Peach Fest Finalizes Lineup With Gov’t Mule And Dozens Of Artist Additions

first_imgThe Peach Music Festival wowed jam fans with a great initial lineup announcement several months ago, and today the festival has revealed their final lineup for this year’s event. Taking place from August 11-14 at Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA, the headliners for the event remain unchanged: Trey Anastasio Band, Gregg Allman, The String Cheese Incident, and a collaborative Gregg Allman Incident set.The new lineup features some work from Warren Haynes, who will not only bring Gov’t Mule to the festival but will also play a “Wake Up With Warren” solo set to get things rockin’ in the morning. Further additions include Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Blackberry Smoke, Toots & the Maytals, Railroad Earth, Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets), Twiddle, Cabinet, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Pimps of Joytime, American Babies, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Consider the Source, The Magic Beans, and so many more!Check out the full finalized lineup below, and head to the Peach Fest website for details.last_img read more

Fast-food diet ‘linked to asthma’

first_img Sharing is caring! 20 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Fast food often contains high levels of “unhealthy” fatEating fast food three times a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children, say researchers who have looked at global disease and dietary patterns. Data from more than 500,000 children in more than 50 countries suggests poor diet may be to blame for rising levels of these allergy-related conditions. Those who ate fast food, such as take-away burgers, risked severe asthma, eczema and itchy, watery eyes.Eating plenty of fruit appears to be protective, Thorax journal reports. Fast food often contains high levels of saturated- and trans-fatty acids, which are known to affect immunity, while fruit is rich in antioxidants and other beneficial compounds, say the researchers.In the study, children in their early teens who ate three or more weekly servings of fast food had a 39% increased risk of severe asthma. Six- and seven-year-olds had a 27% increased risk. Eating three or more portions of fruit a week cut the risk of severe asthma, eczema and rhinoconjunctivitis by between 11% and 14%. The study authors, Prof Innes Asher, from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Prof Hywel Williams, from the University of Nottingham in the UK, said: “If the associations between fast foods and the symptom prevalence of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema is causal, then the findings have major public health significance owing to the rising consumption of fast foods globally.” Generally, people with asthma do not have to follow a special diet.In some cases, certain foods, such as cow’s milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, yeast products, nuts, and some food colourings and preservatives, can make symptoms worse.Malayka Rahman of Asthma UK, said research suggests that a person’s diet may contribute to their risk of developing asthma and that eating healthily may have a beneficial effect.“Evidence suggests that the vitamins and antioxidants found in fresh fruit and vegetables have a beneficial effect on asthma therefore Asthma UK advises people with asthma to eat a healthy, balanced diet including five portions of fruit or vegetables every day, fish more than twice a week, and pulses more than once a week.”BBC News Share HealthLifestyle Fast-food diet ‘linked to asthma’ by: – January 14, 2013last_img read more

NFL partners with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for social activism campaign

first_img NFL, Antonio Brown may have found a compromise in ongoing helmet dispute, report says The NFL is linking up with Roc Nation, rapper Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s entertainment company, to form a social justice partnership for the 2019 season, The Washington Post reported.The initiative is part of the NFL’s Inspire Change program and will allow Roc Nation to be a co-producer of the Super Bowl halftime show, as well as other production of music throughout the season. The partnership comes after Carter publicly supported free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 season to protest racial and social injustice. Since 2017, Kaepernick has not been part of an NFL team, which has led many to criticize and boycott the league over alleged collusion against the quarterback.Kaepernick settled with the NFL over his allegations of collusion, while many artists have decided not to participate in NFL activities over the issue. NFL trade rumors: Redskins telling teams they’re not moving Trent Williams despite holdout NFL trade rumors: Colts receiving calls, ‘could be active in the coming weeks’ Carter said he hopes that by bringing Roc Nation and the NFL together, players and league members can bring about social awareness while giving back to their communities.”With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country,” he said. “Roc Nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas — instead, we unify them. This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.” Related News Roc Nation, which represents running backs Todd Gurley and Saquon Barkley, among several NFL clients, will create and distribute music across its platforms, on top of collaborating with the NFL for live musical events that include a Pro Bowl community concert.Original music, podcasts and visual albums also are part of the deal and could be produced under the Roc Nation label.”Roc Nation is one of the most globally influential and impactful organizations in entertainment,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “The NFL and Roc Nation share a vision of inspiring meaningful social change across our country. We are thrilled to partner with Roc Nation and look forward to making a difference in our communities together.”It’s worth noting that Jay-Z is not obligated to perform at the Super Bowl nor other NFL events.last_img read more