March 2

Aqueous Partners With nugs.net For Streams And Recordings Of All Future Shows

first_imgBuffalo, NY jammers Aqueous have been on an absolute tear of late, and things are only getting better for the band, as they have announced a partnership with nugs.net to bring fans streams and recordings of all future shows. According to the group, all shows will be available to purchase for download, as well as available to stream through the nugs app for subscribers.Aqueous Shares Rocking Live Studio EP “Artifact” [Listen]The group is set to play Boulder, CO’s The Boulder Theatre this Friday and Saturday with Twiddle, which will be broadcast live via nugs.tv. Both shows are set to start at 7pm EDT sharp. In conjunction with their new partnership, Aqueous’ shows from The Fillmore in Philly (2/2/17), The Winter Werk Out in Columbus, OH (2/4/17), and The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS (2/7/17) are all now available here.Aqueous is just began an extensive Winter tour. Check for dates near you below.Aqueous 2017 Tour Schedule2/9/2017: Ft. Collins, CO- Hodi’s Half Note2/10/2017: Boulder, CO- Boulder Theater (w-Twiddle)2/11/2017: Boulder, CO- Boulder Theater (w- Twiddle)2/12/2017: Steamboat Springs, CO- Schmiggity’s2/13/2017: Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge2/15/2017: Omaha, NE- Reverb Lounge2/16/2017: Columbia, MO- Rose Music Hall2/17/2017: St. Louis, MO- The Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy2/18/2017: Bloomington, IN- The Bluebird2/24/2017: Greensboro, NC- The Blind Tiger (w BIG Something)3/2/2017: Morgantown, WV- 123 Pleasant Street3/3/2017: Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern3/4/2017: Buffalo, NY- Town Ballroom (w- Twiddle)3/5/2017: Buffalo, NY- Town Ballroom (w- Twiddle)3/17/2017: Keene, NH- The Colonial Theatre (w- Twiddle)3/18/2017: Keene, NH- The Colonial Theatre (w- Twiddle)3/23/2017: Rochester, NY- Flour City Station3/24/2017: Stroudsburg, PA- Sherman Theater (w- Twiddle)3/25/2017: Washington, DC- 9:30 Club (w- Twiddle)3/31/2017: New York, NY- PlayStation Theater (w- Twiddle)4/1/2017: New York, NY- PlayStation Theater (w- Twiddle)last_img read more

August 29

Stranded Ghanaian footballers in India beg for repatriation

first_imgMore than 30 Ghanaian footballers are stranded all over India, with no means of livelihood or a way back home, Citi Sports checks have revealed.The players, including former Hearts of Oak star, Richard Quarshiga, are scattered all over India from Kolkata, and Kerala, to Mumbai and New Delhi.Richard Hanson is in Dimapur, a city in Nagaland, India that is approximately 2,289 kilometres from the capital New Dehli. It will take 39 hours to drive to New Dehli from Nagaland. With each passing day, the Dansoman native is getting frustrated.Hanson had arrived in Nagaland early this year as coach-cum-player for Nagaland Rising Star Academy on a six-month contract.His plan was to prove himself and move elsewhere, but the coronavirus pandemic has turned his world upside down. “Good morning, Mr President. Please, we are footballers in India. We came for trials. I would like you to help us through your power to return.“We can’t even pay our rent and even to eat is very difficult in this time of Covid-19. Please help us to return home. Thank you,” Richard tweeted in response to a post from the official account of Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana.Richard wasn’t speaking only for himself. He is the voice of about 30-odd Ghanaian players who had arrived here with dreams of a career in football, but are now stuck with almost nothing. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult. I don’t have anything. No money and I have to survive by eating rice all the time,” Richard said.Forson Kojo Obeng is counting the days when he will return home to his family. He had packed his bags and carried little money in the hope that he would, given a chance, impress a few clubs in India. He knocked on some doors, but before the door opened, Covid-19 had engulfed the nation. “We are three of us in a room here in Kolkata. Whatever little money we had brought from home is over. Now we cannot even afford to pay rent of Rs 9,500 and then we have to take care of our food too. We don’t know what to do,” said Forson.The Ghanaian footballers, most of them doing duty for lower-ranked clubs and who normally get paid on per-match basis while playing in non-recognised tournaments, had got in touch with the Consulate of Ghana. They were told that a flight is available but $1200 (approx. Rs 90,000) per person was simply too much to pay. Besides, there were additional quarantine charges too. “We want to move out of India. Cases of coronavirus are on the rise. Our rent and eating is a big problem,” said Richard.For Stephen Kwasi Mensa, getting home is now a matter of life and death. The Ghanaian defender was doing well with Thrissur-based Jaya Bakery in the lucrative Sevens circuit. He was paid Rs 3,000 per game, if his team won there would be a bonus of Rs 1000. But for the last four months, Mensa is bed-ridden with what the team manager says is a “critical condition.”“I have informed his family but it’s important that he gets home. With international flights yet to resume, we are all in a fix,” said club manager Rafeeq P B.Since the 26-year-old defender has not played, Jaya Bakery is not obliged to pay. Yet, Rafeeq, other club officials and even the All Kerala Sevens Football Association have been digging deep into their pockets to pay the Rs 25,000 that is needed to tide over the crisis every month.Professional footballers have been helped by their respective clubs with lodging and boarding during the hour of crisis.However, those who landed here hoping to make the cut have been left to fend for themselves.Earlier this month, the Ghana Football Association in collaboration with the government of Ghana repatriated 21 Ghanaian footballers who were caught in a similar ordeal in Ethiopia.Hanson and his colleagues hope by telling their story, help will soon come their way. Source: Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo, with additional notes from Times of Indialast_img read more

August 28

Wellington demands Satellites success

first_imgGhana yesterday began their final leg of preparations in Naivasaha, Kenya ahead of their 2011 Africa Youth Championship trophy defence in South Africa.The Black Satellites who are both defending African and World Champions are keen to match the title winning feat chalked by the 2009 squad.Coach of the team, Orlando Wellington has declared it time for his Black Satellites to recognize their status as African Champions and aim for success again.Pitted in Group B, Ghana take on rivals Nigeria, Cameroon and the Gambia in the competition for U-20 players.Wellington, who was assistant coach for the Championship winning side two years ago says Ghana’s status as champions should be an inspiration to his new generation of Black Satellites players.“The past success (2009 title winning feat) would have no bearing on this campaign but it would certainly be a source of inspiration for us,” Wellington told www.ghanafa.org. “Winning the title in Rwanda was an important time for us. We put in lots of work and we would certainly approach the Championship with the same seriousness and aim to improve.“The personnel, thus players are different but we have a wonderful group. We all share similar ambitions, winning the title.”Being defending champions means, Ghana faces a tough task of living up to their billing with Wellington explaining that it could also play to their advantage.“It (champions tag) gives us an edge over our opponents. It only seeks to remind us of the huge expectations out there.“Opponents would give us respect and we would do same for them. But the major task of winning depends largely on us. “We need to take each game as it comes. Be confident, adopt a good tactical approach and play till the last minute to see us through,” the Black Satellites coach said.“Being champions does not mean an automatic place in the finals again. We need to earn it by working hard.”Ghana lifted the title at the Championship for U-20 players two years ago in Rwanda for the third time in the history of the competition and would be represented at the up-coming tournament in South Africa from 17 April to 2 May.Four teams in each group will meet in a round-robin format, with group winners and runners-up qualifying for the FIFA-organized U-20 World Cup in Colombia beginning in July.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more