PHOTOS: Stick Figure & Twiddle Honor Tom Petty, Cover The Beatles In Chicago

first_imgPhoto: Ojeda Photography Last night, the ongoing ‘Above The Storm’ tour arrived at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for a night of reggae and dub. Headlined by Stick Figure, the show was supported by Iya Terra and well-known jam band Twiddle. It was interesting to see Twiddle play to an audiencethat was a bit different from their own, but ultimately the Rastafarian crowd that came to see Stick Figure left satisfied by all the musicians that played.Iya Terra opened up the show with a short and upbeat set. Twiddle was up next, dove right into their trademark style. Not catering to the crowd, they opened up with the authoritative power chords of “Nicodemus Portulay”. The reggae vibes then seeped in, as they followed that up with “Beethoven & Greene”. Fan favorite Plump: Chapter 1 track “Lost in the Cold” came next. “Doinkinbonk!!!” saw bassist Zdenek Gubb seemingly slapping his strings just short of their point of breaking. For the last song of their set, Twiddle brought out Stick Figure’s Johnny Cosmic on guitar for a rousing rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, perhaps not-so-coincidentally for the evening on which Petty’s autopsy results were made public and the world learned that his October death was caused by an accidental prescription drug overdose.The headliner of the tour, Stick Figure, then played a set filled with songs spanning their 10+ year career. The band’s leading force and frontman, Scott Woodruff, led the band through the set, bringing along his Instagram-famous tour dog, Cocoa, to join in the fun. At first, it was odd to see a dog on stage the entirety of their set. However, it quickly became clear that the dog was almost as much a member of the band as the other musicians. She had a great stage presence, and it was great to see that Tails of Love, a charity supporting animal rescue, had booths set up so fans could help support animals like Cocoa in need of a loving home.The band played plenty of old favorites like “White Fire” and “Livin’ It” as well as newer numbers “Fire on the Horizon” and “Easy Runaway”. They also invited Twiddle frontman Mihali out for a cover of Bob Marley‘s “Mellow Mood”. Perhaps the most special moment of the evening came during the show’s encore the encore, as Stick Figure worked their way through a sing-along rendition of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”. Finally, a show-ending version of “Smoking Love” with a multitude of musicians from the opening bands brought a great night of reggae music to a close. The ‘Above the Storm’ tour is just starting so be sure to check it out if it comes near your town.For a full list of upcoming “Above The Storm” tour dates, head to Stick Figure’s website here.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from the evening courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.SETLIST: Twiddle | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Nicodemus Portulay, Beethoven & Greene, Lost in the Cold, Daydream Farmer, Doinkinbonk !!!, You Don’t Know How It Feels**with Johnny Cosmic of Stick FigureSETLIST: Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Lincoln Intro -> Shadow, Above the Storm, Fire on the Horizon, Weary Eyes, White Fire -> Bongs Jam, Think N Thin, Winds from the West, Coming Home, Mellow Mood^, Smiles on Faces, Boulevard, Livin It, Let the Music Play, Intro -> Choice is Yours, Weight of Sound, Easy RunawayEncore: Shelter, Breathe -> Hey Jude, Smoking Love^^with Mihali[Cover photo: Daniel Ojeda]Twiddle, Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda Photo: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images Ojeda Photographylast_img read more

Bolivia Aims to Export Coca Leaves

first_img about coca leaves and tea…these are Great for everybody..great for exercise and mental clarity…..NOW..what about importing leaves to make cocaine??? … simple economics says this NOT viable financially !! period…nor even close ….Wake up you assholes !!! Having persuaded the United Nations to classify coca leaf chewing as legal, Bolivia will now focus on trying to export leaves on an industrial scale, President Evo Morales said on January 17. China is interested in buying coca leaf to make tea, he told a news conference. Chewing coca leaves is a centuries old tradition in Bolivia. It has a mild stimulant effect, eases stomach pain and is used against altitude sickness in the Andes. The leaf is also the raw ingredient for cocaine. Bolivia withdrew from the Vienna-based UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs last year in protest over the label of “illegal drug” on coca leaves. This month it was readmitted after winning an opt-out that allows its population to keep chewing the leaves. Countries that objected included the United States, Britain, France and Germany. Morales, who is also the leader of a coca-growers union, said “the next battle, of course, is going to be how to export coca leaves.” Bolivia will first consult with other countries allied with it in the regional organization Bolivarian Alliance for the People of the Americas, or ALBA, Morales said. He said Chinese diplomats in Bolivia have expressed interest in buying tons of coca leaves for making tea. Bolivia is the Andean region’s third largest producer of coca leaves, after Peru and Colombia. By Dialogo January 22, 2013last_img read more

Kayla Treanor sparks game-defining run in Syracuse’s 13-10 win over Pennsylvania

first_imgGary Gait knew Pennsylvania’s defense was sliding from Halle Majorana to Kayla Treanor. When Treanor would begin to penetrate, Majorana would be open.And with a minute left in the first half, the Syracuse head coach called timeout and came up with a play to take advantage.Treanor began to move toward the goal and when the Quakers slid, she threw a high lob just to the left of the UPenn crease. Majorana jumped in the air and swatted the ball into the back of the net to give Syracuse a two-goal lead.Treanor, who usually celebrates goals without excessive gestures, lifted her left arm in the air with her stick and her right arm, too, while running to Majorana.“Anytime you can draw something or you take a timeout and you can execute it, it really builds a lot of confidence going into halftime,” Gait said. “We were happy we executed and then we came out and played well in the second half.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat goal came in the middle of a 5-1 run that swung the game in the Orange’s favor. No. 4-seeded Syracuse (15-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) advanced to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals with a 13-10 win over Penn (14-5, 6-1 Ivy) on Sunday afternoon at SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange will play Loyola (17-4, 8-0 Patriot) next weekend in the Carrier Dome.Treanor, a Tewaaraton Award finalist, shined again with four goals and two assists while also taking draw controls in the middle of the game. After halftime, Syracuse scored four goals in an eight-minute span and Treanor contributed on three of them with a goal, an assist and a draw control that sparked a fast break.“I think we took control in the first 10 minutes of the second half,” Gait said, “and really kind of just carried it through the rest of the way.”Thirteen minutes into the game, Treanor won her first draw control. She alternated throughout the game with SU’s regular specialist Kailah Kempney, who is third all-time in the NCAA in career draw controls. After struggling early, Treanor gave her a rest.Though Penn outdrew Syracuse 13-11, Treanor’s contributions in the circle helped mightily on the Orange’s 5-1 run.With a 10-7 lead, Treanor flung the ball off the draw to Taylor Poplawski. She then passed to Riley Donahue, who scored easily from just outside Penn’s crease. The goal gave the Orange its largest lead of the game.“There was a sway in the draws a little bit at one point when they got them for a while and they had the ball more,” Penn head coach Karin Corbett said. “That’s a game about possession. If you have the ball more, you most likely are going to win.”With the game already in hand, Treanor scored SU’s final goal with three minutes left, leaving her mark in a game she controlled in many ways.Afterward, Gait discussed the importance of getting big contributions from his team’s best players in the playoffs.On Sunday, Treanor did it all.Said Treanor: “Luckily we started turning things around and things started going our way.” Comments Published on May 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dont expect a OnePlus foldable phone anytime soon the TV comes first

first_img We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Speaking with the Italian press recently, OnePlus’ co-founder opened up about his opinions on foldable technology and where he thinks his company’s focus best lies beyond the launch of the OnePlus 7.With the impending arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X (among other foldables), speculation about when and what we can expect from competitors has been rife.There’s talk of a RAZR revival from Motorola, the company that owns BlackBerry showcased a number of foldable concepts at Mobile World Congress 2019 and even LG tried its hand at something in the ballpark of a foldable, with a second-screen accessory designed to augment its LG V50 ThinQ 5G flagship.With this in mind, a recent interview between OnePlus’ CEO, Pete Lau and major Italian news outlet, La Repubblica, granted greater insight into what the Chinese phone maker’s plans are in this area.Related: Best Android PhonesWhen asked why OnePlus hasn’t outwardly shown itself to be competing in the foldable space right now, Lau explained, “For over a year we have been considering a folding phone, but we have not yet found a way to build a device that, in our opinion, is really valid in the eyes of our users.”In its current state, Lau describes foldables as niche devices, due to their high price tags and the lack of differentiation that they bring to the table when compared to a traditional smartphone or tablet experience. “They basically don’t do anything different than a traditional smartphone, they don’t offer features that can make a difference,” he stated.Lau highlighted the most prominent shortcomings with current foldable technology, namely the engineering challenges that come with developing such devices, not to mention the added cost – a particularly prominent point when OnePlus is concerned, being a company that has always tried to undercut the competition without sacrificing features of quality with its devices.Related: Best iPhone 2019Instead, Lau stated that OnePlus can more immediately make a greater contribution to the TV space, a market that his company confirmed they would be entering into in 2019.When questioned as to why OnePlus is expanding beyond the smartphone space into televisions, Lau talked about the stagnation and lack of innovation within the current TV market, “Today, for example, when you come back home you have to look for the remote control to turn on the television and this is already a really dated system.”“I imagine a screen that is always ready and anticipates various needs. Artificial intelligence from this point of view can do amazing things and is maturing very quickly.”While he wasn’t willing to expand beyond this, it sounds as though AI may take a more prominent role in forthcoming OnePlus’ technologies, not to mention we should expect tight integration between the company’s smartphones and its debut television or “smart display,” as Lau preferred to describe it.Fancy a OnePlusTV? Why not let us know on Twitter at @TrustedReviews Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.last_img read more