Associated Press March 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Queta, Utah State beat Colorado St. 62-50 in MWC semifinal Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 18 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked nine shots as Utah State turned back Colorado State 62-50 in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.Second-seeded Utah State meets top-seeded and No. 19 ranked San Diego State in the conference championship Saturday. Justin Bean added 13 points with 11 rebounds for the Aggies, sinking three free throws and grabbing two rebounds in the last 46 seconds. Queta may have just missed a triple double but his nine blocks is a single-game career high.Colorado State was led by Isaiah Stevens’ 15 points and David Roddy chipping in 12 with 10 rebounds. Tags: Mountain West/Mountain West Tournament/Neemias Queta/Utah State Aggies Basketball
Arcade Fire are currently on tour for their Infinite Content Tour, rocking across the UK and Europe in support of their upcoming album Everything Now, co-produced by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter – due out July 28. The indie rockers are having a ton of fun, as displayed through the video below from Thursday night’s show in Edinburgh, Scotland. After a huge show at the Corn Exchange, the band surprised fans with an impromptu jam in the middle of the lobby. They even handed out cups of water to the thirsty fans! It was a trust artist-fan experience.Watch the fun in the video below, as taped by David Price:Setlist: Arcade Fire | Corn Exchange | Edinburgh, Scotland | 6/8/17Wake Up (Acoustic), Everything Now, Signs of Life, Here Comes the Night Time, HaïtiRebellion (Lies), No Cars Go, Neon Bible, Suburban War, Month of May (Tour debut), Ready to Start, Reflektor, Afterlife, We Exist, Creature Comfort, Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) [‘Damian Taylor Remix’ intro][H/T CoS]
Esperanza Spalding is a multiple Grammy Award-winning musician with five studio albums under her belt. The singer-songwriter, bassist, and composer has always been an innovative figure in the jazz world, with her live performances gaining frequent praise for their freedom and spontaneity. Currently, Spalding is back in the studio for a new album, though she has designed a special project around its creation. Dubbed Exposure, Spalding will write, record, and produce a brand-new album in only three days, and she’s live streaming the entire process straight for 77 hours on her Facebook.On the Facebook live stream, the artists notes, “Over just three days, we’re attempting to concept, write, record, and produce an album of ten songs. Entering the studio with nothing prepared. Testing the theory that creations are at their most powerful the moment they’re released. This feed will run uninterrupted for 77 hours. So if there isn’t much going on while you’re here, chances are it’s nap time. Please check back again later.”The feed itself is a fascinating look both at the recording and artistic process. Frequently, when checking in, the stream is fairly mundane, with Spalding humming a tune to herself with a pen in her hand in relative quiet. Other times, you’ll see the singer laying down vocals or Spalder and the other collaborators on the album—singer Lalah Hathaway, the keyboardist Robert Glasper, and the violinist and singer-songwriter Andrew Bird—workshopping songs or drinking coffee and chatting.You can check out the live stream of Esperanza Spalding’s recording of Exposure for yourself below. As noted on the same Facebook post, once the album is recorded, “Only 7,777 records will ever be released, each signed, each package including a piece of the note paper on which we’re writing lyrics, chords and creation-related notes. To reserve a copy, visit found.ee/EspWeb-j.”
Never has the path of international journalism been more perilous, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who was held captive by the Taliban for seven months in the mountainous tribal areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.During the Nieman Foundation’s annual Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture on Thursday (Feb. 4), New York Times correspondent David Rohde described his kidnapping within a wider context of increased threats to journalists who are now less likely to be seen as neutral observers by violent fundamentalists.“Both what I found in the tribal areas and having that unfortunate kidnapping showed me the importance more than ever of the need for journalistic institutions that can send people out to do irreplaceable reporting on the ground and also support reporters if they’re kidnapped,” Rohde said.The Internet’s instant platform has lured young journalists overseas, but “if something goes wrong, those journalists don’t have the backing of major institutions. I was lucky in my case; I did have that backing.”Rohde was a seasoned reporter when he accepted an invitation to interview a Taliban leader in November 2008, just an hour outside Kabul. He had covered the Balkans conflict and had won a Pulitzer for describing the mass execution of 7,000 Bosnian Muslims. He won a second Pulitzer in 2009 as part of a New York Times team that covered Afghanistan and Pakistan. He returned to Afghanistan to work on a book.In retrospect, he said, he should have realized that his kidnapping had long been planned. In harrowing detail, he described his captivity, including his young, fanatical Afghan and Pakistani guards who, through a lack of education and fervor, lived in an “alternative reality” in which America was waging war against Islam, neckties were a secret symbol of Christianity, and Christians sought to live for 1,000 years — which revealed their lack of faith in God.Even though the United States had a policy against paying ransom, his captors believed that the U.S. government would be willing to shell out millions and release Islamic prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to gain Rohde’s release. When he tried to tell them about being held captive by Christian fundamentalists for his work exposing Muslim executions, his captors simply concluded they could get even more money for him.While his captors had beliefs far outside mainstream Islam, he found that the Taliban were able to openly control large areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, creating a “Taliban mini-state” with their own police patrols, schools, and road construction crews.“What I realized very quickly in Pakistan was that the Taliban regime that the United States thought it had toppled in 2001 was alive and thriving; it had simply moved a few miles to the east,” he said.Yet mainstream Afghans and Pakistanis do not necessarily support the Taliban. “The Taliban are oppressive when they rule,” he said, describing several executions. The only way to defeat them, however, is to destroy their safe havens in Pakistan, he said.The Times and other media did not report Rohde’s kidnapping; he managed to escape in June 2009. He freely admitted that the news blackout raised troubling questions about favoritism for kidnapped journalists when others, such as contractors, are also nabbed.During a lively question-and-answer period, Shankar Vedantam, a Nieman Fellow and Washington Post reporter, noted that many crime or kidnapping victims also prefer that “we don’t write about them at all, but we choose to write about them because we say it’s in the public interest.” He added that many governments believe intense media coverage encourages terrorism. “How do you wrestle with it?” he asked Rohde.“Not very well,” Rohde acknowledged. He said he even has qualms about describing his captors, saying the Taliban may love to be perceived by Westerners as fanatical and greedy. “They want to be seen as irrational, they want to be terrifying,” he said. “I wrestle with whether I serve their purposes in writing their story. I don’t have a good answer.”Rohde, who wrote a five-part Times series on his kidnapping, is on leave writing his book and working to help news organizations and families deal with kidnapping and to promote training for reporters in hostile areas. “I hope to help other journalists avoid the mistakes I made,” he said.The annual Joe Alex Morris Jr. Memorial Lecture honors a Los Angeles Times reporter who was killed in 1979 while covering the Iranian revolution. For more information about the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
The Flash follows Barry Allen (Gustin), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may connect to a tragic event from his past. In addition to Valdes and Gustin, the cast of the Arrow spinoff includes Broadway alums Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh and John Wesley Shipp, as well as Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Michelle Harrison and Patrick Sabongui. Well, that was fast! Deadline has reported that The CW has picked up The Flash, set to premiere this fall. As previously reported, the pilot for the superhero series featured Carlos Valdes, who has gone from Once ensemble member to TV superhero, and stars Glee’s Grant Gustin. View Comments
It would seem that Bradley Cooper, who is starring in the Great White Way revival of Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, has London in his sights for the production. The Oscar nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner told London’s Evening Standard :“The West End is amazing and incredible. It would be an honor and exciting to do The Elephant Man in the West End.” Scott Ellis directs the new production, which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2012 and began performances at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on November 7, officially opening on December 7. Cooper is joined on stage by a cast that includes Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through February 15, 2015. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2015 The Elephant Man revolves around the real-life John Merrick (Cooper), a severely disfigured 19th-century Englishman who struggles to live with dignity. Cooper has already visited London twice to research the role. The play premiered on Broadway in 1979 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Play. The Elephant Man Related Shows View Comments
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The Australian government said on Monday it would provide half the funding for the country’s biggest trial to produce hydrogen using solar and wind energy, which could then be used as a back-up for gas supplies.The A$15 million ($11 million) project is being run by gas pipeline company Jemena, which plans to build a 500 kilowatt electrolyser in western Sydney that will use solar and wind power to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.Most of the hydrogen will then be injected into the local gas network, aiming to show that renewable hydrogen could be used for energy storage in Australia’s gas networks, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency said.“As Australia transitions to renewable energy, hydrogen could play an important role as energy storage and also has the effect of decarbonizing the gas network with ‘green’ gas,” the agency’s chief executive, Darren Miller, said in a statement.Some of the hydrogen will also be used in a generator to produce power for the grid and for a hydrogen refueling station for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.Jemena said storing renewable energy as hydrogen in gas networks could prove to be more efficient than batteries, as hydrogen can be stored over weeks and months, while excess renewable energy can only be stored in batteries for minutes or hours. Jemena is owned by State Grid Corp of China and Singapore Power.More: Australia backs hydrogen project to store renewable energy Australian government backs renewables-to-hydrogen demonstration
If ever there was a time for The Americans to blow up, this it.The band – Patrick Ferris, Zac Sokolow, Jake Faulkner, and Tim Carr – is celebrating the release of its latest record, I’ll Be Yours. This foursome has toured with Ryan Bingham, Nick Cave, and Lucinda Williams, twice appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, and were featured in American Epic, a documentary produced by T Bone Burnett, Jack White, and Robert Redford that featured, among others, The Avett Brothers, Taj Mahal, and Willie Nelson.With a hefty resume like that, this new record – which is fantastic – should be just the thing to bring new ears to what is truly a great band well versed in the heritage of real American music.I recently caught up with Patrick Ferris to chat about blending old time music with rock and roll, the new record, and the band’s killer National guitars.BRO – Your band came together due to a common interest in old time music. That is pretty standard here in Virginia, but how does it happen in California?PF – Surprisingly, there’s a vibrant old time scene here in Los Angeles. Early on, we met Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and Frank Fairfield, both of whom are in American Epic with us. The California Feetwarmers are another great act out of L.A.BRO – You are just as likely to feature clawhammer banjo as you are electric guitar during a live set. Is it difficult to do that kind of genre hopping during a show?PF – We don’t think of it as genre hopping, but of course our perspective is warped by being in the band and writing the music. The banjo comes out for our longer, lyrical songs, like “Gospel Roads” and “I’ll Be Yours.” Live, I used to preface them apologetically as “long story” songs, until Jake, our bassist, finally told me one day, “You know, you don’t have to actually call it a ‘long story’ . . . ”BRO – You guys have one of the coolest collections of guitars that I have seen in a long while. What can tell me about those National guitars?PF – All of us love old instruments. Who doesn’t? We’ve done some after-market work on those guitars. Zac sawed off a few of the tuners on his so he could add some Scruggs banjo tuners, and I rewired his pick ups to make it twice as loud.BRO – Who are some of the vintage artists you dig that I should check out?PF – Blind Willie McTell, Robert Wilkins, Johnny Burnett Trio, Memphis Jug Band, Dennis McGee & Sady Courville.BRO – We are featuring “The Right Stuff” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?PF – It’s a song about taking a shot at something and looking back once you’ve whittled down your options. It’s about quitting, and not necessarily gracefully, because it’s the only option left. Not autobiographical, ideally.You can see The Americans over the next week during a run of shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. The band will be in Washington, Vancouver, and Oregon before returning to it’s native California later in the month.For more information on The Americans and the brand new record, I’ll Be Yours, surf over to the band’s website.And be sure to check out “The Right Stuff” on this month’s Trail Mix.More from the Trail Mix blog:
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York SPREAD THE WORDPresident Obama declared the month of January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in order to help raise awareness and bring about an end to these barbaric crimes, which include forced labor, sex trafficking and involuntary domestic servitude. This $32-billion global industry is the fastest-growing and second-largest criminal activity in the world after drug dealing and is linked to arms dealing. Recognize these modern-day horrors. Support awareness efforts. Volunteer. Take a stand. Help spread the word about the importance of ending this evil once and for all.EXPERIENCE JULIAN LENNONFollowing in his father’s footsteps (John Lennon’s “Bermuda Tapes” app was released in November), Jules’ new app delivers songs from his latest album Everything Changes interactively, centered on the feature-length, interview-packed documentary Through The Picture Window. The app has hidden features, high-def videos of all 14 tracks, is available in all formats, and costs $11.99 on iTunes.WATCH THE FOLLOWINGThe absolutely bone-chilling (pun intended) psychological thriller’s second season premieres Jan. 19 at 9 p.m., stars Kevin Bacon and revolves around an Edgar Allan Poe murder cult’s continued serial slayings. Its edge-of-your-seat season one finale was filmed at the Fire Island Lighthouse and leaves us all guessing: Is Joe alive!? Where’s Emma!? How the hell did Hardy survive that knifing!?!? Must-see-to-believe television.LISTEN TO THE PIXIESThe genre-smashing rockers have been creating brand new music and videos, and are currently touring the world, making a pit stop in Port Chester this month. They’ve also been releasing their brand new music and videos independently, on their website www.pixiesmusic.com, some of which has been downloadable for free, such as their new single “Bagboy.” The band just recently announced the release of their second four-song collection, EP-2, containing four more brand new songs: “Blue-Eyed Hexe,” “Magdalena,” “Greens and Blues” and “Snakes.” They’ve posted a music video for “Blue-Eyed Hexe” that’s up on their site now! Check it out, crank up some “Caribou,” “Wave of Mutilation” and free your soul.DOWNLOAD UMANOSelect your favorite topics—politics, sports, entertainment, etc.—and Umano will curate stories from myriad news websites (Wired, New York Magazine, The New York Times, among many others) and deliver them to your smartphone, along with a host of voice actors, who will read them to you. This app also has a car mode, which makes the stories that much easier to cue up and enjoy while cruising along. Oh, and it’s free!VISIT SAGAMORE HILLWhy? Because you live here and it’s TR’s old haunt and even if you have visited it before it was probably on a school field trip decades ago. The mansion is closed until 2015 but the Old Orchard Museum and visitors center are open. TR once gave a campaign speech after being shot!! Surely you can spend time at his homestead and pay some respects to commemorate his death on Jan. 6. And btw, the kids will love it. For more reasons, check out “Rear View.”DRINK A FRUIT SMOOTHIEPeel two bananas, gut some strawberries, spoon that avocado, sprinkle in a few pinches of instant coffee and toss ‘em in a blender—fruit smoothies are a healthy way to re-energize and get those oh-so-crucial vitamins and nutrients into your body’s cells. Which one’s the best and who the hell makes it!? This month’s “Hot Plate” lists some great healthy spots, yet there are so many LI purveyors that logging on to BestOf.LongIslandPress.com is truly the only way to answer these questions! Voting’s over—so let’s see who’s the best!SERVE IN MLK’S HONORThe third Monday of each January—which falls on the 20th this year—is Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday, also known as the MLK Day of Service. What to do? How to serve!? Log on to MLKDay.gov, enter your zip code under “Find A Project” or plan your own, and let’s work together to find solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems and make MLK proud!YOUTUBE “MILEY CAT”The “molly”-dropping train wreck’s appearance on the AMAs is still racking up bajillions of views, not because of her unsexy cat-print two-piece, but undoubtedly for the gigantic floating orange kitten rocketing through space, lip-syncing and crying diamonds behind her. The cute ‘lil kitty’s intergalactic sob story was the brainchild of 22-year-old Long Island native and Hofstra University alum Kyle Wightman and exuded more personality and emotion in one second than the singer did during her entire rendition of “Wrecking Ball.” Worth weathering to see!Or just watch it here:
NAFCU continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The survey also explores potential long-term impacts of the pandemic, including approaches to branching, remote work policies, and operational changes.The results of the survey will be unveiled and discussed during NAFCU’s State of the Industry, June 25, a landmark virtual event that will bring credit union executives and board members together.The complimentary event, underwritten by Mastercard, is set to equip credit union leaders with the data, trends, and takeaways needed to make urgent decisions to keep operations running amid the pandemic and plan for the future. View the full agenda and register now.During the event, participants will also analyze how trends reflected in the survey will impact their credit union and how to adjust strategic planning to position their institutions to power through the pandemic.