Jerry Garcia’s 1986 Artwork Featured On New Limited Edition Icelantic Skis

first_imgA new exciting partnership has emerged between Icelantic Skis and Jerry Garcia‘s estate, as airbrush artwork created by Garcia in 1986 has been used as the design for a limited edition pair of skis. The airbrush series was an artistic exploration for Garcia, who created vibrant multi-colored patterns to mimic the natural beauty of crystal-like designs. Titled “Facets 1”, this particular artwork has now been chosen to adorn these limited edition skis, for all of the Deadheads who embrace the winter sport.The new skis are available on the Jerry Garcia website, complete with the following description:Limited edition Icelantic Nomad skis adorned with “Facets 1” from Jerry’s 1986 series of airbrush paintings. “Facets 1” is from Jerry’s experimental journey with stencils used to create crystal-like patterns with a variety of colors to produce a three dimensional appearance. Icelantic’s Nomad ski model offers a balanced flex, 2mm of camber underfoot, and a rockered tip and tail – a great all-mountain freeride. All skis are handmade in Colorado with a 3 year, no questions asked warranty.Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind creation that balances the beauty of both art and nature.last_img read more


As Heartland Shows in Suffolk, Dollars and Planning Sense Are Not in the Same Zone

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rich MurdoccoWhen the shovels finally break through the virgin dirt, the press cameras click, the blue ribbon parts and the courteous applause swells. It is in this very moment that land, once wooded and vibrant, becomes “improved.”But the moment that the fate of the land is actually sealed is when an elected official, in the deciding majority vote, approves a change-of-zone for the parcel. At this time, the policymaker has heard all sides of the debate concerning the vote ad-nauseam – from the “concerned” residents who, most of the time, are looking to protect their homestead, and from the “concerned” developers, who, most of the time, are “concerned” about their project’s progress, and are looking to make good on their sizable investments.Before that vote is cast, the policymakers should have been informed by the municipality’s planning department about the ins and outs of the proposal, answering critical questions such as these: “Can the impacted neighborhoods absorb the after-effects of growth? What are the assessed needs of the community and does this project meet them? How does the public benefit from this zoning change?”Armed with a thoughtful assessment of the project’s merits, the policymaker would cast a vote that has the potential to change the course of history not only for the community, but the region as a whole.Sadly, this scenario is seldom the case. In a system mired down by insider deals and local “politics as usual,” local officials usually vote on zoning changes less on sound planning principles, and more on flavor-of-the-day dealings. To make matters worse, developers often get cozy with advocacy groups, who lobby the local municipality to build projects that fit not only their vision of what a region should look like, but to suit their own interests as well.In Suffolk County, the specter of Heartland looms over the former Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center in the Town of Islip. The 495-acre site, in development limbo since the 1980s, is slowly moving towards “improvement” of its own. Thanks to an agreeable Islip Town Board and a Suffolk County Executive who, guided by his own development goals of tying the area together with Bus Rapid Transit and other various transit-oriented projects, the $4-billion Heartland project seems to have evolved in a few short years from being a nonstarter in the township to holding the future of not only Islip, but of Long Island as a whole.We could go on, lest we forget the money.  In the end, development is always about the money.In particular, $40,000, which is the ample sum developer Jerry Wolkoff gave to the Suffolk Democratic Committee on the eve of Nov. 3, Election Day. Aside from the timing, what makes this donation curious is why it happened in the first place. Current incumbent Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was not only ahead in the polls by a substantial margin, he had a political fiscal war chest that some villages would envy.Richard Schaffer, Suffolk Democratic chairman, told Newsday’s Rick Brand that his ties to Wolkolf go back to when he was a county legislator. “We’ve always had a good working relationship,” Schaffer said, “and I consider him a longtime friend and supporter.”Is Wolkoff trying to leverage his ample resources  to oust the current GOP-led town government? Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Bellone’s foe in the 2011 County Executive race, seems to have mended fences and built bridges with her former political foe since she took office in Islip Town hall earlier this year. With the Town of Brookhaven she’s forged a widely celebrated “regional planning alliance” over the longtime-coming Ronkonkoma Hub Project.This alliance, along with Bellone’s deliberate attempts to cross the partisan line and link up with the GOP in Islip and Brookhaven, speaks to why Wolkoff’s money may be better spent elsewhere. Simply put, Wolkoff may not see the return on investment he was hoping for.Perhaps Wolkoff is looking beyond short-term politics to remind the current regime in Hauppauge that he is still here, and still waiting for his mega-project proposal with its 9,100 apartments, 1 million square feet of retail and 3 million square feet of office space, to be approved by lawmakers. If the approval comes from the GOP or Democrats, it doesn’t matter to him—he just wants that change of zoning.In an ideal world, development approvals should come after a recommendation in a comprehensive, science-backed study and a measured assessment of an area’s needs. Instead, the process has been subverted by those who have the biggest checkbook. Heartland should be built – but only if its expansion is phased in to accommodate changing market dynamics, and scaled down substantively so it doesn’t overburden the area’s inadequate infrastructure.One can bet that residents in the areas Heartland will impact definitely have more than 40,000 reasons why the project isn’t right for Long Island. Unfortunately, none of that matters, because they can’t fill a political coffer like $40,000 can.Rich Murdocco writes about Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco is a regular contributor to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.last_img read more


PSG boss Tuchel defends Neymar after red card against Bordeaux

first_imgPSG manager Thomas Tuchel has leapt to the defence of Neymar after his sending-off in the 4-3 win against Bordeaux on Sunday, insisting the Brazilian’s reaction was simply ‘human’. The Brazilian was given his marching orders for a second yellow card in second-half stoppage-time for a late tackle on Yacine Adli at the Parc des Princes. Paris-Saint Germain beat Bordeaux in a thriller but had star Neymar sent off in stoppage time Even though it did not effect the end-result, Neymar will now miss next Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash against Dijon but Tuchel did not overreact to the dismissal of his star man. ‘We have to talk about the whole situation,’ Tuchel told reporters at his post-match press conference. ‘He is nervous and he reacts. It is human. He must not, but it is human. And the Bordeaux player does not even get a yellow card.’ The Brazilian was shown a red card for a rough challenge on Bordeaux midfielder Yacine AdliAdvertisement Loading… Tuchel seemed to imply that he thought Neymar was fouled in the build-up, hence the reaction of the 28-year-old. Nevertheless, the Ligue 1 champions secured three points in an eventful game to stretch their lead at the top-of-the-table to 13 points over second-placed Marseille. Marquinhos scored a goal either side of half-time while forwards Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe also got on the scoresheet. PSG manager Thomas Tuchel defended Neymar after his sending-off on Sunday evening Read Also: Neymar can make Rio Carnival after seeing red in PSG win ‘On the one hand we are really very strong offensively, but on the other we concede a lot of goals,’ Tuchel told French outlet Canal+. ‘As defenders we really have to think about what we can do best. In this match it was mainly on set-pieces. We really have to work better collectively.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Lot More People Should See Hanna’s Fantastic Bread MasterpiecesGreat Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of CensorshipThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more


Rose Marie Herring (nee Rolfes), of Sunman

first_imgRose Marie Herring (nee Rolfes), of Sunman, was born on September 5, 1958 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Robert J. and Dolores Ann (Tenoever) Rolfes.  After graduating Western Hills High School, she went on to get her degree from University of Cincinnati, and later did graduate work at Loyola University.  Rose married Grant Herring on July 14, 1984 and together they had six children.  She home schooled all of them. Rose was an active member at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Confraternity of Penitents and Southeastern Indiana Right to Life.  On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the age of 59, Rose passed away unexpectedly at her residence.     Rose is survived by her loving husband, Grant; sons, Grant Herring, Jr. of Lafayette,  Brother Ignatius Maria (Christian Herring) of Fort Wayne,  Brother Anthony Marie (Joseph Herring) of Mishawaka, and John Herring of Sunman; a daughter, Marie Herring of Sunman; father, Robert Rolfes of Amelia, OH; brothers, Robert Rolfes of Dover, DE, Richard Rolfes of Cincinnati, Joseph Rolfes of Lakeside Park, KY, Gregory Rolfes of Plano, TX, and Jerome Rolfes of Cincinnati; sisters, Jeanne Kroeger, and Barbara Rose, both of Cincinnati, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Herring on April 30, 2014, and her mother, Dolores Rolfes on September 11, 2017. Memorial contributions can be directed to Cross Catholic Outreach at PO Box 273908, Boca Raton, FL 33427-3908 or to The Worldwide Seminarian Support (Please specify group: The Franciscan Friar Minor, Ft. Wayne Diocese) at 11954 N.E. Glisan Street, Ste. 141, Portland, OR 97220 ..  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Rose Herring.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman, with Rosary recited at 3:30.  Rev. Shaun Whittington will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.last_img read more


32Red nets Leeds United centenary sponsorship

first_img StumbleUpon Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles Championship football club Leeds United has confirmed that it has secured a two-year extension with Kindred Group Plc promoting the firms 32Red brand.Online bookmaker 32Red will serve as Leeds United official shirt sponsor for the Yorkshire club’s upcoming centenary season.The agreement sees 32Red continue its existing relationship Leeds United, first established in 2016.Leeds United Executive Director Paul Bell said: “We are pleased to continue our journey with 32Red and this latest extension represents one of the largest commercial agreements in our history, which is testament to the outstanding value that we continue to deliver for our sponsors.“We have exciting plans for the rest of our centenary season and we are thrilled that 32Red will be involved in what we hope will be a historic kit.”In addition, Kindred Group flagship brand Unibet will also be used as our official match kit sponsor for Leeds United’s upcoming pre-season tour of Australia where the bookmaker holds an established market presence.Neil Banbury, UK General Manager at Kindred Group, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Leeds United and extremely proud to see the 32Red brand adorn the teams colours into the club’s centenary season.“At Kindred Group we are committed to reinventing the sports sponsorship model, so it benefits the entire community and we look forward to working with Leeds through both our 32Red and Unibet brands to support the Leeds community and continue to build on our successful history together.” Leeds United nets record breaking SBOTOP sponsorship for EPL comeback August 11, 2020 Share Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Submitlast_img read more