Load remaining images Stratford, Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company wrapped up their fourth annual Road Jam Music Fest over the weekend, with Twiddle, Mates of State, Pimps of Joytime, The Fogcutters, The Alpaca Gnomes, West End Blend, and Arc & Stones. Along with the tasty jams were Two Roads Brewing Company selections, along with the Cluster Truck™ food truck hub and perfect weather — rounding out a complete experience for the 2017 Road Jam Music Fest.Photographer Adam McCullough was on site for the fun, and provided the following gallery.Road Jam | Stratford, CT | 2017 | Photos by Adam McCullough
Predecessor David Moyes was given just 10 months by the board as he failed to lead United to the Champions League after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm. Van Gaal claimed just eight points from his first six Barclays Premier League games and oversaw a humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup. Louis van Gaal is adamant he will see out the entirety of his Manchester United contract despite an indifferent start to his Old Trafford reign. But the Dutchman, who penned a three-year deal in the summer, is certain he will be given time to get it right at United and is sure he will lead them back to the Champions League before 2017. “I didn’t have to come here to Manchester United. They asked me,” he told national newspapers. “And I will take United back into the Champions League yes, but not at once. “There is a trajectory and a process of three years. I have signed a three-year contract. Believe me, I shall finish that.” United’s defence has come in for much criticism since Van Gaal’s arrival, but the manager was candid in admitting that it is experience and leadership that is currently a major factor lacking from his dressing room. “At the time I was coming to the club, big leaders were leaving – (Patrice) Evra, (Nemanja) Vidic, (Rio) Ferdinand,” he said. “They were big leaders. “Also, leadership is a process – you don’t go from one day to the next and become a leader. “It’s a process and now a lot of players are in that process.” Fellow Dutchman Johan Cruyff believes Van Gaal will bring the necessary structure to United’s game but believes the key to his success will be how the new recruits such as Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao adapt. “They need to be organised because they were totally disorganised and normally Van Gaal is a very good organiser to put things his way and in the way that (they) should be,” he told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme. “That’s creating the basis. From then on you have got to build. “It depends how quickly the other players adjust themselves.” The former Barcelona boss also believes the United hierarchy made a mistake in appointing Moyes last summer after 11 years spent in charge of Everton. “Moyes is a very good coach because I’ve seen many many years in Everton but he’s not a coach which should fit with Manchester United because the focus for both teams are totally different. “That’s why the biggest mistake is to ask Moyes to come to Manchester United because it’s a totally different team, a totally different mentality. “The basic mistake was to sign him on. I think he is a great manager but not for Manchester United. He’s just a great manager for another type of team.” Van Gaal, meanwhile, believes Ryan Giggs is destined to become an excellent manager. Giggs joined United’s coaching staff on a full-time basis in the summer after calling time on a glittering playing career that saw him win 34 trophies in 23 years. United’s record appearance-maker was named caretaker boss following the Moyes’ dismissal, and Van Gaal thinks the Welshman has all the qualities to become a successful manager in the long-term. Writing in his programme notes ahead of United’s game against Everton, Van Gaal said: “Ryan is a true sportsman and a great ambassador of the game. “During his playing career, he achieved everything possible at club level and holds many records that I am sure will never be surpassed by any other player. “It is a pleasure to have Ryan as my assistant manager. He has grown up at this club, he lives and breathes Manchester United, he is developing into an excellent coach and I am sure in the coming years he will make a very good manager.” Press Association
By Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — Guyanese Dilon Heyliger and Mark Montfort have been included in the Canada High Performance (HP) squad scheduled to play two limited overs matches against Bermuda, set for the Maple Leaf Cricket Club ground, King City, today and tomorrow.The Bermudans’ visit to Canada forms part of that country’s preparation for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League Division 4 which will take place in California in October/November.While here, the Bermudans are scheduled to play four matches, including the two against the Canada HP team. They are also down to meet the Toronto & District Cricket Association (T&DCA) Super Elite finalists Mississauga Ramblers next Tuesday at Iceland, Mississauga while the final match will be against a Canada Select X1 on Wednesday at King City.Heyliger, a former Guyana Youth player at both the Under-15 and 19 levels, who now resides in Toronto, represents Vikings while off-spinning all-rounder Montfort, the son of long-standing umpire Peter Montfort, plays for Brampton Masters in the T&DCA Super Six tournament.In an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport prior to the start of the cricket season in Toronto, the burly, talented Essequibian all-rounder Heyliger, who also plied his trade in England and the Caribbean, pointed out that that he was confident that in the not- too-distant future he will don Canadian colours.“My aspiration is to represent Team Canada and ensure the Canadian cricket team gets a higher ranking at the international level and also to ensure more supporters come out to watch the sport.”Contacted on Wednesday night, an elated Heyliger admitted that he wasn’t that pleased with his performances this current season nevertheless feels he’s capable of doing well against the Bermudans.The former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) first division all-rounder who was also selected in the Guyana T20 squad in 2011 despite not being part of the playing 11, said the experience was quite electrifying and satisfying. “I decided to build on the success of Guyana’s cricket and move on to gain some international experience.”Before migrating to Canada, Montfort also played first division cricket for the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) under the guidance of former Guyana and West Indies off-spinner and later chairman of selectors, Clyde Butts.According to Cricket Canada president Ranjit Saini, “Cricket Canada is pleased to host Bermuda and provide an opportunity for our players to gain meaningful experience.”The Canada HP team is: Srimantha Wijeyeratne (capt.), Varun Sehdev, Shahid Ahmadzai, Charnjit Singh, Sudeepta Aurka, Mark Montfort, Dilon Heyliger, Malinga Gayan, Rayyan Pathan, Azghar Hotak, Parveen Saroye, Saad Bin Zafar, Bhavindu Adihetty, Armaan Kapoor, Daksh Talwar, Faraz MaqsoodBermuda squad: Terryn Fray (captain), Dion Stovell, Greg Maybury, Kamau Leverock, Okera Bascombe, Joshua Gilbert, Jordan DeSilva, Dennico Holis, Jordan Smith, Micah Simmons, Brian Hall, Zeko Burgess and Cejay Outerbridge.Coaching and Support: Clay Smith (National coach), Gershen Gibbons (Chair, High Performance Programme), Danielle Gibbons (physiotherapist), Lorenzo Tucker (assistant coach/match analyst), Reginald Tucker (assistant coach). Umpire is Melvin Best.