England ripped apart South Africa’s top order in Sunday’s final session at the Oval to bear down on a victory that would put them 2-1 up with one to play in the four-Test series.Two wickets from successive balls in Ben Stokes’ third over removed Quinton de Kock (5) and Faf du Plessis (0) and ended faint South Africa hopes of mounting a rearguard action in pursuit of their nominal target of 492.Although Stokes failed to record what would have been the first-ever Test hat-trick at the Oval, the damage was done. Du Plessis’ wicket, lbw without playing a shot to a first-ball inswinger, was a particular blow, with South Africa needing their captain to survive at least into Monday.The tourists limped to the close on 117-4, still 375 short of their target with a day’s play remaining.The battling Dean Elgar was unbeaten on 72 despite a painful blow to his finger, and Temba Bavuma on 16, as England turned to Moeen Ali to try to secure another breakthrough.Elgar had been fortunate to survive on nine, dropped by Keaton Jennings at third slip off Jimmy Anderson, and went on to strike seven fours in his 77-ball half-century.No one else provided much resistance. Before Stokes struck, Stuart Broad removed opener Heino Kuhn for 11 and Toby Roland-Jones dismissed Hashim Amla for the second time in the match, this time having South Africa’s danger man sharply caught by Joe Root in the slips for five.England have a further 98 overs available on Monday to complete the victory and vindicate Root’s decision to delay his declaration to apply maximum pressure to South Africa.advertisementEngland’s new captain eventually called time when Jonny Bairstow was dismissed before tea after a breezy 63 which lifted England, who had resumed on 74-1, to 313-8.After Jennings departed early for a painstaking 48, debutant Tom Westley pushed on to a maiden half-century, an innings that should ensure an extended run at England’s problem number three spot.Westley went on to make 59 before he was stumped misjudging a dash at Keshav Maharaj. Root (50) followed soon afterwards, top-edging the same bowler after recording a half-century for the ninth successive match.England gradually accelerated with Stokes (31) and Roland-Jones (23 not out) joining Bairstow in some lusty blows as England’s lead extended way beyond the Test record for a successful final innings run chase of 418.If South Africa fail to survive on Monday, it will complete a one-sided sequence in each of the Tests. England won by 211 runs at Lord’s before South Africa hit back with an even more emphatic 340-run victory at Trent Bridge.The final Test starts in Manchester on Friday, August 4.
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro earned himself a chance to set the record straight against Rafael Nadal after sealing a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Tuesday.He completed a 7-6(1) 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) win over Frenchman Gilles Simon after fading light interrupted their last-16 clash the previous evening with the fifth seed up two sets to one.Del Potro was in danger of being dragged into a fifth set when he squandered four match points, one with a double-fault, at 5-4 having hit back from 1-3 down.He eventually finished off world number 53 Simon in the match’s third tiebreak to move into his second Wimbledon quarter-final where twice champion Nadal is waiting.Del Potro was thrashed by the Spaniard in the French Open semi-final last month but feels his game matches up better against the world number one on grass despite losing their only two meetings on the surface.”It will be a different match that we played in Paris a few weeks ago,” Del Potro told reporters.”I will try to hold my service games most of the time. If I want to beat him, I have to come to the net very often and play hard with my forehands, with my backhands.”Del Potro trails Nadal 10-5 in head-to-head meetings — his five wins all coming on hardcourts.BEST CHANCEWith the Wimbledon lawns baked and playing more bouncy than usual after a long spell of hot weather in London, it could be the 29-year-old’s best chance to stop Nadal’s impressive run.advertisementDel Potro will have to be firing on all cylinders though — something he was clearly not doing against Simon in cooler conditions on Tuesday as he made a meal of the fourth set.He looked flat as he was broken to trail 1-3 but he clawed his way back to lead 5-4 with his serve to come.He led 40-15 but both match points went begging. Simon failed to convert a break point, then a third match point for Del Potro ended with him netting a forehand.Simon saved a fourth match point when he threw the kitchen sink at a forehand return and he eventually took his fourth break point to level at 5-5.The next two games went with serve and the match was well into its fifth hour when the tiebreak began.Del Potro trailed 1-3 but at 5-5 he fired down an ace to reach match point number five and this time Simon cracked, netting a backhand to the relief of the Argentine who roared his approval, happy to conserve energy before taking on Nadal.”I think I will be in good condition. My body feels okay. It’s a big chance for me to face Rafa tomorrow.”(With Reuters inputs)
Lionel Messi was the star of the show on Sunday as Barcelona absolutely romped past Levante in the La Liga and strengthened their position at the top of the table. Messi scored his first hat-trick of the season and provided assists for the other two goals as the Argentine put up yet another scintillating display.Messi was at his magical best on Sunday and notched up the 31st hat-trick of his La Lifa career while he set up goals for Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique to stamp his place among the very best once more.”Suarez and Messi are the best striking partnership in the world. Luis has goals in his veins — and everything has already been said about Leo,” said defender Pique, paying tribute to Barca’s prolific South American double act.Argentine Messi, who on Monday will collect a record fifth Golden Shoe trophy awarded annually to the leading marksman in the top divisions of Europe’s soccer leagues, looks on a mission to repeat his 2017-18 success.His treble took him to 14 league goals for the season, two more than any other striker in Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues.His masterclass began as he carved his way through the home side’s defence before producing an outrageous no-look pass for Suarez to open the scoring in the 35th minute, shortly after mid-table Levante had hit the underside of the crossbar.Messi struck his first goal of the night two minutes before the interval, latching on to a defence-splitting pass from Sergio Busquets and racing clear to knock the ball through the legs of Levante’s goalkeeper with his weaker right foot.advertisementThe Barca captain, following up his two mesmeric goals from free kicks against Espanyol last week, seemed intent on making further mockery of his recent fifth-place ranking in the Ballon d’Or voting by striking again soon after the interval.He dispatched Jordi Alba’s low cross into the bottom corner with a first-time finish, before going on to complete his treble on the hour mark from close range.Not yet sated, he then laid on the 88th minute pass for Pique to complete the rout which took leaders Barca on to 34 points after 16 games, three points clear of both second-placed Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, in third.Levante were the only team to beat Barca in the league last season, stunning them at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium with a 5-4 win in the penultimate game of the campaign.Perhaps with that game in mind, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde lined up with an unorthodox 3-5-2 formation, playing French forward Ousmane Dembele as a right wing back and Jordi Alba on the left.Barca took their time to adapt to the formation and nearly fell behind when Emanuel Boateng rattled the bar. All changed though with Messi’s dazzling run across the pitch in the build-up to Suarez’s opener, and Barca never looked back.”Last year they put five goals past us so I’m especially pleased to have won the game,” said Valverde.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | FC Barcelona pull out of La Liga game vs Girona in Miami next monthAlso Read | Would like Messi to come to Italy, accept challenge like me: Cristiano RonaldoAlso See:
Cricketer-turned-actor S Sreesanth, who is trying to make his space in showbiz with reality television shows and films say he aspires to work in a Hollywood movie with Steven Spielberg.When asked about his wish list of filmmakers, Sreesanth told IANS, “I want to work with Steven Spielberg…whether it is a small role or big in a Hollywood movie, it will be a lifetime experience for me. It will be a dream come true for me.””And I always believe that anything can happen in life. I look at my life journey as a miracle,” he added.Explaining why he said: “I was born in a small village in Kerala. From there, I went on to play for the Kerala state team and international test cricket for India, and now I am working in TV shows and cinema… Any miracle can happen. So yes, working in a Hollywood movie with Spielberg would be ‘something’. Sreesanth has acted in CabaretSreesanth has acted in the Richa Chadha-starrer film Cabaret, produced by Pooja Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar, and directed by Kaustav Narayan Niyogi.On his experience of working in the film, Sreesanth said, “Firstly, I would like to thank Pooja di who took the courage to cast me in the film because when I worked in the film, I was new. I am a cricketer and nobody has seen me as a proper actor.”On the eve of our release, #KaustavNiyogi & me showed #Cabaret to @MaheshNBhatt @GulshanGroverGG @sreesanth36 @Bhuvneshwarisr1 Manisha & Sonu Lakhwani at #futureworks my one stop shop for all my postproduction. Am delighted with their response. #CabaretOnZEE5 #ShowMustGoOn pic.twitter.com/5V5HaM4bK0advertisementPooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) January 8, 2019”In my first Hindi film, working in the presence of Mahesh Bhatt, Richa Chadha, Gulshan Grover… I am really happy that way,” the cricketer turned actor said.According to him, acting and arts was a much natural choice for him after cricket as he loves sports and acting equally.”Stepping into the world of acting was natural to me I guess because, in my family, so many people are into arts, music and acting. In fact, I was the only black sheep that way, who became a sportsman,” he said.”My father acted in Malayalam films, sister is an actress in Malayalam TV shows, my brother is a musician, my brother-in-law is also a singer,” Sreesanth added.”I always loved the cinema, but I loved cricket too. I think in this short span of life, I have managed to do everything that I love,” he expressed.”I am lucky that I have got the opportunity to act in different languages. My latest film Team 5 released in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil. I have got a Marathi film offer too,” he added.When asked how does he deal with the new work culture in the entertainment world, he said, ”Every profession has a different discipline. As a sportsman, I had a different discipline — practice, gymming, eating…but even when I am acting in a film, eight hours’ rest is important because if my body is not well rested, it shows in my eyes and my skin looks dehydrated.” Cricketer turned actor Sreesanth with Harbhajan”The camera captures all the flaws. So I am living a controlled life here too…Having said that, yes I miss the cricket ground,” Cabaret actor said.When asked if he was the best entertainer in the dressing room of the Indian cricket team during his time, he said, “No no, Bhajji pa (Harbhajan Singh) is the best, I would say, followed by Yuvi pa (Yuvraj Singh). I was good at the party scene, I used to dance.”ALSO SEE: Pooja Bhatt on working with Sunny Leone in Jism 2: She is not a born actor. It was our hard workALSO READ: Pooja Bhatt on Cabaret: People told me Richa Chadha was too desiALSO WATCH: Seven detained in Malayalam actress molestation case, rape charges filed
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 6: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Sanford Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Five-star linebacker Nakobe Dean is the latest elite prospect off the board on National Signing Day. Dean revealed his commitment moments ago.Dean is heading to Georgia. The Horn Lake (Miss.) product chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU and others.He announced the news during ESPNU’s National Signing Day special.BREAKING: 5-star Nakobe Dean picks #UGA. #Dawgs beat Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M for the nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker https://t.co/pYSUn2xiVM pic.twitter.com/mEuguB1L4c— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) December 19, 2018Dean is the No. 1 inside linebacker in the 2019 class, and the 14th-ranked player overall according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.His teammate, four-star defensive back Raydarius Jones, committed to LSU today, so the two will be seeing each other on the field in the future.National Signing Day is rolling along, and there are a few more major recruits left to announce.Stick with The Spun for the latest updates.
Kolkata: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday categorically said budgetary commitments for social sector spending would not be affected in case of tax shortfall while reiterating that the government was interacting with each sector facing challenges in the present economic situation. “What I can say based on the interactions I have had is the targets given to various (tax) departments have been given after due considerations and discussions. If there are challenges as the result of which collections may be far less we will look into it as the situation develops. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”But certainly that is not going to affect the commitments we have made in the Budget for social sector spending,” Sitharaman told the media. The minister said the government was yet to take a call on how it would use the surplus reserve of Rs 1.76 lakh crore it has received from the Reserve Bank of India. Replying to a query on why the stock market has not bounced back after the series of measures announced by the government, Sitharaman said: “I think at this stage I am not going to able to respond to that specific question…I have not closed the consultations, we are continuing with that.” Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe minister said the government was looking at challenges faces by various sectors. “We are interacting with each of the sectors, and taking a considered view on how we will have to respond to each one of them, so that the sectors get the solutions they have asked.” “There will be one more consultation. We are constantly and openly engaging with the sectors, who are expecting the government to respond.” Regarding the automobile sector now going through tough times, the minister said the government has responded by giving it accelerated depreciation post-consultation. She also referred to the government’s clear statement that it would allow all types of vehicles to continue to ply as long as their registration was valid.The government’s move came in view of apprehension in the minds of all stakeholders on whether there will be only promotion of electric vehicles at the cost of internal combustion engines.
Award-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV’s Who’s the Boss?, Dallas, and Ugly Betty, is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to raise awareness about influenza (“the flu”) this season.The National Council on Aging and Judith Light encourage people 65+ to ask about their flu shot optionsThe Flu + You program, a national public education initiative by NCOA aims to educate adults 65 years of age and older, and those who care for them, about the seriousness of the flu, the importance of annual vaccination, and available vaccine options.Video: Flu + You 2014 PSALight will appear in a Flu + You public service announcement (PSA) that will share information about the increased risk of flu in adults 65 years of age and older and the importance of understanding their flu vaccine options and getting an annual vaccine. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single best way to prevent the flu is to get an annual vaccination, which is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, with rare exception.“I just turned 65 and I am busier than ever. I need to stay healthy and can’t let the flu slow me down, so I received my annual vaccination and learned there are different flu vaccine options for people 65 and older,” said Light. “I want to encourage others to speak with their doctor or pharmacist to find out more about simple steps they can take to help prevent the flu for themselves and the people they care about.”“Research shows that the immune system weakens with age, which means older adults are more likely to catch the flu and that they can suffer greater complications because of other health issues,” said Albert Terrillion, DrPH, MEd, CPH, NCOA Senior Director for Clinical and Community Partnerships and Director of NCOA’s Self-Management Alliance. “Through Flu + You, we encourage all older adults to help protect themselves by getting vaccinated as early in the season as possible.”The flu is a contagious illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for older adults. Adults aged 65 and older typically account for more than half (60 percent) of flu-related hospitalizations and almost all (90 percent) of flu-related deaths. The flu can make existing health problems worse and is especially dangerous for people with chronic conditions, which commonly affect older adults. In fact, among adults 65 years of age and older, 41 percent have diabetes, 42 percent have coronary disease, and 16 percent have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Furthermore, 86 percent of adults aged 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, and 68 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have two or more, which makes flu vaccination all the more important in this age group.Adults 65 years of age and older have flu vaccine options, including the traditional, standard-dose vaccine and a higher-dose vaccine specifically designed to address the age-related weakening of the immune system. The higher-dose flu vaccine, which includes four times the antigen compared with the standard-dose vaccine, triggers the body to produce more antibody against the flu virus. Older adults should speak with their health care provider about the risk of catching the flu and how it can be prevented, including the best vaccine option for them. Flu vaccination is a Medicare Part B benefit, which means there is no copay for eligible beneficiaries 65 years of age and older.Find out more at www.ncoa.org/Flu.
CALGARY – Tailings pond management plans for two former Shell Canada oilsands mines in northern Alberta have been approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator, but it said “deficiencies” in the projects must be addressed over the next three or four years.It said an amendment must be submitted by September 2021, by the current owner, Calgary-based Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., to address the Muskeg River mine plan’s shortcomings, and by September 2022 for issues with the Jackpine mine’s plan.“Plans for treating and managing its tailings beyond the next few years do not meet the AER’s requirements and government policy,” said AER spokesman Jordan Fitzgerald in an email.“In its plans, (it) proposed extending the life of Muskeg River by 57 years and Jackpine by 53 years. Neither meets the AER’s existing approvals for each mine and results in its tailings not being ready to reclaim within 10 years after mining has stopped.”Plans submitted for the mines are inadequate in dealing with existing fluid tailings ponds, the proposed reclamation plans are uncertain over the medium- and long-term, and there are concerns about the proposed tailings treatment technology, the regulator said in its decisions.The regulator’s Directive 85, released in late 2015, requires that all oilsands mine producers outline how they will deal with the toxic storage ponds that together cover more than 220 square kilometres and contain almost 1.2 trillion litres of water contaminated with oil, chemicals and fine clay particles.It said fluid tailings must be treated and reclaimed progressively during the life of a project.The Canadian Natural decision is consistent with previous approvals of tailings pond applications despite their failure to meet standards, said Jodi McNeill, an analyst with the Pembina Institute, a clean energy think-tank.“We continue to be very disappointed with the outcomes,” she said, citing AER approvals of plans for Suncor Energy Inc.’s Millennium mine and Canadian Natural Resources’ Horizon mine last year.“Every single one of these projects thus far, by the AER’s own admission, has not met the requirements of Directive 85 and, rather than denying the plans based on the fact that they don’t comply with the regulations, they’ve all been given an extra grace period.”Canadian Natural spokeswoman Julie Woo said the company has no comment as it is examining the decisions.In its decisions on Wednesday, the AER took issue with changes to the way Canadian Natural plans to co-ordinate production between the two former Shell mines, noting that it is proposing not to expand bitumen production at Jackpine.In addition, the company said it plans to continue to transport bitumen froth from Jackpine to Muskeg River and its solvent recovery unit tailings will continue to be managed at Muskeg River, inconsistent with Jackpine’s previously approved expansion application, the AER noted.With regard to Muskeg River, the original mine that began production in 2002, the AER it didn’t agree with a Canadian Natural proposal to retire two tailings deposits at the mine by creating a lake with a water cap because that technology is still being assessed.Fitzgerald said the AER has set “thresholds” to ensure tailings management activities at both mines remain on track over the next few years.He said violations could result in Canadian Natural being required to conduct additional surveillance, submit to a third-party tailings audit or pay additional security. Further enforcement tools could include more frequent inspections, orders, financial penalties, prosecution and a shutdown of operations, he said.Last week, the three countries in the North American Free Trade Agreement agreed to vote on whether to investigate if Canada is failing to enforce environmental legislation on tailings ponds.The move was required after the trade treaty’s environmental watchdog concluded there were serious questions about how the federal government enforces the Fisheries Act in relation to the giant ponds.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this article include (TSX:CNQ, TSX:SU)
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2019. TORONTO — The head of Kik Interactive Inc. says he’s prepared to drive the company into bankruptcy in a fight with the U.S. securities regulator over the future of its Kin cryptocurrency.Founder and CEO Ted Livingston says he wants to face off against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as soon as possible to resolve the lawsuit launched by the regulator that he says is crippling the Kin cryptocurrency and preventing the company from making money.Livingston’s comments Wednesday at the Elevate tech conference in Toronto comes two days after he announced that Kik Interactive would cut most of its staff, shut down its Kik Messenger app, and focus all efforts on the Kin cryptocurrency that it launched in 2017.He said in a blog post Monday that the company would trim down to 19 staff, affecting more than 100 employees. The company said on Wednesday that the Kik team would stay intact and move to a new company being set up in Waterloo, Ont., but declined to provide further details.The SEC has accused Kik Interactive of conducting an “illegal” US$100 million securities offering when it initially sold the Kin cryptocurrency, while the company maintains that the currency is not a security.Livingston says he hopes to go to trial against the SEC next May in an effort to save a cryptocurrency he believes has vast potential. The Canadian Press
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IF IT’S NOT a done deal by Tuesday, Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane may hammer out the details of their potential Ireland partnership while in Spain this week.The pair are close to becoming the country’s new management ticket with the Corkman in the No 2 role. ITV have confirmed that the pair will be in San Sebastian as part of their coverage of Manchester United’s Champions League with Real Sociedad.Ireland face Latvia in a home friendly on Friday, 15 November and the FAI are understandably keen to have a new boss in place before that. An unveiling may take place as early as Monday in Dublin.POLL: Would Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill make a good management team?By coincidence, the pair are set to be on the sidelines next to Adrian Chiles in the Basque Country.Bookmakers here this week stopped betting on O’Neill landing the job vacated by Giovanni Trapattoni. Keane has been out of a job in the game since he left Ipswich in 2011.What do you think?H/T Colin Young on Off The BallMick McCarthy: O’Neill set for Ireland jobOpinion: Why Roy Keane should be Martin O’Neill’s number two for Ireland
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s residency-for-investment program seems to be delivering results since it began in mid-2014. More specifically, in order for someone to acquire Greek residency, they would need to make an investment of 250,000 euros in real estate, whether it be a home, hotel or other type of property. That means the applicant’s entire family is eligible to apply for Greek residency (provided they are not an EU-resident).According to statistics delivered by Enterprise Greece, 2,170 of these visas were granted since 2014 with the most applicants (80%) from five countries. China comprised almost half (945) with its investors seeing Greece as an ideal location due to its geographical position and its cheap real estate.Second in line were the Russians with about 387 successful applicants. They see the southern suburbs of Athens as the perfect place to purchase a holiday house. The third largest group of buyers are Turks (191), whose investments in Greek property seem to have risen at the same time as their own country’s political instabilities began.China comprised almost half (945) of applicants with its investors seeing Greece as ideal due to its geographical position and cheap real estate.Artem Shitkov, an analyst for Russian real estate group Tranio said: “Greece’s residency-for-investment scheme is the best in Europe as it’s cheap at 250,000 euros. Property in Greece is cheap. Yields for short-term rentals are high, and the country’s growth potential is greater”.Also on the list of the top- five countries for visa acquisition are Iraq and Lebanon, however investors from these countries seem to be more interested in escaping their own nation’s political and financial situations and being able to enter the Schengen zone freely, rather than actually investing in Greece’s market.From numbers given by the Bank of Greece, the visa seems to be appealing for foreign investors as the real estate market recovers. When compared to the year before, the prices of houses dropped only 1% in Greece in 2017 and have since remained stable. Foreign investments have risen by 87% from 2016 to 2017 and continue to. Real estate prices are predicted to rise by 30% within the next three years in Greece.
Reported violent crimes in Vancouver decreased in the first half of 2011, compared with the same period of time in 2010, according to preliminary figures released by the FBI this week.The decrease in Vancouver reflected the national trend: a 6.4 percent decrease in violent crimes, which include murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, the FBI reported. In Vancouver, those crimes were down by 8.3 percent from the 336 reported in 2010.Violent crimes have been declining nationwide for four consecutive years. But for the two previous years, Vancouver’s numbers increased.The decrease in violent crime during the recession has some criminal analysts rethinking the theory that crime goes up when the economy turns south.“Traditional criminology would have taught you that when the economy goesbad, crime goes up,” said John Laws, a crime analyst with the Vancouver Police Department. “We’ve had this past few years of economic downturn and crime has gone down.”Vancouver bucked the national trend when it comes to property crimes, including burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. Those crimes decreased 3.7 percent nationwide but increased 7.5 percent in Vancouver, jumping from 3,155 in the first half of 2010 to 3,392 in the first half of 2011. Burglary, in particular, jumped 12.1 percent, from 438 in the first part of 2010 to 491 in the first part of 2011.
Stephen Trimble and Chase Christie of Arctic Solar Ventures show off the company’s largest installation to date: an 86-panel commercial installation in downtown Anchorage. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Alaska’s solar industry lags far behind many other states.But with prices dropping dramatically around the world, some entrepreneurs see a new opportunity.One major challenge is simply convincing people that solar works in Alaska — and that, in fact, Alaska might be ideal solar territory.Listen nowThe newest solar array in Anchorage sits on top of a two-story office building downtown. Climb up a ladder, through a hatch and onto the roof, and there it is: 86 solar panels sitting in several inches of fresh snow.Stephen Trimble is the founder of Arctic Solar Ventures, the Anchorage start-up that installed this system at 880 H Street. Surveying the roof in a neon yellow jacket with his business logo stitched into the front, he said over the course of the year, this array will produce almost 15 percent of the building’s total electricity needs — and that’s not bad.“This is a 20,000-square-foot commercial building,” Trimble said, as Chase Christie, the company’s vice president, adds, “Built in the 1970s. Uses a tremendous amount of electricity.”At a cost of about $100,000, the system will pay for itself in nine to 12 years, Trimble and Christie said. Over 30 years, they estimate it will save the building owner — who in this case is Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz — some $300,000.That’s the math that’s starting to make solar pencil out in Alaska.The state doesn’t have the generous local incentives that have helped the industry thrive elsewhere. But in the past few years, Trimble said, costs have dropped so quickly that those incentives are no longer necessary.It was enough to convince him, at least, to take a leap.“One day I came home and told my wife (now company vice president Jacqueline Savina) … I said, I think I want to start a solar company in Alaska,” Trimble said. “And she was kind of like, what? That’s crazy.”Trimble said that reaction is one of the biggest barriers solar companies face in Alaska: education.That means educating regulators, who often haven’t dealt with solar before; and educating a workforce in a region with very little experience in solar installation. But above all, it means educating consumers: convincing people that solar is an option in Alaska, a state better known for darkness and cold. And harder yet, convincing them that Alaska might even have some advantages.Take the installation at 880 H Street. In mid-February, there’s snow on the roof, snow on the roads, snow on the park strip. Erin Whitney of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power said all that snow is actually a plus. She said the spring — especially March and April — can be particularly good months for solar power in Alaska.“That’s because of the position of the sun as well as the reflection of light from snow surfaces,” Whitney said. “(And) I would actually add to that, cold temperatures, which enhance solar photo-voltaic production.”Snow and cold: Call them Alaska’s secret solar super powers.Boosters like to point out the state’s solar potential is comparable to Germany, which is the world leader in solar installations.Whitney stresses the state isn’t exactly on the edge of a revolution.“The solar industry is still very nascent in Alaska,” Whitney said.A recent report from the Solar Foundation ranked Alaska 51st out of 50 states (the list also includes Washington, D.C.) in solar jobs per capita.The report notes that Alaska solar jobs actually doubled from 2015 to 2016, to a grand total of 64. That’s less than half the number in the next-lowest performer, Wyoming.And it’s a pretty good shorthand for the solar industry as a whole: it’s growing, but from a very low base.The two utilities that serve most of Anchorage — Municipal Light & Power and Chugach Electric Association — say solar power represents well under 1 percent of their total generation. But Chugach also said the number of photo-voltaic solar installations in its area more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, for a total of about 70.For Stephen Trimble and Arctic Solar Ventures, this is a moment of opportunity and risk.His company hasn’t turned a profit yet — they’re hoping to cross that threshold later this year.The installation downtown is their biggest system to date.Trimble and Christie like to keep an eye on it.“We drive by it a lot, make sure it’s doing good,” Trimble said.“We hope to see a lot more just like this,” Christie said. “Generating clean energy from your own roof? There’s something very Alaskan about that, I’d say.”
Nokia has cut the price of its flagship smartphone Lumia 900 just a few days before the release of its second-quarter report to boosts its sales in the U.S. but sadly, it led to fall in its shares on Monday.Shares of Nokia fell by 3.9 percent following the price cut in its smartphone, as it sent out a messasge to the investors that the world’s second-largest cellphone maker is desperately trying lure the users of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung Galaxy series.”They are stuck between a rock and a hard place – to drive sales of their devices they are going to have to spend money on marketing and promotions, but at the same time the stock market is demanding they do anything other than spend money,” Reuters quoted Ovum analyst Nick Dillon as saying.Experts are of the opinion that Nokia should come up with phones that are compatible to the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system.”Nokia cutting the price on the Lumia probably has to do with the phone not being compatible with the next version of the Windows Phone operating system and it needing to clear out its inventory,” Business Week quoted FIM Bank analyst Michael Schroeder as saying. “Nobody will want to buy the current version once the new operating system is out.””The announcement of Windows Phone 8 was a kick in the teeth for Nokia and its high end Lumia handsets which forces it to be more aggressive with the pricing of these devices from now on,” Canalys analyst Pete Cunningham told Reuters.Nokia Lumia 900 is now available for $49.99 with a two-year contract, according to AT&T’s website. However, Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S start at $199.99.Nokia is expected to report a net loss roughly doubling to 706 million euros and burn through more than a billion of cash in just three months, according to a Reuters poll of 38 analysts.”I don’t think that the company will have anything positive to say on Thursday,” Mikael Rautanen, analyst at equity research firm Inderes in Helsinki told Reuters. “The third quarter will be very difficult … The fight to survival will continue.”(With Inputs from Reuters)
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Monday’s Houston Matters: As Texas rolls out new school finance rules, the Houston Federation of Teachers has ideas for how HISD should spend some additional state funding. We discuss what the teacher’s union is saying about $135 million headed to the district’s budget. Then, we pore through the bills that Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed on Saturday.Also this hour: In June of 1943, a race riot erupted in Beaumont. Racial tensions had been building for a while. Then, when a white woman accused a black man of raping her, a mob of white shipyard workers and bystanders marched toward City Hall and began to assault black citizens, looting and burning black stores and restaurants. In all, more than 200 people were arrested, 50 were injured, two were killed, and a third died of his injuries months later. We look back at the event and consider its legacy today.Then, Elliot Ackerman, a writer, former Marine, and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, discusses his memoir, Places and Names, which details his experiences returning to those places years later as a civilian.We offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share X Listen 00:00 /50:44
Stafford Borough, Rugeley, Uttoxeter Stoke-on-Trent M6, A500 and A50 Driver named following fatal collision A50 (from Sideway Roundabout/A500 to junction with the A38 (Toyota Island) in Derbyshire, listings west to east): The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 24 November 2018 to 26 November 2018 The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 26 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 26 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 The A50 westbound entry slip from the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 24 November 2018 to 26 November 2018 The A50 westbound between the A518 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge East: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 24 November 2018 to 26 November 2018 Stoke-on-Trent: Abbey Hulton: Two way signals on Leek Road from November 29 until December 3 Bentilee: Multi-way traffic signals on Dividy Road between number 101 and number 171 from September 7 until December 7 Bentilee: Roadworks and road closure on Dividy Road from November 23 until December 27 near the junction with Wadebridge Road Blurton: Roadworks and road closure on A5035 Trentham Road from November 21 until November 28 Burslem: Roadworks and road closure on B5030 Pitt Street East from November 26 until December 7 Cobridge: Two way signals on Waterloo Road from outside number 252 from November 22 until November 29 Dresden: Roadworks and road closures on Cemetery Avenue from November 22 until November 30 Goldenhill: Give and take traffic control on High Street at Newark Grove from November 5 until December 12 Hanley: Balfour Road closed at junction with Ludlow Street until December 2 Hartshill: Roadworks and road closure on Albany Road from November 16 until November 29 Hartshill: Two way signals on B5045 Shelton New Road from December 1 until December 5 Longton: Roadworks and road closures on Market Street, Sutherland Road, Anchor Road and Commerce Street from June 5 until December 4. Longton: Roadworks and road closures on Trentham Road from November 29 until November 30 Meir: Traffic control on A5007 Uttoxeter Road from November 19 until November 30 Milton: Multiway signals on Millrise Road from December 2 until December 6 Penkhull: Roadworks and road closure on Oxford Street from November 14 until November 30 Light Oaks: Roadworks and road closure on Bagnall Road from November 29 until December 24 Tunstall: Two way traffic lights on Roundwell Street outside number 19 from November 26 until November 28 Shelton: Roadworks, traffic control and lane closures on Shelton New Road, Shearer Street, Bedford Road, Bedford Street, Lower Bedford Street, Davis Street and Lomas Street from October 19 until December 11 Sneyd Green: Roadworks and road closures on Bagot Grove from November 13 until November 30 Sneyd Green: Roadworks and road closures on Ralph Drive from November 26 until November 28 Newcastle Borough: Bradwell: Two way traffic lights along Bradwell Lane until November 30 Brampton: Traffic control on Brampton Road from November 26 until November 28 Butt Lane: Two way traffic signals on A34 Congleton Road on November 28 Clayton: Two way signals on Clayton Road opposite The Lodge from November 28 Mow Cop: Roadworks/road closure on Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop from the junction of Mow Cop Road from September 17 until December 4 Newcastle: Give and take traffic control on Friarswood Road from November 27 until November 29 Newcastle: Roadworks and road closures on A53 King Street near the Borough Arms hotel from October 12 until December 7. Newcastle: Two way signals on B5044 Silverdale Dale from November 19 until November 30 Silverdale: Roadworks and Road closure on Hollywood Lane until March 20 2019 Silverdale: Two way signals on Park Road from junction with Racecourse to junction with High Street from November 1 until December 12 Silverdale: Roadworks and road closures on B5044 Sneyd Terrace, Church Street and Newcastle Street from October 29 until December 7. Staffordshire Moorlands: Bagnall: Two way signals on Bagnall Road near junction with school road from November 26 until November 27 Brown Edge: Two way signals on B5051 High Lane outside Bank End cottage from November22 until November 29 Brown Edge: Multi-way traffic signals on B5051 Leek Road from November 22 until November 26 Cauldon: Two way signals on Hemmingslow Lane from November 28 until November 30 Cauldon Lowe: Temporary signals on A52 Ashbourne Road from November 12 until November 26 Cellarhead: Multi-way traffic lights at Cellarhead Crossroads on November 27 Cheadle: Carriageway incursion on High Street from November 28 until December 4 Cheadle: Give and take traffic control on Leek Road from November 29 until December 6 Cheadle: Two way signals on Tean Road in Cheadle from November 22 until November 28 Cresswell: Two way signals on Sandon Road on November 26 Cresswell: Multi-way signals on Sandon Road from November 28 until December 4 Forsbrook: Two way signals on Draycott Old Road from September 26 until November 30 Freehay: Two way signals on Dale Bank Road on November 29 Freehay: Two way signals on Hollington Road on November 29 Freehay: Two way signals on School Lane from November 26 until November 28 Kingsley Moor: Two way signals on Blakeley Lane on November 29 Leek: Two way signals on the A520 Cheddleton Road near the Britannia buildings from November 26 until November 28 Longnor: Two way traffic signals on B5053 Buxton Road near Horseshoe Inn from November 19 until November 20 Moorville: Two way signals on Leek Road outside Serendipity Kennels from November 26 until November 28 Onecote: Multi-way signals on B5053 Onecote Road and Douse Lane on November 30 Rudyard: Multi-way signals on A523 Macclesfield Road and Green Lane from November 27 until November 29 Rushton Spencer: Traffic signals on A523 Leek Road, A523 Macclesfield Road, Sugar Street and Leek Old Road from November 26 until November 27 Waterhouses: Two way traffic signals on A523 Ashbourne Road near the Trough from November 26 until November 28 Waterhouses: Give and take traffic control on A523 Leek Road from November 26 until November 28 Wetley Rocks: Multi-way traffic signals on A520 Leek Road on November 28 Stafford Borough: Aston By Stone: Give and take traffic control on Stafford Road from November 24 until November 28 Church Eaton: Roadworks and road closure on Common Lane from Green Farm to Barton Lane on November 30 Derrington: Roadworks and road closures on Church Lane and Mount Pleasant from November 5 until January 30 2019 Eccleshall: Roadworks and road closure on Stafford Street near mini-roundabout from November 26 until November 28 Eccleshall: Two way traffic signals on B5026 Stone Road near Hilcote Hall nursing home from November 26 until November 28 Little Haywood: Roadworks and road closure on Meadow Lane at Weetmans Bridge from November 26 until December 7 Meir Heath: Two way traffic signals on Grindley Lane from November 26 until December 21 Offleyhay: Roadworks and road closure on Mere Rise on November 29 Stafford: Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Beaconside until April 2019 Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Earl Street from November 26 until November 28 Stafford: Roadworks and road closures on Shakespeare Road, Coleridge Drive, Tennyson Road and Somerset Road from August 6 until November 30 Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Silkmore Lane from November 26 until November 28 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Thorneyfields Lane in Castle Bank over M6 until April 2019 Stone: Roadworks and some overnight closures at Aston Roundabout from August 20 until November 30 Stone: Roadworks and road closure on Eccleshall Road until January 2019 Stone: Multi-way traffic signals on Newcastle Street in Stone on November 26 Tittensor: Lane closure on A34 near Monkey Island from November 27 until November 29 Rugeley: Rugeley: Roadworks and road closure on Church Street from November 26 until December 19. Uttoxeter: Uttoxeter: Roadworks and road closure on A522 from October 4 until January 18 2019. Uttoxeter: Roadworks and road closures on Balance Hill from November 22 until November 28 Uttoxeter: Two way traffic controls on B5027 Bramshall Road from November 23 until November 29 Uttoxeter: Roadworks and road closure on Westlands Road from November 26 until January 8 2019 South Cheshire A500: Temporary traffic lights on various stretches of A500 between November 26 and November 29 Astbury: Roadworks and road closure on Dodds Lane from November 26 until November 28 Betchton: Roughwood Lane closed until 2020 Bosley: Two way traffic lights on Tunstall Road near Bosley Wood Treatment until February 2019. Congleton: Multi-way traffic signals on A54 Brook Street near junction with Davenport Drive from December 1 until December 2 Congleton: Two way signals on Holmes Chapel Road between Black Firs Road and Box Lane on November 26 Congleton: Roadworks and road closures on Loachbrook Avenue from November 26 until November 27 Congleton: Stop/go boards on A34 Manchester Road near Old Famous Brands Furniture on November 28 Congleton: Lane closure on A54 Mountbatten Way on November 7, near the police station Congleton: Two way traffic signals on Padgbury Lane from December 1 until December 2 Crewe: Ongoing roadworks at Crewe Green Roundabout until December 1 Crewe: Two way signals on Hungerford Road from November 28 until November 30 Crewe: Roadworks on A530 Middlewich Road at New access road to Leighton Orange Barn from October 29 until December 14. Two way lights manned at peak 7:30-9:30 and 15:30-19:00 Crewe: Two way signals on Nantwich Road at the railway bridge from November 26 until November 28 Crewe: Roadworks and road closures on Stewart Street in Crewe from November 10 until November 30 Crewe: Sydney Road closed at bridge until May 2019 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Wheatley Road from November 26 until November 27 Nantwich: Multi-way signals on A524 Cuckoo Lane on November 29 Nantwich: Two way signals on Marsh Lane in Acton from November 28 until November 30 Oakhanger: Multi-way signals on B5077 Butterton Lane from November 26 to December 7 near Nursery Lane Sandbach: Two way signals on Hall Lane, Moston near the Elton Golf Driving Range on November 27 Shavington: Multi-way traffic lights on B5071 Crewe Road until November 27 Weston: Road closure on A531 Newcastle Road on November 29 Wildboarclough: Roadworks and road closure on Crag Hall Lane at Crag Hall Bridge from November 19 until November 30 Wistaston: Roadworks and road closures on Berkeley Crescent from November 28 until December 3 Wistaston: Two way signals on Church Lane from November 27 until November 30 Wybunbury: Two way signals on B5071 Main Road from November 22 until November 28 Wybunbury: Two way signals on B5071 Main Road from November 28 until November 30 M6 (from Junction 19 to Junction 12, listings north to south): The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. From 22:00 on 25 November 2018 to 06:00 on 26 November 2018 The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19: Three lanes closed. From 22:00 on 25 November 2018 to 06:00 on 26 November 2018 The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J18: Three lanes closed. From 22:00 on 24 November 2018 to 08:00 on 25 November 2018. From 22:00 on 30 November 2018 to 06:00 on 1 December 2018. From 22:00 on 1 December 2018 to 08:00 on 2 December 2018 A500 (from junction with J16 of the M6 to junction 15 of the M6, listings north to south): The A500 northbound exit slip to the A527 North: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 28 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 28 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive South Cheshire Full list Newcastle Borough Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Staffordshire Moorlands Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDrivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them – including on major routes such as the M6 motorway, the A500 and the A50. The following roadworks are taking place in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire from Monday November 26 until Sunday December 2. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. The list is broken down by local authority area (Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle Borough, Staffordshire Moorlands and Stafford Borough) – with the M6 , A500 and A50 separate because they fall under the remit of Highways England), and a section on roadworks near Uttoxeter for anyone who lives or works in the East Staffordshire town. If you only want information about roadworks in a particular area click the links below, or scroll down for the full lists. All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from November 26 until December 2
Bored of V? Didn’t get Glastonbury tickets? Fed up with camping in the mud? There are plenty of alternatives for the music festival-goer in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Here are 20 of the biggest, the best, the sunniest and the downright craziest. Rock on! 10. Montreux Jazz FestivalWhere: Montreux, SwitzerlandWhen: 5-20 JulyWhat: Historic festival that’s hosted names from Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Zappa… and Status QuoWho: Prince, Deep Purple, Bobby WomackWhy: To take the Jazz Train through the Alps11. PohodaWhere: Trencin, SlovakiaWhen: 11-13 JulyWhat: Family-friendly fest featuring big names in rock, pop and danceWho: Smashing Pumpkins, PeachesWhy: There’s a kids’ club where you can leave your offspring while you mosh to The Offspring. Not that they’re playing.12. BenicassimWhere: Valencia , SpainWhen: 18-21 JulyWhat: All your favourite acts, plus sunshine and cheaper beerWho: The Killers, Arctic MonkeysWhy: Swap the mud and rain for Spain… yeah, yeah, yawn13. MetaltownWhere: Gothenburg, SwedenWhen: 4-6 JulyWhat: Metal, metal and more metal (like, duh, what were you expecting, The Carpenters?)Who: Slipknot, Korn, DanzigWhy: Just so you can attempt to say ‘I’m going to Metaltown’ while keeping a straight face14. OutlookWhere: Pula, Croatia When: 29 August – 2 SeptemberWhat: Beats by the beach for those who like their beats more Andy C than Armin Van BuurenWho: LTJ Bukem, The Pharcyde, GoldieWhy: Boat parties fuelled by sub-bass, sunshine and, quite possibly, alcohol15. Hellfest Where: Clisson, FranceWhen: 21-23 JuneWhat: Well, from the name you may have deduced that it’s not a family-friendly event featuring magicians and story-telling tentsWho: Def Leppard, ZZ Top, WhitesnakeWhy: So you can tell your mum you saw Pig Destroyer Mainland Europe6. Rock WechterWhere: Leuven, BelgiumWhen: 4-7 JulyWhat: Mega rock festival with heavyweight line-upWho: Rammstein, Tame Impala, Vampire WeekendWhy: They publish all the times that bands are on stage in advance, so you don’t have to fork out even more cash on one of those lanyard thingys7. TomorrowlandWhere: 26-28 JulyWhen: Boom, BelgiumWhat: ‘A trippy technicolour fantasy’Who: Avicii, Knife Party, Armin Van BuurenWhy: It’s set in an amusement park, so you can go on the rollercoasters when you’ve had a few beers8. RoskildeWhere: Roskilde, DenmarkWhen: 29 June – 7 JulyWhat: Massive, famous music festival, once graced by Status QuoWho: Kris Kristofferson, KraftwerkWhy: To witness/take part in the annual Nude Run, the male and female winners of which win a ticket for next year9. SzigetWhere: Budapest, HungaryWhen: 5-12 AugustWhat: Europe’s biggest music festival, held on an island in the DanubeWho: Bad Religion, The CribsWhy: It goes on for a whole week (if that’s a good thing), and boasts ‘an electronically amplified, warped amusement park that has nothing to do with reality’ Related20 best music festivals 2014Forget Reading. How about Hellfest? 20 of the biggest, best and craziest music festivals in the world in 2014.Top 20 music festivals in 201220 of the biggest, best and the craziest music festivals in the worldReal Value Music Festivals: budget savvy music fans should head to PolandReal Value Music Festivals: budget savvy music fans should head to Poland The rest of the world16. Burning ManWhere: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USAWhen: 26 August – 2 SeptemberWhat: The daddy (or should that be Earth Mummy?) of far-out festivals. Makes Glastonbury look like The Proms, especially after a shandy or twoWho: ‘Burning Man isn’t your usual festival, with big acts booked to play on massive stages’, they sayWhy: $380 and they haven’t even booked The Kaiser Chiefs. Why indeed!17. Strings & SolWhere: Puerto Morelos, Mexico When: 11-15 DecemberWhat: As the name suggests, music and sunshine, by the beach on the Mayan RivieraWho: Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Greensky BluegrassWhy: You’ll be goin’ loco down in Acapulco,,, well, almost18. Craven Country JamboreeWhere: Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaWhen: 11-14 JulyWhat: ‘The World’s Greatest Country Music Festival’Who: Dixie Chicks, Randy TravisWhy: If Hank Williams was still with us today, he’d be there19. ShambhalaWhere: Nelson, British Columbia, CanadaWhen: 7-12 AugustWhat: Not for the faint-hearted! New Age-y electronic music festival held on a cattle ranch in the Canadian RockiesWho: Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts… Disco Dave!Why: To daub yourself in luminous paint and have a strange encounter with someone dressed as a nine-foot insect20. Fuji RockWhere: Naeba, Niigata, JapanWhen: 26-28 JulyWhat: Japan’s largest outdoor music event in a mountain setting, with forests and rivers between stages, and a cable carWho: My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, The CureWhy: For a festival experience so utterly different to Reading or V. For example, their website advises not to go near the bees’ nests. Watch out for the snakes, and the bears!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map UK1. GlastonbudgetWhere: Leicestershire, EnglandWhen: 24-26 MayWhat: Not just a bad pun, but a festival specialising in tribute bandsWho: Oasish, Green Date, The Fillers, Kins of Leon etc, etcWhy: Even better than the real thing? It”s certainly cheaper.2. The WickermanWhere: Dumfries & Galloway, ScotlandWhen: 26-27 JulyWhat: Glastonbury on a much smaller scaleWho: North Tyneside SteelbandWhy: To witness the burning of a big bloke made of straw3. RewindWhere: Perth, Scotland and Henley-on-Thames, EnglandWhen: 26-28 July and 16-18 AugustWhat: 80s-tastic retro festWho: Belinda Carlisle, Heaven 17, Level 42, Rick AstleyWhy: Because heaven is a place on Earth4. BloodstockWhere: Derbyshire, EnglandWhen: 8-11 AugustWhat: The UK’s biggest independent metal festivalWho: Anthrax, SlayerWhy: To cheer yourself up with a good headbang5. Festival No.6Where: Portmeirion, WalesWhen: 13-15 SeptemberWhat: ‘A festival like no other’Who: Manic Street Preachers, ChicWhy: The Don’t Tell Stories Magical Woodlands Trail
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