Brian Eno Releases 21-Minute Ambient Track From Upcoming Album [Listen]

first_imgBrian Eno has released the first track to his upcoming album, The Ship. The 21-minute title track features Eno in his typical state of sound exploration, creating a hauntingly ambient landscape.The electronic pioneer explained the song: “The Ship started as an Ambient work intended for a multi channel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C – which happens to be the root note of the piece. Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all. From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song…a type I’ve never made before where the vocal floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind.”He continues, “On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn’t rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space.”The album, which also features a cover of the Velvet Underground‘s “I’m Set Free” is available for pre-order at Eno’s website, which you can check out here. The Ship will be available via Warp on April 29th.[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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University of California system to divest its fossil fuel investments

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The San Diego Union-Tribune:Top financial officials with the University of California announced Tuesday morning in an opinion article in the Los Angeles Times that the school system plans to undertake a major divestment from fossil fuels.The stocks and bonds to be sold off are currently part of UC’s $13.4 billion endowment and $70 billion pension fund.The article — penned by Jagdeep Singh Bachher, UC’s chief investment officer and treasurer and Richard Sherman, chairman of the UC Board of Regents’ Investments Committee — comes after faculty across the 10-campus system held a historic vote in July to demand divestment of the endowment.Teachers, backed by a vocal student movement, have said to the UC Regents that dumping the oil and gas holdings represents an ethical obligation in the age of climate change. They also argued that investing in fossil fuel companies has become increasingly risky because extractive activities will likely, and perhaps abruptly, be significantly restricted in the future to limit damage to the environment.Sherman of the UC Board of Regents has, as recently as August, rejected the second argument, saying that divestment would be in conflict with the university system’s “fiduciary duty.”However, in Tuesday’s article, he and Bachher said the decision to divest was based solely on what’s best for the system financially. “We believe hanging on to fossil fuel assets is a financial risk,” they wrote. “That’s why we will have made our $13.4-billion endowment ‘fossil free’ as of the end of this month, and why our $70-billion pension will soon be that way as well.”More: UC to dump fossil fuels holdings in pension and endowment funds worth $83 billion University of California system to divest its fossil fuel investmentslast_img read more

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Today’s MLB Picks: Betting odds, Vegas totals, expert gambling advice for Tuesday, June 4

first_imgThe sports books have been getting their pockets picked clean by undervaluing this Minnesota team all season, but they apparently haven’t learned their lesson yet after listing the Twins as +115 underdogs tonight against a vastly underachieving Indians team. Sure, the Indians have an edge at starting pitcher with Shane Bieber on the mound against Devin Smeltzer, but how can anyone trust the Indians after they have gone 7-13 straight up over their past 20 games? The BetQL models are in agreement here and have listed the Twins as -151 favorites. Take the Twins with confidence and move on.BetQL Pick: Minnesota Twins Money Line (+115)Check out BetQL Mobile App’s Trending Picks and Public Betting tool before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Before we get into Tuesday’s picks, remember that plenty of strategy goes into putting together a winning ticket, and the best place to start is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools are a massive advantage when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll size. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE ROTOQL: DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Tuesday, June 4** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber.Chicago White Sox at Washington NationalsStarting Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Stephen StrasburgMoney Line: CHW +220, WAS -270Run Line: CHW +1.5 (+100), WAS -1.5 (-120)Total: O/U 8.5 RunsWe have hit the White Sox at +170 or higher odds four times already this season in this article, and my eyes lit up when I saw their line tonight against the Nationals. Chicago has been a team that the sports books have been low on all season despite overachieving its way to a 29-30 record. The Nationals, meanwhile, have been the worst team in all of baseball to bet on this season, and they have been consistently overvalued by the books — a one-unit bet on the money line each game for Washington would have netted you a horrendous -15.95 units on the season.Much of the overvaluation is likely due to the starting pitchers on Washington, and we have gotten great value in almost every game that either Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg has pitched this season. Tonight, Strasburg will take the mound, and while he certainly has an edge on White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez, you can’t tell me that a 26-33 team should be a massive -270 favorite in any situation. The BetQL models have handicapped this game at CHW +132, almost 90 points off of what we are currently getting at +220. Our luck from betting on the White Sox as massive underdogs against good pitchers will eventually run out, but we are going back to the well one more time tonight.BetQL Pick: Chicago White Sox Money Line (+220)MORE TUESDAY MLB: DFS picks | SP rankingsMinnesota Twins at Cleveland IndiansStarting Pitchers: Devin Smeltzer vs. Shane BieberMoney Line: MIN +115, CLE -135Run Line: MIN +1.5 (-170), CLE (+145)Total: O/U 9 RunsOther than the White Sox-Nationals game, there is another four-star value bet in the Diamondbacks-Dodgers game, but despite the value I just can’t bring myself to bet the D-Backs in that spot. Instead, We’ll be going back to the best team to bet on in all of baseball this season, as the Twins head to Cleveland for an AL Central battle. The Twins have been by far the most profitable team this season — a one-unit ML bet on each game would have netted you +22.45 units on the year. Tonight we have one of the best slates of the season from a value perspective, and there are plenty of games that offer great betting opportunities. There are nine games that check in as two-star or higher value bets on the money line and another five games that feature two-star or higher run-line value bets, according to the BetQL value ratings. All season long we have been riding underdogs en route to great profits, and tonight we will be going back to two of our favorite teams in the White Sox and the Twins, who both have undervalued lines.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNlast_img read more

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