Snarky Puppy Treats Fans To First-Ever Performance Of Unreleased Album At Their GroundUp Music Festival [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend, GroundUp Music Festival returned to Miami Beach, Florida, for its third-annual weekend event. Hosted by Grammy-winning, jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy and their associated label, GroundUP Music, the festival featured a special Snarky set each day along with performances from David Crosby, Ghost-Note, Tank And The Bangas, Susana Baca, Bill Laurance, The Funky Knuckles, Michelle Willis and more. Lalah Hathaway served as the festival’s artist-at-large. During the festival, Snarky Puppy also delivered the world premiere of their new, unreleased twelfth album with the first-ever live performances of the music from the album.Known for its genre-bending lineup, GroundUp Music Festival is also known for its scrumptious selection of local food created by celebrity-chef Michelle Bernstein. Located on the beach during Florida’s best weather, with small interactive workshops all weekend, Snarky Puppy put together an impressive experience that music lovers should not skip out on next year!Checkout a beautiful gallery of photos below from the weekend courtesy of photographer Jess Phillips.Early bird tickets are currently on sale here for GroundUp Music Festival’s 2020 event.GroundUp Music Festival | Miami Beach, FL | 2/8/19-2/10/19 | Photos: Jess Phillipslast_img read more

Ronkonkoma Man Charged With Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Ronkonkoma man was arrested for alleged drunken driving after he crashed his SUV, killing his 25-year-old passenger in Patchogue early Thursday morning, Suffolk County police said.Joseph Keleher, 24, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo eastbound on Baker Street when he the truck hit a curb, drove across a grass embankment, overturned and came to a stop on Edwards Street shortly after midnight, police said.His passenger, Kevin Smith, of Oakdale, was ejected from the Jeep. Smith was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Keleher was charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

Attitudes and consumption of tourists on Lošinj TOMAS 2017

first_imgLošinj is a place of sports, recreation and new experiences, as evidenced by a new survey of attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS 2017, which was conducted by the Institute of Tourism for the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj.Slightly more than 50% of visitors to Lošinj stated sun and sea as their primary motive for arrival, but the percentage of those guests who see their primary motive for arrival in new experiences (35%) and in sports, recreation and entertainment (32%), point out from the Lošinj Tourist Board.The survey in the area of ​​Lošinj was conducted in the period from July to October 2017, and a total of 404 tourists were surveyed (327 in Mali Lošinj and 77 in Veli Lošinj). The largest number of guests visiting Lošinj is between the ages of 30 and 49 (54%), and 55% of them come to the destination with a partner, while 51% are university educated.Motivation for wellness (9%) and health reasons (13%) is above average. The Internet (42%) is the primary source of information, and the pages of online travel agencies (76%) are most often visited. 95% of guests booked accommodation on Lošinj in advance, and 57% through a travel agency. Guests mostly come to the destination by car (89%) and spend an average of 8 nights. During their visit to the destination, 66% of them go on self-organized excursions. The daily consumption of a guest on Lošinj is 96 euros, which is more than the average consumption of a guest in the county (77 euros). 46% of expenditures relate to accommodation services, 19% to food and beverage services in catering facilities, 18% to trade services and 18% to other destination services.// TZ MALOG LOŠINJA LAUNCHED A PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN “1 VISIT IS WORTH 1000 PICTURES”.Guests of Lošinj are extremely satisfied with the total stay in the destination, more than 80% of them with more than 30 elements of the offer (beauty of nature and landscape 84,6%, kindness of staff 83,4%, personal safety 82,6%, quality of service 79,7 .78,5%, food quality 76%, ecological preservation 75,3%, beach cleanliness XNUMX%, etc.). Among the poorly rated elements, the traffic accessibility of the destination, the convenience for a short vacation and the richness of the gastronomic offer stand out. Also during the stay, the guests were most bothered by unpleasant odors from the containers, inappropriately disposed garbage, crowds in the bathing area and crowds in general in the destination.Attachment: Characteristics of tourist demand in the town of Mali Lošinj – ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION OF TOURISTS IN CROATIA TOMAS SUMMER 2017 Related news:MALI LOŠINJ IS BUILDING A TOURIST YEAR STEP BY STEP, NOT A SEASONBRAVO FOR MALI LOŠINJ, WHICH OFFERS OVER 40 ORIGINAL, UNIQUE AND INDIGENOUS SOUVENIRSTHREE IMPORTANT LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM LITTLE LOŠINJlast_img read more

‘Selfish and proud,’ declare US anti-lockdown protesters

first_imgA few hundred people demonstrated Friday against the coronavirus lockdown in the US state of Pennsylvania, an AFP reporter said, with many carrying signs declaring themselves “Selfish and proud”. The demonstration in the state capital Harrisburg was held despite plans already being in place for an initial easing of restrictions starting May 22 in most of the state.Few of the demonstrators wore masks or respected social distancing. Many were Trump supporters, with several calling for his re-election in November.  Those who do not wear masks are regularly called “selfish” in the US, where the debate over stay-at-home orders has become highly politicized.  So far Pennsylvania, which says it has seen more than 60,000 infections and 4,300 deaths from COVID-19, has been less afflicted by the pandemic than the neighbouring states of New York and New Jersey.”I’ve been affected. My wife has been affected. My friends have been affected. Everybody in Pennsylvania has been affected by this lockdown,” said Matthew Bellis, one of the protest leaders.”I went four to six weeks without any income for my own bills. And now I signed up for the mortgage protection stuff, but now my mortgage company is telling me they’re giving me a foreclosure notice … I don’t know what this is about,” said demonstrator Amy Graff.Anti-lockdown demonstrations have increased in the US in the last month, especially in the states most contested for the presidential election.They have been encouraged by President Donald Trump, who wants to revive the economy quickly. Pennsylvania is one of these states, along with Michigan and Wisconsin.Topics :last_img read more

AI to bring in $366b to Indonesia’s GDP by 2030

first_imgThirty-three percent of respondents said that they were reluctant to implement AI over concerns of employee backlash from job displacement, making it one of the challenges of AI adoption. Artificial intelligence could add US$366 billion to Indonesia’s gross domestic product in the next decade and almost $1 trillion in added GDP across Southeast Asia, a recent study has shown.The study by consulting firm Kearney and Singapore-based investment firm EDBI says that 80 percent of respondents are still in the early stages of AI adoption, lagging two to three years behind the United States and China.“Just like in many countries, financial services and retail have been the early adopters of AI in Indonesia. We are also seeing a lot of potential in the logistics and supply chain sector,” Kearney senior partner Soon Ghee Chua said in a press briefing on Thursday.    The study pointed out that Indonesian e-commerce platform Tokopedia was able to increase the total number of transactions by 202 percent and increase revenue by 179 percent month-over-month after implementing AI-based product recommendations.AI usage in Southeast Asia is mainly for marketing and sales, followed by supply chain and manufacturing. However, the finance industry has also used AI to decrease fraudulent transactions while human resources utilizes AI to increase candidate matching.center_img “There is always a concern over that issue, but in the near term AI is mostly used for augmentation of human tasks rather than the replacement of human abilities,” he said, adding that most AI was used to generate revenue, as opposed to cutting costs, for example, through layoffs.The government and businesses, he added, could roll out teaching programs for university students and employees to learn about preparing data and using algorithms that were crucial for operating AI.“Companies are not looking for people who can develop the next groundbreaking AI. It’s about [employees] picking up skills to use in AI rather than becoming an AI algorithm writer,” he said.Read also: How artificial intelligence helps firms stay relevant amid pandemicSimilarly, Nikolai Dobberstein, Kearney Asia Pacific communications, media and technology head, said that upskilling programs could solve the talent gap as more than 85 percent of respondents highlighted difficulties in finding talents for AI-related activities.“We believe this talent gap issue is overstated because we are seeing a significant improvement in AI models in recent years. They are more readily available and easier to deploy,” he said.Dobberstein went on to say that companies should also prioritize focused AI initiatives for near-term impact with an employee-centric approach to build momentum for deploying AI at scale.“AI is not a panacea. You need to develop it for specific use cases and to solve business pain points,” he said, advising governments to develop national AI agendas that prioritized adoption in key sectors.The Research and Technology Ministry and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) launched in August a national strategy for developing AI. It will focus on education and research, health services, bureaucratic reform, food security, mobility and smart cities.The government has also put AI utilization in the country’s latest five-year plan for digital transformation, along with 5G infrastructure development.Read also: Indonesia sets sights on artificial intelligence in new national strategy“Laypeople think of 5G as only increased bandwidth, but it can also enable a massive internet of things (IoT) and the IoT is most beneficial in automation,” said EDBI managing partner Basil Lui during the online press conference.A recent study by the Bandung Institute of Technology’s Industrial and Research Affiliation Institution showed that 5G can add Rp 2.8 quadrillion ($188 billion) to the Indonesian economy by 2030 once the government releases its 5G spectrum for the 2021-2023 period.Topics :last_img read more

Saipem clinches $3.5B Marjan, Berri field deals with Saudi Aramco

first_imgItalian oilfield services giant Saipem has won a large part of a total of $18 billion worth of contracts awarded by Saudi Aramco as part of further development of Marjan and Berri offshore fields in Saudi Arabia.Illustration: Berri plant – Source: Saudi AramcoFollowing Saudi Aramco’s initial announcement on Tuesday that it had awarded 34 contracts worth $18 billion to various contractors with the aim to boost production capacity by 550,000 barrels per day of Arabian Crude Oil and 2.5 BSCFD of gas from Marjan and Berri offshore fields, Saipem has confirmed it has won two contracts worth over $3.5 billion.As part of the contracts, Saipem will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation works and the development of the onshore facilities that are part of the Berri and Marjan gas fields, both located in the Arabian [Persian?] Gulf.According to Saipem, the first contract, “PKG-01 Expand Abu Ali Crude & KGP Gas Facilities” for the Berri field, concerns the expansion, through the installation of new process units, of the Abu Ali oil-gas separation plant located on the island of the same name, about 50 km north of the Ras Tanura refinery, and of the gas treatment plant of Khursaniyah.Related: Saudi Aramco to splash $18 billion on Marjan, Berri offshore fields The second contract, “Gas Treatment and Sulfur Recovery” related to the Marjan field, concerns the construction of a gas treatment unit and of another unit for the recovery of acid gases for sulfur production.“The treatment of acid gases will almost completely eliminate the release of sulfur oxides into the environment: more than 99.9% of the gases will be recovered and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere will comply with the most stringent international standards,” Saipem said.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash celebrates fish migration

first_imgMACHIAS — More than 50 participants, spectators and volunteers celebrated the spring migration of the Atlantic salmon smolt and the alewives in the fourth annual Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash on May 21 at the Downeast Salmon Federation’s East Machias Aquatic Research Center.The four-mile race was part of World Fish Migration Day and the Island Readers and Writers series of community events called “Alewives; Small Fish, Big Impact.”The top male runners were Evan Merchant (23 minutes and 26 seconds), Pete Williams (23:45) and Jacob Godfrey (24:16); and the top three females were Tricia Brown (28:45), Tricia Farrell (30:36) and Lisa Kearns (31:04).The series of events was a collaborative effort involving the Island Readers and Writers, the Downeast Salmon Federation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Cobscook Community Learning Center, the Downeast Coastal Conservancy and the Downeast Institute.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textDonors included, among other businesses, Machias Savings Bank, Emera Maine, APEX Clean Energy, Norton Insurance, Van Syckle Kia and Hanscom Construction. Raffle items were donated by Bangor Savings Bank, Whole Life Market, Tide Mill Creamery and Pineo’s True Value.For more information about the Downeast Salmon Federation, visit or find the organization on Facebook or Twitter.last_img read more

Football News Chennaiyin FC signs Edwin Vanspaul on two-year deal

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “And having familiar faces around me like Sabir (Pasha) Coach, (Dhanpal) Ganesh and (Sinivasan) Pandiyan will surely help me. I am also waiting to connect with the fans of the club and repaying their support with good performances on the pitch,” he said.Starting his career as a striker, Vanspaul has been deployed as a central midfielder, winger, right-back and left-back over the years. He played majority of last season with CCFC at right-back.”Edwin brings versatility and experience to our ranks. He was a pivotal player in Chennai City’s title winning side. And being from Tamil Nadu himself, he will be well aware of the responsibilities that come with representing a team from the state. We’re truly delighted to have him on board,” said Gregory. Chennai : Indian Super League team on Friday announced the signing of Edwin Vanspaulfrom I-League side Chennai City FC on a two-year contract. The versatile Vanspaul has been signed up on a permanent move subject to transfer window regulations, a press release said.The 26-year-old from Neyveli will be moving to Chennaiyin FC after three seasons at Chennai City FC, with whom he won the 2018-19 I-League title recently. He played in all CCFC’s 20 league games in the I-League season, starting in 19 of them and proved to be a vital cog in the campaign.”I feel I have made the right move in my career, at the right time. I always believe that learning never stops and I look forward to learning more with my new teammates under head coach John Gregory,” Vanspaul was quoted as saying in the release.last_img read more

Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ ” Mighty Ruler, Beacons highlight night two of Bartica Zone”

first_imgMIGHTY Ruler will oppose Police while Beacons will engage Walking Boys in the semi-final round of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Bartica Championship at the Bartica Community Centre Tarmac.Mighty Ruler emerged as the group-A winner following two wins in as many matches. The veteran outfit brushed aside Prison Service 2-0 in their first match, before hammering Potaro United 6-0.Their opponent was made to work for their berth in the semi-final round. Police upset Rivers View 2-1 in their opening match.The lawmen then suffered an unlikely loss in their second fixture, as they went down 3-1 to Goal-Raiders.On the other hand, Beacons stormed into the semi-final stage following victories over Goal-Raiders and Rivers View respectively.Beacons mauled Goal-Raiders 6-2 in their opening match, before returning to dismantle former champion Rivers View 3-0.Meanwhile, Walking Boyz got off to the worst possible start, losing 2-0 to Potaro United in their first match-up.The newcomer would then rebound in their second fixture, defeating Prison Service 1-0 to seal their place.Up to press time, the semi-final round and grand finale were underway.Meanwhile, the four teams that failed to qualify from the group round will compete in the Guinness Plate Championship.The victor of the Guinness Plate Championship will receive $60,000.Winner of the zone will collect $400,000 and the respective trophy. They will also earn an automatic place in the National Championship, which is pegged to start in August. Meanwhile, the losing finalist will receive $150,000 and a trophy.On the other hand, the third and fourth place finishers will pocket $100,000 and $75,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.The other major sponsor of the event is Colours Boutique. In attendance at the venue was Banks DIH Guinness Brand Executive, Lee Baptiste.last_img read more

With postseason hopes bleak, Orange volleyball needs 2 wins against Big East’s best

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The season is on the line. The only option for the Syracuse volleyball team is to win. But it won’t be easy. The prospects are bleak. SU (23-7, 5-7) faces the top-two teams in the Big East conference in Cincinnati and Louisville this weekend. Upset both and SU has a good shot at making the Big East tournament, contingent upon Pittsburgh and St. John’s performances this weekend as well. As of Thursday, all three teams have Big East records of 5-7. SU sits behind Pitt and in front of St John’s in ninth place in the conference, SU lost to the Panthers but beat the Red Storm earlier in the season. Only eight teams qualify for the tournament. ‘I think if we have that mentality going into these two games then we’ll hopefully do some amazing things,’ SU outside hitter Hayley Todd said. leak, Orange volleyball needs 2 wins against Big East’s bestThe Panthers currently hold the tie breaker over SU for that last spot over the Orange with its win earlier in the season. But because Pitt will be playing its first game of the season against St. John’s this weekend, things could get even more fuzzy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text If the Panthers beat SJU, it will have the tiebreaker over both St. John’s and Syracuse. But if SJU beats Pitt, then it becomes a three-way tie between all three teams. A tie means the conference will have to go more in depth for the season statistics of each team, SU assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. It may be one weekend, but there is long way to go before the final tournament team surfaces. And despite the long odds, Syracuse feels that it will put themselves in the most attractive of positions. They feel they can win both. ‘We want to go out this weekend winning two,’ assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. ‘It doesn’t matter who the teams are on the other side of the court.’ LaMarche shares her attitude with her players. They’re not intimidated by the likes of the Bearcats and the Cardinals. Even though the Orange isn’t favored to win either game, anything can happen in the Big East. The team remains focused on winning. Losing never enters their mind. And it can’t, if SU wants to win and make the Big East tournament. Syracuse plans to play like the team that started the season 17-0 in this final two-game stretch. The Orange plays its best when it is relaxed and having fun — playing like it has nothing to lose, Todd said. But heart alone won’t get the team wins against the best teams in the league. Which is why the team has a game plan for Cincinnati. One it hopes will get it the win, something 11 of Cincinnati’s 12 Big East opponents failed to do this season. In the second game of the weekend, SU faces a Louisville team that is not as highly ranked as Cincinnati. But the Cardinals did give the Bearcats its only Big East loss this season. The Cardinals will prove to be a tough challenge. But not an impossible hurdle like in years past. ‘Louisville’s not as intimidating to us as it used to be,’ LaMarche said. ‘They’re a little more level but they’re still a really good team. Anything can happen.’ If Syracuse gets the Louisville coach yelling, that is a good sign for SU, LaMarche said. That means Louisville has done something wrong and the Orange has a good chance of winning. But for everything to click this weekend, everyone on the team must step up. There is no room for errors anymore. Not with the season living or dying with these two final games. ‘We all need to be playing at the same time and have everyone on at the same time because we’ve been lacking that lately,’ senior captain Sarah Hayes said. ‘All we can do is give our best.’ If SU leaves everything on the court, it could win both games. That may seem unrealistic to outsiders. Beating the top teams in the league in back-to-back games seems too tough. But not to the Orange. This is a team that raced off to the best start in program history. It may be 5-7 in the Big East, but swap a couple of its close games, and SU could just as easily be 7-5. LaMarche wouldn’t be surprised if Syracuse won both games. This team is 23-7. She feels the record speaks for itself. ‘We’re a good team,’ LaMarche said. ‘We’d be super-ecstatic (if we won both), but this team can do it.’ Come Friday, the team faces its first test against Cincinnati. A team SU believes it can beat. The same will be true against Louisville just two days later. ‘All you can think about is winning,’ Todd said. ‘That’s the game plan.’ Published on November 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more