Jamgrass legends Leftover Salmon brought their wares to San Francisco, CA last night, hitting the famed The Fillmore venue along their winter tour. The stop in San Francisco had a surprise visitor, however, as the band called upon Bill Kreutzmann to lend a hand on an appropriate Grateful Dead cover.Kreutzmann joined the fold for a great rendition of “Playing In The Band,” a hitting choice considering he was literally playing in the band. Check out a video of the performance below, courtesy of Benjy Eisen.Kreutzmann also played on “New Speedway Boogie” with Salmon, adding his drums to the celebratory performance. The show was also held on the 50th anniversary of the Human Be In, which took place in San Francisco, and the energy of that historic moment was felt by all in attendance.You can see the band’s video of “New Speedway” embedded below.[Cover photo via acidpalace // Instagram]
Rapper Action Bronson is scheduled to release his second book in a few months—a 224-page publication on everything cannabis. The forthcoming book, titled Stoned Beyond Belief, is scheduled to arrive towards the tail end of his upcoming North American concert tour on March 19th via Abrams Image. Stoned Beyond Belief will follow the 2017 publication of his debut cookbook, Fuck, That’s Delicious, based on his Viceland TV series of the same name.According to the book’s pre-order page on Amazon, Stoned Beyond Belief will act as an ultimate love letter from Bronson to the world’s most magical plant: Weed. The book was co-penned with James Beard Award-winning food writer, Rachel Wharton, and will look to take readers through “every corner of the pot galaxy.” Cannabis-related topics which Bronson and Wharton cover throughout the book include highly scientific botanical analyses, studies of medicinal benefits of the controversial plant, and a guide to the world of weed paraphernalia.Related: Snoop Dogg Announces New Cookbook, ‘From Crook To Cook’The rapper from Queens, New York has never been shy about his love for weed, and often incorporates the plant into his television show and media appearances.Action Bronson – “Guess The Weed Strain” – Complex News[Video: Complex]Bronson independently released his latest studio album, White Bronco, on November 1st, 2018. The food-loving rapper will continue promoting the new material from White Bronco with a winter-into-spring concert run scheduled to begin next month at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on February 11th. The tour will hit a mix of major U.S. and Canadian markets including New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Detroit, Minneapolis, Denver, Vancouver, Seattle, San Diego, Oakland, and Los Angeles, just to name a few. The North American tour is scheduled to wrap following his appearance at the inaugural Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio in mid-May. Bronson is also scheduled to appear at the 2019 National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 20th.Fans can click here for detailed ticketing information for the upcoming Action Bronson tour.[H/T Billboard]
Here come the critics, demanding an overhaul of the NFL overtime system after Patrick Mahomes stood helpless on the sidelines Sunday evening as the New England Patriots drove for an overtime touchdown to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31.And so it was that one of the participants in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta was determined as if it were a game of chance.Except, of course, that it wasn’t a coin flip that decided the game. It was the Chiefs’ horrible defense that denied Mahomes and put the …
SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program KUALA LUMPUR–—Christian Standhardinger had just a few days to rest between his duties in the Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, yet the Filipino-German big man was able to contribute right away.Gilas’ hulking center put up a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead Gilas Pilipinas to a hardfought 81-74 win over Thailand in the basketball opener of the regional games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ravena lauds Standhardinger’s efforts in Gilas cadets’ opener win3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Ravena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: SEA Games: Gilas cadets survive Thailand“People have to understand it’s not easy travelling from one country to another one in a different time zone, and playing right away,” said Ravena.“Christian’s really a big help both defensively, and offensively. And it’s a big deal that you have a big guy who fights for every possession.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games READ: Standhardinger signs with Hong Kong in ABLAnd Standhardinger’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoto from Fiba.com“We have to give credit to Christian for grinding it out and he really sacrificed for the glory of our country,” said shooting guard Kiefer Ravena in Filipino Monday at Sunway Putra Hotel here.Standhardinger was only given a few days to settle in the Philippines after playing in Lebanon for the Fiba Asia Cup before he flew to Malaysia just in time for the SEA Games’ opening ceremonies. View comments
About 140 personnel comprising the Joint Force Space Component staff will move from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., to Schriever AFB, Colo., to be closer to the Joint Force Space Component commander and collocated with the National Space Defense Center, officials announced last week. The move is part of a restructure of Air Force components needed to improve the nation’s space warfighting effectiveness, according to a news release. It will not impact Vandenberg’s primary mission as the nation’s critical West Coast launch facility. … The Air Force Community Partnership Program (AFCP) has scheduled two brownbag sessions for May: How the Air Force is Facing its Encroachment Challenges While Protecting Its Mission (May 1); and Leveraging Intergovernmental Support Agreements in the Air Force (May 16). To register for a brownbag, visit the AFCP website. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Actor-dancer Faisal Khan, who had started his career with the Dance India Dance trophy, is no longer a child. Faisal is currently shinning playing his first lead as an adult in Chandragupta Maurya as well as juggling with Nach Baliye as he dances away with girlfriend Muskaan Kataria. Already having won two reality shows, Dance India Dance and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Faisal brings a lot of excitement and anticipation whenever he steps on to the dance stage!In the second episode of Nach Baliye, the duo was seen giving stellar performances on the song, ‘Banja tu meri raani”, with immense chemistry which lead them to a perfect score and a Hi-5!During a conversation with host Maniesh Paul, Faisal revealed that their romantic tale started with a phone charger, when Faisal lent his phone charger to Muskaan who was obscure about Faisal’s popularity as an actor.Their love story was very much encircled in their performance by their choreographer Omkar Shinde. Judge Ahmed Khan appreciated their performance saying that they set the stage on fire while judge Raveena Tandon added that the dance brilliantly and the right song was given to the right couple.Earlier, talking to International Business Times, Faisal Khan had revealed, “I have always either won the reality shows or have been the finalist. It is like my reputation is on stake. It is not going to be easy, because this time I am not doing it alone or with a professional dancer. I am going to dance with my girlfriend Muskaan, who is a complete non-dancer. I think it will be a little difficult for me but we are going to try our best and attempt to put in our best in the show, so that I can accomplish my hat-trick of winning the reality shows.”
Mahfuz Ullah. File photoThe body of senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah, who passed away at a hospital in Thailand on Saturday morning, arrived in Bangladesh early Sunday, reports UNB.A flight of Thai Airways carrying his body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:42am, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.His first namaz-e-janaza will be held after Zohr prayers at Dormitory Jame Mosque along Green Road, said his elder brother Mahbub Ullah.His second janaza will be held after Asr prayers at the Jatiya Press Club and then he will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ graveyard.The journalist, who was on life support at the Bumrungrad International Hospital, breathed his last around 10:05am (Bangladesh time) at the age of 69.”My father is no more. He breathed his last at 10:05am today (Saturday). We are taking preparations to take his body home on completion necessary formalities,” UNB quoted his daughter Nusrat Humaira as saying.Mahfuz Ullah had been suffering from various complications in heart, kidney and lung. He was flown to Thailand on 10 April for advanced treatment.Mahfuz Ullah was politically active since his student life and had taken part in the 11-point movement. He was expelled from Dhaka College for his activism.Born in Noakhali in 1950, Mahfuz Ullah obtained MA degrees in physics and journalism from Dhaka University. He got involved in journalism when he was a student and had been associated with popular weekly ‘Bichitra’ since its inception in 1972.He also worked at Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata as a ‘China expert’ and taught at Dhaka University’s journalism department. Mahfuz Ullah had hosted radio and television shows and was involved with leading Bangla and English dailies in Bangladesh.He has also authored more than 50 books in Bangla and English, apart from editing a number of others.Books edited by him include the biographies of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and Khaleda Zia, the mass uprising of 1969, insurgency in Assam, and post-independent Bangladesh.
At the beginning of the experiment, the two groups of participants reported similar initial attitudes toward universal health care. However, those who engaged in the perspective taking exercise reported less receptiveness and showed less attitude change compared with the control group. As the researchers hypothesized, personal values helped to explain this effect – participants who engaged in perspective taking reported that their worldview and morals were less aligned with their partner’s compared with those in the control group. “As political polarization in America has increased, there has been a lot of discussion about how to bring people with opposing views to the table, in order to have more productive dialogues,” says lead researcher Rhia Catapano of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. “Our findings show that self-persuasion can be an effective way to move people from entrenched views, but that perspective taking can actually undermine its effectiveness.” Althoughpolicymakers and pundits often refer to perspective taking when they talk aboutaddressing polarization, the scientific evidence for its effectiveness as aself-persuasion strategy is mixed. On the one hand, people might generate morepersuasive arguments or relate more to alternative viewpoints after takingsomeone else’s perspective. On the other hand, it’s possible that trying to seethings from the other side could make people more entrenched in their views,especially when they view alternative perspectives in a competitive light. Andthe researchers replicated these findings with another online sample of 998participants recruited from Amazon MTurk. Catapanoand colleagues hypothesized that taking the perspective of someone with anopposing opinion may backfire when that person is seen as having very differentvalues. Together,the findings shed light on the self-persuasion strategies that are most likelyto help bridge ideological divides. Intriguingly, simply generating argumentsfor the other side – the control condition in each experiment – actually seemedto increase participants’ receptiveness. For their first online experiment, the researchers recruited participants from Reddit with the aim of reaching a large sample of people interested in political issues. The 484 participants completed a survey, in which they reported demographic information and rated their support for universal health care (from 0, strongly against, to 100, strongly support). Trying to take someone else’s perspective may make you less open to their opposing views, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Coauthors on theresearch include Zakary L. Tormala of the Stanford University Graduate Schoolof Business and Derek D. Rucker of the Kellogg School of Management atNorthwestern University. Halfof the participants were instructed to reflect on their partner’s intentionsand interests and visualize his life and experiences. And all of theparticipants generated an argument that their partner might give in support ofhis attitude toward universal health care. “Having people think of arguments for the opposing view but without engaging in perspective taking, was quite effective in opening people up to the opposing view,” says Catapano. “We found that encouraging.” Findingsfrom a second online experiment suggest that perspective taking enhancesparticipants’ openness to an alternative viewpoint when their values arecongruent with those of their partner. Butwhat if people felt as though they were taking the perspective of someone whoholds similar values despite having a different opinion? Theexperiments reported in this article were preregistered via the Open ScienceFramework and the stimuli, analysis code, and anonymized data for theexperiments are available online (Experiment 1; Experiment 1 replication; Experiment 2). Thisarticle has received the badges for Open Data, Open Materials, andPreregistration. “Whenpeople try to take the perspective of those on the other side, they’re actuallyquite good at it. They write arguments that people on that side might actuallycome up with, rather than dismissing the task or writing poor arguments onpurpose,” Catapano explains. “The problem is that the arguments appeal to thevalues of the person whose perspective they’re taking, rather than their ownvalues.” The participants then received information about the person they would supposedly be interacting with in the next task: a 22-year-old White male from Ohio. Importantly, the partner’s political ideology and attitude toward universal health care were always opposite those of each participant.