Robert Plant Reveals Extensive Spring Tour Schedule With The Sensational Space Shifters

first_imgRobert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters have announced a tour for the Spring that will take the former Led Zeppelin front man through the Southern U.S. The tour kicks off on March 4 when Plant and the Shape Shifters will play the first Okeechobee Music & Arts Festivals. Other tour stops include shows at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL, Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK and ACL Live at Moody Theater in Austin, TX.Says Plant in a prepared statement, “I’m always eager to return to the hospitality of the Southern states. Towns and cities that hold fond memories for me personally, places that gave birth to so much of the music I love.” Check below for full tour dates.Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Spring Tour3/4-6 Okeechobee, FL @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival3/6 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre3/7 Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre3/9 Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall3/10 Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre3/11 Shreveport, LA @ Shreveport Municipal Auditorium3/13 Cain’s Ballroom @ Tulsa, OK3/15 The Bomb Factory @ Dallas, TX3/17 San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts3/18 Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel Center Performing Arts Center3/20 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theaterlast_img read more

Berry sparkles at Crystal Bay

first_imgColin Greig – golfer of the month for January.PSC Golf from The Bunker BoysMonday, Jan. 29, Crystal Bay – Stableford1st Tony Berry (15) 40pts2nd Colin Greig (10) 39pts 3rd Richard Baldotto (23) 38pts4th Raleigh Gosney (18) 38pts5th Colin Lane (15) 37pts6th Takeshi Halozaki (15) 37ptsNear Pins: Les Cobban, Alan Harris, Greg Berry, Keith Hemmings.The biggest group of the year so far (31) assembled at the M Club for the trip to Crystal Bay and the second last game of the month.Our lead group was amazed to see the course marshal try to insert a couple of extra groups, not at the tenth tee as is common but this time on the seventh.  This provoked a serious adverse reaction from our lead group so the interlopers moved on to the eight hole.  Fortunately, they could play at a good pace and didn’t disturb the round.As usual at Crystal Bay scoring was of a high standard and some excellent cards were returned, none more so than Tony Berry who took the honors with forty points.  Colin Greig, keen to get his hands on another piece of glassware, took second place to maintain his very good recent form and Richard Baldotto recorded a good score of thirty-eight points to take third place.  Raleigh Gosney is showing good form in time for the defense of his Memorial Trophy and came fourth also with thirty-eight points.  Fifth and sixth places went to Colin Lane and Takeshi Hakozaki respectively.Wednesday, Jan. 31, Plutaluang – Stableford1st Mark Stanley (10) 37pts2nd Jimmy Carr (18) 35pts3rd Geoff Parker (14) 35pts4th Colin Lane (9) 35pts5th Alan Freeman (3) 35ptsNear Pins: Alan Sullivan, Alan Freeman, Colin Lane (2).The Thai Navy course is not a major drawcard for many for various reasons so a lower than expected group of twenty-two turned out for today’s round.  The North and West nines favored by most were the nines of choice today.  Most enjoy the layouts but the crabgrass is not to everyone’s taste.Mark Stanley in only his second game of this tour of duty took first place with a good score of thirty-seven points.  Second, to fifth places were all occupied with golfers on the same score of thirty-five points and only separated by count-back.As expected, despite not appearing on the leaderboard Colin Greig wrapped up the golfer of the month competition going back to back.Friday, Feb. 2,Mt. Shadow – Stableford1st Jimmy Carr (18) 39pts2nd Gerry Cooney (18) 35pts3rd Colin Lane (9) 35pts4th John Dean (12) 33pts5th Peter Allen (32) 32pts6th Neil Carter (14) 31ptsNear Pins: Alan Sullivan, Gerry Cooney, John Dean, Dave Maw.Just in time for the upcoming memorial tournament, Jimmy Carr hit sparkling form to record the highest score of the day with thirty-nine points, a real achievement on this course.  Second went to Gerry Cooney (now of the sore shoulder fame) with a good score of thirty-five points.  Colin Lane, playing his last game of this tour, was third on count-back also on thirty-five points.  We expect to see Colin back again in a few weeks with a bunch of his Aussie mates for another smash and grab raid.  John Dean took fourth with thirty-three points just ahead of Peter Allen in fifth and Neil Carter in sixth.last_img read more

Tigers’ tail sinks Vikings

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER WGCA District Division review – grand final BEACONSFIELD (9/243) maintained its top billing in District Division, sinking…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway’s Alex Lee Looking Forward to 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

first_imgAlex, who trains with Galway City Harriers and is ateacher in the Bish, has returned from camp in Portugal and flies out with theIrish team tomorrow week for the championships. Alex joined John Mulligan in studio to talk about his inclusion in the team. Alex Lee and John Mulligan in the studio following his interview on Fridayprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway native, Alex Lee, will make history as hebecomes Ireland’s first ever ‘blade runner’ when he competes for Ireland in the100m and 200m T64 heats at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai fromNovember 7th to November 15th.last_img read more

Irish horse racing raises €50,000 for Feed The Heroes

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Tiger Roll and Davy Russell, winners of the 2019 Randox Health Aintree Grand National An online auction of racing items and memorabilia donated by the Irish racing and breeding industry, has helped raise €50,000 for the Feed The Heroes organisation. The auction, promoted and managed by Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), raised €31,158 for Feed The Heroes, a not-for-profit voluntary organisation set up to fundraise to feed frontline hospital and emergency workers dealing with the Covid-19 health emergency. A Horse Racing Ireland donation helped make the final total of €50,000. The top lot was a Tiger Roll Aintree Grand National saddle cloth signed by Davy Russell and Gordon Elliott, which raised €4,100. The 36 auction lots included a Galway Festival course walk with Ruby Walsh, corporate hospitality at Longines Irish Champions Weekend, signed Al Boum Photo silks and a yard visit to Ger Lyons. Brian Kavanagh, CEO of Horse Racing Ireland, commented: “I would like to thank everyone for donating so generously. It is really heartening to see how the Irish racing and breeding industry has come together to support our online auction to raise money for Feed The Heroes. In these uncertain and worrying times, it’s brilliant to see such positivity and unity by everyone to support the amazing work of the frontline staff. Horse Racing Ireland is delighted to top up the money raised to €50,000 and we hope this donation can, in some small way, give practical support to all the nurses, doctors and carers on the Covid-19 frontline to whom we are eternally grateful.” last_img read more

IPL 8: Mandeep is a special talent, says Virat Kohli

first_imgAn elated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded the efforts of his team-mate Mandeep Singh saying he justified his team’s decision to rope him in from Kings XI Punjab.Mandeep played a brilliant knock in helping his side beat Rajasthan Royals by 71 runs in the IPL Eliminator at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Wednesday.Reeling at 55 for 3 at one stage Mandeep and South African AB de Villiers put on a 113-run partnership to help his side post 180 for 4 at the end of 20 over. Mandeep scored an unbeaten 54 of 34 balls.The Royals faltered in the chase and were bundled out for 109 in 19 overs.”We know AB (de Villiers) is the best batsman in the world, but that youngster (Mandeep) showed how special he is today and why we pulled him from Kings XI Punjab,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Speaking about the fitness of his pace spearhead, Kohli said: “He [Starc] is a professional and knows how to manage his workload. The 150 [km per hour] kind of effort was not needed, he is fit and good. He was just going through the motions towards the end.”The skipper added he was disappointed to have not made the cut last year but said he was looking forward to playing in the last two games of the tournament which includes the final, which they can get to by beating beat Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday.”In 2013 we did not qualify and that hurt. But this year we have played better cricket than the previous seasons. We have won crucial games, boys standing up and delivering for the team. A month and a half of good cricket and now it comes down to this – the last two games,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

Bo De La Cruz NT’s top Sportsperson

first_imgBo De La Cruz was all smiles at the Northern Territory Sports Awards on Friday night 2 April 2004 as she accepted the prestigious award of Northern Territory Sportsperson of the Year. The touch footballer was gobsmacked to receive the honour in front a field of 10 nominated Territorian athletes for outstanding achievement. “I’m lost for words, for once” she said in her acceptance speech at the gala event held at Darwin’s MGM Grand Casino. Finalists for the award were Australian hockey goalkeeper Mark Hickman, a veteran of 71 Tests, and Australian tenpin bowling champion Ronald Voukolos. “I was up against a pretty hard field,” De La Cruz said. “Mark and Ron are two very good friends of mine but in my eyes we are all winners. “It was a very big shock to me because it was a very hard field, but girls took it out” De La Cruz was a member of the Australia Womens Touch team that won the World Cup in Japan in May 2003. She was also named Player of the Series at the event. She thanked her family, especially the discipline learnt from father Norm a halfback for Nightcliff and NT representative in rugby league. She also thanked guest speaker Jason McCartney for being at the awards. “He is a major inspiration. I didn’t know all the facts about what happened in Bali. I’m a Kangaroos fan for the record, and he is an amazing man to overcome the hurdles and to do something that passionate, that takes an amazing person.” Next on the agenda for the speedy playmaker is the State of Origin series in the unfamiliar colour of blue. “I was recently picked in the New South Wales State of Origin team which my Dad is not to happy about he’s a Queenslander and I go for Queenslanders but I’m very honoured to be playing for NSW.” De La Cruz is also preparing for Australia’s bid to win the All Nations Cup to be played in New Zealand late in 2005. “We’re back in the squad again and the easy part was making the team, the hard part is staying there,” she said. De La Cruz has considered other sports but at the moment is content with her chosen team sport. “I’ve always loved playing in a team.” She said. “I don’t know if I would ever go well in an individual sport. “I thought about going back to athletics. As a junior I did athletics and swimming. “I’m only 23 and look at Nova Peris, Kyle Van Der Kuyp and Patrick Johnson they’re all in there 30’s now and still going strong. “Nova is on of my biggest inspirations. I remember when I was about 11 and she came to my school, and I’ll always remember her words that nothing is impossible. I’ve always stuck to my guns and that saying, and looking at what I’ve achieved now, I think everything is possible.” This article is from the Northern Territory News, Monday 5 April 2004.last_img read more

ESPN Says These Are The 5 Most Overrated College Football Playoff Contenders In 2016

first_imgCollege Football National Championship in Tampa Bay logo.There’s no shortage of predictions with the 2016 college football season now just months away. Whether it’s Heisman Trophy-watch lists or national title contenders, sports news outlets all over the country have taken the opportunity to let their voices be heard. On Tuesday, ESPN decided to flip the script and pick the five teams that will enter the season as the most overrated title contenders – one from each conference. College football roundtable: Overrated playoff contenders https://t.co/nemKu2xbhf— ESPN ACC (@ESPN_ACC) May 17, 2016A panel made up of Jared Shanker, Brandon Chatman, Austin Ward, Edward Aschoff and Ted Miller ended up with the following schools. ACC – Florida StateBig 12 – OklahomaBig Ten – MichiganSEC – LSUPac-12 – StanfordThey go on to explain their reasoning behind these selections, all making pretty solid arguments. You can find that here.What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more


NFL Week 2 Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds

It’s a cliche: Every game counts in a league that plays just 16 of them. But Benjamin Morris’s findings in his debut Skeptical Football column were nevertheless striking: A Week 1 or Week 2 game can affect an NFL team’s chances of making the playoffs by as much as 20 or 30 percent.We also see that reflected in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL Elo ratings playoff odds, a feature we debuted last week.What are Elo ratings? The short version: Elo ratings are a simple mathematical system originally designed to rate chess players. They’ve since been adapted to a number of sports such as soccer, and we’ve adapted them to the NFL. The Elo ratings only account for fairly basic information like wins and losses, strength of schedule and margin of victory. There are more advanced systems out there, but Elo ratings are transparent, easy to calculate and we can do a lot of fun stuff with them, like simulating the rest of the season and calculating playoff odds. For more on the methodology, see here.In our Week 1 ratings — which were based on a team’s Elo rating at the end of last season — the New England Patriots had a 73 percent chance of making the playoffs and the Miami Dolphins had just a 32 percent chance. But the Dolphins upset the Patriots, and now it’s almost even: New England is at 54 percent to make the playoffs and Miami at 50 percent.Why such a big shift? Well, every game counts (especially a divisional game; our simulation accounts for playoff tiebreakers). But also, the Patriots now look slightly worse than Elo originally pegged them, and the Dolphins look slightly better. Before Week 1, Miami had projected to win 7.7 games; it now projects to win 9.1. In other words, one NFL win for the Dolphins was worth more than one win in the Elo standings because Miami’s Elo rating improved.Here are the latest Elo ratings and playoff odds for all 32 teams:A few other comments:The teams with the largest gains on the week, in addition to the Dolphins, were the Minnesota Vikings, who gained 46 Elo points after demolishing the St. Louis Rams, and the Tennessee Titans, who added 38 Elo points after beating the Kansas City Chiefs. Both Minnesota and Tennessee are now better than even money to make the playoffs; the Titans are helped by playing in the league’s weakest division (although the NFC East might have something to say about that).It’s early, but perhaps we’re seeing the emergence of a Big Three. The Seattle Seahawks are the most likely team to win the Super Bowl, at 16 percent, followed by the San Francisco 49ers at 13 percent and the Denver Broncos at 11 percent. Then there’s a fairly big drop to the Carolina Panthers at 7 percent.Meanwhile, in the it’s-already-time-to-panic department, the Chiefs project to just a 6-10 record and have only a 13 percent chance of making the playoffs.Elo ratings can also be used to derive point spreads. We strongly advise that you don’t bet on these, at least not without considering a lot of other information — Vegas betting lines are too sophisticated to be beaten by a simple system like Elo. Still, it’s fun to track their progress. Last week, they went 8-8 against point spreads as listed at Pro-Football-Reference.com.There are some funky matchups this week. Elo has the Vikings at almost even money at home against New England, while Vegas has the Patriots as 3-point favorites. Another point of disagreement is Seattle at San Diego; Vegas has the Seahawks as 6-point favorites — a lot on the road against a playoff team. Elo thinks they should be favored over the Chargers by a field goal instead. read more