Load remaining images The Disco Biscuits continued their three-night hometown run at the Fillmore Philadelphia last night, playing the second show with special guests, Swift Technique. The horn-filled Philly band not only opened the show, but linked up with the Biscuits on a handful of songs throughout their two set performance, including “Give it to Me” in the first set and both “King of the World” and “Let’s Dance” in the second.The show was full of classic Biscuits jams as well, including a show opening “Bernstein & Chasnoff” that segued into “Voices Insane” before returning to “Bernstein & Chasnoff.” They also rolled out some inverted takes on “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a” and “Down to the Bottom,” and would ultimately close out the show with an encore of “On Time.”Thanks to the band, we can watch a full pro-shot video of the show! Check that out, as well as the setlist and a photo gallery from Sean DiSerio, below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA | 2/3/17I: Bernstein & Chasnoff-> Voices Insane-> Bernstein & Chasnoff, The Very Moon-> Give it to Me (with Swift Technique Horns)-> Morph Dusseldorf (ending only)II: King of the World (with ST Horns)-> Let’s Dance (with ST Horns)-> Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (inverted)-> Astronaut-> Down to the Bottom (inverted)-> Confrontation (ending)E: On Time
In 1982, Pink Floyd shocked moviegoers everywhere with their intense film adaptation of The Wall. The movie had particularly strong imagery, including a number of paintings by artist Gerald Scarfe. Now, 35 years later, those paintings will be displayed in an exhibit at the San Francisco Art Exchange this July, before being sold off to collectors.A total of eleven pieces will be included, such as The Scream pictured above, as well as a full 50 panel storyboard for the entire film. Other pieces are titled The Mother, The Gross Inflatable Pig, Wife With Flaming Hair, Education For What? No Jobs! and many more. The full collection can be seen here.Interestingly, Scarfe began working on the artwork for The Wall before Pink Floyd even started recording the album. He designed several inflatable animals that were used in the live performances, and some of his illustrations made it to the movie. It should be a real treat to see these artwork on display.[H/T Rolling Stone]
Streaming giant Netflix has announced that it will team up with A-list comedy star Will Ferrell for a new feature film about the Eurovision Song Contest, according to a report from Deadline. Ferrell is set to star in the film, titled Eurovision, as well as write the screenplay along with Andrew Steele. Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum will produce for Gary Sanchez Productions, and Adam McKay will serve as executive producer.The Eurovision Song Contest, frequently referred to simply as Eurovision, is the widely-known TV song contest that pits entrants from various different countries against each other and allows viewers to vote for the other countries’ songs to determine a winner. The competition has expanded in scope over the course of its more-than-50-year existence, with over 40 countries (including, as of 2015, Australia) now eligible to enter a contestant.The Eurovision Song Contest has famously launched a handful of enduring musical careers: ABBA rode their 1974 win for Sweden to a successful global recording career, and Celine Dion launched her own career with a win for Switzerland in 1988. However, the contest has mostly only provided short-term popularity boosts for its winners, with most winners eventually fading back into obscurity.Ferrell has made a career out of sending up various fringe competitions, from NASCAR (Talladega Nights) to Olympic figure skating (Blades of Glory) to youth soccer (Kicking & Screaming), to semi-pro basketball (Semi-Pro), and beyond. We’ve also seen him show his musical side once or twice—from his famous Robert Goulet impressions on Saturday Night Live to his climactic operatic rendition of “Por Ti Volare” in Step Brothers—and it always proves to be a riot.Will Ferrell – “Por Ti Volare” – Step Brothers[Video: abate16]Ferrell’s move to Netflix rather than the big screen follows a recent trend in the comedy world in which both big-name stars and rising comedic talents go directly to the streaming platform with their films and specials rather than utilizing the big screen and premium cable, as was formerly the norm. Many of Ferrell’s comedic contemporaries like Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, and Dave Chappelle have already gotten in on the Netflix comedy trend.[H/T Deadline]
At the Frances Loeb Library, students from the course ADV-09125 were showing off the future of libraries.The advanced seminar at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) — aka the “Library Test Kitchen” — just wrapped up its third fall offering on the course schedule. Like a few other classes across the University, its last act of the semester was not an exam but a public exhibit of student projects. ADV-09125 gets extra credit, however, since its final event on Dec. 13 was accompanied by wine, cheese, and fruit.Near the wine table, guests lounged on the inviting turf-grass mounds of “Library Island.” A few steps away was the tabletop “Toy Library,” whose sign summed up the evening: “Let’s play library!”Downstairs, Alexandra “Lexi” Bond, a M.Arch.-I student and a clarinetist studying the design future of concert halls, demonstrated the only project of the evening bolted into the ceiling. “Extra Leverage” is a contraption of metal, chain link, and canvas that allows a library-goer to hoist herself or himself to a high shelf. “I’m interested in dynamic models,” said Bond.Call the creativity and fun a tradition. Last year’s student projects, including an inflatable Mylar reading room, were housed at the “Labrary,” a pop-up experimental library in Harvard Square. This year, the course’s key challenge was along the same lines: Look at libraries as they are; imagine what new devices or furnishings they might need — library machines, in the parlance of this fall’s iteration; then pitch and build fast prototypes. The course is a seminar about thinking up and making up new stuff, while shaking up normal conceptions of the traditional library.“The motivation is to get students really looking into the library and its future,” said course co-instructor Jeff Goldenson, a designer at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. He said one aim of the course was “fun” and another was “interestingness.”Helping Goldenson this fall were Loeb Library Director Ann Whiteside; Jessica Yurkofsky, MUP ’12; and Jeffrey Schnapp, director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Schnapp is also the author, with colleague Matthew Battles, of the forthcoming “The Library Beyond the Book.”Just across from the cheese plates, architecture critic Alexandra Lange, one of nine Loeb Fellows at the GSD his year, showed off a foldable fabric desktop she called “Bureau-to-Go.” “When they work at a communal table,” she said of library-goers, “they stake out their own territory.”A few feet away, Jenny Hong, a M.Arch.-I student sat on a comfy chair next to her creation, the “Electric Campfire.” Like Lange’s portable bureau, it was based on observing the real life of libraries, in this case the solitary laptop user often seen sitting near the wall by the only electric outlet. But Hong’s “campfire” — a cubical table arrayed on each side with wireless power outlets — solves the problem of power access and creates a sense of informal community. “It’s more social than your normal library table,” she said.Ben Ruswick, a M.Arch.-I student, joined two other students to design a 4-by-4-foot outdoor library: 25 linear feet of used books under a hydrophobic roof, complete with shelves, chair, and reading lamp. Above will be a camera taking periodic stills that may stream onto the Web. “We’re interested in the idea that people associate libraries with structures to hold books,” and then shaking up that idea, he said. “This whole course is about re-thinking.”Hong agreed, and seconded another observation Ruswick had: that the Library Test Kitchen shakes loose levels of creativity that are helpful, especially for a student working on a final thesis. “The great thing about the class,” she said, “is there was a lot of freedom.”That freedom included being yourself. Early in the semester, students were asked to reveal any obsessions they have that might inform ideas for the libraries of the future. “One of my obsessions is craft and materiality,” said Carmine D’Alessandro, a M.Arch.-I student, who also confessed to being drawn to StoryCorps-style audio storytelling.So he joined with Kate Brown, a M.Arch.-I student, to create a working prototype of the “Object Lens.” The tabletop device allows a library-goer to both view an object (through a lens for magnification) and to talk about it (with commentary captured on video). “It’s trying to create an experience around archiving,” said Brown. “It’s hoping to capture not just the objects, but the way you relate to them.”MArch II student Joanna-Maria Helinurm built an immersive environment for teaching preschoolers the alphabet one letter at a time. For the Dec. 13 exhibit, the learning capsule, which is shaped like the turret of a miniature submarine, was primed for the letter “B,” from bushes and bees to butterflies. “I am interested in how kids will learn,” she said, and she’s planning a book on children and architecture.With the help of a van from the Harvard Depository, the student projects may travel next spring to SXSW Interactive in Austin, the cutting-edge festival of creative pursuits. If so, the long drive will be recorded by “Speed Reader,” a prototype created by Christina Yang and Timothy Carey, both third-year M.Arch.-I students. Side-facing cameras, linked to GPS, would “illustrate” a book as the journey proceeds, with text provided by a classic. (One text synched to the exhibit’s beta version was Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days.”)“It does take time to drive a book from A to B,” said Yang, and “Speed Reader” puts the road time to creative use. Added Carey, “We’re remaking the bookmobile.”Toward the end of the session, with the cheese dwindling and the white wine gone, a Loeb Library patron wandered into the still-buzzing ADV-09125 exhibit. Her eyes went wide and she asked: “What’s this?”
Concept Ori is a foldable device which gives you a familiar-sized, 13” screen that folds into something you can easily carry around. It offers similar experiences and benefits to dual screens, but with the added advantage of no seams. This “seamless” experience is perfect for reading articles in vertical mode and scrolling down the page, watching movies and more. You could switch between the single screen experience with stunning visuals, your favorite apps, and great pen experience; or a dual screen experience that opens new avenues for multitasking and notetaking – and everything in between.So, what do you think? Each concept we are showcasing has been developed with spectacular user experiences as our primary focus. We’ll keep enhancing these experiences as the concepts advance. While some concepts may never be commercially available, we use the learnings and apply them to other products in the future.I’m excited about our new approach this year at CES, and we hope you enjoy this glimpse into our labs. This is only a small fraction of the ideas, experiences, hardware and software our teams are constantly developing. Who knows, if response is positive, you may see more of our early work in the future.As these are concept devices, we are not sharing availability or roadmap information, pricing or specs right now. However, you will have the opportunity to see these devices up close, see demos (based on currently available software and technologies), and talk to our lead designers and engineers to learn more.We’ll kick off activities tomorrow, Jan. 7, at the #DellExperience LIVE event at 10AM PT, before doors open at the #Dell Experience at The Sugarcane. Hope to see you at CES!Follow / Join the #DellExperience #CES2020 conversation this week on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook This week, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we’ll be doing something a little different for Dell Technologies. We want to give you a glimpse into our thoughts on what could become the future of the personal computer and will share some concept devices.In previous posts, I’ve talked about how innovation happens on a continuum, enhancements and refinements on a concept driven over time. PCs will continue to play a key role in our daily lives in the coming decade, making it possible for us to act on data, to create, innovate, collaborate and play. They are one of our most important portals into the artificial intelligence engines that will live at the edge and in the cloud, driving millions of inferences per second on our behalf.PCs will become more intelligent, self-aware, and user-aware. Form factors may change to enable new usage models; and as technology continues to evolve, so will the ways in which we experience it. Within our Dell Technologies Experience Innovation Group, we are constantly developing and testing solutions to help us work faster, play harder, stay connected and be more productive, working closely with our partners to explore how we can deliver the best experiences together.Allow me to first introduce Concept UFO.Devices shown are illustrative of concept designs and are not currently available for purchaseAlienware’s primary mission is to deliver the most immersive PC gaming experiences possible, and our goal is to create a gaming PC worthy of the Alienware brand, in a handheld form factor that gamers could use to play their favorite AAA PC titles, wherever they are.Concept UFO features an 8” screen with 1900×1200 resolution. It also includes detachable controllers, so you can game in a range of modes: as one unit, with controllers attached to the screen; separating the controllers and using the kickstand on a surface to game or stream your favorite show (for example, a table, or a tray on an airplane or train); or connect it to an external display and play using the detached controller, or use a mouse and keyboard as you would any other PC.With anything you’re going to hold in your hands while you play, it must feel “right” as soon as you pick it up. Our teams have invested hundreds – if not thousands – of hours on the controller design features and ergonomics. And we’ve spent the last few months testing and enhancing the buttons, the weight, all to strike a perfect balance between performance, ultra-mobility and battery life. Using 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors along with WiFi, Bluetooth, and Thunderbolt for high performance gaming, networking and connectivity, Concept UFO offers uncompromised on-the-go performance.Concept Duet and Concept Ori shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for those who read my last blog post in which I wrote about Dell’s exploration of multi-screen devices over the past decade.Concept Duet is a dual screen device with two stunning 13.4-inch displays that adapt to the way you work and play. While it may look like an ordinary notebook, Concept Duet would allow you to take a pen and touch-enabled second screen experience with you wherever you are. Innovative features have been incorporated to create intuitive interactions with the device and enhance the user experience. Devices like this will help customers to multitask more efficiently. Consider the productivity benefits of being able to compare and edit images, scenes or documents on each display. With the extra screen real estate, users will also be able to easily host conference calls, check emails and take notes simultaneously on-the-go.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court has ruled that it can hear a case brought by Iran against the United States in a bid to end sanctions re-imposed by the Trump administration in 2018 after pulling out of an international deal aimed at curtailing Tehran’s nuclear program. Lawyers for the United States had argued that the case should be thrown out by the International Court of Justice for lack of jurisdiction and admissibility. However, the court’s president, Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, said Wednesday that judges rejected U.S. arguments. Iran filed the case in July 2018 a few months after then-President Donald Trump said he was pulling the U.S. out of a 2015 international agreement over Iran’s nuclear program and would re-impose sanctions on Tehran.
Spring Awakening View Comments The White House continues to employ the Broadway community to make the arts accessible. Before a number of shows take part in Broadway at the White House on Thanksgiving, the entire cast of Spring Awakening will perform at the White House for “Americans with Disabilities and the Arts: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion.”The November 18 event, which will be live-streamed on Whitehouse.gov, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The cast members of the Deaf West revival will perform several numbers and lead a workshop for 100 local students in the D.C. area.The production, which incorporates American Sign Language in the dialogue and choreography, stars Austin P. McKenzie and Sandra Mae Frank. Additional cast members include Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, Camryn Manheim, Patrick Page, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez.The revival, directed by Michael Arden, is scheduled to run through January 24, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016
By Yolima Dussán / Diálogo March 24, 2020 On February 21, 2020, service members of the 24th Infantry Battalion of the Colombian Army’s 22nd Jungle Brigade, together with units of Colombia’s Anti-narcotics Police, located and dismantled a lab that produced about 1,323 pounds of cocaine hydrochloride a month in Miraflores municipality, Guaviare department.The 24th Infantry Battalion of the Colombian Army’s 22nd Jungle Brigade destroyed a “kitchen,” a makeshift lab, easy to set up and difficult to locate, used to produce coca base paste, on February 21, 2020. (Photo: Colombian Army)The lab, known as a “kitchen,” is used to produce coca base paste. The makeshift lab is a cheap, and easy to set up structure.“The cocaine hydrochloride production here was valued at $1.5 million a month,” Colombian Army Colonel Norberto Salgado Zubieta, commander of the 22nd Jungle Brigade, told Diálogo. “With this operation, we affected the economy of Estructura Primera, a residual group of the FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia], whose members are also largely responsible for the deforestation in the area.”This operation adds to the results obtained in the military offensive against narcotrafficking in Guaviare, underway since January 2020.“In different military and interagency operations, we’ve managed this year  to destroy 22 cocaine base paste labs and to eradicate more than 546 acres of coca plantations manually; and we’ve arrested 30 people,” Col. Salgado said.According to the 22nd Jungle Brigade’s press office, the impact on the finances of residual armed groups in the area includes the location of 108 greenhouses with coca seedlings containing about 16 million plants, representing a monthly loss of around $63 million for those illegal groups.The military offensive has extended to controlling environmental crimes. Recent interceptions prevented the felling of about 3,489 acres of protected jungle, where criminals use the land to plant coca and other illegal crops, said the 22nd Jungle Brigade.
Proposed civil rules amendment Proposed civil rules amendment Along with the adoption of the two-year-cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure proposed by the Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, the Supreme Court conditionally adopted an amendment to Rule 1.525. See In re: Amendments To The Florida Rules Of Civil Procedure (Two Year Cycle), Case No. SC05-179 (Dec. 15, 2005).The change is as follows: Rule 1.525. MOTIONS FOR COSTS AND ATTORNEYS’ FEESAny party seeking a judgment taxing costs, attorneys’ fees, or both shall serve a motion within no later than 30 days after filing of the judgment, including a judgment of dismissal, or the service of a notice of voluntary dismissal.Interested persons have until February 13, 2006, to file comments with the Supreme Court, 500 S. Duval St., Tallahassee FL 32399-6556. January 1, 2006 Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York What better way to celebrate the Independence Day than by attending one of the many fireworks shows hosted across Long Island this weekend? Round up the friends and family and make some Fourth of July memories at one or more of these events:Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival 6164 Route 25A, Wading River. pbmchealth.org. Free. 5-11 p.m. July 1-4.Annual Carnival and Fireworks Show Polo Grounds, Moores Lane Off Route 25, Greenport. greenportfd.org Free. Carnival opens at 6 p.m. July 1-5. Fireworks at 10 p.m., July 4-5.Children’s Main Street 4th of July CelebrationBay Shore Bandshell, Main Street, Bay Shore. bayshorecommerce.com Free. 1 p.m. July 2.Fourth of July Holiday ConcertConnetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia. connetquotlibrary.org. Free. 7-8 p.m., July 2Go Fourth On The BayGreat South Bay/Connetquot River, Oakdale. grucci.com Free. Sundown, July 2.Pyrotecnico Fireworks ExtravaganzaBethpage Ballpart, 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip. liducks.com $12-$15. When game ends, July 2-4.Old Bethpage Independence Day CelebrationCirca 1865 Independence Day Celebration, parade and ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Fourth of July. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov $10 adults, $7 children, seniors and firefighters. Kids under 5 free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, 5.Southhampton Fresh Air Home28th Annual American Picnic with Fireworks, 1030 Meadow Lane, Southhampton. sfah.org/american-picnic.html Free. Sundown, July 3.33rd Annual Bellmore Striders Independence DayPettit Avenue, Bellmore. bellmorestriders.com $20 per adult. $10 per child. One-mile run for children at 8 a.m. 4-mile run at 8:30 a.m., July 4.Oakdale Firecracker 5K Dowling College, 150 Idle Hour Blvd., Oakdale. oakdalefirecracker5k.itsyourrace.com 9 a.m., July 4.South Hampton Arts Center Post-Parade PartySouthampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. southamptoncenter.org Free. 12 p.m. July 4.Southold 18th Annual 4th of July ParadeMain Road, Boisseau Avenue to Tuckers Lane, Southold. independenceday2015.org. Free. 12 p.m., July 4.Valley Stream’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks ShowFiremen’s Memorial Field, East Fenimore Street and Albermarle Avenue, Valley Stream Park. $5. Pre-fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m., July 4.July 4th Fireworks and ConcertPennysaver Amphitheater, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville. pennysaveramp.com Free. 5 p.m. July 4.July 4th Fireworks CruiseCaptree State Park, Ocean Parkway, West Islip. captreepride.com $40-$50. 7 p.m. July 4.Stars Over MontaukUmbrella Beach, Montauk. montaukchamber.com Free. 9 p.m. July 4.Asharoken FireworksAsharoken Beach on Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken. asharoken.com Free. 9 p.m., July 4.July 4th Concert, Children’s Bicycle ParadeMorgan Park, 1 Landing Rd., Glen Cove. glencove-li.us Free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., July 4.East Hills Village Firework ShowVillage of East Hills, 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills. villageofeasthills.org Free. 9:15 p.m. July 4.July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Jones BeachBack after a seven-year hiatus! Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Jonesbeach.com Free. 9:30 p.m. July 4.Sag Harbor Yacht Club FireworksMarine Park or Haven’s Beach, Sag Harbor. sagharboryc.com Free. 9:30 p.m. July 4.Port Jefferson 4th of July Parade and Fireworks DisplayAnnual Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. followed by a fireworks show at sundown. West Beach, Port Jefferson. portjeffchamber.com Free. 9:30 p.m. July 4.25th Annual Southampton Firecracker 8K Run and 3M Walk 25 Pond Ln, Southampton. racewire.com Pre-registration fee: $25, $30 DOS. 8 a.m., July 5.Shelter Island Fireworks ShowCrescent Beach, Shelter Island. shelterislandchamber.org Free. 9 p.m. July 11.Rockville Centre Fireworks ShowMill River Park, Rockville Centre. rvcny.us Free. 9:15 p.m. July 11.Salute to AmericaJohn J. Burns Town Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park. grucci.com. Free. 7:30 p.m., July 14.—Compiled by Kyla Stan and Daniela Weinstein