Tool’s First New Album Since 2006 Is Recorded And Being Mixed, Says Maynard James Keenan

first_imgOver the past few years, news about a new Tool album—what would be their first LP since 2006’s 10,000 Days—has periodically made its way through the Internet grapevine. Now, according to a Friday tweet from frontman Maynard James Keenan, it appears that the elusive new Tool record is close to completion. As Keenan notes, the vocals are tracked, and they are now in the process of mixing the album. You can see the tweet below: At times discouraging, at other times encouraging, progress on the new Tool release has been inching along for some time. Plans became more concrete when Keenan revealed plans last year to reunite with his bandmates in the studio to record music he’d been working on. At that point in February of 2018, he had finished writing the words and melodies to all but one of the new tracks, according to Consequence of Sound. Then, guitarist Adam Jones chimed in that recording of the new album would happen in March.As March 2018 went on, Jones posted a short video clip from a studio on Instagram with the caption, “Day 1.” Later, Jones posted a photo that confirms audio engineer “Immortan Evil Joe Barresi,” who mixed Tool’s 10,000 Days, as the man behind the console for the recording session. Marking the first new music since that 2006 album, Jones joked in the post: “Our first choice was Phil Spector – but he has other conflicting work obligations.”Tool has also been announced on a number of festival lineups for 2019. For a full list of upcoming Tool dates, head to their website here.With Keenan’s new update, we’re feeling pretty confident about the prospect of new Tool in 2019.[H/T AV Club]last_img read more

Flexible leadership helped save Boston Marathon bombing victims

first_img Read Full Story On the afternoon of April 13, 2013, after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, scores of severely injured people were rushed to hospitals across the city. Although three people died at the scene and many had life-threatening injuries, everyone who was transported to a hospital lived.How was it that so many people were able to survive?A new study outlines some of the challenges that arose in Boston hospitals in the wake of the bombing, as well as successes. One of the key reasons why so many lives were saved, the researchers found, was the high level of flexibility and autonomous decision-making among physician leaders.The study involved experts from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI)—a joint venture of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership—and colleagues from Boston hospitals and several Israeli institutions. Since the bombing, NPLI—which focuses on equipping leaders for crises—has been studying the tragedy, hoping to draw useful lessons.“We study crises and we teach leaders for times of crises,” said Leonard Marcus, lecturer on public health practice at Harvard Chan School, co-director of NPLI, and a study author. “This was one of many events we follow. The difference here was that this was in our own backyard.”last_img read more

DNV GL: LNG as Marine Fuel Has Potential in Iberian Peninsula

first_imgAs the interest towards LNG as a marine fuel increases, one of the main obstacles to the accelerated uptake is the uncertainty regarding future market volumes of LNG, according to a market study by DNV GL.The classification society has addressed this issue in the study on the future LNG market in the Iberian Peninsula, as part of driving the development of an EU-wide network of LNG refuelling points.DNV GL conducted the market study on behalf of the six-year CORE LNGas hive project, which aims to provide an investment plan for LNG fuelling in Spain and Portugal. The EUR 33 million project is coordinated by Enagas, and co-funded by the European Commission.The study has forecasted the potential future demand for LNG as a ship fuel and the required future infrastructure for the areas around Spain and Portugal, covering the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Gibraltar Strait peripherical regions. The results of DNV GL’s analyses have contributed to the CORE LNGas Hive project’s recommendations for the development of the LNG supply chain infrastructure, involving over 40 ports in the project area.“Through this market study we now have a strong decision basis to prepare the supply side on the Iberian Peninsula in meeting future demand for LNG bunkering at competitive conditions,” Fernando Impuesto, CORE LNGas hive project coordinator from Enagas, said.The study has revealed a huge potential for LNG as a marine fuel that will utilize the current spare capacity of the existing LNG import terminals. The consolidated quantitative results show that by 2030 up to 2 million m³/y of LNG is to be bunkered by ships and by 2050 approximately 8 million m³/y of LNG.last_img read more

Miami Heat sink Clippers behind Ray Allen’s late shots

first_imgDoc Rivers didn’t need to be reminded. After all, before the Clippers and Miami Heat met Wednesday and Staples Center, Rivers talked of the respect he had for Ray Allen and his ability to hit the big shot, no matter how Allen’s day was going.Afterward, Rivers was almost cursing himself from talking Allen up.With a two-point lead, less than a minute left, the shot clock under 3 seconds, and there’s Allen with the ball in the corner.“Let me say this,” Rivers said. “When he caught it, I knew nothing good was about to happen.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Not for the Clippers. Allen’s 3-pointer went in with 42.4 seconds to go, giving the Heat just enough breathing room to hold off the outmanned Clippers, 116-112.Jamal Crawford hit a jumper to pull the Clippers within 109-107 with 1:04 left, but as Rivers has seen so many times when they were in Boston, it was Allen and not LeBron James or Dwyane Wade who came through.Meanwhile, the Clippers were trying to get by with a two-man game of Blake Griffin and Crawford.Griffin finished with a season-high 43 points and added 15 rebounds and six assists. Crawford had 31 points and six assists, but Miami countered with seven players scoring in double figures.James led the way with 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, Chris Bosh and Allen had 15 each and Shane Battier and Wade had 14. center_img “You hear all this other stuff about these other teams — Miami’s the team to beat. Period,” Rivers said. “And that’s the way we look at it.”The Clippers were limited by the absence of guard J.J. Redick, who is nursing a hip injury among other things. That pushed Crawford into the starting lineup, which meant an infusion of offense for the first unit but left the reserves high and dry.“There are no moral victories,” Rivers said. “I told our guys I was very happy at the fight that we had. We had so many chances to let go of the rope during the game and we kept fighting. In the long run, that’s going to be good for our team, it says a lot about our team and we’ve come back and won some of these games.“We just had too many mistakes.”The Clippers, opening a five-game homestand, committed 20 turnovers, 18 of them coming in the first three periods. The Heat built a 19-point lead in the first half, then had a 17-point lead in the second half.But the minutes were wearing on the Clippers, who had four starters play more than 40 minutes, with Crawford playing all but a minute and a half.“We had to. We were down 18 points and needed our scoring in,” Rivers said. “You don’t go to your bench and look for them to pull you out of an 18-point hole.”The Clippers’ bench took only six shots, made one and scored five points. It didn’t help that forward Hedo Turkoglu had to leave in the first half with a bruised knee.“Teams like the Heat, San Antonio, they have the ultimate trust in each other, in their systems, in their rotations,” Rivers said. “They very rarely make a mistake. In fact, you can tell when they make a mistake because they look at each like they want to kill each other.”The Heat, starting a six-game West Coast road swing, were at least opening with a bit of respect for the Clippers, the leaders in the Pacific Division.“Griffin is having a fantastic year, probably as good as he’s played his entire career,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I think they’ve responded well to the adversity and that’s what great teams do.“They’re an elite team, they’re playing great basketball right now without (Chris Paul). They’re another level when they have him.”The Clippers have been learning to deal with being among the elites in the West, taking shots from teams every night. Of course, it’s nothing like the Heat have to face on a regular basis.“Ultimately, if you handle it the right way it’s a good thing,” Spoelstra said. “That’s the reality of what our situation is and you’ve got to embrace it. Every single night you know there’s going to be great competition. As a competitor, that’s what you want. You don’t want games where you can sleepwalk through them.“When you get the opponent’s best game every single night, that prepares you for when it matters most.”last_img read more