Listen To The Debut Song From Alan Evans, DJ Williams & Darby Wolf’s Newest Project, Agent 3

first_imgWe always love when our favorite musicians come together for new exciting fusion. That’s why our attention piqued when we learned of Agent 3, a new project that features Soulive/Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe drummer Alan Evans, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe guitarist DJ Williams, and Rubblebucket keyboardist Darby Wolf.The trio announced their debut on YouTube, where they released the debut track “Agents From Below.” The newly formed group also announced plans to release their debut album in November, and will hit DROM in New York, NY on November 3rd (with more tour dates to follow). Additionally, a bio of the band reads “On stage, Agent 3 is a band that tours the world playing music for adoring fans….Off stage Agent 3, operating under Management, is a band of spies that surgically eliminates secret governments, terrorist groups, corrupt politicians and evil spy organizations.”Check out the band’s debut track, “Agents From Below,” streaming here.For fans of these kinds of funky collaborations, don’t miss Alan Evans’ upcoming performance at the exciting Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22nd in Brooklyn, NY. Featuring over 50 musicians at three venues in one day, Evans will be featured as part of the debut performance of the All Brothers Band with Neal Evans (Soulive/Lettuce), Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), and Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band). The festival features members of The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Snarky Puppy, and so many more! Find out more by heading here.[via Jambands]last_img read more

Cricket News India likely to win Southampton Test, says Harbhajan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Nottingham: Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed India to win the fourth Test against England in Southampton as he feels the conditions and the pitch are likely to favour the visitors. India bounced back from consecutive losses to clinch a 203-run win in the third Test in Nottingham to stay alive in the five-match series. The fourth Test is scheduled from August 30.“After such a performance I back India to win the next Test in Southampton, and then anything can happen in the Oval Test. At the Oval, we could get a true Indian wicket with lot of bounce and the lateral movement is less there as well,” Harbhajan told PTI in an interview.Also Read | Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan among Forbes’ list of world’s highest paid actors 2018“So, conditions could favour India and we could even play two spinners. I think India have a very good chance (of winning the series 3-2),” he said.Harbhajan blamed India’s first two losses on tough conditions and the time it takes for team to adapt to England.“At the Lord’s, conditions were very bad. England batsmen would have struggled there too, but India had bad luck. The Birmingham match was close. The big difference in this match was that India were able to put runs on the board,” he said.“In such conditions, if you put 350 runs on the board, then India will be in the game. It was about putting your mind into it and how you can put those runs on the board,” he added.Harbhajan said England’s batting line-up looks weak and vulnerable to both pace and spin bowling.“The English batting line-up looks more problematic than the Indian batting at the moment. They are playing as if they are touring India, and not the other way round,” Harbhajan opined.“Their batting line-up is more vulnerable to both pace and spin, and they look weak. Some of their first-choice batsmen have an ordinary record in domestic cricket, averaging 30-35 at best.“In India, you have to average over 50 to be even considered. They have good depth in ODI cricket but in Tests, their batting has not done much,” he added.Harbhajan feels the Indian team copped a lot of unnecessary flak after going down 0-2, but now at 1-2, the series is wide open.“It is not easy to come and play in England. You cannot say that previous Indian teams did better here. Apart from 2007, when did we last win a series in England? We tend to over-react easily and criticise too early,” he said.“It takes time to get used to conditions in England. You can practice as much as you want but match conditions are different from nets. The Birmingham Test was so close, and if India had won there narrowly (instead of losing), we wouldn’t have had so much criticism and the series would currently be 2-1 to India instead.”Harbhajan, who has taken 417 wickets in 103 Tests, feels India were unlucky in Lord’s as their batting faltered in a match affected by rain.Praising the Indian bowling attack, Harbhajan said, “Once you put runs on the board, you can see the difference. In one spell, Hardik Pandya changed the game, which is a great thing from India’s point of view.Also Read | India legend Jhulan Goswami retires from T20-Internationals“India has a great bowling attack now, which they didn’t earlier. We had only Zaheer Khan and someone else trying to chip in, but now we have three good bowlers and now we also have a fourth in Pandya.“In this match, he was matching up in terms of swing and pace to all other three pacers. It’s a blessing to have three-four proper pacers in the playing eleven, which has never happened before in the history of Indian cricket that I have played in, or seen.” last_img read more

Senator Barbara Boxer will not seek re-election

first_imgLast Thursday, Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer announced her decision to step down from her seat in the Senate. Hailed by politicians as California’s greatest Democratic senator, Boxer has been a prominent advocate for popular libertarian issues regarding women’s rights, gun control and abortion.Boxer, aged 74, informally announced her withdrawal from her seat in the Senate alongside her grandson, Zachary Rodham. Boxer has worked in Congress since 1982, when she was appointed to the House and has held a seat in the Senate since she was first elected in 1992. Since then, she has had influence over a generation of eager Democratic candidates.Dan Schnur, executive director of the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, discussed possible effects resulting in the aftermath of Senator Boxer’s withdrawal from the Senate.“Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein were first elected to the Senate in 1992, so it will almost be a quarter of a century that has passed since this seat last became open, which means there is a whole generation of young and not so young Democratic politicians with a whole lot of pent up ambition waiting to spill out over the next couple of election cycles,” Schnur said.In the three minute interview uploaded via Boxer’s YouTube channel, Boxer and her grandson formulated a Q&A-type discussion in which Rodham posed popular questions addressed to Boxer by the media.“I am never going to retire, the work is too important. But I will not be running for the Senate in 2016,” Boxer said.Rodham opened the discussion by questioning why Boxer decided not to run in the 2016 election. Boxer assured Rodham and online viewers that her decision to withdraw from her seat in the Senate was not influenced by Washington’s bipartisan gridlock.“You know, when you stand up there and you fight to make sure there is a strong middle class, and you protect women’s rights to choose, and you fight for jobs and a clean environment — all those things, human rights, civil rights — that’s a fight worth making. So, that is not a factor in my decision.”Boxer made it clear of her intention to remain steadfast in the political arena.“I am going to continue working on the issues that I love,” Boxer said. “ I’ll have more time to help other people through the PAC for change community, I have to make sure the Senate seat stays progressive, that is so critical, and I want to help our democratic candidate for president make history. But you know what, I want to come home to the state that I love so much, California.”Rodham, a sophomore at USC, currently studies at the School of Cinematic Arts. Schnur commented on his role in the video.“I was just happy to use a USC student as her interviewer, but I understand she knew him before he came to USC,” Schnur commented. “It was a very creative way of making the announcement. I don’t know this, but I am willing to guess that her grandson may have played some role in how it came together —  either way we are really proud of him.”While Boxer’s decision to withdraw from a 2016 senatorial race took many by shock, others predicted her departure.“One of the best ways of deciphering whether an elected official is going to run for reelection is to watch how much money they’ve raised for the next campaign. Boxer has been a very prolific fundraiser throughout her career but had raised almost no money for the 2016 election, so, a lot of people had assumed that she was heading to the exit,” Schnur said.Boxer’s decision not to run for the 2016 election opens doors for other charismatic Democratic candidates such as California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who officially announced she will be running for the vacant seat.“Kamala Harris, the state’s attorney general, has just announced that she is running for the seat and Harris immediately becomes a very strong early frontrunner,” Schnur said. “Tom Steyer, the billionaire and environmental activist, said that he is considering running in the race, as is former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Both would be formidable competition for Harris but there is no question that she starts in a very commanding position.”last_img read more

Piscotty slam ties it in ninth, A’s beat Giants 8-7 in 10th

first_img FOLLOW US COMMENT First Published: 15th August, 2020 13:04 IST Last Updated: 15th August, 2020 13:04 IST Piscotty Slam Ties It In Ninth, A’s Beat Giants 8-7 In 10th Stephen Piscotty hit a tying grand slam in the ninth inning, Mark Canha’s sacrifice fly put Oakland on top in the 10th, and the Athletics stunned the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday night in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series. Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Stephen Piscotty hit a tying grand slam in the ninth inning, Mark Canha’s sacrifice fly put Oakland on top in the 10th, and the Athletics stunned the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday night in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series.Oakland trailed by five in the ninth inning but rallied to win from such a deficit for the first time since July 15, 1952, according to STATS. The Giants hadn’t lost after leading by five or more runs in the ninth inning or latter since June 25, 1929.Matt Chapman began on second base with the new extra-innings rule and advanced on Matt Olson’s groundout to bring up Canha. He hit a flyball to right off Jarlin García (0-1).Joakim Soria (2-0) escaped trouble in the ninth for the win, and Liam Hendriks finished for his sixth save.The A’s delivered another dramatic late-game grand slam. Olson hit one to beat the Angels in 10 innings on opening night. Piscotty had another in walkoff fashion in a win over the Rangers earlier this month.“The magnitude of them, too, two walkoffs and one that ties the game on the road in the ninth,” manager Bob Melvin said. “Can’t explain it. You just try to get the pitcher on the defensive.”Until Piscotty’s mighty swing, the Giants were beating the slugging A’s at their own power game.Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer, and Evan Longoria and Mike Yastrzemski also connected to back Johnny Cueto. The right-hander struck out five over seven strong innings, allowing two runs, three hits and two walks but had nothing to show for it.Longoria homered in the first against late fill-in Jesús Luzardo, moved up a day after A’s opening day starter Frankie Montas was scratched because of tightness in his upper back and neck. Montas plans to throw on the side Saturday and could start Sunday.Longoria’s two-run single in the fourth chased Luzardo. He still had plenty of rest having earned his first career victory last Sunday against the Astros.The ball carried on a rare hot evening in San Francisco, where first-pitch temperature reached 85 degrees.Robbie Grossman hit an RBI triple in the A’s two-run seventh.Oakland improved to 1-2 in interleague play and started a stretch with seven straight games against the National League West.After playing 14 of their initial 20 games on the road the Giants are back home for 11 of 13 at home. Still, they squandered leads of 5-0 and 6-2.COOLING OFFGiants mascot Lou Seal spent much of the game paddling in a kayak on McCovey Cove alongside bay regular McCovey Cove Dave .LAUREANO SUSPENSIONA’s center fielder Ramon Laureano sat out after he had a six-game suspension reduced to four games Friday following an appeal of the penalty for his role in a benches-clearing incident with the rival Houston Astros last Sunday.Major League Baseball said a settlement had been reached. He will be eligible to play again Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón received a 20-game suspension and a fine Tuesday for his role in the fracas at Oakland.Canha made a great catch running hard into the wall and went 1 for 3 with a strikeout and walk while filling in for Laureano as he did for a stretch last season when the center field was hurt.TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: Montas woke up with the stiffness in his back and lower neck. “I hope he pitches in the series,” Melvin said. … RHP Jordan Weems was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after missing time with a strained lat muscle on his pitching side and was optioned to the club’s alternate site in San Jose.Giants: LHP Drew Smyly (sprained left index finger) has begun throwing on flat ground and is scheduled to be re-examined this weekend. RHP Jeff Samardzija also is set to be re-evaluated as he is sidelined with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He is yet to resume throwing. … RHP Sam Coonrod (right lat strain) threw a 30-pitch bullpen and will be examined by team doctors during the weekend. … OF Austin Slater missed his second straight game with a strained right elbow and is day to day. He could be used as designated hitter in the coming days.ROSTER MOVEThe Giants added RHP Jake Jewell to their player pool and assigned him to their Sacramento alternate site.UP NEXTRHP Kevin Gausman (0-1, 4.05 ERA) pitches Saturday for the Giants, and left-hander Sean Manaea (0-2, 9.00) will start a day earlier than scheduled for Oakland. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written Bylast_img read more

Ghana is Africa’s second highest exporter of footballers –CIES Football Observatory report

first_imgGhana over the years has been a hub for nurturing football talents. The likes of Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah, Abedi Ayew, Ibrahim Tanko, among others remain the countries best talents yet.International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory’s April 2020 report shows that Ghana is Africa’s second-biggest exporter of football talents in the world with a total number of 311 players.Issue number 292 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post ranks countries worldwide according to the number of their representatives having played professional football abroad during the calendar year 2019. Brazil is at the top of the table (1,600 players, of which 74.6% active in top division leagues) ahead of France (1,027, 74.0%) and Argentina (972, 75.5%).On the African continent, Nigeria is the biggest football talent exporting country with a total of 399 players plying their trade outside their country.Ghana follows with a total of 311 players which makes 67.8% according to CIES’ reports. Ghana is ranked 14th globally and Senegal comes third on the African continent with 230 footballers outside their country.The CIES Football Observatory Atlas of Migration presents the main destinations for each origin. This exclusive tool notably reveals that 26 of these players are in the United States of America, 17 in Spain and 13 are in Sweden.last_img read more