Pearl Jam has announced a one-night-only global listening event for the band’s forthcoming album, Gigaton. Dubbed “The Gigaton Listening Experience,” over 200 theaters across the globe will experience full playback of the entire LP in Dolby Atmos on March 25th, two days before the scheduled March 27th release.In collaboration with Abramorama, theaters in North America, the U.K., Europe, and Australia will play the album’s audio in conjunction with visuals from Evolve, the company that produced the music video for Gigaton‘s lead single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”.Related: Eddie Vedder Covers Tom Petty At Phoenix Animal Care & Control [Watch]“It’s truly a unique way to experience this album,” said Gigaton producer Josh Evans in a statement. “I’m excited for fans to be able to immerse themselves in the sound and to hear the depth and layers of these songs and performances.”The listening event is not the only creative promotional strategy Pearl Jam has employed to promote Gigaton. After announcing the band’s first studio effort since 2013’s Lightning Bolt and releasing the album’s first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”, conventionally, Pearl Jam debuted another song, “River Cross”, as part of a Verizon Super Bowl commercial. Then, following the announcement of a special performance at the Apollo Theatre in New York, NY, on March 26th for SiriusXM and Pandora listeners, the band released its latest single, “Superblood Wolfmoon” via an augmented reality app.Tickets for select theaters in the U.S. are on sale now, while the rest will follow over the coming days. Click here to purchase tickets and scroll down for the Gigaton Listening Experience announcement video. Furthermore, Pearl Jam will tour extensively through the spring and summer in support of their 11th studio album. Tickets for the North American Gigaton tour, which kicks off on March 18th at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, are on sale now, here.Gigaton Listening Experience Announcement[H/T Consequence of Sound]
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – An arrest warrant for a Connecticut paramedic accused of raping an unconscious woman inside an ambulance says he admitted to police that he touched her inappropriately.Mark Powell, of North Haven, was arrested last week on charges of first-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint. A 22-year-old woman being taken to a hospital with a head injury on Christmas Day says she awoke to find an ambulance employee assaulting her.The warrant says Powell at first denied any inappropriate contact but then said he touched the woman’s breasts and genitals “to elicit a response from or awake the female.” The warrant says he expressed remorse to police.Details of the warrant were reported Monday by The Hartford Courant and the New Haven Register.Powell hasn’t returned calls seeking comment.
Brazil’s Neymar and teammates attend a training session in Sochi, Russia on Friday, June 29. Brazil will face Mexico on July 2 in the round of 16 for the soccer World Cup. AP SOCHI, Russia – Brazil is going out of its way to defend its World Cup preparations and show its players’ injuries can’t be blamed on excessive training.Doctors will blame a soft mattress for an injury before admitting they made mistakes getting the players ready for the tournament in Russia.Questions were raised after Renato Augusto, Danilo, Douglas Costa, and Marcelo all got hit by injuries before and during the World Cup.Augusto himself was the first to put the team’s preparations under the spotlight after he said an inflammation on his left knee was caused by the amount of training he was subjected to when he reported to the national team. The midfielder hinted he was not used to this type of training load with his team in China. And after Costa hurt a right thigh muscle in the game again Costa Rica, it was the player’s wife who raised more doubts about the team’s preparations, telling Brazilian newspaper Extra that her husband told her training with Brazil was too intense and he was used to lighter practice sessions with Italian club Juventus.After Marcelo had to be replaced only 10 minutes into the match against Serbia , doctors were immediately questioned about the team’s training load, but team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Marcelo’s injury might have been caused by the type of mattress he was using at the team’s hotel, not because of too much training.The team’s physical trainer, Fabio Mahseredjian, admitted the training load had to be adjusted in cases like Augusto’s, but defended the squad’s training regime during the World Cup.“Injuries will happen, it’s inevitable, and for the most varied reasons,” he said Thursday, a day after the Brazilians advanced by beating Serbia. “It’s all under control.”Although doctors said none of the injuries was serious, it wasn’t immediately clear which player would be available for Monday’s round-of-16 match against Mexico in Samara.Costa and Marcelo trained separately from their teammates Friday, while Danilo was back with rest of the squad in the practice session in Sochi. Costa exercised on the field but Marcelo did mostly rehabilitation work.The Brazilian soccer federation had said Marcelo had improved from its back problem but did not provide a timetable on his recovery.“Thank God it wasn’t anything serious,” Marcelo said on Instagram. “I’ll be back in action soon.”Costa and Danilo, who was nursing a hip injury, did not travel with the rest of the squad for the match against Serbia in Moscow. Doctors had said Costa’s problem was likely to take more time to heal.Neymar dealt with an ankle injury after the opener against Switzerland but he was back in action against Costa Rica and against Serbia.Doctors also had to take care of coach Tite, who pulled a muscle while celebrating one of the team’s goals against Costa Rica. (AP)
Everdeen Scarlett, head coach of KSAFA Under-15 champions Cavalier, has said that their performance in this year’s competition will serve as a measuring stick ahead of their participation in international competition in Mexico in January. Cavalier retained their title on Thursday after a 4-1 penalty, shootout victory over Santos at the UWI Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence. This came after both the played out a 0-0 draw at full and extra time.Scarlett said that hard work and dedication were the key factors that contributed to his team’s victory. “I am extremely happy, but more so for the boys because they are a good bunch of boys,” said Scarlett. “They are a very confident group, and they are now looking forward to next season because most of them can play again.“They are also looking forward to a tournament in Mexico in January, and so this win is a major boost going into that tournament for us,” he added.Reflecting on his team’s performance against Santos, Scarlett said: “It was a pretty tough game because Santos put up a strong fight, but when it came down to penalties, we just held our nerves and won the game.” HARBOUR VIEW’S PERFORMANCE Meanwhile, Harbour View secured their fourth straight hold on the Under-13 title after defeating Santos 1-0. Denzil McKenzie netted the all-important goal for Harbour View in the 61st minute. Sydney McFarlane, coach of Harbour View, said that he was delighted with his team’s achievements. “It is a good feeling for me, but the boys are enjoying it more than me,” said McFarlene. “This is a significant achievement for the club because this is our fourth straight KSAFA Under-13 title, and so this is a big accomplishment for us.“At the beginning, we said we wanted to win the tournament every time we played, and in the end, that is what happened, and so this is great for us,” McFarlane noted.
World XI rode on a superb late charge by Hashim Amla and Thisara Perera to defeat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Gadaffi Stadium here on Wednesday.In a nail biting finish, World XI overhauled the target of 175 runs with just one ball to spare. The three-match series is now locked at 1-1. Pakistan had won the first match by 20 runs.Amla and Perera played a crucial role for the visitors with an unbeaten partnership of 69 runs off just 29 balls.Amla was the highest scorer among the visitors, scoring 72 runs off 55 deliveries with five boundaries and two sixes.Perera plundered 47 runs off a mere 19 balls with five huge sixes studding his power packed innings. Fittingly, it was the Sri Lankan star who hit the winning runs, smashing a delivery by Pakistan pacer Rumman Raees into the sightscreen.SIX! 18.5 Sohail Khan to Thisara PereraWatch the match at https://t.co/ssrhnqqgQA#CricketKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/foRSvojrAS- PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2017With the visitors needing six runs off the last two balls, Raees seemed to have buckled under the pressure as he produced a juicy full toss which Perera promptly smashed into the night sky.For Pakistan, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan and Mohammad Nawaz took a wicket each.The visitors suffered an early blow when opener Tamim Iqbal mistimed an attempted slog off Sohail’s bowling. Wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine followed him back to the pavilion soon after. The Australian was outfoxed by the low bounce of a delivery from Imad only to see the ball crash into his stumps.advertisementFaf du Plesis seemed to be good touch during his brief stint in the middle, scoring 20 runs off 14 balls with two hits into the stands.But Mohammad Nawaz seemed to have turned the tide firmly in Pakistan’s favour when du Plesis holed out to long off while going for another big hit.However, it was not to be as Amla and Perera came together to carry the visitors to victory.2nd innings highlights. Watch full highlights at https://t.co/ssrhnqqgQA#CricketKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/bAGrwfrMXX- PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2017Earlier, opting to bat on winning the toss, Pakistan posted 174/6 in their 20 overs. The talented Babar Azam was their top scorer with 45. Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad also batted well for his 43.The Pakistan batsmen however, could build on their starts as the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals.Brief scores:Pakistan: 174/6 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 45, Ahmed Shehzad 43) vs World XI: 175/3 in 19.5 overs (Hashim Amla 72 not out, Thisara Perera 47 not out).