Watch Prince’s Bassist, MonoNeon, And Rapper A Weirdo From Memphis’s New Music Video [Premiere]

first_imgMonoNeon, the legendary and late Prince’s last bassist before his death, has been cranking out a ton of new tunes in 2017. Like his musical mentor Prince, MonoNeon has a particular curated aesthetic with an emphasis on innovation and boundary-pushing, whether that be musically or visually. Recently, MonoNeon and rapper A Weirdo From Memphis teamed up, collaborating on the track “America’s Perverted Gentlemen (Drawls)” off MonoNeon’s newest album, Selfie Quickie 2WOOO, which was released at a name-your-price rate on Bandcamp. To accompany the track, MonoNeon and A Weirdo From Memphis brought on director IMAKEMADBEATS for the track’s newly released music video.You can check out the 90’s punk-inspired video below, courtesy of MonoNeon. You can also catch MonoNeon at the Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder Tribute at The Howlin’ Wolf on May 7th for late-night after Jazz Fest party.  MonoNeon will be joining Eric “Benny” Bloom, DJ Williams, Adam Deitch, Will Blades, Nigel Hall, and more in New Orleans for this special tribute, following Zigaboo Modeliste’s 19th Annual Funk Revue. You can check out other Live For Live Music Jazz Fest late nights here!last_img read more

Almost half of all coal plants globally will fail to turn a profit in 2020

first_imgAlmost half of all coal plants globally will fail to turn a profit in 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:China and other countries could be planning to build more coal plants to stimulate their economies in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic but nearly half of global coal plants will run at a loss this year, research showed on Wednesday.China has over 1,000 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power, accounting for about 60% of the country’s total installed generation capacity and around 100 GW under construction.London-based environmental think tank Carbon Tracker analysed the profitability of 95% of coal plants in operation or planned around the world.It looked at 6,696 operational plants and 1,046 in the pipeline and found that 46% will be unprofitable this year, up from 41% in 2019, based on estimated revenues from wholesale power markets, ancillary and balancing services and capital markets, as well as running costs, carbon pricing and pollution policies.That will rise to 52% by 2030 as renewables and cheaper gas outcompete coal, the think tank said.[Nina Chestney]More: Nearly half of global coal plants will be unprofitable this year: Carbon Trackerlast_img read more

Ethics to take center stage in Boca Raton

first_imgTricky ethical questions facing practitioners — from conflicts with clients and their creditors to bankruptcy to metadata — will be addressed at the 2006 Masters Seminar on Ethics.The seminar, sponsored by the Professional Ethics Committee, will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, at the Bar’s Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.“We are trying to appeal to a broad spectrum of the Bar by having speakers who will appeal both to people who practice in single issue areas such as bankruptcy but also in a broader spectrum,” said Tim Thomes, who chairs the PEC subcommittee setting up the seminar. “I think we have a diversified set of speakers who will satisfy lawyers. . . seeking a broad overview of issues.”The seminar, which carries 2.5 CLE ethics credits, will begin with brief remarks by Thomes. Then Franklin L. Zemel will discuss conflicts arising in deadlocked entities, followed by Jeffrey Wm. Pearson and Wade Yeakle, who will talk about a lawyer’s duty when a client orders an attorney not to pay a creditor, who in turn appeals to the lawyer to protect the creditor’s interest.Patricia Redmond will talk on ethical issues in the new bankruptcy code, and Steven W. Teppler will talk about metadata — the hidden data, sometimes including confidential matters, that can accompany e-mailed documents.The seminar will close with a discussion by D. Culver “Skip” Smith on ethical concerns when lawyers create ancillary businesses.Thomes said there will be question periods for each topic, and the speakers will also be available at the end of the seminar. In addition, Teppler will have a laptop computer after the meeting and demonstrate how metadata works, including showing how information, such as notes and editing information, can remain invisible in the background of an electronic document, but can be retrieved by someone who receives it via e-mail or the Internet.“It is going to be a lively and topical ethics seminar,” Thomes said. “We have such a good group of presenters this year that I’m personally very excited and appreciate that this type of talent pool has come forward.” Ethics to take center stage in Boca Raton May 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Ethics to take center stage in Boca Ratonlast_img read more

How credit unions piggyback marketing on Amazon Prime Day

first_img continue reading » Amazon Prime Day has become a cultural phenomenon in the short time since the ecommerce company created it. The now two-day event is part megasale, part brand marketing event, and part Prime account recruiting drive, all rolled into one. It may be one of the most successful commerce-created “holidays” ever. Amazon promised over a million deals globally.It’s a big day for financial institutions and their products, as well, because all those juicy bargains consumers slaver over have to be paid for. Prime Day generated an estimated $4.19 billion in sales globally in 2018 and Coresight Research projects it could hit $5.8 billion in 2019.Numerous consumer websites and even some business sites go bargain crazy, publishing tips and tricks for maximizing discounts and gaming the various cash back, percentage-off, rewards granting, price protection and other variations on payment card features during Prime Day and similar events.“Marketed almost as much, if not more, than Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day has forced financial services brands to shift their marketing strategy and create buzz ahead of time,” writes Alexa Dalessandro, Research Analyst at Comperemedia, a Mintel Company, in a recent report. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Promotional Photos Vs. reality. How authentic are your photos in the online world with the real situation?

first_imgEveryone’s goal is to have as many returning guests as possible and who positively recommend our accommodation, because it allows us free marketing without the cost of advertising and commission booking portals. It’s imperative, to have regular guests who keep coming back, right? If the presentation is different from reality, the prevailing feeling is that the guests have been deceived, that they have falsely presented themselves and that they have not received value for the money they expected and which was presented by you after all. And we all know that it is at least three times harder and more expensive to bring a dissatisfied guest back. In the beginning you have a negative experience, which you will find very difficult to correct. The market is always the best regulator, and today the offer is much higher than five or more years ago, and guests have a choice. Those who are credible, have confidence and positive reviews, they are first time, and the rest on a well-deserved scale of performance. And we all make a living from reviews, right? On the other hand, it would be wise for your goal to be to raise the level of enthusiasm to a higher level. Don’t reveal all the trump cards, let some detail and trump card surprise them even more. This is how you deliver the service beyond expectations and promises. Let your goal be to exceed their expectations. Which again multiplies the positive level of enthusiasm, which the guests will reward with their positive review and turn into your ambassadors. Today, it is clear to everyone, I sincerely hope, that quality photography and video make a difference and are an integral part of sales and your identity. Don’t forget how we create the story around our accommodation, not the guests. We send an invitation for action, ie we invite guests to be accommodated with us. Word of mouth marketing has always been and always will be the best advertisement. Of course it is a long-term process, but certainly the best jobs concept and long-term sustainable. Let’s say a plastic example, if the picture shows a table decorated with a decorative tablecloth and flowers, such a room must also welcome the guest. Is it? But what when guests come and the decoration is not as in the picture, but much poorer or worse. What when guests wake up and get a “cold shower”? And here we come to a big problem – credibility or a false image. center_img Photo: However, the topic of this article is the shooting of promotional photos and videos, ie their authenticity in the field. One of the common and main problem is that in a photo or video everything is full of life, and in reality it is often one opposite story. If we tell a “fake” or fake story, which may at first with excellent production and marketing bring visitors / tourists to your accommodation or destination, but when they see that the picture and reality do not tell the same story, they will be disappointed. And that “big time”. First, we have high expectations at the start, which is great, and on the other hand if we disappoint them the negative footprint is even stronger. Yes, you must have a website, as a confirmation of the seriousness and confirmation that it is not some “fake” accommodation, as well as a continuation of the story in promoting the destination and your accommodation, whether through a blog or through tips on what to do and experience in the destination. On the other hand, it is inadmissible for hotels today to talk about the importance of the website at all, and it is becoming more and more important because the focus is on increasing direct booking. If the hotel’s website is not modern, in the online world, guests immediately cross it out. Today, more than ever, the focus is on the promotion of the destination, rather than the hotel itself, but on another occasion. It’s like a quality website, your ID and the first proof of credibility and seriousness. Also, quality photos will always attract attention rather than photos taken with a mobile phone or a person who does not have an eye for the same, ie the accommodation will be booked much sooner if there are professional photos. Because as usual, if someone “encounters” your ad on the Internet or sees your accommodation on, they will first go to the website to see the “seriousness” and quality and what you offer in addition to accommodation. If you have a bad website the enthusiasm drops and attention is lost i.e. the attention goes to the other. Here is the answer to the question of whether renters should have a website. Today, the technology allows us top quality images and videos, where of course a professional photographer pays attention to every detail, we add and refine the space with various details and objects, as well as video with some effects. We try to get a perfect composition, we play with the position of artificial light, later we embellish materials in post-production with image or video editing programs, we embellish materials and add “make-up” to finally get the best look or perfection through photography or video. Material that will attract attention and show our seriousness. Of course, today it is pointless to talk about the need for the service of a professional photographer, that is imperative and standard. Exceed the expectations of your guests.last_img read more

EPL relegation battle resumes

first_imgIn the rest of today’s three o’clock matches, Everton play host Bournemouth, while West Brom are at home to West Ham and already relegated Aston Villa go to Watford.Meanwhile, Celtic can be crowned SPL champions for the fifth year running this afternoon.The Hoops can retain the title if they win at Hearts in the 12.30 start and Aberdeen then slip-up at home to in-form Motherwell at at Tynecastle at 3 o’clock. With just two games remaining, only one of the trio can escape the drop with Newcastle trailing their rivals by a point.The Magpies are at home to Crystal Palace today at St James’ Park.Sunderland travel to the Britannia to face Stoke while Norwich are involved in the late game of the day as they face a daunting trip to the Emirates to take-on Arsenal in a half-five start.last_img read more