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LCD Soundsystem Tapped For Another North American Music Festival

first_imgThe WayHome Music & Arts Festival in Oro-Medonte, ON has just revealed over 65 performing artists for their 2016 festivities! Held from July 22-24, the festival will see headlining sets from LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and The Killers.There’s a lot to like about the festival’s full lineup, with appearances from Major Lazer, M83, HAIM, CHVRCHES, Ray LaMontagne,, FKA Twigs, Future, Chet Faker, Arkells, Beirut, Gary Clark Jr., Mac DeMarco, Foals, The Arcs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Matt and Kim, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Third Eye Blind, X Ambassadors, and a whole lot more.You can scope the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for more information.last_img read more

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Four Dead in Ontario Medical Helicopter Crash

first_imgMOOSONEE, Ontario (AP) – Ontario’s air ambulance service is confirming four of its employees have died after one of its helicopters crashed in northern Ontario. The Ornge air ambulance service says no one survived the accident near Moosonee, Ontario early Friday. Ornge says two pilots and two paramedics were on board the aircraft, but no patients. The air ambulance service says it lost contact with the Sikorsky S76 shortly after takeoff from its base in Moosonee around midnight. Canada’s Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will be investigating the cause. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.last_img read more

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Standert Triebwerk Disc, a modern steel road bike so you can just switch off…

first_imgThe Triebwerk has long been Berlin bikemaker Standert’s go-to steel road bike, whether for road racing or daily riding. Last year it got a modern v3 update with rim brakes, and now a v3 disc brake version for even more versatility.In a world of lighter, stiffer, more aero carbon bikes, the Triebwerk Mach3 Disc is a bike for cyclists who just want to ride bikes, and don’t feel the need to fall down the rabbit hole of chasing the next latest, greatest carbon race machine that is likely to be obsolete next season.Standert Triebwerk Mach3 Disc modern steel road bikeStandert produced the epitome of the perfect cycling promotional video for the new steel disc brake road bike. Actually, that’s not really true. This is a steel road bike, not the latest tech-infused aero carbon wunderbike. So, they just went out and rode some roads, took some shaky video from the car, and added some amusing but accurate subtitles for commentary. The general consensus seems that this is a road bike, it is made for riding roads, and that’s pretty much it. But isn’t that what most of us actually want in a road bike anyway?c. Standert, ride photos by Savannah van der NietThe new Triebwerk Mach3 Disc is Standert’s first steel, disc brake road bike (after their scandium alloy Kreissäge Disc.) And it is meant for riders who want to get back to the core of road riding for the fun of it.You want to switch off. You want to breathe. You want to enjoy.You want to experience speed, you want to glide along, you want agility and comfort. You want to climb like a goat and descend like on rails. You want all this, that’s why you ride.You want Real Road Cycling.You get the Triebwerk Disc.Tech detailsSure, it is just a steel road bike, but the Triebwerk Mach3 Disc gets all the modern road disc details… The frame itself is welded & painted in Taiwan from a carefully selected Columbus tubeset for a balance of light weight & a classic steel ride. Its 44mm headtube is paired with a full carbon, 1.5″ tapered steerer Columbus Futura Disc fork and a Chris King InSet headset.The frame features 12mm thru-axles and flat mount discs, together with sleek internal cable routing that stays inside around the T47 threaded bottom bracket, exiting just at the end of the stays. That’s in large part due to the extra space in the oversized bottom bracket shell, but also due to the UK-made, Rideworks CNC-machined BB.The Triebwerk Disc uses a 27.2 seatpost with a conventional clamp, and a 31.8mm front derailleur band clamp. Max tire clearance is officially 28mm on modern wide rims, with a bit of room to spare. Claimed weight for a 56cm frame is 1830g, plus 440g for the uncut carbon fork.Road geometryThe Triebwerk Disc comes in seven sizes (48-60cm), and features pretty standard road race-focused geometry that Standert prefers for all around road riding.The three smallest use Standert’s Project Compact geometry that has been developed with a more forward position to give smaller riders the same performance on 700c wheels without conventional compromises. The steeper seat angles, slightly taller headtubes, and lower bottom brackets put the rider further forward for more balanced weight and better control, without compromising steering geometry or excessive toe overlap.Pricing & Availability2019 Standert Triebwerk Disc Limited EditionIf all of that sounds good and you want to buy a modern steel, disc brake road bike, the Triebwerk Disc is available as a frameset for 1600€ in all black, or 1700€ in Standert’s Limited Edition team paint job.2019 Standert Triebwerk Disc Dark Night SRAM Force eTap AXSComplete bikes are available for 3400€ with a SRAM Rival 22 groupset, or 4300€ with a Force eTap AXS 2×12 wireless groupset (again with a 100€ premium for the LTD paint scheme.) Both builds get a Chris King headset, Zipp Service Course SL cockpit, Fizik touch points, and tubeless-ready Hunt Aero Light Disc alloy wheels wrapped in 28mm non-tubeless Vittoria Corsa Control tires.The new bikes are available now in person in Standert’s Berlin shop. Or complete bikes can be shipped anywhere in Europe, or framesets anywhere in the world.Standert.delast_img read more

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Governor appoints Rutland attorney John Valente to Superior Court

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Governor Peter Shumlin announced today that he will appoint attorney John Valente, a shareholder and director at the Rutland law firm of Ryan, Smith, and Carbine, Ltd., to the Vermont trial bench. Valente fills the seat left open by the retirement of Judge David Suntag. John Valente’s practice currently centers around workers’ compensation, employment, and business disputes.  He also has a mediation practice and has previously handled property, contract, and civil claims.  He is the current Chair of the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank, and a member of the Vermont Capital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee.  He also serves on the Rutland Economic Development Corporation board, and is a prior chair of the boards of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce.John Valente, left, with Governor Shumlin at a Vermont Chamber of Commerce event in February 2014. VBM photo.“I am proud to appoint to the Vermont bench someone of John’s compassion, fairness, and a long-standing family commitment to our legal system.  John’s warmth, accessibility, and innate sense of fairness will serve Vermonters and the Vermont judiciary well,” Shumlin said.John Valente was born in Rutland and is the son of former Vermont trial judge Silvio Valente, also a native of Rutland, who served as a Vermont judge for 24 years.“I am greatly honored that Governor Shumlin has chosen me to serve on the Superior Court,” said Valente.  “Our system of justice affects people’s lives on a daily basis and with that comes great responsibility: to be neutral, to be committed to the rule of law and to the administration of justice. I am humbled by this opportunity to serve my fellow Vermonters, as my father did for over two decades.”John is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University School of Law. He and his wife Paula live in Rutland City.last_img read more

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Bicycle Friendly Businesses in all 50 US states

first_imgIn celebration of National Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists has welcomed 34 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs). They join 1,343 businesses in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia that have earned BFB status.List of new and renewing BFBsAll BFBs to date“As we celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize a new class of businesses that are making their communities safer, happier, healthier and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We’re thrilled that the Bicycle Friendly Business program has surpassed 2,000 applicants and that we now have BFBs in every state.”This year, Hawaii gained its first BFB with National Weather Service Honolulu and Central Pacific Hurricane Center, which earned a Bronze award. Florida had a first, as well, with Mack Cycle and Fitness in South Miami garnering the state’s first Platinum award.Many BFBs stand out for their creative ways of promoting biking to work. Mahlum Architects, a new Bronze BFB in Portland, Oregon, has an employee commuter map, that ‘includes a bicycle icon at each employee address on the map, so people can see which colleagues who ride to work live near them and encourage a commuter buddy system.’New Gold BFB, Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, ‘offers US$5 for every 50 miles that any employee rides to work and has rewards for anyone that joins the Bike2Work Club. It also rewards employees if they meet goals that they set to bike or walk to work. Any Bronson employee can also ride any Kalamazoo bus for free and in 2016 the organisation had over 11,000 rides by Bronson employees.’Another Michigan business, Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, rose from Silver to Gold BFB status this round. The brewery offers two bicycle-related incentives for employees. ‘The first is the Greg Brown III Helmet Reimbursement Program. Greg was an employee who was hit while riding and while he spent months recovering, ultimately his helmet saved his life. The organisation offers a US$50 reimbursement for a helmet purchase in his honour. A second incentive program is a 50% reimbursement up to US$250 for active related purchases. Employees have used this program for new bikes, parts and cycling apparel.’The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partner Dero Bike Racks and League members.www.bikeleague.org/businesswww.bikeleague.org/BFA Relatedlast_img read more

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National Running Show announces Sustainability Policy

first_img Related The organisers of The National Running Show have announced a Sustainability Policy for the UK events taking place in Birmingham on 25-26 January 2020 and in London on 13-14 June 2020.With the award-winning show now preparing for its ‘third and biggest year at Birmingham’s NEC’, and looking forward to an inaugural event in London next summer, the aim of the Sustainability Policy is to ‘offset the environmental impact of the event at every stage in the production chain.’The show will be taking a number of measures to help visitors and exhibitors manage the impact of their attendance at either show, whilst also challenging its contractors to be more sustainable.Sustainable initiatives include working with Energy Revolution to offset travel to and from the event. The Travel Carbon Calculator will be promoted to exhibitors and visitors; and the entire National Running Show team will be offsetting the carbon impact of their travel in this way.Further measures include printing the show guides on A5 recycled paper, providing 100% biodegradable visitor bags in partnership with Runderwear and encouraging exhibitors to use reusable fabric graphics.The National Running Show is also working closely with its main contractor, Freeman, which has its own detailed and extensive sustainability policy. With the majority of Freeman’s work involving the production of exhibitions and events, it is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, with many of its systems designed for re-use over many years.From shell schemes to furniture, floor coverings and electrical installations, Freeman will be supporting The National Running Show in ‘providing environmentally responsible solutions for the 2020 events.’Venue initiatives specific to the event at the NEC include the venue being a zero to landfill venue, with an average recycling rate of 80%. The NEC also has a policy that waste should not travel more than 30 miles from site, which helps to minimise carbon emissions and support local businesses.All recycling, general waste, food waste, glass waste, metal waste and wood waste from the NEC is therefore transported to local plants for sorting and re-use. Waste is utilised for energy and to generate electricity, and compost is sold to local farmers as fertiliser. Discarded items are also donated to local community groups for re-use and to support community projects.The National Running Show is the UK’s biggest independent running exhibition and ‘more than 60,000 visitor ticket registrations are expected for the 2020 show in Birmingham’. The event will once more bring together runners, sports brands, retailers, nutrition experts, race organisers, communities and expert speakers for a weekend-long celebration of running.Mike Seaman, Director of Raccoon Events, said “We are delighted to release our Sustainability Policy for The National Running Show and to be working with many different people to reduce the environmental impact of the show from 2020 onwards. The running community as a whole tends to have good environmental awareness and we hope that our sustainability practices will be well received and mirrored by both our visitors and exhibitors.“It is important that we all take responsibility and do our bit to protect the planet. We have plenty of exciting plans in place for 2020 and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the show in Birmingham in January and then in London in June.”View the Sustainability Policy for The National Running Show Birmingham and The National Running Show London. Anyone wishing to discuss the Sustainability Policy or suggest new initiatives can contact Mike directly via mike[at]raccoonevents.com .The third edition of The National Running Show in Birmingham takes place on 25th-26th January 2020. Tickets cost £10 for both days. The National Running Show London takes place on 13th-14th June 2020. Tickets for this show are currently free.The National Running Show B2B Networking Dinner takes place at 19:00 GMT on Saturday 25th January.www.nationalrunningshow.comwww.nationalrunningdinner.comlast_img read more

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Seminar On Trade And Investment In Guyana And Suriname

first_img Oct 7, 2020 You may be interested in… Barbados PM Offers Solution to COVID-19 Economic Fallout Barbados Prime Minister Nominated To Chair World Bank, IMF… Aug 14, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 (Barbados Government Information Service)The business community in Barbados will soon become more aware of the trading and investment opportunities available in the Republics of Guyana and Suriname. A seminar to provide in-depth information on the opportunities available in these South American countries will be hosted by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, on Tuesday, October 29, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, at 9:00 a.m. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is expected to deliver an address at the opening ceremony. During the session, members of the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Surinamese business persons will discuss doing business in that country and speak about current business opportunities in that market.center_img Presentations on Guyana will be done by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association, the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. It is expected that officials from the investment arm of Guyana, Go-Invest, and Guyana’s Ministry of Agriculture, will participate in the seminar via video link-up, where they will provide answers to queries from participants. Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 11, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important UK appoints New Special Trade Envoy to Caribbean Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Presidential Message On Cinco De Mayo 2020

first_imgFrom President Donald Trump:I send my warmest greetings to all who are celebrating Cinco de Mayo.Today’s celebration is usually filled with joyous gatherings of families and friends rejoicing in a unique part of Mexico’s rich history. Although this year’s celebration may not include the usual festivities and parades, the holiday’s underlying story of perseverance and resilience is as relevant as ever. On this day 158 years ago, the Mexican army mounted a monumental defense of freedom, defeating imperialist French forces in the Battle of Puebla. The battle reminds us that great challenges and hardships can be overcome by unwavering resolve and a determined spirit.Melania joins me in recognizing the Mexican American community for its numerous exceptional contributions to our country, particularly today with so many Americans of Mexican descent serving on the frontlines in our fight against the coronavirus.¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!last_img read more

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Austerity cuts deep into Guildford and Crawley offices

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Southampton Town’s Great East End Clean-Up Happening This Weekend

first_imgGirl Scouts volunteered during a previous Great East End Clean-up. Courtesy Southampton TownGrab your gloves and garbage bags, it’s time pick up litter.The Great East End Clean-Up, a Southampton Town initiative for more than a decade, is usually held in the spring, but when the pandemic struck, it was postponed and now it has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4.Hundreds of residents, ranging in age, usually take part in cleaning up roadsides, trails, parks and beaches. One year, volunteers collected more than 50 tons of garbage throughout the town.“This is my first year coordinating the Great East End Clean-up and it’s great to be a part of this community driven event,” said Councilman Rick Martel. “No matter where you live in Southampton, we all live near parklands or waterways that need our help in keeping them clean.”Volunteers with their trash bags as they cleaned up an area of Southampton Town in a previous Great East End Clean-up, pre-COVID. Courtesy Southampton TownIndividuals as well as groups are welcome to sign-up, but town officials say they must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks. Volunteers can select an area of public property in need of cleaning. The town provides garbage bags and disposal passes for the Town recycling centers. Materials may be picked up by Friday at the Citizens’ Response Center at Southampton Town Hall or the North Sea Transfer Station office.For more information, or to register, residents may visit the Southampton Town website and follow the link for the Great East End Clean-Up or contact May Zegarelli at (631) [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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