Speaking to the Washington Post extensively, Dave Grohl made some interesting comments about the new Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck. (Watch the trailer here). The former Nirvana drummer says he’s “terrified” to watch the film, and has only seen about 10 minutes of it.Elaborating, he says, “All the footage of him as a child, I think that might make me sad, and then the dark stuff at the end I think would bum me out.” He admits that his wife put the documentary on, but Grohl went to bed after watching about 10 minutes.The interview was mainly centered around the Foo Fighters, including their upcoming 20th anniversary performance at RFK Stadium on July 4th. The date comes just weeks after Grohl broke his leg in Sweden, forcing the band to cancel their headlining performance at Glastonbury. Grohl and the band did confirm that their US dates will remain as scheduled.Foo Fighters To Return To The Stage With Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr & Trombone Shorty We’re certainly excited to see Grohl & co. back in action![Via Washington Post]
SBM Offshore informed that the FPSO Cidade de Saquarema is formally on hire after achieving first oil.The FPSO is installed in the Lula field (BM-S-11 contract) in the pre-salt province offshore Brazil.It will operate under a 20-year charter with Tupi BV as well as an operations contract with the BM-S-11 consortium.The BM-S-11 block is under concession to a consortium comprised of Petrobras (65%), BG E&P Brasil Ltda – a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary (25%) and Petrogal Brasil S.A. (10%).The FPSO is owned and operated by a joint venture owned by affiliated companies of SBM Offshore, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, and Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A.
Crown courts could face a glut of appeals in response to the speed at which defendants were dealt with last week, when some magistrates’ courts worked through the night to process defendants. Criminal defence lawyers told the Gazette that the swift dispatch with which cases were heard – and what they claimed was a ‘disproportionate’ approach to sentencing – would prove fertile ground for appeals. Earlier this week, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) revealed it had advised lay magistrates to consider if cases should be sent to the Crown court, where tougher sentences may be imposed. Julian Young, senior partner at London firm Julian Young & Co, said: ‘Defence solicitors were given insufficient time to prepare because speed and expediency took precedence over justice, and defendants were bounced into guilty or not-guilty pleas in the middle of the night. ‘The Crown courts will be gummed up with appeals.’ He added that the appeals would add to legal aid costs. Joseph Wright, criminal defence solicitor at London firm Hodge Jones & Allen, said: ‘Just two out of the eight clients I saw overnight were granted bail. The feeling was that a different sentencing approach had been mandated, with people of previous good character, with jobs and children, being refused bail. ‘The punishments are disproportionate and raise the spectre of appeal after appeal going through the Crown court.’ Ian Kelcey, chair of the Law Society’s criminal law committee, said that there ‘is a distinct feeling that speed of process has been more important than assuring justice’. He said this was ‘fertile ground’ for appeals. In London, the City of Westminster, Camberwell Green and Highbury Corner magistrates’ courts worked through the night to process defendants, with similar arrangements in Manchester and Solihull. Some newspapers have reported a harsh attitude to sentencing by magistrates, with one student sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for stealing water worth £3.50. However, other reports have suggested sentences have been too lenient. The Ministry of Justice said it had not given any guidance on sentencing to magistrates dealing with rioters. However, HMCTS said it had advised magistrates in London to consider whether their powers of punishment, which are limited to six months’ imprisonment, are sufficient in dealing with some cases arising from the recent disorder, or whether cases should be transferred to the Crown court. The Crown Prosecution Service insisted justice had not been compromised, adding that ‘the public wanted to see order restored and cases coming to court’. See News Focus. The Law Society has launched a telephone helpline to direct small independent shopkeepers and others who were victims of rioting towards pro bono legal advice. Solicitors seeking to take part should contact [email protected] read more
Carrolton, Ga. – The University of West Florida men’s basketball team fell to the University of West Georgia 83-89 in a Gulf South Conference match-up Saturday night. West Florida was led by senior Nate Johnson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) who set a new career high in points with 32 on 13-for-23 shooting. Johnson sets his new high after he eclipsed his previous career high of 28, which came on Dec. 22, 2013 against Central Washington.The Argonauts drop their fifth of their last six conference games and fall to 3-11 (2-6 GSC) on the season while the Wolves improve to 11-6 (4-5 GSC).It was a tale of two halves for the Argos after they went 17-for-30 (56.7%) during the first half and entered halftime with a 44-41 lead. West Florida looked sluggish when they came out of the break, and in the first seven minutes of the second half, UWG went on an 18-2 run to take a double digit lead.UWF never recovered from the Wolves’ long run and would eventually fall in the conference match-up 83-89. Other than Johnson, sophomore Mario Stramaglia (Birmingham, Ala.) was the only other Argo to score double digits when he posted 14 points, including four from beyond the arc. Johnson’s stat line also included eight rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Leading the Argos in rebounding was freshman Deangelo Legrier (Orlando, Fla.) after he grabbed 11 and also posted nine points.The Argos will return home next weekend when they face conference opponents Christian Brothers Thursday, Jan. 23 and Valdosta State Saturday, Jan. 25.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Newspaper Box ScoreWest Florida vs West Georgia01/18/14 4:00 at Carrollton, GA (The Coliseum)At Carrollton, GA (The Coliseum)WEST GEORGIA 89, WEST FLORIDA 83WEST FLORIDA (3-11, 2-6 GSC)Nate Johnson 13-23 4-7 32; Mario Stramaglia 4-8 2-5 14; Deangelo Legrier 4-71-3 9; Ellis Young 3-4 3-3 9; Sean Voss 3-5 1-3 7; Terrence Townes 3-10 0-07; Jonathon Gac 1-1 3-7 5; Kent Langham 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 31-60 14-28 83.WEST GEORGIA (11-6, 4-5 GSC)Deonta Stocks 8-14 6-11 23; Phillip Flowers 4-13 5-6 13; Ryan Godfrey 3-93-4 10; Zach Taulien 3-6 1-2 9; Joseph Harrell 4-5 1-2 9; Emory Bernard 4-60-0 8; Taylor Cochran 2-3 3-4 7; Sean Boston 1-3 4-4 6; Deontre Brown 2-30-0 4; Thomas Higginbothm 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-62 23-33 89.West Florida……………… 44 39 – 83West Georgia……………… 41 48 – 893-point goals–West Florida 7-15 (Mario Stramaglia 4-8; Nate Johnson 2-3;Terrence Townes 1-2; Kent Langham 0-2), West Georgia 4-16 (Zach Taulien 2-4;Ryan Godfrey 1-5; Deonta Stocks 1-3; Phillip Flowers 0-4). Fouled out–WestFlorida-None, West Georgia-Emory Bernard. Rebounds–West Florida 40(Deangelo Legrier 11), West Georgia 32 (Phillip Flowers 9). Assists–WestFlorida 18 (Nate Johnson 5), West Georgia 12 (Deonta Stocks 4). Totalfouls–West Florida 23, West Georgia 23. Technical fouls–West Florida-None,West Georgia-None. A-1142– www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Version Share Johnson nets 32 in loss at West Georgia Argos fall 83-89 at West Georgia (Photo by Emmele Photography) read more
Adamson Lady Falcons during their training for the upcoming UAAP women’s volleyball season. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netAdamson University head coach Airess Padda’s first order of business at the helm for the Lady Falcons is to lift them above mediocrity and into a higher plane of excellence.And she has found a familiar source of inspiration for her team’s bid in the upcoming UAAP Season 79—the Soaring Falcons’ surprising run in the UAAP basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member “It helps that our guys in the basketball team kind of set the example that anything’s possible,” said Padda Tuesday after the Lady Falcons’ practice at Adamson University Gym.The Soaring Falcons were at the cellar in Season 78 with a 3-11 record, but in just one year managed to turn it around, making the Season 79 Final Four with an 8-6 slate and even coming close to stunning eventual champions La Salle in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe accomplishment of their basketball counterparts is what Padda wants to emulate for her girls.“I think showing them that they are good, they can compete with a lot of teams in the UAAP, I know we are good enough to be in the Final Four and they have to believe it,” said Padda of her team which finished with a disappointing 3-11 card last season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer “I don’t quit, I never give up, and I’m teaching that to all of them. Taking pressure as a challenge and a privilege, I think that’s what I’m bringing to this program and to Adamson.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint MOST READ NBA: Antetokounmpo surprised to know Coach Kidd was a great player Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ read more
Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – Another club where incoming stars has sparked speculation over potential exits is Real Madrid, with James Rodriguez £63million arrival raising question marks over a number of the Spanish giants stars. One of those is France international Karim Benzema, with reports in Spain suggesting the Reds made a £50million bid for the striker earlier in July. The 26-year-old would be a great like-for-like replacement for Suarez, though hints from his agent have suggested he believes Liverpool arent a big enough club to secure his signature. Ouch. The transfer rumour mill is continuing to generate new potential signings for Liverpool, as Brendan Rodgers sets his sights on more attacking options before the summer window shuts.The Reds spent big before and since Luis Suarez’s £75million sale to Barcelona, attracting the likes of Serbian starlet Lazar Markovic and teenage forward Divock Origi, but the boss isn’t satisfied and is eyeing another striker to replace the departed Uruguayan.Fans have been underwhelmed by vague links with Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez, while a promising deal for proven Premier League goalscorer Loic Remy fell through this week, reportedly due to concerns over his medical.The club have refused to comment on Remy’s failed move, though Rodgers did admit he has switched he attention to ‘other targets’.The Reds boss said: “It’s very simple, we have made a decision as a club not to go ahead with the deal. It’s unfortunate for the player. We are disappointed for the player but there’s nothing more to be said and we will move on and look at other targets.”So talkSPORT.com is here to guide you through the latest rumours on Merseyside.Who else would you like to see arrive at Anfield this summer? Comment below… Edinson Cavani – PSG – PSGs FFP paranoia could also spell the end of Edinson Cavanis short stay in the French capital. Widespread reports suggest the Reds have joined rivals Man United in the chase for the Uruguay hitman. The forward netted 22 goals for the Ligue 1 last season is frustrated with his position at the club, being forced to pay second fiddle to star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United are thought to be in pole position to sign Cavani, but could he be influenced by international team-mate and former Reds hero Suarez in sealing a move to Merseyside? If so, the Reds would surely have to fork out a fortune for the No. 9 who moved to PSG for £50m 12 months ago. Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon – With a move for Remy now shelved, Rodgers could turn his attention to another France forward, and Lyons Alexandre Lacazette would represent a more realistic option than the previously mentioned stars. A versatile attacker, capable of playing on either wing of his preferred up front position, the 23 year old was approached by Newcastle but reports in France suggest he isn’t interested in a move to St James Park. Could he be holding out for an Anfield switch? Currently rated at £20m, he netted 18 goals in 45 appearances last season and could be a gamble for a relatively unknown player. 7 7 CLICK THE ARROW FOR THE LATEST LIVERPOOL TRANSFER RUMOURS – No, not that Argentine ace! PSG are reportedly keen to offload striker Ezequiel Lavezzi (L) this summer Ezequiel Lavezzi – PSG – Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is the latest in a line of attackers to be linked to an Anfield switch, with Spanish outlet Marca reporting PSG are keen to offload the 29-year-old to fund a deal for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The French champions are desperate to avoid falling foul of Financial Fair Play, so Lavezzi could be available for a cut-price £18m, having arrived in Paris for £24m two seasons ago. 7 7 7 Mario Balotelli – AC Milan – The former Man City striker was another to join the list of reported Reds targets this summer, and having tamed the likes of Sterling and Suarez (well, he tried), Brendan Rodgers man-management talents could have worked wonders with the explosive Italian. Rumours in Italy suggested he was close to moving to a Premier League club this summer, though Milan CEO Adriano Galliani recently told Italian press he was 99.9% sure Balotelli will stay in Italy this season. However, he said the same about Kaka, shortly before he sealed a move back to Brazil… 7 Wilfried Bony – Swansea – Its no secret the Ivorian would love to seal a dream move to Merseyside. He has all the attributes to succeed at a top Premier League side and is keen to move away from Wales, while Jacks chairman Huw Jenkins admitted to talkSPORT they will sell the striker for the right price. All that remains to be seen is whether Liverpool decide to cough up the Swans asking price, rumoured to be around £19m. That figure had initially put the Reds off, especially having agreed terms to Remys £8.5 move, but with that deal falling through, they may finally decide to trigger an approach for Bony. 7 read more
Godfred Donsah Bologna have agreed a £5m fee for reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Godfred Donsah.As talkSPORT told you last week, Juventus were hoping to sign the Cagliari man before loaning him out.Arsenal and Chelsea were also interested in the 19-year-old and had sent scouts to see him in action.But, according to Sport Mediaset, Bologna have now gazumped everyone and agreed a £5m deal for Donsah.The midfielder is set to finalise personal terms before undergoing a medical with the Serie A club.As well as the initial £5m payment, Cagliari will also receive 25 per cent of any future fee for the Ghanaian. 1
Internet of Things is being widely and quickly adopted. A recent survey by ON World found that more than one third of Industrial Internet of Things have more than 1000 nodes. Roughly 12 percent of IIoT deployments have more than 1000 nodes at a single site.By 2025, the ON World report predicts that Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology will make up about one quarter of all connections. The advantages of LPWA technologies include the use of low power and the ability to transfer large amounts of data over very long distances. LPWA is more efficient that mobile networks and can support many devices over a wide area.Aru Bala, president of manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker, said that “we have reached an inflection point where IoT is starting to accelerate to commercial mass-scaling from the proof-of-concept experimentation stage. It’s imperative for organisations to have a coherent IoT deployment strategy and not to be left out in this digital transformation arena.” read more