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Cape Town Baroque Festival director Erik Dippenaar and Ralitza Macheva on baroque violin at last years festival. Now in its third year, the Cape Town Baroque Festival (CTBF) will be held from Wednesday September 18 to Tuesday September 24 at various venues. Themed “Diversity in Early Music”, the 2019 festival celebrates the variety of styles and genres of music from the Baroque period.This year’s festival will be the first time that concerts will be held in the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) at the V&A Waterfront and Youngblood Gallery in Bree Street. Also, it is the first time that a newly composed work will be performed – a reimagining of JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3 by local composer Hans Roosenschoon.The festival’s premier concert is Big Bach Bonanza! on Friday September 20 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strand Street, at 8pm.It includes a variety of compositional genres that Bach used and brings together a large group of baroque specialists, directed by harpsichordist and festival director Erik Dippenaar.The concert features international soloists Erik Bosgraaf (recorder) and Raphael Pouget (natural trumpet), who will also perform in Chamber Baroque on Saturday September 21 at the Baxter Concert Hall, at 7.30pm. For the Chamber Baroque concert, Anna Stoddard will present a pre-concert talk about this unique programme of 18th century chamber music at 6.30pm in the concert hall.Another unique performance on this year’s programme is a demonstration of the carillon in the Cape Town City Hall tower by Alexios Vicatos. Three guest ensembles will present diverse programmes. The Flat Mountain Project, a team of musicians who collaborate on projects that showcase modern and experimental classical music, can be heard in Four Seasons Recomposed.The ensemble Here Be Dragons, led by instrumentalist and composer Jan-Hendrik Harley, explores folk music performed in and around the main cultural centres in Europe during the 15th and 16th century in the concert Folk101.The Lutesong Duo – Lente Louw (mezzosoprano) and Uwe Grosser (theorbo, lute, baroque guitar) – teams up with fellow musicians for Musica Rustica, a programme of light vocal music from Renaissance Italy that will be paired with Neapolitan-inspired canapés at the 6 Spin Street Restaurant.Since its inception, the CTBF has invested in upcoming local players of baroque music, and this year young recorder players and pupils from the Ronnie Samaai Music Education Project will receive master classes from Bosgraaf. For more information, visit www.ctbaroque.co.za/festival or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets can be bought through Webtickets, Pick * Pay stores or at the door.Festival passes are available at R580 each by emailing email@example.com
Basketball The PNG Premier Men’s Basketball League is set to start its 2019 season next month, according to the PMBL acting chairman Alain Boussoungou. Boussoungou said yesterday that it was proper that PMBL start its season early to help prepare the national team for the upcoming Pacific Games in July. Since the inception of PMBL, an elite men’s basketball competition in Port Moresby, the new board headed by Boussoungou is confident to lift the competition to the next level. Boussoungou said prudent management was important to the league setting a standard that is pushing the game of basketball to the next level in the country. “PMBL will always set the precedence and the benchmark for the country. “However, we are now in the initial stage to make this competition a national competition where other centers can also participate,” Boussoungou said. He said with the competition now planning to start early, they are now looking for potential candidates for the commissioner’s position that is left vacant. “The commissioner’s role is to ensure the competition is run and making sure that all participating clubs adhere to the competitions bylaws and constitutions. The Commissioner is also responsible for the set up of draws and all technical aspects of the game as well.” Boussoungou said interested applicants for the Commissioner’s role should start sending in their expression of interest to the league’s secretary Kevin Teme on firstname.lastname@example.org or can contact him on Alain.Boussoungou@pcspng.co or PMBL’s treasurer Boy at the Moni Plus head office at Waigani. “We have an exciting season this year and we urge all the participating clubs to start preparing their teams and players for the competition that will kick next month. We are also calling out to interested teams from the Filipino Basketball Association to also nominate a team or two for the challenge,” Boussoungou said. Boussoungou said the commissioner’s position had to put up as the previous commissioner is being released on medical grounds. “It’s good for the competition to allow FILBA teams to come in and be part of this exciting competition. In 2017, we had two teams from FILBA which is 2K Tigers and Emparado taking part and it made the competition tough. It will be good to have few of those teams to be part of PMBL this year,” Boussoungou said. Boussoungou said PMBL is still in negotiations with National Sports Trust Limited to have Sir John Guise Stadium as the home of basketball. “ Hopefully, we can lock in Sir John Guise Stadium for all our basketball games this year and certainly it is exciting time ahead for basketball in the country,” the acting Chairman said.
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This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. By Steve GunnLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON – In a lot of ways, the North Muskegon and Western Michigan Christian soccer teams couldn’t be more evenly matched.Both came into their Division 4 district tournament showdown on Monday ranked high in the state – North Muskegon at No. 4 and WMC at No. 5.Justice Sikkema looks up for the North Muskegon possession. Photo/Randy RiksenIn a previous meeting earlier this season, the teams tied 1-1.But North Muskegon has Justice Sikkema, one of the most electrifying offensive players in the state, and that made the difference.Sikkema scored twice and the Norse walked away with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-1 victory over the Warriors on WMC’s home field.North Muskegon, now 15-1-2 on the season, moves on to play Muskegon Catholic Central in Wednesday’s district semifinals at MCC.Western Michigan Christian finished the season 14-5-1.“We knew we weren’t going to keep them to zero – WMC is too good,” said an excited Sikkema after the game. “We knew we were going to have to fight back and come with our complete 100 percent ‘A’ game and not leave anything on the field, and that’s what we did.”After the game, one North Muskegon played yelled to his teammates that they had to turn their attention to the next game.But Norse Coach Jeremy Tjapkes replied, “You can celebrate all night with this one. We’ll worry about Catholic tomorrow.”“Soccer is about memories and enjoying the moment,” Tjapkes said later. “If you never take time to enjoy the moments then they’re not worth anything. Tonight we’re going to let them enjoy this one.”Dylan Mines springs for the WMC head ball. Photo/Randy RiksenThe game was scoreless until the 16:12 mark of the first half, when WMC’s Hayden Hubers worked a shot through a crowd and into the goal, giving the Warriors a 1-0 lead.North Muskegon tied the game almost three minutes later when Sikkema broke in alone on the WMC goal, hesitated a brief moment, then trickled a slow shot past the Warrior keeper.The score was 1-1 at halftime, with the Norse having a 6-4 edge in shots on goal.North Muskegon took control in the second half, keeping the ball largely in the WMC zone and missing several good chances to score.The game-winning goal came with 15:43 remaining, when North Muskegon’s Zach Burdon broke in toward the WMC goal with the ball, trailed almost step-for-step by a Warrior defender. The referee ruled that Burdon was taken down, giving the Norse a penalty shot from inside the box.Dylan Hoffman calmly cashed in on the shot, giving North Muskegon a 2-1 lead.WMC Coach Dave Hulings questioned the call that led to the penalty shot, but was careful to say that it didn’t cause his team to lose.“It was two boys going after a ball that they were going after all night,” Hulings said. “Nobody had a scoring opportunity, they were shoulder-to-shoulder. I let the refs make the call. That’s what they make the big bucks for.“That’s not what lost the game. It was two good teams and somebody had to lose. They played better. 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Ludogorets will be without its captain Svetoslav Dyakov in the derby with Levski on Friday. This was confirmed by the head coach of the champions Pavel Varba, who participated in an online briefing with the media.“The situation with Dyakov is such that if we insist that he play, he will be able to do it. But we want to keep it. Dyakov will not play in this match, he will not even be in the group for him “, Varba was categorical.“With the coaching staff and the medical staff, we decided to keep it. Except for Plamen Iliev, who is recovering from surgery, all the others are healthy and are on the line for the match “, added the specialist.The derby between Levski and Ludogorets is on Friday at 21.00 and you can watch it live on DIEMA SPORT.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “This issue of the foreign intelligence surveillance court is really big, big, big because the president, the administration, could take this entire program and lay it on the line to that court,” Specter told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 established legal procedures for conducting intelligence-related searches and surveillance inside the United States. Specter said the FISA court “has really an outstanding record of not leaking, and of being experts. And they would be pre-eminently well-qualified to evaluate this program and either say it’s OK or it’s not OK.” Leahy charged that Bush misled the public when he said during the presidential campaign in April 2004 that his administration was following the law by getting warrants for wiretapping. “I think ultimately we’re going to have to subpoena them,” Leahy said on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” expressing doubt that lawmakers would get the material otherwise. WASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has not adequately justified why the Bush administration failed to seek court approval for domestic surveillance, said the senator in charge of a hearing today on the program. Sen. Arlen Specter said Sunday he believes that President George W. Bush violated a 1978 law specifically calling for a secret court to consider and approve such monitoring. The Pennsylvania Republican branded Gonzales’ explanations to date as “strained and unrealistic.” The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, predicted that the committee would have to subpoena the administration to obtain internal documents that lay out the legal basis for the program. Justice Department officials have declined, citing in part the confidential nature of legal communications. Specter said he would have his committee consider such a step if the attorney general does not go beyond his prior statements and prepared testimony that the spying is legal, necessary and narrowly defined to fight terrorists. Under the National Security Agency program put in place after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the government has eavesdropped, without seeking warrants, on international phone calls and e-mails of people within the United States who are deemed to be a terrorism risk. In testimony prepared for today’s hearing, Gonzales argues that Bush had authority under a 2001 congressional resolution authorizing force in the fight against terrorism and that heeding the 1978 law would be too cumbersome. “The terrorist surveillance program operated by the NSA requires the maximum in speed and agility, since even a very short delay may make the difference between success and failure in preventing the next attack,” Gonzales said in statements obtained by The Associated Press. Specter was not so sure. “I believe that contention is very strained and unrealistic,” Specter said. If the FISA law was inadequate, he said, Bush should have asked Congress to change it rather than ignore it. “The authorization for the use of force doesn’t say anything about electronic surveillance.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!