Just a few weeks ago, the Wanee Festival brought the jam family together for a weekend-long celebration at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Championed by Allman Brothers Band-family groups like Les Brers, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic (a la Jimmy Herring), and more, there was no shortage of great jams throughout the weekend.One set that took fans down a Grateful road was Billy & The Kids, the side-project group for Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. With a lineup that includes Tom Hamilton on guitar, Reed Mathis on bass, and Aron Magner on the keys, the band always keeps things fresh for their Gratefully inspired performances. The group also had some extra help at Wanee, as Eric Krasno joined for the whole performance. Even Warren Haynes, the sit-in master, lent his hand to the classic Dead tune “Deal” to close out the set.Now, thanks to Kreutzmann himself, the band is offering a free download from this glorious set. Relive all 90 minutes of this fantastic set, including 10+ minute renditions of “Shakedown Street,” “Playin’ In The Band,” and so many more. Just head to Live Downloads to claim your mp3s!Setlist: Billy & The Kids at Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/15/16:Set: Shakedown Street > Dear Prudence, Me And My Uncle, Cassidy > Playing In The Band, Scarlet Begonias, Stella Blue, Uncle John’s Band, Deal** with Warren Haynes[Photos courtesy of Ben Adams]
Funk powerhouse Turkuaz entered 2018 in style with their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, The Ball Drop! The fan-favorite Brooklyn funk act celebrated New Year’s Eve with fellow funksters, Pimps Of Joytime, with a special performance in Baltimore, Maryland at Rams Head Live on Sunday night. The band played a scorching set to a packed crowd, featuring an exciting mix of originals and covers, including Sly & The Family Stone‘s “Babies Makin’ Babies”, Hot Chocolate‘s “Everyone’s A Winner”, The Bar-Kays‘ “Holy Ghost”, and a new cover of Paul McCartney & Wings‘ “Jet”.Greensky Bluegrass Announce 2 Nights At Red Rocks With Turkuaz & California HoneydropsNow entering 2018, the band is about to jump right into Winter Tour starting with a run of dates leading them into Jam Cruise and hitting some Northeast cities. The second leg of the tour begins with a trek through Colorado and the Pacific Northwest that will include numerous ski towns before heading down the West Coast and ending with two shows opening for Galactic in SF and LA. Dates and ticket info can be found on the band’s website.Watch Turkuaz perform “Jet” by Paul McCartney & Wings on New Year’s Eve below:Check out the setlist below, as well as a full photo gallery from Jim Houle Photography.Setlist: Turkuaz | Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD | 12/31/17Chatte Lunatique, Percy Thrills The Moondog, Nightswimming, If I Ever Fall Asleep, Babies Makin’ Babies*, On the Run, Everyone’s A Winner^, Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good, European Festivity Nightmare, 20 Dollar Bill, Auld Lang Syne, King Computer, Coast To Coast, Tip Toe Through the Crypto, Jet**, The, Generator, Holy Ghost^^, Future 86, Bubba SlideEncore: Monkey Fingers* Sly & the Family Stone Cover^ Hot Chocolate Cover** Paul McCartney & Wings Cover^^ The Bar-Kays CoverTurkuaz | Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD | 12/31/17 | Photos by Jim Houle Photography Photo: Jim Houle Load remaining images
Class 3A1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-0) LW #32. Davenport, Assumption (5-2) LW #13. Central DeWitt (5-0) LW #24. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (7-0) LW #45. Harlan (6-0) LW #66. Solon (5-1) LW #77. Marion (4-1) LW #88. Grinnell (7-0) LW #109. Waverly-Shell Rock (6-1) LW #910. Dubuque Wahlert (4-1) LW (X)Class 4A1. Johnston (8-0) LW #12. Western Dubuque (5-1) LW #23. Dowling Catholic (3-0) LW #54. Iowa City West (6-1) LW #75. Urbandale (3-1) LW #66. Waukee (5-0) LW (X)7. Southeast Polk (6-3) LW #38. Ankeny Centennial (4-0) LW (X)9. Ankeny (3-0) LW #310. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (4-3) LW #8 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings to lower his AL-best ERA to 1.96, and the Minnesota Twins held off the Tampa Bay Rays for a 9-7 victory. Odorizzi gave up three hits and struck out nine in winning his eighth straight decision. The right-hander, who departed with a 7-0 lead, has not allowed a run in six of his last seven starts.=== The Twins are off tonight but continue their road trip with three games in Cleveland. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s first pitch times are 6:10, with the pre-game shows at 5:30 on KGLO. DES MOINES — Radio Iowa/Baseball Coaches Association High School Poll 6/2/19Class 1A1. Mason City Newman (5-0) LW #12. Don Bosco (6-0) LW #43. Southeast Warren (6-0) LW #54. Martensdale-St. Mary’s (4-2) LW #65. Calamus-Wheatland (7-1) LW (X)6. Council Bluffs St. Albert (3-3) LW #27. Alburnett (4-3) LW #38. Kingsley-Pierson (9-1) LW (X)9. Saint Ansgar (7-1) LW (X)10. HLV (8-0) LW (X) TONIGHT:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Clear Lake softball vs. Webster City — 7:20 Class 2A1. Wilton (4-0) LW #12. Dike-New Hartford (8-0) LW #43. Treynor (8-0) LW #54. Dyersville Beckman(9-1) LW #75. North Linn (11-1) LW #66. Van Meter (3-1) LW #27. New Hampton (9-0) LW #108. Cascade (5-2) LW #39. Underwood (4-1) #910. West Lyon (6-0) LW (X) — high school baseball & softball tonightWest Des Moines Valley at Mason City HighWebster City at Clear LakeNewman at Central SpringsRockford at North UnionWest Hancock at Eagle GroveBelmond-Klemme at Forest CityLake Mills at North ButlerWest Fork at North IowaGarner-Hayfield-Ventura at OsageNorthwood-Kensett at St. AnsgarBishop Garrigan at Nashua-Plainfield DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kevin Sutherland birdied the second hole of a playoff with Scott Parel at Wakonda Club to win the Principal Charity Classic in the third-largest comeback in PGA Tour Champions history. Two months after outlasting Parel on the seventh extra hole in Mississippi in a Monday finish, Sutherland overcame an eight-shot deficit in the final round, making eight back-nine birdies in a course-record 10-under 62 to match Parel at 17-under 199. Parel closed with a 70.
Orphan rhinos keep each other company at the Rhino Orphanage (Images: The Rhino Orphanage)Art met conservation in the bush when the visiting Stars of the American Ballet troupe performed for guests from around the world at Limpopo’s Legend Lodges last month, to raise funds for The Rhino Orphanage, South Africa’s only baby rhino orphanage.The creative concept came from ballet entrepreneur, Dirk Badenhorst, who thought it would be a great way to raise both the profile of ballet and the plight of the rhino.“The art of conservation and the conservation of art is paramount to our natural and cultural heritage and we must work towards preserving these for future generations,’” Badenhorst said.Working in collaboration with New York City Ballet principal dancer, Joaquin de Luz, and the owners of Legend Lodges, Peet and Mart Cilliers, Badenhorst’s first Ballet in the Bush gala took place on 23 and 24 June at the lodge.Dancers who have worked with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Boston Ballet performed excerpts from Don Quixote, Le Corsaire and choreographer, George Balanchine’s Tarantella, among others.Visiting the world’s first dedicated baby rhino orphanage, the dancers were moved by the plight of the baby rhinos, which would never have survived without the orphanage’s intervention. They pledged their support in the battle to save the rhino.Among the stars was Michaela De Prince, who joined New York City Ballet principal, Ashley Bouder, in a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the young rhino orphans.De Prince, who was adopted by a US couple after being orphaned during conflict in Sierra Leone, and now dances with the Dutch National Ballet company, said; “When I was orphaned I was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who gave me unconditional love. And this is what I see happening at the Rhino Orphanage.”Fellow dancer Bouder said when they return to the US they will “promote the tremendous work the Rhino Orphanage team is doing. We have a lot of friends and fans who follow us on social media and we will do everything we can to help get the message out there.”Stars of the American Ballet with the rhino orphansThe Rhino Orphanage received $6500 from a few ballet supporters and dancers, in addition to the money brought in by the ballet performance.Founder and director of the Rhino Orphanage and manager of the Wildlife & Cultural Centre at Legend Lodges, Arrie van Deventer, said: “The ballet stars were simply wonderful. We will be working with them on how we can raise awareness among ballet fans around the world about the work we do here.”Van Deventer’s Wildlife Centre is already home to a range of endangered species and animals being rehabilitated – including white lions. He has spent the past eight years building the centre as a conservation havenWHY THE RHINO ORPHANAGE?After coming across a baby rhino orphaned after its mother was killed, Van Deventer, an ardent conservationist, discovered there was no specialist facility that could look after an orphaned calf.Van Deventer, along with the lodge’s public relations and sales director, Pete Richardson, started fundraising to build such a centre, and companies such as FNB, Lafarge, New Holland, Build It, and SPAR responded with support. The Rhino Orphanage, the first specialist, non-commercial centre to care for orphaned baby rhinos, was established.“Being the first sanctuary of its kind, they called on several experts, including Karen Trendler of the Endangered Wildlife Trust Rhino Response Strategy and vets at Onderstepoort for guidance. We’ve also had to learn as we go along,” Richardson said.The centre is led by Van Deventer and centre manager, Gaby Benavides, and includes six fulltime staff members and three volunteers. The volunteers work for a minimum of three months at a time and come from all over the world. Tasks range from intensive care and constant cleaning to feeding babies through the night, to more cleaning.Looking after baby rhinos is no easy task. Despite the animals’ size and fearsome reputations, the calves need mum for the first three years of their lives. Left on their own, they simply will not survive.“We need to replace the care of the mother and make sure the injured and stressed and traumatised calves survive, first of all. That can only be done by humans. As soon as possible we introduce a rhino. The most harrowing work is with injured and traumatised babies, which takes care, skill and dedication,” Benavides said.“Full rehabilitation takes from two to three years. Each rhino is different – depending on the age at which they arrive at the orphanage. If they are very young they need a lot of attention and care, if calves are older it is more difficult to handle them and sometimes it is better to bond them right away with other rhinos that can teach them to trust humans and which food to eat.“We try to minimise human contact as soon as possible as our rhinos will go back to the wild and we don’t want to tame them and then they lose the fear of humans. If bonded with other rhinos they behave more naturally and it is a less stressful process for them as well.“So when the weaning process starts the human contact is also gradually withdrawn until they are two years old, more or less, when they go back to big camps and behave like rhinos; they still get supplement food and monitoring but without associating humans with the food; and when they are around three years old they are left without intervention. In nature this will be the time that the mum will separate from them, usually to have another calf.”Looking after these babies is a fulltime job. A typical day at the orphanage starts with making up dry feed – consisting of a mixture of teff, lucerne and pellets – in the morning. Then, special milk formula has to be made, prepared individually for each rhino according to its age, weight and health and whether it’s a black or white rhino.The baby rhinos are fed a special milk formula“We use different mixtures of non-fat milk, calf replacers, probiotics, cereals, essential amino acids, and vitamins. Baby rhinos start eating small amounts of solids when they are around two months old but will continue to drink milk until 18 months old, increasing consumption of solids and decreasing the milk gradually until weaned,” says Benavides.“Feeding equipment has to be cleaned and disinfected, as well as the overnight rooms and bomas. Water troughs and mud wallows must be filled, rhino blankets washed. Then the younger rhinos are taken for walks in the bush. Afterwards rhinos are checked for wounds, ticks, or signs of illness. Records of rhinos must constantly be updated.“At night all the same feeding and cleaning routines are repeated. Rhinos are checked throughout the night and we provide an infrared light, heater or aircon and/or blankets as needed.”Carers sleep with new, injured or ill rhinos or rhinos that haven’t been bonded with other rhinos, while rhinos that are bonded with other rhinos will sleep together without humans; but there will always be carers at night checking on all rhinos, said Benavides.ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR RHINO CAREThere are no legal standards for rhino rehabilitation in South Africa; however, the orphanage is determined to offer the best care, and is registering with the South African Veterinary Council, which means it has to meet minimum standards of animal health and welfare.“This registration will also mean we have the equipment to monitor our rhinos’ health and provide immediate treatment if needed. Currently baby rhinos are also being injured at poaching incidents and we need to be ready to increase the survival rate of these babies by providing the best of veterinary care besides the nursing.“We want to set the standards for other rehabilitation centres and help them with the expertise we have been acquiring throughout the past years to provide better care for the rhinos,” Benavides said.Regarding the security at the orphanage, Van Deventer told Africa Geographic: “Security will be extreme and it is vital we give the babies the very best chance of one day returning to the wild where they belong so they will only be cared for by the medical and rehabilitation staff and the public will only be allowed to view them via CCTV.”PLAY YOUR PARTThe Rhino Orphanage has been established as a not-for-profit charity – a Section 21 Company – with all donations going directly to fund the centre and the care and rehabilitation of the rhinos.To donate to the orphanage, visit: http://therhinoorphanage.co.za, or SMS ‘rhino’ to 49100 at a cost of R15.
The ruling BJP in Gujarat won 47 out of 75 municipalities, down from 59 it held before the local elections, while the Opposition Congress won 16, in results announced on Monday.Though the BJP retained its urban base in towns, winning most municipalities, it saw a decline in the total number of seats, while the Congress made some inroads. “In the elections to 75 municipalities, the BJP has won 47, the Congress 16, the NCP 1 and the BSP 1, while in 6 municipalities, no one got a majority, and Independents got 4,” State Election Commissioner Varesh Sinha said.BJP bags 1,167 seatsIn terms of total seats, the BJP has won 1,167 seats, the Congress 630, Independents 202, the NCP 28 and the BSP 15, while 18 seats have gone to other parties.After the elections for municipalities in semi urban towns, elections will be held for two district panchayats and 17 taluka panchayats this month.“People of Gujarat have once again reposed their faith in the BJP,” State BJP president Jitu Vaghani told media persons. He, however, denied that the Congress made inroads in urban pockets, which have been BJP bastions.Mr. Vaghani said that in all places where the Congress won Assembly polls recently, the BJP won the municipality polls.He gave the example of Amreli district, where the Opposition party lost municipality polls despite winning all five Assembly seats in the district.Both the BJP and the Congress made claims regarding improving of their performance because this was for the first time in a decade that the parties contested local bodies elections on party symbols.
The Pune Police on Thursday filed a 5,000-page charge sheet against five activists arrested on June 6 for their alleged linkages with the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the Bhima-Koregaon clashes of January 1.On September 2, the court had granted the police a 90-day extension for filing a chargesheet against the Dalit activist-publisher Sudhir Dhawale, human rights lawyer Surendra Gadling, tribal activist Mahesh Raut, Nagpur University English Professor Shoma Sen and activist Rona Wilson.“The accused have been indicted under a number of Sections like 124A and 153 of the IPC as well as the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for seditious activities, propagating a wrong kind of history designed to foster a climate of hate, sowing seeds of discord between communities, planning to overthrow the established government and acting as a channel for funds for a proscribed organisation,” said a senior police officer, on condition of anonymity.The police had filed the application seeking an extension on grounds that as the UAPA had been invoked against the accused the period to file the chargesheet could be extended up to 180 days as the investigation was not yet complete.During her arguments in September seeking an extension to file the chargesheet, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar had alleged that the accused had received ₹5 lakh for allegedly fomenting the Bhima-Koregaon clashes.Urban naxalismSaying that the phenomenon of ‘urban naxalism’ was graver than the one in the jungles, Ms. Pawar had presented before the court that the police had evidence of the funds being given to the accused with instructions to aggravate the clashes during the bicentenary celebrations of the 1818 battle of Bhima-Koregaon.The prosecution further submitted that the police needed the additional time to thoroughly examine the vast quantity of electronic data in the form of CDs, pen drives, hard disks that had been seized from the homes of the accused during the multi-city raids on June 6 besides probing their bank accounts and phone call records.The investigating officer in the case, ACP Shivaji Pawar had submitted before the court that the accused activists were allegedly attempting to veer youth from prestigious institutes towards Naxalism.The two countrywide swoops by the Pune police – in June and in August – were based on an FIR registered at the city’s Vishrambaug Wada police station in connection with ostensibly provocative speeches made during the controversial Elgaar Parishad.The FIR was based on a complaint by one Tushar Damgude against six participants, including Mr. Dhawale, of the Parishad. Those named in the FIR were members of the Kabir Kala Manch – a radical Dalit cultural troupe.The complaint had accused the KKM activists of making a number of “inflammatory” speeches and delivering “socially divisive” presentations during the course of the troupe’s performance and recitals at the ‘Elgaar Parishad’, which lasted nearly eight hours and witnessed the participation of thousands of persons from more than 250 progressive social outfits including several left-leaning and Ambedkarite groups across Maharashtra.