JULY 2018 BIRTHDAYS

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Full Show Audio Of Oteil Burbridge & Friends’ Tribute To Bob Marley In Costa Rica Has Emerged

first_imgLast weekend marked the return of Jungle Jam, a jam scene oriented destination festival held in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. Among the many performers on the full lineup, the headlining set certainly stood out; a collaboration between Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Scott Murawski, John Kadlecik and Jason Crosby. If the recording is any indication, this “Oteil & Friends” set went off better than we ever imagined. The group performed a tribute to Bob Marley, playing reggae favorites like “Could You Be Loved?” and “Three Little Birds.”Thanks to taper Phil Simon, we have full audio of this crazy fun set. Tune in below:Oteil Burbridge heads out on tour with Dead & Company for a number of dates this summer. Check out the newly-updated schedule here.last_img

Manhyia Palace denies “Five-man board” appointment

first_imgManhyia Palace has debunked reports that Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has appointed a five member board of directors.The supposed board of directors comprised businessman Kennedy Agyapong popularly known as Kenpong, Dr Yaw Amoh Asare, a lecturer at the chemistry department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Lawyer Paul Adu Gyamfi, Alhaji Abu Lamine and Nana Boakye owner of Nana Boakye Herbal clinic.But chief of Staff at the Manhyia Palace Kofi Badu has told Joy sports no such appointments has been made by the club’s owner and life patron.“Is the Palace which is making the appointment and I can say on authority that no appointment has been made, we are now in the process of consultations,” Badu told Joy FM.“It is embarrassing because we are at the final stages of consultations with people and this announcement by the media has embarrassed everybody.“People are lobbying for the position but none of them has been told anything. “The King himself knows those that he wants to work with and so that is what we are working on and not those going around lobbying for the position.”last_img read more

Will Ronaldo stay? 12 players who were DENIED transfer after asking to leave

first_img 12 2. Gareth Barry (2004) – Even though he signed a new contract the previous summer, the academy product was eyeing up the Villa Park exit door after six years of service. David O’Leary’s side finished an impressive campaign in sixth place and reached the semi-finals of the League Cup – but Barry still slapped in a transfer request. However, Barry was forced to remain in Birmingham before Manchester City came calling five years later. 1. Patrick Vieira (2001) – After ending the 2000/01 season empty-handed, Vieira made it clear where he saw Arsenal within the standings of European football. The Gunners captain said: “As far as I’m concerned, the matter is resolved. I am leaving Arsenal and I have made that perfectly clear.” But despite consistent interest from Real Madrid, Vieira was talked into staying before eventually departing for Juventus in 2005. 12 12 12 3. Steven Gerrard (2005) – The Liverpool legend’s failed transfer to Chelsea is arguably the most famous on this list. Six weeks after picking up the Champions League, Gerrard made clear his desire to leave Anfield after growing frustrated with his side’s failure to challenge for league titles. Jose Mourinho’s invitation to join the freshly crowned champions for a fee of £32million seriously tempted Gerrard – but a fierce backlash to the impending transfer forced Gerrard into a rethink. 10. Luis Suarez (2013) – Following a controversy littered career at Anfield, Suarez added to the furore surrounding him by demanding an immediate exit from Anfield. Claiming boss Brendan Rodgers had ‘failed to keep his promise’ of allowing him to leave, Arsenal emerged as frontrunners for the forward and offered £40,000,001, in an attempt to activate the Uruguayan’s release clause. But Suarez eventually apologised, before coming within touching distance of winning the Premier League title. 11. Morgan Schneiderlin (2014) – Following a mass exodus of players at Southampton – as well as manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs – Schneiderlin appeared to be the next asset about to be stripped from St Mary’s. With former boss Pochettino eyeing a reunion with the French midfielder, Schneiderlin assumed he would be allowed to seal a move away like many of his teammates. The Saints resisted, though, as Schneiderlin vented his frustrated on Twitter, saying: “6 years of an amazing journey #saintsfc DESTROYED in 1 hour !!!” 4. Dani Alves (2007) – The Sevilla full-back was one of European football’s hottest properties following his exploits with the Andalusian outfit in the UEFA Cup. Chelsea fans thought they had signed the Brazilian for a €30million fee, before finding out it was flat out rejected. Alves said at the time: “I want to continue growing as a player and if that has to be somewhere else, then it will be somewhere else.” Suitably irked at being forced to stay in Sevilla, Alves watched his then manager, Juande Ramos, jump ship midway through the season. 6. Franck Ribery (2009) – The French midfielder may look back on the summer of 2009 with a tinge of regret. With Real Madrid determined to lure the world’s best attacking talent to the Santiago Bernabeu, Zinedine Zidane tried to get Ribery to move clubs and join Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain. And despite declaring, “I have made up my mind, I want to leave. It will be Real or nothing,” Ribery ended up staying in Munich. Trophies followed in Bavaria, but Madrid never revived their interest and Ribery missed out on a dream move. 12 8. Luka Modric (2011) – After failing to secure Champions League qualification, Modric decided it was time to force through an exit from White Hart Lane. The Croatian attracted serious interest from Chelsea, with the player himself naming the Blues as his first choice ahead of his expected departure. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy insisted the player would not be sold – even turning down a £40million bid – as Modric helped the club to a fourth place finish before moving to Real Madrid in 2012. Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Real Madrid in a bid to force through an exit from the Spanish capital.The 32-year-old has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office of 14.7million euros over image rights payments – allegations which he has strongly denied.Ronaldo would likely have a select number of clubs willing to accommodate his wish, should he leave the current European champions.But what if Los Blancos force him to stay? Here, talkSPORT looks at 12 players who were denied transfers after making clear their desire to leave the club.  7. Wayne Rooney (2010) – Manchester United’s star striker shocked the footballing world after declaring his desire to leave the club. Citing his concerns about his employers being able to attract top names to Old Trafford, there looked to be no way back for the Red Devils’ talisman. However, in an equally surprising move, Rooney went on to sign a new and improved five-year contract at the club. The decision paid off for both parties as further trophies arrived and Rooney became the club’s record goal-scorer. 9. Christian Benteke (2013) – The Belgian forward emerged as one of the Premier League’s most fearsome strikers after bulging the net regularly under Paul Lambert at Villa Park. Interest soon followed, with Tottenham proving to be the most serious in their admirations for the target man. But despite previously making clear his desire to leave, Benteke eventually signed a new contract. 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 5. Rafael van der Vaart (2007) – The Dutchman tried everything he could to force through a move from Hamburg to Valencia – even being pictured holding the shirt of the LaLiga side. After seeing a €14million offer turned down, Van der Vaart pulled out of a European game after supposedly injuring himself while playing with his one-year-old son. The ploy was a tactic to ensure he was not cup-tied, but the trick failed to pay off, as the playmaker remained in Germany for another season before joining Real Madrid a year later. 12. Saido Berahino (2015) – One of the most sorry transfer sagas to have occurred in recent years involved West Brom youngster Berahino. Following a breakthrough season in the Premier League, he was soon attracting interest from Tottenham. Spurs were willing to pay up to £22million for the striker, but the Baggies held firm as chairman Jeremy Peace insisted the player was going nowhere. He kept true to his word, but he probably wishes he hadn’t, as Berahino barely featured for the club before leaving for Stoke City in 2017.last_img read more