New Figures Reveal Gross Sales From Phish’s Baker’s Dozen

first_imgBillboard’s Current Boxscore aggregates information about high-selling concerts and runs, ranking them from highest grossing down. For this week’s column, Phish has topped the chart with their historic Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden. Baker’s Dozen spanned thirteen nights across July 21st through August 4th, and according to Billboard’s Boxscore, grossed $15,041,405 in total sales. With the shows’ estimated capacity of 236,278 people, 227,385 people attended the concerts across the boards, selling out five of the thirteen performances.Donut Sampler: Relive Phish’s Baker’s Dozen By Rewatching These Free Pro-Shot VideosWhile this figure is by no means chump change, the mean gross sales figure from across the thirteen shows ends up coming in at $1,157,031 per night. To put this figure into perspective, ranking fifth on the Boxscore column is Dead & Company with their sold-out June 24th performance at Citi Field in New York, which grossed a little over $4 million dollars in total for one night. However, this difference can be handily accounted for by ticket prices and venue size. For Dead & Company’s summer tour, tickets rang in at just about $150 or $40, while Phish’s four different price tiers across Baker’s Dozen ranging from $74 to $54 dollars, and Citi Field has about 6,500 more seats than Madison Square Garden’s 20,789 capacity.Some Internet Genius Compiled AUDs Of The Entire Baker’s Dozen Run In This Sweet WebsiteFor those of us who might need to revisit a math classroom, gross sales figures are the grand total of all sales for a given period—meaning it doesn’t account for the costs of producing the event itself. That said, the exact numbers related to profit and how much Phish actually made from the run are still disclosed.[H/T JamBase; Photo: Chad Anderson]last_img read more

Market changes across Europe are undermining viability of traditional power plants

first_imgMarket changes across Europe are undermining viability of traditional power plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Financial Times:The upcoming privatization of a Dutch utility highlights the changing landscape of Europe’s power sector. Owned by more than 50 cities, analysts expect Eneco to fetch more than €3bn. However, the potential sale has sparked the interest of much larger rivals as Eneco has things many of them covet — a range of home energy services, from a smart thermostat to an electric car charging device that enables the utility to remotely decide when is the cheapest time to charge your vehicle. Europe’s power sector is under pressure as never before — from changes in government policy to technological advances and the explosive growth and falling costs of renewable — all of which are undermining the economics of traditional power plants. The model of sending electrons from a big gas or coal-powered plant through a central transmission grid to passive consumers is being left behind. In the new world order, energy services will play a big role and snapping up Eneco could give a traditional utility or even an oil and gas major a lucrative foothold. It would be just the latest deal in an industry that is having to reinvent itself or face extinction. Mark Lewis, head of research at not-for-profit group Carbon Tracker and previously head of European utilities research at Barclays, described what is driving the transformation in terms of “the three Ds”: decarbonization, digitalization and decentralization. All three, he said, “are disrupting the entire sector, there is no respite at all”. Sam Arie, utilities analyst at UBS, said: “The single most important trend we see is the plunging cost of wind and solar.” It is this trend, argued Mr Arie, that could change the structure of Europe’s industry “from a patchwork of regionally-focused utilities to one that will be dominated by larger, more global businesses that have the scale in renewables to achieve cost efficiencies”. The increasing digitization, continuing growth of renewables generation and advances in battery storage mean more consumers will start to generate their own energy — and rely less on a centralized transmission network. Benoit Laclau, global power and utilities leader at consultancy EY, said: “In the past consumers have always been recipients of energy. With the ever greater digitisation of the value chain, consumers are getting options as to how they want to consume energy in the future. The value chain is shifting towards the customer.” More deals are inevitable. In Portugal the country’s largest utility, Energias de Portugal, recently rejected a €9bn takeover offer from China Three Gorges. The winners, according to UBS, will be global players. By 2030, said UBS’s Mr Arie, the industry could come to look more like the oil and gas sector where companies are typically twice the size. New entrants are vying for market share. Royal Dutch Shell and Total have both recently bought businesses in the consumer energy market — and are tipped as potential buyers for Eneco, according to analysts. Major technology groups, which have so far held off investing in the provision of consumer energy, remain the big unknown. In an uncertain energy world what is certain is that in the future, the energy powering your home and your car will no longer have to come from an RWE or an EDF. It could come from a Google, a BMW or your own roof.More ($): Winds of change blow through Europe’s power sectorlast_img read more

Case study Leeds: a city to be reckoned with

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Knicks free agency rumors: New York doesn’t need free agent splash, Damyean Dotson says

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Nuggets, Mavericks hoping to ‘swoop in and lure’ Tobias Harris away from 76ers LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis by giving him No. 23, report says While there’s mounting speculation as to what the Knicks will do when free agency opens Sunday, guard Damyean Dotson doesn’t believe New York needs to make big moves. Dotson told the New York Post in a phone interview Wednesday that he feels the Knicks will be strong enough with the young core they already have. Dotson, New York’s second-round pick in 2017, is coming off a season in which he played with a torn labrum. He had shoulder surgery in mid-May, but feels he will be ready to make an impact in his third season with the Knicks. “I watched him a couple of Duke games,’’ Dotson said. “I like his game a lot. He’s explosive, athletic. He’s a good 1, 2 guard. Big strong guy. I think he’ll definitely help us become a better team.”The Knicks have been rumored to go after Kevin Durant in free agency, though he’s expected to miss next season to recover from a torn Achilles. New York has also been linked to Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving, though the Nets are reportedly the favorites to land Irving.Knicks president Steve Mills said earlier this month that they are “going to do everything” they can to attract free agents to New York. “I’m a young guy still,’’ Dotson said. “We have a full team of young guys. My teammates Allonzo (Trier), Kev (Kevin Knox) Mitchell (Robinson), RJ (Barrett), we’re rising stars. We can build together and one day become a great team if we work hard keep listening to coach (David Fizdale). All the guys played last year got experience.”Another difference Dotson pointed to is the addition of RJ Barrett, who the Knicks selected with the No. 3 overall pick out of this year’s draft.  Related News Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Lakers ‘swinging for the fences’ in trying to land star “As long as they’re the guys that buy into what we’re trying to do as an organization,” Mills told The Undefeated. “Our plan was to organically build this team through teamwork, drafting well, getting high-character guys that want to compete. The (salary cap) space was a byproduct of that. If the right guys are there for us, great, because we still have all the young pieces and draft picks to move forward.“And if they’re not, we’re going to keep building our plan, drafting our guys, playing well and potentially being trade partners. We feel really good about where we are going.”New York finished with a league-worst 17-65 record last season, missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.last_img read more

Komšić accepted the position of the President of the Organizing Committee of the European Cup in Alpine skiing 2014

first_imgAn informative meeting connected to the organization of the European Cup in Alpine skiing 2014 was held today on Bjelašnica in the Cabinet of the member of the Presidency of B&H, Željko Komšić.On the meeting, Komšić officially accepted the position of the President of the Organizing Committee of the European Cup.  The director of  ZOI ’84 Salko Hasanefendić , the president of the Ski Federation of B&H Đelal Hasečić, the managing director of the Olympic Committee Said Fazlagić and the Mayor of the Municipality Trnovo attended this meeting together with other representative of the Winter Olympic Games (ZOI ) ’84 and the Ski Federation of B&H.The director of the Winter Olympic Games (ZOI)’84 presented the realized projects within the preparations for the  season of 2012/2013, as well as other plans for realizations of projects in 2013.The next meeting is planned for January 2013, when they will officially chose the members of the Organizing Committee and present the budget for the realization of this big ski event.last_img read more

(Updated) Wellington girls basketball team rated No. 3 in latest KBCA poll; No. 1 in Performance Index

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls basketball team continues to rise in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll today. The undefeated Crusaders are now ranked No. 3.  Andover Central, which suffered losses to Derby and Wichita South, fell from No. 3 to No. 5.  See newest poll here.Also, a website that uses a formula called the Kansas Performance Index has Wellington No. 1 in Class 4A Div. I. More on that list below.The KBCA Class 4A Div. I girls poll is as follows: Bishop Miege.McPhersonWellington.K.C. Piper.Andover CentralLabette County.ChanuteAbilenePaolaTowanda/Circle.In other KBCA news: Caldwell boys are now ranked No. 10 in Class 1A Div. 2 poll. Argonia, which lost to Central, dropped out of the poll.———On the website http://www.kpirankings.com/ Wellington is considered the top team in Class 4A Div. I on the Kansas Performance Index, which is like the RPI index in college basketball.According to the site:The fact is that a team’s win/loss record is not the best way to determine the quality of its performance. Other factors must also be considered when judging the strength of a team. Kansas Performance Index (KPI) uses a point system to quantify how well a team has played throughout the season. Bottom-line: The tougher your schedule, the more points you get awarded.The KPI Index has Wellington with 325 points – which don’t ask us how that number was determined. Paola is No. 2 with 315.63.Here are the top 10 according to KPI:Wellington – 325 points.Paola – 315Miege- 314.29Chanute 313.89McPherson 291.67Labette County 281.25K.C. Piper 258.33Abilene 237.5Andover Central 231.94Sumner 225.The full figures can be found here. Circle is No. 11, Rose Hill 13, Andale 22, Winfield 27 and Mulvane 32.In Class 4A Div. 1 Wellington boys are No. 22. Circle is No. 7, Rose Hill is No. 27, Mulvane is No. 29 and Winfield is No. 32.As for the other Sumner County teams: In Class 3A girls: Conway Springs girls is No. 4. Belle Plaine is No. 62 (Sterling – an opponent Wellington saw in the Kingman Tournament is No. 3).In Class 3A boys: Conway Springs is No. 4 and Belle Plaine is No. 52.In Class 2A boys: Oxford is No. 50. In Class 2A girls: Oxford is No. 52.In Class 1A Div. I boys: South Haven is No. 43. In Div. 1 girls: South Haven is No. 26.In Class 1A Div. II boys: Caldwell is No. 8, Argonia is No. 13. In Div. II girls: Caldwell is No. 21, Argonia is No. 29.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more