Following the news that Wireless Festival would no longer be going ahead this year, organizers have revealed
a three-day virtual festival coming LIVE to you at home July 3rd-5th 2020.
Not wanting to miss out on the hottest event of the summer, Wireless Connect will have an entire weekend’s worth of unseen performances, exclusive footage, and so much more.
Pre-recorded performances will be available in 360° virtual reality on the MelodyVR app with content streamed on the Wireless Facebook page. Bespoke pre-recorded content on Instagram and Twitter will direct you to your favorite artists’ stream so you never have to miss a moment!
With the full line up still to be announced, expect an incredible show from some of the hottest US and UK talent.
Experience the hype and get involved by setting up your own VIP Area at home, styling the hottest looks, streaming the day in VR, and loads more!
Melvin Benn, MD of Festival Republic says:
“There’s no more forward-thinking festival than Wireless, and there’s no more forward-thinking way of hosting a festival than in 360 VR.
We’ll be filming artists in MelodyVR’s amazing studio space in LA,
built just for this purpose
and in the historic theatre at Ally Pally, which MelodyVR will turn into Wireless Connect. No one has done this before…”
Wireless Festival would like to remind everyone to stay safe, stay alert and control the virus – practice safe social distancing and only host Wireless Connect parties within your own household groups, do not encourage group gatherings.
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Florida’s Disney Springs will reopen on May 20, but the rest of the Orlando resort will remain closed.
The first wave of Walt Disney World employees will be back at the park on Saturday to get a portion of the Florida resort ready for its partial reopening on May 20.
“Some are anxious to get back…
…because the unemployment system [in Florida] is completely broken,” said Eric Clinton, president of UNITE HERE, Local 362
On May 20, only sub-contracted shops will be open in the Disney Springs shopping and dining complex.
The next phase will start seven days later
Disney retail shops, such as World of Disney Store, and Disney eateries reopen. Disney is treating the safety of both guests and employees with the utmost seriousness.
All guests and employees will be required to wear masks.
Disney will provide employees with three washable masks. Guests will have their temperatures checked, and plexiglass dividers have been installed at registers. Guests will swipe their own payments cards, as they will no longer be handled by employees. And custodians will be retrained for high-touch areas.
Also, park employees will do self-assessments at home for symptoms of the virus before their shift, the company providing thermometers. No discipline will take place if employees miss work due to possible illness.
Any park employee who contracts the virus will be paid up to two weeks to quarantine, Clinton said.
Monday’s reopening of Shanghai Disneyland Park, “what you see there is a lot of what you’ll see here.” The sprawling China park requires all guests and staff wear masks, has line queues and rides marked for one-meter social distancing and is allowing far fewer guests daily (below 24,000) than the maximum capacity, which is 80,000.
Disney has also developed new global training for park employees to inform them about health and safety amid the pandemic, Clinton said.
For now, there have been no announcements about any part of Disneyland in Anaheim reopening. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek on Monday said it was still unsure when the domestic parks would reopen, as the decision would rely on state and local restrictions being lifted.
“We want to open up as soon as we can across the world…
…but we are going to do so in a responsible way,” said the exec. “We want to get our cast back to work as soon as possible.”
NBCUniversal announced that Universal Studios Orlando would partially reopen later this week. The Florida destination, along with the Hollywood theme park, has, like Disney, been shuttered since mid-March.
The CityWalk portion will reopen on Thursday, with select venues operating from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. There, all visitors will be required to wear masks and are subject to temperature checks, the company said. The Universal Studios park and Islands of Adventure will remain closed at least through May 31. Universal Studios Hollywood is also closed through that time.Post Views: 3
By Elizabeth Delphin — 4 years ago
A Southern California high school senior is hoping for a very unique commencement address for the Class of 2020 in the age of coronavirus — one delivered virtually by beloved former President Barack Obama.
The Student Lincoln Debenham, 17, a graduating senior from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, tweeted late Tuesday requesting Obama to deliver a “national commencement address” digitally to replace schools’ canceled ceremonies while the nation hunkers down at home.
“Like most high school/college seniors, I’m saddened by the loss of milestone events, prom & graduation.
In an unprecedented time, it would give us great comfort to hear your voice.
We ask you to consider giving a national commencement speech to the class of 2020″
Debenham wrote in his tweet, gathering nearly 95,000 likes and more than 20,000 retweets as of Wednesday evening.
Katie Hill, spokeswoman for Obama, responded they were aware of the tweets and “very flattered” but declined to comment further.
Debenham revealed to news sources that he had the idea after hearing that Obama had endorsed his vice president, Joe Biden, on Tuesday for the Democratic presidential nomination.
With the help of his older brother Eli, the two came up with a tweet that they felt conveyed the right message to ask Obama to participate in virtual graduation rites.
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Trivento launches #TheFirstWhiteMalbec on Iconic Sunset Cruise in New York City, Winemaker Maxi Ortiz Shares His Inspiration – Wine ReviewBy Joe Winger — 6 months ago
Trivento launches #TheFirstWhiteMalbec on Iconic Sunset Cruise in New York City, Winemaker Maxi Ortiz Shares His Inspiration.
There’s plenty of “other” product launches and then there’s Trivento’s Sunset Cruise launch for The First White Malbec. Clearly, Trivento is very excited.
A handful of NYC and East Coast wine and food experts board a luxury yacht, built in 1919, at Manhattan’s North Cove Premier Mega-Yacht Club & Marina. On-board, best-selling wine authors, top wine media, and NYC’s food and wine critics.
As we set sail, our wine glasses are filled with The First White Malbec in the world, produced by Argentina’s Trivento and Winemaker Maxi Ortiz.
It’s easy to be taken by the moment. You look up and see the majestic NYC coastline. Look around the yacht, even the most local New York cynics have their jaws agape. It’s just breath-taking to see.
Moments later, the crew aboard the Ventura Sailing Team are passing out delicious seafood and chicken-based appetizers to pair with Trivento’s White Malbec.
We sail through the bay, passing the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance, coming up on Governor’s Island and of course, The Statue of Liberty.
Why Trivento’s White Malbec is a world-class Innovation
For over 150 years, Malbec has been grown widely throughout Argentina. Its deep purple color, rich aromas of plums and red berries. It’s perfect for smooth, supple red wines.
The fact that Winemaker Maxi Ortiz dares to take an incredible red wine and turn it into a white wine, shows world-class innovation, confidence and vinification prowess. But as we’ll learn further below, it wasn’t an easy process.
Ortiz later explains in detail, it took 4 years of trial and error. Getting closer and closer, but not perfect enough for him. What we taste today is a culmination of his efforts and lessons.
What does Trivento’s White Malbec taste like?
By now most of us on the yacht have had a second taste of the wine. It’s opening up and blossoming beautifully.
The color is surprisingly clear, crystalline.
The nose has aromas of white peach, grapefruit, subtle hint of red fruit.
It’s a very easy-drinking wine. Especially in the summer. The mouth has a refreshing acidity, light body. Notes of green apple. Pairs beautifully well with the seafood and light chicken dishes served here. I could also see it with a garden salad, caprese or sushi. Be daring and try it with BBQ as the acid will cut into the fatty meat.
Hearing from Trivento’s Team, Juan Jose Gil
Juan Jose Gil directs the Trivento brand in the United States.
He explains that Trivento was founded in 1996 by the group Concha y Toro. It was the first time they left Chile to make an investment outside of their origin when they chose Mendoza, Argentina.
They started with a very small vineyard of 154 hectares. Today these Malbec experts have 12 vineyards in four different valleys and over 1,764 hectares of vines. They offer Malbec at every price point and every value tier.
The company has three pillars: Innovation. Sustainability. Excellence.
From Juan Jose Gil’s explanation, all 3 pillars are thriving together as we sip their most innovative wine, from grapes farmed on their sustainable vineyards, enjoying its excellent quality.
Winemaker Maxi Ortiz Reveals His White Malbec Process
Ortiz has been working at Trivento since 2006, helping to build it into the fourth biggest winery in Mendoza.
2019 was their first vintage of Trivento White Malbec. But it’s come a long way from what the world is tasting today.
However, for him, it’s a very special wine for more that just the innovation it represents, but also a positive impact on society:
“Sales from this wine
go to a scholarship program that helps students
with low economic resources and high academic performance to finish schooling.”
How did he create the white Malbec?
He revealed parts of his 4-year process. He picked the grapes the last week of January, 40 days earlier than regular. Then they quickly pressed the grapes in order to separate the skin from the pulp. However it’s not “white” yet. Then it was more of a rose.
Then he revealed the biggest secret of the process. A winemaking method that is common with red wines, but not whites. Ortiz got creative, invented and daring – and it worked. And unfortunately, we’re not going to share it here today. As competition is already growing!
“We were the first winery [back in 2019] to make a white wine with a red grape, which is the Malbec.
And it’s fantastic because nowadays you can see at least 10 different wineries making White Malbec.
So this is the first White Malbec and
in a way Trivento creates a new category of wine in Argentina.”
The quality is clearly there, As Ortiz explains further:
“The grapes came from the same region, from the same vineyard,
from the same places that we use for our [traditional Malbec] Reserve.”
For those who follow NYC weather, it was supposed to be thunderstorms the day of the Sunset Cruise. Bravely and happily, the launch decided to move forward anyway!
The weather was dramatic and cloudy (but dry) all throughout the cruise. Then, as if anointed by a higher power, just as Ortiz finished speaking, the rain started.
A slow, steady rinse that grew stronger. By the time we returned to dock, it was a heavy downpour. But no one was complaining. Wet smiles all around.
If Trivento White Malbec has a way of brightening your day even amidst a heavy thunderstorm, imagine what it can do for your backyard barbecue?
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