In continuation of their 5th anniversary celebration, Terrapin Crossroads hosted Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang for the Wednesday night show. Unfortunately venue founder and Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh fell sick with a cold, but recruited Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools to fill in on bass for the entire show.Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang were also joined by keyboardist Jason Crosby, vocalist Nicki Bluhm, Cass McCombs, Barry Sless, and drummers Mark Levy and Alex Koford throughout the evening. Thanks to YouTube User MarkoVision Films, you can watch both guest-filled sets below. Setlist: Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/8/17:Set I: Sittin’ on Top of the World (SL), Luxury Liner (NB), West L.A. Fadeaway (RJ, NB, AK), Million Dollar Bash (CM), Across the Great Divide (CM, NB), I Don’t Know You (SL, NB), Big Railroad Blues (RJ), Light Up or Leave Me Alone (AK) > New Speedway Boogie (AK) > The Other One (SL) > New Speedway Boogie (AK) > Light Up or Leave Me Alone (One Way or Another) > Light Up or Leave Me Alone (AK)Set II: China Cat Sunflower > (SL, CM) Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds > (CM) Help on the Way > (SL) Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower (SL, JC, RJ, CM, NB), Get It While You Can (SL, NB), The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion) (CM), Grievous Angel (SL, NB)E: Sin City (SL, NB)[via JamBase][cover photo via Instagram User @stuartlevinephotography]
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala swore in three new ministers on May 14, amid questioning of the administration’s strategy against the Shining Path guerrilla group. The new members of the administration, who were sworn in at a ceremony held in the Gilded Hall (Salón Dorado) of Government Palace, were retired general Wilber Calle Girón, as Interior Minister, member of Congress José Antonio Urquizo, as Defense Minister, and small-business specialist Gladys Triveño Chan Jan, as Production Minister. Urquizo replaces Alfredo Otárola, who resigned, while Calle Girón, who was serving as deputy minister for policy at the Defense Ministry, is taking over the Interior portfolio from Daniel Lozada, who also resigned. The new ministers are the third to occupy their respective posts in only ten months since President Humala has been in office. The resigning ministers were sworn in on December 11, 2011. According to analysts, Humala seeks to calm the political atmosphere –heated by questioning of the administration’s strategy against the Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path, with these appointments. Only weeks ago, Shining Path caused the deaths of ten members of the security forces in coca-growing areas of the country. By Dialogo May 17, 2012
Even then his heroics might still have earned a worthy Barclays Premier League point after Juan Cala bundled in a scrappy equaliser. Martinez said: “It was a really intense game, Cardiff were very, very good. “David Marshall in goal was phenomenal, as good an individual performance as you are going to see from a goalkeeper. “We scored that first goal but let Cardiff back in – that was a very difficult moment. “It became a very difficult test for us and I was pleased that we never panicked and did the right things. “You can say you get a bit lucky when you score the winner so, so late, but it was down to having that control and patience. “I did think we deserved the three points but I thought Cardiff deserved huge, huge credit. “It was a very good performance and a little bit harsh for them to feel what they are going to be feeling. Everton boss Roberto Martinez admitted his team may have got lucky with their last-gasp winner against Cardiff – but had no doubt victory was deserved. Press Association Seamus Coleman condemned the relegation-threatened Bluebirds to a heart-breaking 2-1 loss at Goodison Park when his mishit shot in injury-time beat the outstanding David Marshall. Marshall had earlier repelled Everton with a string of fine saves and it took a deflected Gerard Deulofeu strike to finally beat him just before the hour. “You tend to see everything levels up in the course of a season and I hope Cardiff can get many points between now and the end of the season.” Cardiff felt they should have had a penalty in the latter stages when Wilfried Zaha went down under a challenge from Sylvain Distin but referee Roger East gave nothing. Martinez said: “I believe there were a few interesting calls. “I haven’t seen the replays but there was that incident, there was a possible red card as well (for a tackle) on Gareth Barry, there was the incident in our box. “If we got a little bit of luck today, it balances the real bad luck we had in the last three games. “I will check those calls but they weren’t easy for the referee.” The Barry incident Martinez referred to was a tackle on the on-loan Manchester City midfielder by Kevin Theophile-Catherine, which earned the Cardiff defender a yellow card. Martinez said: “He has the studmarks but we were lucky it didn’t affect any joints. That is the reason he could carry on. “I haven’t seen it but I believe it could have been (red). Both feet are off the ground and he doesn’t get the ball, it is a reckless, reckless challenge with a lot of violence.” The result leaves Cardiff 19th in the table and facing an uphill struggle to survive in the top flight. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt his team were hard done to. Solskjaer said: “We feel very disappointed not coming away with one, maybe three points. “It was a stonewall penalty for Wilf when he goes through two or three of them at 1-1. “I don’t know how many times we have to look at us claiming penalties and not getting it. “We can talk about it all day long and look at the video but that doesn’t help does it? “The performance was outstanding, a phenomenal effort. They had ‘cojones’ as you say. “We have given Everton a good game, so that is encouraging but we sit here with no points and we need points.” Solskjaer hailed the performance of Marshall. He said: “He has been brilliant all season and he was outstanding again. “The two goals he couldn’t do anything about – the first goal was a deflection, the second a mishit. He was outstanding.”
After 50 years of service, officials say the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge is in need of repair or replacement.By John BurtonRUMSON — State, county and local officials gathered at Borough Hall on Wednesday for the first of what is expected to be a series of meetings on the repair or replacement of the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge.County bridge S-32 extends from Rumson Road on this side of the Shrewsbury River to state Highway 36/Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright. The current structure is about 50 years old, said Martine Culbertson, a community involvement facilitator and consultant, who presided over the meeting.There had been discussions about five or six years about rehabilitating the bridge, but “That project had to be terminated,” said Jon Moran, Monmouth County bridge engineer, but he did not elaborate on the reason why.“It either needs to be rehabilitated or replaced,” Moran said on Wednesday.“The purpose of this meeting is to get input from the stakeholders,” he continued. “What you’d like to see.”“With a 50-year-old bridge we’re starting to see deterioration,” Moran said, noting it would need roughly $10 million worth of work to allow the existing bridge to continue operating.The fact-finding portion of the project, which is federally funded, is expected to take about 18 months, which Culbertson said was an ‘ambitious timeframe’ in which to evaluate public input and make recommendations as to how the project should proceed.But, added Bruce Riegel, the project manager for Hardesty and Hanover, LLC, “This bridge is in serious condition.”To completely build a new bridge could take as much as three years, Riegel said. Another option would be to conduct a maintenance overhaul, which would take approximately 18 months.The Oceanic Bridge, county bridge S-31, connecting Rumson and Middletown, is currently undergoing extensive repairs designed to extend its life for another ten years, at which point the Oceanic bridge would be replaced.County officials would like to wait until that project has been accomplished before moving forward with this, Moran said.Those present at the meeting included local elected officials, administrators and law enforcement personnel.Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl and Sea Bright Borough Councilman C. Read Murphy agreed that one issue to be addressed as the project moves forward is traffic flow.Vehicles traveling in to Sea Bright are currenty prohibited from making a right on red at Highway 36 South.The officials believe that slows traffic down unnecessarily and should be changed, if not during the heavily traveled summer months, then at least during the off-season.Another point, raised by Murphy concerned to bridge’s opening for boat traffic. He said the bridge opens on the half-hour on summer weekends and on request during the week; that can snarl traffic for miles, he said.“One thing,” Culbertson countered. “Boats don’t have breaks,” and the U.S. Coast Guard dictates the current schedule.Other topics concerned the impact on pedestrian safety and on mass transit in the area.Stephen Cutler, a Rumson resident and owner of Channel Club beach club, Monmouth Beach, wanted to know “How can anyone come to the conclusion that closing this bridge for 18 months makes any economic sense?”“There is no easy answer here or we wouldn’t be sitting here,” Culbertson said. “But there is a reality.”The current bridge is the fourth one to connect Sea Bright and Rumson across the Shrewsbury River. “It can be done and it has been done,” Culbertson said of the bridge replacement.The first public input session on the Sea Bright-Rumson bridge will take place Monday Feb. 27, from 1-4 p.m. in Sea Bright, and 6-9 p.m. in Rumson.Another stakeholder gathering will be held in April.