The Australian-based John Butler Trio will be touring North America extensively this year, working their way through number of headlining concert dates and festival performances, much to the delight of fans who have eagerly awaited their return. Already known as a force in the music world with a delightful blend of rock that appeals to jam sensibilities and unreal musical skills that frequently leaves onlookers with their jaw dropped, the trio will be bringing their music to the masses at a slew of festivals this summer, including The Ride Festival in Colorado, LOCKN’ in Virginia, and their debut at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. They also have announced dates for individual shows, which will see them traveling from coast to coast between August 17th through September 12th.You can check out the full dates for their summer tour below or on John Butler’s website, and check out a video of John Butler playing “Ocean” at Rothbury back in 2009, in case you’ve forgotten that he’s the man.Summer Tour 20177/8 – Telluride, CO – The Ride Festival8/17 – Washburn, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua8/19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre8/23 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak8/24 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre8/25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore8/26 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’8/27 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company8/30 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival9/1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre9/3 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads9/7 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre9/9 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl9/10 – Bend, OR – Athletic Club of Bend9/12 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Music and Arts Festival
Today, music/food/though/politics/comedy festival OZY Fest has announced the performer lineup for its 2019 event, set to take place at the Great Lawn in New York City’s famed Central Park on July 20th and 21st.Related: OZY Fest 2019 Offers An Eclectic Slate Of Programming Worthy Of The City That Never SleepsOZY Fest is organized by OZY Media, “the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else.” This year’s two-day event will be co-hosted by OZY co-founder and CEO Carlos Watson alongside retired baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez.The 2019 lineup includes musical acts John Legend, Miguel, ARIZONA, and Jazzy Amra; comedians Trevor Noah, Dulcé Sloan, and Ronny Chieng; author Deepak Chopra; New York Times journalist Malcolm Gladwell; filmmaker Spike Lee; politicians Stacey Abrams and Gov. John Kasich; celebrity chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Padma Lakshmi, and Rachael Ray; in addition to “big thought” business leaders Mark Cuban, Cindy Eckert, Thasunda Duckett, Marc Lasry, and many more.“We are thrilled to be partnering with the City of New York to do something truly special,” says Watson. “OZY Fest is like nothing else out there, bringing together the most culturally relevant and eclectic group of celebrities and thought leaders to Central Park, and creating the most interesting two-day weekend for all New Yorkers to enjoy.”A variety of different two-day, single day, and VIP ticketing options for OZY Fest 2019 are available here now. The VIP experience includes unlimited access to the VIP Area, shaded viewing deck with front row space reserved, dedicated festival entrance lane, all-day beer and wine, complimentary catered lunch and dinner, spa treatments, lawn games, concierge services, and more.Head to OZY Fest’s website for more information.
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Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made a gas and condensate discovery at the Orchid-1, the first exploration well in Permit AC/P54 located in the Timor Sea, Australia.Spudded in January 2019, the drilling of the Orchid-1 was undertaken to a total depth of 2,925 meters.The well encountered gas and condensate with the net pay thickness around 34 meters.“The result is in line with PTTEP’s expectation and will be incorporated into development planning of Cash-Maple field which contains 3.5 TCF of resources,” PTTEP said.The well was reportedly drilled by Transocean’s GSF Development Driller I semi-submersible drilling rig.AC/P54 is an exploration permit under PTTEP Australasia project which comprises Permits AC/L3, AC/RL4, AC/RL5, AC/RL6, AC/RL7 (Cash-Maple field), AC/RL10, AC/RL12 and AC/P54 in the Timor Sea off northern Western Australia.According to data on PTTEP Australasia website, the project is currently in the preliminary concept stage, which includes considering both conventional Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) options. Full development of the gas fields will require a multi-billion dollar investment. Offshore Energy Today Staff
Irish company DesignPro Renewables said it has achieved new performance milestones with its hydrokinetic turbine as part of ongoing testing at the SEENEOH test site in Bordeaux, France. The turbine generates energy from flowing water and has been deployed at a dedicated test site on the River Garonne since September 2018.The design, build and initial deployment was supported through funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme which enabled the device to be tested for a full 12 months.In September 2019, the 25Kw unit was due to be removed and decommissioned as the H2020 support had ended, however the new funding and support through the BlueGift programme has allowed the device to stay on trial for a further 12 months.According to DesignPro, this additional testing period has enabled the company to implement upgrades and improvements to the unit, including a new Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) system developed in conjunction with Mitsubishi Electric Ireland.The system is said to have delivered significantly improved performance results just 2 weeks ago on site and marked a milestone for the team.The BlueGift support is specifically aimed at testing the longer-term performance of the device, looking at elements such as wear and tear, replacement parts and operations and maintenance requirements as well as overall survivability of the unit.Vincent Mc Cormack, innovation manager at DesignPro, said: “When you have put so much work, time and resources into developing and building a full-scale turbine it makes sense that you get as much value and learnings from it as possible. This support under BlueGift has allowed us to keep the device in for an additional 12 months at SEENEOH, granting us the opportunity to test the device more rigorously thereby getting us one step closer to having a market-ready product and instilling more confidence for investment and partners.”Vincent Laroque, president of SEENEOH, said: “We are delighted with the renewed confidence of DesignPro Renewables to extend its trials. Europe, via the INTERREG Atlantic Area programme, is offering a tool that is particularly suited to this sector by providing financial support to test sites so that they can open their doors under advantageous conditions for technology developers.”To remind, DesignPro also completed the deployment and testing of its 60kW (DPR60) turbine at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, Scotland in conjunction with Leask Marine.
Area Boys Basketball Sectional Final ScoresSaturday (3-3)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyMorristown 61 Oldenburg 40Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ GreensburgGreensburg 48 Franklin County 35Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Southwestern HanoverSouthwestern 53 Switzerland County 44Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus EastBloomington South 55 Columbus East 52The Greensburg Pirates will be advancing to The 3A Regionals on Saturday, March 10th, at Southridge High School in Huntingburg, south of Jasper, taking on The 3A #3 Evansville Bosse Bulldogs tipping off at 10 AM. Coverage on WRBI will start at 9:30.
Aurora, In. — Spring cleaning season is here and that means more than 90 percent of INDOT’s maintenance staff and over 100 volunteers will be out in force to pick-up litter along Indiana state roads, US highways and interstates this Friday, April 13.In the past, INDOT maintenance staff have worked with the Indiana Department of Corrections crews and together the joint crew has picked up 22,123 bags of trash in the past five years, with 7,346 being picked up in 2017 alone. INDOT spends an average of $5.8 million to accomplish litter pick-up every year on the state’s 11,000 center lane miles of roadway.“Keeping Indiana highways free from litter is no easy feat,” said INDOT Greenfield District Deputy Commissioner Todd May. “But we take pride in our roads and maintaining outstanding roadsides for motorists. We could not do it without our staff, volunteers and motorists doing their part to keep our roads clean.”INDOT asks that all drivers be aware of the work zones that will be in place along the many heavily traveled routes and to move over and slow down to ensure the safety of the individuals operating along the roadway.Litter Prevention ProgramsIn addition to maintenance activities, INDOT utilizes multiple distinct programs to minimize litter along the roadways. These programs include:Adopt-A-Highway: A traditional program that coordinates with community groups that provide trash and litter pickup on two-mile segments of non-interstate Hoosier highways. INDOT will place a sign on the portion of highway these groups adoptSponsor-A-Highway: Though similar to the Adopt-a-Highway program, it’s specifically for trash and litter pickup on one-mile segments of Hoosier interstates (and some high-speed highways not covered under Adopt-a-Highway). Rather than by community groups, the trash is picked up by a vendor hired by the groupsHoosier Gateways: INDOT staff facilitates individuals or groups interested in beautifying entrances to communities, cloverleaf or other interchanges, medians, roundabouts, or small segments of roadway by connecting them with proper community officialsAdditional information on these programs can be found online here.Preventing Litter on Hoosier RoadwaysINDOT encourages Hoosiers to prevent litter on Indiana highways and aid clean-up efforts. Here’s how:Don’t litter: Set a good example for everyone, especially children.Be responsible: Carry a litter bag in your car instead of tossing trash out the window.Put a lid on it: Make sure trash can lids are securely fastened. If you have curbside trash collection, don’t put lose trash in boxes or untied bags.Check on it: If you own a business, check dumpsters daily to ensure doors are closed.Report it: Report areas where people have illegally dumped garbage to INDOT’s Customer Service line at 1 (855) INDOT4U (463-6848)Adopt it: If you or your family is involved in an extracurricular group, encourage the group to adopt a highway. More details are online here.
U.S. 36 has run the RaceSaver division for two years. The Sprint Series of Nebraska visits there four times this year. “There’s been a lot of interest by drivers who want to run twice a week,” Boller said. “Bethany is only 15 miles or so from the Iowa state line and there are drivers in the Des Moines area who were looking for a place to run on Saturday nights.” “We want to continue building the division and giving those drivers another track to race at 10 nights is one way we can do that,” he continued. Ten dates, all but one of them on Saturday nights, are on the 2020 schedule at Bethany. Opening night is April 25 with points racing slated through Aug. 29. BETHANY, Mo. – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have had Jon Boller Jr. on speed dial since his announcement the winged division would be new at his Bethany Speedway this season. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars also run at both Missouri venues while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also run at Osborn. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season there runs from April 17 to Aug. 28. Sanctioned Sprints also run Fridays at the Boller-promoted U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn.
Published on September 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm SEATTLE — Doug Hogue tried to find the words to explain the frustration. Of course, Jake Locker was a Heisman Trophy candidate. Of course, SU wasn’t expected to win on the West Coast. These were things Hogue and his teammates heard all week. But to get blindsided by two of Washington’s other guys really killed him. Shaking his head outside of the Syracuse locker room after the game, he finally found something to describe the missed opportunities that led to the Washington rout. ‘Washington played good,’ Hogue said. ‘I thought they came out with a good game plan for us. A lot of times, we shot ourselves in the foot.’ Hogue and the Syracuse defense spent the last week focused on Locker. If one player was going to beat Syracuse on Saturday, it sure wasn’t going to be Locker. But with the focus on the Heisman candidate all week, the rest of the Husky offense made the most of an opportunity to take advantage of a shaky SU defense, ultimately leading Washington to a decisive 41-20 victory in front of a crowd of 62,418 at Husky Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and running back Chris Polk each took turns torching the Syracuse defense time and time again. When the final seconds ticked off the clock, the pair had abused the proud SU defense through the air and on the ground, to the tune of 298 yards and four touchdowns. Adding salt to an open wound, Locker still provided his own stamp on the game. Though the SU defense properly neutralized his ability to run the ball, he finished the game 22-for-33 for 289 yards and four touchdowns. ‘They did a nice job,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘They made plays, and I thought their quarterback played well. We gave up some big plays and missed tackles.’ Early on, it appeared as though Syracuse would pick up where it left off last weekend at Akron. Quarterback Ryan Nassib led the Orange to two scoring drives to open the game, and the defense kept Locker and Co. pinned back in their own territory. Just when the Orange appeared to have control of the game, things started to slip out of control. The momentum shifted on Washington’s first scoring drive, and the Orange was unable to get it back for the rest of the game. ‘Defensively, I thought we were aggressive,’ Marrone said. ‘But when we were in the position to make plays, we didn’t make (them).’ Leading up to the matchup against the Huskies, Syracuse strong safety Max Suter referred to the pass defense as ‘lights out’ when it didn’t allow a single touchdown pass a week earlier against Akron. It was the first time in over a year the Orange had accomplished the feat. But Saturday, the tables were turned. This time, it was the defensive secondary’s inability to stop the big play that served as the weak link in a defense that looked much different from just a week earlier. ‘The wide receivers did a good job,’ SU defensive end Chandler Jones said. ‘They did a good job of getting yards after the catch, and that’s what hurt us the most.’ Whether it was Shamarko Thomas and Mike Holmes both going after what could have been an easy interception or letting Polk slip away for a 52-yard touchdown run after he was pinned in the backfield, SU’s defense let what could have been a close game become an onslaught. For a squad entering the game with so much pride and optimism, it was a disappointing performance. Syracuse’s defense gave up four plays of more than 25 yards in the second half alone Saturday. ‘It’s not how you start,’ SU linebacker Derrell Smith said. ‘It’s how you finish. We’ve just got to finish the game.’ Once the Husky defense started making stops, the offense followed. As the Husky defense tightened up after allowing the game’s first 10 points, Locker’s offense kept the SU defense on the field for long, demoralizing scoring drives. Washington went on to score 27 unanswered points and cruised to victory. By the time the Orange finally scored again, in the fourth quarter, half the stadium had already started heading for the exits. The game was over. With so much promise coming into the game, Marrone was visibly distraught with the outcome. But after letting off some postgame steam, and despite the overall frustration, Marrone was still able to think somewhat positively. ‘We’re going to need to fight and scratch every day in practice,’ Marrone said. ‘And we’ll fight and scratch every day in a game, and we’ll be fine.’ [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted Joseph Turow, a professor from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, for a talk on technology and retail stores on Monday afternoon.Technological takeover · University of Pennsylvania professor Joseph Turow spoke about how in-store media has affected sales and revenues on Monday. – Jessica Zhou | Daily TrojanTurow said there will be another wave of technology within the next decade that will make shopping at malls and grocery stores a more personalized experience for each user.Turow discussed how appliances in stores that market messages to shoppers function as media. He gave the examples of coupon papers on the shelves of the grocery store and the televisions found on the ceiling of the local movie rental store that play trailers of movies, both in hopes of gaining the clients’ attention and influencing to make a purchase.Turow said 40 percent of Facebook revenues now comes from mobile use, nine in 10 American adults now have a cell phone and 57 percent of adults own smartphones.“Clearly mobile is an important media,” Turow said. “It is the most persuasive medium in the world. People sleep with their phones. People know their phones are lost more than their credit cards. And marketers really know this.”Given this information, Turow explained that due to users’ constant consumption of information through mobile devices, many businesses are finding ways to make their retail experience more personalized.Though in its beginning stages, there is an idea to produce an in-store tracking map of each person walking into a specific store via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Theoretically, Turow said consumers would connect their phones to the retail store, which would start their personalized experience.Turow gave the example of a grocery store. Every time the person purchases a food item, it will supposedly register as data on that person’s account so that the next time the consumer shops at the grocery store, the marketers will show any coupons for the foods that the consumer has bought before.Turow located problems within the system’s algorithms that start collecting personal data of each shopper.He predicted that the collected data would create social hierarchies, which would encourage people to shop for goods at their socioeconomic “level.”Turow used Neiman Marcus as an example of a store that could look at a consumer’s previous purchases and, using algorithms, judge if that consumer is someone who would be able to shop at Neiman Marcus.“At that point, someone decided who you are — that is the problem,” said Ellen Helsper, an associate professor in media and communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.If this system were put in place, it would run the risk of preventing a person’s perceived identity from changing.Turow argued that a business should split its square footage in half and use one of the spaces as a place to try clothes on and shop online, in order to transform the shopping experience into an easier system.Turow said he believes that online shopping is gaining popularity, so a consumer could try on the clothing in the store and then order it online at his or her leisure.“I can put on a medium coat, and then have it tomorrow,” Turow said of trying something on in a store and ordering it online.Turow described businesses that are now advancing their in-store media to brand their retail even further, giving consumers a more powerful experience.“In society, [two things are] really important in retail experience: touch and feel. [The] human experience is even now more important,” Helsper said.Turow anticipated this transformation within retail shopping to happen in a decade, but says that the execution of the idea is still in the works.“The programs are transforming the architecture of physical and digital retailing and the relationship between the two, in ways that make the selling environment increasingly dynamic and mutable for the individual prospect,” Turow said. “You are changing the store for the person walking through -— that’s the goal.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan