Sloss Music & Arts Festival will return to Birmingham, AL from July 15th – 16th, bringing along a number of exciting performers for the ride. The 3rd annual Sloss Fest will see performances from a number of Southern-based rock groups, including Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, and Sturgill Simpson. Also headlining the event is Odesza, with Run The Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Spoon all coming in on the second line.The lineup has a lot to offer for fans of all genres, with Needtobreathe, Phantogram, Tycho, Judah & The Lion, Cherub, Conor Oberst, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Francis & The Lights, K. Flay, Waka Flocka Flame and more at this year’s event.You can see the full announcement below, and head to the festival’s website for details.
By Dialogo March 20, 2013 Venezuelan authorities arrested a Spanish citizen who was carrying a suitcase with ten kilos of cocaine and chocolate infused with the drug at the Maiquetía airport while he was trying to board a plane to Madrid, the Venezuelan government said on March 18. The “Bolivarian National Guard arrested a Spanish citizen carrying about 10 kilos of cocaine in Maiquetía on March 17,” Jorge Galindo, media coordinator at the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, posted on Twitter. The unidentified Spanish citizen “was carrying the cocaine in a suitcase with a double bottom, as well as the chocolates infused with the substance,” Galindo added. Venezuela seized 45 tons of drugs in 2012, half of which were cocaine shipments, according to official sources.
Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has reported third-quarter 2017 revenues at NOK 1.81 billion, relatively flat with NOK 1.85 billion in the corresponding period in 2016.Kongsberg’s largest business area has seen order intake in the quarter at NOK 1,67 billion, resulting in an accumulated order intake at quarter end of NOK 5,64 billion.For the first nine months of 2017, KM generated revenues of NOK 5.55 billion, almost NOK 1 billion less from the corresponding comparable period. According to the company, revenues are expected to stabilize in 2018, and profitability should gradually improve.EBITDA was NOK 176 million, with margin of 9.7 percent, compared to negative NOK 255 million same time last year, and negative margin of 13.8 percent.Kongsberg Maritime reported order backlog of NOK 4.9 billion, against NOK 5.2 billion at the end of Q2 2017.Number of employees at KM was reduced by 55 since June 30, 2017, and by 336 since end-2016.“Kongsberg Maritime has in the last two years carried out significant organisational changes and capacity adjustments that are beginning to yield improved profitability. This restructuring has been necessary both in dealing with lower demand in certain markets and at the same time due to intensified competition. Some markets are still challenging, but we expect the new organisation and business model to make Kongsberg Maritime more robust and better adapted to the current market situation and expected future development. We are continuing to take strategic positions with new concepts and focusing on segments with growth, and see considerable opportunities ahead of us,” says Geir Håøy, president & CEO.As a Group, Kongsberg generated profit after tax on NOK 79 million, on revenue of NOK 3.28 billion, versus loss of NOK 144 million on revenue of NOK 3.43 billion.
The best athlete in BiH, Amel Tuka, defended the title of the best in the 800m discipline at the 22nd International Athletic Rally in Velenje, Slovenia.Tuka, who set up the record in 800 meters last year, did not make another record this time but confirmed the standard for the London World Championships.“First place in Velenje with great 1: 45.34! The standard for the World Cup in London this year and currently the second highest score in Europe at 800 meters! Let’s go on for even better results,” said Tuka.(Source: faktor)