The beloved Long Island arena Nassau Coliseum closed down in 2015, with the promise of new ownership and major renovations. Well, that promise has been fulfilled, as the Coliseum has now announced it’s first post-renovation concert, a sure-to-be awesome evening with hometown hero Billy Joel on April 5th. Joel actually played the venue’s final show when it closed last year, bringing along Paul Simon, Kevin James, and Governor Andrew Cuomo for surprise appearances in front of an excited but emotional audience.Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which runs the highly successful Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, will lead the charge on the venue’s grand re-opening. CEO Brett Yormark promised to take a similar approach with the new Nassau Coliseum, saying “[t]he first couple of months we really want people to sample all the different types of programming that will take place — whether it’s world-class concerts, obviously, boxing, MMA, family shows and the like. We’re really going to showcase the diversification of our programming mix and give people a lot to think about. That was pretty much how we opened Barclays Center, and we’re going to do the same out there.”The new-and-improved Nassau Coliseum will seat 14,500 for concerts, 13,500 for basketball games and 13,000 for hockey games. Interestingly enough, the venue is will be versatile in its ability to host events of all sizes, with different configurations ranging from 4,000 to 16,000 people, depending on the event. Another intriguing piece of information is the Coliseum’s new “All Access Pass” membership program, which provides subscribers with lower-level seats to every event at the venue, along with a VIP entrance and a private club in the arena.Tickets to Billy Joel’s show on April 5th can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com Friday, October 14th, with a pre-sale for American Express holders starting on Thursday the 13th.In honor of the venue’s reopening, check out a few clips from a few of the many classic concerts that took place at the old Nassau Coliseum. Included below are full sets from Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and the Grateful Dead, with some Billy Joel and Phish thrown in there for good measure. Welcome back Nassau Coliseum! [Story via Newsday // Photo via Billboard.com]
Equifax, the latest company to be embroiled in a massive data breach, is facing questions from two top U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle.According to a report in Reuters, Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden want the CEO of Equifax, Rick Smith, to provide a timeline of the breach event. Specifically, they want information on when the breach happened, when the board and authorities were alerted and when the three executives who sold shares in August were notified. One of those executives is the CFO of the company.Backlash is mounting, particularly since a report surfaced that the three executives sold their shares immediately after the company discovered the cyberattack. “The scope and scale of this breach appears to make it one of the largest on record, and the sensitivity of the information compromised may make it the most costly to taxpayers and consumers,” the letter to Equifax’s CEO stated, as Reuters reported. Citing regulatory filings, Reuters previously reported that the executives sold the shares, which were worth around $1. 8 million, three days after the breach was discovered. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The 7th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team received their first win of the season by defeating the St. Michael’s Lady Trojans 25-18, 23-25, 15-14. It was a tight match. The Cardinals served up 80% of their serves. The lead score was Ashley Hunter with 10 points. Rachel Suttmann contributed 8 points followed by Kalli Obermeyer and Cora Roth with 7 points each and Lucy Aplanalp and Jaelyn Owens with 1 point each. Sophia Hohenstein had her best passing game to help setup the offense. The offense was led by Suttmann and Abplanalp with 2 hits and Obermeyer and Hohenstein with 1 each. The Cardinals worked hard and dug deep within side themselves to pull the win out against a well-rounded team. The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team served a solid game to defeat the St. Michael’s Lady Trojans 25-24, 25-23. The Cardinals serves kept them in this game. Isabelle Wonnell led the team with 8 points followed by Catherine Streator 7 points, Lilly Schebler 6 points, Kate Weber 3 points and Rhea Miller, Ella Moster and Claire Saner 2 points each. Maggie Beiser and Ingrid Tuveson supported the team with their passing skills from the back row. Ava Owens was able to connect with the ball for a kill.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.
Press Association Dan Parks and Weir swapped penalties in the third quarter before Parks’ replacement Craig Ronaldson landed a brace of kicks during a promising Connacht spell. But the league’s bottom side struggled to get their attack going and had flanker Mata Fifita sin-binned for a late tackle, leaving Weir to sew up the result for Glasgow. The Warriors had the first use of a strong wind and hit the front in the fifth minute when Van der Merwe crashed over from close range, rewarding his forwards for a good early spell of possession. Weir converted and the Scots’ driving play and crisp handling at close quarters kept them in the ascendancy. Mark Bennett tried his luck from a penalty in his own half but dropped it short. Parks, who lost his half-back partner Kieran Marmion to a hip injury, responded with a penalty from in front of the posts, but indiscipline and handling errors were beginning to cost Connacht as Weir extended Glasgow’s advantage. A peach of a strike from the 22-year-old fly-half, five metres in from the touchline, was followed by a close-in kick in the 33rd minute as Connacht fell 10 points behind. Pat Lam’s side improved approaching half-time, a Park penalty attempt falling short into the wind before the home forwards went close to forcing their way over the try-line. Connacht’s challenge ran out of steam in windy Galway as recent RaboDirect PRO12 pacesetters Glasgow Warriors turned in an assured display for a 19-12 win. Kiwi flanker Jake Heenan, one of Connacht’s best performers so far this season, set the standard again in terms of work-rate but Glasgow looked comfortable on the resumption. Parks misjudged the wind when drawing a left-sided penalty wide before he right-footed home from much closer in with 51 minutes gone. However, Connacht coughed up a cheap three points in return, the Warriors lifting their game and attacking in the 22 with Weir nailing the resulting kick. Ronaldson fired home an inviting first penalty on his introduction, rewarding the home pack for a lineout steal and strong scrum, and Glasgow were beginning to look frustrated that they had failed to shake Connacht off their tails. Ronaldson missed a difficult second shot at the uprights but it was his brilliant break which injected some much-needed pace into the Connacht attack entering the final quarter hour. Although a scrum penalty on the 22 allowed Ronaldson to close the gap to four points, Glasgow were rock solid on restarts and an angled run from Van der Merwe almost led to a second try. Niko Matawalu was then floored by a late challenge from Fifita as he launched a kick chase and there was no way back for 14-man Connacht, with a 79th-minute penalty from Weir sealing a seven-point Glasgow success. The Scottish side kept their error count low and took most of their scoring chances, with Duncan Weir kicking 14 points from five successful attempts on goal. Canadian winger DTH van der Merwe scored an early try to celebrate the birth of his daughter Nola Grace this week, with Weir’s accurate kicking boosting Glasgow’s lead to 13-3 by half-time.
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down obvious · 268 weeks ago There are more women what about rosa parks Report Reply 2 replies · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 268 weeks ago What Rosa Parks did, although courageous and it helped fuel a movement that still is ongoing today, had nothing to do with democracy. She was an social activist. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 268 weeks ago I think people are missing the point. What Rosa Parks did was great, but the fact that Susanna Salter is from Sumner County is why we wish to promote her. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Susanna SalterSubmitted to Sumner Newscow â€” The Sumner County Economic Development Commission is starting a campaign to get Susanna Salter’s picture on the new $10 bill.Â The theme is democracy and her being elected as the first woman mayor of the United State from Argonia and possibly the world makes her a great candidate for this honor, said Janis Hellard, SCEDC Director.Â Please go to the following and leave comments of support: – #thenew10 – Facebook and Twitter; https://thenew10.treasury.gov; the Wichita Eagle article and the Wichita Business Journal article.Â Also check out the SCEDC website www.gosumner.com, Facebook – Sumner County Economic Development Commission, and Twitter @scedc1 for more information about Mrs.Salter and this effort.“Please share this with anyone you know and ask that they comment on the Treasury website, Facebook and Twitter,” Hellard said. “Let’s really get the support going.Â This would be incredible for Argonia, Sumner County and Kansas.”Follow us on Twitter.