March 2

Gorillaz Announce Lineup For First-Ever U.S. Edition Of Their Demon Dayz Festival

first_imgGorillaz have continued their busy week of announcements with the reveal of the lineup for their Demon Dayz LA festival, set to take place on October 20th at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to a headlining performance by Gorillaz, Demon Dayz LA will feature sets by Erykah Badu, The Internet, DRAM, Little Simz, Kilo Kish, Ana Tijoux, Tony Allen, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Las Cafeteras, and Chulita Vinyl Club.The one-day festival will come on the heels of an extensive run of international tour dates scheduled to take place throughout this year. Demon Dayz LA will mark the second edition of Gorillaz’ festival, and the first to take place in the U.S. following last year’s inaugural edition in the U.K.This year’s busy schedule for Gorillaz also includes the upcoming release of their new album, The Now Now, set for a June 29th release via Warner Bros. Records. Below, you can watch the recently released official video for the album’s funky, synth-laced opening track, “Humility”, including a featured cameo from Jack Black.Gorillaz – “Humility” [Official Video][Video: Gorillaz]Tickets for all the shows, including Demon Dayz, go on sale Friday, June 8th, at 10:00 am PST/1:00 pm EST via Ticketmaster. Head to the band’s website for more information. Gorillaz 2018 Tour Dates:06/01 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park06/03 – Mendig, DE @ Rock Im Ring06/09 – Dublin, IE @ Malahide Castle06/15 – Barcelona, ES @ Sónar Festival06/21 – Chiba, JP @ Makuhari Messe07/05 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/06 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival07/07 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival07/11 – Bern, CH @ Gurtenfestival07/12 – Lucca, IT @ Lucca Summer Festival07/14 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live07/19 – Nyon, CH @ Paléo Festival07/21 – Carhaix, FR @ Vieilles Charrues07/22 – Paris, FR @ Lollapalooza Paris07/25 – Kiev, UA @ U-Park Festival07/28 – Moscow, RU @ Park Live Festival08/09 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival08/11 – Ovington, UK @ BoomTown Fair08/16 – St. Pölten, AT @ Frequency Festival08/17 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival10/08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *10/09 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *10/13 – New York, NY @ Barclays Center *10/14 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden #10/16 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Demon Dayz Festival* = w/ The Internet# = w/ Little DragonView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

January 26

Cervelli addresses campus community

first_imgSaint Mary’s will continue to support victims of sexual assault and maintain the College’s mission, president Jan Cervelli said in an email sent to the College community on Friday. “Saint Mary’s remains committed to support and respect survivors of sexual violence,” Cervelli said in the email. “In response to proposed changes announced last week by the U.S. Department of Education to federal guidance affecting college investigations of sexual assault, I want to emphasize that Saint Mary’s mission remains unchanged: We show respect for each person and provide support for those in need.”The Memorandum of Understanding — signed by Cervelli, University president Fr. John Jenkins and former Holy Cross College president Br. John Paige on March 7 — will help spread information, including prevention education, resources, reporting options and procedures. Cervelli said in the email the Memorandum will continue to aid the campus communities in preventing sexual assault. “The Memorandum of Understanding, which Saint Mary’s signed this year with Notre Dame and Holy Cross, will continue to strengthen our capacity to prevent sexual assault and harassment, as well as respond to accusations with fairness and sensitivity, through the sharing of information and best practices,” Cervelli said.Students at Saint Mary’s should feel protected under the College’s policies and mission statement, Cervelli said.   “In our efforts to live up to our community values, we look, as always, to the example of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who guide us toward a peaceful, pastoral engagement with others as a path to healing and justice,” she said. “Everyone at Saint Mary’s College should feel protected and empowered under the policies in place and the mission that inspires our commitment to creating an environment of love and respect.”Tags: cervelli, memorium of understandinglast_img read more

January 26

Saint Mary’s undergoing $2.5 million-dollar, campus-wide renovation

first_imgSaint Mary’s is spending more than $2.5 million upgrading its campus this summer, the College announced in a Wednesday press release. Anna Mason | The Observer Saint Mary’s is spending more than $2.5 million on renovations to its campus this summer.Renovations began at the end of last semester and have continued throughout the summer months, vice president for strategy and finance Dana Strait said in the release.“We are thankful to have a healthy endowment and a budget to support our campus’ rich history, maintain our high standards for students and fulfill our commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability,” she said in the release.In progress are updates to the Noble Family Dining Hall and retail dining funded by Sodexo, including Cyber Café’s rebranding to the 1844 Grill; cosmetic changes to the Cushwa-Leighton Library and the addition of a 24-hour study space and a Starbucks bar; renovations to Holy Cross Hall and the first floors of McCandless and LeMans Halls; the installation of more accessibility ramps; retouching to sidewalks and parking lots; and various other foundational repairs to buildings across campus.Strait said additional renovations were made to help Saint Mary’s curb its energy consumption.“From choosing energy-efficient lighting and window materials to the installation of energy-monitoring meters, the campus is looking to enhance its resources in every possible way,” she said in the release. “The bonus will be seeing students’ reactions as they return from summer break to the beautiful Saint Mary’s campus. These enhancements take us to the next level.”According to the release, this summer’s upgrades mark the start of a much larger renovation project. Saint Mary’s hopes to secure a $51 million bond for the endeavor, which must first be approved by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees approved a plan for the additional renovations in June, which will include campus beautification and improvements to buildings’ energy efficiency, health and safety.Strait said the College expects to hear from the Board of Commissioners by the end of August. If the bond is approved, the board and other administration officials will move forward in finalizing the renovation plan, she said. Input from the Saint Mary’s community will be also be taken into consideration during this time.Tags: enhancements, facilities upgrade, renovations, repairs, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

January 18

25-Year-Old Charged After Allegedly Driving Under The Influence Of Meth

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.FALCONER – A 25-year-old Allegany County woman is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs after allegedly driving under the influence of methamphetamine.New York State Police say Ember Frink, 25, of Fillmore, was pulled over on Route 394 in Falconer for a traffic violation on Wednesday.Troopers say after failing several standardized field sobriety tests, Frink was placed under arrest and taken to the state police barracks in Jamestown.Police say Frink was evaluated by a drug recognition expert and determined to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Frink is charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs after her DMV record revealed a pervious DWI conviction in the last 10 years.Police say Frink was released with appearance tickets and is scheduled to report to the Town of Poland Court next month. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 30

How To: Roanoke, VA

first_imgThere’s a certain grittiness to the town of Roanoke that makes it feel like the industrial town it once was. Old brick buildings still stand strong amongst aging freight yards where countless locomotive cars race pass. The Roanoke Valley has long been known as a prominent hub on the map because of its location just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today however, there is a new light shining on Roanoke. Though elements of the past are still present today, Roanoke is wasting no time rebuilding a progressive, outdoor community that has a little something for everybody._mg_7952 _mg_7961PlayThere is no way to accomplish all there is to do in Roanoke in just one day. You can mountain bike on Mill Mountain, fish the Roanoke River, or catch a sunrise on Roanoke Mountain and never have to get in a car. The accessibility to adventure from downtown Roanoke is unparalleled. The Appalachian Trail is about 15 miles outside of town where the infamous McAfee Knob and Tinker Cliffs stand beautifully above an epic Virginia landscape. Carvins Cove is about 10 miles from Roanoke and offers about 60 miles of fast, flowy trails to explore. Roanoke Mountain Adventures is an excellent guide service in town that can get you suited up and ready for any adventure you seek. They’ll have maps and all the information you’ll need to get started.edited_mcafee_knob-3StayThough there aren’t any campgrounds within 45 minutes of Roanoke, there are excellent options for accommodations. Dirtbags be warned—don’t try and sleep on the Mill Mountain Parkway or the Blue Ridge Parkway no matter how tempting one of the pull-offs may look. You’ll need to drive to the Appalachian Trail trailhead just outside of Catawba, hike about 1 mile north, and shack up in the AT shelter there. If you’re looking for some classic southern style B&Bs then go to either Rose Hill Bed and Breakfast or the Black Lantern Inn. Both are beautiful, early 20th century homes located right downtown._mg_7998EatRoanoke has awesome restaurants. There are too many to list, but here are our favorites. For breakfast there are two spectacular options. Scratch Biscuit Company does coffee and biscuits very well, so well in fact you’ll need to buy two biscuits. Don’t worry though it’ll only cost you $4.00. If you’re looking for a diner scene with phenomenal service and a “knock your socks” off breakfast, then The Roanoker is your place.For lunch, you could choose either Fork in the Alley or The Green Goat. Fork in the Alley has wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and great sandwiches. The location to Mill Mountain makes it a must-stop after bombing a descent down some fun singletrack. The Green Goat is a bar and grill type place as well, but they have incredible salads, also with great proximity to the greenway and Roanoke River.For dinner, head to Wasena City Tap Room and Grill for a beer and huge dinner menu (conveniently located next door to Roanoke Mountain Adventures). Overwhelmed by the menu selections? The burritos are excellent.last_img read more

December 20

Interview with Rear Admiral Germán González Reyes of the Colombian Armed Forces

first_img RADM Germán González Reyes: Yes. Coordinated Integrated Action works with the other state institutions and with the private sector to bring certain solutions to the population. We hold development support days that consist of bringing in general practitioners and specialist physicians, delivering medicine, making referrals to hospitals; in sum, we seek the participation of businesses in support of the medicine and of the doctors themselves who provide care. Finally, we have Dispositive Integrated Action, which implements and supports the National Consolidation Plan. At this time, we’re selecting 54 municipalities that today are sites in the process of stabilization, meaning that the state is going to make itself present with security, development projects, production projects, education projects, health projects … in order to shift those red areas to yellow areas and then to green areas. Images of soldiers building a road in a remote location in the Colombian countryside, photos of demobilized former FARC members, and the smiles of children gathering to watch a movie in a town park make up the face of the strategy of Integrated Action, part of Colombia’s Democratic Security Consolidation Policy. During a visit to the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida, in September 2011, Rear Admiral Germán González Reyes, in command of the Joint Integrated Action Bureau of the Colombian Armed Forces General Command, spoke with Diálogo about the achievements and challenges of a strategy that has enabled his country to take steps forward in the area of security and social welfare, earning a vanguard position in Latin America. DIÁLOGO: Why was the Integrated Action strategy created, and of what does it consist? DIÁLOGO: Colombia plays a vanguard role in Latin America with regard to strategies of this kind. How can Colombia’s example be of use to other countries in the region? DIÁLOGO: Is there any kind of agreement with the private sector? RADM Germán González Reyes: We’ve always relied on U.S. collaboration and support in training, in equipment. I can say that projects are currently underway to prevent the recruitment of children and adolescents. The United States has a framework of cooperation with the Joint Integrated Action Bureau to develop a variety of tools that can help to prevent forced recruitment and encourage the demobilization of members of military armed groups through information operations, in order to fulfill the objectives of integrated action. Twelve Integrated Action companies were trained in partnership with the U.S. Government, companies which will seek to position the concepts of legitimacy, strengthening the institutional image, and rapprochement with the civilian population on the operational and tactical level within the Armed Forces, in the context of fourth-generation war. DIÁLOGO: What have some of the successes of the Integrated Action plan been since its launch in 2002? By Dialogo September 20, 2011 RADM Germán González Reyes: There’s an example that we show off with a great deal of pride: the Montes de María. That’s an area located in the northern part of the country, where years ago, there was a presence by irregular groups. There was displacement of the population of those areas due to insecurity. An Integrated Action strategic plan was implemented, and we succeeded in dismantling all the irregular groups in the area. We obtained a state presence with the construction of roads to link several municipalities, and legal crops, such as avocadoes, were promoted. That was done by the National Navy: it served as a bridge, guaranteed security, facilitated agriculture, and arranged for the private sector to come to this area to purchase the crops. Today, the population has returned home, they’re farming, and the security environment is different. We can also mention the case of the Task Force Omega area, La Macarena, where we’re doing a project of the same kind. There were irregular groups there. Joint Task Force Omega was assigned, basic levels of security were restored, and after that, the state began to arrive. Today, roads, schools, and health centers have been built, and production programs have been implemented, giving the population alternatives for growing licit crops, instead of illicit crops such as coca. center_img RADM Germán González Reyes: Irregular groups and drug trafficking always generate insecurity in the areas where they are. Integrated Action does not combat drug trafficking as such; nevertheless, it’s a tool used by the Military that supports military operations before, during, and after those operations (institutional synergy). When the state arrives with the presence of the Military, when it guarantees security and offers rural workers the opportunity of growing bananas rather than coca, and it gives them options for getting them to market and selling them, we are promoting a decrease in illicit drug cultivation. DIÁLOGO: How is the fight against drug trafficking ingrained into the strategy of Integrated Action? RADM Germán González Reyes: Integrated Action is a bridge between the institutions responsible for security and the social side of things. The fundamental objective is the coordination of state agencies and institutions, in order to act in a joint and integrated way throughout the entire national territory, in the social, economic, political, and military spheres, thereby guaranteeing the rule of law, the social recovery of territory, the effective application of the social state under the rule of law, and the neutralization of irregular armed groups. For example, General Integrated Action also has radio stations, with which we reach those remote areas of the country, as well as special psychological-operations groups (GEOS) that take a message of rapprochement to the population as part of military operations. A wide-ranging concept of civil and military cooperation began to be developed in Colombia during the administration of President Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, at the time that the Military was assigned the authority and capability to provide social assistance to the most vulnerable communities, helping with the solution of some basic needs. That gave rise to the initial concept of Civic-Military Action, the ultimate purpose of which consisted in obtaining the support and backing of the rural population. Starting in 2002, the Democratic Security Policy develops Integrated Action in full, strengthening a tool that brings together the coordinated and synergistic effort involved in the use of legitimate force. DIÁLOGO: What is the most important challenge faced by your bureau at this time? RADM Germán González Reyes: We have the ongoing challenge of trying to increase favorable views of and trust in the Military among the population. The Military is currently the most favorably viewed institution, according to surveys that have been taken in both urban and rural areas. Maintaining and improving that is one goal. Second is achieving an increase in demobilization and achieving a decrease in forced recruitment by irregular armed groups; likewise, continuing to fulfill the proposed objectives, by helping with military operations, designing tools to neutralize multi-dimensional and situational threats, and increasing preventive capabilities in response to those threats. In addition, it’s important for the bureau to continue developing long-term strategies, to counteract attacks on the state’s legitimacy, and to position the country as a leader and pioneer of information operations in Latin America, in order to generate international technical cooperation offerings. DIÁLOGO: How are the United States and Colombia collaborating in order to strengthen and implement the strategy of Integrated Action? RADM Germán González Reyes: Several countries have visited us for the purpose of learning about the procedures we carry out in Integrated Action and on the operational side of things in general. Currently, support is being provided to Central American countries and to Mexico. We’ve held workshops, talks, training sessions, and meetings on the topic of Integrated Action, where we’ve explained our procedures, generating an atmosphere of cooperation and advising on the structuring of an Integrated Action Doctrine. Likewise, a panorama of integrated action has been jointly constructed in the different countries on our borders and across the Americas, establishing unilateral and joint lines of action that take into account the advice provided on civil-affairs issues and issues of integrated action in general. last_img read more

October 19

Parents worried about vaccinating children amid pandemic: Survey

first_imgRead also: Let’s get childhood immunization back on trackRespondents expressed concern about the high cost of getting immunization services at private healthcare facilities, services that would be free at public facilities.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said public health facilities should remain open and safe during the pandemic, and called on parents not to delay giving immunizations to their children.“If any health service facilities are temporarily closed, parents should ask local community health staff for information on the closest alternatives,” said Yurianto, who is also the former national COVID-19 spokesman, as quoted in the statement.The survey, however, also discovered high demand for immunization, showing that some parents and caregivers had looked for alternative service points.The survey showed that parents who had studied the safe immunization guidelines applied by health authorities were more willing to take their children for vaccinations.UNICEF argued that investment in safe immunization and expanding the outreach of health services were important and urgent in order to ease parents’ doubts.“During the pandemic, children must be protected against diseases that can be prevented by immunizations. We must do everything we can so that all children throughout the country can continue to receive this important service,” UNICEF representative Debora Comini said.Topics : Almost one third of Indonesian parents and caregivers are doubtful about taking their children for routine immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic for fear of contracting the coronavirus, a recent survey has found.The survey, carried out by the Health Ministry in collaboration with UNICEF, collected responses online from nearly 7,000 parents and caregivers of children under the age of 2 in 34 provinces from July 4 to July 13.The survey found that only half of the respondents had taken their children for routine immunizations in the past two months. “Prior to the pandemic, resistance to immunizations had already increased in Indonesia, and this was exacerbated by [immunization] vaccine doubts during the pandemic,” UNICEF said in a statement on Monday.The survey also showed a “significant shift” in parents and caregivers’ behavior in seeking immunization services.Prior to the pandemic, according to the survey, around 90 percent of Indonesian children had availed of immunization services at community health facilities such as community health centers (Puskesmas) and integrated health services posts (Posyandu) as well as village delivery facilities (Polindes).However, the majority of the respondents stated that they were now seeking immunization in private clinics and hospitals due to the closure of government healthcare facilities in their communities.last_img read more

September 28

On a luxury holiday at home in Townsville

first_imgJo said they had purchased the house at Bushland Beach for the space and lifestyle it offered. “We bought the house about three years ago,” Jo said. “The view and the spaciousness drew us in.“It feels like being on holiday without actually having to go on one.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Boasting a blue and white colour palette, the kitchen features a 5m long island stone benchtop and an ocean-inspired glass splash back. “We are moving to downsize to a unit so we will really miss the personal space we get from living here.“The upstairs level is like a private adults’ area and the downstairs is more of the kids’ space.”The main bedroom features a sophisticated ensuite with floor-to-ceiling polished porcelain tiles, a double vanity with a stone top counter and generous wardrobe space. It also has a large amount of living and storage space and luxury appliances including a freestanding Ariston 900mm oven with a gas cooktop.The outdoor dual-level deck also flows between indoor and outdoor living, and overlooks the ocean and the pool below. “As a family we haven’t really had time to utilise the space but it would be an ideal house for entertaining,” Jo said. This house at 108 Goicoechea Dr in Bushland Beach is on the market for $875,000.FEATURING 180-degree water views from the crystal blue aspect of the Coral Sea through to the sunset viewpoints of Harvey Range, this expansive beach house represents the quintessence of luxury living. Owners Jo and Malcolm have called the property home for the last three years with their children Brooke and Corey. READ MORE Elegance under the tropical sun center_img READ MORE Spring in step of real estate market last_img read more

September 28

TechnipFMC Picks Frames Package for Eni Merakes Field

first_imgOil and gas process equipment supplier Frames has been awarded a contract to supply TechnipFMC with the hydraulic control systems for subsea wells and subsea isolation valves in the Eni Merakes field tie-back to the existing Jangkrik Floating Production Unit in offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.The field’s subsea wells, and the construction and installation of subsea systems and pipelines, will be connected to the Jangkrik FPU. The gas will then be shipped through the existing pipelines from the Jangkrik FPU to the Bontang LNG Processing facility.Frames is supplying a Production HPU (PHPU), a Topside Umbilicial Termination Unit (TUTU) and a Subsea Isolation Valve control panel (SSIV Panel). Together these systems will enable control and operation of the subsea wells and subsea isolation valves for the Merakes field.“This is a fast track project where close collaboration is essential,” says Thomas de Wolf, Product Specialist Wellsites, HIPS and Hydraulics, Frames. “We have worked with Technip-FMC on many similar projects and so they know our extensive experience and capability with these systems.”last_img read more

September 26

Jamaica and Cuba sign agreements to fight drug trafficking

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Jamaica and Cuba sign agreements to fight drug trafficking by: – October 4, 2011 17 Views   no discussions Cross pinned flags of Cuba and Jamaica. Image via: crossed-flag-pins.comKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A ministry paper giving details of the signing of the operational police and maritime agreements between the government of Jamaica and Cuba was tabled in the Senate on September 30 by Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson.The agreements are aimed at helping to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relationships to ensure effective cross border efforts in combating drug trafficking and other forms of organised crimes.According to the ministry paper, a formal structured relationship between the Cuban and Jamaican law enforcement entities is likely to improve the flow of information and intelligence, which, in turn, will improve the fight against organised crime, particularly efforts to combat the illicit trade in small arms and drugs.“These agreements are intended to, not just streamline the flow, but to increase information and intelligence sharing between Jamaica and Cuba on the movement of criminal commodities and on the groups involved in its movement between the two countries,” the ministry paper notes.This increased information and intelligence flow is intended to allow enforcement entities in Jamaica and Cuba to: foresee trends in reference to drug trafficking and organised crime; identify the leaders and the key elements of criminal organisations; and to identify potential weak points and informants.The agreements were signed during a visit to Cuba by Nelson on September 9.The agreements were submitted to Cabinet for approval, and the comments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade as well as the Attorney General’s Chambers were sought and received, and their letters were attached to the Cabinet Submission.Since 2006, the Jamaican and Cuban authorities have provided mutual support in the identification, tracking and apprehension of Jamaicans involved in the trafficking of illicit drugs and firearms.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more