Trampled By Turtles, Devil Makes Three & Elephant Revival Teamed Up For Derby Eve Extravaganza

first_imgLoad remaining images Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three and Elephant Revival raced into Louisville, KY last Friday night, May 6th, to help kick off the festivities surrounding the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Many memorable shows have been held on Derby Eves past, and this roots and Americana triple bill was a sure fit for the state that birthed the name “Bluegrass.” Gathering together a sold out crowd at the scenic Iroquois Amphitheater, the family friendly event saw music fans of all ages dancing in the aisles and singing to the stars.The evening’s first act, Elephant Revival is fresh off releasing their new album Petals, and shared an upbeat set of tunes from their entire catalog. The band’s versatility was on display as almost all of the players exchanged instruments and roles throughout their forty-five minute set.  The youngest fans in the audience flocked to the rail and delighted in singing along with Elephant Revival’s more upbeat and joyous fare.  Mandolinist Erik Berry from TBT couldn’t resist the pull of the music either, popping out to join Dango Rose for an all too brief duet.The Devil Makes Three have come a long way from their Southern Californian (by way of Vermont) beginnings to international acclaim. The trio brought additional musicians out for their tour with Trampled By Turtles, and the added drums and strings did a perfect job of enriching but not overpowering the sound that they’ve worked so hard to perfect.  Though the band’s fans are aching for new material, they were overjoyed at the show, singing along with every song as they packed shoulder to shoulder along the stage front. Closing their musical stanza, frontman Pete Bernhard offered some terrible advice for picking horses and kind words for the city itself that drew cheers and laughs which, along with the smoking songs they shared, surely earned The Devil Makes Three some enthusiastic new fans.The evening’s headliners, Trampled By Turtles, demonstrated the confidence they’ve earned over a decade plus of relentless touring and recording.  Their releases have dominated the Billboard bluegrass charts over that time, at one point holding the number one position for a year straight.  The fanatical loyalty they receive from their nation of fans is amazing to watch.  A brief sampling of the fans who made their way up to the front of the stage revealed attendees from fourteen different states, some from as far away as Alaska, in town for the race and their favorite band.  When the lights dimmed and the band took the stage the howls and cheers of appreciation were deafening.While over two hundred thousand people placed bets at Churchill Downs during Derby weekend, in the end there was only one sure thing…that fans of bluegrass who managed to get tickets to the Trampled By Turtles, Devil Makes Three and Elephant Revival show won by a mile! Check out a few more pictures and a full gallery from the show below.last_img read more

AIDS at 30: Hard lessons and hope

first_imgThirty years after the first official reports about HIV/AIDS, we look back on the human devastation and forward to a changed social landscape. The infection has killed more people so far than has any other discrete epidemic, except for the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 and the Black Death of the Middle Ages. It has destroyed individuals, families, and societies. Yet HIV/AIDS has also raised public health to new levels of science, conscience, and innovation. Review editor Madeline Drexler asked distinguished Harvard School of Public Health faculty and alumni where the epidemic has taken us and where it is headed.Q: HIV/AIDS has been one of the most catastrophic epidemics in all of history. Despite this tragic human toll, are there ways in which HIV/AIDS changed public health for the better?Fineberg: Yes, because it was the beginning of a new understanding of global health—a commonality of risk and burden. The U.S. as a wealthy country and Uganda as a developing country: both faced the same disease problem, though in different ways. At the World Health Organization, Jonathan Mann, who would later join the School as founding director of the FXB Center, also helped define a new way of thinking about public health. He tried desperately to mobilize the world, awaken the world, to this looming disaster. He repeatedly described the inseparable nature of health and human rights.Follow story link to read full Q&A. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Mothers and Sons Star Tyne Daly Looks Back on 50 Years of Playing Mamas

first_img What are your memories of making your Broadway debut [in That Summer – That Fall in 1967] ? I heard someone the other day talking about playing the St. James, and I thought, “That’s my theater!” [Laughs.] But it’s important for me to avoid nostalgia. As I say in my cabaret act, “Memory lane is not my favorite street!” What do you love about being back in New York City?  Many more people saw me on TV than will ever get to see me on stage, but I do love being in the same room as the people I’m telling the story to. I could be a tourist in this town for the rest of my days. I find the city very exciting. How does it feel to have a role written for you? To feel that I have in some way been a catalyst to his creativity is really amazing. And intimidating! [Laughs.] I’ve been doing this a very long time and sometimes it’s a challenge and sometimes it’s a job and sometimes it’s a wow. This one is a wow for me. Did Terrence McNally just call you up and tell you he had a role for you? We had a very good time on Master Class, and indeed, he did call me up. On the fifth of July I was hanging with some friends by the pool, and I got a call on my cell phone. He said, “Hello, this is Terrence McNally,” and I sort of said, “Oh, uh, hello, uh, Terrence McNally!” [Laughs.] I was totally startled. It Shoulda Been You is coming to New York—it’s been a few years since you’ve starred in a Broadway musical, are you ready? Geez, I hope so. [Laughs.] It’s a different kind of assignment now, but that’s a very fun piece. It’s lighthearted, and I think that will be a lovely balancing for this year. There are good jokes in Mothers and Sons, but bottom line, the play’s no good unless you laugh and cry. It has to be both. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014 Really? Absolutely! I remember when I had two little kids, I was visiting my mom [actress Hope Daly], and we were getting into her old Volkswagen, and I thought, once upon a time, she was my age and had two little kids, and she was doing the best she could. And all of a sudden she became a human being to me. Mothers have gotten a lot of hate and they still do, but they bear a closer look. For me, they bear a second and third and fourth look. Do you enjoy playing mothers? I think mothers get a raw deal in American culture, so I’ve been defending them. I have three daughters and I know that as they become mothers, they got a lot more gentle towards me! Throughout her five-decade career, Tyne Daly has played a wide range of memorable matriarchs, from a meddling mom in Gypsy to a multitasking mom in Cagney & Lacey to a grieving mom in Rabbit Hole—so it seems apropos that when playwright Terrence McNally decided to write a role especially for the Tony-winning actress, he made her a mama. In the stirring new drama Mothers and Sons, Daly plays Katharine, a conflicted mother who visits the New York apartment of her late son’s partner (played by Frederick Weller), who is now married to another man (Bobby Steggert). Broadway.com chatted with Daly about why she finds her new role intimidating, her favorite thing about New York City and memories of her own mother. Related Showscenter_img Star Files See Daly in Mothers and Sons at the Golden Theatre. Mothers and Sons Your personal politics are so different from Katharine’s—how do you approach playing such a conflicted character? My job always is to play a person, not to judge her. This is a lesson that I learned a long time ago. Gordon Davidson was directing Black Angel, a play about a Nazi war criminal and his wife, and he raged at me one day, “Will you quit judging this woman and just play her?” It was a wonderful key to the work. No, I’m not a Republican, I didn’t have a loveless marriage, and I didn’t have a bad time being pregnant. There’s a lot of stuff that Katharine and I don’t have in common, but what we do have in common is more important. View Comments How do you unwind after the show? I do games of solitaire when I get home to quiet my spirits. I used to think I was going to be a nun to the theater when I was 17. It was going to be the theater or nothing. Then I saw this man named Georg Stanford Brown across a room and I thought, “Oh golly, there’s the father of my children, I’d better go introduce myself.” But now that my grown-up kids and my grandchildren are on the other coast, I have more time and space. How did Mothers and Sons come about? I was asked by [producing director] Jed Bernstein to do a fundraiser for the Bucks County Playhouse, which is where I earned the second half of my Equity card. I was at Bucks in 1963—50, count ‘em, 50 years ago. I did a reading of Love Letters with James Earl Jones, and at the end, Jed said to me, “Would you ever think of coming back to do a play in the summer?” He said he was approaching Terrence McNally. In under a year, he had written Mothers and Sons. Tyne Dalylast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s a History Maker & More

first_img Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Star Filescenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Miranda’s a History MakerLin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of gargantuan Broadway hit Hamilton, will be honored alongside Ron Chernow at the New York Historical Society’s Annual History Makers Gala. It was Chernow’s biography of the founding father, of course, that inspired Miranda (whilst on an inflatable pool lounger) to pen the show. The event will take place on November 9 at the very swish Cipriani Wall Street and is set to feature a chat with the honorees moderated by Charlie Rose.Downton’s Michelle Dockery Quits DonmarBig switcheroo at London’s Donmar Warehouse. Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has withdrawn from Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Elaine Cassidy (Fathers and Sons) has been tapped to take on the role of Madame de Tourvel in her stead. The revival of Christopher Hampton’s classic will begin previews on December 11, open on December 17 and play through February 13, 2016. Annoyed you won’t be able to get across the pond to see all that sex, intrigue and betrayal? Those trusty folks over at National Theatre Live will broadcast the production to movie theaters on January 28.Broadway Press Agents Switch It UpAn interesting nugget of Broadway business news that has caught the Main Stem’s attention today. Publicist Rick Miramontez and a number of his staffers at O&M Company (who have masterminded the Tony campaigns for the past three Best Musical winners: Fun Home, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Kinky Boots) have joined national public relations firm DKC. The new entity will be known as DKC/O&M, with the idea being that clients will now have a one-stop-shop for all their screlting, crisis management, marketing and government affairs needs.Dame Maggie Smith is Oscar-BaitIt’s the time of year when potential Oscar-winning movies start making their presence felt. Right up there in contention is the silver screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith. The Tony and Oscar winner (and Downton Abbey Dowager) appears as a real-life homeless woman in the film, which will receive an awards-qualifying run in New York and L.A. on December 4. Check out the latest trailer below, which includes more of Tony winner James Corden’s scene-stealing cameo.last_img read more

Groundhog Day Shifts Opening Date on Broadway

first_img Groundhog Day Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! After a bit of a switcheroo with the producing team, Broadway.com has confirmed that the Andy Karl-led tuner, which received rapturous reviews in London, remains Main Stem-bound. However, the stage adaptation of the 1993 film is no longer confirmed to be starting previews on January 23, 2017 and officially opening on March 9.Directed by Matthew Warchus, the musical features a score by Matilda scribe Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the original film). The production is currently playing at the Old Vic, with Karl as Phil and Carlyss Peer as Rita.Groundhog Day follows TV weather man Phil (played by Bill Murray in the film), who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of a coworker. Star Files Andy Karl in ‘Groundhog Day’ at The Old Vic(Photo: Manuel Harlan) View Commentscenter_img Andy Karl Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Related Showslast_img read more

July 1, 2005 News and Notes

first_imgJuly 1, 2005 News and Notes News and Notes Justice Peggy A. Quince of the Florida Supreme Court was recently presented the Richard W. Ervin Equal Justice Award by The Capital City Bar Presidents Council for her work to promote professionalism, civility, and collegiality through her personal involvement in local Tallahassee area bar associations. Donna M. Greenspan of Edwards & Angell received special commendation from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association for exemplary pro bono service to Palm Beach County. Douglas A. Kelly of Holland & Knight in Orlando was appointed chair of the ABA’s Young Lawyer’s Division – Bankruptcy Law Committee for 2005-2006. C. Carolina Maluje of Albareda, Rosso, Maluje & Nies recently returned from Cairo, Egypt, where she administered for SUNSGLOW, a symposium held for judges and legal advisors on “Legal and Judicial Reform.” Lee H. Rightmyer of Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg was chosen to serve as president-elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Jed Frankel of Phillips, Eisinger & Brown in Hollywood spoke at Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell’s Third Annual Legal Seminar on the topic of disputes and problems arising in real estate transactions. Additionally, Frankel spoke at the Florida Condominium Law 2005 seminar on the topic of operation and regulation of condominiums. Kamilah L. Perry of Carlton Fields in Tampa received the President’s Award from the George Edgecomb Bar Association. Jeffrey Feulner recently lectured at a seminar for the Institute for Paralegal Education, focusing on the use of advanced Internet research strategies in the practice of law. Mark A. Danzi with Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke at the AIJA Conference, Going Private in a Public World, in New York City. David Pratt, of Pratt & Bucher in Boca Raton spoke at the ABA Tax Section meeting in Washington D.C.; his topic was “A Primer on the Preparation of Federal Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Returns.” Thomas A. Snow of Carlton Fields in Tampa was elected vice president of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Ronald Albert, Jr. , of Holland & Knight in Miami Beach was installed as chair of the Young Presidents of Mount Sinai Medical. Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson was recognized by three organizations for its pro bono services. The firm received the Outstanding Law Firm Award given by the Miami-Dade Put Something Back program; the Law Firm of the Year Award given by Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Inc. and Broward Lawyers Care; and the Law Firm Leadership Award given by Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Majorie A. Baron of Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services was elected to a second term as chair of the board of trustees of the Children’s Home Society. Kenneth E. Keechl of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale was elected president of the Dolphin Democratic Caucus. Jane Gordon of Page, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose in West Palm Beach presented a seminar titled “Contractual Relationships for Artists” hosted by the Armory Art Center and Attorneys for the Arts. Gordon also presented the ethics panel for CLA certification hosted by the Palm Beach Paralegal Association. Michael T. Moore of Moore & Co. was elected port director for the Port Everglades and the Port of Miami by the directors of the Southeast Admiralty Law Institute. Andrea Zelman of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was elected to the board of directors of A Gift for Teaching of Tampa. Scott P. Chitoff, Quentin E. Morgan, and Alan L. Raines of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum were elected to the board of directors of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Broward County Bar Association. Robert E. Mansbach, Jr., of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe in Orlando was appointed to the board of directors for Lutheran Counseling Services of Florida. Dan Casey and Elizabeth Yñigo of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham were honored for their pro bono work by the Dade County Bar Association and “Put Something Back.” John P. Cardillo was named the 2005 Naples Daily News Outstanding Citizen. Matthew Klecka of the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office hosted Richard Cornelius Berkhout of the Netherlands Ministry of Finance, as part of the Miami Council for International Visitors and the U.S. State Department’s International Leadership Program. H.T. Smith of Miami was appointed to the Miami-Dade County School Board Attorney Selection Committee. Trent H. Cotney of Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty & Hooker in Tampa was elected to the board of directors for the West Coast Roofing Contractor’s Association. Joel E. Roberts with GrayRobinson in Orlando was appointed to serve as an associate director for Florida Citrus Sports. Lloyd Monroe of Coppins Monroe Adkins Dincman & Spellman in Tallahassee presented the defense opening statement at the American Board of Trial Advocates’ “Masters in Trial” seminar. Patricia H. Thompson of Carlton Fields was elected to the Board of Directors of the American College of Construction Lawyers. In addition, Thompson is also the co-chair of the Insurance/Surety Law Standing Committee for the American College of Construction Lawyers. Mark C. Anderson of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Ft. Myers was appointed to the Attorney Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court’s Historical Committee (Middle District of Florida). David G. Hanlon of GrayRobinson in Tampa was presented the 2005 Herb Goldberg Award by the Trial Lawyers’ Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Rochelle A. Reback and Sylvia Walbolt were the winners of the 2005 William Reece Smith, Jr., Public Service Award presented by Stetson University College of Law. Judge Peter Blanc of the 15th Judicial Circuit was named Jurist of the Year by the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s North County Section. Eric Buermann of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush, as a representative to the Miami River Commission. Stephen F. Rossman of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier in Miami gave a presentation at the National Board of Directors Meeting and Educational Conference of the U.S. Lifesaving Association. His topic was “Liability and Responsibility.” Charles Baumberger of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier in Miami spoke at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers presentation on jury selection, “2005 Voir Dire Seminar: Brainstorming with the Masters.” Jed Frankel of Phillips, Eisinger & Brown in Hollywood spoke at Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell’s Third Annual Legal Seminar on the topic of disputes and problems arising in real estate transactions. Additionally, Frankel spoke at the Florida Condominium Law 2005 seminar on the topic of operation and regulation of condominiums. Gary M. Bagliebter of Shutts & Bowen was appointed by the Hollywood City Commission as a member of the General Obligation Bond Oversight Advisory Committee as vice chair. Laura L. Mall of Christine D. Hanley & Associates in West Palm Beach received a special commendation from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinator Association for her pro bono work in 2004. David W. Henry of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist presented “Depositions, EOU’s and Other Legal Fun” for the North Carolina Insurance Agent’s Association. Ervin A. Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Eidson co-authored Practice Guide on Florida Civil Procedure published by LexisNexis. Michael Rosenberg of Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg spoke at the Boca Raton Tax Institute on “A Walk Through the U.S. Estate and Gift Tax Rules Applicable to Foreign Persons with Special Emphasis on the Qualified Domestic Trust Marital Deduction Complexities.” Additionally, Rosenberg spoke at the FICPA monthly Dade County chapter meeting on “A Private Letter Ruling Story (Based on a Client’s Bad Debt Deduction).” Jonathan Klick was named the Jeffrey A. Stoops Professor at Florida State University College of Law. Tiffani Lee of Holland & Knight in Miami was resently installed as president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association. Christine A. Donoghue with the Tampa office of GrayRobinson was recently elected to serve on the Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Directors. She will serve a two-year term on the board. July 1, 2005 News & Noteslast_img read more

Cybersecurity: Where is your weakness?

first_imgIf you were one of the millions that received an email from LinkedIn in the past 2 weeks informing you that you had to reset your password, you are part of the latest cybersecurity attack to make the news. The phrase “to make the news” is crucial wording when discussing “the latest” cyber attack, because it has become quite obvious there are a multitude of attacks occurring daily and many have yet to be uncovered. It is clear that finding your credit union’s critical data and network weaknesses are imperative.Debbie Matz, former NCUA chairman, was quoted multiple times declaring that cyber threats were her biggest concern for credit unions.  “Attackers today are increasingly targeting the banking or financial institutions directly for quicker, larger gain,” says Corey Nachreiner, director of security strategy at Watchguard, a network security firm.” According to Dell SecureWorks, “The criminals responsible are looking at new targets that may not have the same levels of security personnel and anti-fraud systems as the big banks. Criminals thus see greener targets and a higher chance of success [at community banks and credit unions].”Enforcing complex passwords should not be so… Complex!Cyber criminals are getting more thrifty in their attacks, getting more money with less effort.  They are deploying tactics that, to the outside observer, seem too easy, as they are finding the weakest links to be as simple as employee passwords. For instance, criminals were able to steal account information from credit bureau giant Equifax earlier this month by simply guessing employee’s default pin codes. ADP was also victimized in a similar fashion, with criminals posing and logging in as employees to steal ADP’s customer’s data, partly due to poor enforcement of password policies. Once the data on the individuals is gathered, it is sold for large sums of money to other bad guys. Companies should have policies in place to ensure security, such as requiring complex passwords and pin codes of their employees, to avoid employee data being stolen and exploited. While most people and companies know this to be the case, it is surprising how few enforce it. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Why Arsenal are confident they will not have to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a big-money move from Arsenal to the Chinese Super League (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are confident they are in a position to resist any interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chinese Super League clubs, despite missing out on Champions League qualification.A calamitous end of season capitulation saw Unai Emery’s team finish outside the top four in the Premier League, and a shambolic performance against Chelsea in last week’s Europa League resulted in Arsenal missing out altogether on a return to Europe’s elite club competition.As a result, Emery will be forced to work with a modest transfer budget this summer, one that is only likely to be inflated should he be able to sell some of his more valuable assets.AdvertisementAdvertisementMesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi have been made available, but Arsenal are determined to keep hold of last season’s top goalscorer.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAubameyang was close to joining Guangzhou Evergrande in a £62million move before he joined the Gunners 18 months ago and has reportedly been the recipient of a £300,000-a-week offer.The Gabon international, who turns 30 later this month, has scored 41 goals in 65 appearances since his club record move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal and has two years left on his current deal.According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are not prepared to enter into fresh negotiations over a new deal, but are confident a clause which rewards him with a £3.75m loyalty bonus for every season he completes at the Emirates will be enough to offset the riches on offer in China. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Jun 2019 11:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Why Arsenal are confident they will not have to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Comment Arsenal are also desperate to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike partner Alexandre Lacazette (Picture: Twitter)Arsenal are also fending off interest in Aubameyang’s strike partner, Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with both Barcelona and Ateltico Madrid.‘If the club is really happy with me and I’m happy, I will stay. In France, they say 27, 28 is one of the best ages in your career,’ he said last week.‘I wish it is not the last [good season] at Arsenal and I hope I will be better and better in the next years.‘I am feeling good. I play more with Unai and have more confidence with him. Even if I can just say ‘thank you’ to Wenger because he brought me into this big club, but I feel better with Unai.‘I finished well and I hope the long break is not going to kill me. I work in training to be ready.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal last_img read more

Turn your pet into part of your home styling

first_imgSleeping products can still be stylish.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoYou could go with custom made furniture with interesting designs to hold food bowls, cat litter trays or accessories.Vault Interiors are a big lover of Jonathon Adler designs which show that practical pet design can definitely be stylish too, putting pet accessories on display as part of your home. Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.MATCHING your pet to your home is becoming a “thing” as home fashion steps it up a notch.Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.“As a pet lover and owner, I know how important it is to make sure your pet feels comfortable and part of the family home,” Ms Wilson said.“Just because your place needs to be pet friendly, there is absolutely no need to compromise on style or quality! Match your decor to your puppy.“There are so many options for integrating your pets into your home, and trends show pet owners are now being bolder than ever before to make a big statement when it comes to pet styling.”Here are Ms Wilson’s tips for getting your home pet styled:1. Designer AccessoriesWe know that no matter how much money you spend on your pet’s bed, they will always choose your lap, face or your bed over their own. However, it’s worth a try to get them to find their sleeping spot, and when they do it may as well be a stylish one. Furniture that works for both your interior design and your pet.2. Pet-Friendly FurnitureFabrics with patterns are a good option to consider for hiding evidence of pet fur. It can help to camouflage the fur as well as marks and stains.Leather is a pet owners friend, it’s somewhat resistant to odour and it doesn’t attract pet fur. Stains, spills and fur wipe off easily with a cloth. If your dog does happen to leave a scratch, you can usually buff it out.Go for hard-wearing leather over a soft and delicate one, and choose distressed leather; it will draw less attention to scratches and scuffs.Scotchguard upholstered furniture, use slipcovers for couches and throw blankets for protection.Avoid chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk, and tweed. Cuteness can still be stylish.3. The Right Pet For Your HomeHardwood and carpet floors call for smaller pets, which won’t scratch or dirty it. If you have stone, tile or laminate flooring, you could be coming home with a big furry friend and not have to worry about scratches or damage.If you are at getting a pet but don’t have any specifications, you will want to look at your home design to see what best suits. If you have a light lounge sofa set, a black cat probably won’t be the best idea. A fish tank or aquarium is a great low maintenance option as it acts as a design focal point and animal companion.last_img read more

Calatrava posts highest COVID cases in NegOcc

first_imgAbout one in six people, the WHO said, become seriously ill. The elderly and people with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, or chronic respiratory conditions, are at a greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19./PN According to the WHO, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Of the 268 COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, 192 of these were locally stranded individuals and 39 were repatriated overseas workers.There were also 20 domestic cases and 10 frontliners who got infected.The patients were mostly males. A total of 234 cases are asymptomatic and 34 symptomatic. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The municipality of Calatrava has the most number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases among towns and cities in Negros Occidental, data from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) showed. Aside from Calatrava, the cities of Sagay, Escalante and Himamaylan recorded 19 COVID-19 cases each.The cities of Bago and San Carlos followed with 16 cases each; Talisay City, 14; Cadiz City, 13; Hinobaan; 12; Silay City and La Castellana, 11 each; and Cauayan and Binalbagan, 10 each.Meanwhile, Candoni, Ilog and Don Salvador Benedicto reported one case each. WHO said about 80 percent of people who get COVID-19 experience a mild case – about as serious as a regular cold – and recover without needing any special treatment. Some patients may also have a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and aches and pains or diarrhea. Some people report losing their sense of taste and/or smell. PHO’s July 19 data bared that Calatrava logged a total of 21 COVID-19 infections. These cases were 7.84 percent of the 268 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic.last_img read more