Beloved Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will host an all-star “Friends” performance at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue next month, as he welcomes veterans like Chris Robinson and John Scofield into the mix. The show will take place on May 22nd, bringing this talented lineup for a Grateful evening of music.The full lineup of friends will include Scofield, Robinson, Jason Crosby, Ross James, Tony Leone, and, of course, Phil Lesh. This show serves as the follow-up to a May 21st performance with a similar lineup, but the first night of the two-night run will see additional contributions from Scott Law. More information here.While tickets sold out almost immediately after the show announcement, a webcast will almost surely be announced, and media (audio, video, etc.) will also almost surely be available for us to share the music of this glorious performance.
Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, became the School’s all-time winningest football coach as his Crimson cruised past Columbia, 35-21, Saturday at Lawrence Wien Stadium. Murphy surpassed Joe Restic’s mark of 117 career wins and heads into the Penn game with an all-time record of 118-58 in his 18th season with the program.Harvard won its seventh-straight in moving to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Ivy League. Columbia remains winless at 0-8, 0-5 Ivy.The win also marks Harvard’s 11th-straight season compiling at least seven wins. The Crimson is the only team in the history of the Ivy League to have put together 11 straight seven-win seasons.To read the full story, visit gocrimson.com.
NICHOLS (WBNG) — Tioga Downs Casino and Resort employees have been furloughed for four months, and the casino owner says it can’t last much longer. “They don’t understand the mentality of our customers; I guarantee you none of them are waiting for Tioga Downs to open,” Gural told 12 News Tuesday. “They just jump in their car and drive to one of the casinos that’s open, and they’re not hard to find.” Tioga Downs has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Owner Jeff Gural said the hotel reopened briefly because he thought the casino would be able to reopen as part of Phase 4, but when that didn’t happen he closed the hotel down as well. Gural said only P.J. Clarke’s restaurant is open on the weekends, and the racetrack is operating, but without spectators. He said almost counter-intuitively, not reopening the casino is making the Southern Tier less safe. Gural said under state law, any employee that is furloughed longer than six months will automatically be terminated. Additionally, Gural said the casino will go under if it has to remain closed another few months. Governor Andrew Cuomo has not given any additional guidance since July 6, when he said the state is reviewing reopening practices to ensure safety.
Source: SchrodersHowever, while the currency’s weakness may have made travelling overseas more expensive for UK holidaymakers, it has provided a boost to many UK companies. More than two thirds of the revenues generated by FTSE All Share companies are generated overseas, according to Schroders.The UK-listed asset manager said the FTSE All Share index rose by 28.1% between 23 June 2016 and 15 June 2019. UK equity returns outstripped those of Japan, Europe and emerging markets indices in that period, Schroders’ data showed, but lagged behind the US and China.“The relatively stable global economic backdrop has been helpful,” Schroders stated in a commentary published earlier this week. “Global investors have bought into the so-called Goldilocks scenario: a ‘not too hot, not too cold’ combination of stable growth, benign inflation and low interest rates.“Support for the UK market and the economy came from the Bank of England, which has kept monetary policy loose, ensuring businesses and markets have access to funding.”How global markets have performed since the Brexit voteChart MakerHowever, with Brexit itself still unresolved, Schroders’ senior European economist Azad Zangana warned of “real risks” to the UK economy ahead.Economic growth “remains sluggish”, he said, and could be hampered further when companies seek to reduce the inventories they have built up in preparation for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Sunday 23 June marked three years since the UK voted to leave the European Union.While the method of exit is still uncertain, the impact on the UK’s currency is clear. In the space of those three years, sterling has fallen 14% against the dollar and 13% against the euro, according to Schroders.As of this morning, £1 is worth €1.12 and $1.27. On 24 June 2016, the day the referendum’s result was confirmed, these values stood at €1.23 and $1.37, according to Bloomberg data.This is marginally higher than the pound’s post-Brexit low point of €1.08 on 25 August 2017, shortly before the third round of negotiations between the UK and the EU began. Source: US State DepartmentBoris Johnson, the frontrunner for the next UK prime minister“The resignation of prime minister Theresa May has raised the risk of a no-deal Brexit,” Zangana added. “If the bookmakers’ favourite… Boris Johnson becomes the new prime minister, then the hard-line Brexiteer could take the UK out of the EU without a deal.“If this were to happen, we would anticipate the economy to slow and fall into recession around the turn of the year. While the Bank of England would probably cut interest rates eventually, the expected depreciation in the pound would cause inflation to spike.“The household sector has already run down its safety buffer in the form of its savings rate, therefore a contraction in demand is very likely.”
SAN ANTONIO >> Doc Rivers didn’t even want to be here on Saturday.When the team got a look at the first draft of the NBA schedule and saw they’d be playing Saturday, Nov. 4 in San Antonio, Rivers and his staff had a single thought.Nope.His team was already scheduled to play four times earlier in the week, and the Clippers would have to face the Spurs on the road on the second half of a back-to-back? Nope. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This is one of the games we actually tried to get changed,” he said prior to the game.Well, maybe he owes the NBA an apology.The Clippers turned in their best offensive performance of the season by a long shot, dominating the San Antonio Spurs 116-92.It’s the most lopsided win for the Clippers this season.Blake Griffin scored 26 of his 28 points in the first half, helping L.A. blow the Spurs out early with both teams playing on the second night of back-to-backs. The Clippers quickly fell behind 8-0 in the game’s first few minutes, but that stretch was merely a wake-up call.“We played great after the first eight points,” Doc Rivers said.Griffin and the starters put together a devastating 28-4 run to blow the game open, and the Spurs never really challenged after that. And, it started with defensive energy.“We got stops … I think eight in a row and came down and scored. Then, it’s 16-8. For us, it starts on defense. We always say that, but it really does,” Griffin said. “We got out in transition, got some easy buckets, and once those easy ones go in, then it feels like you can’t miss.”The Clippers scored 73 first-half points, which according to ESPN Stats and Info, was the most scored by a visiting team during the Gregg Popovich era in San Antonio.“Blake was great, but their whole team beat us soundly, embarrassingly,” Popovich said. “They were terrific … They beat us very, very, very well.”While signs of fatigue briefly materialized in the second half for the Clippers, San Antonio’s star, Kawhi Leonard, couldn’t get anything going against Luc Mbah a Moute. Leonard finished with 14 points, while Mbah a Moute gave the Clippers 13 points to go along with his consistent defensive effort.“He did a great job,” DeAndre Jordan said. “Luc is one of our amazing perimeter defenders, our best perimeter defender. He does a lot of great things for us.”Most of the greatness Saturday came early, before San Antonio’s trip from Utah and the Clippers’ trip from Memphis started to show.The two teams combined to score 33 points in the third quarter, a stretch where Rivers said the fatigue clearly had set in.“It was just survival for us,” Rivers saidBut thanks to the improved Clippers bench, which got 31 combined points from Jamal Crawford and Marreese Speights, there wasn’t any fourth-quarter slippage. The Clippers’ starters sat the entire fourth quarter, with no one playing more than 30 minutes Saturday.“Listen, it was great to win. It’s always great to win here,” Rivers said. “But these games shouldn’t happen. You can literally see it with both teams … A national TV game with two elite teams should be with a day off, and (then) they play the game.“That’s the way you want it; that’s how we all want it.”