Reefer madness is taking over the entertainment industry, and the latest high-profile name within the music biz to dive into the booming world of cannabis is none other than Mr. Margarita himself, Jimmy Buffett. Announced late last month, the rock singer/guitarist and business mogul will launch his own line of cannabis products, fittingly titled, Coral Reefer.The new line of cannabis products, which is branded in relation to Buffett’s backing band by the same name, will see the “Margaritaville” singer partnering with Surterra Wellness to reach a new generation of music fans who are embracing a much greener lifestyle as the plant sees gradual legalization across the country. Coral Reefer will offer multiple wellness-focused cannabis products for consumers to use, ranging from oils to vape pens, pods, and cartridges.Related: David Crosby Spent 4/20 Getting Stoned While Trolling Fans Of The DoorsNames of the various products sold under Buffett’s new line include “Cabana Daydreamin’,” “Surfin’ In A Hurricane,” “Seas The Day,” and “Tiderider Premium.” Fans and cannabis users can purchase the musician’s new line of products exclusively at the 20+ Surterra Wellness centers across the sunny state of Florida. Cannabis distributors/retailers in California and Nevada will also begin selling Coral Reefer products in the near future as well.“It never dawned on me that Coral Reefer would be anything other than a cool name for a tropical band born out of the Key West lifestyle in the mid-70s,” Buffett said in a statement to go with the April announcement. “But life is supposed to be about having fun and staying healthy enough to enjoy it. I think Coral Reefer will help a lot of folks do that.”“The Coral Reefer brand reflects our intention to give consumers access to high-quality wellness and cannabis-based products through best-in-class partnerships with people and organizations that reflect our standards and values,” Surterra Chairman/CEO William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr. also added. “Jimmy and his team share our commitment to quality and the belief that individuals can find personal wellness through the relief enhancing benefits and healing properties of cannabis.”Buffett and Surterra also plan on expanding the list of products under the brand to soon include edibles, topicals, pre-rolls, and CBD only formulas.Buffett was in New Orleans recently, where he performed for fans from around the country who were in town to celebrate this year’s Jazz Fest. Fans can catch Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers on tour throughout the summer. Tickets and info for his 2019 performance schedule can be found here. Fans can also head to the Coral Reefer website for more info on his latest business venture.Coral Reefer Vaporizer Formulations:Seas the Day: A CBD-dominant blend that offers a gentle calming effect to help you breathe in, breathe out, and move on from the tension of your day.Cabana Daydreamin’: A fresh evening breeze that delivers a balanced blend of CBD and THC for full body relaxation.Stories We Could Tell: A relaxing THC-rich blend to help you manage pain without drowsiness so you can be present with friends and family.Surfin’ in a Hurricane: a THC only formula that can help manage acute pain and bring sunshine to your stormy day.
Bumbershoot will return to Seattle, WA’s Seattle Center for its annual event, set for August 30th-September 1st over Labor Day Weekend.On Monday, the three-day music and arts festival announced its 2019 lineup, with The Lumineers, Tyler, the Creator, Rezz, Louis The Child, H.E.R., Jai Wolf, LP, and Taking Back Sunday topping the bill. Bumbershoot will also see musical performances by Hippie Sabotage, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alina Baraz, Summer Walker, Clairo, Rival Sons, Bob Moses, Snow Tha Product, Reignwolf, Arizona, Alec Benjamin, and many more. There’s also one headlining artist that is yet to be announced.In addition to the expansive musical lineup, Bumbershoot will host a variety of comedy & conversation, arts & culture, and culinary panels and events.A variety of different ticket options go on sale this Wednesday, June 5th at 10 a.m. (PST) here.See below for the festival’s full lineup and head to Bumbershoot’s website for more information.
A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone and extremely light on policy.The negativity was not unique to the 2016 election cycle but instead part of a pattern in place since the 1980s and one that is not limited to election coverage. “A healthy dose of negativity is unquestionably a good thing,” writes Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, and the study’s author. “Yet an incessant stream of criticism has a corrosive effect. It needlessly erodes trust in political leaders and institutions and undermines confidence in government and policy,” resulting in a media environment full of false equivalencies that can mislead voters about the choices they face.This is the final report of a multi-part research series analyzing news coverage of candidates and issues during the 2016 presidential election. The study tracks news coverage from the second week of August 2016 to the day before Election Day.
Consumer and Employer Leadership Explored atBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Issues ConferenceBurlington, VT — Employee health incentives, better management of chronic illnesses, new provider payment structures, and integration of mental and medical health care were among a variety of strategies proposed Wednesday by a panel of national experts who met in Burlington to discuss ways to improve health care and at the same time hold down health care costs.The experts highlighted a half-day conference held as part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermonts annual health issues symposium series. Nearly 300 Vermonters attended, including employers, health care providers, legislators and consumers.Keynote speaker Ian Morrison, an internationally known author, consultant and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning, addressed the changing environment surrounding consumer involvement in health care. Morrison explained that information necessary for useful provider quality ratings is inadequate today but will improve dramatically in the next five years. Morrison cited pay for performance as holding great promise as a reimbursement strategy for improving our health care system. Morrison also identified e-business as a key factor in system improvement in the future.Other panelists included Michael Samuelson of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Islands Health and Wellness Initiative, Alex R. Rodriguez, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Magellan Health Services, Sharon Moffat, Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health, and Harvey Yorke, President and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care.Michael Samuelson focused on the role of the individual in partnership with employers, providers and health plans. He effectively used personal experiences to illuminate trends in health care that rely on greater personal involvement.Dr. Rodriguez outlined the role that depression plays in overall heath status, and the importance of mental health care as a priority in any effective health care system.Harvey Yorke described a useful and innovative strategy for employers to emphasize preventive health while simultaneously holding down costs. Yorkes hospital has created and implemented an incentive program for its employees that rewards employees financially for incorporating self-responsibility for practicing healthy behaviors. The incentive, Yorke told conference participants, is to decrease the amount that the employee contributes to the cost of the health insurance premium as the employees level of compliance with health criteria increases.Sharon Moffat concluded the conference agenda with an overview of key initiatives the states health department is pursuing to improve health status. Foremost among those projects is a chronic care initiative underway to reform the way the health care system approaches chronic illness.The program was moderated by WCAX-TV Channel 3 news co-anchor and medical reporter, Sera Congi. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont President and CEO William R. Milnes, Jr. welcomed the conference participants and introduced the program.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.(End)
By Dialogo May 15, 2009 Today the United States was chosen for the first time to be a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC), a body that monitors the human rights situation in the world and which up until now had been ignored by Washington. The UN General Assembly elected the U.S., Norway, and Belgium to fill three seats on the group of Western European and Other States, while Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay succeeded in being re-elected to the Latin American and Caribbean bloc. These six countries had secured their election because they did not face any competition for the three seats available to each group. A similar situation occurred for the five seats for Asia, in which China, Bangladesh, and Jordan managed to be re-elected, while Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan were elected to be part of the body. Furthermore, in the group of Eastern Europe, Russia and Hungary managed to secure the two available places at Azerbaijan’s expense. In Africa, the other bloc with more candidates than open seats, Senegal, Nigeria, Mauritius, Djibouti, and Cameroon won more votes than Kenya. The U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, was pleased by the support obtained in the General Assembly for Washington’s decision to “again play a meaningful leadership role in multilateral organizations.” “Although we know that the Human Rights Council is a flawed organization which has not complied fully with its mission, we intend to work with other countries to reform it from within,” said the diplomat at the end of the meeting. Rice said that the Council members are elected for terms of three years, and, therefore, the winners of these elections will have the opportunity to participate in the review of the body’s structure and procedures to be held in 2011. The administration of President George W. Bush flatly refused to participate in the HRC, which has its headquarters in Geneva, and voted against its creation in May 2006, considering it to be dominated by countries that violate human rights. The Mexican ambassador to the UN, Claude Heller, also welcomed the election of his country for another three-year term. The endorsement made in the General Assembly “confirms the important role that Mexico has played in the Human Rights Council and its strong commitment to human rights,” he added. The HRC was created on March 15, 2006 by the UN General Assembly to replace the Commission on Human Rights, which was abolished after 60 years of work due to the crisis of legitimacy that had risen due to decisions that were seen by as prejudiced, unbalanced and politicized. The Council is an intergovernmental body that is part of the United Nations system and is composed of 47 member states responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights in the world.
December 15, 2002 Regular News The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division’s January Governmental Symposium will focus on the impending state takeover of funding for trial courts.“Imagine going to your courthouse on Thursday, July 1, 2004, only to find that it now closes two days per week as part of a draconian cost reduction program,” said YLD Representative John Stewart of Vero Beach, who is chairing the symposium. “Or, you or your client seek the assistance of a court-funded victim assistance program only to find that the court made an across the board 40 percent reduction in its work force as part of another severe cost reduction program.”Stewart said those are some of the ideas floating around as the state prepares to take over as the major funding source for the trial court system.“Young lawyers have a stake in this debate and should use every opportunity to talk about the issue before its implementation,” Stewart said.That’s why the YLD has organized a symposium to discuss Article 5, Revision 7, which is set for January 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ponte Vedra Inn near Jacksonville.Bar President-elect Miles McGrane will provide the opening remarks and then Rep. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, will moderate a panel discussion on court funding featuring Bar President Tod Aronovitz; Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., of Orange County; John Ricco of the Florida Association of Counties; and Kent Spuhler, executive director of Florida Legal Services.Those interested in attending the symposium should contact Stewart at (772) 231-3500, or [email protected], by January 3. Attendees will be awarded 2 hours of intermediate CLE credit. YLD to study Art. V funding YLD to study Art. V funding
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He added that the task force would rearrange the layout of the stalls to comply with physical distancing measures.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo asked mayors and regents to forcibly close shopping centers including malls, supermarkets and traditional markets that did not apply strict COVID-19 precautions.“We don’t want any more clusters from shopping centers. So I hope regional heads would not hesitate to close any shopping center that does not adhere to the health protocol,” Ganjar said. According to the official government count as of Friday, there are 1,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Central Java, with 70 deaths. (aly)Topics : The Semarang city administration in Central Java has temporarily shut down the Kobong traditional market as 26 people tested positive for COVID-19 after rapid tests were carried out in the market.Semarang COVID-19 Task Force spokesperson Fravarta Sadman said the market would be closed for six days starting Saturday.”We will disinfect and sterilize the market. We hope the market will be free from contamination by the time we reopen it,” he said.
Whelan sustained the injury during the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Germany in Gelsenkirchen on October 14, forcing him off after 54 minutes of the Euro 2016 qualifier. The 30-year-old subsequently missed Stoke’s 2-1 victory over Swansea on Saturday, and is now unlikely to return until early December. Press Association Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg. It means Whelan will also miss Ireland’s group game with Scotland on November 14, along with a number of Stoke fixtures. City manager Mark Hughes said: “He got a kick on the outside of his leg, and there is a slight fracture there. “He’s not been put into a plaster cast. We’re going to try and manage it without that because Glenn feels he’ll get back sooner. “But the likelihood is he’s going to be out for four to six weeks I’d imagine, which is a blow for Glenn obviously because he is a big part of what we’re doing, and we’ll miss him. “He’s been playing really well of late, but we’ll get him back as soon as we can. “As for Ireland, knowing Glenn he’ll try and make himself available, but my feeling is the game will be too soon for him. “You have to let nature take it course. With fractures you have to give them enough time to heal.”