Dave Matthews Band Shares Bass-Heavy New Studio Single, “Again And Again” [Listen]

first_imgDave Matthews Band has released yet another new single, “Again And Again”, from their upcoming album, Come Tomorrow–due out on June 8th via RCA Records. This marks the third single released off Come Tomorrow, following “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” and “That Girl Is You”.The track originally debuted along with two others at the band’s 25th-anniversary show in 2016, with Dave taking a rare turn on keys. At the time, Matthews noted that it was as-of-yet untitled, but printed setlists dubbed the track “Bob Law”. Now officially re-named “Again And Again”, the catchy, bass- and synth-forward recording shifts deftly from somber and brooding to sunny and joyous, making for an at-once fresh and familiar sound that DMB fans are sure to love. You can listen to Dave Matthews Band’s “Again And Again” in the official visualizer video below:Dave Matthews Band – “Again And Again”[Video: Dave Matthews Band]Come Tomorrow will be Dave Matthews Band’s ninth studio release, serving as a follow-up to 2012’s Away From The World, the critically and commercially successful hit that debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. According to the album’s announcement, it was created in studios across the United States and with several different producers, including John Alagia, Mark Batson, Rob Cavallo, and Rob Evans.Once released, Come Tomorrow will be available in CD, digital, and cassette formats. The band also notes that they’ll release a limited-edition white-vinyl 4 LP set exclusively through the DMB and Warehouse Official stores. You can pre-order Dave Matthews Band’s new album, due out on June 8th, here.Dave Matthews Band is currently in the midst of their extensive summer tour. See below for a full list of dates. For more information, head to the Dave Matthews Band website.Dave Matthews Band Summer 2018 Upcoming Tour Dates:6/1 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion6/2 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center6/5 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater6/6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre6/7 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center6/9 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live6/12 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion6/13 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion6/15 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/16 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center6/23 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre6/27 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater6/29 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion6/30 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion7/1 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater7/6 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/7 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/10 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage7/11 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest7/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/17 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater7/18 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center7/20 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek7/21 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach7/24 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte7/25 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre7/27 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds7/28 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds8/24 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/25 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/28 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater8/31 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/1 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/2 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/7 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys9/8 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View9/10 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlView All Tour Dates[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Innovative faculty research receives support

What if there were a way to create electricity from tapping temperature differences between the Earth’s surface and space, or to track thoughts and logic in the brain?Answering “there is” to either of those questions could substantially change our lives. And it’s these ideas — among others — that the winners of this year’s Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research are examining across Harvard’s labs and research departments.The annual competition, now in its second year, was established by the Star family at the suggestion of James A. Star ’83. It is designed to acknowledge and support some of the most innovative research being done by Harvard faculty in the natural and social sciences.David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at SEAS, is leading a project that, if successful, could reduce the risk of solar geoengineering. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerIn discussing the selection process, Douglas Melton, the Xander University Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, who also chairs the Star Family Challenge faculty selection committee, said, “As you can guess, we are charged with something that seems so easy that isn’t that easy.“We want to find projects that are potentially important and that in general should be funded if the nation was working properly. And many of the projects we saw should be funded, but that wasn’t good enough. They have to be proposals that were much more risky,” he explained.From a field of 50 proposals across 25 departments, five were chosen for this year’s awards. The recipients were honored at a ceremony at the Lamont Library on Tuesday. The winners are eligible for awards ranging from $20,000 to $200,000 to aid in their research.“We were looking for truly original and groundbreaking work,” said Melton. “And I will leave it up to you as to whether or not we were successful.”Three of the winners are exploring natural science research that could change humankind’s ability to improve the environment and develop sustainable energy sources.Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics, is exploring the development of a renewable source of energy powered by temperature differences between the Earth’s surface and space. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerFederico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), is exploring the development of a renewable source of energy powered by temperature differences between the Earth’s surface and space. His project, titled “Emissive Energy Harvesting,” aims to extract energy from the thermal radiation that naturally flows upward from the Earth.“What we looked at is a source that really has been neglected,” Capasso said. “It is the heat from the hot Earth and the cold outer space. There is a temperature difference there and so we believe based on this, we can make a normal device called an emissive-energy harvester which can capture some of this energy.”David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at SEAS, is leading a project that, if successful, could reduce the risks of solar geoengineering, a promising but controversial solution to problems caused by global warming and climate change. His plan explores the use of solid aerosol particles, which could potentially be disbursed in the atmosphere to reduce the amount of solar energy that reaches the Earth and combat the effects of global warming.“What is exciting is for the first time to do experiments that specifically address the question of whether we could tailor particles to reduce ozone impacts,” Keith said. “So that is the central thing we are going after, is to develop experiments that could probe whether or not particles could be designed to do that.”Daniel Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and professor of environmental science and engineering, is hoping to solve a problem with the model used to predict global warming. The research is focused on the “hiatus” in global warming first occurring in the late 1940s, again beginning in 2000, and continuing today. Schrag and his team hope to prove that changing water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean cause periodic temperature plateaus.“What we are seeing is exactly the same as we saw mid-century, and understanding what causes this and actually being able to predict this, is really an important part our confidence that our understanding of climate change is robust,” said Schrag, the director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.Paola Arlotta, professor of stem cell regenerative biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is exploring the development of human cerebral buds grown from stem cells taken from a human skin sample. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe final two Star Family Challenge winners are focused on the study of the functions and malfunctions of the brain.Paola Arlotta, professor of stem cell regenerative biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), may have the project with the catchiest name: “Cognition in the Dish: Creation of the Next-Generation Models of Neurodevelopment Disease Using Human Brain Organoids.” Arlotta is exploring the development of human cerebral buds grown from stem cells taken from a human skin sample. The hope is that the organoids, which are 3-D organ buds grown in the lab, one day can be evolved into cerebral tissue for use in drug screening and research into autism and other neurodevelopmental disease.“The reality is that our knowledge of the structural underpinnings of the cellular defect in the brains of these patients is very superficial,” Arlotta said. “These are very sophisticated diseases that really affect the most sophisticated parts of our brain and some of the most sophisticated behaviors that we have.”Joshua Greene, associate professor of psychology in FAS, is using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to explore how information travels from one part of the brain to another in processing. His project, “The Nuts and Bolts of Complex Thought: Neural Mechanisms of the Truth-Functional Operation,” is investigating how and where the brain processes the complex thought needed for most human activities.“This is something we take for granted — that we can hear something for the first time that is quite surprising or novel or absurd and you can understand it immediately,” Greene said. “We really have no idea how this works, we have some hints and most of what we know about the brain comes from the study of animals, but animals don’t do this, so we need to study humans in order to understand.”“I’m really impressed with the breadth, creativity, and innovativeness of the proposals that we have heard here today,” said Robert Star ’76, M.D. ’80, who attended the ceremony with his brother James. “They span across the University and I look forward to having some of the groups work with each other to even increase the innovation in the science.” read more

Nominations received for CUNA Board elections

first_img CUNA has confirmed receipt of three nominations for the Board elections. The deadline for nominations and seconds is Nov. 6.  In contested elections, voting will begin Nov. 12 and close Dec. 18.Nomination information can be found on the CUNA Website.The confirmed nominations are:Elizabeth A. Hayes, president/CEO, Infinity FCU, Westbrook, Maine (District 1, Class A);Tony C. Budet, president/CEO of University FCU, Austin, Texas (Class C); andCharles Elliott, President/CEO, Mississippi CU Association, Jackson, Miss.There are eight director positions on CUNA’s board of directors with terms to expire in 2020, as follows: continue reading » CUNAcenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

As protests rock US cities on holiday weekend, Jacob Blake speaks out

first_imgNine people were arrested and three police officers were treated at local hospitals for injuries sustained during the clashes, the Rochester police department said on Sunday.Mayor Lovely Warren announced that Rochester was moving its family crisis intervention team and its funding out of the police department and into the Department of Youth and Recreation Services in response to the demands for change.”I am committed to addressing these challenges in ensuring that change truly comes,” Warren told a news conference. She said she was glad that New York Attorney General Letitia James had moved to form a grand jury to investigate Prude’s death.Violent clashes also rocked the city of Portland, Oregon, for the 100th day overnight. Demonstrators threw rocks and fire bombs at police who in turn used tear gas, leaving at least one person injured and leading to more than 50 arrests.The Pacific northwestern city has remained another hotspot partly, according to some civic leaders, due to the deployment of federal troops there in July. Topics : Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin last month, spoke out for the first time from his hospital bed as dueling demonstrations over racial justice and policing continued to roil a handful of US cities.In a video posted on Twitter, Blake, dressed in a green hospital gown, described being in constant pain after the shooting that left him paralyzed from the waist down.”I got staples in my back, staples in my damn stomach,” he said in the video posted by his attorney, Ben Crump, late on Saturday. “It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side to side, it hurts to eat.” The Aug. 23 shooting of Blake, 29, reignited protests over racism and police brutality that swept the United States after another Black man, George Floyd, died in May when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.The demonstrations have coincided with widespread upheaval over the social and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly 190,000 people in the United States, the highest death toll in the world.The protests have also moved to the forefront of the presidential election campaign, with President Donald Trump now focused on a platform of law and order in his effort to be re-elected on Nov. 3.At the start of the three-day Labor Day weekend, police in Rochester, New York, used tear gas to disperse some 2,000 protesters in the fourth night of unrest over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after an encounter with police in March.last_img read more

Agriculture Minister has outlined major problems facing the Cabrits National Park.

first_img Share LocalNews Agriculture Minister has outlined major problems facing the Cabrits National Park. by: – August 2, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 21 Views   no discussions Share Honourable Matthew Walter.Honourable Matthew Walter, Minister with responsibility for Agriculture and Forestry has outlined four major problems facing the Cabrits National Park.Mr. Walter, who was addressing the formal closing ceremony of the OPAL Project and formal handing over ceremony of the Marine Interpretation Centre in Cabrits last week, says there is a need for greater awareness and appreciation of the Marine Reserve. “The major problems facing the park in the context of sustainable levels are one, lack of awareness or appreciation of the importance of the Marine Reserve within the community and the need to preserve the reef, two, no management of the reserve and enforcement of existing reserve rules and regulations, three, threat of improper solid and liquid waste disposal and four unsustainable fishing practices.”Minister Walter noted that a proposal has been developed in an effort to address these concerns.“To address these issues a proposal developed by key stakeholders based on a number of studies funded through the OPAL project including the sustainable livelihood assessment. The environmental and socio-economic sight studies, the draft management plan and a training needs assessment, information gleaned from the medium term growth and protection strategy of the Government of Dominica and the country poverty assessment final report was also used,” Walter said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Rohr escapes Super Eagles sack

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that embattled Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr, would pen a new deal this month. Speaking in Channels TV sports programme on Wednesday, Pinnick assured that the Franco-German coach would retain his job. He said: “We employed him and there are provisions in his contract that were clearly stated that he should respect and we expect him to respect that. “There are lot of things that we put in place behind the background to make him succeed. “A lot of politics, tear tricks and also keep a close relationship with these players for him to be successive on the job. “It is not just him but the whole set up work together to ensure the team succeeds. “We don’t have any issues with him. “I can go out call him. “So, we would try as much as possible forgive people and move on. “But there are some certain things that we would not be allowed any more. “If he (Rohr) wants to live in Maiduguri or anywhere in the country we would provide him accommodation and the enabling environment to work. “We want to keep him but based on certain conditions.” Rohr, whose contract will expire in June, is expected to discuss a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation this month.Tags: Amaju PinnickChannels TVGernot RohrNFF read more

Saints stick to guns on Clattenburg

first_img The club have failed with a complaint about the referee’s alleged remarks to their England midfielder Adam Lallana, with the Football Association joining the referees’ governing body PGMOL in taking no action. Southampton, however, are understood to be sticking to their guns in insisting Clattenburg should not to be appointed to officiate in any of their games. Southampton are heading for a potential clash with the Premier League if they continue to insist that referee Mark Clattenburg should not officiate at their matches. “Consequently, The FA will not be taking any further action in relation to this matter and now considers this case to be closed.” The club said they did not want him refereeing any of their matches until the issue was resolved and Press Association Sport understands that remains the case. Southampton also want to see referees’ conversations being recorded, and an independent panel judging complaints. The Premier League did consider recording all referees following the Mikel case but it was decided that the negatives outweighed the positives. A Southampton spokesman said last week: “An official insulting any player, no matter his intentions, is clearly not acceptable behaviour. For this reason we do not accept the verdict of the PGMOL in relation to this case and do not consider the matter to be over. “Under the circumstances we do not feel it appropriate for Mr Clattenburg to officiate in any of our matches until this matter is properly resolved.” That would cut across the Premier League’s rules – and it has reiterated last week’s statement from the PGMOL that he “will be considered for selection for all and any matches going forward in the usual way”. Clattenburg was previously cleared of a complaint by Chelsea that he racially abused their player John Obi Mikel and has since taken charge of games involving the London club. Saints had claimed in a letter to referees’ governing body PGMOL that Clattenburg, during the defeat by Everton on December 29, had told Lallana: “You are very different now, since you’ve played for England – you never used to be like this.” Clattenburg has not disputed that and it is understood that referees’ chief Mike Riley will expect him to take extra care in what he says to players, having developed a reputation for having a conversational style compared to most other match officials. The FA has said the latest complaint against Clattenburg is also closed after clearing him of misconduct. The FA has considered the complaint and will take no action. An FA statement said: “The FA can confirm it received a complaint from Southampton concerning referee Mark Clattenburg and his alleged comments made to their player Adam Lallana. “The FA has given its full consideration to this matter and it is our view that the comments, as disclosed in Southampton’s letter of complaint, do not constitute misconduct under the FA’s rules. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pardew describes Newcastle hurt

first_img “You have to show a depth of character at Newcastle and a resilience,” Pardew said. “At times, under difficult circumstances, you have to show you’re brave enough with your decisions to win games and I like to think that I proved that there. “I’d be foolish to say everything was hunky-dory and I was happy go lucky about it all. “It’s a serious business for the Newcastle fans. You have to produce, you have to deliver. “I got used to that pressure after a while, like you do at any big club I guess, but it doesn’t mean it goes away. “Defeats hurt, particularly big defeats.” Pardew admitted he “wasn’t party to” all the transfers that were made at Newcastle, with owner Mike Ashley preferring a continental structure that shares decision-making for recruitment. The former West Ham and Reading boss insists, however, that was never a problem. “The scouting and recruitment decisions, like at most Premier League teams, were based perhaps on the future and the business,” Pardew said. “Some of those transfers I wasn’t party to but big signings into the club, of course I had final say on those – Cabaye, Sissoko, Debuchy – I was heavily involved in – but not all of them. “I think you’ll find that’s the case at Spurs, Liverpool, Manchester United – I don’t think it’s that different but for some reason Newcastle gets a more negative reaction than most.” Pardew added: “Like anything you can always look at a situation ‘glass half-empty’. “I think the local media being banned didn’t help, that was difficult, they looked at a lot of negative situations there which didn’t help with the fans. “That was stuff I had to put up with and deal with but it was always ‘glass half full’ for me and I’ll always be that type.” Pardew played for Palace between 1987 and 1991 and holds a special place in the hearts of Eagles fans after he scored an extra-time winner to beat Liverpool in the 1990 FA Cup semi-final. “Does that count for anything for now? To a degree, when you’ve been at a club and performed well, it stands you in good stead,” Pardew added. “I’m not saying it will cushion every blow, I’m under no illusions. “I have to do what I do well, set up a team, motivate them and try to get them to achieve more than they can. That’s my big strength and that’s what I want to do.” Pardew was handed the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year award in 2012 after leading the Magpies to a fifth-place finish and the club threatened the top four again last season before falling away in the second half of the campaign. Newcastle’s chances of Champions League qualification were harmed by high-profile departures as the likes of Andy Carroll, Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy were all sold for handsome profits. Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew admits it hurt to watch his best teams being dismantled at Newcastle but claims he is a stronger and more resolute manager after four years in the North East. Press Association “I can think of two really good sides I had at Newcastle,” Pardew said. “The one that finished fifth – in a way you’ve kind of won the league for a team like Newcastle when you do that. “But then I thought we actually had an even better team than that only 12 months ago when we had Loic Remy, Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Fabricio Coloccini, Tim Krul – that team was a really, really strong team. “I was really hurt that we never got back to that team. “Cabaye leaving was out of our control, he didn’t give us any movement on that, and Remy got injured and we couldn’t secure the position. “We never got back to that and when that has happened before, it starts to hurt. “They were ninth when I left, it’s a really good, stable club and it’s a good position for a different manager to take it forward and I hope they do.” Pardew came under heavy pressure from Newcastle fans earlier this season when the team sank into the bottom three and an online petition calling for him to be sacked gathered more than 2,000 signatures. last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka game abandoned due to rain, wet outfield

first_imgPakistan had won their previous seven encounters in the World Cup against Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka and Pakistan lost their opening games in the 2019 World Cup.Sri Lanka and Pakistan are third and fourth respectively in the points table. New Delhi: For a couple of days, Bristol was pounded with rain. The weather forecast for the game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the County Ground was not looking all that great with 91 per cent chances of rain. The forecast proved to be true. The rain lashed Bristol for close to three hours. The rain cleared and there were two inspections. However, damp patches on the outfield resulted in the match being abandoned without even the toss taking place and both Pakistan and Sri Lanka getting one point each. In a strange twist of fate, these were the first points for Sri Lanka in a World Cup encounter against Pakistan, having lost all previous seven encounters.Before the start of the match, the teams had not left the team hotel as the rain lashed down. There was a yellow alert for heavy rain in the area. However, the steady rain eased to a drizzle and the sun broke through. The umpires had scheduled an inspection at 14:30 hrs local time but they went back and announced that a second inspection was scheduled at 15:15 hrs local. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. When the second inspection concluded, the umpires and the match referee Andy Pycroft had an intense meeting about the state of the outfield. The umpires were concerned about a big patch on the outfield and despite the sun breaking through the clouds, the outfield was not safe enough for play to begin. 20 minutes after the meeting concluded, the decision was made to abandon the match.With this result, Sri Lanka has moved to the third spot with three points from three games while Pakistan is in the fourth spot with the same tally of points but with a poor net run-rate due to their heavy loss to the West Indies in their opening game in Trent Bridge.Pakistan will take on Australia in a crucial clash at Taunton on June 12 while Sri Lanka faces a massive challenge against a confident Bangladesh side in Bristol on June 11. The next match of the ICC Cricket World Cup features hosts England, smarting from their 14-run defeat against Pakistan, taking on Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday. The second game features Afghanistan taking on New Zealand in Taunton.last_img read more

Rivers United Arrive in Madrid for Pre-season

first_imgThe ‘Pride of Rivers’ emerged champions of that competition after navigating three hard-fought matches against Nigeria’s flagbearers in 2017 CAF club competitions, Enugu Rangers, FC Ifeanyiubah and Wikki Tourists.Speaking shortly before the team departed the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa yesterday, leader of the delegation and Rivers State Commissioner of Sports, Honourable Boma Iyaye explained that the trip was imperative as it acts as the icing on the cake as far as the club’s preparations for the new season is concerned.“This trip represents the fulfilment made to the team by the number one supporter, the Rivers State Governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike as part of their pre-season preparations.“Clubs in Madrid, particularly Real Madrid have a winning culture and coming here (Madrid) will help us imbibe that spirit and psyche.“Another objective of this training tour to Madrid is making Rivers United not just a national and continental brand but one to be reckoned with internationally.“We will be in Madrid for ten days and have already forged an alliance with La Liga, Spain, in the shape of training matches and more.“By the time they are done with the training tour, I am sure the players, coaches and officials will be the better for it,” Iyaye told the club’s official website.In the same vein, striker Emeka Ogbugh has expressed happiness at the opportunity which will be afforded him and his teammates in Spain.“We want to thank the Rivers State Government for this opportunity and we promise to justify this high level of confidence expected of us.“It is important to let the sponsors and fans know that we understand why we are all here and hopefully, we will do Rivers State and Nigeria proud come 2017,” he said.While in Madrid, Rivers United FC is expected to face a La Liga club in a tune up game while proposed friendly matches have already been lined up against Segunda B clubs, Levante Union Deportiva II and Club Deportivo Alcoyano.The Rivers United squad will also attend training sessions of a La Liga club (as well as the sessions of the youth teams of the club).A guided tour to the storied home of reigning European champions, Real Madrid, the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has also been lined up.The technical crew of Rivers United led by manager, Stanley Eguma is also expected to be huge beneficiaries of the programme as a crash course on coaching methodology has already been arranged with the La Liga club.The Rivers United contingent is due back in Nigeria on Thursday, December 22. Rivers United will represent Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United has arrived in Madrid, Spain for the fifth and final phase of pre-season ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.The contingent of 18 players and eight officials touched down at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport at exactly 2:35pm local time yesterday.A brief stop-over in Frankfurt had been observed after the contingent arrived in the German city at 5:20am local time following a six hour, ten minute flight that began at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by 11:10 pm on Friday, December 12.The Port Harcourt club began their pre-season preparations on November 1 in Port Harcourt with new and retained players commencing light physical work under the guidance of technical manager, Stanley Eguma.The second and third phases of pre-season continued in Abuja and Kaduna, respectively.United’s fourth phase of pre-season between December 7 and 11 came in the shape of Nigeria’s most prestigious pre-season tournament – the Super 4 in Enugu.last_img read more