Israeli Livetronica Act, G-Nome Project, To Hit Chicago During Its Triumphant Return To The U.S.

first_imgShow Info:Bands:    G-Nome ProjectVenue:    Tonic Room – 2447 N. Halsted Street – Chicago, IL 60614Date:       Thursday – November 9th, 2017Time:      Doors 8pm / Show 9pmTickets:  $15adv / $20dos (Purchase tickets here) Israeli livetronica act G-Nome Project—composed of keyboardist Eyal Salomon, guitarist Shlomo Langer, bassist Zechariah Reich, and drummer Chemy Soibelman—has taken their local scene by storm, selling out venues in their hometown, all the way to Tel Aviv with their brand of electro-funk. However, the G-Nome Project does not always get the chance to make it stateside, so when they do, it’s always a treat. This fall, the group is embarking on a tour across the United States, with thirteen dates currently laid out. During this upcoming fall tour, the group will its triumphant return to Chicago, with a special performance at the Tonic Room on Thursday, November 9th. (Purchase tickets here).In an interview with L4LM earlier this year, Salomon describes the burgeoning Israeli music scene and the inherently American roots of jam music: “The Israeli music scene has actually been on an upswing. The indie scene has produced some great bands recently. Trance is huge here. So is Jazz and Pop. Here in Jerusalem, the city sponsors multiple huge pop-up street concerts each month. But that is usually all very mainstream music. I think there’s something inherently American about the jam scene. It’s not only lacking in Israel; it’s pretty much lacking everywhere in the world outside of America (and Canada). This was one of the things that inspired us to create G-Nome.” You can take a listen to the full audio of G-Nome Project’s performance at Nectar’s in Burlington, Vermont, on September 1st, 2015, to get a taste of the magic that’ll be going down in Chicago early next month. Tickets for G-Nome Project’s show at Tonic Room on Thursday, Nov. 7th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here.last_img read more

Sports fraternity Congratulates Centre for Revoking Article 370

first_imgNew Delhi: The sports fraternity of India has welcomed the central government’s decision to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved the resolution on Article 370 and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who is a BJP MP, took to Twitter and congratulated the nation.“We did what anyone else could not do. We have also waved our tricolour in Kashmir. Jai Hind! Congratulations India! Kashmir Mubarak!” Gambhir wrote in Hindi.Gambhir’s former India teammate Suresh Raina termed the decision as a “landmark move”. “Landmark move — the scrapping of Article 370! Looking forward to smoother, and more inclusive times. Jai Hind,” Raina wrote.Former India cricket Mohammad Kaif wrote: “Here’s to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love.”Former India captain Anjum Chopra tweeted: “The scrapping of Article 370 is certainly a good and bold move. Loss of lives and uncertainty in the valley has to be addressed someday.”Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia tweeted: “We congratulate the courageous steps of the government. It was very necessary for the interest of the whole country including Jammu and Kashmir. All should rise above their selfish motives and political differences and support this initiative taken by the central government.”Wrestler Geeta Phogat said: “Independent India, a historic decision, unbroken India. Thanks to the Government of India for this historic step.” The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that sought to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir was passed by the Rajya Sabha through a voice vote and 125 were in favour while 61 were against it. The bill will now be taken for debate in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, where it is expected to get a nod as well. IANSAlso Read: Article 370: Congress Divided Over Jammu And Kashmir Issuelast_img read more

Liverpool ahead of Manchester United in betting for Premier League title

first_imgLiverpool are ahead of Manchester United in the betting odds for winning the Premier League title this season.The Reds finished fourth last season, just six points behind their bitter rivals in second. gameday smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Mohamed Salah scored 32 goals in 36 Premier League appearances last season The pragmatic and often dour approach by the Old Trafford outfit has even led to Alvin Martin claiming he would rather play for West Ham United instead.Conversely, Liverpool carved teams apart at times last season – scoring goals for fun with Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane filling their boots. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible xi ALTERED who plays? However, their shrewd investments already this summer and their strong Champions League run last season mean they have edged the Red Devils out of the running.According to bet365.com, Liverpool are second favourites to win the Premier League next season at 9/2.Hot on their heels are United, who are valued at 13/2 in third place Manchester City are favourites at 8/13.Mourinho has come under intense criticism for his style of play at Old Trafford, with United fading away after a fast start to last season. NEW ERA Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 2 2 Mourinho will have to prove the bookies wrong if he is to win the Premier League title Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Premier League latest possible standings predicted To strengthen the side, Klopp has already added Fabinho, Naby Keita and is looking to complete a deal for Alisson Becker of Roma.Although the Red Devils finished in second place, they were 19 points behind the emphatic Manchester City.As a result, Pep Guardiola’s men are favourites to retain the trophy.last_img read more

Oakfield Park host special music event with ‘In Their Thousands’ this weekend

first_imgDonegal’s Oakfield Park is celebrating its 280th anniversary this year. As part of the year-long celebrations, the well-loved park will play host to Live Music In The Lakeside Marquee, overlooking the Castle Folly this Sunday, 28th July.Live Music at the Lakeside Marquee, overlooking the Castle Folly takes place this Sunday from 2.30 – 5.30pmDonegal based four-piece band, In Their Thousands, will headline the family and music event with a two-hour set from 3.30 to 5.30pm and support comes from local singer-songwriter, Dean Maywood who will kick-off proceedings at 2.30pm in the stretch tent marquee.As well as the live music event, this Sunday also marks the park’s monthly Steam Sunday which runs from 11am to 6pm. Visitors can step aboard the famous Oakfield Park, Duchess of Difflin, heritage steam engine and take in the stunning views of the park. Steam Sunday! The Duchess of Difflin, heritage steam engine will be running throughout the day.Looking forward to the event, David Fisher, Estate Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 280 years at Oakfield Park and we’re marking the year with special events throughout the season. This mid-summer music event is ideal for families, music lovers and people looking to experience something a little bit different. We’re all about showcasing and supporting local and we’re looking forward to welcoming In Their Thousands and Dean Maywood to the park on Sunday.There is no extra costs for attending this event and our normal entry fees apply. The park is open from 11am – 6pm daily for the summer and we hope everyone has a great day on Sunday. It promises to be a great day.”In Their ThousandsFor the 280th celebrations this Sunday, families can also enjoy free face-painting, nature trails and arts and crafts. There will be a beer tent and tea van at the music marquee and the park’s restaurant, Buffers will be open all day serving Sunday Lunches, light bites and snacks. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic to enjoy in the gardens.  There is no extra charge for this event and normal entry fees apply. Tickets aren’t necessary but early arrival is advised due to popularity. For more information contact Oakfield Park on +353 (0) 74 9173068 or visit www.oakfieldpark.com .Oakfield Park host special music event with ‘In Their Thousands’ this weekend was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:eventsIn Their ThousandsOakfield ParkWhat’s on?last_img read more

Four South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize

first_img14 April 2015What do an environmentally friendly minicab, a water distillation system and a fire alert detector have in common? They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, and have been nominated for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) award this year.The IPA was launched in 2011. It rewards innovators for their home-grown, market- led innovations that contribute to Africa’s growth, development and prosperity.South African nomineesFour out of the 10 nominees this year are South African innovations.David Gluckman has been nominated for his Lumkani fire detection service, an off- the-shelf device that uses radio frequency transmission technology suitable for informal dwellings.In the event of a fire, the device triggers an alarm to alert the residents. Within 20 seconds, the device transmits a signal that sets off heat detectors in a 60m radius to elicit a community-wide response to the fire.This device prevents fires from ravaging high population density communities and boosts community mobilisation efforts.Johann Pierre Kok, has been nominated for his scientific engineering educational box, Seebox. It allows children to enjoy a practical and experimental way of learning the sciences and electronics. It addresses the shortage of electronic and scientific professionals, and gives children the opportunity to learn first-hand the principles of science and electronics by building, measuring and experimenting.Lesley Erica Scott has been nominated for Smartspot TBcheck. It examines the accuracy of machines used to detect TB diagnosis. They are designed to assess whether these machines are functioning optimally and will make diagnosing TB far easier.The device is expected to help curb the TB epidemic in Africa, where the disease is second only to HIV and Aids as a leading cause of death.Neil du Preez has been nominated for Mellowcabs, an environmentally friendly taxi service. It uses a suite of technologies that includes recovering the kinetic energy that is typically lost in the braking process, converting it into electricity and storing it.Associated innovations include hydrogen fuelled Mellowcabs, adaptable, renewable body shells and an app to book taxi rides that can be paid for with cash or credit.Range of innovationsThis year, AIF received a record 925 applications from 41 countries. The finalists showcase a diverse range of innovations from agriculture, to education and e- health. The other six nominees are:Adnane Remmal, Morocco: for a patented alternative to livestock antibiotics;Alex Mwaura Muriu, Kenya: for Farm Capital Africa, a risk sharing agri-business funding model that draws in investors for a share of farming profits;Jean Bosco Kazirukanyo, Burundi: for a new type of cement, OSP, that protects waters against carcinogenic lubrication oil spills;Kyai Mullei, Kenya: for M-changa, also known as E-harambee, an app that empowers people to initiate and manage fundraisers via sms or web devices;Marc Arthur Zang, Cameroon: for the cardio-pad, an affordable tablet that records and processes a patient’s ECG (heart signal) before transferring it to a remote station using mobile phone networks; and,Samuel Otukol, Uganda: for a water distillation system and process that turns salty water into fresh water at lower costs than using reverse osmosis.Ingenuity celebrated“Shortlisting the top 10 was no easy task as each of the top 25 innovations is a response to a need or challenge within our communities,” said the chairman of the IPA 2015 selection panel, McLean Sibanda. “The IPA is indeed an important platform – not only for showcasing Africa’s ability to innovate to address its own challenges, but also for celebrating Africa’s ingenuity.”Three winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Skhirat, Morocco on 13 May. The $150 000 (R2-million) cash prize is shared between the winners.Jean Claude Bastos de Morais, AIF and IPA founder, said: “Year after year, the innovations that are presented for the IPA comprise high-value African solutions with positive socio-economic impact, and this year is no exception.”An innovation marketplace and an innovative Ideas Machine workshop targeting young visionaries will be held alongside the awards ceremony.Source: APOlast_img read more

Andre Renaud BBC Worldwide has named Andre Renaud

first_imgAndre RenaudBBC Worldwide has named Andre Renaud in the new role of VP of sales for Italy and Iberia.Renaud will be responsible for all TV and digital sales as well as format licensing in the region, and will report Tobi de Graaff EVP for western Europe.He will take up his new position in January.Renaud previously worked for ITV as sales director, EMEA and international format sales at ITV Studios Global Entertainment.“Andre will be a huge asset to the team with his background in TV and format sales across a number of different markets. His appointment follows two other recent key Western Europe hires, Adam Bishop, our VP of Sales for German and French speaking territories, and Fraser Robinson who joined us as our genre director for Scripted,” said De Graaff.last_img read more

SES has signed up six more regional US cable opera

first_imgSES has signed up six more regional US cable operators to its Ultra HD trials and said that some existing participants are nearing the launch of consumer UHD packages.The satellite operator has signed new Ultra HD trial agreements with: Aureon in Iowa; GVTC Communications in Texas; Highlands Cable Group in North Carolina; KPU Telecommunications in Alaska; Service Electric in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and Shrewsbury Community Cable in Massachusetts.More than 15 cable operators and multichannel video programming distributors, with a combined audience of over 7 million subscribers, are now testing 4K content delivery across SES’s fully-managed Ultra HD platform.“Our SES Ultra HD solution is on course to enable live and linear Ultra HD delivery to homes in half the time it took HD to reach the same television milestone across the US,” said Steve Corda, vice president of business development in North America for SES.“Cable operators have been extremely impressed with how easy it is to implement our pre-packaged Ultra HD solution across their networks. By leveraging the scalability and reliability of satellite, SES has greatly accelerated the delivery of Ultra HD to homes throughout North America.“Some of the first cable operators to join our Ultra HD trials early last year are now on the verge of launching the very first consumer Ultra HD packages in the US.”last_img read more