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USA : RSF appoints Anna K. Nelson as new Executive Director

first_img Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas to go further Organisation January 12, 2021 – Updated on January 14, 2021 USA : RSF appoints Anna K. Nelson as new Executive Director Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more News “Anna’s overall objective will be to amplify RSF’s voice and global commitment to press freedom, while defending the importance of journalism in the U.S. itself,” said Christophe Deloire, RSF’s International Secretary General. “Anna starts her position at a critical time: last week’s deadly assault on the U.S. Congress, where journalists say they were roughed up, manhandled, and threatened by rioters, underscores the risks facing the media..”The Acting Chair of RSF USA’s Board of Directors, Emmanuel Saint-Martin also welcomed her appointment to the role of Executive Director: “We are very happy to be able to count on Anna’s experience and enthusiasm at this stage of development of RSF USA,” said Saint-Martin. “Among Anna’s top priorities will be the drafting of a work plan for the U.S. to address the worrying state of press freedom in the country. I would like to take this opportunity to thank RSF’s D.C. staff for their commitment during this transition period.”“I am humbled and honored to join RSF in its vital mission,” said Nelson. “Now, more than ever, people need to be able to trust in journalism and have access to accurate information, which acts like a vaccine. It inoculates citizens against the viral dissemination of falsehoods and conspiracy theories, and, in doing so, it strengthens the immune systems of democratic societies, making them more stable and resilient. I know I can count on the strong support of RSF USA’s Advisory Board and thank them in advance.”From 2013 to 2020, Nelson served as the D.C.-based Spokesperson and Head of Communications and Public Affairs for the International Committee of the Red Cross’ Regional Delegation for the U.S. and Canada. In this role, she supported the ICRC’s outreach to external stakeholders, including the media, academic institutions, Congress, think tanks, NGOs and other civil society actors.Prior to transferring to DC in 2013, Anna worked at the ICRC’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland for six years and before that, at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.Anna began her career as a journalist at CBS News in France after graduating from the American University of Paris in 1995. She earned a Master’s Degree in International Journalism from City of London in 2000 and from there, she joined Swiss Radio International (now known as in Berne before being appointed as the media organisation’s Geneva Bureau Chief. She became a humanitarian in 2006.Headquartered in Paris, with 13 bureaux and sections around the globe and correspondents in 130 countries, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) promotesjournalistic freedom, independence and pluralism all over the world. RSF USA raises awareness, monitors, and takes action to prevent press freedom violations by mobilizing its partners and galvanizing the support of the American people via public campaigns, advocacy work, and engagement with members of the U.S. government and the United Nations.   RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announces the appointment of Anna K. Nelson as the new Executive Director of RSF USA, serving as the Head of RSF’s Office covering the United States, Canada, and the English-speaking Carribean. Ms. Nelson will direct the organization’s mission to protect and defend journalists working both internationally and in the U.S., and will lead its team of Washington D.C.-based staff. last_img read more

Clare’s Wish Foundation to benefit from Catherine cooking up a storm

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGScatherine fulvioClare’s Wish FoundationMusic Limerick WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Advertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday center_img Previous articlePublic to have their say on Limerick’s arts and culture hubNext articleCouncil slammed over Smarter Travel Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email New Music: 40Hurtz Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] ready to enjoy an evening of food and entertainment with acclaimed TV Chef, award-winning food writer and proprietor of Ballyknocken House and Cookery School, Catherine Fulvio – an ardent supporter of fresh local produce and one of Ireland’s top culinary stars!A firm favourite at food events around the country, Catherine will share some of her delicious and doable dishes at a special cookery demonstration in Thomond Park Suite , on Friday April 11 kicking off with a mini local artisan market at 6pm followed by the demonstration starting at 8pm.Masterchefs Hospitality and O’Briens Wines Parkway have rowed in behind the event and proceeds will go to Clare’s Wish Foundation, which grants a “Wish” for Adults and children with a life threatening condition. The only charity in Ireland that grants Adults a “Wish”. This new charity is in the memory of the founders late sister Clare, who passed away several years ago aged just 24 with Spina Bifida. Our Moto is “We bring the wish to life “ www.clareswishfoundation.comCatherine will showcase and use locally sourced produce. Some of the county’s finest artisan and craft producers will be exhibiting at the event, giving people an opportunity to sample and purchase locally made produce. Her fun and no-fuss approach to food has proved a winning formula and each person attending the event will receive a selection of Catherine’s delicious recipes from the cookery demonstration to take home and try out themselves. A raffle will also take place on the night with some fabulous prizes.Tickets for the cookery demonstration with Catherine Fulvio are priced at €20 and available from also 0818-719300. TicketMaster agent in Limerick is Gleeson’s Sport shop, William Street.For further information about the event [email protected] or 061-633301 NewsClare’s Wish Foundation to benefit from Catherine cooking up a stormBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2014 897 Linkedinlast_img read more

Persons, Not Having Even Gone To Regular School/College, To Get Into Law College For First Time In Life : Madras HC Urges BCI To Amend Rules [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPersons, Not Having Even Gone To Regular School/College, To Get Into Law College For First Time In Life : Madras HC Urges BCI To Amend Rules [Read Order] Mehal Jain3 Sep 2020 9:11 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has urged the Bar Council of India to take a cue from its judgment and make necessary changes in Rule 5 of its Legal Education Rules to ensure that the candidates who complete their Higher Secondary and UG through regular course alone are made eligible to participate for selection in the 5 year or 3 year LLB courses.”In the absence of the same, persons who have not even…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has urged the Bar Council of India to take a cue from its judgment and make necessary changes in Rule 5 of its Legal Education Rules to ensure that the candidates who complete their Higher Secondary and UG through regular course alone are made eligible to participate for selection in the 5 year or 3 year LLB courses.”In the absence of the same, persons who have not even gone to the regular school or college will get into a law college for the first time in their life and that may not be a healthy trend to maintain the quality of education in Law”, cautioned Justice N. Anand Venkatesh, stating that the Bar Council of India should seriously take this suggestion into consideration and make necessary changes to the Rule.The case of the petitioner before the Single Judge was that he had completed SSLC (10th) in the year 2010 and thereafter, he completed the Higher Secondary Course (+2) in the year 2014. The petitioner thereafter completed three years BCA Degree Course in the year 2017 through Distance Education mode from Tamil University, Thanjavur. The petitioner applied for the three year L.L.B. Degree Course under the MBC category and the petitioner has also obtained necessarycut off marks. At the time of counselling, the petitioner was informed that he was not eligible to be considered for selection for the 3 year L.L.B Course on the ground that the petitioner did not satisfy the requirements under Rule 5 of the Bar Council of India Rules. Aggrieved by the same, the present writ petition had been filed before the Court. Reliance was placed on the Full Bench Judgment of the Madras High Court, in the case of Mohammed Mustafa v. the Chairman, Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law university and two others dated 13.03.2018, making it very clear that a person who has obtained the qualification even through distance/correspondence education is eligible to be considered for admission to the 3 year course.Rule 5 reads as follows:Eligibility for admission.- (a) Three Year Law Degree Course: An applicant who has graduated in any discipline of knowledge from a University established by an Act of Parliament or by a State Legislature or an equivalent national institution recognised as a Deemed to be University or foreign University recognised as equivalent to the status of an Indian University by an authority competent to declare equivalence, may apply for a three years’ degree programe in law leading to conferment of LL.B. Degree on successful completion of the regular program conducted by a University whose degree in law is recognised by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment. (b)Integrated Degree Programe: An applicant who has successfully completed Senior Secondary School course (+2) or equivalent (such as 11 + 1, ‘A’ level in Senior School Leaving certificate course) from a recognised University of India or outside or from a Senior Secondary Board or equivalent, constituted or recognised by the Union or by a State Government or from any equivalent institution from a foreign country recognised by the Government of that country for the purpose of issue of qualifying certificate on successful completion of the course, may apply for and be admitted into the program of the Centres of Legal Education to obtain the integrated degree in law with a degree in any other subject as the first degree from the University whose such a degree in law is recognised by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment. Provided that applicants who have obtained +2 Higher Secondary Pass Certificate or First Degree Certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission in the Integrated Five Years course or three years’ LL.B. Course, as the case may be.Explanation.- The applicants who have obtained 10 +2 or graduation / post graduation through open Universities system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission in the law courses.On a careful reading of Rule 5 of the Bar council of India Rules, it became clear to the Single bench that an applicant must graduate through a regular programme conducted by a University for the purpose of being considered for admission in the 3 year Law Course. “If the Rule had stopped there, obviously the petitioner will not be eligible since he has not completed the minimum education through regular course. However the proviso, which should be considered as an exception to the main Rule, expands the eligibility. The proviso makes it clear that even the applicants who have obtained Higher Secondary or Under Graduation through Distance Education will also be eligible for admission for the 5 year course or the 3 year course, as the case may be”, noted the bench.The bench opined that the explanation clearly states that the applicant should not have obtained 10+2 or UG or PG through the Open University system directly without having any basic qualification. The bench explained it to mean that a person who has not completed 10th cannot qualify for 10+2, a person who has not completed 10+2 cannot qualify for UG and a person who has not completed UG cannot qualify for PG. “This is the literal meaning for the explanation appended to Rule 5 of Bar Council of India Rules. This Rule has been interpreted by the Full Bench in the judgement referred supra, and the Full Bench has made it very clear that a person who has obtained the qualification even through distance/correspondence education is eligible to be considered for admission to the 3 year course”, said the bench.Noting the concern expressed by the counsel appearing for the respondent-law university to the effect that a candidate who has right through undergone education through distance education in 10th Standard, 10+2 and UG and who has never undergone regular course at any point of time, is knocking the doors of this Court claiming himself to be eligible for being considered for the 3 year Law Course, the bench, however, observed that the Rule viz., Rule 5 of the Bar Council of India Rules does not seem to match the concern so expressed.”The Rule itself provides for an exception to undergo education through distance/correspondence mode. Till this Rule is in force, a candidate who satisfies the requirements of this rule will have to be considered for admission to the course”, stated the bench.The bench held that as per the existing Rules, the petitioner is eligible for being considered as a candidate for the 3 year B.L Course subject to the condition that the petitioner again participates in the selection for the academic year 2020-2021 and obtains necessary cut off marks.At the same time, the bench urged that the Bar Council of India can take a cue from this judgment and make necessary changes in Rule 5 to ensure that the candidates who complete their Higher Secondary and UG through regular course alone are made eligible to participate for selection in the 5 year course or 3 year course.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

€250,000 Lotto ticket sold in Muff

first_img By News Highland – September 17, 2017 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000 has been won by someone who bought theitr ticket in Muff.Kevin Doherty, owner of the Centra store in the town described the win as potentially a ‘life-changing’ event for the winning ticket holder after storms and floods devastated the area in recent weeks.He said: “It’s quite an emotional day for us in the store, we’re absolutely over the moon for our customers. Everybody in this part of the country has had to endure a difficult couple of weeks following the recent storms and flooding so this is the good news we all needed this week! Can you imagine what €250,000 would mean to a local family who may be rebuilding their lives with the damage caused by the storms – there’s no doubt about it, it’s absolutely life-changing.”A National Lottery spokesperson today urged players in North East Donegal to check their numbers to see if they are the holders of the lucky ticket. The numbers are: 09, 10, 25, 33, 45, 46 and the Bonus: 01.The store would also have a sugnificant cross border customer base. Twitter Previous articleGardai trying to trace man missing from ChurchillNext articleMan arrested after Derry drug raids News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 €250,000 Lotto ticket sold in Muff Homepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Man charged with number of offences to appear in court tomorrow

first_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest By News Highland – April 19, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Detectives investigating incidents in Derry on Saturday 18 April have charged a 31-year-old man with a number of offences, including three counts of attempted robbery and three counts of possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.He is expected to appear at DerryMagistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday 20 April.Police say as is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleGardai receive reports about hoax text messagesNext articleCovid-19 death toll in Ireland rises to 610 News Highland Man charged with number of offences to appear in court tomorrow Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Amid dire coronavirus warning, Navajo Nation ‘hunkered down,’ tribal president says

first_imgiStock/chapin31(SANTA FE, N.M.) — Just days after New Mexico’s governor warned President Trump that she feared the coronavirus could “wipe out” tribal nations, the president of the Navajo Nation told ABC News he believes aggressive measures being taken now will help contain the disease.“We have a shelter-in-place here in Navajo Nation and have a curfew, and we are doing our best to slow down the spread or even stop the spread of coronavirus,” said Jonathan Nez, who was elected president of the tribal nation in 2018. “People are already in their houses and hunkered down.”Nez said the shelter-in-place order is similar to those in a number of states now, advising residents to stay at home but allowing them out for necessities. “Curfew is a pretty much a lock-down from 8 p.m. on,” he said, noting officials are monitoring it with roadblocks.The latest figures show 174 people have tested positive and seven have died in the tribal territory that spans portions of three western states and has a population of more than 250,000. Officials in New Mexico and Arizona have both expressed concerns about the ability of the Navajo Nation to contain an outbreak. This week the Arizona National Guard reportedly flew in doctors and supplies and helped set up a make-shift hospital with 50 beds.On a call with President Trump and other governors, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was seeing “incredible spikes” of coronavirus cases in Navajo Nation.“I’m very worried, Mr. President,” Grisham said Monday, according to a recording of the call obtained by ABC News. “The rate of infection, at least on the New Mexico side — although we’ve got several Arizona residents in our hospitals — we’re seeing a much higher hospital rate, a much younger hospital rate, a much quicker go-right-to-the-vent[ilator] rate for this population. And we’re seeing doubling in every day-and-a-half,” she said.There is reason for concern, according to Hilary Tompkins, the former solicitor for the U.S. Department of the Interior, which serves the federal trustee for Native American tribes.“The Native American population is particularly vulnerable not only due to underlying health disparities and high poverty rates, but also because many Indian reservations lack basic, modern day amenities such as running water, access to the internet, and connection with the electrical grid, which are vital during a pandemic,” Tompkins told ABC News.Tompkins, a member of the Navajo Nation, said access to full-service healthcare is lacking during optimal conditions.“These factors create a perfect storm for the virus to devastate tribal communities, which we are witnessing right now with my tribe, the Navajo Nation,” she said. “Our federal trustee must act quickly to support tribal leaders in their fight against the coronavirus in order to save the lives of First Americans.”The outbreak of the virus in the reservation is believed to have spread at an evangelical church rally in Chilchinbeto, Arizona, on March 7, according to a Los Angeles Times report. The Navajo Nation government declared a state of emergency on March 13, one week later, before ultimately issuing a reservation-wide shelter-in-place order for all residents on March 20.“In a short period of time, COVID-19 has arrived on the Navajo Nation and the number of cases are increasing at a high rate across the Nation,” the order said. “The purpose of the closure is to allow the Navajo Nation as a whole to isolate and quarantine.”President Nez told ABC News he believes the tribal response is working.“We’re really getting out the information, letting people know to take care of themselves so that we don’t have a large spike here at Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “We’re doing our best to educate people. We have our healthcare professionals going door to door.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Meet Mike Hall New Owner Of Evansville Professional Hockey, LLC

first_imgMeet Mike Hall New Owner Of Evansville Professional Hockey, LLC  Mike Hall lives in St. Wendel, Indiana, a small suburb of Evansville where he resides with his wife of 20 years, Laura, and their three kids Mitch (16), Emma (11) and Ethan (9).  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Evansville in 1994.  During his professional career, he has owned successful businesses in the professional staffing and engineering consulting industries, earning multiple patents for his engineering designs.  Mike is also highly regarded and sought after as a business solution consultant.He was a three-sport varsity athlete at North Posey High School in Poseyville, Indiana, winning the “Elks Athlete of the Year” his senior year. Mike continued his athletic career at the University of Evansville where he played football.  He has also raced Unlimited Hydroplanes for the past 28 years. The Unlimited class boats he is involved with hold every major speed record for reciprocating engine powered boats.Above all, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son’s hockey teams, and also coaching his daughter’s basketball team.  He is a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and is active in several activities at church.  In his spare time, he enjoys racing boats and participating in the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane and ACHA racing circuits.Mike’s analytical and business practices have earned him high praise in the business community.  His love of hockey and technology, along with his problem solving abilities and his innate talent for selecting highly motivated and qualified people, make him the ideal person to lead the new professional hockey team in Evansville.FOOTNOTE:  This profile of Mike Hall was taken from the Southern the Professional Hockey League web site. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Constant shows sensitivity A new metal detector has been launched by Constant Instruments, offering sensitivity up to 30% higher than earlier models. The THS/MS21 metal detector, suitable for use in bakeries, can detect contaminant particles at high speed, even for difficult highly conductive products, such as those containing high levels of salt or fat.Non-magnetic as well as magnetic metals can be detected, including high-grade stainless steel, and if a product is identified as containing a contaminant, the unit triggers immediate ejection of the product. Data relating to each detection is stored, and the detector constantly monitors its detection characteristics, allowing continuous compensation for any variations arising from environmental factors. It has an exclusive Autolearn feature, which optimises detection sensitivity for maximum speed and precision.A control system manages all functions including belt monitor control and ejection management.last_img read more

Hovis to adopt hybrid labelling scheme

first_imgHovis is to become an early adopter of the government’s new hybrid labelling scheme – meaning calories, fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt will be listed on the front of all of its branded packs.Premier Foods, the company behind the Hovis brand, as well as a host of other food brands, said the decision represented its “commitment” under the Public Health Responsibility Deal and is designed to give consumers more consistent information to help manage their diets.Gavin Darby, Premier Foods’ chief executive, said: “We’ve been voluntarily declaring GDA information on the front of pack for many years. However, the difference between manufacturer and retailer labelling schemes has been potentially confusing for consumers.“While no labelling scheme is perfect, I believe the government’s new hybrid scheme provides the best opportunity to move towards one consistent approach in the UK. We wanted to make a quick decision on this so that we can plan label changes in the most cost-effective way.”Over the next 18-24 months, the new labelling will be phased in across Premier Foods’ portfolio of brands including Ambrosia, Batchelors, Bisto, Hovis, Loyd Grossman, Mr Kipling, Oxo and Sharwood’s. Information on the calorie and key nutrient content per pack or portion will be provided according to a standardised format in relation to the Reference Intake for each nutrient (previously known as the Guideline Daily Amount or GDA).The new labelling commitment complements other pledges that Premier Foods has made under the Responsibility Deal. These have resulted in the removal of artificial trans fats from the company’s portfolio in 2011 whilst 540 tonnes of salt were removed from its products by the end of 2012, significantly exceeding its original target of 286 tonnes. It has also committed to reducing calories across one-third of its portfolio by 2014 and ensuring that at least 30% of its new products each year will provide consumers with lower calorie choices.last_img read more

The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, KJ Sawka, & More: A Look At Brooklyn Comes Alive’s Electronic Acts

first_imgThe Russ Liquid TestFor fans of both classic New Orleans funk and potent EDM beats and breaks, The Russ Liquid Test provides a perfect synthesis of the two entirely distinct musical styles. The group, comprised of Russ Liquid (a.k.a. Russell Scott), Andrew Block, and Deven Trusclair released their debut album, 1984, last year to considerable acclaim from discerning music fans and critics alike. The future-vintage stylings of the trio’s live performances have begun to make waves as well, landing them on various festival lineups. On a Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup that is, as always, heavy on incredible funk music, The Russ Liquid Test serves to bridge the gap between the funk and the electronic on the diverse festival lineup.[via Russ Liquid]DJ Logic & FriendsThere is scarcely any artist that moves as seamlessly between the jam, hip hop, and electronic scenes as turntable master DJ Logic. Over the years, he has developed into a highly sought-after musical contributor for many notable artists, as well as a bandleader for a variety of collaborative projects. He has played with the likes of John Popper, Medeski Martin & Wood, Mos Def, The Roots, Ben Harper, Vernon Reid, Charlie Hunter, and many more, and even welcomed The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir to jam with him during a special VIP set at the recent LOCKN’ Festival. DJ Logic will be joined at Brooklyn Comes Alive by some talented “Friends” including Daru Jones (Jack White), rising blues guitarist Marcus Machado, and MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note).[via krzycho13]Brownie DJ SetBassist Marc Brownstein of Philly trance-fusion jam act The Disco Biscuits stepped behind the turntables at the inaugural Brooklyn Comes Alive in 2015, and has become an annual fixture on the lineup. Brownie’s DJ sets let Biscuits fans see a different side of the bassist’s musical tastes and proclivities. Even if you’re not about the Biscuits, Brownstein still provides more than enough fuel to get the party started when he steps behind the decks.[via Christin Grace]ProbCauseChicago-based rapper/producer ProbCause has quickly risen through the ranks of the today’s hottest new MC’s. This past year, ProbCause has worked with some of the most elite players in the the world of electronic music and hip-hop. He appeared on both GRiZ and Gramatik‘s most recent albums, and turned in excellent collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Big Gigantic, Louis the Child, The Floozies, Manic Focus, Break Science, and more. ProbCause’s percussive delivery flows consistently and harmoniously (he cites other Chicago hip-hop stars such as Twista and Crucial Conflict as major influences), as each successive bar helps to affirm his standing as one of the most versatile rappers on the scene today.[via ProbCauseTV]Dave Harrington’s Merry PrankstersGuitarist Dave Harrington may be best known for his work with Nicholas Jaar on their now-defunct duo, Darkside, but in recent years he has been building up steam with his own Merry Pranksters project. The NYC local and his rotating band of Pranksters consistently amaze audiences with their imrov-oriented electronic grooves. With renowned saxophonist Skerik as well as Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), Spencer Zahn, Mauro Refosco, and Ian Chang on the roster, Harrington and company are sure to continue that trend at Brooklyn Comes Alive.[via Relix]Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Brooklyn Comes Alive is back and bigger than ever this September. The unique homegrown event has curated an extensive lineup of dream team collaborations, tributes, artist passion projects across three popular Williamsburg, Brooklyn venues (Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Schimanski). But for its third annual edition, the festival has expanded to two full days of music featuring 100+ artists in 35+ group configurations spanning a vastly diverse spectrum of genres and styles.With the expanded scope of the event, this year’s lineup features more exciting electronic acts than ever before, from EDM pioneers (The Crystal Method) to fan-favorite live/electronic combo acts (SunSquabi, Muzzy Bearr), to a revered hip hop DJ performing with a top notch live band (DJ Premier & The Badder Band). In order to help fans best plan their own personal course through this two-day live music marathon, we’ve broken down the most exciting electronic acts you can catch at Brooklyn Comes Alive: ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.center_img The Crystal MethodThe Crystal Method, originally comprised of Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, helped pioneer the early-90’s “big beat,” “breakbeat,” and “trip-hop” scenes. The DJ duo made their mark on the electronic music world with their 1997 album Vegas, which featured the hits “Trip Like I Do,” “Comin’ Back,” and “Busy Child.” Over the years, the act has been nominated for several GRAMMY Awards and worked with the likes of Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, New World Order’s Peter Hook, Matisyahu, Rahzel, and countless others. Though Jordan has retired from touring, Kirkland continues to carry the mantle of the Method at festival and club dates worldwide. The Crystal Method’s highly anticipated Brooklyn Comes Alive will mark a rare appearance at a conventional live music venue.[via The Crystal Method]DJ Premier & The Badder BandReferred to as one of the “definitive architects of New York hip hop” by NPR, DJ Premier is perhaps best known as one half of the legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr. However, Premo’s massive influence and prolific body of work extend far beyond his work with the late rapper Guru. He has produced for and collaborated with iconic artists like KRS-One, D’Angelo, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Immortal Technique, Jay-Z, Rakim, and more, and is one of the most highly respected players in the hip hop community. Beginning earlier this year, DJ Premier has been packing venues nationwide with his new live outfit, The Badder Band, breathing new life into his extensive catalogue.[via NPR Music]KJ SawkaOver the last 10+ years, KJ Sawka has carved out a niche for himself as one of the most in-demand live electronic drummers in the oldschool jungle/drum and base scenes. He was one of the first EDM producers to fully incorporate acoustic drums into his live and recorded performances, and turned so many heads with his powerfully expressive playing that he was recruited to join beloved Australian live electronic outfit Pendulum prior to the recording of their album Immersion in 2010. He later joined forces with Excision and Downlink to form dub step “supergroup” Destroid.[via PendulumLive]SunSquabi2017 has been a breakout year for Colorado-based electro-funk trio SunSquabi. Kevin Donohue (guitars/keys/production), Josh Fairman (bass/synth), and Chris Anderson (drums) have cemented a dedicated fan base in the western part of the country, and word has begun to get out and spread east, as evidenced by their sellout show at American Beauty NYC earlier this year and a busy summer of memorable large-scale festival appearances and special performances. Their “SunSquabi + Friends” late-night set at the recent ARISE Festival in Colorado was a particularly memorable celebration, featuring Break Science’s Borahm Lee and Adam Deitch, as well as Lettuce bassist Jesus Coomes. Don’t miss your chance to catch this band-on-the-rise at Brooklyn Comes Alive![via Instrumental Motion]Muzzy BearrYou may know Muzzy Bearr, a.k.a. Dan Hacker, as the guitarist for GRiZ over the last last six years or so. However, the young guitarist/producer is a masterful songwriter in his own right, with a penchant for creating infectiously soulful hip hop-inspired beats highlighted by his live instrumentation. He recently opened for GRiZ on his 2017 summer tour, playing to sold out crowds all over the country (including two upcoming shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater).last_img read more

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