Late last month, David Nelson Band reported that Nelson had been diagnosed with colon cancer and would have to cancel several dates on their current tour.At the time of that announcement, the plan for the band’s three upcoming sold-out shows in Alaska was still in the works. Yesterday, the band confirmed their exciting contingency plan for the performances: Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will fill in for Nelson for three nights of music in Girwood, Alaska from March 16-18! Weir will join members of David Nelson Band (Barry Sless, John Molo, Pete Sears and Mookie Siegel) in addition to Katie Skene.A longtime friend of Weir’s, Nelson co-founded New Riders Of The Purple Sage with Dead frontman Jerry Garcia in the early ’60s. Thanks to this time-seasoned connection, the unfortunate news for David Nelson Band fans in Alaska has just taken an exciting turn for the better!For more information, or to stay updated on all your David Nelson Band news, head to the band’s website.
Paris Saint-Germain are set to be named champions of Ligue 1, while promotions and relegations are also to be enforced throughout the divisions, after all French football was cancelled for the foreseeable future.The decision was taken on Tuesday, when Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that no sporting events would take place in France until September at the earliest, due to the coronavirus outbreak which has swept all over Europe.And further confirmation came from French Football President Noël Le Graët, who told Le Télégramme that the season was definitely over, but he hopes to enforce the normal promotions and relegations upon the teams currently occupying those positions – making PSG champions of France once again. “We informed Comex (an executive committee) of what they already knew, that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 will not restart, and that neither the National nor the D1 women’s league will restart either.“These four competitions are definitively stopped for the 2019-2020 season.“I am for the application of the regulations. Therefore, there should be two promotions from the National in D2, the D2 should have two relegations and two promotions, and then two Ligue 1 relegations, because I don’t see how we could make playoffs.”And journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport agreed with the sentiments of the French Football president, claiming the French FA have thought up three possible alternatives for how the season should be decided – but all three share the outcome of PSG being crowned champions.But the good news didn’t stop there for PSG supporters, as the club’s owner Nasser el Khelaifi stated that the French giants will fight to continue their journey in this year’s Champions League competition, despite the Prime Minister’s calls for a stop to all sporting activity until September, via Tariq Panja.He said: “We plan on competing in the Champions League with UEFA agreement – wherever and whenever it is held.“If it is not possible to play in France we will play our matches abroad subject to the best conditions for our players and the safety of all our staff.”The French champions recently defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate in the Champions League round of 16, after overturning a first leg deficit in impressive style.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 27, 2015 at 10:56 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Related Stories Gallery: Battle 4 Atlantis Day 1Gallery: Battle 4 Atlantis Day 2Malachi Richardson struggles in 1st half, thrives in 2nd as SU beats No. 18 UConnSyracuse tops UConn, 79-76, in wild affair to stay undefeated PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Tyler Lydon looked around in open space trying to find a pass. Just inside the 3-point line, he didn’t think he had a shot until he looked up and saw no one was guarding him.Then he rose up unimpeded and drained the long 2, and Syracuse tied the score at 27, the first tie for the Orange since being down by 10 points early.“At first I was just trying to swing the ball, but (the defender) sagged off of me so I just decided to take the shot,” Lydon said.It was a game of good decisions for Lydon, who finished a career night with 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. It’s the type of performance that is becoming more commonplace with each game he plays. This time, he was the star of SU’s 79-76 win over No. 18 Connecticut on Thursday.After tying the game in the first half, he did the same in the second half when the Orange had fallen behind again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The plays Tyler Lydon makes, seniors don’t make,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “…He sees slips in plays that no one else sees. Nothing bothers the kid.”He took a questionable fadeaway jumper early in the second half. He turned around from a defender and had a bad look at the rim and saw it clank off. The next time he got the ball, though, he was in transition and blasted a long 3 that swished through, allowing himself a small celebration as he ran back to play defense.With Syracuse up by six and 75 seconds on the clock, a shot from Rodney Purvis — who had 11 second-half points — was blocked by Lydon who rebounded it as well. It helped SU put the game away in the final moments and give the Orange a win over the former Big East rivals.“Just to play in that atmosphere is a lot of fun,” Lydon said. “To be in that type of game shows the confidence that Coach has for me. Just to be out there helps my confidence a lot.” Comments