The 1975 Salutes Talking Heads In New Video, “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” [Watch]

first_imgFollowing the release of their new album on Friday, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, English pop band The 1975 has shared a new music video for their single “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)”.Directed by Warren Fu, the new music video sees The 1975 putting their own spin on footage from Jonathan Demme’s classic Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense. The new video opens up with lead singer Matt Healy sleeping backstage before a concert, followed by Healy coasting off into a dreamlike series of events. Clad in an oversized gray suit reminiscent of Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne, Healy finds himself performing at a show in front of a house band, before he notices he’s missing his lips, and coasts back off into a dream. Healy’s pants blow up at one point, and the singer starts drowning in his oversized suit, as he continues to coast in and out of reality.Watch the new video for “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” below:The 1975 – It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)[Video: The 1975]For more information on The 1975’s upcoming tour dates and new album, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

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NPFL: Rejuvenated Nasarawa United spank Enyimba

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Nasarawa United snaps midfield maestro Nasarawa United Football Club recorded another home win in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday by defeating Enyimba International of Aba 2-0 at the Lafia Township Stadium. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 2019/2020 NPFL Match Day 21 fixture saw hosts Nasarawa United playing with much more vigour to beat the Enyimba side. They opened scores in the 33rd minute through Chinedu Ohanachom who latched onto the ball parried away by the Enyimba goalkeeper to blast home from close range. In spite of the advantage, the home team attacked with more determination, but failed to break down the Enyimba defence till the game went on break. In the second half, both teams came out with exciting attacking options, but made no breakthrough till the 87th minute. Substitute Dauda Maigishiri received a decent pass from Haggai Katoh to place the ball in the right hand corner of the net to make it 2-0. Fatai Osho, the Head Coach of Enyimba, expressed disappointment over the loss, but attributed it to a change in team selection due to their upcoming continental fixture. Osho said: “We rested some players today (Sunday) bearing in mind we have to play that particular match, and I think in some form that affected our performance today. “But we have to congratulate Nasarawa United because they also worked hard for the victory.”Tags: Chinedu OhanachomEnyimbaNasarawa Unitednpfllast_img read more

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The changing face of Figueroa

first_imgThe Figueroa Corridor is made up of the area surrounding campus. Kelvin Kuo | Daily Trojan It’s hard not to miss the turquoise-clad officers riding bikes along Figueroa Street, or the signs promoting the Figueroa Corridor that dot lampposts around USC. But the Figueroa Corridor Partnership does a lot more for the community than students might realize. Established in 1998, the partnership — which includes the area between the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and Flower Street and Vermont Avenue — aims to stimulate economic growth and make the Corridor attractive to businesses.According to Steve Gibson, executive director of the partnership, the goal of the non-profit group is to promote a positive environment for businesses and customers.“We want to provide clean and safe services, which are the basics for providing an enjoyable Corridor,” Gibson said.The partnership was started by former USC President Steven B. Sample and Darryl Holter, current chair of the partnership’s Board of Directors and the CEO of the Shammas Group, a business made up of several properties based south of Downtown. Both men were troubled by the Corridor’s conditions in 1998 — and understandably so.“The local Chevrolet dealer was told by General Motors to relocate to a better neighborhood, area museums saw attendance drop significantly [and] the University of Southern California had trouble recruiting students,” the partnership’s website reads.After the partnership formed, things turned around.The Corridor has attracted more than $2.2 billion in investments since the partnership’s inception, much of which has come in the form of new housing complexes and businesses, as well as a multi-million-dollar restoration of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum completed in 2003.“We have built new housing complexes such as University Gateway in order to stop profit-driven landowners from converting working-class properties into insufficient student housing,” Holter said.The increase in investments has also had a positive effect on property owners, said Margret Farnum, retired chief administrative officer of the Coliseum Commission.“Property owners have taken more pride in their buildings and have upgraded them, creating a new sense of life in the area,” Farnum said.Small businesses such as the Vagabond Inn have also profited from the partnership, according to Charles Valentino, the inn’s director of operations.“With the removal of graffiti and cleanliness of the sidewalks, you can now tell when you go in and out of the Corridor,” Valentino said.Also monitoring the Corridor’s streets are safety ambassadors, who patrol the area on bikes.David Roberts, USC’s associate director of local government relations, said these ambassadors have worked tirelessly to make the Corridor a crime-free area.“[They] are watchful eyes on the streets,” he said.Even business owners operating outside the boundaries of the Corridor said they appreciated having that extra set of eyes.“The bike control is a great calming influence on the Figueroa area,” said Patsy Carter, proprietor of The Inn at 657 located just outside the Corridor at 657 W. 23rd St.But the partnership hasn’t just been good for businesses. USC continues to be an integral part of the partnership and has benefitted greatly from the improved Corridor, Roberts said.“The partnership has changed the perspective of folks visiting USC and Exposition Boulevard and improved the quality of life in the Corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods,” he said.The partnership has an annual budget of approximately $1 million. Members pay extra taxes based on their assessed property value, which is returned to the partnership from the government — extra money they say is well spent.“In my 42 years working for the Coliseum, I have never felt so safe walking around the Corridor,” Farnum said. “It feels almost like home.”last_img read more

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Thurston County COVID-19 Update: Dr. Yu Letter to Community

first_imgFacebook1.1kTweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyLetter to the Community: June 16, 2020Many of you have asked the question about Thurston County moving to phase 3, and I want to let you all know I will be recommending that our county applies to move to phase 3. I made this decision because so many of us are impacted by the three months of staying home, staying healthy. COVID-19 is here to stay and we need to be able to function as safely as possible, knowing exposure to the disease is a possibility. As a public health practitioner, my job is to prevent disease transmission. If an exposure occurs, I need to respond, identify early, and contain the spread of the disease to avoid complications or deaths. I cannot do this alone. Everyone who is able to, should wear a face covering when out in public and stay at least 6 feet away from others.Our public health workforce is very good, but we cannot do the prevention for you. We can respond to reports of cases and outbreaks and help to contain the spread. The case numbers have risen lately because we had an outbreak in a long-term care facility and another cluster of cases among a group of friends/co-workers. Hospitals have the capacity to take care of sicker patients. We have testing available in our community. For the most part, people who are sick are staying home and limiting contacts. If only they kept their 6 feet of distance and wore face coverings before they got sick, we would not have exposure and more cases!Preventing disease is always better. It is something you can do. I am concerned because people continue to ignore wearing face coverings when they are in public. People are gathering in groups and not keeping their physical distance. I know you are eager to get back to seeing your friends and enjoying your activities but please keep that 6 feet of distance and use a face cover if you are within 6 feet of others. The three months of imposed restrictions is not a strategy I want to repeat but I will not hesitate to recommend that we return to a previous phase if the prevention steps are not being taken. We do not have the resources to enforce the face covering directive, but that does not mean you should ignore it. You need to be responsible and protect your family and friends. Highly vulnerable folks are better off continuing to limit their outings and social contacts. As we saw with the long-term care facility outbreak, we have an increase in hospitalizations and deaths when the elderly and high risk become infected. Our ability to contain this disease relies heavily on every citizen doing their part. We need to continue to prevent the spread of this disease.Seven ways YOU can prevent the spread of COVID-19: I need all 290,000+ Thurston County residents and the thousands who visit us to follow this advice!Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 6 feet away from other people.Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when you are in public. Cover your cough and then wash your hands.Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without cleaning your hands first.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.Stay home when you are sick.Avoid crowds.Thank you for your diligence and staying healthy!Diana T. Yu, MD, MSPH, Acting Health Officer, Thurston Countylast_img read more

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