Safety scheme on road near Mountmellick rejected

first_img TAGSClonaghadooLaois County CouncilSafety scheme Safety scheme on road near Mountmellick rejected RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding WhatsApp Community WhatsApp Previous articleJob Alert: This week’s job vacancies in LaoisNext articleYour guide to the match as Laois Ladies begin their All-Ireland campaign David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest The N80 junction which leads to Clonaghadoo A proposed safety scheme at Clonaghdoo has been rejected by members of Laois County Council.At the monthly meeting of Laois County Council, Cllr Seamus McDonald said he had “serious concerns” about the proposed one-way system in the area near Mountmellick, on the Laois/Offaly border.He said he knows of two cattle men who it was cause difficulty for. “There are 10 or 12 people who are opposed to it,” he said. Rugby By David Power – 22nd July 2018 Twitter Facebook Community Pinterest Home News Council Safety scheme on road near Mountmellick rejected NewsCouncil Cllr David Goodwin also opposed the measures, saying other alternatives could be investigated.“There must be other safety measures, but less controversial,” he said.Director of services Kieran Kehoe said they had considered the safety measures at their last meeting and then further negotiations had taken place. “We agreed to submissions made by residents,” he said.“The scheme is being proposed because of safety issues. There have been numerous accidents there,” he said.Mr Kehoe said it was now up to the council to amend or reject the proposal. Further negotiation will now take place on the plan.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: King crowned as Rathdowney welcomes home its new Cathaoirleachlast_img read more

Irie Jamboree Celebrates Caribbean’s Olympic Success

first_imgRelatedIrie Jamboree Celebrates Caribbean’s Olympic Success Irie Jamboree Celebrates Caribbean’s Olympic Success UncategorizedSeptember 2, 2008 RelatedIrie Jamboree Celebrates Caribbean’s Olympic Success RelatedIrie Jamboree Celebrates Caribbean’s Olympic Successcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt continues to be the toast of Jamaica’s success at this year’s Summer Games in Beijing, China, with astounding performances in the individual Men’s 100 and 200 metres events, and the 4×100 metres sprint relay finals.It was a proud moment for all Jamaicans in the Diaspora, including Louis Grant, Vice President of Irie Jam Radio, Caribbean Media partners for the Reebok Grand Prix Athletics meet in New York, where Bolt broke the then world record of 9.77 in the 100 metres on May 31, this, clocking 9.72 seconds.“On behalf of Reebok, Global Athletics & Marketing, as well as our associate sponsors, Digicel, Western Union, Air Jamaica, and the entire management and staff of Irie Jam Radio, Black Emperor Entertainment, and Irie Jamboree, I am pleased to extend congratulations to the new Olympic and World Record 100 metres champion Usain Bolt, to coach Glen Mills, and the entire team for their incredible performance, culminating in Bolt’s decisive victory in Beijing over a field of the world’s fastest men,” Grant said.With six finalists in the 100 metres final, arguably the most anticipated event of this year’s Olympic Games, Caribbean athletes made a bold statement regarding the future of track and field, and the need for other nations to acknowledge the region as, undeniably, the world’s sprint superpower.“Kudos to Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago for a most inspiring second place finish, to take home the silver medal. Independence Day celebrations in T&T later this month should prove equally inspiring,” Grant noted.Congratulations were also extended to Asafa Powell and Michael Frater for holding Jamaica high above the rest of the world and for making the Caribbean proud.To further celebrate the Caribbean’s Olympic success, the organisers of this year’s Irie Jamboree festival, dedicated this year’s staging, August 31 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY, to the athletes’ exploits. Advertisementslast_img read more

Mercedes-Benz CLS lineup will max out with AMG CLS 53 variant

first_img advertisement Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSCLSMercedes-BenzHybridPerformancePlug-in hybridSupercarDetroitDetroit Auto ShowHybridsNew VehiclesPerformance VehiclesSupercars ‹ Previous Next › Mercedes-Benz recently debuted the 2019 CLS at the LA Auto Show a few weeks ago. It now plans on making an AMG version, but it won’t be a CLS 63.Instead, Mercedes is going with the CLS 53 so as not to step on the toes of the upcoming, four-door Mercedes-AMG GT sedan. Like the rest of the lineup, the new CLS 53 will still be a four-door, but with coupe styling and based on the E-Class’ platform. The CLS 53 will have a more powerful version of the new turbocharged, 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, but it will be coupled with a 48-volt electrical system and EQ Boost electric motor. The upcoming, coupe-styled Mercedes-AMG GT4 will fill the role of the CLS 63, powered by AMG’s boosted 4.0L V8. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 is slated to debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show next month.  Power output for the CLS 53 hasn’t been disclosed yet, but Mercedes-AMG head Tobias Moers hints it will “for sure be in the 400s,” according to Automotive News. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS last_img read more

This Dalhousie University research engineer turned his 1971 Triumph Spitfire electric

first_img In fact, there’s a lot that’s still there. Pearre’s Spitfire wasn’t exactly in mint condition when he bought it, but so far the body, frame and interior have been left alone. The suspension required upgrading to deal with the low-slung weight of batteries, and a new wiring harness is the last major finishing touch.RELATED Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 From left: Lukas Swan, Director of Dalhousie’s Renewable Energy Storage Lab; Nathaniel Pearre, research engineer; Mitch Gregory, engineering student  Nick Pearce COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Aston Martin to offer reversible EV conversions for its classicsAlthough Pearre says there’s a certain level of approachability to EV conversions – he’s not the first to do a Triumph EV swap – the Dalhousie engineer’s place of employment has certainly simplified matters. Pearre works in the Renewable Energy Storage Lab on Dalhousie’s Sexton Campus at the Emera ideaHUB, which offers the engineer access to equipment (and colleagues) most gearheads won’t find in their neighbour’s garage.In order to tackle the project, Pearre involved the lab’s director, Lukas Swan. He also hired an undergrad, Mitch Gregory, to join in the project, and received support from Albert Murphy and Graham Muirhead, technicians at the Heavy Prototype Lab.The final outcome: out go the engine, transmission, fuel tank and exhaust; in goes a 37-kWh lithium-iron phosphate battery split into two packs. They’re hooked up to a 125-kW drive motor.Those custom-shaped battery packs, Pearre says, were the primary concern. “Any time you store a big pile of energy in one spot, there’s the potential for trouble, whether it’s batteries, gas, hydrogen, etc.”Expecting around 200 kilometres of range and “outstanding modern acceleration,” according to Dal News, Pearre’s 1971 Triumph Spitfire EV will charge through either J1772 or ChAdeMO ports for fairly quick charging capability.It hasn’t been an overnight project. The Spitfire sat in Pearre’s garage for nine months while he completed the removal of all unwanted parts.While there’s no intention for the Spitfire to be a daily driver – Pearre commutes to work on a bicycle and owns a plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander – he is hoping to have paperwork in order so the Triumph can be driven before the snow flies.“I was thinking that inspection and registration might be easier in a pre-OBDII vehicle,” Pearre says. “And pre-Clean Air Act. And pre-crash-worthiness standards. And pre-seatbelts.” ‹ Previous Next › “’70s British cars are famous both for their electric systems and for ‘marking their territory’ wherever they park,” Dalhousie University research engineer Nathaniel Pearre says.Pearre acquired a 1971 Triumph Spitfire last year in Woodstock, New Brunswick, about 500 kilometres from his Halifax home. He’s now successfully swapped out all of the oily bits in exchange for a fully electric powertrain. Well, perhaps not all of the oily bits. “The only oil left in the car is in the differential,” Pearre told Driving. “But it leaks, so the ‘character’ is still there.” An EV swap won’t turn the 1971 Triumph Spitfire into a modern car, let alone a Porsche Taycan or a Tesla. But driving the Triumph, along with owning the story of its creation, may well be more fun. See More Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSTriumphFlexElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesFlexHalifaxMaritimesNova Scotia First Drive: Vancouver’s eRoadster mixes old-school style and new EV tech Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos advertisementlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Businesss Professor Elected To International Tourism Academy

first_imgRichard Perdue, professor of tourism management at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Business, has been elected to the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. Membership in the prestigious academy is limited to 75 scholars worldwide and is based on a candidate’s career research achievements. Upon election, Perdue was chosen to serve a two-year term as secretary of the academy. Perdue is internationally recognized for his research on the social impact of tourism development and mountain tourism. He has published more than 70 articles and papers on those topics. Founded in 1988, the academy advances the scholarly research and professional investigation of tourism. Candidates must first be nominated by a member of the academy and then be elected by at least two-thirds of the academy membership. The primary criteria are a candidate’s research contributions and international reputation in the field. Perdue was an outstanding candidate on both counts, said academy president William Gartner, a professor of applied economics and extension educator with the Tourism Center at the University of Minnesota. “Many people have been nominated for membership, and my experience serving as president is that less than 50 percent of those nominated actually become members. Rick Perdue’s reputation for research, especially in the area of service management, is what became the deciding factor for his candidacy.” Perdue’s research has developed models of host community transitional stress and resident impacts that are widely used for tourism planning and development. “Understanding and managing for the social carrying capacity of tourism communities is the key problem,” Perdue said. His research on mountain tourism has focused on service quality in the Colorado ski industry, specifically on balancing the needs and conflicts between local and non-resident or destination visitors. “While local skiers are concerned about prices and snow conditions, destination skiers are more interested in services and facilities such as restaurants, shopping and a resort’s ambiance,” Perdue said. “Providing quality experiences to both groups is an enormous management challenge, particularly given underlying employee recruitment and retention problems.” Perdue currently serves as editor of Tourism Analysis, is editor-elect of The Journal of Travel Research, the premier research journal in the field, and has served on the editorial boards of three other tourism research journals. Within Colorado, Perdue has served on the boards of directors of the Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority and the Mountain States Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association. For more information, call Rick Perdue at (303) 492-2923. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 21, 2001 last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, January 30

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Email Share Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Twitter Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, January 30Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, January 30By Editor – January 30, 2015 16 0 Facebook Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Pinterest Trending Story:Paul Hobbs Resolves Vineyard Development SuitWinemaker Paul Hobbs announced today that a settlement has been reached in a civil suit brought by the Sonoma County District Attorney against him involving three vineyard developments…Today’s News:Wine Professionals From Around the World Gather at Nation’s Largest Wine & Grape Industry ShowEager to tap into the latest technology, trends and innovations shaping their industry, 14,000 wine and grape industry professionals from all over the world attended the 21st Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, which concluded its three-day run in Sacramento today…Jackson buys urban pinot winery SiduriJackson Family Wines on Thursday said it purchased Siduri Wines, known for its single-vineyard pinot noir wines made from top California and Oregon grapes and produced in an unassuming northwest Santa Rosa industrial complex…California grapevines disappear as imports flood market for low-priced wineFaced with stagnant sales of low-priced wine and a glut of overseas competitors, grape growers in the Central Valley are ripping out their vines and replacing them with more profitable crops such as almonds…Terravant Wines wins crushing victory in tax caseVintners say craft beer is hurting their businessNorth Coast wine to shine amid lower-price declineLow-alcohol Wines Under the SpotlightPremium wine sales on the riseNew Year, New Courses from San Francisco Wine SchoolWashington continues to attract California winemaking starsNot best of times nor worst of times for wineFarmers, Chefs, Winemakers, Bartenders, & Restaurant Owners Protest Seneca Lake Gas StorageAustralia’s Alcohol Consumption Drops 25%Barrel Ageing Oak Bottle to LaunchVineyard & Winery:Shannon Ridge buys 430 acres of Lake County vineyardsAnteprima Amarone Showcasing the Italian Vineyards that Sell the Most in the WorldSte. Michelle Shipments Rise 5% In 2014Wine Club raises $1m for an independent winemaking ventureJacob’s Creek turns to its winemakers and growers for new TV campaignColorado winery starts hard cider production to keep up with craft beer competitionConcha y Toro returns to style of the ’70s10 Urban Wineries to VisitDelicato Family Vineyards Named 2014 Winery Of The Year By Gomberg, Fredrikson & AssociatesRameys branch out to stay ‘relevant’Glenora Wine Cellars uses ‘eggs’ to make wine‘Sideways’ wine fantasy – but this one is realA Japanese Winery Helping Students with Special NeedsLooking Through the Lens at Winemaker Kevin JuddNapa Planning Commission approves Larkmead winery expansion ReddIt Previous articlePaul Hobbs Resolves Vineyard Development SuitNext articleHonore Comfort Joins Brack Mountain Wine Company Editorlast_img read more

Mike Falasco to Retire; Tim Schmelzer to Succeed as Wine Institute…

first_img TAGSfeaturedMike FalascopeopleTim SchmelzerWine Institute AdvertisementTim SchmelzerSAN FRANCISCO—Wine Institute President and CEO Robert P. (Bobby) Koch announced today the appointment of Tim Schmelzer as Vice President of California State Relations for Wine Institute, effective Oct. 1. Based in Sacramento, Schmelzer assumes the position from Mike Falasco, who is retiring Sept. 30 after 25 years of service with Wine Institute.Schmelzer has served as Wine Institute’s Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs since February 2008. His most recent focus has been in the environmental and labor policy areas, and he has also advocated in the alcohol beverage control law and taxation policy arenas. Earlier in his career, Schmelzer served as the Manager of State Legislative Policy for Southern California Edison, and the Legislative Director for the California Energy Commission. In total, he has over 27 years of experience working with California State Government.Schmelzer was born in California and lives with his wife, Karen, and three children in Sacramento. He graduated cum laude from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa with degrees in Politics and International Relations.“Tim brings extensive senior level public policy experience working with the California State Legislature and the Executive Branch, and more than eight years experience representing our members’ interests,” said Koch. “I am very pleased to elevate Tim to the role of Vice President.”“Mike Falasco has been an outstanding advocate for the California wine community, and his dedication and expertise in handling complex policy issues has earned him the respect and friendship of his colleagues and countless people within the industry,” said Koch. “I am so grateful for his service.”Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy group representing nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses responsible for 85 percent of the nation’s wine production and 90 percent of U.S. wine exports. The California wine industry generates 786,000 jobs in the U.S. and attracts 24 million tourist visits to the state’s wineries each year.Advertisement Pinterest Facebook Home Industry News Releases Mike Falasco to Retire; Tim Schmelzer to Succeed as Wine Institute VP,…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessMike Falasco to Retire; Tim Schmelzer to Succeed as Wine Institute VP, California State RelationsBy Press Release – September 20, 2016 104 0 Linkedin Email Share ReddIt Previous articleVision 57 Foundation Announces $1 Million Global Humanitarian Donation Goal from Proceeds of Canei Italian WinesNext articleAfternoon Brief, September 20 Press Release Twitterlast_img read more

Railways open rest house for cancer patients in Mumbai

first_img Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News By Raelene Kambli on May 15, 2018 Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalscenter_img Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Railways open rest house for cancer patients in Mumbai Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story The rest house will have dormitories for men and women patients besides 32 rooms for supervisors and relativesA rest house for cancer patients and their relatives has been refurbished and commissioned at Central Railway’s Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Railway Hospital at Byculla in South Mumbai. The cancer patient and relatives rest house has dormitories for men and women patients besides 32 rooms for supervisors and relatives, said CR officials. It was inaugurated by CR general manager DK Sharma recently.“In order to mitigate the sufferings of outstation patients and relatives, Central Railway has constructed a patient and relatives rest house for relatives and care givers of patients admitted for treatment to the zonal hospital at Byculla as well as the Tata Memorial Hospital,” a CR statement said.These rooms and dormitories are well furnished with cots, mattresses, pillows, chairs, refrigerators, RO drinking water purifiers among other amenities, CR officials said. The 366-bed Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital at Byculla is among the premier medical facilities in the railway’s health apparatus and is also home to the only medical oncologist on the Indian Railway system, officials said. last_img read more

‘Don’t risk strong marketing potential of Ian Fleming Airport’ – Bartlett

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that the Ian Fleming International Airport in St. Mary has tremendous marketing potential, which could bring economic and social benefits for the citizens of the parish and the country in general. While acknowledging the strong public sentiment against the facility being named after a non-Jamaican, Mr. Bartlett said this should not override the airport’s strong marketing prospects. Previously called the Boscobel Aerodrome, the airport was upgraded and expanded at a cost of $300 million and renamed in honour of Ian Fleming, the British writer and creator of the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond.Fleming lived in nearby Oracabessa for many years where he wrote the Bond novels, which have become blockbuster films. The facility accommodates owners of private jets, as part of a strategic move by the Government to go after the lucrative high-end tourist market.  Just one week after its January 12 opening, a private jet out of Toronto, Canada touched down at the airport with founders of international leather goods company “Roots” on board. The Tourism Minister, speaking to JIS News in an interview, noted that there were several sons of the soil after whom the airport could have been dedicated, however, he emphasised that the Ian Fleming rebranding provided Jamaica with a “mega, internationally recognised image”. “Also, by association, Jamaica, as the place where the creativity emerged that enabled (Fleming) to write 13 James Bond novels, provides a very strong appeal.  Importantly also, the market segment to which Jamaica is appealing is one to which the name Ian Fleming would have significant resonance,” he said. Mr. Bartlett further pointed out that the strategic targeting of the higher-end of the leisure market was a critical element of the development and expansion of the tourist industry going forward. “Our achievement in the mass end of the market has formed the backbone of the tourist industry for many years. However, we recognise that there are other elements of the market that can add significant value, if Jamaica is able to attract them to our country,” he pointed out. He said the higher-end of the market being targeted through the rebranded airport and other such additions to the tourism product, are persons, who are looking for “investment opportunities, they invest in the real economy, they consume our top quality goods and services, they build and create and they are always on the hunt for strategic alliances and the kind of partnerships that can energise and drive economic growth and development”. The Minister said these objective realities must “temper the emotion and refocus attention and energy on the new opportunities being created for workers, farmers, entrepreneurs and young people wishing to realize their hopes and aspirations”.   Related‘Don’t risk strong marketing potential of Ian Fleming Airport’ – Bartlett Related‘Don’t risk strong marketing potential of Ian Fleming Airport’ – Bartlett ‘Don’t risk strong marketing potential of Ian Fleming Airport’ – Bartlett TransportFebruary 1, 2011 Related‘Don’t risk strong marketing potential of Ian Fleming Airport’ – Bartlett CONTACT: ALLAN BROOKS Advertisementslast_img read more

More than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Day

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMore than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Day FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, says over 800 schools will be hosting events to celebrate Jamaica’s independence on Monday, August 6. The Minister noted that when the request was first made of the schools there were murmurs of disquiet which surprised him, knowing the importance of the school, which is the centre of the community. “However, the Permanent Secretary tells me that we have had positive replies, and that functions will take place in over 800 of our schools on Monday. Jamaica is alive,” he said. The Minister was speaking at a Jamaica 50 celebration event at the Ministry of Education,  on August 3, 2012. The event began with a flag raising ceremony, where cadets from Kingston College did a re-enactment of the first Independence by lowering the Union Jack and hoisting the Jamaican flag. Applauding the cadets, Rev. Thwaites said that come September, the Ministry will be making a special effort to reintroduce the uniformed groups in all schools. He noted that the uniform groups will assist in teaching discipline and respect of national symbols, such as the flag and pledge. He also spoke to the significance of the lowering of the Union Jack and raising of the Black Green and Gold. “Now we are responsible for ourselves and we have to make sure that as adults and as children growing to be adults, we are going to stand by our own sense of responsibility and purpose. We have nobody else to blame,” the Minister said.                                                                                                                     Rev. Thwaites pointed out that having access to education was a big achievement over the last 50 years.  “What we have to do now is to ensure that we have equity and quality throughout the whole education system. We don’t have that yet and that is our mission, and each of us has to ensure that this happens,” he emphasised. In the meantime, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Grace McLean, reminded everyone just how far the Jamaican education system has come since Independence. “In 1962 we were still struggling to provide access and equity in the education system, especially at the high school level. It was during the 60s that we started the build out of our secondary schools. It was during the 60s that the new deal for education came into being, as well as the 70/30 policy, which provided access for many who were denied the opportunity to secondary education, because of the colour of their skin,” she said. Mrs. McLean noted that the system has made significant strides since then. “We have since then developed education the way upwards in the 1990s and the Task Force report on education in 1994, which is now paving the way for new experiences for us, ensuring that we provide quality education for all in this country,” she said. The Permanent Secretary said that despite all the achievements, “we cannot become complacent, because there is still much more to be done.”  She called on her colleagues to recommit themselves to continue to improve education over the next 50 years. The event saw staff members and friends of the Ministry of Education celebrating Jamaica 50 in song, dance, poetry and food. There were also exhibits on display from the Institute of Jamaica and other groups. RelatedMore than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Daycenter_img More than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Day CultureAugust 3, 2012 RelatedMore than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Daylast_img read more