Jack White Performs A Prairie Home Companion Acoustic Set With Chris Thile [Video]

first_imgJack White has been on a bit of a sabbatical from performing live over the last year. However, White decided to take to the stage last night at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, for a special acoustic set at the opening night of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile‘s tour. The Punch Brothers‘ mandolinist has recently taken over host duties from originator Garrison Keillor for the ‘Companion’ traveling show.With the First-Call Radio Players backing him, Thile performed a set of unabashed Americana music, including a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Thile invited White out for a four-song set, which saw the guitarist perform alongside Thile, with a backing band made up of Lillie Mae Rische (fiddle), Fats Kaplin (pedal steel guitar), and Dominic Davis (bass).White performed The Raconteurs‘ “Carolina Drama,” The White Stripes‘ “City Lights” and “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” with fellow Third Man Records artist Margo Price, and the 1969 Bobby Bare hit “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn.”Check out some video from the performance below. A full stream of the show can also be viewed at www.prairiehome.org. Thile will be hosting and traveling with the A Prairie Home Companion show through early 2017 with a variety of special guests including Esperanza Spalding, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jason Isbell, and more. For upcoming dates, check out the website here.Jack White w/ Margo Price “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)”:Chris Thile “Get It Out On The Radio”:“City Lights”:last_img read more

Rio Olympics: Nigeria to Play Honduras for Football Bronze Medal

first_imgNigeria Under-23 football team’s failure to reach the Rio Olympics Gold medal final after the defeat to Germany last night in Sao Paulo has left the team to compete against Honduras for the consolatory bronze medal match on Saturday.The winner, Germany will now face hosts Brazil in the Gold medal game after the third place match.Against the expectation of Brazilian fans at the stadium yesterday, Germany created the better chances, while African champions Nigeria hardly troubled the opposing defence, who adopted the offside tactic to curtail their offensive threat. The Germans deserved their lead after nine minutes through big defender Lukas Klostermann, who steered home a low cross from the right.But they left it late to double their advantage a minute to full time through substitute Petersen, when he turned in a pass from an acute angle.Nigeria were gifted a big chance by the German goalkeeper Timo Horn to equalize three minutes after the opponents went in front when his poor clearance fell to Sadiq Umar inside the box, but he somehow blocked the effort.In the 20th minute, Nigeria goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel made a point-blank save off Lars Bender to keep his team in the game.And on half of the hour, Sadiq Umar and then Mikel could not capitalize on another slip by the German defence.But Germany created the better chances in the first half – skipper Meyer saw his shot from outside the box miss target not by much and two minutes later, Davie Selke’s shot from top of the box was firmly held by the Nigeria goalie.In the 42nd minute, Selke failed to get a good touch to another low cross from the right with Troost-Ekong breathing down his neck, before Serge Gnabry failed to make the most of another good chance minutes later.In first half stoppage time, Sadiq Umar put Aminu through on goal, only for a German tackle right inside the box put the ball out for a corner.Germany curtailed the attacking threat of the Africans, who failed to step up their game for all 90 minutes.Earlier in the day, Neymar scored after only 14 seconds – the fastest goal in Olympic football history – as Brazil thrashed Honduras 6-0 to reach the men’s final in Rio.Barcelona forward Neymar dispossessed Johnny Palacios to put the hosts ahead.Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus scored twice, Marquinhos and Luan both netted from close range and Neymar completed the rout with an injury-time penalty.Brazil began their campaign with two goalless draws against South Africa and Iraq and were booed by their own fans after their second match.Nevertheless, they are now only 90 minutes away from winning their first Olympic Games men’s football gold medal after losing in the final in 1984, 1988 and 2012.After Neymar, who played in the 2-1 final loss against Mexico four years ago, gave Brazil an early lead, they never looked like losing.No other Brazilian player had touched the ball when Neymar dispossessed Palacios close to the edge of the penalty area and shot at goal. The ball hit goalkeeper Luis Lopez, who had charged out of his goal to try to smother the shot, and rebounded off Neymar into the net.Jesus, 19, has joined Manchester City in a £27m deal, but will stay with Palmeiras until December, and he twice ran clear of the Honduras defence to score two goals and give Brazil a 3-0 lead after only 35 minutes.Marquinhos added a fourth, blasting home from close-range when unmarked following a corner, before Luan tapped in after substitute Felipe Anderson’s run.Neymar got his second goal of the match with a 92nd-minute penalty after Palacios fouled Luan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

As easy as two clicks with Letterkenny Cabs new ‘Taxi Caller’ App

first_imgLetterkenny largest Taxi company Letterkenny Cabs are delighted to launch their new customer and driver app on to the market.The name of the app is “TaxiCaller” and is NOW downloadable for free on the Play Store on all androids.What this now allows customers to do is book a taxi with 2 clicks of a button without the need to talk to anybody. The main benefit of the app is customers are given the information of how far the taxi is away from you but also view the taxi approaching your pick up point. You can enter your differing needs of transport requirements, for example 5 persons. Due to the nature of our business being a two sided platform, Letterkenny Cabs require not only the demand side of the business but also the supply side of the business. In regards to this we are offering drivers a month’s free trial of the app.In regards to the driver app this is also downloadable on the Play Store and the name of the driver app is “TaxiCaller Driver”. A driver downloads the app on a smartphone and ensures that they have data capabilities. Letterkenny Cabs then issue the driver with a login detail and password. They are ready to not only work the customer app but also if they wish work of our dispatch system and cover Letterkenny Cabs overflow of work.We need drivers to login to the driver app and customers to use the customer app to make this a success, without customers looking for the service or the drivers not offering their service this app will simply not work. Letterkenny Cabs however realise that this is a long term project and will take time to make it a success. We do not want to worry customers who still want to pick up the phone and speak to a dispatcher. Staff will still be on the other side of the line, this is simply another service that we are offering to customers and drivers.The app is only the start of modernising how we do take and dispatch calls. With Google maps now being aligned to the post code it will allow when the dispatch system is fully functional that there will no longer be a need to give directions to a house, you will simply be asked for your postcode.Also things like credit card payments will become available with our new system.If you would like to know more as a customer or a driver get in touch via our Facebook page or ring 074 91 27000 for more details.As easy as two clicks with Letterkenny Cabs new ‘Taxi Caller’ App was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Androiddonegalletterkenny cabstaxitaxi callerlast_img read more