The Shortest Track On Tool’s New Album Will Be Twelve Minutes Long

first_imgIt’s been ten long years since Tool has officially released any new music, though a new album has been discussed for months by the band. Today, we have yet another glimpse inside this possible new release, though it comes from a friend of the band: Buzz Osborne. The Melvins frontman wrote a piece for Team Rock highlighting the Melvins’ best albums, and mentioned a bit of gossip that he heard from Tool’s own Adam Jones.According to Osborne, “Bands like Tool obviously spend about six months on their albums, and they’ve spent about ten years putting together the new one. And they haven’t even started recording yet, but Adam [Jones, Tool guitarist] told me the shortest song they’ve been working on is twelve minutes long.”Wow! Whatever Tool has in store, it seems like it will be truly worth the wait.[H/T Team Rock]last_img read more

Saint Mary’s welcomes class of 2021 to ‘dynamic community’

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s class of 2021 — comprised of 367 students — began its journey at the College on Thursday.Sarah Dvorak, director of admission, said Saint Mary’s received a record of 1,829 applications this year and chose to accept 1,430 students. She said 30 transfer students will also join the College community this year.“We’re incredibly excited about the academic quality and diversity of this first year class,” Dvorak said. “We have no doubt it will result in even greater rigor in the classroom and intangible assets such as richer discussions, a more thoughtful understanding of ideas and greater personal and intellectual growth of our students.”Dvorak said the incoming students demonstrate academic promise.“This is one of our strongest classes with an average GPA of 3.8,” she said.Though impressive, such a statistic may not be surprising, since Dvorak said academic success plays a key role in the admission process.“It is our goal to ensure that students are growing and developing in a broad cross-section of academic areas through the Sophia Program, and then through the course work and opportunities within their majors,” Dvorak said. “Because of this, our first concern when admitting students into the class is that they have the demonstrated academic background to be successful at Saint Mary’s.”Another factor that leads to an acceptance letter involves integrity, Dvorak said.“In addition, we look for students who already exemplify the core values that make Saint Mary’s special,” she said. “They have been involved in community service, they have been leaders in their school, church or community and they have learned how to manage their time.”Dvorak said legacy students — whose relative has attended or currently attends Saint Mary’s — make up 22 percent of the incoming class.The admissions office received applications from 45 U.S. states and territories and 24 countries, Dvorak said. The class of 2021 includes members from Canada, China and 31 states and territories, she said.“Understanding that the learning process is richer and more exciting when different ideas and backgrounds are represented, we look for a class that represents a variety of life experiences and backgrounds,” Dvorak said.New students also represent a number of racial and ethnic minorities, as up to 20 percent of the new class belongs to an underrepresented group, Dvorak said.“Discussions and dialogue are deepened by differing life experiences and points of view,” she said. “The entire world, and all it has to offer, opens up to our students when they get to share their collegiate experience with students from other traditions and backgrounds. … We also believe that we have more work to do in the area of inclusion.”Dvorak said the class of 2021 brings various talents and life experiences to the table.“Students have completed mission trips in Guatemala, Haiti, Panama, El Salvador and Miami, among other locations,” she said. “There are dozens of students in Irish Dance, including one who has won both national and international championships. [There are] dozens more in robotics.”New students demonstrate aptitude and prowess in various pursuits, Dvorak said.“We have a student who danced in the Royal Ballet in London, one who is writing a science fiction novel, one who is internationally ranked in Crossfit and Olympic-level weightlifting and many who have founded their own community-based organizations,” she said. “It’s an impressive class, and we can’t wait for each individual to join our dynamic community.”Tags: Class of 2021, Royal Ballet, Welcome Weekend 2017last_img read more

Wellbet announces multi-season partnership with Lega Serie A

first_img 188BET becomes official sponsor of F1 Asia January 10, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon ISG scores La Liga matchday virtual ads deal with Mediapro April 17, 2019 F1 rumours see Sportpesa partner with team Racing Point January 25, 2019 Submit Share Asian online entertainment site Wellbet has announced a multi-season regional partnership alongside one of the most popular football leagues in the world, Lega Serie A.Visual advertising specialists ISG have worked with Lega Serie A to develop this new category of International Presenting Sponsor. The partnership will see the Wellbet brand comprehensively integrated into match graphics and virtual advertising in all live Serie A matches broadcast across Asia.Mark Lu, Wellbet Communications Director, said: “Wellbet are proud to be partnering with one of the world’s elite football leagues. Both organisations have shared values, delivering the very best for fans and customers respectively. The partnership is the first of its kind and we look forward to working with Serie A, and all the partners involved, to ensure a long and successful alliance.”A spokesperson for Lega Serie A emphasised that ‘this agreement represents a significant regional partnership and their ongoing commitment to Lega Serie A’s international growth’.Simon Burgess, joint CEO of ISG, added: “We are very proud to be able to use ground-breaking regionalising technologies and strategies to help create this brand-new category for Lega Serie A, and provide such a spectacular media platform for Wellbet across the pan-Asian broadcast footprint.”last_img read more