President Obama Is Hosting A Music Festival At The White House

first_imgWhile the 2016 election continues to heat up, President Barack Obama continues to be nothing but cool. After POTUS released two personally-curated summer playlists earlier this month, the White House’s website has announced a one-day music and arts festival to be held at the President’s house, cleverly dubbed South By South Lawn. Inspired by his trip to speak at this year’s South By Southwest conference and festival in Austin, TX, Obama and his team will bring together creators, innovators, and organizers from around the country and the world on October 3rd for a day of film, music, and interactive exhibits and panel discussions. Artists for the event have yet to be announced.As the President said in Selma, “It is you, the young and fearless at heart, the most diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.” In that spirit, South by South Lawn will challenge young leaders to build on our progress toward an America that is more tolerant, fair, and full of opportunities.Tickets will not be sold for the event. Rather, attendees will be chosen via nomination by their peers. The nomination form reads: “Know somebody creating change — big or small — in your community? We’re inviting you to nominate yourself or somebody you know to attend.” Submissions are due by September 10th at 5pm Eastern Time. You can submit a nomination here.last_img read more

LCRCC announces new members

first_imgLAKE CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 21 NEW MEMBERSBURLINGTON – The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased toannounce the following new members for the month of October:Analytical Services, Inc.; BD Insulation, Inc.; Boston Berkeley Group;Central Service Towing; Epik One; Executive Rentals VT.com; FE Hart FenceCompany, Inc.; Frances Marion Watson; Jay Peak Area Association; KeyDesigns, LLC; LaCarreta Mexican Restaurant; Mason Associates; MortgageMaster Inc. Vermont; Quizine; Red Bull North America, Inc.; Red Concrete;S.P. Larson, Inc.; Supercuts of Vermont dba White Mountain Group, LLC;Vermont Apartment Owners Associations, LLC; Vermont Council for Quality;Waterfront Catering GroupThe benefits of a Chamber membership speak for themselves, from healthinsurance to networking opportunities. For more information on joiningthe Chamber, contact Susan Boardman at 863-3489 ext. 211 or visitwww.vermont.org(link is external) to download a membership application today.The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profitorganization that seeks to promote and support the healthy environment andquality of life that makes the Lake Champlain Region of Vermont the idealplace to live, work, and do business.# # #last_img read more

The quality of the sea for swimming on the sea beaches in the County of Istria is excellent

first_imgSince 19 June 2017, the Institute of Public Health of the County of Istria has conducted III. sea ​​quality testing on beaches in the County of Istria.A total of 209 measuring points were sampled at the sea, and based on individual test results of microbiological indicators at 209 measuring points or 100,00% of the samples, excellent bathing sea quality was recorded. During sampling, sea temperature ranged from 21,6 0C to 24,8 0C while air temperature ranged from 21,0 0C to 28,0 0C.The results of individual tests on the Adriatic, ie the quality of the sea in the Republic of Croatia, are publicly available and published herelast_img read more

Biden attacks Trump health policy as ‘cruel’ in election battleground state

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday condemned President Donald Trump for fighting to gut Obamacare, accusing the Republican of threatening healthcare protections for millions of Americans in the midst of a raging pandemic.In a speech in the must-win election battleground of Pennsylvania, Biden blasted the Trump administration for its expected filing on Thursday asking the US Supreme Court to declare the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, illegal. The law was the signature legislative achievement of Biden’s time as Barack Obama’s vice president.”It’s cruel, it’s heartless, it’s callous,” Biden said, and would force families to “live their lives caught in a vise between Donald Trump’s twin legacies: his failure to protect the American people from the coronavirus and his heartless crusade to take healthcare protections away.” Biden, who has mostly stayed in his Delaware home since March amid coronavirus concerns, is slowly resuming some campaigning.Trump, his opponent in the Nov. 3 election, traveled on Thursday to Wisconsin, another swing state, where he visited a shipbuilding facility in a bid to tout his record on manufacturing.Recent polls show Trump trailing Biden in both states. On Wednesday the number of new coronavirus cases around the country climbed to a near-record high. In a later statement, Biden also criticized the Trump administration for ending direct funding of some coronavirus testing sites.The president has said his decisions to restrict travel and encourage social distancing helped curtail the virus, but the United States has by far the most coronavirus cases and deaths in the world. Topics :center_img Trump has criticized the cost and coverage under Obamacare and has been promising since his 2016 campaign to replace it with a better plan.”The president will always support coverage for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh.It was the ACA that prohibited health insurers from denying coverage to Americans with pre-existing health conditions.Democrats expect to make their promise to defend Obamacare a marquee election-year issue after they used a similar strategy in 2018 to win control of the House of Representatives.House Democrats unveiled a bill on Wednesday to provide more tax credits for low-income people’s insurance and more healthcare funding for states. Republicans are unlikely to support the bill.last_img read more

Offshore decommissioning cost dropping, OGA says

first_imgThe cost of offshore oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in the UK North Sea is continuing to fall, the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has said.Illustration: Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has recently completed the single-piece removal of the 25,000 t Brent Bravo topsides from the UK North Sea.The latest analysis shows strong progress towards the shared objective of industry and government to reduce decommissioning costs by at least 35%, OGA said in a report last week.According to 2019 decommissioning cost estimate, presented by OGA last week, estimated (P50) decommissioning costs have reduced to £51 billion in 2019, compared to £59.7 billion in 2017, despite including more assets and infrastructure than in the 2017 inventory.The OGA said the cost reduction has been primarily driven by continued improvement in planning and execution practices.This has led to reductions in the estimated cost of well plug and abandonment (P&A) in the Northern North Sea (NNS) and Central North Sea (CNS); Platform running costs in the NNS; Platform and subsea infrastructure removals in the NNS and CNS; and reduced contingency associated with improved estimating definition.OGA’s Head of Decommissioning, Nils Cohrs said: “It’s really good news that industry is now half-way towards the collective target in just two years. Better capability and experience is providing greater certainty of actual UK decommissioning costs with several operators already achieving significant cost savings through adopting different approaches, learning and sharing with others, and challenging previous norms. The supply chain is also bringing new solutions to the market in terms of pricing structures, business models and technology.”last_img read more

Rivers Hoopers drawn in Nile Conference of Basketball Africa League

first_imgNigeria’s representative at the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League, Rivers Hoopers have been drawn in the Nile Conference alongside Zamalek of Egypt, Union Sportive Monastirienne of Tunisia, Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo, Forces Armes et Police Basketball (FAP) of Cameroon and Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda. Each team will play the five opponents in their Conference in three different cities once. The top four teams in each Conference will advance to the single-elimination playoffs in Rwanda scheduled for May. Rivers Hoopers will play their five games in Tunisia, Egypt and Lagos. Meanwhile, official kit sponsors of the BAL Nike and Jordan unveiled jerseys for the teams during the NBA All Star Weekend held on 15 February, 2020 in Chicago. Hoopers and five other teams will be kitted by Nike while the other six will be kitted by Jordan. The two kit sponsors will provide the teams with jerseys, warm up apparel, socks and practice gear. Rivers Hoopers have since intensified training as they get set to participate in the inaugural Basketball Africa League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Games in the Nile Conference will tip-off on March 20 in Monastir, Tunisia. Rivers Hoopers are among 12 teams from 12 African countries that will compete in this year’s Basketball Africa League. Champions from national leagues in six countries – Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia were guaranteed a spot in the inaugural BAL season while the remaining six teams from Cameroon, Rwanda, Madagascar, Mali, Algeria and Mozambique secured their tickets through qualifying tournament. The 12 teams have been drawn into two Conferences with six teams in each group – Sahara Conference and Nile Conference. While games in the Nile Conference will tip off on March 20, action in the Sahara Conference will dunk off a week earlier on March 13 in Dakar.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really AreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Real, Juve fight for £70m Kante

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Real Madrid are reportedly keen to rival interest from Juventus to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.The Frenchman has established himself as one of the best in his position in the world and his performances have caught the eye of the Spanish giants, according to Sport.There have been doubts expressed about the team’s current holding midfielder Casemiro and the club believe Kante be be an upgrade.Italian champions Juve are also interested in Kante and believe a transfer fee would be in the region of £70 million which is an accessible figure.Frank Lampard’s youthful revolution at Stamford Bridge could mean that a generational change is taking place and the 28-year-old Kante might look for his next chapter elsewhere.He might also be drawn by the allure of playing with compatriots Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.Kante scored as Chelsea beat Southampton 4-1 at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon. Tags: Blaise MatuidiJuventusReal Madridlast_img read more

Gunners take Viviano on loan

first_img Serie B club Palermo announced the deal with a short statement on their official website which read: “Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has been released to Arsenal on loan with the option to buy.” A product of the Brescia youth system, Viviano went on to play for the club for five years before signing Bologna, with Inter Milan purchasing 50 per cent of his registration before the move. He went on to spend a season at the San Siro but a knee injury curtailed his first-team opportunities in Milan with a move to Palermo completed in 2012. The club were relegated to Serie B last season but Viviano spent the campaign on loan at Fiorentina, who finished fourth in Serie A. Wenger has already added the free transfer signings of forward Yaya Sanogo and the returning Mathieu Flamini and has now strengthened another key position at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger revealed his delight at being able to bring Viviano to north London, admitting the goalkeeper had been on his radar. “Viviano is a player that we have rated for some time and we are very pleased to have signed him on loan,” he told arsenal.com. “He’s experienced and has proved himself at a high level, and provides us with excellent cover to our existing goalkeepers.” The 27-year-old Italy international becomes Arsene Wenger’s third signing of the summer and will compete with Wojciech Szczesny to be the Frenchman’s first-choice stopper for the remainder of the campaign. Wenger is believed to have had a long-standing interest in Viviano as he looks to create competition in between the posts for Arsenal, with Lukasz Fabianski also available as an option. Press Associationcenter_img Palermo have confirmed that goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has signed a season-long loan deal with Arsenal, with the Gunners having the option to make the deal permanent.last_img read more

Ramsey: Survival fight back on

first_img “It’s strange from a personal point of view because we worked together at Tottenham. “We speak every four or five days maybe. We live near each other, me, him and Les (Ferdinand) live probably ten minutes from each other so sometimes there is a pint to be had.” Rangers gave themselves hope of beating the drop after Bobby Zamora’s wonderful lob capped a first-half goalrush at The Hawthorns. Charlie Austin and Eduardo Vargas also scored while Joey Barton netted an injury-time fourth after Victor Anichebe had pulled a goal back for the 10-man hosts. Youssouf Mulumbu was sent off late on, just 12 minutes after coming on, after a challenge with Barton. Defeat left Albion seven points above the drop zone before they host bottom side Leicester on Saturday and Mulumbu protested his innocence after his red card. “I just jumped higher than Joey Barton – I didn’t even know what player it was,” he said. “I just jumped higher than him and I didn’t make any movement with my shoulder. “I think it’s harsh but that’s how it is. “I don’t know if we’ll appeal. I will speak with the club but when you look at the video it’s very harsh. “I didn’t make any movement to hurt anybody so we will speak with the coach and the club and see what is the best way to sort this out.” Chris Ramsey reckons QPR have blown the race for survival wide open as he prepares to go head-to-head with friend Tim Sherwood. Rangers beat West Brom 4-1 on Saturday and will move out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with a win at Aston Villa on Tuesday. QPR are three points behind 17th-placed Villa – who lost 3-1 at Manchester United on Saturday – but have a better goal difference than their rivals. Ramsey was Villa boss Sherwood’s assistant at Tottenham last season and believes the fight to stay in the top flight can go to the wire. “For the neutral it’s fantastic because it goes right to the end. It’s going to be very interesting because Leicester will be thinking they’re not out of it either,” he said, referring to the Foxes’ 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday. “If things hadn’t gone our way and perhaps gone Villa’s way then the mountain looks a little bigger but the game on Tuesday will be very important for both teams. “They have a lot of pace and they are in touching distance from being out of this mire. “They want to get the points early so they can get their thoughts on the beach with four or five games to go. No-one wants to be travelling on the coach on the last day needing to win 3-0 to stay up.” But regardless of Tuesday’s result Ramsey backed Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert in February, to keep Villa up. He said: “Without a shadow of a doubt, I think he will keep them up. “He is good enough, he has a good squad, he has players who have the wow factor and from his point of view he knows how to manipulate those players. If I was a betting man – which we’re not allowed to do – I would be putting a bet on him keeping them up. Press Associationlast_img read more

Hull Boss, Bruce, Holds England Manager Talks with English FA

first_imgHull boss Steve Bruce was interviewed by the Football Association on Monday about the England manager’s job.Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has also been interviewed and is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson, who quit after England lost to Iceland at Euro 2016.Hull said Bruce, 55, has “held informal discussions” but “no official approach has been received from the FA”.“It’s got to be the prime job that any Englishman could ever want to have,” Bruce told Sky Sports. “I’m highly flattered to be even considered. I put my case across and let’s hope it was successful.”Bruce added he was up against “a big pal of mine” in Allardyce, and that whoever gets the job needs to take away the players’ “fear in tournaments” after a run of just one win in seven matches at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann have also been linked with the role.Bruce led the Tigers back into the Premier League last season after relegation to the Championship in 2015.Hull’s statement added they want the FA to “conclude their business quickly in order to avoid further speculation”.Sunderland called on the FA to “bring about a swift resolution to the matter” after Allardyce was interviewed last week.FA chief executive Martin Glenn is fronting a three-man panel, which also includes FA technical director Dan Ashworth and board member David Gill, to decide the next England manager.Former Manchester United captain and defender Bruce, who was never capped by England, said in June that he would be staying at Hull.However, amid talk of a takeover at KC Stadium, he accepted he could be replaced when asked if he was certain of his position.Prior to talks with the FA, Bruce recently said it was “highly flattering” to be linked with a role he hopes goes to an Englishman.“There’s nobody more patriotic than I am,” he told BBC Radio Humberside.“I’m honoured to be linked with it. It’s the pinnacle to go and manage your country. What bigger job in the world is there?”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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