David Shaw of The Revivalists kicked off his annual Big River Get Down in his hometown of Hamilton, OH on Friday with a solo acoustic VIP performance billed as “An Evening with David Shaw” at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts.Ahead of the intimate solo show, Shaw paid a visit to his former teacher, Mrs. Whitt, at the local Highland Elementary School.David Shaw Visits His Fourth Grade TeacherThe intimate show saw Shaw work through a number of favorites from The Revivalists’ catalog in addition to a handful of covers like The Bee Gees‘ “To Love Somebody”. Shaw also welcomed fellow Big River Get Down performer Neal Francis to join him onstage for “Nobody Knows” and fellow members of The Revivalists, Zack Feinberg and Michael Girardot, for a number of songs to close the set.David Shaw – “To Love Somebody” [The Bee Gees cover][Video: Cynthia Robidoux]The main Big River Get Down festivities will take place today, Saturday, September 6th, at RiversEdge Amphitheatre featuring a headlining performance by The Revivalists in addition to sets bt The War And Treaty, Brent Cobb, Southern Avenue, Neal Francis, and Chris Gelbuda.The annual festival, which has morphed into a national destination for The Revivalists’ fans across the country, is a way for Shaw to give something back to a community that has given so much. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Big River Get Down and the eighth consecutive year The Revivalists will perform at RiversEdge. In 2017, Hamilton’s City Council adopted a law honorarily changing the name of the city to “JAM!LTON” and appointing David Shaw as Mayor of JAM!LTON on an annual basis during Big River Get Down.For Shaw, hosting Big River Get Down in his hometown is about more than just the music; it’s an effort to make the City of Hamilton an even better place to live, work, and play. “Being able to come back to my hometown and host an event like this is something I’ve always dreamed of doing since I started playing music,” Shaw shared in a press release. “It’s exciting to see people from all over the country coming to my hometown to share this experience with us. The Big River Get Down is also a great way for me to give something back to a community that has given me so much. Hamilton has made great strides over the past several years, and I’m thrilled this event can lend a hand in the City’s ongoing renaissance.”Tickets to Saturday’s festivities at RiversEdge Amphitheatre are still available here.Check out a gallery of photos from the intimate David Shaw acoustic performance below via photographer Ron Valle.David Shaw (Solo Acoustic) | Fitton Center For Creative Arts | Hamilton, OH | 9/6/19 | Photos: Ron Valle Load remaining images
MusiCares has announced the initial wave of artists for its 2020 “Person of the Year” concert event celebrating this year’s honorees, Aerosmith. The tribute performance will feature a star-studded lineup of performers including Alice Cooper, Gary Clark Jr., John Legend, and John Mayer. Foo Fighters, Yola, H.E.R., Emily King, and the Jonas Brothers will also join the star-studded lineup to pay homage to the Rock n Roll legends.Aerosmith Named MusiCares 2020 “Person of the Year”The event, which honors a musician or band every year for their contributions to music culture, will take place on January 24th, 2020 in Los Angeles—two days before the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center. The concert will see the lineup of musicians perform songs from Aerosmith’s extensive catalog with the help of musical director Greg Philinganes.Previous MusiCares Person of the Year presentations have honored Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Lionel Richie, and Bob Dylan.A statement provided by MusiCares explains the reasoning for honoring Aerosmith at this years ceremony,Aerosmith will be recognized for their considerable philanthropic efforts and undeniable impact on American music history. Over the years, Aerosmith has shown support for a number of charity organizations around the world, including MusiCares and vocalist Steven Tyler’s own philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund, which supports young women who’ve suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.In its 30th year, the prestigious MusiCares Person of the Year tribute will feature a silent auction, VIP experiences, and a gala dinner before the award presentation. Proceeds from the event aid MusiCares in achieving its mission to provide a safety net of services to musicians, and those working in the industry, who need such services.[H/T MusiCares]
Karbon Speed is a new company, formed in 2012, but their founders are hardly freshmen in the industry. Two of the three main guys (Brian and Glen) also own XTerra wetsuits, the other (Justin) started his career with Oakley.As friends and triathletes, they were frustrated by the cost of aero wheels and thought there had to be a more efficient way to get quality carbon fiber wheels. They combined their manufacturing experience and triathlon industry knowledge and started Karbon Speed. Development started in fall 2011, and the company went live with products on September 5, 2012.Rather than reinvent the wheel, they took existing research on aerodynamics and braking surfaces and looked at how to bring all that to riders for a better price. That said, they’re using their own molds, not just catalog items. The rim profile was designed by an aerospace engineering firm with experience in high tolerance carbon fiber designs intended for high speed production.The rims are made of Toray T-700 carbon fiber and stick with a slightly modified V-shape. They did give it a bit of shaping at the leading edge and widen the rear a bit to add a bit of crosswind stability. Aero test data is available on their website, along with plenty of test videos.Two depths are available, 50mm and 88mm. Both are clincher and have 21mm widths.The brake track has a bonded on basalt surface. Basalt is a naturally occurring inorganic compound that comes from volcanoes and has really good heat dissipation. They mix it into the resin and carbon at the braking surface, which helps the rims handle much greater heat without having to add an alloy braking surface.The wheels use Novatec hubs and 20/24 bladed spokes. Claimed wheel weights are 708g (front) and 870g (rear) for the 50’s and 874g and 1018g for the 88’s. They’re available as single wheels or sets, and you can mix and match the sets. Front and rear combos are $2,200 including shipping directly to your door. Wheels are rated for riders up to 230 pounds, though they say they’ve tested with heavier riders (250lb) with no issues.“We’ve taken a lot of time to develop our wheel,” says co-founder Justin Li. “But convincing the market that our products are quality even though they’re made overseas isn’t isn’t something we’re going to fight with words. We believe in our products and are willing to put our money where our mouth is.”Instead, they’re offering a trade in program where you can send in select models of Zipp, HED, Reynolds, ENVE or Mad Fiber wheels. It’s a straight up trade, you only cover the cost of shipping your wheels to them, and the new Karbon Speed wheels are yours to keep. The program will run indefinitely through the end of 2012, and the point is to get people on the wheels and just try them. They’re hoping this proves that the wheels are just as good and just as fast as the bigger name brands. Trade in form is here.
Hot on the heels of the new Domane Disc is a rough road version for the high heels set. The new Trek Silque women’s endurance road bike takes the IsoSpeed features and slightly relaxed geometry of their rough road bike and finally gives it a proper female-specific version.The official release is coming soon with formal details and tech specs, but they’re in dealers as of last week, which is how we got this preliminary info and photos. Word is the Domane WSD (women specific design) versions, which were essentially rebadged frames with a couple of spec changes, will be going away in favor of the new Silque.The model shown here is the SLX, equivalent to a 5-series but with 600-series OCLV carbon fiber. That gives it a fairly high end spec with a seat mast rather than seatpost, which Trek has said imbues the biggest damping benefit to the IsoSpeed design. Up front, there’s a tapered fork with ridged sides and the same curve and offset axle placement as the Domane, suggesting it shares the asymmetric design to improve bump compliance.The IsoSpeed coupler (or decoupler, depending on your point of view) separates the seat tube and top tube/seatstay junction with a pivot and elastomer, allowing the full length of the seat tube to flex, acting like a giant leaf spring soaking up hits and vibration.This photo’s blown out intentionally to show the underside. Smooth operator, indeed.A BB90 bottom bracket makes for a very clean, flush crank interface and gives them maximum real estate for the downtube and chainstays to go wide.Tucked behind the cranks is their 3S chain keeper.The frame is DuoTrap compatible, blending their speed and cadence sensors into the chainstay.The lack of hidden fender mounts like on the Domane suggest this is a more race oriented edition.The SLX’s dark blue paint is infused with Trek’s See Glass, essentially finely ground glass blended with the paint for a whole ‘nutha level of sparkle in the sun. It’s gorgeous in person.The Silque SL will come in a black/white/fuschia color scheme with 4-series coding. Both appeared to have Bontrager’s tubeless ready Race wheels, but standard R3 tires. More as we get it.TrekBikes.com
Florida today reported four more locally acquired Zika cases, all from the same small area thought to be the source of nearly all of the infections, prompting a call from Gov. Rick Scott for Congress to return to Washington, DC, to pass a stalled Zika funding bill.Meanwhile, Texas reported its first fatal Zika-linked microcephaly case, in a baby born to a mother infected outside the United States.Local Florida cases climb to 21In a statement, Scott said the newest cases are all from a small area of the Wynwood neighborhood, less than 1 square mile. The illnesses lift Florida’s non-travel Zika cases to 21.The Wynwood neighborhood is just north of downtown Miami and is a popular restaurant and entertainment district.The Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) said in its daily Zika update that all four of the patients were exposed in the already-identified area of concern in Miami-Dade County and that it still believes active transmission is confined to that area.Officials said they are still investigating where the virus exposure occurred in a local case reported yesterday in a Palm Beach County resident. Florida Health also said it is investigating where one other case-patient from outside the identified area contracted Zika virus.Scott said that earlier this summer he allocated $26 million in state funding to fight Zika virus and that he has been meeting with local officials to ensure they have what they need for outbreak response. “But every day that passes that Congress and the president fail to come to an agreement hinders our national response to Zika. This is not only an issue affecting us here in Florida—this is a national issue.”He also said the Obama administration hasn’t fulfilled Florida’s request for an extra 10,000 Zika prevention kits for pregnant women or handed down a detailed plan for how Florida can work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to apply for emergency response funds.In its update today, Florida Health said 14 more travel-related Zika cases have been reported, increasing the total to 369. Two more illnesses were reported in pregnant women, lifting that number to 57.Texas newborn dies from Zika complicationsIn Texas, a baby who died shortly after birth in Harris County had Zika-linked microcephaly, according to an announcement today from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).The baby’s mother had been infected while in Latin America, and the baby contracted the virus during her pregnancy, according to the report, which added that both infections are classified as travel-related.Harris County Public Health (HCPH) said the baby, a girl, had birth defects including microcephaly.John Hellerstedt, MD, said in the TDSHS statement, “Zika’s impact on unborn babies can be tragic, and our hearts are with this family.” He added that the department’s top mission is to do everything it can to protect unborn babies from the devastating effects of the virus.The findings in the baby mark Texas’s second Zika-linked microcephaly case and are the state’s first fatality from Zika complications. The first was reported on Jul 13 and also involved an infant born in Harris County to a mother who was likely infected in Latin America.So far Texas has logged 99 Zika cases, including the two infants.Other developmentsThe Cayman Islands have identified their first locally transmitted Zika virus case, in a man from George Town who became ill on Jul 25, according to a statement today from the territory’s Health Services Authority. A blood sample tested at the Caribbean Public Health Agency was positive for Zika virus, and an investigation found that he had not traveled to any areas where the disease is circulating.News of the first local Zika cases in the continental United States has stoked Americans’ fear of the disease, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. In June, the poll revealed that 67% of respondents were “not too” or “not at all” worried about Zika virus, but that number fell slightly to 65% in the most recent poll.See also:Gov. Scott’s Aug 9 statementAug 9 Florida Health updateAug 9 TDSHS press releaseAug 9 HCPH statementJul 13 CIDRAP News Story “Texas reports Zika microcephaly; CDC says Olympic risk low”
Jun 25, 2020 PANCAP Advocates for Treatment Continuity for People Living… What is PANCAP? PANCAP is a Caribbean regional partnership of governments, regional civil society organizations, regional institutions and organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and contributing donor partners which was established on 14 February 2001. PANCAP provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, coordinates the response through the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS to maximize efficient use of resources and increase impact, mobilizes resources and build capacity of partners. – 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme of Support for Wider Caribbean Cooperation Under the 10th (EDF) Programme of Support for Wider Caribbean Cooperation, PANCAP will strengthen coordination on human rights issues in keeping with the Justice For all Roadmap through the HIV and AIDS Thematic Task Force in CARIFORUM. – CARIFORUM CARIFORUM refers to the Grouping of Caribbean States, which are signatories of the Georgetown Agreement establishing the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). The ACP grouping is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states. CARIFORUM is the recipient of and manages the implementation of Caribbean Regional Indicative Programmes financed by the EDF and Caribbean regional programmes financed by individual Member States of the European Union. It also provides technical assistance to agencies/institutions implementing projects under these programmes. – European Union The Member States of the European Union have decided to link their expertise, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders. Background to the PANCAP Justice for All (JFA) Roadmap The PANCAP Justice for All (JFA) Programme was established in September 2013 as a regional response to the UN High-Level Political Declaration (June 2011) designed to reduce AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. The objectives of the JFA Roadmap are: Enhancing family life and focusing on those in need Increasing access to treatment and affordable medicines Reducing gender inequality including violence against women, girls and adolescents Promoting prevention with special reference to sexual and reproductive health and rights including age-appropriate sexual education Implementing legislative reforms for modifying AIDS-related stigma and discrimination Helpful links:PANCAP Justice for All (JFA) programme – https://pancap.org/what-we-do/justice-for-all/ 10th European Development Fund Project (EDF) – https://pancap.org/pancap-work/10th-european-development-fund-project/ Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Priority Areas Coordinating Committee (PACC) Convenes… The objectives of the Forum are to identify the barriers to achieving the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 Targets including stigma and discrimination. The Forum will also seek to define parliamentarians’ legislative, representational and oversight roles in addressing the barriers to ending the AIDS epidemic. Participants will also discuss and agree on a timeline for specific actions to be undertaken by parliamentarians. In an invited comment, H.E. Dr. Jeniffer Geerlings-Simons, Speaker of the National Assembly, Suriname said: “Fundamental rights and liberties for all, justice and fairness are common ideals that the people of Suriname strive towards and hold dear. These ideals are underpinned by the values enshrined in our constitution, which include peaceful coexistence, mutual respect, and equality. Our nation, therefore, is one where consideration needs to be given to those who are rendered more vulnerable and/or marginalized, which brings us to a specific quest: work together, across sectors, creeds and other seeming differences and unite to realize the commitments we’ve made as a country, as a partnership, as a region, and as a world. 90-90-90 by 2020 and End AIDS by 2030!” Parliamentarians to define their legislative, representational and oversight roles to address the challenges towards ending the AIDS Epidemic Call for non-partisan approach to issues related to stigma, discrimination and HIV transmission as PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum concludesDeputy Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat, challenges parliamentarians to implement CARICOM Model Anti-Discrimination Bill The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum, 30 – 31 May, Kingston, Jamaica, concluded with recommendations from parliamentarians on a non-partisan approach to issues related to stigma, discrimination and HIV transmission. Approximately…June 1, 2017In “CARICOM”St. Kitts/Nevis Prime Minister to attend PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians ForumFriday, May 12, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis at the PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum from 30 – 31 May, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. In addition to Prime…May 12, 2017In “Jamaica”Suriname Faith Leaders to establish main goals for inter-religious network Emphasis on contributing to end AIDS (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat) The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), will host the Suriname National Faith Leaders Consultation in Suriname 19 -20 October, 2018. The consultation is being held with funding from the CARIFORUM 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme of Support for…October 19, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Apr 24, 2020 Jun 3, 2020 Friday, 19 October 2018 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), will host a Parliamentarians Sensitization Forum in Suriname 22- 23 October, 2018. The Forum is being held with funding from the CARIFORUM 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme of Support for Wider Caribbean Cooperation. The Forum is part of a series of engagements involving parliamentarians under the PANCAP Justice for All Programme (JFP). Parliamentarians will be sensitized on issues regarding their advocacy role for the elimination of stigma and discrimination, as well as their legislative, representational and oversight roles. NAP Managers and CSOs urged to use COVID-19 as an… You may be interested in… Jun 23, 2020 The Caribbean’s Remarkable Response to COVID-19
I’m not so sure it will. Arcadia may have lived to fight another day after intu’s valiant stand was negated by Landsec’s last-gasp save, but Sir Philip doesn’t look to have a huge amount of fight left in him. There certainly wasn’t much fighting talk this week after it emerged that a group of US landlords, led by Vornado, had filed a legal challenge against Arcadia’s decision to put its US subsidiary into administration.Then again, after the battering he has taken over recent weeks (not just over Arcadia), who can blame him? It must have been pretty demoralising to realise that his relieved assertion after the vote that “a win is a win” was a tad premature.The battle may be over, but the war has just begun – on multiple fronts. The least of these is the US. Far bigger is the UK front, where Arcadia now has to work out what its future looks like having been yanked from the brink by its UK landlords. There are those who think the only way is up. It is true that the CVA process seems to have worked for New Look, which had its CVA approved in March 2018 and, coincidentally, had its credit rating upgraded by Moody’s on the day of the Arcadia creditors’ vote, for the second time in just a few months.But Arcadia is a very different animal to New Look. It is – or was – a retail empire. The best-case scenario is savage cuts in the still huge number of stores and staff. The question is: how deep will the cuts go – and can it get its fashion mojo back?Some think Green will close everything other than Topshop and possibly Dotty Ps then look for a buyer. He will certainly look to get shot of a lot more stores over the next 18 months as leases come up for renewal, especially among the 194 he wanted big rental discounts on.And don’t be surprised if brands such as Miss Selfridge and Evans become concessions in larger Topshop stores and migrate online. Whether Green is too late to the online party, time will tell. Ditto whether he decides to stay in the retail game or gets out before there is nothing left to get out of. If the former, he urgently needs to refresh and reposition every brand. Even the once mighty Topshop has lost its relevance and become to young hipsters what M&S is to middle-aged fashionistas – #mehtoo.In the meantime, he could yet rue telling the BBC that Arcadia “didn’t come close to collapse”. While he added “we won the vote”, some have questioned whether he meant that Arcadia was never close to collapse. If that is the case, then a CVA was not a legitimate course of action, and the US landlords currently spoiling for a fight that Green may not have much stomach for could well use it against him.RESI 2019 callingToday is the last day to get your hands on an early-bird ticket to RESI 2019. This year’s theme is ‘From 2020 to 2040 Vision: A Brave New Mixed-up World’ and we have already lined up a stellar cast of speakers, including housing minister Kit Malthouse. To book your ticket and find out more about this year’s convention, go to resiconf.com. Don’t miss out!
Although a New York State Supreme Court justice did not issue the requested temporary restraining order, opponents of a recent settlement between the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Sand Land mining and composting operation in Noyac have been given some additional time to plead their case.Justice Kimberly O’Connor last week ordered both sides back to court on Tuesday, April 30, to present additional arguments. In the meantime, she extended until May 3 a public-comment period on the DEC’s controversial decision to give Sand Land another eight years to mine the site off Millstone Road after just last fall announcing it would rescind the company’s mining permit.Southampton Town, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, the Noyac Civic Council, environmental groups, and neighboring property owners, including several limited liability corporations related to the Bridge golf course, filed suit in Albany County on April 17, seeking to overturn the settlement.Southampton Town attorney James Burke said Sand Land and Wainscott Sand and Gravel had agreed to not disturb a three-acre area commonly called the “stump dump” until after that conference.Opponents of Sand Land say the sandmining operation, which grew to include the recycling of construction debris and composting of tree stumps, leaves, and other vegetative waste, posed a threat to the groundwater. Those concerns were heightened when a study by the Suffolk County Department of Health services revealed elevated levels of heavy metals, including lead and manganese, and other pollutants at the site.Last fall, noting that there was little, if any, sand left at the site, the DEC announced it would rescind Sand Land’s permit and order it reclaim the site, but last month, the DEC reversed course and said it had agreed to an eight-year-extension of the permit and would give Sand Land another two years after that to reclaim the site.“We want an explanation as to how you go from saying on September 10 there is no more sand to giving them eight more years,” Burke said on April 22. Besides raising environmental concerns, the suit claims the DEC has erroneously allowed Sand Land to expand its mining operation by including the three-acre stump dump and other areas that were supposed to have been reclaimed [email protected] Share
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