Dave Matthews, Graham Nash And More Stand With Standing Rock At Benefit Show

first_imgLast night, as demonstrators continued to stand their ground in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) on Standing Rock Indian Preservation, a group of musicians came together in Washington, D.C. to host a benefit concert to raise funds for the resistance effort. Billed as “Stand for Standing Rock,” the event at DAR Constitution Hall was hosted and headlined by Dave Matthews and featured performances by R&B artist Ledisi, Neko Case (The New Pornographers), Graham Nash, and frequent Matthews collaborator Tim Reynolds.In addition to the evening’s famous performers, Matthews invited many members of tribe to perform and speak, including 23-year-old Kendrick Eagle, who shared his experiences meeting President Obama on a few occasions. “He told us he had our backs as long as he’s in office. And now we need him more than ever, and that’s why I’m here.”After introducing the evening’s various sets of music and speaking on several occasions, Matthews and Reynolds finally took the stage for their headlining set. Easily a highlight of their performance, Matthews told a story about his experience visiting the protestors’ camp at Standing Rock: “The whole experience at the camp exploded my brain and I don’t know what to do about it” said the singer/guitarist. He then debuted a new song about that experience entitled “Song For Billijo”. You can watch fan-shot footage of the debut of “Song for Billijo” below, courtesy of YouTube user dmb4041:Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds also brought out Graham Nash during their set, playing a rendition of the classic song “Teach Your Children” together. Watch the performance below, courtesy of DMB4041.In such a divisive and tense political climate, it’s inspiring to see artist like Matthews and company standing for important causes like this one. #NoDAPLSetlists:Ledisi Setlist:“A Change Is Gonna Come” (by Sam Cooke)“A Bridge Over Troubled Water” (by Simon & Garfunkel)“Trouble in Mind” (by Richard M. Jones)“Come Together” (by The Beatles)Neko Case Setlist:“Vengeance Is Sleeping”“Middle Cyclone”“Man”Graham Nash Setlist:“Military Madness”“Just a Song Before I Go”“Wasted on the Way”“Chicago”Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Setlist:“Don’t Drink The Water”“Satellite”“One Sweet World”“#41”“The Maker” (with Neko Case)“Tangled Web We Weave” (Tim Reynolds solo)“Little Thing”“Samurai Cop”“Oh”“Crush”“Teach Your Children” (by Crosby, Stills & Nash; with Graham Nash and Shane Fontayne)“Song for Billijo” (original, debut)“Two Step”[h/t – Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Michael Conlan claims AIBA bantamweight world crown in Doha

first_img Despite going down to a right hook late in the third round, the 23-year-old Belfast fighter came through 30-27, 29-28, 29-27 to add the world title to the Olympic bronze medal he won in London in 2012. Conlan joins Katie Taylor as the only Irish fighters to win AIBA world titles, with Taylor due to go for her sixth in Kazakhstan early next year. Michael Conlan was crowned Ireland’s first men’s AIBA world champion after a unanimous points victory over Uzbekistan’s Murodjon Akhmadaliev in their bantamweight final in Doha. Press Associationcenter_img And they could be joined on Thursday by another Irish winner, with Joe Ward set to face classy Cuban Julio La Cruz in the light-heavyweight final. Conlan was relieved to avoid humiliation at the end after hitting the deck a minute before the end of the fight. He told the BBC: “I am a bit embarrassed at getting knocked down in the last round. “It is the first time I have been on the canvas in my life. He hit me right on the button.” Fellow Irishman Michael O’Reilly missed out on a place at the Rio Olympics following a controversial defeat to Hosam Abdin in the middleweight class. O’ Reilly, who had already won a bronze medal, lost the first two rounds to his Egyptian opponent, despite out punching him, and although he won the third it was not enough to stave off a controversial 29-28 defeat. last_img read more

‘Captain Okunbo at 60’ Pro-Am Invitation Golf Tournament Ends TodayÂ

first_img“We have witnessed competitive golfing actions since Monday when the caddy category through Tuesday while the professionals tournament takes centre stage on same day for their final match.“So, today, being the final day, the guests ladies and special guests will open the day tee-off by 6.30am, just after the amateur men handicap 0-17 and ladies handicap 0-28 follow in the same order while the professional final match day tee-off immediately which will eventually lead to the closing and presentation of prizes later in the evening.” MD/CEO Kaydees said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The weeklong golfing activities at the Captain Hosa Okunbo at 60 Pro-Am Invitation Golf Tournament holding at the Benin Club golf course, Benin City will come to end today.The golf tournament which teed-off on Monday February 12, featured about 300 professional and amateur golfers who came from different golf clubs across the country for the event put together by the Benin Club Golf Section in honour of the philanthropist, who also is the patron of Benin Club.The chief host of the tournament, Kingsley Ehi Okunbo, the MD/CEO of Vision Air Products, expressed satisfaction at the turnout of golfers taking part in the tournament that teed-off in honour of Captain Hosa said the tournament has lived up to expectation.Okunbo remarked that earmarking the sum of five million naira as prize money for the professional golfers was the highest in the history of the professional golfers in Nigeria, adding that various other prizes would be awarded to all those who distinguished themselves at the event.Meanwhile, part of the activities outlined for the closing day is the amateur men handicap 0-17 and ladies handicap 0-28 follow in the same order while the professional final match day tee-off immediately which will eventually lead to the closing and presentation of prizes later in the evening.last_img read more

England Golf welcomes The R&A’s ‘COVID-19 Support Fund’

first_img England Golf acknowledges The R&A’s statement (18 May) detailing the COVID-19 Support Fund and very much appreciates the opportunity to offer financial assistance to golf clubs experiencing difficulties during the coronavirus crisis.Golf clubs in England have been allocated a proportionate share of a £4 million funding package to be administered by the governing bodies of the four home nations.We are working expediently towards finalising qualifying criteria for funding applications and will look to confirm details within the next few weeks.Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, England Golf has worked closely with The R&A on a number of matters relating to golf’s recovery including putting in place the conditions for the game’s return on 13 May after a seven week absence.This latest collaboration will see vital funds put forward by The R&A and then allocated and distributed via England Golf to clubs building for a stronger future.England Golf chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson said: “Golf clubs are the heartbeat of many communities across England.“In challenging circumstances, we have worked closely with The R&A and share their deep desire to support our clubs in recovery.“This support fund is good news for clubs who have shown terrific resilience through these unprecedented times.” 22 May 2020 England Golf welcomes The R&A’s ‘COVID-19 Support Fund’ Tags: The R&Alast_img read more

Wynne Family Gifts The Wynne Farm to Southwest Washington Conserving Upper…

first_imgFacebook114Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Capitol Land Trust530 acres in upper Schneider Creek watershed protected… forever Wynne family completes gift to southwest Washington valued at over $2 millionThe Wynne Farm Photo Credit: Greg MennegarThe entire 530-acre Wynne Farm has now been conserved, protecting most of the upper Schneider Creek valley, announced Capitol Land Trust today. The Wynne Farm is one of southwest Washington’s signature working-lands properties, containing a vibrant mix of forests, streams and wetlands. The Wynne family sustainably harvests trees, while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat. Forests on the property protect Schneider Creek, a vital salmon stream that empties to the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve on Totten Inlet, along Puget Sound in Thurston County.Seven years ago, Tom and Charlene Wynne donated a conservation easement to Capitol Land Trust on 355 acres of their sustainably-managed tree farm. Today’s announcement recognizes the signing of a second conservation easement on an additional 175 acres in the incredible Schneider Creek valley. Now, the 530-acre property will never be subdivided or developed.“The family—from Tom’s parents to Tom and me—wanted to ensure the property never got broken up and developed, and wanted to keep the property as wildlife habitat,” said Charlene Wynne.The farm’s forested hillsides rise steeply from the valley floor, where hayfields, flooded in part by beavers, provide habitat for native amphibians. Hawks and other raptors look from overhead for movement in the grass, and elk, cougar and other large mammals feed along the edge of the forests and fields. Streams flow for 3.5 miles through the property, tumbling down from the hills to empty into wetlands along the valley floor. This clean, cool freshwater flows through the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve and estuary, to the benefit of salmon and the health of Puget Sound. Conservation of the upper Schneider Creek—when added to the Kennedy Creek Preserve— effectively protects about 10% percent of the entire stream system’s habitats.Tom and Charlene Wynne Photo Credit: Laurence Reeves“The Wynnes are true heroes in our community. They recognized the value of their lands – for open space, wildlife habitat and protecting our water – and made the ultimate commitment to ensure these values remain for future generations. Completing this conservation agreement also took the help of the County and many Capitol Land Trust members and is a testament that conservation is critical to our community’s well-being,” said Amanda Reed, Capitol Land Trust’s Executive Director.Funding to complete the conservation easement process and to ensure long-term stewardship of the land was provided by Thurston County’s Conservation Futures Program, Capitol Land Trust members and the SteamboatConservation Partnership, a unique collaboration between the Griffin Neighborhood Association and Capitol Land Trust.The Wynne family has owned property in the Schneider Creek Valley since 1916, and Tom and Charlene hold a powerful connection to the land. They lovingly manage the land as a tree farm, giving equal consideration to their family business and to the environment. Harvesting trees in small patches with 75 years between cuttings protects water quality and enables the property’s forests to remain healthy. In 1990, the Wynne Tree Farm was awarded the national “Green Tag” for sustainable forest management — only the fifth in the state to achieve this honor!Learn more about Capitol Land Trust at CapitolLandTrust.org.last_img read more