On May 25th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hit the Sunshine Stage at the annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. Toward the end of their set, Pigeons welcomed moe.‘s Al Schnier to join them for one of their fan-favorite jam vehicles, “Poseidon”. The result: an electrified rendition of the song that the band patiently built to a towering peak with the help of the seasoned moe. guitarist.Today, Summer Camp has released a full pro-shot video of the memorable jam as the first installment of their “Summer Camp Sessions” video series. The gorgeous video, directed by renowned photographer Jay Blakesberg and edited by Jake Wisdom, captures the sit-in in all its glory—from the skillful performance to the massive crowd to the breathtaking glow of the sky as brought on by some encroaching storms (The rain that did eventually fall gave life to a brilliant rainbow that arced over the concert field).[Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith G.]You can watch the beautiful footage of Pigeons jamming out with Al Schnier below:Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Al Schnier (moe.) – “Poseidon” [Pro-Shot][Video: SummerCampFest]Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | 5/25/18The Liquid, Somethin’ For Ya > Julia > Kashmir > Julia, Porcupine, Poseidon*, Fun In FunkNotes:* w/ Al Schnier (moe.) on guitarTomorrow, Thursday, July 12th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will join moe. at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, marking their first show at the iconic venue after their initial Red Rocks play with moe. was canceled last year due to Rob Derhak‘s cancer diagnosis. In a recent interview with Live For Live Music, Pigeons’ Greg Ormont mused about the cancellation as he considered the fact that the band would now, at long last, make their Red Rocks debut:Allegedly. … I mean, we’re scheduled for it again. [laughs] … After experiencing getting the Red Rocks offer and then having it be taken away, for very good reason, it made me realize that you only “play Red Rocks” once you’ve actually played Red Rocks. So…[laughs]…July 12th, we’re both very stoked, and once it’s in the books, we will revel in it.Tickets for tomorrow night’s moe. Red Rocks show with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are available here. For those unable to make it out, you can tune into a stream of the show, courtesy of nugs.tv.
Peruvian security forces are strengthening their collaboration with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to fight transnational criminal organizations which engage in drug trafficking, kidnapping, oil theft, extortion, cyber-theft, and other criminal enterprises. The National Police of Peru (PNP) and the FBI recently signed a “letter of intent”, in which the two law enforcement agencies agreed to cooperate in the battle against transnational criminal organizations, according to published reports. The Peruvian ambassador in Washington, D.C., Harolf Forsyth, and FBI Assistant Director Richard McFeeley signed the document at FBI headquarters in Washington on Jan. 23, 2014. The link between international drug trafficking According to the study “Situational Analysis of Drug Trafficking 2013” conducted by the American Police Community (Ameripol), the link between drug trafficking and terrorism is a serious threat to Peruvian national security. The Shining Path rebel group trafficks drugs and engages in other criminal activities like extortion in order to buy arms and finance terrorist activities. The Shining Path and drug traffickers from Mexico and Colombia operate around 300 clandestine laboratories in the Apurimac and Ene River Valley (VRAEM), the largest coca-growing basin in the country, according to authorities. Since 2000, the presence of Mexican cartels has expanded by 60 percent, according to the publication, Expresso. The Sinaloa Cartel maintains armed gangs and produces cocaine and marijuana in the VRAEM, in coastal regions, and in Ayabaca, located in the Piura Mountains. One of the gangs involved in drug trafficking includes the brothers, Máximo, Zósimo, and Sergio Arce Medina, who are from the La Mar province of Ayacucho. The Arce Medina brothers operate in towns of Satipo province, La República reported. The Arce Medina brothers buy drugs from various producers in the VRAEM, the region where the Shining Path rebel group operates. Then they transport the drugs to nearby towns, and then ship them via air to Bolivia and Brazil. Other gangs known as “Motoco”, “Platanazo”, “David”, and “Chino” also traffic drugs. Europe, in particular Spain followed by Italy and the Netherlands, is the main destination for drugs leaving Peru. “The government has drawn up an intelligence strategy in the fight against drug trafficking. All security forces have declared a full-fledged fight against drug trafficking and related activities such as money-laundering,” García Villena said. From January 2007 to May 2012, organized crime groups in Peru laundered about $5.3 billion (USD), authorities said. Continuing efforts Law enforcement training The PNP and the FBI agreed to work together to strengthen digital technology which can help identify criminal suspects. The two law enforcement agencies also pledged to work together to make sure both agencies have the most modern tools for scientific forensic investigations. This would include technology to identify fingerprints and conduct DNA tests. The collaboration with the FBI will help improve public safety in Peru, Forsyth said. “The field of police science advances very quickly in the world,” the ambassador said. “If we want to build a safer society in Peru, we need to keep up with these new techniques. Peru faces a serious problem: transnational crime.” The Peruvian government has been sending PNP officers to the FBI Academy in the U.S. state of Virginia since 2012, authorities said. The PNP will send a greater number of officers to the academy in 2014, authorities said. A week before signing the agreement with the FBI, prosecutors’ offices, the PNP, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the Judiciary (PJ) of Peru presented the “Protocols and Action Guide” for the PNP and other Peruvian law enforcers. As detailed in the document, the PNP and the FBI will focus on training a variety of law tactics, such as the best way to monitor and record telephone calls and other forms of communication, such as text messages and how to enter a building using force, according to a statement from the PJ. “The purpose is to standardize the work for law enforcement administrators. From now on, these institutions will avoid contradictions and delays when implementing measures,” said Walter Chávez Cotrina, chief of the Public Prosecutor’s office and the coordinator of special prosecutions against organized crime. Senior Supreme Court Judge Luis Almenara Bryson presented these new tools of action against organized crime on Jan. 16, 2014 in the Palace of Justice. . Whenever a crime is reported, police face a series of challenges, Col. Víctor Gonzáles Silva, head of the PNP’s criminal investigation division for kidnappings told the website, Peru21. For example, law enforcement officers usually have just 24 hours to investigate a detainee before they would have to release him or her. The new protocols for law enforcement officers in per “represent a major breakthrough,” said José Luis García Villena, communications director for the State Bar Association of Lima. “The protocols and the guide are essential in the fight against criminal organizations, crime, and the current public insecurity situation in Peru.” Digital security International drug trafficking By Dialogo March 16, 2014 International cooperation with the FBI complement the continuing efforts of Peruvian security forces to destroy coca crops, intercept illegal flights loaded with cocaine, and purchase equipment and technology to fight against transnational criminal organizations. According to García Villena, “The success of these actions depends on cooperation between institutions and Peruvian society” García Villena said. “We have to form a united front to combat public insecurity, terrorism, and drug cartels.” All countries in the world should cooperate and share intelligence information to fight against these organizations, García Villena said.
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Leicester responded with an offer said to be worth £100,000.Vardy, who joined the Foxes from non-league Fleetwood Town for £1m in 2012, had already signed a new three-year deal with the club in February.Former Leicester defender Matthew Upson, who also played for Arsenal, said some might view Vardy’s decision as a “strange” one.“Having played for Arsenal, when that club comes calling, it’s a big decision to turn it down because it is such a fabulous club,” Upson told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sports Panel.However, the ex-England centre-half said that Arsenal’s style of play might not have suited his former team-mate.“When you look at how both teams play, there is such a contrast in style,” said Upson. “Arsenal have a very methodical build-up, they like to play through the middle, on the floor, break lines with passes and are very clever and intricate.”Leicester, added Upson, played in a way that enabled Vardy to shine and become the star he is now.“He’s played some fabulous football in a team that really does cater to his strengths,” said Upson. “So I can really understand the decision he made.”Upson added that Leicester had “laid a marker down” by holding on to Vardy and said it might convince other key players, like winger Riyad Mahrez and midfielder N’Golo Kante, to stay, too.The news Vardy had decided to stay also delighted Gary Lineker.The former Foxes striker tweeted: “A show of loyalty from @vardy7 and a show of ambition from @LCFC is to be applauded.”But Vardy’s decision means that former club Fleetwood miss out on a lucrative payday courtesy of a sell-on clause in his contract.Vardy is currently on duty with England at Euro 2016 in France and scored in the 2-1 win over Wales in the group stage.Roy Hodgson’s side eventually finished second in Group B to make it through to the last 16, where they will face Iceland on Monday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram England striker and Arsenal target Jamie Vardy has agreed a new deal with Premier League champions Leicester.The Foxes said the 29-year-old, whose goals helped the club claim a shock title success last season, will sign an extended four-year contract.“Both parties hope this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future,” a club statement said.Vardy was the subject of a reported £20m bid from Premier League rivals Arsenal before the start of Euro 2016.That bid activated a release clause in his contract, with the Gunners offering him a deal reported to be worth £120,000 a week.
The continent of Europe is expected today to observe a minute silence at 11:00 a.m. GMT as a mark of solidarity with the government and people of France, following terrorist attacks against innocent civilians on Friday night in Paris, the nation’s capital. The barbaric attacks, which killed at least 129 persons, injured more than 350 others with 99 on critical list, occurred on the night of Friday, November 13, in Paris.According to French security, eight gunmen carried out the attacks in a series of suicide bomb explosions and shootings at six locations around Paris. The Bataclan Theatre, the venue of a concert that evening, had the most casualties – nearly 90 – among the locations attacked. The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility the following morning for the attacks, as retaliation for air strikes carried in IS strongholds in Syria by French forces. However, French President François Hollande has vowed to “ruthlessly deal with” those responsible. The French Embassy in Liberia is flying its national flag at half mast. In a message to her French counterpart on behalf of Liberia, President Sirleaf extended deepest condolences to Mr. Hollande, and through him, to the government and people of France, particularly the bereaved families, for the irreparable loss sustained as a result of the tragic attacks. “During this difficult period, I wish to, on behalf of the government and people of Liberia and in my own name, convey deepest condolences to you personally, the people of France, particularly, families of the victims,” she said.The President noted that the people of Liberia are very saddened by the outrageously gruesome events leading to the deaths of dozens of peaceful French residents and other nationals.She further assured her French counterpart of her fullest support and solidarity as he and the people of France go through this period of national mourning.President Sirleaf then prayed that the Almighty God will grant President Hollande strength and courage as he leads the French people through this difficult period of national tragedy. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)