You can see a longer video, courtesy of Long J on YouTube, here:Phish heads to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park tonight, September 2nd, for the first of three shows at the Commerce City, CO venue. Phish Dick’s![Photo by Dave DeCrescente Photography] Phish has landed in Colorado! Eager to get funky before their Dick’s run, bassist Mike Gordon found his way over to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom to check out what Dumpstaphunk was putting down.The Ivan Neville-led ensemble not only welcomed Gordo to the stage, but they backed him up on a great cover of Son Seals’ “Funky Bitch.” The song is a welcomed addition to any Phish setlist, and it sure got the crowd going in a Dumpstaphunk setlist as well!Watch Gordo and Dumpstaphunk jamming on the song below.
ESL has announced Alienware, a subsidiary of Dell that focuses on gaming equipment, is the official partner for all ESL One events going forward.Alienware will act as the official PC and monitor partner of the global circuit for the entirety of 2018, commencing with ESL One Birmingham on May 24th-27th.Competitors at the upcoming events will all play on the Alienware 25″ monitor, and the analyst desks will be kitted out with laptops. In addition to this deal, ESL and Alienware will work together to create community activations at each ESL One event. This includes “The Alienware Presents: You vs. Pro” – which as the name suggests – pits fans against professional players at the event.Paul Brewer, Senior Vice President Brand Partnerships at ESL stated: “We are always looking for authentic ways to integrate our partners into our event experiences, and, it’s important, to provide the very best technology for players and the best experience for fans. In this partnership with Dell, we do exactly that.”There are still five ESL One events left to go in 2018, including: Birmingham on May 24th-27th, Belo Horizonte on June 14th-17th, Cologne on July 6th-8th, New York on September 29th-30th, and Hamburg October 26th-28th.Bryan de Zayas, Director of Dell Gaming, Alienware and Esports also commented: “Continuing our long-standing dedication to esports, we are excited to work with ESL to support their showcasters, analysts, and competitors with Alienware gaming systems and monitors. This partnership brings both gamers and viewers the world-class experience they expect.”Esports Insider says: ESL One events have always been a ton of fun for both players and fans, so Alienware has done well to get involved. Similarly, ESL has chosen well in Alienware since its offering is highly relevant to the events. The activations sound like a nice touch, too.
A 52-year-old fisherman is now dead after he reportedly drowned in the Waini River mouth, Region One, last Tuesday.He had been identified as Ram Lakhan Dalcharran, called “Rajin,” of Tulla Boy Street, Zeelugt Squatting Area, East Bank Essequibo.According to reports, Dalcharran had reportedly jumped overboard while his crewDead: Ram Lakhan Dalcharran, called ‘Rajin’members were asleep. The incident occurred sometime around 04:00h in the Waini River mouth.The man’s sister, Amrita Khelawan, told the Guyana Times that her brother left home on Sunday last with a crew to go on a fishing trip; and on Wednesday morning, her mother called and informed her that he had drowned.Khelawan said that after confirming the news with the owner of the boat, she made a report at the Leonora Police Station and was told that she had to travel to Mabaruma.The following day, Khelawan said, she took a flight to Region One, and went straight to the Mabaruma Police Station upon landing. While there, she related, the officer-in-charge received a call that her brother’s body was found at Shell Beach. She thus accompanied a party of policemen to the area.“We take an hour boat ride to Shell Beach, and when we got there I see my brother’s body – like it washed up on shore,” she recalled.Dalcharran’s body was subsequently transported to the Mabaruma Mortuary to await a post-mortem examination, which is expected to be done today.According to the sister, the condition of her brother’s body is inconsistent with that of a drowned person. His body was swollen and the hair had started to fall off, while his skin was peeling and discoloured, she explained.Khelawan noted that while there seems to be no reason to suggest that her brother’s death was nothing but a mere accident, there are some details surrounding what transpired that have her puzzled.“My brother used to drink, but my brother never had anything like seizures or so. But the crew members were saying that he ‘trip out’ and was shouting that there was another boat coming at them and that he was tying up the boat with rope,” the woman related.She said they explained that after calming her brother down, everyone went to sleep, and awoke upon hearing a loud splash in the water. Khelawan had reportedly jumped overboard.“They said he catch ‘rum jumbi’, but since I know my brother growing up, I never knew of such happening before,” the sister related.Nevertheless, the woman noted that Dalcharran had been a fisherman for 10 years, and had had a hiatus of six years. This was his first trip back out “at sea” since then.Meanwhile, this newspaper was told that the captain and four other crew members were taken into custody, but after the 72 hours’ detention period had expired, they were released on condition that they report to the Mabaruma Police Station every day until investigations are completed.Dalcharran leaves to mourn five children, two grandchildren, his elderly parents and siblings.