[H/T Rolling Stone] ’80s glam metal fans rejoice: Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Poison will link up for an extensive tour in 2020 according to a report by Rolling Stone. The three hitmaking rock acts have yet to officially announce dates or venues, but a Rolling Stone source notes that they will play stadiums nationwide.Of note, this marks a surprising change of tone for Mötley Crüe, who played 158 shows in 2014 and 2015 for their Final Tour. Prior to that tour, the band allegedly signed a “cessation of touring agreement,” which the band asserted was legally binding and prohibited them from ever playing together again once that tour ended. However, that document was never officially produced for confirmation to the media.“Legally, we can’t play again,” bassist Nikki Sixx claimed to Rolling Stone backstage at a 2014 show in Denver. “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”Related: Six Six-Packs Of Nikki Sixx Quotes“If anybody ever – and I don’t believe anybody ever would – would call any other band members and say, ‘Hey, it’s been 10 years, let’s just do 10 shows. A million a pop,’ it could never happen unless all four band members agreed,” Sixx continued “And if we did agree, the way we’ve set it up – including this conversation right now – we’d have so much egg on our face. We have so much pride that that alone would stop it.”However, Mötley Crüe picked up some steam in the public consciousness earlier this year with the release of the band’s new biopic, The Dirt, based on the tell-all memoir of the same name.Def Leppard remains a successful touring act. The band played a number of high profile gigs in 2019 including a headlining set at the new Exit 111 festival. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.Poison, while no longer an actively touring band, has performed with both Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe in recent memory. The Bret Michaels-led band’s last tour took place in 2017 alongside Def Leppard. On their next most recent tour, in 2011, Poison hit the road along with Mötley Crüe and the New York Dolls.UPDATE [4:00 p.m. EST]: Mötley Crüe confirmed the comeback tour in a statement shared to their website on Monday afternoon, which reads:“Almost 6 years after signing a Cessation of Touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their NETFLIX biopic THE DIRT, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience. And the band best known for breaking the rules has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true Mötley Crüe-fashion, by literally blowing it up.”
With five games gone in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, only the alphabet can separate Manchester City and Manchester United.The rivals have both won four and drawn one in their opening matches, and the duo have scored 16 and only conceded twice.This leaves Pep Guardiola’s men at the summit purely thanks to the fact they are City, rather than United.But while the table can barely separate the two clubs, how do the two squads compare overall?Here at talkSPORT we’ve taken a look at the strength and depth of each team and which are the best set to triumph this campaign… Midfield: Manchester City – Against Everton, United may have ran out 4-0 winners but they looked a little disjointed without superstar midfielder Paul Pogba. Marouane Fellaini may not be as bad as some make out, but hes a huge downgrade and forces the Red Devils to play in a more pragmatic style. City, though, can now call on the likes of Bernardo Silva should any of their central stars be absent, while Ilkay Gundogan is already out through injury. When the German returns it is definitely Guardiolas side who have the strongest midfield. 5 5 Goalkeepers: Manchester United – Pep Guardiola may have signed Ederson in the summer but David De Gea remains the Premier Leagues best goalkeeper and in Sergio Romero the Red Devils have an excellent and experienced backup. City, though, have to turn to Claudio Bravo, who hardly inspires confidence. 5 Defence: Manchester United – Man City may have smartened up their defence with the signing of new full-backs Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy, but they still lack the kind of depth their rivals have in their backline. Jose Mourinho can call on 11 players who are at least able to do a job in defensive positions, while Guardiola can only rely on eight. Its also arguable the Red Devils have a more reliable set of stars with questions still to be answered about the form of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi across a long run of games. Forwards: Manchester City – The Citizens currently have two elite strikers who are on form with Sergio Aguero (five) and Gabriel Jesus (four) already battering goal nets around the Premier League, with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane on hand to enable them from the flanks, or tucked in behind. United, though, while prolific this season, only have one fit centre forward in Romelu Lukaku, with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford aiding and abetting the Belgian. When Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns its hard to see that he and Lukaku will form a partnership, which leads us to believe the City forward line offers a little bit more than that of the Red Devils. You get the impression an injury or suspension would hit Mourinhos men more than Guardiolas. 5 Click the right arrow above to find out how we rate the Manchester City and Man United squads… 5
Tags:#Autonomous car#buses#driverless#public transport#Self-Driving#Sion#Switzerland#Valais David Curry A fleet of electric, autonomous buses are hitting the roads in the Sion, the capital city of the Swiss canton of Valais, situated in the southwestern part of the country.The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and Mobility Lab Sion-Valais partnered to build the autonomous buses, which use a smart algorithm built in house to follow a direct route.See also: Self-driving cars now have their own driving instructorOn the way through Sion, the electric buses will make a few stops. Citizens are allowed to take a ride for free, but for busy commuters the 20 kilometers per hour speed limit may be insufferable.The largest bus operator in Switzerland, PostBus, will be in charge of the autonomous fleet. A manager and attendant will be on board, one tracking the route and checking everything is functioning, the other ensuring that people remain in their seats.If the project attracts a lot of riders, the EPFL may look towards branching out the autonomous fleet to other cities. It should be noted that the Swiss Federal Road Office and Valais Road Office conducted extensive research into traffic and safety before giving the buses the greenlight, and any future cities will most likely have to get the same permissions.Buses have seen some upgrades since plan launchedSince the first details of the autonomous buses were revealed, the team in charge has made some upgrades. The bus now features an air conditioning system, access ramp for disabled, wiper blades, and a second battery to give the bus more range.Switzerland has quite a sparse population, making it a prime location for drone and autonomous car tests. The federal government has also been committed to emerging technology adoption, one of the factors that led citizens to ask for a basic income, to shield them from mass unemployment created by automation.While Switzerland is the first to bring automation to public transport, there are other initiatives. Deutsche Bahn, Europe’s largest railway service, wants to deploy autonomous cars for the “final mile” of your journey and British firm RDM Group announced a new range of autonomous “pods” for public areas like shopping malls and theme parks. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…
Romelu Lukaku scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, allowing Inter to overturn Bologna for a 2-1 victory at the Dall’Ara. Click here for the full match report. OR Follow all the action as it happens from this game and Torino-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
The Australian Touch Association is excited to announce that Peter McNeven, Rick Borg and Peter Bell have been inducted into the Australian Touch Association Hall of Fame. In an announcement at the National Touch League Open presentations, Peter McNeven, Rick Borg and Peter Bell were thanked and congratulated in front of around 3000 players, officials and spectators. These three touch legends join 12 others, who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. These 12 are: · Terry Jacks, · Karen Smith, · Lisa Neal, · Ray Lawrence, · Kerry Norman, · Ron Wall · Mick McCall, · Mark Boland, · Scott Notley, · Craig Pierce, · Katrina Toohey (nee Maher), and · Bob Brindell Peter McNeven has managed the Queensland Mens Open team from 1983-1987 at the ATA National Event, and then continued his role with Queensland Mens Open as a coach from 1988-1996. He represented Australia at the World Cup in 1988-1999 and also in the Trans Tasman series in 1985-1998. Peter was also the Australian Mens Open Manager from 1985-1988 and from 1991-1999 he held the position of Australian Mens Open Coach. In 1992 he held the position of QLD Touch Association delegate to the ATA General Committee. His qualifications include a Level 3 Coaching Accreditation, a Level 4 Coach Presenter and a Level 3 Selector. In 1995, He was presented as a Life Member of South West Qld Association and in 1992 a Life Member of Queensland Touch Association. Throughout his career he has achieved 51 caps for his country being made of 35 World Cup appearances and 16 tests. Rick Borg has excelled as a referee at State, National and International events for the past 12 years. He is well respected amongst his peers and no doubt a role model to all aspiring touch referees. Rick has been recognised as a Team Leader for the past ten National Championships and has been Queensland and Australia’s number one touch referee for the past 10 years. His hard work and dedication was rewarded in 1995 when he rose to the position of World’s Number one Touch Referee, a position he has held firmly for the past 8 years. Rick’s achievements speak for themself, having again been rated as the World’s Number one Touch Referee at the recent Touch World Cup in Japan. In his career he has 70 test caps or his country, consisting of 46 World Cup appearances, 21 tests and 3 other internationals. Peter Bell has participated at a National level as both a player and coach. He was a member of the Queensland Mens Open team in 1987 and 1988. From there he took on a coaching role, as the Queensland Womens 20’s coach from 1987-1991, and the Queensland Womens Open Coach from 1992-1995. Peter coached the Australian Womens Open team in the Trans-Tasman series from 1997-2002 and in three World Cup tournaments from 1995-2003. He has been responsible for the promotion and coaching of Touch throughout Queensland schools, increasing the linkages between school and representative Touch and also establishing Touch as one of the most popular sports in Queensland schools. Peter is very highly respected by fellow coaches and players, and his dedication to the sport of Touch is unfaltering. This, along with his desire to give back his knowledge and skills to the game is testament to his passion of Touch. Throughout his time in touch football he has achieved 38 caps for his country, including 26 World Cup and 12 test appearances. Media contact: Rachel Moyle, 042 223 3165
Ohio State fans are justifiably still giddy about their team’s College Football Playoff National Championship victory two weeks ago. One fan decided to show her support with a huge OSU-themed cake, and in the process, honored deceased Buckeye lineman Kosta Karageorge.Karageorge, a walk-on, went missing in late November, and eventually turned up dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had suffered a number of sports-related concussions (he also wrestled at OSU) before his disappearance. He wore No. 53 during his time with the program.Here’s the photo of the baked tribute, from a fan named Arlena McCoy:@EzekielElliott Here’s the cake I made Saturday for, The Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team… pic.twitter.com/IOqc9xO8KB— Arlena M. McCoy (@McCoyArlena) January 26, 2015Pretty cool, and it’s good that the Buckeye faithful are keeping Kostageorge’s memory alive, even in atypical fashion.
As ESPN’s Dick Vitale has made us all aware, Duke vs. North Carolina is the best rivalry in the sport of college basketball. And with every great rivalry comes some aptly-timed trash talk. UNC’s student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, kicked things off right Wednesday morning, just hours ahead of tip-off at Cameron Indoor.In the weather section of today’s issue, you’ll find two shots at the Blue Devils. While it will be 36 degrees outside Wednesday, it still won’t be “as cold as Coach K’s heart.” Thursday, the sky will be the “right shade” of blue.from @dailytarheel. yup, the game is tonight. pic.twitter.com/Z5SwUiDNAk— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 18, 2015Given the fact that Coach K attended the late Dean Smith’s funeral, we’re not so sure about that first dig. Regardless, we hope Duke responds in some fashion.
zoom Chilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM informed that Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG), a port it has operated in Ecuador since 2006, incorporated the facilities of the adjacent Trinipuerto bulk terminal through a 40-year lease.Trinupuerto terminal is expected to more than double TPG’s current container transfer capacity and enable it to enter the bulk cargo market.In the following period, TPG will invest around USD 60 million in new infrastructure. The investment plan includes expanding the berth by 120 meters to total 480 meters, purchasing modern equipment, including two super Post-Panamax (STS) cranes and five RTG cranes, and equipping 4.5 additional hectares for support areas.The new infrastructure is expected to be inaugurated in June, according to SAAM.“With these investments, TPG hopes to properly meet increased demand from commercial contracts signed recently that will help almost triple its activity in upcoming months,” SAAM said. TPG is a port operated by SAAM, providing services at the base of the Santa Ana Estuary located in Isla Trinitaria, a suburb of the city of Guayaquil. In 2016, the terminal recorded a cargo throughput of 1.6 million tons.
New popular video-based parenting site, Kids in the House has just added a fresh new video from Brooke Burke-Charvet, CEO of ModernMom.com and Founder of online store Babooshbaby.com.Burke-Charvet is among good company at Kids in the House, which features more than 8,000 videos from 450 experts. Many of the videos help parents cope with the anxiety of starting the new school year but the site has seen Burke-Charvet’s video receive an overwhelmingly positive response.“Sometimes advice from a parent who has hard-earned wisdom to share can be the most helpful,” says Parenting Trend Expert and Founder of Kids in the House, Leana Greene. “Brooke Burke-Charvet gives great tips on how to get organized and make going back to school a drama-free event. As a mother of four, Brooke has personal experience to share on how difficult it is to make it all balance as a working mom.”
APTN National NewsIt was all about the spirit of giving in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side Monday.As APTN’s Tina House explains a random act of kindness goes a long way for those living in poverty.