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

Peruvian Navy Provides Medical, Social Support to Amazon Population

first_imgBy Dialogo August 24, 2015 no comment “An important achievement is that, as a result of the outreach efforts, some 5,000 persons now possess a national identification document, which allows them to access different social support programs offered by the government,” Vice Admiral Javier Gaviola Tejada, General Operational Commander for the Amazon Region and the Fifth Naval Zone, said. Rio Morona and Rio Putumayo I, which entered into service in June. Since the program began, the Navy has held five outreach events in the basins of the Napo and Putumayo Rivers, with each tour lasting about 45 days, during which the PIAS have provided a total of 102,880 medical treatments to residents of both basins. Naval personnel have also administered a wide array of services, including identification registrations, access to scholarships, and educational workshops on topics such as drug use and sex education. “Receiving a pension from the Pensión 65 program allows me to buy food and medicine for my illness. It is a big help for me,” said Arturo Pérez, 77, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and lives in Mangua, in the Loreto region which is only accessible by boat. The PIAS also give many elderly and needy people opportunities to withdraw money by offering ATMs for senior citizens in the Pensión 65 program, which provides a tax-free pension of about $78 every two months to adults older than 65 who live in extreme poverty. Peru’s Navy is playing an important role in helping those who live in extreme poverty in the Amazon region, an area of 782,800 km² that covers 60 percent of the country, has dense vegetation, a variety of climates, and is difficult to access. Since 2013, the Navy has provided support to Amazon populations who don’t have access to basic services because of their communities’ remote locations. Using vessels called Traveling Social Action Platforms (PIAS, for its Spanish acronym), Peruvian authorities are providing comprehensive health, dental, and social services to children and adults, including the elderly. The ATMs installed aboard the PIAS can also facilitate the payment of financial incentives under a national program for direct support to the poorest citizens, called JUNTOS, Spanish for “together”. It provides the country’s neediest families incentives of $62.50 every two months in exchange for a mother’s commitment to bring her minor children to health and educational centers in areas where they live. Rio Napo, constructed in 2013, and the first vessel in its class; Each platform consists of 15 compartments on the first level, where Naval personnel provide health services such as triage, topical treatments, dentistry, telemedicine, ophthalmology, minor surgery, and immunizations, as well as social services. The first level also contains observation theaters and pharmacies. Each of the three PIAS costs about $5.6 million, which includes the infrastructure, the installation of systems, and the acquisition of the equipment necessary for each vessel to operate in accordance with safe navigation standards. center_img Extreme poverty refers to those whose personal expenditures don’t exceed $50.30 per month, which is the cost of the minimal food basket in Peru, according to the National Statistics and Information Technology Institute (INEI). Currently, the Navy has three PIAS: Workers are constructing another PIAS – Rio Putumayo II – at the Naval Industrial Services shipyard in Iquitos, and it will be christened in September. Goal of 12 PIAS Bringing medical and dental treatment and social services to Amazon populations is generating high levels of goodwill and trust from residents in the region, Lt. Velásquez said. Full construction, which includes high-quality finishing, the installation of equipment, and formal testing, both in port and at sea as required by the Peruvian Navy for suitable functioning, will be complete in ten months, Lieutenant José Alberto Velásquez Salcedo, commanding officer of the PIAS Rio Morona, said. The PIAS are organized and directed by the commanding officer and a second in command, while the crew consists of highly trained Navy personnel specializing in navigation, communications, electricity, electronics, propulsion, maintenance, administration, services, and health. Helping the elderly and the needy “The goal is to have 12 vessels on the seven Amazon basins in the next four or five years, distributed along the borders with Ecuador (Napo and Morona Rivers), Colombia (Putumayo River), and Brazil (Yaraví River), as well as in the country’s interior (Ucayali, Marañón, and Tigre Rivers), plus two platforms that will be held in reserve,” Lt. Velásquez added. Optimism and joy “A sense of optimism and joy has awoken in the population receiving benefits,” he added. “We see it at each campaign when the units arrive at the communities, and they come efficiently, jointly, orderly, and free of charge.”last_img read more

SBA to resume accepting PPP loan applications 10:30 ET Monday

first_imgAdministrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications Monday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. President Donald Trump signed legislation Friday authorizing an additional $310 billion for the PPP.“We encourage all approved lenders to process loan applications previously submitted by eligible borrowers and disburse funds expeditiously. All eligible borrowers who need these funds should work with an approved lender to apply,” Carranza and Mnuchin said in a joint statement.According to the SBA, the PPP has supported more than 1.66 million small businesses and protected over 30 million jobs since it began accepting loan applications April 3. Those loans include tens of thousands from credit unions, with early estimates indicating that credit union loans averaged around $64,000 per loan. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more