Baltimore-based funkers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have revealed dates for a major summer tour. Coming on the heels of their recently-released Pleasure album, the summer dates will take them throughout the country, hitting many major festivals along the way.The band’s summer dates begin later this month, when they host their very own Domefest from May 19th through the 21st. They’ll also appear at Summer Camp, Revival Fest, Disc Jam, Great Outdoors Jam, Merryland Music Festival, Camp Barefoot, The Big What?, Buffalove Music Festival, Deep Roots Mountain Revival and, last but not least, Catskill Chill. Is that a lot of festivals or what?!Of course the schedule features some standalone headlining performances, including sets at the NorVA, Terminal West, and more. You can catch the full schedule below, and head to the band’s website for more information.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Tour Dates5/19-21 Bedford, PA Domefest 5/27 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp 5/29 Harmony Park, MN – Revival Fest 6/9-12 Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam 6/29 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall 6/30 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 7/1-2 Branford, FL – Great Outdoors Jam 7/3 Charleston, SC Charleston Pour House 7/10 Columbia, MD – Merryland Music Festival 7/21 Mebane, NC – The Big What? 7/22 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA 7/29 Burlington, VT – Nectar’s7/30 Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery (w/ Moe.) 7/31 Westfield, NY – Buffalove Music Festival 8/18-20 Elkins, WV – Camp Barefoot 8/26 Lancaster, NH – NH Hempfest 9/16 Masontown, WV – Deep Roots Mountain Revival9/22-24 Thornville, OH – Resonance Music Festival 9/23-25 Lakewood, PA – Catskill Chill
Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron have submitted a joint request to the European Commission seeking financial support for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France.Varadkar and Macron co-signed a letter today before the European Council meeting in Brussels, requesting Jean-Claude Juncker’s support for the grant application.The Celtic Interconnector will provide the first direct link between Ireland’s electricity network and mainland Europe, which will be vital for the post-Brexit landscape. The Taoiseach and President Macron pledged to pursue the project at their recent bilateral meeting in Paris.Speaking after signing the letter, Varadkar, said:“The Celtic Interconnector will help to reduce electricity prices, support climate action, and provide greater energy security for Ireland. Our two countries are working together to seek EU funding for 60% of the overall €1 billion cost of the project, with the balance coming from commercial revenue.“I’m delighted that France has agreed to join Ireland in making this grant application, and I particularly want to thank President Macron for his personal support. This demonstrates the ever-closer relationship between Ireland and France, which will be Ireland’s closest EU neighbour when the UK leaves. I also welcome the excellent co-operation between the Irish and French national regulatory authorities.”
“I am fine with no injuries,” Rudisha tweeted. “Thank you for your prayers.”The collision occurred at around 22:30 local time on Saturday (20:30 BST) as the two-time world champion was travelling to his home in Kilgoris, western Kenya.Keroka police chief Walter Abondo said: “Rudisha was rushed to the Keroka Sub County Hospital where the doctors revealed that the athlete had not suffered any fractures, and he has been allowed to go home and rest.”Rudisha has not competed since the Shanghai Diamond League meeting in May 2017 because of recurrent back and knee injuries and he is reported to have started light training with a view to defending his Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.He has a wild card for next month’s World Athletics Championships in Doha but he is not expected to compete in the national trials in Nairobi on 12-13 September.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha has thanked “the Almighty God for the gift of life” after surviving a car accident in his native Kenya.The world 800m record holder, 30, was driving his SUV on the Nairobi-Kisumu highway when a tyre burst and the vehicle collided head-on with a bus.Rudisha was treated for minor soft-tissue injuries and police confirmed there were no deaths in the accident.
Giant killers Crown, who sent packing Rangers and Wikki, took the lead after 15 minutes, before Elu Wilson restored parity after 21 minutes.IfeanyiUbah, with their wealthy club owner watching from the stands, then took the lead in the 56th minute through a controversial penalty converted by Camerounian midfielder Tamen Medrano.An equaliser by Crown in 86th minute by Yakubu Ahmed, which appeared to be a good goal, was chalked off by the referee, who was subsequently attacked by angry fans.But after this disruption, play continued for ‘The Anambra Warriors’ IfeanyiUbah to shoot to thecup final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FEDERATION CUPFC IfeanyiUbah will play in the final of this year’s Nigeria Federation Cup after the Nnewi club defeated giant killers Crown FC 2-1 in Kaduna wednesday.The Anambra Warriors will slug it out with the winners of the second semifinal between Enyimba and Nasarawa United to be played today with the eventual winners of the cup representing Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.