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Jam Cruise Announces Its Massive Lineup For 2018

first_imgJam Cruise just announced their lineup for its 16th year, and we’re beyond excited to hop aboard the Norwegian Jade in Miami, Florida, for Jam Cruise 16, which runs from January 17th through 22nd with stops at Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman. As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill.Jam Cruise is always diverse in the music it brings to the table, and 2018 will be no different. Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Maceo Parker, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk, Turkuaz, Naughty Professor featuring Chali 2na, and The Main Squeeze will all be in attendance to provide their funk stylings throughout the cruise. Jam acts Lotus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Aqueous are all set to perform, as well as Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr., and John Kimock, who will be on the boat for a performance by the beloved Voodoo Dead.However, guests should not just get ready for funk and jam, though there’s plenty of that accounted for on Jam Cruise’s bill. Keller Williams, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and Lil’ Smokies will be providing more bluegrass-inspired sounds, while, on the other end of the spectrum, Gramatik, The Russ Liquid Test, and DJ Logic will add each their takes on electronic music to the mix. Reggae and afrobeat will be readily accounted for with performances by Steel Pulse and Antibalas, and attendees can also look forward to soulful performances by Marcus King Band, Con Brio, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Robert Randolph, and Kat Wright. Additionally, special guest Ryan Montbleau, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Dan Lebowitz, Mike Dillon, Skerik, and Roosevelt Collier will be on-board for special collaborations and sit-ins.In addition to the non-stop music that goes down each year, Jam Cruise 16 has a bunch of special programs and activities lined up both on the boat and at its two stops. Pre-book cabin selections will run from May 10th through 12th, and the public on-sale starts on May 16th and 12 p.m. EST. Find out more on Jam Cruise’s website here.[Photo courtesy of Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Explosion reported in Menteng, Central Jakarta

first_imgAn explosion occurred on Jl. Yusuf Adiwinata in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Sunday afternoon. Police temporarily closed the street after the incident.Central Jakarta Police Chief Sr. Com Heru Novianto said the explosion caused no casualties or significant damage.”We expect the explosion was caused by a firecracker, because it was not big and there was no significant effect or casualties. It only caused flat tires because the blast occurred near a parked car.” Heru said on Monday as reported by kompas.com.Anto, a Menteng resident, said the explosion caused smoke to rise from underneath the car.”I heard the explosion and immediately went out [of my house] to check. I did not know the source of the explosion at first. All I knew was that there was smoke rising from underneath the car, and not long after, someone came and put it out using a fire extinguisher,” he said.Joko, another resident, said the explosion occurred at about 2:15 p.m.”I heard the explosion. It was quite loud. It even set off the alarm of a car parked about 10 meters from the explosion,” he said.Heru said it was unlikely that the explosion had any link to terrorism.”Terrorists always seek victims and they always use dangerous explosive material. But we can conclude that the explosion was caused by a low-explosive material,” he said.The Jakarta police questioned five witnesses of the incident and reviewed CCTV footage from the area.According to Heru, some witnesses claimed the perpetrator put the explosive under the car while others said they saw two unidentified motorcyclists throw the explosive near the car.Police also questioned the car’s owner, who is an employee at a private company.”We are still reviewing the car owner’s testimony. Maybe the company has some problems or something,” Heru said, adding that the police were awaiting results from the forensics lab. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Koenig sinks Xavier with back to back daggers

first_imgThere was no better place to end the game than from the spot where Bronson Koenig launched his three pointer as time expired Sunday night.In a game that saw questionable officiating and four of Wisconsin’s key players in foul trouble, overtime did not look inviting for the Badgers, who were tied 63-63 with Xavier with two seconds remaining.As Koenig let the ball fly from right in front of the Badgers’ bench, his teammates, who’d been sitting glued to their seats, rose up and froze with anticipation as Koenig’s arcing shot left his hand. While Koenig sauntered back into the crowd his teammates had formed, the shot found the bottom of the net and pandemonium ensued.Wisconsin won 66-63 in one of the most exciting 2016 NCAA Tournament games thus far, in a moment that perfectly captured the team’s season.It wasn’t about the shot-taker, Koenig; the image was of the entire Badgers’ bench jumping and hugging with Koenig lost in the shuffle. The moment was about the team as a whole regardless of who took the shot and how this year’s Badgers have battled down the stretch during this bizarre season and have come so far.The same rang true for the game itself, in which various Wisconsin players had significant impacts in their own ways during an all-around team effort.Despite leading for a majority of the first half, Wisconsin let its lead slip when Xavier fought back from nine-points down and surpassed the Badgers with three minutes left in the half.Xavier put the Badgers into foul trouble by driving the lane often and took advantage of numerous soft calls by officials. The Musketeers took 12 trips to the line during the half and knocked down eight free-throws while tying the Badgers hands on defense with three of its starters picking up two fouls.Down 33-30 at half, the Badgers then began to find better looks and knocked down 50 percent of their shots in the second half.Ethan Happ caused havoc in the paint, contributing to Wisconsin’s 30 points from there. He scored 11 in the second half, finishing with 18, that included an offensive rebound and put-back with two minutes left that brought the Badgers to within a single possession. Not to mention he delivered the assist on Koenig’s winning shot.Fellow big man Vitto Brown joined in on the fun as well, dropping 12 points while knocking down 55.5 percent of his shots.Junior Nigel Hayes had a quiet night though, going 2-10 from the field and scoring only 6 points, but his teammates’ efforts were more than enough to help out during a game in which he found himself in numerous double teams.Happ was joined by Koenig as the only other Badger to score double digit points in the second half. Koenig delivered 14 second half points on top of his six in the first half. While not the most efficient offense, the two delivered while no other Wisconsin player scored more than four points in the second half.What will be most remembered about Koenig this game, however, was his big-play ability. The game winning shot was Koenig’s second three in 12 seconds, as he hit the game tying shot from deep behind the three point line to tie the game only two possessions prior.But while Koenig’s shots will be etched in the memories of most Wisconsin fans, another equally important moment will likely be forgotten — Zak Showalter drawing a charge just moments before.Tough defense has been an important characteristic of Wisconsin’s run this far. It held Pittsburgh to only 43 points in the game prior, and Xavier to only 63, who averaged 81 per game this season.The Badgers delivered six blocks in total, three coming from Khalil Iverson alone, to solidify an intimidating presence down low.Going down the stretch, if Wisconsin can continue to put teams out of their element, there may just be more moments like the one Koenig delivered to come.last_img read more

Jamaican Embassy in Washington Monitoring Flood Disaster in Houston Texas

first_imgNo notification of death, serious injury Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C., Audrey P. Marks, says that “to date, we have received no notification of death or serious injury of any Jamaican national resulting from this disaster.”She noted that with the tremendous outpouring of support and assistance from the Jamaican Diaspora, including individuals and Jamaican associations (notably the Jamaican Association of Houston), the Consul General in Miami and the Honorary Consuls in Texas have been working tirelessly to respond to the needs of affected Diaspora members, as well as the many others who have been displaced.Heartened by overwhelming support “I am truly heartened by the overwhelming offer of support received from other members of our Diaspora across the United States. This includes feedback concerning available shelters and the efforts underway to collect and distribute relief supplies to those impacted,” says Ambassador Marks.“We have also received information that where possible, cash donations would be preferred at this time, ” Ambassador Marks noted.She added that the Embassy has been coordinating with the Consul-General Franz Hall in Miami to put together an up-to-date list of shelters and contact information, which will be disseminated shortly.Hurricane Harvey is the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years. When it made landfall last Friday Harvey brought record rainfall, which caused unprecedented flooding and extensive damage to property and infrastructure. The hurricane drove thousands from their homes and as many as 30 deaths have been reported. In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and surrounding cities in the State of Texas, United States, Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, through its Embassy in Washington, D.C., is actively monitoring the situation.Jamaican Honorary Consul in TexasThe Embassy is closely liaising with the Jamaican Honorary Consul in Texas, Omari Fullerton, with a view to reaching out to the victims of the disaster, especially to affected Jamaican diaspora members.last_img read more

Efbet continues Bulgarian investment

first_img Bulgarian sportsbook Efbet is investing BGN25m a year into Bulgarian sports according to one of the founders of the company Tsvetomir Naydenov.The sportsbook currently sponsors CSKA 1948 of the Bulgarian second division whilst also sponsoring a host of top flight Bulgarian teams and the country’s First Professional Football League.  As well as being greatly involved within Bulgaria’s football competition, efbet also sponsors the Bulgarian national volleyball team and both the countries national basketball and volleyball leagues. The operator is now seeking to expand into Western Europe. Naydenov discussed the company’s formation and its plans for the future: “We started with ‘Eurofootball’ first in 1990. At that time our company was family – my father, me and my brother. Then 2003 – 2004 I saw the development of online sports betting and saw that Malta, as a member of the European Union, is the European sports betting hub. I went there, and founded the company which is today’s efbet. The brand “efbet” has always belonged to our family. “Ever since working with Eurofootball we have sponsored various sports clubs and federations, and we have expanded a lot more since efbet. There has been efbet Romania for two years, in one month we will start efbet Italy, we have already started efbet Serbia and efbet Spain. We are in the process of getting a UK and US licence. I have negotiated with the FCFB, Astra Giurgiu and CFR Cluj –  maybe our sponsorship interests in Romania will end up somewhere there. We will do the same procedure for Spain and Italy.”Naydenov, who is an avid CSKA fan, discussed his relationship with the club, concluding: “My whole family are fans of CSKA. From the age of 12 I started to go to CSKA matches alone. My favourite football player is Emil Kostadinov. The fans made an association, and I was made a member – one of two hundred.“I was fed up with CSKA going bankrupt. I submitted a recovery plan on behalf of the company, which was 100% owned by Vasil Bozhkov, but  he had no desire for it. When he does not want to rebuild the club, there is no way outside people can do it.” Submit Intralot rocked by Bulgaria Eurobet suspension  June 5, 2020 Sportal365 to power efbet’s multi-market content strategy April 30, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Bulgarian lottery dispute sees Kambi suspend 7777.bg service March 13, 2020 Sharelast_img read more