The 6th annual Disc Jam Music Festival has revealed a tasty lineup with many returning performers and a bevy of new, fresh faces. Featuring a number of heavy hitters from the funk and prog-rock communities including Dopapod (2 nights; 1 set ft. Dopapod Orchestra), Electron, Kung Fu, TAUK, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Consider The Source (Radiohead set), The Nth Power, Gubbilidis (ft. Zdenek Gubb & Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle) and Hayley Jane & The Primates, the latest installment of Disc Jam is shaping up to be one of the best yet.Set to take place at Gardner’s Farm this June 9-12, Disc Jam VI will offer attendees new VIP packages that include hotel rooms and shuttles to and from the show; expanded woods camping; all new late night activities including interactive art, fire spinning performances, themed group challenges and an LED foam party. Tickets to Disc Jam VI are available now and can be found here.
If you found better music for $20 last weekend, find your local promoter and hug ’em hard, because they’re secretly Santa in disguise. Dead serious.As for Atlanta, Georgia this June 3rd and 4th – our Claus came in the form of Center Stage, Rival Entertainment, and Candler Park Music and Food Festival. Tucked in a green leafy corner of the city’s middle-east side, bands, fans, food, and brews joined in holy matrimony to throw a downright jammin’ time that still leaves echoes ringing through the soul.Bringing together Galactic, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Revivalists, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, and more out for the weekend (again… $20 freakin’ dollars!?) – the crowd knew exactly what to expect, and still somehow got more than they bargained for. Kicking off with local ATLiens Blair Crimmons & The Hookers, the gauntlet was thrown down for what was about to ensue over the next two days. Usually, the festival opener brings it up slow, easing the crowd into the night’s festivities. That apparently isn’t Blair Crimmons & The Hookers’ kind of hootenanny.Crimmons and his marauders brought the house down with their tasty brand of southern-edged ragtime that left one hearing rasps of Devil Makes Three and more in the back of their mind. A showman and string-thumping banjo player with a fiery band to back – the stage was immediately set for the weekend. Followed by Keller Williams’s bluegrassy tribute to the Grateful Dead, the acoustic raconteur brought the vibe back down easy street with classics like “Shakedown Street”, “Eyes of the World”, “Candyman”, “Friend of the Devil” (with Allie Kral taking the reigns, kicking ass and taking names), “Scarlet Begonias”, and more. Taking the stage next was New Orleans’ own funkaholics, Galactic, swinging the party on into full bore. If you’ve never seen Galactic, do. Hop on board that righteous jazzy funk train at the next stop you can; they’ll make you think that you were born just so you could catch ‘em once. Taking the stage as only they know how, arms hit the heavens and eyes the stage as the musical melee began. Funk, jazz, hip hop, and more – all blended to create a sonic fire in the purest sense of the words. Thus the boogie ensued and sweat dripped from our collective brow as we settled into the night we hoped would happen. Kicking off the second day of festivities were Webster (Candler Park’s own) and Great Peacock followed by fellow Atlanta locals, King Baby. King Baby brought the energy up early with a rockin’ jam feel and soaring organ that warmed into a midday steamer set that undoubtedly earned them scores of new fans throughout the crowd.Lee Fields & The Expressions came next, bringing back the soul of the 60’s with an R&B spectacular that couldn’t have been more perfectly placed. Following up their set was the one and only Yonder Mountain String Band, bringing their signature blend of bluegrass out to the crowd’s delight.New Orleans stalwarts, The Revivalists, quickly followed – dropping rock ‘n’ roll bombs like only they know how. As David Shaw’s incendiary croon drove over the beat, The Revivalists steamrolled through a fiery set that included old and new classics like “BTBD”, “Monster”, “Stand Up”, “Catching Fireflies”, “Amber”, “Wish I Knew You”, “All In The Family”, and more. Closing out the night was none other than Chris Robinson Brotherhood and their laid back southern-sauced jams. Meandering in and out of tunes reminiscent in more ways than one of the Grateful Dead, Chris Robinson and crew kept the crowd rocking and entranced throughout their entire set.In ways more fitting than words can explain, the Marietta, GA-born musician and crew left the crowd uplifted and ecstatic to end the night’s revelries. All in all, if you’re looking for a quick sum of all parts: Candler Park was a time to remember, plain and simple. Beautiful music, a beautiful city, and beautiful smiling souls to enjoy it with. It felt good. As worldly woes melted in sweet sound, Candler Park Music and Food Festival didn’t disappoint for even a single second. And, if this writer could do it all again, he wouldn’t miss it for the world. Neither should you. Photo Recap – All Photos Courtesy of Connor McFadden.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (Picture: Getty)‘It’s so difficult to predict but I think [Jimenez] would get a chance in every single top-six team and there’s a good possibility he could do well.’At the end of last month, Wolves reportedly warned Manchester United and Arsenal that Jimenez would not be sold this summer.Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his attacking options at the end of the season, while Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta is braced for the departure of star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Borussia Dortmund make move to stop Jadon Sancho from joining Manchester UnitedMORE: How Arsenal missed out on signing Juan Mata as Cesc Fabregas’ replacement Raul Jimenez has attracted interest from a number of top clubs (Picture: Getty)Ilkay Gundogan has compared Raul Jimenez to Robert Lewandowski and tipped the Wolves and Mexico forward to join him at Manchester City.Jimenez has scored 39 goals in 88 appearances for Wolves since signing from Benfica in 2018, with his performances attracting attention from a number of top clubs.Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal and Spanish giants Real Madrid are all said to be considering moves for the 28-year-old, who had scored 19 goals and providing nine assists this season before the campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.Gundogan, who has won two Premier League titles at Manchester City, has hailed ‘world class’ Jimenez and said he has the ability to join him at the Etihad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think he has everything a world-class striker needs,’ Gundogan told ESPN FC.‘For a striker he is so mobile, but also physically so good and talented technically on the ball. I can imagine him playing with us.‘Maybe [he’s] not on that level yet, but he reminds me a little bit of [Robert] Lewandowski because I’ve played with him. In terms of style I think there is still a lot of potential. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Apr 2020 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Comment Ilkay Gundogan compares Raul Jimenez to Robert Lewandowski and tips Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target to join Man City Advertisement
Ramos said family members stay in one house and the coronavirus transmission is exposed to all members of the immediate family and is not merely confined to riding on the motorcycle by said family members. “Allowing riding in tandem on motorcycles between immediate family members will remain in force while the GCQ is in force,” he further said. Ramos deemed it expedient to allow backriding on motorcycles in the city for immediate family members who are allowed to travel, provided they can show proof of their identity. Earlier, Leonardia explained that his Executive Order No. 35 only allows riding in tandem for spouses for the purpose to by essential needs or reporting to work, other than that are not allowed./PN BACOLOD City – The city council here passed a resolution asking Mayor Evelio Leonardia to allow motorcycle back riders among immediate family members. Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairman of the city council’s committee on transportation and author of the resolution, said lamented that motorcycles are one the major mode of transportation in the city and enforcing the “no back rider” policy affects the mobility of employees allowed to work under the general community quarantine (GCQ).
He said the team is trying to “make sure our players and our staff understand that we’ve got three months here where we cannot go outside for social reasons or to eat or anything else if we want to have our football season.”___The Southeastern Conference will prohibit “suite hopping” as part of COVID-19 guidelines designed for fan safety and health in preparation for conference-only play this season.Decisions on whether fans can attend games will be made closer to Sept. 26 when the league begins play. Attendance numbers will be left to member schools but must follow state and local guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations should be followed in the absence of those measures.Furniture in premium seating and clubs shall be arranged to promote physical distancing, the guidelines add. Physical distancing and face coverings will also be stressed there as well as in public areas, including concessions, where barriers must be installed. The SEC guidelines also suggest “grab and go” food options, with drinks provided directly to spectators and single-serve condiments offered. ___The Chiefs will allow up to 2,000 season ticket holders to attend training camp on Saturday, making them the first NFL team to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the way teams are preparing for the season.The team also said that up to 5,000 season ticket holders will be allowed at practice on Aug. 29, when the franchise plans to raise a new Super Bowl championship flag over the west end zone.The Chiefs typically draw thousands of fans daily to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University, about an hour’s drive north of Kansas City in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the pandemic caused the Chiefs and the few other teams that still leave home for training camp to instead hold all their workouts at team facilities.The Chiefs are fortunate in that their practice facility is just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. They have been using both locations to allow for more social distancing in walk-throughs and meetings. The practices that are open to fans will be at Arrowhead Stadium, where they will be able to social distance. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said its 14 schools adopted the fan guidelines as a baseline and added, “They provide conference-wide expectations for protection of guests who are able to attend our games.”___The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic.Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans announced the decision Tuesday. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.Burke Nihill, the Titans’ president and CEO, says they wish they could open in front of fans as a franchise coming off its first AFC championship game in 17 years. But he says the Titans support the mayor and the local health department’s decision to keep Nissan Stadium closed to fans at least to start the season. The New England Patriots will be playing without fans in Gillette Stadium at least through September. Stadium officials said in a statement on Tuesday that the state will not allow fans at any event next month. That includes the Patriots’ games on Sept. 13 against the Miami Dolphins and the one two weeks later against the Raiders.While saying that they “fully support” the state’s position, stadium officials also said they “would have welcomed the opportunity to host fans in August and September, but are hopeful to do so later in the season.”The Patriots had previously announced a plan that would have limited Gillette Stadium to about 20% of its 66,000 person capacity. Officials said they worked with experts to develop a plan to reopen at partial capacity and “are confident in our ability to provide a safe and comfortable environment for fans.”According to the Massachusetts reopening plan, sporting events with fans will not be allowed until the state reaches Phase 4, which requires a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. ___North Carolina coach Mack Brown said he remains “confident” that the Tar Heels will play football this season after the school shut down in-person undergraduate classes.Brown said Tuesday that the school’s move to online courses after recent coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity could ultimately help “create a better seal around our program and a better bubble.”Brown said team staffers hosted a Zoom call for parents on Monday to address questions. Athletes can choose to remain in current residences, while some football players have previously chosen to opt out of the upcoming season.Brown said many players were already taking online courses and that the team will continue once-weekly testing of players for the coronavirus. ___Two players from Roma’s youth team have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Italian soccer club has not named the players but says they are asymptomatic and have begun self-isolating.Roma says “those who have come into contact with the two individuals have been traced and notified” and adds that “a deep clean and disinfection of the club’s training facilities has also already begun.”The two players, their teammates and the youth team staff will undergo further tests. The Latest: LSU coach says school doing well against virus August 18, 2020 Contact tracing has started to see who might have been exposed to that person and should quarantine for two weeks.The Western & Southern Open, moved this year from Cincinnati to New York because of the coronavirus pandemic, begins Saturday. The U.S. Open starts Aug. 31.Testing began last Thursday.___South Africa has withdrawn from a planned women’s cricket tour of England because of coronavirus-related restrictions. Orgeron said during a video conference Tuesday that the team had “two or three guys that are out” because of positive tests. He did not specify which players had tested positive.Orgeron says LSU administrators overseeing coronavirus protocols, led by Senior Associate Athletic Director of Health and Wellness Shelly Mullenix, have done a “tremendous job.“We’re ahead (of) most programs,” Orgeron said. “Our players feel comfortable that they’re getting proper care.”August camp formally opened on Monday and LSU has had two players opt out because of coronavirus concerns, senior cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. and senior defensive end Neil Farrell Jr.___ The England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa say “this decision was taken due to the current international travel regulations in place for South African national teams.”South Africa had been scheduled to travel next month and play using the same bubble-style protocol used for men’s tours of England by West Indies, Ireland and Pakistan.The announcement leaves the England women’s team without any confirmed matches for the rest of the year after a planned tour by India was called off last month. The England women’s team has not had a game since the T20 World Cup in Australia in February and March.The ECB says it is in “multiple discussions” to host international women’s cricket tours.It’s the third women’s series to be canceled this year for South Africa following a planned series against Australia in South Africa and a tour of the West Indies. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___LSU coach Ed Orgeron says the defending national champion Tigers have had “very few” players test positive for COVID-19. The Titans play only one home game in September. Team officials have been working with public health experts to design a stadium plan in the hopes that fans will be able to attend some of the eight scheduled home games this season. Those precautions include mandatory masks, socially distant seating, contactless faucets and hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.Nashville’s MLS team has three games scheduled through Sept. 12 at Nissan Stadium. Nashville SC set a record for the largest soccer crowd in Tennessee with its MLS debut on Feb. 29 as fans packed Nissan Stadium.___One person who isn’t a player returned a positive result for COVID-19 out of 1,400 tests administered in the controlled environment set up for the U.S. Open and another tennis tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.The U.S. Tennis Association said Tuesday that the person is asymptomatic and must isolate for at least 10 days. Associated Press The team’s training activities have been suspended until at least Aug. 24.___German soccer club Union Berlin wants to hold a pre-season friendly match with 3,000 spectators and is hoping that “preventative” coronavirus tests for fans will allow it to happen.The Bundesliga club says it has applied to the local Treptow-Köpenick health authorities for permission to hold the game with an altered hygiene plan on Sept. 5.Union says “a preventative test for all spectators is intended to replace the currently valid social distancing rules.” German soccer clubs previously outlined plans to resume games with some socially distanced fans attending in seated areas. Union’s Stadion An der Alten Försterei has mostly standing terraces so it could have far fewer fans attending than its competitors.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Gambling.com adds BBC Sport’s Manish Bhasin as football contributor October 18, 2019 Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles A strategic acquisition has led to the Gambling.com Group making a “forceful move” into the sports betting vertical, via the purchase of Bookies.com and related assets.The firm details a purchase price of an upfront payment of £2m paid as a cash consideration in conjunction with the transfer of the assets, as well as a deferred compensation of £4.5m, which is payable over a period of one year.In addition to Bookies.com, the transaction also includes the Bookmakers.co.uk and FootballScores.com websites, as well as 76 sports betting and casino related domain names.Also acquired are premium undeveloped domains such as bookmakers.com and bookies.co.uk, with it detailed that the assets drive almost all of their revenue from the regulated United Kingdom sports betting market.Charles Gillespie, Gambling.com Group Plc Chief Executive, says: “This is both the largest and most exciting acquisition we have done since we began acquiring in 2017. “These websites perfectly complement our existing portfolio in terms of both increasing our sports betting market share and continuing with our focus on big brands and big domains.”Gillespie also spoke on the pending Christie v NCAA case and the potential decision of the United States Supreme Court: “Should Governor Chris Christie triumph at the Supreme Court and strike down the federal ban on sports-betting, Gambling.com Group stands ready with the strongest domain portfolio of any performance marketing company for the American sports betting market.”In its statement Gambling.com states that the acquired assets generates sales of in excess of £600,000 during the final three months of 2017.As well stating an expectation to operate with a pre-tax profit margin of more than 80% going forward. Share Gambling.com appoints Gerry Ahern as US content lead June 14, 2019 Strong Q3 US trading sees Gambling.com edge ahead November 21, 2019
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to the weekend’s big races, reveals what impact Tiger Wood’s withdrawal has had on the odds for America to beat Europe in next month’s Ryder Cup, and says he expects England to wrap up a Test series victory against India.He also discusses the fight for the Premier League title and claims Liverpool, at 12/1, look to have been written off as they bid to go one better than last season and finish top of the pile.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast