Asbestos road show raises risk awarenessOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today A road show is touring the country raising awareness among employers of newguidelines designed to improve the management of risk from asbestos. The HSE road show, launched in September, will travel up and down thecountry until the end of this month. New rules are being brought in next year that will require owners andoccupiers to determine the presence of asbestos in their buildings and assessand control the risk. – One in seven people in the West may have been damaged by exposure toasbestos, according to research presented at the annual congress of theEuropean Respiratory Society in September. Researchers re-examined 160autopsies and found “pleural plaques”, a thickening of a lungmembrane suggestive of damage, in 14 per cent of the women, and in 20 per centof the men. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
March 13, 2020 /Sports News – National Coronavirus and sports: The Masters postponed, NCAA March Madness tournament cancelled over safety concerns Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStock (NEW YORK) — As more people across the United States test positive for the novel novel coronavirus, the health emergency is forcing changes to major sporting events.Boston Marathon postponed until SeptemberThe 2020 Boston Marathon, which was initially scheduled for April 20, has been postponed until Sept. 14, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday.2020 Masters Tournament postponedPlayers in the hunt for the coveted green jacket will have to wait a little longer before they can drive up Magnolia Lane and on to the pristine greens of Augusta National this year.Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, released a statement Friday that “under these unique circumstances” with the coronavirus outbreak “we have decided at this time to postpone the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals.”“Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date,” Ridley continued.Augusta National will continue to work with the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local health officials and local authorities.The golf club’s decisions come on the heels of an announcement from the PGA to cancel all scheduled Tour events through the first weekend of April.NBA suspended for at least 30 daysFollowing the announcement Wednesday that the NBA would suspend its season indefinitely, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said in a letter Thursday that the “hiatus will last at least 30 days and we intend to resume the season, if and when it becomes safe for all concerned.”The league made the announcement after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert was reported to be infected with novel coronavirus. The Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game was suspended midway through the contest, though Gobert never traveled to the arena.“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”Earlier Wednesday, in San Francisco, the mayor banned all group events over 1,000 people to slow the spread of the virus.The Golden State Warriors had announced — prior to the league’s suspension — that its Thursday night game in San Francisco against the Brooklyn Nets would be played without fans.“It’s a shock for sure,” Warriors star Steph Curry said Wednesday.PGA Tour cancels The Players Championship, events through April“It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship. We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events across all of our Tours in the coming weeks, through the Valero Texas Open,” the Tour announced late Thursday.The decision came hours after PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said at a press conference that tour events would proceed as scheduled, but without fans.The Players Championship was set to begin Friday at TPC Sawgrass and Tour events will be impacted through April 5.Monahan assured fans Thursday after the initial decision that the PGA Tour is “committed to providing refunds” for patrons who had tickets for this weekend’s tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.In the wake of the new travel advisories that President Trump announced Wednesday, Monahan said the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will be postponed due to potential logistical issues for players and staff who travel internationally, which could limit the Tour’s “ability to successfully stage the event.”The PGA Tour said it has a protocol in place with its volunteer force and local health officials if a player or individual requests to be tested. Tour personnel can “make that happen and make certain there are resources in place for that situation if it were to intensify,” he said.While he did not reveal any specific protocols or decisions surrounding The Masters, Monahan said that he has “been in frequent discussion with Augusta [National Golf Club] and will leave it to Augusta to share their thinking.”The Tour has had a team in place “carefully monitoring and assessing the situation and its implications for several weeks,” Monahan said of the coronavirus pandemic, and has weighed all the options in collaboration with Tour partners and members.NCAA cancels March Madness tournamentsNCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and all remaining NCAA winter and spring championships have been canceled.“This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities,” the NCAA said in a statement.The move came shortly after the Athletic Coast Conference suspended all games, practices and other activities in NCAA championships.“This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority. This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19, ” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. MLB delays opening day, suspends spring trainingMLB said on Thursday it would suspend spring training games and delay the start of the regular season by two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.“This action is being taken in the interests of the safety and well-being of our players, clubs and our millions of loyal fans,” the league said in a statement.The league said it is preparing contingency plans for the 2020 schedule and announce updates as they become available.“Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our players, employees and fans. MLB will continue to undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts,” the league said in a statement.Additionally, the World Baseball Classic qualifying games in Tucson, Arizona, were postponed.Arsenal FC coach tests positiveMikel Arteta, the head coach of Arsenal Football Club in England’s Premier League, has tested positive for coronavirus and personnel who had direct contact with him — including the team members — have gone into self-isolation, the team announced.The affected Arsenal staff include the full first-team squad, the coaching staff and “a smaller number of people from our Hale End” training center, the team said in a statement.“This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed,” Arteta said in a statement.Staff members who didn’t have close contact with the coach will return to work in the next couple of days, and all training facilities will be closed to undergo deep cleaning, according to the team.Arsenal officials warned that upcoming games may have to be postponed, but they would provide fans with updates as they get them.NFL cancels annual meetingNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams that he would cancel the league’s annual meeting that was scheduled from March 29 to April 1.“There will be full consideration and votes on any open football issues, including playing rules, bylaws, and resolutions, as well as other business matters, that were on the agenda for the Annual Meeting, at the Spring meeting scheduled for May 19-20,” the NFL said in a statement.Rudy Gobert apologizes for mocking outbreakUtah Jazz center Rudy Gobert made his first public statement since it was revealed he had contracted the coronavirus in a conciliatory post on Instagram.Gobert jokingly touched all of the press microphones during a news conference Monday, mocking the outbreak after the NBA put new restrictions on media coverage in locker rooms. The 27-year-old player apologized in the post.“At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse,” he said.Gobert said he is in great care and will recover. He advised others to take the outbreak seriously and be cautious.“I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as [a] way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus,” he said.Second Utah Jazz player tests positiveUtah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell announced he tested positive for the coronavirus in an Instagram post.“I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help,” he said.Mitchell’s teammate, Rudy Gobert, tested positive on Wednesday, which prompted the league to suspend the season.Mitchell thanked fans for his support and wished everyone to stay safe as the outbreak continues.NHL suspends season due to shared facilities with multiple NBA facilities“In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight’s games,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement Thursday.He went on, “It now seems likely that some member of the NHL community would test positive at some point” and therefore “it is no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time.”“We will continue to monitor all the appropriate medical advice, and we will encourage our players and other members of the NHL community to take all reasonable precautions – including by self-quarantine, where appropriate,” Bettman said. “Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup. Until then, we thank NHL fans for your patience and hope you stay healthy.”PGA Tour proceeds without fans through AprilPGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced at a press conference on Thursday that “PGA Tour events across all tours will currently proceed as scheduled, but will do so without fans.”The policy will go into effect for The Players Championship that begins Friday and will continue through the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, which begins March 30 and ends on April 5.“We feel that this is a safe environment in which to continue to move forward with the tournament with 144 players and limited personnel on site,” Monahan said of the 400-acre venue at TPC Sawgrass. “We’re comfortable that this is the right path forward, but this is something that we’ll continue to monitor as we go forward.”Monahan assured fans that the PGA Tour is “committed to providing refunds” for patrons who had tickets for this weekend’s tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.The PGA Tour said it has a protocol in place with its volunteer force and local health officials if a player or individual requests to be tested. Tour personnel can “make that happen and make certain there are resources in place for that situation if it were to intensify,” he said.In the wake of the new travel advisories that President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, Monahan said the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will be postponed due to potential logistical issues for players and staff who travel internationally, which could limit the Tour’s “ability to successfully stage the event.”While he did not reveal any specific protocols or decisions surrounding The Masters, Monahan said that he has “been in frequent discussion with Agusta [National Golf Club] and will leave it to Augusta to share their thinking.”The Tour has had a team in place “carefully monitoring and assessing the situation and its implications for several weeks,” Monahan said of the coronavirus pandemic, and has weighed all the options in collaboration with Tour partners and members.Major League Soccer suspends season for 30 days“Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season — based on the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials and employees,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced on Thursday.NBA suspends seasonThe NBA announced it will suspend its season indefinitely following Wednesday’s game.The announcement came after a player with the Utah Jazz, identified as Rudy Gobert by ESPN’s senior NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, was diagnosed with novel coronavirus. The Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game was suspended midway through the contest, though Gobert never traveled to the arena.“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”The news came after the league considered playing games in empty arenas.Earlier Wednesday, in San Francisco, the mayor banned all group events over 1,000 people to slow the spread of the virus.The Golden State Warriors had announced — prior to the league’s suspension — that its Thursday night game in San Francisco against the Brooklyn Nets would be played without fans.“It’s a shock for sure,” Warriors star Steph Curry said Wednesday.“Everything about our routines is reliant upon that kind of game day energy. Pulling up to the arena, seeing fans outside of Chase [Center] walking around in all the Warrior jerseys, even energy in the building, you can feel it all the way through the locker room, through the tunnel,” Curry said. “The only thing is try to have a conversation about how you raise your level of intensity from the jump because you don’t have that actual adrenaline rush of playing in front of 18,000 people like that.”“I know once the game starts it will be fairly easy to get into that type of flow,” he added.All other games and events at San Francisco’s Chase Center, the home to the Warriors, through March 21 were canceled or postponed, officials added.NBA players told to self-quarantineFor now, the Utah Jazz will be under quarantine in Oklahoma City. Thunder players were not tested and sent home, according to ESPN.Some players who faced off on the court against the Jazz in recent days — including the Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers — have been told to self-quarantine, ESPN said.League sources told ESPN that some players and coaches from those teams scrambled to get tested for the virus as early as Wednesday night after learning of Gobert’s diagnosis.In addition to the team’s recent opponents, there have been more than a dozen referees who have worked Jazz games over the past week that went on to officiate other league games. By late Wednesday night, players who’d come in contact with the Jazz were seeking tests for the virus, ESPN said.Ivy League cancels springs athleticsThe Ivy League on Wednesday canceled all games and practices through the rest of this academic year.“In accordance with the guidance of public health and medical professionals, several Ivy League institutions have announced that students will not return to campus after spring break, and classes will be held virtually during the semester,” the council of presidents said in a statement. “Given this situation, it is not feasible for practice and competition to continue.”Each school will determine if winter teams and athletes who qualified for postseason play will participate, the council said.The league also announced it was canceling its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and that the regular season champions had been planned to advance to the NCAA tournament.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS Amsterdam to Keep Vigilance of Caribbean Waters View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Drug August 14, 2013 View post tag: waters View post tag: Defense View post tag: Intercept On August 11, Dutch supply ship HNLMS Amsterdam, equipped with an on-board NH90 helicopter, set sail for the Caribbean from the port of Den Helder.In the next 4 months, HNLMS Amsterdam will serve as a guard ship and be deployed to intercept drug transports and support the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard. The ship will also provide humanitarian assistance in the event of a hurricane.HNLMS Amsterdam is expected to arrive in Willemstad, Curaçao, on 26 August where it will relieve HNLMS Holland. In the past 4 months, patrol vessel HNLMS Holland intercepted several drug transports in the Caribbean waters, including the seizure of 1,000 kilos of cocaine at the beginning of June.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2013; Image: Dutch MoD View post tag: Navy View post tag: HNLMS View post tag: Defence HNLMS Amsterdam to Keep Vigilance of Caribbean Waters View post tag: Vigilance View post tag: Caribbean View post tag: Naval View post tag: Amsterdam View post tag: keep Share this article
Back to overview,Home naval-today Focused op Vigilant Lion completed in Gulf of Aden Vessels View post tag: CTF September 12, 2018 View post tag: Vigilant Lion View post tag: CMF Focused op Vigilant Lion completed in Gulf of Aden In an effort to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Singapore-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 conducted focused operation on behalf of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).The operation, Vigilant Lion, which ran from August 31 to September 8, involved adjacent forces in CMF, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, Independent Deployers, and regional counter-piracy stakeholders.As informed, the objectives of the operation were to improve maritime domain awareness through information sharing and enhance assurance to merchant shipping through intensified actions at sea.The first two days of Vigilant Lion saw CTF151’s flagship JS Akebono and CTF465’s flagship ESPS Castilla performing zone surveillance and protection for multiple vulnerable vessels transiting the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC). During this same period, aerial surveillance by the Japanese JN41 squadron, the EU NAVFOR aircraft CISNE and naval helicopters surged, with JN41 significantly increasing their surveillance flights out of Djibouti.CTF151 also coordinated with multiple maritime agencies around the Gulf of Aden to conduct maritime awareness calls over VHF. The calls encouraged cooperation and communication amongst maritime users, including fishermen and merchant vessels operating in the area.As part of Vigilant Lion, CTF151 provided a platform for multi-coalition forces to discuss issues related to the potential prosecution of suspected pirates caught operating in the Gulf of Aden. In addition, Table Top Exercises (TTXs) involving CMF legal advisors, senior national representatives, as well as representatives from EUNAVFOR and the US 5th Fleet, were conducted to better understand the national mandates of contributing nations to counter-piracy operations.Vigilant Lion culminated in a mock-boarding of a US-flagged merchant vessel, Maersk Kensington, by an Indian destroyer INS Teg. Maersk Kensington had been ‘fixed’ by the Japanese destroyer JS Ikazuchi, after having been located by a combination of satellite and maritime patrol aircraft from both CTF151 and EU NAVFOR. Share this article
Court Denies Motions Attacking Jury Verdict For Worker In Wage SuitDave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comA federal judge Thursday rejected motions for judgment in its favor or a new trial by employers who lost a jury trial over unpaid wages to a Terre Haute worker.A jury in December awarded $171,345.76 to Daniel L. Brown, who sued Presstime Graphics Inc., Osler Institute Inc., and owner Joseph Selliken Jr. in December 2013. The total included damages for unpaid overtime Brown worked plus liquidated damages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Indiana Wage Payment Statute.Brown provided security and maintenance services for the defendants from June 2010 to October 2013. He claimed he turned in timecards reporting he worked 35 hours a week, but he actually was working many more hours, often seven days a week. He claimed supervisors told him to track his overtime separately, and the he would be paid for that time in the future.The defendants moved under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 50(b) and 59(a) for judgment as a matter of law or a new trial, but District Judge William T. Lawrence denied the motion. Defendants argued in part that Brown wasn’t under the direct supervision of a named defendant, but Lawrence ruled otherwise.“There was ample evidence at trial to support a finding that the Defendants knew or had reason to know that the Plaintiff was working overtime on a regular basis,” he wrote in Daniel L. Brown v. Presstime Graphics, Inc., et al., 2:13-cv-425. “As the Defendants acknowledge, the law does not permit an employer to avoid paying overtime by remaining willfully ignorant of an employee’s hours.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
High Court Takes Alcohol Wholesaler CaseThe Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could decide whether beer and wine wholesalers can also be legally permitted to sell liquor in Indiana.The justices granted transfer in the case of Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission v. Spirited Sales, LLC, 49S00-1611-PL-614, last week after Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced in late October that he would petition the high court to take the case.Zoeller first became involved in 2014 when the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission denied Spirited Sales’ application for a liquor wholesale permit. Spirited Sales is an affiliate of Monarch Beverage Co. Inc., Indiana’s largest beer and wine wholesaler, and state law prohibits wine and beer wholesalers from also wholesaling liquor as a protection against monopolies.Spirited Sales took the issue to court, and Zoeller argued that the state agency had correctly applied the law. But the Marion Superior Court overruled the ATC in August, so the agency was forced to grant a temporary permit to Spirited Sales in late September.After the Indiana Court of Appeals denied the state’s motion for a stay, Zoeller sought an emergency stay from the Indiana Supreme Court and requested transfer at the same time.Zoeller told Indiana Lawyer that he is pleased that the justices granted his motion for transfer and doing so will bring much needed clarity to an important legal issue that has significant policy implications for the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission.All justices concurred with the Indiana Trial Rule 56A transfer to the high court except Mark Massa, who is not participating in the case.The high court also granted transfer to the case of Thomas Pinner v. State of Indiana, 49S02-1611-CR-610, with all justices concurring. In that case, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the denial of a man’s motion to suppress a handgun found on him after officers questioned him in a movie theater lobby.The divided Court of Appeals found that the officer had no reasonable suspicion to stop Thomas Pinner, whom officers approached and questioned in a movie theater after receiving a call that a man matching his description had a gun in his possession.Arguments in the Pinner case are scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 15.The justices denied transfer in 26 other cases last week, including Lisa R. Harris v. State of Indiana, 83A01-1509-CR-1311, and State of Indiana v. Dejon Pitchford, 49A04-1512-CR-2173, two cases that were argued on petition to transfer last week.In Harris’ case, the Indiana Court of Appeals held that Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Organ’s investigation into Harris’ car – an investigation that eventually found meth in her possession – went above and beyond the seat belt violation he had initially stopped her for.In Pitchford, the Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court decision to suppress evidence of narcotics found on Dejon Pitchford’s body during a strip search following his arrest for misdemeanor battery.All Indiana Supreme Court transfer decisions can be vieweFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
By TIM KELLY“Find a way.”It’s the longtime motto of the Ocean City High School football team under Head Coach Kevin Smith.It stands for resilience, creativity, persistence.“This is the ultimate ‘find a way’ time,” said Smith, whose team’s off-season training and spring sports activities have been shelved due to safety measures during the coronavirus outbreak.The Red Raiders are coming off their third straight year making the playoffs, a 9-3 season that included two postseason victories and a berth in the South Jersey title game. It was their best record in 20 years.But with schools closed and students mandated to continue their studies remotely, extra-curricular activities have taken a big hit.“It’s a bit of a new reality, no doubt,” said Smith, reached by phone recently at – where else? – his residence.Even though the season opener is five months away and Smith said the summer conditioning program and other activities are still in place for now, it stings to be disrupted at a time when the program is at a high point.“The thing that has hurt the most is the loss of spring sports,” said Smith, who estimated 90 percent of the squad was participating in one.He noted those who participate, “particularly in lacrosse and track,” are better able to maintain high fitness levels.Beyond that is losing the comradery and memories that come from playing on a team.“I feel for the kids whose seasons have been canceled,” he said.In an attempt to compensate as much as possible with the mandate, the coach stays in touch with team members via text “every day.” He also has set up lifting programs for players who have access to weights at home, and alternate exercises using body weight resistance for those who do not.The team’s regular offseason lifting program vanished as a result of the statewide closing of schools. (Photo credit: OCHSfootball.com)Smith took it a step further, organizing a lifting competition for the players to help keep their conditioning programs more interesting. He assigned four teams and named a captain for each one to help keep tabs on everyone’s progress.“Sometimes that’s more effective,” to have peers doing the motivating, rather than the coaches, he said.Smith does take some solace knowing he’s not alone.“We’re all in the same boat,” he said about the other teams and his fellow coaches around South Jersey. “We’re just doing what we can and waiting to hear what the state tells us,” concerning the resumption of normal training and practice activities.In the meantime, coaches and parents also need to look out for the student athletes during the quarantine, particularly those who might have special medical or nutritional needs.“We’ve told everyone now is not the time to hold back and suffer in silence. If you need help, please let someone know,” said Smith, who teaches social studies at OCHS. “If ever there was a time to speak up and ask for help, this is it.”He urged his players and students to stay on top of their remote lessons, to get their assigned work turned in on time and to make good use of their extra time inside their homes.In taking that advice to heart, one might assume that football coaches would welcome the opportunity to watch even more tape than usual in preparation for the coming season. That, said Smith, could turn out to be a slippery slope.“That can be a Catch-22,” he said with a laugh. “You can find yourself getting too far into it. It’s best to trim that back a bit” to avoid second guessing and trying to store too many mental images.Instead, Smith said he is using the extra time to tackle a major do-it-yourself home improvement project, adding a playroom for his kids. And like many folks, he is binge-watching TV series on Netflix. His recommendations?“I ripped through ‘Tiger King’ and the new season of ‘Ozark’ is very good,” he said, “but it’s pretty dark.”The Raiders hope to be back on track with a normal practice routine as soon as possible. (Photo credit: OCHSfootball.com) Ocean City High School football coach Kevin Smith and team members are adjusting to offseason training during the state and locally mandated quarantine.
Guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. was scheduled for performances at both Mountain Jam and Governors Ball last weekend, touring behind his recently-released 2015 album, The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, he was forced to cancel his set at Mountain Jam and caused the festival to replace the time slot with a Warren Haynes solo performance. One day later he was ready to rock at GovBall, but that festival canceled its scheduled performances yesterday due to thunderstorm conditions.To make it up, the guitarist has announced a last minute performance at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY. Scheduled for tomorrow night, the show sold out almost instantaneously, but we’re still elated that Clark is doing something in the city for his loyal fans.
Boston-based jammers The Jauntee seemingly never stop their tour de force, consistently playing over one hundred shows each year. Drawing influence from a wide variety of acts, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres from rock and jazz all the way to bluegrass, psychedelic, and ambient. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon traditional song structures, and dive into “the weird” sets them apart from the average upcoming jam band.The group just announced their return to Denver over Labor Day weekend. The weekend shows are a part of the band’s annual “Dick’s Jaunt”—a two-day pre- and post- event around the annual Phish Dick’s run at the end of the summer. This year, The Jauntee’s performances will take place at Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple in Denver on September 1st and 2nd. Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons will join the band on Friday for rotating sets, and there are still a number of artists to be announced for the rest of the weekend.Tickets for the late-night performance are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.
[Video: Robert Francis] Over the past year, Katy Tur has been very open about her love of Phish. In addition to serving as the anchor for MSNBC Live and reporting for Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and more, Tur serves as the network’s resident Phish fanatic, frequently working subtle (and not-so-subtle) references to the band’s music into her on-air news scripts or using lyrics to trade shout-outs with fellow phan news personality Jake Sherman.EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC’s Katy Tur Talks Her Love Of Phish & Sneaking Lyrics Into The NewsFollowing Curveball‘s last-minute cancelation on Thursday, it’s only appropriate that Katy Tur addressed the cancelation, using her sign-off for Meet The Press Daily on August 17th as a way to sneak in a bunch of references to Phish songs, complete with a graphic onscreen counting the number of references worked in (though the counter missed her first reference). During the show’s final segment, Katy first referenced “Mike’s Song”, noting that fans were supposed to be “sharing in the groove” at the festival. From there, Katy ran through a number of song references—most likely confusing a vast portion of non-Phish lovers who were watching—including “Split Open And Melt”, “Divided Sky”, “Down With Disease”, “Water In The Sky”, “Glide”, “Julius”, “Lifeboy”, and “Dinner And A Movie”.You can check out a clip of Katy Tur’s Meet The Press Daily sign-off about Curveball’s cancelation below.