Khruangbin Releases Groovy “Christmas Time Is Here” With Music Video [Watch]

first_imgTexas-native “Thai funk” trio Khruangbin has released a brand new recording, a cover of Vince Guaraldi’s timeless “Christmas Time Is Here”. Just in time for the season’s change, the holiday classic is complemented by an animated video directed by Nathan David Smith featuring artwork by Fuzzytown. Khruangbin‘s re-imagined Christmas carol will be released as a 7″ green vinyl on November 16th via Dead Oceans & Night Time Stories. You can pre-order your copy here.“Growing up the three of us all had very different Christmases,” says bassist and frontwoman Laura Lee. “But we recently discovered we all had the exact same favorite Christmas song. When we realized it, we sat down to play it and it came together instantly. In 15 minutes we had this recorded. It was like the best Christmas present ever.”Khruangbin – “Christmas Time Is Here”[Video: Khruangbin]Known for their laid-back, instrumental brand of world music, Khruangbin has been slowly built up its fanbase over the past five years. The group released its debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You, in 2015 to much critical acclaim, while their latest effort, Con Todo El Mundo, was released earlier this year and was met with huge success.For a full list of Khruangbin’s upcoming tour dates, head here.last_img read more

Working with your socks off

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Moreno set to have high price tag

first_imgLiverpool could face more frustration in their pursuit of summer transfers after Sevilla president Jose Castro warned left-back Alberto Moreno will not come cheap. The 21-year-old has been a target for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers for some time and while there have been talks between the two clubs, they have yet to agree a fee. Liverpool’s improved £25million bid for Adam Lallana has already been rebuffed by Southampton, who will not consider selling anyone until they have a new manager in place, and now Castro is talking up the price of Moreno. “We have received no communications in that regard. “In this last season, Fabio gave a considerable contribution towards keeping Sunderland up. “He was praised by everyone, especially by the Liverpool manager Rodgers. “So, after his holidays he will go back to Liverpool to prepare for the new season wearing the shirt of this historic club. “He wants to compete with everyone and be an extra resource for the coach and the team. “Borini could be of use to any team, but no-one has contacted us and his desire is to show what he’s got at Liverpool.” “It’s true that there’s interest from Liverpool and we’re waiting to see if that turns into a reality, which right now, it isn’t,” the president told the club’s television channel. “What I’m clear about is that we’ll not force anyone to stay at Sevilla. “Whoever wants to leave can do so – but we’ll be the ones setting the prices. “This club is experiencing a time of economic stability and we don’t need to sell. “We’re going to be firm about this and we’ll only consider selling outside the market, which gives us the opportunity to make our team competitive.” With a World Cup just around the corner, Rodgers is trying to get his business done early but aside from Rickie Lambert, who Southampton let go for a fee of £4m, deals for Lallana, Moreno and Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can are far from completed. Lambert’s arrival on Monday has bolstered Liverpool’s attacking options but fellow forward Fabio Borini, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, does not intend to be forced out by the England international. “Does Lambert’s arrival close the door on Fabio Borini? No, I don’t think so,” Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi told Press Associationlast_img read more

Rusty & Vincent qualify for playoffs

first_img2nd Terry Hodgkiss (26) 23pts3rd John Carlin (18) 22pts4th Markku Tynell (21) 21pts5th Leo Adam (24) 20ptsRusty Barfield.With the rain clouds continuing to encircle the Pattaya area the prospects for a return to dry-weather golf appeared to have somewhat dimmed as the group set out for the farthest of the courses on the schedule.So a smaller than usual group set off, under overcast but dry skies, over an almost deserted course where the two most difficult of the three nines were in play for the day.  Unfortunately the rain did not stay away for too long, leaving just five finishers who were led in by Mike Hill.  Six over handicap may not seem to be that good but it was a clear seven better than the next best could muster and owed as much to tenacity as skill.Terry Hodgkiss was the next in line to hand in a very wet and bedraggled score card for second place, one ahead of John Carling who described the going as heavy and slow.  Markku Tynell took fourth, with Leo Adam making his first appearance on the podium in fifth as the final finisher.There were no 2s in either of the divisions.Wednesday, Sept. 28, Khao Kheow B & C (yellow tees) – StablefordCSS 741st Rusty Barfield (6) 35pts2nd Larry Gibb (19) 33pts3rd Mike Hill (20) 32pts4th Frank Harrington (6) 32pts5th John Carlin (18) 29pts6th John Tallett (24) 29pts7th Markku Tynell (21) 29ptsVincent Gras.Clear skies all day was the forecast, as the group set off for a course that is a tough enough test in the best of conditions.  Overnight rain had left the course long and arduous but apart from the dampness it was in as good a condition as could be expected, with the greens especially worthy of good comment.Rusty Barfield returned to the group to win after completing an excellent round that got better as it progressed as he took 19 from the harder of the two halves to finish two ahead of Larry Gibb.Mike Hill slipped into third place after winning a count back over Frank Harrington with a better 17 to 16.  John Carlin then won a three-way count back for fifth, edging sixth placed John Tallett and seventh Markku Tynell as they recorded 17, 15 and 13 respectively.There were no 2s in the first division but Phil Cass and Mike Hill shared the second division rollover pool with one each on the island B8 hole.Friday, Sept. 30, Phoenix (Lakes & Ocean) – MedalDivision 1(Blue tees)CSS 77 NC1st Rusty Barfield (6) net 772nd Mark Lang (4) net 80Division 2CSS 741st Vincent Gras (17) net 732nd Terry Hodgkiss (26) net 753rd Benny Hansen (27) net 75Mike Hill.Once again the monthly medals were held at the redesigned Phoenix Gold course where the Lakes and Ocean nines were in play and the conditions were similar to the other two events earlier in the week, being heavy, with little to no run in the fairways and heavy wet grass in the rough.  The greens however showed some improvement from the previous visits, being a lot more receptive.So with scoring extremely difficult, especially for the first division who were playing from the blue tees as usual, the scores were once again generally well over handicap levels.Rusty Barfield took his first monthly medal ahead of Mark Lang, as the rest of the division failed to return a card and underlined the difficulty of the day.  Mark Lang’s card had commendably just two sixes included but too many fives had spoiled his chance of his first medal for the year, but he did become the eighteenth player in the first division to qualify for the end of year Gold and Silver playoffs.Vincent Gras was another to gain his place in the end of year competition as he took the second division medal with an excellent one over handicap return, this following a very productive first day in Pattaya the previous evening which had started early and required a very early bedtime.Terry Hodgkiss won a count back for second place with a better 34 to 37.5 to deny Benny Hansen a chance of an appearance in the finals.Mark Lang cleaned out the rollover pool in the first division 2s while Shuichi Kodak started a new holiday fund with his sole effort on the second division. IPGC Golf from The HavenMonday, Sept. 26, Greenwood – StablefordCSS 76 NC1st Mike Hill (20) 30ptslast_img read more

Jomtien bridge sessions to reopen next week at Friends Bar, Pattaya

first_imgThe club will meet as before on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with a show-up time of 12.45 pm or before. Non-members are welcome but should phone Jeremy Watson beforehand on 0858182172. Partners will be provided whenever possible. Health and safety regulations at the club will be in force, as previously, and frequent hand washing will be encouraged. The Jomtien Bridge Club will resume duplicate games at Friends Bar (upstairs room) on Monday June 15.Starved of their favourite hobby since all group leisure pursuits in the resort were cancelled in March, members of Jomtien Bridge Club have been informed that the duplicate games resume at Friends Bar (upstairs room) on Monday June 15. This is located on Thappraya Road, just short of Pattaya Beach Road and 30 meters from Jomtien police station. Loading…Sponsored Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time The club was founded in 1994 and was famously in the world news in 2016 following a local licensing authority and army-backed raid on the then-used premises. Thirty members, some in their late 80s and 90s, were arrested on suspicion of gambling, but were released without charge following intervention by the Thai Bridge Federation under whose auspices Pattaya Bridge Club operated.center_img Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesbrainberriesThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink Pineapplebrainberries7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennybrainberriesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThembrainberriesFake brand-name goods worth over 100 million baht seized in Bangkok – Patt…8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever BoughtbrainberriesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?brainberries10 Risky Jobs Some Women DobrainberriesAll quarantines in Thailand apply same rules for both Thai and foreign arr…10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian ActressesbrainberriesThe Best Cars Of All Timebrainberries5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksbrainberriesMajestic Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Chiang Mai open FREE on Mother’s …The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithbrainberriesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombsbrainberries Because Thailand is currently closed to foreign tourists, the only members of the club remaining in Pattaya are one year extension of stay holders and foreign residents. Consequently, numbers will be low and social distancing should not pose a problem. The reopening has been announced on the club’s website.last_img read more

The Nelson Daily Team of the Week: LVR Bombers Swim Team

first_imgSmall in numbers, but big in heart and enthusiasm is the reason the L.V. Rogers Bombers Swim squad garners Team of the Week status for this week. The Bomber four finished with some impressive results at the Kootenay High School Swim Championships last week at the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool.The Bombers squad includes, from left, Becky Afford, Devyn Parker, Niallan Collier and Kevin Milde. Team sponsor Dave Afford is hopeful all member of the team will be front and center when the curtain rises on the B.C. High School Speed Swim Championships November 19-20 at the Aquatic Centre in Nanaimo.last_img


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017)–Santa Anita Park will offer fans and horsemen an expanded 10-race holiday program this Monday, Jan. 16, with an adjusted first post time of 12 noon.  The post time adjustment is necessitated due to the availability of daylight, with sunset at 5:07 p.m. PST.The track, which picked up some added equine inventory as a total of eight races were cancelled on Thursday due to heavy rains, is thus able to offer an additional race on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Monday’s main event will be the Grade III Megahertz Stakes, for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf.  Although Santa Anita has received approximately seven inches of rainfall from recent storms, the National Weather Service forecast for Monday is for sunny skies with a high of 64 in Arcadia.Entries for Monday’s 10-race card are being taken this morning at Santa Anita.  For scratches, late changes, surface condition updates and complete morning line information, please visit first post time on Monday set for 12 noon, admission gates will open at 10 a.m.last_img read more

Habana SA’s rugby player of the year

first_imgVoting for the Player of the year was done by the South African rugby media and by the public, who were able to make their choice on the Springboks’ Facebook page ( The other nominees were Eben Etzebeth, Keegan Daniel, JP Pietersen and Keegan Daniel. SA Under-20 Player of the Year Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls) Springbok try scoring record Springbok Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year Winner: Hansie Graaff (Griffons) Finalists: JW Jonker (Ford Pumas), Rudi Mathee (Ford Pumas), Paul Perez (EP Kings), Luke Watson (EP Kings) The Bltzbokke’s outstanding playermaker, Cecil Afrika, won the Sevens Player of the Year award for a second year in succession. A new voting system saw the media contribute 50 percent of the vote and the public the other half. “We saw our Junior Boks win the IRB Junior World Championship on home soil, beating New Zealand for the title at Newlands. Western Province and the Sharks Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year Winner: Deon Fourie (DHL Western Province) Finalists: JC Janse van Rensburg (MTN Golden Lions), Elton Jantjies (MTN Golden Lions), Louis Ludik (The Sharks), Raymond Rhule (Toyota Free State Cheetahs) South African Rugby Union (Saru) president Oregan Hoskins congratulated the winners and applauded the achievements of local teams in 2012. Province flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis was named the Vodacom Cup Player of Year, while Province captain Dion Fourie picked up the Absa Currie Cup Player of the Season award. Absa Team of the Year Winner: The Sharks (Absa Currie Cup) Finalists: DHL Stormers (Vodacom Super Rugby), EP Kings (Absa Currie Cup First Division), Junior Boks (IRB Junior World Championship), The Sharks (Vodacom Super Rugby) Marriott Referee Award Jaco Peyer Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, who turned 21 on 29 October, was named the Young Player of the Year. Under-20 Player of the Year During the course of the season, Habana extended his Springbok try-scoring record to 47. His feats included him scoring a hat-trick against Australia at Loftus Versfeld and finishing as the top try scorer in the Castle Rugby Championship. Habana previously won the award in 2005 and 2007. Only Naas Botha, with four Player of the Year awards, has been honoured more than him. “On the domestic front, the enlarged Absa Currie Cup First Division lifted the standard of play considerably and the six-team Absa Currie Cup Premier Division proved a massive success with every weekend delivering nail-biting action.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SARU National Club Championship Player of the Tournament Nico Luus (Pretoria Police) Springbok winger Bryan Habana was named South African Rugby Player of the Year for the third time in a glittering ceremony at Cape Town International Airport on Thursday evening. 2 November 2012 “We had the DHL Stormers top the log of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition, which also had the Vodacom Blue Bulls and The Sharks in the top six, and then saw the latter reaching the final of the competition despite a very tough travelling schedule,” Hoskins said. The South African Rugby Players’ Association Players’ Player of the Year Award went to Springbok winger JP Pietersen, while Bryan Habana’s try against New Zealand in Dunedin was voted Supersport Try of the Year by the channel’s viewers. Sharks’ captain Keegan Daniel was voted the Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year by the six franchise coaches. Absa Coach of the Year Winner: John Plumtree (The Sharks) Finalists: Allister Coetzee (DHL Stormers and Western Province), Pote Human (GWK Griquas), Alan Solomons (EP Kings), Dawie Theron (SA Under-20) Saru Rugby Player of the Year Winner: Bryan Habana Finalists: Keegan Daniel, Eben Etzebeth, Pat Lambie, JP Pietersen Hard-running centre Jan Serfontein was named the SA under-20 Player of the Year, following on his winning the Player of the Tournament Award at the IRB Junior World Championship in June. Absa Young Player of the Year Winner: Eben Etzebeth Finalists: Marcell Coetzee, Johan Goosen, Elton Jantjies, Raymond Rhule. Junior world champions Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament Sergeal Petersen (Eastern Province) SAinfo reporter Vodacom Cup Player of the Year Winner: Demetri Catrakilis (DHL Western Province) Finalists: Marcel Brache (DHL Western Province), Jaco Kriel (MTN Golden Lions), Gouws Prinsloo (Sharks XV), Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls) SARPA Players’ Player of the Year JP Pietersen (The Sharks) Western Province and the Sharks contested the final of the Currie Cup. The Stormers and the Sharks were also the best of the South African teams in the Super Rugby competition and this dominance showed up in a number of awards. The Sharks, meanwhile, were named the Absa Team of the Year, while their coach, John Plumtree, was recognised as the Coach of the Year. Women’s Achiever of the Year Yolanda Meiring (Blue Bulls) WINNERS AND FINALISTS Supersport Try of the Year Winner: Bryan Habana (Springboks v All Blacks, The Rugby Championship) Finalists: Johan Goosen (Toyota Cheetahs v Crusaders, Vodacom Super Rugby); Joe Pietersen (DHL Stormers v Highlanders, Vodacom Super Rugby); Paul Jordaan (The Sharks v Reds, Vodacom Super Rugby); Jaco Taute (MTN Golden Lions v Vodacom Blue Bulls, Absa Currie Cup) Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year Winner: Keegan Daniel (The Sharks) Finalists: Marcell Coetzee (The Sharks), Bismarck du Plessis (The Sharks), Eben Etzebeth (DHL Stormers), JP Pietersen (The Sharks) Sadly, Habana was injured early in the Absa Currie Cup final and will miss the Springboks’ end of year tour to the UK. Griffons’ utility back Hansie Graaff picked up the Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year award. The speedster also played a big role in helping the Stormers finish top of the log in the Super Rugby competition. last_img read more

Klout Spam Is Back With A Vengeance

first_imgTags:#influence#Klout#social media Despite my best efforts to forget Klout, it apparently remembers me. And you. I took to Twitter to complain about Klout’s new attempt to make me care about its algorithms for influence and popularity, and discovered that I’m not alone in the Klout universe. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification I didn’t know I still had a Klout score. In fact, I wasn’t even aware that Klout still existed. I signed up years ago on a whim and then largely forgot about it, especially after Klout started forcing users to login using Facebook or Twitter credentials, making personal privacy impossible with the service.But yesterday Klout struck back. With a vengeance. And odds are it hit you, too. Related Posts center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… We are all, apparently, extraordinary together.Within seconds, a dozen Twitter followers had remarked that they’d had the same message from Klout. It’s possible that each of us “created a post recently that engaged a lot of people on [our] networks.” That we’re synchronizing our influential moments and Klout is merely the recorder of our greatness.Possible, but not likely. What is more likely is that some product marketing genius looked at LinkedIn, saw how well its useless Endorsements were doing, and decided to try to go one step further. The problem, however, is that with Twitter it’s easy to see that we’re all being played together, and often at the exact same time. As Monet Diamante notes: “It reminds me of the time LinkedIn told me I was in their top % of connectors and then saw everyone else got the same msg.”I’m told that some real companies actually use Klout scores to measure consumers and decide how to treat them. That’s pathetic, given, as Jon Mitchell says, “Klout is a nearly arbitrary scoreboard” and that “there is no point of Klout, at least for normal people.” Maybe some customer service representative will decide not to accept my return because my Klout score is too low. Maybe a restaurant will reject my reservation request because my Kloutishness is lacking.That’s OK. It’s a risk I’ll take. I just wish that Klout would stop sending me emails about “new moments.” The voyeur in me likes it when LinkedIn tells me who has been looking at my profile. There is no part of me that wants to hear how special Klout thinks I… and everyone else… is at the same time. The Register‘s Simon Sharwood thinks “Klout is evil.” I wouldn’t go that far. I just think it’s mind-numbingly pointless… and now obnoxiously invasive in my inbox.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.  Matt Asay A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more