Just last week, Widespread Panic hit the Starlight Amphitheatre in Kansas City, MO. Surrounding that performance, however, two of the band’s longest tenured members – John Bell and Sunny Ortiz – stopped by local radio station KCPT 90.9 The Bridge for a unique studio session. The Bridge is one of the largest listener-supported public radio stations in the KC area, and their “909 In Studio” program regularly brings great musicians to the people. The WSP duo certainly made their appearance a memorable one!Together, Bell and Ortiz played a three song set that included “Blue Indian,” “Old Joe,” and “Radio Child.” With the two musicians playing acoustically, the stripped-down arrangements on these songs really give them a new life. Watch the three videos posted by “909 In Studio” below.Blue IndianOld JoeRadio ChildYou can also listen in on the full interview with Bell and Ortiz, where they speak about hippie days at baseball stadiums, the process of recording and their musical influences. That audio can be found here.
Earl Carpenter’s in Les Miz a Few Days More You’ve got a little longer to catch Earl Carpenter as Javert in Broadway’s Les Miserables. The star will now remain in the production through October 7; Will Swenson, who was on hiatus to lead Bull Durham, is set to return to the part on October 8. Hopefully he’ll have time to stop off at Eggfartopia before resuming his exertions on the Imperial Theatre’s boards. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Annie Potts Withdraws From Steel Magnolias Great White Way vet Annie Potts has had to withdraw from Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre’s production of Steel Magnolias owing to health considerations following knee surgery. Beth Broderick will be stepping into the role of M’Lynn this fall. We wish Potts a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in Ann, if not before. Josh Gad Needs to Return to Broadway, Stat Book of Mormon Tony nominee Josh Gad did a number, below, on Dancing with the Stars on September 29 and reminded us why we miss him on Broadway. Really miss him. Here’s the thing, Mr. Gad, we know you’ve got your fancy film career going, that you were promoting The Wedding Ringer with Kevin Hart and you’re now officially going to be doing Olaf again for the Frozen short film, but the Great White Way needs to borrow you back. We’ve got the perfect role for you. Pretty please. NPH Won the Tony for Dry Humping Neil Patrick Harris stopped by CBS’ The Late Show on September 29 and revealed to host David Letterman how he won the 2014 for Hedwig: dry humping. We’re not making this up—watch the clip below! View Comments read more
As I crossed the finish line 13 miles later at the Georgia Death Race in second place it was nice knowing that someone from Ohio is capable of finishing a successful race on a course with over 15,000 feet of elevation gain. A lot of this success is because of the specific training that I keyed in on in the months leading up to the race. By focusing on hill repeats and drills in training, and being conscious of proper form and when to walk during the race, I was able to manage the mountains of North Georgia.If you live in an area void of hills, don’t hesitate to register for a race with a lot of elevation gain. You will be rewarded by the beautiful scenery and views by running a race of any distance in the mountains. If you follow some simple training suggestions to build uphill strength and focus on proper technique of running a long uphill during the race, you will be rewarded with the huge sense of accomplishment of finishing a race that might have previously been out of your comfort zone. You might just surprise someone (or yourself) that a “flatlander” can still run well in mountains! Travel to Hills: You may live in an area without hills at all. If this is the case, you may want to consider driving up to an hour or more to seek a hilly route, especially in the four to six weeks before your race. Sometimes I drive two hours from my house to a favorite state forest and campout one or two nights to get a couple focused runs in that gain more elevation than I am typically used to. You will appreciate the sacrifice during the race if you do it! Springing and Bounding Drills: Find a semi-steep hill of about 10-15% grade (similar to stadium bleachers) and do hill springing and hill bounding drills. Do hill springing by pushing off the ground with one leg, springing from the ankle region and driving the opposite knee up, gaining more height rather than trying to progress forward. This is actually slower than walking uphill. Hill bounding is similar to springing except for this you will focus on bounding out rather than up. Start by doing each drill 3 times for 15-20 seconds and progress to more repetitions or time as you get more experienced. You will find your legs will start burning very quickly during these drills. Hill Repeats: Yes, you need to make hills your friend and you need to embrace the monotony of one hill! While areas such as southern Ohio don’t have mountains going from 2,000 feet to 4,000 over 4 miles, runners can still get a lot of elevation gain on small hills. One of my favorite hills is on a trail in Athens, Ohio, that rises 300 feet in a half mile. I’ve been known to run up and down this one hill 10 times in order to gain 3,000 feet in 10 miles. This doesn’t give you the long grueling 4 miles of consecutive uphill like in the race you are gearing up for, but a workout similar to this is grueling in many other ways. Not only will you build strength for uphill running over a prolonged period, but your legs will get used to the pounding of steep downhills as well. You can also do a similar workout on a treadmill. Proper Uphill Form: When race day comes along running up mountains and long hills is challenging as it is, so don’t waste any energy by bad form. Shorten your stride to a quicker cadence but also while “downshifting” into a pace you can hold during the entire climb. Keep your trunk straight and avoid hunching your shoulders. Keep your head and chin up to encourage proper posture and to allow your chest to open up so you don’t restrict airflow in your lungs. Walking Uphill: If you can’t continue a steady pace or cadence while running uphill, you can easily transition into a power-hike which will sometimes be faster than trying to run and be less energy-consuming. Runners develop different power hiking techniques from short choppy steps to long lunging steps using your hands on your knees. Practice walking uphill while training, because you will probably have to do it during the race. BRO Athlete Team runner Michael Owen’s take on how even a “flatlander” from Ohio can conquer the hills of the Georgia Death Race. As I ran out of the Mulky Gap aid station at mile 51 of the Georgia Death Race the race director shouted “not bad for a flatlander.” I was running in second place, well ahead of third place and about 15 minutes behind first, with just 13 more miles to finish a nearly 11 hour day of running. I commonly get referred to as a flatlander when I run mountainous ultramarathons and get asked, “How can you run so well in the mountains if you are from Ohio?”Trail and ultra runners not familiar with Ohio typically think of the state as flat cornfields, wide open interstates, just another state to fly over or drive through when getting from the east to the west. While much of their beliefs are correct, people seldom “pass through” southeastern Ohio where the geography is still considered the foothills of the great Appalachian Mountains. The hills where I typically train in southern Ohio are steep and frequent, rugged and unrelenting. Still though, I lack prolonged climbs lasting more than one mile long, and high mountain peaks like the ones in many ultras like the Georgia Death Race. So, I resort to a few training and racing tactics to help manage the mountains without training in the mountains. read more
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When are all of hard-working taxpayers and property owners going to smarten up about yourselves being taken with overtaxation, such as in school taxes and property taxes? What happened to the days of children going to school and learning the basics — like reading, English, history and science — to earn a living or go on to college? I will tell you, this, the unions have changed everything. The teachers’ union is a pawn for Democratic Party. The majority of union dues goes to Dems. Plus, the politicians give in to all their demands. Pensions at 50 and 55; that’s outrageous. We have double-dipping, people collecting pensions and salaries. How long do you think people are going to just keep paying for that? Kids are not learning in class because parents don’t correct them. Be parents instead of friends with your kids. Teachers don’t have control of classrooms like years before because the angels’ parents are afraid of their own shadows, raising their kids same way. The point is rise up and demand a cut to benefits. Soon, your taxes will go down. Keep voting for politicians who have backbone and do the will of people and taxpayers. Take a hard look at what you’re getting for your taxes. The question should be: Do I/they really need this or do I want this? Get along. Going along is out. Think and act for yourselves.Al Marvell ScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff… Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion read more
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GasLog Partners, the New York-listed spinoff of LNG shipper GasLog, said on Tuesday it entered into a new multi-year time charter for tanker GasLog Sydney with a unit of US LNG export player Cheniere.The contract is scheduled to start in 2018. Cheniere has options to extend the charter for up to two consecutive periods at “escalating rates,” according to a GasLog Partners statement.GasLog Sydney is a 155,000-cbm tri-fuel diesel electric liquefied natural gas carrier built in 2013 and currently on a multi-year time charter with a unit of the Hague-based LNG giant Shell through September 2018.The vessel is currently undergoing a scheduled dry-docking during which GasLog Partners “is enhancing its future marketability through the installation of a reliquefaction module,” the statement reads.Andy Orekar, Chief Executive Officer of GasLog Partners, said in the statement he was very pleased with this charter agreement with Cheniere, the Partnership’s second agreement this year with a new and “high-quality” counterparty.“The execution of the charter further diversifies our customer base and increases our contracted revenue visibility, supporting our year-on-year distribution growth guidance of 5% to 7% in 2018,” Orekar said.GasLog Partners’ fleet currently consists of 13 LNG carriers with an average carrying capacity of about 156,000-cbm, according to the company’s website. read more
If we just knew that your office was not briefed in detail about the situation of our workers in both government and private hospitals, we would have sought a private audience with you to settle these issues and made things clear and right. It was not the intention of the media forum to humiliate the administration and the IATF. The call was for the DOH and IATF to provide the HCWs a fighting chance in the war against COVID and prevent unnecessary fatalities. We bear no III will and have acted without malice towards the implementers of the law and the Bayanihan as one goal but our empty cries had to be made known somehow. Sadly, we were taken aback and surprised when you highlighted in your address to the nation last night that we are indispensable but not irreplaceable so we beg your indulgence and allow us to rectify this impression. If you closely review the virtual conference on Aug. 1, There was never a call for a revolt nor was there any threat of leaving patients on their own since our oath instructs us to first do no harm to anyone who needs our help. In this letter, we highlighted the importance of having healthy and COVID-free caregivers so we can allay anxiety and boost the morale of the frontliners when they face uncertainty and this can only be made possible if they are tested periodically. By training and our reserved nature, the likes of us are not used to giving out demands or ultimatums but if our requests and observations were taken as an assertive display of Indignation, we apologize for the way the message was taken in a negative light. Three months have passed since that time and after other requests like quarantine facilities for HCW, insurance coverage, and protection from verbal castigation and physical violence to name a few have been left unanswered, we patiently held on as soldiers in battle. These valid requests if they were granted early on would have made our harrowing experiences bearable but for some unexplained reason, it was left unheeded by the IATF and DOH. Going forward, we are glad that your office is open to suggestions and that you prioritize the safety of our health care workers. Similar to your wish, we also pray that the COVID vaccines become available sooner than later. Your quick response on this matter was highly appreciated and the additional help you have promised our ranks will go a long way but as a rejoinder, we would like to make it clear that our call for a stricter lockdown is not only to give reprieve to our tireless health workforce but mainly to assure the highest quality of care needed for the moderate to critically III patients we expect to rise in number when the health system becomes less than ideal. By our long history with the DOH, we have been supportive of the government and as a matter of fact, formed a partnership with DOH in disseminating educational materials to both the medical field and community during these past four months. Our society has also worked indirectly with LGUs and members of the ATE ever since the beginning of the campaign as a consultative body on matters of science. With you and all the Filipinos in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. read more