Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince, has announced their return to New Orleans for a late-night blowout during Jazz Fest. The all-star tribute to the late, great Prince will return to Frenchmen Street’s Maison on Sunday, May 3rd (technically early May 4th) at 2:00 a.m. [BUY TICKETS]This year’s Purple Party: A Tribute To Price lineup boasts an impressive resume, with members of Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Turkuaz, John Mayer‘s band, Lettuce, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, The Main Squeeze, Trey Anastasio Band, and Magic Beans set to perform. Of note, the show will feature Ghost-Note members MonoNeon (bass) and Sylvester Onyejiaka (sax), both of whom played in Prince’s bands toward the end of his life.Related: Tracing The Purple Pedigree Of Ghost-NoteAlong with MonoNeon and Sylvester Onyejiaka, this edition of The Purple Party will feature Robert Sput Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note) on drums, Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note) on percussion, Isaiah Sharkey (John Mayer) on guitar, Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy) on keys, Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce) on saxophone, Maurice Brown (Anderson .Paak) on trumpet, Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), and Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze) on vocals, Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) on trombone, Peter Knudsen (Ghost-Note) on guitar, and Casey Russel (Magic Beans) on keys.Related: Watch Prince Destroy A Solo On “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, & More [Video]Purple Party made its debut at Jazz Fest in 2018, and since then has held various legendary performances with all-star lineups at Brooklyn Comes Alive, Denver’s The Big Melt, and Jazz Fest 2019. The Jazz Fest editions of The Purple Party, in particular, have been known to turn into some of the most memorable performances of the Jazz Fest season. Falling on the final weekend of the 11-day music marathon, this celebration of one of the all-time greats often attracts some of the best players in town to join in on the fun. In 2019, stars like Ivan Neville and Isaiah Sharkey stopped by for surprise sit-ins during the performance. Isaiah had so much fun that he’s officially signed on for this year’s show.Prepare for the 2020 Jazz Fest after dark edition of The Purple Party with a video from the Prince-themed dance party at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 below:Purple Party – “D.M.S.R.” – Brooklyn Comes Alive – 9/29/18[Video: Live For Live Music]Tickets for The Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince on May 1st at New Orleans’ Maison during Jazz Fest are ON SALE NOW. RSVP to the Facebook Event page for updates and more information.See below for full show information:Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Purple Party – A Tribute To Prince feat. MonoNeon, Robert Sput Searight, Nate Werth, Isaiah Sharkey, Shaun Martin, Ryan Zoidis, Maurice Brown, Shira Elias, Sammi Garett, Corey Frye, Natalie Cressman, Sylvester Onyjiaka, Peter Knudsen & Casey RussellVenue: MaisonDate: Sunday, May 3rd (Technically early a.m. May 4th)Time: 2:00 AMTickets: $30 Early Bird (Limited Allotment) / $35 GA / $65 VIP
Less than two weeks later, Paxton’s office on Tuesday sued chemical manufacturer KMCO the same day a fire broke out at its plant in Crosby, killing one worker and critically injuring several others.Paxton’s decision to swiftly file suit over both incidents is a significant departure from the state’s past approach to environmental enforcement. For one, the state often doesn’t sue over such incidents — even bigger, more deadly ones like the 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in the Central Texas town of West that killed 15 people, including 12 first responders, and injured 200 (The year after that incident, then-Attorney General Abbott issued a ruling that made it more difficult for the public to know what hazardous chemicals are housed in such facilities).When the state has taken action in court, it has often been slow to move:After a 2005 explosion at BP’s Texas City refinery killed 15 workers and injured 180, Texas filed suit against the company years later — and only after the federal government had hit the company with tens of millions of dollars in fines.The state was similarly slow to sue BP after a fire and explosion at its Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in 2010 killed 11 workers and resulted in what is believed to be the largest marine oil spill in history. Abbott took the company to court three years later after five other Gulf Coast states and a bevy of local communities had already sued.In 2015, Harris and Fort Bend counties — to Paxton’s apparent chagrin — beat the state to the punch in suing Volkswagen after the German automaker’s admitted use of software that allowed its vehicles to circumvent emissions limits.And after explosions at another Houston-area chemical plant during Hurricane Harvey, Harris County almost immediately filed a lawsuit against the owner of the facility, Arkema Inc. The state joined the lawsuit months later. It is still pending.For environmental groups that have long asked the state to crack down on rogue industrial polluters — and who closely track its handling of such incidents — Paxton’s swift legal action against ITC and KMCO was a welcome surprise. “I have not found anybody who remembers an instance like this,” said Adrian Shelley, the director of the Texas office of Public Citizen and the former longtime head of the Air Alliance Houston.“It’s great,” said Bob Stokes, president of the Galveston Bay Foundation and former Harris County environmental prosecutor, adding “I’ve never seen the state file an action on the day of an incident.”Paxton’s office referred questions about the lawsuits to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state’s environmental enforcement agency, which referred the cases to Paxton. An agency spokesperson said in statement that it “has consistently exercised its enforcement authority to protect public health and the environment by referring companies to the Office of the Attorney General for civil enforcement.”“TCEQ will continue to hold bad actors accountable for violations of environmental laws,” the statement said.Indeed, TCEQ’s annual state enforcement reports indicate that the agency refers a few dozen civil cases to the attorney general’s office every year that result in tens of millions of dollars in fines, usually after failed attempts to get a company to comply with state laws through administrative enforcement action.Environmental regulators in Republican-led Texas have long been up front that their approach to environmental enforcement is less about financial or legal punishment and more about coaxing industry into compliance with state and federal regulations. State records show that the most common approach to environmental enforcement is through a far less transparent administrative process, where companies often negotiate lower fines that are handed down through enforcement orders months or even years later.And Paxton and Abbott have made more headlines going after environmental regulators than environmental offenders, filing dozens of lawsuits against the Obama-era U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So the sudden change in the state’s enforcement approach also has raised suspicions.On Wednesday, the progressive group Lone Star Project sent out a news release that accused Paxton of having ulterior motives — even going so far as to call him “Chemical Ken” — claiming that his swift action was fueled by a desire to preempt local environmental prosecutors, who the group argues would pursue larger penalties against the companies — and would receive a cut of those penalties if they won in court.“Paxton can now act as a ‘friendly plaintiff’ who is only technically in opposition to the companies,” the release said. “He can agree to a settlement with a relatively small fine and little or no safety reforms.”The Harris County Attorney’s office has long employed a team of aggressive environmental prosecutors, who filed their own suits against ITC and KMCO shortly after the state did. Whether the state lawsuits will override Harris County’s isn’t clear, said Rock Owens, the county’s chief environmental prosecutor.But if Paxton does attempt to preempt Harris County’s lawsuit, “we intend to challenge him,” he said.Owens said the county is often motivated to sue companies because it knows the state won’t take the lead.Since at least 2013, state Republican lawmakers have — with mixed results — repeatedly pushed legislation that would limit the ability of Harris County and other local governments to sue over environmental offenses. This session, a bill proposed by state Rep. Greg Bonnen, the brother of House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, would require Paxton to sign off when counties and cities want to hire outside lawyers for environmental cases and allow him to reject those arrangements if his office is already pursuing similar legal action.Owens said using outside lawyers has been a key tool for his team over the years in major environmental cases — they typically do not get paid unless they win, which can save taxpayer dollars.Neil Carman of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, who worked for a dozen years as an enforcement inspector for TCEQ’s predecessor agency, said he believes the timing of Paxton’s lawsuits has less to do with Harris County and more to do with pressure from state lawmakers — who held hearings this week on the ITC fire — and national media coverage of the incident, which sent a dramatic black plume of smoke billowing over the state’s largest city.Carman also said lawsuits are low-hanging fruit for the state because they involverelatively unknown companies that don’t have the political clout of the bigger players in the industry.“ITC is not ExxonMobil or Shell Oil,” he said. “TCEQ wants to show it’s aggressive in enforcement when it’s not.” By Kiah CollierThe Texas Tribunetexastribune.org Late last month as crews worked to contain a roaring fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility, the state of Texas did something unheard of, at least in recent memory: It sued the company that operates the site before the blaze was fully extinguished. It did the same thing again this week — the same day a chemical fire broke out at another Houston-area plant.“Polluters will be punished,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted on March 22 after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton — Abbott’s successor — announced he had filed suitagainst Intercontinental Terminals Company, alleging violations of state environmental laws.In a statement that day, Paxton said the state “works hard to maintain good air quality and will hold ITC accountable for the damage it has done to our environment.” He also noted that ITC “has a history of environmental violations.”
Second Regional Continental Tourism Fair Wellcone, organized by Zagorje International, this year will be held at the Zagreb Fair, on Wednesday, May 10, starting at 10 am.The fair will be of an exhibition nature, with an emphasis on the conference, which is a fundamental part of the fair, and whose theme is related to connecting tourist boards and other tourist entities of continental Croatia, or their joint approach to potential tourists and attracting small organized groups of tourists.The participants of the fair will be tourist entities from the area of continental Croatia, from tourist boards (county and local), hotels, restaurants, wineries, rural tourism, family farms, tourist and travel agencies, counties and cities, museums, spas, shrines, etc. . Besides Wellcone for the area of continental Croatia is a unique conference that will provide participants with a rich accompanying content – participation in lectures and panel discussions.The goal of the regional continental tourism fair Wellcone is to gather in one place the entire cultural and tourist offer of the continental part of Croatia, so that visitors to the fair can experience the offer of continental Croatia, which they could later include in their offers. “In order to achieve the above, we have included all entities for which tourism is the main or related activity, in order to jointly present continental Croatia as a destination that is offered to foreign and domestic tourists as an ideal, meeting all their criteria. ” Davorka Pogačić from the organization of the continental tourism fair “Wellcone” points out. ” Davorka Pogačić points out, in front of the continental tourism fair “Wellcone”Experience all the splendor of the cultural and tourist offer of continental Croatia at the second Regional Fair of Continental Tourism “Wellcone” , which will be held at the Zagreb Fair, on Wednesday, May 10, starting at 10 am. Those interested in participating in the Fair should fill in the application form on the official website of the Fair http://wellcone.hr/za-izlagace/, and for those who want to participate in the conference, they can confirm their arrival by filling out the application for free participation at http://wellcone.hr/za-posjetitelje-2/.
Ulstein has developed the ULSTEIN COLIBRI™ crane add-on, a 3D motion-compensated handling system for the purpose of increasing vessel operability. This will enable smaller and more cost-effective vessels to be used in harsher weather conditions. This compact crane add-on system can be mounted on standard cranes, whether new or existing.The system is suitable to serve both the offshore wind energy industry as well as the oil and gas markets. A full scale prototype with a capacity of 2.5 mT is under development.The ULSTEIN COLIBRI™ is the first product under development in the company’s “mastering motions” programme, where equipment development is an important issue.“3D motion-compensation technology is not new to the industry and has enabled greater operability for personnel transfer between vessels and fixed offshore platforms through the use of motion-compensated gangways. Operations typically require both personnel and items to be transferred between vessel and platform. “The next natural step in increased operability is therefore motion-compensated lifting to match the increased operability offered by compensated gangways,” the company explained.Image: Ulstein
ST. CLOUD – Many of the most memorable moments at the Olympics happen at Track and Field events. Track and Field at the Summer games in Rio consists of 24 men’s sports and 23 women’s sports. 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1 Auto (360p) 720p HD 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 I talked with Tech track and field head coach Craig Aycock about some of the competitions while they were practicing at South Junior High.”Track is a closed sport, meaning we have exact science as to what will happen. We know exactly how many steps to take between the hurdles, how to get out of the blocks,” says Aycock.Aycock and Tech track and field athletes explained and demonstrated hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, sprints, relays and discus. All events we will see at the 2016 Olympic Games.”It’s all about timing. Each athlete needs to train their body to know how to do their run or field event by continually practicing the same way over and over. Beings just a little off could separate you from first to last place,” says Aycock.The majority of the track and field events happen in the last week of the Olympics.Demonstrators at Tech included: Max Martig (long jump, relays), Linus Segbe (triple jump, relays), Carlie Rein (hurdles, sprints), Blake Magnuson (sprints), Isaiah Anderson (high jump, discus), Jonas Oehrlein (triple jump, sprints).Isaiah Anderson (photo – Alex Svejovsky)
Getafe and Athletic Bilbao played out a four-goal thriller as the former came from behind twice in their week 20 league clash played at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Friday night.The visitors took a 13th minute lead with a contender for the goal of the season from Inaki Williams but the home side bounced back eight minutes later courtesy a Jorge Molina penalty after Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin was penalised for a foul in the box.Athletic went ahead again from the penalty spot after halftime through Raul Garcia before veteran striker Molina had his spot kick saved by the aforementioned Herrerin three minutes down the line thus missing a very good opportunity to level proceedings for his side following Herrerin’s foul on him.Getafe were however not to be denied as substitute Angel Rodriguez equalised for the home side with sixteen minutes left to earn them a share of the spoils.The draw was enough to take both Getafe and Athletic Bilbao two places up the table to 7th and 10th respectively.Getafe (27 points) leapfrog Eibar and Real Betis into 7th spot while Athletic Bilbao move past Celta Vigo and Girona into 10th place.RelatedLa Liga Review: Phenomenal Griezmann Scores Four As Atletico Cut Gap On Leaders BarcelonaMarch 1, 2018In “Europe”La Liga Wrap: Late Suarez Strike Denies Atletico; Ronaldo Scores First League GoalOctober 15, 2017In “Europe”La Liga Review: Real Betis Move Into European Places With Getafe WinApril 3, 2018In “Europe”