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.
February 15, 2002 Regular News Survey tracks corporate spending for outside counsel How will U.S. corporations adjust their spending on outside legal counsel in 2002? Will the recession rein in spending, or will economic factors be less of a concern, as businesses call on outside firms more to help navigate a changing regulatory landscape and rising litigation?It turns out that companies may be headed in both directions, according to a new survey on law department spending by National Economic Research Associates.In its first annual “Legal Leading Indicators” survey, NERA found that more than a third of the country’s largest corporations (38 percent) say they plan on decreasing spending for outside lawyers, although the decrease is not expected to be dramatic. The percentage of spending on outside counsel, as a share of overall spending, is expected to slip from 53.5 percent in 2001 to 51.6 percent in 2002. At the same time, 23 percent of companies surveyed projected an increase in outside law firm spending.Even the projected decrease is not across the board. For a few key specialties, notably labor and employment and regulation, the percentage of companies that anticipate increasing outside legal budgets was greater than those anticipating a decrease. The same pattern emerged for international work — more companies than not expect to increase spending for legal work outside the U.S.Staffing changes and changes in regulation are the most important factors influencing outside counsel spending next year, ahead of changes in the economy, and far more important than “threats of terrorism,” which was cited as an important factor by only two percent of companies surveyed.For some, staffing changes simply mean more in-house hiring, according to the NERA.“We will be bringing in higher-level, in-house talent,” said one respondent to the NERA study. “More in-house counsel,” echoed another, with “more focus and closer review of outside billings.”The survey suggests that this past year found many corporate law departments at a crossroads. When asked to compare current legal budgets with 2000, 48 percent of companies reported there had been an increase, while only 18 percent reported a decrease.Looking ahead to 2002, 39 percent anticipated that outside legal spending would decrease “somewhat” or “a lot,” while 38 percent said that their outside legal spending would remain flat in the coming year.The NERA survey was based on interviews with 302 firms with annual revenues of $500 million or more. Sixty-two percent reported sales of least $1 billion, and 62 percent of respondents identified themselves as chief counsel.NERA, an economic research firm and an affiliate of Marsh & McLennan, provides economic consulting services to both in-house legal departments, as well as many private law firms. Survey tracks corporate spending for outside counsel
He guided Missouri to 10 bowl appearances and his 118-73 record includes the most wins by a Tigers football coach. LSU football program faces ‘ongoing inquiry’ by NCAA “You keep battling it. I’m going to battle it,” Pinkel said. “I’ve got a very positive approach to it, and I’m around a lot of good people that are helping me. There’s a lot of people out there with a lot worse cancers than Gary Pinkel has, and so prayers to all of them.”Pinkel, who also served as head coach at Toledo from 1991-2000, landed with the Tigers in 2001 and remained with the team until he retired from coaching after the 2015 season. Former Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel is being treated for the recurrence of his cancer, he revealed Sunday during an interview on SportsZone.”I’m doing good. I had to get treatment again for the first time in four years. My cancer came out of remission, and so I had treatment last month. I’m doing fine,” Pinkel told KMIZ-TV. “With my type of lymphoma, you’ll never be healed. But that’s kind of why I retired when I did — I just wanted to not go back and regret working 85 hours a week, 35 weeks out of the year when I could be doing other things with my family and my eight grandkids.”Pinkel, 67, was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in May of 2015. He confirmed a year later that the cancer was in remission, but said it now requires more treatment, though he remains optimistic about tackling the disease once and for all. Related News Georgia kicks leading receiver Jeremiah Holloman off team after assault allegation
Sarajevo won against Partizan from Belgrade in the second friendly match in Antalya with the score of 1:0. Leon Benko scored the only goal in 89th minute.In the dynamic match, election players by Meho Kodro showed an attractive game.In the next part of the match BiH Cup winner played in a more concrete manner. Okic hitted the goal frame in 70th minute, while Rustemovic was imprecise four minutes later.However, after the shot from Radovac, Benko conducted one rebounded ball into the goal for the big win for BH team. It is important to recall that same rivals played friendly match last year. In that match, club from Serbia won.Of course, Sarajevo showed in the first two friendly matches in Turkey that it can count on the success in further BH Championship.(Source: klix.ba)