Listen To Snarky Puppy’s Incredible Set From AURA Music Festival

first_imgLast weekend, a number of top-notch performers descended on the luxurious Spirit of Suwannee Music Park for the one and only AURA Music & Arts Festival. Among them was recent Grammy winners Snarky Puppy, the jazz/funk collective known for their incredible compositions and musicianship.Snarky Puppy hit the main stage last Saturday, March 5th, ultimately calling on a number of special guests throughout the performance. Beloved percussionist Mike Dillon joined in during “Gx,” while Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman brought their horns out for a riveting rendition of “Quartermaster.” What a show!Thanks to Butch Almberg, we have full audio from the performance. Tune in and enjoy below:For more Floridians who want that Snarky funk, be sure to check out Fool’s Paradise festival running from April 1-2 in St. Augustine, FL. Snarky keyboardist Cory Henry will serve as the festival’s artist-at-large, promising collaborations with Lettuce, Vulfpeck and more! With additional sets from GRiZ, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, Goldfish, The Nth Power and more, you know it’s going to be a good time at Fool’s! Tickets and more information are available here.Setlist: Snarky Puppy at AURA Music Festival, Live Oak, FL – 3/5/16Terova, Whitecap, Gx*, What About Me, Thing Of Gold, Binky, Quartermaster%, Shofukan, Lingus* with Mike Dillon% w Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressmanlast_img read more

‘It’s crazy’: Tiger Woods secures record 82nd US PGA Tour win in Japan

first_imgUp ahead on the 14th green, Matsuyama inexplicably spurned an easy opportunity to reduce the deficit to one as he missed a four-foot birdie putt.Woods was then faced with a similar line of putt as Matsuyama on 14, but from 20 feet further away. He did not miss, and restored his three-shot advantage with four holes remaining.Woods missed another birdie chance, from 10 feet, at the 15th and was watching from the 16th tee 181 yards away as Matsuyama walked in a 20-footer for his first birdie of the day to get to 16-under.Matsuyama crushed a drive down the middle of the 491-yard 17th and found the putting surface with his approach.Matsuyama’s fine attempt to hole the putt slid by on the left and he found sand twice on the par-five 18th as he went in search of an eagle.Matsuyama’s greenside bunker shot flew the flag and when he missed the long putt back his brave challenge ended at 16-under for the tournament after a final-round 67.“This was big,” said a smiling Woods.“Hideki made it tight. It was a lot closer than what people probably thought. Hideki put heat on me.” Inzai, Japan | AFP | Tiger Woods said it was “crazy” after he made golfing history Monday by holding off the challenge of home favourite Hideki Matsuyama to win the weather-delayed Zozo Championship by three shots.The 15-time major winner Woods finished 19-under par to equal US legend Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82 US PGA Tour victories set 54 years ago.Woods, in his first outing since arthroscopic knee surgery two months ago, broke into a huge smile after he safely got up and down from a greenside bunker at the 18th for a birdie and three-under final round of 67.“It’s just crazy. It’s a lot,” the 43-year-old Woods said of his 82nd official Tour victory. His first came 23 years ago this month in Las Vegas when he was just 20.“It’s been a long week, five days at the top of the board is a long time. It was definitely stressful.”Woods led from gun to tape in the inaugural US PGA Tour event in Japan, which saw Friday’s play washed out by the fringes of a typhoon that dumped almost 10 inches of rain on the course 50 miles (80km) from Tokyo, forcing play into an extra day.World number two Rory McIlroy finished birdie-birdie for a 67 and a share of third place on 13-under par with South Korea’s PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Im Sung-jae who carded a fine five-under 65.Woods resumed his final round, suspended due to darkness on Sunday, at 7.30 am on the long par-12th at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club but saw his overnight three-shot cushion over Matsuyama immediately cut to two.The 15-time major winner missed the green with his approach and fell back to 17-under par as he failed to get up and down.Woods’s early-morning putter was cold, and on the short 13th he failed to take advantage from six feet for a birdie. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Australia consulting closely on electronics ban

first_imgThe Australian Government says it is consulting with the US and other governments about the carriage of laptops and other large electronic devices in aircraft cabins and will move on the issue if necessary.The comments come as media reports from the US indicate the Trump Administration is looking at extending the ban to US-bound non-stop flights from countries in Europe, although there has been no confirmation of a policy change.US officials are worried a laptop or similar device packed with explosives could be used to bring down an aircraft and the US Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Wednesday that a wider ban was under consideration.The Wall Street Journal reported a meeting between US carriers and DHS officials on Thursday did not result in a decision and a department spokesman told the newspaper there was no specific timeline for a policy change.However, multiple sources have told US media outlets a change is imminent and airports and airlines in Europe have confirmed they are looking at contingency plans.The move in March to ban electronic devices bigger than a smartphone from the cabins of aircraft flying directly to the US from certain Middle Eastern and North African destinations proved controversial.Suggestions the ban may be widened have already prompted concerns about airport log-jams in the busy northern summer season and rekindled worries about lithium batteries in aircraft holds.Britain followed the US move for some destinations but exempted Gulf states Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, the homes of Qatar, Etihad and Emirates.Australian opted not to adopt the US policy but demanded that security procedures in Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai be tightened to include random explosive testing.Transport Minister Darren Chester said Friday he was aware of the media speculation that the US might expand its electronics ban to US-bound direct flights from Europe.“The Government is in close consultation with other governments and industry partners, including the US, on this issue,’’ he said “In the event that it is assessed that Australia needs to take further or different measures, we will do so.’’Chester said ensuring the safety and security of Australia’s travelling public was a priority for the government, which had “a comprehensive and strong transport security system in place”.“The Government continuously monitors shifts in the threat environment domestically and overseas to ensure we have the best security arrangements in place to meet the challenges we face,’’ he said.last_img read more

Sourcingmap Apricot Color Florals Prints Plastic Hair Claw Clamp – Would recommend.

first_img I was disappointed because i thought it was larger than it actually is, but nevertheless it’s very pretty and delivery was good. Here are the specifications for the Sourcingmap Apricot Color Florals Prints Plastic Hair Claw Clamp:Total Size : 7 x 3.5 x 4cm / 2.8″ x 1.4″ x 1.6″ (L*W*H)No slip grip technology holds styles on any hair typeInterlocking teeth for secure grip; Holds hair while cutting or stylingIdeal for tousled hair casual stylesA gift to your fiancee, wife, mother, couple or just a friend and will bring them nothing but joy It beautiful but quite small. Just suitable for a part of my hair. Very pretty and big size so u can use it to put all your hair up. Reviews from purchasers :luckily i am able to use on my 2 year old daughter so not a total waste!Would recommend. Has spikes inside to help grip. Stays in my hair well all day although a bit on the small side. Looks quiet nice for the price. Luckily i am able to use on my 2 year old daughter so not a total waste. Far too small for myself, luckily i am able to use on my 2 year old daughter so not a total waste. It beautiful but quite small. Just suitable for a part of my hair. I was disappointed because i thought it was larger than it actually is, but nevertheless it’s very pretty and delivery was good. Lovely hair grip, just wished it was a little bigger. Very pretty and big size so u can use it to put all your hair up. Has spikes inside to help grip. Stays in my hair well all day although a bit on the small side. Looks quiet nice for the price. Luckily i am able to use on my 2 year old daughter so not a total waste. Far too small for myself, luckily i am able to use on my 2 year old daughter so not a total waste. Lovely hair grip, just wished it was a little bigger. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-04 11:26:54Reviewed Item Red Apricot Color Florals Prints Plastic Hair Claw Clamp for LadiesRating 1.0 / 5  stars, based on  18  reviewsPrice£2.88last_img read more

Popband Printed Ponytail Holder Hair Bands/Ties – Working Girl – Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-02-25 19:06:57Reviewed Item Popband Printed Ponytail Holder Hair Bands/Ties – Working Girl, 5 PackRating 3.0 / 5  stars, based on  280  reviewsPrice£8.00 Wouldn’t wear any other ponytail holders. I love these hair ties so much. I wear them on my wrist all the time, they are comfortable and never get stuck in my thick, tangly hair. Wouldn’t wear any other ponytail holders. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of Recipient was very happy with themBest hair ties ever! Doesn’t pull my hair when using. Have used before so knew would ‘do’ the job. Recipient was very happy with them. Recipient was very happy with them. Features of Popband Printed Ponytail Holder Hair Bands/Ties – Working Girl, 5 PackThe world’s kindest hair ties! The must have hair accessory for every a-list celebrity and savvy fashionistaPopbands hold hair up tight without leaving creases/dents in your hair. Our fabulous soft, stretchy hair ties won’t damage your hair like regular hair bandsPerfect for sports, workouts, yoga, running, and everyday use, Popbands hold hair up tight no matter how thin or thick (without leaving a dent)Popbands double up as super-cute wrist accessories, coordinate with the Popband in your hair, or choose one to compliment your outfit. With so many colours and styles available, the possibilities are endlessFantastic gift ideas for all occasions, Popbands come pre-packaged so arrive clean, fresh, and beautifully presented Doesn’t pull my hair when using. Have used before so knew would ‘do’ the job. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of the ponytail they are very loose bobbles. A little expensive for what they are but they work well. A little expensive for what they are but they work well. I love these hair ties so much. I wear them on my wrist all the time, they are comfortable and never get stuck in my thick, tangly hair. Recipient was very happy with them. Recipient was very happy with them. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of. Not the best bobbles if you like a firm tight hold of the ponytail they are very loose bobbles. last_img read more

Video games in the Olympics? Here’s how it might work

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Deciding which games to pick is fraught, too. The IOC has a sponsorship deal with Chinese company Alibaba, which has major esports interests, but rival firms have their own popular brands.The IOC also fears violent games would hurt the Olympics’ image.IOC president Thomas Bach told the South China Morning Post, an Alibaba-owned newspaper, earlier this month that he’d prefer sports simulations.“We want to promote non-discrimination, non-violence, and peace among people. This doesn’t match with video games, which are about violence, explosions and killing. And there we have to draw a clear line,” he said.All four of the games on the program this week in Turkmenistan featured some form of combat, though in fantasy settings with cartoon-style animation techniques. There weren’t any realistic military-themed shooting games on the program.Bach also said esports needs a firmer structure. The IOC is used to dealing with a single governing body for each sport, like FIFA for soccer or the International Gymnastics Federation. Esports has its own international federation, but with limited influence over a web of private interests including games publishers, competition organizers and players’ teams.The event in Turkmenistan showed how that system doesn’t yet fit smoothly with the Olympic movement.IOC sponsor Alibaba’s Alisports division was in charge of the event, and used an open online qualifying system. That prompted federations from Australia and South Korea to boycott, saying athletes should have been picked by their national Olympic committees in the manner of a traditional sport.If esports make it to the Olympics, other potential problems for the IOC include criticism it’s moving away from promoting a healthy lifestyle, and that it’s ignoring poorer countries where fast computers and brand-new games are unaffordable.Esports would also mean the IOC allowing private companies to set the rules of its competitions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Including esports could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial.The Olympic Council of Asia included esports as an official demonstration event at its Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this week, with teams from China and nine other nations battling in four games ranging from space combat in “StarCraft II” to card-game strategy in “Hearthstone.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSupporters of esports in the Olympics say their event is a real sporting contest, one which prizes strategy and lightning reactions over physical agility.“It needs different skillsets from different people,” competitor Jess Joaustine Tamboboy from the Philippines told The Associated Press. “It doesn’t really have a physical requirement because you can see around us the players are short and tall, maybe a little bit thin, maybe a little bit fat. But all they have in order to qualify to play for these types of titles are just their cognitive or mind skills.” Most traditional sports treat the rules with reverence, only occasionally tinkering around the edges. Not so for games publishers, who routinely mix things up to attract new players and keep things fresh.Adding just one new character can reshape the whole “meta” — the game’s constantly evolving web of tactics and counter-tactics.Senior figures in the IOC and the esports world have publicly doubted esports will be ready for an Olympic debut in seven years’ time.“We are still some way away from our vision and we need to start on the right foot,” Asian Esports Federation president Kenneth Fok said last week. “For esports to develop in a positive banner, we need the full support of each and every NOC, their government, and more importantly the general public to have a positive perception of electronic sports.” Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Esports aren’t a natural fit for Turkmenistan, one of the poorer ex-Soviet nations, though one where internet access is growing rapidly.The rules weren’t explained in the local language, but that didn’t turn off the crowd of up to 200 in the windowless basement of a sports arena from cheering and whooping at a particularly spectacular kill or skillful strategy.Still, the attendance was tiny compared to big pro esports events, which can pack thousands into traditional sports arenas, and it didn’t make much of a splash online. Fewer than 50 viewers at a time watched some opening-round matches Monday on Twitch, a leading game streaming service that regularly attracts tens of thousands of concurrent viewers to its more popular streams.If esports make it to the Paris Olympics, it would redefine what Olympic sport is meant to be.The International Olympic Committee has previously resisted calls to add “mind sports” like chess that don’t involve physical exertion, or events where machines are key, like auto racing.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Warriors lose preseason opener to Nuggets In this photo taken by LAUREL Photo Services on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as esports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. (David Aliaga/LAUREL Photo Services via AP)ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan.With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer games — known as esports — at the 2024 Games in Paris, a pan-Asian competition in the ex-Soviet state offers a possible vision of the future.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Frank Lampard: I’ll be proud to lead out this team

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: I’ll be proud to lead out this teamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says he’ll be “proud” leading them in the Champions League against Valencia.Lampard is looking forward to his first Champions League game as a manager.”I will be proud to do it,” he says of the prospect of managing in the competition for the first time later today, “because I had multiple incredible nights in the Champions League, and some bad ones, and it is the ultimate in club football for me.”There is something about nights at Stamford Bridge, something about the Champions League music. There are memories I have and we have here as Chelsea people and I want to experience it on this [the managerial] side of the fence.”So I will be proud to take the team out, very aware that what matters is results, what matters is starting the group well against tough opposition but yes, I am excited.” last_img read more

Peter Frampton To Headline Ed Asner Family Center Night Of Dreams

first_imgThe Ed Asner Family Center presents A Night of Dreams, a night of music and philanthropy starring legendary musician Peter Frampton, hosted by Emmy-winning comedian Wanda Sykes.Entertainment will also include a set by Naia Izumi (NPR’s 2018 Tiny Desk winner), among others to be announced. Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, world renowned celebrity chef Art Smith and Emmy-winner Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E Network, will be honored for their dedication to the special need’s communities. A Night of Dreams Gala will take place on November 15, 2018 at Exchange LA Downtown.The evening will kick off with Chef Art Smith preparing his famous fried chicken and hummingbird cake dinner family style for the main floor guests. Joan’s on Third will be providing platters for the mezzanine seating. The program will also offer an exclusive silent and live auction, as well as a “Fund-A-Mission” auction where guests will have the opportunity to support special The Ed Asner Family Center initiatives including summer camp for kids with autism and other programs for the community.Said Matthew Asner, President of The Ed Asner Family Center, “Autism and special needs including Down Syndrome, developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy among others, touches all of us personally. We are excited to help raise awareness and funds for this wonderful new center that will bring life changing support to special needs children and their families, providing a major local impact in our LA community. It will be an unforgettable night!”The Ed Asner Family Center is dedicated to promoting self-confidence in differently “abled” individuals, bringing balance and wellness to them and their families. The Center not only caters to the needs of the special child but aims to engage the whole family in order to help them face their unique challenges. For Information and Sponsorship opportunities about The Ed Asner Family Center, contact Navah Paskowitz-Asner [email protected], NOVEMBER 15th | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM4:45 PM – Press check-in5:30 PM – Red carpet arrivals/cocktails7:00 PM – Show beginsWHERE:EXCHANGE LA DOWNTOWN618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014last_img read more

Guj Cong MLA resigns 3rd to quit party in 4 days

first_imgAhmedabad: A day ahead of the Congress Working Committee meeting here, Jamnagar (Rural) MLA Vallabh Dharaviya quit the party and tendered his resignation from the Assembly to Speaker Rajendra Trivedi Monday afternoon.Dharaviya’s is the third resignation of a Congress MLA in the past four days. “Dharaviya has resigned as Jamnagar (Rural) MLA. He told me he is resigning voluntarily,” Speaker Trivedi confirmed. A little while before Dharaviya quit, his former party colleague Parsotam Sabariya, who had resigned as Dhrangadhra MLA on March 8, joined the ruling BJP in the presence of its senior leaders I K Jadeja and K C Patel. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Sabariya was arrested in October last year in connection with an irrigation scam and was granted bail by the Gujarat High Court in February. Sabariya said he was not under pressure to join the BJP and claimed he was making the switch to develop his constituency. “I am joining the BJP to develop my constituency. I was not under any pressure and have resigned from the Congress voluntarily. As far as the FIR is concerned, the law will take its own course. The BJP has to do nothing about it. I am not joining BJP to get any post or for other benefits,” he told reporters. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedOn March 8, Jawahar Chavda, Congress MLA from Manavadar, too had resigned from the Assembly and was promptly inducted into the BJP. He was made a cabinet minister in the Vijay Rupani government on March 9. The total number of desertions of MLAs from Gujarat Congress ranks in the past few months now stands at five. Apart from these five, the Congress lost another MLA when Bhagvan Barad was disqualified from the membership of the House on March 5 following his conviction and two year jail sentence in an illegal mining case. In July last year, senior Congress MLA Kunvarji Bavalia had resigned as legislator and was later made a cabinet minister in the state government. He then won the bypoll on a BJP ticket. Last month, first-time MLA from Unjha seat in Mehsana, Asha Patel, had resigned from the House and the Congress, and joined the ruling BJP.last_img read more