The lineup for this year’s Envision Festival is awe inspiring, bringing musicians from genres across the board together for a one of a kind experience. Best summarized in our review from earlier this year, Envision takes place on the pristine shores of Uvita, Costa Rica. From February 23-26, 2017, artists and fans from around the world will gather once more and enjoy this blissful experience.The location certainly is beautiful, but no festival can truly be complete without an all-star lineup. Envision will feature sets from Opiuo, Autograf, Rising Appalachia, Pantyraid, Ott., Papadosio, and Goldfish as headliners, but the party doesn’t stop there. Random Rab, Acid Pauli, Blond:ish, Nicola Cruz, Systema Solar, Govinda, Martyparty, Of Porcelain, Zach Deputy, The Funk Hunters and so many more will be in attendance for Envision 2017.Furthermore, Envision has revealed performance artists, yoga and workshop leaders and more for their annual event, so there’s no reason to miss out. You can find tickets and more information about Envision on their website, and see the full second wave announcement below.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has backed the Danish financial regulator Finanstilsynet, saying three unnamed Danish pension schemes should be exempt from the obligation to centrally clear OTC derivatives contracts under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). In line with the process national regulators have to go through before they can grant exemptions from these rules to individual pension funds and providers, Finanstilsynet had written to ESMA for its opinion.ESMA has now written back to the Danish regulator saying that, in all three cases, exemptions are justified because of difficulties in meeting the variation-margin requirements.In each of the three letters, ESMA states: “The national competent authority is of the opinion that the entity type would encounter difficulties in meeting variation-margin requirements for centrally cleared transactions due to limited holdings of cash within the entity type, high cost (e.g. lower investment returns or transaction costs) and risk of inefficiencies as a result of converting assets into cash.” It said EIOPA shared this view.While some types of pension scheme are given automatic temporary exemptions from the central clearing obligation, others need to be authorised beforehand.In February, ESMA supported exemptions for 16 pension schemes in the UK.
Wearing his number 34 jersey, former Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz. Mike Brito, the scout who discovered Valenzuela in Mexico as a teenager in 1978, recreated his famous radar gun-holding pose behind Federowicz with an actual radar gun. Tommy Lasorda did the honors of announcing “It’s time for Dodgers baseball” prior to the game.Dodgers special advisor Sandy Koufax and former manager Joe Torre were also in attendance. Former Dodger Casey Blake was at the game, too.Jessica Sanchez, an American Idol product, sang the National AnthemEthier updateFor the first time this series, Andre Ethier (ankle) took fly balls in center field as the Dodgers took batting practice. Ethier has been limited to pinch-hitting duties this series and only began running the bases Thursday.Ethier took advantage of the off-day in the schedule Saturday and appeared to be running as normally as he has in weeks. The outfielder said Friday in Atlanta that he would “figure out some more ways to maybe get comfortable and running on this full time.” Anyone for $1,000?The Dodgers had a silent auction Sunday, and a Puig jersey had the highest asking price. Of course. A Puig jersey — one of the top-five best sellers in Major League Baseball — had a starting bid of $1,000 and was up to $2,000 an hour before the game. A Clayton Kershaw jersey had a starting bid of $400. All of the proceeds went to the Dodgers Foundation.Staff writer Jill Painter contributed to this report Capuano started in 20 of his 24 appearances this season, none after Sept. 6. He suffered a strained groin in that game and was forced to leave in the second inning, an injury that caused him to miss the next three weeks.Not until the final weekend of the regular season did Capuano return. He pitched one scoreless inning of relief in two of the Dodgers’ three games against the Colorado Rockies. That, and a wealth of experience, was enough to earn him a postseason roster spot over right-handers Brandon League, Edinson Volquez and Carlos Marmol.Ryu lasted just three innings, allowing four runs. The Dodgers led 6-4 when he left the game and were ahead 10-4 when Howell relieved Capuano in the seventh.Celebrity sightingsAmong the celebrities in attendance for Game 3 were musician Jack White, comedian Conan O’Brien, producer Rob Reiner and actor Eric Stonestreet. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Chris Capuano did more than just stop the bleeding after a shaky start by Hyun-Jin Ryu on Sunday.The veteran left-hander validated the Dodgers’ decision to include him on their 25-man National League Division Series roster.Pitching the first playoff game in a nine-year career that included stops with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets, Capuano tossed three scoreless innings to earn the victory.After replacing Ryu to start the fourth inning, Capuano walked the first batter he faced in the fourth, fifth and sixth, but none of the runners advanced past second base. He struck out three and got a double-play ground ball off the bat of Elliot Johnson in the sixth inning, before giving way to J.P. Howell in the seventh.
Donegal Sports Star Awards April Review: The Donegal Sports Star Awards review of April achievements reveals a very good period for Finn Harps and manager Ollie Horgan who finished the month five points clear at the top of the League of Ireland First Division thanks to a 2-2 draw against UCD at the Belfield Bowl followed by three successive 1-0 wins over Athlone Town in Ballybofey, Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park and at home to Shelbourne. As well as a successful start to the season with Harps, Ollie Horgan also helped the Republic of Ireland Schoolboys to the International Centenary Shield title with a 1-0 win over England at the Sligo Showgrounds. Crana College goalkeeper Lee McCarron was also a member of the victorious squad. A variety of sports including athletics, boxing, badminton, hockey, motorsport, soccer and GAA enjoyed terrific successes in April. In motorcycling 17-year-old Kilmacrennan lad Caolan Irwin got his first UK podium finish finishing second at the British GP 450 Championships at Donnington on his Aprilia 450 RRV GP.On the Gaelic Games front the resurgence of the Donegal senior ladies side continued as Davy McLaughlin’s finished top of Division 2 following a 4-8 to 2-12 win over Cavan in a play-off decider at Irvinestown while the County Minor Boys made it back-to-back Ulster League titles with a fine 2-14 to 1-11 victory over Derry at Healy Park in Omagh.In athletics Finn Valley AC’s Aaron McGlynn made the qualifying time for the European Youth Olympic Games with a time of 49.97 in a 400m race in Cork while also achieving the qualifying time was his club colleague Sommer Lecky. In the middle of the month Letterkenny AC took home an impressive nine medals from the National Road Relay Championships in Raheny, Dublin, which included six silver and three bronze. Silvers went to the Women’s Masters team of Jane McGinley, Fiounuala Diver and Irene McFadden along with Senior Ladies Anne Marie McGlynn, Natasha Adams and Sinead Peoples. Ciaran Doherty, Ivan Toner and Sean McFadden took bronze in the Masters Men’s race.On the last night in April Jason Quigley’s unbeaten start to his professional boxing career continued as the 2013 Overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner recorded a second round knock-out win over Joshua Snyder at the Fantasy Springs in Idhio. California. The in-form Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan finished third at the Monaghan Stages Rally to remain leaders of the Triton Showers National Rally Championships and the Frosses man also drove to victory in the Maiden City Border Hopper Rally. A home win over North Down at the Royal & Prior secured the Raphoe senior hockey side promotion back to the Premier Division with one league game still left to play.On the last Saturday of the month there were celebrations for the Letterkenny U16s who won the Ulster Carpets Plate in Cookstown defeating Enniskillen RFC 17-15 in the final while in badminton the Donegal A U15 team retained the Ulster Inter-League Badminton Graham Cup in Lisburn. Lifford AC’s Brendan O’Donnell won the U17 Boys Hammer Throw at the Liverpool Throws and Jumps competition and in basketball Magh Ene College, Bundoran won the boys 1st Year Final of the Folens Donegal League. The Donegal U21s lost an Ulster Final for the third successive year going done by a single point on a score of 1-11 to 0-13 Tyrone at Celtic Park.After a very tough season there was a good ending to the league for the Donegal senior hurlers who will be playing in Division 2B again next year after winning the promotion/relegation play-off against Tyrone at Celtic Park by 2-16 to 2-12.At the start of April a late equalizer by Leitirmacaward’s Karl McHugh kept Plymouth Argyle in the final promotion play-off spot in League 2 in a 1-1 draw with leaders Burton Albion. The Inishowen Junior League booked their placein the semi-finals of the Oscar Traynor Cup with a 3-0 win over bogey side the AUL in Dublin. Derry City’s Barry McNamee won the March ‘Goal of the Month’ for his wonder strike against Drogheda Utd in a league game at the Brandywell while in the Donegal Junior League St. Catherine’s from Killybegs and Convoy Arsenal were crowned champions in the Premier and Second Divisions respectively.Donegal girls Roma McLaughlin and Zoe McGlynn were members of the Republic of Ireland U17 squad that defeated England and drew with both Holland and Hungry in Cork to qualify for the European Championship Finals. Shay Given was in goal for an Aston Villa side that booked their place in the FA Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Wembley. But there was big disappointment for the Donegal lads in the Derry City U19 team who lost 3-2 to St. Patrick’s Athletic in the National League Final at Maginn Park. Aileach’s Georgie Kelly got the two Derry goals while also in the starting 11 were Michael Lynch (St. Johnston), Aidan McCauley (Moville), Jack Blake (Convoy), Chris Flanagan (Letterkenny) and Ronan Curtis (St. Johnston).Near the end of the month St. Eunan’s College reached the FAI First Year Schools All-Ireland Final after a fine 4-0 victory over Calasanctius College, Oranmore. Northwest Club Snooker players Sean Devenney and Ronan Whyte secured qualification to represent Ireland at the upcoming Celtic Challenge against Wales in Carlow in June. In swimming there was success for both St. Eunan’s College and Loreto Convent at the Ulster Grammar Schools Championships in Ballymena. Leon Vaughan took a silver in the 50m backstroke. The Senior Boys team of Caolan Vaughan (captain), Matthew Curran, Leon Vaughan and Jonathon Martin were also silver medal winners in both the Freestyle and Medley Relays. The Loreto Convent Girls team of Emma Harvey (captain), Emma Harvey, Ellen Doherty (captain) and Emma Tinney took bronze in both the 100m Freestyle and 100m Medley. For further information go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie or on Facebook.DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW FOR APRIL – FINN HARPS ENJOY ANOTHER SUPER MONTH was last modified: May 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AprilDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSOllie HorganreviewSport