April 15, 2021

The Muppets Band Dr. Teeth And The Electric Mayhem Performs Live At Outside Lands [Full Video]

first_imgOutside Lands just pulled off one of the best sets in major festival history. The acclaimed San Francisco, CA event booked Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, the band from The Muppets, as one of their main performers this year. After the under-appreciated primetime television series The Muppets aired on ABC this year, the band made their festival debut earlier today. The band played a short set that included The Mowgli’s “San Francisco,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s “Home,” The Band’s “Ophelia,” and a version of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” with the Oakland Tabernacle Choir. With short breaks for the puppeteers, the short but sweet was an incredible dose of musical fun for the music festival attendees.Watch Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, Lips, and Animal rock Outside Lands below, with full set video courtesy of Consequence of Sound.last_img read more

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Auto financing flex

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers are increasingly looking for greater flexibility in financing their vehicles. As an example, some like residual financing, such as the balloon lending program credit unions can offer as an alternative to traditional leasing or loan programs through Auto Financial Group. This program reduces consumers’ monthly payments by letting them pay off just a part of the principal during the term of the financing. When all the payments are made, the borrower pays the lender a lump sum or “balloon payment” for the difference.According to Experian Automotive, all types of leasing, including residual-based financing, have grown from 24 percent to 31 percent over the last five years.This is not surprising when you consider that Experian Automotive also finds the average auto loan amount has increased 16 percent since 2011. In 2011 the average was $25,873, while today the average loan amount has increased to $30,032. Some consumers are unable or unwilling to purchase a new vehicle and are looking to financial institutions for financing options.In all of this, used cars, including certified pre-owned vehicles, have become an attractive option for consumers looking to lower their monthly payments and shorten their terms. According to a recent survey by Swapalease.com, an online car lease marketplace, 78 percent of drivers said they would consider using lease options, including residual-based financing, for their purchase of a used car or truck. continue reading »last_img read more

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Chevron profit, production up in 4Q 2018

first_imgChevron has reported an increase in earnings for the fourth quarter 2018, posting a net income of $3.7 billion, up from $3.1 billion billion in the fourth quarter 2017.Chevron logo; Image by: Tony Webster; Source: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license (The image has been cropped)The difference in earnings would have been even bigger in comparison, as 4Q 2017 result included $2.02 billion in tax benefits related to U.S. tax reform.Full-year 2018 earnings were $14.8 billion, compared with $9.2 billion in 2017. Included in 2018 were impairments and other charges of $1.59 billion and a gain on an asset sale of $350 million.Chevron’s worldwide net oil-equivalent production was 3.08 million barrels per day in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with 2.74 million barrels per day from a year ago.  Net oil-equivalent production for the full year 2018 was 2.93 million barrels per day, compared with 2.73 million barrels per day from the prior year.Chevron’s capital and exploratory expenditures in 2018 were $20.1 billion, compared with $18.8 billion in 2017. Expenditures for upstream represented 88 percent of the companywide total in 2018.Michael K. Wirth, Chevron’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer said: “We reached significant milestones with upstream major capital projects in 2018, including the start-up of Wheatstone Train Two, our fifth operated LNG train in Australia. We also continued the ramp-up of the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, started production from the Big Foot Project in the Gulf of Mexico, and continued to progress our Future Growth Project at the company’s 50 percent-owned affiliate, Tengizchevroil, in Kazakhstan.”“Our net oil-equivalent production grew more than 7 percent in 2018 to a record 2.93 million barrels per day. We expect that 2019 production will continue to grow by 4 to 7 percent, excluding the impact of asset sales,” Wirth said.The company added approximately 1.46 billion barrels of net oil-equivalent proved reserves in 2018. These additions, which are subject to final reviews, equate to approximately 136 percent of net oil-equivalent production for the year. The largest additions were from the Permian Basin in the United States and the LNG projects in Australia, Chevron said.last_img read more

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Tulip Oil brings online Q10 gas development in Dutch North Sea

first_imgDutch privately-held exploration and production operator Tulip Oil has started gas production from its Q10 offshore gas development in the Dutch North Sea.According to the company’s statement, the initial gas production from the well QA-01 started on Friday, February 15, 2019, to be processed at TAQA P15 platform before being sold to market.The production started just 12 months after taking the final investment decision (FID) on the project.Imad Mohsen, Chief Executive Officer stated: “Following one of the largest gas finds in the last decade in the Dutch North Sea, Tulip has demonstrated it can also successfully execute the largest natural gas project in Holland in 2018, with a perfect safety record, excellent quality while using best in class contractors that have delivered at unheard of cost and schedule.“Throughout the process we benefited from the support of our equity and bond investors as well as the full technical and financial backing of our JV partner, State-owned Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN).“We were aiming to be the benchmark to beat for finding and developing hydrocarbons in the future.”The development required the installation of a 42km pipeline by Allseas from the Q10A location to the P15d platform for export, which was installed just six months after the FID. The unmanned offshore platform was built by Heerema Fabrication Group and installed offshore in December 2018 using Deme Apollo vessel.In additional to the first discovery well Q10A-01, which has been put on production, up to four additional wells are being drilled by Borr rig, Prospector-1. Production will be ramped up slowly as these wells are put on stream.“Tulip has delivered as promised to our investors, bondholders and our joint venture partner Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN). Finishing ahead of schedule and on budget is a great achievement and Q10-A will be the cornerstone production and cash generator for the company’s future growth,” stated Martin Bell, Chief Finance Officer.The Q10 gas field was discovered in 2015 and lies 20km offshore the Netherlands in a shallow water environment. Tulip Oil owns a 60% interest in the Q07a/Q10 block and is the operator. Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN) holds the remaining interest.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe 38-year-old quarterback thinks he has plenty to offer even after one of his worst seasons. Rivers threw 23 touchdown passes, his lowest total since 2007, and 20 interceptions, matching the second-highest total of his career. But now, with a fresh start, a strong running game and one of the league’s top offensive lines, Rivers insists he will prove the critics wrong this season.The eight-time Pro Bowler said in a conference call Saturday that he knows he can still play at a high level.In other NFL news:— Arizona running back Kenyan Drake has agreed to sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Cardinals. The Cardinals placed the transition tag on Drake earlier this week. That meant he could negotiate a deal elsewhere, but Arizona had the right to match the offer. Drake’s agency announced today that he would sign his tender. The 26-year-old Drake went to the Cardinals in a mid-season trade from the Miami Dolphins. He was productive in his eight games, running for 643 yards and eight touchdowns, including a four-touchdown game against the Cleveland Browns in Week 15.DUKE-JONES-NBA Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSecond Ottawa Senators player tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — A second Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player was part of the recent road trip that included NHL games in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles. The total number of people on the trip was 52, including players, staff, media, guests and flight crew. Of those on the trip, 44 have shown no symptoms, eight have been tested, and two positive results were received. The team is awaiting more results from tests given over the past three days.Everyone on the California trip was instructed to self-quarantine on March 13. The team says it is actively monitoring the situation and following all appropriate and professional guidelines.In other virus-related developments:— Health concerns and travel bans that have closed international borders because of the new coronavirus pandemic have forced the International Ice Hockey Federation to cancel the men’s world hockey championships. The decision to cancel the 16-team tournament to be held in Switzerland in May was formally announced Saturday. The move essentially wipes out the IIHF’s entire spring calendar of world championship of events after the women’s and Under-18 men’s tournaments were canceled earlier this month. Due to the pandemic’s global scale, the council ruled there was no possibility of relocating the championship to another country.  — The U.S. track federation has added its name to a growing chorus of calls to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus. In a letter to the CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel urged the federation to advocate for the postponement of the Games, which are to start July 24. The track federation joins USA Swimming, which sent a similar letter to the USOPC on Thursday. March 21, 2020 Associated Press Update on the latest sports — A handful of golf mini tours are continuing to play through as coronavirus fears shut down major sports leagues across the world. The Cactus Tour in Phoenix this week was won by two-time major champion Anna Nordqvist and the Outlaw Tour held a men’s event across the Valley of the Sun. The Cactus Tour instituted preventative guidelines to prevent spread of the coronavirus, sanitizing golf carts, limiting one rider per cart and asking for social distancing on the course.— Gulfstream Park has dropped purses for its seven stakes races on Florida Derby day by 20.5%. Track officials say the changes for next Saturday were necessitated by the loss of on-track handle and revenue from the track’s casino. The biggest hit went to the Florida Derby itself, which was to have a $1 million purse and now will be run for $750,000. Purses for the Gulfstream Park Oaks and the Kitten’s Joy were trimmed by $50,000 apiece, while the Cutler Bay and the Sanibel Island will be run for $100,000 each, down from the originally planned purse of $125,000. NFL-NEWSRivers signs with ColtsUNDATED (AP) — Philip Rivers has officially ended his 16-year tenure with the Chargers by signing the $25 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts he agreed to earlier this week. — Brazil’s Olympic Committee is calling for the Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2021. The Brazilian body said in a statement published on Saturday that the decision is a necessity due to the seriousness of the pandemic and “the consequent difficulty for athletes to keep their best competitive level.” And the Norwegian Olympic Committee says the Games shouldn’t take place until the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.— Saturday marks the 10th full day of the NBA’s shutdown, a stoppage that has cost the league 75 games and counting. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says it’s too soon to tell what the economic impact will be. He says the league is considering all options — best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between — as it tries to come to grips with this new normal. By April 15, the day the regular season was supposed to end, the NBA will have missed 259 games.— The owners of the Boston Bruins say they have established a $1.5 million fund for employees of the team and TD Garden who have lost work because of the suspension of the NHL season. The Bruins were the last team in the league to commit to taking care of part-time and game-day employees. According to a statement from the team, the Jacobs family would help workers “who will be financially burdened if the six remaining regular season Bruins games are not played.”— Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week after meeting people who later tested positive for the new coronavirus. Hamilton was at a charity event in London on March 4 also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus. In a message on social media, Hamilton says he’s shown “zero symptoms” but has been isolating himself from other people ever since March 13, when the Australian Grand Prix was called off. He said he hasn’t been tested because test kits are in short supply and “there are people who need it more than I do.”— Auto racers around the world are moving online while the coronavirus pandemic keeps them off the track. Drivers from Formula One, NASCAR and other leading series are using simulators to stay sharp and entertain fans — and finding they’re struggling to keep pace with pro gamers. Since the season-opening Australian Grand Prix was called off last weekend, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has been racing online, as has McLaren’s Lando Norris. F1, NASCAR and INDYCAR have had drivers sign up to take part in virtual races in place of real ones, and sports networks with time slots to fill are saying they’ll air them. Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones declares for NBA draftDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft.The point guard was named to the third team of The Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year by the league and runner-up for the same award from the AP.Jones averaged 16.2 points and 6.4 assists for the Blue Devils, the highlight being his buzzer-beating shot off his own intentionally missed free throw to force overtime in a wild comeback win at North Carolina on Feb. 8.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Campus Cruiser announces shortened hours

first_imgUSC Transportation has announced that its hours of operation will be shortened to accommodate more students at peak hours.In a statement e-mailed to students and faculty Thursday, USC Transportation said that starting Feb. 28, the Campus Cruiser service will begin at 6 p.m. every night and end at 2:45 a.m. Currently, students can call for a ride between 5 p.m. and 2:45 a.m. daily.Service · Campus Cruiser has changed its hours of operation to accommodate more students during peak hours. Cruiser will now run one hour less than what students are accustomed to. Some students say this change will have no affect on their usage. – Daily Trojan file photo USC Transportation said the shortened Cruiser hours were made to improve the quality of the service.“This will enable us to optimize our operation by focusing our resources on our high-demand periods,” the e-mail stated.USC Transportation could not be reached for comment.For many students, the hour lost in service is not at a time they would normally call Campus Cruiser. Peak hours for the service are generally later in the night.According to the statistics from Feb. 8 posted on the USC Transportation website, 57 passengers used Campus Cruiser from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., compared to 128 passengers at the peak hour of 10:00 p.m. to 10:59 p.m.“From my experience, the most challenging time to get ahold of Campus Cruiser is after 8 p.m., and I assume that’s the most heavily trafficked time,” said Stephanie Irankunze, a sophomore majoring in business administration. “So moving the time an hour or two doesn’t seem to be a cause for concern.”Late at night, when more students tend to use Campus Cruiser, it can often become more difficult to find an open car.Despite the program’s shortened hours and high demand at peak hours, many students still feel Campus Cruiser provides a helpful service.“It is a safe and convenient way to move around at night and on the many occasions we find ourselves unable, for any reason, to operate vehicles or travel around campus without putting ourselves and others in harm’s way,” Irankunze said. “In this regard it is extremely helpful.”last_img read more

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World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt & Mo Farah headline London event

first_imgJamaican sprint great Usain Bolt and British distance legend Mo Farah will attempt to sign off with gold at the World Championships which begins in London on Friday.The pair, who have 28 world and Olympic titles between them, will both retire from the track by the end of the season.Elsewhere, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson and Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers renew their sprint rivalry, while Britain’s Laura Muir will attempt a formidable 1500m-5,000m double.With Bolt not defending his 200m title, 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk will attempt to double up and establish himself as one of the new figureheads for the sport.I can emulate Bolt – Van NiekerkFellow South African Caster Semenya is also fighting on two fronts, stepping up to 1500m as well as attempting to regain the 800m title she won in 2009 and 2011. The Championships begin on Friday, five years to the day since Great Britain won three Olympic gold medals in less than an hour on ‘Super Saturday’ at the same venue.Bolt draws curtain on careerBolt’s 100m world record of 9.58 seconds came in the 2009 World ChampionshipsBolt originally intended to retire in the wake of Rio 2016. However he reconsidered that plan after his sponsor suggested a London farewell a year later instead.Now 30, the Jamaican had a slow start to the season, dipping under 10 seconds for the first time in Monaco a fortnight ago. Do you remember the first time you saw Bolt?He is only the joint-seventh fastest man over 100m in 2017, but has a history of rising to the big occasion.Only once in seven major 100m finals has Bolt failed to win gold, and that was after a false start at the World Championships in Daegu in 2011 took him out of the race.Coleman, one of Bolt’s foremost rivals, is still a student at University of TennesseeTwenty-one-year-old American Christian Coleman – who ran a world-leading 9.82 in June – a 35-year-old Justin Gatlin and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake may be Bolt’s biggest rivals for gold in the final on Saturday. Bolt’s final race before retirement is likely to be the 4x100m relay final seven days later. A homecoming farewell for FarahFarah’s 5,000m and 10,000m double was one of the defining memories of the London Olympics five years ago.Since then the 34-year-old has repeated the feat at World Championships in Moscow and Beijing as well as last summer’s Rio Olympics, and is favourite to do so once again before shifting his focus to marathon.However he is facing a crop of young pretenders with Ethiopian teenager Abadi Hadis the fastest this year over 10,000m and 23-year-old compatriot Muktar Edris leading the 5,000m time charts.Farah’s preparations have been at times sidetracked by questions over training methods however. Mo Farah won his first World Championship gold medal in Daegu in 2011Computer hackers released documents in July that showed Farah’s blood tests initially raised suspicion before later being cleared. His coach Alberto Salazar is under investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency, while UK Athletics staff may have failed to properly record infusions of a controversial supplement given to Farah.Both Farah, who has refused to speak to newspaper journalists going into the championships, and Salazar have denied any wrongdoing.Farah’s 10,000m final headlines Friday’s opening day of competition with Wednesday’s 5,000m heats deciding the line-up for the final on Saturday, 12 August.Home Hopes Beyond Farah, Britain has more medal hopes than expectations.Muir broke Dame Kelly Holmes’ 1500m record at London Stadium last year, but found the pace of Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon and Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba too hot to handle over the final 800m in a tactical Olympic final in Rio.Kipyegon and Dibaba are both in the field in London along with the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan, who has the three fastest times of the year, and Semenya.British Athletics performance director Neil Black gave Muir only “a 1%” chance of adding the 5,000m to her schedule after she suffered a foot injury in June, but Muir is determined to pursue the longer distance after breaking the British indoor record in January.Katarina Johnson-Thompson will attempt to fill the void left by Jessica Ennis-Hill’s retirement in the heptathlon, taking on Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam. Tom Bosworth broke the racewalking mile record in July and will aim to improve on his sixth-place finish in the 20km in Rio.last_img read more

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Sumner County Court Docket: January 12, 2016 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Christopher Anderson — Case No: 16 CR 4.Date of birth: 1983. Address: Belle Plaine.Date of alleged crime: May 17, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Permitting dangerous animal to be at large, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Anderson is accused of allowing his Great Dane to be at large when he allegedly knew that dog was dangerous and had vicious propensities. His Great Dane is accused of getting loose and killing his neighbor’s boxer dog on May 12. The dog was loose again and the attacked another one of the neighbor’s dog. Allegedly, Anderson knew his underground fence was inadequate to contain the Great Dane. ———State of Kansas v. Travis Venn — Case No: 16 CR 5.Date of birth: 1996. Address: Oxford. Date of alleged crime: Dec. 15, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Venn is accused of stealing five $20 Kansas Lottery tickets and cashing in a $40 winning ticket which he had not paid for. He also allegedly told officers that the tickets he allegedly stole at Casey’s were all loser which he just threw in the trash when one was a $40 winner. ———State of Kansas v. Levi Wykes— Case No: 16 CR 7.Date of birth: 1981. Address: Conway Springs. Date of alleged crime: Jan. 4, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Unlawful possession of controlled substance, Level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Wykes is accused of possessing one gram of methamphetamine, a white/clear glass pipe and a white plastic container which was found by the Conway Springs Police Chief in a trash receptacle. The wife allegedly told the officer it was there after her and Wykes were fighting. ———State of Kansas v. Miles Lee— Case No: 16 CR 8.Date of birth: 1986. Address: Topeka.Date of alleged crime: Dec. 31, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Unlawful use of driver’s license, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Lee is accused of presenting a fake Kansas driver’s license identifying him as someone else to the security director at the Kansas Star Casino. ———State of Kansas v. Angela Marie Creed— Case No: 16 CR 10.Date of birth: 1981. Address: Caldwell. Date of alleged crime: Nov. 15, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Creed is accused taking a $3 bottle of juice from Venture Foods in Caldwell without paying for it. ———State of Kansas v. Dawn Akers — Case No: 16 CR 11.Date of birth: 1971. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: Dec. 21, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Possession Marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Akers is accused of possessing marijuana in a small plastic baggy in her purse and another one on the kitchen table in her apartment. ———State of Kansas v. Jereme Ray Thatcher — Case No: 16 CR 13.Date of birth: 1994. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: Nov. 30, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Criminal damage to property, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Thatcher is accused of intentionally crashing his 2o06 Toyota Avalon into a bridge support twice and claiming it was an accident. He then allegedly falsely reported to officers that he lost control of his vehicle due to hitting a pothole and accidentally stuck a bridge support damaging his vehicle when he intentionally drove into the bridge support twice. ———State of Kansas v. David Lee Montano — Case No: 16 CR 14.Date of birth: 1984. Address: Newton. Date of alleged crime: May 10, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Montano is accused of stealing about $500 cash from an envelope from someone’s envelope at a hotel room. ———State of Kansas v. Rusty Lee Childers — Case No: 16 CR 348.Date of birth: 1978. Address: Wichita Date of alleged crime: Nov. 26, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Burglary of vehicle, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Theft, Level 9 felony. Case description: Childers is accused of stealing a 1999 Honda Accord that also included a stereo, radar detector, GPS device and Husky tools.last_img read more

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