Scott Metzger, Jason Crosby And More Highlight Upcoming NYC Benefit Show

first_imgThe third annual Tree of Life benefit will take place on February 25th, 2017 at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Ferncliff Manor, Inc., a unique residential school and housing facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities located in Yonkers, NY. Tree of Life 3 will bring together some of the jam scene’s most talented musicians–including Scott Metzger, Jason Crosby and more–for seven sets of music featuring special collaborations and guest appearances. Tickets are available here.You can check out the full list of scheduled performances below:SET 1: Sunshine Becker* of Furthur will be joined by various friends and special guests performing as the Sunshine Garcia Band.SET 2: Jason Crosby, a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band who has played with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews will be joined by various friends and special guests.SET 3: Elliot Peck, (Midnight North) and Jesse Bardwell (The Quimby Mountain Band) will join together as Peck and Penn, playing an eclectic brand of original music.SET 4: Katie Jacoby, a diverse electric and acoustic violinist who tours with Ed Palermo’s Big Band will be performing a featured mini set.SET 5: Alexander Nelson (Walking Spanish) will be performing a duet with a special guest and will be joined by various friends.SET 6: Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, will front his band WOLF!, a unique instrumental trio that includes Jon Shaw and Taylor Floreth. Jon Shaw recently played on Bob Weir’s 2016 album and tour. Taylor Floreth, a versatile drummer/percussionist, has shared the stage with Chris Barron, Franki Valli, Bill Sims Jr and many more.SET 7: Tree of Life Band will combine all the performing “friends” and special guests for the traditional late night Tree of Life Band jam.Other featured friends will include Alex Jordan (Midnight North, Cubensis)and Chris Crosby (Danke Baby).For ticket sales, information and sponsorship opportunities visit www.ferncliffmanor.orglast_img read more

Smoking cannabis increases risk of cancer – researchers

first_imgOneNews 19 September 2014Smoking cannabis may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users researchers say.A recent study into the effects of smoking cannabis carried out by researchers at the University of Otago has found that heavy smoking of cannabis for 20 years or more may increase the risk of lung cancer.The study found that more than one joint every two days for 20 years may increase the smoker’s risk.University of Otago’s Associate Professor Brian Cox, says it cames as no surprise that cannabis smoking causes lung cancer due to the high use of the drug in New Zealand compared to other countries.“These findings are consistent with previous observations that smoking cannabis has a similar mixture of toxic products of combustion as cigarette smoking and that higher concentrations are likely to deposit in the lung due to cannabis smokers breathing in the smoke more deeply, and holding their breath longer,” he says.He added that the findings from the study suggest that public health programmes to reduce smoking may need to include greater initiatives to reduce cannabis smoking especially among young people. read more

FSI strengthens the Nucleus of its fantasy sports platform

first_img Fantasy Sports Interactive FSI expands horizons with AfricaBet partnership June 22, 2018 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Jamie Reeves – Fplbet – The DFS recipe for success January 30, 2017 SBC-QT: Does football and betting go hand-in-hand? March 15, 2019 Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI), the first company to introduce fantasy football betting services in Europe via its Bet4theBest brand, will support a whole new range of fantasy offerings through FSI Nucleus.As the name suggests, this new product will form the nucleus of FSI’s offering, featuring a triple-Core System (Scoring – Team Creation – Live Updates) that feeds all FSI concepts. The unique architecture of Nucleus has been designed to enable optimal operational flexibility across various fantasy formats including the company’s standard Daily Fantasy Sports Lobby, Original FSI Fantasy Management Format and Exclusive FSI Fantasy Sports Offerings (Fantasy MVP, Fixed-Odds-Fantasy and varieties). Ultimately, Nucleus has been put in place to power a complete Fantasy Sports suite which can be offered as a standalone platform or as a variety of individual fantasy gaming offerings, depending on the customer’s needs.It is accompanied by the FSI Control Center, a powerful management, monitoring and data tool, while a complete back-office system for the entire FSI suite gives operators full control through a powerful and user-friendly Admin Console.These operators can now base their business planning on trusted, goal-oriented data reports and offerings they can control directly, without the need for a third-party.Maria Arnidou, FSI’s Marketing & Communications Manager, said: “Nucleus is the result of non-stop work and inspiration stemming from FSI’s hands-on B2C experience, and our valuable partners’ feedback throughout daily B2B operation and R&D. “It is the upgraded FSI gaming core, designed to back both standard Fantasy formats and FSI’s exclusive ones. As we seek to Raise Your Game, it is only natural that we first – and constantly – raise our own.”Next to standard fantasy pool game formats, the company has launched original concepts of Instant Fantasy games ever since the open beta phase of its B2C brand, Bet4theBest, in 2013-14.The introduction of the world-first fixed-odds-fantasy concept at ICE London 2019 further extended FSI’s product suite, turning the need for flexibility to a solid core system able to feed, connect and support a whole range of fantasy offerings.last_img read more

Mo Farah wins 3,000m at Anniversary Games in London

first_imgFour-time Olympic champion Mo Farah enjoyed the perfect tune-up ahead of the World Championships with a trademark victory in the 3,000m at the Anniversary Games.The 34-year-old was pushed hard by Spain’s Adel Mechaal, but his final-lap pace proved decisive as he came home in seven minutes 35.15 seconds.Farah will attempt a third successive world 5,000m-10,000m double in August.Elsewhere, Britain’s Laura Muir finished second in the women’s mile.Muir came in behind Kenya’s Olympic silver medallist Hellen Obiri and also missed out on a new British record by six hundredths of a second at the Games, held as part of the Diamond League calendar.Farah puts difficult week behind him Farah once again denied any wrongdoing on Thursday after computer hackers had revealed some of his blood samples had initially been flagged as suspicious. The samples were later cleared on further investigation by governing body the IAAF.Despite a week of difficult questions, Farah was assured of an universally positive welcome at the London Stadium, the scene of his thrilling 2012 Olympic distance double and the venue for next month’s World Championships.While Andrew Butchart kept in range of Farah to finish third in a new Scottish record, the cheers were for the Briton as he held off European indoor champion Mechaal in a season’s best time.”I love London, there’s no place like home. I have to stay focused the next three weeks,” Farah told BBC Sport.”Other things don’t distract me. I’m only in control of my legs. Never will I fail a test. “I run year after year with joy and there’s not much more you can do. I love being on the podium, hearing the anthem and making people proud to be British.”Analysis – ‘Tactical master Farah intimidates rivals’BBC Radio 5 live athletics commentator Mike CostelloMo Farah is still the man to beat over 5,000m and 10,000m at the World Championships, as much because of his aura as anything. The best in any sport tends to intimidate as well as dominate. When his competitors stand on the start line with him, his very presence is enough to frighten them into a loss of form.We’ve seen time and again that tactically he’s a master. If he is not to be victorious at the Worlds, it will be a case where Mo Farah loses rather than somebody else wins.  Muir falls short of record but proves pointMuir’s mark of 4:18.03 was half a second outside of Zola Budd’s 32-year-old British mile record, but her display confirmed her return to form and fitness before the World Championships in four weeks’ time.After clocking a 800m personal best in Lausanne on her comeback from a stress fracture in her foot, Muir looked set to add to her five British records, including the 1500m mark set at the Anniversary Games last year, as the field set off at a fierce pace.However, Obiri came through strong in the final 200m to pull away from her rival as Muir’s lack of race sharpness showed. Muir’s hopes of running both the 1500m and 5,000m at the World Championships, which were called into doubt by British Athletics performance director Neil Black last month, now look like being realised.Asher-Smith takes knock to Worlds hopesOlympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson won her contest with world 200m champion Dafne Schippers over the shorter distance, coming home in 10.94 to maintain her unbeaten run in 2017.Britons Asha Philip and Daryll Neita finished sixth and seventh respectively.However, Dina Asher-Smith fell short of the final with time running out for the British record-holder to prove her fitness to the selectors before the World Championships. The 21-year-old suffered a foot fracture earlier this year and ran outdoors for the first time in 2017 last weekend.”Obviously I would have liked to have gone a lot faster, and I would have liked to put a better race together, but I’m happy to have come through it healthy,” she said after her time of 11.51, more than half a second off her personal best.”I’m confident with some more training and some more work in me that things will be on the up.”The British team will be selected on Monday with Philip and Neita assured of their 100m spots.Thompson wins wearing trainers  Much of the chat afterwards was about the choice of footwear chosen by Jamaican Thompson as she romped to victory.Although she did not wear conventional running spikes, the 25-year-old said she had to go for a modified form of trainers in the event.”The spikes I have I am not confident with and hurt my Achilles so I am running in flats,” she said.”They have spikes but they are very petite. They are built especially for me and made lighter.”Her performance impressed those on social media.Leo said on Twitter: “Elaine Thompson has just casually mocked the world’s fastest sprinters by winning her 100m in 10.94 into a headwind. WEARING TRAINERS.”James Truscott added: “Elaine Thompson is queen and this is proof of it! Running in trainers at the #AnniversaryGames like it’s some school sports day.”Bosworth turns world beaterBritain’s Tom Bosworth set a new world record in the rarely-raced men’s mile walk, beating the previous 17-year-old mark by five seconds in a winning time of 5:31.08.The 27-year-old, who finished sixth in the 20km at Rio 2016, said that he wanted to produce a special performance to mark race walking’s Diamond League debut.”With about 500m to go I thought ‘is the maths wrong, is that happening?’,” he said.”In athletics, you’ve got to have characters and personality and I think today was a great advert for racewalking.”Hughes makes claim for GB spotDalilah Muhammad, Rio 2016 champion and the fastest women in the world this year, suffered defeat in the 400m hurdles as she struggled to shake off an injury that saw her fail to finish in Lausanne earlier in the week.The American came home in sixth as Jamaica’s Janieve Russell won in 54.02, with Britain’s Eilidh Doyle fourth.Chris O’Hare backed up his victory in last weekend’s British championships with the first Diamond League success of his career, finishing strongly to overtake Kenya’s Vincent Kibet in the home straight and finish in 3:34.75.British champion Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake finished fourth in the 200m behind a trio of Americans led by Ameer Webb.Zharnel Hughes beat Danny Talbot to fifth place to strengthen his claims, in the absence of the injured Adam Gemili, to the third discretionary spot in the British World Championships team.GB heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson came fourth in the long jump with a season’s best leap of 6.75m but finished last in her 100m hurdles heat.British champion Morgan Lake finished seventh in the high jump, with Olympic champion Ruth Beitia also fouling out at 1.90m.Allyson Felix, of the USA, set a new world-leading time for the year with 49.65 in the women’s 400m, while Botswana’s Nijel Amos did the same to win the 800m in 1:43.18.American Kendra Harrison, who set the world record at the meeting last year, won the 100m hurdles in 12.39, but was pushed hard by resurgent Australian Sally Pearson in a season’s best 12.48.Olympic champion Aries Merritt took the 110m hurdles in a season’s best, with Britain’s David Omoregie back in a disappointing eighth. Fellow Rio 2016 gold medallist Kerron Clement beat the British Virgin Islands’ Kyron McMaster, the fastest man in the world this year, in a thrilling finish in the 400m hurdles, winning in 48.02.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, October 29, 2013:•8:30 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute by known subjects in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•9 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 600 block S. Fair, Wellington.•10:22 a.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 400 block Circle Dr, Wellington.•1:11 p.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.•2:41 p.m. Lisa M. Roberts, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration.•4:04 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt by a known subject in the 1300 block N. C, Wellington.•8:46 p.m. Trumell B. Payton, 49, Westlake, La. was arrested, charged and confined with driving while license is suspended, no proof of insurance and noise violation.last_img read more