Long-running Barcelona, Spain music festival Primavera Sound has announced that they will go global next year with the addition of a new event in L.A. Primavera Sound Los Angeles is set to take place on September 19th and 20th, 2020 at L.A. State Historic Park, and will be co-produced by Live Nation.The announcement of the new U.S. edition of the festival comes as 2019 edition of the flagship Barcelona event wraps up on Sunday. The addition of the L.A. event will coincide with the festival’s 20th anniversary.As Gabi Ruiz, one of Primavera Sound’s directors, said in a statement, “We have been thinking about Los Angeles for many years now, and the celebration of our 20th anniversary felt like the perfect timing for the decision of crossing overseas. Our goal is to bring the Primavera Sound spirit and vibe to cities with a similar feel: creative, colorful and welcoming. And with this, to give something new to the city, to show a new side and new possibilities to be built and harvested together. So it’s a dream to finally say: yes, it had to be Los Angeles.”“Primavera Sound is an inspiring tastemaker festival and we’re thrilled to be working with their Barcelona team in bringing it to Los Angeles next year. The festival is a forward-thinking exploration of music and culture, and it will offer a unique and powerful experience to connect with fans,” added Live Nation’s Brian Smith.While Primavera Sound has existed in some form in Barcelona since the early 90s, the first larger, multi-stage event took place in 2001. The festival has grown steadily from there. Today, it attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees each year with its demographically and stylistically diverse lineups.Past artist lineups at Primavera Sound have included Pixies, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Portishead, Pet Shop Boys, Pavement, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lou Reed, My Bloody Valentine, El-P, Pulp, Patti Smith, James Blake, Cat Power, Public Enemy, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, Television, Devo, Enrique Morente, The White Stripes, LCD Soundsystem, Tindersticks, PJ Harvey, Shellac, Dinosaur Jr., New Order, Fuck Buttons, Swans, Melvins, Psychic TV, Spiritualized, The Cure, Bon Iver, La Buena Vida, Death Cab For Cutie, Iggy & The Stooges, De La Soul, Marianne Faithfull, Mazzy Star, Blur, Wu-Tang Clan, Phoenix, Radiohead, Animal Collective, Sigur Rós, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tame Impala, and many more.The new L.A. festival is part of a big 2020 push for the festival. In addition to the existing events in Barcelona and Porto, Portugal, the newly announced one in L.A., and their Primavera Weekend in Benidorm, Spain this November, the Primavera Sound website lists a mysterious fifth event. While the dates and location are all listed as “???,” the blurred-out image with which they’re paired looks a whole lot like London, England. For more on that, we’ll have to wait and see.[H/T Rolling Stone]
University of Vermont,The new cyberinfrastructure will provide capacity that has not previously existed for sharing large data sets among the North East Cyberinfrastucture Consortium states: Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware. Increasingly, advances in science rely on gigantic collections of data. And the analysis and sharing of these datasets rely on gigantic electronic pipelines–advanced fiber optic networks with far greater bandwidth than conventional internet services can provide — connecting many researchers and far-flung institutions.Which is why the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have awarded more than $17 million to the North East Cyberinfrastucture Consortium (NECC), a coalition of universities and research institutions across five states, to build a high-speed fiber optic network.On October 31, a new leg in the network will connect the University of Vermont, the lead institution in the consortium, to Albany, NY.The new cyberinfrastructure will provide capacity that has not previously existed for sharing large data sets among the NECC states: Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware.Capable of transmitting 60 gigabits per second, some 35 times faster than the current rate, the network will allow researchers to easily share the multi-terabyte files that have become the norm in biology, engineering, complex systems, medicine and many other research fields.Senator Patrick Leahy provided key leadership for the new fiber network by supporting research funding at the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. These two agencies provided multi-year competitive awards for the new fiber network, including $3 million to the University of Vermont.Leahy and UVM president Daniel Mark Fogel announced the awards on Thursday, October 28 at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington.”This new fiber optic network will give students, researchers and faculty at the University of Vermont the ability to share vast amounts of research and data with other research institutions across the region and across the world at the speed of light,” said Leahy.Insight Into AlgaeThe first major project to take advantage of the new network will be a large genomic study of algal blooms in Lake Champlain and other lakes. This project will be a regional effort to determine the microbiomes, i.e., the identities and entire sequences of genomes of all the microorganisms in algal blooms in Champlain and four other lakes in the Northeast using cutting-edge, “next generation” genome sequencing.These data will provide insights into bloom-causing organisms that have never been available before and will help scientists to understand why some blooms form and why some turn toxic.Judith Van Houten, University Distinguished Professor and Vermont State EPSCoR and IDeA director, will lead the investigation with Kelvin Chu, UVM associate professor of physics and Vermont EPSCoR and Vermont Genetics Network associate director.”It is fitting that the first data sets to be shared on the network will be aimed at fighting algae blooms on Lake Champlain and in lakes across the Northeast,” said Senator Leahy, “This new network is the latest in Vermont’s effort to create an unparalleled broadband network that reaches every home, business, educational facility and health care institution across the state.”Leahy said the consortium project will complement the more than $171 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband funding awarded to broadband providers and organizations earlier this year.”We salute Senator Leahy’s longstanding leadership for the well-being of Lake Champlain and commitment to keeping Vermont at the front edge of advanced cyber-enabled research technologies,” said UVM president Daniel Mark Fogel. “Thanks to his vision and effort, these important competitive awards will allow UVM, and all our partners in Vermont-EPSCoR and the Vermont Genetics Network, to reach new heights in science research, workforce development throughout the state, and research innovations for the next generation of scientists.”High-speed connections to the worldFollowing the completion of the Burlington to Albany leg of the fiber network, the consortium anticipates finishing the Burlington to Hanover, NH, leg in February 2011.These fiber reaches will provide 60 gigabits per second to Albany and Hanover, completing a redundant fiber optic ring across the Northeast. New Hampshire will connect from Hanover to Maine and Boston. The redundancy of the ring design will minimize disruption, allowing data transmission even if some portion of the network is off-line.”This very large bandwidth for interstate traffic is necessary if Vermont researchers and educators are to reach global resources and collaborators,” said Van Houten.The NECC project will not only build a dedicated fiber optic network linking UVM to research institutions in the Northeast; it will also be a portal into Internet2, an advanced high-speed networking consortium of more than 200 U.S. universities in cooperation with a group of leading corporations, government agencies, laboratories and international partner organizations.”The research projects will be the first of their kind in the Northeast corridor enabled by new fiber connecting huge datasets previously unable to be shared due to the lack of bandwidth,” Van Houten said, “The resulting collaborations and data under this holistic model will be innovative and set the stage for future scientists to build upon.””This new fiber will benefit research and education and also allow the fiber vendor to provide service to other customers, especially web-based technology companies,” Van Houten said.”The large-scale projects being pursued by the NECC consortium would be difficult to carry out at an individual institution,” she said, “Leveraging our skills and resources as a consortium produces a virtual research organization that is more than the sum of its parts.”The Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) was first funded in 1985 and works to improve the research competitiveness of Vermont scientists and engineers as well as bring National Science Foundation resources to the service of the whole state. There are EPSCoR programs in 29 smaller and rural states, funded by the NSF, Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy.Source: UVM. 10.29.2010
continue reading » Credit unions are no different from other businesses in that in order to achieve increased membership goals, a certain amount of marketing must be done. And social media is a great place to be engaged with existing members and potential members. Social media is everywhere, and your prospects and members are most likely on one form of social media – whether they are tweeting at a company for support help or part of a group on LinkedIn. But, really, who has time to tweet?Outside of our normal IT Compliance postings, we are continuing the discussion that our partner in Backup and Recovery, Datto, started about making time for social media. It does not need to be difficult or a time consuming activity! In the past, we shared 5 Guidelines for your social media use in your credit union when it comes to compliance and security. Today we bring you 5 tips to guide your credit union’s social media strategy as it relates to promoting your CU:1. Set up your profiles – now!If your business is growing and you don’t have any type of social media presence, you’re missing an opportunity to interact with members and/or prospects. You don’t need to be everywhere… but pick the social media platform that makes sense for your credit union’s goals and get started. 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Update: The victim has been identified as Jose Rosa Flores, 50, of Brentwood.Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Brentwood last week.The victim is described as a 6-foot tall Hispanic man, 35 to 40 years old, 200 pounds with black hair and a mustache. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans with a black belt and tan-colored shoes.Police have said that the unidentified victim was hit by a Lincoln while walking across Express Drive South shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. He was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The driver was not charged.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the victim’s identity to call them at 631-854-8352.
In 2017, the Institute for Tourism again conducted surveys of attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia, the TOMAS Summer survey was conducted for the tenth time (last survey was conducted in 2014), and the TOMAS Nautika Jahting survey for the fifth time (last survey was conducted in 2012) . TOMAS research is extremely important for understanding the current state of the entire tourist product, profile and behavior of tourists as well as the most important tourist consumption.The TOMAS Summer 2017 survey is conducted from June to October, in all coastal counties, in more than 70 places on the coast and islands, in hotels, camps and private accommodation, on a sample of about 5.000 respondents, domestic and foreign guests. The research collects information on the socio-demography of our guests, the characteristics of their stay and travel in Croatia, and consumption and satisfaction with the 34 elements of the offer.“We believe that, as before, this research will enable us to obtain a rich informative picture of our guests so that all those who create and promote tourism products, as well as tourism policy makers, can make decisions about the need for innovation or change. tourism market preferences. We thank the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian National Tourist Board and all tourist boards that finance this research. We also thank the employees of all hotels, camps, marinas, port authorities and the owners of private accommodation in which this year’s TOMAS research will be conducted for their help and cooperation. ” stand out from the Institute of Tourism. On the other hand, from July to October, the TOMAS Nautika Yachting 2017 survey is conducted – Attitudes and consumption of boaters in Croatia, in 28 marinas and eight ports open to public traffic along the coast and on the islands, sailors-yachtsmen on their own vessels and those on charter are surveyed. Previous research was conducted in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2012 and thus seeks to maintain the continuity of this research which collects data on nautical tourism that are not available from other sources – sociodemographic profile of sailors, characteristics of their travel / navigation, costs for travel / sailing time and attitudes about the nautical and overall tourist offer of Croatia.Data will be collected during July, August, September and October, and the results of the survey will be presented to the public in December this year. You can find the results of the latest TOMAS nautical survey from 2012 here
In addition to the Museum of Krapina Neanderthals and the Museum of Ljudevit Gaj, Krapina received another museum – Presečki Oldtimer Museum, the largest museum of its kind in Croatia.It has been a long-term dream of the passionate collector Antun Preseščki, and the idea and realization lasted 25 years and an investment of around 6 million kuna. The Presečki Oldtimer Museum is a modern museum institution that covers 1100 square meters of exhibition space and in one place introduces the public to the history of this important aspect of technical culture.In addition to representative examples of cars from the fifties, sixties and seventies of the twentieth century, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy 60 motorcycles, buses, bicycles estimated at over 5 million kuna, but also other museum specimens of various photographs, magazines, books, posters and devices. And soon the part where you can see how the master restorers revive old vehicles will come to life.The new museum will certainly be a reason for tourists to visit Krapina and Krapina-Zagorje County.
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Topics : Central government data on the city’s daily reported cases, meanwhile, show that the number has rather been fluctuating. On Monday, when Doni made the statement, the city recorded 71 new cases. It recorded 133 new cases on Tuesday.While acknowledging that the PSBB might be helping to slow down transmission, experts have warned against taking data on new confirmed cases at face value, mainly because the country’s lack of PCR testing capacity might lead to low and late reporting of new cases.A biostatistic researcher at the University of Indonesia’s (UI) School of Public Health, Iwan Ariawan, said that without further information on the number of tests being carried out and the time gap between the collection of swab samples and the announcement of test results, interpreting a decline in reported COVID-19 cases was subject to a high risk of bias.”For instance, with a reduced number of tests being carried out, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases will automatically decline as well. [And that would not be] because of a decline in cases among the population, but rather because of a decline in the number of people being tested,” he said.COVID-19 cases (JP/Swi Handono)Iqbal Ridzi Fahdri Elyazar, disease surveillance and biostatistics researcher at the Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, said any good news on a decline in new cases in Jakarta had to be supported by accurate data, which would largely rely on the country’s testing capacity to reveal new cases in a timely manner. He said a systematic epidemiology study that met scientific standards was needed, aside from ensuring a wide testing scope.”Vietnam tests 2.17 per 1,000 people, while Indonesia tests 0.21 per 1,000 people. That means the testing scope in Vietnam is 10 times that of Indonesia. Vietnam’s claim of a decline in new cases, then, is more reliable, because it is testing more people at risk,” Iqbal said.Indonesia has only tested 62,544 people as of Tuesday, resulting in 9,511 testing positive. Data compiled by the Post from the government’s daily briefing showed that the country tested an average of 2,300 new people daily in the past week.Iwan of UI said that, based on his team’s estimation, Indonesia would need to carry out PCR test on 3 million people to detect and isolate cases, but as massive testing was difficult, the PSBB could be the intervention the country needed to suppress infections.Iwan said his team had tried to evaluate the efficacy of Jakarta’s PSBB by using Google’s data, which showed that the proportion of people staying at home had indeed seen a spike compared to January and February. He said that, according to the data, about 59 percent of people in Jakarta had stayed at home on April 19.”However, modeling in Australia shows that 80 percent of the people need to stay at home to deflate the epidemic curve,” he said, referring to modeling by Sydney University published on preprint website arXiv.According to his team’s modeling, Iwan said that with the currently imposed intervention, Jakarta would see its peak of cases in mid-May and if the PSBB was to bear success, the capital could gradually loosen up its restrictions starting from July. He warned of lifting the restrictions too early to avoid a second wave of infections.Another epidemiologist at UI, Tri Yunis Miko, had doubts that Jakarta would return to normal in July, urging the authorities not to lift restrictions before there were zero new cases reported. He believed, however, that Doni’s statement could instil hope among the people and rally support for everyone to work together in curbing transmission, including by following the PSBB rules.Karina M. Tehusijarana and Budi Sutrisno contributed to this story. “Pak President asked all of us to work even harder and encourage communities to be more disciplined and officials to be stricter, so we can start going back to a normal life in July,” Doni added.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said last week that the city administration had observed an “increase of COVID-19 cases at a rate that is relatively constant” for the past days.He further said that there had been a “significant decline” in the number of burials using COVID-19 protocol, claiming it had subsided from more than 50 to between 30 and 40 burials per day. Jakarta’s data on burials based on COVID-19 protocol, however, show that from April 12 to 14 as well as April 18 and 22, when Anies made the statement, such burials reached 50 and above daily.“Was it a temporary slowdown or a permanent trend? We will keep monitoring [the data]. Hopefully, this is a trend that is permanent, which means that [COVID-19 infections] have been declining,” he said. The government has claimed that Jakarta, the country’s epicenter of COVID-19, has flattened the curve of transmission, but experts say further studies are necessary before coming to such a conclusion.“We can explain in the latest development that, particularly for Jakarta, the new cases have rapidly slowed down and flattened,” said COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo after a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday.Doni, who also heads the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital city had contributed to that outcome.
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