After playing today at Merryland Music Fest at Columbia, Maryland’s famous Merriweather Post Pavillion, the quintet will continue their current summer tour this Thursday, July 14th, at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. Jamgrass superstars Greensky Bluegrass played a characteristically strong show at Charleston, South Carolina’s Music Farm this past Friday, July 8th. The show featured 21 songs over two sets and an encore, but one of the biggest highlights of the night was the pair of covers to end the second set, played with their usual twangy flair–The Band‘s “The Shape I’m In” (from 1970’s Stage Fright) into Bruce Springsteen‘s “Atlantic City” (from the Boss’s 1982 acoustic album Nebraska).Thanks to archive.org user @chrisdavis, you can stream the full show below:Ellison White Photography was on the scene, and you can see his images below. As Ellison tells us, the AC in the venue went out during the show, creating quite the sweltering situation. At least the heat of the music matched that of the room!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 38-year-old Bay Shore man was shot and wounded following an altercation in Islip Terrace early Friday morning, Suffolk County police said.The victim was shot after he got into an argument with an unknown man at a gas station near where he was hit by the gunfire on Irving Place in Islip Terrace at 12:15 a.m., police saidThe victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the shooting to call them at 631-854-8352 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Federal authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a murder suspect who is believed to have fled North Carolina, where he is facing charges, and may have Long Island ties.Luis Alberto Ordonez-Vega was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Noel Navarro Hernandez, who was found dead in southwest Charlotte, North Carolina on June 6. Ordonez-Vega was then charged federally last month with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.“It’s possible that Ordonez-Vega has fled the Charlotte area to avoid arrest,” an FBI spokesman said in a statement. “He may have ties to Long Island.”The 35-year-old construction worker, who was born in Guatemala, is described as 5-feet, 11-inches-to-6-feet tall, 220-to-260 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his nose, a scar on both of his cheeks, tattoos on both of his arms and a tattoo on his left handHe has been living in North Carolina. Aside from Long Island, he also has ties to Florida and Utah. He should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities warned.FBI agents ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 704-672-6100.
“Indonesia can absolutely surpass Singapore’s funding,” Venture Capital and Startup Indonesia Association (Amvesindo) chairman Jefri Rudyanto Sirait told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. He added, however, that the start-up investment ecosystem in Indonesia was not as favorable as in Singapore.He went on to say that Singapore had a stronger investment ecosystem with better legal clarity and ease of establishing a VC, which made the city-state more attractive for investors.Jefri added that Indonesia had the potential to become the fourth-biggest economy in the world given its large population. The country also ranked fifth in global start-up rankings with around 2,100 start-ups, just behind the United States, India, the United Kingdom and Canada.“Indonesia has a bigger market than Singapore, the challenge is making that market attractive for all stakeholders,” he said. Even though Singapore still leads the ranking, its funding share in the region has dropped 77 percent since 2018 as other SEA markets expanded.Thailand’s share, for example, more than doubled to 7 percent in 2019 from 3 percent in the previous year led by KASIKORN Vision (KVision), the investment arm of lender KASIKORNBANK, which announced a $245 million fund allocation.Meanwhile VCs in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam also started to invest in SE Asian start-ups last year.Deal Street Asia predicted that Indonesia would retain its place as the second-largest market in 2020 as local VCs have announced ambitious plans. BRI ventures, for example, has set a target of raising $250 million funding while MDI Ventures plans to launch a new fund of up to $500 million.The report also showed that Indonesia-based VC East Ventures was the most active in investing in start-ups. According to its cofounder and managing partner Wilson Cuaca, East Ventures has invested in around 300 start-ups globally, with around 170 in Indonesia.“I cannot say how much East Ventures’ target funding is or how many start-ups we’re going to invest in because we don’t know what entrepreneurs are going to make,” he said over the phone on Thursday. “What we do see is potential and we have always invested in the people behind the idea.”Willson said that the VC had prepared $75 million in fund VI for seed funding, and another $250 million in a growth fund, totaling $325 million last year. This sum is less than the around $375 million prepared in 2018, according to the report.When asked about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on East Ventures’ plan, he said that the VC would halt investments in new start-ups while helping their portfolio companies with capital efficiency.“All of our portfolio companies’ revenue is down along with the economy, so we are not going to be aggressive in new investments,” he said, adding that East Ventures would also start crowdfunding for the development of coronavirus test-kits by one of its portfolio companies, Nusantics.Meanwhile, Jefri said that the pandemic could become an opportunity for start-ups to stress test their business and to create a mitigation plan if similar situations were to occur in the future.He went on to say that some start-ups such as those in e-commerce, food delivery and telemedicine services might even see an increase in their client base and revenue since people are staying indoors to avoid the coronavirus infection.However, some start-ups such as those in travel and hotel aggregation were seeing drastic changes that required them to make efficiency savings, even going as far as reducing staff wages by up to 80 percent, Jefri said. “I think all start-ups must still seek transactions and try to maintain or grow their business even if it’s slow to ensure that the economy still functions,” he added.Topics : Indonesia retained its position as the second-largest venture capital market in Southeast Asia as Malaysia remained in third position and Singapore continued to lead the rankings.A recent report by Deal Street Asia showed that Indonesia-based venture capital companies (VCs) raised a total of US$582 million last year, a 79 percent increase from $325 million in 2018.Meanwhile, Singapore-based VCs were still leading with around $2 billion in funds raised, 58 percent of the total $3.6 billion in fresh funding in the region last year. Meanwhile, Malaysian VCs were in third position with $484 million, more than five times the $90 million raised in the previous year.
Northern Ireland face a major defensive headache for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Portugal with Aaron Hughes and Ryan McGivern potentially joining the list of absentees for the match. Boss Michael O’Neill was already without left-back Daniel Lafferty due to suspension and saw centre-back Craig Cathcart withdraw from the squad on Sunday with a knee injury. Former captain Hughes, who has been playing right-back in this campaign, hurt his groin in the closing stages of Fulham’s Barclays Premier League clash against Newcastle and stayed an extra day in London for treatment. He is expected to arrive in Belfast later on Wednesday but his chances of making the Portugal clash are not thought to be good. Hibernian defender McGivern, who was expected to replace Lafferty on the left of defence, has a knock and did not train on Wednesday morning. If Hughes is ruled out it would mean three of the back four from the 1-0 win over Russia – Lafferty and Cathcart the others – are missing on Friday. The likely return of Manchester United’s Jonny Evans alongside Gareth McAuley at centre-half would ease that blow somewhat, but improvisations may need to be made elsewhere. Uncapped Kilmarnock left-back Rory McKeown is one alternative, as is Hull’s Alex Bruce – who can play across the back four – while Shane Ferguson could be asked to move back from his usual midfield position. O’Neill is also understood to be pondering a call-up for Chris Baird, an experienced international who has been left out having failed to agree a deal since his release by Fulham at the end of last season. Press Association