A solid jobs report and company earnings spurred U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday, driving the S&P 500 to its second straight weekly gain.The Nasdaq composite hit an all-time high for the second time this week. The benchmark S&P 500 index closed less than 0.1 percent below the record high it reached on Tuesday.Technology and consumer-focused companies did the most to push the market higher. Stocks in the communications, industrial, financial and health care sectors also notched solid gains as traders cheered surprisingly good earnings from United States Steel, Weight Watchers and other companies.Investors also welcomed the government’s latest snapshot of U.S. employment, which showed that job growth surged in April past economists’ forecasts and unemployment fell to a five-decade low.“Overall, this was a solid report that should assuage fears that the U.S. economy is losing momentum,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial.
Last month, members of The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, The New Deal, Thievery Corporation, and The Motet joined forces with some of Denver’s favorite local players to once again blast off on the Dance Party Time Machine.From Elvis to Holy Ghost and everything in between, this one of a kind collaboration dazzled the sold-out crowd with an eclectic mix of dance party favorites ranging from old school disco and funk, to 80s pop, 90s hip hop, and even current day hit makers like Anderson .Paak.Watch Members Of The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, The Motet, More Cover The Crystal Method In Denver [Pro-Shot Video]After some serious electronic dance jams coming from TDB and friends, things took a turn towards the smooth with a cover of INXS‘s “Need You Tonight”, bringing a sexier vibe to the proceedings. This 80s classic had the crowd singing along and showing off their moves before a funked out jam whipped things into a frenzy. Check out the video for “Need You Tonight” along with the full setlist and show audio below.“Need You Tonight” (INXS) – Dance Party Time Machine[Video: J2G LIVE- Concerts, Events, Party Buses]Setlist: Dance Party Time Machine | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO | 3/29/19Set 1:Walk of Life (Dire Straits)Bam Bam (Sister Nancy)I’m Alright (Kenny Loggins)Golden Years (David Bowie)Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley)Party All The Time (Eddie Murphy)You’re So Gangster (Chromeo)Do It Again (Holy Ghost)Slippery People (Talking Heads)Dance Hall Days (Wang Chung)Rock The Casbah (The Clash)Set 2:Check Yo Self Medley (Ice Cube, Grandmaster Flash, and Puff Daddy)Ghetto Superstar (Pras ft ODB and Maya)Come Down (Anderson Paak)I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ (Scissor Sisters)Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)Better Off Alone (Alice DeeJay)Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)If I Had No Loot (Tony Toni Tone)Need You Tonight (INXS)Busy Child (The Crystal Method)
The Colombo District Organizer of the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) Mohamed Farouk Mohamed Fawaz, was today ordered by court to be further remanded until May 21.He was arrested earlier this month over the Easter Sunday bombings which was blamed on the NTJ. Mohamed Fawaz was presented to court after being grilled by the Police for 72 hours under the emergency regulations and remanded till today.
The Guatemalan Air Force will provide a helicopter to help combat the fire that has been affecting Costa Rica’s Chirripó National Park for the last week and has consumed 150 hectares of valuable forest, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced on March 4. The helicopter will serve to drop loads of water from the air and to transport personnel working on containing the fire on the ground, among other logistical aspects, the CNE explained. The Costa Rican government requested the help of friendly countries in combating the fire in this national park, located in the Southern Pacific region, following a week of efforts that proved insufficient to halt the advance of the flames. At the moment, “the fire is sustained, and work is now prioritizing control and liquidation,” for which the Guatemalan air support will be decisive, the CNE indicated. Chirripó National Park, in the Talamanca mountain range, is the home of the peak of the same name, the country’s highest at 3,820 meters. The area, protected by law, contains a variety of climate environments, from the highland ecosystem at the mountain’s peak to the humid tropical forest on its lower slopes, with valuable plant and animal species that run the risk of devastation. Given the absence of rain and the force of the winds, forest fires have increased in Costa Rica in the last three months, reaching a “historical record” of 27, according to matching figures from the CNE and the Corps of Firefighters. Nevertheless, the fire in Chirripó National Park is the year’s most extensive and destructive. By Dialogo March 06, 2012