Pretty Lights Confirms Second Mini-Festival Dates At Red Rocks Amphitheatre

first_imgAfter releasing a cryptic video with dates and vague locations last week, Pretty Lights continues to roll out tour date announcements for what is being dubbed the PL Festival. Yesterday saw the first of five performances revealed, with two shows at the Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 5-6. Today, a new video details a two-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre from August 12-13, with a number of special guests.The PL Festival event at Red Rocks will see sets from SuperVision, Marvel Years, Chris Karns, and Maddy O’Neal over the course of two nights. Pretty Lights never disappoints in the Morrison, CO venue, so do not miss this glorious opportunity to catch some amazing shows.Watch the new teaser video below, and head here for the original.last_img


LeBron James’ I Promise School will offer transitional housing program starting in 2020

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed The foundation has expanded its outreach in the last year as they’ve become more familiar with the on-the-ground issues IPS families face.“We’re seeing families struggling every day with very real and oftentimes unexpected issues that turn their worlds upside down,” LJFF executive director Michele Campbell said in a statement. “This will allow the family time and opportunities to grow while not worrying if they’ll have a roof over their head.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img James said he met Graduate Hotels CEO Ben Weprin in Cabo, Mexico, where he now has a home. The two got to talking about the I Promise School, which has been lauded for its early results for at-risk children in the Akron School District. Those initial discussions led the company into working with the foundation on the project, which is expected to be fully operational by July 2020.“For (Weprin) to be able to bring that to our families and our kids at the IPS, to continue to expand what we want to do,” James said, “it’s just something that you can’t even really even – you never even dream about it until it becomes like it is now.”The school expanded some of its services for this school year, including dedicating a new media lab and an outdoor basketball court. After promising test results earlier this year, IPS now has fifth-graders enrolled into the school, which started with third- and fourth-grade students.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions CHICAGO — A day after he had to leave his multimillion-dollar home in Brentwood because of a wildfire, LeBron James mused briefly on his past.Had he ever been displaced by a natural disaster before, a reporter asked. Perhaps a hurricane in Miami? A storm in Cleveland? Anything comparable?Not that he could remember, James said. But as a child, he moved a lot.“It wasn’t because of natural disasters; it was our situation,” he said. “Back when I was growing up, I wouldn’t – me or my mother wouldn’t – have had the means to walk anywhere and be able to get lodging. Just had to figure it out.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersPoverty drove James and his mother, Gloria, from place to place, which he remembers as one of the most challenging aspects of his childhood. He knows the value of a stable place to live, which is why his foundation is now taking steps to incorporate housing support into his I Promise program.On Monday morning, the LeBron James Family Foundation announced the I Promise Village, a transitional housing program in Akron, Ohio, for the families who have children enrolled in the already operational I Promise School. The program’s aim is to provide shelter for those families who are facing homelessness, domestic violence or other issues that affect their housing security.In Year 2 of the school – which already offers a food pantry, legal aid, mental health services, financial planning support and GED classes on site – James and his foundation felt that housing was the next step in a radical approach to extending help to families well beyond the classroom.“You can have all the support in the world while you’re at school or while you’re at basketball or while you’re playing sports or doing anything,” he said after Monday’s practice. “But if you go home and it’s not stable, you don’t have any stability there, you’re gonna resort back to the negative things or the bad habits that you might have. Sometimes it’s not even the kids’ fault of why the situations are the way they are.”Partnering with Graduate Hotels, the foundation will refit an apartment building near the school into temporary housing as families’ needs arise. The building currently has units for 22 families, but that number could change as planners design communal spaces in the building.last_img read more


Wyndham Championship picks, sleepers, betting advice

first_imgBefore we get into this week’s picks, here’s a reminder to check me out on Twitter ( @DFSBenj ) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy content and gambling advice. The PGA Tour season is quickly coming to an end with the FedEx Cup Playoffs kicking off next week. This week, the tour heads to North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship, which will be the final chance for players to finish within the top-125 in the FedEx Cup standings and qualify for the playoffs. Those players with the most to gain could be options to fill out your betting card.The Wyndham Championship is held at Sedgefield Country Club and measures out to a modest 7,130-yard, par-70 layout. Sedgefield is one of the most straightforward courses that we see all season long. Players have a variety of options off the tee, and many will choose to go less than driver to put the ball in the fairway and set up short-to-mid iron approaches. MORE: RotoQL Lineup BuilderThe majority of approach shots will fall in the 150-175 yard range, but longer hitters will be left with just a wedge on plenty of the par 4s. While Sedgefield only has two par 5s, they are both extremely short and will be reachable for the majority of the field. Expect to see boatloads of eagles and birdies on those holes, and anyone who is making pars on the par 5s will be losing strokes to the field. Targeting the prototypical ball strikers will be your best angle of attack this week, and it’s not surprising to see elite ball strikers such as Webb Simpson having an elite track record at this event. Sedgefield plays as one of the easiest courses on tour, with winning scores frequently in the 20-under par range. Think of it as the East Coast’s John Deere Classic with a slightly better field, albeit still one of the weakest fields we see all season.  Key Stats for Sedgefield CCBall Striking Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee Birdie or Better Percentage Strokes Gained Approach: 150-175 Yards Wyndham Championship betting adviceOutright Bets to Consider*odds via DraftKings SportsbookJordan Spieth 20/1 It’s been a rough year for Jordan Spieth, and he needs a solid few weeks to qualify for the Tour Championship. His ball striking has been a mess, and his good results have mostly been made up through his short game and excellent putting. With that being said, his results have been trending in the right direction after finishing T20 at The Open Championship and T12 last week at the WGC FedEx Invitational. Spieth’s number of 20/1 is a great value in a field that is extremely weak, and this is likely his best chance to get a win this season. Nothing about his ball striking makes me feel good about this bet, but Spieth is too talented of a player to be held down for much longer.Alexander Noren 50/1 I really like the 50/1 and over range this week, where there’s a ton of value to be found. Alex Noren is a class player who has a pedigree of winning events on both the PGA and European Tour. Noren is an elite ball striker at his best, and he has played his best golf of the season over the last month. Noren has posted finishes of T26, T11, and T12 over his last 3 events, all of which came in elite fields (BMW Championship, The Open, WGC Invitational). This is crazy good value for a player with the long term quality that Noren has, and I’ll gladly jump on him in such a weak field.Joaquin Nieman 55/1 I’ve been on Joaquin Niemann a ton over the second half of the season, and he could become the next young gun to grab his first career win after watching Matthew Wolff and Colin Morikawa win within the last month. Niemann is a class ball striker and has every bit the amount of talent of Wolff, Morikawa, and fellow youngster Viktor Hovland. His results have been excellent his summer, with seven finishes inside of the top-31, including two top-fives and another top-10 since the PGA Championship. He missed the cut in his last appearance at The Open, but I won’t hold that against him, as that was his first tournament on a British-style links course played in brutal conditions.Sungjae Im 80/1 Sungjae Im has quietly been one of the best rookies on the PGA Tour this season, and he has been one of the most active golfers on any tour, playing in 30 events. Im had racked up five straight top-26 finishes before missing the cut at The Open. However, his second round 80 can somewhat be attributed to the worst possible tee time draw. The Wyndham Championship is a prime event for a ball striker like Im, who stripes it better than most players in this field. We’ve seen Im in the 50/1 range a few times in the second half of the season, so we are getting a steal at 80/1 in a weak field event that will be a birdie fest. He has finished T21 and T31 in his last two events coming off of a rest week.last_img read more


Grassley calls for more transparency at the Red Cross

first_imgWASHINGTON — As the American Red Cross responds to another round of deadly tornadoes overnight, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is introducing legislation that aims to make sure the relief agency is spending its funds appropriately.Grassley, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, says his bill would give a congressional watchdog group more complete access to Red Cross records for oversight.  “It’s a tax-exempt organization,” Grassley says. “My committee has responsibility over making sure tax exemption is used properly.”He says the bipartisan American Red Cross Transparency Act of 2019 responds to concerns the agency tried to halt a review by the Government Accountability Office and limited the scope of the review.  “We feel that there hasn’t been enough transparency on the part of this federally-chartered organization,” Grassley says, “and that’s pretty important because most non-profits aren’t federally-chartered, very few are.”The American people rely on the Red Cross to respond when tragedy strikes and it receives federal tax dollars for some of its disaster responses. Grassley says Congress has a responsibility to make sure the Red Cross answers questions asked on the public’s behalf and is operating up to the standards required of it during disasters. “The bottom line is, the Red Cross needs to share their books with the federal government when it’s investigated,” Grassley says. “And we want to make sure the Government Accountability Office has access to the records so the Red Cross can’t impede government review.”Grassley says the Red Cross has shown an “unwillingness” to answer questions in the past and the legislation strengthens transparency to make the agency more accountable to the public.last_img read more