Phish Offers Free Webcast Code For Fans Affected By Mansfield Sound Issues

first_imgLast Friday night, in the middle of a stellar second set at Mansfield, MA’s Xfinity Center, Phish‘s PA blew out, causing the band to have to leave the stage mid-song until the technical issues were fixed. After a brief pause, the sound team was able to route the audio through alternate equipment and the show went on.Despite Sound Troubles, Phish Shines A ‘Light’ On Mansfield [Recap/Setlist/Gallery]However, they were unable to route the sound from the alternate equipment to the lawn speakers for the remainder of the show, causing many lawn ticket holders to complain that the rest of the second set and encore was virtually inaudible from the GA section. Ever-conscious of making sure their fans are taken care of, the band announced in a Facebook post that all Mansfield lawn ticket holders will be sent code vouchers for a free future webcast. You can see the post below: Thanks, Phish!last_img read more

Pilots’ risky flying blamed in Swiss vintage plane crash

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — Swiss investigators say “high-risk flying” by the pilots of a vintage propeller plane led to a 2018 crash in the Alps that killed all 20 people on board. The 79-year-old Junkers Ju-52 operated by local airline Ju-Air crashed in southeastern Switzerland on Aug. 4, 2018. The airplane, which was carrying 17 passengers and three crew members, slammed near-vertically into a mountain. It was flying back from Locarno in southern Switzerland to its base near Zurich. The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board said in its final report Thursday that “the pilots’ high-risk flying was a direct cause of the accident.”last_img read more

Trail Mix – Whitney Rose Song Premiere!!

first_imgCountry music is as American as baseball and apple pie.Is it wrong, then, to look north to Canada for country music’s next great female voice?I hope not, because Whitney Rose, whose second record, Heartbreaker of The Year, which releases on August 21st, is ready to lay claim to that mantle.Rose’s new record, produced by Raul Malo, front man for longtime country stalwarts The Mavericks, was recorded in just four days and has been described by the singer as both a little weird and quirky while remaining rooted in classic country influences.Trail Mix happily included “Little Piece of You” this month and is thrilled to offer up the premiere of “Ain’t It Wise.”“‘Ain’t It Wise’ is about love, but I wouldn’t really call it a love song,” says Rose. “It’s all about the complication that comes with finding love and how difficult it can be to maintain. Love is a universal feeling that most people have felt in one way or another, so it should be simple. Just love someone. But it sure as hell isn’t that easy.So, here it is, folks.  Enjoy!Whitney Rose will be in Hamilton, Canada, at the Festival of Friends on Sunday, August 9th. September finds Whitney back in the Southeast, with dates in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.For more information on Whitney Rose, the new record, or when she might be on a stage near you, please check out her website. And if you dug “Ain’t It Wise,” make sure you check out “Little Piece of You” on this month’s Trail Mix.Photo by Jen Squires.last_img read more

Syracuse refocuses from 3rd set slip to beat Niagara at Big Orange tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 31, 2014 at 8:51 pm The third set of Syracuse’s match against Niagara Sunday afternoon was the Orange’s 11th in two days.SU had cruised through the first two sets against the Purple Eagles, but knew discipline would be needed to close out the match.“During the first two sets, they had something,” SU head coach Leonid Yelin said. “After the third game… they were empty.”The Purple Eagles (1-2) dominated the third set with the help of its setter Alexis Gray and her fast, powerful serves. The Orange (2-1) was unable to control them and dropped the third, but refocused in the fourth set to close out the match 3-1 behind strong play from Leah Levert and Monika Salkute.“You can take a timeout and hope something changes,” Yelin said. “You can pray. But in the end, a player has to serve receive.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGray served four consecutive Niagara points from 16-7 to 19-7, a stretch that included two aces. And while SU players struggled to return serves throughout the third set, they attributed it to a lapse in concentration.“People were trying to bring the energy, to save it for the next game,” SU junior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk said. “Forget about this one, but start building confidence to start the fourth [set] as good as we can.”The strategy of conserving energy seemed to work, as Syracuse came out in the fourth set looking more focused defensively. The team jumped out to a 6-2 lead behind two blocks from Levert and another from outside hitter Silvi Uattara.“(Levert) understood what we needed her (to do), not to try to do something crushing,” Yelin said. “She gave us ball control, serve receive, she made two great blocks.”The Purple Eagles mounted a small comeback to get within one at 11-10 with Gray stepping back to serve once more. But the Orange broke her serve after only two points on a questionable in-or-out call on the back line that sent Niagara head coach Vilis Ozols into a frenzy.The Orange responded with three points of its own to retake the lead before relying on more strong defense from Levert and timely hitting by middle blocker Monika Salkute.“Sometimes … you can see if the block is going to be close to the line, so I’m going [to hit the ball] across [the court] most of the time,” Salkute said.Her strategy worked as she scored two of the Orange’s final four points, including the match winner, on kills.After the tournament between Syracuse, Niagara, Delaware and Temple concluded, Salkute and Uattara were named to the all-tournament team.Sunday’s win improved the team’s record to 2-1, all three games played at home in the Big Orange Tournament. Syracuse won its opening match against Delaware State, 3-0, before losing its second match of the day 3-2 to Temple, losing by two points in the final set.The team’s next game is Sept. 5 against Depaul in the Chicago State Tournament.“The whole body, the brain, was just screaming and looking for this break,” Yelin said. “But when you ask them what’s different (between the first two sets and the last two), they didn’t do anything differently.” Commentslast_img read more

Mason City’s mayor proclaims state of emergency — listen back to today’s press conference here

first_imgCity staff in these buildings will continue to work and provide services to the public electronically, by phone, by mail, and when necessary, by appointment. Listen back to today’s press conference via the audio player below:From: Aaron Burnett, City AdministratorDate: March 17, 2020Subject: Mayor Schickel Declares State of Emergency in Mason City The City Hall building will be closed to public access, suspending face-to-face and in-person payment transactions for the protection of residents and city staff. Specifically, City Hall will close at the end of the business day, Tuesday, March 17 and will remain closed until further notice. Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Charles H. MacNider Museum will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff will continue to work and will be available to answer questions during this time via phone and email.  The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum will also discontinue youth and adult activities through April 10.  The ceramics studio will remain closed during this time, as well as the Imagination Playground.  Please follow the Museum online and on Facebook for daily art projects, lessons, and inspiration. For information and questions related to City services and programs, please contact the appropriate City department or submit a request through the City’s Citizen Request Center at PROCLAMATIONWHEREAS, one of the most important responsibilities of City Government is theprotection of the citizens it serves; andWHEREAS, on March 9, 2020 a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency was issued tocoordinate the State of Iowa’s response to this outbreak and such disaster continues toexist; andWHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamationdeclaring that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a nationalemergency; andWHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued a State of Public HealthDisaster Emergency; andWHEREAS, Iowa Department of Public Health and Governor Reynolds hasrecommended immediate implementation of several mitigation measures includingavoiding gatherings of events of more than 10 people, andWHEREAS,  Iowa Code and the Mason City City Code grants the Mayor powers inemergency circumstances when public danger exists to take extraordinary steps to protectthe public health and safety; andNOW, THEREFORE, I, Bill Schickel, Mayor of Mason City, Iowa do hereby proclaimthe following;I hereby determine that a state of emergency or public danger exists and direct that allgatherings of 10 people or more on public property or public right-of-way are herebyprohibited as of midnight tonight and any permits or permissions previously granted arehereby rescinded.This Proclamation of emergency and public danger is part of an ongoing response of theCity of Mason City to protect public health and safety and may be modified orsuperseded with more restrictive proclamations at any time as circumstances warrant.I further ask all citizens to follow the guidelines set out by Centers for Disease Control,the Iowa Department of Public Health, and Cerro Gordo Public Health.Whereupon I subscribe my name and the seal of the City of Mason City on this 17 th dayof March, 2020.___________________Bill Schickel, Mayor The Call Center is operating from 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday for individuals with questions about COVID-19. The phone numbers are (641) 494-3546 or (641) 494-3547. Citizens can also call 2-1-1 for statewide information. MASON CITY, Iowa – Mayor Bill Schickel declared a state of emergency in Mason City in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The City of Mason City will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions that support public health and reduce spread of COVID-19. The public will be updated as needed. Through this proclamation, Mayor Schickel is prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people on public property or public right-of-way effective at midnight tonight and strongly suggests private gatherings of 10 or more people on private property should be avoided. The proclamation follows a statement last week encouraging social distancing. The Mason City Public Library closed to the public effective March 17 through March 28, 2020 (subject to change). For information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit or At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo County but the proclamation follows the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) notification of community spread of the virus in Iowa and recommendation of the immediate implementation of mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus. Utility Billing payment options during this period include:ACH (Automated Clearing House) and e-check automatic bill payments will continue as regularly scheduled.Payments can be made online at, click the ‘Utility Payments’ icon on the left sideChecks can be mailed to: Utility Billing, City Hall, 10 First Street NW, Mason City, IA 50401.Payments can be dropped at the drop box located just west of City Hall.Single use sanitation stickers will not be available to purchase at City Hall and instead will be available at area stores for purchase.Bus passes will not be available for purchase at City Hall until further notice. The Recreation Business Office located in Southbridge Mall will also be closed until further notice. The childcare services portion will remain open.last_img read more