This year’s Disc Jam Music Festival right around the corner is set to take place from June 8th-11th in Stephentown, NY. In preparation of the celebration, Live For Live Music has created a special Spotify playlist highlighting many of the 60+ acts featured on the lineup.Take a listen to Break Science‘s “Brain Reaction” (ft. Redman & Lettuce), “Nightswimming” by Turkuaz, the latest single from The Motet titled “Supernova,” the Manic Focus ft. GRiZ track “Life Goes On,” TAUK‘s “Program Select,” Dopapod‘s “Present Ghosts,” Aqueous‘ “Staring Into the Sun” from their latest live release Element Pt. I, and a plethora of other artists that are on the full lineup.Disc Jam 2017: From The Little Festival That Could To A Massive Summer AffairThis 40-song playlist is full of great tracks that deserves a listen, including Electric Beethoven, Ghost-Note, Congo Sanchez, Roots of Creation, lespecial, Swift Technique, Wild Adriatic, Teddy Midnight, Spiritual Rez, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Consider the Source, and a number of acts on the rise and ready to make their way into your listening habitats. Press play below, sit back and enjoy!Tickets for Disc Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased at the festival’s website. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page, and check out the full 2017 Disc Jam Music Festival lineup below![cover photo courtesy of Sarah Bourque] Enter To Win A Pair Of Passes + Exclusive Festival Merch!,Enter To Win A Pair Of Passes + Exclusive Festival Merch!
The University of Georgia hopes to bring gardening, fresh produce and nutritious food a little closer to the people who need it by first educating its students.Starting in the fall 2011, a certificate program in local food systems will give UGA undergraduates the opportunity to learn about the policies, production issues and cultural implications involved in producing food at the community level.“With the slow-food movement, farm-to-school program and documentaries, there’s been a connection made between food, health and community,” said David Berle, a horticulture professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, who’s heading up the program. “There’s a recognition that people in need don’t often get the advantages of fresh food. They’re limited by their budgets as to what they have access to.”The certificate program is being started by a three-year, $140,000 Higher Education grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Its purpose is to train students for careers that support healthy food choices and lifestyles and counter the rise of obesity and diet-related chronic diseases.Berle sees these goals being met through building both urban and rural local food systems, educating people on how to make healthy food choices and teaching them to grow some of their own food, which can help them reduce their household food budgets.Out of the box“There aren’t many big colleges that offer programs in local food production, and with this program, we’re crossing beyond the traditional agricultural boundaries,” Berle said. “There are a lot of people with sustainable or organic programs but very few with a multidisciplinary approach. In a sense, it brings recognition to the college of ag, but it also demonstrates that to solve these programs, it’s going to take everyone working together,” he said.CAES faculty in horticulture, plant pathology, crop and soil science and engineering are teaming up with UGA faculty in geography, family and consumer science, anthropology, ecology, environment and design, English and history to give students a big-picture look at food systems and how they fit into society.Being multidisciplinary, the program allows students to take classes they usually wouldn’t be allowed to register for. That means an English student could take a horticulture class, or an engineering student could take an ecology course.“It’s really a chance for students to get outside of their normal box,” Berle said.Community involvementOne of the program’s core components is community involvement.“We have the opportunity to marry student-learning projects with a community service need,” said UGA horticulture department head Doug Bailey. “There are a lot of folks who need food.”Students will work with community gardens in Athens either as part of a class or as an internship. “They would work with some community group on some specific problem and bring their talent and knowledge from different disciplines together,” Berle said.The grant provides money for internships. “Really, this all fits in with the college’s deans’ promise of doing more service work and study abroad,” he said. “The money would pay students to work for organizations that otherwise couldn’t afford an intern.”Back to basicsUGA students started an on-campus garden in 2010. The UGArden plot is maintained by about 20 volunteers a week, and 200 students subscribe to its e-mail listserv. Many of these students are not in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Berle incorporated the garden into the grant. “We were trying to capture some of that student energy in the grant,” he said. “These students want to learn how to garden; they’re interested in organic foods.“A lot of students have been just piecing their own programs together. We’re now trying to provide a pathway for them to follow,” he said.One of the program’s goals is to give students the tools to later teach communities how to start their own gardens. The UGArden plot does this. The other hope is that communities will invest in canning facilities – or at least classes to teach their residents how to preserve food.Bailey sees the program as a way to teach students basic life skills.“Anybody can benefit from these classes,” he said. “In my opinion, everybody should have to take basic classes like HORT 2000, because even if you’re not a horticulture major, you’re probably going to have a yard or garden to take care of someday.”For more information on the certificate in local food systems, call 706-542-0771, e-mail [email protected] or visit ugalocalfoodsystems.uga.edu.
According to the Dailymail of London, Botafogo are closing in on signing former Manchester City midfielder on yet undisclosed amount.The Brazilian side are at the verge of recruiting the 36-year-old, who was most recently playing for Qingdao Huanghai in the Chinese Super League before his contract expired.According to GloboEsporte, negotiations with Toure’s representatives are still ongoing over a contract but should be finalised by Wednesday or Thursday.Toure is reportedly interested in the move but Botafogo are understood to require financial assistance from investors.There is hope that the club will manage to find the cash as the board recently did with Japanese star Keisuke Honda.At 33-years-old, he is a similar player profile to Toure, who is regarded by many as a club legend at City.Botafogo’s football committee approved the signing as they regard Toure as a ‘spectacular African legend’ and his CV backs up their verdict.Toure won the Champions League and two LaLiga titles at Barcelona before claiming three Premier League crowns at the Etihad.He played 14 times for Huanghai, scoring two goals for the club but it seems his stay in China is to be shortlived.Read Also:I feel so proud as ex-Premier League player, says Yaya ToureBotafogo are the front-runners for his signature but may abandon hope of an agreement if they fail to come to an understanding by Thursday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Absolutely Unique Facts About KanyeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney Princesses12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Just like how Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo escaped from China to play for Manchester United, Yaya Toure is on his way to Brazil to pitch tents with Botafogo Football Club.Advertisement
Press Association Ireland wing Tommy Bowe will miss this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship due to a knee injury he suffered during the World Cup quarter-final defeat against Argentina nine days ago. “He had successful surgery to repair the damage yesterday, and he will be ruled out for at least six months.” Bowe, 31, has won 67 caps and scored 30 Test tries. Ulster, meanwhile, have also provided updates on two more of their injured Ireland internationals – lock Iain Henderson (hand) and centre Jared Payne (foot) – who were both hurt during the World Cup. “Iain will undergo surgery later today to stabilise a joint in his hand, which was also injured in the Argentina fixture. He will be of action for approximately six weeks,” Ulster added. “J ared’s fractured foot was stabilised through successful surgery. Ulster Rugby is awaiting his first post-operative review, after which a prognosis will be known.” Bowe’s provincial team Ulster confirmed that he will be sidelined for at least six months. “T ommy sustained posterior cruciate ligament and meniscal injuries to his right knee during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina,” Ulster Rugby said.