Pearl Jam Sets a Ticking Clock Countdown on Website

first_imgThere’s a countdown. We don’t know why or what for but its causing a buzz. Having recently re-vamped their entire website, Pearl Jam has included a digital countdown on their main page that will end sometime next Monday. Some are speculating that the countdown is for the release of their new single which is reportedly to be called “Mind Your Manners”, but some full on tour dates would be just as welcome, if not more, as the only scheduled dates at the moment are their upcoming Chicago and Ontario Canada shows. I guess we will just have to wait until Monday, until then your guess is as good as ours.[via GlideMagazine.com]last_img read more

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Foo Fighters Reportedly Rebooked For Major Headlining Gig A Year In Advance

first_imgAfter being forced to cancel their headlining slot at Glastonbury this weekend due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg, the Foo Fighters have reportedly already been slated to headline next year’s festival.Foo Fighters Want To Only Make Concept Albums From Now OnAccording to NME, an undisclosed source told The Sun, “Dave was beyond gutted about pulling out of Glastonbury, especially at such short notice. But [festival organizer] Michael [Eavis] was quick to book him for next year as he’s desperate for the Foos to headline. He knows they’ll go down a storm at Glasto. Dave agreed within seconds.”In the meantime, Florence and the Machine will take over for the band at the major UK festival this weekend while Dave Grohl recovers.last_img read more

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Metalloinvest to sell rail business to Globaltrans

first_imgRUSSIA: An agreement for private rail freight company Globaltrans to buy the Metalloinvesttrans rail activities of iron ore producer Metalloinvest for US$540m was announced on April 27. The transaction will be financed from Globaltrans’ own funds and credit facilities, and subject to regulatory approvals is expected to close at the end of May.MIT handled 44·2 million tonnes in 2011, primarily metallurgical traffic, with adjusted revenue of US$344m and EBITDA of US$140m. As of December 31 2011 it had a fleet of 9 202 wagons, of which it owned 8 256. The acquisition includes an agreement for Globaltrans to handle all Metalloinvest’s rail traffic in the first year, and have first refusal on 60% of its requirements during the following two years. ‘It is increasingly important to have the scale and resources to maximise efficiency and profitability, and be able to meet the needs of large cargo owners’, said Globaltrans CEO Sergey Maltsev. ‘We have made it clear that we are looking to capitalise on market opportunities such as MIT, which is a high-quality business that, combined with the service contract with Metalloinvest, provides a low-risk path to grow our business and consolidate our position in the market.’last_img read more

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Ex-BYU golfer Jordan Rodgers wins State Amateur over Darrin Overson

first_imgMIDWAY — Even if others didn’t give him proper respect during the tournament, former BYU golfer Jordan Rodgers had a feeling it was going to be his week at the 117th edition of the Utah State Amateur at scenic Solder Hollow Golf Course.The 25-year-old Rodgers, who completed his BYU career in May, started by grabbing co-medalist honors early in the week with a scores of 69 and 66, then beat four of his first five opponents in decisive fashion before capping it all off Saturday with a 3 and 1 finals victory over former State Am champion Darrin Overson.It didn’t matter that a tournament official announced him as Jordan “Nelson” on the first tee or that a newspaper where he went to college spelled his name “Rogers” earlier in the week.Now Jordan Rodgers’ name will be carved on the Utah State Amateur trophy that goes back more than a century with all the other greats in Utah golf history.“It feels great to win. . . it was a long week . . . it’s exciting . . . I’m happy,’’ Rodgers said as he searched for words following the long week, which saw him play 145 holes since Monday. “My goal all year was to win the Mid-Am and the State Am. I lost the Mid-Am in a playoff, but I won this.’’Overson was trying to match his State Amateur victory of 1998 which he won as a 23-year-old at Riverside Country Club, but came up just short after he made some key mistakes and Rodgers made some tremendous shots over the final nine holes.The match between the two friends who play occasionally together in Provo was one of the most closely contested in tournament history as neither player could get more than a one-hole advantage over a seven-hour period, until the 34th hole, the 589-yard No. 16.That’s where Rodgers hit what he called “the shot of the week,’’ a 270-yard 3-wood screamer, uphill, into a strong wind, that landed just off the back of the green from where he made a two-putt birdie.Then at the downhill 222-yard par-3 17th hole, Rodgers hit his 6-iron to within 10 feet and sank the birdie putt to close out the match.“It’s more of a relief to know that I can hit clutch shots under pressure,’’ Rodgers said. “My shots on 16 and 17 were as good as I could have hit them.’’For the 40-year-old Overson, it was a disappointing finish to what had been an outstanding week.“A little different obviously from the last time I won — it would have been fun,’’ he said. “But I’m really happy for Jordan. He’s a good kid. He’ll have a good professional career.’’Going into the final nine holes Saturday, Overson held a 1-up lead and seemed to be in control after winning the previous two holes. At the par-4 10th hole, he outdrove Rodgers for one of the few times all day and had 100 yards to the pin.However, after Rodgers put his approach shot on the front fringe 18 feet away, Overson’s wedge shot hit the front of the green and bounded to the back, some 75 feet away. From there, his putt came up 20 feet short and he bogeyed, leaving the match all square, as it was for most of the day.Then at 11, both players had 40-foot putts that came up short — Rodgers’ by five feet and Overson’s by four. But after Rodgers sank his putt, Overson slid his putt by on the right side and fell 1 down.“The lag putting on those two holes cost me, for sure,’’ said Overson. “That was kind of the turning point of the match.’’Before that, Overson’s lag putting had been excellent as he nearly drained a couple of long putts, leaving them within a foot for gimmes. But he also lamented a couple of misses inside six feet on the morning 18 that could have given him a lead over Rodgers.In the morning round, Rodgers had been down one when he won holes 14 and 15 to take a 1-up lead at the lunch break. But he missed two short putts on the second and third holes of the afternoon round to give Overson the lead back. He evened the match on the 22nd hole when Overson found trouble on his drive and then took a 1-up lead with a 30-foot birdie putt at the 24th hole.However, he chunked a chip shot at the 26th hole and lost to Overson’s birdie and then lost the 27th hole when he hit his 12-footer four feet past and missed the comebacker.Then he was the recipient of Overson’s poor putts at 10 and 11.“It was back and forth and we gave each other so many presents all day,’’ Rodgers said. “My chipping was terrible and he was missing close putts.’’Another factor was that Overson used his 3-wood all day and left his driver in the bag because of a lack of confidence and it cost him at times, such as the decisive 34th hole, when he couldn’t hit the green in two.Rodgers wants to turn professional later this summer, but will first try to qualify for the U.S. Amateur a week from Monday at Alpine Country Club where two local players will qualify. Then he plans to make his pro debut at either the Colorado Open or Utah Open in August. After that, it’s off to Q School in September where he’ll try to eventually join his former BYU teammate Zac Blair and former junior golf buddy Tony Finau on the PGA Tour.As for Overson, he’ll continue enjoying life in Provo with his wife and three children and continue his quest to take home a second State Am title.“I’ll keep grinding, as long as I can play, as long as my wife lets me,’’ he said with a smile.Next year’s State Amateur will be played at Alpine Country Club in Highland the second week of July.last_img read more

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