Last night marked the end of City Bisco, a three night run that took The Disco Biscuits throughout the New York metropolitan area with two nights at the intimate Irving Plaza, and a third and final night at the newly built Coney Island Amphitheatre, bringing fans to Brooklyn, NY for a beautiful change in scenery.Full Video: The Disco Biscuits Debut New Song In Raging NYC ShowThe band entered last night’s stage with the Hungry March Band for a “Spectacle” opener, after the young band members had kept the amphitheater entertained long before the Disco Biscuits hit the stage. Once acquainted, the band dug right into a lengthy first set, with “Tempest” and an inverted “Digital Buddha” sandwiched between “The Very Moon”.After a break, the band returned to the stage for a cover of the Beastie Boys‘ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”, a natural fit for the three-night occasion, before dialing into their raging second set, with Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell”, “Cyclone” and inverted versions of “Crickets” and “Aquatic Ape” to keep the crowd moving. The night closed on a “Highwire” dance party, as the three-night run came to its close. Watch last night’s Disco Biscuits show below.With a few days off, the band will return to the stage in Hampton, GA for the Imagine Festival next week, and then two nights of The Great North in Maine in September, before heading over to the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas for their three-night Halloween run.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits At Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY – 8/20/16I: Spectacle (with Hungry March Band)-> ¿Donde?, The Very Moon-> Tempest-> Digital Buddha (inverted)->The Very Moon-> And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night (ending)II: No Sleep Til Brooklyn (Beastie Boys)-> Run Like Hell-> Cyclone-> Crickets (inverted)-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> Bernstein & Chasnoff (ending)E: HighwirePhotos via T-Rex Photo; see the full gallery below. Load remaining images
Despite stricter criteria for judging wines and spirits and the 11th World of Malvasia, this year as many as five Grand Golds for Malvasia were awarded, two in the category of other wines, and for the first time three Terans were awarded the Grand Gold Medal. In addition, a total of ten major gold medals, 147 gold and 31 silver medals were awarded. 24 fresh Malvasia, one ripe and six Teran were awarded the IQ – Istrian quality. See the list of all awarded winemakers at 26.Vinistra HERE The wines of Marijan Arman from Vižinada won the championship title at the 26th edition of Vinistra for the second year in a row. Thus, Arman’s Malvasia Gran cru from the 2018 vintage was declared the best in the category of fresh Malvasia, while his Malvasia Reserve from the 2015 vintage won first place in the category of mature Malvasia. “Today, Vinistra is one of the most attractive wine events in the region, equally attractive to the profession, wine lovers and tourists. This is evidenced by the growing number of samples submitted for our evaluation. The world of Malvasia broke the record again. 272 Malvasias from five countries and another 242 samples of wine of other varieties and 30 strong alcoholic beverages arrived for evaluation.”, Said Nikola Benvenuti, President of Vinistra. “We in Istria do not reconcile with the existing, we are hardworking, we strive for the better and we are proud of what we have. Istria cannot be imagined without the children of Malvasia or Teran”, Said Valter Flego, Istrian prefect. Along with the best Malvasia, the best wines from the Teran variety were also declared. “The lineage has always been the foundation of our family’s existence, and over time it has grown into a reason to live. I will not lie when I say that I think we are dealing with the most beautiful art in the world – wine “, said Marijan Arman at the awards ceremony at the Parentium Plava laguna hotel in Poreč. The best young Teran, from the 2018 harvest, was produced by the Valenta winery from Kaldir, while in the mature Teran category, the award went to Teran Barbarossa from 2016, the Tomaz winery from Motovun.
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Ben is a junior majoring in political science andjournalism. Interested in joining him on a pilgrimage to Yankee Stadium beforethe park is shut down? E-mail him at [email protected] DURHAM, N.C. — Every Sunday something brings familiestogether across the country. Religion? Maybe, in a way. Instead, it is footballthat has such a pull. Football is just a segment of the bigger picture: Sports isa religion that spans the globe.Like any religion, die-hard sports fans have their owndestinations for pilgrimage, and it may seem strange, but those sanctuaries areunder attack. This may seem like a bit of a stretch, but imagine pullinginto church one Sunday morning to find out you will be worshipping in theCingular Sanctuary at Associated Bank Presbyterian Church.”Blasphemy!” you probably would rightly say. Well, forfollowers of the religion of sport that is exactly what has happened in the past15 years. Nowadays, clubs sell off naming rights to their stadiums tothe highest bidder and those names typically — because of corporate bankruptcy,merger or lease expiration — change about as often as Britney Spears plays withher children, that is to say, about once a year.But amid all that strife, the shrines of sport, the arenasknown by one word — Lambeau, Fenway and Wrigley — have managed to stay abovethe fray and out of the name game. It’s not just the absence of a .com or airline name thatmakes those signature stadiums rise above others and stand the test of time,however. These places aren’t always the most comfortable of spots to take in agame, and most don’t have the modern-day amenities that brand-new, sterilestadiums have.When you walk into those stadiums, however, you know you arewalking into someplace truly special — ahistoric site that, for sports fans, ranks right up there with the SupremeCourt or the national Capitol building. The first time I walked through thetunnel and saw Lambeau Field in all its splendor, it was an awesome moment. Ifelt honored to be there. Same for the other stadiums.Head up to cheer on the Packers at Lambeau, and you hadbetter be ready to be squeezed on a bench with no seatback for four quarterswith thousands of new friends. It’s a tight fit at the beginning of the seasonwhen it’s warm, but once the Tundra freezes and the winter attire comes out,you end up shifting your shoulders sideways and sucking in your stomach to geteverybody on the bench. Not the most comfortable way to watch a game, but when youend up next to a woman in her 60s who attended the Ice Bowl and sat in the verysame seat, it gives you an amazing appreciation for the moment and venue youhave the opportunity to watch a game in. In a case like Fenway, there’s the Green Monster standingsentinel over the leftfielders — the very same Green Monster that Carlton Fiskwaved his home run over to win Game 6 of the 1977 World Series in extra inningsand Manny Ramirez held up a game to take care of some personal business in. Go to a game at Fenway and your seat is tight, your legscramped and the concourses don’t especially scream sterile. Sitting in thefirst row of the right field corner, close enough to reach out and touch thePesky Pole, you can, for a moment, see Ted Williams rounding the bases as hehomers in his final at-bat ever. Sure, you might run the risk of having a large chunk ofconcrete fall on you (Wrigley), but it is tough to top taking in an afternoonbaseball game sitting behind the very same ivy that Babe Ruth hit his calledshot. Walking into Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke Universitycampus is no different. Fittingly, when you approach the fabled arena, it looksmore like a church than any sort of athletic complex at all, with high archesand stained-glass windows decorating the outside. Inside, it is more of the same. The seating bowl looks likea scene straight out of “Hoosiers,” with high school-style wooden benches ringingthe court. But once the ball is tipped, the atmosphere is simplyunmatched. So if you are a sports fan — if you are reading this, youlikely are — make every effort to make pilgrimages to the few sportssanctuaries left. You won’t regret it.
Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid will continue their bid for a first European Cup treble in 40 years against Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were on Monday drawn together in a mouth-watering Champions League last 16 clash.No club has won the European title three years running since Bayern Munich in the mid-1970s, underlining how big an achievement it would be if Madrid — 12 times winners overall — won the trophy again in the final in Kiev in May.They know exactly what it takes to be European champions, and in Ronaldo have the most prolific goal-scorer in the competition’s history.Emilio Butragueno, a Real director and former striker, regretted that one of the favourites would be eliminated so soon in the competition.“For the potential of the two teams, luck has worked out this way and one of the two teams will be out at the last 16 stage, which we think is a bit soon taking into account they are two of the contenders for the title,” Butragueno told BeIN Sports Spain.PSG made waves in the transfer market in the close season when they signed Brazilian star Neymar for a world-record 222 million euros ($261.5 million), followed closely by great French hope Kylian Mbappe, who will cost 180m euros when his loan deal becomes permanent next summer.“Every summer they have signed great players, they get stronger all the time and they have had a nearly impeccable group stage,” acknowledged Butragueno. “With Neymar and Mbappe they have improved a lot up front, they are a very dangerous team who will demand the best of us. We need to face both games like finals and for the fans it will be a thrilling tie.“Mbappe and Neymar are very dangerous. We need to play at our best, but we can’t forget this team has won the Champions League twice, we hope to have all the injured players back and the key is who has the luck over two games.” Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
WASHINGTON (AP) – Francisco Liriano knows what it feels like to pitch an entire game without allowing a hit.Good as he was Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander wasn’t about to allow his mind to start wandering in that direction too soon.Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2.“Everything was working the way I wanted,” said Liriano (10-4), who wound up giving up two singles across 7 2-3 innings while striking out eight batters.Liriano threw a no-hitter for the Twins against the White Sox on May 3, 2011, but on Wednesday, he said, “I think (it) was too early in the game to think about it. It was the fifth inning. I just want to give a chance to the guys to win a ballgame.”He managed to do just that on a night that Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg (5-8) was terrific.Strasburg struck out 12 and did not walk anyone in eight innings. He gave up only one run and two hits, all in the second inning. That included a leadoff shot by Pedro Alvarez, who drove a 96 mph fastball over the wall in right-center for his 26th homer.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the homer gave him goose bumps.“The wind is blowing in. When that ball is hit, I’m thinking, ‘OK, he’s on second.’ And then I see some fans stand up and I go, ‘Wait a minute.’ … A backspin 2-iron. I’ve seen a lot of home runs. I’ve seen a lot of hard-hit balls,” Hurdle said. “But that one got my attention.”It was Strasburg’s ninth career game with 10 or more strikeouts and first this season. His career high remains the 14 Ks from his major league debut on June 8, 2010, against Pittsburgh.But the Nationals fell to 0-6 since the All-Star break – scoring a grand total of 13 runs in that span – and have lost 11 of their last 13 games.“We need to win some games,” Strasburg said. “It’s getting to the point where our back’s against the wall.”Liriano walked the first batter he faced, then retired 11 in a row before another walk. Five more outs followed, before rookie Anthony Rendon reached on what was ruled an infield single with two away in the sixth.Third baseman Alvarez dove to his left to stop the ball, but it popped out of his glove, and he couldn’t quite corral it. The next batter walked, but Liriano struck out cleanup hitter Jayson Werth looking to end the inning.The Pirates tacked on three insurance runs in the ninth against relievers Drew Storen and Fernando Abad, thanks to Neil Walker’s RBI double and Michael McKenry’s two-run single. That became pivotal when Werth hit a two-run shot, his 15th homer of the year, off reliever Justin Wilson in the bottom of the ninth. Werth is seemingly the only Nationals batter capable of producing at the moment; he’s hit five homers in the past four games.Wilson was replaced by Mark Melancon, who got the last three outs to earn his third save, ending with a double play on which second baseman Walker whiffed on his attempted tag of runner Wilson Ramos.“Not even close. He never tagged me,” Ramos said.He argued the call with umpire Laz Diaz, to no avail.“Maybe,” Ramos said, “he (wanted) to go home.”Nationals spokesman John Dever declined to check whether the umpiring crew would respond to reporters’ request for comment.Notes: Melancon is filling in for closer Jason Grilli, on the disabled list with a strained right forearm. … The Pirates play 14 of their final 59 games against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team Pittsburgh trails in the NL Central standings. “It is unique. I think it kind of pushes you,” Hurdle said. … On Thursday, the Pirates will start RHP A.J. Burnett (4-7, 3.07) against Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-3, 2.89). Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)