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first_imgTo honor their 20th anniversary and the release of it’s not us, Umphrey’s McGee will hit New York City for a three-night run at the Beacon Theatre from January 19th through 21st, 2018. In addition to these highly anticipated shows, Live For Live Music is presenting two official after-shows featuring members of Umphrey’s as well as longtime collaborators of the band. Following the run opening performance on January 19th, Umphrey’s own Ryan Stasik and Joel Cummins will team up with Matt Jalbert and Isaac Teel of TAUK for a very special “Tauking McGee” show at the Highline Ballroom.Ryan Stasik & Joel Cummins To Replace Brownie & Magner For Show With TAUK MembersThe second after-party on January 20th will showcase a one-off super jam formed by DJ and longtime Umphrey’s McGee pal Wyllys. Dubbed “The Will To Live,” the band will find Rob Compa from Dopapod leading the charge on guitar, while Mike “Maz” Maher from Snarky Puppy lays down his impressive trumpet skills. Those familiar with Wyllys’ NY Hustler Ensemble will recognize three alumni: former Trey Anastasio Band & New York Hieroglyphics man Peter Apfelbaum will be on percussion for the evening, while guitarist Chris Cartelli from Newton Crosby and keyboardist Zac Lasher from U-Melt will round out the all-star cast.Wyllys Taps TAB, Dopapod, & Snarky Puppy Members For Umphrey’s McGee Afterparty[Photo: Joshua Timmermans] Umphrey’s McGee has confirmed their plans to broadcast live streams for first three nights of their it’s not us Tour. The tour kicks off tonight (January 11th) at Studio AE in Pittsburgh before making a two-night stop at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th.The upcoming shows tonight through Saturday will be webcast with HD video and soundboard audio via TourGigs. Fans will also be able to replay the webcasts they purchase for two full weeks following the shows. All three webcasts, as well as a three-night bundle, can be purchased here.Umphrey’s McGee’s latest tour finds them on the road in support of their newest album, it’s not us, which is slated for release this Friday, January 12th. After this weekend, the band will head to Chicago and then New York City, where they will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a three-night run at the Beacon Theatre.last_img read more

first_imgTamica Jeffers, 33, of Dillsboro was arrested after allegedly overdosing at a McDonald’s in Ohio.A Dillsboro woman accused of overdosing on heroin with her husband at a McDonald’s in Ohio is scheduled to appear in court Monday.33-year-old Tamica Jeffers is facing child endangerment charges in Hamilton County which stem from an incident March 9.Her trial follows the conviction of her husband, 37-year-old Robert Palmer on March 28. He was found guilty of child endangerment and sentencing is scheduled for next Monday.Police say Jeffers and Palmer were found unresponsive in the restaurant and needed life-threatening treatment while their two children, a 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy, were with them. Authorities claim the couple admitted to using heroin.last_img read more

first_img From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the sale of AC Milan, a new MLS team and a bizarre transfer deal from Turkey.____________________Becks launches plans for Miami expansionFormer England captain, David Beckham has launched his plan to form a Major League Soccer side in Miami.The team, which will be formed after Beckham utilised an option in his 2014 contract with LA Galaxy allowing him buy an MLS expansion franchise will play its home games in front of a 25,000 seater stadium.The former Manchester United player optimistically stated: “I’m excited to bring this great team to this great city – it has been a hell of a journey, I promise you the team we will bring into the league will be the best team.”The MLS is continually expanding with Los Angeles FC’s presence bringing the total number of teams to 23. Additionally, Nashville will also gain an extra franchise later in the year. Beckham’s plans won’t come without challenges, the 42 year old’s franchise will be the first Miami based football side since the unsuccessful Miami Fusion went under in 2001. 21st Club to oversee Evolution of Aussie top flight The Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced a partnership with 21st Club, a leading international football management software developer and consultancy business. 21st Club will support all 10 Hyundai A-League clubs in the management of their salary cap requirements and provide support in strategic squad planning. The partnership will see 21st Club adapt Evolution – their platform that helps clubs manage their player costs, strategically plan the player pipeline and analyse the impact of future scenarios, in addition to rationalising processes across the clubs – to better support the league to monitor compliance with regulations. Questions to answer over Milan sale?  A daily Italian newspaper has reported that former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi is facing questions over his sale of AC Milan to Chinese entrepreneur, Li Yonghong, for €740 million last April.The questions, which related to possible money laundering in the lucrative sale last year prompted senior Milan public prosecutor, Francesco Greco to hastily issue a statement outlining that there was no enquiry of this nature “at the moment.” The accusations come amid a backdrop of a Serie A revival for Milan, under the tenure of iconic manager Gennaro Gattuso, as well as an impending Italian election, in which Berlusconi is unable to run after a 2013 conviction for tax fraud. Uncertainty at the top of Italian football Turmoil at the top of Italian football continues as the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI),  further postponed the election of a new Italian Football Federation President (FIGC) by three months.In a statement to the Italian media, CONI president Giovanni Malago stated: “I hope that there is an awareness on the part of the three candidates so that the election does not take place, I wish it as do 90 percent of Italians.“For now the assembly is convened. But the candidates have acknowledged the difficulties and are considering with their supporters the path to take.”He added: “none of the candidates can count on the vast majority that everyone considers indispensable for the revival of Italian football and there is the risk that the new president does not even have a simple majority in the Federal Council.”Cryptospor: Turkish youngster is new kid on the Blockchain A Turkish club has completed the country’s first ever transfer using Bitcoin, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Tuesday.Harunustaspor, a local amateur league club, reportedly signed 22-year old Omer Faruk Kiroglu for 2000 liras (£377.6) worth of Bitcoin and 2500 liras in cash, for a sum total of 4500 liras.Club chairman Haldun Sehit declared that the move was the first of its kind by a sports club in Turkey and worldwide. “We did it to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world. We are proud of this,” he was quoted as saying._________________The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. Click on the below banner for more information… StumbleUpon Submit Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 Related Articles LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Share GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business   July 30, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgInishowen Senator Padraig MacLochlainn has spoken out against Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to wear a shamrock poppy, calling it “intentionally disrespectful.”Over 200,000 Irish troops served in the British Army during World War One, although the true amount of people who served remains a mystery as official figures do not take into account Irish people who signed up as British. At least 35,000 Irish citizens perished during The Great War, which lasted between 1914 and 1918.On the week of November 11th each year, the Poppy Appeal aims to commemorate British armed forces. To commemorate the Irish who died during World War One, a shamrock poppy is worn. The symbol of the poppy however, is divisive, according to Senator MacLochlainn, as it serves to contribute to a binary ‘us’ and ‘them’ narrative.Instead of wearing a shamrock poppy, he says there should be a unique symbol specifically for the commemoration of the Irish who died in WW1- which does not include a poppy.In his previous role as Mayor of Buncrana, Senator MacLochlainn attended commemoration ceremonies in France and Belgium for the dead Irish alongside Unionist Mayors from across the border, with peace and reconciliation being at the heart of these trips.Remembering both Unionists and Republicans who died during WW1 serves to unite both communities, but by wearing the poppy, Senator MacLochlainn says, Varadkar creates a schism. “The poppy is a divisive symbol on the island of Ireland. It’s a mistake to conflate the memory of the thousands of soldiers with the poppy,” the Senator told Donegal Daily.“The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is very clear in its message that it is to support the British armed forces who served and continue to serve. However, large amounts of nationalists can’t wear the poppy because of the British army, the same army who were responsible for executing the 1916 leaders, the horrors of the black and tans.“There is unity on this issue of remembrance for both Unionists and Nationalists but to wear a poppy is to divide.“These soldiers went to war in good faith but the poppy is the wrong way to commemorate them. Straight away you’ve alienated a large section of Irish society by wearing a poppy. It’s an offensive symbol.“The remembrance of the Irish who died, both Unionist and Nationalist, is something that can unite us. But Varadkar has undermined this.” “It’s not something the Taoiseach should wear”As the Taoiseach, MacLochlainn says he should be mindful that he represents all people in Ireland – Republican and Unionist.“I don’t have any objections to people who want to wear the poppy – but the Office of the Taoiseach is to represent everyone in society, much like the President, they need to think about what they do. It’s not something the Taoiseach should wear, it was very selfish and it was wrong.”Senator MacLochlainn explains that it is different when individual TDs wear emblems such as Easter Lillies and Repeal jumpers as they do not represent Irish society; whereas the Office of the Taoiseach does.“As the Taoiseach of Ireland he is the co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement – how can he say he is adhering to those conditions when he is wearing a poppy on his chest? “I wear lilies, and Unionists wear poppies, some TDs wear Repeal jumpers, but the Taoiseach of the day is bigger than the person, so they must be careful. The same goes for the President.“I have never seen Varadkar wearing an Easter Lily – and I’d assume he hasn’t worn one so as not to offend.”Towards a common symbolHe reiterates that it is a Unionist’s choice to wear the poppy, much like it is a Republican’s choice to wear a lily.“No Irish Republican will ever wear a poppy, and I wouldn’t expect a Unionist to wear a lily.“I wouldn’t wear one because the poppy is associated with crimes and horror; from the present day right back to hundreds of years ago and the havoc wreaked across the world.“I sought to build peace around this issue. Varadkar’s choice was a mistake. It was intentionally disrespectful. It was disrespectful to those throughout Ireland who see it as representing the same armed forces who killed their loved ones, who oppressed their loved ones.”Senator MacLochlainn says that Derry native James McClean’s refusal to wear the emblem is “admirable” given the history of his home city, despite him playing for a British football team.“I salute James McClean as every year he takes a stand on this and that is deserving of huge admiration. Every year he refuses to wear one, and that takes a lot of courage. He comes from a city where people were killed in the streets by that army.”Instead, Senator MacLochlainn says an alternative solution would be to come up with a new symbol to remember the Irish who died in World War One, a symbol which does not contain a poppy and its connotations.“We could come up with something new to remember the tens of thousands who died during the War – we should come up with a symbol that isn’t divisive.“If he feels he needs to wear a symbol, we should come up with a new one, a different symbol. But that symbol is not the poppy and it never can be.“We can remember and commemorate without offending,” he concluded.Other TDs however, have supported Varadkar’s decision to wear the shamrock poppy.Health Minister Simon Harris told the Irish Times that he supports Varadkar’s decision, saying “I say fair play to Leo for doing it.”Senator slams Taoiseach’s “intentionally disrespectful” poppy was last modified: November 10th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daildonegalIrelandLEO VARADKARPadraig Mac Lochlainnpoppyshamrock poppylast_img read more