10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Miami Beach Pop Festival

first_imgThe inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival is gearing up for a three-day experience featuring music, food, and the vibrant setting and culture of the world-famous Miami Beach on November 8th-10th.Held on the sands of South Beach adjacent to the beachfront Lummus Park and the iconic Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Pop will feature a diverse lineup of world-wide artists spanning the genres of rock, Latin, R&B, dance, soul, country, reggae, jam and more across three stages—what’s not to love? But if you need a little more convincing, here are the top 10 reasons why you should go to Miami Beach Pop Festival.1) It’s located on Miami Beach.Known as one of the most iconic beaches in the world, Miami Beach Pop Festival rests on the warm, golden sands of Miami Beach, one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Music + culture + beach hangs = an unforgettable festival experience.[Photo: Luis Gomez]2) Its music lineup features “Once-in-a-Lifetime Sh*t.”The inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival lineup features a number of unique performances throughout during its three days. The festival’s Sol Jam will feature legendary artist and producer Nile Rogers and other special guests for a one-time-only set that’s not to be missed. Stephen Marley, son of iconic reggae artist Bob Marley, will also welcome a number of special guests when he pays tribute to his father’s music and legacy at Miami Beach Pop. In case that’s not enough to entice you, Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) will perform with the Frost School of Music American Music Ensemble for an orchestral performance to not miss!3) The diversity of its lineup reflects the character of the city.You won’t find every genre of music represented at many festivals, but that’s what makes Miami Beach Pop unique. This year, attendees can look forward to sets by Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee, and Kygo, along with performances by The Raconteurs, Juanes, Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, The Roots, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Jessie Reyez, Bomba Estereo, Quinn XCII, Natti Natasha, Gryffin, Brytiago, Margo Price, Chelsea Cutler, Kim Petras, Two Feet, Lali, Magic City Hippies, Monsieur Perine, DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire), Rauw Alejandro, Ashe, Magic Giant, Roosevelt Collier, Reignwolf, Cimafunk, The Hip Abduction, Zander, Steven A Clark, Spam Allstars, Richie Hell, Afrobeta, the Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble, and more.Taking place in the heart of Miami Beach, the festival plans to unite the South Florida community through partnerships with businesses, schools, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations.“Miami Beach Pop is a celebration of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world,” shares festival co-founder Paul Peck. “This unmatched, vibrant culture and iconic beach provide a rare combination of natural beauty and city excitement. The core purpose that drives the vision for this festival has been to celebrate the unity of human connection. We are honored to include artists such as Chance the Rapper and Jack Johnson, who are two of the most socially-conscious and inspiring figures in the contemporary cultural landscape.”4) You can party all day and into the night.Along with dozens of sets to dance to throughout the day, attendees will have time no time to waste as the music transitions into the night time. Miami Beach Pop attendees will have the ultimate beach party all day under the golden Miami sun and then bust out their best dance moons under the stars.5) Its food offerings are out of this world.Staying fueled throughout a festival is key, and Miami Beach Pop Festival has your culinary cravings covered. James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz will curate the culinary lineup for the three-day event. In a nod to the city’s cross-cultural palate, Schwartz will showcase both the finer side of dining and some of Miami’s hidden culinary gems, bringing in a selection of culinary partners from throughout the culinary scene of Miami through different pop-up restaurants, brands, and chefs. His own Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink has become a staple by locals and visitors alike since 2007 and will collaborate with Miami Beach Pop Festival to bring iconic dishes that represent the city’s delicious and diverse food scene. ¡Salud!“Michael is a legendary chef in the Miami culinary world and far beyond. He is known for his commitment to great, local ingredients and his deep love for a diversity of cuisines. Miami Beach Pop will host a food festival within a music festival. Just as we celebrate superstar artists, we are excited to showcase the same level of quality in curating this food lineup, and nobody knows the flavors of Miami better than Michael. The event is about connection and we can connect with other cultures through delicious food and flavors,” Peck said.6) You get to enjoy beach weather in November.Want to get away from November’s wet, cold weather? Escape to the Miami sun and warm your bones on the beach while dancing to dozens of sets by some of the world’s best musical performers. It’s the perfect little getaway we’ve all been dreaming about.7) It celebrates diversity and our connections as people of the world.Miami Beach Pop Festival is a celebration of diversity and connection. With the intention to create the most culturally diverse festival the world has ever seen, Miami Beach Pop Festival hopes to inspire and unite humans to connect to one another and the planet while dancing on the sand under the sun and stars. Language barriers do not separate us when we’re in the groove—all dance to the same rhythms and share the same spirit.“We all love the basic pleasures of life — a beautiful, natural environment like our home in South Beach, the experiences of our feet in the sand, and sharing moments of joy and inspiration. Dancing with other people surrounded by nature is a classic human ritual and a true celebration of connection. We hope attendees embrace the experience to connect through fresh air, music, food, and a beautiful sunny day and late night dance parties together under the stars. We are all connected to the planet and are drawn to the power of the ocean. Miami Beach Pop is a celebration our universal connection,” Peck remarks.8) You can stay in an iconic Miami art deco hotel.Miami Beach Pop attendees can indulge in a vacation or staycation with an immersive experience at one of the historic art deco hotels that line Ocean Drive, just steps away from the festival grounds. Stay and party in Miami’s tropical paradise and unwind at these world-class establishments. The festival offers several hotel packages, including lodging and event tickets right on their website.[Photo: Luis Gomez]9) It encourages education and sustainability in South Florida’s fragile ecosystem.South Florida is one of the most fragile, ecologically sensitive, and environmentally significant regions in the world. Miami Beach Pop Festival is committed to working collaboratively with the City of Miami Beach to offer a range of programs and eco-conscious practices through EcOasis to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle and care for different aspects of the environment.Aiming to eliminate single-use plastic, the festival will sell only canned water that attendees can then recycle and reduce plastic water-bottle use and caps on the grounds. The festival will also provide a reusable cup rental program by r.Cup and feature free water refill stations. Being a member of the BYOBottle campaign, an initiative led by headliner Jack Johnson, the festival encourages attendees and artists alike to bring reusable water bottles to completely eliminate plastic waste.Additionally, all food, beverage, and merchandise vendors at the festival will be held accountable by organizers to provide only recyclable or biodegradable utensils and related items to its customers. Miami Beach Pop festival is currently in a volunteer partnership with Clean Vibes to activate cleanup efforts on the beach before, during, and after the festival to leave no trace.If that weren’t enough, Miami Beach Pop festival will donate $1 of every ticket sold to local non-profit organizations that focus on sustainability education and change.“Miami Beach Pop is a celebration of life. The festival takes place on the sands of the beach. It’s in a big way about basking in the power of the ocean, which of course is the source of life on the planet,” Peck said. “We are committed to being pioneers in sustainable event practices are a pillar of this festival not only how the festival is run and backstage, but also other fun and interactive ways though onsite experiences.”10) It lets you turn your holiday weekend into a festival vacation.Miami Beach Pop Festival will take place over Veteran’s Day Weekend, which means many people will have an extra day off on Monday. You can use that day for travel, or to relax and unwind after the fest. Either way, the holiday weekend aspect makes it that much easier for you to plan your trip to Miami Beach as a three-day weekend getaway.As co-founding partner and CEO Steve Sybesma explains, “This is truly a festival like no other. You can make this your festival vacation – or staycation – in America’s tropical paradise. The beautiful art deco area hotels will be filled with like-minded music fans and festival-goers, who can rediscover Ocean Drive, enjoy a morning swim in the ocean, dine at the many world-class restaurants in Miami Beach, and walk in and out of the festival, just a few steps away.”3-Day General Admission and 3-Day VIP tickets are currently onsale exclusively on the Miami Beach Pop Festival website. Below, you can enter to win two, three-day passes to Miami Beach Pop Festival.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ

first_img Jun 11, 2020 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 28, CMC – Barbados has expressed its disappointment that only four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have joined the appellate jurisdiction of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court.Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who attended the 29th CARICOM Inter-Sessional summit that ended here on Tuesday, said that it is unacceptable that, to date, only four Member States have joined the Court.“We contend that it is a disgrace that after the Caribbean Court of Justice has been in existence for so long, that only four countries have signed on to that court in its appellate jurisdiction.“I do not buy the argument that there is a division of opinion in the countries that have not signed on to the Court in its appellate jurisdiction, because the biggest decision that CARICOM countries have had to make has been on Independence,” Stuart said.Via CMCWhile most of the CARICOM countries are signatories to the Original Jurisdiction of the CCJ that also functions as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration movement, only Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana have signed on to the Appellate Jurisdiction.Stuart said that if “we’ve all decided that we want to be independent and we were able to unite the population on those issues, I cannot see why on matters relating to how our disputes are handled and how our grievances are addressed that we still believe that the former colonial master is better than people here in the Caribbean.”Prime Minister Stuart said that Barbados is of the view that, “you can’t have one foot in and one foot out” in terms of the jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice.He expressed optimism that the matter would be addressed at the next CARICOM summit to be held in Jamaica in July and that more definitive answers would be taken on what steps Members States proposed to take to correct the situation.Meanwhile, the regional leaders, have adopted a tourism marketing plan that is designed to place regional countries on an upward trajectory.Prime Minister Stuart said the initiative was important since there were predictions that the upcoming hurricane season was forecast to be just as active as last year’s.“And, if that forecast holds true and there are any casualties in terms of CARICOM members [states], we have to be ready to spring into action to indicate that even though we may have had reverses in terms of a natural disaster, the Caribbean is still open for business,” he stated.Against the background of diminishing market share, Stuart noted that Barbados agreed in principle to the new tourism marketing initiative.The plan was presented by the Bahamas government,  which has lead responsibility for tourism in the CARICOM quasi-cabinet. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… CDB hails Arthur as Steadfast, Passionate Defender of… CCJ Takes Lead in Assisting Justice Sector To Adjust to… Mar 18, 2020 Opinion: Caribbean Court of Justice VS the Privy Council(Kaieteur News Editorial,12 July, 2018) The recent ruling against presidential term limits in Guyana by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is revealing. The CCJ is the final court of appeal, replacing the Privy Council. Guyana is not the only country to be proud of the CCJ. Other CARICOM nations…July 12, 2018In “CARICOM”Referendum Day in Antigua/Barbuda and GrenadaThe people of Antigua/Barbuda and Grenada are voting today on whether or not to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice as their final court. In both cases, a two-thirds majority of the total number of ballots cast is required to make the switch to the…November 6, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda says it is moving towards joining the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), as the island’s final court. Cabinet has accepted a recommendation from Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Steadroy Benjamin, on the issue. The CCJ was established in 2001…August 5, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp COVID-19: CCJ takes safety measures CCJ Upholds COTED Decision on Cement Tariff Increase Jul 29, 2020 May 11, 2020last_img read more

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Hydrogenics in $4m Chinese fuel cell deal

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To fix COVID response, someone must take the lead, if not the President — VP

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday that if the government wants to fix its response to the coronavirus pandemic, it needs to address the lack of system by having one person who will take the lead.Vice President Leni Robredo(FEDERICO CRUZ / MANILA BULLETIN)“Dapat si presidente ‘yung tumitimon. Pero halimbawa ayaw niya yung role na ‘yun or busy siya with other things, at least sana may isa (The President should lead it but if he doesn’t want that role or he’s busy with other things, there should be at least one who will do it),” she said in an interview Tuesday night on “Quarantined with Howie Severino.”“Kung hindi siya, at least mag-assign siya ng somebody na in his stead na puwedeng one of the Cabinet secretaries pero with the same authority (If not him, at least he can assign somebody in his stead, it could be one of the Cabinet secretaries with the same authority),” she added.The vice president has been vocal in criticizing the administration for having no clear direction in ts COVID response, with some government agencies contradicting each other in handling the crisis.Robredo laments that the government still has no cohesive plan and has not been proactive since the onset of the outbreak in March.“In the midst of the pandemic, may isa sanang nasa taas na nagsasabi na ‘lahat ng gagawin ng lahat ng agencies (I hope someone is on top who says), whether it’s a team or what, ako ‘yung kumander (I’m the commander), all hands on deck tayo. Ang aasikasuhin natin ay lahat ng COVID-19 na related na programs (What we will focus on are COVID-19 related programs),’” she said.Robredo also believes that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III should not be replaced while the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.Several sectors have called for Duque’s resignation, including some senators who have criticized him over the alleged irregularities in the DOH’s coronavirus response and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) fund scandal.Robredo said she is not seeking Duque’s resignation because the problem is the system.“Iyong problema natin (Our problem) is so much bigger than Secretary Duque. Para sa akin, iyong problema talaga ’yung national government na parang walang sistema (For me, the problem is really with the national government that has no system in place),” she said.“Iyong failure ay ‘yung sistema. Hindi lang naman si Secretary Duque, so para sa akin whether tanggalin mo si Secretary Duque, kung ganito pa rin yun sistema, problema (The failure is the system. It is not only Secretary Duque. So for me, whether you remove Secretary Duque) the problems will persist,” she added.last_img read more

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Rox Look for First Win Tonight

first_img 720p HD About Connatix V56892 The Rox lost 2-1 at Willmar Wednesday night to drop to 0-2 on the season.  The lone Rox run was a solo home run hit by Ryan Lillard.  St. Cloud managed just 3 hits on the night.  Zach Louzan threw 6 innings with 2 earned runs allowed to take the loss for the Rox.The Rox will try again for their first win again tonight at Mankato at 7:05 tonight, pregame on AM 1390-Granite City Sports at 6:35.  Evan Hughes calls the action. 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 The Rox home opener is tomorrow night against Mankato at Joe Faber Field.  Former Twin, Juan Berenguer will throw out the first pitch.center_img 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) 360plast_img read more

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HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship 2016

first_imgRegion 3Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, CorkNewcastle West Show Castlemahon, Co. Limerick17th July 2016 The points awarded for each of these ancestors will be based on the individual’s ancestor’s own performance or its progeny’s performance component of the star rating criteria, whichever is highest.For example a foal whose dam is eligible for a 4 star rating for her own showjumping performance and a 3 star rating for her progeny’s showjumping performance will be considered to be a 4 star mare out of an available 5 stars.  Her foal will receive 4 points for this dam.Where 5 pedigree points are available for an ancestor they will be awarded as follows: Trot1020 1st (Qualifies for Final)€500€500€500€500 Showjumping Section Qualifier/FinalEventing SectionQualifier/Final 10 Dam55 Overall athleticism and balance2520 Pedigree1010 21 Home  »  Breeding News  »  HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship 2016 25 July 2016, 11:06 Maximum Points Available Show Jumping ColtShow Jumping FillyEventing ColtEventing Filly Foals must also be registered in a studbook (pending DNA where this can be verified by the studbook is acceptable) that is a member of the WBFSH or Weatherbys and must be shown with their dams.Entry FormsCLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Coilog Equestrian CentreCLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Wexford Equestrian CentreCLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Galway Equestrian CentreCLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at Tubberbride StablesCLICK HERE for an Entry Form for the HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship Qualifier at The Meadows Equestrian CentreCriteria for entryFoals must be registered in a studbook that is a member of the WBFSH or Weatherbys (pending DNA where this can be verified by the studbook is acceptable) and must be shown with their dams.Foals are only permitted to enter one regional qualifier but will not be limited to competing in the region in which the owner resides.Foals must be entered in either the Showjumping Section or the Eventing Section.  They cannot compete in both sections.The dam’s passport should be available on the day for inspection.All foals must be a minimum of 6 weeks old to compete at the Final.All foals must be named in order to compete in the Final.ClassesAll classes must run on a pre-entry basis. Entries will be taken by the show/venue and will be required 2 weeks prior to the event. Canter2515 Tags: Maximum Points for:Showjumping Damline Pedigree PointsEventing Damline Pedigree Points Regional ChampionshipVenueDateClosing Date 2nd €500€500€500€500 Show Jumping ColtShow Jumping FillyEventing ColtEventing Filly 55 Final (€10,000) ENTRIES CLOSED 31.5 Where 2.5 pedigree points are available for an ancestor (i.e. the maternal great granddam) they will be awarded as follows: 2nd €250€250€250€250 Performance damline pedigree will be assessed by the studbook prior to the class.  Points for pedigree will be based on the ISH Star Rating system, for 3 generations on the dam line. All classes must be held a prominent arena at the show with a suitable surface to cope with adverse conditions and a suitable loose movement pen (20x40m) or an indoor arena which should be fenced off 20m by 40 m.Shows cannot schedule or hold other foal classes as part of the show;Entry fees should not exceed €40. 1st€1,500€1,500€1,500€1,500 Functional conformation  2025 Region 5Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, RoscommonTubberbride Stables, Co. Sligo7th August 2016 System for Evaluating Damline Pedigree CLOSING DATE 12th August 2016Entries directly to the show: [email protected] or call 086 1713601 44 Please note foals need to be kept on their lead at the venues except when being shown loose in the arena.CompetitorsFoals must be lead to and from the arena, and only turned loose when requested to do so by the judges.The judge’s decision as announced is for the qualifiers and Championship is final, the only exception is where the pedigree of the foal is not subsequently confirmed by DNA.Pedigree points allocation are based on the information provided by the owner on the completed entry form and these points allocated in the qualifier will not change retrospectively for the qualifier, but they may be updated for the final should additional information be forthcoming.Foals must be registered & microchipped for the qualifiers and must provide their passport for the final. Prize money will only be provided after pedigree confirmed by DNA and passport details are verified.Prize MoneyRegional Qualifiers (€3,000 per venue) HSI Sport Horse Foal Championship 2016 Region 2Tipperary, Wexford, Carlow, KilkennyWexford Equestrian, Tomhaggard, Co. Wexford18th August 2016CLOSING DATE 1st  August 2016Entries directly to the show: www.wexfordequestrian.ie or call 087 6613088 Walk1010 10 In addition €1,000 will be awarded to the best traditionally-bred foal and €1,000 towards prizes in kind, sashes etc.PreparationIt is important for the foals to be well prepared for the classes. To practice for the championship it is wise that the foal has been familiarised with the headcollar and leading at a young age. During the events the foals may not have lost all of their foal hairs. The judges will only examine the quality of the foal and does not pay attention to colour or coat. During the classes a foal’s health is more important than show condition coat. Completely shaving the foals is not recommended, because shaved foals are more likely to get a cold when they are outside in bad weather.These classes are not traditional show foal classes, they are for potential performance animals. Any evidence of foals having been over-fed or pushed to grow and develop unnaturally, which could be detrimental for their future bone development and general wellbeing will be penalised.EvaluationFoals will be presented to the judges accompanied by their dam. All foals must be paraded as a group at the start of each class before the individual evaluation of each foal.During the individual presentation the foal is positioned in front of the judges with a halter, in order to evaluate its posture and conformation. The mare will be kept at hand during the foals movement evaluation. The foal can then be judged freely on walk, trot and canter as indicated by the judges. When all the foals are evaluated, the judges will announce the Regional Champion and the Reserve.  The judges will describe the positive attributes of the foals to the audience and provide an assessment as to whether they think the foal is Eventer type or Showjumper type.Judging Criteria:There will be two judges for each category of Show jumping and Eventing.Foals will be judged according to the following criteria.Functional conformationWalkTrotCanterOverall athleticism and balancePedigreeThe judges will be provided with pedigee and pefomance information for each of the foals.Scoring will be judged out of 100 and will be based on the following traits: Star RatingNo Points Awarded Star RatingNo Points Awarded Region 1Wicklow, Louth, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Meath, Westmeath, DublinCoilog Equestrian Centre, Kilmeague, Co Kildare22nd August 2016CLOSING DATE 8th August 2016Entries directly to the show:[email protected] or call 045 860842 33 22 Region 4Mayo, Galway, ClareGalway Equestrian Centre, Peakroe, Athenry, Galway24th August 2016 11 CLOSING DATE 25th July 2016Entries directly to the show:  [email protected] or call 087 6712200 maternal granddam or maternal great granddam5 (maternal granddam) Or 2.5 (maternal great granddam)5 (maternal granddam)Or 2.5 (maternal great granddam) 42 Northern IrelandThe Meadows Equestrian Centre Lurgan, Co. Armagh19th  August 2016CLOSING DATE 4th August 2016Entries directly to the show: www.themec.co.uk or call 0044 28 38322417 The Championship, with a very generous prize fund of €30,000, aims to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest International level in the disciplines of show jumping or eventing.This year there will be 6 regional qualifiers with separate sections for potential showjumping foals and potential eventing foals.   Foals will be permitted to enter one regional qualifier but will not be confined to entering the qualifier in their own region.  €3,000 in prize money will be on offer at each of the qualifiers where 4 foals will be selected for the Final; the best show jumping type colt and filly, and the best eventing type colt and filly.The final will take place on the 26th August at Cavan Equestrian Centre where a pot of €10,000 will be on offer and two Champions will be named, Champion Showjumping Foal and Champion Eventing Foal. There will also be a special prize for the overall best traditionally-bred foal. The Showjumping Champion colt and filly will be offered free entry into the Cavan Elite Foal Sale taking place on the 22nd September at Cavan Equestrian Centre should their owners be interested in selling their foals. 10.5 52.5last_img read more

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