In a message to fans on Insomniac‘s website, founder Pasquale Rotella announced, among other news, that Electric Daisy Carnival will not be returning to New York in 2017. After five years on the East Coast, the EDC will not hold a New York event in May. Instead, the EDC team is focusing on the original Las Vegas version of the premier electronic music festival (set for June 16th-18th, 2017) as well as expanding the event on the international stage (EDC Japan is on the books for 2017). You can read Pasquale’s statement about EDC New York below, or check out the full message here.“Although EDC New York 2016 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017. We hope many of you East Coast Headliners will join us in Vegas. We’ll have an art car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present. As I write this, I’ve gotta mention all the hard work and creativity going into the completely reimagined kineticFIELD, as well as an entirely new additional stage. The team and I are energized about an epic EDC Las Vegas 2017!”For tickets and information about EDC Vegas, head to the festival’s website.
La Fuerza, a club that celebrates Latina culture at Saint Mary’s, organized a “Week of Action” on campus this past week to address pressing issues facing the Latin community, sophomore Maria Hernandez, president of the club, said.Hernandez said the theme of the week was “Into the Unknown: The Immigration Journey of Unaccompanied Minors.” She said she thought this theme was especially important as there was an influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the U.S. from Latin America this past summer.“This was not the first time unaccompanied minors have come to the United States,” Hernandez said. “This has been and will continue to be an ongoing issue within the immigration sphere.“This recent crisis has exposed the many issues within the immigration system. These issues range from humanitarian to political issues — which is why La Fuerza decided to cover this particular issue from a variety of perspectives.”A panel of community members spoke about their experiences with immigration Tuesday, Hernandez said.Jose Alvarez, a senior at Holy Cross, spoke about the experience of his five-year-old cousin, who traveled from Honduras to Mexico via plane and then was sent across the border with ‘coyotes,’ people who smuggle immigrants into the U.S., Hernandez said.Hernandez said it was important for students to hear Alvarez’s story because the audience was able to put a face to the week’s theme of immigration and unaccompanied minors.Alvarez also showed a video of his cousin reuniting with his aunt in the U.S. after the long journey.After the journey, Jose’s cousin said he just wanted to eat pizza, which helped strengthen the audience’s connection to the child, Hernandez said.Throughout Alvarez’s story, there was also a great amount of information about how his cousin was treated while in the custody of the immigration system, Hernandez said.“[Alvarez shared] how his cousin was given one sandwich a day [while in custody] and a thin ‘aluminum foil’ type blanket which did not keep him warm,” she said. “Jose also shared how his cousin had to sign a paper stating he understood his basic rights.”On Wednesday, Fr. Daniel Groody, associate professor of theology and director of immigration initiatives at the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, spoke about his experience working on the border of U.S. and Mexico, Hernandez said.Representatives from Saint Mary’s Republican Club and Democrat Club also engaged in a political debate about immigration Thursday as part of the week’s events, Hernandez said.Overall, the week was designed for students to understand multiple viewpoints about child immigration because there are many injustices surrounding the issue, Hernandez said.“There is a lack of intercultural understanding, which is why we wanted to cover a wide variety of perspectives, because many people have different understandings of this issue,” she said. “We find it necessary to offer all perspectives to tackle this issue, to improve the lives of these children and learn what we can do to ensure their situation gets better.” Tags: Immigration, La Fuerza, unaccompanied minors, Week of Action
Submit Tim Reynolds, Sun BetsSun Bets has signed a three-year deal to sponsor the Grade One Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The 2017 race will take place on the third day of the festival (March 16), which is also St Patrick’s Day.First run with its current race conditions in 1972, the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle will revert to its original title after being named the World Hurdle since 2004.To celebrate the announcement, Sun Bets will be top price on every runner in the race from 8.00 am on December 20 until midnight.The three-mile hurdling championship event has been won by most of the great staying hurdlers, such as the Paul Nicholls-trained Big Buck’s, who landed a record four consecutive renewals between 2009 and 2012. The Colin Tizzard trained Thistlecrack gained victory in scintillating fashion in 2016.Tim Reynolds, Sun Bets Head of PR, said: “As an Authorised Betting Partner, we are delighted to welcome the opportunity to be associated with the Cheltenham Festival and sponsor a race as prestigious as the Stayers’ Hurdle.“We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Cheltenham, which further cements our commitment to British racing.”Ian Renton, Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West, The Jockey Club, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sun Bets to Cheltenham.“As one of the two feature races on the third day of The Festival, St Patrick’s Thursday, I am sure that Sun Bets will find sponsorship of the Stayers’ Hurdle hugely rewarding.“The race title reverts to its original handle, the ‘Stayers’ Hurdle’. We look forward to many successful runnings under the Sun Bets’ banner.” StumbleUpon ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Related Articles Coral relaunches cinematic campaign for racing’s return June 5, 2020 Share Matt Hancock publicly defends Cheltenham Festival decision April 29, 2020 Share
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOscoda Township, MI — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has confirmed another PFAS contaminated site in Oscoda Township at the former dump.The site is located on Kings Corner Road between Loud Drive and Poor Farm Road.According to the EGLE, Oscoda Township was concerned that PFAS contaminated wastes were disposed of in the dump based upon a letter dated from 1968.The letter stated that waste from the Wurstsmith Air Force Base was being disposed of at the dump.In December of 2018 the EGLE collected 16 groundwater samples from the perimeter of the dump, and in early January the results confirmed PFAS in 14 of the samples – With three wells showing numbers higher than the standard.Nine residential wells were tested and none showed positive results for PFAS contaminants.106th District State Representative Sue Allor provided the following statement to WBKB following the EGLE’s report:“The discovery of more PFAS contamination in our region connected to activity at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base further punctuates the need for the EPA to act and the DOD to step up to its clean-up responsibilities. Every Michigan family deserves the peace of mind of knowing that when they hand a glass of water to their child it is safe. I am proud of our state’s work leading the way when it comes to PFAS detection and investigation. I will continue to support efforts to address this growing issue.”According to Oscoda Township Supervisor Aaron Weed, there is not much that can be done at this point until the EGLE meets with the township board.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hinks Elementary hosts lemonade sale to teach financial literacyNext Help send Underwater Robotics Club to international competition