Jack White Plays Surprise Concert At D.C. High School

first_imgJack White swung through Washington, D.C., for a two-show run on Wednesday and Thursday. Well, make that a three-show run.In between gigs at The Anthem, the rock icon stopped by D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School for an unannounced set during the students’ lunch break. While the performance may have been a surprise for these incredibly lucky teenagers, Relix reports that White cleared the stunt with the school’s principal, who couldn’t say no to the proposition.According to the school’s newspaper, this is how it all went down:Most days, Wilson students pour out of class after fourth period and shuffle down packed stairwells to the atrium, where they settle in for lunch or head off campus to get food. Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman usually plays ‘80s hits from a speaker; once in a while, a few kids get up and dance.Today, the second floor was rattling after fourth period. Noise echoed through hallways and drowned out conversations close to the atrium. In the art wing on the other side of the school, people speculated that Bargeman must have ramped up his sound system.But it wasn’t Bargeman. It was Jack White shredding a blue electric guitar, backed by a barefoot drummer, two musicians playing multi-level synths, and a bassist.Evidently, the 12-time Grammy winner treated the students—who, as we may have mentioned earlier, were really, really lucky—to a set that included favorites like “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”, “Over and Over and Over”, and show-closing rendition of “Seven Nation Army” that turned into a singalong as the students rushed the “stage”.White is currently on tour in support of his new album, Boarding House Reach. His next stop will be a headlining performance at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City on Friday, June 1st.Jack White’s “Seven Nation Army” finale at Woodrow Wilson High Schoollast_img read more

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Straight Up Softcore

first_imgI recently discovered that I’m not hardcore anymore. Okay, I was never hardcore in a “talented” or “brave” sort of way, but my general enthusiasm for most adventure sports made up for any lack of skill. If there’s an opportunity to ski or surf or bike or…whatever…I’m the kind of guy that’s gonna take it. At least, that’s what I thought, until this past weekend.My wife and I were in Charleston for a few days hitting up the High Water Festival, and there was a brief, two-hour window where we could hit Folly Beach, outside of town, so I brought the surf board. Folly has a couple of the best surf breaks in South Carolina, and I rarely get to surf anymore so I was excited at the prospect. But when we got to the beach, it was a little breezy. And the water looked downright cold. The waves didn’t look great, but that’s never stopped me before. That’s one of the true joys of being mediocre at something—you don’t have to have perfect conditions to enjoy yourself. I’ve spent hours surfing choppy, mushy beach breaks off the coast of South Carolina, paddling desperately to catch a four-second ride, and grinning the whole time.But this time, my enthusiasm wasn’t there. Instead of surfing, I sat on the beach and drank beer with my wife for two hours. As far as afternoons go, it was pretty awesome, but it definitely wasn’t hardcore. It was straight up “softcore.”On the upside, I took the opportunity to discover a new beer, Washout Wheat, from Holy City, which is ironically named for the surf break I decided not to tackle that day. Fittingly, Washout Wheat is not a hard core beer. It’s a light, easy-drinking (5.1% ABV) wheat beer made specifically for sitting in the sand and watching other people shred the gnar. It’s soft around the edges thanks to all the wheat, and has just the faintest hint of banana from the yeast. It’s straight up softcore. Just like me.Look at the guy on the can. Soft in the middle, a big-brimmed hat because he’s worried about the sun, a shaggy beard…that may as well be a picture of me sitting on the beach, watching other people do their thing.Sigh.last_img read more

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count remains unchanged

first_imgThe U.S. weekly offshore rig count remained flat during last week, according to a rig count report published on Friday by Baker Hughes, a GE company.For illustration only. Author: SP MacBaker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. -4 to 954 rigsU.S. Rig Count is down 4 rigs from last week to 954, with oil rigs down 5 to 779, gas rigs up 2 to 174, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 1.U.S. Rig Count is down 92 rigs from last year’s count of 1,046, with oil rigs down 79, gas rigs down 13, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 26 and up 9 rigs year-over-year.Baker Hughes Rig Count: Canada +1 rig to 118 rigsCanada Rig Count is up 1 rig from last week to 118, with oil rigs down 2 to 83 and gas rigs up 3 to 35.Canada Rig Count is down 93 rigs from last year’s count of 211, with oil rigs down 59 and gas rigs down 34.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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2018 NBA All-Star Weekend: Quavo named 2018 Celebrity Game MVP as Team Clippers outlasts Team Lakers

first_img Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City Video recap of the 2018 Celebrity Game at #NBAAllStar Weekend. Team Clippers come out on top of Team Lakers. pic.twitter.com/9AgWbjolFH— James H. Williams (@JHWreporter) February 17, 2018 Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse had his name in the MVP conversation in his celebrity game debut. The Olympic medalist had 17 points with six rebounds and four steals for the Clippers.Rachel A. DeMita of NBA 2KTV was the leading scorer for the Lakers with 17 points.THANK YOU LA 💛💜 pic.twitter.com/AsZD0FAHDm— Rachel A DeMita (@RADeMita) February 17, 2018Nate Robinson added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists. He also recorded two steals.The first ever @RUFFLES 4⃣-pointer comes from #GLeagueAlum @nate_robinson! #RufflesCelebGame 👌 pic.twitter.com/SjyB2EbERT— NBA G League (@nbagleague) February 17, 2018Robinson was responsible for a handful of highlights including the first ever 4-pointer and a monster block.#GLeagueAlum @nate_robinson comes across for the rejection! #NBAAllStar #RufflesCelebGame pic.twitter.com/THtyNIr57A— NBA G League (@nbagleague) February 17, 2018Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years PreviousActor Michael B. Jordan, left, of Team Lakers, flips actor Miles Brown, of Team Clippers, following the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Actor Michael B. Jordan, left, of Team Lakers, drives past Canadian personality Jonathan Scott, of Team Clippers, during the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. 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(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Expandcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLOS ANGELES — Quavo, a rapper for the group Migos, was named the MVP for the 2018 celebrity game during NBA All-Star Weekend as Team Clippers defeated Team Lakers 75-66 on Friday night at Staples Center.Quavo recorded 19 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Clippers.Toronto mans can ball! #[email protected] w/ 11 pic.twitter.com/kNTNvgVCRX— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 17, 2018 Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Mahony to bless Mary Star High’s new building

first_imgEDUCATION: It took more than a decade to complete new campus, whichwillallowformorestudents. By Paul Clinton STAFF WRITER Mary Star of the Sea High School’s new campus enters the final stage of a 13-year construction odyssey Sunday, when Cardinal Roger Mahony blesses a building expected to house students by Christmas. Church leaders and volunteers who managed the project said they’re looking forward to students flowing into new classrooms, a gymnasium and locker rooms, an art room, a computer room and science labs. “I would describe it as a sense of accomplishment,” said Al DiRocco, chairman of the steering committee for the new campus. “It’s been a difficult project in some ways, but we’ve gone over every hurdle.” DiRocco, the sole remaining member of the initial committee, remembers starting work on the project when his daughter was a ninth-grader at Mary Star. That same daughter graduated from college five years ago. In that time, the parish’s bid to replace its campus – and to eliminate a 150-person waiting list – has faced numerous delays in construction, fundraising and gaining approval from Mahony for an $8 million loan. About 470 students now attend the Catholic high school, a landmark on Eighth Street and Cabrillo Avenue since 1951. Work is nearly complete on the 60,000-square-foot campus built on 27 acres of surplus federal property at the northern tip of Taper Avenue. Students will begin classes at the two-story school after it receives its occupancy permit from the city of Los Angeles, said the Rev. Nicholas Tacito, the school’s rector. The campus was initially scheduled to open in 2000. Parish officials declined to provide the Daily Breeze access to see or photograph the new campus. Parish officials are finishing work on a U-shaped building with 23 classrooms, administrative offices and two science labs. An open courtyard between two classroom wings serves as a passway between classrooms. Student lockers line the wings. Larger windows have already created a more airy feel in the new space, said Lauren Costa, an 11th-grader and Mary Star Fiesta Queen. “I’m liking the idea of open lockers, because it builds community,” Costa said. “(Wider windows) give the rooms a bigger quality. It makes it a better learning environment.” A spacious interim gymnasium replaces a multipurpose room for basketball and volleyball games. Bleachers retract with the push of a button. Two electronic scoreboards will record sports tallies. The campus would also, for the first time, give girls a full locker room with showers. Sunday’s dedication marks the completion of a $22 million first phase. The parish also plans to build athletic fields with bleachers for football, baseball and softball. Future plans call for a new multipurpose room with a kitchen, a performing arts area and a chapel. A permanent gymnasium, a weight room and a student services area would also be added. On Sunday, Mahony will sprinkle holy water on the new building to symbolically initiate it into the Mary Star community. “It’s a big deal,” Costa said. “It’s like christening a kid.” A whiff of protest could work its way toward the event. A group representing survivors of priest abuse sent a letter to Mahony and Monsignor Patrick Gallagher of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests asked for a forum for one or two victims to speak at the event. The group also asked Mary Star to display a handmade quilt with childhood photos of more than 160 victims in front of the church’s altar. Mary Grant, the regional director, said the group had not received a response. When classes begin at the new campus, parents will use Taper Avenue to drop off and pick up students under an agreement between the school and local homeowners signed a year ago. San Pedro Peninsula Homeowners United agreed to the plan, under the condition that the school eventually cut a road leading to Western Avenue. The Los Angeles Unified campuses of Taper Avenue Elementary and Cooper Opportunity High School already cause congestion, said Chuck Hart, the group’s president. “Those three schools are all within one block of each other,” Hart said. “There are major concerns for traffic impacts when all three schools are essentially trying to get to the same destination all around the same time.” Councilwoman Janice Hahn’s office said the city would require the road from Western in any project built on land now owned by Bob Bisno. “There has always been an understanding that an access road for Mary Star will be included in any project built on the Ponte Vista site,” Hahn said. “We have been very clear that this is a priority, and Mr. Bisno has committed to making it a part of Ponte Vista.” [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Milford face Naomh Bríd in Intermediate Championship clash next Friday

first_imgDivision 2CLG BnaG v MalinMoyle Park, Saturday @ 4.30 & 6pm The final home game of the season will be a historic event this Saturday as our Seniors collect the Division 2 title for the first time in the Clubs history. The Seniors and Reserves will take on Malin, who are preparing for a Senior Championship quarter final, with the cup being presented afterwards.The support all season at home and away has been fantastic and it would be great to see as large a crowd as possible down for the presentation on Saturday to mark a significant achievement. There will be plenty of tea and refreshments available after the game as well as an underage match at half time. We would encourage as many people as possible to please come out and get behind the lads and join in the celebrations afterwards. Throw in times are at 4.30pm for the Reserves with the Seniors at 6pm.*Division 2*CLG BnaG 2-15 St Nauls 1-11 It wasn’t a vintage performance from the boys on Saturday but nevertheless they got the deserved 2 points against a battling St Nauls that were fighting for their Division 2 survival. They got off to a nightmare start when a soft St Nauls penalty gave the visitors a 1-1 to no score lead after 6 minutes. Again though the boys grew into the game and despite a big penalty claim for themselves late in the half going unanswered, went in ahead at the break 0-7 to 1-3 thanks to some great points from Luke Barrett, Gary Merritt, Christopher Barrett and Cathal Mc Gettigan. Early in the second half the boys got a stroke of luck to further their lead when a Sean Black effort from distance slipped through the keepers hands and into the back of the net. Na Galloglaigh were much improved in the second half but never put St Nauls to the sword and they kept battling back, despite being reduced to 14 men midway through the half. Some nice scores from distance by Nauls were traded with some lovely quick moves for scores from Na Galloglaigh, and one of those moves resulted in a great second goal. From a short kick out Tj Evesson played a great ball in that was brilliantly caught by PJ Hagan who fed Darragh Black off the shoulder to finish to the net. From then on Na Galloglaigh always had the Mountcharles men at arms length and seen out the game for a comfortable 2-15 to 1-11 win. With Four Masters losing to MacCumhaills on Sunday it opened up a 5 point lead at the top of the table and secured a historic league victory for Danny and his team. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, TJ Evesson, Gary Merritt (0-1), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Sean Black (1-0), David Curley, Luke Barrett (0-2), Cathal McGettigan (0-5), PJ Hagan (0-2), Christopher Barrett (0-4), Kyle Black (0-1). Subs: Pauric Curley for Sheridan (HT), Darragh Black for K. Black (1-0) 45m, Anthony Fisher for L. Barrett (50m), Gavin Grier for Evesson (55m), Enda McHugh for Hagan (60m), Martin Doyle, Dean Burgess, Brandon Toye, Caolan Bolton*U15 Development Squad*Well done to Conor Coll and Rory O’Donnell who featured in the U15 Development squad that played their final blitz of the season with games against Antrim, Down and Derry in Owenbeg.*Minor Championship*Glenswilly v CLG BnaGGlenswilly, Friday @ 6.30pm Our Minors take on Glenswilly this Friday in the semi final of the Div 2 Northern Minor Championship. The game throws in at 6.30pm and there will be extra time if necessary. Red Hughs play Cloughaneely in the other semi final. All support greatly appreciated.*Intermediate Championship*CLG BnaG v Naomh BridConvoy, Saturday 24th at 4.30pm. (Convoy) CLG BnaG V Naomh Columba (Reserve Championship) 3pm. (Convoy)All support greatly appreciated.Red Hughs face Muff in the Junior A Championship in Convoy on Friday night.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-21. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Grace McFadden, Cian McGettigan, David Curley, and Mary & Fergus McGinley. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,180.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact [email protected], follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751Milford face Naomh Bríd in Intermediate Championship clash next Friday was last modified: September 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAIntermediate ChampionshipMilfordSportlast_img read more

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