David Bowie Honored With Lightning-Bolt-Shaped Constellation

first_imgCertainly one of David Bowie’s greatest muses was outerspace. It’s a theme that carried throughout the great musician’s career, emerging in early works like “Space Oddity” and coming to the forefront on the 1972 Ziggy Stardust album, with songs like “Starman” and “Star.”With Bowie’s recent passing, Belgian radio station Studio Brussels decided to pay an incredibly-fitting tribute. Along with the MIRA Public Observatory, the station registered a seven-star, lightning-bolt-shaped constellation in honor of Bowie. Not only that, but the star pattern is located near Mars, playing into the “Life on Mars?” theme as well.Hayley Jane, Members of Big Gigantic, Particle, & More To Perform David Bowie TributePhilippe Mollet from MIRA discussed the constellation, saying, “It was not easy to determine the appropriate stars. Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy. Referring to his various albums, we chose seven stars – Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis – in the vicinity of Mars. The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.”The station has also launched an interactive web tribute featuring the constellation, where fans can click on a point within the lightning-bolt shape and leave a note with their favorite Bowie song. That “Stardust For Bowie” application can be viewed here.[Via DDB Brussels]last_img read more

Savant Adds Battery-Powered Shades

first_imgSavant has expanded its shade offerings to include both battery-powered motor solutions as well as new quiet, high-powered wired motors. All Savant wired or wireless solutions fit into the same low-profile tube and bracketing system, giving integrators a no-compromise window treatment for both new construction and retrofit applications.For retrofit projects, Savant’s new rechargeable battery-powered motors install into the same high quality JGeiger bracketing system as the wired solution and are available with over 400 fabric choices with sheer, translucent and blackout options. Savant Shades can be controlled within the Savant smart home ecosystem via the Pro Remote and Savant Pro App, locally or remotely.Savant’s latest shading solutions also deliver higher-power motors that support large window walls and they even claim that they are as loud as a barely audible whisper. Integrators will appreciate that the new motors connect to Savant’s low-voltage power enclosure that easily manages power supplies for both low-voltage keypads and shades.Savant offers multiple bracket styles to accommodate any installation. Design-first exposed roller brackets are available in both inside/jamb mount and floating/outside mount styles and can be ordered in different finishes — white, black, black aluminum and silver aluminum. Additionally, Savant offers basic pocket bracket kits that can be used in both a traditional hidden pocket installation or as part of Savant’s Negative Reveal Pocket Kits.Here are the details.last_img read more

IMF approves US$65.6M in COVID-19 financing – CARICOM Business News

first_imgPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Tourism in Guyana enjoys record growth – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business, 19 July 2019July 22, 2019In “Agriculture”OECD warns COVID-19 could halve global growth – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices.March 10, 2020In “Barbados”Visitors to Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda to be tested for COVID-19 – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM-Business-12-June-2020DownloadJune 15, 2020In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak CARICOM-Business-1-May-2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 You may be interested in… CARICOM-Business-1-May-2020Download St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… last_img read more

Heavy Lifters Turn to Less Traditional Markets

first_imgA troublesome outlook for heavy lift vessels within the market for topside and jacket installation, prompted by challenging market in recent years, has led contractors to seek out opportunities in less traditional markets.Two such bright spots are offshore wind and decommissioning, according to Douglas Westwood, an energy intelligence group, which claims that the former is becoming increasingly-attractive as the volume of installed turbines per year grows rapidly and the projects become larger and further from shore.The HLV contractors have seen a major decline in fixed platform installations and this year is expected to result in c.45% less fixed assets installed when compared to 2014 levels.As explained, the strategic advantage of HLVs is their cost effectiveness as both sectors seek out most economical solutions. As such, in a market where day rates are often driven by tonnage requirements, super heavy lift vessels may have a somewhat-limited market reach and vessels that are over specified will risk lower day rates, the intelligence group adds.For HLVs venturing into turbine installation market crane capacity in the range of 1,500-3,000T is suitable for most offshore wind installations and sufficient deck space with the ability to carry at least 4 monopiles typically preferred.For HLVs with lifting capacity >5,000T, decommissioning represents a significant opportunity, particularly within the North Sea which is characterized by large platforms – c.40% of platforms within the UK and c.85% of platforms within Norway have a combined substructure and topside weight >5,000T.Until recently the largest single lift decommissioning operation had been the removal of the Frigg TCP2 MSF, weighing in at 8,500T.However, “with the introduction of super heavy lift vessels such as Allsea’s Pioneering Spirit, Heerema’s Sleipnir (due for delivery in 2019) as well as recent orders from Shandong Twin Marine for two vessels with lifting capacity of 34,000T, it is hoped that the decommissioning of the North Sea’s heaviest platforms will become more efficient,” Douglas Westwood concludes.last_img read more

Steelers defeat Colts! Now it’s time to battle the Tennessee Titans, Nov. 16! The Courier’s Brian Cook reports…

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Star flops: Several NBA prospects already bounced from NCAAs

first_imgArizona’s Deandre Ayton, left, and Rawle Alkins walk off the court after Arizona lost 89-68 to Buffalo in a first-round game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Many of the freshman stars who garnered so much of the college basketball world’s attention during the regular season have already been bounced from March Madness.Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Texas’ Mohamed Bamba are all considered potential NBA lottery picks whenever they decide to turn pro. They’re also all out of the NCAA Tournament after facing the harsh reality that sometimes individual talent isn’t enough in March.Sexton is the only freshman from that group who even reached the second round.“I hate losing,” Young said after Oklahoma’s first-round overtime loss to Rhode Island . “That’s not in my DNA, losing.”One lesson these freshmen are learning is rather obvious: It always helps to be surrounded by experienced players or equally talented freshmen.Only three of the top seven prospects from the 2017 recruiting class according to the 247Sports Composite remain in the tournament. It’s probably no coincidence that all three of them play for the same school: Duke.Duke’s Marvin Bagley, Trevon Duval and Wendell Carter Jr. are in the regional semifinals after helping the Blue Devils win their first two NCAA Tournament games by an average margin of 23½ points. Duke has five players — including four freshmen — with NCAA Tournament scoring averages in double figures thus far.“Just being able to share the wealth in between one another and for us to be all together and be unselfish, it’s a great thing,” Carter said.The Duke freshmen say they have benefited from having talented classmates around them who are going through similar situations. They’ve also worked alongside senior guard Grayson Allen and his wealth of postseason experience.“That’s the reason I came to Duke, to play with a lot of great guys who I’ve seen play before and to be able to team up with these guys and figure out each other and work together,” Bagley said. “It’s a great feeling.”Kentucky also has reached the Sweet 16 with a freshman class that included five of the nation’s top 18 Class of 2017 recruits according to the 247Sports Composite. Freshmen Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington and Kevin Knox have averaged a combined 66 points in two NCAA Tournament games.Many of the notable freshmen who were ousted from the NCAA Tournament played quite well.Young had 28 points and seven assists against Rhode Island. Ayton had 14 points and 13 rebounds in Arizona’s loss to Buffalo . Bamba had 13 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out of an overtime loss to Nevada. Porter played just three games for Missouri all season because of a lower back injury that required surgery , but he had 16 points and 10 rebounds against Florida State . Sexton averaged 21 points in his two NCAA Tournament games.“For anybody not to remember Deandre as the greatest freshman that ever walked through Arizona, they weren’t paying attention, statistically and just the type of kid he is,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “He’s destined to do some great things. When you get someone like him, you want to go all the way, right? And when you lose in the first round, that’s a tough pill to swallow.”But in many cases, they didn’t have enough help. For instance, Sexton was the only Alabama player to score in double figures in the Crimson Tide’s second-round loss to Villanova.Now these freshmen will have to sit and watch the rest of the NCAA Tournament while learning from the frustrating finishes to their seasons.“I left everything I could, and I know my teammates did as well, (left) everything they could on that floor,” Young said. “But I’ve had to mature, like I said, all season. This is all the process. This is all – this is a chapter in my book. This season, that chapter is closed now.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___More AP college basketball: https://collegebasketball.ap.org ; https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 and https://www.podcastone.com/ap-sports-special-eventslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Poland vs Senegal Preview

first_imgAdvertisement lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs90qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaieo7d( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) k7nWould you ever consider trying this?😱160zCan your students do this? 🌚h0tRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement European stalwarts Poland begin their World Cup campaign against underdogs Senegal in the second Group H match tonight at Spartak Stadium, Moscow. They will face each other for the first time. Poland is clearly the favourite in today’s match as they have a formidable line-up which consists of Lewandowski, Milik and Zielinski while Senegal will have to rely on Napoli centreback Kalidou Koulibaly and Liverpool winger Sadio Mane.Here’s the lineup of the match: Advertisement The match will start at 8:30 pm IST and will be telecast live on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN. Also read: FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia vs Japan PreviewFIFA World Cup 2018 : Harry Kane expresses distress over penalty decision in the Tunisia match  Advertisementlast_img read more