“Make Music Day” To Host 4,500+ Free Concerts, Events, Lessons Across The U.S.

first_imgThe annual worldwide Make Music Day is set to return on June 21st, with more than 4,500 events, music lessons, jam sessions and, of course, concerts, scheduled in more than 70 different U.S. cities. Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique (in French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music”), it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. The U.S. arm of Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation.As the event’s mission statement notes, “Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician–young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion–pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public. Watch a clip from past Make Music Day celebrations below.As Rolling Stone notes:Make Music Day will revive several staple events for 2018, including over 200 Mass Appeals. The festival’s signature gathering boasts massive groups of musicians delivering impromptu performances while playing the same instruments. Elsewhere, hundreds of marching band enthusiasts will be able to celebrate the work of John Philip Sousa at various Sousapaloozas, while “Street Studios” will be set-up in more than 10 cities. These pop-up recording stations allow DJs and producers to make music with anyone who wanders by (one will even be placed in a cow pasture in Reedsburg, Wisconsin).… Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will honor hometown hero Usher with a special car karaoke station. At the Nashville airport, local legend Lucius “Spoon Man” Talley will lead travelers in a mass spoon play-along … In New York City, a special Broadway revue will be held at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, while a massive concert featuring music in a range of styles will be held at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. In New Haven, Connecticut, organizers will try to break the record for the most vocal solos in a song recording.Check out what Make Music Day events are going on near you, and get out there and make some damn music on June 21st! For a full list of participating cities and events, head to the Make Music Day website.[Video: Make Music Day][H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Indonesian telecom companies enjoy data traffic surge during Idul Fitri

first_imgTelkomsel president director Setyanto Hantoro said many customers celebrated Idul Fitri differently this year amid the outbreak.Telkomsel, a subsidiary of state-owned PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), also noted unusually high data traffic in Greater Jakarta, which typically emptied during the holiday as people leave for their hometowns. Instead, it recorded a 60.9 percent yoy surge in data traffic in the area during this year’s Muslim holiday celebration.Jakarta is the hardest hit region in the country as and accounted for some 7,000 of more than 24,000 people infected with the coronavirus across Indonesia as of Thursday afternoon, official data show. The city administration has extended the PSBB in the capital for a third time until June 4.Meanwhile, publicly listed PT XL Axiata recorded a 25 percent surge in data traffic during the celebration compared to normal days prior to the pandemic.Data use through instant messaging services rose 32 percent, video call services jumped 26 percent, social network services increased 22 percent and streaming services, which include game, video, music and movie streaming, climbed 14 percent.XL acting chief technology officer I Gede Darmayusa said the services and data consumption patterns during this year’s Idul Fitri related with the pandemic, which forced people to spend more time at home.”Probably, the customers’ activity of uploading pictures or videos showing their travel experiences is no longer possible as the tourist objects are closed. Instead, now family gatherings are replaced with virtual ways using video call services,” he said in a statement on Thursday, as quoted by Kontan.co.id. (prm)Topics : She went on to say that the data traffic had risen because customers were staying at home, adhering to the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) ban.Stocks of Indosat have lost almost 29 percent of their value so far this year, after recovering a loss of more than 58 percent in late March.The government banned the mudik, which usually sees dozens of millions of people travel nationwide, to prevent further spread of the disease. At the same time, as many as four provinces and 26 regencies/cities across Indonesia, including Greater Jakarta, Bandung in West Java and Surabaya in East Java, are implementing the PSBB, shutting schools, factories and offices, except for essentials services, and limiting people’s movement.Telkomsel also recorded a steep hike of 75.4 percent in mobile data use during the Idul Fitri celebration compared to normal days, with WhatsApp usage jumping by 49.2 percent. Social media platforms still dominated data use at 30.8 percent, showing an uptick of 3.6 percent from normal use.  Indonesia’s telecommunication companies have enjoyed a surge in data traffic during this year’s Idul Fitri celebration as customers connected with family and friends online amid large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and a ban on the traditional holiday exodus to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.Publicly listed PT Indosat has reported that its data traffic rose 27 percent in the period compared to the average traffic prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its customers were using more messaging, social media, video streaming and gaming applications.“Since we partnered with [streaming service] Viu in May, we have also seen a significant increase in our user engagement and data traffic from the video streaming app,” said Indosat Ooredoo group head of corporate communications Turina Farouk in a statement on Friday.last_img read more

Holiday hot spots where house prices are set to skyrocket

first_imgEast Ballina topped the list. House prices are forecast to increase there by almost 28 per cent by 2022. Bilambil Heights’ median house price is tipped to rise 26.7 per cent, or $152,000 to its current $721,000. This Bilambil Heights house at 20 Sierra Vista Blvd has a $598,000 price tag. While 122A Broadwater Esp, Bilambil Heights, is on the market for $1.795 million.Select Residential Property Research Group director of research Jeremy Sheppard said the analysis focused on holiday locations that also had solid market fundamentals outside the tourism sector. “The (Gold Coast and Tweed Heads) region is well-known for its abundance of natural beauty, which draws millions of tourists each year,” he said.“However, suburbs like Bilambil Heights are also popular with local residents because of its topography as well as location within an easy commute of the Gold Coast.”North Estate Agents Tweed Heads’ Steve Riding said Bilambil Heights had been a sleeping suburb for decades but was starting to come into its own. “I have lived there for 27 years and it’s always been called a ‘poor man’s paradise’,” he said.“When I first moved to Bilambil Heights it was a quiet little backwater (town) no one knew about, but as time has gone on people are discovering it for what it is.“Its claims to fame are the views (which are) second to none, the Tweed shire and easy access to the beach and freeway, but it’s country living.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The top holiday suburbs where house prices are predicted to skyrocket have been revealed.A NORTHERN NSW suburb has been named one of the country’s top holiday destinations primed for property price growth in three years.Bilambil Heights beat out Rosetta in Hobart, Kuluin on the Sunshine Coast and Wollongong’s Kiama to claim second place on the list of top 20 hot spots, according to SuburbGrowth.com.au. MORE NEWS: World Toilet Day: the best loos on the market MORE NEWS: Old-world charm meets modern design in quaint cottage Bilambil Heights ranked second on the list with house prices set to soar by almost 27 per cent.Mr Riding said a lot of Sydney buyers had been priced out of their own market so were purchasing investment property in the area and later relocating. “Prices are rising as we speak,” he said. “(Buyers) see a reasonable market here that is going up in value so they secure a property, the rent pays the mortgage then when they move up two to four years down the track, they renovate it.“It’s a good place to invest and also a good place to buy your first home.”last_img read more

Ada Mae Rowlett

first_imgAda Mae Rowlett, 78, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday April 21, 2019 in Rising Sun, Indiana.She was born April 6, 1941 in Ohio, daughter of the late James Peak and Vella (Craig) Bowman.Ada worked as a Packer and Fork Lift operator for Anchor Glass, retiring after over 35 years of service.She was a member of New Life Southern Baptist Church, and she attended Hope Baptist Church.Ada was an Anchor Glass Retiree and she looked forward to getting together with the other retirees each month. She loved to eat out every Tuesday with “Willie’s Friends”. Ada Mae enjoyed going antiquing, mowing the yard, working out in the yard and going shopping. She just loved spending time with her friends and family, no matter what she was doing.Ada Mae is survived by her children, Paula (Joey) Meyer of Aurora, IN, Michael (Kathy) Storey of Aurora, IN, Terry Storey of Aurora, IN, Ryan (Angie) Storey of Moores Hill, IN; step sons, Mark “Shorty” Rowlett of Jeffersonville, IN, Matt Rowlett of Manchester, IN; brother, Bobby Peak of Mercer, PA; grandchildren, Ryan (Ashley) Meyer, Markie (Joey) Smith, Sara (Donnie Getz) Storey, Paul (London) Storey, Lucas Storey, Desire Ascherman, Hunter (Donna) Storey, Merdth Paris, Allie Storey, Skylar Storey, Kody (Hillary) Storey, Mitchell (Rylee Brogan) Storey, Zach (Leah) Storey, Quinton Rowlett, Mark Rowlett, Brandon (Jessica) Rowlett, Brian Rowlett III; 14 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Rowlett, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 1 step son and 1 step daughter.Friends will be received Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US 50, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Services will be held at the church at 2:00 pm with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.Private Interment will follow.Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Hope Baptist Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

DeSantis announces ‘roadmap’ to reopen schools in fall

first_imgSince the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak classes were forced to be done virtually at home, now the governor of Florida says that a “roadmap” is in place to safely bring students back to Florida school campuses this fall.On Thursday, governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference with Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran at the Viera Regional Community Center in Melbourne.DeSantis said the decision to reopen schools in the fall will be left to individual districts.“We believe those are locally driven decisions,” he said. “We believe what that looks like may look different in Brevard (County) than it does in Miami-Dade (County) than it does in Baker County, and so we want to empower not just the superintendents, but all the local stakeholders to be able to craft a solution that makes the most sense for that area.”Corcoran said that studies show that kids were at extremely low-risk for contracting or spreading COVID-19 and said that even more harm is done when children don’t have that face-to-face learning experience. Corcoran said the plan is a safe opening plan.last_img read more

Overtime 10-2-13

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier BILL NEAL :10 Yeah, I am in my spot.  So what!  A lot of good it’s doing me…Can I please ask a question here? Well, in a manner of speaking I guess that is a question.  Anyway, why in the good Lord’s name if you have 39 seconds on the clock before the half do you not throw the ball down field at least twice, or at the very least position yourself for the field goal?!?!:09 You realize of course that those low grades in Chicago shot damn near more people in two days than the terrorists shot at that mall in Kenya. But you want to keep thinking we don’t have a problem and there’s nothing you need to do. To make the world a better place. Yea…you keep thinking that.:08 Hey, my bad. The third Manning brother’s name is Cooper, not Charles, and he didn’t play because of injury and illness, not lack of talent. Sorry Coop…what?…what? Ok, I made my third mistake of the year…deal with it!:07 All you Tiger haters, and yes you’re out there and yes there are many…and all because you can’t have 17 White women on call!  Anyway, he’s the player of the year.  Now run tell that!:06 Here’s the problem in a nutshell and any old school baller will tell you.  If I hit harder than you, if I block better than you, and if I tackle better than you, I am going to win period!  Go ahead ask somebody. Better than that, go ask a “Westinghouse Bulldog.” They’ll tell ya (and you have to be meaner and nastier than the other guy—ya just gotta be—ask Mean Joe Greene).:05 While we’re at it. It doesn’t hurt if I am smarter than you. And oh, by the way, I told you when they gave Ben the $100 million he wasn’t worth it.  Bettis and the defense carried him. Ok, I’ll give him two great throws in the Super Bowl wins, but they were great catches too.:04 Do-over…take-back…my-bad!…Call it what you want, but Paula Patton is not finer than Halle Berry or “J-Lo.”  Man, I’m sorry I said it. C’mon, ya’ll know I’ve had 4 or 5 concussions back in the day.  All that said, here’s your movie review you know and love. Baggage Claim, starring Ms. Patton and a bunch of stars, gets 2-1/2 basketballs. Cute movie, predictable, but enjoyable.  Halle’s still the queen.:03 I am gonna have to get another spare job to pay Gary White down at The Savoy the $100 I am going to owe him if the Steelers can’t win nine games.  C’mon man.:02 Because he’s the star and tearing it up on both sides of the box. Here’s to my cousin Denny Briggs Jr. and his Shadyside Acad­emy team. They’re 5-0 and Denny is on his way to Pitt.  Way to go cuz. (Ya’ll know I gotta pump him up so I can get them free Pitt tickets next year!):01 Hey, did I mention the Pirates are in the playoffs?  Well they are.  Now somebody go wake up that “Jolly Roger” guy they keep talking about.:00 OVERTIME—I know, I know, if…if…if…if! If the Steelers win just 9 games, they’re in. Well you know what they say.  If my uncle had better looking legs, he would be my aunt!!:00 DOUBLE OVERTIME–It is with a heavy, heavy heart that we say farewell to a super, super, super, super man who allowed me the privilege of being his friend.  God Bless You L.C. “Hollywood Bags” Greenwood! You now join heaven’s Hall of Fame.~ GAME  OVER ~last_img read more

Committee Focuses on Fort Hancock Repair, Future Use

first_imgBy John BurtonSANDY HOOK – In what is expected to be a two- or three-year process, a citizens’ committee studying the future of Fort Hancock and its historic structures has begun its work.The National Park Ser­vice (NPS) has convened a 20-member committee from a variety of fields to look at the possible future use and pre­servation of 38 structures at the former military installation, located at the northern tip of Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook.Officers Row at Fort Hancock after Super Storm SandyMany of the location’s structures, most of them more than a century old, have been deteriorating. “Some of these buildings, it may be too late to save already,” NPS spokesman John Harlan Warren said.Warren said Linda Canzanelli, superintendent for Gateway recreation areas, told the committee as they gathered for the first time last week it was “the last best chance to save Fort Hancock.”“I think that sums it up quite nicely,” Warren said.Warren also acknowledged “There will be little or no NPS money for the long-term preservation.”Among the committee members is Lynda Rose, president and chief operating officer of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Rose said, while it was “way too soon” to be talking about possible strategies for the location’s future, “there are some wonderful ideas out there.”Eventually, “like any good strategy session, we’ll put everything on the table and then talk about what’s possible, what’s not possible and why isn’t it possible,” Rose said.Another committee member, Mary Eileen Fouratt, executive director of the Monmouth County Arts Council, the arts education and advocacy organization headquartered in Red Bank, is looking to “see where the possibilities are.“I just think it is a beautiful place and has such a great history,” Fouratt said, “I’d like to see something happen other than buildings falling down.”Rose said that as a chamber of commerce president she would “like to see some hotels out there. I’d like to see some B and Bs out there.” But, she would also like to see arts venues and educational components and all should be accomplished while keeping with the park’s natural beauty and environment in mind.“There are ways to do things: wrong ways and right ways,” she said.While the committee is the first convened by the park service under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) to investigate ways to rehabilitate the former Army fort’s structures, it is not the first time the NPS has tried to work out a strategy to preserve them by way of a public/private partnership.The park service struck a deal with a private developer in 1999 to renovate the buildings that the developer then would lease out for a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit uses. The plan became quite controversial. A bitter battle lasted for about 10 years with opponents going to federal court to block the plan, alleging it would allow for the commercialization of parkland intended for the public’s recreational use. Proponents, including the park service, contended the plan was a means of preserving a historic resource without relying on taxpayer dollars.The park service eventually canceled the agreement when the developer failed to obtain the necessary financial backing to move the project forward. Only two buildings were renovated.Rose said the public/private partnership “can be done,” pointing to other national park areas, including The Presidio and Cavallo Point, located in Northern California. Those locations are “very respectful of the community, of the property and more important, the history,” of the sites, she said.During the committee’s first meeting last week at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, George Moffatt offered a different view. “The only use for those buildings should be educational and recreational,” he said.Moffatt was a board member of Save Sandy Hook, the group that had opposed the park service’s plan to work with the developer.Prior to Super Storm Sandy – which resulted in the park being temporarily closed due to damage – fort buildings were used by educational, nonprofit and government entities. While sections of the recreation area sustained considerable storm damage, Fort Hancock managed to escape the worst of it.Work to fix and rehabilitate the park is ongoing, but major projects, including the repair of the sewerage system, will have to wait until money from the Sandy relief bill, signed Tuesday night by President Obama, makes its way through the funding system, Warren said.Committee members, who are volunteers with experience in science, real estate, cultural arts, education and local and county government, are expected to meet four to six times a year during the next two to three years to devise recommendations for the site.last_img read more

Doctor from Fair Haven Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

first_imgTRENTON – A doctor who admitted writing illegal prescriptions for oxycodone was sentenced Monday to 57 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute the medication illegally, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.Jacqueline Lopresti, 52, of Fair Haven, previously pleaded guilty before Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.Lopresti was the second doctor convicted in connection with this large oxycodone distribution conspiracy. Last week, Dr. Hassan Lahham was sentenced to 108 months in prison by Judge Wolfson in connection with his involvement in the same scheme. Also last week, two co-defendants, Christopher Erwin, 49, of Barnegat, and Stephen Sampson, 52, of Manahawkin, were sentenced by Wolfson to 188 months and 96 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in the conspiracy.In total, 28 people have been charged and convicted in this oxycodone distribution conspiracy.According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Oxycodone is the active ingredient in brand name pills such as Oxycontin, Roxicodone and Percocet. It is a Schedule II controlled substance – meaning that it has a high potential for abuse, a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions, and abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.In 2009, Lopresti issued prescriptions to co-conspirators for drugs containing oxycodone, outside the usual course of medical practice and not for any legitimate medical purpose. The prescriptions were filled at various pharmacies located in and around Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic counties and redistributedlast_img read more

LONGSHOT GUY CODE NEVER LOOKS BACK IN TAKING $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY ALMEIDA, CALIFORNIA-BRED BY BLAZONRY GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:15.54

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2016)–The lone California-bred in a field of seven older horses, longshot Guy Code sped to the front and never looked back under Tiago Pereira and held off the late charge of favored Roy H to win Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a head. Trained by former jockey Goncalino Almeida, the 4-year-old Blazonry gelding covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.54.Off at 14-1, Guy Code paid $31.20, $13.40 and $7.20. Owned by Heart Racing Stable, Guy Code picked up his fourth win from 18 starts, and with the winner’s share of $45,240, increased his earnings to $166,640.Almeida, a former champion jockey from Brazil, was asked in the Winner’s Circle if Pereira, who is also a Brazilian native, had ridden to instructions.“All the time!” he said. “He’s Portuguese!”Ridden by Flavien Prat, Roy H was a close third turning for home but couldn’t quite get to the winner in a solid effort. Off at 5-2, he finished 1 ½ lengths in front of Carlot Cowboy and paid $4.40 and $3.00.Ridden by Stewart Elliott and owned by world champion downhill skier, Bode Miller, Carlot Cowboy kept to his task at the rail and prevailed by a nose over Distinctive B for third money. Off at 17-1, Carlot Cowboy paid $6.80 to show.First post time for an 11-race program on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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