Kris Myers Of Umphrey’s McGee To Sub In For Adam Deitch At Tonight’s Break Science Show

first_imgTickets for the show are available here. After the Grand Rapids show tonight, the next dates on the books for Break Science are a pair of performances at Electric Forest Festival next weekend and the weekend after. For more information and a full list of upcoming dates, head to Break Science website.While it will certainly be weird to see a Break Science show without Deitch, we can’t wait to hear how this one-off substitute collaboration between Kris Myers and Borahm Lee will turn out! Tonight, June 17th, 2017, Break Science is scheduled to perform at Grand Rapids, MI’s The Intersection. The electro-hip-hop duo is normally comprised of drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist/producer Borahm Lee. However, according to a post on the duo’s Twitter page this afternoon, this evening’s show will look (and likely sound) different than usual: Due to unforeseen (and undisclosed) circumstances, Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee will handle drum duties at the Grand Rapids performance tonight in Deitch’s place.last_img read more

Home minister downplays concerns about COVID-19 cluster emerging during election preparations

first_imgHome Minister Tito Karnavian has denied that any COVID-19 transmission clusters have emerged from the ongoing preparations for December’s simultaneous regional elections, adding that organizers are enforcing additional protocols to ensure the polls will be safe.Tito said that organizers had conducted individual verification for candidates between June 12 and June 24, which he said was one of the preparation stages predicted to be most prone to COVID-19 transmission. However, he claimed that there had been no reports of transmission from the verification process. Additionally, no clusters were reported when the ministry performed door-to-door checks to update data on the estimated 105 million voters between July 15 and Aug. 13. “I have not heard of any transmission clusters from this activity,” Tito said in a press conference after Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting.Amid reports of candidates violating health regulations while registering for the elections, Tito said that the lack of time to communicate the health protocols effectively could have lead to violations, or that some parties may have intentionally violated the regulations as a “show of force”.Read also: Voter turnout in upcoming elections may drop nearly 50 percent due to COVID-19: LSI To ensure safe elections, KPU chief Arief Budiman said during the conference that organizers would limit the number of attendees allowed at campaign meetings and face-to-face town hall debates to 100 and 50, respectively, while others would be required to participate virtuallyThe KPU will also limit the maximum number of voters at polling sites to 500, and will arrange voting schedules to prevent crowds, in addition to providing masks, face shields and gloves for organizers and voters.“We will also ask organizers to take a COVID-19 rapid test to ensure that they are not infected,” Arief said.Furthermore, Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) head Abhan said that additional legal tools were needed to enforce heavier sanctions against health protocol violators, such as using laws on health quarantines and infectious disease outbreaks.On Dec. 9, 270 regions will hold simultaneous elections, including nine provinces, 224 regencies and 37 municipalities. Some, however, have raised concerns that holding the elections during the coronavirus pandemic could increase transmissions.Topics :last_img read more

Gettin’ real

first_imgAustin Vogel | Daily Trojan(From left to right): Panelists Jenni Pulos, Mike Shouhed, Brendon Villegas, Rachel Reilly Villegas, Lydia McLaughlin, Jason Wahler and Chanel Dudley shared how they got started in the reality television industry. Some of the shows that were represented at the event include Shahs of Sunset and The Amazing Race.last_img

Croatia 2-0 Nigeria: Five things we learned

first_imgIt was a comfortable win at the end of a cagey match for Croatia. An own goal by Etebo in the first half and a Luka Modric penalty in the second helped them secure the 2-0 win and they now go top of the Group D being the only team to have managed to secure a win.Here are five things we learned. NIGERIA’S INEXPERIENCE IN DEFENSE EXPLOITEDPoor marking from the Nigerian defence as they failed to pick out Rebic who flicked on Modric’s corner kick led to the first goal and a moment of naivety from William Ekong led to his manhandling of Mario Mandzukic in the box, leading to the penalty kick which was coolly slotted home by Modric. Nigeria’s vulnerability at set pieces resurfaced as seen in the friendly game against the Czech Republic.NIGERIA SHORT OF ATTACKING IDEASNigeria didn’t know how to break down a very resolute and strong Croatian defence. So many times, they tried to loft the ball to Ighalo but it was ineffective as Dejan Lovren and Vida were first to most of the aerial balls. Considering the height of the Croatian defence, it was very surprising to see Nigeria rely on crosses and long balls. There was also a disconnect between Mikel Obi and the lone striker [Ighalo who was later substituted for Iheanacho] as Mikel often dropped deep. This made the lone striker very isolated up front. Nigeria’s build-up play was also very slow as they often passed the ball backwards and sideways with no intent of creating some attacks of their own. They need to work on their movement up front as they were very disorganized going forward and couldn’t muster any clear-cut opportunity throughout the game. IS MIKEL OBI AN IDEAL NO. 10?Rohr has stuck to Mikel Obi in the no. 10 position but with this display, it is very difficult to see how Nigeria is going to create goal scoring opportunities. Mikel’s tendency to drop deep really hurt the side as there was no creative outlet. For one who spent most of his career playing as a defensive midfielder, Rohr should perhaps consider restoring him to his normal holding midfield role as they will need a lot of creativity against Iceland and Argentina. Mikel offers control and calmness on the ball but his creative ability is really questionable.CROATIA DARING AND WILL SHOOT AT THE SIGHT OF GOALIn the first half, Croatia relied on Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic to control the game from deep. Modric and Rakitic did spray some wonderful passes to wingers Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic who swapped positions several times and were very threatening. However, aside from the threats from the flanks, Croatia did not fear to take shots as Perisic, Andrej Kramaric and Rakitic didn’t fear to let out shots from distance.IWOBI DIDN’T COME TO THE PARTY It was a frustrating performance for Alex Iwobi who was anonymous for most periods of the game until his substitution in the 62nd minute. He was expected to light up the left flank with some dazzling runs but he was not up to the task. —-Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more

Joc Pederson’s ‘superstar’ spring is a touchy subject for Dodgers rookie

Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. >> Only one major league player has hit more home runs in spring training than Joc Pederson’s six. His name is Kris Bryant, a rookie third baseman for the Chicago Cubs, who has nine.Under an arcane rule, the Cubs can delay Bryant’s free-agent eligibility by keeping him in the minor leagues 13 days into this season. Many observers believe the Cubs will do exactly that.The Dodgers have given no indication that they will do the same with Pederson. Besides, Pederson spent 28 days with the Dodgers at the end of last season. To delay Pederson’s free agency by a year, the Dodgers would have to keep him in the minor leagues until mid-May.And to do that now seems downright silly. Pederson hasn’t been told that he will be on the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster, but he is leaving them little choice. In addition to his home runs, the 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .389 and has cut back on the strikeouts (12 in 22 games) that made his at-bats last September seem like a boom-or-bust proposition. • MORE DODGERS: Vin Scully is getting ready to begin 66th season with DodgersDodgers manager Don Mattingly has said that any decision on Pederson would be made late in camp. With only three days remaining in Arizona, all Pederson has done is been one of the most consistent hitters in the league. Mattingly at least acknowledges this; Pederson won’t even go that far. “There’s going to be great days, there’s going to be terrible days, and I just try to stay even keel, come back the next day and stick to the same routine,” he said. “I’m fortunate that Mark (McGwire, the Dodgers hitting coach) and Val (assistant hitting coach John Valentin) are there to help and keep me on track.Asked if he deserves a spot on the Opening Day roster after a 2-for-3, one-homer game Sunday, Pederson sounded like a man afraid of jinxing his chances. “I just show up every day,” he said, “and go about the process that the coaches have laid out for me and do whatever I can to help the team win.”That process was not always there for him last September. Pederson was an everyday player at Triple-A Albuquerque last season, a spot in the batting cage waiting for him when he arrived. He often arrived early.After being called up in September, Pederson’s time in the batting cage was limited. The Dodgers’ regulars had priority. Many of them showed up early, too.Between the mechanical changes Pederson made to his swing in the off-season, and the practice he’s had keeping everything synchronized, the results are not surprising to McGwire.“That’s the body of work that he’s put in to maintain and to work off of to be successful,” McGwire said. “You can’t just show up and play anymore. I don’t think it exists. You have to put in the work, to put in the study, and he’s willing to do that.“The work he’s put in in the offseason, and what he’s doing and sticking with it, you’re seeing the potential” — McGwire paused, as if choosing the words carefully – “of a superstar in the making.” Pederson is choosing his words carefully, too. A visiting writer asked him Sunday about becoming “the Dodgers’ next great center fielder.” Pederson’s expression didn’t change, his poker skills apparently in midseason form. “It’s not about me,” Pederson said. “It’s about the team. I have to do whatever I can to help win the ball game.”AlsoAngels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that his Opening Day roster will feature four starters and eight relievers. Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago are expected to be the four starters, with Andrew Heaney, Nick Tropeano and possibly Drew Rucinski heading to the minors to start the season. … Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe was a late lineup scratch because of a minor illness. … Mattingly said that right-hander Joe Wieland will start Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Wieland was optioned to the Dodgers’ minor-league camp March 16. read more