Glastonbury Organizers Receive Death Threats For Booking Kanye West

first_imgHundreds of thousands of angry music lovers have already made their voices heard in a petition for a cause that is clearly important to many: getting Kanye West off the Glastonbury bill. Now, festival organizer Emily Eavis is coming forward saying that she actually received death threats over the controversial booking.“It was not a pleasant world we unwrapped,” she said. “I had death threats and stuff. It was just horrible. It was just crazy. It was getting out of control. We had Time magazine, all the American news channels saying they were going to come down. This incredible onslaught worldwide.“It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for the festival,” she continued. “Kanye West is making the most exciting music at the moment. He is an amazing force as a performer. For us, getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coup.”In addition to Kanye, the festival will see headlining sets from the Foo Fighters and Florence and the Machine. Check out the full lineup here.[Via The Guardian]last_img read more

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London hit by power outage in suspected national grid failure

first_imgA suspected failure in the U.K.’s national grid on Friday led to a brief power outage across the country, UK Power Networks said.“We’re aware of a power cut affecting a large area of London and South East. We believe this is due to a failure to National Grid’s network, which is affecting our customers,” UK Power Networks tweeted.The brief power interruption caused disruptions to a large number of train services, with some traffic lights also shutting down.Transport authorities however confirmed that power had been restored and normal service was expected to resume shortly.In the period when power was out, police officers were deployed to help guide traffic on the roads in order to avoid congestions.Tens of thousands of homes across swathes of London and the South East were affected by the power cut.Related SA’s national bird under threat due to power lines Power restored in some parts of Kenya after major outagecenter_img ZIMBABWE POWER TRANSITIONlast_img read more

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Vikings 2020 Schedule Unveiled

first_imgThe NFL revealed the details of its 2020 schedule Thursday night during a three-hour telecast. The Houston Texans will play at Super Bowl champion Kansas City in the season opener on September 10th.The Vikings will open the season at home against the Green Bay Packers at noon on Sunday, September 13th. Other highlights include prime time games at Seattle on Sunday, October 11th and at Chicago on Monday, November 16th, as well as a game in New Orleans on Christmas Day (a Friday this year). Vikings football can be heard all season long on AM 1240 and FM 95.3 WJON.Minnesota College Football Players in the 2020 NFL DraftGetty ImagesGopher receiver Tyler JohnsonJohnson is projected to be drafted between round 2-4Getty ImagesGopher running back Rodney SmithHopes to get his name called at some point Thursday-Saturday.Getty ImagesGopher Linebacker Kamal MartinExpected to be drafted in day 3 of the draft.Getty ImagesGopher Edge Rusher Carter CoughlinCoughlin is a Eden Prairie native. He’s been spending time with his family in their lake home near Pequot Lakes.Getty ImagesGopher Safety Antoine Winfield Jr.He’s moving up draft boards and could be taken as high as the first round Thursday night.gojohnnies.comSt. John’s Offensive Lineman Ben BartchThe Johnnie tackle could be taken as high as the 2nd round Friday night. 1/1 About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 1080p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD About Connatix V56490 360plast_img read more

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