Tool, Chance The Rapper, & More To Perform Boston Calling Festival

first_imgThe spring edition of the Boston Calling Festival is set to take place at the Massachusetts’ Harvard Athletic Complex  on May 26-28. The lineup features a headlining slot from Tool, marking the band’s second performance in 2017. Chance The Rapper, Mumford & Sons, The XX, Bon Iver, Major Lazer, Weezer, The 1976, Run The Jewels, Cage The Elephant, Sigur Rós, and Solange round out the top three lines of the diverse lineup. Also performing are Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Tegan And Sara, Brandi Carlile, Car Seat Headrest, Deerhoof, Whitney, and many more. A film experience curated by Natalie Portman will also be offered.The festival, recently purchased by Madison Square Garden, Co., will welcome its new location over Memorial Day Weekend. Early bird tickets are currently available on the festival’s website. Check out the lineup and video announcement below:last_img read more

LPG Shipping Market Brushes off Saudi Arabia Drone Attacks

first_imgThe September drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that affected 60% of the country’s LPG production did not end up having a considerable impact on the global LPG shipping market, according to maritime research consultancy Drewry.The consultancy attributed the industry’s resiliency to the incident to Saudi Arabia’s stockpile and increased exports from the U.S.The drone attack in Saudi Arabia on September 14, in which oil installations were targeted, forced the country to shut down its key Abqaiq oil processing plant and the Khurais oil field, which took out almost half of Saudi oil production. As most of the LPG produced in the country is through associated gas production, about 60% of the country’s LPG production was estimated to be affected. Saudi Arabia exported 8.3 million tonnes of LPG in 2018 and 4.2 million tonnes in 1H19.The LPG market experienced an initial shock following the attack, with LPG prices rising over 10% in Asia, but they soon fell after an assurance of continuing supplies from Saudi. The country also released their cargo acceptances for October loadings without any cancellations, which further eased market fears. However, Saudi Arabia delayed cargoes to countries such as India, which compelled the latter to seek additional cargoes from alternative sources such as the UAE in light of the increased demand before the Indian festive season.Looking ahead, Drewry said it expects Saudi Arabia’s contract prices for October 2019 to increase over USD 50 per tonne from USD 350 per tonne in September. According to the consultancy, the increase in October will mark an end to three successive monthly declines in Saudi CP rates and will trigger renewed LPG trading activity in the market.Any rise in Saudi CP prices will cause the U.S.-Asia propane price arbitrage to expand, favoring increased exports from the U.S.The consultancy concluded that a rise in VLGC rates could be expected as the attack on Saudi Arabia will push more vessels to move towards the U.S. from the Middle East. VLGC spot rates on the benchmark AG-Baltic route increased to USD 67.1 per tonne on September 27 from USD 58.7 per tonne before the Saudi attack on September 14.last_img read more

Hughes furious over Ireland injury

first_img Just before the interval of the Potters’ 1-0 Barclays Premier League home win over Hull on Saturday, Ireland was on the receiving end of a rash-looking challenge from Tigers defender Maynor Figueroa and he was subsequently substituted at half-time. After the game, Hughes revealed Ireland had sustained a calf injury that required ”something like 12 or 15 stitches” – and a photograph published on Sunday by The Telegraph shows the huge gash that was in the 28-year-old Irishman’s leg before the stitches went in. Tigers boss Steve Bruce – whose side are four points above the relegation zone in 15th while Stoke are 10th – claimed Crouch’s effort should have been ruled out for offside, and said the Aluko opportunity was the best of the match. Bruce, quoted by the Hull Daily Mail, said: “We didn’t do enough with the ball but we had the best chance of the game. “When Sone’s wriggled free, that’s a great opportunity and when you look at the opportunities in the game, we’ve probably created the best one. “He’s tried to hit it with the outside of his left foot. For me, you have to take it with your right foot and at least hit the target. It’s wonderful skill to get there but when you create big chances like that, you’ve got to take them.” A gruesome image has emerged showing Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland’s injured leg shortly after the tackle his manager Mark Hughes said could have ended the player’s career. The tackle that had caused the damage went unpunished, with referee Neil Swarbrick allowing play to continue at the time. And the official and his assistant were strongly condemned by Hughes, who said Figueroa should have been shown a straight red card. The manager also rated the challenge worse than the one made a week earlier by Burnley forward Ashley Barnes on Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic at Stamford Bridge which drew so much attention. Hughes told the BBC: “The tackle on Stevie Ireland could have finished his career. “Why the referee hasn’t given a straight red for that, I have no idea. The referees have got to get their act together, really. “He has had it all stitched up and hopefully it doesn’t get infected, but that is the risk over the next couple of days.” A 71st-minute header from Stoke striker Peter Crouch, notched a minute after he came off the bench, settled Saturday’s encounter at the Britannia Stadium – a game which was particularly low on entertainment. Neither side produced much going forward, with Hull’s only real chance coming in the 20th minute when Sone Aluko outfoxed Philipp Wollscheid to get into the Stoke box before sending the ball wide of the far post with his left foot from a tight angle. Press Associationlast_img read more