Usher Joined The Roots For An Incredible Surprise Show At The Brooklyn Bowl Last Night [Watch]

first_imgEvery Thursday, Questlove DJs an epic late-night dance party at the Brooklyn Bowl. Entitled “Bowl Train,” The Roots drummer always keeps the night fresh with tunes and never the same. Sometimes, he even welcomes some very special surprise guests. Last night was no exception. The thrills began around 4PM EST when @questlove made a post on Instagram about “a miracle” he was planning to deliver. The mysterious posts, containing several letters that phonetically spelled out the name of the top-secret special guest, continued every hour, on the hour, until the rumor mill ran true. “All I can say is something rare bout to happen in a bit. Not like I have 2 spell it out 4 u,” he wrote along with the last clue “E U W” clue, revealing “U” as the highly anticipated final letter.Finally, he spilled:Usher. Questlove brought Usher to join The legendary Roots at the Brooklyn Bowl for his Thursday residency. Beginning just after midnight, the room was packed to the brim with fans. The inner-90’s-child of nearly every concert-goer was beaming with joy and lyrics as the pop star belted out some of his greatest classics. You can relive some of last night’s surprise events in the videos below, courtesy of Marc Millman:The Roots feat. Usher “OMG”The Roots feat. Usher “Yeah” EncoreThe Roots feat. Usher, “Adore” (Prince Cover)The Roots feat. Usher “U Don’t Have To Call”It was a heroic feat, luring in some of the most dedicated fans in town. As an unofficial pre-party to The Roots’ headlining slot at The Roots Family Picnic in Philly over the weekend, Questlove made a night in history for the Brooklyn Bowl, and those in attendance will never forget it.last_img read more

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ORVC Weekly Report (February 10-15)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report (February 10-15)Congratulations to The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles and Coach Scott Smith for winning The Class 1A Sectional 60 Championship.Boys Basketball Player of the Week:  Austin Clark-Switzerland County.ORVC Weekly Report (February 10-15)Submitted by ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

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XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking

first_img Submit Related Articles Refocused XLMedia hires Ken Dorward as US business lead  June 17, 2020 XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Affiliate marketing publisher XLMedia has continued to battle the effects of a Google deranking, with projected revenues expected to fall short of previous quarters.Publishing a trading update for the first six months of 2020, XLMedia predicts that revenues will amount to approximately £27.5 million, while EBITDA is forecasted to reach approximately £3.5 million.XLMedia said: “As anticipated, monthly revenue is currently running around $2 million below the level being achieved before the impact of the Google deranking, with the vast majority of this dropping through to the bottom line.“The Company believes that around half of the revenue drop is directly associated with the deranking of these predominantly Casino websites, with the remainder caused by the impact of Covid-19 on the Sports and Personal Finance verticals and the management decision to discontinue the media buying operations.“The first quarter of the year was stronger than the second, with revenue of $15.6 million, due to a normal period of trading before the deranking in late January and the impact of Covid-19 not being felt until the middle of March. A strong focus on cost management and the recently announced reduction in employee numbers contributed to the healthy cash position at the end of June.”Despite the effects of the deranking, XLMedia expressed its confidence in being able to maintain a strong balance sheet, with cash balances at the end of June of approximately $27.9 million.XLMedia explained that unlike some of its competitors, the January Google deranking has prevented the company’s casino division from being able to take full advantage of the industry-wide uptick in online casino and gaming.The London AIM-listed affiliate marketing network, continues to restructure its publishing portfolio, seeking to reduce the number of domains and focusing growth on its revenue effective properties.The statement concluded: “While financial performance in the first six months was disappointing, XLMedia continues to make good progress on its transformation agenda and the delivery of its strategic priorities. Alongside this, the Company is prioritising removing the penalties imposed by Google on some of its premium sites.“Combined with recent encouraging signs of increased activity in Sports and Personal Finance, this would provide an increasing level of confidence in the Company’s ability to grow revenue and profit in 2021 and beyond.“XLMedia remains a strong business and a leader in its industry, with a clear strategic vision and the operational and financial strength to deliver it.”last_img read more

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