As Phish worked their way from a Vermont novelty to national sensations, one venue played a pivotal role in this transformation. Nestled in Burlington, VT, a small club called Nectar’s gave the jam group a stage for their wild antics on a regular basis. The band’s gathering grew with each passing performance, garnering a word-of-mouth following that you just had to see to believe. After 33 years, the word has reached a lot of mouths.The show played from this date on 1988 is typical for Phish at the time, mixing some of their original music with choice covers like Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post” and ZZ Top’s “La Grange.” Tons of the band’s classic original songs are already in the mix, including “The Curtain With,” “Alumni Blues,” “Golgi Apparatus.” “Fluffhead,” “The Sloth,” “Fee” and more. They also got into “Harpua” in the third set (yes – three whole sets, and it wasn’t even Halloween!) before closing out the show with the fan-favorite, “Run Like An Antelope.”Thankfully, a master recording of the night is available for us all to enjoy. Tune in below, courtesy of fromtheaquarium:Setlist: Phish at Nectar’s, Burlington, VT – 5/24/88Set 1: The Curtain With, Rocky Top, Funky Bitch, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Peaches en Regalia, Golgi Apparatus, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, Suzy Greenberg, FireSet 2: Jesus Just Left Chicago, Fluffhead > Whipping PostSet 3: Ya Mar -> Jam > Halley’s Comet > The Sloth, I Didn’t Know, La Grange, Fee, I Know a Little, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Corinna, Harpua, Run Like an Antelope Jah Roy on vocals. Richard Wright on vocals. Richard Wright on drums, Fish on trombone.Teases:· Theme from The Flintstones tease in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars· One Love quote in JamNotes: Ya Mar and the ensuing jam featured vocals from Jah Roy; the jam contained One Love quotes from Jah Roy and Trey. Halley’s Comet featured vocals from Richard Wright. I Didn’t Know featured Wright on drums and Fish on trombone. BBFCFM contained Flintstones theme teases from Trey. The master recordings confirm this listing as the correct performance order. Many recordings of this show circulate with an incorrect song order, an incorrect date (May 25, 1988) and an incorrect venue (Ian’s Farm, Hebron, NY).
Syracuse football freshman move-in day is Sunday, and Scott Shafer welcomes a crop of 26 — including early enrollee Matt Keller — onto the team. Here’s a brief look at the fourth five of the group.Reminder: Original Class of 2015 commit Brandon Ginnetti will arrive in January as part of the Class of 2016 and Trey Dunkelberger is a junior college transfer, so he won’t be included in the freshman class. All physical measurements are according to Scout.Daivon Ellison, cornerback, Don Bosco (New Jersey) PrepWhile sites list him as a corner, Ellison prides himself on being able to be versatile. His ability to play safety as well could help a rebuilding Syracuse secondary and he’ll be able to move quickly at 5-foot-9, 180 pounds. He’s close friends with fellow commit Dontae Strickland and the only player listed at his position of four at the time of his verbal to eventually stay with the Orange.Eric Dungey, quarterback, Lakeridge (Oregon) High SchoolAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDungey is the lone commit to the west of Illinois in the class, and throws himself into a crowded quarterback carousel that includes starter Terrel Hunt, sophomore AJ Long, sophomore Austin Wilson, walk-on sophomore Zack Mahoney and freshman Kenterius Womack.The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder is the top signal-caller in the state of Oregon, per Scout, and threw for 2,395 yards on a 61.6-percent completion rate in his senior season, according to MaxPreps. He added 22 passing touchdowns and 15 on the ground, tallying 982 yards on 142 carries.Matt Keller, long-snapper, Penn Manor (Pennsylvania) High SchoolKeller enrolled early at Syracuse and has been on campus since January. According to Kohl’s, which sponsors camps for kicking, punting and snapping, Keller is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2015. With the departure of stalwart Sam Rodgers, Keller will likely start ahead of Keith Mitsuuchi and Nathan Hines as Shafer will surely want to get the most out of a long-snapper’s scholarship.Steven Clark, defensive tackle, Brindlee Mountain (Alabama) High SchoolAt one point, it seemed as if Clark would flip his verbal from Syracuse to Florida. But he stayed true to the Orange and will join the group of three freshmen defensive tackles that will push this year’s redshirt freshmen for playing time on a depleted line. Clark is 6-foot-3, 290 pounds and was recruited as an offensive lineman by the Gators, but looks to be classified on the defensive line by SU.Amir Ealey, defensive end, Coatesville Area (Pennsylvania) High SchoolEaley played some tight end in high school, picking up five touchdowns on 650 receiving yards in his senior season, according to MaxPreps. But at Syracuse, he’ll join a defensive line that lost a couple players and gained Luke Arciniega, who switched positions. He was the second of five consecutive defensive linemen to commit, with Clark committing before Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard, Kenny Carter and Jake Pickard following. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football freshmen: Blair, Hofrichter, Fredrick, Cross, HendersonSyracuse football freshmen: Perkins, Fredericks, Clausman, Conway, ByrneSyracuse football freshmen: Strickland, Giudice, Adams, Duerig, CullenSyracuse football freshmen: Sheppard, Carter, Pickard, Whitner, Womack, Taylor Published on July 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+
The press conference which was scheduled to last thirty minutes, extended to well over an hour. Avram Grant, relaxed, patient and engaging, answered questions pertaining to his year in charge of the Black Stars.Journalists probed. Issues ranged from his relationship with Adam Kwaresey, confidence in Maxwell Konadu, as he well as his constant overlooking of local players and more.Joy Sports’ Gary Al-Smith and Kweku Arhin sat through it all and cobbled together these pointers.–1. On what mark he’ll give himself, out of 10, so far.”I never grade myself. I leave it to my wife. The answers will be on the pitch. Judge me by my work on the pitch and the results.” 2. Why is Adam Kwarasey, arguably Ghana’s best ‘keeper anywhere in the world, not getting callups? “I don’t have a problem with Kwarasey. Normally I do not answer questions on players. I have no personal issues with any player. For me I work for the team and this is it .There are three parameters I use in choosing players. First is quality, second is personality including mentality and discipline and everything and third and most important of all is that the national team must be the most important thing to you.”3. A question that was repeatedly asked: has or did Avram extend an invitation to the player?”I won’t answer questions on individial players. I will not answer on Kwarasey. It is a personal issue. Players must be willing to put national team first.”4. Any chance Grant’ll leave the job before the end of his contract? “You never know about my future. This is football. Anything can happen. My contract ends in January 2017, although I will it were Janaury 2017 and one week more!”5. Does Maxwell Konadu (right, above) inspire confidence as an assistant?”I am comfortable with Maxwell Konadu as my assistant and my staff. I am very comfortable with the staff both the local staff and the ones abroad. Maxwell did a very good job because he is the contact man for the local players. Everyone had to do a good job for the Black Stars and if they don’t I will gently tell them to step away.”6. General impressions of how he’s done. “My first task as Black Stars coach was to take the team out of the World Cup trauma. I don’t want to remind Ghanaians of the past. I think the players have done well for themselves and for their country in my first year.”7. On why locally-based Ghanaian players seem to think the only way into the Black Stars is to go abroad.”Don’t divide Ghanaians. Everyone is a Ghanaian. Either foreign or local they are Ghanaians. In fact I see all players, whether local or abroad, as locals. The team has impressed me. I can’t single out any individual.”8. Why is his monitoring so Euro-centric and why does he not stay in Ghana to see players here, while using ubiqutous technology to see what those abroad are up to?”I am following the best Ghanaian players where they are. If majority of them were here I would stay. I’m trying to follow everyone There’s a lot of technology to do this but I prefer to see players with my own eyes.” 9. More on that point…”I travel extensively to watch Ghanaian players in Europe. In a week I can watch three players. Take the week before our last match for instance. I flew from Italy to France to watch [Abdul Majeed] Waris, and he had a red card after 43 minutes. I don’t know whether he did it specially for me [laughs all round]. Then I took a train to London to watch Jordan [Ayew] and he did well. Then I went to see another game”10. More Ghanaian players are going to play in African countries, as opposed to Europe. Why is he not monitoring in these countries on the continent too?”Monitoring in Africa is one thing I have to do. I am not happy with myself on that.”11. On why Godfred Saka (Aduana Stars) is not getting a look into the team. “Everyone has his opinion about players. If I pick a player,it means he deserves to be in the team. Quality, Personality and ability to die for the national team. This is the criteria i use for the national team. All of you are coaches. Media have agenda to push in some players but remember I take the decisions. I saw Bernard Mensah and i gave him a chance and he showed he is a good talent.Now he is not playing and I hope he starts to play.”12. On why some of his callups have been of players with little or no playing time in their clubs, such as South Africa-based Edwin Gyimah.”I am not happy to pick players who don’t play regularly but sometimes you must pick players who do well for us. We’ve called up, at different points, Christian Atsu, Baba Rahman and Mubarak Wakaso when they were not exactly regular.” 13. Some junior national team players have been doing very well in the last year, but have not been rewarded. What’s up?”I believe except in exceptional circumstances, I believe progress from one national team to another must be gradual.” 14. Like Samuel Tetteh (above, pictured) who was given a Ghana callup after displays at U20, U23 and CHAN teams?”I saw him, and other players when I was with the CHAN team in Senegal earlier this year. I was there for one week and I really liked what I saw. That team has players that will be the future Black Stars for sure.” 14. On Kwadwo Asamoah’s chances of getting back into the side after such a lengthy injury layoff – almost a year since he’s consistently played. “Kwadwo Asamoah is a top talent. I spoke to him not long ago. He will return to playing next week.I hope he can return to top shape. If Kwadwo Asamoah recovers and he is fit he will provide good competition to the guys we have.”15. It’s bene said many times that the GFA employed Avramt o have oversight technical responsibility over all national teams. But his touch hasn’t been felt anywhere apart from on the Black Stars.”The junior national team is not officially part of my job but I will like to help them.”16. What two things have been improved in the last year under his tutelage?”I am happy we have improved our goalscoring as a team. We also set targets to improve our defending from set pieces and in general.”17. And the greatest challenge so far?”My greatest challenge is to improve what we have done so far. It is a long process. The door is open for every player. The Black Stars is a stage for the best players.”18. On the media’s constant requests for certain players to be called up.”You are doing your job, I am doing mine. I hope you look in the mirror to access yourself. I am not judging you.” 19. A gentle reminder about who is boss.”I am sure we will differ on what a quality player is but I am sorry, there is only one man in charge and that is me. If I pick a player, it means he is good enough to be in the national team.”20. Ghana has a notoriously bad no-money syndrome where sportsmen and women are not paid on time. How has that affected the team?”It’s not my area. I always divide myself: football and money. I want that everything is good. I didn’t like what happened before Comoros [where a bonus row dominated headlines] but I had to use my influence but I have told everyone this is not good for the team. Players need to be focused only on football. It wasn’t my area but I had to use my influence but I have told everyone this is not good for the team.” ***GARY’S NOTESAfter covering more than a dozen Avram Grant pressers, it’s what I’ve come to expect from him.The standard menu of part seriousness, part droopy scowl, and plenty wit and humor to douse sensitive topics. But what stuck out was how relaxed he was about the meeting.He even had the confidence to upstage his employers: “I should let you know that I am here because I called for this press conference because I feel after a year in charge, we have to have this conversation. You [journalists gathered] have a job to do too so it is important to know where we all stand on issues”.Fair play. That set the tone nicely.But the Ghanaian press, being who we are, dug in almost immediately.One of the first missiles was whether assistant coach Maxwell Konadu is, essentially, good enough.Konadu’s eyebrow’s shot up in surprise at the journalist’s temerity. Grant simply guffawed and slapped his assistant good-naturedly, and answered with aplomb: he was fine with Maxwll, blah blah blah. Standard.But… His handling of the Kwarasey questions left a taste of a manager who can be petty, if he wants. The 60-year old, with so much experience in varying climes, surprised the gathered press with his curt, almost dismissive, answers when it came to the ‘keeper’s aloof stance to national callups. One would have thought that given the history of Kwarasey’s discontent with the national team management, Grant would have taken a more feathery approached.Here’s some background: following his dubious bench role at the 2014 World Cup when Fatau Dauda was suddenly put ahead of him, Kwarasey shunned the Black Stars. With Avram in charge, it’s been reported that the two have met and spoken. It’s also been said that there’s been progress in talks. However, in a recent Ghana friendly against Canada, Kwarasey had asked to be excused because of club commitment. It was clear during Monday’s presser that Grant is still raw from that snub. Instead, the Israeli’s usually unreadable demeanour clearly showed irritation at the Norwegian-born player.And on the prickly matter of why he doesn’t seem to favour staying in Ghana, his answers were swift and firm, if not very direct. But he left no doubt about what he thought of the local league, that it is not good and consistent enough for it to warrant his staying in the country.Which is why he hops around North America and Europe, where things are more predictable and schedule friendly. At that point, the GFA spokseperson, seated to his left pursed his lips. He knew the man was right – the local league’s products cannot compete with the best of the Black Stars in major international competition.One can always talk about giving them a try. But when you are Avram, and every friendly match is scrutinized so hawkishly, sometimes you cannot gamble too much.Now, bonuses.The coach made no bones about how the nonsense of not paying players and the politics that surrounds it could scupper future endeavours. A few weeks ago, Ghana laboured to beat Comoros home and away, with copious attention given to a sad case of bonus-hogging. And Grant made it clear that he wanted none of it. A big plus for his clarity of expression on that score.December 1, 2014 is actually the day he officially started work. There’s more to be done for him to attain a tag of legendary Ghanaian coach. So far, not so bad.–Follow Kweku on Twitter @nana_odum and Gary @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
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Do you have any tips for editing fight scenes? Let us know in the comments. Learn the secrets behind editing fight scenes in major Hollywood releases in this Atomic Blonde breakdown.Cover image via Focus Features.If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to choreograph, shoot, and edit a complex fight scene from a major Hollywood feature film, then this 12-minute breakdown of Atomic Blonde will demonstrate just how much goes into it.Second Unit Director and Stunt Co-ordinator Sam Hargreave (check out his huge list of credits here) delivers an entertaining and informative analysis of all of the physical, mental, and filmmaking skills required to deliver some close-quarter combat mayhem.It’s interesting to note that Charlize Theron personally trained for six to eight weeks to prepare for this sequence.As an editor, I thought I’d pick out three things I took away from the video that you can also apply to your next edit, even if it’s not a fight scene.Action Editing Technique — Frame DroppingAt 2.55, you can see Sam walk through some examples of Frame Dropping from specific moments in the fight sequence.This is a common editing technique for action scenes and fight sequences that involves removing (or dropping) specific frames to make the action seem extremely fast and violent.In this fight scene, Sam picks out the gun disarm that you can see in the image above (these are the two frames in between which others have been dropped), as well as a dislocation kick to a knee as clear examples of frame dropping.This technique doesn’t apply only to combat sequences. If you need to tighten an action in a shot, this technique may well have the desired effect.Sound Sells EverythingAlthough a lot of the “selling” of a specific punch, kick, or hit comes from the stunt performers “receiving” the hit, the majority of the power comes from the sound design.Time and time again, Sam mentions how you can hide the “trickery” of filmmaking “at speed” and with a well-timed sound effect. As you watch the scene, pretty much all you can hear are impacts, grunts, whips, and whooshes.PremiumBeat keeps a giant catalog of royalty free production music, but it also offers a huge library of sound effects, including these freebies, which you can try out on your next projectIf you want to learn more about the secrets of film sound design, then check out this video essay on the sound design by Ren Klyce and Richard Hymns for David Fincher’s Fight Club.Fragments and Full TakesOne of the best editing techniques is simply not to cut. But that’s only possible in a fight scene when the actors or stunt performers can hold your attention simply with their fighting skills. Otherwise, as Sam says, you need to hide things “with quick cuts or shaky cam.”In the Atomic Blonde breakdown, Sam speaks to both short fragments edited together to create seamless whip-pans, as well as the steady shots that simply show you what’s happening.These longer shots also give the audience breathing room, in an extended fight or action sequence, before things kick off again.The following episode of Every Frame a Painting also highlights the differences between Eastern and Western fight scenes, where the emphasis in the later is on letting you see everything, showcasing the skills of the martial artists, in this case the indomitable Jackie Chan.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has dismissed the reports of recommending Misbah-ul-Haq’s name for the post of ICC match-referee, saying the board has never made any such offer to the outgoing Test skipper.Khan stated that Misbah was never offered any post and added that it all depended on the latter as to what kind of role he would like to have with the Pakistan cricket post his retirement.Misbah, along with Test veteran Younis Khan, has already announced that he would retire from international cricket after the ongoing Test series against West Indies.”It is Misbah who will decide what kind of role he would like to seek after his retirement and if he wants the post of the ICC match-referee, the PCB could recommend his name but it is up to the ICC whether it accepts his name for the said post,” the Dawn quoted the PCB chairman as saying.It should be noted that after the death of former all-rounder Wasim Raja in 2006, no Pakistani has been able to make it to the ICC match-referees’ panel.The PCB had four months back already made recommendations of two names for the supplementary ICC panel of referees. However, any name is yet to be finalized by the ICC.
Newcastle striker Gayle opens door to West Brom stayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United striker Dwight Gayle says there’s a good chance of signing permanently with West Brom.Gayle scored a classy treble away at Rotherham United on Saturday to move up to 13 goals for the season.It prompted calls of ‘sign him up’ from the sold-out away end, and Gayle has left the door open for a permanent switch.”I don’t know really, it could be on the cards,” he said. “For me the most important thing is getting promoted this season and finishing in the top two.”We all know what we’ve got to do and we’ve got a lot of hard work before the end of the season to do that. I’m loving it here at the moment and hopefully that continues.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Wide receiver Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to run the ball in the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Ohio State may have a Braxton Miller problem, and somehow, it isn’t related to whether he’ll be named the starting quarterback in 2015. Tuesday night, Miller may have made a mistake in promoting Advocare products on his Instagram page – something considered in violation of NCAA bylaws. According to James Grega Jr. of The Lantern, Ohio State is looking into the situation.OSU spokesman on Miller situation, “We are looking into this.” Might be nothing, but has attention of OSU athletic department— James Grega Jr. (@JGrega11) March 25, 2015Considering Ohio State’s recent history when it comes to player-related NCAA violations, expect the school to do its due diligence here. Whether Miller will be punished by either Ohio State or the NCAA remains to be seen.
zoomSource: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn The new CEO of South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) revealed plans to “consolidate the relationship” with 2M carriers, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Jae-hoon Bae, who was appointed as HMM’s President and CEO last month, will be visiting Denmark and Switzerland, the countries where the 2M partners are headquartered, this week.The purpose of the CEO’s visit is reportedly the extension of a strategic deal with 2M. Bae wants South Korean shipping company to become a full 2M member next year, the Wall Street Journal cited a person with knowledge of HMM’s efforts as saying.Back in 2017, HMM signed the agreement with Maersk and MSC, launching the parties’ strategic cooperation on East-West trades. The three-year strategic cooperation is set to expire in April 2020 but has an extension option.The deal includes a series of slot exchanges and slot purchases on the abovementioned route, as well as 2M taking over a number of charters and operations of vessels currently chartered to HMM.Last year, industry analysts expressed their concerns that HMM would part its ways with 2M once the deal expires. The strategic cooperation was described as disadvantageous to HMM as the South Korean company is not a full member of the alliance.What is more, HMM is not the only 2M Alliance strategic partner. In July last year, Maersk and MSC inked a strategic agreement with shipping company ZIM, deciding to swap slots on five loops on the Asia-US East Coast trade. The carriers expanded their cooperation in January 2019 as they agreed to share slots on select 2M services also on the Asia-US West Coast and Asia-Mediterranean trade lanes.In December 2018, HMM was still not sure what course its relationship with 2M would take. The company, however, told World Maritime News that it maintained good ties with the alliance partners.During his European tour this week, HMM’s CEO will be also visiting the European headquarter of HMM, located in London. Furthermore, Bae will meet Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to share opinions and views on the IMO 2020 environmental regulation and upcoming regulatory measure on CO2 emissions.
MONTREAL – The first witnesses at the murder trial of a man charged with killing a clerk in a Montreal supermarket will testify Friday.Randy Tshilumba, 21, faces a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of Clemence Beaulieu-Patry, 20, in April 2016.Superior Court Justice Helene Di Salvo spoke to the jury of seven men and five women on Wednesday about how the five-week trial will work.She told them to stick to the evidence presented in court and to avoid using social media or conducting their own research.Crown prosecutor Catherine Perreault was not in court today because of a bad back but is expected to be present Friday.Beaulieu-Patry was working in the east-end Maxi supermarket at the time of the alleged attack, which took place with dozens of customers and employees on the premises.