Jam Cruise Shares Video Of ALO’s Funky Pool Deck Performance [Pro-Shot]

first_imgFollowing the hype of their recent lineup announcement for 2017, Jam Cruise has continued the excitement with this throwback video from ALO‘s Pool Deck set from earlier this year. You can catch guitarist/vocalist Dan Lebowitz & Friends, featuring Robert Walter, Jay Lane, Garret Sayers, and Lesley Grant on the boat this January for Jam Cruise 15.Performing “Pobrecito,” watch ALO’s pro-shot video below:Jam Cruise 15 will see headlining performances from The Original Meters, moe., GRiZ and Galactic. The lineup beyond that continues with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and a rare set from the beloved Benevento Russo Duo. More great performers: Lettuce, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, The Motet, Beats Antique (Live), Break Science, JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band, The Soul Rebels, Dopapod, Vulfpeck, Turkuaz, and so many more.last_img read more

Foreign arrivals plunge 60% in first half of 2020

first_imgThe number of foreign tourists arriving on Indonesia’s shores plummeted 59.96 percent to 3.09 million in the first half of the year as the COVID-19 pandemic brought tourism to its knees, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported Monday.In June, foreign visitor numbers were down 88.82 percent year-on-year (yoy) to around 160,300. The month-to-month figures also fell 2.06 percent, marking a return to a downward trend after a brief uptick in May that suggested a sign of recovery.“The recovery may take quite a long time,” Suhariyanto, the head of BPS, said in a virtual presser on Monday.Despite having yet to bring the coronavirus under control, Indonesia is seeking to speed up the recovery of tourism by reopening Bali, a world-renowned tourist destination. Domestic travelers could visit Bali from July 31 and international visitors will be permitted starting from Sept. 11.With more than 82,000 visitors, Timor Leste accounted for around half of all foreign arrivals in June, followed by Malaysia with around 62,760 visitors and China with more than 2,000 visitors.“We are still seeing a negative year-on-year change in all foreign tourist [arrivals],” said Suhariyanto.“There was an uptick, but things are still far from normal, so we still need to work hard to attract foreign tourists to Indonesia. The key is the end of the pandemic and compliance with health protocols.”With most domestic and international travel having ceased, the occupancy rate of star hotels across Indonesia remained low at 19.70 percent in June, a drop of 32.57 percentage points from June of 2019.“The occupancy rate is not only about foreign tourists, but also about domestic tourists and business trips,” said the BPS head.The pandemic has cost the hotel and restaurant industry almost Rp 70 trillion (US$4.76 billion) and the aviation and tour industry Rp 15 trillion, according to data compiled last month by the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI).Most entry points to Indonesia continued to record declines in foreign arrivals in June, with a few exceptions like Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten, which saw a 130.13 percent monthly increase, and Juanda International Airport in East Java, which saw a 708.33 percent monthly increase, following the relaxation of large-scale social restrictions.Read also: ASEAN hotel associations endorse travel bubbleTopics :last_img read more

New health center opens doors

first_imgThe USC Engemann Student Health Center, which stands more than double the size of the old center, opened Jan. 4 to accommodate the needs of the growing USC student population.Healthy changes · The Engemann Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It serves all university students. – Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Lawrence Neinstein, executive director of the Engemann Health Center, said the need for a bigger health center has become evident over the past few years.“When I moved over from Children’s Hospital in 1995, we saw 30,000 visits a year [at the old student health center]. We are now at 90,000. We did 500 immunizations and we are at close to 20,000 [this year],” Neinstein said. “This has become a residential campus with far more health needs of students on campus.”Administrators said the center’s new features make it more productive. All of the programs that the student health center offers are centralized, with the counseling office moved to the health center. There is also a state-of-the-art call center, which responds to students’ calls more efficiently, as well as three times the number of exam rooms. Additionally, the center also features a student educational resource room.Neinstein said the health center also has a 24-hour nurse hotline that covers everything from mental health calls to simple scrapes. The center also has a pharmacy on its lower level.“First, we will be getting the building up and running and make sure students are served with our current services,” Neinstein said. “The call center should really help students calling in for information about many issues including insurance, refills and appointments.”The plans for the new health center began nearly two decades ago, as the university gathered resources. The university broke ground in 2011 after a $15 million donation from Roger and Michele Dedeaux Engemann. Michele Engemann is a ‘68 School of Dramatic Arts alumna and daughter of baseball coach Rod Dedeaux.The health center moved from its previous location on 34th Street to 1031 W. 34th St., next to Fluor Tower, because of its larger size.“We started planning in 1996 and have gone through multiple plans and sites. This ended up as the best location to include all of the various programs,” Neinstein said. “We are thankful for the large donation of our donors, whom the building is named after, and support of [Vice President of Student Affairs] Michael Jackson and senior administration to make this happen for students.”Many students said they are happy with the new health center because they felt certain aspects of the old health center was inadequate for their needs.“The only thing that needed improvement was wait time. Even when I made an appointment, it took forever for me to see a doctor,” said Candice Coll, a freshman majoring in psychology.Melissa Bonner, a freshman majoring in neuroscience, said she has already noticed improvments.“It was much easier to check in and see my doctor,” Bonner said. “It’s more spacious and it will allow for more patients to come and its much more aesthetically pleasing.”The new center is 105,000 square feet and six stories tall, while the old one was two stories tall, built in 1951 and required some services to be housed elsewhere because of a lack of space.“If you combine all our prior locations, the students health space is over double the square footage and more in line with national benchmarks,” Neinstein said. “From the health centers I have visited across the country, this is one of the best facilities.”The old location of the student health center will be used to house the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, set to open in spring 2014.USC donors and faculty have high hopes that the new health center will increase productivity for the growing USC University Park Campus.“[The new health center will provide] better access, better better flow, better integration of services between disciplines and better communication between our staff and students,” Neinstein said.last_img read more