MonoNeon, Prince’s Last Bassist, Releases Whimsical New Music Video

first_imgMonoNeon was Prince’s last bassist, working with the legend during the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016. MonoNeon identified the mythic musician as a mentor to him, and, as one of the last musicians to work with Prince, MonoNeon has channeled his time working with Prince into new music inspired by the master. Now, the bassist has released a new music video, a trippy, technicolor video that accompanies the equally whimsical track, “Thoughts In The Morning Time.” The song is off MonoNeon’s brand spankin’ new EP, Selfie Quickie 2wooo, which is available here at a name-your-price pay scale. Check out MonoNeon’s new video below, courtesy of the artist, and keep an eye out for more from this rad dude!last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours Advertisementcenter_img Maurizio Sarri believes he could turn Chelsea into title contenders if given enough time (Getty Images)Maurizio Sarri is confident that he could turn Chelsea into Premier League title contenders within two years if he is allowed to continue his job at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.Since the turn of the year, there has been constant speculation over the Italian’s future, particularly after he presided over 4-0 and 6-0 defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively in successive away games.Despite enjoying a positive start at Chelsea, Sarri’s tactics and style of play have been openly criticised by the club’s supporters and reports on Thursday claimed that he and his staff are already convinced that they will be sacked.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Sarri, who signed a three-year contract with the club last summer, insists that he wants to stay and attempt to close the gap on this season’s runaway leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League. I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high,’ Sarri said.‘The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here. I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].‘But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them. When I arrived in Naples, Napoli were, in the table the season before, 24 points from Juventus.‘In the first season we arrived to nine points from Juventus, second season to six points, third season to four points. For us it was impossible to cover completely the gap, but at the end of the third season, we were very close to doing it.’Chelsea face a fight to finish in the top-four this season amid competition from Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United, although they are through to the Europa League semi-finals where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link501Shareslast_img read more

Unai Emery details Matteo Guendouzi’s transformation at Arsenal

first_img Comment Advertisement Guendouzi has stood out for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)‘But also, we were working with him on some details we needed to improve with him – his food, his body, how we can work to make it stronger, his arms, his body, his legs.‘This year, I think he’s taken one step ahead, improving and also giving us one level more in his performances.‘We want to continue with him, working in each training session and in each match.‘For him and for us it’s a big challenge to take that step ahead.‘For other young players, his spirit, his progress, his development is a good example, for (Joe) Willock, for Emile Smith Rowe, for Reiss Nelson. It’s a very good example for everybody.’MORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan opens up about unhappiness at Arsenal before Roma moveMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Coral BarryTuesday 10 Sep 2019 6:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Unai Emery details Matteo Guendouzi’s transformation at Arsenalcenter_img Emery plucked Guendouzi from Ligue 2 (Picture: Getty)‘He started last year, at the beginning, with some doubts about his adaptation after he came from Lorient in the second division in France.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He was very young, but his ambition and his wish to adapt very quickly, as well as his quality, were very good for us.‘He started playing and training with us, and after, his progress and development during the season was amazing.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Guendouzi was called up to France’s national side this month (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has heaped praise on Matteo Guendouzi and regards the midfielder as the example to follow for Arsenal’s young stars.Guendouzi has made an excellent start to his second season with Arsenal and earned his first call-up to the France national squad this month.The 20-year-old joined Arsenal from Ligue 2 last summer and Emery detailed how Guendouzi underwent his impressive transformation in the last 12 months.‘Matteo is a very good example for how we can develop our young players, with new young players or the spirit within the players who are here now,’ Emery told the club website.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

More offshore platforms evacuated due to hurricane Harvey

first_imgOffshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico have evacuated 105 offshore platforms in response to tropical storm Harvey.The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said that, based on data from offshore operator reports submitted at 18:30 CET on Sunday, personnel was evacuated from a total of 105 production platforms, 14.25 percent of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.This is 19 platforms more compared to the Friday count.Further according to the BSEE, personnel was also evacuated from five non-DP rigs, which is 50 percent of the ten rigs of this type currently operating in the Gulf.One DP rig has moved off location out of the storm’s path as a precaution. As far as DP rigs go, there are 21 operating in the Gulf of Mexico.As part of the evacuation process, personnel activated the shut-in procedure on the platforms. This involves closing the sub-surface safety valves located below the surface of the ocean floor to prevent the release of oil or gas. According to the BSEE, the shut-in valves functioned 100 percent of the time during previous hurricane seasons.From operator reports, it is estimated that approximately 21.64 percent of the current oil production of 1,75 million barrels of oil per day in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in, which equates to 378,633 bopd.It is also estimated that approximately 25.71 percent of the natural gas production of 3,220 million cubic feet per day, or 827.89 million cubic feet per day in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in. The production percentages are calculated using information submitted by offshore operators in daily reports which are based on the amount of oil and gas the operator expected to produce that day.The shut-in production figures, therefore, are estimates, which BSEE compares to historical production reports to ensure the estimates follow a logical pattern.The BSEE added that the facilities would be inspected after the storm passes. Once all standard checks have been completed, production from undamaged facilities will be brought back on line immediately. Facilities sustaining damage may take longer to bring back on line.The number of evacuated platforms and rigs is increasing since the BSEE said on Friday that oil and gas companies evacuated workers from 86 production platforms and five rigs.Also, The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday that Harvey was producing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding and there are flash flood emergencies in effect for portions of southeastern Texas. NASA’s satellite imagery taken 12 hours apart revealed that Harvey remains almost stationary.American energy corporation ConocoPhillips said via social media that, due to severe weather conditions caused by hurricane Harvey, all of the company’s Houston-area offices would be closed on Monday and Tuesday, August 28 and 29.Oil major ExxonMobil decided on Friday to allocate $500,000 for contributions to regional Red Cross organizations along the U.S. Gulf Coast to assist with relief efforts in communities expected to be impacted by Harvey. The company also made provisions to ensure that emergency responders and other essential service providers requesting fuel are given priority.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Northwestern looks to knock off No. 24 Wisconsin

first_img March 3, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Northwestern looks to knock off No. 24 Wisconsin Associated Press center_img SQUAD LEADERSHIP: The Wildcats are led by Miller Kopp and Pat Spencer. Kopp is averaging 13.3 points while Spencer is putting up 10.6 points per contest. The Badgers have been led by Nate Reuvers and D’Mitrik Trice. Reuvers has averaged 13 points, 4.4 rebounds and two blocks while Trice has put up 10.1 points, four rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.CREATING OFFENSE: Trice has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Wisconsin field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 13 field goals and 19 assists in those games.WINNING WHEN: Wisconsin is a perfect 12-0 when the team makes 10 or more 3-pointers. The Badgers are 7-10 when the team hits fewer than 10 threes.STREAK STATS: Wisconsin has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 70.1 points while giving up 63.9.DID YOU KNOW: The Northwestern offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.8 percent of its possessions, which is the 19th-lowest rate in the nation. The Wisconsin defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.1 percent of all possessions (ranked 301st among Division I teams). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorthwestern (7-21, 2-16) vs. No. 24 Wisconsin (19-10, 12-6)Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Wednesday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 24 Wisconsin looks to give Northwestern its 15th straight loss against ranked opponents. Northwestern’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 20 Michigan Wolverines 61-52 on Feb. 6, 2018. Wisconsin has moved up to No. 24 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Michigan and Minnesota last week.last_img read more

Syracuse lands 5-star class of 2020 forward Kamilla Cardoso

first_imgAnother top recruit will join the Class of 2020 under Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman.On Wednesday night, five-star forward Kamilla Cardoso announced her commitment to SU on Instagram. Cardoso, espnW’s No. 1 post player and No. 5 overall recruit for the Class of 2020, joins five-star guard Priscilla Williams (No. 11) and Faith Blackstone (No. 91) as the third top-100 recruit for next year. “While (I) thoroughly enjoyed getting to know many different programs I’m happy to announce I’ve found my home at Syracuse University,” Cardoso wrote in an Instagram post.The 6-foot-6 big from Hamilton Heights Christian (Tennessee) Academy has a espnW scout grade of 98 out of 100. One evaluation said she’s an “impact low-post prospect with superb mobility, shot blocking presence” and an emerging offensive arsenal. Cardoso had offers from Connecticut, Ohio State, Mississippi State and South Carolina, but chose Hillsman and the Orange. She’s one of six 2020 recruits — including three-star guards Khamya McNeal, Laura Salmeron and Kiara Fisher — that will join SU next season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCardoso will add depth to Syracuse’s frontcourt that will return all three starters in Emily Engstler, Amaya Finklea-Guity and Digna Strautmane.Cardoso could not be reached for comment.  Comments Published on November 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more