Amazon Looks To Cut Into Ticketmaster With New “Amazon Tickets” Service

first_imgIf there’s one part of the live music experience that most fans don’t like, it’s buying the tickets. High profile shows often become a mad dash to the finish line on Ticketmaster, and exorbitant fees always leave us groaning. Fortunately, Amazon is coming to the rescue with a new service, Amazon Tickets.Amazon launched “Amazon Tickets” in the UK last year, selling tickets to concerts and theater performances. By explaining fees upfront and connecting to your Amazon profile, the new Amazon Tickets platform was very well received for its initial launch. However, as recode reports, Amazon has recently put out job listings in new markets and hired new people in others, including the US, Europe and Asia.The job posting reads, “[O]ur vision goes beyond just selling tickets as we aim to disrupt the entire live entertainment experience, including what happens before, during and after the show… The ticketing business is ripe for innovation and improvement, as much of the industry has not fundamentally changed since the 1970s.”Though Ticketmaster/Live Nation do have a stronghold over the US ticket market, they would certainly face major competition from an Amazon ticketing service, especially if it is particularly well received.last_img read more

The Floozies & Lettuce’s Ryan Zoidis Collaborate On Vibe-Enhancing “Honeymoon Phase” [Video]

first_imgThe Floozies always bring the futuristic funk. Their electronically-oriented grooves never fail to incite a dance party, and having completed their work on the Granola Jones EP and tour, the electro-funk duo aren’t due for a break just yet. In May 2016, they released a new song and video, “Honeymoon Phase,” featuring Lettuce’s Ryan Zoidis of The Shady Horns.Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom of The Shady Horns will join The Floozies at Fool’s Paradise next weekend to perform this song, in addition to several other new collaborations from their upcoming album, together for the very first time.See how “Honeymoon Phase” unfolded last spring:The song came together in a matter of six days, with a cinematic video to go with it. Impressive!Complete with old-school family videos, live performances, and tropical vibes, this song is sure to be a banger all summer long. Enjoy “Honeymoon Phase” featuring Ryan Zoidis:Going down at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the possibilities are limitless as to what else might take place. Be sure to catch Lettuce x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (with Jeff Chimenti), The Floozies, The Motet, Manic Science (a special set with Manic Focus & Break Science) The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, and Oteil Burbridge & Antwaun Stanley as artists-at-large at Fool’s Paradise on March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL. Learn more here!last_img read more

Ministry of Health launches maternal and child health manual

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 56 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Ministry of Health launches maternal and child health manual by: – March 1, 2012 The Ministry of Health has launched a Maternal and Child Health Manual; a revised edition which was first published in 1992, will provide guidelines for efficient administration of health care for mothers and children, in keeping with current trends, and in addressing emerging needs of mothers and children.Director of Primary Health Care Dr. Martin Christmas receives a copy of Manual from Maternal and Child Health Coordinator Nurse Carol Jno. Baptiste.The objectives of the manual are three fold to facilitate decision making for health care providers at all levels most specifically at primary health care levels, to facilitate the early identification/detection of high risk cases, abnormal or pathological conditions, their accurate diagnosis and institute appropriate course of action and; to standardized norms and procedures, calculate needed resources, improve quality care and strengthen efficiency of the health system.Senior Community Health Nurse and Maternal and Child Health Coordinator, Carol Jno Baptise in delivering the overview of the manual, stated that the manual is divided into three sections, namely, Maternal/ Neonatal Care; Child Care and Guidelines for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV.She affirmed that during the period 2007 to 2009 there were three maternal deaths, and having one maternal death is reason for concern. She stated further that it requires the health worker and the client to do all in their power to prevent maternal death.The Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Martin Christmas, who represented the Minster for Health read the Minister’s remarks. The Minster called on health care worker to put the guidelines to good use and follow them diligently. If this is done we expect to see some of the kind of improvement in health care indicators which will surely make this venture worth the while.” He continues “We know that change is a difficult condition to accept, but these are the changes deemed necessary to keep the Maternal and Child Health Programme effective and efficient in a changing Dominica.The manual is intended for use by skilled providers including midwives, doctors and nurse, working at any level of the health care system which caters for woman during pregnancy, childbirth and post partum period to include newborns.last_img read more

Clippers’ fighting spirit has served them well during 6-game winning streak

first_imgIn fact, the Clippers (23-21) can’t rest on their laurels because they don’t have any. They’ve been counted out so many times that it’s become easier for them to rally around each other, and it’s served them well during a pivotal stretch in which they’ve raised the level of their play.Their fighting spirit was on display in Monday’s heated victory over the Houston Rockets. They responded to repeated challenges, both physical and verbal, and emerged victorious. Some might say they overreacted, given the Rockets’ postgame entrance into their locker room.“It’s a different culture in L.A. No more soft (stuff) here!!!!!” injured guard Patrick Beverley tweeted after the Clippers’ second win in as many games this season against the Rockets, the team that traded him, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams to get Chris Paul last summer.“I don’t know about the culture thing,” Doc Rivers said. “But, clearly, it’s a tougher team. You can see it. I mean, look at us. Every night this team is a physical, tough team. But it’s not a tough team because someone’s not here any more or anything like that. We’re just a tougher team this year.“We have a bunch of young guys who are hungry, who are trying to create a career.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MEETING A CHALLENGEAsked why, after five consecutive 50-win seasons, the Clippers continued to be tested by opponents, Doc Rivers said, “They test everybody. It’s not just Blake (Griffin) and Austin (Rivers). It’s everybody. It’s all through the league. You see it every night.”Then, getting to the heart of the Rockets’ beef with the Clippers and the media’s response to it, he added: “Blake’s and Austin’s names are more nuclear … but it’s our league. It’s much to do about nothing, if you want me to be honest.“It’s a lot of talk. Then you can go find someone to say something and if you write Austin’s name or Blake’s name you get a big article and everybody reads it. Then it creates more news. To me, it’s just white noise. I think it is for our team, as well.”HEATING UPWilliams has scored 422 points since Dec. 22, including a career-high 50 in the Clippers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 10. No one in the NBA has scored more total points than Williams over that stretch of games, according to research by the Clippers’ crack media relations staff.Williams is averaging a team-leading 23.2 points, the highest in his 825-game career. He’s averaged 26.3 points in 13 starts in place of Beverley, a shooting guard who underwent season-ending right knee surgery Nov. 22. He’s also averaging 5.7 assists in a starting role.center_img The Clippers have won six consecutive games and 12 of their last 15 to move past the .500 mark and rejoin a Western Conference playoff race that appeared to pass them by after a string of significant injuries threatened to derail their season early last month.How?“With the injuries, it’s been hard to look ahead, and maybe that’s good in a lot of ways, because we don’t know who’s playing, who’s healthy, who’s not,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “In some ways that might be a good formula for us. We can’t afford to look past tonight.“Then we go on to the next game.”last_img read more