Flying Lotus Unveils Three Previously Unheard Tracks, Two Featuring Thundercat

first_imgElectronic experimentalist Flying Lotus has just released three previously unheard tracks, which look to be products of his most recent original 2014 compilation You’re Dead!. He released a deluxe edition of the LP last year, and included 39 tracks of bonus cuts and instrumental outtakes. As if that wasn’t enough, we are now presented with three more tracks from the legendary studio session. Music really is the gift that keeps on giving.One of the new tracks, “TDC – Alt Experiment,” offers a fresh re-arrangement of the You’re Dead! track, “Turkey Dog Coma.” Additionally, LA-based producer shared two tracks with frequent collaborator and rising bass-god Thundercat, titled “Haleys Line//thundercat” and “NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010.”Listen To Thundercat’s Funky New Untitled SongIn true FlyLo fashion, the three tracks came as complete surprises, with no lead-up or announcement whatsoever. Each recording, exponentially different from the rest, offers a deeper understanding of the artist and the particular brainwaves he chooses to share. Take a listen and fly away to the sweet combinations of these sounds:“NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010”“Haleys Line//thundercat”“TDC – Alt Experiment”[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Published recommendations for swimming in the sea

first_imgGeneral recommendations Laboratory staff conducting water sampling and analysis should adhere to the usual protection and safety measures when performing sampling and analysis, respecting the rules of the profession, general protection measures and general recommendations on maintaining physical distance and personal hygiene. The Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) has published recommendations for swimming in the sea and inland surface waters during the COVID-19 epidemic HZJZ / Recommendations for swimming in the sea and inland surface waters during the COVID-19 epidemic Visible notices and informing guests. In a visible place at the entrance, as well as in the area where visitors stay, it is necessary to place information on hygienic procedures and with guidelines on proper behavior and protection measures to be followed or valid in that area. If the appropriate infrastructure is available, it is possible to occasionally advertise voice messages over the loudspeaker to remind visitors of the need to maintain physical space and other general measures. Conditions for maintaining the hygiene of sanitary facilities. It is necessary to intensify the cleaning and disinfection of sanitary facilities every two hours (and more often if necessary), as well as to increase the number of employees for daily cleaning in each sanitary facility. At the same time, the use of sanitary facilities should be limited in accordance with the size and prescribed sanitary conditions. 3. Food and beverage service areas and trade facilities at sea and freshwater beaches Hand disinfection. Dispensers with a disinfectant must be installed at reasonable intervals and in visible places (eg on the basis of alcohol in a concentration of not less than 70% or another agent with declared virucidal action according to the manufacturer’s instructions and suitable for use on the skin). General and hygienic measures. General measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are available at: https://bit.ly/3cp9lvi. Recommendations for compliance with all preventive measures apply to all areas of sea and freshwater bathing areas (water surfaces, beaches and areas where locker rooms, toilets are located). 2. Spatial and technical conditions of sea and freshwater bathing areas Side dish: 4. Regular monitoring of water for recreation Water use. When staying in the water, maintain a physical distance of 1,5 m. Physical distance. The concessionaire should separate the deckchairs in such a way as to ensure physical distance (provide a person who can supervise the prescribed measures) and disinfect the deckchairs several times a day, always after a certain guest no longer uses the deckchair and before another guest uses it. If the bathing areas provide for other seats, they should also be arranged at a distance of 1,5 m. Monitoring is carried out by employees of the competent Institute of Public Health, ie authorized laboratories in accordance with the Plan and program for monitoring sea beaches and land beaches. Maximum number of people in the premises. For the premises of sea and freshwater bathing areas, the maximum number of persons allowed to stay at the same time is determined according to the principle of 15 persons per 100 m2 of net area. Physical distance. All visitors and employees are advised to adhere to the rules of physical distance of 1,5 meters. Restaurant / Instructions for catering facilities are available HERE Waste disposal. It is recommended to place waste bins with appropriate lids in all open areas of the swimming pool, as well as at reasonable intervals in open spaces.last_img read more

As market opens, 10 possible infield fits for the Angels

first_img League updates Cesar Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies, 27. A speedy switch-hitting second baseman, Hernandez had a .372 on-base percentage over the past two years. He is arbitration eligible for three more seasons, projected to make $4.7 million in 2018. Hernandez could be expendable to the Phillies because of rising prospects J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery. However, if the Phillies chose to give those players more seasoning, or instead trade Freddy Galvis, they could hang on to Hernandez. He won’t be acquired without giving up significant talent. The Phillies need pitching.Mike Moustakas, free agent, 29. A third baseman, Moustakas is the biggest name on the free agent market at either position, mostly because of his age and eye-popping 38 homers in 2017. Moustakas also hits left-handed, and he’s a Southern California native (Chatsworth High). He won’t be cheap (five or six years at $15 million to $20 million per year). Also, he has a career .305 on-base percentage.Neil Walker, free agent, 32. The Angels were believed to be involved in trade talks for the switch-hitting second baseman two years ago, when he went from the Pittsburgh Pirates to New York Mets. Since then, he’s put up a .355 on-base percentage with the Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Walker’s defensive metrics are mixed, and he’s also at the older end of the spectrum, meaning he’d be a short-term fix.Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins, 29. Just about anyone on the Marlins roster is available, as they are trying to trim payroll. A left-handed hitting second baseman, Gordon is signed for $38.4 million over the next three years. Gordon is a two-time All-Star, a batting champion and a three-time stolen base champ. He has a .329 on-base percentage over the last two years. He also missed much of last season with a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. If the Angels are willing to take all of Gordon’s contract, they probably wouldn’t have to give up much in terms of prospects.Todd Frazier, free agent, 31. A third baseman, Frazier hit 27 homers and reached base at a .344 clip in 2017. His career OBP is only .321, including .306 in 2015-16. Frazier also hits right-handed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error General Manager Billy Eppler said after the season ended his focus is on improving the team’s on-base percentage. He also said he’d prefer to get left-handed hitters. Upton’s signing made the lineup even more righty-heavy.With all that in mind, here’s a look at 10 players who could be a fit for the Angels at second or third. The Angels took care of a major piece of their offseason shopping before the market even officially opened, when they renegotiated Justin Upton’s deal to keep him around.Now, as the free agent market opened on Monday, the Angels’ most pressing needs are a second and third baseman. Although they might also look at first base or starting pitching, they feel they at least have better in-house options at those spots right now.Related Articles Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers, 35. Like the Marlins, the Tigers are rebuilding, so Kinsler is certainly available. The second baseman’s age and his right-handed bat make him less than ideal for the Angels. He’s also coming off a season in which he had a .313 on-base percentage.Eduardo Nunez, free agent, 30. Nunez can play second or third, and he had a .341 on-base percentage last season, with the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox. His career OBP is .320, and he’s a right-handed hitter.Zack Cozart, free agent, 32. Cozart has been a shortstop his whole career, but the Angels could sign him and move him to second or third. A right-handed hitter, Cozart is coming off a career season with 24 homers and a .385 OBP.Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians, 30. Kipnis was once a fixture in the middle of the diamond for the Indians, but injuries and Jose Ramirez’s emergence at second have left him to move around the field. The Indians tried him in center field late last season. He could be their left fielder next season, or they could trade him. He’s a left-handed hitter with a career .340 on-base percentage, but it dipped to .290 last season. Kipnis is guaranteed more than $30 million over the next two seasons.Chase Headley, New York Yankees, 33. The Yankees benched Headley when they got Frazier to play third last season. A switch-hitter, Headley still managed a .352 on-base percentage in 2017, improving his career mark to .344. He is signed for one more year at $13 million. Wildfires in West endanger lives and property last_img read more

Corey Seager is unanimous NL Rookie of the Year

first_imgCorey Seager lived up to the hype.Seager began the 2016 season as the consensus No. 1-ranked prospect in baseball. He finished it as the National League’s Rookie of the Year.The Dodgers’ 22-year-old shortstop was the unanimous choice as the 2016 winner.“It’s a distinguished award,” Seager said, thanking a long list of people including teammates Chase Utley and Justin Turner, minor-league hitting coach Shawn Wooten and his agent, Scott Boras. According to Stats LLC, Seager is only the fourth rookie in the divisional era (1969) to rank in the NL’s top 10 in batting average (.308, seventh) and slugging percentage (.512, 10th), joining Dusty Baker (1972), Mike Piazza (1993) and Albert Pujols (2001).Seager led all National League shortstops in average, slugging, OPS (.877), runs (105), total bases (321, second overall in the NL) and hits (193, the most by a rookie since Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001). He was second to Colorado’s Trevor Story in home runs with 26, which was the most in Dodgers’ franchise history by a shortstop. “It’s one of those things that’s really special to me. I don’t really have words for it.”Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda finished third in the voting, receiving 11 second-place votes and four thirds. Nationals outfielder Trea Turner also received 11 second-place votes but also got nine third-place votes.Seager becomes the 17th Rookie of the Year winner in the Dodgers’ franchise history (the most of any franchise). He is the Dodgers’ first ROY since outfielder Todd Hollandsworth in 1996 and the first Dodgers shortstop to win the award.“Obviously, I have a biased perspective, but I think he’s the best shortstop in the National League,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Seager. “When you talk about the game going forward, Corey Seager is what the game is about, now and going forward. The numbers speak for themselves.”Those numbers spoke loudly enough for the rookie to be among the top vote-getters in the NL Most Valuable Player award voting as well. The results of that voting will be announced Thursday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more