KAABOO Announces New Texas Music Festival In Dallas Cowboys Stadium

first_img Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? 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FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images The founders of the growing San Diego-based festival have announced their official expansion to AT&T Stadium in DallasBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 5, 2018 – 4:51 pm In just four years, festival founder Bryan E. Gordon has grown his San Diego-based KAABOO Del Mar festival into an international brand that’s landed headlining sets by marquee acts such as Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Imagine Dragons, with a planned expansion to a new 2019 event in the Cayman Islands announced just this past February.  Hot on the heels of the Cayman Islands announcement, KAABOO officials revealed on April 5 that they have also inked a deal with the Dallas Cowboys organization to launch KAABOO Texas in May 2019 at AT&T Stadium.Often referred to affectionately as “Jerry World” in reference to the Dallas Cowboys organization’s longtime patriarch Jerry Jones, AT&T Stadium boasts a 100,000 attendance capacity, perfect for the “upscale experience” promised by the KAABOO production team. Given KAABOO Del Mar’s success at establishing itself as, “a new kind of entertainment and arts experience designed around comfort, quality and good times,” Cowboys stadium seems the perfect place for the opening of the acclaimed festival’s next chapter.”The Cowboys organization has been on the cutting edge of creating more engaging experiences, providing new and unconventional ways to connect with fans, making the KAABOO brand an ideal partnership,” the KAABOO team explains of the new venture, as reported by Billboard.  The event is also purported by the KAABOO team to be the first-ever partnership between a multi-day entertainment event of their stature and an NFL team organization.KAABOO Texas will take place on May 3 – 5, 2019. Lineup details are still forthcoming.center_img Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Prev Next Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? 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Canada Pledges 15M In Funding To Create Greater Opportunities For Musicians

first_imgNews “With the growing importance of digital media today, Canadian artists—especially musicians and music entrepreneurs (e.g., producers, agents)—now face the challenge of marketing their content internationally and across all platforms, while also putting a greater emphasis on touring and live performances,” the budget report says.The additional funding brings the Government of Canada ‘s total support of the Canadian music industry to $40.7 million Canadian (over $30 million U.S. dollars). Canadian music organizations such as the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and anadian Live Music Association (CLMA).”For musical artists,” the report continues, “these investments will create greater opportunities to innovate and experiment on a wider range of digital and non-digital platforms. This, combined with enhanced support for promotion—including more touring and more modern marketing approaches—will ensure that Canadian music reaches more audiences at home and abroad.”Pieces Of Woodstock’s Original Wooden Stage Are Now Collectibles Twitter Email Facebook Our neighbors to the north cite the “growing importance of digital media” for expanding their federal funding of musicNate HertweckGRAMMYs Mar 22, 2019 – 4:55 pm The Canadian government has revealed its 2019 federal budget, and the news for musicians is good. Canada has pledged $20 million Canadian (approximately $15 million U.S. dollars) to the Canadian Music Fund over two years.center_img Canada Pledges $15M In Funding For Music canada-pledges-15m-funding-create-greater-opportunities-musicians Canada Pledges $15M In Funding To Create Greater Opportunities For Musicians Read more https://twitter.com/CIMAmusic75/status/1108105512745398277last_img read more

Nissans zeroemissions ice cream truck gets rid of the ICE

first_img4:38 Concept Cars Electric Cars Vans More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition first drive: Its roots are showing More about 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best Review • 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best Nissan built an ice cream truck that’s efficient from start to finish News • 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus officially achieves 226-mile range, but there’s a catch Preview • 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus first drive: Expanding the EV’s appeal Nissan Tags Share your voice 2020 Nissan Versa first drive: 15% more price, 100% more car 1 Comment 24 Photos Nissan Leaf long-term wrap-up: One year of electric feels Enlarge ImageShrug off the effects of climate change with a nice ice cream cone, served by a vehicle that’s doing its part to mitigate future effects of climate change. Nissan According to Nissan, there are some monsters out there who have a problem with ice cream trucks — not the idea of an ice cream truck or the thought of children sprinting out into the street, but the overall ecological footprint of such an endeavor. Thankfully, Nissan engineered a way around that, and it’s green from “sky to scoop,” as the automaker puts it.Nissan on Thursday unveiled its vision for a zero-emissions ice cream truck. And it’s not just the truck that is better for the environment — it’s the entire process in and around the idea of serving ice cream from a vehicle.The vehicle itself is a modified version of Nissan’s e-NV200 small van, which replaces the internal combustion engine (ICE) with a battery-electric powertrain. According to the automaker, some ice cream trucks get a bad rap because they have diesel engines that must remaining running to power the refrigeration system, which can lead to a whole bunch of gnarly emissions.But the e-NV200 doesn’t actually use the EV battery for keeping that ice cream cold. Instead, it uses Nissan’s Energy Roam system, which uses recycled Nissan EV batteries as a portable power pack that can deliver energy where it’s needed. Hell, even the ice cream itself is zero-emissions (minus, you know, the cow flatulence), because the creamery that makes the product — Mackie’s of Scotland — powers its farm with wind and solar energy.Even the experience of serving the ice cream is delightfully different. There’s no room to hang out in the back of the van, so the driver stands outside and serves ice cream directly to customers in a more personal manner. There’s a contactless payment terminal right on the side of the van. Instead of rolling around playing tunes, the van generates a What3Words code for its location, narrowing down its parking spot to a 3-meter-by-3-meter square. That way, kids don’t hear the music and immediately start shaking parents down for spare change, and there’s no worry about missing it.It’s just a concept, of course, so don’t expect this ice cream truck to show up in your neighborhood this summer. But nevertheless, it’s yet another unique approach to figuring out how zero-emissions tech can green up the auto industry beyond regular ol’ passenger cars. Green tech Nissanlast_img read more

Hundreds clash with police in Indian Kashmir

first_imgProtesters shout slogans at a rally against the Indian government`s move to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy and impose a communications blackout, in Srinagar on 16 August, 2019. Photo: AFPHundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police on Friday, even as New Delhi said it would begin restoring phone lines after a 12-day communications blackout.With the central government fearing protests and unrest, the Muslim-majority northern territory has been under lockdown since the first week of August, when the Indian government stripped the region of its autonomy.Police fired tear gas and pellet-firing shotguns to disperse residents who tried to march down the main road in the main city of Srinagar after Friday prayers.Protesters hurled stones and used shop hoardings and tin sheets as improvised shields, as police shot dozens of rounds into the crowd. No injuries were reported.”We are trying to breach the siege and march to the city centre but police is using force to stop us,” one protester told AFP, adding that three people were injured in Thursday clashes with police officers and reservists.Sporadic clashes were also reported in other parts of the Kashmir Valley, the main hotbed of resistance to Indian rule for decades, where phone lines and internet connections have been cut off for nearly two weeks.Major towns and cities in the restive valley remained under curfew, with government forces allowing people to move only on special passes.Government forces erected steep barricades and used concertina wires to block roads.No big gatherings were allowed in the valley and most mosques were shut for the second consecutive Friday.”We want what is ours. We are not begging for anything but demand India should respect its promises,” a second protester told AFP.”We will not sit back until we achieve complete independence from India,” he said.The protesters marched along the lanes of Srinagar, carrying black ?ags — signifying grief — and placards with slogans including “Go India, go back”.Phone lines The clashes took place as a top official said that authorities would begin restoring phone lines in Kashmir on Friday evening, including in Srinagar.Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam did not make clear whether mobile phones and internet connections would also be reinstated.He said the restoration would “(keep) in mind the constant threat posed by terrorist organisations in using mobile connectivity to organised terrorist actions”.Fearing an angry and potentially violent response to its move to end Kashmir’s autonomous status, India deployed 10,000 additional troops — joining the half a million already there — severely restricted movement and cut telecommunications.Kashmiri politicians — alongside university professors, business leaders and activists — are among the more than 500 people that have since been taken into custody.Celebrations for Eid, a major Muslim festival, were massively curtailed on Monday, with Srinagar’s main mosque shut. The building remained off-limits on Friday.Subrahmanyam said the government was aiming for the “earliest return to normalcy while ensuring that terrorist forces are given no opportunity to wreak havoc as in the past”.Anger Despite the lockdown, last Friday residents said some 8,000 people took to the streets and that the military used pellet-firing shotguns.The Indian government confirmed the clashes only after several days had passed, blaming them on stone-throwing “miscreants” and saying its forces reacted with “restraint”.Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since independence from Britain in 1947.Tens of thousands of people, most of them civilians, have died in an uprising against Indian rule that has raged since 1989.The territory has been the spark for two wars and countless clashes between the two nuclear-armed arch-rivals, most recently in February when they conducted tit-for-tat air strikes.Officials in the part of Kashmir ruled by Pakistan said Thursday that three soldiers died in Indian shelling across the Line of Control, the de facto border, with two others killed in a separate incident.The Pakistani military also said its return fire killed five Indian soldiers. But an Indian army spokesman told the Press Trust of India news agency late Thursday this was “fictitious”.In a rare step, the UN Security Council was set to discuss the situation behind closed doors later on Friday, diplomats said.last_img

Report To Army Finds Blast From Some Weapons May Put Shooters Brain

first_img Share Sgt. Aaron Patterson/3rd Marine Division/DVIDSU.S. Marines fire the Carl Gustav rocket system during live-fire training last October. With each firing, the shooter’s brain is exposed to pulses of high pressure air emanating from the explosion that travel faster than the speed of sound.Military personnel may be endangering their own brains when they operate certain shoulder-fired weapons, according to an Army-commissioned report released Monday.The report, from the Center for a New American Security, says these bazooka-like weapons pose a hazard because they are powered by an explosion just inches from the operator’s head.“When you fire it, the pressure wave feels like getting hit in the face,” says Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger who directs the technology and national security program at the center. Scharre is a co-author of the center’s report: Protecting Warfighters from Blast Injury.The report looks at a range of injuries caused by blast waves — pulses of high pressure air that emanate from an explosion and travel faster than the speed of sound.During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military officials recognized that the blast wave from a roadside bomb could damage a person’s brain without leaving any visible sign of injury. And in 2010, the Pentagon issued a memo outlining steps to improve care of troops exposed to these explosions.Since then, there’s been growing evidence that blasts from weapons like the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle and the AT4 anti-tank weapon can also affect the brain.Cpl. Devon Tindle/III Marine Expeditionary Force/DVIDSSgt. John Wagley fires an AT4 anti-tank missile during a training session at Camp Fuji in Japan. Studies find that some who fire these weapons repeatedly have short-term problems with memory and thinking. It’s still not clear, scientists say, whether those temporary changes can lead to permanent deficits.“If you’re looking at a large anti-tank rocket that a soldier would carry on his or her shoulder, that’s now a pretty large explosion — and it’s happening right next to your head,” Scharre says.Studies show that some service members who fire these weapons repeatedly have short-term problems with memory and thinking. What’s not clear is whether those temporary changes can lead to permanent deficits.“If you’re exposed to these weapons throughout the course of your military career, this might have some subtle and insidious long-term effect that doesn’t materialize until later,” Scharre says.The military is studying that possibility, and the new report is a part of that effort. But a definitive answer about the risks from firing weapons is probably many years off.The report says the military should make changes now, despite the uncertainty.One recommendation is much wider use of devices known as blast gauges, which measure the intensity of blast waves. The gauges are typically about the size of a wristwatch and service members attach them to their shoulders and helmet.“Every service member who is in a position where he or she might be exposed to blast waves should be wearing these devices,” Scharre says. “And we need to be recording that data, putting it in their record and then putting it in a database for medical studies.”Authors of the report also recommend steps to reduce service members’ exposure to blast waves during training exercises. For example, they say, the military should reduce the maximum number of times a person can fire certain weapons in a single day, and over several days.The military should also look into a new type of helmet that’s designed to protect the brain from blast waves, the report says.The findings of the analysis are no surprise to Kyle Sims, a former Special Forces medic who helped deploy blast gauges in Afghanistan.Sims realized something disturbing when he started looking into research on brain damage among football players who’d taken repeated blows to the head.“It’s not that one time that the guy got knocked unconscious,” Sims says. “It’s the 500 times that the guy got hit prior to that.”Sims is especially worried about service members involved in training others to fire heavy weapons. These people often spend entire days on a range where the weapons are being fired.One retired officer told Sims about a day of training when he’d been exposed to more than 100 blasts from anti-tank weapons.“When he got done talking, I said, ‘Well, don’t tell me — let me guess. At the end of the day you felt nauseous, you had a headache, you felt tired [and] all you wanted to do was take a Motrin, lay down and go to bed.’ He’s like, ‘Yeah.’ And I was like, ‘Well, that’s typical post-concussive symptoms there, buddy.’ “The military should start treating personnel exposed to blast waves the way it treats people who work around hazardous radiation, Sims says. In other words, set a limit to how much blast exposure a person can receive during their military career.“If there was a hazard in the civilian world for workers to be exposed to blast overpressure, we would have had a standard in place decades ago,” he says.An Army spokesperson tells NPR the military is reviewing the report and will offer a response and recommendations.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Disaster Relief Bill Should Finally Bring 4 Billion To Texas Woman Accuses

first_imgTuesday, June 4, 2019Top afternoon stories:Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.An aerial view of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017.Disaster Relief Bill Should Finally Bring $4 Billion To TexasThe U.S. House of Representatives passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill Monday evening, which President Donald Trump is expected to sign. A key provision of the bill is a White House “shot clock,” implemented by Texas Senator John Cornyn, which would require the Office of Management and Budget to release more than $4 billion in disaster aid owed to Texas within a 90-day window. After Congress approved more than $16 billion in disaster relief funds in early 2018, efforts by Texas representatives to secure the state’s share have been frustrated by bureaucratic hurdles in OMB and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.U.S. Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Houston Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, a Friendswood Republican, recently introduced a bill with similar language to Cornyn’s provision demanding that HUD release the long overdue $4 billion to Houston-area districts still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.John L. Mone/APCardinal Daniel Dinardo.Woman Accuses Cardinal DiNardo Of Dismissing Sex Abuse CaseA Texas woman has accused Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, of dismissing a sex abuse case that involved a local highly-ranked clergy member.Laura Pontikes’ first report to the archdiocese about Monsignor Frank Rossi drawing her into a relationship that entailed sexual encounters had occurred in April 2016, according to The Associated Press. In December of that year, Pontikes met with DiNardo in Houston to talk to him about the relationship and says the cardinal declared her a “victim” of the priest.Pontikes says she was assured Rossi would never be a pastor or counsel women again, but subsequently found out that DiNardo had allowed the priest to take a new job as pastor in east Texas.The archdiocese acknowledged an inappropriate physical relationship between Rossi and Pontikes, but asserted that it was consensual and didn’t include sexual intercourse. In a written statement to AP, it defended its handling of the case, saying Rossi was immediately placed on leave and went for counseling after Pontikes reported him.Rossi’s alleged sexual relationship with Pontikes is now the subject of a criminal investigation in Houston.AP Photo/James MacPhersonA protest encampment along the route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota in 2017.Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years In PrisonProtesters could face up to 20 years in prison for interfering with oil and gas pipelines under a new proposal from the Trump Administration.The plan, if approved by Congress, would go beyond a similar crackdown Texas lawmakers approved during the recent state legislative session.It’s already against federal law to damage or destroy certain pipelines or pipeline facilities, namely those that are used in interstate or international commerce. But a proposal to Congress from the U.S. Department of Transportation would also make it illegal to vandalize or disrupt pipelines.The possible 20-year sentence is tougher than the 10 years protesters could soon face under a Texas bill headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.The Trump Administration’s pitch to Congress is part of a much broader proposal aimed at enhancing pipeline safety across the country. Sharelast_img read more

Renaissance Academy Eyes Move to BCCC Campus

first_imgPlans are underway for West Baltimore’s Renaissance Academy High School to potentially move to the campus of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC).  Angela Alvarez, Executive Director, Office of New School Initiatives for Baltimore City Public Schools, gave a brief report to the Public Schools Board members this week, announcing the cooperative effort.Renaissance Academy“We’ve been working collaboratively with partners, particularly Baltimore City Community College and are looking at the potential of relocating Renaissance Academy to BCCC’s campus across from its main campus on Liberty Heights,” Alvarez said at the meeting on Jan. 24.Baltimore City Community College released a statement shortly before the school board meeting, confirming the current negotiations underway to welcome Renaissance Academy.“BCCC and BCPSS are evaluating the financial costs, academic programming and structural needs required to support a potential Renaissance Academy partnership. It is the intent of both organizations to ensure the educational experience of the students is one that will enhance student learning outcomes.”Renaissance Academy families received letters and calls this week from BCPSS informing them of the proposed move.  A school-based meeting to solicit community input will be scheduled for early February.Renaissance Academy was originally scheduled for closure in the summer of 2017.  The school experienced a number of problems in the previous school year that put it on the closure list in the 2015-2016 school year including a student stabbed in class and the confiscation of a loaded gun on campus.A high level of community support for Renaissance Academy caused the Schools Board to delay formally recommending closure of the school at its December board meeting, when several other BCPSS schools were slated to close.  BCPSS CEO Sonja Santileses said she listened to the input of community partners in making the decision to delay closing the school.“I took very seriously the advisement of partners in the faith community and partners at the University of Maryland about the social-emotional needs of the young people.”The BCPSS will issue a final decision on the Renaissance Academy move to BCCC on Feb. 24. Nikkia Rowe, principal of Renaissance Academy, did not return a request for comment by press time.last_img read more

A win wouldve been nice Steve Smith

first_imgHe was aiming for a win but Australian cricket captain Steve Smith on Tuesday said he was not too disappointed with the draw against India in the third cricket Test as it proved just enough to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The hosts won back the trophy with their 2-0 lead going into the final Test in Sydney. Australia had finished their second innings at 318/9 at lunch and set India a target of 384 runs.The visitors finished at 174/6 with R Ashwin and Mahendra Singh Dhoni holding ground. The Indian skipper later announced his retirement from Test cricket. “It would have been nice to have won, that’s for sure. But it’s very satisfying to win the series and reclaim the trophy again. We had lost badly the last time but it was obviously in completely different conditions in India. We still have a lot of work to do in those conditions. We do play very well in our own backyard. It’s nice to have that trophy back now and hopefully the next time we go back to India, we can do a better job over there,” said Smith. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaAustralia delayed their declaration in the morning, thanks to rain. It allowed Shaun Marsh to close on to a hundred but he couldn’t finish the job as he was run-out on 99. “It was obviously very disappointing for him. I ran out a message about 20 minutes earlier and said ‘you have got until lunch’. I think that’s when he started to go after the bowlers a little bit. I changed my mind a couple of times about the declaration. I wasn’t quite sure when to pull out. But I didn’t really want to give India a crack with the batsmen they had in the shed and how good that wicket was,” Smith added.When asked if the close Adelaide run-chase played on to the decision for delaying declaration, Smith said, “A little bit. I think the wicket out here was much better than Adelaide. At least that pitch broke up and spun a lot, which created opportunities there. We certainly didn’t have that out here. It was a very good wicket to bat on and we didn’t want to give them an opportunity.”last_img read more

Russian pay TV service Stream has inked a subscrip

first_imgRussian pay TV service Stream has inked a subscription video-on-demand service with US distributor Miramax.The deal means Stream, the content arm of MTS and formerly known as Omlet.ru, will be the first pay TV service to launch Miramax movies via SVOD in Russia. Titles included in the multiyear deal include Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and The English Patient.Danny Goldman, Miramax senior vice-president and head of sales, EMEA said:  “Stream has developed into a leader in the Russian media content market, and we are very pleased that they are our first partner in Russia as we continue to extend Miramax’s global relationships.”Stream’s content is available on Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, set top boxes, and PCs. It has programming deals with NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros and Disney among others.last_img read more