first_imgOn Monday night, the current lineup of Leftover Salmon played an hour and a half set of all of the songs from their newest album, Something Higher, to a packed audience of Salmon faithful at Bowery Electric in New York City. Tickets went on sale months in advance and sold out quickly. With newest members Alwyn Robinson on drums and Erik Deutsch on keys, the current lineup really brings the mountains of Colorado to the city of New York (both Robinson and Deutsch are from Brooklyn!).Leftover Salmon likes to define their sound as “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass”, though last night’s show sounded more like “Polyethnic Psychedelic Jamgrass”, and much of that has to do with the addition of Deutsch on keys. The show opened with Vince playing Drew’s electric guitar while Drew played Vince’s acoustic. At the conclusion of that song, “Places”, they switched back to their normal places and instruments, with Vince proclaiming, “That was weird!”The band played the new album basically in order, and some of the standout tracks were “Show Me Something Higher”, “Analog”, and “Astral Traveler”, an homage to fallen legend Col. Bruce Hampton, as well as “Foreign Fields”, a song penned and sung by Alwyn Robinson. Longtime member Drew Emmitt and newer addition Andy Thorn stood out on electric guitar/mandolin and banjo/electric banjo, respectively.The new album from Leftover Salmon is great, especially for fans of jam, bluegrass, or slamgrass. It’s great to see that they can update their sound and style, yet still stay true to their roots. For anyone looking to catch them this summer, they can be seen: tonight (5/8) at Brooklyn Bowl; 5/26 at Summer Camp Music Festival; 7/20 at Peach Music Festival.You can order Something Higher here.last_img read more

first_imgPassengers scheduled on a Delta flight from Orlando to Atlanta eventually got to their destination on Sunday following a lengthy delay.A woman with no ID, ticket, or boarding pass somehow managed to slip past security and get on the plane.When confronted by Delta employees, the woman refused to leave the seat, telling them, “I’m not moving.” Only after the police were called, was she removed from onboard.The airline apologized for the three-hour delay on its Orlando-Atlanta flight.The woman was taken off the plane, and officials screened all passengers again. Delta says it’s working with law enforcement and with the TSA on their investigation. How do you think this stowaway got onboard?last_img read more

first_imgDave McLellan knows a thing of two about coaching, having skippered teams at both BC Junior A and Junior B levels as well as overseas.However, the 48-year-old coach from Surrey had better reach long and hard into his coaching bag of tricks as the latest candidate to lead the Nelson Leafs hockey club is getting a late, and we mean late, start on the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.“I’m really apprehensive about (getting the job so late),” McLellan said from his Surrey home, “I mean, coaches really want to start recruiting back in March, April, May . . . at the latest.“This is a bigger challenge to recruit properly at this late stage (of the offseason).”McLellan comes to the Leafs after Nelson’s top candidate to replace former coach and GM, Frank Maida, Matt Hughes, decided to dump the Leafs for another job in July.Hughes, who won the job over McLellan and two other candidates, decided to take a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.To say the Leafs were in panic mode after Hughes informed the team would be the understatement of the brief KIJHL season.However, McLellan is confident he has the tools, and contacts, to find the right players when Nelson opens training camp at the end of August.“I’m not really that worried,” said McLellan. “Having been a BCHL coach you need to have a strong recruiting network, and I have that. I used the same recruiting network in the PJHL (Pacific Junior Hockey League) to attract players to a very solid program.”“I’ve already started that process and believe I have three or four very different players who have signed up to come to main camp already so the process is going,” McLellan added. McLellan has extensive history in coaching and teaching the basics fundamentals of the game. The father of one was with the Burnaby (now Coquitlam) Express from April 2005 to February 2010, heading the coaching staff in 2007.He then coached the Delta Ice Hawks for two seasons where he took the franchise to the PJHL title in 2012.Last season McLellan, who also owns Top Shelf Hockey, stepped back into the Minor Hockey ranks in North Vancouver after a job with the Surrey Eagles fell through, coaching the Midget A squad to the final four of the provincials.“One of my biggest hurdles I face is getting in touch with existing, returning players which I don’t have a full grasp on yet, but I’ll have to deal with that,” explained McLellan, who spent the past few weeks taking a team of 14-year-olds from Vancouver on a hockey trip to China.“I think it will be a slower process selecting this team. I’ll have to be careful making commitments to players, which will be a little bit different process will take place to build a team for this year.”Leafs open camp August 29 at the NDCC Arena.McLellan is hopeful to have enough players to fill three, if not, four teams for main camp.First exhibition game for Nelson is Wednesday, September 3 in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson travels to Creston Friday September 5 before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m..Nelson concludes the preseason Sunday, September 7 against Beaver Valley at home.Nelson opens the regular season at home, Friday, September 12 against the same Nitehawks.But why, after being shunned during the final round of interviews, would a coach of McLellan’s experience decide to give the Leafs a second chance?“The big thing that attracted me was the history of the Leafs,” answered McLellan, already in the Heritage City to begin his new job.“To be quite frank there a many teams in the KIJHL I wouldn’t have applied for the job. But this job is about the town of Nelson and the history of the Leafs, which is run more like a Junior A franchise so that was a big thing that prompted my application.”last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–Nick Alexander’s classy homebred Enola Gray showed her customary early zip and went on to an authoritative 3 ¼ length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, the first of five stakes restricted to horses bred or sired in California that are Golden State Series eligible.  Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old Grazen filly got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.10.Breaking from post position two in a field of eight older fillies and mares, Enola Gray sat just outside of eventual third place finisher Desert Steel down the hill through splits of 21.55, 43.04 and 1:05.86.  Head and head at the dirt crossing three sixteenths of a mile from home, Enola Gray asserted her superiority leaving the sixteenth pole and won in-hand.“I had a beautiful trip,” said Baze.  “She’s an unbelievable filly.  Once I put Bejarano away (aboard Desert Steel) it was pretty much over from there and I just kept her attention.”Off at 3-5, Enola Gray paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10.  A winner of the California Distaff Handicap down the hill three starts back, she is now unbeaten in two starts over the unique hillside layout.  Enola Gray, who was most recently third in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, now has five wins (four of them stakes) from eight starts.  With the winner’s share of $90,000, she now has earnings of $449,100.“I really, truly believe the sky’s the limit with this filly,” said D’Amato.  “We’re going to plan to stretch her out later on in the year, and then I think she’ll be even more effective.”Alexander, a longtime owner/breeder in California who is well known to millions of Southlanders through his Nick Alexander Imports radio commercials (“Nick Can’t Say No”) is now chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) as well.“She’s a neat horse, she really is,” said Alexander.  “Her dam (Unsung Heroine, by More Than Ready) had not had anything worth a darn before that.  Everyone that gets on her says that you can’t even feel her hit the ground.  She just has one of those big, long strides.  She’s a sweetheart.”Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Smoove It flew from off the pace to nip Desert Steel by a head for the place.  Off at 5-1, she paid $4.20 and $3.00.Desert Steel finished a nose in front of Cuddle Alert and paid $2.60 to show. HEAVILY FAVORED, ALEXANDER HOMEBRED PERFECT IN TWO STARTS DOWN HILLSIDElast_img read more

first_img20 March 2014 More work needs to be done to grow small businesses in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said at the second annual South African Premier Business Awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. The awards, which acknowledge excellence across all sectors of South African business, are organised by the Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African. Zuma told delegates at the glittering ceremony that, in its next five-year term, the government would place greater focus on small businesses, “as these are the engines of job creation. Informal traders and entrepreneurs must be able to develop their small businesses into larger businesses through support mechanisms and an enabling environment.” He said that, through its discussions with business, the government had been sensitised to the need to improve the ease of doing business in the country, and the relevant departments had been instructed to work to create a more business-friendly environment. Zuma also emphasised the need for business and labour to promote workplace stability in the country. “We are pleased that labour relations appear to be conducted in a more stable manner compared to the turbulence of the year 2012, during which we experienced a tragic loss of life and violence in areas such as Marikana,” he said. The awards saw companies ranging from electricity parastatal Eskom to small businesses competing in 13 categories. Among the winners of the night were the Clover Mama Afrika Trust, which won the Rural Development Award, and SAAB Grintek Defence, which took home the Exporter Award. Sam Motsuenyane, former president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce (Nafcoc) and founding chairman of the African Bank, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role in the development of black business in the country. “I want to thank government for the positive economic black business policy that they brought into existence after taking over power,” the 87-year-old Motsuenyane said on receiving his award. “A lot of positive things have been done and achieved, but I must tell the President tonight that we still have a long way to go. We need to create as fast as we can a society of black entrepreneurs to participate in nation building.” The inaugural winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, business mogul Richard Maponya, Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng were among those who attended the awards ceremony. Source: read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fall corn and soybean harvest for the U.S. and Ohio as of early October continues to lag behind past years. As of Oct. 8, the U.S. corn harvest was 22% complete and the U.S. soybean harvest was 36% done. The Ohio corn harvest was only 13% while the Ohio soybean harvest was 45% done. Ohio rains that fell during October 6 to 8 were major as rainfall totals ranged from 2 inches to nearly 3.5 inches for much of the state. The resulting harvest halt allowed for rest and the opportunity to complete those repairs, which had been on the back burner. The rains were enthusiastically welcomed by those producers who had been able to plant wheat in early October and then saw emergence quickly take place.The mood among producers quickly shifted once soils dried out and harvest was underway again. It is now mid-October and daylight hours are shrinking with the passage of each day. The morning sun does finally come but there are hours of dew to burn off before soybean harvest can even begin. It is no longer the pre-season scrimmage game in basketball for example, with months of games yet to follow. It is now the beginning of the fourth quarter. The full court press is on to win the game, completing corn and soybean harvest as quickly and efficiently as possible.As producers once again returned to the game in clean uniforms there was frustration with corn harvest as moisture levels often rose 2% to 4% following the early October rains. Soybeans yet to be harvested also brought on additional stress. The fear of rain soaked soybean pods swelling and then splitting open, dumping soybeans onto the ground before the combine ever showed up, was huge and ever present.The Oct. 12 USDA Supply and Demand Report put brought a much welcomed uptick to the mood of producers as the recent bearish reports were almost forgotten. Heavy emphasis on “almost.” USDA lowered the U.S. soybean yield to 49.5 bushels per acre. It was 49.9 last month. While USDA lowered the soybean yield, they did increase harvested acres. Soybean production was estimated at 4.431 billion bushels, unchanged from September. No one was really surprised to see soybean acres increase. In the bullish surprise for the day, USDA lowered the 2017-18 ending stocks of soybeans to 430 million bushels, down 45 million bushels from the September report. Soybeans on report day were up 26 cents. In addition, some are suggesting China’s imports of soybeans with USDA’s projection of 95 million tons is too low. Other non-related news that same week revealed that China rejected several boats of soybeans imported from Brazil due to poor quality. Some thought those soybeans originated from silo bags in Brazil that could prompt more soybeans to instead come from the U.S.The U.S. corn yield was estimated at 171.8 bushels per acre, up from the September yield of 169.9. The corn numbers were bearish, resulting in corn moving even lower following the noon report. However, corn did not decline 10 to 15 cents that day on bearish news as seen with previous bearish reports. Instead, soybeans pulled corn 3 cents higher as corn sellers wondered what happened. The technical picture had the corn chart making a new contract low with report day posting a key reversal higher for corn. Old-timer chart followers will suggest that seeing friendly price action on negative news negates the negative news.World ending stocks for corn and soybean declined while world ending stocks of wheat increased. Those pesky Russians are once again to blame as they had record wheat production this year. It is well known that they desire to become the world’s largest exporter of wheat. Weeks ago they floated the idea of reducing rail rates to move wheat from production areas into export silos. Details are still sketchy as to whether they will push rail rates for other grains higher in order to get record quantities of wheat moved into exportable positions. This story is still being written.last_img read more

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “It’s not about scoring this playoffs because the defense will tighten up here,” said Paul Lee. “You really have to work hard and be willing to do the little things to get the win.”The star guard has been living up to that, crashing the boards and proving to be as lethal on the defensive end as he is on offense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLee grabbed 13 rebounds to pair up with his 14 points as he emerged as one of the key cogs in Magnolia’s fightback from 20 points down and score the 86-79 quarterfinal victory over GlobalPort on Tuesday.As expected, no playoff game will be a walk in the park and the Batang Pier gave the Hotshots all they could handle, jumping on the listless two-seed to grab the early 6-26 deficit. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus UAAP Volleyball: Ateneo recovers, stops FEU’s winning run Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH However, Lee lauded his side’s resolve in the comeback as it gave Magnolia a big test it passed with flying colors ahead of the bigger wars.“We showed character and that’s big for us here in the playoffs because we showed no panic,” he said. “We held on to each other until we’re able to get back in the game.”The win gave the Hotshots all the momentum they need as they turn their attention to the semifinals, where they await the winner of the NLEX-Alaska series.Make no mistake, though. May it be the Road Warriors or the Aces, Lee said that the Hotshots are willing to take on all comers in their quest to return to the championship dance.“We already have the experience as a group. We’ve been here before, we’re happy to get back in the semis, but this is not our end goal,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith stakes higher than ever, Magnolia knows that making a deep run in to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup means doing thing that are not usually part of the roles of the players. For those tasked to deliver in offense, that means working just as hard, or even harder, on the other end.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s about time we move past the semis.” LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Brief Scores: India (324/4) beat New Zealand (234) by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Bracewell (57), Kuldeep (4/45), Bhuvneshwar (2/42). FULL SCORECARDFormer India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin was all praise for the Indian team after their yet another clinical performance against New Zealand in the second one day international at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.India thrashed New Zealand by 90 runs in the match to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal one again joined forces to trouble the opposition batsmen.Kuldeep and Chahal took six wickets between them to rattle New Zealand’s chase of 325 runs at the Bay Oval. Kuldeep finished with 4 for 45 while Chahal ended with 2 for 52.India, who won the toss and opted to bat, rode on man-of-the-match Rohit Sharma (87), Shikhar Dhawan (66) fifties to post 324 for four. Captain Virat Kohli scored a valuable 43 while Ambati Rayudu hit 47 before MS Dhoni blasted an unbeaten 48 off 33 balls. Kedar Jadhav one again proved his worth with some lusty blows in his 10-ball 22 not out to help India to a challenging total.”It was yet another dominant performance by the Indian team, especially spinners. No doubt, Doug Bracewell batted well, played the way he naturally does. But the top order also needed to play their natural game. Until you find ways to read Kuldeep and Chahal, you will not succeed. It’s still easier to play a finger spinner but very difficult to bat against wrist spinners,” Azhar told Sports Tak on Saturday.advertisement”We have a very good team and it has been performing this way for the last 4-5 years now. Not just one day, we have a very good side across formats. The standard of other teams may have gone down a little but we have just gone from strength-to-strength. Whoever will compete with us, the result will be same,” he added.Virat Kohli will be going on a break after the third ODI. He has also been rested for the three-match Twenty20 International series in New Zealand. In Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the remaining two ODIs and the T20s.”Virat Kohli also needs rest. He has been playing continuously for a long time now. He is scoring runs consistently and is also a very active fielder, so it’s good that he is getting a rest,” Azhar said.Former India cricketer Aakaash Chopra termed New Zealand’s middle order technically and temperamentally “weak”.”We expected New Zealand to give a tough fight to India in the series. But India have been pretty dominant so far. This Indian performance has come in the absence of two key players in Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. We have two top-class wrist spinners who don’t need any help from the pitch. The pitch at Mount Maunganui was very flat. But if you fail to read a spinner from his hands, it becomes difficult for a batsman to play. This New Zealand middle order looks technically and temperamentally weak,” Chopra said.The third ODI between India and New Zealand will once again be played in Mount Maunganui on Monday before the two teams travel to Hamilton for the fourth match of the series on Thursday, January 31. The fifth ODI will be played in Wellington on February 3.Also Read | Good that lot of guys are competing for one all-rounder’s slot: Kedar JadhavAlso Read | Feeling good: Rohit Sharma after match-winning knock vs New Zealand in 2nd ODIAlso Read | Fearless cricket paid off, says Virat Kohli after India destroy New ZealandAlso Read | Kane Williamson frustrated and gutted after New Zealand lose to India againlast_img read more

first_imgWTF ‘Did you not have a TV last year?’ – Mendy unhappy with FIFA 18 rating Last updated 2 years ago 19:13 15/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Benjamin Mendy Getty WTF Watford v Manchester City Watford Manchester City Premier League Given a rating of just 78 for the forthcoming title, the Manchester City and France left-back is not happy It must be like exam results day for footballers as they discover their FIFA 18 rankings. Some are left delighted, some disappointed and some downright dumbfounded.Among the latter group is Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, who was given a 78 for the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Mendy, who became the world’s most expensive defender in the summer when he moved to the Etihad Stadium from Monaco for a fee of around €60m, played a starring role as the French side won Ligue 1 and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.He has made a promising start to life in England, winning over City fans both on and off the field.His contributions on social media have been particularly warmly greeted by Citizens fans, and his outburst at EA has proven one of the most popular.Ahaha you dont have TV last year @EASPORTSFIFA ?? 78 really ?!! — Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 14, 2017 “Ahaha you don’t have TV last year @EASPORTSFIFA?? 78 really?!!” the France international star questioned.Michy Batshuayi, who also complained about his rating, invited Mendy to join #TeamUpgrade. “Tell them, brother,” the Chelsea man said.Ahahah dis leur freroooooo #TeamUpgrade — Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) September 14, 2017 Mendy will be hoping for a significant jump with the ratings refresh, which normally takes place after the January transfer window.last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ONE Liner giants Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) have expanded their partnership in the Asia-South America trade lane with a new service.The service will connect Asia with the east coast of South America, calling major ports in Korea, China, Singapore, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and South Africa.It is scheduled to start in the second week of December, launching from Pusan.“The new product offers market leading transit times, reliable on-time service between Asia and the east coast of South America and enhanced inbound coverage for Santa Catarina state,” ONE said announcing the service.Since launching in April this year, ONE has been pretty busy in fine-tuning its services and has not shied away from cooperation with liner counterparts.Specifically, the latest cooperation is being announced just one month after ONE joined forces with Hapag-Lloyd on provision of feeder services. The cooperation covers specific Intra-Europe and Intra-Asia feeder trade lanes.Back in September, the two liners, together with Yang Ming, teamed up with CMA CGM, COSCO, OOCL to enhance their Mediterranean-US East Coast service.Under the agreement, the parties said they would improve their AL6 (Atlantic 6) service, by combining their assets into one larger loop with a deployment of six 8,000-TEU vessels.last_img read more