March 2

Twiddle Debuts Cover Of A Song From Nickelodeon Show ‘Doug’ – Listen

first_imgPlumpty Dumpty tour is rolling on strong! Twiddle fans found themselves rocking out at New Mountain AVL in Asheville, NC last night, playing tunes from their new PLUMP album and more for an enthusiastic gathering. The show was packed with a number of highlights, including a guest appearance by local rapper Swank Rogers, who the band met earlier in the day. They also dedicated the first song of their encore, “Zazu’s Flight,” to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.However, the grand finale of the show made our headline for good reason. The group debuted a cover of a song that first appeared in an episode of Doug, a cartoon that ran from 1991-1994 on Nickelodeon. In the show, Doug was a major fan of a fictional band called The Beets, and one of the band’s songs was a tune called “I Need More Allowance.” Twiddle’s debut of “Allowance” caused quite the fan reaction!Thanks to taper Marty Loving we have full audio of the show! Listen in below:For Twiddle funk fans, make sure to catch the group when they make their Capitol Theatre debut on May 7th, with support from TAUK. The throwdown is sure to be an exceptional performance, and more information can be found here. Scope the setlist from last night below:Setlist: Twiddle at New Mountain AVL, Asheville, NC – 3/30/16One Set: Polluted Beauty, Wildfire, Subconscious Prelude, Beehop[1], Gatsby The Great -> Big Country -> Gatsby The Great, Collective PulseEncore: Zazu’s Flight[2], I Need More Allowance[3]Show Notes: This show was played as a part of the “Plumptydumpty” Tour. Ryan sported a wig he had bought earlier in the day for the entire show.[1] “Beehop” featured rapper Swank Rogers whom the band met earlier in the day.[2] “Zazu’s Flight” was dedicated to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. [3] “I Need More Allowance” (The Beets) was a debut.[Setlist via uTwiddle.net]last_img read more

March 2

Vampire Weekend Announces New York State Run, All-Day Album Release Party In NYC

first_imgVampire Weekend has an extensive North American tour scheduled for this summer in support of their forthcoming studio album, Father of the Bride. The lengthy concert run will see the popular rock band trek from coast-to-coast starting in early summer and continuing into the fall months. However, fans in New York won’t have to wait until June to see what the band’s been up to.In celebration of Father of the Bride–due out May 3rd, making the band’s first new album since 2013–Vampire Weekend has announced a trio of shows surrounding the release.On April 30th, Ezra Koenig and co. will perform at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY before heading to Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston on May 2nd. The run will culminate with an official album release party at the recently re-opened Webster Hall in New York City on May 5th. For the celebration, Vampire Weekend will perform three sets, including a complete run-through of the new album. A bagel breakfast and pizza lunch are also included with tickets for the show, which starts at 11 a.m. and will run all day.Tickets for Buffalo will go on sale this Friday, April 12th at 10 a.m. here, with Kingston tickets going on sale at 11 a.m. here. For a chance to purchase tickets to the Webster Hall affair, click here.last_img read more

March 1

Three win Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching

first_imgThe PBK Literary Exercises focus on a poet and a speaker every year. But they also provide an occasion for naming honorary members and for awarding the Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Those prizes go to three — sometimes two — members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Only PBK undergraduate members are allowed to nominate the candidates.Honorary memberships in Harvard’s Alpha Iota of Massachusetts chapter, chartered in 1781, typically go to graduates of Harvard and Radcliffe classes 50 years earlier and to faculty members who have recently retired, or are close to retirement.Recipients of the honorary memberships: His Excellency the Right Hononorable David Johnston ’63, Governor General of Canada, who was a two-time All-American hockey player at Harvard; concert pianist, period instrumentalist, and musicologist Steven Lubin ’63, who studied philosophy as an undergraduate; Columbia University Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Frederica Perera ’63, a pioneer in molecular epidemiology; Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow and economist Robert Reischauer ’63, who had a long career in public service; Princeton University econometrician Christopher Sims ’63, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in economics; and onetime philosophy concentrator Gurcharan Das ’63, who became a public intellectual in his native India after a 30-year corporate career with Procter & Gamble.The Harvard professors receiving honorary memberships were scholar of Portuguese poetry Joaquim-Francisco Coelho, the Nancy Clark Smith Professor of the Language and Literature of Portugal and Professor of Comparative Literature; international relations scholar Stanley Hoffmann, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor; and computer scientist and encryption expert Michael Rabin, the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Research Professor of Computer Science.The teaching prize recipients: Jacob Barandes (physics) was cited for making the difficult understandable — by explaining, for instance, the physics of beer. Stephen Blyth (statistics), one student wrote, offered “a seamless blend of theory and application,” in part through his course on Wall Street risk and uncertainty, which included a simulated portfolio. Innovative teacher Amanda Claybaugh (English), another student offered, “helps her students read, write, and think in new ways.” She once assigned book reviews instead of papers.last_img read more

October 19

US puts convicted killer to death in 6th federal execution under Trump

first_imgTopics : It marked the sixth death sentence the US government has carried out during the past three months, more than the total number of federal executions carried out under all of President Donald Trump’s White House predecessors combined going back to 1963.Another execution was planned for Thursday, when Christopher Vialva, a convicted murderer, is set to become the first Black man to face the federal death penalty under Trump, who has long been an outspoken advocate for capital punishment.The Trump administration ended an informal 17-year-hiatus in federal executions in July, after announcing last year that the Bureau of Prisons was switching to a new single-drug protocol for lethal injections, from a three-drug combination it last used in 2003.The new protocol revived long-running legal challenges to lethal injections. Last month, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, D.C., sided with condemned inmates in ruling that the Justice Department was violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in not seeking a doctor’s prescription to administer the highly regulated barbiturate. The US government put convicted rapist and murderer William LeCroy to death by lethal injection on Tuesday, the sixth federal execution this summer after a lengthy hiatus in capital punishment at the national level.LeCroy, 50, was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m. EDT after officials with the US Bureau of Prisons administered him a fatal dose of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the bureau’s execution chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana, an agency spokeswoman said.The execution came shortly after the US Supreme Court denied an 11th-hour petition seeking a stay until LeCroy’s principal lawyer, who suffers from a chronic health condition, could travel safely to Terre Haute without fear of contracting COVID-19.center_img But a three-judge panel of the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the violation did not in itself amount to “irreparable harm” and allowed federal executions to proceed.Chutkan previously issued multiple orders halting planned executions while litigation continued. Each of those was overturned by either the Circuit Court or the US Supreme Court, whose conservative majority said that legal challenges to pentobarbital injections, also used by several state governments to execute prisoners, were unlikely to prevail.LeCroy was convicted and sentenced to death in Georgia in 2004 for the carjacking, rape and murder of Joann Tiesler, a 30-year-old nurse, after breaking into her home. He was caught two days later in Tiesler’s vehicle at the US-Canadian border with notes scribbled on the back of a torn map, according to prosecutors.”Please, please, please forgive me Joanne,” read one note by LeCroy, who misspelled the victim’s name. “You were an angel and I killed you. Now I have to live with that and I can never go home. I am a vagabond and doomed to hell.”last_img read more

October 18

Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to hijack West Ham’s transfer move for John Stones

first_imgRay Parlour urges Arsenal to hijack West Ham’s transfer move for John Stones FA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 21:18FullscreenFA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/fa-cup-final-arsenal-preview-press-conference-2220808/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Reports of a deal between City and Bournemouth for Nathan Ake have cast further doubt over Stones’ future and West Ham have been keeping close tabs on the situation. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTParlour believes Stones would be an ‘absolutely brilliant deal’ for the Hammers but has encouraged Arsenal to compete with their London rivals for the England international.‘That would be a great deal for West Ham if they can get him for £20m, especially when you look at Ake who is going to City for £40m,’ the ex-Arsenal midfielder said on talkSPORT.‘Arsenal are desperate for a centre-half… why don’t you take your chance and try and go in and bid for Stones?He’s had a bad time in recent years and he hasn’t really gone to where they thought he might go to. Advertisement John Stones faces an uncertain future with Nathan Ake set to arrive at Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has urged his former club to take a punt on Manchester City misfit John Stones this summer. Stones arrived at City just six months after Pep Guardiola’s appointment back in 2016 but the 26-year-old has badly struggled to live up to his £47.5million price tag and dropped down the pecking order at the Etihad. The out-of-favour defender made just 12 starts across City’s Premier League campaign, with Guardiola preferring to field Eric Garcia and Fernandinho at centre-back, and there’s increasing speculation he could be set for the exit door over the coming weeks. Parlour has urged the Gunners to take a punt on the City defender (Picture: Getty)‘But you don’t become a bad defender overnight, he just needs that bit of coaching.‘And that’s where it could be key with Arsenal because obviously Arteta has worked with him over the last few years at Man City.‘But if West Ham could get him for that price it would be a great deal, an absolutely brilliant deal.’Would John Stones be a good signing for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta hails Frank Lampard ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash with ChelseaMORE: Charlie Nicholas makes FA Cup final prediction and identifies ‘big problem’ for Arsenal against Chelseacenter_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link325Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

September 28

Wallabies fixing iron-clad fallback plans post RWC2019

first_imgOne — a quaint three bedder in Coorparoo — Genia paid $815,000 for in January 2018 — and the other is a sprawling Carindale four bedder he bought for $1.1m seven years ago.The Wallabies first game in Rugby World Cup 2019 was on October 21, with the side set to face Wales this Sunday. The RWC2019 tournament runs until November 2.* Foxtel has a dedicated channel for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in 4K ultra HD.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKWill Genia bought this Carindale house in Brisbane for $1.1m. Picture: Realestate.com.auEvery game, every nation of the Rugby World Cup plus all the action from the AFL and NRL finals only on Foxtel and Kayo. Samu Kerevi was captain of the Queensland Reds this season and will move to Japan after the Rugby World Cup 2019 which is currently underway in Japan. Picture: Chris Hyde — World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images.One of the most exciting Wallabies at the Rugby World Cup — outgoing Reds captain Samu Kerevi — has a few loose ends to tie up before he leaves our shores for real.He put $650,000 into Everton Park in Brisbane’s northside three years ago for a new-build townhouse on South Pine Rd. It was a 219sq m plot, with funds handed over last November.MORE:Reserve Bank set to cut rates within daysCottage inspired by fairytale hits marketBuy land for the price of a holiday in BrisbaneYeerongpilly Green sales kick off Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHelp with buying your first home 01:07It’s unclear what the star plans to do with the property when he takes up a Japanese club contract over the coming four years.But with his new Japanese contract believed to be worth over $1m a year, he’s certainly under no pressure to sell right now.Kerevi is moving to a Japanese contract worth over $1m a year. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty Images. Picture: Rugby AU Media/Stuart Walmsley.Similar townhouses in the development which were rented out, were marketed as being “centrally located to transport and shops” with “fantastic outdoor area to relax and catch up with friends”.He might learn a few lessons from fellow Wallaby, Will Genia, who dabbled in the property market during his time with the Queensland Reds too — once losing $70,000 on the quick sale of a house in Belmont 12 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.Playmaker Will Genia has been credited with having a steadying impact on the Wallabies in their first pool game over the weekend, a tactic he seems to have applied to real life holding steady on his properties. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty Images.Genia left the Reds in 2015 for a two-year contract with Stade Francais before joining Japanese side Kintetsu Liners this year and — possibly learning from the earlier loss on the rushed sale — he decided not to sell two houses he still owns here.Will Genia’s quaint home in Coorparoo in Brisbane — one of two he’s registered as owning in the Queensland capital. Picture: Realestate.com.au.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agolast_img read more

September 28

Bluefort Drops Anchor at Wikinger

first_imgThe M/V Bluefort floatel has arrived at the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea to provide a home for up to 200 workers as they commission the project’s 70 Adwen 5MW turbines.The newly refurbished 142-metre M/V Bluefort will provide accommodation throughout the commissioning phase of the 350MW Iberdrola-owned wind farm, sited some 30 kilometres north-east of the German island of Rugen. The vessel is supported by four CTVs and will be in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Bridgemans Services Group LP (BSG) invested more than EUR 6 million in a complete refit of Bluefort in 2016.“We wanted a specifically designed vessel able to meet all the operational, technical and budgetary requirements of clients while offering those staying on-board top class facilities including superior en-suite cabins, lounge areas, restaurants, a cinema, hospital and gym,” BSG President Brian Grange said.Wikinger is Bluefort’s second offshore wind project, having supported MHI Vestas in the Belgian waters of the North Sea in 2017. The vessel is represented by global shipbroker Clarksons Platou’s Offshore Renewables team.Clarkson Platou’s David Matthews said: “BSG’s Bluefort is a winning solution for offshore projects, with its impressive size and flexibility to change. To accommodate 200 people with 34 crew, working 24 hours a day is staggering. The CTVs work 24 hours with a second crew sleeping on board the mother ship. The teams are well rested, entertained and comfortable when off-duty. We look forward to seeing Bluefort support more offshore wind projects in the years to come.”Photos: Flying Focus for BSGlast_img read more

September 25

Number of WV repatriated OFWs with COVID rises to 42

first_imgFour more tested positive, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 yesterday. They were the following: * 31-year-old female from Murcia, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 121) * 43-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 118) ILOILO City – There are now 42 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Western Visayas. Region-wide, there were now 121 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Western Visayas as of yesterday. Of these, 84 already recovered while 10 died. Here’s the breakdown of cases: Aklan, six; Antique, four; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 21; Negros Occidental, three; Bacolod City, 10; Iloilo City, 19; and repatriates, 42. The 42 COVID-19-positive OFWs were residents of the following: Aklan (two), Antique (four), Guimaras (three), Iloilo province (six), Negros Occidental (eight), Bacolod City (six), and Iloilo City (13). He failed the retest in Iloilo City, said Alonsabe. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. However, a retest upon her return to Iloilo found her to have the disease. On the other hand, Patient No. 119 was from Dubai. He was tested negative for COVID-19 on May 18 in Cavite and was allowed to return to Iloilo City on May 28. Patient No. 120, meanwhile, was from the United States and reached Metro Manila on April 19. She was allowed to return to Iloilo City on May 27 after testing negative for COVID-19 on May 3. According to Dr. Jessie Glen Alonsabe, epidemiologist of DOH-6, Patient No. 118 flew to Metro Manila from England on April 23. He was tested negative for COVID-19 and was thus allowed to return to Bacolod City on May 20.center_img These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Patient No. 118’s retested in Bacolod City, however, found him with COVID-19, said Alonsabe. Patient No. 121 who worked in Hong Kong managed to fly to Makati City on March 28. Her first test on May 26 was negative for COVID-19. “Although their tests in Metro Manila found them free from COVID-19, they may have been infected because they stayed for several more days after their tests,” said Alonsabe. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. She was allowed to return to Bacolod City on May 31 but was found to have the disease during her Bacolod retest. * 33-year-old female from Molo, Iloilo City (Patient No. 120) There is still no vaccine for COVID-19./PN * 23-year-old male from Mandurriao, Iloilo City (Patient No. 119)last_img read more

September 24

‘Nigeria Too Big To Beg Foreign Stars’

first_img Loading… It’s embarrassing for the three-time African champions to chase after players not particularly keen on representing her, says ex-international, Abbey George.  Nigeria’s defender George Abbey  George, a member of Super Eagles’ 2004 AFCON bronze-winning team, believes it’s not a terrible idea for the Nigeria Football Federation to go after foreign stars of Nigerian descent should they possess the quality to star for the national team. The former Port Vale fullback, however, opines that it becomes embarrassing to publicly beg such footballers when Nigeria is not their first country of choice. The NFF had success convincing the likes of Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong, and Ola Aina to represent their fatherland but failed in the pursuit of Chelsea’s duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori. But while Heracles Almelo’s Cyriel Dessers couldn’t hide his desire to wear the green and white kit, QPR’s Ebere Eze has been playing a hide-and-seek game with the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick. George, though, wants the football body to be more refined in their approach of players who know what it takes to represent the country and is willing to shed tears and blood for her. “I don’t think it’s a bad idea, because if you look, Victor Moses came and did a good job, now we have Troost-Ekong and Balogun who are also doing well. So I think we have players who are happy to come, but I don’t think we should beg anyone to and plays for us,” George told Brila.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Ways Drones Are Going To Change Our LivesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img “Nigeria is a big nation, we are one of the best in the world, but I can understand why some of the players are hesitant. “Some of them are born abroad, they have never been to Nigeria, they know nothing about the culture, so when Nigeria approaches them to come, and they petrify.” “Basically, we are taking them out of their comfort zone, but the ones who wanted to come are welcome, and the one who did not, we have to respect their decision,” Abbey added. Nigerian stars in the English topflight are set to resume training with their respective clubs after Premier League shareholders ruled that players can start to train in groups. The Premier League has been suspended for almost three months due to the coronavirus outbreak that has affected activities worldwide. read also:I’m proudly Nigerian, British, Joshua tells Royal Family During this period, Premier League stars have been training at home personally as the Britain Government ordered a complete lockdown for about six weeks. However, the lockdown was eased last week, and it was even announced that professional sports could return at the start of June albeit behind closed doors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

September 18

Mexico win Gold Cup after Dos Santos strike

first_imgMEXICO extended their record number of CONCACAF Gold Cup wins as Jonathan dos Santos’ strike gave them a narrow victory over the United States.LA Galaxy midfielder Dos Santos latched on to a smart Raul Jimenez back heel to fire in off the bar in front of 62,493 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field.Christian Pulisic had a good early chance but US boss Gregg Berhalter said Mexico were the “better team”.“I think we lacked some calmness and composure,” said Berhalter.“When you talk about a step the team needs to take, we’re close but we weren’t there tonight.”The Gold Cup, referred to as the CONCACAF Championship before 1991, crowns the continental champions of North America, Central America and the Caribbean.Mexico now have 11 wins in the tournament’s history, five more than the US, who claimed the biennial tournament in 2017.“This was what we came here for,” said Mexico’s Andres Guardado.“We did it and in an unforgettable setting. We’re very happy. The whole team was spectacular.”Moments after new Chelsea signing Pulisic was denied in a frenetic opening, US striker Jozy Altidore fired wide when one-on-one with the goalkeeper.Guardado headed a Jordan Morris effort off the line after half-time before Dos Santos produced the game’s decisive moment with a clinical left-foot finish.The goal delivered Mexico their eighth success since the tournament was re-branded in 1991.Wolves striker Jimenez finished as the tournament’s joint-second leading scorer on five goals alongside Canada striker Lucas Cavallini – with the 28-year-old’s team-mate Jonathan David on six.(BBC Sport)last_img read more