LCD Soundsystem Announces New Live Album, ‘Electric Lady Sessions’, Featuring Covers Of Chic & More

first_imgLCD Soundsystem has detailed a new live album, Electric Lady Sessions, recorded at New York City’s famed Electric Lady Studios. Due out on February 8th via Columbia Records, the new collection will feature live in-studio renditions of material from their most recent album, 2017’s American Dream, as well as covers of songs by Chic, Heaven 17, and The Human League.As Pitchfork notes, LCD Soundsystem recorded Electric Lady Sessions during their tour behind American Dream, which marked their first new album in 8 years. You can check out the cover art and tracklisting for the new album below. LCD Soundsystem – Electric Lady Sessions – Live Album Tracklisting01 Seconds (The Human League cover)02 american dream03 you wanted a hit04 get innocuous05 call the police06 i used to07 tonite08 home09 I Want Your Love (Chic cover)10 emotional haircut11 oh baby12 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (Heaven 17 cover)View Tracklisting[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

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2 states added to New York quarantine list, 4 removed

first_imgAlabamaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIowaIdahoIllinoisIndianaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMinnesotaMissouriMississippiMontanaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNebraskaNevadaOklahomaPuerto RicoSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaVirgin IslandsWisconsin Anyone traveling from these areas must quarantine for two weeks. Quarantine applies to any state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day-rolling average. Full list of quarantined states:center_img Four states were removed from the list. They are Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island. (WBNG) — New York State added Hawaii and South Dakota to its quarantine list. The Virgin Islands have also been added.last_img read more

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Labour targets new parents with ‘best start’ package

first_imgNZ Herald 27 January 2014Labour leader David Cunliffe has set out a policy to give most parents of new born babies a payment of $60 a week until that baby turns one, while those on middle and lower incomes will continue to receive the payment until the child turns three.In his State of the Nation address, Mr Cunliffe also set out a raft of other measures for parents of young children, including free antenatal classes for all first time mothers, and extending early childhood education subsidies from 20 free hours a week to 25 hours.Paid parental leave will also be extended from 14 to 26 weeks – a feature which was already Labour Party policy.The total package is expected to cost $147 million in its first year, 2015-2016, rising to $528 million by 2018/19. The child payments have been costed at $151 million in the first full year they apply of 2016/17, rising to $272 million by 2018/19.Dubbed Best Start, the first year payments will apply for those with household incomes of less than $150,000 a year, which Labour estimates will be about 59,000 households or 95 per cent of children aged under one. The longer term payments for those on lower incomes would cover about 56 per cent of one and two year olds. It will apply to children born after April1 2016, if Labour forms the next Government.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11192646last_img read more

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Golf Set to inherit Olympic legacy

first_img Golf – which will once again become an Olympic sport in 2016 – looks set to inherit a great legacy from London 2012. England’s Get into golf campaign ran a stand for three days at the interactive sports arena at Olympic Live in Weymouth, close to all the sailing action, and thousands of visitors grabbed the chance to try the game. They flocked to have a go on the simulator, to take on the putting challenges, to swing in the inflatable nets and to aim at the Tri-golf targets. “It was amazing,” said organiser Dee Wood of the Dorset Golf Partnership. “There were 16,000 visitors to the site during the three days we were there and it seemed as though every one of them wanted to try golf. We were non-stop from 10am to 6pm. “It was a fantastic success and just couldn’t have gone better,” added Dee, who had to draft in extra volunteers after the first day. “The Olympics is creating so much interest in sport and it looks as though golf will really benefit.” She was supported by her fellow county development officers and volunteers from all the County Golf Partnerships in the South West: Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall as well as Dorset. Visitors were also given information about follow-on coaching opportunities at local clubs and details about the Get into golf website which lists taster sessions and coaching opportunities across the country. The national Get into golf campaign aims to inspire people to take up golf. It is run by the England Golf Partnership (EGP) through its network of County Golf Partnerships. Together, they work to grow the game and to achieve the EGP’s vision of making England the world’s leading golf nation by 2020. To find out about golf taster sessions across the country visit www.getintogolf.org or call 0800 118 2766. 8 Aug 2012 Golf Set to inherit Olympic legacy last_img read more

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Red-hot Leafs, Rebels put respective winning streaks on the line on the road

first_imgThere is a fire warning in the West Kootenay with smoke rising from both Nelson and Castlegar.However, Fire Departments in both cities have been asked to stand down for this emergency.That’s because there’s no danger to citizens.The real danger is the ice in arenas and opposing Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams.The Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs are about as hot as a team can get after winning seven and 10 games, respectively. The Leafs, fresh from a thrilling 7-6-come-from-behind win over Beaver Valley Tuesday, make their first big road trip of the season beginning Friday in Kimberley against the Nitros.The game is the first of a three-game weekend, with stops Saturday in Golden and Sunday in Columbia Valley.Nelson is led captain Colton Schell, who’s climbed to the top in KIJHL scoring with 20 points in eight games, including a three-goal performance Tuesday in Fruitvale.Right behind the Leafs is Castlegar, two points in back in the hotly contested Neil Murdoch Division.The Rebels are led by 20-year-old Stuart Walton, with a team leading 14 goals and 16 assists.Castlegar heads in the opposite direction as Nelson taking a three-game road swing into the Okanagan Conference with games Friday in Chase, Saturday in Kamloops and Sunday in Armstrong against the high-flying North Okanagan Knights.last_img read more

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Bombers drop heartbreaker in final of Mount Baker Wild tournament

first_imgDavid Thompson of Invermere edged the L.V. Rogers Bombers 2-1 in the final of the Mount Baker Wild High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament this past weekend in Cranbrook.The Lakers were able to rebound from a previous, round-robin setback to the Bombers.”We were once again lead by our Grade 12’s but the defence played exceptionally well allowing only three goals in the first three games,” said Bomber coach Simon Liddell. “There were a few defensive breakdowns that lead the two goals in the final.”LVR opened the tournament by stopping Prince Charles of Creston 3-0 before edging the Lakers 2-1.Saturday, the Bombers pounded West Kootenay rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 5-0.LVR returns to the pitch this weekend at Lakeside Park in Nelson as the Bombers host a mini tournament.Teams from Trail, Cranbrook and North Kamloops are entered into the tourney.The Bombers event is a precursor to the Kootenay Playdowns in Creston.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA OAKS QUOTES – SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2016

first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc. The Santa Anita Oaks is worth 100 Kentucky Oaks qualifying points to the winner, 40 for second, 20 for third and 10 for fourth. FLAVIEN PRAT, MOKAT, SECOND: ​”She ran great. I mean, that was the game plan, to try to win second which is what we did. I think she ran really good, it’s just that the winner was just way too good for her. But I am really impressed with her and the way she ran today.” TRAINER QUOTES JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “I had a little bit of anticipation with the off track, wondering if she could handle it or not. A couple of the horses earlier had stickers on and won, but we didn’t put any on. I don’t think any of the others guys in this race did, either. We didn’t want her slipping, but she didn’t slip, so that’s good.”Asked if she continues to surprise him: “No. She’s always been well thought of and she’s done everything we’ve asked her and we thought she would do that today. We have the point race coming up (the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6), so if we have good fortune and she stays sound, we’ll try to go to Kentucky and win that one.” JOCKEY QUOTES RICK PORTER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “If it doesn’t make an owner smile the way she’s been running, maybe you should try another business. It’s so fun to watch.“We always figured that she could handle an off track. We’ve found that most really good horses can handle any kind of surface – today, she didn’t show us anything different. It’s so exciting to see the horse perform time after time unasked. I’m so fortunate to have a horse like this.”(On whether he’s considering running Songbird in the Kentucky Derby rather than the Oaks)“No. I planned from the very beginning . . . I thought that at her age, particularly with Jerry’s viewpoints (that he doesn’t like to run against the boys), we’d keep her on the filly path. There’s a lot of good races, and there will be a time, if she’s good enough, to take on the boys. I think she’s too young to take on the boys with that 20-horse stampede (in the Kentucky Derby). I think the (Breeders’ Cup Classic) would be too tough for her as a three-year-old.” MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “She’s just incredible. I feel so blessed and I keep pinching myself, having to remind myself that I’m the one that gets to keep the weight on her. That’s really all I do. She’s so professional, so good at everything.“She was spinning her wheels a little bit going into the first turn but once we got to the backside, she found her rhythm and she got comfortable and it was all her again.“It’s pretty slick. It’s safe, it’s got a bottom, but it’s a little slick on top. She ran with normal shoes and was spinning just a little bit leaving the gate but once she was moving forward she was fine.”last_img read more

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Warriors Looking Forward: Steve Kerr tinkering with rotations

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceThe Golden State Warriors lost three straight road games in Texas for the first time under the Steve Kerr era. They need to prepare for three big home games against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Portland Trailblazers, and the Sacramento Kings.The Warriors (12-6) have ruled out Stephen Curry for the next week, Draymond Green may be back for Wednesdays game against the Thunder. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have been …last_img read more

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Giants add to infield depth, sign former Padres utility player

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–The Giants desired to add another right-handed hitter to their infield mix and early Friday, new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi accomplished that mission.The Giants are in agreement with infielder Yangervis Solarte on a contract, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic.Solarte struggled through a down season offensively last year but still hit 17 home runs during his time with the …last_img read more

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CWG mess: Kalmadi tells Dikshit to focus on corruption in her departments

first_imgMuck-raking over alleged corruption in organising the Commonwealth Games (CWG) resulted in a face-off between the Games organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. A seemingly edgy Kalmadi, who bore the brunt of the public battering for the mess in the run-up to the Games, hit back at Dikshit with a vengeance on Sunday.Suresh KalmadiPulling no punches, he suggested that she should focus on “corruption in her own departments”. Kalmadi drew attention to the state government’s large CWG budget and said this must be probed. The Games organising committee (OC) could not be made a scapegoat and his “patience” should not be seen as a sign of guilt.The Games chief’s sharp attack came a day after the chief minister had said that “suspicion (of corruption) was very much on the OC”. She had said that Kalmadi failed to win the people’s confidence. But a combative Kalmadi, a veteran Congressman and MP from Pune, refused to be the fall guy – even though the portents did not look good for him after snubs by the Prime Minister and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.He said the role of Dikshit’s government should fall within the purview of the multipronged high-level probe ordered by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Describing Dikshit’s comments casting aspersions on the OC as “most disappointing and uncalled for”, he said the V.K. Shunglu probe committee’s investigation should also include all Games-related work undertaken by the state government.Kalmadi’s contention was that while the OC had been assigned a budget of `1,620 crore, the scope of work undertaken by the Delhi government was almost 10 times the amount at `16,000 crore. “It is not right to deflect and point fingers at others when she (Dikshit) must indulge in self-reflection on corruption in her own departments?.advertisementThe OC was constantly being criticised for delays and shoddy work when we were not at all involved in any construction activity,” he said. “Despite a series of attacks in the run-up to the Games, I was quiet as I wanted the Games to succeed. Keeping quiet should not be interpreted as a sign of weakness. Nor should patience be seen as a sign of guilt.It was more important to focus on the task of conducting the Games well,” he said. Kalmadi, evidently, was not ready to be projected as the fount of all that went awry with the Games, while allowing Dikshit to score points with a role that was much larger since it related to building infrastructure for the extravaganza.Kalmadi’s attack on Dikshit came soon after he met urban development minister S. Jaipal Reddy, apparently to prepare for Monday’s meeting of the group of ministers (GoM) set up to oversee the CWG preparations. The OC chief said according to the “institutional arrangement” laid down for the Games, the sports infrastructure would be funded by the government and developed by government agencies, and the state government would develop, upgrade and improve the city infrastructure with support from the Centre.The OC’s responsibility would be the conduct and delivery of the Games. The trading of charges by the two senior Congress leaders was received with a mix of shock and amusement by the party. Sources in the Congress said Dikshit and Kalmadi should have waited for the Shunglu committee’s findings instead of “washing dirty linen in public”.A senior party leader said: “We have taken serious note of it. No amount of public posturing will bail them out if they are guilty and if they are innocent, their names will be cleared.” Kalmadi claimed that the Games had succeeded because of the efforts of “Team India”, including a large number of people and agencies and not any individual.”Mrs Dikshit’s attempt to take credit for getting the Games Village ready in time does not fit with the team concept. The L-G and the OC, who were preparing the Village for over two years, coordinated the work of a number of agencies to ensure that it was ready to welcome the athletes,” he said, in an apparent bid to play up the differences that have allegedly cropped up between Dikshit and Delhi lieutenant governor Tejendra Khanna.The government is toying with the idea of assigning part of the investigations to parliamentary panels like the Public Accounts Committee and Estimates Committee since the charges of financial irregularities directly impinge on the public exchequer. The GoM on Monday is expected to discuss the loan money of over `1,600 crore spent by the OC.advertisementThere have been several allegations of overspending against the OC, which are also being looked into by the investigating agencies. According to the original agreement, the OC was to return the loan. But, it has insisted on making the CWG revenue neutral as earnings were not sufficient. The revenue to the OC was to come primarily through the sponsors, broadcasting rights and sale of tickets.Allegations of corruption and shoddy work had affected sponsorship and ticket sales.Investigations beginThe Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has directed all agencies associated with the 2010 Commonwealth Games to submit their explanations regarding alleged irregularities in projects by the end of October. A consolidated report will then be handed over to the committee formed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The CPWD, MCD, DDA and PWD are still to furnish their explanations.New CVC P.J. Thomas has now sought point-wise replies to its queries. The CAG will start audit work pertaining to the Commonwealth Games Village from October 28. The IT department, too, has initiated a full-fledged probe into CWG irregularities.last_img
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