Disco Biscuits Announce Four-Night Bisco Inferno Run, One Night At Red Rocks With Shpongle

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits are bringing back Bisco Inferno with a newly announced Red Rocks date for 2017. The Biscuits will be joined by Shpongle (Simon Posford live) on June 3rd, as well as by other acts yet to be announced, for their return to the legendary venue. As a lead-up to Bisco Inferno, the Disco Biscuits will be hitting the Ogden Theatre in Denver for three intimate nights falling on May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd.Four-day passes go on sale tomorrow, January 24th, at 10 AM (MST) via BiscoTix Fanclub, which can be found here. Single tickets for the Red Rocks show will drop Friday at 10 AM (MST).last_img

Government’s proposed Easter Trading Laws unwanted by local councils

first_imgTVNZ OneNews 11 February 2016The Government wants to allow councils to introduce their own bylaws to allow them to open on Good Friday.That’s banned in most parts of the country.Local Government New Zealand head Laurence Yule told a select committee today while his organisation supported the laws, only 10-15 out of 78 councils actually want to introduce Easter Trading.And he rejects the idea of introducing by-laws, saying it would be easily subject to legal challenges, particularly by big commercial retailers such as the alcohol lobby.Instead, he wants councils to be able to consult with communities and make decisions without having to introduce bylaws.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/governments-proposed-easter-trading-laws-unwanted-by-local-councilslast_img

Parents who took children out of school have court cases thrown out (UK)

first_imgDaily Mail 3 May 2016Family First Comment: Interesting case in the UK which could have some influence on any similar case in NZ.“The parents’ legal victory comes after father Jon Platt had the £120 fine he received for taking his seven-year-old daughter to Disney World during term time overturned in October last year. Mr Platt, from Nettlestone, Isle of Wight, had to travel during term because there was no other date when all the relatives would be available, but the girl’s school on the island refused to sign off on her absence.”Parents who were facing prosecution for taking their children out of school during term time have had their cases thrown out of court in a landmark ruling.Two couples were put on trial after council welfare officers in Swindon, Wiltshire accused them of failing to secure regular attendance for their children because they had pulled the youngsters out of class.However, magistrates have now said the case can not proceed because there is no legal benchmark for what constitutes ‘persistent’ absence.The ruling could cast doubt on many similar prosecutions being pursued against parents across the country.The first couple’s child, who is of secondary school age, was pulled out of class for a five-day holiday in October last year without written permission, the court heard.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3569590/Parents-prosecuted-taking-children-school-term-time-cases-thrown-court-landmark-ruling.htmllast_img read more

Women of Troy face off against San Diego State

first_imgThe Women of Troy won their first road game of the season on Tuesday against UC Santa Barbara 62-51, after splitting four home games to start the regular season. They will now travel to San Diego to take on the Aztecs  Friday night.Junior forward Cassie Harberts led USC (3-2) against the Gauchos with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds, scoring double digits for the first five games of the season, and freshman guard Jordan Adams finished with 12 points on 4 3-pointers. Harberts is averaging 17.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, leading USC in both categories.“I thought they were great,” associate head coach Daron Park said. “Anytime you go on the road and get a win, you gotta feel good about it. There’s still things we’re continuing to work on every day and there are things we definitely want to identify and get better, but what’s really encouraging about this group is that every game we’re making progress.”USC has outrebounded all five of its opponents this season, and has turned the ball over 12, 15 and 18 times in their last three games, respectively, after committing 24 turnovers in their first two games. The Aztecs present a different challenge for USC.“San Diego’s a little bit different than Santa Barbara,” said senior forward Christina Marinacci. “They’re a little more athletic, they have a 6’6” post … We have to really focus in on that and play up to their intensity. They’re gonna be super athletic so we just need to make sure that we do the little things, we box out, we talk on defense and it should handle the athleticism in itself.”The Aztecs (3-2) played a pair of games last week, beating Auburn 78-57 and losing to Colorado 67-53. They are led in scoring by Courtney Clements with 17.6 points per game, and led in rebounding by Erimma Amarikwa with 6.8 rebounds per game. They won the Mountain West Conference last season, finishing 26-7 and reaching the first round of the NCAA Championships.“San Diego State’s a really good ball club,” Park said, “They’re tremendously well-coached, they’re very physical, they’re aggressive, they love to try and disrupt you defensively with what they do. We’re working on still running our stuff, being strong with the basketball, being physical when we set screens, all of those tiny things just to ensure that we’re still gonna get good shots tomorrow night.”The last contest between the two teams was at the Women of Troy Basketball Classic at the Galen Center in 2010, which USC won 74-64 to win the tournament. Ashley Corral led the Women of Troy with 23 points in that game. USC is 28-7 against San Diego State all-time, including winning the past four meetings. The last Aztec win over USC was a 67-66 win in the 1995-96 season.USC finishes its stretch of road games on Wednesday, Dec. 5 against Fresno State before returning home to take on Texas A&M on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Galen Center.last_img read more