Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. and Dave Matthews Band Nominated for Rock Hall

At a time of transition for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the artists on the shortlist span generations and genres. At a moment of transition for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a new class of nominees for induction in 2020 puts generational and genre-based divides on full display: The Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, the Dave Matthews Band and Motörhead are among the first-timers on the ballot, while returning acts getting another chance include Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. The 16 nominees up for inclusion at next year’s ceremony — scheduled to take place May 2 in Cleveland — are rounded out by Kraftwerk (nominated five times previously), MC5 (four previous nominations) and Todd Rundgren (one), plus the shortlist newcomers Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy and the Doobie Brothers. The wide swath of options may reflect what the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s incoming chairman, John Sykes, called a need to evolve, amid years of criticism about the diversity of the inductees. Sykes, the president of entertainment enterprises for the radio conglomerate iHeartMedia and a former MTV executive, will take ove...

Designed to maximise daylight, Ultraline offers architects and specifiers the freedom to use larger expanses of

Designed to maximise daylight, Ultraline offers architects and specifiers the freedom to use larger expanses of glass. Each joint is supported by a glass rafter, or fin, which reinforces the structure without breaking the sightline. The low-pitch aluminium roof light is non-intrusive and typically measures 2.4 metres long and 1.2 metres wide. However, as each roof light is designed and made to order, specifiers can increase the width and depth to suit the application. Loadings are calculated by an independent glass consultant. Howells offers several glazing options with clear toughened glass as standard. Customers can upgrade to solar-controlled, high performance or super neutral glass. For certain applications such as swimming pools, schools and hospitals, the company offers a toughened laminated glass. With manual handling limited to 130kg, larger expanses of glass will require a crane and glazing robot for installation. Ultraline has been independently tested for Weather tightness (BS 6375 Part 1) and Resistance to snow and permanent load (EN 14351). It is certified to PAS 24 and Approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings), offering peace of mind against low-level burglary. Th...