Dead & Company wrapped up a two-night run at the famed Alpine Valley Music Theatre in style last night, playing their hearts out for a great performance with countless Grateful Dead classics. Powered by three of the band’s core members, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Dead & Company are carrying the torch with a gusto. Perhaps it’s the new energy that John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti bring to the table, but there’s no denying that this band has some magic.Unlike the first night of the Alpine run, where Dead & Co debuted two new songs, the band focused on familiar tunes with a passion. Opening with “Samson & Delilah,” the first set was heated up by “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo,” “Loose Lucy,” “Standing On The Moon,” “Crazy Fingers,” “Althea” and a sing-along of “Goin Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” that featured vocals from Burbridge.Set two had the biggest surprise of the night, as the band opened the set with “Sugar Magnolia” but segued into “Viola Lee Blues” before playing the “Sunshine Daydream” coda. The set raged on with a great “Scarlet > Fire” combination and wrapped into a psychedelic “Drums/Space” odyssey, before returning with “Wharf Rat.” Only after “Wharf Rat” would the band conclude their opening song, hitting the “Sunshine Daydream” section in stride.The encore brought two emotional Jerry Garcia tunes to light, as the band brought out acoustic guitars and played “Ripple.” With a little time left, the band broke out into one more song, a great “Touch Of Grey,” to end the show.Check out video highlights [from velvethammer2002 except where indicated], audio via WMWV Radio, and the full setlist below!Crazy FingersAltheaDrums/SpaceWharf Rat [via zoothorn99]RippleTouch Of Grey [via thisspaceisgettinghot] Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists
Mowing. Contoured pine strawislands, with just a few plants, can replace large areas ofhigh-maintenance lawn. Where you already have groups of shrubs ortrees, use pine straw to tie them together, he said. Then youwon’t have to mow around them individually.Watering. Sunshine and windwill take away much less water if the soil surface is coveredwith mulch, he said. Reduce water needs with pine straw mulcharound shrubs and in flower beds.Weeding. Mulches help controlweeds, he said. That provides two advantages: One, you don’t haveto pull weeds yourself. And two, you don’t have to spray chemicalherbicides around your yard. Extension foresters say pine straw actually falls year-round. Butneedle-fall is heaviest in fall, winter and early spring.If you have more pine straw than you can use in the fall, justfind an out-of-the-way place to pile it up and save it.Next spring, you could be happy you did. For all the reasons it’sso good in your landscape, pine straw can be just as valuable asa mulch in your vegetable garden.It can help keep the soil moist in small gardens, raised bedgardens or small beds of vegetable plantings. It can be good formulching small fruits, too, such as strawberries or blueberries.It can also help keep soil from washing from heavy rains,Westerfield said. That protects water quality and keeps you fromhaving to repair eroded areas.Here are some tips, he said, to help make the most of your pinestraw.Don’t replace. Replenish. One ofthe benefits of mulching, he said, is the organic matter it addsto the soil as it decomposes. Don’t remove the old straw. Justadd new straw on top of the old to make a layer at least 2 to 4inches thick. That’s the least it will take to be effective.Don’t pile it on too thick. “Idon’t know that it will hurt so much,” Westerfield said. “But anymore than about 6 inches just won’t do any more good.”Leave room around the stems.Especially with azaleas, he said, mulch piled up around the stemscan lead a second root system to develop. That often happens atthe expense of the deeper roots, which leaves the azalea evenmore susceptible to drought damage.Don’t just stuff it underneath.Spread it beyond the drip line, the line right under theoutermost leaves. Getting it over the feeder roots is the key, hesaid.Mulch young trees. It’s reallyimportant in the first two or three years, he said. Withshallow-rooted trees like dogwood, redbud or crape myrtle it’sgood to mulch even after that.Don’t use landscape fabric under thestraw unless your main purpose is complete weed control.If that’s the case, you won’t need as thick a layer of straw.In most cases, Westerfield said, pine straw that’s 2 inches deepafter it settles does 90 percent of what you’d expect the fabricor plastic liner to do. And 4 to 5 inches of fresh straw willsettle to about 2 inches.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia pines have started raining pine straw early this year.And yes, somebody has to rake it all up. But pine straw can bemore of a blessing than a chore, said University of Georgiaspecialist Bob Westerfield.”If you use it right, pine straw can actually help you have lessyard work to do,” said Westerfield, a UGA Cooperative Extensionconsumer horticulturist.Pine straw can free you, he said, from having to do so much:
Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 May 2019 2:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Unai Emery says Arsenal will respect Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision (AFP/Getty Images)Unai Emery insists he respects Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision to miss Arsenal’s Europe League final against Chelsea in Baku next week.Mkhitaryan will not travel with the rest of his Arsenal teammates to Azerbaijan as the Armenian is concerned about his safety.UEFA has subsequently hit back at Arsenal’s decision to leave Mkhitaryan out of their Europa League final squad, claiming that the Gunners received assurances regarding the midfielder’s safety.But Emery admits he understands Mkhitaryan’s decision.ADVERTISEMENT‘It is bad news but we cannot do anything for these issues,’ said Emery.[…] It‘s the kind of game that doesn’t come along very often for us players and I must admit, it hurts me a lot to miss it.I will be cheering my teammates on! Let’s bring it home @Arsenal 🏆💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #uel #final #arsenal #chelsea #AFC #COYG pic.twitter.com/gnDA6oyolw— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) May 21, 2019 ‘It is a very, very personal decision and we need to respect him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have to understand the political problems.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I spoke to him. I came from the Basque country and we had also a big political problem in our country, finishing five, six years ago and I can understand this decision is very, very personal.‘I cannot push him to come with us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Unai Emery ‘respects’ Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision to miss Arsenal’s Europa League final against Chelsea over safety fears Comment Advertisement
“We can cope because we have (Calum) Chambers, (Per) Mertesacker, Koscielny,” Wenger said. “But we have now lost Debuchy who can play centre-back, Monreal who can play centre-back and Gibbs has been out too. “So if we have another injury or two we will struggle. It is risky (not to sign anyone) – too risky.” The Gunners have been linked with a number of central defenders in the January transfer window including West Ham’s Winston Reid and Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. “Why have we not signed a defender? We haven’t found one. We are not the only ones working on the case,” Wenger said. “It is not a supermarket where you go in and buy a defender. “It is a market that is very restricted. The players who can strengthen the best 10 teams in Europe, you don’t find many and it is the same for everybody. “We are a big attraction, of course we are. If it was easy we would do it. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits it would be a gamble not to bring in a new defender this month but insists the Gunners would be able to cope. “We have made enquiries but then you have the second handicap – who wants to sell their best player, especially a central defender in the middle of the season? “They say, ‘come back in June or July’.” Arsenal are close to completing a deal for Legia Warsaw’s 17-year-old midfielder Krystian Bielik, who Wenger believes is ready to join up with the first-team squad straight away. Clubs increasingly use statistical scouting systems to judge potential recruits, but Wenger insists nothing can beat the human eye. “What is most important is the eye,” he said. “For example, you can have very good numbers for a defender but if he is suspect to one big mistake every game or every five games, the numbers will not detect that. “Still the priority is the attitude of the player and your eye – does he read the game well? “The numbers over 15 games can be very good but, in the big games, that’s where the players should be judged for us.” The north London side have been regularly left short of defensive cover this season with the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs, Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy all suffering injuries. Debuchy is expected to be out for another three months after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder, leaving Wenger with only six fit senior defenders at the club. Press Association
Ow. :flushed: #DAYTONA500 | @CoreyLaJoie pic.twitter.com/psdNEThjZG— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 20193:15 p.m.. — After the first 10 laps, Matt DiBenedetto is in the lead. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is in second place, followed by Martin Truex Jr.3:07 p.m. — Green flag. Let’s do this.. @WilliamByron slides in front of @AlexBowman88 and holds the lead on Lap 1! @DISupdates | #DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/Z2QzfGexjK— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 20193:01 p.m. — Cars are rolling off pit road. Denny Hamlin was one of the few drivers able to finish the Daytona 500 on Sunday.And after a crash-packed final stage wiped out most of the field and led to a pair of red-flag delays, Hamlin emerged victorious for his second career Daytona 500 win (his first came in 2016). It was a bounce-back performance by the 38-year-old driver, who went winless last season. MORE: ‘Big One’ with 10 to go takes out group of front-runnersAfter the race, an emotional Hamlin dedicated the win to J.D. Gibbs, the co-founder of the Joe Gibbs Racing organization under which Hamlin races. Gibbs died last month of a degenerative neurological disease at age 49.”It was just one of those days where I felt like it was meant to be,” Hamlin told reporters. “Hats off to Kyle as well. I know he was eagerly wanting his first victory in the Daytona 500, but today we just weren’t going to be denied.”The whole (Gibbs) family — they did so much for me over the course of my career. This one is for J.D. We’re desperately going to miss him the rest of our lives. His legacy still lives on through Joe Gibbs Racing and I’m proud to do this for them.”Sporting News tracked lap-by-lap results and highlights from the 2019 Daytona 500. See below for how Hamlin won the race. (Material from the NASCAR Wire Service was used in the section above.)Daytona 500 results: 2019 winner, order of finishThe top 20 finishers from the 2019 Daytona 500 are in order below. Here’s a full list of results.FinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (11)302.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)373.Erik JonesJoe Gibbs Racing (20)…4.Joey LoganoTeam Penske (22)115.Michael McDowellFront Row Motorsports (34)…6.Ty DillonGermain Racing (13)…7.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)…8.Ryan PreeceJoe Gibbs Racing (47)…9.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)…10.Ross ChastainPremium Motorsports (15)…11.Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports (88)…12.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske (2)…13.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing (17)1614.Ryan NewmanRichard Childress Racing (6)…15.Parker KligermanGaunt Brothers Racing (96)…16.Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing (3)…17.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports (9)…18.Corey LaJoieTriStar Motorsports (32)…19.B.J. McLeodRick Ware Racing (51)…20.Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing (14)…MORE: Full 2019 schedule | New rule changes explainedDaytona 500 live updates, highlights(All times Eastern)7:33 p.m. — DENNY HAMLIN WINS IT! After going winless in 2018, Hamlin claims a chaotic Daytona 500.”This one is for J.D.” pic.twitter.com/r5iYk4yfvi— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 20197:32 p.m. — Logano takes second! Can he catch Hamlin for first?7:14 p.m. — Almost every car has taken at least some damage today.Apparently only top five cars don’t have any damage:1. Denny Hamlin, coming off winless season, looking for second 500 win2. Kyle Busch, has never won the 5003. Joey Logano, last year’s Cup champ4. Michael McDowell, no career Cup wins in 285 starts5. Ryan Preece, rookie— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 18, 20197:10 p.m. — Red flag.7:02 p.m. — Welp. Bowyer smashes into Byron going for a late pass. Caution up again.you guys… pic.twitter.com/PsWW5k6Vlz— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 20197:01 p.m. — Back to green. Two more laps.6:55 p.m. — ANOTHER WRECK. Stenhouse, Harvick and Larson all seriously involved.. @StenhouseJr runs out of room between @KyleLarsonRacin and @KevinHarvick ! #DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/4vOzh6LySP— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 20196:52 p.m. — After a lengthy delay from a crash that involved 21 cars, according to NASCAR, it’s green again at Daytona. Six laps to go.6:31 p.m. — Logano avoided catastrophe, but many of his fellow drivers did not.How big was the Big One? Believe that was a 19-car wreck. Per MRN, the drivers involved were A. Dillon, Newman, Hemric, Elliott, Almirola, Blaney, TDillon, Stenhouse, Truex, Jones, Menard, Reddick, Tifft, Buescher, Ragan, Larson, Suarez, Johnson, DiBenedetto. #Daytona500— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 17, 20196:26 p.m. — Here’s a look at the big crash. Yikes.THE BIG ONE STRIKES AT DAYTONA.Matt DiBenedetto goes around, and multiple cars are totaled in this #Daytona500 . pic.twitter.com/BLnJweOjEa— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) February 17, 20196:21 p.m. — HUGE wreck with 10 laps remaining. We were trending toward this.Involved: 21, 95 6, 19, 41, 10, 31, 8, 37,Red Flag— Jim Utter (@jim_utter) February 17, 20196:15 p.m. — Now it’s Keselowski’s turn to spin out. It’s been an eventful final stage at Daytona.. @keselowski goes around and we’re under caution with 12 laps remaining.Do NOT miss the finish of the #DAYTONA500 on FOX! pic.twitter.com/HAOt7NA5Ia— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 20196:06 p.m. — Right after the latest restart, Kyle Larson spins into the wall. This is anyone’s race.Kyle Larson loses it. pic.twitter.com/dWESX4BuJs— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 17, 20195:57 p.m. — Argh. Caution flag back out for debris.5:55 p.m. — OK, we have the green flag again with 29 laps remaining.5:44 p.m. — The wreck was not Johnson’s fault, but he took some of the worst damage.That is not ideal for Jimmie Johnson. pic.twitter.com/9nzmFUvF46— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 17, 20195:35 p.m. — Caution. Crash at pit road. Jimmie Johnson was caught up in that.You never know where chaos will strike at @DISupdates ! #DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/fyQI74Fw4h— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 2019″Well damn, that was unlucky, huh.” @JimmieJohnson says to crew in understatement of the race. #Daytona500— Holly Cain (@_HollyCain) February 17, 20195:25 p.m. — Remember what we said about aggressive driving? Geez Louise.Anyone else hold their breath during that pass by @ClintBowyer ? #DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/9zLYlwhzPe— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 20195:20 p.m. — There are 60 laps left in the Daytona 500. We’re about to get to the point when things get very real. Byron remains in the lead, but there are likely many twists and turns left in this one.5:11 p.m. — The young buck William Byron takes the lead!5:05 p.m. — So, some thoughts: This race has been a pleasant surprise to this point given concerns about boring, single-file racing. Drivers are taking more chances, opting to go into the bottom lane more than they did in qualifying.4:59 p.m. — Ryan Blaney wins Stage 2! He’s followed by Keselowski and Byron. DiBenedetto is still in the top 10 after pitting.Ryan Blaney wins Stage 2. Playoff point for him.Others getting stage points:2. Byron3. Almirola4. Keselowski5. Stenhouse6. DiBenedetto7. Harvick8. Suarez9. Johnson10. Logano— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 17, 20194:45 p.m. — Caution near the end of Stage 2.CAUTION: @CJMearsGang and @pkligerman are involved. #DAYTONA500 | @DISupdates pic.twitter.com/FQ4nwZ84xl— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 20194:39 p.m. — Twenty laps remain in Stage 2. DiBenedetto is hanging onto his improbable lead. He has now led 42 laps today. Top six still need to pit, though.4:26 p.m. — DiBenedetto is back in the lead 23 laps into Stage 2.With his 24th lap led, @mattdracing has led more today than his entire career to this point combined. #DAYTONA500 | @LFR95 pic.twitter.com/3JftVHJwrS— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 20194:20 p.m. — Paul Menard is penalized for speeding on pit road.4:03 p.m. — We’re done with Stage 1. Kyle Busch is still in the lead, but his brother, Kurt Busch, was involved in the biggest crash of the day so far. Alex Bowman is in second place and Joey Logano runs in third.3:51 p.m. — Caution. Kurt Busch involved in an accident.Caution! Kurt Busch, Bubba Wallace and Jamie McMurray all involved. pic.twitter.com/jUPjLzzfkc— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 17, 20193:40 p.m. — Kyle Busch takes the lead, his first of the day.3:35 p.m. — With the green flag back in effect, we’re halfway through Stage 1. Stenhouse leads the way.3:23 p.m. — Caution. Twenty laps in, Corey LaJoie has an issue.