Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir recently released his first complete batch of solo songs in over 30 years, and has been celebrating his new album with a countrywide tour. Titled Blue Mountain, the album sees Weir pick up the acoustic guitar and hone in on his cowboy roots. The music is stripped down, feeling comfortable in the well worn pages of Americana.Before Weir embarked on his tour, or even released the new albun, the guitarist held an intimate performance at the McKittrick Hotel in New York, NY. As Weir returns to the Big Apple tonight, he’s shared a brand new video from that intimate celebration of Blue Mountain.In the new clip, Weir takes on the title track, performing a solo acoustic rendition of the beautiful song. Watch him below.Weir is set to perform two nights at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY beginning tonight, October 14th. Enjoy!
The Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Association (APROBI) has said it will start the trial use of 40 percent biodiesel (B40) fuel in March, as a follow-up to the successful implementation of 30 percent biodiesel (B30) fuel.APROBI chairman MP Tumanggor said the trial, starting in March, was in line with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to implement B40 fuel fully in January 2021, as reported by kompas.com on Monday.“I just received a letter from the oil and gas research agency for us to send the raw material for the trial,” Tumanggor said. He said there would be two models to be tested for the B40 fuel, which is produced by distilling crude palm oil (CPO) and infusing fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) to the mix to reach the expected level.The government is eager to increase the mix of palm oil in diesel fuel to reduce oil imports, which contribute heavily to the country’s trade deficit.Regarding the implementation of B30 fuel, Tumanggor said the program had gone well since its commercial debut in January.The B30 fuel is set to consume 9.6 million kiloliters of palm oil this year.“As of now, [the use of B30 fuel] is still going according to plan with regard to the automotive industry, the supply chain from Pertamina and producers,” he said, adding that the B30 fuel is expected to use a total of 800,000 kiloliters of vegetable oil. (mpr)Topics :
(REUTERS)-Former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be given accreditation for this year’s French Open tennis, organisers said on Saturday.The 70-year-old is provisionally banned from all International Tennis Federation (ITF) events after making allegedly racist and sexist comments during Romania’s Fed Cup tie against Britain last month.“Following the decision of his suspension by the @ITF_Tennis, Mr. Ilie Nastase won’t be accredited for #RG17,” French Open organisers said on Twitter.Nastase, who courted controversy throughout his career during which he won the U.S. and French Opens, is also not welcome at this year’s Wimbledon championships.Romania’s Fed Cup captain was booted out of the tie against Britain last month for “unsportsmanlike” behavior.The singles rubber between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Sorana Cirstea was briefly suspended after remarks made by Nastase to Konta and British team captain Anne Keothavong.Nastase had already run into trouble during the World Group playoff tie in Constanta after making a derogatory comment about the unborn child of American Serena Williams, the 23-times grand slam singles champion.