Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were the latest band to stop by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The soul/folk rock group delivered an outstanding version of “You Worry Me”, the lead single from their sophomore album, Tearing at the Seams, which was released in March earlier this year.Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are currently on an extensive tour, bringing them all throughout North America, before heading to Europe and Asia in July. The band will return to North America after playing two nights at Fuji Rock Festival in Nigata, Japan, with concerts in the United States and Canada lasting through mid-November of this year. Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming tour dates.Watch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats perform “You Worry Me” from Tearing at the Seams on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert below:
PERRIS, Calif. – IMCA Modified driver Bill Egleston has succumbed to injuries sustained in an on-track accident.The incident occurred Saturday, Jan. 13 at Perris Auto Speedway.“We extend our condolences to Bill’s family,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “Bill was one of those drivers who made a positive impression on everyone. This is a sad set of circumstances.”Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at Lifegate Free Will Baptist Church, at 2217 Geer Road in Turlock. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park, located at 425 North Soderquist Road.Fellowship will follow at the church. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite non-black (unless racing-related) race shirts, sweat shirts or race suits, or something comfortable.Egleston, 53, was from Atwater and began racing with IMCA in 2007. His home track was Merced Speedway.In addition to weekly events, the 13-time feature winner was a frequent competitor at IMCA specials such as the Duel In The Desert and the Pat Pettit Memorial.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Karolina Pliskova showed the steel of a world number one as she fought off a match point to claim a riveting 3-6 7-5 6-4 comeback win over Zhang Shuai in the U.S. Open third round on Saturday.Pliskova, runner-up at Flushing Meadows last year, would have lost her world number one ranking had she been beaten on Arthur Ashe Stadium but instead moved another step closer to a first career grand slam title.Chinese Zhang was the more aggressive player from the start, frequently rushing to net and stepping into the court to attack Pliskova’s second serve on an unseasonably cool day in New York.The strategy paid off as she broke Pliskova in her first two service games to take a 3-1 lead and captured the first set with an emphatic overhead smash.She continued her fiery play into the second set but on match point tightened up and hit an errant backhand, disappointing a New York crowd that had been rooting for the underdog.Pliskova won the next three games to close out the set.She was also undone by the tall Czech’s biggest weapon – her powerful serve.Pliskova finished with nine aces and just one double fault while Zhang hit two aces while committing five doubles.Pliskova needed an injury time out to attend to a sore arm between the second and third sets, which she said she hopes will not bother her when she faces either American Jennifer Brady or Monica Niculescu of Romania in the fourth round.“I will have to improve in the next one,” the 25-year-old Pliskova said in a courtside interview.“Hopefully, it’s nothing serious and I’ll be ready for my next match.”Pliskova said that while she may appear stone-faced on the court there are plenty of emotions running through her veins.“I don’t really feel calm,” she said.The contest was 25-year-old Zhang’s best showing against the tournament’s top seed but she is now winless in five matches against Pliskova.Zhang did not roll over, however, and broke Pliskova to take an early 2-0 lead in the third but Zhang’s mistakes soon started piling up.Zhang ended the contest with 46 unforced errors to Pliskova’s 38.
LOS ANGELES – The good news for the Lakers is that center Kwame Brown’s return from an ankle injury is expected to shore up their defense for the season’s final 24 games, giving them a back-line anchor who might be the NBA’s strongest player. The bad news was that Brown’s return and the Lakers defensive resurgence didn’t exactly coincide Friday night, as the Sacramento Kings shredded their Pacific Division rival in a 116-108 victory at Staples Center. Three days off was all it took to break the Lakers’ rhythm after three impressive wins. The Kings built a 21-point lead in the third quarter and held off the Lakers despite Lamar Odom’s inspired play in the fourth. So ended the Lakers’ hope of matching a season-high with their fourth consecutive win. They also lost for the first time in eight games within the division and fell 3
“It’s going to preserve the charms of this city I was born in 60 years ago,” he said. The economy is poised for growth with the City Council recently adopting a new downtown land use plan, which will encourage live-and-work development along Brand Boulevard. Downtown’s office vacancy rate – at about 16 percent, a sore spot for local leaders – also appeared on the decline, Weaver said. “Our future is bright,” he said. “Our future is now.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304 UNITE HERE organizer Paulina Gonzalez said the union wants to get better pay and benefits for the workers. Officials at the hotel, owned by Eagle Hospitality of Covington, Ky., have maintained they are neutral on the organizing drive, though they insisted the workers decide whether to unionize by election. “Seems like what would be best for both entities – UNITE HERE and the hotel – would be to go through the secret ballot process and let our team members decide,” said Linda Norman, the hotel’s general manager. During his speech, Weaver said the wages for local residents and the city coffers have increased steadily since 2000. The city’s annual budget has swelled to $636 million, with an additional $700 million invested in housing and other municipal projects. The council also approved an ordinance protecting historic districts. GLENDALE – Mayor Dave Weaver’s State of the City address was marred Thursday by the arrests of 16 pro-union demonstrators outside the Hilton hotel, the latest public clash in a two-year-old labor dispute. The 16 were arrested for unlawful assembly after sitting down in the middle of Glenoaks Boulevard during a demonstration organized by UNITE HERE Local 11, which has been trying to unionize the hotel’s 180 workers. The protesters faulted Weaver for crossing their picket line to attend the luncheon event, sponsored by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. The other four City Council members were no-shows. “I don’t think it’s fair that many of us who live in Glendale don’t have the support of the City Council,” said Leticia Ceballos, a housekeeper at the hotel for seven years.
South Africa is changing its television signal to digital. Minister Roy Padayachie, left, announced that local TV will go digital by 2013. Dr. Setumo Mohapi, Sentech CEO, said 60% of South Africa will have access to the digital signal by late 2011. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Tiyani Rikhotso Spokesperson Department of Communications +27 12 427 8010 or +27 83 800 9936 RELATED ARTICLES • Broadcast hub ready for kick-off • BBC spends big bucks on SA studio • SA broadcasting goes digital • Digital television for SABongani NkosiSouth Africa’s final switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) has been shifted to December 2013. The shift will enhance the quality of television broadcasts and open up opportunities for more free-to-air channels to enter the market.Sentech, the country’s signal distributor, will be responsible for switching the television broadcast signal over to digital by 2013. The new date was adopted following discussions in December 2010 by ICT ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries. It was concluded during these talks that the region’s television transmissions should migrate to digital by that year.Roy Padayachie, minister of the Department of Communications, confirmed the government’s decision at a media briefing in Midrand, Johannesburg, on 14 January 2011. The switch-over was initially set for November 2011.Millions of viewers without subscription to satellite television currently have access to just four channels, but they will be able to view about 15 when the digital migration process is complete.“Viewers will also have crisper and clearer pictures coming to their television screens,” said Padayachie.The South African government has opted for DVB-T2 as the country’s DTT standard, while 11 other SADC countries have agreed to adopt DVB-T2.Brazil had previously approached the South African government to adopt the ISDB-T standard, but after investigations, South Africa was satisfied with DVB-T2.DVB-T2 is an improvement from DVB-T, which the country chose when it first revealed its Broadcasting Digital Migration policy.“DVB-T2 is approximately 50% more spectrum-efficient than DVB-T and ISDB-T,” said Padayachie. “Approximately eight to 10 channels can be accommodated in a DVB-T multiplex. Thus 12 to 15 channels could be accommodated in a single DVB-T2 multiplex.”Set top boxes for TVsBroadcast organisations and signal operators started DTT trials in October 2008. Sentech said it’s aiming at covering 60% of South Africa with the digital signal by 2011.The move will allow for high-definition (HD) television viewing, which produces a substantially higher image resolution. HD television sets are already available on the local market, and those who own them, will not be affected by the transition to the digital signal.But millions of poor South Africans still have the standard-definition television sets. Their transition to digital television will be simplified by set top boxes, which will make their sets compatible for HD viewing.The set top boxes will be costly, but Padayachie did not want to speculate the price. Experts have estimated that the cost will be in the region of R700 (US$100) or more.The government has made it clear that it will subsidise South Africans who cannot afford the original price.Stimulating manufacturing industryThe set top boxes will be manufactured in South Africa, which will stimulate the local manufacturing industry and create more jobs, the Communications Department noted.The local industry could also tap into a market of about 130-million people in the SADC region.Padayachie said SADC countries have expressed interest in having South Africa produce set top boxes for them. “They are really saying ‘well you have a manufacturing base. You can manufacture for us’,” he said.Having more free-to-air television stations will also be instrumental in creating job opportunities. “A major benefit will be in content development in the country. Just imagine what that would do for job opportunities,” said Communications Department acting director-general Dr Harold Wesso.“There will be a lot of opportunities for our youth to get involved in the technology,” Wesso added.A digital signal will also open up opportunities for more community television stations.
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Bangkok, Sep 30 (AFP) A video clip of a Chinese tourist being hit by an airport guard in Thailand has prompted a flurry of apologies and vows to take action, as the government went into damage control over the incident.China is Thailand’s biggest source of tourists, making up about a quarter of its 35 million annual visitors.But a boating disaster on the popular island of Phuket in July that killed dozens of Chinese vacationers has caused a drop-off in visits and put Thailand on alert for problems that could impact the market.The clip on September 27 at Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport, which shows a guard briefly scuffling with and then hitting a man, fell into that category and quickly set off reactions from some of the highest levels of government.Sunsern Kaewkumnerd, a spokesman for the government, said Sunday that Prime Minister and junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha was “upset” by the incident.”The prime minister thought that even though the tourist could not produce documents to reaffirm his accommodation in Thailand, refused to stay in a detention room, and acted inappropriately with officials, still officials must compose themselves and treat him in line with international practice,” Sunsern said in a message to reporters.He added that two senior airport employees had been suspended and the guard would eventually be sacked.One of the employees, Suthirawat Suwannarat, who is the general manager of the airport, received a 30-day suspension.”We cannot deny responsibility over this shortcoming and I regret and apologise to the Chinese tourist,” he told reporters on Saturday.advertisement”Although we have a right to defend ourselves, in this case it was not reasonable,” he said.The tourist was identified as Mei Ji and had arrived via a flight from Jakarta, the airport authority said.It added that he had refused to wait inside a room.He was later deported but not before the encounter had been filmed on mobile phones and uploaded online.The quick response from Thailand highlights lingering sensitivity over the Phuket disaster, in which nearly 50 people died.The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has estimated that it would lose more than half a million Chinese tourists angered and scared over the boat tragedy.In August some 860,000 of the 3.2 million tourists who visited Thailand were Chinese, according to government statistics.The numbers represent a nearly 12 per cent decline in Chinese visits from the same period last year. (AFP) RUPRUP