Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jake Miller, the rapper, singer, songwriter and all-around mega-teen heartthrob from Weston, Florida, will be melting the ears and hearts of all those in attendance at The Paramount in Huntington Monday, August 18, serenading concertgoers with his unique brand of life-affirming hip-hop magic.The 21-year-old, who got his break after homemade videos of himself rapping on YouTube went viral, signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2013 and released his debut album, Us Against Them—featuring his two singles “I’m Alright” and “What I Wouldn’t Give”—which immediately climbed to #1 on the iTunes charts. Born and raised in Weston, Miller has received praise from seemingly everywhere. Fox Weekly proclaimed him as the #1 Artist to Watch. A full-page article in The Miami Herald exclaimed “It’s Miller Time!” J-14 Magazine headlined Miller in their weekly Hot Music Alert section and YoungHollywood.com stated “South Floridian Teen Jake Miller (is) breaking through to the Music Mainstream.” Although Miller is currently enrolled at the University of Miami, he’s also touring nationwide. He keeps in constant touch with his fan base through social media—with more than 800,000 Facebook followers and about 500,000 Twitter followers. His steadily growing fan base, combined with his talent, is the perfect recipe for success and the reason why CBS Miami describes Miller as “The star on the rise.” His Internet success led him to open for Mac Miller in Fort Lauderdale in 2011. Miller is a natural performer, and following that performance, he opened with a live show for Snoop Dog in March 2011 in Pompano Beach. Miller never skipped a beat and a couple of months later (May 2011) he won the Samsung and T-Mobile National “Kick It with the Band” competition. He was then awarded $35,000 toward his music career, along with a music video with YouTube star Keenan Cahill. Miller immediately landed a November 2011 gig alongside Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Asher Roth at the “Think Pink Rocks” concert in West Palm Beach. From there he sang at the Y-100 Jingle Ball that December with Cody Simpson and We the Kings. Miller closed out that New Year at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Festival, singing next to Jason Derulo, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship. Courageously, Miller sang in front of an audience estimated at more than 200,000 people in March 2012 on both the Planet Pit Stage and the Power 96 Stage, which took his career to a whole new level. He then partnered up and sang at the “Z-100 Pep Rally” with Austin Mahone and Sammy Adams later in the year, further propelling his ascent to stardom.It’s been hit after hit and new fan after new fan swooning for the lil fella ever since!For all these reasons and so many more, this YouTube heartthrob is the star to look out for. Do not miss out on his uber-special stop at The Paramount in Huntington August 18!It’s Miller Time!Jake Miller, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. With Nick Tangora & The Karma Killers. paramountny.com $25, $35, $40. 8 p.m. Monday, August 18For more information on future shows at The Paramount in Huntington, check out their page in The Island Ear
Published on March 2, 2013 at 12:11 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Thirty-seven seconds remained in regulation, Syracuse and Virginia were tied and SU head coach John Desko called timeout. A never-predictable box-to-box affair was set to end with as little certainty as the previous 59 minutes and 20 seconds had been played with.But both coaches addressed their players with one near-constant pulsing in their heads: faceoffs. The Cavaliers knew one last defensive stand and the ball was all-but theirs. The Orange had to score, because it couldn’t win them.“To myself,” Desko said, “I’m not telling the guys that. To myself, ‘It’d be nice not to come out and have to faceoff in overtime.’”Mick Parks edged every faceoff man Desko threw his way. First was Chris Daddio, then Elliott Burr, and after halftime, Brendan Conroy. Parks beat them all. And when an Orange faceoff specialist did gain the advantage, UVA wings like Scott McWilliams or Rob Emery would sweep in and hammer the ball free of an SU stick. The Cavaliers routinely scooped up the ensuing ground balls, and UVA swept into possession after possession.Yet despite losing battle after faceoff battle, 16-5, the Orange triumphed 9-8 with a neutralizing defense and thrifty attack. Knowing restart possessions would be few and far between – just five in 63 minutes of lacrosse Friday – SU couldn’t afford overly risky passes in the half-field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There was one or two times where I fed it in and I wished I’d kind of – some guys came to me after and said ‘All right, we know what you’re doing out there,’” midfielder JoJo Marasco said. “But our defense got us the ball back every time.”While the Orange defense kept it in the game, the frustration of starting faceoff man Daddio became impossible to hide.To start the second quarter Daddio gained position on Parks. With the ball just inches from his pocket the UVA cavalry arrived, knocking him out of the play. McWilliams, Parks’ wingman, came up with the ground ball. And as Daddio jogged off defeated for the sixth time on nine tries, he threw a cross-check into Emery.“We were just looking for a change-up. I think that Chris had got them out and we knew this going in: They’re great with their wing play on faceoffs, they’re very aggressive, they’ll double pull, they’ll always try to put the ball back on the ground,” Desko said. “I’ve watched Virginia for a long time, they’re great ground-ball people. So if they’re not winning it their goal is to make checks and put the ball back on the ground and get it themselves or with their wings.”Burr took the next faceoff for Syracuse with 4:46 left in the second quarter and the game tied 4-4. He jumped the gun, giving the Cavaliers the ball. Ryan Tucker scored on the following possession.Parks cleanly beat Burr to start the second half. Conroy played out the remainder of regulation at the X, winning just one of six. Experience meant nothing. The junior Daddio struggled, as did his freshmen teammates. Parks is new to the X for UVA, too though. Virginia head coach Dom Starsia never expected him to take 76 percent against the Orange.“No, no. Overall, Mick’s a new faceoff guy for us and certainly it’s a little bit of an adventure,” Starsia said. “He’s pretty good. You know, and I thought we had a chance, but I really didn’t expect it – I don’t know the final stat but it seemed like we were a bit better.”But the goaltending of Bobby Wardwell and the physically dominant defending of Brian Megill, Brandon Mullins, Dave Hamlin and Kyle Carey punished the attacking Cavaliers just as badly as the UVA wings and Parks tormented SU’s faceoff men.Virginia beat the Orange 33-23 in ground balls, but with the ball on the ground in SU’s end Syracuse dominated. And in attack, SU took its time, circulating the ball around the perimeter and picking its spots. Just less than one of every three Orange shots was a goal.Still, with two potent attack forces waiting, only needing one chance to claim the full-field struggle as a win, Virginia knew it had the edge. Sure enough, Parks beat Daddio one more time, but Wardwell saved Matt White’s tame attempt, setting up Kevin Rice’s winner.Said Starsia: “We were certainly confident we were going to win the faceoff in the overtime.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini has blamed the congested Christmas fixture list for deepening injury crisis. The Chilean expressed his disgust over ‘too many’ matches played in during the Christmas period and believes that it could take a toll on Manchester City, given the amount of injury the Citizens have suffered, in recent weeks.Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic are already facing lengthy lay-offs due to injury. Skipper Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko have also joined the injury list, in recent times. Dzeko, was injured in a pre-match training session, minutes before Manchester City’s clash against Leicester City. Pellegrini, pointed fingers at the club’s congested fixture list, as a reason for enduring so many injuries.“I think the players play too many games during the year, especially the players of big teams because when they have an international break they must continue for their national squad,” he said. “Last year I remember playing nine games in December and nine games in January, it is difficult for the players to keep the high pace because in the Premier League the intensity of every game is very high.“I understand Boxing Day is important for English football, but Boxing Day is on December 26, I don’t know why we have to play the 28th and 1st January. Maybe we could play Boxing Day and one game more on the 30th before the end of the year. So one of the reasons may be that they play too many games, especially at the end of the year. Maybe it can also be the pitches are too hard, and a bit of bad luck. It is difficult to know exactly.”With Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic out with injuries and teenage Pozo, not the answer to Manchester City’s goal scoring worries,as showcased against Leicester City, Pellegrini could turn to midfielder James Milner, for providing a makeshift Center Forward. ”Milner can be an option and I have always said he is a very useful player for the squad. Maybe at some moments he wants to play more but whenever he plays in different positions, Milner is important. “That is why we keep him here and it is important he renews his contract with our team. Because inside and outside the pitch he is important to us.”Meanwhile, Manchester City concluded business as usual against Leicester City, as they defeated the foxes 1-0. A customary Frank Lampard goal in the 40th minute swayed all three points to Manchester City’s kitty. Manchester City meanwhile maintained their gap of three points with league leaders Chelsea FC, who sit comfortably with 39 points.
Platini has made no secret of his support for Qatar but denies he was influenced by Sarkozy, whose advisor for sport, Sophie Dion, was also arrested along with Platini.“It was time to give them the World Cup. I am for that. It’s my conviction,” he said at the time.Claude Gueant, Sarkozy’s erstwhile chief of staff and former interior minister, was also called in for questioning Tuesday by France’s Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police.The decision to award the event to Qatar ultimately led to a wider corruption probe that led to the overthrow of Blatter and Platini and the arrest of senior FIFA figures.Platini, 63, led UEFA until 2015 when he was banned from football for four years for ethics violations including receiving a two-million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from the disgraced former head of FIFA Sepp Blatter.Qatar has been accused of buying votes in its bid to stage the World Cup and a subsequent report by US independent investigator Michael Garcia unearthed an array of suspect financial dealings, many linked to Sandro Rosell, the ex-Barcelona president who served as a consultant for Qatar.Platini, a triple Ballon d’Or winner, was expected to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 before his fall from grace. He has been battling to clear his name ever since.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Michel Platini via @AFPParis, France | AFP | The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to the gas-rich Gulf state.Qatar was named to host the World Cup in a decision that triggered controversy over its suitability amid allegations of corruption that ultimately sparked FIFA’s worst ever scandal five years later.France’s Financial Crimes Prosecutors Office (PNF) opened a preliminary investigation in 2016 into allegations of corruption, conspiracy and influence peddling surrounding FIFA’s award of the World Cup to Qatar and also the 2018 tournament to Russia.According to Blatter, Qatar won hosting rights as a result of a deal with the French, derailing FIFA’s own “diplomatic arrangement” whereby hosting rights would go to Russia in 2018 and then to the United States four years later.The French investigation centres on alleged French intervention linked to Platini and former president Nicolas Sarkozy.According to the specialist magazine France Football, a “secret meeting” took place on November 23, 2010 at the Elysee Palace in Paris between Sarkozy, Qatar’s then-Prince (now Emir) Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and Platini, at that time both UEFA president and vice-president of FIFA.Just over a week later, FIFA awarded Qatar hosting rights for the 2022 tournament.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Fair OfficeThis year’s Thurston County Fair has baking, canning, brewing, and bee-keeping for the whole herd! But you’ll have to hurry—entries for many of this year’s open class food contests are due during the week before the fair opens:Open Class Baking: 3-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30Enter your favorite yeast or quick breads, cakes, cookies, candies, or pies. Remember to also enter the daily baking contests listed below and get free admission with your tasty baked treats.Open Class Beverages: 3-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23Ales, beers, ciders, and wines are all welcome in the beverage contests. Check the 2018 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.Open Class Preserved Foods: 3-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23 and Monday, July 30Enter your canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, jams and jellies, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods, plus many more preserved foods. Check the 2018 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.Open Class Honey: 3-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30 ONLYFrom Water White to Dark Amber and everything in between, test your cache of golden honey against the best in the South Sound in the open class honey contests. Honey entries will not be accepted with other preserved food entries on July 23.Participants can submit all open class food entries at Heritage Hall at the County Fairgrounds.For all the best bakers with flour to spare, be sure to enter the Dessert of the Day contests during fair week. Bakers who present their Dessert of the Day entry at the gate get free admission to the fair for the day!Thursday, August 2—Chocolate Cake ContestFriday, August 3—Cookie ContestSaturday, August 4—“Berry Best Pie” Contest sponsored by Spooner’s Berry FarmsSunday, August 5—Cupcake ContestParticipants can find all of the information and details to compete in open class food contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests in the 2018 Exhibitor’s Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year’s calendar of events from July 23 through August 5. Download the complete 2018 Exhibitor’s Guide at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.For more information on the 2018 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide, contest entry forms, or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at 360-786-5453 or visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.“Have an ‘Egg-citing’ time at the Thurston County Fair!”Aug 1- Aug. 5