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

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

Mackenthun earns big money at Arlington’s Joe Voss Memorial

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 29) – A single caution was all that slowed Dan Mackenthun’s drive toward the front and eventual Joe Voss Memorial win Saturday at Arlington Raceway.Andy Altenburg was the early leader in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 25-lapper and was first challenged by Elijah Zevenbergen.Mackenthun, the current track point leader made his way in between the two and was scored first across the stripe on the fourth circuit.Zevenbergen ran with Mackenthun for the next 18 laps before falling off the pace. Fourteenth start­ing Shaun Bruns made his own bid for the lead but had to settle for second.Mackenthun, nearing the 100 career win mark, earned $1,600. Brent Uecker, Dean Cornelius and Al­tenburg rounded out the top five.Matt Schauer won the Tough Guy Challenge and $500.Clint Hatlestad chalked up another Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory and Brandon Allen led the IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car field across the finish line.Cory Probst prevailed in a caution-free IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. John Albrecht held off Matt Looft in topping the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main.Luke Trebelhorn held off Zach Foesch and Nate Coopman for the Mach-1 Sport Compact win.                 Stock Car feature results – 1. Dan Mackenthun; 2. Shaun Bruns; 3. Brent Uecker; 4. Dean Cor­nelius; 5. Andrew Altenburg; 6. Derek Green; 7. Matt Schauer; 8. Brent Reierson; 9. Ken Tietz; 10. Dan Veenstra; 11. Todd Sterner; 12. Chad Schroeder; 13. Elijah Zevenbergen; 14. Jeff Hol­stein; 15. Dan Dhaene; 16. Kevin LaTour; 17. John Polifka; 18. Josh Telecky; 19. Adam Voss; 20. Jeff McCollum; 21. David Moriarty; 22. Matt Speckman.last_img read more

Packers’ pass-rushing Smiths eager to expand their games

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Written By First Published: 8th August, 2020 07:23 IST Social distancing protocols will prevent Green Bay Packers outside linebackers Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith from having the side-by-side joint locker-room interviews that followed so many of their games last season.They’ll have to continue getting together while surrounding the opposing quarterback a few times each Sunday instead.The Smiths, who aren’t related, combined for 25½ sacks last year in their debut seasons for Green Bay. Now that they’ve had a year of experience as teammates, the Smiths are eager to build on a season that ended with the Packers one game shy of the Super Bowl.“We learned (about) each other pretty fast,” Preston Smith said “We played, we meshed well together out there on the field. We know each other so well out there on the field, and that’s what makes us play so well together when we’re on the field together.”The Packers signed former Za’Darius Smith away from the Baltimore Ravens and lured Preston Smith from Washington in March 2019 while searching for a spark after successive losing seasons. Both players responded by delivering career highs in sacks and tackles.Za’Darius Smith, a 2015 fourth-round pick from Kentucky, had 13½ sacks and 78 tackles last year. Preston Smith, a 2015 second-round selection from Mississippi State, had 12 sacks and 75 stops.“When he makes a big play, I want to go make a big play,” Za’Darius Smith said. “I think that’s the No. 1 thing that kept us going as a duo was basically outdo each other.”The Packers were the only NFL team to have two players get 12-plus sacks in the 2019 regular season. Since the NFL started officially recognizing the sack statistic in 1982, the Smiths were the Packers’ first duo to have at least 12 apiece in the same regular season, though Reggie White had 13 and Bryce Paup had 11 in 1993.In a 23-10 victory at Minnesota that clinched the NFC North title, Za’Darius Smith became the first Packer since Clay Matthews in 2012 to post 3 ½ sacks in a game. Each of the Smiths made two sacks in a 28-23 NFC divisional playoff victory over Seattle.Yet they still have room to improve.While their pass-rushing skills are apparent, the Smiths understand they must help Green Bay’s run defense get better. The Packers’ Super Bowl hopes disintegrated last season when they allowed 285 yards rushing in a 37-20 NFC championship game loss at San Francisco.They’d also like to produce more turnovers. Each of the Smiths forced only one fumble last season.“This year we’re going to do a whole lot better in big-time games in stopping the run and getting off the field and helping put our offense in better positions to score, and get them turnovers and get great stops to put us in great position as a team,” Preston Smith said.They’d like to become more complete players while maintaining the pass-rushing prowess that made them such a dynamic duo last season.The Smiths’ different styles have produced a winning combination.Za’Darius has the bigger personality with his talkative nature and wide variety of sack celebrations. Preston showcased his own dry sense of humor Friday when the guy who spent his first four NFL seasons in Washington discussed how different it would feel this year with no fans permitted for at least the Packers’ first two home games.“It’s going to be kind of different getting used to not playing with our fans,” he said, “but my first four years in the league, there weren’t that many fans in the stadium anyway, so it might be kind of normal now again.”The Smiths’ chemistry was evident during their numerous joint interviews last season. Because their lockers were next to each other, the Smiths decided early last season to start talking to media members at the same time while standing side by side.For now, they’ll have to settle for playing together and talking separately. They held a Zoom session directly after the other one Friday, and Za’Darius said he was tempted to insert himself into Preston’s conversation with reporters just for old time’s sake.“Hopefully one day, we’ll be able to get back to doing that, because we had our chemistry and we had a good thing going with that, with the Smith Bros,” Za’Darius Smith said.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 07:23 IST Packers’ Pass-rushing Smiths Eager To Expand Their Games Social distancing protocols will prevent Green Bay Packers outside linebackers Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith from having the side-by-side joint locker-room interviews that followed so many of their games last seasonlast_img read more