first_imgDead & Company guitarist John Mayer has been honored by Billboard with the “Legend of Live Award” at their Live Music Summit and Awards—formerly known as the “Billboard Touring Conference and Awards.” The ceremony took place at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday and Wednesday. The “Legend of Live” award is the Summit’s highest honor.Earlier today, Mayer took to his Instagram to share his thoughts on receiving the award, as well as the trophy’s awkwardly geometrical, non-photogenic shape.“Thank you Billboard for the honor of receiving the Legend of Live award,” he humbly shared in the post. “I’m posting this here to share it with all of you who have given me this incredible life as a touring musician. Sorry I’m a day late, but this award was nearly impossible to take a good photograph of. It has like 72 sides and took me over 950 photos to get right. (I ended up going with the first one I took.)”John also went on to hint that he has “more shows coming soon,” although he didn’t specify whether or not they would be under his solo banner or with his Dead & Company comrades for another summer. The popular Grateful Dead spinoff act will be heading back down to Riviera Maya, Mexico for their Playing in the Sand destination event come January, but that’s their only scheduled event as of right now.John Mayer was quite busy throughout much of last year where he returned to focusing on his solo career with a very successful Search for Everything World Tour that earned a reported $50 Million at venue box offices. Add that to what’s become his annual summer tradition of jamming around the country with his Dead & Co bandmates since 2015, and you’ve certainly got one of the hardest-working performers in the business—certainly a deserving recipient of such an award from Billboard.Mayer and his equally famous comic friend, Dave Chappelle, also announced on Wednesday that they’ll be throwing another end-of-the-year party for fans in Las Vegas with their “Controlled Danger” music and comedy show scheduled for December 30th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. [H/T Music Connection]last_img read more


first_imgSituated in the Monongahela National Forest in the north central West Virginia Highlands, Blackwater Canyon stands apart as one of the Mountain State’s best view points. Once used to haul lumber and coal through this sunning natural landscape, the Blackwater Canyon Trail is tailor-made for those seeking a sense if mountain solitude. In addition to expansive views of the West Virginia High Country and the Blackwater River below, be on the lookout for the endangered West Virginia flying squirrel, the Indiana bat, and the Cheat Mountain salamander. For directions to Blackwater Canyon here.[divider]More from Blueridgeoutdoors.com[/divider]last_img read more


first_imgSGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has awarded ISO certificates in ACI marinas for three areas of activity, namely ISO 9001: 2015 for the area of ​​quality management system; ISO 14001: 2015 for the area of ​​environmental management system and ISO 50001: 2011 for the area of ​​energy management systems.Thus, 22 ACI marinas, as part of the largest marina system in the Mediterranean, by meeting strict certification requirements, confirmed their focus on responsible business, responsible energy use and environmental protection, with the aim of improving the quality and safety of guest service, business processes and contributions. in promoting sustainable tourism in Croatia, point out the ACI marina.”I am extremely pleased with the fact that ACI has shown with this international certificate that it is a company that works intensively and will continue to work to raise the quality of business and that is aware of the need for environmental protection and efficient use of energy. Our efforts are aimed at bringing the quality and diversity of service in Croatian nautical tourism in general to the level of excellence so that Croatia is recognized as a destination for top nautical tourism. By continuous investments in the organization, facilities, human resources and environmental protection, we have a long-term impact on increasing quality and raising standards in marinas, but also with business partners and in the entire destination, which is reflected in a number of other tourism and industry.” said the President of the Management Board of ACI, Kristijan Pavićut, and added that this achievement is an additional confirmation that ACI is a leader in the segment of Croatian nautical tourism, but also an additional incentive to achieve excellence.   The director of the certification department of SGS Adriatic, Drago Goić, stated during the presentation of the certificate: “Certificates are awarded for a period of three years, and SGS is obliged to conduct an inspection every year in order to gather evidence of continuous improvement of the management system according to these standards. Boat satisfaction, environmental protection and energy efficiency are the basic goals of certified systems. ”last_img read more


first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has agreed to pay a $75 million penalty as part of a settlement agreement reached with the U.S. Justice Department over bribery investigation related to a 2007 drillship construction involving Petrobras and drilling contractor Pride.“[Samsung Heavy Industries] has agreed to pay total penalties of more than $75 million to resolve the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) arising out of a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Brazil,” the DOJ said last Friday.“Samsung Heavy Industries paid millions of dollars to a Brazilian intermediary, knowing that some of that money would be used to bribe high-level executives at Petrobras and obtain a lucrative shipbuilding contract,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia said that Samsung “caused millions of dollars in corrupt bribe payments to be paid to foreign officials to win business, upsetting what should have been a level playing field for other companies that followed the rules.”According to admissions by Samsung Heavy Industries, as shared by DOJ, beginning in 2007 and continuing until 2013, Samsung provided approximately $20 million in commission payments to a Brazilian intermediary, knowing that portions of the money would be paid as bribes to officials at oil company Petrobras.The bribes paid caused Samsung to secure improper business advantages, as Petrobras then entered into a drillship charter contract with Pride (now part of Valaris) to whom  Samsung Heavy Industries then sold the drillship for this contract.“Samsung Heavy Industries took actions in furtherance of the bribery conspiracy from its branch office located in the United States,” the DOJ said.Samsung and the DOJ also reached a three-year Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Upon successful completion, the DOJ will seek to dismiss the deferred charge, which relates to a drillship known as the “DS-5,” Samsung said. The rig in question, delivered in 2011, is now owned by Valaris, and is stacked without a contract in Spain.Commenting on the DOJ settlement Samsung Heavy CEO Joon Ou Nam said: “We deeply regret the company’s involvement in these events, which is contrary to our values and ethical standards,” “Many of the events described in our agreement happened more than a decade ago, and the individuals involved are no longer with the company. Over the past years, we have taken extensive steps, at our own initiative, to strengthen our anti-corruption compliance program to meet the highest standards of compliance and ethics.”last_img read more


first_img Tweet LocalNews Waitukubuli National Trail to hold stakeholders consultation today by: – April 7, 2011 Photo credit: Waitukubuli National Trail ProjectThe Waitukubuli National Trail through the Project Management Unit spearheaded by Mr. Eddison Henry will be undertaking a stakeholders conference from 9:00am at the Portmouth Credit Union Hall.Although the trail is operational and can be used there are several arreas which need to be addressed hence the conveying of the stakeholders consultation including the tourism, government, private and public sectors.Micheal Eugene, Project Officer of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project explains some of the issues which will form part of the consultation;“Essentially we see serious issues as we’ve  been developing the hardware……the issue of cost, maintenance and sustainability on the trial. How is the trail going to be maintained, who is going to meet these costs, how are the operational costs going to be covered? We see the issue of optimization and segmenting the trail, we have fourteen segments, can they all be developed for different purposes to serve different specific needs or do we just open it up for the adventure type? ”There are also issues of hygiene, communication, standards as well as food safety and the Project Managment Unit is hopeful that at the end of the consultation they would have several idea and solutions to these pertinent matters.Dominica Vibes News encourages all in the North of the island to attend this consultation and lend thier support to this great project which has the potential to bring tremendous revenue to our island.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 16 Views   no discussionslast_img read more


first_imgSoutheastern, IN—The National Weather Service says that rain is expected to start around noon as the system moves through the state.  Meteorologists at the Indianapolis office say that less than an inch of snow or ice is possible in southeastern Indiana but rain showers are more likely.As rain develops across southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio, it will continue overnight and may be heavy at times this evening. Rainfall totals of 1 to 1.25 inches my lead to flooding of area creeks and streams and low lying areas. A flash flood watch has been issued for Southeast IN, Northern KY, and portions of Southern Ohio this afternoon and tonight. Be extra careful where high water is typically an issue, and as always, do not attempt to navigate flooded roadways.last_img read more


first_img The Chilean said: “I think we have the best squad in England. “We bought four important players, we already had a very good team and with these four players I think we improved a lot. “We hope that from the first match against Newcastle at home we will start winning, and we will try to bring another trophy here.” The event also saw defender Pablo Zabaleta receive the club’s player of the year award for 2012-13 and the Argentinian also spoke of his confidence for the year ahead. He said: “I can guarantee to everyone that we have been working really hard in pre-season and we are very hungry for more trophies, and we aim to win something this season. “The atmosphere in the dressing room is great. We wish the new manager and all his staff the very best of luck for the future.” City finished runners-up to rivals Manchester United last season and suffered a shock loss to Wigan in the FA Cup final. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has emphasised his confidence for the new season by hailing his squad as the best in the Barclays Premier League. Pellegrini, who took charge at the Etihad Stadium this summer, has inherited a squad that has been bolstered by the signings of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic for a combined near-£90million cost. Pellegrini gave his opinions on stage during a question and answer session for fans at the club’s season launch party in Manchester city centre. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgGUWAHATI, July 27: Pari Singh of Maharashtra lifted double crown in the OIL – AITA Super Series Tennis Championship for boys and girls U-14 and 16 years which concluded at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex, Chachal today. In the girls U-14 singles Pari defeated Bhumika Tripathi, also from Maharashtra, in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. In the girls U-14 doubles final Pari partnering with Sweta Samanta of West Bengal beat Aarni Yellu and Malishka Kuramu of Telengana by virtue of walk over. In the boys U-14 singles final Ajay Singh of Haryana caused a major upset by defeating Top seed Aayush P Bhat of Karnataka 6-0, 6-2. In the girls U-16 doubles final Assam girls Kristi Boro partnering with Shatavisa Ghosh of West Bengal lifted the crown by defeating Saranya Gaware and Hrudaya Shah of Maharashtra in a gruelling three setter 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10 -8.Final Results: Girls Singles Under 14 Final: Pari Singh (MH) def Bhumika Tripathi (MH) 6-1, 6-1. Boys Singles Under 14 Final : Ajay Sing (HR) def Aayush P Bhat (KA) 6-0, 6-2. Girls Singles Under 16 Final: Saranya Gaware (MH) def Pari Singh (MH) 6-4, 6-1. Boys Singles Under 16 Final: Ayushman Arjeria (MP) def Faiz Nasyem (MH). 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Girls Doubles Under 14 Final: Pari Singh (MH) / Sweta Samanta (WB) def Aarni Yellu (TS) / Malishka Kuramu (TS). W/O.Boys Doubles Under 14 Final: Deep Munin (MP) / Aayush Bhat (KA) def Nithis Balaji (TN) / Kavin Karthik (TN). 6-1, 6-3. Boys Doubles Under 16 Final: Faiz Nasyem (MH) / Maanav Jain (KA) def Chetan Gadiyar (GJ) / Arjun Kundu (GJ) W/O. Girls Doubles Under 16 Final: Shatavisa Ghosh (WB) / Kristi Boro (AS) def Saranya Gaware (MH) / Hrudaya Shah (MH). 1-6, 7-6(4),10-8.last_img read more


first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Rode on team effort Assam made a good start in four-day Ranji Trophy tie and took command against Tripura at Agartala today. Invited to bat, Assam scored 268-4 at stumps on Day I. Both the openers scored half-centuries while captain Amit Sinha, who also scored a half-century, remained not out on 51 and the Riyan Parag (44) is giving him accompany.Openers Rishav Das and Parvez Aziz, who returned into the first class cricket after a gap of nearly three years, gave a good start in the morning and the duo added 159 runs on the opening wicket playing nearly 47th overs between them.But thereafter the innings witnessed a mini-collapse before Riyan and Amit repaired the damage with 91 runs partnership in the fifth wickets.Rishav scored 70, his sixth first class 50, with the help of 12 boundaries while Parvez, who missed century today for just 12 runs, hit 14 boundaries and one six on way to score 88. It was the 8th first class half-century for the left-hander.After losing the first wicket at 159 in form of Rishav the visitors suddenly lost three quick wickets adding only 18 runs. Sibsankar (1) Roy and Gakul Sharma (2), played good innings in the first match, failed to spend time on the wicket today. However captain Amit Sinha, pairing with Riyan Parag, stitched the damage nicely. The undefeated 5th wicket partnership produced 91 runs on the board and the duo played 28.2 overs together. Amit contributed 87 balls 51 (4X6), 1X6), his fifth half-century in first-class cricket. Riyan giving him accompany with individual score 40 (4X7).AK Sarkar (2-87) was the most successful bowler for Tripura on a day I. Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more


first_imgLondon: Pakistan fans have made their displeasure known on social media ever since the team’s poor show against arch-rivals India in their World Cup encounter in Manchester and a fresh video has surfaced wherein skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has been compared to a fat pig.Sarfaraz was walking in a mall in England with his son on his lap when a fan stopped him and asked why he was looking like a fat pig. The fan then posted the video on social media.This is not the first time when fans have crossed the line and gotten personal with the Pakistan players. In fact, photos of Shoaib Malik, his wife Sania Mirza and Wahab Riaz partying on the eve of the India-Pakistan game started doing the rounds soon after their loss to Virat Kohli and boys on June 16.In a game that was completely dominated by India, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir was the only bright spot as he returned figures of 3/47 from his 10 overs. And while the fans were not pleased and took to social media to ridicule the players, Amir had requested them to not use bad words even though they were free to criticise the players.Taking to Twitter, Amir wrote: “Pls dont use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need ur support (sic).”Shoaib Malik also added his bit on Twitter and wrote: “On behalf of all athletes I would like to request media and people to maintain respect levels in regards to our families, who should not be dragged into petty discussions at will. It’s not a nice thing to do.”Interestingly, the Pakistan Cricket Board had come out with a clarification that the photos of the players dining and partying till late on the eve of the high-voltage clash was actually not from the eve of the game.“The cricketers did not violate their curfew,” a PCB spokesperson told DawnNewsTV.“The videos and photographs that went viral (on social media) are from two days before the match. The day before the match against India, all the players were in their hotel rooms by curfew time.” IANS Also Read: Fan apologizes for derogatory personal remark on Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmedlast_img read more