2 Mar

Coachella Is So Popular, They’re Probably Expanding To The Fall

first_imgRegardless of your musical preferences, most everyone is familiar with Coachella. The annual event has become a mainstay in the festival circuit, attracting so many fans that they added a second weekend back in 2012, and haven’t looked back since. In fact, according to a new report, they’re looking forward at a third Coachella event to be held in the fall.According to the Phoenix Desert Sun, Coachella promoters Goldenvoice have an agreement with the city of Indio, CA to hold up to five events there, annually. Between the two Coachella weekends and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, there’s still room for two more events on the calendar. Those two events could be the fall counterparts to Coachella and Stagecoach, if all goes to plan.The report says that “significant progress” has been made on the additional events, with the city eager to expand its reputation as “The City of Festivals.” According to Indio mayor Glenn Miller, “It brings a different group into the community that wouldn’t be here in the summer heat, so it brings in money, business and jobs to the city.”Considering the estimated $1.4 million that each festival brings to the town, it seems quite reasonable to believe that more Coachellas are coming to Indio soon. Not to mention the Panorama Festival event that Goldenvoice is bringing to New York, NY. Good festival tidings are ahead.This year’s Coachella boasts a lineup with Guns N Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris at the top.[Via The Desert Sun]last_img read more

18 Oct

Willian ‘wooed’ by Mikel Arteta’s plan for Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Willian was impressed by Mikel Arteta’s proposal at Arsenal (Getty Images)Willian was ‘wooed’ by Mikel Arteta’s future plans for Arsenal, according to the Brazilian’s agent Kia Joorabchian.The 32-year-old turned down Chelsea’s offer of a two-year contract this summer and instead made the move to the Gunners.Frank Lampard was keen to keep Willian at Chelsea following his impressive final season at Stamford Bridge.But Joorabchian has revealed how Arteta and Edu, Arsenal’s technical director, played a role in convincing Willian to join them in north London.ADVERTISEMENT‘With Willian, there’s no secret he wanted a three-year contract, but the Mikel Arteta project was just incredible,’ Joorabchian told talkSPORT.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He was very much wooed by Mikel and Edu, and what Mikel presented to him and the way he wants to play football and the way he wants to continue and the success he wants to bring to Arsenal, made the difference. Comment Willian ‘wooed’ by Mikel Arteta’s plan for Arsenal Advertisement Willian turned down Chelsea’s offer before joining Arsenal (Getty Images)‘That’s what he said and that’s exactly what it was.’Meanwhile, Arteta has admitted he was impressed by Willian’s character during his first meeting with the Brazilian.‘I want players who are optimistic and willing and they want to win for our club,’ said the Arsenal manager.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That is the feeling I got from the first day I met Willian.‘He is not satisfied with what he has done in his career, which is a lot, and he is going to bring some special qualities for our team.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 4:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18.4kShareslast_img read more

12 Aug

Venus Williams: Straight ‘outta’ Compton

first_img“What you do when you give back speaks to who you are, and it says something about your family,” Williams said. “Giving back is about the legacy you leave and I get satisfaction out of seeing young people be given opportunities—and excelling. It feels great to be back involved in my community.”The YWCA of Greater Los Angeles’ mission, “Eliminating racism, empowering women,” has been exemplified by Williams throughout her career as she has traveled along the path trail blazed by others before her—and continued to break down barriers, furthering progress.At the July 13 event, Williams acknowledged Althea Gibson, the first prominent Black women’s tennis player and Billie Jean King, known for making inroads for both sexes in the tennis world and being a social justice advocate.“Althea is special because she played at a time when things were so difficult with race, that she struggled to find a doubles partner to play with,” Williams said. “Billie Jean is just inspiring because of her book’s (“Pressure is A Privilege”) message and her spirit.”Williams also praised her mother as another “phenomenal woman,” along with her sister, Serena. Williams’ father, Richard, was also credited with helping her become the person she is. In fact, the crowd laughed along with Williams when she playfully poked at her father’s eccentric behavior and comments throughout her career.Among the guests at the awards were celebrities such as actress-activist Sheryl Lee Ralph. An advocate for women’s issues, notably AIDS awareness, Ralph said, “It’s important for us to be involved whether we’re in the limelight of Hollywood or working at a community level.“These young people with the YWCA are the future,” she continued. “Anytime I can come out and help, it’s an honor. Venus is exceptional, but there may be many more like her out here if we just provide them with a legitimate chance at success.”Being lauded for charity work is not foreign to Williams. She has taken an active role in the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Venus, along with her sister, Serena, received an honor in 2009 from the Anti-Defamation League for speaking out against the Dubai tennis tournament’s denial of a visa for tennis player Shahar Peer, due to her being Jewish.The YWCA’s Job Corps is an organization which serves underprivileged youths ages 16-24. The program provides free residential and non-residential programming to homeless, emancipated and at risk youths. According to the organization’s website, approximately 1,200 students are served annually (60 percent male, 40 percent female). The benefactors of the proceeds raised will be the Job Corps and the new YWCA Urban Campus Project.Jessica Powell, a Job Corps student, has been enrolled in the program for almost a year. Powell, who cited Williams as a role model for young women, discussed her highlight of the acceptance speech.“When she talked about helping girls in India and other countries, that will stick with me because it takes a big person to care about others and to be enthusiastic while doing it,” Powell said. “Venus said it almost brings her to tears when she witnesses someone who can’t help themselves, receive help. It shows empathy on her part.”(Michael Brown is a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Sentinel.) by Michael BrownFor New Pittsburgh Courier (LOS ANGELES)—Hundreds of attendees convened at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles at the YWCA fundraiser to honor tennis champion and entrepreneur, Venus Williams, and to celebrate members of its Jobs Corps.The 117-year-old organization bestowed the honor of Phenomenal Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon upon Williams for her accomplishments on and off the tennis court. During her acceptance speech, Williams discussed what motivates her to contribute to charity causes, particularly in Los Angeles. VENUS WILLIAMSlast_img read more

5 Aug

Providence COVID-19 Visitor Guidance and Hospital Access

first_imgProvidence continues to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments to visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients, visitors and caregivers safe. Facebook28Tweet0Pin0Submitted by ProvidenceIn order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, Providence St. Peter and Providence Centralia hospitals are instituting additional visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, some hospital access points will be consolidated at our hospital campus locations. These changes will take effect Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m.Providence understands the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care in the hospital. At this time, we ask patients and their families to consider communication through phone and video chat as their primary means of communication. If an in-person visit is necessary, the following restrictions will apply:Outpatient clinics: Patients being seen in an outpatient clinic or setting may be accompanied by no more than one adult support person.Inpatient units: To limit the spread of infectious illnesses, in-person visits will not be allowed. We know the value visitors bring to our patients. At this time, we encourage patients and their families to communicate through phone and video chat. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for the following:Children admitted to the hospitalMaternity unitsPatients receiving end-of-life/palliative careFor these very limited exceptions, one visitor per patient will be allowed and must be 18 years or older and be immediate family (or powers of attorney, guardians, or patient representative) and they will be asked to return home if they exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms, or have a fever.Effective at 8 p.m., March 14: Entrance points will be consolidated, and screening will be in place to ensure patients are masked if needed and that only appropriate visitors are coming in.Open entry points:Providence St. Peter Hospital:Emergency Department entrance (all days, all times)Main entrance (all days, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)Emilie Gamelin (Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Providence Centralia Hospital: Emergency Department entrance (all days, all times)last_img read more

5 Aug

Watch: Football fans stunned after Colombian youngster scores an outrageous solo goal

first_imgAdvertisement bivqmwbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsspfa1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqme( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6f32Would you ever consider trying this?😱c91qgCan your students do this? 🌚orRoller skating! Powered by Firework Anderson Diaz, who plays for Norte de Santander in Colombia’s Under-21 national championship, scored a mesmeric solo goal in the 55th minute that left the footballing world in awe. The strike, which saw fans on social media labeling it ‘Maradonian’, was not enough as his team went on to lose 3-2 to the hosts Santander. Football fans all around the globe were absolutely shell-shocked after the goal and the youngster Diaz was being compared to other football legends for his smooth and quick techniqueAdvertisement Scores were level at 1-1 in the 55th minute of the final stage of Colombia’s Under-21 national championship, when young Anderson Diaz was seen gaining control of the ball near the centre line followed by his solo run. He then dribbled past five defenders, beat the keeper and faked past another defender to score a goal even Maradona would’ve been proud of. It was a breath-taking sight for the fans in the stadium and many couldn’t even believe what they had just seen. The goal quickly became viral and took many fans down their memory lane when Maradona scored ‘that’ goal in the 1986 World Cup finals against England and a certain Leo Messi’s goal against Getafe in the 2006 La Liga season.Advertisement See how the amazing goal was scored here:Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more