Swedish band Ghost will bring their theatrical brand of satanic pop metal back to North America this fall when the group embarks on a lengthy tour in support of their new album, Prequelle.While Ghost has historically been led by frontman Papa Emeritus, the upcoming tour will mark the band’s first outing with a “new” singer named Cardinal Copia. In reality, both Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia are alter egos of longtime frontman Tobias Forge, who leads the band through their choreographed “rituals” of accessible-yet-sacrilegious heavy metal.Ghost will kick off their North American outing—which they have dubbed A Pale Tour Named Death—on October 26th with a show at Tulsa, OK’s Cox Business Center Ballroom. The group will then swing through much of the United States and parts of Canada before wrapping up their run with a concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 15th. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public on June 15th, though a fan pre-sale will take place on June 12th.Ghost’s fourth album, Prequelle, was released on June 1st. If you aren’t familiar with the madness that is Ghost, check out the video below for an idea of what you can expect at one of their shows.Ghost – “Year Zero” Ghost Fall Tour Dates:October 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Center BallroomOctober 29 – Louisville, KY – Palace TheatreOctober 30 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat TheatreNovember 01 – Chicago, IL – Aragon BallroomNovember 02 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center – TheatreNovember 03 – Madison, WI – The SylveeNovember 04 – Ames, IA – Stephens AuditoriumNovember 06 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum TheaterNovember 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva AuditoriumNovember 09 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez TheatreNovember 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica TheatreNovember 12 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels TheatreNovember 13 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center TheaterNovember 15 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic CenterNovember 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The ForumNovember 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The JointNovember 19 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts CenterNovember 20 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert HallNovember 21 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum TheatreNovember 23 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney TheaterNovember 24 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason TheaterNovember 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd HallNovember 27 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts CenterNovember 29 – Mobile, AL – Saenger TheatreNovember 30 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy TheatreDecember 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida TheatreDecember 02 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens AuditoriumDecember 04 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy CenterDecember 05 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing ArtsDecember 07 – Laval, QC – Place BellDecember 08 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsDecember 10 – Baltimore, MD – The HippodromeDecember 11 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower TheaterDecember 13 – Albany, NY – Palace TheatreDecember 14 – Boston, MA – Wang TheatreDecember 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays CenterView All Tour Dates
by: Jared MillerApple Pay vs. Google Wallet: who’s going to come out on top? It’s a pretty trendy question right now. Several credit unions we’ve talked to are holding back on Apple Pay to make sure it’s going to take off. Google Wallet has been out for a couple of years now with little traffic, but it’s Google…the largest data company in the world. So, who will win as the main mobile wallet provider? We have a simple answer: both (plus others).Apple vs. Google: Seen It BeforeLet’s have a little history lesson to help put this into some context. Remember when the first shots were fired? Google became a real smartphone competitor to Apple, and the battle between Google Maps and Apple Maps began. Who won the map battle? Neither. The most common map application run on IOS smartphones is Apple Maps. The most common map application run on Androids is Google Maps. Sure, some users download Google Maps to their IOS, but it’s not the majority. Both found room to compete successfully. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details The general purpose of any presentation is either to inform, persuade, or motivate. For your benefit, it is imperative that you recognize the difference as you prepare to teach end-users about your latest product or service, pitch that product, or inspire future innovation. Defining your general purpose is the macro part of speech preparation. The next step is to determine the specific purpose, or the micro, which is the key point or takeaway you wish to impart upon your audience. This post, however, is focused on the macro because there is a catch to the general purpose rule. Whether your general purpose is to inform, to persuade, or to motivate, you must incorporate all three, and this is why:Speaking to informIf you truly want to impart knowledge, you must sell yourself to your audience. Information is much more valuable when it comes from a credible source. So, establish credibility early and often. Tell the audience through your self-introduction and show them through examples why you are both passionate about and an authority on the specific topic you are presenting. Be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is not only contagious, but also inspiring because it gets the adrenaline pumping. Also, whether your topic is dry or animated, you can find ways to add elements of humor, hope, and encouragement. People want to leave a presentation feeling good. Speaking to persuadeIf you are going to succeed in selling, you must arm your audience with the information they will need in order to make a wise decision. No one likes a pushy salesman. So, hold the call to action to the end. Speak with your audience, not at them, to gauge their level of knowledge about your topic, and then elicit feedback to show empathy. Empathy is engaging and it boosts your credibility. Show your audience you care about them and they will feel good, thus increasing the odds that your call to action will be met.Speaking to motivateSuccessful motivational speakers possess a great deal of empathy and they use it to inform and sell their inspiring message. As with any type of presentation, your job is to do more than enough research about your topic, your speaking situation and, of course, your audience. When delivering a motivational presentation, relating to the audience is crucial. Can you imagine being inspired by someone to whom you could not relate?In short, your general purpose is the overarching goal of your presentation. Identify the general purpose first in order to properly prepare and organize your presentation and ensure a smooth delivery. In my college and corporate public speaking courses, I spend an equal amount of time on the process of organization and the practice of delivery. I have chronicled my public speaking tips in a handy pocket reference called Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations. The ability to speak and present well differentiates professionals and, by extension, the organizations they represent. To varying degrees, each of your associates represents your organization. Make sure they are topnotch brand ambassadors.
Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich October 13, 2018 Officer Gaspich passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He died in the line of duty at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Saturday, October 13, 2018, until Officer Gaspich’s interment, Monday, October 15, 2018. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute. Flag Order, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag to fly at half-staff at the Capitol Complex and at all Commonwealth facilities in Cumberland County to honor Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The combative player had since been actively engaging in personal training back home in anticipation of securing visa and clearance to travel to China.And the time was due today (July 9) after Jiangsu Suning secured permission from Ghanaian authorities to fly Wakaso out with a private jet.Per Footy-Ghana.com’s understanding, the 29-year-old is the last of six foreign players set to arrive in Suning’s camp in Nanjing ahead of the start of the new season. Ghana’s Mubarak Wakaso is set to finally begin his career with Jiangsu Suning after jumping on a private jet to from Accra to Nanjing Thursday afternoon.The midfielder was signed by the Chinese Super League side from Deportivo Alaves during the January transfer window.But the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic which first emerged in China late 2019 prevented him from travelling to the country to join Jiangsu Suning for the start of the new season.Wakaso, however, was briefly with the team at a pre-season training camp in Dubai back in February before he headed to Ghana ahead of lockdown. The 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) season was slated to begin on February 22 but was forced to be postponed because of the raging COVID-19.Five months on, the CSL is now set to start on July 25 in an entirely new format.Suzhou, in south China’s Jiangsu Province, and Dalian, in the northern Liaoning Province, have been selected as two host cities to start the season which will be contested behind closed doors.The 16 teams have been divided into two groups, which will follow the traditional home-away round robin format, with the top four teams in each group moving into Final A and the bottom four falling into Final B.Wakaso’s Jiangsu Suning are housed in Group A alongside Dalian Pro, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, Guangzhou R&F, Henan Jianye, Shandong Luneng Taishan, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Shenzhen FCMeanwhile, Mubarak Wakaso and compatriot Frank Acheampong of Tianjin TEDA fame are the only Ghanaians registered for the start of the season. Source: Footy-Ghana.com
Rwanda took the lead in the 18th minute when Innocent Nshuti connected a Fitina Omborenga right cross to hit a low shot into the side netting.Daniel Lyanda put Tanzania on level terms ten minutes when he rose above the Rwandan defence to head in the equaliser.However substitute Abeddy Biramahire killed off any Tanzanian resistance when he scored the winning goals in the 65th minute to ensure Rwanda’s first win in the championships.Rwanda coach Antoine Hey has stated he is merely using the Cecafa Challenge Cup to prepare his experimental side for next month’s African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in Morocco, the competition that exclusively features players who play in the national championships and not abroad.Share on: WhatsApp Zanzibar national teamNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Zanzibar reached the semi-finals of the Cecafa Cup on Saturday after holding Kenya to a goalless draw in their Cecafa Cup Group A clash in Machakos.Both teams missed opportunities to collect three points, with the hosts having the dominant possession for the better of match but they could not break down the Zanzibari defence.Zanzibar became the first team to reach the semi-finals, with a seven-point total.Kenya occupy second spot on five points, and must now beat bottom team Tanzania on Monday to reach the last four.Three-time winners Tanzania were knocked out of contention when they lost 2-1 to Rwanda in the early Group A match played at the same venue.
FILE PHOTOLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chris Froome said Monday he is “confident” of progress in a probe into his adverse doping test as the British rider prepares for his first race of the season at this month’s Ruta del Sol.Froome will be part of Team Sky’s line-up for the five-day stage race in Andalusia, southern Spain, which runs from February 14 to 18.Froome and his Team Sky revealed in December that the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a Espana, which he won for the first time in September.Although salbutamol is permitted in certain doses, the four-time Tour de France winner gave a urine reading of twice the allowed limit.However, as the medication can be taken legally, Froome was not suspended by cycling’s governing body the UCI but merely asked to explain the elevated reading.Team Sky said in December they were providing information to the UCI over the matter and confirmed in a statement on Monday that the process was ongoing.“I’m confident that we will be able to get to the bottom of what has happened and I’m working hard with the team to do that,” Froome said in the statement on the team’s website.“Obviously I understand that this situation has created a lot of uncertainty. I completely get why there has been so much interest and speculation.“I hope that people will appreciate there are limits to what I can say whilst the process is still ongoing but no one is keener than me to move things forward as quickly as possible.”Team principal Dave Brailsford said: “We all recognise that these are difficult circumstances but it’s important for all sides that this process is conducted fairly before a final conclusion is reached. “It is a complex situation but we’re working as hard as we can with Chris to resolve things as soon as possible.”– Ruta win –Froome, who will line up in Spain after spending the early part of the year training in South Africa, last raced the Ruta del Sol in 2015, when he took overall victory and picked up a stage win along the way.“I have put in a hard training block in January,” said Froome. “It’s been good to be out on my bike and to get the miles under my belt.“It’s been a couple of years now since I was last at Ruta del Sol. It’s a race I’ve enjoyed in the past and so I’m looking forward to going back there.”Last week the British rider strongly denied a newspaper report that he is seeking to negotiate a short ban rather than fight to prove his innocence over the adverse test.UCI chief David Lappartient said earlier this month that Froome should be suspended over the adverse test and some of the rider’s main rivals have hit out at cycling authorities for failing to ban him.In 2016 the Russian hacking group Fancy Bears revealed that British rider and former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins had received three therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) during his career at crucial moments — before the Tour in 2011 and 2012 and the Giro d’Italia in 2013.Wiggins said he needed to take the corticosteroid triamcinolone to treat allergies but some ex-cyclists have spoken out against that, saying it would have given him a significant performance boost.Share on: WhatsApp
Yellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old Florida girl into the air when the animal charged a group of about 50 tourists on Monday.Park officials say the incident occurred after some of the tourists came within 5 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) of the animal over an estimated 20 minute time frame.The Odessa, Florida, girl was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge by her family for treatment by emergency personnel.The Old Faithful Lodge is considered a historical landmark and popular hotel in the midwest.She was later taken to a clinic and released.The extent of the young girl’s injuries has not been disclosed.According to reports, tourists injuries by bison and other wildlife occur regularly in Yellowstone, which gets about 4 million visitors yearly.
14 Jul 2012 England boys finish fourth after losing to Germany England finished fourth in the European Boys Team Championships in Sweden after losing 4-3 to Germany in the third-place contest on the final day. Once again, the morning foursomes were shared, England winning a tight game with Max Orrin and Patrick Kelly securing a 1-hole victory over Dominic Pietzsch and Alexander Matlari. But Toby Tree and Ashton Turner were on the wrong end of a 4&2 scoreline against Dominic Foos and Maximilian Mehles. However, the Germans edged the singles 3-2 after taking the top game when Matlari beat Tree 4&3. England fought back with two big 6&4 wins, Orrin continuing his good form in overcoming Mehles, while Turner repeated the scoreline against Marcel Ohorn. But the Germans took the other two games, Pietzsch beating Nick Marsh 2&1 while Matthew Fitzpatrick lost by 2-holes to Foos. Over the week, Tree was England’s busiest and most successful player with four points from six games, while Turner gained three from five outings. The title was won by hosts Sweden who beat Italy 5-2 in the final. (Image of Max Orrin © Tom Ward)
Facebook42Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMeet Mya! This beautiful dog has had a rough start in life but she is now in the loving environment of Adopt-A-Pet. She has spent all of her life tethered to a 30 foot runner, so imagine her joy at being able to run free for the first time at the Shelter.As you can see, Mya is showing her lovely PitBull smile. Mya is very sweet and friendly with a beautiful fawn and white coloring. She’s never been around children but has lived around cats. She needs to have a very patient and consistent family who will work on leash and basic commands with her. This girl deserves to feel loved and be spoiled. If you have it in your heart to give her a loving home, please come and meet her.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, visit [email protected] or 360-432-3091.