Damon Albarn Says New Gorillaz Album Is Complete, Live Rehearsals Are In Action

first_img@_JackWinstanley he told me he’d got a new hat for the gorillaz tour and started dancing I’m literally crying— Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 22, 2017Dope.[H/T Dancing Astronaut] One lucky fan had a glorious interaction with Damon Albarn of Gorillaz, who apparently revealed that the new album is “finished” and that live tour rehearsals are currently in practice. Jack Winstanley was waiting outside a venue that he works at when he scored the conversation with Albarn, then proceeded to share the news with the world in a series of tweets. See below:DAMON FUCKING ALBARN pic.twitter.com/z4ZQ5z0asA— Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 22, 2017 @sidneyphlegm he says they’ve just finished the album and they’re rehearsing right now!! — Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 23, 2017last_img read more

Team India Sponsorship Transfer Raises Questions On Transparency

first_imgNew Delhi: Virat Kohli and boys are set to sport a new logo on their jerseys from September as Oppo will be replaced by Byju’s — the Bangalore-based educational technology and online tutorial firm — as the team sponsor. But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials believe that a fresh bidding process if Oppo isn’t keen to continue should have been the process as that would not only make it a transparent route, but also give the board an opportunity to get a better deal.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said that rather than merely transferring ownership, looking at a fresh bidding process could have helped and also that would have been a transparent procedure.“Transparency is a bigger issue now than before. The question that is really playing on the mind is that what if a better value could have been obtained at this stage. Essentially the rights would have been assigned to another company without a process that is transparent,” the official pointed.Echoing the sentiments another official also pointed at how CEO Rahul Johri should have informed the board officials about the whole discussion on the transfer of sponsorship.“The most troubling thing is that the CEO appears to be clueless. Why are such important things not being communicated to the BCCI? Is someone under the misconception that he owns the BCCI instead of being employed by it? These are not day to day affairs for sure,” the official said.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had a discussion on this in their meeting on June 7 and they wanted the legal team to look into the matter and get back to them. There was no mention of bringing the office-bearers into the picture.Oppo was paying BCCI Rs 4.61 crore per bilateral match and Rs1.56 crore for an ICC hosted match. Before that, STAR India used to pay Rs 1.92 crore per bilateral match and Rs 61 lakh for an ICC match. Star didn’t want to bid after their term got over as they didn’t want to invest at a time when there was internal turmoil in the board.Another official pointed at the turn of events with regards to team sponsors in the last few seasons and said: “There are only two alternate conclusions that can be drawn from this development and none of them are positive. One is that Oppo did not think continuing in that role was viable and the other is that Oppo is possibly making more from deal in which case it means that the true value had not been achieved in the first case,” the official rued. IANS Also Read: ‘Managing Indian Players’ Workload With Eye On World T20 Tough’last_img read more

Jenn Gilligan guides Syracuse to 3-1 win against Penn State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ First, senior goalie Jenn Gilligan kneeled down to the ground and fell on a puck that came in fast and low. A few minutes later, she leaned to the right and made herself bigger as a puck that was destined for the top shelf got pushed away by her upper body. Later on she snatched an incredibly fast-moving puck right out of midair. And that was all just in the first period.Penn State jumped out to a fast start, Gilligan’s nine saves in the first 20 minutes kept the Nittany Lions scoreless.Gilligan’s strong play helped save a Syracuse (8-9-1, 5-1-1 College Hockey America) team that didn’t have its “A” game in a 3-1 win over conference rival Penn State (4-10-3, 1-3-3) on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion.“Jenn kept us in that game … that’s why you want a veteran goalie. (For when) the going gets tough,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.The Orange came out flat to start the game and played tentatively for much of the contest. The puck was stuck in the Syracuse zone for much of the period as Penn State repeatedly probed and got shots off. SU racked up three penalties in the first period, which meant there were long stretches in which it was playing down a player.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere were several times throughout that first period when Orange defenders came over to give Gilligan a slight tap, showing their gratitude for her outstanding play.“It’s great to have Gilly back there playing hard in the net. … I don’t think people realize it as much … the way she’s out there, talking to us, settling us down, it’s just really good to have,” senior defender Nicole Renault said.Gilligan’s lone blemish came toward the end of the second period. With 15 minutes already elapsed, junior PSU forward Amy Peterson slipped behind the Syracuse defense and had a one-on-one with Gilligan. Peterson skated straight down the middle until she was a few feet away from the goal, when she leaned to the right and snuck the puck right under Gilligan’s leg.A dejected looking Flanagan put his head down as the Nittany Lions goal tied the score at 1-1.“She just came in with speed, you gotta tip your hat to her,” Gilligan said. “I tried to take away the low ice as quickly as I could and she made a nice move and put it in. Nothing you can really do about it.”Even though the game was tied, Syracuse still didn’t play with as much as intensity as it has in past games. Flanagan pointed out that even after the first period, Gilligan made “four or five really good saves” to keep the Orange a goal away from the lead.Gilligan’s strong game was rewarded. With three minutes and 17 seconds left in the game, junior forward Jessica Sibley found herself right in front of the goalie and slapped in a puck that was originally shot by senior Melissa Piacentini, to give the Orange a lead that it wouldn’t relinquish.Gilligan talked about how that goal served as a stress reliever. After playing such a strong game, she finally started playing with a lead again, only needing to hold on for a few more minutes to give her team the lead.She stressed the importance of taking things slowly in games like these, when the whole team seems to be struggling.“You just gotta kinda stay in the game, and take it one shot at a time,” Gilligan said. “That’s what the team did, that’s what I did, and we came out with the victory.” Comments Related Stories Melissa Piacentini notches 100th career point in win over Penn Statecenter_img Published on December 5, 2015 at 12:00 am Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Wellington Council to extend sewer service to athletic facilities at Sellers Park; buy 3 new police cars

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Thank you for your input. -8 Vote up Vote down Taxpayer · 338 weeks ago How in the world can any type of mower deck cost $19,000?.? If they police force could solve or stop some of the thefts in this town i would have no issue giving them a new car, but i think it should be merit based… You solve a crime, you get a point… 10 points = a new car Report Reply 2 replies · active 338 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 338 weeks ago OK, cant we ask somebody… how come we have to buy a new police car to replace the one that was wrecked trying to catch a shoplifter at the dollar store? Don’t we have insurance for that, and wasn’t it covered? It’s one thing to buy new beefed-up “pursuit cars” for these guys every two years and outfit them with expensive/cool bells and whistles, but seriously… why new cars so often… this isn’t exactly Chicago or Atlanta, ya know… we’re not chasing the mob or bank robbers every day – and why doesn’t insurance cover the accident? Please see if the City can explain … Report Reply 2 replies · active 338 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down 20white92 · 338 weeks ago Council meetings are open forums, go ask them! Report Reply 1 reply · active 338 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Info is there · 337 weeks ago It took me exactly 30 seconds to find the meeting agenda for this meeting, posted by the Monday prior to the meeting. Try this link: http://cityofwellington.net/wellingtoncitycouncil… If you can visit this website, you can find that information…it’s all online. The next step is to show up, or at least contact your council members, if you have input on any upcoming decision. You’d be surprised how little work it actually takes to get informed, and get involved. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 337 weeks ago I’ll try to do a better job of posting the city council agenda as well before the meeting. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 337 weeks ago yay! thanks to Info is there and Cue. Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council has voted to proceed with a project increasing sewer capabilities for residence on the northeast side of the community and provide utilities to the newly built concession stand at 9th Street ball field and the concession stand at the football stadium.A new 12-inch sewer line will be constructed for $166,725 which will start on Harvey Street near the railroad museum, go north through Sellers Park at the creek to 9th Street, over to Cherry Street, then up to Douglass Street and north to Waldo Street where it will connect into another existing sewer line.Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said a new higher capacity sewer line is needed to address the increased development in the area. Oak Tree Inn is building a 110-room lodging complex, a 48-unit apartment complex is being built next to Wellington Wal-Mart Super Center, and there are remaining lots at Settler’s Creek that need to be sold.Collins said the project needs to be completed as quickly as possible since baseball is right around the corner. The project won’t be completed this spring but could be within the summer. Time is an essence, since youth baseball games are played on 9th Street especially with the Wellington Heat playing at Sellers Park. This item was budgeted.•••••Police car purchase The council voted to purchase three 2014 Chevrolet Impala Sedan police cars for $66,508 from Countryside Motors. Bids were sent out to two of the local car dealerships. Collins said Koehn Motors elected not to submit a bid.The two vehicles will replace to 2008/09 police cruisers. The third one was totaled in an automobile accident.•••••In other business:•The council approved the bid from Oxford Saw & Mower to purchase a new front deck mower for the Park Department for $19,000;•The council approved the bid from Countryside Motors for a new mower for the Lake Department for $12,500.•Council member John Brand was named to the Special Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.•John Tracy and Kelly Green were named to be part of the formation of the Water Conservation Incentive Committee.•Kelli McComb and Dennis Guinn were appointed to the Wellington Housing Authority. Melissa Janzen was appointed to the Wellington Library Board.last_img read more