From now until April 2nd, a group called Tee Spring has paired with a number of musicians and NBA franchises to make custom shirts. The series, called “MYTEAMMYCITY,” matches famous artists to their hometown, and, naturally, the Jerry Garcia shirt was the first to catch our eye. The Garcia/Golden State Warriors shirt can be seen above.Other crossovers include The Roots x Philadelphia 76ers, Slipknot x Chicago Bulls, John Denver x Denver Nuggets (that one just makes sense!), DJ Khaled x Miami Heat, Nathaniel Rateliff x Denver Nuggets and so many more! The shirts are only available for eight more days, so don’t waste any time.You can find the whole series here.
The Five-Week Summer Performance Program at Berklee College of Music takes place every summer, with jams, open mics, and student performances galore. The renowned program brings students together from all over the world to celebrate music and study their instruments together. Last summer, the string department had a special piece to deliver to audiences, performing a striking rendition of “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band, which was directed and arranged by Berklee’s own Mimi Rabson. Of course, the Allman Brothers Band cover served as a tribute to founding members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman, who both passed away earlier in the year. The Five-Week string orchestra’s selection seems to have resonated with fans of the Allman Brothers, as it quickly made its rounds through the Internet. Their unique interpretation of the 1969 Live At Fillmore East classic is awe-inspiring, with the expert cohort of young musicians doing justice to the challenging number and its orchestral arrangement.You can watch the Five-Week String Orchestra interpretation of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post” below.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license A lithium-based energy storage system for ships has been launched by technology company Rolls-Royce. SAVe Energy is said to be a cost-competitive, highly efficient and liquid cooled battery system with a modular design that enables the product to scale according to energy and power requirements.In addition, the system complies with international regulations for low and zero emission propulsion systems.The development work has been partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council of Norway’s ENERGIX program. Three shipowning companies — Color Line, Norled and the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) Shipping Company — have been partners in the development, ensuring that the energy storage system covers a wide variety of marine applications, including ferries, cruise vessels and multipurpose vessels.As explained, energy storage is a major green investment for a shipowner. Returns are maximized when the system is correctly dimensioned for the specific ship and includes intelligent power control. Rolls-Royce has been delivering energy storage systems since 2010, however, the actual energy storage units were previously supplied by an external party. “The electrification of ships is building momentum. From 2010 we have delivered battery systems representing about 15 MWh in total. However now the potential deployment of our patent pending SAVe Energy in 2019 alone is 10-18 MWh,” Andreas Seth, Rolls-Royce, EVP Electrical, Automation and Control – Commercial Marine, said.SAVe Energy can be applied to several areas including peak shaving, spinning reserve and battery-powered vessels. Combined with a LNG or diesel-powered engine in a hybrid solution, it will increase efficiency and reduce emissions and can be coupled with most types of propulsion units. In a hybrid set up, SAVe Energy handles the peak load, while the main power generators will relate to the average load and not reduce the propulsion units thrusting capabilities, according to Rolls-Royce.“Battery systems have become a key component of our power and propulsions systems, and SAVe Energy is being introduced on many of the projects we are currently working on. This includes the upgrade programme for Hurtigruten’s cruise ferries, the advanced fishing vessel recently ordered by Prestfjord and the ongoing retrofits of offshore support vessels. As a system provider we can find the best solution considering both installation and operational cost,” Seth further said.SAVe Energy is an energy storage unit (ESU) system which was recently class approved by DNV GL. This means that the systems are now accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV GL.