On Friday night, Pigeon Playing Ping Pong continued their lengthy early-2019 tour with a performance at Asheville, NC’s The Orange Peel featuring support from The Fritz.Related: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Bring Special Guests, Bust Out Dead and Disney Covers For Sold-Out Capitol Theatre Debut [Video]The sold-out show was webcast live for the Flock to watch far and wide, and the band put together a memorable performance to mark the occasion. After opening with “Melting Lights”, pigeons worked through “Whirled”, “Penguins”, and “Funkijam” > “Funk E Zekiel”. From there, they welcomed The Fritz drummer Mikey “Spice” Evans to add some extra percussive texture to “Fortress” and “Yo Soy Fiesta”. “J-Town” was up next and featured The Fritz’s Jamar Woods on keys before a beautiful “Poseidon” (featuring notes of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Jessica”) brought set one to a close.When the band returned for their second set, they once again had Evans in tow. The Fritz percussionist stuck around for the first two songs of the frame, “Live Life” and “Upfunk”, before slipping offstage as the band flowed into “Snake Eyes”. Next, the band jumped into a palindromic medley that saw them take “Horizon” into The Jungle Book favorites “Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You” before returning to “Bare Necessities” and “Horizon” in succession to complete the segment. “Drunk People” was up next, followed by “Walk Outside” and a set-closing “Ocean Flows” to cap set two. Finally, a “Doc” encore sent the crowd—and the couch touring Flock—home dancing.Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s performance at The Orange Peel courtesy of photographer Carol Spagnuola.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tour continues this Tuesday, February 5th at The Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC | 2/1/19Set One: Melting Lights, Whirled, Penguins > Funkijam > Funk E Zekiel, Fortress*, Yo Soy Fiesta*, J-Town^, Poseidon (Jessica)Set Two: Live Life* > Upfunk* > Snake Eyes, Horizon > I Wanna Be Like You > Bare Necessities > I Wanna Be Like You > Horizon > Drunk People, Walk Outside, Ocean FlowsE: DocNotes:*- with Mikey from The Fritz on percussion^- with Jamar from The Fritz on keysPigeons Playing Ping Pong | The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC | 2/1/19 | Photos: Carol Spagnuola Load remaining images
SAN JOSE, Antique – TheDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already downloaded anamount of P375,636,000 under the social amelioration program (SAP) to be givento 71,656 family-beneficiaries in 17 out of 18 towns in this province affectedby the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. *Pandan – P26,820,000*Patnongon – P26,082, 000*San Remigio – P19,410,000*Sebaste – P12,726,000*Sibalom – P43, 668,000*Tibiao – P18,918,000*Tobias Fornier – P26,772,000*Valderrama – P9,168,000 She said the towns of Libertad and Belison already made the payout totheir SAP beneficiaries last week.This capital town, meanwhile, is now coordinating with DSWD to release thepayout to its family-beneficiaries. *Belison – P11,256,000 According to DSWD assistant secretary Rhea Peñaflor on April 17, the municipalitieshave already submitted the required documents for the funds to be downloaded. *Bugasong – P24,336,000 *Barbaza – P17,346,000 *Lau-an – P18,936,000*Libertad – P12,072,000 *Caluya – P28,584,000*Culasi – P29,160,000*Hamtic – P34,614,000 However, the new target beneficiaries would still need to prove thattheir family members belong to the informal sector and could not earn a livingdue to COVID-19. “The barangay health workers, tanods,and daycare workers should also show that they belong to the vulnerablesector,” she said.(With a report from PNA/PN) The following were the amounts downloaded to the 17 towns of Antique:*Anini-y – P15,768,000 Meanwhile, Peñaflor said that as per advisory they received from DSWD’ssecretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, the barangay health workers, daycareworkers and village watchmen have also been included as target beneficiaries ofthe SAP.“The Department of the Interior and Local Government has sent a letterrequesting to include barangay health workers, tanods (village watchmen) and daycare workers as targetbeneficiaries of the SAP. That is why they have been included already,” shesaid.
AMID much anticipation and expectation, the 2020 season of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship will commence this evening with Linden Zone at the Silver City tarmac.Eight elimination matches will be staged, with the opening match pitting Retrieve Unknown against Quiet Storm from 19:00hrs.This will be followed by former champion Dave & Celina’s All-Stars battling Amazings from 19:30hrs, while Wisroc will oppose Presidential from 20:00hrs, and Assassa Ballers will engage defending champions High Rollers from 20:30hrs.In the fifth clash, Coomacka lock horns with NK Ballers from 21:00hrs while former winner Amelia’s Ward Russians take aim at Capital Storm from 21:30hrs. In the final two matches, Swag Entertainment battle Barsenal from 22:00hrs and Silver Bullets match skills with Haynes Hitters from 22:30hrs. According to a release from the tournament coordinators, the zone will last for the duration of four nights and will be played using a knockout format, adding that “all 16 teams will play on the first night”.The winning eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals which will be held the following night. The losing eight teams will enter the Plate Exhibition Round on the quarterfinal night. The winning teams from the quarterfinals will then advance to the semi-finals, while the four losing quarterfinalists will also enter the Plate round.”“The winning teams from the semi-final round will progress to the championship round, with the losers facing off in the Playoff round. The final of the Plate Round will also occur on that evening,” the release stated.The other playing nights for the tournament are January 26 (quarterfinal round, February 7 (semi-final round) and February 8 (final). The Berbice Zonal tournament is scheduled to commence after the conclusion of the Linden tournament.
Ronald HeastyRonald Mark â€œRockyâ€ Heasty, 58, life long Wellington resident, passed away at St. Francis Via Christi in Wichita, KS on January 14, 2014.Â He was one of the first clients at Futureâ€™s Unlimited Â where he worked as a production worker.He was the beloved son of Wendell Heasty and Jo Ann (Diller) Heasty.Â He was born September 2, 1955 in Wellington.He enjoyed music and playing the guitar.Â He loved to dance, eat good food, and go fishing.Â He Â was talented in printing and drawing and he loved spending time with his family on his grandparentâ€™s farm. Â He was fascinated with trains and loved the vacations he took with his family on the train.He had a great sense of humor and loved to dress up as Superman, a doctor, sheriff, cowboy, and a fireman.Â He loved Christmas and his special friend was a vintage Coca Cola Santa Claus.Â Rocky was a perfectionist in everything he did.He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother, Richard Lynn Heasty.Survivors include his mother, Jo Ann Heasty of Wellington; brother, Robert Heasty of Wellington; and sister, Marta Heasty of Wellington; two nieces, Christy Heasty and Misty Syts both of Michigan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.Â Everyone that knew Rocky loved him.Â He will be deeply missed.Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church.Â Reverend Brent Clayton will officiate.Â Graveside Services will be held at the Atlanta Cemetery in Atlanta, KS at 2:30 P.M.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1:00 â€“ 8:00 P.M.The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 â€“ 8:00 P.M.In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in his name with the First United Methodist Church and the Wellington Humane Society.Â Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
VANCOUVER — A large crane used to load containers onto ships in the Port of Vancouver has collapsed across a loaded container vessel, shutting down operations at one dock of the busy port.A spokeswoman for Global Container Terminals Vanterm says the ship was coming in to berth early Monday morning when it made contact with a ship-to-shore crane on the dock.The ship, identified on a marine traffic website as the 300-metre-long Ever Summit, doesn’t appear damaged but footage from the scene shows the boom of the crane draped across the vessel along with several crushed containers stacked at the ship’s stern.Stairways and walkways at the top of the crane have been torn from their mounts and a large tubular “arm” is folded like an elbow, but facility spokeswoman Louanne Wong says no one has been hurt.Wong says in a news release that a damage assessment is continuing and two tugs are holding the ship against the dock to ensure it does not shift, possible causing further damage.She says vessel operations have been shut down and an exclusion zone has been set up to manage the scene.The Canadian Press