Today, Radiohead will make their return to Glastonbury Festival with a headlining set at the Pyramid Stage. The highly-awaited performance marks the return globally-renowned British band’s return to the UK’s most famous festival, a performance which was announced in October with a photo of the band’s bear logo emblazoned on the grass on the empty festival grounds:Radiohead have become somewhat synonymous with Glastonbury over the years. They have headlined the event twice before (in 1997 and 2003), with both sets considered to be all-time classic Glastonbury performances. They also performed a secret set at the festival’s Park Stage in 2011 when road testing the material from their album The King Of Limbs. Thom Yorke has even been known to pop up at the festival’s many smaller venues and cafes to perform DJ sets as well. The band clearly feel comfortable at Glastonbury, today’s performance promises to be a triumphant return after their last performance on the Pyramid Stage fourteen years ago.Thanks to BBC TV and BBC Radio, even those of us not in attendance will be able to enjoy the performance in real time. For those tuning in from the UK, you can watch live video of the show on BBC TV. For everyone else, you can listen to the audio stream of the concert via BBC Radio, beginning at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. You can catch the stream here. As the radio stream description explains: “Gideon Coe begins a summer of festival coverage with Radiohead live from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. This will be the band’s third time headlining Glastonbury, following historic stints in 1997 and 2003. Listeners will be able to experience all the excitement and build up to the set and reactions afterwards. There will also be live music from Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals, Sleaford Mods and Angel Olson will be joining Gideon for a chat in the studio after her performance on the Park Stage earlier in the evening.”The performance also comes on the same day that the band releases their new box set OKNOTOK in honor of the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed album OK Computer. In addition to the remastered tracks from the original album, the special edition will also include three previously unreleased tracks—“I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War”—and eight B-sides.[h/t – Pitchfork]
RELATED NEWS: “The Frankfurt-Dubrovnik direct winter air route has been running for the third year in a row within the framework of strategic projects of the Croatian Tourist Board, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines. She added that at the initiative of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines, all open hotels in Dubrovnik participate in winter programs during the winter. Vlašić expressed her satisfaction with the excellent air connections between the two cities and the number of German tourists, who are in 3rd place in the top list of the most numerous guests in Dubrovnik, “she said. Director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Romana Vlašić. More about the program of the event “Magical winter in Dubrovnik”Look HERE By the way, in 2018 there were 77 German guests, 723% more than in the previous year, and they realized 22 overnight stays, 273% more than in 764. At the end of last week, a presentation of Dubrovnik and direct flights Frankfurt – Dubrovnik was held in Frankfurt for about fifty German travel agents and tourist journalists, co-organized by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, the Croatian national carrier Croatia Airlines and the Croatian Tourist Board. In the Croatian restaurant Damiro Westsite in the center of Frankfurt, the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Frankfurt, Romeo Draghicchio, emphasized that the promotion of Dubrovnik in the winter months fits into the strategic plans of Croatian tourism which aim to extend the season in which Dubrovnik Frankfurt and its surroundings are an ideal area for attracting additional guests even in winter due to the direct winter connection. This winter, Dubrovnik will be connected with seven world capitals (Frankfurt, London, Istanbul, Warsaw, Rome, Barcelona and Athens) and with its domestic destination, Zagreb. The director of the Croatia Airlines branch in Frankfurt, Mato Radić, presented the winter flight schedule with an emphasis on the direct flight Frankfurt-Dubrovnik, three times a week during the winter months, while the director of Obzor putovanja in Zagreb, Silvana Turčić, presented the winter package arrangement for Dubrovnik. The Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik has designed and printed leaflets about all events during the winter in Croatian, English and German, which will be available to all visitors to the city in the information offices of the Tourist Board. DUBROVNIK EXPECTS OVER HRK 10 MILLION IN REVENUE FROM THE TOURIST FEE FOR CRUISES
“We’ve learned a lot over the past seven months. We’ll follow the government, as it knows the situation better,” Djonny said as quoted by kompas.com.”We’re in tatters right now, but we should not put blame on anybody,” he added.Previously, Djonny said the association had established several health protocol plans for the reopening of cinemas and had presented them to the city administration.”We’ve gone through a long process, such as making a proposal and presenting it. We just need to wait for the right timing,” he said.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Wednesday that the administration would reimpose a stricter PSBB policy as COVID-19 cases in the capital continued to rise. He said the policy would come into effect on Monday.As of Friday, Jakarta had confirmed 51,635 COVID-19 cases, with 11,696 active cases and 1,365 fatalities.Read also: Medical association advises 3-week PSBB period for JakartaThe capital city has seen a spike in new infections in the past few weeks, which has strained the city’s healthcare system.The isolation and intensive care unit (ICU) bed occupancy rates in the capital reached 77 percent and 83 percent respectively on Wednesday. The city has 4,053 isolation room beds and 528 ICU beds remaining.The Jakarta Health Agency predicted that the city would run out of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by December if cases continued to increase at the current pace and if no intervention were made to increase hospital capacity. (nal)Topics : Shopping malls in Jakarta will likely cease operation for a second time when large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) are reinstated in the capital on Monday, an official has said.”In the early stage of PSBB back in March, the Jakarta administration also temporarily shut down shopping malls,” Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency acting head Gumilar Ekalaya said on Thursday.The malls’ daily needs retailers, such as supermarkets, might be allowed to stay open, he said, while restaurants inside shopping malls might be permitted to provide delivery services only. The Jakarta administration will postpone its plan to reopen movie theaters in the city.”We’ll put off the cinema reopening plan,” Gumilar said, adding that officials were awaiting the issuance of a gubernatorial regulation detailing the PSBB measures.Indonesian Cinema Owners Association (GPBSI) head Djonny Syafruddin said the association was ready to follow the Jakarta administration’s instructions.Read also: Satellite cities undecided about following Jakarta with strict virus curbs
Published on February 12, 2015 at 12:01 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman James Dunleavy remembers getting a text from his head coach the first week of 2010.The University of Southern California men’s basketball team had just won its first two games of conference play after starting 8-4, and the sophomore guard felt that the Trojans had a good shot at making the NCAA Tournament.But then it all came crashing down.“We get a random text message saying we had a team meeting and we had no idea what it was about,” Dunleavy said.The university was self-imposing a one-year postseason ban for the men’s basketball program. The sanctions were a result of a USC investigation that found NCAA rules violations relating to improper benefits received by O.J. Mayo, who played for the team during the 2007–08 season, and didn’t involve anyone on USC’s roster at the time — similar to the situation Syracuse faces now.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban on Feb. 4, prohibiting the Orange from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, NCAA Tournament and the National Invitation Tournament.The Trojans’ realistic postseason hopes were dashed as Syracuse’s now are, meaning players couldn’t fully showcase themselves to pro scouts and coaches had to find a way to keep the players motivated and recruits on board.“Trying to take each game and breaking down the points of each game to get guys excited for it,” said Bob Cantu, a USC assistant in 2009–10, about Syracuse’s situation. “It’s really hard, it’s very difficult. It’s one of the most challenging things as a coach.”Along with the postseason ban, USC self-imposed a reduction of one scholarship for two years, a reduction in the number of coaches able to take part in off-campus recruiting during that summer and a reduction in the total number of recruiting days by 20 days for the 2010–11 academic year.The self-imposed ban also vacated all of the team’s wins during the 2007–08 regular season and returned the money it received through the then Pacific-10 Conference for its participation in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.The NCAA later came down with its own sanctions in 2010, penalizing USC for a lack of institutional control for the case of Mayo as well as incidents related to the university’s football and women’s tennis programs.In Syracuse’s case, the cause of the self-imposed penalty occurred between 2007 and 2012. Mayo, who was taken third overall in the 2008 NBA Draft, was no longer with USC when the university self-imposed sanctions.When the USC announcement dropped, Dunleavy said he and his teammates didn’t understand.“To be honest, it’s a tough situation for us,” Dunleavy said. “We just felt like it was unfair to punish our current team at that time in that current season.”Carl Marziali, assistant vice president for media and public relations at USC, referred questions to the university’s official release regarding its self-imposed sanctions. Clare Pastore, the faculty athletic representative at USC, declined to comment for this story.USC’s top players, including guard Dwight Lewis and forward Nikola Vucevic, didn’t get to showcase their talents for NBA scouts in that postseason, a fate which SU’s Rakeem Christmas will also have to deal with.“I felt that it was very difficult for the senior class especially because they wouldn’t be able to play in front of NBA scouts,” said Ryan Wetherell, a senior guard on the 2009–10 USC team. “I know a lot of my teammates were upset about not being able to use that opportunity to further their basketball career.”From a coaching standpoint, Cantu said it wasn’t easy to keep the players motivated and that the atmosphere around the team became “deflating.” He emphasized how the captains need to step up — as SU’s Christmas, Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije did in releasing a statement Feb. 4 — and buy in to the idea of playing for something bigger than just a tournament.In 2010, USC finished the season 6-10 after its self-imposed sanctions. Syracuse is 1-1 since self-imposing its sanctions and is about to face five teams in the next six games that are currently ranked in the Top 10.Syracuse’s players have vowed to finish the season together and stay strong as a unit despite a set end date to its season. But, in USC’s similar case, it wasn’t that simple.“Guys always said and did the right things, but it obviously took its toll,” Dunleavy said. “It’s easy to say we’re going to bond around this and we’re going to play for each other, but at the end of the day, it’s tough.”-Asst. News Editor Justin Mattingly, [email protected], contributed reporting to this article. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
“This occasion is, indeed, cause for celebration, but it is also a timely reminder of the historic importance of the Haitian Revolution and its continued significance as a symbol of triumph over adversity in the quest for liberty, equality and control of national destiny,” LaRocque said in his congratulatory message to President Jovenel Moise.He said Haiti’s leadership as it represented CARICOM at major hemispheric and global fora, including the G7 and the Quartet of the Community for Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC), earlier this year was highly appreciated.“These were important opportunities to articulate the interests and concerns of the Community to the most influential global actors,’ LaRocque said, adding that the 15-member grouping was looking forward to Haiti’s continued efforts to participate fully in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), which allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labor and services across the region.He said Port au Prince’s participation “will be of great assistance in creating an enabling environment for enhancing the welfare and advancement of all its citizens.”Haiti gained its political independence on January 1, 1804 after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a former slave, led the revolutionaries at the Battle of Vertieres on November 18, 1803 where the French forces were defeated. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Haiti on its 215th anniversary of independence noting that the resilience, courage and determination of Haitians continue to be an inspiration to all.
Lille’s cracking 3-1 win against Saint-Étienne on Saturday afternoon keeps them second in Ligue 1 and three points clear of Marseille. The game also showcased their young Bip Bip strikeforce – Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan Ikoné and Nicolas Pépé – who picked up their name from the cartoon Bip Bip et Coyote, the French version of The Road Runner – and are using their speed and trickery to rival PSG’s very own MCN trio. Share on WhatsApp Read more 15Caen9-310 Hide Get French Football News 11Rennes9-211 • Nantes battled their way to a draw at Lyon last Saturday but, with the club still sitting second bottom in the league, their president, Waldemar Kita, still decided to sack manager Miguel Cardoso. Kita’s son Franck, the general director at the club, had struggled to convince his father that Cardoso was the right appointment in the summer in the first place. Cardoso’s ideas were very different from those of his predecessor, Claudio Ranieri, and he lacked the players to implement them, so most observers thought he would need time. Kita senior disagreed. Worryingly, incoming coach Vahid Halilhodzic – who managed Lille, PSG and Rennes around the turn of the century – presided over Nantes’ worst result yet this season, as they lost 3-0 at Atlantic derby rivals Bordeaux on Sunday. “Coach Vahid”, as the Bosnian is known because of his tactical nous, is Kita’s 13th managerial appointment in his 11 years as president. With Nantes already four points from safety in an extremely competitive bottom half, Kita’s perpetually itchy finger could finally prove the club’s downfall.Ligue 1 results 12Nice9-611 Cristiano Ronaldo scoring for Juventus is just a goal, nothing else Kylian Mbappeé scored four goals in 13 minutes as PSG beat Lyon 5-0 in Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images 1PSG92627 Pinterest Facebook 18Monaco9-46 Was this helpful? Twitter Alavés revel in beautiful madness and pile pressure on Lopetegui’s Madrid Read more PosTeamPGDPts Share on Twitter Ligue 1 table 4Montpellier9516 5St Etienne9-115 Share on Messenger European club football Share on Pinterest 17Reims9-510 14Nimes9-310 Thank you for your feedback. Paris Saint-Germain 13Amiens9-210 Lille are yet to face Lyon or PSG this season, but in their last two matches they have recorded a comprehensive 3-0 win over Marseille and beaten a well organised Saint-Étienne side who arrived at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in fourth place after three straight wins. They have now scored 17 goals in just nine league games this season.Their top scorer so far, Bamba, has been a fixture in Ligue 1 for some time now, having made his debut in 2015 aged just 18. He came into his own while playing for Saint-Étienne last season, when he scored seven goals all campaign – a figure he has already equalled this season. The braces he picked up against Marseille and Saint-Étienne in the last two weekends also show he can also be effective against Lille’s toughest opponents.Ikoné, the youngest of the trio at just 20, is also burnishing his reputation this season after a fitful 18 months on loan at Montpellier, but Pépé is the player who is really taking the league by storm. With six goals and four assists, the 23-year-old has been involved in more than half of Lille’s 19 league goals. He is a far cry from the player who struggled to get a game at Angers behind the then on-loan Bamba 18 months ago.Like many players who have emerged in French football in recent times – including Ikoné and Bamba – Pépé comes from the Paris suburbs, but he started his career with Poitiers, then in France’s fifth division. He impressed enough to be signed by Angers at the age of just 16. He has been well supported by his family along the way, with his father even registering as a coach to help his son.Uncapped by France’s youth sides, Pépé’s progression was accelerated by a surprise call-up from the Ivory Coast in November 2016 for a match against France. Despite his status as an international, he often looked like a mercurial talent for Angers so the jury was still out on him when Lille decided to pay €9m for his services in the summer of 2017.Lille signed Pépé at the behest of Marcelo Bielsa not for his achievements (he had scored just three times that season), but for his raw potential. Bielsa recognised Pépé’s talent, but he did little to foster it, using him as a central striker after the departures of Nicolas de Préville and Eder. He struggled to adjust to the pressure of being a starter in the top flight for the first time and his profligacy made him a target for the fans’ ire as relegation continued to threaten the side, even after Bielsa was dismissed. However, with the arrival of Lebo Mothiba, Pépé was at last able to play alongside a natural striker and he became a devastatingly effective force as a right-sided forward, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in the second half of last season. Only Florian Thauvin and Memphis Depay were involved in more goals in that span in Ligue 1. 16Dijon9-410 2Lille91019 7Bordeaux9214 10Angers9-111 6Lyon9214 9Strasbourg9312 Show Read more 19Nantes9-86 This season, only Neymar and Kylian Mbappé have been more decisive than Pépé. While his success has been a long time coming, there was little doubt he would succeed among those who saw him emerge. “It’s the culmination of the work he’s done,” reflected Abdel Bouhazama, the reserve manager and academy director at Angers. Bouhazama was instrumental in getting Angers’ academy up and running as they earned promotion, and he regards Pépé as the “flag-bearer” in the club’s renewed focus on youth.Barcelona and Arsenal have apparently expressed interest, which could easily cause a young player to lose focus, but Pépé says he has a clear “career plan” and is unfazed by attention from Europe’s elite, having rejected Lyon this summer. His performances in recent weeks have been exhilarating as he has scored goals, set them up and facilitated Bamba’s good form. Whatever the future holds for Pépé, he and the rest of Bip Bip have made Lille, so dire last season, Ligue 1’s biggest surprise, and there’s nothing cartoonish about that.Ligue 1 talking points Topics Quick guide Ligue 1 results Lille Share via Email Toulouse 1-1 NiceNimes 0-0 ReimsGuingamp 1-1 MontpellierAngers 2-2 StrasbourgAmiens 1-0 DijonLille 3-1 St EtiennePSG 5-0 LyonMonaco 1-2 RennesMarseille 2-0 CaenBordeaux 3-0 Nantes Share on LinkedIn Marcelo Bielsa features 3Marseille9516 Ligue 1 8Toulouse9-213 • Recent encounters between the top four in Ligue 1 have tended to match or exceed expectations, but PSG’s home games have proved an exception to this rule. Cauldrons at the Vélodrome and Parc OL are replaced with the oddly subdued, run-of-the-mill atmosphere that accompanies the quintessential Parisian stroll, despite their ultras’ best efforts, while the matches themselves often play out in similar fashion. On this occasion, PSG’s 5-0 thrashing of Lyon on Sunday night was enlivened by a degree of spite. Following a VAR review, PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe was rightly dismissed after an over-the-ball lunge on Tanguy N’Dombélé, before Lyon’s Lucas Tousart followed with a trip on Kylian Mbappé and a second yellow just before half-time, the score still at 1-0. Neymar’s yellow could easily have been a different colour as well. As space opened up after the break, Kylian Mbappé scored four goals in 13 minutes to help PSG win their ninth match in a row, a record in the French top flight. With PSG eight points clear at the top of the table, the title race is already over. Remembering Michael Jackson’s peculiar relationship with football 20Guingamp9-125 Share on Facebook Reuse this content