Pretty Lights Confirms Final Mini-Festival With Insane Special Guests For Two Nights In Nashville

first_imgBeloved DJ Pretty Lights has been rolling out announcement videos for his traveling PL Festival throughout this week, bringing his famed production and a live band to hotspots across the country. With special guests and dates announced at four locations on each of the four previous days of this week, Pretty Lights brings it home today with a two-night run announced at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN.Pretty Lights will hit the Nashville venue from October 7-8, bringing along special guests like Atmosphere, Emancipator, G Jones, LTJ Bukem DJ, Big Wild, Brasstracks, and Marvel Years. The crew will be celebrating in style, all weekend long! Check out the announcement video below.With all five festival dates confirmed, let’s check out the full schedule below.Pretty Lights’ PL Festival Tour Dates8/5-6: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH w/ Atmosphere, Tipper, Big Wild, G Jones, Brasstracks, and Marvel Years8/12-13: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO w/ SuperVision, Marvel Years, Chris Karns, and Maddy O’Neal8/26-27: Telluride Town Park – Telluride, CO w/ Pretty Lights Family9/23-24: Northerly Island – Chicago, IL w/ Tipper, Emancipator, The Grouch and Eligh, Manic Focus, G Jones and SunSquabi,10/7-8: Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN w/ Atmosphere, Emancipator, G Jones, LTJ Bukem DJ, Big Wild, Brasstracks, and Marvel Yearslast_img read more

Oceania winners at the World Travel Awards unveiled | News

first_img– Advertisement – World Travel Awards has unveiled its Oceania 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Oceania Winners Day.The untamed wilderness, golden beaches and laid-back charms of New Zealand helped it lift the title of ‘Oceania’s Leading Destination’, with its adrenaline hub Queenstown voted ‘Oceania’s Leading City Destination’.- Advertisement – French Polynesia, with its mesmerising atolls and marine life, was named ‘Oceania’s Leading Dive Destination’. Australia cemented its reputation as the definitive thrill-seekers paradise to secure ‘Oceania’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’. Melbourne won ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’.In the hospitality sector, Millbrook Resort, New Zealand fended off a tough field to emerge as ‘Oceania’s Leading Hotel’ whilst Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands claimed ‘Oceania’s Leading Resort’. – Advertisement – In the aviation sector, Air New Zealand lifted ‘Oceania’s Leading Airline’, whilst ‘Oceania’s Leading Airport’ went to Melbourne Airport.The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.Graham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of Oceania’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. “They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”He added: “The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. “This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.”Other winners include Royal Caribbean International (‘Oceania’s Leading Cruise Line’); Hertz (‘Oceania’s Leading Car Rental Company’); Abercrombie & Kent (‘Oceania’s Leading Tour Operator’); Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’); Eagles Nest, New Zealand (‘Oceania’s Leading Villa Resort’); Pacific Resort Rarotonga (‘Oceania’s Leading Family Resort’); and Laucala Island, Fiji (‘Oceania’s Leading Private Island Resort’).More InformationFor a full list of winners from the Oceanian World Travel Awards click here. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.For more information about WTA visit the official website.center_img OlderPalm Fountain to celebrate Diwali this year Sydney’s über-hip Ovolo Woolloomooloo took ‘Oceania’s Leading Boutique Hotel’, whilst Samoa’s Seabreeze Resort was acknowledged with the title for ‘Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort’.New arrival on Oceania’s luxury hospitality scene, the Ritz-Carlton, Perth was named ‘Oceania’s Leading New Hotel’. Meanwhile InterContinental Hotels & Resorts claimed the title for ‘Oceania’s Leading Hotel Brand’, and the eco credentials of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia were recognised with ‘Oceania’s Leading Green Hotel’.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Kendrick Perkins says Lakers have strong chance at landing Finals MVP

first_imgIt’s going to Be interesting weekend! I don’t see Kawhi leaving Oh Canada and if he I see him going to the Clippers not the Lakers! Also Brooklyn, New York and the Clippers better have a strong got damn pitch because if I’m KD it’s hard to turn that Super Max with GS!— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 29, 2019I take my last tweet back! Lakers have a strong Chance of getting Kawhi! Got damn it I can wait to see what happens! My bad!!!— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 29, 2019Perkins spent some time playing for the Thunder alongside the Warriors’ Kevin Durant, and the two are said to be close friends — which some believe gives Perkins valuable insight into the superstar’s impending free-agency decision. Nikola Mirotic surprisingly leaves NBA for Euroleague team Perkins doesn’t seem to have much of a connection with Leonard, he may have gotten some insight from Durant, who is reportedly discussing teaming up with Leonard on the Clippers or Knicks next season — even though Durant will likely be recovering from an Achilles injury for the entire year.Durant narrowed the list of teams he will consider signing with to four Friday, and only the Knicks, Nets, Clippers and Warriors are still in the running, according to ESPN. Leonard on the other hand is expected to meet with the Lakers and Clippers on June 30 before he lets Toronto make a final pitch.It’s unclear what made Perkins change his mind about Leonard joining the Lakers, but that could come to light after free agency begins Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. “It’s going to Be interesting weekend!” he tweeted initially. “I don’t see Kawhi leaving Oh Canada and if he I see him going to the Clippers not the Lakers! Also Brooklyn, New York and the Clippers better have a strong got d— pitch because if I’m KD it’s hard to turn that Super Max with GS!””I take my last tweet back!” he followed. “Lakers have a strong Chance of getting Kawhi! Got d— it I can wait to see what happens! My bad!!!” Related Newscenter_img Kawhi Leonard signing with the Lakers appears to be becoming increasingly likely.Former 14-year pro Kendrick Perkins was skeptical the Raptors star would leave Toronto on Friday, but changed his mind later that day and tweeted that Los Angeles has a “strong chance” of landing Leonard. NBA free agency rumors: Derrick Rose agrees to terms with Pistonslast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 2017

first_imgNorberto Arroyo, Jr.2842014%21%$218,490 Peter Eurton820025%25%$78,320 Doug O’Neill2741415%33%$166,045 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won John Sadler1144236%91%$198,344 Flavien Prat2872525%50%$482,093 FINISH LINES: In a prelude to the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be available to sign a beautiful free color poster of Arrogate tomorrow beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the Santa Anita saddling paddock…Midnight Storm, front-running winner of Sunday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, likely will pass the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28 and train up to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 11. “I think we’re leaning towards waiting for the Big ‘Cap,” trainer Phil D’Amato said Friday morning . . . Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward said champion filly Songbird, a finalist for 2016 Horse of the Year along with Arrogate and California Chrome, is due at Santa Anita Jan. 24 from WinStar Farm in Kentucky where she has been since suffering her first loss, by the narrowest of noses, after a memorable stretch duel with victorious Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 4 . . .Argentine-bred Infobedad, the “Secretariat of Claimers” who won Sunday’s sixth race by 26 ½ lengths, believed to be the largest winning margin ever at Santa Anita, didn’t necessarily shock John Sadler with the runaway victory over the wet/fast (sealed) track. “Usually South American horses like the mud, so we thought he’d like the track,” the trainer said. “We thought it (the margin) was a combination of him liking it and some of the others hating it, so it kind of sorted itself out.” Sadler didn’t lose the six-year-old horse that was in for a $25,000 claiming tag, but might keep an eye on the sky before deciding on his next race. “We’ll follow around the radar map and look for rain again,” he said . . . Caesar Dominguez, taking a break from training, has taken the book of apprentice Austin Solis, son of Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis . . . Agent J.R. Pegram now represents Martin Garcia, formerly with Tony Matos, who now has Santiago Gonzalez . . . Trainer Matt Chew and Santa Anita morning line oddsmaker Jon White will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Jockey Fernando Perez, injured in a mishap at Del Mar Dec. 2, was in good spirits at Clockers’ Corner Friday morning but is months away from returning to the saddle. “It’s unfortunate that I was injured,” Perez said, “but it feels good to have a vacation.” Kent Desormeaux2432413%38%$339,248 NOTED AND QUOTED ENTERED IN ‘TOUGH’ SANTA YNEZNoted and Quoted is entered to make her first start of the new year on Sunday in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs. It would mark her first start since Nov. 5, when the gray daughter of The Factor finished seventh after leading in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at 1 1/16 miles.“The Santa Ynez is a very tough spot,” said Bob Baffert, who trains Noted and Quoted for Speedway Stable, LLC. “That should be a Grade I; it’s a really tough race.”Baffert would be seeking his fifth win in the Santa Ynez, having captured it with Queen of Money for Mike Pegram in 1997; Yearly Report for Golden Eagle Farm in 2004; Indian Blessing for Patti and Hal Earnhardt in 2008; and Awesome Baby for Kaleem Shah in 2013.The Santa Ynez, race eight of nine: Resilient Humor, Kent Desormeaux, 30-1; Sandy’s Surprise, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Unique Bella, Mike Smith, 8-5; Carrie, Modesto Linares, 50-1; Princess Karen, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Noted and Quoted, Martin Garcia, 5-1; Go On Mary, Jamie Theriot, 20-1; Shane’s Girlfriend, Flavien Prat, 9-5; and It Tiz Well, Drayden Van Dye, 6-1. Jeff Mullins320067%67%$66,945 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Martin Pedroza1844322%61%$140,080 ‘BOOGER’ & BELVOIR REUNITE FOR VICTORYMemories of years past in Seattle filled the air at Santa Anita following this past Monday’s sixth race, as a pair of former Emerald Downs leading riders, Gallyn (Booger) Mitchell and Vann Belvoir, combined on a $21.00 win mutuel with $12,500 claimer, Jimmy the Juice.Trained by Belvoir, Jimmy the Juice, who won by 1 ¾ lengths, registered his second career win from 13 starts.“He’s a good gate rider and he always gives you an honest effort,” said Belvoir, who led all Emerald riders prior to retiring from the saddle following the track’s inaugural season in 1996. “We’ve had good luck together. He’s a hard-working guy with a lot of experience and he’s a good horseman.”Emerald’s all-time leading rider and a member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame, Mitchell, 54, overcame a heart attack in April 2013, and, following the death due to heart and kidney failure of his young daughter, Samantha Jo, this past June, decided to come out of a 13-month retirement in November.“Sami Jo was amazing, the strength and courage she showed . . . ” said Mitchell in an interview with the Auburn (WA) Reporter that was published Nov. 17. “I’ve got my weight down to 115 (pounds) and I’m feeling really good. I started getting on horses three months ago and took my time getting ready. I’ll keep riding as long as I’m having fun.”Safe to say, there’ll be plenty of fans and horsemen wishing “Booger” all the best this winter at Santa Anita. Richard Baltas2123410%43%$179,418 Tyler Baze3763416%35%$250,102 Drayden Van Dyke2834011%25%$157,388 Kristin Mulhall721029%43%$26,155center_img -30- Philip D’Amato1031330%70%$328,635 RING WEEKEND TRAINING WELL FOR SAN GABRIELTeam Motion hopes Ring Weekend continues his winning ways in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes for four-year-olds and up scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on turf.The gelded son of Tapit won the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 26 after a troubled trip in the Breeders’ Cup Mile in which he was seventh, but beaten less than four lengths, on Nov. 5. “He ran a great race in the Breeders’ Cup and he’s been training well since,” said Aimee Dollase, assistant to trainer Graham Motion.The San Gabriel: Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Point Piper, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Flamboyant, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 10-1; Conquest Daddyo, Luis Contreras, 15-1; A Red Tie Day, Corey Nakatani, 6-1; Quick Casablanca, Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, 15-1; Twentytwentyvision, Mike Smith, 4-1; Perfectly Majestic, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Ring Weekend, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; and Some in Tieme, Tiago Pereira, 20-1. TVG TO DEBUT ‘THE STARTING GATE’ ON WEEKENDSStarting this Saturday, TVG will debut The Starting Gate, a new hour-long show that will air Saturday and Sunday mornings, providing an in-depth look at the horse racing industry, emerging prospects, current stars in training personalities behind the races.Hosted from TVG’s Los Angeles studios, TVG2’s The Starting Gate will feature an inside look at first-time starters at major U.S. racing venues with a focus on the breeding, pedigree, farms and people who brought them to the races. With reporting from racing analysts Caton Bredar, Christina Blacker and Britney Eurton, The Starting Gate will also feature stakes previews and recaps from across the country and live interviews with breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys.“Along with the wagering that we focus on every day, Thoroughbred breeding and sales is a major economic engine that drives participation in horse racing and The Starting Gate will shine the spotlight on this important aspect of our sport,” said Kip Levin, CEO of Betfair TVG. “There are people and stories behind every horse that reaches the starting gate and we want to bring those stories to racing fans everywhere.”The new show will debut Saturday, Jan. 7 and a new episode will air each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. PST on TVG2. The Starting Gate will be produced by Becky Witzman-Somerville, former producer of HRTV’s Race Day America, The Horizon and First Call.Additionally, to benefit racing industry stakeholders and bring more attention to the sales and breeding segment of the racing industry, TVG and TVG2 will air live coverage of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.“Keeneland applauds TVG’s efforts to provide fans a comprehensive view of the horse industry, and we look forward to their coverage of the January Horses of All Ages Sale,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said. “In order for fans to really appreciate the economics and excitement of racing, they have to understand a horse’s journey from the breeding farm and sale to the racetrack.”TVG2 will air gavel to gavel coverage for the first two days of the sale, Monday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 10, with additional coverage on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Christina Blacker will be on-site at Keeneland Monday and Tuesday to provide reports and interviews for both TVG and TVG2. The sale concludes Jan. 13.The January Sale includes broodmares, broodmare prospects, yearlings, horses of racing age and stallions. Prominent January sales grads include Mind Your Biscuits, who recently won the Grade I Malibu Stakes and Miss Temple City who captured this year’s Matriarch, Shadwell Turf Mile and Maker’s 46 Mile, each a Grade I race. Jerry Hollendorfer2136314%57%$327,889 Patrick Gallagher621133%67%$143,890 (Current Through Monday, Jan. 2) William Spawr830238%63%$90,861 WELL-TRAVELED COLONEL SAMSEN TRIES DIRT IN SHAMColonel Samsen, the Marco Polo of current Triple Crown candidates, makes his seventh start on his fifth different race track when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile.The son of 2008 Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John ran previously at Golden Gate, Del Mar, Kentucky Downs, Presque Isle Downs and Santa Anita, winning his last two, at Del Mar on grass and at Golden Gate on synthetic. The Sham will mark his first race on dirt.“He doesn’t discriminate,” said Eoin Harty, who trained Colonel John. “He’s got DiamondStatus (top level for frequent fliers of Delta Airlines).“I had the horse in Chicago, then ran in a $130,000 maiden race at Kentucky Downs. That kind of money would put anybody on a bus (Colonel Samsen finished second). He ran well there so I brought him to Santa Anita, and he ran well here.“He broke his maiden at Del Mar (Nov. 13), then a stake came up in San Francisco (the Gold Rush on Dec. 3, which he won) and now it’s time to try him on dirt in the Sham.”In other Sham news:John Shirreffs is optimistic Gormley will perform well when the son of Malibu Moon makes his three-year-old debut in the Sham. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Gormley has not raced since finishing seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Nov. 5.“Condition-wise and weather-wise, it’s a go,” Shirreffs said. “He’s trained very well. He came out of the Breeders’ Cup in great shape and has trained well since.“As to strategy, we’ll let Victor (Espinoza) make that decision once the gates open. There’s enough speed in the race that maybe he doesn’t need the lead; I don’t know. He’s still kind of new at developing a style. Hopefully, he’ll pick a style that works.”Big Hit goes from a maiden allowance win at Del Mar Nov. 19 to the Sham, a race Phil D’Amato hopes will lead to bigger and better things for the son of Super Saver owned by Gary and Mary West.“He’s a big, good-looking horse and hopefully he’s on the improve,” the trainer said of the Kentucky-bred bay. “He has a good head on his shoulders and he had excuses in his first two races, which is why he didn’t run well.“But he put it all together in his last race (winning by 3 ¼ lengths). We’re kind of testing the waters going long, but he should be ready to go.”The field for the Sham, which offers 17 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, 10 to the winner: American Anthem, Mike Smith, 9-5; Term of Art, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Bird Is the Word, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Colonel Samsen, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Gormley, Victor Espinoza, 8-5; Big Hit, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; and Blabimir, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1. J. Keith Desormeaux921222%56%$249,915 Luis Contreras1832417%50%$142,944 SHAM STAKES LURES TRIPLE CROWN HOPEFULSRING WEEKEND HOLDS FORM FOR SAN GABRIELTVG’S ‘THE STARTING GATE’ TO DEBUT SATURDAYSANTA YNEZ HAS A GRADE I QUALITY: BAFFERTMIDNIGHT STORM LIKELY TO WAIT FOR BIG ‘CAPCHAMP SONGBIRD DUE AT SANTA ANITA JAN. 24‘BOOGER’ AND BELVOIR TOGETHER AGAIN Rafael Bejarano2742715%48%$327,648 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller1543327%67%$255,570last_img read more