For those who caught on to Frank Zappa’s music after his untimely death, few experiences rivaled that of the Zappa Plays Zappa project. Led by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa, the band name said it all, one Zappa playing the music of another.Only, there seems to be some contention over the use of the Zappa family name for the project. The Zappa Family Trust recently informed Dweezil that he did not have the rights to tour under the name Zappa Plays Zappa, as the last name is a trademark owned by the trust. Instead, the band will hit the road as Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa.In an interview with the New York Times, Dweezil says, “It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue… but this is being done under duress.” He added, “My last name is Zappa; my father was Frank Zappa… but I am not allowed to use the name on its own. I’m not allowed to use a picture of him. I’m not allowed to use my own connection with him without some sort of deal to be struck.”When Frank Zappa’s window Gail Zappa passed away, control of the Family Trust went to two of Zappa’s four children, Ahmet Zappa and Diva Zappa. While the other two, Dweezil and Moon Unit, remained beneficiaries, the relationship between the siblings has been riddled with contention. Ahmet addressed the Zappa Plays Zappa situation as well, saying “I am not standing in the way of Dweezil playing the music… he would just have to be in accordance with the family trust.”Dweezil gets the final word in the article, saying “I just hope people will understand that the only thing I’m changing is the name.” The Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa tour kicks off in July.[H/t The New York Times]
With the big 1-0 overtime win it earned over Marcellus on Sept. 10 in the books, the Westhill girls soccer team looked forward to more challenges from familiar league rivals.Cazenovia hosted Westhill last Friday night at the Sean Googin Sports Complex, and this one did not prove close as the state Class B no. 12-ranked Warriors unloaded on the Lakers’ defense and did not let up until it had earned a 6-1 victory.Attacking from the outset, the Warriors twice were awarded penalty kicks that Sophia Caron converted. with Caron adding a third goal in the late stages to complete her hat trick. Erica Gangemi scored twice for the Warriors, with Emma Gorman earning the other goal. Ashley Bolesh and Ciarra Rudnick had one assist apiece.Prior to this, the Warriors traveled to Mexico last Tuesday and, scoring twice in each half, blanked the Tigers 4-0. All of the offense came from Gangemi and Rudnick, who notched two goals apiece as Lauren Bendall stopped all eight shots she faced.A week removed from the defeat to Westhill, Marcellus, who were no. 10 in the first state rankings of the season, two spots ahead of the Warriors despite losing to them, handled Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 6-0, with Lily Locastro leading the way as she got a three-goal hat trick, the other goals going to Sara Mielnicki, Macie Szalach and Sarah Hutchings. Tags: girls soccerMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthill Two days later, the Mustangs had its own match with Mexico and beat the Tigers by the same 4-0 margin that Westhill did. Here, it was LaMarre scoring twice, while Sarah Fallon had one goal and one assist. Katie MacLachlan also got an assist.Skaneateles took another close defeat in last Monday’s non-league game against Liverpool, falling 2-1 to that other group of Warriors.Ultimately, the Lakers paid for a first half where it did not get on the board. Down 1-0 at the break, Skaneateles did convert on Maeve McNeil’s goal in the second half, but Liverpool answered as Jailyn Parrotte and Caroline Stevens had the Warriors’ tallies.Undefeated (6-0) Chittenango visited two nights later, the Bears coming off an overtime win over CBA and still with games against Westhill and Marcellus ahead in the following week.And while the Lakers put up a fine effort, it still lost, 3-1, to Chittenango, the game scoreless throughout the first half as Skaneateles had all kinds of opportunities, yet could not put one past Bears goalie Cassidy Kelly.Overall, Kelly had 16 saves, and while McNeil did score in the second half, Chittenango countered by finding the net three times – two by Sarah Martin, one by Madison Wagner.Up in the large-school ranks, West Genesee had an impressive showing in last Tuesday’s game against visiting Cicero-North Syracuse, leading from the outset and pounding the Northstars 4-1 to improve to 3-2-1 overall.Leading the way, Sarah Petrus had two goals, with Giovanna Vigliotti earning one goal and one assist. Chrissy Van Allen also earned a goal as Caitlin Mills and Liz Croft combined for four saves.Now WG challenged defending sectional Class AA champion Fayetteville-Manlius on Saturday afternoon, and nearly pushed the game to overtime, only to have a goal late in regulation help the Hornets edge the Wildcats 2-1.Solvay lost a 2-1 decision to Homer last Tuesday night. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Bearcats got on the board with Taylor Clisson’s goal, only to get matched as the Trojans held on, overcoming 10 saves by Solvay goalie Nancy Gonzales. The Bearcats’ match with Skaneateles, scheduled for last Saturday, was postponed.Bishop Ludden absorbed a 4-0 defeat to West Canada Valley last Tuesday afternoon, with Lydia Reimer scoring twice for the Indians as Taylor Wright and Madi Szczesniak had the other goals.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Eamon O’Shea says the competitiveness in his squad will make team selection extremely difficult but feels that’s the way it should be: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/tipps-league-opener-will-be-live-on-tipp-fmTipp FM will bring you full live coverage of Sunday’s match at Parnell Park in association with Lodge Security Nenagh, with throw-in set for 2 o’clock. Eamon O’Shea says it’ll be difficult to select a squad of players given the level of competition for places.The senior hurlers will get their League Campaign underway this Sunday when they travel to Parnell Park to take on Ger Cunningham’s Dublin.The Tipp line-up will be announced tonight ahead of their Round 1 clash.
GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Share Research commissioned by industry charity GambleAware has led to a number of recommendations as to how operators can reduce the risk of gambling-related harms.The programme of research was conducted by two separate consortia, led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling. The research found that ‘regular exposure to gambling promotions can change perceptions and associations of gambling over time for children, young people and vulnerable adults’.Responding to the research findings, Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, commented: “Gambling is an adult activity, but this new research conclusively shows that it has become part of everyday life for children and young people. This constant exposure to it through advertising and marketing, or via close friends and family, has the potential for serious long-term implications for children and young people.“The exposure to gambling on social media suggests there is a clear need for social media companies to improve age screening tools and for gambling companies to make full use of existing ones, to help protect children from potential harmful exposure to gambling. We must always be mindful that gambling is a public health issue and it can have serious implications for people’s mental health.“This report is an apt reminder for us to ensure that the next generation is made aware of the risks of gambling as well as the help and support that is available via the National Gambling Treatment Service.”Prevalence of gambling advertising on social media platforms was reported to have an impact on attitudes towards the acceptability of gambling. The research suggested that this can subsequently impact the likelihood that a child, young person or vulnerable adult will gamble in the future.The report outlined a number of recommendations: the industry should place a significant focus upon the need for clearer safer gambling messages and campaigns; a requirement to improve education initiatives; a reduction in the appeal of gambling adverts to children and improved use of advertising technology, to minimise the exposure of such content to children, young people and vulnerable adults.According to the research, if a child or young person has a close friend or carer who gambles, that individual is six times more likely to be a current gambler than those without such a connection.By using an age classifier on Twitter, researchers also found ‘clear evidence’ of children following and engaging with gambling related accounts. Researchers estimated that 41,000 followers of gambling-related accounts in the UK were under 16. Added to that, 6% of the followers for ‘traditional’ betting accounts are children, which rises to 17% when focusing on esports gambling accounts.Steve Ginnis, Research Director at Ipsos MORI, concluded: “The research points to the ubiquitous nature of gambling advertising, beyond sports and beyond television; and further demonstrates that the impact of exposure goes beyond traditional selling techniques that elicit an immediate response.“The evidence captured in this research suggests that there is value in taking further action to reduce exposure and appeal of gambling advertising, which in turn is likely to help mitigate against the plausible risk of gambling-related harms among children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our recommendations are intended to help stimulate collective discussion and action.”
Billy Sharp scored Sheffield United’s first Premier League goal in 12 years as the newly-promoted Blades earned a point on their return to the top-flight.The 33-year-old striker continued where he left off last season – when he netted 23 times – with his late strike securing Sheffield United a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth.Chris Wilder’s visitors, back in the top flight for the first time since 2007, looked set to leave the Vitality Stadium empty-handed after defender Chris Mepham’s first Cherries goal.But Sharp, a boyhood Blades fan, scrambled home from close range following a well-worked free-kick routine just six minutes after coming on as a substitute.Wantaway winger Wilfried Zaha came off the bench for Crystal Palace as they played out a 0-0 draw with his suitors Everton in a Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.The visitors were reduced to 10 men following Morgan Schneiderlin’s second-half dismissal but created the better chances to secure an opening-day victory – only for both sides to have to settle for a share of the spoils.Burnley scored three goals in 12 second-half minutes to get their Premier League season off to a flying start with a 3-0 victory over Southampton at Turf Moor.Chris Wood sealed a fine win for Burnley at home (Image credit: Getty Images)The Clarets, who struggled to recover from a poor start to the last campaign, did not have a shot on target until Ashley Barnes netted the opener in the 63rd minute.He then scored again with their second seven minutes later, with new signing Erik Pieters the creator on both occasions, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson grabbed the third in the 75th minute.Graham Potter’s new-look Brighton recorded their first win in five trips to Vicarage Road with a comfortable 3-0 win over Watford.In Potter’s first competitive game in charge of Albion, his side took the lead in the 29th minute after a ball across the box from Pascal Gross was turned into his own net by Abdoulaye Doucoure.As Watford looked for the equaliser in the second half, Brighton struck again with substitute Florian Andone (65) firing home with his first touch of the ball after coming on just one minute previously.The three points were sealed when fellow debutant Neal Maupay expertly rounded Ben Foster in the Watford net before tapping home in the 77th minute.Premier League results on Saturday, August 10West Ham 0-5 Man CityBournemouth 1-1 Sheffield UnitedBurnley 3-0 SouthamptonCrystal Palace 0-0 EvertonWatford 0-3 Brighton Source: talkSPORT
NBA Draft 2019: RJ Barrett wants Knicks to pick him at No. 3, won’t work out for any other team Warriors’ desire to re-sign Klay Thompson ‘doesn’t change’ because of ACL injury The Warriors’ bench also declined in 2018-19 and they’ll need to add multiple rotation pieces in the upcoming months. They’ll have their first chance to acquire one Thursday in the 2019 NBA Draft, where they hold the No. 28 selection.Four options for the Warriors with the 2019 NBA Draft’s No. 28 pick:Cameron Johnson, forward, North CarolinaJohnson could be just what the Warriors need. He’s a knockdown shooter who will excel at the next level spotting up in the corners and getting open using off-ball cuts. He’s 23 and spent five years in college, so he may not have much room to develop. But, Johnson should be able to contribute beginning next season. The 6-8 wing is 20th on Sporting News’ latest Big Board, so the Warriors will have to hope he falls a bit on draft night. Related News The Warriors enter the offseason with plenty of questions.Golden State’s attempt at a three-peat came up short when it fell to the Raptors in six games in the 2019 NBA Finals. Stars Kevin Durant (ruptured Achilles) and Klay Thompson (torn ACL) suffered serious injuries in the finals and both will be free agents this summer. Even if they do re-sign with the Warriors, they’ll be sidelined for much, if not all, of next season. Three questions the Warriors will have to answer this offseason Hear from @UNC_Basketball’s, Cameron Johnson, after his draft workout 👇 pic.twitter.com/UkAahlQESs— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 6, 2019Dylan Windler, forward, BelmontWindler is another player with 3-and-D potential. He hit 40.6 percent of his shots from behind the arc during his collegiate career and is reliable on the other end of the floor. He’s projected as an early second round pick and should be available when the Warriors are on the clock. He’s a good option for them. VIDEO: The Official @BelmontMBB Dylan Windler @Dylan_Windler23 Highlight #itsbruintime #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/RxxvUL6XQh— Belmont Basketball (@BelmontMBB) June 13, 2019Grant Williams, forward, TennesseeWilliams is an undersized forward who doesn’t have a consistent shot, which could hurt his stock in the current NBA. Yet, Williams is a proven scorer with the ability to play in the pick and roll and should develop into someone capable of guarding multiple positions, as well. He’d be a solid addition to Golden State’s bench next season.#Tennessee F prospect + 2X #SEC POY Grant Williams brings a number of coveted attributes that suggest he will exceed his draft position, namely his competitiveness, smarts, physicality, productivity, youth + skill. He is a potential 2nd round steal >> https://t.co/okuKs3liLI pic.twitter.com/PS7e4HuM9y— DraftExpressContent (@DXContent) June 13, 2019Trade the pick for a veteranThe No. 28 pick might not have much value on the trade market, but Golden State should at least explore that option. Multiple other key role players besides the Warriors’ stars — including Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and DeMarcus Cousins —are set to be free agents. Dealing the selection may be the Warriors best way to acquire a veteran this offseason.
Veganism is becoming mainstream in American!Tuesday, the famous theme park Disney announced that plant-based food options would be added to every dining location in their US theme parks.The Florida location will be kicking things off with more than 400 vegan dishes to be available at quick-service and table-service restaurants in Orlando by early October.California’s Disneyland will follow making vegan dishes available in Spring 2020.Beyond park walls, there are a reported 602 places to eat at the Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in California, near a theme park land or hotel.There are also plant-based food options at the international parks, including the Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Disney Resort locations, according to reports.Click here to learn more.
Runners set off at the start of the PEA Happy Run in Pattaya, Saturday, Jan. 29.Pattaya mayor Pol. Maj. Gen. Anan Charoenchasri chaired the opening of the PEA Happy Run for charity on Saturday, January 27. Runners who took part in the event were joined by city councilors, local dignitaries and special guests such as popular celebrities Pinky Sawika, Yo Yossavadee, Jet Jetpipat, Te Dawin and Tee Thanapol.The PEA Happy Run was hosted by the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Pattaya and consisted of a 5.57 kilometer ‘Night Run’, beginning at Bali Hai pier and taking in a route around the Pratamnak Hill area, past the Tourist Police Division station and back to the start/finish line.The objective was to promote sports and tourism, bond connections between government agencies and also to raise funds for charity. Registration was 200 baht per head, and the runners capped out at 2,500 people for the occasion. All participants received a PEA T-shirt for the run, while prizes included trophies, gift bags and commemorative wrist bands.The PEA is currently involved in implementing an 11,668 million baht Smart City project, with Pattaya being one of the big cities chosen to have electricity and communication cables buried underground. The plan calls for cable free thoroughfares on Pattaya North, Central and South Roads, as well as Pattaya Third, Second and Beach Roads by 2021.Pol. Maj. Gen. Anan Charoenchasri (left), the mayor of Pattaya, joined celebrities such as Yo Yossavadee (centre) at the start line.The Karunyawet Home for the Disabled was presented with a cheque for 599,000 baht, which included money raised during the charity run.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason County PUD Mason County PUD 3 took two awards in its utility class in the recently announced Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Excellence in Communication awards. The awards were announced September 17. (The class includes utilities with 25,000 – 49,999 customers.)The PUD 3 awards were:First place for its 2011 annual report.Third place for its brochure about the Johns Prairie operations center.“Communications is a team sport,” said Joel Myer, public information and government relations manager. “The two awards are the result of great cooperation throughout the PUD to tell our story and keep customers informed about what we do for their benefit.”Now in its 20th year, the Excellence in Communication contest recognized the top communication efforts of member utilities from throughout NWPPA’s service territory, which includes eight western states and two Canadian provinces.This year, NWPPA received nearly 176 entries from 40 different utility and association members.Mason County PUD 3 is a locally controlled public utility that provides electricity to nearly 33,000 customers in most of Mason County and small portions of Kitsap and Grays Harbor Counties. PUD 3 also provides wholesale telecommunications services through a fiber optic network.
Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa says he is ready to grab the opportunity in Test cricket when the call comes.The 24-year-old has looked quite comfortable in the short international career so far, and has featured in One-Day Internationals and Twenty20s.He has got 12 international scalps from 10 games and was Australia’s main bowling weapon in the World T20.”If I keep improving the way I think I’ve been improving, it’s definitely something that I think is on the cards (Test matches),” Zampa was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Friday.”Nathan (Lyon) is doing a great job at the moment and I’m very happy where I am playing Twenty20 cricket and one-day cricket. I just want to keep improving and hopefully if that opportunity does arrive, I’ll definitely be ready for it.”Zamap also believes the lack of Sheffield Shield games is reducing his chances to get into the Test scene.”I think I’ve only played about five Shield games in the past 12 months or so. So it is frustrating only because I really enjoy that format. I love playing for South Australia and Adelaide Oval is a great place to play, so all those things added up means it is frustrating,” he said.”But in terms of making it to the next level in that format, I want to keep improving my bowling.”