Jazz Owner Miller Addresses Fan Incident

first_imgMarch 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz Owner Miller Addresses Fan Incident Tags: Gail Miller/Russell Westbrook/Utah Jazz Written by Miller expressed disappointment in the fan who said racist statements to Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Monday and stated that the arena code of conduct would be strictly enforced.  The fan has been banned from all events at the arena. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller addressed the fans before Thursday’s game against Timberwolves.  Robert Lovelllast_img

The 12 Types Of People You’ll Meet At Electric Forest

first_imgThe Hangar Stage is a time portal back to the 1920s, complete with a secret speakeasy/”Mile High Club”, barber shop, fake tattoo parlor, buffing station (yes, they use real car buffers, and yes, it feels incredible), game hall, and more. Electric Forest is certainly not known for skimping on attention to detail, and this whole new world within the festival is a testament to that, complete with character actors straight out of the roaring 20s.10. The Toy Aficionado Known for constantly going above and beyond, Electric Forest’s hired performers are on another level. Walking through the forest, you never know what you’ll encounter: a zebra, an 18th century porcelain doll, or perhaps the “fun police”. These actors never break character, and add to the playful, engaging environment.3. The Jellyfish HeadWhile the Electric Forest lineup is constantly expanding into new territory, the String Cheese Incident remains a staple of the fest, with six sets throughout the weekend including an annual highly anticipated Saturday spectacle. The Cheese fan tends to be full of positive energy and can often be found sporting jellyfish gear and spinning in circles donning a huge grin.4. The Hammock DwellerThese nocturnal creatures can often be found hibernating for extended periods of time during the daylight hours before embarking on a nighttime adventure through the wild territory of Sherwood Forest.5. The First-Time RaverYou can spot the casual first time raver at almost any festival. We found many first time Electric Forest attendees wandering the grounds, looking for their next dose of electronic music.6. The Spiritual GangstaYou got any heady crystals, bro?7. The BananaThis rare food/human hybrid scopes the forest seeking companionship.8. The Forest Lovers Subsets of forest creatures are known to shed their typical outer layer in favor of a unique or clever group costume, distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack.12. The “This Is A Good Sign” GuyThey can’t ALL be good signs.FIND YOURSELF IN OUR FULL GALLERY BELOW: Electric Forest is a melting pot of music lovers, creative souls, and friendly faces all uniting for one weekend under a common goal of experiencing all that one of the country’s most unique music festivals has to offer. Characters from all walks of life flock to Rothbury, MI’s Sherwood Forest to explore interactive art installations, see all types of music, and dance until the wee hours of the morning. With some of the finest acts in jam, electronic and beyond, including the String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Major Lazer, The Disco Biscuits, GRiZ, STS9, Porter Robinson, Nahko & Medicine for the People, The Floozies, Kamasi Washington, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and so many more, the Forest draws music lovers of all genres to its magical electric oasis.We encountered many beautiful and eclectic souls at this year’s festival this past weekend. Here are some of the types of people you’ll find at Electric Forest.All photos by Patrick Hughes of Faces of Festivals; full gallery at the bottom.1. The Enthusiastic High-FiverWhether he/she has attended one festival this summer or ten, the novelty never seems to fade, greeting you with an ecstatic “Happy Forressstttttt!!!” at each juncture. He/she is also likely to be partaking in the regular “CARRRLLLLLL?!” chant, refusing to believe that it will ever get old. This person was most likely a camp counselor at some point in life. 2. The Forest Creature Load remaining images Love is everywhere in the forest! With childlike wonder running rampant and inhibitions low, Electric Forest is the perfect place to find your soulmate, or your weekend fling.9. The Hangar Girls Forest dwellers can often be spotted playing with various balls, hoops, and toys of all kinds, sometimes practicing for hours on end to show off their latest “flow”. These take the form of light up objects, and the more daring creatures will even incorporate fire.11. Group Costumeslast_img read more

Breaking the bank

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Fashion shops, civil groups work hand-in-hand to cope with virus impact in Yogyakarta

first_imgEka Apriyani and Yaorohmi Fauzanah are tailors specializing in kebaya for Yogyakarta boutique Santishop Manufacture Indonesia.But instead of seaming delicate fabrics, these days they are busy sewing waterproof fabric to produce hazmat suits for medical personnel handling patients with COVID-19 in the province. Santishop Manufacture Indonesia’s owner, Paksi Raras Alit, said the move was made after she learned about the shortage of such essential items in hospitals. For weeks, social media was flooded with videos of medical personnel wearing rain coats to handle suspected COVID-19 patients, exposing themselves to high risk of infection. Paksi, together with a number of small business owners in Yogyakarta, then decided to produce the protective suits by using the resources they had.  “For the first stage, I personally will produce 100 hazmat suits and subsequently distribute them to hospitals in need for free,” Paksi said last Saturday. In addition to helping medical personnel, some groups are also helping informal workers whose incomes have been heavily affected by the implementation of physical distancing policies to curb virus transmission.   A student distributes food to a seller at Gamping Market in Yogyakarta on March 28. (JP/Bambang Muryanto) Yogyakarta is the province with sixth-largest number of cases and deaths in the country, with 28 cases and two deaths as of Wednesday.  Despite unclear direction from the central government, the local administration and residents have taken the initiative to block roads, close offices and other public areas to prevent crowds that may trigger virus spread. The move, however, has taken its toll to the livelihoods of low- income workers, such a porters and pedicab drivers at traditional markets. Civil society groups and students have formed the Solidaritas Pangan Jogja (Yogyakarta Food Solidarity) movement, through which they distribute food, vitamins, protective masks and hand sanitizer to low-income families at Gamping, Legi and Beringharjo markets.Read also: Public donations for COVID-19 task force in Indonesia top Rp 66.5bLocal artist Iwan Wijono, who operates a homestay and public kitchen, applies a cross subsidy scheme for food items he sells, so customers can buy food at a higher price for donation. The money is then be used to cook hundreds of meals every day for people in need.”The sustainability of this movement depends on people’s donations,” Iwan said. Illustrators and tailors under fashion producers Dagadu, Inteeshirt and Yes No Shop are also working together to produce face masks to be distributed to those who continue to work on the streets to transport people or deliver food. “We have no power to stop COVID-19 transmission on a larger scale but we can obviously do small things to slow it down,” artist Akiq HW said.”Hopefully, what we are doing can inspire more people to help one another during this health crisis,” said activist Budi Hermanto said. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Conlon looking at St Patrick’s Day professional debut

first_imgMichael Conlan is hoping to make his professional debut in New York on St. Patrick’s weekend. The 2012 Olympic medallist and world amateur champion has signed with the Top Rank promoters in the US. Conlan is hoping to squeeze six fights into 2017, with Boston and here in Ireland likely destinations along the road.last_img

A lonely Premier League title for Liverpool will be ‘odd,’ but so much better than a ‘null and void’ season

first_imgAll of Liverpool has waited for this moment for 30 years. OK, not all of Liverpool, but the biggest part, the portion of the city that prefers red to blue and considers Anfield to be sacred ground. These people waited three decades for their return to the very top of English soccer and maybe were just a few days away as March dawned.And then the world stopped. Cold. OK, not all the world, but most of it, and certainly everything of consequence in regard to sport. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Premier League officially as of March 13. LFC’s derby game against Everton, which was scheduled three days later and might have contained the opportunity for Liverpool to clinch its first EPL title, was placed on hold. The ecstasy that will result from Liverpool’s trophy ceremony, whenever it arrives, ordinarily would be a massively collective enterprise. There would be the three dozen on the field comprising players and staff, but also 51,000 in the stands if it were to happen at Anfield. And then, in the immediate aftermath, probably a few hundred thousand flooding the streets. We saw last June what it looks like when Liverpool wins something big; the Reds’ sixth Champions League title compelled a parade the BBC estimated as drawing 750,000 to the city’s streets.The club’s fan base spreads far beyond the walls of the stadium, even well beyond the city’s or nation’s borders. The Liverpool Football Club discussion group on Facebook contains recent comments from fans located in Pakistan, Malaysia, Northern Ireland and Ghana. Oddly, their experience of reveling from afar will be universal in 2020. Within the confines of those 90 minutes (plus injury time), they’ll be as close to the action as the lifers who usually jam into the Kop.“It won’t have the same feeling or atmosphere, admitted,” Mark, a fan from South Africa, posted on Facebook. “But the fact that it will be our NINETEENTH time as top-flight victors will be all that matters.” Which has meant 30 years of waiting plus one month … two months … ultimately, three months and five days. Under visionary manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool had compiled 82 points through the first 29 games of the 2019-20 Premier League season. Second-place Manchester City had 57 through 28 games. Any subsequent combination of LFC victories and City defeats adding up to two would deliver the title to Liverpool. But there were no games to be won or lost. Imagine being that near to a dream, and that far away.MORE: Everything to know about the Premier League’s return“As we know by virtue of all the ways we haven’t won it, you don’t win the league at the last moment. You win the league over a long period of time,” Neil Atkinson, a writer and podcast host at The Anfield Wrap, told Sporting News. “So we have those big moments, and those moments were ours as far as winning the league. But in terms of the league suddenly disappearing, you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel like, ‘Oh, God, what next? What is going to turn up to stop us now?’ It does feel like: You name it, it’s lined up to stop us.“People always react to things differently, but I think some people did find it a little bit of a blow.”It’s going to happen now. It’s just a matter of negotiating the exact day and time. The Premier League returns today from its extended hiatus with two games: Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United and Manchester City vs. Arsenal. If Man City loses that game, Liverpool’s first opportunity to claim the title could come Sunday at Goodison Park.Of all the ways in which Liverpool could clinch in this unprecedented season, the most fitting might be if the Reds defeat Everton and Man City handles Arsenal but then, somehow, finds a way to lose to Burnley on June 22. This would make Liverpool champions of England as they watch on television.The most likely scenario, though, has Liverpool securing the title at Anfield on Wednesday, June 24 against Crystal Palace. Ordinarily, Atkinson would be in his seat around row 30 of the Dalglish stand, near the halfway line for that monumental occasion. Now, he will be watching from his home when Liverpool’s players assemble on the field and captain Jordan Henderson raises the Premier League trophy in a shower of confetti and cheers from his teammates, alone.“I think it’s going to be, obviously, odd,” Atkinson told SN. “The pubs are unlikely to be open. If they are open, it will be outdoor space, and they’ll be very, very strict on numbers. I think that there won’t be a parade until the football team is ready for there to be one, and that will be going into next year. The manager said, ‘There will be a parade, but when we’re good and ready, we’ll decide.’ I think that’s great, that’s a great attitude to have. There will be a party, but we’ll just have to wait for it, to an extent.”When Liverpool visited the United States for preseason games last July, after a short offseason that followed their sixth UEFA Champions League title, the obsession with winning the Premier League almost was tangible. “We want to keep making history for this football club and this team, and I’m very confident we can do that,” Henderson said during a stop at Notre Dame.MORE: Klopp: Liverpool can’t match Man United’s dominanceLiverpool owned a glorious history when the Premier League was launched as more or less a rebranding of England’s First Division in 1992-93, with 18 titles in their history and 11 in the previous 20 years, the most recent in 1990. But they’ve not won the league since. They finished second four times, three times under the Premier League banner.They wound up seven points behind Arsenal in 2001-02 and four off Manchester United’s pace in 2008-09. The most painful was in 2013-14, when a rousing victory over Man City in early April put the Reds in command of the title race with four games remaining. In a home game against Chelsea, though, Steven Gerrard slipped in his own half and sent the ball rolling toward Demba Ba, who had no defender in front of him as he raced to slide a shot past LFC goalkeeper Simone Mignolet. Chelsea parked a bus full of players in front of its goal, and Liverpool could not rescue the draw it needed to remain on pace to win the Premier League.Last year’s runner-up finish was nearly as painful, but the Reds performed so spectacularly the ache seemed less severe. The Reds did pretty much everything they could to win it. They lost only one game and accumulated 97 points, the third-highest total in the history of the league, but still they finished second to Manchester City’s 98. The Champions League victory superseded that disappointment, but it was right back on everyone’s agenda when the 2019-20 season began.The team’s fixation on ending the title drought was obvious as Liverpool tied a record with 18 consecutive victories and went 27 games without a defeat. Man City performed well but kept dropping points with draws, allowing the LFC lead to burgeon until the season shut down in March.There at least is some relief the title will happen. There was a moment during the quarantine when many Liverpool fans worried about whether forces beyond their control might conspire to erase everything that occurred in the 2019-20 season: the 27-1-1 record, the performance on course to set an all-time record for accumulated points, the league-best total of 21 goals allowed.It always was a preposterous conceit, that a team that had earned a 25-point advantage over its closest competition would not eventually be crowned as champion, but there were those pushing with whatever political and psychic power they could muster to have the season declared “null and void.” It happened in the Netherlands, where the Eredivisie shut down operations for the 2019-20 season because of the pandemic and chose not to award a championship. That meant it wasn’t impossible.There were fans of Liverpool’s rivals, who’ve longed delighted in the Reds’ dearth of Premier League titles, agitating for that outcome: Manchester United and Everton in particular. But also there were the teams presently occupying the final three positions in the standings: Norwich City, Aston Villa, Bournemouth. If the season were wiped out, they would not be relegated. That’s what prompted the legitimate concern.“There were a lot of people who were trying to cry it in,” Atkinson said. “What that did was, that blocked the idea of having a proper discussion about what should happen next. I’ve got to be careful with this, because whether we like it or not, The Anfield Wrap is part of the media. But I think that in the United Kingdom, we have a media culture that fixates on the simple and does so repeatedly if it generates engagement, which it can do through people just taking extreme positions.”Playwright Nicky Allt had a lot of success with the comedy “One Night in Istanbul”, which was built around Liverpool’s miraculous 2005 victory in the Champions League and later turned into a feature film. He says the long wait for this league title will make anything won by Klopp after this “bonus trophies” because “he’s brought us back to greatness” with the 2019 Champions League win and, soon, the Premier League title.“I can remember exactly where I was when we won it in 1990,” Allt told Sporting News. “I stood drinking in the Salisbury Pub on Walton Breck Road and a mate said to me: ‘I’m emigrating to Australia now I’ve seen Liverpool win the lot!’ I haven’t seen him since that night. I sometimes thought he was the jinx, him moving away like that.“I’ll be back in the same pub, now called The 12th Man, and I’ll basically be singing a load of songs and drinking a load of ale until I’m drunk.”last_img read more