The Flaming Lips have announced their 15th studio album, King’s Mouth, set for release on Record Store Day, April 13th. King’s Mouth is the follow up to band’s 2017 album, Oczy Mlody. The new album will feature 12 new tracks and the music will be connected by narration provided by The Clash’s Mick Jones.The album parallels frontman Wayne Coyne’s 2015 art installation, also called King’s Mouth, where participants crawl into a large metallic head to experience a music-driven LED light spectacle. King’s Mouth will also be accompanied by a book, King’s Mouth: Immerse Heap Trip Fantasy Experience, which Coyne wrote and illustrated. The Flaming Lips will issue a limited run of 4,000 copies of the LP, which will be pressed on gold vinyl and will only be available at participating independent record stores. Another version of the album will be released globally in July.Coyne shared his thoughts on the new project. He explains,The King’s Mouth immersive/child-like qualities are born from the same spark and womb as The Flaming Lips live performances. The King’s Mouth adventure was made for humans of all sizes, ages, cultures, and religions.The Flaming Lips currently only have two scheduled live performances, as the band will play Ogden, UT’s Ogden Amphitheater on July 18th, followed by a show at Prato, Italy’s Piazza Duomo on September 1st.For ticketing and more information, head to The Flaming Lips’ website.
Riot Fest will return for its 15th anniversary in 2019 to Chicago, IL’s Douglas Park, set to take place from September 13th through 15th.On Wednesday, Riot Fest unveiled their 2019 lineup including Blink-182, Slayer (performing their final Chicago & Milwaukee show), Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Jawbreaker, Ween, Die Antwoord, Patti Smith & Her Band, Taking Back Sunday, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, Dashboard Confessional, Rancid, Against Me!, Streetlight Manifesto, Andrew W.K., Less Than Jake, White Reaper, and many more.Special to this year’s event, Riot Fest attendees will witness The B-52s’ last show in Chicago, in addition to rare full-album performances by The Flaming Lips (performing Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), Ween (performing The Mollusk), Dashboard Confessional (performing The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most), and Bloc Party (performing Silent Alarm in celebration of the album’s 15th anniversary), just to name a few.Founded in 2005, Riot Fest features the best of punk, rock ‘n’ roll, hip hop, metal, alternative, and just about everything in between. Founder Riot Mike is credited with helping to reunite iconic bands like Naked Raygun, The Replacements, The Misfits, and Jawbreaker, among other reunions—a staple feature of Riot Fest, alongside the full album performances, freak shows, carnival rides, and occasional butter sculptures.A variety of different ticket options are now on sale here for Riot Fest’s 2019 event.See the full lineup below. Head to Riot Fest’s website for more information.
In an effort to encourage students from a variety of backgrounds to meet, work together and have fun, the Unity Games will kick off Jan. 24 and run until Jan. 30. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS), the Gender Relations Center, RecSports, the Student Activities Office, the Student Union Board, the Division of Student Affairs, the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Campus Ministry and the Career Center, the Unity Games hope to promote multicultural collaboration and friendship among the student body.The Unity Games represent an opportunity to motivate students to interact with other students they might not have met otherwise and to get involved in the efforts of MSPS and other sponsoring organizations, junior intern for Multicultural Student Programs and Services Summer Bernard said.“We want everyone to get to know each other and come together as a community,” Bernard said.According to the Unity Games’ website, students need to register online in order to participate. They will then be placed in teams to compete in a variety of games throughout the week, including a trivia night hosted by Campus Ministry, a RecSports Day and a Family Feud-style competition. Points will be awarded to teams based on their rates of participation during the entire week, as well as their performances in individual competitions. Even if students cannot commit to being on a team for the whole duration of the Games, they are encouraged to still show up, watch and participate in events when possible, Bernard said.“The team with the most points at the end of the week will get a prize as a kind of incentive,” Bernard said.While the focus is having fun and building community, events sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Career Center may also help educate students, Bernard said.The Unity Games began last year and found success with approximately 60 student participants, a number they hope to match or exceed this year, Bernard said.“There wasn’t anything exactly like this before,” Bernard said.The spirit of the Unity Games follows in same vein as other programming hosted by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Bernard said. In particular, she said the event shares the same goals as First Fridays, an ongoing series of relatively unstructured social events aimed at bringing students together to promote community with food and games.Tags: Campus Ministry, division of student affairs, Gender Relations Center, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, RecSports, Unity Games
Lang Associates, Vermont’s premiere Real Estate firm, takesgreat pleasure in welcoming the addition of Geri M. Barrows to its sales team. Barrowsbrings 13 years of legal and real estate experience to her new position.A native Vermonter, Barrows resides in Colchester with her husband Corey and their threechildren–Danny, Brittany & Brooke.Prior to joining Lang, Barrows worked forKolok Development at Marble Island. She can be reached at (802) 846-7834; [email protected](link sends e-mail), or by visiting her at Lang’s South Burlington office,located at 550 Hinesburg Road.
A bit of home maintenance in the fall can prevent costly repairs this winter or next spring. According to Consumer Reports.org, failing to do those important chores could cost you thousands.Here’s what you should be on your fall to-do list.Prep your lawn: Now is the time to fertilize. The resulting new growth will go a long way in protecting grass roots during the winter, and will produce a lush green lawn come spring.Clean those gutters: It may be tedious and somewhat labor intensive, but clearing out all those leaves is worth it. According to Consumer Reports, clogged gutters not only cause siding and foundation issues, but could potentially cause leaking and damage to the roof should water freeze in the gutter. If you are not a DIYer, it may be worth paying professionals an average price of $300 to do this annual job.Pack up outdoor gardening tools: Do one final pruning of your plants, then put your tools away. This includes everything disconnecting garden hoses from faucets, draining your sprinkler systems, and cleaning out and prepping your lawn mower for a long winter hibernation. Before storing the lawn mower, use it to transform fallen leaves into mulch. They will serve as an added layer of protection against winter damage to your lawn.Inspect and maintain: Now is the time to seal leaks around windows, door trim, siding and outlets. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25% to 30% of your heating costs literally go out the window due to drafts. Do a quick visual check of your roof. Any loose or damaged shingles? Take a walk around the house and make sure water is draining properly. Get chimneys, HVAC units, furnaces and air ducts/vents serviced. Fix any cracks in your driveway. Change the air filters and batteries for all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices. Replenish your winter supplies and make sure that snow blower works. 86SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details
VerdictTo sum it up, the top variant of the Alienware M15 R3 is a great laptop, but is hard to recommend to hardcore gamers despite its crazy specifications, mainly because of that display. I also would have loved slightly better thermal performance, and of course a lower price.If you are looking for a portable gaming laptop with perhaps the best possible overall hardware configuration, the Alienware M15 R3 is for you. It also looks pretty and feels premium. But if you are someone who uses a laptop unplugged most of the time, it may be a deal breaker.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Alienware M15 R3 design and build qualityThe Alienware M15 R3 is built very well. Its outer shell and keyboard deck are made out of a Magnesium alloy to keep weight low, while ensuring solid build quality. It’s soft to touch, but doesn’t feel the same as soft touch plastic. It is resistant to fingerprints, smudges and scratches, something that is very important to the Cheetos-gobbling gaming audience that this laptop is going for. However, you can expect it to get discoloured sooner or later, as it is available only in white, or as Alienware calls it, Lunar Light.Interestingly, the laptop doesn’t have a single sharp corner anywhere. This, along with the grippy texture make it relatively portable, and you can carry it around with relative ease even though it’s not that light, at 2.5 kg.- Advertisement – I tried this with Horizon Zero Dawn, which ran at 40 fps with quiet fan mode enabled, while at higher fan speeds I observed 65 fps. This was at 1080p with the High graphics preset. It wasn’t uncommon to see the CPU temperature go up to 80-90° C when playing games like Far Cry 5 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This laptop has a tendency to run very toasty even when the fans are set to High, but hey, at least games run smoothly.In terms of synthetic benchmarks, PCMark 10 posted scores of 5,349 and 6,413 in its standard and Extended runs, respectively. Cinebench R20 achieved 3,065 and 460 points in its multi-core and single-core tests respectively. POVRay finished its benchmark run in 1 minute, 32 seconds.As for graphics benchmark performance, the Nvidia GeForce 2080 MaxQ GPU is a beast. 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme scores were 7,349 and 3,494 respectively, while the Port Royal test managed 4,931.In regular non-gaming use, I was surprised to see some periodic stutters when navigating between tasks when the fans were set to run quietly. The laptop runs slightly hot even when it’s not loaded with heavy apps.Alienware M15 R3 softwareThe Alienware M15 R3 comes pre-loaded with a few Dell utilities such as Alienware Command Centre and Mobile Connect. Command Centre lets you tweak things like lighting, fan speed, and CPU and GPU frequency and voltage. It’s very elaborate, and you can save profiles for specific games too. I found it intuitive to use and you’ll find yourself using it more often than you may think.The laptop also comes with Tobii eye tracking hardware and software, which is supported by a few recent titles. It works beautifully, especially in games like F1 2020 where you can focus on a particular corner while executing a turn. It also works within the Windows UI, which means you can control certain elements of the OS such as multitasking and even moving the cursor around just with your eyes. This felt a bit unnatural at first, but I picked it up quicker than I expected, and when I did go back to my own laptop, the lack of eye gestures really bugged me. Alienware M15 R3’s outer shell and keyboard deck are made out of a Magnesium alloy. Alienware M15 R3 display and soundMy variant came with a 15.6-inch OLED display with a resolution of 3840×2160 and a refresh rate of 60fps. Since it has that 4K resolution and OLED tech, colours are vibrant and almost everything appears gorgeous. It is also HDR500 certified, which means you get local dimming and up to 400 nits of brightness. However, this isn’t ideal for gaming, as it lacks a high screen refresh rate. It’s also got a glossy finish; not just the display, but the borders around it too, so you might struggle to fight the glare if you are going to use this laptop in bright environments. If you’re looking to watch movies though, you can’t beat this panel.The speakers are decent, though not great. They are front-firing this time, as opposed to the M15 R2’s bottom-firing set. They have good bass and mid response, so you should be able to hear gunshots in a game clearly, but they miss out a bit on the high frequencies.Alienware M15 R3 performanceThanks to those bleeding-edge, no-compromise specifications in the top-end variant of this laptop, I got really good gaming performance all the time. Every game I threw at it, heavy or light, ran smoothly at high settings. Even ray tracing titles ran at 4K with relative ease.Warzone with ray tracing enabled at the Ultra preset at 4K ran consistently at around 55fps, while at 1080p I got to see 65fps. Shadow of the Tomb Raider ran on average at 75fps with ray tracing and DLSS enabled at 1080p. When cranked to 4K, it could manage 51fps, which is playable. Far Cry 5 at 4K ran at 43fps, with graphics at the Highest preset.Slightly less heavy titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn ran at an average of 71fps at 1080p using high graphics settings.Coming to thermal performance, if you play games with the quieter fan modes selected, you’ll observe some thermal throttling.Alienware M15 R3 runs hot while gaming. Alienware M15 R3 keyboard and trackpadThis is the area that actually impressed me more than raw performance. Some high-end gaming laptops try to woo customers by including a half-baked mechanical keyboard, but not this one. It has a fantastic membrane keyboard, with slightly shallow travel and satisfying feedback. It’s not noisy, and is properly spaced out The keys are ever so slightly concave and are of the exact size I love. It’s a very subjective thing, I know, but it’s very well implemented.The trackpad is also great — it’s precise and has a very nice texture. More importantly, unlike on many other gaming laptops, it’s not an afterthought. It’s very much an integral part of the package. This gets a chef’s kiss from me.Alienware M15 R3 battery lifeThe Alienware M15 R3 comes with an 86Wh battery. The huge power adapter weighs around 800g, which may make the entire package too heavy if you’re planning to take it around in a bag. Be it synthetic battery tests or real-world performance, this laptop can only last a couple of hours at most, which isn’t ideal. The Battery Eater Pro test ended in a measly 1 hour 15 minutes, and it takes about two hours to charge this thing up from zero. This can be attributed to the power-hungry configuration, so it’s fine for people who are okay with keeping it on AC power most of the time. You also have an LED light around the charging connector – nice touch.Alienware M15 R3’s charging connector has an LED ring. There are very few gaming laptops in the market right now that can strike the perfect balance between crazy high specs and portability. Dell’s Alienware M15 R3 seems to have hit the sweet spot between the two. It is essentially an Area 51 after six months of cardio — it’s got similar looks and styling but in a much lighter body. So is there any catch? Find out in our review.Alienware M15 R3 pricing and variantsThe R3 revision of the Alienware M15 is really powerful, featuring Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series processors, and it comes in three variants. The base configuration, priced at Rs. 2,64,590, consists of an Intel Core i7-10750H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, 4K OLED display, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. The top-of-the-line variant, which I received for this review, takes it a notch further with a Core i9-10980HK CPU, 32GB of RAM and a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max Q GPU, and costs an eye watering Rs. 3,39,990.- Advertisement – Like most other gaming laptops, it is laden with RGB lighting everywhere. You can find RGB LEDs around the rear vent, in the Alienware logo on the lid, and of course, the keyboard, all of which are customisable through the proprietary app that we’ll get to in a moment. Although LED lighting isn’t for everyone, I dig this look.There is very little flex in the display and keyboard deck, which again owes a lot to the choice of materials.Alienware M15 R3 connectivity optionsIn terms of I/O, on the left of the laptop, you will find a USB 3.2 port (the only one having power share), an Ethernet port, and a multi-function 3.5mm jack. On the right you’ll find two more USB 3.2 ports without power share and a microSD card slot. At the back, there are charging, mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and one Thunderbolt 3 compatible Type-C port as well as Alienware’s proprietary Graphics Amplifier port.Connectivity options and RGB lighting at the rear of Alienware M15 R3 – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
This year’s Museum Night 2019 event will be held on Friday, February 01, and will bring together numerous museums, galleries, heritage, health and educational institutions – as many as 200 of them. This year, ZET is also involved in the event and offers free transportation by special bus and tram lines that run to the institutions involved in Museum Night. You can check more about the event and the list of institutions and information about reservations HERE. As every year, Museum Night creates an exceptional opportunity for renters to take their guests to the event. At no cost, renters can provide guests with an outstanding experience with this gesture and leave a great impression that can result in a positive review or revisit. This year’s Museum Night theme connects museums with innovation and the digital future through various digital platforms such as mobile applications, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and many other technological innovations. The aim of the event is to present and bring culture, science and art closer to the citizens. Museum Night 2019 In addition to an excellent opportunity to promote their accommodation, guests are presented with Croatian culture, which ultimately creates a positive image of Croatian tourism in the world. If you want to take this opportunity, make sure you book in advance for some of the content at Museum Night.
Queensland’s hotel property sector is expected to continue to see strong transaction levels, despite an influx of new room supply that is predicted to impact on Brisbane’s older and lower grade stock.Colliers International’s new Hotels Research and Forecast report predicts that activity within the state’s regional markets should improve where trading conditions have stabilised and business demand proves sustainable.Colliers International national director of valuation – hotels, Baden Mulcahy says a lack of stock in other key markets would continue to drive interest in regional Queensland.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago
11 Views no discussions LocalNews Millions of dollars spent on water projects- Austrie by: – July 11, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Water Resource Management Minister, Reginald AustrieThe Government of Dominica in recent times has embarked on a number of major water projects across the island amounting to over forty million E.C dollars.Minister responsible for Water Resource Management Hon. Reginald Austrie told the ground breaking ceremony of the Bense Water Supply Project earlier this week that over the last two years a number of projects have been implemented and some are currently being installed.“We spent 3.4 million dollars on the Warner Water Supply System last year. In Campbell we spent 1.7 million dollars, in Delices we spent 2.8 million, in Petite Savanne we spent 1.3 million. On the water Filtration System in Antrim we spent 3.4 million, in Marigot we spent 1.3 million, and [between] Canefield [and] St.Joseph we replaced the pipes at a cost of 5 million dollars. In Penville which is nearing the completion, we spent 2.7 million dollars.”The Minister confirmed that over 25 million dollars will be spent on the West Coast Water Supply Project. That project according to the Minister will benefit communities between Salisbury and Capuchin.Hon. Austrie added that Government recently completed a five hundred thousand gallon storage tank in Morne Bruce to ensure the adequacy of water in Roseau and environs. The Minster revealed that this major project was done at a cost of 4.5 million dollars.He added that a total of 1.1 million was spent in Shawford and another 2.3 million dollars will be spent in Grand Fond.Hon. Austrie says these projects are in keeping with Government’s efforts to provide potable water to communities and will ensure that Dominica moves further towards meeting the target of the Millennium Development Goals.Government Information Service Share Share
Local emergency workers were provided training Wednesday.Emergency workers were together Wednesday for training hosted by the Ripley County EMA and provided by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Guard Reserve.“The purpose was to learn how to set up a point of distribution in the event of a disaster,” said Ripley County Emergency Management Director Patrick Rose.It would be the type of operation used during a significant disaster where people need essentials such as food and water.Some organizations taking part in the training include the D9 Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Jennings County Health Department, Ripley County Health Department, and EMA organizations from Ripley, Decatur, Switzerland and Jefferson counties.