The Muppets Cover Queen, Bowie, Willie Nelson, & More At The Hollywood Bowl

first_imgLast summer, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, the band from The Muppets, made their live music festival debut at Outside Lands. This weeknd, the make-believe band performed their first full length concert series at the Hollywood Bowl in California. “The Muppets Take the Bowl,” a nod to the classic 1984 film, featured Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Sam Eagle, Pepé the King Prawn and the entire Muppet cast – some of who have not been seen in over 35 years – along with Thomas Wilkins, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.The three-night run was a great success for The Muppets, and featured a special guest appearance from Paul Williams for a duet with Kermit the Frog on “Rainbow Connection,” which Williams co-wrote for the 1979 The Muppet Movie. Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) also joined in for “Rainbow Connection,” following his vocal performance in “Happy Feet” earlier in the set. The setlist also included covers of “Suffragette City” by David Bowie, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson. Each show culminated with a huge firework display.Thanks to YouTube users Synthetik Films and Chelsey Young, you can watch clips from The Muppets at The Hollywood Bowl below:last_img read more

ExxonMobil to take $20 billion writedown, cut development spending

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Exxon Mobil Corp. is about to incur the biggest writedown in its modern history as the giant U.S. oil and gas producer reels from this year’s collapse in energy prices.Exxon — traditionally far more reluctant to cut the book value of its business than other oil majors — on Monday disclosed it will write down North and South American natural gas fields by $17 billion to $20 billion. That could make it the industry’s steepest impairment since BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that killed 11 workers and fouled the sea for months. Meanwhile, capital spending will be drastically reduced through 2025.The announcement comes in the waning days of a grueling year for Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods, who’s resorted to laying off thousands of employees, curtailing retirement benefits and canceling ambitious growth projects. The former refinery manager, who stepped into the top job in 2017, has been forced to recast his seven-year, $210 billion blueprint for rejuvenating Exxon’s aging portfolio of crude and gas holdings.In addition to dropping vast swaths of gas assets from the development queue, Woods is capping capital spending at $25 billion a year through 2025, a $10 billion reduction from his pre-pandemic target.Exxon has been warning shareholders since October that its gas assets were at risk of significant impairment. Previously, the energy titan’s largest writedown was for about $3.4 billion in 2016, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. Assets removed from Exxon’s development plans include so-called dry gas resources in Appalachia and the Rocky Mountains, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as western Canada and Argentina, the company said. It will attempt to sell “less strategic” assets.The writedown stems from former CEO Rex Tillerson’s decision a decade ago to buy XTO Energy for $35 billion rather than spend years building an in-house shale business. At the time, the outlook for North American gas prices was bright because demand was rising faster than supply. Instead, fracking was a victim of its own success, unleashing so much gas that it overwhelmed demand and the infrastructure needed to handle it, resulting in a prolonged stretch of depressed prices.[Kevin Crowley]More: Exxon faces historic writedown after energy markets implode ExxonMobil to take $20 billion writedown, cut development spendinglast_img read more

Land prices rocket across capitals

first_img Dream home not what you might think Gold Coast $260,000Sunshine Coast $255,000Brisbane $238,750Far North $170,000Darling Downs $170,000Northern $150,460Mackay $147,000West Moreton $146,000Wide Bay-Burnett $145,000Fitzroy $145,000 (Source: HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report) The Housing Industry Association-CoreLogic Residential Land Report June 2018 was released on Tuesday October 23, 2018. FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE QLD pair tipped to win The Block “On a per-square metre basis, Melbourne is still the capital city market with the strongest price increases over the past year,” the report said. “Over the year to June, the price of land rose by 26.5 per cent in Melbourne, 8.6 per cent in Adelaide, 7.5 per cent in Brisbane, 6.3 per cent in Sydney and 2.2 per cent in Perth. Prices in Hobart fell by 6.4 per cent.” Millions spent to snap up Brisbane ‘castle’ Brisbane buyers have a unique advantage in that their capital city land prices have actually gone backwards in the past quarter by -1.5 per cent. As well as that, the Queensland capital’s median of $238,750 was third highest in the state.The report found that the Gold Coast had the highest median residential lot value at $260,000 followed by the Sunshine Coast at $255,000.In every other state, it was the capital city that had the highest prices, led by Sydney ($477,250), Melbourne ($375,000), Perth ($250,000), Adelaide ($220,000) and Greater Hobart ($148,000). QLD median residential lot value: MORE: Every other major capital saw single digit rises, with Brisbane land prices growing the slowest of the capitals at 1.5 per cent, followed by Hobart (2.1 per cent), Adelaide (2.8 per cent) and Sydney (4.2 per cent). More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoBrisbane’s residential land sales and median lot value. Source: HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report. The most expensive median land price in Queensland is out of the Gold Coast, followed by Sunshine Coast with Brisbane third.A NEW report has found the price of land has shot up 15.5 per cent across state capitals in the past 12 months alone.The price of capital city vacant residential land grew three times as fast as blocks in regional areas, according to the latest national land report, released Tuesday.The surge was driven by a massive 38.4 per cent rise in Melbourne; s median lot value, which was reinforced by Perth’s 14.1 per cent jump over the past year, the Housing Industry Association-CoreLogic Residential Land Report said. Brisbane’s median land price was $238,750, according to the latest HIA-CoreLogic land report. Picture: Jono Searle. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenReal estate – Prestige Listings – Elizabeth Tilley04:19last_img read more

Nats ace Scherzer leaves start vs Mets after just 1 inning

first_img Written By Last Updated: 6th August, 2020 07:07 IST Nats Ace Scherzer Leaves Start Vs Mets After Just 1 Inning Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just one inning Wednesday night Associated Press Television News First Published: 6th August, 2020 07:07 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img LIVE TV COMMENT FOLLOW US Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just one inning Wednesday night.Washington did not immediately announce why Scherzer was taken out of the game after merely 27 pitches.He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith’s sacrifice fly.Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.Image credits: AP last_img read more