Questlove-Curated Prince Tribute Symphony, 4U, Announces Debut Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment had big news for Prince fans, announcing a new agreement with The Prince Estate for the first and only Estate-approved Prince symphony. Celebrating the music of The Purple One, 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will present beloved Prince cuts with a full symphony orchestra paired with a full live band featuring world-class musicians and vocalists.As highlighted in a press release, 4U “will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, alongside lesser known gems.” Questlove, drummer and joint frontman for The Roots as well as an avid and vocal Prince lover, worked on the creation of 4U, helping curate the music and orchestral arrangements for the show.As noted in a press release, the 4U tour will start officially on September 8th, kicking off at Washington D.C.’s Wolf Trap with the Wolf Trap Orchestra, though the tour dates listed include one show before that at New Brunswick, New Jersey’s State Theatre on September 6th. From there, the massive Prince tribute symphony will embark on a massive cross-country tour spanning through to October 21st.Notes Troy Carter of The Prince Estate in a press release, “We’re looking forward to working with Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment on this production and giving fans a unique experience.”Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban, added,It’s such a blessing to be able to pay homage to and celebrate the music of a creative genius like Prince. One of the goals of Live Nation Urban is to create unique live platforms and to redefine what the norms of the live experience are. We are beyond excited to be working alongside the Estate in creating what we hope to be a long-standing artistic celebration of an artist who inspired so many.As a follow-up, Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment, echoed these sentiments, offering,TCG Entertainment is honored to be working with The Prince Estate and Live Nation Urban to create 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. 4U will entertain audiences globally and we are humbled to work on a show based on Prince and his music given how important he is to people around the world. You can check out the full list of 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince tour dates below, with more dates expected to be added in Europe and more. Head to the project’s website here for more information.4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince:September 6, 2018 New Brunswick, NJ State TheatreSeptember 8, 2018 Washington, DC WolftrapSeptember 9, 2018 Richmond, VA Altria TheatreSeptember 11 2018 Norfolk, VA Chrysler HallSeptember 12, 2018 Charlotte, NC Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreSeptember 13, 2018 Raleigh, NC Red Hat AmphitheatreSeptember 14, 2018 Asheville, NC Cellular CenterSeptember 15, 2018 Atlanta, GA Verizon AmphitheatreSeptember 19, 2018 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Center for the ArtsSeptember 20, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Kings TheatreSeptember 21, 2018 Binghamton, NY Anderson CenterSeptember 22, 2018 Lynn, MA Lynn Memorial HallSeptember 24, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Taft TheatreSeptember 25, 2018 Columbus, OH Ohio TheatreSeptember 26, 2018 Nashville, TN Jackson Hall (TPAC)September 27, 2018 Nashville, TN Jackson Hall (TPAC)September 28, 2018 Detroit, MI Fox TheatreSeptember 29, 2018 Cleveland, OH State TheatreSeptember 30, 2018 Chicago, IL Chicago TheatreOctober 2, 2018 Huntsville, AL Von Braun CenterOctober 3, 2018 Gainesville, FL O’Connell CenterOctober 4, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward CenterOctober 5, 2018 Tampa, FL Sun DomeOctober 6, 2018 Jacksonville, FL Florida TheatreOctober 7, 2018 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips CenterOctober 10, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI 20 MonroeOctober 11, 2018 Milwaukee, WI Riverside TheatreOctober 12, 2018 Louisville, KY The PalaceOctober 13, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Murat TheatreOctober 14, 2018 St. Louis, MO Fox TheatreOctober 16, 2018 Midland, TX Wagner NoelOctober 17, 2018 Dallas, TX Music FactoryOctober 18, 2018 Houston, TX Smart Financial CentreOctober 19, 2018 San Antonio, TX Majestic TheaterOctober 21, 2018 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

No. 7 Syracuse loses third overtime contest of the season to No. 12 Louisville, 2-1

first_img Published on September 29, 2017 at 6:03 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 No time remained on the clock as Louisville took a penalty corner at the end of regulation. Syracuse blocked the first shot attempt before Louisville senior Abby Grimes let a shot go toward the right post. Madison Walsh deflected the ball past Borg van der Velde. Syracuse, taking a 1-0 lead almost three minutes into the game, gave up the last-gasp goal to send the game into overtime.For the third time this season, No. 7 Syracuse (8-3, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) came up empty-handed in overtime against No. 12 Louisville (7-4, 2-1) at Trager Stadium on Friday. The game-winning goal came in second overtime, after an SU player’s foot denied the ball from going into the goal, awarding Louisville a penalty stroke. Louisville junior Taylor Stone, lined up alone with the keeper, put it past van der Velde to the right corner, ending the game.Prior to the winning penalty stroke from Stone, van der Velde made eight saves. Ayeisha McFerran, Louisville’s first-team All-American, made five saves in the win.Syracuse held the lead for the majority of regulation after Laura Hurff scored her third goal of the season, just over three minutes into the match. She pounced on a loose ball and fired a backhand shot into the right corner of the net.The Orange did have a chance to win early in overtime. Erin Gillingham stole the ball near midfield, beat two Louisville players and earned a one-on-one against McFerran in the arc. But the Louisville keeper stood firm and saved the shot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will be in action again on Sunday when the Orange return home to host No. 16 Princeton at 2 p.m. at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Theologians Wrestle with God’s Role in Disasters

first_imgAs international rescue efforts accelerate in the aftermath of last week’s tsunamis in Asia (see Caltech for the geological story, and Nature News for the earthquake’s affect on Earth’s rotation), commentators and theologians are beginning to ask the “why?” questions.  The liberal Archbishop of Canterbury is doubting the existence of God, according to the UK News Telegraph.  From a Jewish perspective, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, writing in World Net Daily, argues that it’s not God’s fault, but man’s, for living in quake-prone areas.  On his blog, Biola professor John Mark Reynolds answers the critics who try to use the disaster as an opportunity to attack theism.  Creationist writer Carl Wieland writes for Answers in Genesis about how this incident raises the age-old questions about death and suffering, as does Dr. David Miller on Apologetics Press.  Dr. Kelly Hollowell, also on World Net Daily, compares this disaster with Noah’s flood.  To be fair, the fearfulness of any disaster needs to be balanced against the sum total of factors that make Earth a privileged planet as an abode for life.  Perhaps the best philosophers are the relief agencies like World Vision, who are focusing their energy not on talking, but on helping the victims.Sooner or later, everyone needs to come to grips with the big questions about suffering.  Actually, this disaster, which will undoubtedly go on record as one of the biggest in modern history, is a trifle compared to the global flood in the days of Noah described in the Bible (Genesis 6-9).  From orbit, these tsunamis would not even register as bathtub ripples.  The Flood killed all but Noah and his family, and reshaped the whole planet (see Dr. Walt Brown’s geological treatment of the Biblical Flood).    The Creator God is the Sovereign God.  He can give life as well as take it, especially from a world of rebels.  Remember that the Flood was a judgment on sin.  The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23); God never misses a payday.  His word warned us that “it is appointed unto man once to die, and after that the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27), so it’s not a matter of if, but when, and how.  This keeps our need for God and His mercy imminent in our minds.  We must always be ready to face the judgment, even when sunbathing on the beach at a vacation resort.  The tsunamis only accelerated the human death statistic (100%) in one region.    The amazing thing is not that rebels will die, but that they can be forgiven (see Romans 5:8).   Jesus did not provide a philosophy of suffering.  He did something about it: in his passion, He offered the way of escape from eternal suffering – an eventuality far worse than anything rebels might endure on earth.  On one occasion Jesus was asked about a terrible thing that had happened.  His response referred both to suffering by accident and suffering caused by evil.  He said, simply, “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13).  He also hinted that any given natural process is not specifically targeted at individuals, but runs according to natural laws, when He said in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 6:45), speaking of our Father in heaven, “He makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”    That is sufficient revelation for now.  We cannot expect to out-reason the greatest philosophers of history since Job on the question of evil and suffering.  We cannot know things of God not revealed to us (Deuteronomy 29:29).  There are things more urgent and worthwhile to do than philosophize.  Get your heart right with your Creator while you can, before it’s your turn (read Solomon, Isaiah, and Paul).  Then use this occasion of great need to grow in character and unselfishness: pitch in and help with your money, your prayers, and your hands.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Darwin Praise Service Begins

first_imgScience News:  The January 31 cover of Science News shouts “Happy Birthday Darwin” against a backdrop of his famous “tree of life” sketch from the Origin.  The website contains a 36-page tribute to Darwin.  Editor-in-Chief Tom Siegfried led off with an opening editorial entitled, “Modern biology owes unpayable debt to Darwin.”  Who is the “greatest practitioner of all time” in sports or the physical sciences?  Siegfried says the question is likely to end in a divided vote.  That was his lead-in to this announcement:But then there’s biology.  The greatest biology of all time?  There’s only one answer.  Any other vote invalidates the voter as unqualified.  It’s Darwin.He doesn’t tell you just what he thinks about Darwin.  He tells you what you have to think to be considered “qualified” to have an opinion.  Voting for Pasteur, for instance, would not only invalidate your vote; it would disqualify you as a voter.    Continuing on with the Dobzhansky mantra (12/19/2008), Siegfried added, “No scientist’s birthday warrants more hullabaloo and hoopla.”  On the inside back cover, Siegfried took quotes from Darwin about religion and converted them into an interview.  He asked Darwin questions about atheism, religion, design and God, and picked out quotes guaranteed to make natural theology and intelligent design look bad.  If Darwin is being voted world’s greatest biologist, why would his theological opinions matter?National Geographic:  Another cover story for the Darwin Bicentennial, from National Geographic Magazine (Feb. 2009), teased with the line, “What Darwin Didn’t Know.”  Inside, two lengthy articles discussed Darwin’s original ideas and those of the “Modern Darwins” who have extended them.  If Darwin didn’t know something, it wasn’t his fault – the sciences of genetics and molecular biology hadn’t been invented yet.  Any errors he made were due to his being imprisoned in the 19th century.    Quasi-religious adulations continued inside with Matt Ridley’s article, “Modern Darwins”  Ridley portrayed today’s Darwinists as precocious children who would make their daddy proud.  Darwin’s core idea of mindless, purposeless, unguided natural selection was presented as unquestionable fact:In 1953, Francis Crick, together with a young American named James Watson, would make a discovery that has led inexorably to the triumphant vindication of almost everything Darwin deduced about evolution. To understand the story of evolution—both its narrative and its mechanism—modern Darwins don’t have to guess.  They consult genetic scripture.Darwin’s greatest idea was that natural selection is largely responsible for the variety of traits one sees among related species.  Now, in the beak of the finch and the fur of the mouse, we can actually see the hand of natural selection at work….Darwin, who assumed that evolution plodded along at a glacially slow rate, observable only in the fossil record, would be equally delighted by another discovery.  In those same Galapagos finches, modern Darwins can watch evolution occur in real time.What better evidence for Darwin’s belief in the commonality of all species than to find the same gene doing the same job in birds and fish, continents apart?In The Origin of Species, Darwin tactfully left unspoken how his theory would extend that commonality to include humankind.  A decade later he confronted the matter head-on in The Descent of Man.  He would be delighted to know that a certain gene, called FOXP2, is critical for the normal development of both speech in people and song in birds.His notion of sexual selection was politely ignored by most Victorian opinion, which was mildly scandalized by the thought of females actively choosing a mate, rather than submitting coyly to the advances of males…. But we now know Darwin was right all along.In one of his flights of fancy, Darwin argued that sexual selection might account for human racial differences…. The jury is still out on that particular idea, but there are hints that Darwin might be at least partly right…. Either way, the explanation leads straight back to Darwin’s two theories—natural and sexual selection.Just as Darwin drew lessons from both fossil armadillos and living rheas and finches, his scientific descendants combine insights from genes with insights from fossils to understand the history of life.Could such a man ever make a mistake?  Yes; Ridley said Darwin did not understand inheritance.  Mendel’s work had never reached his attention.  “The monk’s fate was to die years before the significance of his discovery was appreciated,” Ridley lamented.  “But his legacy, like Darwin’s, has never been more alive.”  Darwin scores even when in error.    The magazine’s celebration began with David Quammen retelling the Darwin adventure tale on the Beagle, followed by a timeline of events and theories by Darwin and the Modern Darwins.  Quammen corrected some misconceptions about the “mythic account” of Darwin’s voyage, and the timing of his conversion to evolutionism.  But in the end, he praised his book to high heaven: “Almost inarguably, it’s the most significant single scientific book ever published.  After 150 years, people still venerate it, people still deplore it, and The Origin of Species continues to exert an extraordinary influence—though, unfortunately, not many people actually read it.”Sacred Cause:  A new book by Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin’s Sacred Cause, elevates Darwin further by claiming he was an abolitionist like his birthday-mate Abraham Lincoln.  The BBC News says that abolition was a driving force behind Darwin’s theory.  This idea might seem surprising to readers aware that Darwin announced in The Descent of Man that it was inevitable the fitter races would eventually exterminate the weaker races.  After all, wasn’t the subtitle of Darwin’s Origin “The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”?    An English gentleman, Darwin was clearly repulsed by the cruelty toward slaves he witnessed.  His belief in the common ancestry of all races of mankind stood against the racist views of those who attributed human races to separate origins.  In that respect, Darwin’s unification of humanity is like the Biblical view that all men are descendents of Adam, except that Darwin has mankind arising from apes, and the Bible has mankind falling from grace.  Desmond and Moore seem to omit, though, whether “survival of the fittest” could promote racial equality.  Common ancestry aside, the Haeckels, Brocas and Hitlers to follow certainly ranked the human races by fitness and intelligence – using Darwin’s “law of nature” for support.It should be understood that these adulations sit on top of daily, weekly, yearly expressions of praise and admiration for Charles Darwin in the scientific journals and popular press.  Often these expressions are stated in opposition to religious views or scientific arguments for design.  A question few of the modern Darwins seem to be asking, though, is how could a scientist possibly design a theory that removes design from the conceptual realm?  (See quote at top right of page.)Is it possible for the world to go crazy?  If you don’t think so, look at history.  Look at what some ancient civilizations thought about the world, the universe, and life.  Despite great achievements in architecture and technology, they held beliefs that strike us as absurd – yet in their day, those beliefs were intuitively obvious.  Sometimes they were enforced by the state with severe punishment, even the ultimate punishment.  Darwin today serves as a kind of prophet of Marduk who brings enlightenment and explains the world.  You’re not entitled to have opinions about him.  Failure to honor the Marduk of the age, or his prophet, is not only insane, it is a capital crime.    One method for detecting absurdity is to find self-refuting arguments.  These can never be overturned by more evidence, because they are self-refuting – they are false by definition.  Evolutionary theory is full of them.  (1) Darwin built a law of nature on chance, which is the contradiction to law.  (2) Darwin reasoned that the mind is an evolved artifact of blind accident, undermining the very basis of reason.  And (3) Darwin rendered design an illusion, using his intelligence to design this claim this about his own brain.  In these and other ways, Darwin tricked the world into thinking he had come up with a stunningly elegant unification of biology in alleged “natural” terms, when those very ideas refute themselves.  How could this happen?  One reason is that tautologies are always intuitively obvious.  To say, “Life evolved because natural selection brought them into existence,” sounds perfectly fine, till you realize the sentence conveys no information.  It begs the question it is supposed to answer.  Darwin’s adventure tales, his admittedly detailed observations, his Mosaic visage, and his gift of eloquent rhetoric were all dandy things, but they cannot rescue his doctrines from collapse.  They are self-refuting.  Hullabaloo and hoopla can be fun.  Fantasyland has good fireworks, too.  But no amount of celebration can save a self-refuting belief system.    Can self-refuting doctrines really fool a world of scientists and smart people?  It happens.  Absurdities have fooled the elite of many a civilization.  We’re only human.  We don’t know everything.  We’re gullible.  For certainty, we need a revelation from the One who knows all things.  Having an anchor in eternal, immutable things is a prerequisite for consistency.  You cannot build a progressive system from the ground up without assuming the very thing you need to prove: that there are absolutes against which one can measure progress.  Even if one could pull oneself up by one’s own bootstraps, the effort would be vain without ground to stand on.  Darwinism is anchored in the quicksand of contingency.  Its aspiration to provide understanding, the opposite of contingency, is doomed.  Lacking an absolute, the hullabaloo and hoopla around Darwin is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The celebrations in honor of Charles Robert Darwin for his 200th birthday (Feb. 12) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his influential book On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection (Nov. 29th) are well underway.  It is hard to think of any other scientist who gets the kind of gushy adulation heaped on this one man.  It borders on religious euphoria.  Some examples:last_img read more

Feeding winter hay on pasture fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we approach winter I have a question for you. Where do you feed your livestock?When the grass runs out do you bring them to a barn or facility to feed them? Do you leave them out on pasture and bring the feed to them?The reason for my questions is that experienced graziers spend the fall planning their winter feeding programs — planning to the point of not only what they will feed but also where they will feed the animals.I do not know the exact percentage, but it should be safe to say that many forage based livestock producers use round bales of hay as their primary stored winter feed. Hay is stored in some central location and then moved to the field for feeding. Quite a few of these producers feed round bales in rings out in the pasture field. Depending on the number of animals to be fed, producers will move bales out to these rings two or three at a time. This requires starting a tractor and moving bales throughout winter and in less than ideal conditions.Some graziers are using the dry days in fall to place bales where they will do the most good. They are placing bales in protected areas for nasty weather, areas with access to water and even in areas that they want to improve.I first saw this system demonstrated by the Missouri Forage Systems Research Center and have seen it adapted for many different farms in Ohio. The placement of the bales will depend on each farm, but basically consists of bales set out in fields about 20 to 25 feet apart in rows. The spacing is to allow enough space between bales for livestock to eat. You can use more or less rows depending on the amount of livestock you have and the field you are using.After you set the bales, a temporary electric fence can be used to exclude the stock for the remainder of the grazing season. When hay feeding begins, the appropriate number of bales is exposed with ring feeders over them and the livestock are allowed access. The number of bales fed depends on the number of animals. Hay should be consumed in two to three days. If it takes longer than that then hay waste will increase significantly.Any type of fencing may be used to protect the bales from the livestock during the season. Poly-tape and step-in posts seem to be the fence of choice. This fence can be moved very quickly and is highly visible to the livestock, thus making it very effective. One major consideration in winter is the use of step-in post in frozen ground. A post with a small diameter spike and a broad foot piece will work best in frozen ground with heavy boots.During winter you could carry a cordless drill to help plant posts. Concrete post anchors, using 5-gallon buckets as forms, will also work. A piece of 3/16 diameter tube set in the center makes a hole for the step-in post.The labor required for feeding bales this way is not necessarily less than conventional feeding systems. You still have to move the bales. You just get to spend less time doing it in winter.Some producers have used this system to improve run down fields. By placing bales for winter feeding they import nutrients and organic matter in the form of manure and wasted hay to areas that need it. Usually they also import seed from the hay.Are there areas of your pastures that could use extra manure? Can you get to them in winter with a tractor? Would placing bales during dry days in fall make your winter easier?last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Energy Is Critical

first_imgThere is one critical ingredient necessary to hustling and producing. If you have this ingredient (and many don’t), you will have a distinct competitive advantage. If you are lacking it, you will quickly find yourself among the non-hustlers. That one ingredient is energy.Physical EnergyYou need physical energy to hustle. Your capacity for work is determined by how much energy you have. The more energy you have, the greater your potential for work.Some hustlers are born hard-wired with endless physical energy. They have what seems like an never-ending power supply that allows them go longer than almost anyone else. You’re lucky if you are one of them.Most hustlers have to be smarter and manage their energy. They have to focus on creating a system for creating and recovering physical energy. They manage their diet, their exercise, their sleep, and their stress. The strict discipline they apply to their lifestyle is an insurance policy they take to make certain they have the physical energy to produce.Non-hustlers lack energy. They move slow and accomplish little because they lack the physical energy necessary to do better.Mental and Emotional EnergyThere is another kind of energy you need if you are going to hustle (and if you are here, you are going to hustle, aren’t you?). That is emotional energy.It takes mental energy to think. Thinking well is the hardest work you will ever do. The very act of hustling presents you with hundreds of challenges, problems, obstacles, and roadblocks. Whatever your business is, you have to find a way to produce results when those results are difficult to produce. Mental energy is what allows you to find a way where there are no maps, no directions, and no clear path before you.You need emotional energy too. While you are building your dream, you are going to experience setbacks. There are going to be times when your world is turned upside down or when you go backwards. Your emotional energy is what allows you to move forward. Hustling requires that you manage your emotional state.The non-hustler lacks the mental and emotional energy necessary to hustle (even though they could develop it if they chose to).Energy is the currency of hustling, not money. Manage your physical, mental, and emotional states so you can manage your energy. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Another early exit as Novak Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open

first_imgNovak Djokovic, of Serbia, sits during a changeover during his match against Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. John (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI GARDENS, Florida — Novak Djokovic has had a rough couple of weeks on the court.The top-seeded Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Miami Open Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT He also made an early exit from Indian Wells earlier in the month.Djokovic was looking to win the 850th match of his career against Bautista Agut, but that achievement will have to take place at another tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“This kind of match I should not have lost,” Djokovic said. “I lost the momentum, I lost the rhythm in the second set. I gave him a little room to step in and he did. A little hope that he can come back, and he made a great comeback.“But fault is on me, for sure. I had way too many opportunities that I wasted.” Djokovic lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round at Indian Wells.Djokovic, the president of the ATP Player Council, has been a central figure in recent ATP off-court news.He was involved when the ATP Board of Directors decided this month not to renew the contract of ATP Executive Chairman Chris Kermode when it expires at the end of the year.Initially on Tuesday, Djokovic denied his recent losses were affected by his off-court activities within the game, but later admitted that it might have taken a toll.“Way too many things off the court,” Djokovic said. “I guess that affected me a little bit on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director Eric Bledsoe steals show as Bucks pull away from Rockets in key match up Earlier Tuesday, two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova learned that the man who stabbed her in an attack in her home in 2016 was sentenced eight years in prison by a court in the Czech Republic.“Yeah, I heard that, for sure, I heard that this morning,” she said. “I accepted the news. I’m happy for the news and I’m glad it’s over now.”Roger Federer’s scheduled fourth-round match against 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia, scheduled as the second match on the stadium court, was postponed until Wednesday because of a long rain delay.The match will now take place not before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.The tournament planned to complete the other three matches scheduled for Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I didn’t feel my best health-wise, as well, in Indian Wells and here. You know, still rusty, but, hey, look, you learn that’s life.”After racing through the first set against Bautista Agut in 33 minutes, Djokovic lost control of the match. He only took advantage of four of 13 break points presented, and had his own serve broken on three of seven break points he faced.“One, two, three sluggish games, and that’s what happened,” Djokovic added.Djokovic was leading 6-1, 4-5 when rain delayed play for 30 minutes. Returning to the court, Djokovic surrendered his serve on a second break point in the 12th game to lose the second set.The Serb recouped one service break in the third set, but he lost his serve again in the sixth game to fall behind 2-4.Djokovic holds a 7-3 record over Bautista Agut, but the Spaniard has now beaten him the past two times they’ve played.Bautista Agut defeated Djokovic in a three-set semifinal at the Qatar Open in January.Earlier in the day, defending champion John Isner advanced to the quarterfinals by securing a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) win over No. 19 seed Kyle Edmund.Isner, the seventh seed, has played five tiebreak sets in six sets played in his three-match wins to reach this year’s quarters.In a women’s quarterfinal match, Australia’s Asheigh Barty defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2. View commentslast_img read more

Severe Weather Alert Continued Until 5 P.M.

first_imgStory Highlights Duty ForecasterNational Meteorological CentreNorman Manley International AirportTel: 924-8055, 116 (severe weather hotline) The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today, as the area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica and its coastal waters.Satellite imagery and radar reports indicated that moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of central and western parishes, since this morning. These showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue today over most of the island. Flash flooding, is therefore possible, over low-lying and flood-prone areas.A decrease in the showers and thunderstorms is expected on Wednesday as the area of low pressure moves away from Jamaica.Fishers and other marine interests are urged to exercise caution as strong winds are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms particularly south and west of the island.The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation. The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today.center_img The area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica. Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms.last_img read more

AGP Unveils UltraShallow Draft LNG Carrier

first_imgzoom The Philippines-based infrastructure solutions provider AG&P (Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company) has launched its ultra-shallow draft 4000 – 8000m³ liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, capable of accessing rivers and shallow harbors with a draft of only two meters. In a first for the rapidly emerging small-scale LNG infrastructure industry in Southeast Asia, the LNGC will serve as a ‘work horse’ for near shore LNG deliveries to locations that have limited access including shallow rivers and restricted harbors with low water depth.AG&P said that the LNGC work horse has a hull design that reduces the waterline entrance angle and vessel resistance in waves. It can be ballasted in open water and does not need handling tugs.The vessel cargo capacity is scalable from 4000 – 8000m³ with flexibility to travel near shore or take on LNG cargo from a floating storage unit (FSU) anchored offshore.AG&P plans to finance and build the LNGC in 16 months at its manufacturing facility in the Philippines.last_img read more