The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival raged on yesterday, with dozens of performances and a headlining set from Pearl Jam. Never one to disappoint their fans, Pearl jam was given a full two and a half hour set on the Acura Stage, allowing them to stretch their legs and play one of their classic monster sets.Despite being a few shows into the tour, Pearl Jam continues to pull new tricks out of their sleeve. After opening with “State of Love and Trust,” the band broke into their first performance of “Arms Aloft” (A Joe Strummer cover) since June 30th, 2012. Of course, classics like “Better Man” and “Alive” made appearances, as well as a cover of The Who’s “The Real Me” with a horn section that included Skerik and more.Watch below, courtesy of Space City Shows 2:The final song of the night, however, was the biggest treat of them all. The band has had Neil Young’s “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” in tight rotation, but they called upon Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer for this particular rendition. RHCP will perform at Jazz Fest tonight.Watch great video of the performance below, courtesy of Space City Shows 2:Check out the full setlist here.
It was a goal fit to win any football match, so there can be no complaint over Paulao’s stunning overhead kick that inspired Internacional to a 1-0 victory over Goias at the weekend.With the match seemingly heading for a draw, just 10 minutes were remaining when the DEFENDER – in the Goias box for a corner – leapt up and hooked the incredible effort into the top corner to send the Internacional fans wild.
CAF’s Senior Vice President, Amaju Pinnick (right) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, USA, Thursday Africa currently enjoys five slots since the Mundial it hosted for the first time in South Africa in 2010.The proposal to increase the World Cup to 48 teams was proposed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and was expected to take effect at the 2026 edition to be co-hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.But the FIFA Council meeting scheduled to hold today in Miami is expected to take far-reaching decisions on whether to begin the 48-team format at the next World Cup in the Middle East in three years time.CAF’s Senior Vice President, Amaju Pinnick who is leading the delegation from the continent to the meeting in Miami in the absence of President Ahmad who was denied entry visa into America, is expected to restate the position of Africa to expand the format for more teams.“CAF will definitely support the vision of (FIFA President) Gianni Infantino if he wants this,” Pinnick told BBC Sport yesterday.“Why wait until 2026 if we can achieve it now? If you do it now, there will be more money and more participating teams.“In Africa we are going to have another 4.5 (places), which makes more sense to us – rather than just going with five nations. That’s why Africa will always support Infantino,” Pinnick who also doubles as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) stressed with conviction.According to BBC Sports, because of its small geographical size, Qatar would need the support of regional co-hosts to stage a 48-team finals.Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that a leaked FIFA feasibility study into the prospect of expanding the 2022 World Cup could work if at least one of Qatar’s neighbours was used as an additional host.Stadiums in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been identified as suitable yet only two of these countries would appear feasible at present – Kuwait and Oman.Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE severed diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing the country of supporting terrorism – an accusation it denies.“The involvement of additional neighbouring host countries would require certain conditions to be met, in particular the consent of the relevant authorities in the main host country, Qatar,” the FIFA report stated, according to AP.Qatari officials are set to meet FIFA leaders today, when the FIFA Council will discuss a feasibility study organised by the world governing body’s task force.A final decision on the possible expansion – which would come ahead of a pre-existing decision to have 48 teams in the 2026 World Cup in Canada, Mexico and the United States – is expected to be taken at the FIFA Congress in June.“Make it like a Middle Eastern World Cup, and what does that do? It heals the wounds of politics. Football heals wounds where other diplomatic moves fail, so they should capitalise on that,” added Pinnick.“Most (member associations) want it – I’ve done my own research and spoken to a lot of colleagues – not just in Africa, but in CONCACAF (Central American, Caribbean and North American region), in CONMEBOL (South America), some even in Europe.”However, Europe is expected to challenge the prospect of 16 more teams and an extra 16 games – given the 2022 finals are already forcing the continent’s leagues to rearrange their competitions.This is because the tournament will take place in the middle of the European season, having been moved to November-December from its traditional June-July slot.Meanwhile, the global footballers’ union FifPro has called for a ‘comprehensive review of the match calendar’ and a ‘minimum rest period between matches (of) 72 hours’ after the feasibility study found the Qatar finals could still be played in their original time frame.This would mean 80 matches being played in the same 28-day window between 21 November and 18 December 2022.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AHEAD FIFA COUNCIL MEETING TODAYDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportWith the prospect of African slots increasing from five to 10, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has thrown its weight behind the plan to increase the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48-team format.
Letterkenny 24/7 members Gavin Crawford, Adrian Callaghan, Margaret Kelly, Pauric Kelly and Michael Black who are travelling to Limerick to represent Ireland in the European Duathlon Champioships this weekend.Letterkenny 24/7 have been busy in the last couple of weeks as the Duathlon season kicked off in the northwest, and many athletes use these events as a warm up to their main triathlon events of the summer months.On the weekend of the 2nd of April the National Duathlon Championships took place in Burnfoot with the club well represented in both the main event a 10km run, 40 km bike and 5km run and also in the short course race consisting of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run.It was a fantastic start to the season for Mark Nicholas and Colin Dean who finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the short course race and other athletes including Gavin Crawford (24), Pauric Kelly (40), Adrian Callaghan (51) Alan O Mahony (55), Margret Kelly (61), Gavin Harris (63) all performing well in the long distance national championship course, and shaving significant chunks off their previous bests for this course in years gone by, which will set them up nicely for good performance this weekend in the Europeans in Limerick. Last Sunday 10th of April on a beautiful morning in almost perfect race conditions with a slight sea breeze blowing in from Lough swilly a number of members of the club took part in the Buncranna duathlon over a distance of 2mile run 10 mile bike and 2 mile run.Again the club performed very well, and as the race concluded the club had 6 athletes in the top seven finishers, with Gavin Crawford topping the pile in a very impressive time of 49.15. Other athletes that performed well on the day included Siobhan Gallgher on her duathlon debut and will certainly make more improvements once she hits the water in the summer months and Paul “Saucy” Doherty who has just returned from warm weather training in Portugal was also in top form having worked hard on his bike throughout the winter months.The next outing will be this weekend in Limerick, in the European Duathlon Championships. A number of athletes from the club have been chosen to represent Ireland in this race (Gavin Crawford, Michael Black, Margret Kelly, Pauric Kelly, Hazel Sorcher and Adrain Callaghan) and we wish them all the best, and judging by the performances over the past number of weeks a few will be hoping to finish well and take some silverware back to the northwest.As ever the club is always on the look out for new members, if you are thinking about joining you will find all the details you need on www.letterkenny247.com LETTERKENNY TEAM REPRESENTING IRELAND IN EURO DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: April 12th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaBurnfootduathlonletterkennyLimerick