Recently, The Wood Brothers were forced to postpone and cancel a series of performances, with an unknown health issue plaguing one of its members. Today, Medeski Martin & Wood have followed suit, postponing a planned run of performances in New York, NY due to the hospitalization of bassist Chris Wood.Wood, a member of both bands, was hospitalized on tour with an intestinal blockage. He underwent surgery just last week, and, while the operation was successful, it means that the MMW shows will not happening as planned.The three night run at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY was scheduled for this week, October 18-20, but will now be rescheduled to January 16-18, 2017. The shows were meant to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary, as they formed in 1991 in New York City.We wish Chris Wood all the best on his road to recovery. You can see the band’s full statement below.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The Intermountain Power Agency, owner of the 1,800-MW coal-fired Intermountain power plant in Delta, Utah, has picked Black & Veatch Corp. as the chief engineering company to oversee the facility’s conversion into an 840-MW combined-cycle facility that will run initially on a mix of natural gas and hydrogen and will ultimately operate on hydrogen alone, the Kansas-based engineering and consulting firm announced June 3.The municipal power agency’s selection of Black & Veatch follows its recent order of advanced turbines from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc., which has a long track record of working with hydrogen-fired turbines at industrial sites, for the new plant. The two single-shaft combined-cycle units are designed to run on a mix of 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas upon completion in 2025, increasing to 100% hydrogen by 2045.Mitsubishi Hitachi is also working with Magnum Development LLC to create a renewable hydrogen generation and storage facility adjacent to the plant, part of a planned 1,000-MW multitechnology energy storage complex. The project partners aim to use excess renewable energy from across the Western U.S. to generate “green hydrogen” via electrolysis and store it in an existing underground salt dome beneath the power plant.The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which operates the Intermountain facility and is the largest buyer of its power, intends to use the converted plant to help meet California’s target to completely decarbonize all retail power sales in the state by 2045. Several other municipal utilities in California and Utah that currently purchase power from the coal-fired plant have agreed to purchase power from the re-powered project.“Using renewable energy in the form of green hydrogen will help California meet its zero-carbon state goals for 2045,” Brian Sheets, project manager with Black & Veatch’s power business, said in a statement. “The location in central Utah is also significant because the local geology provides the capability to store excess hydrogen in large underground caverns, and existing regional transmission infrastructure will serve as a hub for collecting and transporting renewable energy to southern California.”[Garrett Hering]More ($): Intermountain Power Agency selects firm for coal plant’s hydrogen conversion Conversion of 1,800MW Intermountain coal plant in Utah to 840MW gas-hydrogen facility moving forward
NORTH AMERICAN track maintenance experts and suppliers will be congregating in Kansas City, Missouri, this month, for the Expo 97 show organised by the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association. Running from September 7 to 10, Expo 97 will be held in the H Roe Bartle Hall of the Kansas City Convention Centre, with shuttle buses to and from an outdoor exhibition at Norfolk Southern’s North Kansas City yard.Most major suppliers of infrastructure maintenance and construction equipment will be present at Expo 97. Track welding specialist Holland will be presenting a computerised weld monitoring system on its stand, and its latest TrackStar track testing vehicle at the outdoor display. The Miner Enterprises stand will be featuring the remote-controlled version of the AggreGate air-actuated ballast hopper gate, with single and dual-cylinder models fitted to a ballast wagon on show at the outdoor exhibition. Pandrol Jackson will be demonstrating its RTI-10 24-channel portable rail flaw tester, with the System 1000 rail flaw detection truck and Stoneblower ballast injection machine (p595) on show at North Kansas City. Stanley Hydraulic Tools will be complementing its indoor static display with outdoor demonstrations of its rail drills, rail saws, grinders, spike drivers and impact wrenches. Small machinery is also offered by Ballast Tools Inc. Zeta-Tech Associates will be featuring its software for facilities management, maintenance planning and real-time data acquisition.Track material suppliers exhibiting at Expo 97 include Pohl Corporation, displaying rail, spikes and switch stands with ’back-saver’ handles. Rail fastenings specialists A&K Railroad Materials, L B Foster and Pandrol Inc will be participating, as will switch and crossing suppliers ABC Rail Products and VAE Nortrak, and buffer stop manufacturer Western-Cullen-Hayes Inc. Level crossing manufacturers Omni Products Inc and Premier Concrete Railroad Crossings will be exhibiting, as will concrete sleeper supplier CXT Inc and Cleveland Track Material. Amongst the contractors present, Loram Maintenance of Way will be using interactive CD-ROM kiosks to present its range of services. Other track machine specialists include Geismar – Modern Track Machinery and Chemetron True Temper. Operations and maintenance contractor Herzog Contracting Corp will have details of its various projects, which include a contract to operate the Tri-Rail commuter service in Florida.Conference programmeThe Roadmasters & Maintenance of Way Association of America and the American Railway Bridge & Building Association are holding their annual joint technical conference in conjunction with Expo 97 . The theme for 1997 is ’Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century’. Papers presented to the joint session on September 8 will discuss the reconstruction and reopening of BNSF’s Stampede Pass line in Washington state, the Alameda Corridor project in Los Angeles (p609) and safety improvement trends in maintenance-of-way equipment. oFor show details contactREMSA, 210 Little Falls Street, Suite 100Falls Church, Virginia 22046, USATel: +1 703 241 8514Fax: +1 703 241 8589
I have to admit I was a little disappointed in this year?s Super Bowl.Oh, wait, I mean I was disappointed in the Super Bowl commercials.On the contrary, the game itself left little to be upset about. Even you bummed-out Beantowners have to give credit to the fact that it was entertaining for four quarters. It was much closer than ?experts? predicted and came nowhere close to the 12-point spread Vegas oddsmakers set. From wire to wire, it was an even match. In fact, it was the closest margin of victory since (ironically) the Patriots defeated the Eagles in 2005.Perhaps the greatest thing about Super Bowl XLII, however, was that it ended New England?s perfect season. No more talks of perfection. Nothing more said about how godly Bill Belichick is. No more self-righteous Pats fans.That?s right. A 16-0 regular season and two playoff wins all mean nothing now for Tom Brady and Co. They lost the big one.As a self-proclaimed Patriots hater (although I know I?m not the only one), I finally have the chance to gloat at the expense of the Pats. For 18 weeks, everyone was saying that New England was clearly the best team in the NFL, and possibly the best team ever.None of that mattered Sunday, though, as Eli Manning led an improbable upset over the once-perfect Patriots as brother Peyton ? winner of last year?s Super Bowl MVP ? watched from the press box.You see, it doesn?t matter how many regular season games you win if you can?t seal the deal and win the Lombardi Trophy at the end. The 1972 Dolphins can celebrate now, as they are the only team to make it an entire season, Super Bowl and all, without a blemish on their record. I can guarantee you the Pats would exchange this loss for a regular season one in a heartbeat.Usually, people only remember the Super Bowl winner, but in this case it?s more likely the Patriots will live on as the biggest disappointment in Super Bowl history. The Giants weren?t even supposed to make the playoffs. Now they?re on top of the world.Aside from the stingy New York defense that sacked Brady five times and the poise of Eli Manning, one other factor can be looked at as to how seemingly invincible New England left Phoenix as losers. I call this the ?Jessica Simpson Effect.?Before the game, the Fox cameras were showing notable celebrities in attendance, as can be expected for the Super Bowl. The aforementioned Peyton Manning was there, as were LL Cool J, Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy, Pamela Anderson and Giselle Bundchen. For those of you that don?t know, Bundchen is a Victoria?s Secret model and the girlfriend of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.So what?s the big deal if a model wants to come and watch her boy toy attempt to make history?Usually, nothing. But this season, as Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has shown us, it?s a bad idea to bring your lady friend to the game, lest you buckle under the pressure of her watchful eyes.Whenever Jessica Simpson ?Romo?s honey ?came to watch him play, he performed poorly. The media made a big deal out of it for whatever reason, but nonetheless, the story took off. According to an article on MSNBC.com, Brady even went as far as to give advice to Romo, telling him to forbid Simpson from coming to his games. The story even said that Bundchen was not planning on making the trip to Phoenix for the Super Bowl.Maybe she should have stayed home.OK, so I don?t really think that the supermodel?s presence caused New England?s poster boy to complete just one touchdown and lose his first Super Bowl in four tries. But it?s as good of an explanation as I can come up with.Who would have thought dating a supermodel could have a downside?Tyler Mason is a junior majoring in journalism. Send him your predictions for Super Bowl XLIII (it won?t be the Packers, sorry) to [email protected]