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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Work Multiple Phish Favorites Into Beachfront Show

first_imgOn Thursday night, July 26th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong made their way to Paddy’s Beach Club in Westerly, RI for a performance with support from Montana jam-grass quartet Kitchen Dwellers.After the Kitchen Dwellers’ well-received opening set, which they capped with a bluegrass cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “New Speedway Boogie”, Pigeons cast off on their set with “Sail On”. Psychology vehicle “Time to Ride” got the show moving from there, followed by renditions of “Fox & Toad” (Pizazz) and “Bad For You” (Pleasure).Next, the show took a turn into Phish-y territory, as Pigeons dove into “Down With Disease”, the phan-favorite off 1994’s Hoist. The band stuck with the Phish from there, segueing into a riotous “Run Like An Antelope” cover, with the lyrics amusingly altered to “bob like a pigeon out of control.” Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have similarly woven “Down With Disease” into their set before, including at New Haven, CT’s Pacific Standard Tavern in 2015 and during their Domefest 2017 Phish/Grateful Dead “Undercover” set, when they mashed-up “DWD” with “Shakedown Street” for a cleverly executed hybrid jam dubbed “Shakedown With Disease”.The Phish medley eventually slid into one of Pigeons’ own go-to originals, “Melting Lights”, which in turn fed into “King Kong”. From there, a trio of upbeat, beach-appropriate tunes (“Sunny Day”, “Fun In Funk”, and “Ocean Flows”) brought the set to a close. Finally, the band returned for a memorable encore, which saw them work through “J-Town” and into “E-Funk” before landing in a “Down With Disease” reprise to round out the performance.Next up for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is a performance tomorrow, Saturday, July 28th at Tumble Down at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT.Watch a selection of clips from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Paddy’s performance below [Note: As of now, no video of the Phish covers has surfaced online, but we will update this article as soon as it becomes available]:“Burning Up My Time” Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Paddy’s Beach Club | Westerly, RI | 7/26/18Set: Sail On, Time to Ride, Fox & Toad, Bad For You, Down With Disease^ > Run Like An Antelope^* > Burning Up My Time > Melting Lights > King Kong, Sunny Day, Fun In Funk, Ocean FlowsE: J-Town > E-Funk > Down With Disease^Notes:^Phish Cover*”Bob Like A Pigeon out of control” “Fun In Funk”center_img “Melting Lights”last_img read more

Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities conduct tsunami evacuation drill

first_img In 2012, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted a meeting in Lima, Peru, to discuss the creation of a system which could provide Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru early warnings about approaching tsunamis. O ceanographers, seismologists and regional specialists in disaster prevention participated in the meeting. At the time of the conference, each of the four countries had national protocols to follow in the event of tsunami, said Gustavo Sanin , permanent secretary of the South Pacific Commission. During the conference in Lima, officials from the four countries adopted regional protocols for how to respond to a tsunami, Sanin said. Officials agreed to connect each of their respective early warning systems and to collaborate on disaster prevention initiatives. “In the southern Pacific coast there are at least 3 or 4 buoys with warning systems when there is imminence of a tsunami,” Sanin said. The buoys belong to and are monitored by scientific institutions in the United States and Japan, Sanin said. I’m glad for the union of those two countries. They truly represent an example for the region, because nationalities or political trends don’t matter during this type of disasters. What is truly valuable is to save lives, congratulations to each country and especially to the military forces who will act in the event of an emergency. The Colombian military forces are very professional in their operations, look at the support they gave to Ecuador to put out the 2012 fires with the UH-60 helicopter of the FAC, always willing to do their best. That’s why I’m very glad that they are uniting and learning together in these situations. May God bless you. I’m glad for the union of those two countries, they truly represent an example for the region, because nationalities or political trends don’t matter during this type of disasters. What is truly valuable is to save lives, congratulations to each country and especially to the military forces who will act in the event of an emergency. The Colombian military forces are very professional in their operations, look at the support they gave to Ecuador to put out the 2012 fires with the UH-60 helicopter of the FAC, always willing to do their best. That’s why I’m very glad that they are uniting and learning together in these situations. May God bless you. Colombian drill Ecuador’s evacuation exercise By Dialogo February 14, 2014 Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities recently conducted a joint evacuation drill to prepare for natural disasters, such as an earthquake or a tsunami. The drill is to help security forces from both countries prepare for assisting the civilian population survive a natural disaster. The First Colombia-Ecuador Binational Simulation Earthquake and Tsunami was held on Feb. 6, 2014. Authorities in the Colombian departments of Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca and the Ecuadorian provinces of Esmeraldas, Imbabura and Carchi participated in the exercise. The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management in Colombia (UNGRD) which mobilized 18,000 people, and the Secretariat of Risk Management of Ecuador (SNGR), which recruited more than 26,000 people, including thousands of schoolchildren to participate in the drill, cooperatively organized the exercise. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was among those who participated in the drill. Santos and the other participants were alerted to a large imaginary earthquake along the border shared by Colombia and Ecuador. The imaginary earthquake registered 8.2 on the Richter scale. In the drill, the earthquake generated an imaginary tsunami. In the drill, security forces in Colombia and civilian Ecuadoreans responded quickly to the imaginary crisis and evacuated thousands of people from the Pacific coastal region. Authorities in both countries directed civilians to specific meeting locations where they would be safe, authorities said. Tsunami early warning system center_img Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities conducted the drill to help train the civilian population on how to respond to a natural disaster, according to UNGRD. “This exercise intends to make the community aware of the risk it faces,” in the event of a natural disaster, the UNGRD said in a statement. The three branches of the Armed Forces in Colombia participated in the drill, along with members of the National Police and firefighters. In Ecuador, officials with the Red Cross, firefighters, and civil defense groups took part in the exercise. Colombian authorities simulated the evacuation of victims, a loss of communications, and the destruction of physical infrastructure. Once the UNGRD activated the alert, the National Recovery Center staff alerted units and immediately dispatched a Colombian Air Force aircraft from Air Command Military Transport (CATAM). The aircraft conducted a reconnaissance mission in Colombia’s Pacific coast, obtaining aerial images of populations of Bahia Solano, Buenaventura, Tumaco and Munchique hill. Meanwhile, the Colombian Navy dispatched the ARC ship “Valle del Cauca” along with Coast Guard units, a maritime patrol aircraft and a helicopter to simulate the rescue of a shipwreck seven nautical miles from the island of Tumaco. In Ecuador, authorities in Esmeraldas experienced a temporary setback at the beginning of the exercise when the alarms did not go off at 10:00 a.m. as planned. However, within 15 minutes the malfunctioning was fixed and the exercise went forward. The residents of 17 Ecuadorean border communities heard warning bells calling people to evacuate to high places because a tidal wave was approaching the coast. Ecuadorian authorities gathered at the Esmeraldas Fire Department. The mayor of Esmeraldas participated in the evacuation drill. In the drill, casualties and serious property damage was reported in the Ecuadorean provinces of Imbabura, Carchi and Esmeralda. In Imbabura six rescuers came to the rescue of victims from the “collapsed” building of the Ministry of Agriculture. Inside the one-story building, 29 staff members that appeared to be injured were rescued and given medical treatment. Authorities evacuated more than 20,000 students from 79 Ecuadorean schools. As part of the drill, injuries and property damage were also reported in the Colombian department of Nariño. After the exercise was complete, Colombia’s consul in Esmeraldas, Francisco Pelaéz, thanked Ecuadorean authorities for participating in the drill. The importance of emergency exercises It is important for authorities to conduct the kind of drill that Colombian and Ecuador cooperated on, said Héctor Chávez Villao, a security analyst at the University of Guayaquil. “These kind of exercises are important because they allow the authorities to assess in what areas they are strong and in what areas they need to make improvements,” Chávez Villao, said. “As history has taught us, to meet these natural disasters we should be prepared. Colombia and Ecuador have been in the past impacted by tsunamis, floods and earthquakes.” In December 1979, an earthquake which registered 8.1 on the Richter scale struck in the Pacific Ocean, about 75 kilometers off the coast of Tumaco, which is located in the Colombian department of Nariño. The earthquake caused a tsunami, which killed hundreds of people and destroyed at least six fishing villages in Nariño. The earthquake was felt in Bogota, Cali, Popayan, Buenaventura and other major cities and villages in Colombia, and in Guayaquil, Esmeraldas, Quito and other parts of Ecuador. last_img read more

Syracuse encouraged by positive signs as Zion Williamson leads Duke past SU in ACC Tournament

first_img“Playing against a guy like (Williamson), it’s hard to stop,” Buddy said. “And no matter what you do, he’s gonna score. I think there’s a lot of good things we can take away from that. And just to fight back was huge and showed a lot about what we can do.”Syracuse has shown what players call “fight,” this season. About a month ago, Elijah Hughes said that the Orange were still searching for a basketball identity. But it had “heart.” SU often chopped into second-half deficits through short runs. Against the Blue Devils, that’s what happened.Syracuse carried over its late first-half surge with an early Howard jumper. The Orange, even without Battle for the second-straight night, were in the game. Buddy, coming off a career-night, hit a right-corner 3 to bring the Orange within one with over 13 minutes remaining. Then, Buddy curled off a screen to drain a right-wing 3 moments later and tie it at 46.Howard kept coming, making shots right down to a 3 near the final buzzer to finish with a career-high 28 points. He knew he’d have to be more aggressive without Battle, and he was.“Around this time of the year I finally got my body right to feel comfortable to attack, and that’s just what I’ve been trying to do,” Howard said.More coverage The Final Word: Beat writer’s discuss Syracuse’s ACC Tournament loss to DukeFrank Howard, Jim Boeheim insist Howard’s trip of Zion Williamson was unintentionalSyracuse’s ACC Tournament run ends, Zion Williamson’s return and more takeaways from SU’s 84-72 loss to Duke For a postseason, rubber-match game against a Duke team that Syracuse fans want to be a rival, Thursday’s game didn’t mean a whole lot. The Orange were without their star. And the game didn’t have any implications on SU’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament, either. But Syracuse’s players have never been happy after a loss.“It sucks right now, losing the game like that, knowing that you had a chance,” Buddy said. “But I think just to come back in the first half against the best team in the country, I think, was huge for us.”The Orange believe that each and every game, they can compete with anyone. That’s what they did Thursday. In the end, Williamson and the Blue Devils were too good. But that won’t stop the Orange from feeling they can play well against any opponent.“The fighting thing will never get out,” Marek Dolezaj said. “… Next game, we will fight 40 minutes. It’s really hard to beat us.” Comments CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At Duke’s postgame press conference, a media member asked Zion Williamson how badly he’s wanted to be on the floor in the last couple of weeks. Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski jumped in.“Forget about him,” Krzyzewski joked. “How badly I wanted him out there. Why is it always about you?” Krzyzewski posed to Williamson.“I don’t know, ask them,” Williamson responded.The freshman phenom made it very obvious on Thursday night. Williamson returned from injury to lead No. 3-seed Duke (27-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) past No. 6-seed Syracuse (20-13, 10-8) at the Spectrum Center, 84-72. Williamson finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and five steals. He made all 13 of his field goal attempts, tying an ACC single-game record. Williamson and Duke didn’t relent, but the Orange hung around all game after an early double-digit deficit, a promising sign, players said. That meant that after the game, in the locker room, Syracuse’s players were forced to grapple with a difficult balance: A loss set in contrast with positive signs with the NCAA Tournament coming up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We knew how great we played in the second half,” Oshae Brissett said. “And if (Battle) was there, he would’ve had way more than 12 points. We look at that as a positive.”Williamson’s presence in the first two Syracuse-Duke games led to the opposite result than anticipated. His 35-point, 10-rebound performance at home wasn’t enough to prevent an SU upset. And his absence in the second meeting didn’t stop the Blue Devils from exacting revenge.In Williamson’s first game back from a knee injury suffered on Feb. 20, the ACC Player and Freshman of the Year made the difference one would expect. SU head coach Jim Boeheim has said he’s never seen a player like Williamson, and Thursday, Syracuse had no answer for such a unique talent.“I’ve seen a lot of great players, I’m not saying he’s better than those guys, but he’s a different player,” Boeheim said. “He can do things that nobody has done in this game.”Williamson dunked. He finished through contact. He even swished a 3 from the left wing in the first half. Going into the break, the potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick had 21 points and nine rebounds to go along with five steals.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerIt looked like Williamson and Duke would run away with it in the first half. But Frank Howard brought Syracuse back with 10-straight Orange points in the last four minutes. He hit a floater, an elbow jumper and two 3s.For more than nine first-half minutes, the Orange trailed by double digits. But when Buddy Boeheim drained a 3 inside of a minute to play in the first half, it brought SU within six.center_img Published on March 14, 2019 at 11:34 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more