Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra Announce First U.S. Tour In 35 Years

first_imgToday, decorated British singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Lynne announced that he will be bringing his Electric Light Orchestra stateside next summer for his first North American tour since 1981, the better part of four decades ago. The announcement comes on the heels of a their memorable return to London’s Wembley Stadium in June, which was immortalized via their upcoming live album/concert film Wembley or Bust, due out this Friday, November 17th. It also follows the recent death of Lynne’s former Traveling Wilburys bandmate Tom Petty.Jeff Lynne’s ELO Performs In The US For The First Time In 30 Years [Video]Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold out run of UK and European shows, as well as a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a statement, Lynne commented on the long-awaited North American ELO tour: “Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.” The tour will hit 10 cities, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena and wrapping up in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center. (See below for a full list of dates).American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 15th at 10am local time through Thursday, November 16th at 10pm local time. The Live Nation pre-sale begins Thursday, November 16th and public on-sale begins Friday, November 17th starting at 10am local time with tickets available on Ticketmaster.All pre-orders of Wembley Or Bust made at Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra Official US Store prior to 4:00pm EST on November 14, 2017 are eligible to receive a ticket pre-sale code for 2018 U.S. tour dates. Codes can be used during the pre-sale window for access to tickets before the general public on-sale. One (1) code is granted per customer and allows access to purchase up to four (4) tickets. Tickets will be available while supplies last and pre-sale codes do not guarantee inventory.Watch the official preview for Wembley or Bust below via ELOVEVO:For information on ticket on-sale information, pre-orders, and more, head to the ELO website.2018 Electric Light Orchestra  U.S. Tour DatesThu Aug 2 Oakland, CA – Oracle ArenaSat Aug 4 Los Angeles, CA – The ForumWed Aug 8 Denver, CO – Pepsi CenterFri Aug 10 Houston, TX – Toyota CenterMon Aug 13 Dallas, TX – American Airlines CenterWed Aug 15 Rosemont, IL – Allstate ArenaThu Aug 16 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars ArenaSat August 18 Toronto, ON – Air Canada CentreTue Aug 21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden, *NY on sale Saturday at 10:00amFri Aug 24 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center[Cover photos via Wembley or Bust]last_img read more

Ward sets sights on Scotland

first_img Press Association “Anyone would have taken that result at the start. Fordey [goalkeeper David Forde] started to make saves – and thankfully we have got him in great form when he needs to be – but there are not many chances I would look back on and say it was a clear-cut chance where they could have scored. “There were a lot of shots from outside the box, outside the ‘D’, tight angles, but you need your bit of luck coming to these places and I thought in the second half, we deserved the point, especially the way we responded after going 1-0 down.” O’Shea might not have been the number one candidate to snatch a point with literally seconds remaining, but his intervention could hardly have been better-timed on the night he collected his 100th Irish cap. Ward said: “It’s obviously a fairytale. I don’t think you could have scripted that, on his 100th cap getting an equaliser so late on. “It’s fantastic. It was a great achievement and milestone for him. He’s been a great servant and no-one deserves it better than him. “He was happy. He’s probably one of the calmer ones. He has played in big games like this before and got results, so it was probably the rest of us who were going a bit more mad.” Stephen Ward has warned Scotland that the Republic of Ireland will not surrender their unbeaten Euro 2016 start without a fight as the pair prepare to go head to head next month. Ward and his team-mates took their Group D tally to seven points from a possible nine with an improbable 1-1 draw with world champions Germany in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday evening to give themselves an excellent platform from which to launch a genuine bid for qualification. Ireland will head for Glasgow on November 14 sharing first place with Poland and three points better off than both the Scots – who drew 2-2 away to the Poles – and the Germans, and they are determined to emerge with the gap over Gordon Strachan’s men intact, if not wider. Ward said: “We are unbeaten. We go to Scotland next month, which is going to be a massive game now with their result tonight. “I’m sure they won’t have believed that we have got a point here, so that will be a massive game. But unbeaten in three is a great start to the group.” The Republic’s start has been eventful with Aiden McGeady’s late strike securing a 2-1 win in Georgia before a 7-0 demolition of Gibraltar in Dublin set the scene for more heroics in Germany. Toni Kroos looked to have claimed the points for the world champions, but defender John O’Shea proved the unlikely hero with a stoppage-time equaliser which leaves Martin O’Neill’s men with a points tally Ward admits they would happily have accepted before a ball was kicked. The 29-year-old Burnley full-back said: “Yes, of course we would. Let’s not be silly, we are coming to the world champions here. Most people outside would have expected them to win comfortably. “But we showed that fighting spirit that we have and to get a point is great. People could say it might be a lucky one, but it’s a vital one and one that people wouldn’t have expected, so it’s a real bonus.” Ireland had to weather something of a storm as the Germans attempted to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat in Poland at the weekend, but Ward insists they deserved the break they got at the death, their reward for a hugely committed display. He said: “I’m hoping people don’t say we were lucky because you have to make your own luck and defend well and work hard as a team. last_img read more

Emir Kujović: I expect to play for Sweden

first_imgEdin Kujović is the king of strikers and a hero of the golden match against the double champions of Sweden and the only Scandinavian team in the Champions League – Malmö.It was clear who should be painted in gold by Spotrbladet.“I saw pictures when others won gold. It’s cool”, Emir Kujović said.Kujović arrived in Norrköping injured from the professional adventure in Turkey. However, as soon as he recovered from the injuries, he exploded! This 27-year-old player scored 31 goals in the last 44 matches of the Swedish league.“I’ve shown what I can do”, Emir said.When he scored the goal of the season, 1:0 against Malmö in the first half time, Emir led his team towards gold.“That is my favourite position when I come from that side. If you’ve seen my goals, there are several such goals”.Nine of 21 goals scored by Emir this year, making him the king of strikers in Sweden, were decisive.“That’s not bad. I’m that type, I love these kinds of matches where everything has to be decided on, and I love to be the one who is deciding. That is who I am”.When the title was secured, Kujović cried at the stadium.Kujović said he would love to play in the shirt of the national football team of Sweden in the playoffs against Denmark, but that everything is up to the coach.(Source: read more

Infectious Diseases Expert Says COVID-19 Has Been Infecting Americans for Months

first_imgInfectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen Marty from FIU in Miami says that the novel coronavirus numbers in the U.S. are wrong today because the disease has been here infecting us for months. Therefore, she says the number of confirmed cases and deaths in America and are too low. CDC says events with 50 or more people should be cancelled or delayed for 8 weeks including sporting events, weddings, and festivals.Florida has 100 cases and 4 deaths. Broward has 30 confirmed COVID-19 cases, which is more than any other county.Infectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen marty on Broward’s response to COVID-19 a result, the National Guard has been deployed to Broward to test people for COVID-19 at free drive-thru clinics.West Palm Beach will open its first drive through coronavirus test sight today as well.Starting at 10 a.m., FoundCare, Inc.will open a drive-through testing station in the parking lot of its location at 2330 N.E. Congress Avenue in West Palm Beach.last_img read more

India vs West Indies: Mayank Agarwal has high praises for Windies new guy Cornwall

first_imgAdvertisement c2s8aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ip1uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lucr0Would you ever consider trying this?😱0geiwCan your students do this? 🌚juaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian opener Mayank Agarwal praised the West Indies bowlers after day one of the second Test match at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The Karnataka batsman who scored a crucial 55 after India were asked to bat first, mainly lauded the two West Indian bowlers captain Jason Holder and debutant Rahkeem Cornwall. India finished their day’s play at 264 for 5. With Hanuma Vihari (42) and Rishabh Pant (27) on the pitch in a promising 62–run partnership for the sixth wicket.Advertisement In the post-match press conference Agarwal pointed that India are in a ‘great position’, and that it was difficult to play strokes against Holder and Roach up front and it became harder especially after Rahkeem Cornwall came into attack,Advertisement “We are in a great position. To have just lost five wickets on a track like that was a good effort from our side West Indies reduced. Kemar Roach and Holder bowled great areas. It wasn’t easy – there was a lot of moisture and the ball was doing a bit.”After being sent to bat, India were down to 46 for 2 as KL Rahul got out in the 7th over and Cheteshwar Pujara falling victim of the off-spinner, Cornwall. The slow blower stands 6ft 5 inch and weighs more than 140 kilos; the heaviest cricketer to play Test the Windies player,Advertisement “He definitely gets a lot more bounce compared to many other spinners. He just keeps hitting those lengths He is very, very [consistent], he forms good clusters and he keeps bowling those areas, keeps bowling those areas. We took our time and it was very important for Virat and me to actually get a partnership going and it was important that one of us went on to score big,” Agarwal pointed out.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Cape Town boosts water system

first_imgCape Town’s impressive Green Pointstadium and surrounding precinct areundergoing major renovation. (Image:Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town)Janine ErasmusThe City of Cape Town has announced a US$91-million (R786-million) upgrade to its existing water and sanitation infrastructure.This is an important part of the city’s current five-year development plan, and amounts to almost 15% of the total $650-million (R5.5-billion) capital expenditure budget for the forthcoming financial year.With the latest project Cape Town aims to further enhance its attractiveness as both a tourist and investment destination.HistoricCape Town is South Africa’s oldest city and traces its history back to the arrival of the first Dutch settlers in 1652, although Portuguese navigators had discovered the area some three centuries before. The existing infrastructure, while not quite as old as the city itself, therefore needs careful and constant maintenance.Old and leaking pipes are a financial burden to the city. Cape Town loses almost 19% of its piped water to burst pipes and leaks in homes and offices. This costs the city more than $473 000 (R4-million) every year. The international standard for such losses in other world-class cities is 15%.A complete replacement of Cape Town’s water system would cost $2.7-billion (R23-billion), said Clive Justus, the mayoral committee member for utility services. “The backlog of water mains replacement would become unmanageable if infrastructural replacement is not accelerated now,” he commented in a statement.Forward planningBy investing into and accelerating the replacement of faulty water mains, city management plans to avert a crisis such as that experienced by power utility Eskom in early 2008, when inadequate infrastructure was unable to meet the country’s power demands. The Western Cape was the hardest hit and suffered rolling blackouts for many weeks, as well as a severe dent to its economy.The international norm for water pipe replacement in terms of distance per year is 1% of the total network. Cape Town is currently replacing water pipes at a rate of 30km per year, but this is a big improvement on the 7.4km per year that was achieved just three years ago. The immediate goal is the replacement of 40km of pipes by mid-2009, which still amounts to just 0.5% of the total Cape Town network.The 8 000km wastewater system is also due for treatment. In the northern suburbs, where development is rapid, the system is under particular stress. From July 2009, a $6.6-million (R56-million) upgrade project will see the replacement of pipelines where it is most needed.Other projects currently underway include the allocation of $33-million (R280-million) to increase the capacity of the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works from 32 megalitres per day to 47. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2009. Another state-of-the-art greenfield facility is under construction at Fisantekraal, situated 10km north of Durbanville. Greenfield refers to a plant that is built on previously undeveloped land.Both plants together will provide treatment capacity for about 140 000 homes in Cape Town.Extensive upgradesThe city is in the throes of extensive upgrades in several sectors.The refurbishment of Green Point Stadium, a 2010 Fifa World Cup venue, is around 70% complete and according to the city, is on track for completion and handover in December 2009. The $520-million (R4.5-billion) project is set to become an eye-catching landmark, while the surrounding area of Green Point Common has also been revamped and will include a golf course and other sporting facilities by the time it is complete in March 2010.Cape Town’s public transport system is getting a massive overhaul with the implementation of the Integrated Rapid Transit system. Phase one, which encompasses the airport-city and the city-stadium routes, is expected to be on the road in time for the World Cup in 2010.City planners are also developing a stronger network of roads in suburban areas. This will include developments such as walking and cycling routes and better provision for public transport.Africa’s leading airportCape Town International Airport, voted by the World Travel Awards as Africa’s leading airport no less than seven times, will see the opening of its new Terminal 2010 at the end of 2009. About $118-million (R1-billion) has been ploughed into the terminal, which will accommodate the domestic and international volume until 2015. Two new parkades are also nearing completion.Business, education and private internet usage are getting a $47-million (R400-million) boost in the form of a brand-new fibre optic network. Phase one, the laying of about 202km of cable and connection points in key municipal and educational buildings, is in progress and the second phase will involve the expansion of the network to the suburbs, especially those that have no access to modern telecommunications.The fibre optic network is one of the factors that earned Cape Town a spot on the Intelligent Community Forum‘s 2008 list of the world’s most intelligent cities. It also fulfils Fifa’s stringent telecomms requirements for 2010.As if this weren’t enough, Cape Town is also investing heavily into the business of entertainment, with a $50-million (R430-million) film studio under construction just 20km out of the city. The Cape Town Film Studio will boost the filming industry in Cape Town, which is already the darling of international filmmakers. The city has seen film crews for both high-profile feature films such as Free Willy 4, Goodbye Bafana,  24: Redemption and Blood Diamond, as well as commercials, scurrying around its streets.The studio complex is expected to open its doors early in 2010.Useful linksCity of Cape TownDepartment of Water Affairs and ForestryCape Town Film StudiosCap Town International AirportCape Film Commissionlast_img read more

Turkish cybercriminals hack ATMs in Tripura, steal huge cash

first_imgAfter Assam, suspected cybercriminals from Turkey have stolen huge amounts of cash from ATMs through ATM-cloning devices installed in Tripura’s capital Agartala, police said on Monday.According to the police, banks and other sources, over 60 bank customers of different banks mostly State Bank of India (SBI) during the past few days lost lakhs of rupees due to the fraudulent acts of the cybercriminals and ATM hackers.Tripura police’s Cyber Crime wing Superintendent of Police Sharmistha Chakraborty said that as per their preliminary probe the Turkish nationals who had taken out lakhs of rupees of bank customers through the ATM-cloning devices in Guwahati in August are also involved in similar hacking in Agartala.“We are collecting complaints of bank customers from various police stations and different bank branches to gather the information and other details of stolen cash of many bank customers from ATMs through ATM-cloning devices,” Chakraborty said.She said according to their information available the suspected Turkish nationals after pilfering money from the several ATMs left Tripura for Kolkata.“Our probe is on. If necessary we would take help from other agencies of concerned states where similar crimes took place,” the official added.According to local media reports, over ₹80 lakhs of several customers were stolen from several ATMs during the past few days in Agartala.SBI’s Regional Manager Dibyendu Chowdhury said that they have so far received complains from 45 customers that they lost their money due to the ATM hacking.Chowdhury said that the SBI has blocked a number of ATM and debit cards of its customers as precautionary measures.According to a cyber-technology expert, the ATM card cloning system comprises a spy camera, a memory card and a small data device to gather ATM and account details of bank customers. Recently, two Turkish nationals involved in the ATM hacking were arrested in Mumbai.Incidents of stealing money of a large number of bank customers from ATMs through ATM cloning devices took place in different parts of the country including Kolkata and Guwahati.last_img read more