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Jam Cruise Continues Fourth Day With Lettuce, The Motet, & moe. [A Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images The fourth day of Jam Cruise kept fans at sea while their original plans to stop at Grand Cayman Island were cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The festival continued to host all star talent on its fourth day, with sets from Lettuce, Break Science, Jo Jo’s Slim Wednesday, and The Soul Rebels on the Pool Deck stage. In the Stardust Theatre, The Motet, moe., and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe kept the funk and jams going, while Dopapod, BIG Something, and the debut of MOORE held down the Spinnaker Lounge.George Porter Jr. hosted the Jam Room, while Galactic’s Stanton Moore hosted the Jazz Lounge. With plenty of activities going on all day elsewhere on the ship, from yoga with Steve Kimock to Texas Hold’em tournaments with Ivan Neville to bowling with Lil’ Baby Jesus, the fun still went deep into the night with a DJ ZJ set from Ryan Zoidis and Jesus Coomes.Check out photos from Phierce Photo below!last_img read more

Ultra Music Festival’s Future In Miami In Question Due To Stressed-Out Fish

first_imgUltra Music Festival first emerged out of south Florida’s decadent party scene two decades ago and has since grown into one of the biggest annual events within the electronic music community. The festival, which takes place every March during Miami Music Week, has called the city of Miami its home since 1999. Following a notable location change in 2019, however, the festival’s relationship with the city of Miami may be in doubt going forward, as a new scientific report details how the event not only affects the local infrastructure but the environment as well–most notably, the fish.According to a new report from local news outlet Key News, scientists in the south Florida region are claiming the fish that also call Miami their home have “suffered excess levels of stress” due to the loud music pumped through the air (and into the water) by artists at Ultra Music Festival last month.Apparently, the soundwaves caused the local fish to experience higher stress levels than what they experience when swimming for their lives while being chased by predators. Scientists quoted in the report even went so far as to collect blood samples from Gulf toadfish in hopes of assessing the stress levels by monitoring the stress hormone cortisol.Related: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Announces New Album, ‘Fishing For Fishies’“Ultra was causing short-term, acute stress on our fish,” Danielle McDonald, a professor of marine biology at the University of Miami, said in a statement of their biological findings.While the report presented to the city’s Virginia Key Advisory Board earlier this week did acknowledge that higher noise levels from the event’s professional sound systems rarely exceeded 80 decibels (slightly below the dB level of a lawnmower), the noise levels in the University of Miami’s fish tanks were actually higher by an average of 10 dB, matching the same level of audio power as that of electronic tools or household blenders.Sound recordings were collected from the air at the University’s Experimental Hatchery, in water tanks that house Gulf toadfish, in the shallow waters near the shoreline, and in the water of Lamar Lake at Virginia Key Beach North Point close to where the event took place to be used as collective data for the study.“Despite being well within the permitted limits,” reads the preliminary report, “the noise pollution caused by the Ultra Music Festival led to significant elevations of noise in tanks at the UMEH (average increase of 10 dB) and toadfish housed in these tanks experienced a clear, and statistically significant, stress response.”The implications of this study on the future of the festival are unclear at the moment. It’s worth noting, however, that Ultra moved to a new location in 2019, relocating to Virginia Key after spending seven years at Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park. Now, the Advisory Board has adopted a resolution recommending the City of Miami revoke its agreement with Ultra promoters for next year’s event due to any traffic and noise issues that arose in its first year at the new location, although not everyone on the Board feels the need to cancel the event entirely. Miami City Commission has until May 9th to make a decision on the fishy situation.last_img read more

Aruna, Omotayo, Edem win first games at ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts Aruna Quadri’s uncommon qualities stand him out, says Oshodi Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Aruna’s arrival attracted interest in Germany — TTBL Highest-ranked African player Quadri Aruna, Olajide Omotayo and Offiong Edem on Monday all won their first games at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation Africa Top 16 Cup in Tunis. The three-day event, which began on Monday, is taking place at the Sports Hall of Rades, Tunis in Tunisia with 31 players participating. Participating players – comprising of 16 male and 15 female – are grouped into four in both the male and female categories of the singles event. Consequently, Group 1 of the female category has only three players. The first match in male group one was an easy game for Aruna as he saw off Adam Hmam of Tunisia 3-0 (11-5, 14-12, 11-4). He is now looking forward to a match against Algeria’s Sami Kherouf in the same group. The world number 18-ranked player will complete his group appearance when he faces Oba Kizito Oba of Cote d’Ivoire. Young sensation Omotayo came up strong after an early scare in his first game against Gedeon Kassa of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group 3. The Congolese took the first set 11-8, but an incredible comeback from Omotayo saw him claim victory in the last three sets to win 11-6, 11-3, 11-7. The Nigerian will wait for his remaining group matches against Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw and Algeria’s Larbi Bouriah to determine a possible quarter-finals berth. In the female category, Edem dismissed Safa Saidani in a 3-1 (8-11, 11-9, 11-7,11-6) victory in her first Group 2 game. She then eased past South African Simeen Mookrey also in a 3-1 (11-3, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7) win in her second group game. The 33-year-old’s last group game is against Seychelles Christy Bristol. Egyptian Assar Oman is the reigning champion in the male category.Tags: aruna quadriITTF Africa Top 16 CupOfiong EdemOlajide OmotayoSports Halllast_img read more