Trump threatens to veto telco-friendly budget bill

first_imgHome Trump threatens to veto telco-friendly budget bill Previous ArticleTelegram hits 200M MAUsNext ArticleSamsung eyes cashless Italy with latest Pay launch Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Tags The future of US spectrum auctions planned for later this year hang in the balance, as President Donald Trump weighs whether to veto a massive $1.3 trillion budget bill which includes key telecom provisions.Among the measures attached to the budget package is Ray Baum’s Act, which extends the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority and fixes a procedural obstacle currently preventing the commission from holding spectrum auctions.The act also directs the FCC to identify 255MHz of licensed and unlicensed spectrum for wireless use by the end of 2022 and allocates additional funds to cover broadcaster relocations in the wake of 2017’s 600MHz auction.Separately, the spending plan sets aside $600 million to fund a new loan and grant pilot program for rural broadband deployments.Industry groups including CTIA and NTCA applauded the inclusion of such provisions after the budget package was approved in both chambers of Congress. But the president’s signature is required to turn the bill into law, and Trump on today (23 March) threatened to issue a veto over the absence of full funding for his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.Trump had until midnight to issue a decision before funding for the government runs out and a shutdown ensues.Data dealingsThe budget plan also includes the so-called Cloud Act, which establishes a framework for governments and law enforcement agencies to access user data across international borders. Specifically, the measure gives the US Attorney General discretion to enter into reciprocal agreements with foreign countries for data exchanges.Microsoft president Brad Smith praised the Cloud Act as a “critical step forward in resolving an issue that has been the subject of litigation for over four years”.But critics like American Civil Liberties Union legislative counsel Neema Gulani contend the measure circumvents judicial and Congressional oversight, threatening “activists abroad, individuals here in the US” and empowering the Attorney General “in new disturbing ways”. broadbandFederal Communications Commission (FCC)spectrum auction AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 MAR 2018 Hong Kong readies next 5G spectrum sale US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up Related Diana Goovaerts Web companies renew US net neutrality campaignlast_img read more

Bouygues Telecom readies Huawei removal plan

first_img Related Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Chris Donkin Home Bouygues Telecom readies Huawei removal plan Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona The chairman of French operator Bouygues Telecom told media the company planned to replace the 3,000 Huawei antennas used in its network over the next eight years, a move Reuters stated was a response to state attempts to phase out the vendor’s kit.During a press conference Olivier Roussat, who is also deputy CEO of parent Bouygues, said the sites would “have to be dismantled”, albeit gradually. The company expects limited financial impact.Despite concerted pressure applied by US to its allies, France did not slap an immediate ban on the use of Huawei kit in 5G and has reportedly issued local licences for between three and eight years.However, last month Reuters reported operators had been warned the licences would not be renewed once expired. The result is an effective ban on Huawei.In the wake of the UK’s u-turn on allowing the vendor to supply 5G kit, the head of France’s National Agency for the Security of Information Systems Guillaume Poupard told newspaper Les Echos there would be no outright Huawei ban.Poupard noted, though, operators not already using Huawei equipment were being discouraged from buying it. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore5 27 AUG 2020 center_img FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Previous ArticleFacebook braces for iOS advert blowNext ArticleVodafone NZ consumer complaints rise Asia Author 5GBouyguesHuaweilast_img read more

Concerns raised after 10 year-old contacted through online app

first_img Google+ Concerns raised after 10 year-old contacted through online app By admin – November 12, 2016 Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleEuropean Economic Chief says it is time to create European sovereigntyNext articleOn today’s Saturday Sport… admin Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist There are calls for parents to be vigilant after a 10 year-old girl in Derry was contacted through an online app.Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly is raising awareness after he was contacted by a concerned parent whose daughter was using the app ‘Live Me’, described as a children’s app.The child was asked to expose herself to a man online.Councillor Kelly says this could happen to anyone anywhere …Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/collyweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegartylast_img read more

California PUC to investigate San Onofre shutdown

first_imgThe three units represent one of the largest generation sources on Georgia Power’s system, and are capable of producing more than five times the electricity of the coal units that were replaced. Plant owner NB Power needs one more approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to increase reactor power to above 35 percent. Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale Georgia Power, a unit of Southern Co., placed the first natural gas unit on-line in December 2011, and the second on April 26 of this year. Linkedin The stay is expected to provide additional time to consider an alternative between the New Mexico Environment Department’s plan and the EPA’s plan, but the stay does not extend the September 2016 compliance date of the federal implementation plan. The federal plan includes a requirement to install selective catalytic reduction technology on all four units at the plant. The federal plan is expected to cost $750 million. Partnership formed to build gas-fired generation in Canada San Onofre Nuclear Station California PUC to investigate San Onofre shutdown By chloecox – The investigation will look into the causes of the outages, the utilities’ responses, the future of the units and the resulting effects on the electric service at just and reasonable rates. Dominion Resources said it plans to decommission the Kewaunee Power Station next year. The regional response centers will be located near Memphis and Phoenix and will be capable of delivering supplemental emergency equipment within 24 hours of an extreme event, enabling them to safely manage a loss of electrical power and/or cooling water supply. The equipment includes a full set of portable safety equipment, radiation protection equipment, electrical generators, pumps and other emergency response equipment. Southern Company and KBR have formed an alliance to market a clean coal technology known as Transported Integrated Gasification worldwide. At the height of construction, more than 2,000 contract and construction workers were involved in building the new units. Two regional nuclear emergency equipment centers in the works Coal-fired plant receives stay on regional haze plan The third and final of Georgia Power’s 840 MW natural gas combined-cycle units at Plant McDonough-Atkinson in Smyrna, Ga., became operational Oct. 28. The nuclear plant began operation in 1974. Last year, the plant’s operating license was renewed by the NRC for another 20 years. Four units will be retired at Jeffries Generating Station, which began operating in 1954 and has a capacity of 398 MW. The 660 MW Point Lepreau nuclear power plant in New Brunswick, Canada, on Oct. 26 successfully synchronized to the power grid for the first time since 2008. The station is now in the final stages of commissioning after a refurbishment project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a 45-day extended administrative stay for PNM Resources to address a regional haze program under the Clean Air Act for the San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico. The stay is set to expire Nov. 29. Twitter The coal gasification process was developed by Southern Co. and KBR with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The technology reduces the CO2 emissions of a coal-fired plant to levels comparable to a gas-fired power plant. SONGS has been shut down since January after tube wear was found in both units. A report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that the turbine manufacturer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, did not properly test the tubes prior to installation. Plant McDonough-Atkinson The Santee Cooper Board of Directors on Oct. 19 voted to retire six electric generating units, two oil-fired units and four coal-fired units, at its oldest stations. The vote comes after the Board considered Santee Cooper’s generation resource needs and the cost of complying with new emission limits for mercury. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR On Oct. 25, Unit 1 at Bruce Power nuclear plant in Ontario began commercial operations, the final step in the refurbishment of the unit, while Unit 2 was synchronized to the grid on Oct. 16. Work will continue on final commissioning activities on Unit 2, with its return to commercial operations expected in the near term. Georgia Power retired the two coal units at Plant McDonough-Atkinson on Sept. 30, 2011 and Feb. 29, 2012. Removal of the historic stack at the plant has begun, and will be complete by June 2013. Three nuclear units in Canada sending power to grid All new generation in September came from wind and solar The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said 300 MW of wind and 133 MW of solar came online during the month of September, accounting for all new generating capacity added to the U.S. grid that month. Santee Cooper to retire six units Two utilities – Wisconsin Public Service Corp. and Alliant Energy – now buy power from the nuclear plant. After the closure, those obligations will still be met through power purchases on the open market. Some of the solar projects include NRG Energy and MidAmerican Renewables’ 50 MW Phase 5 Agua Caliente Solar Project expansion in Arizona, K Road Ventures’ 25 MW McHenry Solar Farm in California and Zongyi Solar America’s 20 MW Tinton Falls Solar in New Jersey. Twitter “As we evaluated the anticipated costs of complying with new regulations and the generation resources we anticipate needing, it became clear that the best action for our customers and the state is to authorize the retirement of these units at Jefferies and Grainger,” said Board Chairman O.L. Thompson. Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables The other two units set to be retired are at the Grainger Generation Station. Grainger came online in 1966 and has a capacity of 170 MW. The CEO of MidAmerican, Greg Abel, said the company has been looking for an opportunity to invest in the Canadian power generation market, where the potential for growth is strong. TransAlta and MidAmerican Energy are joining forces to develop, build and operate new gas-fired generation in Canada. All companies that operate nuclear energy facilities approved a contract to develop two regional response centers managed by Pooled Equipment Inventory Co. Calgary-based TransAlta will be responsible for construction management, operation and maintenance of all approved projects. CoalNuclearOn-Site PowerReciprocating Engines The announcement comes after the company was unable to sell the 556 MW nuclear power plant in Carlton, Wisc. Linkedin Part of that investigation will include whether to immediately remove all costs related to the plant from the rates of Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, and to refund any costs already collected since Jan. 1, 2012. Southern Co. Chairman Tom Fanning said the technology is a way for the U.S. to preserve coal-fired generation as a low-carbon source of power. Georgia Power completes conversion to natural gas The new wind projects include EDF Group’s 140 MW Phase 1 Pacific Wind in California, Forsyth Street Advisor LLC’s 57.6 MW Phase 1 Horse Butt Wind Farm in Idaho and KODE Novus I LLC 80 MW Phase 1 Novus Wind Farm in Oklahoma. Dominion to sell Kewaunee nuclear plant The market for such a technology could be great, the company said. In China alone, power producers plan to build more than 300,000 MW of new coal-fired generation by 2035. The partnership will focus on several opportunities for new gas-fired power plants in Canada, including the 800 MW Sundance 7 Project in Alberta. All development and construction or acquisition of approved projects will be funded on a 50-50 basis. The plant will stop all power production in the second quarter of next year as it moves ahead to a safe closure, the company said. Southern Co., KBR form alliance to market clean coal technology Tom Farrell, chairman and CEO of Dominion, said the decision was based purely on economics. 11.1.2012 The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted to begin an investigation into the extended outages of units 2 and 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. TAGSCAISOPE Volume 116 Issue 11SCESDEG No posts to display Previous articleAlert canceled at Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, operations resumeNext articleMathematical Properties of the Clean Air Act chloecox Facebook The centers are expected to be operational by August 2012. The startup cost, to be shared by all U.S. companies operating nuclear power plants, is approximately $40 million. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Two regional centers for critical equipment are under development, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. The sale is contingent upon approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Virginia Public Service Commission. MidAmerican Energy is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, which is owned by billionaire Warren Buffett. Facebooklast_img read more

Artisan Farms Acquires Two New Mounts for Eric Lamaze

first_imgArtisan Farms has acquired two new mounts for 2008 Olympic Show Jumping Champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ontario, Canada.Rosana du Park, a 2005 bay selle francais mare (Kannan x Quinine de Livoye) and Big Smile, a 2006 grey Westphalian mare (Cartano x Hors de la Loi II) have joined the stables at Artisan Farms. Both horses have successfully competed in FEI-sanctioned young horse competitions in Europe. Purchased from Gilbert De Roock of Belgium, Rosana du Park and Big Smile arrived in Florida on November 13.“Both are my type of horse, very careful with lots of blood,” said Lamaze of the two new horses that will join Coriana van Klapscheut in competing with him for Artisan Farms. “They really felt special to me when I tried them, and show a lot of quality, talent and potential. I am excited to start working with them.”Lamaze, who took a short break following the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows “Masters” tournament in September, will return to competition at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival running January 9 through March 31 in Wellington, FL.“It is very exciting to have the opportunity to rebuild a great string of horses for the future, made possible thanks to the support of Artisan Farms and the Ziegler family,” explained Lamaze. “As planned, we are taking our time to acquire some good young prospects and rebuild a strong string of top horses that we hope will be future stars of the sport. I can’t think of a better beginning than the additions of Rosana du Park and Big Smile.”Based in Vrasene, Belgium, and Wellington, Florida, Artisan Farms supports Olympian Tiffany Foster as well as Lamaze. Andy Ziegler, who owns Artisan Farms with his wife, Carlene, also competes, as does their daughter, Caitlin, 17. Artisan Farms is the presenting sponsor of the Young Riders Grand Prix Series, now in its third year, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Artisan Farms, Rosana du Park, Big Smile, SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

COVID-19 Response Case Investigator

first_imgJob SummaryThe University of Colorado Boulder is seeking candidates for alimited-term case investigator position. Located in the Office ofPublic Health within Health and Wellness Services, this publichealth professional plays an important part in the University’scomprehensive COVID-19 response.The case investigator is responsible for contacting CU affiliates(students, faculty, staff) with laboratory-confirmed and probable,diagnoses of COVID-19. The case investigator provides healtheducation and guidance in order to interrupt ongoing diseasetransmission. The primary role of a case investigator is to conductinterviews to better understand an individual’s exposure toCOVID-19 by gathering information on symptoms and symptom onset,where someone may have been exposed and activity history whileinfectious. To slow the spread of COVID-19, the case investigatorgathers information regarding close contacts to pass on to thecontact tracers. The case investigator also provides instructionsfor isolation, determines the isolation release date and makeappropriate referrals to testing, clinical services, and otheressential support services, as indicated.A successful case investigator is able to build an open environmentfor dialogue, is flexible and culturally competent, and appliesmotivational interviewing techniques to gather critical informationabout the case and potential contacts. Case investigators arerequired to comply with confidentiality and privacy guidelinesregarding protected health information and FERPA-protectedinformation.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreHealth and Wellness Services offers a range of services on campusto support CU Boulder students’ health and well-being. Ranging fromrecreation services, medical care, counseling, advocacy servicesand more, Health and Wellness Services aims to keep our studentshealthy so they can succeed while they are at CU and beyond.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeInitiate prompt communication with CU affiliates diagnosed withCOVID-19 to obtain and document detailed information regardingpatient diagnosis, demographics, COVID-19 symptoms and their onsetdate(s), clinical course, underlying medical conditions, and otherrisk factors.Document pertinent information in COVID-19 case investigationforms, entering data into the State of Colorado case investigationsystem. Document detailed information on close contacts andinitiate contact investigations to be assigned to appropriate staffper local protocols. Facilitate inter-jurisdictional referral ofpatient or contact information as relevant.Ensure daily monitoring of patients during selfisolation—temperature check, signs/symptoms—via application orother designated method.Participate in requisite trainings, regular program meetings, andquality monitoring improvement activities in order to ensure andenhance the quality of case investigation activities and programoutcomes.What You Should KnowThe position will require some weekend and evening work.What We Can OfferThe salary range for this position is $40,000 – $45,000.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Informed. Be Effective. Be Boulder.What We Require Knowledge of public health practices, communicable diseases,disease control, and epidemiologic methods.Ability to manage, compile, analyze, and present data.Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing withdiverse audiences.Ability to work with a variety of computer softwarepackages.An understanding of confidentiality, including the ability toconduct interviews without violating confidentiality (e.g., tothose who might overhear their conversations).Excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity,and interviewing skills to build and maintain trust withinterviewees and judgement as to when to refer cases to otherresources if needed. What You Will Need Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:A current resume.A cover letter that specifically addresses how your backgroundand experience align with the requirements, qualifications andresponsibilities of the position. What We Would Like You To Havecenter_img Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college oruniversity in the fields of public health, integrated physiology,epidemiology, biology or related field.A minimum of one year of work experience. Experience conducting communicable disease (i.e, COVID-19)investigations.Familiarity with the University of Colorado Bouldercommunity. You will not be asked to upload references at this time.Please apply by May 3, 2021 for consideration.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .Essential ServicesThis position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent isrequired to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies(snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event)and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift duringemergency campus closures.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Liam Fox: Britain does not have capacity to strike trade deals now

first_imgFox said a trade deal with the U.S. was the government’s No. 1 priority after leaving the EU, followed by agreements with Australia and then New Zealand, but admitted it would have to wait until an agreement is struck with Brussels first.Fox said that requests coming in to strike new deals with the U.K. is a sign of the global appetite for liberalizing trade with Britain.Countries such as Japan, South Korea and Switzerland may hope to extract more concessions than they are able to from the EU.However, it could also signify resistance from “third countries” outside the EU to allow the U.K. to simply roll over the same terms and conditions negotiated by the EU, a bloc with almost seven times the number of consumers. Countries such as Japan, South Korea and Switzerland — significant economies with existing trade deals with Brussels — may hope to extract more concessions from the U.K. than they are able to from the EU.Fox, though, is adamant the future is positive for the U.K., even if new trading relationships take longer for his department to negotiate than first imagined.“The EU has got some 40 free-trade agreements with third countries,” Fox said. “We have always said that our aim is twofold — first of all, to provide continuity as we leave the EU but then to move to more bespoke and more liberal agreements when we are able to do so.” Waiting for BrexitFox said the U.K. was “already moving” with the United States and was pushing Brussels to tie up its deal with Japan — agreed in principle in July — before Britain leaves in March 2019. “Australia and New Zealand [are] our next highest priorities because they are very keen to establish open markets and they are more like us in terms of the markets that they are,” Fox said. “Then we’ll have to look at the EU agreements and see how we can update them.”The U.K. and the U.S. have set up a trade working group to lay the groundwork for an agreement which could be signed soon after Britain’s exit in March 2019.On the U.S. trade deal, Fox explained why it would have to wait: “We can’t make commitments until we see the shape of the EU deal because we don’t want to move faster in one agreement than another, or to make agreements which might tie our hands in another.”Countries such as Japan also caution that it is impossible to determine what a deal with the U.K. would look like until the Brexit deal is done and Britain’s future access to the EU market is clear.”Businesses will increasingly make their voices heard. We would all be wise to listen to those” — Liam FoxFox was adamant that an agreement with the European Union on the terms of the divorce and future relationship would be struck and would form the basis of Britain’s global trading system. LONDON — Britain has turned down countries wishing to strike free-trade deals after Brexit because the government does not have the capacity to negotiate them, the U.K.’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said.In an interview with POLITICO, Fox said he had told countries with pre-existing EU trade deals that the U.K. wanted to adopt these agreements in their entirety after Brexit but only on a temporary basis until they can be updated.“There are a number of countries who said they would like to move directly to a new free-trade agreement but we have said we are simply unable to do that at the moment,” Fox said. “It requires the willingness of the country involved to want to move the process further on and it’s dependent on our own capacity in our own department.”center_img But he claimed there were politicians in Brussels who were prepared to scupper the prospects of a deal to protect the European project: “What they are thinking about is how can we increase political integration at whatever economic cost. For me it’s just unthinkable that you wouldn’t have as an essential pillar in your thinking, making your people more prosperous. It’s ever closer union.”Fox warned that trade barriers with the U.K. would damage both sides and ultimately endanger the EU: “The success of the European project is ultimately whether it delivers prosperity for its people.”“You’ve got this tension between European businesses who want to get on and the political overlords who have this almost theological attachment to ever-closer union. Businesses will increasingly make their voices heard. We would all be wise to listen to those,” Fox said. Also On POLITICO Brexit Files Insight Brexit talks, now with added intensity By Annabelle Dickson Brexit timeline: From referendum to EU exit By Sanya Khetani-Shah and Jillian Deutsch Inside the Brexit talks: 72 hours in Brussels By David M. Herszenhorn, Charlie Cooper, Maïa de La Baume and Quentin Arièslast_img read more

Werk Out Music and Arts Festival 2014: The Werks, Dopapod, Papadosio

first_imgBack for a 5th year in Thornville, Ohio, The Werks will be hosting their annual Werk Out Music and Arts Festival! This year’s production boasts a bevy of jam, psychedelic, and experimental rock bands, both new and old.  Get ready to enjoy three nights of The Werks, and two sets each from the likes of Papadosio, Future Rock, Dopapod, ZOOGMA, and Zach Deputy. Other great highlights are performances from Emancipator, Phutureprimitive, Buku, Everyone Orchestra, and The Main Squeeze.  In addition, three awesome tribute bands are on the bill: DJ no DJ (A live band tribute to Daft Punk), This Must Be The Band (A tribute to The Talking Heads), and a Tribute to Pink Floyd (with members of The Werks, Papadosio, and Dopapod).The festival, which takes place from August 7-9, recently announced a “Werking Man” competition, where judges will be evaluating various art installations at campsites, with winners taking home four VIP tickets to The Werk Out 2015. The festival’s current VIP packages include an “OG STATUS” laminate pass, access to a Chill Lounge with a private chef, access to VIP-only bathrooms and showers, exclusive viewing areas, exclusive performances, band meet & greets, and conveniently located campsites. Single-day tickets, weekend passes, and VIP passes are on sale here.Full Lineup:The Werks (3 Nights)Papadosio (2 Nights)EmancipatorCrizzlyFuture Rock (2 Nights)ZOOGMA (2 Nights)Dopapod (2 Nights) A Tribute to Pink FloydZach Deputy (2 Nights)Toubab KrewePhutureprimitiveEveryone OrchestraRumpke Mountain Boys (2 Nights)DJ noDJ (A Live Band Tribute to DAFT PUNK)This Must Be The Band (A Tribute to The TALKING HEADS)UV Hippo (2 Nights)Jahman Brahman (2 Nights)The Main SqueezeBukuAttak & CarmaThe MacpodzJaden Carlson BandIndigoSunSassafrazAliver HallBroccoli SamuraiSubterranean House BandHigher LearningElectric Orange PeelGlowstik WillyMojofloEminence EnsembleE.L.M.Thunder St. ClairDopeadellicHeady RuxpinThat Freak QuincyNessVlex & JeopardyTacticCulminationBMASSToadnuggzGet Weird Visit the official festival website for more information!   Check out The Werks’ full set from Camp Barefoot 2012:  Here’s a video of Papadosio‘s set from the 2013 Werk Out Festival:last_img read more

Bus Falls from Viaduct in Rio, 7 Reported Killed

first_imgThe footage shows helicopters, ambulances and several rescue vehicles at the scene Tuesday ferrying out the injured to hospitals. Images aired by the Global TV Network showed the overturned bus occupying part of Avenida Brasil, one of the main thoroughfares in Rio. The cause of the accident and the exact number of people killed and injured were not immediately known.center_img RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A passenger bus has fallen off a viaduct in central Rio de Janeiro, killing at least seven people.last_img

Marine’s Paris Island Gets First Female Commander

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreParris Island, the South Carolina military installation that has trained thousands of young Marines, has its first female commander, Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds, who took over at a change-of-command ceremony Friday.“It’s not about male or female, it’s about highly qualified officers,” Capt. Bernadette Newman told CNN Savannah affiliate WSAV. “The Marine Corps gets it right. It’s a performance-based society, and if you look at General Reynolds’ bio, she has more than enough experience to add value to this, so it is exciting.”(READ full story at CNN.com)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more