Counterculture icon and peace activist Wavy Gravy celebrated his 80th birthday last night at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The party featured performances from Bay-area natives ALO, Steve Kimock and Friends, and the Doobie Decibel System Duo. With Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney) seated at the side of the stage, each act played a full set, with ALO’s set featuring sit-ins from bassist Bobby Vega and Kimock. The guitarist joined Zach Gill, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and David Brogan on the band’s original track “Barbeque” which segued into Prince “1999” and back into “Barbeque”. As always, ALO put their own unique spin on the song and provided the party atmosphere.Jam Cruise Shares Video Of ALO’s Funky Pool Deck Performance [Pro-Shot]All proceeds from the event benefited the Seva Foundation‘s blindness prevention programs around the world. Check out ALO w/ Steve Kimock below, courtesy of bmwmunk:[via Jambase]
EEW Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) has completed the load-out of the first six transition pieces built for the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.The Teesside-based company will manufacture and deliver a total of 35 transition pieces for Ørsted’s 752MW wind farm. ALE Heavy Lift is providing the transportation services. Denmark’s Bladt Industries is in charge of manufacturing and delivering the remaining 59 transition pieces.EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, will deliver 47 monopiles for the wind farm. Dutch offshore foundations specialist Sif Holding will produce the remaining 47 monopiles.47 monopiles, 94 transition pieces, and 94 anode cages will be shipped from Denmark, Germany, and the UK to Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam, where they will be assembled and prepared for offshore construction.GeoSea, part of DEME Offshore, is in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations.The Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm will comprise 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines installed some 23km off the coast of Zeeland. A2SEA, part of GeoSea, will provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install the wind turbines.Ørsted plans to have the project commissioned by the end of 2020.
Competition was hot on a chilly spring day as the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team lost 4-3 Sunday to Ohio State at the Nielsen Tennis Center.The marathon match lasted 4 1/2 hours and made a mid-match transition from the outdoor courts to the indoor ones after play was suspended for rain.The series was back and forth as Ohio State and Wisconsin traded leads and momentum throughout the day. The matches seemed to go Ohio State’s way after it swept the doubles point and quickly won the singles six match.UW’s No. 2 doubles team of Emese Kardhordo and Katya Mirnova fought hard in a tough 9-7 loss to Julie Blackmore and Cami Hubbs. The No. 3 team of Angela Chupa and Aleksandra Markovic also made a comeback only to fall 9-7 as well to Ohio State’s Kirsten Flower and Paloma Escobedo.Before that, Ohio State quickly won the No. 1 doubles as the team of Christina Keesey and Angela DiPastina defeated UW’s Elizabeth Carpenter and Jessica Seyferth.But fortunes turned as the Badgers won the next three matches to go up 3-2 with wins from Carpenter, Mirnova and Chupa at the No. 1, 2, and 5 singles respectively.Chupa quickly defeated DiPastina 6-4, 6-4; Mirnova took down Escobedo 6-2, 6-2; and Carpenter won her last home match as a senior, defeating Flower in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.“I was excited while I was playing, just enjoying the moment,” Carpenter said. “It was great — it was an awesome win for me.”The Badgers did lose No. 6 singles as Ohio State’s Kelsey Haviland dominated the match against Dana Larsen, winning the match 6-2, 6-1.Many of the points were hotly contested, and many close calls were debated among the players, umpires, coaches and fans.Ohio State’s Flower was the most vocal, as she was visibly upset after several of Carpenter’s calls. Wisconsin head coach Brian Fleishman got into a few arguments with the umpires as well, even telling one to “shut up” after a call in the first few points.In college tennis, the players make the calls while the umpires are there as a second opinion for any challenges from players.The results came down to the last two matches, both of which were fiercely competitive. All that remained was UW’s Aleksandra Markovic against Kristina Keesey at No. 3 singles and the No. 4 singles match of Wisconsin’s Jessica Seyferth vs. Hubbs.They were hotly contested, with intense rallies, long points and extended deuces. The turning point came when the match was suspended due to rain and the play moved to the indoor courts where play is a little quicker and the speed increases. The Badgers knew the switch wouldn’t help their team, especially against Ohio State.“Outdoors, when you hit the ball, it doesn’t come at you as hard,” Mirnova said. “In Jessie’s case, her opponent is pretty much an indoor player, so she hit the ball and it’s coming at you at full speed. I think we’re pretty good outdoors compared to indoors.” Fleishman also felt the transition didn’t help the last two matches.“You hope that’s not the reason you ended up losing the match, but it’s faster in here, and their players are a little bit more of an indoor team. They’re big girls; they hit the ball pretty hard, so I think the transition helped them.”Shortly after moving indoors, Markov lost her second set, losing the match 7-5, 6-4. With the score tied, 3-3, it came down to the third set between Seyferth and Hubbs. After trading points, breaks and leads, to the results were determined by a first to seven points tiebreaker. After going up four to three, Seyferth lost her next two serves and four points overall to drop the match to Hubbs 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4).Although the team lost in devastating fashion, Elizabeth Carpenter was happy with her performance on Senior Day and will look back on this win fondly.Fleishman knows it will be hard to replace a talent and leader like Carpenter.“She had to step up and fill the void of not having a No. 1 player, and she has accepted that challenge, and she is our No. 1 player and she’s done a good job,” Fleishman said.Mirnova was also upset to see the three seniors, Carpenter, Elizabeth Dolan and Erin Jobe leave.“I’m good friends with everyone on the team,” Mirnova said. “It’s going to be sad, but on the other hand, I’m looking forward to whoever comes here next year.”
But Seager led off the fourth inning with a drive into the right-field pavilion. Thompson matched him in the fifth inning and Seager did it again in the sixth, a 414-foot drive that looked a lot like the first.In the eighth, he wedged another solo shot into the seats down the left-field line, just beyond the reach of Braves outfielder Mallex Smith.The three-homer night gives Seager a team-high 12 already this season – second only to Colorado’s Trevor Story (15) among full-time shortstops (Manny Machado has 14 while splitting time between third base and shortstop). Thompson is in his shadow with nine.When the Dodgers arrived in Colorado for a three-game series beginning on April 21, Seager was hitting just .226 with one home run. Since then, he is batting .308 with 11 home runs and an increasingly-firm grip on the National League Rookie of the Year race.“I’m enjoying the ride,” Roberts said. “I’m the enjoying the development, the evolution, whatever you want to call it. To see how he prepares himself, the process – it seems like every night he’s going to do something special.“The consistency with the glove should never be overlooked. But what he did tonight – three homers and to put us on his back – it’s hard to believe he’s 22 years old. It’s something special.”Kenta Maeda isn’t a rookie in the same sense that Seager and Thompson are. But his first year with the Dodgers has been filled with ups and downs. Friday’s start qualified as an up.Maeda was touched for an unearned run in the first inning when a passed ball by Grandal moved Freddie Freeman into scoring position and Adonis Garcia drove him in with a two-out RBI single.Again in the second inning, the Braves pushed across a run against Maeda. Singles by Tyler Flowers, Teheran and Mallex Smith were good for that one.But Maeda retired 14 of the next 17 batters he faced, pitching into the seventh inning despite cracking the 100-pitch barrier for only the third time in his 11 starts. Maeda threw a season-high 107 pitches after getting an extra day between starts to rest a sore right hand (caused by a line drive back to the mound in his start at Citi Field last Saturday). The Dodgers would never label this season a youth movement. But it has become one – luckily for them.Rookie shortstop Corey Seager hit three home runs and combined with Trayce Thompson to produce all of the Dodgers offense in a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Friday night.Seager is the first Dodgers rookie to hit three home runs in a game since Don Demeter did it at the Coliseum on April 21, 1959. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 22-year-old Seager is the sixth-youngest player in MLB history to have a three-homer game.“It was one of those nights where it doesn’t matter what he was throwing, it felt like it was on a tee,” Seager said. “You get kind of locked in. … You see everything and it’s right there at your hands.” Thompson added his own solo home run and a double, all the hits the Dodgers managed in the win over the Braves.In the bigger picture, Seager and Thompson have been carrying the Dodgers’ offense for awhile now. One or the other – each in their first full seasons in the big leagues – can claim the team lead in home runs, runs, RBI, hits, total bases (all Seager’s), slugging percentage, OPS and OPS-plus (Thompson’s).Given the frequently-somnambulant state of the Dodgers’ offense (and the ongoing slumps of more established hitters like Yasmani Grandal, Justin Turner and Carl Crawford), the prospects of an offense devoid of their 25-and-under demographic (a group that includes Seager and Thompson’s housemate, Joc Pederson) are not attractive.“Would you have thought that at the beginning of the season? Probably not,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “To get that production offensively from these guys is great. That production from the other guys is going to come.”It didn’t come against Braves starter Julio Teheran Friday. He retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced, only a walk to Grandal marring the procession. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error