A long time in the works, fans of Bob Weir now have the opportunity to listen to his full new album, Blue Mountain. Due out on September 30th, a full stream has just been released by NPR Music’s First Listen series. You can stream it below:The new album showcases the first batch of original Bob Weir songs in over 30 years, and features a bounty of incredible musicians, including Josh Ritter, The National’s Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner and Scott Devendorf. According to Rolling Stone, the full list of contributing musicians also includes: Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (lapsteel). The Bandana Splits – comprising Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes – sing backup on the album.With the new release, Weir is also hitting the road for an intimate fall tour schedule. Check the full Blue Mountain tracklisting and Bob Weir tour schedule below.Check out the full tracklist and tour schedule below.Blue Mountain Tracklist1. Only A River2. Cottonwood Lullaby3. Gonesville4. Lay My Lily Down5. Gallop On The Run6. Whatever Happened To Rose7. What The Ghost Towns Know8. Darkest Hour9. Ki-Yi Bossie10. Storm Country11. Blue Mountain12. One More River To CrossBob Weir Tour DatesSan Rafael, CAMarin County Civic CenterOctober 7, 2016Oakland, CAFox Theatre OaklandOctober 8, 2016Los Angeles, CAThe WilternOctober 10, 2016Upper Darby, PAThe Tower TheatreOctober 12, 2016Brooklyn, NYThe Kings TheatreOctober 14-15, 2016Port Chester, NYThe Capitol TheatreOctober 16, 2016Nashville, TNRyman AuditoriumOctober 19, 2016
“The records consisting of Disbursement Vouchers, Liquidation Certifications, and Liquidation Reports are insufficient to establish that the CIFs were diverted or otherwise misappropriated by Uriarte and Valencia. The Credit Advices were subsequently issued by Dimapilis acknowledges Uriarte and Valencia’s liquidation of the CIFs, thus clothing their actions with regularity,” the resolution read. MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman has junked the remaining plunder case against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and several Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) officials for alleged misuse of P73-million confidential and intelligence funds from 2004 to 2007. The Ombudsman dismissed the plunder, malversation of public funds and violation of Section 3 of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act against Arroyo; PCSO officials Rosario Uriarte; Sergio Valencia; Benigno Aguas; Gloria Araullo; and Commission on Audit Assistant Commissioner Lourdes Dimapilis and Auditor Nilda Plaras. “Absent clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, therefore, respondents, as public officers, enjoy the presumption of regularity in the performance of official duties,” it added./PN Arroyo, Aguas, Araullo, Plaras and Dimapilis have allegedly conspired with Uriarte and illegally “enriched” themselves with a total amount of P57 million for 2004 to 2007.They also connived with Valencia to illegally malverse public funds in the amount of P15 million for the same period. “The High Court ruled, among other things, that (1) the Prosecution did not prove the existence to conspiracy among Arroyo, Aguas and Uriarte; (2) no proof of amassing or accumulating, or acquiring ill-gotten wealth of at least P50 million was adduced against Arroyo and Aguas, and finally (3) the prosecution failed to prove the predicate act of raiding the public coffers,” it added. “The question involving the use of the PCSO’s CIF is not novel. In a similar case involving the use of the PCSO’s CIF for CYs 2008 to 2010, the Supreme Court dismissed the case against Arroyo and Aguas,” it said. Based on the dismissed complaint, Arroyo allegedly allowed the release of regular CIFs and granted Uriarte and Valencia’s request for additional CIFs even without specific details and supporting documents. Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo The Ombudsman, in a resolution dated Feb. 13 but was only released to the media on Sunday, stated there was no probable cause to indict Arroyo and her co-respondents for the crimes charged against them. The Ombudsman also noted that the factual circumstances of the complaint were essentially similar to the case that the Supreme Court had dismissed.
Quarterback Joel Stave reportedly broke his left collarbone early in the second half against Michigan State and will miss the rest of the season.[/media-credit]It looked like quarterback Joel Stave was finally finding his rhythm in the offense – and against one of the best defenses in the nation, nonetheless.But all it took was one destructive hit to leave Wisconsin’s (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) season in question.With what is now being reported as a broken collarbone, the UW training staff helped Stave off the field during the opening minutes of the third quarter when a hit from star MSU (5-4, 2-3) defensive end William Gholston slammed the Badgers’ quarterback to the ground.Stave finished the day going 9-for-11 through the air, amassing 127 yards and a touchdown before his injury. But the redshirt freshman was also sacked twice with the final takedown proving to end the quarterback’s promising game and season, as the Badgers fell to the Spartans 16-13 in overtime. Initially getting up, Stave went down on the field after walking towards the sideline, clutching his arm with his face contorted in pain.Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema, who praised Stave for playing well before the injury, noted that his young quarterback tended to hold on to the ball for too long.“We’ve been on him to try to get rid of the football when he’s feeling pressure,” Bielema said. “I can’t remember the exact schematics of the play he got hurt on, but they had [the receivers] covered up and you just wish he would have gotten rid of the football quicker.”Paired up with the 2011 second team all-Big Ten defensive end Gholston for a majority of the game, Wisconsin right tackle Rob Havenstein had the big defensive end in front of him on the play. But as Stave stepped up in the pocket with nothing open, he found himself with a face full of the 6-foot-7, 278-pound monster of the Spartan D-line as Gholston was able to roll off the block to the inside and deliver the punishing blow.“Gholston’s definitely a great player,” Havenstein said. “I have to stick on him longer, and obviously, I gave up that sack and I’ll put that one directly on me. It’s unfortunate that Joel got hurt because of my mistake.”Before his injury, Stave led the Badgers on what may have been the young quarterback’s finest play donning the cardinal and white. The native son of Greenfield, Wis., took the reigns on Wisconsin’s only series resulting in a touchdown, going 5-for-5 for 78 yards and a touchdown to Jacob Pedersen with 13 minutes, 44 seconds left in the first half.Michigan State’s defense made it evident throughout the first half that if anyone was going to beat them, it was going to be the play of Stave’s arm, stacking the box heavily against the run. However, it looked like there was a distinct possibility Stave would do just that. But due to the injury, once-touted transfer Danny O’Brien stepped into the game for the Badgers to direct the offense for the first time since running the two-minute drill at Nebraska nearly a month ago.It seemed like everything stalled on offense with O’Brien under center, or rather, what little momentum the Badgers garnered with Stave under center completely vanished.“I mean obviously you have a plan with Joel … a change at quarterback changes the game,” Bielema said. “It doesn’t really change anything play wise or anything like that. It was a difficult spot there for him to come into but Danny handled it.”While O’Brien didn’t turn the ball over, he also failed to show why Wisconsin should feel confident with him directing the offense moving forward. Hampered by a poor awareness in the pocket, O’Brien went 5-for-11 for just 44 yards as the Spartans sacked him three times.It put Wisconsin’s offensive line in another tough spot. After enduring a quarterback transition over a month ago in the second half against Utah State, the group had to once again adjust to a new signal-caller.But the Wisconsin run game and offensive line didn’t exactly help themselves either, gaining just 19 net yards on the ground for the entire game.“We just were not able to perform offensively and I think that comes down to the offensive line,” center Travis Frederick said. “Kind of going back to our old ways when we weren’t getting quite the movement we wanted. Obviously abandons trust in the run game and once that happens, things are up for grabs.”With the Badgers’ run game all but bottled up – Montee Ball and James White finished with a combined 62 yards on 29 carries – the Spartans and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi were all too happy to challenge O’Brien to beat them through the air, sending a plethora of blitzes that discombobulated the second-string quarterback and sent him scrambling to keep plays alive.“I think as the game went on when they were down, we kind of knew, and they did pressure us more,” O’Brien said. “A lot of different blitz looks with some tricky coverages behind it. But we knew that, as the game was winding down, just with the lead they were going to blitz us more to try to get a turnover. It was a field position game all day.”“We didn’t turn it over but at the same time we got to make some plays.”Follow Nick on Twitter
Share on: WhatsApp – Girona dreaming –Girona continued to dominate the game and hit the woodwork again before half-time when Portu’s flicked header looped over Kiko Casilla and back off the inside of the post.Real suffered an injury blow days before they travel to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday as Raphael Varane was replaced by Nacho at half-time due to a muscular problem.And the French international’s presence at the heart of the Madrid defence was badly missed as Stuani jinked past Nacho to fire Girona deservedly level nine minutes into the second-half.Just four minutes later, Girona were in dreamland as Maffeo’s driven cross was flicked home by Portu and the goal was allowed to stand despite the striker appearing to be in an offside position.“We aren’t popping the cava. We’re mature and we knew we had a chance to beat a great side,” added Machin.“Before kick-off it seemed improbable, but we grew throughout the game, the players believed and we did it. We want to continue to be in this league for many more years to come.”Rather than mount a late comeback as they did so often on route to a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years last season, Madrid looked short of energy and ideas in the final half hour as Girona held out for a famous victory.“We can’t make excuses,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro told BeIN Sports Spain.“We have to keep our heads because it is a difficult moment.“We still have a chance but we need to play better and work harder. Madrid are always obliged to win.” Girona, Spain | AFP | Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday.Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco’s opener for Madrid as Real fell eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after just 10 games.Madrid were making their first appearance in the deeply divided region since a violence marred October 1 referendum plunged Spain into political crisis.As a reported one million people joined a rally in Barcelona in favour of Spanish unity on Sunday, just over 100 kilometres away in the pro-independence heartland of Girona, the visitors were expected to receive a hostile reception.“Girona FC’s victory against one of the greatest teams in the world is an example and a benchmark for many situations,” Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who was deposed by the Spanish government as president of the regional parliament on Friday, posted on Twitter.However, it was events on the field that proved far more troublesome for Zinedine Zidane’s men as they lost more ground on rivals Barca in the Liga title race.“We know we can turn this around. We will have better days and our rivals will lose points over the course of the season,” insisted Zidane.“There is nothing more we can do, and we know that sooner or later things will turn. There is a long way to go and I am not worried.”Chants in favour of independence and “freedom” reverberated around the 13,500 capacity Montlivi in the 17th minute as is common at Girona and Barcelona home matches to mark the fall of Catalonia in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714.However, with plenty of Madrid fans present, there were also plenty of Spanish flags on show.“Everyone who knows Girona, knew nothing would happen,” said Girona coach Pablo Machin.“The fans were sensible. They want it (the political situation) to be over. They enjoyed two brilliant hours of football.”In their first ever match against the European champions, Girona looked keen to make a mark from the outset and were desperately unlucky not to go in front when Pablo Maffeo’s cross came back off the inside of the post 12 minutes in.Seconds later, though, the ball was in the Girona net as Madrid broke immediately upfield and Isco tapped home the rebound after Bono parried Cristiano Ronaldo’s initial effort.