Today, Consequence of Sound announced that it has confirmation that Eminem, Beyoncé, and The Weeknd are expected to headline Coachella in 2018. The announcement of Beyoncé seems right in line considering that she was initially scheduled to perform the festival this year, though had to cancel her appearances following the announcement she was pregnant with twins.Eminem Stopped By A Detroit Pop-Up Called “Mom’s Spaghetti” Over The WeekendThe media outlet cites “industry sources” for the headliner information, and while it’s still technically unconfirmed, Consequence of Sound has a consistent track record of announcing the festival’s lineup ahead of the official announcement. The official lineup announcement is expected to be dropped in early January. Coachella 2018 will go down during two weekends next year from April 13th through 15th and April 20th through 22nd at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Andy Carroll hopes his club record move to West Ham will help him cement a place in the England squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 24-year-old finalised what is understood to have been a £15.5million deal, plus a further £2million in add-ons, from Liverpool after passing a medical on Tuesday night. Carroll, whose six-year deal could be extended by a further two, scored seven times in 24 league appearances while on loan at Upton Park last season. Much of his stay in east London was hampered by injuries, with a heel problem ruling the frontman out of contention for the end-of-season friendlies against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley and Brazil at the Maracana. However, Carroll feels if all goes well for him at the Irons next season then he should be very much in Roy Hodgson’s plans once again as the Three Lions battle to qualify for the World Cup. “I just want to keep fit now, keep scoring goals and performing week in and week out for West Ham, if I do that here, play well and keep fit, then hopefully I will get in the England team,” Carroll told West Ham TV. Wednesday’s confirmation brings to an end a largely disappointing spell of the centre-forward’s career at Anfield, where he never really made a major impact following a high-profile £35million transfer from Newcastle on deadline day in January 2011. Now, though, the striker is fully focused on helping West Ham build on a creditable 10th place last season as he and his team-mates prepare for their opening game of the season, at home to promoted npower Championship winners Cardiff. Carroll is in no doubt he has signed for a club going places, with West Ham set to take up tenancy in the revamped 54,000-seater Olympic Stadium for the start of the 2016/2017 campaign. He said: “Getting promoted the season before last, then finishing where we did – we did great, and it can only get better for us. The way the club is being run, obviously getting the new stadium and everything like that, it is only going up, and that is what I want to be a part of.” Press Association
Yorkshire’s Shipley and Whitby Golf Clubs are both eyeing a second national title in the English Club Team Championship. Shipley won the inaugural event in 2015 and Whitby are the defending champions – and the two clubs have just led seven teams into the final from the regional qualifier at York Golf Club. Shipley topped the table with 93 points, amassed by their new line-up of Sue Greenough, Richard Greenough, Jean Worby and Chris Worby. Whitby took second place with 88 points, scored by last year’s winning quartet: Janet McGeehin, Siew Choon Tan, Bob Scott and Mike Coates (pictured © Leaderboard Photography). Five other clubs also qualified for the final which will be played on Friday, 18 August at Woodhall Spa. It will be part of England Golf Week which features a series of finals during a five-day celebration of handicap golf. They are: Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club, Manchester, 87 pts – represented by Sue Rudman, Allan Rudman, Stephen Murray and Jean Kelly Elsham Golf Club, Lincolnshire, 86 pts – represented by Polly Brettle, Jennifer Hedley, Richard Hedley and Robert Taylor Harrogate Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85 pts – represented by Jenny Hill, David Jack, Susan Severn and Arthur Severn Scarcroft Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85 pts – represented by Stewart Douglas, Jean Manson, Diane Bennett and Mark Squire Waterton Park Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85 pts– represented by Karen Andrews, Glynn Andrews, Stuart Nice and Tracey Parker Click here for full scores 20 Jun 2017 Yorkshire clubs eye a second national title
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By John BurtonAfter two decades at Ranney School, headmaster announces his retirementRanney School Head of School Dr. Lawrence S. Sykoff with ninth-grade students, from left, George Timmins, Alexis Auletta, and Jacqueline Lee.TINTON FALLS – The last nearly 20 years have brought a lot of changes, Dr. Lawrence S. Sykoff observed this week as he sat down to talk about his time as head of school at the Ranney School.While there have been changes in technology, education and in the actual facility, there have also been personal changes.“I think anyone who’s been in a position for 20 years changes with the school,” Sykoff said. “I think I really learned to value the people I met along way. I think all of that changes you.”Sykoff is looking toward his latest change, as he prepares to step down as the school’s head at the end of the 2012-13 school year.When Sykoff arrived at Ranney back in 1993, he remembered the facility had 12 Apple computers. “And we really thought we were cool,” he said, showing a smile over that quaint remembrance. The school now has more than 500 computers on campus and has established a laptop-to-laptop program for students to communicate with each other.There have been other, more significant changes in the past 20 years, Sykoff said. During his tenure the student population doubled to its current total of approximately 820 in the school’s pre-K-12 grade and the facility has grown by 150,000 square feet on the campus’s 61 acres off Hope Road.A major factor at the school has been the rise of the Internet, which Sykoff said, has had a significant impact on education and how the school provides that education. Twenty years ago, he said, students studying about Europe would go to the encyclopedias or other volumes and look up the entries.“Now,” he said, “students would use Skype and talk to people in Europe.“I think because of technology, students have more access to information at an earlier age,” he said. “We have a parent body that places an emphasis on 21st-century thinking.”Over the years the school, which was established in 1960, has continued to formulate and execute continuing three- and five-year plans to ensure it progresses and advances. Sykoff said he is a strong advocate for what he called “deliberate strategic planning,” a subject on which he has written books and given talks to professional groups.“The key is being great by choice,” he extolled.There have been numerous times that Sykoff has seen students begin at Ranney at age 3 and continue until 12th-grade graduation. When they arrive they get teddy bears and when they leave many continue their relationship with the headmaster and have a lifelong friendship.When they arrive, he said, “They call me the ‘teddy bear man.’ And when they graduate they call me Uncle Larry.”Over the years, students have remained in contact with him inviting him to college, law and medical school graduations and weddings. He recently attended the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for two former students.Thinking back, he said he “will never forget that look in students’ eyes when I hand them their diplomas. They just sparkle.”As for his future, Sykoff, who is 64, said that it would be “maybe not retiring but rewiring.” He will continue to be part of the school community beyond June 2013, in a limited, advisory capacity and will be “helping with the transition of leadership.”He also plans to continue his work with various charitable organizations he has been working with over the years.“My charity work has always been very important to me,” he said.For the school’s future, he expects there will be more of what the school, which is still relatively young, has begun to see, as former students send their children and continue to establish that legacy.That legacy is one of “scholarship plus character,” he stressed.“Good students and good people,” Sykoff said. “That’s the legacy.”
Carl Froch claims he will be too strong for George Groves when he defends his world super-middleweight titles against the Londoner.Tickets for their fight in Manchester on 23 November sold out in only 11 minutes.The unbeaten Groves, from Hammersmith, will be aiming to become a world champion by taking the experienced Froch’s IBF and WBA belts.Video courtesy of iFilm London.See also:Confident Groves squares up to FrochGroves and Froch meet face-to-face ahead of title showdownGroves: Champion Froch is not as good as he thinks he 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Energy efficiency and other green building concepts are not brand new in Russia. The Passive House Institute Russia, the Russian Sustainable Building Council, and building science researchers all do business there. But energy conservation in general and energy efficient homes in particular have not gained serious traction.Zagorodny Proekt, a major developer in the Moscow area, apparently decided that it could help highlight the advantages of green homes and, in the process, boost its own profile through a tried and true marketing device: the showcase home. The impetus for the project, though, actually came from Velux Group, a Danish-based specialist in window and solar power systems that has been promoting a green-home concept called Active House. Since 2008, a total of seven “experimental” Active House projects have taken root in Western Europe, the UK, and now Russia.According to the Active House plan, most of these buildings were to be open to visitors for 12 months and monitored for performance. The plan also calls for them to be sold for below market value. The recently completed Active House in Russia – or Activny Dom, as Velux calls it – will be open to visitors for a total of six months before it is occupied by a “test family” for 12 months. Monitoring will continue throughout.Above and beyond usual standardsMost of the Active House projects, including the one in Russia, incorporate Passivhaus concepts of insulation, airtightness, and optimal solar exposure, even if they aren’t aiming for Passivhaus certification. To bring its performance close to net zero energy, the showcase house also is equipped with a photovoltaic system, solar hot water (with Velux solar collectors), a geothermal heat pump, and a WindowMaster automated system that opens and closes Velux windows, and controls blinds and exterior awnings for shading, to regulate the interior climate.At 2,470 sq. ft., the house cost about $1 million to build – well beyond what most people in the region can afford – and its renewable-energy systems, including the PV panels, are relative rarities in Russia. Zagorodny Proekt understands that the price is high and that the systems might seem exotic, but sees the project as both a research tool and a way to appeal to wealthy Russians who have traveled to Europe, where energy costs are far higher than in Russia and energy efficient homes are relatively common.— because even Russia is eventually going to have to reckon with rising energy costs.
Former captain Angelo Mathews continued his role as saviour on Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand as he and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten hundreds to thwart the host’s push for victory on the fourth day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve on Tuesday.Mathews was on 117, while Mendis was 116 not out as they took their side to 259 for three at stumps, having batted together all day and created Sri Lanka’s highest partnership for any wicket against New Zealand with a marathon 246-run stand.It was the first time in Test cricket that a full day’s play had been completed without a wicket falling since the first day of the second match between South Africa and Bangladesh on February 29, 2008.The pair’s stubborn resistance could prove to be match-saving with rain forecast for the final day on Wednesday.They had resumed at 20 for three, needing another 276 runs to even make New Zealand bat again, after Tom Latham’s maiden double century of 264 not out had powered the hosts to a massive first innings total of 578.They frustrated New Zealand’s bowlers, who resorted to a short-pitched attack early on, changed to a fuller length towards lunch, then virtually shut down the scoring during the middle session with Ajaz Patel shoring up one end.Nothing, however, worked against Mendis and Mathews, who were untroubled on a pitch offering little in the way of sideways seam movement, although left-arm spinner Patel got the occasional delivery to bite and bounce.Mendis was the more fluent with some memorable drives down the ground before he brought up his sixth Test century shortly after tea when he pulled a short delivery from Neil Wagner fine for his 12th boundary.advertisementMathews achieved his ninth century about an hour before stumps when he drove Colin de Grandhomme through midwicket for his 11th boundary.He then proceeded to do some pushups mid-pitch — a potential riposte at the selectors who dropped him in September from the one day squad for fitness reasons.It was the third successive innings in New Zealand that Mathews has resurrected his side’s fortunes when staring at embarrassment.The 31-year-old top-scored with 83 in Sri Lanka’s first innings of 282 and combined with Dimuth Karunaratne for a 133-run partnership after they slumped to nine for three inside the first four overs.That innings followed on from his score of 128 not out in Sri Lanka’s only warmup game against an inexperienced New Zealand selection in Napier, when they had slumped to 104 for nine before he pushed them to 210 for nine declared.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chiefs shut door on Pogba (& others) saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chiefs have ruled out plans to sell Paul Pogba.The Telegraph says United have no plans of selling Pogba in the January transfer window or next summer.With relations with Jose Mourinho souring Pogba was tipped to return to Juventus when the transfer window opens next week, but the report claims Ed Woodward deems Pogba an integral part of his plans on and off the pitch.The report adds that United chiefs believe Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are the future of United’s attack.And of course for Woodward, there is Pogba’s huge commercial value to consider.
Sampdoria defender Andersen draws inspiration from Skriniarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria defender Joachim Andersen admits he’s drawing inspiration from Inter Milan stopper Milan Skriniar.The Dane welcomes comparisons with the former Samp defender.“I’ve read and heard these comparisons many times before, but they don’t bother me,” the Dane told Sky Sport Italia.“I’m my own person, even if I understand the comparisons because we’ve played for the same club at a young age and, like me, didn’t play at first.“Now he’s continuing to grow and becoming a great player. I hope to take the same route as him.“Giampaolo? I’ve learned a lot from him and I’m very happy that he’s my Coach. He’s one of the reasons I came here because I knew he was a great Coach.“He’s someone who really takes care of the smallest details. For me, that’s very important as a defender.“I don’t know what the future holds, I’m just thinking about doing my best. After that, of course it’s nice that other clubs are interested in me, but right now I’m only thinking about playing well for Samp, where I’m happy.“I like Italian football and Samp play great football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say