Rather Than Canceling, Beanstalk Music Festival Pivots To Drive-In Event

first_imgAs live concerts this summer continue to seem less and less likely, Beanstalk Music Festival has announced Beanstalk: At The Drive-In, a socially-distanced replacement for the scheduled festival, originally set to take place on June 25th–27th at Rancho Del Rio in Bond, CO. Beanstalk: At The Drive-In will take place that same weekend, June 26th–27th at the Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater in Fort Collins, CO.Related: Magic Beans’ Scott Hachey Reflects On Beanstalk’s Seven Years Of Growth, Change, Friends, & Family [Interview]The unique event will adhere to all State of Colorado and Larimer County social distancing protocols and will feature two nights of music from Beanstalk Festival founders and annual hosts Magic Beans. The lineup for Beanstalk: At The Drive-In will also include Kitchen Dwellers and Cycles as well as Colorado artists The Great Salmon Famine and Envy Alo. Current ticket holders will be granted admission for themselves, a guest and their vehicle with their 2020 Beanstalk pass. Tickets for the newly-pivoted drive-in event are available here.Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater opened in Fort Collins in 1968 and has provided Colorado’s Front Range with unique entertainment for over 50 years, being named among “the 25 most charming drive-ins left in America” by Architectural Digest.At the event, audio will be transmitted to attendees in their respective vehicles via short-range FM radio, while live performances will be seen on the theater’s two massive drive-in screens.“We’re lucky to be independent promoters with great support when it comes to our patrons, so it’s all about them,” said Beanstalk Festival promoter and Magic Beans guitarist Scott Hachey. “We’re resourceful and agile enough as a team to pivot and still provide a music experience that we think may end up being just as fun, and certainly more unique; I think that’s our niche. People are itching to get out and have fun, but also want the reassurance that the right precautions are being taken. Well this is it, here we go!”Related: Beanstalk Music Festival 2019: The Gift That Keeps On Giving [Photo/Audio/Video]Beanstalk: At the Drive-In will have a limited capacity in order to adhere to the drive-in theater’s layout. In addition, Beanstalk Festival producers have proactively decided to park attendees with an empty spot between each vehicle. While this will cut down on both capacity and profits for the event, organizers see this as the right thing to do to ensure safe social distancing and offer reassurance that the event is operating under an abundance of caution and care for the safety of all.Guests will be permitted to set up a “hang out area” directly adjacent to their vehicle that is safely distanced from other patrons. In adherence with typical drive-in admission policies, there will be no entry after 8:30pm in order to ensure that the safety & experience of all guests is the first priority. Festival and theater officials will be diligently ensuring adherence to all guidelines once on-site at the drive-in.Beanstalk Festival promoters urge patrons to reach out with any questions, as well as inquiries about refunds for tickets purchased for the Rancho Del Rio location if they do not wish to attend Beanstalk: At the Drive-In.Beanstalk Music Festival’s decision to convert to a drive-in-style event follows a new trend in the COVID-era music industry. Various European cities have already started hosting drive-in concerts with considerable success. American electronic producer Marc Rebillet recently announced the U.S.’s first drive-in tour, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino divulged that the promotion giant is looking into the drive-in model for more events in the near future.For more information on Beanstalk: At The Drive-In, head here.last_img read more

Unprecedented Coordination Between Aid Groups on Display in Haiti

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The good news from within the devestation in Haiti this week begins at the airport, where a U.S. Air Force ground control team worked around the clock to restore electric power and the control tower in Port-au-Prince to allow relief supplies, military troops and aid workers to begin pouring into the country from around the world. The U.S. Southern Command is operating the airport, running it around the clock to maximize the ability to get planes in, to unload them and to move them forward. Heavy-lift military cargo jets from the United States and planes from other nations as diverse as Iceland and China have unloaded relief supplies while military ground crews maneuvered forklifts piled high with pallets of goods — generators, vehicles, fuel, communications equipment, food, water, medical equipment and supplies, and shelters. The Navy’s USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived yesterday bringing 19 helicopters, critical in ferrying relief supplies to areas that cannot be reached over damaged roads. It also brought considerable medical capabilities. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is sending 14,550 tons of food aid in multiple shipments, including 7,000 tons of rice, 4,550 tons of corn-soy blend and 3,000 tons of vegetable oil. The food aid, which is designed to feed 1.2 million people for two weeks, will be distributed by the U.N. World Food Programme and through private voluntary organizations. “Food aid will be critical in the coming weeks,” USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said. “By acting quickly now, we can help those most affected by this disaster in their time of need.” (Above report includes material from America.gov) The Cluster Approach Makes its Debut in Disaster Relief The Haitian earthquake is the first major test of a new UN logistical system implemented after the Asian Tsunami four years ago — an effort to coordinate relief operations between aid organizations. And, while we see a wave of compassion around the world, with private donations pouring in, the coordination of international aid groups is just as inspiring. Watch this British report via MSNBC that details the incredible effort in all areas of need… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Autism Doesn’t Get in Way for High School Football Player

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhat other players on the San Ramon Valley High School team have learned from Cade Rocca’s example — he’s never missed practice and doesn’t whine — will be as valuable as the experience of playing has been for Cade. “He’s doing a lot for us. It’s a great lesson,” says coach Kerry Soppet.Cade also fits into Soppet’s football philosophy nicely, reports the CC Times. “I don’t coach kids to win football games. I coach kids to be winners.”Cade was also crowned a homecoming prince and got to ride through the town in a convertible with a cheerleader on his arm. “Through it all, he beamed.”(READ the story, w/ photos, from Contra Costa Times)Story tip from Mike McGinleyAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

ABOTA Foundation program earns top award

first_imgABOTA Foundation program earns top award August 15, 2007 Regular News ABOTA Foundation program earn top award The Association of Educational Publishers recently awarded the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates its Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes the best educational materials — such as books, periodicals, educational toys, and software — within subject categories and by audience.This year, Justice by the People, an interactive program developed by the Foundation of ABOTA to teach students about trial by jury, won the award for Social Studies Instruction for grades 6-8. The program is available at www.scholastic.com, a portal for school-based professionals.“More than five million Americans are called for jury duty each year,” said ABOTA Foundation President Joseph P. Milton of Jacksonville. “Many of today’s students will serve on juries someday. For most, it will be their principal way, other than voting, of participating directly in the democratic process. Jury duty will be an opportunity to offer great service, but also an awesome responsibility. The more jurors understand their role, the better they will be able to fulfill this responsibility.”The program was launched in 1998 to allow students hands-on experience with the trial process. The lesson plans and student reproducibles are designed to help teach students about the Sixth and Seventh Amendments and the importance of the right to trial by jury.“Our mission is to preserve the right to trial by jury. One of the scopes of that mission is to educate people about that constitutional right. We feel the best place to start is in the school systems,” Milton said.last_img read more

Cashman finds success after getting more playing time at linebacker

first_imgCashman finds success after getting more playing time at linebackerThe junior has played on special teams often times, but filled in for Jonathan Celestin last game.Jack RodgersJunior linebacker Blake Cashman goes in to tackle Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Jack WarrickNovember 9, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThere aren’t 125 Blake Cashmans on the Gophers’ roster, but that’s the goal for head coach P.J. Fleck.Cashman, an Eden Prairie, Minnesota native, had just 12 tackles and zero sacks coming into the Michigan game last week. He filled in for a hurt Jonathan Celestin, and had his best game of this season in the 33-10 loss. He made six tackles including a sack, and Minnesota’s head coach has been impressed by the junior.“That’s how you should play the game,” Fleck said. “If we had 125 Blake Cashmans, that’s the goal.”With a new coaching staff implementing new schemes and new players on defense, Cashman has made less of a mark as a scholarship player than he did last year as a walk-on. He played mostly on third down packages and special teams this year prior to the Michigan game.Cashman’s season-high performance was a bright spot in an otherwise tough game for the Gophers.“I was excited to get in there. It was a hard loss… I felt sick, we didn’t play well and that was definitely a game coming in to the Big House that you want to get,” Cashman said. “It gave me some confidence, and I can’t wait to hopefully get back out there and get some snaps maybe on first and second down if my number’s called again.”The Gophers defense has used Cashman mostly on third down packages this year, and the linebacker said he has around 100 snaps on defense, not including special teams.Celestin, another middle linebacker, has been dealing with a shoulder injury and Fleck said the speed of the Michigan running backs made him switch Celestin with an uninjured Cashman.   Cashman played all of last season without a scholarship. He tallied 45 tackles and a team-high 7.5 sacks. He is seeing less action this year as Thomas Barber, with 82 tackles, and Celestin, with 64, have most of the playing time at middle linebacker.“[Cashman’s] become more than just a third down guy for us,” said defensive coordinator Robb Smith. “He loves playing the game, whether it’s special teams, first downs, second down, third down. He loves playing the game and we love having him out there.”In this week’s game against Nebraska, Cashman will have the opportunity to play against old high school teammate JD Spielman. Spielman, went to Eden Prairie high school where he played varsity football with Cashman for three seasons. Spielman earned Minnesota’s Mr. Football Award in 2015, which is given to the best football player in the state. He also takes kick returns for the Cornhuskers. Cashman has played on Minnesota’s kickoff team this year, which means the two could clash on Saturday.“Hopefully, we get to start the game on kickoff and I’ll be able to go down there and try to make a play on [Spielman],” Cashman said. “That will be exciting. I’ll reach out to him at some point this week to talk to him, see him after the game.”Heading into this week’s game against Nebraska, Fleck said Cashman is the model for what he wants his Gophers teams to look like in the future.“If you could take Blake Cashman, and in three years down the road sit there and say that’s what the team will look like at every position? That’s my vision of the football team.”last_img read more

Can virtual museums threaten real museums?

first_imgThe first online museum artt.hr has opened in Croatia – a virtual place that brings together the best works of contemporary art authors applied for the competition “HT Award – MSU Zagreb” since this competition exists to this day.This is an interesting fusion of art and digital and in this way the artist and creator of the museum, Juri Armada brings creativity closer to the younger generations, while on the other hand he breathed new life into contemporary art. Neon installations, photographs and everything that has been exhibited in the museum for the last nine years are now available with a few clicks and bring art to your home.The new project is especially interesting because in a completely new way it encourages the research of art as a special form for the growth, education and mature development of each person. By the way, the HT Award for Croatian Contemporary Art is the largest and at the same time one of the most significant awards for contemporary visual creativity in Croatia. The exhibition of selected works over the past ten years has been profiled into a representative and relevant overview of the situation on the domestic art scene. Over the past decade, more than two hundred authors have applied for the competition each year, and three redemption and one audience award have been given each year. The purchased works form the collection of Hrvatski Telekom, which is an integral part of the holdings of the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, and the works will be exhibited in a permanent exhibition.Can virtual museums threaten real museums? Will tourists travel less because they will have a 3D destination experience from the comfort of their armchairs and thus reduce the arrival of guests in real time? Is it threatening VR tourism or is it another promotional tool that can generate new feelings, experiences in tourism and ultimately increase the arrival of tourists in a tourist destination?There are a lot of questions, but you don’t have to worry, I can’t. On the contrary, new technologies (VR, AR, virtual museums) are not a threat, but an opportunity for tourism in order to better present tourist destinations. “VR can only improve tourism. When you try go-karting in virtual reality, then you really want to go go-karting or an airplane or something else. ” – pointed out Hrvoje Prpić, a business angel and a successful entrepreneur, and the originator of the 3D online shopping project Trillenium. Also, today, and there will be more and more, through virtual reality we can “be” virtually in a destination, but it will only awaken the motive for a real and real experience, ie coming to a tourist destination for a real experience.So is the virtual museum, which can only further popularize the consumption of culture and encourage you to finally visit, for example, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. More and more individual museums also have their own virtual display, all with the goal of getting the desire and motivation to experience live art.It’s like a football match, when you see on television that something is great and cool then you want to experience it live, if it were the opposite, football matches would have been without fans in stadiums for a long time due to TV broadcastsNew technologies provide new challenges and business opportunities, the only question is whether we want to ignore it or accept it as a normal business process. It is important to follow new trends and technological achievements because if destinations and hoteliers do not follow the step, time and technology will overtake them and they will no longer be able to follow the market competition.Anyway, technology is there to help and speed up all business processes, changes are happening faster and those who ignore it will unfortunately have to close their doors. Don’t be afraid of new technologies, but use them to improve your business.last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: DHS clears planned BSL-4 lab, Twitter food safety alerts

first_imgMar 2, 2012DHS risk assessment OK’s Kansas site for BSL-4 labThe US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released an updated risk assessment for a proposed National Bio and Agro Defense Facility to be built in Manhattan, Kan. The new risk assessment was prompted by a Nov 2010 report from the National Research Council (NRC) that said the earlier risk assessment was incomplete and should be updated and expanded. The site was selected as a biosafety level (BSL)-4 lab, designed to work with the most dangerous pathogens, that would replace the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located off of Long Island, N.Y. The NRC report raised concerns that the larger scale of the lab and its work on larger animals posed new risks that weren’t included in the DHS’s initial risk assessment. Construction was originally scheduled to begin in 2011, but Congress has withheld funding based on pending risk assessment. In a DHS press release today, Tara O’Toole, MD, MPH, undersecretary for science and technology, said the United States is on the frontline of livestock animal research as a means of defending against diseases that could threaten public health. “To address Congressional requirements, this detailed, updated risk assessment reaffirms that we can build a safe and secure facility to meet this important mission.” The DHS said the updated risk assessment takes into account NAS recommendations and recent design plans for the facility. It said the new assessment satisfies Congressional demands and that the design goes beyond industry risk-reduction standards, and it added that the NAS will provide an independent assessment of the latest report. A Feb 14 ScienceInsider story said the BSL-4 lab had been left out of the 2013 federal budget, but funds may be available in 2014.Mar 2 DHS press releaseNov 15, 2010, CIDRAP News storyFeb 14 ScienceInsider storyFSIS launches state-specific food safety tweetsThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday launched a state-specific Twitter plan to alert consumers in individual states to food safety threats affecting meat, poultry, and processed egg products. The alerts will also include information on how to protect food supplies during and after severe weather events. So far the FSIS has established Twitter streams for residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, the agency said in a press release. Over the next week it will unveil the streams for the remaining states and territories. Elizabeth Hagen, the USDA’s undersecretary for food safety, said in the release that the alerts provide FSIS with another way to relay information that could help prevent foodborne illnesses. “The immediacy of information-sharing through social media is unparalleled, and we believe these timely, targeted updates will better protect public health,” she said.Mar 1 FSIS press releaselast_img read more

Gary Light of Speed Warehouse Named to IWD Board of Managers

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. BRANFORD , CT — Independent Warehouse Distributors, LLC (IWD) has announced Gary Light of Speed Warehouse in Hayward , CA , as the newest member to the IWD Board of Managers. Speed Warehouse, a performance and traditional replacement parts distributor, became an automotive member of IWD in 1996. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Light is the third generation in his family’s business, which has always sold high performance parts and is the oldest existing speed shop in California . Light is also the president of Performance Warehouse Association (PWA). Speed Warehouse has two locations in Southern California and has an equally successful aftermarket replacement parts wholesale business. Light has been responsible for his business’ advanced computerization and Internet presence. Independent Warehouse Distributors, LLC (IWD), which includes the Auto Pride Automotive Division and the Truck Pride Heavy Duty/Fleet Division, was founded in 1985. Starting with a core of 15 warehouse distributors in the Northeast, the group grown to become an international distribution network with more than 800 member locations in the U.S. and Canada .,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Hammerson secures Jurys Inn for Union Square

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Terrace Hill buys food store development sites in Prestwich and Herne Bay

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