The funk and groove powerhouse that is Lettuce proves unstoppable once again. Following their 2015 Crush release, the band has committed themselves heavily to the future and, most importantly, to the road. After a summer of hitting virtually all of their market festivals, headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and throwing their own two-day Fool’s Paradise, the band has spent the better portion of 2016 on tour. Moving closer to psychedelic hip-hop, while remaining true to their funky roots, Mr. Crushmore musically demonstrates their explorative characters and line-stepping attitudes, and officially comes out this Friday. Today, we get an early listen to the EP via Red Bull. Turn it up:Yesterday, we sat down with drummer Adam Deitch to discuss the EP and Lettuce’s upcoming dates. “Well, we recorded 20 songs for Crush, and unfortunately only a few of those could go on the record,” he explained. “Some of the songs that didn’t make the album were some of our favorite songs, but they just didn’t fit in the sequence the right way. So, Mt. Crushmore, a lot of the tracks are definitely some of my favorite songs we’ve ever recorded.”You might recognize some of these tunes, played previously under different monikers, but you’ve never heard them like this in the studio. “The title track, we used to call it ‘Wu Tang’ or ‘Lettuce Wu’ or something along those lines, so it kind of has that hip hop feel, that psychedelic-hip-hop feel that we’re moving closer and closer to, so we’re really excited to drop that song and the rest of the record too, of course.” Read the full interview here.Lettuce will be letting loose at NYC’s PlayStation Theater this weekend, on November 11th and 12th, with The Floozies and Red Baraat. Tickets and more information about those shows can be found here. Don’t miss out!Lettuce Tour DatesNov. 9: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KYNov. 11: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 12: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 26: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San FranciscoDec. 1: Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicDec. 30: State Theatre – Portland, MEDec. 31: House of Blues – Boston
One of the most talked-about highlights in the wake of the annual Summer Camp Music Festival this Memorial Day has been groove rock quartet Aqueous‘s Thursday, 5/25 sunset performance. The set was the first of two full-band slots over the course of the festival (guitarist Mike Gantzer also joined Umphrey’s McGee member Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers for a tribute to Green Day‘s pop-punk classic Dookie), and the Buffalo natives made it count, offering up some incredible improv as well as a couple of very special surprise guests. The previously-planned Dookie set turned out to not be the only Aqueous/Umphrey’s crossover of the weekend, as Aqueous was joined by Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins as well as moe. drummer Vinnie Amico for a run through Steely Dan‘s 1976 hit “Kid Charlemagne.”You can check out Joel and Vinnie’s guest appearance with Aqueous at Summer Camp below, via Aqueous’s YouTube page:Vinnie Amico, Joel Cummins, and four members of Aqueous are set to take part in the mix-and-match musical mayhem of Brooklyn Comes Alive this coming weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aqueous’ Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden and Rob Houk are set for a busy Sunday evening at Brooklyn Comes Alive, as the group will join forces with Vinnie Amico and his moe. bandmate, Al Schnier, for an unforgettable collaborative set of choice covers and material from both of the Buffalo bands’ repertoires–appropriately dubbed moe.queous. That collaboration will go down from 8:30-10pm on Sunday, 9/24 at Brooklyn Bowl, one of three simultaneous venues incorporated in the festival.Aqueous Covers Radiohead and Steely Dan With Members of Umphrey’s McGee [Videos/Photos]Gantzer will also be joining Umphrey’s McGee members Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik to reprise their Dookie set from Summer Camp, promising an energized take on the seminal ’94 Green Day LP, such as “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” “Longview,” and “Welcome To Paradise.” In addition to recreating Dookie in its entirety, the band will also perform a handful of other rock classics by bands like Ween, Weezer, and The Ramones at Music Hall of Williamsburg from 11:15 pm – 12:30 pm on Sunday night as one of the festival’s final sets.[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G (Instagram: @PhiercePhoto)]Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Bernard Purdie, Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.
Three students in 3 countries share in the ‘Postcards From Here’ series Related This is part of a series called Postcards From Here, in which Harvard undergraduates talk about the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.John Murray ’23Hometown: BostonConcentration: EconomicsHouse: KirklandSo close, and yet so far“Being from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, I am just a few Red Line stops away from Harvard and have had the opportunity to visit campus a couple times since we were sent home because of COVID. The atmosphere around Harvard Square is just not the same without the student body there. I can’t wait until we can all get back to campus safely.”Remote ROTC“Being a part of Harvard’s Army ROTC and men’s hockey programs have allowed me to continually stay in touch with a lot of my peers and teammates. Like most organizations on campus, we have been pushed to find new mediums to connect with each other like Slack and Zoom. Our leadership at Army ROTC has worked immensely hard to build a strong cohesion between all of the cadets in our program, and I have the opportunity to lead and mentor three freshmen cadets this semester. Outside of my mandatory ROTC duties, I work with a team of cadets to strategize and problem-solve for units in the United States Army that are executing critical missions.”Exercising for the brain and body“Along with my schoolwork, I work hard to keep up my physical fitness so that when ROTC and hockey do return in person, I am in shape to perform at a high level. I am also in the process of obtaining my Massachusetts real estate salesperson license so that has continued to keep me busy.”Lending a hand at home“I feel blessed that my family has continued to stay in good health, and thankfully my parents’ jobs were not directly impacted by COVID-19. My older brother Pat, who graduated from Harvard this past spring and was commissioned into the United States Army as a second lieutenant, had his report date pushed back but left for Fort Benning, Ga., in mid-October. My oldest brother Mike, who graduated from Harvard in 2017 and is a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, had minor disruptions to his work because of the outbreak.Living in the city of Boston, I have seen the detrimental economic effects the virus has had on our communities. Many people lost their jobs and as a result their families are struggling to get by. To help, my mother and I have been volunteering at a local food pantry to ensure every family is receiving the assistance they deserve and need. At Harvard, we are provided with a world-class skill set. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we utilize those skills to give back and make this world a better place.” Feeling renewed connection to family and neighbors
According to the World Bank, women typically reinvest 90 percent of their income back into their families and communities. So, it would seem in the best interest of cities to support female entrepreneurs.Yet, World Bank’s research also shows that only 30 percent of formal small and medium enterprises around the world are owned and run by women.To help governments and policymakers enable more women entrepreneurs, Dell has launched new diagnostic tools built on the findings of our 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index.Specifically:WE City Blueprints – Measures a cities operating and enabling environments against 72 indicators and provides recommendations on how to better enable women entrepreneurs to succeed.WE City Capital & Technology Deep Dives – Capital and technology are both critical for scaling any business, but women face unique challenges with both. This analysis provides insights, best practices for cities to improve access to both.WE Cities Manifesto – Based on both the quantitative and qualitative Dell WE Cities Index, this is a set of policy and leadership recommendations that will help women entrepreneurs start and scale businesses.WE City BlueprintsWith research partner IHS Markit, we conducted a deep-dive analysis’ on the barriers and opportunities for women entrepreneurs accessing capital and leveraging technology to scale. This allowed us to develop 10 city blueprints designed to spotlight actions a city can take to improve the local ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.Blueprint cities include:AustinBostonMexico CityTorontoLondonAmsterdamSydneyTokyoSao PauloSingaporeDuring her keynote, Dell Chief Customer Officer Karen Quintos told attendees that the 9th annual DWEN Summit was in Canada this year because the country is vocal in its advocacy for gender equality.“As part of its Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy, the Canadian government announced just last week that it is now accepting proposals from companies to collect data on how best to support women entrepreneurs,” she noted in a follow-up post here on Direct2Dell. “We couldn’t agree more with this collaborative, data-driven approach to accelerate business opportunities for women-founded entities.”And our hope is that more cities around the globe will follow suit.“Being the only Asian city that made it to the Top 10 of all the cities measured, Singapore holds huge promise and opportunity for women entrepreneurs,” Eric Goh, vice president, Singapore Enterprise Business, Dell EMC, told Enterprise Innovation. “We believe that by highlighting these differences and successes via the WE City Deep Dives and Blueprints, we can collectively improve the landscape for high-potential women entrepreneurs.”WE City Capital & Technology Deep DivesCapital and technology are both critical for scaling any business, but women face unique challenges with both. In 2017, only two percent of venture funding went to female founders.“We estimate there is a $300 billion annual credit deficit for these women-owned businesses,” said Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., president of the World Bank Group.Based on the qualitative analysis of the WE Cities Index and insights from members of the DWEN network, we found that many women entrepreneurs have difficulty talking about technology in general. The WE City Capital and Technology deep dives uncover:How women entrepreneurs are accessing capital, using technologyHow different regions are accessing different sources of capital, using technologyIndustries that women entrepreneurs gravitate towards and how it impacts access to capital and technologyHow access to capital and use of technology differ across leading citiesDWEN Director Ingrid Devin shared with Independent.ie that the vast majority of venture capital funding goes to men and that while Dell cannot ‘fix’ that, we are trying to offer some solutions to female entrepreneurs.“One of the ways women are getting funding is through women investors and we’re trying to highlight the stories of those women investors and encourage more women to get investors – a lot of women don’t know how,” she said.WE Cities ManifestoAt Dell we firmly believe that for each woman entrepreneur we help raise up, perceptions will change and so will actions. It’s why we founded DWEN nearly a decade ago to support and nurture a community of female entrepreneurs by providing access to technology, networks and capital.We have further outlined our beliefs in the WE Cities Manifesto which states:We believe that access to and development of financial and human capital is essential to fostering women’s entrepreneurship.We believe that local governments and business leaders can help facilitate connections by increasing access to local and global networks and markets.We see technology-driven implications for both government and business.While the WE Cities Index, Blueprints and Deep Dives highlight the broad differences – both challenges and successes that each city faces, there are some key learnings and individual efforts that can add up to big changes for women-owned businesses.We will leverage these tools in an upcoming roadshow to meet with policy makers, investors, academics, women entrepreneurs, media and advocates from the private sector to share findings, hack solutions on how to improve a city’s ranking and bring together women entrepreneurs with women investors.So watch for more to come, and spend some time diving deeper into the 2018 WE Cities Study here: Dell 2018 Women Entrepreneur Cities Study – Rating Global Cities’ ability to attract and support High Potential Women Entrepreneurs from Dell Technologies
P.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Program October 1, 2005 Regular News P.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Program The Palm Beach County Bar Association recently established its first Minority Initiative Program for students from four regional law schools including Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.This new internship program provides an opportunity for minority second- and third-year law students to obtain placements in law firms and governmental agencies in Palm Beach County.Each law school will select two students for the program, providing a total of eight students with internship opportunities, which begain in mid-September.“The goal of the program is specifically designed to provide exposure to under-represented minority law students,” said Meenu Sasser, the program’s chair. “It is our hope that these students will have a wonderful learning experience and will remain in the area after graduation.”“We are grateful to the law firms who have agreed to open their doors to these students and give them an opportunity to receive first hand experience in the legal field,” said Theodore Leopold, president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.Participating entities include Boose Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martins McBane & O’Connell; Lytal Reiter Clark Fountain & Williams; Gunster Yoakley; Walton Lantaff; Ruden McClosky; Greenberg Traurig; Fourth District Court of Appeal; and the Clerk & Comptroller for Palm Beach County.
Applicants needed for bar examiners Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancy : Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its June 2 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms commencing November 1. Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible. Board members of the bar examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members volunteer 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed. Persons interested in applying may download the application from www.floridabar.org, or should contact The Florida Bar at 850/561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-2300. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business April 7. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews. Applicants needed for bar examiners April 15, 2006 Regular News
Yesterday, the coordination of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the County of Istria, the mayor of Istria, was held, regarding the issue of caring for people suffering from COVID-19 during the 2020 tourist season. 3.) There is dissatisfaction with the work of inspection services regarding the control of the implementation of measures, which are in themselves quite liberal. The state will be asked to provide the best possible inspections, especially in those facilities that do not follow the recommendations. 1.) All cities and municipalities, together with their civil protection headquarters, will locate, ie determine possible capacities, which will serve for quarantine and self-isolation of possible suspicious tourists, while all patients will go to the hospital. This applies especially to those facilities that cannot plan their capacities, while all large tourist houses have planned 10% of their capacity for possible cases of infection. The Mayor of Pula, Boris Miletić, on the other hand, believes that excellence in dealing with the corona crisis, along with the expertise of the Civil Protection Headquarters, is also evident in the Istrian community, which was confirmed by yesterday’s session. “Together, we want to preserve the health of our people, but we want to enable citizens and the economy, including tourism, to function. However, on the other hand, we see that the release of measures has increased the risk of infection, which was confirmed yesterday with two new infected. Therefore, it is necessary to emphasize the importance of respecting all epidemiological measures, in terms of keeping distance, personal hygiene, as well as adherence to measures at public gathering places. We want to get the most out of this season, but above all to preserve people’s health”, Said the mayor of Pula, adding that he expects the entry into force of the state protocol on the treatment of tourists. The main topic was the measures to be taken to take care of possible cases of tourists positive for COVID-19 during the tourist season. Currently one of the main topics that needs to be defined as soon as possible and more clearly. From Tuesday, they will have fully ready and equipped facilities in Istria 2.) The city headquarters together with the tourist houses will check the condition of the health organization in the tourist houses, ie they will check whether the health system has been established or something still needs to be done together with the Istrian health centers. The IDZ proposed that an effective health care system for tourists be established as soon as possible so that they do not make an uncontrolled break into the public health care system. Mayor Kozlevac also referred to the latter, saying the following: “We have been waiting for three weeks for a protocol from the National Civil Protection Headquarters and the state on how to treat possible sick tourists, of which there are already over 40 in Istria today. We simply cannot wait any longer and from Tuesday we will have fully ready and equipped facilities. Given the situation and the excellent functioning of the civil protection system in the Istrian County, our goal is to achieve the achieved results and to take everything necessary in the coming period to keep the situation favorable, to the satisfaction of our citizens and tourists , who are coming to Istria in increasing numbers “, said Kozlevac. / / / WHO WILL COVER THE COST OF ACCOMMODATION OF GUESTS IN CASE OF SELF-INSULATION? “We felt the need to analyze the situation together with the responsible persons at the level of cities, municipalities and local headquarters in order to be, as before, ready to react promptly in the event of an infection among our guests. “, pointed out the Istrian prefect Fabrizio Radin. While waiting for the decision of the National Civil Protection Headquarters and the MINT, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Istrian County could no longer wait and made the decision on the protocol that some of the guests have symptoms or coronavirus. Thus, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Istrian County made the following conclusions which were adopted at the coordination: 4.) Depending on the assessment, SCZ next week will adopt certain measures that will be mandatory in terms of respecting physical distance, the need to wear a mask, personal hygiene and space hygiene.
First Year of Medical Marijuana Helps 83,000 Pennsylvanians February 15, 2019 Medical Marijuana, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that in its first year the state’s medical marijuana program has helped 83,000 Pennsylvanians access this vital medication, which was dispensed nearly 600,000 times at approved dispensaries across the state.“The first year that the state’s medical marijuana program has been operational tells us that this program is working to help Pennsylvanians in need of this medication,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “Patients are realizing the benefits and there has been steady, positive progress that I am pleased to report.”In addition to patients, nearly 1,000 physicians are now approved to certify patients to participant in the program. More than 1,460 physicians have registered to be certified.“Our goal for the next year and beyond is to increase the number of grower/processors and dispensaries operating, to register even more physicians and to continue the growth of our scientific, medically based program,” Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said.The medical marijuana program has permitted 25 grower/processors and 50 dispensaries, the maximum allowed under the law. All Phase I grower/processors are operational, and 45 dispensary locations are operational and dispensing product.More than 116,000 patients in Pennsylvania have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program. The approximately 83,000 who have purchased medical marijuana at a dispensary already have their identification cards.The medical marijuana program was signed into law by Gov. Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed temporary regulations to enact the program;Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;Approved six training providers for physician continuing education;Approved four laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Registered more than 116,000 patients and issued more than 83,000 identification cards;Validated nearly 600,000 dispensing events;Issued 25 grower/processors permits, 12 of which are operational;Issued 50 dispensary permits and approved 45 locations to begin operations; andCertified eight medical schools as Academic Clinical Research Centers.The program offers medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under an approved practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Medical marijuana grossed more than $132 million in total sales one year after the official start of product being sold. The commonwealth collected more than $2 million in tax revenue to date from grower/processors.For more information about the medical marijuana program, visit www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Dutch offshore grid operator TenneT TSO B.V. has issued a call for competition for the construction, transport and installation of an offshore platform for a Hollandse Kust offshore wind zone.TenneT will develop at least 3,500MW of offshore connections by 2023; all with a standardised concept of 700MW per connection. The platforms will connect offshore wind farms to the onshore grid by HVAC sea cables.The platforms within one area will be connected by means of a 66kV cable. The platforms are to carry high-voltage switching and transformation equipment as well as auxiliary facilities.Intake power from the wind farms will be 66kV, export power from the platform will be 220kV. The scope of the intended contracts includes design, engineering, production, delivery, transport and installation of topside and jacket, TenneT said.Source: TenneTThe Hollandse Kust zone is divided into two areas: The 1,400MW Hollandse Kust (South) and the 700MW Hollandse Kust (North). TenneT has awarded Petrofac with a contract to build the Hollandse Kust (South) Alpha and the optional Hollandse Kust (South) Beta platform.The 700MW Hollandse Kust (Noord) platform is yet to be tendered.Further information on the contract notice can be found here.
“We promise to bring you the best Panaad sa Negros Festival in the future.For now, stay healthy and keep safe everyone!” they added. “Despite the initial preparations, the health, safety and well-being ofall Negrosanons are still the priority,” Lacson said. The organizers of the said festival already posted on their officialFacebook page the cancelation of the event. At that time, the provincial government said they will continue workingon the preparations for Panaad 2020 since the COVID-19 spread may no longerexist in April. “We are all excited for Panaad sa Negros Festival 2020. However, thehealth and safety of our fellow Negrenses are our top priority,” the organizerssaid. They added, however, that they are willing to cancel or postpone thefestival if the need arises in order to not sacrifice the health of its people.(With a report from PNA/PN) Municipal and city mayors of Negros Occidental meet with Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer during the Negros Association of Chief Executives assembly in Talisay City on March 16. They unanimously agreed to cancel the staging of the 27th Panaad sa Negros Festival on April 20 to 26 amid the 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial government hascancelled the staging of the 27th Panaad sa Negros Festival on April 20 to 26amid the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Dubbed as the “Festival of All Festivals,” Panaad sa Negros showcasesthe 32-themed pavilions of each city and municipality of the province. They aredesigned either as replicas of their own municipal or city hall, or it can evenbe their famous products. The top provincial officials and the local chief executives unanimouslyagreed to cancel this year’s edition of the festival. This year’s edition of the Panaad Festival – supposedly the first underthe leadership of Lacson and Ferrer – was launched on Feb.11 with the theme,“The Future is Now!” The decision was made after Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov.Jeffrey Ferrer met with the mayors of the towns and cities during the NegrosAssociation of Chief Executives assembly in Talisay City on March 16.