Bob Weir And John Mayer Talk Dead & Co’s Beginnings And The Legacy Of The Dead In New Interview

first_imgAhead of Dead & Company’s two-night stand at Fenway Park this Saturday and Sunday, The Boston Globe has just released a new interview with Bob Weir and John Mayer. In this latest article, both Mayer and Weir talk about Dead & Company and what it means to be a part of the act. For Mayer, he speaks on the honor of being in such an act whereas Weir speaks more holistically about the group as part of the Grateful Dead’s legacy.Notably, Mayer describes himself as a “fan boy . . . obsessed” with the Grateful Dead and that his participation in the group is “an honor beyond. It’s knighthood.” While initially, Deadheads may have skeptical when the Grammy winner was tapped for Dead & Co, particularly considering how dialed-in the group was during this past week’s string of shows in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, Mayer has more or less assuaged these fears for many. Still, the lead guitarist addresses this fact, saying, “I knew it would draw skepticism from anyone who heard about it without hearing us. . . . I’m not afraid of it — that’s what made me work so hard. I know I’m under scrutiny. But I have a distance to see the beauty. I’m coming in as a guy with no umbilical tie to it. I enjoy every last second. I cannot believe that I am, in some way, vestigially a part of this band.”Dead & Co Impress With Silky Segues, Miles Davis Jam, Lively “Terrapin” In ATL [Photos/Full Video]Bob Weir, as an insider from the Grateful Dead’s onset, talks about what it was like to be a part of the Grateful Dead. He focuses on the more free-spirited, companionable focus across the members of the group and particularly of his connection with Jerry Garcia, “We got along real well. We amused each other musically and otherwise. We just had fun together. That turned into a career.” He later goes on to state that the success of the group lay in the members’ ability to “[keep] ourselves amused. It’s that simple. . . . On and off stage. Really nothing much more to it.”Though Mayer references the “distance to see the beauty,” Weir has no such distance though is equally poised to see the beauty of the group, particularly when contrasted with the Grateful Dead’s time together and the band’s legacy. Despite a number of various spin-offs, he notes that among them Dead & Company “has a lot of promise.” Weir reiterates Mayer’s abilities and the ability of Dead & Company as a unit moving forward, stating that the group is “becoming its own thing” and that they’re in “full-on Grateful Dead operational mode. . . . We plug in and take it for a little walk in the woods. And [Mayer] is more than capable of doing that.”Dead & Company Sets The Bar High For The Final Night Of Their Stellar Boulder Run [Full Audio/Videos]Both Mayer and Weir offer their perspectives on how the group came together, initially during a 2015 segment on the “The Late Late Show.” It seems as though the two’s chemistry was immense from the get-go. As Weir retells, “[Mayer] invited me as a musical guest, and we did a sound check. We were supposed to do two songs, and after two hours they unplugged us. . . One thing led to another.” However, Mayer’s retelling similarly describes it as a “confluence of events,” though he makes the events seem more intentional, stating, “I’m capable of inducing my own obsession. That’s what happened with the Grateful Dead.” As Weir and Mayer began more formally meeting, Mayer states that after he “explained to them what their music meant to me,” Weir invited him on, most likely due to the larger ethos of the Dead that “If you think you can do the job, come help out. This is not music you want to listen to, but participate in.”Though rumors have circulated about Bob Weir’s health as he rounds toward his 70th birthday, the founding Grateful Dead member assuages the fears of fans whose minds may drift toward the idea of his retirement. “I wouldn’t last long in retirement. . . . I love to play, always have.”You can read the full Boston Globe article here, which goes more in-depth into Dead & Company’s beginnings and sees Bob Weir speak briefly on the Grateful Dead’s fan base, Woodstock, his dreamlike songwriting techinque, and more.[Photo: Erik Kabik]last_img read more

First N95 Medical Mask Imports Finally Reaching US

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixnioWASHINGTON – The first N95 medical masks to reach the U.S. since February are arriving by plane and ship this week, with trucks standing ready to speed them to coronavirus hot spots around the country.In recent days, 24 pallets of the masks arrived at the port of Los Angeles, sent from a 3M factory in Singapore, according to trade records from Panjiva, a company that tracks trade data. The Federal Emergency Management Agency flew 130,000 of the special masks on a cargo plane that arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Southeast Asia, and DirectRelief, a humanitarian aid organization, was expecting 80,000 to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport any day now.It’s not nearly enough to meet demand. As COVID-19 cases soared this month, the U.S. was hit with a critical shortage of medical supplies, which often are made in China. Until this week, the most recent delivery of medical-grade N95 masks arrived from China more than a month ago, on Feb. 19.N95 masks are used in industrial settings as well as hospitals, and they filter out 95% of all airborne particles, including ones too tiny to be blocked by regular masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told medical providers to use bandanas if they run out of the masks, while volunteers with sewing skills are using publicly shared patterns to bolster supplies. Doctors, nurses and other health care workers across the United States are frustrated that they have to care for sick people without proper equipment. Some have held demonstrations; others are buying their own supplies.A home health nurse who is part of the Oregon Nurses Association said she’s terrified she’s spreading coronavirus from one place to the next as she visits her elderly patients in assisted living facilities without a mask, gloves or other protective equipment.“I wake up every morning in fear, absolutely terrified I’m going to do something to harm an entire generation of our seniors. It makes me sick,” she said. She spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized by her company to speak to reporters.A typical day can bring her to four facilities with 50 elderly people each.For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.DirectRelief vice president Tony Morain said they usually supply the neediest clinics in places like Haiti. But they’re now shipping masks and other gear to some of the wealthiest places in the U.S.“Basically we’ve expanded our scope based on the need,” said Morain. “We’re still doing everything we can to support safety-net facilities, but we’re also receiving requests for major hospitals in hard-hit areas.”FEMA said in a written statement that it has created an “air bridge” to quickly bring medical supplies from manufacturers in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, Honduras and Mexico.The first FEMA flight landed Sunday at Kennedy Airport with an 80-ton shipment that included 130,000 N95 masks, 1.8 million face masks and gowns, 10.3 million gloves and thousands of thermometers, to be distributed to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Contracted flights arrived Monday in Chicago with supplies that are being shipped to other states. An additional 19 FEMA flights are scheduled, with more flights being added daily.Since the outbreak began, 3M has doubled its global output of N95 respirator masks to an annual rate of over 1.1 billion, or nearly 100 million per month. That includes this week’s imports and U.S. manufacturing. Honeywell Safety also announced that it would ramp up production of N95 masks in its Rhode Island and Arizona facilities to help meet growing demand for protective gear.last_img read more

NAFCU aggressively fighting frivolous ADA lawsuits; another amicus accepted

first_img continue reading » The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia accepted an additional amicus brief submitted by NAFCU in support of a credit union’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed against the institution under the Americans with Disabilities Act.As the number of frivolous lawsuits filed under the ADA has increased in recent months, NAFCU has been proactive in supporting members targeted by litigation.The Eastern District Court had previously accepted another amicus filed by NAFCU; the hearing for that case is today. NAFCU appreciates the court’s willingness to listen to the association’s concerns and will continue to monitor developments in these cases.Credit unions and other institutions have faced a rash of lawsuits in the past year related to website accessibility because of ambiguities in the ADA’s language. NAFCU and its members strongly support the protections of the ADA and efforts to ensure individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against and have equal access to financial services. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Project of digitalization of the tourist system “Croatian digital tourism e-tourism” presented

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism presented the project of digitalization of the tourist system “Croatian digital tourism – e – tourism“Which will fundamentally change the processes in tourism through five new public e-services and provide additional benefits to service providers and tourists.It is a project that aims, with the help of advanced technologies, to improve the tourism sector and improve communication between service providers and public administration in tourism, increase efficiency by shortening the time required to process requests, reduce public service costs and the possibility of errors in providing them. ultimately, to play a central role in promoting Croatian tourism.With the aim of faster, better and simpler business of stakeholders in tourism and public administration, the project Croatian Digital Tourism – e-tourism, brings five new public e-services that will be developed by the end of 2020, which will connect the procedures of several public administration bodies in the integrated state information system: Central Tourist Register, e-Visitor guest check-in and check-out system, platform te e – services of administrative and non-administrative procedures.  With the Croatian Digital Tourism project, two already existing services, the guest check-in system e-Visitor and the platform, will be upgraded and further digitized, the Central Tourist Register will be created, and the existing administrative services of administrative and non-administrative procedures will come to life. online. The aim of the Central Tourist Register is to enable users to issue up-to-date information, certificates or excerpts on existing catering facilities, service providers in tourism and the system of tourist boards in one place. Furthermore, the new e-service Administrative procedures, procedures such as requests  and issuing solutions for categorization, classification or, for example, recategorization of catering and tourist facilities, will be possible via the Internet, while the new e-service will make all Non-Administrative Procedures for Granting Aid for Development in Tourism available in one place and will enable filling in applications, authentication , insight into the status of request processing and obtaining a solution via the Internet.e-Tourism will thus facilitate numerous bureaucratic processes and reduce the time required for them, and will increase the transparency of public administration in tourism by providing up-to-date tourist information to citizens in the field of tourism.Cappelli: Croatia is a leader in tourism innovation”At the Ministry of Tourism, we are focused on new technologies, efficient connection of all stakeholders in tourism, product development and tourism promotion through modern communication channels. Therefore  is a Croatian digital tourism project that will make the tourism system even more efficient and connected, our response to changes and market needs. With numerous benefits  for tourism service providers and users themselves, this project also supports the effective implementation of tourism laws that are in the process of change and which will further contribute to the administrative relief of tourism stakeholders. It is a project that closes the year of digital transformation at the global level, as declared by the World Tourism Organization, and introduces Croatian tourism into a new, digital age and thus once again confirms that Croatia is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations, but also a leader in tourism innovation. ”He pointed out Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli.EXPORT OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS / eVisitor wants to implement Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Algeria and BiHU  The Croatian National Tourist Board is also involved in the implementation of the project as the holder of the development of public e-services: registration and deregistration of guests, as well as the provision of tourist information and the promotion of Croatian tourism through the platform. “Croatian digital tourism is an important and comprehensive project that will raise the entire Croatian tourist system to a higher level of efficiency. Our main goal will be to connect the entire system of tourist boards on the tourist information portal, which will be available in ten language variants and which will offer users numerous services in one place. Also, through this project we will further improve our unique and award-winning eVisitor guest check-in and check-out system, for the implementation of which countries such as Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Algeria and BiH have expressed interest.”, Said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić.By the way, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has declared the eVisitor system the third best tourism innovation in the world, while the Split-Dalmatia County was the first in Croatia to present Study of reception capacities of tourism. The official partners of the project “Croatian digital tourism – e-tourism” are the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County and the State Administration Office of Split-Dalmatia County.  The entire project is supported by the European Union, ie co-financed  is funded by the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds (85%) and brings a number of benefits that have been recognized in other countries. According to the Ministry of Tourism, in the context of sustainability, the implementation of the project will result in large financial savings in terms of cost reduction, which will be based on: 160.000 solutions issued to tourism service providers will save 460.000,00 HRK. Attachment: PRESENTATION Croatian digital tourism – e – tourismRELATED NEWS:EVISITOR SYSTEM THE THIRD BEST TOURIST INNOVATION IN THE WORLDSPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY PRESENTS STUDY OF ACCEPTANCE CAPACITIES OF TOURISMlast_img read more

Gary Neville tells Mikel Arteta to sign ‘ice cold’ players after Man City & Brighton defeats

first_imgAdvertisement Will Arteta make moves in the transfer market? (Picture: Getty)‘Mikel Arteta – we should still say that the shape Arsenal are playing, the shape they have defensively I think is better than it was previously but the individuals within that will let you down. ‘It doesn’t matter how well you coach the shape, if you get exposed one on one or defenders make mistakes – as we saw in that game against Manchester City and against Brighton – then you’re just going to get punished. ‘They just need defenders with better concentration. Jamie [Carragher] mentioned about Dejan Lovren being emotional. ‘Sir Alex Ferguson – there were elements of me that were emotional sometimes as a player and he would knock it right out of me. He said I hate emotional defenders. He wants his defenders to be ice cold. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘You are going to make mistakes as a goalkeeper and a defender but it’s then that second mistake. That one where you try to win it back and you give that penalty away. It’s where you try to win it and you can’t win it. ‘It’s just dropping your ego really sometimes as a defender. Delaying helps because your team-mates sometimes get back. ‘You get too many defenders who try to win the first ball, who try and dive in and we’ve seen that with Arsenal’s defenders over the years – with David Luiz and Mustafi, Sokratis when he plays. ‘They dive in, they like to challenge where it’s not there to challenge, they feel they have to win the ball and sometimes it’s not there to win.’Should Arsenal sign new defenders?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Neal Maupay telling Arsenal’s players to ‘learn humility’MORE: ‘We need to be showing that fight!’ – Arsenal legend Ian Wright defends Matteo Guendouzi over Neal Maupay clashFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jun 2020 8:03 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link677Shares Neville told Arteta to sign new defenders (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville has urged Mikel Arteta to sign ‘ice cold’ defenders in the transfer window if he wants Arsenal to kick on. The Gunners suffered back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Brighton in a disastrous return to Premier League action, with their defenders making a string of individual errors. David Luiz was mainly culpable during the 3-0 thumping at the hands of defending champions City, while Neal Maupay’s stoppage time winner in a 2-1 win for Brighton was another sign of Arsenal’s soft underbelly. Neville, the former Manchester United defender, insists that Arteta can’t ‘trust’ his current crop of defenders no matter how well he coaches their defensive shape. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd he has advised him to overhaul the defence, to get rid of the ’emotional’ defenders at the club and instead sign ‘ice cold’ operators.‘You just can’t trust Arsenal, you haven’t been able to for years,’ he told the Gary Neville Podcast. ‘We’ve all said it. Gary Neville tells Mikel Arteta to sign ‘ice cold’ players after Man City & Brighton defeats Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Brisbane’s affordability game is strong with cheapest three-bed house rent at $265/wk

first_imgThis is the cheapest three bedroom house you can rent in Brisbane right now. Picture: affordability issues rage across the capitals, latest data shows the cheapest rent you can pay for a three bedroom Brisbane house right now was $265 — and it’s not a one-off with two more in the area available at $300 a week.The three bedroom, single bathroom house at 123 Railway Parade, Darra, is about 500 metres away from Darra train station and shops, which are a 40 minute train ride or half an hour by car from the Brisbane CBD. It has undercover parking. Picture: post-war timber house was being marketed as having a large entertainer’s deck, three minutes from Inala shopping centre and two minutes from a popular community kindy.The property also has two sheds and was pet friendly with bond set at $1,200, according to agent Li Chin or Ironfish Property Management.Also in the same suburb, at 66 Centaurus St in Inala, a three bedroom, single bathroom, triple garage house was available at $300 a week — and the owners were so keen to land someone soon, they’ve offered a week rent free. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoCould this be the beginning of a very spacious rumpus room? Picture:, it’s not the prettiest thing on the market right now — but it’s neat and tidy and close to transport and shops. It has lino on some floors but also high ceilings, It’s not fully fenced, but the yard is large and level. It’s not suitable for dogs but other pets will be considered. It certainly can’t be beaten on affordability. Bond is $1,060, with rent calculated monthly at $1,148.Stephanie Russ of Maison Real Estate — Mount Ommaney has the property available from September 16.Also in the same area in Brisbane’s southwest are two other three bedroom houses up for rental at $300 a week.A three bedder that has a single bathroom and a double-car garage at 14 Pigeon Street, Inala, is available from September 13. Great spot for a barbie. Picture: 66 Centaurus St, Inala Qld 4077. Picture: 123 Railway Parade, Darra Qld 4076. Picture: What a massive yard. Picture: A very spacious kitchen with an upright oven. Picture: 14 Pigeon Street, Inala Qld 4077. Picture: The property is close to amenities. Picture: property was being marketed as being close to Inala Civic Center, walking distance to Richlands East State School and an easy commute to Ipswich Motorway. Pets would be considered on application, according to agents Melina Reardon and Kerryanne Drummond of Ray White Forest Lake. Bond was set at $1,200.last_img read more

3 Southeast Indiana residents receive Golden Hoosier award

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration’s Division of Aging, announced that 21 senior citizens will receive the 2018 Golden Hoosier Award.There were more than 80 submissions from individuals across the state.The award began in 2008 and annually honors Hoosier senior citizens for their years of service and commitment to the state.3 of the 21 recipients are from Southeast Indiana, Michael Stephens from Versailles, Marlene Fudge from Rushville, and Ray Black from Madison.A ceremony will be held on June 21 at the Indiana Statehouse to celebrate their achievements.last_img

Napoleon State Bank announces President and CEO retirement and successor

first_imgserved as the President of the Decatur County United Fund and currently serves on the Decatur County Water Board. He is a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and is married to his wife Valorie, they have two children and two grandchildren.“It is an honor to be named President/CEO of The Napoleon State Bank. I am looking forward to serving our customers, stockholders, and employees in this new role. I am very excited about the future of The Napoleon State Bank and the communities it serves,” stated Moorman.The Napoleon State Bank has been locally owned since 1903 and serves the Ripley and Decatur counties of Southeastern Indiana with six locations in Napoleon, Holton, Osgood, Greensburg, and Westport. The mission of The Napoleon State Bank is to remain a locally-owned financial institution, dedicated to providing a broad range of services to our customers and communities, through a friendly, trained, qualified staff that provides unsurpassed personal service to our customers. The Napoleon State Bank has a total of 84 employees. Member FDIC & Equal Housing Lender. NAPOLEON, IN.— The Napoleon State Bank, a locally-owned bank, headquartered in Napoleon, IN, announced that Mark Comer President and Chief Executive Officer will retire January 31, 2020. Comer began his banking career in the Ripley County community in 1978 as Holton Branch Manager with The Napoleon State Bank. He was appointed to the board of directors in 1990. Then, in 2016, Comer was promoted to President/CEO. His business leadership in this rural community spans over forty-one years and includes serving customers, encouraging small business growth, and developing The Napoleon State Bank to what it is known for today.“I began my professional career with The Napoleon State Bank in 1978, and I am proud to have been a part of the Company’s growth, including two new branches in 2019,” said Comer. “I have seen the bank grow from $15 million to $267 million in assets. However, I treasure most the relationships with customers, stockholders, and employees that I have been able to develop over the years.” Comer further states that, “The Napoleon State Bank’s dedicated employees and management team have put the bank on a solid footing and I am confident that the company is well-positioned for its next phase under the leadership and guidance of the new CEO.”The Board of Directors of The Napoleon State Bank has appointed Mr. Joseph Moorman, Executive Vice President, Lending Division of The Napoleon State Bank to be the new President/CEO. Mr. Moorman is a graduate of South Decatur High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and graduated from The Wisconsin Banking School in 2008. Joe began employment with The Napoleon State Bank in 1984 where he has served in several capacities including Lender, Branch Manager of Greensburg-Westridge branch, Executive Vice President of Lending, and Secretary to the Board, among others. Joe has Page 2last_img read more

Evans wants strong finish

first_img They may have won just one of O’Neill’s seven competitive matches, taking the notable scalp of Russia, but two impressive showings against a star-studded Portugal probably deserved more than the one point they yielded. Now Evans wants to take as much as possible from their remaining fixtures – away at Luxembourg, Azerbaijan and Israel – to tee up their next European campaign. “We’re in a good place as a squad. It feels like we have things worked out a bit and if we can continue in that fashion there is that wee bit of hope,” said Evans. “The extra teams are qualifying in the next campaign and that gives us a big incentive. But we need to go back to this campaign first, finish as strong as we can and put points on the board. “That might have an effect on the seedings and the draw for the next qualifying campaign. “There is a good spirit among the squad. You hear people saying ‘we enjoy it’ but we actually are enjoying it. It’s a good atmosphere.” Success at the Stade Josy Barthel, a ground named after Luxembourg’s only Olympic gold medallist, would be the ideal way to keep the feelgood factor going after Northern Ireland threw away a winning position against Portugal on Friday on the way to a 4-2 defeat. Evans accepts his side have not always been at their best when playing lesser opponents in recent years, a fact borne out by a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture, but is hopeful that will change. “It won’t be bigger in terms of publicity than Portugal – beating them at home would have people talking about great nights at Windsor Park – but these are the games we haven’t done as well in, against teams at the same level as us or below,” he said. Jonny Evans has called for a strong finish to Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign with a view to greater things in the future. After Tuesday night’s Group F match in Luxembourg, just one more double-header remains on the road to Rio and, although Northern Ireland will not be there, Evans is full of enthusiasm for the challenges ahead. Euro 2016 will see an increase from 16 to 24 teams and Manchester United defender Evans believes that represents a chance for Michael O’Neill’s improving side. Press Association “The onus is on ourselves, you get a lot more time on the ball in these games. “There is that pressure if we don’t produce or if we don’t score early, but if we stick to what we did well against Portugal, no matter what the opponent, I think we’ll be fine.” Chris Brunt and Kyle Lafferty are both absent having been sent off against Portugal, with Rangers forward Dean Shiels called up as cover. Shiels’ only international goal came in the home clash against Luxembourg, but he is unlikely to dislodge Jamie Ward or Martin Paterson if both remain fit. last_img read more

Cricket News Sydney Test – A day of Pink, Jane McGrath day and raising Breast Cancer Awareness

first_imgNew Delhi: In Australia, the last two Tests of the international summer have massive significance. The Decmber 26-30 period is considered the Boxing Day Test and it is one of the marquee events of the sporting calendar Down Under. The Sydney Test is considered the New Year’s Test which is played in the first week of January every New Year. However, the Sydney Test has an added significance. It is also the Pink Test. It is a day when the entire SCG, along with all the cricketing equipments is decked in Pink and spectators, along with other prominent personalities dress in pink and raise funds for breast cancer awareness and aid. The Test is dedicated to Jane McGrath, the wife of Australia’s legendary pacer Glenn McGrath, who took 563 wickets for Australia.On day 2 of the ongoing Test between India and Australia, the Pink Day was celebrated in grand style. Past breast cancer survivors caught up with nurses who had treated them. Their encounters resulted in some wonderful stories on social media. Jane was also honoured with a massive pink banner at the SCG and there were appeals to raise close to AUD 2.1 million towards the end of the Test. Read More | India vs Australia, live cricket score: Jadeja and Shami wreck hostsEven the Indian community in Sydney played their part to perfection. Many volunteers from the Pink Sari INC, an Indian organisation in Sydney, spread their message about breast cancer awareness by wearing pink saris. Their main aim this time was to improve the rates of breast screening of Indian and Sri Lankan women which are traditionally low in New South Wales.Read More | Tim Paine answers reporter’s phone during press conference The first time the SCG hosted the Pink Test was back in 2009 when Australia played South Africa. The McGrath foundation was started in 2005, following McGrath’s first wife Jane’s initial diagnosis with breast and bone cancer. She went into remission, but the cancer returned and she died in 2008, aged 42. Showing his solidarity for the noble cause, India skipper Virat Kohli had added a dash of pink to his batting gear – gloves and pads. So touching to see the #indiancricketteam being not just amazing on field, but also off. Fantastic supporters,” McGrath Foundation wrote on its twitter handle. The McGrath Foundation is seeking to raise as much funds as possible before stumps on day five of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia. McGrath also received the baggy pink caps from Tim Paine and his Australian team on the Jane McGrath day at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  “The touching moment when the Aussies handover their Baggy Pinks to the McGrath family,” the foundation tweeted. “Together, we can make a difference’ couldn’t be any more appropriate! Thank you @CricketAus for what will be another amazing Jane McGrath Day!” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more