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first_imgLoad remaining images After spending a few weeks in the Midwest and Northeast, Phish kicked off a West Coast tour last weekend with two nights at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. After a fun-filled day off that saw guitarist Trey Anastasio perform with street musicians and Mike Gordon collaborate with Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, the band regrouped for the first of three nights at the storied Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The relatively intimate venue (capacity is 7,000, compared to the Gorge’s 20,000) is always a favorite destination along Phish’s summer tours, and the band did not disappoint in their return visit.Phish opened the show with “Martian Monster,” getting loose and funky to kick off a solid show throughout. With jams like “Halley’s Comet” > “46 Days” in the first frame, fans were getting down from the getgo. Slower choices like “Sugar Shack,” “Roggae” and “Daniel Saw The Stone” came next, but the latter segued into an all-out “Divided Sky.” “Ocelot” followed, with “Ya Mar” containing the biggest jam of the night. The band again swapped instruments, with Anastasio taking on the Marimba Lumina, before Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell swapped instruments. The silliness belies the band’s happiness for performance, and a rocking “Possum” capped off a great first set.The second set was loose and funky, with a set-opening “Golden Age” > “Twist” to get things rocking for a full 20 minutes of Phish jamming. The band then brought out “My Sweet One” for a little upbeat fun, and took that into Fuego track “The Line.” After a free-for-all “Simple,” Phish played their first cover of Allen Toussaint’s “Sneaking Sally Through The Alley” of the year. The tune kept Bill Graham rocking with 18 minutes of pure funk- the longest jam of the night- before “Limb By Limb” followed with its high energy grooves. “Slave to the Traffic Light” put a cap on a full hour-plus of continuous music. With more time remaining, Phish brought out their second tour debut of the night, Los Lobos’ “When The Circus Comes.” The slow-dance number kept fans smiling, but it was “Run Like An Antelope” that had the final notes of the evening. What a show!Phish returns to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tonight for round two of three. Check out the full setlist form Phish.net, below.Setlist: Phish at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA – 7/18/16Set 1: Martian Monster, Halley’s Comet > 46 Days, Sugar Shack, Roggae, Daniel Saw the Stone > Divided Sky, Ocelot > Ya Mar[1], PossumSet 2: Golden Age > Twist > My Sweet One > The Line > Simple > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Limb By Limb > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: When the Circus Comes, Run Like an Antelope[1] Trey on Marimba Lumina; Mike on guitar; Page on bass.Notes: Ya Mar featured Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on guitar, and Page on bass. Simple contained a Magilla tease from Page.Photos by Jeffrey Dupuis; full gallery can be seen below.last_img read more

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first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has this morning published the findings of its ‘online monitoring sweep’ identifying age-restricted adverts that have been published within children’s digital media. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here.ASA’s ‘monitoring sweep’ forms part of a year-long project in which the advertising authority seeks to expand its resources in screening and identifying online advertising related to age restricted products. These include gambling, alcohol, e-cigarettes and tobacco, slimming and weight loss products. UK advertisers placing age-restricted ads online are required, under the Advertising Code, to target their ads away from child audiences.Further project objectives see ASA monitor adverts of junk food and soft drinks classified as high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS products) targeting younger audiences.Tracking a three-month period, ASA’s monitoring tools captured ads served on a sample of 50 websites and YouTube channels popular with a ‘disproportionately high child audience’.Overall, 159 adverts breached ASA rules on age-restriction, with 35 advertisers placing non-compliant adverts across 34 websites and five YouTube channels – media aimed at or attracting a disproportionately large child audience.A breakdown of gambling content saw 70 different betting ads from four gambling operators appear across eight websites – gambling advertising breaches featured higher than alcohol (10 adverts) and tobacco (one e-cigarette advert).HFSS was found to have the highest non-compliant category with 78 different HFSS ads from 29 advertisers appearing on 24 websites and five YouTube channelsASA Chief Executive Guy Parker said: “The ASA is using technology to proactively monitor online ads to help build a culture of zero tolerance for age-restricted ads appearing on websites aimed at children.”“We expect advertisers and the parties they contract with to use the sophisticated tools available to them to target their ads responsibly. This is just one part of a wider set of initiatives we’re undertaking to ensure children are protected online and we’ll report on our further work in this area in the coming months.” ASA concluded its report stating that it has contacted advertisers that have breached its advertising code. Moving forward the authority will run its monitoring sweep as a ‘quarterly exercise over the next 12 months’.Announcing the industry’s new ‘Action Plan’ in May, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) underlined industry leaderships commitment to improving advertising safeguards.  Marked as a key objective, the BGC stated that it has formed an industry working group to collaborate with advertising bodies and media partners in developing new adtech solutions to prevent underage audiences from viewing with online gambling adverts. Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Submit Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling August 5, 2020last_img read more

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first_imgPreviousSan Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard, left, shoots over Long Beach State guard Larry Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The T-Wolves were Division 1 champions for the Morneo Valley National Junior Basketball League. Back from left: Assistant coach Jonica Lewis, assistant coach Kimberly Carter, Ryan Robinson, Cedrick Redmond, Marquise Cox, Head coach Eric Fredieu. Front from left: Kevin Grant, Christopher Muldrew, Joshua Hemphill, Dominic Fredieu, Muhammad Umrani, Taaj Brown, Kawhi Leonard, team mascot Leon Brown.King’s Kawhi Leonard loses the rebound to Westchester Dwayne Polee during first half action in the CIF Southern California Regional playoff game in Los Angeles on Saturday. (David Bauman/The Press-Enterprsie) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsKings Kawhi Leonard scores on reverse lay-up in the second half. King High boys host Redlands in CIF-SS game on Tuesday Feb. 24. Riverside on 01/10/09. (Kurt Miller, The Press-Enterprise)Riverside Kings’ #24 Kawhi Leonard, left, and #32 Eysan Toole, right, battle for the ball against Taft Toreadors’ #15 Terran Carter during the first half of the game. King HS won the game in overtime. (The Press-Enterprise/Ed Crisostomo) Riverside Kings’ #24 Kawhi Leonard, left, goes high for the shot against Taft Toreadors’ #24 Bryce Smith during the first half of the game. King HS won the game in overtime. (The Press-Enterprise/Ed Crisostomo)Centennial’s Dominique, left, tries to block a shot by King’s Kawhi Leonard in the second half at Centennial High School in Corona January 6, 2009. (Silvia Flores/The Press-Enterprise)Kawhi Leonard, right, of King moves up court having pulled down a rebound while playing Mater Dei for the CIF-SS Division 1AA boys basketball championship.(William Wilson Lewis III/The Press-Enterprise)Kawhi Leonard, left, of King tries to get around David Wear, right, Mater Dei during the CIF-SS Division 1AA boys basketball championship.(William Wilson Lewis III/The Press-Enterprise)Kim Robertson, left, (mom) and Miesha Robertson, right, (sister) hug Kawhi Leonard, of King, center, after a 76-56 win over Mater Dei for the CIF-SS Division 1AA boys basketball championship.(William Wilson Lewis III/The Press-Enterprise)Chris Harriel, left, is greeted by Kawhi Leonard, right, both from King, after having made a lead changing play.King forward Kawhi Leonard passes the ball down court as Westchester’s Denzel Douglas, left, and Dominique O’conner apply pressure during first half action of their CIF Southern California Regional playoff game in Los Angeles on Saturday. (David Bauman/The Press-Enterprsie)Chris Harriel, left, Kawhi Leonard, Jeff Dietz, (assistant coach) and Tim Sweeney Jr., right, (head coach) all from King celebrate at the end of the game having beat Mater Dei for the CIF-SS Division 1AA boys basketball championship.(William Wilson Lewis III/The Press-Enterprise)Left to Right. Kawhi Leonard of King High School, tries to pass the ball over Andrew Pulsipher of Temecula Valley High School during the first half of the game at King High School in Riverside. Riverside, California. December 18, 2007. (The Press-Enterprise/Ramon Mena Owens)Kawhi Leonard of King High School, looks to pass during a game against Temecula Valley High School at King High School in Riverside. Riverside, California. December 18, 2007. (The Press-Enterprise/Ramon Mena Owens)Kings’ #23 Xavier Muldrom and Kawhi Leonard block the pass by Fremonts’ Laron Armstead in the second half of the first round of the CIF state boys basketball playoffs March 3, 2008 in Riverside. (The Press-Enterprise/Terry Pierson)Kings’ Kawhi Leonard takes the court against Fremont for the start of the of the first round of the CIF state boys basketball playoffs March 3, 2008 in Riverside. (The Press-Enterprise/Terry Pierson)King High School’s Kawhi Leonard, right, blocks the ball against Centennial’s Dominique Dunning in the 1st half of their basketball game at King High School in Riverside on Thursday, January 29, 2009. (Stan Lim/The Press Enterprise)King’s Kawhi Leonard pulls down a rebound against Fremont in first half of the first round of the CIF state boys basketball playoffs March 3, 2008 in Riverside. (The Press-Enterprise/Terry Pierson)King High School’s Kawhi Leonard, left, challenges Centennial’s Dominique Dunning in the 1st half of their basketball game at King High School in Riverside on Thursday, January 29, 2009. (Stan Lim/The Press Enterprise)Kawhi Leonard of King glides to the hoop in the second half. King Riverside boys basketball hosts Tesoro at King in second round of the 2009 CIF State Basketball Championships on 3/10/09. (Kurt Miller, The Press-Enterprise)Kawhi Leonard goes up for two against Taft in the second half. King Riverside boys basketball hosts Woodland Hills Taft at King in regional semifinal round of the 2009 CIF State Basketball Championships on 3/12/09. (Kurt Miller, The Press-Enterprise)Kawhi Leonard takes out Justin Hawkins as he drives to the hoop in the second half. King Riverside boys basketball hosts Woodland Hills Taft at King in regional semifinal round of the 2009 CIF State Basketball Championships on 3/12/09. (Kurt Miller, The Press-Enterprise)Cajon’s Layshia Clarendon, 17, (girls high school basketball player of the year), center, Rancho Verde’s Michael Snaer, 18, left, and King’s Kawhi Leonard, 17, (boys high school basketball co-players of the year). (Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise)Cajon’s Layshia Clarendon, 17, (girls high school basketball player of the year) left to right,, Rancho Verde’s Michael Snaer, 18, and King’s Kawhi Leonard, 17, ( boys high school basketball co-players of the year). (Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise)UC Riverside’s Brandon Dowdy, center, and Sean Cunningham, right, defend against San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard, left, in the second half at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 29, 2009. (Silvia Flores/The Press-Enterprise)San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard shoots the ball over Green Bay’s Daniel Turner, left in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Oxford, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard (15) shoots over San Diego’s Devin Ginty (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard gets clotheslined by Air Force’s Michael Lyons during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots over Cal State Fullerton’s Orange Chin, center, and Bryce Webster during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 in San Diego. Leonard scored 23 points in San Diego State’s 82-68 win. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard drives toward the basket against Air Force forward Grant Parker during an NCAA college basketball game at Air Force Academy, Colo., Saturday, March 6, 2010. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock)San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard, left, drives on IUPUI’s Alex Young during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic tournament on Wednesday Dec. 22, 2010 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark Damon)San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard, right, drives the ball against California’s Nigel Carter during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard, left, drives past Cal State Fullerton’s Orane Chin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard, left, shoots over Long Beach State guard Larry Anderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The T-Wolves were Division 1 champions for the Morneo Valley National Junior Basketball League. Back from left: Assistant coach Jonica Lewis, assistant coach Kimberly Carter, Ryan Robinson, Cedrick Redmond, Marquise Cox, Head coach Eric Fredieu. Front from left: Kevin Grant, Christopher Muldrew, Joshua Hemphill, Dominic Fredieu, Muhammad Umrani, Taaj Brown, Kawhi Leonard, team mascot Leon Brown.NextShow Caption1 of 34The T-Wolves were Division 1 champions for the Morneo Valley National Junior Basketball League. Back from left: Assistant coach Jonica Lewis, assistant coach Kimberly Carter, Ryan Robinson, Cedrick Redmond, Marquise Cox, Head coach Eric Fredieu. Front from left: Kevin Grant, Christopher Muldrew, Joshua Hemphill, Dominic Fredieu, Muhammad Umrani, Taaj Brown, Kawhi Leonard, team mascot Leon Brown.ExpandKawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship Thursday night.But before being crowned the NBA’s world champion he reigned king of the court at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Riverside where the team won the CIF-SS Division 1AA boys basketball championship in 2009.Leonard began his basketball career in Moreno Valley and played at Canyon Springs High School before transferring to MLK Jr. High School where he played his junior and senior years.After high school Leonard went to San Diego State University where he helped the Aztecs basketball team to two straight NCAA tournament appearances. Leonard decided to forgo his last two years of college eligibility and entered the 2011 NBA draft where he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the 15th overall pick.The Spurs were world champions of the 2014 season and Leonard was named MVP of the finals.Leonard was traded to the Toronto Raptors for the 2019 season and is once again world champ and once again MVP of the finals.Related Articles UCLA football’s Jake Burton enters transfer portal with hopes of playing this fall Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield LAFC loses reigning MLS MVP Carlos Vela to knee injury last_img read more

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first_img“Short step, quick hands: That’s the thing he always preached,” Muncy said Friday. “Stay through the middle of the field, that was the other biggest thing he preached, and those have always stuck with me to this day.”The tweaks, he said, were “15 or 20 mechanical changes that ended up being one big change,” enabling him to get in better position to get to the pitch he wanted to attack. It took him about halfway through last season in the PCL to get comfortable to the point where that new approach became second nature.The other adjustment was mental.“I kind of lost confidence in myself as a player in 2015-16,” he said. “I didn’t think I was as good as I should have been. You start (experiencing) failure and you don’t know if you’re as good as you thought you were. … Last year was kind of a chance for me to just regroup and recover, to focus on myself and not worry about getting called up or anything. I just focused on baseball, remembering how much I love the game and how much I like playing it.”Having it possibly taken away can be a reality check. When the A’s released him, and before the Dodgers called, he was ready to go back to Baylor and work toward a business degree.Even when he was called up this April, swapping places with infielder Breyvic Valera, it seemed a minor transaction, given his .195 career average in 96 big league games.When did it become apparent this was sustainable?Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season That’s his Sunday bag, so to speak. “In my locker at home I’ve got 12 or 13, probably,” he said. “Got ’em for four positions, and then the backups. And there’s certain gloves you like more than others.”But why are we talking about his gloves? If he is to be a first-time All-Star – which would have to be either as a reserve, by a vote of the players, or in next week’s fan vote for the final spot on the roster – it will be because of his bat, and the damage he has done with it.He entered Friday 38 plate appearances short of the 3.1-per-game required to qualify for the official stats. But the numbers are eye-popping: A 1.060 OPS, thanks to a .419 on-base percentage and .640 slugging percentage; 20 home runs, 38 RBIs, eight doubles and 39 runs scored in his 64 games. His home run rate of one per 9.45 at-bats is the best in baseball for players with a minimum 200 at-bats, according to Stats LLC, while his walk rate (one per 5.24 plate appearances) is second only to Mike Trout.Remember, this is a player who was invited to spring training this year as a non-roster player. He was without a job in baseball last April, released by Oakland just before opening day. The Dodgers signed him to a Triple-A contract April 25, with General Manager Farhan Zaidi – an A’s employee when Muncy was drafted – having seen enough to figure he warranted a look.Muncy, 27, showed signs of this breakout last year at Oklahoma City, with 12 homers, 44 RBIs, a .306 average and .905 OPS in 109 games in the Pacific Coast League. He’d retooled his swing under the guidance of his father, Lee, a geologist who now might be tempted to offer his services as a hitting instructor, too. “The 50 at-bat mark,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Just the way he handled some early struggles and didn’t panic and kept getting opportunities. Some were starts, some off the bench, but the at-bat quality remained consistent.“ … I think that early on he was swinging at balls down below the zone. Then there was some hard contact for outs. Then (a few) weeks in, some hits started falling for him and he started to gain some confidence. For me, it turned when I saw him against left-handed pitching. A couple of times when I didn’t hit for him, he stuck his nose in there and had some really good at-bats and (earned) some more opportunities. At that point in time, I felt he was going to be a guy that could really help us.”And when did Roberts get the idea he could be All-Star quality?“The last couple of weeks he has really shown that he’s worthy of an All-Star selection,” the manager said.Since Roberts is the National League manager and will have some say in replacements for players who withdraw with injuries, Muncy probably shouldn’t be making any unbreakable plans for July [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire ANAHEIM — Max Muncy, All-Star.Who would have imagined that even a month ago?There’s no certainty, of course, that the Dodgers’ latest out-of-nowhere sensation will be in Washington D.C. a week from Tuesday for the Midsummer Classic. The rosters will be announced Sunday at 4 p.m. in a made-for-ESPN special. Muncy, called up by the Dodgers on April 17, was not listed in the top five at any position in the fan balloting, partly because he wasn’t on the ballot and partly because fans who might be inclined to vote for him probably would have trouble figuring out his position.He started at first base Friday night against the Angels. He has played second, third and the outfield, and he had five different fielder’s gloves in his locker in the Big A visitor’s clubhouse. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

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