AEG & Superfly Are Working On A New Festival In Colorado

first_imgColorado music fans may have a new exciting festival on the way, according to a report in the Denver Post. Promoters AEG and festival producers Superfly are currently in talks with city and state representatives to make this happen, with scouts eyeing two locations in Denver and a third potential spot in an “undisclosed Colorado city.”Superfly is perhaps best known for their work on Bonnaroo, curating super jams and other unique musical experiences for the fans to enjoy. With someone like AEG supporting the event, this new festival is certainly poised to become one of the biggest in the nation.AEG’s David Erlich cited Outside Lands as an example of their overall goal, something that ornately curates music, food, drink and more for a complete experience. Denver Parks and Recreation staff have already begun meeting with their counterparts in San Francisco to get a better understanding of how Outside Lands work, as well. If all goes to plan, this could be set up by 2018.Let’s hope this new festival happens for all of our Colorado music lovers![Photo from Firefly Music Festival]last_img read more

Bin Laden, One Year Later

first_img During the commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of the world’s most-wanted man, after a manhunt that lasted a decade and cost billions of dollars, brought to an end by the SEALs in Abbottabad, in Pakistan, some obscure points and uncertainties with regard to the future of international terrorism and the terrorist network that he led can now be seen more clearly. With the disclosure of part of the thousands of secret documents confiscated in his hiding place, the conclusion is that the once-powerful al-Qaida, capable of destabilizing international politics and shaking global economic markets, no longer exists, at least not in the form in which we came to know it through the mega-attacks that it sponsored in various parts of the world during the last decade. In these historical documents that have now entered the public domain, Osama bin Laden himself recognizes the fragility of the organization he created, with the need for decentralization and the increasing lack of trust in that organization by Muslims, due to the thousands of innocent victims who perished indiscriminately in its attacks, including Muslims. However, the most important discovery is certainly that, contrary to what many specialists believed, he was still active and posed an enormous risk to the Western democracies, since he was planning new mega-attacks, especially against U.S. targets. Today, al-Qaida is a fragmented and unstructured network, without the financial support it received previously, with several failed attempts and small-scale attacks, committed by “lone wolves” who sought publicity for the group for little more than the notoriety that also comes with it. In addition, due to the constant failures accumulated over the years, with a leadership lacking the same charisma and some of its old and experienced collaborators imprisoned or dead, it becomes difficult to convince people to die in a war already considered lost by many of the same extremists who promoted jihad in the recent past. Although it would not be wise to underestimate terrorism, the tendency is that the network created by Osama bin Laden still remains a regional threat with the rise of various cells of local sympathizers, especially in the Maghreb region, and that it can spread rapidly. Fortunately, however, it no longer constitutes a global threat, at least for the moment, insofar as security and defense technologies have evolved a great deal since 9/11, and the international community is more aware of the risks that international terrorism and its connections pose. Nevertheless, al-Qaida will always remain a myth in people’s imaginations, a synonym of extremist terror that scarred a decade, but that nowadays is part of a cycle that ended with the death of its chief and most charismatic leader and sponsor. André Luís Woloszyn is a strategic affairs analyst and consultant to international organizations on issues of terrorism and low- and medium-intensity conflicts By Dialogo May 07, 2012last_img read more

A Doctor Who-inspired toilet makes all your TARDIS dreams come true

first_imgA large undercover entertaining area greets you as walk through the carport of the home.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The Tardis toilet is undoubtably a key feature of the home and was built by the vendor last year.ATTENTION Whovians. If you’ve been looking for an other-dimensional toilet experience then this custom-built “Turdis” may just be what’s been missing from your life.Vendor Craig Heeks built the life-size TARDIS in his garage-turned-rumpus room late last year after looking for new ways to expand on his love for the British sci-fi television show.Fully tiled, the fictional time machine and spacecraft hides a toilet, single vanity unit and mirror inside its iconic phone booth style exterior. The ultimate mancave.It’s become a key selling point of Mr Heeks’ home at 3 Blackwood Cres, Morphett Vale which is on the market with a price guide $399,000 to $429,000. “We’ve lived here since 2003 but the TARDIS is fairly new. I only built it last year for no other reason than it seemed like a good idea,” he said.“Doctor Who is my obsession and, in a way, my relaxation from work.“I’ve been collecting and selling for a long time, not just Doctor Who but Star Wars and Planet of The Apes, and this space just kind of became my escape.” OUTSIDE: The home, at 3 Blackwood Cres, Morphett Vale, also comes with an inground swimming pool.Mr Heeks said his Doctor Who obsession started as a young child.“I grew up in the UK and we used to see the film crew move around all the time,” he said.“That’s what sparked my interest and I’ve been a mad fan ever since.”Despite having enjoyed many blissful moments in the TARDIS, Mr Heeks said it was unlikely he would built another one. FANTATIC CREATES DR WHO UNIVERSE IN WEST RYDE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDr Who fanatic creates shop00:51 “If I could take it to the new house, I would, but unfortunately that’s not possible,” he said.“I’ve been asked to build a second one for a friend, but I won’t do that. I want it to be unique; a one-of-a-kind.”Launched to the market barely a week ago, the property has been viewed close to 2000 times on realestate.com.au and also attracted 16 groups through the first open on the weekend.Listing agent Pete Fallon of Magain Real Estate said he hoped the unique feature would help sell the property for a premium price and well above the suburb’s median house price of $310,000. INSIDE: One of the main living spaces at 3 Blackwood Cres, Morphett Vale“It’s definitely one of the more unique properties I’ve sold and so far, it’s been going absolutely viral online and on my own facebook page,” Mr Fallon said.“Most of the buyers coming through have been Doctor Who fans and we even had the son of the original owner come through on the weekend. He’d love to buy it back but says he’d have to convince the wife first.”The property will be open this Sunday from 11am to 11.30am.last_img read more

Aztec dance angers Badgers

first_imgFrom the opening gun, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema knew he was in for a wild ride with the officials. There were a total of four personal foul penalties called against the teams in the first five minutes of play. “Opening kickoff, we were called for a personal foul which was a clean hit 100 percent, I would encourage my guy to do it every time,” said Bielema.Bielema made sure to make his feelings known to the officials. At halftime, Bielema made a beeline across the field to see the striped-shirted men. “I ran over at halftime because that set the tone for the half,” Bielema said.He noted that he believes his arguments were effective, pointing out that punt returner Zach Hampton received a helmet-to-helmet hit early in the game that went uncalled; but later in the game, following much ire from Bielema, SDSU was flagged for 15 yards for delivering a helmet-to-helmet hit on the senior. “I think it helped us out,” Bielema said. “I don’t think there was anything wrong with [arguing].”Aztec pow-wowPossibly contributing to the hot tempers and personal foul calls early in the game was a pre-game dance by much of the Aztec team at midfield. “I know this, they were fired up,” Bielema said. “I saw that little Aztec dance they had going on over there before the game got going. Our guys were just kind of looking, seeing what it was all about. I didn’t understand some of those gestures.”It was great to see the response [from our team],” he added. “I liked that, because we came in here and shut that down, crush their hopes,” linebacker DeAndre Levy said. “It motivates a lot of guys. We saw that and took our intensity up and our energy level up to the next level.”DeBausche has off gameWisconsin fans witnessed a very rare sight on Saturday: an off day from punter Ken DeBausche. The junior who is on the Ray Guy Award watch list for the nation’s best punter averaged 39.7 yards on six punts, a far cry from his 44.8-yard average from a year ago. “I did have a bad game, I thought,” DeBausche said, adding that he believed the wind, which was a steady 18 miles an hour at game time, was something of a factor in the punting game. “The wind was a little bit of a factor. I talked to the other punter after the game and he said it bothered him too, but there were punts that could’ve been a lot better.”There were a couple of punts that my drop was affected by the wind, but other than that I think I had an off day.”DeBausche refused to blame the weather conditions, pointing out that there were bad weather games last year where he was generally unaffected. “I am disappointed in the way I punted, I’m not going to blame it on the wind,” DeBausche stated. “I just need to improve some things and improve my drop. I’ll be fine.”Hill Low BlowThe Aztecs couldn’t slow down running back P.J. Hill at all Saturday. That is until they resorted to low blows, though only incidental.At the end of the third quarter Hill was writhing on the Camp Randall turf after a seemingly innocent two-yard carry. The play had men all around the stadium sending silent condolences to Hill, who was accidentally hit a little bit below the belt. “I saw him move all of his limbs, I saw two arms, two legs moving but then I could see that he was holding another part of his body … I encouraged him to stay down,” Bielema joked afterward. Hill returned to the game shortly and was in good spirits. “It did have an impact,” said a jovial Hill, who added that there were no lasting effects from the hit. “I’m feeling good, feeling normal.”last_img read more