Solar-Powered Festival Destination Moon To Bring Funky, Diverse Lineup To Summer Camp

first_imgSolar-powered music and arts festival Destination Moon is expanding into a three day camping festival this year.  Taking place on June 17-19 at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY, this year’s event will feature two stages, late-night DJ parties, healthy food options, local vendors, and a solar-powered indie video arcade.The lineup includes Antibalas, Porches, Moon Hooch, Delicate Steve, Buke and Gase, EMEFE, and more.  For more info on the event and to purchase tickets or cabins, visit the Destination Moon website.Enter to win four tickets below!last_img

Florida announces 25 new cases of coronavirus, 1 new death

first_imghe Florida Department of Health has announced 25 new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida and the death of a Florida resident in California.To keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the virus, the Department is issuing regular updates as information becomes available.A 68-year old female Orange County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This test was performed in California following travel to Asia. This person is deceased.A 41-year old male in Orange County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 54-year old male in Osceola County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 51-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 67-year old female in Manatee County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 62-year old female in Manatee County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is not a travel related case.A 29-year old male in Volusia County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with close contact with a traveler.A 69-year old male, non-Florida resident visiting from Europe tested positive for COVID-19 in Alachua County.A 59-year old female in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 65-year old male in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 42-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 77-year old female in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 59-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 37-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 39-year old female in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 20-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 83-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 41-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 20-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 19-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 22-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 19-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 58-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 43-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 37-year old male in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Arsenal fined over Leicester ref rage

first_img0Shares0000Furious Arsenal players surround referee Graham Scott © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Arsenal were fined Sh2.7mn (£20,000) by the Football Association on Tuesday for their players’ protests during a 3-1 defeat at Leicester.Gunners players were left incensed after referee Graham Scott gave Leicester a 75th-minute spot-kick for a foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Demarai Gray at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy converted the penalty to put Leicester 2-1 up and on course for victory in Arsenal’s penultimate game of the Premier League season on May 9.“Arsenal have been fined £20,000 after failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 75th minute against Leicester City on 9 May 2018,” an FA statement announced.“Arsenal admitted the charge but did not accept the standard penalty. An Independent Regulatory Commission subsequently ruled that the circumstances were not truly exceptional and the fine was applied.”Leicester’s first league win over Arsenal since 1994 came in Arsene Wenger’s second last game in charge of the Gunners.It was Arsenal’s seventh consecutive top-flight away defeat and Wenger, speaking after the match, said: “It’s a creative, imaginative aspect from the referee. We watched it again, it’s a nice dive but it’s not a penalty.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

What Should We Be Doing about a Potentially Jobless Future

first_imgShare31Tweet1Share36Email68 Shares“jobs.” Credit: Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!July 11, 2017; Chicago TribuneConcerns about lost jobs, stagnant wages, economic insecurity, and the growing wealth gap have been front and center for policymakers and our nation’s political leadership. Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research has just published a meta-study that should be high on their reading lists.Drawing on a wide dataset, the study draws a disconcerting picture of the future of the American job market, one that shows a significant impact on American workers.Roughly one in four American jobs, across the income and educational spectrum, are at risk of foreign competition in the coming years. Much more critically, approxi­mately half of the jobs are at risk for automation. Thus, consider­able additional labor market turbulence is likely in the coming generation.For government-sponsored and private human service organizations, this amount of dislocation will be challenging. For political leaders, the challenge is to limit the potential for “increasing political polarization and divergent regional economic outcomes.”The negative effects, particularly of automation, will not affect all parts of the population equally. According to the Chicago Tribune’s coverage of the study, while the risk of losing one’s job to trade pressures or overseas labor competition is spread evenly across income and education, the risk of being replaced by automation is highest among people making less than $38,000 a year. “Low levels of automation risk are associated with much higher wages. Indeed, occupations in the lowest automation risk decile averages more than $80,000 in annual salary, while occupa­tions in the highest decile of automation risk have incomes less than $40,000 per year.”Those who are currently struggling will face the biggest challenges. From the authors’ perspective:There is reasonable worry that economic instability makes it more difficult for already disad­vantaged families to provide necessities, like education fees, transportation, food and safe housing. This, in turn, will mani­fest itself in increased negative educational outcomes and risk to children and families, with damages accruing to populations already at greater risk.[…]The consequence is that job displacement or involuntary job loss due to non-perfor­mance-based reasons, such as automation or offshoring, not only has direct impacts on the economic wellbeing of people, families, and communities, but also indirectly impacts health and mortality, childhood wellbeing, educational attainment, community integra­tion and upward mobility.Michael Hicks, one of the study’s authors, told the Chicago Tribune that “the transition period could be extraordinarily nasty, exacerbating existing trends that have driven much of the nation’s political and social discontent.” A successful response will require an openness to reexamining the current national, state, and local strategies for responding to job dislocation, approaches which have proven to have limited success.National efforts provide individual workers with help in learning skills needed for their next job and some limited economic support to help them bridge the gap between their old and new career. Local state efforts are focused on attracting new jobs, often by enticing employers to relocate to new areas. Neither approach seems sufficient to respond to the large-scale changes we are facing.The broad focus of policy, especially in the most at-risk counties, has been on attracting footloose employers, which have comprised a vanishingly small share of job creation over the past half century. We argue here, as we have else­where, that state and local economic development policies largely misapprehend the challenges, and misapply resources to address employment and population declines.Finding a way to retrain, relocate, and support a large segment of the workforce during a period of change is the challenge before us. The future calls for a more comprehensive approach that addresses this challenge on a national level. However, we also must seriously consider whether the changing economy can provide enough jobs to allow full employment at living wages? What kind of social safety net will be required? As NPQ has covered, some governments are piloting universal basic income programs.—Martin LevineShare31Tweet1Share36Email68 Shareslast_img read more