While Phish has been tearing up Madison Square Garden for their historic Baker’s Dozen run, another quartet from Vermont, Twiddle has been making historic moves of their own. Friday night saw the group kick off their annual festival, Tumble Down, which saw performances by Fruition, Midnight North, Holly Bowling, Everyone Orchestra, and more. The biggest performance of Friday night was a surprise sit-in by none other than Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh during Twiddle’s own host performance. In the afternoon, Phil Lesh had joined his son Grahame Lesh during his son’s performance with Midnight North, treating early-arrivers to the show to a four-song cameo. During Midnight North’s set, Phil and his son’s band were at points joined by Twiddle’s own Mihali Savoulidis and Ryan Dempsey, hinting at what was to come later in the night.A few months ago, Twiddle performed at Lesh’s own Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. Fans were excitedly anticipating the performance, and particularly the chance that Twiddle would be joined by the original Grateful Dead bassist, though the collaboration never came to fruition. Last night’s Tumble Down performance made up for lost time, with Twiddle and Phil and Grahame Lesh working through fiery renditions of the Grateful Dead’s own “Eyes of the World” and Twiddle’s “When It Rains, It Pours” and “Subconscious Prelude,” with each featuring extended and explosive jamming. You can watch pro-shot video of “Eyes of the World” below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: Twiddle w/ Grahame Lesh, Phil Lesh, and Elliot Peck | Tumbledown | 7/28/17 I: With the Giant Country Horns, Nicodemus Portulay, Beehop, Orlando’s, Grandpa Fox, Fantastic tale of Ricky Snickle , Beethoven and GreeneII: White Light, Eyes of the World (Phil & Graham, Elliot), When it Rains it Poors (Phil & Graham, Elliot ), Subconscious Prelude (Phil), Latin Tang (Alex Jordan), Drifter, Lost in the cold (Dave Grippo)
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Almost immediately after my daughter was born, I was gripped by a gnawing feeling that I had just signed up for a 400-level college course without taking any prerequisites. I knew my wife and I had a few key responsibilities — keeping the baby fed (I had little to offer there.), clothing her, swaddling her (This I was good at!) and keeping her sheltered. Oh, and I knew one other thing — I wanted to read to her from day one.One of the lessons my parents gifted to me was the importance of reading from a young age. I was excited to share with her books that I’d loved like Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches and Other Stories, new titles I’d discovered like William Steig’s Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and beautiful new books like No, David! and Knuffle Bunny. Of course, our weeks-old kid could barely make out the pictures, let alone the words. We were engaged in what child experts call “emergent literacy.” Which means you’re pouring a foundation on which your children’s later literacy (reading and writing) is built. You’re preparing them for life and school.Of course, our schools are generally well-suited to build upon the reading and writing literacy learning we parents begin.
May 8, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that a 30-year-old man who died in late April was Indonesia’s 25th avian influenza fatality.Indonesian officials reported a week ago that local tests had been positive for the H5N1 virus and that samples had been sent to Hong Kong for confirmatory testing. The WHO told government officials yesterday that the tests were positive, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. Today the WHO posted a statement noting the case.The man, who lived in Tangerang, outside Jakarta, presumably contracted the H5N1 strain from his neighbor’s infected chickens and died April 26, according to earlier news reports. His is the 115th human death worldwide from avian flu and the 207th case, according to the WHO.WHO data reveal that in 2006 Indonesia has reported the most cases and deaths from avian flu. This year Indonesia has had 16 cases with 14 deaths. Egypt has reported 13 cases and 5 deaths, Turkey 12 and 4, and China 10 and 7.Since the H5N1 virus began spreading widely in 2003, only Vietnam has had more cases and deaths than Indonesia.Shigeru Omi, MD, PhD, Western Pacific director for the WHO, recently singled out Indonesia and China for inadequate responses to avian flu. According to a May 6 AFP report, Omi said, “When it comes to the political commitment or engagement at the district level, some countries, like Indonesia, certainly, are [doing] less than what the central government wanted to have, and this is also the case in China.”Omi, making his remarks at a Vietnam meeting with agriculture and health ministers representing 21 Asian and Pacific nations, said China has worked hard at the national and regional levels, but has “room for improvement” at the provincial district level and below.AFP last month quoted Bernard Vallat, DVM, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), as calling Indonesia a “time-bomb for the region” because of its failure to eradicate H5N1 from numerous locales.Omi urged all nations to report avian flu cases and take other steps much more quickly to avert or slow a pandemic. He said countries often fail to report cases fast enough. “Half of the human cases have been reported to WHO within 2 weeks,” Omi said. “The remaining half failed.”In other news, China reported the second avian flu outbreak in a week among wild geese in its northern province of Qinghai. Seventeen bar-headed geese were found dead Apr 23 in a remote area of the province’s Yushu county, and China’s agriculture minister recently confirmed that the cause was avian flu, according to a May 5 AFP report.The report said the virus has killed a total of 123 birds recently in the area, which is uninhabited and has no domestic birds.In Myanmar, British and Australian avian flu experts plan to spend 2 months increasing public awareness and combating the spread of the disease, according to another AFP report. Their visit to the central Myanmar farmlands comes after the region experienced more than 100 outbreaks in March.See also: WHO report on the Indonesian casehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_05_08/en/index.html
Whatever finish line the Lakers see in the distance, whether it’s that point where injuries start healing or when Kobe Bryant comes back, the season ends, they’re officially staggering to it.Their sixth consecutive loss Friday night was one thing. The way they fell, 110-100, to Charlotte at Staples Center could be predictable from a team that has seen as much adversity as it has, but they know they’re at a tipping point.“I know it’s tough for all of us to be in the situation we’re in, but we’ve got to come out with energy, we have to come together as a team,” Nick Young said. “I can’t do nothing but believe. I believe in all of us. We just have to find that balance.“We can’t point fingers, we can’t get distracted and start fighting amongst each other. That could make it worse, and a longer season than normal.” Charlotte’s Al Jefferson scored a career-high 40 points, added 18 rebounds and the Bobcats (21-27) feasted on the Lakers’ lack of defense. Gerald Henderson added 20 points and Charlotte shot 52.3 percent for the game.Jefferson hit 8 of 12 shots in the fourth quarter alone.Gasol had 24 points and nine rebounds, but for the second consecutive game said he was limited by a sore groin, perhaps the aftereffect of favoring a big toe injury.“It felt better with two days of rest with treatment,” Gasol said. “We tried to make it feel better and calm it down. Once the game started and I did certain moves, I aggravated it. There’s something going on. I’m just aggravating it. That’s not good for anyone.”Young, struggling with his shot in recent games, came out quickly and had 15 points by halftime, but made only 3 of 12 shots in the second half to finish with 21. Jodie Meeks added 19 points, but he and Young were a combined 13 of 37 from the field.Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 12 assists, but the Lakers shot only 38.7 percent from the field. But he couldn’t argue about D’Antoni’s assessment of a “lifeless” start.“He’s right. We didn’t come out to play,” Marshall said. “Personally, I’ve got to set the tone at point guard. We didn’t do that either. I can’t point to one thing we did well.”Young briefly rallied the Lakers in the second period. His 3-pointer cut the deficit to 50-45 after the Bobcats had built a 12-point lead, but the Lakers were outscored 12-4 in the final 3:19 of the period.In a moral victory, the Lakers outscored the Bobcats by a point in the third quarter but still entered the final period trailing 86-74. Somehow, the Lakers did it without Young scoring in the third, which has repeatedly been the team’s nemesis this season.So has defense, and the Lakers had no answer in the paint for Jefferson, who made 18 of 32 shots to lead a team that was without guard Kemba Walker, who averages 18.7 points and five assists. Walker missed his sixth straight game with a sprained ankle.The Lakers have no margin for error with their own walking wounded.“Every mistake now is a big load on our shoulders and we don’t seem to bounce back well,” Gasol said. “We don’t seem to get the right energy and the right mindset.”Help is on the way, but the Lakers (16-31) are a half-game out of last place in the Western Conference.“We’re going to get some energy guys back sometime next week and be able to get a little better rotation,” D’Antoni said. “But we were lifeless the first half. There’s no excuse for it.” As they keep pointing toward the return of one-third of the roster. Right now, they’re pointed toward two days off before a three-game road trip, hoping they’ll get a player or two back along the way.They also have to deal with an MRI exam of Pau Gasol’s recent groin flare-up, so they’re hardly out of the woods on the injury front. They just got back from a seven-game trip. Their depleted roster has tongues hanging.But the one element the rest of them cannot fail to provide was missing — effort from the outset.“We came out lifeless and got down,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We’re not a type of team that can come out and be listless, especially on defense, in the first half. “They just weren’t ready to play, for whatever reason. Whether it’s the end of January, who knows? We just can’t do that, and we did it, and we’d better learn from it real quick or it’s going to be a long season. Well, it already is, but it can be ugly and they’ve got to understand that the only chance we have is to have 48 minutes of energy and we didn’t have it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error