A full gallery of images can be seen below: The show opened with a set from Shaky Feelin’, before the Playground crew came in and got things done. Be sure to check out Cosmik Playground at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs, NY on July 3rd, as the band will be performing post-Phish at SPAC. While the July 3rd lineup will feature different players, it’s looking like a great time playing some of the best music. For tickets and more details, you can head here.Photographer Steve Rose was at the show last time; check out some images from the Zappa affair: A Frank Zappa-themed super group called Cosmik Playground got together for a Frank Zappa tribute show at St. Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA, last night! With Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Arthur Barrow (Frank Zappa) and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) holding it down, this show was a tight-knit tribute to one of the best musicians around. Load remaining images
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Shane Duffy has described the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup Qualifier against Serbia on Tuesday as “a huge game” following the 1-1 draw with Georgia.The Brighton defender headed Ireland ahead after just four minutes in Tbilisi on Saturday night but Georgia equalised before half-time.It leaves Serbia, who beat Moldova 3-0, two points clear at the top of Group D with third-placed Wales two points behind Ireland. Photo © Pixabay Duffy remains upbeat and feels Georgia are a better side then their results suggest:
If you were hoping to set sail in the coming months, you could be out of luck.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that it has banned cruising in U.S. waters until at least Oct. 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The agency extended its no-sail order for cruises, which was set to expire July 24, for the second time in recent months, amid continued virus outbreaks on cruise ships.Companies that are members of the cruise industry lobbying group Cruise Lines International Association, including Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Group, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, MSC Cruises, Disney Cruise Line and Virgin Voyages, had already cancelled all of their sailings through at least Sept. 14.Meanwhile, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line had cancelled its cruises through Aug. 28. Although the last cruise passengers disembarked in early June, thousands of crew members are still awaiting repatriation without pay.In addition, some crew members are still contracting COVID-19 on board.Since March 1, cruise companies have reported a total of 2,973 COVID-19 or COVID-like illnesses to the CDC on cruise ships in U.S. waters and 34 COVID-19 deaths, according to the agency.About 1,000 of those confirmed and suspected cases, and one of the deaths – a crew member on the Disney’s “Wonder” ship – have occurred since June 23, according to records.The CDC clarified that the confirmed and suspected cases were part of 99 outbreaks on 123 different cruise ships.According to U.S. Coast Guard data, there are 67 ships in and around U.S. waters, with 14,702 crew members onboard, as of July 10.
Unidentified Northwestern football players walk between their locker room and McGaw Hall, where voting is taking place on the student athlete union question Friday, April 25, 2014, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — In a historic vote, Northwestern University football players cast secret ballots Friday on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes — a decision that could change the landscape of American amateur sports.“You got to give the people what they want!” one of the players shouted at reporters, who were kept away from the players as they entered a campus building to vote. Some waved and another showed off some dance moves.The results of the closely watched vote will not be known for some time. After two rounds of voting on this 19,000-student campus, the ballot boxes were sealed and will remain so for weeks, months, perhaps even years as the university challenges the effort to unionize the team.Still, some of those behind the push were already celebrating, saying that even if a union is voted down, the campaign has the power to change things.“We’re one step closer to a world where college athletes are not stuck with sports-related medical bills, do not lose their scholarships when they are injured, are not subject to unnecessary brain trauma and are given better opportunities to complete their degree,” said former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, who helped lead the effort with the help of the United Steelworkers.The full National Labor Relations Board has agreed to hear the Northwestern’s appeal of a regional director’s March ruling that the players are university employees and thus can unionize. Ballots will remain impounded until that process is finished, and perhaps until after any court fight that might follow a decision.Supporters say a union would help athletes obtain better compensation, medical care for injuries and other benefits. One day before the vote, the NCAA endorsed a plan that would give big schools like Northwestern much more autonomy to address such issues for its athletes.None of the players participating in the voting stopped to talk with reporters, but the excitement of some was evident as they waved or thrust their arms into the air in view of TV news cameras. Sophomore Michael Odom, 20, said he quit the team a couple months ago because the demands of playing football were detracting from his studies for a journalism degree. Though he wasn’t eligible to vote, he called a union “long overdue” and had heard from his former teammates they felt pressured to vote against it.“I don’t know if intimidation is the word I’d use. I think that’s a little strong. I know a lot of my teammates have been influenced by former players as well as coaches and officials at the university,” Odom said, adding that parents got emails from university officials urging them to press their children to vote no.“It seems like things are kind of leaning toward ‘no,’” he said of the overall vote. “I think a lot of them have been successfully talked out of voting yes.”Last month’s decision by NLRB’s regional director sent shockwaves through college sports, prompting criticism from the NCAA, Northwestern and athletic departments nationwide. While the ruling would apply only to private universities — they are subject to federal labor law while public schools are under state law — many saw the decision as a first step toward the end of the traditional “student-athlete” era.Seventy-six scholarship football players were eligible to cast ballots. The rules under which the ballots were impounded don’t even allow them to be counted, so it was not known how many actually voted.Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, which would represent the players at the bargaining table if the pro-union side prevails, said just having the vote take place was a victory.“The NCAA cannot vacate this moment in history and its implications for the future,” he said.Donald Remy, chief legal officer for the NCAA, said the organization remained steadfast that college athletes are not employees.“Whatever concerns or issues one may have with college athletics, turning student-athletes into employees and changing the relationship between students and their universities is certainly not the answer,” he said. “For nearly three years, NCAA member schools have worked on specific proposals designed to enhance the student-athlete experience and support their success in the classroom, on the field and in life.”Huma, a former UCLA linebacker, had accused the university of using scare tactics to thwart the effort. Northwestern sent a 21-page question-and-answer document to the players outlining the problems it sees with forming a union. In it, Northwestern said it hoped unionization would not lead to player strikes in the event of a dispute — but that if it did, replacement players could be brought in to cross picket lines.Northwestern spokesman Alan Cubbage denied any suggestion that the university engaged in an unfair campaign of intimidation, saying the school was careful to stick to NLRB guidelines while getting across its position.Cubbage noted that Northwestern already offers its football players four-year scholarships and medical benefits that are extended to cover players for a year after they’ve left the team and sometimes longer.“We are truly serious about continuing the conversation,” he said. “Regardless of what happened today on the vote, our intention is that — or our hope certainly is — that Northwestern is going to be a leader in discussing those issues that have come to the forefront.”
Last season the Dam Inn Mates looked very impressive in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League Final.The Mates continued that impressive showing Sunday as Dam Inn opened the 2012 season with a lopsided 29-6 victory over Castlegar at the Mount Sentinel Field. In the other game on opening day, the Brewers defeated Nelson Hour Glass by forfeit.The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League is a four-team league and plays Sundays at Mount Sentinel.Game times are 11a.m. and 1 p.m.Sunday the Mates meet Brewers at 1 p.m. while Hour Glass battles Castlegar in the preliminary game at 11 a.m.