A Few Beach Boys Tickets Still Available

first_imgA few seats remain for each performance of the Beach Boys on the Ocean City Music Pier on Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 24 and 25) after production holds were released on Friday.The Ocean City Music Pier box office opens Sunday morning at 9 a.m.Update from the promoter on late Sunday afternoon: “Beach Boys On Monday only few seats remain mostly single seats. Tuesday a few extra options but both nights and all four shows are on the verge of being sold out.”There are two performances each night: 6 and 8.30 p.m.The four shows had been sold out.The Ocean City Music Pier is on the boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth Streets in Ocean City, NJ.Tickets purchased at the Music Pier Box Office are $59.50 by cash or check only.__________To purchase tickets: Go to the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office.__________This tour features original member Mike Love and contributing member Bruce Johnston, along with a new band, performing Beach Boys hits.Reviews from the current tour suggest the Beach Boys catalog stands the test of time, and that the new members of the band perhaps outshine even the 74-year-old Love. Read more from Dallas: Even without original band, Beach Boys music powerful._________GET THE DAILY: Sign up for our free Ocean City news updates.last_img read more

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Frances crowned Great British Bake Off winner

first_imgFrances Quinn has won the fourth series of The Great British Bake Off.Beating Ruby Tandoh and Kimberley Wilson in last night’s final (22 October) with her Showstopper Bake, a three-tiered wedding cake inspired by Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Quinn said she never “truly believed” she would win the show.Quinn, who studied textile design at Nottingham Trent, was praised by both Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood for her flavours and style.On the show, Berry said: “Frances has great attention to detail and her bakes improved each week. We are very proud of her.”Hollywood added: “Frances is a deserved winner. When it came to the Showstopper, she beat the other two hands down. She not only gave us the style, but she gave us the substance too.”Earlier in the show, Quinn was praised for her rainbow savoury picnic pie, but was later placed third in the Technical Challenge: sweet and savoury pretzels.Challenged with producing a wedding cake in six hours, the three tiers in Quinn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream version contained carrot cake filled with pistachio and apricot, Victoria lemon sponge and ginger and rhubarb for the base.This year’s final averaged 8.4m viewers, peaking at 9.1m.Look out for our interview with Frances Quinn online later today.Read what our professional bakers thought here.last_img read more

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Macphie names new head of operations

first_imgIngredients supplier Macphie has appointed Stuart Harrington as its new head of operations.Harrington joined the business last month from drinks company Diageo, where he held the title distillery manager of Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.He undertook a bachelor of science in brewing & distillery at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh from 2006-2010 and worked for Diageo for eight years in several managerial positions.“Macphie has a great reputation and is achieving fantastic things,” Harrington said. “Having worked in a production environment for a number of years, I’m looking forward to a new challenge in the food industry.”Macphie operations director Neil Freckingham said Harrington’s operational experience and expertise would be invaluable as the company moves forward with its ambitious plans for the future.“Harrington joins us at an exciting time, as the recent £2 million investment into our equipment and technology positions us to build on our sustainable profitable growth.”Macphie won the Bakery Manufacturer of the Year award at last year’s Baking Industry Awards held at Hilton Park Lane, London.last_img read more

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Everything You Need To Know About Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018

first_imgThe fourth annual Brooklyn Comes Alive is coming up this weekend! With over 50 artists slated to perform 15+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Comes Alive is primed to take over the borough with a roster of incredible talent. On September 29th, attendees will be granted in-and-out access to three music venues—Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade —all within a 5-minute walking radius, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, this unique event puts the focus on the artists, bringing over 50 musicians together to see their passion projects come to life, honor their musical heroes, and improvise with their friends and peers. Similar to a fantasy sports league, these musicians are paired in dream scenarios that have rarely been experienced before. With various tribute sets, one-off supergroup formations, and debut band performances, the event pushes the boundaries of a traditional music festival model and creates an unprecedented experience, for artists and fans alike. The third year is positioned to be the best yet, so don’t miss out! Here’s everything you need to know…TicketsPurchasing a ticket to Brooklyn Comes Alive gets you a wristband that allows access to three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade. Wristband-holders can come-and-go from all three venues throughout the event, which will have non-stop music from the time the venue opens until it closes.The main box office and check-in hub will be located in the Williamsburg Hotel (one block away from Brooklyn Bowl), in the lower level bar area. You will be able to pick up your wristband here any time between 2:00 PM and midnight. Please bring your ticket–either printed out or a digital copy–to the venue, where it will be exchanged for a Brooklyn Comes Alive wristband. You will only need to do this once, giving you access to all three venues for the duration of the day. GA and VIP tickets will also be available for purchase at this location day of show, pending availability.For those late to the party, Brooklyn Bowl will be offering discounted “After Midnight” tickets for entry to Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince, starting at 12:00 am on the dot. These can be purchased ahead of time or at Brooklyn Bowl doors, while supplies last.VIP tickets include VIP access to all three venues, including our “Artists Lounge” at Brooklyn Bowl featuring a private cash bar and private servers for ordering food, VIP access at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade, expedited entry, and an exclusive, limited edition poster. VIP wristbands and posters can be picked up at the Williamsburg Hotel.GA and VIP tickets can be purchased here.VenuesWilliamsburg Hotel Box Office (96 Wythe Ave): Open 2 PM – 12 AMRough Trade (64 N 9th St): Doors open at 2:30 PM; Music goes from 3:30 PM – 12:30 AMMusic Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St): Doors open at 3:15 PM; Music goes from 4:15 PM – 3:45 AMBrooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave): Doors open at 4:00 PM; Music goes from 5:00 PM – 2:30 AMNote: Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade are 18+ venues, while Brooklyn Bowl is strictly 21+. If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you are welcome to purchase a ticket, however you will not be allowed access to Brooklyn Bowl.MusicCheck out the schedule below, and continue to read for a full breakdown of all of the artists and sets featured at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive.Full List Of Artists At Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018:George Porter Jr. (The Meters)Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)Adam Deitch (Lettuce)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!)Robert Walter (Greyboy All-Stars, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Mike Gordon)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Skerik (Garage A Trois)Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit)Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (Lettuce)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz)Nigel Hall (Lettuce)Shira Elias (Turkuaz)Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Erick “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce)Wil BladesJoey Porter (The Motet)Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven)Brandon “Taz” NiederauerJohnny VidacovichLyle Divinsky (The Motet)Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento Band)Rob Compa (Dopapod)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Dave Watts (The Motet)Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights Live Band, Dumpstaphunk)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Khris Royal (Rebelution)Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone)Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)Dave Harrington (Darkside, Dave Harrington’s Merry Pranksters)Sammi Garett (Turkuaz)Chuck Jones (Dopapod)Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy)Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Casey Russell (The Magic Beans)Tyler CoomesAdam November (Karina Rykman Experiment)Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia)Chris Corsico (Karina Rykman Experiment)Joel GonzalézMaurice Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Comedians:Brett Siddell (SiriusXM, Wokes With Jokes)Walker Berry (Wokes With Jokes)Ariella Wallen (Wokes With Jokes)Pamela Mahler (Wokes With Jokes)Richie Alfson (Wokes With Jokes)Hosted By:Ari Fink (SiriusXM)Purple Party: A Tribute To PrinceAfter an instant-classic, sold-out late-night performance in New Orleans during this year’s Jazz Fest, the Purple Party will come together once again to pay their respects to the one and only Prince at Brooklyn Comes Alive. The band is an embarrassment of riches, with an all-star cast of incredible funk players across the board. The sensational former Prince bassist MonoNeon will join forces with Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Ryan Jalbert and Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Shira Elias and Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Chris Bullock and Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Will Trask (Great American Taxi), and Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia). Casey Russell (the Magic Beans) will play keys and act as musical director.As with previous all-star tribute shows at Brooklyn Comes Alive, you never know who might show up as a special guest…Cory Henry / Nikki Glaspie / Scott Metzger / MonoNeon / SkerikBCA veterans Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note) and Skerik will join the ultra-talented keyboardist Cory Henry (formerly of Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles) for his debut performance at the festival, making for an unforgettable quintet.George Porter Jr. / Brandon “Taz” Niederauer / Adam Smirnoff / Jeff Sipe / Peter Levin / Elise Testone: In Honor Of Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, & Those We’ve Lost This special performance will see an all-star cast of musicians come together to pay their respects to guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederuar‘s three mentors-Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman-all of whom passed away last year. Joining Taz will be GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the iconic bassist George Porter Jr. (The Meters), guitarist Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Jeff Sipe, the founding drummer in Aquarium Rescue Unit with Col. Bruce Hampton, keys/organ player Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band) and vocalist Elise Testone (American Idol, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band).Marc Brownstein / Borahm Lee / Alvin Ford Jr. / Khris RoyalMarc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits) will join forces with Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live), Alvin Ford Jr. (Dumpstaphunk, Pretty Lights Live) and Khris Royal (Rebelution) for a unique mixture of electronic music and New Orleans funk. Brownstein & Lee are BCA veterans, having played the event several times, including as part of [B]reaking [B]iscuits, one of BCA’s most celebrated ensembles to date.A Tribute To Steely Dan With Members Of The Motet, Turkuaz, The Nth Power, Snarky Puppy, & MoreA Tribute To Steely Dan will round out BCA’s tribute series, with Joey Porter (The Motet) serving as musical director. Porter will be joined by: Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates) and Sammi Garett (Turkuaz) for a respectful tribute to the innovative musicians and songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.Johnny Vidacovich / Robert Walter / Eric “Benny” BloomA special one-off Jazz trio performance by New Orleans jazz drumming legend, Johnny Vidacovich, accomplished keyboardist Robert Walter (Greyboy-Allstars, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Mike Gordon), and the ultra-talented trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce).Adam Deitch QuartetCelebrated Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch will give a rare performance with his quartet – Adam Deitch Quartet – this year, joined by Wil Blades and Lettuce bandmates Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom. 2017 saw the ensemble’s first record, Egyptian Secrets, and there have only been a select few performances since the release.Karina Rykman Experiment featuring special guests Robert Walter & Dave HarringtonShe is best known for her touring chops in Marco Benevento’s band, but bassist Karina Rykman recently debuted her own band and she’s bringing a special rendition to BCA 2018. Karina Rykman Experiment will see Rykman and her band – featuring Adam November and Chris Corsico – joined by renowned keys and organ player Robert Walter and improvisational wizard, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Dave HarringtonSwitch HittersEarlier this year, a brand new band comprised of Wil Blades, Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note) and Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note) made its debut at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, followed by a much-talked-about late night at Jazz Fest. Now the Switch Hitters will make their East Coast debut at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018.Baby Jesus Peasant PartyThe beloved Jazz Fest late night brainchild of Lettuce bassist Eric “Jesus” Coomes will make its Brooklyn debut this year. Baby Jesus Peasant Party sees Jesus play alongside his drumming and producing brother Tyler Coomes, Borham Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live), Ryan Zodis (Lettuce) and Khris Royal (Rebelution).Carubba Compa WindermanA blast from the past comes courtesy of Carubba Compa Winderman, the original trio lineup of Dopapod. Back in their days at Berklee College of Music, keyboardist Eli Winderman founded Dopapod with his fellow classmates, drummer Michelangelo Carubba, and guitarist Rob Compa. Carubba is now known for his chops in the live powerhouse ensemble Turkuaz, but after reuniting with Compa & Winderman earlier this year for a set in Philadelphia, BCA 2018 provides another special opportunity for the original trio to reunite.Shira Elias’ Soul TracksShira Elias (Turkuaz) will lead her own time machine set, Shira Elias’ Soul Tracks, which will see the singer perform soul music from across eras encompassing everything from Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, to Erykah Badu and Hiatus Kaiyote. She will be joined by Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone Band) and Joél Gonzalez.KatharsisIn 2017, members of The Motet, Electric Beethoven, Dopapod, and Digital Tape Machine debuted a new side project, Katharsis, and they’re bringing their brand of psychedelic funk to BCA 2018. Katharsis is Dave Watts (The Motet), Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven), Chuck Jones (Dopapod) and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine).Wokes With Jokes: Stand-Up Comedy About The Jamband SceneFor the first time ever, BCA will also present a comedy set alongside their usual musical programming. Wokes With Jokes: Stand-Up Comedy About The Jamband Scene emerged in 2017 during Phish’s New Years run, followed by successful shows based around multi-night runs with Umphrey’s McGee & The Disco Biscuits. The comedy troupe – comprised of Brett Siddell, Walker Berry, Ariella Wallen, Pamela Mahler and MC Richie Alfson – will be making their BCA debut this year.Jam Cruise Presents… A Very Special Late Night In The JAM ROOMA staple of the beloved festival-at-sea, Jam Cruise will bring their beloved Jam Room to land for the first time ever at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018. The Jam Room gives artists the chance to collaborate in an open and relaxed atmosphere. Three hosts – George Porter Jr., Craig Brodhead, and Karina Rykman – will curate the special extended late-night jam sessions, for the first-ever land-edition of this fan and artist favorite.Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.last_img read more

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The Festy Line Up

first_img2012 tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 16thThe three thousand or so music fans who packed the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville on Saturday night for Blue Ridge Mountain Sports’ 40th birthday party – which featured music from Sarah White, Sons of Bills, and The Infamous Stringdusters – got a bit of an extra treat:  the initial line up announcement for The Festy Experience, the hottest new festival in the Southeast.Hosted by The Infamous Stringdusters, and taking place on the grounds of The Devil’s Backbone Brewery in Nelson County, Virginia, The Festy offers festivarians a nexus of killer music, outdoor sport and lifestyle, hetty organic eats, and great beer.Joining the ‘Dusters this year for the festivities will be:Leftover SalmonTrampled By TurtlesKeller & The KeelsRubblebucketNicki Bluhm & The GramblersElephant RevivalWhitehorseSarah SiskindTony Trischka’s TerritoryThe Steel WheelsJosh Panda & The Hot DamnedDella MaeMargaret GlaspyCarl AndersonMore bands will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.  From this initial offering, though, it is readily apparent that The Festy is not a musical experience to be missed.  Tickets for the festival, which takes place between October 5th and 7th this year, go on sale Wednesday, May 16th.  Surf over to www.thefesty.com for ticket buying information!Click here for the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Festival Guide!last_img read more

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Amtrak Upgrading East River Tunnel Repair Plans

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Amtrak is rolling out a plan to improve conditions in its century-old East River Tunnels that have caused delays for Long Island Rail Road trains recently, repeatedly snarling rush hour for commuters.The plan involves overhauling the existing track inspection program, implementing a new fix-it-first policy that will prioritize upgrading the aging infrastructure before it breaks down and replacing old “jointed rail” segments prone to failure—a type of track blamed for last week’s tunnel snafu.“These tunnels are the weakest link in the commute of hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders, and by bringing them up to a state of good repair we’ll reduce the frequency of the maddening delays, reroutes and cancellations that currently happen far too often,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said.Schumer, who met with Amtrak Board of Directors Chairman Anthony Coscia to discuss the issues, said the goal is to improve the tunnels’ state over the next three to five years, allowing for more reliable service in and out of Penn Station.The plan was unveiled was Amtrak is in the middle of a four-year-long track replacement and drainage system upgrade project in the four tunnels. That project is advancing simultaneously with the East Side Access project that is expected to bring LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal beginning in 2019.Schumer is also urging that New York State Sen. Chuck Fuschillo (R-Merrick), chairman of the transportation committee, be appointed to Amtrak’s Board of Directors to look out for the interests of Long Islanders.“We look forward to working together with [Schumer] to assist in the continued advancement of these plans which will ultimately improve the overall reliability of our respective operations at the nation’s largest transit hub,” Amtrak said.last_img read more

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31 credit unions fined total of $12,820 for 3Q late-filing

first_imgThirty-one federally insured credit unions will be subject to civil money penalties for filing late third-quarter 2014 call reports, the National Credit Union Administration announced Thursday. Those 31 have consented to pay a total of $12,820, according to the NCUA.Individual penalties range from $138 to $1,878, with a median penalty of $176. Those funds are sent to the U.S. Treasury by the NCUA, as mandated in the Federal Credit Union Act.Assessment of penalties primarily depends on the credit union’s asset size, its recent call report filing history and the length of the delay. According to the NCUA, one of the credit unions assessed penalties had been late in a previous quarter.Of the 31 credit unions paying penalties in the third quarter, 19 had assets of less than $10 million; seven had assets between $10 million and $50 million; and five had assets between $50 million and $250 million. No credit unions with assets greater than $250 million filed late in the third quarter. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Nussle op-ed: August is time for powerful credit union advocacy

first_img 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While members of Congress won’t be around Washington, D.C., much during the annual August recess, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle told credit union stakeholders Monday that advocacy doesn’t take a month off.In an op-ed appearing in CUInsight, Nussle encouraged the credit union system to stay engaged with lawmakers and take time to point out the credit union difference in their home districts.“Five hundred and thirty-five members of Congress are opening up their district offices, holding town hall meetings and other events for constituents,” Nussle wrote. “Here’s a chance to meet with them face to face at home. I hope you’ll invite these elected representatives of ours to visit your credit union, meet your employees and see the credit union difference come to life through people helping people.”Nussle noted that during his time in Congress (representing Iowa’s 2nd District from 1991 to 2003 and Iowa’s 1st District from 2003 to 2007), hearing from his constituents at home helped him better represent them upon returning to Capitol Hill. continue reading »last_img read more

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TasteAtlas – the world’s first local food atlas that will be a “game changer” in tourism?

first_imgStudying the whole platform, the classic entrepreneurial question spins in my head: How to make a profit, ie which business model is it?As Sven from TasteAtlas points out, the target group is local, autochthonous and traditional gastronomy, ie promoting it. “Restaurants can be involved to highlight their outlets in terms of preparing or offering such food, while from other organizations, such as tourist boards or chambers of commerce, we are happy to listen to and receive advice and recommendations on what else to include from local food and beverage offerings.”Consistent with today’s problem with reviews, which are often purchased, both positive and negative, which has led to questions about their credibility, I was interested in how TasteAtlas views this challenge. And their focus is on professional reviews. Although professional critics are sometimes flawed, unprofessional, or even unprofessional, it’s all incomparably less so than anonymous commentators on the Internet, points out Sven from TasteAtlas, and adds: “However, TasteAtlas also accepts the comments and recommendations of citizens who are not professional critics, only their criticisms will be less valued, up to the assessment that they are quality and credible commentators. With numerous quality comments and photos proving that they really were in restaurants, their comments will gain in weight and odds”Points out Sven from TasteAtlas.Facebook pages are currently open for stronger tourist and gastro destinations, such as TasteAtlas Italy / France, and pages for more popular food groups, such as TasteAtlas Cheese / Desserts.The first imperative is to collect all the indigenous recipes, and according to the plan, the teams from TasteAtlas calculate that it will take them two years. “In the next two years, we intend to fulfill all ambitions in terms of content. We plan to introduce a detailed overview of food markets, as well as all gastronomic events. Then, a much better quality wine base, and a base of cheese and meat products producers. We will also significantly increase the amount of quality reviews and recommendations.”Concludes Sven from TasteAtlas.All in all, this is a very interesting project, which is just beginning and in the making, and it will be interesting to watch its development, especially in the context when filling the entire content of all local dishes, as well as its further extensions and interaction with the target audience. If we look from the prism that all local and authentic dishes in the world are on one platform, it is certain that there is great potential and various implementations and business models. Most importantly, the team behind the whole project is looking at the long term, and I am sure if they will financially endure the period until the entire content is filled, which takes a lot of effort, energy and time to create something big, powerful and global.We follow and keep our fingers crossed for the success of this project, which will certainly be a “game changer” in the tourism industry in one big part, as Booking.com or Airbnb did with its appearance on the market. If you think I’m exaggerating, I stress again, try looking at the bigger picture and the fact that it’s a platform that brings together thousands of local and authentic recipes from every country in the world in one place. I constantly emphasize that one of the main motives for travel is to get to know a new culture and way of life, and that authenticity is the main ingredient of successful tourism. It is our incredible diversity and authenticity that are the greatest potentials for our tourism. Not only ours, but tourism in general, because it is through authenticity that differentiation is created in the market, and thus the motive of travel.Figuratively, we have to sell our authentic wine to the French, not French. Because otherwise the question arises why would they travel, if they can experience it all in their home. Drink, eat and experience… locally and authentically – this is the mantra of the “new” paradigm of tourism in the 21st century, at least when we talk about quality and sustainable tourism, and not mass tourism or tourism phobia.It is on this track, realizing the importance of authenticity, ie the importance of local food, that the world’s first atlas was launched, which offers information on local food by tourist destinations, ie countries. – TasteAtlas.The initiator of this interesting tourist story is Matija Babić, the founder of the most widely read Croatian portal index.hr, who points out that the site contains over 9000 traditional dishes and drinks and local ingredients, as well as tens of thousands of authentic restaurants recommended by gastronomic professionals.If you’re traveling to Vienna, Michelin will recommend haute cuisine, TripAdvisor’s most popular pizzerias and patisseries in the city center. Many travelers want to get to know the cultures through traditional food, and TasteAtlas provides them with information on what local dishes are eaten in Vienna and Austria, what cheeses are eaten, what wines are drunk. In addition, we will inform you where to eat these dishes in the opinion of gastro professionals”, Babic points out.TasteAtlas will not stop at the mentioned 9000 dishes, in fact, the goal is to offer a whole range of world indigenous dishes, and as Babić points out, TasteAtlas can never be a completed project. Among 9000 dishes, there are 245 Croatian dishes and groceries, which you can review and rate on link “Dozens of dishes will be added daily. We are open to all suggestions, information and photos”Babic told us.Interesting, but also tragic for our country, is how TasteAtlas, a web startup launched from Bulgaria. “Salary benefits in Bulgaria are lower than in Croatia on student contracts”, Babic explained why he chose Bulgaria as the company’s headquarters. A clear message, but it is a story for another topic. Since its launch in a short time, TasteAtlas has met with the enthusiasm of dozens of world media, from the global Mashable and Traveler to South America’s most widely read daily newspaper, Clarina.last_img read more

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Thomas Partey’s Ghana teammate supports Arsenal transfer

first_imgThomas Partey’s Ghana teammate supports Arsenal transfer Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 May 2020 1:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link751Shares Thomas Partey has a €50 million release clause in his deal with Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)‘Atletico Madrid is a very good club so he is playing one of the biggest clubs in the world and Arsenal are also one of the biggest,’ Nuhu told TV3 on Instagram.‘For me, it is his decision because playing for Atletico Madrid is the same as playing for Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The two teams always make the same category in the league, fighting for the third and fourth place to play in Champions League.‘But as we all know the Premier League is the best league in the world so if he joins Arsenal I will be happy for him.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)Thomas Partey’s close friend and teammate with Ghana, Kasim Nuhu, has backed the midfielder to join Arsenal from Atletico Madrid.The Gunners have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, whose father claimed last month that Mikel Arteta’s side have made an approach.Partey has a €50 million (£47m) release clause in his current deal with Atletico, while reports have claimed that Liverpool are also interested in a move.Arsenal, meanwhile, could struggle to secure a place in next season’s Champions League when the current campaign resumes as Arteta’s side are currently sit eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Nuhu, who has played alongside Partey for Ghana, says he would be happy for his friend to join the Gunners. Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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