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Andy Frasco & The U.N. Adds String Cheese Incident, Galactic, The Motet Members To NOLA Late-Night

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first_imgAndy Frasco & The U.N. has announced a number of high-profile special guests for their late-night performance in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. The show, which will take place on Sunday, May 5th at the Frenchmen Street club, The Maison, will now feature Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Maurice Brown (Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals), Shamarr Allen (Galactic), Mike Dillon, and DJ Williams (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe).Naturally, the guests Frasco has tapped for the late-night are all seasoned veterans of the live music circuit. Jason Hann is one of the most talented percussion players in the world. As a long-time member of the seminal jam band, the String Cheese Incident, Hann’s creativity and precision as a percussionist are both integral to the band’s sound. Similarly dynamic and wildly talented as a percussionist, NOLA local and Garage A Trois member Mike Dillon will also be on hand as a special guest.Lyle Divinsky has cemented himself as one of the best and most reliable male vocalists in the live music community since joining The Motet in 2016. Maurice Brown is simply an incredible trumpet player. Currently on tour with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Brown has previously toured with Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as with a series of notable rappers and jazz musicians. Brown will play alongside fellow trumpet player, Galactic member and New Orleans native, Shamarr Allen. Allen has collaborated and toured with many iconic musicians, such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Harry Connick Jr., and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.Guitarist D.J. Williams is a secret weapon of sorts. Often flying under the radar, Williams is a wildly talented guitarist. After honing his craft for years as a member of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and now as a bandleader with his “Shots Fired” project, Williams has emerged as one of the most talented guitarists in live music today.With all of these guests added to the show, Andy Frasco & The U.N. at The Maison just got a whole lot crazier. Tickets are already on sale via Eventbrite. For a full list of L4LM’s Jazz Fest late-night schedule, click here.last_img read more

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Rank The Top 10 Star Turns You Can’t Wait for in 2017

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first_imgThe Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.You’ve given us your pick for Star of the Year, favorite Broadway production of 2016 and show you’re most looking forward to in 2017. Now, it’s time to tell us which star’s performance you can’t wait to witness live this year. With returning Tony winners and celebrated screen stars in the mix, this is sure to be an epic season on the Great White Way and a delightfully tight Tony race as well. Who’s star turn is sure to be the toast of Broadway in 2017? Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan got things started with her top 10 picks. Now the ball’s in your court. Who will be your star?STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Commentslast_img read more

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Hummingbird Spy Drone Is Unveiled

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first_img A California company that makes unmanned drone aircraft for the U.S. military has unveiled a tiny flying drone that looks like a hummingbird. The airborne spy is part of a new kind of military technology that also has civilian uses. Several years in development, the so-called nano-hummingbird is a smaller and more maneuverable version of drones now used by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. It looks like a real hummingbird with quickly flapping wings, and just like the real bird, can hover in mid-air and fly backwards. The company that created it, AeroVironment, develops and tests drones outside Los Angeles. They give observers an eye in the sky, and spot objects and track people on the ground. The tiny bird-like drone has a camera and transmitter and a wingspan of just 17 centimeters. It is operated remotely and flies by moving its wings, says project manager Matthew Keennon. “It’s being manipulated and controlled to allow the forward and backward flight, the rotation and also the side-to-side flight. And all that’s happening by just changing the curvature and the shape and different aspects of the wing movement at a very high speed,” noted Keennon. The tiny drone is still experimental. The challenge and the funding came from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which asked for an airborne vehicle that would mimic something in nature. Project manager Keennon says the challenge was huge and the work has been exciting. “Because every time we made an improvement, got better, we were just so amazed,” added Keennon. While the company is developing some of the world’s smallest drones, it is also testing one of the largest. Called Global Observer, this unmanned craft is thin and sleek but has a wingspan almost equal to a Boeing 747. It is powered by liquid hydrogen and can hover in the stratosphere, says AeroViroment’s Steven Gitlin. “And it’s designed to fly for up to seven days at a time at about 20,000 meters altitude and carry a payload that either helps somebody see what they want to see or relays communication from one point to another,” explained Gitlin. The company spokesman says airborne drones are used for military surveillance, but also have civilian uses. “Applications like first response, search and rescue, law enforcement, border security, even facility security and event security – anywhere a bird’s-eye view in the sky in real time can help somebody do their job more effectively and more safely is a potential application for this technology,” added Gitlin. And the new nano-hummingbird will go places that larger drones cannot. AeroVironment engineers say the device will still be in development for the next few years, and may not reach the market in its present form. But they say the technology developed for the device will be used in future products. By Dialogo March 11, 2011last_img read more

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Boxing at the Military World Games

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first_imgBy Dialogo July 13, 2011 I want information about all the boxing matches. Amateur boxing is among the competitions at the Military World Games. In this sport, the pugilists use a protective helmet, and there are five judges who electronically track the blows thrown during the fight. The winner is the one who lands more blows or who knocks out his opponent. In Rio, there will be only a men’s competition, in ten categories: light flyweight (between 46 and 49 kg), flyweight (up to 52 kg), bantamweight (up to 56 kg), lightweight (up to 60 kg), light welterweight (up to 64 kg), welterweight (up to 69 kg), middleweight (75 kg), light heavyweight (up to 81 kg), heavyweight (91 kg), and super heavyweight (over 91 kg). All bouts follow the same procedure. There are three rounds of three minutes each, with an interval of one minute. last_img read more

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5 reasons why landing pages are the reason social media posts don’t convert

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first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Penne D. VanderBush With over 10 years of experience in financial industry marketing, and former VP of Marketing for the largest state-chartered credit union in Vermont, Penne joined the FI GROW Solutions team … Web: figrow.com Details It’s Too Content Heavy:A page layered with line after line of full width body text is an immediate turnoff for any viewer. A product or service page should:– Consist of short paragraphs– Utilize white space– Use of bullet points to help convey information with brevity– Include a relevant on-page image with visual appeal. (When possible, this image should match the image in the social post for relatability.) Unclear or Missing Call to Action (CTA):A clear CTA button, to purchase or place the product or service, is a must; multiple CTAs can be used if they’re for the same action. When links to additional information are needed, create text links (that open in a new browser window) to help the user navigate. Text links won’t distract from the main CTA button and confuse the user. If there’s no CTA on the page, a social media lead can’t convert – it’s that simple. The Page Titles are WAY Off:A viewer will skim header titles to gain an understanding of the type of information that is offered before reading (did you skim the bold text before reading this post?). Think of page titles like a table of contents and use Header 2 and Header 3 titles to convey a quick synopsis of the information on the page. Ensure the titles are in a sequential order for how the reader will make sense of the product or service details. Missing One-Liners:They’re a visual milestone for progress through the content. Add quotes or one line power statements to drive home the benefits of your products and services, but do it in a nutshell. Crafting an effective social media post is a skill that marketers spend a considerable amount of time trying to perfect. After many iterations and use of excellent social media tactics, often staff struggle to show how the posts are effective at product or service promotion, and therefore unreliable in demonstrating bottom line impacts. Even the most well-crafted social post won’t drive bottom line impacts without an equally well-crafted landing page.A landing page has 3-5 seconds to capture the attention of the reader and convince them your content will be worth their time to read. The overall visual appeal and readability of the page is a huge factor in that decision. Here are five reasons why viewers intrigued by a social media post will bounce from a product or service landing page without taking action: Promised Value is Hidden:The social media post that lead the viewer to the page promised some type of value or reason why they should be interested in your product or service. That value should be highlighted near the top of the landing page, even if it’s only highlighted for the length of the social media post lifespan or ad campaign. A user will take the time to read more about the value they were shown, but they won’t take time to find the value indicated on the social post if it’s hidden in landing page content. So make sure your product or service’s most clear and convincing benefits are at the beginning of your page.A well optimized landing page will not only help convert social media traffic, it will help lower bounce rates from social media traffic sources. Bounce rates on pages across website domains vary for many reasons. Pages in a 35-45% bounce rate range are performing well. Anything over 70% is at risk of negatively impacting the value of your site to search engines. Because social media traffic trends at a higher bounce rate, optimizing product and service pages even just for visual appeal, will decrease the risk of social traffic negatively impacting bounce rates. Visual appeal is not graded by search engines and therefore should not be completed at the expense of SEO value.Social media traffic is well qualified traffic. These viewers were willing to leave a platform of entertainment and community to hear what you have to say about your product or service. The cost of social media ad placement, post scheduling software/services, and staff training, to create impactful lead generating content for this audience, has the potential to drive significant positive impact to your FI’s bottom line. But a poorly designed landing page will be detrimental to the success of those efforts and a sheer waste of that purposefully allocated social media ads budget. On the other hand, a well-designed landing page acts as the conduit for social audiences to convert as new members, or existing members with greater share of wallet at your credit union.Read more about how we help financial institutions with social media and other digital marketing and sales on our Social Stairway blog, or visit our website for more details about working with us.last_img read more

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NCUA to provide update on exam modernization efforts during NAFCU webinar

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU next week is hosting a complimentary webinar to update credit unions on the status of the NCUA’s exam modernization initiatives. Representatives from the NCUA will provide an overview of the agency’s Modern Examination and Risk Identification Tool (MERIT) examination platform and give important updates on the current state of the virtual examination undertaking.NCUA Associate Regional Director Robert Parrish and Program Analysis Officer Heather Phelps will present during the webinar, happening Thursday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. Eastern. While the event is free, registration is required and is available now online.Earlier this week, NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Ann Kossachev shared the association’s appreciation for the NCUA’s progress on certain reform initiatives and urged the agency to prioritize reducing examination burden; the letter was sent in response to the agency’s request for information (RFI) on future exam modernization efforts. continue reading »last_img read more

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UHPA: A meeting with umbrella associations in tourism was held in Brussels

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first_imgLast week, from 1 to 3 July 2019, UHPA, as part of the project of a planned study trip to Brussels with other representatives of Croatian tourism associations (UPUHH – Croatian Hotel Employers Association, HFHS – Croatian Hostel and Holiday Association, KUH – Camping Association Croatia and OMH – Family and Small Hotels) and the Trade Union (STUH – Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia) met with representatives of leading EU associations in tourism and participated in a round table on establishing a single communication platform between national and European stakeholders. From the demands of employers in relation to the workforce and related challenges of increasing mobility and limited skills of the workforce, through the regulation of online platforms to promote socially responsible business and raise the sustainability of Croatian tourism – the project platform will certainly result in a comprehensive national campaign coordinated by employers. in tourism as well as the line union. The project, which aims to connect key stakeholders in the tourism sector at the national level, gathered representatives of EYCA (European Youth Card Association), EFCO & HPA (European Federation of Campingsite Organizations and Holidays) at the Brussels headquarters of the umbrella hotel association, HOTREC. Park Associations) and ECTAA (European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators Association). An integral part of the project visit to Belgium was an organized tour of the so-called. European Quarters – The Croatian delegation was conducted through the main town hall of the Parliament, the building of the European Council and the Commission. At the invitation of UHPA, the workshop was answered on behalf of ECTAA by the Deputy Secretary General of ECTAA, Ms. Christina Russe. Referring to the activities of ECTAA in the context of dynamic business conditions of travel agencies, Russe stressed the importance of coordinated action of stakeholders who share common goals, while welcoming the initiative of Croatian associations and unions on this project. “Tourism is the third largest branch of the European economy with over 13 million jobs and a 10% share of the European Union’s GDP – as such, it is an important factor in socio-economic development. ” Russe pointed out clarified that the Tourism Commission does not have a separate area, strategy or budget, but is managed through other policies. “Such circumstances make it difficult to oppose certain decisions, prevent quality monitoring of development and slow down useful initiatives. The only thing left for us is to act in coordination, using a common language that will be heard by all relevant authorities – from national legislatures to decision-makers and regulators in the Brussels institutions. ” Russe pointed out. As pointed out by UHPA, in the coming period, and continuing on the educational cycles held so far, the project partners will focus the focus of public discourse on the topics discussed in the Brussels workshop and round table. In addition to a unique opportunity to discuss current sectoral policies and development challenges with colleagues in Brussels, on this occasion Croatian employers’ representatives directly exchanged information on status issues that will certainly determine the further development of tourism, both in Croatia and other EU member states. Source: UHPAlast_img read more

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Petar Razović, Hvar Tourist Board: We dream of 30% of last year’s turnover

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first_img“In the best predictions for this tourist season, we “dream” of 30 percent of last year’s traffic”Points out Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board, when asked about the expectations for this tourist season, adding that the predictions are that they will have between 50 and 60 thousand arrivals and a maximum of about 150 thousand overnight stays. “I can freely say that never, in 150 years of Hvar tourism, the town of Hvar has been in a less favorable position in terms of tourist season”Razovic points out. So on Hvar, the whole destination is preparing for the season, as if everything is in the best order, as much as it can be. “I think that everyone in the destination, from restaurants, landlords to hotels, will be able to meet the measures prescribed by the National Crisis Staff. How many guests will be in these restaurants and cafes depends the least on ourselves. We are all at the mercy of the coronavirus. We also need to see how many catamaran and ferry lines there will be this summer”Razovic points out. “Last year we had 30 thousand arrivals and about 100 thousand overnight stays from Germany, Slovenia and Austria, while we had 10 thousand arrivals and 50 thousand overnight stays from Croatia. These figures for Hvar are small, but if we were at that level this year and this year, we would be satisfied. Of course, it will be impossible to close the hole by the absence of tourists from the main markets, the US and the UK. ” says Razvoic. When asked what exactly this means, Razović points out that guests will get a de luxe room for the price of an ordinary room. Although it is difficult to predict anything, and no one knows what the situation will be in a month, the reality is that we can hardly expect some significant tourist figures this year, assuming the situation changes significantly for the better and the borders open. Prices on Hvar drop by up to 15% “Prices go down an average of 10 to 15 percent. There are also a lot of canceled appointments in private accommodation, and guests, who have already booked appointments before August and who have not canceled so far, send inquiries to apartment owners about changing appointments, as later as possible. There will be no reduction for hotel accommodation, but there will be an increase in services”Says Razović. Photo: Pixabay.com But, although we need to be realistic, that does not mean that we do not have to be optimistic, and do everything we can to try to activate the tourist market, and we are ready to welcome any tourist season. Holders of Hvar tourism so far have been tourists from the USA and Great Britain (65% of all overnight stays), precisely from the regions where the coronavirus is currently most affected by the epidemic, and now the focus of the island of Hvar is changing to Germany, Slovenia, Austria and Croatian. Like all other destinations. In the end, Razović emphasizes that they are preparing as if everything is in the best order, and what summer will bring, he will see. “We all live in the hope that the coronavirus will recede, that it will simply disappear and that we will have a normal tourist season”Concludes Razović.last_img read more

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Financial gain trumps espionage as top motivator in cyber attacks: Report

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first_imgThe report found that 86 percent of breaches were for money, not for purposes of spying. Credential theft, phishing and compromising business emails caused 67 percent of the cyber attacks. As more businesses moved to web-based solutions, so did hackers. According to the report, breaches on web and cloud applications rose to 43 percent, double the previous year. Companies like Facebook Inc and Salesforce have extended working remotely to at least the rest of the year, with more businesses expected to follow suit. Verizon Business Group CEO Tami Erwin said the “digital transformation” to the work-from-home model during the coronavirus pandemic has presented a number of security red flags. “A lot of people ended up sending workers to work from home without really thinking through what were some of the security elements in the future,” Erwin told Reuters. “I think employees working from home are probably more vulnerable to attacks.” Erwin said businesses can protect themselves from cyber attacks by keeping employees educated on phishing and other fraudulent tactics to access sensitive information.Topics : Money trumped spying as the top motivator for data breaches last year, according to Verizon’s annual report on cyber crimes published on Tuesday. About nine out of 10 breaches were financially motivated, based on an examination of more than 32,000 incidents and nearly 4,000 confirmed break-ins in 81 countries, the report said. Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report found that confirmed data breaches doubled from the prior year. As the coronavirus pandemic has forced people indoors, cyber attacks on businesses are expected to climb. last_img read more

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China offers farmers cash to give up wildlife trade

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first_imgA civet cat — the animal believed to have carried Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to humans in another coronavirus outbreak nearly two decades ago — is worth 600 yuan.Neighboring Jiangxi province has also released documents on plans to help farmers dispose of animals and financial aid.The state-run Jiangxi Daily newspaper reported last week that the province has more than 2,300 licensed breeders, mostly rearing wild animals for food.Their animals are worth about 1.6 billion yuan ($225 million), the report said.Both Jiangxi and Hunan border Hubei, the province where the coronavirus first emerged in December.Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) said Hunan and Jiangxi are “major wildlife breeding provinces”, with Jiangxi seeing a rapid expansion of the trade over the last decade.Revenues from breeding reached 10 billion yuan in 2018, it said.HSI China policy specialist Peter Li told AFP that similar plans should be rolled out across the country.But he cautioned that Hunan’s proposals leave room for farmers to continue breeding exotic creatures as long as the animals are not sent to food markets.The province’s plan also does not include many wild animals bred for fur, traditional Chinese medicine or entertainment.Li said Chinese authorities are nevertheless moving in the right direction.”In the past 20 years, a lot of people have been telling the Chinese government to buy out certain wildlife breeding operations, for example bear farming,” he said.”This is the first time that the Chinese government actually decided to do it, which opens a precedent… [for when] other production needs to be phased out.” The deadly coronavirus — first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan — is widely believed to have passed from bats to people before spreading worldwide.Two central provinces have outlined details of a buyout program to help farmers transition to alternative livelihoods.Hunan on Friday set out a compensation scheme to persuade breeders to rear other livestock or produce tea and herbal medicines.Authorities are offering to pay 120 yuan ($16) per kilogram of cobra, king rattlesnake or rat snake, while a kilogram of bamboo rat will fetch 75 yuan. Topics :center_img Farmers in China are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals as pressure grows to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade that has been blamed for the coronavirus outbreak.Authorities have for the first time pledged to buy out breeders in an attempt to curb the practice, animal rights activists say.China has in recent months banned the sale of wild animals for food, citing the risk of diseases spreading to humans, but the trade remains legal for other purposes including research and traditional medicine.last_img read more

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