Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Album To Be Played At Listening Parties Nationwide

first_imgAfter years of work, Day of the Dead, a massive, multi-artist tribute to the Grateful Dead curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National is almost ready for the world to hear. The brothers brought together more than 70 artists from a wide range of eras and genres to reinterpret the Dead’s music for a new generation, and the result is nothing short of impressive: a 59-track, 5+ hour compilation featuring performances from Béla Fleck, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Charles Bradley, Flaming Lips, Joe Russo, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mumford & Sons, The National, The War On Drugs, Wilco and more. Proceeds from the album’s sales will support the Red Hot Organization‘s mission to fight HIV/AIDS.In conjunction with SweetWater Brewing Company, the band has planned a series of listening parties across the country for fans to come together and experience the project ahead of its May 20th release. See below for the full list of Day of the Dead listening parties (NOTE: All events will take place on May 19th unless noted otherwise):Get out to the listening party closest to you to enjoy a truly unique Grateful Dead experience! You can listen to some of the grooving new tracks here.last_img read more

Tesla’s Musk approaches a $1.8b bonanza

first_imgTesla last week reported higher-than-expected second-quarter vehicle deliveries, defying plummeting sales in the wider auto industry as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the global economy.The solid delivery numbers heightened expectations of a profitable second quarter, which would mark four consecutive profitable quarters, a first for Tesla, and a key hurdle to be added to the S&P 500 index.Musk, who is also the majority owner and CEO of the SpaceX rocket maker, receives no salary, only the options in his pay package. A full payoff of all tranches would surpass anything previously granted to US executives.When Tesla unveiled Musk’s pay package, it said he could theoretically reap as much as $55.8 billion if no new shares were issued. However, Tesla has since issued shares to compensate employees, and also sold shares in secondary offers, including a $2 billion stock sale in February.Topics : Tesla Inc’s blistering stock rally is putting Chief Executive Elon Musk in reach of a payday potentially worth US$1.8 billion, his second jackpot from the electric car maker in about two months.Fueled by stronger-than-expected car deliveries, shares of Tesla have surged over 40 percent in the past seven sessions, elevating the company’s market capitalization to $259 billion. More important for Musk’s personal finances, Tesla’s six-month average market capitalization has reached a record $138 billion.Hitting a six-month average market capitalization of $150 billion would trigger the vesting of the second of 12 tranches of options granted to the billionaire to buy Tesla stock as part of his 2018 pay package. In early May, Musk’s first tranche vested after Tesla’s six-month average stock market value reached $100 billion. Musk has already achieved targets related to Tesla’s financial growth that are also required in order to vest the approaching options tranche.Each tranche gives Musk the option to buy 1.69 million Tesla shares at $350.02 each. At Tesla’s current stock price of $1,397, Musk would theoretically be able to sell the shares related to the tranche that vested in May and the upcoming tranche for a combined profit of over $3.5 billion, or $1.8 billion per tranche.Musk’s first tranche was worth about $700 million in May, when it vested, but its value has since increased along with Tesla’s stock price.Tesla has surged 500 percent over the past year as the company increased sales of its Model 3 sedan.last_img read more

ALE All Done on Hornsea One

first_imgALE has completed its full scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.The project concluded in February 2019 when ALE completed the final discharge of the 106th transition pieces (TPs) onto the installation vessel.ALE discharging the final TP onto the installation vessel.ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of the TPs in the UK.ALE’s scope on the project began with the load-out of the TPs, each weighing 337t and measuring 25m high, from the fabrication yard onto the SARAH S barge.ALE loading-out the final TP onto the SARAH S barge.Conbit provided the engineering for storage and SPMT stability during the ALE transport operations at the yard. For the structural engineering, the Conbit team performed the structural integrity and sea fastening calculations of the grillages on the barge deck of the barge. Once on the barge, the TPs were transported on the River Tees to the discharge berth.The project was the inaugural job for ALE’s SARAH S barge.“This has been a long-term project and ALE provided the full, specialist marine scope of work for these operations, which, combined with the strength of the ALE – Conbit collaboration, has demonstrated the breadth of ALE’s expertise,” said Steve Small, ALE’s Commercial Manager – Marine.Photos: ALElast_img read more

INDOT public meeting announced

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a federally mandated four-year funding and scheduling document for surface transportation projects in Indiana.Project types involving pavement and bridge facilities, projects addressing safety, congestion, mobility and emergency response can be found in the STIP. In addition, this document includes investment in various modes of transportation including transit, pedestrian trails, and bicycle facilities.Only projects in which construction and operating funds can reasonably be expected to be available, are included in the STIP. The STIP is updated every two years.States are required to develop STIPs and do so in coordination with:The Federal Highway AdministrationThe Federal Transit AdministrationMetropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)Local Governments in Non-Metropolitan AreasThe STIP document will cover fiscal years 2020 through 2024 (INDOT fiscal year is July 1 thru June 30). More information coming soon regarding viewing the STIP on-line via the INDOT website, ways to submit comments during the public comment period and related next steps prior to document approval.As part of INDOT’s commitment to public outreach and engagement, 12 public open houses are scheduled this spring to raise awareness of the STIP, its process and to solicit input from our customers as we meet with communities around the state.During the open houses, INDOT team members will be available to engage in conversation, address questions and solicit input related to a variety of topics including project selection, multimodal, highway safety, economic opportunity, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) programs, Local Public Agency (LPA) programs, public involvement, district construction, maintenance, traffic operations and transportation planning.Speaking of planning, INDOT is updating its long-range plan for improving Indiana’s Transportation System.  INDOT’s Long Range Plan establishes a vision for future transportation investments, examining critical trends, challenges and future-year needs to provide Indiana citizens (Hoosiers) the highest level of safety and mobility possible to meet the needs of economic development and quality of life.The public open houses are opportunities for INDOT to meet with transportation stakeholders in an informal open house setting where discussions and conversations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.last_img read more

Martinez comments on Magath mission

first_img The German, the Cottagers’ third boss this season, took over in mid-February after a chaotic period which saw Rene Meulensteen’s spell in charge ended after just two months. In his five matches he has picked up just four points and they remain bottom of the table four points from safety. Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes Fulham counterpart Felix Magath’s task of avoiding relegation was actually made easier by the lack of time he was given to save the club. “It is clear Felix Magath has the experience to provide a very difficult game in every game he puts his Fulham side out in. “He is clear in the way he gets his teams set up and I think since he has been at Fulham they have been unfortunate in a couple of games and in the same manner he has been finding out a lot about his new players. “I do feel this Fulham side is a completely different one to the one that came to Goodison Park.” Everton captain Phil Jagielka will travel with the squad to Craven Cottage for Sunday’s clash. The centre-back has missed five matches with a hamstring injury and although he was fit earlier in the week, Martinez chose to leave him out for the 3-0 victory at Newcastle. Magath insists completing the seemingly-impossible task of keeping Fulham in the Premier League would be one of his proudest achievements. This weekend’s game is one basement side Fulham, who sit four points adrift of safety, must win if they are to escape relegation. Magath has won Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, but views securing a 14th season of top flight football for the Cottagers as a rival to those achievements. ”Yes it would be one of my biggest achievements in football,” said the German, who replaced the sacked Meulensteen on February 14. ”It is a very difficult situation at the bottom of the league and there have not been many things to do because the time to buy new players was over, so I had to work with the players that are here. ”That is very, very difficult if you have players who have not had success for a long time. ”I knew this was a difficult job and I don’t care. I’m happy to do such a job. ”I’ve always done jobs like this and like to work for things that seem impossible.” Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou will miss out because of a knee problem. Midfielder Scott Parker is also out with a knee injury, but winger Ashkan Dejagah returns after recovering from a muscle issue. However, Martinez believes the small amount of time Magath had to stave off the drop could work in his favour. “Felix Magath took a completely different challenge,” said the Spaniard. “It wasn’t a change of manager just to see a different direction at the club, it was clear he was taking a football challenge of trying to get a big points average in a short period of time to try to stay in the Premier League. “When you have 25 games to go in a season it becomes very difficult because there is so much talk about what could happen and what direction you can go. “Everyone has an opinion and it can affect the team but when it is a short period of time it is very straightforward. “It is a narrow approach and all you need to do is try to get as many points as you can and try to carry momentum from game to game. “You don’t even think about what may happen in the summer, what will happen to players’ contracts. “It is 10 or 11 finals that you try to prepare for in the best possible way and try to make difficult for the opposition. Press Associationlast_img read more

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

first_imgUsain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’.The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre.Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first Olympic medal in a photo finish.Bolt, 29, has already won the 100m in Rio and will run in the 4x100m relay final on Friday (02:35 BST, Saturday).Adam Gemili ‘gutted’ with fourthBolt is aiming to match his achievement of claiming gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012.The Jamaican, who said in February he would retire after the 2017 World Championships, has won all eight of the Olympic finals in which he has appeared. “The fact I came here and executed what I wanted to is a brilliant feeling,” he told BBC Sport.”I wasn’t happy with the time when I crossed the line but I’m excited I got the gold medal – that’s the key thing.”Only US sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis and Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi have won more Olympic gold medals in athletics.Lewis won nine golds between 1984 and 1996, while Nurmi also won nine between 1920 and 1928. “What else can I do to prove I am the greatest? I’m trying to be one of the greatest, to be among Ali and Pele,” added Bolt.”I have made the sport exciting, I have made people want to see the sport. I have put the sport on a different level.”Bolt believed he could break his world record of 19.19 and even go under 19 seconds in Rio’s Olympic Stadium.So the slow time – by his standards at least – left the Jamaican gesticulating angrily as he crossed the line more than two tenths of a second ahead of De Grasse. But Bolt quickly broke into a beaming smile, celebrating with a trademark ‘Lightning Bolt’ as thousands of fans chanted his name.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more