Great North Festival Rounds Out Lineup With Headliners And Great Additions

first_imgThe Great North Music & Arts Festival in Norridgewock, Maine has just added some awesome additions to an already stacked 2015 lineup. The festival will see sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (x2), Reggie Watts, Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz Set), Break Science, Dan Deacon and DYNOHUNTER.These artists will join a previously announced lineup of Lettuce, Papadosio, Twiddle, The New Deal, Tauk and many more. In addition to musical artists the festival boasts a huge roster of visual artists, as well as interactive workshops and speakers.Great North will take place over Labor Day weekend, September 4-6. Check out the full updated lineup below, and get tickets here.last_img read more

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Ritchey and Cadence Put Left & Right Brains Together for a New Limited Stem/Bar…

first_imgTom Ritchey and Dustin Klein of Cadence have done a number of collaborations together, from limited edition stems to completely one-off hand painted mountain bike bars. This time they come together for a limited edition C220 Stem and Evocurve handlebar set, with more standard options than they’ve done before. And to add a little backstory they’ve put together a short video talking about how their polar opposite left and right brain approaches to cycling components make them ideal partners in developing products to make cyclists happy.Click through across the jump for the video, plus more shots of the bar and stem and pricing… The C220 stem is the popular 1 1/18″ 84/6° WCS standard from Ritchey (that we reviewed this past winter) and is available for $120 in 90-130mm lengths in this special edition.The matching bar is Ritchey’s short, shallow, smooth bend Alloy Evocurve available in 40, 42 & 44cm widths for $150. The right/left collaboration gives us the new Cadence x Ritchey Keta bar and stem, with a textile-inspired graphic treatment by Klein on the all-around performers from Ritchey. Both Ritchey WCS components start off with a standard Wet White finish and then get the black and white Cadence Keta design treatment with its Keep Going mantra.center_img There is even an option to buy both with bar tape from Cadence for just $200 total, making it a pretty affordable setup for the limited edition components. Both individual components and the bundle are up on Cadence’s website, so feel free to go buy something pretty before they are gone.CadenceCollection.comlast_img read more

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Certain leisure activities may reduce post-surgical delirium among older adults

first_imgDelirium, or the medical term for experiencing sudden confusion, is upsetting for both older adults and their families. In fact, it is one of the most common complications older adults face after surgery (a time often referred to as the “post-operative” period). Researchers believe that older adults who have higher levels of “cognitive reserve” may have a better chance for reducing their chances of developing dementia–which theoretically could reduce the risks for developing delirium.One way to understand cognitive reserve is to think of your brain as a muscle. When you exercise a muscle, you strengthen it. Activities such as reading, playing computer games, singing, emailing and even knitting may act as “exercise” for your brain, “strengthening” it in a way that could help prevent dementia and delirium. A group of researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, examined whether certain leisure activities known to reduce dementia risks could also reduce the risk of post-surgical delirium. They published their findings in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.The researchers examined a group of 142 older adults who were scheduled for elective knee, hip, or spinal surgery. They determined whether or not the people participated in leisure activities such as reading books or newspapers, knitting, emailing, playing cards or other games, working on crossword puzzles, or joining in group meetings. Share on Facebook LinkedIn Email Sharecenter_img Pinterest Of those involved in the study, 32 percent developed post-operative delirium. Those who were diagnosed with delirium had participated in fewer leisure activities before surgery compared with people who didn’t experience delirium.Out of all the activities, reading books, using email, and playing computer games reduced the risk of delirium. Playing computer games and singing were the only two activities that predicted lower severity of delirium.The researchers reported that each additional day of participation in a leisure activity reduced post-operative delirium by 8 percent. According to the researchers, maintaining leisure activities later in life could be an important way to lessen the chances of developing delirium following surgery. This is important, since delirium increases an older adult’s risk for functional decline, dementia, and even mortality. What’s more, people with severe post-operative delirium are at greater risk for being institutionalized and for dying. Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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French Open organisers working with authorities to avoid US Open clash

first_imgPARIS, (Reuters) – French Open director Guy Forget said he was working hand in hand with tennis authorities to make sure the dates of the claycourt Grand Slam tournament and those of the U.S. Open do not clash, adding that Flushing Meadows would make an announcement next month. The French Open had originally been due to start today, but the new coronavirus crisis forced organisers to postpone the start to Sept. 20, one week after the scheduled final of the U.S. Open, leading to criticism within the tennis world.Earlier this month, the French tennis federation said it was in talks with the ATP, WTA and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) over a revised calendar for the season.“The official announcement has not been made yet. It (the French Open) will probably be between the end of September and the beginning of October. We’ve been working closely with the ATP, the WTA and the ITF to make a global announcement on what the circuit will be like until the end of the year,” Forget told French radio Europe 1 yesterday. “There are so many question marks. The city of New York is more affected by the coronavirus than France. They also have a lot of organisation problems, they will make an announcement mid-June to say how it’s going to be like for the U.S. Open.”Meanwhile, Forget is confident the French Open will be played in good conditions.“We’ll see how the situation is in a couple of months. We will adapt to what the government will say. We have to be ambitious and optimistic,” he said. France has banned events involving 5,000 or more people until the end of August.last_img read more

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Big Daddy now has new, big role in Southern Hobby Stock Region

first_imgNORFOLK, Neb. – Every driver in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division will be in the running for post-season cash awards from Big Daddy Race Cars.The Norfolk, Neb., chassis builder becomes title sponsor of the division’s Southern Region while returning for a fourth season in the same role in the Northern Region.Big Daddy will furnish a portion of the point fund to be paid to the top five drivers in the respective regions. All drivers must display two Big Daddy Race Cars decals to be eligible for point fund shares; those decals will be included in packets mailed beginning in March.“Adding this title sponsorship helps us gain exposure and hopefully sell more cars in another region, while giving something back financially to more drivers,” said Big Daddy owner Dale Bittner. “Our cars have finished consistently in the top 20 national standings. When I get on the IMCA website to check out points we typically have between five and eight cars in the top 20.”The first car Big Daddy built in 2005 was actually a Stock Car. Big Daddy-made Hobby Stocks have since raced to national, regional, state and special series titles in addition to numerous track championships.Tracks in the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region are in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Northern Region tracks are in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.Point fund checks will be presented during the national awards banquet in November.Information about Big Daddy-built chassis is available by calling 402 371-1927 or 402 841-4119, and on Facebook.“The success of the title role in the North has parlayed itself into expanding that footprint to the Southern region,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Big Daddy Race Cars has been very supportive of our Hobby Stock drivers since they began and this is just another step to demonstrate that support.”last_img read more

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” wins the weekend box office battle with $52.6 million

first_imgDisney(LOS ANGELES) — Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was tops at the box office for the third straight week, raking in an estimated $52.6 million between Friday and Sunday and an estimated $68.4 million over the four-day weekend. ABC, like Lucasfilm, is owned by Disney.Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle wasn’t far behind, grabbing second place with an estimated $50.3 million over the three-day weekend and $66.5 million through New Year’s Day.Taking third place was Pitch Perfect 3, the final chapter in the singing comedy franchise, with an estimated $16.8 million haul over the three-day and $22.7 million over the four-day.The Greatest Showman bowed in fourth place with an estimated $15.5 million through Sunday and $20.7 million over the four-day.The animated feature Ferdinand rounded out the top five with an estimated $11.4 million over the three-day weekend and $14.6 million through New Year’s Day.Matt Damon was feeling the holiday blues, as his latest release Downsizing — finishing ninth — only managed to scrounge up an estimated $4.7 and $6.4 million through Sunday and New Year’s Day, respectively. This marks the third straight flop for Damon, whose other 2017 releases included the box office duds The Great Wall and Suburbicon.Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, $52.6 million2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $50.3 million3. Pitch Perfect 3, $16.8 million4. The Greatest Showman, $15.55 million5. Ferdinand, $11.4 million6. Coco, $7.4 million7. All The Money in the World, $5.6 million8. Darkest Hour, $5.47 million9. Downsizing, $4.7 million10. Father Figures, $3.8 millionCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Demons breathe fire

first_imgBy Russell Bennett WEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION REVIEW – ROUND 13 Kooweerup has continued to solidify itself as an…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Too late to turn back for KIJHL?

first_imgStats show more than 40 players in the KIJHL originate from Kelowna Minor Hockey.“We’re not going to be able to recruit all of those players, but I believe with our franchise now in Kelowna, we’ll put a major dent in that number, for sure,” said Andrusiak, who has two former Nelson Leafs on the roster, son Landon and winger Dane Rupert.Both younger Andrusiak and Rupert are happy to be able to play before the 300-400 plus family and friends that attend games at the Rutland Arena.”I really like playing at home, so for me it was the right move,” Rupert said.”It’s a good feeling to play at home . . . now I’m going to university and to play in front of family and friends is definitely pretty special,”  said Landon Andrusiak.The Chiefs also bolsters the Okanagan invasion in the KIJHL.The league has gone from a few teams to two divisions of four. That number grows when Chase is welcomed back to the league following a one-year hiatus.Which begs the question, will there be two junior B leagues in the B.C. Interior in the not too distant future?“I hope not, but reading between the lines I think that’s where (KIJHL) is going,” Andrusiak confessed. “You’d lose the characteristics of this league if (Kootenay and Okanagan teams) only played each other in the playoffs.But economically that’s the push coming from out end of the league,” added Andrusiak, hoping the KI never loses its identity and ability for smaller communities to ice teams that can compete.“It’s very expensive to bring a team over here for two of three games and the dollar is probably going to win out in that argument.”Which makes you wonder why the KIJHL ever expanded into the big markets after all.Only time will tell.NOTES: The Kelowna Rockets have made a history of finding players in the KIJHL. Those players who have made their mark with WHL franchise, but started in the KI, include Chuck Kobasew (Osoyoos 1998-99), Shea Webber (Sicamous 2001-02), Clayton Bauer (Sicamous 2003-03), Justin Keller (Summerland 2002-03) and James McEwan (Castlegar 2003-04)[email protected] By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt a decision the movers and shakers at Kootenay International Junior Hockey League headquarters said would not happen, move into a larger markets like Kamloops or Kelowna.But in 2006 Osoyoos was granted a move to Spoolmak Country and in the spring of 2010, there was the KIJHL announcing the Chase Chiefs were moving south to the red-hot hockey market of Kelowna for the 2010-11 campaign.Nine months later the mighty Chiefs are cruising along in second spot in the Okanagan Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.The team has made peace with the WHL Rockets — who held the junior hockey rights in the Central Okanagan City — and have quietly made an impact during season one.“That was the rumour mill at its finest,” Ken Andrusiak, head coach of the Chiefs told The Nelson Daily prior to last week’s game against Nelson at the NDCC Arena. “We started the process of getting a franchise in Kelowna about a year ago and have always had the Rockets on side.”“We had to get the City, we had to get the rink and we had to get KIJHL on side, so we had bigger fish to fry than the Rockets,” Andrusiak added. “So we never had a problem with them one way or another.”Fact is the Rockets are glad to have the Chiefs in town. The junior B league allows the WHL power to groom its two 16-year-olds in preparation for a spot on the Tier I squad.As for the rest of the roster, Andrusiak had more than enough players to choose from.“In the first year at least half of our team came with the team,” Andrusiak explained. “We had to take some of the players from the Chase franchise and mix them in with local players from Kelowna.”“As for the future, there is an abundance of local players . . . we have six right now on our team,” he added.That number should grow next year and the season after. However, the Chiefs gain is a loss for many of the other teams in the league.Nelson, for one, has used Kelowna players to fill out the majority of its roster for the past few seasons.last_img read more

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Jose can’t change his squad now… he has to stop moaning and focus on winning

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has had his say about Manchester United this summer — but it’s all been moaning. It’s hard to compare Jose now to the version that arrived at Chelsea all those years ago in 2004.That Jose was witty, smiling, arrogant in a good way. But this Mourinho, the one we are seeing at United, seems to be fighting, frowning and snarling at every single person.7 Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by being unable to sign the players he wanted this summerCredit: EPAI don’t know if he’s like that on the training ground — but I suspect the Paul Pogba situation will be a fascinating one to observe and see what pans out.I’ve read this week about Pogba wanting to leave before the European transfer deadline at the end of the month and in truth that wouldn’t surprise me.We saw the best of Pogba in the World Cup.  Didier Deschamps managed to get top performances out of him in the games he played in the summer and he played very, very well.He has to replicate that for United but it’s also Mourinho’s job to get the best out of him.7 Jose Mourinho complained about the lack of new signings at Old Trafford this summerCredit: EPA7 Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward have not landed their transfer targetsCredit: ESPNPogba did his bit on Friday in the 2-1 opening win over Leicester.He played well, scored the penalty — showing real confidence — but now he has to do that every single week.When you look at the United squad, it is very, very talented.David De Gea in goal, Eric Bailly at the back, Nemanja Matic, Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Fred and Juan Mata — then Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial up front.But they finished 19 points behind Manchester City last season, and didn’t win a trophy after picking up two the season before.It is imperative that they get back to winning silverware. United doesn’t seem a happy ship — and that’s coming from the manager.7 Paul Pogba converted his spot-kick as Man United beat Leicester 2-1Credit: EPAlatest paul pogba newsPOSTAL PILLSRevenue seize 40,000 tablets of ‘Xanax’ illegally sent to Dublin addressNEW SERVICESAn Post workers to check in on elderly and vulnerable during Covid-19 crisisCOVID HALTAn Post say price increase on stamps will be postponed over Covid-19MAIL ONAn Post won’t shut during coronavirus pandemic as welfare arrangements madePOST STOPAn Post suspends mail services between Ireland and China as coronavirus spreadsSIGNED, SEALED, DELIVEREDAn Post are set to have zero-emission deliveries in six citiesIn every interview Mourinho is complaining and frowning and looking to scowl at everybody.He can’t change the squad now. He has to work with the players he has got and that IS a talented group of players.The moaning must stop now and he has to get his head round winning football matches.There is a lot of opposition out there this year. Liverpool have spent a lot to try to get nearer to City, while the champions splashed out £60million on Riyad Mahrez.Jose has got to get that United squad to a position where they are starting to challenge City.7 Jose Mourinho has been critical of Luke Shaw in the past but the player reckons he can reach his peak under the PortugueseCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLast season City had effectively won the title by January and that can’t be allowed to happen again this year if you are a United fan, player or manager.What you have to look at is that Mourinho lost the power battle with the players in the dressing room at both Real Madrid and Chelsea.We haven’t really seen Sanchez kick a ball for United since he arrived in January.He’s shown nowhere near the ability we know he has.7 Tensions are high between Paul Pogba and Manchester United manager Jose MourinhoCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd then there has been this constant criticism of Pogba and Luke Shaw.Jose must know that if he keeps on picking fights with his players he will never win. Whether we like it or not, the players have all the power these days — they will win.That was proved at Chelsea. Those players, top players, didn’t want to perform for him.Then in came Antonio Conte, who won the title with basically the same bunch of players.If Jose is not careful, just continuing with the constant criticism, something similar will happen at Manchester United.The important thing on Friday night was that they won the game. They weren’t brilliant by any means but they took the three points, which is what they had to do.They have to improve and I’m sure they will. It’s too early in the season to really judge.But the most important thing was winning — because you can imagine the reaction if they hadn’t beaten Leicester after all the negatives surrounding them this summer.SPURS got off to a winning start without playing too well but I really think they will regret not buying anybody this summer.Yes, they did great business getting big stars players Harry Kane, Davinson Sanchez, Kieran Trippier and of course Mauricio Pochettino to sign new contracts at the end of last season.But you have to freshen it up with one or two players.7 Mauricio Pochettino was not able to make a single signing for Tottenham in the transfer windowCredit: PA:Press Associationlatest manchester city newsperiod dramaLiveline listeners furious with Tampax ad on RTE claiming it ‘violates women’Video’JOHN LEWIS, EAT YOUR HEART OUT’Irish cafe set to go viral with special Christmas advertCULTURE CLASHThese 26 pictures show stark difference ‘modesty’ laws make to advertising in the Middle EastSEX ‘DOESN’T SELL’Provocative ads ‘don’t boost sales’ and can even have a NEGATIVE effect on brands, research claimsA VERY AD HABITTobacco firms used to go to ridiculous lengths to flog fags – and as packaging goes plain here are some of the most absurdFORGETTING YOUR ROOTS?Shea Moisture hair care firm slammed for ‘whitewashing’ its adverts by its black customersI remember when we won the league at Blackburn in 1994-95 and Ray Harford made a big mistake by not adding to that squad and giving everybody another opportunity.The following season Manchester United won the title back.It’s the same with Spurs. If Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City feel they had to strengthen, why didn’t Tottenham?I fear for them that later in the year, when the games start coming thick and fast in all the competitions, it is a mistake that will start to show.Sign up for Dream Team 2018/19 nowDream Team is back and better than ever ahead of the new Premier League seasonCompletely free to play£400k jackpot up for grabs across the seasonREGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM 2018/19 HERE Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears his Premier League hopes could be hit by absent World Cup playerslast_img read more

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First pictures of fully laid pitch as Tottenham’s new stadium nears completion

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S new stadium finally has a pitch, we can reveal in these exclusive pictures.Spurs staff started laying the turf two days ago as they edge glacially towards opening their £850million new home.4 The turf has finally been laid at Tottenham’s new stadiumCredit: The SunTottenham had hoped to open their stadium for the game against Liverpool on September 15 but are months behind schedule.The North Londoners are hoping to leave Wembley behind and move into their new home for their mega clash with Chelsea on November 24.Earlier this week, Tottenham tweeted: “You can watch the pitch being laid via our live stadium web cams throughout the process.”But now it would appear the grass is ready for action having been laid – over a month before their new intended opening date.4 Tottenham’s new ground finally has a pitch after the turf was finished todayCredit: The Sun4 Tottenham are hoping to move into their new home against Chelsea on November 24Credit: Splash NewsThe news will come as a huge boost to fans, with the construction process bordering on farcical at times.Recently, extraordinary claims that workers had early-morning booze sessions and snorted cocaine in the toilets have emerged.Construction News claims to have heard first-hand accounts of contractors being under the influence of cocaine and alcohol, which has been denied by contractor Mace.But the company denied the report, which also claimed organisational failures had caused massive issues.4 Tottenham revealed they were starting to lay the turf two days agoCredit: @SpursOfficialTottenham stadium worker films video mocking progress of ground’s constructionlast_img read more

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