Tonight, and currently on-going, Warren Haynes is performing a special symphonic tribute to the late great Jerry Garcia at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. While Haynes has played a handful of these performances earlier in the summer, tonight’s has special significance for a number of reasons. Aside from today being Garcia’s birthday, the show also marks the first time ever that Garcia’s guitar Tiger was used in a public performance since the Grateful Dead member’s death. The full story about Tiger can be found here.The performance just recently started, and the Jerry Garcia page has shared some live footage from the event. Watch “Dark Star” and “Bird Song/Crazy Fingers” from the show, streaming below. We’ll be sure to update tomorrow with full coverage of this emotional performance.
The House Commission X overseeing education, sports, tourism and the creative economy asked the government to postpone the Games because of the coronavirus. The chairman of the commission, Syaiful Huda, said the Games could be delayed until 2021.“There are many sporting events at the regional and international levels that have been postponed due to COVID-19, like the Tokyo Olympics and the Euro Cup. So there’s nothing wrong with postponing the PON to 2021,” Syaiful said as quoted by tempo.co.Syaiful, a National Awakening Party (PAN) politician, also said that the current circumstances were not conducive to the construction of several unfinished sporting venues in the host province.“Based on the latest information, there are still several venues that aren’t ready yet, so their development needs to be sped up,” Syaiful said. “If the airports and ports are closed, this means construction materials can’t be transported to Papua, which disrupts the building process.”The Papua administration began closing airports and ports across its 29 cities and regencies in March 26 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Some local leaders have asked for the Health Ministry’s permission to impose large-scale social restrictions in their respective regions.Papua Governor Lukas Enembe sent a letter to President Jokowi earlier this week asking to reconsider the timeline of the Games, saying the disease had affected preparations for the quadrennial event, kompas.com reported.In his letter dated April 7, Lukas reported that while 85 to 90 percent of the venues were ready, he was worried the remaining tasks would be disrupted in the coming months due to a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region.As of midday on Thursday, the official government tally of confirmed infections in Papua was 38 with two deaths.Minister Zainudin said the decision of whether to postpone the Games could go either way.“Right now, the regional administration is focusing its efforts on containing the spread of COVID-19,” he said, explaining that a deadline on making a decision would be determined after consulting the President.The ministry had yet to tally up the costs it would bear should Jokowi decide to postpone the Games to 2021, Zainudin said, and it was already dealing with a very busy schedule next year, with at least six international events to prepare for.The ministry allocated Rp 500 billion (US$30.7 million) of its Rp 1.7 trillion budget for PON preparations. It is currently reallocating funds to assist with the government’s COVID-19 response.Topics : “We are currently looking into the input from various sides, including the House of Representatives Commission X,” Zainudin said in a teleconference on Tuesday.“The main thing that we are considering is how long the pandemic might last.”COVID-19, classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, has entered more than 200 countries worldwide, infecting more than 1.4 million people and causing over 80,000 deaths. It has had a particularly devastating effect on the sporting world, causing big events such as the 2020 Olympics Games and the Wimbledon Grand Slam to be postponed.In Indonesia, most sporting events have been canceled or pushed back, including soccer and basketball leagues. The fate of the first-ever National Games (PON) to be held in Indonesia’s easternmost province this year hangs in the balance, as it appears likely that the PON will become the latest major sporting event to be adversely affected by COVID-19.Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said his office was scrutinizing every aspect of the Games ahead of a planned consultation meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, emphasizing that only the leader could determine whether or not it will run as planned.The Games, to be held in Papua for the first time ever, are scheduled to run from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2, with athletes from across the country to compete in 37 sports in Jayapura city and Jayapura, Mimika and Merauke regencies.
If anyone needed an explanation as to why the Solvay boys basketball team could break a 25-year Section III championship drought, Monday night’s memorable 74-69 overtime victory over Westhill provided it.So many things could have derailed the Bearcats, both early in this game and then late in regulation and the four-minute extra period, but Solvay weathered all of them and scored the game’s final five points to break a 69-69 tie – without its leading scorer on the floor.Clearly, the Warriors were far from the same team the Bearcats handled 71-56 on Jan. 2, having gone 7-1 since that game and moved into no. 25 in the state Class B rankings, eight spots behind Solvay at no. 17. And Westhill’s newfound confidence manifested itself in a first half that would have sank most opponents. Not stopping there, Bagozzi, along with Elijah Wright and Jaimen Bliss, pushed the Bearcats in front early in the fourth quarter, and it was up 60-52 with four minutes left, having gone on a 30-7 run.But Brown switched the momentum again with eight consecutive points, and by the time Elliott Rouse converted with 2:20 left, Westhill had tied it again, 64-64.A tense exchange followed, the Warriors going in front 66-65 when Rouse hit with less than a minute left. A Wright free throw pulled Solvay even 66-66, and when the Bearcats could not get a shot off in the final seconds of regulation, it went to OT.They were still tied, 69-69, when Bagozzi fouled out with 1:19 left in the extra period. Again, the Bearcats appeared to have absorbed a decisive blow, but again it responded in a convincing manner.Wright forced a steal, then powered in a layup with 53 seconds to play. On Westhill’s next possession, Antonio Gonzalez made a big block, the Bearcats ran down the clock and Will Evans, in the game for Bagozzi, hit a lay-up, was fouled and sank a clinching free throw.For the night, Wright had 23 points, just behind Bagozzi’s 26 points as Bliss got 18 points. Brown finished with 24 points, helped by 14 points from Rouse and 12 points from freshman Luke Gilmartin.This exciting win, plus clinching the OHSL Liberty National division regular-season title, made Wednesday’s 66-61 defeat to Fayetteville-Manlius in the regular-season finale a bit easier to take.Bagozzi was held to nine points as Bliss got 20 points and Wright 14 points. Ethan Page led the Hornets with 17 points as Charlie Gadsden, James Madill (12 points each) and Luke Davison (10 points) also hit double figures.Now, with its 16-4 overall record, Solvay would wait out two full weeks before finding out on Feb. 19 where it would start the sectional Class B tournament, hoping that, by that point, Justin Scott would return from the injury that sidelined him in the second half of the regular season.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Zach Brown set the tone, hitting all four of his 3-pointers in the first quarter, and it didn’t stop there, the Warriors eventually connecting nine times beyond the arc in the first half.As if that wasn’t enough, Westhill’s vaunted defense appeared ready to shut Solvay down, shutting them out in the last four-plus minutes of the second quarter on the way to establishing a 43-25 margin at the break.Still trailing 45-30 in the third quarter, Solvay completely turned the game around, fueled by Brock Bagozzi, the senior guard burning Westhill for 16 points in that period to erase most of its deficit. Tags: boys basketballSolvayWesthill