While there may be a lot of things wrong with the world we live in today, the new season of South Park just started last night, so thats at least one recent event that we can mark in the “win” column. Known for their bitingly clever satire and absurdist sense of humor, the show has frequently riffed on popular music and artists, from gay fish Kanye West, to the “mysterious” true identity of Lorde, to crunchy “Hippie Jam Fest 2005” headliners Phish.Last night, the show kicked off its 21st (?!) season, and while the kids are still somehow in elementary school decades later, their humor hasn’t lost step with the art of topical humor. In the episode, the main “joke” is that, in order to increase jobs, tasks for which we’ve gotten used to relying on electronics are replaced by actual human laborers. Perpeturally-spoiled and bratty character Eric Cartman learns of this “advancement” when his precious voice-activated “Alexa” device disappears and his mom informs him that she has replaced it with a “Jim Bob.”Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform Fiery Medley Of “HUMBLE.” & “DNA.” At The Video Music Awards“Jim Bob,” it turns out, is a fat redneck wielding a bunch of cell phones and other devices to “replicate” the functions of “Alexa.” As part of demonstrating the abilities of the “Jim Bob,” responds to a command to “Play Kendrick Lamar” with a hilarious twangy southern country reinterpretation of his recent smash hit, “HUMBLE.”You can watch the hillbilly “HUMBLE.” below, via Hulu:For comparison, in case you have been living under a rock since April, here’s the original version of Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” for comparison:New episodes of South Park air Wednesday nights on Comedy Central.Kendrick Lamar completed a full-blown national arena tour this summer behind his critically and commercially successful LP, DAMN., and recently won 6 awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, where he performed a medley of two DAMN. tracks complete with flaming ninjas and more pyrotechnic brilliance. The rapper has no tour dates or projects currently announced, but with his recent success, it’s hard to imagine that being the case for too long.[h/t – Pitchfork]
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York City police officers broke up a heated argument Wednesday night during a public hearing on a proposed liquefied natural gas import facility being considered off the South Shore of Long Island.The spat briefly halted the hearing at the Hilton Garden Inn’s JFK Airport hotel in Queens, where most speakers voiced opposition to the plan during the otherwise civil, lone New York hearing on the proposal’s draft environmental impact statement. No arrests were made but tensions remained high.“The preferred proposed project location….is literally smack-dab in the middle of the proposed location for the Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Project,” said Andrea Leshak, legal fellow with the Natural Resources Defense Council, to federal officials at the hearing. “It would be the height of irony—and a damaging energy policy—to privilege the construction of a fossil fuel import facility over a much-needed and overdue renewable offshore wind facility.”The U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration will decide whether to approve the LNG deepwater import facility license application by Liberty Natural Gas, a company based in Jersey City, for the proposal known as Port Ambrose, which is named for the New York shipping channel. It would be anchored in water more than 100 feet deep about 20 miles south of Long Beach in the Atlantic Ocean.Critics include environmentalists opposed to fossil fuels, South Shore residents worried about potential accidents impacting their homes and fishing groups that don’t want to see their fishing grounds become off limits. Supporters are mostly unions seeking jobs for their members.Read More: Long Island’s Offshore LNG Port Proposal’s Critics Fear Fracking Exports on Horizon The company behind the proposal said that the port would not take away the proposed wind farm. “There is plenty of room for wind farm development to coexist with Port Ambrose,” Liberty Natural Gas said on their website promoting Port Ambrose.Critics also remain concerned that—if approved—Port Ambrose would seek regulatory approval to export from the facility, tying the issue into the debate over the controversial natural gas drilling practice known as fracking, which was recently banned in New York.Roger Whelan, Liberty’s CEO, has told the Press: “There is no truth to the claim.”But Sean Dixon, a former attorney for Clean Ocean Action, has said that federal law doesn’t always require hearings for deepwater port license amendments, making the switch from import to export easier than the current process.Federal officials overseeing the hearing—who repeatedly reminded the crowd that they have not already made up their minds on the application—have extended the written public comment period through Feb. 10. The public can submit comments here. If the process continues moving forward as planned, two more public hearings would occur later this year, officials said.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have the power to veto the proposal, but have yet to weigh in on the Port Ambrose plan.
There’s every indication that Amos is on the radar of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), with Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr recently stating that there were some good Nigeria-eligible players in Queens Park Rangers, without revealing their identities.Amos posted on Instagram with a photo of him wearing a Super Eagles training kit: “PROUD NIGERIAN. Not so proud of no trim for three months but truly thankful for the life I live and for all that I am. (As you can tell I’m also proud of my 1st ever BBQ.”Amos does not have to apply for a change of association because the two games he played for England U-18s were non-binding – friendlies against Switzerland and Russia in 2015.The 23-year-old has featured in 25 matches for Queens Park Rangers in the Championship this season and registered his name on the score sheet twice.Meanwhile, Amos has revealed his battles with injuries, changing positions and competing with the likes of now England star Harry Winks and talented youngster Josh Onomah.The 23-year-old joined Spurs as a winger, but then had spells in the number 10 role and both full-back positions during his youth team days before eventually settling in his familiar central midfield berth.At age 16, he earned his academy scholarship and, at school, achieved eight A-grade GCSEs – including one in French – and two A*s in Geography and Physics.It got a little tougher as a nasty bout of Osgood-Schlatter disease (inflammation of the pateller ligament) impacted his performances and the emergence of Onomah and Winks at Spurs saw his playing time reduced.“Looking back, it all makes sense, but at age 16-17, I didn’t know what I was doing. I shot up in height and lost all of my coordination,” Amos told the QPR website.“I was never the most confident when I was younger either and I would compare myself to other players – teammates and opponents – and make myself feel inferior. It was really hard.“It’s so natural to compare yourself, everyone does it, but it doesn’t benefit you at all. I’m not like that now. I’m not intimidated by any player and am in a good place.”A brief loan spell at Southend United gave Amos his first taste of senior football in 2017 and 12 months later he made the temporary switch to Stevenage.The rough-and-tumble of regular League Two football saw him return to Spurs, in his own words, “as a man” and that summer he headed to America on Tottenham’s pre-season tour.On the opening day of the season, he came off the bench to help Spurs to a Premier League victory away at Newcastle United and it seemed only a matter of time before he would earn a first start for the club.But in the final week of September 2018, he was disappointed not to be named in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad to play Watford in the EFL Cup and, at the same time, the Amos family were told by their landlord that he needed his house back.On the Friday of that week, Amos travelled to Blackburn for an U-23s match and, 20 minutes into the match, he went to close down an opponent and that would prove to be his last involvement in a competitive match for 11 months.“It was one freak moment. I went to press – I must have done that a million times in my life – but this one time I went to turn then everything in my knee just crunched and clicked,” he said.“I instantly thought ‘I’ve worked so hard for so long to get into this position and now it’s all going to be taken away from me. I’m so close to the first team, so close to the Premier League’. That’s all I could think about.“I limped to the changing room by myself and when I got in there I just started crying. My knee swelled up straight away, the pain was unbearable and the doctors gave me loads of pain killers, but it wouldn’t stop it.”Amos was met by his dad at Spurs’ training ground after a long, painful journey home and a scan a week later revealed the full extent of the injury.“Best-case scenario, I was hoping six weeks and in my head, I thought realistically it’s going to be three months. I thought I’d push it and would be back in January,” he added.His reality and the actual reality proved to be very different. Amos had ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and by the January he was still waiting for the green light to begin running in straight lines again.A visit to the Aspetar clinic in Qatar provided Amos with a healthy change of scenery during his rehab and many tears of pain and anguish were shed as he fought his way back to full fitness over the next nine months.“I can remember every day of my recovery but, at the same time, it is like a blur. I tried to maximise every single second that I had and I found energy that I didn’t know I had,” he said.“I’d been on top of the world, was training with the first team and was one pick away from starting in the Premier League and I wanted to get back into that position as quickly as possible.“There were days that were overwhelming, where I’d be in the gym and would have to go and hide in the altitude chamber to let some tears out and then get back into the gym.”He added: “Emotionally, that was just as hard as physically. I had a lot of people around me who felt my pain and that helped me a lot.“What was also really hard was when the team were doing well. I remember when Tottenham got into the semi-final of the Champions League and everyone was so happy and excited, but I was on my own working in the gym thinking ‘I’ve potentially missed one of the biggest moments of my life’.“It made me so determined to get back, though. That was the positive, if you like.“Sometimes I’d be asking for more and the physios would say ‘no, go home’ so I’d sneak into the academy gym where they couldn’t see me and do some extra work on my upper body. I know I couldn’t have worked any harder.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Though Luke Amos had represented England at the age-grade level; the London-born Nigerian has never hidden his quest to represent the country of his father-Nigeria at the senior levelTottenham Hotspur-owned midfielder, Luke Amos has stated that he was open to represent the Nigeria national team in his latest social media post. Though born in London, Amos qualifies to represent the Super Eagles through his Nigerian father, but it’s England who had approached him first and he has two caps for the Young Lions at U-18 level.When sounded out about the prospect of turning out for the Super Eagles, the Queens Park Rangers star refused to rule out the possibility of switching his international allegiance from England to Nigeria.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 6, 2013 at 9:12 am Contact Michael: mj[email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Doug Marrone came to Syracuse with a 3-ring binder containing the plan that would rebuild his alma mater. At first it wasn’t easy — or pretty — as Marrone handed the keys to graduate student Greg Paulus, the former Duke point guard and Syracuse native, who did his best in guiding the Orange during the first transition year.But four wins became eight wins in just the second season Marrone was at the helm, and suddenly he had brought the Orange back to a bowl game for the first time since 2004.That momentum fostered new expectations within the Syracuse program. It seemed Marrone was certainly the right man for the job, a no-nonsense coach who could motivate players to reaching their potential.The 2011 season, though, yielded mostly frustration. An impressive 5-2 start was offset by a disastrous five-game losing streak to end the season. The two words Syracuse fans can’t bear to hear were uttered: Greg Robinson.Somewhere between that collapse and the start of 2012, something changed deep within the Syracuse program. Marrone called it senior leadership and a closeness none of his former SU teams could match.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt produced nothing but grit, toughness and an ability to fight back. Rather than stumbling into December, the Orange soared. Marrone led a team that went 6-1 over the final seven games of the season, winning at home, on the road and even against a Southeastern Conference opponent.The wondrous turnaround was capped by a thorough beating of West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl against Dana Holgorsen, one of the brightest young coaches in college football. Doug Marrone did his job.And so now we look back on some of his greatest games as Syracuse head coach, as all signs indicate he has prowled the Carrier Dome sidelines for the last time. Here is my list of his top-five games:5. 9/19/2009 — Syracuse 37, Northwestern 34After an overtime loss to begin the season, and a 21-point loss on the road at Penn State, Doug Marrone finally earned his first win for the Orange in front of 40,251 in the Carrier Dome. It was an exciting game, a high-scoring game, and it provided fans with a glimmer of hope that Marrone and Paulus might be able to work some magic.4. 10/9/2010 — Syracuse 13, South Florida 9The drive. Ryan Nassib led the team on a 98-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to give the Orange its first Big East road win under Marrone. For Nassib, then a quarterback many SU fans had doubts about, this leadership and poise foreshadowed the command he would demonstrate as a senior in 2012. In a season defined by winning on the road, this win was perhaps the most impressive.3. 12/30/2010 — Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34Suddenly there was life, as Doug Marrone led a feisty, road-tested team into his hometown of New York City to a bowl game for the first time since 2004. His team performed beautifully, with Delone Carter chugging along for 198 yards and earning the Most Valuable Player award, while quarterback Ryan Nassib and wide receiver Marcus Sales developed a connection that would prove fruitful for the rest of their careers. Marrone, the boy from the Bronx, saw his dream come true.2. 11/10/12 — Syracuse 45, Louisville 26There was something about ranked teams playing in the Carrier Dome that suited Doug Marrone well. One year after Syracuse blasted West Virginia, a team ranked as high as No. 11 in the country, by 26 points, he and his staff put together a game plan that trounced Louisville, the 10th-ranked team in the nation, one week after a disappointing loss to Cincinnati. It was the start of a four-game winning streak to end the season and demonstrated how lethal the new offense can be when clicking on all cylinders. The Cardinals, considered by many to be the best team in the Big East, went on to trounce No. 3 Florida in the Sugar Bowl, which only further validated the quality of that win.1. 12/29/12 — Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14You have to wonder if this was the perfect way to leave, back in New York City for the second time against a former Big East rival, in the snow and cold for a grind-it-out game that suited Marrone’s personality. It certainly seemed like an ideal finish, especially as Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith ran over, through and around a West Virginia team that was outmatched for most of the game. Afterwards Marrone smiled in his post game press conference, perhaps more than any other game I’ve covered in the last three years. He seemed content for the first time in a long while, the fruits of his labor finally showing through to cap a successful season. It was his second bowl appearance — and second bowl win — in four years. Syracuse football was back. It was relevant again. Comments
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