2 Mar

Pretty Lights Performs Secret Set In The Streets Of New Orleans [Video]

first_imgLast week, Pretty Lights stunned fans with his announcement of a new direction, emphasizing more live band work with a new song called “Only Yesterday” featuring members of Lettuce, Break Science and more. Naturally, what does one do when they want a heavy dose of live music? Visit New Orleans, of course.That’s where Pretty Lights and the Analog Future Band found themselves last night, as they headlined the BUKU Music & Arts Festival. Not only did PL headline with the band, but he was scheduled to perform at the Joy Theater for a late night party featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Horns.An additional secret after party took place on the streets of NOLA, as Pretty Lights shared the above photo with the caption “PLay a secret set in NOLA .” Fans could not have been happier to witness this intimate, late-night dance party.Check out some fan-shot footage of the secret set, courtesy of Cy Desormeaux on YouTube:The fans couldn’t have been happier.I just witnessed a secret pretty lights set in New Orleans and just met datsik. my life cannot be better.— Gaby Hidalgo (@gabyhidalg0) March 13, 2016Some enamored reactions from around the web:3 @PrettyLights sets in one night…and one of them under a bridge in New Orleans. Wow. Thank you Buku. pic.twitter.com/MjY8iZ40v7— Pal-Jacik (@Blaking_Bad) March 13, 2016 This is how close I was to @PrettyLights last night at the secret set. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/yTX8QVByGV— Nas Kabbani (@anaskabbani10) March 13, 2016Keep on rocking it, PL Fam.last_img read more

30 Aug

Rank lowers profit guidance as Mecca venues begin reopening

first_img Share Rank Group Plc has issued a market update as it begins to reopen its Mecca Bingo venues across England from Saturday 4 July.   Absorbing COVID-19 impacts and costs, Rank stated that its group underlying profits will fall at the lower end of its provided £48-58 million guidance for the year ending 30 June 2020.Despite the closure of its entire UK land-based gaming estate since mid-March, Rank underlined that the company has maintained a net cash outflow which is in line with previous guidance. As of 1 July, Rank has retained £140 million in cash and available facilities, with the gambling group underlining that it will meet its 2020 bank covenant demands.As Rank begins its phased reopening of Mecca Bingo venues across England, it expects to lower its monthly net cash flow from £10 million to £7 million, dependent on further venue reopenings in Scotland and Wales. The LSE group is currently awaiting government confirmation on when it will be allowed to reopen its Grosvenor Casino venues, in which the group is working with the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) to ‘engage the government’.In Spain, Rank reopened its Enracha bingo clubs on 10 June, stating that revenues had been ‘at approximately 60% of pre-Covid-19 levels’.Rank highlighted the continued momentum of its digital division, which has delivered an ‘aggregate revenue growth’ of circa 17% on a proforma basis. Digital growth was maintained despite new subsidiary Stride Gaming integrating new  safer gambling and customer due diligence measures to bring them in line with Rank operating policies.John O’Reilly, CEO of Rank, commented: “I am pleased that we will be able to start welcoming our loyal Mecca customers back into their clubs on Saturday and we are all looking forward to doing what we do best. As ever, the health, safety and wellbeing of all our customers and colleagues remains front and centre of everything that we do, and we have created safe environments for our customers to come and enjoy themselves once again.  “Our Grosvenor venues are also ready to safely open and we are working hard to ensure we receive the support of the Government to reopen our casinos soon. Our colleagues are very keen to get back to work to pick up the progress we had been making prior to lockdown.” Submit Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

28 Aug

Take me to court over who owns national teams – Vanderpuye dares GFA

first_imgYouth and Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpauye has dared the Ghana Football Association to challenge him in court that government does not own the national teams.There is a dispute over who owns the national teams after the Sports Ministry wrote to the Ghana Football Association last week in a controversial letter. The May 17 communication openly warned the GFA to desist from unilaterally organising and signing contracts and memoranda regarding friendly matches of the Black Stars and all other national teams.Last month, Nii Lantey also noted his displeasure at the FA for not including his outfit in a friendly involving Ghana’s Local Black Stars team and Japan – something the minsitry noted was happening for the second time.The former Sports broadcaster has reiterated that the national teams are for the state and that he hopes that action will not be repeated by the GFA.“If any member of the Ghana FA feels otherwise, they can write to me or go to court and say that I am claiming what constitutionally is not my mandate and authority- so they can go to court and restrain me from taking that path,” he told Joy FM’s Sports Track on Monday.Speaking in a very measure toned, Vanderpuye said, “I will not hesitate to take the most serious decision in the interest of Ghana football and Ghanaians if that thing happens again, I have got an informal response but it will be better for them to put it on paper so that we can continue a very healthy relationship.” These comments come on the back of an appearance by GFA member Kofi Manu on the Joy Sports Link on Saturday. In that interview, Manu had sought to justify the FA’s long-held view that they could take certain decisions without recourse to the sports ministry by quoting provisions in the Constitution of Ghana.But Vanderpuye is also adamant that if the GFA claims ownership of national teams, they should not not always fall on the state for funding.Manu’s view – held by many in the GFA – was that the sports ministry (and by extension the government of Ghana) only had a “social duty” to fund the national teams, and that per the rules of FIFA, the GFA was the only body mandated to call the shots where national teams were concerned.”The national teams are all products of the GFA, which is the country’s officially mandated representative, and not the government of Ghana”, Manu told Nathaniel Attoh. And Vanderpuye, who stance against FA unilateralism is legendary, repeated his subtle warnings on Monday. “Once this thing [where the GFA signs matches for friendly matches without government knowledge] happened and I have got a member of the GFA executive committee to say oh Honourable sorry it was an oversight and that it will not happen again, I have taken it in good faith because I respect the opinion of that person and I know it will not happen again.” “We are supposed to work together in the interest of Ghana Football and  I wouldn’t want to go on a path of any strange relationship with anybody- I would want to be respected and I would respect everybody.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more