Race Ahead: East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival

first_imgEast Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival at James Island County Park, Charleston, South Carolina, April 11-13sponsored-event-1Formerly known as the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival, this event features one of the country’s premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.In 2013, the 23rd annual festival expanded to include a multitude of popular outdoor recreation activities in addition to paddling, such as mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf.The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor festival will bring together enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels with world-renowned instructors and equipment manufacturers. Attendees can try out equipment, compete in races and other hands-on activities on site, and learn everything from the basics to expert skills in each sport.After getting their fill of outdoor excitement, festival-goers can stay to enjoy tasty fare from food vendors on site at the park, enjoy a beverage, and listen to live music. On Friday evening, stop by the park for live music from popular Charleston band Sol Driven Train.Anyone who enjoys being active outdoors will find something exciting at the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, running all day Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, at James Island County Park.Park admission starts at $1 per person. To try out activities, get the Try It pass for $10. Or, register for a full-day or full-weekend pass to experience all of the classes, demos and much more.Race Contact: [email protected]; (843) 795-4386Visit the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission website for more information.last_img read more

WCMF 2011 – Hotter and stronger in its 15th year

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNewsWCMF 2011 WCMF 2011 – Hotter and stronger in its 15th year by: – September 19, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 109 Views   no discussions Roseau, Dominica — Since it was created in 1997, the World Creole Music Festival has prided itself as being the most indigenous of music festivals in the Eastern Caribbean, dedicated to delivering first-class performances both of the artistes on show and the spectator experience, and hope to be even more exciting, fresher, hotter and stronger when it is held between Friday 28 and Sunday 30th October, 2011 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica’s capital city.Now in its 15th year, the WCMF has captivated audiences year after year with its unique brand of quality entertainment while highlighting the various sub-genres of Creole Music including Dominica’s Cadence-lypso and Bouyon, Zouk from the French Antilles, Haitian Compas, as well as Zydecco from Louisiana and Afro-zouk from the African continent, and a wider appeal of regional and international music genres like reggae, salsa and soca/calypso. The core value of the WCMF is however to preserve the authenticity of Creole music and exposing young and upcoming acts to a world stage even while giving patrons their taste of other popular forms.The WCMF has the distinct advantage of having many of the top acts and performers of Creole music electrify audiences over these past 15 years. The long and distinguished list of artists and performers include the legendary Zouk band, Kassav; Haitian Compas pioneers Tabou Combo and Magnum Band, President Sweet Mickey, Zenglen, Buckman Experience, Carimi, T-Vice, Top Vice, among many other Haitian Compas groups; Dominica’s Lady of Song Ophelia; Exile One; Jeff Joseph and his Grammacks/New Generation, the sensational Michelle Henderson, Bouyon pioneers WCK along with other exponents of the Bouyon beat; Taxi Kweyole, Zouk Machine, Franky Vincent, Tanya St. Val, the late Patrick St. Eloi, Chiktay and Skah Shah; Buckwheat Zydecco of Lousiana; African Soukouss and afro-zouk stars like Sakis, the late Oliver Ngoma, and Loketo and Diablo Dibala. In addition to Soca and Calypso stars like Machel Montano, Roy Cape and his band, Sherwin Winchester, Square One, Krosfyah, Byron Lee & the Drongoniares and the red hot Burning Flames; reggae and dancehall acts like the Wailers, Aswad, Elephant Man, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Jah Cure, Steel Pulse and Luciano; and international superstar, Haitian Wycliff Jean. Over these 15 years the WCMF has seen many innovations and unique production and promotional techniques that have helped to engender a unique festival brand in Dominica, making it one of the most sought after events in the Caribbean. The sound quality, the festival atmosphere, the familiar faces of patrons from around the region, the sweet taste of various Creole Cuisines and the free spirited and care-free local festival goers make for a magical event each year at the end of October in Dominica.This year, the festival will roll out one of the most balanced and unique line-ups highlighting a blend of veteran and iconic performers including Jeff Joe of Grammacks fame; the iconic voices of Jean-Philippe Marthely and Jocelyne Beroard of Kassav fame; reggae ambassadors, Third World; Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB-40; Dominica’s Swinging Stars of more than 50 years; Midnight Groovers of the venerable Chubby Mark; plus the younger generation of Creole stars like Carimi and Harmonik of Haiti, WCK and Triple Kay of Dominica and Kolo Barst of Martinque; the love connections of reggae superstar Gyptian; zouk love singers Fanny, Jocelyne Labylle and Alex Catrin of the French Antilles and the husband and wife team of Bunji and Fay-Ann. That’s the magic of the WCMF 2011, hotter and stronger.The magic continues after 15 years of infectious music and the pulsating rhythms of Creole and popular world music in The Nature Island.Press ReleaseDominica Festivals Committeelast_img read more

NPFL: Nasarawa United climb out of relegation zone after shaving Rangers

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Ex-Eagles’ keeper joins Kwara United Hosts Nasarawa United Football Club of Lafia on Wednesday beat Rangers International FC of Enugu 2-1 to ease their relegation worries in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that victory in the rescheduled Match Day 14 fixture played at the Lafia Township Stadium did not come easy for the home team. Israel Abia put the home side in a bad situation after he scored with an excellent free kick at the edge of the Nasarawa United penalty box in the 4th minute. The home side quickly regrouped to pile pressure on the away team and in the 6th minute were awarded a penalty kick for a foul on Chinedu Ohanachom. Abubakar Lawal stepped up to convert the penalty kick to make it 1-1. In the second half, Nasarawa United mounted series of attack to maintain pressure and continued to slice the Rangers team apart with creative passes and unique team work. They went on to achieve the breakthrough they were looking for in the 52nd minute through Abdullahi Abubakar, who handled the ball after the Rangers goalkeeper parried it towards him. NAN reports that all efforts to increase the lead proved abortive as the Rangers defensive structure remained resolute till the final whistle was blown. Isaac Danladi, Chairman of Nasarawa United, expressed joy over the victory and the fact that the team had finally pulled out of the relegation zone. But he added that more work still needed to be done to ensure the team does not fall back into the current season’s relegation zone again. Danladi said: “There is still a lot of work to be done. “Yes, we are temporarily out of the relegation zone, but by the special grace of God and in some few weeks time, we will be completely out of it.” NAN reports that Nasarawa United are currently in the 13th position on the NPFL log and travel to Bauchi to face Wikki Tourists in their next fixture.Tags: Chinedu OhanachomEnugu RangersLafia Township StadiumNasarawa United FCnpfllast_img read more

UW helping make history in Columbus

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team returns to action Friday and Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, as it takes on the Ohio State Buckeyes.The Badgers (7-3-2, 3-3-2 WCHA) will look to continue their four-game winning streak against the eighth-ranked Buckeyes (9-3-0, 7-3-0) in Value City Arena at the Schottenstein Center, marking the first time a regular-season women’s hockey game has been held in the 17,500-seat arena.The Buckeyes sit in second place in the WCHA standings with 21 points, eight points ahead of the third place Badgers.Both teams are well rested coming off bye weeks, as players from around the country participated in the Four Nations Cup in Finland last weekend, including current Badgers Brianna Decker and Alex Rigsby. Head coach Mark Johnson said he found the extra week to be valuable for his team because it could focus on getting better without immediately preparing for the next opponent.“You can practice and do different things in regards to not having to prepare for weekend games, so we got a lot accomplished.” Johnson said. “We’re in a pretty good position right now.”UW has won won four games in a row, including a weekend sweep of Minnesota State its last two games. After six straight games at the new LaBahn Arena, the Badgers will head to Columbus trying to extend that win streak to six games this weekend.Leading goal scorer and senior forward Brianna Decker credited the win streak to the young team starting to come together.“I think our work ethic and we’re all getting used to each other,” Decker said. “Our chemistry has gotten better throughout the month of October and so I think that’s all going to lead into the month of November.”Three straight shutouts by junior goaltender Alex Rigsby have propelled the Badgers to their longest win streak of the season.Along with keeping its opponents out of the net, the Badger defensive unit as a whole ranks third in the nation in points with 34. Freshman defenseman Courtney Burke leads the defense in scoring with two goals and seven assists. Burke and the defensive unit racking up points and Rigsby stopping the puck will make it that much tougher for the Buckeyes to light the lamp this weekend.“[Rigsby] has been playing great so the defense has been pretty strong,” Burke said. “I just think we need to keep scoring, that’s the main thing. If we keep scoring then I think that will keep the team going and even prevent [Ohio State] from scoring.”Wisconsin has had much success against the Buckeyes, owning a 46-8-6 all-time record. The Badgers won both games at Ohio State last year and split two games with them at home. A confident Buckeyes team will present this young UW team with many challenges, so Johnson is hoping to score early.“If we can come out, especially Friday afternoon, in that first period in the first eight or 10 minutes and establish things, that will certainly bode well for us,” Johnson said.Johnson knows his team has success when they score and score often. The Badgers have scored three or more goals five times this season, winning four of those games.The Wisconsin head coach said he hopes to reach that three-goal mark this weekend, along with limiting penalties, as Ohio State is one of the best teams in the WCHA at scoring on the power play.“It seems that if we can get to three, four or five in the goal column, that our chances of winning go up quite a bit with our ability to do things offensively,” Johnson said. “But at the same time protect your goaltender and do the things necessary on the defensive end to keep the puck out.”The puck drops at 1 p.m. Friday afternoon for game one against the Buckeyes, with the second and final game of the series coming Saturday at 1 p.m.last_img read more