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.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreLISTEN to this fun story on the radio, with The Good News Guru (GNN founder), or READ the FULL story below…This dedicated group of New Jersey high school students worked tirelessly for six months to bring a beloved sci-fi movie to life on their small stage—so, imagine their excitement when it suddenly brought Hollywood A-listers to their side. As the star of the original 1979 blockbuster, she of course was seated in the front row and—along with the rest of the 830 audience members—was visibly floored by the performance. She also happily autographed costumes and chatted with the players.Later, the troupe received one final surprise when representatives from the New York Conservatory of Dramatic arts offered each actor a $10,000 scholarship, and a $1,000 summer program scholarship to each cast and crew member. Teens at North Bergen High School put together a stage adaption of Ridley Scott’s blockbuster film Alien, and despite having only a $3,500 public school budget for set and costume design, their play was life-like, scary, and a huge success.With a production crew of 20 students and a cast of 9, the production was filled to the brim with nail-biting tension, show-stopping special effects, and a terrifying black extraterrestrial costume (made entirely out of found materials).WATCH: Pop Star Grieving His Own Loss Helps 83-Year-Old Widower Check Off Bucket List After Wife’s DeathAfter some of the frightened audience members uploaded clips of the performance to social media, the teens became internet famous and Hudson County residents begged them for an encore.When the students admitted they didn’t have enough money for a second performance, director Ridley Scott sent them $5,000 and said in a letter:MORE: Another Story of Keanu Kindness – Actor Delights Passengers After Plane Makes Emergency Landing“My hat comes off to all of your creativity, imagination and determination to produce such an ambitious show. Limitations often produce the best results because imagination and determination can surpass any shortfalls and determine the way forward — ALWAYS.”If that wasn’t enough to thrill the students, as the kids putting on that second showing of ‘Alien: The Play’ last week to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, who should show up to the sold out performance but Sigourney Weaver. Originally produced as a fundraiser to try to jumpstart a drama club at the school, the play’s success has undoubtedly made a huge difference.(WATCH the news coverage below)Be Sure And Share The Out-Of-This-Story With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
The two-year project has resulted in a full upgrade of the inner harbour berth, enabling larger vessels to call at the port. The project doubled the capacity of Berth 4 and has increased the throughput capacity of the port by 20 percent.While the berth has now officially opened, the next phase of the project will see investment in cargo handling infrastructure.Port of Townsville ceo, Ranee Crosby, said: “This latest investment is part of a programme of works to ensure international shipping lines have reliable and efficient berth access, giving our customers efficient infrastructure to handle their cargoes.”The next step will be a AUD27.3 million (USD20.9 million) investment into state-of-the-art cranes and cargo handling infrastructure at Berth 4, which will commence this year.”www.townsville-port.com.au
The EHP-50F from Narda Safety Test Solutions is a new FFT analyzer for measuring systems with a high dynamic range for low frequency electric and magnetic fields considering aspects of human safety. It covers the entire range from 1 Hz to 400 kHz that is relevant for sensory effects. It evaluates complex signal shapes in the time domain using the weighted peak method, which is specified in the latest standards such as the EMF Directive 2013/35/EU. The device provides automatic frequency evaluations complying with 2013/35/EU for all the specified action levels as well as with ICNIRP 2010 and ICNIRP 1998 (General Public and Occupational).The EHP-50F uses built-in three-axis probes to detect electric and magnetic fields isotropically (non-directionally). It is battery operated, making it suitable for standalone operation for up to 24 hours with internal data. It can be connected to the Narda NBM-550 HF measuring set, which acts as a control and display unit, by an optical cable, which does not affect the field being measured. This can also be used for connection to a PC for further valuation and documentation of the measurement results. The PC software is included in the package. The EHP-50F is now available in the market.
After Japan scored five points in a matter of 12 seconds at the end of the third quarter to cut Spain’s lead to 15 points, the partisan crowd at Yoyogi No. 2 Gymnasium went wild.Japan coach Kenji Yoshida dished out high-fives as his players returned for the two-minute interval. Only one thing was on Yoshida’s mind.“I told them, ‘Just keep the same flow and something might happen,’ ” he said.Something did happen — Spain’s best player single-handedly took over the game.“Japan fought hard for the first 30 minutes,” said Trias, referring to the first three quarters. “The rebounds made the difference.”Which was a nice way of putting it, considering what appeared on the stat sheet. Spain’s physical presence in the paint led to a 50-25 rebounding edge — 157-77 for the series.Yoshida’s team, which has implemented a run-and-gun style, could not ride any momentum because of Spain’s red-hot outside shooting.Japan shooting guard Takuya Kita hit an 18-footer in the first quarter to cut Spain’s lead to 10-9, the closest Japan got in the game.Spain led 45-34 at halftime.Bernardo Rodriguez led all scorers with 16 points for Spain, while teammate David Mesa posted a double-double, recording 13 points and collecting 10 boards.Kita had 15 points to lead Japan, followed by captain Satoru Furuta’s 11.Spain shot 61 percent from the field, compared to Japan’s dismal 37 percent. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Jordi Trias scored 10 points for Spain in a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter Sunday to put Japan’s national team away, as the hosts finished the three-game Kirin Cup Basketball 2002 with a 89-67 defeat.Trias, a 206-cm small forward, finished with 15 points and gathered nine rebounds. He was named Most Valuable Player of the series as the Spanish national team won all three of its games.
Photo © Eurosport Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett is counting the cost of yesterday’s stage of Paris-Nice in more ways than one.The Deceuninck Quickstep rider suffered a horrific crash in the closing metres of the 212 kilometre stage.He needed four stitches to close a wound on a finger but thankfully didn’t suffer any fractures after being forced into the barriers. The current Irish national champion was later fined 800 Swiss francs and docked 40 UCI points after he appeared to shoulder two riders in the usual jostling for sprint position in the closing stages.Today the riders face a flat but twisting 15 kilometre individual time trial.Bennett is due off the start-ramp at 1.54pm today.
Trae Patton/NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) — Rose McGowan — one of the most prominent voices speaking out against fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein — debuts her own reality show, Citizen Rose, Tuesday on E!The five-part documentary follows McGowan’s life in the wake of her rape accusations against Weinstein — accusations he denies — and as she readies her explosive memoir Brave, also coming out on Tuesday.In Citizen Jane, the 44-year-old former Charmed star promises to take us through “every scope of human emotion” because, as she explains, “I’m human.”“I like have dance parties in my bathroom I mean, with karaoke lighting,” she continues. “And then I’ll be crying five minutes earlier because I saw a tweet where someone you know, said, ‘You took a payout.’ And like, I did that to try and buy a billboard that said, ‘So and so is a rapist.’”Citizen Rose premieres Tuesday with a two-hour special event airing at 8 p.m. ET on E!Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related