first_imgThe only reunion that matters! The glorious, @DestinysChild reunited at #BeyChella!(via Coachella/ GIPHY)— BET (@BET) April 15, 2018 With reunions, special guests, explosive debuts, and plenty of only-in-Indio moments, Coachella’s first weekend had festivalgoers and social media drunk in loveSteve BaltinGRAMMYs Apr 15, 2018 – 11:42 pm Looking at social media this weekend, all of the music talk centered around Beyoncé’s career-defining performance at Coachella on Saturday night. And rightuflly so.  Twitter #Beychella: Highlights From Coachella Weekend One beyonc%C3%A9-x-japan-mason-ramsey-more-coachella-2018-weekend-one yo @whethanmusic just brought out the yodel kid at coachella!!— paul.psd (@pauldonatelli) April 13, 2018 News She is amazing. I wanted to watch #Beyonce , but we are playing at the same time @coachella. @XJapanOfficial #Coachella— Yoshiki (@YoshikiOfficial) April 16, 2018For starters, there was the typical plethora of big-name guest stars. Just on night one, GRAMMY winner Kendrick Lamar made surprise appearances with both Vince Staples and SZA; Steve Aoki joined Alan Walker; and Carly Rae Jepsen played with Jack Antonoff and Bleachers. For her Sunday Coachella set, Cardi B brought out Chance The Rapper, G-Eazy and Kehlani for her reported $300,000 set.One-off collaborations like these are part of what make Coachella so unique according to Odesza’s Harrison Mills.”I think what’s cool about Coachella is because there are so many eyes on it, it can create collaborations you would never think of, like just celebrities in the crowd seeing acts they would never see otherwise cause their lives are so intense,” says Mills. Beyoncé, X Japan, Mason Ramsey & More: Coachella 2018 Weekend One #IG | Justin Bieber has now posted the photo on his Instagram.— Greta Van Fleet Updates (@GVFDaily) April 14, 2018center_img .@reddit : #Holograms return to #Coachella! #XJAPAN !!@Coachella— X Japan (@XJapanOfficial) April 16, 2018 Whether it was her precision opening that featured 100 dancers in perfect choreographed unison, the surprise appearances of husband Jay-Z and sister Solange, or the reunion with former Destiny’s Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, the combination of Queen Bey and Coachella proved uncontainable for pop culture. (And so did the hashtag #Beychella.)”This is a very important performance for me,” she told the crowd in between performances of “Sorry” and “Bow Down/I Been On.” “I’m happy to be back home on the stage tonight.”If Beyoncé — who made history as the first-ever black woman to headline Coachella — had given the exact same performance at another festival, say Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza or New Orleans Jazz Fest, would it have had the exact same impact? No, according to her fellow Coachella performers.”It’s few and far between where there’s a setting where there’s so much focus. Coachella is the epitome of that. The world is watching, so the artists really put the focus in,” says Odesza’s Clayton Knight. “It’s a cool thing to be part of and history in the making in a lot of ways. Whatever happens this weekend sets the tone for this year almost.”The Neighbourhood’s Zachary Abels concurs. “It feels a little different. There’s an aura around it,” said Abels while at the KROQ House. “You feel like you’re someplace special.”Outside of Beyoncé dominating this weekend’s headlines, per usual, Coachella offered an abundance of moments that stirred up social media. Proving Mills’ point, Justin Bieber posted a photo hanging out with up-and-coming rock stars Greta Van Fleet. Maybe the photo-op doesn’t represent a potential musical pairing per se, but given Bieber’s staggering 98.6 million followers and the photo’s 3 million-plus likes, it equated to tons of exposure for the Detroit rockers. And it happened at Coachella, of course. There’s no question the proximity to L.A., and the fact that the festival has become the epicenter of glitz and glamour in the music world for the two weekends, plays a big part in Coachella’s lofty status. It’s a chicken and egg question as to whether the celebrities have helped make Coachella or Coachella was so big already and that’s why artists like Madonna were willing to play it as far back as 2006.Coachella has transcended music to also become a major event for fashion. For an artist like X Japan’s Yoshiki, the marriage of music and fashion that takes place is part of what excited him to travel all the way around the world be one of the major rock acts on this year’s bill.Music Festival Essentials: 11 Must-Haves, From Apps To Packs & More”Coachella is not only one of the biggest festivals in the world, but very edgy [and] fashionable,” says Yoshiki. “I love the style, so we wanted to do something unusual. I’m heavily influenced by David Bowie, so fashion wise I wanted to do something exciting.” Email Facebook Speaking of exciting, X Japan’s set featured hologram technology that allowed them to feature late band members Hideto “Hide” Matsumoto and Taiji Sawada for a set that also garnered plenty of chatter.As for other weekend one highlights, David Byrne masterfully showcased Talking Heads’ classics like “Once In A Lifetime ” and ” Burning Down The House”; Chic and Nile Rodgers got funky with classics such as Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” — two songs Rodgers produced and co-wrote, respectively; Illenium, one of the top young electronic artists in music, incited thousands of festivalgoers to dance in frenzied joy; and Tyler, The Creator created a series of new worlds with every song — including “Boredom” and “911/Mr. Lonely” — to a stunning visual showcase that was as much live cinema as music. Then there was the “yodeling Walmart kid,” Mason Ramsey, who traded up his YouTube star status for a chance to perform alongside DJ  Whethan on Friday afternoon.With such a diverse lineup of talent — from the jazz of Kamasi Washington to the folk-pop of First Aid Kit and the plethora of dance music, including icons such as Jean-Michel Jarre — Coachella even turns the performing artists into fans.”Whatever happens this weekend sets the tone for this year almost.” — Odesza’s Clayton Knight”I went to see St. Vincent, saw Vince Staples bring out Kendrick, that was a really cool. Beyoncé [was] the thing to see … David Byrne, I’m a big fan of Talking Heads,” says English singer/songwriter Declan McKenna, who performed at his first Coachella.That is Coachella, where, as Odesza says, everybody has to up their game. And that was shown time and again this past weekend. For some, like Illenium, it is a coming-out party. For Haim, who performed in front of tens of thousands thanks to being the direct support for Beyoncé, it was the best night of their lives, according to Este Haim, who told a hilarious story about her unique experience being at Coachella for Prince back in 2008 with her close friend Kesha. Playing the main stage of what they called their “hometown festival” topped that, she told the audience.For so many artists, who live and attend shows in L.A., Coachella represents a major goal. “It’s a big thing growing up in L.A. — everybody wants to go to Coachella,” says Sage Chavis of the L.A.-based Regrettes.If weekend one is any indication, Coachella’s reputation as the most unique festival going in music looks to be secure.”It’s like no other festival I’ve ever been to,” says McKenna.(Steve Baltin has written about music for Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, MOJO, Chicago Tribune, AOL, LA Weekly, Philadelphia Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, and dozens more publications.)Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Random Toe-tally related stories ‘Yeti’ footprints seen by Indian Army raise ridiculous questions This might be the worst Bigfoot sighting video of all time 1 Yetis and UFOs and sea monsters, oh my! (pictures) Comment On Wednesday, the FBI Records Vault Twitter account brought our attention to an intriguing set of documents involving the agency’s role in a Bigfoot investigation in 1976 and 1977. The collection spans 22 pages of correspondence and newspaper clippings starting with a letter the FBI sent in response to Peter Byrne, director of The Bigfoot Information Center in Oregon. The New York Times profiled Byrne’s work in 1976. He’s a former professional hunter who took up the futile cause of trying to prove Bigfoot is real.fbihairsampleEnlarge ImageThe FBI examined this mysterious hair sample. FBI Byrne asked the FBI to analyze a sample consisting of “15 unidentified hairs and tissue.” Byrne wrote he thought the hairs “may be of importance.” The documents reveal a history of Bigfoot-related letters and memos leading up to the FBI Laboratory agreeing to examine the mystery hair. After a battery of tests and comparisons, the FBI reached a definite conclusion. It was no Bigfoot. The sample came from a creature in the deer family.This no doubt came as a disappointment to Byrne, who’s known for his book The Hunt for Bigfoot. Byrne remains a notable and controversial figure among Bigfoot aficionados. His persistence with the FBI back in the ’70s has gifted us a very entertaining FBI Vault file to enjoy, but we’re still waiting on some hard evidence that shows Bigfoot isn’t just a fantasy. Share your voice In the ’70s, G-men untangled a hairy case. Now you can comb through the archives and brush up on the details. Feargus Cooney/Getty Images Back in the days of bell bottoms, the FBI was willing to entertain the notion that Bigfoot, the mythical giant furry humanoid, might be more than a flight of fancy. The FBI Records Vault is an online Freedom of Information Act Library stocked with thousands of scanned documents covering fascinating and bizarre topics ranging from the Roswell UFO incident to a background investigation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Tags 13 Photos read more

first_imgTwo elderly people were killed when a truck hit them in Chamta bus stand area of Nandail upazila on Wednesday morning.The deceased are Sirajuddin, 75, of Atkapara village, and Tofazzal Hossain, 70, of Kutubpur village of the upazila.According to witnesses, a Kishoreganj-bound speeding truck ran over the victims on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj highway, killing them on the spot around 8:00am.Agitated locals blocked the highway protesting the incident.Later police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.last_img read more

first_imgTheatre veteran, actor and director Nadira Zaheer Babbar hits the capital stage with her entourage to recreate the era of 1950s. Actor Anup Soni and Juhi Babbar Soni would play the leading roles in the three plays set for the Capital’s stage from 18 to 20 July at Shri Ram Centre. Delve in the charms of 50s with these three plays, namely, Salaam 1950s ke naam, Begum Jaan and Yeh hai Mumbai Meri Jaan. Written and directed by Nadira Babbar, Salaam.. 1950s ke naam Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ will be staged on 18 July, to portrays Nadira’s undying love and immense admiration for the cinema of 1950s. Interlaced with ingredients such as   star-crossed lovers, revengeful thakurs and kabeelawalas (tribesmen), love triangles, family ties, sacrifice, shrewd and conniving villains and vamps, friends with hearts of gold, loyal munims, comedian’s love tracks, long-lost over dues and lovers separated by fate, dramatic reversals in love and convenient coincidences, this play  is a new tribute to the golden era of 1950s. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBegum Jaan, set for 19 July, is the story of a legendary classical singer of yesteryears. The play revolves around the interpersonal relationship amongst the three characters: the extremely witty old lady Begum Jaan, her grand daughter Zarina and Sanjay Pande, a journalist who comes into their lives.The play is a reflection of the changing face of India, from pre-independence days to its current state, through Begum Jaan’s narration of various events in her life. The last play in the series, Yeh hai Mumbai Meri Jaan will be staged on 20 July. It elaborates on the whimsical life in the tinsel town where every day hordes of people come flocking to the city achieve their dreams in life. Head over and witness the on-stage revival of 1950s.last_img read more

first_imgEpic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney has accused Google of being “irresponsible” for disclosing a major security flaw in the Fortnite Android Installer to the public eye before patch of this game was widely available. After the Fortnite installer went live, Google security engineers pointed out a security bug. This showed that installing the file (with .apk extension) shared by Epic Games, enabled the hackers to push malicious apps that could take over a user’s device. To make things even worse, the .apk file shared by Epic Games is the first step to follow while installing the Fortnite game. As mentioned in the Google thread, “Any app with the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission can substitute the APK immediately after the download is completed and the fingerprint is verified. This is easily done using a FileObserver. The Fortnite Installer will proceed to install the substituted (fake) APK”. Epic was quick to respond to this and took appropriate action to secure the newer Android devices from being vulnerable to the attacks. Additionally, Epic had asked Google for 90 days before making the security issue public as it would provide users with enough time to update the installers. However, last Friday, Google released a thread titled “Fortnite Installer downloads are vulnerable to hijacking” that talks about the vulnerability issues in the installer, clearly not granting Epic the requested 90 days. Google proceeded to “unrestrict the issue in line with Google’s standard disclosure practices”. Google spokesperson said that “User security is our top priority, and as part of our proactive monitoring for malware we identified a vulnerability in the Fortnite installer. We immediately notified Epic Games and they fixed the issue”. Epic games didn’t appreciate the move, and its CEO Tim Sweeney released a statement saying how “Epic genuinely appreciated Google’s effort to perform an in-depth security audit of Fortnite immediately following our release on Android, and share the results with Epic so we could speedily issue an update to fix the flaw they discovered. However, it was irresponsible of Google to publicly disclose the technical details of the flaw so quickly, while many installations had not yet been updated and were still vulnerable.” Sweeney also took to Twitter to express his disapproval regarding the situation. He even went ahead to say that this was Google’s attempt to “score cheap PR points” against Epic as they decided to release Fortnite via their own website instead of Google Play Store. This would have left Google out of the 30% cut it would’ve received with in-app purchases made on Fortnite Android. “Google’s security analysis efforts are appreciated and benefit the Android platform, however a company as powerful as Google should practice more responsible disclosure timing than this, and not endanger users in the course of its counter-PR efforts against Epic’s distribution of Fortnite outside of Google Play” as mentioned on the Fortnite blog. This is not the first time that Google has been criticized, Microsoft also accused it of disclosing its vulnerabilities before patches were made widely available. Now, whether this was really a PR move by Google against Epic cannot be verified. Epic games have now come out with a 2FA or two-factor authentication to “ help protect user accounts from unauthorized access by requiring them to enter an additional code when they sign in”. Read Next Google’s incognito location tracking scandal could be the first real test of GDPR 1k+ Google employees frustrated with continued betrayal, protest against Censored Search engine project for China Google gives Artificial Intelligence full control over cooling its data centerslast_img read more

first_img Share MISSISSAUGA — TICO has charged Derrell Caprietta with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered, contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002.Caprietta operated in Toronto. His first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at 60 Queen St., Toronto.TICO administers the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund. It can be contacted at (905) 624-6241 or 1-888-451-TICO, or via email at Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Toronto ‘agent’ charged with operating without registration Tags: OTICF, TICOcenter_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted bylast_img read more