Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Australian pop-punk sensation 5 Seconds of Summer rocked Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Tuesday, the first of back-to-back, sold-out concerts at the seaside amphitheater before taking the stage again Wednesday night.After Los Angelas-based rockers Hey Violent got the show started, 5SOS played hits such as “She’s Kinda Hot,” the new single off their second album, Sounds Good Feels Good, which is set to drop next month, and a few covers, including Green Day’s “American Idiot.” The crowd was jumping as soon as they opened with their party anthem, “End Up Here” off their self-titled debut released last year. The band’s line-up includes Luke Hemmings on guitar and vocals, guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood and drummer Ashton Irwin.“I’d like to thank my mom for giving birth to me, I’d like to thank Michael’s mom for giving birth to Michael, I’d like to thank Calum Hood for giving birth to Luke Hemmings,” the band, who are mostly teenagers, joked between songs in a nod to their mothers, who were at the concert laughing and cheering on their sons.The group’s Jones Beach concerts marked the first time the band has headlined a major venue in the New York Metro area, The Village Voice noted. The concerts came shortly after the group performed at the Teen Choice Awards, where they were nominated for multiple awards, including music group male artists and music group of the summer, but continuously lost to One Direction.The Jones Beach show didn’t all go as planned. When they played “Rejects,” toward the end of the song, Hemmings had the stage crew turn off all of the lights in the theater. As he urged the crowd to dance as the band started performing again, at one point, they sounded like amateurs, as feedback from their microphones lasted for at least 10 seconds.But the boys recovered and the show went on. While performing the heartbreaking song “Amnesia,” the crowd was singing along in unison as they had through much of the performance. At another point, the crowd put their hands in the air and clapped along to the rhythm.The multi-color lights were flickering everywhere as they worked their way up to “She Looks So Perfect,” their breakout hit that reached No. 1 on the charts in multiple countries. For their encore, 5SOS saved the best for last: “Good Girl” and “What I Like About You,” a cover of a song by The Romantics.The band’s Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour, which started in Portugal in May, is on its last leg with just eight more stops before concluding in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Sept. 13. After that, they plan to work on new music.5 Seconds of Summer plays Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 (Photo by Kevin Kane/Long Island Press).
Darren Fletcher’s proposed move to West Ham is off, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has announced. Press Association But Van Gaal appears to think the 30-year-old will remain at United, where he has five months left on his contract. “I think so,” Van Gaal said when asked if Fletcher was likely to stay at United. Fletcher has been at United for 20 years, but his experience has not been enough to earn him a regular first-team place under Van Gaal. The Scot has started just four Barclays Premier League for the Dutchman even though he was named as one of two deputies – along with Michael Carrick – to captain Wayne Rooney at the start of the season. The United boss hopes he can give the midfielder more playing time in the rest of the season. “He is my third captain so it is not a problem for me (if he comes back),” Van Gaal said. “Manchester United just want to help him play more. For him now that is a big pity. “We want to help Fletcher. That is my only concern. I am very happy he is coming back.” Van Gaal claims the Hammers wanted to make the deal temporary, rather than permanent, causing the deal to collapse. “I thought Darren was going to sign a contract,” Van Gaal told BBC Sport. “But at the end they look for a loan and that was not the agreement. “When you allow your player to go to London for the medical, there is no problem. At the end there is no agreement, it is strange. “I don’t know what is happening there but the agreement is different there. On Saturday it is off.” Speaking after West Ham’s 2-0 defeat at Liverpool, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce confirmed the deal had stalled. “Fletcher broke down on negotiations this morning. I really don’t know (what will happen) at this moment in time,” Allardyce said. Fletcher has also attracted interest from West Brom and Valencia. The long-serving midfielder looked set to leave Old Trafford for the Hammers after he had a medical at the London club on Friday. But United boss Louis van Gaal said after Saturday’s win over Leicester that the deal had fallen through after West Ham moved the goal posts.
One of the major obstacles for students seeking internships and jobs in Los Angeles is the availability and accessibility of public transportation to and from the job location.Getting around · Increasing public transportation in the Los Angeles area could benefit students who intern around the city. – Matthew Wunderlich | Daily TrojanFour out of five voters in Southern California are in favor of expansion of public transportation, according to a study released by the Southern California Association of Governments this month.Carl Martellino, executive director of the USC Career Planning and Placement Center, said increased access to public transportation would expand students’ internship and job opportunities.“The more transportation improves, the more opportunities for internships in different parts of the city could open up,” Martellino said.Expanded transportation would help alleviate the stress and time it takes students to travel to their internships, Martellino said.“Students are pretty adaptable and find ways to get to their internship or they figure out how public transportation could work,” Martellino said. “Part of this is because we are so centrally located, but the easier we can make the access the better it is going to be.”Catherine Burke, associate professor of public policy and a public transportation expert, said the current construction of new train lines, including the new Expo Line that will stop at USC, will benefit students seeking internships and jobs in Los Angeles.“The new train system near campus will be very helpful for students,” Burke said. “Students will be able to take the [Expo] Line up to Union Station, and then they will have access to all the other trains giving students access.”Burke, however, said the city needs to do more to expand Los Angeles’ public transportation system.“Los Angeles needs much more cost effective transportation so that they can run 24/7,” Burke said. “It would give students a lot more access than they realize.”Bridget McAnany, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said getting to her internship downtown would be difficult without public transportation.“Because I don’t have a car on campus, if I didn’t have access to public transportation, I wouldn’t be able to have a job,” McAnany said.Shakyra Moore, a sophomore majoring in business administration, takes the bus to her internship downtown as well. She said increasing public transportation in the city would help students with internships as well as other Angelinos.“Los Angeles is super spread out and there’s a lot of people here,” Moore said. “Not everyone wants to drive because of traffic. Even if I did have a car, it would probably take me longer to get down there than taking the bus would.”
The game was a dress rehearsal for Nigeriaâ€™s opening Group D match against Croatia, who play a similar style of football with the Serbs.Coming just four days after the Super Eagles defeated Poland in their first warm up game in Wroclaw last Friday, the Franco-German gaffer insisted his wards have no reason to fret as no football team in the world wins all their games.Media Officer of the team, Toyin Ibitoye revealed wednesday that Rohr rather commended the players for their efforts in the London friendly.â€œRohr commended the boys and urged them not to drop their heads because no football team in the world wins all their games,â€ Ibitoye stressed yesterday.â€œThe coach told the team they should learn from this defeat but not suck, but rather go back to their clubs and keep fighting.â€œHe said what was most important after such a loss is how you react, he said we have to bounce back.â€The Serbia loss was only the second in 14 games for the Eagles under Rohrâ€™s watch.Installed 20 months ago as Eagles coach, Rohr has won eight matches and drawn four.Meanwhile, scorer of the two goals against Nigeria during the friendly, Mitrovic said yesterday that the Serbia national team fully deserved the win against Nigeria because they did everything their coach told them to do.â€œTwo goals, I scored another which was not counted but itâ€™s the team that is more important,â€ Mitrovic told reporters after the game.â€œIt was a good match and good result for us. We played well and won which is the important thing for us. We did everything the coach asked us to do. We dominated the game and had total control.â€ We were the better team and we deserved to win the game. Now, we go back to our clubs and we are all eager to re-assemble again because we know what is expected in Russia,â€ Mitrovic stressed.After the 1-0 victory over Poland last Friday and this defeat to Serbia on Tuesday, Eagles next game in the pre-FIFA World Cup build-up is the send forth match against Democratic Republic of Congo in Nigeria on Monday, 28th May, to be followed by a prestige game against Englandâ€™s Three Lions at Wembley five days later.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FALLOUTTechnical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, insisted wednesday that his wards have picked up valuable lessons from the 2-0 loss to Serbia in the international friendly played at The Hive Stadium in London on Tuesday night.Two second half goals from Fulham forward, Aleksandar Mitrovic, gave the Serbs victory on the night the three-time African champions were bereft in every department of the friendly.