Load remaining images Photo: Mark Raker Delfest 2017 | Photos by Mark Raker Photo: Mark Raker Over Memorial Day weekend, the 10th annual DelFest took over Cumberland, Maryland. The four-day festival hosted by Del McCoury and his respective familial projects The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCoury’s was one for the books, showcasing the festival’s ability to pull huge names. In addition to the host bands, this year, DelFest saw performances by Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more.Trey Anastasio Band Covers “Midnight Rider” At Summer Camp The Day After Gregg Allman’s Death [Videos]During the festival, highlights included Del, Ronnie and Rob McCoury’s sit-in with the Trey Anastasio Band on Friday evening, during which the musicians moved through renditions of “I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome” and “Beauty Of My Dreams.” You can watch videos from this sit-in below, courtesy of DCRANGERFAN.Trey Anastasio Band with the McCoury’s, “I’m, I’m Lonesome”Trey Anastasio Band with the McCoury’s, “Beauty Of My Dreams”Other notable sit-ins included Warren Haynes collaboration with Leftover Salmon for their performance of Neil Young’s seminal album, Harvest. The Gov’t Mule guitarist joined the group for their encore of Young’s “Down By The River.” You can watch video of this collaboration below, courtesy of jakstra.During Railroad Earth’s set over the weekend (which featured Matt Slocum on keys in the stead of Andy Goessling), the group invited guitar prodigy Billy Strings to join them during their rendition of “Dandelion Wine.” To close out their performance, the group moved into a “Head” sandwich, which housed “Hot ‘Lanta” in memory of Gregg Allman, who died on Saturday. You can listen to full audio of Railroad Earth’s set below.In addition to these special moments, DelFest 10 abounded with glorious musical moments—as is only appropriate for the long-standing festival that seems to outdo itself every year. Those wanting to relive the magic of this past weekend can check out photos from DelFest 10 below, courtesy of photographer Mark Raker.
The straw Villas-Boas was able to clutch at is that, despite collecting just a single point from their last three games, Tottenham are still only four adrift of second-placed Liverpool. “The only thing that is astonishing in this league is that surprising results can happen,” the Portuguese said. “City are on four defeats. We are on four defeats, at such an early stage in the season. “The December and January results will be vital in how the league will finish. “At the moment you can be third or ninth. That is the reality.” So desperate has Tottenham’s search for goals become that Villas-Boas has even welcomed former City striker Emmanuel Adebayor back into the fold for the first time this season, although his half-time introduction had no impact. For City boss Manuel Pellegrini, it was another convincing home win in a bizarre campaign where his team are unbeatable at the Etihad Stadium but struggle to overcome anyone on their travels. City have now scored 26 goals in six home games, with 13 in their last two. In between, they have lost at rock-bottom Sunderland, but Pellegrini retains confidence the Blues will soon start to pick up similar results on the road. “This team at home score more than four goals a game,” he said. “The problem is away. “I don’t think we play so differently away from home. We normally have more chances than the home team. They don’t have a lot of possession of the ball. “But for different reasons we have not had the results we wanted. “I am absolutely sure if we continue to play like this we will get results away from home.” Pellegrini confirmed captain Vincent Kompany is set to resume training later this week after finally recovering from a thigh injury that has kept him on the sidelines for almost two months. And he offered a way back into the first team for England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has now been on the bench for five successive games but will return for Wednesday’s Champions League encounter with Viktoria Plzen. “Joe Hart will play on Wednesday,” Pellegrini said. Jesus Navas set the tone for a one-sided afternoon at the Etihad Stadium, scoring after just 13 seconds following Hugo Lloris’ awful mistake. Sandro scored an own goal, with Sergio Aguero netting either side of the interval, before Alvaro Negredo added another and Navas wrapped up a comfortable win in stoppage time as Spurs slipped to ninth in the Barclays Premier League. “To lose 6-0 is extremely embarrassing,” Villas-Boas said. “We have high expectations for the season and losing to a rival by that scoreline is always difficult. “A defeat like this tends to stick more to your career than the good things you achieve. “Our game plan, our confidence and motivation was affected after we suffered a goal in 13 seconds. “It is a bad moment. We have to be ashamed of the result.” After spending £108million during the summer, much of it admittedly generated by the world-record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Villas-Boas knows he is under pressure to produce positive results. With only nine league goals – the same number as Fulham – it is easy to see where Tottenham’s problems lie, even though their difficulties on Sunday afternoon were at the other end of the field. “City made the most of their opportunities. We didn’t make the most of any opportunities we had,” Villas-Boas said. “We reacted well to conceding that first goal, but the second and third straight afterwards put us in a very poor position to come back.” Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was embarrassed and ashamed after his side suffered their worst defeat since 1996, slumping to a 6-0 loss at Manchester City. Press Association
TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Betsson rolls out new Group Affiliates site August 7, 2020 Having secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority, igaming operator Campeón Gaming Partners has set about adding four new gaming brands in the second half of 2019, as well as finalising the deals of new licensed operations for both Sweden and the UK.We caught up with Marinos Shiapanis – the firm’s Co-Founder and CMO – to discuss the “extra push” provided by the Malta licence and waiting for the “final green light” from both Spelinspektionen and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as well as treating its affiliates as partners by pursuing mutually beneficial relationships, despite too many instances of CPA abuse.SBC: You recently secured a licence from the MGA; why was this such a priority?Marinos Shiapanis: Acquiring an MGA licence was one of our top priorities since the launch of our 1st brand, CampeonBet. We hope that with the licence our brands will be more accessible to players everywhere. Additionally, we want to provide a safe space where players can be reassured about gaming fairness, responsibility, and security of personal data. The MGA licence brought stricter procedures to guarantee safe gaming zones. We want all of our brands to be equipped with the best tools to cater for the best possible platform; an MGA licence will be an extra push for us to help us to continue to grow and evolve, and ultimately provide a great product for our players.SBC: How close are you to launching these new domains?MS: Our site designs are ready and our marketing strategy is in place, we are just waiting for the final green light of designated authorities and partners for the sites to go live. CampeonUK will hold an MGA and UKGC licence, it will be our flagship brand in the UK, and our plan is that our other brands will follow suit during 2020. For the Swedish market, we will have SvenPlay, and in the meantime we will have a product that is based on Pay N Play under the Sven family.SBC: What are your current acquisition strategies, for both sportsbook and casino players?MS: For sportsbook players, we offer all main events in our platforms with highly competitive odds, along with a very comprehensive catalogue of sports events, including all the popular games. This plethora of choices allows for our strategies to be more attractive. Additionally, sportsbook players enjoy custom-made offers, so each promotion is shaped based on their needs and likes. For casino players, we have successfully partnered with the best gaming providers in the industry, and we are constantly trying to add more variety to our catalogue. Players will find the latest launched games and with the best quality. Additionally, we run weekly offers for all our users based on player’s activity and patterns, and we offer daily promotions such as the cashback bonus that are highly attractive, and players get to enjoy their games for longer. We try to understand the need of the players, and currently our approach is very ‘player-centred’. This is the core of our strategy, and we aim to continue operating in a similar way in other domains with better tailored promotions. SBC: Has the rising cost of user acquisition led to any changes in terms of how your affiliates select their commission models?MS: Definitely, the rise of the players’ acquisition over the last few years has affected the way affiliates select their commission models.Affiliates want to ensure they gain the highest profit they can, and we on the other side want to make sure that we get the best ROI from all of our partnerships. We believe that the common line stands somewhere in between these two factors and a cooperation that leads to a win-win model.Nevertheless, we see more and more affiliates moving towards the CPA model preference with very high CPAs and very low triggers. Unfortunately, too many of these relationships have become one-sided, with multiple instances of CPA abuse. However, we do still believe that our affiliates are our partners, thus we always aim to pursue a mutually beneficial relationship, especially since we have proven have established brands, and we have demonstrated reliability and ability to provide a high revenue share to all of our partners. SBC: Finally, can you summarise Campeon’s key company goals for the second half of 2019?MS: The first half of 2019 was about preparation, retention and acquisition. The second half of 2019 will be about expansion and growth. We are planning to launch CampeonUK and SvenPlay in the upcoming months, along with two other brands by the end of 2019. We are also expanding our network capacity, our affiliate network, payment providers and software developers with the successful addition of Yggdrasil and Microgaming, which will allow us to provide better and more product-oriented services across all of our platforms. Finally, we are also entering new licensed domains; as a result we need to have remarkable products for these more regulated and highly competitive markets.
Ex-Black Stars and Fulham defender, John Paintsil has disclosed that depression accounted for his many own goals during his stay at the Craven Cottage.The 38-year-old joined Fulham from West Ham United and soon cemented his place under Roy Hodgson in his first season.However, after two seasons and a change of manager, Paintsil’s form took a nose-dive as he started scoring a number of own goals.According to him, he felt left out as his new manager, Mark Hughes failed to give him the needed assurance pertaining to his contract.Speaking to Kasapa FM, John Paintsil said he felt depressed during his last stint at the Craven Cottage forcing him into premature retirement. “When I joined Fulham in 2008 I was supposed to seal a four-year permanent deal with them but unfortunately for me, Roy Hodgson who brought me to the club left immediately after the 2010 world cup and I had to lift up my game to catch the eye and attention of the new manager Mark Hughes.““I remember my first day at training after the World Cup I confronted Mark Hughes about my contract and to find out whether he had plans for me but he told me to give him two weeks to make a decision many days and months past but he was still procrastinating and this was causing me severe despondency and dejection.”“In fact, I lost my mental strength and I began to score own goals. In one of those moments I scored four own goals in a month and this is unusual of me and this even got me thinking about retiring from the game. I believe I retired prematurely from football because of what I experienced at Fulham under Mark Hughes.”Painstil left Fulham in 2011 for Leicester City where he played for aseason before leaving England to play in Israel.