Beautiful Michael Jackson Mural Appears in NYC’s East Village

first_imgThe mural was reportedly designed by famous Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, who has been credited for over 500 multi-color murals in 17 different countries around the world. If you recall, in 2016 Kobra created an eccentric mural of the late David Bowie on Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, NJ. Kobra grew up in a poor neighborhood on the south side of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and made it his mission to spread his message through colorful murals and street art. If you happen to be strolling through New York City’s East Village you may be surprised at what you see when you look up at the corner of East 11th St. and 1st Avenue. A large, colorful mural has appeared above the street corner depicting the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, with an interesting twist. The right half of the face on the mural depicts a young Jackson with an innocent smile and a recognizable afro, while the left half of the face depicts an older Jackson with long black hair and keenly alert eyes. [H/T OkayPlayer]center_img The celebration of Michael Jackson doesn’t stop there, as the famed film producer Spike Lee will be hosting the 8th annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party, on August 25th, just a few days before what would have been Jackson’s 60th birthday. The event will take place on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—the block officially renamed “Do The Right Thing Way” in 2015 after Spike’s Academy Award-nominated 1989 film of the same name, which centered on rising racial tensions in the Brooklyn neighborhood. The 2018 Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party will take place from noon to 7 p.m. on the 25th, and is free and open to the public.last_img read more

Lollapalooza Announces 2019 South America Lineups Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, & More

first_imgAs possible 2019 festival lineups begin trickling their way through Reddit’s rumor mills, organizers of Lollapalooza took the initiative on Wednesday to announce the full roster of performers set to appear at their South American events next year. The lineups for Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brasil were all shared on Wednesday, with all three cities set to feature headlining performances by Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys and TWENTY ØNE PILØTS.Lolla Chile will return to O’Higgins Park in Santiago on March 29th–31st next year, and boasts a lineup that also includes Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone, Sam Smith, Tiesto, The 1975, Interpol and Steve Aoki, just to name a few. Lolla Argentina will take place at Hipódromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires on March 29th–31st for its sixth year next spring, while the eighth edition of Lollapalooza Brasil will also return the following month on April 5th–7th at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo. All three events will feature performances from Odesza, 2018 breakout rock band Greta Van Fleet, St. Vincent, Zhu, Snow Patrol, Bring Me The Horizon, Portugal. The Man and Troye Sivan.Lollapalooza Argentina 2018 Recap[Video: Lollapalooza Argentina]One of the notable stand-out acts who only appears on the Brazil and Argentina posters is British rock band Foals, whose fans have been waiting quite patiently for their return ever since they completed their touring cycle in promotion of 2015’s What Went Down. The 2019 international Lollapalooza events will also serve as the South American debut performances for many of the featured artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Greta Van Fleet, Macklemore, Rüfüs Du Sol, Jorja Smith, Lanyand and more. For Sam Smith, it will be the mellow British soul singer’s first time performing for the exuberant fans in Chile and Argentina.The international Lollapalooza announcements on Wednesday follow other big events like Atlanta’ Shaky Knees and Colorado’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which have started anticipation for the 2019 festival season a little early this year.More information for all three international festivals can be found by clicking here. Tickets for all three festivals are also on sale now. Check out the full lineups below.Lollapalooza Argentina 2019 LineupLollapalooza Chile 2019 LineupLollapalooza Brasil 2019 Lineuplast_img read more

Hutchins Center announces 2015-16 Du Bois Fellows

first_imgHenry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, has welcomed twenty-one fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year. “We are delighted to welcome one of our most distinguished  classes of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows,” says Gates. “The geography of early modern Atlantic militancy, hiphop in the American South, debt among the urban poor, living politics among South Africa’s urban poor, the circulation of the black body in the global art economy, art as excuse, a literary map of rap music, black-white collaborations in the move from rhythm and blues to soul and rock, and racial equity in education policy and practice are among the exciting projects which the 2015-2016 Class of Fellows will be pursuing at the W. E. B Du Bois Research Institute, housed in the Hutchins Center.”At the heart of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the institute’s fellowship program accepts established and emerging scholars from both the humanities and social sciences and occasionally from fields such as engineering and the medical sciences. Fellows are participants in a range of activities including colloquia, public conferences, lectures, readings, and workshops. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Forward-thinking, innovative FOM changes needed: CUNA

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA is seeking changes to field-of-membership (FOM) rules that the National Credit Union Administration could address if it is prepared to take an innovative approach to the agency’s current statutory authority.The changes could go far to modernize the agency’s current rules and would reflect how modern Americans live, work and play and define their common interests, said CUNA.“NCUA should not allow the past to become a barrier or an excuse [not] to more aggressively pursue FOM expansion. Boldness will reward credit unions with new opportunities to expand services to new areas and ensure that the federal charter remains strong,” said CUNA in a letter to the NCUA. “There are no safety and soundness concerns from innovating on these requirements, only the fear of criticism from competitors who would be happy to see credit unions fail in any case.”NCUA Chair Debbie Matz has said it is on her 2015 regulatory relief agenda to look at making it easier for credit unions to alter fields of membership. NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger has urged credit unions to engage in the discussion.CUNA’s recommendations take three approaches: proposals within NCUA’s immediate authority to implement, proposals allowable under current statutes that would require a change to current rules, and changes that would require congressional action. continue reading »last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola urge Premier League to allow five substitutes | Football News

first_imgThe Liverpool manager has rejected claims reintroducing the five substitutes rule, which was briefly used last season after Project Restart, could favour the ‘big six’ teams in the Premier League and insists player welfare should be the priority this season. 5:29 “All the teams have to understand why it’s so helpful. It’s not an advantage, it’s a necessity. 100 per cent,” said Klopp.“In all other countries it happens and here we make a bit more fun of the competition by having only three subs. That is really incredible, so we have to talk again.”Alexander-Arnold will have a scan on Monday and is expected to withdraw from the England squad for their games against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland later this month. “If we continue like this and hopefully we can play the Euros in the summer… if they happen, let’s see who will be part of that.”Manchester City have used all three of their substitutes twice this season and only two clubs have made fewer total substitutions, but manager Guardiola says he fully agrees with Klopp that the limit must be increased.“All around the world it’s five substitutions, but here we believe we are more special people,” said Guardiola.“We don’t protect the players, and that’s why it’s a disaster. In this calendar, especially. I will demand, if the people allow, we have to come back to five substitutions.“If not, it’s difficult to sustain it.”Keane: Very difficult for Man City to win the league Roy Keane believes Manchester City lack the firepower needed to win the Premier League this season, after their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.Pep Guardiola’s side were a distant second to the Reds last season and eight games into the 2020/21 campaign they already trail Liverpool by five points, sitting 11th in the table, six off early leaders Leicester City.Interestingly, Man City have scored 17 goals fewer than they had at the same stage of last season, and Keane believes with Sergio Aguero struggling with injuries, they aren’t able to make their dominance count in matches – and criticised them for not investing in a striker in the summer.“I know there were other positions they wanted to fill, a centre-half I suppose was a priority. They’ve got nobody but themselves to blame for being short on strikers. You have to have strength in depth – particularly if you’re expected to challenge for all the major trophies. I don’t see City winning the league this year.” 0:43 Klopp believes the Football Association should take action over the substitutes rule, or risk having more international players ruled out through injury.“In my understanding it is a lack of leadership,” Klopp added. “It is the only big league where you have only three subs. Surprise.“The FA has to be involved. Tonight we lost Trent Alexander-Arnold. I’m pretty sure Gareth Southgate is not fine [with that]. FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League Trent Alexander-Arnold went down with a suspected calf injury in the 63rd minute of Sunday's draw against Manchester CityImage:Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered a suspected calf injury in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City 3:00 preview image David Moyes had made no secret of his desire to strengthen his options at the back – Advertisement – West Ham manager David Moyes had previously been in favour of only using three substitutes in a match, but he now admits he would prefer the option of being able to put up to five replacements on due to increasing concerns over player welfare preview image Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is “necessity” for clubs to have five substitutes per match in the Premier League, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has labelled the current three sub limit a “disaster”.Klopp and Guardiola renewed their calls for the rules to be changed after Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered a suspected calf injury during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at the Etihad.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Roy Keane, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards discuss Manchester City’s chances of winning the Premier League this season. Roy doesn’t think City have a chance of winning the title – Advertisement –last_img read more

The impact of taxation on the competitiveness of European tourism

first_imgPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published a report (188 pages) for the European Commission, entitled “The Impact of Taxes on the Competitiveness of European Tourism”.As they point out in their report, tourism is an important economic sector that makes a very significant contribution to the EU economy. Achieving growth in this increasingly competitive international market requires a supportive regulatory environment, and taxation is a key component of that.While on the one hand taxes directly affect the margins created by businesses and the prices faced by tourists, on the other hand they are an important source of revenue for Governments used to finance infrastructure and support the tourism sector. The aim of this study is to review the impact of the existing tax burden on the tourism sector at the national level in the EU-28.This includes compiling a database of current tourism-related taxes at national level in the EU and analyzing the effects of tourism taxes on the competitiveness of tourism enterprises. Empirical evidence from the study points to a strong case of tax cuts on tourists to improve the competitiveness of tourist destinations and support the local tourism sector. However, given the need to increase revenue on the one hand and the need to maintain competitiveness on the other, policymakers need to carefully design taxes to balance these conflicting goals.The document contains a complete overview and comparison of various benefits, from Income Tax, VAT and others to the amount of sojourn tax, for all EU countriesSide dish: The Impact of Taxes on the Competitiveness of European Tourismlast_img read more

Swan Hunter Spools Export Cable for Belgian OWF Project

first_imgSwan Hunter has recently completed the export cable load-in operations as part of a Belgian offshore wind project. The load-in operations involved spooling of approximately 28 kilometers of 261 millimeter export cable, weighing around 3,300 metric tonnes.The export cable was brought to DOC-Swan Hunter’s Storage & Cable Spooling Yard in Vlissingen via cable transportation vessel. The cable will be stored in DOC-Swan Hunter’s newly build 23m basket carousel. The cable load-out is scheduled for Q3 2018.Swan Hunter’s director, Gerard Kroese. stated: “We are delighted to see the successful completion of these cable spooling operations at our DOC-Swan Hunter’s Storage & Cable Spooling Yard. These operations did see the first use of our newly build carousel in combination with our new loading tower. We are very proud of reaching the tremendous milestone in building this new equipment in time and soon afterwards finalising the spooling operations.We did achieve this as a result of a tremendous effort by our personnel in combination with designers, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers over recent months. The support from the local supply chain has been immense. The cable is now covered with UV cable protection materials until load-out operations.”last_img read more

Dudus’ day – Former Tivoli don faces sentencing in NY court

first_img Tweet COKE… described by witnesses as a ruthless murdererNEW YORK, USA — Two years after waiving his rights to an extradition hearing and after several appearances in a Manhattan courtroom here, and a number of postponements of scheduled sentencing, convicted Jamaican drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ is to be sentenced today.During an interview with the Jamaica Observer last month, defense attorney Stephen Rosen said that even if the defence presents evidence to rebut that given by prosecution witnesses during an evidentiary hearing, Coke would be “sentenced on June 8”.The final chapter in the long-running saga follows two days of damning testimony by two prosecution witnesses during the evidentiary hearing last month.The former Tivoli Gardens strongman is facing a maximum of 23 years behind bars under a plea bargain arrangement reached between prosecutors and his defense team last August.He was originally facing 40 years to life after being indicted on drugs and weapons charges. Coke eventually pleaded to the lesser charges of conspiracy under the plea bargaining arrangement.Judge Robert P Patterson ordered last month’s evidentiary hearing after agreeing with Coke’s defense team that prosecutors had not presented sufficient evidence to support their request that the maximum sentence be imposed on Coke.That ruling was interpreted as a major victory for the defence. But after the damming testimonies by the two witnesses — one of whom accused Coke of murders, drug and weapons smuggling — there are some in legal circles here who feel the move may have hurt Coke’s chances of a reduced sentence.Whatever the outcome, Judge Patterson is also likely to consider time served by Coke who has been incarcerated since the middle of 2010.Jamaica Observer Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Dudus’ day – Former Tivoli don faces sentencing in NY court by: – June 8, 2012center_img Share Share 20 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Area Girls & Boys Basketball Scores (12-15)

first_imgArea Girls & Boys Basketball ScoresFriday  (12-15)Girls ScoresGreensburg  66     Batesville  63South Dearborn  48     Connersville  37Indy Lutheran  55     SW Shelby  53Boys ScoresIndy Chatard  40     Oldenburg  36SW Hanover  80     Jac-Cen-Del  34Greensburg  86     Jennings County  60North Decatur  67     Waldron  57Morristown  76     South Decatur  41Hauser  65     Edinburgh  47Connersville  71     South Dearborn  46Rushville  48     Lawrenceburg  45Rising Sun  60     New Washington  41Switz. County  59     Trinity Lutheran  58Crothersville  77     Shawe Memorial  47SW Shelby  48     Indy Lutheran  37Union County  64     Winchester  52Bedford NL  62     Madison  39last_img

Zidane hopes Benzema can finish LaLiga top scorer

first_imgReal Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, hopes to see Karim Benzema finish the season as the LaLiga’s top scorer. Benzema is still in with a chance of finishing as LaLiga Santander’s top scorer, although it was not a priority for Zidane. “Of course I would like him to [win the Pichichi] for him, but it doesn’t mean anything,” Zidane said.Advertisement read also:La Liga: Benzema wins Player of the Month award for June “We will see as always, I would have liked him to, because he deserves it. “He will decide in the end, we will see how that will end.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMysterious Underwater Objects Most People Don’t Know AboutBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowThe Biggest Cities In The World So Farlast_img read more