Danny Carey, the ultimate badass!See below for some videos and a full setlist from Tool’s epic performance at Aftershock Festival.Watch “Third Eye”, courtesy of YouTube user Joe BlowWatch “Opiate”, courtesy of YouTube user toolbertWatch “Ænema”, courtesy of YouTube user jesseriahWatch “Stinkfist”, courtesy of YouTube user Joe BlowTool | Aftershock Festival | Sacramento, CA | 10/22/2016Third Eye (Extended outro), The Grudge, Parabola, Opiate (Extended “New” version), Ænema, Descending, Jambi, Forty-Six & 2, Sweat, Stinkfist (No extended bridge) Enigmatic progressive/hard rock band Tool launched their fall tour this weekend at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA, marking the band’s first gig since January. The performance came after a lineup of hard rock heavy hitters, with Anthrax, Meshuggah, Primus, and Slayer all turning in sets before Tool’s explosive headlining performance.Tool turned in a 10-song performance over their 100-minute set, delivering classics like “Parabola”, “Ænema”, and the epic “Forty-Six & 2”. The band also debuted new arrangements of “Stinkfist” and “Opiate” that surely left hardcore fans satisfied.However, the show almost didn’t happen, as drummer Danny Carey was dealing with some pretty serious health issues right up until show time. Carey performed the set with a very serious staph infection that was causing headaches and pain in his joints throughout his body. See below for an Instagram post from Carey’s bandmate, guitarist Adam Jones, about the serious health issues he was facing.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Islanders may have to wait just a little longer if they were expecting transformative growth at the Ronkonkoma Hub.The reason for the delay? Sewering—and the disingenuous attempts of regional planning being undertaken by Suffolk County.The Ronkonkoma Hub, the darling project for many-a-smart growth advocates, may be one of the few projects on Long Island worth the praise it has received. It offers the opportunity for true intermodal access spanning the automobile, bus, train and airplane. Unlike other ambitious projects its size, this $538 million Hub has faced minimal NIMBY outcry from the surrounding area. While residents’ concerns about density still haunt the project, overall public support for the Hub has been snowballing from both civic leaders and municipalities since it was first pitched a few years ago.In 2012, East Setauket-based Tritec development became the master developer for 50 or so acres around the ever-bustling Ronkonkoma train station. One of the region’s busiest commuter transit hubs, the site has long been viewed as an economic engine to power Suffolk County. Only recently has any real progress on this goal been seen. In 2014, the Brookhaven Town Planning Board adopted what’s called a form-based code to set an orderly template of growth. Last year the town board gave the green light to the first phase of development at the Hub, with 489 residential units slated for 10 acres. Progress, yes, but the approval came with the condition that the project would have a viable sewer connection.Last October, a supposed regional planning alliance was formed between Brookhaven and Islip, the two towns where the Hub is located. At first glance, one would assume this partnership would have helped the project further along, but this hasn’t been the case.Once again, the issue of sewers and the treatment of wastewater, which has plagued many Long Island projects, reared its ugly head.The Town of Brookhaven had authored and adopted an Environmental Impact Statement that included a proposal for a $25 million sewer plant for the Hub project. Suffolk County accepted the concept, and the legislature approved the funding to make it a reality.Since then, the county has apparently shifted its position. Now it claims it wants to build a seven-mile pipeline from the Ronkonkoma Hub site through the Village of Islandia (whose residents reportedly weren’t exactly pleased with the idea) to the Bergin Point Sewage Treatment Plant in West Babylon. From there, wastewater would be released three miles into the Atlantic Ocean via an aging outfall pipe. The county claims that its solution would save Suffolk’s already beleaguered taxpayers $2 to $3 million while shaving precious time off the ever-expanding construction timeline, now slated to take another decade.Both Islip and Brookhaven were initially onboard, but state Sen. Tom Croci (R-Islip), a former Islip Town supervisor, proposed another pipeline path. His new route would essentially double the opportunity for growth within the township by offering more sewer infrastructure, but it would also more than double the cost from $24 million to $55 million.“This alternate route would be much more expensive,” admitted Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin-Weichbrodt, a Republican, at the March 2015 press conference held at Islip Town Hall to promote the new trajectory, “but the benefit would certainly be worth the buck.”In Croci’s proposal, the extended sewer line would meander south through Oakdale and Sayville before hooking up with a connection to Bergin Point. While the idea sounds nice, no public officials involved with proposing the longer route provided details regarding how this expanded pipeline would be funded.What is most vexing is why at this stage of the game is the answer to the wastewater issue not already understood, agreed upon and moving forward?The county’s sewer solution seems to accommodate Tritec’s needs and little else. Not only does its proposed pipeline shortsightedly bypass MacArthur Airport, it skips any additional opportunities for regional growth beyond the Ronkonkoma Hub. Sen. Croci’s route extension addresses these issues, but doubles the price point far beyond the original proposal as well as the county’s cheaper route.From the regional perspective, Suffolk County, Islip and Brookhaven should decide together which of these three options is the most beneficial: a completely new wastewater treatment plant constructed at the Hub site to discharge clean water back into the aquifer, which might also spur growth at nearby MacArthur Airport and its surrounding industrial areas; a quick-fix pipeline proposed by Suffolk County that bypasses the airport; or Sen. Croci’s extended pipeline that snakes through various South Shore communities but comes with a hefty price tag and no promise of who foots the bill?To further complicate matters, these pipeline proposals raise concern over the environmental impacts they would have, along with questions regarding the county’s intentions.What’s the point of creating new sewer infrastructure if we’re just going to move effluent from point A to point B? How will an ocean outfall pipe, which would prevent treated wastewater being absorbed back into the groundwater, affect nearby Lake Ronkonkoma? Further, can the area’s aging infrastructure accommodate the Hub’s needs, as well as the other completed and proposed sewer expansions in both Wyandanch and West Babylon? The treatment capacity at the Bergin Point sewer plant is being expanded to allow for additional growth, but will that be enough when all these projects pending approval are finally built?The solution shouldn’t be left to political preference, but grounded in environmental data. So far, it seems that the county is more interested in finding a sewer option that would speed up development instead of balancing the need for economic growth and the protection of our natural resources.The conflicting approaches to sewering at the Hub highlights the Island’s collective inability to think and act regionally while adding to the perception—warranted or not—that local governments too often seek only to accommodate the builders at the public’s expense.It’s right to consider the Ronkonkoma Hub a transformative project because it has the potential to make a lasting difference not only on the Towns of Islip and Brookhaven, but on Long Island as a whole. It’s one of the best locations around for transit-oriented development because 42 percent of the LIRR’s total ridership uses the main line there. Why not harness its economic potential? But these squabbles about the sewering issue derails progress.If the Suffolk’s intent was to speed up Tritec’s construction timeline, it failed.If the administration truly wanted to engage in regional planning, they would have brought all the stakeholders to the table—the Towns, the Village of Islandia, local residents, Tritec and wastewater engineers—and worked on a realistic solution when the latest iteration of the project was first seriously considered in 2009. Instead, they took a relatively simply issue with a simple solution and complicated it tenfold. On the surface, they look like they were only trying to save money, but in practice it seems like they were working diligently to aid the developer, who in the end now has to sit tight and hold off construction until the dust settles.Up to this point, the public hearings have been completed, deadlines have been met, and building plans have been reviewed by the Town of Brookhaven. The Town was reportedly ready to issue permits for the first phase of the project to begin once the sewering question, one of 22 other conditions outlined by the Town’s planning board as necessary for approval, was adequately addressed.Now, while the 21 other planning board conditions are moving along, the sewer question still remains unanswered and the project’s formal groundbreaking postponed.Regardless of whether or not the developer or the county caused the delay, the Ronkonkoma Hub project is now stopped dead in its tracks. Let’s hope a solution is coming soon to get everything moving again.Rich Murdocco writes about Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco is a regular contributor to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on www.TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.(Photo rendering: Tritec development)
O’Neil caught up to Thornton just about the time lapped traffic started to become an issue. Thornton split the first two lapped cars and that may have been the dagger, as O’Neil struggled to maneuver around those lapped cars. Once Thornton got a few cars between himself and O’Neil, it was smooth sailing the rest of the way as he went on to grab the checkers with zero caution flags in the whole 25-lap race. Brady Bjella and Jarrod Mounce brought the field to the start of the race and Bjella powered out to the lead. A handful of laps into the contest, Bjella was contested by Kevin Johnson. Johnson passed Bjella and set off in pursuit of victory. QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Feb. 9) – Round 2 of the 2019 edition of the Arizona Modified Tour brought even more great racing to the table as the competitors battled it out to try and come out on top Saturday at Arizona Speedway. Modifieds –1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa; 2. Jake O’Neil, Tucson; 3. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 4. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D.; 5. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill.; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 7. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark.; 8. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 9. Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; 10. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; 11. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 12. Dylan Goplen, Fargo, N.D.; 13. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa; 14. Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; 15. Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; 16. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 17. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa; 18. Bobby Hogge, Salinas, Calif.; 19. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D.; 20. Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D.; 21. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo.; 22. Kelsie Foley, Tucson; 23. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill.; 24. Don Geist, Burlington, Colo.; 25. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev. O’Neil held on to finish second ahead of Alex Stanford, Arneson, and Jeff Larson. By Jackson Braun Fargo, N.D., was represented well as hometown drivers Casey Arneson and Dylan Goplen led the field to the green flag in the Modified feature. Arneson got the jump but after one lap Thornton was already next to him and contending for that top spot. Amongst lapped traffic, Johnson came around the last corner virtually unaware that McBirnie was there on the top side and was left stunned at the finish line as McBirnie came out on top. Bjella, Cole Carver and Kelly Jacobson rounded out the top five. Roaring around the high side of the speedway, Thornton officially took the race lead on lap six. He then cleared Arneson and started to run away from the field. Long tow Jake McBirnie was the photo finish winner in Saturday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event at Queen Creek. (Photo by Cheryl Sluka) Northern SportMods –1. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa; 2. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 3. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D.; 4. Cole Carver, Apache Junction; 5. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D.; 6. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo.; 7. Matthew Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; 8. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb.; 9. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 10. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa; 11. Ty Rogers, Somerton; 12. Jim Horejsi, Marshall, Minn.; 13. Mark Harrison, Coolidge; 14. Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; 15. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 16. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek; 17. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande; 18. Bryan Moreland, Durango, Iowa; 19. Jarrod Mounce, Atwater, Calif.; 20. Patti Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 21. Ty Weidner, Chandler; 22. Speedy Madrid, Phoenix, 23. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont.; 24. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif. The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods provided awesome racing as well, as a surging racer flew around the high line of the Arizona Speedway and grabbed a photo-finish victory. That racer was Boone, Iowa’s Jake McBirnie. Arneson was then pressure by Jake O’Neil, who was able to take his momentum from the high side to get around Arneson’s and then set his sights on Thornton. Feature Results Ricky Thornton Jr. motored to the $1,500 checkers on night two of the Arizona IMCA Modified Tour at Arizona Speedway. (Photo by Cheryl Sluka) Ricky Thornton Jr. was the night’s biggest titan of the 25 IMCA Modified starters in the feature action, as he drove through lapped traffic the most efficiently in the wire-to-wire contest and came away with his third career Arizona Modified Tour victory.
ALTHOUGH a few swimmers have already been shortlisted, the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is still deciding on the 12-member team who will represent Guyana in this year’s Inter-Guiana ‘Goodwill’ Games to be held in Guyana from October 20 to 24.According to a representative for the team, Leon Seaton, the association is unable at this point in time to do a swimming trial activity, so instead will determine who make the final cut by assessing the performance of the swimmers, thus far for the year.GASA is expected to select a team of six boys and six girls to participate in the event.“What I can say is that there is a proposed team but I would choose not to comment on that until the team is finalised. I can’t say at this point in time but early next week.“There are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration. What we’re using to come up with the team will be previous meets. We don’t have enough time to do a swim-off.” Seaton told Chronicle Sport yesterday.According to Director of Sport Christopher Jones, no deadline has yet been given to the various associations for the submission of their team members. However, Jones is set to meet with representatives from the different sporting disciplines tomorrow.Swimming is one of seven sport disciplines listed in the annual Games, the others being athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball and futsal.The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has already named its 28-member team to represent Guyana, following their IGG trials held last Sunday at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora. Volleyball also held trials a few weeks ago.The various teams will be competing against respective teams from Suriname.As previously reported, the tri-nation competition is going on without participation from French Guiana in this year’s event, hence it is being labelled a ‘Goodwill’ event.