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MAYFest To Bring Rusted Root, Ozomatli, And Dar Williams To Upstate New York For Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgToday’s festival scene is oftentimes saturated with sameness. If you only enjoy live music and camping under the stars, then this formula is a recipe for success ad infinitum. Like many of the friendly faces attending this year’s MAYfest, however, I often find myself in search of more – more variety, more meaningful connections, and a more holistic experience of forming a temporary community of like-minded folk. If you too share this desire, consider attending MAYfest over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.Held May 26th-28th at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY, MAYfest – both an acronym of music, arts, and yoga as well as a pun for the timing of this annual gathering – is a truly unique and immersive experience. Designed to blur the lines between music, community, art, yoga, creative expression, and a shared sense of self, MAYfest is as unique a festive jamboree as they come.The musical lineup is equally as diverse: with headliners Rusted Root, Ozomatli, and Dar Williams, there is no shortage of variety. Other featured musicians and bands include DJ Drez, Dustin Thomas, Will Evans with Rising Tide, The Garcia Project, Upstate Rubdown, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Srikala, The Breakneck Boys, and more!For the painters, photographers, sculptors, and dreamers among us, MAYfest has partnered with the Garrison Art Center to once again provide an endless array of opportunities for self-expression throughout the entire weekend. Professional artists-in-residence include: Jaanika Peerna, Christina DiMarco, and Robert Sturman, to name just a few.Tying the entire weekend together through flow, relaxation, and breath, MAYfest will also feature an extensive array of interactive classes and workshops exploring a variety of yogic styles for participants at all levels. Each and every program will be taught by some of the region’s absolute best yogis: Elena Brower, Sadie Nardini, Amy Pearce-Hayden, Jessica Bellofatto, and many others from the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions.MAYfest is also deeply family focused, offering fun workshops for children and their parents throughout the weekend. In the spirit of inclusion and service, MAYfest is also partnering with the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), a non-profit organization that works to bring the healing powers of yoga to our veterans and their families. A nationwide Memorial Day campaign to honor fallen troops will culminate on Sunday afternoon during VYP’s Introduction to Mindful Resilience Yoga. And for anyone who has served in the US armed forces, MAYfest is proud to offer a 20% discount.From the folks who brought you the immensely popular Catskill Chill Music Festival, MAYfest is sure to offer you and your family a warm and friendly weekend gathering for community-minded folks in search of programming variety in an inclusive environment. Tickets are currently available for the entire weekend, with additional options for single-class tickets and day passes. Discount tickets are available for children under 12, while children under 5 are admitted free with an adult.last_img read more

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US Libraries Stock Fairy Tale Gay Marriage Book

first_imgThe Christian Post 20 June 2014The author, Jeffrey Miles, told The Christian Post in an emailed statement that his children’s book “tells the story of two handsome princes who go on a quest to save a princess, but fall in love with each other, get married, and live happily ever after.”Miles, a professor at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, has been married to his husband, Patrick Lastowski, for more than five years, and they’ve been a couple for 10 years.“I wanted young and old alike to be able to read a fairy tale story that included a gay marriage,” he said about the book. “More and more public libraries are adding the book to their collections, such as the New York Public Library, the Sacramento Public Library and the Pacific Library.”Bryan Fischer, the director of issue analysis for the American Family Association, a nonprofit Christian organization that supports traditional marriage, told CP on Thursday that “because of the power fairy tales, this book is a particularly pernicious form of sexually perverse propaganda.”“The stories and the images that children store up in their minds from fairy tales have a very powerful imprinting effect on their tender young souls,” Fischer said. “And the bottom line is that no responsible library should ever include a book like this on its shelves, and no responsible school should ever use this book as a part of its curriculum.”He continued, “The reality is that no library can stock every book that’s ever been published. So libraries choose all the time not to stock certain books. There’s nothing wrong with parents asking the library not to stock a book of this nature.”http://www.christianpost.com/news/public-libraries-stock-gay-fairy-tale-book-that-teaches-children-gay-marriage-is-ok-121878/last_img read more

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Study offers troubling information about baby food products

first_imgDenver, Co. — A study by the Clean Label Project has revealed two-thirds of baby food in United States has tested positive for arsenic and other dangerous toxins. The same study determined 80 percent of baby formula contains the deadly poison as well.Experts say exposure to arsenic can affect motor skills, cognition, growth and organ development.The study examined at total 500 baby food products, some very popular.The Clean Label Project is a Denver, Colorado-based organization committed to looking beyond the label and marketing terms to give consumers information they need to select products that contain the fewest poisons and food additives. For more information about the Clean Label Project look here.last_img

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Betting bosses withdraw from upcoming APPG hearing

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander has withdrawn from this week’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) hearing, with the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP branding the executive’s decision ‘outrageous’.The APPG hearing, which will specifically focus upon identifying and resolving harms caused by online gambling, brings together representatives from a number of leading UK operators including GVC, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment. Alongside Alexander, who withdrew his attendance due to other commitments, William Hill chief executive Philip Bowcock and Flutter’s Peter Jackson have also withdrawn from the event, choosing to send corporate representatives as replacements.  William Hill is due to send Phil Walker, the group’s managing director of online betting in the UK and Ireland, while chief executive of European operations for the Paddy Power and Betfair brands Dan Taylor will represent Flutter Entertainment.The hearing will also be attended by John Coates, the joint chief executive of bet365, as well as Sky Betting and Gaming’s CEO Ian Proctor and Phil Cronin, the CEO of Tombola.Underlining GVC’s commitment to safer gambling, a GVC issued the following statement: “Mr Alexander had planned to attend the hearing but due to business commitments, is now unfortunately unable to do so. At this stage, we do not have an executive available to stand in.“With its ‘Changing for the Bettor’ strategy, GVC has made huge advances in the area of safer gambling and as a business, we are committed to driving up standards, protecting vulnerable customers and reducing the harm caused by problem gambling behaviours.”GVC has already implemented measures to demonstrate its commitment to safer gambling, having declared its support for a so called whistle to whistle advertising ban in the UK, as well as calling for a total ban on broadcast advertising by operators.The APPG hearing is the sixth in a series that have taken place since the inquiry into gambling related harms began earlier this year. This overall aim of the inquiry was to “examine the full impact of online gambling, the addictive and potentially harmful nature of some of the products on offer and their effect on the vulnerable, in particular, children”. Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submitlast_img read more

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CAF Awards 2015: Dortmund calm anxious fans who think Aubameyang is leaving BVB

first_imgHe did not turn up at training on Tuesday and the rumour mill simply went nuts. But Borussia Dortmund have quickly moved to kill all speculation that prized asset, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is leaving the club. Their explanation was as simple as it was sensible, actually.Dortmund said the Gabonese was en route to Abuja for the Glo CAF Awards ceremony that will reward the best African Footballer of the Year 2015 on Thursday.But by turning off one rumour, Borussia Dortmund has just fed another.Aubameyang was conspicuously missing from training as the team resumed following a holiday break. The wildest rumours ensued, with some media announcing his imminent departure.On Wednesday, the BVB therefore held to calm things down, justifying the absence of his regular scorer. “Working closely with the club, he flew to the election of the best African player of the year (in Abuja, Nigeria, ed) which will take place tomorrow evening”, say the Yellow and Black on their Twitter account. “Fingers crossed! Auba Then of course will be repatriated directly to the training camp in Dubai,” where Borussia makes its recovery.The explanation advanced by the German club might not be to the liking of CAF. In announcing that the Panther is present in Abuja, Borussia seems to have spilled the beans since usually only the winner of the title of best African player of the year attends the ceremony.But that assertion may not be accurate because Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew are both expected to be in Nigeria. In fact the German championship is only restarting late in January, while Yaya Touré (Manchester City) and André Ayew (Swansea), the two rivals of Auba, will be engaged in the FA Cup this weekend.You can be sure the speculation will not go away.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more