Kendrick Lamar Didn’t Actually Ban Phones At His Shows, Just Professional Photos

first_imgOver the weekend, various reports emerged regarding Kendrick Lamar‘s new photo policy at his upcoming “The Championship Tour.” With cell phones and other mobile devices becoming more and more intertwined with all aspects of our lives at a dizzying rate, it was inevitable that entertainers and performers would eventually have to start taking a stand on their use at shows.Many artists have come out proactively against cell phone use during concerts. LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy is notorious for shutting down cell phone use at his shows, even posting official appeals to the crowd to keep their phones in their pockets. Jack White recently announced plans to effectively disable the audience’s ability to use their phones while still letting them hold onto their own devices with a new technology from tech company Yondr.After a comment from Lamar’s camp regarding photo policy at his shows, multiple outlets seemed to interpret this move as the Compton rapper aligning himself with Dave Chappelle, White, and various other artists who have put audiences’ phones on lockdown during performances.However, it seems now that the initial comment may have been misunderstood. As a rep from Lamar’s team told Pitchfork today, Kendrick does not, in fact, plan to ban phones at his shows. His audiences are free to Instagram and Snapchat and record to their hearts’ desires. Professional photographers, however, will not be allowed. Rather, Top Dawg Entertainment will dole out their own professional images to media outlets. Pitchfork notes that this has become an increasingly common practice among high-profile artists, including Beyoncé and The Killers, who choose to control the visual product from their shows by using their own hired photographers.So don’t fret: There will be plenty of blurry photos and shaky Snapchats of Kendrick’s “The Championship Tour”…Just not as many good ones.[H/T – Pitchfork]last_img read more

Former Raiders coach Del Rio talks Khalil Mack

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.) ALAMEDA — Former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has kept his thoughts to himself regarding the 2018 trade of defensive end Khalil Mack.Until Monday.Del Rio, who is still due two years on a three-year, $15 million contract extension that was signed before the 2017 season, appeared on the NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute” and conceded his former team got good value from the trade although it was tough for him to see …last_img

Boeing 787-9 certified

first_imgBoeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service allowing Air New Zealand the launch customer to take delivery.“Certification is the culmination of years of hard work and a rigorous flight-test program that started with the 787-9’s first flight last September,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “With this validation that the airplane is ready for commercial operations, Boeing along with our airline and leasing customers now look forward to introducing the newest member of the Dreamliner family to passengers around the world.”      The unveiling of the 787-9 The 787- is 6m longer than the 787-8 and can carry around 40 passengers more and fly 700km further.To earn certification for the 787-9, Boeing undertook a comprehensive test program with five aircraft and more than 1,500 hours of flight testing, plus ground and laboratory testing. Following the certification process, the FAA and EASA each granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate for the 787-9, certifying that the design complies with aviation regulations and is safe and reliable.Twenty-six customers around the world have ordered 413 787-9s, accounting for 40 percent of all 787 orders.In all Boeing has delivered 147 787s and total orders for all models including the recently launched even larger -10 sit at 1031.AirlineRatings will take part in the delivery of the first Air New Zealand 787-9 in July. Look out for our coverage.Suggested read: Air New Zealand Business Class reviewlast_img read more

DRDGold in R250m plant expansion

first_img15 February 2012South African gold miner DRDGold is to spend R250-million to expand its treatment plant in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg, a move that will enable the company to extract up to 20% more gold from the mine dumps that it re-treats.According to DRDGold CEO Niel Pretorius, the decision to proceed with the addition of a flotation and fine-grind circuit to the plant stems from the findings of about two years of in-house research and development (R&D), the purpose of which was to find a way to liberate more gold from the mine dumps.“It was discovered during R&D that gold trapped in high-pyrite material contained in the total feed to the Brakpan plant was not being liberated by the plant’s conventional carbon in leach process,” he told SouthAfrica.info this week.The Brakpan plant forms part of the company’s Ergo operation, which was established in 2007 as a joint venture between DRDGold and Mintails Limited to recover and treat surface tailings in the Elsburg Tailings Complex.Now wholly owned by DRDGold, Ergo has a network of surface rights that provide access to surface tailings deposited across the western, central and eastern Witwatersrand.More gold extracted, possible uranium recoveryThe company’s research also revealed that by putting the total feed to the plant through a flotation process, the high-pyrite material could be separated from the rest of the feed.The separated high-pyrite material would then be fine-ground through a separate milling process, and the gold it contained could be recovered.“So, the decision has been made to spend some R250-million to refurbish Ergo’s existing flotation plant to do the necessary flotation and to build a fine-grind milling circuit to fine-grind the high-pyrite material,” said Pretorius. “It is expected that the flotation [and] fine-grind process will liberate between 16-20% more gold.”He added that the fine-grind process has another potential benefit: by linking it to resin-in-pulp technology, it should be possible to recover uranium contained in the feed material at a fraction of the cost of building and operating a conventional uranium extraction plant.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

US Propane Stocks Rise

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest HOUSTON (DTN) — The Energy Information Administration on Wednesday reported U.S. inventories of propane/propylene increased about 2.9 million barrels (bbl) in the week ended June 7 to 71.1 million bbl, with stocks up more than 3 million bbl in Midwest PADD 2 while stocks in Gulf Coast PADD 3 declined.At 71.1 million bbl on June 7, domestic propane/propylene inventories were up 20.3 million bbl or 39.9% from the same time in 2018 and about 15% above the five-year average for the same time of year, EIA data shows.Gulf Coast PADD 3 propane/propylene inventories dropped about 700,000 bbl during the week profiled to 47.1 million bbl while Midwest PADD 2 stocks jumped 3.1 million bbl to 18 million bbl, EIA data shows.Versus the same time in 2018, Gulf Coast PADD 3 propane/propylene supplies are up 18.7 million bbl or 65.8% and Midwest PADD 2 stocks up 1.5 million bbl or 9.1%.East Coast PADD 1 propane/propylene inventories fell 100,000 bbl in the week to 3.5 million bbl, which was down 100,000 bbl or 2.8% versus the year-ago level.EIA data shows U.S. propane/propylene exports in the week ended June 7 at 1.012 million barrels per day (bpd), down from 1.075 million bpd in the week prior. Four-week average exports were at 1.153 million bpd compared with 863,000 bpd in the same period in 2018.U.S. propane/propylene imports were at 149,000 bpd during the week, up from 107,000 bpd in the week prior. Four-week average imports were at 125,000 bpd versus 106,000 bpd in the same period last year.Propane/propylene inventories in PADDs IV and V, which include the Rocky Mountain and West Coast regions, were at 2.4 million bbl in the week ended June 7, up 500,000 bbl from the week prior but flat versus the year-ago level.Agency data showed implied demand for propane/propylene at 906,000 bpd, which compared with 818,000 bpd in the week prior and 786,000 bpd in the same week last year. Four-week average implied demand was at 785,000 bpd versus 820,000 bpd in the same period last year.EIA reported refiner and blender net production of propane/propylene for the week ended June 7 at a new record-high 2.177 million bpd, an increase of 31,000 bpd from week prior and up 227,000 bpd or 11.8% above the year-ago level.(BM/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Video: Jim Kelly, Erin Kelly Go Nuts When Chad Kelly Throws TD vs. Memphis

first_imgJim Kelly cheering when Chad Kelly throws a touchdown on tv.jim kelly erin kelly chad kellyMost Ole Miss fans probably already know this – but former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is actually Chad Kelly’s uncle. It looks like he’s quite supportive of his nephew, too.Saturday, Erin Kelly, Jim’s daughter, posted a video of her family watching Ole Miss’ game against Memphis. They go crazy when Chad throws a touchdown to Damore’ea Stringfellow. Check it out:Ole Miss is on upset alert against a talented Tigers team, but the Rebels currently lead 14-0 early.last_img

The 11 Power 5 College Football Teams That Improved The Most Statistically In 2015

first_imgiowa midseason hype videoTwitter/@hawkeyeFBvideoVirtually every college football team makes changes from season to season. Players graduate, enroll, and transfer out and in, coaches take new jobs and rise through the ranks, and systems change all the time. In college football, you can have a team like TCU, which was a 4-8 club in 2013, find itself on the precipice of the College Football Playoff in 2014. While not every rise or fall is that drastic, the sport does lend itself to steep turnarounds. This year, Larry Fedora, Kirk Ferentz, and Bob Stoops all answered questions about their job statuses with remarkable runs, and all are positioned to go to top bowls, if not compete for national championship.These improvements bare themselves out on the stat sheets as well. When comparing the numbers from 2014 to 2015, it isn’t very shocking which teams have seen the biggest jumps this season.Using scoring offense and defense, we measured which power conference teams improved the most in total point differential from 2014 to 2015. Many of the top ten teams are among those that helped define the 2015 college football season. Next: Florida State >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12last_img read more

Containerships Unit Conducts Its 1st LNG Bunkering

first_imgThe first of four LNG-fueled container vessels, constructed for Finnish shipping company Containerships, undertook its initial LNG bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam on January 24.Around 240 metric tons of marine LNG was bunkered to M/S Containerships Nord, an amount that can take the vessel on a roundtrip from Rotterdam to St. Petersburg and back sailing through the Kiel canal twice, according to the company.The first bunkering was carried out at lay bay berth in a ship-to-ship operation from Shell’s bunker vessel, Cardissa. Containerships explained that, in the future, the bunkering operation would be carried out at a normal operational berth simultaneously with loading and discharging operations. This means that there would be no disadvantages in operative efficiency compared to traditional oil burning vessels.M/S Containerships Nord started sailing from China towards Europe in mid-December and reached the European waters after passing the Suez Canal after two and half weeks sailing. The company plans to deploy M/S Containerships Nord’s three sister vessels on the same route after their delivery later in 2019.These vessels have an endurance of 14 days with LNG, and they will be bunkered once per roundtrip during their regular service loop between Containerships’ core ports in the North and Baltic Seas. All the newbuilds will be bunkered by Shell bunker vessels, including the Cardissa, in Rotterdam.last_img read more

Prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs to drop under new

first_imgOTTAWA – A new agreement will see the prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand name equivalents.The price discounts are to start on April 1 and will more than triple the number of drugs that were discounted under the previous generics initiative.The drugs are collectively used by millions of Canadians to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression.Officials say patients will see the savings when they fill their prescriptions, whether it’s through a public drug plan, an employee plan or paying out of pocket.The initiative is expected to generate savings of up to $3 billion for public drug plans over five years.The agreement between the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance — which represents the provinces, territories and federal government — and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association was reached after discussions led by Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.“The generic drugs covered in this initiative are manufactured by multiple generic companies, helping to ensure a stable supply for Canadian patients,” the pCPA said Monday in a statement. “Pricing stability and predictability will also help to ensure that generic pharmaceutical manufacturers can continue to invest in bringing new cost-saving generic drugs to the Canadian market in the coming years.”The Canadian Pharmacists Association said the deal, while generating considerable savings for governments, will have a significant financial impact on the pharmacy industry.“We believe that this new pricing framework is an opportunity for governments to invest a portion of the anticipated savings back into frontline services that pharmacies offer to enhance patient care,” Justin Bates, CEO of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, said in a release.last_img read more