Lauryn Hill, Andra Day, The Roots Perform Stunning Nina Simone Medley At Rock Hall Induction [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class–including Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and The Cars–at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor.Other than special “Early Influencer” inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe, none of the 2018 inductees date back farther than Nina Simone, who was born in 1933 and passed away more than a decade ago. The legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist’s work continues to be directly referenced and reimagined in modern music by everyone from Michael Buble to Kanye West, though until this year she had somehow not been nominated since her first year of eligibility in ’86. Simone was inducted in a speech by Mary J. Blige.To honor Simone’s induction and legacy, the best backing band in the business–The Roots–held down the stage as modern-day vocal powerhouses Andra Day and Lauryn Hill each performed multiple selections from Nina’s extensive catalog, from hopeful anthems like “Feeling Good” to emotionally fraught protest songs like “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”.Nina Simone’s music and the societal weight it carried had a profound impact on Andra Day, as it did on virtually every vocalist who followed her–particularly due to its socially conscious nature. Speaking of iconic Simone protest song “Mississippi Goddamn“, Day told in a 2017 interview, “It was a fight song for NinaIt ended up being an incredible anthem. She really rebelled against people who advised her against doing music like that. She was willing to say what was important at the time to the detriment of her own career. To me, that’s the definition of an artist.”Below, you can watch videos of Andra Day and Lauryn Hill paying tribute to the late, great Nina Simone at her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:The Roots, Andra Day – Nina Simone Tribute -“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Roots, Andra Day – Nina Simone Tribute – “I Put A Spell On You” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Roots, Lauryn Hill – Nina Simone Tribute – “Ne Me Quitte Pas”, “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair”, “Feeling Good” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final draw against Manchester City

first_imgAdvertisement Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola will come face-to-face again at Wembley next month (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is relishing the chance to take on holders Manchester City for a place in the FA Cup final but admits Arsenal have a ‘tricky’ test in front of them at Wembley. The Spaniard spent three-and-a-half years as Pep Guardiola’s assistant before leaving City for his first senior role in management at Arsenal following Unai Emery’s dismissal back in December.Earlier this month, it was a case of master triumphing over apprentice as Guardiola’s men swept Arsenal aside with a comprehensive 3-0 victory in the Premier League. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Jun 2020 2:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link765Shares City are looking to defend their 2019 crown (Picture: Getty)Arteta claims back-to-back victories away to Southampton and Sheffield United in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively have significantly lifted the mood within Arsenal’s squad.‘After winning it always much more positive and happy,’ he added.‘We had a really difficult start in terms of the fixtures, playing four games away from home. It was always going to be a challenge.‘I’m happy to win the last ones and obviously the mood around the camp is much better.’ Advertisement Comment Arsenal will look to win their third match on the bounce when they face Norwich (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s clash with bottom-placed Norwich on Wednesday night will be their first at home since the restart and Arteta is relieved to be back playing at the Emirates. He said: ‘We really want to play at home, that’s where we enjoy [playing] more. ‘But obviously, not having the fans is a tremendous disadvantage. ‘We want to give them happy moments and enjoyment and at the moment we cannot do that just on TV but it’s what we have at the moment.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAsked whether Arsenal need to beat Norwich to maintain their Champions League hopes, Arteta responded: ‘Every game is going to be a must-win game from now because we have a few teams ahead of us so the margin for error is minimal. ‘At home we have to be very strong if we have any chance of finishing in European places.’Which team will progress through to the FA Cup final?Arsenal0%Manchester City0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals his stance over William Saliba playing in French cup finalMORE: Ray Parlour sends warning to Matteo Guendouzi amid Arsenal exit rumours City comfortably beat Arsenal at the Etihad earlier this month (Picture: Getty)Arteta is desperate for an improved performance when the two sides meet again in just over three weeks’ time and knows his team have to start beating the best if they are to begin competing for trophies.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe winners of that semi-final will take on either Chelsea or Manchester United on May 23.‘We [he and Guardiola] have spoken a few times in recent weeks,’ the Arsenal head coach said at his press conference on Tuesday.‘Facing them in the semi-final is tricky but if you want to win the title you have to beat the best teams.‘He’s a person who I have huge respect for. ‘When I want advice, he’s always willing to help.’ Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final draw against Manchester Citylast_img read more

BLOG: Medical Marijuana Bill Passes, Governor Wolf Prepared to Sign SB 3 into Law (ROUND-UP)

first_imgBLOG: Medical Marijuana Bill Passes, Governor Wolf Prepared to Sign SB 3 into Law (ROUND-UP) SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 14, 2016 Medical Marijuana,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House passed SB3, answering the Governor Wolf’s call to send the medical marijuana legalization bill to his desk. The Governor is proud to sign this bill, which will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could benefit from this treatment.Members of both parties in the House and Senate have at last come together to help patients who have run out of medical options and thousands of advocates have fought tirelessly for this cause.“Today the House passed SB3, sending the medical marijuana legalization bill to my desk. I am proud and excited to sign this bill that will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could benefit from this treatment. I applaud members of both parties in the House and Senate who have come together to help patients who have run out of medical options and want to thank the thousands of advocates who have fought tirelessly for this cause. I have met with patients and families, held roundtables, and urged action on this legislation since taking office, and it is encouraging that the hard work of these families has resulted in historic legislation.”The Governor is scheduled to sign the bill into law at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 17, 2016.As Governor Wolf prepares to sign this historic legislation into law, take a look at the additional coverage Marijuana as medicine is coming to PennsylvaniaGov. Wolf, who has always supported the initiative, said he would sign the bill into law Sunday in the Capitol Rotunda. Pennsylvania will become the 24th state to approve medical cannabis. The 149-46 vote followed a whirlwind legislative session and the near-collapse of the bill – which passed the Senate earlier this year but was revised by the House, tweaked by the Senate, and again returned to the House.The Morning Call: Pennsylvania lawmakers OK medical marijuanaPennsylvania will become the 24th state to legalize marijuana for people suffering from various diseases, ailments and terminal illness. A 149-46 vote in the Republican-controlled House came at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday after less than an hour of debate. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to sign the measure into law.Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania poised to OK medical pot billThe House approved the bill after a relatively short debate. Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland, urged his colleagues to send the legislation to the governor. “The people of Pennsylvania have been waiting long enough,” he said. “Our most vulnerable residents and citizens will be helped by this legislation.”TribLive: Pennsylvania House Oks medical marijuana bill, Gov. Wolf will sign itGov. Tom Wolf said he will sign a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania after the House on Wednesday approved legislation by an overwhelming bipartisan margin.PLS Reporter: Path cleared for medical marijuana legalization to become lawWith the final vote in the House Wednesday coming in at 149 in favor and 46 opposed, legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is set to become law.PennLive: Gov. Tom Wolf ‘proud and excited to sign’ medical marijuana billGov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that he is “proud and excited to sign” legislation that would create a system for the legal use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditionsAssociated Press: Pennsylvania set to OK medical marijuana; Ohio could followThe House vote, 149-46, set off cheers in the ornate chamber and capped several years of door-to-door lobbying by parents. It’s more than a year and a half since the state Senate first approved a medical marijuana bill in 2014. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, calling Wednesday’s legislation historic, said he will sign it Sunday.Philly Voice: Medical Marijuana bill passes Pa. House; Wolf to sign into lawMedical marijuana in Pennsylvania is now all but a foregone conclusion. After amended legislation passed the state Senate on Tuesday, the state House voted on the bill Wednesday. It passed by a vote of 149-46.center_img Read more posts about legalizing medical marijuana.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistantlast_img read more

DesignPro Advances SEENEOH Trials Through BlueGift Support

first_imgIrish company DesignPro Renewables said it has achieved new performance milestones with its hydrokinetic turbine as part of ongoing testing at the SEENEOH test site in Bordeaux, France. The turbine generates energy from flowing water and has been deployed at a dedicated test site on the River Garonne since September 2018.The design, build and initial deployment was supported through funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme which enabled the device to be tested for a full 12 months.In September 2019, the 25Kw unit was due to be removed and decommissioned as the H2020 support had ended, however the new funding and support through the BlueGift programme has allowed the device to stay on trial for a further 12 months.According to DesignPro, this additional testing period has enabled the company to implement upgrades and improvements to the unit, including a new Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) system developed in conjunction with Mitsubishi Electric Ireland.The system is said to have delivered significantly improved performance results just 2 weeks ago on site and marked a milestone for the team.The BlueGift support is specifically aimed at testing the longer-term performance of the device, looking at elements such as wear and tear, replacement parts and operations and maintenance requirements as well as overall survivability of the unit.Vincent Mc Cormack, innovation manager at DesignPro, said: “When you have put so much work, time and resources into developing and building a full-scale turbine it makes sense that you get as much value and learnings from it as possible. This support under BlueGift has allowed us to keep the device in for an additional 12 months at SEENEOH, granting us the opportunity to test the device more rigorously thereby getting us one step closer to having a market-ready product and instilling more confidence for investment and partners.”Vincent Laroque, president of SEENEOH, said: “We are delighted with the renewed confidence of DesignPro Renewables to extend its trials. Europe, via the INTERREG Atlantic Area programme, is offering a tool that is particularly suited to this sector by providing financial support to test sites so that they can open their doors under advantageous conditions for technology developers.”To remind, DesignPro also completed the deployment and testing of its 60kW (DPR60) turbine at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, Scotland in conjunction with Leask Marine.last_img read more

NFL free agency news: Steelers sign LB Mark Barron

first_imgBarron was one of the unsung stars of the Rams defense last season, finishing fourth on the team in combined tackles (60) and solo tackles (43). He performed especially well in the postseason, notching nine combined tackles in the NFC championship game against the Saints and then eight tackles and a pass defensed in the Super Bowl.The 29-year-old Barron, a former safety, was selected No. 7 overall by the Buccaneers in the 2012 but was traded to the Rams in 2014.ESPN noted the Rams released him March 5 with the intention of re-signing him at a lower rate. Pittsburgh spoiled that plan. The Steelers reportedly have reached an agreement with free agent linebacker Mark Barron, the team announced Tuesday.According to ESPN, terms of the deal were reported at two years and $12 million.last_img