As part of their ongoing 50th-anniversary celebration, Led Zeppelin has announced a remastered reissue of The Song Remains the Same, the live soundtrack album for their 1976 concert film of the same name, which they recorded over three nights at Madison Square Garden in 1973. The reissue will be released on September 7th, marking the 50th anniversary of their first-ever gig on September 7, 1968, when they still went by The New Yardbirds.Notes Rolling Stone:Jimmy Page personally supervised the remastering of the album, which contains recordings from a three-night stint the band played at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the summer of 1973. The performances, which were featured in the 1976 movie of the same name, include a half-hour–long rendition of “Dazed and Confused” and an extended John Bonham drum solo during “Moby Dick.”The new The Song Remains the Same reissue will be available in various forms including CD, vinyl, digital, and via Blu-ray audio. In addition, notes Rolling Stone, “Page amended the vinyl edition’s track list to include several songs not on the original release and to put the entire performance of ‘Dazed and Confused’ on one side for the first time.”Just like Led Zeppelin’s previous reissues, they have also planned a loaded deluxe box set, which will feature The Song Remains The Same on both CD and vinyl, a DVD of the original concert film featuring the previously omitted performances, a surround-sound DVD with a photo gallery and high-def download card, a 28-page booklet featuring stills from the movie, an essay by noted journalist Cameron Crowe, and more.Buzz surrounding Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary began late last year when Jimmy Page noted in an interview that there would be “all manner of surprises” coming from the band’s camp to honor the milestone. Since then, the band has announced a number of celebratory releases, including Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, an illustrated book with 400 pages of “previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world”; a special yellow vinyl single (featuring “Rock And Roll” and “Friends”) for Record Store Day; and a full reissue of their live album How the West Was Won.For more information on this and the various other releases and reissues honoring Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary, head to the band’s website. [H/T Rolling Stone]
Chevron Shipping, a subsidiary of oil major Chevron, has reportedly chartered three anchor handling tug and supply (AHTS) vessels from Dutch shipping company Vroon.VesselsValue, a website providing values for shipping vessels, said that Chevron Shipping chartered the VOS Champion, VOS Ares, and VOS Atlanta.According to data from the website, all three vessels were chartered on December 21, 2017.The term deal for the vessels started on January 1, 2018, and it will end on December 31, 2019.The youngest of the three anchor handlers is the VOS Champion which was delivered to Vroon at the end of August 2016. The VOS Champion is a 65m AHTS vessel and one of six identical vessels ordered from the Fujian Southeast Shipyard by Vroon.The vessel has DP2 capabilities, 39 beds for crew and personnel, improved noise and vibration enhancements, 425m2 clear deck area and anchor-handling and towing winches of 1,500m x 64mm.The two other AHTS vessels were built in 2012 in the same shipyard as the VOS Champion. The VOS Ares and VOS Atlanta are both 59.25 meters long, 14.95 meters wide, and can accommodate 40 people.According to the latest AIS data, all three vessels are located in the Gulf of Thailand.Offshore Energy Today Staff
Do you want the perfect excuse to hear the elusive Corncrake in Donegal?Following on from the success of a series of Corncrake Tours which took place last year there will be a number of evening talks, and night-time excursions to hear this elusive and increasingly rare bird.Led by a local wildlife expert these events provide an excellent opportunity for people to learn more about the once common Corncrake whose distinctive call was for older generations the sound that heralded the coming of summer. The rapid decline of this bird over the past 50 years is an example of a wider disappearance across the plant and animal kingdoms of multiple species in Ireland. Our Emerald Isle is not an isolated case.The widely publicised UN report on biodiversity published in early May highlighted the disastrous decline of the wonderful wealth of flora and fauna across the globe.However, it does seem that there is a growing awareness of the repercussions of this grave situation upon humanity. The recent elections revealed a “Greenwave” sweeping over Europe and lapping Irish shores as people expressed their growing environmental concern at the ballot box.The Corncrake is emblematic of species decline and a worthy symbol of environmental action whose conservation might hold the key to a brighter greener future. Donegal along with the other main nesting area of west Mayo and Galway are the last two remaining Corncrake breeding ranges in Ireland, holding the last hope of the survival of this species here.The Corncrake is a Summer visitor arriving in April. It likes to stay hidden in long grasses, amongst tall weeds or in damp places. To attract a female the male will begin ‘calling’ occasionally during the day on and off again, but more regularly at dusk reaching a steady peak around midnight and continuing till dawn. This call is a loud repetitive grating sound of ‘krek krek’.This distinctive rasping call is often the only indication of the Corncrake’s presence. It is used by wildlife authorities to count their numbers. In September it heads off for the winter flying 10,000km to south-eastern Africa.The upcoming Corncrake events will provide a wonderful insight for those who wish to learn more about this amazing bird, alongside the chance of hearing the Corncrake’s peculiar mating call. Organised by The Glasshouses (natithegloine.com) in Cill Ulta, these Corncrake nights will take place in Falcarragh, beginning at 10pm on each of the following Saturdays; the 8th & 22nd June and the 6th & 20th July. Those interested in attending should call (074) 918 0994 or (086) 822 0404.If you see or hear a Corncrake please report it to the Corncrake Conservation Project; for Glemcolmcille to Falcarragh and the call John on (083) 132 2378 Islands / or / for Dunfanaghy to Inishowen call Andy on (085) 800 6635. Want to hear the rare sound of the Corncrake? was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CorncrakeFalcarraghtours
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SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM WHO DIED IN A SEMI ACCIDENT IN SIOUX CITY TUESDAY EVENING.POLICE SAY 54 YEAR OLD JOSEPH MCGUIRE OF MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA APPARENTLY SUFFERED A MEDICAL CONDITION WHILE DRIVING AND HIS SEMI THEN WAS INVOLVED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISION NEAR 11TH AND DUBUQUE STREET.MCGUIRE WAS TRANSPORTED TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.THE SPECIFIC CAUSE OF DEATH HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED AND IS PENDING EXAMINATION BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINER.
The central player in that turnaround story has been Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ star closer who for the early part of the season looked like anything but. Jansen made just five spring training appearances, slowed by a hamstring injury, and his early season numbers were the kind that might make Dodger fans wish he’d stayed on the DL. Since May 16, he’s been lights out: His 1.06 ERA is by four-tenths of a run the best in the game among relievers with at least as many innings.That improvement has probably helped drive a significant increase in the Dodgers’ success in one-run games after May 16 — 6-3, compared with 4-7 up to that date — which has helped bring L.A.’s actual winning percentage (.521) somewhat more in line with its higher-order winning percentages, which strip out the effects of sequencing and luck often manifested in bullpen meltdowns.In a sense, none of this is particularly surprising stuff. The Dodgers had a spate of injuries and underperformance early in the season that would sink most clubs, and they still managed to win nearly 40 percent of their games. Now that their bullpen has regained its elite status, their hitters have started hitting for power again (their 35 home runs so far in June are the most in baseball), and their starting pitchers have started to return to the rotation, the Dodgers look more like the club everyone expected them to be early on — and perhaps always were.Every good team has bad months, after all. Even the 104-win Dodgers of last season had a 25-game stretch in which they went 5-20, at one point losing 11 straight. It’s just that this year’s Dodger slump came at the beginning of the season, when nobody had banked wins to fall back on and every sportswriter in America was looking for a narrative to focus on. The simple and boring story here is probably that the Dodgers weren’t bad at the beginning of this year — they were just unlucky.It’s now almost July, and the Dodgers’ bad luck appears to be over. They’re heating up just in time for the official start of summer, and in no mood to concede a division title that’s been theirs since before Max Muncy was a glimmer in Dave Roberts’ eye. The early part of the season may have felt like going through hell for Dodgers, but they’ve played themselves out of it.Check out our latest MLB predictions. In retrospect, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on May 16 was probably the low point of their 2018 season. It was the Dodgers’ sixth consecutive defeat and their ninth in 10; it dropped their overall record to 16-26, then only the fourth-best in their division; and it brought their playoff odds to a season low of 22 percent.For a team that had won 473 regular-season games over the previous five seasons (the most in baseball during that period), came within a game of winning the World Series last year and was expected to waltz to a sixth consecutive division crown this year, the season’s ugly start was hard to understand or explain. After that loss to the Marlins, L.A. manager Dave Roberts could only reach for Winston Churchill. “When you’re going through hell,” he told the L.A. Times, “keep going.”Roberts and his team did exactly that. Beginning with a convincing 7-0 win the next day against the same Marlins club that had just beaten them in two straight, the Dodgers promptly rattled off a streak of 22 wins against just nine losses, through games played on June 20, and increased their playoff chances by 37 percentage points — an improvement bested only by the Seattle Mariners over that period.The team has improved its hitting since May 16, driving its overall weighted runs created plus (wRC+), a catchall offensive statistic, from 94 before that date — meaning the team was 6 percent below league average offensively, on the whole — to 117 since then. L.A. has benefited from a standout performance by the pleasantly alliterative Max Muncy, whose 13 home runs and 163 wRC+ on the season lead the team. It hasn’t hurt, either, that Joc Pederson seems to have recovered from an early season slump and is now contributing as expected.The starting pitching, meanwhile, has held serve, moving from a 3.37 mark in fielding-independent pitching (FIP)1FIP is a measure of pitching performance scaled to ERA that strips out the contributions of team defense. before their recent surge to 3.29 since it began. Even that small improvement was far from a given, of course, because injuries to an astonishing number of Dodger starting pitchers — at least five, depending on how you count it, including the best pitcher in the world in Clayton Kershaw — left the Los Angeles rotation to be held together by a combination of (Alex) Wood and duct tape.But the real heroes of L.A.’s recent surge — and, to be fair, also some of the key contributors to the team’s early season struggles — have been the men of the Los Angeles bullpen, who have curbed a worrying early season tendency toward allowing home runs, especially late in games, and collectively improved their FIP from 4.40 before the surge (26th in baseball) to 3.17 after it (sixth).
KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:14 PM Fire destroys classroom at Clover Flat Elementary School, no injuries reported Posted: April 30, 2018 BOULEVARD (KUSI) — A fire of unknown origin destroyed a classroom Monday at a primary school in the eastern San Diego County highlands, but nobody was hurt.The blaze at Clover Flat Elementary School in Boulevard erupted shortly before 3 p.m., according to Cal Fire.It took crews less than an hour to subdue the flames, which also damaged several outbuildings on the campus in the 39600 block of Old Highway 80, said Issac Sanchez, a fire captain with the state agency.The cause of the blaze was under investigation, he said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 30, 2018