With Phish‘s 11th music festival, Curveball, slated to begin tomorrow, Friday, July 17th, today, the band has announced that it will be canceling the festival “due to the severe flooding that occurred in Schuyler County over the past week.” The statement notes that “the local water treatment plant that services water to the Village of Watkins Glen, including the Curveball site has been contaminated and the water supply is not safe for human consumption.”You can read the statement from the New York State Department of Health here, and the statement Phish posted on their website here or in its entirety below.Due to the severe flooding that occurred in Schuyler County over the past week, the local water treatment plant that services water to the Village of Watkins Glen, including the Curveball site has been contaminated and the water supply is not safe for human consumption. The New York State Department of Health has issued a statement here.Sadly, Curveball has been cancelled.Fans currently onsite are welcome to stay overnight; campgrounds will close at noon tomorrow.Information on refunds will be forthcoming, and additional information will be posted as it becomes available.A STATEMENT FROM PHISHDear friends, our Phish family..The four of us are writing this from directly behind the stage at Watkins Glen. We were about to walk onstage only moments ago for our traditional soundcheck jam for Curveball when we were told the heartbreaking news that due to the unsafe water conditions in the Village of Watkins Glen, our beloved festival is being canceled.We are still in shock. The entire site is already set up and ready to go after literally months of work by our beloved hardworking crew, many of whom have been here for weeks. Our families are here, our gear is set, our tents are up. We keep waiting for someone to come over and tell us that there is a solution, and that the festival can go on. Unfortunately, it is not possible.We are so terribly sorry for the inconvenience that this is causing so many of you. We hope from the bottoms of our hearts that at the very least this news will reach you before too much disruption takes place in your personal lives. We know that people traveled far, at great expense. We understand that people are missing work, and changing their schedules around.. we wish so much that there was some way that this wasn’t happening.This summer has been absolutely joyous, with each gig building on the previous one, and we were all buzzing with excitement about Curveball. Please accept our deepest apologies for the disruption that this has caused all of you.. We wish there was something else we could say.Thank you all from the depths of our souls for the joy that you continue to share with us every night. This has been the greatest summer we can remember.Travel safe and know that we are as heartbroken as all of you. We are standing back here behind the stage, at our party that we’ve been planning for over a year, and we have just told that it won’t happen. There’s just nothing we can do.Thank you all for your understanding.With Love,Phish
A joint operation involving 700 security personnel was held over the weekend to close down 23 holes from illegal gold mining activities within the area of Mount Pongkor in Bogor regency, West Java.The 700 personnel comprised police officers from the West Java Police, Bogor Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI), local forest police and security personnel of diversified mining company PT Aneka Tambang (Antam), Bogor Police spokesperson Adj. Comr. Ita Puspita Lena said.She said the operation to shut the illegal mining holes was to enforce order and protect the environment, especially following a string of natural disasters in the regency. The illegal mine holes were mostly located around bushes, each within 5 to 10 kilometers from each other, scattered in two different blocks in the mountain area. Authorities had to go up steep hiking trails and crossed the river to get to the illegal mining locations, she said.Thirteen of the 23 illegal mine holes were located in Citorek block, while the remaining 10 were located in Cisuren block, technically within a gold mining area owned by PT Antam.Read also: Five dead after landslides at illegal gold mine in Bogor”Such illegal gold mining activities have damaged the environment and caused natural disasters. They have violated Law No. 4/2009 on mineral resources and coal mining,” she said. Last month, the Bogor Police arrested two people after they were allegedly caught red-handed carrying out mining activities without a permit following an investigation by authorities to find out the cause of massive flooding that struck Sukajaya district in the regency on the first day of 2020.The police suspected illegal mining activities in Bogor had contributed to the floods, tempo.co reported.Pongkor is known to attract miners searching for gold despite their lack of skills and proper tools.Last year, at least five people died after being buried by landslides at in an illegal gold mining area in Pongkor following hours of heavy downpours. It was not the first fatal incident as 12 miners died in a similar accident in Pongkor in 2015. (afr)Topics :
But experts have warned that social distancing will remain necessary until a vaccine is developed — and governments are keen to avoid a devastating second wave of infections.Britain was on Thursday reviewing lockdown measures, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson expected to offer a roadmap on easing restrictions on Sunday.Johnson — who himself was hospitalized for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus — said: “We will proceed with maximum caution”. Minorities at higher risk Scientists are not only working hard to produce a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus but also to determine all of the symptoms it provokes.”At the outset, we were told to watch out for headaches, fever and a light cough,” recalls Sylvie Monnoye, a family doctor in central Paris for nearly three decades.”Then they added a runny nose and a scratchy throat. After that, digestive problems, including stomach aches and severe diarrhea,” she added.”We started to think that we should suspect everything,” said Monnoye, dressed from head-to-toe in protective wear.In Britain, studies have shown that ethnic minorities are at much greater risk from the pandemic, with the Office for National Statistics saying black men and women were more than four times more likely to die with coronavirus than white people in England and Wales.In Brazil, a similar pattern has emerged, with blacks dying at a higher rate, statistics show.Topics : Moscow extends lockdownMost of Europe has seen a significant drop in the number of new infections and deaths from the virus, but cases are on the rise in Russia. On Thursday, it reported another record increase with more than 11,000 new infections. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that lockdown measures would be extended in the capital until May 31.The United States remains the hardest-hit country, with more than 1.25 million cases and over 75,000 deaths. More than 2,400 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University.But Trump has said it is crucial to re-open the shuttered economy.The new jobless claims announced Thursday bring the total to a staggering 33.5 million newly unemployed since mid-March. “We will vanquish the virus, we will defeat the enemy. We will not fail,” Trump said.Also Thursday, the White House said a military aide — reportedly working as a valet for Trump — had tested positive for coronavirus, but the president has not been infected. Trouble for tourism The easing has already begun in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, while France is due on Monday to start emerging from a lockdown that began in mid-March. But French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said four regions including the greater Paris area would see a more limited easing of restrictions as the number of cases “remains high — higher than we would have hoped”.Economists have been warning for weeks that the pandemic will lead to the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and new data are revealing the extent of the damage.Beyond the US jobless figures, Germany said its industrial production fell by 9.2 percent month-on-month in March, while in France it dropped 16.2 percent.In Brazil, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said the country could begin to face food shortages in a month’s time and “production may become disorganized, leading to a system of economic collapse, of social disorder.”Brazil has been hit hard by the pandemic, with more than 135,000 cases and 9,146 deaths. That is more than half the 16,000 deaths in all of Latin America.Globally, airlines and travel are among the sectors worst hit by the pandemic, with flights grounded worldwide and social distancing measures severely limiting leisure and business trips.The World Tourism Organization said Thursday that the number of international tourist arrivals will plunge by 60 to 80 percent in 2020 because of the pandemic.Cruise lines, shut down because of the pandemic, are still struggling to repatriate tens of thousands of crew members stranded aboard ships at sea.”We are desperate to get home,” says Jessica Furlan, who works on the Celebrity Infinity, which is in limbo somewhere between Florida and the Bahamas. Nations around the world are under huge pressure to ease the economic pain caused by measures to halt the spread of the virus, which has claimed more than 266,000 lives, infected 3.8 million and left half of humanity under some form of lockdown.Across Europe, many countries are now easing restrictions, with some shops and schools re-opening across the region, Italy allowing Catholics to soon attend mass, and Norway to open up pubs on June 1.US President Donald Trump is also pushing for lockdowns to be lifted, as he tries to steady the world’s largest economy before voters head to the polls in November.”This country can’t stay closed and locked down for years,” he said Thursday at a meeting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, whose state was one of the first to lift stay-at-home rules. A new raft of bleak economic data laid bare the crippling worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as hard-hit Europe moved to further ease lockdown measures in a bid to get people back to work.The United States said another 3.2 million people filed unemployment claims last week, while Germany and France reported major slumps in industrial production and Britain said its economic output would plummet by 14 percent this year.A top Brazilian minister warned that Latin America’s biggest economy — and the region’s virus epicenter — risked “collapse” if stay-at-home measures were not soon lifted.
Tweet 31 Views no discussions LocalNews Dominica Lions donate wheelchairs to physically challenged by: – July 2, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share (L-R) Ln Alain, Ln President Diana, Ln Bernadette, Ln Evans, Nurse Christian and Ln RaymondLions President Diana Angol and members of the Dominica Lions club on Friday, 29th June 2012, donated wheel chairs to two persons on the island. The recipients were Ms. Caryl Mitchel a mother of three (3), from Morne Prosper, who as a result of diabetic complications had to have her left leg amputated from below the knee in December of 2011. Ms. Mitchel suffered from pregnancy-induced diabetes since the 80’s. Prior to losing her leg she was involved in agriculture where she planted and sold vegetables at the market. Lion President Diana Angol , Anthea Carette & Ms SeamanMs. Mitchel said that ever since her surgery she has been using crutches and that she is very grateful to the Dominica Lions Club for providing her with this wheelchair, as it will make getting around a much easier process and as such she will be able to start attending church again. The second recipient was 26-year-old Ms. Anthea Carrette from the northern village of Capuchin. Anthea, a cheerful girl, was physically disabled from birth. Her Mother, Ms Seaman, also thanked the Club for this wonderful donation and expressed their delight in receiving the chair since it will allow the family to take her around and outdoors more easily.President Diana said that the Dominica Lions were indeed happy to be able to donate the chairs to the two individuals as this will significantly enhance their mobility, thus adding more comfort to their lives and that the Club is committed to ensuring that the needs of the less fortunate are met as best as they could. She expressed thanks to the LeBlanc Foundation Inc. for making this presentation possible and also to all their sponsors and partners whose generous donations and support has made her year as president and all the projects and activities of the Dominica Lions Club a success. Press Release
The Black Stars continues to attract all kinds of coaches after its latest vacancy but reports are that Italian Marco Tardelli is in a pole position for the job as a result of his rich curriculum Vitae among the numerous applicants.Tardelli, 60 years, reportedly was among the first coaches to submit his application to coach the team. He made 81 appearances for the Italian national team, between 1976 and 1986.The former Juventus defensive midfielder who currently is the coach for championship side Watford and holds a UEFA Pro license coaching certificate and also doubles as assistant coach of Ireland but has also declared his readiness to take up any other role if he does not get the top job in the Black Stars team.“Tardelli has tendered his application to the GFA for the position, for the Black Stars head coach job.“ We are looking to hear from them [GFA], we want to help develop Ghana football,” a spokesman for Tardelli was quoted in the media.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I think guys are going to have to get used to playing with him again,” Coach Luke Walton said. “A few times he grabbed rebounds or steals and his head was already up looking to make a pass and the people downcourt weren’t looking.”The Lakers committed 23 turnovers in their win Monday, a source of great consternation for Walton and his players. Ball was responsible for just two.With two days off until their next game, Thursday in Miami, the continued integration of Ball will remain a focus for the Lakers (26-35). Walton said Ball will continue to come off the bench as long as there is a minutes restriction, although that could be lifted for the matchup against the Heat.“We’ve got two days,” Walton said. “Hopefully we’ll have him at 30 (minutes) or we call the minutes restriction off, depending on how he feels. But that’s for him, (athletic trainer) Marco (Nunez) and the medical staff to tell me.”No player has to adjust more to Ball than Isaiah Thomas who has shared a court with the rookie for just two games.So far, that has hardly been the awkward pairing most anticipated.“It’s easy,” Thomas said. “He is a guy that wants to get others involved and I am a guy that makes plays and tries to score.“So we can fit in with each other easy. He is a very smart basketball player with a lot of talent so it is easy to play with a guy like that.”Related Articles PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/John BazemoreLakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, gestures after hitting a 3-point shot as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. stands behind during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. Ball rejoined the lineup for the first time in six weeks. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, and Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell watch a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, gestures after hitting a 3-point shot as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. stands behind during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, and Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell watch a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr., right, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 124-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball drives the basket during Monday’s game against the Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Lakers guard Lonzo Ball loses the ball as he drives against the Hawks’ Taurean Prince during Monday’s game at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 26: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers runs the offense against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 26: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot against Dennis Schroder #17 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 26: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Dennis Schroder #17 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/John BazemoreLakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, gestures after hitting a 3-point shot as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. stands behind during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. Ball rejoined the lineup for the first time in six weeks. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 11Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, gestures after hitting a 3-point shot as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. stands behind during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. Ball rejoined the lineup for the first time in six weeks. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandMIAMI – Rearing back like a quarterback in motion, Lonzo Ball heaved a one-armed pass on Monday to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, gliding, straining to intercept the pass before it sailed out of bounds.The Lakers starting shooting guard contorted his body while in mid-air to collect touchdown heave, but caught it at such an angle that his short-armed attempt to redirect the ball off the glass missed even the rim.Alley-oops.On the next dead ball, Caldwell-Pope and Ball huddled in a sidebar at the top of the 3-point line, smiling as they quickly dissected what transpired. Lakers match last season’s win total by blowing out Hawks Ivica Zubac works his way back into Lakers’ rotation AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“He said the play was ran wrong,” Ball remembered after the Lakers 123-104 win in Atlanta, “but I am like, ‘We still got a layup out of it, so just make the layup and we can worry about the play later.’”Ball has been on a strict minutes restriction each of his first two games after missing 15 with a left knee sprain. He was capped at 20 minutes on Friday against Dallas; 25 in Atlanta.On his own, Ball has been startlingly impressive: 11 points per game, seven rebounds, 5.5 assists, two steals. He has attempted 12 3-pointers and made seven of them.The Lakers have, for the most part, been fine. They have won three straight games out of the All-Star break and, after trouncing the lowly Hawks, have with 22 games left with as many wins as they did a year ago.With Ball back and balling, the adjustment now comes for everyone else – as the missed connection with Caldwell-Pope showed. Thomas has also been privy to some of the hottest shooting of Ball’s young career.After Ball shot historically bad numbers early in the season, including just 25 percent from 3 through November, his accuracy has improved greatly.Since an early December stretch of four games in which Ball made just 2-of-13 shots from deep, he has knocked down 41 percent of his 3-pointers over 13 appearances.“I just missed at the beginning of the year,” Ball said. “I told you I was going to keep shooting and now they are going in.”He even earned praise from Thomas, the Lakers most explosive scorer, who arrived long after the talk about Ball’s unorthodox mechanics subsided.“It’s ugly as hell,” Thomas said. “It’s an ugly shot, but he’s been successful with it his whole life, so you get to the highest level, there is no need to change it.“You just got to figure out ways to continue to make it better. He is a gym rat so he is going to continue to get better no matter what and no matter how it looks.” Lakers’ Lonzo Ball on playing with Isaiah Thomas: ‘Opposites attract’