Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

first_img Pinterest Local NewsBusinessStateUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis Twitter FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, water is loaded into cars at a City of Houston water distribution site in Houston. The drive-thru stadium location was setup to provide bottled water to individuals who need water while the city remains on a boil water notice or because they lack water at home due to frozen or broken pipes. WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleWashington shuts down California late for 62-51 victoryNext articleSam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

Vandalism could close the doors of Strabane Rugby Club

first_imgNews Vandalism could close the doors of Strabane Rugby Club Google+ The Honorary Secretary of Strabane Rugby Club has said it could be forced to close after vandals spiked its ground with broken glass.The pitch at Bradley Way has been unplayable since the weekend, when smashed bottles were found driven into the turf.The club has already had to abandon one fixture.Robert Dirllon said he fears it “could finish” the club:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/robd.mp3[/podcast] Twitter By News Highland – April 5, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil says it’s wrong to suggest it has failed to submit info on a zoning reviewNext articleToland’s Bar extensively damaged in overnight fire in St Johnstone News Highland Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Pinterest Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+last_img read more

“Officers Are In League With Assesses”: Supreme Court Pulls Up Central Govt. Over Delay In Filing Revenue Appeals By Govt.

first_imgTop Stories”Officers Are In League With Assesses”: Supreme Court Pulls Up Central Govt. Over Delay In Filing Revenue Appeals By Govt. Mehal Jain11 Feb 2021 11:00 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Union of India for its trend of filing appeals before the court in revenue matters with gross delay.The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah was hearing an appeal u/s 35 L of Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944 by the Commissioner of Central Excise and Sales Tax, Surat against a CESTAT order, which had been filed with a delay of 536…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Union of India for its trend of filing appeals before the court in revenue matters with gross delay.The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah was hearing an appeal u/s 35 L of Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944 by the Commissioner of Central Excise and Sales Tax, Surat against a CESTAT order, which had been filed with a delay of 536 days.Justice Chandrachud noted that repeatedly, the attention of the court has been drawn to the fact that appeals in revenue matters are being filed with gross delay, accompanied with an application for condonation of delay. When the court refuses to entertain the plea, the officers then justify their action saying that though they had moved the court, the Supreme Court did not condone the delay and rejected the appeal.The bench recorded the submission of advocate SA Haseeb, who was being led in the matter by ASG Balbir Singh, that the delay had occurred on account of a misapprehension at the level of the Commissionerate that the appeal was to lie before the Gujarat High Court. It was only after the appeal before the High Court came to be dismissed, that the department moved the Supreme Court, which caused the delay.The bench stated that the legal position that the appeal is to lie before the Supreme Court cannot be a matter of doubt and it cannot be for the department to argue that it was not aware of this modality.”The central government in the revenue department must find an answer for such conduct of its officers and ensure that the matters which are to be litigated are dealt with by necessary dispatch”, noted the bench.The bench has requested Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to appear before it on Monday and apprise the court of the steps to be taken by the central government that litigations are conducted in observance of timelines instead of officers putting up such kinds of excuses.”It seems that the Union of India files appeals only to get the ‘chhaap’ or the stamp that it had appealed before the Supreme Court “, observed Justice Chandrachud at the outset.”We should call Solicitor General. In all matters, there is 400 to 500 days’ delay”, added Justice Shah. It was considered initially that officers at the secretary-level in the CBDT and the CBIC also be called as regards corrective measures.”The officers are in league with the assessee. They first file the appeal with the wrong court, then the appeal lies in objection, it is kept pending and then it is finally dismissed. Then they come before the Supreme Court with an application for the condonation of delay. When the court refuses to entertain the plea, they just say “What can we do? We had approached the court and filed the appeal but it was the Supreme Court that did not entertain”! They push the burden to the Supreme Court “, commented Justice Chandrachud.”In every matter of taxation, be it customs, be it income tax, there is a delay of 300 to 400 days!”, remarked Justice Shah.”Why would the Union of India file an appeal in the High Court when it knows that the appeal has to come before the Supreme Court? You are not an uninitiated person”, said Justice Chandrachud to Mr Haseeb.When Mr Haseeb sought to advance, by way of explanation, that there might not be sufficient legal knowledge at the commissionerate level, the bench was surprised.He explained that he had intended to imply that the officers perhaps miss that their remedy lies before the Supreme Court and not before High Courts.”There is a deliberate delay! To get the seal of the Supreme Court!”, commented Justice Shah.”We are noticing this in matter after matter. There are hundreds of crores involved. The officers just say that the Supreme Court did not condone the delay. They are taking us for a ride and also this is an abuse of the process by the officers!…When there is a question of an inspector being promoted to a higher level, the appeals are filed on time!”, remarked Justice ChandrachudIncidentally, in the immediately successive matter also, which was an appeal under the same provisions by the Commissioner of Central Excise and Sales. Tax, Chandigarh, there happened to be a delay of 808 days. In this matter, ASG N. Venkataraman appeared for the appellant.Justice Chandrachud noted that in the instance case also, in March 2019, the appeal had come to be filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court and it was dismissed in February 2020.”You know how your revenue department works. You have worked on both sides. I have also worked on both sides”, directed Justice Shah at the ASG.”How can the Commissionerate not know that the appeal lies before the Supreme Court? The Union of India cannot take the view that the officers don’t know how to file an appeal!”, continued Justice Chandrachud.”If you see the statistics, you will be shocked! 80 to 90% of the appeals are filed with such gross delay “, said Justice ShahClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

RODEO ROPER: PLAS junior to compete Saturday

first_img Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Next UpSingleton is a two-time qualifier in the National High School Rodeo Finals. In the past two years, Singleton has competed in both of his events in Gilette and Rock Springs, Wyoming.He also compete for the last two years in the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Oklahoma.Singleton said he was hooked on rodeo the first time he participated. Saturday night’s Pike County Cattlemen’s rodeo will be especially exciting for Singleton.“It’s a chance to rope in front of the home crowd,” he said. “Roping in Wyoming and Oklahoma is a lot of fun but the best time is roping here at home.”Singleton said there are a lot of rodeo fans in Pike County and the Pike County Cattlemen’s rodeo is an outstanding rodeo for first timers because it’s a hometown crowd.“There’s something special about rodeo,” Singleton said. “I don’t know how to explain it. Just come experience it.”Gates open tonight at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be bronc busting, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bareback riding, roping and bull riding. Vendors will offer pony rides and the mechanical bull will be bucking.Saturday’s rodeo will feature the Western Festival for Kids that will include stick horse races, roping, mutton busting and wagon and buggy rides. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the rodeo will start at 7:30.Tickets at the gate are $12. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at TB&T Main Branch, Walker’s Western Wear, Piggly Wiggly locations and the Banks Buy Rite.  Kids 12 and under are admitted free. Book Nook to reopen Game day: Charles Henderson and Pike County continue rivalry There are no more summer workouts or summer practices – it’s time to strap on the helmets and play some… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Published 3:00 am Friday, August 24, 2018 “I caught my steer; I won and I was hooked,” Singleton said. “From then on, I’ve kept a rope in my hand and it seems like I’ve spent half of my life on a horse.”Singleton said he can’t put the feeling of winning into words.“To win, so many things have to come together and just at the right time,” he said.“First, the draw of stock, your horse, you, your partner and his horse. If it all comes together, you have a good chance of winning.” Friday night lights will find Pike Liberal Arts School junior lineman Ty Singleton deep in the trenches of a gridiron battle. On Saturday night, Singleton will be waiting in the chute at the 26th Annual Pike County Cattlemen’s NCPRA Rodeo at Cattleman Park Arena.Two-sport athletes are rather common but probably few play in such uncommon arenas.Singleton of Brundidge began rodeoing three years ago. He will compete at the Pike County Cattlemen’s rodeo Saturday night in the team roping event. In addition to team roping, Singleton competes in tie-down calf roping in the Alabama High School Rodeo Association. Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits RODEO ROPER: PLAS junior to compete Saturday By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR IN ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

first_imgSalary: A minimum of 3 years anatomic pathology training and be eligiblefor Wisconsin licensure. Since residency training at the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine involves thepractice of veterinary medicine on privately owned animals, thesuccessful applicant would be required to be licensed in the stateof Wisconsin at the start of the position A873100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Institutional Statement on Diversity: License or Certificate: 229456-AS Applications Open: Dec 7 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: Position Summary: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Applicants must possess the DVM/VMD or equivalent degree, have hada minimum of 3 years anatomic pathology training and be eligiblefor Wisconsin licensure. DVM or equivalent The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Outstanding collaborative research opportunities exist within theSchool of Veterinary Medicine and throughout the University,including the Wisconsin Institutes of Medical Research (WIMR), theSchool of Medicine and Public Health and the Milwaukee County Zoo,among others. Also, the city of Madison and surrounding area arehome to a large and very active community of veterinary and humanpathologists from both UW (e.g., Wisconsin Veterinary DiagnosticLaboratory (WVDL), the Wisconsin Primate Center (WPC), the ResearchAnimal Resources and Compliance Center (RARC) and the School ofMedicine and Public Health) and non- UW entities (e.g., NationalWild Life Health Center, Marshfield Laboratories, Covance, andAntech). There are many opportunities to interact with members ofthis community, both socially and professionally.The campus culture of collaboration and collegiality and thepleasant lifestyle offered by Madison provide an outstandingenvironment. The University of Wisconsin-Madison considers itsVeterinary School to be a major factor in the overall success as aTop Ten University in terms of awarded federal funding. TheVeterinary School is also a major factor in Madison’s emergence asa hub of commercial biotechnology. The University ofWisconsin-Madison and the surrounding areas have many enrichingopportunities. Madison was named the most bike friendly city; theDane County Farmer’s Market is one of the largest in the nation;Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city;Madison consistently ranks as a top community to live, work, andplay; and Madison is home to nationally recognized academics andathletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please see thefollowing link for more information:http://greatermadisonchamber.com/about-madison/visitor-info/For information on the School and Department please visithttp://www.vet-med.wisc.edu Sophie [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)Depending on Qualifications This one-year position is designed to prepare the individual forPhase II of the ACVP certifying board examination and/or serve as atranslational position promoting growth and independence inindividuals interested in a career in academia or for thoseexploring career options. The successful applicant will have accessto a diverse diagnostic caseload from the Veterinary MedicalTeaching Hospital, Milwaukee County and Henry Villas Zoos,International Crane Foundation, Wisconsin Department of NaturalResources, and specialty clinics, as well as the opportunity tocollaborate with Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory ofWisconsin (COPLOW) pathologists in examining ocular biopsyspecimens, participate in the instructional program in anatomicpathology, and engage in collaborative research projects based oncandidate interest. Time off for board study is provided. Work Type: Job no: 229456-ASWork type: Staff-Full TimeDepartment: VET M/PATHOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCESLocation: MadisonCategories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine,Instructionalcenter_img Degree and Area of Specialization: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Employment Class: Appointment Type, Duration: Instructions to Applicants: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR(D54NN) Please apply on www.wisc.edu/jobsApplication materials include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae,and a list of professional references.Please direct any questions pertaining to the position to Dr.Sophie Aschenbroich, [email protected] Academic Staff-Renewable Ongoing/Renewable Full Time: 100% Department(s): The Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of VeterinaryMedicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for aClinical Instructor position in anatomic pathology with anegotiable start date of July 1, 2021. The School of VeterinaryMedicine and Pathobiological Sciences Department offers thesuccessful candidate the opportunity to join a dedicated team of 5anatomic pathologists with diverse expertise, in a collegial andsupportive environment with exceptional resources in anatomicpathology, infectious disease pathobiology, oncology, food animalproduction medicine, and other disciplines. Diagnosticopportunities and materials from laboratory animals, zoo and wildanimal species are available.The Pathology faculty are collegial team oriented and areenthusiastic about prospects of furthering the development ofpathology at UW-Madison in collaboration with the talents and ideasof new members. The UW- School of Veterinary Medicine/UW Veterinaryare is an impressive workplace with enthusiastic students,technologists, residents, and other faculty specialists who worktogether to provide excellent veterinary medical care and toadvance the field of veterinary medicine with compassion and newdiscoveries. UW Veterinary Care supports more than 20 specialtysections, including 24/7 emergency care service. Principal Duties: JULY 01, 2021 Job Number: Official Title: Anticipated Begin Date: Contact:last_img read more

College football round up – 3rd week

first_imgPREMIER DIVISION New 1 Oriel 2 Oriel eased past a dogged New College to maintain their climb of the Premier Division table. New started well, but didn’t make the most of some early pressure, with shots firing over and wide. Oriel gained in confidence and started to pass the ball well.  Hammad saw an effort go just past the post and another cleared off the line. As Warner and Surman began to control the midfield for Oriel, Wilson came into the game and netted with a half-volley from distance. After half time, the game became more scrappy with few real chances coming for either side. Despite this, substitute Tom Webb led the Oriel attack and doubled the lead with neat control and a cool finish. New threw men forward towards the end, but a lack of creativity saw few chances for the home side. Oriel’s defence was organised and would have taken home a clean sheet if not for an alert New striker tapping home after a parry from Byas in goal. Harry Hoare DIVISION ONE St Hugh’s 1 St Catz 3 (Last Monday) St Catz went into this game as clear favourites against a Hugh’s side that is desperately trying to avoid relegation for a second year running. The game saw few clear chances in the first half until Hugh’s was awarded a penalty after 25 minutes, when Adhip Rawal was brought down by the Catz keeper.  Rawal hit the net from the spot and gave St Hugh’s a surprising lead against the league leaders.  Catz bounced back and took control of the game.  They were rewarded by an equaliser through Ryan Taylor just before the break.  St Hugh’s battled hard in the second half, however, and struggled to get hold of the ball.  Catz clearly dominated the game and possession, and Taylor added two more to his account to help Catz to a deserved 3-1 win.  Adhip Rawal Keble 7 St Hugh’s 1 With both sides chasing their respective goals, this was a must win match; Keble needed a win to keep their promotion hopes alive, while St Hugh’s needed a win in their fight against relegation. The match kicked off with Hugh’s playing against the wind, the sun in their eyes, causing them all sorts of difficulties, and sure enough after 10 minutes of concerted Keble pressure, a good cross from the Keble right back found Askham in the box.  After composing himself, Askham slotted the ball away. This was to be the start of a difficult first half for Hugh’s, letting in five goals in all. The second half was much tighter, with Hugh’s making good use of the wind and getting a goal back. Any hint of a comeback was swiftly snuffed out, though, when Downpatrick scored two leaving the final score at 7-1, with Michael Gajdus the Keble striker getting a hat trick. Seb Singh DIVISION TWO Merton/Mansfield 3 St Peters 1 After an early scare at going one nil down from a scrappy goal from a corner, Merton-Mansfield soon got into their stride and drew level by half time with a cute finish from Robbie Coleman.  After a number of missed chances, Lloyd Thomas finally added a second before a late goal from Robbie Coleman sealed the win to take Merton-Mansfield back to the top of the table.  Reuben Holtlast_img read more

READERS FORUM FOR OCTOBER 1, 2016

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays READERS POLL question is:  Should City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr tell the pubic who is the consultant and what he is being paid to administer the Employees Health Care program?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Mikel Lawandy was a beacon of light

first_imgTo the Editor: Mikel Lawandy was an exemplary student/athlete at Bayonne High School. Upon graduation, recognition continued at New Jersey institute of Technology. He was a wonderful representative of both institutions.Credit comes from three sources. Home: growing into a fine young man due to loving, caring parents. Church: having a strong moral value system developed from religious tenets. Himself: being mature, he was well aware of life’s realities beyond one’s chronological years.All of the above plus desire to be involved was the motivation to serve as a trustee on the BBOED. Unlike other panel members, who have a “see no evil, hear no evil, tell no evil” manner, Mikel was outspoken but with a courteous, gracious, respectful approach.Mikel was a “beacon-of-light” for all children (quality education), parents (safe setting), teachers (fair contract), and citizens (fiscal raise). This was regardless of race, creed, or religion. He wanted to serve the community by being responsive to their needs.Your role will not be forgotten. Plus, you will always be one of Bill’s (Broderick) boys. CHARLES NUZIALEGuidance CounselorBayonne High Schoollast_img read more

Press release: PM meets President Buhari: 29 August 2018

first_imgA Downing Street spokesperson said:“Prime Minister Theresa May met President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in Abuja today during her three-day visit to Africa.“The leaders agreed that the UK and Nigeria are strong partners bilaterally and in the Commonwealth, and that our mutual security and prosperity is strengthened by our close cooperation.“The leaders agreed to build on our growing commercial ties, including through a new Economic Development Forum to help us identify and overcome barriers to trade and investment.“The PM talked about how the UK will step up investment into Nigeria as part of its ambition to be the G7’s number one investor in Africa by 2022, including through CDC.“The Prime Minister welcomed the progress towards securing a significant investment into oil and gas in Bonga South West, and reiterated the importance of the President’s continued leadership in securing the final agreement.“Nigeria’s stability matters to the UK, and the work we’re doing together to tackle shared threats helps to keep our people safe. Today the leaders witnessed the signing of the first UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership which will formalise and expand this cooperation.“They also discussed the importance of human rights and the need to ensure our joint work on security is in line with international standards.“The Prime Minister welcomed Nigeria’s efforts at a national and regional level to combat illegal migration and human trafficking, and their support for the Call to Action to end modern slavery which was launched by the PM at UNGA last year.“She thanked President Buhari for championing this agenda, including through his chairing of the Economic Community of West African States and his commitment to use Nigeria’s influence to promote African leadership on these issues.“Finally, the leaders discussed Nigeria’s forthcoming elections and agreed they must be fair, credible and peaceful, and free from interference.“The Prime Minister and President agreed to continue working in partnership to ensure our bilateral relationship and regional cooperation go from strength to strength in the years ahead.”last_img read more

Spafford Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Three Cover Debuts [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgSetlist: Spafford | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT | 10/3/2017Set One: Lonely, The Postman, Leave The Light On, Slip And SquanderSet Two: Todd’s Tots, All My Friends, Walls, Electric Taco StandEncore: Learning To Fly*, Breakdown*, You Don’t Know How It Feels*Notes: * Tom Petty cover, First time played [Audio: Mike D (VT)][Photo: Bill McAlaine] Last night, the jam-band rising stars of Spafford continued their extensive fall tour, hitting the Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday as they continue to work their way across New England. For their show at the Higher Ground yesterday, Spafford put together a special setlist, with the Arizona-born band treating the crowd to a show with each set containing only four songs. Following this jam-heavy performance, Spafford returned with three debut covers honoring Tom Petty, the iconic rock star who died on Monday at the age of 66.Mike Gordon Covers Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” In Michigan [Video]Petty’s death made waves within the music community, as he’s largely considered to be one of the greatest songwriters of the past half-century. To honor Tom Petty, Spafford opened their encore with “Learning To Fly,” a number off Petty’s 1991 Into the Great Wide Open that was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. From there, the group laid into a cover of “Breakdown”, the first single off of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut album from 1976, which launched Petty into the mainstream and kick-started his career as cultural icons. To close out the show and their tribute encore, Spafford closed their show at the Higher Ground with “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, the lead single off of 1994’s Wildflowers.Watch Emotional Footage From Tom Petty’s Final Live Show At Hollywood Bowl, 7 Days Before His DeathYou can check out the setlist from Spafford’s show at the Higher Ground last night, plus check out video of Spafford’s rendition of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and full audio of Tuesday’s show below.last_img read more