first_imgLast night, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros made a stop at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre, following a two-night run at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel. Weir worked through a number of Grateful Dead, Ratdog, and Bob Dylan tunes, while also inviting up a special guest to assist on bass.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros opened up the first set with “Hell In A Bucket”, before working through solid takes of “Mama Tried” and “Tennessee Jed”. Bob Weir appears to be on his “A” game this opening week of Wolf Bros inaugural tour, leading bandmates Don Was and Jay Lane with precision and infectious energy. Next, Wolf Bros worked through a pair of Ratdog tunes, “Even So” and “October Queen”, before dishing out the first Bob Dylan cover of the evening, “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. “Peggy-O” led way to a rocking rendition of “Deal”, with Weir nailing the Jerry Garcia tune’s lead vocals.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Deal” 10/20/2018[Video: Rich Saputo]Bob Weir & Wolf Bros returned, opening up the second set with “Good Morning, School Girl”, before throwing a curveball with a cover of Donovan’s 1966 hit “Sunshine Superman”. Next, Weir and company rolled through a dark and psychedelic rendition of “Dark Star”, before moving into another beloved Ratdog tune, “Two Djinn”.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Sunshine Superman” – 10/20/2018[Video: Rich Saputo]Bob Weir then invited up Australian bassist Tal Wilkenfeld to help out on another Bob Dylan cover, “All Along The Watchtower”. With two basses on stage, the four-piece added a sweet touch to the classic Dylan tune, as Wilkenfeld intently followed Weir’s every move. The second set’s final segment featured a roaring rendition of Weir’s “Throwing Stones”, before wrapping things up with “Days Between” and “Not Fade Away”. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”, the third and final Bob Dylan cover of the evening, served as the show’s encore, as Bob Weir & Wolf Bros invited Wilkenfeld back onstage to assist the trio on the tune.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Throwing Stones” > “Days Between” > “Not Fade Away” – 10/20/2018[Video: Chris Rhine]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ maiden voyage continues Tuesday, October 22nd at Portland, Oregon’s Keller Auditorium. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour, head to Weir’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour DatesSetlist: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros | Arlington Theatre | Santa Barbara, CA | 10/20/2018Set One: Hell in a Bucket, Mama Tried, Tennessee Jed, Even So, October Queen, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Peggy-O, DealSet Two: Good Morning, School Girl, Sunshine Superman, Dark Star, Two Djinn, All Along the Watchtower, Throwing Stones, Days Between, Not Fade AwayEncore: It’s All Over Now, Baby Bluelast_img read more

first_imgAs of Tuesday, more than 8.6 million applicants had registered to receive Rp 3.55 million in benefits. “We want the people who receive the preemployment card to not just be employees, but also entrepreneurs,” Denni, who formerly served as the President’s economic policy advisor, said in an online briefing on Wednesday.The government launched the program on April 11, earlier than the initial schedule in November, to assist people laid off or furloughed because of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, which had infected more than 9,500 people nationwide, as of Wednesday. The program is also aimed at helping owners of small businesses who have lost customers.As many as 2.2 million people have lost their jobs because of the economic downturn, according to Manpower Ministry data last updated on April 20. More than half are formal sector workers furloughed by 43,690 firms.Executive director of the Institute of Development for Economics and Finance (INDEF) Tauhid Ahmad said Wednesday the program should offer courses on skills related to the government’s priority industries, such as tourism, in line with the 2020–2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN). Many of the more than 20,000 recipients who have taken courses via Sisnaker, an online learning platform managed by the Manpower Ministry, have studied information technology.“The recipients might not know the needs in the labor market,” Tauhid said during the same online briefing, adding that the program management should evaluate the relevance of available courses.However, with most nonessential businesses shutting down their operations, laid-off and furloughed workers needed cash assistance more than access to subsidized online courses, said Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia research director Piter Abdullah.If eligible, the participants will each receive cash and training benefits worth Rp 3.55 million.  Of this, Rp 2.4 million will be disbursed as cash assistance over the course of four months after a recipient has completed a course. A further Rp 1 million is for training costs and the remaining Rp 150,000 is received for completing a survey.“I have seen myself that laid-off workers are not able to pay their mortgages or rent,” Piter said during the same online briefing. “If they continue living under such conditions, they will be forced to move out.”With increasing numbers of people out of work, many are struggling to even purchase food. Out of 500 households surveyed across the country, 35 percent reported a decrease in food consumption, said National Development Planning Agency deputy head of population and employment Pungky Sumadi, quoting a recent survey by J-PAL Southeast Asia.“Therefore, we have to adjust the framework of our social safety net programs to the people’s current needs,” Pungky said in a separate online briefing on Wednesday. “The changing framework also applies to the preemployment card program.”The government hoped the program could provide data on those vulnerable to falling into poverty, said program management chairman Rudy Salahuddin.With other social safety net programs such as the Family Hope Program and the staple food card, the government has collected data on the poorest 40 percent of the population. “This data is useful if we want to expand other social assistance programs in the future,” Rudy said during an online briefing Wednesday.Topics : Around 110,000 eligible recipients of the preemployment card, a government-funded unemployment benefit and skill training program, have completed their courses, entitling them to receive cash assistance, an official has said.The program management’s executive director, Denni Purbasari, said in Jakarta Wednesday that some of the most popular courses were on English, online business, barista skills, coffee shop management, interviewing and spreadsheet application Microsoft Excel. Such courses cost between Rp 24,000 (US$1.57) and more than Rp 1 million.As many as 223 training institutions are involved in the program, providing more than 2,000 courses on various subjects through eight online learning platforms, including Skill Academy, Bukalapak, Tokopedia and Sisnaker. Denni said her office planned to team up with more training institutions to “provide as many options as possible to the 5.6 million recipients”.last_img read more