Stream The Trippy, New Flaming Lips “Live” Album That Dropped On Record Store Day

first_imgRecord Store Day has come and gone, with a bunch of exclusive special releases specifically for the day. One such release was The Flaming Lips’ Onboard The International Space Station Concert For Peace—a more-or-less live album with seven tracks from Oczy Mlody. Onboard The International Space Station Concert For Peace is a dramatized and fictionalized Flaming Lips performance that supposed to be recorded on the International Space Station, making for quite a far-out listen for fans. The release on Record Store Day was fairly small, being limited to only 2,700 copies, so many fans struggled to get a hold of the limited release when it dropped on April 22nd.Mac DeMarco And The Flaming Lips To Co-Headline September Tour TogetherHowever, fans who did not get a chance to grab the Flaming Lips’ latest album need not fret any longer. The psychedelic band has just made Onboard The International Space Station Concert For Peace available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music. You can take a listen to the trippy, space-themed “live” album below. [H/T Consequence Of Sound]last_img read more

Italian government orders all sporting events to take place without fans until April 3 due to coronavirus outbreak

first_img March 4, 2020 Italian government orders all sporting events to take place without fans until April 3 due to coronavirus outbreak Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMILAN (AP) — Italian government orders all sporting events to take place without fans until April 3 due to coronavirus outbreak.last_img

Welcome to Herald Sports, world of UW athletics

first_imgWelcome home, friends.That’s directed at everyone, not just returning Badgers. And for you freshmen and transfer students, it will sound right soon enough.Hopefully you’re reading this because you’ve got a love for Wisconsin sports. And hopefully you will continue to pick up this paper because we here at Herald Sports are striving to bring you some of the best sports coverage this city has to offer. Whether it’s football, basketball, soccer or tennis, we’re confident you can count on us to cover it better than anyone else.That’s really the beauty of it; no matter what sport you’re interested in, chances are the Badgers are performing well in it and will continue to do so.CBS Sports recently ran a series it called “The Flourishing Five.” Sportsline looked at the nation’s Division I schools and tried to rank the top five schools with the best combined football/basketball programs. To the surprise of some and outrage of others, UW clocked in at No. 4 in those rankings, behind Florida, Texas and Ohio State.Judging by the comments left by the all-knowing sports gurus that populate the CBS Sports community, there is some discontent when it comes to Wisconsin’s spot on that list.Haters gonna hate, I suppose.But the more you examine it, the more UW’s ranking makes sense. You might not put the Badgers that high on a football-only list, or on a basketball-only poll. But how many schools have the rare one-two punch of successful programs in both sports?If you’re building a short list, it probably looks about the same as the one CBS published. You could make cases for West Virginia or Oklahoma maybe, or USC, but where to after that?You can argue the Badgers are never in the national title discussion in either sport; UW hasn’t been to a BCS Bowl since 2000, or to a Final Four since that same year. Wisconsin is never a sexy pick, often because running the ball up the gut is about as attractive as the swing offense, which is about as attractive as a block of cheddar cheese (Some people really like cheese though – I don’t judge).On the other hand, UW has averaged 9.5 wins since Bret Bielema took over the football team. Wisconsin has played in four January bowl games since 2005 and dominated a hyped Miami team in last year’s Champs Sports Bowl.On the hardwood, all Bo Ryan has done is make the NCAA tournament, year after year after year. Ryan took over where Dick Bennett left off, and UW’s tournament appearance streak is at 12 straight years now. For reference, the only teams with longer active streaks are Kansas, Duke and Michigan State.An important thing to remember is these rankings took into consideration the past five years and the outlook for the next five. Yes, Bielema needs to legitimize Wisconsin football by winning a BCS bowl – and he could do that this year. Sure, Ryan hasn’t gotten the Badgers to the Elite Eight since 2005, but as long as he keeps making the tournament, he gives UW a chance to do so. There are few reasons to assume UW won’t at least maintain the same level of success. The Badgers might not be the first team you think of when talking about college football or basketball, but there’s something to be said of consistent successuccess.All things considered, Wisconsin packs a pretty powerful double-whammy. But what’s even better is the Badgers boast the vaunted trifecta, once you add men’s hockey to the list.Forget for a second the Badgers looked like the JV squad from the Minnesota School for the Blind against Boston College in the national title game in April. Instead, recall how Wisconsin owns six championships in men’s hockey — only three schools boast more, Minnesota notably not one of those three. And while the Badgers don’t overwhelm you with alumni in the NFL, and are especially sparse in the NBA, Dany Heatley, Joe Pavelski and Adam Burish can tell you a few things about succeeding at the next level.Keep looking and it gets more impressive. Mark Johnson and the women’s hockey team own three of the 10 national titles in the sport, and were close to winning four in a row. Ed Nuttycombe has made the Badgers the standard for Big Ten success in men’s track and field since he took over the program – winning the track triple crown (cross country, indoor and outdoor titles) in nine of the past 14 years. In 2007, UW became the first Big Ten school to win a national title in track and field, notching the indoor championship.Over in the Field House, Pete Waite looks to be on track to get Wisconsin back into the NCAA tournament groove in volleyball and UW is a trendy pick this year in women’s soccer. And if for whatever reason, you happen to be a fan of rowing, UW gives you ample opportunity to cheer on that front as well. As far as atmosphere, Badger fans not only come in droves to games, but bleed cardinal and white. UW consistently ranks tops in attendance in men’s and women’s hockey, volleyball and sells out Camp Randall regularly.There’s a lot to love about Wisconsin athletics, no matter what you’re into. And even better, there’s a lot to brag about when it comes to the Badgers, so you’re covered there as well. There are few schools as well-rounded as UW when it comes to sports — and here at the Herald, we’re hoping to be just as balanced in our coverage. Whether it’s in print or online, we’re going to do our best to give you the most extensive coverage of the Badgers — all of the Badgers — you’ll find. So crack open an ice cold Genny Light, sit back and enjoy the semester.Adam is a senior majoring in journalism. Want to debate UW’s athletic success? 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Obamacare vendetta costing Florida

first_imgRick Scott and Donald Trump’s Obamacare vendetta costing FloridaThe Florida Democratic Party has claimed in a press release issued yesterday that following President Donald Trump’s executive order to end cost-sharing reduction payments by the federal government, Floridians are already getting hit by rising insurance premiums.The payments or subsidies payed to insurance companies were an original component of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) signed by former President Obama in 2011. Through these subsidies the insurance companies participating in the ACA was able to offer lower than normal premiums to customers who purchased healthcare policies under the program.Florida will be particularly hard hit with the removal of the subsidies to the insurance companies as over 1.2 million Floridians received cost-sharing reductions, reflected in lower premiums out of 5.6 million Americans in 2016.That is 71percent of ACA marketplace enrollees in Florida who are receiving cost-sharing reductions.Governor Rick Scott who has been a longtime advocate for the dismantling of Obamacare, refused to expand Medicaid for purely political reasons, and has advertised himself as a chief architect of Trumpcare.“Floridians are being hit by higher premiums for one reason: Donald Trump and Rick Scott want to dismantle Obamacare more than they want to fix health care. While Rick Scott and Donald Trump are playing politics and deliberately sabotaging the American health care system, working families are paying for it. Florida needs a leader that will stand up to Donald Trump’s reckless policy making—not encourage it. If Rick Scott really wanted to stand up for Florida families, he would fight Donald Trump’s executive order and urge Congress to pass a bipartisan solution on health care.” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Johanna Cervone.last_img read more

Grosvenor Casinos donates Fulham shirt sponsorship

first_imgShare Will Whitehead, mkodo: Achieving sportsbook and casino differentiation through UX April 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Grosvenor Casinos, main team partner for Fulham Football Club, has donated its front of shirt logo space back to the club ahead of the clubs charity match this weekend.Players of the Craven Cottage based side will now wear shirts emblazoned with the Fulham Football Club Foundation (FFCF) logo, instead of the club sponsor.Aaron O’Sullivan, Head of Marketing (Digital) at Grosvenorcasinos.com, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved in supporting Fulham’s Official Charity Match Day by donating our shirt sponsorship. The FFC Foundation do so much fantastic work in the community and it will hopefully be a great day for all involved.” The initiative forms a part of FFCF’s official official charity match against Birmingham City, with the Championship fixture scheduled for a 3pm kick off on Saturday 9 December.Supporters are also being urged to bring a £1 donation along to the ground, with fans also able to bid on the match worn shirts from the fixture which the players will be signing and donating.All funds donated are to go directly to the FFCF disability provision in the community. Amy O’Brien, Head of Development at Fulham Football Club Foundation, commented: “This illustrates perfectly the level of collaboration between Fulham Football Club and its partners. It’s exceptional that Grosvenorcasinos.com have chosen to gift their sponsorship to FFCF and in doing so, provide a new platform to promote the Foundation and its work.”Grosvenor Casinos signed a two year deal in July of this year to become Fulham’s main team partner.The UK licensed online casino and sports betting provider has its logo featured on the shirts of both the first team and PL2 side, as well as becoming the clubs official betting and casino partner for the duration of the deal.Junior fans can purchase home shirts bearing the FFCF logo from the club shop between December 7-9 only. Rank lowers profit guidance as Mecca venues begin reopening  July 3, 2020last_img read more