On Sunday, June 28th, over 50 artists and tens of thousands of fans came together for Justice Comes Alive, a one-day, virtual festival harnessing the power of music to bring about collective change in response to racial inequality. The donation-based streaming event generated $55,000 and counting in funds for the participating artists, who remain out of work as the pandemic continues, as well as a number of social justice-oriented causes via PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund.The 12-hour live-stream marathon featured new contributions by an array of amazing artists from around the world including The Original Nth Power, who reunited remotely for a run through “Only Love” featuring an interlude of Bob Marley‘s “War”. The audio for the segment was mixed by Bassy Bob and the video was edited by Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident).While The Nth Power has spent the last few years touring as a stripped-down power trio comprised of drummer Nikki Glaspie, guitarist/vocalist Nick Cassarino, and bassist Nate Edgar, the outfit made its bones as a soulful quintet featuring keyboardist/vocalist Nigel Hall (who now plays with Lettuce) and lauded percussionist Weedie Braimah.In 2019, The Original Nth Power reunited at the Blue Nile in New Orleans for the band’s traditional Jazz Fest ‘Last Hoorah’, their annual send-off on the Monday following the ten-day live music marathon each spring in the Crescent City. With this year’s Jazz Fest canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, the Justice Comes Alive performance by The Original Nth Power felt like a much-needed consolation prize.Even beyond full-band performance, the members of the OG Nth Power had their fingerprints all over Justice Comes Alive. Both Nikki Glaspie and Nigel Hall served as co-hosts of the event, conducting enlightening conversations about race relations in the U.S. with the likes of Karl Denson, George Porter Jr., Oteil Burbridge, Patrice Rushen, Eric Krasno, and more. Nikki even conducted a stimulating conversation with Original Nth Power bandmate Weedie Braimah, who also showed off some of his deep-rooted djembe prowess with a solo performance and an appearance on Everyone Orchestra‘s remote improvisation session. In addition to co-hosting duties, Nigel Hall performed on the stream with Terence Higgins & The NOLA Krewe and Lettuce while Nikki Glaspie played some protest music with her all-female outfit, The OGs. Nick Cassarino also offered up a performance with Erin Boyd and his parents as well as a clip of a collaboration with Jennifer Hartswick and Christian McBride.Relive The Original Nth Power segment from Justice Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the Justice Comes Alive performances and have the means, consider making a donation to Plus1 For Black Lives Fund via www.JusticeComesAlive.com.The Original Nth Power – “Only Love” > “War” (Bob Marley) > “Only Love” – Justice Comes AlivePresented by Live For Live Music in partnership with PLUS1 and Nugs.TV, Justice Comes Alive was conceived as a way to harness the power of music to bring about collective change in response to racial inequality. All funds raised from Justice Comes Alive will be split evenly between the artists on the bill and the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund, which was developed to address and continue the fight against anti-Black racism and violence in the U.S.Directly supporting organizations like Equal Justice Initiative, Impact Justice, and The Bail Project, the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund focuses on empowering Black communities, movement building, keeping people out of the criminal justice system while dismantling it more broadly, and a collective, international narrative change toward the equitable treatment of Black people. 30% of the PLUS1 for Black Lives Fund is also committed to small grants for Black and Indigenous-led grassroots efforts combating racism. For more information on Justice Comes Alive, head here.On Saturday, May 30th, The Nth Power also took part in Justice Comes Alive’s precursor, Quarantine Comes Alive, a 15-hour virtual music festival that raised over $150,000 for a slew of charities via the comprehensive PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund. For their Quarantine Comes Alive segment, The Nth Power offered up a never-before-seen video from their late-night tribute to Nirvana at One Eyed Jacks during Jazz Fest 2018. Check out the clip below:The Nth Power Presents: Nth Utero ft. Skerik –”Radio Friendly Unit Shifter/Scentless Apprentice” – 4/28/18
The world’s leading tourism industry fair was officially opened in Berlin ITB Berlin which is celebrating its 50th jubilee, and over 200 visitors are expected at the world’s largest tourism exchange.The biggest one takes place in parallel with the stock exchange world tourism congress “Thing thank” with 20.000 participants, which will host more than 50 different professional gatherings, panels and seminars. All the latest information, trends, technology, destination management, promotion… all in one place. Definitely a major destination for the tourism sector, no matter what branch of tourism you come from. If someone wants to have a global picture of tourism, he must come to ITB Berlin, says Nedo Pinezić, president of the Family Accommodation Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Fortunately for all those who cannot be present at ITB Berlin, the organizers have provided a free internet transmission that you can follow here Photo: ITB Berlin InstargramThe main topics of the first day were the issue of security, terrorist threats and the refugee crisis, which certainly have a significant impact on tourism trends in Europe. But despite all the potential threats, the main focus of all tourist destinations at the fair is on the German market, which is growing year by year and is the largest with more than 70 million trips longer than five days.For Croatian tourism, Germany is already the standard main emitting market, while last year Croatia chose 2,12 million for vacations, which accounted for 15,8 million overnight stays. Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman from Berlin points out that the current booking for Croatia is very good and that the projections for booking by the end of June for all markets are about 5 percent higher than last year. It is especially significant that bookings from Germany are higher by over 20 percent in the same period last year. If we believe the current projections and analyzes, we can expect about 100 thousand more Germans than last year on our coast.The Minister also presented that 25 new hotels were opened last year, and that 35 percent more investments in the tourism sector are expected this year. The first three days of the fair are intended exclusively for professionals, while the last two days are open to the general public. This year’s ITB fair is being held from March 9 to 13, and it is expected to be visited by almost 200 visitors.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Economic Development and Investment, Gloria JosephThe Dominica Labour Party administration has appointed another female to the position of permanent secretary in the public service since it success at the December 2014 general election.Gloria Joseph, the former coordinator of the National Employment Program (NEP), was appointed permanent secretary in the ministry of planning, economic development and investment effective 1 March 2015.Mrs Joseph joins two new female permanent secretaries who were appointed in December 2014; Mandra Fagan in the ministry of youth, sports, culture and constituency empowerment and Sylvanie Burton in the ministry of social services and Kalinago affairs. “Being in the position of permanent secretary has not directly been a personal aspiration necessarily, but I see it as part of my progress and development in management,” Mrs Joseph told Dominica Vibes on Saturday 14 March 2015.“I’ve had several years of management experience in the public sector, in the private sector and in statutory corporations and coupled with my academic studies and all the experience gained, I think that has placed me in a position to be very competent and effective in spearheading the ministry,” Mrs Joseph added.She said her role as permanent secretary will be multi-folded as it entails running the ministry and coordinating the public sector investment programs of the government.Additionally, Mrs Joseph noted that her role includes ensuring that the ministry fosters economic development from a macro standpoint within the island.“We want to ensure within the ministry that we seek to harness the potentials of all ministries, in ensuring that the priorities of the government expressed in the manifesto, expressed in the growth and strategic plan of the government, expressed in various mediums are fully utilized and that they become a reality, that the promises that are made by the government are realized during the term of office, so this is the major priority of the department,” Mrs Joseph said. Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 803 Views 3 comments Share Share LocalNews Another female PS appointed by: Dominica Vibes News – March 14, 2015
iStock/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Tehran police announced Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe Islamic dress code. The dress code has been in place since the 1979 revolution. “Those who do not observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centers, nor will judicial cases be filed against them.” Tehran police chief Gen. Hossein Rahimi was quoted as saying by the reformist daily Sharq.Violators of the dress code will be made to attend classes given by police and repeat offenders could still be subject to legal action. The dress code still remains outside the capital.women in Iran have been forced t cover their hair and wear long, loose garments for nearly 40 years. More liberal-minded woman have pushed the boundaries of the official dress code. Men can also be detained by Iran’s morality police if they are seen going shirtless or wearing shorts. Iran’s morality police— similar to Saudi Arabia’s religious police— detain violators and escort them to a police van. Their families are then called to bring the detainee a change of clothes. The violator is then required to sign a form that they will not commit the offense again.Police in Tehran announced plans to deploy 7,000 male and female officers for a new plainclothes division to monitor public morality and enforce the dress code, last year.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Siripon Kaewduang-ngam, 19, proved she is ready to fill the space previously held by three-time Thai Olympian Napalai Tansai. She turned the heads of several of Olympians and top ranked female windsurfers as she finished in tenth position in the RS:X Women’s division, with five top ten results in the fleet of 23.“I learned a lot from Napalai about sailing and techniques,” she said, “but conditions here are very different (than at the Perth 2011 ISAF SWC, where she sailed with Napalai). In Perth, it was high winds. In Santander, it was very cold with light wind, which I am good in, but, the shifty wind and swell were challenging. The seaweed also slowed me down, but I am proud of my results.”Ek Boonsawad, 24, placed 15th in the RS:X Men’s division, just short of his target. On the final day of racing, however, he held his head high: “I couldn’t achieve my goal of finishing in the top 10,” he said, “but the final top ten included Olympic gold medalists and world champions.”The RS:X men’s division, with 29 sailors, was indeed the most competitive in the Santander Trophy classes with 14 Olympians, including the 2012 gold and silver medalists, as well as the current world champion and five of the top ranked RS:X sailors in the world.In the Laser Radial class, Kamolwan Chanyim, 17, finished 14th in a fleet of 23, with three top ten finishes including a fifth in her final race. She spent more time in the classroom, gym and in television and newspaper interviews than on the water however, as she was a guest of the Spanish Federation of Sailing which invited her to Phase Two of the special ISAF Emerging Nations Program (ENP), her participation made possible by new sponsor Kingdom Property.“I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of the ENP,” she said. “I gained a lot of knowledge especially in sailing tactics and exercise. In the strange conditions (light, shifty winds and unusual swells of one meter with wind-driven waves moving in the opposite direction), I realized I can’t sail here the way I learned in Thailand.”The ENP provides high performance training for potential Olympians from smaller sailing nations, including medical and fitness tests, intensive instruction in physical fitness and sports psychology, and ongoing top level coaching.The ENP’s Dr Carmen Vaz said Kamolwan was selected along with six other women from around the world for a multiple of reasons.Sirpon Kaewduang-ngam (right) races in the RS:X Women’s division in Santander, Spain. (Photo courtesy Martinez Studio/Cuidad de Santander Trophy)“We had to be able to say ‘this girl can go somewhere’,” she said. “The country was important because we want to see new nations qualify for the Olympics in each class. (‘Bam’ would be the first Laser Radial sailor to qualify for Thailand.) The sailor had to go to one of our training camps also, so our coaches could evaluate their sailing level, tactics and feeling for the sport. (‘Bam’ was sent by the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand to their camp in Indonesia in 2012.) They also had to be physically fit and of the right body shape and size. And they had to have the right attitude, to want to learn. This is in fact the most important.”Phase III of the ISAF Emerging Nations program will see those that the ENP team believes really can qualify for Rio 2016 invited to undergo further training in the lead up to Santander 2014 SWC.The SWC is usually held in the year prior to the Olympics, but Santander 2014 will be staged two years in advance in part to encourage continued high performance training through the four year period between Olympics. While Rio 2016 feels years away, Thai sailors began serious training for the next Olympics this past month in Santander, Spain, where the first 50% of Olympic Sailing places will be awarded next year at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships (SWC). This Cuidad de Santander Trophy, held from Sept. 9-15, offered aspiring Olympians the chance to become familiar with the conditions they will face in the first Olympic qualification round. Representing Thailand at the regatta were Pattaya-based windsurfers, Siripon Kaewduang-ngam and two-time Olympian Ek Boonsawad, plus Sattahip’s two-time Laser Radial national champion Kamolwan ‘Bam’ Chanyim who aspires to be the first Thai woman to qualify for the Olympic sailing competition in her class.Kamolwan ‘Bam’ Chanyim is all smiles at the Cuidad de Santander Trophy.
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