The 19-year-old has earned himself a transfer to the San Siro outfit following his fine performances in 2014-15
As a result, the Foo Fighters were forced to cancel all of the remaining shows on their European tour.
Even though he wasn’t fully recovered, this weekend the frontman made it out to perform at the Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary blowout on July 4!
The 46-year-old followed the doctor’s orders to keep his leg elevated — he sat in a giant motorized throne wearing his purple cast throughout the entire concert!
Check out the video (below) to hear the musician retell the story and find out the inspiration for his throne!
Natural gas is now the cleanest, cheapest fuel for HGVs and station’s first major customer will be the John Lewis Partnership
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) looking to use compressed natural gas (CNG), the cleanest, cheapest fuel for trucks and buses, will be able to fill up close to junction 28 on the M6 in Lancashire as CNG Fuels has secured planning permission for the UK’s largest CNG filling station which should be open in late 2015.
The new station will be the first high pressure connected, public-access CNG filling station in the UK, capable of refuelling five hundred plus HGVs per day, or as much as 3,500 kg of CNG per hour. CNG dispensed from local transmission system (LTS) connected stations is the lowest cost fuel available to HGVs, as well as having the lowest Well-To-Wheel emissions of any fossil-based HGV fuel.
The filling station can also supply 100% renewable biomethane (Bio-CNG). It is situated close to junction 28 on the M6 and will be an important part of the UK’s rapidly growing CNG refuelling infrastructure. The station’s first major customer will be Waitrose, part of John Lewis Partnership.
Philip Fjeld from CNG Fuels says:
“Our customers can save more than 40% of their diesel cost, even after the recent drop in diesel prices, and cut CO2 emissions by more than 20% by using CNG. If fleets choose to fuel their trucks with Bio-CNG, they will be running on 100% renewable gas.”
“Because the new station is directly connected to a high pressure gas pipeline we can “fast-fill” hundreds of HGVs a day. We plan to rollout additional public-access LTS CNG stations in the years ahead, meaning more companies can switch to CNG or Bio-CNG. Companies that choose gas will then be paying a lot less for fuel and also making big greenhouse gas savings.”
Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, has a regional distribution centre (RDC) less than one mile from Leyland LTS CNG station and will be the anchor customer for the CNG station.
Justin Laney, general manager, Central Transport, John Lewis Partnership says:
We are proud of the efficiency of our Distribution network, and a key element is running a low carbon fleet. We see the use of methane, and in particular biomethane, as the main opportunity to make a step change in the carbon emissions of our heavy truck fleet. We’re currently running 44 ‘dual-fuel’ trucks that use a mixture of gas and diesel fuel, and are also interested in running ‘dedicated’ gas trucks. The Leyland gas filling station is in a good location for us, and importantly gives us the opportunity to purchase gas with ‘Green Gas Certificates’.
National Grid’s network strategy director, David Parkin explained, “National Grid provides a gas network across much of the country and is proud to be connecting the first high pressure local transmission system (LTS) CNG filling station in the UK.
“We believe that the use of natural gas from the local transmission network, as a fuel in the transport sector, can play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future. Whether it’s CNG or Bio-CNG, the benefits for use as a fuel in HGVs is clear; lower emissions, quieter engine noise and favourable fuel prices, compared with traditional liquid fuels.
“With our existing local high pressure gas network we are able to provide this innovative scheme the capability to develop and provide more CNG filling stations across the country.”
Philip Fjeld from CNG Fuels continues: “We’re really delighted to have secured John Lewis Partnership as the first major customer for the Leyland LTS CNG station. Being able to offer attractively priced Bio-CNG makes converting to gas a perfect way for companies to drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and improve their bottom line, without compromising operational efficiency. We’re expecting many more of the UK’s big fleets to take the same path.”
CNG Fuels will also be supplying CNG to the HGVs of Brit European at the Leyland LTS CNG station. Brit European won the Motor Transport Award in 2014 for Low Carbon and Efficiency by switching its fleet to biomethane.
CNG Fuels focuses on CNG and biomethane for transport. The company is dedicated to building and operating CNG filling stations and delivering CNG to ‘off grid’ businesses across the UK. The company was spun out of CNG Services in 2014 and it has taken on ownership of the UK’s largest public access CNG filling station in Crewe.
The Leyland filling station is expected to open in the last quarter of 2015.
Picture caption – One of Waitrose’s 44 ‘dual-fuel’ trucks that use a mixture of gas and diesel fuel
Note to editors
Supplying Biomethane or Bio-Gas
Using the Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) each unit of green gas injected into the grid displaces a unit of conventional gas. So the GGCS tracks each unit of green gas from its injection into the distribution grid to its sale. It tracks the contractual rather than physical flows to ensure there is no double-counting from production to end use.
Leyland CNG Filling Station technical details:
The Leyland CNG station will be accessible every day of the year.
The station will be equipped with:
• 2 compressors with a combined capacity of approx. 3,500 kg/hour
• Cascade storage to ensure fast-fill (typically 3-4 minutes for a full CNG fill)
• 2 HGV refuelling lanes with 4 independent fast-fill refuelling dispensers (2 dispensers to be installed initially, with another 2 to be installed as demand increases)
• 2 dedicated fast-fill CNG trailer loading bays
• Unmanned facility, with CCTV monitoring and remote diagnostics
By utilising the LTS natural gas grid the following benefits are achieved:
• CNG dispensed has the lowest carbon footprint of any natural gas fuel in the UK as the higher pressure in the LTS pipeline, compared to pipelines usually used for CNG stations, mean less electricity is used for compression
• Lower OPEX and maintenance costs at the CNG station, compared to CNG stations operating off the lower pressure natural gas grid, means cheaper CNG for customers
• The use of the local transmission system helps to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas.
CNG Fuels Ltd
CNG Fuels Ltd was spun out of biomethane and CNG engineering specialists CNG Services Ltd in 2014. The Company owns and operates the UK’s largest public access CNG filling station, located in Crewe, Cheshire. The Company is developing the UK’s first high pressure (LTS) grid connected CNG station, which will be located in Leyland, Lancs, and which will supply HGV fleets with low cost and low emissions fuel. The Company is dedicated to building out a network of CNG refuelling infrastructure throughout the UK, and fostering the adoption of CNG into HGV fleets and off-grid located businesses.
For more information, visit www.cngfuels.com
The John Lewis Partnership
The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 43 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 10 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 338 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 93,800 staff are Partners in the business.
Green Gas Certification Scheme
The Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) tracks biomethane, or ‘green gas’, through the supply chain to provide certainty for those that buy it.
Each unit of green gas injected into the grid displaces a unit of conventional gas. So the GGCS tracks each unit of green gas from its injection into the distribution grid, to any trades, to its sale to a consumer, or group of consumers. It tracks the contractual rather than physical flows to ensure there is no double-counting from production to end use.
The GGCS is run by the Renewable Energy Association’s subsidiary, Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd. GGCS participants oversee the way it is run, on a not-for-profit basis.
National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world and was named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 by Business in the Community. This accolade acknowledges all of our efforts in getting involve with the things that really matter to us and to society. We own and manage the grids that connect people to the energy they need, from whatever the source. In Britain and the north-eastern states of the US we run systems that deliver gas and electricity to millions of people, businesses and communities.
In Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. In the North Eastern US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles.
National Grid in the UK:
• We own the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, operating it across Great Britain
• We own and operate the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain
• Our gas distribution business delivers gas to 10.9 million homes and businesses
• We also own a number of related businesses including LNG importation, land remediation and metering
• National Grid manages the National Gas Emergency Service free phone line on behalf of the industry – 0800 111 999 (all calls are recorded and may be monitored).
• Our portfolio of other businesses is mainly concerned with infrastructure provision and related services where we can exploit our core skills and assets to create value. These businesses operate in areas such as Metering, Grain LNG Import, Interconnectors and Property. National Grid Carbon Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid. It undertakes Carbon Capture Storage related activities on behalf of National Grid.
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Many in the Windows Phone community know one of its best kept secrets; The Connects program. Once known as Nokia Connects — when the team came across during the Microsoft acquisition — the team now has exciting news to share.
As of today Connects is no more as a brand. The program and the team behind it has become an official Microsoft channel.
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A purported schematic for the so-called “iPhone 6s” obtained by Engadget Japan (via BGR) reveals that the next-generation smartphone could have a thickness of 7.1mm, a slight increase over the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which measure 6.9mm and 7.1mm respectively. The schematic also suggests that the “iPhone 6s” will still have a home button, while all other buttons and ports remain unchanged.
The slight 0.2mm increase in thickness could be the result of Apple adding pressure-sensing Force Touch technology to the next iPhone, enabling the smartphone’s display to distinguish between a light tap and firmer press and complete different actions accordingly. The “iPhone 6s” is also rumored to adopt 7000 Series aluminum, which could possibly contribute to marginally different dimensions.
The schematic is consistent with leaked photos of the “iPhone 6s” rear shell, which confirm that the handset will have only minor design changes. In particular, the Lightning connector, speakers, microphones, headphone jack, volume rocker, mute button, sleep/wake button, SIM card slot, antenna lines and cutout for the rear-facing camera and LED flash are all identical to the iPhone 6.
The lack of exterior design changes on the “iPhone 6s” is unsurprising given that “S” model iPhones have historically looked almost identical to the iPhone released one year prior. The iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5S, for example, each had virtually the same design as the iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Instead, the focus of the “iPhone 6s” will likely be on internal improvements.
Leaked photos of the “iPhone 6s” logic board reveal that the smartphone will likely feature Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip, capable of theoretical LTE download speeds up to 300 Mbps, double the max speed of 150 Mbps in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The next iPhone is also rumored to feature an A9 processor with 2GB of RAM, an updated NFC chip for Apple Pay and an improved 12-megapixel rear-facing camera.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved up the NASCAR driver’s rankings with a victory in the Coke Zero 400, but as the group of cars crossed the finish line, there was a massive crash behind him. The worst of the wrecks was from Austin Dillon who flipped into the catch fence but walked away.
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The first few days of free agency were hectic, but even as the action slows down and everyone catches their breath, there is still plenty of work to be done in the offseason.
Whether it be teams trying to offload contracts or trying to find that one final piece to help them reach the ultimate goal of an NBA title, the trade market has heated up in the last few days, as a few big-name players are starting to reach the block.
With a free-agency frenzy on the horizon for the next two seasons, teams are battening down the hatches and looking to win now, which has lead to a few juicy trade discussions.
Here are some of the hottest trade rumors from around the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers looking to trade for Joe Johnson
Arguably the big winners of the offseason so far, considering they re-signed superstar forward Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers still don’t appear to be done preparing for another push for a championship.
With one of the more front-loaded rosters in the NBA, the Cavs are looking to add another former-All Star in the form of Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson, who will add scoring and shooting:
Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reported that the Cavaliers are looking to offload their hefty Brendan Haywood contract as part of a deal with the Nets to acquire Johnson.
Although offloading Haywood is a plus for the Eastern Conference Champions, Johnson comes with his own financial burden, as he is set to be the second-highest-paid player in the league next year, just behind Kobe Bryant.
But the upside is tough to ignore, as Johnson averaged 14.4 points per game for the Nets last year, and Cleveland will look to add depth after watching a shot at the NBA title slip away because of a string of injuries to key contributors.
Jeremy Lin to the Mavericks in a possible sign-and-trade
Taking Linsanity to the City of Angels was a fun idea, but after just a single disappointing season with the Lakers, it looks like Jeremy Lin could be on his way out of Los Angeles.
Joining the team from the Houston Rockets last offseason, Lin’s 2014-15 campaign was plagued by inconsistency, and as the Lakers look to build for the future, Lin could be a candidate for a sign-and-trade to clear space and gain another piece for their rebuild.
According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Mavericks have been interested in bringing Lin to Dallas, and a trade with the Lakers looks like the best possibility to get the deal done:
Lin’s scoring output reached a low since his breakout season with the Knicks in 2011-12, as he only averaged 11.2 points per game and dished out 4.6 assists a night as well. After letting go of Rajon Rondo and losing Monta Ellis in free agency, the Mavericks need depth at guard, and Lin could fit that role:
With both Jordan Clarkson and now D’Angelo Russell on the roster, the Lakers won’t miss Lin’s production and would be happy to receive anything in return for the point guard.
Los Angeles Lakers looking to offload Nick Young
Another player who is possibly feeling the impact of the Lakers’ recent push in the free-agency market is small forward Nick Young.
A valuable role player for the Lakers, Young also received a large amount of criticism for a serious drop in shooting percentage from 43.5 percent in 2013-14 to 36.6 last year.
Reaching agreements with free agents Lou Williams and Brandon Bass and agreeing to a trade with the Indiana Pacers for Roy Hibbert has left the Lakers with limited cap space to work with, and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports believes that Young is a strong possibility to be shipped out:
Since joining the Wizards in 2007, Young has struggled with consistency, averaging 17.9 points per game two years ago before watching his numbers fall to just 13.4 last season:
Any team willing to trade for Young will be taking a gamble and hoping the forward finds his scoring touch once again. When playing well, Young has the talent to succeed as a team’s sixth man, but when missing his shots he becomes more of a liability on both sides of the ball.
Ongoing pain and suffering is hard. My wife and I have wrestled with her chronic pain for five years now. Everyone suffers somehow. It might be chronic pain, cancer, broken relationships, disability, or the struggle against besetting sins. It’s hard to live in a world of futility and brokenness. We groan for the day when it is all made right (Romans 8:18–25).
And yet, suffering seems to be one of the great instruments in God’s hands to continue to reveal to us our ultimate dependence on him and our ultimate hope in him, despite our circumstances. God is good to give us the greatest gift he can give us, which is more of himself. And oftentimes he must take something away to help us trust him alone, even if at times it feels like we’ve received a death sentence (2 Corinthians 1:8–11).
Suffering does not ultimately create dependence; it highlights dependence. We are always utterly dependent, whether we know it or not. God is good to us to continue to remind us, so that we don’t run after idols that might seem better and more reliable than him in the moment. One way God jogs our memory and preserves our joy in him in the midst of suffering is through one another. It’s important that we walk through suffering in community with other believers who can point us to Christ.
In 2 Corinthians 1:11, Paul says that he wants many to join in praying for him so that, as God sustains him, God will get more glory. Paul knows sharing suffering and bearing each other’s burdens gives God glory. It’s humbling to let people in on our weaknesses, but it serves to highlight God’s powerful sustaining grace.
Ongoing pain and suffering tends to isolate us from one another. We get sick of being “the sick one” and tired of being “the one who is always worn out.” We don’t like revealing our weakness. But God receives glory when we let others in to see his strength in our weakness. God receives glory when we don’t act like we have it all together, but instead admit that God is holding us together through the gospel of his Son, the ministry of his Spirit, and the prayers of his people.
A less remembered part of suffering together as believers is the way those who are suffering can comfort others in deep and unique ways. Ongoing pain and suffering tends to turn our focus inward on ourselves. It’s so constant that it begins to consume and color everything we do — always living in a protective stance.
However, God beautifully comforts the suffering through the means of fellow-sufferers. In fact, Paul says that’s one of God’s plans for our pain:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. (2 Corinthians 1:3–5)
We are fellow-heirs with Jesus Christ, sons and daughters of the living God through the gospel (Romans 8:13–17). And because of this relationship, the all-powerful Ruler of the universe is also a Father of mercies and a God of all comfort. Here Paul says that God comforts them in all their afflictions. There’s no affliction that God is unaware of or distant from. God is infinitely interested in the care and comfort of his sons and daughters in all their afflictions. So you are never alone in your suffering, whatever the pain or loss might be.
But notice God’s purpose for his comfort. As we look to God for comfort and hope in suffering, he means to spur us on to comfort others who are being afflicted with the same comfort we’ve received from God.
God comforts us so that we can comfort others.
God grants us mercy so that we can be merciful to others.
God stands whole-heartedly with us in our suffering so that we will stand whole-heartedly with others who are suffering.
God never leaves us alone in our suffering so that we won’t leave others alone in theirs.
It’s beautiful when comfort spreads in this way, and it should happen often in the body of Christ. It is sweet to see people redeem their suffering by taking their eyes off of themselves and turning them toward God to find strength, and then toward others to offer the comfort that God provided them.
Not only is it sweet, but it is necessary for the glory of God and for the good of his church. Suffering comes in many and varied forms. As a young pastor, one of the first things I realized is that everyone is suffering. It looks different in many cases, but no one that I know yet has completely escaped the curse and pain of suffering.
I’ve been humbled again and again watching my wife — after years of chronic pain — selflessly serve other sufferers behind the scenes. She has always been compassionate, but through her suffering, she is now always moving towards others’ suffering because she knows the pain and the struggles. She knows when to encourage. She knows when to simply groan with someone. God has comforted her so that she can comfort others. It is all his grace in her pain. It is all his strength in her weakness. He deserves all the glory, and yet he still means to use her to accomplish his purpose of comforting others.
God means for us to not let our suffering become an excuse to keep our weakness hidden or to just focus on ourselves. Rather, we show a beautiful display of the gospel and of the very comfort of Christ as we let others in to see our weakness in order to say Christ’s strength is strong enough for them — their weakness, their pain, their suffering. We beautifully display the goodness of the gospel as we turn our eyes upward to God and then outward to others to be his means of comfort for them. Then, we will redeem our suffering — or better, we will realize one of God’s good purposes for it.
We must be ready to share our comfort in the midst of suffering, because God’s glory is at stake and because the sufferers are many.
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Canadian businesses have painted a picture of two economies, with cheap oil putting a major downer on the outlook in areas and sectors where energy is dominant but with some encouraging signs elsewhere, according to a Bank of Canada report on Monday. The central bank's quarterly business outlook survey showed forward-looking indicators of business activity remaining low but edging up modestly, supported by a generally positive U.S. outlook. Governor Stephen Poloz had said the effect of lower oil prices would be front-loaded, with the economy beginning to recover in the second quarter and with positive forces dominating from around mid-year.
Strong credit can help you buy a car or get a decent mortgage rate. If you’re looking to boost your score, you might consider a “credit builder” loan. Here’s a quick rundown of what they are and how they can help improve your credit.