Mumford & Sons Donate North Carolina Concert Proceeds To Local LGBTQ Organization

first_imgWith Bruce Springsteen making headlines for cancelling a performance in North Carolina over the controversial HB2 law, many artists scheduled to play in the state have been reconsidering their performances. Mumford & Sons took a more active approach to protesting the law, by not only playing a sold out show at the Time Warner Center Arena but donating their profits to a local organization that supports LGBTQ rights.Read the band’s full statement below:Dear friends,We will be playing a show tomorrow in Charlotte, and recent events in North Carolina have got us talking a lot as a band the last few days, so we felt compelled to say something in advance to you.As a band that relishes welcoming everyone to our shows and promoting tolerance, we do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination.Over the years we’ve looked for ways to contribute to the vitality of local communities and, in that spirit, we’re now creating a charitable fund to support those who have made it their mission to pursue love and justice. We will be donating all of our profits from this show to this new fund. And we will start by making a donation from it to a local LGBTQ organisation.As always, we will open the doors to our show to anyone who wants to come, and are excited to get down with the people of Charlotte.M, B, W & Tlast_img read more

Tale of the tape: Syracuse vs. Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Quarterbacks Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib and Louisville’s Adam Froman have been similar quarterbacks thus far. They are Nos. 4 and 5 in the Big East in pass efficiency and average passing yards per game, though Nassib has 14 touchdowns to Froman’s 11. With Froman’s status in question, SU gets the nod here. Advantage: Syracuse Running backs Both teams’ offenses are built around their respective running games. And both of those running games are currently hampered by injuries. In SU’s case, it’s the absence of freshman Prince-Tyson Gulley. In Louisville’s case, it’s the uncertain status of the nation’s fourth-leading rusher in Bilal Powell. SU’s two best running backs in Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey, though, should be good to go.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Advantage: Syracuse Wide receivers The not-so-secret weapon in the Orange’s pass game could be Bailey, who is quickly climbing up the charts and now has 20 receptions. Overall, both teams’ receivers are similar. SU’s Van Chew and UL’s Doug Beaumont both have 31 receptions, though Chew has exploded for 143 more yards on those receptions. Advantage: Syracuse Tight ends SU’s Nick Provo has established himself as a legitimate weapon in the Orange’s passing attack, and he now has 20 receptions on the year. But Louisville’s Cameron Graham is the Cardinals’ red-zone threat. He has three touchdown catches this year. Advantage: Louisville Offensive line Syracuse’s offensive line has steadily improved from a penalty-riddled performance at South Florida. But Louisville’s line has only allowed 10 sacks this season to SU’s 17, and it paves the way for Powell. Advantage: Louisville Defensive line Both Syracuse and Louisville have legitimate pass rushers in Chandler Jones and Rodney Gnat. Both getting to the quarterback will be key in the game’s outcome. Advantage: Even Linebackers The position is Louisville’s weak link on defense. No linebacker has more than 27.5 tackles this season. The Orange has two tackling machines in Derrell Smith and Doug Hogue, who have 63 and 57, respectively. Advantage: Syracuse Secondary Telling of Scott Shaffer’s defense is the fact that three defensive backs have a sack this season. But Louisville’s secondary is good in its own right, as it leads a defense that is ranked 13th nationally against the pass. Advantage: Even Special teams Overlooked amid the overall hoopla surrounding Syracuse is that Ross Krautman has only missed two kicks the entire season — one on a botched snap on an extra point and one field goal. He is 11-for-12 on the season, providing consistency and reliability. Advantage: Syracuse Coaching Both Doug Marrone and Charlie Strong inherited programs at the bottom of the Big East and are starting to build those programs back up. In his second season, Marrone is on a faster track, but not by much. Advantage: Syracuse — Compiled by Asst. Sports Editor Brett LoGiuratocenter_img Published on November 3, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Syracuse advances to NCAA tournament quarterfinals with 4-2 win over UMass

first_imgTwo minutes into the game, Syracuse had already generated two scoring chances. Three minutes later, Erin Gillingham’s shot went just wide right as she appeared to slip on the wet turf. Syracuse kept attacking. A nimble move on the baseline by Alyssa Manley drew a penalty corner by hitting the ball off a defender’s foot and then the Orange’s persistent aggressiveness broke through.Emma Russell sent a skittering insertion out to Alma Fenne, who stick-stopped and tapped the ball to Roos Weers. Weers’ shot deflected off Massachusetts’ Melanie Kreusch and rolled directly to Russell on the left, who’d just stepped back into play from the insertion. Russell didn’t waste the opportunity as her shot found the bottom right side of the goal and set off cheers from the stands and the stadium’s goal horn.In the eventual 4-2 win, Saturday’s first half was everything the first half of SU’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship 2-1 overtime loss to North Carolina wasn’t. Emma Lamsion, head coach Ange Bradley and Fenne all expressed disappointment at the passive offense against the Tar Heels and the Orange (18-1, 6-0 ACC) seemed intent on making up for it against Massachusetts (12-9, 5-3 Atlantic 10). The Orange played through a light rain and sleet in the first half while allowing just one shot and taking 12 at J.S. Coyne Stadium in the first round of the NCAA tournament.The game ended with Syracuse holding leads of 29-3 in shots and 8-1 in penalty corners. Though all the first-half shots didn’t turn into goals, it set the tone for the second half and led to eventual execution.“We had some great attacks in the second half and moved the ball really well,” Bradley said. “I don’t think (29 shots and four goals) is an inefficiency at all. (Massachusetts is) a great team and (our offense) was pretty darn good.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe onslaught continued as Syracuse took nine shots in the first 11:23 of the second half. While the aggressiveness remained the same, Syracuse saw more immediate results.Liz Sack, who started at forward in place of regular starter Lamison, gathered a rebound off a shot by Fenne and scored just 1:05 into the second half.Lies Lagerweij scored her third goal of the season for insurance. A few minutes later, Laura Hurff reversed the ball to Lagerweij, who stood in the backfield, in the midst of the swirling snow, and paused. She took a few breaths, visible in the 37-degree weather. The Orange, up 3-0, had its first multi-goal lead since Oct. 18.Syracuse, until Saturday, had played three straight overtime games and, in the 233 minutes, 39 seconds of those games, it never had more than one goal of separation.Though SU held a 3-0 lead with 32:14 still to play, Laura Hurff continued to use her speed to beat multiple defenders and Weers still made long hits, leading to four more shots in a three-minute flurry.Hurff broke through the defense and found herself standing at the top of the circle facing the goalie with no one in between. But she found Sack on the right side, who’d snuck behind a defender and deflected the ball up and in, making SU’s lead 4-0, the same score it beat the Minutewomen by on Sept. 4 during the Orange’s home opener.“In the first half (the midfield movement) wasn’t as well as we wanted,” Hurff said. “But it was better in the second half. We used … movement up front to open up the field. (We got) more passes inside and moved the defense.”With the score the same and 11:28 to go, Massachusetts called timeout and the Orange jogged to the sideline with its largest lead since Oct. 17.On its first penalty corner and second shot of the afternoon, Massachusetts’ Shauna Rankin-Byrne scored and just 3:27 later, UMass pulled within two.But that was close as the Minutewomen would get.“I was happy with how the team played,” Russell said. “As the statistics show, as Ange said, we dominated. … We just have to keep up our aggression.” Comments Published on November 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

1 dead, 1 injured in Houston accident

first_imgA former member of the X Factor Dance Troupe was on Monday morning killed, while another person wasdead: Paulette Josiahinjured following a vehicular accident in the vicinity of Houston, Greater Georgetown.Dead is 21-year-old Paulette Josiah of Lot 127 CC Eccles, East Bank Demerara. The name of the injured person was not immediately available. He is reportedly a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.According to reports, Josiah was the pillion rider on a CG motorcycle when it was reportedly struck from behind by another vehicle.The young woman sustained injuries and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she died while receiving medical treatment.While information remains sketchy about the fatal accident, Josiah’s aunt told Guyana Times on Monday night that the woman left home on Sunday for work. She reportedly worked at an East Bank gas station.The grieving aunt explained that she was at work when she received a telephone call from a relative informing her of the accident.She immediately rushed to the Hospital, but by that time, the young woman had died.The family, Josiah’s aunt added, did not know much about the accident and were looking for answers. During the brief telephone conversation, the aunt noted that the young woman might have left work and gone out with friends and was apparently heading home when the accident occurred.She noted that the family members have to revisit the police station today for an update as to what really transpired.The woman related that family members were in a state of shock over the death of the young woman. The mother of the dead woman, Guyana Times understands, is devastated.“Every time, she look at Paulette photo she faint… she staring at the walls as if she is lost,” a family friend related.Josiah was the eldest of four children and was described as a hardworking and determined young lady. The Police have launched an investigation into the accident. It is not clear if anyone was in Police custody assisting with investigations.last_img read more