Radiohead Just Performed ‘Creep’ For The First Time Since 2009, Despite Calling It ‘Crap’ [Watch]

first_imgDespite the band’s public hatred against their first hit single, Radiohead shocked concert attendees with a bust-out “Creep” performance earlier tonight in Paris at Le Zénith. While we all know it to be the song that initially defined the band and its success, “Creep” hasn’t actually been performed live since August 30, 2009. The band would even describe the single as “crap” and told the Guardian that any fans who requested the song in concert were “anally retarded.” Well one fan did make the request, and the band did play it. “This is for the funny guy shouting ‘Creep’ in the back,” Yorke said from the stage. “Only to shock you.” And of course, the crowd went wild.Watch Prince Cover “Creep” At 2008 Coachella PerformanceBut how could a band hate their own song so much? In a 1996 feature with the Guardian, frontman Thom Yorke describes how the song popularized the band after the release of their first two EPs, with “Creep” eventually making its way way onto their first full-length album Pablo Honey. With this fame, however, came torrential downfall.“We sucked Satan’s cock,” Yorke explains about the two-year tour that followed their early success, stunting the creative growth of any new music to come from the band until The Bends came out in 1995. “It took a year-and-a-half to get back to the people we were… to cope with it emotionally.” Guitarist Johnny Greenwood added, “We were like paranoid little mice in cages…We were scared of our instruments, scared of every note not being right.”In addition to their shocking performance of “Creep,” Radiohead played “True Love Waits” as for the first time in ten years. They also made their tour debuts of “No Surprises” from OK Computer and “Pyramid Song” from Amnesiac, in addition to songs off their new album A Moon Shaped Pool (read the review here). The full set played out as 17 songs, with a 5 song encore, and 2 song second encore, totaling 24 songs. Sounds like Paris had quite the night!CreepTrue Love WaitsNo SurprisesDaydreamingPresent TenseRadiohead in Paris @ Le Zénith 5/23/16:Burn the WitchDaydreamingDecks DarkDesert Island DiskFul StopLotus FlowerThe National AnthemMy Iron LungNo Surprises (First performance since 2009)Bloom (Happy Birthday sung to Phil)IdentikitThe NumbersSeparatorThe GloamingEverything in Its Right PlaceIdiotequeBodysnatchersEncore:True Love Waits (First full performance since 2006)Present TenseParanoid AndroidTinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man ThiefWeird Fishes/ArpeggiEncore 2:Creep (First performance since 2009)Pyramid Song[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Watch Joel Cummins Of Umphrey’s McGee’s Gorgeous Piano Rendition Of A Radiohead Classic

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.[cover photo courtesy of Keith Griner @ Phierce Photo]Check out the full BCA lineup and daily schedule below: Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Cummins’ Umphrey’s McGee bandmates Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers, Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins is getting ready to play two sets at this coming weekend’s music marathon Brooklyn Comes Alive in Williamsburg, New York (Sept. 23rd and 24th).  The master of the ivories will play a supergroup set alongside Lotus drummer Mike Greenfield, The Motet guitarist Ryan Jalbert, fellow “Prank War” foes Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, and Trey Anastasio Band’s horn virtuosos and songstresses Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman. Prior to that highly anticipated superjam set, Cummins will open things up at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday with a special brunch solo piano set (NOLA funk/R&B legend Jon Cleary will take on brunch piano set duties over at Schimanski a little earlier). Get tickets here!EXCLUSIVE: Joel Cummins Talks Umphrey’s/Biscuits Prank War And Post-World Series Hang With The CubsIn a recent interview with Live For Live Music, Cummins discussed the challenges of stepping out of the group setting and being the lone soldier on stage plus how he prepares for his solo sets. He noted, “For me, it’s a different opportunity to really focus on just playing well by myself. I think there is a little more pressure that kind of comes with it. When I’m up on stage with Umphrey’s, there are five other guys up there. If I do something that is unexpected or make a mistake, more than likely, the other five guys are going to pick me up or cover it up, you know? [laughs] So there is a little extra preparation required because you are out there on your own. It’s really nice because when I do solo piano stuff, I do a mix of classical stuff, some jazz, some Umphrey’s tunes, some covers that I’m saving—there is a whole different spectrum with it. It’s good for me to get out there and see what I can do. Obviously, the other big thing is that when I am up on stage with Umphrey’s, there are five other guys playing music, so I typically have to do a whole lot more to fill up the space when I am playing by myself, and I like the challenge.”However, despite these challenges, the keyboardist is no stranger to going lounge style. In addition to the one-off solo sets he’s played around the country, Joel Cummins has performed several Atrium sets aboard Jam Cruise over the years. For example, in 2016, Joel Cummins impressed cruisers with a rendition of the classic Radiohead Kid A track, “Everything In Its Right Place.” You can check out Cummins performing Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place” aboard Jam Cruise 2016 below, plus catch him live this Sunday at Brooklyn Comes Alive!last_img read more

Doubling up at Harvard

first_imgTwins have been written about and revered in mythology for centuries, going back to the fabled founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, abandoned at birth and mothered by a wolf. Apollo and Artemis were twins born to Zeus, the mythic Greek king of the gods. And it was Greek mythology  that inspired the astronomer Ptolemy, who in the second century A.D. described 48 constellations of stars in the zodiac and named Gemini (Latin for “twins”) after the mythical twins Castor and Pollux.Twins can be monozygotic (identical) or dizygotic (fraternal). Identical twins are derived from one fertilized egg that splits in two, and are always the same sex. They have similar facial features and the same DNA.Fraternal twins are formed from two eggs, fertilized separately. They may be the same or different sexes, often look different, and share about half their DNA. The birth rate for identical twins remains constant throughout the world and appears to be unrelated to factors such as a mother’s age.The birth rate for fraternal twins, by contrast, differs from country to country, and increases for older mothers as a result of fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization. The birth rate for twins in the United States between 1980 and 2009 rose 76 percent, and is currently at about one in 85 births.Why do twins fascinate us so? On a visual level, the sight of two identical people is arresting, and has us scrutinizing them for distinguishing characteristics. We are used to a world of unique individuals, and our equilibrium is jarred by the mirror image of identical twins.From an emotional standpoint, the closeness shared by most twins, begun by sharing a womb for nine months, is well known. Who wouldn’t want a sibling who is almost an extension of yourself, a constantly supportive person who reinforces your thoughts and feelings by confirming them in themselves? Intimacy, sharing, trust, and empathy, all values we admire, seem an intrinsic part of the twin experience.From the 15 sets of twins currently enrolled as undergraduates at Harvard, Gazette photographers chose four sets to provide a window into the lives of this special segment of the student body. 3“When you’re together and you’re twins, a lot of people perceive you to be the same person,” says Anne Raheem. “Our parents encouraged us to be our own unique individuals.” Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 11Identical twins Alannah (left) and Grace O’Brien are in their first year at Harvard. Alannah writes, “I get mixed up with my sister almost too many times to count. For example, one day in Annenberg Hall, a guy I didn’t know came up and said hi to me. It soon became clear that he thought I was Grace. When I told him I was Grace’s twin, he thought I was pranking him, and it took some convincing.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 12The O’Brien twins hail from nearby Brighton, Mass., and will live in separate undergraduate Houses next year. Grace says, “I think being a twin has made my experience at Harvard both easier and harder. We are very close, so it’s nice to have someone around who will always be there for me. However, throughout high school and elementary school, we were treated almost like the same person, which was frustrating. So we decided to lead completely different lives at Harvard.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Since their arrival on campus, the Raheem sisters’ relationship has evolved. “We were put into this whole new world. It is an entirely new way of living … everything about this place is completely revolutionary,” says Anne. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 13For concentrations, both O’Brien girls are undecided, but Grace is leaning toward government. “We participate in different extracurricular activities, hang out with different people, and we don’t plan on choosing the same concentration,” Grace says. “This allows us to lead separate lives, while staying close.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 6Identical twins Alex (left) and Eli Lee ’17 watch April snow flurries from a Leverett House gateway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 10“I didn’t set out to go to the same school as my brother, but I don’t regret it,” says Alex Lee. “We don’t have to see each other all the time — and we don’t, really — but it’s good to know there’s someone here who will always have my back. No one understands you like your twin, after all.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Eli (left) and Alex Lee ’17 admire a giant mixed-media work by classmate My Ngoc To ’16 in the Carpenter Center. Alex has studied drawing and film as part of his undergraduate concentration. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9“My brother and I have always been very different, but the more insular environment and limited opportunities of our hometown prevented us from exploring our different pastimes and interests,” says Alex Lee. “At Harvard, I’ve been able to involve myself in the performing arts community while maintaining a strong friendship with Eli. Even though our interests are very different, we do our best to support each other — Eli comes to my improv shows, and I go to events at the Advocate and tune into his radio show!” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Freshmen Anna (left) and Anne Raheem ’19 arrived at Harvard from Tennessee delighted to experience their undergraduate years together. The fraternal twin sisters find it reassuring to know they have each other. “If I was missing home, I would have a piece of home with me here,” Anna says. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 2The Raheem twins stay connected through their academic interests and extracurricular activities. Both plan to concentrate in bioengineering with a possible secondary concentration in government, international relations, or a language program. They are both active in the South Asian Association, Ghungroo, Harvard Political Review, Harvard College Engineering Society, Harvard Women in Computer Science, Harvard Islamic Society, and Harvard Caribbean Club. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Grace O’Brien says, “Obviously my sister and I are not telepathic, but we know each other so well that generally it’s easy to tell what the other is thinking.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 7“Joining the [WHRB] Record Hospital eased my greatest concern about Harvard: that people here wouldn’t be weird enough,” says Eli Lee. “If you’d told me three years ago that in college I would be able to study Central Asian languages during the day and debate hardcore scene politics at night, I wouldn’t have believed you.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Alannah O’Brien will live at Lowell House next year, while Grace chose Quincy House. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Beau (left) and Nicholas Bayh ’18 juggle balls with sticks from their respective sports. Beau is on the lacrosse team, while Nick plays for a competitive club tennis team at Harvard. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Harvard sophomores Nicholas (left) and Beau Bayh ’18 are twins from Indiana. Both have an interest in politics and social service, as well as athletics. They stand at the entrance to the Harvard Kennedy School in front of a sign that reflects their desire to serve: “Ask what you can do.” Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Beau (left) and Nicholas Bayh ’18 stand in the Taubman Center at Harvard Kennedy School. Their interest in public service stems from a family legacy: Their grandfather Birch Bayh and father, Evan Bayh, have both served as their state’s governor and U.S. senator. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 5As Anne and Anna Raheem look beyond their years at Harvard, “Who knows where we’ll be in three years?” Anna says. “No matter where we end up, we’ll have each other’s back.” Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Harvard sophomores Beau (left) and Nicholas Bayh toss a ball on the turf at Harvard Stadium. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 20Twin sophomores Nicholas (left) and Beau Bayh ’18 stand in Harvard Stadium, holding aloft the flag of Indiana, where both their father and grandfather were well-known politicians. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Designed With Your Cloud Needs In Mind

first_imgIntroducing The Latest VMware Cloud on Dell EMCToday, organizations are busy managing their data and applications in a variety of cloud environments – private, public, and increasingly at the edge. They are also navigating the complexities of large remote workforces. Dell Technologies and VMware introduced the Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center as-a-Service, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, almost two years ago to combine the benefits of security and performance of on-premises infrastructure with the speed and ease of use of public cloud. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC delivers cloud infrastructure as-a-service to datacenter and edge locations and provides consistent operations between multiple cloud environments. This is made possible by bringing together the VMware Cloud experience on the Dell EMC VxRail hyper converged platform. This solution is co-engineered by Dell Technologies and VMware, with on-going services managed by VMware.VMware Cloud on Dell EMC has seen several significant enhancements since it first came to market. In our previous release, we announced support for advanced enterprise workloads, enhanced customer experience, and support for Dell Technologies PowerProtect portfolio. As always, we continue to listen to the feedback our customers give us, and consistently seek to bring them greater value. Therefore, I’m excited to share with you the latest capabilities our customers have been asking for. Our newest enhancements focus on enabling Kubernetes deployments, enhancing remote workforces, making it easier to achieve compliance for regulated industries, and more easily manage workload migrations. Here is a list of the newest capabilities available today:Built for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Streamline operations across multi-cloud infrastructure and run Kubernetes distributions that are built on the open-source Kubernetes community. Have greater Kubernetes runtime consistency, simplified operations, enterprise management, and TKG clusters are portable, so they can run on vSphere or multi-cloud environments.Empower your remote workforce: VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is now certified with VMware Horizon, and is optimized for VDI workloads to deliver enterprise class security and compliance for your remote workforce.Updated industry certifications: Take your cloud journey with confidence, knowing that the newest updates included with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC support global and vertical industries with ISO, CCPA, EU GDPR, and SOC-2 certifications.Run data intensive workloads: A new extra-large node gives organizations the power to run even larger workloads thanks to 1.5TBs of memory along with NVMe storage capability.Enhanced workload management: Greater workload segmentation allows organizations to better optimize CPU and storage resources for each workload. Customers are given greater flexibility and can create up to 8 clusters in a single rack with 3 hosts in each cluster.Easier workload migration: Moving data from one location to another can be difficult, VMware HCX allows organizations to easily move workloads via their customer portal from legacy infrastructure, or to provide continuity between applications and workloads running in two locations.Simply put, each of these features will empower organizations to focus on innovation and growth and less on managing their cloud day to day. This latest version of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is here to benefit your organization by improving your cloud experience and doing it with greater control and peace of mind.For more information on this solution, watch our breakout sessions at VMworld 2020 and Dell Technologies World Experience 2020:VMworld 2020Visit my session Extend Your Hybrid Cloud to Edge and Data Center with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC [HCP1802]Dell Technologies World Experience 2020Visit our jointly presented session Extend Your Hybrid Cloud to Edge and Data Center with VMware Cloud on Dell EMClast_img read more

Campus-wide GroupMe unites redheads

first_imgCourtesy of John McGuinness Members of the “Redheads of Notre Dame” GroupMe gather outside Legends for photo before the Michigan game Sept. 1.This requirement is a source of controversy within the group, as it isn’t always easy to determine if someone’s hair is red — people have been removed from the group after it was determined that they were simply strawberry blonde, senior John McGuinness, an early member of the group, said. Senior Moira Griffith, a member since fall 2017, said strawberry blonde is not purely red. She also classifies a ginger as someone with “highlighter bright” hair, but said that a classic redhead’s hair is darker. Group member and senior Emily Dufner disagreed, arguing that a ginger’s hair is “orangey.” For junior Evan Slattery, freckles define a ginger.Griffith said her red hair is an important part of her identity.“Over time [being a redhead] has become more of my identity than I think it was when I was younger,” Griffith said. “It’s a fun way to stand out. People notice your hair right away. It’s like an electric shock on your head … It makes me feel a little more unique in the mass.”Red hair is uncommon worldwide. Genetically, the trait is recessive and comes from a mutation in the MC1R gene. Despite red hair’s rarity, the redheads of Notre Dame agree there is an unusually high number of red heads on campus.“There are definitely more [redheads] here than there would be at other places … with all the Irish blood,” McGuinness said.However, not all redheads are of exclusively Irish descent, Griffith said. Both Griffith and Slattery said they are at least half Italian.Though McGuinness said he doesn’t feel a special connection with other redheads stemming from hair color, some members of the group, such as senior Chad Quick, do report feeling fellowship with other redheads on campus when they spot them walking around.“You just kind of wave and smile in solidarity,” Quick said.Quick, like many group members, comes from a family of redheads. His dad, mom, sister and dog all have red hair.The GroupMe is used mostly for meet-ups at large events, as members attempt to take exclusively redhead photos. Ultimately, the group hopes to have a social gathering exclusively for redheads. During football season, group members said, the group is used extensively to locate sunscreen.Slattery, who said he has been nicknamed ”Big Red” since childhood, was one of the members to plea for sunscreen during the Sept. 1 football game against the University of Michigan. He said he takes great pride in his red hair.“Last year I grew out my hair to my shoulders and it was who I was. I was that kid with long, red, curly hair,” Slattery said.Griffith said she enjoys her sense of camaraderie with other redheads.“It’s like a secret society,” she said, “I’ve had old men on campus before stop me and go, ‘you just look like Ireland.’“Griffith hopes to organize a campus 5k consisting solely of redheads. She said the race could raise funds to fight skin cancer.“There’s so much solidarity in our proneness to skin cancer,” Griffith said.For his part, Quick said his mother told him his red hair was a reason not to commit crimes with the following advice: “You’re a redhead so you’ll never get away with anything.”Tags: genetics, red hair, Redheads of Notre Dame At first glance, Ed Sheeran, Lucille Ball, Ms. Frizzle and at least 108 Notre Dame students might appear to have little in common. However, all of these people share a rare genetic trait: They are among the less-than 2 percent of the world’s population with red hair.Last year, Teagan Dillon, who graduated from the University in the spring of 2018, created the “Redheads of Notre Dame” GroupMe as a way for redheads on campus to communicate and coordinate events surrounding their red hair. The group currently has 108 members, but is open to new applicants. The only requirement for admission is the group must reach a consensus on whether or not applicants have red hair.last_img read more

B’way Dates, Theater & Stars Announced for Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2

first_img Tony winner Mark Rylance and Broadway alum Damian Lewis will soon be seen in the upcoming television adaptation of Wolf Hall. View Comments Wolf Hall Part One Reprising their performances from the London production will be Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII and Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn. Further casting will be announced later. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 5, 2015center_img Related Shows The plays had their RSC premiere at Stratford ‘s Swan Theatre before transferring to the West End’s Aldwych Theatre. They chronicle the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell from blacksmith’s boy to Henry VIII’s right-hand-man.  The speculation has proven true and the critically acclaimed U.K. stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning and best-selling novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies will play the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway this season. Penned by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin, the Royal Shakespeare Company productions will play in repertory re-named as Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2. The shows will begin previews on March 20, 2015 and officially open on April 9.last_img read more

Broadway Balances America Invites You to ‘Get Ready’ for Motown The Musical

first_img Broadway Balances America View Comments Signed, sealed, delivered—this episode is yours! Broadway Balances America, a special six-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, returns on November 18 with an exclusive look at Motown The Musical. Tune in as The Balancing Act takes viewers behind the scenes of the smash hit musical with director Charles Randolph-Wright and some of the cast members from the Broadway tuner to find out what it takes to be a Supreme on stage.In the episode, correspondent Amber Milt goes backstage to learn what it’s like to transform into a Supreme at Motown The Musical. Milt meets up with cast and crew, including Krystal Joy Brown, who plays the legendary Diana Ross, to talk beaded dresses and work-life balance. She also speaks with Randolph-Wright, to gain his insights on how Motown music changed the world, costume designer Emilio Sosa, who gives his take on how clothing influences attitude, and wig/hair Supervisor Heather Wright, who shows Milt how wigs are an integral part of the transformation.Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Motown The Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.The Broadway production of Motown The Musical will close at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on January 18, 2015, but the box office-busting show is now on tour across the country.last_img read more

Art. V glitch bill in the works

first_img Art. V glitch bill in the works A bill to fix remaining problems — including a ticklish dispute between chief circuit judges and court clerks — with the legislature’s taking over more funding of trial courts has cleared a key committee in the Florida Legislature.HB 1935, drafted in the House Judiciary Committee, cleared the Justice Appropriation Committee on April 15 and was sent to the House Justice Council.“The House bill has some language that addresses the implementation issues that have arisen between the courts and the clerks of court,” said State Courts Administrator Lisa Goodner. “They are creating language that allowed the chief judge, after consultation with the clerk, to determine the priority of services provided to the courts by the clerks.“There is also language that if for some reason a clerk feels it is not appropriate to continue a certain service, they cannot discontinue that service without the agreement of the chief judge or without a year’s notice to the court, so the court has an opportunity to go to the legislature to request funding.”That language is a result of judges’ saying they have little control over clerks when they perform their court-supporting functions and in some cases that was affecting operation of the courts.An amendment to the Rules of Judicial Administration was proposed last year to address that, but the Board of Governors in August refused to endorse it after some lawmakers advised it was a matter best left to the legislature. The committee ultimately did not send the rule amendment to the Supreme Court.Other parts of the bill, according to sponsor Rep. David Simmons, R-Alamonte Springs, address other problems that have come up, including determining indigency for people seeking public defenders or to waive filing and court fees.Other changes include giving clerks another year, until 2007, to remove Social Security numbers from public court records, repealing the Indigency Services Advisory Board, and allowing the payment of experts when they are appointed by the court.Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, said he was working on an amendment to allow partial payment for private attorneys appointed as defense counsel so they won’t have to wait until the end of a long case before they receive any compensation. He said that would be offered at a later date.Rep. J.C. Planas, R-Miami, said he hoped the bill would be amended later to change the penalty for lying on an indigency application from a misdemeanor to a felony.“It’s one thing to have someone commit a crime, but then to use our money and our taxpayers’ money when they have adequate means. . . that’s pretty despicable,” he said. Measure also deals with dispute between clerks and chief judges Art. V glitch bill in the works May 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Paul Merson tips Unai Emery to play a three-man defence with David Luiz at Arsenal

first_imgDavid Luiz is set to become a key part of Arsenal’s defence (AMA/Getty Images)Paul Merson believes Unai Emery is working towards playing a three-man defence at Arsenal following the arrivals of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney.Luiz was a surprise signing from Chelsea on deadline day, while the Gunners also strengthened their left-back by landing Tierney from Celtic in a £25 million deal.Tierney is currently injured while Luiz was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday.But Merson believes both players will eventually become a key part of Emery’s system at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT‘When you’re looking at them and you’re naming them players, I wouldn’t be surprised if he started going to a three at the back,’ Merson said on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate’ show. Advertisement Comment Paul Merson tips Unai Emery to play a three-man defence with David Luiz at Arsenal Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal in a £25m deal from Celtic (Getty Images)‘Play them two and David Luiz in the middle of them.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He can come out and play, you’ve got Tierney playing as one wing-back.‘I think it suits all of the defenders.‘If you have three centre-halves playing there it gives all of them something to fall back on.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 City‘If Tierney can get forward he can play, so he’ll want to get forward.‘They’ll want to bomb forward down the other side and they can score goals.‘I’m looking forward to Arsenal this season. I was quite impressed [against Newcastle], I was quite impressed.‘It was a hard game, going to Newcastle, first game of the season, a couple of new players.‘For me it was comfortable and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang what a goal, what a goal.’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 Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 13 Aug 2019 10:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

SMART LNG Pens Lease Financing Deal for 4 LNG Carriers

first_imgSMART LNG, a joint venture of Russia’s majors Sovcomflot and Novatek, signed an agreement with compatriot development corporation VEB.RF Group for lease financing of four Arc7 icebreaking LNG carriers intended for the Arctic LNG 2 project.In addition, SMART LNG signed long-term time charter agreements for these tankers with Arctic LNG 2 LLC, a Russian based limited company focusing on the Arctic LNG 2 Project, the second large onshore conventional natural gas project led by gas major Novatek on the Gydan Peninsula.The four vessels will be constructed at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the Russian Far East and the construction process will be supervised by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). Once completed, the ships will sail under the Russian flag.The Russian shipping company SCF said that the design of the series draws upon the experience of operating Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first icebreaking LNG carrier, introduced in 2017.As explained, the insight from operating Christophe de Margerie led to the integration of various advanced engineering solutions into the design.“These will provide the new ships with higher icebreaking capabilities and maneuverability, when operating in the challenging conditions across both the Western and the Eastern sectors of the Russian Arctic, compared with Arc7 gas carriers serving the Yamal LNG project,” SCF added.The deal comes on the heels of financing and long-term time charter agreements for the lead vessel in this series signed by SCF back in October 2019.Sovcomflot and Novatek agreed to establish SMART LNG LLC in September 2019, its aim being to own and operate a fleet of LNG carriers serving the Arctic LNG 2 projects, as well as other current and prospective Novatek projects.last_img read more