[Photo by Jay Kocyla] The news is out! The doors have opened at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Phish’s fourth and final night at the venue, and the first Halloween Phishbills have been distributed, meaning that this year’s musical costume is now public knowledge. Without further adieu, tonight’s musical costume will be The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie. WOW! When the doors opened, the Internet exploded. Tonight is going to live out the dreams of many!The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is David Bowie’s most iconic album. It is a concept album about about a hyper-sexual, egotistical alien rock star. The album features several of Bowie’s most iconic songs from his glam era, with “Suffragette City”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”, “Moonage Daydream”, “Ziggy Stardust”, and “Starman” all appearing on the eleven-song record.The album has been one of the most wished-for albums for the band’s musical costume over the years, so fans at the MGM Grand will be pinching themselves to make sure they aren’t dreaming. Phish will finally deliver The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars tonight during the second set of their three-set Halloween show.With this announcement, Phish have brought back their traditional Halloween cover of a classic rock album. After their Wingsuit Halloween in 2013 and the remarkable Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House in 2014, the band will once again re-create a classic album this Halloween. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is an incredible album that should make for an extremely awesome night in Phish history! We can’t wait to hear the their take on the album during tonight’s second set! See below for the full track list from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.Five YearsSoul LoveMoonage DaydreamStarmanIt Ain’t EasyLady StardustStarHang On To YourselfZiggy StardustSuffragette CityRock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.Enjoy!
An impending El Niño weather pattern could negatively impact Georgia farmers’ abilities to harvest their peanut and cotton crops, according to University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox.“I think that, for the next three weeks or so, after the current wet spell, it’s going to be pretty dry, as we usually see in October. But once the El Niño pattern kicks in, it could get pretty wet quickly, which is going to be a problem if farmers don’t get the crops out in a timely way,” Knox said.El Niño refers to unusually warm weather in the eastern Pacific Ocean, off the coasts of Peru and Ecuador, she said. When warm water exists there, the circulation in the atmosphere changes. The southeastern part of the United States gets caught under a subtropical jet stream, which pushes all of the storms and rain through the region.“Once that pattern sets in, we can expect to see a lot of storms come through this winter. It should be wetter than usual, and it’s probably going to be cooler than usual, just because I think it’s going to be real cloudy from all the storms,” Knox said.With a drastic increase in acreage this year, peanut farmers could feel the most impact from El Niño. Approximately 770,000 acres were planted in Georgia, according to UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. An estimated 25 percent was planted after the third week of May, which puts harvest time in mid- to late October. If rain starts and continues, combined with limited sunshine, growers could have trouble getting their crops out of the field.“We’re concerned as usual when it comes to weather, period. If we start getting rain, especially the first part of October, it can set up and cause some problems,” Monfort said. Twenty-five percent of Georgia’s peanut crop amounts to more than 192,000 acres, a significant amount of potentially impacted production in south Georgia.“If the rain sets in and it’s rainy for a couple of weeks, cloudy and we don’t see any sun, then that’s really going to do some damage to the crop, in the ground and out,” Monfort said.Peanut growers already faced some challenges this growing season. With temperatures in the low 80s and limited sunshine this week, peanuts are maturing considerably slower than usual. Further, white mold disease has been a problem and could continue if peanuts are left in the field, dug up and, in the rain, unable to be harvested. The more it rains, the more disease pressure peanuts will encounter. Though peanut growers are encouraged to be diligent and to get their crops out in a timely fashion, they could encounter delays at local buying points. Because Georgia’s peanut acreage increased by almost 30 percent this year, that amounts to a an extra 200,000 acres that need to be harvested, which could create a logjam at area buying points.“For the most part, the local buying points have been able to handle everything right now,” Monfort said. “They do try to be as quick as they can about drying, grading and getting those empty trailers back out. But, if you take a 30-percent increase in peanut acreage, you’re going to have a bottleneck, especially with the early to mid-May planted peanuts. That’s when the majority of them got planted.”UGA Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker said Georgia’s cotton crop will also be impacted by the cloudy, rainy days ahead.“Boll opening and leaf drop function better in times of plentiful sunshine. With the cloudy days we’ve had and cloudy days we may have, defoliation and boll opening could slow down, and ultimately delay, harvest,” Whitaker said. Cotton farmers begin to harvest their crop by first applying products that accelerate the crop’s maturity and open the bolls that contain the lint in the top of the canopy, he said. This process is called “defoliation.”A delay in defoliation results in delays in harvest, and delays in harvest can significantly impact yield and fiber quality, Whitaker said.Cotton quality is at its highest when the boll first opens. “Each weather event or period of excessive moisture can impact the boll like any other kind of fruit we produce in Georgia” Whitaker said. “The kind of conditions associated with this potential weather event could cause us to lose yield and quality.”This would hurt cotton farmers’ profits as cotton commodity prices this season make it “extremely important to maximize yields to remain profitable,” he said.
Topics : Edin Dzeko was back on the Roma front line after his move to Juventus fell through, the Bosnian having missed last week’s trip to Verona which ended in a forfeit defeat for the capital side for fielding an unregistered player.Instead new Juventus signing Alvaro Morata got his first start after his move from Atletico Madrid earlier this week.But the champions were pushed hard by the hosts with Veretout opening from the spot in the 31st minute after a Rabiot handball.The French midfielder added a second shortly before the break just after Ronaldo had equalized for the first time. Another handball, this time Lorenzo Pellegrini’s, resulted in Juventus being awarded a penalty allowing Ronaldo to slot in.The Portuguese got his second with 20 minutes to when his head met a Danilo cross seven minutes after Rabiot was sent off for a second yellow card. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to salvage a point for 10-man Juventus in a 2-2 draw at Roma as Napoli hammered Genoa 6-0 in Serie A on Sunday.Champions Juventus were trailing 2-1 and a man down after an hour at the Stadio Olimpico after a Jordan Veretout brace for the hosts and Adrien Rabiot’s sending off.But a towering Ronaldo header grabbed the equalizer in the 69th minute to avoid handing new Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo a first defeat. ‘A bit misleading’ Hirving Lozano scored twice as Napoli swept past coronavirus-hit Genoa while AC Milan continued their winning run without Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a 2-0 victory against promoted Crotone.”The result is a bit misleading, if we hadn’t scored the second goal quickly in the second half, I would probably have changed the set-up,” said coach Gennaro Gattuso.”In the first half, we suffered a bit, even with a lot of opportunities, we almost conceded a goal. We lacked a little balance, we still have to improve.”Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen got his first start for Napoli, having come off the bench to lift the southerners past Parma in their opener last week.Club-record signing Osimhen again impressed against a Genoa side playing without first-choice goalkeeper Mattia Perin, who tested positive for coronavirus, as did midfielder Lasse Schone.Mexican forward Lozano fired Napoli ahead in the 10th minute in the Stadio San Paolo and Gattuso’s side remained just a goal up at half time.After the break it was one-way traffic with Piotr Zielinski latching onto a clever Osimhen back-heel flick for the second just seconds after the restart.Zielinski then helped set up Dries Mertens for the third just before the hour mark before Lozano again struck following a mix-up in the Genoa defense.Substitute Matteo Politano curled in the sixth with 20 minutes to go to give Napoli a maximum six points after their first two matches.”Last year Osimhen was the player we needed,” said Gattuso. “He didn’t score today, but he did score.”When he attacks we find space. The players look for him, we’re very happy with how he is helping us.” The only bad news for Gattuso was Lorenzo Insigne limping off with a left thigh injury ahead of their clash at champions Juventus next week.Milan meanwhile, without star Ibrahimovic who tested positive for COVID-19, also have injury woes after Croatian striker Ante Rebic fell badly on his left arm.Franck Kessie scored their first goal from the penalty spot just before the break after a foul on Rebic, with Spaniard Brahim Diaz, on loan from Real Madrid, adding a second four minutes later. “The good news is there is no fracture, this decreases the recovery time,” said coach Stefano Pioli of Rebic.”We have injuries, now we grit our teeth. This is a very important week for both the league and the Europa League.”
Press Association Sport understands France international Debuchy has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and undergone a medical, but that the Gunners are yet to reach agreement with Newcastle. However, the sticking point is as much Alan Pardew’s need to find a replacement for the former Lille defender as it is over the financial aspects of the deal, and it is to that end that the club has made its move for Janmaat. The 24-year-old is still on World Cup duty in Brazil, where the Dutch face the hosts in Saturday’s third-fourth place play-off, but sources close to the player have indicated his willingness to listen to what the Magpies have to say. But such are the complexities of the summer transfer market that Mike Ashley’s recruitment team has identified a series of alternatives with Manchester City’s Micah Richards and Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier among their potential targets. Managing director Lee Charnley is the man charged with getting the deal done, and he is stepping up his activity after an early flurry of signings with Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez having already arrived at St James’ Park this summer. Pardew’s main priority is attacking flair with strikers Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong having returned to their parent clubs after loan spells last season, while Shola Ameobi’s contract has expired. Remy and former Newcastle frontman Demba Ba have been mentioned in dispatches in recent days with their respective futures still undecided. However, as well as the focus on Janmaat, the Magpies are locked in talks with Montpellier over long-term midfield target Remy Cabella, although they are yet to meet outspoken president Louis Nicollin’s valuation of the player, which amounts to around £12million. Press Association Reports from the Netherlands have suggested the Magpies have seen an initial bid for the Feyenoord full-back rejected, although it is understood talks are at an early stage. But having allowed midfielder Yohan Cabaye to join Paris St Germain in January without signing a man to fill his boots, the Tyneside club is refusing to be caught out for a second time. Newcastle are stepping up their efforts to find a replacement for Mathieu Debuchy after opening negotiations for Holland international Daryl Janmaat.