The full tour schedule can be seen below, and more information is available on the band’s website.The Groove Orient Fall Tour Dates9/3 Dunedin Brewery Dunedin, FL9/9 Tanquerays Orlando, FL9/10 Ruby’s Elixer St. Petersburg, FL9/17 One Stop Asheville, NC (WSP After Party)9/18 Arts in The Heart Festival Augusta, GA9/23 Planet Sarbez St. Augustine, FL (WSP After Party)9/24 + 9/25 Pass The Good Music Festival Vertex Springs in Ponce De Leon, FL9/27 + 9/28 Preservation Pub Knoxville, TN9/29 Martin’s Downtown Roanoke, VA9/30 Blue Side Frederick, MD10/1 Meeting of the MINDS Music & Camping Festival Schuylkill Haven, PA10/6 The Social Orlando, FL (TGO ft. Kaleigh Baker supporting The Main Squeeze)10/7 Crowbar Ybor City, FL (TGO ft. Kaleigh Baker supporting The Main Squeeze)10/8 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL (TGO ft. Kaleigh Baker supporting The Main Squeeze)10/27 10/30 Suwannee Hulaween Live Oak, FL (Kaleigh Baker w/ The Groove Orient)[Photo by Arielle D’Ornellas, poster art by Jimmy Rector] Closing out their first ever national tour with a sold out show in their hometown, versatile Orlando rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Groove Orient shows no signs of slowing down! The band has just released their first wave of Fall Tour dates, including Widespread Panic after parties, festival appearances at Pass The Good, Meeting of the MINDS, and Suwannee Hulaween, where they will be performing with standout vocalist Kaleigh Baker! And to top it off, TGO & Baker will be joining Post Funk powerhouse, The Main Squeeze, in early October for a string of shows throughout the Sunshine State of Florida.To get you ready for the groove, the band has shared two exclusive videos with us. Watch them perform “Sammy A” and “Stingray Shuffle” from their summer tour, below.
Indianapolis, In. — The latest report from the Indiana Department of Health says 219 Hoosiers have died from the flu this season.The report says 15 counties have reported at least five flu-related deaths. The breakdown is as follows: Adams 7; Allen 18; Boone 5; Floyd 10; Grant 7; Hamilton 11; Johnson 5; Lake 5; Madison 5; Marion 17; Morgan 8; Shelby 6; St. Joseph 6; Tippecanoe 5; and Vanderburgh 7.Officials say most of the fatalities have been reported in people 65 and older but 79 percent of the reported infections are in people 24-years-old and younger.
Superstitions are common in sports, and Syracuse is no different.Flags, special headbands and handshakes all contribute to what the Orange (16-1, 6-0 Big East) believes, in addition to its talent, helps the team win.Syracuse will take all of its good-luck charms to Louisville, Ky., for the Big East tournament. Top-seeded SU will play No. 4-seed Providence (9-8, 3-3 Big East) at 5 p.m. Friday.The Orange is a close-knit team and, before games, the players give each other unique high-fives depending on which player is coming onto the field. But before they even enter the stadium, they are getting their minds ready by going into the same routine for each game.“I think some of the girls might wear special shorts or shirts under their uniforms,” midfielder Liz McInerney said. “It’s like a mental thing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA “superstitious athlete” is redundant. So many of them have something special they do for games. Some listen to a certain song to get energized, others have a routine they go through, individually or with another teammate. It’s the familiarity of the routines that allows them to focus on the upcoming game.Within this team, the forward tandem of Kelsey Millman and Lauren Brooks has worn pink headbands during games that have many wondering if that is building some sort of unexplained cohesiveness between the two.“I’ve seen the forwards wearing matching headbands,” midfielder Liz McInerney said. “I’m not sure what they are for, but whatever it is, it’s got to be working.”Headbands or not, the team is clearly playing in sync. In the last game of the regular season against Connecticut, Gillian Pinder delivered a pinpoint pass to Millman as she dove to put it in the goal. The precision and wherewithal to know where her teammate is going to be is borderline scary.After the game, in which the team won the Big East regular season title, one of the Irish players pulled out an Ireland flag, and Liz McInerney, Emma Russell and Gillian Pinder all took pictures with it.“It was only me for a long time over here, so I’m happy to have two more Irish girls to keep me company,” McInerney said. “We just keep a flag around.”Another flag that has been flying high this season is the Syracuse flag being waved at every home game by backup goalkeeper Jess Jecko’s uncle, Mark Kuzio. He, along with his full Syracuse attire and signature flag, keeps the crowd energized and chanting during games.Since the tournament is being played in Kentucky, Kuzio isn’t sure if he will be able to attend it, but is sending the flag as a reminder that he and the rest of the Syracuse fans will be there in spirit.“If I can’t make the away game, I’m going to send my flag with the team for good luck,” Kuzio said. “That flag is important to me and the team; even when I can’t make the game, the flag still flies. It’s Orange pride.”The team was able to shut out Providence 3-0 in the regular season and is looking to demonstrate the same dominance this time.Whatever the team uses to prepare for games is working to its advantage. It is the favorite to win the Big East Conference Championship, but no amount of routines, charms or luck will help without hard work.Head coach Ange Bradley believes that after the team has a good week of watching film and practicing, it is ready to go far in the tournament.Said Bradley: “Nothing substitutes for a good work ethic, which I think we have.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 1, 2012 at 12:36 am Contact Jasmine: [email protected]
Eight man Div. II District 4South Barber 60, Caldwell 36Attica-Argonia 66, Pretty Prairie 6South Haven 56, Norwich 28.Eight man Div . I District 2West Elk 52, Udall 6Sedan 72, Oxford 22Central-Burden 66, Cedar Vale-Dexter 20.Class 3A District 9Chaparral 49, Belle Plaine 6Cheney 19, Conway Springs 15. (see stats here:Â Conway Springs – Box Score Report – 10_17_2015)Class 4A Div. 1 DISTRICT 7Wellington 44, Rose Hill 20Ulysses 34, Mulvane 31Class 4A Div. 1 DISTRICT 8Buhler 46, Hays 14Abilene 26, McPherson 17
nick chubb sprints on treadmillWhen healthy, Nick Chubb is one of the best running backs in all of college football. While his rehab from last season’s knee injury is reportedly going well, and he’s already taking part in practice, new head coach Kirby Smart does not expect his star to be 100-percent to start the season. Luckily, Georgia has another ridiculously-talented running back in Sony Michel, and Smart wants to platoon the two to start the year.Kirby Smart told me today Georgia would ideally platoon Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, while developing another… https://t.co/XZiFz0Svrs— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) March 21, 2016 More from Smart, via ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg:…We’ve got a couple young pups, we signed a guy, but that’s the scariest position because even with Nick at 100 percent, which I don’t think he’s going to be 100 percent right away, we’ve only got two. We want to platoon them. There’s just too much unknown right now on Nick to feel certain.”Michel is a dynamic runner in his own right, but we hope to see Chubb back at full strength at some point this fall.[ESPN]More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>
EDMONTON — Alberta is considering whether to change its bar hours so soccer fans can gather in the early mornings to watch the World Cup and hoist a few.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says he will have the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission look at the idea and make a decision before the international tournament begins June 14.The tournament is being held in Russia and some games in the early rounds will start at 6 a.m. Alberta time.The pitch for opening bars early is coming from NDP backbencher Rod Loyola.Loyola says he and other soccer fans would like to see bars open a half hour before and after the games.Ceci says a similar rule has been in place in the past for Olympic hockey, but he wants to make sure any change will not affect public safety.“We want to do this in a socially responsible way,” Ceci said Thursday.“We don’t want anyone to get a red card or to be offside with regards to all of this.”Loyola suggests any changes should only kick in when the games are on.“This brings the community together so they can sit down with their friends, neighbours, have a cold one and watch a good game.”Loyola said his team is Chile, but since the country is not in the tournament he is rooting for all South American and Latin American teams.Ceci said he’s cheering for Iceland.
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government’s proposals to rewrite tax laws for LNG developments are getting a thumbs down from environmental groups.Green Leader Andrew Weaver says amendments to tax laws introduced yesterday show the government’s hypocrisy because they lead the province away from its Clean-BC plan to reduce carbon pollution.Peter McCartney of the Wilderness Committee also criticized the legislation for not aligning with the Clean-BC plan. He says people are being asked to cut carbon pollution while the government is giving six-billion dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to construct the LNG facility.Finance Minister Carole James says the legislation will help attract LNG investment and protect the environment.Under the changes, the government would amend the Income Tax Act to implement a tax credit to eligible corporations for LNG development.The Business Council of British Columbia backed the government’s approach, saying the changes will allow the province to compete in LNG markets around the world.Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman says the government’s tax changes will help bring more LNG investment to the province at a time when B-C continues to need oil and gas to fuel the economy.
Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has served a show-cause notice to BJP state president Dilip Ghosh for his controversial remarks regarding the Commission itself.The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state has sought a clarification as to why he made such an obnoxious comment regarding the EC. The remarks came from Ghosh two days ago after the election personnel removed a banner that was allegedly carrying his photograph and Ram Navami greetings. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile talking to a private television channel, Ghosh said he would have taken off the trousers of the election personnel who had dared to remove the banner, had he been present there at the spot. The CEO office has taken a strong objection to Ghosh’s remarks. According to a senior official at the CEO office, Ghosh’s statements were derogatory in nature and hence, he has been asked to clarify why he made such a statement. Ghosh had allegedly used Ram Navami greetings and posters during his election rally flouting the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) set up by the Election Commission of India. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe state has once again witnessed processions where weapons were brandished during the Ram Navami celebrations this year. After his controversial remarks, Ghosh had, however, claimed that he did not flout any MCC violation by putting a banner greeting people on the occasion of Ram Navami. He went ahead and added that he is entitled to put out a banner as he has been a local MLA. The Commission, however, seems unmoved and has show-caused him. The CEO office wanted to know from Ghosh if he has conducted an election rally using various posters of Ram Navami or if any weapons were used during the rally. Earlier, Ghosh was seen displaying swords and maces during Ram Navami celebrations in Kharagpur. The Kolkata Police along with its state counterpart said no political, apolitical and religious organisations have been allowed to carry out rallies with arms. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a rally in Siliguri, criticised the BJP for taking out armed rallies and said they were trying to “sell religion” for political advantage. “Whose throat do you want to slit with swords? Whose head do you want to smash with the mace,” she had questioned while addressing a rally in favour of party’s Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat candidate Amar Singh Rai.
Madrid: Barcelona might have their eighth title in 11 years all-but sewn up but, with six games left to play, La Liga is far from finished. Atletico Madrid are battling city rivals Real Madrid for bragging rights and second place while Sevilla, Getafe and Valencia are in a three-way scrap for the last Champions League spot. Real Betis, Athletic Bilbao and Alaves could all make the Europa League, and at the other end of the table, seven clubs are facing the threat of relegation, with five of them separated by only three points. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHere, AFP Sports takes a look at what is left to play for ahead of round 33 this weekend. Barcelona sit nine points clear of Atletico and will be confirmed as champions later this month if they beat Real Sociedad on Saturday, Alaves and then Levante at Camp Nou on April 27. The title could be wrapped up sooner if Atletico slip up, with Diego Simeone’s side away to Eibar on Saturday before a tricky game at home to Valencia next week. Ernesto Valverde is likely to rest players to keep them fresh for their Champions League semi-final against Liverpool but it is important to maintain momentum too, not only for those two legs but also the Copa del Rey final against Valencia next month. Barca have a treble in their sights. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterFinishing ahead of Real Madrid for a second consecutive year might not make up for Atletico’s early exit from the Champions League or their timid title challenge but it would still be an impressive achievement for a club that continues to punch above its weight. For Real and Zinedine Zidane, making up the four-point gap would be scant consolation for a miserable season that cannot end soon enough. They play at home to in-form Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, when focus will again be on Zidane’s selections and any clues as to who might stay or go in the summer. Gareth Bale, left out against Leganes on Monday, looks likely to be on his way. They were title challengers in November, doubtful to make the top four in March and now Sevilla are favourites to take the final Champions League spot ahead of Getafe, whom they visit on Sunday. Four wins, including one over rivals Real Betis last weekend, and a draw since Joaquin Caparros swapped his role as sporting director for coach has put Sevilla one point ahead of Getafe, whose own challenge will go down as one of the most remarkable stories of the season. Valencia are only three points back and will profit whatever the result at Coliseum Alfonso Perez, as long as they win on Sunday away at Betis. That qualifying for the Europa League might end up as something of a disappointment for Getafe speaks volumes for their season but, as well as Valencia, in contention for the top six are also Athletic Bilbao, Alaves and Betis. Bilbao were facing a relegation battle after winning only one game before December but a surge under new coach Gaizka Garitano means they are now only three points off sixth. Alaves were fighting for the top four only a few weeks ago but have tailed off while Betis might have to beat Valencia this weekend to keep their hopes of a European place alive. Huesca look doomed at the bottom of the table and Rayo Vallecano, five points adrift of safety, may have left themselves with too much to do, even if they win at home to Huesca on Saturday. But three points separates Real Valladolid in 18th and Girona in 14th, with Villarreal, Levante and Celta Vigo in between. Valladolid have the most to do while Girona are highest but arguably in the worst form, closely followed by Levante, who still have Real Madrid and Atletico to play. Villarreal have a knack of self-destructing but should survive and Celta seemingly cannot win without Iago Aspas, although he is back from suspension on Saturday, for a crunch game at home to Girona. Fixtures (times GMT) Friday: Alaves v Valladolid (2000) Saturday: Celta Vigo v Girona (1200), Eibar v Atletico Madrid (1515), Rayo Vallecano v Huesca (1730), Barcelona v Real Sociedad (1945) Sunday: Levante v Espanyol (1100), Getafe v Sevilla (1300), Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao (1515), Villarreal v Leganes (1730), Real Betis v Valencia (1945).
Columbus is still in the running for a major NHL event, but it isn’t the 2012 Winter Classic.Both the NHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets refuted speculation that Columbus was a potential host for the 2012 edition of the Classic.Ryan Holtmann, manager of communications for the Blue Jackets, said the rumors might have originated from an opinion column that was published in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Holtmann also said that even though Columbus is one of few cities that has the appropriate climate for the NHL’s popular outdoor event, the Blue Jackets “haven’t been contacted by the NHL or made aware that we’re finalists for the 2012 Winter Classic.”John Dellapina, the NHL’s senior director of media relations, said, “having just emerged from the 2011 game, we still are reviewing the Pittsburgh event. Any speculation at this point about the site of the 2012 NHL Winter Classic or any subsequent one is just that: speculation.”However, Columbus is in contention for another marquee NHL event.Linda Logan, executive director of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, is still optimistic about the 18-month-old bid to bring the 2013 NHL All-Star Game to the city.“We’d be a great host for the All-Star Game,” Logan said. “We’re a great sports town, and this event would be in-keeping with that tradition.”Holtmann said there is no timeline for a decision to be made on where the 2013 All-Star Game will be held.As far as a future bid for the Winter Classic in Columbus is concerned, Ohio Stadium, a potential venue, could be a deciding factor. Dellapina said the Horseshoe could only boost a bid for the Classic.“Ohio Stadium is one of the iconic venues in American sports,” Dellapina said. “Any event staged there is made more special by its setting. An NHL Winter Classic played there would be no different.”