B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt & More To be Inducted Into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

first_imgWith the Austin City Limits Festival lineup just released, the people behind ACL have announced the inductees and performers for the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival Hall Of Fame Inductions and Celebrations, scheduled for October 12th at the Moody Theater. Three influential artists will get the big honor for 2016: B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and Kris Kristofferson.To celebrate these musicians, ACL has put together an awesome list of performers for the occasion, including Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr. and Taj Mahal. Not only that, but Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will be on hand to host the evening’s ceremony.Tickets for the show are on sale now, and the full ceremony will be broadcast as part of the Austin City Limits 42nd season, which features My Morning Jacket, Paul Simon, and more.last_img read more

Colombian President Defends Evidence Value of FARC Computers

first_img Colombian Attorney-General Alejandro Ordóñez plans to file an appeal against the finding by the Supreme Court, since his office based itself on those computers in sanctioning Liberal senator Piedad Córdoba with eighteen years of disqualification for “collaborating” with the FARC. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos defended the evidence value of the contents of the computers seized from the FARC guerrilla group in Ecuador in 2008, after the Supreme Court of Justice rejected them as evidence in a trial. “And what is on the computers is enormously valuable in our fight against terrorism. Therefore, I hope that in the appeal that the attorney-general is going to file, some doubts can be clarified that apparently exist regarding the procedures, and especially regarding the impact that a ruling of this kind might have on the country’s national security,” he added. The computers of slain commander Raúl Reyes were seized by the Colombian military following the bombing of a rebel camp in Ecuador in which the guerrilla leader and a score of other individuals died. By Dialogo May 24, 2011 Córdoba, removed from office by Congress in November 2010, at one time acted as a mediator with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, a communist group) to obtain the release of kidnapping victims, in some cases with the authorized collaboration of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. “There are other countries that have already used that evidence, for example Spain, to order arrests,” Santos told reporters, after recalling that when the seizure took place, he was serving as defense minister. “We were especially careful, especially careful to respect the chain of custody and collect the evidence properly,” Santos told reporters in the Caribbean port of Cartagena (in northern Colombia) on 20 May. On 19 May, the president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Camilo Tarquino, announced that the court rejected the evidence value of Reyes’s computers, due to their having been seized irregularly.last_img read more

Maritzburg joined at top by Micho’s Orlando Pirates

first_imgCeltic won 2-1 at Polokwane City, who stunned Sundowns in the previous round, and Baroka triumphed 3-1 over Chippa United in Port Elizabeth.Following two trophy-less seasons, Pirates rehired Serb Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic, 10 years after he had a brief spell in charge.Sredojevic prospered since leaving South Africa, winning league titles in Ethiopia and Sudan and taking Uganda this year to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978.While Pirates are very much a work in progress judged by the Ajax match, he has tightened a defence that was threatened by the Cape Town outfit only in the dying minutes.Tashreeq Morris forced a reflex save from Wayne Sandilands and later blazed over when he should at least have been on target.“We must learn to kill off games,” stressed Sredojevic, “There is a lot of room for improvement.”Maritzburg would have fancied their chances of a third consecutive league win when former United midfield enforcer Michael Morton conceded an own goal with 11 minutes remaining.But AmaZulu, who finished well down the second division table last season before buying the franchise of the table toppers, equalised through Mhlengi Cele.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Micho guides his team in training. He has tightened the team defence. PHOTO ORLANDO PIRATESJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Maritzburg United surrendered their perfect start to the South African Premiership season Tuesday, allowing Orlando Pirates to join them at the top of the table.United conceded two minutes from time in Durban to draw 1-1 at promoted AmaZulu, having taken the lead through an own goal.Rare starter Bernard Morrison from Ghana struck after nine minutes to earn Pirates a 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town in Soweto.Maritzburg and former African champions Pirates have seven points from three matches, with United top of the fledgling table on goal difference.Cape Town City, now the only club with a 100 percent record, can take top spot if they win at home to Kaizer Chiefs Wednesday.Pretoria neighbours SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns — considered two of the likeliest title challengers — also have six points.SuperSport took 85 minutes to break down bottom-of-the-table Platinum Stars and a stoppage-time goal by New Zealander Jeremy Brockie completed a 2-0 win.African champions Mamelodi Sundowns triumphed 2-1 at Free State Stars Monday with Percy Tau coming off the bench to bag a brace.The other matches produced surprise away victories for Bloemfontein Celtic and Baroka, who had to top a post-season mini-league to dodge relegation this year.last_img read more