Lettuce & Main Squeeze Members, Top Chef Winner, & Neuroscientist Get Down At Cannabis-Infused Feast [Video]

first_imgWith Thanksgiving around the corner, The Dankquet might just be the newest thing that Coloradans have to be thankful for. But next time, we’ll need a bigger guest list! To stay up to date with future events from the guys at LOOPR follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out their daily Bud Crawls on their cannabis friendly party bus on LOOPR’s website. It’s no secret that living in Colorado comes with an impressively long list of benefits: you have Red Rocks in your backyard, one of the most incredible live music scenes in the country, wintertime in the mountains, and (of course) legal cannabis just about everywhere you look. With all the things that the Mile High City already has going for it, maybe it’s not too surprising that every so often, an idea jumps out that makes you pause and go “YES”. Well, it looks like the guys at LOOPR got it down pretty perfectly with “The Dankquet”—the answer to the timeless question of what would happen if you put a bunch of our favorite musicians, a Top Chef winner, a neuroscientist, and a handful of our friends together for a cannabis-infused feast? The answer, of course, is one damn incredible evening.Lettuce Announces 2018 Headlining TourLettuce Reinterprets Miles Davis In New Live Album “Witches Stew”The first ever installment of The Dankquet features L4LM favorites Adam Deitch and Erick “Jesus” Coomes from Lettuce and Corey Frye from The Main Squeeze alongside Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and some of the leading minds in the cannabis industry. As guests worked their way through a variety of infused courses like the “Lettuce Turnip The Beet” salad, escargot with arugula pesto, applewood smoked ahi, Chilean sea bass with Thai citrus dope sauce, and caramel chocolate s’mores, the group talked about everything from the importance of proper dosing when it comes to edibles to how they find inspiration in their craft through cannabis. Check out the recap video below and excuse us while we daydream for a minute…last_img read more

Georgia Organics Conference

first_imgWith demand rising for organic produce and the industry growing to meet the need, the Georgia Organics Conference is a pivotal event for educating organic growers in Georgia and throughout the South.Organic agriculture has increased in the U.S. by about 10 percent per year over the last 15 years, according to Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, a University of Georgia scientist in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It is likely that the increase in consumer demand for certified-organic produce has led some of Georgia’s larger growers to dedicate part of their land to growing certified-organic crops, said Julia Gaskin, UGA sustainable agriculture coordinator.The Georgia Organics Conference, set for Feb. 8-9, 2019 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, is an important event for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture, according to Diaz-Perez.“It has a regional impact beyond the Georgia borders,” he said.Along with UGA research entomologist Jason Schmidt, Diaz-Perez, who specializes in vegetables and plasticulture, will present at the conference and share some of his research from the two certified-organic acres on the UGA Tifton campus.“I will be showing my organic research plot at the (UGA-Tifton) Hort Hill farm. I’ll also talk about research on high-tunnel production for vegetables like tomato, lettuce and spinach, as well as organic fertilization and utilization of cover crops,” he said.Event sessions, workshops and field trips to farms in south Georgia will be offered for conference attendees during the two-day event. Gaskin, along with UGA postdoctoral research associate Kate Cassity-Duffey and organic farmer Daniel Parson, will discuss nitrogen fertility management in organic production systems.“Nitrogen is the nutrient needed most by crops and it can be complicated to provide enough for good yields without overapplication, which can cause environmental problems and crops to be more susceptible to pest attacks,” Gaskin said. “We will also talk about how to integrate organic fertilizers, cover crops and other soil-building techniques into your nitrogen management plan.”Vanessa Shonkwiler, a public service assistant in UGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, will share marketing tips on how farmers can expand their brands and stories.For a full list of speakers or to register for the Georgia Organics Conference, visit conference.georgiaorganics.org.Full scholarships are available for Georgia Organics members. To become a member, see georgiaorganics.org/become-a-member-today/membership, and to apply for a scholarship, see conference.georgiaorganics.org/scholarships.Students interested in volunteering for one day at the conference can receive a free pass to the conference for the second day. Those interested can email [email protected] for more information. Class credits may also be available.last_img read more

Additions and subtractions in your workforce

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I think it is out of paper, I said.The American Airlines employee looked confused.I was trying to check a bag. The new system requires you to tag your own bag, but the machine seemed to be out of the “sticker paper.” A receipt told me to talk to a gate agent.But the gate agent didn’t seem to want to help. He told me to go back and try again. So I did. Same result. He rolled his eyes once or twice. He was convinced that I didn’t want to use the self-service system, even though I tried to explain that I already had.Frustrated with me, he passed me off to a colleague. She figured out the problem. The machine was out of paper.  So she helped me tag my bag.So I was shaking my head in disbelief. It was going to be one of those days of air travel. continue reading »last_img read more

Continue to protect against “holiday scams” beyond the holiday season!

first_img continue reading » Consumer scams, transaction risks and loan application fraud attempts ramp up during this purchase-heavy time of year. However, these crimes are sure to continue long after the holidays.As the holiday season comes to a close and the New Year approaches, it is important your financial institution stays alert to these fraud threats, while continuing to put fraud education in front of your employees and account holders.Review and share the following holiday-related scam education, to keep the season merry and bright for you and your consumers – during the holidays and beyond! 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Booking.com: The focus is on eco-accommodation and sustainability

first_imgOn the occasion of Earth Day on April 22, Booking.com, published a new report with the results of its annual survey on sustainable travel. Applications in practice “As the world’s leading travel platform, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our platform – from accommodation and experiences to transportation, we are constantly exploring different ways to display information and support our clients in making sustainable decisions”They point out from Booking.com Difficulties with sustainable travel The results of the research also show that travelers would have a greater motivation to go on sustainable travel if there were some monetary incentives such as tax relief when choosing environmentally friendly accommodation (46%). In second place of the desired initiatives is the possibility of filtering sustainable and environmentally friendly accommodation on the website for booking accommodation (45%). The report also reveals what obstacles travelers often face when making sustainable travel decisions: 37% of global travelers agree with the statement that they do not know how to make their trip more sustainable34% of global travelers agree with the statement that although there is an offer of sustainable travel, other sui m options are still more attractive36% of global travelers cannot afford the additional costs of sustainable travel34% of global travelers claim that the plans they have prevent them from making sustainable decisions34% of global travelers think that destinations with sustainable travel are less attractive than others50% of global travelers know what they need to do to make sustainable travel decisions The survey shows that nearly three-quarters of travelers (72%) believe that people need to move now and make sustainable decisions to save the planet for future generations. Although the results are somewhat consistent among respondents of different ages, almost three-quarters of respondents between the ages of 46 and 55 (74%) are convinced that this is necessary, and the same opinion is shared by 71% of so-called millennials.  However, when it comes to recognizing environmentally friendly accommodation, almost three quarters (72%) of travelers worldwide said they were not familiar with the labels of sustainable accommodation, while slightly more than a third of passengers (37%) thought that the introduction of an international standard to identify environmentally friendly accommodation facilities encouraged more sustainable travel. Also, 62% of travelers would feel better on the trip if they knew their accommodation was environmentally friendly. When it comes to travel experiences, more than half of travelers around the world (52%) say they change their habits while traveling, making sustainable decisions like walking, biking and hiking whenever possible. Also, 68% of respondents want the money they spend during the trip to be returned to the local community. Nearly three-quarters of the world’s travelers (72%) are looking for authentic experiences that represent local cultures, while two-fifths of travelers (41%) want travel agencies to start giving advice on how to make sustainable travel decisions. On the other hand, 56% of respondents said they would be willing to reduce their carbon footprint when choosing accommodation when possible. So the focus is on eco-accommodation and sustainability, and it will booking.com stand out, while you will have a competitive advantage. The first opportunity for a great promotion is on the occasion of Earth Day on April 22, when you can highlight your examples of sustainability and invite your guests to your accommodation. Eco-accommodation Travelers believe that travel agencies play an important role: 71% of travelers believe that travel agencies should offer their clients more sustainable travel. On the other hand, almost half of travelers worldwide (46%) admit that it would be harder for them to make sustainable decisions on holiday than in everyday life. Nearly a third of travelers worldwide (31%) find that holidays are a special time and that they do not want to think about sustainability during their holidays. In line with travelers ’intentions to make more sustainable travel decisions, sustainable travel is becoming increasingly popular. Nearly three-quarters of the world’s passengers (73%) intend to stay in environmentally friendly accommodation facilities at least once this year. The number of such passengers in Booking.com’s survey has been on the rise for the fourth year in a row: 2016% in 62, 2017% in 65 and 2018% in 68. ** Also, 70% of passengers worldwide say that they are more likely to choose environmentally friendly accommodation, whether they are planning a sustainable trip or not. The views of travelers around the world come at the right time, taking into account special report published in 2018 by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which emphasizes that we have just over a decade left to limit global warming to 1,5 ° C above pre-industrial levels. revolution. After that, the risk of floods, droughts and extreme heat will significantly increase.last_img read more

Profile: Change on the table at MEPC

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Lacking access to health facilities, 10 villagers in Maluku die from diarrhea

first_imgPuskemas Saumlaki reported the death of five villagers, three in Lermatang village, one in Wesawak and one in Bomaki.Meanwhile, Puskesmas Lorulun reported two deaths, namely in Atubul DA village and Arui Bab. Puskesmas Seira reported one death in Wermatang, while Puskesmas Adodo Molu reported the death of two residents of Nerkat village.Edwin went on to say that the deaths were believed to have been caused by a lack of access to a Puskesmas in the district. In some cases, diarrhea likely worsened the condition of villagers already suffering from other health problems, including lung disease, he added.Another cause of diarrhea, he added, was that many residents did not have access to toilets and their habit of defecating in the open made them prone to diseases. “We are handling it. Health workers were immediately deployed to villages that do not have health centers to give villagers a medical checkup,” Edwin said.The health workers treated villagers for diarrhea and also congenital diseases while disseminating information on how to live a healthier, more hygienic lifestyle.“So, it’s not just about treatments. A healthy lifestyle is also necessary to fight diarrhea,” Edwin said, adding that he had advised the villagers to get used to washing their hands with soap and wearing masks.Separately, Maluku Health Agency secretary Adonia Rerung regretted the late response of the Tanimbar Island Health Agency, saying that it should have immediately reported the case to the provincial agency.“I have reprimanded the [Tanimbar Island Health] Agency and told [officials] to immediately submit a report about the situation,” Adonia said, adding that he had also instructed the agency collect data on villagers that were still suffering from diarrhea. (syk)Topics : Ten villagers have died from diarrhea between Jan. 25 and the first week of February because of a lack of health facilities and unhealthy lifestyles, according to the Tanimbar Island Health Agency in Maluku.The agency’s head, Edwin Tomasoa said the findings were based on reports from a number of community health centers (Puskesmas) in Tanimbar Island regency.The 10 people came from seven villages, according to reports from four community health centers in various districts.last_img read more

Saudi Arabia to suspend international flights over virus

first_imgSaudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak.”The kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks [starting from Sunday March 15th] as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus,” the foreign ministry tweeted.The halt applies to all but “exceptional cases,” the official Saudi Press Agency said, quoting an official source in the interior ministry. Citizens and expatriates who are unable to return due to the suspension or who go into quarantine after returning will be granted an “exceptional official holiday,” it added.Saudi Arabia has recorded 86 cases of the virus so far, but no deaths, according to the health ministry.The kingdom had already halted flights to some countries and closed schools and universities as part of measures to contain the disease.Authorities have also suspended the “umrah” year-round pilgrimage to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina for fear of the virus spreading. Topics :last_img read more

Saudi opens haj registration for foreign residents

first_imgThe registration process will be open until Friday, it added.Saudi citizens will make up the remaining 30 percent of the pilgrims, with the ritual restricted to medical professionals and security personnel who have recovered from the virus, the ministry said.”They will be selected through the database of those who have recovered from the virus,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.The pilgrims will be tested for coronavirus before arriving in the holy city of Mecca and are required to quarantine at home after the ritual, according to health officials. Saudi Arabia on Monday opened haj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 percent of the pilgrims after it scaled-back the annual ritual due to coronavirus.Saudi Arabia has said it will allow only around 1,000 pilgrims already present in the kingdom to participate in this year’s haj, scheduled for the end of July, a far cry from the 2.5 million who attended the five-day pilgrimage last year.Foreign residents, aged between 20 and 65 who have no previous health ailments such as diabetes and heart conditions, are allowed to register on https://localhaj.haj.gov.sa., the haj ministry said. Topics :center_img Last month, Saudi Arabia announced it would hold a “very limited” haj, a decision fraught with political and economic peril as it battles a coronavirus surge.The decision to exclude pilgrims arriving from outside Saudi Arabia is a first in the kingdom’s modern history and has sparked disappointment among Muslims worldwide, although many accepted it was necessary due to the health risks involved.Saudi Arabia has so far reported more than 213,000 coronavirus infections — the highest in the Gulf — and nearly 2,000 deaths.last_img read more

Ministry revises foreigner ban amid travel corridor discussion with Singapore

first_imgHe requested that authorities prepare sufficient health infrastructure for passenger coronavirus screening in airports and seaports, especially in Jakarta as well as Batam, Riau Islands, which directly borders Singapore.Read also: Indonesia doubles down on ASEAN travel corridor despite being slapped with bansThe ministry’s Immigration Directorate General will prepare an electronic visa service for the essential travelers looking to visit the country. The visa service is expected to be available starting Oct. 15.Yasonna claimed the arrangement would make way for economic recovery because it would allow easier mobility for businesspeople, investors and state officials.The discussion for the arrangement is still ongoing, as Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi met with her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in August.Indonesia so far has travel corridor arrangements with the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and China.Topics : The Law and Human Rights Ministry is revising its temporary ban on foreigners entering Indonesia as the government enters discussion with Singapore to form a travel corridor arrangement between the two countries for essential businesses.Minister Yasonna Laoly said the ministry was finalizing a revision to a ministerial regulation about temporary prohibition of foreigners entering Indonesia amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which had been effective since April 3.“We will finish the revision soon, so there won’t be any issue hindering TCA implementation,” Yasonna said in a statement on Thursday.last_img read more