Colorado’s New Vertex Festival Will Not Be Happening In 2017

first_imgLast summer, bands like Alabama Shakes, Trey Anastasio Band, ODESZA and more flocked to Buena Vista, Colorado for the inaugural Vertex Festival. The event was an all-around success, championed by Madison House Presents and attended by thousands of local music fans. Unfortunately, it looks like the festival will not be happening next year, thanks in part to the slowness of the local government to reissue permits.A new Denver Post feature details the full situation. According to their report, the permits for Vertex 2017 were just passed, pushing Madison House “well past original planning timelines.” That was mentioned in a statement released by Vertex, which says:“The recent approval of the permit for Vertex in 2017 is much appreciated, and displays the collective intentions to discover a great path forward. Buena Vista’s relationship with a world-class festival has amazing potential. Rushing forward could compromise the quality of the festival and is not in the best interest of Buena Vista or Vertex. We look forward to ongoing productive discussions with the community so that we can best plan the dream of what Vertex can become.”Their statement did leave room for the festival to potentially return in the future, much like Madison House Presents did when they took a year off to rebrand Rothbury as Electric Forest. However, numerous problems – including noise complaints and subsequent noise limitations – thwarted their ability to put on the festival properly. It will be interesting to see what happens to Vertex in the future, but unfortunately this report definitely puts an end to the festival’s return in 2017.last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf describe planes para crear un cuerpo civil estatal contra el coronavirus para apoyar los esfuerzos de recuperación de la COVID-19 este otoño

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf describe planes para crear un cuerpo civil estatal contra el coronavirus para apoyar los esfuerzos de recuperación de la COVID-19 este otoño May 06, 2020center_img Press Release,  Public Health A medida que Pennsylvania planea reabrir la economía de manera segura y recuperarse de la COVID-19, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció la creación de un cuerpo civil estatal contra el coronavirus, una iniciativa de servicio público que apoyará los esfuerzos este otoño para aumentar las pruebas y el rastreo de contactos y brindar nuevas oportunidades cruciales de trabajo en el sector de la salud pública.“Nuestra mayor prioridad sigue siendo proteger la salud y la seguridad públicas, pero también debemos prever la manera de abordar las necesidades futuras. Para poder reabrir nuestra economía en su máximo potencial, necesitaremos aumentar nuestra capacidad de contener este virus altamente transmisible”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “El cuerpo civil estatal contra el coronavirus servirá como un programa de servicio público que ampliará nuestra capacidad de realizar el rastreo de contactos y las pruebas, y movilizará a los residentes de Pennsylvania para contener la COVID-19”.Los constantes esfuerzos medidos y prudentes de la Administración Wolf para reabrir Pennsylvania dependerán de nuestra capacidad de ampliar la disponibilidad de las pruebas de COVID-19 y desarrollar una infraestructura robusta para realizar la vigilancia y el rastreo de contactos. Este trabajo permitirá a los residentes de Pennsylvania supervisar y responder eficazmente a los nuevos casos y cuantificar los esfuerzos de mitigación. Ayudará a nuestros esfuerzos de reapertura por etapas al tiempo que asegurará que el sistema sanitario no se vea saturado y que la transmisión de la enfermedad continúe disminuyendo.Dado que Pennsylvania planea incrementar estos esfuerzos en los próximos meses, el cuerpo civil estatal contra el coronavirus llevará estos esfuerzos a la práctica al realizar lo siguiente:Asociarse con agencias locales de salud pública, entidades comunitarias y la comunidad sin fines de lucro para expandir las pruebas existentes en Pennsylvania y las iniciativas de rastreo de contactos;Aprovechar los recursos adicionales para financiar iniciativas de pruebas y rastreo de contactos;Explorar maneras creativas de reclutar a residentes de Pennsylvania con experiencia en atención médica y salud pública para apoyar esta iniciativa; yCoordinar los recursos existentes desplegados por la comunidad, que incluyen a los enfermeros de salud comunitaria y los departamentos de salud de los condados que actualmente realizan pruebas y rastreo de contactos en todo el estado.El cuerpo civil estatal contra el coronavirus también ofrecerá una oportunidad única para que Pennsylvania reclute y capacite a los trabajadores desplazados y desempleados a causa de la COVID-19 en el servicio público con la función de rastrear contactos, lo que abordaría las necesidades económicas y de salud de Pennsylvania.Con el fin de fomentar esta nueva fuerza laboral, el cuerpo civil estatal contra el coronavirus hará lo siguiente:Involucrará a los socios en el sistema de desarrollo de la fuerza laboral, los programas actuales asociados de capacitación sanitaria y los programas de AmeriCorps para desarrollar y fortalecer una fuerza laboral de salud pública en todo el estado;Aprovechará los recursos existentes de desarrollo de la fuerza laboral para reclutar, capacitar y conectar a la fuerza laboral de salud pública con oportunidades laborales; yInvolucrará a los empleadores de salud pública y atención médica para conectar a los trabajadores capacitados con oportunidades profesionales a largo plazo.“Todos hemos hecho muchos sacrificios durante esta crisis y todos compartimos el deseo de avanzar hacia un futuro más saludable, más seguro y más próspero”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “A través de esta iniciativa de servicio público, en los próximos meses los residentes de Pennsylvania tendrán oportunidades de unirse a un esfuerzo colectivo para garantizar que resurgiremos de esta pandemia como una comunidad más fuerte”.Ver esta página en inglés.last_img read more

Greensburg Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

first_imgGREENSBURG – A Greensburg man has been arrested after police say he strangled, confined, and threatened to kill a teenager after a violent argument late last month.Jonah E. Clark, 20, was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of attempted rape (Level 3 felony), criminal confinement (Level 5 felony), strangulation (Level 6 felony), intimidation (Level 6 felony) and a misdemeanor count of interference with the reporting of a crime.According to police, the young woman asked to go home after being pushed by Clark who was intoxicated.During the drive to Greensburg, the 2 had an argument, and police say Clark hit the woman in the face and pulled her hair.They stopped at a residence owned by Clark’s friends, after Clark refused to take the woman home.The teen told police Clark took her phone and wouldn’t allow her to contact a friend to pick her up.According to police, while at the residence Clark forced himself into a bathroom as she showered, then choked, groped, and punched her.She was reportedly yelling at him to stop.Police also say that Clark threatened to kill her if she told police what happened.The homeowners told Clark to leave after hearing the teenager yelling at Clark, and called police.Initially police were unable to locate Clark, but obtained a warrant and arrested him at his residence in Indianapolis on October 28.last_img read more

Major League Baseball players agree to report training starting July 1, outstanding operations issues resolved

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players agree to report training starting July 1, outstanding operations issues resolved. Associated Press June 23, 2020center_img Major League Baseball players agree to report training starting July 1, outstanding operations issues resolvedlast_img

Angels say Shohei Ohtani’s elbow passed the test of his first game in nearly 3 months

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros HOUSTON — Shohei Ohtani spent nearly three months working toward a return to the mound that lasted less than three innings and left many observers on both sides of the globe concerned.But after the Angels’ 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros had ended on Sunday night, Manager Mike Scioscia said Ohtani’s drop in velocity toward the end of his 49-pitch outing was unrelated to the ulnar collateral ligament injury that kept the two-way star off the mound all summer.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Ohtani had put his bare hand up to try to grab a comebacker in the second inning, and his ring finger started to hurt in the third, Scioscia said. Between the second and third innings, Ohtani also felt some back stiffness.“I think the thing that obviously set him back for the last couple months was his elbow and his elbow felt fine,” Scioscia said. “The peripheral things, stiffness in his back and taking the ball off his ring finger, that will dissipate. We’re excited and we’re happy we saw the stuff you would hope to see from Shohei.” Action began immediately in the Angels bullpen.At one point, Ohtani threw seven of eight offspeed pitches, including a slider that George Springer hit over the left-field fence for a two-run homer. Ohtani stuck around for a few more pitches to retire José Altuve, and then his night was over.“He felt good as far as his elbow and pitching, but just didn’t feel like he could drive into his pitches (because of his back),” Scioscia said. “That was enough.”Scioscia said they may have been able to get Ohtani to about 60 pitches — 10 more than in his last simulated game — but when he had the stiff back, they decided he’d done enough.In 2-1/3 innings, Ohtani gave up two runs on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.While the velocity dip in the third inning certainly created questions, Ohtani had shown no issues in the first two innings. He retired six of the first eight hitters, with Springer poking an opposite-field single and Carlos Correa taking a close pitch for a walk. Marwin Gonzalez hit a comebacker that deflected off Ohtani’s hand to third baseman Taylor Ward.Ohtani threw as hard as 99, and mostly around 95-97 mph. He threw a few splitters, including one that struck out Yuli Gurriel. He threw 33 pitches in the first two innings.“The first two innings were electric,” Scioscia said.Ohtani said he actually came out throwing harder than he’d planned, because of the adrenaline of being back on a major league mound.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img Ohtani was cautiously optimistic about assessing his physical condition.“I have to wait till tomorrow to see how my body reacts,” he said through his interpreter. “As of now, my body feels fine. At this point, my elbow feels fine.”Ohtani also said he couldn’t commit to his next start until seeing how he rebounds, but Scioscia had earlier said he was anticipating Ohtani would be able to make his next start, which won’t be before next Sunday, in Chicago. Scioscia also said they’d monitor his back over the next day or two to determine when he can hit again, not before Tuesday.All of that was better news that what the situation may have been.After throwing fastballs at 95-99 mph in the first two innings, Ohtani threw an 88.9 mph fastball to start the third inning. He threw six more in the inning and he didn’t crack 93 mph. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone After Ohtani left the game on Sunday night with the Angels down 2-0, they had the rest of the night to try to salvage a victory.Despite a lineup that included just three players from the opening day lineup, the Angels had six hits, three walks and a hit batter against Gerrit Cole. They couldn’t make much out of that, though. For the game, they were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Olympic Sports Weekend Within the Project “Olympic Family-Celebrating Olympics”

first_imgThe B&H Olympic Committee (B&H OC) in the next ten days will organize the event “Olympic family-celebrating Olympics”, as part of the project that aims for a better and successful preparation and implementation of the major international sports competition-European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF), which will be hosted in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo in 2017. Also, this project includes the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo.Disciplines and generations, which will compete at the EYOWF 2017 will be promoted at the Olympic mountains on 31 January and 1-2 February. Also, an international competition in figure skating “Sarajevo Open 2014” will be held in Zetra.Ski races in snowboards and parallel slalom will be held on Friday, on the first day of the event, on Bjelašnica at 12.00 and ski races in big slalom will be held on Jahorina at 10:00. These races promote disciplines and participants that will compete at the EYOWF 2017.The show race of ambassadors, businesspeople and  public figures will be held on Saturday on Jahorina at 11.00-15:00.The official promotion of the projects EYOWF 2017 and “Olympic family-celebrating Olympics” will be held at the Hotel Termag from 15:45 until 17:30.   The exhibition “Olimpizam” will open on 7 February at the B&H Art Gallery. One day later on Bjelašnica, the Europe Cup in snowboard will be held, while the monograph on Sarajevo Olympics of Slobodan Stajić will be presented in Zetra.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Farah’s double hopes endangered after 10,000m battering

first_imgThe Mo Moment. PHOTO, United Kingdom | AFP |  Mo Farah’s hopes of winning his third successive world championship distance double could be in jeopardy after requiring medical treatment following Friday’s epic victory in the 10,000m.The 34-year-old British legend won despite being spiked twice in the final lap — the first saw him almost come to grief and fall into the infield — and which resulted in blood pouring from his left calf.Farah, who prior to Friday’s victory had racked up two Olympic and world doubles as well as the 2011 5,000m world crown, tried to shrug off the battering he had taken but still curtailed media committments so he could be attended to by medical staff.“I am hurt, I just have to be strong now and see the doctors,” said Farah. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Ranney Middle School Students Honored with National Awards

first_imgTINTON FALLS – Ranney’s Middle School has started off the New Year on a note of accomplishment.The MAG, Ranney’s Middle School literary and art magazine, has carried on what has now become a nationally-recognized winning tradition. The student editorial staff and advisor, Lorrie Benditt, recently earned awards from Columbia and American Scholastic Press associations for the Origins edition (Volume 1) of the 2011-2012 MAG and the Future of Technology (Volume 2).The Columbia Scholastic Press Association granted The MAG the Gold Award after the publication scored an impressive 851 out of a possible 1,000 points. The literary and art magazine earned a first-place award with special merit from the American Scholastic Press Association, placing it at the top of the category: Private/Parochial Schools with an enrollment of 500-1,000. “I am so appreciative of the continued recognition The MAG receives after all of the hard work that goes into its production,” Benditt said. “Each year, the editors, staff and I learn more about the writing, editing and layout processes.”The American Scholastic Press Association also recognized Brittany Hofferber ’17 of Little Silver with an Outstanding Poem Award for her contribution of Fall is Like a Show. According to the ASPA, the award was given to only four students nationwide this year. “Brittany wrote her poem after a lesson based on an idea from the annual press days at Columbia University which we attend every fall,” Benditt said. “These press days have helped a great deal.”In 2012, the magazine’s Volume 13 issues entitled Fairytales & Fantasy and Summertime 2011 were granted a First Prize with Special Merit award from the American Scholastic Press Association and a silver medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. In 2010, The MAG’s 50th anniversary edition not only received a First Prize with Special Merit, but was also named Best Middle School Literary Art Magazine, a recognition bestowed upon only three schools throughout the U.S.last_img read more