Life Is Beautiful Announces Diverse 2017 Lineup Of Performers, From Gorillaz To Bill Nye

first_imgToday, Life Is Beautiful unveiled the lineup for their 2017 event, set to take place in the neon-illuminated environs of Downtown Las Vegas from September 22nd – 24th, 2017. The festival will feature a diverse mix headlining performances by Chance The Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, Blink-182, The XX, Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, and Pretty Lights. Festival circuit staples and old favorites including MGMT, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club, Lil Dicky, Sean Paul, Cage The Elephant, Schoolboy Q, Zeds Dead, Slightly Stoopid, Pusha T, De La Soul, Big Gigantic, The Revivalists, and many more.In true Vegas style, the weekend will also feature Cirque Du Soleil exhibitions, a comedy showcase, and a session dubbed “Ideas featuring Bill Nye,” your friendly neighborhood “science guy.” You can check out the full lineup card below:Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 27th, via the festival website.[Cover photo via Life Is Beautiful]last_img read more

Hempstead Driver Shot, Crashes Into Kids, Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 45-year-old man died after being shot while driving in his hometown of Hempstead and then crashing into the bleachers at a middle school, hitting three boys, Nassau County police said.Jonathan Wade was driving a Lexus westbound on Albermarle Road when he witnessed a group of young people causing a disturbance on his mother’s lawn, called 911 to report the incident, circled the block and then was shot near the corner of Henry Street shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The incident came a day after Wade was arrested for reckless endangerment, prohibitive use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.“The incident on the 29th, to my knowledge is [that] he responded to the location after learning his mother was assaulted” Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters Thursday at police headquarters. “I can’t get into his mind, but being a son, if your mother is telling you she’s been assaulted, I think the natural reaction of any offspring would be to either call the police and then respond or go there to see if you could help your parent in any way, shape or form.”Wade was carrying a shotgun that did not require a permit when he was arrested on Monday, but police say that he did not have the gun in his possession when he was killed. Prior to this incident, Wade had one prior conviction for disorderly conduct, Azzata said.The victim drove off westbound to Henry Street, through a fence at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School and struck three boys that were playing on a section of the bleachers.The children who were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. One of the victims had a fractured knee and other injuries, and the other two suffered superficial injuries. All of the boys are expected to make a full recovery.Wade was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead two hours later.Azzata emphasized that any reports indicating that the gunshot wound that killed Wade was self-inflicted are false.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

The next big thing: An interview with Randy Harrington

first_imgRandy Harrington I had the opportunity during CUNA’s Marketing & Business Development Council’s Conference to chat with Randy Harrington, the CEO and founder of Strategic Arts & Sciences. I’ve known Randy for multiple years and he truly is a genius when it comes to financial services, technology and strategic planning. One of Randy’s best traits is that he pushes and challenges your thinking.We touched base on a variety of topics because I wanted to pick his brain regarding the state of credit unions and branding when it comes to strategy, technology and marketing. Below is our Q&A.What is the next big thing in credit unions and banks?The future is a bookend thing. On one side is people who can serve members end to end regardless of position (for example, not just lending). On the other side of the bookend are people who are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. That kind of access is the opportunity. continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Lisbon opens its arms to ‘bizarre’ Champions League finale

first_imgYet that has not stopped some fans from making the trip to the banks of the River Tagus to take in the atmosphere.”This is the most important match of our season,” Andrea, a 27-year-old Atalanta fan from Bergamo who has come for his team’s quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain, tells AFP.He is in Lisbon with two friends. With spectators barred, they plan to watch the match in a bar near the stadium. “The atmosphere is bizarre. The city seems empty and the bars close early,” he said.  ‘No exception’ to restrictionsDaniel Sa of IPAM told AFP that more than 5,000 people could gather in the city for the final, which is scheduled for August 23 at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz, where the players’ voices will echo around the empty 65,000-capacity venue.However, Sa described that as a “conservative” estimate and believes the final figure will be higher thanks to the “improvement of the health situation in Lisbon in recent weeks or the increase in the number of flights to Lisbon”.On the basis of regular briefings with police in the clubs’ home countries, Portuguese authorities are not expecting any organized trips by groups of supporters.Yet Lisbon police still plan to deploy as many officers on game days as they would if supporters were attending.Portugal, with its population of just over 10 million, successfully hosted the 2004 European Championship.The Estadio da Luz was the venue for the 2014 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid while large numbers of foreign fans attended the UEFA Nations League finals in Porto and Guimaraes in the north of the country last year.However, restrictions are currently in place around the country as part of efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.Those restrictions are especially strict in and around Lisbon, where cases of COVID-19 have been most prevalent since Portugal came out of lockdown in May.That includes a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, compared to 20 people in the rest of the country.Alcohol consumption in public is banned, while shops and cafes must close at 8:00 pm, the time Champions League ‘Final Eight’ matches will kick off.”The sporting context will not allow for an exception to the rules in place,” warned Pereira, of the Lisbon police force, on Tuesday. Topics : Meanwhile, 16-year-old Paris Saint-Germain supporter Mathieu finds himself in Lisbon “by chance”, on holiday with his parents.”I don’t see any Champions League atmosphere,” he says, wearing a PSG replica shirt, “but people have chanted ‘Come on Paris’ at me in the street. I think there are supporters here.”Portuguese police have not given an estimation of the number of foreign fans who could come to the capital but officers will make themselves “highly visible” on the streets, according to the Lisbon region police chief, Paulo Pereira.A study conducted by the Portuguese Institute of Marketing Administration has estimated that a total of 16,000 fans could come to the city even though none are allowed into games.That is despite British tourists being advised not to travel to Portugal this holiday season. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the one English representative involved in the ‘Final Eight’. Football supporters would usually flock in huge numbers to the city hosting the finale of the Champions League, but this time it is set to be a different experience for fans who have decided to come to Lisbon for the ‘Final Eight’ despite the coronavirus pandemic.For the first time, as an exceptional measure because of the health crisis, all matches from the quarter-finals onwards of the world’s richest and most glamorous club competition are being played as one-off ties in the same city.They are all taking place behind closed doors and with strict health guidelines in place as Europe faces a steady rise in cases of COVID-19.last_img read more


first_imgInsurance costs have gone through the roof.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on the Minister for Finance to urgently set up an Insurance Task force similar to the previously existing Motor insurance Advisory Board which in the 1990’s successfully lowered insurance premiums by 30 to 40 %.The West Donegal Deputy said the current situation is totally unsustainable with every insurance policy now being increased by anything from 50% to multiples of that amount.This comes in light of the information revealed by Fianna Fail Finance spokesperson Micheal Mc Grath when in a written question to the Department of Finance revealed that insurance payouts in 2014 were €400 million euro less than what was paid in 2011 or 36% less payouts, and similarly the amount paid in 2014 was less than the amount paid in 2012 and equal to what was paid in 2013. Pat the Cope said “The insurance companies were blaming the massive insurance hikes on the increased payout levels experienced by the sector over the past number of years, now as revealed by the Department of Finance figures this argument simply does not stack up – stated Pat the Cope.“The escalating premiums are a major financial strain and burden on motorists and households alike, equally is the case on businesses across the country. The Government urgently needs to take action and establish a task force to identify the real reasons why premiums are rising at unsustainable rates and take the appropriate action to solve this problem which is directly affecting every individual and household throughout Donegal and the country alike.“Motorists are now typically paying twice the amount or several hundreds more than what they were in 2014,” added Pat the Cope.He added the Insurance Task force needs to be established immediately with a clear mandate to investigate these massive insurance hikes, and to report back to the Dáil committee directly within 6 weeks so that this problem can be resolved otherwise premiums for insurance will continue to sky rocket. INSURANCE TASK-FORCE REQUIRED URGENTLY – PAT THE COPE was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare 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:car insurancedonegalPat The Cope Gallaghertask forcelast_img read more