The Wanee Music Festival Initial Lineup Has Been Revealed And It Is Glorious

first_imgThe lineup for the 2017 Wanee Music Festival is in! Taking place from April 20-22 at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, the festival has packed their lineup with a ton of jam scene favorites, including headliners Bob Weir, Widespread Panic and the Trey Anastasio Band.The performing artist lineup appeared on the Wanee website today, and features over a dozen exciting entries. Gov’t Mule, Dark Star Orchestra, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers (ft. Butch Trucks & Jaimoe), Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Leftover Salmon (performing the music of Neil Young), The Greyboy Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, Matisyahu, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu – Music of David Bowie & Prince, DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, The Marcus King Band, The Yeti Trio and Brothers and Sister Band are all featured on the 2017 lineup.You can head to the Wanee website for tickets and more information about their exciting festival!Update: It appears that the artist lineup posted on the Wanee website was actually an accidental leak, and has since been removed.last_img read more

Local OfficeMax Slated To Permanently Close By Mid-May

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) LAKEWOOD – OfficeMax located in the Chautauqua Mall has announced it will soon be closing it’s doors. Signs outside the building went up early last week stating the store will be closing. The store will be selling off its product, and will close by mid-May.Last year the company announced that it would be closing up to 90 Office Depot and OfficeMax stores as a result of a drop in sales revenue.This follows a growing list of other stores that have closed in recent years in the mall, including Bon-Ton, Sears, Payless Shoe Store, Hot Topic, and Aunti Annes. The company says they will continue to serve its local customers online.last_img read more

Sinclairs, Sukwah steer Lower Corentyne to 2019 Jaguars 50 Overs title

first_imgAN MVP performance from Junior Sinclair, led Lower Corentyne to a commanding 201-run win over Upper Corentyne, dethroning Essequibo, as they were crowned champions yesterday at the Young Warriors ground. Lower Corentyne piled up 366 for 9 thanks to the powerhouse batting order led by Adrian Sukwah, who scored a brilliant 98 before wicketkeeper Jason Sinclair stroked 56 with the younger Junior Sinclair scoring a classy 57.The run fest was too much for Upper Corentyne who could reach only 135-7, after playing with a shortened quota of players.The Veerasammy Permaul-led team were fearless throughout the tournament, handing  defending champions Essequibo their first loss in round 5 before gaining incredible momentum which played a key role in their win.Upper Corentyne opener Alex Algoo continued his fine form hitting a top score of 56 but he found little support as Sinclair returned to bag 4-39, putting a halt to the inevitable chase.Jason Sinclair was given the award for most dismissals in the tournament, ending with 20 dismissals to help his team secure another title within the ranks. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Company lets students bet on school for money

first_imgStudents now have a new incentive for making good grades through the online company Ultrinsic, a New York-based website offering an online betting forum for select college students.Betting on success – Goli Hiekali, a junior majoring in communication, studies at her desk. Students who do better in their classes might have a shot at earning money with Ultrinsic’s new program. Heather Lee | Daily TrojanUltrinsic provides students with the opportunity to place bets on their grades and to win money depending on the grades they earn. For example, if a student takes a math class and believes that he is capable of getting an A, the student would place a bet of $100 for the grade. The student would be required to pay an immediate down payment of $25. If he earns the A as projected, the student would receive the full $100, earning $75. However, if he does not achieve the A grade, Ultrinsic would then keep the $25 the student originally paid.Some students believe the program will help them work harder for their grades.“I think it’s a good motivator for good grades. Everyone wants more money,” said Lee J. Cotton, a junior majoring in communication. “If you’re pretty sure you’re going to get an A, it’s an easy way to get money.”Ultrinsic requires students to verify their grades by sending in their transcripts or providing official proof they acquired the grade they reported.Student Records Manager Jim Feigert said the university will not release a transcript to anyone without the student’s consent. Even though it is up to the student what they do with the transcript, Feigert said that gambling is frowned upon.“Your record is very private and very valuable,” Feigert said. “The university has a responsibility to maintain that security to that document … [Ultrinsic] sounds like a nice way of them coming up with an excuse to legitimize gambling. However, it is up to the student who receives their grades and records.”Steve Wolf, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ultrinsic, believes his business will revolutionize the way students approach school. Thirty-six universities from across the nation were chosen to participate in their program, including USC, New York University and University of Pennsylvania.Last year, approximately 600 students participated in the program from NYU and Penn.“We tried to get a broad spectrum of schools based on geography, academic excellence and sports teams,” Wolf said.Despite criticism from various organizations, Wolf discounts claims of gambling aimed at Ultrinsic.“I cannot think of a definition of gambling that defines us,” Wolf said. “Gambling is when you take on a financially risky transaction without any control over the outcome. Studying is inside the student’s control and it has more benefits than just the financial.”Yet, some students say the success of the program depends on the person who is making the bet.“In the beginning, the motivation is strong, but after a while it dies down. It depends if you have self-motivation,” said Kevin Fu, a freshman majoring in business administration, who said he would be willing to bet money on his grades.Feigert cautions students in regard to releasing their information to third parties and emphasizes that the university will not release any information independently.“By just allowing anybody in to access your information electronically, that opens up a whole floodgate of concerns for us,” Feigert said. “We aren’t going to let that be something that is automatically or easily done by a third party.”Ultrinsic has two approaches to garnering student participation: campus representatives and a referral program, in which a student can refer a friend and receive 5 percent of the money his friend wins. If the friend loses, then the student who originally referred the friend does not lose anything.“The only possibility that we would lose money is [if] the program is so motivational to students that they just do awesome,” Wolf said. “If that’s the case, we could make the program harder, but better than that, we would get funding from the government because then we’d be the solution to schooling.”last_img read more

Pharaohs Hit by Defensive Blow

first_img2017 Africa Cup of Nations Countdown… Egypt will have to do without key defender Rami Rabia in the upcoming African Nations Cup finals after he suffered a training ground injury on Christmas Day. Gabon Recall Sunderland’s NdongAfrican Nations Cup hosts Gabon restored Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong to their squad as they became the first country to name their final 23-man selection for next month’s finals.Ndong was kicked out last month after skipping training ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Mali but was named on Tuesday to take part in the January 14 to February 5 tournament.Gabon, who play the opening game against Guinea Bissau in Libreville, go into the finals having changed their coach.Former Spain manager Jose Antonio Camacho signed earlier this month to replace ex-Portugal international Jorge Costa. Tunisia Line Up Two Friendly MatchesTunisia’s national football team started training on Sunday for the African Cup of Nations which is set to kick off in Gabon on January 14th.The Carthage Eagles has lined up two friendly matches against the Catalonia and the Basque select sides in Spain.They north African nation will then host Uganda which qualified for the tournament for the first time since 1978 on January 4th in Tunis. “We can say that they (local players) are fairly stable, they play regularly, I choose the best, but for foreign players, maybe it will change. Some have lost their places in the clubs, they are not always playing or they rarely play,” said Tunisian national football team coach Henryk Kasperczak.The Tunisian team, which has had a successful run of ten matches without defeat, will play its final preparatory match against Egypt in Cairo on January 8, before flying out to Gabon on January 11.The Carthage eagles is placed in Group B in the tournament and will play its first match against Senegal on January 15, before facing its north African neighbour Algeria on January 19th and later Zimbabwe on January 23, 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram He will be out for six weeks with an ankle injury, said a statement from Al Ahly.It is expected to be a serious blow to coach Hector Cuper’s hopes for the Pharaohs at the tournament in Gabon, where they have a tough group with Ghana, Mali and Uganda.Rabia had just returned from a serious knee injury that kept him out of action for a long spell.He made two appearances after recovering from the knee injury – coming on as a late substitute in a 3-1 league win over Al Masry before playing the full 90 minutes against lower-tier Aluminum in the Egypt Cup last week.Fellow Ahly defender Ahmed Hegazy, who usually partners Rabia in the heart of Egypt’s defence, resumed training on Sunday after recovering from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a fortnight.Zaha, Bailly in Cote d’Ivoire SquadA cluster of Premier League stars including Eric Bailly and Wilfried Zaha was named on Wednesday in defending champions the Ivory Coast’s 24-player squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.Crystal Palace winger Zaha features in the list released by the team’s French manager Michel Dussuyer despite playing two games for England.But as those caps were both in friendlies the 24-year-old remains eligible to line up for the country of his birth.He made it plain to the Ivorian Football Federation in November that he wanted to play for Ivory Coast rather than the Three Lions of England.Missing from the squad for the tournament in Gabon starting on January 14 was the Elephant’s injured Chinese-based captain, Gervinho.Paris Saint-Germain defender, Serge Aurier, and Stoke City forward, Wilfried Bony also figured.The Ivory Coast warm up for the defence of their 2015 title with friendlies against Sweden and Uganda.At the Nations Cup, Ivory Coast and Togo meet on January 16 in the opening Group C match followed by Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocoo. Massa, Aucho Boost Cranes CampUganda captain Geoffrey Massa and his Baroka FC teammate Khalid Aucho have commenced training with the rest of the Cranes squad as they prepare for the upcoming 2017 Afcon.Massa, who turned out in Baroka’s 1-0 loss to African champions Mamelodi Sundowns last Thursday in Polokwane, and Aucho took part in the full training session. The duo arrived in Kampala last Friday but were given three days off, one more than the rest.US-based midfielder Mike Azira, who plies his trade for the Colorado Rapids, arrived on Monday night and did only a third of the session before doing a recovery session on his own.Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was visibly pleased with the arrival of the three professionals and said, “Azira is joining us from a different time zone and different climate so we tried to help him acclimatise to the training by doing 35 per cent, then recovery.”“Massa and Aucho have also joined and are involved in the full training session. It is good to have the three players join us. We now have a squad of 24 players this week until Friday, when we reduce the squad by one goalkeeper and three players.”Aucho praised his teammates’ work rate and said, “We found the mood in camp is very high. Everyone is working very hard to make the final 23-man squad that will go to Gabon. This is very important for us as a team to work together.”Five players will join the squad over the weekend including goalkeeper Robert Odongkara, Farouk Miya, William Luwagga Kizito, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito and Moses Oloya.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle lead USWNT to 4th title

first_imgThe goal, which came after a VAR review highlighted Stefanie van der Gragt’s foul on Alex Morgan, drew Rapinoe level with Morgan and England’s Ellen White in the goalscoring stakes, while Netherlands forward Lieke Martens cut a frustrated figure as the Dutch struggled to create chances.Lavelle provided the best moment of an entertaining clash in Lyon when she carried the ball from the center circle to the edge of the box before producing a classy finish, the quality of which reflected everything crowds at this World Cup have come to expect from its dominant team.The European champions certainly played their part but, perhaps fittingly after a tournament marked by the use of technology, the contest hinged on a challenge that might have gone unnoticed without it.Stepping up when it matters the most #LaGrandeFinale | #USANED— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 7, 2019Sherida Spitse was booked for a late sliding challenge on Lavelle in a cagey opening spell that saw the United States fail to score inside the opening 12 minutes of a game for the first time at this year’s tournament.The USA struggled to break down a compact Dutch defense until Julie Ertz thundered a volley towards goal after 28 minutes but Sari van Veenendaal was equal to it, parrying the ball away from danger.Van der Gragt’s superb interception prevented Morgan from latching onto a long ball forward and Van Veenendaal then made two excellent saves to deny the forward before Netherlands ended a battling first-half performance with a dangerous spell of pressure. Megan Rapinoe struck a 61st-minute penalty before Rose Lavelle netted a fine solo goal as the United States beat Netherlands 2-0 to become Women’s World Cup winners for the fourth time.Reign FC forward Rapinoe plundered her sixth goal of the tournament to ensure Jill Ellis’ side successfully defended their title at the expense of a Netherlands team that fought bravely to overcome their underdogs tag but ultimately came up short. Netherlands continued to frustrate USA until Van der Gragt’s high challenge on Morgan prompted a VAR review and, after a penalty was correctly awarded, Rapinoe side-footed the ensuing spot-kick low to Van Veenendaal’s left and into the net.Vivianne Miedema tore through the USA defense with a mazy dribble but could not get her shot away and moments later Lavelle provided a finishing lesson, making space for herself on the edge of Netherlands’ box before stroking a left-footed shot into the corner of the net.Van Veenendaal made an excellent save to deny Crystal Dunn when the left-back burst clear but there was no time for her teammates to mount a comeback as the world champions deservedly secured back-to-back titles.last_img read more

Kindergarten Roundup, a screening for children going into school next year, is May 2-3

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow – The Wellington school district is holding a Kindergarten Roundup this year, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. then May 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Raymond Frye ComplexParents of children who are of age to go to Kindergarten next year are urged to go to either one of the two days for a screening. Also, there will be no classes for current Kindergartners during those days.If you have more information, contact Denise Thompson, data coordinator at the USD 353 Central Office at 620-326-4300.  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more