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Twiddle Confirms Dates For Fourth-Annual Tumble Down Festival

first_imgVermont jam quartet Twiddle has confirmed the dates for the fourth annual edition of their homegrown, hometown festival, Tumble Down, set to take place July 26th–27th, 2019. The two-day music event will return to the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. The all-ages festival is set to include two full days of music and the outdoors, leaving room for fans to explore the wonderful town of Burlington and everything it has to offer.The first three years of Tumble Down have been extremely successful, treating fans to special guest appearances from Page McConnell (Phish), Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), and even Senator Bernie Sanders. Previous years’ lineups have included Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Matisyahu, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Ripe, Billy Strings, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and many more, including one-off collaborations led by Twiddle frontman Mihali Savoulidis. While the 2019 lineup has yet to be announced, fans can feel confident that the festival will bring nothing but the goods. More details to be announced in the coming weeks.Early Bird Passes & VIP Packages go on-sale this Friday, December 7th at 11 am ET here.last_img read more

RSL Art Union’s latest Gold Coast prize its biggest in history

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29 The latest RSL Art Union draw is a Golden Treasure worth $6.4 million.A SINGLE blue note could change your life and the odds are much better than winning lotto. The RSL Art Union is giving away its biggest home lottery prize in history this Christmas, worth $6.4 million.The Golden Treasure draw of an entire Palm Beach apartment complex – which includes a penthouse, two townhouses and two units – will turn the winner into an instant multi-millionaire. MORE NEWS: Best places to retire revealedMORE NEWS: Renewed push to sell Ashy Bines’ multimillion-dollar home Tickets are just $10 and the prize will be drawn on Christmas Eve. This wouldn’t be a bad spot for Christmas lunch!Odds of taking out the draw are one in 690,000 if you purchase three $10 tickets – much better than the odds of winning powerball at one in 76 million. General manager of lotteries Tracey Bishop said each ticket sold helped returned veterans and their families. “Everything from homeless programs, scholarship programs, we have invested heavily in PTSD research and emergency accommodation,” she said. “The range of services has really grown to target veterans of all ages.” Drawn on Christmas Eve, the package includes a tree with $6000 worth of goodies underneath, $410,000 of professionally styled furniture and rates, water and body corporate fees for the first 12 months valued at almost $48,000. “We believe this is the biggest charitable prize home lottery in the world,” Ms Bishop said. “The rental income is just under a quarter of a million dollars a year, whoever wins it definitely never needs to work again.” The complex includes a penthouse, two townhouses and two apartments.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Funds raised help returned veterans and their families.Tickets are more than 65 per cent sold. “It’s really the flexibility that makes this prize so popular,” Ms Bishop said. “You could sell one of the apartments and travel the world and rent out the rest.“We have had previous winners move into the penthouse and get the other apartments and townhouses managed by a real estate agent and that’s their income. “It’s nice the winner gets to sit back and relax for 12 months as all the body corporate and rates are paid.” The apartment named Sanananda Shores, after a lesser-known World War II battle, is at 4 Twenty Seventh Ave, Palm Beach. For tickets visit rslartunion.com.aulast_img read more

Trojans complete Bay Area sweep

first_imgUSC dispatched two more ranked opponents this weekend to continue their undefeated start to the season. The weather was unusually cold and windy, but that didn’t stop the No. 2 Trojans from improving to 9-0 on the season by taking down the No. 13 California Bears and the No. 19 Stanford Cardinal.Going strong · USC freshman Max de Vroome won his singles match against Cal’s Mads Engsted on Friday 6-3, 6-3 to help USC secure the win. — Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanThe Trojans opened up against the Bears with some bizarre action in doubles. Playing in the No. 1 spot, junior Ray Sarmiento and sophomore Yannick Hanfmann were tied 2-2 (40-30) with Cal’s Riki McLachlan and Ben McLachlan when Riki McLachlan suffered a brutal knee injury that stopped play on all three courts. Almost immediately after the injury occurred, it began to rain. The match was awarded to Sarmiento and Hanfmann, and doubles play continued after Riki McLachlan was carried off the court and the rain stopped.To secure the doubles point, sophomore Eric Johnson and junior Emilio Gomez, playing at No. 3, defeated Cal’s Christoffer Konigsfeldt and Gregory Bayane, 8-2. The No. 2 match between sophomore Roberto Quiroz and freshman Max de Vroome and Cal’s Campbell Johnson and Mads Engsted was abandoned at 5-5 (15-40).The Trojans won all six singles sets to help USC sweep Cal by a total score of 7-0. Hanfmann was first to finish, knocking out Bayane 6-3, 6-1. Next, Johnson defeated Engsted 6-3, 6-3, and Quiroz clinched a USC victory with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Johnson. De Vroome was able to dispatch Cal’s Chase Melton, 6-1, 7-5.Sarmiento, playing at No. 1, was bothered by the cold weather and the wind but eventually defeated McLachlan, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.“It wasn’t my best tennis,” Sarmiento said. “But I had to stay strong, find my opportunities and take advantage of them.”Gomez, who played in the No. 2 singles slot, closed out the match by defeating his opponent, Konigsfeldt, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).“My mentality was…just to stay aggressive,” Gomez said. “Even if I miss, just keep going, keep going.”The Trojans kept their momentum heading into Saturday’s matchup against Stanford. The Cardinal were swept 7-0 at UCLA the day before and came to USC hungry for a victory, but the Trojans proved to be too much to handle.Once again, USC earned the doubles point at the beginning of the day. The No. 2 pair, Quiroz and de Vroome, made quick work of Stanford’s Jamin Ball and Trey Strobel, winning 8-0. Sarmiento and Hanfmann defeated Stanford’s Matt Kandath and John Morrissey 8-2 to clinch the doubles point for USC. The No. 3 matchup between Johnson and Gomez and Stanford’s Maciek Romanowicz and Robert Stineman was abandoned with Johnson and Gomez trailing 2-5.The Trojans won all but one singles match to secure USC a 6-1 overall win against Stanford. Hanfmann continued his impressive weekend by defeating Stanford’s Kandath, 6-1, 6-1. Sarmiento sat out due to an ongoing abdominal injury, so Gomez moved up to the No. 1 spot and defeated Stanford’s Morrissey 6-2, 6-1. Johnson routed Stanford’s Strobel 6-1, 6-0. For the second time in as many days, Quiroz clinched a USC victory with his 6-3, 6-2 win over Romanowicz.After USC had already clinched the victory, the Trojans faced their two most difficult matches of the day. Playing at the No. 4 spot, de Vroome lost to Stanford’s Nolan Paige 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (8-10). Paige defeated de Vroome earlier this season at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup, but since the start of ITA play, de Vroome had yet to drop a set, let alone a match.To finish off the Trojans’ successful weekend, senior Michael Grant defeated Stanford’s Stineman, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 1-0 (10-7). Grant was put into the lineup at the last minute and stepped up to fill the No. 6 position when Sarmiento was forced to sit out.USC head coach Peter Smith was proud of the way the team played through some adversity this weekend against two teams they will face again during Pac-12 play.“The conditions were tough,” Smith said. “But we were tougher.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, February 2, 2015•10:01 a.m. Matthew B. Kreidler, 59, Mulvane, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 57 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:33 a.m. Cheryl R. Griffin, WF, 59, Mulvane, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.•12:12 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a picture by a known suspect in the 200 block N. B, Wellington.•1:30 p.m. Officers investigated making false information by a known suspect(s) in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•3:10 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Wilma J. Cullum, Wellington.•5:52 p.m. Jewel D. Crow, 50, Peck, Ks was issued a notice to appear for speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•9:02 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more

Predicting The Next 9 National Champions In College Football

first_imgA fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 02: A fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re exactly one month away from the first college football Saturday.The 2016 season is set to get fully underway on Saturday, Sept. 3.Who will be bringing home this year’s national championship?Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma appear to be the three main favorites.We’ve made a prediction for this season – and the eight seasons that will follow.Looking at teams’ depth charts, head coaches, recruiting classes (and some creative thinking) we’re predicting who will take home college football’s national championship through the 2024 season.Get started with 2016.College Football’s Next 9 National Championslast_img read more

Business Climate Conducive to Investment

first_imgStory Highlights Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter, says that while challenges remain, the business climate in Jamaica is conducive to attracting increased private sector investment.“We need all our entrepreneurs to see it, understand it, and believe it. We need for them to believe it will last and to also have the faith to start investing or to invest even more,” Mr. Wynter said.He was addressing journalists and members of the business community during a media briefing held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel, Montego Bay, on May 19.He also encouraged the private sector, notably those engaged in tourism, exports and competitive import substitution, to “create more jobs and more sustainable growth.”Mr. Wynter said he fully expects the Montego Bay business community to grasp and appreciate the moment, considering that the city, once the poorest part of the island, was built on faith.He cited successful risk takers such as Jamaican hotelier, Gordon “Butch” Stewart and Entrepreneur, Tony Hart, who was responsible for starting the Montego Freeport industrial hub in 1967.“When American Oscar Hammerstein wrote the famous words…for the iconic musical, the Sound of Music in 1959, he was staying at his Jamaican property Highland House, right here in Montego Bay. Now, in 2017, the hills are reverberating with the rhythms of economic possibilities, because Jamaica is no longer a long shot; it is now the smart money,” Mr. Wynter stated.In the 2016 Doing Business Report of the World Bank, Jamaica was named among the 10 most improved economies for doing business in the world.The country’s ranking moved from 71st to 64th in the world, placing Jamaica as first in the Caribbean in respect of the ease of doing business, and sixth in Latin America and the Caribbean. He cited successful risk takers such as Jamaican hotelier, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and Entrepreneur, Tony Hart, who was responsible for starting the Montego Freeport industrial hub in 1967. Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter, says that while challenges remain, the business climate in Jamaica is conducive to attracting increased private sector investment. “We need all our entrepreneurs to see it, understand it, and believe it. We need for them to believe it will last and to also have the faith to start investing or to invest even more,” Mr. Wynter said.last_img read more

World Maritime Day 2019 to Raise Gender Equality Awareness

first_imgThe International Maritime Organization (IMO) will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality at this year’s World Maritime Day with the “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” theme.In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the theme would also highlight the important, yet under-utilized, contribution of women within the maritime sector.It gives IMO the opportunity to work with various maritime stakeholders to foster an environment in which women are identified and selected for career development opportunities in maritime administrations, ports and maritime training institutes and to encourage more conversation for gender equality in the maritime space.“Empowering women fuels thriving economies across the world, spurs growth and development, and benefits everyone working in the global maritime community in the drive towards safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping,” IMO’s Kitack Lim earlier said.​A series of activities and events will be held during 2019 related to the theme Empowering Women in the Maritime Community. Events will include the 3rd International conference on Empowering Women in the Maritime Community at the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, to be held in April, World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia, and Celebration of World Maritime Day at IMO Headquarters, both scheduled in September.last_img read more

Federal Court Human Rights Tribunal not fair in dismissing First Nations child

first_img(Image: Human Rights Tribunal chair Shirish Chotalia. APTN/ file photo)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–The Federal Court issued a stinging rebuke to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Wednesday in a ruling overturning a decision to dismiss a discrimination complaint against the federal Aboriginal Affairs department over its funding to First Nations child and welfare services.Federal Court Judge Anne Mactavish ordered the tribunal to again hear the complaint, but with a different panel.Mactavish found that Conservative-appointed tribunal chair Shirish Chotalia committed a litany of errors when she decided to dismiss the complaint which was launched by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.Mactavish found that the tribunal erred when it failed to provide its reasons for deciding the complaint could not proceed under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The judge also found that the tribunal erred when it found there was nothing to compare Aboriginal Affairs department’s handling of child and welfare services, despite the federal government’s own internal use of provincial standards as a benchmark.“The process that (the tribunal) followed in this case was not fair,” wrote Mactavish.The society and the AFN have argued that Aboriginal Affairs discriminates against First Nations children by failing to fund First Nations child welfare services at the same level as the provinces.Chotalia ruled on March 14, 2011, that First Nations on-reserve child welfare services could not be compared to provincial child welfare services. Her ruling handed a victory to the federal government which had been vigorously fighting the complaint.Amnesty International and the Chiefs of Ontario are also backing the complaint.Chotalia has been beset by troubles of her own. An internal investigation upheld claims of harassment leveled by tribunal employees against Chotalia.Aboriginal Affairs was also forced to launch its only internal probe after it emerged department officials were spying on Cindy Blackstock, the head of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.last_img read more

After ASAT test concern over space debris

first_imgNew Delhi: After the successful anti-satellite missile test by India, concerns are being raised from some quarters, including the United States and the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), over creation of space debris.The United States on Thursday said it will continue to pursue its shared interests with India in space and technical cooperation, but expressed concern over the issue of space debris. “The issue of space debris is an important concern for the US government. We took note of Indian government statements that the test was designed to address space debris issues,” a State Department spokesperson said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After the missile test on Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) here had sought to assuage such concerns stating that the test was done in the lower atmosphere to ensure there is no space debris. Incidentally, the United States was the first country to test ASAT. In September 1959, a High Virgo missile was launched by the US from B-58 aircraft targeting an Explorer satellite. However, it was unsuccessful, according to a paper presented by Anatoly Zak at the UNIDIR. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA month later, a Bold Orion missile launched from a B-47 aircraft at an 11-kilometer altitude passed within four kilometers from the Explorer-6 satellite at an altitude of 251 kilometres. Further as latest as 2008, during Operation Burnt Frost, the US destroyed its own satellite, USA-193, with an SM-3 interceptor creating 174 pieces of trackable debris, plus non-trackable shards. In 2007, China destroyed its FengYun 1C weather satellite with an SC-19 missile, leaving behind space debris consisting of 3,280 pieces of trackable debris, as well as up to 32,000 pieces that are non-trackable. The UNIDIR too raised concern over the space debris. “Testing anti-satellite weapons in space can create damaging debris. Guidelines on testing these systems can prevent collateral damage and the escalation of tensions in outer space,” the UNIDIR tweeted with a video on the subject. Matthias Maurer, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, said shooting down a satellite and voluntarily creating space debris is not a sign of being a responsible space power. “Shooting down a satellite to prove you’re a space power only shows that you’re not. No responsible space power contributes to creating voluntarily space debris! Space belongs to all mankind. Let’s use it for peaceful purposes and for the benefit of the people. @esa @dlr,” Maurer tweeted. On Wednesday, Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow, UNIDIR, said conducting the tests at an altitude of 300 km does not augur well for satellites in the Low Earth Orbit . “It was not a good sign for LEO (low earth orbit)… which has telecommunication and earth observation satellites and also the International Space Station,” which cruises at a height of 400 km, he said. “The test was done at 300 km, so pretty low, meaning most of the debris will slowly come down. However, lots of objects near that altitude…. Not a good sign for all those LEO constellations. Also, if any debris damages other objects, India will be liable under the Liability Convention (if attribution is established),” Porras had tweeted. The MEA, in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) released on Wednesday, said “whatever debris that is generated will decay and fall back onto the earth within weeks”.last_img read more

Voter ID more powerful than IED says PM Modi after casting vote

first_imgAhmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the voter ID (identity card) is more powerful than the IED (improvised explosive device) of terrorists.He was speaking after casting his vote during the single-phase polling for Lok Sabha in his home state Gujarat. After casting his vote, Modi walked some distance from the polling booth and interacted briefly with mediapersons. “Indian democracy presents an example before the world. While on one hand, an IED (improvised explosive device) is the weapon of terrorists, on the other hand, the voter ID (identity) is the weapon and power of democracy,” he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”I am confident that the power of voter ID is much more than the IED and we should understand the importance of the voter ID card and come out to vote in large numbers,” he said. Modi said he feels fortunate to participate in “the great festival of democracy” in his home state Gujarat. “The third phase of polling is taking place today in the country. I am fortunate that I also got the proud moment to fulfil my duty by voting in my home state Gujarat and to have an active participation in this great festival of democracy,” he said. “By voting, I feel the same sense of purity that one gets after taking bath at the Kumbh mela,” he told reporters. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KUrging people to vote with full enthusiasm, he said, “The intelligence of Indian voters to understand whom to vote and whom not to vote is a matter of case study.” He also welcomed the active participation of young voters, born in the 21st century, who are exercising their franchise for the first time in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, and conveyed his best wishes to them. “This entire century belongs to those who are voting for the first time. They have to vote for the bright future of this century. Therefore, I would especially urge the new voters to commit to hundred per cent voting,” he said. “I am grateful to all the lovers of democracy who voted in large numbers in the first and second phases of the Lok Sabha elections,” he said.last_img read more