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

Luxury hoses hit the shelves in Brisbane boutique

first_imgSunday Society Luxe Garden Hose in carribean kiss ($159). The Claw Wallmount Hanger is $279.Sunday Society owner Eliza Ditchmen said homeowners were increasingly paying attention to the “extra touches” when it came to decorating their property. “Often in life it’s the small details that enhance our experiences and the same applies to our homes,” Ms Ditchmen said.“Adding a glamorous hose and nozzle set to your beautiful garden is one of those interesting little details that surprise visitors in those spaces.” Garden hoses don’t have to be boring — or ugly!Homeowners are upping the ante in the decorating stakes and splashing cash on items previously thought of for practical purposes only. Homewares boutique Sunday Society, based at Coorparoo, sells everything from lamps to lounges, cushions to bookends, and recently added luxury hoses and hose nozzle sets to their stocked lines. Luxe Nozzle Set in Gold (Brass) is $167.Don’t forget about hanging your hose — a regular reel won’t do.Grab a claw wallmount hanger ($279) or a reindeer hose hanger ($299) for the final touches. Sunday Society patterned hose nozzle ($103).The nozzles come in a box with the neatly lettered phrase, “For glamorous people with dirty nails.” Sunday Society Luxe Garden Hose in gold digger ($219).Forget about garish green and orange hose nozzles, with nozzles to match the hose available for $79.If matching colours are not enough, a leopard print hose nozzle ($103) can be picked up, or a brass or chrome nozzle ($167) for the ultimate in class. Rusty rose hose with a claw wallmount hanger and chrome nozzle.The Luxe Garden Hose comes in seven different colours, from black swan and white snake for those who like to keep it monochrome, to rusty rose and carribean kiss for a colour injection, and will set you back $159 for 20m. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Sunday Society Luxe Garden Hose in rusty rose ($159).For those who want a little extra luxury, there is a gold version of the hose for $219. The Reindeer Hose Hanger will set you back $299.last_img read more

Queensland top cop swaps Brisbane for the bush

first_img Fitness guru sells Gold Coast mansion MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Campdrafting involves ‘cutting’ a cow from the pack and steering it through an obstacle course to demonstrate control of the beast. Picture: Sue Jones, Australian Campdrafting Magazine.“Campdrafting is affected by the drought right now, the cattle are too weak and you don’t want to risk knocking them around. It’s a unique sport in that a lot of things must line up to be successful,” he said. Chief superintendent Les Hopkins in a 2010 press conference.He was police commander for the Gabba and has a signed shirt from Ricky Ponting for his command of the Ashes Test Series that became a model of best practice in Australia. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe renovated Queenslander that Mr Hopkins bought with his wife Ginny in 2011 was put on the market this week. FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER The mancave that displays Mr Hopkins’ extensive collection of police memorabilia.“The room tells the story of my life from a young police officer to my senior role as chief superintendent.He has a collection of navy badges and caps from his job as the police inspector for the Port of Brisbane where he was required to greet the US navy ships that came to town.“The hat collection is mainly from the US, my wife is American born, and there’s shoulder patches from pre-911,” he said.“After that the US law enforcement agencies tightened up who could get their hands on patches.”And he has a State of Origin jersey signed by all the Maroons players that his work colleagues presented to his wife when she had brain surgery 16 years ago.But Mr Hopkins, who grew up on a cattle property near Dalby, is now keen to focus on his horses, and he and his wife are moving to a property west of Rockhampton on the central Queensland coast.“I’ve started competing in campdrafting and we’re going up and down to Rockhampton and living on the property so we’ve finally decided to buy our own property which is 10 minutes from my brother so we will own property and the horses will be with us.”He said campdrafting is one of Australia’s fastest growing sports but with severe drought conditions in much of Queensland, several competitions have been cancelled this year. The four-bedroom house that has been home to the Hopkins family since 2011.The story of Mr Hopkins’ extensive police career is told in the many hundreds of police badges and caps on display in the custom-built mancave of his northern suburbs Queenslander.“That’s the only part I’m upset about leaving,” Mr Hopkins said. Where to buy bargains in the ‘burbs Inspector Les Hopkins in 2006 with Gabba manager Chris Cochrane explaining new bag restrictions for the Ashes Test. Picture: Nathan Richter.He was police inspector for the Port of Brisbane, in charge of Suncorp Stadium, New Year’s Eve and Riverfire events in Brisbane, and he was also Mt Isa’s top cop. Les Hopkins when he was superintendent at the Mount Isa Police Station in 2008.HE was one of Queensland’s top cops, now Les Hopkins is putting his Brisbane home on the market to focus on Australian campdrafting.The former chief superintendent for Brisbane’s Metropolitan North Region, Mr Hopkins retired in 2011 after 32 years in the Queensland Police Force.last_img read more

Malta-based striker eyes Flying Eagles call up

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Malta-based Nigerian rising star, Usman Mohammed, has expressed desire to star for national Under 20 team, also known as the Flying Eagles.The player, who just turned 18, a regular for Maltese Premiership side, Mosta FC, vowed to impact positively to the national team if an invitation is extended to him.“My game is improving daily since I joined Mosta FC and my coaches and fans are happy with what I have on offer. I believe I have what it takes to fight for shirt in the team. I know the qualities of the Nigerian players but often times lack utility player who can fill voids,” noted the 5ft, 11 inches striker.Mohammed, a former Rasonne FC of Lagos player, who have so far scored four goals in the Maltese Premier League revealed that he has turned down offers from countries who are seeking for his services, insisting that his target is to represent his fatherland at both the junior and senior levels.“I have received many offers which I have rejected. I did that because of the love for my fatherland and also knowing fully well that I started my career in Nigeria and my services will be more appreciated by my  country,” the player concluded.Tags: Mosta FClast_img read more

Why Not to Ignore Recruiters’ Calls

first_imgYou may be in your dream job but that doesn’t mean you should blow off the recruiter or executive search consultant if they come calling. Getting inundated with recruiters‘ calls if you have sought-after skills can be annoying, but you never know when the roles will reverse and you will be the one looking for a job.“It’s very common (for people to blow off recruiters calls) and it always leaves us scratching our heads,” says Kathy Harris, managing director of recruiting firm Harris Allied in New York. “We very often know about positions that no one knows about. At the end of the day you want to be the first person we think of.”For the happily employed it doesn’t hurt to take the phone call. After all they may have an amazing job for you. Not to mention you are clearly wanted because they are the ones seeking out you.  Even if the job may not be right for you but could be ideal for someone you know which creates a win win situation. You get to refer someone you care about and you create a relationship with the recruiter because you are helping out.Landing a better position or referring a friend or family member are the primary reasons you want to take a recruiters phone call, but it’s not the only reasons. Recruiters can be a great source of industry information as well as a sounding board as you navigate your career.“Recruiters know which industries are shifting, which companies are growing, who is downsizing, and they are able to share this information in a third-party, non-biased way,” says Tom Gimbel, president and chief executive of LaSalle Network, a Chicago staffing company. “They know which skill sets are in demand, which certifications you need to grow your career and what you need to succeed in a role.” Not to mention recruiters know a lot of people and can connect you with mentors, key players and others who can help you’re career.But not every recruiter or executive search consultant is created equal. You don’t want to waste your time with someone who can’t help you just like you don’t want to blow off the one that can. Figuring out who to create a relationship with and who to avoid can take work but it’s not impossible to do.According to experts, when determining who is a good ally and who is a waste of time, do some quick research. If you get a call from a recruiter check out his or her LinkedIn page. See what types of clients they’ve placed what firms they work for and how long they have been in the business. Rightly or wrongly the amount of experience the person has as a recruiter matters a lot. Typically someone starting out in the recruiting field isn’t going to have the same contacts as someone who has been in the industry for years.  It’s perfectly ok to ask how long they’ve been doing this, what industries they specialize in and what their client base is like. “Finding a good recruiter is no different than looking for good networking contacts. Ask you friends and colleagues who has a good reputation,” says Susan Ruhl, a managing partner at OI Partners Innovative Career Consulting in Denver. “Research firms and individuals on LinkedIn.”Once you figure out which recruiters you want to build relationships with then you can start the building.  One of the most important things to do is establish boundaries up front as to how the relationship will go. For instance if the recruiter makes a habit of calling your office phone but you work in an open office environment tell the recruiter to phone you after hours or during your lunch hour on your mobile phone.Equally important, says Harris is to make sure the conversations that do take place whether over the phone, email, text or in person are confidential. The last thing you want to happen is your boss to get wind of your newfound friendship with the recruiter for a competitor.If you do decide to pursue an opportunity provided by a recruiter career experts say the best way to maintain an honest relationship is to be upfront about your experience, your skills and your weaknesses. Any embellishments will easily be revealed once the recruiter starts checking your credentials. It’s also a good idea to treat any interviews with a recruiter or executive search firm as if you were interviewing with the company.  “A retained search firm is an extension of its client organizations, and should be treated as such during the interview process,” says to Linda Komnick, principal at Witt/Kieffer, the national executive search firm. “The search firm is expected to screen potential candidates based on mutually defined criteria, so think of your interview with the recruiter as your first interview in the hiring process.”last_img read more