Get ready for a little Bruce Springsteen, with “Bruce In the USA,” a cover band, performing at the Music Pier in a show sponsored by American Legion Post 524. (Photo courtesy American Legion Post 524) By Doug OttoThe high-energy tribute band, “Bruce In The USA,” will appear at Ocean City’s Music Pier on Saturday, June 29, at 7 p.m. The concert promises a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show.The event is sponsored by Ocean City American Legion Post 524, and proceeds benefit veterans and their families.Titled “The World’s Greatest Tribute to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band” by AXS TV, the Bruce In The USA Band consists of seasoned, world class, professional musicians.Matt Ryan, from the famous “Legends In Concert” cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000. His success in the Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce In The USA show.Proceeds of the “Bruce In the USA” concert will go to veterans and their families of American Legion Post 524.Tickets are priced at $35 and may be purchased at:The Ocean City Welcome Center, 861 Asbury Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.The Roy Gillian Welcome Center, 300 West 9th Street/Stainton Memorial Causeway from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The Music Pier Box Office, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.By calling (609) 399-6111At www.ocnj.tix.com
Perhaps, with the arrival of autumn over the weekend just past, one might think festival season is over.One would be wrong.This weekend, in the heart of Nelson County, Virginia, the third annual Devils Backbone Hoopla will ring in fall with a combination of outstanding music, craft beer, and outdoor adventure.Central Virginia is spectacular in the fall and Nelson County should be your destination this weekend. A tremendous line up that includes Tyler Childers, Rayland Baxter, Front Country, Love Canon, Saw Black, Sarah Shook, Larry Keel, and many more is coupled with a pop-up beer fest showcasing the work of Devils Backbone and other masters of the fermenting arts, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing adventures, limited run/special edition beer tastings, and brewery tours.For this fan of both beer and the outdoors, a weekend in Nelson County is calling my name.For information on the rest of the lineup, outdoor adventures, tickets, and camping, please check out the Devils Backbone website.Blue Ridge Outdoors and Devils Backbone would love to give you and a friend a chance at attending the festival this weekend for free! To win a pair of weekend passes, take a shot at the trivia question below. A winner will be chosen from all of the correct responses received by noon on Wednesday, September 26th!Good luck!!Question . . . . Hoopla headliner and newly anointed Americana Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year Tyler Childers’ most recent record, Purgatory, was produced by what fellow Kentucky Americana badass? By submitting your answer, you are not being added to any mailing list. Your information is kept private and never shared with anyone.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has agreed on the use of “Advancing Sustainable Peace” as a theme during Indonesia’s second UNSC presidency this year.The theme is in line with the previous year’s theme “Investing in Peace”, in which the government specifically raised the issue of the safety and security of peacekeepers through training and capacity building.Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani said in a statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that one of the priorities of Indonesia’s second presidency was to push the UNSC’s role in global efforts to eradicate COVID-19 by initiating meetings on peace-building during the pandemic.”This is important considering that COVID-19 could cause instability in countries that have just healed from conflicts, and complicates the peacemaking process in countries that are still in conflicts,” Dian said.Dian added the UNSC would hold more than 15 official meetings, including those concerning Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Guinea Bissau, Somalia, North Korea and some concerning Indonesia’s priority themes. The organization has also scheduled at least 13 meetings of the council’s subsidiary bodies and other informal meetings.Indonesia itself will also hold two meetings on combating terrorism, namely the discussion of the UN secretary-general’s report on the threat of the “Islamic State of Iraq and Levant” (ISIL) or Daesh, as well as on the issues of cross-border crime and terrorism.During this term of Indonesia’s presidency of the organization, it has also scheduled to ratify at least three resolutions, namely the extensions of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the UNSC sanctions against Mali and the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).”The extension of UNIFIL’s mandate is very important, especially that Indonesia is a country that sends the most troops to UNIFIL,” he said.Indonesia, Dian added, would also promote tenun (traditional handwoven fabric) during its second presidency, as it had previously introduced batik to the members of the council.Topics :
Amundi, one of Europe’s largest asset managers, has announced an expansion into Southeast Asia by opening a subsidiary in Thailand.The Bangkok office builds on the manager’s presence in Asia, where it already has operations in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.Amundi said it had become the first non-domestic manager to receive the appropriate mutual fund license in Thailand.The French asset manager said its new base in Bangkok would help realise its ambitions for the South Asian market, which are focused on third-party distribution and partnering with sovereign agencies, pension funds and government institutions. The Thai subsidiary will be headed up by Prapatpong Weeramon.Pascal Blanque, head of institutional clients and CIO at Amundi, said the Bangkok office was a milestone in the company’s Asian expansion plans.In other news, emerging market investment house Gemcorp has been launched officially as it announced inflows of $500m (€392m) from European institutional investors.Headquartered in London, the company said it would focus on financials services, natural resources, infrastructure and sovereign sectors.Gemcorp, founded by former Goldman Sachs partner and VTB Capital chief executive Atanas Bostandjiev, said it would originate deals focusing mainly on emerging markets, as well as providing investment advice to clients.Bostandjiev said the firm saw a significant gap in providing solutions to institutional investors for emerging market exposure.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a their ATP Madrid Open round of 64 tennis match against US Taylor Fritzat the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 7, 2019. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)MADRID — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Taylor Fritz on Tuesday.Djokovic broke Fritz’s serve once in the first set and twice in the second, conceding only one break opportunity at the “Magic Box.”ADVERTISEMENT Djokovic is seeking his second title of the year, and third overall in Madrid. He began the year by winning the Australian Open.Stan Wawrinka ended a three-match losing streak in Madrid by defeating Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-3, while Brazil Open champion Guido Pella upset 12th-seeded Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsOn the women’s side, third-seeded Simona Halep defeated Johanna Konta 7-5, 6-1 in the second round. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Geje Eustaquio knows what he’s up against in South Korean foe SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated
Touch Football Australia (TFA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Deaf Sports Australia (DSA), highlighting the inclusive nature of Touch Football and its accessibility to all people. TFA CEO, Colm Maguire and DSA General Manager, Garry West-Bail signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Monday at the TFA office. Hearing impairments currently affect one in five Australians with that number expected to increase in coming years. This commitment from TFA to those who may describe themselves as deaf, hard of hearing, hearing impaired or a cochlear implantee, is another example of how the sport wants to improve the experience for all persons as well as create an environment where persons with a hearing impairment feel comfortable.Maguire said that the organisation hopes to ‘make a real difference in the deaf community’. “What we’ve set about trying to achieve with this relationship in terms of inclusive nature is something that, from our perspective, we needed to identify and hone in on a community we could really help and embrace, rather than trying to be all encompassing. Around one in five Australians has a hearing impairment. That’s a wide community as is the Touch Football community, it is a very big sport, very inclusive and no impediment to participation and certainly we see the opportunity of further formalising in a Memorandum of Understanding the things that we’ve been doing on a day by day nature,” Maguire said. “From our perspective it’s now about the key strategies that we set about in our Participation Plan, how we grow this, how we embrace it, and certainly the Silent Sports Challenge from the 24th to the 30th August is one of those key opportunities to really highlight what our relationship can be into the future. West-Bail said that the Deaf Sports Australia community is ‘greatly appreciative’ for the partnership with Touch Football Australia. “The Deaf Sports Australia community, is greatly appreciative of what we see now we can do together in a partnership so hopefully it works well throughout Australia. The first program we’ll be working on is the Silent Sports Challenge in late August…playing the sport of Touch Football in Adelaide, Melbourne, ACT and the Gold Coast. So it’s really exciting, a positive benefit for us,” West-Bail said.The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to increase the number of participants who are deaf or hard of hearing in Touch Football, through community based initiatives, the creation of specific material for hearing impaired persons and the identification of development pathways in Touch Football.The first community initiative for the two organisations, the Silent Sports Challenge, will be held during Hearing Awareness Week – Sunday, 24 August to Saturday, 30 August 2014. Four locations across Australia – Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Gold Coast – will host Touch Football events during the week. Further information on the events will be available in the coming weeks at www.touchfootball.com.au and www.deafsports.org.au. Related LinksTFA signs MOU
Chelsea striker Morata agents in AC Milan talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Alvaro Morata is in talks about a return to Italy in January.Morata is being increasingly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.The struggling Chelsea striker reportedly contacted Barcelona to enquire about a move last week.And Calciomercato says his entourage are now also spoken to AC Milan to see if they would be willing to take him away from the Premier League. Any deal would be a loan given Milan’s financial fair play plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia’s president has criticized the European Union and the West for allegedly failing to prevent Kosovo from triggering a trade war as tensions soar between the wartime foes.Aleksandar Vucic’s claims on Thursday came a day after Kosovo’s government slapped a 100-per cent import tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia.Vucic says the West has always blamed “both sides” for tensions in Kosovo, “while in fact they support only one, and that is not Serbia.”After a bloody war in 1999, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, something that Serbia and its ally Russia do not recognize while the U.S. and most Western countries do.The EU has told the two sides they must normalize relations as a precondition to entering the bloc.The Associated Press
PARIS- German legendary formula one race driver Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition after he hit his head on a rock in a skiing accident in the French Alps.The seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition after a skiing accident in the French Alps, his doctors said in a press conference.The former race driver, who was unconscious when he was brought in a helicopter to the Grenoble hospital in southeast France, has suffered serious head injury and will have to undergo surgery, the hospital said in a statement. Formula 1 racer Olivier Panis, the last French race driver to win the Formula One Grand Prix, said he tried to visit Schumacher at Grenoble hospital.Brazilian Formula 1 racer Felipe Massa, currently driving for Ferrari, shared a picture of Schumacher on the online photo-sharing site, Instagram, and expressed his sympathies.‘’Michael, I’m praying for you my dear brother,’’ he wrote. ‘’I hope you get well as soon as possible, may God protect you,’’ he wrote on his Instagram.French Formula One driver Romain Grosjean wrote, ‘’All we can think about right now is Schumi and his family; I hope he gets well soon,’’ on his twitter account.The two doctors treating Schumacher, whose birthday is on January 3, said a new press meeting is going to be held today on Schumacher’s condition.