first_imgSister Sparrow has released a brand new single, “Ghost,” in anticipation of the upcoming album, Gold–dueout October 12th via Thirty Tigers. In an unconventional move, Sister Sparrow premiered the unique “lyric” video–which actually features the lyrics displayed in emojis instead of words–on Snapchat, after leading fans through a social media scavenger hunt to allow them to see the video and hear the single 24 hours before it was officially released. “Ghost” marks the first studio release from Sister Sparrow since 2015’s The Weather Below.Sister Sparrow explains about the single: “This song is inspired by that feeling when someone has rejected you but now suddenly wants you back… that drunken late-night text from an ex out of the blue. Ain’t got time for that. Ghosting someone who really deserves it is what it’s about. Getting even but also ridding your life of the BS that keeps holding you back.”Listen to the new track below:Gold takes the classic soul-rock sound created by Sister Sparrow and her brass-fueled combo, The Dirty Birds, and turns it into something altogether new, a soul-blasted contemporary pop approach supremely suited for Kincheloe’s immense voice and even greater vision. Produced and co-written in collaboration with Carter Matschullat (Chef’Special, Secret Weapons) at Brooklyn’s DØØM Studio, the new album sees Sister Sparrow expressing herself like never before.Sister Sparrow will celebrate the new LP with a major U.S. tour, which begins August 30th in Athens, New York, and then travels the country through early December, including a performance with Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats on September 15th at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine.last_img read more

first_imgThere was a time Southern rock ruled. Multiple iterations of the Allman Brothers Band pushed the boundaries of blues and country into improvisational jazz while other acts relied more on cowboy hats and Confederate flag-waving. That’s why it’s good to see Blackberry Smoke knowing how to remain a hard-rocking Southern band and avoid the pitfalls of overplaying their roots.The Blackberry boys hail from Atlanta and have been at it for nearly 20 years. The core members remain intact, with Charlie Starr on vocals and guitar, Paul Jackson on guitar, Richard Turner on bass and brother Brit Turner on drums. Keyboardist Brandon Still joined in 2009. Earlier this year, the band released its sixth studio album, Find A Light, and is now touring extensively on the East Coast before heading to Europe in the fall.The Blackberry faithful turned out in force for two consecutive nights at New York’s Irving Plaza on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th. Kicking off the Friday show with “Nobody Gives a Damn” from the new album, Starr and company laid down long and energetic sets of old and new tunes. There were “Six Ways to Sunday” and “Sleeping Dogs” from The Whippoorwill and “Lay It All On Me” and “Living in the Song” from Holding All the Roses. There was even a segue into The Beatles’ “Come Together.”Starr is clearly Blackberry’s frontman, looking a little like Neil Young from his Buffalo Springfield days. The songwriting is solid and Starr can shred on guitar, pulling his band mates along with him. It’s hard not to make comparisons to Southern stalwarts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, but Blackberry Smoke’s sound goes beyond guitar overkill, adding softer ballads and rootsier tunes. The boys are obviously having fun, as are their fans.Following the upcoming Blackberry Smoke European tour, the band will be back home in time for Thanksgiving and their annual Brothers & Sisters Homecoming at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the Blackberry Smoke website.Blackberry Smoke | Irving Plaza | New York, NY | 9/7–8/18 | Photos: Lou Montesano Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgNew analysis shows potential for significant solar growth in Africa through 2030 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The African solar PV market could grow to as much as 30 GW by 2030, according to a new report on the potential of 10 key countries by the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute, in cooperation with Intersolar Europe.The Solarize Africa Market Report points to an enormous amount of potential across the continent that has yet to be exploited, based on research focusing on South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Ethiopia, Angola, Namibia and Tanzania. More than 1 GW of solar capacity was installed throughout Africa in 2018, according to statistics from both BSW-Solar and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), bringing cumulative installations for the entire continent to slightly more than 5 GW by the end of 2018.“The solar potential in Africa is large, as is Africa’s energy demand, and we are optimistic about many of the markets we analyzed,” says David Wedepohl, managing director of BSW-Solar. “We estimate we would need about 2,000 TWh solar PV to fully decarbonize the energy consumption on the continent by 2040.”The report notes that total PV installations in Africa account for only about 1% of the world’s cumulative installed capacity. The researchers say that investment opportunities vary throughout the continent based on a range of factors, including political stability, solar radiation and the receptiveness of different markets to foreign investors.However, many countries will need to upgrade and expand aging and underdeveloped grid infrastructure in order to facilitate significant PV development, the researchers say.More: African nations could install 30 GW by 2030: BSW-Solarlast_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo February 10, 2010 Argentine president Cristina Kirchner said that she is proud that El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] has received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film, and she affirmed that she is a fan of the seventh art. “I’m a serious movie fan, and I’m very proud as an Argentine that El secreto de sus ojos has been nominated,” the president said at a news conference, referring to the film directed by Juan José Campanella and starring Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil, all Argentines. Kirchner affirmed that “this is something very important, because movies express culture, identity,” and she took advantage of the press conference to congratulate the actors, director, screenwriters, and everyone involved with “this first-class product.” This is the second nomination for Campanella and the sixth for a film from Argentina, which won a statuette in 1985 for La historia oficial [The Official Story]. El secreto de sus ojos was nominated along with four other films, including the Peruvian La teta asustada [The Milk of Sorrow], and the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal its verdict on 7 March.last_img read more

first_imgBogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto has tested positive for COVID-19, as has one of his subordinates at the Bogor municipality administration, officials say.The mayor underwent a swab test for COVID-19 on Tuesday at Bogor Senior Hospital, Bogor city spokesperson and health agency head Sri Nowo Retno said.She explained that Bima had taken the test after returning from a work-related trip to Turkey on Monday. Four other officials who joined the mayor on the trip were also tested and one was declared positive for COVID-19.  A recent seminar held in the city was in the spotlight following reports of four people having tested positive for COVID-19 in Surakarta, Central Java. They allegedly contracted the virus while in Bogor in late February. Of the four cases, two have died at Moewardi Regional Hospital, Surakarta.Based on data from the Bogor official website for COVID-19,, which was last updated at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Bogor had zero positive cases of COVID-19, making the mayor and his subordinate the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city.The city has prepared three hospitals for COVID-19, namely Bogor General Hospital, Siloam Hospital and  Bogor Senior Hospital. (trn) Following the results, Bima and all officials who went on the trip will comply with health protocols that include a minimum 14-day isolation at Bogor Senior Hospital, Sri said, adding that the hospital was prepared to treat patients with  the fast-spreading respiratory illness in Bogor.Bima has reported his condition to the West Java governor, state secretary and home minister. While he is under isolation, the Bogor city administration will be supervised by Deputy Mayor Dedie A. Rachim, Sri said.The mayor also shared the news on his Instagram account @bimaaryasugiarto.”Maintain your health, be aware, distance yourself from others, and don’t go out of the house unless it is necessary,” he said in a video uploaded to Instagram. center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_img Oliver Young-MylesThursday 30 May 2019 12:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Also at risk: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Unquestionably one of Arsenal’s most valuable players, Aubameyang is one of few members in the squad who would have no shortage of suitors if he were made available. In Alexandre Lacazette a younger, more rounded footballer, Arsenal have a more important striker to hang onto.Sead Kolasinac: Selling Monreal would make more sense given Kolasinac is far younger. However, the Bosnian is frustratingly inconsistent, particularly with his attacking end product, while he is also a defensive liability. An upgrade would be welcome.Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Unfairly missed out on one of the biggest games of his career for political rather than sporting reasons, Mkhitaryan might have added guile and creativity to the Arsenal side had he been available. Has offered far too little since his move from Manchester United, though, particularly given his salary. Nacho Monreal has one year remaining on his deal with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Particularly in the Premier League, the full-back positions are now very much a young man’s game, with those deployed in those positions expected to provide attacking impetus as well defensive solidity on their flanks. It is one of the most physically demanding positions in modern football.AdvertisementWhether Monreal still possesses the capabilities to perform in such a dual role is questionable. With Sead Kolasinac also flattering to deceive, it is little wonder that Arsenal have been linked with Ajax’s all-action Argentine Nicolas Tagliafico in recent months.Monreal has been linked with a return to Spain and this summer would represent Arsenal’s final opportunity to sell him for a fee.Granit XhakaBy the time Hazard’s second and Chelsea’s fourth goal flew in past Petr Cech it was easy to forget that Arsenal were the far better of the two teams early on. All that was lacking for their good work was a goal and had Granit Xhaka’s right-footed thunderbolt crept underside the bar rather than skim it on its way over, things might have been different.Had it gone in, it would have been rather typical of Xhaka’s Arsenal career. Throughout his three seasons in north London, Xhaka has shown he is more than capable of lashing a long-range screamer into the top corner, yet those rare moments have failed to really mask the deficiencies elsewhere in his game. Mesut Ozil and the five Arsenal players Unai Emery should sell after Europa League horror show against Chelsea Unai Emery lost his first Europa League final at the fourth attempt (Picture: Getty)There are far too few players in this Arsenal set-up of sufficient quality to help arrest their recent slide next season. None of Arsenal’s players would get into Manchester City or Liverpool’s teams, for instance, and perhaps only one or two would make it into Chelsea or Tottenham’s.A colossal summer awaits the club and with a failure to secure Champions League football leaving Emery with a meagre transfer budget, a few high-profile, underperforming stars will have to be ushered out the door to make way for much-needed fresh blood.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMesut OzilOn the face of it, Arsenal and Chelsea’s playmaker’s have plenty in common. Separated only two years apart, Ozil and Hazard have been two of their generation’s finest creative talents, they have been the stars around whom their national teams have been built and they are the most high-profile and consequently, best-paid players for their clubs.During Wednesday night’s final, though, the only comparison between the two was the No.10 on the front of their shorts and the back of the shirts. In terms of their influence, they were polar opposites; Hazard was the star of the show, while Ozil was utterly anonymous. Laurent Koscielny suffered a serious injury last season and is reaching the end of his career (Picture: Getty)A level or two below the likes of Tony Adams and Sol Campbell, but arguably the best of the rest, the Frenchman has been an excellent servant, a good leader and a consistently high-performer, yet at 33-years-old and following his recent injury history, Koscielny is not the player he once was.Koscielny’s contract is set to expire next summer, which if he sees it out will take him to a decade of service for Arsenal. While Koscielny deserves great respect for his accomplishments, now is not the time for sentimentality and the club must make ruthless decisions to freshen up the squad.Nacho MonrealArsenal are believed to have activated an optional one-year extension to Nacho Monreal’s contract, which like Koscielny means his existing deal is set to expire next summer.Perhaps the reasoning behind Monreal’s extension was due to his dependability and versatility with the Spaniard able to slot in at left-back or as a left-sided centre back in a three-man defence. However, he too has shown signs of wear and tear in recent months. Advertisement Commentcenter_img Eden Hazard dazzled for Chelsea while Mesut Özil struggled to make an impact for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Top players are meant to thrive on the biggest stage of all, but it was telling that with 13 minutes to go, Emery hooked Ozil with Arsenal 4-1 down, in favour of a 19-year-old local lad with only 146 minutes of Premier League football to his name. More tellingly, Joe Willock was far more threatening during his cameo than Ozil had been for the previous 77 minutes.Surely not even the most vociferous of supporters of Ozil  could excuse the German’s performance or the excruciating amount of time it took him to trudge from the turf when his number was up. This should be his final game for Arsenal.Time and again, Özil has proven that he is not a playmaker capable of building a team around, despite his mammoth £350,000 weekly wages. With budgets stretched, Özil should top the list of players Emery discards this summer. The problem is, who exactly is going to take him?AdvertisementAdvertisementLaurent KoscielnyArsenal are already bidding adieu to one of their stalwarts of the ‘Emirates era’ in the form of Aaron Ramsey who is joining Juventus and the time may well have come for another long-serving fan favourite to pack his bags and say his goodbyes.Following a shaky start to his Arsenal career – a sending off on debut followed by that howler against Birmingham City in the League Cup final – Koscielny has established himself as one of Arsenal’s most dependable defenders during the Premier League era. Shkodran Mustafi was left out of Arsenal’s starting XI against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)That fateful game against Crystal Palace in which Mustafi was either partially or fully at fault for all three of the Eagles’ goals during what proved to be a calamitous 3-2 home defeat for Arsenal, was the final straw for many of the club’s supporters.Speaking ahead of a Europa League final in which he ultimately would not play a part in, Mustadi showed a stunning lack of self-awareness when he said: ‘They know our weaknesses; we know their weaknesses and it is about who is going to make the fewest mistakes.’As the most error-prone performer in a team packed full of them, Mustafi’s time at the Emirates is surely up. Granit Xhaka almost opened the scoring against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Like Ozil, Xhaka has a wand of a left foot, is a beautiful passer of the ball (when given plenty of time and space) and is on the whole, a nice footballer to watch. However, also like his colleague, Xhaka lacks pace and has a tendency to go missing when it matters, which isn’t ideal given his position at the base of midfield.AdvertisementThere is a general consensus that Xhaka has shown signs of improvement during his third season in English football and it is perhaps no coincidence that the presence of the tigerish Lucas Torreira alongside him in midfield, helped to get the best out of him either side of the new year.However, like too many others in an Arsenal shirt, Xhaka underwhelms and leaves supporters wanting more far too regularly. At 26, Xhaka would have no shortage of takers, particularly from the Bundesliga where he previously flourished and he could extract a reasonable fee if sold.Shkodran MustafiNo surprises here. Despite having accumulated a wealth of experience in Italy and Spain, been part of a World Cup-winning Germany squad and possessing good physical attributes for a modern-day central defender, Shkodran Mustafi has been an unmitigated disaster since his move to the Emirates.Although he is generally very good in the air and is an accomplished distributor of the ball, Mustafi’s decision-making and regular lapses in concentration are those that one might expect from a rookie just starting out rather than a 27-year-old who cost £35m. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea in Europa League finalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:05FullscreenEmery reacts to Arsenal’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea in Europa League final is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Not even the undisputed king of the Europa League, Unai Emery, could inspire Arsenal to a Champions League-clinching success against Chelsea during a bizarre final played out in Baku’s eerily soulless Olympic Stadium.After Arsenal faded following a bright opening 25 minutes, it was one-way traffic with an Eden Hazard-inspired Chelsea running out comprehensive 4-1 victors to condemn the Gunners to another season of toil in Europe’s second-rung competition.It was a dismal end to what has been a desperately disappointing final few weeks of Emery’s maiden campaign in charge. A collapse of epic proportions in the race for the top-four followed by Wednesday’s miserable capitulation to Chelsea has raised serious questions about Arsenal’s squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementAll season long there has been a suspicion that Arsenal’s squad is top-heavy due to its over-reliance on the strike pairing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, whose goals have papered over the cracks prevalent throughout the rest of the side.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_img32 Marian St, Coorparoo. Picture:’ve found three homes which all have that one special addition in common.At 32 Marian St, Coorparoo offers of more than $1,670,000 will secure you a four bedroom home listed through Bruce McIntyre, of Ray White Coorparoo.The three-level home has city views, two-street frontage, outdoor entertainment areas and a swimming pool.The newly completed home has a games room with wet bar and an internal lift. At 16 Oxley Tce, Corinda, a five-bedroom home listed through Carol Summerlin of Harcourts Graceville, also has a lift.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago 32 Marian St, Coorparoo. Picture: your home is so big it would take you forever to travel between floors without it, or it’s just that added bit of luxury, there’s something very appealing about homes with lifts.While common place for those living in apartment buildings, an in home lift is something still considered a little out of the ordinary in Brisbane. 21 Ryan Ave, Balmoral. Picture: is high on Balmoral Hill and has city views.The kitchen of the home has VZUG art appliances including induction cooktop, a butler’s pantry with wine fridge and stone benchtops.There is an additional undercover outdoor entertaining area at the back of the house and inside is a separate media room. 21 Ryan Ave, Balmoral. Picture: modern lift services all levels of the home which also has a secure entrance from the front gate with intercom system. 16 Oxley Tce, Corinda. Picture: home has panoramic mountain and river views. The living, dining and kitchen area extends out the back of the home on to a fully-paved pool area.Four of the bedrooms are on the top level of the home with the main bedroom toward the front of the house.On the ground level is a garage and the elevator offers access to all four levels of the home.At 21 Ryan Ave, Balmoral a five-bedroom home listed through Frank Lombardi of Ray White East Brisbane.last_img read more

first_imgThis large ferry will be capable of carrying 1610 passengers, and will have space for 450 cars or 617 lane metres for trucks plus 257 cars. It will have an operating service speed of close to 37 knots. The technology group Wärtsilä has won an order to provide propulsion solutions for a new 115 metres long high-speed ferry. The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered to the yard commencing in July 2021, and the ferry is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2022. Image credit Wartsila Wärtsilä will also supply its ProTouch bridge controls system as part of the contract, secured in May this year. “This combination of the Wärtsilä 31 engine and WXJ waterjets is unique for fast ferries, delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, reliability, quality and performance. This is an exciting project, and we are honoured to have been selected to provide the level of propulsion demanded,” says Stefan Nysjö, Marine Power Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine. The vessel is being built by Austal at the Australian shipbuilder’s yard in the Philippines for Danish operator Molslinjen. It will operate on the Molslinjen Bornholm route between Ystad and Rønne in Denmark. It will feature four Wärtsilä 31 engines, recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, and four high-performance Wärtsilä WXJ1500SRI waterjets. This is the first time the WXJ waterjets and the Wärtsilä 31 engine have been used in combination for a fast ferry, the company said. “It will be, by volume, the largest ferry ever built in our shipyards, and it will offer a powerful, yet economical and environmentally-friendly solution,” says Wayne Murray, President Austal Philippines.last_img read more

first_imgStuff 9 July 2010The first question I’d like to ask Labour list MP Steve Chadwick is: “Why now?” What’s convinced her that the time is right to reopen the abortion debate? What ill-omened denizen of the current political environment has told her that this is the moment to introduce a members bill permitting abortion-on-demand up to the 24th week of pregnancy?I would really, really like to know who it was. Because, try as I may, I’m finding it really difficult to make the cost/benefit analysis come out in Ms Chadwick’s, her party’s, or even her gender’s favour.Her decision might, of course, be driven entirely by ideological considerations – by an unwavering conviction that every woman has an incontestable right to do whatever she pleases with, and to, her own body. That would make a sort of sense – providing, of course, she’s willing to accept the consequences of making ideology the battleground upon which this issue is decided. What’s sauce for the ideological goose must also be sauce for the ideological gander.Clearly, Ms Chadwick’s proposed bill has got me perplexed. I simply cannot see what difference – in practical terms – changing the present legislation would make.According to statistics supplied by the Abortion Supervisory Committee, there were 18,382 abortions carried out in New Zealand in 2007. That’s 12,437 more than in 1980 – barely two years after the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act came into force on April 1, 1978. read more

first_imgSipalay is known for its white-sandbeaches and crystal-clear waters, attracting both foreign and local touristsseeking a tranquil getaway. Its kite festival, an award-winning tourism event,is one of the biggest in Western Visayas. The 8th Burangoy Tourism Kite Festivalhas been moved from March 26 to 31 to April although the final dates have yetto be announced. Lizares cited the Department of Healthadvisory issued by Secretary Francisco Duque III which strongly urged thepublic to avoid attending, participating and organizing events that draw a hugenumber of attendees. However, the events were rescheduledtogether with the 23rd Babaylan Festival on March 8 to 14. “The Sipalay City Governmentunderstands that the 19th Charter Anniversary and the 8th Burangoy Tourism KiteFestival draws a large audience and sees this as a risk in contractingCOVID-19,” the executive order said. “The Sipalay City Culture and ArtsCouncil has recommended to prioritize the safety of Sipalaynons,” it added. BACOLOD City – The  City of Sipalay in southern Negros Occidentalcanceled big events and mass gatherings for its 19th Charter Anniversary onMarch 26 to 31 due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019). In the north, Sagay City canceled itsannual Sinigayan Festival slated from March 14 to 19 also due to the Covid-19threat. (PNA) Mayor Gina Montilla-Lizares issued anexecutive order dated March 5 cancelling four events during the charteranniversary and the postponement of the 8th Burangoy Tourism Kite Festival to“ensure the safety of Sipalaynons and guests.” Suspended events included the 10thBarongoy Fishtival, opening ceremony, “Banda Diri, Banda Didto” drum and lyrecompetition, and all sports events and competitions such as boxing,skimboarding, volleyball, beach volleyball, and motocross. Although the celebration willcontinue, the city government has opted to hold fewer events and focus onsmaller gatherings. The City of Bago initially canceledits 54th Charter Anniversary celebration set from Feb. 11 to 19. Last month, Sipalay’s neighboring townHinoba-an, the southernmost town of Negros Occidental, suspended barangayfiestas, cockfights, and other public events in February and March due to theCOVID-19 scare.last_img read more