Over the last couple of weeks, the Newport Folk Festival has been rolling out all sorts of exciting acts to the already-sold-out 2016 installment. Of the latest is Del & Dawg, better known as bluegrass/newgrass professionals Del McCoury and David Grisman, as well as New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The July 22-24 event is occupying Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island for a weekend of folk-inspired musical bliss.Watch Roger Waters’ Unbelievable Newport Folk Festival Set With My Morning JacketThe lineup thus far is seriously impressive, including the triumphant return of Flight Of The Conchords, alongside national acts like Father John Misty, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Norah Jones, as well as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ray LaMontagne, Raury, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and plenty of others. There are still announcements for all three days yet to be made, so stay tuned on the return of another great Newport Folk Festival!More information on the festival’s website. Newport Folk Festival 2016 LineupFriday, July 22Flight Of The Conchords, Ray LaMontagne, case/lang/veirs, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Staves, Fruit Bats, RaurySaturday, July 23Norah Jones, Father John Misty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Del & Dawg, Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll, Amy Helm, Songhoy Blues, Rayland Baxter, Ruby AmanfuSunday, July 24Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Glen Hansard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Oh Hellos, Villagers, Son Little, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley[H/T JamBase]
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of students and teachers in Greece have held demonstrations in Athens and second-largest city Thessaloniki against proposed education reforms, defying a weeklong ban on protests imposed as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. About 4,000 people, wearing masks to protect against the virus, marched through the streets of Athens on Thursday. Another roughly 1,500 protesters demonstrated in Thessaloniki. Students and teachers oppose education reforms that include plans to set up a state security division at university campuses.
Elba said, “I have [done the stage] in the past sporadically throughout my career. In the future, I’d like to do it. The problem with theater is that I have a short attention span so I can’t do it for six months or whatever.” That’s perfect! He can do a limited engagement and be off to his next project in less than six months. We just have our fingers crossed he also makes his way across the pond to the Great White Way! Now, before you start dreaming about what musicals you’d like to see Elba in, check out one of his official music videos below to see his singing chops on display! Idris Elba in The Wire: The Musical?? Sadly although that project isn’t actually in the works, apparently we’re not too far off! After recently receiving a Golden Globe nomination for taking on one of the most pivotal roles of his career as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: The Road to Freedom, the London based film and TV star told London’s Evening Standard that he hopes the next stop on his journey is the West End. (So do we!) He told the Standard, “In future, I want to do a musical. I want to do things that challenge me. I’ve got a keen eye on music and would like to do something that marries my world of acting and music. I am not sure if I can sing very well but I will be good — I promise! I will be captivating.” View Comments We’ve seen him on screen playing everything from a hardcore drug lord on The Wire to playing a soft-hearted, but determined Mandela and a police detective on Luther. But he also has stage and music experience, training at the National Youth Music Theatre before going on to success with various R&B projects, including work with Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes.
The Dirty Bird Downhill Race series returns to Hawksnest Resort this Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22, for round two of the three-part race series.For round two, race organizers have constructed two new tracks: one for the pro racers, and another for the amateur categories. The brand new, highly anticipated downhill courses will be unveiled for the first time during this Saturday morning’s practice round and will give registered riders and spectators a chance to see the wide variety of new challenges the recently designed course offers.According to race organizers Will Washam, Michael Thomas, Andrew Mueller and Steven Trottier, the new tracks that have been under construction since late last year are their best yet. The course designers believe that the new track should prove to be a step up in difficulty from the first track of this year, the original Dirty Bird course—a screaming fast descent through the hardwood forest over boulderfields and across jumps that proved to be full of thrills and excitement for both riders and spectators during last year’s events. The latest design from the Dirty Bird Crew offers a longer, more difficult boulderfield, faster berms,and a variety of different lines to choose from as the riders rip through many of the technical sections of the course.“It’s a completely new challenge, compared to the original track,” Washam said. “It’s rougher and it’s definitely steeper.”Andrew Mueller PhotoAnother mainstay of the new track at Hawksnest is the ability of the racers to choose a variety of different lines through certain sections of the course, opening up a wider range of different possibilities that, as Washam said, leaves the track up for interpretation by the riders, which, in the end, makes for a more exciting race format.“When you have a wider course that has multiple line options in every section, it really lets the racers separate themselves from each other, and that makes for good racing because there are certain sections where the riders can find the fastest line for their riding style and it really gives people places to individually separate themselves from the crowd,” Washam explained.Andrew Mueller PhotoIf the excitement that recently released photos and videos of the new course is generating on the internet is any indication, there should be no shortage of riders making a special trip to the High Country to race the new track this weekend.“I think they’re going to be extremely stoked on the pro course,” Washam said. “It’s really going to allow all of the extremely talented pro racers of the Southeast to open up their skill set on some of the most challenging terrain that has been raced on in years,” Washam continued. “By having these three full downhill runs it has opened up a huge opportunity for downhill mountain biking, and it really solidifies Hawksnest as the premier gravity riding spot in the High Country.”The event will offer cash prizes to the pro categories and will offer merchandise prizes for the other categories from a variety of different suppliers. Sledgehammer Charlie’s will offer catered food for the riders and spectators while D.J. Trill Will provides fresh music and running commentary on the races. Spectators are encouraged to come out to both the practice rounds and the official races, which will take place this Sunday, August 22.For more information about the Dirty Bird Downhill Race series, click to www.dirtybirddh.com.More information on Hawksnest Resort found at Basecamp, http://basecamp.blueridgeoutdoors.com/?p=2583
April 15, 2002 Regular News Notices: Proposed Board of Governors actions Proposed Board of Governors actionsPursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes notice of intent to consider or take final action at its May 22-24, 2002, meeting on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable.Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective.To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802 — please reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-3 Membership 1. 1-3.8 Right to Inventory Summary: Within subdivision (a), broadens the applicability of the rule to include the use of court-appointed inventory attorneys in cases involving “involuntary leave of absence due to military service, catastrophic illness or injury”. Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 2. 3-7.5 Procedures Before The Board of Governors Summary: Clarifies that the designated reviewer may ask the grievance committee to reconsider an action or may forward the matter to the board of governors by way of the disciplinary review committee; expands the time for review by a designated reviewer from 21 to 30 days; specifies what the disciplinary review committee may recommend and what action the board of governors may take on review of the recommendations. 3. 3-7.11 General Rule of Procedure; Contempt Summary: Within subdivision (f), provides that a respondent may be cited for contempt by way of a petition for contempt petition filed with the court rather than a petition for order to show cause; revises subtitles accordingly; clarifies that appellate review of such matters is governed by Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and that any record on appeal shall be forwarded to the Supreme Court of Florida. Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct Subchapter 4-1 Client-Lawyer Relationship 4. 4-1.7 Conflict of Interest; General Rule Summary: Creates new subdivision (c) and commentary, to address the ethical duty of an attorney defending an insured at the expense of an insurer to establish, at the inception of undertaking the representation, a clear mutual understanding as to whether the lawyer will be representing both the insured and insurer as clients, or only the insured — and to inform both as to the scope of the representation; confirms that other conflict rules within Rules Regulating The Florida Bar otherwise apply in such situations. Subchapter 4-3 Advocate 5. 4-3.3 Candor Toward the Tribunal Summary: Amends commentary to conform with current rule text regarding remedial measures when false evidence has been given to the court, eliminating outmoded references to a lawyer’s duty to disclose to “the other party” evidence of the client’s deception.Subchapter 4-7 Information about Legal Services 6. 4-7.10 Firm Names and Letterhead Summary: Creates new subdivision (g) and commentary, setting forth terms and conditions under which insurance defense staff attorneys may practice under a firm name other than the name of the insurer without constituting a material misrepresentation; reiterates that attorneys who practice under firm names are additionally required to comply with other applicable requirements of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-3 Florida Certification Plan 7. 6-3.10 Right of Appeal Summary: Adds reference to rule 9.100, Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure to specify applicable procedures in any judicial review by the Supreme Court of Florida of an appeal of a BLSE ruling or determination.Subchapter 6-16 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer 8. 6-16.4 Recertification Summary: Creates new subdivision (e) to allow certification committee to waive compliance, for good cause shown, with any portion of the recertification criteria for an applicant who is an officer of any judicial system and who performs (or has performed) judicial functions on a full-time basis during a substantial portion of the period since the last date of certification. 9. PROCEDURES FOR RULING ON QUESTIONS OF ETHICS Summary: Adds procedures for board of governors to adopt advisory ethics and advertising opinions on the board’s own initiative. The full text of the amendments is printed elsewhere in this publication in legislative format from the procedures that were adopted by the board at its meeting of February 1, 2002. BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION AND EDUCATION POLICIES (BLSE) 200 Series – Florida Certification Plan Summary: Reorders and renumbers selected policies within current series, with other edits as noted. 10. 2.04 Applications for Certification – renumbered as new 2.05. 11. 2.05 Annual Cycle – renumbered as new 2.14 12. 2.06 Exam Administration – retitled “Exam Preparation and Administration” and renumbered as new 2.11; adds new subdivision (a) to clarify BLSE’s position on certification exam preparation and/or review courses, to prohibit BLSE members and all certification committee members from participating in such courses in any capacity, and to require review course sponsors to inform attendees that neither the BLSE nor certification committee members have contributed to the development of such review courses, and that course organizers were not privy to any information other than that provided to examinees; revises remaining subdivision entries appropriately; includes other subdivisions transferred from current policy 2.13(a),(b),(c)&(i) re Examinations. 13. 2.07 Professional Ethics & Competence – renumbered as new 2.06. 14. 2.08 Malpractice – renumbered as new 2.07. 15. 2.09 Peer Review – renumbered as new 2.08; deletes subdivision (b)’s requirement of publication of certification applicants’ names in The Florida Bar News for public input; revises remaining subdivision entries appropriately. 16. 2.10 Certification Fees – renumbered as new 2.04. 17. 2.11 Substantial Involvement – renumbered as new 2.09. 18. 2.12 Approved Continuing Legal Education (CLE) – renumbered as new 2.10; adds current policy 2.18 re CLE Overlap as new subdivision (c). 19. 2.13 Examinations – retitled as “Grading, Review, and Petition Process” and renumbered as new 2.12; subdivisions (a),(b),(c)&(i) transferred to new 2.11; remaining subdivisions revised appropriately. 20. 2.14 Review Process for Applicant Denial of Certification or Recertification – retitled as “Applicant Review Process for Certification or Recertification” and renumbered as new 2.13; significant editorial revision of procedures that allow applicants to respond, in writing or by appearance, to a recommendation that certification or recertification be denied or to a notice that such recommendation is under consideration. 21. 2.18 CLE Overlap – transferred to new 2.11(c)
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU yesterday announced its 2020-2021 Board of Directors following its Annual Business Meeting at the association’s headquarters in Arlington, Va.Debra Schwartz, president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union (San Diego, Calif.), has been elected as NAFCU’s board chair.“I am honored to be elected as NAFCU Board Chair and to continue serving the best interests of the industry in this new capacity,” said Schwartz, who has served on NAFCU’s board since 2012. “As credit unions work to help our nation recover from recent crises and all Americans become stronger financially, know that NAFCU and our Board of Directors stand by your side fighting to achieve a healthy regulatory environment and providing the tools, resources, and strategies needed to thrive.”NAFCU officers for 2020-2021 are: NAFCU
(WBNG) — A new study out of Binghamton University shows fracking may be even more dangerous than previously believed. Zhang and Khanna tell 12 News they looked at the impact of the shale gas extraction process on the air quality, finding the pollutants emitted in the air can cause significant harm to human health. Lead author Ruohao Zhang and Professor of Economics Neha Khanna, studied shale gas wells in Pennsylvania with four other researchers from different universities. “It is well known that PM2.5 is dangerous. The particles are so small that they actually go deep into the lungs and get embedded in the tissues and thats what causes the health effects. It’s actually quite difficult to reverse the health effects,” said Khanna. This comes as last week the Pennsylvania Attorney General released a report finding state government agencies failed to properly regulate the shale gas well industry. According to the study, particulate matter with a diameter less than or equal to 2.5 microns, or PM2.5, is associated with several health issues like cardiovascular diseases and respiratory ailments, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Children, the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions are particularly vulnerable to those health issues. The study from BU concludes roughly 20 people in Pennsylvania lost their lives during a seven-year period because of the pollution from the fracking sites. The researchers also found the pollutants in the air were detectable as far as six miles down wind from as active well. There are more than 20,000 shale gas wells across the state, including thousands along the New York border in Bradford and Susquehanna counties.
The bathroom in the house at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba, before the renovation. A photo from 1920 of bullocks hauling logs during the transfer of the property from Norman Park to Bulimba.Fortunately, the Hills were no strangers to renovating, having done it eight times before.“It needed a fair bit of work,” Mrs Hill said.But that’s what she loved about it — and the fact Bulimba was such a desirable suburb.“The children were both going to school in Bulimba, and we really love the area,” Mrs Hill said.“I think Tehgan and Kuhpar have lived through every renovation we’ve done!“We absolutely love it.” The front of the house at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba, before the renovation. The kitchen in the house at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba, before the renovation. The back of the house after the renovation.Despite undergoing a major renovation, certain features of the original build have been retained so that it remains an authentic Queenslander.Many of the materials used in the renovation were sourced from across Australia or from the original house, such as exposed bricks saved from a South Australian warehouse facing demolition and timber beams from an old bridge near Ballarat.“This time we afforded ourselves the luxury of spending that bit of extra money on materials,” Mrs Hill said.The stained glass windows in the pool room, master walk-in wardrobes and at the entrance to the home were all designed and made by the now deceased previous owner, Nola Warry. “We’ve reused these throughout the home to ensure her history lives on,” Mrs Hill said. The kitchen is unrecognisable after the renovation.Mrs Hill’s favourite feature of the home is how the sliding bi-fold doors in the living area blend the inside with the outside, providing access to the outdoor entertaining area. “You don’t realise when you’re inside or outside because its so open,” she said.The doors lead to a timber deck and grassed alfresco area bordered by landscaped gardens, where you can sit back and watch your favourite TV shows on the remote-controlled projector screen overlooking the pool.The pool also has water jets around the seated area and remote-controlled lights.When the projector isn’t in use, a fireplace takes its place, which can be turned on with the press of a button. IT was 1976 when Nola Warry bought the house at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba for just $18,000.The property had been dragged there by bullocks from Norman Park and was one of the very first homes on the street.Nola and her partner, Ian, were both married to other people at the time, but wanted a fresh start in a home of their own, so they moved in with their six cats and a Poinciana tree, which still stands proudly in the yard.Nearly 40 years later, Graeme and Kelly Hill became the third owners of the property, which was built in 1907. The front of the house after the renovation.The renovation has been their largest, and most expensive, to date.And the transformation from a workers cottage to a two-level five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is quite incredible — especially the kitchen.“There was literally a kitchen sink and a stove — that was the kitchen,” Mrs Hill said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“There were no benches, no cupboards, and a built-in pantry off the side of the house that was aqua.”The pantry was one of the first things that went, but that was when the Hills stumbled across a handwritten letter that had been left to them by the previous owners telling them about the property’s history.“I took the letter and framed it along with photos of what the house looked like back then,” Mrs Hill said.“We’ll sell the house with it.” The property has been completely transformed.And while most people think they’re crazy, the Hills lived through the renovation process, which took place in three parts — and did most of it themselves.In 2010, they painted the entire house, installed a new bathroom and knocked down some internal walls.The next stage involved reconfiguring the house by moving around some bedrooms and the kitchen and installing an extra bathroom and office.It wasn’t until 2015 that they decided to engage a builder.This stage involved lifting the house and building underneath.“Everything else before that we did ourselves,” Mrs Hill said.“I do most of the design work and then don the boots to do some painting, and he’ll (her husband) do the rest.” One of the bathrooms after the renovation.Sharing access to the timber pool deck is the master bedroom, which features a Balinese style ensuite, dressing room and remote blinds.On this level, there is also a media room, a pool room with billiards table and bar, a second bathroom, a laundry, a wine cellar and a gym, as well as a guest bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and study nook.Upstairs in the original workers cottage part of the house, there’s a second living area with a kitchenette, fireplace and a Juliet balcony adjoining another master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite and two further bedrooms. Other features include an integrated sound system, fireplace with side seat in the kitchen, ducted airconditioning throughout, Vintec wine cooler, garage for two vehicles, store room and additional off-street parking for three cars.“Whoever does end up buying this house is going to have the best time,” Mrs Hill said.“Graeme and I are going to miss it.“Our children and friends hope it doesn’t sell because it’s an awesome entertainment house. “The amount of parties we’ve had there!”But the Hills are already looking ahead to their next renovation project.“We’ll have a rest from this one once we sell, but we’re already actively looking for the next project,” Mrs Hill said.“It’s in our blood!”The property is scheduled for auction through Joanna Gianniotis at Place – Bulimba on Saturday, November 3, at 10am.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 4 months plus 3 months plus 1 year altogetherTotal spend: Close to $900,000End valuation: Going to auction so cannot give a price guide. The back of the house at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba, before it was renovated. The backyard of the property at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba, before the renovation.
We’ve written on family violence (Family violence is still not just a male problem).“Family violence is not just a male problem. If we as a nation are really serious about reducing family violence, we need to talk about family violence in all its forms and all its causes. The last time we spoke up about this issue was in 2011 and the political response and condemnation was swift. But we’re more interested in the facts and research and solving the problem than concerns around being politically incorrect.”There’s been lots of discussion about the 4-part documentary Why Am I? In 1972 the Otago University Medical School embarked on the ultimate nature/nurture test, to study 1037 babies for their entire lives.In the 2nd episode aired during the week, it specifically dealt with the issue of Family Violence and the role of Gender.Please watch the episode – and especially the section from 30’42” to 34’14” to see the ‘inconvenient truth’!
Tweet Share 30 Views no discussions EducationLocalNewsSecondary High Schools Championed by The Green Movement Made a Clean Mark in Roseau by: – January 24, 2012 Junior Tourism Minister Kitwani Carbon. Photo credit: onecaribbeandiaspora.comDominica’s Junior Minister for Tourism, Kitwanie Carbon led a clean up campaign of the city streets with high school teams in Roseau on Saturday 21st January 2012 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. This initiative was spearheaded by The Green Movement of the Convent High School and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA). All Secondary schools in the Roseau area came out to champion this cause alongside the Convent High School, including St. Martin’s Secondary, St. Mary’s Academy, Goodwill Secondary, Wesley High School and Dominica Community High School, totaling 120 student volunteers. Staff of DDA also provided support during the clean up. The private sector also contributed towards this commendable effort, including Fran’s, Pearl’s Cuisine, Reuben’s Bakery, Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd and Carbon Refrigeration. Gratitude is also extended to the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development for its support, and a major partner was the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation for supplies and the provision of a Truck for collection and disposal of garbage during the clean up.This activity was geared towards creating an awareness and greater consciousness of the significance of a clean City, and environment by extension. Students were commended as they cleaned the streets of Roseau for their concern with the environment, and some persons expressed their support and promised to do their part in their surroundings. We encourage everyone to be responsible and keep Roseau, your community and Dominica clean. Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority Share Share Sharing is caring!