This weekend, Jamiroquai will perform their first U.S. show in thirteen years at the 19th annual Coachella in Indio, California. Earlier this morning, the festival announced they would live stream Jamiroquai’s set, in addition to over 70+ other performers during the first weekend of the festival. Ahead of the big performance, Jay Kay and company will head to The Late Late Show With James Corden for a late-night national television guest spot on Thursday, April 12. Don’t miss it!In addition to marking their first U.S. shows in more than a decade, Jamiroquai’s Coachella performances are the first of four total confirmed American shows this year. In between Coachella sets (April 13 & 20), Jay Kay and company will head to San Francisco to perform the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 17. On September 8, the band will head to New York City to perform the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. Additionally, Suwannee Hulaween recently revealed the dates for their 2018 festival with a short animated video and snuck in a massive hint pointing to Jamiroquai as their 2018 headliner. In the clip, the band’s familiar silhouette symbol appears in the corner of the frame, suggesting that Jamiroquai will be performing at the sixth annual event.It’s been over a year since Jamiroquai announced their triumphant return after spending years outside the spotlight. In March of 2017, the group released Automaton, a follow up to 2010’s Rock Dust Light Star marking the band’s eighth studio album. To complement their new album, the funk favorites embarked on a global tour, hitting Tokyo and Seoul in addition to major cities across Europe. However, North American cities were conspicuously left off of Jamiroquai’s 2017 comeback tour, leading many to hope that 2018 will see the group hitting the U.S. Here we are, with four shows and a late-night television slot on the books, and it feels damn good.[H/T JamBase]
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President of CONCACAF, Victor Montagliani is breathing a little easier these days after successfully utting his organisation back on a path to success following corruption scandals that rocked it to its core.“Putting the financial house in order of CONCACAF over a short period of time has been the highlight, not only generating increased revenue, but also putting in some good practices from a governance and fiscal management perspective. Culturally, that is something that is very important to the future of the organisation,” said Montagliani.The United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) arrested 40 FIFA and former FIFA officials, 0including some of CONCACAF’s very top officials. A number of those officials, including former president Jeffrey Webb, have since pleaded guilty, and have been given life bans from the sport.According to Montagliani, there was also the issue of bringing unity to CONCACAF after, not just the scar of corruption, but also after a hard-fought election for the organisation’s presidency in its wake.Today, Montagliani believes that the various Association presidents are happier, having seen the efforts to create unity within CONCACAF.“The other highlight is that we have been able to put the house in order, and we have met about three occasions with the (association) presidents and you can see by coming together the people are seeing that anything is possible when we are united,” said Montagliani in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.Now the organisation is looking forward to putting up a bid or multiple bids for the 2026 World Cup. Before that, there is the 2017 Gold Cup, which is expected to provide a financial boost for the organisation.
The Ghana national rugby league team, the Leopards, defeated Cameroon 10-4 on Saturday 5th October 2019 to claim third spot at the Middle East-Africa (MEA) Rugby League Championships held in Lagos, Nigeria.With an early try from Collins Ofosu cancelled in the second half tying the game at 4-4 for most of the half. Fierce forward Eric Tettegah, scored a try in the dying minutes of the game to put the Leopards 8-4 up, before John Bless Mensah, dragged the score to 10 after a neatly executed conversion.This was the second edition of the MEA Rugby League Championships which saw Ghana compete against hosts Nigeria, Cameroon and Morocco for the title and Team Manager of the Leopards, Jafaru Mustapha, revealed that the Rugby League Federation of Ghana (RLFG) are looking to dominate the region in the shortest possible time“Though without any government support, the team has braced itself with a target to dominate the Middle East Africa space within the shortest possible time.”Ghana kicked off their campaign losing 23-12 against eventual winners Nigeria who went on to thrash Morocco 38-10 in the final of the championships.The Leopards arrived back in the country on 6th October 2019.