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“Under the Influence” An Invitation to an Important Educational Event

first_imgDateline: Pleasantville, NJ – Literacy Volunteers Association (LVA) is pleased to invite you to “UNDER THE INFLUENCE” , presented by Michael DeLeon.  This is an important opportunity to learn about the latest drug trends, the signs and symptoms of drug abuse that you need to watch for, and how you can better prevent substance abuse from affecting your family.Michael DeLeon is the founder and powerhouse behind Steered Straight, Inc., a non- profit organization formed in 2000 to carry an important message to youth on the extreme dangers of drugs, gangs, and associated criminal activity. DeLeon became a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor after his own experience with drugs.  Forty-seven states have experienced Michael DeLeon, one of the most passionate prevention speakers you will ever encounter.This educational presentation is being hosted by Literacy Volunteers on July 27, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM with the cooperation of the Atlantic County Library, Pleasantville Branch, located at 33 Martin Luther King Drive in Pleasantville, and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. To reserve your seat, please call the Literacy Volunteers office at 609-383-3377, or email [email protected]  Space is limited.  Don’t miss this opportunity.  Call today.last_img read more

Gas price watchers predict pump prices will continue to decrease

first_img Gas price watchers predict pump prices will continue to decrease IndianaLocalNews Pinterest By Network Indiana – September 14, 2020 0 189 Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleIndiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush tests positive for COVID-19Next articleTwo more Notre Dame Football players test positive for COVID-19 Network Indiana Google+ WhatsApp (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) The state average price for gas was $2.02 Monday morning. But, that price likely won’t stay the same for long. Gasbuddy and the Lundberg Survey both predict gas prices are going down.“The average gasoline price edged up nearly two cents in the past three weks. But, this is very unlikely to continue,” said Trilby Lundberg. “Recently crude oil prices dropped. We still have much more gasoline than we need, and September is a big drop off in demand.”Gas in Indiana is down about a nickel from last week, said Gasbuddy.“Seasonal factors, as expected, are pushing gas prices down in most areas across the country. In addition, oil prices have hit a rough patch on renewed concerns about the economy and falling demand, leaving motorists the beneficiaries for the next few weeks,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for Gasbuddy.DeHaan agreed with Lundberg, something that doesn’t always happen.“No one should be in a rush to fill up as prices will likely continue to trend lower, especially as the summer gasoline requirement ends on Tuesday, ushering in cheaper to produce winter gasoline and a return to less fragmentation in supply since winter gasoline is common nearly coast-to-coast, making it less of a headache to produce fuel since it can be used universally.”Gas was down eight cents in the last week in the Ft. Wayne area, and also the Cincinnati area. In South Bend, the lowest price for gas is $1.75 a gallon. The average price for gas is $1.97 a gallon, according to Gasbuddy. Google+last_img read more

Lowest UK manufacturing output since 2009

first_imgUK manufacturing output will drop for the first time in three years according to new forecasts from manufacturers’ organisation EEF.The group has predicted a 0.6% decline in manufacturing output throughout the UK for the year, as issues surrounding the Eurozone crisis burden trade and exports. It is the first time the sector has shrunk since 2009.Lee Hopley, chief economist at EEF, said: “The estimate for second-quarter growth is again unlikely to flatter the UK’s economic performance. But the bigger question is where we go from here. Our forecast scenarios show the importance of bringing greater confidence and certainty to the private sector. The re-balancing process would be kick-started if firms were to push ahead with investment plans.”But our forecast also shows the risks from another big shock such as a Euro break up or significant deterioration in credit conditions for firms and households. Either event would knock the economy for six once again and further delay the onset of any green shoots of recovery.”Looking ahead, EEF said prospects would improve in 2013 driven by exports which are set to increase by 4.1% in the next 12 months because of markets outside of the European Union.The group said the manufacturing sector is likely to stabilise in the second half of the year, with gross domestic product (GDP) “returning to a modest quarterly growth”.last_img read more

My Morning Jacket Debuts Prince Cover, Welcomes Former Guitarist At Red Rocks Finale

first_imgMy Morning Jacket returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, May 29th, playing the second of two sold-out shows at the historic Morrison, CO venue. Never ones to give fans a duplicate setlist, the second show featured no repeats from night one, and some intriguing song selections throughout the setlist.Opening with The Waterfall track “Compound Fracture,” the band kept the set rocking with classics like “The Dark” and “Off The Record.” They worked in their newest song, “Throwback (When We Were Young),” into the first half of the first set as well. The set included a couple of great debuts, including the first 2016 performances of “The Bear” and “O Is The One That Is Real.”Of course, the biggest surprise of the main set was a cover of Prince’s “Take Me With U,” from Prince’s Purple Rain album. MMJ has been steadily building up their repertoire of Prince songs, including a moving “Purple Rain” during night one. To bring out such a rare gem at a historic locale like Red Rocks must have been an incredible musical moment.The show’s encore saw the return of guitarist Johnny Quaid, who had joined in on night one and played through the entire seven-song encore. The band tore through classic tracks including covers of Eagles’ “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and Commodores’ “Easy.” The encore also saw a number of classic MMJ tunes, like the 2016 debut of “Holdin On To Black Metal,” as well as tracks like “Phone Went West,” “Wordless Chorus,” “Dancefloors,” and the finale, “One Big Holiday.”Watch some highlights below:Peaceful Easy FeelingPhone Went WestOne Big HolidayCheck out the full setlist from last night’s show, below.Edit this setlist | More My Morning Jacket setlistslast_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Adds 20 New Dates To 2016 Tour Schedule

first_imgThe beloved rockers of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood have an exciting summer season ahead, especially with the release of their new album Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel on July 29th via Silver Arrow Records. With a number of performances lined up for the summer, the CRB won’t slow things down in the slightest, as they’ve just added another 20 shows through September and October.“This band is about being a part of a community, it’s our little CRB culture,” says Robinson in a statement. “These are our services when we play our music. And when it’s at its best, we feel like the music makes a connection with people that’s on a level that has nothing to do with commerce or nostalgia. There’s some other gravity that keeps us all together in those moments, and it’s representative of that kind of magic spell we’re chasing.”The new run of shows kicks off in September, running from Buffalo, NY throughout the East Coast and Midwest. The band will be bringing the music to the people all year round, and we couldn’t be more excited.Check out the full schedule of shows below.Chris Robinson Brotherhood 
Tour DatesJuly 1 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalJuly 15 – Charleston, SC – The Music FarmJuly 16 – Orlando, FL – The BeachamJuly 17 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture RoomJuly 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State TheatreJuly 21 – Macon, GA – Cox Capital TheatreJuly 22 – Augusta, GA – Sky CityJuly 23 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheaterJuly 24 – Norfolk, VA – The NorvaJuly 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone PonyJuly 27 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head OnstageJuly 29 – Fairfield, CT – The WarehouseJuly 30 – Beverly, MA – The CabotJuly 31 – Plymouth, NH – Flying MonkeyAugust 5 – Stowe, VT – The Rusty NailAugust 6 – Hartford, CT – Infinity HallAugust 7 – Newton, NJ – The Newton TheatreAugust 25 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’September 16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks AmphitheaterSeptember 21 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomSeptember 23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot BallroomSeptember 25 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland BallroomSeptember 26 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland BallroomSeptember 29 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman TheaterSeptember 30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubOctober 1 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubOctober 2 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott TheatreOctober 4 – Grand Rapids, MI – The IntersectionOctober 6 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century TheaterOctober 7 – Nashville, TN – Cannery BallroomOctober 8 – Columbia, MO – The Blue NoteOctober 9 – Omaha, NE – SlowdownOctober 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity TheaterOctober 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National CenterOctober 14 – Chicago, IL – Thalia HallOctober 15 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall BallroomOctober 20 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music HallOctober 21 – Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatrelast_img read more

A long look at growing old

first_imgAmid the technical talk about sirtuins, resveratrol, and stem cells at Harvard Medical School (HMS) on Monday (June 21), a nontechnical message became clear: Progress is slowly being made in understanding why people age and in laying the foundation to lessen the debilitating diseases of aging.Progress is important. HMS Dean Jeffrey Flier pointed out that the U.S. population is graying rapidly, meaning that people are not just living longer but are spending more time dealing with the ailments and conditions that often accompany aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease.“People are living longer, but with that also comes the burden of disability, chronic disease, and [increased] cost,” Flier said. “We are in the midst of a very exciting period of basic aging research.”Flier introduced an all-day scientific symposium on aging sponsored by the Medical School’s Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging. The symposium, held at the New Research Building, featured researchers addressing technical topics related to aging, including the roles of cellular power plants called mitochondria; aging in animal models such as the roundworm C. elegans; and the role of the human autophagy system, which regulates the destruction of molecules and structures inside the cell.Bruce Yankner, co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Labs and professor of pathology and neurology at HMS, said the symposium was intended as a forum for scientists to share recent results in hope of not only spreading information but also of fostering collaboration among researchers who might not otherwise meet.Among the presenters Monday was Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tsai’s lab is investigating whether cognitive function can be restored after memory loss. In experiments with lab mice, research has shown that it can. Tsai and colleagues are investigating mechanisms through which this might happen, zeroing in on specific molecules that might be implicated in memory formation and cognitive decline.Resveratrol, the compound hailed in red wine as an anti-aging agent, has been shown to have positive effects on learning and memory in laboratory animals, Tsai said, reducing loss of neurons and learning impairment.“Resveratrol is actually even better than you think,” Tsai said.Glenn, the donor behind the Glenn Labs’ creation, said he believes that the mechanisms of aging are mainly regulated by molecular biology, and therefore can be understood and possibly affected by scientists. Glenn, a Harvard Law School graduate who left the practice of law for investment banking, created a foundation to fund medical research into aging in 1965, when few people were paying attention to the field. Glenn said he became interested in the field in the ’50s after seeing his great-grandmother and then both his grandparents succumb to the symptoms of aging.A lot of progress has been made, Glenn said, but much work remains.“The mysteries are still there, but we’re getting closer,” Glenn said. “We don’t know what the ceiling is on the [human] lifespan — it’s going to get longer because it is a problem of molecular biology.”last_img read more

Governor Douglas signs controversial budget ‘companion’ bill

first_imgGovernor Douglas today signed the third of four bills pertaining to the FY 2010 budget into law but also sent a letter outlining his objections to provisions he believes are unconstitutional. The principal constitutional concerns involved the firing of state workers, which would give some review authority to the Legislature, and also gives the Legislature a role in state worker retirement plans. Douglas believes this is violates the separation of powers. He also said in his letter that it will make it more difficult to balance the state budget.Douglas had vetoed the budget, but the Legislature overrode his veto last week. The so-called companion bill did contain several provisions that Douglas had been pushing for, however, including the 40 percent capital gains exclusion for farmers and the elderly, restoring the Next Generation scholarships, and funding the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. The governor also noted that by signing the bill, it circumvents other questions about the validity of the process. The companion bill was voted on by the Legislature after the override.Attached is a copy of the letter. AttachmentSize Governor Douglas Message.pdf213.86 KBlast_img read more

Bryce Resort – Basye, VA

first_imgAverage inches of snowfall? 60-80 inchesNumber of slopes? 8Skiable acres? 25Pass prices?  Weekend/Holiday – Adult: $70, Junior: $62Weekday – Adult: $45 Junior: $40Opening day?  November 16, 2019Number of lifts? 5 surface lifts and 2 aerial liftsLongest run? Redeye at 3,500 feetBase/summit elevation? 1,250 ft/1,750 ftDriving distance to nearest major cities?Washington, D.C. – 116 MilesRichmond, Va. – 141 MilesCharlottesville, Va. – 97 MilesRoanoke, Va. – 146 MilesLexington, Ky. – 449 MilesCharlotte, N.C. – 330 MilesWinston Salem, N.C. – 251 MilesAtlanta, Ga. – 567 MilesChattanooga, Tenn. – 503 Miles[divider]What’s new at the resort this year?[/divider]Bryce is adding an ice skating rink this year. The rink will be in front of the restaurant by the tubing hill. Fifteen dollars covers one hour of skating and rentals which, includes skates, a helmet, and wrist guards. Expect the rink to open around Thanksgiving weekend.[divider]What are the best après ski activities available at the resort and in the area?[/divider]The Copper Kettle Bar & Lounge offers food and beverage with picture windows overlooking the slopes and features live music on the weekends.[divider]Where do you recommend visitors buy or rent their gear?[/divider]Our onsite Ski Boutique, located in the new Shenandoah Center, offers the latest gear and apparel that will equip anyone for a day out on the slopes.[divider]How many beginner, intermediate, and expert trails are there?[/divider]2 beginner, 4 intermediate, 1 expert[divider]What activities are available beyond the slopes?[/divider]Snow Tubing is directly beside the slopes, no skills required. Ice skating is a new addition that will be placed next to the tubing hill in front of the restaurant. The surrounding mountains offer a variety of hiking trails to explore with unbeatable views. Visit the historic Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs just down the road. You can even stay a night in one of their quaint cabins.[divider]Where is the best place to stay in the area? And if they are looking to buy?[/divider]Several onsite locations are offered through different companies as well as realty companies for those looking to buy. From hotels and condos to slopeside cabins, you can browse all of the options online.[divider]What do you offer for beginners who want to learn how to ski or snowboard?[/divider]Our First Time Package bundles a lift ticket, one hour lesson, and rental equipment for anyone 8 years of age and older looking to take to the slopes for the first time. The award-winning Kinder School features unique and interactive activities designed to teach children ages 4-7 how to get started in the sports of skiing and snowboarding.[divider]What are the best runs and why?[/divider]Our signature trail, Bootlegger, is the perfect intermediate slope, offering an upper section that provides moderate pitch, perfect for carving, and featuring a steep headwall at the end to challenge most skiers and snowboarders.[divider]Do you offer any family-friendly activities?[/divider]All of our activities, both winter, and summer are geared towards families, young and old for all to enjoy![divider]Are there activities available in the offseason?[/divider]We are a four-season resort! Dependent upon season, we offer golfing, scenic lift rides, mini-golf, disc golf, Zipline Adventure, Bryce Bike Park, Lake Laura, and more.last_img read more

Seaford Woman Accused of DWI Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Seaford woman has been accused of driving drunk, crashing into another vehicle and trying to flee the scene in the Hamptons over the weekend.Southampton Town Police arrested Monica Hartman and charged her with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident with physical injury.Police said the 23-year-old woman was driving on Montauk Highway in East Quogue when she crossed over the double yellow line and ran into the side of an oncoming vehicle on Sunday night.Three passengers in her vehicle and the two people in the other vehicle were all treated for non life-threatening injuries.Hartman ran away but was found hiding in the nearby woods by New York State police.She was arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court.last_img read more

Man Sentenced for Killing Wife, Shooting at Police

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hempstead man was sentenced Wednesday to two consecutive terms of 25-years-to-life in prison for killing his wife and shooting at police officers who responded to the scene two years ago.Leonard Reed had been convicted in February of second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt.“Mr. Reed repeatedly lashed out against his wife, pistol-whipped her and drove her to seek a safe house to escape his murderous rage,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 47-year-old man shot his estranged wife, Diane Reed, repeatedly with a semi-automatic firearm and then opened fire at responding Hempstead village police officers at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013.A shootout ensued and Reed repeatedly stabbed his wife before surrendering to police 10 minutes later, authorities said. Reed was shot during the shootout but recovered.last_img read more