MGMT Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music Art Project

first_imgNews New Orleans multigenre festival includes a diverse roster of artists and promises fans a fun time in the Big Easy next MarchRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 3:26 pm The seventh annual Buku Music & Art Project festival is set to rock New Orleans March 9 and 10, 2018. Are you ready?With a focus on EDM, hip-hop and indie rock, the initial lineup for this multigenre festival includes some must-see acts such as headliners Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, and Alison Wonderland. Other artists who will be performing include Mura Masa, Borgore, Isaiah Rashad, Sylvan Esso, and more.Get in on this “underground house-party vibe.” Tickets are currently available via the festival’s website.Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Favors JazzRead more Facebook Twitter Buku Music & Art Project: MGMT, Alison Wonderland mgmt-alison-wonderland-slated-buku-music-art-project Email MGMT, Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music & Art Project last_img read more

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2020 Volvo V60 XC60 get the Polestar Engineered treatment

first_imgA trio of Polestar Engineered Volvos — how lovely. Volvo If you’re bummed you didn’t get one of Volvo’s superlimited-production S60 Polestar Engineered sedans before they sold out, well, buck up, little camper. Volvo announced Wednesday it’s bringing a few more high-performance treats to the US — and this time, they’ll even be wagon- and SUV-shaped.Starting this summer, you’ll be able to order Polestar Engineered versions of the V60 wagon and XC60 crossover. These cars get the same upgrades as the S60 Polestar Engineered sedan, including a nifty Öhlins suspension and bigger brakes with gold-painted calipers. On top of that, you’ll get a similar list of visual enhancements, including new wheels, black chrome tailpipes and a gloss black grille.Of course, you also get a power boost. All Polestar Engineered cars are powered by a higher-output version of Volvo’s T8 Twin-Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, putting out 415 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque. Compared with the standard XC60 T8, that’s an increase of 15 horsepower and 22 pound-feet. And since Volvo doesn’t offer a T8-trim V60 in the US, this is your only way to get a plug-in hybrid version of Volvo’s excellent wagon.Volvo Polestar Engineered ModelsBig wheels and gold calipers look rad on the XC60 crossover. Volvo We’ll admit, the Polestar Engineered model isn’t our favorite version of the S60 sedan. Its powertrain isn’t as smooth as the turbocharged T5 and turbocharged-and-supercharged T6 options. Plus, the transition between regenerative and mechanical braking is really harsh. We found this to be true of the not-for-US V60 T8, as well.Volvo hasn’t announced pricing for these models, but based on current XC60 T8 numbers, it’s safe to assume they’ll land somewhere north of $60,000. Unlike the 2019 model year S60 Polestar Engineered, which was limited to just 20 cars for the US, there will be “considerably more” 2020 models, a Volvo spokesperson confirmed to Roadshow. That includes a second run of S60s, and Volvo says the 2020 models “will be available via traditional channels and not through Care by Volvo” (the automaker’s subscription service).Considering the buzz the S60 Polestar Engineered sedan generated when it launched, I can’t imagine Volvo will have a hard time finding homes for its latest batch of hot hybrids. Besides, that V60 just looks hella good. Polestar Engineered parts for Volvo 60-series T8 models Tags Hybrids Luxury cars Performance Cars More From Roadshow 7 Photos Comment Polestar Volvo 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Share your voice 1 Volvo Originally published April 3, 10:22 a.m. PT.Update, 10:40 a.m.: Adds comment from Volvo. 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than everlast_img read more

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HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019

first_img Computex 2019 Computex 2019 Share your voice Preview • HP Omen X: A battery-powered VR backpack for cutting the virtual cable Tags Laptops Desktops $1,199 HP strives for novel style with its Envy and Elite laptops CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above HP Omen X Compact Desktop May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED One of the wood-veneered Envys. Sarah Tew/CNET Among HP’s blizzard of announcements at Computex 2019, a handful stand out from the run-of-the-mill refreshes. For sheer novelty, there’s the new Wood series option for its Envy laptops and convertibles, with wood veneers on the palm rests  and touchpad. They definitely add a little pizzazz to a metal body, though I’m not sure the touchpad is a good place for veneer. HP plans to start offering it in the fall but hasn’t announced pricing.HP EliteBook x2The Elite x2 G4, which allows you to detach the screen to use it as a tablet, wraps its body in leather. Sarah Tew/CNET And following up the splashy launch of the consumer Spectre Folio at the end of 2018, HP’s adapted the leather-clad design for its Microsoft Surface-competitor business detachable, the Elite x2 G4. The x2 also incorporates HP’s Sure View privacy screen technology.The Elite x2 G4 is slated to ship in August starting at $1,500.12-hp-nda-laptop-workstation-loriThe ZBook mobile workstation line debuts the 17-inch Dreamcolor display with a DCI-P3 gamut. Sarah Tew/CNET Less pretty but more practical, HP has updated its ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations with an option for a new 4K Dreamcolor display capable of the DCI-P3 gamut (Dreamcolor is HP’s color-controlled display system and has traditionally been Adobe RGB) as well as a configuration option for the new Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics processor. While the new mobile processor is in designed to fit in thinner systems, hopefully it will allow big systems like these ZBooks to attain improved battery life. HP Omen X Compact Desktop See it May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 • See All And if you needed another sign that there’s more enthusiasm for VR among commercial users than consumers, HP has rejiggered its VR backpack strategy: There’s no more Omen X Compact Desktop. Instead HP is merging its commercial line with the consumer line, dispensing with the “Omen X” gaming branding and going with the “HP VR Backpack” name and a lower-key design. It’s been refreshed with slight improvements to the harness — the battery packs sit higher now near the kidneys rather than on the hips — and battery swapping is a little quicker. You can use it with the new HP Reverb VR headset. Post a comment May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know reading • HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019 0 19 Photos Virtual Reality HP Microsoft Nvidialast_img read more

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Newly elected MPs to be sworn in Thursday

first_imgElection commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed talks to newsmen at his office. Photo: UNBThe election commission (EC) on Wednesday sent a letter to the parliament secretary for taking necessary preparations to organise the oath-taking ceremony of the lawmakers elected in the 11th general elections.EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said this while talking to newsmen at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday.”The gazette containing the details of 298 newly elected MPs has been published and we’ve sent a copy to the parliament secretary so that they can take preparation for the oath-taking ceremony,” he said.He further said, “We heard the oath taking ceremony will be held at 11:00am on Thursday.”Replying to a journalist’s query whether the EC is satisfied with the election, the secretary said, “Our CEC has said that a peaceful election was held in the country and he also thanked everyone related to the election process.”When asked about Oikya Front’s memorandum placed before the EC, he said, “Anyone can place memorandum or letter to the election commission. We accepted it and the commission will take decision about it.””A few incidents of minor violence occurred on the election day and the commission directed the Inspector General of Police to submit a report after investigating the incidents,” he said.The EC secretary also said that the commission has decided to hold the Upazila Election in March as SSC and HSC exams will be held in February and April,” he said.last_img read more

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Thinnest eggs belonged to largest Moas

first_imgGiant Haast’s eagle attacking New Zealand moa. Artwork: John Megahan. Copyright: PLoS Biology. Via Wikipedia. ( — In a detailed online study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 30th, scientists investigate questions surrounding New Zealand’s moa eggs and the results are mystifying. (c) 2010 Citation: Thinnest eggs belonged to largest Moas (2010, August 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Ancient DNA reveals extreme egg morphology and nesting behavior in New Zealand’s extinct moa, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Published online before print August 30, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.0914096107 The 10 known species of moas, extinct relative of the ostrich and emus, were believed to be widely diverse in size varying from a small turkey-size to eight feet tall and beyond. For over a century, scientists and esteemed colleagues have studied 36 delicate, thin-shelled eggs, discovering a few of which belonged to two of the largest, heaviest flightless bird species. Scientists scrutinized DNA from various moas found throughout New Zealand and compared each to eggshells. Their findings concluded the two thinnest eggshells belonged to the largest, heaviest female moas, Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezealandiae.This begs the question, how did these giant creatures incubate such delicate eggs — without breaking them?With shells ranging from only 1.41-1.06 millimeters thick, it seems implausible for an adult female moa, weighing more than 550 pounds, to safely and effectively incubate such fragile eggs. One theory based on trace DNA evidence is that male moas, weighing in at around 165 pounds, might have been responsible for incubation and caring for the young, much like the ostrich and emu. Though, it’s been said the process would have been very difficult and hasn’t yet been proven. Out of the 3,434 bird species studied both living and extinct, moa eggs are the most vulnerable to breakage, thus adding to the possibility that they had very unusual nesting habits. Researcher David Lambert, an evolutionary biologist at Griffith University in Australia who was part of the investigation, told Live Science that moa nests weren’t uncommon in the way they were built. With nothing but a mere scrape in the ground surrounded by a thin layer of twigs and leaves, this is something else the moas might have had in common with ostrich and emu relatives. Lambert also added it’s been thought the moas may have curled around the eggs to warm them, instead of sitting directly on top of them to keep from obliterating their unborn offspring.Moas were killed off into extinction once the Maori colonized in New Zealand in the late 13th century, but their size mixed with curious incubation and nesting habits are a mystery scientists hope to someday solve for good. Extinct moa rewrites New Zealand’s history Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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CM gives Mahanayak Samman to Tollywoods finest

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed over the Mahanayak Samman to Aparna Sen and Paran Bandyopadhyay in a programme at Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday, organised by the state government to commemorate the 38th death anniversary of matinee idol Uttam Kumar.Besides handing over the Mahanayak Samman, the Chief Minister also gave the Barsha Shera Chalacchitra Samman awards in different categories. Noor Islam and Samiul Alam received the Barsha Shera Chalacchitra Samman (Child artist) for their performances in the movie Sahaj Paather Gappo. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe best producer award went to Shree Venkatesh Films and the award was received by Shrikant Mohta. Kaushik Ganguly got the best scriptwriter award for his film Bisarjan while Abir Chatterjee received the best actor award for his performance in the same movie. Mimi Chakraborty received the best actress award for her role in the film Dhananjay.While addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister recollected her memories about Uttam Kumar. She said: “Uttam Kumar is a legend. I remember the day when he died. I and my mother were standing near our house when some youths came and told us that Uttam Kumar was no more. It was a day of mourning. We cannot think about cinema without Uttam Kumar.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhile speaking about Tollywood, the Chief Minister spoke about the infrastructural development that her government has ensured for the industry. She further said that the state is much ahead of many others in terms of talent, if not in terms of financial condition.In the mesmerising event, legendary singers sung songs from Uttam Kumar’s movies. Singers including Haimanti Shukla, Antara Chowdhury and Jojo performed on Tuesday. Indranil Sen, minister of state for the Information and Cultural Affairs department and Vivek Kumar, Principal Secretary of the department, also sang songs from movies of Uttam Kumar. Aparna Sen, who received the Mahanayak Samman, said: “I was too small when I worked with Uttam Kumar. But I have one regret that I have failed to direct a film with him as the lead actor.” Veteran actor Paran Bandyopadhyay, who also received the award, said: “Uttam Kumar is still alive among all of us.”The matinee idol had acted in 187 films, including Nayak and Chiriakhana, which were directed by the legendary Satyajit Ray. Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen, the best romantic pair of Bengali cinema, were featured in films including Agnipariksha, Saptapadi and Har Mana Har. Besides Suchitra Sen, he had also acted opposite Supriya Devi, Sabitri Chatterjee, Anjana Bhowmick, Tanuja and Aparna Sen. He was equally brilliant in character role and seriocomic.last_img read more

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