Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Cavium Announces Support for EdgeX Foundry for Edge and IoT Computing

Cavium, Inc. Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Cavium Networks)TAIPEI, Taiwan and SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking today announced support for EdgeX Foundry.™ Hosted by The…


Fresco Logic Launches Innovative F-One(TM) Multi-protocol Signal Aggregation Technology

Latest I/O Innovation drives modular design trend for smart phone, IoT, Industrial and Automotive applications
PORTLAND, Ore. and TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Fresco Logic, a leading developer of high-speed connectivity ICs and solutions, today announced…


SurgeCool Inc. releases cooling spray through Amazon

SurgeCool Inc sports & sleeveHeat Waves and Tropical Nights increase popularity for personal Cooling Products.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — With summer quickly approaching, SurgeCool Inc. drew the attention of consumers in May when it released both a cooling spray, which is applied directly onto…


Oakland International Airport will be home to two American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosks

Kathy Rogers, American Heart Association Executive Vice President for the Western States region, delivers remarks at Oakland International Airport where two American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosks debuted. A kiosk supported by Anthem Blue Cross Foundation is located near Gate 8, Terminal 1. The second kiosk supported by Chevron Corporation is near Gate 27, Terminal 2.OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – unveiled two Hands-Only CPR training kiosks today at Oakland International Airport during National…


Romeo & Juliette, Inc. Introduces New Luxury Line "Luxe De León" Launching Fall/Winter 2018

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Romeo & Juliette, Inc., the parent company to global footwear brand BEARPAW, is launching a luxury footwear line catering to men and women called Luxe De León. The new line will be made from high quality, rich leathers and will be inclusive…


Netflix Set to Join S&P 100; Twitter to Join S&P 500; REGENXBIO to Join S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 100, S&P 500 and S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open of trading on Thursday, June 7:

Netflix Inc. (NASD: NFLX) will replace Monsanto Company (NYSE:…


Castle Ridge Asset Management tasks Former JP Morgan Managing Director, Edwin Li, to Expand Artificial Intelligence Fund

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Castle Ridge Asset Management (“Castle Ridge”) is pleased to announce that Edwin Li, former Managing Director with JP Morgan’s New York based Equity Trading business, will join the firm as a Managing Partner to lead the international expansion of the…


Hear Beck's Remix of U2's 'Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way'

Beck reimagined U2’s stark ballad “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” as a synth-laced arena-rocker in a new remix of the Songs of Experience single. The songwriter revamped the track into a maximalist sing-along, speeding up the tempo to a danceable BPM and layering in shimmering keyboards and percussion.

“Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” marks Beck’s second remix from U2’s 14th LP, following “Free Yourself,” which appeared on the band’s limited-edition picture-disc vinyl edition of “Lights of Home” for Record Store Day. The group issued Songs of Experience, a thematic sequel to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, in December 2017.

Earlier last year, U2 celebrated the 30th anniversary of their acclaimed 1987 record, The Joshua Tree, with a lengthy tour. Beck – who released his 13th LP, Colors, in October – supported the band as openers on the final U.S. leg of the trek.

Both acts have tour dates scheduled throughout 2018. Beck has festival gigs booked for the summer and early fall, and U2’s ongoing Experience + Innocence Tour – in which they perform nearly all of Songs of Experience and few of their massive radio hits – continues throughout November.

U2 guitarist the Edge recently spoke to Rolling Stone, detailing how the trek was designed “for [their] committed fans” and previewing their future plans. “I think there’s been three tours that have been on each other’s heels pretty quickly,” he said. “I would say that we’ll probably take a little bit of a break at the end of this tour and regroup. There’s lots of ideas for the next records, but I think a bit of time off just to listen to music and to really feed our creative instincts is in order.”

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Doors Biographer Jerry Hopkins Dead at 82

Jerry Hopkins, an author and veteran Rolling Stone writer that served as the magazine’s Los Angeles corespondent in the late Sixties, died in Bangkok, Thailand on June 3rd after a long illness. He was 82. His wife Lamyai confirmed Hopkins’ death.

In 1980, Hopkins wrote No One Here Gets Out Alive, the definitive Doors biography that was used as the basis for Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie.

“It’s sad to say goodbye,” says Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. “Jerry was from the founding generation of Rolling Stone. He was a good friend.” 

Hopkins got his start in Rolling Stone when he mailed in a review of a Doors concert at the Shrine Exposition Hall in downtown Los Angeles after reading a request for content in the magazine’s fourth issue. The piece was so colorful that it ran as a full page in the February 10th, 1968 issue under the headline The Doors On Stage: Assaulting The Libido. “Morrison backs away from the microphone slowly, then suddenly collapses in the the middle as if he’d been shotgunned at point-blank range or else kicked in the scrotum,” he wrote. “It struck me as if Morrison were a marionette and his manipulator was suffering some sort of seizure.”

At the time, Hopkins was writing for underground newspapers in Los Angeles and running Headquarters, one of the first head shops in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he briefly served in the army and even worked on the Steve Allen Show as a booker charged with bringing bizarre personalities onto the program. But within a matter of months of filing his Doors review, he was on the Rolling Stone masthead as the Los Angeles correspondent and churning out memorable pieces like Frank Zappa: The Rolling Stone Interview along with extensive profiles of L.A. figures like Van Dyke Parks and Cass Elliot.

But nobody fascinated him like Morrison. “Morrison was the most interesting of all the rock stars I met because he was the best conversationalist,” Hopkins told L.A. Weekly in 2013. “Something I always had trouble with at Rolling Stone was that I was interviewing people whose avenue of communication was singing or playing an instrument. Why should anyone expect them to have a political opinion worth listening to? Most of them didn’t, but Morrison was interesting on a totally different level.”

He took a temporary hiatus from Rolling Stone to write Elvis: A Biography in the early 1970s, but returned in 1972 for a stint as the magazine’s London correspondent. While in Europe he began investigating the mysterious death of Jim Morrison. That work laid the groundwork for No One Here Gets Out Alive, which came out in 1980 and turned a new generation of fans onto the Doors. 

About a decade later, Stone bought the rights to the book along with Hopkins’ extensive research files about Morrison. “I have mixed feelings about the movie,” Hopkins told writer Scott Murray in 2007. “Mainly that it was so one-sided. Jim was a drunken fool, but that wasn’t all he was. I knew Morrison. I knew him to be a man who had a sense of humor about himself. He was a man of staggering intelligence … Forty percent of the movie is sheer fiction. Stone merged characters. He ignored chronology. It was Stone writing his version of the Sixties.”

In the aftermath of No One Here Gets Out Alive, Hopkins turned his attention nearly full-time to books, writing nearly 40 biographies on everyone from David Bowie to Jimi Hendrix to Don Ho.

Hopkins’ latter works, like Thailand Confidential, Bangkok Babylon and Asian Aphrodisiacs, chronicled his eclectic life and the people he encountered after moving to Bangkok in 1993. He stayed there until his death and reveled in the more lurid aspects of the city. In many interviews, he spoke openly about his encounters with transgender prostitutes. “Being a bottom feeder has a long literary tradition,” Hopkins told LA Weekly in 2013. “There’s a whiff of danger about Bangkok. I hate to romanticize dirt, but we’re talking whores and drugs and the fun things in life.”

Hopkins is survived by his wife Lamyai along with his son Nick and daughter Erin.

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Travel Insurance Alert: Guatemala Volcano Erupts, Airport Closes

InsureMyTrip.com corporate logo (PRNewsFoto/InsureMyTrip) (PRNewsFoto/InsureMyTrip)WARWICK, R.I., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday, prompting area evacuations. The threat of volcanic ash also forced aviation officials to close the capital’s La Aurora International Airport, leaving many travelers stranded. The active volcano is…