Armin van Buuren New Years Eve in NYC – Announced Live at LAVO

first_imgJustin CharlesUpdate:  The venue of the New York City, New Years Eve show can be found here.As cliché as it sounds, sometimes big things really do come in small packages. That is exactly what happened last night, when the recently voted #1 DJ in the world celebrated his title at New York City’s tiny Lavo Night Club. The line outside the club was unusually busy tonight, filled with a sea of white Armin van Buuren shirts, a mob of people here to support their favorite DJ.If you’ve been to Lavo, you know it’s quite different from say, Armin’s A State of Trance tent at Ultra Music Festival. The club is extremely exclusive due to a small capacity, as VIP tables line the walls and beautiful girls line the dance floor. There are two LED walls behind the DJ, and two more on the ceiling, providing the same synchronized visuals as a festival set.As the club slowly filled up to near riot levels, Armin took the stage minutes after one to a huge ovation. There is something about Armin’s sound and the way he mixes that just makes his music sound ‘big’. Have you ever heard someone describe a band like Muse as ‘stadium rock’? Armin van Buuren’s music is like ‘stadium dance music’. It’s meant for massive stages and thousands of people. The beauty of Armin’s music, however, is that once the beat drops, even the smallest rooms begin to feel like a massive festival stage. There were times, like during Armin’s massive collaboration with Ferry Corsten, ‘Brute’, that if you were in the middle of Lavo, you would have sworn there were 100,000 people standing behind you.While two hours is clearly not enough Armin – he admitted so, apologizing for the short set before the last song – he still managed to pack in as much energy as humanly possible into the brief set, ranging from newer tracks like ‘I’ll Listen’and a remix of Andrew Rayel’s ‘How Do I Know’ from Armin’s latest compilation, ‘Universal Religion’, to classics like ‘In and Out of Love’ and ‘Fine Without You Know’. But the highlight for many was probably the chance to get up, close, and personal with and dance so close to a music icon, someone who we usually see from the back of a festival tent.Before the last song, Armin managed to confirm one HUGE piece of news that you might want to hear: New York City will be having an Armin van Buuren New Years Eve! With that, Armin busted out an excellent mash up of Coldplay’s ‘Every Teardrop’s A Waterfall’, and Porter Robinson’s ‘Language’, which ended up a perfect way to end a set. One more song of lyrics for everyone to sing, one more drop for everyone to jump, and then he was off – letting the fact that he will be back in two months sink by Lexi Lambroslast_img read more

Senators Udall, Heinrich Urge Increase In Funding For Security Grants To Protect New Mexico Elections

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with 37 of their colleagues, wrote a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging an increase in funding for election security grants and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 to help secure upcoming elections in New Mexico and across the country. The full text of the letter can be found HERE. Established by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring accessible, secure, and accurate elections. Since its creation, the EAC has provided essential assistance to state and local election officials, set voting standards, certified voting equipment, and administered the country’s most comprehensive election survey, the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS). U.S. SENATE News: Congress provided $380 million for election security grants under HAVA in FY 2018, of which New Mexico received nearly $3.7 million. However, the Republican majority in Congress provided no further funding in FY 2019. New Mexico is using these funds to upgrade voting equipment, conduct risk assessments, fund security staff and training, improve security of its voter registration system, and protect county-level systems from cyber risks. The senators continued, “Recently, the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government voted to approve $250 million in grants to state and local governments to improve election security. This is far less than what is required to address ongoing election security concerns, and is less than half of the $600 million appropriated by the House this June. State and local officials require significant resources to improve election security and modernize election infrastructure. In addition to having more funding, the House Appropriations Committee includes language that would help strengthen our elections, like ensuring that federal dollars are used to replace paperless machines and improve election cybersecurity. As you work to pass appropriations for FY20, we urge you to include the highest possible appropriation and to accept the strong requirements enumerated in the House bill. These provisions are necessary to ensure election officials have the resources they need to secure our elections.”center_img Heinrich, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, co-authored the Secure Elections Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Udall to streamline cybersecurity information sharing between federal intelligence entities and state election agencies and to provide support for state election cybersecurity infrastructure. Heinrich helped lead the effort to secure $380 million last year for states to make election security improvements, implement cybersecurity guidelines, and replace outdated electronic voting machines. In addition to Udall and Heinrich, the letter was signed by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Tina Smith (D-Mich.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Udall and Heinrich have been staunch advocates for improving election security. Sponsored by Udall and co-sponsored by Heinrich, the For the People Act includes provisions to protect American elections from foreign interference by creating a national strategy to protect our democratic institutions, increasing oversight over election vendors, and enhancing federal support for state voting system security upgrades, including paper ballot voting systems. Udall was a co-sponsor of the September 2019 amendment from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in the Senate Appropriations Committee that increased the FY 2020 Senate bill’s funding for election security from zero to $250 million. “Today, more than at any other time in our nation’s history, election officials face unique challenges that require federal support,” the senators wrote. “As we approach the 2020 elections, we must ensure that they have the resources they need to combat foreign interference and ensure that every American has easy access to the ballot box.”last_img read more

L&G ventures into London with £130m retirement living scheme

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Linde signs second ASU deal in China

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Experts to ponder ‘drug driving’ offence

first_imgThe government is putting together an expert panel to examine the case for introducing a new offence of ‘drug driving’. The initiative, by the Department for Transport, will bring together academics and scientific experts in alcohol and drug misuse, the Home Office and Department of Health. The panel will look at how an offence of driving with an illegal drug in your body could be defined, as well as considering whether it is possible to set levels for the impairing effects of specific drugs, including cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and opiates. It will also examine whether impairment levels could be exceeded through prescribed or otherwise legally obtained drugs, as well as the effects of the interaction of drugs and alcohol and of different combinations of drugs. The move follows the recommendations in the 2010 review of the drink and drug driving law by Sir Peter North. Currently police have to prove that a driver’s actions have been impaired by the use of drugs. The new offence would remove the need for this where drugs were present beyond the lawful level. The road safety minister, Mike Penning, said: ‘Britain has some of the safest roads in the world but we know how important it is to tackle the menace of drug driving. That is why we are putting together a panel of experts to give us advice on the technical aspects of introducing a new offence of driving with an illegal drug in your body.’last_img read more

UWF Men’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule

first_img“The makeup and flow of our schedule is good,” said UWF men’s basketball head coach Jeff Burkhamer. “I like the fact we never play more than three consecutive games on the road before returning to the UWF Field House. We have a terrific homestand in January where we get to play four of five contests in Pensacola.” 2017 begins with a home contest against North Alabama on Monday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. West Florida’s January schedule features a jam-packed nine games, including five home games. The first round of the Gulf South Conference tournament is February 28th at the higher seed’s facility. The remainder of the tournament will take place at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. UWF opens the year at Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:00 p.m. CST. West Florida will jump into Division II play on Friday, Nov. 11 in Fort Valley, Georgia against Albany State. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The UWF men’s basketball is set to begin the second year of the Jeff Burkhamer era in the 2016-17 season, beginning on November 3, 2016. The squad anticipates an upcoming schedule which features an exhibition against Division I Louisiana-Lafayette and six other nonconference matchups. “We are excited about the 2016-17 season,” said Burkhamer. “We changed the culture and set the foundation last season. Now we are ready to take the next step as we work to build a winner at UWF.” The UWF Field House will see its first action of the year on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6:00 p.m. against Auburn Montgomery. November features a total of six games, including four road contests and two home games. UWF will welcome defending GSC Tournament champions West Georgia on Jan. 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 2016-17 SCHEDULE Nearing the end of the season in February, UWF will play a total of nine games in a four-week span. Eight of nine contests are against GSC opponents, and UWF will play Auburn-Montgomery for the second time in the 2016-17 season on Feb. 20, 2017. After a road contest against Spring Hill on Nov. 30, UWF will take a 12-day break until hosting Valdosta State for its Gulf South Conference opener on Monday, Dec. 12. The Argos will play two road games after, before taking a two-week long holiday break. UWF has a marquee matchup with 2016 NCAA South Regional participant Alabama Huntsville on New Year’s Eve at 2:00 p.m. December features four contests, divided evenly between two home games and two road games. — — Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Josh McCown emotionally hints at retiring after Eagles lose on his belated playoffs debut

first_img Written By First Published: 6th January, 2020 15:30 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Emotional moment between Josh McCown and Zach Ertz ❤️(via @thecheckdown)— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 6, 2020 The Philadelphia Eagles crashed out of the National Football League (NFL) playoffs after losing 9-17 to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Wild Card round. While their elimination from the playoffs must have stung the Eagles, their game was an emotional night for long-time journeyman Josh McCown. McCown, 40, became the oldest quarterback to make his post-season debut. Although the Eagles lost, the game was still a huge moment for Eagles’ backup quarterback. Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | Antonio Brown Draws Common Thread Between Steelers, Raiders, Bills, Patriots, SaintsJosh McCown started the game on Sunday night (Monday IST) on the bench. But a head injury to Carson Wentz meant McCown was handed his playoffs debut. The 40-year-old completed 18 of his 24 pass attempts for 174 yards but failed to get his team into the end zone in an eventual loss for the Eagles. center_img Also Read | Wilson Leads Seahawks Past Eagles 17-9Watch: Josh McCown’s post-game press conference During the post-game press conference, an emotional Josh McCown admitted that he enjoyed a stellar career and gave it all in his 17-year career. The Eagles star is most likely to have played his last game in the NFL and expressed his gratitude to his wife and family for their support during all these years. McCown shared his thoughts on his playoffs debut, stating it was just fun to get out on the field for the special game.Also Read | Brady Exits NFL Playoffs With Loss, Uncertain FutureJosh McCown’s NFL careerJosh McCown is the only active player from the 2002 draft class. In his 17-year-career, he played for 12 sides in the NFL that includes the likes of Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles. McCown threw for 17,731 yards and registered 98 touchdowns and 82 interceptions over the course of his career. He went 23–53 (win-loss) as a starter. McCown announced his retirement back in June 2019 citing his desire to spend time with his family. However, he turned back on that decision in August that year to sign up for the Eagles. He played three games for the Eagles on course to their National Football Conference Eastern Division (NFC East) title-winning campaign. COMMENT Also Read | Eagles’ Ertz Guts Out Playoff Loss With Kidney, Rib Injuries Last Updated: 6th January, 2020 15:30 IST Josh McCown Emotionally Hints At Retiring After Eagles Lose On His Belated Playoffs Debut Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Josh McCown made his NFL playoff debut against the Seattle Seahawks. The 40-year-old got emotional after the game. “It was a heck of a ride. I left it all out there, I know that much.” – Josh McCown FOLLOW USlast_img read more