BUKU Music + Art Project 2018 Announces Phase 2 Lineup


first_imgBUKU Music + Art Project is an annual New Orleans celebration that hosts a number of big-name musical acts each year. In 2018, the festival will return to N’awlins on March 9th and 10th, taking over Mardi Gras World in downtown New Orleans. While the final phase of talent for the rest of the festival will be revealed after the new year, today, BUKU has announced its second phase of line up additions.Topping the new artists include Atlanta trip-hop trio Migos, in addition to some favorites such as Little Dragon, Bonobo, Jai Wolf, The Russ Liquid Test, Jay Electronica, and an exciting collaboration between Ganja White and Boogie T. These additions join previously announced acts such as Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, Sylvan Esso, and more. You can check out the full lineup thus far below, and snag tickets on BUKU’s website here.last_img read more

First-rate mobile apps mean more to consumers than in-person banking


first_img continue reading » Consumer inertia over leaving their primary financial institution continues to lessen. Evidence suggests the point at which significant numbers of people will abandon traditional banks and credit unions for fintech or other options may be closer than people in the industry think.In a survey of 2,027 consumers by payment card platform Marqeta, nearly half say they would consider switching their banking relationship to a digital-only provider. While that would be good news for two Europe-based challenger banks, N-26 and Monzo, that announced plans to enter the U.S. market, it’s a challenge for traditional financial institutions that already face stiff competition for deposits and consumer loans from direct banks like Ally Bank and Marcus by Goldman Sachs.Likely more worrisome for banks and credit unions, however, is the survey finding that almost half of U.S. consumers (46%) say they would consider using a banking service offered by Facebook, Google or Amazon if those big tech/ecommerce firms should decide to enter the market.Saying you’ll bank with Amazon, when it’s not currently possible, is one thing. Actually moving your primary transaction account out of a bank or credit union, if and when it does become possible, is another. The experience in the U.K., where many challenger banks operate, is informative. By one measure, 12% of U.K. consumers have switched their primary account to a digital-only institution — primary account being where a person’s salary is deposited. However, fintech observer Chris Skinner notes that even if you regard that percentage as low, it masks a trend in which consumers are using fintech banks for lifestyle spending while leaving a portion of their funds in their primary bank account to pay the bills. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cricket News ICC Women’s World T20: India crash out in semi-final against England, Australia trounce West Indies


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chasing 113 for a place in the final, England did not get off to an ideal start as they lost Tammy Beaumont in the second over and Danielle Wyatt in the fifth to Indian spinners, who dominated the powerplay.ALSO READ | MC Mary Kom assures India of silver in World Boxing ChampionshipHowever, Amy Ellen Jones and Natalie Sciver joined forces to first rebuild the innings and then bat India out of the game. Amy Jones (53 no, 47 balls) and Natalie Sciver (52 off 40 balls) added 92 runs for the unbroken third-wicket stand to finish the match in only 17.1 overs.Poor game sense of not reading the pitch also played its part as most of the Indian batswomen charged at the deliveries rather than playing deep inside the crease.India’s biggest hope skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (16 off 20 balls) hit a six but spinners Kirstie Gordon (2/20), Heather Knight (3/9) and Sophie Ecclestone (2/22) ran through middle and lower order with seven players failing to reach double figures. From 89/2, India lost eight wickets for just 23 runs as they were bowled out for a below-par score. ALSO READ | Kubica returns to F1 after horror crash which almost severed his arm India dropped the senior most player Mithali Raj from the squad, a move that will certainly be questioned. Mithali had been in great form in the World T20, scoring 56 and 51 against Pakistan and Ireland. However, in the game against Ireland, she suffered an injury and was rested for the game against Australia which India won by a convincing margin of 48 runs. England will no battle three-time champions Australia, who trounced the hosts and defending champions West Indies in the first semi-final. Dominant Southern StarsAfter a sluggish group stage in which they lost to India, Australia brought their A-game to the semi-final. Alyssa Healy, who was injured in the game against India and did not bowl, was the star in the batting. Healy and Meg Lanning shared a 51-run stand for the second wicket but Healy was unlucky to miss out on a fifty, with Afy Fletcher dismissing her for 46. Lanning’s stands with Ashleigh Gardner helped the team cross 100 and some lusty blows from Rachael Haynes helped Australia end on a competitive 142/5In response, West Indies had no response to the discipline of the Australian bowling. Barring Stephanie Taylor, no other West Indies batter reached double figures. Ellyse Perry, with 2/2 in two overs, once again proved to be the key player by dismissing the dangerous Deandra Dottin cheaply. Delissa Kimmince and Ashleigh Gardner also chipped in with two wickets while they got good support from Megan Schutt, Sophie Molineux and Georgia Wareham.England will be aiming to break their nine-year wait for the World T20 title while Australia will be attempting a record fourth title.  New Delhi: India’s dreams of winning ICC Women’s World T20 were shattered after batting collapse saw them crash to an eight-wicket defeat against England in the semi-finals. England will now meet Australia in the summit clash after the Southern Stars beat defending champions West Indies by 72 runs.last_img read more

Hop on a trolley and look at the Christmas lights in town!


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – If you haven’t cruised through town to view the decorated house, this week is your opportunity to catch Alpena’s light displays.You can hop on a trolley to view  light decorations for a few days beginning Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6PM. Families can hitch a ride at Alpena Community College – Park Arena, the Farmer’s Market behind City Hall, or the Old Ripley Street Station near Dollar Tree.There’s no need to schedule a trolley ride, the cost is only $1 dollar for adults and $.50 cents for children under the age of 13.DATES AND TIMESWednesday, December 19: 6PM – 9PMThursday, December 20: 6PM – 9PMFriday, December 21: 5PM – 9PMSaturday, December 22: 5PM – 9PMSunday, December 23: 5PM – 9PMContact Thunder Bay Transportation for questions or special request needs 989-354-2487.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Downtown Gingerbread Competition Brings Unique CreationsNext Lecture on Christmas Tree Ship comes to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuarylast_img read more