Watch 25 Years Of Les Claypool New Year’s Eve Extravaganzas In This Video Compilation

first_imgLes Claypool has fostered several variations into the last 25 years of his career, including Primus, Les Claypool’s Flying Frog Brigade, Duo De Twang, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and more. Each band is somehow both unique and distinctly Claypool, highlighting the many influences to his style in a truly celebratory manner. The last 25 years have seen the bassist and his various groups enter the New Year in the Bay Area, with the most recent celebration taking place at The Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA.Today, Primus shares a 20+ minute montage that contains show posters, video footage, and photos of the last 25 NYE performances that truly documents the levels of extremity that Claypool is known to explore.Any true fan of Les Claypool, and his many brigades, should watch this video, if not for pure entertainment. Footage varies from performances at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Henry J Kaiser Convention Center, The Fillmore, Warfield, War Memorial Opera House, and more, with opening acts including Dweezil Zappa, Spearhead, Tool, Banyan, and The Deftones.Watch “Les Claypool’s 25 New Year’s Eve Extravaganzas” below:You can watch a couple of videos from Primus’s most recent NYE celebration, including their New Year’s countdown into “Man on the Silver Mountain”, and a performance of “Man on the Silver Mountain” below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Fundraiser benefits local woman battling stage four cancer

first_imgThe event had live entertainment, fifty-fifty raffles and free drinks. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Friends and family of a local woman participated in a benefit Saturday to help in her battle with cancer. Annette Rohman was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Organizer Kelly Philhower said, “She’s here right now with all of her family and friends, she’s happy and she’s overjoyed at the love and support everyone has shown over the last few months in organizing this and putting it together.” center_img People spent the day at Beer Thirty to raise money to help Rohman cover her medical expenses. Organizers hope the event can help raise awareness about colon cancer.last_img

CBS News gets new chief

first_imgNEW YORK – CBS News still doesn’t have a new anchor or format for its evening news broadcast, but it does have a new behind-the-scenes chief in network veteran Rome Hartman. Hartman, a longtime “60 Minutes” producer, was appointed executive producer of the third-ranked “CBS Evening News” on Tuesday, replacing Jim Murphy. Murphy’s tenure of six years was longest of any chief executive in the broadcast’s 50-year history. CBS News President Sean McManus said Murphy had asked for a new challenge. “I have tremendous respect for Jim’s talents and his accomplishments as leader of the broadcast, and he should be very proud of the job he did,” McManus said. “Jim and I will continue to discuss his future role at CBS News.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Bob Schieffer has been interim anchor at the evening news since Dan Rather stepped down in March. Network chief Leslie Moonves and McManus have been searching for a new anchor and format, and have been courting “Today” anchor Katie Couric. Hartman spent more than a decade at “60 Minutes” as a producer for Lesley Stahl, and he was senior producer at “60 Minutes II” this year before it was canceled. He joined CBS News in 1983 in Atlanta, and spent three years as a Washington-based senior producer on the evening news. CBS News is part of Viacom Inc. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0

first_imgA quickfire double from Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba put Chelsea in command at the break at Stamford Bridge.Tottenham were by far the brighter of the two sides in the first 15 minutes, with Harry Kane – starting ahead of Roberto Soldado – twice serving notice of his intent.Shortly after Jan Vertonghen had nodded just over, Kane latched on to a Vlad Chiriches cross but his header came crashing back off the crossbar.Kane then picked the pocket of Cahill on the left flank, outsprinted the Chelsea centre-back and bore down on goal, but screwed his angled shot wastefully wide of the far post.It took Chelsea 17 minutes to muster a meaningful attack. John Terry won the ball on halfway, Willian slipped the ball into Drogba and he teed up Cesc Fabregas – but the Spaniard’s clipped effort was straight at Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.Tottenham didn’t heed the warning and Chelsea went in front a couple of minutes later.Hazard, who had been the Blues’ main outlet early on, played a neat one-two with Drogba before smashing in a shot under the body of Lloris at his near post.And another error from the goalkeeper allowed Chelsea to double their money moments later.The Frenchman’s wayward kick was recovered by Hazard, he fed Oscar, and the Brazilian slipped a perfectly weighted pass into Drogba, who held off Vertonghen before drilling home.The two goals settled Chelsea down after a nervy start and killed Tottenham’s early bluster, with Ryan Mason’s shot straight at Thibaut Courtois all Spurs had to show for the rest of the half.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Drogba. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gautrain: JHB-PTA route in final testing

first_img28 June 2011Final details and tests on the Gautrain route from Johannesburg to Pretoria are under way and the final operating permit could be issued in July, the Railway Safety Regulator said on Friday.“We are in the final phase of assessing all the last outstanding details, and provided that the current system stability tests are successful, we should be in a position to consider the issuing of the final operating permit in the course of July,” the regulator said in a statement.The route from Johannesburg to Pretoria, via Rosebank, Sandton, Midrand and Centurion, was due to open on July 1.Rigorous safety testing“The Gautrain’s Bombela Operating Company (BOC) will have to satisfy the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) that rigorous safety testing and trial runs have been successfully completed and that all the required safety measures are in place before a safety permit is granted for the Johannesburg to Pretoria route.”The RSR had worked closely with BOC since 2007 on the safe completion of the Gautrain.“All these efforts are aimed at ensuring the rapid rail project operates safely once introduced for commercial operation.”‘Expected snags’The RSR said since the BOC took charge of the system in March to conduct tests there had been some snags.“The RSR observes that as expected with a new system of this magnitude a number of snags emerged during this ‘settling in’ period, which have been systematically addressed by BOC and its partners.”The RSR said the operator had co-operated fully during this phase.Sapalast_img read more

Black Mambazo’s Grammy ‘for Mandela’

first_img28 January 2014Ladysmith Black Mambazo has dedicated their latest Grammy award to the memory and legacy of former president Nelson Mandela, news agency AFP said on Monday.The traditional isicathamiya group shared the award with “flamenco fusionists” The Gipsy Kings for “best world music album” for their record Singing for Peace Around the World at the awards in Los Angeles in California on Sunday night. It was the group’s 16th nomination – and its fourth Grammy.Other nominees in the world category were Ravi Shankar for The Living Room Sessions – Part 2 and Femi Kuti for his album No Place for my Dream.The group dedicated the work to Mandela, who died in December last year, and said all proceeds of the album purchased on their website would be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.Group member Sibongiseni Shabalala told Eyewitness News that when they received the nomination, “we already said we hope to win this for Madiba”.US tourLadysmith Black Mambazo is currently on a three-month tour of the US, performing in New Orleans, New York, Washington DC and other cities.Formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1964 after hearing a harmony in a dream, the group made their first recording in the early 1970s – and have recorded more than 40 albums since.They are South Africa’s foremost proponents of the Iscathamiya, a traditional Zulu style of singing.RootsThe group gained international fame and recognition in the late 1980s, following their collaboration with Paul Simon on his Grammy Award-winning Graceland album.Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s previous Grammys include one for best folk recording in 1988 for their album Shaka Zulu, which was produced by Simon; another in 2004 for Raise Your Spirits Higher; and for Ilembe in 2009.TributeWhen Mandela died in December last year, the group wrote a tribue just hours after the former state president passed away. “Nelson Mandela was one of us but he was able to change our nation because of his incredible will, his dignity and his humanity.“We are often asked about our most memorable career moments. The expected answer is usually about work with famous entertainers or about winning Grammy Awards. This is not so. Our most memorable moment was in 1993 when Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Madiba asked us to join him on his trip to receive the award in Norway, to sing and to represent our nation. He would say to us that we are South Africa’s “cultural ambassadors” to the world. We took this honour very seriously,” the group wrote on its Facebook page.“Now, it’s left for all of us to carry on his mission. We must continue the journey of making not just South Africa, but the whole world, a peaceful, forgiving place. If we all keep Mandela’s way within us, we can achieve greatness. As we continue to spread the message of peace, love and harmony, we re-dedicate ourselves to Mandela and his dream of a Rainbow Nation, a Rainbow World, in fact. May his journey continue in the soul and spirits of all who were touched by him.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

New smart bed watches while you sleep…in a non-creepy way

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Donal Power Tags:#biometrics#CES2017#IoT#Sleep Number 360#smart home How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…center_img Follow the Puck It’s not just Santa who knows when you’ve been sleeping. New smart bed technology debuted in the Sleep Number 360 tracks your every toss and turn and reshapes itself accordingly.The Sleep Number 360 smart bed was unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The bed of the future was named “Best of Innovation” Honoree in the CES Innovation Awards’ Home Appliances category.Select Comfort Corp.’s Sleep Number 360 bed is powered by biometric sleep tracking that automatically adjusts the physical configuration of the bed so that its occupants sleep better.“A great night of quality sleep is essential to a healthy mind, body and soul,” said Select Comfort president and chief executive officer Shelly Ibach. “Consumers love that the Sleep Number 360 smart bed automatically adjusts during the night to ensure you have your best sleep ever.”The futuristic bed features a number of aspects that are aimed at enhancing sleep through new technology.The bed will adjust itself throughout the night as the occupants’ sleep positions change. Using two air chambers inside the mattress the bed can reshape itself to the bodies of the each sleeping partners’ sleep position, whether they be on their back, stomach or side.Warmer feet, quieter mouthsAnd for those who are tired of their partner noisily sawing logs next to them, Sensing SleepIQ biometrics allows automatic snore detection. Rather than the traditional method of using one’s feet to boot your snoring partner onto the floor, the futuristic bed will adjust itself to remedy the snoring by, for example, raising a snoring person’s head slightly if they are sleeping on their back.As well, the super bed has foot-warming technology to help sleepers enter dreamland quicker. This technology is linked to the smart bed’s capability of tracking its owners’ regular bedtime routine and automatically warming up in anticipation of some cold toes.A smart alarm system is also linked to the bed’s tracking of its owners’ normal sleeping and waking patterns. The kinder gentler alarm system can sound a wake tone during the dreamers’ lightest stage of sleep during the pre-set wake-up timeframe, to ease one into consciousness without the horror of a jarring alarm clock set to drive-time traffic updates. Related Posts last_img read more

Cameron Johnson scores 15 points, No. 15 UNC tops Pitt

first_imgNorth Carolina’s Cameron Johnson (13) drives to the hoop as Pittsburgh’s Terrell Brown (21) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Pittsburgh. North Carolina won 85-60. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH — North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson knew the boos were coming. Expected them actually. It’s part of the deal when you leave one school for another. So when the Pittsburgh’s “Oakland Zoo” student section politely let the former Panther have it during pregame introductions on Saturday, he took it as a bit of a compliment.“No hard feelings on my end,” Johnson said with a shrug.ADVERTISEMENT White led the Tar Heels with 22 points, Luke Maye added 17 points and 11 rebounds and North Carolina used a 16-0 run in the first half to subdue the first sellout crowd at the Petersen Events Center in nearly two years.“I just think we locked down on defense,” White said. “We got out in transition and we ran our sets and we just played harder and with a lot of effort.”Something that has been spotty at best during North Carolina’s uneven nonconference season. Yet the Tar Heels had little trouble against the young and undersized Panthers (10-4, 0-1), who are in the midst of a massive rebuild under first-year coach Jeff Capel.Trey McGowens scored 17 points and fellow freshman Xavier Johnson chipped in 14 for the Panthers, who lost their 23rd straight regular-season ACC game. The Panthers shot just 31 percent (19 of 62) from the field and struggled to get into any kind of rhythm. Pitt turned it over 15 times, made only 2 of 19 3-pointers and couldn’t keep up once the adrenaline wore off.“We have to work a lot harder to get better, that’s the thing,” Capel said. “What we did in the nonconference was good for the nonconference. We have to play good consistently, not just for a 12-minute period. Have to do it for an extended period for us to win in this league.”ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reality hit the Panthers about halfway through the first half. Au’Diese Toney’s tip-in for Pitt trimmed North Carolina’s lead to 15-14 with 11:58 to go before the break, but the Panthers wouldn’t make another shot for more than 10 minutes. By the time McGowens ended the Panthers’ dry spell with a 3-pointer, North Carolina led by 21.“They hit us in the mouth and we never fought back, we never hit back (during that) stretch they took the lead,” Pitt’s Malik Ellison said. “We let missing shots affect our defense and we can’t let that happen.”BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The Tar Heels can be hit or miss with their defensive intensity but overwhelmed the Panthers once the early adrenaline wore off. The Tar Heels will need to muster it more often against better opponents. “I liked our poise because the crowd really did get into it early,” coach Roy Williams said.Pitt: Even with large swaths of light blue in the arena, that the Panthers were able to fill The Pete offers tangible proof of the optimism Capel has brought to the table in his first few months on the job. Turning that optimism into ACC wins, however, is another matter. The Panthers played hard but their offensive weaknesses and lack of size were exploited at will by the bigger, deeper and more talented Tar Heels.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: Visits in-state rival North Carolina State on Tuesday.Pitt: Welcomes Louisville on Wednesday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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Johnson helped make sure of it, hitting his first three shots on his way to 15 points and nine rebounds as the 15th-ranked Tar Heels opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a lopsided 85-60 victory.Johnson grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs and spent three seasons at Pitt. He graduated in the spring of 2017 and asked for his release. The Panthers initially balked at Johnson transferring to a conference rival but gave in after Johnson went public with the request . Johnson is flourishing for the Tar Heels, where he’s evolved into more than a 6-foot-8 spot-up shooter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionHe provided the proof in front of 25 friends and family, many of whom rose out of their seats behind the North Carolina bench each time he touched the ball. The signature play came at the end of the first half when teammate Leaky Black chased down a Pitt miss and found Johnson, who took two dribbles to midcourt and hit a streaking Coby White for a layup at the buzzer.“I just feel like I’m a little better overall physically, a little more fine-tuned,” Johnson said. “As I keep getting older, I keep getting a little better and more experienced, so I feel like that’s all added up for me.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Kai Sotto starts workout at Atlanta Hawks’ training facility

first_imgMOST READ View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto is taking in that NBA-caliber preparation in his hopes of making it to the premier basketball league in the world.The 7-foot-2 youngster is on the second day of his training at Emory Sports Medicine Complex, the location of the Atlanta Hawks’ training facility, as shared through his Instagram stories.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes Triple-A debut for Syracuse Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sotto, though, isn’t spending all his time just training. He also paid a visit to State Farm Arena and watched the Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 130-122.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Kai Sotto to train ‘full-time’ overseas, chase NBA dreamsScreengrab of Kai Sotto’s Instagram Story.Sotto, the 16-year-old MVP of the UAAP Season 81 juniors’ basketball tournament, is looking to become the first homegrown Filipino basketball player to enter the NBA and his initial stop is to play professionally in Europe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: Kai Sotto leaves for US on MondayBefore he goes to Europe, though, Sotto and his dad Ervin made a stop in Atlanta to further develop his skills. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more