Boston, MA-based psychedelic jam band The Jauntee and NYC local livetronica favorites Digital Frontier are teaming up for a special Valentine’s Day Musical Feast of LOVE at American Beauty in New York, NY, on Tuesday, February 14th. Tickets for the show are currently on sale and can be purchased here.The Jauntee has been making the rounds of the Northeast music scene, playing over one hundred shows a year at venue’s such as Nectar’s, Paradise Rock Club, and The Spot Underground, along with a number festivals such as Catskill Chill, Disc Jam, Strange Creek, and more. Their unique blend of psychedelic rock, jazz, funk, and an ability to explore new territories from an improvisational-based standpoint, has garnered The Jauntee a rabid, and very loyal fanbase. Certainly a name to look out for in 2017.Digital Frontier, better known as DigiFront by their local NYC contingent, recently played their first show in several years at the Bowery Ballroom with Horizon Wireless. A mainstay of the scene in the mid-2000’s, the group of Luke Stocker (bass), Jesse Stocker (flute/synth), Matt Smilkstein (keys/synth), and Sol “Monty” Montoya (drums) decided it was time to get back together and once again make the ambient, futuristic, and harmoniously jazz-influenced beats that DigiFront has always been known for.Check out some recent footage of both bands in honor of this love filled occasion!The Jauntee – When the Love Is – 12/5/2015Digital Frontier “Smilkstein’s Day Off” (from The Basement Sessions 10/30/16)– SHOW INFO –Artist/s: The Jauntee & Digital Frontier Valentine’s Day Musical Feast of LOVEVenue: American Beauty – 251 W. 30th Street – New York, NY 10001Date: Tuesday – February 14th, 2017Time: Doors 7pm / Show 8pmTickets: $12adv / $15dos (purchase tickets here)Enter To Win Tickets:
This is the first time that the World 100-kilometer running championship is being held in Croatia, in which more than 350 ultra marathoners from over 40 countries are participating.If we add up the escort of marathoners as well as the entire accompanying organization, Terme Sv. Martin filled its accommodation capacities in two / three days. An excellent example of the development of sports tourism and how the tourist season is extended, although in Međimurje there is no tourist season, but the tourist year, ie tourism lasts 365 days a year./ / / WILL WE FINALLY TURN SPORTS TOURISM FROM POTENTIAL TO A RESOURCE?I constantly emphasize that for the development of sports tourism, we must look at the bigger picture and focus on “small” sports, and not just football, and immediately “shoot” the biggest clubs. It is interesting to mention that Terme Sveti Martin is also the first RUN HOTEL in the world, which is mostly due to the cooperation with Berislav Sokač, the initiator of the project RUN CROATIA, so this championship is just a proof that Međimurje offers its visitors really excellent conditions for various outdoor activities.”The projects we have organized so far in Croatia have been done extraordinarily, with a large number of participants, and Croatia has really top athletes and runners. We are here for a reasonSaid Nadeem Khan, President of the International Association of Ultra Runners.Levels of performance are crucial and imperative, and without high quality preparation and organization, let’s not even dream about organizing such events. Indeed, in strong competition in Europe, we must always give a step higher and better, to attract runners, and with the beautiful natural and all other tourist trump cards, we just have to nicely round out the whole story and offer it to the market.Međimurje on the moveThat Međimurje is a popular tourist destination is also proven by the figures, which show an increase of as much as 16% for the first eight months of this year compared to last year.Along with additional indicators of the success of Međimurje as a tourist destination, they were presented by Sandra Herman, who on behalf of the prefect, the county and the Tourist Board wished everyone a warm welcome to Međimurje. “Međimurje is presented as a tourist destination under the slogan “Međimurje on the move” – this gives a lot of space for sports facilities, but also space to get to know the continental tourist destination that has a lot to offer. Croatia is known as a land of sea and sun, but this event will introduce the world to Međimurje, whose tourism is on the rise.. “Pointed out Sandra Herman from the Međimurje County Tourist Board.”Considering who is currently with us, we are certainly a real sports destination, and we will try to make such events popular in Croatia. We have secured the infrastructure, closed the road and I invite everyone to visit this important event“Concluded Branimir Blajić, director of LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin.By the way, over 50 million people in the EU regularly run, and their annual consumption is estimated at 9.6 billion euros. Smart enough. This is only a small part of the mosaic of the sports and tourism story of Međimurje, and cyclotourism should certainly be emphasized as Međimurje is among the three most developed and highest quality cycling tourist destinations in Croatia with the market recognizable brand Međimurje Cyclist Welcome Region.RELATED NEWS:CROATIA’S FIRST IN THE WORLD GETS RUN FRIENDLY HOTEL CONCEPT – RUN HOTELBERISLAV SOKAČ: I WANT TO BRING A PART OF 50 MILLION RUNNERS TO EUROPE IN CROATIACROATIA WINS FIRST RUN FRIENDLY HOTEL
With the aim of launching a group market segment, and due to the new situation on the world tourist market caused by the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, the management of Plitvice Lakes National Park decided to change ticket prices for group visits to the park. Djeca do 7 godina i osobe s posebnim potrebama s invaliditetom preko 50% – Gratis Odrasli grupe – 80,00 kn The reaction of other national parks and nature parks is also awaited. Djeca od 07 do 18 godine grupe – 25,00 kn Adjusted prices for grupe in the period from 26.05. to 18.06.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX amounts: “By easing epidemiological measures and opening borders, we hope that we could still achieve some tourist traffic in this tourist season, but provided that all stakeholders in the tourism industry contribute through the correction of the prices of their services. Only in this way can we engage in a fight with competitors for each guest”, Said Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA during the launch of the initiative. Studenti grupe – 50,00 kn Also, from the Plitvice Lakes National Park, they published a video about the safety and epidemiological measures they have taken in their accommodation facilities. The result is that UHPA initiatives according to national and nature parks to reduce ticket prices for group visits so that following the easing of epidemiological measures and the opening of borders we can still expect some tourist traffic in this tourist season. Photo: Pixabay.com
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has come under increased pressure to impose a partial lockdown on virus-plagued areas, with scientists saying the country is racing against time to curb the spread of COVID-19 before Idul Fitri and that a community quarantine could be the only solution to do exactly that. The President has said that he will not impose a lockdown even though two of Indonesia’s neighbors—Malaysia and the Philippines— and several European countries have decided to take the drastic measure to slow the transmission of the disease.As officials scrambled to prevent wider transmission of the novel coronavirus that has spread to at least eight provinces, infecting more than 130 and killed at least five people, Jokowi stressed the government was “not leaning toward issuing a lockdown policy” at this time. “I have to emphasize that issuing a lockdown policy, either at the national or regional level, is under the authority of the central government. Such a policy cannot be issued by regional administrations,” he told a press conference on Monday.Read also: Govt calls for coordination with regional administrations to curb COVID-19 spreadJokowi’s remark came as tensions grew between the central government and regional governments over different approaches to handling the pandemic. Several regional leaders, including Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, have already taken stricter containment measures, such as restricting transportation services, while the President merely advised people to stay home and practice social distancing. The conflicting policies between Anies and Jokowi backfired on Monday when commuters defied Jokowi’s call to stay at home, packing bus stops and train stations —due to limited services— and fueling concerns of more contagion in the capital. Topics : With most confirmed cases located in the capital, Anies has argued that a partial lockdown is needed to keep the city safe. “We believe Jakarta should have stopped activities in the capital and prevented people from coming or leaving the city. We cannot decide this ourselves,” he said, adding that he needed to “act fast”. The Malang administration in East Java briefly imposed a lockdown on Monday before annulling the policy after Jokowi’s apparent reprimand. As Indonesian authorities squabbled over the policy, Malaysian Prime Minister announced a two-week partial lockdown nationwide after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country rose to more than 500 in a single day on Monday. Many of the country’s infections have been linked to a global Islamic event held last month and attended by almost 20,000 people, AFP reported. Malaysian authorities said participants at the gathering from Feb. 27 to March 1 had come from Bangladesh, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. About 700 Indonesians also attended the event, according to The Strait Times. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the decision to quarantine Manila’s 12 million people to contain the deadly virus last Thursday. During a nationally televised address, Duterte also announced a month of school closures, ban on mass gatherings and prohibition on the entry of foreigners from places where the contagion had spread, AFP reported. France is the latest European country to enforce a lockdown after the virus infected tens of thousands and killed thousands, most of whom were Italians, on the continent. Calls for a lockdown come amid concerns that the Indonesian government has failed to act fast to prevent the spread of the virus at an early stage and appears to have no clear strategy or willingness to carry out massive testing on suspected coronavirus-positive patients for a limited quarantine. As of Monday, Indonesia has only tested 1,230 people , while South Korea has tested more than 200,000 people, allowing it to conduct effective tracing and contain the spread of the virus without having to impose a nationwide lockdown. A group of scientists from the Indonesian Young Scientist Forum (YSF) has called on the Jokowi administration to impose a partial lockdown on certain areas to prevent sustained community transmission before Idul Fitri, during which millions of Muslims travel to their hometowns to celebrate the religious festivity. The group argued that Indonesia might have entered the second phase of the epidemic, in which community transmission has occurred, with many people unaware they have been infected and tracing cases becoming harder to do. “It is now time for a [partial] lockdown as it has become a pandemic,” Fenny Dwivanily, a molecular biologist at the Bandung Institute of Technology and a member of the YSF.Read also: Scientists call for lockdown to contain COVID-19 ahead of Ramadan, ‘mudikThe President has the legal basis to impose a partial lockdown. The 2018 Health Quarantine Law stipulates that community quarantine or partial lockdown “is imposed on all members of an area if a laboratory test confirms that community transmission has occurred in the said area.” Chairul Anwar Nidom, the chair of Airlangga University’s Avian Influenza Research Center, said a lockdown could be done not based on administrative areas and could even be done on each island. “This is a huge task, but it could be done,” he said. “On Java, for instance, with the assumption that 1 percent of the population is at risk of being infected then the government needs to have health facilities for around 1 million patients,” he said. “Java becomes a quarantined single area. All governors and regents will work together and will not issue different policies.”
Topics : “Uncertainty on the impact of supply following the closure of pubs, clubs and restaurants last week caused some people to purchase differently,” said Julie Ryan, CEO of industry group Retail Drinks Australia which recommended the measure.”These temporary measures will ensure that all consumers can continue to access their favorite drinks when they decide to make a purchase.”In Australia, where government figures show one in six adults drinks more than the recommended daily maximum, pubs and bars were closed last week under a shutdown intended to keep people apart and slow the spread of an illness that has infected nearly 5,000 Australians and led to 21 deaths.That led to photos circulated on social media of Australians in liquor stores with trolleys piled high with drink, prompting warnings about heightened risk of alcohol-related violence and illness. Australia’s retailers are putting limits on purchases of alcohol as hoarders turn their attention from toilet paper and other household essentials to drink amid a widespread shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Supermarket giants Woolworths Group Ltd, Coles Group Ltd and others agreed this week to limit sales for each shopper after social distancing measures to keep people home resulted in spikes in drink purchases.The measures show how panic buying that began with toilet paper and rice is making its way through the retail sector as people fret about product availability despite assurances from the authorities that there is enough to go around. In the week to March 27, Australian spending in liquor shops was up 86% on the same period a year earlier, according to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Even factoring in the shutdown of pubs, bars and restaurants, alcohol spending jumped 34%.The new rationing is not stingy by most people’s standards: each person may buy daily up to two cases of 24 beers each or pre-mixed drinks, a case of 12 bottles of wine, or two bottles of spirits, with a limit of two product categories.The limits do not apply in the state of Western Australia, where the government imposed its own limit on alcohol purchases, citing health concerns and hopes of curbing alcohol-fuelled violence.”People are under a lot of stress, with worries about the disease, financial impacts and social isolation,” said Caterina Giorgi, CEO of policy group the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.”Many people are at increased risk of alcohol use spiraling out of control, with negative effects on their own health and sometimes the safety of those around them.”The hoarding has moved beyond foodstuff at retailers. Shelves of stationery chain Officeworks, owned by Wesfarmers Ltd , have been stripped of home office gear amid a rush of people working from home. Nurseries are also sold out of seedlings of edible plants like tomatoes and potatoes as people plan for shortages.
Image courtesy of QatargasQatar Petroleum has selected Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the onshore facilities of the North Field expansion project. The facilities will produce additional 23 million tons of LNG per year, raising Qatar’s total production capacity from 77 million tons per annum to 100 mtpa, Qatar Petroleum said on Monday.Speaking of the award, Qatar Petroleum’s president and CEO, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said it was a major milestone that will enable the company to deliver the first LNG from the new project by the end of 2023.The FEED scope of work will provide the basic design for the addition of three 7.8 mtpa LNG production trains with associated pre-investment to add a fourth LNG train in the future, Qatar Petroleum said.The onshore facilities will receive approximately 4.6 billion standard cubic feet per day of feed gas from the southern sector of Qatar’s North Field, which is the largest single non-associated gas field in the world.The processing of the feed gas will also produce approximately 3,000 tons/day of ethane as feedstock to a petrochemical development in Qatar, 185,000 barrels/day of condensate, and 8,500 tons/day of LPG, in addition to approximately 12 tons per day of pure helium.Qatargas has been entrusted with executing this on behalf of Qatar Petroleum, the statement reads.
MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from July 23 – 29, 2018.Tides wash away OpenHydroFrench-based Naval Energies – the parent company of tidal stream technology outfit OpenHydro – has decided to stop further investments into development of its tidal energy business, forcing the liquidation of the Irish-based subsidiary.According to Irish media reports, Naval Energies requested the liquidation of OpenHydro and its associated businesses as the subsidiary has reportedly accumulated significant debts over the time, with the alleged figures reaching up to €280 million.The decision to cease any additional investments was reinforced, according to Naval Energies, with ‘the lack of commercial prospects’ for tidal stream project development.Three-bladed turbine positions for French tidal stream spinbackIn the fallout of the OpenHydro liquidation, the Chief Executive Officer of another tidal stream technology company Tim Cornelius said that SIMEC Atlantis Energy would be willing to engage in discussions with the French government to save the recently built Cherbourg tidal assembly plant, and deliver the EU-sanctioned Normandie Hydro tidal project within existing support mechanisms.Reacting to Naval Energies’ decision to liquidate its tidal technology subsidiary OpenHydro, Tim Cornelius hinted SIMEC Atlantis Energy was prepared to act as a replacement for the liquidated outfit should the UK-based developer make progress with the French government on the development of large scale arrays in Normandy and Brittany.In-stream tidal giant connects to Nova Scotia power gridTwo days after touching the Canadian seabed in the Bay of Fundy – the 2MW tidal turbine, deployed by Cape Sharp Tidal, has been connected to the Nova Scotia electricity grid.The turbine, plugged into the grid on July 24, 2018, is now undergoing initial commissioning in Minas Passage, at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) site, with operational and environmental monitoring device testing being conducted by the OpenHydro team.This is the second grid-connected tidal turbine to be deployed in the bay by Cape Sharp Tidal after the similar feat was achieved with the first demonstration turbine in November 2016.MeyGen tidal turbines come ashoreSIMEC Atlantis Energy has retrieved two MeyGen tidal power turbines for inspection and maintenance.The retrieval operation took place at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma with the support of Viking Neptun subsea construction vessel, and the ROV crew onboard. Both turbines were retrieved in ‘just over 24 hours’, according to SIMEC Atlantis, which also said the turbines made it safely back to shore for offload at Nigg Energy Park.The turbines – supplied by Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) – will now be inspected onshore.EU nods ‘yes’ for Raz Blanchard tidal energy demonstrationThe European Commission has found a French project promoting electricity generation from tidal energy – a 14MW Normandie Hydro array – to be in line with European Union State aid rules.The measure will contribute further the EU’s energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition in the single market, the Commission declared.The Normandie Hydro plant is a demonstration plant that will be developed by OpenHydro and operated by EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) and will be located at Raz Blanchard, west of the Cotentin peninsula, on the English Channel.However – OpenHydro is now up for liquidation after its parent company Naval Energies declared it was no longer interested in making further investments into tidal energy sector.Following the announcement – deemed by many as a ‘schocker’ – SIMEC Atlantis Energy hinted it was interested in acting as a replacement company in the Normandie Hydro scheme, as well as other developments OpenHydro was involved in – should the French government also express its willingness to support the initiative appropriately.
Share 44 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Share FaithLifestyle India temple treasure search team suspends their search by: – July 4, 2011 Share Tweet Security has been tightened outside the Sree Padmanabhaswamy templeBy Ashraf PadannaKochiInspectors unearthing priceless treasures from a South Indian temple have had to halt their search because the final vault cannot be opened.Five vaults replete with precious stones, gold and silver have already been opened in Kerala state’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple.The haul’s value is now thought to have risen from 25 billion rupees ($500m) to 900 billion rupees ($20.3bn).Historians say assessing the treasure’s true value will be very difficult.The goods have not been officially valued and inspectors are merely taking an inventory.The inspectors managed to open the outer doors of the sixth vault but found an iron wall inside it. The vault was last opened 136 years ago, according to temple records.NM Krishnan, a retired judge who heads a seven-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court to open the chambers and prepare an inventory, said the decision on when to open the sixth vault would be taken on Friday after apprising the Supreme Court of the progress made in cataloguing treasures so far.“There are some technical problems [in opening the sixth vault],” he said. “We’ll discuss all aspects of it at the meeting… on Friday.”Mr Krishnan said “more expertise” was needed before the vault is opened.The riches are thought to have been languishing in the temple vaults for more than a century, interred by the Maharajahs of Travancore over time.Concealed richesMeanwhile, security has been stepped up at the temple but police have refused to divulge exact details because they say it would make the treasure more “vulnerable”.The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was built in the 16th Century by the kings who ruled over the then kingdom of Travancore. Local legends say the Travancore kings sealed immense riches within the thick stone walls and vaults of the temple.Since independence from Britain, the temple has been controlled by a trust run by the descendants of the Travancore royal family. After 1947 the kingdom of Travancore merged with the princely state of Cochin, which eventually became the present-day state of Kerala.The inspections at the temple began after India’s Supreme Court appointed the seven-member panel to enter and assess the value of the objects stored in its cellars.The Supreme Court endorsed a ruling by the high court in Kerala, which ordered the state government to take over the temple and its assets from the royal trust. It also ordered the trust to hand over responsibility for the temple’s security to the police.The members of the Travancore royal family consider themselves to be servants of the presiding deity at the temple, Padmanabhaswamy, which is an aspect of the Hindu God Vishnu in eternal sleep. This is why they historically entrusted their wealth to the temple.But there was a public outcry when the Maharajah attempted to retain control of the temple by citing the special law, with many arguing that the wealth belonged to the people now.The vaults were opened in the presence of the panel, and observers, which include high court judges, temple officials, archaeology authorities, Sundar Rajan and a representative of the current Maharajah.
10 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews Eleven Secondary School Students to vie for Junior Minister of Tourism by: – May 2, 2012 Share Tweet Share Share Miss Kitwanie Carbon, 2011 Tourism Youth Congress Winner Roseau, Dominica – (May 2, 2012) – Eleven secondary school students will on Thursday take part in the Discover Dominica Authority’s annual Tourism Youth Congress. The Tourism Youth Congress is mirrored on that organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization and seeks to develop students’ ability to prepare and present speeches. The participating schools are: Goodwill Secondary School, Pierre Charles Secondary School, Portsmouth Secondary School, Castle Bruce Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School, Convent High School, Dominica Grammar School, Dominica Community High School, Wesley High School, Orion Academy and the Saint Mary’s Academy. In Round 1 of the competition, each student will speak for three minutes on the topic “What is the impact of vagrancy on tourism? What options do we have for dealing with vagrancy and tourist harassment in Dominica?”The top five students of the first round will advance to Round Two and present on the topic: “Your community, the next tourist paradise?”The winning student will represent Dominica at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress in St. Kitts and Nevis in October 2012.Miss Kitwanie Carbon won the Tourism Youth Congress which was held in September 2011 and is expected to serve as chairperson at the regional Congress in St. Kitts in October this year. Students’ presentations will be judged by representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association, Dominica State College, Ministry of Education and private tourism stakeholder. All students will receive certificates of participation however prizes will be awarded to the top three students. A monetary contribution will also be made to the winning school. Sponsors of the event are the AID Bank, Rainforest Aerial Tram, Rainforest Riding, Garraway Hotel, Fort Young Hotel and Cool Breeze Tours Ltd. The Youth Congress takes place at the Arawak House of Culture on Thursday May 3rd, 2012 and commences at 10 am and will be broadcast live via Kairi FM. Press Release
HERMON — The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team clinched the No. 2 seed in the Class B North tournament with a 44-29 win over Hermon in Saturday’s game at Hermon High School.Despite the absence of center Isaac Varney, who will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury, Hermon (11-5) took an 11-4 lead over Ellsworth in the first quarter. The Eagles would bounce back, though, ending the half on a 15-2 run to take a 19-13 advantage into the break.After Ellsworth (14-3) stretched its lead to 32-16 early in the third quarter, Hermon went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to nine entering the fourth. Yet the Eagles came through on defense in the final eight minutes and even got a dunk from Jackson Curtis with 58 seconds to play to close out a big road win.Austin Harris had a game-high 14 points for Ellsworth along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Jackson Curtis (13 points, nine rebounds and four assists), Hunter Curtis (eight points and three rebounds), Connor Crawford (five points, one assist and one steal) and Darby Barry (four points, three rebounds and four assists) also contributed for the Eagles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth is set to close out the regular season Thursday, Feb. 6, as it takes on Mount Desert Island at 7 p.m. in Bar Harbor. The Eagles will then get seven days of rest before taking on the No. 7 or No. 10 seed in the Northern Maine quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. next Friday, Feb. 14, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.