Spafford Welcomes Todd Stoops At The Music Hall of Williamsburg [Photos/Audio/Video]

first_imgSpafford and Mungion are in the midst of their first-ever spring tour together, and it’s off to a smashing start. Last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, fans were treated to an exciting double bill that kept the room rocking and rolling in the right direction.With high energy performances showcasing their top-level musicianship, Mungion never stray too far away from each other and display impressive interplay between members. With a style that is easily danceable and laden with heavy grooves, Spafford is creating improvisational highlights on a nightly basis that are simply extraordinary. Together, they deliver an exciting new direction that gives the jam scene hope for a bright future.Spafford’s two set extravaganza gave fans in Brooklyn a chance to get acquainted with their impressive mix of originals and sing along Grateful Dead and Tears for Fears. To the surprise of all, Todd Stoops (Electric Beethoven) joined in for the first set-closing “Ain’t That Wrong.”Watch Todd Stoops join Spafford for “Ain’t That Wrong” in the video below:You can also enjoy full show audio from Matt Moricle below:SpaffordMungionTonight, they head to Hamden, CT at The Outerspace / Ballroom.Setlist: Spafford | Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY | 4/13/17I: Slip and Squander, All In, Electric Taco Stand, Diana, Feel Like a Stranger [1], Ain’t That Wrong [2]II: In the Eyes of Thieves, Mad World [3], Funkadelic > Galisteo Way, Beautiful Day > Leave the Light OnEncore: America (fake out pause) > The Reprise [4][1] The Grateful Dead[2] w/ Todd Stoops on keys[3] Tears for Fears[4] with Long PauseSetlist: Mungion | Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY | 4/13/17Disco Rice>Nuthead, Casual Titus>Myrtle, Ferris Wheel’s Day Off, Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic The Hedgehog Theme), Life During Wartime (Talking Heads cover)E: One Night StanEnjoy the full gallery below, courtesy of Jeremy Gordon. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights

first_img John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Related Articles The High Court case around data rights between the two main horseracing broadcasters to the betting industry has come to an end, with  Sports Information Services (SIS) being found guilty of breaching the confidentiality of Arena Racing Company’s Raceday Data, but not on the more serious charges of conspiracy by unlawful means or copyright infringement of database rights. SIS said it may still appeal the judgement.The court case goes back to the launch of The Racing Partnership (TRP) in January 2017 when Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred dragged its heels about taking the new service. TRP was set up to exclusively license media rights from horserace meetings at Arena Racing Company (ARC) and other independent racecourses, direct to retail bookmakers and other betting operators. Customers including William Hill, Paddy Power and the majority of independent operators contracted directly with TRP to receive a media rights package comprising live data and audio-visual coverage for fixtures from six racecourses (Doncaster, Lingfield Park, Southwell, Royal Windsor, Wolverhampton and Worcester) from the start of 2017.The retail estates of Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred did not sign up until later that summer when TRP’s rights portfolio increased to cover 22 racetracks. In the interim period the bookmakers decided to compile enough data from other sources to create an unofficial service from the Tote’s presence on-course and other sources to be supplied by SIS, without any of them paying TRP. TRP took immediate legal action and commenced High Court proceedings against them in January 2017.The Hon Mr Justice Zacaroli dismissed the conspiracy and database infringements, but said that SIS had breached the confidentiality of ARC’s Raceday Data. He argued that a reasonable person in the position of SIS would have appreciated that the Tote acquired the information in circumstances imposing obligations of confidence, which would be breached by use of that information otherwise than by the Tote for the limited purpose of pool betting.In an issued statement, SIS said: “We are naturally happy that the judge has found in our favour on two of the three claims and rejected any suggestion of conspiracy by unlawful means, and the allegation of infringement of copyright and database rights made against SIS. We have taken note of his judgement that a technical breach of confidence occurred in regard to our use of Raceday Data emanating from TRP courses, whilst acknowledging that SIS did take precautions, and acted upon a warranty provided by the Tote, which had supplied the data in question.”The company added: “We will be reviewing this judgement and any possible appeal with our advisers.”Understandably, ARC CEO Martin Cruddace has gone in hard following the judgment: “We would like to thank the Hon. Mr Justice Zacaroli for the diligence and work with which he has clearly approached his judgment in a complex case. We are pleased that the High Court has unequivocally recognised the validity and enforceability of our exclusive rights in the Raceday Data created and collected on racecourses and therefore owned by them. We welcome the fact that the judgment gives a ruling on the rights in and protection of Raceday Data which is important to all of British Horse Racing.“It is clear and, in our view, beyond any reasonable dispute that Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred were only able to not enter into media rights agreements with TRP, on proper commercial terms (between Jan 1st and late July 2017), because of their access to Raceday data unlawfully supplied by SIS, and it follows that SIS is responsible for the very significant damages to which TRP is entitled.“We will now expeditiously commence the proceedings to determine the quantum of damages and will continue to monitor any infringements of our rights and take appropriate action wherever such infringements are found.” Share Share Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_imgErik ten Hag’s side duly fell behind inside the opening minute at home to Utrecht on Sunday, but they bounced back to win 4-1 with Dusan Tadic scoring twice.That, combined with a 1-0 defeat for rivals PSV Eindhoven at AZ Alkmaar, means a record 34th league title, and a first since 2014, looks to be in the bag.Ajax are three points clear of PSV and have a far superior goal difference ahead of the final round of games. The Amsterdam side go to second-bottom De Graafschap on Wednesday while PSV host Heracles.– Neymar back in mood –It has been a frustrating few months for Neymar but the Brazilian was back to something like his best for Paris Saint-Germain.The world’s most expensive player scored one goal — unusually with his head — and set up another as PSG won 2-1 at Angers, a return to form for a side who had won just once in their previous seven outings.He can now look forward to the Copa America on home soil next month, with his club season over. Neymar is suspended for the last two games of the campaign, and finishes with 15 goals in only 17 league appearances in PSG’s run to the title.– Pistol Piatek misses mark –AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek’s sharp-shooting skills were missing again as he went a fifth game without scoring in a 1-0 win at Fiorentina.A goal in Tuscany would have seen the player dubbed the “Pistol” and “Robocop” match a feat achieved by Juventus’s John Charles in 1957-58 and Brazilian Ronaldo with Inter in 1997-98 by scoring against 15 different teams in his first Serie A season.Piatek was plying his trade in Poland with Cracovia last year, but after a record-breaking start to the season with Genoa, he joined Milan during the winter transfer window for 35 million euros.The 23-year-old has eight goals for Milan, added to his 13 for Genoa. That leaves him equal with Cristiano Ronaldo on 21 overall, five behind Serie A top scorer Fabio Quagliarella of Sampdoria.“Piatek shouldn’t worry about his goals, because he started the season so well at Genoa and then with us, he doesn’t need to worry,” insisted coach Gennaro Gattuso, whose side are fifth.Share on: WhatsApp Paris Saint-Germain. PHOTO via @PSG_EnglishParis, France | AFP | Bayern Munich missed the chance to wrap up the Bundesliga title, but Ajax bounced back to close in on the Dutch crown, while Neymar offered a timely reminder of his quality at the weekend.Here, AFP Sport takes a look at five main talking points from Europe as the end of the season approaches:– Bundesliga title race still crazy –Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac called the Bundesliga title race “crazy” two weeks ago, and it got even crazier on Saturday.Kovac’s side missed the chance to wrap up the title a week early as they were held 0-0 at RB Leipzig, and rivals Borussia Dortmund battled to a 3-2 win over Fortuna Duesseldorf.After returning to within two points of the leaders on Saturday, Dortmund are now convinced they can pull off a mini-miracle on the last day.“Everything is to play for, we firmly believe we can do it,” team director Sebastian Kehl told Sky.Dortmund need to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach next Saturday and hope that Bayern slip up at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.– Barcelona fans vote with feet –Barcelona’s first game after being knocked out of the Champions League by Liverpool came at home to Getafe. Supporters welcomed their team back with a scattering of whistles before kick-off at the Camp Nou, where there were swathes of empty seats.A crowd of 57,000 was one of the lowest of the campaign for Barca, although the fact they have already wrapped up the Spanish title was partly to blame for that.Arturo Vidal’s finish and a late own-goal gave Barcelona a 2-0 win, with the defeat for Getafe seriously damaging their hopes of Champions League qualification as they dropped out of the top four to be replaced by Valencia.“It was a difficult game for all of us,” said Sergio Busquets. “We are trying to heal a wound that isn’t small.”– Ajax show resolve –After the agony of their Champions League semi-final defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, Ajax fans may have feared that the inevitable hangover would damage their team’s chances of winning the Dutch title.last_img read more