Daft Punk Is Reportedly In The Studio Working On New Music

first_imgWe haven’t heard much from Daft Punk since the release of their multiple Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories in 2013. But it looks like that may be changing soon. In an interview with Billboard, Republic Records executive Wendy Goldstein was asked a question about what artists she’s always wanted to work with, and answered–rather nonchalantly–with some exciting news: “Actually, we [Goldstein and fellow hitmaker Ron Perry] have a session coming up in two days with The Weeknd and Daft Punk. I’m a massive Daft Punk fan, and this is the first time that I’ve actually been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.”While this is the only information we have about the reported session, this is definitely exciting news for fans of both The Weeknd and Daft Punk. Watch the full video below (or skip to  2:39 for Goldstein’s comment):[h/t – YourEDM]last_img read more

Video: Wavepiston deployment at DanWEC

first_imgWavepiston has released a video showing the recent redeployment of its wave energy device prototype off the coast of Denmark.Wavepiston’s device is comprised of a 120-meter long steel wire stretched between two anchored buoys.The string currently has one energy collector mounted onboard, while the second is expected to be added soon, the Danish wave energy develioper Wavepiston said.In total, the prototype system will house 8 optimized energy collectors, with the expected power output of 12kW.It works as the moving plates pump seawater into pipe which leads it to a turbine that produces electricity.The device hit the waters of DanWEC testing center on May 11, 2017.last_img read more

Drewry: Asia-West Africa Trade on Recovery Path

first_imgThe outlook for the Asia-West Africa trade is improving, but there is much ground still to recover, shipping consultancy Drewry said.Container throughput during the third quarter of this year in the southbound Asia to West Africa trade grew at its fastest rate since the last period of 2014, rising by 7% year-on-year.This built on the 3% growth recorded in the second quarter, which marked the first upswing in over two years. The latest figures yielded a year-to-date growth rate of 3.2% with volumes landing just over 900,000 TEU after nine months.As this trade is highly exposed to the vagaries of the oil market, with the major oil exporting nations in West Africa being highly dependent on foreign exchange earnings to fund imports, the rise in container volumes seen in 2017, therefore, can be partly attributed to the rising oil market.Prompted by improving volumes and freight rates, operators in the Asia-West Africa trade introduced a large slug of additional capacity to the market from August, which led a drop of 25% in the value of spot market freight rates.Looking forward, this trade is set to see similar volumes in 2018 as well, with some modest growth potential.“While the demand outlook is improving there is little reason to expect any great surge in inbound volumes into West Africa next year. Having got greedy, carriers will be more wary of adding too much capacity to this trade in one hit in the future,” Drewry concluded.last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: March 25, 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. Rena Kliewer — Case No: 16 CR 56.Date of birth: 1977. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: January 5 – 22, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Kliewer is accused of engaging in at least 12 transactions where she collected money from selling drinks to patrons and placing the sales proceeds in her tip jar instead of the cash register while working at the Kansas Star Casino. ———State of Kansas v. Dawnielle Pinaire — Case No: 16 CR 58.Date of birth: 1994. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 2, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession Methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Gallegos is accused of possessing a baggy containing methamphetamine in his pocket when he was arrested at the Kansas Star Casino. ———State of Kansas v. Callie Reilly — Case No: 16 CR 59.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Caldwell.Date of alleged crime: March 4, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal deprivation of property, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Reilly is accused of taking a family member’s car keys without permission and putting them in her purse then trying to leave. After fighting over the car keys, Reilly allegedly pushed the family member who was trying to take the keys because she thought she was under the influence of a drug. She then allegedly pushed, punched and scratched a second person causing her wrist to bleed.———State of Kansas v. David Yakubu — Case No: 16 CR 60.Date of birth: 1991. Address: Dallas, Texas.Date of alleged crime: March 7, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Yakubu is accused of having a small amount of marijuana in a bag on the seat beside him and more marijuana in a jar inside a sack in the trunk of the vehicle that also contained a birthday card saying Happy 25th. ———State of Kansas v. Michael Don Webb — Case No: 16 CR 61.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 5, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Unlawful use of driver’s license, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Webb is accused of getting into the Kansas Star Casino using another driver’s license card. When apprehended, allegedly, Webb had methamphetamine in a glass smoking pipe in his pocket. ———State of Kansas v. Clint Eric Smith — Case No: 16 CR 62.Date of birth: 1978. Address: Belle PlaineDate of alleged crime: Feb. 25, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Smith is accused of fighting with another person. When the other person grabbed one of two cell phones off the table and was taking it to the bedroom, Smith allegedly pursued her, grabbed her, put her in a bear hug and grabbed her arm to take away the cell phone. ———State of Kansas v. Joshua Asbury — Case No: 16 CR 63.Date of birth: 1992. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: Oct. 23, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Asbury is accused of stealing shoes, which he was wearing on his feet when he left Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  He also allegedly had a glass meth pipe, straw and razor blade on him.———State of Kansas v. Julianna Tomlin— Case No: 16 CR 64.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Argonia. Date of alleged crime: Sometime between Jan. 4 and Jan. 14, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Criminal use of financial card, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Tomlin is accused stealing a credit card from a desk drawer in an office at Raymond Frye Office in Wellington and several days later destroying the same card. She allegedly bought $22.50 in fuel at Casey’s Convenience Store; $5.92 in store merchandise at Casey’s; $24.86 in fuel at Dillon’s fuel pump; and $29.86 in grocery merchandise at Wellington’s Dillon’s. ———State of Kansas v. Jack Lee Conway— Case No: 16 CR 65.Date of birth: 1987. Address: Wichita. Date of alleged crime: March 3, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Conway is accused of punching fellow inmates Mark Mullins and Stewart Erwins during an argument at the Sumner County Jail. ———State of Kansas v. Amber Burden— Case No: 16 CR 66.Date of birth: 1980. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 8, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession cocaine, Level 5 drug felony. Case description: Burden is accused of having a small quantity of marijuana in her house when a Wellington Police officer went to her house to investigate a report made at the school. She then allegedly had a glass smoking pipe in her house and the narcotic drug cocaine in her pocket when she was arrested on March 8, 2016. ———State of Kansas v. Johnny Good— Case No: 16 CR 67.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 7, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Burglary of dwelling, Level 7 felony. Count 2 — Theft of firearm, level 9 felony. Count 3 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 4 — Criminal damage to property, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Good is accused of entering a dwelling in Belle Plaine and stealing a Ruger American .308 Rifle with scope. He also allegedly stole 3 RCA tablets, LG G-Pad, 10.1 LTE, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Google Nexus 6P phone, TV remote, Minnie Mouse purse and other items with a total value of about $2,000. While trying to get into the home, Good and his accomplice allegedly broke the lock on the back door and pried open half the gun safe inside the house. ———State of Kansas v. David Armand — Case No: 16 CR 69.Date of birth: 1990. Address: Willow Springs, Missouri.Date of alleged crime: March 10, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Driving while suspended or revoked, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Armand is accused of driving a motor vehicle upon a public road in the city of Caldwell at at time when her Kansas driving privileges were revoked. He is also accused of having a glass pipe with methamphetamine in his car.last_img read more