Listen To Live Streams Of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Thievery Corp & More Today

first_imgMusic fans have began their descent on Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD for the annual Hot August Music Festival. Today, for one day only, the festival will host performances from an awesome lineup of musicians that includes Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Revivalists, Cabinet, Samantha Fish, LITZ, and Eastman String Band.As jams will be playing all day, taper and regular L4LM contributor Will Urquhart will be on the scene providing an approved live audio stream throughout the celebration. With two stages running all day, there won’t be any shortage of music! Check out the live stream embedded here, and you can see the full schedule below.Urquwill is on MixlrHot August Music Festival Schedule11:30 AM – 12:30 PM LITZ12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EASTMAN STRING BAND1:00 PM – 2:30 PM THE REVIVALISTS2:00 PM – 3:30 PM SAMANTHA FISH3:00 PM – 4:30 PM LEFTOVER SALMON4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CABINET5:30 PM – 7:00 PM JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD6:30 PM – 8:00 PM RAILROAD EARTH8:00 PM – 10:00 PM THIEVERY CORPORATIONlast_img read more

Govt partners with food, ride-hailing companies to guarantee food supplies during outbreak

first_imgThe Agriculture Ministry is partnering with food producer PT Indoguna Utama and ride-hailing company Grab Indonesia, among other businesses, to secure supplies and offer them an online grocery platform.The partnership is part of the government’s anticipatory efforts to meet surging demand, especially for beef and chicken meat during Ramadan and on Idul Fitri. Both events will likely be celebrated at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo.“Protein helps our [body repair tissue], improves our immune system and helps us grow,” Syahrul said at the signing of the partnership agreement on Tuesday. “How can we overcome this outbreak if our source of animal protein is insufficient or inaccessible to the people.” Indoguna Utama, which has sold food products to hotels and retailers worldwide since 1982, is expected to provide enough beef, chicken meat, fish, milk and other processed products.Grab Indonesia, which offers food delivery services through the GrabFood feature, will provide an online platform to sell the products and deliver them.Concerns have been raised about the possibility of food shortages, brought on by disruptions to the country’s distribution chains as a result of government measures to fight COVID-19.The Agriculture Ministry has estimated the demand for chicken meat to reach 881,204 tons and beef 201,730 tons between March and May. With the rate of COVID-19 transmissions showing no signs of slowing down, the government began improving regional requests for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), which temporarily suspend school and offices, as well as religious and public activities.Read also: Explainer: Indonesia to finance coronavirus battle mostly through debtAs of Tuesday, Indonesia has recorded 4,839 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 459 deaths and 426 recoveries. Because half of the cases are in Greater Jakarta, the capital imposed heightened PSBB measures on Friday and its satellite cities will soon follow suit. “Under these conditions, two things must not cease: health care and agriculture,” said Syahrul. “Therefore, by complying with health protocols, medical workers and farmers will keep working.”To serve stay-at-home consumers under social restrictions, the ministry is partnering with online grocery shopping platforms Sayur Box, Tanihub and Etanee, as well as food companies PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, PT Triputra Panganindo, PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia and PT Cimory.Last week, the ministry established a similar partnership with ride-hailing company Gojek and the Toko Tani Indonesia Center, a grocery store in South Jakarta that sells affordable food and groceries.Gojek, which employs over a million drivers across the country, is offering free delivery services for minimum purchases of Rp 40,000 (US$2.50) at Toko Tani and within a 25-kilometer distance from the store.“The activities of Jakartans may slow down with the introduction of large-scale social restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19,” Gojek chief executive officer Kevin Aluwi said in a statement released on Friday. “But we have prepared several measures to keep operating as best as we can while complying with health and safety procedures.”— Eisya A. Eloksari contributed to this story.Topics :last_img read more

Traffic alert: Aganan flyover construction starts March

first_imgIncluding the protection approachesand right of way, the Agana flyover will be 436.90 meters long. Work will last for 24 months, saidFruto. The Department of Public Works andHighways (DPWH) Region 6 alerted the public about the temporary trafficcongestion at the junction of the Felix Gorriceta Avenue and Sen. Benigno S.Aquino Jr. Avenue. The Aganan flyover has a budget ofP560 million, said Assistant Regional Director Jose Al Fruto. “We have to move quickly to solvetraffic congestion which irks drivers, commuters and tourists. We must preventbeing compared to Metro Manila and Cebu City in terms of the gravity oftraffic. It will not be good for the image of the city that we have worked hardon for several years,” said Drilon. Drilon initiated the construction ofthe Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue and the President Corazon Aquino Avenueduring the administration of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III. Theynow serve as main gateways to Iloilo City, easing traffic congestion. Thesetwo have an initial fund of P180 million each. Fruto said work on the Jibao-an andBuhang flyovers will start in the later part of 2020. The highways have become commercialstrips dotted by new hotels and business establishments.  The 10-lane, 15-kilometer Sen. BenignoAquino Jr. Avenue serves as the main thoroughfare from Iloilo City to theIloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. The two flyovers aim to ease trafficcongestion in the two barangays which are major gateways to Iloilo City and theIloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. On the other hand, private vehiclesfrom the Iloilo Airport and central towns of Iloilo that would like to go toMandurriao or Molo districts in Iloilo City and or vice versa are advised topass via the Oton – San Jose, Santa Barbara Road (Bangga Dama, Santa Barbara –Bangga San Jose, San Miguel – left turn to Iloilo City ALEOSAN Road towardsHibao-an, Mandurriao, Iloilo City). Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilonlobbied for these flyovers. DPWH has two more flyover projectsthis year – in Barangay Jibao-an, Pavia going to Mandurriao, Iloilo City; andat the intersection of the national highway and President Corazon Aquino Avenuein Barangay Buhang, Jaro. “While traffic is a sign ofdevelopment, we cannot let it continue as it will affect our reputation as oneof the few livable cities in the country, as well as our bid to make Iloilo aMICE destination,” Drilon said Private vehicles from the IloiloAirport and central towns of Iloilo that would like to go to Jaro, Iloilo Cityand vice versa are advised to pass via the Iloilo-Santa Barbara Road (RizalStreet – Taft Street – Barangay Agutayan – Barangay Cabugao Norte – Tigum,Pavia – Pagsanga-an, Pavia – Tacas, Jaro, Iloilo City). The Ilonggo senator was referring tohis campaign, together with the Department of Tourism, to position Iloilo aspremier destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibits orMICE. However, the rapid rise of Iloilo andthe influx of tourists, Drilon acknowledged, is causing traffic congestionsparticularly during rush hours (from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to7:30 p.m.). A perspective view of the flyover in Brgy. Aganan, Pavia, Iloilo. The contractor is InternationalBuilders Corp. which is also the one currently constructing the P480-million453.70-meter flyover in Barangay Ungka II, Pavia. ILOILO City – The construction of afour-lane flyover in Barangay Aganan, Pavia, Iloilo will start in the first orsecond week of March. The local government of Pavia will beenforcing a traffic rerouting, according to the assistant regional director. Hesaid the four flyovers are all expected to be operational by next year./PNlast_img read more

An Amazing Year for Lesser Sports

first_img2018 REVIEW…2018 REVIEW…2018 REVIEW…Two standout events of 2018 were the World Cup in Russia and the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The Super Eagles that represented Nigeria at the global football showpiece was the youngest of all the 32 teams. As the result of the experimentation of Franco-German tactician, Gernot Rohr, in his first two years in charge, nobody expected any miracle from happening at the Mundial. In this first part of the review of sports in Nigeria in 2018, DURO IKHAZUAGBE takes a look at the so-called lesser sports given little attention yet produce the best results when it matter most. In barely hour from now, the year 2018 would have become history. The journey of 365 days would have come to a full stop. As a FIFA World Cup year, Super Eagles performance at the Mundial in Russia appears to be the benchmark for gauging the success or otherwise of the sports sector in the country. The reason is because: Nigerians eat, drink and do everything that concerns the Beautiful Game with utmost passion. Whether such a decision is fair to the women’s game where the Super Falcons have bestrode the African Women’s Nations Cup like birthright with little accolade and attention from all that matter in the country’s sports, is a matter for another day‘Lesser sports’ like Table Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling and Badminton who exceeded what football brought to Nigeria in the year under review, have continued to remain in the background despite Aruna Quadri and colleagues winning silver in the team event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and Aruna in particular also went as far as the quarter final stage at the ITTF World Championship. In basketball, D’Tigress won the AfroBasket as well as bagged ticket to the 2019 World Cup. Their male counterparts, D’Tigers as defending champions went all the way to the final of the Men’s AfroBasket but lost and still qualified for the World Cup. Odunayo Adekuoroye won gold in freestyle wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast 2018. It was an addition to the gold she claimed at the 2014 Games in India as well as the World Championship bronze medal of 2016.2018 was also a very good year for badminton, a hitherto lesser sport totally ignored and left to rot like most other racket games. But Francis Orbih who took over the mantle of leadership at the BFN, has turned around the fortunes of the sport. It has continued its steady climb to the top in the continent. Through personal efforts like what Daniel Igali is doing for wrestling, Orbih has shown to the rest of Africa that Nigerian badminton players are podium stuff. From one competition to the other around Africa, Dorcas Adesokan and Aanu Opeyori have become the most feared  players in Team Nigeria. Yet, this is the same sport players have been begging for funds from the Federal Ministry of Sports to attend events before Orbih took charge.The story of Nigeria’s maiden outing at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, North Korea reads like a fairytale. Team Nigeria’s Bobsled and Skeleton team, The ‘Ice Blazers’ made up of the quartet of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeiga, Simi Adeagbo and Ngozi Onwumere created a new identify for Nigeria. Of course as novices in the sport who had less than few weeks preparation with no known coach of the sport as guide, they finished 19th out of the 20 teams in the event. They were celebrated for breaking new grounds in sports for Nigeria. For Adigun in particular, transiting from being a hurdler to Bobsled was simply an adventure.If Super Eagles could not go beyond the Group Stage at Russia 2018, celebrating those who were considered infinitesimal in reckoning but turned out the ‘head corner stone’ is definitely not out of place.Nigeria’s Special Sports athletes, like always have remained the bedrock of the country’s sports. In 2018 like in the previous years, they turned their disability to ability. The Para weightlifters took away the gloom that enveloped the country’s contingent when after several days of competition, there was no gold medal recorded yet for Nigeria at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Roland Ezuruike and Paul Kehinde won gold and silver in the men’s event while women’s heavyweight champions Ndidi Nwosu and Esther Onyema harvested gold in that category. Lucy Ejike narrowly lost the gold of that same class to settle for a precious silver. The medals they won contributed immensely in helping Team Nigeria to a decent finish on the final medals’ table of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.Four years ago Team Nigeria dominated the track and field events at Glasgow 2014 Games with Blessing Ighoteguonor Okagbare the star athlete winning the sprint double in the 100 and 200m. She left the long jump gold for her fellow Delta athlete, Ese Brume to smile away with. But this year, with an inconsistent season caused by recurring injuries, Okagbare was in Gold Coast for just the 4x100m relay event so as not to aggravate the healing process she was going through. But Oluwatobiloba Amusan ensured that Team Nigeria had a track and field gold to celebrate. She gave signal of what to expect at the Games when she dusted reigning World Champion Sally Pearson in the semi final of the World Indoor Championships. She shocked Jamaica’s 2015 World Championship winner, Danielle Williams to win the 100m hurdles gold in her season’s best time of 12.68sec. It was just three seconds short of the Games record of 12.65.After years in the doldrums, Handball found a new energy in Sam Ocheho. He disbanded the senior national team and introduced  the Prudent Energy Handball League. To ensure steady inflow of talents to the senior cadre, he introduced the Under-12 and Under-15 championship. In his words: “From what we have seen in the national team we need to start using younger players, we need to go back and start using fresh legs.“This game is very physical and if we need to regain the top stop in Africa, we must go back to the youths.”He did the self-reassessment of the Nigerian situation after the not to convincing performance at the continental championship in Gabon. Today, handball is creeping back into the consciousness of Nigerians.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more