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Wobblesauce Releases Jammin’ New EP, ‘Obstacle Illusions’ [Premiere/Listen]

first_imgWobblesauce has released part one of their double EP release, Obstacle Illusions, today, Wednesday July 20th 2016. In this four-track EP, the band really demonstrates how a four-piece rock group can progressively stretch the boundaries between jam and electronica, while still paying homage to the classics. This is especially apparent from their in-studio video and featured track release of “Grawlix” which clearly displays how each individual instrumentalist contributes to their complex layers of sound.From soaring guitar riffs and sultry synth lines, to textured bass drops filled with prog-rock polyrhythms, Wobblesauce delivers songs that take you on a sonic journey of the inner mind and spirit. Thanks to the band, we’re excited to premiere this jamming new release.Tune in to Obstacle Illusions: Part 1, streaming in full below.Part Two of Obstacle Illusions is due out this fall, so get ready… Join the Wobblesociety today! You can catch the band on the road at the tour dates below.last_img read more

McWatters to Cordray: Do more to help credit unions

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA board chairman H. Mark McWatters yesterday sent out a forceful letter to Richard Codray urging him to categorically exempt credit unions from many of the pending HMDA mandates, and called on it to clarify the scope of its Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) powers in guidance or regulations. This letter is proverbial music to the ears for those of us who believe that the benign dictator of consumer finance and former supreme court clerk has either been too cautious or too unwilling to utilize his authority to exempt credit unions from Dodd- Frank mandates.Here is my favorite quote; “Section 1022(b)(3)(A) of the Dodd-Frank Act, provides that the bureau may exempt any class of persons, service providers or consumer financial services from certain regulations. Use of this permitted, yet underutilized statutory authority is appropriate to address compliance costs and the unintended consequences of limiting access to affordable financial services for many millions of middle class credit union members, through the enactment of needless regulatory burdens.” continue reading »last_img read more

Salako backs Di Canio for Royals

first_img Academy manager Eamonn Dolan is in temporary charge of the first team but former Swindon boss Di Canio, who left Swindon last month, remains the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed McDermott, and Salako feels he could do be a decent appointment by Russian owner Anton Zingarevich. “This might be the perfect moment for Paolo Di Canio,” Salako told talkSPORT. “He has fallen out with the Swindon guys, he’s walked away, he’s in-between jobs and he might be the perfect answer.” Former Reading midfielder John Salako believes Paolo Di Canio would be a good choice to replace Brian McDermott as manager of Reading, whilst Roberto Di Matteo also remains in contention. He went on: “He could come in on an interim basis, they could say to him, ‘let’s see how it goes until the summer. Show us what you can do’. “He would go and fire up that dressing room, grab people by the neck, throw cups of tea around and not let people slack off.” Di Canio was present at Reading’s 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa, which proved to be McDermott’s last game in charge, leading to strong suggestions that the ex-West Ham forward will be Zingarevich’s preferred choice. But there are also suggestions that former Chelsea manager Di Matteo could be in line to return to the Premier League. The 42-year-old led the Blues to Champions League success last season before being sacked in November and ambitious billionaire Zingarevich could see the ex-West Brom head coach as an ideal replacement. PSV Eindhoven coach Dick Advocaat, former West Ham and Charlton manager Alan Curbishley and Nigel Adkins, who was sacked as manager of Southampton in January, have also been touted as potential replacements. Meanwhile members of the Reading squad continue to thank McDermott, who was named Barclays Manager of the Month in January, for what he achieved at the club. Midfielder Jem Karacan Tweeted: “Played a big part in my career since I was 15. Been brilliant for the club taking us to Wembley and then winning the league last season. Wish him nothing but success for the future.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Manchester City’s quadruple quest ends with dramatic UEFA Champions League loss to Tottenham

first_imgRaheem Sterling was denied a hat-trick by VAR.Video referral also denied Manchester City a crucial goal in the dying minutes.Tottenham Hotspur will now face Ajax in the UEFA Champions League semi-final. Manchester: Manchester City’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies ended in dramatic fashion as Tottenham progressed to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals as a pulsating 4-3 win for City was not enough to overturn their 1-0 first leg deficit. Four goals were scored in a crazy opening 11 minutes as Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva canceled out two Son Heung-min away goals for Tottenham. City finally looked set for the last four when further goals from Sterling and Sergio Aguero put them ahead in the tie for the first time.     But there was a further twist when Fernando Llorente’s controversial goal 17 minutes from time was allowed to stand despite a VAR check for handball by the Spaniard. VAR intervened again deep into stoppage time to save Spurs once more when Sterling thought he had completed his hat-trick only for Aguero to be ruled offside in the build-up. Tottenham’s reward is a semi-final clash against Ajax.RELATED     Pep Guardiola will face more questions over his failure to land the Champions League three seasons into his City’s reign, but after a more conservative approach for the first leg was criticised, he set the tone for a thrilling 90 minutes. Kevin de Bruyne was restored to the starting XI among four changes from the first leg and the Belgian showed why the decision to leave him out last week was so questioned.     De Bruyne drove at the heart of the Spurs defence before feeding Sterling, who cut inside and curled a wonderful shot into the far corner. Guardiola had called for the home fans to finally produce an intimidating atmosphere on a European night at the Etihad. However, they had barely retaken their seats by the time Tottenham were level.     Aymeric Laporte cut out Dele Alli’s forward pass, but only turned the ball into the path of Son, whose shot had too much power for Ederson. Three minutes later, City’s quadruple quest appeared in tatters as Laporte was again caught in possession, this time by Lucas Moura and the Brazilian teed up Son to curl into the top corner for his 20th goal of the season.     Yet, a kamikaze opening 11 minutes had another twist as Bernardo’s effort deflected off Danny Rose and wrong-footed Hugo Lloris at his near post.     By the midway point of the first half, City was back in front as Bernardo and De Bruyne played creators once more and Sterling finished off a low cross at the back post. Spurs’ hopes of holding on to their advantage on away goal suffered another blow when Moussa Sissoko was forced off with an injury.     Mauricio Pochettino chose attack as the best form of defence by replacing the midfielder with Llorente in what proved to be a decisive change.     City started the second period with the same menace they did the first as Lloris denied Sterling before the French World Cup winner made a brilliant stop to deny De Bruyne the goal his performance deserved. However, De Bruyne had his hat-trick of assists on the hour mark as he surged through midfield before timing his pass for Aguero to perfection and the Argentine rifled past Lloris.     Finally ahead for the first time in the tie, Guardiola soon sent on Fernandinho to restore some sense of control, but City was pegged back again as an incredible tie swung back in Tottenham’s favour.     Kieran Trippier’s corner was bundled in by Llorente, but there was controversy as the ball seemed to hit the striker’s arm on its way in. After a VAR check, though, Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir stood by his original decision and the goal stood.     And VAR went against City again deep into stoppage time as delirium soon turned to disbelief inside the Etihad when what would have been a hat-trick for Sterling was ruled out. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

A new beginning for the Los Angeles Clippers, unexpected as it is

first_imgBallmer’s presence, and the lack of Sterling’s could be felt everywhere. From the moment you walked into the arena, it just felt different and better and more professional.How it plays out on the court remains to be seen.But for the first time in forever, you get the feeling the Clippers are truly headed someplace special.Sterling always had a way of screwing things up, and it seemed inevitable he’d find a way to mess up the good fortune of landing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.Just like he’d done so many times before.With Sterling, it was always about the other shoe dropping.It did, of course. Only this time it came crashing down on him.And it cost him his team.Not that any of us thought he’d get cleared out as quickly as he did last summer.Certainly not Rivers.Going strictly by gut feelings, Rivers braced himself last summer for a prolonged process to rid the Clippers of Sterling that would drag on in the courts and hover over his team like a dark cloud.The Donald Sterlings of the world never go away willingly or gracefully. Even when backed into a corner and no exit in sight, they continue to fight. If for nothing else, spite.As for the Clippers, they’d just be collateral damage.At least through the first part of the season.“I assumed it, as a matter of fact,” Rivers said.As a coach, you’re always plotting ways to conquer worst-case scenarios. And in Rivers’ mind, dealing with the ongoing distraction of Sterling was pretty much a given.“I didn’t think there was any way, at least mid-summer, that we would be done with all this stuff,” Rivers said.At that point everything remained on the table, including Rivers walking away in disgust or the Clippers and their NBA colleagues refusing to play as long as Sterling remained in the picture.Thankfully we’ll never know just how far Paul and Griffin would have gone to force the NBA’s hand to deal with Sterling. They pulled up to Staples Center for the dawning of a new day.And while we can’t be sure exactly where it’s all headed, we can finally say there is a plan and a commitment like never before from the very top.For Rivers, the clean slate was a welcome sight.“I’m very happy. It’s good to be able to start this new thing that we have going. But I didn’t anticipate it at all,” he said.Unexpected as it was.“I guess someday (I’ll look back) and realize things don’t usually happen this quickly. But it did,” Rivers said. “And it’s really good for everybody. It’s nice for, clearly the players and the fans. But it’s nice for the city, too. That we can just talk basketball .,. That’s nice.”As for the new “Be Relentless” advertising campaign, maybe it’s just a coincidence, but it fits the Clippers perfectly.The new owner and new beginning comes with much higher expectations.Sterling wasn’t just the Clippers’ biggest curse over the years, he was also their crutch.When in doubt, blame the inept owner.That’s all changed under Ballmer.And that raises the Clipper bar considerably.Be relentless, indeed. “I think for us, and I’m not trying to play on the word or the slogan or whatever it is. We have to be relentless in the season.” Rivers said. “I think when you’re trying to, especially in this conference, when you’re trying to establish yourself you have to attack the season through the season. You can’t have a lot of bad nights or you’ll lose the game. And it will come back and haunt you later.”At least now the Clippers are responsible for their own fate.Sterling is long gone, their biggest curse and greatest crutch is no longer around to screw things up or be the excuse for the failures.You get the idea the Clippers won’t be needing many excuses from here on out, though. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error And they didn’t just usher in the new year by welcoming the Oklahoma City Thunder, the same club that ended the Clippers’ season last year in the second round of the playoffs.Something much bigger than your typical season opener went down Thursday night.It was literally the rebirth of a franchise.Sterling is long gone.Replaced by new owner Steve Ballmer, who bounced around Staples Center like a kid on Christmas Day, breathing enthusiasm and energy and fun into an arena once corrupted by the stench of Sterling. center_img From the now it can be told department, Doc Rivers didn’t think there was a chance in hell the new Clippers season would begin with a new owner in place and complete separation from former owner Donald Sterling.Which made a night like Thursday almost unfathomable.They didn’t just roll out an improved roster and while playing in a fresh new arena environment illuminated by the sleek LED lighting system at Staples Center.The didn’t just break out a fresh slogan for the new season pumped up by the slick “Be Relentless” video exploding from the scoreboard during pregame festivities.last_img read more