Nine Inch Nails Confirm 2017 Band Lineup For Both Upcoming Festival Appearances

first_imgIn late December of 2016, NIN dropped their latest EP, Not the Actual Events, three years after their 2013 Hesitation Marks. With two more releases on the books for this year, we look forward to hearing what the band has been up to during their time off. Nine Inch Nails have confirmed two performances in 2017, marking their triumphant return after a three year hiatus. The industrial rock band will be making two headlining appearances, at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, July 21 – 23, and again the next weekend at Panorama Music Festival in New York City, June 28 – 30. Earlier today, NIN shared an image on their social media pages that confirms the lineup for these upcoming shows.Frontman Trent Reznor will be joined by guitarist Robin Finck, keyboardist Alessandro Cortini, drummer Ilan Rubin, and their newest official member, Atticus Ross. See the illusive announcement below:last_img read more

Failure in Pope’s Security Urges Change in the Command and Control System

first_img A very different command and control structure was used at the 2012 Rio+20 Conference, and at the 2011 Military World Games, both very successful. During the unbelievable incident, escorts on motorcycles were confused about the itinerary and Federal Police officers stepped out of their vehicles, in an attempt to prevent access to the pope. The images were transmitted live to the world and caused great apprehension because of the danger that the sovereign pontiff was exposed to, and the possibility of an attack. By Dialogo July 26, 2013 The motivation, which was probably political-ideologically driven, was articulated between the ministries of Defense and Justice, against the recommendations of the Armed Forces Joint Staff. The lack of consensus between both responsible agencies, during the evaluation of errors, clearly shows the absence of unity of command in managing the process. This serious vulnerability was the result of a lack in coordination between the Extraordinary Security Department for Large Events (from the Ministry of Justice) and the Transportation Department of the City of Rio de Janeiro. This experimental and unprecedented structure tends to present problems in the coordination, control, synchronization matrix, and in the circumvention of terrorist threats (reactively, counter-terrorism and proactively, anti-terrorism). The lack of unity of command most likely led to a disregard of the performance study of the scenario promoted by the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN), most of all, considering the instability in the city since the Confederations Cup, in which riots caused by unsatisfied crowds who have been trying to take advantage of the visibility of large events to obtain public attention for their demands and to erode the government of the state of Rio de Janeiro. During the pope’s visit to Rio de Janeiro, the entire convoy was kept for more than 35 extra minutes on a busy street, in downtown. It is clear that for the 2014 World Cup it will be necessary to return to the systematically adopted method used in previous events, such as the London Olympic Games and the Rio+20 Conference.last_img read more

SC allows Mary Jane Veloso to testify vs recruiters

first_imgShe was again spared late 2015 as theIndonesia’s Attorney General Office decided to forego a third round ofexecutions due to its economic slowdown./PN In a verdict by the high court onFriday, Veloso could give her testimony before the Philippine Consular Officeand Indonesian officials in a bid to convict alleged recruiters Ma. CristinaSergio and Julius Lacanilao for human trafficking. The SC’s verdict was a reversal of anearlier decision by the Court of Appeals, which rejected the appeal of theconvicted Filipina worker to let her testify against her alleged illegalrecruiters. The Filipina said she was tricked by herrecruiters into smuggling illegal drugs into Indonesia. MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) hasallowed incarcerated overseas Filipina worker Mary Jane Veloso to testifyagainst her alleged illegal recruiters from her detention in Indonesia. “The Court said that to disallow thewritten interrogatories will curtail Mary Jane’s right to due process,” saidthe SC. “Her imprisonment in Indonesia and the conditions attached to herreprieve denied her of any opportunity to decide for herself to voluntarilyappear and testify before the trial court in Nueva Ecija where the cases of therespondents of illegal recruitment were pending.” Meanwhile, overseas Filipino workersgroup Migrante said that the decision to allow Veloso’s written testimony wouldbe a precedent to future cases. Veloso was sentenced to execution byfiring squad after she was convicted of drug trafficking for being caught with2.6 kilograms of heroin in her luggage at Yogyakarta airport in 2010. “The Supreme Court has allowed thetaking of the testimony of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso againsther recruiters by way of deposition in Indonesia,” said the SC’s PublicInformation Office (PIO). “It shall also serve as a precedent foroverseas Filipinos who may in troublesome circumstances later find themselvesvictims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment,” Migrante said in astatement. Veloso was supposed to have beenexecuted on April 29, 2015, but it was postponed to allow her to testifyagainst her alleged illegal recruiters in the Philippines. last_img read more

Max Wittek impresses with solid starting debut

first_imgSaturday’s rivalry game against Notre Dame featured an unfamiliar sight at the Coliseum.The Trojan faithful saw a very casual-looking Matt Barkley on the gridiron: no pads, no cleats, no helmet and, most importantly, no footballs thrown by his record-setting right arm.The senior signal caller, who missed the game because of an AC sprain, strode out onto the field for Senior Day wearing, more or less, gym clothes. He held USC’s victory ‘V’ high above his head with his left arm, saluting the fans and then embracing his coach.After UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, who leads the Pac-12 in sacks, planted USC’s four-year starter on a blindside hit in the Trojans’ 38-28 defeat at the Rose Bowl, redshirt freshman Max Wittek was selected to step up to the plate.It wasn’t a storybook start for Wittek, who completed 14 of 23 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown as the Trojans fell 22-13 to the Fighting Irish. Though the 19-year-old gunslinger gave up two interceptions and took two sacks on his debut, USC coach Lane Kiffin said the Mater Dei alumnus played with poise.“Max did really well for the situation,” Kiffin said. “I thought that in his first start in a national stage game versus what some people would call the best defense in the country … he did a good job handling himself.”After the game, Barkley also told Wittek he was proud of him.“You played your heart out,” Barkley said, according to Wittek. “Mistakes will come.”Wittek’s sole touchdown toss came at the beginning of the second quarter, when he found junior wide receiver Robert Woods for an 11-yard score that would put USC’s first points on the board.But perhaps more important than his statistical output, Wittek steps away from his first start with a taste of what’s expected of him.“I believe: Take it as it comes,” Wittek said. “I definitely got a lot of great experience out there today against a great defense. They’ve been stopping offenses all year. I think there’s a lot to learn from, and I look forward to watching the tape.”Lee and Woods Upon reeling in catch No. 112, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee broke teammate Robert Woods’ Pac-12 single-season receptions record. Record aside, Lee finished the night with 75 yards and no touchdowns, connecting with Wittek for only five receptions.On a 13-play, 80-yard drive, though, Wittek rifled Lee a crucial four-yard pass, which appeared to be caught in the end zone. But before the snap, Kiffin called a timeout, which nullified the potential six points.“We’re pretty synced up together,” Wittek said of Lee. “Just a couple of balls, maybe I should have put them further to the outside to give him a better chance to make a play, but with a guy like Marqise, a lot of times you can just throw it up there and he can make the play for you.”Though his single-season record was broken, Woods had a standout day at the Coliseum, finishing with seven catches for 92 yards and one touchdown. The junior looked like the Trojans’ most potent offensive weapon, despite what has felt like a season-long focus on Lee’s playmaking abilities.Trojan fans will await Woods’ decision this offseason as to whether he will enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Woods did not confirm after the game whether he would seek an evaluation from NFL scouts.The luck o’ the IrishNo. 1 Notre Dame finished Saturday’s game with a commanding nine-point lead, keeping the Trojans at bay and essentially advancing to the BCS national championship game.The Irish defense consistently tightened up in the red zone, creating a couple frustrating goal-line possessions for the Trojans and pinning USC’s offense to finish 1 of 9 on third- and fourth-down conversions.“It’s so hard to score touchdowns versus them — the ball’s on the 2-inch line, you think you could score touchdowns there,” Kiffin said. “You’d like to think that with that many snaps you could at least score a touchdown.”Led by linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o, who finished the night with five tackles and one interception, Notre Dame’s defense has only allowed eight touchdowns in 33 red zone possessions — the lowest ratio for any Football Bowl Subdivision defense in the last eight seasons.The undefeated Irish will likely play the SEC champion, Alabama or Georgia, in January’s national championship in Miami. Alabama and Georgia face off Saturday at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.Turning a new leafThe Trojans cap the regular season at 7-5 after what was projected to be a triumphant bout of “unfinished business.” USC is the first preseason No. 1 squad to end its season unranked since Ole Miss in 1964.Bedeviled by turnovers, penalties and slow starts, the Trojans lost four of their last five games, including upset losses to UCLA and Arizona. Much of the trouble also stemmed from USC’s defense, including a problematic secondary, but players are looking forward to one last chance at some gridiron redemption.“We got to soak it in,” sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard said of Saturday’s loss. “We have to prepare for the bowl game, we have to get ready for that.”According to various projections, USC is expected to play in the Las Vegas Bowl, Sun Bowl or Holiday Bowl, although nothing has been confirmed.Beyond their bowl game, the Trojans hope to make the necessary adjustments during the offseason to prepare for the 2013 season.“We’re going to look at everything, just like we did last offseason,” Kiffin said. “We’re going to take our time and really go back and look at the whole season, and figure out where we can improve.”Quick Hits– Attendance at the Coliseum was announced as a sellout crowd of 93,607.– Saturday’s match up was the fifth-straight game that a USC starting quarterback threw at least two interceptions.– In USC’s five losses in 2012, the offense turned the ball over 16 times.last_img read more