Cross-genre bassist Thundercat has once again defied classification by now jumping mediums to television and writing a song for the Thundercats Roar animated series.The show is a reboot of the original Thundercats cartoon that ran from 1985 to 1989. While the new Thundercats Roar, airing on Cartoon Network, has so far not been as well-received as the original series or the 2011 reboot, we hope the contributions from Thundercat, born Stephen Bruner, will help.Related: Teenage Bassist Shares Impressive Cover Of Thundercat’s “Existential Dread” [Watch]Announced during a virtual Comic Con panel on Thursday, the song written by Thundercat for the series will serve to announce the arrival Grune The Destroyer, a character from the original series that Bruner will also voice. While most children in Cartoon Network’s target demographics might not be familiar with the jazz/hip-hop bassist, his lighthearted songwriting will hopefully translate to a new generation of fans. Thundercat is also no stranger to themes of cartoon and animation, as he wrote an entire song about his favorite anime-inspired piece of clothing, “Dragonball Durag“, on his most recent album, It Is What It Is.Listen to the new Thundercat song, set to appear in the forthcoming second season of Thundercats Roar.Thundercat — “Grune The Destroyer Song” [H/T Spin]
Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund and Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) co-led the investment syndicate comprising Microsoft, BDC Capital, 2150. Thistledown Foundation. Taronga Group and GreenSoil Investments.In 2019, Amazon co-founded the Climate Pledge as a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040 – ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement. The announced investment aligns with this commitment.Robert Niven, CEO and Co-Founder of CarbonCure Technologies, said, “This collaborative investment by technology and property development firms is a great endorsement of CarbonCure as the go-to CDR solution for the growing tech construction space and the overall shift towards low embodied carbon construction materials.”“We witnessed the tech industry setting climate change trends with their adoption of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. This investment in CDR signals a broader change of public and private infrastructure projects as industries and governments turn their focus toward the reduction of embodied carbon.”Kara Hurst, Vice-President of Sustainability at Amazon, said, “We are excited to invest in CarbonCure, a company producing stronger, more sustainable concrete, which will help Amazon and other companies meet The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero by 2040.”“We are looking forward to lowering the carbon footprint of many of our building by using CarbonCure concrete, including in Amazon’s HQ2 building in Virginia.”CarbonCure intends to use the capital investment to accelerate its product roadmap and geographical expansion in order to meet its goal of remove 500 mega-tonnes of CO2 annually from the concrete industry by 2030.
The Law Society’s librarians are used to turning up treasures. But the signature of Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, tucked away in an autograph book came as a surprise. The fascinating little book, signed by Hoover at the White House in 1930, was created by solicitor Gilbert Bailey on a Law Society delegation visiting the Canadian and American bar associations. Every member of the 130-strong delegation signed the book and its owner also managed to collect autographs of the chief justice of the US Supreme Court, the prime minister of Canada and – surprisingly shakily – the US president himself.