After releasing a cryptic video with dates and vague locations last week, Pretty Lights continues to roll out tour date announcements for what is being dubbed the PL Festival. This week, we’ve been treated with new pieces to the puzzle, with Monday releasing early August dates at the Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion, Tuesday detailing mid-August plans at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and today confirming a third weekend in Telluride, CO.Set to take place August 26 & 27 at the beloved Telluride Town Park, the weekend is specified to only contain Pretty Lights, with special guests “The Pretty Lights Family.” Unlike the previously announced weekends, this one has no support listed at this time. In any event, we look forward to an intimate weekend, or “evenings with,” Pretty Lights and the band he’s organized for the tour, featuring Alvin Ford Jr., Brian Coogan, Chris Karns, and Borahm Lee. Check out what happened last time they were all together in Telluride in this video of “Only Yesterday.”Watch the third out of five announcement videos below:Tickets currently on-sale now.
Comment Mikel Arteta reveals why new Arsenal signing Thomas Partey was his priority transfer target Arteta is delighted with Partey’s arrival (Picture: Arsenal)Mikel Arteta has admitted Arsenal were a ‘little bit short’ in midfield, and new signing Thomas Partey will fill that void with his strong personality and tactical versatility.The Gunners activated Partey’s £45 million release clause on deadline day to bring Arteta’s top priority target in from Atletico Madrid.The 27-year-old enjoyed five years in Atletico’s first team, getting to the Champions League semi-finals in 2015-16 and coming third in La Liga last season. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 5:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link208Shares Advertisement Advertisement Partey arrives with plenty of experience behind him (Picture: Getty Images)With just Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny and loanee Dani Ceballos the only other central midfielders in the squad, the Ghana international was a much-needed acquisition.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhen asked why he was so keen on Partey, Arteta told the club’s official website: ‘We identified him a few months ago and we have been following his progress, and obviously the more you know about the squad, you know more about where you think you can improve it.‘We believe he has the right qualities, with his character and his personality and as well with his technical qualities and positional options that he can give to the team.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think he allows us to play different formations and he can fit in within those formations in different positions, which is a really good thing to have in a squad where, in midfield, I think we were a little bit short.‘I have a few things in mind that I want to start to train with the team and [Partey’s signing] is going to give us a little bit more adaptability and more balance in defending and attacking transitions and the way we have to set up certain structures to attack better in certain moments of the game.’MORE: Edu reveals how Arsenal’s owners reacted to Thomas Partey transfer moveMORE: Arsenal set to re-attempt efforts to terminate Mesut Ozil’s contract early ahead of January transfer windowFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page
Jurgen Klopp understands why expectations are high at Liverpool after the club added some impressive players in the summer transfer window.The Reds brought in Brazilians Alisson Becker and Fabinho, a goalkeeper and utility player, plus Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.Many pundits see Liverpool as the team most likely to challenge champions Manchester City for the Premier League title, and Klopp said: “My own expectations are always high. “Make the best of it. It was pretty normal there would be one season when we would spend more money. We had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League.“People ask me already if it’s the best squad we have ever had – I don’t think about that because it’s not about what we have now, it’s about what we make of it. It’s about how often we deliver.”New manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident West Ham have built a squad to be competitive in the Premier League.The Hammers have spent around £100m on nine new signings this summer including Lucas Perez, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere and Felipe Anderson.Ahead of the season opener at Liverpool today, Pellegrini said: “When I talked with the owners, we agreed we needed to work on a project.“They wanted to invest money to bring in players. We have improved the squad, all of the players are here because I asked for them.“For me as a manager, it’s difficult when you don’t have options. We have options, I choose the starting XI and they know that during the whole season, you need a strong squad.“We have two players in each position and they must work in a competitive way and it’s my duty to pick the team I think is the best.”New signing Fabinho faces a late fitness test before Klopp decides whether he can make his debut. The Brazilian had a scan on a muscle injury on Thursday but although that came back clear the midfielder was sent home from training after feeling unwell.Joe Gomez is expected to be fit after missing Tuesday’s friendly against Torino but fellow defenders Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip are unlikely to be ready while World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren will not be considered having only returned from extended leave at the weekend.West Ham will be without Andy Carroll (ankle), Winston Reid (knee), Manuel Lanzini (ACL) and Michail Antonio (ACL) while Yarmolenko (hip) is a doubt.Edimilson Fernandes has a slight knock but Pellegrini confirmed the rest of his squad is fit.Liverpool have won each of their last three league games against West Ham, scoring four goals in each of those victories; they’ve never scored 4+ goals in four consecutive top-flight games against a single opponent.Against no other side have West Ham lost more top-flight games than against Liverpool (61, level with Everton).West Ham have won only one of their last 45 top-flight visits to Anfield to face Liverpool (D12 L32), with that win coming in August 2015 (3-0).West Ham have lost their season opener 11 times in the Premier League, more than any other side.Liverpool have scored four goals in each of their last three Premier League clashes with West Ham – the only side to have scored 4+ against another in four straight games in the competition are Tottenham against Stoke.Sadio Mane has been directly involved in four goals in his three Premier League appearances for Liverpool against West Ham (1 goal, 3 assists).The last Liverpool player to score in three consecutive opening top-flight fixtures – as Sadio Mane could do – was John Barnes between 1989-90 and 1991-92.New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has lost more Premier League games against Liverpool than he has vs any other opponent in the competition (P6 W2 D0 L4).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
GREG DIXON/Herald photoHead coach Lisa Stone and the Wisconsin Badgers have talked the entire season about how important a complete team effort is to their success. In Tuesday’s game against UW-Milwaukee, their mantra proved true as the Badgers’ bench outscored the starters 39-32.Leading the way off the bench was junior forward Mariah Dunham with a team-high 16 points, who also made a crucial 3-pointer with just 1:30 left in regulation to give the Badgers the lead.“Thankfully, we were able to go to our bench,” Stone said. “If you look at the bench scoring we got 39 points off the bench, and that’s pretty special.”Dunham has played well in the Badgers’ past few games as she returns from a back injury that kept her out of the first two games of the season. With the opportunity to watch the team play for two games and now play with her teammates, she sees how important a complete team effort is to the Badgers’ success.“[My] back is actually doing really, really well. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Dunham said. “Emotionally, I’m just really, really proud of the team. I’ve never been on a team that’s focused so much on the team. It doesn’t matter who starts … as long as we got the win.”As the Wisconsin offense stalled in the second half with the pressure defense from UW-Milwaukee, Dunham was able to come in off the bench and make some shots to get the Badgers rolling.“Mariah gave us a lift,” Stone said. “Their zone made us sputter, but I thought Mariah was effective, not only from the three, but also slashing into the middle and getting on the offensive boards for us.”Also making a big impact off the bench for UW was freshman guard Jade Davis. In the midst of a first half scoring drought for Wisconsin, Davis sparked the Badger offense, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and going 2-for-2 from the charity stripe to help the Badgers take a 29-18 lead into halftime.“Jade’s couple of threes in the first half opened it up for us,” Stone said. “We were getting shots off, but they [were] not going in, and Jade knocks down a couple of threes.”Davis finished the game with 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field. She also recorded two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes of play off the bench.Panthers steal momentum in second half with defensive changeDespite leading by as many as 16 points with just 11:15 left in the second half, the Wisconsin Badgers just couldn’t seem to put UW-Milwaukee away. The Badgers let the Panthers steal the momentum and send the game to not one, but two overtimes and leaving the Panthers with an opportunity to win the game at the buzzer.The biggest problem for Wisconsin was the defensive change UW-Milwaukee made after the second media timeout of the second half. As the Panthers turned up the pressure on the Badgers, the game’s momentum shifted and the Panthers seized the opportunity.“I felt like we just got Wisconsin off the rhythm that they were in,” UWM head coach Sandy Botham said. “That zone really was effective. Basketball is all about momentum, [and] we were able to get the momentum back on our side.”The Badgers were caught off guard by the defensive change, leading to turnovers and missed shots offensively, which in turn led to Panther scoring opportunities.“I think it was a good move on their part to switch up their defense,” junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “They kind of threw it at us, and I think we just kind of sputtered with it.”Compounding the Badgers’ troubles against the Panthers’ zone and three-quarter court trap was early foul trouble in the second half. Before reaching the second media timeout, Wisconsin had already reached the penalty, giving UW-Milwaukee the opportunity to shoot free throws on every foul the rest of the way.The Panthers made the most of it, shooting 11-for-16 from the line in the second half and overtime.“Our players really fought and put themselves in a position to beat the Badgers on their home court,” Botham said.Despite letting the Panthers take control of the game with pressure defense and strong shooting — UWM shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half — the Badgers battled back and found a way to deal with the change in defensive pressure.“After a while we found where the open shot was,” D’Alie said. “Most likely, on the two-on-one side, if you could get the ball in the corner you’d have an open jumper. I think, after a while, we found out how to work it.”
Marion Meadows – who, as one critic wrote, delivers a “sweet and funky soprano sound” on his saxaphone – will open the show April 22. He released his 10th album, “Dressed to Chill,” last year. The headline entertainment will wrap up with a performance by Wayman Tisdale, who went from slams to jams, leaving a 12-year professional basketball career in the late 1990s to focus on music. Tisdale’s latest album, “Way Up,” is in the top 20 of Billboard magazine’s contemporary jazz charts. “I was born to entertain,” Tisdale said on his Web site, waymantisdale.com. “I just love people, and I feel like entertainment goes right in line with my personality. Whether it’s on the stage or playing basketball, it’s just what I’ve been called to do on this earth.” Norton said the California Poppy Festival will take place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 and 22 at Lancaster City Park. For information, visit the festival Web site at poppyfestival.com. LANCASTER – A saxophonist known for sweet and smooth music, an NBA star turned bass player and a roots rock band will be the highlight entertainers in April for Lancaster’s 2007 California Poppy Festival. The festival, Lancaster’s signature event, will feature the band Blessid Union of Souls on April 21. Saxophonist Marion Meadow and bassist Wayman Tisdale will be featured on April 22. The festival, held at Lancaster City Park each year, is expected to draw about 60,000 visitors. “Music is one the cornerstones of the California Poppy Festival,” said Lyle Norton, director of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department. “Whether it is the chart-topping headliners that perform on the Poppy Stage, talented local musicians who create atmosphere in each area, or the bagpipers who kick off the festival each morning with their unique instruments, there is a genre to peak every patron’s interest.” Blessid Union of Souls is one of those bands difficult to categorize. It plays a mix of early rock, adult contemporary, Southern rock, country and blues. The band’s singles include “I Believe” and “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me).” [email protected] (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Aetna Raises Earnings Outlook In other market news, coverage continues of the cost and effectiveness of Sovaldi, a new drug to treat hepatitis C, and the related earnings gained by Gilead Sciences, its manufacturer. The Wall Street Journal: Aetna Raises Outlook On Strong Quarterly GrowthThe company raised its full-year operating earnings forecast to $6.35 to $6.55 a share from its prior view of at least $6.25 a share. The insurer in February said it expects to lose money on its business in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces this year, with the demographics of enrollees skewing slightly more than expected toward people likely to rack up higher costs. Still, the company noted that individual insurance represents a small part of operating revenue (Rubin, 4/24).NPR: Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales RecordThe launch of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day pill for hepatitis C, is shaping up as the most successful ever. The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill in December. And then Gilead Sciences was off to the races. The company said it sold $2.27 billion worth of Sovaldi in the quarter that ended March 31. $2.27 billion! The boffo number beat Wall Street’s estimate for the quarter by more than $1 billion (Hensley, 4/23).PBS NewsHour: New Hepatitis-C Drug Raises Hope At A Hefty PriceA new drug has a 90 to 100 percent chance of curing the Hepatitis-C virus, but costs tens of thousands of dollars for a course of treatment. The announcement by the manufacturer that it earned more than $2 billion in the year’s first quarter raises the question, who should pay when drugs are highly effective, but extremely expensive? Hari Sreenivasan reports on the profits, coverage and costs (Sreenivasan, 4/23).