It’s certainly a rare occasion for Joe Russo and Marco Benevento to reunite as a duo. While the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead bandmates have mostly dedicated their time to the Grateful Dead-inspired band, as Benevento tours his own band throughout the year, the drummer and keyboardist reunited for their fourth show this year after a six year hiatus on Friday night. Suwannee Hulaween served as the perfect setting for this reunion, even bringing former collaborator Mike Gordon to the stage for a set-closing “Scratchitti”.The Benevento Russo Duo made an unexpected come-back when they played a surprise show at a small club in Brooklyn, NY at the Threes Brewing in 2016. Having not played since 2010, the show marked the first of four that would take place in the year since. While they were once a touring machine, bringing Mike Gordon along for the ride in 2005 and then Trey Anastasio in 2006, the Duo always remained the key ingredient of the special sauce.During their performance at Suwannee Hulaween, the Benevento Russo Duo welcomed the Phish bassist for an appropriate “Scratchitti”–an original that’s been in rotation since the band’s inception in 2004, and the go-to for Mike Gordon sit-ins. As JamBase notes, the trio hadn’t shared the stage under this moniker since 2008, and with Mike Gordon’s band in 2009–though the end of this video indicates that it’s been eleven years since they’d played that together. All in all, the surprise sit-in was a huge success for all those in attendance.Check out a full video of the Benevento Russo Duo and Mike Gordon performing “Scratchitti” below:
Mayor Christopher Piccio said they initiated the program “No Belisongnon is Left Behind” for those who were unable to avail themselves of the social amelioration program, Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers program and other emergency cash assistance from the national government.As of July 14, a total of 384 residents received the cash assistance.“We had a P2-million supplemental budget as emergency cash assistance,” Piccio said, adding that they wanted residents to feel that the government has not neglected them. Residents of Belison, Antique who did not receive emergency financial aid from the national government avail themselves of the cash assistance provided by the local government unit on July 8. Mayor Christopher Piccio said P5,000 is the ceiling amount of the financial assistance. BELISON LGU “There is no economic status being considered in giving the assistance because we believe that everybody is a victim of COVID-19,” he added. According to the mayor, they began extending the emergency financial assistance last July 8.Piccio said residents needing the cash aid may coordinate with the municipal social welfare and development office of Belison.” SAN JOSE, Antique – The local government of Belison in this province has provided emergency cash assistance to residents who remain affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic (COVID-19). Residents who live alone received P1,500 while households composed of two persons got P2,000; three persons, P3,000; four persons, P4,000; and five persons, P5,000.“P5,000 is the ceiling amount of the emergency cash assistance,” Piccio said.The financial assistance was released by the Municipal Treasurer’s Office (MTO) to the beneficiaries of 11 barangays at the municipal gymnasium.The MTO is also doing house-to-house releasing of the cash aid for those who could not come to their office. (With a report from PNA/PN)
In Spain, Italy and France they hope to return in June, while there are more doubts about England. In any case, UEFA insists that the national championships must end no later than August 3, so as not to invade next season.Furthermore, the UEFA Executive Committee decided today immediately release club benefit payments related to club contribution to national team competitions UEFA in light of the current crisis and financial difficulties facing many clubs across Europe. The contributions will be:– 50 million euros will be allocated to clubs that have released players for the 39 national teams that do not participate in the European Qualifiers play-offs. – 17.7 million euros will be allocated to clubs that have released players for the 16 national teams participating in the European Qualifiers play-offs (not including payments for play-off matches, to be paid at the end of the play-offs).– The balance of 2.7 million euros, related to the players released for the play-offs, will be distributed at the end of these play-off games in the fall.President Ceferin said after the meeting that “European clubs are an integral part of the success of our national team competitions. As a result, a part of the competition revenue of our national teams is distributed to clubs that free players for those matches. In these difficult times, When many clubs face financial problems, especially with their cash flow, it was our duty to ensure that the clubs receive these payments as quickly as possible. “ UEFA does not give up and is confident that the five major leagues in Europe can finish. The organization prioritizes finishing leagues in Spain, England, Italy, France and Germany, the countries that contribute the most clubs to the Champions League..But if the pandemic made it impossible, he proposes that the qualifying criteria for next year’s European competitions is the result of dividing the matches played by the points scored for each team at the time of the suspension of the championships, a formula that could be applied to those leagues that have already been suspended, such as the Netherlands and which may soon be followed by those of Scotland and Belgium.The points per game system is designed for leagues in which, when they were suspended, not all teams had the same games played, as in the case of the Premier. However, this is not the case in Spain, since all the Primera teams have played 27 matches till the date. Therefore, if the League could not be restarted again, the current classification would be the one that would be worth facing the European classification for next season. If the league were to restart, but not all the teams could complete the 38 days, the coefficient of points per match set by UEFA would be valid..Ceferin’s organization stated its decision with a vague term, stating that “sporting merits” will be the yardstick for the continental ranking. But, in any case, he insists that the national championships must be resumed as soon as the respective governments authorize the return to activity, even if it is behind closed doors. Germany is the first country in which football can return. The Bundesliga could restart in late May.