Groove rock band Aqueous welcomed fans to the Town Ballroom late last month for a sold-out New Year’s Eve performance in their hometown of Buffalo, New York. The night’s NYE show capped off a big year for the emerging jam band, who spent most of their fall and winter touring around the country in promotion of their latest studio album, Color Wheel, which had arrived independently back on October 12th. One of the lengthy jams played during the second set of the sold-out show that night was “Strange Times”, a heady original from their 2012 Willy Is 40 LP. The pro-shot video of the nearly-19-minute performance was shared by the band on Thursday afternoon, and can now be enjoyed by fans to watch from the quiet setting of their own homes.The performance of the song actually started the show’s second half, which would also go on to include classic rock covers of the Grateful Dead‘s “Truckin’” and The Beatles‘ “Hey Jude”. Stage attire that night apparently ranged from fedoras to hockey jerseys, as the band dove right into the song’s opening chords in unison to kickstart the second set. From the opening notes, all four members of the band, especially guitarists Mike Gantzer and Dave Loss, were intensely locked in with one another and spent the first few minutes exchanging vocal duties before letting their guitars take it from there.The jam portion of the lengthy video begins with the music taking a slower turn just before the 3:40-minute mark. Drummer Rob Hauk quickly gets the energy going again as the band dives headfirst into a loose but consistent groove a few minutes later. If fans listen closely, they might even be able to hear their tease of John Williams‘ signature orchestral theme from Jurassic Park. Fans can enjoy the entire performance in the video below.Aqueous – “Strange Times” – 12/31/2018[Video: Aqueous]The October arrival of Color Wheel was not the band’s only album release of 2018. They also shared an album of live recordings over the summer from their sold-out show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater back on June 11th. Aqueous will head back out for the start of their 2019 winter tour alongside BIG Something early next month on February 7th. Fans can click here for tickets to the upcoming tour.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A man who drew national attention after he assaulted people hanging fliers against police brutality on a Maryland bike trail has been sentenced to three years probation. News outlets reported Tuesday that Anthony Brennan must also complete anger management classes. The 61-year-old Brennan pleaded guilty in December to three counts of misdemeanor assault for June’s attack. The three victims were hanging fliers following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The attack on the bike trail in Bethesda was videotaped and widely circulated online. Brennan is now sober after checking into a treatment program. A Montgomery County judge said he found Brennan’s apology for the assault to be sincere.
My Big Gay Italian Funeral Starring and written by Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Funeral (and its companion piece My Big Gay Italian Wedding) are both loosely based on his own wacky Italian family. Funeral tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who with his large family, is mourning the death of his father. Pool will play the appropriately named role of Uncle Johnny. Cheers! Johnny Pool, the celebrity bartender best known for his morning radio work with Elvis Duran and the Z Morning Zoo, is making his stage debut in My Big Gay Italian Funeral off-Broadway for one-night-only on March 16. Along with Wilkinson, the cast of Funeral includes Hugh Hysell as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Marissa Perry as Maria, Debra Toscano as Toniann, Meagan Robar as Connie/Eva/Aunt Donna, Erik Ransom as Vidal, Chad Kessler as Rabbi Horowitz/Lou, David Demato as Peter, Mustafa Gatollari as Dominick, Beth Dzuricky as Ondine, and Marie Fontaine rounds out the ensemble. Related Shows View Comments Pool has been an institution in the gay community for over 52 years as a bartender in Cherry Grove, Fire Island. Under the moniker Uncle Johnny, he makes appearances every Monday on the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show mixing cocktails. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 30, 2015
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect was arrested for drunken driving after allegedly hitting a 63-year-old man in the suspect’s hometown of Central Islip, killing the victim shortly after midnight Friday, Suffolk County police said.James Fitzpatrick, 37, was driving a Chevrolet Colorado westbound on Suffolk Avenue when his pickup truck struck Robert Fornasier at 12:13 a.m., police said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Fitzpatrick was charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the truck, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash to call them at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
As a loyal listener and viewer of local TV stations for information concerning the Capital District, I was extremely disappointed to see WRGB, with veteran anchor Liz Bishop, bow to the command of the station owner to read a scripted message at the same time as 193 stations owned by Sinclair. The message was a “warning” of using so-called “fake news” that the president claims originated from reliable and respected media that is in any way critical of his speeches or actions.Our president, who issues more “fake news,” is not named as a source for this type of information, despite the data that indicates he has issued five examples of “fake news” every day since his inauguration.The control of 193 sources of public air by a single corporation is a threat to our ability to obtain accurate and truthful news when it can command and force obedience of a corporate order.Shame on any organization or individual who would bow to this control.WILLIAM F. VALACHOVICNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
The circular could help regain people’s trust to travel again, Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) chairman Denon Prawiraatmadja said.“In principal, there are two things that can restore passengers’ confidence in traveling. First, it depends on how the Health Ministry and COVID-19 task force can reduce the transmission of COVID cases, and the second [aspect] is how airlines and each operator in aviation can provide security and safety for passengers,” he said on a press briefing on Tuesday.The pandemic has severely impacted the aviation industry, hitting demand for air travel and forcing airlines to ground their fleets as losses mount.However, Denon warned that the high number of COVID-19 cases will likely to hold passengers from travelling. Airlines are seeking to regain passengers’ confidence to fly through the enforcement of health protocol during the “new normal” period as the industry seeks to recover from the pandemic.The aviation health protocol is based on Circular No. 13/2020 issued recently by the Transportation Ministry, which also refers to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) recent guidance, covering mandatory procedures from pre-flight to post-flight to reduce the risk of virus transmission.The measures include physical distancing, intensified cleaning and sanitation inside the aircraft, the use of face covering, disinfection of areas with potential human contact, health screening and more. The new protocol is intended to provide safety for passengers as the government relaxes the large-scale social restriction (PSBB) and reopens the economy. The recent relaxation of the PSBB measures come at a time when COVID-19 cases in Indonesia have continued to increase, with 1,241 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, surpassing the all-time-high of the previous day. The new cases bring the total to more than 34,300.National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia president director Irfan Setiaputra also pledged to prioritize the health aspect in its flights, citing that this was currently the most important consideration for passengers.With the new protocol, the airline conducts routine disinfection on its aircraft, while reduces physical interaction on board. It has also switched to using disposable food packaging and water bottles for its in-flight meals to prevent indirect transmission through contaminated surfaces and objects.“We want to make sure that passengers can fly safely,” Irfan said on Tuesday.Garuda also boasts the high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) technology on its fleet to ensure the removal of contaminants in the air circulating inside the plane.There will also be a rapid test service to equip passengers who have not been tested prior to the scheduled flight, he added.The new regulation increases the allowed passanger number per flight to 70 percent of the respective aircraft’s capacity, up from previously 50 percent, opening the possibility for airlines to get additional revenue.However, Irfan said, the move would not immediately boost Garuda’s revenue, as the demand might not recover in short-term.Garuda’s flight traffic dipped 83 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the January to April period, while its number of passengers plummeted by 45 percent yoy, according to the company’s recent statement.Other airline, such as Lion Air Group, have also begun to resumed flights on June 10, after temporarily suspending operations on June 5.In its statement, Lion Air Group spokesperson Danang Mandala Prihantoro reminded passengers to adhere to health protocol such as using masks before the flight, during the boarding process and until they leave the airport, as well as maintaining physical distancing in the airport.The government claimed that the new health protocol for the aviation industry covered all aspects in detail.“For example, for in-flight [protocol], we regulate how passengers interact with other passengers and with crew members, and how cabin crews serve meals,” Transportation Ministry Civil Aviation Director General Novie Riyanto said.Meanwhile, aviation observer Arista Atmadjati said that while the health protocol might add costs for airlines, the procedures were necessary to protect passengers and workers.“The [airlines’] homework now is to disseminate this information to passengers, because based on my observation, the dissemination process of the regulation is still weak, as many passengers are still misinformed,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, adding that the airlines should utilize available technology to do so.Topics :
David Ospina set for Arsenal return with Napoli likely to decline option to buy Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Feb 2019 5:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link406Shares Ospina’s deal at Arsenal runs until 2020 (Picture: Getty)Alex Meret has recently returned from injury to take the number one spot and Ospina doubts the Serie A club will sign him this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘My current situation is that I am on loan for this season and there’s a clause based on the number of games, so if I play regularly, it’ll become an automatic purchase,’ Ospina told Radio Blu.‘When the situation doesn’t depend on me, all I can do is wait for the decisions to be made by Napoli.‘The club had just spent a lot of money on Meret, a young goalkeeper with a great future ahead of him, so I knew that when he came back from injury, this might happen’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPetr Cech, Leno’s understudy, is set to retire at the end of the season and the no.2 spot at Arsenal is likely to be up for grabs again.However, Ospina is determined at the age of 30 to become first choice elsewhere.MORE: Arsenal should be looking at West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, says Paul Merson Advertisement David Ospina is set to return to Arsenal at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina admits he’s set to return to the Emirates as Napoli are unlikely to make his loan move permanent.The Colombian moved to Naples last summer following the arrival of Bernd Leno to north London.Napoli expected to make Ospina’s transfer permanent at the end of the season and installed a requirement to buy should the goalkeeper make a certain amount of appearances at the club.However, Ospina has made just 17 appearances this term and is unlikely to trigger the option.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Statement Governor Tom Wolf made the following statement on the passing of longtime Senate aide Steve MacNett:“While I never had the pleasure of working with him as governor, I want to offer my condolences to Steve MacNett’s family, friends and colleagues in light of his recent passing. Steve MacNett’s dedication to public service on behalf of the commonwealth is a reminder of the immense difference citizens can make on behalf of Pennsylvanians, regardless of whether they are elected to office. He started working for the Pennsylvanian State Senate as a page and eventually rose all the way to the position of General Counsel for the Senate Republican Caucus, which he held for over 30 years. Working for the Senate for over 44 years, through eight governors, Steve MacNett’s work ethic and institutional knowledge still reverberates in and around the state capitol today, and will continue to for years to come.” September 19, 2018 Governor Wolf Statement on Passing of Steve MacNett
Fourth-Ranked Argonauts Fall to Top-Ranked Seasiders in Finals ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Fourth-ranked West Florida’s eight-match winning streak, and the Argonauts hopes for women’s tennis first national championship came to an end on Saturday. Top-Ranked BYU-Hawaii (32-0) claimed their seventh national championship in the last nine seasons with a 5-0 win over West Florida (23-7) in the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis national championship match. West Florida was participating in their first national final. “We played BYU-Hawaii a lot better today than earlier this season,” said head coach Derrick Racine. Two of the three doubles matches were tight and the singles matches were very close.” After sweeping the doubles competition, BYU-Hawaii earned two singles triumphs to claim their second straight national title. Anne Claire Beard (Villevaude, France) claimed the Argonauts only set win in singles in the sixth position. West Florida ended the season with 23 wins, the fifth consecutive season of at least 20 victories. The Argonauts also claimed their record ninth Gulf South Conference title and advanced to their first national final in school history. “We had a lot of things not going for us earlier in the season,” said Racine. “We were not playing as well as we should have been. But coming back to beat Valdosta State in the conference tournament and defeating Lynn in the national semifinals helped us. We just peaked at the right time.” RESULTS#1 Singles: Yuliya Ustyuzhanina (BYUH) vs. Suzana Cavalcante (UWF), 6-2, 4-3, unfinished#2 Singles: Jing Jing Liu (BYUH) vs. Tammy Kevey (UWF), 6-4, 4-0, unfinished#3 Singles: Dori Magas (BYUH) def. Mandy Septoe (UWF), 7-5, 6-3#4 Singles: Kun Deng (BYUH) vs. Renata Mattos (UWF), 6-2, 5-2, unfinished#5 Singles: Anna Anikanova (BYUH) def. Paola Arevalo (UWF), 6-1, 6-4#6 Singles: Shenley Searing (BYUH) vs. Anne Claire Beard (UWF), 4-6, 0-1, unfinished#1 Doubles: J.J Liu/K. Deng (BYUH) def. M. Septoe/T. Kevey (UWF), 8-1#2 Doubles: Y. Ustyuzhanina/D. Magas (BYUH) def. P. Arevalo/S. Cavalcante (UWF), 8-4#3 Doubles: Ramona Husaru/A. Annikanova (BYUH) def. A.C. Beard/R. Mattos (UWF), 8-5(By Gui Amaral Jasmin) Print Friendly Version Share
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Germany’s plan to restart its top soccer league gives hope that France could still complete the abandoned Ligue 1 season, Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Thursday.The French professional league (LFP) ended its season last week with 10 games left, awarding the title to Paris St Germain and leaving Lyon outside the placings for European competition next season. Aulas this week said his club had suffered a “loss of opportunity” and warned he would claim “millions of Euros in damages” from unspecified bodies.On Wednesday, the German Bundesliga said it planned to re-start on May 15, making it the first of Europe’s top soccer leagues to get under way following the novel coronavirus stoppage.Aulas replied when asked until when France could change their decision: “I’ve noted that training had resumed in almost 10 European countries. By adapting our method, we would probably have been able to complete the season,” Aulas told French sports daily L’Equipe.“We’re on a wrong track but it’s not too late to try and think (…) about something coherent.“As long as there’s life, there’s hope. For all the people whose main argument to tell us to stop was that all the other leagues would stop, (Germany’s decision) is a very important step.” After finishing the season in seventh place, Lyon must either win the League Cup or the Champions League to gain a European place next season.The League Cup final against PSG has been postponed indefinitely.The Spanish Liga, Italian Serie A and England’s Premier League hope to restart, but have not yet announced dates to begin.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bundesliga RestartCOVID-19Ease of LockdownHopeLigue 1Olympique Lyon