Members of Kung Fu Perform Funky “Hot ‘Lanta” Tribute To Butch Trucks [Watch]

first_imgLast night was a difficult day for rock & roll, and most anyone who had the chance to play music played in honor of Butch Trucks and the Allman Brothers Band. Such was the case for Adrian Tramontano (drums), Chris DeAngelis (bass), Rob Somerville (saxophone) of Kung Fu, and keyboardist Cyrus Madan (Deep Banana Blackout) last night.The BRYAC Funk All Stars came together in Bridgeport, CT last night and played a funky version of “Hot ‘Lanta” in memory of Butch & the Allmans, with special guest Sammy Blanchette (CK3, Hubinger St, Fattie Roots) on guitar. You can watch the performance below, courtesy of YouTube user stublatt:Butch Trucks had an influence on many musicians, and the memories continue to share throughout social media. Adrian Tramontano had this to say about the loss:last_img read more

Temporary Deviation to Support Kissimmee River Restoration Gets OK

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has just announced the approval of a planned temporary deviation to the 1981 Lake Kissimmee, Hatchineha and Cypress Interim Regulation Schedule.Major General Diana Holland, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, approved the planned deviation to raise the regulation schedule to facilitate Kissimmee River Restoration Project (KRRP) construction through June 1, 2021.“Completing construction on the Kissimmee River Restoration Project is a priority for the Jacksonville District,” said Tim Gysan, Senior Project Manager. “Receiving the approval for this planned temporary deviation gives us flexibility as we work to maintain the on-site conditions required for our contractors to continue their work at multiple construction locations simultaneously.”Remaining construction includes Kissimmee River backfill and the S-69 U-shaped weir completion. Lake Kissimmee, Hatchineha, and Cypress are regulated by a single structure, S-65, located at the outlet of Lake Kissimmee. S-65 is a spillway located at the head of the C-38 canal.The intent of the planned temporary deviation is to limit Lake Kissimmee releases to no more than 900 cubic feet per second (cfs) in order to facilitate KRR construction in Reach 2 and Reach 3, which are located south of the Kissimmee River junction with the Istokpoga Canal.The planned temporary deviation provides operational flexibility to the South Florida Water Management District, increasing the likelihood of providing flows within the optimum range for Corps construction.Image source: USACElast_img read more

DEVILS MAY CARE: Syracuse rallies to beat Denver in final four, advances to face Duke in title game

first_img Published on May 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Related Stories Syracuse defense silences Denver in clutch, sends Orange to first national championship game since 2009Harris delivers on defense, from wing on faceoffs in crucial situation to seal Syracuse victoryDenver subs out LaPlante at halftime, sticks with two-goalie system despite stellar early showing Facebook Twitter Google+center_img PHILADELPHIA — For one moment, the ball lay on the Lincoln Financial Field grass, up for grabs.It seemed improbable in the first half, but now the whole game was, too. A Denver ground ball could start a breakaway in the other direction. A Syracuse rebound could win the game.Two Luke Cometti shots set the stage. Half a minute earlier, he had tied the game for the first time with a last-minute goal. His next shot could win it. Denver’s Jamie Faus made the save, but the rebound was there for the taking. In stepped Derek Maltz. A ground ball into a fluid flick of the wrist put the ball into the back of the net, capping a spectacular fourth quarter and sending the Orange to the national championship.“We worked all week on what if JoJo (Marasco) gets shut off, and Luke had a terrific game, so he took the ball hard to the cage,” Maltz said. “The ball trickled off the goalie’s chest and I was basically just in the right spot at the right time, and I’m just thankful that the ball went in the back of the net and we’re moving on to Monday.”For 30 minutes, it was the No. 4-seed Pioneers who seemed destined for the title game. SU couldn’t solve first-half goalie Ryan LaPlante in the net and finally showed some vulnerability on the defensive end against DU’s (14-5) dynamic offense. Top-seeded Syracuse went into the fourth quarter trailing by three, but a five-goal period, a game-ending 3-0 run and Maltz’s decisive goal sent the Orange (16-3) to its first championship game since 2009.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse advances to face No. 7-seed Duke in the NCAA championship game at 1 p.m. Monday in Philadelphia.The Orange found itself in a familiar situation. For the sixth time this season, the Orange trailed heading into the fourth quarter. Four times before, SU came away victorious.With 10:23 remaining, Marasco fired a pass across the crease to Maltz, who pump-faked and scored. Two minutes later, Dylan Donahue lofted a pass over the cage to Scott Loy, who bounced a shot by Faus to cut Denver’s lead to one. All of a sudden, the comeback that seemed impossible in the first half was becoming a reality.“It’s just all‑around,” Marasco said, “just kind of staying relaxed and knowing that we trust everyone on the field and we just have a lot of faith and we believe in ourselves.”For a half, Syracuse got its chances — chances it buried all year — but this time, the shots either sailed wide or were rejected. LaPlante made an astonishing 13 saves for the Pioneers, while conceding just two goals.LaPlante and Faus have split halves in most of Denver’s games this year, but on Saturday, the change was nothing short of a surprise. For 30 minutes, LaPlante was simply outstanding, and with a national title appearance on the line, the Orange simply couldn’t solve him.Then came Faus. He snatched a shot from Marasco out of the air, but the shot pushed his stick beyond the goal line. Goal. The next one came from a wide-open Donahue on the doorstep. SU had a chance.“To be honest, I was shocked when they made a goalie switch,” Maltz said, “but they’ve been doing it all year and we prepared for that all week.”But Faus found a rhythm. With the momentum swinging in Syracuse’s favor, he stuffed an open look from Maltz in the third quarter that would’ve cut the lead to one. Denver scored on the other end. The momentum — and a three-goal lead — was back on the Pioneers’ sideline for the fourth quarter.The Orange scored quickly, but an Eric Law goal kept Denver’s lead at two with five minutes remaining.The clock ticked again — with comeback hopes again fading — until a pair of penalties gave the Orange a six-on-four. With 2:35 to play, Marasco fired and scored from the right wing. A minute and a half later, Cometti’s goal tied the game.No teams are more familiar with one-goal games than SU and Denver. With a minute remaining, the two were destined for another.“It’s the nature of the game now,” Pioneers head coach Bill Tierney said. “Everybody has got enough good players. If the kids aren’t motivated, somebody is going to knock you down.”Syracuse won the faceoff, one of just three in the second half, and took a timeout. The Pioneers usually break each huddle with the words, “One goal,” but the Orange had nine such games of its own.On Saturday, SU won another. Once Cometti tied up the score, the game was only truly up in the air for less than a minute, and Syracuse snatched it. After slogging through the first half, a shell of its usual self, the Orange pounced on the moment, on the opportunity it was handed, and headed to the championship.“We’ve been so relaxed because we’ve been playing these games so many times that it just felt like another game,” Marasco said. “Going out on offense, even at the end, we tell ourselves we’re not going to overtime, let’s send this one home early.” Commentslast_img read more

Olympic Sports Weekend Within the Project “Olympic Family-Celebrating Olympics”

first_imgThe B&H Olympic Committee (B&H OC) in the next ten days will organize the event “Olympic family-celebrating Olympics”, as part of the project that aims for a better and successful preparation and implementation of the major international sports competition-European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF), which will be hosted in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo in 2017. Also, this project includes the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo.Disciplines and generations, which will compete at the EYOWF 2017 will be promoted at the Olympic mountains on 31 January and 1-2 February. Also, an international competition in figure skating “Sarajevo Open 2014” will be held in Zetra.Ski races in snowboards and parallel slalom will be held on Friday, on the first day of the event, on Bjelašnica at 12.00 and ski races in big slalom will be held on Jahorina at 10:00. These races promote disciplines and participants that will compete at the EYOWF 2017.The show race of ambassadors, businesspeople and  public figures will be held on Saturday on Jahorina at 11.00-15:00.The official promotion of the projects EYOWF 2017 and “Olympic family-celebrating Olympics” will be held at the Hotel Termag from 15:45 until 17:30.   The exhibition “Olimpizam” will open on 7 February at the B&H Art Gallery. One day later on Bjelašnica, the Europe Cup in snowboard will be held, while the monograph on Sarajevo Olympics of Slobodan Stajić will be presented in Zetra.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Bernstein’s ready for Funny return

first_imgSix-time champ Kenny Bernstein is back, this time in black. He’ll be driving a Funny Car sponsored by Monster energy drink and Lucas Oil as Brandon continues to campaign the dragster. It will mark the first time father and son have competed together as pros, although they shared a historic moment of being the first father-son duo to win at the same national event, in 2001 at Las Vegas. The elder Bernstein, one of only two men to win championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, retired following the 2002 season. An injury to Brandon in 2003 put him back on the circuit for the balance of the season, but he has served as only a car owner since. There was talk in 2005 he might return, but nothing bore fruit. Bernstein’s driving days appeared over until Budweiser and Monster struck an agreement late last year that put him back behind the wheel. POMONA – For the past three years, the competitive fire deep within a retired Kenny Bernstein continued to burn, and not very quietly at times. “He definitely told me many times he missed the competition,” said Brandon Bernstein, Kenny’s son, who replaced him behind the wheel of the Budweiser Top Fuel dragster. “You could see it in his mannerisms and his facial expressions. “It was the right place, right time program,” said Bernstein on the eve of the season-opening Winternationals at Fairplex. “But I’ll tell you, the thing I enjoy the most is the driving, the competition.” It has not been an easy road for the 62-year-old from Lake Forest. In four months, he put a team together,but trying to catch up to technology was quite the other. “We shake, rattled and did everything but roll, including losing a few battles with the race track cones,” Bernstein said of the testing. “The shake was so severe it was blinding.” Bernstein, crew chief Ray Alley and his assistant, Johnny West, were perplexed as they tried to get the Funny Car down the track. Then, 14-time Funny Car champion John Force stepped in and brought along his brain trust, mainly crew chiefs Austin Coil, Bernie Fedderely and John Medlen. [email protected] (909) 386-2844 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “It didn’t appear he was having fun. He was kind of bored at the track.” Beginning today at Pomona Raceway, boredom will be replaced by all the elements faced by a driver in the NHRA Powerade series. last_img read more