With the unexpected cancellation from Gregg Allman, it was Allman Brothers’ guitarist Warren Haynes that stepped in and filled the Sunday night headlining spot at last weekend’s The Peach Music Festival. The band was given an extended time slot and made the most of it, playing a rocking Mule set before reaching into their catalog and playing an extended encore tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.The main set was no slouch, as the band worked in numerous ABB and classic rock teases through hits like “Mule,” “Thorazine Shuffle” and more. The band also welcomed out Rich Robinson for “Sometimes Salvation,” and closed out the set with “Blind Man In The Dark.”The encore saw the band welcome out Blackberry Smoke members Charlie Starr, Brandon Still and Brit Turner, opening up with “Come And Go Blues” to kept people rocking. From there, Haynes playfully called upon bassist Oteil Burbridge to sit in with the band. Burbridge was a last-minute addition to the festival, as he joined The String Cheese Incident for their Allman Family Incident set earlier in the weekend, and made his debut as part of Russo, Benevento & Burbridge. Let’s hope RB&B is here to stay. Burbridge joined the Smokin’ Mule gang for a rendition of “Dreams.” Finally, Burbridge left the stage and the band closed out the show with an energetic rendition of “Whipping Post.” Good lord!Check out full audio of the Mule set below, courtesy of Chris from Jam Buzz.Mule continues their summer tour tomorrow night, August 16th, at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY. You can see the full Peach Fest setlist below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA | 8/14/16Set: Mule with Les Brers In A Minor teaseThorazine Shuffle with Oye Como Va teasesGame Face with Birdland, Mountain Jam & Norwegian Wood teasesCapturedKind Of BirdSometimes Salvation with Rich RobinsonRocking HorseBlind Man In The DarkEncore:Come & Go Blues with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Brandon StillDreams with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Oteil BurbridgeWhipping Post with Charlie Starr & Brit Turner[Setlist and cover photo via Gov’t Mule FB page – Photo Credit: Heath Robson]
Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Monrovia, Ms. Sheila R. Paskman, has called on the youth population of Liberia to make use of their talents to do things that will help them instead of waiting on government or others to do for them.She spoke to youths in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County during a mentorship program organized by members of the Mandela Washington Fellows.Ms. Paskman urged the youths to get tips of information from the fellows to add to their talents to fulfill their needs, emphasizing that it is better to do something to help yourself than to rely on government to respond to request after ten years.The Mandela Washington Fellowship and the United States’ support of programs such as the one organized by the 2014 fellows in Buchanan demonstrate the U.S. Government’s commitment to invest in and support the next generation of African leaders.Ms. Paskman told the youths that the 2014 fellows and those 15 persons attending the 2015 fellowship now have already developed their professional skills and are outstanding leaders.“They have a proven record of accomplishments in leading and promoting positive change.”She said as the fellows return to pass onto the rest of the youths what they learned for six weeks at various universities in the United States, it is about time that the youths make better use of the mentorship program to forge ahead in their businesses and community services, and not wait on government.She urged that honesty demonstrated by the 2014 fellows to return during the heat of the Ebola crisis to begin community services by spreading anti-Ebola messages and distributing materials should be imitated by all Liberian youths.In his remarks, the chairman of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Liberia Chapter, Benjamin M. Freeman, told the youths that they returned in compliance with the promise they made to serve as mentors and ambassadors to help pass on ideas they acquired in the U.S.A representative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports also urged youths to make career choices. They should not be ambitious to aim at the highest position after completing college education, he cautioned. Rather, they should begin as volunteers or cadets. Education is not for oneself, but for the good of society.The Mandela Washington Fellowship, previously known as the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), was organized by President Barack Obama and launched in 2010 to help provide training in entrepreneurship, community service and public service to enable young Africans to develop their leadership skills.Beneficiaries are charged to return home to serve as mentors for those who are not privileged to attend the program.The 2014 fellows returned last year when Ebola was raging, and they joined the fight and provided community services in the epic counties including Montserrado.Since their return and the reduction of cases of Ebola in Liberia, this is the first mentorship program the fellows have organized in compliance with their charge.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Leicester City played some brilliant attacking football and had 22 attempts on goal but dropped two vital points in their pursuit of a first Premier League title when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.The leaders were denied victory by a stunning free kick from Craig Gardner and while they moved three points clear of Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs will replace them in top spot if they win at West Ham on Wednesday thanks to a better goal difference.While Leicester and Spurs are locked in hot pursuit of the title, reigning champions Chelsea continued their revival under interim coach Guus Hiddink with a third successive league win — 2-1 over relegation-threatened Norwich City.Sunderland grabbed a point with a last minute goal to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace while Everton pushed Aston Villa closer to relegation with a 3-1 win at Villa Park, where thousands of fans walked out in protest at the way the club is being run.At the top, Leicester, on 57 points with 10 matches to play, would have opened up a five-point gap with a win but manager Claudio Ranieri was far from despondent despite the two dropped points.”I am very pleased with our performance,” he told the BBC.”They played so well, there was no panic after the first goal. We played much better than against Norwich (on Saturday).”I want to create a lot of chances and sooner or later we score. Tonight wasn’t the right moment but we are alive and we fight to the end. Everybody is ready to fight, to play well, to create chances. Only the victory was missing.”advertisementLeicester came close to dropping two points on Saturday before beating Norwich with a last-minute goal, but they could not repeat the trick on Tuesday.They fell behind after 11 minutes when West Brom’s Salomon Rondon became the first player to score a league goal against them at the King Power Stadium in 2016.However, they struck back with a fortuitous deflected shot from Danny Drinkwater and went ahead with a brilliantly-executed first league goal of the season for Andy King on the stroke of halftime.They were pegged back after 50 minutes when Gardner’s 25-metre free kick left Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel rooted to the spot.Leicester struck the woodwork twice with efforts from Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki, while Leonardo Ulloa, Saturday’s match-winner against Norwich, almost grabbed another winner in the final few seconds but his effort went just wide.CHELSEA REVIVALChelsea stretched their unbeaten league run to 12 matches since former manager Jose Mourinho left in December after a 2-1 win at Norwich, where Kennedy scored the fastest goal in the league this season, after 39 seconds, to put the visitors ahead.The victory was secured by a second goal from Diego Costa, which looked offside, and lifted Chelsea to eighth.Interim coach Hiddink told Sky: “We didn’t want to go into the battle but they forced us. We were sloppy in the first half, starting well with a beautiful goal and I think we could have finished it in the first half.”We were complacent with the last pass. They made our life difficult.”Norwich pulled a goal back through Nathan Redmond after 68 minutes but defeat saw them slide into the bottom three behind Sunderland.Aston Villa inched closer to relegation with a 3-1 loss to Everton at Villa Park.The fans’ protest was planned for the 74th minute, in recognition of Villa’s founding in 1874, by which time the hosts were already 3-0 down.Villa are eight points adrift at the bottom behind Sunderland, Norwich and Newcastle United, who are all on 24.In the night’s other match, Bournemouth beat Southampton 2-0 for their first league win over their south coast rivals since 1958.