Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Covers Allman Brothers Band & The Beatles In Chicago [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Friday night, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong made a stop at Chicago, IL’s Concord Music Hall. Chicago natives Mungion helped open the evening with a heavy-hitter set. Bassist Sean Carolan showed off the local love in a White Sox shirt, and guitarist Justin Reckamp acknowledged the band’s Chicago roots throughout the show. PPPP’s Greg Ormont said it best when thanking Mungion, exclaiming that the band would be headlining tours and selling out Concord Music Hall in no time. Mungion delivered a number of fan-favorites, as well as finishing their set with a cover of Lionel Richie’s“All Night Long”. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong walked on stage to a rowdy crowd, highlighted by drummer Alex Petropulos’ Sammy Sosa baseball jersey. The four-piece kicked off the night with a funky take on “Too Long”, before moving forward with “Something For Ya” and “Pop Off”, highlighted by some tasty guitar licks from Jeremy Schon. Fan-favorite “Julia” was up next, as the band knocked the crowd out of their shoes, literally. Fans hoisted their footwear up with the celebratory jam, before Pigeons invited up Justin Reckamp to lend a helping hand on “Lightning”, and a triple guitar attack blended together well. “Poseidon” led way into a lengthy quote of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Jessica”. The quartet moved back into “Poseidon” before bringing the first set to a close with “Whirled”.Following a brief setbreak, Ormont started the second set with a spot on impression of Mario’s “Letsa Go!”, and led his bandmates into “Upfunk”, which was highlighted by a dark intro. “Porcupine” followed before Ormont introduced a new song with “Sail On.” The new tune was highlighted by Ormont’s high-energy vocal capabilities. “The Liquid” acted like a palate cleanser before the band worked their way into a ska-tinged cover of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. “Sunny Day” and “Horizon” rounded out the set with a nice, smooth finish.PPPP came out for a two-song encore of “Fun in Funk” and “Avalanche.” Before the encore, Ormont thanked the crowd for allowing the band to continue to live out their dreams and do what they love every night.Below, you can check out a beautiful gallery of photos from Friday night’s show courtesy of photographer Jeff Bergen.Up next for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is a two-night run at Las Vegas, NV’s Brooklyn Bowl on March 8th and 9th. For a ticketing information and a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Concord Music Hall | Chicago, IL| 2/15/19Set One: Too Long, Somethin’ For Ya > Pop Off, Julia, Lightning*, Poseidon > Jessica > Poseidon, WhirledSet Two: Upfunk, Porcupine, Sail On, The Liquid, While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Sunny Day, Horizon Encore: Fun In Funk, Avalanche* w/ Justin Reckamp (Mungion) on guitarPigeons Playing Ping Pong | Concord Music Hall | 2/15/19 | Photos: Brett Bergenlast_img read more

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The Masters: Tiger Woods explains lonely feeling of making a 10 at the 12th | Golf News

first_img“I didn’t commit to the wind, and I also got ahead of it and pushed it, too, because I thought the wind would come more off the right and it was off the left, and that just started the problem from there” By Keith JacksonLast Updated: 15/11/20 7:29pm – Advertisement – Tiger Woods says that it will be a whole different Masters tournament come April after a testing final day for last year’s winner Tiger Woods admitted it was a “lonely” experience dealing with making a 10 at the par-three 12th on Masters Sunday, but he was proud of his fightback over the last six holes.Woods, understandably disappointed at the prospect of having to present a new champion with a Green Jacket, was scuppered by the changing wind direction at the iconic 12th and came up short with his tee shot before dumping another in Rae’s Creek.His fifth sailed over the green and into the rear bunker, and worse was to follow when he bladed his first splash-out and donated a third ball to the water before he finally holed out for a septuple-bogey 10 – the first double-figure score on any hole in his professional career. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – But his response to adversity was remarkable, hitting back with a birdie at the next before closing with four in a row to salvage a 76 and ensuring he would finish in red numbers for the tournament.“I committed to the wrong wind,” he said when asked what went wrong at the 12th. “The wind was off the right for the first two guys, and then when I stepped up there, it switched to howling off the left.“I didn’t commit to the wind, and I also got ahead of it and pushed it, too, because I thought the wind would come more off the right and it was off the left, and that just started the problem from there. Woods rallied to birdie five of the last six holes Woods rallied to birdie five of the last six holes

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Promotion narrowed to four as NSL hots up

first_imgWestern Stima sit at the apex of the standings with 67 points, six ahead of second placed Nairobi Stima who have played a match less. Bankers KCB who recently sacked head coach John Kamau are third on 60 points, one ahead of fourth placed Ushuru.A drop of points by either of the four sides will be detrimental to their hopes of earning qualification with six rounds of matches left.KCB, who have unsuccessfully vied to get back to the top tier have vowed to give their all in the hope of finally clinching that Premier League spot.-Lots of pressureKCB interim coach Elvis Ayany watches on during a past national Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds“Yes, there’s a lot of pressure from the management that we should get that promotion slot. KCB has been there among teams almost getting promoted but we somehow end up not earning it. This time, we don’t have much of a choice,” interim coach Elvis Ayany who stepped into Kamau’s shoes said.He added; “As a team, there is also that hunger to get back to the Premier League. It drives us a lot.”The bankers have been far from convincing though and have won three of their last five games, the most recent being against Kisumu All Stars on Monday.They face Kenya Police in a mid-morning kick off at the Camp Toyoyo ground, a tough match by its proportions and one they need to handle with care as they lost by a solitary goal to the law enforcers in the first leg.“They are a very tough team and it is not a game we can afford to go without preparing well. We are taking the game with very much seriousness and the only target is to get three points,” Ayany further noted.KCB occupy third, a spot that does not give them a surety of the top tier but promises them a chance in the play-off. Ayany says their target is to get into the top two automatic promotion slots.-Stima duoWestern Stima who have won eight of their last nine games, their only loss being a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bidco United. They face a City Stars side blowing hot and cold at sixth spot having won two and lost three of their last five games.The first leg which remains their only meeting in the second tier ended in a 1-1 draw but the powermen keen on returning to top flight after they were relegated at the end of last season are keen to bag all three and keep their bid alive.Nairobi Stima, the revelation of the season and crushing what seems to be a big boys’ party travel away to Thika on Saturday taking on a Bidco side they played to a 0-0 draw with in the first leg.Led by former internationals Fred Ambani and Ibrahim Shikanda, Nairobi Stima rose from the ashes to finally dream of making a KPL slot and a win against Bidco will be a huge step in showing they are not bridal maids to the promotion party.Stima suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to bottom side GFE 105 in their last league encounter having posted a run of five wins on the trot and they surely will be coming tong and spear to pick three points against fifth placed Bidco.-Ushuru fightingUshuru FC head coach ken Kenyatta (left) follows proceedings during his side’s National Super League match against Nairobi Stima on March 25, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUshuru meanwhile have duty against Kangemi All Stars, hoping to make up for all the ground lost after temporarily leading the standings.Head coach Ken Kenyatta still has his same experienced squad and having lost in the play-off last season, the tax men will want to prove their mettle and move into the top three with hope that the other compatriots drop points.Kangemi have won once over the last five games, and are struggling to match up with the big boys of the league. If they are to find inspiration, then it should be from their performance when they held Kenyatta’s charges to a 0-0 draw in the first leg.SaturdayBidco United vs Nairobi Stima (Thika Stadium, 3 pm)Kisumu All Stars vs Migori Youth (Moi Stadium, 3 pm)KCB vs Kenya Police (Camp Toyoyo, 11 am)SundayWestern Stima vs City Stars (Moi Stadium, 3 pm)Modern Coast Rangers vs Kibera Black Stars (Mbaraki Grounds, 3 pm)Nakuru All-Stars vs Coast Stima (Afraha Stadium, 11 am)Talanta vs GFE 105 (Camp Toyoyo, 2 pm)Ushuru vs Kangemi All-Stars (Camp Toyoyo, 4.15 pm)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KCB players celebrate a goal during a past national Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo GroundsNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 14 – The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) – sponsored duo of Western and Nairobi Stima, KCB as well as Ushuru FC will push their bid to Kenyan Premier League promotion destiny when the business end of the National Super League hots up this weekend.Leaders Western Stima will host Nairobi City Stars at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday, Nairobi Stima will be away to Bidco United in Thika, KCB will be at home to Kenya Police at the Camp Toyoyo while Ushuru will face Kangemi All Stars at the same venue on Sunday.last_img read more

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Man pleads guilty to cannabis cultivation in Lifford

first_imgA 45-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the cultivation of cannabis in Lifford.Eugene McCrossan pleaded guilty to the cultivation of cannabis without a license at Blacklands, Ballindrait, Lifford on July 5th, 2018. McCrossan pleaded guilty when he was arraigned at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday.Prosecution barrister Ms Patricia McLaughlin said the plea was being accepted on full facts being given at the accused man’s sentencing.Judge John Aylmer agreed to a request for a psychiatric and psychological report on Mr McCrossan ahead of his sentencing in the November sitting of the court.He was released on continuing bail.Man pleads guilty to cannabis cultivation in Lifford was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cannabiscourtEugene McCrossanLiffordlast_img read more

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Matic criticised by fans on Twitter after Chelsea’s draw at Watford

first_imgMany Chelsea fans on Twitter were scathing in their criticism of Nemanja Matic after the 0-0 draw at Watford.Matic was outstanding for the Blues last season but his poor form this term continued at Vicarage Road.Many fans believe the Serbian’s midfield partnership with John Mikel Obi does not work and that Eden Hazard should have been brought on earlier in the match.Matic-Mikel… Both liabilities, both casually jogging around,both 5 yards too slow & both only play passes that put others in trouble #cfc— Thomas David Page (@TDP182_Official) February 3, 2016Matic takes too many touches to turn. Sometimes 4,5,6 touches of the ball to go forward. Too slow with the front players we have #cfc— Charlie Bickell (@cbicks09) February 3, 2016Matic didn’t start. He was just on the pitch #CFC #RAT— Devendra. (@_ChelseaHolic) February 3, 2016If Hazard had replaced Matic earlier, we would have won this game. #CFC— Dr Kelly (@KelechiNwagwu) February 3, 2016Matic has totally not improved after his first season back, he has gotten worse… Just won’t cut it with his lousy style and drag. #CFC— X! (@iamjaydax) February 3, 2016i’ve got to confess,pathetic play today.We needed Hazard from the start.Matic’s season is long gone.#CFC— david muiru (@davidmuiru2) February 3, 2016What’s Hiddink thinking?! Hazard should of started! And Matic off instead of Mikel?! Seriously! #CFC— Taay Wynn (@TaayWynn) February 3, 2016And the coach should have removed that one legged matic at half time. #CFC— Akinsola Ayodele (@aydtinza1) February 3, 2016How bad is Matic this season though? 😐 #CFC— Jacob J Kimberley (@JakeJK93) February 3, 2016We got to sell Matic to a Chinese club. #cfc— Adams Muyiwa. (@Adamsmuyiwa) February 3, 2016Sell Oscar to Juve. Bring in Barkley. Sell Matic to whoever wants him bring in Alli. Sell Costa and bring in Benzema.— London’s Finest (@ZiggaZaggaCFC) February 4, 2016We should terminate the contract of Matic asap— Chels. (@ThatMunichNight) February 4, 2016@ChelseaFC I wish Guss would stop paring Matic and Fabrgas there would be winning for Chelsea. Also the late sub for hazard inhibit CFC win.— Igemokha Andrew (@Freemanluvu) February 4, 2016Chelsea would have won the had Guss Made the right sub earlier. Using Matic till finish isn’t the good choice for winning the game.— Igemokha Andrew (@Freemanluvu) February 4, 2016Matic has been so bad, but it’s obvious his focus is elsewhere. Doesn’t seem too bothered to be on the pitch— The Bridge (@finest_london) February 4, 2016@ChelseaFC Both Mikel & Matic can not play together if you want to win a game. It is either Mikel/Fabregas or Matic/Fabregas.— bay2gudt (@alanbay78) February 4, 2016Many Chelsea supporters are convinced youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek deserves a run in the side instead of Matic.how poor was Matic tonight ? Would have lost nothing starting with RLC #cfc #matic— Col (@colincheam) February 3, 2016@Chelseafc #Disappointed Poor team selection and misplaced tactics.Baba and Azpi at the back.Loftus Cheek NOT Matic #cfc #ktbffh #cfcfamily— MUREHWA (@carryn_mdumani) February 3, 2016When will Hiddink realize that RLC is a much better option than Matic in that midfield. Our midfield was kinda just static tonight. #CFC— Phemmy ‘Dare (@PhemmyBest) February 3, 2016@ChelseaFC how Oscar is getting in ahead of kenedy, and matic is playing instead of RLC is beyond me #CFC— Josh Dixon (@JADixon94) February 3, 2016Mikel and Matic not at their best, would have liked to see RLC given 45. #CFC— Mark Bonner (@1968bonner) February 3, 2016I would drop Matic start Rubén on Sunday. #cfc— Charlie Bickell (@cbicks09) February 3, 2016Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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CattleWomen’s Corner: Sweet potato beef mash-up recipe

first_imgChopped fresh cilantroSmall whole wheat flour tortillas (6 to 7 inch diameter), warmed (optional)1 Heat large nonstick … This recipe for sweet potato beef mash-up is from beefitswhatsfordinner.com.1 lb ground beef (93% lean or leaner)1/2 cup water, divided4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, divided 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 medium yellow onion, chopped1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/4 cup Greek or regular nonfat yogurt1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper saucelast_img

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Naspers moves into mobile networking

first_img2 September 2008BuzzCity, a developer of global mobile communities and consumer services, has secured US$10-million (about R78-million) in growth capital to help extend the market share of its core property, myGamma.com and its network of websites, from South African media giant Naspers.The company, headquartered in Singapore, aims to grow the membership base of myGamma, a social networking website aimed primarily at mobile users.It also aims to develop more user-generated content through member services and applications, to invest in applications aimed at maximising partnership opportunities, and to grow myGamma’s portfolio of advertising clients.“The growth opportunity for off-deck services continues to grow globally,” BuzzCity chief executive KF Lai said in a statement last week.“We’ve seen phenomenal growth in markets in South Asia and Africa, and in the coming year we expect to see this growth to include markets in Europe and USA.”Lai said that the common footprint that existed between BuzzCity and Naspers turned the deal into a strategic relationship for both companies to develop their media products, particularly in emerging markets like South Africa, India and Thailand.Over the past year, BuzzCity has been on an aggressive development programme, securing overwhelming interest from business, including some of the world’s leading wireless access protocol publishers and mobile digital agencies, who want to be a part of the company’s growth plans.“Users clearly love what BuzzCity is offering – the number of users has grown exponentially, and traffic to myGamma network of partner sites has exceeded six billion page views in the first six months of 2008,” Lai said.User-generated contentJuniper Research recently predicted that the number of mobile phone users globally will increase from 577-million to 1.7-billion by 2013, with applications such as social networking and user-generated content being key drivers for this growth.“The market opportunity for BuzzCity is clear,” said Juniper Research analyst Ian Chard. “BuzzCity’s ‘myGamma’ community has made stunning headway in the mobile social networking space, reaching 2.7-million users across 70 countries.”As an off-deck application, Chard said that BuzzCity had successfully applied the direct-to-consumer business model in an operator-dominated market, and established a strong advertising base that hit 1.7 billion paid ad impressions in July 2008 alone.“Furthermore, myGamma serves two distinct audiences – the newly-connected emerging middle class in developing markets, and blue-collar users in developed regions – making it a shining example of how the social web can span demographic, as well as geographic divides,” Chard said.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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South Africa plans for mass urban migration

first_imgSouth Africa’s urban population is growing larger and younger, and it is envisaged that nearly 80% of the total population will be living in an urban area by 2050.By 2030 more than 70% of the population will be living in cities putting a strain on infrastructure and the provision of services. (Image: Derek Smith)Brand South Africa reporterCo-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel said this yesterday in the National Assembly, when he briefed the portfolio committee on the draft Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF).“South Africa is urbanising rapidly. The United Nations estimates that 71.3% of South Africa’s population will live in urban areas by 2030, nearly 80% by 2050. South Africa’s urban population is growing larger and younger. Two-thirds of South African youth live in urban areas.”Cities and large towns produced over 80% of the national gross value added and metros were growing twice as fast as other cities, he explained. Towns had much higher – about 40% – average incomes compared to the country as a whole, while employment grew twice as fast in metros.“Between 1996 and 2012, metros accounted for 75% of all net jobs created in South Africa. Despite this, ‘urbanisation of poverty’ is increasing, especially in townships, informal settlements and inner cities.“Urban areas are dynamically linked to rural areas – flows of people, natural and economic resources. Urban and rural areas are becoming increasingly integrated, as a result of better transport, communications and migration,” Nel explained.Interdependence of rural and urban spaces needed a comprehensive, integrated approach to urban development.Informal settlements spring up around major cities as people come in search of opportunities. (Image: World Bank)High concentrations of people, buildings and infrastructure, he added, increased risk to natural disasters, climate change and variability. Reducing urban risk was critical to achieving sustainable urban growth. Safety, particularly in public spaces, was an essential ingredient for the creation of liveable and prosperous cities.The deputy minister said urban spaces needed to be designed and managed in a way that made citizens feel safe from violence and crime.“By 2030, South Africa should see reviving rural areas and creating more integrated, balanced and vibrant urban settlements. To achieve this, the country must clarify and relentlessly pursue a national vision for spatial development.”Integrated Urban Development FrameworkThe IUDF seeks to unlock the synergy that comes from co-ordinated investments in people and places, as well as marking a new deal for South African cities and towns. It builds on the National Development Plan (NDP) and its vision for urban South Africa.“We want cities to be inclusive, resilient and liveable,” Nel said. The NDP placed “transforming human settlements and the national space economy” at its centre.The IUDF aims to guide development of inclusive, resilient and liveable urban settlements. It provides a new approach to urban investment by the developmental state, guiding the private sector and households.Urban spaces needed to be designed and managed in a way that made citizens feel safe from violence and crime. (Image: Katarzyna Pawelczyk)Its vision speaks of liveable, safe, efficient cities that are socially integrated, economically inclusive places where residents participate actively in urban life.Nel said this vision recognised that South Africa had different types of cities and towns, which had different roles and requirements. The vision must be interpreted and pursued in differentiated and locally relevant ways.To achieve the vision, there were four strategic goals:Access: to ensure people have access to social and economic services, opportunities and choices;Growth: to harness urban dynamism for inclusive, sustainable economic growth and development;Governance: to enhance the capacity of the state and its citizens to work together to achieve social integration; and,Spatial transformation: to forge new spatial forms in settlement, transport, social and economic areas.Extensive consultations on the IUDF were being undertaken, Nel said, and the final draft would be completed by November.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Are Distributed Teams Less Effective?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#biz Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Are colleagues who collaborate remotely via the Internet at a disadvantage compared to their bricks-and-mortar office-bound counterparts? One recent study from Harvard University suggests so, according to a blog post by Wired columnist Clive Thompson. The study, titled “Does Collocation Inform the Impact of Collaboration?” examined this very question using a sample 35,000 biomedical research papers. The team of three scientists calculated the physical distance between the authors of each paper and looked at how many citations the papers received, as a way of measuring how influential they were. The study found that researchers who lived closer together produced more impactful research. In fact, the closer the authors were, the better. “Teams located in the same building did better than teams that were merely in the same city, and teams that were in the same city did better than those that were inter-city,” writes Thompson. This is a potentially important question for businesses of all sizes, as the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, thanks to smart phones and cloud-based Web apps. Of course, it’s hard to know if these results apply to other forms of work, beyond biomedical research. The advantages and disadvantages of working on a distributed team may well depend on the type of work being performed, with some tasks and projects being more ideal for being worked on remotely than others.What do you think think? Is it better to work remotely or in the same physical space? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.Photo courtesy of Flickr user brad montgomery Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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first_imgRCB?s spinner Yazuvendra Chahal, who took three wicketsRCB?s spinner Yazuvendra Chahal, who took three wickets of 32 runs in the crucial do-or-die match, said they had planned not to give too much room to the Daredevils batsmen.”The ground is big and the wicket was a double-paced, so I and Iqqi (Iqbal Abdulla) had planned that we shouldnt be giving room to the batsmen.”From the other end too, Chris Gayle picked up wickets…scoring runs turned hard for them because they were kept loosing wickets at regular intervals. Otherwise, I think 150-160 was a good score on this pitch,” he said.Over a query on his strategy while bowling, the leg-spinner said, “mostly when I bowl, I want the batsman to come and play in the front. The ground is big therefore it becomes hard to hit over the covers especially when the bowl is turning.”He added THAT his teams bowling has improved a lot in the second half of the game. PTI TKP DK BS BS SRElast_img read more

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