Neon Trees will celebrate the release of their new studio album, Pop Psychology, with a massive North American headline tour. The outing will kick off at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium on May 12 and include performances at The Wiltern in Los Angeles (June 14), The Complex in Salt Lake City (June 16), and New York City’s Central Park SummerStage (July 7). Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat will open. Tickets for Central Park SummerStage will go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 11am through www.ticketmaster.com.NEON TREES SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATESSmallpools and Nightmare and the Cat supporting on all dates5/12 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium5/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE5/16 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues5/19 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva5/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National5/22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore5/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle5/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre5/25 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues5/27 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live5/28 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor5/29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution6/1 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues6/2 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek6/4 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre6/5 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan6/9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre6/10 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory6/11 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory6/13 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory6/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern6/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex6/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre6/21 – Louisville, KY @ Fourth Street Live!6/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue6/24 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre6/29 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore6/30 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall7/1 – Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork7/3 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre7/4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre7/7 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage7/10 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Toyota Presents7/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live7/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Heightened concerns about possible the risk of Ebola transmission from the semen of male survivors prompted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to revise its advice about the disease yesterday, while World Health Organization (WHO) today said early tests have found no infectious disease link to a mysterious illness cluster in the country’s Ondo state.In the outbreak region, a few more Ebola infections and deaths have been reported, lifting the overall total to 25,863 infections, 10,715 of them fatal, the WHO said today. The numbers reflect 8 more illnesses and 13 deaths than the WHO’s previous update on Apr 17.CDC tweaks sexual activity guidanceFor past Ebola outbreaks, some medical literature reports documented traces of the Ebola virus in the semen of male survivors, even after the virus has cleared from the bloodstream, which led to recommendations that survivors should abstain or take precautions in the 3 months after recovery. However, sexual transmission was strongly suspected as the source of exposure in Liberia’s most recent case-patient, a 44-year-old Monrovia woman who died from her infection in late March.That event, and a report last week of evidence of Ebola virus in the semen of a Liberian man 6 months after recovery, have renewed concerns about the sexual transmission route and has health groups modifying their advice for survivors until more information is known.The WHO is urging survivors to take extra precautions until more research questions can be answered, such as whether the Liberian man’s findings were an anomaly or if seminal fluid can be infectious for longer periods. It said that, as an extra precaution, survivors should consider proper use of condoms for all sexual acts beyond the 3-month period until more is known.Yesterday’s updated guidance from the CDC says scientists know that Ebola can stay in semen even after recovery and are doing studies to see if Ebola can be spread through sex. It said that, for now, sexual transmission can’t be ruled out, and that survivors should not have sex (oral, vaginal, or anal) until more information is known. “Those who do have sex should use a condom correctly and consistently every time they have sex,” the CDC said.Infectious disease ruled out in NigeriaIn other developments, rumors have been swirling for the past week about a possible Ebola or other infectious disease link to a spate of illnesses and deaths in southwestern Nigeria’s Ondo state, according to infectious disease news message boards and blogs that have been monitoring media reports and other outlets.The WHO’s regional office for Africa said today in a statement, citing Nigeria’s health ministry, that rumors are false that an unidentified disease outbreak is behind 24 illnesses, 15 of them fatal, since Apr 15 in two Ondo state communities.At a press briefing today in Abuja, health minister Fidelis Nwankwo said Nigerian health officials and their partners from the WHO were deployed to the Ondo city of Irele on Apr 15 to investigate rumors about an unidentified disease outbreak.He said preliminary epidemiologic and laboratory investigations found no infectious disease link, but findings so far reveal a strong link to drinking gin that has been contaminated with methanol. Nwankwo said further lab studies are under way.The illnesses affected men ages 20 to 75 years old, and 71% of them had a history of consuming locally made gin and were farmers, according to the WHO statement. Symptoms included sudden blurred vision, headache, and loss of consciousness, followed by death, within 24 hours of getting sick.A Nigerian media story picked up by ProMED Mail on Apr 19 reported that Ebola Alert, a group of health professional volunteers who assisted with the Ebola outbreak, said tests on samples from victims were sent to a lab in Lagos, where they tested negative for Ebola and five other diseases: yellow fever, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, dengue, and West Nile disease. ProMED Mail is the online reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.See also: Apr 20 WHO Ebola updateApr 19 updated CDC background on Ebola transmissionApr 15 CIDRAP News story “Challenges in Guinea spur increase in Ebola cases”Apr 20 WHO Africa regional office statementApr 16 FluTrackers thread on Nigeria illnesses and deathsApr 19 ProMED Mail post
“Sa akin naman ang ine-aim ko na lang ngayon, makatulong ako sa team in my own little way at ma-experience ko ‘yung grand slam, then okay nan,” concluded the former St. Francis of Assisi College standout. On the part of KaTropa, Harvey Carey has the most rings with seven, Ryan Reyes, Kelly Williams, Jayson Castro and David Semerad have six each, while Brian Heruela have four. Curiously, all of Semerad and Heruela’s titles were won at Beermen. Anthony Washington has three PBA rings, two when he was still with Beermen, Ilonggo Ken Bono has two while Celedonio Trollano and Yousef Taha have one PBA title apiece. Aside from Yancy De Ocampo who won six rings with the Beermen, four with the Mixers and one with KaTropa, several members of the Beermen’s roster have multiple championships. The Beermen has already done the first step after ruling the Philippine Cup in May and is now close to the second with the SMB reaching the 2019 Honda PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals against the TNT KaTropa. *** De Ocampo knew he is close to the end with his playing time heavily diminished at the Beermen camp with the entry of June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger and Kelly Nabong. Ilonggo Ronald Tubid, Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot have eight PBA championships each while five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter and Chris Ross have seven each. De Ocampo could have achieved that feat way back in 2014 at the Magnolia Hotshots (then San Mig Coffee Mixers) but he was traded just before the start of the Governors’ Cup, which the Mixers ruled to complete the Grand Slam. “Wala man akong playing time, okay lang as long as nananalo. Moral support tayo. Sobrang blessed lang talaga,” said De Ocampo, who did not saw action at all in the ongoing conference due to an injury. “Sabi ko dati pag naka-Grand Slam na ako, magre-retire na ako. Sana this year, sana mangyari na yun,” said De Ocampo, the top overall pick during the 2002 PBA Rookie Draft. The 39-year-old De Ocampo admitted he has nothing to ask for in his PBA career after winning 11 PBA championships (most by any active PBA player) but being part of a Grand Slam team will be a good exit. VETERAN center Yancy de Ocampo has one wish before ending his 17-year professional basketball career — for the San Miguel Beermen to complete the Grand Slam in the 2019 PBA Season. “Malaki ‘yung possibility na mangyari ang grand slam pero depende sa performance ng team. Oo, powerhouse ‘yung team pero nandoon lagi ang tendency mag-relax,” he added. “Minsan masyadong kumportable ang players sa isa’t isa. ‘Yun ang weakness namin, he said. “Pero once kailangang kailangan namin ang panalo, nagkakataon naman na nao-overcome namin ‘yung struggles.” Matthew Ganuelas-Rosser and John Billy Mamaril have four each, Chico Lanete, Louie Vigil and Von Pessumal have two apiece, while Terrence Romeo, Christian Standhardinger, Kelly Nabong, and Ilonggo Paul Zamar have one each. No PBA rings so far from the KaTropa’s camp were Gilas Pilipinas mainstays Roger Pogoy and Jeth Troy Rosario, Anthony Semerad, Frank Golla, Marion Magat, and Jan Karlo Casino./PN
First Published: 24th June, 2020 10:57 IST Also Read | Bubba Wallace noose incident: Wallace’s Girlfriend Posts Heartfelt Message(Image Credits: Bubba Wallace Instagram Handle, Sonoma Raceway Official Website) FOLLOW US LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Sujay Chakraborty Last Updated: 24th June, 2020 10:57 IST Bubba Wallace Noose Incident: Another Noose Disgustingly Discovered At Sonoma Raceway Bubba Wallace noose incident: Apparently another noose has been discovered at Sonoma Raceway in California. Local authorities are investigating the incident. Written By Just days after a noose was found hanging in the NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama, apparently another noose has been discovered at Sonoma Raceway in California. Sonoma Raceway GM and Track President, Steven Page confirmed the news on Monday stating a noose was found at the facility over the weekend. It was a piece of twine tied to look like a noose, which was found on a tree at the Raceway. Also Read | Bubba Wallace Noose Incident NOT A Bubba Wallace Hoax Despite Online Speculation Suggesting OtherwiseNoose found at Sonoma Raceway: Similar to Bubba Wallace noose incident?“On Saturday, a Sonoma Raceway staff member discovered a piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose hanging from a tree on raceway property,” a statement from Steven Page read. “Our staff, on-site business tenants and local law enforcement have been contacted and asked to share any information they may have.” The statement also noted that the incident is being investigated by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. “Sonoma Raceway takes this incident very seriously and is dedicated to operating a facility that is welcoming to everyone,” the statement added. Sonoma Raceway is known for hosting NASCAR Cup Series races. It hosts the Toyota/Save Mart 350 event annually. This year’s event was moved to Charlotte Motor Speedway due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read | Bubba Wallace Hoax? No Charges In Bubba Wallace Noose IncidentSpeaking to NBC Sport, Steven Page said he was disgusted to see a noose being found on the property. Page said the employees of the raceway are very upset after the incident. As per reports, the Sheriff’s department will charge the perpetrator will ‘hate crime’ for his racist attack. The identity of the person who placed the noose on the property remains unknown. Meanwhile, according to the latest media reports about the ‘Bubba Wallace noose incident,’ no charges have been filed in the incident. The NASCAR investigation, as well as the investigation from the FBI, determined that the noose was in Garage No. 4 of Talladega Superspeedway since October 2019. The authorities further said nobody could have known Bubba Wallace would be assigned the same garage where the noose has been hanging for eight months now. Also Read | NASCAR Drivers Rally Around Bubba Wallace After Noose Was Found In Racer’s GarageThe video evidence during the NASCAR Investigation into the ‘Bubba Wallace noose incident’ confirmed that the noose was hanging in the garage from as early as October last year. “Richard Petty Motorsports fully cooperated with NASCAR and authorities as they conducted an investigation into the situation,” a statement from Richard Petty Motorsports read. “As a result of further investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it was found that the item was not directed towards Wallace or members of the team. No member of Richard Petty Motorsports nor Wallace had any involvement with the presence of the rope.”
DENVER – Tom Brady threw a costly interception. Adam Vinatieri missed a big kick. Troy Brown muffed a fourth-quarter punt. With the Patriots unable to rely on their most reliable players, New England’s two-year reign as NFL champion ended Saturday night with a 27-13 loss to the opportunistic Denver Broncos. Mike Anderson scored on a 1-yard run on the next play. Denver led 10-6 when the Patriots appealed in vain to the officials. Brady, MVP of the Patriots’ first two Super Bowl victories, had led them from their 22 to the Broncos 5 late in the third quarter with a chance to go ahead. But on third down with strong safety Nick Ferguson charging at him, Brady passed toward Brown in the right front corner of the end zone. Champ Bailey intercepted and raced down the sideline. Tight end Benjamin Watson chased him and finally knocked him out of bounds at the Patriots 1. The ball flew out of bounds. The Patriots challenged, contending the ball crossed the goal line before it sailed over the sideline. That would have made it a touchback, giving the Patriots the ball at their 20, but the original call was upheld. On the next play, Anderson scored on another 1-yard run for a 17-6 lead. But Brady, who has led the Patriots to 21 victories after they trailed or were tied in the fourth quarter, rekindled their hopes. He took them from their 38 to a third-and-4 at the Broncos 25. On the next play, Brown got behind his defender on the left side near the goal line, but Brady overthrew him. Then Vinatieri, whose last-minute field goals were the difference in two of three Super Bowl wins over the past four years, missed from 43 yards. Brady, now 10-1 in the playoffs, and the Patriots are heading into their longest off-season in three years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“It’s hard to win when you give the ball away,” Belichick said. One week after the Patriots set a league mark with their 10th consecutive postseason win, they bore little resemblance to the teams that put the streak together. “It’s disappointing when you look back at the game and you realize how many points we just laid up on a silver platter,” Brady said. “You’re never going to win when you do that, especially on the road.” An early sign that this would not be their night came when Kevin Faulk fumbled the ball away at the New England 40-yard line. On the next play, Jake Plummer lofted a pass to the left side of the end zone. Cornerback Asante Samuel had inside position and made contact with Ashley Lelie. The wide receiver had his right hand on Samuel’s left shoulder and the ball sailed over both. But a late flag was thrown for defensive pass interference. The Patriots lost three fumbles, two interceptions and a pivotal replay challenge. All that proved to be more than clever coach Bill Belichick and his staff could overcome. Now, New England won’t get the NFL record it wanted – three consecutive Super Bowl titles.