2 Mar

Watch David Byrne Sing Prince Karaoke In Portland Over The Weekend

first_imgAt the karaoke bar, Byrne signed himself up to sing some Prince, offering up his own take on The Purple One’s mega-hit, “When Doves Cry”, the lead single off 1984’s Purple Rain. Based on social media accounts of what went down at the Alibi Tiki Lounge, it also looks like Byrne stuck around before and after his surprise cameo karaoke performance, hanging with fans and the staff at the bar. You can check out videos of David Byrne’s karaoke cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” below. [H/T Portland Mercury] [Video: J Thomas]Scroll left on this Instagram post to find a longer video of David Byrne’s Prince cover.center_img On Sunday night, David Byrne rolled through Portland, Oregon, performing a sold-out show at the Keller Auditorium as part of his ongoing and utterly fabulous American Utopia tour. However, on Saturday night, Byrne took advantage of his night off over Memorial Day Weekend, stopping by Portland’s Alibi Tiki Lounge and surprising a whole bunch of fans along the way.last_img read more

18 Jan

Todrick Hall Will Headline Kinky Boots on Broadway

first_img Related Shows He’s recently outta Oz, and now he’s heading to Broadway. YouTube star Todrick Hall will return to the Great White Way to headline Kinky Boots. He takes over for Alan Mingo Jr. in the role of Lola beginning November 1.Hall recently concluded the national tour of his show Straight Outta Oz. Prior to his YouTube fame, Hall appeared on Broadway in The Color Purple and Memphis. He has collaborated with dozens of Broadway names, including Shoshana Bean and Jay Armstrong Johnson, in his videos. He also collaborated with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his variety series HitRecord on TV and was a semi-finalist on season nine of American Idol..Featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from a local drag queen. Together, these two become an unstoppable team, and find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.In addition to Mingo Jr., the current cast of Kinky Boots features Aaron C. Finley as Charlie, Haven Burton as Lauren, Shannon O’Boyle as Nicola, Daniel Stewart Sherman as Don and Marcus Neville as George.Hall is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre through March 5, 2017. Take a look at Hall putting the sex in the heel below! View Comments Kinky Bootscenter_img Todrick Hall(Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images) Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

20 Dec

Santos: Chávez Made Commitment Not to Allow Guerrilla Groups in Venezuela

first_img Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez made a commitment to his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos “not to allow the presence of armed groups in his territory,” the Colombian president affirmed Tuesday at the conclusion of a summit in Santa Marta (Colombia). “President Chávez reiterated to me today that he is not going to allow the presence of armed groups in his territory. I believe that this is an important step for maintaining this relationship on firm foundations,” Santos told the press. Chávez and Santos agreed Tuesday to restore diplomatic relations between their countries, which were broken off on 22 July following the allegation by Alvaro Uribe’s prior Colombian administration that Colombian guerrillas were taking refuge in Venezuela. By Dialogo August 13, 2010last_img read more

18 Dec

Credit unions and data lakes – The next wave

first_imgIn two previous OnApproach blogs, the concept of a data lake was defined and differentiated from a traditional data warehouse. Yet, a key point was a data lake and a data warehouse are not mutually exclusive. In fact, a structured data warehouse could be a subset of an overall data lake architecture.Simply stated, a data lake is an effective way to store and access very large quantities of data.What does this mean for credit union decision makers?Delving into these questions, OnApproach Senior Engagement Manager, Pete Keers recently discussed the world of data lakes and other cutting-edge ideas with Bill Preachuk, Solutions Engineer with Hortonworks. With a mission, “to manage the world’s data”, Hortonworks describes itself as an innovator in creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications. Among “Big Data” players, Hortonworks ranks in the top tier. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

20 Oct

RICS review ‘fudge’ fails to placate rebel members

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28 Sep

Ithaca to take over all Greater Stella interests

first_imgOil and gas operator Ithaca Energy has entered into agreements to acquire all the Greater Stella Area (GSA) licenses in the North Sea and associated infrastructure interests of Dyas UK Limited and Petrofac.FPF-1; Source: Ithaca EnergyThe Ithaca-operated Greater Stella Area is located in the heart of the Central Graben area of the Central North Sea, on the UK Continental Shelf.Oilfield services provider Petrofac said on Friday it has signed an agreement to sell Petrofac GSA Holdings Limited to Ithaca Energy for a total consideration of up to $292 million to reduce its debts.Petrofac GSA Holdings Limited owns Petrofac’s 20% interest in the Greater Stella Area development and its 24.8% interest in the FPF1 floating production facility. It also owns Petrofac’s long-term receivable from the GSA joint operation partner.Petrofac said that, under the terms of the agreement, Ithaca will pay approximately $145 million by or on completion and a further $120 million of non-contingent deferred consideration in the period 2020-2023. A further $28 million of contingent consideration is payable depending on field performance.The transaction is expected to complete in 1Q 2019 and is subject to several conditions precedent, including completion of Ithaca’s acquisition of Dyas UK Limited’s 25% interest in the Greater Stella Area development and its shares in the FPF1 Company in accordance with the agreement executed by Ithaca and Dyas, also on Friday.Ithaca’s output to increaseAs a result of the transactions, Ithaca’s pro-forma 2018 production is forecast to increase by approximately 50% to 22,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, with pro-forma 2018 unit operating costs forecast to reduce to approximately $18 per barrel of oil equivalent.By obtaining full ownership of the GSA fields and also the FPF-1 floating production facility, Ithaca said on Friday it will benefit from both the value of the hydrocarbons produced from those fields as well as the income generated by the FPF-1 for the provision of host processing services for third party production from fields such as Vorlich and any potential future satellite feeder fields.Petrofac estimates that the transaction will result in a post-tax impairment charge of approximately $55 million. Proceeds from the sale will be used to reduce gross debt. Petrofac will continue to provide Duty Holder services to the FPF1 floating production facility on a life of field contract.Petrofac’s Group Chief Executive, Ayman Asfari, said: “This disposal marks a further milestone in our journey back to a capital-light business and, along with recently-agreed transactions in Mexico and Tunisia, marks the significant progress we are making on our stated strategy.”last_img read more

25 Sep

Espino on TV plaint: What unpaid fees?

first_imgLast week, Norma sought the assistanceof Tulfo after their basketball team FPJ’s Team Promdi, which held a game for acause with the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in the city on October 26,allegedly failed to get their payment for the event. She mentioned the names ofEspino and some BCPO officials.  “The BCPO did not even get a 30 percent sharefrom ticket sales because about 50 percent of the tickets were not sold duringthe event,” Pangue added./PN Espino added he only assisted theBacolod City Police Office (BCPO) as they approached him for assistance beingthe chairperson on the committee of peace and order, and even in the selling oftickets just to help them raise funds.        According to Espino, the basketballevent was not an official event of the city’s MassKara Festival. This was city councilor Al VictorEspino’s statement dismissing the issues recently raised by a certain “Norma”on Ben Tulfo’s “Bitag Sumbungan ng Bayan” television program. “It did not involve Mayor Leonardia,nor was it part of the MassKara highlighted events. I was only involved as oneof the sponsors having paid for the venue using my personal privatefunds,” he said. He said the eventcame about after meeting with Rory Lumba, who proposed holding a basketballevent with the BCPO as beneficiary.Pangue said Lumba proposed to the BCPO to sell the tickets with 30 percent thesale proceeds will go to the implementation of the police department’s projectsand programs, along with requesting the local police department to shoulder thecosts for accommodations, venue, and meals for guests. “What obligation dowe have from them,” said Espino, adding that they already distributed theremaining balance from the game tickets. Lieutenant ColonelLevy Pangue of the BCPO, for his part, said Espino is under no obligation topay.Pangue confirmed the city government had nothing to do with the event nor wasit an event of the MassKara Festival, which was underway at the time. Bacolod City councilor Al Victor Espino. BACOLOD CITY PIO BACOLOD City – “Howdo you pay something that does not exist?”last_img read more

23 Sep

Velasquez rebounds for Dodge City RaceSaver Sprint win

first_imgTaylor Velasquez was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 26) – Just one weekend removed from a wild heat race flip, Taylor Velasquez bounced right back to win Saturday’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series vs. Precise Racing Products Sprint Car Clash main event at Dodge City Raceway Park.Velasquez put his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car out front at the outset from the pole position and capitalized on a lap 20 caution that negated a Jake Martens pass for the lead to secure the win.Given a reprieve, Velasquez burst out to a lead of several car lengths as the race restarted, but Martens closed back in and tried to slip under in the final pair of corners only to fall two car-lengths short at the stripe.“This week has been blood, sweat and tears,” Velasquez explained.  “I wasn’t really sure how I’d feel tonight.  Getting through the heat race was the most important part of the night. After that, I got a lot more comfortable in the car.”Gunning into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Velasquez gradually slipped away from opening night winner Brian Herbert and Martens in the early going.  Martens made his way past Herbert for second on the 15th round and erased Velasquez’ advantage in short order then raced into the lead on the low side only to have the race’s only caution appear to put Velasquez back out front.Martens settled for second with Herbert claiming the show position.  Zach Blurton crossed the stripe fourth with Tyler Knight rounding out the top five.Other Saturday night winners included Nick Link in the IMCA Modifieds, Daylon Bergeron in the IMCA SportMods, Shannon Maughlin in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Feature results – 1. Taylor Velasquez; 2. Jake Martens; 3. Brian Herbert; 4. Zach Blurton; 5. Tyler Knight; 6. Koby Walters; 7. Ty Williams; 8. Steven Richardson; 9. Ross Essenburg; 10. John Webster; 11. Tracey Hill; 12. Jordan Knight; 13. Kris Moore; 14. Jed Werner; 15. Chad Salem; 16. Kade Hagans; 17. Brandy Jones; 18. Aaron Ploussard.last_img read more

18 Sep

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img May 4, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press Keough spent 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the 1977 A’s and playing for the Yankees, Cardinals and Cubs before ending up with the Astros in 1986. He was an All-Star as a rookie in 1978 and led the American League with 18 losses in 1982.Keough was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA in 215 big league games, including 175 starts.Keough pitched in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers from 1987-90, going 45-44 with a 3.73 ERA.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSChiefs work out deal with undrafted PattersonUNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have picked up additional quarterback depth by working out a contract with undrafted free agent Shea Patterson.center_img The Associated Press reported last week that Edmonton and Toronto were being looked at as possible “hockey pod” cities that could host the remainder of the NHL season during the summer months. Games would be played in air-conditioned arenas without fans.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— William Byron showed he’s the sharpest gamer in NASCAR’s iRacing Series with his third victory in four events. Byron passed Timmy Hill with seven laps remaining at virtual Dover International Speedway, where NASCAR had been scheduled to race Sunday. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has consistently been the best of the NASCAR professionals in simulated racing. Hendrick drivers have won four straight iRacing events, including Alex Bowman’s victory last week at virtual Talladega Superspeedway.— A team executive in the Premier League says the EPL could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish offered public support for the league’s “Project Restart” plans after Brighton and West Ham expressed concerns about teams being forced to play their remaining games in neutral stadiums. The league is working with the government to find a safe way of players resuming group training and playing games by June at the earliest.— Italy’s Serie A soccer clubs have been cleared to resume training this week on an individual basis following a clarification from the Italian government. The government had said last week that athletes in individual sports could resume training today and teams on May 18. That sparked confusion and frustration from Serie A clubs, which pointed out that their players would be allowed to train individually in public parks but not inside team training centers. Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown. — Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training today as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the pandemic. The government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities. The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.— A men’s pole vault competition featuring three of the event’s biggest names has resulted in a tie for the gold medal. Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Renaud Lavillenie of France each cleared a height of 16 feet 36 times over a span of 30 minutes Sunday. Both had one miss. Sam Kendricks of the United States wound up third by clearing the bar 26 times. Each man competed from his own backyard.MLB-OBIT-KEOUGHMatt Keough, former A’s pitcher and executive, dies at 64OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough (KEE’-oh) has died at age 64. The former Michigan signal-caller started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi. Patterson threw for 3,061 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year and finished with 45 scoring passes with the Wolverines.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL border battle?UNDATED (AP) — The NHL could have trouble getting non-Canadian resident players into Canada should the league decide to resume the 2019-20 season soon.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that players would at a minimum need to follow quarantine protocols if they were to arrive in Canada while the border remains closed due to the pandemic. Trudeau says anyone who arrives from another country will have to follow all the rules of quarantine in an extremely strict manner. However, he adds that an agreement between Canada and the NHL hasn’t been brokered.last_img read more

17 Sep

SU vs. Georgetown rivalry spills into new conference; Lade comfortable in return

first_imgKeogh, who had four goals already on the day, had enough room to wind up and rip a shot into the top corner of the goal, putting Syracuse up 8-4. Facebook Twitter Google+ Lade feels good in return Comments Syracuse’s win against Georgetown marked the first Big East conference game in Orange history. And any time the Orange and Hoyas get together, people tend to pay attention. ‘I think as long as I’ve seen Syracuse lacrosse play, that’s one of the things that we’re known for,’ he said. ‘We try to push transition and we try to get unsettled situations. …I think that’s what Syracuse is known for.’ With 12:45 remaining in the game the Hoyas trailed 11-7, but a Stephen Keogh penalty put the Hoyas in a man advantage situation. Georgetown set up their offense and passed the ball around behind the net. Lade stepped in, intercepted the pass and gave it up to John Galloway who cleared the ball to Joel White. After spending the first three games on the sideline, junior defenseman John Lade returned to the offense against the Hoyas. He warmed up against Virginia, but did not feel it was ready to go. ‘I think the Big East having lacrosse now is a very good thing,’ he said. ‘…I think it helps the sport. A conference like the Big East, which is a nationally recognized conference, has the sport of lacrosse. And I suspect that Notre Dame, Georgetown, Syracuse and others will make a good accounting of themselves.’ He spent most of the day shadowing Hoya leading scorer Craig Dowd, holding him scoreless. And when he was not checking Dowd, Lade got his fair share of time on Ryan Shuler, who provided much of the Hoya offense on the day with two goals. ‘The offense did a great job all game keeping us in it and then the defense really played well too,’ said Lade. Longstick midfielder Joel White picked up the loose ball and rolled it to junior Jeremy Thompson. Thompson found Amidon in the middle of the field and he fired a shot into the back of the net. All that only ten seconds into the fourth. Lade certainly did not look like he had nursed a thigh injury for three games. And he didn’t feel like it either. Many of the Orange’s scores came on transition opportunities or other unsettled situations. For head coach John Desko, that doesn’t come as a surprise. Transition Gamecenter_img He poked the ball out of a Hoya stick, picked it up and took off down the middle of the field. He dished it off to Josh Amidon, who found Stephen Keogh at the left hash about 10 yards from the cage. [email protected]@syr.edu A little more than five minutes into the second quarter, junior midfielder Tim Harder turned a Georgetown turnover into instant offense. ‘That’s what our team’s good at,’ Amidon said. ‘We just capitalized on it.’ ‘You could have Georgetown playing Syracuse in pinochle halfway down Route 81 and get a lot of people interested in what’s going on,’ Georgetown head coach Dave Urick said. SU got out on the break whenever it had the opportunity. Faceoff wins turned into quick scores and Georgetown mistakes led directly to Orange goals. ‘I felt great out there,’ Lade said. ‘I love playing with these guys and it just felt great to play with them again.’ And his first game of the season was anything but a gradual comeback.  Syracuse players and coaches have said throughout the year that they aren’t really sure that being in the Big East means much this year, especially without an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the conference winner. Though the Hoyas offense started slow, they unleashed for 22 second half shots and had four man-up opportunities over the final 30 minutes. Tough defense was key for the Orange in a second half where offense was hard to come by. But Urick believes that it’s good to have Syracuse and Georgetown playing each other in a conference setting. Published on March 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm After a sloppy third quarter that was largely controlled by the Hoyas, Syracuse stole away the momentum with a quick score of the faceoff.last_img read more