On Friday night, the wonderful worlds of The Allman Brothers Band and The String Cheese Incident collided into an epic set of southern rock ballads. “The Allman Brothers’ Family Incident” came together at the very last minute, when Gregg Allman had to cancel his co-headlining set with the band, and members of Les Brers stepped in.The 2016 incarnation of the Allman Brothers Band, touring as Les Brers, includes founding members Jaimoe and Butch Trucks on drums, recent bassist Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Co.) and percussionist Marc Quiñones, and slide guitarist Jack Pearson (from 1997-99). In addition to these mushroom-official members, are vocalist Lamar Williams Jr. (son of bassist Lamar Williams who played in ABB after Berry Oakley) and keyboardist Bruce Katz, known as a regular member of Gregg Allman and Friends, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, and a frequent collaborator with ABB — making him the perfect fit for the B3 seat. In addition to these seven members of Les Brers, guitarist Scott Sharrard stepped in to help SCI perform the ever-expansive catalogue of the Allman Brothers Band, and has been assisting in the learning process over the past several weeks leading up to the epic tribute performance.The music of the Allman Brothers was both respected and enjoyed in a professional manner. The bluegrass-infused touch of the Cheese on an already southern book of songs made for a perfect cocktail to fans of either. The energy was at an all time high, with gratitude that the Peach Festival was able to pull off such a stellar replacement for Allman.Thanks to Rock, Roots, & Blues – Live! we can enjoy these high-definition videos below:Jessica w/ Butch Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson, Bruce KatzTrouble No More w/ Jaimoe, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce KatzAin’t Wastin’ Time No More w/ Butch Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson, Bruce Katz Midnight RiderThe Allman Brothers’ Family Incident @ Peach Music Festival 8/12/16:Statesboro Blues w/ JaimoeMidnight Rider w/ Jaimoe, Marc QuiñonesTrouble No More w/ Jaimoe, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce KatzSweet Melissa w/ Bruce KatzOutside And Inside w/ Marc QuiñonesAin’t Wastin’ Time No More w/ Butch Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson, Bruce KatzQuinn The Eskimo w/ Butch Trucks, Jack Pearson, Bruce KatzJessica w/ Butch Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson, Bruce Katz
De Lima said the “Isumbong mo kay Wilkins” page made by the office of newly-appointed PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva was “a dangerous move.” “Cases such as mine – completely fabricated and bogus – are sure to multiply with such an ill-conceived program,” says Sen. Leila De Lima. ABS-CBN NEWS The detained senator also took note of the recent surge of bogus Facebook accounts, which is now being investigated by the National Privacy Commission and the Department of Justice. De Lima also questioned why PDEA would resort to such program when the government has billions of pesos in confidential and intelligence funds. “We can imagine a corresponding spike in the surreptitious and malicious tagging of just any person as a drug personality, whether real or fake, and for whatever reason,” De Lima said. The “Isumbong mo kay Wilkins” Facebook page encourages tipsters to file their reports online or through the provided mobile numbers. The said page so far has over 3,000 followers. MANILA – Sen. Leila de Lima has sounded alarm over the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) making a Facebook page to gather information on drug suspects and their illegal activities. “Cases such as mine – completely fabricated and bogus – are sure to multiply with such an ill-conceived program,” De Lima added. De Lima, a vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, has been detained since 2017 over drug charges that she calls trumped-up./PN
Ryu arrived in Chicago late Thursday after his original flight was delayed; the pitcher called it “a forgettable day.” Friday would have been more memorable if he’d begun throwing, but that wasn’t possible.“The plan was to start my throwing program as soon as I feel good enough after my shot,” Ryu said, “and that’s not today.”So, Ryu won’t start Monday against the San Francisco Giants. Dan Haren, who threw a bullpen session Friday, might start the game instead on an extra day’s rest. Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw are lined up to start Tuesday and Wednesday against the Dodgers’ closest rivals. Giving Haren the start Monday would line up the Dodgers’ three best starting pitchers for their three biggest games remaining. But manager Don Mattingly wasn’t ready to rule out Haren from starting against the Cubs on Sunday. “(Saturday)’s game tells us what we do Sunday,” he said. That could mean a patchwork of relief pitchers splitting the nine-inning task.Ryu’s next turn in the rotation is scheduled for a week from today, at home against the Colorado Rockies, but Mattingly wouldn’t rule out shuffling the rotation if Ryu is ready sooner.Right now, the safe bet is that Ryu won’t pitch again until the postseason, assuming the Dodgers can reach the National League Division Series. Mattingly is OK with that.“I think he’s earned it,” he said. “The fact that the way he works — he doesn’t throw the ‘pens in between (starts) — and just his routine is different than most guys’. When he says he’s good to go, he’s good to go. It’s easy to trust him because we’ve seen him be able to do it.“He’s different in those aspects of the way that he works. It’s different than every other guy.”Ryu is 14-7 with a 3.38 earned-run average this season. He ranks third on the team in wins and ERA, and is tied for third with 26 starts.‘Not overthinking it’Mattingly suggested that Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis’ two-homer game Friday was partially a result of better health.“Probably over the last month and a half he’s been able to do the routine to get himself strong,” the manager said, citing Ellis’ arthroscopic knee surgery in April and his sprained ankle in May.Ellis believes his problems are more mental than physical.“Actually I’ve been hitting less,” he said. “I’m just not overthinking it, not trying to overanalyze it in the batting cage. Just trying to get loose. I’m trying to make good swings when it matters in the game.”After Ellis had surgery, he blamed his torn meniscus on catching mechanics that placed extra pressure on his left knee. At the time he planned to change those mechanics; now he’s putting off the changes until after the season.Ellis’ 2-for-4 game against the Cubs raised his batting average to .193.“It felt good to contribute,” he said.Also . . .Pitcher Red Patterson, who was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for pitcher Scott Elbert, cleared waivers. … Dee Gordon’s 63rd stolen base tied Davey Lopes for fifth (1976) on the Dodgers’ all-time single season list. … Dodgers chairman Mark Walter is attending the series. He planned to take the team out to dinner after Friday’s game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error CHICAGO — Hyun-Jin Ryu’s left shoulder was hurting Friday morning.The good news: The pain is from a cortisone shot Ryu received Monday — not from whatever is causing the inflammation that knocked him out of his last start Sept. 12.The bad news: Ryu hasn’t touched a baseball in seven days. He didn’t throw Friday and he might not pitch over the final eight games of the regular season. He missed three weeks with a similar injury in May.“Overall I feel a lot better than at first,” Ryu said through his interpreter Friday. “I’ve been working out, obviously without throwing and hurting my shoulder further. It’s a good direction. I can’t really say when (I’ll be back).”
As promised, the Central Executive Committee of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans to meet today to commence discussions that will lead to the process by which the Party will select its next presidential candidate for the crucial 2020 General and Regional Elections.This was revealed during a press conference on Monday by Party General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, who said that the PPP was sticking to its promises.“So tomorrow (today), we will try to set some timeline because we are meeting at the Party level, and we will see whether it makes sense to do it just before or just after the no-confidence motion,” he explained, noting that the 2019 Budget debatePPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeothrew the PPP off a bit on deciding on a process.He said that a decision on the presidential nominee would be made shortly. “And you will know our candidate. And we could very well be going to elections in the next three months, not just us,” he added, explaining that that tactic was implicit in the process.Asked whether the charges brought against former PPP/Civic Government Ministers Anil Nandlall and Irfaan Ali would at all impact the decision to name either of the two, the General Secretary responded by saying, “If we allow the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change to decide who our candidates would be, they will charge every one of our potential candidates.”Jagdeo said the coalition Government’s intention was known, because it has made it known publicly. He said, “It is a pity that people can’t hear some of the conversations in Parliament. But the venom from (Khemraj) Ramjattan and the others saying openly you cannot … don’t talk here … or else the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) will visit you next week …”Jagdeo said he would throw his support behind anyone he found to have the ability to lead the Party to victory at the 2020 elections. Asked again who he would support, the PPP General Secretary said, “You could ask me if I’m supporting anyone and do you think I’ll come at a press conference and say who I am supporting? I’ll discuss that there at Party circles.”He maintained that the Party remained committed to the highest levels of transparency, accountability, and democracy as it undertook the process of selecting its next presidential nominee.Jagdeo said the race for the candidacy was open, as this has been a longstanding practice of the PPP. But reminded that the votes mustered from the 35 Central Committee members will matter in the democratic process. The front-runner will emerge as the candidate.There are several persons who are interested in being the Party’s top candidate including Nandlall, Ali, Gail Teixeira and Dr Frank Anthony.Meanwhile, the no-confidence motion filed against the Government by Jagdeo last month is set to be debated on Friday. Jagdeo had first announced the no-confidence motion on the heels of devastating losses in the Local Government Elections (LGE) for the coalition Government and went ahead to file the motion with the National Assembly on November 15, 2018.The PPP had contended the motion was lodged based on concrete reasons upon which the Guyanese people had rejected the People’s National Congress-led coalition. It pointed to the thousands of jobs that have been lost as a result of the closure of Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) estates.In addition, the Party referred to the various scandals that have erupted under the Administration. They include the single sourcing of the feasibility contract for the new Demerara River crossing, the single sourcing of a drug bond and the single sourcing of drug procurement contracts.The Party further noted the numerous breaches of fiscal laws flagged by the Audit Office of Guyana in its reports, as well as the lack of accountability in the D’Urban Park Project, something even the Auditor General had to launch a special probe into.The General Election is constitutionally due in mid-2020.