[Video: Bruce Springsteen]Like many of the song performed throughout his Broadway run, this new live version sounds incredible. Even at the respectable age of 69, Springsteen still successfully channels his younger self and inspires the listener in the process with the lyrics, “Working all day in my dad’s garage/driving all night, chasing some mirage.” Bruce utilizes both his harmonica and acoustic guitar for the solo performance, using those perfectly aged vocal cords of his to inspire his intimate audience. The recording sets the bar for what fans can expect to hear when the soundtrack arrives later next week. Bruce’s performance of “Promised Land” would typically take place six songs into the show each night, finding a home in between “Thunder Road” and “Born in the U.S.A.”.The final performance of Springsteen On Broadway is scheduled for next Saturday, December 15th. The recently announced concert film chronicling one of the shows from Springsteen’s Broadway run will also arrive on Netflix the following day, making for one heck of a weekend for fans of The Boss.It was also recently rumored that Springsteen might be heading back out on tour with the E Street Band in 2019, but sadly that won’t be the case. Springsteen took to Twitter on Tuesday to let fans know he’ll be taking a well-deserved break in the coming year after his long Broadway residency and time spent working on other projects. Fans can be cautiously optimistic that he and his band will be back out on the road in 2020. Until then, fans can click here to pre-order Springsteen On Broadway. Bruce Springsteen has shared a new live recording of “The Promised Land”, which originally appeared on his 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town LP. The new cut of the fan-favorite will appear on his forthcoming soundtrack to his Tony Award-winning theatrical production of “Springsteen On Broadway”, which is scheduled to arrive next Friday, December 14th. The live recording of his 1978 ballad was played during one of Springsteen’s 236 performances at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre, where his one-man show mixing both songs and spoken word has taken run October 2017.Bruce Springsteen – “The Promised Land” (Live) – Official Audio
PARIS, June 7: Defending champions Germany will have the psychological advantage of going to the Russian World Cup finals sitting atop the FIFA rankings.The Germans are in good shape heading to Russia after their talismanic goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, a key player in their 2014 victory, returned to action after a long absence through injury.Neymar’s on-form five-time World Cup winners Brazil are second, multi-talented Belgium are third, Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal fourth and Lionel Messi’s Argentina are fifth.British bookmakers would agree with the top two as they make Germany and Brazil joint World Cup favourites at odds of five to one followed by Spain, France and Argentina.World Cup host nation Russia meanwhile slide to 70th position after a seven-game winless streak. They kick off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on June 14. IANS
The University Park Health Center has offered free flu shots in years past, but only to about 2,000 people. This year, officials expect things to be different.This fall the UPHC, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will offer free H1N1 vaccine shots during a two-day period in early November, and officials are hoping the numbers will be quadrupled from last year’s flu shot turnout.Dr. Lawrence Neinstein, director of the UPHC, said he would like to see 8,000 to 10,000 people show up for the free vaccines this year. In 2008, about 2,000 people received the seasonal flu shot vaccine, but Neinstein is preparing for a large-scale distribution this year.Despite anticipation of high demand for the H1N1 shot, some students said they were wary of the relatively new vaccine.“I would want to know if it has been tested and what the results are before I get the vaccine myself,” said Hasan Abbas, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience.Other students said they will not get a flu shot because they don’t feel they need one, despite the widespread media coverage of the H1N1 virus.“I don’t feel like I need to get the vaccine. I don’t believe it is a pressing issue,” said Madison Pachkowski, a sophomore majoring in kinesiology. “The H1N1 isn’t any different than the normal flu. I feel like it is more publicized and people are more aware of it, but people die from the flu every year.”Still, officials are recommending the vaccine for everyone, including those who believe they are not susceptible to the flu.“Unless you were specifically tested for H1N1 then you should still get the vaccine,” Neinstein said. “All indications suggest this is a safe, important and effective vaccine … You’re not just helping yourself but you’re helping everyone else on campus.”Right now, the UPHC is looking at distributing the vaccine Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at the Lyon Center, but Neinstein said the date, location and availability of the vaccine are subject to change.The Department of Public Health will be staffing the event with nurses, supplying the vaccine and bringing the materials for distribution, Neinstein said. In case more people than expected show up on the first day, the county is prepared to bring more of the vaccine for the second day.Jason Heim, a junior majoring in communications, said he thought the UPHC was right in preparing for more people who want the flu shot.“I think more people will get the vaccine this year specifically because it is the H1N1. People will go this time who normally wouldn’t go for the regular flu shot,” Heim said.Tamara Arakelyan, a junior majoring in public policy, managing and planning, said that although she has not gotten a flu shot before, she is considering it this year.“I didn’t get the vaccine last year but I am more inclined to get it this year because there is so much hype about the H1N1 and I am more aware of it,” she said.Neinstein noted that the event is not limited to just students.“We would like to focus on the high priority groups but the county is not going to turn anyone away,” Neinstein said. “The flu kills 10,000 to 15,000 people every year; that is why it is important for everyone to get vaccinated every year, not just for the H1N1.”There will be other opportunities to get the vaccine, but after this first event it will no longer be free. The UPHC is planning on passing out the vaccine later as well, but it will have to charge a small staffing fee since the county will no longer be bringing in its own staff, Neinstein said. There will also be an opportunity for students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine for free, but it will be separate from the H1N1 vaccine.
There are fears now that the Enyimba Stadium project may still face further delay before being completed in spite of the N100 million released early this week by the Abia State government to the contractor handling the project.The delay would be as a result of hike in forex that has seen the Naira coming to an all time low.A competent source in Umuahia disclosed that the contractor, Monimichelle had before now only imported part of the materials needed for the project while waiting to get more funds from the Abia State government. THISDAY learnt that as things stand now with the Naira and the euro exchange rate standing at over N400 to one, there would be a variation in the cost of the project to be realised.“The exchange rate keeps going up everyday against the Naira. And with the delay in the release of funds on the part of government, there is no magic the contractor can perform. All the materials needed to complete the project are being imported from Europe and that is a lot of challenge,” observed the decent source yesterday.The Samson Siasia Stadium project in Yenagoa suffered a similar fate with the state government rising to the occasion to save the situation.The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson recently doled out more funds to the tune of N350million to ensure the completion of the Yenagoa stadium likely to be commissioned before the end of the year.The Samson Siasia Stadium when completed would boast of the best playing pitch in the country. Gov Dickson has been getting accolades for making the stadium project a priority.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram