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first_imgThe AURA Music & Arts Festival festivities kicked off last night, March 1st, with a pre-party at The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton, FL. The show featured classically trained pianist, Holly Bowling, The Heavy Pets’ jazz side project trio, Lather Up! and local, young talent Ben Sparaco and his band.Holly Bowling’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish shined through during the course of her 45-minute solo piano set. Her set included an opening “The Curtain With” and a stellar set ending “Theme From the Bottom.” Holly also touched on “Cassidy” by the Grateful Dead as well as a lovely “It’s Ice > I Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd cover) > It’s Ice.”Bowling sat in at the end of The Ben Sparaco Band’s set and closed the show with a killer “Deal > Tweezer Reprise” encore. The Heavy Pets’ jazz trio side project Lather Up! performed an eclectic mix of covers including John Legend‘s “You Don’t Have to Know”, Stevie Wonder‘s “Jesus Children”, Cannonball Adderley‘s “Mercy Mercy Mercy” as well as some Heavy Pets originals. Here is Lather Up! paying tribute to Freddie Hubbard‘s classic “Red Clay.” Ben Sparaco is an 18 year old guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Coral Springs, FL living in Nashville, TN with a sound that combines energetic and soulful guitar playing with a unique blend of soul, blues, jazz, and folk music. Please enjoy Ben and his band performing the original “Walk On The Levee.” Thanks to our friends at CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS for providing video highlights as well as full show audio via Mixcloud:Setlist: Holly Bowling at The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery, Boca Raton, FL – 3/1/6Set: The Curtain With, Cassidy, It’s Ice > I Can’t Feel My Face > It’s Ice, A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing, Theme From The Bottom***The AURA Music & Arts Festival gets underway on Thursday at the magical Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida and features sets by The Disco Biscuits, Thievery Corporation, ALO, Snarky Puppy, The New Deal, The Werks, Pink Talking Fish, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Main Squeeze and many, many more.***last_img read more


first_imgDuring a meeting with business leaders in Johnson on Wednesday morning, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez announced that the Vermont Electrical Cooperative (VEC) will receive an $11.2 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant.  Dave Hallquist, CEO of VEC, said the new investment would improve electricity reliability and telecommunications access in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.“This grant award provides VEC with the opportunity to improve reliability and expand the broadband infrastructure for Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom,” said Dave Hallquist, CEO of VEC.  “This project will make the region more attractive to new businesses, while strengthening the economic climate for existing businesses, like the furniture industry.  Additional benefits will include increased border security and improved service in northern New Hampshire.”“This is a two-part victory for the Northeast Kingdom – improved electricity reliability and an enhanced broadband backbone that will expand the smart grid and broadband access,” said Senator Patrick Leahy, who assisted VEC with its grant application.  “The current lines and poles are extremely vulnerable to severe weather, like the heavy snow that fell last week.  When an electrical system is vulnerable, so are the people who depend on it — whether we are talking about job-creating furniture manufacturers or Vermonters who need electricity to heat their homes.”   Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch also support the project.VEC officials explained the funds will upgrade 5.2 miles of transmission lines and 26 miles of distribution lines, including poles and lines along Vermont Route 102.  These routes will connect customers in the Northeast Kingdom to Vermont’s power system and provide redundancy to customers in Coos County, New Hampshire.  The funds will also be used to replace a 1920’s-era steel tower line. In addition, VEC will also install fiber optic cables to expand VEC’s existing smart grid system and expand future broadband capabilities in Northeast Kingdom communities. Source: VEC. 5.5.2010last_img read more


first_imgBy Dialogo May 11, 2011 Its great that even during war protecting the environment is a priority. Is it possible to create weapons of mass destruction without considerably affecting the environment? I loved learning about this new kind of ammunition. The Brazilian Army should adopt it since the Brazilian Cartridge Company (CBC) is manufacturing the same kind. Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56mm M855A1 “Enhanced Performance Rounds” in Afghanistan. The cartridge, sometimes called the “green bullet” because it has an environmentally-friendly copper core instead of the traditional lead, has been getting mostly good reviews in the 11 months since it first deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom. During a “media day” at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, reporters learned the benefits of the new cartridge, witnessed a demonstration of the round, compared to the round it is designed to replace, and had the opportunity to fire the round from both an M16 and M4 rifle. Perhaps the biggest plus of the M855A1 “enhanced performance round” is the consistency it brings to the fight — more so than the 5.56mm M822 round it is designed to replace. The M855 is a good round, Lt. Col. Jeffrey K. Woods said, but it is “yaw dependant.” Like all bullets, it wobbles when it travels along its trajectory. Its effectiveness depends on its yaw angle when it hits a target. Not so with the M855A1. The new Enhanced Performance Round, or EPR, is not yaw-dependant — it delivers the same effectiveness in a soft target no matter its yaw angle. The EPR cartridge is the same length as the M855 that it’s designed to replace, though the bullet it contains is about 1/8 of an inch longer. The weight and shape of the EPR is also the same as the M855, so it fits anything an M855 fits — including the M16 and the M4 it was designed for. The bullet itself has been redesigned completely. It features a larger steel “penetrator” on its tip, that is both sharper than what is on the M855 and is also exposed. Both bullets feature a copper jacket, but the EPR’s jacket is “reverse drawn” — part of its manufacturing. Perhaps the most notable feature of the EPR is that its bullet features a copper core, verses the M855’s lead core. There’s also a new propellant in the EPR, designed to enhance its performance in the M4 Carbine rifle — what most Soldiers are carrying today in Afghanistan. The M4 has a shorter barrel than the M16 rifle, and barrel length is directly related to a bullet’s velocity. The new round is also “superior to 7.62mm M80 against soft targets,” Woods said. But at the same time the new “green round” is more Earth-friendly than both the M855 and the M80 — it is also more effective than either of them against hard targets. In all test firings against a sheet of 3/8-inch mild steel plate at 300 meters, the M855A1 came out on top.last_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Roosevelt man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of a Freeport man who was killed after he fell off a Long Island Rail Road station platform and onto the third rail early Saturday morning, authorities said.Niheim Levy, 34, was arrested Saturday and charged with murder and first-degree robbery.The death of the 49-year-old man was originally attributed to him falling on the electrified third rail in Bellmore after suffering a seizure. But a joint investigation by MTA police and Nassau County police later revealed that the victim fell after a verbal altercation turned physical, police said.Authorities did not say what sparked the altercation, which occurred just before 5 a.m., police said.The MTA said the initial call to 911 reported that a man had fallen onto the track “after possibly suffering a seizure.”Police are withholding the identity of the victim pending family notification, the MTA said.“This is a great example of the outstanding working relationship the two agencies share which led to the expeditious arrest of a Homicide Suspect,” Inspector Joseph Martelli, commanding officer of the MTA police Detective Division, said in a statement.Both Nassau police and MTA police are continuing the investigation.last_img read more


first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions continue to find value in CUNA-league dual affiliation. In California, seven credit unions have affiliated thus far this year, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues reported.That adds to a growing list of credit unions that affiliated with the CUNA-league system. (Also see News Now Oct. 22 New affiliations reflect strong CUNA-league voice, Kane says)“Gaining new member credit unions isn’t just about growing affiliation numbers,” said Diana Dykstra, president/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “It’s about serving the people behind those credit unions so they can change their members’ lives. It’s also about the value we’re able to deliver here in California and Nevada through our ‘Members First’ philosophy and collaboration. That’s what brings credit unions back to us every year.”The California credit unions affiliating include:Glendale FCU;Long Beach City Employees FCU, Sugar Hill;Kings FCU, Hanford;Financial Benefits CU, Alameda;Priority One CU, South Pasadena;Miramar FCU, San Diego; andEdwards FCU. continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgOne of the world’s most popular travel guides Lonely Planet has published a prestigious guide “Best in Travel 2019“, Which contains recommendations on destinations to visit in 2019.Zadar was also in the selected and elite society, which earned a prestigious recommendation in the category of cities. This is the world’s largest annual Lonely Planet campaign, which, in addition to cities, recommends countries and regions, but also trips with the best value for money. The process of selecting the best destinations and trips involves a team of experts and members of the Lonely Planet community, who through a series of strict criteria select the best of the best in various categories. Zadar was selected as one of the ten most desirable cities in 2019, and the list also includes Copenhagen, Shēnzhèn, Novi Sad and other cities around the world.In the description of Zadar, Lonely Planet emphasizes that it is a destination that has risen entirely from the ashes of the war past and today enjoys the status of a vibrant cosmopolitan destination where visitors can discover great bars and relaxing cafes, ancient ruins, innovative museums and indigenous rustic restaurants. Among the unforgettable experiences that Zadar offers, Lonely Planet experts single out a walk along the Zadar waterfront with the soothing sound of the sea organ and transportation across the city port through the centuries-old tradition of Zadar barcajolas.Tom Hall, editor-in-chief of Lonely Planet, believes that the immediacy of Zadar allows travelers to easily connect with the indigenous way of life and culture. “The energy and bustle of the city are perfectly blended into ancient history, which is everywhere carved into the landscape and architecture. This is a corner of paradise with an attitude that travelers will surely fall in love with. “, concludes Hall. With this appointment, Mihaela Kadija, director of the Zadar County Tourist Board, also announces excellent promotional effects. “Last year’s Lonely Planet campaign reached a reach of three billion people, and published promotional videos were viewed ten million times, while social media recorded more than a million interactions. These results suggest that this appointment will bring our region, Zadar itself, but also Croatia even closer to world travel enthusiasts., Kadija emphasized.”Iwe are extremely proud of the award to our city of Zadar! The city is recognized by eminent tourism experts and one of the world’s most influential guides and a confirmation that we are going in the right tourist direction. By winning the European Best Destination award in 2016, we gained significant marketing recognition in domestic and foreign media, as well as on social networks. This year’s Lonely Planet Award will result in a definite step into the world’s top tourism”, Mario Paleka, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Zadar, emphasized with pleasure.The CNTB points out that in cooperation with local tourist boards they will use this recommendation in the implementation of additional promotional activities that will aim at an even stronger positioning of Zadar, the Zadar region, but also Croatia as a whole.last_img read more


first_img“If we can’t get the Champions League, the Europa League is important.”Mourinho also paid tribute to striker Harry Kane after he scored twice to move past 200 career club goals, and defender Serge Aurier, who was playing despite his brother being shot dead in France earlier this week.”Harry Kane knows how important he is, he is incredible,” Mourinho added.”Serge Aurier is a very strong character, every person is different and in his case he wanted to play.”Topics : Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho hailed his side’s resilience after Wednesday’s 3-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle United and said it was important they qualify for Europe next season.Spurs, who were in action 72 hours after their 2-1 victory over London rivals Arsenal, are seventh on 55 points, a point behind Wolverhampton Wanderers in sixth, which is likely to offer the last Europa League spot for next season.”The team was tired before we even started,” Mourinho told the BBC. “We had resilience and a great desire to win the match and to fight until the last for our objective, which is the Europa League.last_img read more


first_imgMesut Ozil has started Arsenal’s last four matches in all competitions (Picture: Getty)On his expectations for the rest of the season, Emery added: ‘I am very realistic. We are in a good moment, it depends on the match on Sunday and the three points. Each match is important for that.‘If we win we are third, if we don’t win we can lose our position. But football is each moment about enjoyment, preparation, working, playing.‘It depends if we are efficient on the pitch. If we are competitive for 90 minutes we can achieve these three points. It’s a long way. We need to be positive but also realistic.‘Realistic is: Sunday is a very big challenge and a big opportunity. We are going to continue in our way, Sunday is the first. The players are very focused on this match and our moment.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Apr 2019 2:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Mesut Ozil starred in Monday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists he has been delighted by Mesut Ozil’s recent return to form.The former Real Madrid playmaker has struggled to win over Arsene Wenger’s successor and was left out of high-profile matches earlier in the season for tactical reasons.Emery was also said to be frustrated with the 30-year-old’s lack of application in training and regular bouts of illness.Ozil has, however, started four matches in succession ahead of Sunday’s testing trip to Everton and won the man-of-the-match award following a classy display in the 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday which temporarily lifted the Gunners up to third place.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked if he was happier with Ozil’s recent displays, Emery said: ‘Yes. Yes. He is working very well and playing well. He is helping us. I am very happy with him.‘Now in the team we have a good atmosphere, good spirit. Each player is helping us with his quality and good behaviour. This is the spirit I want;.‘They are doing that and Mesut is also.’Arsenal surpassed last season’s points tally with seven games to spare following the win over Rafael Benitez’s side and are now firmly in the mix for a top four finish. Unai Emery explains why he is ‘very happy’ with Mesut Ozil Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe verandas look out over the state forest and the property has direct access to the forest.And while there’s no zip line to the neighbouring state forest we reckon there’s enough to do on this 2 hectare property to keep you entertained for years. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The middle level of 13 Mary Orr Court, Camp Mountain.A THREE-storey treehouse for adults could become Queensland’s next bestseller, after this Camp Mountain house was named the most viewed property in the state this week.The trunks of trees hold up this carpenter’s muse at 13 Mary Orr Court, Camp Mountain, which features Redgum benchtops, soaring voids, and decks on every level. Top cop swaps Brisbane for the Bush The upper level features this main bedroom which looks out over the property.Outside there is a dam, an orchard, house garden, a double lockup garage and a carport.The house beat an inner northern family resort and a coastal canal home to become the top realestate.com.au listing for the week with more than 14,000 views.Belle Property’s Georgie Haug is selling the property with inspections by appointment and describes the property as a ‘functional and versatile treetop home’. The lower level is a self-contained apartment.The middle level has a full-length veranda to complement the cavernous living and dining area, with a void that exposes the bedrooms on the upper level. Celebrity auctioneer headlines House for Life auction More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The three levels allow for dual living at Camp Mountain.On the market for $1.08 million, the four-bedroom treetop retreat has a self-contained granny flat on the lower level with a wraparound deck. FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTERlast_img read more


first_imgOffshore telecommunication services provider RigNet has signed a multi-year agreement with Petrobras to supply O3B VSAT technology to six of its FPSO vessels.Illustration; One of Petrobras’ FPSOs; Source: PetrobrasRigNet said on Tuesday that the agreement for the six FPSOs was in addition to a deal for work on four Petrobras’ FPSOs awarded to the company last year.“This represents RigNet’s ongoing expansion of its portfolio of FPSO deployments for a total seventeen awarded in Brazil alone. Today, RigNet is the only service provider in Brazil to offer O3B connectivity through its managed communication service,” the company stated.RigNet added that its expansion in the FPSO market also included a multi-year agreement awarded in October to provide managed communication service and deployment of its suite of Crew Welfare applications on three FPSOs in Thailand.As for the O3B technology, it provides clients with satellite-based data communications for critical remote connectivity. RigNet’s managed communications service provides critical data and communication needs for remote locations.Steven Pickett, CEO and president of RigNet, said: “We are very pleased with our ongoing growth into the production sector of the energy market. We are focused on offering the broadest range of communication solutions, including O3B technology, to meet the unique needs of the energy value chain in Brazil and around the world.”To remind, RigNet also recently won a multi-year agreement with the Galoc Production Company to deploy its analytics platform onboard the Rubicon Intrepid FPSO.Spotted 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