Jack White Announces Acoustic Performance On Late Night TV, Shares New Acoustic Single

first_imgJust last month, guitarist Jack White announced a new release spotlighting the acoustic side of his career. While White is probably best known for his electric guitar playing, his acoustic efforts have not gone unnoticed. His final live performances before taking a hiatus were all acoustic, and the guitarist has a career’s worth of material for his forthcoming release, Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.Today, White has made some exciting announcements surrounding the release. The first involves some late night television action, as fans will get to watch Jack White perform acoustically on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 9th! The second is an actual recording from the acoustic release, as White has shared a version of “Carolina Drama” by The Raconteurs featuring acoustic instrumentation.Listen to the newly-released “Carolina Drama” streaming below.Finally, White has also announced that his label, Third Man Records, will be releasing the Acoustic Recordings album on limited-edition blue vinyl. Take a look at the new release below, and be sure to snab a copy when it comes out on September 9th.last_img read more

Center for European Studies funds undergraduate research

first_imgThe Center for European Studies (CES) recently announced its 2011-12 student grant winners, continuing its long tradition of promoting and funding student research on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual trends in modern or contemporary Europe. Thirty-seven undergraduates will pursue thesis research and internships in Europe this summer, while 12 graduate students have been awarded support for their dissertations over the coming year.CES undergraduate senior thesis travel grants fund summer research in Europe for juniors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences preparing senior theses. Graduate dissertation research fellowships fund students who plan to spend six months to a year in Europe conducting dissertation research, while graduate dissertation writing fellowships are intended to support doctoral candidates as they complete their dissertations. These grants and fellowships are funded by CES and by the Krupp Foundation.
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Why Mesut Ozil is crucial to fixing Arsenal’s dreadful away form

first_img Skip Ad Full Screen Coming Next Arsenal’s remaining Premier League fixtures Everton (a), Watford (a), Crystal Palace (h), Wolves (a), Leicester (a), Brighton (h), Burnley (a) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE SPONSORED Mesut Ozil has started Arsenal’s last four games in all competitions (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s top four ambitions were boosted on Monday night as a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates propelled them into third place in the Premier League table with just a handful of games remaining.Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette were enough to extend Arsenal’s winning run at home in the Premier League to ten games and a there is a growing sense of optimism that Unai Emery can deliver Champions League football next season.Having played the role of underdogs in the race to finish in the top four for much of the season, Arsenal are now in pole position to do just that having clambered two points above a Tottenham side in freefall.AdvertisementAdvertisementImpressive as Arsenal’s recent results have been, though, there are concerns amongst the club’s supporters that their iffy away form could yet prove to be their undoing. Of Arsenal’s seven remaining Premier League games, five are to be played away and Emery himself acknowledged that improvements are required beyond the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Oliver Young-MylesSaturday 6 Apr 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link by Metro Why Mesut Ozil is crucial to fixing Arsenal’s dreadful away form Bernd Leno is yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet away from the Emirates (Getty Images)While Arsenal have kept seven clean sheets and conceded only 12 goals at the Emirates – only Liverpool and Chelsea (both ten) have let in fewer at home in the Premier League this season – they have shipped 27 away from home, a difference of 1.22 goals per game.Remarkably, they haven’t kept a single clean sheet away this season from 14 attempts, even conceding to notoriously goal-shy Huddersfield as well as a doomed Fulham team.European strugglesArsenal’s problems away haven’t been solely restricted to domestic duties either. Although they secured group stage victories against limited opponents Vorskla in Russia, Qarabag in Azerbaijan and a slightly better Sporting team in Portugal, they have since lost twice from two Europa League knockout games.AdvertisementAdvertisementA 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov in Belarus was humiliating given the chasm in finances and quality between the two teams, while a 3-1 reverse to Ligue 1 mid-table side Stade Rennais left the Gunners in a precarious position to reach the quarter-finals prior to their 3-0 win in the return.Much has been made of Arsenal’s favourable end of season run-in due to the fact they will not have to play any of their top-six rivals, yet defeats against BATE and Rennes show that they cannot afford to underestimate any side on their travels. Arsenal were left stunned by BATE Borisov in Belarus (Getty Images) Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Skip 1/1 Although it is undoubtedly a bonus that they will not have to face a direct rival, there are potential banana skin fixtures that could trip Arsenal up. Everton have won two and drawn one of the previous five meetings between the two clubs at Goodison Park and are in decent form having enjoyed back-to-back 2-0 victories over Chelsea and West Ham.Watford beat Arsenal 2-1 in the corresponding fixture last season and are a stronger side this term, Wolves have been beaten only three times in 12 games against top-six opponents this season, Leicester are on a good run under Brendan Rodgers and Burnley rank sixth for Premier League points won in 2019.How can Emery rectify Arsenal’s away form?Arsenal’s previous away game in the Premier League was actually one of their better performances this season as only a Hugo Lloris penalty save from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in injury time denied them all three points in the north London derby at Wembley.That encouraging display could form the basis for Emery’s tactical thinking beyond the Emirates for the remainder of the campaign considering Arsenal not only stifled Tottenham’s attack with relative comfort but also carried a major threat going forward.AdvertisementEmery has been criticised at times for adopting too pragmatic an approach in games away from home particularly through sacrificing one or two of his more creative midfielders and one of his major strikers in favour of greater solidity in midfield.In the 3-2 defeat to Southampton at St Mary’s in December, all three of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette were named on the substitutes’ bench with the more industrious pairing of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan supplementing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front. Read More / Speaking after the Newcastle win, Emery challenged his players to find the same consistency on their travels as they have in N7, yet how will he instigate a turnaround in their performances on the road? 1 min. story Video Settings Read More Arsenal have turned the Emirates into a fortress, winning their last ten Premier League games at home (Getty Images)Arsenal home form vs away formHome comforts play a big part in football and in general, teams are expected to pick up more points in their own stadium than elsewhere. Of the 20 teams in the Premier League this season, only Crystal Palace have won a greater proportion of their points away (20) than at home (16).Nevertheless, picking up points on the road is vital to a team’s overall success and Arsenal’s record away from home contrasts starkly with that of their top-six rivals. While Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea (in that order) occupy the top five places in the Premier League away table, Arsenal are down in tenth. Comment Top articles PLAY Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil have performed well in tandem in recent weeks (Getty Images)Ramsey and Ozil were both absent from the starting XI for January’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium too and although Lacazette was partnered with Aubameyang up front on that occasion, the pair were desperately short of meaningful service, conjuring up one shot on target between them.Having predominantly selected two defensive-minded central midfield players for the majority of the campaign, Emery made a bold decision to include all four of Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil and Ramsey from the start against Manchester United and Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners.Crow-barring Arsenal’s four best attacking players into the same line-up on that occasion worked well with Ramsey’s movement, Ozil’s creativity and the ruthlessness of Aubameyang and Lacazette’s partnership up front all causing havoc. Sead Kolasinac’s bursts down the left flank have also provided added thrust to Arsenal’s attacking moves in the second half of the season.Although Emery has a tendency to embrace the pragmatic side of the game, Arsenal are unquestionably a better side going forward than they are at defending their own goal and it is debatable that they have the players to grind out victories away from home.AdvertisementWith the firepower that Arsenal possesses, they should be confident of out-scoring all seven of their remaining opponents. Achieve that and Arsenal will be assured of Champions League football next season.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors About Connatix V67539 How Arsenal’s home form contrasts with their away form (Metro)In fact, Arsenal’s total points (19) away from home is fewer than Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Watford and Wolves. That Arsenal could leapfrog all of those teams with a win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday doesn’t detractt from their poor overall record. Such a result would still have them six points away from Chelsea in fifth.Arsenal haven’t had much of an issue finding the net in their away fixtures with their average of 1.85 goals per game not too far removed from their home total of 2.29 per game, however, their respective defensive records are vastly different. 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APG kickstarts ‘national dialogue’ with Dutch consumers on pensions

first_img“For example,” he said, “we want to find out whether someone’s attitude towards pensions is linked to age and the used information channels, and how someone assesses a pensions institution.”During the pilot, Indialoog wants to learn about an employer’s role in pensions and to establish how the subject of pensions can be made more attractive. APG will also try to find out where the public is seeking information about pensions, and which information people expect to find.Participants in the consumer community dialogue can also add themes.Willms said the pilot would be considered successful if it provided new insights, and if people continued discussing new subjects.In that event, he said, Indialoog will be rolled out nationwide.Willms added that APG would share the outcome of a permanent panel with the pensions sector. The €344bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has launched a pilot project to start a dialogue with Dutch consumers on pensions, insurance and other financial issues.During the next half year, APG’s marketing, communications and distribution department is to enter into dialogue with 450 members of the public. But the pilot, called Indialoog’, must make clear whether such an exchange of thoughts will be a good way of involving people in the development of new products and services, said Raoul Willms, strategic marketing manager at APG.He said Indialoog aimed for a broader discussion than merely the “relatively limited enviroment of pension funds”.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img April 30, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: — The Tampa Bay Rays are the first Major League Baseball team known to plan furloughs of some full-time employees because of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a person familiar with the decision who told The Associated Press they temporary cost-cutting measures will take effect on Saturday.— The LPGA Tour is pushing back the restart of its season at least another month. The target now is a tournament in Michigan on July 15-18, and that depends on whether it’s safe to return. The tour was hopeful of resuming June 19-21 in Arkansas. Commissioner Mike Whan says it’s not about being the first sport to be back but being safe. And he says the next three events on the new schedule — in Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey — will only be played if the coronavirus situation allows for it. The season-ending event in Florida would end on Dec. 20.— International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the future of sports after the coronavirus pandemic might mean fewer international events. In a letter to Olympic officials and athletes worldwide, Bach says “the current health crisis will lead to a long and deep economic crisis” which will affect sports. He says “governments must include sport in their economic support programs” so it can be part of a worldwide recovery.— The head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the games. John Coates says the advice from the World Health Organization is to continue to plan for the 2021 Olympics, and he says, “that is what we’re doing.” The president of the Japan Medical Association president said Tuesday that it would only be possible for the Olympics to go ahead in July 2021 if the infections were under control, not only in Japan, but globally.— Switzerland’s federal government says professional sports teams can resume training on May 11, with a view to playing games in empty stadiums four weeks later. The government is set to make a final decision on May 27 as to whether games can resume in June. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-HALL OF FAME-POSTPONEMENTBaseball Hall pushes back 2020 induction ceremonyUNDATED (AP) — Derek Jeter was a first-ballot Hall of Famer a few months ago, but he will have to wait an extra year to be inducted at Cooperstown. Verge turning proUNDATED (AP) — The list of underclassmen interested in the upcoming NBA draft continues to swell.Alonzo Verge Jr. has become the third Arizona State player to declare for the draft. The junior guard joined Remy Martin and Romello White among the 205 underclassmen so far on the league’s official list. Players have until June 3 to remove their names from the June 25 draft.Verge played 28 games and made nine starts for the Sun Devils last season, averaging 14.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.Also declaring Wednesday were Utah sophomore guard Timmy Allen, Creighton forward Damien Jefferson and Southern California guard Elijah Weaver. The 6-foot-6 Allen earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors from the AP after averaging 17.3 points, 7.3 boards and 3.0 assists for the Utes last season. — Bryan Cox. Jr. has inked a one-year contract with the Bulls after splitting last season between Carolina and Cleveland. Bryan Cox Sr. was a 12-year NFL linebacker and best known in Buffalo for antagonizing the Bills and their fans during his five seasons with the Dolphins.— The Colts now have two kickers under contract for next season while the NFL’s career scoring leader, Adam Vinatieri, remains a free agent. Indianapolis signed Rodrigo Blankenship to join fellow kicker Chase McLaughlin.— Former Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith has been arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. The 29-year-old Smith was booked into the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Jail Wednesday and was being held on a $50,003 bond. No details or police report was immediately available.— The NFL has renewed its streaming deal with Amazon for Thursday night games for three years. Amazon Prime Video and Twitch also will have exclusive streaming rights to one additional regular-season game in 2020. Amazon Prime Video and Twitch will stream 11 Thursday night games broadcast by Fox, giving access to more than 150 million paid Prime members.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA NHL-RED WINGS MOVESRed Wings sign high-scoring SwedeUNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed left wing Mathias Brome to a one-year contract, adding one of the leading scorers from the Swedish Hockey League last season.The 25-year-old Brome had a career-high 43 points last season, leading Orebro HK with 17 goals and 26 assists. Brome averaged 33 points over three seasons in the SHL.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS — Italy’s sports minister says it is increasingly unlikely the soccer season will resume. He says even though professional sports teams have been given the go-ahead to resume training on May 18, “resuming training absolutely does not mean resuming the season.” The French government called off the season in that country Tuesday.— UEFA’s (yoo-AY’-fahz) leading medical official at the Union of European Football Associations says soccer competitions should be able to resume this season. Tim Meyer says all soccer organizations planning for resumptions need to produce “comprehensive protocols dictating sanitary and operational conditions” to ensure the health of those involved in the games is protected. Meyer says “it is definitely possible to plan the restart of competitions suspended during the 2019-20 season” under these conditions and if local legislation is respected.— Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to compete in a video game tennis tournament for charity called the “Stay at Home Slam.” The IMG agency says Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori (kay nee-shee-KOHR’-ee) are also participating Sunday. Participants will each pick a charity to receive a $25,000 donation and the winner will choose who gets an additional $1 million donation.COLLEGE SPORTS-SULLIVAN AWARDIonescu, Lee share Sullivan NCAA board supports name, image and likeness compensationUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA has announced that its Board of Governors supports a plan that gives athletes the ability to cash in on their names, images and likenesses as never before and without involvement from the association, schools or conferences. Ohio State President and board chairman Michael Drake called it an “unprecedented” move by the NCAA.The next step is for membership to draft legislation by Oct. 30. Plenty of details still need to be worked out, including how to ensure that these sponsorship deals aren’t being used as improper inducements to recruits. A formal vote will be taken by schools at the next convention in January and new rules will go into effect no later than the 2021-22 academic year.NFL-NEWSAP Source: Goodell reduces salary to $0 The Hall of Fame has announced that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will be included with any additional new choices at next year’s induction festivities.Jeter’s class includes outfielder Larry Walker and catcher Ted Simmons, along with former union head Marvin Miller.A record crowd of over 70,000 had been expected this summer at the small town in upstate New York to honor Jeter, the former Yankees captain who came within one vote of unanimous election in January.This will be the first year without an induction ceremony since 1960.NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETES Associated Press Leading plan for NHL return includes empty rinksUNDATED (AP) — The leading plan for hockey coming back this summer involves playing at a few empty NHL arenas to finish the season and award the Stanley Cup.Unknowns about the coronavirus have kept the league working on multiple scenarios. A person familiar with discussions tells The Associated Press the most aggressive timetable would have players returning to their home rinks as early as May 15, followed by a training camp in June. The regular season, featuring some if not all 31 teams would then begin in July, with the Cup awarded in September.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Several Major League Baseball teams have announced ticket refund policies for games not played through May because of the virus outbreak. The Cleveland Indians have offered a 10% bonus credit for fans who want to apply what they’ve paid to future games. The Boston Red Sox extended a similar bonus credit to season ticket holders. Spring training was suspended on March 12 and the regular season was delayed from its scheduled March 26 start because of the new coronavirus pandemic. A revised schedule has not been announced. MLB is exploring many options to play this year if it’s deemed safe. — Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland faces a total of five charges, including resisting arrest and drug possession, after he was seen smoking marijuana in South Carolina. A York County sheriff’s deputy drew his gun on Breeland, who is also charged with resisting arrest. He was released on $2,362.50 bond after spending more than nine hours in jail. He had an interception and a team-high seven tackles in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win over San Francisco in February.— Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre (fahrv) says Aaron Rodgers was surprised by Green Bay’s decision to draft a quarterback in the first round. Favre said Wednesday on “The Rich Eisen Show” that he had spoken with Rodgers since the Packers traded up four spots in the first round to take Utah State’s Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick in the draft Thursday. Rodgers has four years remaining on his contract, but Favre also told Eisen that “my gut tells me” the two-time MVP won’t finish his career in Green Bay.— The Falcons say they are taking a “wait-and-see approach” with defensive end Takk McKinley’s future with the team. For now, the Falcons say they are declining their fifth-year option with McKinley for 2021. McKinley, a first-round pick in 2017, has 16 1/2 sacks through three seasons.— The Ravens have exercised the fifth-year option on All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey, keeping him under contract through 2021. Humphrey was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2019 after a season in which he reached career highs with 65 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.— The Cowboys have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Daryl Worley after grabbing two corners in last week’s draft. Worley spent the past two seasons with the Oakland Raiders after playing his first two NFL seasons with Carolina. UNDATED (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reduced his salary to zero, according to a person familiar with the move. The person told The Associated Press that Goodell voluntarily had his salary reduced this month. He makes upward of $30 million a year from salaries and bonuses.Other NFL employees will be taking pay cuts or furloughs due to the coronavirus pandemic.The league is implementing tiered reductions in base salary, beginning with the pay period ending May 22. The reduction will be 5% for workers up to the manager’s level, 7% for directors, 10% for vice presidents, 12% for senior vice presidents, and 15% for executive vice presidents.In a memo sent to league office staffers, Goodell also said no employee earning a base salary of less than $100,000 will be affected by these reductions, and no employee’s salary will be reduced below $100,000 by the reductions.In other NFL news: UNDATED (AP) — Oregon women’s basketball star Sabrina Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award as the country’s top amateur athlete.Ionescu swept every major women’s basketball award, including being a unanimous choice as the AP player of the year. She had an NCAA-record 26 career triple-doubles and was the first NCAA player – men’s or women’s – to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.Lee was 18-0 for the Hawkeyes this year as a junior before the season was stopped. 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Hockey Lakers rip Whitesboro, repeat as sectional champions

first_img Tags: ice hockeyskaneateles A long series of Whitesboro chances were turned back and, at the 12:24 mark, Skaneateles generated a three-on-one breakaway. Charlie Major, with the puck on the left, one-timed it to Russell at the point and he converted.As if that wasn’t enough, Russell returned with 25.4 seconds left in the period to convert the rebound of a shot by Krieger that Manley could not hang on to in a scrum in front of the net.Skaneateles head coach Mitch Major said that nothing in the game plan was different than the last encounter with Whitesboro, just that his team executed better.“We just stuck to what we do well, and we knew we would be okay,” he said.Even a 3-0 margin didn’t make the Lakers content. Jack Henry poked in a rebound of a Cole Heintz shot 2:40 into the second period, and Skaneateles kept firing away, rarely letting Whitesboro establish any sort of consistent attack as it held the Warriors to 10 shots in those first two frames while taking 29.Krieger put in his second goal of the night early in the third period to make it 5-0, although the Lakers not able to get the shutout as Andrew Manley scored for Whitesboro with 4:07 to play.But it was still the Lakers’ fourth sectional title in five years, with Whitesboro having to settle for that at-large berth as it would travel to face Section I’s Rye in the regional round.The win means that Skaneateles could end up taking two weekend trips to Buffalo. First, there’s Saturday’s regional final against Section VI champion Starpoint at Buffalo State College and, if it wins there, a return to the downtown HarborCenter for the March 14-15 state “Frozen Four”.“It’s nice to win a sectional championship,” said Russell. “But we’re not satisfied.”“Our confidence is high,” said Mitch Major. “But we know how quickly it can end, too.” Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Whatever each team believed, the game had no do-or-die stakes because both teams were guaranteed berths in the state tournament due to Section III having an at-large bid – something the Lakers used to its advantage to win the state championship in 2015.But Skaneateles was in no mood to take anyone’s backdoor to glory, especially Charlie Russell, who helped put Whitesboro away early with three points in the first period.The Lakers went in front 6:58 into the game when the Warriors turned the puck over to Russell, whose quick pass found Garrett Krieger, and Krieger ripped a wrist shot past Whitesboro goalie Cameron Manley. Put the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team in a championship-game setting, and even if there’s an alternative route to further action this season, there’s a good chance it will still bring its best effort – which is too much for most opponents to handle.That hunger and aggression has resulted in a second consecutive Section III Division II title, earned Monday night at the Syracuse War Memorial where the undefeated, state no. 1-ranked Lakers jumped all over Whitesboro early and went on to defeat the Warriors 5-1.These same two teams had gone to overtime 12 days earlier at Allyn Arena, and while Skaneateles pulled out that game 3-2, Whitesboro may have walked away from it believing that it could upend the reigning state champions.last_img read more