It doesn’t seem that long ago that Matisyahu was a burgeoning name on the scene, making a career-altering appearance with jam icon Trey Anastasio at Bonnaroo back in 2005. Now, twelve years later, the reggae-rock artist has toured the world over, released multiple albums, and evolved both personally and artistically. The former Phish tour kid will be playing a special late-night performance at NYC’s The Cutting Room following Phish’s performance at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, August 2nd as part of their Baker’s Dozen run.Phishin’ With Matisyahu: How LSD “Turned My Entire World Inside Out”Matisyahu just released his latest album, Undercurrent, on May 19th, and will be on tour in support of the album throughout the summer. The album was created and produced by Matis and fellow band members Stu Brooks (bass, keys, musical director), Time Keiper (drums), and Aaron Dugan (guitar) only. No outside producers, no post-production — to put it plainly, no compromises and no frills. What came out of these sessions is music in its purest form, with special guest spots from friends and longtime collaborators BigYuki and Joe Tomino adding some timely flourishes throughout the album.Before Undercurrent, in September, Matis released the single “Love Born” (listen above) and discussed the track and its deeper meaning in context to both the good and bad that each of us goes through. “‘Love Born’ is about accepting pain and learning to transform it. It’s the ability to look back at one’s history and bring close those moments of pain and confusion and work with them in the present to evolve with strength to one’s future,” explains Matisyahu. “Life has no cushion, music has no net. This approach requires trust, patience, and a leap of faith that each player will listen to, and absorb what is happening around them, and be able to transform it into a collective whole.”Tickets for Matisyahu’s late-night performance at The Cutting Room are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Check out Our Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late Nights for a full slate of what’s happening after the party ends at Madison Square Garden.
The Center for European Studies (CES) recently announced its 2011-12 student grant winners, continuing its long tradition of promoting and funding student research on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual trends in modern or contemporary Europe. Thirty-seven undergraduates will pursue thesis research and internships in Europe this summer, while 12 graduate students have been awarded support for their dissertations over the coming year.CES undergraduate senior thesis travel grants fund summer research in Europe for juniors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences preparing senior theses. Graduate dissertation research fellowships fund students who plan to spend six months to a year in Europe conducting dissertation research, while graduate dissertation writing fellowships are intended to support doctoral candidates as they complete their dissertations. These grants and fellowships are funded by CES and by the Krupp Foundation. For more information, visit http://ces.fas.harvard.edu/.
In the first eleven months of 2017, tourists made 17,1 million arrivals and 85,6 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 13% in arrivals and an increase in overnight stays by 11% compared to the same period in 2016, according to data from the State Bureau. statistics (CBS).Domaći turisti u razdoblju od siječnja do studenoga 2017. ostvarili su 1,7 miljuna dolazaka i 5,8 milijuna noćenja, što je 5% više dolazaka i 3% više noćenja u odnosu na isto razdoblje 2016. Strani turisti ostvarili su 15,4 milijuna dolazaka i 79,8 milijuna noćenja, što je porast dolazaka za 14% i porast noćenja za 11% u odnosu na isto razdoblje prošle godine. Najviše noćenja stranih turista ostvarili su turisti iz Njemačke (24%), Slovenije i Austrije (svaka po 9%), Poljske (8%) te Češke i Italije (svaka po 6%).The city of Zagreb is the first in terms of the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays The highest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in November 2017 was recorded by the City of Zagreb County, 81 thousand arrivals and 149 thousand overnight stays, which is 26% of total arrivals and 22% of total overnight stays.Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Italy (9 thousand, which is 8% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists). Most overnight stays were realized in the group Hotels and similar accommodation (68%).Increase in arrivals and overnight stays of domestic and foreign tourists In November 2017, 308 thousand tourists came to commercial accommodation facilities, which is 9% more than in November 2016. Tourists realized 663 thousand overnight stays, which is 9% more than in November 2016.Domestic tourists came 6% more and realized 4% more overnight stays than in November 2016. Foreign tourists came 11% more and realized 12% more overnight stays in November 2017 than in the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists in November 2017 were realized by tourists from Austria (12%), Slovenia (11%), Germany (10%), Italy (8%), Korea, Republic (6%) and the USA and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Herzegovina (5% each).Source: CBS Tourists spent most nights in hotels U studenome 2017. najviše noćenja ostvareno je u hotelima, i to 433 tisuće noćenja, što je 65% ukupno ostvarenih noćenja. U usporedbi s istim razdobljem prošle godine, u tim vrstama smještaja ostvaren je porast dolazaka i porast noćenja turista za 9%.This is followed by overnight stays in rental rooms, apartments, studio apartments and holiday homes with 157 thousand overnight stays, which is 24% of the total overnight stays. Compared to the same period in 2016, in these types of accommodation there was an increase in arrivals by 29% and an increase in tourist nights by 19%.Turistima su u studenome 2017. bile ponuđene 73 tisuće soba, apartmana i mjesta za kampiranje s ukupno 170 tisuća stalnih postelja. U skupini Hoteli i sličan smještaj turistima je bilo raspoloživo ukupno 36 tisuća soba i apartmana s ukupno 72 tisuće stalnih postelja. Prosječna popunjenost soba bila je 30%, a stalnih postelja 24%.Tourists aged 35 to 44 spent the most nights The highest number of overnight stays in November 2017 was realized by tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 years, 129 thousand overnight stays, which is 19,4% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group from 45 to 54 years with 126 thousand overnight stays, which is 19,0% of the total overnight stays.Related news: ADVENT IN ZAGREB GENERATED OVER HALF A BILLION OF KUNA CONSUMPTION
Royal HaskoningDHV has just announced three key new appointments within its Water Business Line, to further drive the company’s successful partnerships in water– particularly flood resilience and smart water – and enhance its digital service development.The new appointments are: Lennart Silvis to the role of Global Director Water Partnerships & Business Development; Lisette Heuer as Global Director Flood Resilience, and Djeevan Schiferli as lead for the Digital Water Lab.Anke Mastenbroek, Director Business Line Water, said: “We are very clear on our direction for the Water business line, and these three appointments are pivotal in achieving our goals for growth, innovation and partnership, particularly in our Leading Services: Flood Resilience in Urban Areas and Smart Water in Cities.”“As a team we are enormously committed to driving solutions and innovations that will help address the world’s water challenges. Tackling flood resilience to smart water solutions for cities across the globe, we are now in an even stronger position to innovate, create and affiliate,” added Anke Mastenbroek.Lennart joins Royal HaskoningDHV after seven years as Managing Director of Netherlands Water Partnership. He will take on his new role as of 1 September 2018.Lisette has a 20-year track record in flood resilience and proven ability in boosting commercial performance. She is focusing on driving further growth; particularly in flood resilience for highly complex urban environments via innovation and digital solutions.Djeevan Schiferli joins Royal HaskoningDHV from Innogy and previously, IBM. He is leading the DigitalLab which focuses on developing new digital services and innovations and acts as a seed stage accelerator for emerging ideas to accelerate development and scaling up of digital and data driven services.