In the festival world, there is no higher pinnacle than Glastonbury. Taking place (almost) every summer since 1970, the large-scale festival is the premier camping festival in the U.K., attracting 135,000 people to Pilton, England each year for an epic weekend with massive headliners like Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Metallica, Beyoncé and many more.This year’s edition, headlined by Muse, Adele, Coldplay, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, and Disclosure, began on Thursday, welcoming droves of music fans to the legendary site as they got comfortable with their surroundings. While exploring this year’s edition of the festival grounds, Consequence of Sound has reported three major additions to this year’s festival, as a way to honor some of the fallen musical heroes that have passed away this year. The famous main stage, The Pyramid Stage, is adorned with a Ziggy Stardust eye surrounded angel wings in honor of David Bowie, who famously headlined the festival in its second year in 1971, and returned for a celebratory headlining set in 2000.Fans were reported to be celebrating Bowie all over the festival, as a “Rebel Rebel” sing-a-long organically popping up as fans were entering the grounds.The second addition to this year’s festival is an “Ace of Spades” sculpture on top of The Other Stage, honoring the fallen Mötorhead frontman, Lemmy Kilmster.Lemmy and co. only played the festival one time, at the 2015 edition, in what would end up being the band’s last performance in the U.K. before the bassist and lead singer’s untimely passing.Finally, Glastonbury’s “White Whale”, Prince, famously never played the massive musical gathering, so the festival decided to pay tribute to him in the best way possible. The Park Area of Glastonbury’s grounds now has a statue of a hand holding a crown with Prince‘s logo on it, turning the area into Paisley Park for the weekend, and allowing Glasto-goers an opportunity to pay their respects to the Purple One.We’re so happy to see so many festivals paying tribute to these three legends, after seeing both Governor’s Ball and Bonnaroo pay tribute to these lost legends as well. Glastonbury has done a great job of honoring music of all genres, and to see tributes to such a diverse group of artists is incredible.Glastonbury will continue paying tribute, as the festival announced that a headlining David Bowie-tribute set will be performed Saturday night on the Pyramid Stage. The festival will bring a full orchestra and conductor Charles Hazlewood to perform Philip Glass‘ 1996 orchestral tribute to Bowie’s album “Heroes”, and the performance will be accompanied by a huge light show.
University student entrepreneurs pitched their best business ventures to “Shark Tank’s” Kevin O’Leary, following a presentation on his life and tips for success in entrepreneurship in the Mendoza College of Business on Monday.The talk, sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business and the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, filled the 350-seat Jordan Auditorium, as students and faculty came to hear O’Leary’s insights on entrepreneurship.Eddie Griesedieck | The Observer “After nine years and thousands of pitches, there’s a lot to be learned about what goes right and what goes wrong, and how you present your ideas to investors,” O’Leary said. “I don’t care whether you are an entrepreneur, a leader, a politician — these lessons matter in terms of your ability to communicate with people.”In his experience judging pitches on “Shark Tank,” O’Leary said all of the successful pitches had three aspects in common: They articulated the opportunity in 90 seconds or less, they convinced their potential investors they’re the right person for the business and they knew their numbers, or found someone who did.“The whole deal with a small business is to find out what makes your story compelling to your customer and stay in touch,” O’Leary said. “ … That actually is the secret to ‘Shark Tank.’ If you ever get there and you get to pitch to the sharks, and they offer you a very aggressive deal, it’s because they’ve figured out how valuable you are.”Successful managers share a number of aspects, O’Leary said. In addition to creating a clear line of command, setting achievable goals, maintaining accessibility, delegating tasks efficiently and having superb time management skills, the best managers all use technology as a weapon.“In the case of small companies today, the number one weapon is social media,” O’Leary said. “To engage social media properly, you have to have production skills, because just posting stuff with low production value gets you no traction.”When O’Leary teaches business, he said he always talks about the “dark side” of business.“In business, there are winners and losers — this is not ‘kumbaya,’” he said. “When you go into a market, you are trying to grow it, but you’re taking someone else’s share. It is a war. It’s not a social exercise. You can’t save the world — the DNA of a business was never designed to do that.”Following O’Leary’s presentation, two teams and one individual student from Notre Dame were given a few minutes each to pitch their business ideas.The first — “Elephant in the Room” — was pitched by seniors Kiely Wilcox and Alexandra Julian as a social media app for college campuses to ask anonymous questions on mental health.“It’s a great service, I just don’t know that it shouldn’t be provided by the institution,” O’Leary said. “I don’t know if it’s a business — I think it’s a service.”“Touch Base,” an online resource to pair undergraduate students and young alumni with older alumni, was pitched by freshmen Katherine Brown and Katie McGuckin before O’Leary criticized it for being too similar to LinkedIn.“I’m not sure I’m loving it,” he said. “ … I’m trying to figure out how this is different from LinkedIn. There’s already a whole group of Mendoza grads who are already there. They have a platform and they’ve branded it and they have millions of other people they can look at.”Senior Luis Escobar presented the final pitch for a product, “Takay Blends,” which uses bananas rejected from the market in his native Ecuador for their appearance and blends them with “superfood ingredients” to create a meal replacement smoothie.“I see what you’re doing and it maybe could work,” O’Leary said. “ … This is not a zero — it’s got potential because people want healthy alternatives. Maybe. But I think you have a lot of work to do on the packaging.” Tags: business, Kevin O’Leary, Mendoza, Shark Tank
Proposition 37, or the “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” defeated by a narrow margin this past Election Day, called on food makers to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients on their packages — and to not label such foods as “natural.” Proponents developed the proposition in lieu of federal action requiring labeling of GM foods…as exists in 50 other countries. Photo credit: Hemera Collection/ThinkstockEarthTalk®E – The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: What was Proposition 37 in California that concerns the labeling of genetically modified foods and that was just voted down in that state? — Peter Tremaine, Euclid, OHMany healthy food advocates were disheartened on Election Day when Californians rejected Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods across the state. GM foods have had genes from other plants or animals inserted into their genetic code to optimize for one or another trait, such as resistance to pests, better taste or longer shelf life, and are controversial because scientists don’t know the ramifications of mixing genetic codes on such a widespread scale.While it was close, those against the so-called “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” prevailed, with 53.1 percent of the vote. The proposition called on food manufacturers to label foods containing GM ingredients on the front or back of the packaging with the phrase “partially produced with genetic engineering”—and not to label or advertise such foods as “natural.” Proponents developed the proposition in lieu of federal action requiring labeling of GM foods…as exists in 50 other countries.Proponents of the bill raised some $9 million and garnered some 46.9 percent of the vote, indicating that upwards of four million Californians fear the potential effects of GM foods and are in favor of greater transparency on the part of the food industry. But such efforts weren’t enough to overcome aggressive marketing by so-called Big Food companies including Monsanto, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Nestle and Kraft, who poured some $45 million into the “No on 37” campaign.Backers of the proposition are crying foul. Public health lawyer Michele Simon reports that some of the companies involved in defeating the bill engaged in lying, scare tactics, misrepresentation and various dirty tricks “to protect their profits and keep California voters uninformed about their food choices.”“The No campaign listed four organizations in the official state document mailed to voters as concluding that ‘biotech foods are safe’,” she says. “One of them, the American Council on Science and Health, is a notorious industry front group that only sounds legit. Another, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, actually has no position and complained about being listed…” The other two groups, the National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization, have more nuanced positions…than just “safe.”Simon also criticizes Big Food for its claims about high food costs, “shakedown lawsuits” and “special interest exemptions” if the law passed: “While each of these claims is easily debunked, being outspent on ad dollars makes it hard to compete, especially when all you can really say is, ‘that’s not true’.”The battle over GM labeling in California may be over for now, but the war rages on nationally. Just Label It, a nonprofit started by Stonyfield Farm magnate Gary Hirshberg, is trying to persuade the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require GM food labeling nationally. Readers can help by signing the campaign’s online petition. Beyond that, Just Label It recommends eating more fresh vegetables and unprocessed foods (the vast majority of processed foods in the U.S. contain either GM corn or soy) and looking for the USDA Organic label, which precludes any foods containing GM ingredients.CONTACTS: Yes on 37, www.carighttoknow.org; Just Label It, www.justlabelit.org.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.
Gold medallist England’s Galal Yafai (2nd L) poses with silver medallist India’s Amit (L) and bronze medallists Uganda’s Juma Miiro (2nd L) and Sri Lanka’s Thiwanka Ranasinghe during the medal ceremony for the men’s 46-49kg boxing event during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue on the Gold Coast on April 14, 2018. AFP PHOTOKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Juma Miiro won a bronze medal after losing at the semi final stage in the light flyweight 46-49kg of the on-going on-going 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.India’s Panghal Amit was in good form on Friday giving the 22-year old Miiro no chance to pounce. Amit won the fight 5-0 with all the five judges awarding him 30-21, 30-25, 30-24, 30-25, 30-25 at the Oxenford Studios.To reach the semi final Miiro stopped Kenya’s Shaffi Hassan 3-2 at the quarter final stage. In the women’s fight Kenya’s Christine Ongare also settled for a bronze medal when she lost to Carly McNaul (Northern Ireland) in the 51kg weight category. Moses Muhangi, Chairman of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) told URN that he is happy that the five boxers put up a good show despite training for a short time. ” I will keep my promise of rewarding a medal winner UGX1 million,” added Muhangi who was elected in February this year.Miiro becomes the fourth Uganda to win a medal at the Games. Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei was the first to bag gold in the 5,000m and later the 10,000m, while Stella Chesang won the 10,000m gold and Mercyline Chelangat picked a bronze medal in the 10,000m race. Uganda sent 69 athletes to the Games to participate in 11 disciplines.Share on: WhatsApp
Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily StaffThere’s probably no one in the world that hasn’t in some way been touched by cancer.Sunday, starting at the Rotary Shelter in Lakeside Park, Nelsonites have the opportunity to help end this deadly disease by participating in the 30th annual Terry Fox Run.“Last year we didn’t have as good a turnout as we would have liked so this year hopefully we can improve on that,” Nelson organizer Mike Hurley told The Nelson Daily.The Nelson Terry Fox Run starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by a mass start at 9:30 a.m.Participants can run, walk, jog, bike, skateboard or even trot on the Nelson waterfront raising money for cancer research.“Bring the whole family and donate a dollar each . . .. That was Terry’s dream,” Hurley said. “You don’t have to go out and collect pledges, although many people do, just show up and be a part of the Marathon of Hope.”Recently, the Terry Fox Foundation has made strides toward getting the work that researchers are doing to the doctors and patients more quickly, rather than letting things get tied up in red-tape.Fox, starting on Canada’s eastern seaborne, ran a marathon every day for 143 days. Every day, through the pain, he got up and ran another day — an amazing journey that captured Canadians from Coast to Coast. Fox called it “the Marathon of Hope.” At the end of his run, after 5, 373 kilometers, Terry Fox was forced to stop. The cancer had spread and eventually took Terry from us in June 1981.To date, more than $500 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in the name of Terry Fox with $.87 going from every dollar raised going directly to cancer research.There are other runs in the Kootenays including Salmo, starting at 11 a.m. from the Fire Hall; Castlegar, with a noon start from Kinnaird Park and Trail, beginning from Gyro Park on Charles Lakes Drive at 10 a.m.Of note, the National School Run Day is set for Thursday, September 30th with most schools, including Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, hosting an event.People wanting to donate online can do so at [email protected]
Twenty-nine years ago Jen Stanger and the Babins had an idea after attending an event south of the border.It’s obvious the game plan was a good one as 29 years later the event is still going strong.Sunday, at Lakeside Park competitors young and old takes to the waters of Kootenay Lake for the 29th annual Nelson Cyswogn’ Fun Triathlon.However, for the 2011 edition there’s a few changes — a la in the swim and cycle stages.The swim has been extended to 1500 meters while the bike course had changed from two loops to Six Mile to a 39-kilometer cycle to Kokanee Park and back.“Most of the competitors like this change,” said Janice Poetsch of the cycle stage. “It was tough having to ride twice to Six Mile.”Poetsch, along with John Knox, coordinates the Nelson Triathlete Club, a program to help novices or rookies get ready for the big race.The changes were made to switch the Cyswogn’Fun from a ¼ Ironman race to a full Olympic Distance event.The race begins at 8 a.m. sharp Sunday with the 1500-meter swim.Competitors then switch to the bike for the cycle stage before completing the race with the 10 km run.Participants choosing the short course racers swim for 500 meters, ride for 22 km and run for five km.Spectators are [email protected]
The Oldtown area of Letterkenny will be back to normal traffic flow tomorrow (Wednesday) as two-way traffic is reinstated and the lights are removed.The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that the works will be altered by Wednesday morning at the latest.Motorists have experienced regular delays in the area this summer as Irish Water carry out sewer upgrade works to stop the overflow of raw sewage into the River Swilly. This work is part of a major investment in water and sewerage in Letterkenny and the wider county. Irish water contractors have been in the area from May and there has been severe disruption over the ensuing weeks. Unfortunately customers have been avoiding the area and finding alternative routes which of course has an effect on the businesses in the area.The Letterkenny Chamber and the businesses in the area want to clearly get out a message that the area is fully open for business.A temporary working area has been set up inside Dunnes Stores Car Park to facilitate the construction of the sewer pipe along Oldtown road providing much relief to the businesses, customers and car users.Letterkenny Chamber President, Leonard Watson, is encouraging customers to go back to support the businesses in the area “This has been a very tough summer for Oldtown, each and every business directly affected has tried all they can to keep and serve their loyal customers, however there has been a drastic reduction in footfall and passing trade. “We would like to thank Dunnes Stores in particular for allowing the contractor to use their site. This was a very important move to ensure the next phase of the work allows a much better traffic flow. This was crucial to give some relief to everyone using this area.”Leonard went on to say “More than ever we want to encourage customers to support their local businesses. These businesses provide jobs for the local community and keep our town centre vibrant and attractive. Letterkenny is the centre of shopping in Donegal and we want to ensure that everyone knows that the Town is open for business as usual. The businesses in Oldtown, Pearse Road and those in the middle of the works are open and ready to welcome all new and old customers and thank everyone for their patience and custom.”Relief for Oldtown residents and businesses as traffic lights to be removed was last modified: September 11th, 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)
FORTUNA >> The Huskies’ mindset over the years has been to treat every week like it’s a big game.Their first game of 2016 certainly meets that criteria.The Fortuna High football team opens the new campaign against the same team that ended the 2015 season, perennial North Coast Section Division 4 powerhouse Cardinal Newman, at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Husky Field in the Friendly City.“One thing I love about our program is that we always talk about the big game. Every week is a big game — and …
Get your sneak peek of episode 19 of the Play Your Part TV series, here:Putco Mafani, station manager and breakfast show host of Rhythm FM in the Eastern Cape, is one of the guests on episode 19 of Play Your Part, airing on 27 January 2018. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterRadio host Putco Mafani is the founder of Putcomafani Consulting, a 100% black-owned company that deals in public relations and events management.He is one of the guests on Play Your Part episode 19.The episode airs on Saturday, 27 January 2018 on SABC2 at 18:00.The other guests on the episode are:Youssef AtchaYoussef AtchaAtcha is the principal of The Leadership College in Manenberg, Cape Town. A private school, it is completely free for its learners, who are exceptionally good academically but cannot afford a private school. Their uniforms, stationery and excursions are also free.Sydney MadiboSydney MadiboMadibo is an entrepreneur and speaker who was a mentor on the 13-episode TV series, Future Leaders. He is also the president of the student representative council at North-West University.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a year when record global wheat supplies depressed prices, U.S. farmers have struggled to compete in price sensitive markets. Exports of high protein U.S. classes, often the highest priced, are well ahead of last year but overall sales for all classes through April 9 were 24% less than a year earlier. As the 2014/15 marketing year progressed, a surge in the U.S. dollar helped further increase the competitive position of major exporters with ample supply and lower prices.The ICE U.S. Dollar Index is hovering around a 12-year high after increasing 22% in an 8-month period. A strong dollar makes U.S. products more expensive to global customers. U.S. wheat exporters believe the strong dollar, in part, is contributing to a slower sales pace. USDA projects 2014/15 U.S. wheat sales will reach 24.0 million metric tons (MMT), which would be well below the five-year average of 29.4 MMT and the lowest mark since 2009/10. With just six reporting periods left in the marketing year, total known U.S. exports and commitments equaled 23.7 MMT, according to USDA.Strong competition is also adding pressure to the export pace. There were quality issues throughout the world crop, but production volume reached a record level for the fifth time in seven years at 725 MMT. Several countries that most directly compete with the U.S. for market share are seeing strong sales. Canadian exports are benefitting from a second consecutive bumper crop and a significant easing of transportation issues compared to last year. According to Grains Canada, 2014/15* sales through April 12 were 14.7 MMT, 8% greater than the same date last year. USDA projects total Canadian exports will reach 23.5 MMT, which would be the most since 1991/92.Russian exports are also well ahead of last year’s pace despite government intervention. According to SovEcon, Russian wheat exports through March were 19.5 MMT, 27% greater than a year earlier. The agricultural analyst firm expects total 2014/15 exports will reach 21.5 MMT, which would be just shy of the record 21.6 MMT set in 2011/12. This would be quite a feat considering the Agricultural Ministry imposed an export tax on wheat in February, intentionally slowing exports in order to limit inflation and protect the domestic market. The ministry has signaled it may lift the tax on July 1.Last year, Brazil imported an unusually high volume of U.S. hard red winter (HRW) to help cover the insufficient supply of its Mercosur partner, Argentina. That continued into the start of 2014/15 with 1.53 MMT of HRW imports. Brazil has imported only an average volume of soft red winter (SRW) several months because improved Argentinian production in 2014/15 will allow for increased exports. USDA expects Argentina to export 5.5 MMT in 2014/15, which is nearly enough to fulfill the Brazilian import need of 5.9 MMT. According to the most recent data from the Global Trade Atlas, Argentina’s total sales through February of 1.89 MMT were nearly four times those of a year earlier. However, Argentina’s government still controls the export licenses for wheat and has yet to authorize the full 5.5 MMT.Despite a year of reduced exports, the U.S. remains the largest single-country supplier of wheat in the world. Lower sales mean there is more wheat in the bin, ready to supply our customers at any time.