Dead & Company Will Webcast Their Two-Night Run At Fenway Park

first_imgFor the second time this summer, Dead & Company will perform for two nights at a baseball stadium. Judging by their incredible run at Citi Field, the upcoming performances at Fenway Park in Boston, MA are sure to be something special.If you can’t make it out to Boston for the shows this Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, fear not. The band has teamed with nugs.tv to provide webcasts for each of the two shows. With SD and HD packages and single-night options available, there’s no reason to miss out on any of the music!Check out the poster for the run below, and head here for pricing and more information.last_img

‘FULL-BLOWN CRACK DOWN’: 55 ‘activists’ arrested in Bacolod raids

first_imgBayan Muna Party-list Rep. CarlosZarate also condemned the “dastardly Gestapo-like raid … simultaneouslyconducted by state forces against the offices of Bayan Muna, Gabriela and NFSW. Pancito saidthe final count of the persons arrested was 55 after it was initially reportedthat 62 persons were rounded up during the simultaneous raids. Policemen and soldiers guard the members of progressive groups they rounded up in simultaneous raids on their offices in Bacolod City on the eve of All Saints’ Day. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Pancito said the site serves as a“training center” of young people who could later become NPA combatants andpart of liquidation squads. The operations on Thursday night wereconducted on the offices of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Kilusang MayoUno (KMU) and Anakpawis, located in one compound on Ilang-Ilang Street,Barangay Bata; the Gabriela office about 400 meters away in the same village;the National Federation of Sugarcane Workers (NFSW) office in BarangayTaculing; and on a house in Barangay 33. Karapatan, in a statement, called thissuspicious and said this was reminiscent of the Oplan Sauron 2 operations inNegros Oriental in March, which were covered by search warrants issued in CebuCity. He added that the raids have led tothe recovery of 32 assorted firearms, three fragmentation grenades, two grenadelaunchers and assorted ammunition. Pancito claimed that the site serves as a “training center” of young people whocould later become NPA combatants and part of liquidation squads. The minors were endorsed to the localsocial welfare office while the other arrested persons were placed under thecustody of the police. According to Biñas, those arrestedwere believed to be members of the so-called legal fronts of the CommunistParty of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Meanwhile, Captain Cenon Pancito III,public affairs chief of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, said theyhave received reports from concerned citizens that people occupying theseoffices have firearms and explosives. At the Gabriela Negros Center, ninepersons were rounded up, and four others in the other offices. In Bacolod City, among those arrestedwere Anne dela Concepcion, wife of Bayan Muna Negros secretary general Michaeldela Concepcion; Danny Tabura, spokesperson for Kilusang Magbubukid ngPilipinas (KMP); Noli Rosales, KMU spokesperson; John Milton Lozande, NFSWsecretary general; Proceso Quiatzon, staff member of Karapatan Negros; andRomulo Bito-on, coordinator of Makabayan Negros who lived in the house inBarangay 33. Also arrested were Amaylin Bito-on, Diego Malacad and RobertoLachica. “We decryany claim that they were planted by our law enforcement authorities as we haveproof they were obtained through legal means,” said Andanar. Reacting to the arrest of hiscolleagues, Michael de la Concepcion, secretary-general of Bagong AlyansangMakabayan-Negros, claimed that the recovered firearms and explosive wereplanted. Among those arrestedthere were known activist leaders John Milton Lozande said the raidersheld them for around an hour and then he was called to a house in the compoundand showed “an obviously planted” gun supposedly found in his bag. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said amongthose arrested at the Gabriela office was Anne Krueger of the newly establishedalternative media outfit Paghimutad, which has been covering social issues,including extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses.center_img BACOLOD City – Authorities herearrested 55 persons they alleged were communist rebels, including 15 minors,supposedly undergoing “training and “indoctrination” during simultaneous raids inoffices of three progressive groups and a private residence. Colonel Henry Biñas, director of theBacolod City Police Office, said the operations were part of the implementationof the national government’s initiative to end local communist armed conflict. At the KMU office in Barangay Bata,operatives apprehended 49 persons. Four were identified as leaders ofprogressive groups. Separate operations in Escalante City,Negros Occidental followed the next day. Video taken of the search at thenearby office of Gabriela showed a police officer inspecting a revolver andammunition taken from a backpack at a corner of the yard. But human rights group and some ofthose apprehended denied the accusations they were rebels and said the weaponshad been “planted.” The structure has a conference roomand a library, where subversive documents were found. They were all taken to the NegrosOccidental Provincial Police Office. The raids were staged on the strengthof four search warrants issued by Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert ofBranch 89 of the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City. Andanarlauded the joint efforts of the local police and military that led to theconduct of “bloodless” operations in Bacolod. Presidential Communications OperationsOffice Secretary Martin Andanar Andanar, on the other hand, came to the defenseof soldiers and police officers who raided the offices of progressive groups,following the claim of Zarate and Bayan Negros secretary-general Michael de laConcepcion that the recovered firearms and explosives were planted evidence bythe raiding teams. He claimed thatthe 40 of them were identified as members of the CPP-NPA Komiteng Rehiyon –Negros, Cebu, Bohol, and Siquijor and are now in the custody of the NegrosOccidental police. Arrested in Escalante were Maria LindyBalaobao Perucho, later identified as deputy secretary for finance of thecommunist New People’s Army (NPA), and Imelda Pasinado, identified as a formerNPA political instructor. “Theseoperations show the government’s respect for democracy and its adherence to therule of law,” Andanar said. (With areport from PNA, Bulalat.com/PN)last_img read more

Public Health Ministry hosts health fair for GPF

first_imgMembers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) benefited from a health outreach hosted by the Public Health Ministry on Wednesday. The event, which was held at the Guyana Police Officers Training Centre, saw a huge turnout from the ranks.A policeman being advised on balanced nutritionServices such as blood testing, dental checkups, vaccination, BMI tests, nutritional advice, mental counselling, and HIV testing were conducted by the Public Health Ministry personnel.According to Police Welfare Officer Jewel Sullivan, the initiative is a vital one for the ranks’ well-being.“The health and well-being are of the utmost importance to the administration of the Guyana Police Force and so today we saw it fit to have this health fair for our ranks and their immediate relatives.”This rank donates blood during the health outreachThe medical fair forms part of the Ministry’s focus to ensure all Guyanese have access to quality health care. Also, it is part of the Ministry’s health promotion strategy to advertise and promote health services on all fronts by collaborating with other Ministries, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and private bodies to host health fairs throughout Guyana.last_img read more