All Blacks break record for successive wins as they beat the Wallabies

first_imgMonday Oct 24, 2016 All Blacks break record for successive wins as they beat the Wallabies The All Blacks have become the first top tier team to ever reach 18 successive Test victories, surpassing the record that they jointly held with the Springboks for many years. Their 37-10 win over the Wallabies in Eden Park puts them up there with the greatest of all time. The contest was evenly poised shortly after the break, but after a Wallabies try was denied by the TMO, momentum swung towards the home team, who powered to 22 unanswered points.Julian Savea kicked into gear, scoring two tries and providing another for Dane Coles after a thrilling passage of play that saw possession change hands a number of times.“They came out and gave it to us for 60 minutes of that game.. It was tough, it was real tough,” said halfback TJ Perenara after the match, himself a tryscorer from a charge down.“It was physical, they put us under the pump. They played fast, and then our bench came on and I thought they changed the game for us.”Coach Steve Hansen said that the record didn’t come easy, crediting their composure.“We’re very proud that we’ve got to 18, but we didn’t do it easy, we had to work hard for it. It took until that 60/65 minute mark until we actually got really on top.”Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore meanwhile identified a reason nobody can beat the All Blacks.“I think you take the fact that the game goes for 80 minutes, that’s the main thing. So, 50 (minutes) is not good enough to win here.“We’re past the stage of saying ‘we did this and that well’ when we come over here. We need to stick to our gameplan for 80 minutes, and it worked for 50, but it needs to work for 80 to win.”Highlights wrap below, and you can view extended (33 mins) highlights on page twoADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Static House / TWS & Partners

first_imgCopyAbout this officeTWS PartnersOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJakartaIndonesiaPublished on January 30, 2011Cite: “Static House / TWS & Partners” 30 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Year:  Area:  700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando GomulyaText description provided by the architects. Context and location The site is 600 square meter land area which located in medium dense, semi detached, without any physical and building typology from one and another. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe client came to us with a particular vision of garden house, which can maximize a correlation to outdoor space from within. From client’s brief of room program, come to quite huge area of 800 square meter, which should be located within limited site. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaArchitectural concept In respond to limited site, compare to huge program. we try to elaborate and combine two courtyard spaces, which arranged vertically and super impose each other. Save this picture!layout plan first floorFirst courtyard was put on raised ground floor, which can be act also as a transition and buffer area from public space in front and rear, semi public, living room. Second courtyard located on the second floor, which will be act as intermediate outdoor space from master bedroom and surrounding neighborhood. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaConsequently, the above layer of courtyard should be able to be penetrated by sunlight and natural air to give life to courtyard below. Save this picture!sections 02We decide to apply shallow reflecting pond within above courtyard and using glass as a base of it, to allow daylight penetrate the courtyard and room below. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe shadow of moving water during daytime from reflecting pond, give a sense of nature inside the foyer room below. We also craft few voids / holes within second layer courtyard to give an access to daylight and air to room below. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaSwimming pool was located on the first courtyard, ground floor, according to the requirement zoning, and in the same time, act a daylight reflector to this outdoor space. Save this picture!layout plan second floorThe material used in this building has a light and bright, earthy color scheme to achieve a sense of natural, contemplative and serene living environment. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaInterior concept Using a modern, simple and minimalistic style of furniture, we try to create a warm palette, combining with some ethnical and classic piece of decorative furniture and artwork. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe marble floor in the public living and dining room act as a background for white leather sofa, combine with ligne rosset standing lamp, and modern glass stainless steel coffee table. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe custom made, main entrance, wooden door was made by Kayun (wooden artist from Bali), designed with specific floral pattern, to reflect the courtyard inside. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaThe dining table also made from one piece natural finished wooden slab, juxtapose with antique, decorative antique chinese cabinet set in front of the khaki, wall paper finish, background.Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaProject gallerySee allShow lessT-Wall Housing / New World Design LLCArticlesLangfang Eco-Smart City / Woods Bagot + HOKArticles Share 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Static House / TWS & PartnersSave this projectSaveStatic House / TWS & Partners Houses CopyHouses•Jakarta, Indonesia Photographs “COPY” Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: TWS Partners Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya+ 51 Share Static House / TWS & Partnerslast_img read more

Caltech Mourns the Loss of Professor Bill Iwan (1935–2020)

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  People Caltech Mourns the Loss of Professor Bill Iwan (1935–2020) Courtesy of CALTECH Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 4:41 pm Top of the News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Wilfred “Bill” Iwan Emeritus. Photo courtesy CaltechWilfred D. (Bill) Iwan, professor of civil engineering, emeritus, and a Caltech alumnus, passed away on October 29. He was 85 years old.Iwan grew up in a working-class family in Altadena. He had an early passion for music, but his father, who had lived through tough times during the Great Depression and was concerned that music might not make for a solid career, encouraged Iwan to pursue engineering instead.His musical background did help launch his engineering education, though: at that time, in the 1950s, every candidate for admission to Caltech was interviewed by a faculty member. In a 2007 interview, Iwan recalled being “scared to death” when he went in for his interview; he immediately relaxed when he discovered he knew his interviewer from his church choir. Iwan went on to receive his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Caltech in 1957, 1958, and 1961, respectively.Iwan had not intended to pursue a career in academia. However, in 1961, he was offered an opportunity to teach at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with Colonel Archie Higdon (Iwan was a member of the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Caltech). Although he was initially skeptical, Caltech earthquake engineering pioneers Don Hudson (BS ’38, MS ’39, PhD ’42) and George Housner (MS ’34, PHD ’41) assured Iwan that Higdon was a leading expert on statistics and dynamics, and he accepted the job offer.At the time, Iwan was a second lieutenant, outranked by the majors and colonels whom he taught. “I managed the shoeshine box for everybody; that was the level I was at normally,” he recalled in the 2007 interview. In the classroom, though, he was king. “I enjoyed teaching and it was something I seemed to be fairly adapted towards, and so I decided, well, I would like to continue a teaching career—and research.”The Air Force offered Iwan two back-to-back, 10-year appointments at the Air Force Academy. Instead, Iwan accepted an offer from Caltech in 1964, and remained at the Institute for the rest of his career.Iwan’s research focused on fundamental areas of mechanics, including work to understand and characterize strong earthquake ground motion and the analysis and monitoring of the response of structural systems subjected to extreme events and loads. In the 1970s and ’80s, he was a core member of an engineering seismology dream team at Caltech that also included Housner and Hudson as well as Ron Scott, who studied soil mechanics; and Paul Jennings (MS ’60, PhD ’63), professor of civil engineering and applied mechanics, emeritus, who worked in structural mechanics.Iwan’s research achievements included the development of methods to represent complex nonlinear structures with simpler linear systems.“Think of a coat hanger,” Jennings says. “You bend it a little, and it springs back in an elastic response. Bend it a lot, and it goes plastic and kinks. Same thing happens with the steel girders supporting a building. Earthquakes can apply so much force on them that their response is no longer proportional to the amount that they deform. At that point, the system becomes nonlinear and is a much more difficult system to analyze.”Specifically, Iwan worked on a method called equivalent linearization: that is, if the nonlinearities in a system caused by stress are not too big, the system can be treated as a simple linear system, just one with different characteristics than it had before the stress was applied. “In essence, you can create a surrogate linear system that allows you to do reasonably expeditious calculations about the maximum deformation of buildings,” explains former student Pol Spanos (MS ’74, PhD ’76), now Lewis B. Ryon Professor in Mechanical & Civil Engineering at Rice University.“It allows you to stretch the tools you already have to describe these phenomena, which you otherwise couldn’t,” Jennings adds.Iwan also worked on the development of practical methods for earthquake-resistant design and the development of simplified methods for the analysis of seismic isolation systems for critical equipment. He also was involved in the development of public policy regarding disasters, proposing an earthquake early warning system for urban regions in 1979.His former graduate students describe Iwan as a natural-born mentor. “His smile is what I always remember. You couldn’t walk into Bill’s office without getting a huge smile. And he always asked how you were doing,” says former student Richard Miller (PhD ’76), who recently retired as the founding president of Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts and is now the Jerome C. Hunsaker Visiting Professor of Aerospace Systems at MIT. “He was born to be an applied mathematician—you couldn’t talk to him for more than five minutes without going to the blackboard to work something out.”Colleagues also remember being impressed by Iwan’s deep and quiet faith. “It was very personal and he was very discreet,” says former student Nicholas Jones, (MS, PhD ’86), now executive vice president and provost of Penn State University. “Everybody knew of his faith, but he was also somebody who was very respectful of other people’s beliefs or nonbeliefs, so it never got into that type of conversation unless he was invited there. He didn’t need to talk about it because he lived it so strongly; observing that told you about what you needed to know. His actions really spoke louder than any words could.”In his 2007 interview, Iwan noted that early in his career, “…I was looking for some sort of a guiding or driving principle for my life, and there was a Bible verse that I found. It was written by the Apostle Paul, and it was from Colossians, chapter three, verse 23. And it said, ‘Whatever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not unto men.’ I took that verse and made it my life’s reference point, and that’s really what has guided me ever since….”Miller recalls that Iwan often had a Bible sitting on his desk. “That doesn’t happen very often at Caltech,” Miller says. “He never mentioned anything about it. I think it was there because he was actually reading it occasionally, and that’s just where it would land.” Spanos remembers long discussions with Iwan about the etymology of words in the Bible of Greek origin.An understated but persistent strength characterized Iwan’s career, say colleagues, who remember a man who did not vie for awards or a spotlight, but rather kept himself focused on getting the job done. “He was very humble and driven by inquiry and a thirst for discovery,” Jones says. “He was an innovator.”“He was not a person who was artificial in any way,” says Miller. “Not a politician. He didn’t try to position himself for recognition. Academia isn’t about finding answers to problems we’ve already solved. It’s expeditionary learning. It takes a playful, optimistic attitude to make that work out, and Bill had that,” Miller says.Miller worked with Jones to invite Iwan’s former students back to campus for his retirement party in 2005. Those students, he says, were successful in an unusually wide array of career paths—including as presidents of universities, the CEO of a hospital, and as engineers in the financial sector and at Fortune 500 tech companies.Jones credits that success to Iwan and his ability to simplify and solve especially complicated problems by deconstructing them into their component parts, modeling the mechanics of the separate pieces, and then reassembling the modeled pieces into a complex whole that provides a big-picture perspective—a methodology he trained his students to use as well.Jones notes that this approach has helped him hundreds of times through his career, with everything from engineering problems to his current task of guiding Penn State through the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has made structural dynamics problems look like a cakewalk,” he says.That ability to break down complex systems also made Iwan a strong communicator of technical topics. “Bill was an extremely effective technical writer,” Spanos says. “I owe my own style of technical writing to Bill, and it has helped me in my duties as an editor of archival journals. He had this disarming simplicity in talking about all kinds of things.”Iwan also made a point of listening to his students, rather than simply doling out advice. Miller recalls that when he was first approached by the F. W. Olin Foundation in 1998 about the possibility of starting a new college from scratch, many of his confidantes urged him not to leap into the unknown. One colleague went so far as to write a five-page, single-spaced letter telling him why it was a terrible idea.“But then I talked to Bill, and he was not impressed with everyone else’s advice,” Miller says. “He said, ‘You need to look inward. Why are you so interested in this?’ It’s the same compass that always drove him. He believed that if you followed that compass, you’d succeed, eventually. He was 100 percent supportive of the whole thing. And when I made the decision to do it, I knew that if something went wrong, Bill would still be there for me.”Iwan battled cancer for much of the later part of his life, to the point that several of the attendees of the 2005 retirement party worried that it would also be a farewell party. “That was the last time that I cried even privately. I was so moved,” Spanos says. “At that time, we really thought that we were losing him. But he fought and lived to be 85 years old.”Even as he endured both cancer and the effects of the treatments that saved his life, Iwan never stopped working.“I think when so many other people would’ve thrown in the towel, he just went at it head on, thoughtfully, analytically, and very bravely,” Jones says. “He was able to extend in amazing ways a life that could’ve ended many years earlier. Even those of us who were his former students and knew him pretty well were just awestruck and inspired by the way in which he took on this personal challenge and wrestled it to the ground. Not alone, of course, accompanied by his wife and family, and also his deep faith.”Iwan served as the executive officer for Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science from 1980–86, and became professor emeritus in 2004. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999, and was a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which awarded him the Nathan M. Newmark Medal (1997), the William H. Wisely Award (2006), and the Theodore von Kármán Medal (2013). In 2002, the California Earthquake Safety Foundation awarded him the Alfred E. Alquist Medal “for his lifetime of service to the profession of structural engineering and its application to the safety of the people of California and the world.”He is survived is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Alta Iwan; his three sons William, Robert and Stephen; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.An abbreviated version of this obituary was originally published on November 2, 2020. Make a comment 70 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newscenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Family of Sergeant Michael Galvin says they have ‘no confidence’ in GSOC

first_img The family of Sergeant Michael Galvin, who died last week by suicide, says they’ve no confidence in the Garda Ombudsman.The father of three did not know he had been cleared of any wrongdoing by GSOC.The ombudsman was investigating the death of Sheena Stewart, who was struck by a taxi in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal on New Year’s Day.Sergeant Galvin said he had seen her on the footpath, but CCTV footage showed Ms Stewart on the road, beside the footpath.The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors wants an independent investigation into how such an anomaly could’ve resulted in a criminal investigation into their member.Solicitor Michael Hegarty says there was never any allegation of wrongdoing:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twittercenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – June 2, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAGSI heavily critical of GSOC following sergeant’s deathNext articleSepp Blatter to quit as FIFA president News Highland Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Family of Sergeant Michael Galvin says they have ‘no confidence’ in GSOClast_img read more

Police in Derry and Strabane warning ATM users to be vigilant

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – February 26, 2021 Facebook Police in Derry City and Strabane are warning ATM users to be vigilant following a report of suspicious activity in the city earlier this month.People are being advised that if they notice anything attached to an ATM which looks out of place, do not touch it, stop the transaction immediately and alert police as well as the bank.There are a few things you can do to protect your cash and details:• Be aware of your surroundings. If you are talking on a phone or wearing headphones you can’t take in what is going on around you;• Guard your personal identification number (PIN) carefully and be aware that any form of distraction or assistance while you are using an ATM could mean someone is trying to steal your dispensed money or card.• If someone tries to distract you and you feel unsure – cancel the ATM transaction.• Do not be complacent – a robbery can occur in crowded environments, not just deserted streets.Anyone who would like further advice or has information in relation to suspicious activity at ATMs can contact Police on the non-emergency number 101. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Police in Derry and Strabane warning ATM users to be vigilant Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleSeachtain na Gaeilge 2021 gets officially underway laterNext article2 additional Covid related deaths and 241 cases in North News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApplast_img read more

Rep. Jim Jordan denies knowing about alleged sex abuse at Ohio State

first_img Beau Lund July 3, 2018 /Sports News – National Rep. Jim Jordan denies knowing about alleged sex abuse at Ohio State Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Jim Jordan – the powerful Republican founder of the House Freedom Caucus, staunch Trump ally and dark horse candidate for speaker – is denying new claims that as an assistant wrestling coach at The Ohio State University in the late 1980s he failed to address alleged sexual abuse by a team physician.House Speaker Paul Ryan, through a spokesman, called the matter “serious.”“These are serious allegations and issues,” Doug Andres, spokesman for Ryan, told ABC News. “The university has rightfully initiated a full investigation into the matter. The speaker will await the findings of that inquiry.”A Ryan spokesman clarified that the “serious allegations” referred to include both “the molestation and the failure to report.”In April, the university announced an investigation into recently surfaced allegations against the former wrestling team physician, Dr. Richard Strauss, who served between the mid-1970s and late 1990s. Jordan was an assistant coach on the team from 1986 to 1994. Strauss died in 2005.Three former OSU wrestlers have now gone public with their stories, detailing alleged sexual molestation by Strauss during medical appointments to NBC News. One man said he directly reported the abuse to Jordan; all three said Jordan could not have been unaware of the inappropriate behavior.Jordan has consistently denied witnessing any cases of abuse or receiving any reports of misconduct from the student wrestlers.“Congressman Jordan never saw any abuse, never heard about any abuse, and never had any abuse reported to him during his time as a coach at Ohio State,” Jordan spokesman Ian Fury told ABC News in a statement.The university says its investigation includes “outreach to former student-athletes, coaches and others who may have been affected or may have had knowledge of these alleged incidents.” Fury says Jordan has not yet been contacted by investigators but will cooperate.“If what is alleged is true, the victims deserve a full investigation and justice,” Fury said.Jordan, who frequently talks about his roots as a wrestler prior to a career in politics, has kept close ties to the sport. He was a two-time national champion wrestler at the University of Wisconsin and a three-time All-American. His brother Jeff Jordan also wrestled at Wisconsin from 1983-86 and was a two-time All-American. Jordan’s sons also wrestled at Wisconsin – Ben from 2008-12, including as an All-American in 2012; Issac from 2012-17, a four-time All-American and current assistant wrestling coach at the University of Indiana.“Our efforts will continue to be focused on uncovering what may have happened during this era, what university leaders at the time may have known, and whether any response at the time was appropriate,” University spokesman Benjamin Johnson said last week, though he did not directly address Jordan’s role on the team. “Once the independent investigation has been completed, we will be in a position to consider what further action may be appropriate.”Investigators appointed by the Ohio attorney general say they have interviewed more than 150 former students and witnesses. They have amassed reports of alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss spanning 14 university sports programs and former patients in the student health services.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Edison to acquire 70% stake in wind energy firm E2i Energie Speciali

first_imgThe company has also signed an agreement with 2i Rete Gas for the sale of its Infrastrutture Distribuzione Gas Edison to buy wind business as part of its move towards energy transition. (Credit: Pixabay/Tumisu.) Italian energy company Edison announced that it has signed an agreement with F2i Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture to acquire 70% stake in wind energy group E2i Energie Speciali.The transaction will enable Edison to fully acquire E2i Energie Speciali, as it already owns 30% stake in it.E2i Energie Speciali has a portfolio of 38 wind farms with an installed capacity of over 700MW, with an additional 4 projects with 74MW and three small solar plants.The company operates in Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Molise, Piemonte, Puglia, Toscana, Sicilia Regions and generates nearly 1TWh of clean electricity per year, which can be used for powering up to 370,000 Italian households.Upon completion of the deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of this year, renewable assets controlled by Edison will reach a total installed capacity of more than 1GW.Edison CEO Nicola Monti said: “Edison has a leading role in the Italian energy transition. Through this transaction, we concretely demonstrate our commitment to renewables and our contribution to reach National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) targets.“I would like to express my warm thanks to our partner F2i: today we are one of the most relevant wind operators in Italy thanks to many challenges we’ve faced together since 2014.”Edison has also signed an agreement with 2i Rete Gas for the sale of 100% of Infrastrutture Distribuzione Gas (IDG). 2i Rete Gas is a company participated by the investment funds managed by F2i, Ardian and APG .IDG manages the grids and plants for the gas distribution in 58 Municipalities of Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Lombardia and Veneto Regions.The two transactions are part of Edison’s strategy to increase the renewable generation to 40% of the production mix by 2030.In December 2019, the company announced plans to build 760MW natural gas-powered thermoelectric power plant in Presenzano in the province of Caserta, with an investment of €370m ($408m).last_img read more

Costa Coffee to “recharge” its sites

first_imgCosta Coffee, the Whitbread-owned chain, is to categorise its stores into two segments to make them more in tune with their local environment.According to Marketing Week, the c.1,300 chain is to use EPoS data and loyalty scheme data to split the store between “recharge” and “retune” categories to suit consumers’ needs. The chain is also reportedly trialling “greeters” in around 15 of its busier sites, as it looks to enhance the customer experience.>> Costa LFL sales up 9.7%last_img read more

Members Of Greensky Bluegrass Kick Off Phoffman/Beck Quartet Colorado Run In Boulder [Photos]

first_imgSet One: The Four, Dust in a Baggie, Burn Themseeds, Fixin’ to Ruin, Meet Me at the Creek (1), Nine Days, Johnnie B Goode, Breaking Thru, Tinfoil & TurmoilSet 2: Takin’ A Slow Train, In Control, Broke Mountain Breakdown 》That’s How Strong My Love Is, A Letter to Seymour, I’d Probably Kill You, Red Rocking Chair (2), Windshield, Don’t Lie (3)(4) 》Them Changes 》Don’t LieEncore: Two Hands (5)(6)(7), Sittin” On Top of the World (6)(1) “Tweezer Reprise” jam, (2) “Purple Haze” tease, (3) “Tinfoil & Turmoil” tease, (4) “Foxy Lady” tease, (5) Single Mic, (6) With Lindsay Lou, Joshua Rilko and Mark Lavengood, (7) “Them Changes” tease Following their headlining performance at Winter Wondergrass Tahoe this past weekend, mandolinist Paul Hoffman and dobro player Anders Beck have set aside some time to focus on a special side project dubbed the Phoffman/Beck Quartet before resuming their extensive touring schedule with Greensky Bluegrass. For the quartet, the duo has also tapped guitarist Billy Strings and bassist Samson Grisman, with the stacked ensemble commencing their four-night Colorado run yesterday at the Fox Theatre in Boulder.Last night’s show in Boulder was a fiery way to start the PHAB Four’s run, setting the bar high with the quartet shredding through a Greensky-heavy setlist chock full of fun teases. The four musicians are all accomplished in their own right, but together they were a powerful force. Seeing that level of high-caliber musicianship is always a pleasure to watch, with the crowd enraptured as they handily tossed solos between them and built songs to a frenzy.While many Greensky songs were featured throughout the night, mostly from If Sorrow Swims, Handguns, and Greensky’s latest album, Shouted, Written Down, and Quoted, the setlist by no means was constrained, with some of the highlights of the evening being the group tackling “Johnny B. Goode” as a tribute to Chuck Berry and sandwiching “Them Changes” within “Don’t Lie.” Perhaps one of the most exciting moments of the night was a “Tweeprise” tease during “Meet Me at the Creek,” which had phans in the audience freaking out for Phish. Billy Strings won many fans last night as well, both with his agile guitar stylings and a newer song of his, “Tinfoil & Turmoil,” which ended the first set and was teased during the second.The feeling of the night was jovial, with all the musicians in high spirits, joking around with one another in between songs and clearly glad to kick off the Quartet’s mini-tour. The audience was clearly loving it as well, with the crowd singing along to songs and filling the Fox with a general sense of camaraderie. Toward the end of the second set, Paul Hoffman admitted to having a cold, which was somewhat of a shock considering his consistently powerful vocals throughout the evening. For “Windshield,” he asked fans to help out with the chorus of the Greensky tune, and fans enthusiastically obliged, serving as a perfect way to begin to wrap up the evening. The show ended with a two-song encore, during which Lindsay Lou, Joshua Rilko and Mark Lavengood of opening act, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, joined the Quartet on stage as a communal way to send off the audience.The ensemble will continue on to Fort Collins tonight for a performance at the Aggie Theatre before heading westward tomorrow, where they’ll spend their Friday night with a sold-out show at Frisco’s Barkley Ballroom with Coral Creek. To wrap up their Colorado run, the Phoffman/Beck Quartet will hit Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom with Grant Farm. You can check out a gallery from the Quartet’s show at the Fox last night, courtesy of photographer C. B. Klein, as well as a full setlist from last night’s show, courtesy of Lucas White from Camp Greensky.Setlist: Phoffman / Beck Quartet with Billy Strings and Samson Grisman| Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 4/5/2017 Load remaining imageslast_img read more

It Looks Like Jamiroquai Will Be Playing San Fran’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium This Spring

first_imgAbout a year ago in the middle of January 2017, Jamiroquai announced their triumphant return after years outside the spotlight. In March of last year, the group released Automaton, a follow up to 2010’s Rock Dust Light Star marking the band’s eighth studio album. To complement their new album, Jamiroquai embarked on a global tour in 2017, hitting Tokyo and Seoul in addition to major cities across Europe. However, North American cities were conspicuously left off of Jamiroquai’s 2017 come-back tour, leading many to hope that 2018 will see the group hitting the U.S.—marking the first time the group has performed in the United States since November of 2005.After Coachella announced that Jamiroquai would perform at the 2018 edition of the California music festival, rumors of more North American tour dates have begun to grow, and it seems that promoters on the West Coast, as well as band members themselves, are heavily hinting that the rumors are true. As noted by the fan site,, one of Jamiroquai’s backup singers, Valerie Tienne, posted on Instagram that around the Coachella performance, she’d be “playing ‘up the road’ in San Francisco on 17th April” in addition to mentioning talk of an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.Furthermore, after dropping their new music video for “Nights Out In The Jungle”, Jamiroquai updated the landing page on their official website to read: “So, it’s a new year, with new gigs to play, including a handful of live dates in America, starting with the legendary Coachella Festival which is now sold out unfortunately but please check back for more US dates to come!”Yesterday, the giant West Coast promoter, Another Planet Entertainment, posted a picture of the Jamiroquai silhouette juxtaposed over a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. Continuing to build the hype up, today, Another Planet further built up the hype around a Bay Area show, posting another picture of the silhouette, this time in front of a row of iconic San Francisco homes. Riffing off this, the official Jamiroquai Instagram account re-posted Another Planet’s original image, additionally tagging the Bill Graham Civic Center in the photo. While we’re eagerly waiting for the official confirmation, it seems pretty clear that we can expect an announcement any day now that Jamiroquai will be headed to the Bill Graham Civic Center this Spring, and we hope that they’ll drop a bunch more tour dates when they do.[H/T Bee Getz]last_img read more