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first_imgSince its inception in 2018, The Peach Music Festival has quickly become one of the most beloved music festivals of the summer. The festival has become known as an Allman Brothers Band extended family gathering, which each rendition boasting an enviable lineup frequently tapping members of the band and their various side projects. After a successful 2017, today, The Peach Music Festival announced a major change as it looks toward 2018.The Peach Festival: Continuing The Allman Brothers Band Legacy After 2017’s Major LossesWhile in the past, the festival has taken place during mid-August (this year’s festival went down across August 10th through 13th), in 2018, The Peach Music Festival will return to Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania, instead taking place in mid-July from July 19th through 22nd. As noted with the announcement, Early Bird Passes go on sale on Thursday at 10 am for only $99 plus fees. For more information on the festival, head to the event’s website here.[Photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more


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first_imgStudents interested in film and television must be willing to do whatever it takes to get into the industry, award-winning producers Kevin Fortson and Antonia Ellis said in a lecture Wednesday evening. “Having hired interns, it’s very clear who is a star and who isn’t … it shows who’s willing to do the work,” Ellis said. “If you have to make coffee or copies, do it.” Fortson said it is important for students to make themselves visible and reliable as a good worker and a part of a team. As senior vice president of production for Warner Horizon Television (WHTV), Fortson oversees the production of many scripted shows for cable and reality TV, including “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Bachelor.” When contemplating a career in Hollywood, one could either do freelance work or take a steadier job at a studio, like Fortson. Although freelancers have the chance to make huge profits, this type of work is risky, he said. As for knowing when producers have a hit, both Fortson and Ellis said sometimes it takes shooting the pilot or even airing the series before a television show really takes off. Fortson said he was skeptical of “The Bachelor” after hearing the original pitch. Ellis, who has produced numerous shows including “Royal Pains,” “Sex in the City” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” got her start in the music industry working on music videos during the advent of MTV. She said finding the perfect job is a confusing process. “I had wished someone had given me clues about how to get from point A to B,” Ellis said. Her career has taken her from Los Angeles to New York City and back again, and as a result of these demands, Ellis said she has not started a family. “You have to do some soul searching to figure out what makes you happy,” she said. Ellis also said she was optimistic about the status of women in Hollywood — both in production and in front of the camera. “I’ve never felt from a work standpoint that it was harder,” she said. “In films and TV there are a lot of strong women today and I’m excited about that.” Although neither Fortson nor Ellis attended Notre Dame, they both emphasized the value of a Notre Dame education. Fortson said having a degree from Notre Dame prepares students for whatever they want to do.last_img read more


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first_imgUniversity of Vermont,Vermont students are not just attending the University of Vermont in near record numbers, they’re staying and graduating at historically high rates, the university announced today.Diversity enrollment also reached an historic milestone this fall, officials announced.First-year retention — the percentage of students who return to college after their freshman year, a widely accepted indicator of student engagement and success — is 91 percent for in-state sophomores this fall at UVM, tying last year’s all time high. In 2000 first-year retention of Vermont students was 83.8 percent.A total of 644 Vermont students enrolled at UVM in the fall of 2009, the second highest incoming class in the last 15 years. Total Vermont enrollment is 3,277, one of the highest totals since the mid 1990’s.Six- and four-year graduation rates for Vermonters also set records this year. The six-year rate for students graduating in May 2010 was 80.5 percent, up from 67.9 percent in 2000. The four-year rate was 64.8 percent, compared with 51.4 percent ten years ago.”This is a high water mark for UVM,” said UVM president Daniel Mark Fogel. “Student quality has never been higher, our faculty are setting new records in research productivity, unrestricted annual giving is up, and we’ve significantly upgraded our physical campus. But nothing is more important that student success. Our higher education institutions need to do more than simply attract young people to college, we need to help them succeed once they get here. At UVM, we’re doing exactly that.”UVM’s in-state first year retention of 91 percent would rank it 23rd compared with overall retention rates in 2009 at the nation’s 163 public doctoral universities, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The vast majority of students at those schools come from in-state, and out-of-state students tend to raise overall averages.The in-state six-year graduation rate of 80.5 percent would rank it 17th compared with overall six-year rates on the same list of 163 schools.The average six-year graduation rate at public doctoral universities in the U.S. is 57 percent.While Vermonters outperform their out-of-state counterparts in both the retention and graduation rate categories, overall rates at UVM have also risen sharply in the last decade. First-year retention for the fall of 2010 was 86.9 percent, the second highest total in university history, up from 79.9 percent a decade ago. The six-year graduation was 76.3 percent, also the highest in university history, up from 66.8 percent in 2000.A first in diversity enrollmentUVM’s recently completed report on fall enrollment, which will be presented to the university’s Board of Trustees on Friday, contains another important first. For the first time in UVM history, enrollment of ALANA (Asian-American, Latino/Latina, African-American, Native American, and multi-racial) students reached 10 percent of the overall undergraduate class this fall. The ALANA enrollment of 1,376 students, a 21 percent increase over last year, is more than three times higher than 10 years ago, when 445 ALANA students made up only 4.4 percent of the undergraduate population.”Reaching an ALANA enrollment of 10 percent is a very significant milestone,” said Fogel, “especially in a state like Vermont, which is among the least diverse in the nation. It’s my strong belief that we have turned a corner and will see increasing numbers of students of color enriching our campus in coming years.”ALANA students also set a record for first-year retention, with 91 percent of last year’s first-year students returning to UVM this fall.”We aren’t just attracting growing numbers of ALANA students to UVM,” Fogel said. “We’re making good progress toward creating a welcoming and academically engaging environment that is enabling them to succeed.”UVM also has an enrollment of 318 international students, according to the enrollment report, up 28 percent over last year and another record.UVM’s advance comes at a time when the federal government aims to halt a slide in its global rankings related to college completion. Since the 1990s, the United States has dropped from first place among developed nations in the percent of its young workers with a college degree to 12th. Last year, President Obama set a goal of returning the U.S. to the number one spot by 2020.Ambitious goalsFogel credited UVM’s success in improving retention and graduation rates to a host of programs the university has put in place over the last decade, all of which — research has shown — impact student engagement.Since 2000 UVM has added five new residential learning communities, boosted undergraduate research opportunities, offered significantly more service learning courses, expanded first-year seminars, piloted writing-intensive programs, and promoted more collaborative assignment and projects in the classroom, all “high impact activities” promoting student success and satisfaction, according to George D. Kuh, director of the Center for Postsecondary Research Faculty at Indiana University and a leading expert on factors that effect retention and graduation rates.UVM has also significantly raised the academic quality of its student body over the last decade, with SAT scores rising an average 50 points at the 25th and 75th percentile for incoming first-year students, another factor that affects retention and graduation rates.Even more is planned for the future. Building on a report the First Year Experience Task Force presented to the Board of Trustees last May, UVM has begun a comprehensive process that, by the end of the academic year, will yield a multi-faceted plan to help the university achieve its ambitious goals: a first-year retention rate of 92 percent and a six-year graduation rate of 83 percent for all students by 2020.”It will be a challenge to reach our goals,” Fogel said. “But given the success we’ve had this past decade, I think they are very much within reach.” Source: UVM. 10.29.2010###last_img read more


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first_imgPoor, poor Julie Tremmel. She was just trying to inform the citizens of Cranston, Rhode Island how to avoid a back ally encounter with a feisty black bear. The enthusiasm is there, the editing is solid, and the lighting is used affectively. The execution is just a little bit off. Not sure where NBC 10 gets its bear experts, but they were probably horrified (if they even exist, which is a legitimate question) at the interpretation of their safety tips. The arm flailing and the shoe tossing alone would probably attract more bear attention than ward them off. I can imaging a black bear rolling up on Julie, Julie going into her routine, and the bear indeed backing off…but only for enough time to get the rest of his bear buddies to check out the human on meth who thinks she’s scary.Let’s be straight here, these bear safety tips are best to be avoided.last_img read more


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first_img Free legal research available Visit floridabar.org to access fastcase online services Fastcase, the Bar-approved free legal research service for its members, is now up and running.The service, available through the Bar’s Web site at www.floridabar.org, went online as the Bar’s Annual Meeting opened June 22 in Orlando. The Bar had hoped to provide the program earlier in the month, but problems with the Bar’s Internet service forced a delay of several days.Fastcase President Phil Rosenthal manned a booth at the Annual Meeting explaining the service to Bar members, and said he found a receptive audience.“People are coming up and saying they just started their practice and they’re so relieved they have this free member benefit,” he said.Approved by an enthusiastic Board of Governors earlier this year, the five-year contract provides free access to most state and federal resources pertaining to Florida to all Bar members. For an additional $195 annually, Bar members can buy access to fastcase’s complete national law database, covering all 50 states and all federal courts. That service typically sells for $995 annually.“It’s really a great thing. It’s one of the best things that has happened to the Bar,” said Frank Walker, a member of the Board of Governors and chair of the Member Benefits Committee, when the panel met at the Annual Meeting.Immediate past Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson touted the program as a major accomplishment for the past year in her farewell address during the convention’s General Assembly.To underscore the committee’s support for the program and belief in its importance for Bar members, Walker suggested, and the committee agreed, to monitor its operation at every committee meeting during the coming year. That will enable members to evaluate the service’s operations. To assist in that effort, members also said they would ask fastcase to keep a log of calls from Bar members.Committee member Ike Iaconis, who worked extensively to bring the research benefit to the Bar, said he had a chance to try the service before the Annual Meeting. He said fastcase is providing a good basic service, but it won’t have all the bells and whistles of some expensive online legal research services.“It’s working; it’s working well. There is some fine-tuning that has been suggested,” he said. “If you try it, you’re going to really like it. It’s not a Cadillac; it’s a Chevrolet.”Fastcase, however, does provide dual column printing of opinions, Iaconis said, and its presentation on the Internet is “clear as a whistle.”Under the contract with the Bar, fastcase is providing at no cost to members Florida Supreme Court decisions since 1950, and all district court of appeal opinions since the inception of the DCAs. Also included will be all U.S. Supreme Court decisions, opinions from the Fifth and 11th U.S. circuit courts of appeal, the Florida Administrative Code, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Constitution.Access is through the Bar’s Web site at www.floridabar.org. A button on the right side of the screen will take members to a fastcase log-in page. (Bar members log-in name is their attorney number, while the password is the same as they have set up for the Bar’s storefront operations that allow members to pay dues or sign up for CLE courses online. There will be a link for members if they have not previously signed up and created a password.)Once signed in, members will go to a fastcase page that allows them to begin a search. That page has tips for conducting an efficient search and instructions, such as searching for opinions or subjects during a specific time frame. A name or subject can be typed in the search box, and all related cases, statutes, and cites will be returned.Those using the free service will automatically have their searches limited to the state and federal courts and sources listed above. Those who sign up for the $195 national service will have the option of selecting a national search or Florida-related search.“The most significant comment you’ll hear is people aren’t believing it. People don’t believe they have this opportunity,” Iaconis said. He added some people have thought the service would be free for a few weeks or months and then they would have to pay, and were happy to learn the Florida service is free for as long as they want to use it.“It’s happening; it’s terrific,” he said. “People are excited.”Iaconis said there is a link to fastcase’s Web site from the search page, and members can find a number for a help desk there. He reported that he called late in the evening and found the desk both manned and helpful. July 15, 2005 Regular News Free legal research availablelast_img read more


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first_imgWorkers in developing and emerging economies, especially those in informal employment, had been affected to a much greater extent than in past crises, the United Nations agency said. It added that a decline in employment numbers had generally been greater for women than men.Read also: Female workers in Indonesia earn 23% less than their male peers”Just as we need to redouble our efforts to beat the virus, so we need to act urgently and at scale to overcome its economic, social and employment impacts. That includes sustaining support for jobs, businesses and incomes,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in a statement.In the second quarter alone, the revised estimate of global working time lost was 17.3%, equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs, against a previous estimate of 14% or 400 million jobs, the report said.In the third quarter, working-hour losses of 12.1% or equivalent to 345 million jobs were expected, it said.”Moreover, revised projections for the fourth quarter suggest a bleaker outlook than previously estimated,” it said.Working hours losses in the final quarter of 2020 are now projected to amount to 8.6%, equivalent to 245 million full-time jobs, against the same time a year ago, the ILO said.Topics : Income earned from work worldwide dropped by an estimated 10.7%, or $3.5 trillion, in the first nine months of 2020, compared to the same period a year ago, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.The figure, which does not include income support provided by governments to compensate for workplace closures during the pandemic, is equal to 5.5% of global gross domestic product (GDP) for the first three quarters of 2019, it said.”Workplace closures continue to disrupt labor markets around the world, leading to working hour losses that are higher than previously estimated,” the ILO said in its sixth report on the effects of the pandemic on the world of work.last_img read more


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first_img“Sharing our knowledge and experience and being able to train the local Taiwan operations and maintenance team will aid the operation and the sustainability of the site.” EDS HV stated it had provided skills to the local people enabling them to safely and efficiently run their high-voltage network. The 128MW wind farm comprises two Siemens Gamesa 4MW turbines and 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines. Formosa 1 is Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. It consists of the 8MW Formosa 1 Phase 1, inaugurated in May 2017, and the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 which was officially commissioned in November 2019. EDS HV has completed electrical safety commissioning and consultancy work at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan.center_img The safety rules were adapted and translated from English to Mandarin, before being applied to the offshore and onshore high voltage networks. “It has been a privilege for EDS to be involved in this landmark project – a major step in Taiwan’s renewable energy ambitions. The successful completion of our work scope is a credit to the EDS team involved, who faced many challenges throughout, including the language barrier, cultural barriers and the difficult climate in which we had to work,” said David Orr, Operations Manager at EDS HV. The company said it had implemented a safe system of work and trained people under the new safety rules to various levels of authorization, including control engineers, 161kV SAPs and 33kV Wind Turbine Generator SAPs. last_img read more


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first_img Loading… 2020-21 Serie A fixture list will be drawn up tomorrow, with the season running from September 19 to May 23, six-midweek rounds, and no Christmas break. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there won’t be the usual ceremony to reveal the fixtures and it will be a much more streamlined process, starting at 11.00 UK time on Wednesday, September 2. The Lega Serie A confirmed today that there will be six-midweek rounds on December 16, December 23, January 6, February 2, April 21, and May 12. The breaks for international duty are on the weekends of October 11, November 15, and March 28.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img The closing round is on May 23, 2021. read also:Serie A: Osimhen ‘feared racism’ before signing for Napoli There will be no Christmas break, while Lazio and Roma cannot play at home after May 18 because the Stadio Olimpico must be prepared for Euro 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


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first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed a new deal for Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr.Pinnick on Wednesday made the revelation via his Twitter handle: @PinnickAmaju. According to him: “I’m happy to announce that the NFF and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as Coach of the Super Eagles.“We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here.“We can now focus on qualifying for the World Cup and winning the Nations Cup.“In truth, these are sacrosanct and Coach Rohr is aware of these conditions.“Like the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development has rightly noted, we are uncompromising in these goals. “The board of the Federation and I are totally in agreement with the minister on the goals for the team and it is unwavering.“In the same vein, I would like to thank our sponsors, especially AITEO’s support for our football is unquantifiable, even in these difficult.“…times and I cannot stress enough, how much of a rock they have been.“Thank you, AITEO.“With the distraction of the contract talks out of the way now, we can now face our football on the pitch, totally. Again, I never lost confidence in Gernot Rohr’s ability… “…to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on.”Tags: Amaju PinnickGernot RohrNigeria Football FederationSuper EaglesWorld Cuplast_img read more


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first_img It was Lukaku’s first Everton goal since making the permanent move from Stamford Bridge but he was apologetic in his celebrations, having spent the 2012-13 season on loan at the Hawthorns. Albion tried to respond and Saido Berahino’s effort was deflected over as, with the home fans restless, they began to dominate. There were brief signs of a blossoming partnership between Brown Ideye and Berahino but, for all their bluster, the hosts lacked the quality to seriously threaten Everton. Chris Brunt hit the side netting and Berahino’s shot deflected wide after 33 minutes but Tim Howard remained untroubled. Everton’s threat was minimal but Mirallas warned of what was to come when he fired over from 25-yards eight minutes before the break. Lukaku followed suit in first-half injury time and Naismith should have made it 2-0 five minutes after the break. Foster’s fine low save from Lukaku presented the Scotland striker with a gaping goal six yards out, only for him to balloon over. It was a huge let off for the Baggies but one they did not heed. Everton grew increasingly comfortable with the hosts’ predictable attacks and doubled their lead following another howler from Albion after 66 minutes. Mirallas’ tame effort from 25-yards out should have been easy for Foster but the England keeper allowed it to creep under his body. From then it was easy for the visitors and Aiden McGeady shot wide on 73 minutes as the fight left the Baggies. Samaras and Blanco made their debuts but could not make the difference and Foster saved well from Leon Osman to deny Everton a third. The keeper thwarted the midfielder again on 88 minutes with a fine low stop after a sweeping Toffees move cut the hosts apart. And the underemployed Howard had the final say when he denied Berahino and Samaras a consolation in injury time. The gaffes proved the difference and Steven Naismith could even afford to miss an open goal for the Toffees. The Baggies lacked the quality to open up Everton with head coach Alan Irvine still looking for his first Barclays Premier League win of the season. Foster had shrugged off a thumb problem which forced him out of England duty to start, while James Morrison made his first league start of the season, replacing the injured Youssouf Mulumbu for West Brom. Stephane Sessegnon was ruled out with blurred vision after taking a ball in the face during training on Friday. Joleon Lescott failed to make the squad, despite returning to full training after a knee injury, while fellow summer recruits Georgios Samaras and Sebastian Blanco made the bench. Everton made one change from their 6-3 defeat to Chelsea with John Stones replacing Sylvain Distin at the back. And the visitors were ahead after just one minute and 40 seconds as Lukaku seized on a mistake from Olsson. The defender’s awful clearance fell straight to the striker who beautifully curled past Foster from 18-yards. Romelu Lukaku began to repay his £28million fee after Everton cashed in on West Brom’s defensive nightmare with a 2-0 victory at the Hawthorns. The striker pounced after less than two minutes to net his first goal following his permanent return from Chelsea in the summer. It came after a poor clearance from Jonas Olsson, while Ben Foster added to the home horror show in the second half when he allowed Kevin Mirallas’ weak shot to dribble in. Press Associationlast_img read more