Rich Robinson’s Magpie Salute Extends National Tour

first_imgWhile there’s little love between brothers Rich and Chris Robinson, there’s no shortage of adulation for their former band The Black Crowes. So when Rich announced a new project last year, with former Black Crowes members guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, fans rejoiced. Playing off the “crow” theme, the BC members recruited drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua, along with singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.Having only performed together a handful of times, The Magpie Salute has announced additional dates for their national headlining tour starting July 26 in Indianapolis on the heels of overseas shows and festival appearances. The new tour stops include Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Tempe, Tucson, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle and Philadelphia, among others. For more information, head to the band’s official website.The Magpie Salute have a 10-track, self-titled debut album expected to drop on June 9th. Listen to their first single, “Omission.”According to the press release, there is wide open musical freedom on the band’s debut album, with half of the songs coming in over seven minutes in length, and the musicians’ wide-ranging roots are reflected in the diverse selections. They offer fresh takes of The Black Crowes’ “What Is Home” and “Wiser Time,” and interpret songs by Delaney and Bonnie (“Comin’ Home”), Bobby Hutcherson (“Goin’ Down South”), War (“War Drums”), Pink Floyd (“Fearless”), the Faces (“Glad and Sorry”), Bob Marley (“Time Will Tell,” which The Black Crowes covered on their second album) and the traditional “Ain’t No More Cane.”See below for the full tour schedule.last_img read more

Ammerman’s standout season adding to prolific career

first_imgSenior forward Brooke Ammerman of the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is not just having a standout season. She’s having a standout career.Halfway through her senior season, Ammerman already ranks in the top 10 for career goals, points, shots, power play goals and game-winning goals in Badger women’s hockey history. In her eyes, the statistics only tell part of Ammerman’s story.“I think [my success] has a lot to do with my teammates. I’ve learned a lot from the leaders of the past, and my teammates have always made me better.” Ammerman said. “[This year], we’ve just been moving the puck well, and we’ve been on fire since the beginning of the season, so I can’t complain.”Since arriving in Madison in 2008, Ammerman has had plenty of success as a Badger. Her first national championship came on the heels of being named WCHA Rookie of the Week three times, UW Rookie of the Year and earning spots on the All-WCHA Rookie Team and All-WCHA Third Team. Her success continued into fall 2009, and although the team did not have a championship-caliber season, personal accolades for Ammerman piled up.The season started with Ammerman being named WCHA Preseason Player of the Year and ended once again with a spot on the All-WCHA third team. In between, she led the team with 20 goals, 38 points and 166 shots. She also was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the WCHA All-Star Team.The 2010-2011 season ended with a second national championship in three years for Ammerman and the Badgers. Her two power-play goals in the NCAA Frozen Four and stellar play throughout the postseason earned her a spot on the Frozen Four All-Tournament team.Ammerman’s goal against Boston University ultimately won the championship game. She finished the season with 17 goals, eight on the power play, and a total of 46 points, six of which came during a weekend sweep of St. Cloud State that earned her WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight year.This season, Ammerman currently leads the team in power play goals with six and sits second on the team with 22 assists, 38 points and a plus-minus of plus-33, behind only linemate and junior forward Brianna Decker in all three categories.Together, the pair has developed chemistry that has impressed head coach Mark Johnson and the rest of the coaching staff while contributing close to 40 percent of UW’s goals and points thus far.“[Ammerman and Decker] have been good; they’ve got quite a bit of chemistry,” Johnson said. “They create a lot of opportunities, score a lot of goals, do well on the power play, kill penalties [and] eat up a lot of minutes for us. When you find kids with good chemistry, you generally stay with it.”Ammerman is part of a Badger senior class that has accomplished a great deal, including winning national championships in 2009 and 2011. That senior class also set an NCAA record with 37 wins during the 2010-2011 season, including winning the last 27 straight. Before losing to Minnesota Oct. 16 this year, Wisconsin’s 32 straight wins tied a program and NCAA record.“They’re a fun group,” Johnson said of the senior class. “There’s some interesting personalities, but there’s a lot of energy, a lot of skill, a lot of talent within there. When they’re focused and working hard, they’re a pretty tough group to play against, and that’s certainly one of the reasons they’ve been successful. They have half a season to go, and hopefully it will continue.”With a tough matchup against Minnesota coming after this weekend’s series with Bemidji State, Ammerman, the rest of the seniors and Coach Johnson hope to avenge their only loss of the season with a weekend sweep. With the team currently riding a 12-game win streak, the senior class has a chance to create success similar to that of last year’s.With Ammerman currently on a 10-game point streak of her own, she has the opportunity to climb even higher among the ranks of Badger hockey greats.“I think we will be a good success,” Ammerman said. “There’s definitely going to be adversity along the way; it just depends on how we will bounce back from that. The second half [of the season] is really hard, but I think we will have a pretty exciting and successful season.”last_img read more

Mirza Teletović played the best Game of the Season

first_imgPlayers of Milwaukee Buck were defeated last night by Washington Wizards with 110:105 and the best game was played by the captain of the BiH national team Mirza Teletović.Teletović scored 25 points in 26 minutes on the court. he recorded five three-pointers from six attempts, and he added three rebounds and one block.Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks and scored 28 points, made 13 rebounds and seven assists. The playmaker of Washington led this team and scored 24 points, made eleven assists and had seven rebounds.(Source:

Will The Dolphins Be the First Home Team to Play a Super Bowl?

first_imgNo team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Could the Fins be the first?If Miami goes to Super Bowl LIV, February 2, 2020 it would be the only time the home team played in the championship game.This will be the 11th time Miami has hosted a Super Bowl which will break a tie with New Orleans (10) for the most Super Bowls played in a city.Who would the Dolphins face if they made the Super Bowl. Vegas oddsmakers say the Kansas City Chiefs were an overtime coin flip away from potentially knocking off the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl last season.The Chiefs’ Super Bowl 54 odds of 6-1 could drastically improve if quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets off to a flying start. The Dolphins have not won a Super Bowl since they moved play from the Orange Bowl to the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie Stadium.The Dolphins won the 1984 AFC Championship, and appeared in Super Bowl XIX, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 38–16.To date this is the last season the Dolphins appeared in the Super Bowl.Also, for you college football fans, the 150th college football season is upon us. The Miami Hurricanes face Florida tomorrow to kick things off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.Florida State faces Boise State in Jacksonville and FAU visits Ohio State August 31st…we will carry it on our brother station 640 Fox Sports.last_img read more

New caps can spur England to regain European boys’ crown

first_img England Golf will field four players – Adam Chapman (Windermere, Cumbria), Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex) and Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) – new to boys international team golf in its six-strong squad that will seek to win the European Boys Team Championships for the first time in nine years at Murcar Links in Scotland on 9th – 13th July. The other members of the team are: Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire). Chapman, 18, is currently second on the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit, having enjoyed a successful start to the season. He has finished runner-up in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, third in the McEvoy Trophy and joint fourth in the Northern Group Men’s Qualifying. All this before an equal 12th spot in the Fairhaven Trophy. Ellis (image copyright Tom Ward Sport),  17, became the youngest English champion when he won the title at Silloth-on-Solway last summer, as a 16 year old. He has represented England at under 16 level and after winning the England title made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals in Scotland. But he has not previously been capped at boys’ level. This season he has won the Hampshire Junior Championship and topped the individual standings in the South East Boys Qualifying and finished runner-up in the Hampshire Hog and the Michel Carlhian Trophy in France. Moore, 15, won the McEvoy Trophy in April and has since finished as individual winner of the Midland Boys Qualifying, while he also won the Midland Region Schools Championship and reached the quarter finals of the Michel Carlhian Trophy. An under 16 international for the past two years, he was the English under 14 champion in 2011 and is currently third on the England Boys Order of Merit. Penge, 15, was an under 16 cap last year and currently leads the Boys Order of Merit after winning the Fairhaven Trophy and finishing tied with Ellis in the individual standings in the South East Boys Qualifying. He also won the South Region Schools Championship and last weekend was beaten in a three-hole playoff for the Irish Boys Open Championship but won the under 16 title. Singh Brar, 16, lies fourth on the Merit list after winning the Berkhamsted Trophy and finishing runner-up to Ellis in the Hampshire Junior Championship, both in playoffs. He has also finished third in the Irish Boys Open, winning the under 17 title, was also third in the McEvoy Trophy and fourth in the South East Boys Qualifying. Having been capped as an under 16, he stepped up to boys level in last year’s Boys Home Internationals in Ireland and helped England retain the title, winning four of his six games. Turner, 17, won the Boys County Champions event last year, while in 2013 he has won the Bernard Darwin Salver, finished second in the McEvoy Trophy and the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney and was a semi-finalist in the Michel Carlhian Trophy in France. An under 16 cap for the past two years, he stepped up to boys’ level for last season’s European Boys Team Championships in Sweden, while he won five of six games in the 2012 Boys Home Internationals. England has not won the Boys European title since 2004 in Finland. A runners-up spot was achieved in 2007 in Denmark while last year in Sweden, England finished fourth. 1 Jul 2013 New caps can spur England to regain European boys’ crown last_img read more

Pets Ready For Adoption In Olympia

first_imgHello, I am a black, female, 2 year old cat and my # is 82610. I am a shy cat in search of a forever home to call my own. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me. Thank you. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Hello, my name is Spike. I am a male, about 6 years old and a Lab/Rottweiler mix. I am big boy with a big heart. I know sit and do ok on walks, with a little work I will be great on walks. I am also a relaxed and loving dog; I was lying in the grass with a Joint Animal Services volunteer right before this picture. I enjoy getting pets and will repay a good pet session with kisses. I enjoy playing catch but don’t feel the need to give the ball back to you after I run and get it. My past owner wasn’t able to keep me but said I was good with kids, other dogs and cats (although because of my size I might accidently knock over small children). They also said I do well in cars and can be trusted to be in the house alone.  I miss having a home of my own and can’t wait to find my forever family. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for information about me. My # is 84803. Thank you!center_img Hello, I am a female, short/medium haired brown tabby cat and my # is 84467. I am a loving cat in search of my forever family. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information. Thank youlast_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is William Koch of Woodland Hills (Little red Feather Racing or RM Racing). Today’s on track attendance was 38,647. EDDIE TRUMAN, GRAND YODELER, SECOND: “I was hoping she had it there at the end. We were solid, even opened up some and I was just hoping we could hang on. I think six and a half is maybe pushing it a little but it’s the first time we’ve run her so hey . . .“I hope she can move forward off of this but even if she stays here, I’d be happy.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, JENNA’S FAITH, SIXTH: “My horse broke pretty sharp from the gate and I let her go. I didn’t even send my horse. I let her go a half-length behind the five (Bad Ju Ju). The other horse (second-place Grand Yodeler) was chasing me. I was really comfortable in the race. I’m really disappointed in the way she stopped. She had been training much better in the morning.” JOCKEY QUOTES PHILIP D’AMATO, SHEER PLEASURE, WINNER: “She did what she did last time, only this time with a jockey on her back. Tyler got her out there, swung her wide and she just launched. It was vindication for the last race. I think the longer, the better with this filly. She has a lot of upside to her. I didn’t know if we were going to get there. I know from training her that she gets stronger as the race gets longer. She was picking up steam and we nailed her at the very end. OWNER BILLY KOCH, SHEER PLEASURE, WINNER: “We told Tyler there was a lot of speed and I was a little worried they weren’t going that fast. I saw they posted up 22.1 and I knew we had a lot of horse. He made one move where he went in between horses, right here as they turned for home, and I was like, ‘I know we have run.’ Once he got her in the clear, she just took off and came after that horse. She’s not the biggest filly in the world by any means, but she has such a big heart and she tries so hard and she has so much ability. That was what was so disappointing about the last race. When she dropped the rider at the start, she’s so smart; she galloped out 10 lengths, turned around and came back to the winner’s circle like she won the race.“I’m so lucky to have a trainer like Phil D’Amato and partners like we have in this filly. They are fantastic. I get so much joy out of watching them, I don’t think about me.“For a partnership that is trying to grow and bring new people into the sport, anytime you can have a race like this on a big day, it really draws attention to you. It’s all about winning, let’s be honest. When you win a race like this, it absolutely helps. We want to grow the sport. We want more people to come into the game and experience it and realize you don’t have to be Kaleem Shah to have a huge day. This is a massive day for us for a filly with a really, really bright future.” TRAINER QUOTES TYLER BAZE, SHEER PLEASURE, WINNER: “She kind of got lost out there. She was out there by herself and was so wide she almost didn’t see that horse to her inside. I angled her in and let her drift in pretty good. She got down and really took off that last hundred yards. I hit her twice and she really had a burst.“I watched her last race, when she stumbled and Martin (Garcia) fell off. I watched her race at Los Alamitos and I’ve worked her a couple of times in the morning. I just wanted to be patient today. There was a ton of speed in the race and I didn’t know how she would take dirt in her face but really after the first eighth of a mile it didn’t bother her. It was just a matter of pulling the trigger at the right time; she’s really a nice filly.” -30-last_img read more

Special Olympics ace makes golf history

first_img27 February 2013South Africa Special Olympics gold medallist Thomas Lugg set a new benchmark for Special Olympians worldwide when he made a historic debut at the 2013 Sanlam South African Amateur Golf Championship at Johannesburg’s Country Club on the weekend.The world’s number one Special Olympian golfer moved one step closer to his long-term goal to compete in the pro ranks when he lined up alongside the country’s top amateurs in the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier of the South African Golf Association’s flagship event on Sunday and Monday.Lugg’s achievement was made more significant by the fact that he qualified for the championship on merit, having shot a 67 at Glenvista to claim one of 25 spots on offer to a 42-man field.Although the 23-year-old Zwartkops golfer failed to qualify for the match play stage, he tied for 119th on 16-over-par 160, bettering the scores of 19 players with rounds of 82 and 78.‘A dream come true’“I’ve dreamed of playing in a real golf tournament against normal golfers and this was a dream come true for me,” Lugg said afterwards.“We should never feel limited, just because we are intellectually challenged. Golf is for everyone, and this experience has made me even more determined to make it to the pro ranks one day.”Lugg added that although the two rounds were tough, he still had a lot of fun. “I enjoyed getting to know some of the amateurs and I had a lot of fun. But it was very tough. I think when Dale Hayes talks about keeping it in the fairways on his television programme, he has to be talking about the Rocklands course, because this course is very long.“If you don’t hit the fairway, you are in trouble. I could have been better, though. I played better in the second round because I was more accurate off the tee, but I missed seven or eight birdie putts.”Three-time gold medallistLugg is South Africa’s only Special Olympian to have represented the country in golf and he has won gold three times. He took first place at the 2007 Special Olympic World Summer Games in Shanghai and again in 2011 in Athens. He also claimed gold at the 2009 Special Olympics Golf Tournament in Taipei.He is currently enrolled on a partial bursary at the Gary Player School for Champions, where he practises alongside the country’s number one amateur, Haydn Porteous, who won the Stroke Play Qualifier on Monday.Danny Baleson from the Gary Player Golf Experience at the World of Golf says that since Lugg enrolled in September, he has made great strides.“His handicap has dropped from three to scratch,” Baleson said. “Tommy has a great short game and is very accurate into the green, but he didn’t have much length. He has been working tirelessly with our head-coach, Adriaan van Pletzen, on moving through the swing and his swing and distance has also improved.”‘Repetitive structure’Baleson said Lugg’s coaching programme was structured around his autistic tendencies. “Tommy thrives in a repetitive structure, so we work on one thing at a time, which helps him to properly assimilate the information,” he said.“Tom was taught to play fairway, green, two-putt golf, so we are working on bringing more depth into his game. But don’t imagine that Tom is slow.“He was playing a round with Sipho Bujela last year, just before Sipho turned professional. Sipho told Tom after the turn that it was time to start firing at the pins and proceeded to show him what that meant.“Tom came off the course and told us that he needed to ‘start firing at the pins’ and we noticed, almost with immediate effect, that his score average started to improve. When something catches on with Tom, he is unstoppable. That’s why his dream of playing in the pro ranks is very probable.”OpportunitiesLugg will be competing in the Northern Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play Championship at Randpark in March. “We definitely want to give Tom more opportunities to play on the local amateur circuit and the chance to get used to the different environment,” Baleson said.“Luckily, he doesn’t go into a depression if he has a bad round; all he cares about is having fun and having the chance to play golf.”As well as representing South Africa at the next Special Olympics, Lugg has a long-term goal to become the first Special Olympics golfer to play in a professional tournament.He also wants to play against a certain professional golfer. “I really want to play against Tiger Woods,” he said. “My motto is ‘Watch out Tiger, I am coming to get you’.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

What Isn’t Being Said

first_imgListening is about more than hearing the words being said. It’s also about more than body language. It’s not only about what is being said; listening is also about what isn’t being said.ConsensusIt may not mean anything that your dream client doesn’t say anything about the other people whose support she will need if she is going to buy from you. It may not mean anything that she doesn’t reference the people who are going to be impacted the decision to buy from you—or how significant the change will be for them. It doesn’t necessarily mean anything that she hasn’t shared what other people on her team want or need, or whose support will be critical.But the fact that nothing has been mentioned may be telling you that she can’t make the decision without her team, that she doesn’t care how the decision will impact people downstream, or that other people’s needs are going to be ignored. What isn’t said may be more important than what is said.ConcernsThe fact that your dream client hasn’t raised any concerns about your ideas and your proposed solution may mean that they are perfectly comfortable moving forward and that you’ve hit all the right notes. Their lack of questions and challenges may mean that your solution is tightly aligned with their vision and that you have made it easy to say “yes.”Even though your dream client hasn’t raised any issues doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. Your dream client’s silence may indicate that they are uncomfortable bringing up things that you might perceive as negative. It may mean that they don’t want to hurt your feelings. Or it might mean that your proposed solution has caused them so much fear that they no longer want to move forward.ChallengesA quiet client in a discovery visit might mean that they don’t have any real compelling reason to change. Their silence may mean that they don’t have any real issues or challenges and that they are completely happy with their current partner. It could mean that they aren’t that into you.Silence in a discovery meeting might also mean that they aren’t yet comfortable enough with you to start telling you about their challenges. It might mean that they need time to determine whether you are someone they want to pursue working with before they share more information with you.Listening is a critical skill for salespeople. You need to hear what your clients and your prospective clients say. But you also need to listen to what isn’t being said. What isn’t said is sometimes more important than what is.last_img read more

Trans Mountain granted injunction against pipeline protesters at two BC sites

first_imgVANCOUVER – Protesters must be restrained from obstructing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says a British Columbia Supreme Court judge who has granted the company an injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within five metres of two work sites.Justice Kenneth Affleck said Thursday he felt it necessary to make a decision on the second day of a hearing instead of issuing a written order involving outraged demonstrators who have blocked vehicles and workers at the Burnaby Terminal and the Westridge Marine Terminal.The injunction is indefinite, allowing Trans Mountain to continue work it’s legally entitled to do after the federal government approved the twinning of an existing pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby in the belief it is in the best interest of Canada, Affleck said.Trans Mountain has said that while protests began last November, it sought an injunction after demonstrators began intensifying their blockades recently when trees were being cleared. It said construction at the sites in Burnaby, B.C., is expected to last until December 2020.Affleck agreed with lawyers for two of 15 named defendants in a notice of civil claim that a 50-metre perimeter as part of an interim injunction he granted last week was too broad because it encroached on private property and trails.Trans Mountain’s lawyer, Shaun Parker, requested a structure called Camp Cloud near the Burnaby Terminal be removed, calling it a “hotbed of aggressive activity” for protesters who want to “destroy the project.”But the judge said it will stay.“In my view there has to be a means of allowing the protesters who object to this work to remain reasonably close to the site,” Affleck said. “The plaintiff is going to have to tolerate a certain amount of agitation.”Parker was also unsuccessful in his request for an order requiring the removal of a structure called the Watch House, saying it’s on a pipeline right of way and would cause significant safety risks.“I’m sensitive to the concern of those who created this Watch House, that it is of considerable significance to them,” Affleck said of the structure that was erected near the Burnaby Terminal on Saturday, when people marched against the pipeline.He said Trans Mountain would have to demonstrate any emergency need to remove the Watch House but would then have to replace it.Casey Leggett, a lawyer for one of the defendants, said citizens have a constitutional right to protest the expansion of the pipeline.“The inconvenience, which my friends call a blockade, hasn’t gotten to the level of establishing irreparable harm,” Leggett said.He read from affidavits presented in court by a Trans Mountain lawyer, saying the company’s security staff noted protesters have sometimes stood peacefully at or near access roads to two marine terminals in Burnaby without disrupting vehicles or workers and left after police arrived.He said in one case, a woman was seen praying on a road and didn’t engage with security staff while on another day a woman sat in a lawn chair as vehicles were guided around her at slow speed.Affleck said while the first protesters’ conduct was unobjectionable, the second woman had no right to sit in the middle of a public road and the police would be justified in removing her.The judge also suggested Leggett was cherry-picking incidents that did not involve blockades aimed at stopping work at the terminals.Leggett replied that Trans Mountain had done the same and also focused on blockades rather than inconvenience, which he said does not justify an injunction.Activists have said they will continue opposing the $7.4-billion project despite the injunction.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more