Written by May 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/29/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Yankees 7 San Diego 0Chi Cubs 2 Houston 1AMERICAN LEAGUELA Angels 12 Oakland 7, 11 InningsTexas 8 Seattle 7Cleveland 14 Boston 9Detroit 4 Baltimore 2Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 3, 11 InningsChi White Sox 8 Kansas City 7NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 7 Cincinnati 2Philadelphia 11 St. Louis 4Miami 4 San Francisco 2Washington 14 Atlanta 4Colorado 5 Arizona 4LA Dodgers 9 NY Mets 8NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSTANLEY CUP FINALS, GAME 2OT St. Louis 3 Boston 2 (Series tied 1-1)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMinnesota 72 Seattle 61MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAtlanta 3 Minnesota 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Colorado sure loves its bluegrass festivals—RockyGrass, Winter Wondergrass, Telluride Bluegrass Festival—but none are quite as intimate or isolated as YarmonyGrass. Celebrating its 11th year this past weekend, the festival is nestled on the banks of the Colorado River at Rancho Del Rio surrounded by mountains, including its namesake Mt. Yarmony to the West. It is hard to find a more beautiful setting for a music festival.During the days, the river was filled with swimmers and a laughable fleet of inflatable vessels. Participants relied on anything they could muster to float the winding stretch of flat water connecting Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge four miles downstream–paddle boards, duckies, mattresses, inner tubes, rainbow unicorns, you name it. Back for the first time in five years, a “floating stage” hit the river midday Saturday with the aptly named Whitewater Ramble playing a set on rafts while a long line of festival-goers floated along for the ride. During the nights, a non-stop flow of music poured over the grounds from two stages. The Main Stage faced an open lawn and the intimate Saloon Stage was on a deck that featured half-hour tweener sets from up-in-comers on the bluegrass scene including the Kitchen Dwellers, Caribou Mountain Collective, and Whiskey Tango.The Jeff Austin Band headlined Friday, drawing the largest crowd of the weekend. In his usual quirky nature, Austin announced how excited he was to be “by all the freakers by the river” and continued to play a dark, experimental set with his four-piece band. To the pleasure of many longtime fans of Yonder Mountain String Band, Austin dove into nostalgic material he has been reluctant to play since his departure from the band, including “Dawn’s Early Light” and an encore of “Raleigh and Spencer” with a Roosevelt Collier sit-in. Though Austin’s choppy mandolin certainly led, it was virtuosic banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh that stole the show every time his number was called for a solo. Early Main Stage performances Saturday included an evening set from the Grateful Dead cover specialists Uptown Toodeloo String Band and Andy Hall’s Joint Set, dobro extraordinaire from the Infamous Stringdusters. Hall’s set began with a beautiful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine” with Roosevelt Collier (the two announced they will be releasing an album together) before bringing a full bluegrass band to the stage to work through a handful of unique covers. But Saturday night belonged to the Drunken Hearts. Bringing a welcomed change of pace from the traditional bluegrass prominent for much of the weekend, their Main Stage set opened up into a number of rocking jams (Steve Miller Band’s “Swingtown” may have been the best) that let the chops of lead guitarist Rob Eaton Jr, bassist Jon McCartan, and drummer Alex Johnson truly shine.Even after playing the set of the weekend, or maybe because of it, the Hearts were enlisted as the primary backing band for Roosevelt Collier’s Colorado Get Down. Bringing out almost a dozen guest musicians before he was done, the pedal steel guitar specialist Collier continued on a funkier path that included an extended rendition of Billy Cobham’s fusion classic “Stratus” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”If you were to nominate the MVP of this year’s festival, it would certainly have to be former Leftover Salmon keyboardist Bill McKay. It seemed as though his rig never left the main stage and his signature brand of honky-tonk, rag-tag playing shined on sit-ins in with Coral Creek, the Drunken Hearts, Uptown Toodeloo String Band, Andy Hall, and more.Over a decade after its inception, YarmonyGrass is now one of the state’s premier musical destinations. With breathtaking scenery and tight-knit community of loyal patrons, it sure looks like it’s going to stay that way.Check out more photos from the event, courtesy of Elliot Siff Photography (Facebook)!
We ventured to Snowshoe Resort recently, and here is a video of our weekend. Enjoy!BRO SnowshoeWeekend from Summit Publishing on Vimeo.
The water might be temporarily low, but the stoke is always high in the Colorado whitewater community. The 15th annual Gunnison River Festival was a gathering of the tribe. Self-described river rats and whitewater lovers gathered on the banks of the Gunnison River to soak up the sun, meet new friends, and enjoy all of the classic whitewater events that we’ve come to love. From the canine big air to the inflatable rodeo to the hooligan race, the Gunnison River Festival provided an excellent atmosphere to relax and enjoy the water.Rolling into Gunnison, Colorado was a welcome change of pace. Prior to this weekend, we took advantage of a few days off and spent some time exploring the desert outside Taos, New Mexico. We hiked to the highest point in New Mexico (Wheeler Peak), enjoyed an absolutely amazing natural hot spring on the banks of the Rio Grande, and we even spent a fancy night in an Earthship. It was beautiful but we’re sure this comes as no surprise… It was HOT. Gunnison, Colorado, however, was a delightful temperature. Warm sunshine and a nice cool mountain breeze made for a wonderful Saturday by the river.Local and regional vendors lined the banks at the Gunnison Whitewater Park selling handmade goods, handing out magazines 🙂 and educating the public about river health and longevity. It’s always fun to see a community rally around a body of water. There was an area for kids where they could learn about how waterways work and how to keep them healthy. The event concluded with a community block party featuring all the good stuff. Live music, food, and beer from Upslope Brewing.After a relaxing day by the river, we packed up and headed to the hills! We never pass up a chance to spend some time in Crested Butte. After a long hike to Copper Lake, it’s time sit in the shade and get a little work done. Next up we’re heading to Ridgeway, Colorado for 11th annual Ridgeway River Fest. We’ll see you there!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win.
Dutch pension funds including airline KLM’s three schemes benefited from rising interest rates and positive investment results during the second quarter of 2017.The coverage ratio of most of them rose by several percentage points since March.With an investment result of 0.7%, the Algemeen Pensioenfonds KLM – the airline’s €8.3bn pension fund for ground staff – posted the best quarterly performance among the larger schemes in the Netherlands. It generated a 3.2% yield over the first six months of the year.Its funding ratio rose 2.9 percentage points to 109%. The €3bn Pensioenfonds KLM Cabinepersoneel generated 0.6%, in part thanks to a 1.8% result from its equity allocation. This took its year-to-date result to 3.4%.Coverage of the pension fund for cabin staff increased by 3.3 percentage points to 106.3%.The Pensioenfonds Vliegend Personeel KLM, the€8.5bn fund for pilots, reported a second quarter return of 0.4%. In the first six months of 2017 the scheme gained 3%.Its funding ratio improved by 3.1 percentage points to 120.5%.Meanwhile, PGB,the €24.5bn multi-sector pension fund, said it returned 0.1% over the second quarter and 2.1% over the first half of 2017.Since March, it lost 1.7% and 0.1% on government bonds and credit, respectively. In contrast, residential mortgages and inflation-linked bonds delivered positive results of 1.1% and 2.6%, respectively.Within its return portfolio, PGB achieved quarterly profits on equity (1%) and property (0.5%).However, it had to sacrifice 4.2% on alternative fixed income, 1.4% on infrastructure and 0.6% on private equity.Despite this, PGB’s coverage ratio rose by 2.4 percentage points to 100.8%.The €23.5bn sector scheme for the private road transport sector (Vervoer) reported a quarterly gain of 0.4%, but indicated it was 0.1% in the red over the past half year.However, its funding rose 1.4 percentage points to 101.8%.Recently, the five largest Dutch pension funds reported a funding improvement of approximately 2 percentage points during the second quarter, as a consequence of reduced liabilities in the wake of rising interest rates.However, none of them had generated positive quarterly returns. The best performer on a relative basis was the €389bn civil service scheme ABP, which did not generate a return or a loss. It gained 1.9% over the first six months of 2017.
Aker Solutions has won a contract from Statoil for front end engineering and design of a module that will increase output at Troll, one of Norway’s largest natural gas fields.The order includes an option for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the module, which will receive and process gas from the Troll West field before it is exported to the onshore Kollsnes facility near Bergen in Norway. The module will be installed on the Troll A platform in the North Sea.“We’re excited to start working on the next phase of this important development and look forward to collaborating with Statoil to optimize value from this field,” said Aker Solutions chief executive officer Luis Araujo.The Troll field, located about 65 kilometers west of Kollsnes, contains around 40 percent of Norway’s offshore gas reserves. Production from the field is expected to continue beyond 2050.The contract will be booked as part of Aker Solutions’ third-quarter orders, the company noted.
Anna Mae Pulskamp Feller, age 92, died Thursday, May 9, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born March 26, 1927 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Verena (Nee: Roth) and Anthony Kirschner. She married Willard Pulskamp May 26, 1948 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. They celebrated 45 years together before his death on February 1, 1993. She would later marry Harold Feller August 21, 1999 at Holy Family Church and he survives. Anna Mae Spent 20 years working at Batesville Casket Company and after retiring she volunteered at Margaret Mary Health and the Holy Family Bereavement committee. She is a former member of the Oldenburg Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagle Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. In her early years, one of her favorite things to do was going to dances every Saturday night. She also enjoyed a good game of cards whether it was solo, 500 or “it” with family and friends. When holidays or birthdays came, she delighted in cooking, baking and trying new recipes on the family. Spending time with her grandchildren was always special, but her great grandchildren always brought a big smile to her face. Anna Mae is survived by her husband Harold; son Allen (Kay) Pulskamp; daughter Linda (Dallas) Suding; daughter-in-law Linda Pulskamp, all of Batesville; eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and stepsons Don (Gretel), Jim (Larinda) and Ron (Kathy) Feller. In addition to her husband Willard and her parents, she is also preceded in death by her son Leon Pulskamp.Visitation is Saturday, May 18th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl Langenderfer O.F.M. officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel has warned his players that anything other than a full 90-minute performance will not be good enough to beat Chelsea on Tuesday. Press Association Since his appointment as successor to the sacked Steve Clarke, Mel has seen the best and the worst of the Baggies during his four games in charge, producing decent football only in patches. It was the same again on Saturday at Crystal Palace as the first half was abysmal, resulting in a 2-0 deficit at the interval. Mel’s team finally came alive after the break, with debutant Thievy Bifouma pulling one back, only for a potential comeback to be stymied by a debatable penalty. With Chelsea on a run of nine victories and a draw from their last 10 matches in all competitions, it is hard to see anything other than another Blues success. Mel said: “In the first half against Palace we didn’t understand the match. “It was the same at Aston Villa (in a 4-3 defeat on January 29). We need to focus. “In the second half (at Palace) we played well, with good mentality. The problem is we only played for 45 minutes.” In claiming just two points from his four games at the helm, and with Albion back in the bottom three since mid-September, Mel may have bitten off more than he can chew. The 50-year-old Spaniard is still attempting to implement a greater degree of flowing football which he is convinced is the way to go if the club are to beat the drop. Asked as to how tough the situation is for him right now, Mel added: “Football is a big game. “Today it’s white, tomorrow it’s black. For me it is very important for my players that they think it is possible to win. “Hard work will help us manage that, although the most important thing for me is we play for 90 minutes. “If we play for only 40 or 60 minutes then it is impossible to beat Chelsea. “So tomorrow I want to see my players play as one team together, pressing together and dropping off together in set-plays. “Of course it is disappointing to be in the bottom three. We need to win to move up the table, and this is what I and my players are working for.” Defender Billy Jones is the latest doubt for Mel with a knee injury, and if ruled out will join Nicolas Anelka, Stephane Sessegnon and Jonas Olsson on the sidelines. Chelsea are looking to maintain their lead at the top but Jose Mourinho knows any of the title contenders could falter when least expected to this campaign. “Maybe the teams not in the top four will be very influential in the league,” he said. “Normally, people are pushed to say Chelsea against Arsenal, or Arsenal against City, or Liverpool against City. These are the matches that decide things. But maybe they aren’t. “In other leagues, it is like that. Madrid v Barcelona decides the title. Benfica v Porto decides the title. It’s not the same situation here. The title is decided match after match. “Every game is important. If we don’t win tomorrow, it’s not just about the title contenders to jump to the leadership again. It’s also about Tottenham to win, Everton to win, and closing also the gap. At this moment, every point is important.”
Jack Wolfskin, an outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment specialist, considered ending their sponsorship of Albion “as one option” as the debate rumbled on during January over a controversial gesture made by Anelka during a Barclays Premier League game at West Ham in December. Anelka was handed a five-game ban and fined £80,000 following an independent regulatory commission hearing, after which Albion immediately suspended the striker. One of West Brom’s sponsors that threatened to withdraw its support during the Nicolas Anelka ‘quenelle’ saga earlier this year has signed a new deal with the club. In March, after Anelka announced on his Twitter account he would tear up his West Brom contract, the club then issued a subsequent statement saying the 35-year-old had been sacked for “gross misconduct”. With the matter now laid to rest, Jack Wolfskin has agreed to a one-year extension of an agreement that started at the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign. Albion’s head of corporate sales Ian Wain said on the club’s official website: “We are delighted to extend our partnership to a second year. “These are exciting times as the club prepares for a fifth successive season of Barclays Premier League football and it is great to have an internationally-renowned brand such as Jack Wolfskin on board.” Jack Wolfskin CMO Elke Stein said: “We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Albion which will continue to increase our brand recognition in the UK alongside our other club partnerships and LED presence across the Premier League.” Press Association
General Motors and United Auto Workers have reportedly reached an agreement to end a strike.The deal on a four-year agreement comes on day 31 of a strike that has kept tens of thousands of workers from their jobs and cost the company millions.The union said the strike would continue until its UAW GM Council can vote on the proposed agreement.It is expected to consider that deal tomorrow.However, the deal is at least two weeks away from being finalized because it still needs approval from local union leaders and GM’s 48,000 UAW members.The month-long work stoppage is the UAW’s longest strike against GM since 1970.