Blink-182 Announces 16-Date Las Vegas Residency

first_imgFrank Sintara, Elvis, Wayne Newtown and—now—Blink-182. 26 years after forming in Southern California, the veteran pop punk trio will head to Las Vegas for a 16-night residency at the Palms Casino Resort.Beginning May 26th, Blink-182 will take over the Palms’ Pearl Concert Theater on select weekends through November 17th. Billed as “Kings of the Weekend”, the run will likely feature a career-spanning setlist that draws heavily from the first ten years of the band’s output, as was the case on their 2017 California tour. Then again, there’s always a possibility that the band will deliver a series of tributes to old school Vegas legends instead.“When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!’,” bassist Mark Hoppus wrote in a statement. “Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone onstage … The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”According to Rolling Stone, Blink-182 is preparing to record a follow up to their 2016 album, California, in the near future. The band’s latest LP was their first to feature vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba, who joined the group in 2015 after founding member Tom Delonge quit (in part because he wanted to focus on his work searching for the truth about UFOs).Tickets for Blink-182’s Vegas residency will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 23rd. You can find out more information about ticketing via a newly-launched website for the band’s Vegas gigs.Blink-182’s “Kings of the Weekend” Run at Palms Casino Resort Las VegasMay 26May 27June 8June 9June 15June 16June 23June 24October 26October 27November 2November 3November 9November 10November 16November 17View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Let Spurs fans say Yid – Cameron

first_img In an act of defiance, some fans started using the word ”Yid” themselves, and chants of ”Yids”, ”Yid Army” and ”Yiddos” are regularly sung in the home stands at White Hart Lane. Mr Cameron told The Jewish Chronicle: “There’s a difference between Spurs fans self-describing themselves as Yids and someone calling someone a Yid as an insult. “You have to be motivated by hate. Hate speech should be prosecuted – but only when it’s motivated by hate.” The north London club responded to the FA warning by announcing they would send a questionnaire to all season ticket holders asking if the practice should stop. Fans reacted defiantly to the FA’s statement on Saturday as they chanted ”Yid Army” and ”We’ll sing what we want” throughout the 2-0 win over Norwich. The same happened last season after Peter Herbert, the head of the Society of Black Lawyers, threatened to report anyone using the phrase to police. Press Association The Prime Minister entered the row after the Football Association issued a statement warning supporters that use of such words could result in either a banning order or even criminal charges. For years Tottenham, who have a strong Jewish following, have been on the receiving end of anti-Semitic abuse from opposition fans. center_img Tottenham Hotspur fans who use the word “Yid” in chants should not face prosecution, David Cameron said.last_img read more

Boca Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka Gives Up U.S. Citizenship to Represent Japan at 2020 Olympics

first_imgBoca Raton resident Naomi Osaka, two-time Grand Slam champion and currently the world’s third-ranked tennis player, is giving up her U.S. citizenship in order to represent Japan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Osaka, who is of Japanese and Haitian descent, was born in Japan before she and her family moved to South Florida in 2006 from New York, where they had lived since 2000.According to Japan’s Nationality Act, individuals who hold dual citizenship are required to choose one nationality before their 22nd birthday. Osaka turns 22 this Wednesday.She says, “It is a special feeling to aim for the Olympics as a representative of Japan. I think it will be more emotional to play for the pride of the country.”Osaka already represents Japan in the Fed Cup and on the WTA Tour. Most recently, she surged past Ashleigh Barty, winning the 2019 China Open.She also became the first Japanese player to win a major after defeated Serena Williams in last year’s U.S. Open final, before earning her second Grand Slam tournament win at the 2019 Australian Open.The Olympic Channel reports that Osaka will only be permitted to represent Japan next year if she plays for that country in at least one more national tennis competition organized by the International Tennis Federation.last_img read more

Vikes, Mates meet in Flag Football rematch

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s going to be a rematch of the 2009 Final.Castlegar Vikings and surging Dam Inn Mates booked tickets to the 2010 West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League final with semi final wins Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.Game time for the final is Sunday at 1p.m.The Vikes, three-time defending champs, dumped Nelson Impact 49-19 while the Mates needed a late rally to knock off Hume Brewers 21-18.Castlegar was paced to victory by quarterback David Kravski, who tossed touchdowns passes Steve Mota, Jason Trower, Kevin Wilson and Brian Lauzon.Backup pivot Steve Mota connected with Carl Perepolkin and Jamie Simpson for major scores.In the other semi final, the Dam Inn Mates took advantage of a controversial call to edge the Brewers.With time running out, a pass interference penalty paved the way for the Mates to steal the victory.In last year’s final, Castlegar won by a 16-4 [email protected]last_img read more

49ers at Washington: 5 keys to staying undefeated

first_imgSANTA CLARA – For the fourth time in six games, the 49ers are on the road. It seemed like a brutal opening act when the schedule was unveiled in April, especially knowing their recent road history.“I know we didn’t win a single road game last year, preseason or regular season, so those plane rides were not very fun,” tight end George Kittle recalled.New year, new results.As the undefeated 49ers (5-0) go to visit Washington (1-5), they are not spooked by an away game. Of course it helped …last_img read more

Top seed Meralco comes back to beat Star in semis opener

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “It’s always gonna be a defensive struggle with Star. They really hit us hard in the beginning of our game and took us out of our offense,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“Luckily for us, our defense held up and kept us in the game and eventually, our shots got falling and that gave us in the game. But again, it’s really going to be a defensive struggle against Star.”Meralco recovered from its dismal start when it was held scoreless for the first six and a half minutes of the game as Star took an early 20-3 lead and forced the Bolts to the lowest scoring quarter for the season with just seven points.But with the help of Dillinger, Meralco patiently chipped away the lead eventually tied the game at 41 after a Durham basket with 6:57 left to play in the third quarter.“It shows your ability to get back,” said Black on the Bolts’ third straight come-from-behind win. “We tried to do our best to surround Durham with floor spacers, so if we can just get those guys make their shots in the next games, we’ll be alright.”ADVERTISEMENT Baser Amer had 10 points, four assists, and three rebounds as the Bolts survived the absence of Chris Newsome, who fouled out midway through the fourth quarter.Jio Jalalon paced Star with 15 points on a perfect 9-of-9 clip from the charity stripe, with six rebounds and three assists.Paul Lee and Mark Barroca had 11 markers apiece, but lost their poise in the endgame for the Hotshots. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Meralco aims for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 series on Tuesday at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.Jared Dillinger was instrumental in the heist and fired 15 points built on three triples to go with five assists and three rebounds off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe fearless slasher drilled two treys in the final two minutes and sank the go-ahead layup with 1:02 left.Allen Durham topped Meralco with 23 markers, 23 boards, and four dimes, including the game-clinching bucket in the final minute. PBA IMAGESBIÑAN — Defense once again did the trick for Meralco as it drew first blood with a 72-66 comeback win over Star in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Sunday night at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Bolts locked down on defense down the stretch, forcing the Hotshots to commit six turnovers inside the last three minutes to complete their rally from 12 points down, 59-47, in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 12last_img read more

Can Anyone Beat Ronda Rousey?

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke.“It’s something everybody on my team was teasing me about, but I wasn’t taking seriously,” Rousey said. “I didn’t seriously think I could top it.”Just about anything seems possible these days for mixed martial arts’ most dominant champion.Rousey (11-0) needed just 14 electrifying seconds to finish off Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in her hometown. Not only was it the fastest finish ever in a UFC title bout, it was the quickest submission victory in the promotion’s several thousand bouts of history.The search for a worthy opponent will take much longer.Rousey is a bona fide superstar after selling out Staples Center and attracting what’s expected to be a solid pay-per-view audience, but the UFC is facing a problem finding opponents who can be sold to the world as having a chance to contend with her otherworldly skills.“Yeah, we’re going to move her to the men’s division and see the odds,” UFC President Dana White said with a laugh. “I don’t know what to do with this lady.”Zingano (9-1) was considered the most daunting threat to Rousey’s title reign, with more skill, toughness and pertinent experience than most of Rousey’s previous victims. But her curious decision to charge right into the grasp of an Olympic medal-winning judoka doomed her before many fans had even sat down.When the wonder finally subsided, Rousey and White speculated on what’s next for one of the promotion’s biggest stars.White faced a barrage of questions at the post-fight news conference about Cris “Cyborg” Justino, the Brazilian veteran and former Strikeforce champ currently dominating the all-women Invicta promotion at 145 pounds. Justino was widely considered the world’s best female fighter before she failed a doping test and Rousey rose to the pinnacle.Both fighters have said they’re eager to face off, but Justino — a target of Rousey’s ridicule for that doping failure — fights at 145 pounds, and has been inconsistent about whether she could make the 135-pound bantamweight limit.Justino looked big on Feb. 27 when she won her latest Invicta fight in Los Angeles, several blocks down Figueroa Street from Staples Center.While hard-core fans have clamored for Rousey to move up to a catch weight to make the fight, White sees no reason why Rousey would make concessions for anyone.“Why would the champ go there?” White asked. “It just doesn’t make sense. The champ doesn’t (compromise for) other people. … If (Justino) makes the weight, she can make the fight. She looked nowhere near 135 (Friday) night.”Justino is expected to fight again in the summer, perhaps at 135 pounds. If she makes the bantamweight limit, a bout with Rousey could happen soon.Until then, the UFC must find another candidate for Rousey — and the list, while getting slimmer, still has a few names.Champion boxer Holly Holm made her UFC debut in the show’s penultimate bout, grinding out a split-decision victory over Raquel Pennington.Although solid, Holm’s performance seemed underwhelming given the hype that preceded her. Afterward, Holm and White agreed she needs more UFC fights before she can contend with Rousey.The most logical contenders for the next shot at Rousey appear to be Bethe Correia or Jessica Eye, two experienced fighters with championship designs.“Holly Holm is a world champion boxer, and I want to test myself against that striking,” Rousey said. “And Bethe Correia, she’s undefeated. I’d like to take that ‘0’ away from her.”Correia (9-0) and Eye (11-2) both called out Rousey after her victory, but White said he hasn’t decided who gets the next shot. Correia might be the most exciting prospect, given her perfect record and her victories over two of Rousey’s training partners.Although Rousey mentioned Correia in the cage immediately after the fight, White isn’t sure when Rousey’s return will happen. Rousey revealed that she’s heading off next to shoot an unnamed film, likely pushing her next bout deeper into the second half of 2015.But after 14 seconds of work for a huge payday, Rousey headed off to her real reward: a dinner of hot wings, duly immortalized on her Instagram feed.(GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom quick review: Premium, powerful and special

first_imgOppo has made great strides in the affordable to mid-range segments in India. The company has crafted some good-looking phones packed with impressive hardware to earn a level of trust among consumers in the country. And when it comes to launching flagship phones, the company as confidently introduced new and unique technologies to impress the masses. The Find X was an example of that last year. And this year, we have the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition.The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition is a flagship smartphone that is part of the newly-minted Reno series. The Reno series has been created as a youth-centric line to offer attractive premium phones at affordable prices. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition is a Snapdragon 855-powered phone that also touts a premium glass design, pop-up camera, notchless AMOLED display and a triple camera setup, among other things.This flagship phone has been launched in India priced starting at Rs 39,990, while the regular Snapdragon 710-powered Reno model costs Rs 32,990. I spent a brief amount of time with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom ahead of its launch and here are my initial thoughts. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition is all kinds of premium from its design. Right out of the box, you are greeted with a large device that offers an incredibly smooth back. This is due to a combination of a curved Gorilla Glass 5 with a matt-like coating that makes it feel silky smooth to the touch. It’s quite slippery on the palm so the curved panel is welcomed for a better grip.advertisementThe matt finish on the back makes the glass resistant to smudges and fingerprints. The other reason the panel is so smooth is because the triple camera setup sits underneath the glass. There is no camera hump so phone can lie flat on the table, but this also makes the device thick at 9.3mm. The cameras, Oppo logo and “Designed by Oppo” branding are all placed neatly vertically on the strip in the center.The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition and the regular Oppo Reno come in two colours – Jet Black and Ocean Green – both of which look really attractive. The flagship model does not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It does offer stereo speakers and a Type-C port. At 215 grams, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition feels substantially heavy to hold. On the front, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition offers an edge-to-edge display free of notches or punch-holes. You get a tall 6.6-inch AMOLED display that offers a 93.1 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The FHD+ (2340×1080) display looks bright and vivid with punchy colours and deep black. The bezels on the top and sides are negligible while the chin is fairly thin as well. Stay tuned to our in-depth review where we will test the display under different lighting conditions and for scenarios like gaming and entertainment.The AMOLED display also allows Oppo to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Reno 10x Zoom Edition. Like many other phones this year, the Oppo Reno also comes with a pop-up selfie camera, but with a slightly different design. While most phones come with a 90-degree pop-out mechanism, the Reno comes with what the company calls a shark fin rising camera design. The mechanism rises from the side of the top frame in a 11-degree angle, which Oppo says is the best position for capturing selfies.The pop-up camera rises in 0.8 seconds as per Oppo. The system houses a 16-megapixel f/2.0 front-facing camera that can also be used for face unlock. The triple camera setup on the back, includes a 48-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera and a 16-megapixel telephoto lens. The camera system supports 10x hybrid zoom, hence the name of the flagship. The phone can digitally zoom all the way up to 60x as well. I have spent less than a day with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition, so I won’t be able to talk about the cameras in detail. It’s worth knowing that the phone also supports Night mode, Slo-mo video, Google Lens and an Expert Mode, among other things. It also gets a Dazzle Colour feature, which is similar to Chroma Boost on some Relame devices.The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition is a flagship phone since it’s powered by a 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset. This is notably the second phone in India to rock the latest Qualcomm flagship processor after the OnePlus 7 Pro. As expected, the phone feels blazing fast while opening apps and browsing through the UI. We will test the performance more extensively in our full review.advertisementThe Reno phone also runs on Android Pie-based ColorOS 6. The custom Oppo software comes with an app drawer and a gradient colour theme. There are a bunch of preloaded apps as well, most of which can be uninstalled. Lastly, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom houses a 4,000mAh battery and the phone supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging over Type-C.I used the Reno 10x Zoom for less than a day, but it’s clear already that Oppo has crafted a premium device that packs a punch. This is not just a good-looking phone, but it also offers something unique with its shark fin pop-up camera. It also looks like it can stand toe-to-toe in performance when compared to the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, we can only know how good the Reno 10x Zoom really is after an in-depth review so do stay tuned for that.ALSO READ | Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, Oppo Reno launched in India: Price, specificationslast_img read more

12 hours agoNapoli icon Maradona ‘always believed in Mertens’

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli icon Maradona ‘always believed in Mertens’by Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli icon Diego Maradona has long been a fan of Dries Mertens, it has been revealed.Mertens’ two goals in the Champions League 3-2 victory at RB Salzburg, took him to 116 goals with Napoli – one more than Maradona.The Belgian now has his sights set on Marek Hamsik’s all-time club record of 121 goals.“Diego has always been a supporter of Mertens and believed in him, even when the Belgian wasn’t playing very much,” Maradona’s representative Stefano Ceci told Radio Kiss Kiss.“I remember full well after Arkadiusz Milik’s injury that Diego said Napoli already had the replacement in-house with a real phenomenon called Mertens.” last_img read more

Toronto stock market falls as energy sector hurt by lower oil prices

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index lost a little ground Thursday as a further drop in the price of oil to an eight-month low weighed on the key energy sector.Markets on both sides of the border were softer after a very strong day following the U.S. midterms, says Jayson Moss, research analyst at Franklin Bissett Investment Management.“What’s weighing particularly on the Canadian market is the fact that we’re seeing oil entering a bear market, down now 21 per cent since the high on Oct. 3, on concerns that the market will be oversupplied and rising U.S. inventories,” he said in an interview.The December crude contract was down for a ninth straight session, falling by $1 at US$60.67 per barrel. That’s the lowest level since March 8.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 11.96 points to 15,357.47 after hitting a low of 15,293.29 on 414 million shares traded.The health-care sector fell the most as cannabis stocks gave back some of Wednesday’s strong gains. Energy stocks lost 1.66 per cent.Industrials fell on a 24 per cent decrease in Bombardier’s shares after investors were concerned by its reduced free cash flow guidance amid efforts to refocus the company by selling some assets.Moss said companies have recently faced pretty significant share price movements when they fall short of beat expectations.Canadian Tire gained almost three per cent after posting strong results Thursday, while Freshii Inc. hit an all-time low of $1.95 and closed down 33.4 per cent to $2.65 after withdrawing its 2019 outlook.“It just feels like we’re more in the later innings of this bull market where we have seen some pretty inflated valuations and high street expectations,” he added.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 11.12 points to 26,191.42. The S&P 500 index lost 7.05 points at 2,806.84, while the Nasdaq composite was down 39.87 points at 7,530.88.Moss said the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates had no appreciable impact on markets. However, he expects a final rate increase of the year in December.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 76.25 cents US compared with an average of 76.36 cents US on Wednesday.The December natural gas contract was down 1.2 cents at US$3.54 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$3.60 at US$1,225.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 1.85 cents at US$2.74 a pound.last_img read more