Come next weekend, the psychedelically inspired LEVITATION Festival will take over Austin, TX for three full days, April 29-May 1st, bringing artists like Brian Wilson, Flying Lotus, The Arcs, Ween and more! The festival has made an intriguing announcement today, sharing that the entire event will be live streamed using 360-degree technology for a virtual reality experience.The festival has partnered with a company called VRLIVE, allowing fans worldwide to enjoy the festival in a truly immersive technology. While the stream will be available for any device, a VR headset will create the most engaging experience, as you can literally watch the festival in all directions.Virtual reality is quickly rising to the forefront of music streaming technology. With the recent announcement that the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” shows in Santa Clara were captured in VR, and a recent Umphrey’s McGee show as well, it’s clear that these cutting-edge groups are on to something. If you try a VR headset, you’ll quickly understand why.Tickets for the 360-degree stream run only $20 and can be found here.
By Dialogo March 19, 2009 A demobilized guerrilla, whom the Colombian government demanded be released to act as “peace agent,” revealed the location in the center of the country of two mass graves containing 30 bodies of victims of the FARC, a judicial source reported. The two graves were located near the towns of Naranjales and San Juan de las Hermosas, in the central department of Tolima, to which forensic teams will be sent to identify the bodies. The areas where these common graves are located were revealed to a specialized inspector by Olivo Saldaña, a leader of the FARC who refused to return to the guerrillas after his arrest, and who offered to provide information in exchange for his release. The zone is located in a mountain region which is believed to be the refuge of Alfonso Cano, who assumed command last May of the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to a source. Saldaña said that “it is impossible to enter by land, because of the strength of Cano’s ring of security in that region,” an anonymous source reported. On March 5th the Colombian government announced the release of Saldaña, whose real name is Raúl Agudelo, and another guerrilla known as “Karina” (Elda Neyis Mosquera), to act as “peace agents,” without specifying their role in this matter. Saldaña, who was in command of the FARC troops for several years in the department of Tolima, is considered a “traitor” by this group.
Many credit unions are struggling to retain members and capture the wave of increased credit union membership the industry is experiencing despite paying out a record level of membership dividends, helping members affected by the government shut down earlier this year, maintaining lower rates and fees, and providing stellar member experience.5M new members joined credit unions Y/Y September 2017 to September 2018, but why aren’t consumers flocking to more credit unions in larger numbers? There are nearly 5,000 credit unions with assets of $500M or less, and some think these are the most vulnerable credit unions who may not survive to serve their membership. Year over year, credit unions with less than $50M in assets (58% of all U.S. credit unions) have reported negative membership growth, while the top 552 credit unions with assets above $500M have experienced strong membership growth. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Neymar said he “acted like a fool” following his red card against Marseille but called on football officials to do more to combat discrimination after accusing Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism.The Brazil forward was one of five players sent off after a mass brawl at the end of PSG’s 1-0 loss in Ligue 1 on Sunday, and later claimed Gonzalez had called him a “monkey” in a series of furious tweets.PSG have stood by the world’s most expensive player, saying the club “strongly supports” him, but Neymar conceded he would accept his punishment which is expected to be revealed by the French league’s disciplinary commission on Wednesday. “Should I have ignored it? I don’t know yet… Today, with a cool head, I say yes, but in due course, my companions and I asked the referees for help and we were ignored. “I accept my punishment because I should have followed the path of clean football. I hope, on the other hand, that the offender will also be punished.”Racism exists. It exists, but we have to stop it. No more. Enough!””The guy was a fool. I also acted like a fool for letting me get involved in that,” he added.Marseille defend Gonzalez PSG have lost their opening two games of the season for the first time since 1984/85, and face another spell without Neymar whose first two seasons in France were marred by injuries.They host Metz on Metz on Wednesday in what was originally scheduled to be their Ligue 1 season opener.Meanwhile, Marseille issued a statement of their own defending Gonzalez. He denied racism and accused Neymar of being a bad loser.”Alvaro Gonzalez is not racist. He has shown us that by his daily behaviour since joining the club, as his team-mates have already testified,” the statement read.The league’s disciplinary commission, which will decide the punishments, could investigate Neymar’s accusations against Gonzalez, who Marseille claim was spat on by Angel Di Maria.Marseille pledged to “fully cooperate” with any investigation and said the club would remain at the disposal of the commission.Any racist behaviour carries a maximum suspension of 10 matches. Spitting directed at another player can lead to a ban of up to six matches.Kurzawa meanwhile could be suspended for up to seven matches for violent conduct after aiming a punch at opposition full-back Amavi.Topics : “Yesterday I revolted. I was punished with red because I wanted to hit someone who offended me,” Neymar said in a lengthy Instagram post Monday.”I thought I could not leave without doing something because I realised that those in charge would not do anything, did not notice or ignored the fact.”Marseille player Alvaro Gonzalez allegedly said to Neymar:‘Shut up Monkey’Neymar turns to officials:‘Racism no?’#Neymar #PSG #Marseille #Brawl #Racism #Ligue1 pic.twitter.com/euEHLkpXOp— Daoud Nawaz (@DaoudNawaz) September 13, 2020Neymar was dismissed for slapping Gonzalez on the back of the head, with team-mates Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes also sent off, as well as Marseille’s Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi.”In our sport, aggressions, insults, swearing are part of the game, of the dispute. You can’t be affectionate. I understand this guy partly, all is part of the game, but racism and intolerance are unacceptable,” Neymar continued.