Acclaimed folk singer/guitarist Gregory Alan Isakov announced on Tuesday that he will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer for a headlining performance on August 4th. The Colorado native has performed at the famous outdoor amphitheater over the last few years, and this time around he’ll take the stage with support from indie-folk trio, Mountain Man, which includes Sylvan Esso singer, Amelia Meath.The August 4th show will be Isakov’s third time headlining a show at Red Rocks, located near his current home base of Boulder, Colorado. He’s returned to the venue the past few years since making his Red Rocks debut back in 2016, with the most recent coming last fall with a show alongside Patty Griffin in September. He’ll return to his hometown venue in August with a new book of songs, as the softly-spoken musician released his seventh studio album, Evening Machines, back in October.Isakov was included in the recent lineup announcement for the 2019 installment Telluride Bluegrass Festival scheduled for this June. He’ll have plenty of time to get warmed up for his appearance at the Colorado festival with a run of his own headlining tour dates scheduled to take place throughout January and February. His 2019 winter tour is actually scheduled to begin tomorrow (Wednesday) night with a sold-out show at The Ready Room in St. Louis.Mountain Man has also built a solid reputation within the Americana and folk scene since beginning their run together back in 2010, although they’ve taken the last few years off to clear room for Meath’s busy schedule as part of synth-pop duo Sylvan Esso. The trio performs most of their material a-cappella, although they often include acoustic guitar to balance the organic sounds of their natural vocals. The trio returned in 2018 to release their first new album since 2010 with Magic Ship.Tickets for the August 4th performance begin general on-sale starting this Friday, January 11th, and can be purchased here.
July 20, 2020 Español, Press Release, Substance Use Disorder La Administración Wolf anunció hoy que Pennsylvania, a través de su Departamento de Programas de Drogas y Alcohol (DDAP, por sus siglas en inglés), será uno de los tres socios fundadores y el primer socio estatal con Shatterproof en apoyar la estrategia nacional de la organización sin fines de lucro para poner fin al estigma por adicciones en todo el país. Otros socios fundadores incluyen The Hartford y Brian Mendell Memorial Foundation.“Pennsylvania ha liderado los esfuerzos para combatir el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas y tratar a todas las personas que lo sufren de manera justa y con dignidad”, dijo el Gobernador Tom Wolf. “Una parte significativa implica reducir el estigma y ayudar a las personas a comprender que el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas no es una falla moral sino una enfermedad digna de nuestros esfuerzos para combatirla, tratarla y curarla”.La estrategia, titulada El movimiento para poner fin al estigma de la adicción, identifica nueve factores comúnmente citados que impulsan la epidemia de opioides, siete de los cuales son parcial o totalmente impulsados por el estigma. Asimismo, la estrategia aborda cuatro áreas clave del estigma, que incluye el estigma público, el estigma estructural, el autoestigma y el estigma contra los medicamentos para el tratamiento.“Durante décadas, el estigma ha echado sombra sobre las personas que luchan contra el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas y sus familias”, dijo la Secretaria del DDAP, Jen Smith. “Tanto es así, que las personas no se someten al tratamiento de su enfermedad por temor a la opinión de los demás. Eso debe cambiar. La Administración Wolf está encantada de asociarse con Shatterproof para ayudar a concretar el plan estratégico y a romper los obstáculos cruciales para poder ayudar a las personas que sufren a recibir la ayuda que merecen”.Pennsylvania es el primer estado del país en participar en el plan estratégico y se encargará de poner fin al estigma público. El proyecto estatal programado es una alianza entre el DDAP, el Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research (Centro Douglas W. Pollock para la divulgación y la investigación de adicciones) de Penn State University y The Public Goods Project (El proyecto de bienes públicos) listo para presentarse en septiembre de 2020. Luego de la presentación del proyecto habrá más información disponible.“Pennsylvania ha tomado la iniciativa como líder al ser el primer y único estado en ser un socio fundador de la estrategia nacional del Movimiento para poner fin al estigma de la adicción de Shatterproof. Apreciamos el compromiso y la dedicación de Pennsylvania para implementar medidas basadas en evidencia para abordar esta causa profunda de la crisis cada vez mayor de la salud pública. Su liderazgo sin duda impulsará a otros estados a seguir su ejemplo y a unirse a nosotros para permitir que los millones de personas que sufren dejen de sentir vergüenza, busquen y reciban acceso a un tratamiento de calidad y, en definitiva, que encuentren esperanza “, dijo el fundador y CEO de Shatterproof, Gary Mendell.Shatterproof es una organización nacional sin fines de lucro dedicada a revertir el curso de la crisis de adicciones en los Estados Unidos. Shatterproof se centra en garantizar que el tratamiento del trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas en los Estados Unidos se base en investigaciones comprobadas y que erradique el estigma por la adicción. La organización promueve cambios en la política federal y estatal, la reforma respecto del pagador, la evaluación de la calidad de los tratamientos y brinda educación pública a través de programas en Internet.Durante el segundo mandato de la Administración Wolf, el Departamento de Programas de Drogas y Alcohol (DDAP) se centrará en reducir el estigma asociado con el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas, intensificar los esfuerzos de prevención primaria, fortalecer los sistemas de tratamiento y empoderar la recuperación sostenida. El objetivo de estos esfuerzos será ejercer influencia de manera positiva en el conocimiento y el comportamiento en torno al tema de la adicción.Para obtener más información sobre el trabajo que está haciendo la Administración Wolf para combatir la crisis relacionada con los opioides, visite pa.gov/opioids.Vea el comunicado de prensa de Shatterproof que anuncia la estrategia e infórmese más sobre sus esfuerzos para combatir el estigma.View this information in English. La Administración Wolf anuncia su asociación con la organización nacional sin fines de lucro Shatterproof para poner fin al estigma del trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 2020) – Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) has extended the OneBlood donation drive to include Saturdays through August 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. near the PetSmart parking lot. Every blood donation will be complimentary tested for the coronavirus antibody and donors will be informed of test results. Due to social distancing measures that OneBlood has in place, all donors are required to make an appointment to donate. Appointments can be made online at OneBlood.org or by calling 1-888-9DONATE.“We are pleased to extend the OneBlood drive at Palm Beach Outlets,” says Trina Holmsted, Marketing Director of Palm Beach Outlets. “The need for blood donations continues, and OneBlood’s antibody testing has proved to be a significant benefit to donors,” she adds.OneBlood, a not-for-profit blood center serving Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, is testing all donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Donors will be able to see their results approximately 48 hours after donating by logging into their donor portal at OneBlood.org.“The testing brings many benefits. In addition to donors learning if they have the antibody, OneBlood will be identifying additional people who can be COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors,” said Susan Forbes, OneBlood’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Public Relations.Convalescent plasma donors have a special ability to help critically ill coronavirus patients. By transfusing plasma that is rich with coronavirus antibodies into a patient still fighting the virus it can help boost the patient’s immune system and potentially help them recover. With no cure or vaccine to prevent coronavirus, doctors are turning to convalescent plasma to help treat their critically ill coronavirus patients. OneBlood began collecting and distributing COVID-19 convalescent plasma in April. OneBlood’s COVID-19 antibody testing will also provide important statistical information to public health officials. “OneBlood is working closely with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees M.D., to provide de-identified data on the number of people testing positive and the geographical location. This information will help in decision making for reopening the economy,” said Forbes.OneBlood is one of the first blood centers to begin testing for the coronavirus antibody and plans to provide the antibody testing for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 antibody testing will be performed in addition to the standard infectious disease testing all blood donations receive. Testing takes place at OneBlood’s laboratory, Creative Testing Solutions (CTS).General SafetyIt is safe to donate blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols• OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.• Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.• At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:– Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.– Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant/wipes. (This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors).– Using sterile collection sets for every donation.– Conducting donor mini physicals, including temperature check (this will be done prior to donors registering) to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.– Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood. Temperature checks will be done onsite.– As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.– Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor CenterAt blood drives only one to four persons will be permitted on the bus at any one time, separated within proper social distancing guidelines. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the Big Red Bus until they are called in to donate blood. Chairs will be provided for them to sit outside while enjoying a snack and beverage under a covered area.Palm Beach OutletsPalm Beach Outlets features over 100 stores including brand favorites kate spade new york, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks OFF 5TH, Aerie, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan Outlet, GUESS Factory, J.Crew Factory, Nautica, Nike Factory Store, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Under Armour Factory House, and Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store. Located immediately off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Outlets is the only outlet shopping center within a 55-mile radius and is one of the region’s most visited shopping destinations. 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Nottinghamshire completed a victory march in the women’s English Counties Championship when they won their fifth and final match by 8-1 today at Frilford Heath in OxfordshireYesterday, they secured the title when their fourth win put them out of reach of the other five regional finalists. Today, they celebrated their successful return to County Finals after an absence of 15 years.“We really did want to finish with a win, the whole team wanted it,” said Nottinghamshire captain Kathryn Horberry. “It’s absolutely fantastic.”Their final opponents were Essex and they conceded just one foursomes match to the pairing of English U14 champion Lily Humphreys and Emily Irons. The Notts points were scored by the partnerships of Emma Howie and Carol Houghton and by Lauren Spray with Esme Hamilton.The singles were a clean sweep for the champions, represented this afternoon by Rachel Boulton, Emily Lyle, Laura Morris, Emma Howie, Emma Newlove and Lauren SprayTheir win underlined their strength in depth as a team – and completed a superb week for Lauren Spray who had a 100 per cent winning record, with a perfect nine out of nine.Meanwhile, Sussex won the battle for second place with a late charge in the week. The team – who were playing at County Finals for the first time since 2011 – won their first match but then suffered two defeats. However, they climbed the leaderboard with great determination over the last two days, beating Essex yesterday and then defeating Buckinghamshire 6-3 today.They had an anxious wait to find out if they’d done enough, but when Lancashire and Gloucestershire halved today, they were confirmed as runners-up.“We were really gunning for second place,” said Sussex captain Sue Todd. “The whole team were really motivated and very determined.“We are really pleased because this is the highest we have ever been placed. We changed our whole coaching system and it’s been a year’s work to get here – that’s what it takes. We’ve got fantastic team spirit and our team manager Hannah Ralph has made an enormous input.”Sussex claimed two of the three foursomes and four singles, turning a series of tight games into wins – and giving a fine send-off to team member Paula Carver who announced her retirement from county golf after 21 years.However the final placings all hinged on the last match on the course between Lancashire and Gloucestershire. A win for either team would have pushed Sussex down the order but the match was halved, leaving Lancashire in third place and Gloucestershire in fourth.The South West champions made all the early running when they won 2½ points from the three morning foursomes. But in the afternoon it was Lancashire who called the shots with wins from Beth Garton, Eloise Healey, Georgia Coughlin and Nicola Rawlinson.Final placings:1 Nottinghamshire 10pts2 Sussex 6pts3 Lancashire 5 (23 games won)4 Gloucestershire 5 (20.5 games won)5 Buckinghamshire 2 (17.5 games won)6 Essex 2 (15 games won)Captions: The Nottinghamshire team with the trophy. Image © Leaderboard Photography. 18 Sep 2015 Victory march for Nottinghamshire