Ghost Light has made serious waves in 2018. The newly formed project from Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang, and Steve Lyons is a force to be reckoned with, wowing audiences across the country with their next-level improvisations and already-stellar catalog of originals. With only 10 months as a band under their belts, Ghost Light impressively sold out multiple shows on their inaugural spring tour, based off of word-of-mouth buzz alone.In May, Ghost Light made a stop at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre, offering up a standout two-set performance amidst their extensive inaugural tour. The quintet opened the show with “Best Kept Secret”, before working through improv-heavy renditions of “Leave The Light On” and “100 Years Ago”. In celebration of Holly Bowling’s birthday, the band sang “Happy Birthday” over the jam following “I Dare You”. After Ghost Light moved back into “Best Kept Secret”, the five-piece brought the first set to a close with a proper happy birthday singalong with the help of the rowdy Colorado crowd.Following a brief set break, Ghost Light opened up the second set with “Head Over Heels”, before moving through “Nickles & Dimes” and “Bring It In Close”. “Lead Weight” followed, which featured “Head Over Heels” and “Slipknot!” teases. The band then whipped out “Streets Of Brooklyn”, before sandwiching the tune and finishing their second set with the ending of “Lead Weight”. “The Wild One” served as the evening’s encore.Luckily for fans, Ghost Light has released another edition of their “Full Show Friday,” featuring their performance from the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO on May 11th, 2018. Listen to the full-show audio below:Ghost Light – 5/11/2018 (Full-Show)[Audio: Jeffery Bowling]Ghost Light continues their tour tonight with a stop at Cleveland, OH’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern followed by a show tomorrow night at Ferndale, MI’s Otus Supply. To round out their announced plans for 2018, Ghost Light will play the highly anticipated Holidaze, before a two-night run at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads on December 27th and 28th. Ghost Light will ring in the new year in support of The Disco Biscuits on December 31st, at Philadelphia’s Fillmore.For more information and ticketing, head to Ghost Light’s website here.Setlist: Ghost Light | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 5/11/2018Set One: Best Kept Secret> Leave the Light On, 100 Years Ago> I Dare You 1> Best Kept Secret, Happy Birthday2Set Two: Head Over Heels> Nickels & Dimes> Bring It In Close, Lead Weight3> Streets of Brooklyn4> Lead WeightEncore: The Wild One1 With Happy Birthday sung over ‘jam’2 Tom and the crowd sang Holly Happy Birthday3 With Head Over Heels & Slipknot! teases4 With 100 Years Ago teaseGhost Light recently announced a special post-Phish late-night show in New York City. The band will play at the relatively new Times Square venue Sony Hall following Phish’s performance at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, December 30th.Tickets for Ghost Light at Sony Hall are on sale NOW at this link. See below for full information on this show.Date: Sunday, December 30th, 2018 (technically early AM December 31st)Artist: Live For Live Music Presents: A Post-Phish Late Night Show With GHOST LIGHTVenue: Sony Hall – 235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show / $55 VIP (VIP includes elevated reserved seating with waitress service for food & beverage)Time: Doors 11:30 PM / Show 12:00 AM
In a dramatic and unexpected act of aggression, Russia launched deadly airstrikes in Syria Wednesday against sites that Pentagon officials say target rebel groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, not the Islamic State, as Russia maintains.The incursion comes just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin caught many off-guard by announcing a new arrangement with Iraq, Iran, and Syria to share information in the fight against the Islamic State during the United Nations General Assembly. Russia’s entry into the Syrian civil war adds an unwanted layer of complexity for the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State and more broadly for American hegemony in the Middle East.Retired Brigadier Gen. Kevin Ryan is the director of the Defense and Intelligence Project for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. A career military officer, Ryan served as senior regional director for Slavic states in the Secretary of Defense’s office, defense attaché to Russia, and as chief of staff for the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command. Most recently, from 2003 to 2005, he oversaw the Army’s strategic war plans, policy, and international affairs. The Gazette spoke with Ryan about Russia’s move into Syria, how the United States is likely to react, and how this development will affect U.S.-Russia relations.GAZETTE: Why is Putin suddenly moving aggressively into this region, and why now?RYAN: The immediate reason, I believe, that President Putin has deployed additional military assets into Syria is because he and his experts assessed that the Assad regime was about to fall and they want to avoid that. Now, why do they want to keep the Assad regime from falling? It’s because they see the Muslim extremist threat, and specifically they see that as a Sunni extremist threat, as dangerous to the security of Russia. All of the Muslim extremist threats that exist in Russia’s southern tier — the Caucasus and throughout Central Asia — are Sunni-based, not Shia. We know that Sunni Muslim extremists living in Russia have gone down to fight in Syria as part of a global jihad effort. The Russians are concerned that after Syria falls, these jihadists will return to Russia to restart the war there.GAZETTE: Is that a valid concern?RYAN: Yes, absolutely. The conflict between Muslim populations and the Russian Orthodox population is an historical one. It goes back over 100 years, for sure. And it flares up from time to time. This is the most recent flare-up.GAZETTE: Russia maintains that these airstrikes are targeting Islamic State terrorists, yet Pentagon officials and others say the sites being bombed are areas associated with rival Syrian rebel groups who also oppose Bashar al-Assad, a regime Putin has supported militarily in the past.RYAN: What appears to be going on is that the Russian military, with these first airstrikes, is attacking rebels who oppose the Assad regime or threaten the regime with collapse. I do not think that the Russians care whether they swear allegiance to ISIS or to al-Nusra or al-Qaida or whatever.GAZETTE: Why publicly make the distinction then?RYAN: Either they intend to do that and just made a mistake in their bombing yesterday, or they really don’t see a difference between ISIS and the rebel groups.GAZETTE: Does anything suggest to you yet what kind of campaign Russia will pursue and for how long?RYAN: Putin said today [Thursday] on TV to his people that Russia’s military operation there will consist of air support, air campaign only, and not ground troops. He has also said he’s there to support the government of Syria — the Assad regime — so that’s an open-ended commitment, I think, until such time as they can help find a political resolution to the fighting there. I don’t think that means that they’ll be there until Assad dies. I think they could see a future in which Assad steps down, but the regime remains.GAZETTE: Doesn’t Russia’s presence greatly complicate U.S.-led efforts to push Assad out and defeat the Islamic State and other extremist groups in the region?RYAN: I don’t think it could get any more problematic than it was before they showed up. I think it complicates things, but if the United States wants to work at this, we can probably find a way to leverage the Russian participation to our benefit. But if we can’t, if the Russians refuse to be helpful in this and go their own way, then I think we can work around it.GAZETTE: How should the U.S. respond?RYAN: I don’t know how the U.S. is going to respond in the long run because I’m not sure what the dimensions are of the Russian commitment. I think the U.S. has responded appropriately so far. We have agreed to “deconflict” military operations so that pilots won’t be crashing into each other, but it remains to be seen whether Russia is going to do what it says it wants to do — which is bomb ISIS rebels — or whether they’re going to indiscriminately bomb any opposition forces to the regime.GAZETTE: What does it tell us that the U.S. appears to have been blindsided first by Putin’s remarks at the United Nations earlier this week about the “coalition” with Iran, Iraq, and Syria, and then these bombings? Is this a major intelligence failure?RYAN: No, I don’t think it’s an intelligence failure at all. Russia has had, in the past, a very robust intelligence relationship with the Iraqi government under Saddam [Hussein]. I don’t know what their intelligence relationship is today, but it appears they’re trying to restart it with the current government now. Every government has the right to establish an intelligence relationship with another government. We have our own. Now, it probably should make us reassess our intelligence relationship with Iraq, because we don’t want to be sharing things with Iraq that are then going to be shared with Russia unless we intend that to be the case.I’ve read the reports and let’s assume that they’re accurate, that a Russian general officer visited the U.S. embassy an hour before the bombings began and gave us a heads-up. First of all, that’s not good enough coordination. But this is the first time and the U.S. and Russia only just days ago agreed to even discuss coordination, so I think we’ll hopefully improve on that going forward. That’s something to build on, let’s say. That’d be an optimistic way of describing it.GAZETTE: Did the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine — and the lack of pushback from the EU, the U.S., and others — embolden Putin to move into the Middle East?RYAN: No, I don’t think so because I disagree with the premise. I don’t think there’s a lack of response from the United States and the EU. I think there was a very robust response to Crimea and Eastern Ukraine and there continues to be. There are sanctions and the U.S. and the EU are supporting Ukraine in a number of ways. We’ve beefed up presence in the Baltic region to prevent any similar kinds of things happening to NATO countries. So in that regard, I think our response has been pretty good.Putin has been emboldened to move into Syria by a couple of other things. Number one is that through many years of continued investment and reform, his military is now qualitatively better than it was, say, a decade ago. So that emboldens Putin and his military leadership. And number two, as I said before, I think he was encouraged to act because he saw the impending fall of the Assad regime and he felt that if he did not take an action now, the whole regime would collapse.I see a real close analogy with the war in Kosovo back at the end of the 1990s. In that case, as the war in Kosovo was winding down and it was clear that the Serbs were going to lose that war, Russia had sent a contingent of its military force, which was already in Bosnia, and he sent them across the boundary and into Kosovo and they went to the capital of Kosovo, Pristina, and they occupied the airfield. And then they attempted to fly in support and troops and other equipment into the airfield, but they were prevented from doing that because countries like Bulgaria refused to provide over-flight rights. Russia did this because they wanted to have a voice in what was going to happen to the Serb population there and they wanted to have a voice in what was going to happen in Kosovo because they felt that NATO had overstepped its bounds.As it turns out, they got to do some things in Kosovo, but in the end, it was too little, too late, and they didn’t really have any say in what happened in Kosovo. I don’t think they want to let that happen again with regard to Syria, so Putin decided to act more forcefully and sooner in Syria than they had done in Kosovo because they want to be able to shape the outcome.GAZETTE: Is this the beginning of a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia?RYAN: I don’t think so, in this case. It’s about Russia’s own security against Sunni Muslim extremists and it just happens to be happening in Syria. Because they had a commitment there, they have a base there in Tartus, and Putin has said this publicly and it’s true: that a lot of their extremists are fighting down there in that war. Some of them are on ISIS’ rolls and others are fighting with other groups.GAZETTE: What does this action portend for U.S.-Russia relations? Are we entering a dangerous new phase?RYAN: I think we entered a dangerous new phase in relations when Russia invaded and took over Crimea and began its operations in eastern Ukraine. Syria is an important issue; it’s a problem, but I don’t see that as more dangerous than what’s going on in Europe. I still believe that the situation in Europe is ultimately more dangerous to the United States than the situation in Syria — what’s already been done [in] Crimea, what’s happening [in] Ukraine, and what might happen [in the] Baltics. Altogether, it’s a very dangerous situation and both countries seem to have hard positions staked out in opposition to each other, so it does not appear that it will be easy to resolve these conflicts and these differences in Europe and the Middle East.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
In a campus-wide email sent Thursday afternoon, Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) cautioned students against answering fraudulent phone calls that “[appear] to come from the main NDPD number (574-631-5555) or the South Bend Police Department.”According to the email, NDPD has gotten numerous reports of callers scamming Notre Dame students and asking for credit information or photographs.”The caller has warned the victims that they have been implicated in one of several scenarios including; their name has come up in a drug investigation; their bank account was used to launder money; or someone has stolen their identity,” NDPD said in the email.In the email, NDPD said the department does not call students or ”make notifications in this manner and would never ask for a credit card, money transfers, gift cards or other personal information over the phone or to meet in a remote location.”Scammers posing as NDPD officials may use titles and fake badge numbers, as well as false information, NDPD said in the email.Scammers also may offer a variety of false information in order to gain people’s trust, the email said —they may pose as someone in a position of power, demand pay without a bill, leave a voicemail message and threaten to bring in other law enforcement officers.According to the email, people who should receive a call like this should verify the claims the person has made with someone from the University, talk to a trusted individual or just hang up immediately.NDPD advises the campus community to report any suspicious calls.Tags: campus phone calls, NDPD, Scam Phone Calls, Scammers
By Dialogo March 17, 2010 Some 60 percent of the marijuana seized in Bolivia is bound for Chile, while another large portion is bound for Argentina and the rest goes to domestic use, a high-level government official said Wednesday. Deputy Social Defense Minister Felipe Caceres, who is in charge of anti-drug operations, revealed the figures in an interview with the ATB television network. “The majority of the marijuana confiscated by our intelligence operations, nearly 60 percent, is destined for Chile, while part goes to Argentina and some remains in the country,” Caceres said. Bolivian security forces have seized 427 tons of marijuana and 4.2 tons of cocaine so far this year, the deputy social defense minister said. Bolivia ranks No. 3 in the world in terms of marijuana seizures, trailing only Afghanistan and Morocco, Caceres said, adding that the Andean nation was not the third-largest pot grower in the world. Bolivia seized 1,937 tons of marijuana in 2009, up from the 1,150 tons seized a year earlier. In 2000, only 3.7 tons of the illegal drug were seized in the Andean nation. The Bolivian government has accused the United States of not being interested in eradicating marijuana crops and focusing only on coca, the raw material for cocaine.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating whether the brutal slaying of three people inside a parked SUV in Wyandanch late Wednesday night was gang related.The gunman remains still at large and police have yet to publicly name a suspect.The triple-homicide victims were identified Thursday as 25-year-old William Madrey of Wyandanch, 23-year-old Stephanie Almedina Rivera of Bay Shore, and 23-year-old Ciara Smith of Deer Park. A fourth female injured in the shooting was not named.Police said in a news release Thursday that Madrey “is a previously self-admitted gang member.”Det. Lt. Kevin Beyer, chief of Suffolk police’s Homicide Squad, said in a phone interview that Madrey had previously been affiliated with an off-shoot of the Bloods gang. Investigators would be digging into the past of all the victims, he added.“We’re not narrowing it to anything,” Beyer said. “There’s the potential it’s a gang incident.”Family members of one of the victims disputed police accounts that Madrey was once a gang member, according to Newsday. The fatal shooting occurred just before midnight on Davidson Street, police said. It appeared that the shooter walked up to the vehicle and fired multiple shots.All four victims were sitting inside the SUV at the time of the shooting, Beyer said.First Precinct officers responded to 911 calls reporting gunfire and found the four shooting victims in the SUV. Madrey, Rivera, and Smith were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.The surviving victim’s gunshot wounds were not considered life threatening, according to police.Beyer did not know how many shots had been fired but he did say that autopsies and an analysis of the SUV would help determine the total.As for the suspect, Beyer said investigators have yet to identify who was involved.“Right now the information we have: it’s a male,” the homicide chief added.Police are currently working under the suspicion that only one suspect was involved in the slayings.Police are asking anyone with information about the homicides to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the shooter.
This is about the story about the female truck driver who crashed into the Weaver Street bridge.I have lived in Schenectady 77-plus years, read The Gazette for the greater number of those years, and have read innumerable stories about accidents at this site. I have never, ever read the sex of any of the drivers noted in the article.June GrinterScotia Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
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Premier League postpone Man City v Arsenal clash over coronavirus fears More than 4,000 people have died from coronavirus (Picture: Getty)‘We understand this will cause inconvenience and cost to fans planning to attend the game but Arsenal, Manchester City and the Premier League have agreed that the short notice of Mr Marinakis’ infection means there is no alternative but to take the time to complete a proper assessment of risk.‘All necessary measures are being taken and the Premier League currently has no plans to postpone any other matches.’More than 119,000 people have contracted Covid-19 worldwide, with the virus killing over 4,200 people.Revealing he had contracted coronavirus, Forest and Olympiakos owner Marinakis said on Tuesday: ‘The recent virus has “visited” me and I felt obliged to let the public know.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I discipline to the doctor’s instructions.’Defending Premier League champions Manchester City are currently second in the English top-flight, 25 points behind Liverpool, while Arsenal are ninth.The Gunners, now managed by former City coach Mikel Arteta, were knocked out of the Europa League by Olympiakos.MORE: Rio Ferdinand makes Liverpool v Atletico Madrid predictionMORE: Coachella delayed until October over coronavirus ‘fears’ Advertisement The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed (Picture: Getty)The Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal, due to take place on Wednesday night at the Etihad, has been postponed over coronavirus fears.It emerged earlier this week that a number of Arsenal players and staff members had come into contact with Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who on Tuesday confirmed he has contracted Covid-19.With those unnamed Arsenal players and staff now set to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period, the Premier League has postponed Wednesday’s fixture at the Etihad.A statement read: ‘Tonight’s game between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed as a precautionary measure following the announcement yesterday that Evangelos Marinakis has contracted COVID-19.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Thirteen days ago, Olympiakos played at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League and Mr Marinakis, the Greek club’s owner, met with several Arsenal squad members and staff. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live‘Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone their fixture due to be played this evening to give time to fully assess the situation.‘The Premier League has therefore agreed that tonight’s game will be rearranged. Comment Louis SealeyWednesday 11 Mar 2020 1:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisement
Lula “Pat” Schuman age 90 of Osgood passed away August 6, 2019 at Manderley Health Care Center. Pat was born May 19, 1929 in Fleming, KY the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Pollit Cooper. She married Frank “Peck” Schuman on June 4, 1948! They made their home in Ripley, Ohio and in December of 1959 they moved to Osgood due to Peck’s job with US Shoe. There they made their home. They owned and operated Peck’s Service Station on the south edge of Osgood from the early 1970’s until 1994. Pat and Peck were married 62 years and on July 9, 2010 he preceded her in death.Her most important job was the raising of her two children, Ted and Ella Mae. In her later years, she enjoyed painting watercolor pictures and everything else from shirts to rocks. As her husband said, if it isn’t moving, she will paint it! Something else that she was known for making were her button necklaces that she gave to many friends. Eating out with her friends and working activities at St. John’s Catholic Church is how she spent a lot of her time. Last but certainly not least were her grandchildren and family. She loved them all so very much along with being so proud of them. Survivors include her son Teddy (Teresa) Schuman of Shelbyville, IN and daughter Ella Mae (Dan) Lemen of Yorktown, IN. Five grandchildren: Shari Hershey, Sandi (Ed) Brzak, Jeff (April) Lemen, Neil (Erin) Schuman and Scott (Emily) Schuman. Eight great grandchildren along with one great, great grandchild also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband along with nine siblings.Services will be held all in one day on August 10, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood. The visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at which time the funeral will begin. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may be given to St. John’s Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Arrangements handled by Neal’s Funeral Home.
Press Association The Dane has enjoyed a dream first season in charge at the Liberty Stadium, guiding the club to Capital One Cup success and to a top-10 finish in the Premier League. Laudrup is already looking to strengthen his squad with a Europa League campaign on the horizon next term, but he believes managing expectations will be very important. “It’s impossible to always move forward but sometimes even maintaining the status quo is enough,” he said in an interview with Yahoo!. “At this club we cannot pretend to think that we are going to win another major trophy next year, or even the year after that because that will be very difficult.” Michael Laudrup believes it will be very difficult for Swansea to repeat their success of this season. Laudrup added: “However, if we’re talking about the Premier League, I think we will have to improve just to stay where we are now. “It’s a little early to set exact targets because we still have to get new players in but with our idea of the players we want, I think our target should be to try to at least stay mid-table and consolidate ourselves as a Premier league side. It will be very, very tough to stay in mid-table because some of the other clubs below us want to invest to improve.” Securing the club’s first major honour against Bradford at Wembley ranks as a clear highlight in Swansea’s season, but Laudrup believes there have been plenty of other performances to savour. “Of course winning the final was the major moment, but in a season there are always ups and downs, always moments you remember particularly well,” said Laudrup. “I think winning several difficult away games is a particular highlight, this season we won at Anfield, Stamford Bridge and The Emirates so there has been some very important wins in stadia where you normally don’t expect to come away with anything.” As well as Premier League big guns like Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, Swansea will also welcome Welsh rivals Cardiff to the Liberty Stadium next season after the Bluebirds won the npower Championship title to earn a place in the Premier League. Laudrup, who experienced the Rome and El Clasico derbies during his playing career, is looking forward to locking horns with Malky Mackay’s side. He said: I’ve heard a lot about the Cardiff and Swansea games. I played in several derbies and other huge games in my playing career so I’m looking forward to experiencing a new one.”