Tampa Funk Quartet Displace Announces National Tour, Shares New SBD Recording And Pro-Shot Video

first_imgTampa-based psychedelic, funk-fusion outfit Displace is beginning to make a lot of heads turn. Last week, the band confirmed an appearance at this year’s Suwannee Hulaween, arguably one of the best and most eclectic festivals in the country year after year. Now, they have announced a full list of dates for their 2017 national “Send It Tour.” The 17-date run will begin with two nights in Dunedin, FL this Friday. Then, the run will get going in earnest on 7/12 as the band begins a three-show, three-city run in Ohio before heading to Chicago for a pair of Phish pre-parties at Mom’s Place with Joe Marcinek. Next, the quartet will head to Colorado for a five-night jaunt (including a performance with Frogleg & Jaden Carlson in Denver and a String Cheese Incident after party in Boulder). Finally, Displace will hit the south for three shows in Texas and one in New Orleans with Eminence Ensemble, followed by a tour-closing performance in at Soulshine Farm Music Festival in Green Mountain, NC on August 11th, marking their fourth consecutive year at the event. The tour is being sponsored by Founder’s Brewing and Honest Tea.In addition to the tour announcement, the band has released pro-shot video footage of their performance of original tune “Friction” from their recent performance at Orange Blossom Jamboree Music Festival. featuring sit-ins by Christian Ryan (Leisure Chief / Holey Miss Moley), Sara Phillips (Green Sunshine) and Dan Jones (The Reality). Check out the video of the funky performance below via the band’s Facebook page:Finally, the band has also released official soundboard audio of their late May performance at Atlanta’s Aisle 5 supporting the Roosevelt Collier Trio. The 5/27/17 performance is free to stream or download via the Displace Bandcamp page. You can also listen to the show below:<a href=”http://displace.bandcamp.com/album/2017-5-27-aisle-atlanta-ga”>2017/5/27 Aisle – Atlanta, GA by Displace</a>For tickets to any of Displace’s upcoming “Send It Tour” shows, or a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website or Facebook page.last_img read more

Court in Australia approves treatment for transgender teen amid parental dispute

first_imgStuff co.nz 12 September 2020Family First Comment: Disturbing…“A 16-year-old transgender girl whose mother opposed her transition will be able to access gender-affirming hormone treatment following a landmark Australian Family Court ruling. Family Court Justice Garry Watts granted authorisation for the teen, given the pseudonym Imogen, to access oestrogen treatment to aid in her physical feminisation. Imogen’s father consented to the treatment but her mother did not. Imogen’s mother had disputed her competency to consent, diagnosis and treatment. But the activist judge said Imogen, “aged 16 years and 8 months”, had “expressed a consistent, persistent and insistent view that she wishes to move to … gender affirming hormone treatment”. She had felt she was female from the age of six or seven.”Yes – 6 or 7! A 16-year-old transgender girl whose mother opposed her transition will be able to access gender-affirming hormone treatment following a landmark Australian Family Court ruling.On Thursday Family Court Justice Garry Watts granted authorisation for the teen, given the pseudonym Imogen, to access oestrogen treatment to aid in her physical feminisation.Imogen’s father consented to the treatment but her mother did not.“We got the result last night and we had a bit of a cry,” Imogen’s father said on Friday, describing the decision as a relief.He said the judge was “very fair” in hearing both sides and the court was focused on Imogen’s best interests.Hormone treatment with oestrogen or testosterone is the second step in a three-stage medical transition process for transgender adolescents, and follows an initial round of puberty blockers. Surgical interventions may follow at stage three.The law has evolved rapidly in Australia. Prior to 2013, it was not possible for a parent or child to give valid consent to any of the three stages and court approval was mandatory.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/300105668/court-in-australia-approves-treatment-for-transgender-teen-amid-parental-dispute?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

Tipp duo competing at Para-Cycling World Championships

first_imgThe Tipperary duo of Peter Ryan and Seán Hahessy will fly the flag for Ireland at the Para-Cycling World Championships over the coming days.They will compete in the tandem time trial in South Africa today.Peter from Upperchurch Drombane and Sean from Carrick on Suir will take to the start line in the road race on Sunday. The pair will be hoping to break into the top 5.last_img

Raptors not all-in on Dwane Casey’s future, evaluating team

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Barcelona stays unbeaten, Real Madrid loses to Sevilla P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey calls for a timeout in the second half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. The Raptors won 102-92. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)TORONTO — Raptors head coach Dwane Casey knows this much about his future in Toronto: his key to the gym still works.Right now, that’s all Casey can say for certain after meeting with Toronto President Masai Ujiri Wednesday morning, with little else clear about the coach’s outlook with the organization.ADVERTISEMENT “A lot of folks have run up against Cleveland in the last few years and had the same challenge and it went down the same way,” Casey said. “That’s the mountain this organization has to climb.”Ujiri bristled about the Raptors being the butt of jokes about their long-running struggles with the Cavs, who have won 10 straight postseason games against Toronto.“We believe in what we’re doing here,” Ujiri said. “We believe in the growth. We’re relevant now in the NBA. And when you get relevant, now you have to meet the challenges, every day, of expectations and growing, getting bigger, and winning. And that’s what we’re going to try and do.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ujiri said Casey has been “unbelievable for our organization” but declined to make a firm commitment about Casey’s future, saying he needed more time to evaluate the entire team.“We’re evaluating everything and that’s how we’re going to leave it,” Ujiri said. “It’s my responsibility as a leader to do that and we’ll go from there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was the first time Casey and Ujiri spoke to reporters since Toronto was swept out of the second round of the playoffs for the second straight season. Ujiri talked about his uncertainty regarding Casey’s future the same day Casey was named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The award is voted on by NBA head coaches. A media panel voted separately for the NBA’s coach of the year award, which will be announced June 25.Ujiri’s wait-and-see approach didn’t appear to bother Casey, who said he was aware of the questions about his job but didn’t need Ujiri to provide a public backing. LATEST STORIES “I haven’t gone looking for a vote of confidence or anything like that because no one is saying anything different,” Casey said. “Until they do, I’m still here, still fighting, still scratching, still meeting with players. That’s all I can do. Nobody has changed my key card, the door still opens. I’ve had some meetings with Masai talking about what we can do better next year to get over the hump.”It’s not uncommon for Ujiri to withhold definitive support for a head coach — he also declined to address Casey’s status after last year’s sweep.Ujiri said the Raptors are “absolutely disappointed” at their playoff exit after a franchise-record 59 wins in the regular season gave Toronto the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history. That came after Ujiri demanded a “culture reset” last spring, leading a greater emphasis on ball movement, depth, and 3-point shooting.“In the regular season there was good success,” Ujiri said. “Going from last year to this year, we’re happy with the jump we made, with some of the things we said we wanted to do. We got stuck at a certain point.”While playoff results may suggest otherwise, Casey insisted “the gap is closing” between the Raptors and Cavaliers, who ousted Toronto form the postseason for the third year in a row.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Reshaping reportage on Africa

first_imgJournalists in newsrooms and editorial offices all over Africa, and abroad, will benefit from the proposed syllabus. (Image: Wikimedia) South Africa’s Rhodes University, in the Eastern Cape province, and Unesco are in the process of developing a syllabus for better reporting on Africa.The two organisations have a common goal of ensuring top-quality journalism education and training on the continent, which will result in equally high-calibre reportage. A crucial step towards achieving this is to provide media learning institutions with the capacity to deliver good journalists.The university’s SAB-Unesco Chair of Media and Democracy, Prof Fackson Banda, is at the helm and is working closely with Unesco’s regional office, based in Windhoek, Namibia.Zambian-born Banda specialises in new media, media policy and sustainability, and political communication. He is a frequently published, award-winning author and lecturer who obtained his PhD from the University of South Africa, as well as an MA degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, and a BA degree in Mass Communication from the University of Zambia.Online discussionUnesco and Rhodes’ School of Journalism and Media Studies have opened up an online discussion that, they hope, will attract the necessary expert opinion to enhance the proposed syllabus.The syllabus will be based on Unesco’s model curricula for journalism education, which is a generic model that any country can adapt and use for its own specific needs.This model took four Unesco journalism experts two years to develop, with extensive input from experienced journalism teachers in developing nations, and is aimed at both undergraduates and post-graduates. It was finally presented at the World Journalism Education Congress in Singapore in 2007.To date, 16 groups have joined the online discussion, including the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Namibia University’s Department of Media Studies, and journalism departments from the Tshwane University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, and the Walter Sisulu University.Consultation and input at all stages of development from experts and relevant bodies, such as African Journalism Schools and the World Journalism Education Congress, will ensure a practical, easily accessible syllabus.African journalism experts and practitioners are encouraged to have their say during the development stages, thus applying their experiences to the development of a convincing style of African journalism, which also presents the continent to the world as an attractive and interesting subject.Interested parties may register on the African Journalism Schools website.Unesco, through its ongoing collaboration with Rhodes to promote excellence in African journalism, will seek insights from its already-established centres of excellence and potential centres of excellence. These were identified during a continent-wide investigation in 2009.Expert participationThe success of the project rests on two facets – research and development, and presentation and distribution.A small team of pan-African experts will undertake the former, drawing up a framework for the syllabus, as well as researching specific subjects, and later gathering more expert input.The latter aspect is to take place during panel discussions at the second World Journalism Education Congress, which sits from 5-7 July 2010 in Grahamstown, where Rhodes University is based.Distinguished experts already confirmed for the panel include communications specialist Prof Alfred Opubor from Benin; Prof Ralph Akinfeleye from the Department of Mass Communications at Lagos University, Nigeria; and Prof Kwame Karikari, executive director of the Ghana-based Media Foundation for West Africa.Accurate reportingReporters, especially those from overseas, at times struggle with compiling accurate, wholly representative news and features from the continent. Even African journalists are not immune to misrepresentation, but often they are just conforming to the models already established by foreign media.Not only should any reporting reflect Africa’s immense cultural diversity, it should also be relevant and sophisticated enough to appeal to a global audience. Basic journalism practices and media theory must entrench this thinking to avoid formulaic reporting.“Such a project promises to open up new possibilities for negotiating how foreign – especially Western – journalists could possibly see the continent afresh,” stated the project’s introductory document.“The same applies, albeit with some differences, to African journalists. But the process of leading up to such a reconfiguration of journalistic attitudes and behaviours must be driven by Africans themselves as a way of subverting the imperial, unidirectional gaze under which Africa has been seen and reported in the West, and possibly elsewhere in the world.”By positively influencing the way Africa is portrayed in the media, said the document, Africans will regain the intellectual ground they have lost over many years.last_img read more

How to Replace Watermarked Audio Tracks in Premiere Pro

first_imgLearn how to quickly and easily replace watermarked audio tracks with the real thing in Premiere Pro.Watermarked audio tracks are a great way for video editors to “test drive” songs in their projects, and a lot of royalty free music providers (like your pals here at PremiumBeat) allow you to download them for free. You can edit watermarked audio tracks just like regular audio tracks. Then, once you decide the temporary track meets the needs of your project, you simply replace it with the watermark-free purchased track. No problem.So how does one go about replacing the temporary watermarked track with the permanent track? Let’s take a look at the process as it works in Premiere Pro.Step 1: Edit Your Project With the Watermarked TrackThe first step: edit your project with the watermarked track included. Set levels, add effects, add keyframes, and splice the watermarked track any way you like. This is one of the main reasons why this technique is so much better than replacing the track by hand.Step 2: Replace the AudioTo replace the watermarked track, navigate to the project panel in Premiere Pro.  Find your original track listed in the panel. Right click on the audio clip and select Replace Footage. Select the watermark-free version of your track (as seen below) and click Open.Boom. Your audio is now replaced and your project is ready to go. You will, of course, want to watch through your project to make sure everything imported correctly, but as long as your watermark-free track is the same duration as your watermarked track, you should have no issues at all.Everything About Audio in Premiere Pro CCIf you want an incredible overview of exactly what you can and can’t do with audio in Premiere Pro, then check out this super-extensive tutorial from Adobe’s Colin Smith.What’s your favorite Premiere Pro audio hack? Share your secrets in the comments below!last_img read more

Roger Federer through to final after longest tennis match in Olympic history

first_imgRoger Federer clinched the first singles medal of his career on Friday when he won an Olympic marathon, taking the third set 19-17.Federer outlasted Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the semifinals 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17 in 4 hours, 26 minutes. Federer converted only two of 13 break-point chances, the second coming in the next-to-last game.A four-time Olympian, Federer clinched at least a silver. On Sunday he’ll play in the final against the winner of the second semifinal between No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and No. 3 Andy Murray of Britain.In 2008, Federer and Swiss teammate Stanislas Wawrinka won the gold in doubles. But Federer had been 0 for 3 in Olympic singles, the biggest hole in a resume that includes a record 17 Grand Slam titles.last_img

Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio yields ONE strawweight title to Yosuke Saruta

first_imgJUST IN: Pacio yields ONE strawweight title after a split-decision loss to Saruta. | @MarkGiongcoINQ #EternalGlory pic.twitter.com/y15mS6vPSL— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 19, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño ONE: Team Lakay’s Edward Kelly stopped by Christian Lee in 1st round of rematch Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saruta was as good on the standup as he was on the ground. He took down Pacio several times including in the final minute of the fifth round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 34-year-old Japanese, who was rewarded with a split decision victory, won the belt in just his second fight on the ONE Championship stage. He was tapped as replacement just three weeks ago after his compatriot Hayato Suzuki pulled out from the bout due to an injury. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I was just really focused on winning the fight and I couldn’t recall much of what happened but one thing I remember is it was a really, really tough fight,” Saruta (19-8) told reporters through an interpreter.Pacio’s heartbreaking loss trimmed Team Lakay’s world champions to three with flyweight king Geje Eustaquio staking his title six days from now in third meeting with former champion Adriano Moraes in Manila.The Indonesian crowd rallied behind the spry Filipino as they kept chanting “Pacio” throughout the fight.But the tough-as-nails Saruta was unfazed and sustained his aggressiveness up to the final bell.The 23-year-old Pacio (13-3), whose four-fight winning run was snapped, had described Saruta as an “explosive and well-rounded fighter” and he was on cue.ADVERTISEMENT Yosuke Saruta edges Joshua Pacio to take the ONE strawweight world title. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA, Indonesia—Yosuke Saruta quickly turned from a replacement fighter to world champion in less than a month.Saruta proved he was a worthy challenger after toppling Joshua Pacio in five grueling rounds to earn the strawweight world title in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory late Saturday night at Istora Senayan here.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View commentslast_img read more

Caribbean Conference hosted by TCI Telecommunications Commission in Providenciales

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:caribbean conference, Telecommunications Commission Telecommunications Commission marks 10 Years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Oct 2015 – The Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators says the Caribbean needs to modernize its telecommunications, water and utility laws. Talk on legislative reform as advances in the three sectors is the main focus of a three day conference being hosted in the Turks and Caicos for the first time.At the opening ceremony of the 13th annual conference this morning, industry stakeholders highlighted the challenges facing the region in updating laws to regulate telecommunications privacy, social media, renewable energy and climate change.Bringing remarks were Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. George Lightbourne with the featured address; Governor His Excellency Peter Beckingham; Minister for Tourism Hon. Porsha Stubbs Smith; John Avery Chairman for the OOCUR and John Williams Director General for the TCI Telecommunications Commission. Nine Caribbean nations are taking part in the conference under the theme “Facilitating a Dynamic Regulatory Environment,”; it’s being held at the Key West Village, Beaches Resort. Recommended for youlast_img read more