AC/DC Bassist Cliff Williams Is Retiring After Current Tour

first_imgAC/DC fans have had a rough go of things as of late, as the band has lost a handful of their core members over the last few years.First it was founding member, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who was unfortunately diagnosed with dementia back in 2014. Then it was drummer Phil Rudd, who was arrested in New Zealand over murder threats. Most recently it was lead singer Brian Johnson, who’s hearing issues had progressed to the point where touring was impossible for him. Now, it seems that bassist Cliff Williams is the next to leave the group. Unlike the afore mentioned trio of musicians, Williams came to the decision on his own free will, saying, “It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording… Losing Malcolm [Young], the thing with Phil [Rudd] and now with Brian [Johnson], it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”The quote comes in an interview with Gulfshore Life, where Williams says, “When you start out, you kind of hope for success… That’s what you are working for. But you never really know. It’s been surreal, really.” The bassist has been with AC/DC since 1978, recording a total of 11 consecutive albums with them. With his departure, only Angus Young remains at the band’s core.With this news, it seems that AC/DC’s Rock or Bust tour may be their last ever. We salute you.last_img read more

Sevilla claim sixth Europa League title

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Romelu Lukaku’s own goal handed Sevilla a record-extending sixth Europa League triumph as Inter Milan’s hopes died in agonising fashion.The Belgium international, who had put his side ahead with a fifth-minute penalty, stabbed Diego Carlos’ 74th minute acrobatic effort into his own net at the RheinEnergieStadion as the LaLiga outfit fought back to win a pulsating encounter 3-2 on a dramatic evening in Cologne. They were indebted to striker Luuk De Jong, who had cancelled out and then overhauled Lukaku’s spot-kick, and although Diego Godin levelled for Antonio Conte’s men, it was simply not meant to be.De Jong’s semi-final winner against Manchester United as a substitute had earned him a start in the only change to either side, but it was Inter counterpart Lukaku who was first to make his mark on the game.Less than four minutes had elapsed when the Belgian surged past Carlos, who hauled him to the ground inside the box and was somewhat fortunate to be shown only a yellow card.However, Dutch referee Danny Makkelie had also pointed to the spot and Lukaku duly obliged with the minimum of fuss to give the Italians the lead.Not to be outdone, De Jong responded in fine style within seven minutes when he got across his man to meet Jesus Navas’ near-post cross with a thumping diving header which gave keeper Samir Handanovic no chance. Conte was cautioned on the sidelines amid frayed tempers on and off the pitch, and there was little let-up in the pace as the Spaniards in particular repeatedly found themselves stretched.It was they who took the lead for the first time on the night when De Jong climbed to power a towering header past Handanovic from a 33rd-minute Ever Banega free-kick, but the Serie A runners-up responded almost immediately as Godin levelled in similar fashion from Marcelo Brozovic’s cross.The Inter keeper had to tip Lucas Ocampos’ injury-time header over as an eventful first half drew to a close, and the sides returned in more measured fashion knowing they were potentially just 45 minutes from triumph or disaster.Ocampos lashed a 57th-minute shot into the side-netting after ghosting past Godin, and Ashley Young curled a long-range effort just over at the other end as the tempo increased once again.Sevilla’s high press was starving the Italians, and in particular dangerous front two Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, of meaningful possession, and the former Manchester United striker was denied one-on-one by keeper Yassine Bounou after being played through by Nicolo Barella with 65 minutes gone. But Julen Lopetegui’s men regained the lead with 16 minutes remaining when Lukaku inadvertently turned Carlos’ overhead kick – which appeared to be heading wide – into his own net to set up a grandstand finale, and although it took a crucial goal-line clearance by defender Jules Kounde to keep out substitute Alexis Sanchez’s late effort, they held on to spark delirious celebrations on the whistle.Tags: Europa LeagueLa LigaRheinEnergieStadionRomelu LukakuSEVILLAlast_img read more

Latest: Everton 2 QPR 0

first_imgNiko Kranjcar and Andy Johnson are on for QPR as they attempt a second-half recovery.Nikica Jelavic – a transfer target for Rangers – scored just before half-time to leave them facing an uphill task in the FA Cup third round clash at Goodison Park.Jelavic, making his first start since September, netted from near the edge of the penalty area after Ross Barkley had put Everton ahead.With keeper Julio Cesar making his first appearance of the season, Rangers were on the back foot for most of the first half.Cesar saved from Jelavic at his near post and was also able to gather shots from Barkley and Gareth Barry.Gary O’Neil missed a great chance to put QPR ahead against the run of play, failing to connect with Danny Simpson’s 24th-minute cross from the right when it seemed easier to score.Rangers were soon under pressure again and Cesar produced a fine save from Barkley, with Leon Osman failing to hit the target from the rebound.But the Brazilian could do nothing when Barkley found the net after being found by Bryan Oviedo’s clever pass.And worse followed for Rangers after Karl Henry, not helped by Simpson’s poor pass, was robbed by Barry and the ball broke to Jelavic, who fired home.Cesar was called into action again early in the second half, saving well from Seamus Coleman after possession was given away once more, this time by O’Neil.QPR: Cesar, Simpson, Onuoha, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Traore (Kranjcar 45), Phillips, Barton, (Henry Johnson 58), O’Neil, Austin.Subs: Murphy, Dunne, Onyewu, Zamora, Benayoun.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Send the Brat Outside

first_imgProblem teens get dramatically cured by wilderness adventures, researchers at the University of Essex found.  Science Daily reported that young offenders came back from their hikes and sailing trips with increased self-confidence, teamwork, trust, a sense of belonging, and a desire to cooperate and take responsibility for their future.    Youths described initially as “disruptive, disrespectful and undisciplined” came back from their wilderness adventures with improved attitudes and less antisocial behavior.  A key element, the article said, was getting the young people in touch with nature and away from negative influences typical of urban environments.  “The difference in behaviour was amazing!” one researcher said after the trips.    Additional studies have found similar positive effects of natural outings on people; “a link between nature and health seems to be emerging,” the article concluded.  “Wilderness therapy” should be considered part of programs for youth at risk.  They can benefit from ancillary parts of outdoor activity, including “healthy exercise and diet, individual and group therapy, educational curricula, primitive skills, group-living with peers, opportunities for solo time and reflection leadership training and challenges resulting from ‘back-to basics’ living.”This was like a free ad for Creation Safaris.  Everyone stands to benefit from connectedness to nature.  The artificial, manipulative world most urbanites live in has bad health consequences.  Concentrating young people in urban centers is unnatural.  But selfishness-based adventures, as seen on reality TV programs, does little to build lasting character.  For that, young people need connectedness to their Creator – the one who made the healing environment.    One mission to inner-city youth in Los Angeles, named World Impact, has a retreat center called The Oaks in a beautiful, natural setting far from the urban jungle.  The change in environment is so radical for some inner-city visitors, it is almost shock therapy for them to see trees, birds, and wide open spaces.  Kids given a chance at team-building activities, outdoor education and recreation centered on the life-giving message of God’s love are healed from the inside out.  There are hundreds of Christian ministries like this that use wilderness for therapy and enrichment.  Send in the website of your favorite – after taking a brisk walk in the woods yourself.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Rajasthan Police to penalise people posting pictures with guns on social media

first_imgAction will be taken against those who post pictures with arms and ammunition on social media platforms in Rajasthan, an official said.A senior official of the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) and the special operations group (SOG) of the Rajasthan Police has issued directions to all range IGs and SPs to identify such people. “Prompt action against such persons will be taken under the Arms Act, IT Act and RAJPASA (Rajasthan Prevention of Anti-Social Activities act),” SP (SOG) Randheer Singh said.The orders were issued by the ADG (ATS & SOG) Anil Paliwal recently. “The range IGs and SPs have been asked to identity such elements active on social media and taken action against them. This was done in view of rising trend of such posts on social media platforms which creates terror among people,” he said. There are numerous people who post their pictures with guns, bullets and other arms and ammunition on social media.Members of different criminal gangs who operate in western Rajasthan and in areas which share border with Haryana are active on social media platforms, particularly Facebook, and posts such pictures. “This encourages others,” Mr. Singh said.last_img read more