Today, Life Is Beautiful unveiled the lineup for their 2017 event, set to take place in the neon-illuminated environs of Downtown Las Vegas from September 22nd – 24th, 2017. The festival will feature a diverse mix headlining performances by Chance The Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, Blink-182, The XX, Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, and Pretty Lights. Festival circuit staples and old favorites including MGMT, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club, Lil Dicky, Sean Paul, Cage The Elephant, Schoolboy Q, Zeds Dead, Slightly Stoopid, Pusha T, De La Soul, Big Gigantic, The Revivalists, and many more.In true Vegas style, the weekend will also feature Cirque Du Soleil exhibitions, a comedy showcase, and a session dubbed “Ideas featuring Bill Nye,” your friendly neighborhood “science guy.” You can check out the full lineup card below:Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 27th, via the festival website.[Cover photo via Life Is Beautiful]
Make your lawn look like a premier golf course. See the latest research on ornamentals.Or learn more about wetlands. You can do it all at FutureScapes.FutureScapes, the third annual Ag Showcase, will be at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga., onThursday, Sept. 3. The event will focus on home and professional landscapes, forest landsand wetlands.Ag Showcase highlights Georgia agriculture. The Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences, Fort ValleyState University and Abraham BaldwinAgricultural College are sponsors.”Ag Showcase was conceived as a showcase for the many contributions the College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences makes to people in our state,” said Gale Buchanan, CAES dean and director. “Weenvisioned that such an event probably should be at different sites around the state,particularly in Tifton, Griffin and Fort Valley.”The first two Ag Showcases were on the CAES Tifton campus. The third will be on theGriffin campus. And plans are already under way to have the fourth at Fort Valley State.FutureScapes will begin with three concurrent field days. The fee for either theTurfgrass Field Day or the Ornamentals Open House is $25 before Aug. 14 and $40 afterthat. For the Land Use and Forest Management Field Day, the fee is $10 before Aug. 14 and$15 after that. The fee for each includes lunch.The Turfgrass Field Day will include updates on managing tall fescue, bent grass,zoysia, buffalo grass and seashore paspalum. It will also cover disease and insectproblems and fire ant control.Visitors will see the UGA DistanceDiagnostics Digital Imaging System, too. This system slashes the time needed todiagnose homeowners’ plant disease problems.The Ornamentals Open House will cover topics from soil amending and composting tomulches and plant growth regulators. Visitors will see insect-resistant azalea varietiesand low-pesticide landscapes. They will also tour the Georgia Station Research andEducation Garden.The Land Use and Forest Management Field Day will update visitors on managing forestland. Topics range from controlling forest pests and prescribed burning to grazing landsand waterfowl management.Experts at this field day will tell about food plots for deer. They will show how tocontrol wildlife damage, too, and how to manage forest land for wild turkeys and otherwildlife. They will tell about wetlands, building ponds, managing waterfowl andstabilizing stream banks, too.After lunch, Ag Showcase ’98 will be open to the public, with noadmission fee. Displays will highlight research projects at the three ag colleges. Cotton,corn and other Georgia crops will be growing in a nearby field.High school students can learn about careers in agriculture. Representatives from eachof the sponsoring schools will tell about their academic programs.”The focus of the third Ag Showcase on ornamentals, turf and land use iscompatible with many of the programs at the Griffin campus,” Buchanan said.”These areas also are some of fastest-growing aspects of Georgia agriculture. Theyare a natural focus for this Ag Showcase.”To learn more about FutureScapes or sign up for a field day, call (770) 229-3477. Orcontact your county Extension Service office. To view the complete program, visit the Website at http://www.griffin.peachnet.edu/agshow.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man wanted for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in Glen Cove two weeks ago was apprehended by U.S. Marshals in Los Angeles this week, Nassau County police said.Jose Cartagena, 54, waived extradition on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez, who had moved out of the home they shared weeks before the attack, authorities said.“She moved out because of the deterioration of the relationship and he was not happy with her leaving,” Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters during a news conference Wednesday at police headquarters.Detectives alleged that Cartagena, who was familiar with the victim’s routine, stabbed her to death on Glen Street as she picked up her 5-year-old daughter at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The girl was nearby, but did not witness her mother’s murder, police have said.Investigators ruled out robbery as a motive quickly after finding that the victim’s purse was not stolen.“Surveillance recording from the area also confirmed the theory that robbery was not a motive,” Det. Lt. John Nagle of Glen Cove city police said.Glen Cove detectives worked with Nassau police and federal authorities in tracking the suspect to California, where he started a job picking grapes on a farm Monday.Cartagena was arrested the same day. He is expected to arrive on Long Island to face the charge in seven to 14 days, officials added.The victim’s daughter is in the custody of Child Protective Services, which is determining where she will live, Azzata said.
Topics : Japan was preparing to extend a state of emergency beyond major cities to the entire nation, media reported on Thursday, and a government official said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will change a draft supplementary budget to include cash payouts for everyone.The government has declared an emergency in Tokyo and six other areas including Osaka, with more than 9,000 infections nationally and nearly 200 deaths, but other regions have asked to be added amid worries about the persistent spread of the virus.Still some way short of a lockdown, the state of emergency introduced on April 7, and imposed for a month, gave authorities more power to press people to stay at home and businesses to close. It currently covers about 44% of Japan’s population. NHK public broadcaster and other media reported on Thursday that the country was preparing to expand the emergency nationwide amid pressure on Abe to do more amid perceptions his response to the virus in general has been too little, too late.Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said a meeting of experts would be convened later on Thursday about expanding the state of emergency.The coronavirus has bitten deep into the world’s third-largest economy. Under the current supplementary budget plan, the government has set aside funds for cash payouts of 300,000 yen ($2,784) but only for households whose income is judged to have been hit by the coronavirus.Abe’s administration will change the plan and instead deliver 100,000 yen to every citizen, the official with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The change would be a nod to growing calls from ruling and opposition lawmakers for Abe to take bolder steps to help people weather the economic impact from the pandemic.The International Monetary Fund, which expects Japan’s economy to contract 5.2% this year, urged the government to boost fiscal spending and focus on easing the hit to growth.”In the near term, expansionary fiscal policy is warranted to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 in the short term and support the recovery afterwards,” said Odd Per Brekk, deputy director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific department.Rising coronavirus cases and business closures are piling pressure Japan’s economy which is on the cusp of recession.Sources have told Reuters the Bank of Japan is likely to project an economic contraction for this fiscal year and discuss further measures to ease corporate funding strains at its rate review on April 27-28.The draft supplementary budget, compiled to fund a near $1 trillion stimulus package Abe’s administration unveiled last week, needs parliament approval to take effect.It is rare for the government to make changes to a draft budget, which is carefully mapped out by the finance ministry taking into account the various views of politicians.Any such modification would underscore the challenge Abe faces in dealing with the deepening economic toll from the pandemic, without adding too much strain to Japan’s already tattered finances.A Reuters poll showed most Japanese corporations were disappointed by the government’s stimulus plan as being too little, too late.Surveys show Abe has lost support due to what critics say is a timid and sluggish response to the outbreak, and by widespread criticism that he has appeared tone deaf to the severity of the crisis in his own social media posts.Support for Abe’s cabinet fell to 39% in an NHK survey published on Monday, down four points, with 75% saying his April 7 declaration of a state of emergency came too late.
C. Rosemary McFarland, 92, died peacefully in her home in Sun City West, AZ on Sunday, January 24, 2016 with her care-givers, daughter Kathy and son-in-law Richard, by her side.Rosemary was born on June 17, 1923 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Phil and Prudence Navarra, who proceeded her in death. She married Robert H McFarland on June 14, 1947, who died in December, 2007. Also proceeding her in death were siblings, Barbara, Phil Navarra, Jr. and Teresa Wenning; daughter-in-law, Sandy Jacobson (Pat) McFarland.Rosie was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Greensburg, and was the first female Eucharistic Minister there, a lector, and member of the Liturgy Planning Team. She was an active member of The St. Lawrence Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, and the Linger Awhile Home Ec. Club. She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1940 and received her RN license through St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis. As a nurse at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, she founded the Children’s Toy Chest. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and spent her days lovingly caring for her nine children. She enjoyed reading, playing cards with family, needle work, and cooking.Rosemary is survived by her children, Natalie (Alan) Armstrong, Indianapolis; Don (Carol) McFarland, Greensburg; Pat McFarland, Greenwood; Kathy (Richard) Whitmore, Sun City West, AZ; Prudence McFarland, Greensburg; Phil McFarland, Roanoke, VA; Tim McFarland, Greensburg; Anita (Dave) Kendall, Millhousen; Karen (Charlie) Hardesty, Beech Grove; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters Margherita Meyer, Rushville; Rita (Bob) Rust, Greensburg; many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com