The Roots To Back John Mayer, D’Angelo, David Byrne & More In NYC For Roots Picnic

first_imgBeloved fusion group The Roots just wrapped up their ninth annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA last weekend, but New York City has always been a home away from home for the band. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the group has announced the first-ever edition of Roots Picnic in NYC, slated for October 1-2 in Bryant Park.The festival will bring an enormous amount of star power, including The Roots, D’Angelo and John Mayer together (as a jam!) for night one, and David Byrne, Wu-Tang Clan and Nile Rodgers on night two, all backed by The Roots! The full lineup features X Ambassadors, Trombone Shorty, Kevin Gates, Swizz Beats and so many more.The show will also be the first ticketed event at Bryant Park, opening the door for many more outdoor concerts at the beloved NYC landmark. This festival keeps things in the family, as almost all of the performers have direct ties to the Roots from years in the business.You can check out the full lineup for the Roots Picnic NYC below, and head to Ticketmaster on June 10th at 10 AM Eastern for tickets.last_img read more

Water polo defends home pool with Stanford victory

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanThirteen seconds. That was all the No. 2 men’s water polo team needed to prove that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with this season as freshman Driver Marko Vavic scored, sending the crowd into a frenzy of excitement. In those 13 seconds, the team established a lead it would hold for the entirety of the game before finishing in an 8-6 victory over No. 3 Stanford.“It set the tone for the rest of the game” senior goalie McQuin Baron said, “especially as a freshman, hitting that shot. I think it gave him that confidence for the rest of the game. Marko had two or three other shot blocks and two or three goals.”Vavic, who was actively present both on offense and defense, was not the only player to make a mark. Baron, who finished the game with 12 saves, is climbing closer to taking the title of most career saves at USC, only needing 18 saves to tie it. However, the veteran player is continuing to push himself and has his sights set on improving.“I set a goal limit for how many goals I want the other opponent to score, which is usually four, so I failed that obviously, but that’s okay,” Baron said. “I think the biggest thing with sports is watching film on your opponents. That’s my biggest preparation when coming into a big game like this.”The Trojans are now 3-0 for the season and1-0 at home and in conference play. The victory on Friday not only was a confidence booster for the team, but also established that the Uytengsu Aquatics Center will be a place that opponents can always expect a battle for the victory. “It is everything. You never want to lose at home,” Baron said. “You never want to give them that advantage, especially when you play them down the road and you play them at their house and they beat you at your house already. You never want to give them that.”As the first MPSF game of the season, the Trojans had been preparing for this game for a long time. The program has a long history with Stanford, with an overall record of 65-60, including both times the team met last season. However, USC did not let last year’s result change the way it approached this game.“It was a great game,” Baron said. “I mean, they’re a wonderful team. They red-shirted five or six seniors, so this was a big win for us going into the rest of our season, especially this early in our season knowing that we are a competitive team and that we have what it takes.”“We have just been waiting for this game to finally come,” Vavic said, “so to actually just get a win was awesome.”last_img read more

Patrick Mahomes proposes to Brittany Matthews after receiving Super Bowl LIV ring

first_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT 1 week ago 49ers aim to use pain of Super Bowl loss for fuel in 2020 Patrick Mahomes and his long-time girlfriend Brittany Matthews are ready to tie the knot. Shortly after Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches and staff received their Super Bowl LIV rings, Mahomes and Matthews announced their engagement on Instagram. While it is unclear whether Mahomes proposed before or after the ceremony, the NFL icon apparently proposed at the Arrowhead Stadium.Also read | Patrick Mahomes falls behind Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson in NFL Top 100; fans reactPatrick Mahomes engagement: Mahomes proposed to Brittany Matthews at the Arrowhead StadiumMatthews and Mahomes have been together since high school. The both always feature on the other’s social media account, celebrating all victories from Mahomes’ first Super Bowl win to his recent record-breaking $503 million contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2018, both of them purchased a house together. Also read | Patrick Mahomes girlfriend Brittany Matthews and Mahomes celebrates Super Bowl victory by passionately kissingPatrick Mahomes engagement announcement  WE RECOMMEND The proposal took place at the ceremony on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning IST), celebrating the Chiefs victory over the San Francisco 49ers in February. As per social posts uploaded, Mahomes apparently proposed as a press boy at the stadium. According to their Instagram stories, he proposed in a room with extensive floral arrangements, with the letters “Will you marry me” written near the window. “This happened today,” Matthews wrote on her Instagram story while tagging Mahomes while adding emojis. Patrick Mahomes even shared a story of Brittany Thomas showing off her diamond engagement ring. The soon-to-be-married couple met at their high school in Whitehouse, Texas. At the time, Matthews was a junior while Mahomes was a sophomore. The ring ceremony for the Kansas City Chiefs took place nearly seven months after their 31-20 victory over the 49ers, winning the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl title. Also read | Patrick Mahomes girlfriend Brittany Matthews harassed during Chiefs’ win over PatriotsPatrick Mahomes Super Bowl ring 2 months ago Patrick Mahomes signs record 10-year, $503 million worth Chiefs renewed contract First Published: 2nd September, 2020 16:49 IST Written By In an interview with Bleacher Report, Mahomes talked about how significant it was for both of them to share a home in Kansas City. “I think the people are what we love the most about Kansas City. They have such a passion for the community, the food, the football team and they treat us just like we’ve been here our whole entire life,” said the 24-year-old quarterback. He added that they want to stay there for a “long, long time”, and them buying a house was a step towards them staying there for another 20 years and more. Also read | Patrick Mahomes girlfriend Brittany Matthews takes dig at people who find kneeling disrespectful to USA flag 1 week ago Chiefs encouraging fans who show up to keep their masks on 1 month ago Patrick Mahomes celebrates Royals ownership by splashing $350K on Ferrari supercar FOLLOW US (Image credits; Patrick Mahomes Instagram) Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 16:49 IST Patrick Mahomes Proposes To Brittany Matthews After Receiving Super Bowl LIV Ring After the Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches and staff received their Super Bowl LIV rings, Patrick Mahomes II announced his engagement to girlfriend Brittany. LIVE TV Devika Pawar 1 month ago Patrick Mahomes appeared in BLM video while signing contract, says it’s ‘not about money’ SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Strong Corporate Culture Its Not About Dogs in the Office Unless Youre

first_imgAt OpenView, we talk about company culture all the time because — particularly for expansion-stage companies who are scaling their businesses — it’s critical.More than anything else — money, titles, MakerBots (OK, maybe not MakerBots) — developing and maintaining a strong corporate culture will help you attract and keep the best possible employees at your company. But how do you do it? After all, culture doesn’t just “happen”. The task of creating and nurturing corporate culture starts with management teams, and trickles down to everyone else in the company. As a CEO or senior manager, your character, your values, and your style will set the tone for the entire organization. It’s not what you say you are as a company, it’s what you actually d0 — and how you act on the values and priorities you want to promote. Clearly defining, discussing, and publishing your company’s social and business values (given they are true to who you are and what your company is and wants to be) will help employees embrace them and refer to them when making decisions. In Jim Collins’s Built to Last, he writes that one of the things that successful companies he studied have in common is a “cult-like culture.” A properly designed culture often ends up seemingly cult-like (see HubSpot), but it doesn’t start that way. It is built around core business values that are deeply rooted in the company, and when these values are genuine and you’ve assembled a team who is driven by them, it catches on like wildfire. It’s not about offering perks for the sake of perks (though those are certainly nice, and can make the office a more pleasant place to work!), it’s about being provocative enough to change what people do every day.One Question to Ask to Jump-Start a Strong Corporate CultureWhat is it that your company takes truly seriously? Great design? Your customers? Protecting data? If someone outside of your company were to walk into your offices, would they be able to immediately grasp how seriously you take whatever it is that you do? If not, what can you do to make that the case? That’s a good place to start. Try coming up with concepts around your office design, policies, and benefits that will set you apart from other companies but remain closely tied to your core business values. Although we often hear otherwise, a positive company culture is not about making the office “fun”. In order to attract and retain the best employees, you need to establish the core values that truly drive the business, and build everything else around those principles. For a terrific inside look into a strong company culture, check out The HubSpot Culture Code below: http://www.slideshare.net/HubSpot/the-hubspot-culture-code-creating-a-company-we-love?ref=http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34234/The-HubSpot-Culture-Code-Creating-a-Company-We-Love.aspxWhat do you think are the keys to a strong corporate culture?AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more