Watch Yonder Mountain Perform All Of Pink Floyd’s 1971 Classic ‘Meddle’ At Northwest String Summit

first_imgWhen you think Pink Floyd, the dulcet tone of the banjo probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind—unless you’re the Yonder Mountain String Band. For lucky attendees of the Northwest String Summit, Yonder decided to follow up last years well-received rendition of Animals with a take on the 1971 classic Meddle. Covering such an iconic album and doing it justice requires a little more instrumentation than a traditional bluegrass band has at its fingertips, even a psychedelic-tinged one like Yonder. Luckily for them, keyboardist Asher Fulero and drummer Jay Elliot, both of whom were a big part of last year’s success on Animals, tapped in once again. Together, the expanded Yonder Mountain line up put on an epic performance of ambient and psychedelic jams that channeled the original Pink Floyd numbers while still taking on a life of their own.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the mayhem of the weekend. You can check out his videos of Yonder’s Pink Floyd set below, so sit back, dim the lights, and hear what happens when one of America’s finest bluegrass bands decides to take on one Pink Floyd!“One Of These Days”“A Pillow Of The Winds”“Fearless”“San Tropez”“Seamus”“Echoes”last_img read more

Iberdrola secures $903 million financing package for new renewable energy projects in Spain

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Spanish utility Iberdrola has landed €800 million (US$903 million) in funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) to spearhead new renewable energy deployment throughout Spain.The financing package will be put towards the construction of more than 20 solar and wind projects in Spain with a total capacity greater than 2GW.Iberdrola has signed a green energy loan worth €600 million with the EIB, while the financing issued by the ICO – Spain’s state-owned bank and lending institution – is the third such loan it has granted to Iberdrola for the development of renewables.Part of the combined financing package will be used to support Iberdrola’s 328MW Cáceres solar farm, located in the Ceclavín and Alcántara municipalities in Spain’s Extremadura, a hotbed of solar PV activity. The project itself will supply power to telecoms giant Orange, it was confirmed earlier this year. Additional wind and solar projects in various regions in Spain have been identified to be constructed between now and 2023.Ignacio Galán, president at Iberdrola, said a green recovery from the pandemic is the “perfect opportunity to generate sustainable growth and massive future employment. With the agreement we are signing today with the EIB and ICO, we are moving forward with our commitment to accelerate investment and put 3,000 MW of new capacity into service in Spain by 2022 and up to 10,000 MW by 2030,” he said.Iberdrola has been on the charge in Spain, bringing forward a number of significant utility-scale projects – including Europe’s largest to date – as it looks to take leading role in Spain’s solar resurgence. In April, the utility promised to accelerate planned investments in renewables to stimulate economic recovery in the country.[Liam Stoker]More: Iberdrola pockets €800m to drive renewable growth in Spain Iberdrola secures $903 million financing package for new renewable energy projects in Spainlast_img read more

Gold Coast mansion offers ‘the best of everything’

first_imgNow that’s a theatre room! MORE NEWS: Beach house proves bigger isn’t always better No expense has been spared in the construction of this Sovereign Islands mansion at 51 Knightsbridge Pde West.THE lucky new owners of a lavish Sovereign Islands mansion won’t need to worry about keeping up with the Joneses.They will be the envy of all their neighbours after moving into the Knightsbridge Pde West residence, which raises the bar for luxury living.Crystal chandeliers, an Italian-made lift, Ralph Lauren wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame sweeping water views are among its standout features.Prestige real estate agent Ali Mian owns the opulent five-bedroom home, which he has shared with his wife and young children for three years.He has listed the property with a $6.425 million price tag so he can design and build another property with more space for his children. The views are among its standout features.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The family needs have changed,’’ he said.“I thought maybe while they’re young I’d like to get something with more yard.”Mr Mian said it was going to be sad to leave, given it was a dream home.“I put the best of everything you can get in there because we built it for ourselves, we didn’t build it to sell,” he said.“All the chandeliers are custom built, we imported the crystals from overseas, and the lift is Italian.”It also has a wine cellar that could fit almost 1000 bottles, designer wardrobes, smart wiring throughout and balconies for each of the bedrooms. MORE NEWS: House comes with helicopter parking It is listed with a $6.425 million price tag. Chandeliers with imported crystals are featured throughout.While the interior is ostentatious, Mr Mian said the naturally beautiful outlook was the property’s most impressive feature.“I love standing outside watching boats pass by,” he said.The property is listed through Edin Kara of Ray White Sovereign Islands, which is the agency Mr Mian heads. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Finland’s LNG-fueled icebreaker bunkers in Tornio

first_imgImage courtesy of ArctiaArctia’s LNG-fueled icebreaker Polaris completed the first LNG bunkering operation at the Tornio LNG facility. The vessel bunkered LNG directly from the facility located in a port that is surrounded by ice at least four months a year, Arctia said in its brief statement on social media.Built in 2016 by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Polaris is the most powerful icebreaker ever to fly the Finnish flag and the first icebreaker in the world to feature dual-fuel engines capable of using both low-sulfur marine diesel oil and liquefied natural gas.Polaris was initially ordered by the Finnish Transport Agency, but the ownership was transferred to the state-owned icebreaker operator Arctia after delivery.Equipped with three Azipod propulsion units and Wärtsilä main engines, the Polaris has an icebreaking capacity of 1.8 m at a speed of 3.5 kt.last_img read more