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.
World number one Judd Trump suffered a shock first-round defeat at the PTC Grand Finals in Galway as Alfie Burden sprung a huge surprise. Victory saw Burden, a lowly 55 in the rankings, reach the last 16 of a full ranking event for only the second time in his career and the first since 1997. Trump, who followed world number two Mark Selby out of the tournament, mustered a best break of 44 and made a number of mistakes around the table, while 36-year-old Burden impressed with breaks of 76 and, in the deciding seventh, 116. Press Association John Higgins was knocked out 4-2 by a fit-again Ali Carter. Carter, who could not take part in last month’s Haikou World Open due to complications with his Crohn’s disease, sealed a place in the last 16 with the win. He took advantage of a missed red to make a 79 clearance in the first frame before Higgins made it 1-1 with a run of 111. Carter then made it 3-1 and 4-2 to progress. Chinese number one Ding Junhui reversed a 3-1 deficit to defeat Andrew Higginson 4-3. Higginson, a semi-finalist here last year, reeled off breaks of 57 and 71 on his way to a two-frame lead but Ding changed the momentum irreversibly with a turn of 118 in the fifth. His compatriot Xiao Guodong was also successful, securing a 4-1 win over former world champion Graeme Dott, who was in ragged form. Rod Lawler denied China another winner on the night as he defeated Cao Yupeng 4-2. After losing the opening frame, Liverpudlian Lawler took the next three to put him on the road to victory. In the day’s final game, Norwegian Kurt Maflin beat former world champion Ken Doherty 4-2.
Facebook22Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Zonta Club of South Puget SoundOn December 9, 2017 the Zonta Club of South Puget Sound (ZSPZ) sponsored a holiday coat giveaway to benefit individuals and families served by several non-profit organizations. The event was held at the SafePlace Community Service Center.Zonta South Puget Sound members ready to help families find warm coats. Pictured (left to right): Tim Reynolds, Billie Wayt, Bev Masini, Carolyn Woodling and Phyllis Anderson. Photo credit: Tim ReynoldsAccording to Carolyn Woodling, ZSPS project chair, “Coats, jackets, and accessories allow ZSPS and local organizations to meet pressing needs in our own community, including providing warm garments to families whose budgets don’t include new winter wear. We send a big thank to everyone who contributed to this important work. You are truly making a difference to families who are affected by gender-based violence and who are rebuilding their lives.”This event bookends Zonta of South Puget Sound’s involvement with the UN’s 16 Days of Activism focusing gender-based violence. It began on Nov 25 with an event in the Capitol Rotunda and concluded on Dec 10, Human Rights Day. Women’s Rights ARE Human Rights.“We’re so grateful to the Zonta Club of South Puget Sound for putting all of this together,” said Sarah Lloyd, Executive Director of SafePlace. “We also want to extend our thanks to the Lucky Eagle Casino for bringing coffee and snacks for people to enjoy when they arrived. It was a fun and festive day bringing people together to support our community.”Sarah continued, “We always have a need for warm winter coats and jackets at our emergency shelter. People often arrive with almost nothing and this was a wonderful opportunity for adults and children to get what they need to stay warm and dry.”About SafePlace: SafePlace has been serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence since 1981. Programs include 24-hour help line, emergency shelter, support groups, sexual assault medical exam advocacy, legal advocacy and in-person advocacy, all of which can be provided in the survivor’s native language. Contact us at 360-786-8754 or on the web at www.SafePlaceOlympia.org. To speak to an advocate anytime day or night, call 360-754-6300.