The Flaming Lips is releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, due out next week on January 13th. The psychedelic rock band hasn’t released a full length album since their 2014 Beatles tribute, With A Little Help From My Fwends, and hasn’t released original music since The Terror in 2013. So the coming of Wayne Coyne and company’s new project is that much more exciting.They’ve released a few songs so far, the most recent of which hinted at collaborations with Miley Cyrus. The Flaming Lips appeared on her 2015 surprise album as her Dead Petz, and the music for the Lips’ new “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)” is extremely similar to Cyrus’s “The Floyd Song (Sunrise)” from their collaborative album. Today’s lyrical video confirms her contributions to the album with the newest release of “We a Famly”. Check it out: The Flaming Lips will hit the road in support of Oczy Mlody on March 3rd, hitting mid-sized concert clubs throughout the U.S. and Toronto. The tour runs from March 3rd to April 4th with fourteen dates total, and comes just a month after the band wraps up their run through Europe in the end of January. You can see the tour schedule posted below.Flaming Lips Tour Dates03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 503/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live,The Flaming Lips will hit the road in support of Oczy Mlody on March 3rd, hitting mid-sized concert clubs throughout the U.S. and Toronto. The tour runs from March 3rd to April 4th with fourteen dates total, and comes just a month after the band wraps up their run through Europe in the end of January. You can see the tour schedule posted below.Flaming Lips Tour Dates03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 503/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
MonoNeon, 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!
The horns helped recall the early 90’s Phish sound on old favorites like “The Landlady,” “The Lizards,” “Suzy Greenberg,” “Tweeer,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Golgi Apparatus,” and “Cavern,” and lent a full sonic texture to Pink Floyd classics like “Have A Cigar,” “Astronomy Domine,” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and Talking Heads hits like “Burning Down The House.”We’ll be sure to share audio from the show with you as soon as it becomes available.SETLIST: Pink Talking Fish (with the Giant Country Horns) | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA | 5/6/17 (setlist & notes via Scott Marks)1: The Landlady, Nothing But Flowers > Astronomy Domine > The Lizards > Girlfriend Is Better > The Lizards, Money -> And She Was, Gumbo, Have A Cigar > Slippery People > Suzy Greenberg2: Burning Down The House* > Tweezer > Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Found A Job, Wolfman’s Brother > Run Like Hell -> Making Flippy Floppy% > FrankensteinE: Golgi Apparatus > Cavern > Tweezer RepriseAll songs featured the original Giant Country Horns (Dave Grippo on alto sax, Russel Remington on tenor sax, and Carl Gearhart on trumpet) as well as Matt Wayne on baritone sax* began with Possum tease by Zach% with Rift jam; Caravan tease from horns[Cover photo via Pink Talking Fish] Last night, fan-favorite tribute act Pink Talking Fish brought their patented fusion of Pink Floyd, Tallking Heads, and Phish covers to Boston for a performance at Paradise Rock Club. As advertised, the band brought along a rare treat for this gig–the Giant Country Horns, Phish‘s resident horn section from their 1991 tour, consisting of Carl Gerhard, Dave Grippo and Russ Remington.An expanded 6-piece version of the Giant Country Horns performed with Phish on 4/4/94 and 4/15/94, and Grippo, Gerhard, and Remington have played together in other projects in recent years, but before last the original three Giant Country Horns hadn’t performed Phish songs together since the end of that 1991 stretch.
After four years at Harvard, Remy the cat has had pretty much the full Harvard experience.“He has been in student dorms, at parties, attended lectures, and taken photos with tourists in Harvard Yard,” says his owner, Cambridge resident Sarah Watton.The 4-year-old orange tabby even has a Facebook page started by friends at the Barker Center that boasts more than 1,000 followers.So when Remy went missing for a few weeks, Watton’s appeal online struck a chord on campus.“Hi, I’m Remy’s owner and am writing to find out whether anyone has seen him recently?” Watton posted on Aug. 28. “We miss him and are worried he is hurt or has strayed too far.”Responses poured in: “I saw him a week ago, Monday, in Pierce”; “My friend thinks he saw him near the Div. School”; “Oh no, I’ll be on the lookout.”,Jessica Shires, department administrator in Harvard’s History and Literature Department, said that when she started the Facebook page “Remy the Humanities Cat” with a couple of colleagues, she was surprised to learn how many fans the feline had made in his travels.“Little did I know how far his visits spread across campus,” Shires said. “Occasionally I’m reminded by Law School, STEM, and museum friends of Remy that he’s not just a humanities cat. I suppose now I’d probably be more inclined to call him ‘Remy the Interdisciplinary Cat.’”Remy’s owners have known about his double life at Harvard for years now through the many phone calls they receive — up to 10 a day, as late as 2 a.m. — from across campus. “We have picked him up from numerous Harvard buildings over the years,” Watton says.At their home on Sacramento Street, nearly a mile from the Barker Center, Watton, her husband, Rick Sullivan, and their boys, Jack, 11, and Will, 6, say their pet’s penchant to wander started young. They initially tried walking him on a leash but by the time he turned 1, they gave up trying to stop his excursions.Remy’s recent weeks-long romp did get him grounded, but his paws are back on the streets, to the delight of his Facebook followers and Harvard buddies.Watton says the family has often used the Facebook page to track their pet’s whereabouts. “We really appreciate Remy’s community and the love and happiness he spreads wherever he goes!”If Remy were a scholar at Harvard, he’d study anthropology because he is so curious about humans, says Jack. Will disagrees: “He’d study drama … He should be in movies!”,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.
The digital era is no longer on the horizon – it is at our doorstep. The vast majority of business are accelerating their own personal digital transformation journey…taking the steps necessary to stay competitive in an ever-changing landscape. Otherwise, they run the risk of falling behind.Dell Technologies sees a huge opportunity to drive advancement in the space of distributed and edge computing within the emerging connected- and self-driving vehicles segment. Which is why we’re excited to announce Dell Technologies has joined the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) in support of its mission to evolve network architectures and computing infrastructures to make managing automotive big data smarter and more efficient.Our partnership with AECC is incredibly timely. Traditional hardware and software infrastructures are becoming overwhelmed with massive data volumes. Current cloud environments, storage and compute are also being challenged to support real-world deployment of connected vehicles. By 2025, connected vehicles will generate $150 billion in annual revenue, grow to 100 million vehicles globally, and as a result transmit over 100 petabytes of data to the cloud per month for currently designed network capabilities and business models. By 2025, future automotive services will require 10 exabytes per month, approximately 10,000 times larger than the present volume.We’re talking about a staggering amount of data that will require unprecedented storage capacity, compute power, next-gen mobile connectivity and intelligence – all of which will need to work together seamlessly in a hyper-extended edge to core to cloud IT infrastructure at-scale to support what is expected to be billions of connected vehicles globally.What’s to comeIn 5-10 years connected cars will need to be equipped with very fast internet access, artificial intelligence and utilize big data analytics for intelligent driving. Vehicles will be required to connect to both dedicated data center clouds and various public clouds through edge compute and networks to facilitate the transfer of large amounts of data in real time. It is evident that managing this data will require radically increased automation capabilities and data center operation improvements, all to support the seamless and safe transfer of big data and communications between vehicles and the cloud. Cars will also be more software-defined and require regular software updates over the air down to the car instead of drivers going to dealers for repairs or new services added. This will require significant OTA management, monitoring and security.A new generation of AI-enabled data centers will emerge, equipped with new hardware and software architectures where persistent memory and compute acceleration will enable large-scale, real-time analytics and machine intelligence, and compute and storage at the edge will be optimized to work seamlessly as an extension of the overall IT system. Standards will play an important role and open architectures will be critical.We will see acceleration and AI in the car become more mainstream to meet the complexity of connected car workloads. But carefully designed and efficient compute and storage in the car will be critical to maximize power usage for driving distance, not IT overhead. Data structures will be simplified with a semantically rich data management framework, and active archiving. In this new world code and data, software updates and high-resolution maps will require a new approach, one that will leverage cloud-native, microservices, dynamic policy allocation and formal methods for software assurance and security. After all, we will see autonomous vehicles becoming a new breed of mobile computing platform.As part of the AECC, our collective call to action is to ensure that new technologies and standards will meet the future needs of the connected car value chain, which is expanding beyond luxury models and premium brands, to high-volume, mid-market models that will be adopted by the masses.Dell Technologies is joining some of the most respected and accomplished leaders across IT, telco, cloud and automotive industries. Ray O’Farrell (VMware CTO and general manager for Dell Technologies’ IoT division) and I will serve on the board of the AECC, leveraging Dell Technologies’ strength in IoT solutions and industry leadership to help further advance the edge ecosystem.Dell Technologies and the AECC will focus efforts on developing use cases and requirements for connected services for emerging devices, with a focus on automobiles, while also preparing architectures for next-gen mobile networks and cloud that are suitable for automotive-oriented use cases. We have the unique opportunity before us to define our future systems to support such massive data volumes. It takes industry partnership to work together to ensure that our challenges are addressed, and innovative infrastructure systems are delivered to enable the future.
Every student has a unique story of their first experience at Notre Dame, whether they are legacy students who watched “Rudy” hundreds of times as a child, or just visited the campus their senior year of high school and unexpectedly fell in love. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ High School Ambassador (HSA) program, led by assistant director of admissions Jordan Schank, works to share the Notre Dame experience with as many students as possible. “Each year, Admissions Counselors travel to hundreds of high schools across the United States and internationally to meet with prospective students,” Schank said. “However, time and resources limit the number of schools that the counselors are able to visit. The High School Ambassador program extends the reach of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by sending trained current Notre Dame students to their hometowns to share their experiences with prospective students.” Schank said the high school ambassadors are volunteers who may be from any class and any college. “High school ambassadors must attend a training session offered by the Admissions Office,” Schank said. “The high school ambassadors are also responsible for contacting their own high schools to schedule the meetings with prospective students.” HSAs are given an outline of topics that can be covered during their meetings with prospective students, Schank said. “Many HSAs will prepare a formal presentation that covers student life, residential life, the First Year of Studies and other topics that help introduce Notre Dame to high school students. We have also encouraged HSAs to show our new video, ‘Any Given Day’ during their visits,” Schank said. “[However,] the most valuable meetings and presentations will include storytelling and personal anecdotes.” Shank said HSAs are free to share their personal experience with the application process, but they are overall discouraged from giving application advice or suggesting whether a particular student would be competitive or not. “Rather, HSAs are to encourage prospective students to continue the conversation with their regional admissions counselor in our office,” Schank said. “We value the work and enthusiasm of our high school ambassadors. The stories and experiences shared by high school ambassadors carry a certain authenticity that is well-received by prospective students.” In the future, Schank said he hopes to expand the program and send ambassadors to represent the University internationally. “Currently, students are preparing to visit their high schools over fall break. We hope to offer the program over other breaks this year,” he said. “We hope that students will enjoy the experience and volunteer again to visit additional schools in their hometowns. Finally, we hope to recruit and train a large number of international high school ambassadors to supplement our current recruiting efforts overseas.” Contact Catherine Owers at [email protected]
Almost 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 Tracker
Everyone’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. Photo: Pexels.com 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 Booking.com, 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.
With low unemployment and high vacancy levels in many occupational groupings, it might seem strange that Training & Enterprise Councils (TECs) in north Wales and Cheshire worry about a relative lack of success in attracting inward investors. But they do.One reason for their concern is that the assisted area status of much of the region may change soon. Another reason is that several of the local economies seem to be performing below their potential, given the existing industrial structure. This is troubling at a time when the growth rate of the national economy is slowing and export markets are under renewed pressure.Assisted area status Most of Anglesey and the Wirral have development area status. Gwynedd, Flintshire, Wrexham and much of north and west Cheshire have intermediate area status. The definition of these areas may change early this year, in readiness for the new European Union designations of regional aid that come into force in January 2000.While Merseyside, including the Wirral, looks likely to retain its eligibility for maximum aid, other areas may well be downgraded.Between 1986 and 1995, the north-west region, which accounts for 14% of the UK GDP, attracted 11.5% of the inward investment by value from overseas. The region feels that it has lost out to Scotland and Wales, both of which have attracted shares of this inward flow well above their share of national output. Regional aid expenditure in the north-west was £24m in 1995-96, compared with £117m in Scotland and £98m in Wales.Within the region, the prime beneficiary of jobs created by inward investors has been Greater Manchester. Between 1986/7 and 1996/7, it accounted for 45% of the total compared with 29% for Cheshire and 17% for Merseyside.Within Cheshire, the prime benefit has been experienced in the Warrington area in the north of the county. Chester has received only 4% of the projects, while the Wirral and Ellesmere Port have attracted less than 4% of the regional total, with a limited number of small investments by companies in the manufacturing industry.In north Wales, projects have gone to the east rather than the west of the region. Inward investment in Wrexham and Flintshire has contributed strongly to the employment increase in north-east Wales of more than 15,000 jobs since1985. In these areas, there is a desire to retain this momentum, particularly in the manufacturing sector.Recent projects have included an expansion by the Japanese lens manufacturer Hoya, in Wrexham, and an investment in car components manufacturing by Baumeister and Ostler.Industrial performance If the change in employment or output of a local economy over time is compared with changes in the national economy on a sector-by-sector basis, then it becomes possible to distinguish an ‘industry effect’ on the overall strength or weakness of the change, from a ‘local effect’. This is a relatively crude way of seeing whether a local economy is performing well or poorly, on the basis of how each local industry is doing against a national standard.The results have to be interpreted with care. The local industry may not fit the output mix of the sector nationally. A slow growth in employment in an industry locally, compared with the national growth rate, may be due to a successful performance in raising labour productivity that causes output to grow more strongly than employment.Given the caution, it is interesting to note that, while the negative growth in employment in the north-west between 1991 and 1995 was more than twice the rate of decline experienced nationally, more than two-thirds can be attributed to a local or regional effect, rather than the region’s industrial structure.Attracting inward investors Areas such as west Cheshire and north-west Wales look to inward investment to introduce a stronger representation locally of employment sectors that are growing strongly, nationally and internationally.In both areas, the evidence of new firm formation and the growth of smaller enterprises shows relative weakness. So it is difficult to encourage local economic expansion to be home-grown, even with the many policy aids that are available in both areas.At the same time, west Cheshire and north Wales suffer disadvantages in the competition for mobile investment, even with government regional aid. The skill base, for example, is poor. This is especially true among manual grades of worker.In terms of infrastructure, the local provision has improved vastly compared with 20 years ago. Port and airport facilities are good in Liverpool and Manchester. However, the road links with the rest of the country are getting worse. They suffer from heavy congestion, although the north Birmingham relief road will greatly help access to London, the south-east and the Channel ports. And, along with the rest of the north-west region, the areas share the limitations of the west coast main rail line.More tenuously, the external perception of the areas is not very positive compared with other locations an inward investor might consider. The town of Chester is the notable exception to this. It could be the marketing bridge to build on for the whole area.
Luka Jovic has struggled to make an impact at Real Madrid (Getty Images)But according to the Daily Star, Arsenal are prepared to make their move if Madrid are willing to let Jovic leave on loan.The report claims that Arteta views Jovic as the striker who can ‘confidently’ lead Arsenal’s attack as a ‘target man’.AdvertisementAdvertisementChelsea and Tottenham are also interested in the 22-year-old.More: 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 CityLast week, Rio Ferdinand urged Arsenal to avoid signing Jovic and target new centre-backs instead.‘I think he’s someone who can add something to Arsenal.‘But I don’t believe Arsenal need a player in that position.‘Arsenal need centre-halves, get Arsenal a centre-back. Come and ask me and I’ll find you the right centre-backs who can go there.‘They need centre-halves who can defend and who can actually play as well.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Mikel Arteta views Luka Jovic as Arsenal’s potential target man Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Apr 2020 9:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.4kShares Arsenal are in the race to sign Luka Jovic (Getty Images)Arsenal are targeting a move for Luka Jovic with Mikel Arteta keen on the Real Madrid striker, according to reports.The Gunners could be in the market for a new striker this summer with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract due to expire next year.Jovic, meanwhile, has struggled to make an impact since joining Madrid for £52.4 million last summer.The Serbia international has scored just two goals in 24 appearances so far for Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT