Green Day Rocks The House In Hartford [Photos]

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. Load remaining images Green Day | 8/29/17 | Photos by Chad Andersoncenter_img Green Day is currently touring in support of their recent album release, Revolution Radio, the band’s 12th studio effort to date. Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and co’s most recent road stop was in Hartford, CT at The Xfinity Theater, delivering a dazzling performance of all the career-spanning favorites, as well as some new tunes from the recent release.The music of Green Day is timeless, which is why Brooklyn Comes Alive is excited to present the Dookie:Green Day’s Dookie & Other Rock Tunes set. Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Ryan Stasik (Umphrey’s McGee), and Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) will work through energized takes on classics off Green Day’s Dookie, such as “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” “Longview,” and “Welcome To Paradise.” In addition to performing Dookie in its entirety, the band will also perform a handful of other rock classics by bands like Ween, Weezer, and The Ramones.Check out the full gallery from Hartford’s Green Day show below, courtesy of Chad Anderson.Setlist: Green Day | The Xfinity Theater | Hartford, CT | 8/29/17Know Your Enemy, Bang Bang, Revolution Radio, Holiday, Letterbomb, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Longview, Youngblood, 2000 Light Years Away, Hitchin’ a Ride, When I Come Around, Welcome to Paradise, Minority, Are We the Waiting, St. Jimmy, Knowledge, Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction/ Hey Jude, Still Breathing, Forever NowE: American Idiot, Jesus of SuburbiaE2: 21 Guns (Acoustic), Good Riddance (Time of your Life)Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!last_img read more

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The Complete Guide to Long Island Colleges and Universities

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Leo CapobiancoLong Island’s biggest export is its students, as the joke goes, but the region has more than a dozen colleges and universities offering degrees in virtually every field of study.From small specialty colleges to large research universities, there are plenty of options for students to stay local. Many of LI’s colleges and universities have dorms that allow for students to transfer here from elsewhere. But matching a student with the right school can be a daunting task.Here, with detailed descriptions and summaries of every Long Island college and university to make the decision easier…The Long Island Press’ Complete Guide to Long Island Colleges and UniversitiesUNIVERSITIES Hofstra University1000 Fulton Ave, Hempstead. 516-463-6600. hofstra.eduLocated in Hempstead, Hofstra University offers more than 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate degree program options, from studies in communications, business, engineering, math, sciences, and so much more. Hofstra University consistently ranks among the top national universities for its rigorous coursework and academic programs. The university maintains a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, small class sizes, and averages a 61.6 percent acceptance rate. The school has nearly 7,000 undergraduate students enrolled as of 2016. Students have the option to live in student dorms or live off campus. Slightly more than half of its students live off-campus. Hofstra is home to 17 collegiate Division I sports teams, with the “Hofstra Pride” widely recognized for its lacrosse and wrestling programs. UFC fighter and former middle weight champion Chris Weidman wrestled for The Pride. Hofstra offers a broad array of clubs and organizations for students, including academic groups, Greek organizations, multicultural and media clubs, religious organizations, and many more.LIU Post720 Northern Blvd, Brookville. 516-299-2900. liu.edu/postLocated in Brookville, LIU Post offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate programs, ranging from studies in business, science, environmental studies, humanities, education, and more. LIU Post has consistently ranked as one of the best regional universities for its academic programs. The university prides itself on having a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and maintaining small class sizes to help students forge relationships with professors and receive more personalized attention. The university averages an 82.9 percent acceptance rate. The undergraduate population consists of more than 7,000 students as of 2016. Students have a choice whether to live on or off campus. All of the dorms on campus are co-ed, and are separated by floor or wing based on gender. LIU Post is home to 22 collegiate Division II sports teams. The Pioneers boast a number of national championship titles in multiple sports. The campus also has over 60 organizations that students can join including, Greek organizations, club sports teams, service organizations, performance-oriented organizations and many more.Adelphi University1 South Ave., Garden City. 800-233-5744. adelphi.eduLocated in Garden City, Adelphi University sits in a suburban neighborhood on 75 acres. The school offers a wide range of programs for students to choose from, including the arts, business, the sciences, education, counseling and more. Adelphi has been ranked in the top 155 national universities for its overall quality by US News and World Report. The university’s population consists of over 5,000 students. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Students report that the school has small class sizes and accessible professors. Adelphi averages a 72.4 percent acceptance rate. More than 1,300 students live on campus while the majority of the students commute. The school participates in collegiate Division II athletics with the exception of the women’s bowling team, which competes at the Division I level. In addition, Adelphi offers over 80 student organizations including both academic and social-oriented groups.Stony Brook University100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-6000. stonybrook.eduStony Brook University, a prestigious member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has 16,480 undergraduate students as of 2016. The campus spans 1,454 acres in Suffolk County. US News and World Report ranked Stony Brook as the 89th best school among National Universities and as the 37th best public school in the nation. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. Stony Brook consistently has a 41 percent acceptance rate, making it one of the more selective universities in the nation. It is considered to be the best public university on Long Island. The university boasts almost 200 undergraduate programs for students to choose from that cover subjects such as the sciences, health professions, business and more. About 60 percent of the students live in on-campus or campus-owned housing. Stony Brook competes at the Division I level in sports and has 18 teams. In addition, the university has over 300 student organizations, including service-oriented groups, academic-oriented groups and Greek organizations.COLLEGESFarmingdale State College2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 631-420-2000. farmingdale.eduAs SUNY’s largest college of technology, the 380-acre campus near the border between Nassau and Suffolk counties instructs about 8,600 undergraduate students as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked Farmingdale State College as the 32nd best college in the northern region. The college maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1. The college offers degree programs in business, engineering, homeland security and health professions. About 46.6 percent of students who applied to Farmingdale were accepted, making it one of the more selective schools on Long Island. About 8 percent of the students live in on-campus or campus-owned property. The college competes at the Division III level with 17 different athletic teams. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus that will allow them to do community service, socialize, and heighten their academic experience. The college is also notable for its Solar Energy Center, the first accredited center in the Northeast.Molloy College100 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-323-3000. molloy.eduMolloy sits on a 30-acre campus that hosts 3,336 undergraduate students as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked the school as the 36th best college in the northern region and the 28th best college in the nation for veterans to attend. The school offers over 50 academic programs. The most popular majors are health professions, education, business, management, marketing and related support services, homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, public administration and social service professions. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Its acceptance rate averages at about 75.4 percent. About eight percent of students live in campus-owned dorms on-campus property. In addition, Molloy competes at the Division II level of the NCAA with 17 teams. The school also offers more than 50 clubs and organizations, ranging from academic organizations to service organizations and cultural groups.St. Joseph’s College155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue. 631-687-5100. sjcny.edu/long-islandSt. Joseph’s College sits on a 30-acre lake-side campus in Suffolk County. The college hosts about 3,300 students as of 2016. The college maintains a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. St. Joseph’s College offers 45 majors and programs for its students to choose from. Over 85 percent of the students who attend the school receive financial aid, making the institution affordable. US News and World Report ranked St Joseph’s College as the 74th best college in the northern region. The school averages a 70.7 percent acceptance rate. As of fall 2017, St. Joseph’s college will offer on-campus housing for students. The dorms will be co-ed, but they will be separated by gender by floor. The college competes in the NCAA at the Division III level with 21 athletic teams. Students have the opportunity to get involved with over 78 clubs on campus, including student government, academic organizations, service societies, etc.Touro College1700 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. 631-665-1600. touro.eduTouro College was originally established as a Jewish-sponsored institution. Its goal was to perpetuate Jewish heritage and maintain the Jewish commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice. At its Bay Shore campus, Touro College’s School of Health and Sciences offers degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician’s assistant. In addition, the school offers Associate and Bachelor Degree programs in a number of undergraduate programs. At its Central Islip venue, the college runs Touro Law School. Touro College does not offer any on-campus or school-owned housing. All students who attend are expected to commute. The school maintains a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The college averages a 37.1 percent acceptance rate. US News and World Report Ranked Touro as a Tier 2 school in the northern region. Touro does not offer any athletic programs. New York Institute of TechnologyNorthern Blvd. And Valentines Lane, Old Westbury. 516-686-1000. nyit.eduNYIT is located on 215 acres in a suburban setting in Nassau County. Almost 4,300 undergraduate students attend the university as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked NYIT as the 41st best college in the region. The polytechnic institute offers over 90 degree programs that focus on the technical arts and applied sciences. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 and keeps class sizes relatively small. About 21 percent of the student population lives in on-campus and campus-owned housing. Around 69 percent of students who applied to the institute were accepted. With the exception of its baseball team, which competes at the Division I level, NYIT competes in Division II athletics. The NYIT Bears Athletic program consists of 12 sports teams, which have performed well in recent years, winning multiple national championships and making a number of play-off appearances. The university has many organizations for students to join, including Greek life, ROTC programs, service organizations, academic organizations and many more.SUNY Old Westbury223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury. 516-876-3000. oldwestbury.eduSUNY Old Westbury offers its students over 50 programs, which cover the humanities, sciences, math, social sciences, visual arts and more. The small liberal arts college sits in a scenic setting on 604 acres near scenic Nassau’s North Shore. The school has almost 4,500 undergraduate students as of 2016. The university maintains an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio coupled with small class sizes, making it easier for students to seek help with their school work. SUNY Old Westbury has an average acceptance rate of 62.4 percent. SUNY Old Westbury is ranked by US News and World Report as a Tier 2 national liberal arts college. About 1,000 undergraduate students live in on-campus housing while the majority of students live off campus. SUNY Old Westbury participates in Division III collegiate athletics with 14 programs. Students are offered many social and academic organizations to join, including Greek life, intramural sports, ROTC programs, academic oriented clubs and many more.Webb Institute298 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 516-671-2213. webb.eduWebb Institute is the oldest school in the United States devoted to naval engineering. The 26-acre campus overlooking Long Island Sound houses and instructs 90 students, as of 2016, who are studying for a career in maritime engineering. The institute is considered to be very selective and admits about 33 percent of its applicants. Every student who attends Webb Institute graduates with a dual-degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. All students are given four full years of tuition scholarship. All students are required to live in on-campus housing. The school’s small size helps maintain a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1. Webb competes in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in five different sports, depending on student interest. All students have the opportunity to compete in varsity sports as well as a number of intramural sports. In addition, students are given a free membership to the local YMCA.U.S. Merchant Marine Academy300 Steamboat Rd., Kings Point. 516-773-5258 usmma.eduThe U.S. Merchant Marine academy is one of the five U.S. military service academies. The overall goal of the academy is to prepare its students to become officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, students graduate with a U.S. Coast Guard License and an Officer’s Commission in the U.S. Armed Forces. The academy has about 940 students on its 82-acre campus beside Long Island Sound as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked the school as the 3rd best college in the northern region. The academy keeps a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The academy is very selective, with an average acceptance rate of 22.3 percent. All students are required to live on campus for all four years. In addition, the Merchant Marine Academy, which competes at the Division III level of the NCAA, has 18 varsity teams. In addition to its varsity program, students have the opportunity to join nine different club sports teams.COMMUNITY COLLEGESNassau Community College1 Education Dr., Garden City. 516-572-7501. ncc.eduNassau Community College sits on a 225 acre campus near Nassau’s Museum Row and instructs over 23,300 undergraduate students as of 2016. It is the largest single-campus community college in New York State. The two-year college offers students the opportunity to earn associate degrees in 62 different programs. NCC’s most popular programs include liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, business, management, marketing and related support services, and health professions and related programs. The school boasts that its professors hold doctorates at twice the national rate for community colleges. In spite of its large student population, NCC keeps its student-to-faculty ratio at 21:1. The average class size at NCC consists of 22 students. The college has an open admissions policy allowing all eligible students to enroll. NCC awards the most associate degrees in New York and the third most in the United States. The school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association with 24 athletic teams.Suffolk County Community College533 College Rd., Seldon. 631-451-4110. sunysuffolk.eduSuffolk Community College, the largest overall community college in New York State, instructs about 27,000 students as of 2016 at its three campuses in Brentwood, Riverhead and its main campus in Selden. The two-year college offers associates degrees in over 100 programs of study in 20 different fields. The school has an open admissions policy for all eligible students who wish to enroll. The community college maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 24:1. The college also offers an honors program for highly motivated, academically oriented students. This program is designed to prepare its students to transfer to nationally competitive universities by giving them challenging and in-depth coursework. SCCC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association with 21 athletic teams. In addition, students have the opportunity to choose from over 90 clubs and organizations to enhance their experience at the college. The school offers six honor societies and many academically oriented, spiritual and social clubs to join.last_img read more

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COVID-19: 361 Indonesian Tablighi Jamaat members return home, others still stranded overseas

first_imgMeanwhile, hundreds of Indonesian members of Tablighi Jamaat are still stranded in India as many face legal proceedings relating to several violations that they allegedly committed during the lockdown period in the South Asian country.Earlier reports said that they were accused of being negligent causing the spread of COVID-19, violating the Epidemic Disease Act, having immigration issues and refusing to comply with the instructions of local authorities.Citing reports from the Indian police to local courts, Judha said 334 Indonesian citizens had been reported for violations by the Indian authorities and were undergoing legal proceedings.“At least 151 Indonesians are still in custody,” he said as quoted by kompas.com, adding that 31 had been released.Judha said the government had provided legal assistance to ensure the Indonesians were treated with justice according to their rights.The stranded Indonesians in India will be brought home as soon as they complete their legal proceedings and their quarantine period, as well as having obtained an exit permit from the Indian government.They will conduct self-repatriation while being facilitated by the Indonesian government, Judha said. (asp)Topics : More than 300 Indonesian members of Tablighi Jamaat, a worldwide Islamic missionary movement, have returned to Indonesia while hundreds of others are still stranded overseas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foreign Ministry has said.“They were spread across 13 countries with a total of 1,165 people, 361 of whom have returned to Indonesia,” said the ministry’s director for citizen protection Judha Nugraha in a statement on Wednesday.Judha did not provide further details about where the returning Tablighi Jamaat came from. However, according to the ministry’s data as of May 27, many of those who have returned home came from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait and Thailand.last_img read more

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GOLD RUSH DANCER, TRIPLE CROWN NOMINATED DEMONSLAYER AND TOUGH IT OUT HEAD A FIELD OF NINE IN SATURDAY’S ECHO EDDIE STAKES

first_imgTHE ECHO EDDIE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 10 (of 12)  Approximate post time, 4:35 p.m. PDTDemonslayer – Rafael Bejarano – 120Tough It Out – Joe Talamo – 120Record Highs – Tyler Baze – 120Glory Bound – Victor Espinoza – 120Brandothebartender – Kent Desormeaux – 120Tough But Nice – Fernando Perez – 122Gold Rush Dancer – Gary Stevens – 124Bully Pulpit – Tiago Pereira – 120Xingontothebone – Martin Pedroza – 122 First post time for a 12-race program on Sunday is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. ARCADIA, Calif. (April 7, 2016)–Gold Rush Dancer heads a field of nine in Saturday’s fifth running of the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes going six and a half furlongs on the main track for California-bred or sired 3-year-olds.GOLD RUSH DANCER – Bred in California by John Parker, who also owns the 3-year-old colt by Private Gold, Gold Rush Dancer will attempt to win his second stakes and his first in southern California Saturday. Winner of the Gottstein Futurity at Emerald Downs Sept. 27, he traveled south to run third in the Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Nov. 7 and fifth in the Gold Rush, also at Golden Gate Dec. 5. After transferring to the barn of Vann Belvoir and training at Santa Anita, he most recently ran fourth to Santa Anita Derby contender Iron Rob in the San Pedro Stakes March 20.Gary Stevens was up for the San Pedro effort and will stay aboard for the Echo Eddie. Gold Rush Dancer is 8-2-2-2 overall with earnings of $89,423.DEMONSLAYER – Owned by Cicero Farms and trained by Richard Baltas, this lightly raced Tale of the Cat ridgling was bred in California by Barbara Ranck Perry and is the only Triple Crown nominated runner in the Echo Eddie field. A winner of a 6 ½ furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita Dec. 27, he most recently ran sixth to Santa Anita Derby runner Smokey Image in the Cal Cup Derby Jan. 30 and will hope to make amends Saturday. Demonslayer will break from the rail with returning rider Rafael Bejarano. He has $41,720 in earnings.TOUGH IT OUT – After breaking his maiden going a mile on turf at Del Mar Nov. 12, this Nick Alexander homebred went on to run a credible third in the one-mile King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos Dec. 12 and was second to Smokey Image in the Cal Cup Derby going 1 1/16 miles. After two subsequent disappointing efforts in route races since, trainer Phil D’Amato will cut back in distance Saturday with Joe Talamo in the irons. Tough It Out is a 3-year-old gelding by Grazen and is 7-1-1-2 overall with $102,790 in earnings.TOUGH BUT NICE – An impressive winner of his first out, breaking his maiden by 6 ¼ lengths, the 3-year-old colt by Good Journey has only run out of the money once and will be cutting back in distance. Trained by Hector Palma, who is also part-owner, Tough But Nice will be stepping up in class and will seek his first stakes win. Owned and bred by BG Stables, Tough But Nice is 5-2-1-1 overall with $64,000 in earnings.center_img ECHO EDDIE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIESlast_img read more

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Google grant awarded to LYIT for STEM teacher training

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology was today announced as a recipient of a Google grant scheme aimed at supporting STEM education internationally.The LYIT is one of three third-level institutions in Ireland to share in a €413,000 grant awarded to 24 universities and non-profits across Europe and Africa this year.The grant will support institutions in delivering computer science professional development programs to 22,000 primary and secondary school teachers, as well as undergraduate trainee teachers. The project at LYIT is based on digital citizenship and the computer science curriculum in Ireland. Workshops will be provided to 500 teachers on digital citizenship and online safety in the new Computer Science curriculum.Technological University Dublin and the University of Limerick will also receive funding in Ireland.On the announcement of the grants, Claire Conneely, CS Education Programme Manager at Google, commented, “The European Commission predicts that in the next 10 to 15 years, 90 percent of all jobs will require some level of digital skills. Therefore, it has become more important for teachers to incorporate coding and digital skills in the classroom, something that both the Educator Grants and EU Code Week Grants aim to address from different perspectives.“The interest and standard of applications this year was unprecedented and I am thrilled to see these schools, nonprofits and third level institutions in Ireland receive grants to support their important work. The grants are part of Grow with Google’s mission to create more economic opportunity for everyone and its commitment to helping an additional one million people in Europe find a job, grow their business or build their career by 2020.” Google grant awarded to LYIT for STEM teacher training was last modified: June 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GoogleLYITSTEMlast_img read more

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Chelsea’s youngsters thrash Fulham

first_imgChelsea’s youngsters strolled to a resounding 3-0 victory over Fulham in the Under-21 Premier League on Monday evening.Nathan Ake, Islam Feruz and Adam Phillip scored in a rain-swept game at the Blues’ Cobham training ground which was watched by manager Rafael Benitez and club owner Roman Abramovich.Despite being without some of their most influential players – striker Patrick Bamford and captain Todd Kane recently went out on loan and Lucas Piazon was not involved – Chelsea were on top from the start and all the goals came in the first half.They went ahead in the 17th minute when Ake sent a glorious left-footed effort into the corner from 25 yards.Blues midfielder Rohan Ince had a header cleared off the line before Feruz fired in the second goal after being set up by George Saville.And once Phillip finished off a great team move to make it three, there was no way back for Fulham.Click here for Monday’s Chelsea 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Cape Town ‘needs Afcon 2013 matches’

first_img17 April 2012The Cape Chamber of Commerce has urged the City of Cape Town to host African Cup of Nations matches next year, saying football is good for business, it was reported on Tuesday.Chamber chairman Michael Bagraim told the Cape Times it would benefit the city in the long run.“Soccer is good for the city,” Bagraim said. “It puts us on the map, brings tourists from Africa especially, and brings money into the coffers of even the smallest businesses.”The city missed the deadline for the signing of host city agreements last Friday, saying the costs were too high and uncertain as the estimated R27-million could balloon to R40-million.It suggested that the organisers pay 25 percent of the costs and the National Treasury guarantee 50 percent.The city and the Western Cape government would cover the remaining 25 percent.Mayoral committee member for tourism, events and marketing, Grant Pascoe, told the newspaper the city was still interested in hosting matches.The South African Football Association is due make announce its decision on the host cities for the continental football showpiece on Thursday.Sapalast_img read more

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Celebrating Two Million Geocaches – List by Country

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Click here for the latest active geocache count on Geocaching.comTop countries or territories by active the number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013Top countries and territories by active number of geocaches – data from Geocaching.com from January of 2013On February 4th, 2013 there were no active geocaches in just 7 of the 193 U.N. recognized member states: North Korea, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the Solomon Islands, Central African Republic and Somalia.Click to Shop Geocaching Supplies (U.S. Only) SharePrint Related1,000,000 Reasons to Get Outside Now Hidden Throughout the U.S.September 15, 2014In “Community””Europe’s First” GC43 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 31, 2011January 31, 2011In “Community”The Two Millionth Active Geocache – Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) – Geocache of the WeekMarch 6, 2013In “Community”center_img Click for International Geocaching Supplierslast_img read more

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U.S. Recycling Efforts Stumble as Chinese Trade Rules Sink In

first_imgMany U.S. households continue to recycle cardboard, paper, and plastic, but a change in China’s import rules is sending more of this material to landfills and incinerators as recycling programs in many communities falter. Once a major importer of U.S. recycled plastics and paper, China imposed strict new rules on what could be imported in early 2018. The decision effectively barred materials that were even slightly contaminated, upending recycling programs in many parts of the U.S. China’s rules continue to tighten. The initial ban on two dozen varieties of waste was broadened at the end of last year to include scrap ships and auto parts, Reuters reports. Additional types of steel, copper, and aluminum will be banned this year.RELATED ARTICLESChinese Decree Alters Recycling PictureWe Now Have a Chance to Get Serious About RecyclingThe Plastics Recycling ChallengeCreating a World-Class Recycling SystemAre We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash? The impact on many municipal recycling programs has been severe, The New York Times said. In Memphis, recycling bins can still be found at the airport, but everything that travelers put there goes to a landfill. In Deltona, Florida, The Times said, a curbside recycling program has suspended. The same story is being played out in hundreds of communities around the country. Some private companies that collect recycled materials are upping rates because they no longer have ready markets. That has put municipal officials in the uncomfortable position of raising taxes to pay for the programs, or dropping recycling altogether. For China, the new rules are intended to keep “foreign garbage” out of the country as it looks for ways to deal with its own huge stockpiles of recyclables. But choking off what had been a convenient outlet for paper and plastic waste in the West is causing increasing pain here. Fiona Ma, California’s state treasurer, described the situation as a “crisis moment in the recycling movement right now.” Waste-to-energy plants take some of the excess Burning waste at least generates some electricity, but waste-to-energy plants also raise concerns about increased levels of air pollution. For example, The Guardian reported that some 200 tons of recyclables from Philadelphia are now shuttled daily to an incinerator in neighboring Chester City, Pennsylvania. There, a group called Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living opposed to the incinerator worries that it will only make health problems in the city worse. Rates of ovarian and lung cancer are higher there than in the rest of the state, and nearly 40% of children in Chester City have asthma, The Guardian said. In all, the enormous Covanta incinerator there burns about 3,510 tons of trash per day. The problem, says Claire Arkin of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, is that many of the country’s incinerators are “on their last legs” and don’t have the latest pollution controls. “You may think burning plastic means ‘poof, it’s gone,’ ” she said, “but it puts some very nasty pollution into the air for communities that are already dealing with high rates of asthma and cancer.” Some Chester residents won’t allow their children to play outside because of how bad the air smells and because of heavy truck traffic headed to the plant. Covanta says that pollution controls keep airborne toxins below the limits set by state and federal law. The company’s chief sustainability officer, Paul Gilman, said that burning recyclables is better environmentally than sending them to a landfill because of the methane that landfills give off. But even Covanta is hoping that Philadelphia’s recycling program gets back on track because the incinerator wasn’t designed to burn recyclables. Waste industry seeks changes in China policy The National Waste and Recycling Association, a trade group representing recyclers and waste handlers, said it has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to make China’s policy on recycled material part of ongoing trade talks. China consumed more than 50% of the world’s recycled paper and plastic in 2016, the association said in fact sheet posted at its website. Since China’s new policies have taken effect, the prices paid for some recyclables have fallen sharply. Corrugated cardboard, for example, was worth $105 a ton in December 2017 but only $70 a ton a year later. Prices for mixed paper fell from $32 a ton to $4.69 a ton over the same period. Chinese restrictions could eventually lead to the loss of tens of thousands of U.S. jobs and the closure of many recycling businesses, association President and CEO Darrell Smith said in a written statement. The group has requested that China phase in its new requirements over a five-year period to give recyclers globally more time to adapt. At it is, the change in Chinese policy could have a “devastating effect on recycling that may set the industry back decades,” Smith. “NWRA supports the efforts of the Chinese government to improve environmental protection and standards within its recycling infrastructure,” Smith’s letter said. “However, its decision to ban the importation of recyclable materials that do not meet its impractical standard will have a significant impact on the waste and recycling industry.” The association has recommended a number of measures to its members: make sure recyclables are of high quality; focus on “core recyclables” to reduce contamination; and collaborate with state and city officials to solve what’s become a global problem. If you’re interested in learning more about what not to toss in the recycling bin, this explainer from The Times might help.last_img read more

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Bulls Fire Coach Tom Thibodeau

first_imgCHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on May 28, saying a change was needed from the strong-willed coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons.Thibodeau went 255-139 with the Bulls, a .647 winning percentage that ranks seventh in NBA history among coaches with at least 200 games.He led the Bulls to the top seed in the playoffs his first two seasons and was the NBA’s Coach of the Year in 2011 — the same year Derrick Rose became the league’s youngest MVP.Chicago advanced to the Eastern Conference finals that season, but it’s the only time the Bulls have made it past the second round under Thibodeau, whose relationship with the front office was under constant scrutiny.Now, he is gone even though he had two years left on his contract. Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is widely viewed as the front-runner to replace him.“When Tom was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach,” General Manager Gar Forman said.“But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed.”Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was blunt, releasing a long statement that said the organization has succeeded in part because “a willingness to participate in a free flow of information” and that “internal discussions must not be considered an invasion of turf, and must remain private.”“Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization — staff, players, coaches, management and ownership,” Reinsdorf said.“When everyone is on the same page, trust develops and teams can grow and succeed together. Unfortunately, there has been a departure from this culture. To ensure that the Chicago Bulls can continue to grow and succeed, we have decided that a change in the head coaching position is required.”Thibodeau is not the first successful Bulls coach to lose in a clash with management. Phil Jackson lost to Jerry Krause after winning six championships in eight years, and the dynasty of the Michael Jordan era was dismantled.Under Thibodeau, the Bulls soared to heights they had not reached since those days in the 1990s. But with Rose suffering season-ending injuries to each knee in recent years and LeBron James standing in the way, Chicago could not get to the top.Along the way, Thibodeau chafed at minutes restrictions placed by management on Rose and Joakim Noah, who was coming off knee surgery, along with veteran Kirk Hinrich.The idea was that the Bulls would be in better shape for the playoffs and not run out of steam the way they seemed to the previous two years. But it also went against Thibodeau’s belief that good habits are developed through repetition.Adding to the tension, ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy accused the Bulls of undermining their coach during a game at Dallas in January.It wasn’t the first time he had criticized the organization. But to many, whether it was true or not, it seemed he was serving as a messenger for Thibodeau, his former assistant.The Bulls were expected to make a run to the NBA Finals this season with the signing of Pau Gasol and the return of Rose after missing most of the previous two years because of injuries to each knee.Instead, Rose was inconsistent. The Bulls fought through injuries and lacked continuity. Their effort wavered at times, and they wound up with 50 wins — not bad, but not what they anticipated.Even so, he had at least one powerful supporter. President Barack Obama, hosting a Twitter chat about the global climate, was asked about the Bulls and answered: “love thibs and think he did a great job. Sorry to see him go but expect he will be snatched up soon by another team.”Thibodeau spent 21 years as an NBA assistant before landing the Bulls’ job. He was hired from Boston, where he oversaw the defense and helped the Celtics reach the NBA finals twice and win a championship in three seasons.During his long run as an assistant, Thibodeau was viewed as someone married to the game. And there were questions about whether he was suited to lead a team.With his focus on detail, he made a big impact after he replaced Vinny Del Negro in Chicago.Rose, the South Side prep star, made the jump to MVP after going from Rookie of the Year to All-Star his first two seasons. Luol Deng became an All-Star.Noah won the Defensive Player of the Year Award last season and Jimmy Butler became an All-Star this year. Marco Belinelli and Nate Robinson flourished in Chicago and parlayed their success into contracts with other teams.But there were also signs of mounting tension long before this season, whether it was Thibodeau taking months to sign a contract extension that the Bulls announced in October 2012 or Forman deciding not to renew lead assistant Ron Adams’ contract in the 2013 offseason.(ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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