Inaugural Colossal Clusterfest To Combine Top Comedians & Musicians

first_imgA new event called the Colossal Clusterfest has just been announced, taking place from June 2nd through the 4th in San Francisco, CA. The event is organized by both Comedy Central and Superfly, bringing the comedy titans together with the masterminds of music festival events like Bonnaroo and more. The Colossal Clusterfest has just announced its initial lineup today, with comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr and Sarah Silverman & Friends taking the top line of the billing.The lineup continues with Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Hannibal Buress, Broad City, Bob Odenkirk: No Singing!, Chris Hardwick, Lil Dicky, Fred Armisen, Princess feat. Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Vince Staples, Anthony Jeselnik, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, and more. There’s a Superjam on the lineup as well, dubbed Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz, which is sure to be a jaw dropping performance. SNL’s Pete Davidson is on the lineup, as are Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ty Segall, Escort, Madaila, and more!The festival also boasts interactive art exhibits with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, South Park, Seinfeld and more. For tickets and more information, head to the official Colossal Clusterfest website. You can see part of the lineup announcement below.last_img read more

Paraguayan security forces seize large amounts of cocaine and marijuana

first_img Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) seized 3.4 tons of marijuana and 1.1 kilograms of cocaine in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, in the department of Amambay. The marijuana and cocaine were stashed in a residence and would have been smuggled into Brazil, according to a SENAD report. SENAD is investigating to learn the identity of the drug traffickers. Security forces made the seizure less than four months after SENAD confiscated more than 100 tons of marijuana in Pedro Juan Caballero that were packaged and ready to be trafficked into Brazil. During that operation, they also destroyed 174 hectares of marijuana plants, which could have yielded more than 500 tons of marijuana. By Dialogo September 09, 2014 Colombian Army eradicates 215,000 coca plants Mexico – U.S. drug ring dismantled center_img The Colombian Army said they eradicated 215,000 coca plants it suspects belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the department of Cauca. Soldiers from Task Force Apolo carried out the operation in the village of Las Brisas in the municipality of Buenos Aires. The Army’s Third Division said in a statement that soldiers suspect the coca belonged to the FARC’s Miller Perdomo Column. Coca is the primary ingredient used to produce cocaine. Colombian security forces carried out several successful operations against suspected FARC drug operations during the summer. In June, Colombian counter-narcotics police destroyed two cocaine laboratories and seized more than 810 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $1.5 million (USD). Police said they suspect the laboratories and cocaine belonged to the FARC’s Jacobo Arenas Column. Police destroyed the facilities and seized the cocaine as part of Operation Republic 42 in the Cauca villages of Agua Blanca and Comedulce. Officers also confiscated 600 kilograms of calcium chloride, a solution that’s used to make cocaine. In the U.S. state of Florida, authorities arrested three suspects in connection with the seizure of more than four kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, according to Lee Bentley, the U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Florida. Bentley made the announcement on Sept. 5. The arrests and seizure of crystal methamphetamine broke up a drug trafficking ring that was transporting crystal methamphetamine from México to Florida. Federal authorities identified the suspects as Luis Acosta, 34, of Crescent City, Fla.; Juan Espinoza, 33, of Crescent City; and Enrique Muñoz, 41, of Del Rio, Texas. Each of the suspects are facing a possible maximum sentence of life in prison if they are convicted of federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. authorities arrested the three suspects in the city of Jacksonville during “Operation Glass House.” The methamphetamine seized was worth about $750,000 (USD). Authorities accuse Acosta, Muñoz, and Espinoza of engaging in a conspiracy to obtain and distribute methamphetamine across state lines. The methamphetamine ultimately was distributed throughout northeast Florida, according to U.S. federal court documents. “Methamphetamine, you know, is a tremendous problem in many parts of Florida,” Bentley said during a press conference. “It is in Putnam County, but the operation we conducted here is a success and is going to go a long way in tamping back the problem. We want drug dealers bringing meth and other poisons into Putnam County to know that federal law enforcers are absolutely committed to investigating and prosecuting these individuals to the fullest extent of the law.”last_img read more

Juventus lose to Cagliari; Ibra stars in Milan win

first_imgTURIN: Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of finishing the season as top scorer in Italy’s Serie A faded away on Wednesday as he failed to find the net when champions Juventus slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat away to Cagliari. The 35-year-old Portuguese attacker is on 31 goals for the season, four behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile with only a home league game against fifth-placed AS Roma left to play. Cagliari, who are 13th in the table, shocked the newly-crowned champions in the eighth minute when 20-year-old striker Luca Gagliano reacted quickest, stabbing home Federico Mattiello’s pass across the box to net his first goal for the club. Things went from bad to worse for Juve in first-half stoppage time as Giovanni Simeone smashed a right-foot shot across keeper Gianluigi Buffon and in at the far post to put Cagliari two goals up. With a first-half goal chalked off for offside, Ronaldo had plenty of chances as Juve dominated, but he found his efforts smothered by the Cagliari defence. When his team mates did manage to get a shot on target they found keeper Alessio Cragno in superb form as Cagliari held on to win. Veteran AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a penalty as they won 4-1 at Sampdoria to stay unbeaten since the Serie A season restarted. Milan remained sixth with 63 points which will earn them a place in the Europa League second qualifying round next season, with the automatic spot in that competition going to fifth-placed AS Roma, who beat Torino 3-2 later on Wednesday. Milan went ahead after four minutes when Ante Rebic crossed from the left and the unmarked Ibrahimovic headed past Sampdoria goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone who was making his Serie A debut at the age of 25. Lazio recorded a 2-0 win against already-relegated Brescia in their penultimate match of the season to stay in the race for second spot in the Serie A table. Lecce won 2-1 at Udinese to avoid drop while Genoa was routed 5-0 at Sassuolo. Lecce remained in the bottom three but is just one point below 17th-place Genoa. Federico Chiesa scored a hat trick to help Fiorentina beat Bologna 4-0 and Verona beat Spal 3-0. Agencies Also Watch: 3 Anti CAA Protests In Assam; 30 Indigenous Orgs Protest Todaylast_img read more

Quarterbacks Edouard, Long prepare to compete at Syracuse next fall

first_img Published on November 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse When A.J. Long was in eighth grade, his dad put four numbers on the wall in their basement, each a statistical goal for his son.9,853 passing yards — the Pennsylvania state passing record at the time. 100 passing touchdowns. 2,000 rushing yards. 40 rushing touchdowns.Although the sheets on the wall didn’t travel with Long to Tennessee, where he is finishing his high school career at Friendship Christian School, he’s surpassed each mark.More than 10,000 passing yards. 125 passing touchdowns. Close to 2,300 rushing yards. Just more than 40 rushing touchdowns.He’s eclipsed each milestone and set his sites on his next goal. Once he’s finished high school football, Long has ambitions to leapfrog Terrel Hunt, Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson, and start for the Orange as a freshman next fall.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If I do all that I need to do, I can’t see myself not starting next year,” Long said.But he won’t be the only first-year quarterback trying to do so.On Oct. 20, three-star recruit Alin Edouard joined Long as the second quarterback to verbally commit to the Orange for 2014 after de-committing from Miami (Fla.) on Sept. 1. While the two incoming freshmen sit behind Hunt, Kimble and Wilson on the Orange’s preconceived 2014 depth chart, they’re ready to challenge anyone, including each other, for the starting spot.“Competition is everything,” Edouard said. “Everywhere you go there is going to be competition so I’m excited for it, and I’m going to do what I got to do.”For more than seven months, Long was the only quarterback heading to Syracuse in 2014.Long verbally committed last March while Edouard, a Miami native, was in heavy talks with Miami and considering offers from Penn State, Tennessee and Nebraska, among other schools.But after committing then wavering throughout the summer, Edouard de-committed from the Hurricanes because he didn’t feel like one of Miami’s top priorities and “had never heard of a recruiting class with three quarterbacks.”Seven weeks later, he opted to give Syracuse a recruiting class with two.“Syracuse was one school that offered me and stuck with me and tried to draw me away from Miami,” Edouard said. “I was comfortable and Coach (George) McDonald has been with me since day one, so that made my decision easy.”Now the Orange is going to welcome two signal callers that hardly differ.Long and Edouard are both dual-threat quarterbacks with scrambling ability, strong arms and a high football IQ. Long is 6 feet 2 inches tall and 190 pounds. Edouard is 6 feet 2 inches tall and 181 pounds. And they each see getting stronger as the next step of their development.“I think skill wise everything is in place,” Long said. “I know Coach (Will) Hicks turns boys into men in the weight room, and I need that when I get to Syracuse.”Said Edouard: “I just need to get in the weight room and get bigger, that’s my main concern right now.”Both quarterbacks are confident they could start for the Orange right away, but will each need to make a critical decision before even stepping on the practice field.Long wears No. 3. It’s the number his father wore in the Marine Corps, but also the number Kimble wears. So he plans to switch to No. 4 because of “the legend of 44 in Syracuse.”Edouard has the same problem. He has worn No. 10 his whole life, but that’s Hunt’s number. After saying he hopes Hunt will give it up through uncontrollable laughter, Edouard listed Nos. 6, 11 and 4 as other options.As part of the bigger picture, Long and Edouard are already eyeing the same number. Once they sort that out, the real competition will begin.“I haven’t seen much film but they’re both extremely talented quarterbacks,” said Rodney Williams, a safety committed to SU for 2014. “They’re going to bring out the best in each other.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more