The Disco Biscuits Announce Free Asheville Webcasts, Camp Bisco 2018 Daily Lineups

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits are gearing up for a big late-May run beginning this Friday night, May 18th, with a two-night run at Asheville, NC’s Salvage Station. Today, the band has announced that they will offer free webcasts for both nights of their North Carolina run via their official YouTube page. Both the May 18th and May 19th shows begin at 6 p.m. ET.From there, the Disco Biscuits will make their way to Colorado for their annual Bisco Inferno run including three straight nights at Denver’s famed Ogden Theatre (May 24, 25, and 26) leading up to a May 27th blowout at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison with support from two of the most buzzed-about rising acts on the road—Spafford and Organ Freeman. For more information on this year’s Bisco Inferno, or to grab your tickets, head here.Following their Colorado excursion, the Disco Biscuits will prepare for their annual multi-night festival, Camp Bisco, set to take place at Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Montage Mountain on July 12th, 13th, and 14th. Yesterday, the festival released the daily schedules for this year’s event, which will see the band play one set on Thursday, July 12th (alongside Tipper, Bonobo Live Band, STS9, Lettuce, and more); two sets on Friday, July 13th (along with Bassnectar, Lotus, Papadosio, Sunsquabi, Kung Fu, The Floozies, Mungion, and more); and three sets on Saturday, July 14th (in addition to performances by Excision, Illenium, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ghostface Killah, TAUK, Magic Beans, ProbCause, and more). To grab your tickets to Camp Bisco 2018 today, head to the festival website here.last_img read more

Visa unveils prototype ring of payment power

first_imgAsking how many different technologies consumers will tolerate when it comes to paying for their goods and services is a bit like asking how many more superheroes moviegoers will countenance in the latest “Avengers” film.The answer so far seems to be: More is more, plus or minus one Ant-Man.“As would-be superpowers go, it’s hardly on par with … Superman being able to shoot lasers from his eyes.” Continuing on the superhero tip, anyone who wants the seeming superpower of being able to wave their hand over a point-of-sale terminal to pay for goods and services: Your moment has arrived – so long as your credit holds out.Behold the first-ever “payment wearable ring,” unveiled by Visa this week. It blends a “secure microchip” made by Gemalto with an embedded NFC-enabled antenna, and it’s water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters (55 yards). continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

XPRIZE Winners Meet with Japanese Prime Minister

first_imgMembers of the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team have met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday, to explain the concept that won them the $4 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE for seafloor mapping and to talk about their shared vision to map the entire seafloor by 2030.The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, made up of international graduates of The Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Postgraduate Training Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), US, spoke with Prime Minister Abe about the technology that they developed, and how their model of international scientific cooperation can help to map the gaps that still remain in our understanding of the ocean floor.They demonstrated their winning concept to Prime Minister Abe with scale replicas of the vessels that they used, as well as 3D visualizations of the data that they collected during the competition, and presented the Prime Minister with a copy of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) 2019.Sattiabaruth Seeboruth, an alumnus of the Class of 2017 from Mauritius, said: “Meeting with the Prime Minister and Mr. Sasakawa and having them recognize our efforts is truly unbelievable. I know this will be a momentous moment in my life; it really is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.”Dr Karolina Zwolak of Poland, who graduated from UNH in 2013, hoped the meeting would “consolidate the cooperation between ocean mappers around GEBCO, alongside scientists from Team KUROSHIO and Japanese officials, to continue the global effort of mapping the ocean floor.”The GEBCO-NF Alumni prevailed over teams from around the world to win the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE with their concept for fast, efficient, and cost-effective seafloor mapping.Their entry utilized the SEA-KIT Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Maxlimer, alongside the Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) System, leveraging new and existing technologies to optimal effect. SEA-KIT was able to autonomously launch and recover the Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN AUV, rated to operate at depths of up to 4,500 meters in Round 2, and act as a communication link during the latter’s subsea survey operations.The team also included Training Program alumni Dr Evgenia Bazhenova (Russia), Aileen Bohan (Ireland), Dr Mohamed Elsaied (Egypt), Andres Fitzcarrald (Peru), Tomer Ketter (Israel), Christina Lacerda (Brazil), Jaya Roperez (Philippines), Azmi Rosedee (Malaysia), Ivan Ryzhov (Russia), Hadar Sade (Israel), Neil Tinmouth (South Africa), Dr Rochelle Anne Wigley (US), and Dr Yulia Zarayskaya (Russia).“This win for the alumni-led team is a reflection of the ongoing investment in capacity-building by The Nippon Foundation, and reflects the passion of this global network to find solutions to help map our oceans”, said Dr Wigley, project director of the training program at UNH and an alumnus of the Class of 2008.The team’s SEA-KIT vessel USV Maxlimer was named after UNH Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Postgraduate Training Program alumna Maxlimer Anziani Vallee, who passed away following a car accident in January 2017. Since being used in the team’s XPRIZE entry, the vessel has completed the world’s first international commercial uncrewed transit, successfully traversing the world’s busiest shipping lane to deliver a box of oysters from the UK to Belgium in May 2019, GEBCO-NF noted.The Nippon Foundation is also jointly spearheading international efforts to map the entirety of the world’s ocean floor by the end of the next decade. The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project was launched by Sasakawa at the UN Oceans Conference in 2017, and more than 100 organisations are now contributing to the goal of producing a complete map.last_img read more

Clippers use balanced effort to extend their dominance of Suns

first_imgDanilo Gallinari and Lou Williams scored 21 points apiece and four other Clippers finished in double figures as they won their third straight against the Suns this season and their 11th straight in the series.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Patrick Beverley scored 16 points for the Clippers, who led by 29 points in the second quarter. Beverley made four 3-pointers, Williams had three and Tobias Harris added two with his 16 points. Montrezl Harrell scored 15.“I loved how we started the game,” Rivers said. “The way we can score, if we defend, it’s hard for anyone to beat us.”Devin Booker scored 23 points and T.J. Warren had 20 for the Suns, who lost their fifth straight.The Suns, down by 30 with 4½ minutes remaining in the third quarter, used a 22-5 run fueled by seven points from Jamal Crawford and six by Josh Jackson to close to 91-78 entering the fourth quarter. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 PreviousPhoenix Suns mascot “The Gorilla” states his case for Suns guard Devin Booker to receive All-Star support during the first half of Friday’s game against the Clippers in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers center Marcin Gortat takes a shot during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives past Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsClippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives around the Suns’ De’Anthony Melton during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 121-111. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Suns forward Mikal Bridges, left, knocks the ball away from Clippers guard Lou Williams during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives against Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes (21) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell drives against Suns forward Richaun Holmes during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari is fouled by Suns forward T.J. Warren during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers guard Lou Williams looks to pass during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell drives past Suns guard Devin Booker during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) drives between Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, left, and Marcin Gortat in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) trips over Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren (12) drives past Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat during the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 121-111. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers guard Patrick Beverley celebrates after making a 3-pointer against during the second half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns mascot “The Gorilla” states his case for Suns guard Devin Booker to receive All-Star support during the first half of Friday’s game against the Clippers in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers center Marcin Gortat takes a shot during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)NextShow Caption1 of 21Clippers center Marcin Gortat takes a shot during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)ExpandPHOENIX — Marcin Gortat figures he is the beneficiary of coach Doc Rivers’ New Year’s resolution.Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.“You never know with Doc,” Gortat said after getting 18 points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes.“You just have to be ready. You earn your minutes. Obviously, if you play well, you might earn a few more minutes. That’s all I’m trying to do, help the team to win.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Suns rookie center Deandre Ayton had four points, tying a season low set in the first game against the Clippers on Nov. 28. He had three field-goal attempts, five rebounds, three assists and four turnovers.“You know (Coach) Larry Brown used to say, ‘You need the touches, you go get it,’ ” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.“(Three) touches? It’s on all of us.”The Suns fell behind early, a problem in their last several starts. Harris and Williams made two 3-pointers apiece in the first quarter, when the Clippers shot 71.4 percent and finished on a 23-6 run for a 38-19 lead.The Clippers led 63-34 on Gallinari’s first 3-pointer with four minutes left in the half. It was 68-44 at halftime.Phoenix trailed Philadelphia by 22 points after 16 minutes of its 132-127 loss on Wednesday and was down by 17 at halftime of a 132-109 loss to Golden State on New Year’s Eve.BIG BENCHThe Clippers’ reserves had 61 points. They entered the game averaging a league-high 52.4 Williams and Harrell have not started a game this season, and Beverley flip-flopped with Avery Bradley on Nov. 20.All average at least 25 minutes per game, and Williams (18.2) and Harrell (15.7) are the Clippers’ third- and fourth-leading scorers.“Trez’ could start, we know that. Lou could start,” Rivers said. “The fact that they are OK coming off the bench is the first key. I do think it takes a special mindset for a guy to want to do that and then guys who accept to do that. We have that.”TIP-INSClippers: The Clippers play six of their next seven games at home, only away for an overnight trip to Denver on Jan. 10. … Boban Marjanovic, one of three Clippers to have a double-double against the Suns on Nov. 28, did not play.Suns: Ayton had double-doubles in nine of his previous 11 games, and he had nine rebounds in the other game in that stretch. … The Suns are 5-16 at home. Only the New York Knicks (4-12) have fewer home victories. … Booker has seven 35-point games, tied for third in the league behind James Harden (15) and Steph Curry (eight).UP NEXTThe Clippers host Orlando on Sunday.center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Mikal Bridges’ dunk on the first possession of the period brought the Suns within 11, but Williams made two 3-pointers and a three-point play as the Clippers again pulled away.“We understand (Phoenix) is a young team,” Williams said. “They are putting pieces together, trying to figure out their identity. So we just come in and play hard.”The Clippers shot 51 percent from the field and held a 43-25 rebounding edge. They have outrebounded the Suns by 42 in the three meetings this season.“We don’t have stupid great rebounders on this team,” Gortat said. “Everybody has to rebound. We have to box out, hit somebody.“Make sure we are the guys who are hitting first. Then go get the ball. We have to make them miss and get the ball. Not every game is going to look that way, but today it worked perfectly.”Reserves Richaun Holmes and Crawford had 16 points apiece for the Suns.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates last_img read more