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Hall & Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter & More Announced For Pilgrimage Fest Lineup

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first_imgComing in hot from September 24-25 in Franklin, TN is the annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, which today has just added a number of incredible artists to their 2016 lineup. A billing that previously included Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Violent Femmes, The Arcs and more has just been supersized, including a great announcement that features some exciting talent.The new artists added include Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter, Anderson East, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Suffers, JD & The Straight Shot, Jonny P, and The Settles Connection. With these artists and so many more performing, Pilgrimage is set to be a great weekend experience of live music!Check out the new lineup announcement video below.Tickets and more information can be found here, and you can see the full lineup billing below.last_img read more

White House slams WHO over criticism of push for COVID-19 vaccine

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first_imgTopics : US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn told the Financial Times in an interview published on Sunday that the FDA was prepared to authorize a coronavirus vaccine before late-stage Phase Three clinical trials were complete, as long as officials are convinced that the benefits outweigh the risks.On Monday, World Health Organization officials said moving too quickly to make a vaccine widely available could pose risks.”If you move too quickly to vaccinate … millions of people, you may miss certain adverse effects,” said Mike Ryan, the head of WHO’s emergencies program.WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said the FDA’s approach was “not something that you do very lightly.” She said WHO’s preferred approach would be to have a full set of data which could be used for the pre-qualification of vaccines.President Donald Trump has been critical of the WHO’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice. In May, Trump announced the United States was cutting ties to the organization.Phase Three trials, in which randomized patients are treated with a drug or a placebo without participants or doctors knowing which group they were in, are considered the gold standard for clinical trials. The White House on Tuesday pushed back on concerns expressed by the World Health Organization after a US health official said a coronavirus vaccine might be approved without completing full trials.”The United States will continue to engage our international partners to ensure we defeat this virus, but we will not be constrained by multilateral organizations influenced by the corrupt World Health Organization and China,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement.”This President will spare no expense to ensure that any new vaccine maintains our own FDA’s gold standard for safety and efficacy, is thoroughly tested, and saves lives,” he said.last_img read more

City of Miramar to host Reggae Girlz World Cup Send-off celebration

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first_imgPHOTO CAPTION: Vice Mayor City of Miramar and host to the Reggae Girlz, Alexandra Davis; Consul General of Miami, Oliver Mair; Entertainer and Minister, Papa San; Reggae Girlz Player, Ashleigh Shim; Reggae Girlz Assistant Coach, Hubert Busby and President of the Reggae Girlz Foundation, Michelle Adamolekun Alex MIRAMAR – The Jamaica women soccer team, the Reggae Girlz, made history earlier this year by becoming the first ever Caribbean country to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is scheduled for June 1 – July 1, 2019 in France.The Reggae Girlz will play Brazil on June 9th, Italy on June 14th, and Australia on June 18th in Group C during the Group Stages.The Girlz will begin their 2019 World Cup Send-Off Tour with a game in Jamaica against Panama on May 19th.The Reggae Girlz Foundation (RGF), The City of Miramar, and Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis will be hosting a Week of Celebration Activities (May 20 – 24, 2019) to celebrate the Jamaican women historic achievement and send them off to France in style!Scheduled Fundraising Events in MiramarThe following list of fundraising and celebration activities have been planned under the patronage of Jamaican Consul General Oliver Mair, and the Jamaica Tourist Board, and under the mandate of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF):May 20, 2019– City of Miramar Welcome – at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. This will be open to the public.May 21, 2019– City of Miramar Sports Summit – hosted by Vice Mayor Alexandra DavisMay 22, 2019– Pep Rally – hosted by County Line Chiropractic, Countyline Road location. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.May 22, 2019– VIP Fundraising Reception Cocktail – hosted by Consul General Oliver Mair, Vice Mayor Davis and Cedella Marley (Global Ambassador for Jamaica Football)May 23, 2019– Reggae Girlz 2019 World Cup Send-Off Fun-Day Celebration – hosted by the Reggae Girlz Foundation, City of Miramar and Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis. A fun-filled evening of food, drinks and music, featuring a double header football match (additional details to be announced pending approvals).last_img read more