THE COUNTY MANAGERS of 34 local authorities in Ireland made a combined €4.6 million per year up until the end of 2009.The figures are laid out in a parliamentary question submitted by independent TD Stephen Donnelly, which shows that up until January 2010, the head of Dublin City Council was paid €202,461.In keeping with public sector pay cuts, all county managers took cuts at the start of 2010.This move saw the salary in Dublin City cut to €189,000 and the pay in Cork County, Fingal and South Dublin cut from €171,000 to €162,000.The County or City Manager performs the executive functions of the County or City Council.Appointed through the Public Appointments System, he or she supervises, co-ordinates, manages and pays the employees and officers of the council. He or she also makes contracts on behalf of the council and affixes the official seal of the council on documents.They generally have seven-year terms.From 1 June, the title changed to Chief Executive and there are now just 31 local authorities.In his response to Donnelly’s question, Environment Minister Phil Hogan outlined the other allowances paid to CEOs.“County and City Managers, Local Authority Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), formally are entitled to claim for travel and subsistence costs incurred as part of their official duties, in accordance with the relevant travel and subsistence circulars. All local authorities are obliged to ensure that only essential travel is undertaken and that related expenditure is critically appraised and monitored. A CEO may claim up to 7.5% of their salary in substitution of motor mileage rates contained in the travel and subsistence circulars, where a local authority considers that those allowances do not adequately recompense the CEO for the extent to which their car is used for official business.The response added that CEOs are paid between €2,095 and €6,858 in allowances for entertainment every year.Read: Retiring town councillors will be paid around €4.6 million
In October last year I reported on what had to be the ultimate in home flight simulation. It was a custom build consisting of 6 displays,realistic cockpit controls and a seat straight out of a real plane. The only thing it didn’t do was simulate movement, but I don’t think that would really break the feeling of realism.Today, I may have found a successor to the custom build. It doesn’t use as many displays, but it does fully enclose the player in an egg-shaped cockpit, and most importantly, it moves, meaning that decent to the runway will feel all the more real.The OVO-04 is made by Virtual Fly who advertise it as a plug&play flight simulator that is very quiet and free of the need for a keyboard and mouse inside. It even has the PC shipped with it as a separate module containing the FSX software required to make it function.Serious flight simulation fans are most likely drooling right about now. Inside you’ll find 3 24-inch widescreen displays above an array of cockpit controls, instruments, and pedals. As it’s an enclosed unit, the integrated speaker system should make for a realistic sound experience too. It even has a light intensity system to match the lighting inside the cockpit with the time of day or night you are flying.The OVO-4 ships with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, so we assume its going to work with other flight simulation software too because it must be running Windows.If you want one, you had better start saving. The OVO-04 is listed for pre-order in the UK at Firebox for £35,995. That’s around $57,500, or $46,000 before sales tax. Yes, it’s a lot, but if you go home every night and sit playing on a flight sim for hours, it might actually be worth the investment, right?More at Virtual Fly, via Thinq
Microsoft doesn’t get a lot of credit for being innovative, but its Microsoft Research lab actually develops a ton of awesome technology. Of particular interest to readers of Geek, is sure to be the Worldwide Telescope project, which Microsoft is undertaking with the help of telescopes all around the world, and even orbiting it. New content is added frequently, most recently data from NASA’s Planck mission. If you’ve never taken a look at this project, now is a great time.The Worldwide Telescope is an effort to construct a massive map of the universe. Microsoft Research has assembled astronomical data from scientists all over the world to build a 3D model that users can actually fly through. NASA’s Hubble Images are used liberally, and Microsoft hopes to incorporate data from the James Webb Telescope when it launches in a few years. You’ll be able to do flybys of any star, nebula, or planet astronomers have gathered data on.This is more than just a bunch of pretty images, though. There is real data backing this simulation that makes it useful from the elementary school level, all the way up to graduate studies. It has support for visible light, but also X-ray and infrared observations.Microsoft Research has also built The Worldwide Telescope with touch interactions in mind. Desktop mouse controls aren’t forgotten, but pinch-zooming is being held up as the best way to use the maps. The product is currently limited to desktops, but a mobile version is expected soon.Microsoft has created an API that will allow developers and educators to build custom “stellar tours” entirely within The Worldwide Telescope. It can run in a web browser on PC or Mac, but Silverlight is required. There is also a Windows client that can be installed. Maybe not ideal for everyone, but you can’t argue with a free trip across the universe.
Greece’s jobless rate rose to a fresh quarterly record of 20.7 percent in the last three months of 2012, reflecting the country’s deep economic malaise, exacerbated by austerity to repair public finances and emerge from a debt crisis. Greece secured a new 130 billion euro bailout from its euro zone partners and the IMF this week, after agreeing further painful budget cuts. But the labour market’s sharp deterioration is feeding public discontent and hurting consumer confidence. On Thursday, statistics agency ELSTAT data showed jobs being shed at a fast pace as unemployment rose from 17.7 percent in the third quarter and 14.2 percent in the last quarter of 2010.“The quarterly unemployment data reflect the deepening pace of the domestic economic contraction. Considering that unemployment is a lagging indicator, we should not rule out a further rise in the jobless rate in the months ahead,» said EFG Eurobank economist Platon Monokroussos. Young people have been hardest hit by the country’s protracted economic recession. Almost four in ten people in the 15-to-29 age group were out of work, data showed, up from 28 percent in the same period a year earlier. One of the worst affected economic sectors is construction, where employment dropped 19 percent year-on-year. Greece’s 215 billion euro economy slumped by 7 percent in 2011 and is projected to remain in recession for a fifth consecutive year in 2012. The economic downturn is making it harder for the government to meet revenue targets and cut the budget gap, raising the risk that further belt-tightening may be necessary.“It will be difficult to stabilise the trend in the first half of 2012. The main hopes for a slowdown in the trend rest on the summer months when there may be an improved picture because of tourism and exports,» said National Bank economist Nikos Magginas. ELSTAT said the number officially unemployed reached 1,025,877 in the fourth quarter, an increase of 44.1 percent year-on-year and of 16.8 percent from the third quarter. Greece’s December unemployment rate was almost double the 17-country euro zone’s seasonally adjusted average of 10.6 percent, but is still lower than 22.9 percent seen in Spain in the fourth quarter. Greek unemployment figures are not seasonally adjusted.Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Thorgan Hazard was a key figure in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin as he managed to score a brace and helped his team to come from behind after trailing 1-0.The Belgian knows that his side are in the crucial part of the season and they need every single point to gain a better spot in the Bundesliga table as they are still fighting to secure the European football for the season to come.The former Chelsea player spoke about this win as he said, according to borussia.de:Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We weren’t at our best today and it wasn’t easy to turn the game around. After trailing 1-0, we scored but it wasn’t given and we kept going. We scored twice and won.”“If I’m honest, playing like we did and winning is far better than playing well and losing. At this stage of the season, it’s crucial. It means a lot for our confidence. I hope we can push on.”“I was happy once more yesterday. I hope I keep smiling but football is a team sport. Scoring goals is great but you have to win the game. When both happen, it’s even better.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 16, 2018 – Nassau – The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announces the appointment of Mr. Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the position of Interim Managing Director effective 19th of February 2018. Mr. Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will be appointed to lead NHI within 2 to 3 years. Mr. Whitmarsh previously worked on NHI with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is familiar with the opportunity and challenges associated with expanding and improving health care in the Bahamas.Mr. Whitmarsh has an exceptional breadth of experience in healthcare, finance, aviation and technology at the CEO level in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Whitmarsh has held two of the most senior positions in the Government of British Columbia: Deputy Minister of Health and Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board. Prior to his stint in the public sector both in Canada and the USA. He also served as Director of First Nations Health Authority.Mr. Whitmarsh is a graduate of the University of Leeds, UK, and Dartmouth Royal Naval College. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors, including Public Companies, Not for Profits and Government Committees. Mr. Whitmarsh began his career as a Submarine Officer in the Royal Navy.The Board recognizes the contributions of the NHI Implementation Team who played a pivotal role in the launching of the Primary Care phase of the NHI program.Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Freezing rain mostly missed Clark County today, with only a few trouble spots reported as the weather went from clear and cold, with an air inversion, to cloudy and rainy.By 10:30 a.m. all metro-area temperature reporting stations monitored by the National Weather Service showed at least 35 degrees.The forecast for Vancouver calls for above-freezing temperatures for the rest of the week. Vancouver Fire Capt. Chris Moen said he has found roads and parking lots to be mostly wet this morning but that he has happened upon a couple patches of ice.Three traffic accidents were reported, but it was not clear whether they were the result of slick roads. Some outlying areas had some ice this morning. Green Mountain schools were running two hours late, with no connecting high school bus. In the Columbia River Gorge, schools in the Stevenson-Carson School District have been closed.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday announced financial aid for the flood victims, several of whom lost their houses, after meeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.According to reports, Jaitley primarily discussed about flood rehabilitation in Chennai, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur during the 45 minute-long meeting with Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat.After the meeting, Jaitley said that the financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, have been “extra activated” so that the lives of thousands of floods victims in Tamil Nadu return to normalcy, ANI reported.”Insurance companies and the banks have to be extra activated in order to help the people. Today morning we had a meeting with all the insurance companies i.e. LIC and GIC companies, 27 public sector banks, national housing banks and 17 private sector banks, so that in addition to the aid what the Central government and the state government is giving, how these financial institution can help the people,” Jaitley told reporters.He said that the bankers will provide soft loans to the people in flood-affected districts who need financial assistance for housing, vehicles and education. “People have to be rehabilitated in terms of their housing, in terms of household articles, in terms of vehicles, crops have been damaged, shops have been damaged, in some cases people need educational loans,” Jaitley said.”These are the various kinds of banking facilities which are available to the people and therefore we have set very high targets with the banks today. Bankers have been told that loan application for soft loan for each one of these should be considered,” he added.Jaitley, accompanied by minister for small and medium enterprises Kalraj Mishra, also reviewed the damage suffered by the industrial sector in Chennai.The Tamil Nadu government’s issued a statement after the meeting, highlighting that Jayalalithaa has sought an interim assistance of Rs 2,000 crore. It added that the state government is putting together a detail of loss suffered in the floods. The loss has been estimated to be over Rs 8,000 crore, PTI reported.
By now, everyone has seen video of Reds Pitcher Amir Garrett going on a one man mission to fight the entire Pittsburgh Pirates organization, but the biggest loser from the MLB’s version of Avengers: End Game was Pirates slight-framed hurler Chris Archer.Archer tried to provide some backup for his teammates, but for his good deed he was rewarded by getting stampeded like the running of the bulls. If that wasn’t bad enough, Amir Garett – who started the entire thing by turning into a human badger – ended up on top of Archer to administer some additional pummeling.Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t the right right decision. This is one of those instances.
Cancún, Q.R. — More than 460 guns were destroyed by federal authorities in Cancun Wednesday as part of a government clean to rid criminals of their weapons.Cancun mayor, Remberto Estrada Barba, says that part of the problem is the amount of weapons in the hands of criminals. He described the event to destroy the guns as “very significant” saying that the weapons being removed from the streets around the state has an impact on violence since six out of every 10 homicides are committed with guns.“The law is very clear, he explains, “There are restrictions on owning a weapon. The unfortunate thing is that all these weapons circulate in the black market. There are even cases where high caliber guns have been confiscated from minors.”He explained that while it is good to remove as many weapons from the streets as possible, we must also remove them from the hands of criminals and prevent them from reaching children.Estrada Barba congratulated the judicial and ministerial authorities for putting an effort into the issue of weapons in the state pending the new justice system.In total, 467 weapons that included guns, an excess of 3,300 rounds of ammunition and two silencers were destroyed along with pieces of military clothing and gear used by criminals. The destruction of the weapons was done by the Secretariat of National Defense at the X Military Region in Cancun.General Gustavo Nieto Navarro, commander of the X Military Region, said that citizens can also voluntarily surrender their weapons as part of the Weapons Exchange Program where they are awarded with incentives.“The implementation of the Weapons Exchange Program is intended to promote the voluntary surrender of firearms, grenades and ammunition among citizens in exchange for incentives such as articles for domestic use.“The goal of the program is to diminish tragic and violent acts within the family or community nucleus through a permanent campaign.”He stressed that all weapons seized by the civil authorities are made available to the Secretariat of National Defense and all are destroyed.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Technology | June 15, 2008 Infinity Omega is a Full-Function Patient Monitor for Patient Transport The Infinity Omega solution integrates a two-screen patient monitoring solution and consists of a full-function patie read more June 25, 2008 – Hill-Rom this week said it entered into two new agreements to will enhance and add integrated functions and value for the company’s NaviCare WatchChild solution.An agreement with AirStrip Technologies brings the value of the innovative AirStrip OB product, a state-of-the-art software application allows obstetricians to use their own PDAs and Smartphones to remotely access real-time waveform data for both the mother and fetus. The interface between Hill-Rom’s WatchChild solution and AirStrip OB will be configured to function with Hill-Rom’s original WatchChild solution as well as the enhanced version introduced this past April.In addition, Hill-Rom’s relationship with ExitCare, L.L.C. will integrate an educational component, the ExitCare Labor & Delivery product, consisting of hundreds of labor and delivery patient education topics augmented with color illustrations. This will serve as a tool to facilitate communication between clinicians with patients and family members.The newly introduced, enhanced WatchChild solution evolved from a recognized need to provide an integrated and intuitive way to manage obstetrical operations, including reporting, communication, care plan development, skin and fall assessment screening and operating room record/pre-anesthesia checklists. The NaviCare WatchChild solution also offers state-of-the-art data archiving capability to help manage long-and-short-term liability risks for hospitals and caregivers. The NaviCare WatchChild solution is part of the NaviCare Clinical Operations Platform. In February 2008, Hill-Rom introduced an enhanced NaviCare Clinical Operations Platform designed to support hospital efforts to provide improved patient safety, quality of care and operational efficiency.For more information: www.airstriptech.com, www.exitcare.com, www.hill-rom.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | May 29, 2008 Draeger Launches Online Medical Service Community for Clinical, Biomedical Customers May 30, 2008 – Draeger Service, the Service arm of Draeger Medical Inc., this week launched its Draeger Medical Servi read more News | June 17, 2008 Georgetown University Teams with Gentag, SAIC to Develop Needleless Glucose Sensor June 18, 2008 – Georgetown University, Gentag Inc. and Science Applications International Corp. read more News | August 17, 2009 SonoSite Acquires CardioDynamics for $12.3 Million August 17, 2009 – SonoSite Inc., a specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, announced that on Aug…. read more Technology | June 12, 2008 15-Inch Monitor Created for Vital Signs Monitoring Quest International Inc. read more Related Content News | June 01, 2008 Cantimer to Develop Portable, Noninvasive Hydration Measurement, Monitoring System June 2, 2008 – Cantimer Inc. said today it was awarded a $996,000 contract by the U.S. read more News | June 24, 2008 Hill-Rom Enhances NaviCare WatchChild with Remote Perinatal Monitoring News | June 16, 2008 Free Cell Phone Minutes, Texting Used to Help Monitor TB Treatment June 17, 2008 – One of the biggest challenges in fighting tuberculosis is simply getting patients to take their medic read more News | July 10, 2008 Researcher Says RFID Devices are Much Safer than Dutch Study Suggests July 11, 2008 – A new study that found wireless systems that track hospital medical equipment can cause potentially… read more News | October 07, 2013 Philips, Accenture Create First Proof of Concept for Delivering Patient Data via Google Glass Royal Philips and Accenture announced the creation of a proof-of-concept (POC) demonstration that uses a Google Glass… read more News | May 28, 2008 GE Healthcare Anesthesia, Monitor Servicing Team Wins Customer Satisfaction Award May 29, 2008 – For the seventh year in a row, GE Healthcare has won Omega Management Group’s prestigious NorthFace Sc read more
Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. GE Healthcare celebrated the production of its 10,000th OEC 9900 Elite mobile imaging system globally, following installation at a prestigious hospital in Pittsburgh. Mobile C-arms are digital X-ray imaging systems used to see inside the body during surgery and interventional procedures, aiding surgeons in precise surgical repair. The delivery of this system marks a significant clinical milestone because the global use of this high-quality system is helping promote the advancement of minimally invasive surgery in all regions of the world.The OEC 9900 Elite touts superb image quality in a highly automated machine and was named the overall best Mobile C-arm, ranking number one in image quality, and emitting the least amount of radiation in a study presented at the North American Spine Society’s Annual meeting in 2012. With nearly 40,000 OEC C-arms in use globally, the OEC 9900 Elite’s foundation has a familiar user interface, allowing Radiologic technologists and Surgeons to become comfortable using the system very quickly. Beyond ease of use, which is critical in a fast paced and intense OR setting, the OEC 9900 Elite has unique image optimization features and critical dose management capabilities — all key attributes that help clinicians provide the best care for their patients.“We are incredibly proud today as we reflect on the significant contributions our business has made to improving health across the globe,” said Carrie Eglinton Manner, President and CEO of GE Healthcare Surgery. “The founders of OEC had a vision for enabling better surgery, and we still work every single day to make that vision real. We shipped the 10,000th OEC 9900 Elite, with our heartfelt wishes that this and all OEC C-arms will help improve the health of people in their communities.” The OEC 9900 Elite C-arm is used in nearly 4,000 facilities around the world including hospitals, prestigious medical teaching Institutions, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices.More than 1,100 GE Healthcare Surgery employees around the world celebrated this latest milestone and the role OEC C-arms play in helping dedicated healthcare professionals deliver exceptional care for their patients. Whether in the course of routine surgeries or during events like the earthquake recovery in Haiti and the 2010 Winter Olympics, “We are humbled to have OEC C-arms consistently chosen as a key tool in improving global health. Whether clinicians use one of our ten thousand premium C-arms in place today, one of the tens of thousands of OEC C-arms prior to them, or one of the future C-arms we will develop, we are on a mission to continually help advance innovation in surgical care.” stated Eglinton Manner.The comes in the OEC Elite 9900 Ortho/Surgery and the OEC Elite 9900 Vascular configurations.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Feature | April 21, 2014 GE Healthcare Installs 10,000th Global Premium Mobile C-Arm Imaging System GE Healthcare’s OEC 9900 Elite is used in minimally invasive surgery around the world Related Content News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. 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British Airways first Airbus 350 touches down at London HeathrowBritish Airways first Airbus 350 touches down at London HeathrowBritish Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow this weekend, featuring the airline’s newest generation business class seat, Club Suite.The airline will take delivery of 18 A350s, with four of the new aircraft joining the fleet before the end of the year.Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience said: “We are delighted to welcome the first of our A350s to the fleet. This aircraft marks a significant and exciting milestone in our £6.5 billion investment programme and is even more special as it comes with our new Club Suite. The A350 is a fantastic aircraft and an excellent showpiece for British engineering. Our customers are going to love the space, light and comfort on board.”The newly-branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Boasting 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, enviable 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens, high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC / USB power; every aspect of British Airways’ Club Suite has been designed for today’s customer.The A350 promotes a feeling of well-being, space and calm due to its reduced noise levels, high ceilings and ambient lighting which is intended to compliment the time of day and outside light. Customers will leave their flight feeling rested thanks to higher levels of humidity and refreshed air as the cabin pressure is equivalent to an altitude of just 6,000 feet. There are also environmental benefits to flying on the state-of the-art A350 as 25 per cent lower fuel burn significantly reduces CO2 emissions.As well as a new 56-seat Club World cabin, the three-cabin A350 features the latest World Traveller Plus cabin (56 seats) with new furnishings including a plush new pillow and warm quilt, new amenity kits and an enhanced service and an improved dining experience. The World Traveller (economy) cabin offers 219 seats. Customers will also benefit from high-speed WiFi, allowing travellers to browse the internet on their personal electronic devices.In a world first, the airline mapped out their new Club Suite and A350 in lasers within the British Airways Laserdrome, a 100 square metre structure, towering 6 and a half metres high.During phase one in August, the first A350 aircraft will start some short-haul flying between London and Madrid to allow the airline’s teams to perfect their customer service delivery and familiarise cabin crew with the aircraft layout.In phase two, which starts during September, the aircraft will begin long-haul flying to Dubai, followed by services to Toronto, Tel Aviv and Bangalore this year. During this period another three A350 aircraft will join the British Airways fleet and two Boeing 777 aircraft will also be retrofitted with the new cabin.At the start of 2020 phase three will begin which will see British Airways rolling out its Club Suite on further long-haul aircraft across the network.The arrival of the A350 is part of the airline’s £6.5bn current investment programme and forms part of an exciting year for the airline as it celebrates its centenary. Other activity includes the airline’s BA 2119 programme exploring the future of fuels, the customer experience of the future and the aviation careers in the next 100 years. Source = British Airways
Travis Scott performs at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Okeechobee, Fla. Rapper Travis Scott and rock bands Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys are headlining this year’s Osheaga music festival in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Amy Harris/Invision Travis Scott, Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys headline Osheaga festival MONTREAL – Rapper Travis Scott and rock bands Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys are headlining this year’s Osheaga music festival in Montreal.The three-day festival kicking off on Aug. 3 is also set to feature electronic duo Odesza, rapper Tyler, the Creator, singer Khalid and rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs.The festival was first staged in 2006 and is held at the city’s Parc Jean-Drapeau.Last year’s event, headlined by the Weeknd, Lorde and Muse, included increased security measures after a female concertgoer said she was slipped a date-rape drug at the festival in 2016.———On the web: https://www.osheaga.com by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 13, 2018 12:36 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
June 13, 2014This years JUNETEENTH Festival took place this past Saturday and Sunday, June 7. and 8. 2014.Once again this was an event with a line-up of awesome musicians, some returning to the Arcosanti stage and some very good people that were here for the first time.The event started with the beautiful voice of Marilynn Carter, accompanied by Ray Carter.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]Here we see the Miles Dalto Trio performing the first set on Saturday, Louis Landon on piano, Bob McKeon on drums and bassist Sean Brogan.Sherry Roberson and on drums Bob McKeon.Here is singer Ray Brown with Miles Dalto on piano, Ray Carter on bass and Bob McKeon on drums.The Saturday evening party in the Vaults featured the Tommy Dukes Blues Band.One cannot say enough about the level of excellence that this years performers brought to the Arcosanti stage. More about this event will be posted on Monday, June 16. 2014.