Phish Serves Up “YEM” Opener, “Emotional Rescue” Bust-Out, Back-To-Back 20+ Minute Jams In Second Mexico Show [Videos/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Friday night, Phish continued their 2019 trip south of the border with their second of three performances in Riviera Maya, Mexico.After the band turned expectations on their heads on night one with a slew of long-lost tunes including a show-opening bust-out of “Spock’s Brain”, it was anyone’s guess as to how Phish would begin their second Mexican show. However, it’s probably safe to say that nobody expected what did start the night: The first “You Enjoy Myself” show opener since 7/9/03. While this rendition contained a handful of flubs and saw Mike Gordon amusingly head to his trampoline a few bars early, it’s tough to nitpick a show-opening “YEM” on a tropical beach.After the “YEM” vocal jam faded out, the band picked back up with Kasvot Växt favorite “Turtle In The Clouds”, marking its third-ever Phish performance after its Halloween debut and a showing at Madison Square Garden over New Year’s run. It was clear the band was excited to be playing this new material, and that enthusiasm carried over into the song’s choreographed Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio dance and the nice musical crescendo that followed.A compact “46 Days” followed, as Page McConnell and Gordon helped propel the rocker toward a ripping guitar peak. “No Men In No Man’s Land”, one of Phish’s go-to vehicles in the last few years, made its Mexican appearance next. The band worked through a tight, quick-paced, effects-heavy funk jam before easing into a brooding vamp and, in turn, back into the thick funk of “No Men”. After briefly shifting into some melodic major key space, Jon Fishman‘s drums signaled the start of “Emotional Rescue”, the first Phish rendition of the Rolling Stones classic since the “Fuck Your Face” show at Dick’s back in 2012 and just their sixth rendition overall.From there, the band kicked into yet another excellent jammed-out “Tube”, continuing the improv Renaissance the song has experienced as of late with some a driving groove propelled by Gordon and Fishman, who was back in his usual dress after showing off his snappy new green donuts on Thursday night. A “Shade” breather came next before a particularly maniacal “Saw It Again” featuring unhinged howls from Trey and Fishman and Haunted House scream samples from Page brought the first set to a close.For the second night in a row, a newer-vintage “Soul” song took the set two opener slot. “Set Your Soul Free” has quickly cemented its standing as a reliable jam vehicle. This version was no different, as the band pushed into a number of distinct spaces from “No Quarter”-like organ tremors to sinister wails from Trey. A “Piper”-like motif began to appear around the jam’s 17-minute mark as Trey dialed in some soaring sustain. Things patiently built from there toward a stop-start segment featuring some obligatory “woos” from the crowd. “Set Your Soul Free” continued with watery Baker’s Dozen style ambiance before Anastasio drove the 26+ minute exploration home with a towering guitar peak.While the biggest jam of the night was finished, Phish made it clear that they had plenty of improvisational creativity left in the tank with the “Mercury” that followed. Much like the song’s last two appearances in Las Vegas and on New Year’s Eve in New York City, the Mexico “Mercury” pushed its way out into the cosmos, stretching out past the 22-minute mark behind focused playing by all four band members. The newer composition has now been played 17 times, with nearly half of those appearances coming after the beginning of 2018 and several resulting in multiple-relisten-worthy jams. At this point, it’s safe to expect “Mercury” to continue to be a staple set centerpiece going forward—a prospect that should excite any Phish fan.After nearly 50 minutes of tight improv courtesy of “Set Your Soul Free” and “Mercury”, Phish moved into a well-received mid-set “Slave To The Traffic Light” to keep things moving on a lighter, prettier note. By this point, the remainder of the six-song second set was all gravy, as Phish moved through a fun (if somewhat unremarkable) rendition of “Possum”, a “Sanity” whose intro Trey amusingly botched before righting course and adding some amusing ad-libs with Fishman (“Kablooee!”; “Wham-o!”; etc.), and an always-welcome sing-along “Walk Away” closer.Phish finally returned to the stage for a “More” encore. While considerably less interesting than the “Waste”/”Bold As Love” curtain call combo from the previous night, the masses on the beach were no doubt vibrating with love and light as they watched the band cap yet another great performance beside the ocean.Phish is set to close out their 2019 trip to Mexico with their third and final show this evening, and there are still more than enough heavy-hitters on the list of remaining songs to make for one more incredible show. If the last two nights are any indication, fans can feel very good about the prospects of live Phish in 2019.Setlist: Phish | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 2/22/19Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, MexicoSET 1: You Enjoy Myself, Turtle in the Clouds, 46 Days, No Men In No Man’s Land, Emotional Rescue, Tube, Shade, Saw It AgainSET 2: Set Your Soul Free, Mercury, Slave to the Traffic Light, Possum, Sanity, Walk AwayENCORE: MorePhish | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 2/22/19 | Photos: Eric Fefferman Photo: Eric Fefferman/@feffphotolast_img read more

UK vaccine plant evacuated after getting suspicious package

first_imgLONDON (AP) — A British pharmaceutical manufacturing company producing coronavirus vaccines says it had to partially evacuate the factory after receiving a “suspicious package.” Wockhardt UK is an arm of the Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company that is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines at its factory in north Wales. The company said later Wednesday that workers were being allowed back inside the plant after the package was “made safe.” Manufacturing was temporarily suspended but the incident did not affect its production schedule, it added.last_img

Ban Asks for Tougher Laws against Cultivation, Trafficking, and Production of Drugs

first_imgBy Dialogo June 29, 2009 United Nations, 26 June (EFE).- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out in favor of tougher laws to put an end to the cultivation, production, and trafficking of illicit drugs, as well as an increase in aid to the developing countries most vulnerable to this problem. Ban delivered this message as part of the celebration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, at the same time that he pointed out that this year marks the centenary of the first meetings intended to put an end to this problem, those of the Opium Commission in Shanghai (China), at a time when drug abuse and trafficking were at epidemic levels in the Asian country. The U.N. head indicated that “drug abuse can be prevented, treated, and controlled,” at the same time that he asked the multilateral organization’s member states to incorporate drug treatment into their public health programs. He also urged the full implementation of the U.N. conventions against transnational organized crime and against corruption, since they are instruments that can help to prevent and control crimes related to drug trafficking, something that “is posing a serious security threat in many parts of the world.” Ban also referred to the fact that increased aid to the countries most vulnerable to drug trafficking, including the strengthening of their laws, will help them to improve stability and achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDG). At the beginning of the week, the director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio María Costa, presented the institution’s World Drug Report in Washington and indicated in this regard that international efforts against the production and trafficking of illegal drugs “are paying off.” He added that the global market for cocaine, 50 billion dollars in size, “is undergoing seismic shifts,” since “purity levels and seizures (in main consumer countries) are down, prices are up, and consumption patterns are in flux.” Costa indicated that this helps to explain the “gruesome upsurge” of violence in countries like Mexico, while in Central America the cartels “are fighting for a shrinking market.” He also highlighted the fact that in Colombia, which produces half of the world’s cocaine, cultivation (of coca leaf) decreased 18 percent, and production (of the drug) fell a dramatic 28 percent since 2007.last_img read more

41 contested judicial races on the ballot

first_img41 contested judicial races on the ballot Gary Blankenship Senior Editor and Theresa E. Davis Assistant Editor Three Supreme Court justices and 17 district court of appeal judges have filed for merit retention in the fall statewide judicial elections.In addition, there are 17 contested circuit judge races around the state, while 134 circuit judgeships were decided without an election. Most of those involved incumbents who filed for reelection and drew no opponents. There also are 24 contested county court races after the June 12 filing deadline, while 93 county judges — again, mostly incumbents — were elected or reelected without opposition.(Circuit court information came from the Secretary of State’s office. County judge race information came from the Supreme Court and a Web site and e-mail survey of county supervisors of elections offices.)Elections for contested trial court seats will be on the September 5 primary ballot, and any runoffs will be decided in the November 7 general election. The merit retention elections for the appellate bench will be on the November ballot.There will almost certainly be more contested trial court races this fall. The legislature approved 55 new judgeships this year; 35 circuit judgeships and 20 on the county bench. All will be elected and qualifying for those races is July 17-21. Traditionally, such open seats are more likely to draw contested elections than seats occupied by incumbents.It’s also the largest number of new judgeships created and filled by election since at least 1973, when the court system was overhuled.Here’s a list of those who will appear on the November merit retention ballot: • Supreme Court – Chief Justice Barbara J. Pariente, Chief Justice-elect R. Fred Lewis, and Justice Peggy A. Quince.• First District Court of Appeal – Judges Edwin B. Browning, Jr., Bradford L. Thomas, and Peter D. Webster.• Second District Court of Appeal – Judges Darryl C. Casanueva, Charles A. Davis, Edward LaRose, E.J. Salcines, and Thomas E. Stringer, Sr.• Third District Court of Appeal – Judges Angel A. Cortinas, Leslie B. Rothenberg, and Richard J. Suarez.• Fourth District Court of Appeal – Judges Bobby W. Gunther, Fred A. Hazouri, Larry A. Klein, Barry J. Stone, and Carole Y. Taylor.• Fifth District Court of Appeal – Judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr.Contested Circuit Races Here’s a list of contested circuit court races: • First Circuit – Group 15, Terry Ketchel, Dixie Dan Powell, Mike Schofield, and Michael T. Webster.• Fifth Circuit – Group 7, Michelle T. Morley and Scott Wynn.• Sixth Circuit – Group 9, Mary Handsel, Christine “Chris” Helinger, and Glenn Martin; Group 32, LeAnne Lake, Mark Schleben, and Pat Siracusa.• Eighth Circuit – Group 4, Stan Griffis, Stephen Pennypacker, and Lorraine H. Sherman.• Ninth Circuit – Group 5, Jenifer Davis, Mary Ann Etzler, and John Gray.• 11th Circuit – Group 25, Dennis J. Murphy and Josie Perez Velis; Group 65 Israel U. Reyes and Jeffrey D. Swartz.• 12th Circuit – Group 13, Lee E. Haworth and Susan Hartmann Swartz; Group 16, Donna Berlin and Franklin Roberts.• 13th Circuit – Group 25, Robert A. Foster, Jr., and Catherine Williams Real; Group 32, Cris Debock, Elizabeth (Betsy) Lynn Hapner, Bernard C. Silver, and Caroline Jeanne Tesche.• 15th Circuit – Group 13, Jerald S. Beer, David E. French, Kenneth D. Lemoine, and Art Wroble.• 17th Circuit – Group 6, Charles “Charlie” Kaplan and Kenneth David Padowitz.• 18th Circuit – Group 20, Samuel Bookhardt III, Charles G. Crawford, Patrice J. Pilate, and Frank David Zilaitis.• 20th Circuit – Group 9, Kim Levy and Margaret Ogilvie Steinbeck; Group 14, Miguel C. Fernandez III, Steve Holmes, and Bruce Kyle. Unopposed Circuit Races Elected or reelected without opposition to the circuit bench were: • First Circuit – Thomas T. Remington, Marci Levin Goodman, Kelvin Clyde Wells, Jack R. Heflin, and Linda L. Nobles.• Second Circuit – George Reynolds, Nikki Ann Clark, and Terry P. Lewis.• Third Circuit – E. Vernon Douglas, David W. Fina, and James Roy Bean.• Fourth Circuit – Brian J. Davis, Michael R. Weatherby, Robert M. Foster, Lawrence Page Haddock, E. McRae Mathis, Karen K. Cole, Peter L. Dearing, Hugh A. Carithers, Frederick B. Tygart, David C. Wiggins, and Charles W. Arnold, Jr.• Fifth Circuit – Patricia V. Thomas, Frances King, Hale R. Stancil, William G. Law, Jr., Daniel B. Merritt, Sr., and David B. Eddy.• Sixth Circuit – Lynn Tepper, Phillip J. Federico, Doug Baird, Dee Anna Farnell, Bill Webb, Richard Luce, Nelly N. Khouzam, Amy M. Williams, Joseph A. Bulone, David A. Demers, Nancy Monte Ley, and Frank Quesada.• Seventh Circuit – McFerrin Smith, John W. Watson III, J. Michael Traynor, Patrick G. Kennedy, Wendy W. Berger, and William A. Parsons.• Eighth Circuit – Robert P. Cates and Toby S. Monaco.• Ninth Circuit – Belvin Perry, Jr., Margaret T. Waller, Gail Adams, Marc Leslie Lubet, Jay P. Cohen, R. James Stroker, Theotis Bronson, Jose R. Rodriguez, Cynthia Z. MacKinnon, Bob Wattles, Bob Evans, and Stan W. Strickland.• 10th Circuit – Steven L. Selph, Charles B. Curry, James Michael Hunter, Marcus J. Ezelle, and Robert L. Dovel.• 11th Circuit – David C. Miller, Cindy S. Lederman, Lester Langer, David H. Young, Gisela Cardonne Ely, Mindy S. Glazer, Pedro P. Echarte, Jr., Maria M. Korvick, Ellen Sue Venzer, Arthur Rothenberg, Maxine Cohen Lando, Mark King Leban, Maria Espinosa Dennis, Cristina Pereyra-Shuminer, Maynard “Skip” Gross, Ellen L. Leesfield, Joel H. Brown, Victoria Platzer, and Stan Blake.• 12th Circuit – Charles E. Williams, Paul E. Logan, Becky A. Titus, and Janette Dunnigan.• 13th Circuit – Mark R. Wolfe, and Ronald N. Ficarrotta.• 14th Circuit – Richard H. Albritton and Glenn L. Hess.• 15th Circuit – Timothy McCarthy, Jack H. Cook, Moses Baker, Jr., Ronald V. Alvarez, Jonathan D. Gerber, Karen L. Martin, Stephen A. Rapp, Peter D. Blanc, Kathleen J. Kroll, Richard L. Oftedal, Catherine M. Brunson, Edward A. Garrison, and Robin Lee Rosenberg.• 16th Circuit – David J. Audlin, Jr.• 17th Circuit – Carol-Lisa Phillips, Robert Lance Andrews, Richard David Eade, Ronald J. Rothschild, Marcia Beach, Ana I. Gardiner, Dale Ross, Paul L. Backman, Ilona Maxine Holmes, Mark A. Speiser, Arthur M. Birken, Geoffrey D. Cohen, Robert A. Rosenberg, and Peter M. Weinstein.• 18th Circuit – Kerry I. Evander, Lisa Davidson, Debra Nelson, and Marlene M. Alva.• 19th Circuit – Sherwood Bauer, Jr., Paul B. Kanarek, Robert A. Hawley, and Robert E. Belanger.• 20th Circuit – J. Frank Porter, Cynthia A. Ellis, Frederick R. Hardt, James Hall Seals, R. Thomas Corbin, Franklin G. Baker. Contested County Races Here are county judge races that are contested: • Bay County – Group 2, Hoot Crawford, Elijah Smiley, and Shane R. Vann.• Gilchrist County – Group 1, David Miller “Duke” Lang and Edward “Ed” Philman.• Hamilton County – Group 1, Richard B. Davis, Donald K. Rudser, and Sonny Scaff.• Lafayette County – Group 1, Darren K. Jackson and Leenette W. McMillan.• Leon County – Group 3, Ronald “Ron” W. Flury, John D.C. Newton, and Lisa Raleigh.• Marion County – Group 2, Robert E. Landt and Sarah Ritterhoff Williams.• Miami-Dade County – Group 1, Patricia Marino-Pedraza and Shirlyon J. McWhorter; Group 3, Cecilia Armenteros-Chavez and Samuel Joseph “Sam” Slom; Group 4, Robin Faber and Ivan Hernandez; Group 9, Victoria del Pino and Joel Jacobi; Group 10, Sari Teichman Addicott and Ana Maria Pando; Group 11, Karen Mills Francis and Stephen T. Millian; Group 12, Juan F. Gonzalez and Steve Leifman; Group 14, Gloria Gonzalez-Meyer and Michael J. “Mike” Samuels; Group 27, Migna Sanchez-Llorens and Sheldon “Shelly” Schwartz; Group 39, George A. Alvarez and Bronwyn Catherine Miller; and Group 40, Don S. Cohn and Bonnie Lano Rippingille.• Nassau County – Group 1, Granville C. “Doc” Burgess, Clyde Davis, and Hugh “Mac” McCarthy.• Okeechobee County – Group 1, Shirley M. Brennan and Jerald D. “Jerry” Bryant.• Orange County – Group 6, Martha C. Adams, Bill Hancock, and Joe Johnson.• Palm Beach County – Group 2, Theodore S. Booras and Jane Frances Sullivan.• Polk County – Group 3, Rob Griffin and Steve Pincket.• Taylor County – Group 1, Stephen F “Buddy” Murphy and Angela M. Ball.• Volusia County – Group 5, Dawn Fields, Jonathon Glugover, Frank Roche, and Brian R. Toung. Unopposed County Races Here are county judge races that are uncontested: • Alachua County – Mary Day Coker.• Baker County – Joseph Williams.• Brevard County – Cathleen B. Clarke, Kenneth Friedland, and William McCluen.• Calhoun County – Kevin Grover.• Charlotte County – Peter A. Bell.• Citrus County – Patricia V. Thomas.• Collier County – Ramiro Manalich, Vincent Murphy, and Eugene Turner.• Duval County – Roberto Arias, Harold C. Arnold, Tyrie W. Boyer, Charles G. Cofer, Pauline M. Drayton, Emmet F. Ferguson III, James A. Ruth, Brent D. Shore, and Sharon Tanner.• Escambia County – Thomas E. Johnson, G.J. “Jim” Roark III, and Joyce H. Williams.• Flagler County – Sharon B. Atack.• Franklin County – Van Russell.• Gadsden County – Stewart E. Parsons.• Glades County – Jack Lundy.• Hardee County – Jeffrey J. McKibben.• Hendry County – James D. Sloan.• Hillsborough County – Thomas P. Barber, Gaston J. Fernandez, Walter R. Heinrich, Joelle Ann Ober, and Christine K. Vogel.• Indian River County – David Morgan and Joe Wild.• Jefferson County – Robert R. Plaines.• Lee County – Leigh Frizzell Hayes, James R. Adams, John Duryea, and Maria E. Gonzalez.• Leon County – Judith W. Hawkins and Augustus D. Aikens, Jr.• Liberty County – Kenneth L. Hosford.• Madison County – Wetzel Blair.• Marion County – John E. Futch.• Miami-Dade County – Mary Jo Francis, Luise Krieger Martin, Shelley J. Kravitz, Deborah White-Labora, Andrew “Andy” Hague, Linda Singer Stein, Darrin P. Gayles, Maria Ortiz, Catherine M. Pooler, Myriam Lehr, Robert Twombly, Caryn Canner Schwartz, Teretha Lundy Thomas, and Larry King.• Monroe County – Wayne M. Miller.• Okaloosa County – Patricia Grinsted.• Orange County – Antoinette Plogstedt, Leon B. Cheek III, and Wilfredo Martinez.• Osceola County – Carol Draper and Ronald A. Legendre.• Palm Beach County – Sandra Bosso-Pardo, Peter M. Evans, Nancy Perez, Nelson E. Bailey, and Donald W. Hafele.• Pasco County – William Sestak, Robert Cole, and Marc Salton.• Pinellas County – Henry J. Andringa, Donald E. Horrox, Myra Scott McNary, Walt Fullerton, and William H. Overton.• Polk County – Timothy Coon and Angela Jane Cowden.• Putnam County – Peter T. Miller.• Sarasota County – Judy Goldman.• Seminole County – Donald L. Marblestone, Mark E. Herr, and Carmine M. Bravo.• Sumter County – Thomas D. Skidmore.• Union County – David Reiman.• Volusia County – Belle Schumann, Peter F. Marshall, David Beck, and Steven deLaroche. 41 contested judicial races on the ballot Seventeen DCA judges file for retention and three S.C. justices to face the voters June 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

Shuttered restaurants dish out for Spain’s health workers

first_imgTopics : As Daniel Valls parks his van outside Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic, two nurses wearing white coats and protective masks emerge to collect his delivery. “When you deliver the food and you see they’re happy, that makes us happy and it makes us stronger,” says Valls, who takes precautions too by wearing a mask and gloves. Since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, which has caused more than 12,400 deaths in Spain, the second worst-hit country after Italy, solidarity initiatives like this one have burgeoned, especially with health workers at the receiving end. It is midday on Saturday and smoke rises off the grill even though the doors are closed at the Timesburg restaurant in Barcelona. The chefs are making hamburgers, not to be served at tables but packed up and delivered to doctors, nurses and other health staff on the front line of Spain’s battle against coronavirus. “Contributing in any way we can at the moment makes us feel better,” Vanessa, one of the cooks, tells AFPTV as she garnishes the burgers, wraps them up and loads them into takeout bags. center_img Bars and restaurants have been closed in Spain since the middle of March but a dozen of them have joined forces with delivery companies as part of an initiative called “Delivery for Heroes”. Every day, between 200 and 300 dishes are prepared and donated to Barcelona’s hospitals, in the hope of offering some solace to those trying to save lives inside. “We know we are not an absolute necessity because they already have food and catering. But we are trying to give them that moment of excitement,” says Axel Peinado, a promoter of the initiative and director of a Barcelona pizzeria. “They might have been working for 12 or 14 hours straight, in a very intense environment and during this very difficult situation that we’re all experiencing. And then suddenly, a pizza or some sushi or maybe their favorite burrito in town arrives in their lap.” last_img read more