The Roots To Back John Mayer, D’Angelo, David Byrne & More In NYC For Roots Picnic

first_imgBeloved fusion group The Roots just wrapped up their ninth annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA last weekend, but New York City has always been a home away from home for the band. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the group has announced the first-ever edition of Roots Picnic in NYC, slated for October 1-2 in Bryant Park.The festival will bring an enormous amount of star power, including The Roots, D’Angelo and John Mayer together (as a jam!) for night one, and David Byrne, Wu-Tang Clan and Nile Rodgers on night two, all backed by The Roots! The full lineup features X Ambassadors, Trombone Shorty, Kevin Gates, Swizz Beats and so many more.The show will also be the first ticketed event at Bryant Park, opening the door for many more outdoor concerts at the beloved NYC landmark. This festival keeps things in the family, as almost all of the performers have direct ties to the Roots from years in the business.You can check out the full lineup for the Roots Picnic NYC below, and head to Ticketmaster on June 10th at 10 AM Eastern for tickets.last_img read more

Brandon Bar offers scholarship

first_img April 15, 2006 Regular News Brandon Bar offers scholarship The Brandon Bar Association and Bread of Life Christian Mission has set the criteria for its annual scholarship.One scholarship in the amount of $750 will be awarded to a Hispanic student in a farmworker family May 11.A completed application form, letter of recommendation, transcript, and essay must be received by Bread of Life and the Brandon Bar Association by April 19.The candidate will be interviewed by a designated member of the board of Bread of Life and/or Brandon Bar Association.For more information or to obtain an application call (813) 657-9175 or send e-mail to [email protected] Brandon Bar offers scholarshiplast_img read more

Published recommendations for swimming in the sea

first_imgGeneral recommendations Laboratory staff conducting water sampling and analysis should adhere to the usual protection and safety measures when performing sampling and analysis, respecting the rules of the profession, general protection measures and general recommendations on maintaining physical distance and personal hygiene. The Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) has published recommendations for swimming in the sea and inland surface waters during the COVID-19 epidemic HZJZ / Recommendations for swimming in the sea and inland surface waters during the COVID-19 epidemic Visible notices and informing guests. In a visible place at the entrance, as well as in the area where visitors stay, it is necessary to place information on hygienic procedures and with guidelines on proper behavior and protection measures to be followed or valid in that area. If the appropriate infrastructure is available, it is possible to occasionally advertise voice messages over the loudspeaker to remind visitors of the need to maintain physical space and other general measures. Conditions for maintaining the hygiene of sanitary facilities. It is necessary to intensify the cleaning and disinfection of sanitary facilities every two hours (and more often if necessary), as well as to increase the number of employees for daily cleaning in each sanitary facility. At the same time, the use of sanitary facilities should be limited in accordance with the size and prescribed sanitary conditions. 3. Food and beverage service areas and trade facilities at sea and freshwater beaches Hand disinfection. Dispensers with a disinfectant must be installed at reasonable intervals and in visible places (eg on the basis of alcohol in a concentration of not less than 70% or another agent with declared virucidal action according to the manufacturer’s instructions and suitable for use on the skin). General and hygienic measures. General measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are available at: Recommendations for compliance with all preventive measures apply to all areas of sea and freshwater bathing areas (water surfaces, beaches and areas where locker rooms, toilets are located). 2. Spatial and technical conditions of sea and freshwater bathing areas Side dish: 4. Regular monitoring of water for recreation Water use. When staying in the water, maintain a physical distance of 1,5 m. Physical distance. The concessionaire should separate the deckchairs in such a way as to ensure physical distance (provide a person who can supervise the prescribed measures) and disinfect the deckchairs several times a day, always after a certain guest no longer uses the deckchair and before another guest uses it. If the bathing areas provide for other seats, they should also be arranged at a distance of 1,5 m. Monitoring is carried out by employees of the competent Institute of Public Health, ie authorized laboratories in accordance with the Plan and program for monitoring sea beaches and land beaches. Maximum number of people in the premises. For the premises of sea and freshwater bathing areas, the maximum number of persons allowed to stay at the same time is determined according to the principle of 15 persons per 100 m2 of net area. Physical distance. All visitors and employees are advised to adhere to the rules of physical distance of 1,5 meters. Restaurant / Instructions for catering facilities are available HERE Waste disposal. It is recommended to place waste bins with appropriate lids in all open areas of the swimming pool, as well as at reasonable intervals in open spaces.last_img read more

FIFA boss wields funding threat to make FAs put their houses in order

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodZURICH,(Reuters)-Soccer’s governing body FIFA is cutting off cash to national football associations that fail to meet basic standards of transparency as its new boss works to clean up the sport after years of corruption scandals.FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in an interview this week that the organisation was keeping a closer eye on its 211 member associations (FAs) to ensure they use funds properly and are not subject to political interference.FIFA told Reuters that 23 FAs, more than 10 percent of the total, currently have their funding blocked for failing to meet the requirements. It did not identify them or say when FIFA had cut off their money.Infantino, elected in February to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter, said FIFA had set up 11 regional offices around the world to keep a closer eye on the FAs.“I want to make sure we have systems in place where we can assist and monitor all associations on a regular basis so we are not taken by surprise by a given country,” he said.Some of the requirements were very basic, such as producing audited financial statements, which he said “seems obvious but didn’t happen in many countries.”“If you want to be eligible (for funding) you need to be able to show your revenues, your costs, basic things.”In more serious cases, FIFA can intervene or even suspend FAs. The world body took over the running of the Argentine FA in June after it became immersed in a financial and governance crisis, including a presidential election which ended in a 38-38 tie even though only 75 delegates had a vote.Guatemala was suspended from international football last week after its members refused to cooperate with a FIFA-appointed committee, set up after two top officials were among dozens of international soccer figures indicted last year in the United States for racketeering, money-laundering and bribery.But Infantino said FAs often needed guidance rather than sanctions. “Rather than shooting at them, we need to sit with them, tell them to show us the books and (explain) how we can help.”THIN LINEMany FAs around the world are plagued by infighting and administrative problems, even to the extent that they struggle to fulfil international fixtures.In one case, a mix-up over payments to a charter airline led to Nigeria’s team getting temporarily stranded in Atlanta and arriving at the Rio Olympics hours before their opening match kicked off.Infantino said it was never easy to decide when to intervene and the dividing line was often thin, especially in some African countries where the FAs depend heavily on funds from their respective sports ministries.During the interview, he was asked to comment on a photograph taken earlier this year of an African sports minister addressing the national side during a training session, a sight that would raise eyebrows in Europe.Did that constitute political interference?“It depends on what he says,” he said. “If he is setting up (picking) the team, then that’s not (allowed), obviously. But, if he is wishing them good luck for the next game and motivating them, then it’s okay.”Sometimes, the issue was clear-cut, however.“There are situations that we cannot accept, especially when, after negative sporting results, a government or a ministry just kicks out a whole federation and appoints a (new) president,” he said. “Then we intervene.”last_img read more