Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Album To Be Played At Listening Parties Nationwide

first_imgAfter years of work, Day of the Dead, a massive, multi-artist tribute to the Grateful Dead curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National is almost ready for the world to hear. The brothers brought together more than 70 artists from a wide range of eras and genres to reinterpret the Dead’s music for a new generation, and the result is nothing short of impressive: a 59-track, 5+ hour compilation featuring performances from Béla Fleck, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Charles Bradley, Flaming Lips, Joe Russo, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mumford & Sons, The National, The War On Drugs, Wilco and more. Proceeds from the album’s sales will support the Red Hot Organization‘s mission to fight HIV/AIDS.In conjunction with SweetWater Brewing Company, the band has planned a series of listening parties across the country for fans to come together and experience the project ahead of its May 20th release. See below for the full list of Day of the Dead listening parties (NOTE: All events will take place on May 19th unless noted otherwise):Get out to the listening party closest to you to enjoy a truly unique Grateful Dead experience! You can listen to some of the grooving new tracks here.last_img read more

USS William P. Lawrence Freedom of Navigation Operation Challenges Venezuela’s Excessive Maritime Claim

first_imgBy U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs October 01, 2020 On September 30, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claims in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea.The U.S. Navy previously contested Venezuela’s excessive claims on July 15, when the USS Pinckney lawfully and peacefully asserted internationally recognized maritime navigation rights and freedoms during a similar operation in international waters outside of Venezuela’s territorial sea.The illegitimate Maduro regime improperly claims excessive controls over those international waters, which extend 3 nautical miles beyond the 12-nautical mile territorial sea, a claim that is inconsistent with international law.The U.S. Navy conducts freedom of navigation operations worldwide to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to uphold the rights, freedoms, access, and lawful uses of international waters and airspace guaranteed to all nations.Freedom of navigation operations help preserve the maritime navigation and access rights guaranteed to all nations.Global access to international waters protects U.S. national interests, promotes a just international order, and ensures the U.S. Navy can accomplish key missions, including humanitarian assistance deployments, disaster relief operations, support to international counternarcotics efforts, and multinational exercises that strengthen regional partnerships.USS William P. Lawrence and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships are currently operating in the Caribbean as part of President Donald Trump’s enhanced counternarcotics operation.last_img read more

US Embassy donates books to Portsmouth Public Library

first_img Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reading to the students as US Ambassador Larry Palmer looks on. The U.S Ambassador to Dominica, the Director of Peace Corps Dominica and a representative of the U.S. Embassy along with Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit journeyed to the Portsmouth Public Library this week to play a part in encouraging children to read by donating children’s books to the institution.The United States Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Larry Palmer, on behalf of his country, officially handed over a number of books to the library and he said that by making that contribution, a message was being sent on the importance of reading.“Over the years the United States Embassy has donated many thousands of books throughout the Eastern Caribbean as part of our book donation project. One of the reasons I like book donations is because it encourages reading and that is so important to all of us. Reading opens minds and imaginations. Through reading, you can travel to all parts of the world; you can know what China, Europe and Africa are like and [you can learn about] wild animals. It’s a way to experience the world, so I really love book donations.”The Honourable Prime Minister expressed a similar sentiment.He said, “Reading is very important. Most people do not read sufficiently and they always like to repeat what somebody else has said but often times they don’t say what they have read themselves.”United States Ambassador to Dominica, Larry Palmer, presenting the books to Librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library, Monique Matthew.Prime Minister Skerrit had a few words of advice for the children present.“It is important for you as young people to read daily. That’s how you’re going to be smart and that’s how you’re going to pass your exams so that when you get to Grade Six you can earn a scholarship…I’m very happy to see you here and I can see that you all read every day. You read story books as well as schoolbooks. I know that those of you who are here today, watch some television and read a lot. I know it is summertime and that’s when you watch a lot of television but you also read a bit,” he said.Hon. Skerrit said that “there’s nothing wrong with that because you have to enjoy vacation as well, after a long year at school.”Librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library, Monique Matthew received the books and expressed her gratitude on behalf of the Dominica Library and Information Service.“On behalf of the management and staff of the Dominica Library and Information Service, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the US Embassy for this generous donation of children’s books. I can assure that they will go a long way in improving the literacy of the students not only at the Portsmouth Library but also at the nine schools serviced by the Portsmouth Mobile Library as well as the general public.”Following the handing-over of the books, Prime Minister Skerrit took a moment to read to the children before leaving.Goverment Information Service LocalNews US Embassy donates books to Portsmouth Public Library by: – July 13, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share 13 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Evans feeling positive before practicing for second straight day

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Wednesday wasn’t the first time wide receiver Lee Evans tried to get back to the practice field since being sidelined following the Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 18.But his response to working out was far better this time around, providing optimism that the 30-year-old could make his return to action against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon. Evans said he did not experience any setbacks in his first practice since Oct. 12. After last practicing on the Wednesday leading up to the Ravens’ meeting with the Houston Texans, Evans did not respond well and hadn’t attempted to participate until making his return to the practice field on Wednesday.“It went well,” Evans said before taking part in his second straight practice on a rainy Thursday afternoon. “It was the best I felt in awhile, so we’ll try to build on that [Thursday]. We’ll do a little bit more today and see what happens. Yesterday was positive.”Evans might find himself battling for a starting position once he returns to action since rookie Torrey Smith has made a name for himself by catching the game-winning touchdown in Pittsburgh and making the critical catch to set up the deciding field goal in the closing seconds against Arizona two weeks ago. The Ravens could elect to limit Evans’ reps — even in games — to protect his injured left ankle and to allow him to re-establish himself in the Baltimore offense before regaining a starting position.The former Bills receiver is still listed as a starting receiver on the Ravens’ official depth chart.“It definitely feels good,” Evans said. “It makes you feel like a football player again — get out there, put the pads on, and run around a little bit. We still have a hill to climb, but it’s good to get that step out of the way and still be able to progress forward.”Center Matt Birk (neck) returned to practice after being the only player on the 53-man roster not to participate in Wednesday’s practice. Left guard Ben Grubbs was also practicing for a second consecutive day and was not even listed on the official injury report for Wednesday.However, the news wasn’t all good as safety Ed Reed, linebacker Terrell Suggs, and linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (concussion) were not spotted during the opening portion of practice open to the media. As of Wednesday, Ayanbadejo had not been cleared for contact, and the special teams standout practiced on a limited basis.last_img read more