Radiohead Will Tour In 2017, Announces Headlining Slots At Glastonbury And Open’er Festivals

first_imgAlternative rock icons Radiohead have hinted at touring in 2017, but the band hadn’t actually revealed any of their  plans. Today, however, the rumors have been confirmed, as the infamous U.K. festival Glastonbury announced that the seminal British band will perform at their festival in 2017. Radiohead will appear on the famous Pyramid Stage on Friday night.Radiohead have become somewhat synonymous with Glastonbury over the years. They have headlined the event twice before in 1997 and 2003, with both sets considered to be all-time classic Glastonbury performances. They also performed a secret set at the festival’s Park Stage in 2011 when road testing the material from their album The King Of Limbs. Thom Yorke has been known to pop up at the festival’s many smaller venues and cafes to perform DJ sets as well. The band clearly feel comfortable at Glastonbury, and it should be a triumphant return after their last performance on the Pyramid Stage fourteen years ago.To mark the announcement, Glastonbury had the Radiohead bear logo painted into the field in front of the Pyramid Stage, which you can see below.Radiohead also announced another festival appearance today, at the Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland. With two tour dates announced for 2017 already, and heavy rumors of an appearance at the 2017 edition of Coachella, Radiohead fans likely have a lot to look forward to in 2017.In honor of this awesome announcement, take a look at full videos of all three previous appearances by Radiohead at Glastonbury. First up, watch their headlining set from 1997, mere days after OK Computer was released. Next up, watch their triumphant return to the Pyramid Stage in 2003. Finally, watch their surprise appearance at the Park Stage in 2011 that heavily leaned on material from The King Of Limbs.Watch Radiohead live from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1997, courtesy of YouTube user Austin Brock.Watch Radiohead live from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2003, courtesy of YouTube user Johnny AirbagWatch Radiohead live from the Park Stage at Glastonbury in 2011, courtesy of YouTube user Johnny Airbag.last_img read more

Analysts see continued weakness for U.S. LNG despite resumption of Chinese imports

first_imgAnalysts see continued weakness for U.S. LNG despite resumption of Chinese imports FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The resumption of U.S. LNG deliveries to China offers little hope of eliminating the risk of U.S. LNG exports getting shut in as the coronavirus pandemic chokes off demand in key markets and prices hover at historic lows.But analysts said the renewal of LNG trade flows that had been frozen for 13 months during the U.S.-China trade war could still help soften the blow of a weak global gas market as China’s economy recovers from a period of lockdown amid the pandemic.“You can’t imagine that China’s gradual return to normal is enough to counter the two negative drivers on the price side, which are the constrained activity everywhere else and the increase in LNG supply coming from the U.S. and other places,” energy analyst Katie Bays, co-founder of research and consulting firm Sandhill Strategy, said in an interview. “China returning to normal just dampens the impact of those.”The bounce-back of the world’s fastest-growing LNG buyer should benefit all Chinese suppliers, but the politics of the trade war could benefit U.S. exporters, Bays said.Still, China’s demand is unlikely to be enough to significantly alter the bleak outlook for global gas markets. Market observers have warned that already high European storage levels could fill up around the start of the third quarter, potentially triggering a wave of cargo cancellations in the U.S. if other markets cannot absorb the LNG.“China isn’t enough by itself to fundamentally change the fortunes of the global market, even though it’s a big buyer,” Bays said. “If we are going to continue to drift into a more compressed demand scenario, and storage continues to fill up, and that dynamic continues to get worse, then you will see curtailments in the U.S.”[Corey Paul]More ($): China’s renewed imports of US LNG may soften but not avert export shut-in riskslast_img read more

BetRegal diary – Turning an idea on a napkin into a competitive igaming product

first_img Share Submit PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Former Pinnacle Marketing Director Aly Lalani is one of the key drivers behind the launch of BetRegal.com, a new sportsbetting and gaming brand created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices. In the fourth diary of this series, Lalani is back to talk about the challenges of building a functional front end for the product.Having explained the genesis of the brand and defined both the go to market strategy and the beginnings of an acquisition strategy, we were ready to make our move. This takes us to October 2016, where we set a target of having the BetRegal product to market with a functional front end in time for LAC in February 2017. That’s only four months, so it’s an ambitious goal but what better way to re-establish old affiliate relationships and begin developing the brand than with a shiny new product at LAC. As it happened, it turned out to be more like April 2017 before we were comfortable with a beta version of BetRegal that had a slimmed down product offering and still had some obvious UX inefficiencies. The full product offering was tested and ready to go live with a few trusted affiliates from around July this year. Nine to ten months to turn an idea drying on the back of a napkin into a competitive (from a product offering perspective) igaming product. Still a pretty quick turnaround, right?Let’s go into this process in some more detail. It started with our decision to choose the iframe solution from EveryMatrix, rather than building the sportsbetting interface ourselves. This was a tough decision but in the end came down to efficiency. Our goal is to get to market ASAP. I have gone through the process of redesigning a sportsbook product, and it’s no easy task. We knew from the start this would ‘handcuff’ us somewhat on design and user experience, but there was a clear upside – integration using this method would take less than half the time, which clearly satisfied our desire to get to market quickly. The downside, we would have very little control over the fundamental usability aspects of our sportsbook, and would be relying on what Every Matrix defined as their sportsbetting experience to be our own… at least for now.Okay so the iframe solution takes care of the design and UX work for the sportsbook product, but there are lots of other website elements that we need to design and build. Working with EveryMatrix also allows us a very competitive casino product with games from top providers in the industry like Microgaming and NetEnt. So we need to ensure we build a user friendly, engaging casino lobby. There are many other pages that also need to be designed and developed, like the guest homepage, promotional pages. Also, there are a ton of content based pages (about us, help, FAQ’s) that will all need to be managed through some sort of CMS. Once we have the front end wire-framed and designed, we will need someone to help us actually build out our designs, and plug in the backend API’s..Not being overly technical myself, it was difficult to say the least to know where to find someone who could help us out with all of these aspects, especially given our ultra-ambitious timelines. We decided the best way to find someone who could manage this process efficiently is to find someone who has done it before. We approached EveryMatrix and asked for a list of service providers who have integrated their API’s previously. With that list in hand, we arranged initial Skype chats with each to try and find the best partner for us.In the end, we decided to work with South African based Vegas Kings to help bring our vision to life. We chose Vegas Kings for a couple of reasons. They had done this type of integration with Every Matrix before, so they knew which pitfalls to avoid. They work with some of the largest brands in the industry which is reassuring from a credibility perspective. Perhaps most importantly, they had the skill set to do both the backend API integration with EveryMatrix as well as the front end development of the pages we have designed. As much as I enjoyed this design phase, and how great it was shaping up to be in our boardroom amongst ourselves, we needed to launch the product to gain crucial customer data – in our opinion the best indicator of which changes we should make and at what priority  comes from customer feedback, through both customer support tickets and affiliate feedback. It’s not like we plan to launch the website, cross it off the list and move onto the next task. This website will be a living organism that will continually change and adapt based on the wants and needs of its users. Fortunately, after extensive work on the product with EveryMatrix, including stringent testing on applying the aggressive management of our pricing model and the connection of the player lobby to game vendors, we were in position to launch the site. Again, this is where my prior industry connections came to the fore once again, as we were able to quickly get on board with some of the affiliates I have worked with in the past. We had also developed a relationship with iGaming consultancy TAG Media, who we envisioned as conduits to help us kick-start our acquisition efforts by exposing us to a wider group of potential affiliates. TAG Media also proved to be a very valuable resource through the process of integrating and testing our affiliate platform, www.BetRegalaffiliates.com.In previous diaries, I stressed the importance of finding a European affiliate manager, but the relationship with Tom Galanis and his team at TAG Media has provided us with an effective short term solution. Of course we still plan to hire a full affiliate team, as we see affiliates as a fundamental acquisition channel in the long run. Rather than worry about hiring affiliate managers right away, we can leverage Tom and his team’s experience and network of affiliate contacts to not only acquire new affiliates, but also to manage them on behalf of BetRegal. This can only be a short term solution as eventually we need to have all acquisition channels managed internally, but I think is feasible for the first while and it helps buy me a little time to focus on the many operational issues that come along with launching a new product.A few months on, and generally I think we are moving in the right direction. Of course there have been challenges and frustrations, which we will explore in more detail in the next diary, but we are moving forwards. Certainly, as our team gets more accustomed to the EveryMatrix platform, we are learning to address some of the issues that all startups have to deal with.Stay tuned. BetRegal is starting to make its mark. Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Rekindled defensive rivalry between Seahawks-49ers offers flashback to previous era

first_imgFinally, as time expired in overtime, the Seahawks claimed victory via a 42-yard boot by Jason Myers.For fans who did not tune in Monday, the final score perhaps indicates an offensive back-and-forth. In reality, it was closer to a throwback between teams that have developed a meaningful rivalry over the past 15 years.Expect more of the same when San Francisco heads to Seattle for a rematch in Week 17. There might be an NFC West title on the line then. The Seahawks and 49ers combined for several classic defensive duels the last time they were good at the same time.It was fitting, then, for the NFC West rivals to mark their shared return to national prominence Monday with a battle reminiscent of their early-2010s bouts. While Seattle (8-2) edged San Francisco (8-1), 27-24, in overtime due in large part to its havoc-wreaking defense, the 49ers’ unit was nearly as strong. This was just the second in the history of this matchup where the teams combined for at least seven turnovers (the other time came in 1991). The 10 total sacks were the second-most ever in the rivalry — there were 11 in 2014 and 2015. And the extra period needed five possessions and the full 10 minutes to be decided.MORE: Highlights from 49ers-Seahawks classicThe takeaways each side created set the tone.Seahawks edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney scooped-and-scored to pull his team within three points in the second quarter before watching the 49ers defense pull off a similarly impressive fumble recovery moments later. San Francisco defensive back Jaquiski Tartt denied D.K. Metcalf at the goal line with an athletic strip that kept San Francisco on top entering halftime.Jadeveon Clowney. Scoop and score.Game on in San Fran.pic.twitter.com/3AtykwW2de— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 12, 2019This 2-yard turnover … 👀pic.twitter.com/G9le3rhrIo— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 12, 2019After Clowney forced a fumble later in the third quarter, the 49ers responded with their own defensive touchdown to cut their deficit to 21-18.THE RARELY SEEN DOUBLE FUMBLE TO TD 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/y1RSYDLY82— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 12, 2019Overtime predictably brought additional defensive swings.The Seahawks appeared ready to, at the very least, take a three-point lead on the initial possession, but quarterback Russell Wilson was picked off inside the 10-yard line. Dre Greenlaw took the interception back 47 yards into Seattle territory. Soon after, rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin shanked a potential game-winner.last_img read more