Much like this summer, Phish had taken some time to prepare new material ahead of their 1998 summer tour. The new songs would ultimately end up on The Story Of The Ghost, and a tour through Europe would prove the ultimate testing grounds for these new gems. Not only did Phish bring out three brand new songs for the fans who made it to the tour opener in Copenhagen, but they treated fans to a great show in the process.Opening with “Limb by Limb” and “Ghost,” Phish treated fans to an alternate version of their classic tune “Water in the Sky” in the first set. You can hear the excitement at the new interpretation! There was an air of excitement for the first-ever “Roggae” too, a song that would become a staple of live shows. The band also turned a 1997 funk jam into “The Moma Dance,” with Trey Anastasio even going so far as to teach fans the now-forgotten dance that accompanies. After a great second set, the band brought out one more new song, “Brian and Robert,” for the encore.Listen to the full audio of the show, courtesy of fromtheaquarium.You can see the phish.net setlist below.Setlist: Phish at The Grey Hall, Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark – 06/30/1998 Set 1: Limb By Limb, Ghost, Water in the Sky > Bouncing Around the Room, Tube, Stash -> Cities, Roggae, Guyute, Beauty of My Dreams > Funky Bitch, Train Song, David BowieSet 2: The Moma Dance, Birds of a Feather, Wolfman’s Brother -> Frankie Says > Run Like an Antelope, Lawn Boy, Ya Mar, Ha Ha Ha, Mike’s Song -> Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug GrooveEncore: Brian and Robert Debut of “new” faster arrangement. Debut.Notes: This show marked the debuts of Roggae, The Moma Dance, Brian and Robert, and the “new” faster arrangement of Water in the Sky. Ghost included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Tube contained a Sand tease. The Moma Dance included the band teaching the audience the simplistic “dance” that accompanies the song.
By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO,(Reuters)-Dutchwoman Sanne Wevers caused a huge upset when she ruined Simone Biles’ chances of scooping a record five golds at a single Olympics by winning the balance beam title in Rio yesterday.The American had been expected to add the beam title to her team, all around and vault triumphs but drew gasps as she lost her footing following a front somersault and had to grab the beam with both hands to save herself from falling off.Her score of 14.733 was only good enough for bronze behind team mate Laurie Hernandez.Biles’ misfortune allowed Wevers to become the first female Dutch gymnast to grab gold in an individual final, with a graceful routine featuring numerous spins, including a triple. She scored 15.466.The Netherlands’ only previous top prize for the women had been in the team competition in 1928.Biles, a double world champion on the beam, was rock solid as she spun around 900 degrees on her right toes. There was not a wobble in sight as she executed her backflip into two layouts.With the gold medal in her sights, she soared high into a front somersault but then it all went horribly wrong as her right foot missed its target on the beam and a routine that had been spellbinding till that moment lost its sparkle.After completing her dismount, her frustration was clear for all to see as the megawatt smile that had lit up the Rio Olympic Arena time and again over the past week failed to materialise.The judges pondered over her score for several minutes and when it was confirmed, Biles rolled her eyes skywards as the mark was almost a point lower than her qualifying effort of 15.633.With five more competitors to go, Biles knew her chances of hanging on to lead with such a modest score were slim, and she was right.Wevers mounted on the four-inch wide wood never having won a gold medal at an international meet but that shortcoming did not stop her from impressing the judges as she avoided any glaring errors to bag the top prize.Biles will be back today when she will be favourite to win the floor exercise.
India captain Mithali Raj on Wednesday went past England’s Charlotte Edwards’ record to become the all-time leading run-scorer in ODI cricket and became the first woman cricketer to score 6,000 runs in the history ODIs.Privileged 2 have now become the all time leading run-scorer. Its been an incredible time scoring each & every run for @BCCIWomen #WWC17 pic.twitter.com/eVRjU8rdvP- Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) 12 July 2017The 34-year-old, who made her debut at the age of 16, has often been called the Sachin Tendulkar of Indian women’s cricket.Mithali needed just 34 runs to surpass Edwards’ record of 5992 runs before the start of this match and she had to score another seven runs to reach the 6,000-run milestone. She is the only Asian cricketer to feature in the top-10 leading run-scorer’s list. She recently achieved the feat of becoming the first woman to hit seven half-centuries in succession in the ODIs. The first of the seven fifties came against Sri Lanka when she hit 70 not out at Colombo in February, 2017. Following that, she scored an unbeaten 64 (South Africa), 73 (Bangladesh), 51* (South Africa), 54 (South Africa), 62* (South Africa), 71 (England).Here are some more interesting facts about Mithali:Before cricket, Mithali was very interested classical dancing. During her childhood and teenage days, she learned Bharatnatyam and wanted to make her name in the same fieldWhen she made her debut against Ireland, Mithali was just 16 years and 250 days old. This made her the youngest women’s cricketer to score a hundred in her ODI debutMithali scored an unbeaten 114 runs on her debut match in 1999, which is third highest score made by a woman cricketer in her ODI debut after Lynne Thomas (134 in 1973) and Nicole Bolton (124 in 2014)advertisementWhen Mithali became the second female cricketer to cross 5000 ODI runs, twitterati started calling her as ‘Lady Sachin’In the year 2003, she was given the prestigious Arjuna Award by Government of IndiaIn April 2015, she became the first female cricketer to win the Wisden India Cricketer of the Year and in the same year, Mithali was honoured by Padma Shri — India’s fourth highest civilian awardInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]