After Phish plays Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Saturday, June 25th, Pink Talking Fish will continue sharin’ in the (Weekapaug) groove just a 10-minute walk down the road at the Vic Theatre. The phenomenon that is PTF has taken its hold on the jam scene, with the bands unique take on seamlessly weaving in and out of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish songs (purchase tickets HERE).With Phish playing their second baseball stadium of historical significance, Pink Talking Fish founder/bassist Eric Gould discussed his excitement to join in the revelry surrounding these shows, “Phish performing at Wrigley is something very special. I attended their show at Fenway Park (back in 2009) and it was way beyond your typical venue for music. Wrigley and Fenway are the last two classic parks of their kind in America and there is a unique energy involved. That energy carries off into the night with the people beyond the event and we are honored to offer an outlet for that excitement to continue.”This also marks the second time that PTF will be performing in The Windy City, after elites of the jam scene perform. Last summer, the band took part in the massive celebration that was the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well performances at Soldier Field with three sold-out shows at Reggie’s. Gould went on to say, “Chicago became a city of music lovers last year for Fare Thee Well. PTF built our own slice of fun in the middle of it and it was an amazing time for the musicians and the audience who joined in the adventure. Coming back to Chicago for this incredible event that is Phish playing Wrigley Field feels like a homecoming from last year’s chapter in our story.”‘Pink Talking Fish Are Dead’ Concept Proves To Be An Absolute Hit In ChicagoGould, along with Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar, have also incorporated tributes to recently passed icons David Bowie and Prince into their setlists, making for some memorable performances (listen to full audio from one of the performances HERE). The group is constantly pushing the boundaries of where they can take the music of all these legendary artists, and doing so with style and grace. The Vic Theatre performance is sure to be a continuation of the party that will be experienced at Wrigley. You can purchase tickets for Pink Talking Fish’s post-Phish Wrigley show at the Vic Theatre HERE, and find the whole venue’s calendar HERE. You can also enter the contest below for a chance to win a pair of tickets!
Premier League players will be prohibited from tackling and pitches will have to be disinfected when clubs return to training as part of plans to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the BBC reported on Tuesday.Citing an official protocol sent to Premier League players and managers outlining conditions for returning to training, the BBC’s report said pitches, corner flags, cones and goalposts would have to be disinfected after each session.Players will be tested twice per week for the virus and take a daily temperature check, while they will also be forbidden from congregating together or travelling to or from training with team mates, the report added. Topics : The Premier League did not immediately respond to a request to comment on the BBC’s report.English soccer has been on-hold since March along with most leagues across Europe due to the pandemic.Yet while clubs across the continent have begun training again and set dates for re-starting their seasons, England’s top-flight is yet to confirm plans for returning to training or matches.Germany’s Bundesliga is set to become the first of Europe’s top five leagues to start up again when matches resume on Saturday, while the Polish, Austrian and Portuguese leagues have also confirmed start dates.Clubs in Spain’s top two divisions have returned to individual training and while no date has been set for matches to restart, La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he hopes action will resume from June 12.
The curfew would be maintained in the next two weeks but would be shortened – it would be from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. or two hours shorter from the current 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. ILOILO City – There will be no more border restrictions in this city beginning tomorrow. However, all people will still be required to wear facemask in public and observe social distancing because the threat of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), remains, stressed Mayor Jerry Treñas. As to the jeepney fare, it would be P9 for the first four kilometers and an additional P1.50 for every succeeding kilometer. But bars, cockpits, cinemas, and spas would remain closed because social distancing would be difficult to observe in them. People from other parts of Western Visayas may freely enter Iloilo City beginning May 16. This is because the rest of the region has the same quarantine – GCQ – status as the city, he pointed out. Can people from COVID-19 high-risk areas such as Metro Manila and Cebu City enter Iloilo City? Barbershops and beauty salons would be allowed to operate but their personnel must wear facemasks, face shields and gloves. For taxis, the fare should still be based on the meter reading. Non-Ilonggos from high-risk areas would be denied entry unless they are essential personnel. The number of the transacting public entering city hall would be regulated. Tents would be set up at Plaza Libertad across city hall where people could stay while waiting for their turn to get in. The modern jeepneys, on the other hand, would all be allowed to operate. The minimum fare is P11 plus P1.80 for every succeeding kilometer. Today, Treñas is expected to issue an executive order detailing the dos and don’ts when this city begins observing a general community quarantine (GCQ) this Saturday. In a press conference yesterday, however, he already disclosed some of these. At city hall, 50 percent of the city government workforce would be returning to work, said Treñas. Also, people will not be required to present quarantine passes when they go out of their houses. Worship services by religious congregations would be allowed. However, according to Treñas, only 50 percent of the worship area’s capacity should be filled with worshipers so as to ensure social distancing. For automobile taxis, it is going to be a maximum of three passengers – one in the front seat and two in the back seats. But they have to follow protocols such as having undergone 14 days of quarantine and having been tested and certified as negative for COVID-19 from their places of origin. “Waay na sang checkpoints. Checkpoints are part of the border restrictions,” said Treñas. But just to prepare for the new normal in the education sector (online classes), Treñas said he would be coordinating with internet service providers to ensure the reliability of internet connections. The suspension of classes would continue until schools reopen in August, said Treñas, as determined already by the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Also, people attending worship services must wear facemasks. Yes, if they are Ilonggos (such as returning overseas workers), according to Treñas. Also, each jeepney unit would only be allowed to load up to 50 percent of its total passenger capacity so that social distancing could be observed. The liquor ban would be lifted. However, in the first two weeks there would be a cap on the volume of liquor that an individual could purchase. Treñas said businesses in this city will gradually resume their operation beginning May 16. “There is no other way to sustain our being the region’s center of commerce and industry than by reopening businesses. Doing so would stimulate our economy. The resumption of business operations would give employment to our people,” he explained. Treñas also reiterated an earlier announcement that jeepneys and taxis would be allowed to resume their operation. However, only 25 percent of the total number of old model / traditional jeepneys (per jeepney route) would be allowed while for taxis all units would be allowed. Treñas assured residents that the city government would take drastic measures such as imposing a lockdown when COVID-19 cases spike in certain areas like what was done to Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo district recently (72-hour lockdown for disinfection, contact tracing and mass testing). “We really have to re-start our economy. Pila ka months nga waay kita obra, ti apektado gid ang tanan,” he said./PN
LA MIRADA – Exactly two weeks ago Monday, 5-year-old Noah Dowell was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Less than 24-hours later, it was removed at CHOC Hospital in Orange. And this weekend, his teammates and the entire La Mirada Baseball Association showed their support for Noah by donning the number one on the left sleeves of their uniforms, the same number Noah wore on his. “My heart is just overflowing,” his mom, Mary Dowell, said Monday. “So many people care about my son.” Dowell, who came to Los Coyote Athletic Field to see her two other sons – 4-year-old Brady and 9-year-old Austyn – play ball Saturday, said she was unaware until that same day that all the teams would be honoring Noah. “I cannot put into words how I felt,” she said. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!