Carlos Santana Reveals Plans For World Tour

first_imgAfter an exciting Red Rocks announcement last month, Carlos  Santana has added an enormous World Tour to his plate in 2017. The 10-time Grammy Award-winner will hit the road this April with shows in Asia and Australia before continuing his residency at Las Vegas’s House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in March. The group will go on to tour the United States from June through August before returning to the previously-scheduled residency in Las Vegas. With nearly 20 national dates added to the schedule, there’s no sign of Santana slowing down any time soon.Don’t miss the legendary, Latin American rock music of Santana. Check out his expansive tour schedule, dating all the way out through November of this year.Carlos Santana recently reunited with his classic Santana lineup of Gregg Rolie (keys/lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar/vocals), and Michael Carabello (percussion) back on March 21st of 2016 at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Soon after, the 1971 lineup shared a new album Santana IV that combined all their signature elements in 16 spellbinding tracks. Check them out below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Tech-Sector Backlash Against U.S. Coal Bailout Plan

first_imgTech-Sector Backlash Against U.S. Coal Bailout Plan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:Selling custom nose rings, crocheted bunnies and hand-carved Santas is energy-intensive stuff.Just ask Etsy Inc., the go-to marketplace for crafts that doubled its electricity use in two years to feed power-sucking data centers that keep the $2.8 billion-a-year business running. It’s one of the many technology giants including Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google demanding cheaper — and cleaner — electricity as their data demands grow.This hunger for power has set Silicon Valley on a collision course with the Trump administration, which is working up a plan to keep coal plants afloat by raising electricity prices. As a rare source of demand growth, these tech firms have become formidable advocates for clean energy. They’ve contracted enough renewable energy to displace at least 12 coal generators, and some are paying millions to sever ties with utilities to find their own supply.Big Tech is no longer “afraid to throw around their weight or their ability to influence — some might say bully — their local utility or local governments in what they want to get,” said Lucas Beran, a senior research analyst on IHS Markit’s data center and cloud team.It’s easy to see why the companies have become such advocates. Power used by all the nation’s data centers is set to climb 4 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to an Energy Department report. Server farms now draw enough electricity to light up Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada, twice over. Etsy alone used 10,679 megawatt-hours last year — enough to supply 1,000 homes.While coal still accounts for about a third of U.S. electricity, it’s losing ground to cheaper natural gas, wind and solar. Hundreds of mines have shut in recent years, and President Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to revive them. His administration is now calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to enact a plan that would subsidize coal-fired power plants.This is part of a series looking at Trump’s plan to rescue coal. Read the last story here.In a letter last month, Etsy called on regulators to reject Trump’s plan, which it described as a barrier to “making creative entrepreneurship a path to economic security.” Separately, a group that includes Amazon and Microsoft Corp. said the administration is overlooking the potential of renewable power, grid technology and energy storage, warning that the proposal would create “burdensome out-of-market costs on consumers like our companies.”Their push for clean power extends well beyond Washington. Alphabet has called on utilities to create “buy-as-you-go” renewable energy programs. The demands of modern electricity consumers have outgrown the standard utility business model designed “for a bygone era,” it said in a white paper last year. The Mountain View, California-based company, which runs the world’s largest online search engine, has signed contracts to buy 2.6 gigawatts of renewable energy that it said will lead to $3.5 billion of investments.More: From Yarn Bunnies to Amazon, Tech Fights Trump Coal Planlast_img read more

Otuaro, Eguavoen Storm Peace & Unity Cup Finals

first_imgThe ongoing Comrade Sheriff Mulade Peace and Unity Cup has received a big boost as the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Kingsley Burutu Otuaro and a former Super Eagles skipper and Coach, Austin Eguavoen, have indicated their interest to be at the final event. The final is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 25th of November in Kokodiagbene town, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West local government area.Meanwhile a lot of talented players have been discovered in the two-week long championship.The organizer of the competition Comrade Mulade said, “This tournament is not just to bring peace and unity to the area but to help in discovering football talent who abound in the Ijaw and Itsekiri axis of the state.” He had earlier called on well-meaning Deltans to support this lofty idea which will be taken round other parts of the state in due course.Other dignitaries expected at the grand finale include; former NPA and Enyimba coach Godfrey Esu; Delta State Sports Commission Chairman and Chief Tonobok Okowa.Other personalities for the epoch finals include Pastor Fhilip Gbasin, Executive Director Projects, DESOEPADEC, Hon. (Barr.) Daniel O. Mayuku Member Representing Warri South-West Constituency, Delta State, the Member representing Ijaw ethnic Nationality, Chief Favour Izoukumo; former Super Eagles Playmaker Edema Fuludu, Mr. Harrison Jalla and Delta YSFON Chairman Kenneth Nwaomucha and a host of others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more