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Wanee Announces Pre-Party Tribute To Butch Trucks With His Freight Train Band & Special Guests

first_imgWanee Music Festival is the annual gathering of Allman Brothers Band family and friends at the amazing Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Florida. When the band called it quits in 2014, the festival continued with headlining slots from members of the band and their respective groups. Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band were scheduled to perform at the Wednesday pre-party, with Les Brers in a headlining slot over the weekend. With the sudden passing of drummer and bandleader Butch Trucks, fans wondered who would replace the two slots.Now, the festival announces that The Freight Train Band will perform their previously-scheduled slot with special guests and brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson from North Mississippi Allstars. The band will close out the night after the New Orleans Suspects, Crazy Fingers, Ben Sparaco Band, Matt Reynolds, and Brothers & Sisters start the party.While no announcement has been made about the continuation of Les Brers, which features Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quiñones, and other ABB-family members, we expect, and hope for, an appropriate tribute for all attendees to enjoy.The festival will run from April 20th through the 22nd, at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Wanee will see headlining sets from Bob Weir (2 days), Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule and Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets).The full lineup includes Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Blackberry Smoke, Leftover Salmon (music of Neil Young), Matisyahu, The Greyboy Allstars, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu (music of David Bowie & Prince), DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, Marcus King Band, Yeti Trio and Brothers & Sisters.last_img read more

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Robbers Board Bulker off Indonesia, Threaten Seafarer

first_imgTwo robbers have boarded a bulk carrier and entered its steering gear room while the ship was underway some 4.7 nautical miles off the coast of Pulau Nipah, Indonesia.In the incident, which occurred in late afternoon hours on August 20, the perpetrators threatened the duty oiler with a knife, according to a report by ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB).Once they left the steering gear room the oiler immediately informed the 3/E who notified the bridge. The ship master noticed on the radar two small boats heading towards Indonesia.IMB added that the alarm was raised and the crew mustered. VTS Central Traffic Control was also informed.Furthermore, a warship responded and assisted the ship to an anchorage in Singapore, where it was boarded by relevant authorities for investigations.last_img read more

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USC ties with UCLA in rankings

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan USC ranked 23rd on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report National University Rankings, tying with Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, University of Virginia and Wake Forest University. Both USC and UCLA increased their rankings after tying for 24th place last year.“Universities that tie for the same place can be alike in some ways. For instance, USC and UCLA are both fairly large, research universities,” said Jerome Lucido, research professor of education and executive director of the USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. “But there are other universities that are not alike, such as Rochester and Caltech, that you find it hard to believe the same criteria can be used to rate its quality.”U.S. News and World Report  altered its methodology for determining the rankings this year, putting less emphasis on freshman academics and more emphasis on graduation rates.“Graduation rates are an important measure of commitment to student goals, an area where USC has excelled,” Lucido said. “This is one of the values of the rankings because universities commit to greater student success.”Lucido noted that though the rankings might seem like an easy, objective comparison of a wide variety of schools, they can overlook important factors that define a particular university.“The rankings are a statement of wealth and selectivity and less about quality,” Lucido said. “Frankly, you can’t tell if one institution is better than another. Students should look at the character and environment of the school as well. People use [the rankings] for reassurance and external validation.”Some students agreed with Lucido that rankings are not the best way to determine a school’s quality.“I do think rankings are a little important because a lot of students tend to make their decisions based on it even though they’re not the best predictor of a school,” said Achyuth Sriram, a junior majoring in neuroscience. “If we are tied with a good school, it can help us. I think the rankings are important -— but only for prospective students, not for students who already go here.”Many students felt USC’s improvement in the rankings over the past few years reflects well on the school.“Hopefully this increase in rank is only the beginning of USC’s rise to the top,” said Kevin Liu, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering.last_img read more

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Lokosa, Nwankwo Make Super Eagles World Cup List

first_imgA quintuple of Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Joel Obi and Tyrone Ebuehi who are recuperating from injury also made the lists.The team is scheduled to take on DR Congo on May 28, before moving out to England to take on Three Lions in Wembley stadium on June 2 and Czech Republic on June 6.Full list:Goalkeepers:Francis UzohoIkechukwu EzenwaDaniel AkpeyiDele Ajiboye.Defenders:Leon BalogunWilliam Troost- EkongKenneth OmeruoBrian IdowuElderson EchejileShehu AbdulahiOla AinaTyrone EbuehiStephen EzeChidozie Awaziem.Midfielders:Mikel ObiJoel ObiOgenyi OnaziMikel AguEtebo OghenekaroJohn OguUche AgoWilfred Ndidi.Attackers:Odion IghaloAhmed MusaMoses SimonVictor MosesJunior LokosaSimeon NwankwoAlex IwobiKelechi IheanachShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram (NAN)The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL )leading top scorer Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo are the new faces that graced the 30 man provisional list released by Gernot Rohr ahead of the World Cup.Kano Pillars forward Lokosa recording 18 goals as at Match day 21 is getting his first call up as well as Crotone of Italy striker Nwankwo.last_img read more

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Nike Pulls Betsy Ross Flag Shoe After Anthem-Kneeler Kaepernick Complains

first_imgNike is pulling shoes with an early American flag design after former NFL player Colin Kaepernick complained.The Wall Street Journal reports the former 49ers quarterback told Nike he and others consider the Betsy Ross flag offensive because it was flown at a time when slavery was common in a number of states. The flag with 13 stars in a circle on a blue field, and 13 red and white stripes, was flown during the Revolutionary War and early days of the U.S.Nike had planned to release the shoes in celebration of the Fourth of July.last_img read more

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Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo Center getting $45 million makeover; to be renamed after Chuck Cooper

first_imgChuck Cooper (Courtesy Photo Duquesne University)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Duquesne is giving the A.J. Palumbo Center a major makeover after the upcoming basketball season.The school announced Tuesday that the reimagined 30-year-old arena will be named UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse after former Duquesne basketball player Chuck Cooper. Cooper played for the Dukes from 1947-1950 before becoming the first African-American to be drafted by an NBA team. The Boston Celtics selected Cooper in the second round.The renovation is expected to begin in March and cost an estimated $45 million. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020-21 season. The school did not say where the Dukes would play in the meantime.The Palumbo Center opened in 1988 and serves as the home for the Duquesne men’s and women’s basketball teams. While the updated arena will have wider concourses, a new video board and upgrades to premium seats, capacity is expected to stay around 4,400.___More AP college basketball: https://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

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West Virginia State University to name street for Earl Lloyd

first_imgINSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) _ West Virginia State University is honoringIn this April 1955 file photo, Fort Wayne\’s Mel Hutchins (9) and Syracuse\’s Earl Lloyd (11) reach for the ball during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was 86. Lloyd\’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. (AP Photo/File), the first African-American to play in an NBA game.The university will name a street on campus after Lloyd, who played professionally in the 1950s. The Nov. 9 ceremony will take place in the lobby of the D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center, where a statue honoring Lloyd stands. The new Earl Lloyd Way is located between the Convocation Center and the University’s tennis courts. The event is open to the public.Lloyd died in 2015. In 1950, with the Washington Capitols, he was the first African-American to play in an NBA game. Later, with the Syracuse Nationals, he became the first African-American player to win an NBA championship.Lloyd played at what was then called West Virginia State College in in the late 1940s.last_img read more

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Atlanta Hawks Community Basketball Court at Selena S. Butler Park Unveiled

first_imgMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms unveiled the new outdoor Atlanta Hawks community basketball court at Selena S. Butler Park, adjacent to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. Principal Owner Tony Ressler, CEO Steve Koonin, Head Coach Lloyd Pierce, first-year guard Trae Young, Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins and Atlanta Hawks Foundation Executive Director David Lee were all on site for the ceremony.Also in attendance were John Dargle, Jr., City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong as well as Dr. Elder Bernice King.“Dr. King’s legacy is one of service, selflessness and universal human dignity,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “The Atlanta Hawks’ investment in our communities continues his legacy, and Atlanta is fortunate to have a hometown team that gives so much to its neighbors and fans.”The Selena S. Butler Park outdoor courts mark the sixth Atlanta Hawks court renovation project completed in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation. These courts will be the first that feature a special black-and-gold color scheme marking the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Hawks. The unique color scheme also pays tribute and honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his contributions to the City of Atlanta and the country. Previous Atlanta Hawks basketball court renovations include Grant Park, Bessie Branham Park, William Walker Recreation Center, Coan Park and Central Park basketball courts.© Kat Goduco Photo“Thank you to the Atlanta Hawks, Dr. Elder Bernice King, and partners for being here today and for helping make this project a reality,” said John Dargle. “Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King and the recreation center and these courts represent his legacy. Through our work and our partnerships Atlanta Parks and Rec works to offer exceptional amenities, programs, and facilities to residents and visitors and these courts are an example of that.”“We are humbled to partake in honoring Dr. King and his legacy as our team celebrates 50 years in the city of Atlanta,” Steve Koonin said. “On behalf of our fans and our partners at the city, State Farm and UPS, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy than by putting a commemorative 50th anniversary court next to the MLK Recreation Center, and we are delighted to find another meaningful way to unite this city through the sport of basketball.”At the event, both State Farm and Goodr teamed up to provide a free pop-up grocery “store” for more than 100 seniors in attendance as part of the State Farm Neighborhood of Good activation. Hawks and UPS co-branded basketballs were handed out to the youth in attendance. UPS shipped and delivered the court.The event had special appearances from team mascot Harry The Hawk, the Hawks ATL Dancers and the Hawks’ Flight Crew. The brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity from Morehouse College also performed a step routine.In 2015, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation pledged to revamp 25 metro Atlanta basketball courts by 2020. These renovations will positively affect approximately 465,000 residents throughout Atlanta. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms continues to work to ensure our neighborhoods and communities thrive and provide world-class infrastructure and services.last_img read more

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