Neil Young Announces Upcoming 2-Night Runs In New York & Philly

first_imgIconic Canadian rock star Neil Young has announced four new fall dates. On the heels of Farm Aid, which will take place on September 22nd in Hartford, CT, and a stop with the Outlaw Music Festival Tour the following evening on September 23rd in Saratoga Springs, NY, Young will head to Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre for a pair of shows on September 26th and 27th. Following this two-night stand at The Cap, the famed rocker will finish his short stretch on the road with two shows at Philadelphia, PA’s Tower Theater on September 30th and October 1st.For the Capitol Theatre shows, Neil Young will be teaming up with Promise Of The Real for their Capitol Theatre debut, a band that has frequently joined Neil Young for performances in recent years and that is led by Lukas Nelson, the talented son of Willie Nelson. For the two-night run in Philadelphia, Neil Young will perform solo shows.A presale is currently underway for the New York shows on September 26th and 27th at The Capitol Theatre shows via Eventbrite, using the password “NEILYOUNGARCHIVES”. Tickets for the Tower Theater run went on sale last night for Neil Young Archives members and already are sold out. Farm Aid is also sold out, but tickets are still available for Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour via Ticketmaster.last_img read more

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Women of Troy continue to stay true to game plan

first_imgThe No. 1 USC women’s water polo team will take a break from its grueling Mountain Pacific Sports Federation slate as it hosts No. 20 Brown at McDonald’s Swim Stadium tonight, in what could prove to be a challenging nonconference contest.Scorer · Freshman two-meter Patricia Jancso is second on the team in goals so far this season with 22. She has put up an average of nearly two goals in her last six matches, including a hat trick in a win over No. 1 Stanford. – Gary Fung | Daily Trojan That is because the Bears (15-6, 0-0) have won five out of their last seven games, including a strong showing in last weekend’s Road Runner Invitational, where they were just a few goals shy of upending UC Davis to take home the tournament title. As a result, the Bears have the full attention of the Women of Troy (14-1, 4-0) despite the fact the game is nonconference.Brown is coming off dominating victories over Pomona-Pitzer College and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in which Bears senior Sarah Glick scored a combined seven goals and had seven combined assists.“We’re still preparing for the game like it’s a big conference game,” said senior goalie Tumua Anae.” As a team, we make the decision to take every game seriously, especially for the seniors in our last year — it’s an opportunity to play a game.”Instead of worrying too much about Brown, the Women of Troy will rely on their strengths as they aim to extend their winning streak to a season-high 13 games.“For the most part, we just need to go over the game plan that we’ve had from the beginning,” said senior two-meter Kami Craig, who has netted 18 goals this season. “We just need to stick to our game, stick to our defense and take it one possession by one possession.”One of the recent trends that has enabled USC to not only keep its winning streak alive but also defeat its opponents rather handily is its strong play in the first half. This was seen in the team’s last two matchups against Long Beach State and San Diego State.Against the 49ers, the Women of Troy scored seven first quarter goals, while simultaneously keeping the 49ers off the scoreboard until the 1:26 mark in the second period. Two days later against the Aztecs, the unit scored six first-half goals in comparison to just one from San Diego State.And as usual, the team was quick to credit its defense despite strong offensive displays.“I think our focus on defense has enabled us to play well early,” Anae said. “If you do well on defense, it helps fuel your offense. You have more pride not to give up goals.”Provided that type of mantra can carry over to tonight’s matchup with Brown, the Women of Troy might notch yet another victory.last_img read more

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Bahamian government taking steps to prevent black listing

first_imgThe government of the Bahamas says it will table several pieces of legislation aimed at preventing the country from being placed on the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, also known as black listing.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in a brief statement said his administration will be tabling for debate the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (Amendment) Bill, the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (Amendment) Regulations and the International Tax Cooperation (Amendment) Bill. These bills are to ensure “we will not be blacklisted after enacting this suite of legislation.”Minnis said that the Bahamian financial services industry has been under threat for some time. On assuming office in May this year, he recognized “some of our worse fears were realized when we found that this sector of the economy was in deeper trouble than anticipated because of negligence by the previous administration.”He said despite the claims by the then Perry Christie administration “of being for the people, its lackluster and late-again approach to dealing with this very important part of the economy was about to land us in the very same position that caused a previous Free National Movement (FNM) administration to have to prevent the country from being blacklisted.”Minnis said that since the election, his government has been working to get the economy back on track. “Strengthening and growing our economy will lead to better paying jobs and greater job security,” he said.“The new pieces of legislation are extremely important to our country and our image on the international stage,” the prime minister said. “These bills will enable the Bahamas to satisfy the requirements to ensure that we meet various international standards.”.last_img read more

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Bayliss is bowing out, but England’s flaws remain beyond this Ashes finale

first_img Twitter If Australia had lost in Sydney the strong consensus was that Border would have resigned or he would have been sacked. But after that victory it was decided that Border should stay. And so he did until 1994, by which time Australia’s standing in world cricket – and most certainly in Ashes cricket – had soared. Defeat Australia in Sydney back in 1987 and there was every chance that Graeme Wood might have been appointed Test captain.In 1997 England under Mike Atherton arrived at the Oval with the series lost and the mood grim after another Ashes thrashing. Then in the final Test innings of the summer Australia were bowled out by Phil Tufnell and Andy Caddick for 104, 20 runs short of victory. The smiles returned. Atherton had been minded to resign at the end of that series but in the glow of victory and after persuasion from those in charge he agreed to lead the side to the Caribbean that winter, a decision he subsequently regretted (he would resign so swiftly after the Antigua Test that no one could possibly change his mind).So what happens at the Oval is likely to matter, leaving aside the obvious excitement of which side is going to win the game. It will not have a great bearing on the legacy of Trevor Bayliss, who finishes his stint as England coach after the game. He leaves in an unusual manner, without recriminations of any sort. Look back at the line of England coaches and their departures, even those of the obviously successful ones such as Duncan Fletcher and Andy Flower, took place amid considerable angst. Bayliss will be leaving with a scented candle from the press and the almost universal gratitude of his players. Cricket … we have a small favour to ask. 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This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook Ashes captains on Joe Root’s role and the fifth and final Test – video Australia cricket team However, he does leave an unsettled Test side, which struggles to score enough runs and has issues to resolve. In another era it would be regarded as astonishing that England should persist with the same batting personnel throughout a Test series when two of their batsmen are averaging less than 20 after four matches: in this case Jason Roy and Jos Buttler.There are three reasons for that: consistency of selection and the emphasis on giving any incumbent a fair go is now deemed to be extremely important. Often this actually proves to be an impediment to the player concerned when he is given such a long spell in the team he inevitably has to do something remarkable to be recalled. Share via Email Joe Root wants England to send off Trevor Bayliss with an Ashes victory England cricket team Sportblog Since you’re here… Ashes 2019 There is also the complication that some players– such as Roy, Buttler and Jonny Bairstow – now have the option to forsake Test cricket altogether for some of short‑form leagues if they are not selected.More importantly the selectors are hamstrung when they wish to change and hopefully improve the team because most of the candidates are starved of any red-ball cricket throughout a Test series. Play Video The sceptics may pronounce that he did very little for a lot of money, partly because he never bounced up and down on the touchline, jigging like most Premier League football managers – though this may now be beyond Roy Hodgson.Bayliss gave freedom and responsibility to the players; he supported them; he never slagged them off to protect his own reputation, partly because he did not care too much about his own reputation. The notion that he was a good one-day coach and a bad Test coach has always struck me as an easy yet ridiculous distinction. It would have been better if he had a deeper knowledge of cricketers beyond the England bubble, but in cricket the best coaches do not intervene too much. All in all he departs having done a fine job. Share on LinkedIn Australia sport Pinterest Share on Twitter England’s Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes at a training session at the Oval on Wednesday. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images Support The Guardian Topics Read more Fifth Test is Australia’s ‘Grand Final’ even with Ashes retained, says Paine The Ashes Trevor Bayliss Read more Share on Pinterest 2:39 Matthew Engel The Ashes may be gone but the notion of a dead rubber seldom applies when England meet Australia. A Test match between these two nations has a life of its own. There is now the added incentive of points in the Test Championship (no irony intended here, let’s give it a go) and a drawn series would be a welcome rarity in Ashes cricket.Moreover the supposedly “dead” game can often have lasting significance – there are several precedents for that. In 1987 England arrived in Sydney for the final Test 2-0 up, which was a bit of a surprise even if the team were deemed to have only three weaknesses: their batting, bowling and fielding. A tight contest ensued and was narrowly won by Australia, who were then led by Allan Border, an ego-free man who had no great ambition to be the Test captain. Share on Facebook Read more features This situation will be exacerbated next summer when two short-form formats dominate the cricketing calendar in June, July and August, though this does not seem to worry those in charge from Ashley Giles and Ed Smith downwards. On Thursday Buttler stays in the team, unlike Roy, who must wait to see whether he is required for the winter Tests.The Oval Test is also a significant one for Joe Root. It is legitimate to debate whether it is best that he should continue to lead the side and whether his drop in form, albeit in a tough summer for batsmen, is a consequence of the captaincy. Unlike Atherton in 1997 he is keen to continue. But that does not necessarily mean that he should. Ben Stokes, Rory Burns and, most obviously, Buttler, if he can score a few runs, are the alternatives. Geoffrey Boycott’s self-absorption has always kept him close to controversy Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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