Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Epic ‘Help On The Way > Slipknot’ From Jam Cruise

first_imgJam Cruise is the gift that keeps on giving!While our favorite musical-adventure-at-sea is only a few days long, the amount of music packed on board can last an entire year (and create memories for a lifetime). This past sailing, Jam Cruise was honored to have the incredible super-group Joe Russo’s Almost Dead as a headliner, and they certainly did not disappoint!  Check out the group performing the classic Grateful Dead combo of “Help On The Way” -> “Slipknot” from their Pantheon Theater set from this year’s Jam Cruise 14 and try not to get all the feels.last_img

Martelly Initiates the Process to Reestablish the Armed Forces in Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo November 23, 2011 On November 18, Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the creation of a civilian commission that will be in charge of preparing a calendar to reestablish that Caribbean country’s Armed Forces, dissolved 17 years ago after decades of military coups and military influence in politics. “The presidential order creating this commission will be published, and the commission will have 40 days to prepare a plan to reestablish the Armed Forces, which should be presented on January 1,” Martelly said in a speech in Port-au-Prince. “The commission will work wisely and with respect for the constitution, by means of consultation with different sectors,” Martelly promised at a ceremony attended by members of the government and foreign diplomats. Several former presidents of Haiti were present, including retired General Prosper Avril, the organizer of a coup d’état in 1989. In reference to MINUSTAH, the international mission in Haiti, the Haitian president added that, once the Armed Forces have been reestablished, “we could think about the withdrawal of the UN troops.” Since taking office at the beginning of the year, Martelly has made it clear that he wants UN forces to withdraw from Haiti and has insisted that the country needs “modern” Armed Forces. While the Armed Forces are being restored, Martelly said that he is thinking about reinforcing the police. “I rely on Haiti’s friends to help us in this task,” he added. Before their dissolution 17 years ago, the Haitian Armed Forces had around 8,000 men.last_img read more

UNWTO publishes security protocols for tourism recovery

first_imgThe guidelines emphasize the need to act decisively and restore confidence, and announced cooperation with Google, in order to embrace innovation and the digital transformation of global tourism. The UNWTO has established a Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis and to lay the foundations for future resilience and sustainable growth. The guidelines were prepared in collaboration with the Global Tourism Crisis Committee and aim to help governments and the private sector recover from the crisis. The new guide, following the recommendations for action already approved by the Committee, focuses on seven priorities for the recovery of tourism based on the pillars of economic mitigation, the development of safety protocols and a coordinated response and encouragement of innovation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published a series of guidelines to help the tourism sector. The guidelines emphasize the importance of restoring passenger confidence through safety protocols designed to reduce risk at every step of the tourism value chain. These protocols include the implementation of verification procedures, where appropriate, including temperature tests, examinations, physical distancing, frequent cleaning of all areas, and the provision of hygiene kits for safe air traffic, catering services, or tourist events. Collaboration with CNN UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “These guidelines provide governments and companies with a comprehensive set of measures designed to help them relaunch tourism in a safe, unhindered and responsible manner. ” Secretary General Pololikashvili added: “In recent weeks, the enhanced role of technology playing in our lives has been highlighted, and the further digital transformation of tourism will make the sector more resilient and create opportunities for people around the world. ” UNWTO / GLOBAL GUIDELINES TO RESTART TOURISMcenter_img Side dish: Collaboration with Google / Focus on digital tourism transformation Security protocols for tourism recovery Depending on the lifting of travel restrictions, a specialized United Nations agency warns that international tourist arrivals could fall between 60% and 80%. This jeopardizes 100 to 120 million jobs and could lead to an export loss of $ 910 billion to $ 1,2 trillion. The UNWTO guidelines also highlight the possibility of encouraging the digital transformation of destinations, companies and employees with initiatives such as free online training with the UNWTO online academy and the implementation of applications such as Hi Card. The role of technology in promoting social distance in hotels and tourist destinations was also emphasized. UNWTO / PRIORITIES FOR TOURISM RECOVERY The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined forces with CNN for a major new initiative designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again. The #TravelTomorrow campaign combines the key message of a specialized United Nations agency. Through this enhanced collaboration, the UN agency will work with Google to promote digital learning and online skills training to provide new opportunities across the global tourism sector.last_img read more

ADNOC Dishes Out $3.6B in Deals

first_imgThe Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded multi-billion-dollar contracts for the procurement of casing and tubing as it drives value through its smart approach to procurement.The combined scope of the three contracts awarded is one of the world’s largest in this category, maximizing value for ADNOC across its drilling value chain and underpinning its strategy to deliver a more profitable upstream business.The contracts – which were awarded to Consolidated Suppliers Establishment, representing Tenaris; Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services Company, representing Vallourec; and Habshan Trading Company, representing Marubeni – have a combined scope of AED 13.2 billion ($3.6 billion) and the potential to achieve In-Country Value of over 50 percent.This includes more than AED 367 million ($100 million) in foreign direct investment, over the next five years, to establish a state-of-the-art oil country tubular goods (OCTG) threading plant and repair center, and a training academy in Abu Dhabi to enhance local expertise and generate value for the UAE.Under the terms of the contracts, the three companies will supply a combined total of 1 million metric tons of casing and tubing – which by comparison is equivalent to the distance from Abu Dhabi to Houston – over 5 years, to support ADNOC’s drilling activities.The award marks the first in a series of drilling-related procurement expenditures with an overall value of AED 55 billion ($15 billion) that ADNOC plans to make in the next five years and is part of its AED 486 billion five-year capital expenditure (CAPEX) approved by Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) in November 2018. The other procurement categories – excluding this award – are Downhole Completion Equipment, Wellheads, and X-Mas Trees, Liner Hangers, Drilling Fluids, Directional Drilling, Cementing, and Wireline Logging.Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said: “The award of contracts with a combined scope that is one of the world’s largest for tubing and casing follows a highly competitive bid process. It underscores ADNOC’s optimization efforts to drive commerciality across our growing portfolio. In addition, it is testament to our targeted approach to engage with value-add partners to unlock value as well as enhance the performance and returns on our assets and capital.“These agreements will provide ADNOC with increased flexibility to proactively respond to the demands of the evolving energy landscape as we ramp up our drilling activities and deliver our 2030 strategy. They will also generate substantial In-Country Value and provide attractive foreign direct investment opportunities for the private sector, further demonstrating ADNOC’s commitment to creating sustainable value for the nation and its people, in line with the Leadership’s wise directives.”The contract awards followed a robust tendering process that included a rigorous assessment of how much of the contract value would support the growth and diversification of the UAE’s economy through ADNOC’s In-Country Value Program, which is aimed at nurturing new local and international partnerships and business opportunities, catalyzing socio-economic growth and creating job opportunities for UAE nationals.With more than AED 6.6 billion ($1.8 billion) value potential to flow back into the UAE’s economy, the awards will give significant stimulus to the country’s products and services and create additional skilled employment opportunities for UAE nationals.The combined scope of the awards is based on the forecasted requirement for casing and tubing across the ADNOC Group. The awards complement ADNOC’s substantial upstream growth plans and drive to deliver integrated drilling services as it plans to increase its conventional drilling by 40 percent by 2025 and substantially ramp up the number of its unconventional wells. This is part of its target to achieve 4 million barrels of oil production capacity per day (mmbpd) by the end of 2020 and 5 mmbpd by 2030.last_img read more

FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website

first_img Read Also:FA Cup: City, Chelsea, Liverpool know fourth round foes In a statement to Britain’s Press Association, Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said: “PHE is currently reviewing the evidence about the health harms of gambling, which we believe are wide-ranging. “Our report will provide sports governing bodies a fresh opportunity to review their relationships with gambling.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Football Association says it will review the betting element of FA Cup broadcast rights related to ties being viewed on a gambling website. Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend as part of its deal with the FA, which was signed in January 2017. The matches were only available to watch if the customer had placed a bet or deposited an account with £5 ($6.5) in the 24 hours before kick-off. The FA announced in July 2017 that it had cut all ties with gambling firms, ending a deal with Ladbrokes, and has suggested it will review future broadcast rights. “We will review this element of the media rights sales process ahead of tendering rights to the new cycle from the 2024⁄25 season onwards,” said an FA spokesman. “Leagues and clubs continue to govern their own relationships with gambling companies. “The FA agreed a media rights deal with IMG in early 2017, part of which permits them to sell the right to show live footage or clips of FA Cup matches to bookmakers. Bet365 acquired these rights from IMG to use from the start of the 2018⁄19 season.Advertisement Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney Princesses Loading… “This deal was agreed before we made a clear decision on the FA’s relationship with gambling companies in June 2017 when we ended our partnership with Ladbrokes.” All third-round matches last weekend were delayed by one minute to publicise the FA’s Heads Up mental health campaign, backed by FA President Prince William. The Prince has no oversight or involvement in the commercial aspects of the FA.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Wisconsin to face Creighton in second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games

first_imgThe announcement of the matchups for the second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games amped up fans’ early-season excitement Tuesday.The series, which pits programs from the Big East and Big Ten against each other, will have Wisconsin travel to Nebraska to take on Creighton University on Nov. 15, with times to be released at a later date.Male athlete of the semester: Ethan HappFreshman Ethan Happ’s decision to redshirt last year may have salvaged Wisconsin’s season this year. For the better part of this season, Read…Creighton is no stranger to the series after losing 86-65 on the road to Indiana last season, but this will be Wisconsin’s first appearance in its short history. A 4-4 tie in the inaugural 2015-16 contest dashed both conference’s hopes to take a series lead, adding to the excitement of this upcoming season’s edition.The matchup between Wisconsin and Creighton will also add a unique element, due to how rarely the programs face one another. A meeting during the 2012 Las Vegas Invitational, which Creighton won 84-74, was the last time the two played since the Badgers defeated the Bluejays 75-39 in 1949.Nigel Hayes, Badgers take feud with Maryland off the court and onto InstagramThe offseason brings student athletes plenty of free time as the academic year winds down. Maybe a little too much Read…Creighton had a string of success starting in 2000 and that culminated in 2014 with a loss in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament despite being a No. 3 seed, coupled with the departure of John R. Wooden Award winner Doug McDermott. The Bluejays have failed to qualify for the tournament in the two seasons since, instead reaching the quarterfinals of the 2016 NIT Tournament.With a new season on the horizon, it will be interesting to see how Creighton looks with Justin Patton on the floor.Men’s basketball: Nigel Hayes to enter 2016 NBA draft, not hire an agentNearly three weeks after Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Greg Gard announced that they would be submitting junior forward Nigel Read…Patton, a 6-foot-11 center from Omaha, who redshirted as a freshman last season, will see his first action this fall. The 4-star recruit out of high school could have a big impact in a new-look Creighton offense, which lost starting center Geoff Groselle and guard James Milliken, a solid player off the bench who played big minutes.With an entire summer to sort over the details, a matchup against Creighton will be an intense matter of pride for Wisconsin given the context of the challenge.last_img read more