The Floozies And Cherub Announce Co-Headlining Winter 2017 Tour

first_imgBeloved electrofunk groups The Floozies and Cherub will be joining forces for a major tour in 2017! Dubbed “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets” tour, the two groups will travel across the country from February 7th through March 3rd, hitting venues in the Midwest and all along the East Coast. The 19 date affair is sure to keep fans dancing well into the night, as both bands always bring the boogie!The bands will be supported by Probcause for the first half of the tour, and Freddy Todd for the second half. You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to The Floozies’ or Cherub’s websites for details.last_img read more

Time’s Gibbs on demand for ‘responsible, authoritative reporting’

first_imgAmid news of Time Warner possibly selling off most of its print magazines, Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, told the Shorenstein Center that she is “enormously optimistic” about the future the journalism industry as a whole.Gibbs began by looking back at Time‘s history, with its founders inventing “curation and aggregation” of the news. But “Time was never just about the news,” she said, “the richness and depth of reporting was extraordinary.” Yet throughout its years of many permutations, there have been multiple stories written about how Time would not be able to survive, as the arrival of cable news, the Internet, and the 24-hour news cycle seemed to threaten its existence. “I’m not a sentimentalist about print,” Gibbs stated, “I am an extreme disciple of storytelling,” and Time‘s ability to gather information “about things that matter” and to put those stories “into sharable form” has kept it relevant.“I don’t particularly think people care what we think – I think they care what we can find out,” Gibbs stated, and Alex Jones, Shorenstein Center director, challenged her statement by arguing, “I subscribe to that; I’m not so sure that’s the premise upon which these institutions are moving forward, though.” Gibbs responded that “anyone can have an opinion, those are cheap.…Finding things out is an expensive operation.” An opinion is an “easier project to manufacture,” but quality information gathering is something only a respected institution can do with trained professionals, she said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Only 70 flights of 79,000 prior to pandemic now operating in Indonesia: Sri Mulyani

first_imgThe COVID-19 pandemic has hit Indonesia’s aviation industry hard as domestic and international flight numbers have dropped significantly amid social restrictions and a slump in foreign tourist arrivals.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said only 70 flights are still operating of a total of around 79,000 before the virus outbreak.“All the airlines are currently under immense pressure,” Sri Mulyani told House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing financial affairs in a virtual meeting on Monday. “The airline industry lost income of Rp 207 billion [US$13.65 million] between January and February alone.” She said 240,000 flights were canceled globally between Jan. 23 and Feb. 18, adding that 12,703 domestic and international flights in the country were canceled in the January-February period.The global airline industry is expected to lose up to $314 billion because of the pandemic, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as people choose to stay at home.Read also: Explainer: What’s allowed and what’s not in Indonesia’s ‘mudik’ banStatistics Indonesia (BPS) data showed on Monday that domestic passenger traffic dropped 24 percent in March from the corresponding period last year.This was the fewest foreign tourist arrivals since February 2009 as the coronavirus pandemic led to a slump in travel demand in March.There were 470,900 foreign visitors in March, down 64.11 percent from the same month last year, with tourist numbers from both China and Hong Kong falling more than 96 percent.Foreign arrivals have continued to decline since January, with 1.27 million arrivals in that month, and only 864,000 tourist arrivals in February.Topics :last_img read more

How to Prepare Your Pet in Case of an Emergency

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWith Hurricane Florence currently taking over the south Dr. Jill reminds pet owners to be prepared in any kind of natural disaster. Dr. Jill said having an emergency kit also plays a major role.One procedure to think about is having your pet micro-chipped just in case you become separated. Other materials you should place your important belongings includes: waste clean up supplies, medical and vaccination records, and updated contact information.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Elementary students get the hands-on experience at Alpena Wildlife SanctuaryNext Local Couple Prepares to Take on Hurricane Florencelast_img read more