Nicholas Gerlach Gives Us His Top 5 Reasons To Attend Hyperion Festival

first_imgHyperion Music and Arts Festival holds a special place in the hearts of jam and electronic music fans in Indiana. The festival has brought some of the most exciting acts in the festival scene to Spencer, IN over the last 4 years including Snarky Puppy, Gramatik, the Floozies, and Break Science. On top of that, Hyperion has built a reputation of bringing in groups that are talented regional fan favorites. The festival functions as an ideal end of summer get together for music fans all over the Midwest.I have had the pleasure of performing at the festival each year since its inception in 2012. This year they have asked me to return as an Artist at Large. It feels good to finally be recognized for my skills as a large artist. It seems like once someone pops they can’t stop when it comes to Hyperion. I’ve hardly ever met someone that has been to the festival only once. Those that have been before understand why this is true. Here are the top 5 reasons you should go to Hyperion if you have never been before.1. The location – It is held every year at Stable Studios in Spencer, IN. The venue is a horse farm that has been converted into a concert venue/recording studio and is almost a headliner in and of itself. Those that don’t like camping in sweltering open fields will be glad to know that shaded camping is widely available at this family affair. Stable Studios is located just an hour Southwest of Indianapolis and just 20 minutes outside of Bloomington, IN, the home of Indiana University.2. The production – The party has been described by some as a “mini Electric Forest”. This largely surrounds the production value of the festival. Herm Productions pulls out the stops every year when it comes to stage and site lighting. They even manage to light up the island in the middle of the lake every year. I’m not sure of a festival where someone can get more bang for their buck when it comes to lights.3. THE CLAM – Located deep in the woods of Spencer, IN is one of the most fun side stages of the summer, THE CLAM. It’s hard to describe the clam other than just saying that it is an inflatable clam located in an opening in the woods where pretty much anything goes. The BRSTNKTR set was my favorite particular set at THE CLAM last year. I hear there’s some weird thing going on there this year with some band that broke up or something.4. Balance – One huge advantage of this festival is that the three-headed monster that runs it. Sara Elifritz, Alex “Herm” Schneider, and Brent “Brent” Nixon are all production pros that have been running and lighting up festivals for years. They understand that musically balanced line ups are the best line ups. This is what led them to cultivate an artisanal line up featuring acts like The Werks, Future Rock, BRSTNKTR, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus Ft. Fareed Haque, Cofresi, BRSTNKT, Shy Guy Says, Joe Marcinek Band ft. Members of Snarky Puppy, and BRSTNKTR. (Full lineup here). These bands and DJs will be supplemented by a loaded roster of visual artists and performers.5. Affordability – The festival will be held September 8th through the 10th. A tier 1 weekend ticket can be had for $70 with the Thursday pre party tickets costing just $20. Yes, this does include camping. This is a hard price to beat for a weekend-long experience. This must be why people keep coming back for more every year.Hyperion is the perfect weekend for festival-goers that want to wind down their summer with a relaxing and affordable weekend. Locating on the edge of the rolling wooded hills of Southern Indiana, the festival gives attendees all of the experience of a big ticket festival at a fraction of the price. For more information please visit the website here.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Debuts New Mashup Songs In Mashup Halloween Costumes [Full Audio/Gallery]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee completed their two-night Halloween run last night, hitting The Pageant in St. Louis, MO for the second night running. While the first night was a classic UM show, the second was a true Halloween celebration, in the spirit of their forthcoming album ZONKEY.The ZONKEY album sees Umphrey’s McGee mashing up the music of other bands to create new and unique songs. Last night, Umphrey’s debuted three brand new versions of these mash ups, including “Jumpin’ Jack Wedding Party (All the Time),” “Royally Feel Like Driftin’ Away,” and “One More Wicked, Cruel Summer.”Let’s break those down. “Jumpin’ Jack Wedding Party (All the Time)” mashed up “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (The Rolling Stones), “White Wedding” (Billy Idol), “Party All The Time” (Eddie Murphy).  “Royally Feel Like Driftin’ Away” was a mash-up of “Drift Away” (Dobie Gray), “Feel Like Making Love” (Bad Company) and “Royals” (Lorde) mash-up. “One More Wicked, Cruel Summer,” the encore of the night, was “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak), “Cruel Summer” (Bananarama) and “One More Time” (Daft Punk).Not only that, but the band had mashed up costumes on as well. From left to right in the photo above, Jake Cinninger was Hil Billy Idol, Andy Farag was Ronald McDonald Trump, Kris Myers was Daft Steam Punk, Ryan Stasik was Zonkey, Brendan Bayliss was Cyprus Hillary Clinton and Joel Cummins was Ken Bone Thugs & Harmony. You should really check out the full gallery of photos below, courtesy of Tara Gracer Design & Photography.Listen to full show audio from taper below.Umphrey’s McGee will return to the road in about a month, when they hit the Dominican Holidaze festival. Meanwhile, ZONKEY is due out on November 11th. Check out their full setlist below from All Things Umphrey’s.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Pageant, St. Louis, MO – 10/30/16Set 1: Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Hindsight, Intentions Clear -> Out Of Order, Remind Me, 2×2, Jumpin’ Jack Wedding Party (All the Time)[1]Set 2: The Triple Wide[2], Puppet String[3], 40’s Theme, Piranhas, Partyin’ Peeps, Royally Feel Like Driftin’ Away[4], All In TimeEncore: One More Wicked, Cruel Summer[5][1] debut, Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) + White Wedding (Billy Idol) + Party All The Time (Eddie Murphy) mash-up[2] with The Force Theme (Star Wars) (John Williams) and Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac) teases[3] with Halloween theme (Carpenter) teases[4] debut, Drift Away (Dobie Gray) + Feel Like Making Love (Bad Company) + Royals (Lorde) mash-up[5] debut, Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) + Cruel Summer (Bananarama) + One More Time (Daft Punk) mash-upNotes:Band costumes: Brendan was Cyprus Hillary Clinton, Jake was Hil Billy Idol, Joel was Ken Bone Thugs & Harmony, Andy was Ronald McDonald Trump, Kris was Daft Steam Punk, and Ryan was Zonkey Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Lecture highlights impact investing

first_imgIn the fourth lecture in the Ten Years Hence series, Tara Kenney, managing director at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, spoke Friday on the significance of impact investing in emerging markets.“Impact investing is a concept that has gained a lot of traction in our market today,” Kenney said. “There is a way forward in terms of promoting inclusion for the masses in our society today.”While 2 billion people live in poverty and lack access to basic financial services, technological improvements have the potential to deliver these services to the impoverished, Kenney said.“For the first time in history, major developments make it realistic to imagine a world where we can change this,” Kenney said. “Technology, especially digital and mobile communications, big data and micro-finance make a vision of a financially inclusive world a possibility.”Kenney, who also serves as a board member for Accion International, a nonprofit organization that supports microfinance institutions, said the company is setting the example in the field of impact investing.“We’ve tried to build the next frontier of financial institutions,” Kenney said. “We’ve pushed them to think outside the box and tried to build a strong industry, and, moreover, as a leader in the space we feel it incumbent on ourselves to be the role model for what is and is not ethical in this sector.”Kenney said though the majority of people in developing countries lack access to traditional banking channels, many of these people have access to cellphones.“Eighty-eight percent of the world has a cellphone in their pockets, and almost half are in emerging markets,” Kenney said. “Even in some of the most remote corners of the world, you have access to Internet and Facebook.”Providing access to financial services for this impoverished yet technologically literate demographic is a potential source of economic growth, Kenney said.“By 2025, the emerging markets will be roughly be half of the world’s consumption standards,” Kenney said. “If you take a look at the lowest segment of the population earning less than two dollars a day, that can be a huge marketplace for banks and growing consumer goods markets.”Kenney said Accion, which has helped build 63 microfinance institutions in more than 30 countries, carefully selects possible investments to ensure that the organization can maintain future growth.“Working towards scalability and profitability is our mantra,” she said. “We have to remain relevant and look to the future.”Part of Accion’s success in securing profitable investments comes from taking calculated risks in environments the company knows well, Kenney said.“It was incumbent for [Accion] to invest where others would not go,” she said. “It’s enabled us to grow our platforms and to be a standard-bearer in the industry to understand things like capital protection and over indebtedness.”Kenney said Accion operates in an environment which encourages collaboration even among traditional business rivals.“We’re working both with MasterCard and Visa to promote access to credit cards in emerging markets,” she said.Tags: emerging markets, impact investing, Tara Kenney, Ten years Hence serieslast_img read more

Interview with Gen. José Burone, Deputy Head of the Uruguayan Defense General Staff

first_img In March, Diálogo magazine met with Gen. José Burone, deputy chief of the Uruguayan Defense General Staff, a body recently created in that South American country as part of the modernization of the Armed Forces. Among other posts, Gen. Burone has served as director of the Military Higher Education Institute (IMES) and as head of the Army General Staff, until being promoted to his current position. With this background, he spoke with Diálogo about the importance of the IMES, Uruguay’s contribution to peace-keeping operations, and the experiences they can share with other countries. Diálogo: What is the IMES? General Burone: The IMES is an institute whose abbreviation stands for the Military Higher Education Institute (Instituto Militar de Estudios Superiores). It has a long history in the professional education of the National Army’s officer corps. In 1928, the first General Staff course began, and in 1932, what is today known as the IMES was formally created. It is currently a university-level institute, and in particular, its fundamental mission is to offer mandatory training courses for officers who are being promoted to colonel and for those who are being promoted to the ranks of field-grade officers (majors), for training in command operations and leadership. The school also offers a General Staff course to train field-grade officers to serve as command advisors at different levels. In accordance with its regulations, the institute today includes the following schools: the School of Advanced Studies, intended for officers with the rank of colonel, and the Command and General Staff School, which offers the course for majors and for those who opt to do the General Staff course. For their part, the Army Language School, the Army Strategy School, and the School of Military Engineering are also part of the institute, each with a specific function. At the same time, a series of basic courses and other academic extension courses are offered, such as a course on the environment (see the course offerings), on different rationales for armed conflict, strategic intelligence, etc. All the courses are designed to meet the Army’s needs, but they also include the participation of civilians from different areas, from both the public and private sectors. In sum, the academic extension courses seek to link the civilian and military spheres in an academic environment. Diálogo: What is the duration of the courses? General Burone: The course for colonels has a duration of up to one year, according to the regulations in effect. Nevertheless, it’s currently extended by a semester, with the particular characteristic that at the end there’s a joint module in which officers from the other branches of the Armed Forces participate. The same thing happens with the General Staff course. Nevertheless, the latter has the particular characteristic that it is held in two phases. During the first year, all the officers who are being promoted to field-grade rank attend, and it’s mandatory. In the second year, the General Staff course is offered only for those who obtain a post there. Diálogo: Are foreign students accepted? General Burone: There are always foreign students, especially in the General Staff course. The participants who attend almost every year come from Argentina and Brazil. We’ve also had students from the United States, Paraguay, South Korea, etc. Beyond the knowledge that these courses can provide in academic terms, it’s very important to stress the interpersonal ties that are created in this environment. In the future, many of our students will occupy important posts in the Armed Forces and will facilitate relations among the institutions of their different countries. COURSE LIST: Diálogo: In addition to serving as director of the Military Higher Education Institute and as head of the Army General Staff, you are director of the National Peace Operations System. Consequently, and changing the subject, could you tell me why Uruguay has been so committed to peace-keeping operations? General Burone: Uruguay is on the list of the ten countries around the world that contribute the most troops to the United Nations and is one of the leading contributors in Latin America. In reality, participation translates into support for the Army and for the government’s foreign policy. There’s even a support mission that we’re carrying out that is not within the United Nations framework, and that’s the transportation and engineering group that we have in the Sinai Peninsula, which would fall under the Camp David accords signed between Egypt and Israel with U.S. sponsorship in September 1978. Our contingent has been in that region since 1982, and although it’s a peace mission that’s not under the United Nations flag, it represents what Uruguay’s foreign policy has been with regard to its contribution to world peace through its participation in missions of this kind. These missions began in 1928, with participation in the peace mission prior to the War of the Northern Chaco [between Paraguay and Bolivia, from 1933 to 1935]. The first peace mission developed by way of the first observer mission sent by Uruguay to Kashmir, in the region of Pakistan. From then on, the country continued collaborating with peace-keeping missions, which became more important with the Cambodian mission in 1992, when we participated with our first really large contingent, with battalions in a jungle area. For us, that was truly a challenge. Then came the mission to Mozambique, another to Angola, and today we have a presence in the Congo and Haiti. In that respect, I can affirm that Uruguay has had a presence in United Nations peace operations with significant contingents in a large part of the world. At present, the number of personnel carrying out this mission has become excessive with regard to the Army’s capacity to maintain this support. The original concept was to maintain one operational battalion constantly involved in peace-keeping operations. In 2010, going to Haiti was supported, and the time period for the mission in the Congo was extended starting in 2004. This represents a major effort on the part of the approximately 2,000 personnel we have deployed, and in addition to that, there are 2,500 who train three months ahead of time for everything having to do with the relief contingent. Without a doubt, this has a partial impact on carrying out the other missions of the Armed Forces and the Army, and the country’s domestic mission in particular. Diálogo: What are the peace-keeping experiences that Uruguay can share with other nations? General Burone: We have the Uruguayan National Peace Operations School (ENOPU). Courses are offered there in which we have foreign participants and in which the knowledge imparted has not been only theoretical, but also the instructors’ entire past experience. More recently, we’ve also participated in advising the Paraguayan Army on their deployment of a contingent of engineers to Haiti, and we’ve sent instructors to the Peace Operations School in Central America. In that respect, we’re always ready to offer our collaboration. How great that this entity exists, inside a military institute aimed at enhancement and preparation to provide military training for different levels and/or hierarchies, because in that way they become more professional in their army duties and also the absolute independence of the State or Governments – Armed Forces By Dialogo June 14, 2011last_img read more

Bristol surveyors agglomerate in Clifton

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Green for stop

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UI lecturers support #PapuanLivesMatter discussion, criticize university’s disavowal

first_imgShe further argued that the discussion did not have a “strong enough scientific foundation” to be considered a proper academic forum.UI’s disavowal of the discussion has since drawn criticism on social media, with many saying that the state university – widely considered the best in the country – was bowing to political pressures and had failed to stand up for academic freedom.Shofwan Al-Banna, a member of the UI Lecturers Alliance representing the university’s international relations department, said that the university’s statement reflected sentiments that directly contradicted UI’s values as an educational institution.“We agree that universities must serve as a place where diverse ideas can be freely expressed, respected and, ultimately, protected,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Shofwan said the university’s disavowal of the discussion was “an exaggeration” on the part of the rectorate board, and that it might well discourage students from engaging in substantial conversations.“We never wanted to interfere in university bureaucracy. But we felt that it was now crucial for us [to speak up] because the very essence of any university is to enable the search for scientific truths,” he told the Post, adding that the alliance had been planning a series of discussions on the topic of academic freedom at universities.Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article contained an error. Veronica Koman is not a lawyer for Amnesty International Australia.Topics : The University of Indonesia (UI) Lecturers Alliance has conveyed its support for a discussion on racism against Papuans that was previously disavowed by the university rectorate.In a statement issued on Monday, the alliance praised the university’s Student Executive Body (BEM UI) for organizing the public discussion as it fostered a spirit of free speech among university academics.The alliance also called on the university’s academic society to remain consistent in supporting student endeavors to seek scientific truths in accordance with the 2012 Higher Education Law. “We also urge UI as an educational institution to assume a more active role in disseminating diverse ideas so as to avoid the production of a single [version of the] truth,” the alliance stated.Held on Saturday and titled “#PapuanLivesMatter: Racism in the Legal System in Papua”, the discussion largely revolved around the prosecution of seven Papuan activists charged with treason for their involvement in antiracism protests in Jayapura, Papua, in August 2019.Former Papuan prisoner Sayang Mandabayan, Papuan human rights lawyer Gustaf Kawer and Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, were invited as speakers for the discussion.In UI’s statement dated June 6, university spokesperson Amelita Lusia said BEM UI had organized the discussion “without proper preparation and consideration” and that it had invited “inappropriate speakers”.last_img read more

Cammell Laird Splashes New RoRo Ship for Red Funnel

first_imgBritish shipbuilder Cammell Laird has launched a new GBP 10 million (USD 13.03 million) ferry it has built for Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel.The Red Kestrel, a new freight-only RoRo vessel, will operate between Southampton and Isle of Wight.The 1,070 gross ton newbuild will officially join the fleet on arrival in Southampton, and enter service in May 2019, following a trials and training period.The launch event marks the debut of Red Funnel’s first dedicated RoRo freight ship since the company’s inception.“We are delighted by today’s launch of Red Kestrel…We’re thrilled that not only will Red Kestrel increase our total capacity and enhance convenience for our cross-Solent customers but we also take tremendous pride in supporting the revival of world-class shipbuilding in this country,” Fran Collins, CEO of Red Funnel, commented.“We are especially proud to be working for a British ferry company, winning the contract against international competition,” Tony Graham, Cammell Laird Chief Operating Officer, said, adding that the shipyard sees a big market in ferry repair, conversion and newbuild.Red Kestrel is Red Funnel’s first ship to be designed for freight traffic. As a freight vessel, it is limited to 12 passengers and constructed specifically to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton-East Cowes route, which currently handles 53% of all freight movements across the Solent.At 74 meters in length, the newbuild will provide 265 lane meters of roll-on/roll-off freight capacity.To minimize the environmental footprint, the hull shape has been designed specifically to reduce wash and a propulsion package has been selected to make the vessel highly fuel efficient whilst meeting the latest Tier III emission regulations. The use of azimuth thrusters will also make the ship very maneuverable, according to Cammell Laird.The crossing time of 55-60 minutes will be identical to Red Funnel’s existing Raptor class RoPax ships and Red Kestrel will use the same berths in Southampton and East Cowes.Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3 million passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1 million passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.last_img read more

Bulldogs Fall To Tigers In Freshman Basketball

first_imgThe Batesville Freshman Basketball team was defeated by Lawrenceburg Monday night by a score of 46-36.Coming off a loss at Columbus East, The Dogs came out looking to bounce back, but, weren’t able to overcome the outside shooting from the tigers.Offensively,  The Dogs were lead by Jayden Beal with 10 and Tristian Lamppert with 9. Sam Wade provided some nice minutes off the bench and Quinten Gowdy provided some solid defensive minutes.The dogs are in action again Thursday at Connersville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018, Day 9: India’s complete Schedule, Timings, Live Coverage and more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. BOXING:                 Men’s Light Fly (49kg) Round of 16: Amit vs Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh (Mongolia) (5:15 PM IST)                 Men’s Bantam (56kg) Round of 16: Mohammed Hussam Uddin vs Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu (Mongolia) (6:15 PM IST)                 Men’s Light Welter (64kg) Round of 16: Dheeraj vs Nurlan Kobashev (Kyrgyzstan) (7:00 PM IST)                 Men’s Middle (75kg) Round of 16: Vikas Krishan vs Tanveer Ahmed (Pakistan) (3:00 PM IST) New Delhi: From hosting the inaugural events back in 1951 to finding a place at the prestigious medal tally in 2018, India has had its moments of glory in the history of Asian Games, one of the biggest sporting extravaganzas of the continent. India might not have managed to finish at the top of the medal haul, but the story of Indian sport at multi-event meets has inspired a many. After day 8 of the Asian games 2018, Indian placed at the ninth spot in the overall standings with total 36 medals, including 7 gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze medals.Day 8 events were significant for India as Muhammed Anas and Hima Das clinched silver medals in the men’s and women’s 400 metres races to push the medal tally up further. Dutee Chand, who was playing women’s 100 metres final, also added a silver medal to her kitty.Meanwhile, on the ninth day, Indian shuttling stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be looking to bag more medals as the two is set to take on Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzuying and Japan’s Yamaguchi Akane respectively. Sindu and Nehwal’s entry in the semi-finals has ensured at least a bronze medal in badminton.Read | Mohammad Irfan creates T20 history with unplayable spell in Caribbean Premier LeagueATHLETICS:                 Women’s Long Jump (Final): Neena Varakil, James Nayana (5:10 PM IST)                 Men’s Javelin Throw (Final): Neerak Chopra, Shivpal Singh (5:15 PM IST)                 Women’s 400m Hurdles (Final): Jauna Murmu, Anu Raghavan (5:15 PM IST)                 Men’s 400m Hurdles (Final): Dharun Ayyasamy, Santosh Kumar Tamilarasan (5:30 PM IST)                 Men’s High Jump (Final): Chethan Balasubramanya (5:30 PM IST)                 Women’s 3000m Steeplechase (Final): Sudha Singh, China (5:45 PM IST)                 Men’s 3000m Steeplechase (Final): Shankar Lal Swami (6:00 PM IST)                 Men’s 800m Qualification: Jinson Johnson, Manjit Singh (6:35 PM IST) VOLLEYBALL:                 Women’s Team Pool B match: India vs China (11:00 AM IST) SQUASH:                 Men’s Team Pool B: India vs Indonesia (11:00 AM IST)                 Men’s Team Pool B: India vs Singapore (5:00 PM IST)                 Women’s Team Pool B: India vs Iran (11:00 AM IST) KARATE:                 Men’s 75kg 1/16 Final: Sharath Kumar Jayendran vs Muil Kim (8:15 AM IST)                 Men’s 84kg Quarterfinal: Vishal (12:42 PM IST) HOCKEY:                 Women’s Pool B: India vs Thailand (12:30 PM IST) EQUESTRIAN: (6:30 AM onwards)                 Jumping Individual Qulaification: Kevic Kaevaan Setalvad, Chetan Reddy Nakula, Kevic Zahan Setalvad                 Jumping Team Qualification: India WEIGHTLIFTING:                 Men’s +100kg Group A (12:30 PM IST)                 Women’s +75kg Group A (3:30 PM IST) TABLE TENNIS:                 Men’s Team Group D: India vs Macau (10:30 AM IST)                 Men’s Team Group D: India vs Vietnam (2:30 PM IST)                 Women’s Team Quarterfinals (4:30 PM IST)                 Men’s Team Quarterfinals: (6:30 PM IST) CANOE/KAYAKING:                 Canoe TBR 1000m Men: India (8:30 AM onwards) SEPAKTAKRAW:                 Men’s Regu Preliminary Group B match: India vs Nepal (9:30 AM IST) BADMINTON: (10:30 AM onwards)                 Women’s Singles Semifinals: Saina Nehwal vs Tzuying Tai (Chinese Taipei)                 Women’s Singles Semifinals: PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)last_img read more