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first_imgThe annual Purple Hatters Ball will return once again to the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL for the tenth straight year. Held as a benefit for the Rachel Morningstar Foundation, the festival is set to take place between June 2-4. Today, the festival dropped a stacked initial lineup.Leading the charge are Emancipator, Perpetual Groove, Zach Deputy, and The Russ Liquid Rest, but the fun doesn’t stop there. DubConscious, Roosevelt Collier Band, The Malah, MZG, and and now, Purple Hatters Ball has added Dumpstaphunk, Zoogma, NickFRESH, POST.MODEM, Booty Boo, Jeff Randall, and Ion Zide.For guests that want to arrive early, PHB will host a Thursday Pre-Party on June 1 with Zach Deputy, DubConscious, Bells and Robes, and Blackwater Grease. Tickets on sale now.PHB 2017 will utilize three stages including the famed Amphitheater Stage, a Beach Stage located along the wild black water Suwannee River that is picturesque for daytime sets, and the Uncle Charles Porch Stage.The event also features live art, yoga, workshops and a silent auction, as well as a Charity Disc Golf Tournament hosted by Zach Deputy. Since Rachel was an aspiring chef, PHB will be adding a culinary component for 2017 featuring food from several top notch chefs that will be announced at a later date.The most memorable moment of the weekend is when Rachel’s loving mother, Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), leads an emotional ceremony celebrating her daughter’s memory. Each year, they released 24 monarch butterflies – 23 to represent Rachel’s age when she was taken from this world and 1 for her spirit that lives on.For tickets and more information about the festival, head here. Purple Hatter’s Ball 2017 Lineup:EmancipatorDumpstaphunk*Perpetual GrooveZach DeputyZoogma*The Russ Liquid TestDubconsciousRoosevelt Collier BandThe MalahMZGCatfish AllianceLucideaNickFRESH*POST.MODEM*Trial By StoneJuanjamon BandParker Urban BandUniversal GreenDead Keys Tribute to Scott CampbellLucky CostelloVlad The InhalerAlbert SimpsonBooty Boo*Jeff Randall*Ion Zide*Isaac Corbitt (artist-at-large)*new additionThursday Pre-Party:Zach DeputyDubconsciousBells and RobesBlackwater Grease[photo by Rex Thomson]last_img read more


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first_imgThe legendary Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is finally closed for the season and here’s a compilation of all the pond skimming crashes from closing day.last_img


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first_imgThe web page can be found by clicking here. (WBNG) — The Tioga County Legislature has added a page dedicated to the coronavirus on the county website. It also provides access to public health information, educational resources and school meal locations.center_img The page details confirmed cases in the county, how many people are in precautionary quarantine and more.last_img


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first_imgQantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it would operate a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia next month, adding to a growing trend in Asia of “flights to nowhere” that take off and land at the same airport.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5 percent plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan’s EVA Airways Corp and Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots’ licences current, have offered special sightseeing flights. EVA used one of its iconic Hello Kitty livery planes for a special father’s day flight last month, while ANA used an Airbus SE A380 that usually flies to Honolulu for a 90-minute flight with a Hawaiian experience on board.Tickets costing around US$228 for a Tigerair Taiwan flight from Taipei that will circle over South Korea’s Jeju Island reportedly sold out in four minutes. The price includes a one-year voucher for round-trip tickets from Taiwan to Korea, which can be used after COVID-19 travel bans are lifted.Singapore Airlines Ltd is also considering scenic flights, but no decision has been made, a spokesman said.Qantas said it would use a Boeing Co 787 typically used for long-haul international flights for the flight from Sydney that will fly at low levels over Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour before landing back in Sydney. Tickets will cost between A$787 and A$3,787 depending on the seating class. Just six months ago, it would have been unimaginable that Australians would be unable to hop on a plane and travel out of the country or even out of their own state due to border controls and quarantine requirements, Chief Executive Alan Joyce said.“While we may not be able to take you overseas right now, we can certainly provide inspiration for future trips to some of Australia’s most beautiful destinations,” he said in a statement.The flight will be carbon offset and operate on a cost-neutral basis, Qantas said, amid some concerns being raised on social media over the environmental impact of such flights.The concept of scenic flights is not new. Antarctica Flights has chartered Qantas jets for scenic flights over Antarctica for 26 years. An Air New Zealand Ltd sightseeing flight over Antarctica in 1979 crashed into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.Topics :last_img read more


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first_imgMali’s Tuareg-led rebel alliance is preparing to sign a landmark deal meant to end years of unrest. The Malian population has welcomed this as a first step towards peace and stability.Northern Mali has been the centre of conflict in the West African nation. Tuareg rebels have risen up four times since Mali’s independence from France in 1960. Most recently, they formed an alliance with Islamist militants in 2012 to seize the desert north. A French-led military intervention scattered the insurgents, although sporadic attacks continued. And now many hope, the landmark deal that is set to be signed by the rebels will end years of unrest.The new peace accord has been on the table for a while now. Mali’s government and several armed groups already signed it on the last month in the capital, Bamako. The agreement calls for the recognition of the government in Bamako and in return the government will give the north of the country more rights.Despite this positive move, fears have been raised that the truce might just be dead in the water, because of a recent spike in violencelast_img read more


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first_img Share HealthLifestyle ‘One in six cancers worldwide are caused by infection’ by: – May 9, 2012 Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Infection with human papillomavirus can cause cervical cancerOne in six cancers – two million a year globally – are caused by largely treatable or preventable infections, new estimates suggest.The Lancet Oncology review, which looked at incidence rates for 27 cancers in 184 countries, found four main infections are responsible.These four – human papillomaviruses, Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis B and C viruses – account for 1.9m cases of cervical, gut and liver cancers.Most cases are in the developing world.The team from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France says more efforts are needed to tackle these avoidable cases and recognise cancer as a communicable disease.‘Preventable’The proportion of cancers related to infection is about three times higher in parts of the developing world, such as east Asia, than in developed countries like the UK – 22.9% versus 7.4%, respectively.Nearly a third of cases occur in people younger than 50 years.Among women, cancer of the cervix accounted for about half of the infection-related cancers. In men, more than 80% were liver and gastric cancers. Drs Catherine de Martel and Martyn Plummer, who led the research, said: “Infections with certain viruses, bacteria, and parasites are some of the biggest and preventable causes of cancer worldwide“Application of existing public-health methods for infection prevention, such as vaccination, safer injection practice, or antimicrobial treatments, could have a substantial effect on the future burden of cancer worldwide.”Vaccines are available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) – which is linked to cancer of the cervix – and hepatitis B virus – an established cause of liver cancer. And experts know that stomach cancer can be avoided by clearing the bacterial infection H. pylori from the gut using a course of antibiotics.Commenting on the work, Dr Goodarz Danaei from Harvard School of Public Medicine in Boston, the US, said: “Since effective and relatively low-cost vaccines for HPV and HBV are available, increasing coverage should be a priority for health systems in high-burden countries.”Jessica Harris of Cancer Research UK said: “It’s important that authorities worldwide make every effort to reduce the number of infection-related cancers, especially when many of these infections can be prevented. In the UK, infections are thought to be responsible for 3% of cancers, or around 9,700 cases each year. “Vaccination against HPV, which causes cervical cancer, should go a long way towards reducing rates of this disease in the UK. But it’s important that uptake of the vaccination remains high. At a global level, if the vaccine were available in more countries, many thousands more cases could be prevented.” By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News onlinecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more


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first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is warning taxpayers to be on alert when getting phone calls claiming they have unpaid tax bills. These phone calls are often scams designed to threaten individuals with some sort of law enforcement or legal action in order to get them to send money towards bogus tax bills.“If you get a phone call claiming to be someone from DOR or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that demands payment on a bill immediately, be suspicious,” advised DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp. “Be extra leery if payment is requested through wire transfer, prepaid debit cards or gift cards. Neither agency will accept payments in these forms or threaten a taxpayer for not paying.”The federal government’s Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reports that 14,700 victims have paid more than $72 million as a result of phone scams since 2013.“Remember, if you have an outstanding liability with the State of Indiana, DOR will contact you first by mail,” added Commissioner Krupp. “If Hoosiers ever have questions about correspondence from either tax agency—DOR or the IRS—they should call that agency directly to clear up any discrepancies or confirm which actions they need to take.”Customers should be aware that DOR and the IRS will never:Call demanding immediate payment using a specific payment method, such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the taxpayer will receive a bill in the mail if taxes are owed.Demand taxpayers pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed. Taxpayers should also be advised of Indiana’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, here.Threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law enforcement to have the taxpayer arrested for refusing payment.Threaten to revoke a taxpayer’s driver’s license, business licenses or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes.Call about an unexpected refund.If taxpayers think they are the target of a phone scam:Do not give the caller any personal information and hang up immediately.Call TIGTA at 800-366-4484 or report online here.Report to DOR by email at investigations@dor.in.gov or by phone at 317-232-2240.To confirm any claims made by a potential scammer, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or DOR Customer Service at 317-232-2240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST.last_img read more


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first_imgTHE Rose Hall Town Pepsi Under-19 team began their 2018 campaign in style, whipping the Ramnarine Memorial Cricket Club by 55 runs recently at the Kennard Cricket Ground.The match was delayed by early morning rain and was reduced to 30 overs per side. Batting first after winning the toss, Rose Hall Town Pepsi were bowled out for 174 in 29.5 overs.National junior cricketers, Junior and Kevin Sinclair, were the principal scorers with 69 and 63 respectively. The talented Kevlon Anderson supported with 18. Kevin Sinclair’s innings included four massive sixes and five boundaries while Junior struck six maximums and four boundaries.Bowling for Ramnarine Memorial, J. Dipnarine took 3-31 and Amar Ramnarine 3-16.In reply, the home team was rocked early by hostile pace bowling from Anderson and Joshua Wilson and they were 16-3 at the end of the fifth over.E. Mendonca and Rawle Park then featured in partnership of 39 for the fourth wicket before Mendonca was dismissed by Kevin Sinclair for 18.Only Park, 20, and the aggressive Dipnarine with 33 offered any resistance as they were bowled out for 119 off 25.3 overs.Bowling for Rose Hall Town Pepsi Under-19, Kevin Sinclair completed a fine all-round performance by taking three wickets for 18 runs, Kevlon Anderson 2-11 and Keith Simpson 2-13.Kevin Sinclair was named Man-of-the-Match.Meanwhile, the team last Friday handed over a financial donation to the Berbice Cricket Umpires Association towards the hosting of their annual social and award ceremony. The team also handed a trophy and a quantity of educational materials to the president of the Umpires Association, Joseph Simon.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the donations to the umpires were in recognition of their outstanding contributions towards the development of Berbice Cricket.last_img read more


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first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoDETROIT — During Friday’s pre-game introductions, MichaelFlowers and Stephen Curry met at half court and shared a brief embrace.It was the last time Davidson’s star would be withinFlowers’ grasp.Over the next 40 minutes, Curry beat Flowers and the Badgersin just about every way he possibly could have. He forced steals. He made3-pointers. He hit layups and free throws. He dished it out to teammates.And when it was all said and done the scoreboard at FordField read Davidson 73, Wisconsin 56; the Badgers’ season had reached its endin the Sweet 16.“We felt like we could have came in here and got a win… but that’s not the story right now,” forward Joe Krabbenhoft said.“The story is they outplayed us. The ball was thrown up, and theyoutplayed us from the tip.”For one half, though, the two teams played pretty evenly,and after the first 20 minutes of play the score was tied at 36.Davidson quickly jumped out to an eight-point lead in thesecond half, but it looked like Wisconsin was wearing the Wildcats down whenthe Badgers started drawing fouls and cut the lead to 48-45 with just under 14minutes left in the game.Curry then hit consecutive 3-pointers, the start of an 18-3run that stretched the Davidson lead to 21, and Wisconsin was never again withinstriking distance.It was all Curry down the stretch. The sophomore scored 22points after the break–two more than the entire Badger team did in thatspan–to lift the Wildcats to the win.By the time the guard checked out with under a minute toplay he had totaled 33 points, stole the ball four times, handed out fourassists and led Davidson to a 17-point win that left the Badgers, but not hiscoach, stunned.“I stopped being amazed with Curry back in December oflast year,” Davidson coach Bob McKillop said of the performance.“What he did today is what I expect from him. He does that soconsistently.”“Curry is a great second-half player,” forwardMarcus Landry said. “He came out and he proved that once againtoday.”In Davidson’s first two tournament games, wins over Gonzagaand Georgetown, Curry had scored a combined 55 points in the second half.“I try not to force anything,” Curry said.“It’s hard for a defense to sustain themselves for a whole 40 minutes.Eventually you’ll find yourself open.”As Curry heated up, the Badgers cooled off. Wisconsin shot23.8 percent from the field in the second half and made just three field goalsover the game’s final 13 minutes of play.“I think that was probably one of our worst halves ofbasketball,” forward Brian Butch said. “We picked a bad time to playit.”It was Michael Flowers, who earned All-Big Ten defensiveteam honors this season, that was matched up with Curry Friday, but the seniorhad trouble sticking with the speedy shooter.“I think they did a good job running him off of doublescreens, sometimes even triple screens,” Flowers said. “He doesn’tneed that much time to catch the ball and release it. You know, that’s whattheir game plan was and they executed it pretty well.”Even when Flowers was in position, Curry would still hit3-pointers. He finished the game 6-of-11 from behind the arc.“[Curry’s] confidence is through the roof,”Krabbenhoft said. “He thinks he’s Kobe Bryant out there, and that’s not aknock; that’s a compliment. Every time he put up a shot it went it in, itseemed like.”Still, Bo Ryan felt Wisconsin was capable of winning even ifCurry had a good game — but only if the Badgers could shut down the rest ofthe Wildcats.UW was unable to do that, however.Wildcat guard Jason Richards, the nation’s leader inassists, finished the game with 11 points and 13 assists. He and Bart Barr, whohit a couple of big 3-pointers, were able to give Curry some help. ForwardAndrew Lovedale also went 5-of-5 and scored 12 points.With the rest of Davidson’s roster contributing, Wisconsinwas unable to cut down the second-half deficit.“I felt like we were always in it,” forward BrianButch said. “I felt like we just needed to make some plays, and we didn’tmake any plays. They kept on making plays.”Wisconsin had mounted a comeback from a double-digit deficitin the Big Ten Tournament semi-finals against Michigan State, but Davidsonsimply refused to let UW back in the game Friday.“I’m always positive about playing from behind,”Ryan said. “But there are some teams you can play from behind againstbetter.”Davidson, with the ability to hit 3-pointers seemingly everytime Wisconsin made a basket, was not one of those teams.“Davidson played a great game,” guard JasonBohannon said. “They shot really well from three and made the shots whenit counted, and that’s why they won the game.”Davidson’s win was its 25th in a row and its third straightupset victory of the NCAA Tournament.For the second consecutive year, Wisconsin’s season came toan end at the hands of a lower seed — this time in the Sweet 16 with a trip tothe Elite Eight on the line.The Badgers finish the season with a 31-5 record and Big Tenregular season and tournament titles, but that doesn’t ease the pain of beingdefeated.“It’s always tough,” Krabbenhoft said of losing.“Ask anyone who’s involved with college basketball.”last_img read more


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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Syracuse goalkeeper Alex Bono was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday.The award is given to college soccer’s top player and Bono is the only goalie of all the semifinalists. This season, the junior set Syracuse single-season records with a .55 goals-against average, 12 shutouts and 1,949 minutes played.“For me, yeah, you can look at this year as personally my best year, but I still won’t take too much credit for it,” Bono said. “Especially for a goalkeeper, it all depends on how the team in front of you is playing. And this year they’ve been so good, it’s hard for me to look bad.”From Sept. 13 to Oct. 7, the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year didn’t surrender a goal for a total of 537:34. He finished seventh nationally in both goals against average and save percentage.Bono admitted, though, that watching the NCAA tournament from home while five other semifinalists are still alive may play to his disadvantage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They definitely have a leg up,” Bono said. “They have a couple more chances to show what they’ve got.”Bono can rely on his supporters to get his own leg up, as there’s an option on the award’s website that lets fans cast their vote for one of the 16 semifinalists. Bono said he hasn’t thought of a campaign hashtag yet, but he knows someone who will.“I’m sure Fergus (Barrie) will do something along those lines,” Bono said of the team’s student manager, who runs the SU men’s soccer Twitter account. “I haven’t figured anything out yet, but Fergus will figure it out.”Division I coaches that are part of the NSCAA College Services have the chance to vote for the award until Dec. 11. But Bono isn’t worried about who votes, his body of work or anything else that is determining whether he is named one of the three finalists for the nation’s best player.Said Bono: “I think that I’ve made my case and if it’s meant to be, it’ll come.” Commentslast_img read more