Gorillaz Continue To Build Anticipation With Ten-Page Story, “The Book Of Murdoc” [Watch]

first_imgIt seems that new music from the Gorillaz could arrive any day now. The band has been posting with intermittent bursts of social media activity, which started about a month ago when the band shared a timeline of their entire career. Then, the group started detailing the stories of its cartoon members in “The Book Of” updates, filling in the gaps of each character over the last few years.We first heard from “The Book Of Noodle” and “The Book Of Russel,” with each ten-page post detailing the characters and their stories. Today we get “The Book Of Murdoc,” chronicling the so-called King of the Gorillaz during the down years between Phase Three and Phase Four of the Gorillaz.Check out the new story below.last_img read more

UVM to participate in ‘National Roll Call’ on Veterans Day

first_imgAt 3 p.m.  the VCO and SGA will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony in Memorial Lounge in the Waterman Building. Speakers will include  faculty, students and staff and members of the Burlington community. The ceremony will also feature a performance by the UVM a cappella group Zest and a video produced by UVMtv.  The Veterans Collaborative Organization is an SGA-sponsored club that provides services and community for the 77 veterans and 75 dependents of veterans attending UVM.The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals.Lt. Col. (Ret) Brett Morris, the National Roll Call coordinator, said, “We wanted to rally campus communities across the nation to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that their peers have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of the fallen.”### At 2 pm, members of the UVM and surrounding communities are invited to come to Bailey Howe to observe a nationwide synchronized moment of silence.  The moment of silence is taking place at the eleventh hour (Pacific Time) of 11-11-11: the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2011 ‘ a few weeks after the tenth anniversary of 9-11.  “Many members of our community, no matter what their political views, are looking for ways to understand and honor the sacrifice that so many veterans have made, and to support the troops that are currently serving,” said Little, a junior in the School of Business Administration who served in Afghanistan. “My hope is that people will note and appreciate the readings during the day, and then come to Bailey Howe at 2 p.m. to observe the moment of silence.” He added that the flag display is meant to provide a dramatic visual for increasing awareness of the number of troops who have died in the wars.   “We are proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Veterans Collaborative Organization,” said Katie Rifken, a senior psychology major and chair of the SGA’s Legislative Action Committee. “To so many of us, these wars are distant events. This is a way for our community to understand the very real sacrifice so many made and to honor these brave men and women.” University of Vermont,On Veterans Day, Friday November 11, members of the University of Vermont community will commemorate the more than 6,200 veterans who sacrificed their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call, joining more than 170 campuses across the country.UVM’s Veterans Collaborative Organization and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the event.  UVM is the only Vermont school participating. Beginning at 7 am, 25 UVM students, faculty and staff will read the names of all of the veterans in chronological order, beginning with the first fallen soldier.  Each reader will speak for 15 minutes from a podium in front of the Bailey Howe library.  The reading of the names will take about eight hours to complete. More that 6,000 American flags honoring the fallen veterans will be displayed on the green in front of Bailey Howe.  The Kappa Sigma fraternity will also spread a large canvas near the podium outlining an American flag.  Passersby will be invited to place a hand or thumb-print on the canvas using cans of blue and red paint.  According to Ryan Little, president of the Veterans Collaborative Organization, the National Roll Call both honors those who gave their lives for their country and offers a way for the UVM community to come together over wars that, for many, are remote from their lives. last_img read more

In Berlin, influencers were introduced to Vis as the location of the movie Mamma Mia 2

first_imgThe shooting of the second part of the Hollywood movie “Mamma Mia” last year at various locations on the island of Vis has aroused a lot of interest among film audiences around the world. Famous actors occupied Vis at the time and did the filming for the musical, and after a year of preparation, the film finally came to movie theaters around the world, including Germany.”Mama Mia 2″ premiered at the legendary cinema in Berlin’s Zoo in July 19, and the CNTB took the opportunity to present Croatia as an excellent location for film tourism. Namely, in cooperation with the PR agency Lieb Management, the CNTB invited 30 influencers to watch the premiere of the film together, ie to socialize for the purpose of promoting Croatia according to multipliers followed by a wide audience on social networks.During the opening of the event, the director of the CNTB Representation in Germany, Romeo Draghicchio, presented Croatia to the gathered influencers as an ideal destination for filming and emphasized the innovations in Croatian tourism and the development of trends, with special attention to the island of Vis. The attendees were also shown a promotional video of the Croatian National Football Association with Croatian football players and other celebrities, which provoked additional sympathy from the audience, from which they emphasized that they were cheering for Croatia.Influencers were satisfied with the event and immediately published the first content on social networks, as pointed out in the CNTB, and earlier the Representation in Germany, in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County, gave a group study trip for print media to the island Vis to show the locations of the filming of Mamma Mia.In addition, HTZ, in cooperation with the tour operator FTi, has launched a promotional campaign (video) that will be shown in various German cinemas during the screenings of the film “Mamma Mia 2”. Promotion through filmmaking has proven to be very effective, and in recent years German production companies have also made films in Croatia, which has contributed to the continuation of the successful trend of Croatian tourism in the German market.Share on your social networks the announcement of the film in German, below attached.last_img read more

Jan. 17 declared special holiday for Kalibo fest

first_imgExecutive Secretary Salvador Medialdeasigned Proclamation No. 884 in behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte on Jan. 10to mark the celebration of the Ati-Atihan. BORACAY – Malacañang has declared Jan.17 a special non-working holiday in Kalibo, Aklan – the home of Ati-AtihanFestival.  Meanwhile, a devotional novena was seton Jan. 10 to 18 while the liturgies and Sadsad around Pastrana Park was slatedJan. 2 to 12 with masses for the devotees, leading to the Feast of Señor Sto.Niño de Kalibo.           “It is but fitting and proper that thepeople of the Municipality of Kalibo be given full opportunity to celebrate andparticipate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” the proclamationsaid.    Among the activities of the festivalinclude “Paeapak or pahilot” on Jan. 2 to 19; “Pagbisita ag Paghatod kay SeñorSto. Niño de Kalibo sa Baryo” on Jan. 2 to 9; and the dawn penitentialprocession, the blessing of tribes and pilgrims, and the Ro Hornada on Jan. 18.center_img The Kalibo town in Aklan is set for its annual Ati-Atihan Festival. In line with the celebration, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 a special non-working holiday in the capital town. EXPLORE BY TRAVELOKA On Jan. 19, the transfer of the Sto.Niño image will highlight the morning celebration while a religious processionand torch parade of the Sto. Niño images will take place around 3 p.m. alongthe major streets of the capital town.           A closing liturgy rite around 8 p.m.will cap the 18-day celebration.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

Amaju Pinnick: The Architect of Revitalised Super Eagles

first_imgHaving successfully put the house in order, Pinnick whose chairmanship of Delta Football Federation and tenure as director general of Delta Sports Commission recorded 288 medals including 114 gold, 99 silver and 75 bronze medals for the state, beamed his searchlight on coaches and gradually, the national teams were all allocated new coaches, giving preference to ex-internationals alongside other contenders.Ex –International, Sunday Oliseh was subsequently appointed to coach the Super Eagles and he had a short stint with the team before he was replaced by a German Coach, Gernot Rohr, an experienced tactician who has coached the national teams of Burkina Faso and Gabon.Pinnick then undertook the tour of Europe and other top leagues in the world where he met and discussed with several Nigerian players. The result was the influx of new faces into the national teams, with a resurgence of interest by different players in playing for the Super Eagles.A new era gradually emerged and competition for places in the team became tough, thereby raising the standard of the team.Within two years, a new Super Eagles gradually evolved and from different friendlies to competitive matches, the team began to win the confidence of the nation, with the coaches putting them through different tactical regimen towards achieving the best formation. Before long, the best eleven, backed by a formidable bench that can support the team at all times emerged.Within a year, the country’s ratings on FIFA ranking improved tremendously.Though Nigeria missed out of the African Cup of Nations, it was an important learning curve and with 100 per cent support from the Pinnick-led NFF, the national team forged ahead undeterred.Among the new faces that  have now become household names in the national team are Leon Balogun, a fast improving central defender with Mainz FC in Germany; Troost Ekong of Bursador in Turkey, who partners Leon in the defence, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon, Abdullahi Shehu, Ola Aina, Kelechi Ihenacho, Alex Iwobi, Wilifed Ndidi ,Tyron Ebuechi and others. They have joined the likes of Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Oghenekaro Etebo and Elderson Echiejile in forming a rock solid national team.The 2018 World Cup qualifiers commenced in earnest and the Eagles were drawn in Group D alongside Algeria, Cameroun and Zambia.The team started the qualifiers with a victory in Ndola, Zambia where the Zambian National team, Chipolopolo were defeated by two goals to one with goals coming from Leicester city’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi of Arsenal.Next was the top African side, Algeria who were rated as the best African side in the last World Cup and occupied the top spot in African football ranking. The Eagles thrashed the desert foxes by three goals to one at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo to move up to the commanding position in the Group with six points.After a long break, the qualifiers resumed in August, but before then the Eagles comprising mostly upcoming players lost by 2 goals to nil to the well prepared Bafana Bafana in the 2018 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. This was a strong lesson for the Eagles and a wake-up call, especially in the World Cup qualifiers.Immediately, the Pinnick-led NFF board sprang to action and the technical team was given a marching order. The team bounced back from the setback with victories in different friendlies. It was also reinforced with regular players that missed the Bafana Bafana match.The result of the action of the NFF was more than what Nigerians bargained for. The rampaging Super Eagles thrashed the defending champion of African Cup of Nation, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun, picking four out of six maximum points. The Lions lost by four un-replied goals in Uyo and forced the Eagles to1-1 draw in Yaounde in the return leg of the round-robin encounter. The Eagles then extended their lead at the top of Group D, posting a total of 10 points.Meanwhile, the Pinnick-led NFF started as early as September to put all plans in place to ensure that the Chipolopolos crash in Uyo on October 7 in order to facilitate easy passage to the 2018 World Cup for the Eagles and making the final qualifying match against Algeria a mere formality by end of the year.This came to pass when the Zambians came calling in Uyo and were beaten by a lone goal scored by Arsenal’s Iwobi. Thus, the Super Eagles became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. What a feat!Our Football is gradually taking shape and the sky is the limit. The Pinnick touch has paid off and the Eagles are not looking back. Next is the resumption of 2018 Nations Cup qualifiers and the Eagles are set to make Nigeria proud again.Perhaps it is pertinent at this juncture to ask who is Amaju Pinnick?Amaju was born as the 15th of 19 children to the family of Chief Oritsetimeyin Japhet Pinnick. He graduated from the University of Benin, with a second class upper in Political Science and Public Administration in 1994.  From Primary School through Secondary to University level and afterwards, Pinnick has always been involved in football and Nigeria has started to benefit from his experience and expertise.In March 2017, Pinnick won a seat into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football.He defeated incumbent Moucharafou Anjorin of Benin Republic by 32 to 17 votes at the CAF elective Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Nigeria thus made a return to the highest organ in CAF since the exit of Dr. Amos Adamu.As the Super Eagles march forward to the 2018 World Cup, setting good examples for other national teams including the Flying Eagles, U-23, U-20, U-17 and Super Falcons, one could only hope that the new found aura of victory around the senior national team would stimulate an enduring rebirth for Nigerian football.A new era beckons in Nigeria Football. The Pinnick magic is paying off.–Mohammed ibn Mohammed is the Sports Communications Manager @First World Communications @Consulting Limited, Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Working with clear focus, Amaju Pinnick triumphed over initial distractions including litigation and instantly began consultations with football stakeholders across the country with a single minded objective of forming a united and focused football body that would work assiduously towards uplifting Nigerian football.Next was the strategic plan. Working side by side with the NFF executives, particularly the Chairman of the League Management Committee, a tested football administrator, Mallam Shehu Dikko and Mr.Seyi Akinwunmi, another experienced football bureaucrat, who are both Vice Presidents in the Nigeria Football Federation Board, the Pinnick-led Board came up with series of innovations and modern techniques in managing the national teams. One of this is the periodic visits to different clubs across the world where our national team players ply their trade. This has improved the hitherto frosty relationship between the country and the clubs, especially on timely release of players for national teams’ assignments. When Amaju Melvin Pinnick emerged as the President of Nigeria Football Federation on September 30, 2014, little did football loving Nigerians know that a messiah who will revolutionise the game had hit the Glass House in Abujalast_img read more

Gottlieb Brady and the Pats sent a preseason message to Philly

first_imgGottlieb in for Colin:Brady and the Pats sent a preseason message to PhillyThe overwhelming consensus among football fans and media is that the preseason is meaningless, which is why it was so surprising to see Tom Brady stay in for an entire half against the Eagles.Some will say Brady needed to get some reps after skipping New England’s offseason program, but Gottlieb thinks there’s more to it. Since Super Bowl week, the Eagles have been consistently downgraded the Pats and their culture, and the preseason beatdown was Brady sending a message that New England isn’t done yet. The Jets risk ruining Sam Darnold by starting him too soonSam Darnold had a bit rougher time in his second preseason start,  but has still been impressive enough to warrant a debate about whether he should start the season. Gottlieb doesn’t dispute Darnold’s talent or potential, but still thinks the Jets could ruin him by starting him with such a subpar o-line and supporting cast.Most that advocate for starting right away will point to the immediate success of Carson Wentz, but Wentz also had a top o-line and better pieces around him. If Wentz had been drafted by the Browns and thrown in right away, it’s unlikely he would have been succesful, and could have had his confidence ruined. The Jets risk wrecking Darnold’s confidence by starting him right away, which could wreck his career. Also:– Aaron Rodgers needs more rings to enter the G.O.A.T. conversation– Kaepernick passed on a chance to bet on himself with the Broncoscenter_img Guests:Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead is in-studio to discuss Sam Darnold’s second preseason game, and why people are underselling the Jets wide receivers.Rashad Jennings – Former NFL Running Back is in-studio on Tom Brady looking sharp in the preseason, and why he disagrees with Jalen Ramsey’s comments on Eli.Ben Volin – Boston Globe Patriots Beat Writer joins the show to explain why the Patriots’ dominant preseason win over the Eagles wasn’t to send a message, an dhow the loss of rookie o-lineman Isaiah Winn will affect them.last_img read more