Electric Forest recently revealed their 2017 lineup, bringing their eclectic blend of live and electronic-based music for two exciting weekends in the summer. Today, the festival has revealed two additional headliners, who will be joining The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Odesza, My Morning Jacket, Above & Beyond, Thievery Corporation, Lotus, Claude Von Stroke, Nero, Oliver Heldens, A-Trak, Bassnectar and DJ Snake as headliners. Those new headliners are Flume, who will be performing on weekend two, and Dillon Francis, who will be performing both weekends.The festival also promises more artists to be announced, and is set for June 22-25 and June 29-July 2 in Rothbury, MI. You can see the full lineup poster below, and head to the website for details.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland manager is over after defeat in Austria effectively ended the nation’s hopes of World Cup qualification. Here, we take a look at some of the contenders for the vacancy. MARTIN O’NEILL Press Association Former Sunderland boss O’Neill is available after being shown the door at the Stadium of Light in March. The 61-year-old Northern Irishman has already been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite, although it is understood he had not been contacted before Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at the Ernst Happel Stadion. MICK McCARTHY It was McCarthy who took Ireland to the 2002 World Cup finals in the Far East, where then skipper Roy Keane’s differences with the Ireland set-up infamously came to a head. The current Ipswich boss had more than six years in charge of the country for which he played, and like O’Neill, the 54-year-old would enjoy popular support if he was appointed. CHRIS HUGHTON Hughton, 54, remains a hugely popular figure in Ireland, for whom he won 53 senior caps. An accomplished coach, he has established an enviable reputation as a manager after first stepping into the limelight at Newcastle, whom he guided back into the Barclays Premier League following relegation, and has impressed at both Birmingham and current club Norwich since. ROY KEANE For many, Keane would be the perfect man to shake things up with his no-holds-barred approach to the game. Currently working as a television pundit, the 42-year-old Cork man cut his teeth as a manager at Sunderland, winning promotion to the Premier League at the first attempt, and later guided Ipswich to the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida—Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced a major investigation into vaping companies doing business in Florida. The consumer protection action is the most comprehensive state vaping investigation publicly acknowledged to date—looking into the marketing and selling practices of e-cigarette products by more than 20 companies selling in Florida. The announcement comes after Attorney General Moody concluded a statewide fact-gathering mission into the dramatic increase in vaping among Florida youth. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “As a mother, I cannot sit on the sidelines while underage vaping skyrockets and our next generation becomes addicted to nicotine. It’s illegal under Florida law to sell these products to anyone under 18, yet vaping among our youth is out of control. It’s my job, as Attorney General, to protect Floridians and that’s what I’m determined to do. That is why today, I announced a comprehensive investigation into more than 20 vaping companies doing business in Florida.“Our investigation will focus on the marketing practices and online sales strategies of these companies to determine if they have intentionally targeted minors, tempting them to vape, and will also seek information to determine if these companies can support their marketing and health claims. I commit to you, that we will get to the bottom of this issue so important to the future of Florida’s youth.”The Florida Department of Health released a report in April 2019 noting a 58 percent increase in the use of e-cigarettes among Florida high school students from 2017 to 2018. According to the report, nearly one in four Florida high school students now admits to vaping. One study found two-thirds of young persons didn’t even know vaping products contained nicotine. DOH I now reporting 68 cases of vaping-related pulmonary illnesses statewide.The investigation will focus on assessing whether these companies are unfairly targeting minors in their marketing, failing to take adequate precautions to prevent the sale of such products to minors, deceptively and unfairly representing that their products can help smokers quit the habit without FDA approval to make such claims, misleading consumers regarding the safety and health impacts of e-cigarettes, or otherwise engaging in marketing and other business practices that violate Florida’s consumer protection laws.To view a list of vaping companies currently under investigation by the Florida Attorney’s General Office, click here.This summer, Attorney General Moody launched a statewide fact-gathering mission into the dramatic increase in teen vaping. Attorney General Moody visited multiple school districts and spoke with dozens of parents, teachers, school resource officers, and state and local leaders.
Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams is once again facing the heat over yet another verbal attack against the judiciary.Williams, speaking in the capacity as Chairman of the People’s National Congress (PNC) to the party’s General Council over the weekend, conveyed the impression that the judiciary is plotting against the Government.“For the first time in 23 years, orders have been made by Judges in our courts against the President, Prime Minister and Attorney General, without giving them a hearing,” he is quoted as saying.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil WilliamsBut his contention is deemed as another unwarranted assault on the integrity of the judiciary and has already been described as another in a series of attempts to sap the judiciary of its independence and autonomy.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall explained that to his knowledge, no order has been granted against President David Granger without a hearing and he called upon the Attorney General to produce evidence to support his wild assertions.Nonetheless, Nandlall pointed out that in any event, it is trite and settled law that though the President is personally immune from suit, his actions are not.Former Attorney GeneralAnil Nandlall“They are lawfully challengeable by proceedings filed against the Attorney General. A number of legal challenges have been filed against presidential actions, decisions and conduct through the Attorney General, over the past 23 years,” he stated.Nandlall further explained that presidential actions and decisions are not exempted and if the justice of the case demands it, then conservatory orders can be issued and have known to be granted, ex-parte, against such actions/decisions.With regards to the Prime Minister and the Attorney General on the other hand, Nandlall posited that in the eyes of the law, they do not enjoy any special authority.“They stand before the law on the same footing as every other public officer. In fit and proper cases, ex-parte orders can be made against them,” he explained.The legal luminary added, “There is only one exception. In private law matters, prohibitory or coercive orders cannot be made against the State, as per the State Liabilities and Proceedings Act. However, this Act has no applicability in constitutional or public law proceedings. Therefore, it is perfectly proper and lawful for ex-parte orders to be made against the Prime Minister and the Attorney General in appropriate cases in constitutional or public law litigation.”Nandlall surmised that Williams’ intention was to mislead a substantial political block of persons in this country and to pit them against the judiciary by dishonestly conveying the impression that the judiciary is against them.He contended that this “ominous and dangerous development” drags the judiciary baselessly into the political realm which can result in an erosion of public confidence in the legal system.“It is equally clear that the Attorney-General is laying the foundation to cast further blame on and to ascribe more improper motives to the judiciary whenever they do not rule in accordance with his expectations, irrespective of how weak the cases are or, however infantile and misconceived the legal submissions may be,” Nandlall stated.He posited that no democratic society governed by the rule of law can afford to stay silent in the face of these atrocities.“The judiciary must function fearlessly and operate in an atmosphere free from fear. This constant barrage of attacks and intimidation must end now,” the former Attorney General emphasised. These attacks against the judiciary came after the Chancellor, Justice Carl Singh dismissed a State-sponsored appeal which ultimately quashed the racial incitement charge brought against former President Bharrat Jagdeo by a private citizen.