University of Warwick Freshers in Warwick were conned into paying £400 this week for briefcases filled with bottled water. In four separate incidents, the students were stopped in the street and offered expensive new laptops at knock-down prices, only to find – once the money had changed hands – that the briefcase contained six bottles of Evian and an ‘insulting note’ from the vendors. Rough.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003
[H/T Loudwire] On a recent episode of the podcast Coming Alive hosted by Barry Michels and Paul Stutz, guitar virtuoso and former Guns N’ Roses member Buckethead revealed that he’s been struggling with a life-threatening heart condition. In the hourlong episode, he revealed that he has had an ongoing “heart problem where my heart beats out of rhythm,” though recently, the condition has worsened, to the point where doctors warned he was on the brink of having a stroke. During the interview, he talked about a heart surgery he recently underwent as well, though procedure did not seem to help his condition.Bootsy Collins And Buckethead Have A Collaborative Album In The WorksUnsurprisingly, the prolific guitarist who has already recorded over 300 studio albums at the age of 48 also noted that following his surgery, while he was bedridden the day after the procedure, he recorded a new album. During the interview, Buckethead also elaborated on the surgery, “They suggested I had a thing called an ablation, they go in and freeze your heart. It’s supposed to do something with the nerves, because they said my heart was fine, but it could be a genetic thing, they didn’t really know. I had that procedure, and it didn’t really stop it, and I’m still dealing with it. I take medication, which is tough, because I never took anything my whole life, although if I eat food or drink something that’s probably worse anyway (laughs). So it’s been really difficult, because it’s scary because it comes on. Even walking across a room is difficult, luckily the medication I’m thankful for, because it’s kept it from going berserk, but it’s pretty intense.”Celebrate Les Claypool’s Birthday By Watching Him, Bernie Worrell, Buckethead, & Brain Jam [Full Show]While this is terrifying news for anyone to receive, Buckethead seems to be taking his medical condition in stride, adding, “It seems like now I’m letting this thing sort of exist now in me, I can’t really escape it. . . . it definitely kind of scares me, but I also see that it is also doing a lot of good, because I need to do all of the things I want to do. . . . I could be gone tomorrow, anybody could be gone, but that’s a heavy experience. I want to play right now, and I want to play that experience.”Buckethead Plays Star Wars Medley In Colorado [Video]Live For Live Music is sending love to Buckethead and wishing him the best of health during his recovery process. You can listen to the full Coming Alive podcast below.
[Cover photo via Electric Forest website] Last night, after beginning to leak their lineup through puzzles at a November pop-up show, Electric Forest announced the initial artist lineups for both of their festival weekends next summer, set to take place June 21- June 24 and June 28 – July 1, respectively. This marks the event’s second year in its expanded, two-weekend format.Electric Forest Starts Unveiling 2018 Lineup With Crazy Puzzles At Pop-Up ConcertThe 2018 Electric Forest headliners include two weekends of host band The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, GRiZ Live Band, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and Zhu. Galantis will join the bill for weekend one, and Marshmello and Testpilot (Deadmau5‘s live mixed techno project) will be added for weekend two. Other weekend one-only acts include Lil Dicky, Green Velvet, Jauz, Keys N Krates, Washed Out, A Tribe Called Red, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Devin The Dude, Maddy O’Neal, Shook Twins, and a DJ set from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Other Second weekend-only additions include Datsik, Get Real, Rezz, SuperDuperKyle, Fruition, and many more.The rest of the two-weekend acts include Bonobo (Live), Chromeo, Cut Copy, The Glitch Mob, Xavier Rudd, Aqueous, Big Something, Cherub, Desert Dwellers, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Emancipator, Eoto, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Manic Focus, Marvel Years, Muzzy Bearr, Natalie Cressman, Noname, PHO, Sinkane, Sunsquabi, Space Jesus, The Main Squeeze, The Nth Power, The Russ Liquid Test, The Werks, Too Many Zooz, Toubab Krewe, Turkuaz, and a slew of others.Wristbands and Lodging Packages for both weekends will be available to all on December 15, and 2018 Loyalty On Sales begin for returning Forest Family as soon as December 7. For more information on loyalty tickets and more, head here.You can check out the full artist announcement from Electric Forest below. For more information on the 2018 events, head to the Electric Forest website.
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Image source: DamenDamen Shipyards Group has introduced a Water Injection Dredger (WID), courtesy of a plug & play system aboard a Damen Multi Cat. “Damen invented the Multi Cat as the ideal dredge support vessel – what I like to think of as floating work bench – for Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD). This is a logical step forward for a platform that has dredging in its DNA,” said Damen Product Director Dredging, Olivier Marcus.The Multi Cat is typically used to assist CSDs on dredging projects, carrying out tasks such as anchor shifting and cutter teeth replacement.Damen realized that, with the addition of dredging components, the Multi Cat might actually be able to take on dredging functionality in a manner that proves the rule ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’.In the words of Mr Marcus: “This is not just the equipment, this is one plus one equals three.”This is not the first time the Multi Cat has demonstrated such versatility. In the past Damen has already fitted DOP pumps or a plough on the stern A-frame to carry out sand mining and maintenance dredging activities.The Multi Cat WID dredger will take a different approach. By injecting the silt with high volume, but low pressure water, the accumulated soil will become a density flow and by utilizing the current and/ or gradient the silt will be removed from ports and waterways including rivers and channels, offering a cost effective, sustainable approach to dredging.The dredger will be fitted with a Damen Dredge Pump – a wear resistant piece of equipment that is built to just keep going in the toughest of working environments.[mappress mapid=”24983″]
Press Association Paolo Di Canio’s summer revolution fell flat at the Stadium of Light as Pajtim Kasami headed a second-half winner to snatch three improbable points in a 1-0 victory for Fulham. Cape Verde international Cabral looked most impressive, drilling two long-range shots wide, while right-back Ondrej Celustka hit a rising half-volley which was tipped over by Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. But for all their first-half fluency the Black Cats clearly lacked some cutting edge and they faded in the second period as Martin Jol’s men, marshalled superbly by captain Brede Hangeland in the centre of defence, hung on for victory. Cabral, a talismanic influence in the middle for the home side, hit an early chance wide before Fulham’s hopes were hit by the loss of former Sunderland defender Kieran Richardson due to injury with just 19 minutes on the clock. Richardson’s exit seemed to sentence Fulham to even deeper defending as they were pinned back for long periods by the pace of Adam Johnson and Italian Emanuele Giaccherini down the flanks. But if front men Stephane Sessegnon and Jozy Altidore – fresh from a midweek hat-trick for the United States – lacked a little cutting edge up front, the same could not be said for Cabral, who hammered another long-range effort narrowly wide after 27 minutes. Giaccherini, lively but occasionally lost on the left, drifted in-field to pick up a pass from Johnson and hit a hard left-foot effort straight at new Fulham keeper Stekelenburg just past the half-hour. And the quietly efficient Celustka came close to turning up the volume two minutes later when he unleashed a rising half-volley from 25 yards which Stekelenburg had to stretch to tip over the bar. And as if to emphasise the paucity of the visitors’ efforts, their almost anonymous debutant Adel Taarabt flipped a feeble free-kick into the Sunderland wall in the last act of what, from their point of view, had been a forgettable half. But the visitors snatched their lead out of nowhere on 50 minutes when Duff floated in his set-piece from the left and Kasami rose highest to nod past Keiren Westwood – who had been rendered a virtual spectator until that point. The goal shocked Sunderland back into action and they responded with a succession of near-misses, Johnson shovelling a shot wide, Duff picking the ball off Altidore’s feet in the box and Sebastian Larsson plopping a poor free-kick into the Fulham wall. And Sunderland spurned an even better chance in the 65th minute when Altidore was picked out by John O’Shea in the box and the striker swivelled past Aaron Hughes before firing just wide of Stekelenburg’s right-hand post. Stekelenburg denied Altidore at close range in the 75th minute but it was to be his last act of the game as he appeared to injure his shoulder in the process and was replaced by the visitors’ substitute keeper David Stockdale. Sunderland’s attacking forays became more unfocused as time ticked by but substitute Ji Dong-won wasted a golden chance to equalise in the last minute of normal time when he headed wide. Swiss youth international Kasami converted the simplest of chances to score his first goal since joining the Cottagers in 2011, rising at the far post to nod in a corner from Damien Duff. It was Fulham’s only real chance of a game which the home side had dominated, with a number of the five new Di Canio signings on show coming close to breaking the deadlock in the first period.
Shane Hudson, Jamaica’s sole para-athlete to the 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix – also known as the Laterias CAIXA Athletics Open Championships, mined gold yesterday in the 400 metres T47, with a season’s best of 49.73.Watson will now turn his attention to competing in the 200m event today and the Super Challenge Race tomorrow, which will see the top eight competitors by times, from all the rated classes, competing for overall honours.This is the first time that a Jamaican para-athlete is competing in a Grand Prix meet staged by the International Paralympic Committee.Shane is using the meet to assess his preparation for the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships set for London, England in July.