Dave Matthews Discusses Charitable Work & Retirement Plans On ‘CBS This Morning’ [Watch]

first_imgOn a recent episode of CBS This Morning, host John Dickerson visited Dave Matthews in his hometown of Charlottesville, VA to discuss an array of intriguing topics, including those that hit-home with the South African-born rockstar. Matthews yields an undeniable strength in bringing people together, and Dave Matthews Band has made a habit of giving away its good fortune. The band recently committed $5,000,000 to reimagine public housing in Charlottesville, including fixing up an apartment building downtown. Dave and his bandmates plan to replace every public housing unit in the city of Charlottesville, all 376 of them.Dickerson began the interview by discussing Charlottesville being hit in the face with racism and white supremacists in the summer of 2017. He asked, “How did that make you feel?” as Matthews explained:I don’t know if it’s an irony, but I was in South Africa with family when this happened. (Chokes up and takes a moment to recompose himself) My friend gave me a call and said, ‘I Just think I witnessed a murder, I think I’ve just witnessed a hate crime.’ It’s very hard when you look at what happened in this town, the destruction of a beautiful possibility. It broke my heart to see this happen, but I do think that we can make some beautiful progress out of that.Dickerson continued, “Where did this all come from?” in which Matthews responded:Good luck. I’ve been incredibly lucky. My mom is an extremely generous soul, and I’ve been lucky enough to grow up around generous people. It feels like I already have too much, so it’s such an opportunity to feel better and give something away. I always try to give money to people who have their hands out or a little cardboard sign, because I think, ‘I could be sitting myself right there if I weren’t so lucky.’ People always remind me that they’re probably going to spend that on booze, and I respond, ‘So…?’ That’s what I would probably spend it on. Go get a beer, go get a sandwich, or get a sandwich and a beer. It’s not up to me, but that temporary solution is fine until we figure out a more sustainable solution. I will buy that person a beer because I can afford to buy them a beer. I will then try to find a way for that person to not have to sit on the street with dirty socks on.When asked, “Explain to me the joy in playing music?” Matthews responded:When it’s perfect it’s like being lifted out of your body, and not being there anymore. It feels so good.Dickerson finished off the segment by asking, “Are you going to be touring until they pull your boots off? in which Matthews responded:I don’t know, I have no idea. I dream about going and living in a hut in Kenya, and growing my facial hair. I always think about something else. Maybe I’ll go into a room and paint pictures until I die. I always think about what else I wanna do, but I feel very grateful for being able to make a noise with people that want to make a noise. I don’t have any immediate plans to stop doing this, because it’s a beautiful opportunity.Watch the full four-part CBS This Morning segment below:Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 1)[Video: CBS This Morning]Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 2)[Video: CBS This Morning]Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 3)[Video: CBS This Morning]Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 4)[Video: CBS This Morning][H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Rep. Lee Zeldin Joins Tea Party’s Ted Cruz to Bash Obama Over Israel

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York East End freshman Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has written a joint letter with Tea Party ultra-conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to slam President Obama for letting his former campaign field director get involved with Israel’s upcoming elections.Signed by both men, the Jan. 29 letter criticizes the role of Jeremy Bird, who worked on both Obama’s successful presidential campaigns, for helping organizers of V15 or “Victory 2015” in their fight to replace Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, the right-wing leader of the Likud government. The two politicians also sought to make an issue of V15’s partnership with OneVoice, a nonprofit group that twice got grants from the U.S. Department of State last year. In a recent article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, cited by Cruz and Zeldin, Bird was mentioned for having brought in a research team that “has really ignited sparks” in V15’s effort.“Of course private American citizens are free to engage in political activities according to their inclinations,” write Zeldin and Cruz, “but given the overtly partisan nature of this particular case, we are deeply concerned by the relationship that also exists between OneVoice and the U.S. Department of State.”Titled “Has President Obama Launched a Political Campaign Against Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu,” this letter marks the first time Zeldin has signed on with a senator to weigh in on a hot-button issue. Cruz may not be a household name on Long Island because he did not appear with Zeldin as he campaigned in the East End’s First District. But as long-time political observer Elizabeth Drew wrote recently in The New York Review of Books, “Ted Cruz has set himself up as the leader of the handful of Tea Party members in the Senate but he also brought pressure on House members last year to back the government shutdown.”Cruz and Zeldin, the only Jewish Republican in the House, are calling upon Secretary of State John Kerry to make “a thorough investigation.” They say they’re worried that U.S. taxpayer funds “are being used to directly shape the outcome of the upcoming Israeli election—and specifically to campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu—something all would agree would be highly inappropriate.”But when Republican House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress next month, weeks before the Israeli election on March 17—and did so without informing the White House or the State Department—the administration and Democrats on Capitol Hill were quick to call it a direct interference in that country’s election. They pointed out that the surreptitious invitation was orchestrated by the current Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer, a former Republican political operative, born in America, who is so close to Netanyahu that he is known as “Bibi’s brain,” according to The New York Times. Dermer cut his teeth in GOP politics starting in 1994 during the Republican takeover of Congress under Rep. Newt Gingrich.In the November elections, Zeldin, a major in the Army Reserve who served in Iraq, rode a nationwide Republican wave to victory over six-term incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) by a margin of 54 percent to 45 percent. In 2008, when the two men first ran against each other, Bishop handily defeated Zeldin 58 percent to 42 percent, but that was a presidential election year when turnout was high, especially for Democrats.In the 2014 mid-terms, only 28.8 percent of the eligible population voted in New York—the fourth lowest in the country in a year that saw the lowest voter turnout in 70 years, according to The New York Times—when Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on the top of the ballot running for re-election. Cuomo, a lifelong Democrat, apparently had very short coattails. By contrast, Zeldin may have benefited in his race from Speaker Boehner, who made two campaign appearances for him: a fundraiser in Bridgehampton and another in Farmingville.Maybe when Zeldin’s up for re-election in 2016, some observers wonder, he’ll be spending time on the campaign trail with Cruz.last_img read more

Ruter, Zevenbergen race to 2K wins on Kossuth County’s Veterans’ Night

first_imgRyan Ruter scored the $2,000 checkers along with a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Kossuth County’s Veterans’ Night event. (Photo by Chad Meyer)ALGONA, Iowa (July 26) – The crowd at Kossuth County Speedway thanked the men and women who have served in our military, then applauded $2,000 feature winners Ryan Ruter and Elijah Zevenbergen during the Thursday Veterans’ Night event.Ruter was running third and in the right place to capitalize when Kyle Strickler and Jeremy Mills tangled up front in the IMCA Modified main.He led to the finish, running the top line and taking the checkers ahead of Wehrs Dash at the Clash winner Kelly Shryock, Ethan Dotson, Rob Hughes and Nick Meyer.Ruter had taken the initial green flag from the fifth spot, Shryock from ninth.“There were a lot of good cars there. It was a fun race, for sure,” Ruter said following the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying win. “The track was really good and we got to take home the big payday.”Forty-nine IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars in all vied at Algona and Zevenbergen led that main event most of the way despite the best efforts of Derek Green and Kyle Frederick.Elijah Zevenbergen prevailed over a stellar field in collecting the $2,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win on Veterans’ Night at Kossuth County Speedway. (Photo by Chad Meyer)Zevenbergen had passed Green for the front spot early on, then navigated lapped traffic before a restart with four to go put the rest of the field on his back bumper.“It was a top of the line field for sure. A lot of the best guys out there were here tonight,” he said. “I won, but not by much.”Green ended in second while Frederick, who had pulled alongside Zevenbergen a couple times, was third. Thirteenth starting Curt Lund and 15th starting Damon Murty were next across the stripe.Murty had won his ‘B’ feature in making the grid.Other feature winners Thursday were Cody Nielsen, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Colby Fett, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, and Jay DeVries, Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan Ruter; 2. Kelly Shryock; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Rob Hughes; 5. Nick Meyer; 6. Tad Reutzel; 7. Eric Elliott; 8. Cody Knecht; 9. Ben Schultze; 10. Scott Anderson; 11. Mat Hollerich; 12. Ben Kraus; 13. Todd Stinehart; 14. Stacey Mills; 15. Jeff Feaster; 16. Kyle Strickler; 17. Josh Ruby; 18. Lyle Sathoff; 19. Loren Pesicka Jr.; 20. Jeremy Mills.Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Derek Green; 3. Kyle Frederick; 4. Curt Lund; 5. Damon Murty; 6. Abe Huls; 7. Dustin Larson; 8. Randy Brands; 9. Calvin Lange; 10. Brandon Czarapata; 11. Andy Altenburg; 12. Luke Sathoff; 13. Dan Mackenthun; 14. John Wiemann; 15. Jarod Weepie; 16. Mel Elsberry; 17. Craig Berhow; 18. Rick Mees; 19. Bruce Wickman; 20. David Wickman; 21. Kevin Opheim; 22. Dusty Van Horn; 23. Jeff Mueller; 24. Shawn Wagner; 25. Jeff Larson; 26. Jesse Ely; 27. Kyle Vanover; 28. Jake Masters; 29. Chad Palmer; 30. Dan Hanselman.last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers GMs through the years

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error 1998Tommy Lasorda (interim)1999-2001Kevin Malone2001Dave Wallace (interim)2002-03Dan Evans2004-05Paul DePodesta (One National League West title)2006-2014Ned Colletti (Five National League West titles) Fresco Thompson1969-87Al Campanis (Six National League West titles, four National League pennants, one World Series title)1987-98Fred Claire (Three National League West titles, one National League pennant, one World Series title)center_img Here’s a list of Dodgers general managers since the team moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958:1958-68Buzzie Bavasi (Four National League pennants, three World Series titles)1968last_img