2 Mar

Zach Deputy Announces New Album, Premieres Rocking New Single ‘Chevrolet’

first_imgMulti-instrumentalist Zach Deputy has some big news for fans everywhere, as he’ll be releasing his fourth studio album, Wash It in the Water, on September 9th! Not only did Deputy play every single instrument on the release, but his clever fusion of hip-hop, funk, folk, and pop continues to push the envelope of style. Wash It in the Water is sure to be a feel good album that all can enjoy!To get fans excited, Deputy has shared the very first single from the album. The bright tune is called “Chevrolet,” powered by top notch guitar work backed by island rhythms. Its upbeat mood is downright infectious, and we can’t wait to hear more cuts from the new release.Without further ado, you can stream the leading single “Chevrolet” below.Says Deputy about his new music: “Because of the music I was raised on, I’ve always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque way—it’s something that resonates in the deepest parts of me… When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.”With the new album coming soon, Deputy will embark on a series of summer and fall tour dates in support, featuring some co-bill performances with Ballyhoo and others supporting The Keller Williams KWahtro. Don’t miss out! You can check out the full tour schedule below, and head to Zach Deputy’s website for more details.2016 Zach Deputy Tour Dates8/4/16 – Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Park – Middletown, CT8/5/16 – Rock On! Concert Cruise – Boston, MA8/12/16 – The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA8/13/16 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC8/19/16 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC8/20/16 – Roasting Room Lounge – Bluffton, SC8/26/16 – Mazzstock – Marlboro, NY8/27/16 – NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally – Lancaster, NH9/1/16 – Empty Glass – Charleston, SC9/2/16 – Hookahville – Pataskala, OH9/3/16 – Front Porch Festival – Stuart, VA9/4/16 – Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV9/8/16 – Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL *9/9/16 – Vinyl – Pensacola, FL *9/10/16 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL *9/11/16 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA *9/12/16 – Visulite Theater – Charlotte, NC *9/13/16 – Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL *9/14/16 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *9/15/16 – The Social – Orlando, FL *9/16/16 – Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA9/17/16 – Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL *9/20/16 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC *9/21/16 – Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA *9/22/16 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY *9/23/16 – Catskill Chill Music Festival – New York, NY9/24/16 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA *9/25/16 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA *9/27/16 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA *9/30-10/1/16 – Bear Creek Bayou – New Orleans, LA10/22/16 – The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA #11/3/16 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA #11/4/16 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA #11/5/16 – Marquee – Tempe, AZ #11/10/16 – Music Farm – Columbia, SC #11/17/16 – White Oak – Houston, TX #11/18/16 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX #11/19/16 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX #* co-bill with Ballyhoo!# supporting The Keller Williams KWahtrolast_img read more

18 Dec

SA looks to grow Indian tourism market

first_imgThe minister was recently on a two-day visit to India to promote South Africa as a tourism destination and highlight the potential and importance of India as a source market for tourism to South Africa. Air connectivity between the two countries is also good, with South African Airways operating four frequencies a week, while Jet Airways operates five times a week. There are also daily flights from eight different cities via Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. South Africa also recently won the bid to host the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) Convention, which attracts an average of 1 000 delegates, excluding accompanying parties. This will be held in KwaZulu-Natal in November this year. SATSA is currently in the process of training over 1 000 Indian travel agents and tour operators to ensure they have the necessary skills and experience to sell South Africa. Some 67 039 Indian tourists travelled to South Africa between January and September 2011, 29% more than over the same period in 2010. ‘Massive growth potential’ Travel agents convention “The number of Indian tourists travelling from India to South Africa has steadily increased by over 122% between 2005 and 2010, and South Africa is continuing to attract Indian tourists in great numbers,” he said at a networking event in Mumbai on Sunday. Since 2005, South African Tourism has been promoting the destination very successfully in India. India is ranked 7th in overseas top 20 source markets for South African Tourism. Rising incomes, changing attitudes and a desire to travel abroad increase demand for outbound travel. The TAFI Convention is a major milestone and the first of landmark events following the alliance formed between TAFI and Southern Africa Tourism Association (SATSA), and it will give the Indian Travel fraternity great exposure to South Africa. “The importance of India as a source market for South Africa cannot be underscored as India is an emerging travel market with massive growth potential,” Van Schalkwyk said. “India’s economic growth is also expected to continue over the next 40 years and by 2050, India is expected to be among the top-three global economies.” The conference serves as a platform for professional development, tourism information and intelligence exchange as well as a super familiarisation trip where delegates get to explore the tourism potential and attractions of the hosting region. 31 January 2012 South Africa is also bidding to host the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) Convention in 2013. South Africa’s world-renowned events and lifestyle offerings have struck a chord with the Indian traveller eager to experience a unique destination with a range of choices to suit every budget, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

17 Dec

LA Police Department Considers “Going Google”

first_imgTags:#Google#web In a recent Los Angeles Police Protective League blog post, President Paul M. Weber raised some concerns about the boys in blue switching to Google-hosted services. The group received their latest computer system after donations from the Michael Jackson memorial service at the Staples Center crashed the department website and took out their old system for most of the day. As the second-largest city in the US, they knew they needed to modernize; however, Weber raises legitimate concerns over the department’s consideration of a $7.25 million contract with Google to replace the city’s email and records retention system. Said Weber, “This is a complex technological issue that demands careful study and planning by the city. Before the city introduces an outside entity into the chain of custody, sufficient safeguards need to be in place to secure confidential information. We will be closely monitoring this issue for the security of both our members and the sensitive information they access on a daily basis.” As covered by ReadWriteWeb, Twittergate is one example of how Google may be left open to security breaches. The documents stolen from Twitter were Google Docs, and because they were not hosted behind a firewall, Twitter’s business plan was more easily obtained. In this case, as with most cases, human error and insecure passwords are to blame. In order to use Google services, the LAPD would have to be particularly cautious to back up their records and follow password protocol. Google’s “Going Google” campaign recently launched to encourage businesses to switch to Google Apps in the workplace. 1.75 million businesses, schools and organizations are currently using Google Apps in the office, including Motorola, University of Notre Dame and the Mercy Corps. For many businesses considering the service, security still remains the biggest question. Thanks to Eric for the tip! Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshirocenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

3 Dec

I have not done anything wrong: Kamat

first_imgPanaji: Former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat on Saturday said he was innocent and it was up to people to judge whether he was being politically harassed.In reply to a question about the Enforcement Directorate seizing his properties in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case, Mr. Kamat said, “I have not done anything wrong. I was given an intimation by the ED that my properties were attached only after the news appeared in the media.”Earlier this week, the ED had attached properties of Mr. Kamat and former Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party MLA Churchill Alemao, amounting to ₹1.95 crore. The properties were purchased in 2010, around the time of the scam.Mr. Kamat also said that he was unaware about the 14 shell companies that were allegedly used as intermediaries to channelise bribe money to him and others, as revealed by the ED probe.Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader and Leader of Opposition Babu Kavlekar said the party is supporting Mr. Kamat on the issue.Mr. Kamat said people from Margao had elected him again in the Assembly polls and wherever he had gone during the election period people had extended their support to him. Mr. Kamat, Mr. Alemao and other government officials have been accused of allegedly accepting a $976,630 bribe in 2010 from officials of U.S.-based Louis Berger consultancy firm to secure implementation rights of a ₹1,031 crore water and sewerage project in Goa, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).Mr. Alemao, top officials linked to the project, and senior Louis Berger employees were arrested by the State Crime Branch, but were later released on bail.Mr. Kamat has been charge sheeted as the prime conspirator. He has been charged under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and Section 201 (tampering with evidence) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.last_img read more

24 Oct

Child Protection Agency Commits to Paying Tertiary Fees of State Wards

first_img Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, has pledged the continued commitment of her organisation to pay the fees for wards in childcare facilities, like Mount Olivet Boys’ Home, who make it to tertiary institutions.“We have a tertiary-education programme where we give our commitment that every child who matriculates into university, we will ensure that their fees are paid, and so all we say to you boys is, just get into college and we will do the rest,” she said.Mrs. Gage-Grey was speaking at a church service to mark the 50th anniversary of the home held at the Mount Olivet United Church in Walderston, Manchester, on Sunday (November 12).She highlighted the successes of children in State care, including the more than 70 students currently in tertiary institutions.She highlighted the six boys from Mount Olivet who are at Knox Community College, and one who is pursuing a degree at the American University in Paris courtesy of the YB Foundation, spearheaded by Olympian Yohan Blake.Mrs. Gage-Grey commended the United Church for its pioneering role in establishing the home, which provides the children with a safe shelter and love.Minister of Finance and the Public Service and Member of Parliament for North East Manchester where the home is located, Hon. Audley Shaw, expressed his gratitude for the work of the Church in the community and country.“They are involved in two children’s homes – one here and the other in St. Mary. Not many contemporary, new churches have taken on an abiding and lasting responsibility to help develop our young people,” Mr. Shaw said.He said the work of the church is very important in addressing what he considers to be the country’s greatest crisis, that of human underdevelopment.“We have to develop our people. Our greatest natural asset is our people, and if we fail to develop our people, we fail to develop our country. We cannot achieve prosperity without developing people; prosperity begins not in our pockets but in our minds,” Mr. Shaw pointed out.He cited his own humble upbringing – growing up in close proximity to the boys’ home, and helping his father on the farm and his mother in her shop, to his present status as finance minister – to show the boys that they, too, can achieve in spite of their circumstances.Mr. Shaw made a donation of $100,000 towards a transition fund for the boys, and $50,000 every year henceforth. The fund assists the boys as they prepare to leave the home at age 18.Mount Olivet Boys’ Home was established with 40 boys on April 20, 1967 on nine acres of land in the cool hills of Walderston by the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and the Presbyterian Church.Boys aged five to 18 years receive loving care in a home setting that also promotes spiritual development, physical and psychological enhancement, social and recreational development, plus academic and vocational development.The boys attend schools in the area, including Holmwood Technical, Mizpah Primary, Christiana High School, Knox College and Spalding High School.Also in attendance at the service were members of the Atlanta-Jamaica partnership, the YB Foundation and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), which has adopted the home since 2009. Story Highlights Boys aged five to 18 years receive loving care in a home setting that also promotes spiritual development, physical and psychological enhancement, social and recreational development, plus academic and vocational development. Minister of Finance and the Public Service and Member of Parliament for North East Manchester where the home is located, Hon. Audley Shaw, expressed his gratitude for the work of the Church in the community and country. Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, has pledged the continued commitment of her organisation to pay the fees for wards in childcare facilities, like Mount Olivet Boys’ Home, who make it to tertiary institutions. last_img read more