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  • Ultra Music Festival Is Officially Leaving Miami

    first_imgAfter years of strained relationships with the local government and community, Ultra Music Festival has announced that they will not return to Miami next year. The popular EDM festival, which traditionally takes place during Miami Music Week, will move to an as-yet-undisclosed new South Florida location in 2019.The move comes after the festival faced a number of venue-based obstacles in recent years. In 2018, the Miami City Commission unanimously voted to deny Ultra’s application for a new contract that would have kept the festival at the city’s Bayfront Park for the next five years. A couple months later, the festival announced that they would move to a new Miami home, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium Flex Park.However, while Ultra hoped they had found a new long-term home at Virginia Key Beach Park, this year’s festival at the new location suffered a variety of logistical setbacks. Due to transportation issues from the island venue, countless attendees were left stranded when trying to leave the event, resulting in an ugly, chaotic scene.Furthermore, a recent scientific study on the environmental effects of Ultra on its new 2019 location asserted that the high sound levels had a harmful effect on local marine wildlife. According to a report from local news outlet Key News, scientists claimed that fish who also call Miami their home “suffered excess levels of stress” due to the loud music pumped through the air (and into the water) at the festival. Apparently, the soundwaves caused fish to experience stress levels higher than what they experience when swimming for their lives while being chased by predators. “Ultra was causing short-term, acute stress on our fish,” Danielle McDonald, a professor of marine biology at the University of Miami, said in a statement of their biological findings.Related: Ultra Music Festival’s Future In Miami In Question Due To Stressed-Out FishThis combination of obstacles threw the future of Ultra in Miami into question as the festival awaited a ruling from the Miami City Commission as to whether they’d be welcomed back in 2020. Today, May 9th, was the deadline for the Commission to make their decision.Before that could happen, Ultra made the announcement that they had voluntarily terminated their City of Miami license in favor of a new venue. As the festival noted in a letter to fans posted to Twitter on Wednesday,Throughout the years of Ultra’s existence, our top priority has always been to offer you the best possible music festival experience. Since our inaugural festival in 1999, we have hosted Ultra Music Festival at a variety of different venues throughout the Greater Miami area, with our most recent event taking place on Virginia Key.After listening to feedback from many of you (including over 20,000 fans who took our post-event survey), it is clear that the festival experience on Virginia Key was simply not good enough. This is Ultra Music Festival, after all, and our attendees expect us to deliver on our commitment to excellence. Being committed to excellence not only means constantly striving to become better, it also means being willing to change things when they are not working.Accordingly, we have voluntarily terminated our City of Miami license and thank them for being a part of our story over the last two decades.We are now finalizing a new South Florida location that will serve as an incredible and permanent home for Ultra Music Festival. We have been approached by many interested parties over the years with offers to host the festival at some very unique and impressive locales. One of these, however, has shined far above the others, and we look forward to making our home there for many years to come.We are in the process of putting the finishing touches on the final details that will ensure that this new location allows us to deliver the incredible experience that our loyal fans expect and deserve. Our priority is providing our attendees a unique, accessible, breathtaking venue. A formal announcement including full event details and ticket information will be made soon.Sincerely,Ultra Music FestivalSo, Ultra Music Festival will live on—though not in its longtime home of Miami. Here’s wishing the best of luck to the event as they move into this new chapter.last_img read more

  • The seventh International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO was presented

    first_imgThe biggest so far, the seventh International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO is being held from March 16 to 18 in Arena Zagreb!Seychelles, Zanzibar and Ivory Coast are presented for the first time, and exhibitors from Indonesia, India, Canada, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia are coming to Zagreb again. , Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.”I am especially pleased with the fact that new destinations join us every year. I hope that the seventh PLACE2GO will be full of positive emotions and experiences and that it will result in unforgettable trips and concluded deals. We have a great desire to present even more Croatian destinations at the fair, because I am firmly convinced that there are many more unexplored beauties in our country.”, Said Damjana Domanovac, director of the fair PLACE2GO.Satisfaction with the long-term cooperation was expressed by Uğur Cantimur, director of Turkish Airlines for Croatia, an airline that has been confirming its loyalty to the project for five years as a general sponsor. “For an airline that flies to the most countries and international destinations in the world, PLACE2GO is the ideal platform to present our unparalleled network of flights and numerous award-winning services to regular and potential passengers. We are extremely proud that this year marks the 20th anniversary of doing business in Zagreb. We are happy to transfer part of the celebration to the fair and in that way once again thank our partners and passengers for their trust all these years.and “, said the director of Turkish Airlines for Croatia.PLACE2GO has been supported from the beginning by the City of Zagreb and the Zagreb Tourist Board. “The fair is an exceptional opportunity to create contacts and follow global trends in the field of tourism and I hope that this year we will create a basis for the adoption of many examples of good practice and successful and fruitful cooperation with many business partners.”, Said Jelena Pavičić Vukičević, Deputy Mayor of the City of Zagreb.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”PLACE2GO 2017 from Place2go on Vimeo.Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, congratulated the organizers on their efforts to hold this year’s fair in the prestigious Arena Zagreb. “I would like to invite everyone to visit the exhibition space of the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb, where we present the project “Culture of Tourism” launched in 2010 in cooperation with the City Office for Education, Culture and Sports, and it aims to raise awareness , cultural and natural potentials of Zagreb”, Pointed out Martina Bienenfeld.The perfect opportunity for business networkingTraditionally, the first day of the fair – Friday, March 16, is intended exclusively for business meetings. Meetings are arranged in advance by way of mobile applications PLACE2GO for Android and iOS systems which significantly speeds up business communication. On that day, visitors can expect interesting panels, lectures and presentations and an attractive workshop on innovative technological solutions, which will be attended by representatives of the IT industry.”At the panel and workshops on Innovative technological solutions in tourism, you will be able to learn all about our mobile hotel application, property management system and interactive TV system and technological trends that our hoteliers increasingly recognize and include in their offer, e-charging stations and e-bikes . By expanding the eco-system of services specialized for the hotel and tourism industry and ensuring the availability of state-of-the-art technologies in one place, we want to enable our hotels to stand on an equal footing with world players.”, She pointed out Ivana Beli Oštarčević, Director of the ICT Offer Department of Hrvatski Telekom, which sponsors the Business Lounge.More than 180 exhibitors from 21 countries, attractive prize games, a great opportunity for business networking, workshops, panels, guest travel writers and bloggers – visit one of the most attractive tourism fairs in the regionThe most famous travel writers and bloggers talk about travelCamping Square and Adventure Village, autochthonous Croatian souvenirs, new trends in the travel industry, attractive hotels, wellness centers, cocktail PLACE2GO created as a result of cooperation Obala promet and Filip Lipnik, prize games in which you can win tickets to Istanbul and Dublin or a trip to Tunisia, are just part of the rich program that awaits you for the weekend.This year, the most famous Croatian bloggers and travel writers will be guests, so visitors will enjoy the stories of journalists Goran Milić, the experiences of singer Mirela Priselac Remi, African adventures Saša Pjanić, Damir Filipović and Ivan Raka. Dejan Nemčić will talk about humanitarian work, a Vlado Šestan will give some travel tips. Goran Jovic will discover what he experienced on a trip to Latin America and Tanzania, there are stories from the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali, but also details from a gourmet trip to Germany. Travelers and  Ivan Bengeri will discover how to get to the cheapest trips and whether a 1300 kuna ticket to New York is a matter of luck or skill, and the program manager Ida Prester, and the experienced traveler herself, will discover the details of her favorite trips.The sponsors of this year’s fair are the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts.Admission to PLACE2GO is free this year as well, and you can see the entire program of events at: www.place2go.orglast_img read more

  • Unique Group Introduces Diving Industry Maintenance System

    first_imgUnique Group has launched a new cloud-based planned maintenance system to help companies in the diving market sector manage their equipment and adhere to certification guidelines and rules. The asset management and maintenance system provides documentation for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) compliant audit purposes.Harry Gandhi, CEO at Unique Group, said, “At Unique we are constantly looking for innovative ideas to help our clients work effectively in all areas of their business. Digitising equipment management with the Unique Equipment Manager (UEM) offers an opportunity to reduce the time equipment is idle and minimises resource required to accurately track equipment status.”last_img

  • Easter Sunday trading decision set to be handed to councils despite opposition

    first_imgTVNZ One News 12 May 2016Family First Comment: The first hospital pass was Prostitution. Here’s another. The government needs to stop using local councils to make the tough decisions!The aim is to get rid of anomalies that see places like Queenstown open for business but nearby Wanaka closed.Parliament’s Commerce Committee is in deadlock over a bill to allow shops to open if councils decide they should.A five-five vote on the bill means the Government has failed to pass the changes at select committee it wanted.But Employment Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse will push through with the bill, and changes, despite that.The bill will see councils develop local policies so businesses can open if the community wishes.But Labour’s Iain Lees-Galloway says the minister is washing his hands of what is a contentious issue in Parliament by passing the buck on to councils.Local Government New Zealand head Lawrence Yule says councils want to have the power to make their own decisions.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/easter-sunday-trading-decision-set-handed-councils-despite-oppositionlast_img read more

  • Football News Former UEFA President Michel Platini arrested over awarding of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

    first_imgParis : Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a source close to the investigation said. The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to the gas-rich Gulf state.Qatar was named to host the World Cup in a decision that triggered controversy over its suitability amid allegations of corruption.Platini, 63, led UEFA until 2015 when he was banned from football for four years for ethics violations including receiving a two-million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from the disgraced former head of FIFA Sepp Blatter.Qatar has been accused of buying votes in its bid to stage the World Cup and a subsequent report by US independent investigator Michael Garcia unearthed an array of suspect financial dealings, many linked to Sandro Rosell, the ex-Barcelona president who served as a consultant for Qatar.Platini, a triple Ballon d’Or winner, was expected to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 before his fall from grace. He has been battling to clear his name ever since. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

  • The Latest: South Carolina gets OK for 20,000 fans at games

    first_imgThe school’s athletics department issued a statement Thursday, shortly after Chancellor Randy Woodson announced the school would shut down in-person undergraduate instruction as of Monday.In an open letter, Woodson said the school won’t close on-campus housing. That came after the school identified three coronavirus clusters as well as reporting more than 500 students were in quarantine and isolation through “aggressive” contact tracing.The athletics statement says athletes can continue to hold practices and workouts while the school works with the Atlantic Coast Conference and health officials “towards the safest and most responsible course of action.”ACC rival North Carolina announced a move to remote instruction for undergraduate courses earlier this week.___ “I wanted to use my diagnosis as another reminder that we are all susceptible,” he said. “It is critical we all follow CDC guidelines and state mandates and have a heightened sense of self awareness in order to protect each other.”___Torino says two players have tested positive for COVID-19.The Serie A club has not revealed their names but says both players are asymptomatic and are currently self-isolating.The positive cases were discovered from tests carried out before starting pre-season training. Torino says three other players who were in close contact with the duo in the past few days will be subject to further testing.Five other Serie A players have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past two days.___Six UConn football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus, leading the school to suspend all team activities on Thursday. UConn canceled its football season this month, but the team still had been practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays and doing weight training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. August 20, 2020 The Latest: South Carolina gets OK for 20,000 fans at games Notre Dame announced five football players have tested positive in two rounds of coronavirus testing this week.The athletic department said the football program decided to test twice this week in light of the university’s decision Tuesday to move to remote learning because of a COVID-19 outbreak on campus. A total of 232 tests were done.The five players who tested positive are in isolation. Through contact tracing, six other players have been placed in quarantine.The football team has conducted 851 coronavirus tests since June 18, with nine positive results.The Fighting Irish did not practice for a second straight day. Another round of testing is set for Friday. The team said practices would resume based on the recommendation of the medical staff. Associated Press West Virginia’s Big 12 home opener is Oct. 3 against Baylor.In-person classes at West Virginia start Aug. 26 for freshmen, graduate and some professional students, while upperclassmen will start classwork online. Masks must be worn on campus.The Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference are among six Football Bowl Subdivision leagues proceeding with plans to play this fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 abandoned their fall season.___Napoli says forward Andrea Petagna has tested positive for COVID-19. ___Pittsburgh Pirates President Travis Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 and says he is “on the road to recovery.” He says he knows of no other positive tests within the organization.He said in a statement Thursday he began feeling symptoms Monday night.“Fortunately, however, I followed the critical health and safety protocols that we have put in place, including wearing a mask as required, maintaining safe social distance.” He adds that he has started isolating and is getting further tests.Williams says the team has begun tracing to identify anyone with whom he may have been in contact. He adds that this does include players, coaches or support staff because the team had been on the road. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___South Carolina has been approved by the state to permit 20,000 fans at football games this fall, about a quarter of capacity at Williams-Brice Stadium. The athletic department announced the approval for its fall venues, including the football stadium, which has a listed seating capacity of 80,250. The Gamecocks open the season at home against Tennessee on Sept. 26. The athletic department said it will follow Southeastern Conference guidelines for health and safety, including wearing a face covering at all South Carolina venues. The department said it will discourage tailgating and prohibit the use of tents at athletic events.___North Carolina State says it’s still “progressing with the expectation to compete” in fall sports as the school goes to online-only courses for undergraduates. The school said other athletes who were in contact with the six players also have been placed in quarantine. It was not immediately clear if any of the infected football players were reflected in the 11 positive tests the university reported Wednesday among the entire student body.___West Virginia’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 12. will be held without fans because of the pandemic.Athletic director Shane Lyons said Thursday the goal is “to have fans at Milan Puskar Stadium this season, but right now that is not possible.”The school said in a statement only essential game operations personnel and families of the players and football staff will be allowed to attend. Petagna is asymptomatic and had the test after his brother tested positive.Napoli signed Petagna from Spal in January but he remained on loan at the rival Serie A club until the end of the season.Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante said Wednesday that he has the coronavirus and Cagliari announced that three other players had also tested positive.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

  • SWAN Resolute on Support for Eagles, Ignores Mikel’s Snide Comments

    first_imgWe still stand by this resolution and urge all our members to disregard Mikel’s comments and continue to play their crucial role of promoting the country’s football with all necessary zeal and patriotism.“The collective responsibility being propagated by SWAN is already playing out with the unprecedented cooperation among critical stakeholders towards the cause, which has resulted to the Super Eagles leading their group after victories over Zambia and Algeria in Ndola and Uyo respectively.“What we expect from Nigerians and critical stakeholders at this point in time are actions and statements which would strengthen our team’s concentration towards achieving qualification and not controversy.“While we commend the Super Eagles and salute coach Gernot Rohr for their efforts so far, we are however hopeful that the team’s defence line would be strengthened to overcome greater challenges as we progress.SWAN also lauded the Federal Government, the National Assembly, the Akwa-Ibom State Government, as well as all other stakeholders for their continuous support to the team.“While we remind all critical stakeholders that the battle is not over until it is over, SWAN under the leadership of Honour Sirawoo will continue to seek the support and understanding of all stakeholders in the sports sector as it intensifies its reformation agenda towards effective service delivery and securing respect for sports journalists,” concludes the statement.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) leadership has described John Mikel Obi’s uncomplimentary comments about his lack of regulation at Chelsea FC as uncalled for and should not have been, in view of the Nigerian media’s contributions to his career and the country’s football as a whole.The Super Eagles captain had said comments made by the team’s coach Gernot Rohr before Saturday’s 3-1 win over Algeria were mistranslated and taken out of context by the Nigerian media, as “English isn’t Mr Rohr’s or much of the Nigeria media’s first language”.But SWAN however viewed the incident as part of its members’ sacrifice towards Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The association had in a communiqué issued at the end of its convention in Ilorin in September urged all Nigerians to see the country’s qualification for Russia 2018 World Cup as a national project.last_img read more

  • NBA: Milwaukee Bucks top Eastern Conference after beating Philadelphia 76ers

    first_img Source: BBC Milwaukee Bucks ensured they would finish as Eastern Conference top seeds for the first time since 1974 with a 128-122 win over Philadelphia 76ers.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 45 points as the Bucks ensured they would have home court advantage in the play-offs.“It’s been a really special year,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I’m very proud of the team.”Golden State Warriors boosted hope of finishing top in the Western Conference by beating Los Angeles Lakers 108-90.Golden State improved to 54 wins and 24 losses with four regular season games left and boast a two-game lead over Denver Nuggets.All eight Western Conference spots are filled, leaving just the finishing order to be determined.In the Eastern conference meanwhile, the Bucks have 59 wins and now have three matches to get to 60 regular season wins for just the fifth time in franchise history.Their latest success saw them take the final quarter 46-36 to overcome Philadelphia, with Antetokounmpo strengthening his claim to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award.His haul of 45 points and 13 rebounds means he has 25 points or more and 10 rebounds or more in a game 42 times this season.Budenholzer added: “It’s a special performance from him. It felt like a statement. He’s an MVP in our eyes.“We didn’t play our best but had a couple of guys catch fire.“Any time you can have home court in the play-offs it’s a great thing.”last_img read more

  • Aubameyang’s 22nd goal of the season makes him Europe’s top scorer

    first_imgBang, bang, bang.That’s all Gabon goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seems to be doing these days, and on Sunday, he banged in another.His strike was the 22nd of the season for Borussia Dortmund as they defeated derby rivals Schalke 3-2 in the Bundesliga.The 26-year-old striker’s goal in the 48th minute made it 3-1 for Dortmund and proved the winner despite visitors Schalke scoring afterwards.Aubameyang received a yellow card after pulling off his shirt in celebration to reveal a T-shirt bearing the text ‘Do you remember?’ under the Batman logo, having donned a “Caped Crusader” outfit in the derby last February when he also scored in a 3-0 win over Schalke.It was his 14th goal in 12 matches in the Bundesliga this season, making him joint-top scorer in the league with Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. The result leaves second-placed Dortmund five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern, and eight points clear of third-placed Wolfsburg, while Schalke stay fifth.Aubameyang also scored in last Thursday’s 4-0 win over Azerbaijani side Qabala, making him the leading scorer in Europe with 22 goals in all competitions.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

  • Leonard Fournette says last season ‘humbled’ Jaguars

    first_img Jaguars fine Telvin Smith $88K for missing minicamp However, Fournette has already noticed a change this year. Jalen Ramsey restrains himself from ripping opposing QBs Leonard Fournette was honest about the Jaguars’ struggles last season.Jacksonville went 5-11 and missed the playoffs a year after making it to the AFC Championship game. The lowly record, Fournette says, humbled the team. The third-year running back, who was selected by the Jaguars as the fourth-overall pick in the 2017 draft, also admitted the team didn’t bring the right intensity and mindset entering the 2018 season.”I think we appreciate last season overall,” Fournette said after the team’s practice Saturday. “I feel like a lot of things, individually, we all could have done to get ourselves in better shape confidence-wise coming off a great season in 2017. I think last year kind of humbled a lot of us in some ways.” Related News “You see in the way guys practice,” Fournette said. “Some guys who kind of (had a) lack of effort, they’re not showing it this year. So I think last season kind of woke a lot of guys up.”Fournette is also hoping to get back to full capacity after playing just eight games last season where he logged just 439 rushing yards and six total touchdowns. Josh Allen injury update: Jaguars rookie (knee) likely to miss minicamplast_img read more