Premiere funk band Lettuce washed up on the shores of the Dominican Republic, as the band joined their jam scene contemporaries at the 2016 edition of this glorious tropical event. It doesn’t get much better than great music on the beach, and Lettuce certainly delivered a memorable performance at Dominican Holidaze last December.Fortunately, the organizers of Holidaze have been sharing videos from the event. After premiereing “Sounds Like A Party” with us early last week, Dominican Holidaze and TourGigs have teamed up to share the latest installment – “Do It Like You Do.” With Nigel Hall crushing vocals, Lettuce sounds as fresh as ever on this Fly track.Check out “Do It Like You Do,” streaming in the video below.Like seeing Lettuce on the beach? Don’t miss their upcoming Fool’s Paradise event on March 31st and April 1st in St. Augustine, FL. Lettuce will be hosting bands like Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, and more, with Antwaun Stanley and Oteil Burbridge as artists-at-large! More information can be found here.[Photo by Josh Timmermans]
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If your credit union is a card issuer than July 22nd is a day your calendar should be marked.Responding to merchant complaints about the length of time it is taking to get their EMV compliant Point-Of-Sale terminals certified, Visa announced in June that it is limiting chargebacks that issuers can impose on merchants. Amex has also announced similar changes as has MasterCard. Here is a technical breakdown of the specifics.Remember that, effective October 2015, liability for counterfeit card transactions shifted from always being the responsibility of the issuing bank or credit union to merchants whose POS terminals could not process EMV chip enabled transaction. continue reading »
The second HOW Festival will be held from October 3 to 5 at the Valamar Isabella Island Resort in Poreč.The first, which took place in Falkensteiner near Zadar, exceeded all expectations of the organizers and gathered over 500 participants, mostly hotel directors, operations managers and hotel department heads.The aim of the Festival is to present world trends in hotel operations, encourage participants to implement them, but also provide networking and entertainment to those present. This year, the workshops are segmented according to the hotel’s food and beverage, sales and marketing, technology, wellness, household, procurement and human resources departments.Just some of this year’s topics of lectures, panel discussions and workshops are:Data – how to meet your guestsCommunication technology within the hotelWhat do 21st century guests look for for breakfast?Energy savingHow to increase revenue after booking and on the spot?Employee engagement and retentionModern procurement in the hotel industryPanelists and workshop participants are regional and international experts, focusing exclusively on global trends aimed at raising the quality of hotel operations. The first early early bird registration fees are available until May 15, and their number is limited to 70.You can sign up here, and more information is available at official site Festival.
“Maison is exactly what affluent downsizers and executives desire. They still want to live in the inner city, but without the maintenance of a big family home. These units are bigger than most houses but owners will be able to lock up and go easily.” THE BASICS More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoA render of one of the residences in Maison, a new multi-residential development coming to 60 Moray St, New Farm. Image supplied.Originally from Brisbane, buyers Justin and Dominique Hind have been living in Sydney for the past two decades, but the Sunshine State will always be home.“With a young family, we’re now spending an increased amount of time in Brisbane and we were looking for a base to come and go from,” Mr Hind said. Name of development: MAISON Brief description: Maison is set to be a landmark in Brisbane for its nature inspired design, which boasts landscaped planting wraps that cascade along the curved façade. Developers: Graya™ and Frank Developments Architect: Joe Adsett Architects Prices: From $2.7 million Address: 60 Moray Street, New Farm, Brisbane Construction start: October 2020 Expected construction finish: Fourth quarter of 2021 Website for further details: www.maisonnewfarm.com.au Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire has been appointed as the project’s marketing agent and has already sold one of the apartments offmarket to a couple from Sydney.“The inner-city apartment market has been crying out for a build of this high standard and quality,” Mr Lancashire said.“This early offmarket sale shows you there’s a lot of pent-up demand. It was only a matter of time before they brought their passion and pedigree for design innovation, craftmanship and quality to the multi-residential space.Rob Gray said he hoped Maison’s location and design would make it a landmark building that people would recognise for years to come. “There was no better place in Brisbane to have a luxury apartment than the New Farm river strip,” Mr Gray said. The penthouse will have its own private rooftop with a pool, barbecue area and open space.Construction is due to commence next month and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.Graya and Frank Developments are behind a number of luxury home builds in Brisbane’s inner-city suburbs.The trio teamed up to create the luxury home known as ‘Laurent’ in Paddington, which sold for $4 million last year. Mr Adsett said Maison would offer apartment living with the same spatial qualities and characteristics of a house, within walking distance of James Street, New Farm Park, Howard Smith Wharves and the CBD.“Joe thinks like a luxury house designer, so his attention to detail is phenomenal in the apartment space and it will be sought-after by people looking for a house replacement,” Mr Gray said. “We were so happy when we found our site. The corner lot makes the floor plans extremely efficient and liveable, unlike many of the dark and compromised floor plans you see time and again.“We feel many people are missing the market by not truely delivering what their end occupant wants in regards to design and lifestyle. We have long careers ahead of us but we know this will be a flagship project that we have put everything we have into.”Designed by architect Joe Adsett to stand the test of time, the building will use natural and eco-friendly materials to ensure the vertical greenery will be irrigated by a rainwater harvesting system. Andrew and Rob Gray of Graya, with Frank Licastro of Frank Developments, have launched a new, multi-residential development, Maison, in New Farm.They are three of the biggest names in Brisbane development, known for changing the landscape of the city’s inner suburbs with their cutting-edge take on the Queenslander home.Now, friends and industry peers Rob and Andrew Gray of Graya, and Frank Licastro of Frank Developments are taking on a new challenge — launching their first multi-residential project.French for ‘home’, Maison is set to be a landmark development in Brisbane for its nature-inspired design, featuring landscaped planting wraps that cascade along the curved façade. A render of one of the residences in Maison, a new multi-residential development coming to 60 Moray St, New Farm. Image supplied.With the ambition of becoming the city’s most exclusive address, the building will comprise only five, full-floor sky homes in the heart of New Farm — embracing the growing demand for low-maintenance apartments with house-like qualities.The property moguls spent two years searching for the perfect site on which to bring their vision to life before finding 60 Moray Street.“We have known each other for over a decade, since we started in the construction industry,” Mr Licastro said. A render of Maison, coming to 60 Moray St, New Farm. Image: Frank Developments.“We had been looking for the right site for well over two years and we found it on a beautifully square corner block in Moray Street, which allowed for three sides of light in our sky homes.”Each of the five residences will have four bedrooms, direct lift access, an abundance of natural light, cross-ventilation and floor-to-ceiling glass framing sweeping views of Brisbane’s skyline, river and New Farm.The development will have a private recreational deck for residences one to four, which will include a pool, barbecue and alfresco and lounge spaces. “We’ve also been long time fans of the boys at Graya and of Joe Adsett’s work. “When Maison came to life, it had our instant interest combining an unbeatable location in New Farm, amazing world class design and superior quality that Graya is known for.”
CGG and TGS will conduct the Greater Castberg TopSeis survey in the Barents Sea during Q2 2019. The survey is 5,000 sq km, and will be acquired and processed with the latest developments of CGG’s TopSeis acquisition and imaging technology.The survey will include the highly prospective Castberg area, and cover existing and newly awarded licenses in addition to open acreage with several play models in multiple geological layers. The acquisition is expected to start late Q2 2019 with final delivery to clients in Q4 2020.Kristian Johansen, CEO, TGS, said: “Greater Castberg will expand the great TGS data coverage in the Barents Sea. The survey sits in the right place of the Barents Sea, and production licenses will start producing from this area in 2022. The area calls for high-technology solutions, and a tailor-made solution for this area is created in close collaboration with the clients and within the JV.”Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG, said: “Our unique TopSeis solution combines an innovative source-over-spread acquisition geometry with CGG’s advanced imaging technology. This unique solution enables our clients to delineate shallow-to-intermediate depth targets in the Barents Sea, which are not resolved by conventional methods. The new survey will add to CGG’s library of modern broadband multi-client data in the Barents Sea, an excellent resource for optimizing the discovery and development of hydrocarbons.”The project is supported by industry funding.