Camp Euforia Announces 2019 Lineup: Eufórquestra, TAUK, Kung Fu, The Ghost Of Paul Revere, More

first_imgToday, Camp Euforia has announced the lineup for their 16th annual edition, set to take place from July 18th–20th in Lone Tree, Iowa.As the event website notes, Camp Euforia started in 2004 as Eufórquestra’s “Fan Appreciation Party.” Since then, it has grown into a full-blown music festival featuring 20+ artists over three days on two stages.The lineup for Camp Euforia 2019 is led by two sets from host band Eufórquestra, one of which will be a special “Euf Zeppelin” set featuring vocalist Kim Dawson (Pimps of Joytime, Matador! Soul Sounds). Additional headliners include TAUK, Kung Fu, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and The Ghost of Paul Revere.Camp Euforia 2019 will also feature performances from Mungion, Old Salt Union, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Heatbox, Sophistafunk, Marbin, The Candymakers, Natty Nation, The Dawn, The Baberhood Bluegrass Band, Grosso Family Band, Matt G Funkma$ter, Winterland, The Breaker Brothers, The Belies, Jaden Carlson Band, Dr. Z’s Experiment, Nikki Lunden, Matt Woods, and DJ Buddha, as well as a special Camp Euforia All-Stars set.Early bird tickets go on sale this Friday, February 22nd, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information or to grab your tickets when they go on sale, head to the event website here.last_img read more

The bad news on Afghanistan

first_imgReported peace talks between top Afghan officials and the Taliban aren’t actually happening, and are instead part of a disinformation campaign intended to demoralize Taliban field commanders who wonder what their leaders are up to, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh said Thursday (Oct. 21).Hersh, who spoke at Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies before a standing-room-only crowd, offered the phantom talks as part of a “gloomy” picture of the Afghan war that has few prospects for the United States exiting cleanly or soon.“It’s a terrible message to give you,” Hersh said at the end of his riveting, but sometimes rambling, 45-minute talk. “It’s a glum narrative. I just don’t see the plan. … I don’t see how he [Obama] is going to get out of this mess.”Hersh, a contributor to The New Yorker and one of the nation’s top investigative journalists, came to fame in the late 1960s for his reporting on the Vietnam War’s My Lai Massacre, which won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. In the decades since, he’s written about a variety of complicated — and controversial — subjects, including the downing of Korean Air Flight 007 by the Soviet Union, the invasion of Iraq, and prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib.Hersh delivered the annual Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy, sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Previous Manshel lecturers include South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrook. Hersh was introduced by Weatherhead Center director Beth Simmons, the Dillon Professor of International Affairs.Simmons said Hersh’s address was fitting because the Weatherhead Center’s mission is to study and shed light on American foreign policy, something Hersh has been doing for decades. She said part of the nation’s character is that it is open to alternate explanations of official actions, something Hersh has often provided.In his talk, Hersh expressed disappointment at the Obama administration’s actions so far, saying that President Obama adopted many of the Bush-Cheney administration’s foreign policy priorities and strategies. Obama, he said, has “abdicated,” caving into the wishes of the top generals, most of whom rose through the ranks under the previous administration. He also questioned Obama’s assertion that American troops would withdraw from Afghanistan next year, saying that a clean exit at this point will be difficult.“We have a commander in chief who refuses to be the commander in chief. I don’t know why because he’s as good as advertised,” Hersh said. “He disappointed a lot of people.”Hersh drew a negative picture of how government operates, saying that across decades people who disagree with official positions have been marginalized in several administrations. The problem was compounded after the 9/11 attacks, he said, by U.S. journalists’ unwillingness to take a hard look at government actions, amounting to the press failing the American people.His talk touched on a variety of trouble spots, including Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several difficult topics, including secret prisons — he says they still operate — Iraqi oil, racism in the military, and the disconnect between how Americans are viewed in the world (largely favorably) and how our national policy is viewed (largely unfavorably).In Afghanistan, Hersh said, the official policy is not to talk with the Taliban, but to kill them. But the wrong people are being killed — mainly moderate Taliban. He scoffed at the idea that peace talks may be under way, saying, there was “not a chance” they were happening. Though the official U.S. policy is to train the Afghan army so it can stand on its own and American troops can leave, dissenting voices that believe there’s little chance of that happening have been marginalized, he said.“No opposition permitted,’ Hersh said. “There you are. The press should have done it, but certainly after 9/11 we were part of the team. Certainly we failed the American people.”last_img read more

OnePlus 8T Starts Receiving OxygenOS With Improved Camera Stability, Gaming Experience

first_img– Advertisement – Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. As per the changelog, system updates for OnePlus 8T include an improved system power consumption performance to reduce heating. A better gaming experience is expected as OnePlus says the update improves mis-touch prevention and optimises the user experience with some mainstream games to reduce lagging risks. The update will reportedly optimise user experience with Alert Slider by adding toast messages while switching among the three modes. It also fixes a Google Play issue and addresses the problem of the status bar hovering on the screen in landscape mode.OxygenOS optimises the mobile network connection in order to improve the network intensity with signal, as mentioned in the changelog. It will also fix the issue of network interruption while playing games.Since OnePlus is rolling out the OxygenOS update in stages, it could take a few days before your OnePlus 8T handset receives the update. If you haven’t received a notification, you can check it manually by going to Settings > System > System updates.- Advertisement –center_img OnePlus 8T is receiving a fresh OxygenOS update that improves camera stability and brings system improvements. OxygenOS has started rolling out to a limited number of handsets in India, Europe, and North America right now, and will have a broader rollout in a few days. Other changes include an optimised gaming experience, improved system power consumption, and enhancements to the Alert Slider. OnePlus 8T had received the OxygenOS update last week.The OnePlus 8T update in India comes with version, as announced on the OnePlus community forum. The update for the smartphone comes with version in Europe, and in North America. Besides camera stability, OxygenOS will also optimise the imaging effect to provide a better shooting experience.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Published brochure for boaters regarding the payment of sojourn tax in 2018

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has prepared a short information brochure for boaters in Croatian, English, German, French, Italian and Polish, regarding the payment of sojourn tax.The brochure contains information on the obligations and possibilities of sailors regarding the payment of the sojourn tax and a table with the amounts of sojourn tax fees. The brochure will be distributed to marinas, port authorities and tourist boards throughout the coast.We remind you that the Ministry of Tourism significantly raised the sojourn tax for boaters in August last year. The drastic increase in the sojourn tax for owners or users of vessels has brought five to six times higher prices of taxes than before, depending on the category of the vessel and the time period for which the tax is paid.For example, the owner of a yacht 9 to 12 meters long has so far had to pay an annual fee of about 150 euros, and according to the new Regulation on determining the amount of sojourn tax for 2018, the price will be about 775 euros, and for yachts 12 to 15 meters annual the fee jumped from 176 euros to 1.024 euros. Also, the Office abolished the payment of an annual lump sum for the use of marinas, which has been the normal practice so far.What is certain is that vessels are movable property, and if sailors are dissatisfied, they can easily move the vessel to another country. The negative consequences are already being felt in all marinas, and will only be felt next year. At the end of the season, the line will be drawn, and I wonder if anyone will respond if there is a rapid decline?Side dish: Boat brochure 2018last_img read more

International Day for Disaster Reduction observed in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews International Day for Disaster Reduction observed in Dominica by: – October 13, 2011 Tweet Share 61 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Flooding in Massacre due to heavy rainfall duing passage of Tropical Storm Ophelia.By resolution 64/200 dated December 21, 2009 the United Nations General Assembly designated October 13th (every year) as the date to commemorate “International Day for Disaster Reduction”. This particular resolution superseded resolution 44/236 which recognized the second Wednesday in October as “international day for natural disaster reduction”.The change in the resolution requires states to bring into sharper focus and to give more significance to disaster risk reduction as a strategy that will inform sustainable development especially in small and vulnerable developing states like ours.This year’s campaign is to “step up disaster risk reduction”, while the theme is “making children and young people partners for disaster risk reduction”.It is instructive to note that approximately 66.5 million children are affected annually by disasters caused by man-made and natural events/hazards. Children and young people find it difficult to cope with unexpected and painful interruptions and trauma in their lives. Dominica has had numerous events during the recent past with many of the victims being children. Given our geographical position and landscape coupled with the issues of climate change there is every reason to expect that the island, like the other islands in the region and by extension the world, will continue to be vulnerable to natural and manmade events. According to the UN General Secretary in an address to mark this day “vulnerability to disaster is growing faster than resilience” The general secretary’s statement insists that building resilience is where the focus needs to be. The issues of climate change and global warning together with natural events such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes and man-made hazards adds to our vulnerability. The issue then becomes, how as a people do we build such resilience against such events? We therefore adopt the precept of disaster risk reduction. We must adopt in our everyday lifestyle, in our cooperate and national development processes a culture of disaster risk reduction. The office of disaster management continues to focus on the disaster management cycle which includes planning, preparing, mitigating, geared at reducing our vulnerability and risk. The citizenry including the children and young people are therefore encouraged to participate in the processes of disaster risk reduction management and decision making undertaken by the office of disaster management and other associate organizations. Disaster events affect people in all spheres of life and therefore we have a responsibility to ourselves, and to our country to be part of the resilience effort. As we recognize the international day for disaster reduction, the office of disaster management think it fitting to launch the official webpage; This webpage is design to reach all ages of society and is designed to be very interactive. The Office of Disaster Managment looks forward to your feedback and let today –international day for disaster reduction, be a part of our everyday life in an effort to reduce disasters.The Office of Disaster Managment looks forward to your feedback and let today –international day for disaster reduction, be a part of our everyday life as we continue in our efforts to reduce disasters.Press ReleaseOffice of Diaster Managementlast_img read more

Batesville Middle School Cross Country State Results

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School boys finished 2nd at the State meet on Saturday. Joshua Myers finished 12th overall, followed by Dillon Murray, 13th, Adam Moster, 29th, Eli Pierson, 48th, James Kuisel, 55th, Tyler Kuntz, 65th, Charlie Laymon, 69th, Benjamin Moster, 72nd, Ean Loichinger, 87th, Kaleb McBeath, 135th, and Aaron Weber, 190th.The Batesville Middle School girls finished 10th at the State meet on Saturday. Liz Loichinger finished 17th overall, followed by Lexi Huber, 35th, Lily Pinckley, 76th, Sarah Ripperger, 80th, Maria Lopez, 116th, Katie Olsen, 122nd, Allie Redwine, 154th, Sarah Price, 166th, and Lily Meyer, 176th.The boys finished the season at 67-1.The girls finished the season at 53-13.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

Plans on hold for Annie Power after the brilliant mare suffers a setback

first_img However, owner Rich Ricci says that race is now off the agenda, with a decision on whether she will be aimed at the World Hurdle or the Mares’ Hurdle at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival also undecided at this stage. He said: “She is fine. She has just had a niggling setback and she will probably not run until Cheltenham. “We won’t take any chances with her as she is too valuable and is my pet. We will do the right thing by her. “She will be back in work at the end of December then we will step her back up and get her ready for Cheltenham. “We will make a decision which race she goes for in February as there is no rush.” Annie Power is unlikely to return to action before the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a setback. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old has won 12 of 14 racecourse outings with her only defeats coming when second to More Of That in the 2014 World Hurdle and when crashing out at the last with the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at her mercy at this year’s Festival. Annie Power bounced back from that fall with a wide-margin Punchestown win back in May and she had been in the frame to return in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse later this month. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Super Eagles Play Senegal in Last Friendly before Nations Cup

first_imgReports from the Eagles’ camp point to a very positive ambience with players and officials thinking of how to bring honour and glory to the nation when the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday, June 21.The Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Zimbabwe on June 9 in their last warm-up game played in Asaba, Delta State.The last time Nigeria and Senegal clashed at senior level was two years ago in London. Kelechi Iheanacho equalized from the spot after Moussa Sow had put Senegal ahead – both goals coming in the second half.Three –time African champions Nigeria are on an eight –match unbeaten run since elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.Today’s game has been scheduled to start at 7pm Egypt time (6pm Nigeria time) and both federations have agreed the match be played behind closed door in order to enable both coaching crews to tinker with tactics and strategy during the encounter.Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that his assistant captain, Ahmed Musa, will not feature in today’s game.Rohr cited ill-health as the reason why the Saudi Arabia-based winger is being left out of the squad.“Musa is sick as a result of this he will not play against Senegal,” the German said.Rohr also revealed that striker Henry Onyekuru and right-back Shehu Abdullahi won’t face the Teranga Lions.There’s however good news as Oghenekaro Etebo and Chidozie Awaziem, who were down with cold while training in Asaba, Delta State, are now fit to play.“Etebo and Awaziem have recovered from illness and they have been training with us. So they are available for selection for the big match against Africa’s best team Senegal,” Rohr said.The Nigeria delegation will depart from Ismailia tomorrow morning for Alexandria – venue of their Group B games against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar on June 22, 26 and 30 respectively.Senegal are up against Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in Group C and will play their games in Cairo.Egyptian referee Mahmoud Ashor will take charge of proceedings today and will be assisted by compatriots Mohamed Abdel Mgeed, Ahmed Salah and Said Abdollah.Egypt 2019 is Nigeria’s 18th appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations, three more than Senegal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazil celebrate Phillipe Coutinho’s second goal against Bolivia in the opening game of the Copa America Demola OjoNigeria’s Super Eagles look forward to a good outing as they face the Teranga Lions of Senegal today in Ismaila, Egypt.The Lions are ranked Africa’s number one team, with the Super Eagles still third in Africa, despite dropping three spots to 45th in the latest FIFA ranking.last_img read more

Trojans not daunted by packed weekend schedule

first_imgIf it seemed like the USC men’s water polo team couldn’t fit much more into its weekends, then think again.The Trojans could potentially play six games this weekend, as they face a Friday doubleheader against No. 15 Princeton and Golden West College, and the SoCal Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. This marks the fourth weekend in a row in which USC has had at least two games scheduled, but this weekend promises to be the biggest of them all.Familiar foe · Senior driver Justin Rappel scored key goals in the USC men’s water polo team’s 11-4 win against Princeton in last season’s match. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan“Before we start the season, [coach Jovan Vavic] puts us through one of the most grueling hell months among any of the sports on the campus,” senior two-meter Jordan Thompson said. “Six games [in three days] is a first — it’s a challenge — but we’ll face it and bite the bullet.”The Trojans will return to McDonald’s Swim Stadium for just the second time this season, squaring off first against a formidable Princeton team that started the year ranked in the top 10, but has since dropped off after going 7-4. The Tigers have been battle-tested so far in 2009, facing then-No. 4 UCLA, No. 16 Santa Clara, No. 19 Brown and No. 20 Johns Hopkins in their first five games. USC and Princeton played each other for the first time last season with the Trojans coming out on top 11-4, behind goals from junior driver Devon Borisoff and senior driver Justin Rappel.“[Princeton] has always had a crafty team, and our coaches prepare us to expect the unexpected,” Thompson said.The latter match of the day is USC’s second scrimmage in just as many weeks, as the Trojans face Golden West, a team often considered to be one of the premier community college water polo teams in the nation. The Rustlers won the 2008 California state water polo championship in their division, and have won 19 titles since beginning play in 1966.On Saturday, the Trojans will travel to Irvine for the SoCal Tournament, a two-day event that is USC’s third tournament of the season. The Trojans won the event last year and showed their sheer dominance in doing so, scoring 49 goals in four games while holding their opponents to a combined score of only 19. USC beat Stanford 8-7 in the final, scoring on a game-winning shot in overtime to secure the championship title.USC will face No. 17 Bucknell in the first game of the tournament, and then play either UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara depending on the result. USC is 3-0 all time against Bucknell, but the two teams have not played since 2004. The Bison are 11-6 this season, and had a four-game winning streak before losing to No. 15 Princeton. But they responded by beating No. 18 Navy,“Because we lost a game early in the season, this tournament holds much more [significance] than any other tournament we’ve played this season,” Thompson said. “It’s absolutely vital that we go in and set the tone early.”If the Trojans can advance, the odds are certainly in their favor to win in the second round; USC has never lost in 14 games to Davis, and is 53-12-2 all-time against Santa Barbara. But with the packed schedule in front of them, getting through the weekend will be an additional challenge in and of itself.last_img read more