The 8th annual edition of Disc Jam Music Festival has announced the lineup for their 2018 event, set to take place from June 7th – 10th at Gardner‘s Farm in Stephentown, NY, minutes from the Massachusetts border. The music-filled weekend will feature over 80 artists, along with disc golf tournaments, Flow Tribe dancers, craft vending, yoga workshops and much more.The 2018 artist lineup includes a heavy dose of national and regional funk and jam artists, in addition to collaborations, side projects, and other unique pairings only found at the festival. Headliners include Lotus, Beats Antique, Galactic, The Motet, Electron (feat. members of Lotus and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Disco Biscuits guitarist Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig (solo acoustic set), DJ Logic and Friends (feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz), Gubbulidis (Twiddle side project), Kung Fu, Moon Hooch, Aqueous, Ghost Note (Snarky Puppy side project) Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars, Ghost Light (Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling project), and many more.As festival owner and founder Tony Scavone says of this year’s lineup, “We’ve spent the entire off-season trying to come up with a festival experience that could one-up the magic we conjured last year. I think what we have in store for 2018 will set the bar so high for next year, I’m already getting nervous thinking about how we’ll top this in 2019.” In their 4th consecutive year at Gardner’s Farm, after moving the festival from central Massachusetts, where it began in 2011, Disc Jam has found a venue that feels like home. Scavone explains, “I truly believe that we have been blessed with the perfect festival grounds, beautiful grass beneath our feet, surrounded by rolling hills with picturesque views in all directions.”As the name Disc Jam indicates, this 4-day event features a disc golf element. Festival grounds hold a 27-hole disc golf course, and tournaments for men and women are held throughout the weekend, with cash and prizes from Innova Disc Golf going to the top finishers.Going in style is easy, as VIP packages include options for either hotel or condo style rooms at the beautiful Jiminy Peak Ski Resort just 5 minutes from the venue. On top of the off-site accommodations, the event offers VIP camping areas and a VIP lounge sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, which includes complimentary beer to anyone 21 years or older.The festival features twin Main stages, ensuring nonstop music well into the night. It also features a massive Tent Stage and a Woods Stage which hosts nightly takeovers by NV Concepts, Rezinate, Sermon, and The Rust featuring some of the top names in bass and house music, as well as a nightly Silent Disco hosted by The Wook of Wall Street.You can see the full initial lineup below. Tickets are on sale now. Head to the festival website to grab yours today.Disc Jam 2018 Music Festival Initial LineupLotus • Beats Antique • Galactic • The Motet • Electron • Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig (Acoustic Set) • DJ Logic and Friends (feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz) • Gubbulidis • Kung Fu • Moon Hooch• Aqueous • Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars • Ghost Light • Jo Jo Mayer / Nerve Ghost-Note • Consider The Source • The Nth Power • Yes Darling • Wolf! • Soule Monde • The TAZ Band • Bella’s Bartok • Marbin • Compa/Gantzer • Ryan Dempsey Solo • Big Mean Sound Machine • West End Blend • Dub Apocalypse • The Funky Dawgs Brass Band • Strange Machines • Space Bacon • Escaper • G-Nome Project • The A Beez • Root Shock • Bearly Dead • Formula 5 • Goose • Shwizz • Funktional Flow • Mammal Dap • Floodwood • Blind Owl Band • Swimmer • Of Clocks and Clouds • Cousin Earth • Space Carnival • Of Tomorrow • Harsh Armadillo • Fake Flowers Real Dirt • The Clock Reads • The Wiley Griffin Band • The Mushroom Cloud • Catullus• Lord Electro • Dizgo • Dewpoint • Let’s Be Leonard • CypherDisc Jam 2017 Official Recap Video:[Video: Disc Jam Music Festival]
By SOUTHCOM Bureau of Public Affairs/Edited by Diálogo Staff August 25, 2020 U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Sharon Day delivered three field hospitals, purchased by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), to the Costa Rican government during an official donation ceremony August 24 in San José.The donation of $1.1 million is part of SOUTHCOM’s ongoing assistance to nations responding to the global pandemic in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean and funded by SOUTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP).These field hospitals are equipped with generators and air conditioning. (Photo: U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica)The field hospitals will be delivered to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, the Costa Rican government agency that provides public health services nationwide.A team of civilian trainers will instruct staffs assuming the operation of the transportable hospitals on their assembly, setup, use, disassembly, transportation, and storage.Earlier that week, SOUTHCOM also delivered the first of two field hospitals it will donate to the Dominican Republic.In total, SOUTHCOM will donate 24 field hospitals to 11 countries in the coming weeks.The transportable hospitals will support community health care systems experiencing a high volume of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Though each donation will be based on host-nation needs, most field hospitals will be equipped with generators and air conditioning equipment. They will be delivered ready for requesting governments to staff, equip, and operate. Each field hospital can house up to 40 beds for patients.SOUTHCOM’s support to COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts began in late March, as the first signs of COVID-19 infections emerged and nations requested assistance from the U.S. government.The first phase of SOUTHCOM’s assistance focused on supporting the countries’ immediate response to the pandemic by providing much-needed resources, procured locally, to first responders and health care providers on the front lines of the battle to defeat the virus and save lives. During that initial phase, More than 80 HAP projects donated personal protective equipment, consisting of N-95 masks, gloves, face shields, protective coveralls, and disposable aprons. Medical supplies, medical equipment, and COVID-19 testing supplies were also donated during the initial phase.The field hospitals are among the donations funded in the second phase of SOUTHCOM’s assistance to the region, which is focused on supporting the region’s long-term preparedness and prevention efforts.To date, SOUTHCOM has funded more than 290 HAP projects, purchasing more than $16 million in supplies, equipment, and other vital resources to support the COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts of 28 nations. In total, the U.S. government has provided more than $135 million in COVID-19 response assistance to the region.HAP helps partner nations build their disaster readiness, response, and mitigation capabilities. The program funds infrastructure, equipment, and training to help nations prepare before disasters and crises strike, but also supports countries who request assistance from the U.S. government when they experience health and weather-related emergencies.The countries assisted under HAP so far are Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.
The pairings for the 26th Annual IHSAA Boys and Girls Soccer State Tournaments were drawn and announcedthis evening with 301 boys teams and 272 girls teams set for competition next week.Both tournaments mirror each other beginning with 16 sectionals in each of three classes running Oct. 7-12.Regionals will be played Saturday, Oct. 19, semi-states are Saturday, Oct. 26 at four sites with the winnersadvancing to the state championship matches on Nov. 1-2 in Fishers.092919.SoccerPairingsClass 3A Girls SoccerSectional 12. Mt. Vernon (Fortville) M1: Greenfield-Central vs. Richmond.M2: New Palestine vs. Mt. Vernon (Fortville).M3: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.M4: East Central vs. Shelbyville.Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.Class 2A Girls SoccerSectional 27 @ GreensburgM1: Indianapolis Cathedral vs. Herron.M2: Batesville vs. Beech Grove.M3: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.M4: Greensburg vs. Indianapolis Shortridge.Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.Sectional 28 @ LawrenceburgM1: Lawrenceburg vs. Connersville.M2: Franklin County vs. South Dearborn.M3: Rushville Consolidated vs. M1 winner.Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.Class A Girls SoccerSectional 45 @ Rising Sun M1: South Ripley vs. Switzerland County.M2: Milan vs. Oldenburg Academy.M3: Rising Sun vs. M1 winner.Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.Class 3A Boys SoccerSectional 12 @ East Central M1: Richmond vs. New Palestine.M2: Connersville vs. East Central.M3: Shelbyville vs. Greenfield-Central.M4: Mt. Vernon (Fortville) vs. M1 winner.M5: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.Championship: M4 winner vs. M5 winner.Class 2A Boys SoccerSectional 28 @ Rushville M1: Lawrenceburg vs. Rushville Consolidated.M2: Greensburg vs. South Dearborn.M3: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.M4: Batesville vs. Franklin County.Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.Class A Boys SoccerSectional 44 @ Southwestern ShelbyvilleM1: Morristown vs. Greenwood Christian.M2: Southwestern (Shelbyville) vs. Hauser.M3: Oldenburg Academy vs. M1 winner.Championship: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.Sectional 45 @ Jac-Cen-DelM1: Switzerland County vs. Shawe Memorial.M2: Milan vs. Rising Sun.M3: South Ripley vs. Jac-Cen-Del.M4: Southwestern (Hanover) vs. M1 winner.M5: M2 winner vs. M3 winner.Championship: M4 winner vs. M5 winner.