Online DCPC training launched by FTA

first_imgThe Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched e-DCPC, an online version of Driver CPC (DCPC) training. It says the courses will ensure that PSV drivers can continue to undertake such training during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.e-DCPC is approved by JAUPT as a suitable online delivery alternative to classroom-based DCPC training.Says Keith Gray, FTA General Manager of Training, Audits and Standards: “While FTA has temporarily suspended all face-to-face training events under coronavirus COVID-19 government guidance, we are committed to ensuring that workers can continue to receive the vital training they require to keep operations safe, efficient and compliant.“By launching e-DCPC, we can help to ensure that businesses remain as operational as possible throughout the pandemic.“With the government permitting individuals to undertake training while on furlough, businesses could use that time to upskill their workforces, enrolling their drivers on the e-DCPC course to keep them up to date with mandatory training requirements.” read more

Looking Back At Phish’s Musical Costumes From Halloweens Past

first_img[Video: HarpuaFSB]2013 – Wingsuit by PhishAfter taking a few years off from Halloween shows, in 2013, Phish returned with a huge surprise. While the band returned to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the show, the band chose to cover their future selves for the evening. Eschewing the traditional cover of a classic rock album, Phish performed a full set of material that they were about to record in the studio—what resulted was a full set of brand new material, much of which went on to be included on their 2014 album Fuego.2013’s Halloween set was well played, but many in the audience were let down by Phish’s unexpected decision to change up their tradition. Love it or hate it, the Wingsuit set signaled a shift in Phish’s musical direction, choosing to focus more on original material and less on incorporating covers into their shows. In fact, many fans took their choice to “cover themselves” as a sign that the musical costume was being put to bed by the band entirely. The highlight of the night was easily the funky “Wombat”, which featured a slew of dancers and a totally random guest appearance by the inimitable Abe Vigoda, who was dressed like a wombat for Halloween, because of course.Watch Phish perform “Wombat” on 10/31/2013 below.[Video: Phish]2014 – The Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House by Walt Disney RecordsIn what will go down as the most creative of their musical costumes, Phish surprised damn-near everyone with a unique cover of The Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House. The album is comprised of two sides: side one containing short, spooky stories, and side two holding a variety of sound effects to match the narration. Phish took this album and rolled with it, creating brand-new compositions while using the sound effects as samples and/or inspiration. What resulted is one of the most important Phish shows in recent memory.The band opened the set inside of a haunted house, with a makeshift cemetery, full moon, and lots of zombie dancers surrounding them. When the walls of the house eventually blew off, it revealed the members of Phish in white tuxedos with zombie makeup on, performing in close quarters while totally jamming out a full set of new instrumental material. The performance demolished everyone’s expectations while also re-opening the door to one of the band’s most beloved traditions.Watch Phish perform their entire cover of “The Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House”. [Originally published 10/31/18] One of the most beloved Phish traditions is their Halloween “musical costume”, which dates back to their 1994 Halloween performance at Glen Falls, NY’s Glen Falls Civic Center.In 2018, Phish blew their fans’ minds when they unveiled a mysterious, never-before-heard í Rokk album by Kasvot Växt, which attendees and fans tuning in from afar soon learned was a composition of ten new, original tracks written by Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Page McConnell.While Phish is not playing a Halloween show this year, we couldn’t let All Hallows Eve pass without reliving some of our favorite October 31st performances. In honor of Halloween, let’s go backwards down the numberline and take a look at Phish’s ten past “musical costumes.” If you’re looking for some good listening, you can also listen to this playlist of all the original versions of the Halloween albums below:Phish Halloween Originals [Playlist]1994 – The White Album by The BeatlesFor their first-ever musical costume, Phish asked their fans what album they’d want to hear via a mailed-in voting system—the overwhelming winner was The Beatles’ White Album. The show took place at the Glen Falls Civic Center, with Phish playing a full set of originals, followed by the 28-song Beatles record, then a third set of originals as well. The band had never performed any of the songs on White Album before, barring a one-off performance of the silly track “Piggies” a decade prior. Fans were absolutely stunned, leaving the venue around 3:30 a.m. after a ridiculous and triumphant night. The legend of this show continues to propel Phish forward, as the show launched a Halloween legend that is still going on today.Watch the full White Album set from 10/31/94 in the playlist below (use the icon in the top left to navigate between songs). [Video: silverchair97]1995 – Quadrophenia by The WhoAfter the wild success of their tribute to The White Album, Phish decided to continue the Halloween tradition, asking fans to send in suggestions for albums to cover the next year in 1995. While Frank Zappa‘s Joe’s Garage was the clear winner, the band decided that the album’s extensive production and potentially offensive lyrics were a non-starter, so they chose to cover the runner-up instead: The Who‘s Quadrophenia.The show took place at Rosemont Horizon in Illinois, and Phish absolutely tore through the album, delivering a powerful performance of another classic record. When the band took the stage, they were joined by a horn section and some backup vocalists to fill out the album’s sound. Phish turned in a true masterpiece performance on that evening, surpassing the already-high expectations that they had set for themselves the previous year.Listen to Phish’s entire Halloween show from 10/31/95 below.[Audio: fromtheaquarium]1996 – Remain In Light by The Talking HeadsWhen Halloween came around in 1996, Phish eschewed the fan-vote process and decided to simply pick their own musical costume. It’s a great thing that they did, because, in 1996, the world was blessed with Phish’s full-album cover of The Talking Heads‘ Remain In Light. With two huge albums under their belt with The White Album and Quadrophenia, perhaps the band wanted to pick a shorter album that they could really perfect. Adding horns and a percussionist to the mix, the band absolutely nailed the album, especially their version of “Crosseyed and Painless”, which remains a standout jam-vehicle for the band to this day.Phish would go on to say that the work they put into perfecting their cover of Remain In Light had a major impact on them moving forward, and you can hear it on the albums that they released in the late 90’s. As if the Halloween tradition couldn’t get any more exciting, it started to become clear to the band and fans alike that this yearly process was helping launch Phish in new and exciting directions.Watch the full set of Remain In Light from 10/31/96 below.[Video: JamBoxGuy]1998 – Loaded by The Velvet UndergroundAfter taking a year off from Halloween in ’97, Phish returned to their Halloween tradition the following year with a performance at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. With heavy rumors of Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon circulating, the band surprised everyone when they performed Loaded by The Velvet Underground. This performance lacked any guest musicians, focusing instead on the four members of Phish as they performed the classic art-rock album. Of course, “Rock and Roll” remains the true standout from the night and has found a home in Phish’s rotation of covers ever since.Funnily enough (or not so funnily enough depending on who you talk to), Phish would deliver on the Dark Side of the Moon rumors just two nights later, performing the album in its entirety at an undersold “E” Center in West Valley City, Utah as an unofficial entry into their Halloween catalog.Listen to full audio of Phish’s cover of Loaded from 10/31/98 here or below.[Video: thegreatboognish]Listen to full show audio from 11/2/98, including Phish’s cover of Dark Side of the Moon a few nights after Halloween.[Audio: nognuisagoodgnu]2009 – Exile On Main Street by The Rolling StonesWith an eleven year gap between Halloweens, so much happened in the world of Phish during the interim. The band went on hiatus, reunited, officially broke up, and then reunited again. 2009 marked the ultimate comeback, with Phish kicking off the “3.0” era by hitting many of their old favorite venues, including combining their festival and Halloween traditions into one giant extravaganza dubbed Festival 8.Phish’s three-day Halloween event took over the Empire Polo Club (also known as the home of Coachella), drawing in smiling crowds as far as the eye could see. The anticipation for what album they band would cover was turned into a full-on Phish event. The band launched a website with 99 albums that would get “killed” each day as Festival 8 drew nearer. Finally, ten albums remained, and the festival housed themed campgrounds based on each remaining album.On the day of Halloween proper, fans were handed a Phishbill upon entry, announcing that The Rolling Stones‘ Exile On Main Street was the winner. When the band hit the stage, they were joined by Sharon Jones and a few of her Dap Kings horns for a truly special performance. Phish nailed the album, and “Loving Cup” and “Shine a Light” remain two of the most beloved songs in Phish’s repertoire of covers to this day.Watch Phish perform “Loving Cup” from Exile On Main Street on 10/31/09 below.[Video: Phish3DMovie]2010 – Waiting For Columbus by Little FeatIn 2010, fans were laser-focused on one band and one band only for Phish’s Halloween costume: Led Zeppelin. Rumors of Led Zeppelin II or Led Zeppelin IV were flying as the band descended on Atlantic City for a three-night run. The band put the Zeppelin rumors to bed by performing an epic “Chalkdust Torture” -> “Whole Lotta Love” -> “Chalk Dust Torture” on 10/30/2010. The band played “Ha Ha Ha” afterwards, essentially laughing at the crowd for all the rumors, marking one of the Phishiest moments in the band’s history. The show’s second set would go on to feature snippets of “Heartbreaker”, “Ramble On”, “Thank You”, and “Stairway To Heaven”, further cementing the joke for fans and band alike.The following evening, on Halloween proper, Phish performed Waiting For Columbus by Little Feat—an out-of-left-field choice for sure, but one that perfectly fit the band’s vibe. Phish was joined by a five-piece horn section that evening as well as legendary percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, who expertly added to the sound. The show featured many standout moments including excellent renditions of “Fat Man in the Bathtub”, “Dixie Chicken”, and “Time Loves A Hero”; the clear winner of the evening was a raging version of “Spanish Moon” that left the Boardwalk Hall in awe of Phish’s abilities.Watch Phish perform “Spanish Moon” from Little Feat’s Waiting For Columbus below. [Video: Jonny S.]2016 – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David BowieIn 2016, Phish returned to the MGM Grand Arena, using their Halloween set to pay tribute to the late and legendary David Bowie, who had died earlier in January of that year. Phish’s choice to cover David Bowie for Halloween was not necessarily surprising—the band has never been shy about proclaiming Bowie’s influence on their music, and 2016 saw the band play a number of tributes to their hero in the wake of his death. However, their choice to cover Bowie’s iconic album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars was still beyond meaningful, for both the band and fans alike.During the performance, Phish truly did justice to one of the most-wished-for musical costumes over the years. The band offered up stellar renditions of some of Bowie’s most beloved songs from his glam era, including “Suffragette City”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Ziggy Stardust”, and “Starman”. Plus, the band’s sound was supplemented by backup vocalists Jennifer Hartswick, Jo Lampert and Celisse Henderson as well as a string section composed of Sylvia D’Avanzo, Alisa Horn, Hiroko Taguchi, Todd Low, Antoine Silverman and Alissa Smith. At the end of the night, it was a truly touching and perfect way for one legendary act to honor another.Watch Phish’s a capella rendition of “Space Oddity” from Halloween in 2016.[Video: Nate Anderson]2018 – í rokk by Kasvot VäxtIn 2018, when rumors surfaced that Phish would cover an “obscure album from 1981,” some jumped to conclusions that they would play Mark of the Mole by The Residents while others placed their bets on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Brian Eno and David Byrne and Rush‘s Moving Pictures. When the Phishbill was given to the first attendees, everyone at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and on social media was buzzing about the ultra-obscure Scandanavian prog-rock hidden gem, í rokk by Kasvot Växt.Upon further speculation and criticism, some members of the vast Phish community discovered that the entire album was a hoax. The sketchiness of the whole “Swedish Phish” concept began once researchers and Phistorians couldn’t find much information about the album. Anywhere. Conclusions were made that Phish had orchestrated one of the biggest pranks in the band’s 35-year-career by fabricating the false links and an album cover themselves, and they did just that. Phish knocked it out of the park as they pulled off this stunt, executing the 10 new songs with precision and confidence.All of the album’s tracks—including “Turtle In The Clouds”, “Stray Dog”, Everything Is Hollow”, “We Are Come To Outlive Our Brains”, “Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.”, “The Final Hurrah”, “Play By Play”, “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long”, “Cool Amber And Mercury”, and “Passing Through—have found their way into Phish’s vast catalog as setlist staples. In fact, the band has been having so much fun with the new material, that they paired up “Mercury” and “Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S” for their 2018 New Year’s Eve gag.Watch pro-shot video of Phish performing “Turtle In The Clouds”, “Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.”, and “The Final Hurrah” from Halloween 2018.[Video: Phish][Video: Phish][Video: Phish]center_img [UPDATE 10/30/20]: On Halloween night 2020, Phish will air a trio of their Halloween “musical costume” sets from over the years as Episode 27 of their ongoing Dinner and a Movie archival webcast/cooking show. The three-set stream will feature 2014’s The Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House, 1996’s cover of Talking Heads‘ Remain In Light, and 2018’s grand scam, í Rokk by Kasvot Växt. Ahead of the Saturday night stream, take a look back at all of Phish’s Halloween “musical costumes” through the years.In lieu of recounting each of these three songs again with a full Stream Companion, we figured we would instead direct you to this page for a full rundown of all the Phish Halloween musical costumes—as well as some added updates about the various Phish Halloween programming coming at fans this weekend.First, at 4:00 p.m. ET on Halloween day, Ari Fink will host a “Phish Halloween Roundtable” on SiriusXM Phish Radio featuring noted journalists David Fricke, Patrick Doyle, and Steven Hyden about the history and mythology of Phish’s All Hallows Eve tradition.SiriusXM Phish Radio’s “Halloween History Weekend” will continue throughout the weekend with new, never-before-heard commentary from the band about their musical costumes. Check out a teaser clip below:last_img read more

First round predictions

first_imgIt has started, the pretenders and contenders to the National Basketball Association throne in a fight for survival where only one reigns supreme.The Eastern Conference:Milwaukee versus Detroit – We all know who leads Milwaukee and he has a strong frontline support. The Bucks manhandled Detroit and Giannis was just being Giannis, unstoppable. The Pistons just looked lost and Blake Griffin’s knee issues did not help their cause that Milwaukee wrapped up the series in four games and advanced to the next round after 18 years. The Pistons meanwhile got swept in their last three post season appearances and dating back to 2008, now owns an NBA record of losing 14 straight playoff games.Toronto versus Orlando – Both teams evened their 4-game regular season series with similar 2-2 win-loss records. But in their series opener, the Magic casted a spell on the favored Raptors but in the next three games, Toronto had an antidote to Orlando’s magic and everything went poof. Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon could explode for Orlando and they’ll win a game at home, but I’ll say Toronto advances in six games. Philadelphia versus Brooklyn – The Nets got away with a Game 1 win over the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center and D’Angelo Russell had proven to Magic Johnson that he can lead a team. With probably the league’s best center in the cocky but effective Joel Embiid, Philly regrouped and won the next three games. I’ll go for Philadelphia in five games.Boston versus Indiana – The Celtics swept the Pacers but this does not mean that Indiana was overmatched. They had tight games and Boston’s winning margin averaged only 7.5 points in four games. Experience prevailed over inconsistence.The Western Conference:Golden State versus LA Clippers – The Clippers just don’t have enough to stop the Warriors. Yes, DeMarcus Cousins is out for the rest of the post-season but Andrew Bogut has filled the vacuum just fine. That was a tsamba win LAC had and it woke Golden State out of their over confidence nap. Warriors in five.Denver vs San Antonio – Coach Greg Popovich needs no introduction and his two biggest stars, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan are playoff veterans plus Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli who had won titles with the Spurs. Coach Mike Malone is in his first post-season appearance and outside of Paull Millsap, the rest of the Nuggets are playoff first timers. This series is tied at 2-2 and it could go the distance. I’ll go for experience. Spurs in seven.Portland vs Oklahoma – The Blazers won’t let their first round exit last year happen again with the backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum scoring at will. OKC have their own one-two punch in Paul George and Russell Westbrook but the latter controls the ball too much. Westbrook and Lillard have their own on-court drama with the former taunting the latter. Portland leads the series 3-1 and chances are, Lillard will rock Westbrook to sleep when they advance in five games.Houston vs Utah – Starring Donovan Mitchell who scored 31 points, 19 of them in the 4th quarter, Utah lived another day to play another game. He had help from the unlikeliest of scorers in Jae Crowder and Royce O’Neale. James Harden is being his usual self but let’s give it to the Jazz for their defensive efforts and hustle. Houston will recover from this set back and will have lift off towards the next round in five games.I could be wrong with my forecasts, but I could also be right. Whatever. It’s the playoffs and we love this game!/PNlast_img read more

Gilas beats Congo in Spain friendly

first_imgMANILA – Gilas Pilipinas got a huge lift fromAndray Blatche and Japeth Aguilar. It toppled Congo, 102-80, in a closed doorfriendly at the Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara in Spain.  Aguilar provided the much-needed help. Hechipped in 22 markers. Blatche spearheaded Gilas’ hot start. Heconnected on back-to-back three-pointers in the opening minutes as the nationalteam surge to a 32-19 lead after 10 minutes. The Philippines will have another friendlywith the Ivory Coast national team on Wednesday night before travelling toMalaga for a pocket tournament on Thursday./PN “I am actually pleasantly surprised,” Gilashead coach Yeng Guaio said. “I knew we have a really good team. The chemistrywas really good, cohesion was good. We shot the ball well.” Congo would cut into that lead but stilltrailed 53-44 at halftime but Gilas Pilipinas tightened its defense in thethird and led 84-60 going into the final period.center_img Andy Mark Barroca also made his mark with 16points while Gabriel Norwood and Matthew Wright finished with eight markersapiece. The Philippines’ Andy Mark Barroca attempts a floater against Congolese defenders. CIGNAL-SBP PHOTO “For a 40 minute game, to score 102 pointsagainst a national team, I guess that shows that offensively the system isworking,” Guiao added. “It’s a good sign but we don’t really want to put toomuch emphasis on that win.” The former NBA center Blatche was force insideand outside on Tuesday night as he top-scored with 25 points.last_img read more

Kapoulas hails a professional display

first_imgThe team put together a complete performance in the wire to wire win to improve to a 2-2 record in the Southern Conference of the BBL Cup.Speaking to Bristol Flyers TV, Kapoulas said: “We had another good first half and we showed a lot of composure on both ends of the court. “We talked a lot about putting together that 40 minute performance and I’m very glad to see the team respond from last week’s performance to get the win.”last_img

Sadio Mane won’t face FA charges despite clash with Stephan Lichsteiner

first_imgAdvertisement ce4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4plywyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E70vd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) i2joWould you ever consider trying this?😱4ynss7Can your students do this? 🌚3b3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will not be facing any FA charges despite having an altercation with Arsenal’s Stephan Lichsteiner.Advertisement Mane’s offence is that he appeared to have put his hands around the neck of Lichsteiner during Saturday’s 5-1 Premier League win over Arsenal at Anfield.Advertisement Match referee Michael Oliver saw the incident which happened around the seventh minute and awarded a free-kick to Arsenal.It will definitely be a sigh of relief for Jurgen Klopp as Mane will now be available to play on his side against Manchester City this Thursday.Advertisement The Senegalese winger has been an important asset for Liverpool this year. In 17 appearances for the Reds he has scored 8 goals.Liverpool currently lead the Premier League seven points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s City. Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch : Typical Courtois howler against Russia

first_imgAdvertisement cpu98jhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7qxgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4172( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ffzv4eWould you ever consider trying this?😱8uoCan your students do this? 🌚gsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Thibaut Courtois went from the World Cup golden glove to being branded Real Madrid’s worst signing in its history. This transformation is somehow intertwined with the cause and effect of Real Madrid’s downfall in club football. However, last night it was evident that Courtois’ poor performances have nothing to do with RM as he produced a severe mishap against Russia while playing for Belgium.Advertisement Courtois tries to be Eden Hazard in his own box and as a result losing the ball to Russian attackers in a failed dribble. “Howler” would be an understatement.Advertisement  The former Chelsea keeper has kept ONLY 8 clean sheets for Real Madrid in the 24 appearances he has made. In that time, he has let in a good 30 goals. So much for a forced transfer from a reasonably decent flowing Chelsea.Courtois has also received jeers and mockery from Atletico supporters who are having to see one of their previously fan favourite keeper between the sticks for tejir arch rivals Real Madrid. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ambos join the Relay

first_imgBy DANIELLE GALVIN WHEN Beaconsfield-based Clinical Support officer David Kervin visited the Casey-Cardinia Relay for Life event last year, he…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Fathers and sons kill together

first_imgBy DANNY BUTTLER Run All Night (MA) Starring: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Ed Harris LIAM Neeson brings the full weight…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Nitehawks rally past Heat to take commanding lead in KIJHL Final

first_imgIf the Chase Heat need a shoulder to cry on following Game two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Series, the squad can put in a call to the Nelson Leafs.Because the Nelson Leafs are probably the only team that can relate to the heartbreaking experienced by the Heat after Beaver Valley rallied from a 4-1 deficit to edge Chase 5-4 Tuesday night at the Fruitvale Arena to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five final.Game three is Thursday in Chase.The Heat looked primed to even the series after jumping all over the Hawks in the opening period, building a 3-0 lead eight minutes into the game on timely goals by Josh Bourne, on the power play, Michael Fidanza and Cory Loring.Dylan Kent stopped the bleeding with a power play marker for Beaver Valley two minutes before the period ended.But Kolten Moore restored the three-goal advantage 10 seconds after Kent’s marker. This all happening despite the Heat being outshot 15-8 in the period.However, unlike the comeback against the Leafs during Game two of the Murdoch Division Final when Beaver Valley scored twice in the final minute of the game before winning in overtime, the Hawks had a full 40 minutes to complete this comeback.Two goals by Bradley Ross in the second period combined with a power play goal from McKoy Hauck midway through the third frame tied the game at 4-4.That set the stage for Aiden Bowell to complete the comeback with a goal seven minutes from the finish line.Beaver Valley outshot the Heat 42-21 making a winner out of Tallon Kramer, who rebounded from a shaky opening frame.Nic Bruyere was in goal for Chase.If necessary, Game four of the series goes Friday in Chase.If the series needs to go the full five games, the final contest is scheduled back in Fruitvale Sunday.For Heat fans thinking about jumping off the bus, Chase rallied from a 2-0 deficit during the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference Final to oust Osoyoos Coyotes in five games.last_img read more