Panorama is set to return to New York City’s Randall’s Island for its third consecutive year from July 27th to 29th. The large-scale festival, presented by Goldenvoice, features tons of star power for fans to enjoy. The summer-in-the-city festival will host The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, and The Killers as top-line headliners, followed by Migos, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Dua Lipa, SZA, Gucci Mane, St. Vincent, The xx, Odesza, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, and so many more. Today, Panorama has added Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Lil Wayne (“Weezy F. Baby”) to its Saturday lineup.Additionally, the festival announced today that THE LAB, powered by HP, is returning for its third consecutive year at the festival. Seen by many as one of the highlights of Panorama, THE LAB will feature the “Dome” – a 360-degree trademark centerpiece experience of Panorama – and five experiential activations, providing festivalgoers with unparalleled immersive experiences.THE LAB is comprised once again with New York City-based artists and studios inspired by a more organic environment and HP’s commitment to a technology-driven sustainable future. THE LAB, Designed and Curated by META: The Art of Being There, will create a world of Fractal Nature–rather than being in enclosed tents and darker spaces, the installations will work more fluidly with the summer environment to shape a daytime-friendly, communal, decentralized and natural experience. HP is once again on board as the official technology sponsor for Panorama. The experiential activations all leverage the use of HP technology to create immersive interactivity for festival guests.“HP is excited to continue its reinvention journey with Panorama. We are now in our third year as the official technology sponsor and look forward to providing attendees with experiences that amaze through immersive and dynamic activations in THE LAB, Powered by HP,” said Emily Ketchen, Regional Head of Marketing, HP Inc, in a press release. “Panorama is the perfect place for HP to meet festival goers where they are and allow them to experience our products in a real and engaging way.”See below for the full lineup of artist installations included at THE LAB:Pixel Vortex by The Windmill FactoryPixel Vortex is an ethereal temple of play – a bioluminescent dreamscape of flying pixels. Upon squeezing through any of the multitude of openings you are immediately bombarded with LED balloons whirling in a powerful vortex of wind. The balloons swirl around the shimmering space, flowing up to the apex and back down. Persons enter and exit in games of hide and seek with their friends as they toss balloons around and play like children among the most technologically advanced balloon drop ever.Infinite Wild by Smooth TechnologyInfinite Wild is a solar-powered installation in which viewers find themselves surrounded by nature-inspired art. Flowing colors transport them on a journey through seasons, environments, and living animations. Sixty thousand LEDs dangle like vines around them as a mirrored ceiling and floor platform extends the image into infinity. Participants are invited in by a cooling mist that provides a much-needed respite from the mid-day sun. While strolling through this living jungle of LED vines, they can also be presented an opportunity to fill reusable water bottles, encouraging sustainability.As Above, So Below by Kate RaudenbushA transformative gathering space inspired by the fractal geometry of Sierpinski icosahedrons. It welcomes all to contemplate the humbling potential of their existence that occupies the here and now, and the infinitely large and infinitely small worlds that lie beyond their awareness, waiting to be discovered.(hy·per·sub·tle) by SuperbrightLook around with your phone’s camera. You are surrounded by beautiful, strange and abstract human creatures dancing to the music from the festival. Augmented reality pushes the limits of our imagination. The immersive media is now in your hands, you can experience it in your own environment and use it as a creative tool to express yourself. Superbright will work with a curated group of dancers to record motion capture data, creating a curatorial repository of dance moves.The selected choreographies are not just dance moves, they will be cultural memes.The Portal To Flatland by Magenta FieldThe portal is designed to invite festivalgoers from the mayhem of the music festival into the tunnel of transmutation, priming their senses for what lies beyond. Participants will be drawn forward and pressed backward by using a combination of smooth and franetic surges of light and sound. The audiovisual score will be designed to softly invite visitors into the space and at its peak, test their perceptual thresholds. Following the crescendo, the visitors are propelled forward into their next metaphysical mindblower.The Dome is also set to return this summer with FLATLAND: A Romance of Many Dimensions, a story with three acts–TIMELAND, MINDLAND and VOIDLAND–adapted and directed by META founder and CEO Justin Bolognino with a musical score by Panorama artist St. Vincent. Timeland is art directed by Dev Harlan, Mindland co-directed by Sougwen & Prism and Voidland art directed and produced by Kamil Nawratil and VOLVOXLABS respectively. The dome allows festivalgoers to experience 360-degree immersive theater and provides viewers with an unparalleled collective sensory experience.Panorama has also partnered with Bus.com to set up shuttles from convenient pick-up and drop-off locations in Hoboken, Downtown Brooklyn, and midtown Manhattan. Experienced and personable drivers are well-versed in the routes which will allow for hassle-free travel to Randall’s Island. One-way or round-trip shuttle are now on sale now. Seats start at $12.00.Whichever thread may be pulling you toward Randall’s Island on July 27th through 29th, you’d be wise to trust the instinct. Whether it’s the star-studded music lineup, the community of people seeking a New York adventure, or the mind-blowing experiential technology, Panorama has something for all of the Big Apple’s adventure-seekers. Grab your tickets here, and take a big bite. You won’t be sorry.
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Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” It took an overtime to do it, but the ninth ranked Andale team was able to shake off the feisty Lady Wellington Crusaders Friday night, 47-43.Wellingtonâ€™s five-game winning streak came to an end after taking the 13-3 and ninth ranked Indians into extra minutes.Looking back, it was a game Wellington probably should have won.Â The Crusaders were in front 36-33 with 1:28 to play. Brittany Meyer, who had 25 points for the night, would nail a 3-pointer from the left wing to make it 36-all. Neither team would score thereafter in regulation. And the game went into overtime after Meyerâ€™s foot touched the inbound line going for the final buzzer beater.But she quickly made up for it in overtime, nailing a trey at the top of the key to give Andale a 39-36 lead. It would expand the lead to 45-39 going into the final minute.Wellington would pull within three after Shayland French grabbed an offensive rebound and laid it in off a Lauryn Snipes missed free throw to make it 45-42.After the two teams exchanged timeouts, the Crusaders had the Indians on the ropes by nearly getting a 10-second court violation, but a foul was called instead on Wellington.Â Andaleâ€™s Friedrichâ€™s went to the line and sunk two free throws and that was your game.Snipes would have another 20-plus performance, scoring 23 for the night.Wellington from the onset looked like a team hoping to pull off its second upset against a top 10 team this season. After beating Buhler 10 nights ago on a 51-50 win up north, the Dukes immediately set the tone that they had every intention of doing it again. The Crusaders led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter, but a very cold second quarter saw Andale outscore the Crusaders 10-2 and lead 23-17 at the half.That score remained that way for much of the third quarter as neither team scored. But eventually, Wellington shaved the deficit to one 25-24 at the end of three.S. French opened the fourth with a layup and two Snipes pull-up jumpers would give Wellington a four-point lead.Wellington would maintain that lead until the final minute. Perhaps, the key moment of the game came when Taylor Zimmerman had a driving layup roll in and around the rim only to fall out almost mystically in the end.Wellington, now 9-7, sets its sights against Mulvane away on Tuesday. OT Wellington: P. Adams 6, T. French 4, Snipes 23, S. French 6, M. Adams 3. Total: 11 (4) 8-14 42 Wellington1527126â€”43 Follow us on Twitter. Andale131021111â€”47 Andale: Easter 2, Meyer 25, Dreiling 2, Maxwell 2, Roeland 4, Friedrichs 12. Total 7 (4) 21-25 47. Andale 47 Wellington 43
Three students from Deele College are celebrating national success this week after they came first place in the Foroige Youth Entrepreneurship Programme in Dublin on Thursday afternoon.The three girls, Ellie Barron, Saffron Porter and Stephanie Harper are Transition Year students in the school and their product ‘Clean Guard’ beat off stiff competition from students from across the country to take the top prize.The girls will now go on to Barcelona to represent Ireland at the European stage of the competition. They say that simplicity is the trademark of genius and that adage certainly rings true for the girls, who have come up with a simple, yet an ingenious way for athletes to keep their mouth guards or gum shields clean and free from bacteria.Through their involvement in sport and their participation in the Donegal Enterprise Board Workshop, they identified a niche in the market and a problem that needed a solution.They created ‘Clean-Guard,’ which consists of a liquid sanitiser, a brush and a container, which doubles as both a cleaning container and a holder for taking to games or fights.The product works in fifteen minutes and leaves the mouth-guard fresh and ready to use for the next outing. Ellie Barron, Saffron Porter and Stephanie Harper took the top spot at the Foroige Youth Entrepreneurship Programme.The feedback that the girls have received has been phenomenal, with boxing sensation, Jason Quigley giving his seal of approval, just days after his last victory.He came to the school to meet the team behind the product and gave it his seal of approval.“After my last fight, I fired the mouth-guard into my bag and it was covered in blood. I took it out two days later and had to spend ages cleaning it with boiling water and a toothbrush.“It would have been great to have a cleaning product for the gum-shield and I will be using ‘Clean-Guard’ from now on so well done to the girls for creating something that we, as athletes, need.”There were buoyant scenes in the school on Thursday afternoon, when word filtered back that the team had won the overall prize and a trip to Barcelona in September. The girls were inundated with congratulatory messages, one of which came from the current Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, who congratulated the girls on their creativity, initiative and marketing skills.He highlighted the benefits of Transition Year, which allows students to take their learning outside the classroom and embrace their creativity. He also noted that the girls have the ability to take this product further.School principal, Mr Joe Boyle, was understandably delighted with the girls’ achievement and he says that it was a proud day for both the school and for the families of those involved.“I can’t emphasise the gravity of what the girls have done in winning a national competition which pitted them against the very best in the country. I’d like to say well done to the girls and indeed their families, who have supported them throughout this competition.“I would also like to pay a special mention to their teacher, Ms Orla Gallagher, who has worked night and day to help the girls.“I would also like to show my appreciation to Liam Porter, who is not only a past student of the school but a big supporter of everything we do here at Deele College.“Liam has been an invaluable asset to the team throughout. I would also like to thank all those was assisted the girls in any way for the competition.“On Monday, we have one of the highlights of the school calendar, which is our annual prize-giving and the girls will undoubtedly be honoured for their hard work and success on the day.“We are delighted that Education Minister, Joe McHugh TD will be here to join us for this celebration.”Delight for Deele College as three students win top national award was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
5 May 2015Visitors to South Africa’s most luxurious lodges in Mpumalanga can now fly directly to their destination from almost anywhere in the world thanks to a new service from independent airline SA Airlink.SA Airlink signed a deal with Nedbank Capital in April, which will see the privately owned airline acquire four new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. These will be used to fly passengers to upmarket lodges in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Nedbank Capital said in a statement issued in April.SA Airlink, which is in a strategic alliance with SA Airways (SAA), is a feeder airline specifically aimed at linking the smaller towns, regional centres and hubs throughout South Africa. According to its website, the airline currently carries more than 1-million passengers a year on more than 35 000 flights.Roger Foster, the chief executive of SA Airlink, said the airline had been involved in building up Skukuza Airport near Kruger National Park, which had created awareness among international travellers of the options when travelling to Sabi Sands, Business Day reported on Tuesday.Mpumalanga’s Skukuza Airport reopened in 2014, which was facilitated by SA Airlink “as part of a broader plan to introduce “seamless connectivity and convenience for national and international tourists wanting to visit the Kruger National Park area”, the statement said.The four lodges are: Ulusaba, Singita, Arathusa, and Londolozi.The acquisition of the Cessna aircraft was the final step in SA Airlink’s plan to grow its well-established feeder flight network by adding flights directly to a number of the most popular game lodge destinations in South Africa.Foster said passengers would be able to use the SAA flight reservations facility to arrange their flights all the way to their final destination.SA Airlink’s code franchising agreement with SAA removes “the hassle of having to arrange separate road shuttle services or complicated secondary aircraft charters from the main centres to their end-destinations”, he said.According to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism directly contributed more than 640 000 jobs and more than R103-billion of South Africa’s total GDP in 2013, James Geldenhuys, head of aircraft finance for Nedbank Capital, said.SAinfo reporter
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“Why should anyone bother to ‘right-size’ an air conditioner — especially when it costs $350 to hire an engineer to ensure that the Manual J and Manual D calculations are performed properly?”The reason I always pay a third-party engineer, not employed by my HVAC contractor, to do accurate load calculations is because my mixed-humid climate here in NC makes it very critical to get the sizing right in order to enhance dehumidification. As we build smaller, better and tighter envelopes, especially with exterior shading, it becomes increasingly difficult to size equipment small enough to run long enough to remove the latent heat (moisture) without removing too much sensible heat (over-cooling). The result far too often is a well designed envelope with summer humidity and air quality issues.Right sizing generally doesn’t save money; a larger unit on the same duct system will actually cost only slightly more than a right-sized unit, and the cost of hiring the engineer to calculate the load and CFM per room for a tight, well-insulated and shaded, passive solar home may wipe out that savings. But on any given day, the right-sized equipment will run longer and thus dehumidify much more efficiently.It’s tough to find a small, efficient, ducted air conditionerUnfortunately, it can be difficult to find affordable, very small ducted central air conditioners (less than 2 tons cooling) with high energy-efficiency ratings, and it’s really a struggle to convince building inspectors to allow us to use simulated performance offsets to permit low-performing equipment in homes with a really great building envelope. In air conditioning we compare equipment by EER and SEER ratings. The code minimum where I live is 13 SEER (14 for Energy Star), but I can’t buy a ducted AC smaller than 2 tons that meets that standard.In the past, we’ve responded by installing variable-speed and zoned-bypass HVAC solutions with longer, more complex duct systems to allow us to combine zones to use larger 2-3 ton equipment with higher SEER ratings. But even very well-designed complex duct systems are much more prone to installer error than simple duct systems with multiple air handlers. So we end up using much more expensive ductless minisplits hung on the walls (which incidentally have overly complex wireless thermostats that our clients have to hide away from kids and guests).The problem with EER and SEER ratingsThe larger issue in my mind is the fact that code-minimum SEER ratings are calculated to prioritize sensible cooling and disregard latent cooling (dehumidification).The Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER) of a cooling system (AC or heat pump) is calculated by comparing the sensible cooling ability with the electricity consumed on a BTU per Watt-hour basis. One BTU is the amount of energy (252 heat calories) needed to change the temperature of a pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.One ton of cooling is defined as 12,000 BTU/h. (Don’t ask me for metric equivalents, please.) If a cooling system supplies 12,000 BTU/h of cooling capacity while consuming 1,000 watts of power, it is rated as a 12 EER system (12,000 / 1,000 = 12 EER.)SEER ratings are set by NAECA, a Federal Regulatory Agency independent of the code authorities, and are intended to represent cooling efficiency over the course of a cooling season. These measurements only take sensible cooling into consideration. Minimum HVAC efficiencies are set by the code by SEER ratings, not EER ratings. It takes energy — 1,000 BTU per pint — to remove moisture from the air. But if that energy doesn’t contribute to changing the temperature of the air, it is excluded from the SEER ratings.As Alex Wilson mentioned in his earlier piece, the industry has responded by providing equipment that cools air with less dehumidification. That way the units get higher SEER ratings — a way to be competitive in the marketplace.A one-ton unit (12,000 BTU/h sensible) which is dehumidifying at 3 pints/hr is using 3,300 BTU/h latent for dehumidification and is removing 15,300 BTUs in combined sensible and latent heat. If it is consuming 1,000 watts, then it’s actually removing 15,300 BTUs combined sensible and latent for an effective EER of 15.3. But in this example the rated SEER is still 12 and fails to meet the minimum code standard.So if the house I’m building is well enough insulated it may be illegal to install the right sized equipment as the smaller equipment isn’t available in the necessary efficiency unless you use variable speed to reduce the capacity of oversized ducted equipment or use minisplit units, both of which are much more expensive solutions than smaller ducted equipment that would actually be sized correctly. My clients often go to great lengths to avoid using the AC by opening windows or setting the thermostat at a very warm setting, so we are forced to install very expensive equipment that may be used for three or four weeks per year, despite the fact that these homes are HERS 50 already without the fancy equipment.Technical solutions to boost latent capacityThere are some manufacturers who have built equipment that can dry air without cooling it very much. One way to do this is to use a “run around coil” where a heat exchange coil in the return air line upstream of the air handler is connected to a coil in the supply manifold downstream (and typically above) the air handler. The cooled air leaving the unit cools the fluid in the exit “re-heat” coil which drops to the intake “pre-cool” coil and pre-cools the air entering the unit. This results in warmer air returning to the house and a longer run time, with resultant increased dehumidification.A more efficient way to do this, called “sub-cool reheat,” is to divert the warm liquid refrigerant from the outside compressor and pass it through the re-heat coil on its way to the air handler. This warms the exit air but also pre-cools the refrigerant and improves the performance of the air conditioner. Either of these add air resistance at the second coil and increase energy usage at the blower, resulting in a lower EER as well as a MUCH lower SEER.Yet another way is to install a valve that can divert some of the expanded gas to a compressor that actively heats the re-heat coil in the same way a conventional dehumidifier would and sends some of it to an outdoor compressor where it is cooled in the fashion of a conventional heat-pump. This is how the Daikin minisplits work.Adding run-around coils or the valves and controls to manage sub-cool reheat is expensive and, since it’s not reflected in the SEER rating, is pretty much reserved for larger capacity high-end equipment. If the SEER standard could take the combined latent and sensible BTUs into account, manufacturers would be more motivated to produce equipment that would offer better dehumidification at all sizes.Smart thermostats can be set to lower the setting if they sense a high humidity condition in the house. If the owners set it to 80 degrees and the humidity rises above 60%, the thermostat can reset itself to 75 degrees until the humidity is reduced. But our customers are so proud of their energy-efficient homes that they gleefully report that the “turned their AC off almost all summer” and added significant risk of mildew and indoor air problems.Small is more important than efficient when the envelope is done rightDesigners of small, super-insulated buildings in mixed-humid and hot-humid climates may choose to prioritize right-sized equipment over high SEER equipment, largely due to the fact that advanced dehumidification is just not marketable in the smaller tonnage sizes that are appropriate for the small demand buildings. The minisplit systems that have these capabilities in small capacity sizes are very expensive and may be seen as unsightly and overly complex by many clients. (Our clients think they are ugly and hate the multi-function wireless remote thermostats).On our very small (840-1,100 sq. ft.) buildings with radiant floor heating, we’ve been using a 10.7 EER GE ducted vertical Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) unit (Zone-Line AZ75H12DAC for $1,454 delivered — see photo), which gives 11,700 BTU/h cooling and 3.6 pts/hr (3,960 BTU/h) dehumidification for 1,093 watts and can supplement the radiant floor heat if necessary with a 3.3 COP. The unit can be easily installed in a 24″x24″x32″ space. It’s a great, if somewhat noisy, dehumidification solution for affordable, small, very well insulated homes in a mixed-humid zone.With the code minimum now at 13 SEER and Energy Star at 14, it’s very hard to get equipment sized small enough for the load without serious energy modeling and offset negotiations with the inspectors. If energy efficiency ratings could give credit for the dehumidification capacity as well as the sensible cooling capacity, it would give incentives for manufacturers to offer equipment in all sizes and price ranges with better dehumidification. As I understand it, Amana’s ActivDry PTAC is currently withdrawn from the market largely due to this issue.The affordable gut remodel we are building now hits a projected HERS 59 by REM/Rate (8.5% better than code by REScheck) with 8,330 BTU/h sensible and 1,204 latent. We can choose to forgo air conditioning all together, but if we want a 2-ton, 14 SEER unit to meet Energy Star, we’ll be oversized by a factor of two at significant cost and even with variable speed will be likely to run into humidity issues, regardless of how little or how much the owners actually use it.Code minimums are ever increasing, and 16 SEER seems not far away, perhaps a new class of dehumidifiers or through-wall mini AC units recently proposed by James Morgan will lead the way. It would be fun for the Americans to be leading the pack again.
Liverpool Liverpool’s Istanbul heroes in Champions League – where are Reds’ winners now? Cady Siregar 06:00 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Liverpool UEFA Champions League Ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League, we take a look at what became of their star players It’s a tale permanently lodged in football lore – Liverpool, who were massive underdogs heading into the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan anyway – staging the most historic of comebacks after being 3-0 down by half-time. A Steven Gerrard masterclass started a four-minute spell that saw the Reds score three goals, equalising the scoreline until penalties, and ultimately brought the European Cup to Anfield for the fifth time. As Liverpool gear up to face Real Madrid in next weekend’s Champions League final, we take a look at some of the Istanbul heroes 13 years later.