Pink Talking Fish Throws Keyboardist A Surprise Bachelor Party Mid-Show At Disc Jam

first_imgDisc Jam Music Festival was absolutely nuts last night. We gave Richard James a surprise onstage bachelor party in honor of him getting married on Saturday. Here’s what went down:Hayley Jane and The Magnaterrestrials brought the keyboardist to the middle of the stage and danced around him while the rest of the band broke into Billy Idol’s “White Wedding.” For the grand finale, Boston promoter Benny Tucker took on the infamous character “Wookies And Cream” and gave James the dance of his life!Check out the full setlist and photos, courtesy of Jake Wisdom Photography.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NY – 6/9/16Divided Sky>Once In A Lifetime>Any Colour You Like>Divided SkyPull Up The Roots>Pigs (3 Different Ones)>Ghost>Moon Rocks*%>White Wedding*%%Young Lust>Horn>Wild Wild Life>2001>One Of These Days%%%>Catapult>One Of These Days>This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*Suzy Greenberg*%*w/ Hayley Jane on vocals%w/ The Magnaterrestrial Dancers%%Richard James got an “Onstage Bachelor Party”. Hayley Jane & The Magnaterrestrial Dancers sat him in a chair center stage and danced around him. Then Boston promoter, Benny Tucker, came out as the famous dancer “Wookies And Cream” and gave a show of his own to the bachelor%%%w/ Luminous Fire and Flow sword fighting with Fire Swordslast_img read more

The New Mastersounds Announce Three-Night Colorado Run With Ghost-Note

first_imgFunk-rock quartet The New Mastersounds have added an upcoming three-night Colorado run to their 2019 20th-anniversary tour featuring vocalist Lamar Williams Jr., son of former Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams. Ghost-Note, the brainchild of master drummers Nate Werth and Robert Sput Searight, will join them for the three-night jaunt.The New Mastersounds and Ghost-Note will open up the run at Boulder’s Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 10th, followed by a two-night run at Denver’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th.The New Mastersounds Announce New LP, ‘Shake It’, Share New Single, “Let’s Go Back”, Add 2019 Tour DatesOn Monday, The New Mastersounds announced their forthcoming studio album, Shake It, set to arrive on September 13th via Color Red. Shake It will follow the 2018 releases of Renewable Energy and The Nashville Session 2, and marks the band’s first full release through guitarist Eddie Roberts‘ Color Red Music. To go with the album’s announcement, the group shared a new single, “Let’s Go Back”, featuring Lamar Williams Jr., which you can listen to below:The New Mastersounds ft. Lamar Williams Jr. – “Let’s Go Back”Tickets for The New Mastersounds’ upcoming Colorado run with Ghost-Note go on sale this Friday, May 17th at 10 a.m. (MST) via the band’s website.See below for a full list of The New Mastersounds’ 2019 tour dates.The New Mastersounds 2019 Tour Dates:5/15 – Portland, ME – Aura5/16 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One5/17 & 5/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl6/7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair6/8 – Central City, CO – Central Jazz7/4 & 7/5 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival7/6 & 7/7 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall7/9 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry7/10 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre7/11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage7/12 – New York, NY – Rock Off Concert Cruise7/13 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall9/13 – London, UK – Jazz Cafe9/20 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe9/26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West9/27 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House9/29 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall10/2 – Bend, OR – Domino Room10/3 & 10/4 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge10/5 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom10/10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre10/11 & 10/12 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom10/17 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge10/19 – St. Louis, MO – Atomic Cowboy PavilionView Tour Dateslast_img read more

April 1, 2003 On the Move

first_img April 1, 2003 Regular News Katrina Barcellona has joined the Public Defender’s Office for the 10th Judicial Circuit with offices in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. She joins the office’s trial division. Michael J. Maloney has joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. with offices at 2500 Maitland Center Parkway, Ste. 209, Maitland 32751, telephone (407) 875-0955. He concentrates in the area of real estate law. D. Craig Tingle has joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., with offices at 348 Miracle Strip Parkway S.W., Ste. 7, Fort Walton Beach 32548, telephone (850) 664-2229. He concentrates in the areas of real estate and financing. Carlos A. Souffront has joined Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 41st floor, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 577-7000. He concentrates in international commercial litigation and arbitration. W. Rogers Turner, Jr., has become a shareholder with and Jonathan L. Cooley has become an associate of Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Waranch, P.A., with offices at 200 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 2000, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 422-1455. Jerrold A. Wish, former general counsel at Hollywood Media Corporation, has joined Duane Morris LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 960-2200. He concentrates in commercial real estate transactions, residential and commercial development, lending transactions, and leasing. Jeffrey J. Walker, of Jeffrey J. Walker, P.A., has opened a new office in Boone, NC, with offices already located at 840 N.E. 20th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33304, telephone (954) 763-8871. He practices in personal injury and wrongful death, employment and labor litigation, and insurance coverage issues. John Robert Blue, former chief judge of the Second District Court of Appeal, has joined Carlton Fields, with offices at One Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave., Ste. 2300, St. Petersburg 33701, telephone (727) 821-7000. He joins the appellate practice and trial support group. Lincoln J. Connolly has become a member of and Howard A. Spier has been named a partner with Rossman, Baumberger & Reboso, P.A., forming Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A., with offices at 44 W. Flagler St., 23d floor, Miami 33130, (305) 373-0708. Spier represents injured railroad workers and Connolly practices in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Amy N. Dean, former Miami-Dade circuit court judge, has joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L., with offices located at 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 379-9000. She joins the litigation and dispute resolution department. Keith A. James has joined Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices at One Clearlake Centre, 250 Australian Ave., Ste. 500, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 835-8500. He practices in the areas of banking and general/corporate securities law. Richard B. Sabra has joined Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices at 200 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 2000, Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 524-5505. He joins the trusts and estates practice group. Sue Zabloudil, formerly with LNR Property Corporation in Miami, has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at One S.E. Third Ave., 28th floor, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 374-5600. She concentrates in real estate transactions. Lester B. Law has become a shareholder with and Cheryl L. Hastings has become associated with Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A., with offices at 5551 Ridgewood Dr., Ste. 501, Naples 34108, telephone (239) 514-1000. He practices in the trusts and estates group. William McCormick has relocated from the Sarasota office of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., to the offices at 200 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 1500, Miami 33131, telephone (954) 764-6660. He concentrates in general commercial litigation, construction litigation, and land use litigation. Antonio G. Revilla III and Steven A. Goldstein, former trial attorneys for the United States Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, have opened Revilla & Goldstein, P.A., with offices at 1900 S.W. 3rd Ave., Miami, 33129, telephone (305) 858-9970. The firm practices in the areas of immigration and nationality law and criminal defense. Robert N. Soloman, formerly of Frankfurt Garbus Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC, New York, NY, announces the opening of his private practice with offices at 488 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022, telephone (212) 826-5540. He practices in the areas of publishing, advertising, and art. David C. Willis has joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., with offices at Signature Plaza, Ste. 300, 201 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 872-7300. He practices in the areas of commercial, construction, intellectual property, and general civil litigation. Juan Carlos Ferrer, formerly with Akerman Senterfitt, has become a partner with Harper Meyer & Perez, LLP, forming Harper Meyer Perez & Ferrer, LLP, with offices at 701 Brickell Ave., Ste. 1650, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 577-3443. He concentrates in the areas of aviation, corporate, international banking and lending, and real estate. Marni Rogalsky has joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Greene, P.A., with offices now located at 375 S. County Rd., Palm Beach 33480, telephone (561) 655-2028. She practices in personal injury, wrongful death, and PIP suit litigation. Michael K. Wilson has joined Broad and Cassel with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1100, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 839-4200. He joins the construction litigation practice group. John J. Tress III has become associated with Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A., with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1900, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 423-9545. He concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice, civil litigation, contracts, and health care law. Shiv Narayan Persaud has become associated with de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP, with offices located at 332 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 422-2454. Michael A. Weeks has joined Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A., with offices at 222 Lakeview Ave., Esperante, Ste. 1250, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 838-4100. He concentrates in commercial litigation. Philip S. Kaprow has joined Killgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires, P.A., with offices at 2 S. Orange Ave., 5th floor, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 425-1020. Brenda M. Abrams, formerly of Abrams, Etter & Marks, has joined Hodgson Russ, LLP, with offices at 1801 N. Military Trail, Ste. 200, Boca Raton 33431, telephone (561) 394-0500. She joins the Florida marital and family law practice group. Cathy R. LeBeau has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices located at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 228-7411. She concentrates in the area of health care litigation. Jason M. Wandner, formerly of the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Weiner and Mycki Ratzen, P.A., announces the formation of Jason M. Wandner, P.A., with offices located at Wachovia Financial Center, Ste. 2690, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 375-6053. He concentrates in criminal and quasi-criminal defense litigation. Jameil C. McWhorter has joined Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., with offices at 215 N. Eola Dr., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 843-4600. He practices in commercial litigation, sports and entertainment law, family and marital law, and labor and employment law. Alane C. Laboda has been named a stockholder in Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., with offices at 1715 Monroe St., P.O. Box 280, Ft. Myers 33902, telephone (239) 334-4121. She concentrates in tort and insurance litigation. Cameron Yarbrough, former legislative director for the Department of Management Services, has joined Tew Cardenas Rebak Kellogg Lehman DeMaria Tague Raymond &Levine, LLP, with offices located at Monroe Park Towers, Ste. 725, 101 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850)841-7770. He will represent clients before the executive and legislative branches. Arnold D. Tritt, Jr., announces the opening of new offices for Tritt and Franson, P.A., with offices now located at 707 Peninsular Place, Jacksonville 32204, telephone (904) 354-5200. The firm concentrates in construction law and commercial litigation. Jonathan Morton has been named a partner with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, with offices at Miami Center, 20th floor, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 539-3300. He concentrates in commercial litigation. Marian Pearlman Nease, former partner with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Boca Raton, has joined Berger Singerman with offices at 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 1000, Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 525-9900. She joins the firm’s transaction team. Jason Mulholland, formerly with Swope Law Group, P.A., has formed Mulholland Law, P.A., with offices at 2701 W. Busch Blvd., Ste. 202, Tampa 33618, telephone (813) 334-0287. He practices in personal injury and insurance matters. Adam D. Horowitz has been named a partner at Gilbride, Heller & Brown, P.A., with offices at One Biscayne Tower, 15th floor, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-3580. He concentrates in nursing home and employment litigation and in representing religious and educational institutions. Sandra Braverman Hodes, former assistant attorney general in the office of the attorney general in Ft. Lauderdale, has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at Las Olas Centre II, 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 463-2700. She concentrates in commercial litigation. Stephen A. Mendelsohn has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP, with offices at 5100 Town Center Circle, Ste. 400, Boca Raton 33486, telephone (561) 955-7600. He practices in commercial litigation, employment, construction, and bankruptcy law. Jackson C. Kracht has joined Kirk Pinkerton, with offices at 720 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34236, telephone (941) 364-2400. He concentrates in litigation. Paul F. Hancock, former Florida deputy attorney general in charge of South Florida offices, has joined Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., with offices at 1111 Brickell Ave., Ste. 1900, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 459-6500. He concentrates in commercial litigation matters. Rafael DeJesus Pozo has been named a partner with Hightower & Weiser, forming Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, with offices in Miami Dade and West Palm Beach. He practices bodily injury and labor and employment law. Amanda J. Sharkey has joined Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, with offices at 2300 New World Tower, 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33132, telephone (305) 539-0909. She concentrates in corporate and insurance defense. Robert M. Stoler has joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. He practices in civil trial litigation, insurance defense litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights litigation. Kenneth A. Gordon has been named a partner at Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, LLP, with offices at 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 522-2200. He concentrates in marital and family law. Pamela M. Gordon, Stefen M. Wasserman, and Daniel J. Crilly have become associates with Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, LLP, with offices at 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 522-2200. Gordon concentrates in commercial litigation; Wasserman practices in marital and family law; and Crilly practices in intellectual property litigation. Curtis Murtha has become a shareholder in the firm now known as Sandefer & Murtha, P.A., with offices at 111 N. Belcher Rd., Ste. 202, Clearwater 33765, telephone (727) 726-5297. He concentrates in criminal defense matters and injury law. Richard A. Heinle has joined Pohl & Short, P.A., with offices at 280 W. Canton Ave., Ste. 410, Winter Park 32789, telephone (407) 647-7645. He practices corporate law. Carlton A. Bober & Thomas W. Paradise have joined Vernis & Bowling, P.A., with offices at 2514 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 408, Hollywood 33020, telephone (954) 927-5330. Both practice in civil liability defense. Christina Hall has joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., with offices at 100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2000, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 223-4253. She practices in civil trial defense. Nichole M. Mooney, Stephen R. Looney, and Joseph J. Van Heyde II, have been named shareholders of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., with offices at 800 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 1500, Orlando 32803, telephone (407) 841-1200. Mooney practices in the areas of commercial and employment litigation; Looney practices in the areas of tax, corporate, and health care law; and Van Heyde practices in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, and compensation plans. Dario A. Perez, Joey E. Schlosberg, Robert Cheng, and Kai E. Jacobs have been elected partners of Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices at 1500 Miami Center, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-6300. Perez practices in real estate and commercial litigation; Schlosberg practices in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and appellate law; Cheng practices in representing developers; and Jacobs practices in general commercial litigation and insurance defense coverage. David E. Bowers has become a shareholder with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., with offices located at Flagler Center Tower, Ste. 1100, 505 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 659-3000. He concentrates in the areas of estate planning, business planning and transactions, medical law, and employee benefits. Charles M. Tatelbaum and Stephen C. Hunt have joined Shutts and Bowen LLP, with offices at 1500 Miami Center, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-6300. Both concentrate in bankruptcy law. Christopher J. Schuster has joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, with offices at 2500 N. Military Trail, Ste. 480, Boca Raton 33431, telephone (561) 241-0414. He practices in general civil and commercial litigation as well as real property matters. Adriana Gomez has joined Hannah, Estes & Ingram, P.A., with offices at 37 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 300, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 481-9449. She practices in the areas of insurance defense and medical malpractice defense. Kimberly Sands has become a full-time mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, with offices at 125 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach 32114, telephone (386) 253-1560. She concentrates in complex civil litigation. Charles D. Thomas has become an associate of the law office of Michael J. Celeste, Jr., P.A., with offices at 580 Village Blvd., Brandywine Centre, Ste. 315, West Palm Beach 33409, telephone (561) 478-2447. He concentrates in workers’ compensation, personal injury, Social Security disability claims, and employment discrimination. Jean M. Croughan has become an associate with Karp Law Firm, with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and St. Lucie West. She practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, guardianships, and real estate. Joseph H. Graves has joined Schuler & Halvorson, P.A., with offices at 1615 Forum Place, Fourth Floor, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 689-8180. He practices in personal injury, product liability, maritime, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Philip Bloom, former circuit court judge in Miami-Dade County, has joined Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 41st floor, Miami 33131, (305) 577-7000. He joins the firm’s litigation practice. Darren D. Farfante, former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Washington, D.C., has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 228-7411. He concentrates in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, tax controversies, and partnership and contract disputes. Mary B. Thomas has joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201. N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. She concentrates in business litigation, securities litigation, and trial practice. David L. Whigham has joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. He practices in the areas of probate, estate planning, and trust administration. John A. Schifino has become a shareholder with Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. He practices in environmental law, eminent domain, and business litigation. Robert Blank was recently named shareholder with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, with offices located at 100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2000, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 223-4253. He practices in the areas of products liability, employment discrimination, medical liability, and commercial litigation. April 1, 2003 On the Movelast_img read more

Power + Communications + Sensors + Intelligence = A Connected Device

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Start with a device, such as a Brita filtered water pitcher, provide a power source (such as a battery), add the ability to communicate (such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth), install a sensor (in this case, the ability for the water pitcher to measure how much water has been poured since the last time the filter was replaced), and add intelligence (in the form of a microprocessor) and you have the very definition of a connected device.” That was the explanation that Tom Davis, SVP Finance and Technology at CSCU, gave to start off his keynote session at CSUC’s recently held 2017 Annual Conference that focused on the future of payments. The Brita Infinity water pitcher is just one example of a connected device. The number of connected devices is expected to pass 50 billion by the year 2020, according to Davis.Davis told the audience, made up of more than 350 plus credit union leaders that other changes they will be seeing that impact their business are APIs, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence. “APIs are simply a way for software systems to communicate with other software systems,” Davis explained. “The linkage to the topic of payments is that we will see more financial institutions allowing trusted third party innovators access to member account information for services such as personal financial management (PFM) and single view account aggregation, such as”Regarding the amount of data that is being generated, accumulated, and stored in the cloud, Davis pointed out that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute, Google processes 2.4 million queries per minute. Over 1 trillion photos are taken each year, mostly on smartphones. Every industry has its big data. “For a typical Fortune 1000 company, just a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income according to Forbes,” Davis said. continue reading »last_img read more

House passes CUNA-backed privacy notice clarification

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The House voted 275-146 in favor of a CUNA-backed bill Thursday that would provide privacy notice clarity. The Privacy Notice Technical Clarification Act (H.R. 2396) would update the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions.“This bill would provide credit unions the flexibility they need to ensure members have access to the relevant sections of the credit unions’ privacy policy,” said CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan.CUNA previously saw a victory in 2015 when President Barack Obama signed a highway funding bill into law, a bill that included provisions modernizing privacy notice requirements. H.R. 2396 would provide further clarifications.last_img read more

Magic behind Liverpool success revealed

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The Reds have now conceded at least seven fewer goals than any other Premier League outfit this season, and that record stems from the team’s ability to control the pitch. The large majority of football clubs have data analysis departments, but very few, if any at all, incorporate such knowledge into top-level decision-making and processes to the extent that Liverpool do. Michael Edwards, the club’s sporting director, is a former analyst himself having previously spent time at Portsmouth and Spurs. He’s since been promoted through the ranks at Anfield, with his current role centred around catering for the medium-to-long term interests of the club as well as ensuring that every department is seamlessly aligned. Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool FC, have a history of embracing data. John Henry ventured into baseball before exploring the world of football, and he’s renowned for offering Billy Beane, the man behind the concept of Moneyball, a $12.5m deal to become general manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2002. Read Also:Klopp names three Liverpool stars in contention to face Man Utd The leading figures on Merseyside have been assembled by FSG over time and are now making a difference to the team’s success behind the scenes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Liverpool’s sport-leading data science is providing Jürgen Klopp with the tools to change football matches as they’re happening. Liverpool duo Salah and Mane 87 minutes of football had been played in North London last Saturday, as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur clamoured in a desperate search for an equalising goal. Liverpool managed to gain a lead earlier in the contest through Roberto Firmino but had been unable to add to their tally, resulting in the final stages of the match descending into chaos, with the ball moving rapidly up and down the pitch, and Spurs missing a pair of excellent chances through Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso. But in one moment, Liverpool managed to kill Spurs’ momentum dead. As Dele Alli took control of the ball near the halfway line, Jürgen Klopp’s team morphed into a solid, narrow block and gave their opponents a simple ultimatum – ‘go around us’. 10 players wearing red had positioned themselves in the centre of the field, separated from back-to-front and from side-to-side by a total of no more than 20 yards.Unsurprisingly, the ploy worked and the contest ended with Liverpool securing their sixth clean sheet in a row.last_img read more

Absence ends in winner’s circle for Van Straten

first_imgBy Dave PanskeOSHKOSH, Wis. (May 9) – He’s been out of the sport for a while but Travis Van Straten hasn’t forgotten how to get to the winner’s circle.Van Straten picked up his first feature win ever at Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway Friday, also his first Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car victory in only four nights out since ending a 2½-year retire­ment this season. Larry Karcz Jr. took the lead for the first two laps before Van Straten moved in front. Jake Lun­derby, John Heinz and Larry Parshen bunched up in a battle for second as Van Straten pulled away from the field. Van Straten held a quarter-lap lead at the mid-point of the race. Heinz was running second and was starting to close the gap with Karcz Parshen and Harley Simon behind. A lone caution on lap 12 bunched the field and Karcz retook the runner-up spot on the restart with Heinz, Simon and Parshen behind. Karcz Hounded Van Straten for a couple laps before a battle for second allowed Van Straten to again pull away from the field. Once in front, Mike Mullen pulled away from the rest of the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified field. Defending track champion Todd Wiese was first across the stripe in the Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod feature.Other winners were Tim Reichenberger in the Outlaw Chassis Grand Nationals, Jerry Winkler in the Gold Star Racing Products Street Stocks and Erik Kollmann in the Ellington Mutual Insurance Dirt Devils.last_img read more

Defoe back to best – Villas-Boas

first_imgTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas thinks Jermain Defoe has rediscovered his deadly scoring touch just at the right time. Defoe played some of the best football of his career before Christmas, finding the net 13 times to silence the doubters who claimed he was no longer good enough to cut it in the Barclays Premier League. His form and fitness dipped just after the new year, however, thanks to a niggling pelvis problem. But Villas-Boas said: “It’s good because he had a blip in terms of goals, not performances – he was always sharp – but he had a couple of injuries. Now he is back he gives us that quality and confidence by scoring.” Press Associationcenter_img The 30-year-old went through a 12-game dry patch, but he looked back to his best on Sunday as he came off the bench to help inspire Tottenham to come from behind and beat Manchester City 3-1. Emmanuel Adebayor’s erratic form had led to fears that Spurs would not have the firepower to keep up with rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the run-in, but Defoe’s return gives Villas-Boas a welcome selection headache ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wigan. “Yes, it’s a big decision (to choose between Defoe and Adebayor), but we are extremely happy,” Villas-Boas added. “It’s very important for us to have Jermain back, particularly because he found the back of the net. Goalkeepers have been making impossible saves against him and he finally got the ball in the net the other day with a tremendous goal that helped us get the three points. “It’s good because he had a blip in terms of goals, not performances – he was always sharp – but he had a couple of injuries. Now he is back he gives us that quality and confidence by scoring.” Villas-Boas is likely to partner Defoe with Gareth Bale – who also scored on his return from injury against City. Aaron Lennon, arguably as important to Spurs this season as Player of the Year favourite Bale, failed a fitness test prior to last Sunday’s game, but Villas-Boas confirmed the England winger is fit to return from his three-week knee injury layoff this weekend. last_img read more

Fulham striker Moussa Dembele undergoing Tottenham medical

first_imgFulham striker Moussa Dembele is undergoing a medical at Tottenham and is expected to complete his move to White Hart Lane, Press Association Sport understands. Under the terms of the deal, the teenager is set to stay with the Championship strugglers for the remainder of the current campaign before joining Spurs in the summer. Mauricio Pochettino has been searching for another striker to ease the burden on Harry Kane and has cash to spare after selling Andros Townsend to Newcastle for £12million. Dembele joined Fulham from Paris St Germain in 2012 and has scored 11 goals all in competitions this season but his contract at Craven Cottage is due to expire in the summer. The deal could cause some degree of confusion as it comes just one day after unrelated midfielder Mousa Dembele signed a new three-year deal with the London club. Pochettino would not comment on the move. Speaking after Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth round win at Colchester, Pochettino said: “I never speak in public about rumours.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more