Summerfest is an annual music festival held in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. First held in 1968, Summerfest is located at Henry Maier Festival Park, adjacent to Lake Michigan and Milwaukee's central business district. Summerfest attracts 800,000 people each year, promoting itself as "The World's Largest Music Festival", a title certified by the Guinness World Records in 1999. During Summerfest, the 75-acre park hosts performances over 11 days, from late June until early July; the festival includes 12 stages with over 1000 performances. The performers include local and nationally known music talent from various genres, performing throughout the grounds from noon to midnight, including the 23,000-capacity American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Since 2004, nearly $150 million has been invested into Henry Maier Festival Park, including permanent stages, production space, VIP amenities and other infrastructure. Summerfest showcases a wide variety of food from many Milwaukee-area restaurants. Other Summerfest attractions include shopping vendors, family activities, more.
Summerfest is operated by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. a non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors. In its 50+ year history, Summerfest has hosted iconic artists spanning broad genres such as Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Chesney, Bruno Mars, Lady GaGa, Dave Mathews Band and thousands more. Summerfest was conceived in the 1960s by then-mayor Henry W. Maier. Inspired by his visit to Oktoberfest in Munich, Maier envisioned a similar ethnic-themed festival in Milwaukee, in 1962 formed a panel of business and civic leaders to study the feasibility of a large-scale summer festival. By the middle of the decade, the panel drew up a proposal for a 10-day multi-event festival with the proposed name of "Milwaukee World Festival,", changed in 1966 to "Juli Spaß" and to "Summerfest"; the inaugural Summerfest was held in July 1968 at 35 different locations throughout the city, its events ranged from concerts to a film festival, an air show, a pageant.
The first Summerfest, produced by Dee Robb and Con Merten was regarded as a success. In 1970, a permanent central location was decided upon, Summerfest moved to a former Nike missile site on the lakefront, where it continues to be held to this day; that year, Summerfest introduced its red "smiley face" logo, an insignia that has become synonymous with the event. The logo was designed by local graphic artists Richard D. Grant, it was in 1970 that Henry Jordan, former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle, became executive director of Summerfest, a title he held during the event's early years until his death in 1977. After a few other businessmen were hired by the board for the executive director's job, Elizabeth "Bo" Black, Henry Jordan's secretary, became executive director in 1984 after a ten-year lobbying effort; the event has not been without its controversy. On December 9, 2002, Lee Gates commented in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the lack of opportunity to play at Summerfest. "I don't get the credit.
I've been playing 50-something years. There's discrimination at Summerfest. I shouldn't need to have a CD out to be paid $700 at Summerfest. If they want you to have CDs, they should pay you like they pay the professional people."Summerfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007. The event's history was the subject of "Summerfest Stories", a documentary that aired in June 2007 on Milwaukee Public Television. In 2015, Milwaukee World Festival and ReverbNation announced a three-year agreement to use the online service as an audition to give musicians a chance to perform. Summerfest wanted to provide an opportunity for performers to get a chance to be one of the 800+ acts and allow new talent to be seen by over 900,000 people that attend. Summerfest Attendance Since 1995 Summerfest attendance peaked in 2001 at 1,000,563 attendees; the Summerfest grounds include seven permanent stages and two pavilions that can be converted to stages. Summerfest has been most famous for its music since the first festival in 1968, when acts such as Ronnie Dove, The New Colony Six, The Robbs and Up With People performed.
Since musical acts from Bob Dylan, The Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Tina Turner, James Taylor to Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mary J. Blige, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Nine Inch Nails, Billie Eilish, Willie Nelson, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney have graced the Summerfest stages. Acts with Milwaukee and Wisconsin connections have had a prominent history at Summerfest, most notably the BoDeans, The Gufs, Danny Gokey, Violent Femmes; the concerts have been civil events, with two notable exceptions. In 1970, a performance by the late-arriving Sly & the Family Stone nearly resulted in a riot. In 1973, a performance by Humble Pie & Jo Jo Gunne resulted in a riot, a bonfire, about 300 arrests; as a result of the latter concert, organizers shied away from rock bands for several years, established guidelines for "family-friendly" acts and a ban on alcohol brought in by patrons. This was properly managed when Henry Jordan found the experienced managers: Joel Gast and Lou Volpano, to manage entertainment in-house, eliminating Cleveland's Jules Belkin Promotions, who were hired by Board Members Bernie Sa
Laya Healthcare is a health insurance company in Ireland. Its headquarters are in County Cork, it is regulated by the Health Insurance Authority. BUPA Ireland entered the private medical insurance market in Ireland in 1997 ending the Vhi Healthcare monopoly which had existed for 40 years following the opening of the health insurance market in Ireland in 1994. In December 2006, BUPA Ireland announced that it would be leaving the Irish market as the High Court had left the Risk Equalisation scheme unchallenged. BUPA Ireland argued it could not afford to make a cash transfer to Vhi Healthcare as required under the Risk Equalisation Scheme. In February 2007 the QUINN group renamed it QUINN-healthcare; as a new insurer, QUINN-healthcare was exempt from the Risk Equalisation payments for three years, the normal concession granted to any new market entrant. In 1994 the Supreme Court ruled that the Governments Risk Equalisation specifications were incompatible with the Health Insurance Act 1994 and must be set aside.
But the Health Insurance Bill December 2008 proposed a new scheme of levies on all health insurance members to be used to fund a new system of tax credits for those over 50 who have private medical insurance. In late 2009, the future of the entity came into question, as its holder, the QUINN group, fell into administration, was looking to sell off its insurance assets in the UK and Ireland. A plan was considered by the Irish Government to buy QUINN-healthcare and merge it with Vhi Healthcare, but was not acted on. On 23 December 2011 Dónal Clancy, Managing Director of QUINN-healthcare announced that a senior management bid enabled by Swiss Re as the re-insurer was concluded with the administrators. Bruce Hodkinson of Swiss Re, confirmed; the company was re-branded in May 2012 as Laya Healthcare. Laya means "Looking After You Always". Laya Healthcare is the second largest health insurer in Ireland. On 1 April 2015, AIG acquired Laya Healthcare. Health care in the Republic of Ireland Official website
The ISON Airbike and Tandem Airbike are a family of American high-wing, tractor configuration ultralight aircraft, that were available in kit form. The single-seat Airbike was introduced in 1994 and the two-seat Tandem Airbike was unveiled in 1996. Produced by TEAM Aircraft of Bradyville, manufacturing passed to ISON Aircraft of Bradyville, before the end of kit production. Starting circa 2009 kits became once again available once again from Jordan Lake Aero; the single seat Airbike was designed to meet the requirements of the United States FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles, including the maximum 254 lb empty weight. The tandem-seat model was intended to be licensed as an ultralight trainer or an amateur-built aircraft; the single-seater can achieve an empty weight as low as 251 lb with the use of a light-weight engine, such as the 28 hp Rotax 277 or the 22 hp Zenoah G-25. The name Airbike was chosen for the aircraft because it has a narrow fuselage and the pilot's feet rest on rudder pedals that are on the outside of the aircraft, in a similar manner to a motorcycle.
The Tandem Airbike retains all of the single-seater's features and has a stretched fuselage to accommodate the second seat. It uses a wing of 33.8 ft span with an area of 152 sq ft. Both variants feature a parasol wing constructed from wood and covered with aircraft fabric; the wing has full-span ailerons or, in the case of the two-seater, optional electrically-actuated flaperons. All controls are cable-operated; the elevator and rudder are conventional. The fuselage is made from welded 4130 steel tube and the aircraft has conventional landing gear with tail wheel steering connected to the rudder pedals; the main landing gear utilises sprung-tubes for suspension and absorbing landing loads. The Airbike was sold as an assembly kit; the kit included a pre-welded fuselage and tail, pre-built main wing spars and ribs, all brackets and fittings, landing gear, propeller, instruments and a five-gallon fuel tank. The company estimated the time to complete the aircraft at 150 hours for the single-seater.
The price in 2001 for the single-seat Airbike was US$7195The Tandem Airbike had a factory estimated construction time of 200–300 hours or 100–150 hours if the quick-built kit option was purchased. In 2001 the kits price was US$8000 without propeller. In December 1998 the company reported that 127 single-seaters were flying, the majority as US unregistered ultralights and 23 tandem-seaters. In July 2009 there were 45 Airbikes registered as experimental amateur-builts or light sport aircraft in the USA. Airbike Single seat aircraft designed for the US ultralight category. Engine options were the 28 hp Rotax 277, 40 hp Rotax 447 or 22 hp Zenoah G-25. Tandem Airbike Two-seat aircraft designed as amateur-built. Standard engine was the 50 hp Rotax 503. Data from KitPlanes & ClicheGeneral characteristics Crew: one Capacity: no passengers Length: 16 ft 0 in Wingspan: 26 ft 0 in Height: 5 ft 6 in Wing area: 118 sq ft Empty weight: 257 lb Useful load: 303 lb Max. Takeoff weight: 560 lb Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 447 fixed pitch, 40 hp Propellers: 1 propeller, 1 per enginePerformance Maximum speed: 80 mph Cruise speed: 63 mph Stall speed: 30 mph Range: 150 nautical miles Rate of climb: 1000 ft/min Wing loading: 4.75 lb/sq ft Power/mass: 14 lb/hp Aircraft of comparable role and era Aero-Works Aerolite 103 Avid Champion Beaujon Enduro Birdman Chinook Capella Javelin Freebird I Kolb Firefly Kolb Firestar Lockwood Drifter Milholland Legal Eagle RagWing RW9 Motor Bipe Spectrum Beaver Wings of Freedom Flitplane
Shonali Sabherwal is a celebrity macrobiotic nutritionist. She is known for her brand Soulfood, about the macrobiotic approach to lifestyle and diet. Under her name and this brand she endorses all products which include her consultations, workshops and ready-to-eat products, she has been a part of the macrobiotic culture in India since 2006. She is the author of the books The Beauty Diet, published in 2012, The Love Dietin February 2014 and The Detox Diet in 2017. Shonali was first introduced to the world of macrobiotics when her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer-stage IV, she started looking for various ways to help her father fight the disease. It was during this period when, she came across the macrobiotics diet that would enhance one's'wellness' from within, focusing on using food as a tool to balance imbalances of any kind in the body and change blood condition, helping to reverse many ailments and lifestyle diseases. Along with her mother, she first trained with Dehradun based Mona Schwartz, one of the resident proponents of the macrobiotic approach.
After the death of her father, she continued exploring food and wellness, by studying its power and effects on reversing physical as well as mental ailments. In the year 2005, she made a career shift from marketing research to macrobiotics. Shonali Sabherwal is India's first certified and qualified counselor and instructor in macrobiotics from the Kushi Institute, Massachusetts, US, she has got a double master's degree. Her first Master of Arts in Economics is from Mumbai University, her second Master of Arts is in Marketing Research from Marquette University Milwaukee, US. She worked as a marketing research professional for 12 years with MRAS Dun & Bradstreet, Pathfinders and with AC Nielsen before turning to macrobiotics as a career choice. Shonali did a course in'Solomon Yogalates' from Louise Solomon in Byron Bay, is the first Solomon Yogalates teacher in India. Shonali's contribution as an Author, macrobiotic meals and as a nutritionist using food to reverse ailments and lifestyle diseases made her receive the Times SheUnltd Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2019, in the category of food.
Shonali has authored three books: The Beauty Diet,'The Love Diet and The Detox Diet All three these books focus on creating a healthy life with the macrobiotic approach and have diets related to health, gut health, creating love in one's life, maintaining a calm mind. In January 2012, she authored The Beauty Diet, published by Random House; the Beauty Diet focuses on the basics of the macrobiotic approach to health and beauty. It contains testimonials from celebrity clients. In 2014, she authored The Love Diet, published by Random House, which focuses on concepts like self-love, compassionate love, love between the sexes and links this to a healthy approach to food that can help minimise complexities in relationships with oneself and with others, as well as enhance all shades of love. In 2017, she wrote The Detox Diet, published by Penguin Random House which focuses on'gut health' and ailments/lifestyle diseases that result from an im-balance in the gut ecosystem; the book provides 3 diets which aim at cellular detoxification and rejuvenation.
After professionally entering the field macrobiotics in 2008, Shonali has extended her services from nutrition counselling to other allied fields. She started a catering service of macrobiotic health meals and macrobiotic consultations and workshops on diet and lifestyle, she is on Green Acres Academy in Mumbai. She conducts cooking classes and produces ready-to-eat meals/snacks and products. Macrobiotics Official Website
Akbar Ali is an Emirati cricket umpire. He stood in his first Twenty20 International match between Ireland and the United Arab Emirates on 16 February 2016. In October 2016 he was selected as one of the eight umpires to stand in matches in the 2016 ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament, he stood in his first One Day International match between Scotland and Hong Kong on 22 January 2017. List of One Day International cricket umpires List of Twenty20 International cricket umpires Akbar Ali at ESPNcricinfo
Vladimir Krstić is a Croatian professional basketball coach and former player. He serves as a head coach for Dubrava Furnir of the Croatian League. Krstić, an Osijek native, started his career in his hometown club Olimpija Osijek. After leaving Osijek, Krstić played for series of clubs all around Europe - Steiner Bayreuth, Cibona Zagreb, Anwil Wloclawek, Pau Orthez, Metis Varese, Lietuvos rytas, KK Zadar, Lianera Menorca, Olimpia Larissa, BC Kyiv, Egaleo, KK Zagreb and Cedevita Zagreb. In December 2014, Krstić took over as a head coach of Croatian first division club KK Vrijednosnice Osijek. In September 2017 he became an assistant coach of Croatia national team in staff of Ivica Skelin. On 9 January 2019 Krstić and Vrijednosnice parted ways. On 19 November 2019, Krstić was named the new head coach for Dubrava Furnir of the Croatian League. Adriatic League Player Profile Basket-stats Player Profile