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SweetWater 420 Festival Adds Ween, Lettuce & More To Stacked 2017 Lineup

first_imgJust a few weeks ago, SweetWater 420 Festival came out with a great initial lineup that included headlining sets from Widespread Panic and the Trey Anastasio Band. Today, the festival has doubled down with some great new additions, extending their lineup with some great artists and comedians.Ween, Dirty Heads, Lettuce, Savoy, Samantha Fish, and comedians Jon Rudnitsky and Jake Nordwind all join a stacked lineup, which hits Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park from April 21-23, 2017. They’ll join Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Slightly Stoopid, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dark Star Orchestra, Anders Osborne, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and The Hip Abduction. The festival plans to announce more artists soon, so stay tuned for a new update soon!Check out the full lineup below, and head here for tickets and more information.last_img read more

Pepsi Hikers take 2017 Farfan & Mendes League

first_imgTHE curtain came down on the Guyana Hockey Board’s premier outdoor men’s competition, the Farfan and Mendes first division League, on Saturday afternoon at the St Stanislaus College ground.The Pepsi Hikers put an exclamation mark on their league victory with a 14-0 thrashing of the youthful Saints Hockey Club side, to put them 3 points clear of second-placed Bounty GCC.After being frustrated by Saints in their first encounter which Hikers won 1-0, Hikers seemed bent on making a statement the second time around. Saints kept things respectable up to halftime where they were trailing 0-4. However their lack of substitutes and absence of their best player, Hilton Chester, left them lacking the quality to remain competitive against the country’s top side.The Hikers, meanwhile, strengthened by the inclusion of tournament MVP Jamarj Assanah, Aroydy Branford and Jerazeno Bell punctuated the second half with an avalanche of goals. Shane Samuels led the way with 4 goals, followed by doubles from Tivesarid Garnett, Robert France, Assanah, Branford and Bell.The Pepsi Hikers played unbeaten throughout the two rounds of competition, scored 27 goals and only conceded 5. GCC’s Kevin Spencer was the top scorer for the tournament with 9 goals while Hikers midfielder Jamarj Assanah received the coveted Most Valuable Player Award.During the presentation ceremony GHB secretary Tricia Fiedtkou thanked Farfan and Mendes for the company’s commitment to the sport over the past 30 years. The company’s representative James Mentore indicated his company’s enthusiasm for being associated with the sport for many years and pledged their intention to stay involved for years to come.last_img read more

A5 ROAD PROJECT MUST BE KEPT HIGH ON POLITICAL AGENDA HEARS OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE

first_imgThe Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement has this afternoon heard calls to keep the delivery of the A5 road project high on the political agenda on both sides of the border.Deputy Joe McHughRepresentatives from local authorities on both sides of the border in the Northwest, who comprise the A5 Working Group, were before the Committee to call for a further push to deliver the A5 road upgrade.The project includes 86 km of dual carriageway from Aughnacloy in Co Tyrone to Newbuildings outside Derry City. Committee Chairman Joe McHugh says: “We thank local representatives for making the compelling case for delivery of the A5 road upgrade. There is no doubt that the longstanding dearth of modern transport infrastructure to the Northwest is seriously hindering development, and the relatively high unemployment and poverty rates can be directly attributable to this lack of connectivity.“Committee Members also pointed to how delivery of the project underpins so many other areas of North/South cooperation, such as in areas of education and health. With the successful launch of the Wild Atlantic Way tourist route this year, the tourism potential of the road upgrade was also highlighted.”He added that the Committee fully takes on board the local representatives’ call for the issue to be kept to the top of the political agenda.“A number of Members pointed to the imperative for tight timelines to avoid any further slippages on the delivery of this critical piece of infrastructure. The Irish Government have committed £50 million to the project and the Committee agreed to ensure the concerns raised this afternoon will be outlined to Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar TD. On 10 July, the Committee will visit the Secretariat of the North South Ministerial Council in Armagh and we intend to raise delivery of the project in our discussions with officials at those meetings.” Separately, the Committee met with representatives from the Centre for Cross Border Studies to consider developments in North/South cooperation.The Centre is an independent university-based research and development centre which commissions, encourages and publishes research on cross-Border co-operation in all fields of society and the economy.Deputy McHugh continues: “The Committee heard a comprehensive report on the current levels of cross border cooperation from Centre for Cross Border Studies and where the potential exists to further strengthen cooperation.“A number of positive developments in the area were instanced in the area of education, such with the numbers of Donegal students attending the Northwest College in Derry. However, Committee Members are acutely aware that overall numbers of students from Northern Ireland studying south of the border remain very low and that more needed to be done to incentivise cross-border study.” A5 ROAD PROJECT MUST BE KEPT HIGH ON POLITICAL AGENDA HEARS OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:a5 roaddeputy joe mchughdonegallast_img read more