This past October, Phish embarked on a Fall tour for the first time since 2014. The run kicked off in Charleston, SC on Friday, October 14th, and after a two-night stand, they moved to Jacksonville, FL for their first ever performance in the city. The band stuck to their mantra of “never miss a sunday show”, delivering an high-energy performance at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, leaving an impression on excited Northern Florida fans who’ve been waiting decades for the band to come to their city.The show was marked by many fun moments, with “Stash” and the “Mike’s Groove” pairing making appearances in the first set, new fan-favorite composition “Petrichor” was trotted out, and “Piper” and “Run Like An Antelope” rounded out a super-charged second set. Phish even busted out “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew” as a tribute to hometown heroes Lynard Skynyrd. Perhaps the highlight of the show, however, was the second-set-opening “Crosseyed and Painless”. The twenty minute segment featured sinister improvisation out of the Talking Heads’ classic that eventually dissolved into the funky rocker “Steam”, which of course contained “still waiting” quotes from “Crosseyed and Painless”.Now, we can re-live this excellent performance, thanks to LazyLightning55a, who recently uploaded super clear 4K ultra HD footage from this great moment in Jacksonville. The video is below, for your viewing pleasure.
Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia – the most beautiful and quietest rally in the world marks its fifth edition and started in Rovinj.The rally traditionally starts in Istria and takes place from June 3 to 10, with the participation of a total of 60 teams that will run a 1550-kilometer route for eight days and end on June 10 in Zagreb. The route, officially named “Green Electric Highway” with charging stations allows you to experience the most beautiful parts of the Republic of Croatia and includes a visit to five islands and six national parks, with many attractions.Luxury tourist e-tour, which combines e-mobility, ecology and tourism, allows participants from Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Finland, Belgium, Norway, to show the best of Croatian cultural heritage and natural beauty with tasting of high quality wines and gastronomic delicacies and staying in luxury hotels.Every year, this innovative and unique tourist project pushes the boundaries and in the best way promotes the Republic of Croatia in Europe and the world by breaking records and setting new standards. Last year, the largest number of Tesla vehicles on the ferry and the largest number of vehicles that were being charged at one place were gathered. Between 4 and 5 MW of electricity was consumed daily, and the vehicles were charged at HEP’s substations, which delighted all competitors.Exploring the interior of Istria, through the islands of Cres, Lošinj, Krk and the island of Pag with wonderful lunar landscapes, the rally arrives in the city of Zadar where participants will have the opportunity to experience the cult installation of solar panels “Greeting to the Sun” and sea organ. In the final phase of the rally, a visit to the Plitvice Lakes National Park is planned, followed by the birthplace of Nikola Tesla in Smiljan and at the very end, Zagreb, where the end of the rally and the award ceremony will take place.Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia on the way from Istria to Zagreb can be followed live below on the link
Wavell Hinds, president of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), has described as surprising, claims by West Indies Twenty20 captain, Darren Sammy, that the organisation has not represented their best interest as it relates to contracts for ICC Twenty20 World Cup in India next month.Sammy, in a recent letter to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), claimed that a reduction in payments for players to participate in the tournament, has ran contrary to their expectations, and, as a result, members squad, are seeking a renegotiation.However, Hinds, whose entity has been at loggerheads with several of its senior playing members, especially since their aborted tour of India in October 2014, has defended negotiated contracts between WIPA and the WICB, saying that what has been arrived at represents the “best interest” of all players in the region.”I am surprised that they (World Twenty20 squad players) are behaving this way, as the information (based on new payments) would have been disseminated to them nine months ago,” stated Hinds.”I was present at all the meetings, and Darren Sammy was not, so I think he is speaking on information he has gotten.”[However], as far as I am concerned the team that I lead, and the executive that I lead, and the members of the (WIPA) negotiating team, did all the best that they could to get the best.”He continued: “This was not just for a selected group of players, but for all the players of the region, including first-class players.”Currently serving his fourth year as president, Hinds explained that the contracts were negotiated based on new payment conditions stipulated by the WICB, as a result of changes at the International Cricket Council (ICC) level.This, he continued, has subsequently resulted in players being offered less money as compared to the Twenty20 World Cup in 2012.LESS MONEY”In February 2014, the International Cricket Council (ICC) agreed to have a new payment scale for its members, and this took effect January 2016,” said Hinds.”The new (players’) remuneration package is therefore based on current commercial revenues available to the WICB, and not that of commercial revenue that obtained in 2012 when the West Indies won the tournament.”There is no specific fees for Twenty20 World Cups anymore. Its ICC Events payments,” he stressed.Hinds also expressed that the disbursement of monies from the ICC has also change with payments now being collectively issued twice per year over a new four- and eight-year period, in comparison, to it’s prior one-off payment regimes.Hinds, in further explaining the new payment structure, also said that player match fees for Twenty20 World Cup has been increased from US$1,750 to US$6,900.This is in addition to an incentive 80 per cent of prize money won, and 50 per cent of sponsorship fees, should there be any.