Today, the estate of Roy Orbison announced that the beloved singer/songwriter will mount an extensive North American tour this year. “Wait,” you might ask, “You mean the Roy Orbison that’s been dead for like 30 years?” Yes, that Roy Orbison—in hologram form. Dubbed In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert — The Hologram Tour, the run will pair a holographic likeness of Orbison with “newly recorded, never-before-heard, digitally remastered arrangements of his classics” for a tech-assisted audiovisual trip down memory lane.The new 28-date North American tour follows the premiere of the BASE Hologram-crafted digital Orbison this past spring in Europe. The Roy Orbison hologram run will begin on October 1st at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theatre and make its way across the country before finishing out with a run of shows in Florida from November 16th–19th. The estate-sanctioned hologram show will also mount the first-ever hologram residency at Branson, Missouri’s Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in 2019.The issue of musicians’ estates producing holographic performances by dead artists has been debated for several years now—at least since the time a Tupac hologram popped up at Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s 2012 Coachella set and caused everyone to lose their collective shit. Since then, the idea of resurrecting dead icons for holographic performance has been a strange-but-real new space in live music production.This new development has been met with understandably uneven feedback. Some artists and artist estates seem to be jumping at the idea of the simulated performances. The Zappa Family Trust, for example, is in the process of producing a Frank Zappa hologram tour right now, with dates reportedly to be announced for late this year. Not everyone was happy with that decision, but it’s surely interesting enough to sell tickets to thousands of curious fans.Ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, drama arose surrounding the reported plan to use a Prince hologram during Justin Timberlake‘s Halftime Show, with many disgruntled fans pointing to an old interview in which Prince had called the concept of hologram jams with dead artists “demonic.” Justin didn’t end up using a Prince hologram, but rather a large projection (who knows whether that was always the plan or not?). The tribute garnered a lukewarm reception. While it was surely sincere and heartfelt, even Timberlake himself seemed unsure what Prince would have thought of it in a post-game interview with Jimmy Fallon.The whole incident further highlighted the precarious nature of the new hologram trend. Sure, it’s a cool concept, but is it right to communicate through the body and voice of an artistic icon if it’s not really their mind in control? Does that really matter? The hologram issue will likely remain a heated debate among music lovers for as long as it stays relevant—or at least until we’re all replaced by holograms and uploaded to the Cloud…or whatever.Until then, you can go watch the Roy Orbison hologram get its Princess Leia on this fall, or spend that time arguing with your friends about why you refuse to buy into the holo-hype. See a full list of dates below. For more info, or to grab tickets, head hereIn Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour 2018October 1 – Oakland, CA @ Fox TheatreOctober 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern TheaterOctober 6 – San Jose, CA @ City National CivicOctober 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumOctober 10 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumOctober 13 – Grand Forks, ND @ Chester Fritz AuditoriumOctober 16 – Denver, CO @ Paramount TheatreOctober 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst TheatreOctober 20 – Detroit, MI @ Fox TheatreOctober 21 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee TheatreOctober 23 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum TheatreOctober 24 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic TheatreOctober 26 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial CentreOctober 27 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon TheatreOctober 30 – Washington DC @ MGM National HarborNovember 1 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PACNovember 2 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie TheatreNovember 7 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center for the ArtsNovember 8 – Lynn, MA @ Lynn AuditoriumNovember 9 – Bensalem, PA @ Xcite Center @ Parx CasinoNovember 10 – Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center For The Performing ArtsNovember 12 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing CenterNovember 14 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert HallNovember 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox TheatreNovember 16 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney TheatreNovember 17 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallNovember 18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker PlayhouseNovember 19 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd HallView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has been confirmed as President Joe Biden’s treasury secretary in an overwhelming Senate vote. She is the first woman to hold the job in the 232-year history of the department. Yellen is a former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve and is expected to play a key role in gaining congressional approval of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The plan is running into stiff opposition from Republicans who believe the price tag is far too high. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the support for Yellen reflects “just how well suited she is to manage the economic challenges of our time.”
Thus, from April 1, the State Inspectorate will take over inspection supervision from the competence of the tourist inspection of the Ministry of Tourism, inspection supervision of unregistered catering activities, provision of catering services and tourism services from the competence of the Ministry of Finance and Customs Administration, sanitary inspection of the Ministry of Health. these two laws in order to harmonize with the provisions of the Law on the State Inspectorate. Today, the 143rd session of the Government adopted amendments to two tourism laws – on the hospitality industry and on the provision of services in tourism, which regulate that the State Inspectorate will take over the tasks of tourism inspection from the beginning of April. The proposed amendments to the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism and the Law on the Catering Activity were sent by the Government to the urgent parliamentary procedure.
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Sokratis and Koscielny are starters under Emery (Picture: Getty)‘Immediately two centre-backs. They need a bit of pace, they’ve never really had the pace.‘The guy who had pace was (Laurent) Koscielny, but he kind of lost his pace two, three seasons ago under Arsene Wenger.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It was through the injuries, it wasn’t the lad’s fault, but it was the reality of the injuries has caught up with him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal have had a bid for Tierney turned down (Picture: Getty)‘Then after that we had to go round about the houses to accept that (Shkodran) Mustafi didn’t fit in. Sokratis, in my opinion, is a strong defender, but he plays solo.‘And Arsenal under Unai Emery have to be a unit, they have to get the defensive structure right.‘(Nacho) Monreal has actually done okay for Arsenal considering what his limitations were. Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Saliba (Picture: Getty)‘He was a left-back, he was never a centre-back but he had to play there.‘That always told me the reality was that Arsenal’s big, big problems is centre-backs and they need two centre-backs in my opinion.‘A left-back like (Kieran) Tierney would be absolutely welcome, (Hector) Bellerin is probably still a bit away from fitness, we don’t have enough cover in there.’MORE: AC Milan to offer two players in swap for Lucas Torreira as Arsenal identify replacementMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Coral BarryWednesday 26 Jun 2019 10:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shares Emery is planning to sign one centre-back this summer (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal are in desperate need of new defenders and has urged Unai Emery to sign two centre-backs immediately.Arsenal are in talks to sign Ligue 1 centre-back William Saliba and are chasing Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.Unai Emery wants to bring in a centre-back, but Nicholas warned Emery he needs more than one.‘Two centre-backs, immediately,’ Nicholas told the Transfer Talk podcast.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Charlie Nicholas warns Arsenal boss Unai Emery he needs to sign two centre-backs immediately Advertisement Comment
February 06, 2019 Economy, Government That Works, Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for projects in three counties that will support property acquisition, construction, and purchase of equipment that businesses need to expand.“Providing businesses with access to capital is crucial in our goal to create the jobs that will move Pennsylvania’s economy forward,” Governor Wolf said. “The projects approved today are examples of our administration’s commitment to nurturing our commonwealth’s business climate and creating an environment in which companies can grow.”In 2018, PIDA approved more than $84 million in low-interest loans that resulted in $119,561,991 in private investment and supported the creation and retention of 4,316 full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total of $5.2 million in low-interest loans to projects in three counties.The following three loans were approved:Bucks CountyBlue Bus Holdings, LLC, a real estate company, was approved for a $2 million, 10-year loan at a 3.75 percent rate through the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation for the construction of a new 60,000-square-foot, multi-occupancy building in New Britain Township.Franklin CountyJamison B.M.P., LLC, a cold storage door manufacturer, was approved for a $1.8 million, 10-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 5-year reset through the Franklin County Area Development Corporation for the purchase of a newly-constructed 50,625-square-foot building in Washington Township. By acquiring the building, the company will be able to expand its door production and incorporate a showroom and training center for its employees. The project is expected to create 36 full-time jobs in the next three years.Luzerne CountyAmerican Paper Bag, LLC, a manufacturer of paper shopping bags and mailers, was approved for a $1.4 million, 10-year loan at a 3.75 percent rate for the purchase of machinery and equipment to be installed and utilized at the company’s manufacturing facility. The equipment includes two bag production machines and one flex printer. The new equipment will enable a new printing process so the company to offer its clients a unique variety of bag shapes and sizes with printing options on the exterior and interior of the bags. The project is expected to create 38 full-time jobs in three years.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals to Help Small Businesses Expand and Create Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
LifeSite News 4 January 2018Family First Comment: This is the perspective that isn’t being told – or listened to! “I’m the child of a stranger, who altruistically sold me, his biological daughter, to a family he would never meet. He signed away his rights to be a father to me, and my parents gladly bought the gift that would give them a child. They were ecstatically happy when my mother became pregnant, but no one considered how I would feel about the transaction that took place, how I would feel about having no right to a relationship with my biological father, no access to my paternal family, not even medical information. Now it is my turn to speak. I hate my conception.”My biological father sold his sperm when he was in medical school. He was told what a wonderful, altruistic act he was doing, and praised for being so generous to a poor, infertile family. He was also promised anonymity. My parents bought that sperm and a doctor used it to inseminate my mother. I’m the child of a stranger, who altruistically sold me, his biological daughter, to a family he would never meet. He signed away his rights to be a father to me, and my parents gladly bought the gift that would give them a child. They were ecstatically happy when my mother became pregnant, but no one considered how I would feel about the transaction that took place, how I would feel about having no right to a relationship with my biological father, no access to my paternal family, not even medical information. Now it is my turn to speak. I hate my conception.How can anyone sell a person? Sure, at that point it was just sperm, but it was sperm being sold with the intention of becoming a child. Why is it legal for a doctor to allow a child to be created with the purpose of being cut off from biological family to make the recipient parents happy? The process commodifies real human beings.I’ve been involved in the state foster care system for about two decades, a system which encourages keeping families together and tries to support keeping children with their blood relatives unless there is a severe safety issue. Children thrive best with their biological families, even when those families need extra help, something our government recognizes within the foster system. Unfortunately, I was born as the result of a profit-driven medical clinic selling parental rights without regard for what is best for the end product, the child produced.There aren’t any laws or even suggested best practices for my situation. Anonymous arrangements sell best, are least complicated, so here I am, the daughter of my mother and a stranger she hoped never to meet, being raised by a man who had enough money to purchase my existence. My birth certificate is false, listing the father who raised me, a man I’m not related to, not giving any indication that there was another party involved in my conception. It would have been completely legal for the parents who raised me never to tell me the truth, to lie to me about my origins and allow me to believe that I had accurate family medical history.We, the donor conceived, are being denied some pretty basic human rights. We are commodified, existing only because our biological parent was willing to sell genetic material in order to make someone else a parent. We aren’t given access to information about who our biological parent is, with clinics protecting the anonymity of their donors over the rights of the children produced. We are at the mercy of the adults who created us as to whether they even tell us that we aren’t biologically related to them. We are denied medical family histories, histories that might one day save our lives, as well as genealogical histories that would help us piece together our identities. We live in a time when it is possible to track down our missing families, if we know they are missing, but when donors have been promised anonymity our contact may not be welcome. It seems incredibly irresponsible on the part of the fertility industry to give any illusions to donors in this day and age that they might be able to maintain anonymity, perhaps even dishonest.Donor conception has caused this donor conceived person enough grief that I actively speak out against any donor conception to friends considering this route as a way to solve their own infertility grief. It doesn’t resolve the grief, but rather passes that pain on to the next generation by denying them access to their missing biological family. I would encourage people not to use any donor conception, but rather to open homes to parent the hundreds of children waiting in the foster system whose parental rights have been terminated or to find other ways to navigate through infertility grief.If donor conception must be allowed to continue to give parents the children they desire, then anonymous donation should be more carefully scrutinized and seen for the illusion that it is. There is no more anonymity with commercial DNA testing, and it should not be offered as an option either for donors or recipient parents. I can imagine it is only a matter of time before that matter ends up in a courtroom when someone like me finds a biological parent who was told they would never be found. There should be no states with laws allowing anonymous donors when the donors can be found.Furthermore, anonymity causes pain and identity confusion for the children produced. Medical records on the donors should be kept current and easily available for the lifetime of the child produced. Finally, birth certificates should be updated to keep up with reproductive technology. There should be space for both legal and biological parents on birth certificates, in order to be accurate and to allow donor conceived people to know their true origins. Australia, a country which is miles ahead of the US when it comes to rights of the donor conceived, provides a birth certificate with an asterisk, and the asterisk indicates that an addendum is on file, containing the full name of any donors involved in a person’s conception.READ MORE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/my-father-was-a-sperm-donor.-heres-why-i-hate-my-conceptionKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
HealthLifestyle New ovarian cancer test developed by: – October 16, 2014 Tweet Share 104 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Ovarian cancer can be difficult to identify accurately, the researchers saidA new test can help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery, claim scientists.It is designed to help diagnose different types and stages of ovarian cancer.The developers, in Belgium and the UK, said many women with cancer were not getting the right treatment.The charity Ovarian Cancer Action welcomed the test, saying early identification was “much-needed”.The test is designed to distinguish accurately between benign cysts and malignant tumours as well as identify how aggressive tumours are.It was developed by University of Leuven and Imperial College London scientists to help the patient get the right surgical treatment.Fertility“It’s very important to get the pre-operative diagnosis right,” said Prof Tom Bourne of Imperial College London.“If it isn’t right, the patient might have a more extensive operation than they need, for example having an ovary removed unnecessarily.”Prof Bourne told the BBC that ovary removal could be “a critical issue for young women in terms of fertility”.Awareness of the is key, says Ovarian Cancer Action chief executive Katherine TaylorThe test uses a combination of patient information, blood test results and ultrasound scans to predict the malignancy, type and stage of the cancer.The researchers used data from 3,506 patients in 10 European countries between 1999 and 2007 to develop the test.The team, reporting their findings in the British Medical Journal, then trialled the test with a further 2,403 patients between 2009 and 2012.Prof Bourne said their test was better than current practice in the UK.Survival rateOvarian cancer can be difficult to diagnose early, because symptoms such as bloating and abdominal pain can be put down to other common illnesses.It is the most aggressive gynaecological cancer, with only about 40% of patients still alive five years after being diagnosed, according to the research paper.One of the main factors in survival is how early the cancer is diagnosed. There is currently no screening available, so patients have to rely on seeing a doctor and being correctly diagnosed in time.Another important factor in the survival rate is whether surgery is carried out by a specialist surgeon, the researchers said.Many women were currently operated on by general surgeons, possibly because the true nature of the illness came to light only during surgery.‘Tailored treatment’Cancer charity Ovarian Cancer Action said the new test could be useful.“Anything that makes a diagnosis of ovarian cancer easier, earlier and quicker – like this tumour blood marker test – that gets women tailored treatment sooner, is very much needed,” said chief executive Katherine Taylor.If women were diagnosed in the early stages of ovarian cancer they had a 90% chance of surviving the next five years, but if the cancer was found at a later stage, the five-year survival rate reduced to 22%, she said.“Awareness of this disease among women and GPs is key,” she added. “Ovarian cancer is the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease, with over 7,000 cases diagnosed every year.”BBC News
RelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Joe Aribo vows to bounce back from injury Joe Aribo out of Super Eagles friendlies Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has listed Villarreal of Spain sensation, Samuel Chukwueze, and Rangers star, Joe Aribo, for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying ties against Benin Republic and Lesotho.The team’s captain, Ahmed Musa, also earned a recall after injury, just as midfielder Ramon Azeez was retained after seeing action in this month’s 1-1 draw with five-time world champions Brazil in Singapore.Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is called for the first time since the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this year summer – first choice Francis Uzoho is out for several months after his horrific injury against Brazil – and defender Kenneth Omeruo is also back, while there is another opportunity for midfielder Mikel Agu to flow back to the mainstream.France-based utility player Samuel Kalu returns after missing the prestige friendly against Brazil.England-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is on standby as a result of his injury and is being monitored.Nigeria, who won the bronze medals in Egypt, open their campaign for a place in Cameroon 2021 by welcoming the Squirrels of Benin Republic, who also featured in Egypt, to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on November 13 before flying to Maseru to play Lesotho’s Crocodiles on November 17, on Day Two of the qualifying series.23 EAGLES TO BATTLE BENIN REPUBLIC, LESOTHOGoalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France)Standby: Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England). Tags: Gernot RohrJoe Aribo
Press Association The decision by referee Kevin Friend provoked a storm of criticism after Brown appeared to win the ball and not even touch Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam. Sunderland confirmed they have lodged an intention to appeal against the decision with the Football Association and will send in a full appeal file before a deadline of 1pm on Tuesday. Sunderland have announced they will appeal against Wes Brown’s red card after the defender was sent off against Stoke at the weekend. A Sunderland spokeswoman told Press Association Sport: “We have lodged our intention to appeal against the decision.” Sunderland lost the match 2-0 and manager Gus Poyet demanded an apology from Premier League referees chief Mike Riley. Meanwhile, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believes Friend made a clear mistake. He told Sky Sports News: “I can keep this very short. We have to take it smack on the chin. The referee has lost concentration or not seen it. “It is not a red card, that’s all you can say. “Brown’s gone in hard but he’s entitled to do that. As a refereeing body you have to take that smack on the chin.” Meanwhile, FA sources have confirmed there will be no retrospective disciplinary action against Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney or Kevin Mirallas, who both escaped with bookings for incidents that many felt warranted red cards. Although the new rules brought in by FA chairman Greg Dyke took effect from this weekend which make it easier to take retrospective action, they only relate to cases where match officials did not see the incident. Rooney was booked by referee Neil Swarbrick for a kick at Cardiff’s Jordon Mutch, while Mirallas was cautioned for his high challenge on Suarez. An FA source said the officials in both cases had seen the incidents and made a judgement they warranted bookings rather than dismissals, and the FA is unable to ‘upgrade’ yellow cards to reds. Dyke announced the new rules after Chelsea’s Fernando Torres escaped action for scratching Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen. Although Torres was booked after the incident, that was for a trip rather than the scratching which followed, and which was unseen by the referee.