Earlier this year, Irish alt-rock heroes The Cranberries announced their plans to release a final album, In The End, featuring their late singer, Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly at age 46 in January 2018. The lead single from their forthcoming final studio album, “All Over Now”, was also shared with the announcement. On Wednesday, the band took the next step in what will be their final album cycle under The Cranberries banner by debuting their new animated music video for the recently-released song.The video features animation and creative direction from artist Daniel Britt, whose past work includes contributions to that epic LSD-inspired music video for Adult Swim‘s Rick and Morty. The video’s storyline follows an animated young lady, who could be considered to be a fictional nod to the band’s beloved late singer. Viewers follow the character through a rainy, dismal landscape, which somewhat mirrors the song’s lyrical themes of domestic abuse. It’s worth noting that even with the abundance of darker themes presented throughout the video, the lead character does find solace through the light from a seaside lighthouse by the end. Fans can watch the new video below.The Cranberries – “All Over Now”[Video: TheCranberriesTV]“We thought animation was the way to go — it was either that or have actors in the video,” guitarist Noel Hogan said of the video. “But animation is something we’d never really done, so we thought it would be nice.”Hogan also went on to admit that the band’s label continues to push for more music videos behind the upcoming album, much to the chagrin of the band. Discussions on the potential for another video for the album’s next single, “Wake Me When It’s Over”, are ongoing.“The record company is really kind of pushing for a mix of old footage of us,” Hogan continued. “I don’t know if that’s something we want to do. We kind of feel a video should in some way represent the song more so than be just a bunch of clips that look nice. It’s kind of an ongoing discussion at the moment.”The Cranberries will plan on disbanding entirely following the release of In The End on April 26th via BMG.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGovernor is going easy on criminalsI’m having a hard time with Gov. Cuomo’s “get out of jail free.”Last week a person was arrested for stealing a car, then released under the new law. The reporter said he’s already ignored four of these requirements. Albany County District Attorney David Soares was on the nightly news talking about this new plan.He said if a person flees to Florida, New York would have to go after him, spending the time and money getting him returned. After all that, he’d be released again.I understand the basic idea of the law is to not cause a person to lose his or her job while awaiting trial. That’s fine. However, once a person flees, they’re admitting their guilt.A warrant should be issued for their capture. Once returned, they would have a week to get their affairs in order and then put to death. This would empty the jails, which then could be used to house the homeless.It amazes me how we’re concerned with the rights of the criminal and not the victim. The governor pardoned 11 prisoners who have shown redemption. I agree in some cases. But what about the person doing time for murder? If he wants to pardon them, then he should be able to bring back the dead. That decision should lie in the hands of the victim’s family, not some outsider.I see this as more votes for the governor. He already has New York City and Long Island in his back pocket, so why not this?Pete PidgeonScotiaLocal newspapers perform a vital roleThe Jan. 7 Gazette included a letter to the editor that broadly criticized “the media.”I urge Allen R. Remaley to consider that one of “the media” did him the favor of disseminating his letter.We in the Schenectady area are fortunate still to have a local paper; fewer and fewer American communities do.I agree with Mr. Remaley that too much of today’s journalism is irresponsible, but there’s a vitally important baby in the bathwater.While we need to hold the news media accountable, we also need to support local and investigative journalism.Otherwise, those in power (whether Democrats, Republicans, unions, or corporations) will be able to get away with even more corruption than they do today.Riley HartSchenectadyNY takes our guns, sets criminals freeThe circus is alive and well in New York; Albany that is.The clowns in our Legislature and the ringmaster in the mansion limit or take away the law-abiding citizens’ rights to possess firearms.But they allow dangerous and repeat felons to be allowed to walk our streets released on their own recognizance.What a bunch of jokesters.Bob BriggsSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
Two of Denmark’s biggest pension funds have been on a recruitment roundabout, with Danica Real Estate losing its managing director to ATP Real Estate – and the former long-time ATP property chief then being hired by Danica to take over the top property job there.The real estate subsidiary of Denmark’s DKK886bn (€118bn) statutory pension fund ATP has hired André Scharf away from Danica Pension’s real estate business, expanding its investment team, it said, to manage the “sharply increased project development activity in the portfolio.”Scharf will work as CIO (investeringsdirektør) alongside CIO Kenneth Olsson, and be in charge of developing the asset management function as well as foreign investments, the firm announced. Olsson is responsible for transactions and project development in Denmark, it said.Scharf was promoted to the role of managing director at Danica Real Estate (Danica Ejendomme) in 2017 after its previous head Peter Mering stepped back from leadership for health reasons. André Scharf, cio at ATP Real EstateSince Vang Hansen took over leadership of ATP Real Estate in January last year from long-standing chief Michael Nielsen, he has made some changes in the management structure creating several new roles.Vang Hansen told IPE Real Assets last November about the operation’s new strategy, which involved more focus on its development pipeline and improving existing domestic assets by optimising rent levels and property administration, and making buildings more sustainable.ATP Real Estate said Scharf would take up the new role on 4 May, and also become a member of its executive board, which currently includes Hansen, Olsson and property management director Christian Hartmann.Meanwhile, Danica Pension has announced that former ATP Real Estate chief Nielsen has been appointed as the new managing director of its property arm, replacing Scharf, and starting on 1 May.Ole Krogh Petersen, CEO of Danica Pension, said: “Danica Real Estate is facing an exciting period with the completion of a number of major housing development projects, and we are confident that Michael is the right one to ensure we deliver attractive properties that develop the cities and areas they are a part of, and which at the same time contribute to attractive returns for our pension customers.”Nielsen knows Danica Real Estate well because of his position on its board of directors, Krogh Petersen said.Nielsen said: “Danica has one of the most exciting real estate portfolios on the market with great significance for society and the many pension customers.” Martin Vang Hansen, ATP Real Estate chief executive officer, said: “The growth in the development portfolio means that we need to expand the organisation.“With the recruitment of André Scharf, who has experience in real estate investments both at home and abroad, we are strengthening our focus on both asset management and project development, which will account for a lot of our work in the future,” he added.Olsson said: “We are to develop around DKK10bn of projects and that will require our full attention. That is why I am delighted that André has come on board to run ATP Real Estate’s commercial activities in collaboration with me.”
– Guyana ranked 152BASKETBALL’s global governing body, FIBA yesterday announced that it will freeze the FIBA 3×3 Individual World, Team and Federation Rankings in all categories.The FIBA 3×3 Rankings, where Guyana is ranked at 152 in the men’s division and unranked for the women’s, are based on the nine best performances of the players in the previous 12 months.April, according to FIBA, traditionally marks the start of the professional 3×3 seasons. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak and in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans, FIBA competitions have been suspended since March 13, 2020.In light of this suspension, the basketball body will freeze all rankings as of April 1, 2020 until the suspension of competitions is lifted by FIBA or until any later date so communicated by FIBA.Ranking points will still be awarded for events taking place during this period but will only count towards the rankings – for the usual 12-month period – when rankings are unfrozen.The lifespan of the ranking points awarded for events that took place prior to the freeze will be extended by the duration of the freeze. However, this extension shall not exceed the date of October 1, 2021.The freezing of the ranking is undertaken with the full support of the 3×3 athletes of the FIBA Players’ Commission, with whom FIBA will continue to liaise before the rankings are unfrozen.FIBA said they will continue to monitor the situation on a regular basis and will evaluate the options for the continuation or not of the respective competitions, when and if the situation allows.The FIBA 3×3 Rankings are a key component of the 3×3 basketball system; federations qualify to national team competitions based on the Federation Ranking and teams are granted privileged access to the professional circuit based on the Team Ranking.Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 is inspired by several forms of ‘street-ball’ played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3×3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3×3 World & Continental Cups.On 9 June 2017, 3×3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo Olympic Games.Wilson is the Global Ball Partner and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3×3.