Paul McCartney Tells Tale Of Young Love, Invites Young Heroine Onstage To Dance In New “Back In Brazil” Music Video [Watch]

first_imgOn Sunday, Paul McCartney shared a new music video for “Back In Brazil”, the eleventh track on his newly released eighteenth solo LP, Egypt Station.As Billboard notes, the theatrical video tells a tropical love story set in Sao Paolo, Brazil, following protagonist Yasmin as she goes about her daily life in the city. She meets a young man named Zach, falls in love, and invites him to be her date to the Paul McCartney concert, with the narrative unfolding along the lines of the song’s lyrics. When Zach has to cancel their date, a disappointed Yasmin ends up going to see the show alone, but her night turns around when the former Beatle brings her up onstage to dance with him. After the show, she joins back up with Zach, and the two walk off together, holding hands.You can watch the dream-like new video for “Back In Brazil” below:Paul McCartney – “Back In Brazil” [Official Music Video][Video: PAUL McCARTNEY]Egypt Station has proven to be Paul McCartney’s most commercially successful release in years. Yesterday, Billboard announced that Sir Paul’s new record had reached the #1 spot on their newest Billboard 200 chart, which will be officially published on the Billboard website on Tuesday, September 18th.On the day Egypt Station was released, McCartney celebrated by throwing a “secret” performance at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. You can watch a full video of the performance here.You can stream Paul McCartney’s new studio album, Egypt Station, below in full via Spotify.Paul McCartney – Egypt Station – Full AlbumPaul McCartney is preparing to hit the road in support of Egypt Station with the ‘Freshen Up’ Tour. See below for a list of already-announced North American dates. For more information, head to McCartney’s website.Paul McCartney Upcoming North American ‘Freshen Up’ Tour DatesSeptember 17: Quebec City, QC – the Videotron CentreSeptember 20: Montreal, QC – Bell CentreSeptember 28: Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS PlaceSeptember 30: Edmonton, AB – Rogers PlaceMay 23: New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King ArenaMay 27: Raleigh, NC – PNC ArenaMay 30: Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness ArenaJune 1: Lexington, KY – Rupp ArenaJune 3: Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial ColiseumJune 6: Madison, WI – Kohl CenterJune 11: Moline, IL – Taxslayer CenterJune 26: Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick ResortView Tour Dates[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Jesse Lingard explains how his role at Manchester United has changed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_imgJesse Lingard explains how his role at Manchester United has changed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still unbeaten as Manchester United manager (Getty Images)Speaking to Squawka, he said: ‘It’s a different role – it’s like a false nine I would say. It’s an enjoyable role as you’re free most times.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can hit teams on the counter-attack fast and you always have a player either side of you so it’s perfect for me. You’re closer to the goal, you’re going to get more opportunities to score and help the team.‘Mike [Phelan] and Kieran [McKenna] take a lot of the tactics and they’ve been great. Everyone has really taken to Ole and Mike and we’re enjoying life at the moment.’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 CityMarcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have taken most of the plaudits for United’s upturn in form since Solskjaer was appointed but Lingard has also been an integral part of his plans too, starting all but two of the Norwegian’s ten games in charge.The England international seems to be flourishing under Solskjaer and appeared to take a dig at his former manager Jose Mourinho by saying: ‘We are back to winning ways now and that’s the way it should be.‘Ole has been great since he has come in and he has got the lads working hard. He has got his structure and organisation in the team. We are back to our football and winning games.’United are still unbeaten under their caretaker manager winning nine of their ten games and drawing the other to Burnley and that form has propelled them back into top-four contention with only two points separating them from fourth place Chelsea.They face Fulham at Craven Cottage in the early kick-off on Saturday.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 Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 10:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Jesse Lingard was on the scoresheet as Manchester United beat Arsenal at the Emirates (Getty Images)Jesse Lingard has admitted that he is enjoying playing in a new false 9 role for Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The 26-year-old has been one of United’s most impressive performers since Solskjaer took charge, scoring three goals and providing two assists in nine games.One of those goals came during United’s impressive 3-1 FA Cup win over Arsenal at the Emirates in a performance characterised by United’s counter-attacking threat with Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial also getting on the scoresheet.Solskjaer has placed a big emphasis on counter-attacking during his time in charge and Lingard feels that style of play is perfectly suited to him as he has a greater license to get into dangerous attacking positions.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Ophir: SE Asia assets deliver ahead of expectations

first_imgFurthermore, the company said that during the year it continued to make progress towards “rationalizing” the wider frontier exploration portfolio.Capital expenditure is expected to be approximately $150 million assuming various farm-outs are closed successfully.“A series of commercial agreements are under negotiation which, if successful, will reduce forecast exploration spend significantly in 2019 as well as reduce the future exploration commitment spend from its current level,” Ophir said.“The majority of the spending for 2019 (approximately $110 million) is development and production expenditure focused on growing our production and cash flow, including both Bualuang and Madura (Meliwis development). The balance of spend is provided for exploration, predominantly exploration commitments as the company manages its exit from its deep water portfolio. The company is seeking to reduce those commitments further where possible,” the company said.As for the abovementioned relocation, Ophir on Tuesday said that the move would yield “further significant costs savings during the coming year.”Ophir briefly mentioned the Block R in E. Guinea which it recently lost after years of delays with Fortuna FLNG development there.The CEO said: “As we announced on 5 January, the Block R license in Equatorial Guinea has not been extended.  We are in negotiations to rationalize parts of our frontier exploration portfolio with the potential to not only bring in cash, but also importantly reduce our future exploration capital commitments and further improve our liquidity position.  We remain mindful of the potential value of our gas assets in Tanzania, notwithstanding the uncertainty over timing for their development.”In its  Operations and Trading Update on Tuesday, Ophir did not provide any update on the status of its dealings with Medco. To remind, the company’s board on Monday rejected Medco’s potential bid of 48.5 pence a share as not good enough.Offshore Energy Today Staff London-based oil explorer Ophir Energy is planning to move its corporate functions from London to Southeast Asia as its assets in the region have delivered above expectations.Ophir, which plans to complete the move by September 2019, on Tuesday said South East Asian including fields it had bought from Santos last year, would help it generate “significant free cashflow.”The company, pursued as a takeover target by Indonesia’s Medco, said the acquisition of interests in the Madura and Sampang PSCs (Indonesia) and Block 12W (Vietnam) from Santos for $205 million materially increased production and cash flow. These assets, Ophir said, have performed better than expected with the assets returning cash flow of approximately $110 million in full-year 2018, representing approximately half the initial purchase price.Alan Booth, Interim CEO of Ophir, said: “With the successful integration of the Santos South East Asian assets, Ophir has significantly strengthened its production and development portfolio. We are now well positioned to generate significant free cash flow going forward. Our underlying business and balance sheet remain robust.Booth said:”…We are building a company with increasing cash generation and declining risk capital expenditure. Our future investment decisions will continue to focus on maximizing returns to shareholders.“Ophir said its daily production in 2018 averaged 29,700 boepd, 8% ahead of guidance with Madura, Sampang and Block 12W contributing 18,000 boepd.Despite the higher than expected production, looking ahead, Ophir expects daily production for 2019 to be in line with previous guidance at 25,000 boepd.Rationalizing exploration portfolio to lower capexlast_img read more

Police Body Cam Video of Rayshard Brooks’ Shooting Released

first_imgWARNING: Video contains disturbing images and sound. Viewer discretion is advised.Atlanda, Georgia — The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office says the 27-year-old black man shot and killed by police in Atlanta on Friday, Rayshard Brooks’ death was a homicide.Brooks was shot twice in the back during an altercation with two officers who were trying to arrest him for DUI in a Wendy’s parking lot.The whole thing started with Brooks falling asleep in his car in the drive-through line at Wendy’s. The police were called, administered a sobriety test and then things escalated when they tried to make an arrest.Video from the scene shows Brooks in a scuffle with the arresting officers who attempt to us a TASER on him. Somehow Brooks got ahold of the stun gun and threw a punch at another officer before bolting. The officer’s pursued him and one officer fired his weapon when Brooks turned around and aimed the TASER at him.The Wendy’s where the shooting occurred was burned to the ground during protests Saturday night.“RIP Rayshard” is spray painted on a sign as as flames engulf a Wendy’s restaurant during protests Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Atlanta. The restaurant was where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police Friday evening following a struggle in the restaurant’s drive-thru line. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Also in the aftermath, one officer was fired and the police chief resigned. The terminated officer was identified as Garrett Rolfe, who was hired in October 2013, according to Atlanta Police Department Sergeant John Chafee. In addition to his wife, Brooks leaves behind three daughters and a step son.last_img read more

Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Kaitlin also performed very well and had a clean routine as well,” said Ortega, who sees a bright future for Philippine gymnastics with De Guzman in the fold.“We are very happy to have her with the team,” said Ortega of De Guzman, who only had one month to train with the team. “And she jibes well with the team like she’s been part of it for a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver Kaitlin de Guzman bags the silver medal in floor exercises in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEAG Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Going for gold in her pet floor exercise, Kaitlin de Guzman ran into a Malaysian gymnastic icon Wednesday here in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old novice, daughter of a former SEA Games champion, ended up settling for silver against Malaysian Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, the very popular defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT READ: More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes“I knew it was gonna be tough because she (Hadi) had a high-start value and which she executed cleanly,” said women’s artistic gymnastics team coach Jasmin Ortega of the Malaysian, whose face is splashed on LRT and MRT lines all over this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Hadi won the event two years ago in Singapore and came into the finals at MITEC Hall as the prohibitive favorite for the gold.READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal What’s in store for your animal sign this year View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

New South African telescope to promote the sciences

first_img21 August 2015Exploring the mysteries of the universe – and the awe we have for it – has been brought one step closer following the installation of a state-of-the-art telescope on North West University’s Mahikeng campus.Professor Thebe Medupe, who is in charge of the Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory, said that while the telescope was only 40cm in diameter, it would not only benefit students at the university, but would also have a profound impact on the lives of South Africans.The observatory was unveiled on August 1. There are four interesting things about this device:• It will be used to create more interest in science and technology.Medupe said it was critical that the telescope be used for community outreach. “We have a shortage of people in science. Given the fact that it is in a semi-rural area [in Mahikeng], the appeal of the telescope is very important in drawing people, and making them interested in science and technology.”• Members of the public are able to gaze into the heavens.Medupe said at least two sessions had already been held, at which people were able to get up close with the moon, as well as planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Venus, with the help of a guide. More sessions would be held.• It helps to scratch humanity’s existential itch.“It appeals to all members of the public. Looking through the telescope helps deal with questions that people ask themselves, like ‘where did we come from and where are we going’. Astronomy deals with those questions,” Medupe said.• University students and school pupils will be able to look through it, from anywhere in the country, through a camera on the telescope.“This is very innovative,” Medupe said. “Once it is fully set-up, with our permission, you will be able to steer the telescope remotely to observe what you want to observe.”The observatory wanted to collaborate with schools around the country for sessions with the telescope, as well as to use it to assist physics students in institutions such as the University of Venda and the University of Zululand.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Dalit hacked to death by ‘upper caste in-laws’ in Gujarat

first_imgIn yet another case of killing of Dalits by upper caste people in Gujarat, a 25-year-old Dalit was killed, allegedly by his upper caste in-laws in Varmor village of Ahmedabad district on Monday last.According to the Ahmedabad district police, Haresh Kumar Solanki was hacked to death by eight men outside his wife Urmila Zala’s house in the presence of a women’s helpline team that was attempting to negotiate with her.So far, none of the eight accused who have been named in the FIR have been arrested and Urmila’s father, Dashrathsinh Zala, has been named the prime accused.Solanki, from Gandhidham in Kutch, married Urmila, belonging to the Rajput community, almost six months ago but her parents had brought her back to their village near Ahmedabad in May.Urmila, who is two months pregnant, was missing, said police.“Condemn the brutal killing of Hareshbhai Solanki. Caste violence and killings are not a part of Gujarati culture. These developments are alien to our state & reflect the failure of the government to curb anti social activities in Gujarat,” veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel said on Twitter reacting on the incident.In June, a Dalit deputy sarpanch was killed in a village in Saurashtra region, allegedly by a group of men from upper castes.last_img read more

Foreign cricketers hope to cash in on the cricket craze in India

first_imgSteve WaughWith five months to go for the World Cup, many foreign cricketers are hoping to leap over the home market barrier and cash in on the cricket craze in India.An early player in this is Australian Test captain Steve Waugh who has signed a deal with MRF. His bat,Steve WaughWith five months to go for the World Cup, many foreign cricketers are hoping to leap over the home market barrier and cash in on the cricket craze in India.An early player in this is Australian Test captain Steve Waugh who has signed a deal with MRF. His bat carries its sticker. Foreign players usually feature in ads when they are playing in India but in Waugh’s case his popularity is seen as more widespread and deep-rooted.Says Jeet Banerjee, CEO of Gameplan, a Kolkata-based sports marketing company: “More and more international cricketers are coming to India for advertising.”Waugh’s compatriot Brett Lee is negotiating for an endorsement of Kingfisher through his manager Sporting Frontiers while Sri Lanka’s Muthiah Muralitharan came for a scouting mission-cum-coaching clinic earlier in the year.Australian Shane Warne has also indicated keenness. A foreign star, no matter what his cricketing ability, comes cheap-usually a quarter of a frontline Indian name.The ratio of match fees to endorsements is 90:10 overseas and closer to 40:60 in India. Outside of India, Australia is the biggest cricket market with its highest earner being vice-captain Adam Gilchrist.His endorsements include fork-lift trucks and air conditioners earning him $1.1 million (Rs 5.3 crore) a year. England’s top- earner is skipper Nasser Hussain whose annual earnings are $750,000 (Rs3.63crore).last_img read more