The third annual Festival at the Farm is going down September 15-16 at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA. The one-of-a-kind event will bring all ages together for live music, local food and drink, backyard games, and an on-site farmers market featuring local farmers, non-profits and inspired craft vendors. Produced by Six Chair Productions and in partnership with Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, the two-stage setup will feature both nationally touring bands as well as Boston’s best local acts. Headlining the event are Amos Lee and Dawes, alongside Mandolin Orange, Amy Helm, The Wild Reeds, The Suitcase Junket, Caitlyn Smith, Update Rubdown, Will Dailey, Jesse Dee, The Silks, and Ali McGuirk. Additional acts will be announced in May.Festival at the Farm has also teamed up with Kids Really Rock to present a very special kids concert each day. The Kids Really Rock All-Star Jam will feature Karen K. and the Jitterbugs alongside a who’s who of New England Kids musical artists.“Festival at the Farm just keeps getting better every year! We are incredibly excited about this year’s musical lineup and our partnership with Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs to bring fans of all ages together for a weekend of great live music and local food,” said James Macdonald, founder of Six Chair Productions. “We can’t wait for the weekend to begin!”Inspired by Pete and Gerry’s free-range hens, who have ample room to roam on the farm, the Free Range Kids Zone will feature a host of interactive games and activities including face-painting, storytelling, and magic shows, as well as hen petting with Pete and Gerry’s Organic hens and Meet-A-Farmer, providing families the opportunity to interact with a Pete and Gerry’s Organic farmer.Six Chair Productions also announced that they have set a goal to help provide 100,000 meals to those in need through support of the Greater Boston Food Bank. As a part of this effort, a portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank and Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs will donate one dozen eggs for every ticket sold. Fans will be able to take part in the fundraising by making online donations at ticketing checkout as well as through select activities at the festival.Additionally, Commonwealth Cambridge owner and chef Nookie Postal will return to Festival at the Farm in 2018 to create a farm-to-table dining experience in the festival’s VIP area. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy preferred concert viewing and a private bar and lounge along with other amenities.Early Bird tickets for the festival will go on sale on April 12, 2018 on the event website. Early Bird general admission two-day passes are priced affordably at $75 and Early Bird VIP Passes are $175 for the weekend. During the Early Bird ticketing, tickets for kids aged 3-12 are free. Infants and toddlers aged 2 and under will not need a ticket for the event. Ticket prices will increase in May after the entire festival talent lineup is revealed.Check out the initial lineup below, and head to Festival at the Farm’s website for more information.
Associated Press September 7, 2020 The federation says the absences of former world champion Ratchanok Intanon, No. 3-ranked mixed doubles pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai and others meant the country couldn’t field a team in the Oct. 3-11 world teams event in Denmark.Thailand badminton federation president Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul says “player safety and health has always been our priority concern. We respect the players’ decision.”The Badminton World Federation said last month the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals would go ahead in Aarhus, Denmark, despite an overhaul of the tournament calendar following the shuttering of international competition during the coronavirus pandemic.The BWF said international participants would not be required to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Denmark provided they had a negative COVID-19 test and appropriate travel documents.___ The Latest: Thailand withdraws from Thomas and Uber Cups Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Thai badminton federation says it has withdrawn from the Thomas and Uber Cups after high-profile players pulled out because of concerns regarding COVID-19. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
A Berbice mother is blaming the public health sector for the death of her five-year-old son, who took his last breath on Monday after suffering from an undiagnosed illness.Reports are that the toddler died at the New Amsterdam Hospital hours after he was transferred there from the Skeldon Hospital.Davitry Seepaul, called ‘Renita,’ of Number 47 Village Corentyne, told this publication that her son, Marlon Chappelle, who celebrated his fifth birthday last Tuesday, fell ill moments after his graduation two Fridays ago, and was taken to the Skeldon Hospital for treatment.There, Seepaul said, he was given an injection and some medication; but she was forced to take her son back to the Skeldon Hospital on Saturday evening, after he continued to have a high fever and complained of feeling unwell.“Last week Sunday, when we go back to the hospital, they gave him two injections, saline, oxygen, and they had him throughout the night, till around 2 O’clock in the morning,” she explained.He was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital, and after being medically examined there, arrangements were made to transfer him to the Georgetown Public Hospital.At the time, she said, he was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and she gave the go-ahead for the transfer to take place.“At the New Amsterdam Hospital, they told me that the baby have to go to Georgetown, and asked me if I would sign up for him to go. I said, ‘Yes’, because I am the mother and I will do anything to make him feel better. I asked them if anybody else could go with me, and they said, ‘No, only the mother’. I was ready to go, and waited until night, and then realised that they weren’t going anymore…. My cousin’s wife was with me, and they called her inside, when she come out back, I asked her what happened, and she just kept staring at me”, the distraught woman explained.It was after then that the woman was told her son was dead. The doctors at the medical facility told her that her son had died at home, and that they were not going ahead with the post-mortem. The frustrated mother appeals for answers, and more so, wants to know what illness her son had.“That is what she trying to tell me, that baby dead at home. If baby die at home, how baby get oxygen, saline, and take the injection and get transferred from Skeldon with the ambulance?” she questioned.Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Stephens, when contacted, related that the mother had made a report to the Police, accusing the hospital for her son’s death. In light of this development, he explained, the pathologist cannot perform the autopsy. He added that since the matter is now in the hands of the Police, only an authorised pathologist can perform the post-mortem examination.Arrangements are being made to have the autopsy done on Wednesday.
“The league is not over and I will not give up on the title until probably when there are three or so games remaining. This is football and anything can happen. We have a match at hand and we are yet to play Gor Mahia. Those are six points to play for,” Ulinzi head coach Benjamin Nyangweso said after his team’s 0-0 draw with Posta Rangers on Sunday.He adds; “But we must also win our games. We can’t say we are chasing for the title if we can’t win. That will make things difficult for us. If we keep winning then we stand a chance.”Gor Mahia still retain a nine point gap at the top of the standings having been frustrated to a 0-0 draw by relegation threatened Thika United and head coach Dylan Kerr has said his side will need to be alert not to drop any more points.He was lucky as all the five teams below them picked up identical 0-0 draws, thus ensuring that the buffer between them does not change.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reachs during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against Thika United at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We really need to be careful because we dropped points and now the other teams will look at us and think well, they are beatable. The others below us are putting in a lot of pressure and we have to ensure we get our rhythm back,” the British tactician said.He has also insisted that the team will not be comfortable despite the healthy lead, saying they give maximum respect to all teams and will not underrate anyone.“I have not for any moment sat down to think about the title. I think the only time I will do that is when it’s mathematically impossible for anyone to catch us. We can’t be complacent and we need to get winning as well,” Kerr who picked only his second draw since joining K’Ogalo said.He blamed the side’s performance on the uneven Thika pitch, saying it was very difficult for his charges to play their flowing game having had two superb outings in Kisumu beating Nzoia Sugar 4-0 and Muhoroni Youth 3-0 within a space of four days.Meanwhile, Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo whose side slipped to eighth after the weekend draw with Ulinzi is hopeful his players will be able to shrug off a tough patch that will see them play four matches within seven days.Rangers will play fifth placed Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday at the Kasarani Stadium.“It is very tough for these players but again, there is nothing much you can do. You can’t change much with less than two days of training. This is where now positive mental strength comes to play. But we will keep on fighting because we want to finish in a respectable position,” Omollo noted.-Relegation fight intensifies-Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti watches on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Gor Mahia at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWhile the battle at the top seems to be less intense, the one at the bottom promises to go down to the wire.There is only an eight-point difference between bottom placed Muhoroni Youth and the safe position 14 occupied by AFC Leopards who play Thika United on Wednesday.According to the agreement between KPL and Football Kenya Federation, the bottom three teams will be relegated at the end of the season while the 15th placed team will play a promotion play off against the fourth placed team from the National Super League.From the weekend results, Mathare United, Western Stima and Muhoroni Youth in the red zone all lost complicating their survival fights while AFC Leopards were held to a 0-0 draw by Kakamega Homeboyz.Thika picked up an invaluable point against leaders Gor, and head coach Nicholas Muyoti believes it is a morale booster, exuding confidence they will not face the chop.“I am very confident with the way we are playing, we will still be in the Premier league next season. There is a tough run of matches remaining and within the next seven games, I want us to have already secured survival. The point against Gor is a huge motivation for the boys and we hope we can build on it,” Muyoti said after the game.KPL weekend resultsSaturday: Kariobangi Sharks 0 Sofapaka 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos).Sunday: Posta Rangers 0 Ulinzi Stars 0, Gor Mahia 0 Thika United 0 (Thika Sub-County Stadium), AFC Leopards 0 Kakamega Homeboyz 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Bandari 3 Zoo Kericho 0 (Mbaraki Complex), Chemelil Sugar 2 Nakumatt 0 (Chemelil), Nzoia Sugar 3 Muhoroni Youth 1 (Sudi Stadium), Tusker 1 Mathare United 0 (Ruaraka Complex), Western Stima 1 SoNy Sugar 2 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars head coach benjamin Nyangweso gives instructions to his players during their Kenyan premier League clash against Posta Rangers at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18- Four-time Kenyan Premier League champions Ulinzi Stars have vowed not to give up on their hunt for a fifth League crown, saying they will chase current leaders Gor Mahia until the final day of the season.A massive 14 point gap exists between the two sides despite the fact that Ulinzi have played a match less than the leaders and the two are as well yet to meet in the second leg.