Dave Matthews To Perform At Bernie Sanders Voter Rally Concert

first_imgWith the primary in California coming up shortly, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is doing his part to raise youth awareness before the big vote. Sanders has announced a “Get Out The Vote” concert in San Francisco, coming up next Monday, June 6th, and the show has a fun lineup with a number of great groups.Headlining the event will be Dave Matthews, who will head to the West Coast event for a brief getaway from the Dave Matthews Band summer tour. The group is scheduled to perform in Holmdel, NJ on June 7th.Dave Matthews has been a spoken supporter of Sanders in the past, saying: I can stand up and say, “If I was President, I would make everybody’s boobs bigger, and I would make men stronger, and everybody would be happy, and everybody would be fed, and the oceans would be clean, and everyone would have jobs. And that’s what I’ll do if I’m President.” Wait, do you shit money? What are you fucking talking about? There’s no way you can do anything but damage our children’s future by claiming you can spend more money to make us stronger, make us better, make us happier, make the whole world a better, more peaceful place, and cut taxes and have less government. ‘Cause you’re just talking about something that’s fucking impossible.Also performing at the voter rally is Fishbone, Fantastic Negrito, and John Dexter Stewart, with special guest talks from Dr. Cornel West, Shailene Woodley and Danny Glover. The event is free to the public and you can RSVP here.last_img read more

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Guyana U-15 footballers to tour French Guiana

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has accepted an invitation from the French Guiana football Association (FGFA) to participate in an International Invitational Under-15 tournament between December 17 and 22nd.To this end the GFF has called up 26 players to go into camp from the 4th to 15th from which the final 16 to tour the French colony will be selected. The team is expected to depart Guyana on the 16th and return on Christmas Eve.According to a press release issued by the Federation, yesterday, trials to arrive at the 26 players were held on the 20th and 27th of November at Camp Ayanganna and the Ministry of Education grounds respectively under the watchful eyes of Technical Director, Ian Greenwood.From a list of 74 players submitted by the various member associations, a squad of 40 was retained for the second trials after which 26 were chosen to continue preparations.The release also stated that the GFF is using the tournament as early exposure and preparations for next year’s CONCACAF U-15 competition.Other French colonies in the Region, Martinique and Guadeloupe are also expected to be represented as well as Suriname and one of France’s Premier club, Olympique Marseille.The 26 players selected to go into camp are: Richard Roberts, Oswin Fredericks, Usher, Jones, Leston Smith, Joshua Braithwaite, Tyrel Khan, Wayne Da Silva, Cyrus Nicholson, Shannon Samnauth, Okifi Patoir, Marcus Wilson, Nicholas Andrews, Derron Niles, Orville Daniels, Maliki Granum, Daniel Lowe, Omari Glasgow, Ken, Salvador, Jermaine Padmore, Jermaine, Garrett, Rickford Emmanuel, Miguel, Stoll, Kevin Reddy, Lindon Morris, Troni Semple and Jerimiah Douglas.last_img read more

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Perfect score: Stephen Keogh will fight to shoulder the load of an SU attack that lost 2 key players

first_img Published on February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Stephen Keogh has never shied away from a fight. Growing up with two older brothers, he had to learn to defend himself at an early age if he wanted a chance at a fair match. When he followed the usual path of most Canadian kids into sports by beginning his hockey career, his penchant for fighting only increased. And it gave him another place to put his toughness at the forefront. Some things haven’t changed. But one thing has. Instead of ice, he’s on turf. But the toughness remains the same. ‘Playing hockey, I wasn’t the most skilled player. But I liked to get into it, the gritty, the grinder,’ Keogh said. ‘In lacrosse, fights happen. I’m not scared to get into it.’ On the field, Keogh is a player who’s been taking hard hits since his hockey days. No matter how rough or how physical. Keogh runs at them, never away. He’s fought his way to being one of Syracuse’s leading scorers on attack and now, as a senior, is stepping up to take over as a leader on offense with attack Chris Daniello and Cody Jamieson departed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Before Keogh arrived at Syracuse, his future teammates saw him fighting on a YouTube clip. Daniello remembers watching the clip to see the scrappy player he’d soon be sharing a locker room with. It was then Daniello got his first impression of Keogh. As it turns out, his first impression ended up being the lasting one. ‘He’s definitely a very tough player,’ Daniello said. ‘You could definitely tell he was one of the Canadian indoor players who was really gritty.’ For Jamieson, there was nothing new about Keogh’s ability to fight on the field. Jamieson was used to it, having played against Keogh during their childhood years in Toronto. The same hard-nosed box lacrosse player in Canada wasn’t any different from the field lacrosse player in the United States. Intense. Fearless. Never avoids a fight. ‘He was pretty much the same as he is now. Always his intensity, he’s a tough kid,’ Jamieson said. ‘In box lacrosse, he was always roughing it up. In field lacrosse, he doesn’t back down from anybody. He won’t back out of a hit, and he’ll run full tilt at you.’ Brewster’s ‘lax junkie’ Bill Lee witnessed the transformation of a quiet, unaggressive student into a relentless competitor on the lacrosse field. As Keogh’s head coach at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, Lee also witnessed two of the most successful seasons of any Brewster lacrosse player. Keogh led Brewster to 28 wins and two Northern New England Lacrosse League titles while he was there. In 2006, he notched 113 points with 73 goals, setting Brewster’s single-season scoring record. He left as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 124 goals. Through it all, he never changed on the field. Always the same type of player. ‘You talk to Stephen, you see him off the lacrosse field, he’s a pretty gentle soul,’ Lee said. ‘Get him on the field, and he’s just a fierce competitor and physical and strong.’ It’s a part of what made Lee want to bring Keogh to Brewster. Lee took a trip to Toronto to see Keogh’s friend, Tyler Collins, play. But during the entire game, Keogh stood next to Lee, lacrosse stick in hand, talking about the game. Lee wanted to see this ‘lax junkie’ play. And when Lee watched Keogh play for the Toronto Beaches in a summer league game, he immediately saw what everyone else continues to see. ‘He was just tough. He was a very good fighter,’ Lee said. ‘I was able to see a couple of his skirmishes up there and knew that he was a pretty tough kid.’ Once Keogh arrived at Brewster, everyone else came to know it, too. What they also came to know was that in any situation, especially when a game was on the line or when Brewster needed a win, Keogh always wanted the ball in his stick. He was always ready to step up and lead everyone else on the field. When Brewster played Phillips Academy, a team it had never beaten, Keogh never had to tell his coach he wanted the ball. Down by a couple of goals, Brewster needed someone to take over. If anyone was going to get the Bobcats back into the game, it was Keogh. ‘He kind of took control of the game at a critical time,’ Lee said. ‘He didn’t tell me, but I could just tell from his actions, he wanted the ball. He wanted to be that guy to help bring us back.’ Keogh did exactly that. Led by Keogh, Brewster beat Phillips. ‘At that time, I wanted the ball in my stick, I wanted to be the go-to guy,’ Keogh said. ‘When it comes down to games like that, I kind of want the ball in my stick to try and make the last play, get the winning goal.’ The tough ‘lax junkie’ Lee met in Toronto had come through for Brewster at exactly the right time. An unquestioned leader Like his ability to fight, his ability to score goals at an unmatched rate hasn’t changed. From box lacrosse to Brewster to the field at Syracuse, he’s always been a leading scorer. Last season, he led the Orange with 31 goals and tied for first in the Big East with goals per game at 2.07. He makes it almost impossible for anyone to try to stop him. ‘Somehow, he always finds a way to get open,’ Daniello said. ‘The defense doesn’t like covering him.’ With Daniello and Jamieson gone, Keogh is now the leader on offense. It’s a role neither Daniello nor Jamieson had to speak with him about. Instead, he’ll only do what he’s always done, and that’s lead by the way he plays on the field. In a way, Keogh has already helped lead the Orange for a couple of years. Jamieson said he’s always mentored the younger players, showing them the things he looks for to score. The only difference is he’ll now have the senior title attached to his name. When it comes down it, Keogh will almost be an on-field coach. ‘We need him to be a leader,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘A little bit of a coach, tell the younger guys where to go and when to be there. We always look to him because he shoots the ball so well.’ There’s no concern Keogh won’t live up to his numbers from the past three years now that Daniello and Jamieson are gone. Desko said Keogh might even get more opportunities because Daniello and Jamieson weren’t always able to provide assists. That’s something Tim Desko and JoJo Marasco, who are better at creating scoring opportunities, will be able to do more often. ‘I’m going to try and stick to the way I play,’ Keogh said. ‘I don’t want to go too out of my shell because sometimes that causes turnovers. … I just want to stick to my game plan and see how it goes.’ It’ll also allow Keogh to continue to play the way he always has, without having to change anything to make up for the losses. For Keogh, he’ll be trying to lead Syracuse back to a championship. With the way 2010 ended, a first-round NCAA tournament loss to Army at the Carrier Dome, he’s a little hungrier and a little more motivated. And he’s ready to fight all the way to his third championship. ‘I’m ready to take on the challenge,’ Keogh said. ‘It’s my senior season. I want to go out with a bang.’ [email protected]last_img read more

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Syracuse works around faceoff troubles entering rematch with Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Week after week, Syracuse’s problems at the faceoff X are talked about ad nauseam. The Orange continues to struggle, and more and more questions are asked. SU has only won more faceoffs than its opponent in just two games this season and at this point, it’s about becoming more methodical and successful in every other facet of the game. “You have to be efficient offensively, and when we do get our stops on defense, we’ve got to clear the ball,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said following last weekend’s 12-10 victory over Johns Hopkins. “Every possession becomes important to us when the other team is winning faceoffs like that.”Offensive and defensive efficiency will be a focal point this weekend when the Orange (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) faces Duke (7-2, 1-1) on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. The Orange will look to manage the nation’s premier faceoff specialists, Brendan Fowler, who set the NCAA single-season faceoff record with 339 victories last season and is winning 60.9 percent of his draws this year.Derek Maltz, Kevin Rice and Brandon Mullins agreed with Desko that there’s more of an emphasis on the other areas of the field when the team is struggling at the X. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite losing 21-of-25 draws against the Blue Jays, the Orange still managed to pull out a win because it scored on more than half of its possessions. Syracuse’s 38.9 percent shooting percentage ranks second nationally, and only eight teams in the country turn the ball over less. “I think we have a pretty good offense, but we’re efficient because we have to be, and our guys know we have to be,” Desko said. “Sometimes we need to get into a flow on the offense to rest the defense. “When you haven’t won faceoffs and the defense on the other end is playing defense after every goal, we need some possessions just to give them a little break.”Maltz said the SU coaching staff has harped on taking care of the ball and valuing possession this week. It’s always an emphasis, but especially this weekend against Fowler, who dominated the second half of the title game. “He’s excellent, as we’ve seen in the past,” Desko said. “We have to make sure that we’re efficient in all other aspects of our game.” Not having the ball as much also changes the mind-set of the SU attack. Syracuse is more selective in its shot attempts, and has held the ball for longer stretches to give the defense a rest. They’ve also, at times, held back from pushing fast-break opportunities. “There’ll be times where we can push a four-on-four or a five-on-five, but if it’s really not that great of an opportunity, we’re going to have to pull it out,” Maltz said. “If we take a shot that misses and we don’t get the backup, or the goalie makes a save or we throw the ball away, Duke’s getting the ball right back.”Winning 39.5 percent of faceoffs also means the Syracuse defense is being tested often. But the unit has caused 40 turnovers, and cleared at nearly an 86 percent rate at Johns Hopkins. Mullins said SU’s defense has been working on clearing the ball so that when they do get stops, the offense will have opportunities. “At this point, it’s nothing new to us. Whatever happens in the game, we’re ready for it,” Mullins said. “If we’re not winning faceoffs, we’ve got to get the ball back by playing defense. That’s definitely an emphasis.”But the Orange sees the bigger picture. Desko talked about how frustrated he is knowing that the Orange could have won more games by winning just a few more draws, especially against the country’s best teams.This weekend will arguably be the team’s biggest test, and Maltz knows the long-term significance the contest could have.“We realize how important this game is for the conference,” Maltz said. “As talented as a conference as the ACC is, I don’t think a team that goes 0-3 in the conference will be a part of that top four. “We want to make it to the end of the season and play in the ACC playoffs.” Comments Published on March 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm Contact Josh: [email protected]last_img read more

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