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  • David Gilmour Will Play Pompeii Stadium, 45 Years After Acclaimed Pink Floyd Concert Film

    first_imgDavid Gilmour has announced a pair of shows added onto his summer tour to be played at Italy’s Pompeii Amphitheatre, the same site Pink Floyd shot their critically acclaimed concert film, Live at Pompeii, 45 years prior. One significant catch though. This time around, Gilmour will be playing to an audience.As Pink Floyd fans will recall, the band’s 1971 concert film was played before an empty audience. Directed by Adrian Maben over the course of four days, Live at Pompeii featured spellbinding performances of “Echoes” and “One of These Days” from 1971’s Meddle, as well as the title track to 1968’s A Saucerful of Secrets and “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.”Gilmour’s return to Pompeii is scheduled for July 7-8, right smack dab in the middle of a lengthy world tour. Check below for complete tour dates.David Gilmour 2016 Tour Dates03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre04/04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre04/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center04/10 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall04/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden04/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden06/25 – Wroclaw, PL @ Market Square06/27 – Vienna, AT @ Schloss Schonburnn06/28 – Vienna, AT @ Schloss Schonburnn07/07 – Pompeii, IT @ Pompeii Amphitheatre07/08 – Pompeii, IT @ Pompeii Amphitheatre07/10 – Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona07/11 – Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona07/14 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schlossplatz07/16 – Paris, FR @ Chateau De Chantilly07/18 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Bowling Green07/20 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes De Nimes07/21 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes De Nimes07/23 – Besancon, FR @ Saline Royale D’Arc Et-Senans07/27 – Tienen, BE @ Grote Markt07/28 – Tienen, BE @ Grote Markt09/25 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall09/28 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall09/29 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall09/30 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Halllast_img read more

  • More than words

    first_imgFor one new fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, images are the way he tells a compelling story. For another fellow, the way to convey it is through data.The foundation recently welcomed 24 fellows to campus for 2012-13. Among them are Finbarr O’Reilly, Reuters chief photographer for west and central Africa, and Laura Norton Amico, founder and editor of Homicide Watch, a website for data-driven coverage of violent crime in Washington, D.C.Originally from Ireland, O’Reilly grew up in Canada and has covered Africa for the past decade, based out of Senegal since 2005. Initially, on graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1992, he decided to backpack around the world.“I spent a year in Africa and wound up in Rwanda in 1994, just as the genocide was unfolding there,” O’Reilly said. “I also was in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was voted in for president. I was reading the news reports of those events — the worst of what people can do to each other in Rwanda, and the most optimistic and hopeful outcome that you could imagine in South Africa — and it made me really interested in what was happening and the storytelling process involved in that. Some reports reflected what I was experiencing on the ground. But others weren’t, and I felt that I had something to say about this that I wanted to share.”In an August 2005 photo taken by Nieman Fellow Finbarr O’Reilly, the fingers of malnourished 1-year-old Alassa Galisou are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding clinic in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger. Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly/ReutersO’Reilly’s transition to photography was driven by a desire to increase awareness of events in Africa. “I was often traveling on my own and didn’t have a photographer with me, and I started to realize that the complicated stories from Congo or Darfur didn’t always get the international attention that I thought they deserved,” he said. “But as I started shifting to photography, those stories were being published much more widely and having much more impact. Photography really is your view. It’s your perspective of the world, your take on a situation or event. So in a sense, you have much more of a voice than you do as a writer. I still write, but my hope is that if the picture is strong enough, people will read more about the story you’re trying to cover.”Just three months after starting work as a full-time photographer, O’Reilly took a photo of the fingers of a malnourished child pressed against the lips of his mother in northwestern Niger. The image eventually won the 2006 World Press Photo of the Year award. “I felt like a bit of a fraud, I have to say,” O’Reilly admitted. “But my response was … they’d given me this honor; now I really needed to earn it and justify it.”Having covered conflict zones in Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, O’Reilly applied to become a Nieman Fellow to understand the impact that reporting such conflicts can have on individuals. “I’m interested in how journalists who cover conflict are affected by trauma — how they cope and deal with it,” he said. “It will help me understand my own motives for covering things and how to relate to people who have been through those traumatic experiences, as well as my colleagues. I’m open to all the experiences available here. I’m sure it will be a lot more than I can imagine.”Children play with a tire used to block the entrance to a squatter camp for poor white South Africans, at Coronation Park in Krugersdorp, March 6, 2010. Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly/ReutersAmico covers conflict far closer to home, in the nation’s capital. Her website, Homicide Watch, is a community-driven reporting project that uses primary source documents, social networking, and original reporting to record murders in D.C. and build a comprehensive public resource on violent crime.Launched in 2010, the site covers every homicide from crime to conviction, and was recognized as a notable entry in the 2011 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism. The site declares: “As D.C. residents, we believe that how people live and die here, and how those deaths are recognized, matter to every one of us. If it matters how someone is killed in Cleveland Park, then it matters how someone is killed in Truxton Circle, Ivy City, Washington Highlands, or Georgetown.”Originally from California, Amico said that the lure of telling people’s stories drew her to journalism and eventually prompted the Homicide Watch site. “I fell in love with crime reporting,” she said. “It captured the drama and significance that I felt was really important to good storytelling. I also found it very difficult to find information on homicides in my area, and the site grew out of that.“We realized that people who were using the site were primarily coming in on people’s names,” Amico said. “They were searching names on the Internet and landing at Homicide Watch based on that search. We realized that people were seeking out information on people they knew, partly because they were caught up in these very dramatic circumstances. As a result, we opened up as much of the database as we can.”Homicide Watch initially examined events happening in Amico’s neighborhood, but now the site, which she runs with her husband, Chris, has extended that option to the Washington community. “One of the things I find interesting about Homicide Watch is that we really opened up a forum for people to tell their own stories,” Amico said. “By virtue of it being online, and the way we organize the information, people can not only access the information, but add to it as well.”During her fellowship, Amico will explore ways to move criminal justice reporting online. “A lot of what we see news organizations doing is just putting stories online,” she said. “On a crime beat, as I’ve learned, that model doesn’t work. I’m interested in looking at how newspapers can better deal with that problem. The other thing I’m considering is what a database-driven-structure reporting framework would look like if you were to apply it to other beats, like education or public health, for example. I’m interested in seeing how that would work.”While at Harvard, the Nieman Fellows will build study plans around their expertise and serve as resources to students and faculty. In addition to guiding the fellows’ academic studies at Harvard, the foundation runs programming to further educate them about news values and the communications revolution through seminars and professional training.last_img read more

  • Gold Fields headlines PGA Golf Championship

    first_imgGold Fields Ghana has secured exclusive rights to sponsor this year’s Professional Golfers Association (PGA), of Ghana Golf Championship fixed for December 3- 6.The first ever PGA Championship will be held at the Damang Golf Course, Western Region.According to the Executive Vice President and Head of West Africa Gold Fields, Alfred Baku, the company has been keenly involved in the promotion and development of sports in Ghana over the years.He said this goes beyond their social responsibility in the areas of education, health, water, sanitation, infrastructure, agriculture and agribusiness.He said “ In 2011, Gold Fields Ghana sponsored golf tournaments at the Achimota, Celebrity, and Takoradi Golf clubs therefore, sponsoring the PGA Championship is a delight for us’’.President of PGA Ghana, Bliss Ayivor commended the company for coming on board to sponsor the competition which he hoped will be an annual event.Ayivor said that, PGA Ghana was formed to promote the national and international interests of Professional Golfers in the country while boosting the image and also enhance the skills of members, encourage amateur and junior golfers. He reiterated that, this will stimulate interest in the game of golf and generate an overall appreciation of the game.He said “one of our missions is to promote golf awareness in Ghana, with an eye on the future, to educate Ghanaians about Golf as an alternative sport, and expect that this will open many doors for the Professional and for the country at large’’.Gold Fields Ghana was the headline sponsor of the Black Stars, for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, as well as the 2008 African Cup of Nations, with approximately US$15 million for the three tournaments.last_img read more

  • These crazy stats show why Watford may win the league this season

    first_img🦊 Leicester 2014/15:– Finished: 14th– Points: 41– Wins: 11– Draws: 8– Losses: 19– Next season: Champions 🐝 Watford 2017/18:– Finished: 14th– Points: 41– Wins: 11– Draws: 8– Losses: 19– Next season: ?It couldn’t, could it? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/DVhkiH6YvG— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) September 3, 2018Admittedly, it’s still a long-shot given it’s only in September.But if Leicester can win the Premier League three years after losing a spectacular Championship play-off semi-final to Watford, you could argue there’s no reason why the Hornets can’t ‘do a Leicester’ this season… Goals from Craig Cathcart and Troy Deeney secured Watford maintained their 100% winning start Watford have certainly been the Premier League’s surprise package so far having won all four of their games so far.Their most recent triumph came with an impressive comeback victory at home to Tottenham last weekend – putting the Hornets joint top of the league alongside Liverpool and Chelsea. 1 Captain Troy Deeney said after the game that he and his team-mates are “not naive enough to think we [Watford] can win the league”.However, he may consider revising his words after a crazy stat emerged that suggests the Premier League trophy could be on its way to Vicarage Road.Javi Gracia’s men finished 14th in the league last season having claimed 41 points (11 wins, 8 draws and 19 losses).And this is identical to how Leicester performed in the 2014/15 campaign – the year before they miraculously won England’s top flight.last_img read more