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Infamous Stringdusters, LCD Soundsystem Win First Grammy Awards

first_imgBruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, with Mars taking home six statues and Lamar earning five awards. While their victories didn’t come as that big of a shock, there were a few first-time winners that caught our eye.Festival favorites The Infamous Stringdusters picked up their first Grammy last night when their 2017 release Laws of Gravity was named Best Bluegrass Album. Founded in 2007, the band—Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)—has put out eight studio albums and recently announced the launch of their new record label. “Cannot thank you all enough for being along for this ride!,” The Infamous Stringdusters said in a statement. “Winning this award was made even better by sharing the honor with Rhonda Vincent.” (In a rare tie, Vincent’s’ All The Rage – In Concert Volume One also won a Best Bluegrass Album award). After a handful of past nominations, LCD Soundsystem earned their first-ever Grammy for their 2017 single “Tonite”, which took home Best Dance Recording. Their comeback album American Dreams was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, though it lost to The National‘s Sleep Well Beast.Interestingly, electronic music legends Kraftwerk earned their first in-competition Grammy at last night’s show, despite having already been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The pioneering German outfit beat out a much younger field to win Best Electronic/Dance Album for their 2017 release 3-D The Catalogue, a record that was borne out of a retrospective project the band showcased at museums and music venues.In a less surprising move, the winners in the blues categories were decidedly on the older side as well. Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ picked up Best Contemporary Blues Album for their collaborative release TajMo, while rock icons The Rolling Stones won Best Traditional Blues Album for Blue & Lonesome, their first studio release in 11 years.Portugal. The Man beat out rising pop stars The Chainsmokers and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee to win their first Grammy, an award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their single “Feel It Still”. Evidently, the group didn’t take the honor very seriously, as their acceptance speech saw frontman John Gourley pretend to wipe his butt with the trophy while bassist Zach Carothers declared “Hail Satan!”.Other winners at last night’s ceremony included John McLaughlin (Best Improvised Jazz Solo), Alabama Shakes (Best American Roots Performance), Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song), The War on Drugs (Best Rock Album), and many more. You can check out the full list of winners here.last_img read more

The 5 most effective marketing strategies for financial services

first_imgDeveloping marketing strategies for financial services means considering a range of elements which include:Your organization’s goals & objectivesTarget marketsNew & emerging marketsYour organization’s strengths & weaknessesResources availableHowever, no matter what your goals or the financial services you provide, effective marketing strategies can help you to focus efforts so that you can better reach targets and goals.These 5 financial services marketing strategies are a good place to start for many: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Arsenal provide fitness updates on new signings David Luiz and Kieran Tierney ahead on Newcastle clash

first_imgArsenal provide fitness updates on new signings David Luiz and Kieran Tierney ahead on Newcastle clash Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 9 Aug 2019 12:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney is struggling with a groin problem (Picture: Getty)Emery said: ‘We’re delighted Kieran is joining us.‘He’s a very talented player who will continue to improve. He increases our options defensively and I look forward to him joining our group.’As well as signing two players on deadline day, Arsenal also sanctioned the departure of Alex Iwobi to Everton.Toffees boss Marco Silva said: ‘Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard.‘He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.‘Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want.‘He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.’MORE: Charlie Nicholas predicts where Arsenal will finish after Luiz, Tierney and Pepe signings Advertisement Advertisement New Arsenal signing David Luiz is in contention to face Newcastle United (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have provided fitness updates on new signings David Luiz and Kieran Tierney ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.The Gunners, who finished fifth last term, completed deadline day moves for Chelsea defender Luiz and Celtic star Tierney.Arsenal have confirmed Brazil international Luiz is expected to participate in full training and be available for Sunday’s trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.Tierney, meanwhile, is struggling with a groin injury, with Arsenal hoping the full back will be able to train with his new team-mates in around 4-6 weeks’ time.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter making the switch from Chelsea to Arsenal, Luiz said: ‘It’s a great feeling. It’s a new cycle in my life, in my career as a footballer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m excited to play for this big club. I grew up watching a lot of Arsenal games, especially the great players from the past, so I’m excited to try to help this club to do some big things.‘It’s a big club – not just in England, but everybody around the world knows how big Arsenal is. When I had an opportunity to come to this kind of big club, I had to take it. That’s why I’m here.’Tierney, who will wear Arsenal’s number three shirt, has impressed for Celtic over the past few seasons and Gunners boss Unai Emery is ‘delighted’ to secure his services.last_img read more

CHEEEEEEEESE ON BREAD! | Tridents upset undefeated Warriors

first_imgBARBADOS Tridents won their second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unravelled at the worst possible moment.The Warriors had won all 11 matches – including three against the Tridents – before the final, but came off second-best in the face of an inspired performance from the Barbados outfit.After Jonathan Carter’s unbeaten 50 off 27 balls led a recovery from 108/6 in the 15th over to an imposing 171/6 from 20 overs, Tridents bowled and fielded for their lives, to defend the target by 27 runs and break the Warriors’ hearts at the last lap, Raymon Reifer leading the way with remarkable figures of 4-24 from his four overs.While Tridents celebrate a well-deserved and comprehensive victory, Warriors are left to reflect on a fifth Hero CPL final defeat in seven years. This will perhaps be the toughest to take of all, given the flawless season that preceded it.TAROUBA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – OCTOBER 12: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana Amazon Warriors is dismissed during the Hero Caribbean Premier League Final between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents at Brian Lara Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Tarouba, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)Chandrapaul Hemraj, apparently struggling with a hamstring injury, could have been run-out twice before he was caught at short third-man off Reifer for just a single, and things got worse for the Warriors when Shimron Hetmyer holed out to long-on for just 9, to give Reifer a second wicket.Shoaib Malik then smashed a long-hop from leading 2019 Hero CPL wicket-taker straight to Reifer on the midwicket boundary to leave his side in real trouble at 53/3.When Brandon King yorked himself and was smartly stumped by Shai Hope off Ashley Nurse for 43, the game had swung decisively Tridents’ way.Nicholas Pooran raced out of the blocks with two fours and a six, but Nurse and death-bowling specialist Harry Gurney strangled the life out of the Warriors’ run-chase.Just eight runs came from three overs after the loss of King, and it felt like something simply had to give as the required rate spiralled north of 14 per over.Sure enough, Pooran went after Nurse but only managed to pick out Alex Hales at long-on to leave the Warriors needing a miracle.Sherfane Rutherford hit back-to-back boundaries off Gurney but then failed in the daunting task of trying to clear Jason Holder at long-off.Reifer returned to take his third wicket when Romario Shepherd cue-ended a full, wide delivery through to Hope, and Keemo Paul’s 14-ball 25 was entertaining but futile. He, like Rutherford, fell to the hugely impressive Gurney having failed to get the ball over Holder.Reifer finished things off in the final over, having Chris Green caught behind for his fourth wicket and getting out without any bother as the Tridents’ celebrations began.TAROUBA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – OCTOBER 12: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Jason Holder, Shai Hope and Harry Gurney of Barbados Tridents celebrate winning the Hero Caribbean Premier League Final between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents at Brian Lara Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Tarouba, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)Hales and Johnson Charles had earlier got the Tridents innings off to a fine start before the England opener skied one high to midwicket where King steadied himself and made a tough catch look easy, as Shepherd struck in his first over.Phil Salt, the England prospect who flew in at the last minute as an injury replacement for JP Duminy, fell soon after, given out caught behind, attempting to pull a Ben Laughlin slower ball.Charles took up the charge and was absolutely flying when he became Imran Tahir’s 16th victim of the tournament. It was a wicket the Warriors desperately needed, Charles, having plundered four fours and a six in his previous eight balls before Tahir’s extra bounce, induced a top edge.Tridents then wobbled for the only time in the match. Shai Hope was smartly caught by Hemraj at midwicket off Paul, before the vastly experienced duo of Jason Holder and Shakib Al Hasan were both run-out in the space of three overs.Paul’s rocket arm from the deep was key to both dismissals as Holder attempted a bold second run and Shakib was sent back, having considered the same.It was the Jonathan Carter show from there on, though, as his second Hero CPL 50 propelled the score to a total beyond the Warriors.From 108/6, Carter led the Tridents’ charge as 63 were added without loss from the final 31 balls of the innings. His four Hero Maximums were all sweetly struck, the first three of them straight back down the ground and the fourth high over midwicket.Ashley Nurse – so integral to the Tridents’ win over Trinbago Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 – joined in late with a six and a four as 45 runs came from the last three overs.last_img read more