AEG Presents And Barclays Center Owners To Purchase NYC’s Webster Hall

first_imgOne of Manhattan’s nightlife staples is going corporate. After 27 years of operating multi-floor East-Village nightclub Webster Hall, the Ballinger family has announced that they will sell the 131-year-old venue to concert promotion giant AEG Presents and Barclay’s Center owners Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, according to a report in Billboard. The two firms will assume operating rights, assets and the long-term lease from building owner Unity Gallega while Bowery Presents (whom AEG purchased earlier this year) will take over booking and talent buying.The deal originated as a Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment venture, but they eventually made the call to bring in AEG as a 50-50 partnership. Says BSE CEO Brett Yormark, “While we were having [preliminary] discussions, AEG finalized the acquisition of Bowery Presents, which used to book Webster Hall. We’re going to partner on all facets of the business, but obviously let those that know it best lead the way,” Yormark said. Up until March 2014, Bowery had an exclusive at the venue, and Yormark said that the new agreement means the Bowery team will once more be charged with programming and marketing Webster Hall.AEG and BSE plan to spend about $10 million renovating Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom, The Studio and The Marlin Room spaces to bring them up to contemporary standards and add a few more customer features.According to AEG chairman Jay Marciano, “You can’t replace a venue of its size and stature anywhere on the island of Manhattan, and we jumped at the chance to bring Webster Hall into our growing venue portfolio” which includes staple New York City venues like Terminal 5 and Music Hall of Williamsburg. “It would be cost prohibitive to try and build a venue like Webster Hall from scratch,” says Marciano. “Knowing what I know about New York real estate, I don’t think you could build it for less than $100 million. Webster Hall is a landmark, historic building whose use as a public assembly venue dates back to the 1800s. It’s a venue that any promoter would want to have in their portfolio.”Yormark hopes Webster Hall and other AEG/Bowery Presents facilities become feeder venues for rising artists who aspire to play big arena shows at Nassau Coliseum and Barclays Center.“We’re trying to diversify our venue portfolio so we can connect with artists early and often,” he says. “We have a progression approach that allows us to get to know them and let them understand the experience they’ll have when they play one of our venues.”[h/t – Billboard]last_img read more

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CAF Confederations Cup: No Torres, Leku as Proline names squad for AS Kigali first leg

first_img Tags: Alfred LekuAS KigaliBashir SekagyaCAF Confederations CupEdrisa LubegaIvan Bogeereproline fctop Proline eliminated Master Securities in the previous round. (PHOTO/File)CAF Confederations Cup – First RoundAS Kigali vs Proline FCStade Regional de Nyamirambo, KigaliSaturday, 14-09-2019 @4pmKAMPALA – Proline FC have named an 18-man squad that will travel for their CAF Confederations Cup first round game away to AS Kigali.The Lugogo based side who are in their debut Continental campaign will square off with their Rwandese counterparts in the first leg of the tie on Saturday afternoon.The team named does not include a host of big names including Edrisa ‘Torres’ Lubega.Torres just returned to the club last month after his loan spell in Europe expired.Upon his return, he scored the winning goal in Proline’s 1-0 victory over Onduparaka FC on match-day two of the current Uganda Premier league season.The Uganda Cranes international is expected to be an integral figure in Proline’s season but efforts to secure a license for him to feature in the game fell on barren land and hence will not take part.Joining him on the list of absentees is former Vipers SC striker Alfred Leku.Like Torres, Leku has just joined Proline in the offseason after returning from Botswana.The other player missing on the squad is on-loan Vipers SC goalkeeper Bashir Sekagya who is yet to feature for the Lugogo based side.Surprisingly, striker Ivan Bogere has been included despite having a rift with the club’s management.Bogeere who scored all three goals as Proline beat Malawian side Security Master 3-0 in the preliminary round first leg, is understood to be seeking for a move away from the club and has consistently refused to renew his current contract.Bogeere who has been on and off in training has featured in only one league game, the 3-0 loss to Mbarara City. He missed the victory over Onduparaka in the league and it was highly believed he would not play for Proline again.Proline reached the first round of the Confederations Cup qualifiers following a 3-0 aggregate victory over Masters Securities.For AS Kigali, the breezes past Kinondoni Municipal Council (KMC) 2-1.The second leg of the tie will be played at Lugogo on the 28th of September.Proline FC 18-man squadGoalkeepersHassan Matovu, Shatif MagolaDefendersBernard Muwanga, Mustafa Mujuzi, Yusuf Mukisa, Saka Mpima, Sendi Ibrahim, Richard Ajuna, James Begesa, Sula SekamwaMidfieldersSam Kintu, Bright Anukani, Bunjo Noordin, Andrew Isiagi, Ibrahim WamanahForwardsHakim Kiwanuka, Ivan Bogere, Kizza HamisComments last_img read more

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Raiders Straight Talk: Keeping Josh Jacobs healthy a priority

first_imgALAMEDA — Josh Jacobs is being watched closely, and not just because he’s been a marvel of forward progress not seen by the Raiders since the days of Marcus Allen.No player other than quarterback Derek Carr is more important to the offense. Stopping Jacobs will become Job No. 1 of every opponent over the last 10 games of the season, starting with Sunday’s road game against the Houston Texans.“He runs hard. Gets his pads down, he’s built very low to the ground,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien …last_img

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Top SA police officers train in the US

first_img28 September 2010A group of police officers from South Africa’s elite Special Task Force are currently on a five-week course in the United States aimed at honing their skills in handling high-risk confrontations and possible terror situations.According to the US Embassy, the course teaches officers how to use a number of means to deal with such situations, while focusing on minimum force and the protection of human life.The police officers will take part in hands-on outdoor firearms seminars and raid and assault simulations, and receive training in crisis response skills for urban environments.The training is part of the US State Department’s Anti-terrorism Assistance Programme, which has trained more than 100 000 foreign law enforcement officers from 160 countries since its launch in 1983.“This training recognises the calibre of our elite Special Task Force officers, and also the solid relationship law enforcement in South Africa has with the United States,” said the commander of the South African Police Service’s Special Task Force, Brigadier Lucky Mkhwanazi.US Charge d’Affaires Helen La Lime described the United States’ partnership with the SA Police Service as “robust”, adding: “We look forward to pursuing more partnership opportunities.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Twitter to Move into Custom-Built Data Center

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#twitter#web curt hopkins Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification “We frequently compare the tasks of scaling, maintaining, and tweaking Twitter to building a rocket in mid-flight.”The new data center , he said, will give Twitter a number of advantages. More capacity to deal with growthFull control over network and systems configurationFlexibility to make infrastructure changesHigh redundancySLC photo by Dave Winer Twitterannounced today that it will be moving into its own dedicated data center in Salt Lake City this fall. From the beginning, Twitter has struggled against issues of scalability and reliability. Users of the fast-growing microblogging service have been constantly plagued by slow-downs and downtime, the latest only two days ago. A data center is a big step to putting that aspect of their history behind them. Twitter is still adding as many as 300,000 users a day and the The World Cup, the most popular web event of all time, and one which tasked Twitter severely, just wrapped up. Twitter engineer Jean-Paul Cozzatti surveyed the problems the company has had with reliability. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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No Surprise Skippings rejected working with PDM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:general elections, oswald skippings, Pdm, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaLES, 28 Jan 2015 – The People’s Democratic Movement says it is not surprised by the announcement of former leader and former Chief Minister, Oswald Skippings to re-enter frontline politics under a new political banner. The Party’s leader explained Mr. Skippings was welcomed to continue to play at role in the affairs of the party; but did not do that. The PDM issued a statement today. Skippings, who failed in his bid as an all island candidate in the 2012 General Election said he has a cadre of people who believe they are a better band of representatives for the people. Sharlene Robinson, leader of the Opposition said: In the case of Pastor Skippings, he was further invited to serve in a special advisory role. However, in his case, he has not availed himself of these opportunities. Following public statements and in a direct statement, he has made it clear that he is no longer with the Party. Therefore we are not surprised that he has announced this new venture.” The PDM says its focus is on representing and preparing to become the next Government. Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more

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Injured Neymar could miss the Copa America in Brazil

first_imgAfter knowing that Neymar’s injury may take him back to the operating room, Brazil manager ‘Tite’ revealed that he may even miss the Copa America.Terrible news for Neymar and Brazil, the national team that will host this year’s Copa America might miss out on the PSG star due to his most recent metatarsal injury.Last year as we all know, the star fell injured with a fracture on exactly the same area where he recently suffered the new setback.Everybody was trying to keep the results of his latest tests a secret, but L’Equipe was able to get a hold of the results and the news are very bad for both his club and country.Even though Paris Saint-Germain is trying to avoid the player from going under the knife again, it appears that there will be no choice for him and there will be a new surgery that will set him back for at least two months.This means that after getting surgery, Neymar will have to take a recovery period that effectively leaves him out of any competition with PSG and he will most likely miss the two matches against Manchester United in the Champions League.But that’s not all, this problem seems to go even deeper than only a few months of not playing football for his club.Manager ‘Tite’ spoke to the press from Paris on Monday to talk about the situation in detail, the expectations are not good.#CopaAmerica2019 🏆 | ¡Neymar podría perderse la Copa América! https://t.co/BHPMLsSJtJ pic.twitter.com/jkBtZre2qc— Diario SPORT (@sport) January 28, 2019Brazil’s main objective this year will be to win the upcoming Copa America that will be celebrated in their own country, they had Neymar as their biggest star for the competition but manager ‘Tite’ is having second thoughts about calling up the PSG star for the competition.Knowing how bad the result was from last year’s World Cup for Brazil, the boss revealed that he won’t call Neymar for the tournament if he thinks risking him isn’t necessary.‘Tite’ is aware that Brazil currently has a lot of great players who have the skills to replace Neymar if the star cannot get to the Copa America at the top of his game, he would prefer to leave him resting at home instead of risking his fresh injury once again.“PSG have taken a conservative approach towards the injury,” said ‘Tite’ to the press in Paris via Diario AS.“They [PSG] called Dr Lasmar, and other specialists are going to come,” he added.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Only then will they decide about what to do with his foot. It seems right to me that there is caution at this moment.”“Neymar will not pay the price at the cost of his health,” his manager said.“I will lose my job, but I’m not going to put the responsibility onto his shoulders by calling him [while injured].”Tres patadas, la respuesta de Neymar tras reanudarse el juego es ejemplar pic.twitter.com/8PKlAqVwV8— L. Alcázar (@l_Alcazar) January 28, 2019The clock has already started ticking for Neymar, he will do everything in his power to not last too long in recovery and make it all the way to the Copa America in his country.As far as the reports tell us, a decision of whether the player gets surgery or not hasn’t been made yet and any news on the matter will be published on this website as soon as we know that will happen.Neymar is currently resting at his house in Paris, he is not yet scheduled to travel to Brazil for any second opinion from any doctor because the Brazil National Team’s medical staff has traveled to France in order to assess the situation.This might be the perfect opportunity for other young players such as Vinicius Junior or Lucas Paqueta to make their debut with the senior squad, they will have to take over during the time that Neymar gets fully recovered from his latest injury.Paris Saint-Germain will have to make do without Neymar for now, they have Cavani and Mbappé to cover his absence but not even they might be enough to compete against Manchester United.Neymar lesionado para los de final, lo celebro pic.twitter.com/fc0kOw7ajf— A l o n s o G a r c í a (@alonsowaga) January 28, 2019How long will it take Neymar to get completely recovered at PSG? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Dhanushs wacky dance moves in TEJOTF song Madaari grips internet

first_imgWoaah….what a cool move nd song too Lets nacho Jadoo ka pantra… #Madaari is rocking Madari is here to dance on his tunes Another great number by @ dhanushkraja is so great! Jadu’s box is now open what a song, Madari from the movie “The extraordinary Journey of th fakir” must watch video #MadaariManiaNow Pihu % @pihu3333 Only he can moves and still look so handsome Mostly expected Madaari mania starts #MadaariManiaNow Wow sach guyz it’s Madaari song of The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is out it’s wonderful #MadaariManiaNow Mona lisa‏ @monalisa77_ I definitely Such a feet moving song, Madaari is here to make you dance to his tunes #MadaariManiaNow Nishi Singh Thakur‏ @Nishi_thakur21 Pllaying Madaari from #TheExtraordinaryJourneyOfTheFakir on loop Another brilliant number by @ItsAmitTrivedi @dhanushkraja #MadaariManiaNow प्रेरणा.xOxO‏ @pyalaa_center_img Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in the music video of the second song Madaari from The Extraordinary Journey of the FakirTwitterThe makers of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (TEJOTF) have released its second song Madaari and Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in this peppy number have wowed the music lovers.After wooing audience across India, Dhanush is now making his Hollywood debut with The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The film, which is based on the book by Romain Puértolas, revolves around an Indian street magician’s journey to Paris. He finds himself in the midst of a crazy adventure he never bargained for. It was screened at international film festivals and received a lot of critical acclaim and awards.The makers recently released the trailer and the first song Angrezi Luv Shuv from The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. Both of them have got a thumbs up from the audience. Now, they have dropped its second song from Madaari. It is a peppy number composed by Amit Trivedi.The song Madaari has vocals by Vishal Dadlani and Nikhita Gandhi. Dhanush’s adorable dance moves are one of the major highlights of the number, and Oscar-nominated actress Berenice Bejo is equally terrific in this song. Many people on the internet have fallen in love with his dance moves and are busy circulating its link on social media.Here is what they have to say about Madaari.Vikas jain‏ @Vikas__Jain Velli Mamta‏ @MamtaParmar19 jiya‏ @jiyabharati Mukesh Prajapat‏ @Mukesh_p9 Avantika Pandit❤️‏ @Avantika_Pandit अस्तिमा‏ @singh_Asteema What a amazing song such amazing acted by @dhanushkraja I’m totally impressed.lets enjoy and get ready to dance at madaari tunes. Loving the vibe. Madaari just amped it up! Such a fun and peppy number MadaariManiaNow Hey guys don’t miss to watch #MadaariManiaNow Madaari is such a super cool dance @dhanushkraja ‘s dance are Let’s enjoy and Get ready to dance on madaari tunes. #MadaariManiaNowThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is directed by Ken Scott and produced by Saurabh Gupta, Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal, Aditi Anand, Samir Gupta, Luc Bossi, Jaime Mateus-Tique, Gregoire Lassalle and Genevieve Lemal. The film will be releasing in India, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Malaysia on June 21.Watch Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in the music video of the second song Madaari from The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir:last_img read more

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Kimberley Garner flaunts her assets in barely there swimwear Photo

first_imgKimberley GarnerKimberley Garner Official Instagram (kimberleygarner)Kimberley Garner sure knows how to turn up the heat. The stunning beauty showcased her killer curves in a social media post promoting her own company’s swimwear.Reportedly, the throwback snap came from her break away in St Tropez, France. Kimberley looked gorgeous in the white nautical themed swimsuit. Gushing about her busy schedule, Kimberley said in the caption: ‘Monday done. how was yours? working on my company all day, now time for ballet class followed by [drink emoji] with my girls. last week in #stTropez in one of my designs.’There might also be another reason for Kimberley’s glow, she appeared to confirm her reunion with her former boyfriend. Following their break-up last year, the blonde beauty told MailOnline: ‘I ended the relationship recently. It was a really wonderful three years and we are still good friends today.’  Kimberley GarnerKimberley Garner Official Instagram (kimberleygarner)The socialite has apparently been notoriously tight-lipped about the identity of her former long-term boyfriend, who was often seen with the personality in West London. Speaking to The Sun during her appearance at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, she said: ‘It was a great relationship. I’d love to meet someone with a great personality — it’s all about the personality for me.’It is known that in May 2013 Garner launched her first swimwear collection and has gone on to release many collections since. She is the director of Kimberley London Ltd and of Young London Events Ltd. Apparently, Kimberley also tried her hand at acting with a lead role in the movie Sweetheart.Well, getting back with her ex sure seems to be doing wonders for Kimberly. You can check out the pic here:last_img read more

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Sigmas Zetas Captivate DC

first_img“Best Is Yet To Come”Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity opened its highly anticipated centennial week, themed “The Best is Yet to Come,” July 16 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest D.C. by unveiling an ambitious initiative to aid the nation’s young men of color.Speakers for the opening press conference included Broderick Johnson, chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fraternity member who is also founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN); George Selvie, professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys; Jeff Obafemi Carr, Ph.D., producer of the anti-hazing film “He Ain’t Heavy;” and representatives from the organization’s longtime partner, the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 to combat the spread of polio. Monument UnveiledAs a tribute to its founders A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown, the Sigma organization continues in its 100th year to exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service by unveiling a monument at Howard University, the college where the fraternity originated. Sigma Museum OpensThe Sigma organization is the first Black fraternity to open its own museum. A sea of members from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority gathered at the Howard University Quad to view the unveiling of a monument dedicated to Sigma foundersThe AFRO has provided real time news coverage on Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.’s historical moments, pivotal discussions, and entertainment showcases during its centennial celebrations July 16-20. In conjunction with the mighty wave of blue and white’s festivities, the AFRO also covered Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.’s biannual leadership conference. Centennial Step Show CompetitionSigma brother and comedian Joey Wells emceed the event, donning a blue cap and white T-shirt with the Sigma emblem. Amid cheers of encouragement and the traditional Sigma call and response, brothers performed creative but calculated routines, featuring a wide array of acrobatic stunts and the fraternity’s signature movement, the Nut Cracker, to pay homage to the organization’s ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.After the winners were announced, the crowd erupted in excitement as Jonathan A. Mason, international president, taught the young brothers a thing or two by showing them some ‘old school’ stepping. Centennial BallThe Sigma men, dressed in white overcoats, blue bowties and burgundy and white leis, danced the night away with their guests and Zeta sisters at the 2014 Centennial Grand Orchid Blue Tie Ball. Zeta Grand BouléThe Zeta Amicae National Choir lifted their voices in an uproar as they sang “Every Praise,” while two liturgical dancers performed and hundreds clapped in unison during the 2014 Grand Boulé Awards Banquet.The Zetas Helping Other People Excel (Z-Hope) awards banquet recognized members and organizations for their service.last_img read more

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