Chalice Becomes First Music Festival To Allow On-Site Recreational Cannabis Purchases

first_imgSince 2014, the Chalice Festival has celebrated music and marijuana in Southern California. In 2018, the gathering will become the first such festival to allow recreational marijuana to be purchased on site from legal vendors. Slated to take place at the San Bernadino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, CA, from July 13th to 15th, Chalice Festival will feature performances by Bassnectar, Ludacris, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Sizzla Kalonji, Curren$y, Cut Chemist, Pharcyde, and Thriftworks. While past events have catered to medical marijuana users and paraphernalia aficionados, this year’s event will allow on-site marijuana consumption and purchases for adults aged 21 and older. “On-site product vendors will be on hand to take advantage of the post-prohibition reality that legally mashes up recreational cannabis products with the large-scale music festival concept,” representatives from the festival reportedly said in a press release.Of course, the event will also showcase plenty glassblowers, hash makers, and street artists—just as it has since 2014. However, another thing that will set this year’s Chalice apart is the size. While the debut event drew 5,500 people to the fest, organizers are preparing for a crowd of at least 45,000 to show up in July.Voters in California approved a marijuana legalization initiative back in November of 2016, but the legal changes didn’t go into effect until January 1st, 2018. Once that happened, festival organizers around the state became eligible to apply for permits that allow them to host events where marijuana can be legally sold, smoked, and otherwise consumed, provided those events take place in one of 80 authorized county fair or district agricultural association properties in the state (such as the San Bernadino County Fairgrounds).Chalice has always been a marijuana-centric festival, so it’s no surprise that organizers have jumped at the chance to take advantage of California’s new approach to recreational marijuana. It’s a stark contrast with other Golden State festivals like Coachella, which won’t even allow attendees to bring their legally-acquired marijuana out to the festival grounds, let alone purchase it on site. “We’re expecting fifty to sixty thousand people this year, no exaggeration,” Chalice Founder Doug Dracup told Cannabis Now. “You know this isn’t just an opportunity for me, brands are bringing their A-game to really be seen and get put on the map. There are people coming from all over the world. For us, it’s just a crazy opportunity to show everybody what a legal cannabis festival looks like.”Tickets for the 2018 Chalice Festival are now on sale. Attendees must be 21 or older to enter the festival grounds.last_img read more

DARPA Doubles Down on Tern by Funding 2nd Test Vehicle

first_imgBy Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) December 30, 2016 Tern, a joint program between the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for specially designed unmanned air systems (UASs).In 2015, DARPA awarded Phase 3 of Tern to a team led by the Northrop Grumman Corporation to build a full-scale technology demonstration system. The program has since made significant advances on numerous fronts, including commencement of wing fabrication and completion of successful engine testing for its test vehicle, and DARPA has tasked Northrop Grumman with building a second test vehicle. “DARPA has been thinking about building a second Tern test vehicle for well over a year,” said Dan Patt, DARPA program manager. “Adding the second technology demonstrator enhances the robustness of the flight demonstration program and enables military partners to work with us on maturation, including testing different payloads and experimenting with different approaches to operational usage.” Tern envisions a new medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS that could operate from helicopter decks on smaller ships in rough seas or expeditionary settings while achieving efficient long-duration flights. To provide these and other previously unattainable capabilities, the Tern Phase 3 design is a tail-sitting, flying-wing aircraft with a twin contra-rotating, nose-mounted propulsion system. The aircraft would lift off like a helicopter and then perform a transition maneuver to orient it for wing-borne flight for the duration of a mission. Upon mission completion, the aircraft would return to base, transition back to a vertical orientation, and land. The system is sized to fit securely inside a ship hangar for maintenance operations and storage. Tern has accomplished the following technical milestones for its test vehicle in 2016: – Wing fabrication: Since Phase 3 work started at the beginning of 2016, Tern has finished fabricating major airframe components and anticipates final assembly in the first quarter of 2017. Once complete, the airframe will house propulsion, sensors, and other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems to make up the full-scale technology demonstration vehicle. – Engine tests: In Phases 2 and 3, Tern has successfully tested numerous modifications to an existing General Electric engine to enable it to operate in both vertical and horizontal orientations. This type of engine was chosen because it is mature and powers multiple helicopter platforms currently in use. – Software integration: In the summer of 2016, Tern opened its Software Integration Test Station (SITS), part of the System Integration Lab that supports software development for the program. The test station includes vehicle management system hardware and software, and uses high-fidelity simulation tools to enable rapid testing of aircraft control software in all phases of flight. The SITS is helping ensure the technology demonstration vehicle could fly safely in challenging conditions such as launch, recovery, and transition between horizontal and vertical flight. Additional tests are about to start. A 1/5th-scale version of the approved vehicle model is in testing in the 80’ x 120’ wind tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center’s National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC). Data collected during this test will be used to better characterize aircraft aerodynamic performance and validate aerodynamic models. “We’re making substantial progress toward our scheduled flight tests, with much of the hardware already fabricated and software development and integration in full swing,” said Brad Tousley, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, which oversees Tern. “As we keep pressing into uncharted territory—no one has flown a large unmanned tail-sitter before—we remain excited about the future capabilities a successful Tern demonstration could enable: organic, persistent, long-range reconnaissance, targeting, and strike support from most U.S. Navy ships.” Tern is currently scheduled to start integrated propulsion system testing in the first part of 2017, move to ground-based testing in early 2018, and culminate in a series of at-sea flight tests in late 2018. DARPA and the U.S. Navy have a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to share responsibility for the development and testing of the Tern demonstrator system. The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) has also expressed interest in Tern’s potential capabilities and is providing support to the program.last_img read more

Call for expressions of interest for the implementation of the project “Sports Croatia” 2020 published

first_imgAt the last 56th session of the Tourist Council, decisions were made on announcing a public call for the project “Sports Croatia” for 2020, and now a public call for expressions of interest for the implementation of the project “Sports Croatia” for marketing and PR cooperation has been published. internationally significant sports projects in 2020. The application deadline is until 25.11.2019. Find out more information about the public call in the attachment. In accordance with the public call, the CNTB plans to establish and implement cooperation with organizers of top sporting events in Croatia and top Croatian athletes in order to further promote in emitting markets. The project “Sports Croatia” implies special forms of marketing and PR cooperation within top sports projects and events that positively affect the positioning of Croatia as an attractive year-round tourist destination, as well as strengthening the national tourist brand. Attachment: INVITATION to express interest in the implementation of the project “Sports Croatia” for marketing and PR cooperation on internationally important sports projects in 2019  Through the Sportska Hrvatska program for 2019, the CNTB has approved cooperation at the following sports events: MITAS 4 Islands, MTB Sage RaceCE 2019, Ultratrail race 100 Miles of Istria, Adventure Race Croatia, ATP tournament – Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, CRO Race 2019. , Dalmatia Ultra Trail 2019, Mountain Bike Lošinj UCI European Cup – CLASS 1, GOOD World Cup Osijek 2019, IJF World Judo Tour – Grand Prix Zagreb, Lipik 3 × 3 Challenger 2019, Pannonian Challenge, WTA Croatia Bol Open, Zadar Basketball Tournament 2019.  Also, cooperation was approved with the following athletes and sports teams: Croatian Basketball Association, Croatian Tennis Association, Croatian water polo team, Šime and Mihovil Fantela, Sandra Perković, Ivica Kostelić, Dina Levačić, Enrico Marotti, Barbara Matić and Dominik Družeta and Marin Ranteš.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Award-winning supermarket seeks Deli Manager

first_imgJob Vacancy: Costcutter on Main Street Ballybofey are now recruiting for the role of full-time deli manager.The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience in a food background industry or company and have a strong passion for food and cooking.The chosen candidate will have the ability to delegate out tasks, have good initiative and be able to work to deadlines as well as having excellent customer service and communication skills. Flexibility is essential since daytime, evening and weekend shifts are required.If you are ambitious and dedicated and want to join an award-winning team, apply by submitting your CV with cover letter to Colin at [email protected] date for applications: Friday 14th December 2018Job Vacancy: Award-winning supermarket seeks Deli Manager was last modified: December 5th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballybofey jobscostcutter ballybofeyculinaryDeli Managerfoodlast_img read more

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemiaassociated autonomic

first_img Source:https://www.pbrc.edu/news/press-releases/?ArticleID=484 Aug 13 2018A new LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center study reveals that a novel biomarker might give us new answers necessary to creating a diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF). No objective diagnostic tool currently exists for this condition which, if left untreated, can lead to ever-worsening and possibly life-threatening episodes of dangerously low blood sugar.Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, is a major complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes can have difficulty self-administering the exact insulin dose at the correct time to keep blood sugar levels in healthy ranges. If a low blood sugar episode occurs, individuals usually begin to feel a range of symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and nausea that trigger them to seek immediate, potentially life-saving, medical care.But when people with diabetes have too many hypoglycemic episodes, their senses may become blunted. They may stop experiencing the physical symptoms that serve as cues to seek medical attention. They may not even realize they are having one or multiple hypoglycemic episodes until it is too late. This condition is more commonly known as hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF).”There is currently no objective way for a health care provider to measure whether a patient has experienced repeated episodes of low blood sugar and therefore may be suffering from HAAF,” said David McDougal, PhD, assistant professor-research and head of Pennington Biomedical’s Neurobiology of Metabolic Dysfunction Laboratory. One-third of older adults with diabetes who had experienced a severe low blood sugar episode died within three years of the incident, according to a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.Related StoriesInnovative microfluidic device simplifies study of blood cells, opens new organ-on-chip possibilitiesMathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behaviorIntermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight lossLSU Pennington Biomedical researchers set out to discover ways that biomedical imaging might be able to offer new solutions as to how to measure exposure to glucose level crashes. They decided to focus not on glucose uptake in the brain directly, but on how the brain adapts following an episode of low glucose levels.Blood glucose is the brain’s essential metabolic fuel. If glucose isn’t available because a person has hypoglycemia, the brain can adapt by increasing the rate at which it uses alternative energy sources, such as acetate.”The results of our study suggest that this adaptation may still be present after exposure to times of low blood sugar and therefore can be used to measure how frequently a person experiences low blood sugar,” McDougal said. “We believe that by measuring how well a person’s brain uses acetate, we might one day be able to determine if they are suffering from HAAF or are at increased risk for developing the condition in the near future.”This would allow doctors to provide treatment for reducing this risk by changing the medication the person takes or advising them to use a continuous glucose monitoring device, McDougal said.The research significantly advances our understanding of the scope and importance of the relationship between brain metabolism and hypoglycemia, McDougal said.However, he cautions that “more studies will have to be conducted in order to demonstrate if this biomarker can be of practical clinical use.”McDougal has filed a provisional patent application for his discovery.last_img read more