Vulfpeck Announces Five-Night Intercontinental Run Of Brooklyn Bowl Shows

first_imgBeloved funky rockers Vulfpeck have some new dates on the books, as the Michigan-based group has announced a five-night run throughout September at two Brooklyn Bowls. The group will hit the Brooklyn Bowl in New York for three nights, on September 8-10, before heading over to London for two nights, on September 16th and 17th.The band is fresh off of their performance at Fool’s Paradise, which saw them include special guests like Cory Henry, Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis, Eric Krasno and more for two great sets of music. You can watch highlights here. The group also has sets planned for Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, North Coast Music Festival and so many more.Tickets will go on sale by April 22nd, and can be found here. Show details can be seen on the poster below:last_img read more

Atlanta Falcons owner donating $17M to civil rights museum

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is donating $17 million to help a civil rights museum expand and offer new programming. Arthur Blank’s family foundation announced the gift to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Thursday. The vast majority of the money will fund a new, three-story west wing at the downtown Atlanta museum that will include space to educate visitors about lynching. The remaining $2 million will be used to fund storytelling and other projects that connect the history of racial injustice to contemporary challenges. Blank co-founded Home Depot Inc. He bought the Falcons in 2002 and also owns the Atlanta United soccer team.last_img read more

Martin Keown highlights key battle ahead of FA Cup final and suggests match could be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last for Arsenal

first_imgKeown won three FA Cups with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Keown believes Arsenal’s stunning team goal against Manchester City will give them ‘confidence’ heading into the final but has warned his former club about the dangers that come with such a high-risk approach against Chelsea’s press.‘Arsenal opened the scoring in their semi-final by beating Manchester City’s press and going from back to front,’ he added.‘The move consisted of 18 passes and involved 10 players before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted Nicolas Pepe’s cross. It was a great team goal — but a word of caution. ‘No Premier League team played a higher percentage of passes in their own half than Arsenal and that can be dangerous.Who will come out on top at Wembley?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results‘Liverpool like to win the ball back high up the pitch, then attack and Chelsea did that exceptionally well against Manchester United in their semi-final. ‘Frank Lampard will want a repeat against Arsenal. Mikel Arteta’s players have to make good decisions when they have the ball — better than they’ve been making in the Premier League. ‘Only Norwich suffered more turnovers close to their own goal than Arsenal. That’s largely why my former club faced the fifth-highest number of shots in the league. But that opening goal against City can give them confidence.’ Comment Aubameyang is out of contract at Arsenal in 2021 (Picture: Getty)On Arsenal talisman Aubameyang, Keown said: ‘Dare I say today might be the last we see of Aubameyang in an Arsenal shirt? I hope not but it is possible. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The 31-year-old inside forward, who has yet to agree a contract extension, will take up his usual position on the left. ‘I have compared Aubameyang to Thierry Henry and that’s the biggest compliment I can give him — he’s the closest thing I’ve seen to my old team-mate. But what Henry also did was win us trophies.‘He was so driven and completely consumed by Arsenal that he dragged us to success. That’s what Aubameyang should want to do today. ‘He is entirely capable of it. He is a great goalscorer but has been a runner-up in the League Cup and Europa League with Arsenal and won’t want to make it a hat-trick.’Will this be Aubameyang’s last match for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ian Wright explains why Bukayo Saka should start on the bench for Arsenal against Chelsea in FA Cup finalMORE: Alexandre Lacazette explains Arsenal’s bitter motivation for Chelsea revenge in FA Cup final Advertisement Advertisement Martin Keown highlights key battle ahead of FA Cup final and suggests match could be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last for Arsenalcenter_img Giroud got the better of Lindelof in Chelsea’s semi-final (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal cannot allow that to happen today. Only City and Liverpool produced more crosses in the Premier League in 2019-20 so Luiz and Co need to make sure they boss any aerial situations. ‘Getting his head on the end of a cross was how Giroud opened the scoring against Arsenal in last year’s Europa League final.’ Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 11:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link839Shares FA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 21:18FullscreenFA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Central defender Luiz has come under intense scrutiny after a series of high-profile mistakes this season but the error-prone Brazilian is a shoo-in to start against a resurgent Giroud, who has scored seven goals in all competitions since the season restarted.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGiroud – who won three FA Cups during his time with Arsenal – produced an outstanding performance as Chelsea saw off Manchester United to reach the final and Keown feels keeping the Frenchman quiet will be key.‘Today will see Olivier Giroud against David Luiz — the former Arsenal striker against the former Chelsea defender,’ the ex-Arsenal defender said in his Daily Mail column.‘Giroud got the better of Victor Lindelof in the semi-final by getting in front of the United man to score from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.  Olivier Giroud has been on fire for Chelsea since the season restarted (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes this evening’s FA Cup final may be the last time we ever see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an Arsenal shirt and has picked out David Luiz’s aerial duel with Olivier Giroud as one of the key battles at Wembley.Both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard will view the much-anticipated all-London clash – a repeat of the 2017 final – as a golden opportunity to claim their first piece of silverware in management.Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea three years ago saw the north London club overtake Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of the competition with 13 wins but Arteta’s men go into the match as underdogs. last_img read more

Nigerian Entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo Sells His ‘HopStop’ app to Apple

first_imgNigerian Entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo, has sold his “HotStop” app to the technology giant Apple for an undisclosed amount. HotStop is a mobile application that offers more than 100 metropolitan areas across the globe an online transit guide. Apple is attempting to improve on its mapping software and services for their application. To achieve their target, the technology giant has acquired HotStop as well as the Israeli mapping startup Waze.According to Bella Naija, Echeruo nursed the idea of creating HopStop when he came to the US 1995. He did not find it easy moving about the city of New York. It was this problem that led him to develop HotStop a few years later.Nigerian entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo, creator of HotStopEcheruo who was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria came to the US for further studies. He received a BS and MBA from Syracuse University and Harvard Business School, respectively. He also worked for several investment banks as analyst. However, in 2005, he established HopStop, which was listed among the 100 fastest growing software companies in the US in 2011.However in 2009, the Nigerian-born entrepreneur vacated the post of CEO of the company for another person. Echeruo thinks that his decision to step down for another person who he believes has the potentials to drive the company towards the achievement of its goal and objectives is the right one.Echeruo was able to establish two Internet companies in the US, namely, HopStop and Tripology, but now all these companies have been purchased by other companies. In 2010, Rand McNally, the American travel and navigation information company, acquired and now Apple has acquired the remaining one, HopStop.The contribution of the Nigerian-born entrepreneur has been recognized in some circles. The Black Enterprise Magazine included him in its list of Top 40 Under 40 and named him the magazine’s small business innovator of the year.  Currently, the Nigerian-born entrepreneur is partnering with and heading the Principal Investing Group of West Africa.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers keep it rolling, sweep Spartans to stay atop Big Ten

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team continued their momentum over the weekend, sweeping Michigan State in East Lansing to win their fifth straight game, marking their longest winning streak since 2013-14.The Badgers (15-8-1, 8-2-0-0 Big Ten) came into the weekend already having played Michigan State in a series at the Kohl Center earlier this season, taking care of the Spartans (5-17-2, 1-8-1-0) by a score of 5-1 in both games.Wisconsin picked up right where they left off against MSU when they visited Munn Ice Arena over the weekend. The Badger offensive erupted for five goals in the first 30 minutes of the game en route to a 6-3 victory.The scoring frenzy started just 5:28 into the game, when freshman Trent Frederic netted a wrist shot off a pass from Jake Linhart. The Badgers doubled their lead just 3:27 later thanks to a goal from captain Luke Kunin — his 16th of the season.Men’s hockey: Badgers claw their back into top 20 after weekend win over BuckeyesThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team beat No. 8 Ohio State in overtime at Madison Square Garden Saturday to Read…The Badgers then capitalized on a five-minute major for a knee-to-knee contact hit that forced Tim Davison to leave the game. Will Johnson took advantage of the power play, giving UW a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.After an electric opening period, the Badgers kept laying it on in the second, with a goal from Aidan Cavallini to extend their lead to four. The Spartans were quick to respond, however, with a goal of their own just 50 seconds later to make it 4-1.As was the case for most of the weekend, the Badgers responded to the Spartans with a goal of their own. Junior Ryan Wagner notched his sixth goal of the season on a feed from Cameron Hughes to restore UW’s four-goal lead going into the final period.Michigan State clawed their way back in the third, scoring two goals in a 2:45 span to bring the score to 5-3 with just over seven minutes remaining before the Badgers shut the door defensively. Frederic officially sealed things up on an open-net goal with :12 seconds left to give UW the 6-3 victory.Wisconsin returned Saturday night for a much harder-fought game, winning an overtime game for their second straight weekend.The hard-fought game went back and forth throughout, with the Badgers striking first on a short-handed goal from Kunin with 1:51 left in the first period to give them a one-goal lead heading into the second period.The second period saw Michigan State score two unanswered goals and take their first lead of the series, going up 2-1. Their first goal came eight minutes into the middle frame, when Rhett Holland converted on the scramble in front of UW’s goal.The goal also prompted a fight to breakout. Defenseman JD Greenway was subsequently slapped with a five-minute major, disqualified and suspended for the next game for fighting.Michigan State worked this momentum in their favor, scoring again with four minutes left in the period to give them a 2-1 lead heading into the final period.Wisconsin responded again, with Frederic and Cameron Hughes scoring two unanswered goals to take the 3-2 lead with just under 10 minutes left in the game.The Spartans didn’t go away easily, though, as they pulled their goalie late in the period and tied the game at three with just 1:20 left, sending it into overtime.Goaltender Matt Jurusik came up big in the first minute of overtime, making key saves before junior defenseman Linhart scored the game-winner just 1:34 into extra time.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin looks to stay hot, finish season sweep on SpartansThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team looks to extend their season-long three-game win streak as they continue their road Read…The hard-earned win gave the Badgers a season sweep over the Spartans, the first time UW has completed a season sweep since the inception of the Big Ten in 2013-14. Now halfway through conference play, Wisconsin sits atop the Big Ten in a first-place tie with border rival Minnesota.The Badgers face off against the third-place team, Penn State, next weekend at the Kohl Center. The Nittany Lions are ranked 10th nationally, and UW owns a 5-3 record against ranked foes this season. The puck drops at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.last_img read more