This Friday, November 11th, a massive box set chronicling the earliest years of Pink Floyd’s career will be released. Titled The Early Years 1965-1972, the new collection will look at all of Floyd’s work before their seminal The Dark Side Of The Moon album. With unreleased music, videos and more, the box set looks to be the most definitive collection of early Floyd yet.With such an exciting release on the way, drummer Nick Mason will be involved with an unveiling for the new box set. The live event will feature a screening of unreleased material and a chat with Mason, all building up to the album’s release. The event is set for November 9th at 6:30 PM in UK time, which is 2:30 PM Eastern.You can find the stream of this event in the YouTube below. Enjoy!The full contents of the Early Years box set can be seen below.27 DISC COLLECTION ON CD/DVD/BLU-RAY INCLUDES:+ Many hours of rare and unreleased music & video+ 14 Hours of video includes restored footage+ original 4.0 Quad mixes / BBC sessions/live recordings+ rare tracks including more than 20 previously unreleased+ historic TV performances, live concerts and 3 feature films+ Remixed 5.1 audio for ‘Live At Pompeii’ footage+ collectable memorabilia+100+ photos, most previously unseen+ early singles + B sides on CD & vinyl* 7 book-style packages, each with multiple discs. 6 are dedicated to a specific period and include related memorabilia and many unseen photos.* Box bonus package includes collector’s audio and video. Box includes bonus larger replica memorabilia (posters, flyers, etc.) plus 5 x reissued replica 7″ singles, mastered from the original analogue tapes.ALSO AVAILABLE ON 11TH NOVEMBER 2016:+ 2-CD/Download/Streaming set – ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION 1967-1972’* The 6 year-specific packages will be made available in early 2017. The bonus package and larger memorabilia is exclusive to this box set.
Corporate renewable demand prompts coal-heavy Kentucky utilities to build solar FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Lexington Herald Leader:The amount of solar energy produced in Kentucky would increase dramatically under a plan announced Thursday. Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities said they have asked state regulators to approve contracts to buy power from a 100-megawatt solar facility in Hardin County.The array has not been built but would be ready to use by 2022 under the deal, according to an application filed with the state Public Service Commission.LG&E and KU said the project involving the planned 100-megawatt facility was a response to customers’ desire for power from renewable sources. Under the proposal filed with the PSC, LG&E and KU would buy all the power from the solar facility, then sell half of it to the Toyota plant in Georgetown and 25 percent of it to the Dow Silicones Corporation plant in Carrollton.Toyota and Dow approached the utilities with an interest in buying electricity from renewable sources, according to their application to the PSC.“As we continue to evolve with our customers’ increased demands for renewable energy, we are partnering with them to create customized solutions, as we’ve done in this case, to help them grow and prosper in the Commonwealth, which in turn creates economic vitality for our communities and residents,” said David Sinclair, vice president of energy supply and analysis for LG&E and KU.The price LG&E and KU would pay for the power from the solar facility over the 20-year contract “compares favorably” to the cost of power generated from coal and natural gas, the utilities said in their application. The amount the utilities will pay for the electricity was redacted from the application.[Bill Estep]More: Utilities propose Kentucky’s largest solar power array, mostly for Toyota and Dow
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden insists the chapter has been closed.Moving forward · Despite outrage from fans and alumni, USC athletic director Pat Haden believes the university must put the past behind it. – Anna Wierzbowska | Daily TrojanThere won’t be a lawsuit. There won’t be any further action taken against the NCAA after it rejected the Trojans’ appeal of sanctions levied against the football program in June 2010, much to the chagrin of many alumni, boosters and fans.“We’re not idiots,” Haden told the Daily Trojan on Friday. “The university has looked at every alternative. Period.”Haden’s utterance of such words wasn’t the first in the months following the NCAA Committee on Infractions rejection of USC’s appeal in May, but unrest and disappointment among a variety of fans have persisted.“It just feels like they’re kissing [the NCAA’s] butts a little bit and hoping it will all go away,” said Vic Orly, a 1994 USC graduate and six-year season ticket holder. “I think they really need to take a stance.”The university, however, has ruled out the idea of a lawsuit.“The university’s mission is best served by moving forward at this time, without pursuing further redress,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said in a statement Wednesday. “We ask that the Trojan Family offer its utmost support to the student-athletes and coaches of the Trojan football team, confident that USC’s commitment to the highest level of excellence in academics and athletics will not waver in the coming years.”Orly, along with Amy Lamare, a 1991 graduate who runs the website Gridiron Goddess, launched an online petition Saturday night, asking for the “cancelation of sanctions against USC.”The petition, which went viral at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, accumulated 1,248 signatures by noon Monday. Citing Paul Dee’s role as chairman of the Committee on Infractions during the USC hearing, the petition asks for the sanctions to be “dropped without delay whatsoever.”“Hopefully they appeal the sanctions,” said Orly, who remains hopeful the petition can garner upward to 10,000 online signatures. “That’s the ultimate goal. Get rid of the bowl ban for this year, because this is unfair to our current players.”The petition comes in the wake of a recent Yahoo! Sports report centering on a University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, who had been sentenced to federal prison for 20 years on June 7 for his involvement in a $930 million Ponzi scheme.Shapiro supplied thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72 Miami student-athletes, according to the report.What has struck a chord among fans, however, is that Dee also served as the athletic director at Miami from 1993 to 2008.“We were incensed, because he’s handing down infractions to USC that look like a parking ticket compared to what was happening at Miami at that exact time,” Lamare said. “He had it in for USC and I don’t think that’s just conjecture.”The alleged violations, stemming from Shapiro’s involvement with the program, were said to have occurred from 2002 to 2010 — years primarily when Dee headed the school’s athletic programs.“If the allegations prove true, the words irony and hypocrisy don’t seem to go far enough,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott told the Los Angeles Times last week.Irritated with Dee’s involvement in the USC case, a number of fans have expressed disappointment with an inactivity from the university’s athletic department.Because of a perceived conflict of interest with Dee placed on the COI, Orly and Lamare believe USC should either ask the NCAA to reopen the case or file a lawsuit altogether.“It’s not that we didn’t do things wrong and act against the rules, but the punishment didn’t fit the crime,” Lamare said.Even with more than 2,000 online signatures, Orly and Lamare — although acknowledging the near-impossible odds of NCAA President Mark Emmert listening to an assembly of bitter USC alumni, fans and students — hope, at least, to raise awareness of USC’s ill-treatment from the infractions committee, namely Dee.“One thing that infuriates me is that, outside of the Pac-12, nobody really knows what happened with USC,” Lamare said. “They think this was a pay-for-play scandal. They really forget it was one player and one agent trying to lure him away. That has nothing to do with a competitive advantage.”In Yahoo! Sports’ report, among the 72 Miami players identified as having received extra benefits, several had received them from Shapiro while being recruited out of high school, gaining access to cars, VIP clubs and his personal yacht.Because Dee oversaw the Hurricanes’ program during this time period, Lamare and Orly argue that Dee’s assertion that USC “should have known” should apply to his run at Miami as well.“Our case just came at the wrong time,” Lamare said. “We had this high-flying program for a number of years that people were jealous of. We laughed at Mike Garrett when he said that, but it’s kind of true.”