Wanee Festival Confirms Jam-Packed Lineup For 2017 Event

first_imgAfter accidentally leaking their lineup last week, Wanee Festival has formally revealed their initial roster of 2017 performing artists. As previously reported, Wanee will see headlining sets from Bob Weir (2 days), Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule and Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets). The festival will run from April 20th through the 22nd, at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.The full lineup includes Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Blackberry Smoke, Leftover Salmon (music of Neil Young), Matisyahu, The Greyboy Allstars, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu (music of David Bowie & Prince), DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, Marcus King Band, Yeti Trio and Brothers & Sisters.There will also be a festival pre-party on April 19th, hosted by Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band. You can see all of this info in the poster below, or on the festival’s official website.last_img read more

Jurors say arrogance and compelling evidence brought down Stanford

first_imgJurors in the recent trial of convicted Texas financier Allen Stanford say his arrogance and greed as well as compelling evidence by his former chief financial officer were primarily responsible for his conviction and the forfeiture of US $330 million in assets.The eight men and four women jury on March 6 found Stanford guilty on 13 of 14 counts. Two days later, the same jury decided that Stanford must forfeit US$330 million in assets in 29 bank accounts seized by the US government.Stanford was convicted of masterminding a “massive” US$7 billion Ponzi scheme by bilking tens of thousands of investors of high-yield certificates of deposit at his Antigua-owned Stanford International Bank (SIB).“The jury returned unanimous verdicts, and we think they speak for themselves,” Jury foreman John Wojciak, an environmental engineer, told reporters.Bruce Forrest, a 47, an alternate juror and optician, said prosecutors presented “overwhelming evidence” that resulted in Stanford’s conviction.He said the testimony of James Davis, Stanford’s ex-finance chief, was the most compelling.Davis, who made a plea deal with the US government, testified against his former boss for five days during the six-week trial.Forrest also recalled testimony from Sohil Merchant, Stanford’s information technology chief, who testified to having to repeatedly fly in laptops to replace ones the tycoon had smashed against walls or dropped into water.“There’s an arrogance that goes with that,” Forrest said, adding “and to find out he used other people’s money in order to accomplish all this. Along with arrogance comes greed”.Je, however, lamented that Stanford did not take the stand on his own behalf.“He might regret that now,” Forrest said. “It’s always nice to hear from him”.But another juror, Carlos Anez, 27, an industrial engineer, said it would not have made any difference if Stanford had personally testified, given the overwhelming evidence against him.“It was a lot,” he said, disclosing that the jury had briefly deadlocked on one count, the allegation that Stanford had bribed Antiguan banking regulator Leroy King with tickets for the National Football League’s final, “The Super Bowl”.King has also been indicted in the scheme and faces extradition from his native Antigua.Anez said jurors were unsure about the rules were in Antigua. Stanford was acquitted on that count.Stanford’s lawyers had unsuccessfully asked Judge David Hitter, who presided over the case, to delay the trial, claiming that their client was suicidal and might never sufficiently recover from a 2009 jail house beating by another inmate, to face a jury.In addition, defence lawyers claimed that Stanford was addicted to prescription anti-anxiety drugs and had spent almost nine months in a US federal prison hospital in North Carolina in a detoxification program.But Hittner ruled that Stanford was legally competent to stand trial.“That will be an issue,” said Ali Fazel, one of Stanford’s lawyers. “It will be a lengthy appeal.”Antigua Observer NewsRegional Jurors say arrogance and compelling evidence brought down Stanford by: – March 13, 2012 Tweet 14 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

David C. Abplanalp

first_imgDavid retired from Cummins after 35 years of service.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg and of the Knights of Columbus.  He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed playing cards, especially Solo or Oldenburg Rummy.  David liked to spend time shooting his guns at the Oldenburg Conservation Club with friends so he could ‘bring home the bacon.’  Most of all he loved spending time and being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.He will be dearly missed by his wife Pamela; son, Jeff (Darlene) Abplanalp of Columbus, IN, daughter, Jan (Greg) Moody of Columbus, IN; 5 grandchildren, Jeremiah (Laurie) Abplanalp, Eric (Hannah) Moody, Matthew (Samantha) Abplanalp, Kyle (Brittaney) Moody, and Rachel (Travis) Wiley; 6 great grandchildren, Marshall, Cheyanne, Austin, Natalie, Meredith and Wade; siblings Ronald Abplanalp and Patricia Woolf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie White.A memorial mass will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 12:00PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg.  Fr. John Meyer officiating. David was a big supporter of Right to Life, so in lieu of flowers his family suggests donations be made to organizations supporting that cause. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com David C. Abplanalp, age 75 of Hartsville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.  The son of Harry and Norma Abplanalp (nee: Fristch) was born on July 16, 1942 in Batesville, IN.  On August 2, 1960 he married Pamela Westerfeld in Batesville.last_img read more

Video: Joy Sports’ Gary Al-Smith joins global press in Bundesliga Media Tour

first_imgDortmund, GERMANY – The state of football in Ghana, currently, has drawn a deep introspection from every conceivable stakeholder group. And that includes the media.The naked partisanship in the last few years has meant that eyes have been taken off the ball, off what matters, to sideshows. It is with this realisation that JoyNews has sent Assisting Sports Editor, Gary Al-Smith, on a fact-finding and capacity building tour as the new football order emerges.Al-Smith is one of three journalists from Ghana on the Bundesliga Media Tour, put together by pay-TV giant StarTimes Ghana. Together with former Multimedia Group journalist Kwame Dwomoh Agyemang and Sena Akoto-Ampaw of the Ghana FA, the trio will be taken through the rudiments of German football culture that has augured well for the western European giants, as well as the chastening lessons learned in recent times.“This is a fine opportunity to increase our scope, be exposed to what is standard, and to bring back that knowledge to bear in work through this critical period of our nation’s football story,” Al-Smith noted.They will pay visits to the German Football Museum, watch two Bundesliga games, be given access to Bundesliga legends and attend several workshops on various thematic areas of modern football. Other journalists from across Africa and Europe will join the Ghanaian trio to cross-fertilise ideas in an era where global press houses are facing very unique challenges. StarTimes is the official broadcast partner of the Bundesliga in Africa. —last_img read more