Hipgnosis adds Metallica and Michael Buble rights as it launches share sale

first_img whatsapp “From Metallica’s most famous Black Album to Michael Buble’s Christmas, he has produced some of the biggest albums of all time that continue to be evergreen, year in and year out.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Hipgnosis has acquired the producer rights to four number one Michael Buble albums (Getty Images) Also Read: Hipgnosis adds Metallica and Michael Buble rights as it launches share sale Music royalties fund Hipgnosis has acquired the producer rights to a string of tracks by Metallica and Michael Buble as it announced a new share issue to help fund its non-stop buying spree. Hipgnosis has acquired the producer rights to four number one Michael Buble albums (Getty Images) Also Read: Hipgnosis adds Metallica and Michael Buble rights as it launches share sale Hipgnosis has acquired the producer rights to four number one Michael Buble albums (Getty Images) Also Read: Hipgnosis adds Metallica and Michael Buble rights as it launches share sale The catalogue comprises 43 songs in total, including Metallica’s self-titled album and four number one Michael Buble albums — Call Me Irresponsible, Crazy Love, Christmas and To Be Loved. In addition, the music fund said it will pay an interim dividend of 1.3p per share for the period from 1 October to 31 December. James Warrington Thursday 21 January 2021 11:21 am The acquisition is the latest in a flurry of catalogue purchases by Hipgnosis, which generates additional revenue by placing songs in films, TV shows and adverts. Show Comments ▼ “The breadth of Bob Rock’s enormous successes is almost impossible to match by any creator in the history of music,” said Hipgnosis boss Merck Mercuriadis. Hipgnosis has acquired the producer rights to four number one Michael Buble albums (Getty Images) Hipgnosis adds Metallica and Michael Buble rights as it launches share sale The FTSE 250 firm said it will place the ordinary shares at 121p, marking a 1.2 per cent discount on its closing price yesterday. whatsapp Hipgnosis said any new shares bought in the placing would not be eligible for the dividend payment. The company has already made five acquisitions this year, including rights to songs by Shakira, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham. Share It came as Hipgnosis today announced the launch of a fresh share sale to help fund its song buying spree. The London-listed firm has acquired 100 per cent of a catalogue of songs made by Canadian record producer and mixer Bob Rock. More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Eric McFadden Gets By With a Little Help From His Friends

first_imgUncategorizedEric McFadden Gets By With a Little Help From His FriendsJazz guitarist rocks his residency at The MintBy Matthew Duersten – January 18, 2013664ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItJanuary seems to be a potent month for musical residencies in L.A., from pianist John Beasley’s stint at The Blue Whale while saxophonist Azar Lawrence and guitarist Julian Coryell trade nights at Venice’s RG Club. In mid-city, the 43-year-old New York-born, L.A.-based guitarist Eric McFadden’s five night residency at The Mint continued this week with a loud and loose jam session featuring McFadden’s bluesy, Hendrixian hard rock. And a few friends.McFadden, speaking in a deep, Vin Dieselish croak, sporting a headful of dreads, and wearing a red Fishbone t-shirt that proclaimed, ‘fuck racism,’ led off the evening with a quick acoustic set that highlighted his nimble fingerpicking — think Doc Watson and Django Reinhardt after a coffee-drinking contest — particularly on the sped-up sea chantey “Sister Maggie.” Accompanied by the laconic, bearded artist Norton Wisdom, who improvised drippy gothic scenes on a lit canvas to the side of the stage, McFadden led Seth Ford-Young (currently bassist for buzzworthy hippieniks Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes) and A-list session drummer Curt Bisquera (played with everybody) through a set that varied from gypsy folk and punk-jazz to slowcore metal and surf-guitar exotica. (Highlights: a slow-burning cover of Bob Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee” and a mournful callout to the late songwriter Vic Chesnutt.) Then, like some rock-club diorama of The Last Waltz, came a parade of special guests that included bassist/vocalist Abby Travis, guitarist Nels Cline, and bassist Mike Watt.Cline and Watt, both of whom  are past collaborators with McFadden, were the honorable sensei of the evening. (“Yep, we drove all the way up from San Pedro,” joked McFadden, a nod to Watt’s old band The Minutemen.) Cline sat in on the frenetic “Tick Tock.” It’s “the first time we’ve played this song since we recorded it once like 40 years ago,” McFadden noted. Then both guitarists set to destroying the tune in a dueling facemelt that saw the other band members fall silent as Cline extracted abstract squiggles and dog-whistle shrieks from his Fender Jazzmaster. The band returned returned for a shrill, ’80s time capsule run at The Sounds’ “I Gave My Heart to Rock & Roll,” where Cline dutifully and hilariously spun out a letter-perfect MTV-era pastiche worthy of Journey or Night Ranger.Next came the garrulous, grinning Mike Watt, who knocked out a killer if shambolic coda of The Stooges “Fun House” and “TV Eye” as well as his own memorably titled “Piss Bottle Man” and The Minutemen warhorse “Jesus & Tequila.” The encore? A ten-minute sweat-out to Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain,” of course. TAGSEric McFaddenJazzL.A. CultureMike WattMusicMusical ResidencyNels ClineThe MintPrevious articleIsabel Marant’s L.A.Next articleVideo Village With Ask Chris: Keep The Batmobile In HollywoodMatthew Duersten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Hip-Hop and R&B Fest Coming to L.A. in December Has a Ridiculously Stacked LineupSong Catalogs Are Selling for Big Bucks, but Will the Trend End on a Bum Note?Coachella Sets a Date for Its 2022 Comebacklast_img read more

Morant Bay Mayor Urges Gov’t Agencies to Attend Monthly Council Meetings

first_imgRelatedMorant Bay Mayor Urges Gov’t Agencies to Attend Monthly Council Meetings RelatedMorant Bay Mayor Urges Gov’t Agencies to Attend Monthly Council Meetings Morant Bay Mayor Urges Gov’t Agencies to Attend Monthly Council Meetings UncategorizedJanuary 11, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail In an effort to encourage representatives of Government agencies to attend monthly meetings of the St. Thomas Parish Council, Mayor of Morant Bay, Hanif Brown, said he is considering videotaping them for cable television.Speaking at the Council meeting held on Thursday (January 8), Mayor Brown said the footage would be shown on cable television to highlight the work of the Council and its effect on community development. The names of agencies that did not attend the meeting would also be highlighted, he said.In light of the demand for improved services by citizens and plans for Councils to have autonomous status by September this year, the Mayor said it was critical for the agencies to attend the meetings so as to give updates on their activities in the parish, and to respond to questions from Councillors.Mayor Brown was responding to concerns raised by the newly appointed Secretary/Manager of the Council, Fay Neufvlle about the poor attendance of some officers at Council meetings.While not mentioning the delinquent agencies, the Mayor said that the Council would be sending out letters to those agencies whose representatives have not been attending meetings.“They serve the public and they must come, and until stringent actions are developed whereby Managers know that sanctions would be applied, it won’t get better,” he said.He said the Council would seek to find out what measures could be taken against officers for failure to attend the meetings.The Mayor noted that there were other meetings, including the Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Committee, the Physical Planning Committee and the Parish Disaster Mitigation Planning and Response Management committee meetings, which agency representatives were asked to attend, but the Council meeting was the most important one.The meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Council’s meeting room on the grounds of the St. Thomas Infirmary in Morant Bay.center_img RelatedMorant Bay Mayor Urges Gov’t Agencies to Attend Monthly Council Meetings Advertisementslast_img read more

Queensland’s first digital hospital reaches for STARS

first_imgQueensland’s first digital hospital reaches for STARS JOINT STATEMENTQueensland’s new 182-bed “digital ready” hospital, the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), is now treating patients in Brisbane.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath and Education Minister and Member for McConnel Grace Grace visited the new $340 million facility today for the important milestone.It’s the first building to be completed as part of the $1.1 billion Herston Quarter redevelopment.“STARS is set to become one of Australia’s largest rehabilitation facilities to treat patients requiring general and complex rehabilitation care,” the Premier said.“I was here at the beginning of construction in 2018 and to now see it completed and welcoming patients is just incredible.“Healthcare, including elective surgery, is now underway and this is set to reduce patient wait lists and increase access to specialist treatment for approximately 100,000 Queenslanders each year.”Minister D’Ath said patient care would be redefined by digital technology as well as the extensive range of new and enhanced specialist services at STARS.“As a digital hospital, clinicians will have access to patient medical information at their fingertips on computers and devices instead of paper files, freeing up their time to care for patients instead of doing paperwork,” Minister D’Ath said.“STARS will not just benefit people in the south east but the whole state and will mean an additional 14,000 gastroenterology procedures, 12,000 surgical procedures and 4,830 diagnostic procedures can be performed each year by creating extra capacity at RBWH and other public hospitals.“It’s also creating jobs, hundreds during construction which continued during COVID but almost 400 healthcare workers already employed and growing to 900 in the future when fully operational.”Minister Grace said STARS was an important milestone for the transformative $1.1 billion Herston Quarter redevelopment.“The procedure centre within STARS features seven operating theatres and three endoscopy suites plus a 28-bed surgical ward,” Ms Grace said.“Patients will be able to receive treatment for low complexity surgical procedures across a range of specialities including gastroenterology, general surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), ophthalmology, urology, and orthopaedics.“STARS is one of the largest tertiary specialist rehabilitation centres of its kind in the southern hemisphere with 100 beds dedicated to rehabilitation and geriatric services.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brisbane, building, education, gastroenterology, Government, health, health minister, healthcare, hospital, Minister, ophthalmology, Palaszczuk, patient care, QLD, Queensland, technology, treatmentlast_img read more

Students at Clarenville High to benefit from improved school infrastructure

first_imgStudents at Clarenville High to benefit from improved school infrastructure From: Infrastructure CanadaToday, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced funding for the replacement of the Town of Clarenville’s High Schoolroof.Both governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced funding for the replacement of the Town of Clarenville’s High Schoolroof.The roof replacement ensures students and staff have an safer experience in a modern and energy efficient facility. This improvement will also help to extend the lifespan of the building.The Government of Canada is investing $520,000 toward this project through COVID-19 Resiliency Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $130,000.Quotes“The Government of Canada is taking quick action to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, to stabilize our economy, and support communities across Canada. This project ensures students will have access to an improved educational facility,, and bring about energy efficient cost savings. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“It’s important that we allot funding to maintain our schools and public buildings to prevent higher maintenance cost and help extend the lifespan of the buildings. By replacing the roof at Clarenville High, students and staff will have access to a safer facility.”The Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure“Investing in school infrastructure is a priority for this government and will have a positive impact on the quality of education for students at Clarenville High. The safety of students and staff is paramount and the renovations that are taking place will ensure the school is a safe and modern place for our teachers to teach and our children to learn and thrive.”The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of EducationQuick factsThrough the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a COVID-19 Resilience Stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories.Under the COVID-19 Resilience Stream, the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects is 80 per cent in the provinces, and 100 per cent in the territories and for projects intended for Indigenous communities.To support smaller-scale projects, the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative is providing up to $31 million in existing federal funding to help communities adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years.Across Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Canada has invested more than $520 million in 667 infrastructure projects. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, Canada, children, covid-19, education, Government, health and safety, Indigenous, infrastructure, Minister, Osborne, pandemic, parliament, quality, resilience, studentslast_img read more

Cos’è Quello? The Aznom Palladium is a Ram pickup truck in an Italian disguise

first_img RELATED TAGSBMWSedanElectricElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesPreviewSustainabilityTechnology & InnovationElectric VehiclesEVsSustainabilitySustainable Design COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos In terms of the chassis design, the i4 comes standard with lift-related shock absorbers, rear air suspension, electromechanical steering with Servotronic function, integrated braking system, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and near-actuator wheel slip limitation. The
BMW i4 M50 adds adaptive M suspension with individually configured springs and shocks, specially designed anti-roll bars and an additional spring strut tower brace in the front end, along with variable sport steering, M Sport brakes and M light-alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter with mixed-size tires.The M model also comes with a sport boost function, that can be activated on demand by the driver is available whenever Sport mode is engaged and is used to tap the maximum output of both motors for quickest acceleration. The Sport Boost function increases the system’s combined drive power by 67 hp to its maximum of 536 hp for over 10 seconds. At the same time, combined torque is upped by 48 lbs.-ft to 586 lbs.-ft.FOR IN-DEPTH EV NEWS & ANALYSIS TUNE IN TO OUR PLUGGED-IN PODCASTThere is also a launch control function, standard on both models. Activating it allows the driver to accelerate with optimum traction with the accelerator pressed to the floor. Torque oscillations when stationary indicate that the drive system is ready for ‘launch’, at which point the full combined output is instantly made available.The i4 eDrive40 comes with standard 18-inch light-alloy wheels while 19-inch wheels are optional. The i4 M50 includes 19-inch M light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tires. Additional 19-inch and 20-inch wheels are optional.The M also gets specific design features. These include a front bumper with the signature U-shaped design of BMW M models; additional side air intakes to optimize brake cooling; the BMW kidney grille surround and the vertical trim around the air curtains come in Cerium Grey as do the exterior mirror caps and the inlays in the outer edges of the rear bumper, while the air breathers, the side sill trim strips and rear bumper trim are painted in high-gloss black. An optional M-specific spoiler on the tailgate rounds off the distinctive, performance-oriented appearance. 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RELATED The Rimac Nevera EV hypercar can nail 96 km/h from zero in under 2.0 seconds Here’s what we found out today about these silky, silent machines.The i4 eDrive40 is rear-wheel-drive EV with a power output of 335 horsepower and an estimated full-charge range up to 475 kilometres. The all-wheel-drive i4 M50, the first EV to wear the coveted M badge, boasts 536 ponies and an estimated range of 385 km.The gran coupes’ prodigious power comes from the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive technology, with the electric motor, power electronics and one-speed transmission all together in one housing. The new generation of lithium-ion batteries feature a maximum DC fast charging capacity of up to 200 kW and AC Level 2 charging of up to 11 kW. The battery packs are located in the floor, resulting in the i4’s centre of gravity being 33 mm (BMW i4 M50) and 53 mm (BMW i4 eDrive40) lower than on a 3 Series sedan.The high-voltage 83.9-kWh (81.5 kWh net) battery features four modules with 72 cells each and three 12-cell modules.The i4 comes standard with a Combined Charging Unit (CCU) that allows for a Level 2 zero to 100 per cent charge in less than eight hours, according to BMW. Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutes. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutesBMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The rear-wheel-drive 2022 i4 eDrive40 has 335 hp and an estimated range of 483 kilometres.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The battery and powertrain systems on theBMW i4.BMW As much as the i4’s exterior exudes BMW style and grace, the interior is possibly the best design feature of the entire vehicle. As with all BMWs, it’s a driver-focused cockpit with a very slim and low instrument panel. The real centrepiece is the all-new curved display, a frameless, single-piece glass surface angled towards the driver. The 12.3-inch information display and 14.9-inch control display merge into a single driver- focused unit.BMW went to great lengths during today’s reveal to note the sustainable aspect of not just the vehicles themselves, but the process in making them. These include commitments from all battery cell suppliers to only use electricity from renewable sources; the aluminum electric motor cases are manufactured from purely green energy; and only locally-generated hydroelectric power is used for the i4’s Munich production facility.And then there are the raw materials used in the vehicle, always a talking point in EV production. According to BMW, the high-voltage batteries contain less than 10 per cent cobalt content. and the BMW Group procures the required cobalt for its battery cell production itself and then makes it available to the battery cell suppliers. The lithium is also sourced under transparent conditions that are monitored by the BMW Group, coming from hard-rock deposits in Australia. BMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stable Xb_je464″>PlayBMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stablePlay2022 McLaren Artura | First Look | Driving.caPlay2021 Ford Explorer Timberline | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Honda Civic | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Hyundai Kona N | First Look | Driving.caPlayShanghai 2021 auto show sees raft of new EVsPlayAudi A6 e-tron | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Santa Cruz | First Look | Driving.caPlayFirst Look | 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS | DrivingPlay2021 Genesis GV70 | First Look | Driving.ca Rolls-Royce’s all-new ‘Silent Shadow’ model sure sounds electric The i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 are 2022 models that are expected to arrive in Canada early next year. No pricing has been released, and BMW Canada plans to open up pre-ordering on the ‘gran coupes’ next month. Trending Videos The electric motors are made without the use of rare earth materials, and the proportion of secondary aluminum used in the i4 helps to make manufacturing more sustainable. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

CU-Boulder Spider Payload on Space Station Becomes a Media Hit, Internet Music Video

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 24, 2008 A University of Colorado at Boulder payload of web-spinning spiders and wannabe butterflies delivered to the International Space Station by the space shuttle Endeavour Nov. 14 has generated a buzz among scientists, astronauts, the news media and has even spawned an Internet video set to the music of “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider.”The story began Nov. 14 when a payload containing two orb-weaving spiders and six butterfly larvae was launched to the space station by CU-Boulder’s BioServe Space Technologies. The project was designed to allow K-12 students to chart the behaviors of the creatures in the near-weightless environment of space and compare them with their earthbound counterparts.Colorado and Texas students have their own spiders and butterfly larvae in their classrooms and are playing along at home, so to speak, comparing the differences using video and images beamed from the space station back to Earth by NASA.The story literally “got some legs” following a news item in the Times of London Nov. 16 with a headline reading “NASA Loses Spider on the International Space Station.” The report wasn’t quite accurate — the astronauts knew both spiders were in the payload compartment — but could not see one of them because it was hidden from view.The spider activity grabbed the attention of the public, appearing in national wire stories, on the MSNBC news Web site and on the Examiner.com Web site headquartered in San Francisco with regional links to dozens of large U.S. cities. The Examiner site posted a video featuring “space” spiders spinning weightless webs as NASA scientists described the behaviors in low gravity and a child’s choir sings “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider.””Don’t forget about the butterflies,” said Stefanie Countryman, BioServe’s payload mission manager. The larvae — some anchored to the habitat, others free-floating — should enter the chrysalis, or pupa, stage by Thanksgiving, then emerge as full-fledged butterflies that hopefully will be flapping about in micro-gravity in about 10 days.For more information on the project go to bioedonline.org/space/index.cfm. To read the CU-Boulder news release on the effort, visit www.colorado.edu/news/r/60320032fb1eaf3b0e762b309bcea7b6.html. To watch the spider music video, go towww.examiner.com/x-504-Space-News-Examiner~y2008m11d20-The-itsybitsy-spider-gets-lost-on-the-space-station.last_img read more

Napa Valley Mira Winery’s Collectors Series

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWine Creek LLC Hires Sam Tesconi as Sales & Marketing AssociateNext articleAfternoon Brief, October 15 Press Release Email Home Industry News Releases Napa Valley Mira Winery’s Collectors SeriesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessNapa Valley Mira Winery’s Collectors SeriesBy Press Release – October 15, 2015 42 0 Pinterest Twitter Share AdvertisementUnveils Luxury Collectors Series With Release of 2012 Hyde Vineyard Cabernet FrancCharleston, S.C. (October 15, 2015) – Mira Winery announces the unveiling of its luxury Collectors Series by releasing its Cabernet Franc from acclaimed Hyde Vineyard.  Mira’s Collectors Series wines are 100% varietal, hand-crafted and produced from the best small blocks from internationally renowned Napa Valley growers Hyde and Schweizer Vineyards.  These limited production world class wines, representing the soul of Mira Winery, require longer aging in 100% French Oak Barrels, as well as in bottle, to allow their delicate nuances to fully express themselves. Intended for those who appreciate the impact that aging has on fine terroir, enjoy the Collectors Series upon release or allow the wines to age further in your cellar.“Our Cabernet Franc is the first in a series of wines that are truly reflective of Napa Valley and  defines who we are as a winery,” Mira winemaker Gustavo A. Gonzalez explains.  Having worked with the elite growers of Schweizer and Hyde Vineyards for years, the respect these growers have for Gonzalez and the wines he produces has provided him access to the best fruit portfolio in the Valley.The Collectors series Cabernet Franc has a 150 case production and can be purchased at https://store.miranapa.com/2012-mira-cabernet-franc-p190.aspx ($85/bottle). Purchases of the first vintage release will receive priority on subsequent vintage releases.With Schweizer’s location in the heart of the famous Stags Leap District, the smallest sub-appellation in the Napa Valley and noted for its distinctive soil composition and ability to produce top tier Cabernet Sauvignon, Mira’s Schweizer Cabernet is sure to become a sought-after classic.  With the Schweizer family’s history of ownership of this small 40-acre vineyard and the land’s 100+ history of grape growing, Schweizer Vineyard truly is the most famous vineyard you’ve never heard of, until now.  Though selling its grapes to a small number of well-known producers for years, Mira’s 2012 Schweizer Cabernet Sauvignon marks the first time the Schweizer family has permitted the designation of its vineyard on a producer’s label.Rounding out the Collectors Series with wines from Hyde Vineyard in the Carneros region makes for a portfolio for true wine collectors and represents a series of wines sure to be envied by the most discerning oenophile.  With Hyde’s acclaim as one of the top California vineyards, Mira Winery is honored to make more different wine varietals from Hyde fruit than any other producer.“Gustavo’s global winemaking experience brings a unique perspective and approach to Napa Valley that is reflected in the style and quality of our wines,” says Mira President Jim “Bear” Dyke, Jr. “We are renowned for our ocean aging experiment with 8 cases of our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon but it is the Collectors Series that truly defines who we are as a winery.”Mira’s Collectors Series includes the following wines:Schweizer Cabernet Sauvignon (150 cases produced; $990/6-pack)2012 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (644 cases produced; $90/bottle)2012 Cabernet Franc (150 cases produced; $85/bottle)2012 Petit Verdot (50 cases produced; $85/bottle)2013 Hyde Pinot Noir (250 cases produced; $75/bottle)2012 Hyde Syrah (584 cases produced; $45/bottle)2012 Hyde Chardonnay (275 cases produced; $65/bottle)With the 2012 Hyde Chardonnay released earlier this year and this release of the 2012 Cabernet Franc, the Collectors Series wines are going fast and may be sold out prior to official release.Prior to release, Collectors Series wines are available on a priority basis to wine club members at www.miranapa.com.About Mira WineryMira is the Latin root of miracle and our logo is the symbol for a good harvest. Each year we harvest by hand the best blocks from acclaimed vineyards in the most celebrated wine-producing region in the world – Napa Valley. Mira wines are hand-crafted, all natural, and a true expression of what the vines produce from year to year.  Aged to pure understated elegance, expressing the flavors and uniqueness of the specific vineyards each represents.  Ready to drink upon release and built for enjoyment after years in your cellar. Mira is defined by our roots, anchored in the lineage and longevity of the miracle that is Napa Valley. Mira is also rooted in the South, with our newly opened Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room, bringing a bit of Napa Valley to the culinary gem that is Charleston, South Carolina.More information about Mira Winery can be found at http://www.miranapa.com.Advertisement Linkedin TAGSMira Winery ReddItlast_img read more

Tele2 completes Russian deal with VTB

first_img Tags Home Tele2 completes Russian deal with VTB Despite a flurry of improved counter bids, Tele2 has completed the sale of its Russian business to VTB on the terms it agreed with the Russian state bank last week.VTB will pay $2.4 billion in cash for Tele2 Russia equity, and then take on the operator’s $1.15 billion in net debt.The deal went through after Russian regulators gave VTB approval to acquire the country’s fourth-largest mobile operator by subscribers.Mike Parton, Tele2 chairman, hailed the transaction as “an excellent result” for Tele2 shareholders.“Our cash investment in this business was SEK6 billion [$920 million],” he continued in a statement, “and this has generated a cash return of over SEK 27 billion, including the transaction, much of which has been returned to our shareholders.”Tele2 shareholders may well feel, however, they have missed out on a better investment return.MTS and VimpelCom, number one and three respectively in the Russian mobile market, mounted a rival bid after the VTB terms were revealed, slapping down a joint offer of up to $4.25 billion in cash.A1, an investment arm of Russia’s Alfa Group, also made an offer of between $3.6 billion and $4 billion in cash.The rival offers nonetheless appeared to be too late. Tele2 said it had already signed a ‘legally binding’ and ‘definitive agreement’ with VTB.Tele2, however, has the right to a share of half the net cash profits obtained by VTB if it sold any Tele2 Russia’s shares or assets during the 12 months after the transaction is closed. Tele2 eyes converged boost with Com Hem rebrand Author Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more A1AlfaMTSRussiaTele2VimpelComVTB Previous ArticleFacebook confirms Home launchNext ArticleTelecom Italia to discuss M&A options – report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 APR 2013 Tele2 set for exec team shake-up Related Russia fines Apple for apps market abuse Ken Wieland last_img read more

Art and Summer Collide in Bigfork

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Summer is the busiest season in the Bigfork Village, with the sun, water and events drawing people to its streets like a grizzly bear to ripe huckleberries. This weekend, the village presents one of its most popular and important festivals. The 34th annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts takes place Aug. 4 and Aug. 5, offering patrons over 150 booths featuring artisans and craft-makers, live music and the chance to help support the village’s promotional fund. According to Donna Lawson, who co-chairs the festival’s organizational committee with Gretchen Gates, all of the proceeds from the booth and application fees go back to the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce’s marketing fund. Last year’s festival garnered about $18,000 for advertising, Lawson said. Bruce Solberg of the chamber said it is a “very important festival” for the lakeside town.“It has been our entire advertising budget … to promote Bigfork for the following year,” Solberg said. With roughly 6,000 people packing the streets over both days of the art festival in previous years, it’s also a boon to the local businesses lining those streets. Last year, festival organizers decided to put the booths in the middle of the street instead of on the side, allowing better flow in and out of the business doors.It worked extremely well, both Lawson and Solberg said. Solberg credited Bigfork Fire Department Chief Wayne Loeffler with helping the festival maintain a high level of safety while still reconfiguring the stalls.Without him, the committee and the chamber would not have been able to make the more accessible pattern a reality, Solberg said. “The streets are just packed, both days,” Solberg said. “The new configuration that we have worked out so well for everybody.”Lawson said there would be a few changes in the festival this year. There will be food vendors as in previous years, but a new lineup brings some variety this summer.Patrons will also find that they recognize many of the artists and craftsmen in the booths, but they will also discover that 30 percent of the booths contain new goods this year. The booths will have local creations, as well as those from across the state and even across the United States.“We have vendors this year from Florida all the way to Washington,” Lawson said. “It’s pretty amazing.”And the presence of at least one Canadian vendor technically makes it an international festival, she said with a laugh. There is no entry fee to the festival, though there will be several nonprofits promoting their causes. The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation will be there selling tickets to its late-August workshop and concerts, Lawson said, and the Rotary Club of Bigfork will be selling tickets to its Aug. 11 Hoedown and a bike raffle.Performers from the Bigfork Children’s Theater will also be on hand to entertain patrons, and other live entertainment happens hourly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Even the clean-up phase is a little different this year, Lawson said, with the kids from the Youth Coalition, formerly known as LEAP, helping get the streets back to normal.Lawson said the Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork gave the program scholarship funds in exchange for the kids’ help, which benefits the festival organizers and gives the children a sense of responsibility for their community.last_img read more

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