Following the tragic death of longtime keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens two weeks ago, Jack White has recruited Queen of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita to fill the role. Fertita will assist the band on keyboard and piano for all of White’s forthcoming dates, beginning in Istanbul on November 7th.A statement from Third Man Records read:“Although it is impossible to replace Ikey, the incredibly talented Dean Fertita will be joining the band to play piano and keyboard for all of Jack’s currently announced tour dates.”White’s European tour runs through November 19, then resumes in Nashville in January, followed by a stint at Madison Square Garden on January 30.The two have previously collaborated on White’s other project the Dead Weather, of which Owens was also a member. Check out a Dead Weather Glastonbury performance below.
Chief Executive Magazine dropped Alaska’s ranking two places to #34 on their list of best places to do business. The survey asked 500 CEOs their opinions and measured migration, unemployment rates, and state government debt. Alaska’s key companies were listed as: GCI, Alaska Communications, and First National Bank Alaska. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s business-friendly reputation has taken a dip with low oil prices concerning the nation’s top CEOs. The CEO’s top concern was finding enough employees in the 49th state. Alaska has the lowest population density of any state in the union. They also cited low oil prices and the possibility of future taxes/tax increases as a concern. You can read the full report by clicking here.
Related News Indians closer Brad Hand, despite clean MRI, likely to miss key Twins series Yankees update injuries to Giancarlo Stanton, Gio Urshela, Luis Severino Yankees’ Mike Tauchman (calf) likely out for season, Aaron Boone says Severino was 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA and struck out 220 in 191 1/3 innings last year, his second straight All-Star season. In the offseason, he signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension.Per MLB.com, his return could set up a deep Yankees playoff rotation as he could join James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka and Domingo German.With 16 games to play, the Yankees (95-51) enter Thursday with an 8 1/2-game lead over the Rays in the American League East and are a half-game up on the AL West-leading Astros (95-52) for the best record in the league. Luis Severino finally will be making his season debut.The hard-throwing Yankees right-hander has recovered enough from an inflamed rotator cuff and subsequent lat strain that he is expected to make his first start of the year at home Tuesday against the Angels, MLB.com reported. Severino has been out since before the beginning of the season with the rotator cuff problem, then strained his lat during his rehab. The 25-year-old has been rehabbing in the minors, most recently with Double-A Trenton, where on Wednesday he pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and four runs (one earned) with four strikeouts.A two-time All-Star, Severino has been able to throw 97 mph fastballs, even breaking 98 mph twice during his recovery
Kagawa, who still has a year to run on his contract with the German champions and has stalled over signing an extension with the club, said he wanted to “think hard” before deciding where his future lay.“It was good that I was able to meet him in person and talk,” Kagawa told reporters on his return ahead of Japan’s friendly against Azerbaijan.Ferguson “had some good words,” the player added when asked by journalists at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport about the meeting, without disclosing what they discussed.The 23-year-old scored 17 goals this season in all competitions to help Dortmund secure a second consecutive Bundesliga title and win the domestic double for the first time in their 103-year history.He has made no secret of his desire to move to England with United tipped as front-runners to sign him.Ferguson watched Kagawa score in Dortmund’s 5-2 German Cup final win over Bayern Munich at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium Saturday.“I want to think hard before making my decision,” Kagawa said, adding that several other Premier League clubs have also expressed interest in him.“I want to choose a team where I can take on challenges,” he added.Dortmund are in a position to make a handsome profit by selling Kagawa, who cost the German club just 350,000 euros ($450,000) from Cerezo Osaka in 2010 but is now worth around 13 million euros.Kagawa thanked Dortmund for allowing him to grow as a player, and said he will miss the thunderous roar of home fans and said coach Jurgen Klopp has told him he will always be welcome at the club.Other big name clubs, including Chelsea, AC Milan and Arsenal have also been linked to Kagawa, media reports have said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000TOKYO, Japan, May 16 – Japan international Shinji Kagawa revealed Wednesday that he had met Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, as rumours swirl that the Borussia Dortmund star is eyeing a move to the Premier League.The midfielder said the Scot, one of football’s most successful managers, had “good words” to say about him during two hours of talks in Manchester this week.