On Friday night, Gov’t Mule continued their ongoing tour, heading down to New Orleans for a performance at Saenger Theatre, which coincides with the tail end of the Crescent City’s annual musical extravaganza, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. During the group’s two-set show, Gov’t Mule welcomed a number of guests to the stage to join them, as is the Jazz Fest way, including Smokey Greenwell, Marcus King, and Don Was.The group’s fiery and tease-heavy first set saw the band offer up a healthy mix of selections from their long-spanning catalog, including numbers off Gov’t Mule’s most recent album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go. The band led by Warren Haynes also pulled from the Allman Brothers Band catalog, given that Haynes was formerly a guitarist for the southern rock icons, including a take on “King Of Bird” halfway through the set.However, Gov’t Mule truly shined during the show’s second set, with the band paying tribute to musicians who passed away in 2017 as well as inviting all three of their guests out. The band opened with Soundgarden’s “Feel On Black Days”, as a means to honor the icon rock act’s frontman Chris Cornell, and followed it up with Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, a song by another hugely influential artist who passed aways last year.During “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, New Orleans-based harmonica player, Smokey Greenwell joined Gov’t Mule, hinting at the string of sit-ins that were yet to come in the night. With Greenwell still on stage, the quickly rising young guitarist and vocalist, Marcus King, came out to join Gov’t Mule and Greenwell for a take on Albert King’s “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home”. The special guests then departed from the stage, leaving Gov’t Mule to lay out renditions of “Millions Miles From Yesterday” and “Traveling Tune”, ahead of their next guest, Don Was, the well-known record producer, who replaced Jorgen Carlsson on bass for renditions of Van Morrison’s “He Ain’t Give You None” and the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha”.With Marcus King as an extended member of the Allman Brothers Band family along with Warren Haynes, after Gov’t Mule’s solo rendition of “Brighter Days”, King reemerged to help the band close the second set out with a take on the beloved classic “Whipping Post”. From there, the band, sans King, ended their night in full with an encore of Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground”.“Whipping Post” with Marcus King[Video: Brooke Nilson]Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Saenger Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 5/4/2018Set I: World Boss > Mr. High & Mighty, Lay Your Burden Down, Unring The Bell*, Kind Of Bird**, Thorns Of Life, Pressure Under Fire, Time To ConfessSet II: Fell On Black Days, You Don’t Know How It Feels+, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home+&, Million Miles From Yesterday, Traveling Tune, He Ain’t Give You None^ > Bertha^, Brighter Days > Whipping Post&Encore: Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground* with Get Up, Stand Up tease | ** with Happy Together tease | + with Smokey Greenwell | & with Marcus King | ^ Don Was replacing Jorgen Carlsson on bass
Star Files Sutton Foster There’s no business like show business, there’s no seat like the aisle seat, and there’s no day like Friday. And guess what? It’s finally Friday, ya’ll! So let’s revisit some of the weirdest, wackiest and WTF-iest things that happened on the Great White Way in the last few days. That’s right, it’s time for…the Lessons of the Week!Sutton & NPH Have the Same Taste in MenYep, these two Tony winners have something else in common—they’ve both smooched David Burtka. As we learned in this adorable #TBT photo, Sutton invited David to the Sadie Hawkins dance in high school and later spent the evening making up choreography to “Cold Hearted Snake.” Twenty years later, David married NPH. Hmm, we suddenly have a strange desire to bust out our old Brandy and Monica CD.Idina Menzel Has Blonde AmbitionIn the last year, Idina was manhandled by John Travolta, starred in the biggest movie ever, belted out the National Anthem at the Super Bowl and concluded her run in If/Then. So there’s nothing left to do but break out the bleach! We love the new look, Idina. But remember, supernova: no matter how famous you get, always remember your roots.The On the Town Dudes Are Actually NinjasTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves show off some pretty fancy footwork in the splashy musical On the Town—but you really haven’t lived until you’ve seen them fly high and defy gravity in these awesome exclusive shots. When you guys are done with this whole sailor thing, we think you’d make some really spectacular witches.Audra McDonald Auditions In Her SleepWhen you realize Audra’s about to appear in her twelfth Broadway show and a new movie musical, it’s easy to wonder what the hell you’ve been doing with your life. (Um, eating peanut butter cups?) She even auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber in her sleep! Wow, Audra, when you sing “The Music of the Night,” you really sing “The Music of the Night.”George Costanza’s Replacing George CostanzaSadly, Larry David is leaving the cast of his Broadway comedy Fish In the Dark—not that there’s anything wrong with that. The Seinfeld co-creator will be replaced by the guy who played the character based on him (got that?) in Seinfeld, Tony winner Jason Alexander. This is better than that time we were first in line for chocolate babka.David Burtka Has an Award-Winning PenisIt Shoulda Been You star David Burtka is more than just a pretty face—he’s an awesome dad, a chef and his junk is literally prize-winning. Yep, after “running around the stage with his thing flapping” in The Play About the Baby, he nabbed the 2001 Clarence Derwent Award. Or as he puts it more bluntly, “my penis won an award.” Geez, Burtka, no wonder Sutton and NPH can’t keep their hands off you! (Cue Brandy and Monica.)Darren Criss Is a Great Sandy DumbrowskiWe got chills! They’re multiplyin’! No, not because of that flu that’s going around. Because Hedwig and the Angry Inch star-to-be Darren Criss can lip sync to Laura Osnes singing “Hopelessly Devoted” on the Grease cast album like a boss. You better not be teasing us about this, Darren. We take our Grease movie casting polls very seriously.Wanna Be in Les Miz? Take Off Your ShoesHere’s an acting tip for all you aspiring Broadway stars out there: If at first you don’t succeed, try again in your socks. In her audition, new Les Miserables star Brennyn Lark was asked to sing “On My Own” eight times…but with no shoes. Why? She has no idea. Hey, sometimes when you’re in Les Miz, you gotta take it off.Lesli Margherita’s Wedding Had the ForceIt’s no secret Matilda star Queen Lesli Margherita has a serious Star Wars obsession, but we had no idea her wedding to husband Daniel Stafford came complete with Storm Troopers and a cake cut by a lightsaber. Strom Troopers and a lightsaber? How many galactic credits did that set her back? Just thinking about it gives us heart Palpatines.Groffsauce Might Bring His Butt Back to B’waySorry, guys—Looking has been canceled, so you’ll no longer be able to see Jonathan Groff (and his butt cheeks) on HBO. But there’s good news: The Hamilton king is free to return to Broadway! Yes! Get over here, Groff! Transfer with Hamilton! Star in Hedwig! Become a Broadway gypsy! Audition for ALW in your driveway! Flap around like David Burtka! Star in The Goat with Lea Michele…the goat! Idina Menzel View Comments
Orsted, Yara International link up in green ammonia development effort FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Orsted A/S, the world’s biggest developer of offshore wind farms, plans to use its latest Dutch installation to make green ammonia for use in fertilizer.The Danish utility will work with the fertilizer giant Yara International ASA to use wind power to create hydrogen and turn it into ammonia. The project could produce about 75,000 tons of green ammonia a year, cutting Yara’s carbon footprint.Green ammonia is seen as an option to store hydrogen or use it for industrial applications and transportation. Chemical fertilizers use ammonia, made up of nitrogen and hydrogen. The most common and cheapest way of making hydrogen today emits carbon dioxide.The proposed plant in the Netherlands would use 100 megawatts of electrolyzers — machines powered by electricity that separate the hydrogen atoms in water from the oxygen. Orsted is currently building a 752-megawatt wind farm off the Dutch coast that could provide the facility with green power.The green ammonia produced at the plant would be a small fraction of Yara’s demand, about 3% to 4% of the ammonia used at its factory in Sluiskil in the western Netherlands. But the scale would still make it one of the biggest green hydrogen facilities in the world.“Green ammonia today doesn’t exist. It’s a market that will need to be created,” Sammy Van Den Broeck, Yara’s vice president for climate neutrality, said in an interview. “This is a first step into the trajectory of climate neutrality.”[Will Mathis]More: Green ammonia for fertilizer planned by giant wind farm builder
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jets fan Kurt Paschke of Holbrook, seen in this video screen grab in a fight at MetLife Stadium, has been charged with assault.A Holbrook man and the woman he allegedly punched at a Jets game Sunday are among four charged with assault and disorderly conduct after a video of the brawl at MetLife Stadium went viral.New Jersey State Police announced Tuesday the charges against 38-year-old Kurt Paschke, 25-year-old Amanda MacDowell of Marlborough, Mass., 26-year-old Jaclyn Nugent and 28-year-old David James Sacco, both of Boston.The brawl came after the Jets beat the New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime.Paschke, a Jets fan who served prison time for criminally negligent homicide after stabbing a 17-year-old to death in 1992, has been widely quoted as saying he was acting in self defense when he punched Nugent, a Patriots fan.Paschke was seen in the video punching Nugent in the face after MacDowell and Nugent were seen kicking and punching Paschke in the body and head, police said. Sacco then allegedly punched Paschke in the face.All four will face the charges at East Rutherford Municipal Court. The Jets have issued a statement condemning the incident.
The main house has an open plan living space.The open-plan living and dining space has a cathedral ceiling and opens to the wraparound veranda.Upstairs there is a second lounge area and a master bedroom with ensuite, walk-in robe and balcony. The three other bedrooms on this level have built-in robes. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Outside, the veranda overlooks the fenced inground swimming pool. The original home is about 300m away from the main house and has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen. Two houses sit on the 9.27ha block.There is also a large dam on the property. The home is just down the road from the Beachmere townships with local supermarket, tavern, post office and doctor surgery. The property at 50 Bakers Flat Rd is on the market for $1.2 million. The property at 50 Bakers Flat Rd, Beachmere comes with two houses.THIS flexible property has two houses on a 9.27ha block with room for a home business. Raine and Horne Morayfield marketing agent John Owen said 50 Bakers Flat Rd, Beachmere would suit horse lovers, hobby farmers, truck drivers, dirt bike riders and big families. The relocated and renovated main house has five bedrooms, including a guest bedroom on the lower ground floor, with kitchenette and ensuite, that opens to a living area. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with timber accents, gas cooker, plenty of work space and an island bench. A veranda wraps around most of the main house.With some updating it could be a solid rental property. Mr Owen said the property was fully fenced for horses or cattle and came with a stable, arena and separate paddocks. “There is fully-working dog breeding facilities that the current owners enjoy a great income from,” he said. “There is also a hard stand area for multiple trucks and trailers as the property was previously used as an earthmoving business.”
But that does not mean the risk of a market shock has vanished, some experts say – quite the contrary.If the Fed continues to ‘taper’ as planned, the US will have ended its easing programme completely after the summer.At a recent press meeting in Amsterdam, Asoka Wöhrmann, co-CIO at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, said: “This autumn, the Americans will be all tapered out. Then the market will ask ‘what’s next?’“Quite possibly, the next step will be an interest rate rise. That would actually be the first ‘normal’ monetary action the Fed would take, but even so, it’s something the market is not accustomed to anymore, so this will once again trigger a panic reaction in the markets.”He added: “This will lead to a steepening of the front end of the curve and have a huge impact on the dollar. There will be a lot of volatility in the fall of 2014.”In addition, he expects an uncoupling of European Central Bank (ECB) and Fed strategies.“The ECB will have to step up its accommodative measures even as the Fed tapers its quantitative easing programme,” Wöhrmann said. He fully believes the ECB can and will take the necessary steps.“The credit crunch in Europe’s periphery will be the single most important hurdle to European growth in the next two years,” he said.“The ECB has no choice but to take action – it is crucial to revitalise small and mid caps in peripheral Europe.”The ECB has several means at its disposal other than ‘classic’ monetary easing, which would not work because of the divergence within the European Union between the periphery and the core countries.“The ECB might buy corporate bonds or further relax collateral – this will happen,” Wöhrmann said.“And if the euro should rise above $1.40, then the ECB will consider a negative overnight rate.”Wöhrmann sees the intended European banking union as a landmark step.“All the rest will follow,” he said.But Dominic Rossi, CIO at Fidelity, is not so sure.“I would add that the ECB is in the midst of a policy error,” he said.“They should be much more accommodative already. One clear sign of that is the euro – the currency needs to fall.“I take issue with the ECB failure to act. They could do more, they should do more, and they should do it now.”According to Rossi, “there is no guarantee that, in six months’ time, the ECB will not continue to make the same mistakes”.Wöhrmann is a bit milder in his judgment.“Because of the divergence within the monetary union, the ECB is in a very difficult position, indeed,” he said.“Conventional monetary policy will not work, as any accommodative measures aimed at aiding the periphery will anger the stronger core countries, particularly Germany.“Really, the ECB’s only option is to adopt a form of ‘QE light.”The ECB might leverage instruments including ABS, corporate bonds and covered bonds to revitalise small and mid-cap companies in the periphery.“The ECB must do more, and I have no doubt they will,” Wöhrmann said.“Europe cannot afford the social unrest that would surely result if they don’t.” Once the US Federal Reserve is all “tapered out”, the market will be asking what comes next, industry experts have warned.The Fed’s announcement last year that the time had come to phase out quantitative easing triggered a collective knee-jerk reaction in the markets.The panic has since subsided, and investors are getting used to the idea of ‘tapering’, as the Fed has dubbed the gradual withdrawal of its unprecedented accommodative measures.In a recent statement, Alan Brown, senior adviser at Schroders, said: “With each new round of tapering, the effect on the market further diminishes.”
It is very rare for an opposing team to leave the Kohl Center victorious. It’s even more rare for an opposing team to shoot a high percentage en route to a victory at the Kohl Center.But Wednesday night, the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils did just that on their way to a 80-70 victory over No. 2 Wisconsin as part of the Big Ten/ACC challenge.Duke’s sharp shooting lasted for all 40 minutes of the game, and no matter what the Badgers did defensively, there seemed to be no stopping any of the Duke players from getting the ball in the basket.In the first half, Duke shot an impressive 15-25 (60 percent) overall from the field and 5-9 (55.6 percent) from behind the arc. With that shooting performance, Duke headed into the locker room with a 35-32 advantage despite not shooting a single free throw for the entire first 20 minutes.“Our offensive efficiency was incredible tonight,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We had a lot of different lineups out there, but our kids were ready and they never backed down. They showed great composure.”Duke’s hot start was headed by their starting backcourt consisting of freshman guard Tyus Jones and senior guard Quinn Cook. The tandem combined for 16 points on 6-9 (66.7 percent) shooting from the field and 4-6 (66.7 percent) from three-point range.“We took good shots overall and we’ve stressed taking good shots,” Krzyzewski said. “We are very patient, and we had a couple run outs [to the basket].”After a team shoots as well as Duke did in the first half, it’s rare that kind of a shooting performance will carry into the second half.However, the Blue Devils not only continued to find the bottom of the net in the second half, but they were finding even more success shooting the ball than the team did in the first half.In the final 20 minutes, Duke shot a seemingly improbable 15-21 (71.4 percent) from the field and 2-3 (66.7 percent) from three-point territory. This brought its shooting totals for the game to 30-46 (65.2 percent) from the field overall and 7-12 (58.3 percent) from behind the arc.“We can only control what we can control,” senior guard Traevon Jackson said. “Some shots that they got, they were just too comfortable, and we have to do a better job of making adjustments on the fly. Credit to them though, they hit some really tough shots.”Once again, it was Jones that led the Duke charge to the final buzzer. He built on his eight-point first half with an even better 14-point second half.Jones started the half by scoring six of Duke’s first eight points, and from there, there was no stopping the freshman on his way to a 22-point performance behind 7-11 (63.6 percent) shooting.It was Jackson who found himself guarding Jones for most of the game, and no matter what he or the rest of the Badgers did defensively, there was no getting in Jones’s way.“Good players are going make plays in big moments like that, and [Jones] played a heck of a game,” Jackson said.Jackson did all he could to keep Wisconsin in the game, as he scored a career-high 25 points on 7-12 (58.3 percent) shooting with 17 of his 25 coming in the second half, but it seemed that for every shot Jackson made, Duke made one right back. It got to the point where Duke’s accuracy, in the end, was too much for the Badgers to overcome.It wasn’t as if Wisconsin was giving the Blue Devils easy looks, either. Badger defenders contested most of the shots Duke took and the players had to work for nearly each and every one of their looks at the basket.The ball just seemed to roll in Duke’s favor whenever one of those tough shots went up.“I would say they hit some tough shots, but they have good enough players where they can do that at times,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “To have as many do it in the same night, that’s just not fair.”On a night where Duke was shooting as if it was in the team’s own practice gym, it’s sometimes better to accept it for what it is rather than searching for excuses.The Blue Devils put on a shooting clinic in the Kohl Center, and there didn’t seem to be anything Ryan, Jackson or anyone else could do about it.“I don’t care what anybody says,” Ryan said. “They were lights out.”