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Finish Ticket to “Try Out New Stuff” on Fall Tour

Finish Ticket to “Try Out New Stuff” on Fall Tour

Credit: Pooneh GhanaFinish Ticket will kick off the biggest headlining tour of their career tonight in St. Louis. The band will be supporting their EP When Night Becomes Day, which features the single “Color.”

“We’re gonna try to back up the show with production, to some degree, as much as we can on the tour,” frontman Brendan Hoye tells ABC Radio. “We’re gonna really work hard on building a setlist that we know the fans are gonna enjoy, songs that they’ve been wanting to hear.”

That, of course, includes “Color,” as well as the possibility of new songs from Finish Ticket’s next album. As a band that feels more at home on stage than in a recording studio, Hoye and company hope to use the tour to test out new material.

“We’re always looking to kinda capture what we do live in the studio, and we, to our standards, have never been fully satisfied,” Hoye says. “So using the upcoming tour is a good opportunity for us to try out new stuff, kind of use the entire tour to get out any of the kinks and work through everything live, and hopefully go into the studio and knock out a song to the best of our abilities and capture the live feel.”

If you like Finish Ticket’s music, then you’ll really like the band’s live show, says Hoye who feels it gives fans a better experience than their studio output. And that’s just fine by him.

“I’m also OK with our live show being better,” Hoye tells ABC Radio.

“You don’t want it to be the other way around, you know? That’d be terrible,” he laughs. 

Finish Ticket’s fall tour concludes November 11 in Berkeley, California.

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Two Aleppo Hospitals Attacked as Number of Injured Civilians Increases

Two Aleppo Hospitals Attacked as Number of Injured Civilians Increases

Two Aleppo Hospitals Attacked as Number of Injured Civilians IncreasesiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Two of the largest hospitals in the besieged part of eastern Aleppo have been attacked and are now out of service, as the number of wounded civilians continues to grow.

“The place is filled with dust,” Abu Rajab, a radiologist and managing director of one of the destroyed hospitals, told ABC News. “Warplanes targeted the hospital directly. This attack led to the hospital going out of service. Because of the siege we can’t fix the broken equipment. We are unable to service the people who need it. Today, we are sad. We are sad because we can’t provide the necessary treatment to the patients who need it. We are hoping to go back in service even if at a minimum level.”

Early this morning, 2 SAMS-supported hospitals in eastern #Aleppo were hit by targeted airstrikes and shelling. 2 casualties & 5 injured. pic.twitter.com/qB4a89PyRf

— SAMS (@sams_usa) September 28, 2016

The attack happened at around 4 a.m. local time, Abu Rajab said. Power generators, water reservoirs, respirators and other equipment were destroyed. The intensive care unit was also hit and damaged. Dust and rubble fell on the patients in their beds.

#Aleppo #Syria: It has come to the point where it’s actually more dangerous to be in a hospital than outside in the streets. @RMardiniICRC

— Yves Daccord (@YDaccordICRC) September 28, 2016

The wounded were sent to the few functioning hospitals in east Aleppo.

“We are very busy because all the patients from the two hospitals were transferred to the remaining hospitals,” Hamza Khatib, a doctor at an east Aleppo hospital who uses a pseudonym for safety reasons, told ABC News.

The World Health Organization and the Red Cross have called for humanitarian routes to be established in the besieged part of Aleppo so that dozens of sick and injured people can be evacuated. Only some 30 doctors are believed to remain in the besieged eastern part of Aleppo. Airstrikes on Aleppo intensified after the Syrian military declared an offensive against eastern Aleppo on Sept. 22 – a few days after announcing that a U.S.-Russia-brokered ceasefire had ended.

“These attacks strike at the very heart of what’s left of Aleppo’s health care system,” Donna McKay, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights, a non-profit group, said of today’s hospital attacks. “And now, with heavier artillery and a sustained campaign against medical facilities since the end of the ceasefire, we’re seeing the noose tighten around Aleppo. Intentional attacks on hospitals are war crimes, plain and simple, and the silence from the international community is deafening. The Syrian government and its Russian allies are engaged in an all-out assault on civilians and health care, and until these attacks end, the ongoing suffering and carnage will be a stain on all the world’s conscience.”

The hospital attacks happened as the number of killed and wounded in parts of Aleppo increases every day. Six civilians were killed in Aleppo’s al-Maadi neighbourhood today, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Airstrikes struck a number of other neighborhoods, leaving several civilians wounded.

Yesterday, at least 23 people, including 10 children, were killed after airstrikes hit east Aleppo’s neighborhoods of al-Shaar and al-Mashhad. One girl was rescued alive from under the rubble of a destroyed building. Activists said she lost 16 members of her family in the attack.

Since Friday, at least 96 children have been killed in eastern Aleppo and 223 have been injured, according to UNICEF.

“The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth in a statement. “There are no words left to describe the suffering they are experiencing.”

Around 1,000 people have been killed in the past eight days alone after 1,700 airstrikes pounded the besieged part of Aleppo, according to the White Helmets, a group of unarmed, nonpartisan rescue workers in Syria.

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Prince William and Princess Kate Enjoy a Date Night in Canada

Prince William and Princess Kate Enjoy a Date Night in Canada

Prince William and Princess Kate Enjoy a Date Night in CanadaKarwai Tang/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Prince William and Princess Kate enjoyed a rare, kids-free date night Tuesday with a stay at the Coast High Country Inn in Whitehorse, Canada.

Earlier in the day, William and Kate, both 34, revisited their school days when they toured the University of British Columbia Okanagan and watched an exhibition game by the university’s women’s volleyball team.

Kate, who stood out in a $2,600 emerald Dolce & Gabbana dress, and William, dressed in slacks and a blazer, were gifted their own customized volleyball jerseys and teddy bears for their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

What a game! Thank you @UBC for an amazing welcome! And for TRH’s special @UBC jerseys! #RoyalVisitCanada pic.twitter.com/EbaD47Uvj5

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 27, 2016

The royals also visited a winery in Kelowna, where they sampled the region’s finest wines and signature dishes.

The Duke and Duchess sample some signature dishes from British Columbian chefs at #TasteofBC #RoyalVisitCanada pic.twitter.com/fFU7e99zZJ

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 27, 2016

“It’s quite unusual,” Kate said while sampling one delicacy. “I’ve never seen it before.”

William and Kate’s busy day Tuesday also included a stop at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center in Yukon, where they took in a show.

Chief Bill and Chief Kane welcome TRH to the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre for tonight’s showcase of Yukon’s thriving performing arts. pic.twitter.com/EfsAZGTEuU

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 28, 2016

William later told the young performers, “That was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. You should be very proud.”

William and Kate have so far kept up with their demanding schedule of engagements in Canada on their own while Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 16 months, have stayed in Victoria with their nanny, Maria Teresa Borallo. George and Charlotte were seen when the family landed in Victoria on Saturday.

Thank you to the @RCAF_ARC who flew the family safely to Victoria. pic.twitter.com/2wEhjaqNCd

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 24, 2016

Wednesday morning, William and Kate will greet the residents of Whitehorse at a colorful street party. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will later make their way along the spectacular Klondike Highway to Carcross, a small town of less than 300 people, where they will be welcomed by the Carcross/Tagish First Nation community.

William and Kate will then travel a short distance to the beautiful Montana Mountain where they will observe a mountain biking demonstration by Single Track to Success, a project that builds world-class trails and provides life-changing experiences to local youth.

William, Kate, George and Charlotte will conclude their eight-day tour of Canada on Saturday.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/27/16

Scoreboard Roundup — 9/27/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUETexas 6, Milwaukee 4AMERICAN LEAGUEL.A. Angels 8, Oakland 1 N-Y Yankees 6, Boston 4Toronto 5, Baltimore 1Detroit 12, Cleveland 0Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3, 11 Inning…

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