North Coast Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Big Wild, More

first_imgChicago’s North Coast Music Festival recently announced a change of venues for their 10th-anniversary event in 2019. The festival, frequently marketed as “Summer’s Last Stand”, will take place this Labor Day Weekend, August 30th and 31st, at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. In previous years, the festival has taken place at Chicago’s Union Park.On Tuesday, North Coast Music Festival announced their 2019 musical lineup, with headlining appearances by Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Jai Wolf, Flux Pavilion, and Jauz. The two-day event will also see performances by Big Wild, Tchami, Gordon City (Live), Snakehips, Young Bae, Melvv, Inzo, Align, SG Lewis, Ford., Goodsex, Trampa, Dirt Monkey, Wooli, SoDown, Stratus, Elevatd, Ookay (DJ Set), Anna Lunoe, i_o, Kyle Walker, Birthdayy Partyy, and Dee Mash.In 2018, the festival’s lineup featured Jamiroquai, Miguel, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Vulfpeck, The Revivalists, RL Grime, Gramatik, Moon Tazi, and many more, though inclement weather caused the cancellation of a number of performances. Here’s to hoping this year’s North Coast Music Festival can avoid the rain so fans can enjoy the full slate of amazing artists they’re putting together.Tickets for North Coast Music Festival 2019 go on sale this Friday, April 26th at 12 p.m. (EST) here.last_img read more

Coach hails Jabloteh’s advance in Regional CFU club championship

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Head coach of San Juan Jabloteh Keith Jeffrey said his side’s advance to the final round final hexagonal of the Caribbean Football Union Club Championships was evidence of the quality of play in the Trinidad & Tobago Pro League.Jeffrey was reacting after his side landed a 1-0 win over Group E host team System 3 Sport Academy last Sunday at Victoria Park to earn a place in the final hexagonal of the Caribbean Football Union Club Championships.In the previous two seasons, Central FC defeated fellow T&T Pro League club W Connection in both CFU Club finals and Jeffrey said he wanted to make it a third straight all-T&T decider.“We want it to be an all-T&T final (again), and we hope to continue doing well in the tournament and we want to wish Central the very best also in the final round,” said Jeffrey.“Both Central FC and Jabloteh being in the final round tells the rest of the Caribbean that the T&T Pro League is the place to be. Our league is very competitive and we have the best players in the Caribbean.”Jabloteh finished the group with a maximum nine points, three more than Guadeloupe’s Club Sportif Moulien which finished three ahead of System 3 with Flames United of St Maarten ending at the bottom of the table without a point.Jabloteh, winners of the CFU competition in 2003, join two-time reigning CFU Club champions Central FC, along with Racing des Gonaives of Haiti, Cibao of the Dominican Republic and Antigua & Barbuda’s Grenades in the six-team final round from May 14 to 21 in Trinidad and Tobago.“My work has only just begun with the new Pro League season set to start in May and we must compete with the Caribbean’s best-of-the-best for the regional crown and a place in the CONCACAF Champions League,” said Jeffrey.The CFU Club Championship has been contested annually since 1997 (with the exception of 1999 and 2008).last_img read more

LA Lakers’ Byron Scott shows faith in D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle

first_imgAfter the Lakers selected Russell with the No. 2 pick, Scott has become impressed with his poise and decision-making. Clarkson has also impressed the Lakers with his work ethic and willingness to adjust his role to accommodate Russell after the former 46th pick made the NBA’s All-Rookie first team last season.“Both of those guys have come a long way in a short period of time,” Scott said of Russell and Clarkson. “I’m sure they’ll make mistakes as well. But their upside is so much higher than their downside.”The same goes for Randle, who played 14 minutes his rookie season before fracturing his right leg. Scott trumpeted Randle’s playmaking over Brandon Bass’ experience. “He can push it just as well as guards,” Scott said. “I told him, ‘Along with that responsibility, there’s some things you have to understand. You have to take care of the ball too. You can’t be real flimsy with it.’ If he can get seven or eight boards a game, then has the opportunity to run.”Aloha The itinerary for a nine-day trip to Hawaii seems obvious. Attend a luau, relax by the beach and go hiking. But not for the Lakers. “I haven’t gone anywhere,” Scott said. “After our two-a-day (workouts), I’m worn out. I’m hoping they are too.”The Lakers have not organized any team-specific events, unlike when former coach Phil Jackson once took his players out for paintball on one trip. But plenty of the players have gone out to dinner amid extended time away from their families. “That’s understandable,” Scott said. “One of the reasons of getting away for training camp is so that guys can bond together.”So will Scott use the remaining days this week to go surfing?“I don’t swim, so I don’t want to be near the water anyway,” Scott said, laughing.Injury updateLakers guard Marcelo Huertas and forward Larry Nance Jr. missed the preseason opener because of a strained right hamstring and back spasms, respectively. Scott doubted Huertas would play Tuesday against Utah, but Nance Jr. reported feeling good enough to play. The Lakers reported that Russell (right foot), Metta World Peace (strained left calf) and Nick Young (back spasms) recovered from their injuries. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti has created a cushion in Russell’s right shoe to help heal his foot injury. HONOLULU >> The issue could become as difficult as holding steady on a balance beam.How do the Lakers weigh maximizing wins and developing young players? Yet, Lakers coach Byron Scott wasted no time casting his stone on one of his season-long priorities. The Lakers’ young core of players in point guard D’Angelo Russell, shooting guard Jordan Clarkson and power forward Julius Randle started in the team’s preseason opener against the Utah Jazz at Stan Sheriff Center. “When they make mistakes, we’ll point them out to them,” Scott said. “But I want to give these guys freedom to do what they do best. But I want structure in the offense as well. It’s a fine line.”To no surprise, Kobe Bryant started at small forward in his first game since nursing a season-ending right shoulder injury nine months ago. Roy Hibbert, the Lakers’ main offseason acquisition in a trade from Indiana, started at center. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mandela exhibition travels to Paris

first_img A maquette of a recently installed sculpture to mark the 50th anniversary of his arrest near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, will also be on display. Mandela was in prison on Robben Island when the top echelons of the ANC were arrested at Liliesleaf Farm on the northern outskirts of Johannesburg, in 1963. He was transported to Pretoria to stand trial, and was sentenced to life imprisonment with the top brass of the movement, and taken back to Robben Island. Then he disappeared from public view for 27 years, until his unconditional release in February 1990.Secret dialogues The apartheid state, facing crippling economic and political isolation and unrest in the black townships, began a secret dialogue with Mandela. These events are shown in dramatic film footage in the exhibition, and include the resultant unbanning of all the resistance movements by the government. His release and first public address to South Africans are on exhibit. Four years of at times tense negotiations took place before Mandela took office in 1994 as the first democratic president. “The chapters in this long walk from prisoner to president are presented in an exhibition of 70 panels, between 3m and 9m long and 2.2m high, which graphically illustrate the life and times of Nelson Mandela and are organised on the basis of six themes: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator and Statesman,” indicates the museum’s statement. Photographs, many of which have not been widely seen before, have been juxtaposed with the narrative describing the events linking all of these aspects of his life. Ten screens featuring historical film clips of Mandela commenting and speaking on the issues of the time are woven into the exhibition. A representation of his Robben Island cell, measuring 2m x 2.5m, in which he was incarcerated for 18 years, will be created. What is extraordinary about the exhibition is that it “seeks to show Mandela the human being, who acknowledges his shortcomings and sees himself as a single part of a much larger movement with many players who dedicated themselves to freeing South Africans from oppression, discrimination and prejudice in achieving the dream of justice and equality”. Nelson Mandela – from Prisoner to President was first developed and presented by the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg in 2008 to mark and celebrate his 90th birthday. Smaller versions of the exhibition have been erected in Umtata in the Eastern Cape, and Pretoria in Gauteng. It has also travelled to Argentina and Sweden. First published by – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. 24 May 2013 Nelson Mandela is travelling to Europe this year – multiple images of the icon will appear in Paris from 29 May to 6 July as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 and 2013. “Produced by the highly regarded Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the exhibition will celebrate Mandela’s relationship with the people of France, while offering a comprehensive historical overview of his epic life and times,” reads a statement from the museum. Just a couple of months off his 95th birthday in July, Mandela will be revealed in all his guises, in a multimedia exhibition titled Nelson Mandela – from Prisoner to President. “The exhibition attempts to breathe fresh life into a story that has been well told in many books, documentaries and other tributes around the world,” says Christopher Till, director of the Apartheid Museum, which put together the original exhibition titled Mandela – Leader, Comrade, Negotiator, Prisoner, Statesman in 2009. “We are delighted to present the exhibition Nelson Mandela: from Prisoner to President as one of the highlights of the opening week of the South African Season in France,” says Bongani Tembe, South African commissioner-general for the Seasons. The exhibition will be held at the Hotel De Ville in Paris.‘Layered glimpse of Mandela’ Till adds: “The strength of the exhibition is the way it attempts to provide a layered glimpse of Mandela in all his various guises and reincarnations. It examines his undoubted strengths and greatness, but does not shy away from his self- acknowledged weaknesses too.” The exhibition will trace how Mandela built a new nation from the fragments of conflict, making full use of his strengths: love, persuasion, forgiveness and acute political acumen, “with a fair amount of self-deprecating humour sprinkled in for good measure”. The France-South Africa Seasons sees the successful cultural exchange programme, which has taken place between France and Vietnam, Croatia, India, Russia and Brazil, come to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time. The Seasons’ aim is to foster a deeper mutual understanding and respect for the cultures of partner countries. Events will run between May and December and will include contemporary art, architecture, theatre, political discussions, literature, gastronomy, astronomy and sport, among others. These events will be staged in towns and cities across France, such as Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Saint-Malo and Strasbourg. More than 800 South African artists, musicians, dancers and actors will be flying to France and performing in 250 dance and theatre productions, 50 films, 100 music concerts, 35 workshops, 30 exhibitions and 40 residencies. Some 150 South African wines will help to sweeten bilateral relations. During the opening week of the season, from 28 May, the Eiffel Tower will be illuminated in the South Africa flag. This will be repeated from 15 to 21 July, to coincide with Mandela’s birthday on 18 July.‘In the footsteps’ The Mandela exhibition follows in the footsteps of the former president – from his early life in the hills of the Transkei where his family had lived for generations, living a modest pastoral life, to his mission schooling, his entry into manhood and his first brush with and defiance of authority. It tells of his move to Johannesburg, his studying to be a lawyer, his political education, and his passion for fighting apartheid. He was one of the accused in the Treason Trial, but was eventually acquitted. His powerful oratory and leadership skills helped him to quickly move up the ranks in the African National Congress (ANC), and soon he was an underground fighter championing the armed struggle, as the notorious “black pimpernel” hunted by the apartheid police. The exhibition traces Mandela’s dramatic arrest in 1962 while driving a car – disguised as a chauffeur – back to Johannesburg after reporting on his overseas mission to Chief Albert Luthuli, then ANC president and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.last_img read more

South Africa scores for global integration

first_img1 December 2014South Africa’s economy is more connected to the global economy than its peers in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Visa Africa Integration Index.The country scored the highest on the index, improving from 61.1 at the start of 2011 to 66.7 at the end of 2013.The index tracks 11 countries divided into key country clusters in sub-Saharan Africa, revealing strengths and areas of growth potential. The clusters are:West Africa: Ghana and NigeriaEast Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and TanzaniaSouthern Africa: South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and ZambiaThe 11 constituent countries are highly representative of the region, with a combined population of 437 million people, or 55% of the total population.South Africa scored highest amongst the 11 countries for global integration with a score of 42.6 out of 50. Kenya scored highest for regional integration, scoring 27.5 out of 50, narrowly overtaking Ghana. But all 11 countries were a long way off the global median of 50.Visa in South Africa launched the second annual Visa Africa Integration Index on Tuesday, 25 November. It measures the degree of economic integration within key trade corridors of sub-Saharan Africa, namely West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.DataThe purpose of the index is to better understand and to help facilitate economic growth from greater cross-border interaction and economic openness.Mandy Lamb, the country manager of Visa South Africa, said: “Since the launch of the Visa Africa Integration Index in 2013 the African economy has extended its best period of economic growth on record by delivering growth of 4.8% in 2013.“Our objective was to construct an index for a number of selected sub-Saharan African countries to measure their global and regional integration. The index is built from country-level macroeconomic data and a wealth of proprietary data.“The final outputs are economic integration scores at the country and regional levels measured on a semi-annual basis for the period 2011 to 2013,” Lamb said.BuoyantLamb noted that it was widely expected that buoyant economic growth would continue for the foreseeable future and it was likely that the African economy would achieve a growth rate approaching 5.5% in 2014, with a collective gross domestic product of over $1.9-trillion – a figure that is expected to exceed $2.6-trillion by 2020.The study was carried out in conjunction with Prof Adrian Saville, visiting professor of economics at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Johannesburg, and Dr Lyal White, director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets and a senior lecturer at GIBS.Four key metrics to measure integration were used: the flow of goods and services or trade, financial integration and the movement of capital, the flow of information and knowledge, and the movement of people. This model assigned a numeric value to the level of integration, with the global median score being 100.FindingsDespite a modest base, the countries surveyed have undergone positive structural transformation over the past decade. All 11 countries showed improvements in economic integration.In some cases the improvements were modest: Zimbabwe and Uganda recorded gains in integration that amount to 0.5% a year and 1.2% a year, respectively. In other cases the gains were swift and substantial. Rwanda’s index score rose by just less than 20% over the three years. Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia all recorded robust single-digit improvements in economic integration.The analysis also considered the depth and breadth of integration, and how integrated each country was globally and regionally. In terms of “depth”, a country is considered to be “deeply integrated” if the economy is particularly open and highly connected to the rest of the world. Integration only becomes “deep and broad” if a highly connected economy is engaged with a wide variety of counter parties across the different strands of its global relationships.Structural improvementsWhile South Africa scored highest for global depth (48.3 against the global median of 50) and global breadth (36.9); Mozambique scored highest for regional depth (27.3); and Kenya had the highest score for regional breadth (40.9).Notably, none of these scores achieved the global median of 50, pointing to the need for further structural improvements.“Findings around openness and increased integration have important implications for the socio-economic advance of African economies based on at least two structural drivers,” said Lamb. “Firstly, African economies are substantially unconnected to the rest of the world. Secondly, African economies largely are unconnected to each other.“Africa stands to gain from a sustained structural benefit brought about by the opening up of African economies to each other and to the world at large.”Source: Visalast_img read more

Slaughter the difference maker in Ginebra’s game 1 win

first_imgSlaughter settling down really was instrumental in Ginebra’s 102-87 Game 1 victory over Meralco, as the former Rookie of the Year came off the bench and poured 14 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks.The whole Gin Kings crew likewise looked poised from the get-go, controlling the game from start to finish to draw first blood in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We played a good team game today, played good team defense. Everyone chipped in and did their part,” said Slaughter, who is clear frontrunner for this conference’s Best Player plum.But in the eyes of coach Tim Cone, Slaughter was more than just a piece of the puzzle. He was the x-factor for the Kings when the Bolts were making a third quarter uprising. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Greg Slaughter. PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Anticipating the nerves to come on Friday, Greg Slaughter was as cool as ever when he played his first championship game in his professional career.“I didn’t feel too much pressure,” he admitted.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City But Slaughter knows that the championship will not just revolve around him as the Gin Kings brace for a tougher Meralco side in Game 2 on Sunday.“We only got one day to turn around. The good thing about winning is they are the ones that have to adjust to us. We can improve on our game plan, but being up gives us the advantage because the loser has to adjust to the winner,” he said. Lyceum sets season best in points, rebounds in JRU drubbing “They had a hard time covering him. He was a real difference for us tonight,” said the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor.After Mike Tolomia completed a three-point play with 4.9 seconds remaining to help Meralco cut what was once a 17-point lead down to as small as four, 75-71, Ginebra immediately went to Slaughter, who slammed the ball home just before the buzzer to swing the momentum back to his side.Ginebra then quickly got its bearings together early in the fourth quarter and pulled away for good.Cone, though, challenged Slaughter to sustain this level of play for the rest of the series.“I thought he looked really good tonight. I hope he could continue that, but it’s tough to keep that up for seven games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoEx-Arsenal striker Smith: Cahill not the signing Emery needs

first_imgEx-Arsenal striker Smith: Cahill not the signing Emery needsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith says they should ignore the chance of signing Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.Cahill was heavily linked with the Gunners before he signed for Chelsea from Bolton in January 2012.“Arsenal should have signed Gary Cahill before he went to Chelsea,” Smith told the Daily Express.“He spoke and had a meeting with Arsene Wenger and it didn’t happen.“But he went on to become a fine, fine defender.“Now you’d be signing somebody who’s in his latter years and is not at his peak.“I don’t see that as a goer.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoEmery tells Arsenal chiefs: Sell Ozil NOW

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery tells Arsenal chiefs: Sell Ozil NOWby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to see Mesut Ozil sold this month.The Daily Mail says Emery wants the club to find an exit route for Ozil before the end of the January transfer window to free up funds to sign his own players. Arsenal are still to receive credible interest for the player, who does not want to go on loan and whose £350,000-a-week salary deters potential buyers. Emery has an agreement with Barcelona’s Denis Suarez but the Catalan club are stalling over a loan deal as they want a commitment from Arsenal to buy the player in the summer, something the Londoners are refusing to do. Emery’s trust in Ozil is now non-existent. last_img read more

Fabinho I wasnt close to United move

first_imgLiverpool’s new signing Fabinho has revealed he was never close to joining Manchester United.The 24-year-old, Brazilian midfielder who spoke of his desire to play at Old Trafford for United last summer, confirmed he had minor talks with Man Utd but that no concrete offer was made for him.Fabinho who signed for Jurgen Klopp’s men for a fee around £42.3 million while speaking FourFourTwo magazine says:“I was never close to signing for Manchester United.”“I heard things about it but the truth is, it was never a strong possibility.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I won’t deny there were a few conversations about my situation with Monaco, but there was an official offer from United.”The former Real Madrid man is familiar with current Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, who gave him his Madrid debut towards the end of the 2012-13 season in a 6-2 victory over Malaga.The Brazilian midfielder who can also play as a right full-back had no qualms about joining Liverpool.“As soon as they told me they wanted me here at Anfield, it was an easy decision. Every player wants to play for clubs with massive history and success,” he added.last_img read more