Music fans have began their descent on Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD for the annual Hot August Music Festival. Today, for one day only, the festival will host performances from an awesome lineup of musicians that includes Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Revivalists, Cabinet, Samantha Fish, LITZ, and Eastman String Band.As jams will be playing all day, taper and regular L4LM contributor Will Urquhart will be on the scene providing an approved live audio stream throughout the celebration. With two stages running all day, there won’t be any shortage of music! Check out the live stream embedded here, and you can see the full schedule below.Urquwill is on MixlrHot August Music Festival Schedule11:30 AM – 12:30 PM LITZ12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EASTMAN STRING BAND1:00 PM – 2:30 PM THE REVIVALISTS2:00 PM – 3:30 PM SAMANTHA FISH3:00 PM – 4:30 PM LEFTOVER SALMON4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CABINET5:30 PM – 7:00 PM JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD6:30 PM – 8:00 PM RAILROAD EARTH8:00 PM – 10:00 PM THIEVERY CORPORATION
Construction of intersection improvements and signalization at Highway 97 and Simpson Trail in Fort Nelson is scheduled to begin in mid-June. The $1.86 million contract is to be shared between the B.C. government and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipalities.With the opening of the new recreation centre in Fort Nelson, traffic volumes have increased at the Simpson Trail intersection.“The new traffic lights, turning lanes and traffic islands will increase safety and mobility for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles accessing both the new facilities to the north and the park to the south,” Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said.- Advertisement -This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year transportation plan to improve the province’s transportation network.Work will be done by IDL Projects Inc. of Prince George and is expected to be completed in late September.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program recently awarded $500 grants to 10 local YAP groups and one Collegiate Farm Bureau group. Courtesy of Farm Credit Mid-America, the grants fund YAP-focused educational programming or events, aimed at members ages 18-35.The recipients and their programming are:Ashland/Wayne Counties YAPFunds will support YAP’s third annual Ag Toy Drive in November. Toy donations over the past two years have resulted in more than $3,000 worth of toys being donated to Toys for Tots. Ashtabula County Farm BureauThe Ashtabula County Farm Bureau will partner with Farm Credit Mid-America and other local organizations to host a Developing Young Ag Professionals seminar for FFA, 4-H and Farm Bureau youth in which they will learn public speaking skills, interview tips and resume building. Clinton County YAPA “Sign, Sip and Paint” event is planned for YAP members and those interested in becoming a member. Participants will paint an agriculture-based picture while enjoying refreshments and camaraderie. Darke County YAPPlans are to create a “YAP Blastoff” event that will take place throughout the year and be focused on agriculture education and awareness. A goal is to create social networks that help YAP members improve their farming operations. Fulton, Henry, Defiance and Williams Counties YAPA “Young Farmer Resources” event will feature an evening of dinner, networking and learning about local resources available to young farmers. Topics include business planning, land access and starting a freezer meat operation. Gallia County Farm BureauThe Gallia County Farm Bureau board of trustees plans to start a local Young Farmers Community Council that will meet throughout the year and allow young farmers to talk about the physical, financial and policy struggles they are facing in agriculture today. Geauga and Lake County Farm BureausAn Ag Career Day will be held at Lake Metroparks Farmpark with industry experts describing the wide variety of jobs available in the agricultural industry. Montgomery County YAPAn “Equipment, Farm and Livestock Safety” event will be held during the county fair with various stations that have hands-on learning about farm safety. Ohio State University Collegiate Farm BureauCollegiate Farm Bureau will partner with student clubs on an event that welcomes new students to Ohio State University and informs them on how to become involved with Collegiate Farm Bureau. Trumbull County Farm BureauAn educational series will teach residents about the life cycle of food and feature visits to working farms, meat processors, grocery stores, sale barns and an orchard. Warren County YAPWarren County YAP plans to do a financial literacy series with programs on credit, loans, financial security and debt. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals are singles and married couples ages 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To learn more visit experienceyap.com.
Leading passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki India has launched a new version of its hatchback Ritz in the diesel variant, priced between Rs 5.31 lakh and Rs 6.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Through a statement, vice-president (marketing) Manohar Bhat said, “It is heartening to see a fairly young brand crossing 2,00,000 sales mark in just 37 months. This reflects the huge customer acceptability of the Ritz. Numerous changes being introduced now will make the Ritz brand more vibrant.”The new Ritz has come with 52 changes, such as new front design and dual tone interiors, multi-information display on the instrument panel, electrically adjustable rear-view mirrors and body side-moulding.”A pleasant delight is the 10 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency from 21.1 km per litre to 23.2 km per litre for the Ritz diesel, which has been achieved with numerous initiatives by the company’s engineers,” the company said.The car is powered by a 1,248 cc DDiS diesel engine. The car crossed one lakh sales figure in a span of 17 months of its launch.Ritz, which has already sold over 2,00,000 units in a span of just three years, will now sport three new colours, granite grey, mystique red, and breeze blue.Price list for all the variants is as follows: (Ex Showroom Delhi)New Ritz LDi: Rs 5.31 lakhNew Ritz VDi: Rs 5.64 lakhNew Ritz VDi with ABS: Rs 5.82 lakhNew Ritz ZDi: Rs 6.23 lakhWith Agency inputs
Mr. Speaker,I want to express my gratitude to the electors on North West Manchester for their confidence and commitment.I want to also thank former Member of Parliament Dean Peart and all who those who have toiled hard and long in the vineyard to the service of our Jamaican people.I would like to thank the Prime Minister for the guidance she has given to me since I have entered the field of representative politics. I also wish to express my appreciation of support of my Parliamentary colleagues.And you, Mr. Speaker, for the guidance you have given to me as we both hail from the happiest parish in Jamaica.I would like to acknowledge the love and support of my family.Words cannot express the feeling one gets serving in the Parliament with one’s relative, more so, serving at the same time with one’s father, I want to thank my father for his guidance and love in making me the man I am today.My job would be harder if I did not have an able team around me, my four counselors, Deputy Mayor Ervin Facey, Faith Sampson, McCauther Collins and Firbourne Maxwell, the Constituency Executive and my assistant Jackie.Serving as a Member of Parliament is not a right but a privilege. We have come a far away as a people, but we have a lot further to go.It has been a privilege to serve the constituency of Manchester North West, which spans from Troy in the North to Pepper in the South.Farming is our main source of employment, and I would like to thank Minister Roger Clarke and the team at RADA for the guidance and technical assistance that they have given to our farmers.My first year as Member of Parliament, I can say it has been one that has deepened my understanding more about our people in rural Jamaica.I have found that they are no different than our neighbors uptown, or in urban areas, they have the same dedication and love for their country.Most of all, Mr. Speaker, they are seeking the same opportunities to uplift themselves as Jamaicans.Mr. Speaker, the more I serve, is the more I learn, which should make me a better representative of our people and country. I am happy to see that the Prime Minister will be seriously focusing in the area of rural development, as a priority at this time…READ MOREDownload Contribution to 2013 Sectoral Debate: Mikael Phillips, MP
APTN National NewsThere was a mixture of emotions in Calgary as the cast and crew gathered for a performance of the play “Making Treaty 7.”The theatre production is going ahead despite the deaths of two key players who died in a car crash earlier this year.APTN’s Chris Stewart [email protected]