Virginia Town Will Host Over 200 Shows At 50 Venues In One Week

first_imgAlexandria, VA will host the 2nd annual Alexandria Live Music Week this Friday, September 30th through October 8th, hosting over 200 performances at over 50 venues throughout the city. While national highlights include bands like Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, The Funky Meters, El DeBarge and more, a number of the performances will feature local bands that are making a name for themselves in the musically-oriented town.The locally renowned artists like Judge Smith, The Janna Audey Band, Free Flowing Musical Experience, Farley Granger, and Rocky Guttman will all be playing at intimate venues across Alexandria throughout the week. There will a Film Festival showing Spinal Tap, and hometown favorite locales like King Street Blues, Blackwall Hitch, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Fiona’s Irish Pub, Magnolia’s on King, and more will all host music regularly throughout the week! The Birchmere will also be running great concerts in celebration of Live Music Week.The event comes a full year after the debut of Alexandria Live Music Week, but this year’s event features even more performances and venues! To keep up with the full festival, check out the schedule on the official Alexandria Live website.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta hails Frank Lampard ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 11:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Mikel Arteta hails Frank Lampard ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea FA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 21:18FullscreenFA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.But the Gunners head into Saturday’s clash as underdogs and Arteta knows his players will have to be at their best to beat their London rivals, who have won ten of their last 13 matches in all competitions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOn Arsenal’s status as underdogs, the Spaniard responded: ‘I don’t know. it’s a final. ‘The only aim , the only focus, and all our energy is going to be on winning that trophy, it doesn’t matter where we start. ‘Two big clubs playing each other, Chelsea are in a really good moment, they have come back so far this season where they are – they are playing a really good level. We are going to go for it.’ Arteta believes Lampard has made a promising start at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Arteta has been massively impressed by the start Lampard has made at Chelsea but was quick to shut down any comparisons with two of the modern greats in management.On him and Lampard being touted as the next Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, he replied: ‘Frank as a player, he was absolutely top.‘The consistency he was able to play for that many years, in the position that he played at such a big club, and doing what he did, was incredible. Big credit to him on that. ‘As a manager he has shown, since he went to Derby, the kind of personality and ambition that he has, and the way he encourages his team to play. ‘Again this season he has done a really good job. ‘We are both young, we are both trying to learn our positions so I wouldn’t like to compare with the two managers you mentioned (Klopp and Guardiola).’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta is used to the emotions that come with FA Cup finals after winning the competition twice in his playing days at Arsenal and admits he’s been impatient for kick-off to come around.‘I don’t know if it’s nervousness, it’s just that you are anxious for the day to come, to play that occasion, to be on that pitch,’ he added.‘Because of all the preparation and when you are sitting in that hotel next to Wembley and you see all that atmosphere and all the families, you just want to go on that pitch and start the game and grab that trophy as quickly as possible. ‘It’s the same feeling that I have today. ‘I want it to already be tomorrow, I want to be there and to feel my players and go out there and win that trophy.’Who will come out on top in this year’s FA Cup final?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. AdvertisementAdvertisementFor more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were notMORE: Why Chelsea decided against signing Manchester City-bound Nathan Akecenter_img Advertisement Frank Lampard and Mikel Arteta are both looking for their first trophies in management (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has been impressed with the ‘really good job’ Frank Lampard has done since taking charge at Stamford Bridge and believes Chelsea’s head coach is already beginning to imprint his steely personality and ‘ambition’ on his squad.The two young managers are looking to pick up their first piece of silverware at Wembley this weekend in what will be a repeat of the 2017 FA Cup final. Arsenal came out on top to secure to win the trophy for a 13th time three years ago – with Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez getting on the scoresheet – and the result meant they overtook Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of the competition. Commentlast_img read more

BP allocates $100 million to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in upstream ops

first_imgOil and gas major BP has set aside $100 million to fund projects that will deliver new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in its Upstream oil and gas operations.A BP platform. Source: BPThe amount of $100 million will be made available over the next three years to support new projects in the Upstream that will cut greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses and employees throughout BP’s Upstream operating businesses are being invited to come up with ideas and propose projects for this funding.“The new Upstream Carbon Fund will provide significant further support to BP’s work generating sustainable greenhouse gas emissions reductions in its operations,” BP said.BP said that, after it had set emission targets in April last year, its total direct GHG emissions fell by 1.7 million tonnes CO2 equivalent, despite a 3% growth in Upstream oil and gas production on the same basis.“By the end of 2018, BP had generated 2.5 million tonnes of sustainable GHG emissions reductions throughout its businesses since 2016. BP’s methane intensity for 2018 was 0.2%,” BP said.Upstream chief executive Bernard Looney said: “A year ago we challenged everyone at BP to reduce emissions in our operations and they have responded overwhelmingly. This $100 million investment is designed to build on that momentum. It will fund ideas both big and small because everything counts in our transition to a lower carbon future and everyone at BP has a role to play.”“A year ago we challenged everyone at BP to reduce emissions in our operations and they have responded overwhelmingly. This $100 million investment is designed to build on that momentum.”BP said the Upstream Carbon Fund would be in addition to the $500 million that BP invests in low carbon activities each year, including investment in venturing activities and into its alternative energy business. BP is also a founding member of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, which brings together 13 of the world’s largest energy companies and has set up a $1 billion investment fund to address methane emissions and other issues.last_img read more