Modest Mouse Announces 2017 Summer Tour

first_imgModest Mouse recently announced they’ll be hitting the road this summer. With a dozen dates ranging from the end of May through to the beginning of June, the band’s summer tour will focus on the West. They kick things off in Spokane, Washington, on May 23rd, then work their way down the coast a handful of shows in Oregon, California, and Arizona. The band will then dip through Nevada, Utah, and Colorado to get to their final three dates in the Midwest in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska. Tickets are available via the band’s website here, and full dates are listed below.Modest Mouse 2017 Tour05-23 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory05-24 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater05-26 Napa, CA – BottleRock05-28 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater05-30 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre05-31 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom06-02 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues06-03 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl06-05 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell Room @ the Complex06-06 Denver, CO – The Fillmore06-08 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom06-09 St Louis, MO – The Pageant06-10 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowllast_img read more

Cool science. Interesting art?

first_imgIt’s hard to tell whether the microscopic worms Brian Knep experiments with and portrays in his show at Judi Rotenberg Gallery are his material or his collaborators. And ultimately, that’s problematic. He seems to assign a level of consciousness to the worms that inevitably makes them into a metaphor for humans, but also sometimes leads him down a path into coy, overly precious art.Knep, an artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School, is exhibiting digital prints and videos of colonies of Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent worm that has about a thousand cells…Read more here (The Boston Globe)last_img

BHP to sell its Mt. Arthur thermal coal mine in Australia

first_imgBHP to sell its Mt. Arthur thermal coal mine in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The world’s largest mining company BHP Group has hired Macquarie Bank and JP Morgan to sell its Australian thermal coal mine, three sources said, as miners face increasing pressure to reduce their exposure to fossil fuels.BHP’s Mt Arthur open cut mine, in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, supplies thermal coal used as fuel for power plants, to domestic and international customers. Prices have tumbled this year, slashing BHP’s likely sale price to less than $1 billion, two banking sources said.BHP previously said that the thermal coal business is a very small part of their portfolio, contributing about 3% of turnover and said in February that if a good offer came along they would be willing to sell.Activist investor Elliott, which holds a 4.7% stake in the mining company, has pushed for the sale of BHP’s thermal coal assets, which include one third of the Cerrejon mine in Colombia. BHP has also been pressured by green groups and some shareholders to leave any industry associations with policies that fail to match the company’s support for the 2015 Paris climate accord.Rival mining companies have also taken steps to go thermal coal free, with Rio Tinto selling its last coal mines in 2018, and Anglo American considering the spinoff or sale of its South African coal operations within the next two or three years.There is a handful of companies including Australia’s Whitehaven Coal Ltd, China’s Yancoal and India’s Adani Enterprises that have expressed interest in the Mt Arthur mine, the sources said.[Clara Denina, Melanie Burton and Zandi Shabalala]More: BHP puts Australian thermal coal mine up for sale: sourceslast_img read more

Brisbane home prices still rising amid Sydney slowdown: CoreLogic

first_imgSydney’s slowing housing market is dragging down the rest of the capital cities. Picture: Jenny Evans. “Because it’s the largest market, it does feed into confidence in housing elsewhere.”Mr Kusher described Brisbane’s housing market as being on “a knife edge” when it came to its future direction.“We know the unit market’s quite weak, but it’s significantly more affordable than Sydney and Melbourne and migration into the state is picking up,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Brisbane home values rose 0.1 per cent in November, according to CoreLogic. Picture: Richard Walker.BRISBANE is defying a national housing market slowdown led by Sydney, with new figures showing home prices rose in the Queensland capital in November. The latest home value figures reveal national dwelling values slipped lower this month, falling 0.1 per cent over the past 28 days, dragged down by Sydney’s cooling market.But Brisbane is bucking the trend, with home prices rising 0.1 per cent during the month on the back of a 0.2 per cent increase in October, according to property research firm CoreLogic.Sydney home values have fallen 0.5 per cent over the month of November following a half a per cent fall the month prior.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said the slowdown in Sydney was impacting the national result.“The heat is clearly coming out of the market, largely driven by Sydney,” he said. Brisbane home values rose modestly in November, according to CoreLogic.Melbourne remains the most resilient capital city housing market, with values rising 0.5 per cent in November.Mr Kusher put that down to the city being more affordable than Sydney, with stronger population growth and lower stock levels. WHERE RENTING IS UNAFFORDABLE IN QLD BITCOIN ALL THE RAGE ON THE COAST THESE ARE BRISBANE’S CHEAPEST HOMES center_img National home values fell 0.1 per cent in November, according to CoreLogic.If the trend continues over the next few days, it will mark the first month on month fall in the national index since March 2016.Mr Kusher said further falls in national dwelling values were likely in December, but it was difficult to predict how the housing market would perform next year.“We think further slowing in Sydney is likely, but we’re certainly not forecasting a crash,” he said.He’ll be watching what impact that slowdown in Sydney will have on the rest of the capital cities and whether it eats into confidence in other markets.The latest monthly figures provide further evidence APRA’S tightening of standards on investment and interest-only loans is working as a cooling measure for the property market.last_img read more

Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc Lead Australia To 86-Run Win Over New Zealand

first_imgLondon: Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs at Lord’s on Saturday. Defending a target of 245, Australia dismissed New Zealand for 157 runs and thus recorded their seventh win of the tournament. Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey put up a 107-run stand for the sixth wicket to take Australia out of a precarious situation batting first after which Mitchell Starc’s fifer ensured that they pull off a comprehensive win in the end.Jason Behrendorff made the early inroads for the Australians early on, dismissing the New Zealand openers cheaply. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor then propped up the New Zealand chase and their stand of 55 was the best that the Kiwis could muster. It was broken by Starc who got the big wicket of Williamson. The New Zealand skipper departed for 40 off 51.Ross Taylor was then starved for runs and succumbed to the pressure. He tried to go aerial off Pat Cummins and ended up skying the ball high up in the air. Wicketkeeper did well to complete the catch as the ball hung in the air for a fair bit of time. Carey was man of the match for his knock during the Australian innings and admitted that he has seldom seen a ball fly so high up in the air.Finch brought in Steve Smith and ended up reaping dividends. Smith lured Colin de Grandhomme into attempting a big hit and the ball ended up going straight down the throat of wide long off. He followed that up by taking a screamer off Starc to dismiss Tom Latham. Latham middled the shot well and was looking to get the ball to the midwicket fence but Smith flew to his right and pluck the ball out of thin air.Nathan Lyon caught James Neesham off his own bowling after which Starc almost got a hat-trick by taking Ish Sodhi and Lockie Ferguson off consecutive balls. Trent Boult had got a hat-trick earlier in the day and it was Boult that denied Starc his own treble. Eventually however, Starc got his fifth wicket by getting Mitchell Santner dismissed for 12.Brief scores: Australia: 243/9 in 50 overs (Usman Khawaja 88, Alex Carey 71; Trent Boult 4/51, James Neesham 2/28) beat New Zealand: 157 in 43.4 overs (Kane Williamson 40, Ross Taylor 30; Mitchell Starc 5/26). IANSAlso Read: Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey Push Australia to 243/9 Against Kiwislast_img read more

Polish trade body urges ministers to rethink gambling regime for a modern economy

first_img Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile May 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Polish gambling trade body Polska Izba Gospodarcza Branży Rozrywkowej (PIGBRiB) has published a report outlining comprehensive changes to the nation’s online and land-based gambling frameworks.    PIGBRiB has issued its report to Warsaw’s SEJM, Poland’s lower house, branding the Polish Treasury’s gambling enforcements of 2017 as ‘non-viable’ for a growing modern economy.In 2016, Poland’s governing PiS National Conservative Party sanctioned the Treasury to undertake a sweeping reform of Poland’s gambling codes, drastically changing the market’s make-up in 2017.Enforcing a 12% turnover tax on all gambling verticals, and further limiting online casino games to the domain of state monopoly Totalizator Sportowy, Poland was branded as an ‘unworkable marketplace’ by departing European operators.Following three years under the new gambling regime, PIGBRiB has urged SEJM ministers to rethink the current legislation, as pro-business solutions would ‘stimulate a healthy and competitive market betting, but also maximise benefits to the state budget’. Replacing Poland’s 12% blanket turnover tax is at the top of PIGBRiB agenda, in which the trade body urges SEJM to pass a 20% GGR rate – an industry tax rate adopted by the majority of regulated EU markets. The PIGBRiB report urges ministers to rethink policy on ‘four critical criteria’ to help Poland develop an effective regulated gambling marketplace. The trade body urges ministers to prioritise: The development of a strict ‘state-sanctioned supervisory unit’ monitoring all regulated operators and services.Developing gambling legislation on social and economic merits, benefitting state revenues and eliminate ‘grey areas’ for market incumbents.The body recommends the constant analysis of state and private enterprises to balance market conditions for the benefit of both actors.To develop consumer-led gambling policies, which incorporate the opinions of the consumer with regards to legislating gambling products, advertising and market restrictions.  Backing its report, PIGBRiB has pointed to EU member case studies on effective gambling tax frameworks and legislative policies, which have protected national consumers whilst increasing state budget revenues.   Despite PIGBRiB’s numerous appeals and foreign operators challenging the Polish government to drop its regime requirements, Poland’s PiS government and the Treasury have made no indication that a review of gambling will be undertaken in the foreseeable future. Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more

Warriors’ Steve Kerr compliments Patrick Beverley’s flopping

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Steve Kerr took the bait. After pledging all series long to his players not to pay attention to Patrick Beverley’s antics, the Warriors’ coach could not resist giving him some bulletin board material.OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 24: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) shoots a layup against Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) in the third quarter …last_img

Pelicans add free agent Tony Allen

first_imgThe 6-7 Webster, a 2005 draft choice by Portland, has not played in the NBA in two seasons. Sidetracked by injuries, he is attempting a comeback on a club in need of healthy wing players.Last month, Pelicans starting small forward Solomon Hill needed surgery to repair a hamstring tear that is expected to sideline him six to eight months. New Orleans then traded Quincy Pondexter to free up cash, leaving the 6-8 Darius Miller and 6-7 Jalen Jones as the only healthy true small forwards on the club.Webster last played in the NBA in the 2014-15 season, appearing in 32 games with Washington and averaging 3.3 points and 1.4 rebounds. He had career-high averages of 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds with the Wizards in the 2012-13 season.The 25-year-old Jones also has not played in the NBA since the 2014-15 season, his third with Oklahoma City. He spent last season in the developmental NBA G League.Without guaranteed deals, Webster and Jones will have to make the team in training camp.ADVERTISEMENT Tony Allen. APMETAIRIE, La. — The Pelicans signed free-agent guard Tony Allen on Friday, and a pair of free-agent forwards also agreed to terms with New Orleans.Allen’s contract is worth $2.3 million for one year, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms have not been disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Martell Webster and Perry Jones also have agreed to terms on non-guaranteed contracts which are expected to become official next week, the person said. The addition of the 6-foot-4 Allen provides back-court depth as well as an option on the wing when using a smaller lineup. Allen also brings a reputation for defense dating back to when he helped the Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA title. He has been named to the NBA all-defensive first team three times, most recently in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAllen has spent the past seven seasons with Memphis, mostly in a starting role. Last season, Allen averaged 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals.The 35-year-old Allen began his NBA career in 2004 when he was drafted 25th overall by Boston out of Oklahoma State. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lomachenko and Rigondeaux to meet Dec. 9 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more