Inaugural Colossal Clusterfest To Combine Top Comedians & Musicians

first_imgA new event called the Colossal Clusterfest has just been announced, taking place from June 2nd through the 4th in San Francisco, CA. The event is organized by both Comedy Central and Superfly, bringing the comedy titans together with the masterminds of music festival events like Bonnaroo and more. The Colossal Clusterfest has just announced its initial lineup today, with comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr and Sarah Silverman & Friends taking the top line of the billing.The lineup continues with Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Hannibal Buress, Broad City, Bob Odenkirk: No Singing!, Chris Hardwick, Lil Dicky, Fred Armisen, Princess feat. Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Vince Staples, Anthony Jeselnik, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, and more. There’s a Superjam on the lineup as well, dubbed Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz, which is sure to be a jaw dropping performance. SNL’s Pete Davidson is on the lineup, as are Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ty Segall, Escort, Madaila, and more!The festival also boasts interactive art exhibits with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, South Park, Seinfeld and more. For tickets and more information, head to the official Colossal Clusterfest website. You can see part of the lineup announcement below.last_img read more

Some new lawyers will take legislative seats in November

first_imgAttorney and Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, faces Republican Cheryl A. Carpenter in November. Neither had a primary. October 1, 2000 Regular News Boca Raton attorney Steve Meyer was unsuccessful in a three-way Democratic primary to challenge incumbent Rep. William “Bill” Andrews, R-Delray Beach. Ocala attorney Judy Johnson won her two-way Democratic primary and is running against Republican Dennis K. Baxley on the general election ballot. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Stacy Ritter, D-Tamarac, faces Republican Joseph “Joe” Kaufman in November. Neither had a primary. Tallahasee attorney Joyce Dove and Cross City attorney Joseph Lander failed to make the runoff in a seven-member Democratic primary in a rural north-central Florida district. Attorney and Sen. Tom Rossin, D-West Palm Beach, faces Republican David Vaughan and a Reform Party candidate on the November ballot. Two other Bar members, Kevin Cannon of Orlando, and Rep. Luis E. Rojas, R-Miami, were unsuccessful in Republican primaries for two other seats. On the House side, lawyers are in five runoff primary races. In a Leon County district, attorney Lorranne Ausley faces Dr. Todd Patterson in the Democratic runoff, with the winner facing a Republican nonlawyer in November. In a Lee County based district, attorney Jeff Kottcamp faces Marilyn Stout in the Republican runoff, with the winner facing a write-in candidate in November. Clearwater attorney John Carrasas is in the Republican runoff with Dave Miller, and the victor gaining the seat since only Republicans filed in that race. Boca Raton attorney Barry Silver faces Anne M. Gannon in the Democratic runoff, with the winner facing write-in and minor party candidates in November. Boca Raton attorney and Rep. Curt Levine faces Irving Slosberg in the Democratic runoff, with the winner facing a write-in candidate. In other primary races: Port Charlotte attorney Jerry Paul won a three-way Republican primary and faces a write-in candidate in November. Attorney and Democrat Kathy Castor was unopposed in the primary and faces Rep. Victor Crist, R-Tampa, winner of the Republican primary for a Tampa area seat. Tampa attorney and Democrat Betsy McCoy Benedict faces incumbent Rep. Sandra L. Murman, R-Tampa. Neither had a primary. Lakeland attorney and Republican Dennis A. Ross faces Democrat Coy W. Castleberry in November. Neither had a primary. Miami attorney Hector Rivera lost a three-way Republican primary that sent Rafeal Arza to Tallahassee, as no other candidates filed. Some new lawyers will take legislative seats in November Both the Florida House and Senate will see some new legal faces among their members following fall elections, but whether the small number of lawyer-legislators increases in the 2000-02 term won’t be known until after November. A handful of lawyers, mostly incumbents but including some newcomers, have already won election as state representatives and senators. Others still face challenges in the October 3 primary runoff or the November 7 general elections. Among the new faces, Tampa attorney Arthenia L. Joyner, a long-time civic activist and former president of the National Bar Association, won her Democratic primary race and a House seat because no Republican or other candidate filed. Republican attorney Mark Mahon of Jacksonville defeated fellow attorney Charles McBurney in the primary to win a seat where no other candidates filed. Also in Jacksonville, Terry L. Fields defeated Jacksonville attorney A. Wellington Barlow in the Democratic primary to win a seat where no other candidate filed. In primary results, attorney and incumbent Rep. Gaston Cantens, R-Sweetwater, was reelected after defeating Robert J. Diaz in the Republican primary. Six incumbent attorneys in the House were returned without any opposition. They are former Bar Board of Governors member J. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, Christopher L. Smith, D-Ft. Lauderdale, Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach, Kenneth Gottlieb, D-Miramar, Sally Heymann, D-North Miami Beach, and Marco Rubio, R-Miami. On the Senate side, veteran Rep. J. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, will move to the other side of the Capitol rotunda as he filed unopposed for a Senate seat. Four other lawyer-senators filed for reelection and wound up unopposed. They are: John Laurent, R-Bartow, Burt Saunders, R-Naples, Steven A. Geller, D-Hallandale Beach, and former Bar Board of Governors member Walter G. “Skip” Campbell, D-Ft. Lauderdale. No lawyers won outright in the September primary in other Senate races, and lawyers remaining in those contests have opposition for the November election. No lawyers are involved in any primary runoff Senate campaigns. In those other upper chamber races: Miami attorney Tom David was unopposed in the Republican primary and faces Democrat Cindy Lerner in November. Spring Hill attorney Sabato DeVito was unsuccessful in a three-way Republican primary. Attorneys Edward Skinner Jones of Neptune Beach and Jeff Sneed of Atlantic Beach failed to make the Republican runoff in a four-way primary. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Carlos Lacasa, R-Miami, won a three-way Republican primary and faces a write-in candidate in November. Eighth Circuit State Attorney Rod Smith, a Democrat, won his primary for a Gainesville area seat and faces Republican Rep. Bob Casey in November. center_img Orlando attorney James Auffant had no Democratic primary opposition and faces Republican Jim Kallinger in November. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Gus Michael Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, had no primary and faces only write-in and independent candidates in November. Miami Beach attorney Dan Gelber won a three-way Democratic primary and is being challenged by an independent candidate in November. Winter Park attorney Stuart Buchanan did not have an opponent in his Democratic primary and will face the winner of a GOP runoff. Attorney and House Speaker-Designate Tom Feeney, R-Orlando, faces Democrat Glenda Conley in November. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Johnie Byrd, Jr., R-Plant City, faces Democrat John Wayne Clark in November. Neither had a primary. Ft. Lauderdale attorney and Democrat John P. “Jack” Seiler faces Republican Stephen M. Greep, Jr., in November. Neither had a primary. Some new lawyers will take legislative seats in November Orlando attorney David Simmons won his two-way Republican primary and faces Democrat Ali Shahnami in November. Attorney and Democrat John Gillespie won the Democratic primary and the right to face Rep. Debby P. Sanderson, R-Ft. Lauderdale, for a Broward County seat. Bonifay attorney Roy Lake was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is running in the general election against Donald Brown, winner of the Republican primary. Palatka attorney Joe H. Pickens won a two-way Republican primary and faces Democrat Skeet Alford in November. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Larry Crow, R-Dunedin, had no primary and faces Democrat Sue Humphreys in November. Gainesville attorney Howard Rosenblatt was unsuccessful in a three-way Democratic primary. Democrat and Orlando attorney Ali Kirk Mashayekhi did not have a primary and faces incument Rep. Randy Johnson, R-Winter Garden, in November. Stuart attorney Joe Negron and incumbent Rep. Art Argenio defeated one other candidate to make the October 3 runoff. The winner faces a write-in candidate in November. All together, 48 attorneys filed to run in 44 House seats, and 11 attorneys filed to run in 11 different Senate races. (All 120 House seats are up for election and half of the 40 Senate seats.) After the first primary, 10 attorneys have been elected to the House, either because they were unopposed or had only primary opposition. Another five have been elected to the Senate for the same reasons. Four attorneys are still in the running for Senate seats, as are 25 attorneys for House seats. (Six attorney-senators are in the middle of their terms.) For the 1998-2000 session, there were 27 lawyers in the House and 13 in the Senate.last_img read more

Ophir Energy increases debt facility to repay Santos assets

first_imgUK-based Ophir Energy has increased and extended its existing Reserve Based Lending Facility (RBL) by $100 million to $350 million. Ophir will now be able repay a facility used to fund the acquisition of a package of assets from Australia’s Santos.The maturity of the RBL has been extended by 18 months, so it now matures on December 31, 2025, restoring the original seven-year maturity, Ophir said on Wednesday.The increase follows the completion of the acquisition of certain Southeast Asian assets from Santos announced on September 6, 2018. The increased and extended RBL will be secured against the group’s acquired producing assets in Southeast Asia, including Chim Sao field in Vietnam and the producing fields in the Madura and Sampang PSCs in Indonesia.According to Ophir, proceeds from the RBL increase will be used to fully repay the 18 month Bridge Facility that Ophir signed in August this year to partly fund the acquisition of a package of production and development assets from Santos.“Having experienced a strong production performance during 2018, and with commodity prices ahead of budget for the majority of the year and lower capex payments, Ophir now expects to end the year with net debt of $65 million (with the RBL drawn down by $250 million by early-January) versus previous guidance of $110 million,” the company stated.Additionally, with the increased RBL capacity, gross liquidity (cash and undrawn available borrowings) at year-end is expected to be $360 million versus previous guidance of $260 million.Tony Rouse, CFO of Ophir Energy, commented: “We are pleased with the ongoing strong support of our relationship banks, evidenced by the integration of Santos assets into the company’s long-term debt facility. Our balance sheet remains strong and we expect to have greater liquidity at year end than previously guided.”last_img read more

Police Adding More Patrols During Holiday Season

first_imgThanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods in Indiana and local law enforcement agencies are adding extra patrols to keep drivers safe.“Until December 1, we will have saturation patrols as part of a comprehensive effort to curb impaired driving,” said Lt. Doug Wolfer from the Batesville Police Department. “Anyone found to be driving impaired will be arrested. Also, occupants not using seat belts or who are not properly restrained will be cited and given a ticket.”“In fact, in Indiana, more than 50 percent of fatalities in auto accidents are due to passengers who did not buckle up,” added Wolfer.In November 2012, there were 355 alcohol-related crashes across Indiana resulting in 155 injuries and 5 fatalities.Agencies from across the state, including the Batesville Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, and troopers from the Indiana State Police are jointly participating on a crackdown of impaired driving and seatbelt enforcement during over the Thanksgiving holiday period, according to Wolfer.“If you see someone driving in a manner you suspect of being impaired, there is a high probability you are right,” said Lt. Wolfer from the Batesville Police Department. “Call 911 immediately and report the location, description, and direction the vehicle is traveling. This will help officers observe the activity of the suspect and take necessary action to prevent a possible tragedy.”The officers also noted that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for kids between the ages of 8 and 15. For families with young children it’s important to have a properly installed child safety seat or booster seat for each child.Parents can visit for a list of locations and a toll-free phone number to speak with experts about the proper installation of child safety seats.last_img read more

USC crushes Pacific by double digits

first_imgAfter a month of road trips in front of hostile crowds and tough opponents, the No. 1 USC men’s water polo team finally returned home to face Cal Lutheran  and Pacific on Saturday and did what it has done consistently throughout 2012: win handily over a team it was expected to beat.Steady · Junior driver Stephen Siri scored two goals Saturday. Siri now has 13 goals on the season — eight fewer than last year’s total. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily Trojan“We love being at home,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said. “Everything is more comfortable. I thought we played well after the first quarter, the defense and James Clark played excellent. Offensively we were strong the whole game, so I was very happy with that.”The Trojans’ businesslike menatility is truly something to marvel at. The team is 20-0 this season, and though only a handful of games have been highly contested (top-5 teams such as Stanford, California, and UCLA all have pushed USC to the brink), every other team that has faced USC has been utterly beaten.“We talk about staying focused a lot, and we understand that it’s important to be prepared,” Vavic said. “Our guys believe in it. You can talk about it all you want, but if you don’t believe in it, then it’s just talk. Our guys realize how every opponent can beat you, so they take care of business, prepare, train hard, and we have great leadership.”On Saturday, USC started slow, and the first period featured seven goals scored — four for the Trojans and three for Pacific. Pacific actually led 3-2 late in the first before two quick goals by junior driver Stephen Siri and senior driver Tobias Preuss gave the Trojans a lead that they would not relinquish.“Pacific didn’t do anything that we didn’t expect,” Vavic said. “We made a few careless individual mistakes and let them score a couple of goals. But we did a good job the rest of the game. Excluding the first quarter, our defense was good.”In the second quarter, USC established its superiority with three straight goals to start the frame. After a Pacific goal on a penalty shot, Preuss assisted on junior two-meter Jeremy Davie’s goal to give the Trojans an 8-4 halftime lead.The third quarter was much of the same. Led by junior goalie James Clark, who finished with 12 saves, USC’s defense suffocated the Tigers’ attack. Pacific scored on another five-meter penalty shot in the third quarter to make the score 9-5 before the Trojans went on a 4-0 run with goals from Preuss, senior driver Michael Rosenthal, and sophomore driver Marc Vonderweidt. The goal from Preuss gave the senior a hat trick, tying him for the game high with junior driver Kostas Genidounias, who has now scored 36 goals on the season.“You want to see five guys scoring a goal,” Vavic said. “It’s always good for the team to be balance like that. It’s good for the confidence of each player. You don’t want to see just one or two players scoring and everyone else watching.”In this latest step toward another championship, the Trojans started slow before exerting their dominance and avoiding an upset.“Last week, Berkley beat Stanford, then Long Beach went to Berkley and beat them,” Vavic said, citing instances of upsets of top-ranked teams. “Teams are getting upset, and we did not allow that to happen this week.”last_img read more

19 Teams for 2016 Winners Golden Bet/Lagos SWAN Cup

first_imgAccording to event schedule, the first day will witness an opening game between the Lagos SWAN Veterans and Lagos State Sports Commission team to be led by its Chairman, Deji Tinubu, with group matches expected to commence on Monday, July 25.He further explained that, “For this year’s event, we will be having a comprehensive medical check-up for all members and the stadium community. This initiative was facilitated by Dr Labake Coker and will be handled by Laba Care International Medical Mission, New Jersey, United States.”At the brief ceremony witnessed by representative of Winners Golden Bet, Femi Junaid, the chairman of the LOC stressed that Laba Care International has promised to carry out a compulsory check up on all participating teams and SWAN members with free drugs given.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Technical Committee of the tournament, Wale Joseph presided over the draws which saw Complete Sports, Inspiration FM, Unilag FM, Galaxy TV and Brila FM paired in Group A.Defending champion, Sportsvision will start their title defence against former silver medalist, New Fan Zone, debutant Nigeria, Top Radio and Silverbird TV.It will be a battle between 2 federal government media outfits, Voice of Nigeria and News Agency of Nigeria in Group B against New Telegraph and SuperSport.Cool FM, Lagos Television, NTA and TV Continental will slug it out in Group D.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nineteen teams will participate in this year’s Winners Golden Bet/Lagos SWAN Cup starting tomorrow at the Legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.Chairman of the 2016 Sports Committee, Debo Oshundun, made this known on Tuesday at a Press Conference/Draws held at the multipurpose hall of the association.Speaking at the event, Debo revealed that the 2016 edition will be bigger and better with Zenith Sports and FC IfeanyiUbah all willing to support Winners Golden Bet as partners.last_img read more

Survey shows fans choose football over Valentine’s Day romance

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Romance will be in the air for some on Valentine’s Day, but most football fans aren’t willing to skip tonight’s action to spend a romantic evening with their partner.A survey commissioned by The Football Pools found that only 21% want to spend the night with their partner and 45% would prefer to watch the football on TV. 10% of the 2,000 fans that were asked will be heading to a match, on a night featuring UEFA Champions League matches and a full fixture list in the Football League.The consolation for partners of football lovers is that most fans would choose their partner over their club if it meant losing them forever, while 59% would choose to switch allegiances to their arch rival rather than leave their partner.Female fans were more willing to switch, with 66% saying they’d support their team’s arch rival if the future of their relationship depended on it, while 45% of men would rather end the relationship than switch clubs.Stoke City fans were revealed to be the most romantic in the Premier League, with 55% choosing to spend Valentine’s Day with their partner, and 81% willing to stop supporting the club for their other half. AFC Bournemouth fans were shown to be the least passionate, with not a single fan choosing a romantic evening over football.Interestingly, it also seems that football is spilling over into other areas of romance; one in ten admitted to having thought about football during sex, while 80% of Burnley fans said they have thought about football at a wedding. Share Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020last_img read more

Malaysian teen kills herself after Instagram poll

first_imgA 16 year-old girl has killed herself in Malaysia, after posting a poll on her Instagram account asking followers if she should die or not, and 69 per cent of responders voting that she should, the media reported on Wednesday.Police in the state of Sarawak said the victim posted the poll on the photo-sharing app with the message: “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”. After most responders voted for “death”, she killed herself, the Guardian reported.Her death prompted a lawyer to suggest that those who voted for her to die could be guilty of abetting suicide.Ramkarpal Singh, a lawyer and MP in the state of Penang, said: “Would the girl still be alive today if the majority of netizens on her Instagram account discouraged her from taking her own life? Would she have heeded the advice of netizens to seek professional help had they done so? “Did the encouragement of those netizens actually influence her decision to take her own life? Since attempted suicide is an offence in this country, it follows that abetting one to attempt suicide may be, too.”Malaysia’s youth and sports minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, said the tragedy highlighted the need for national-level discussions about mental health in the country.In February, Instagram announced that it will launch “sensitivity screens” to block images of self-harm.The move followed the death of British teenager Molly Russell, 14, whose parents believe saw images of suicide and self-harm on the app before she took her own life in 2017.advertisementlast_img read more