Vulfpeck Announces 15 Dates For 2017 Tour

first_imgVulfpeck has only hit the road for a continuous amount of time once before, in support of their Sleepify efforts, in which the band used Spotify to raise funds for an admission-free tour by releasing a ten-track silent album. Their growing cyber fan base was instructed to play the album on repeat overnight, which generated $20,000 in royalties and ultimately funded Vulfpeck’s first and only real tour in 2014. Since then, the band has made clear that they are not interested in spending time on the road, but rather to play big shows in various cities.Today, the Michigan-bred quartet announced their first, real tour in 2017. They’ll be heading to Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Portland, Denver, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Francisco from May 1 through June 7. This is a truly historical moment, as the band who never toured will now take their most recent release A Beautiful Game on the road with them for what is sure to be an incredible run. We can’t help but hope that fellow Vulf collaborators like Cory Wong, Antwaun Stanley, and Joey Dosik will be there too.VULFPECK SHOWS:01 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN02 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN04 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL05 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL08 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON09 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON12 MAY 2017 Michigan TheaterAnn Arbor, MI26 MAY 2017 Crystal BallroomPortland, OR30 MAY 2017 Ogden TheatreDenver, CO31 MAY 2017 Red RocksMorrison, CO02 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA03 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA04 JUN 2017 The ObservatorySanta Ana, CA06 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CA07 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CAFor more information and tickets, head to the band’s website. Check out their social announcement below:last_img read more

Premier agrees discount in buying BP’s North Sea assets

first_imgNamely, cashpayable at completion is reduced to $210 million while estimated revisedabandonment obligations are reduced to around $240 million pre-tax from around $600million. ARCM initially opposed the acquisition of both BP and Dana assets and even requested from the court to prevent the implementation of such a proposal via a scheme of arrangement. In January, Premier Oil made agreements to buy the Andrew Area and Shearwater assets from BP for $625 million. At the time,the company said that the proposed acquisitions would be funded via a $500million equity raise, which has been fully underwritten on a standby basis,existing cash resources and, if required, an acquisition bridge facility of$300 million. The companyalso announced it would be buying an additional 25 per cent interest in its TolmountArea from Dana for $191 million, plus contingent payments of up to $55 million. Tony Durrant, Premier CEO, said: “We are pleased to have agreed revised terms with BP for the proposed acquisition of the Andrew Area and Shearwater assets, which are materially value-accretive for the company. In its statement on Friday however, the company said that the amended terms for the Andrew Area and Shearwater acquisitions were agreed in principle. The companyalso said that it would be issuing 82.2 million new shares, representing 8.91per cent of the enlarged group, to ARCM for 26.69p per share, a 9.64 per centdiscount to the volume-weighted average price over the last five days. In Friday’sstatement, Premier said that ARCM opted to withdraw its appeal of the court’sjudgment approving the schemes.center_img Principalterms are being discussed with a subset of Premier’s creditors to waive its financialcovenants through to 30 September and provide continued access to its revolvingcredit facilities. Once agreed and finalised, the terms will be put to thewider creditor group for approval. The court held a hearing in January in connection with the schemes required to implement the proposed UK North Sea acquisitions, related funding arrangements, and extension of its credit facilities, at which the court granted Premier’s request to start the scheme process. Privately-ownedasset management firm ARCM also supported the BP acquisitions and the agreementwith the creditors through a lender consent process. The proceedsfrom the issuing will be used to fund part of the proposed BP acquisitions. Oil and gas company Premier Oil has agreed revised terms for the acquisitions of the Andrew Area and Shearwater assets from British oil major BP. According toPremier’s January statement, the acquisitions have an effective date of 1 January2019, and completion of all three acquisitions is expected to occur by the endof 3Q 2020. “The stable platform agreement once agreed with and approved by lenders, will provide a basis for the company to continue discussions regarding proposed amendments to the group’s existing credit facilities“.last_img read more

Battle : Franklin and Marshall coach Robinson’s storied career influenced by UNC great Smith

first_img Comments Published on February 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Sitting in his room at the Carolina Inn 35 years ago, Glenn Robinson spent hours scribbling down every piece of advice he was given in a conversation he almost couldn’t believe took place. A young coach at the time, he didn’t want to forget anything.The opportunity to spend a night asking Dean Smith questions about coaching may not ever come again.‘I made very few notes while I was sitting there talking to him,’ Robinson said. ‘But I stayed up almost all night writing down everything I said and what I learned during that time.’Whatever Smith said took effect on Robinson, who was only about five years into his own head coaching career at Franklin and Marshall College. Thirty-five years later, the advice ingrained in his mind, Robinson sits as the career wins leader in Division III with an 804-301 record. Robinson is one of the most successful coaches in NCAA basketball history, and when he thinks about how he got to this point, that conversation plays a pivotal part.Those two hours Robinson spent with Smith taught him more about coaching than he learned in his life up until that point. They sat on the floor of the hotel, Robinson asking questions he knew were general and far beneath the level of Smith’s knowledge. But with every one of those easy, general questions came a response only a coaching legend could come up with.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I really wasn’t smart enough to ask a better question the right way,’ Robinson said. ‘But I was smart enough to realize what was happening. That he was answering these questions like three and four levels beyond what I asked. And it was just unbelievable.’Robinson soaked in the information and picked Smith’s brain as best he could. At one point, Robinson asked how many players he should keep on a team. The obvious answer was 15 because that’s how many scholarships teams offered at the time. Instead, Smith told him any beyond eight better be great kids who would hustle in practice knowing they wouldn’t get much playing time.The conversation capped off a four-day trip to North Carolina, where Robinson watched Smith coach the Tar Heels during practices. But speaking to him one-on-one without interruptions was where Robinson learned the most. Robinson took those notes that listed as much of the advice as he could remember and added it to his own career.‘I’ve done it for the past 35 years, so I don’t think I need to consciously think of it,’ Robinson said. ‘Whenever anybody asks me about it, I remember it vividly.’He might not have to think about it, but it’s as much a part of his success as the games and players themselves. And when it comes to the players, they know they have to give Robinson everything they have because it’s what he demands. In a lot of ways, it’s been a challenge for the Diplomat teams he’s coached since 1971.Junior guard Georgio Milligan said it’s not always the easiest thing to play for Robinson because it’s a struggle to meet his expectations. Those demands separate the players who see playing time and the ones who sit on the bench.‘If you’re not performing to what you’re capable of, you’re not going to play,’ Milligan said. ‘All the yelling and the criticism, it’s constructive. So if you don’t take it and get the gist of what he’s saying besides the yelling, it’s pretty easy to fall to the sideline and not even want to play anymore.’Robinson’s lifestyle, though, doesn’t match his coaching style. The man who screams at his players in practice lives in a farmhouse down a small road about 30 minutes outside Lancaster, Pa.When he brought the Diplomats to his house after the season a couple of years ago, forward James McNally couldn’t believe what his coach calls home. Seeing Robinson, one of the most well-known people in the area, living on a farm in what felt like the middle of nowhere was far from what he expected.‘I think that was the funniest moment. … Coach lives like a half an hour away in a lot of wide-open land,’ McNally said. ‘I wasn’t expecting that way out there.’On the court during practice, there’s nothing laid-back about Robinson. Like Smith, Robinson knows every player has to earn game time. So every player on Robinson’s teams, especially beyond the eighth, has to maximize his potential. It’s that advice that Smith gave him manifesting itself in Robinson-run practices.It’s worked for 40 years. But when Robinson thinks back over all those winning seasons, those two hours with Smith is what stand out. With every win, that conversation becomes more meaningful.Robinson knows exactly how much Smith’s words led to what transpired in the ensuing 35 years.‘I remember at the time, while I appreciated it,’ Robinson said, ‘I didn’t appreciate it to the magnitude to which I do now.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more