Last night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts held a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester at The Capitol Theatre with Christina Bianco, George Porter Jr., Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring organization. By matching adult volunteers, “Bigs,” with children, “Littles,” facing adversity, they are able to accomplish their mission of “helping children reach and realize their potential.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW provides at-risk children with strong, positive and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.As part of The Really Big Show, the musicians came together in this spirit of goodness. The beloved NOLA funk bassist joined forces with young musicians, guitarist Brandon Niederauer and drummer Jager Soss for two songs: “Be Careful Who You Idolize” by George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners and “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. You can watch their first performance together below, courtesy of Jon Hammer:Tonight, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY will host JAM THE VOTE, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Blind Boys of Alabama in a multi-act, classic New Orleans-style jam session. Thirty-six hours before Election Day, the once-in-a-lifetime house band will create a “Night for the Soul.” And the special guests include Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros), Amayo (Antibalas), Amy Helm, Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), DJ Logic, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Lee Fields, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Matisyahu, Nicole Atkins, Questlove, Robert Randolph, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Valerie June, Win Butler (Arcade Fire) and more! Free stream is available to those who pledge to vote. Find out more here.[Photo courtesy of Greg Horowitz]
John Joe Nevin’s absence from the Ireland boxing squad for next month’s World Championships in Kazakhstan has left the nation without a representative in the bantamweight slot. The departure of world number one Nevin to the professional ranks is a big blow to the Ireland squad which hopes to surpass the one bronze – won by Nevin – at the last World Championships in Azerbaijan two years ago. Ireland head coach Billy Walsh said: “John Joe will obviously be difficult to replace. He’s ranked number one in the world and would have been seeded at number one in Kazakhstan. “But our focus is on the World Championships. John Joe is not going and the rest of the squad are, and they are our focus now.” The Ireland squad is headed by two London 2012 bronze medallists, light-flyweight Paddy Barnes and flyweight Michael Conlan – who is expected to follow Nevin into the professional ranks after the tournament. Walsh added: “The World Championships is always the toughest tournament – tougher than the Olympic Games. But if the team perform to their potential they are capable of doing well.” Ireland squad: Light-flyweight: Paddy Barnes; Flyweight: Michael Conlan; Lightweight: Sean McComb; Light-welterweight: Ray Moylette; Welterweight: Adam Nolan; Middleweight: Jason Quigley; Light-heavyweight: Joe Ward; Heavyweight: Tommy McCarthy; Super-heavyweight: Con Sheehan. Nevin was on the original list of 10 names lodged by the Irish Amateur Boxing Association with world governing body AIBA, but subsequently declared his intention to turn professional. Ireland attempted to replace Olympic silver medallist Nevin with Gary McKenna at 56kg – only for AIBA to then rule out the switch due to the deadline for registration having passed. Press Association
Cranes training at Lugogo today. FUFA MEDIASaturdayUganda vs Kampala region Select XINovember 8International friendly: Uganda vs ZambiaNovember 122018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualfier-Africa Zone: Uganda vs Congo BrazzavilleUganda coach Sredejovic ‘Micho’ Milutin has named a Cranes squad to prepare to face Zambia in a friendly on November 8 and for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on November 12.Nineteen foreign based players who will later be joined by eleven local based players will make a total of 30 to prepare for the two encounters.While speaking at the FUFA weekly press conference in Mengo on Wednesday, Micho said that the 11 local based players will be selected from the the 22 who will feature for the Uganda Cranes in the Kampala region tour on Saturday at the Mutesa II Memorial Stadium in Wankulukuku.Micho, who was flanked by the assistant coach Moses Basena , FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein and the sponsors Airtel Uganda and Nile Breweries Limited representative Bobkins Kibirige, said he is giving players two chances to prove their worth.“We have summoned 19 professionals and 22 locally based players all of whom have equal chances to fight for the places on the final team against Congo Brazzaville. First we have a match against the Kampala regional team at Wankulukuku on Saturday, then the Zambian friendly match,” Micho said.The team started training on Wednesday with a test match.Uganda started their World Cup campaign by holding Ghana to a goalless draw away last month.List of the foreign based playersGoalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Salim Jamal Magola Defenders: Denis Iguma, Walusimbi Godffrey, Isaac Isinde, Murshid Juuko, Ronald Mukiibi, Mike AziraMidfielders: Shafic Batambuze,Godffrey Baba Kizito, Tonny Mawejje, Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya,Khalid AuchoStrikers: Faruku Miya, Yunus Sentamu, William Kizito Luwagga and Geoffrey MassaThe 22 Local Based playersGoalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan, Ismail WatengaDefenders: Nicholas Wadada, Denis Okot , Joseph Nsubuga, Hassan Wasswa, Joseph Ochaya, Kasagga Richard , Awanyi Timoth , Halid LwaliwaMidfileders: Muzamil Mutyaba, Kizito Keziron, Sadam Juma, Shafic Kajimu,Lwesibawa Godffrey, Kayiwa Allan, Vitalis Tabu Abdul Malik,Strikers: Muhammad Shaban, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Edrisa Lubega, Erisa Sekisambu, Derrick Nsibambi.WWW.FUFA.CO.UG****[email protected] on: WhatsApp
West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus in his city, but he told Jen and Bill this morning that doesn’t mean that everything has to come to a screeching halt.WPB Mayor Keith JamesThe mayor says the public library is still open and it has to be because many people need to use the computers there to find work and file unemployment claims.Mayor James says the city commission is still gathering and will hold a meeting on Monday while observing the proper social distancing. While bars are closed, restaurants are still open with reduced, wide-spread seating and delivery options.More than 300 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Florida with 21 Palm Beach County residents now infected with the virus that has already killed more than 100 people nationwide and eight in the state.The new cases revealed Wednesday in Palm Beach County include a 6-year-old boy, the youngest person to test positive for COVID-19 statewide.Florida health officials said it is not known how he contracted the virus. One of the infected residents is not currently living in the county.In addition to the disturbing news that a youngster is infected, the latest numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show that 328 people statewide are now stricken.Listen to Jen and Bill’s full interview with WPB Mayor Keith James here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/WPB-Mayor-Keith-James-Morning-Show.mp3The only drive-through testing center in Palm Beach County announced it is no longer accepting appointments because it doesn’t have the tools it needs.“Until we receive additional test kits, we are unable to further schedule any testing appointments,” said Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare, which began swabbing people in the parking lot of its Palm Springs office Monday.DeSantis insisted that more kits would be arriving soon.
Tags: elite golf, England squads, Fairhaven Trophies Rosie Belsham and Callum Macfie led a great weekend for England at the Fairhaven Trophies in Lancashire, where they respectively won the girls’ and boys’ titles in great style.Belsham, from Whitley Bay, Northumberland, powered to 23-under par and a 20 shot win over Darcey Harry of Wales. It’s the lowest gross ever recorded in the Fairhaven Trophies, beating the best boys’ score by four and the best girls’ score by 11.Meanwhile, Macfie, from Lindrick in Yorkshire, birdied the last two holes for a two-shot victory – and a triumphant return from injury.It’s the biggest win to date for both players (pictured top), who train with England squads. For Belsham, there was the added pleasure of beating par over 72 holes for the first time – and the vindication for making swing changes over the last fortnight. Macfie, who finished on seven-under, won his title at his third and final attempt before leaving junior ranks.Belsham, playing against a par of 75, shot 70 68 69 70. Her seven-under 68 is her lowest-ever score and, over the championship, she had four eagles. “I’m very pleased,” she said. “It’s my first win in a national event so I’m very happy.”Two weeks ago the 17-year-old decided to make significant swing changes and worked hard on the range to groove them. “It really paid off,” she said.“I knew my short game was in really good shape, I just didn’t have any expectation of my long game. But after the first round I was paying good!”Macfie, 18, had to take six weeks out last season after injuring his left side, so his win is particularly sweet. “My injury set me back and my confidence was a little bit low. But with my coach and my training (in the gym) I’ve got to a place where I’m injury free and swinging pain free and that’s made the difference. And I played my heart out.”Macfie opened with two-over 74, but after his second round 68 he was in third place at the halfway stage and four shots off the lead, set by his Yorkshire team-mate Ben Schmidt. “I didn’t try and push too hard today, I just gave myself chances and didn’t put myself under too much pressure.“It was really exciting coming down the stretch, Ben was playing well, Tiger (Christensen from Germany) was doing well a couple of groups ahead. It was a pressure situation, but I came out on top,” said Macfie who shot 70 69 in the last two rounds.Christensen was runner-up on five-under, followed by Schmidt (Rotherham) on four under. Three other English players were in the top 10: Remy Miller (Prestbury, Cheshire) was fifth; Jamie Marwick (Corhampton, Hampshire) was ninth and Jacob Kelso (Kings Hill, Kent) was 10th.Belsham also teamed up with George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall) and Dominic Clemons (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) to win the team prize for England. Belsham is pictured with Leigh.Click here for full scores 5 May 2019 England pair win Fairhaven Trophies in style