Ultra Music Festival Early Bird & Advance Tickets Sold Out; Tickets Are Now $489.95(GA) – $1049.95(VIP)

first_imgUltra Music Festival will be only one weekend this year, due to complaints from the city. Because of this, Early Bird tickets for Ultra Music Festival sold out, crashing the server, in less than 5 minutes at $149.95. There were over 200,000 people waiting to buy tickets in the online queues according to the festival. After a “technical blip with the ticketing servers,” an extra set of early bird tickets were put on sale at 4:30PM and sold out in another 5 minutes. The ticketing site switched to Advanced Tickets at $274.95. Those too have now sold out and now GA tickets are 3x the price as yesterday at a staggering $399.95 (before taxes and fees) and VIP tickets are $859.95 (before taxes and fees). Taxes and fees come out to $90.00 for GA tickets and $190.oo making the tickets $489.95 for GA and $1049.95.After you sell your soul, buy tickets here.last_img read more

Farmington Planning Commission to review new Samurai plan

first_imgFarmington Planning Commissioners will on Monday take a look at revised plans for the former Samurai Hibachi & Sushi on Grand River.Officials in October 2018 approved owner Xie Zheng LLC’s plan for a sushi restaurant, Japanese steakhouse, and 15 apartments in two, four-story buildings just east of Grove Street. Project delays centered around parking and the removal of a historic barn and a home on property adjacent to the existing two-story building.The company in 2018 opened the sushi restaurant, which later closed for remodeling and rebranding. The Krazy Krab celebrated its grand opening on March 8; about two weeks later, Michigan’s COVID-19 “stay-at-home” order went into effect.Revised plans for the property show only an addition with outdoor seating on the west side of The Krazy Krab, along with a concrete sidewalk that leads to parking in the rear of the building.The public can view and participate in the 7 p.m. meeting via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Learn more at farmgov.com/Latest-News/Notice-of-Electronic-Planning-Meeting-July-13,-202.aspxThe meeting agenda and supporting materials are posted at farmgov.com/City-Services/Government/Agendas-and-Minutes.aspx. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UWF softball splits with No. 19 Valdosta State

first_imgUWF softball splits with No. 19 Valdosta State PENSACOLA, Fla.  – The University of West Florida softball team split with No. 19 Valdosta State in Saturday’s action. The Argonauts took game one 6-2 but fell in game two 10-6. West Florida is now 11-11 on the season and 2-3 in Gulf South Conference play. West Florida saw both pitching and hitting flourish in the first game against the ranked Blazers. The Argos totaled 10 hits in the ball game and six of them came from senior Caroline Kaston (Niceville, Fla.) and freshman Jessica Wilkinson (Gainesville, Fla.) who each went 3-for-3. Wilkinson added two RBI in the game including a solo home run in bottom of the fifth inning. Two Argos homered in the game; the other was catcher Jenna Belser (Chipley, Fla.) who blasted a two run shot in the fourth inning. Senior Taylor Bailey (Austin, Texas) was dominant on the mound, holding the 19th ranked Blazers to just two runs on six hits and also had seven strikeouts. The second game was a different story for UWF, this time No. 19 Valdosta State found their hitting stroke and totaled 10 runs on eight hits. The Argos scored six runs on ten hits in the ball game including two different Argos recording multiple hits in the game. Senior Audrey Harner (Celina, Ohio) went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored while senior Danielle Sanders went 1-for-2 that included a solo home run in the third inning.West Florida will see the Blazers again tomorrow to decide a series winner in game three. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT at the UWF Softball Complex.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#West Florida 6, Valdosta State 2 (Feb 22, 2014 at Pensacola, Fla.) (Game 1)———————————————————————-Valdosta State…… 000 002 0 –  2  6  0      (11-6, 1-3)West Florida…….. 003 210 X –  6 10  1      (11-10, 2-2)———————————————————————-Pitchers: Valdosta State – Brianna Hancock; Caitlyn Calhoun(5) and Courtney Albritton.West Florida – Taylor Bailey and Jenna Belser.Win-Taylor Bailey(4-5)  Loss-Brianna Hancock(6-3)  T-2:00  A-57HR VSUSB – Shelby Altman.HR UWF – Jessica Wilkinson; Jenna Belser.Game: UWF21Valdosta State 10, West Florida 6 (Feb 22, 2014 at Pensacola, Fla.) (Game 2)———————————————————————-Valdosta State…… 100 212 4 – 10  8  1      (12-6, 2-3)West Florida…….. 001 010 4 –  6 10  3      (11-11, 2-3)———————————————————————-Pitchers: Valdosta State – Maci Fletcher and Courtney Albritton. West Florida – Rebecca Hein;Brooke Hale(4); Lauren Register(7) and Jenna Belser; Aubrey Sumlin.Win-Maci Fletcher(2-0)  Loss-Brooke Hale(0-3)  T-2:15  A-0HR VSUSB – Shelby Altman 2.HR UWF – Danielle Sanders.R. Hein faced 2 batters in the 4th.B. Hale faced 3 batters in the 7th.Game: UWF22– www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Argos go 1-1 with No. 19 VSU in first day (Photo by Emmele Photgraphy) last_img read more

Excitement over Bundy painful reminder of Orioles’ underwhelming “cavalry”

first_imgWith the Orioles beginning preparations in Sarasota ahead of their 20th anniversary at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, much of the buzz in camp has surrounded a young pitcher born seven months after the baseball cathedral first opened in downtown Baltimore.Yes, let that marinate for a moment or two.After being selected as the fourth overall pick of last June’s amateur draft, 19-year-old Dylan Bundy has drawn rave reviews from observers and teammates alike while displaying a plus-fastball in the mid to upper 90s and three other pitches that already have hitters shaking their heads during live batting practice, according to reports from Florida. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound right-hander will presumably begin his minor league career at Single-A Delmarva this season, but his track to the big leagues has the potential to be much shorter than the typical pitcher fresh out of high school.“That kid Bundy is gonna be special….if he wants to,” center fielder Adam Jones said on his official Twitter account on Monday.Never one to mince words, Jones tells it like he sees it.Of course, before anyone proclaims him the future ace of the staff, Bundy has yet to throw a professional pitch — even if he appears to have more upside than any Baltimore pitching prospect in recent memory. Given their failed history in cultivating young hurlers over the years, the Orioles would be well served to protect their best pitching prospect in bubble wrap after the gushing about his potential since last June.But the hype surrounding Bundy isn’t all that different than the anticipation for the famed “cavalry” of a couple years ago when then-manager Dave Trembley and many others were touting the potential of Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, Chris Tillman, and several others and how it would lead the Orioles from the abyss of losing season after losing season. It gave fans hope at the time, but the results have been mixed at best and generally regarded as disappointing when looking back at all the excitement.Matusz? A disastrous 2011 season that included a 1-9 record and a 10.69 earned run average has made nearly everyone question the former first-round pick’s health, dedication to the game, and mental toughness.Arrieta? He had been the steadiest of the original “Big Three” before elbow surgery cut his 2011 campaign short, but the tough right-hander still doesn’t show enough command to project as much better than a middle-of-the-rotation starter.Tillman? The tall righty has never shown more than brief flashes of the ability the Orioles saw in him when acquiring him as part of the return for the Erik Bedard trade over four years ago. His future appears to be in the bullpen.The most promising arrival of the crop, left-hander Zach Britton shows great upside after a solid rookie season, but a shoulder strain has caused fans to take pause in the early stages of spring training.After a disappointing offseason void of any significant moves and the trade of veteran mainstay Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies, the continued development of the young pitching will be even more critical in not only determining how the Orioles fare in 2012 but will also go a long way in deciding where the organization goes from here. With the current core of position players not getting any younger, the failure of Matusz, Britton, and Arrieta to take significant steps forward could entice executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette to begin selling off key pieces such as Jones and right fielder Nick Markakis to essentially begin the rebuilding process again.And for a fan base devoid of a winning product since 1997, that’s a sobering proposition.For Matusz (52 career starts) and Arrieta (40 career starts), the time is now to begin showing significant signs of maturity to prove the organization can pencil each into the rotation every fifth day without having to think twice. Britton needs to build upon his 4.61 ERA in 2011 and show why many scouts project him as a potential No. 2 starter in a major league rotation. If the trio makes major strides in 2012, it might be enough to push ownership to spend more aggressively at the big-league level while continuing to build the farm system behind the scenes next offseason.Of course, manager Buck Showalter has issued the challenge for all starting candidates to be ready to perform in spring training as he tries to piece together a starting rotation. The Orioles skipper has said the days of young pitchers holding a spot by default are over, which means some combination of Matusz, Arrieta, and Britton could wind up at Triple-A Norfolk to begin the season while short-term options such as Jason Hammel and Dana Eveland fill rotation spots. Frankly, it’s an even more deflating scenario than the continued struggles of the young pitchers at the big-league level.If those goals don’t come to fruition, the Orioles may be back to square one — admittedly, not a very long fall — as fans will hopelessly look ahead to the likes of Bundy and top infield prospects Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop to lead the club back to respectability.It will be no different than two years ago.Or six years ago.Or nine years ago.Waiting on exciting potential, but wondering if it will ever become reality.It’s a mantra Orioles fans are all too familiar with.last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 19

first_imgThis Tuesday morning on Sportsday we bring you all of the big news from the world of sport including how Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme for four years across the “vast majority” of summer and winter Olympic sports, according to a new report.We also look back on yesterday’s Tour de France action and discuss England’s squad for the second Test against Pakistan which starts on Friday at Old Trafford. All brought to you by Jake Robson and the team.last_img

Not up to premier to dictate how Catholic schools teach sex education

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta Conservative Party leadership candidate Jason Kenney says it’s not up to Premier Rachel Notley to dictate how sex education is taught in the Catholic school system.And he says Notley is needlessly divisive on a plan by Catholic school superintendents to craft an alternative sex-ed curriculum that reflects faith-based teaching.“It’s not for me or the premier to dictate to the Catholic education system how it teaches Catholic values,” Kenney told reporters late Tuesday night.“I just wish she would stop picking fights with school boards and educators who are simply doing their best to live out their mandate.“In this case it’s a Catholic school system that has a constitutional right to be Catholic, and I would ask our premier to respect the Constitution and those rights.”Catholic school superintendents are drafting the alternative sex education curriculum that they want the province to approve for their schools.They say the government’s teaching plan clashes with faith-based instruction by including, among other topics, homosexual relationships and gender identity different from one’s biological sex.In overview documents filed with the province, the superintendents also take issue with sexual consent by a partner in marriage. They say it is one of many factors to be considered along with morality, family and wellness.Kenney said it’s important to respect differences in a pluralistic society.“Of course there should be a basic common curriculum in the school system, but then Catholic and independent and charter schools are going to have different approaches to curriculum,” he said.Notley, however, says that any proposed curriculum that doesn’t address sexual health, that marginalizes sexual minorities, and that doesn’t make it clear that consent is paramount will not be taught.“Jason Kenney is dead wrong,” Notley said Wednesday.“In 2017 I didn’t think that I would have to say this, but as the premier of the province, it is my obligation to say this: Being gay is not wrong. Engaging in safe sex is not wrong. And under no circumstances is sex without consent ever right. And that is what will be taught in our schools.”She said if the Catholic school plan arrives as advertised, it will not be taught.Karl Germann, president of the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta, declined comment, saying as an administrator it’s not his place to publicly debate the premier.“I would just encourage people to read and process the documents for themselves,” said Germann.Kenney and two other candidates are running to become leader of the new United Conservative Party, formed this summer from the amalgamation of Kenney’s Progressive Conservatives and Brian Jean’s Wildrose party.A new leader will be picked Saturday and will take charge of the 27-member Opposition in the legislature.Doug Schweitzer, a candidate and longtime conservative organizer, said clarity is needed on the Catholic system’s approach, particularly on consent.“We have clear laws in Canada as to what consensual sex is and what it is not,” he said. “If there is no consent you’re getting into sexual assault or in some instances rape.“We need to make sure when we’re educating our children here in Alberta that we’re clear as to what consent is all about.”Jean, who is also running for the leadership, said there is a way to ensure core issues like sexual health are taught under Catholic auspices, but said the province first needs to stop being confrontational.last_img read more