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Press release: Minister for State for the Americas statement on Nicaragua

first_imgFurther information I am deeply concerned by the ongoing violence in Nicaragua, particularly the excessive use of force by the authorities and pro-government armed groups against the people of Nicaragua. Reports of human rights abuses, including the use of live ammunition, are alarming and should be thoroughly investigated. For stability to return to the country the Nicaraguan Government must take responsibility for ending the violence and provide safe conditions for peaceful dialogue to resume. The UK supports the work by the Organisation of American States, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the UN, and we urge the Nicaraguan authorities to allow them to carry out their work without any interference. We also welcome the Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference’s mediation role and encourage all parties to commit to a peaceful resolution of the crisis. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Follow Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan on Twitter @AlanDuncanMP and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists Email [email protected] Foreign Office Minister for the Americas, Sir Alan Duncan said: Media enquirieslast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Releases New Song “Half Delayed” From Upcoming Album

first_imgJam titans Umphrey’s McGee are gearing up for a huge 2018. With the band’s 20th anniversary approaching in early January and a year-long celebration in store, Umphrey’s will kick off the huge year with the release of a new album. The new album, it’s not us, will be released on Friday, January 12th via Nothing Too Fancy Music, and it will feature a mix of reliable, road-tested material such as “Remind Me” and “Speak Up”, songs culled from old jams and demos such as “The Silent Type”, “Forks”, and “You & You Alone”, as well as several unheard, brand new tracks. Fans have been itching to hear some of the new material, but, until now, have only been able to hear lead single “The Silent Type” and bass-heavy b-side “Looks” thanks to an exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday release and a fun music video.Today, however, Umphrey’s McGee released a new lyric video for one of the brand new songs that made the cut for it’s not us via GuitarWorld.com. “Half Delayed” features a laid-back vibe, with a smooth, groove-based drum beat and echo-laden guitar anchoring the track. Brendan Bayliss’ vocals are as clean as ever, with the band once again showing their prowess for harmonies on the song’s chorus. Even though the song clocks in at 3:36, guitar wizard Jake Cinninger still has time to shine, delivering a stunning, soaring guitar solo at the end of the track.Umphrey’s McGee Drops Futuristic Techno-Romp Music Video For “The Silent Type”“Initially, ‘Half Delayed’ was the working title, just a marker to quickly remind me that this idea was only half finished and started with a delay loop,” Bayliss explained to Guitar World. “We never intended to call it “Half Delayed”, but it actually fits when you listen to the lyrics.” He went on to explain that “the whole song started with a simple delayed guitar line that could be faded out and back in at any point, and that gave it a hypnotic vibe that set the table for everything else. It starts small and ends big.”Cinninger added that “‘Half Delayed’ is relaxed then energized…We just let the tape roll and I approached it by thinking about the vocal melody. Atmosphere is key, too much Pro Tools in most rock music today loses a sense dynamics. Going off the cuff results in a more human sound.”“Half Delayed” packs a punch, with the song starting off as a ballad, moving into groove-rock territory before finishing off with aggressive power rock. Umphrey’s McGee shows just how dynamic they can be on this new song from it’s not us. Listen to “Half Delayed” below.last_img read more

Tyler Lydon’s offensive breakout ‘was just a matter of when’

first_imgTyler Lydon hung from the rim with his right hand, just above Georgetown’s Rodney Pryor. The Carrier Dome crowd erupted. The referees called Pryor for a foul and sent Lydon to the free-throw line in the two-point game.But first he basked in the moment. He let out a scream and looked to the crowd with six and a half minutes remaining. This was the Tyler Lydon that landed on the preseason Wooden Award watch list. Not the one that entered the game averaging 9.9 points.A minute and a half later, Lydon stepped back at the 3-point line and nailed a shot to cut the deficit to one. As he backpedaled down the court, he held his hands below his waist. Then he lifted one arm up and pointed to fans sitting along the sideline. If the Orange was to complete a comeback, it would have to be on his back. But trailing by one was as close as SU got.Lydon poured in a career-high 29 points on Saturday afternoon as Syracuse’s (6-4) comeback fell short in a 78-71 loss to the Hoyas (7-4). The sophomore has spent time with assistant coach Adrian Autry before practices in recent weeks to workshop his game. The work finally paid off as he got going by scoring around the basket. The forward went 12-of-13 from the field, including three 3s, and recorded nine rebounds, four offensive, to spark the Orange.“He was aggressive, I thought. But you know, he just had an unbelievable game,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Tremendous inside, outside, post-ups, everything he did was great.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore practice on Wednesday, Autry methodically drilled Lydon. The emphasis was on his footwork on jump shots. He curled around screens Autry set for him. He stepped back, caught and shot. He stepped inside the arc, took a dribble and unloaded. He side-stepped with his feet in sync and let it fly. From the top of the key, the wings and the corners.Lydon missed one 3 from the left wing and yelled “f*ck”. When he messed up a shuffle step he chucked the ball at the backboard from the 3-point line. After sets he hunched over with his hands on his hips.He entered Saturday with just three games of multiple 3-pointers. As Syracuse’s most heralded returner, Lydon’s 3-point percentage drop from 40.2 percent to 34.3 percent left him needing more.Remove the buzz of 30,000, the “Pearl” warmup shirt and the fans clamoring to see the player that could be the Orange’s next to leave early for the NBA. Before facing Georgetown, Lydon performed a similar routine with Autry. He had to go to work.“Tyler Lydon doesn’t have an unbelievable game, we lose by 15,” Boeheim said. “That’s about what it probably should have been.”Lydon scored on putbacks following each of his four offensive rebounds to get going offensively. Boeheim has urged the streaky 3-point shooter to attack the glass this season.Throughout the year, guard Andrew White has spoken with Lydon about being the player opposing defenses key in on. To combat the “red X” Lydon carries with him, White said he needs to get easy baskets.“He was a rock for our team tonight,” White said.As he heated up in the second half, he began calling for the ball. Whether it was spotting up behind the arc on the weak side of the defense or posting up in the paint, Lydon knew he had the hot hand en route to 20 points after halftime.Lydon tried to take advantage of every mismatch and scored seven consecutive points, trimming Georgetown’s lead to 60-59.“I knew it would come. It was just a matter of when,” Lydon said. “Like I’ve been saying the whole time, it’s basketball. I’m not going to make every shot. … I just got to keep working, keep pushing through and just keep going.”Lydon scored another six points in the final three minutes, but missed two late free throws.The Orange couldn’t keep up with the Hoyas but it wasn’t because of Lydon.“He played great basketball today,” Boeheim said. “But one guy can’t do it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 17, 2016 at 4:42 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more