Taking place in St. Petersburg and Boca Raton on consecutive nights, January 14-15, the Sunshine Music Festival has put together a great lineup for their initial announcement. Headlining the event will be host band Tedeschi Trucks Band, who return to the local Florida event to give what is sure to be a soulful performance.Joining them on the lineup are a number of incredible musicians, including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, Dave Mason, Railroad Earth, North Mississippi Allstars, and Greyhounds. The full festival takes place over two days in two venues, including Vinoy Park in St. Pete on January 14th and Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on the 15th.Tickets go on sale September 26th, and more information can be found here. The full lineup poster is copied below.
“We are ready to make more similar investments in the near future,” he said.Last month, the pension firm said it had earmarked up to SEK5bn (€548m) to support Swedish firms in need of new equity through the pandemic.Flodén also said that early in the year, AMF had started adjusting the risk level in its portfolio when it saw signs of market disruption, and had since worked purposefully to make sure savers got through the crisis as well as possible.“Thanks to that, we now have the freedom to invest in good companies with long-term profitable business models,” he said.As examples of such investments that AMF had made this spring, the pension fund cited a SEK140m investment in Stena Renewable’s expansion of Swedish wind power and a SEK280m investment in online grocer MatHem.Flodén said: “A great strength for AMF has been the foundation we have laid down in the last 10 years with a steadily growing proportion of real estate, unlisted companies, forestry and infrastructure in the portfolio.”For the three months from January to March, AMF reported a total investment return of -6.4% compared with 5% this time last year, attributing the investment losses to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including falling stock markets and the impact on large swathes of industry and trade.Sweden’s economy has been hit by falls in consumer demand in certain areas, despite the mildness of its infection-limiting social restrictions compared to other European countries.The fund reported a fall in total assets under management to SEK622bn by the end of March, from SEK632bn this time last year, with its solvency ratio dipping to 175% from 185% in Q1 2019.The pension fund said its average annual return over the past five years was 4.3% versus 7.4% this time last year.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Blue-collar pensions heavyweight AMF has already started making good on its recent pledge to recapitalise Swedish companies under pressure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its interim results statement.On top of this, the Swedish pension fund – the country’s second largest – said adjusting risk levels early in the year had allowed it to invest in firms which are able to expand despite the economic slump.Tomas Flodén, AMF’s chief investment officer, said: “As a major owner, we have both a responsibility and an interest in ensuring that long-term viable companies remain and are competitive even when the pandemic is over.”In line with that, he said, the pension fund had committed to a big part of Scandic Hotels’ SEK1.75bn equity issue at the end of April.
Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says Premier League clubs have yet to settle on protocols to ensure a safe return to playing during the coronavirus pandemic.The league is trying to find a way to resume in June but group practice sessions have not yet started.Purslow tells talkSPORT radio that “we haven’t got to the crucial protocols that relate to actually playing football. Until we crack the code of making our great contact sports safe then the conversation we’re having is hypothetical.”Aston Villa has joined Brighton and West Ham in expressing public opposition to the current “Project Restart” plan that would see all remaining games played at neutral stadiums.Purslow says “we have six home games left to play so any Villa fan would agree that giving up that advantage is a massive decision for somebody running Aston Villa and I certainly wouldn’t agree to that unless the circumstances are right.” The push to resume has faced a backlash. There have been at least 11 positive tests of players and staff since testing began last week and Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou was suspended after posting a video showing social distancing measures being flouted at the club.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: PSG makes a donation to Action Against Hunger Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Paris Saint-Germain has donated 100,000 euros ($108,000) to the Action Against Hunger charity amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The money provides charity workers helping those at risk with protective equipment such as surgical masks, goggles, gloves, gowns, gels and thermometers.The Parc des Princes has been operating as a support base for the charity in the Greater Paris region.PSG says club volunteers have helped charity staff “make, assemble and store hygiene kits and health equipment for those most at risk.” More than 2,000 people have benefited from hygiene and household kits.PSG president Nasser al-Khelaïfi says the charity’s “wide-ranging work in many fields is more essential than ever.”___ Villa is in next-from-last place in the Premier League and two points from safety with 10 games remaining.___German soccer could be cleared to resume when Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with the governors of the country’s 16 states.The dpa news agency reports that May 15 and 22 are being considered by the federal government as start dates for the Bundesliga.The league has introduced blanket coronavirus testing at clubs and is eager to finish the season by the end of June. That is when some player contracts expire. May 6, 2020
Let the second half begin.The fields at Lakeside once again have gone from dormant to a beehive of activity as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off its second half of the 2010 House League season. Nelson Youth Soccer, boasting the largest registration players of all the minor sports groups in the Heritage City, concluded the summer hiatus with games and practices in all age groups last week. Saturday, of course, was the traditional Soccer Saturday with all of the mini players seeing action at the older Lakeside Pitch. The fall season concludes in early October with playoffs in most divisions. The U12 and U 14 girl’s championship matches are set for Thursday, September 30 while the U12 and U14 boy’s title game go Saturday, October 2. Both U17 finals will be played Monday, October 4. All games are set for the Lakeside Pitch. To wrap up the season Nelson Youth Soccer executive is hosting the Fabulous Italian Feast Banquet on Wednesday, October 6. There are two meal gatherings — U10 and U12 divisions are up first followed by U14 and U17 teams. The NYS annual general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. in the Baker Street Best Western. This is an opportunity for parents and players to shape the future of youth soccer in Nelson.
Hockey fans looking to check out the Nelson Leafs this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season can pretty much pick any Friday or Saturday from September to February to see the Green and White in action.Those two days of the week offer the best choice as Nelson plays no less than 20 of the team’s 26 home games on Friday and Saturday — 10 on each day.“I really like our schedule,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily earlier this month.“We only play two games at home to start the season (in September) so it will be good to get out on the road and have the boys bond as a team.”Unlike last season when Nelson played 11 of its first 19 games at home — more than a third of the season in the first seven weeks — and nine games during the final three weeks of the regular campaign, the Leafs have a more balanced schedule.Nelson opens the season in mid-September with a two-game, home-and-home series against rival Castlegar Rebels. Leaf fans get a chance to see the defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday, September 29 at the NDCC Arena.Nelson has two mid-week games on Wednesday along with the traditional New Year’s Eve contest, this season against Beaver Valley. The other home games are on Sunday.The Leafs open training camp on the upcoming season Friday, August 31 at the NDCC Arena for three days.Maida expects approximately 30 players in camp.Exhibition season opens for Nelson Tuesday, September 4 at home against Beaver Valley.The Leafs have scheduled four pre-season games, two each against Castlegar and Beaver Valley.ICE CHIPS: KIJHL training camps should fit in just fine now that the BCHL has moved up their schedule. Last year camps of both leagues were held as the same time, forcing KIJHL coaches to wait longer for Tier II cuts to fill our Junior B rosters. BCHL camps are currently running with the Tier II season opening September 8th, a full week ahead of the KIJHL. Trail plays four exhibition games — August 28 and 29 in the Silver City against Prince George and August 31 and September 1 against Merritt.
The Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar took the longest way possible to capturing the Senior Men’s Kootenay Playdowns Sunday in Kimberley.The team of Nichol, third Bill Van Yzerloo and second Gary Beaudry and lead Barry Marsh, both of Nelson, defeated the Ken McHargue rink twice — in the B final and A-B final — to claim the title. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by naming the rink Team of the Week.The rink now represents the zone at the BC Senior Men’s Championships February 17-22 in Port Alberni.
It’s seemed like only yesterday that Sr. Grand Master Edward B. Sell and his lovely wife Brenda were sitting in the Nelson Covenant Church basement on Stanley Street eager to test members of the Kootenay Martial Arts School.More than 20 years later, Kootenay Martial Arts, under the guidance of the Sells and the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association, has grown into a dominant fixture of Taekwondo in BC.And what better way to recognize the achievements than to have Kootenay Martial Arts Senior Instructor Dean Seminoff host Sr. Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell during upcoming testing beginning Thursday at Trafalgar Middle School.“Grand Master (Brenda) Sell is a 9th Dan black belt and the second highest ranked woman on the planet in Taekwondo,” said Kootenay Martial Arts Master Dean Siminoff. “She is in Nelson to test 11 new black belts, members of KMA which is beginning its 16th consecutive year of teaching the best in martial arts.”The fact that Sell is going to be at the weekend celebration is nothing short of a miracle.After losing husband Edward to cancer after 41 years of marriage, as well as experiencing a host of other personal setbacks, Sell was diagnosed with breast cancer.“My first reaction was not to have treatment,” she said.However, following careful thought Sell decided to fight this disease head on.“When I made the decision to fight, I knew I must focus on my faith,” Sell explained. “Faith sees beyond your circumstances and has focus on the outcome — going through the process.”“I never saw myself as a victim or gave into feeling sorry for myself,” Sell added. “I made a decision to see myself well, to do things I knew were important to coming out of this and protecting my faith.”Sell turned to exercise, which helped during the grief and treatment of breast cancer. At times, it was difficult to keep going, but Sell knew giving up was “not” an option.At one stage during chemotherapy she became seriously ill.Doctors explained how close Sell came to losing her battle.“Doctors told me, “if it has not been for my physical condition of your body from Taekwondo training, you would have died”,’ she said.Kootenay Martial Arts, with its main Dojang in Nelson along with sister facilities in South Slocan and Castlegar, is part of the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association — a leader in modern Taekwondo for the past 50 years.This Christian influence of the school helps people develop spiritually as well as physically and mentally.Thursday, the Kootenay Martial Arts hosts its’ “Best of the Best” Student Black Belt Graduation at Trafalgar Middle School Gymnasium.GM Sell will be present to oversee much of the testing.Friday, it’s Women of Strength and Resilience at the Covenant Church on Stanley Street.This is an evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., of sharing with local women as well as GM Sell sharing their personal life journeys.It’s been a long time since Siminoff, a 6th degree Black Belt, founded the school in the Nelson area.During this time, the school has promoted more than 100 Black Belts to first Dan.Thursday adds a few more to the KMA achieves..
Why aren’t the White Sox faithful a bunch of tormented crybabies like the Boston Red Sox fans when they’ve had to wait longer for a world title? Nice observation, Affleck. The Red Sox ended an 86-year drought last season, but the White Sox have waited 88 years now — since 1917, just before Julio Franco’s rookie season. If you were really observant, you’d note that umpire Doug Eddings, whose call helped the White Sox start their four-game win streak against the Angels, wears No. 88. Of course, the crosstown Cubs haven’t won a Series title since 1908, and are still blaming Steve Bartman and an old billy goat for their woes, but we digress. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Is it in the cards for another wild-card to win it all? Pay attention to recent history. The ‘Stros will try to become the fourth consecutive wild-card winner to capture the title, following the Angels (’02), Florida Marlins (’03) and Boston Red Sox (’04). It’s one of those kooky trends we don’t even pretend to understand, like why they keep making “Survivor.” Is this really the last time we’ll see Roger Clemens pitch in the World Series? A definite maybe. But then we thought he was walking off the field for the last time a couple years back in Miami when he was with the Yankees. Listen, the guy’s 43 — as old as the Astros’ franchise — but led the majors with a 1.87 ERA. In seven World Series starts, he’s 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA. He hangs around any longer, he’ll be pitching against his son. Which of the White Sox players is ripe for taking a bribe to throw the series? What are you trying to do, open up another “Black Sox Scandal?” We all learned that valuable lesson from watching “Eight Men Out,” and it wasn’t just that D.B. Sweeney couldn’t pull off Shoeless Joe Jackson as well as Charlie Sheen played Hap Flesch. Never, ever, ever associate with gamblers (right, Mr. Rose?) because that black mark from 1919 hasn’t gone away from the Southside of Chicago. Is it just a rumor, or do the White Sox actually have a bullpen? What in the name of Bobby Thigpen do you think? Take Bobby Jenks, the former Angels property who came up at midseason. He’s the closer now, pushing aside Dustin Hermanson. Team GM Ken Williams compares Jenks’ impact to when the Angels called up Frankie Rodriguez before the 2002 World Series run. And look out for Orlando Hernandez, aka El Duque, who won nine games as the No. 5 starter and came up big in the ALDS against the Red Sox. Who are the key celebrity fans supporting each team, as if it really matters? We’ve seen enough of former President Bush and his wife Barbara in prime seats during Astros games. But to the White Sox, star power doesn’t matter. Team owner Jerry Reinsdorf turned down a ticket request from John Cusack, who was a big Cubs supporter during their playoff run two years ago. “I think we’ve been successful in branding this team a certain way and maybe that Hollywood, sunglasses, jet set isn’t really the look that the White Sox are all about,” Reinsdorf has said. Which ump will mess up the big call? Angel Hernandez. Guaranteed. Even though this is his second Series assignment, Hernandez is notorious for making himself the focal point of a game. Go to any baseball blog site and look at how many times he’s irked fans by running managers or players for no reason. Hernandez may be no Angels, but Joe West, named to be the crew chief, also has made it into the top five of a recent Sports Illustrated player polls naming the worst umpires in the game. Hernandez starts the series on the right-field line, so he won’t work his way around to the plate until later. But West is behind the plate tonight and could set the tone. You’ve been warned. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The chic pick may be Chicago, but who’s to say Houston can’t do it? Either way, there’s no reason to question why tuning into the 102nd World Series should be worth watching, starting with tonight’s Game 1. Still, we’re here to provide answers to your inquisitive nature.
Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, who has been snapped up by Newcastle, shows off his impressive array of skills. The 20-year-old West Londoner played for various non-League clubs and was on trial at Chelsea before securing a move to St James’ Park. For more footage of El-Mhanni and other young players, see FFDTVOnline’s YouTube channel and their Instagram page.See also:Chelsea give trial to non-League wingerChelsea trialist scores in Under-21 winChelsea trialist features in Under-21 gameFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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