Last weekend, the jam band moe. spent three glorious nights in the Big Apple. Starting off at the intimate Stage 48 before moving to the larger PlayStation Theater, this is a band that is playing in their prime. Between the Star Wars-inspired musicians, the guest stars, and just the band doing what they do best, it’s truly a treat to be a fan. Thanks to Paul Citone Photograhy, we have some great images from all three shows. Enjoy them below! For a full gallery of images from Paul Citone, see below: Load remaining images
Friday, July 20th, marked what would have been Chris Cornell‘s 54th birthday. The late Soundgarden and Audioslave singer passed away in May of last year, sending shockwaves through the music community. However, today, Chris Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell, announced that Cornell’s home city of Seattle will raise a statue honoring the late Grammy Award-winning singer in August outside Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.The statue will be raised during a public ceremony on Wednesday, August 29th. Per a press release, “Ms. Cornell commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life size bronze statue showcasing the rock legend in one of his iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, layers and long locks. She has donated the commemorative figure to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. …The statue will be placed on display in front of the Museum of Pop Culture’s gold south entrance, facing 5th Avenue, the ideal location for fans and visitors around the world.”As Vicky Cornell explained,Even though Chris’ music touched the lives of millions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle’s unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father, and husband. … Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle – our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start.As the Museum of Pop’s artistic director, Jasen Emmons, noted, “MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from the Cornell family and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music. … MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide.”
Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, will mark its 375th anniversary with a yearlong celebration highlighting its rich history and its dedication to teaching, learning, innovation, and research.Founded in 1636 as a small school at the edge of a New England wilderness to educate Puritan ministers, today Harvard College and the University’s graduate and professional Schools are filled with students and faculty from every corner of the planet addressing the world’s most pressing problems. Harvard continues to lead a path to the future with an enduring commitment to excellence in education and scholarship.Harvard University President Drew Faust will announce plans for the 375th anniversary celebration at the afternoon Commencement exercises on May 26. The announcement will coincide with the launch of a 375th anniversary website that will contain information about special events and initiatives connected to the yearlong celebration.“With this anniversary celebration we hope to both glance back and leap forward,” Faust said. “We plan to honor Harvard’s rich history and cherished traditions, the great minds that have taught here, and the great minds those teachers have inspired, and we will also focus our energy and attention on the questions that will define our present and our future. The breadth of events and special projects connected to this important milestone will unite alumni, students, faculty, and staff from across the campus and around the world and remind us that Harvard is truly one University with a shared commitment to shaping the future of knowledge.”The anniversary will officially begin with a Harvard-wide celebration in Tercentenary Theatre on the evening of Oct. 14, and will extend through the end of May 2012. The kick-off event will feature special House dinners followed by processions to Tercentenary Theatre, where an entertainment program will be supplemented with music and dancing. The event’s planning committee is coordinating additional activities. The celebration coincides with a major annual convening of volunteers for the Harvard Alumni Association, the Harvard College Fund, and admissions interviewers from around the world. As many as 700 volunteers are expected to be on campus to join the festivities.“We hope that our kick-off celebration in October will inspire the entire Harvard community to commemorate the vitality and richness of Harvard’s past and celebrate its vision for the future. We’re excited that this University-wide event will begin a series of events and activities designed to highlight the ideas and achievements that define us as one University,” said University Marshal Jackie O’Neill.Harvard’s Schools and institutes will also link major happenings during the year to the anniversary, highlighting their own momentum and marking this important University-wide milestone. Harvard Law School, for example, will officially open its new WCC building during the anniversary year.“The new building embodies the commitments to innovative teaching, enhancing students’ experiences, and promoting cross-fertilization among people with diverse backgrounds and approaches that inform our School and also anchor the University’s anniversary,” said Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School. “We are delighted to join our community in the celebration of Harvard’s history and in President Faust’s vision of ‘one University.’”In addition to a diverse array of programs beginning in the fall, including artistic and cultural events as well as lectures and discussions with Harvard scholars, the University will launch a series of special anniversary initiatives to commemorate the 375th celebration, including Harvard Stories, “Explore Harvard: The Yard and Beyond,” and a mobile tour of Harvard Yard.“Future of Knowledge” faculty panelsThroughout the academic year Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) will host a series of panel discussions with young Harvard faculty, those important voices of the next 25 years who will influence the future of knowledge at Harvard.“A commitment to intellectual discovery and great teaching and learning has been the cornerstone of Harvard’s success for 375 years,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “With these panels we hope to explore the advancement of knowledge for solutions and scholarship and examine how we continue to define a 21st century liberal arts education.”“For 375 years, Harvard College has been at the heart of the University,” said Evelynn Hammonds, dean of Harvard College. “This anniversary allows us both to celebrate the national and international contributions of Harvard graduates, and, looking ahead, to articulate again the important role that higher education plays in educating the next generation.”Alumni events across the countryIn addition to engaging in the festivities in Cambridge, alumni will have other opportunities to join the celebration. On the West Coast, “Harvard College ReConnect” — a program sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard College Fund that features exciting faculty speakers and draws nearly 500 alumni — will recognize the 375th anniversary. The flagship “Saturday of Symposia” at the Harvard Club of Boston will do the same. And the Harvard Alumni Association will be reaching out to its network of 190 clubs worldwide and encouraging them to commemorate this historic occasion at their annual meetings, lectures, and other events in the course of the year.Harvard StoriesThrough Harvard Stories, members of the Harvard family will share their Harvard experiences with a worldwide audience. The brief video and audio vignettes will be collected from Harvard alumni, students, faculty, and staff who will discuss how their time at Harvard shaped their lives both at the University and beyond its gates.“Explore Harvard: The Yard and Beyond”“Explore Harvard: The Yard and Beyond” uses campus images from the Harvard Archives and photos taken by Harvard staff as well as accompanying text to document Harvard’s robust 375-year history. The book captures the spirit of Harvard past and present, documenting Harvard’s beginnings, rituals, architecture and landscape, educational environment, and community.Mobile tour of Harvard YardUsing their personal smartphone of choice, virtual and actual visitors to Harvard Yard will be able to explore the famed grassy enclosure with a mobile tour of Harvard Yard. Available as both a native iPhone and a mobile web application, the tour will highlight important landmarks in the Yard with a selection of photos and text, audio, and video.“From a robust series of faculty panels to sharing Harvard’s stories to a capturing the images and spirit of the University on the printed page, the 375th anniversary is a time for the Harvard community to come together to honor its past and imagine its future,” said Faust.
14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers use social media today more than ever before. With Facebook exceeding 1.86 billion users monthly, it’s hard to ignore the power of social media.People are busier than ever, so it’s crucial to interact with consumers through the channels they prefer. Not only is it important to be active on these social media platforms, it’s imperative to know how to market to this audience.Maybe you aren’t sure where to start. Check-out these top tips for social media marketing.Mobile is everythingRemember that statistic about how many people are active on Facebook each month? In December 2016, 1.74 billion were mobile users (up 21% from the previous year).Smartphone users in the U.S. spend more than 87 hours per month on their phones—that’s nearly three hours each day. continue reading »
Press Association Winger Ryan Hall scored a first-half hat-trick of tries as England avoided a potential banana skin in their must-win World Cup Group A match against Ireland. England coach Steve McNamara had accused his players of taking their eye off the ball in their pre-tournament defeat by Italy but this time they looked fully focused from the start as they established an unassailable 30-0 lead after 23 minutes. Hall led the way with three of his side’s eight tries and fellow winger Tom Briscoe made the most of his recall to the side while Kallum Watkins, Rangi Chase and Brett Ferres all touched down to delight a sell-out crowd of 24,375 crowd at Huddersfield. Ireland simply could not get their hands on the ball and they were left clutching at thin air when Tomkins sliced through to get Ferres over for a deserved try which made it 30-0. Ireland demonstrated plenty of resolve and kept their line intact for the rest of the first half but shoddy handling prevented them making a serious tilt at the England line. They raised their game at the start of the second half and a certain amount of niggle began to creep into the match. Playing into a stiff breeze and occasional driving rain, England failed to reproduce the flowing rugby that characterised their first-half play, although Chase lit up proceedings with a delightful show of handling that almost brought him a try. McNamara changed his side around 10 minutes into the second half, switching Sinfield to hooker to give Gareth Widdop a run at stand-off and the Melbourne player quickly made his mark. Widdop’s kick to the corner was palmed back by Briscoe into the arms of the grateful Watkins for England’s seventh try, and Sinfield kicked his fourth goal to extend his side’s lead to 36-0 on the hour. With the game won, McNamara opted to bring off Sinfield and the outstanding Ferres but it did not stop the scoring. Tomkins was always a threat and he showed his class after 68 minutes when he spun out of tackles to open up the Ireland defence before producing a delicate kick for Chase to touch down for England’s eighth try. Widdop’s conversion wrapped up the scoring, although winger Damien Blanch went close to opening Ireland’s account late on as he fumbled Finn’s kick to the corner. There were also valuable contributions from full-back Sam Tomkins, stand-off Rangi Chase and centre Leroy Cudjoe as England bounced back from their opening 28-20 defeat by Australia. They will now need to beat Fiji in their last group game in Hull next Saturday to secure second place, while Ireland must pull off an unlikely win over tournament favourites Australia in Limerick next Saturday to keep their dream alive. England were particularly destructive down their left channel where the Huddersfield duo of Ferres and Cudjoe looked perfectly at home in familiar surroundings. They combined effectively twice in the first 12 minutes to get Hall over for two of the easiest tries he will surely ever score for his country, as he first drew level with Tomkins and then overtook him as England’s all-time leading scorer. As if not to be outdone by his fellow winger, Briscoe struck twice in three minutes to enhance his claim for a regular place ahead of Josh Charnley. He took advantage of an off-balance Pat Richards to touch down Chase’s high kick and then gathered Tomkins’ pass on halfway to sprint half the length of the pitch for his second. England looked full of confidence after their lively start and they delighted the exuberant crowd with a free-flowing move that enabled Hall to complete a 20-minute hat-trick. Skipper Kevin Sinfield began it by putting Watkins through a gap on halfway and handled again before Ferres and Cudjoe combined once more to get the powerful Leeds winger over at the corner.
Allam revealed this week that he put Hull up for sale in April, within a day of the Football Association Council decision to reject his proposed rebrand. But the outspoken Egyptian has kept his options open by beginning a process of arbitration with the FA – not the Court of Arbitration for Sport as originally stated – and will remain at the helm his plans are upheld. Bruce has long played the pragmatist in the ongoing stand-off between Allam and disgruntled sections of the fan-base, but has always been adamant that the local businessman is a positive influence on the club. He is desperate to maintain what has thus far been a productive relationship – last season brought their highest-ever league finish and a first FA Cup final appearance – and expects arbitration to eventually yield a change from Hull City AFC to Hull Tigers. “I think there will be a positive outcome. That means he will stay and he will win his case. I genuinely believe that will be the case,” said Bruce. “Those are my thoughts. We have seen change before. One club (Wimbledon) went from London to Milton Keynes. Arsenal left Highbury…I never thought that would have happened back in the day. “Or Manchester City leaving Maine Road. The fans even sang ‘Maine Road till we die’. “But they moved into a nice new stadium and everyone forgot about it. “If he was looking to leave the KC and move to Sheffield, then I can understand there would be all sorts of arguments raging. “But when you talk about a name change, there is an ‘AFC’ in there. “Does that have to stay? For me, can we find a middle ground? I think we know now what the situation is so let’s see what the Court of Arbitration says. “But I think it has a long course to play.” Hull manager Steve Bruce believes owner Assem Allam will ultimately be successful in his attempt to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers. Press Association
The Ravens wanted to keep Suggs, especially since his departure would leave them with Matthew Judon, Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams as the outside linebackers on the roster. Suggs said Baltimore made him “a handsome offer” to return, but he declined.Instead, what he called “a decision in the last hour” led him to his offseason home.”It was just time,” he said.Cardinals signingSuggs told SN the factors that pushed him to Arizona in free agency “had nothing to do with football.” That shouldn’t be a surprise considering the Cardinals were coming off a 3-13 season, the worst in the NFL, and had not yet drafted quarterback Kyler Murray. They had given Kliff Kingsbury his first NFL head coaching job just two months prior.”It’s going to be very exciting.” – @untouchablejay4 pic.twitter.com/kE4D0YaSId— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 14, 2019Arizona signed Suggs to a one-year, $7 million contract with $700,000 guaranteed, a steep drop in guarantees from those in his last Baltimore contract but technically a raise from the $5.2 million average salary the Ravens were paying him. Suggs has not said how much Baltimore offered in 2019 free agency.”I had to make a decision to come back and play a couple of more years, or whatever I got left,” Suggs said in his introductory media conference after signing with the Cardinals. “I felt like if I wasn’t going to be in a Ravens jersey, there’s only one place I was going to be playing, so here we are.”After recording a pair of sacks in the Cardinals’ season-opening tie with the Lions at home, Suggs’ first away game in an Arizona uniform was at Baltimore — because of course. He recorded three tackles (one solo) in the Cardinals’ 23-17 loss.Suggs’ contributions remained steady as the season played out, but as the team kept losing, priorities shifted. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/82/fa/terrell-suggs-101618-getty-ftrjpg_19ecs1bvdyrc91jrqena9z5ck9.jpg?t=2116062814&w=500&quality=80 Suggs would be placed on waivers, a process in which all NFL teams get a chance to claim a player who’s been cut. The league’s worst team in the standings gets the first claim opportunity, and so on.Reports indicated Suggs would only play for the Ravens after he had been released by the Cardinals. The truth is he was open to other possibilities as long as a criteria was met.”If I was going to play, I (was hoping) for a playoff team,” Suggs said, adding that he didn’t know what he would have done had a non-contender claimed him. Retirement also was an option.Four teams — the Saints, 49ers, Seahawks and Chiefs, per ESPN — placed claims on Suggs. Thanks to Kansas City’s early-season losses to Indianapolis, Houston, Green Bay and Tennessee, it had the worst record of the bunch.”Coach (Andy) Reid called me,” Suggs said when asked why he agreed to report to a team not named the Ravens. “It didn’t take much convincing. My biggest fear was that I wouldn’t fit in. And he was like, ’Trust me, you can fit in here.'” (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ef/6c/terrell-suggs-013120-getty-ftrjpg_1m67eaa2vw0kn1ly8u822us0wa.jpg?t=-61178153&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/23/f1/terrell-suggs-013120-getty-ftrjpg_12ift72wfu6cp1khji0g0b2ir4.jpg?t=-61150089&w=500&quality=80 Cut by Cardinals, claimed by ChiefsOn Dec. 13, shortly after the Cardinals announced they had released Suggs, Kingsbury told reporters the decision was mutual. Still, it was considered a surprise.Suggs had signed with Arizona for personal reasons more so than football reasons. Why leave? The team had just three games left in what had become a lost season, and it could have opted to simply let Suggs’ contract expire as 2020 arrived. Why cut him?”As the season’s gone on, out of playoff contention, we wanted to see what we had in some younger players,” Kingsbury explained at the time. “We felt like it was the best move for both parties.” MIAMI — Terrell Suggs sat down at a table, clad in a bright red jersey and a matching red hat. This is what the 37-year-old edge rusher imagined for himself at this point in his NFL career, a fresh look with new colors after he had spent 16 years in Ravens purple and black.The seven-time Pro Bowler shook his head in disbelief, though, when asked by a reporter sitting at the same table whether he could have anticipated that his red hat would feature a Chiefs logo rather than a Cardinals logo, and that his red jersey would feature a Super Bowl 54 patch above his right breast. “I never in a million years at the end of last year,” Suggs said, pausing before continuing. “Y’all would have been like, ‘Yo, you’ll be playing in the Super Bowl with the Chiefs next year.’ … What?!”MORE: SN experts predict and make their picks for Super Bowl 54Suggs spent much of his teenage and early adult football life in Arizona, playing high school ball in a Phoenix suburb and setting records in college at Arizona State. He felt a return to the desert upon the expiration of his Ravens contract would be an ideal way to end what likely will be dubbed a Hall of Fame career, so he joined the Cardinals on a one-year deal in free agency. The plan was going smoothly until Arizona cut him just three weeks before the end of the 2019 regular season.Arizona at the time had just lost its sixth straight game to fall to 3-9-1. Suggs technically had started every game, racking up 5.5 sacks in the process, but his role had been reduced as the year progressed. Needless to say, even though he has played sparingly over the last month and a half in Kansas City, Suggs is relieved to have been picked up by the Chiefs.The relationship is mutually beneficial. Kansas City gets an injection of veteran leadership in its locker room and a situational boost to its pass rush. Suggs gets a trip to the Super Bowl for the second time in his career.This twist of fate occurred quickly. Below is a timeline that details how the Baltimore legend arrived in Kansas City after his 13-game detour in Arizona.End of Ravens careerBy the time Baltimore’s 2018 season ended with a wild-card playoff loss to the LA Chargers, “T-Sizzle” had played in 247 games for the Ravens and recorded a franchise record 132.5 sacks. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft and 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year had never even flirted with free agency.He knew that would change in March of 2019, when the contract extension he signed in 2014 that paid him $28.5 million over four years was set to expire.”You don’t make a decision like that just spur of the moment,” Suggs told Sporting News at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl hotel. “I just kind of lived with it. Put it down, stopped thinking about it for a while. Was a dad.” Reid was right. The Chiefs, who in claiming Suggs agreed to pay the $352,941 left on his Cardinals contract, immediately benefited from his presence. Multiple players during Super Bowl week cited Suggs’ impact from a leadership perspective. On the field, he registered a sack in the Week 17 win over the LA Chargers that earned Kansas City a first-round playoff bye. He batted down a pass in a key moment of the AFC championship game against Tennessee.Now Suggs is back in the Super Bowl, and such an extreme rise in this portion of the rollercoaster he has experienced over the last year still baffles him.”This part is shocking,” a wide-eyed Suggs said, pointing at that Super Bowl patch on his bright red Chiefs jersey. “But it’s been a good shocking.”
Mark Cassidy leaving court at previous sitting. Pic copyright of Northwest News pix.A man has appeared in court charged with trying to bomb a house in Letterkenny.Former soldier Mark Cassidy appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday in connection with the attack outside a house in Manor View Park. The incident happened on November 22nd, 2013.Cassidy pleaded guilty to two different charges in connection with the incident outside the home of Alan Coyle.Cassidy is charged with having in his possession an explosive substance which could endanger life or cause damage to property.He was also charged on the same date with having an article in his possession, namely an improvised explosive device, that caused damage to a Mitsubishi Pajero Jeep.Cassidy, who is currently serving a jail sentence for another offence, pleaded guilty to both charges.The case was adjourned until next April at the request of Cassidy’s barrister Mr Peter Nolan who asked that his client be attended by a psychiatrist and that a probation report also be carried out.Judge John Aylmer also invited the victims of the incident, namely Alan Coyle, his wife Geraldine and their daughter Katie to come along to court on that occasion to give their victim impact statements.FORMER SOLDIER ADMITS PLANTING BOMB IN LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATE was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alan CoylebombLetterkenny Circuit CourtMARK CASSIDY