Beanstalk Music Festival Announces 2017 Dates, Will Return To Rancho Del Rio Site

first_imgThe Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival, hosted by the event’s namesake The Magic Beans, has announced that it will be returning once again to the majestic Rancho Del Rio Vail Valley after a successful first go-round at the site this past summer. Beanstalk organizers have confirmed the event will take place the weekend of June 22nd-25th, 2017, and feature a bevy of activities outside of what is sure to another top-notch lineup, including swimming, tubing, whitewater rafting, hot springs, and miles of hiking/biking trails. There is nothing quite like a Colorado music festival.The Magic of Beanstalk Festival: Supergroups & Collaborations In The Rocky MountainsLast year’s lineup saw The Magic Beans host acts such as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The New Mastersounds, Electron, and several solid super jams and collaborations, one of which being “The Magic Brownies,” which witnessed The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein led a supergroup which consisted of Tom Hamilton, Allen Aucoin and Beans members Scott Hachey and Casey Russel. Expect more of the same this year.Festival Director Ryan Noel discussed, “We couldn’t be more excited to return home at Rancho Del Rio. It’s what the fans wanted and what we wanted in 2016 but couldn’t make it work. We worked hand in hand with Eagle County to ensure we were able to return for 2017. No more shuttles! All the music will take place at Rancho which we’re thrilled about as well. Our ‘Early Bean’ tickets sold out in 48 hours so it’s looking like we’ll have consecutive sell-outs at Rancho as the capacity is super limited. We’ll be announcing artists in a few weeks in 2 waves as well.”And check out The Magic Beans perform two late-night shows in NYC on Dec. 30th and 31st post-Phish at American Beauty, with fellow up and comers Spafford (get tix for the 30th here, and 31st here).For additional festival information, click here.last_img read more

A global financial literacy test finds that just 57% of adults in U.S. are financially literate

first_img 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Can you explain what risk diversification is? Identify the effects of inflation? Know how to calculate interest? If you answered yes to these three questions, you are better off than 43% of Americans and a whopping two-thirds of the world’s population.According to the first-ever S&P Global FinLit Survey, a detailed and comprehensive analysis of worldwide financial literacy by the World Bank, Gallup, and George Washington University, just one-third of the world’s population is financially literate. On a country-by-country basis, Norway, Denmark and Sweden tied for first place, with 71% of their populations ranking as financially literate. At the bottom of the spectrum was Yemen — just 13% of the Yemeni population was deemed financially literate by the S&P survey.The U.S., meanwhile, ranked a less-than-impressive 14th in the world, with 57% of Americans passing the test set before them. continue reading »last_img read more

Construction of flyover seen to trigger temporary traffic gridlock

first_imgDrilon initiated the construction ofthe Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue and the President Corazon Aquino Avenue duringthe Aquino administration. They now serve as main gateways to Iloilo City,easing traffic congestion. MIGEDC was created to formulate,coordinate and monitor programs, projects and activities for the accelerationof the economic growth and development of its member local government units,namely Iloilo City, the municipalities of Oton, San Miguel, Pavia, Leganes, andSanta Barbara in Iloilo province, and Guimaras province. However, the rapid rise of Iloilo andthe influx of tourists, Drilon acknowledged, caused traffic congestionsparticularly during rush hours (from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to7:30 p.m.). The flyover at the intersection of theSen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue and President Corazon Aquino Avenue inBarangay Ungka II, Pavia is one of four that DPWH is building to ease trafficcongestion on mayor points leading in and out of Iloilo City. A rerouting of vehicles could ease thetraffic bottleneck there, according to Jeck Conlu, head of the Public Safetyand Transportation Management Office of the city government. Private vehicles may be made to takealternative routes, he said during yesterday’s meeting of the Metro IloiloGuimaras Economic and Development Council (MIGEDC). ILOILO City – This December theDepartment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) may start constructing a flyoverat the intersection of the Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue and the14-kilometer President Corazon Aquino Avenue in Barangay Ungka II, Pavia, Iloilo.It may worsen the traffic congestion in the area albeit temporarily. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon wholobbied for these flyovers said, “We have to move quickly to solve this trafficcongestion which irks drivers, commuters and tourists. We must prevent beingcompared to Metro Manila and Cebu City in terms of the gravity of traffic. Itwill not be good for the image of the city that we have worked hard on forseveral years.”center_img The 10-lane, 15-kilometer Sen. BenignoAquino Jr. Avenue serves as the main thoroughfare from Iloilo City to theIloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. The three others are at the junctionof Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue and Felix Gorriceta Jr. Avenue in BarangayAganan, Pavia; in Barangay Jibao-an, Pavia going to Mandurriao district ofIloilo City; and at the intersection of the national highway and PresidentCorazon Aquino Avenue in Barangay Buhang, Jaro district. “We will address the trafficcongestion in the area. While traffic is a sign of development, we cannot letit continue as it will affect our reputation as one of the few livable citiesin the country, as well as our bid to make Iloilo a MICE destination,” Drilonsaid The roads are now a commercial strip,dotted by new hotels and business establishment.  Conlu heads the MIGEDC transportationtask force. He had been tasked to prepare a traffic rerouting plan. The Ilonggo senator was referring tohis campaign, together with the Department of Tourism, to position Iloilo aspremier destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibits orMICE./PNlast_img read more