Colorado Musicians To Join Forces For Ecuador Earthquake Benefit Concert

first_imgAfter a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16th, 2016, Ever Upward Entertainment put together a benefit concert. The response from local performers was overwhelming, as Digg band, Dyrty Byrds, Booster, Whiskey Tango, Displace, Mama Magnolia, and Lady and The Gentlemen will all be performing. The show takes place tomorrow, July 20th, at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Other Side in Denver, CO.All proceeds from the show will go to Saving Ecuador, a non-profit organization focused on providing aid to the country. Additionally, thanks to our sponsor Fiction Brewing, there will be free craft beer if you get there before 9PM! With great music, free beer and an important cause, there’s no reason to miss this event.You can find details in the poster below, or via the Facebook Event.last_img read more

Troubles Mount for Hempstead School District

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Carmen Ayala and Patricia Spleen, elected May 15 to the embattled Hempstead School Board, are no strangers to its majority, backed by Hempstead for Hempstead, according to campaign literature and sources close to the group.The self-proclaimed founder of Hempstead For Hempstead is former Hempstead school Trustee Thomas Parsley, a registered sex offender. Parsley, 40, was removed from the school board in 2004 after being convicted of grand larceny for stealing a principal’s ATM card and withdrawing $500. In 2010, Parsley was sentenced to a year in jail for sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old boy, records show. Parsley couldn’t be reached for comment.Hempstead for Hempstead was represented by a lobbying group called Gotham Government Relations & Communications, whose other clients include President Donald Trump. Gotham’s CEO is Brad Gerstman, of the Gerstman, Schwartz & Malito law firm. At a Feb. 1, 2018 Hempstead School Board meeting, the members of the majority voted to retain the Gerstman law firm to investigate suspended school superintendent Shimon Waronker and commence legal action against a program he brought into the district. In April, Gotham Government Relations was approved by the board to serve as the District’s $5,000-per-month public relations firm, according to a Gotham staffer.“We cut ties with Hempstead for Hempstead when we were appointed as the public relations firm for the school district,” Gerstman says, noting that there was no overlap or conflict. “And we didn’t continue to investigate or anything related to law firm activities.”“What they need from us at this period of time is to be their mouthpiece,” Gerstman adds. “I feel good about our small part in trying to clean it up and right the wrongs that may have occurred there.”The previous board candidate backed by Hempstead for Hempstead was Randy Stith, who was back June 1 before a judge to answer for his latest criminal charges: A 13 count indictment for allegedly stealing money from the Hempstead Fire Department and forging a letter of recommendation from the department to become a Hempstead police officer. Stith, 27, pleaded not guilty and faces up to seven years in prison.An earlier criminal charge initially disqualified Stith from civil service. To persuade Nassau’s Civil Service Commission to rescind the disqualification, he allegedly filed a forged letter of recommendation purporting to be signed by another member of Hempstead’s Southside Hose 2 fire company, vouching for his character.The earlier crime was in 2010, when Stith was 19 years old. He was arrested for hitting a woman in the head with a bottle of bleach and splashing the chemical into her eyes during a dispute over clothes at a Hempstead Laundromat. He was charged with misdemeanor assault and possession of the bottle of bleach as a weapon. He pled guilty to a noncriminal harassment violation, served five days in jail, and paid $320 in fines and court fees.On April 25, hours before Stith turned himself in for the latest charges, the Hempstead School District released a statement:“Hempstead School Board Member Randy Stith is someone who has given years to public service and deserves the benefit of the doubt. However, these are very serious allegations and if the charges are proven true, then the school district and school board will have to address it immediately.”Stith could not be reached for comment. He is accused of stealing more than $6,500 from the Hempstead Fire Department while he served as treasurer from 2015 to 2018. Stith allegedly made 12 unauthorized cash withdrawals from the bank account of Southside Hose 2 and then falsified documents to cover it up. He was terminated from the department in January.Based on the recommendation he allegedly falsified, Stith became a Hempstead village police officer last year. At his swearing in, his godfather, Hempstead Village Mayor Don Ryan, said, “The village is confident that he will prove to be a fine addition to the village police force.”Last month, Mayor Ryan, village and school board trustee LaMont Johnson and the rest of the village Board voted not to terminate Probationary Officer Stith, opting instead to leave him on paid administrative leave as the criminal case winds through the legal system. Later, Ryan said he meant to recuse himself from the vote.Johnson did not recuse himself. The mayor’s assistant, school trustee David Gates, could not be reached for comment.last_img read more

Charlie Nicholas makes Europa League predictions for Arsenal and Manchester United

first_imgCharlie Nicholas makes Europa League predictions for Arsenal and Manchester United Comment Nicholas assessed the Europa League matches (Picture: Getty)‘I do not think this is a certain win for Arsenal,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports. ‘Mikel Arteta will sit and read into the fact that they let in two against Everton. Bernd Leno gets Arsenal out of a lot of holes but he did slip up for the second goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette will come in I think. You have to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in for his goals. Will Nicolas Pepe get another run? Probably. Does he deserve it? Probably not. I would probably look at Gabriel Martinelli.‘The game against Manchester City has been postponed as they are in the Carabao Cup final, which means Arsenal can go at it and get into the last 16.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘You can still see the mess at the back, but Arteta will change things again. Sokratis Papastathopoulos may come in, while Hector Bellerin may drop out.‘You have to play Bukayo Saka at the back. This side has got its attacking side back and got its mojo back in that respect.’United only picked up a draw when away in Bruges a week ago, but Nicholas expects them to win 2-0 at Old Trafford. Charlie Nicholas Europa League predictions Braga vs Rangers (2-3): Braga 2-1 (5-5) RangersEspanyol vs Wolves (0-4): Espanyol 2-1 (2-5) WolvesArsenal vs Olympiakos (1-0): Arsenal 3-1 (4-1) OlympiakosMan Utd vs Club Brugge (1-1): Man Utd 2-0 (3-1) Club BruggeCeltic vs FC Copenhagen (1-1): Celtic 2-0 (3-1) FC Copenhagen Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Feb 2020 2:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Solskjaer and Arteta will lead their troops into European action (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has backed Manchester United and Arsenal to progress to the last-16 of the Europa League, although he expects both sides to have to dig deep to win their respective second leg ties against Club Brugge and Olympiakos.Arsenal return to the Emirates with a 1-0 lead and are the heavy favourites to progress, having progressed from all 17 of their European ties when winning the first leg away from home.They were forced to dig deep to beat Premier League rivals Everton at the weekend and Nicholas is expecting them to beat the Greek outfit 3-1. ‘Manchester United are getting a pat on the back after victory against Watford but I still think there are issues,’ Nicholas added.‘Jesse Lingard is back in training, as is Scott McTominay, while Paul Pogba is on the verge of returning – does that disrupt things again? I do not think Pogba gets back in.‘Anthony Martial is in good goalscoring form, Juan Mata has been their best creative player as of late and young Mason Greenwood has been getting on the scoresheet too. Bruno Fernandes has been brilliant since coming in.More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘Their next few league games are tremendously tough – Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham, Sheffield United – so it will be good to get past this one and keep another clean sheet. I’m backing them to do that.’While Nicholas is backing fellow British outfits Wolves – who won 4-0 against Espanyol last week – and Celtic – who drew away to FC Copenhagen – to progress, he expects Rangers – who pulled off a stunning comeback from 2-0 down to Braga in the first leg – to go out.Will all the British teams reach the last-16 of the Europa League?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Ray Parlour disagrees with Gary Neville over Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Class Reunion

first_imgThis is the time of the year for many high school classes to hold their class reunions.  Of course, they are tied to Homecoming Football games.  My high school class is no different.  We had our 60th class reunion last Saturday.  It is always fun to get together with the people with whom you spent your high school days. If you are involved in sports like I was, it is great to renew ties with those teammates.  When you get to my age, the memories of those who are no longer there loom larger.  Three of my former teammates come to my mind.  I spent a lot of high school practices, games, and meets with these 3 classmates—Roger Hunt, Bill Drockelman, and Ralph Goldsmith.  I am sure your class reunions bring back similar memories.last_img

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 30

first_imgThis Thursday morning on Sportsday we discuss the rumours that England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has no interest in succeeding Roy Hodgson as boss of the senior national team.We also look back on yesterday’s ODI between England and Sri Lanka and keep you up to date with all of the latest news from Wimbledon.All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team!last_img