first_imgOver the weekend, STS9 headed to Pier 17 for a two-night run. First off, Pier 17 is one of the coolest new venues to see music in New York City. Although a lot of New Yorkers weren’t happy about the strict 10 o’clock curfew, the location and layout definitely make up for it. With clear views of the Empire State Building as well as Brooklyn, this isn’t your everyday concert experience.There’s no arguing that the show started early for a Friday in Manhattan, so a good amount of people missed Papadosio’s opening set. But by the time STS9 hit the stage, the venue was filled out. It was a spectacular experience to see the Brooklyn Bridge behind the stage, sprawled across the East River, as STS9 opened with “Metameme”. Drummer Zach Velmer went off, wasting no time showing off his immense drum-and-bass skills.“Metameme”[Video: Aaron Beveridge]Next came “Out of This World” > “March”, and the segment had the crowd engaged as the day began to turn into evening. Tribe followed up the combo with “Surreality” > “Eb”, which is old-school Sector 9 at its best. It was a definite highlight of the show, and all the die-hard fans in attendance appreciated it. “Ramone & Emiglio” always gets the crowd going, and the band fed off the energy of the city lights and the crowd brilliantly. They closed out the first set with “Balancing”, which launched into a rocking modular jam, showing off some fantastic interplay between bassist Alana Rocklin and keyboardist David Phipps.The band came out for the second set, and they were locked from the jump. The “Rabble” catapulted them into an electric drum-and-bass jam that landed them in “ReEmergence” beautifully—another classic Tribe song off their masterful 2005 album Artifact. They followed with “Enceladus”, a newer song that switched the vibe up. “F. Word” > “Rise Above”, “Get Loud” > “Move My Peeps” is a stellar example of a band being able to mix their classic material that the fans adore, with newer material that they’re not as connected to. “Presence of Light” capped off the second set with great purpose. The song has a vocal sample in it, and if you listen close you’ll hear, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” which are the words engraved on the Statue of Liberty—it was pretty fitting as it echoed across the East River.“F. Word”[Video: Keith Smith]Because of the early curfew, the band left the stage and returned at 9:30. They immediately slid into “Water Song”, a melodic exploration of the heart and mind and perfect for a late September evening in New York. By that time, it was dark enough to truly appreciate the intricate lighting design on stage. They jammed into “Kaya” and left the crowd content, even though most would agree they would’ve loved another set.“Water Song” > “Kaya”[Video: Infinite Vibrations]It was a magnificent experience to witness a band take their fans on a journey as the sun set over New York City. If you have a chance to see a show at Pier 17 or see STS9 at any of their upcoming shows, you definitely should.Setlist: STS9 | Pier 17 | New York, NY | 9/28/2018Set I: Metameme*, Out of This World > March, Surreality > EB, When The Dust Settles Reprise, > Ramone & Emiglio, Balancing > MOD^Set 2: The Rabble* > ReEmergence, Enceladus, F. Word > Rise Above, Get Loud > Move My Peeps, Presence of Light^Encore: Water Song > KayaShow Notes*DnB^Modular Section.last_img read more

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (July 16) – Mark Weisnicht scored his first Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.Shawn Frelich jumped into the lead on the opening lap and was immediately pressured by Jim Zdroik. Weisnicht raced his way past Zdroik for the second position on lap seven.  Zdroik, Jerry Wilinski, and Lance Arneson completed the top five on ten.As Wilinski’s machine drifted up the track he made contact with the Frelich. Frelich’s car got into the wall, ending his night. Wilinski was charged with the caution and sent to the rear of the field. Weisnicht, who had been running third, inherited the lead and was able to hold off Zdroik and Arneson for the victory.Joe White had the car to beat early on in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. White, who had been pressured by B.J. Giese for numerous laps, led the first eight laps before 10th starting Travis Van Straten made an inside pass for the lead.Giese followed Van Straten past White for second as White coasted to the pit area with mechanical woes. As Van Straten began to pull away, Giese ran second while Mike Schmidt and Dan Michonski battled for third.  At the end it was Van Straten scoring the win over Giese, Michonski, Schmidt and Luke Uttecht.In Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod action, Brian Besaw led the first four laps before Jordan Barkholtz took the top spot away on lap five.  Behind Barkholtz, Colten VanHierden and Lucas Lamberies moved to second and third on lap seven.On lap nine, Lamberies used a slide job to take second from VanHierden and then set out to run down the leader.  On lap 11, Lamberies unleashed another slide job to take the lead from Barkholtz. Lamberies went on to win the race.  VanHierden made a last-lap pass to take second.  Barkholtz, Kyle Raddant, and Besaw completed the top five.last_img read more

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero |MIDDLETOWN – The Monmouth County Park System celebrated Thompson Park Day in Lincroft Oct. 14. Families came out in the cool fall weather to enjoy a multitude of activities, including inflatable bounce houses, kids’ races, carnival rides, bungee trampoline, various arts and crafts, and much more. Silly characters such as a T-Rex and a pirate on stilts provided roaming entertainment for the little ones. A highlight was the pie-eating contests held for both kids and adults. Kids were served up small, personal pies. But adults had to conquer a full-sized pumpkin pie in order to claim a trophy.last_img read more

first_imgON-TRACK CROWD OF 27,259 WITNESS 79TH RUNNING OF ‘GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL’ ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–In his first-ever try in graded stakes competition on the main track, longshot Melatonin made it look easy in taking Saturday’s 79th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in gate to wire fashion under Joe Talamo. Owned by Tarabilla Farms and trained by David Hofmans, the 5-year-old gelding by Kodiak Kowboy won the Big ‘Cap by 4 ¼ lengths while covering the mile and a quarter distance in 2:02.01.Fresh off a 3 ¾ length allowance win going a mile and a sixteenth on Feb. 5, Talamo and his agent, Scott McClellan, lobbied forcefully for a chance to try the deep waters of “The Granddaddy of Them All” on Saturday.“Joe was instrumental in running in this race,” said Hofmans, who, along with Talamo, won his first career Big ‘Cap. “Joe and his agent were insistent that we go. After his last race, he said we have to run here. Joe was convinced after his last race. He said he loves this track, he’s so strong and he had so much horse left, I think he wants to run even farther, and I was convinced he was a miler.“I breezed him seven eighths the other day with Joe and was convinced to go here. Without California Chrome (who is committed to run later in the month in the Dubai World Cup), it opened up. We expected to be on the lead.”Off at 16-1, Melatonin paid $34.60, $13.80 and $6.00. The Big ‘Cap represented his fourth win from 11 career starts and with the winner’s share of $600,000, he increased his earnings to $768,552.“What a tremendous effort,” said Talamo. “I think I need some Melatonin right now to calm down from it…We had a great trip and he broke real sharp. I just put him up there and fortunately he was going so easily. When I got to the first turn, they backed off him a bit so I was able to give him a breather and he opened up turning for home.“I told Elizabeth (wife) when I left for the track today that I thought we had a big chance. I didn’t think we’d win like that but it was pretty exciting…Ever since coming to California, aside from winning the Santa Anita Derby, this was a huge, huge goal of mine. This is one of the biggest races in California and to do it at Santa Anita in front of a crowd (27,259) like this, it’s just icing on the cake.”Ridden by Abel Lezcano, Hard Aces rallied stoutly late to tag favored Effinex by a half length for the place. Off at 22-1, Hard Aces paid $19.20 and $7.20.Effinex, who was second to American Pharoah in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31 and who had been idle since winning the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 27, was well poised in second position, a half length off the winner a quarter mile from home, but lacked the necessary rally and finished third under Mike Smith.Off at 7-5, Effinex paid $2.80 to show.“He ran great,” said Smith, who had won the last three Big ‘Caps, dating back to 2013 with Game On Dude. “That was his first race back in just over three months…Going a mile and a quarter. I mean, that was impressive…He got to them but by the three eighths pole I felt him take a big breath and once he got his air, he didn’t put his head back down and take off again!”Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Donworth, who was the second choice in the wagering at 5-2, was rank throughout and ran up on the heels of the winner around the far turn, resulting in a stewards’ inquiry. After a brief review, it was determined Donworth, who finished seventh, had caused his own trouble and the original order of finish was confirmed.Fractions on the race were 22.82, 46.28, 1:10.81 and 1:36.47.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For thousands of years livestock roamed the plains and forests and contributed to an ecosystem that produced some of the richest soils in the world. More livestock producers are taking note of this system with a long history of proven success and working to implement it on their farms.Jeff and Michelle Ramseyer raise around 250 cattle in an organic rotational grazing system with neighboring grain farmer, Dean McIlvaine. The Ramseyers provide the livestock and the labor while enhancing the fertility and controlling weeds on McIvaine’s farm ground for their Lone Pine Pastures operation in Wayne County, Michelle said.“Dean actually owns the properties we have cattle on. We are a grass-fed operation. We started back in 2014 when we got the cattle. Dean is an organic crop farmer and all of the cattle are raised on organic grass. We do not feed anything other than hay and grass. Dean needed more fertility because his crops weren’t growing well. Jeff went to him and said ‘Hey we can get you more fertility, why don’t we start a grass fed operation?’ That is what we did,” Michelle said. “Our first 40 heifers were delivered in December of 2014 and we calved in March-April of 2015 and have gone from there. We graze on his cropland and we have about 200 acres of permanent pastures. We market our beef to Heinen’s Grocery Store and we have freezer beef we sell in the community. We also have organic raised pork in an open barn with outside access.”Emulating nature is the goal behind the beef operation. The Ramseyer operation has drawn from the experience of Gabe Brown from North Dakota. Brown was a speaker at the Soil Health Field Day at the farm of Dave Brandt in early April where he shared about his work with regenerative agriculture involving crop and livestock production.“No matter where I go, I am 100% confident that the principles I use to get our ranch to be an ecosystem in North Dakota are the same no matter where I’m talking. It will work on your operation. The principles are the same anywhere,” Brown said. “Nature has been around for thousands of years. That is the model we need to emulate. There is another way of doing things and the way I found that works best is nature’s way.”Brown completely changed the way he was farming to put a focus on building up his soils rather than degrading them.“In nature there is no mechanical disturbance. That is a fact. There is always armor on the soil surface. Nature tries to cover herself. Nature cycles water very efficiently. Through our farming practices we’ve destroyed that water cycle. We need to heal it. In nature there are living plant root networks and those networks are very efficient at building the biology,” Brown said. “The greatest geological force on earth is life itself. Plants take in CO2 out of the atmosphere photosynthesis occurs and a portion of that is translocated to the roots where it is leaked out as exudates. That is how all of us in production agriculture get our profits. We have to have that functioning properly to make a profit. Part of that root exudate is converted carbonic acid that breaks down the rocks to make nutrients available to the plants. It is the biology in the soil that makes nutrients available. The fungal network is also very important.”Tillage and synthetic fertilizer release carbon and the result is degraded soil. Brown has implemented a system that minimizes synthetic fertilizer and tillage while maximizing soil biology and plant root growth in the soil with a no-till/cover crop system that also includes intensive livestock grazing.“I grow things. I have a living plant as long as possible throughout the year on all of my acres,” Brown said. “We can grow soil much more quickly than the scientists used to think was possible.”The Ramseyers have worked on developing a similar system with the neighboring organic crop farm.“Basically this whole operation was designed by watching Gabe Brown videos,” said Jeff Ramseyer. “The main thing I like about his system is it’s so easy, so simple. We’re running roughly 250 head and it takes on a normal day an hour and a half. That’s moving cows twice a day, filling mineral, moving calves across wire — anything like that. It’s very efficient. For us, it’s just a part time job. If we were to translate it to an eight-hour day, we could run a thousand cows with basically the same operation. We do grass-fed, so there’s some two-year-olds out here. We’ve got cows on top of that. We don’t have fancy barns. We don’t feed any grain. Our cows are calved with nature basically in roughly the middle of May.”The managed intensive rotational grazing system in the Ramseyer’s operation moves the herd between paddocks twice a day, at around 7 each morning and night. The double-wire perimeter fences keep cows contained while the single-wire, easily movable fences between paddocks brings ease to the job. It takes roughly 10 days for the herd to move completely through the rotation before coming back to the first field at a rate of 15 acres covered per day.Jeff said for those interested in giving the system a try, startup is easier than most agricultural endeavors.“If you want to start this, you need land but you don’t have to own the land. We don’t own this land since it’s in a partnership deal. But I think that’s where the biggest opportunity in Ohio especially is for guys who are running grain farms. Of course there’s no fence there so you have to do some work to do that,” Jeff said. “All this fence was built basically by me. It’s just a simple two hot wire system on steel T-posts. I believe there are roughly four to four and a half miles of fence here. Basically what we’re doing now is we took all of the rougher, wetter ground and that’s going to be our permanent pasture. What we were doing before is we took a field that was going to be corn and used that for the cows for fertility that year. This year we did that through the winter, but this land here will always be pasture from now on. There’s roughly 117 acres we’re using now. There’s a 58-acre pasture field we’re using on the other side that was a crop field that has cover crops on it but didn’t do so well since it’s so wet this spring. We’re waiting until the next pass through to graze that.”Diversity is key in the system. Jeff and Michelle have recently added a flock of sheep that roam freely among pastures, though coyote and other pest problems plague newborns. Jeff also hopes to add chickens that will trail behind the herd. Cover crops are employed heavily with a mix of rye, wheat, hairy vetch, turnips, and more.Having spoken at several Ohio agriculture events in the past, Jeff hopes to spread the word about his portable, low-input system of raising cattle. It’s not always easy, though.“People just don’t like change,” he said. “But nature works.”last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe buzzer had already sounded signaling the end of Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between rivals Meralco and Barangay Ginebra, but the drama continued as the two teams made their way to their dugouts.A heated commotion ensued between Meralco coach Norman Black and Ginebra’s Tim Cone shortly after the Bolts’ 94-81 win.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PH could lose equestrian gold Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Black claimed Cone didn’t like that he called a timeout at the 38-second mark with the game already decided.“I think everybody knows that Tim is the all time leader in wins and championships in the PBA. I’ve never in my life or in any effort to tell him how to coach his team so I don’t need any help in coaching mine,” Black told reporters during the post-game interview when asked about the incident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He didn’t shake my hand because he was mad about the last timeout. That’s his problem, not mine.”Cone, who is the winningest PBA coach with 19 titles including two Grand Slams with two different teams, left the Smart Araneta Coliseum early and did not speak with the media. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Game 4 is on Friday night still at the Big Dome. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Derby boss Lampard wants reaction against Southamptonby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDerby manager Frank Lampard wants to see a reaction from his team.After losing to Leeds United on Friday, Derby are hoping they can get back to winning ways in the FA Cup replay.The clash against Southampton is a great chance for the Championship side to progress into the fourth round.Lampard said to reporters: “It’s a good ‘reaction’ game for us, to show that what you saw on Friday night was not what we’ve seen this season.”It’s important for us. We love the FA Cup, and the fans do, too.”It’s another opportunity for the players to show what they can do against a good Premier League team.” last_img read more

first_imgLeicester boss Rodgers texted Klopp & former Liverpool players after Champions League triumphby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers has revealed he messaged his former Liverpool players and Jurgen Klopp after they won last season’s Champions League.Rodgers returns to Anfield this week with his Leicester outfit, who are in third on the table after an impressive start to the season.And speaking before the game, the Northern Irishman revealed he congratulated his former club after their win over Tottenham in June.”When Liverpool won the Champions League I sent them all a message congratulating them and Jurgen,’ he said.”I am the type of person who is happy for the club and especially happy for players like Jordan and James Milner – players I worked with and had a strong relationship with. “I was so happy for Jordan when he lifted the Champions League trophy because I know how much he has developed and worked for it.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Taapsee Pannu recently addressed the controversy surrounding the age of her and co-star Bhumi Pednekar’s characters in Saand Ki Aankh, saying they have been bombarded with questions whereas male actors are often hailed as risk takers for playing roles beyond their age or of different sexual orientation. In a long post on social media, the actor questioned why they should be called to justify their stand when the likes of Aamir Khan and Anupam Kher escaped the negativity for their roles in 3 Idiots and Saaransh in the past. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”Have we really lost the shoulder along with our spine to support people who venture out of their comfort zone to bring about a change? Or it’s just reserved for two females, who, at the relatively nascent stage of their career, venture out to do something, which we were told, most of the people turned down?,” Taapsee wrote. The trailer of Saand Ki Aankh, sparked a debate on social media about why Taapsee and Bhumi, were playing women double their age. Actor Neena Gupta, 60, also weighed in on the controversy.last_img read more

first_imgWashington: Washington plunged into an impeachment crisis on Wednesday, as House Democrats opened an investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign season dealings with Ukraine. Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s president to look into Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript released by the White House. “Whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great,” Trump said in the summer phone call. He was referring to Attorney General William Barr, the nation’s top law enforcement official. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe president’s words set the parameters of the political debate to come, with Trump dismissing it as routine and Democrats saying that it laid the predicate for an impeachment inquiry. The release came against the backdrop of Trump’s meetings with world leaders at the United Nations, a remarkable split screen even for the turbulence of the Trump era. On Trump’s schedule Wednesday: a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose contacts with Trump are now central to the impeachment inquiry. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the formal impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe injects deep uncertainty into the 2020 election campaign and tests anew the nation’s constitutional system of checks and balances. Trump, who thrives on combat, has all but dared Democrats to take this step, confident that the specter of impeachment led by the opposition party will bolster rather than diminish his political support. “There has been no President in the history of our Country who has been treated so badly as I have,” he tweeted Wednesday from New York. “The Democrats are frozen with hatred and fear. They get nothing done. This should never be allowed to happen to another “President. Witch Hunt! While Pelosi’s announcement adds weight to the work being done on the oversight committees, the next steps are likely to resemble the past several months of hearings and legal battles except with the possibility of actual impeachment votes. Her brief statement, delivered without dramatic flourish but in the framework of a constitutional crisis, capped a frenetic weeklong stretch on Capitol Hill as details of a classified whistleblower complaint about Trump burst into the open and momentum shifted toward an impeachment probe.last_img read more