Last night, Phil Lesh celebrated his 76th birthday at the Capitol Theatre, backed by a Q-esque lineup of Friends that included Eric Krasno, Warren Haynes, John Molo, and Rob Barraco. The party was a two-set rocking affair at the Port Chester, NY venue, bringing out some of the best Grateful Dead tunes for the occasion.Fortunately, as taping has been a Grateful Dead tradition since the 1960’s, taper Dave Malloy has provided full show audio of the performance. There are a handful of videos that had previously surfaced, but this is the first full-listen for fans who were unable to attend.Tune in below:Also, check out a handful of videos from the show, captured by misteryeager:“Help On The Way”“Just A Little Light”“Shakedown Street”Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/15/16Set One: Help on the Way (RB) > Slipknot! > Just a Little Light (WH), Doin’ That Rag (RB), Let It Rain (WH), Althea (RB, WH), Bertha (RB)Set Two: Shakedown Street (WH) > Viola Lee Blues (PL, RB, WH), Eyes of the World (PL) > Playing in the Band (RB) > Lady with a Fan (PL) > Terrapin Station (PL, WH) > Morning Dew (WH), Happy Birthday to Phil!Encore: Standing on the Moon (WH)
Burundi president Pierre NkurunzizaBurundi has flatly rejected AU calls for further delays to the polls, with parliamentary elections planned for June 29, ahead of the presidential vote on July 15.However, it has agreed “in principle” to the deployment of African Union military observers and human rights experts to monitor key elections following weeks of political unrest.“Military experts, human rights monitors, observers – we say that in principle there is no problem, there is no objection,” Foreign Minister Aime-Alain Nyamitwe told AFP.But Nyamitwe said they would be allowed in only after setting out conditions following “consultations” with the AU.You do not send military experts to a country without having held consultations,” Nyamitwe added, calling on the AU to clarify details about the observers, including their mandate, their number, and which countries they will come from.Polls were postponed following weeks of demonstrations that were brutally suppressed by security forces, and after a failed coup attempt last month by a section of the army.The decision to send at least 50 observers was taken by the continent’s leaders at an AU summit last weekend in South Africa “to verify the process of disarming the militia and other armed groups”, the 54-member bloc’s peace and security commissioner Smail Chergui said.Meanwhile human rights reports say at least 70 people have been killed, 500 wounded and over 1,000 jailed in weeks of political violence in Burundi.Burundi has been in a political quagmire since April over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive five-year term.Opposition groups have termed the move as unconstitutional and a violation of a 2006 peace deal that ended 13 years of civil war.More than 100,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries.
Sweden’s strong collective is aiming to make life difficult for their more illustrious English counterparts when the two sides meet in their World Cup quarterfinal clash tomorrow.The Swedes trained at their hotel on the Black Sea before departing for Samara where they will face England in their first World Cup last eight match since 1994, when they came third in the tournament.“All we (can) do is focus on our own game. We’ve proven to other people and to ourselves that when we’re at the right level we can make it very difficult for teams, and we’re not going to try to do anything else against England,” midfielder Sebastian Larsson told reporters. Larsson has spent his adult life in England playing for a variety of clubs in England’s top two divisions, and with a move back to Sweden and AIK already secured, this might be the last English fans get to see of the 33-year-old.“It’s a game I’m really looking forward to, it’s the quarter-finals of the World Cup and for me personally to be going up against England, the country where I spent 17 years, it’s obviously a little bit special,” he said.“We’ve got huge respect for England, they’ve got quality players all over the pitch, they’re a good team, but for us, like we have been doing for most of this tournament, we’re trying to focus mostly on ourselves.”After knocking out Italy in a qualification playoff for Russia, the Swedes won a group containing world champions Germany before defeating Switzerland in the last 16, but England will be a step up again for Larsson and his team mates.“We know we have to reach our own standards, which is very close to our maximum like we have done, and that’s the only way to win football games at this level,” he said.Larsson’s midfield partner Albin Ekdal had a scan on a twisted ankle on Wednesday but was back training on Thursday and is expected to start against England, and striker Ola Toivonen is ready for another tough day of running.Toivonen scored in the 2-1 loss to Germany but otherwise it’s been slim pickings for him and fellow striker Marcus Berg due to the amount of unselfish running demanded of them by coach Janne Andersson’s defensive system.“We know our game, we know we’re not going to have the ball as much, but we need to do the work for the team,” Toivonen said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
JOHNSTON — Governor Reynolds yesterday announced that Test Iowa screenings would be open to anyone who wants a test. During her press conference this morning she said many people took advantage of submitting an assessment.She says, “As of 8:00 AM this morning, nearly 1700 appointments were scheduled at sites across the state. For Iowans returning to work and restaurants and retail stores or other establishments that serve the public, this is a resource that you can use at any time to ensure your health and well being.”Reynolds says there’s no restrictions now for people who feel they may need to be tested. “For health care workers, first responders and law enforcement that are at high risk of exposure at work, having the ability to be tested frequently is important. For anyone who is symptomatic or thinks they may have been exposed, getting tested as soon as possible is critical, whether it’s a Test Iowa site or through your own doctor.”Reynolds says increasing the number of Iowans tested is one of the best things that can be done for the overall health of the state. “If you’re interested in being tested, the first step is to complete an assessment on TestIowa.com. Even if you’ve already taken an assessment, you’ll need to take it again, or be sure and take it when you get the reminder if you’ve taken one before. Your health changes from day to day, and the information you provide tells us about your condition, and it might also identify other information that’s important for public health and may identify new trends that will help us continue to better understand the virus.”Reynolds announced that new Test Iowa testing sites will open next week in Burlington, Council Bluffs, Marshalltown and Sioux Center.
• Video: Pedestrian Sting MONTEREY PARK – Even in the early morning sunlight, the tall undercover officer was hard to miss as he walked across an intersection near a high school traversed daily by hundreds of students. Yet reserve Officer Michael Cooper had a few close calls when some drivers sped past him or switched lanes to avoid him as he walked repeatedly across New Avenue, about a block from Mark Keppel High School. Police stopped and cited numerous drivers who failed to yield for Cooper during a decoy operation Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Although the street is not marked by a crosswalk, Monterey Park police Sgt. Dave Elliot said drivers must still yield for pedestrians at intersections. In a city that just a few years ago ranked No. 1 in the state for per-capita pedestrian collisions involving seniors, the decoy operations have helped curb such accidents, Elliot said. “This enforcement has made an impact,” he said. “We’ve seen a steady decline.” Along with conducting pedestrian sting operations, police have implemented programs to educate the public on traffic laws, and the city has installed new traffic signs. “We’ve combined education, engineering and enforcement,” said. But some drivers weren’t happy. “It is basically a trap, causing people to break the law,” said Rosemead resident Greg Luevano, who got a ticket. Monterey Park resident Joseph Lao disagreed. “There’s so many kids here – people don’t pay attention and they might hit them,” he said. As the morning drew on, Monterey Park police Lt. Chris Keller dropped by in civilian clothes to see how things were going. He joined Cooper on a few trips across the street. “I wanted to experience it for myself,” Keller said. Although some people dislike enforcement operations that use decoys, Keller said they benefit residents . Elliot in the long run [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!