DelFest Announces Initial Lineup for 2020

first_imgDelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family now in its 13th year, in partnership with High Sierra Music, announced an initial star-studded lineup today. Once again, DelFest Academy will serve as a prelude to the festival, taking place May 17-20 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, with registration also opening on Dec. 3rd. The Academy is a 4-day instrument-specific deep dive led by The Travelin’ McCourys and other star players, and students of all ages and skill levels, from children to adults, are welcome.   On May 21-24, 2020—Memorial Day Weekend—DelFest will stay true to their original mission statement with musical performances from The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Mandolin Orange, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Hull, and emcee, Joe Craven with many more to be announced.   The city of Cumberland is also a great host, offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown and great amenities including biking, a steam train engine and museum, and top-notch dining.  In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, intimate appearances, both at unique “playshops”—informal workshops where the emphasis will be on performance rather than instruction—and in late-night indoor performances and picking sessions. Stay tuned for more artists and ticket information to be announced in the coming weeks. Relive the magic from DelFest 2019 with Osiris’ Brokedown Podcast who was on-site recording exclusive interviews with last year’s artists. Personally chosen by Del McCoury, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD serves as the perfect location for DelFest–nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, the Fairgrounds are convenient to four major airports and easily reached by rail or road. center_img Please visit DelFest.com for more information or to purchase discounted Advance 4-Day passes.   About DelFest: Held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in beautiful Cumberland, MD, DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent. Fans are encouraged to take advantage of discounted Advance 4-Day passes which are available now at DelFest.com. All other passes including DELuxe VIP packages, on-site RV passes with and without hookups, and parking will go on-sale Dec. 3rd at 12p EST. Produced in association with High Sierra Music, the 13th Annual DelFest will again offer a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch. last_img read more

Conserve and boil water advisory for Town of Chenango

first_imgThe Town says the advisory applies to Upper Front St. beginning from Forest Hills Blvd. to the Chenango Town Hall, located at 1529 NY-12. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — All businesses and residences in the Town of Chenango are under a conserve and boil water advisory. Use bottled water certified for sale in New York State. Officials say the Boil Water Advisory is still in effect until further notice, regardless of when pressure returns. What you should do now: The Town of Chenango has ordered a conserve and boil water advisory until further notice due to a water main break in the area of the Northgate plaza. The crews are testing at least two consecutive rounds of water samples taken 24 hours apart. Use the boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice or baby formula, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice. Public Works crews are on site working to fix the problem and water pressure is being restored throughout the evening, estimated by the Town of Chenango to be finished by midnight tonight. Officials say the water system at the Northgate Plaza lost pressure due to a main line break on Saturday. 5:00 P.M. UPDATE ———————————— A public notice will be issued when the samples determine the water is safe to drink. Officials say it is possible the advisory will continue until Monday or Tuesday. Healthy individuals may bathe and shave in tap water, but be careful not to cut yourself while shaving, or ingest the water. The advisory also includes all side streets and Route 12A to IRR/Northrup Supply. Bring tap water to a boil and boil for one minute, cool before using. The Town says updates will be provided when possible.last_img read more

Sanja Cikopan Korotaj, Pula Tourist Board: By the end of the year, we anticipate 2 million overnight stays

first_imgPula is July 30th. In 2017, it recorded its first millionth overnight stay, which is ten days earlier than last year, or 28 days earlier than in 2012.So it is in Pula until 31.07. 212.932 tourist arrivals were recorded, which is 24% more than last year, and 1.024.381 overnight stays with an increase of 25%, while in the first six months of this year in Pula there were as many as 30% more arrivals and 35% more overnight stays compared to same period last year. Year after year, Pula breaks the records of overnight stays and attendance and becomes an increasingly important place on the tourist map of the world. As a city with over a thousand events a year, Pula is aware that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but just quality, diverse and authentic content. And the content is more and more from year to year, from various events, concerts, and a lot is invested in the development of new tourist products.The successful positioning of Pula, not only as a holiday destination, but also contributes to the excellent numbers City break destinations, believes Cinkopan Korotaj and adds that Pula was a candidate for the Most Successful City break destination. “The fact that a million overnight stays this year were recorded 10 days earlier than last year, with the fact that we had a record 1,8 million overnight stays last year, is optimistic. For one Pula that has been a strong industrial and military center for years, these are remarkable numbers. Pula continues to develop not only as a holiday destination but also as a City break destination and has applied for the most successful City break destination. An increasing number of events throughout the year, an increasing offer of various cultural and entertainment facilities as well as a growing number of accommodation facilities in the city center and other offers support this candidacy.”Points out Cinkopan Korota.The new Pula mega-rotor has become a water-light installation and a new attractionThe fact that Pula is connected to a large number of European cities by the airport, which is connected to a large number of European cities, also contributes to the great tourist results. Thus, in June, Pula Airport recorded 94.603 passengers (arriving and departing) and 1.418 air operations, which represents a growth of 40 percent. After three extremely successful airlines connecting London with Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split, British Airways has launched the fourth direct flight connecting Pula with Heathrow Airport in London. As of this season, Pula is so connected with the entire big European quartet, which, in addition to London Heathrow, also includes Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.In 2016, Pula recorded a record 1,8 million overnight stays, and 2 million overnight stays are expected by the end of the year. As the director of the Pula Tourist Board, Sanja Cinkopan Korotaj, pointed out, Germans are on the rise this season by as much as 47% more overnight stays, and Austrians, Slovenes, Italians and Britons are also recording a large increase compared to last year.Excellent tourist results in the first seven months are expected in the off-season, when it is planned to organize various sports and festival events. “In Pula, we are more than satisfied with the numbers so far, but we also have a great post-season ahead of us. We start at the end of August and the beginning of September with the festivals Dimension and Outlook, Croatia bike week, and we continue with the sporting event Ironman 8 9. and the first and largest in Croatia festival of light Visualia 70.3.-17.9. As part of Visualia, there will also be a 21 km night race Pula X-ica. All of the above, but also many other smaller sports, recreational and cultural-entertaining events, lead to a good post-season in Pula. ” concluded Cinkopan Korotaj.last_img read more

Ploče, Pojezerje and Vrgorac signed an agreement: Polje Jezero as a micro-cycling tourist destination

first_imgLandscape and climatological features of this locality Polje Jezero are especially suitable for the development of trekking or gravel cycling. The area is extremely favorable as a destination for the so-called. agency cycling tourism or as one of the destinations of cyclists from other nearby destinations (Makarska Riviera, Dalmatian hinterland and the Neretva Valley). The agreement between the City of Vrgorac, the City of Ploče and the Municipality of Pojezerje o launched a joint project to develop the locality of Vrgorsko polje (Polje Jezero) into a sustainable micro-cycling destination called Polje Jezero. The project will result in designing, tracing and marking trekking (gravel) cycling routes on existing local roads and unclassified macadam roads in Vrgorsko polje, and branding the Polje Jezero cycling offer and creating a marketing and promotion plan, as well as developing services and accompanying offers for cyclot. Tourist valorization of this valuable agricultural area is possible only through sustainable forms of tourism, and cycling is one of the most sustainable segments of the tourism industry because cyclists are looking for preserved areas and authentic local cultures such as Polje Jezero, whose development is particularly suitable for creating added value to rural areas. .center_img Source: Facebook City of PločePhoto: Pixabay Due to the fact that cyclists use the local trade and catering offer to a greater extent than other tourists, often travel in groups or whole families, and cultural and natural attractions and thematic events are important to them, this joint project of three neighboring local governments only is a logical reflex to the requirements and needs of tourist branding of this area.last_img read more

Which southeast Queensland suburbs can low income earners afford to rent in?

first_imgRental stress is on the rise, according to new research. Picture: AAP/Mick TsikasFORGET mortgage stress, rental stress is now the biggest concern in Queensland, with nearly 13 per cent of households spending 30 per cent or more of their income on rent.Low income earners in the city are the hardest hit, with new data showing there is only one suburb in southeast Queensland where a single person earning the minimum wage could afford to rent a unit without going into rental stress.An analysis of median rent prices for units across Australia by realestate.com.au shows that most lower-income earners are experiencing rent stress, with prices far higher than the minimum wage.Rental stress is defined as when someone spends more than 30 per cent of their income on rent.This analysis compares the minimum wage with median rent prices from realestate.com.au/rent for the 12 months to May 31, 2017.Only four suburbs in all of greater Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart had median rental prices for units that equalled less than 30 per cent of the minimum wage after tax.In Kooralbyn, 70km from Brisbane, the weekly median rental price for a unit is $180 a week, which means a low-income earner would spend 28.6 per cent of their income on rent.This unit in Kooralbyn is available for rent. Picture: realestate.com.auThe next most affordable place to rent in southeast Queensland for one person on the minimum wage is Laidley, 83km west of Brisbane, according to realestate.com.au, with the median weekly rent coming in at $215.Even then, 34 per cent of income is required to be paid to the landlord.Bayside babe blasts to $1m saleBeachside pad sells for top dollarWould you pay $1m for this?This unit at 3/387 Webster Rd, Stafford Heights, is available for rent. Picture: realestate.com.auIn the north Brisbane suburb of Stafford Heights, renters are paying $228 a week in rent on average, which means a low-income earner would spend 36 per cent of their income on rent.This unit at 36/5 Judith St, Flinders View, is available for rent for $240/week. Picture: realestate.com.auFlinders View in Ipswich and Park Ridge in Logan are the next most affordable, with low-income earner’s spending 38 per cent of their income on rent in these areas.Andrew Rechtman, executive general manager residential at realestate.com.au, said he expected Sydney and Melbourne to be largely unaffordable for low-income renters, but didn’t expect rental rates in other capital cities to be as prohibitive.“That’s what shocked us I think,” Mr Rechtman said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“Clearly, affordability is beyond reach for lots of people renting even in the outer suburbs of Brisbane.”This unit at 6/77 Pine Mountain Rd, North Ipswich, is available for rent. Picture: realestate.com.auDouble minimum wage households fare better, according to realestate.com.au, with dual minimum wage earners in Brisbane able to afford the weekly median rent price for a unit in 142 suburbs.“If you put two minimum wage earners together, you get more bang for your buck,” Mr Rechtman said.“It doesn’t hurt to live with someone to share expenses.”This month, the minimum wage in Australia rose to $18.29 an hour, which equates to $694.90 a week, but welfare groups say that increase won’t make up for the rent rises seen in most cities over the past five years.According to Anglicare, just 12 per cent of properties in Brisbane are affordable for a couple both on the minimum wage with two children under 10.That’s a low number compared to Adelaide, where 41 per cent of properties are affordable.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThe 2016 Census found Queensland had seen a significant shift towards renting, with 34.2 per cent of us now paying a landlord, up from 33.2 per cent in 2011, and higher than the national average of nearly 31 per cent.The median weekly rent in Queensland has risen to $330 from $300 five years ago.As a result, more Queenslanders are under rental stress, with 12.8 per cent of households requiring 30 per cent or more of their income to pay the rent.That’s up from 11.9 per cent in 2011 and greater than the national average of 11.5 per cent.This apartment at 611/6 Land St, Toowong, is available for lease for $425/week. Picture: Space Property Agents.Space Property Agents executive leasing new business manager Jennifer Grainger agrees renting in Brisbane is expensive.“Rents are lower in Brisbane than in Sydney and Melbourne but our cost of living is still very high and wages aren’t as high so a lot of rental prices are still very high in Brisbane,” she said.Ms Grainger said tenants were increasingly looking around for a better deal, but she warned of the hidden costs that can be involved in moving.This apartment at 611/6 Land St, Toowong, is available for lease for $425/week. Picture: Space Property Agents.She said landlords were going to great lengths to attract and retain tenants, such as making improvements to their properties, getting professional photographs taken and offering incentives.Space Property Agents is currently advertising an apartment for rent in the Landmark building in Toowong for $425 a week, with the landlord offering one week rent-free and 30 days free internet.Follow Liz Tilley on Twitter @liztilley84Rental affordability in southeast Queensland on one minimum wage. Source: realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Owners pick up investor slack

first_imgABS analysis shows owner occupiers are picking up investor slack when it comes to finance. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty ImagesHomeowner finance is on the rise according to the latest release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).According to ABS Lending Finance analysis for July 2017, the total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.7 per cent in trend terms and 0.9 per cent seasonally adjusted.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoIn comparison, investors saw a one per cent drop in their trend number, and a 3.9 per cent fall on the seasonally adjusted result.In trend terms, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings rose two per cent — the same results as for the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings.The number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings rose just 0.3 per cent in trend term, but remained dominant at type, comprising 83 per cent of total commitments.CommSec chief economist, Craig James, said the ABS results show construction still has a way to run.“Budding owners of new homes remain active – loans to buy blocks of land hit $7.6 billion over the year to July, up 21 per cent on a year ago.“The home building boom has legs,” he said.last_img read more

Equities drag Switzerland’s Publica to 3.2% loss in 2018

first_imgSwitzerland’s largest pension investor made a net loss of 3.2% across the CHF37.6bn (€33bn) of total consolidated assets it managed for 20 pension plans last year, it announced yesterday.Without currency hedging, the result would have been 10bp higher (-3.1%), said Publica, which manages the retirement savings of federal employees.Publica runs money for 13 open pension plans and seven closed plans. The CHF34.3bn run for open pension plans lost an average 3.5% in 2018, while the seven closed plans’ invested assets lost an average 0.2%.The 0.2% loss for the closed pension plans was above the performance of the Pictet Swiss pension fund indices, while the result for the open pension plans was slightly below that of Pictet’s comparable indices, it said. The main reason for the negative performance in the open plans, Publica said, was its strategic decision to broadly diversify its portfolio and – among other things – to invest 16% in emerging market equities and bonds. Emerging market equities fell by 13%.The indices calculated by Pictet for Swiss pension fund portfolios have a small strategic allocation to emerging markets, so they were less affected by the downturn.Most major asset classes detracted from Publica’s overall performance last year, especially its equities allocation. Emerging markets weakened overall performance by just under 1.5%, while investment in industrialised countries weakened performance by roughly 2.1%.However, the strategic decision to invest in private infrastructure debt paid off, as these assets returned 2.1% in 2018, Publica said.The best performing asset classes were domestic and international real estate, which returned 6.7% and 4%, respectively. Together they added just under 0.5% to the portfolio.Publica’s annual average return was 2.9% over the period from 2000 to 2018, exceeding the average return of the fund’s benchmark by 20 basis points per year.The funding ratio for the open plans was estimated at around 100% as at the end of 2018, and at 107% for the closed plans.The results reported by Publica are unaudited, with exact figures due to be published alongside its 2018 annual report in the spring.The pension fund is rolling out a revised investment strategy that it decided on last year. This includes increasing its allocation to private markets, including real estate debt, and cutting its government and corporate bond allocations.last_img read more

World Dream Delivered to Genting Hong Kong

first_imgGerman shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over the new cruise vessel World Dream to the Asian shipping company Dream Cruises, a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong. The new ship can accommodate 3,376 passengers and is 335 meters long, 39.7 meters wide and can reach a speed of more than 23 knots. This cruise ship also carries a small deep-sea submarine that can take guests down to a depth of up to 200 metres. In addition, World Dream has been designed and built according to the latest safety regulations, Meyer Werft said.“This is the 44th cruise ship we delivered. Our team made a great job. I am proud and thankful for their contribution,” said Tim Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft.The new cruise ship has been designed for the rapidly growing Asian cruise market.After being handed over to the cruise company in Bremerhaven, World Dream will set sail to Asia where it will offer cruises for two, five and seven nights. Sailing from Hong Kong, it will cruise through regions in Vietnam and China.Once it arrives in Asia in November of this year, the ship will replace its sister ship Genting Dream in the Pearl Delta and Genting Dream will be homeported in Singapore.Delivered to the company from German shipbuilder Meyer Werft on October 12, 2016, the Genting Dream can accommodate 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew.Earlier this month Genting Hong Kong announced delisting from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST).The company said that the move is in line with its strategic focus on its cruise ship business in Asia, in particular, North-Asia, as the company continues to undertake initiatives to tap the burgeoning growth potential in the Chinese market.Image Courtesy: Meyer Werft; Video Courtesy: Dream Cruiseslast_img read more

East Central Swimming State-Day 1

first_imgEast Central Swim Team had a strong start to the 2014 Age Group State meet.Jackson Ketcham- 5th boys 11-12 100 freestyle, 8th boys 11-12 400 freestyle;Jacob Weber-12th 13-14 200 butterfly; Alexis deLong-14th girls 13-14 100 freestyle; Ray Krider-17th Boys 10 and under 50 butterfly; Nick Weber-23rd Boys 10 and under 100 freestyle, 34th 10 and under boys 50 butterfly; Kyler Daulton- 25th boys 10 and under 50 breaststroke; and Alex Ketcham-28th 13-14 boys 100 breaststroke.ECST currently sits in 34th place with 33 points witb two days remaining.Submitted by EC Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Anelka reveals why he rejected chance to join Liverpool

first_imgFormer French striker, Nicholas Anelka, has revealed his decision not to sign for Liverpool permanently. Anelka impressed fans when arriving on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in December 2001, scoring five goals in 22 games for the rest of that season. But the Frenchman did not stay, despite many fans assuming he would sign permanently in the summer. Explaining the decision, Anelka told the Liverpool Echo: “This is my biggest regret as well [not signing permanently] because I knew it was the perfect match. Everything was perfect! I loved everything about the club. “I had an amazing relationship with the fans. I loved them and I think it was reciprocal. “Looking back, I am proud to have worn the jersey of this legendary club and to have known this stadium and these amazing fans.” He laid the blame on the foot of then manager Gerard Houllier, saying: “It’s simple: it didn’t happen because Gerard Houllier wanted to pay a lower salary. It’s acceptable but you have to say it.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Things Women Found Really Attractive In The 60’sMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universecenter_img “I wanted to sign from the first minute. Of course a permanent move was discussed from the first day I joined the club. “If you look at the first time they introduced me in the press conference, I said if I could sign now, I would but Gerard Houllier wanted a loan because he was not sure. “In the middle of March, we were in negotiations to sign. PSG shareholder Alain Cayzac said to me Gerard told him that Liverpool would sign me. “Later on Gerard told me face to face he’d sign me permanently. read also:Anelka names Wenger, Allardyce as best managers “In the middle of April we reached an agreement about the salary, which had stalled things a little, but I was expecting to sign my contract when the league was over but there was no news from PSG and no news from Liverpool. “I heard on the news that Gerard Houllier was after another player so that’s how I knew they were not going to sign me!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more