The 5th global forum on high speed rail, held in conjunction with the summit, will begin the event on Tuesday, Aug. 14, with a program on how to use public private partnerships to bring high speed passenger trains to corridors across the United States. An additional program will discuss the ways that cities can gain economic benefit from high speed rail stations and surrounding development..

The script posted on the Band Facebook page provides fuller context. We understand that some viewers took offense at the performance, which we regret and which will be the subject of further discussion with the Band leadership.”I just so thankful this country hasn become a thin skinned caricature of its former self. And that humor and sarcasm and irreverence and the like are still welcomed or, at the very least, tolerated.

The leg doesn’t hurt anymore. I’m sure it will get sore because I haven’t gone through training camp or full contact drills in nearly two years. But I feel great. Orlando, FL, Mayor Buddy DyerListed as Orlando’s most powerful person in 2013 by Orlando Magazine, Mayor Buddy Dyer continues to provide support to COMPACT, a 25 year old mentoring organization that has served more than 12,000 at risk students in Orlando/Orange County, challenging them to succeed and reach their maximum potential. Mayor Dyer most recently funded the COMPACT Expansion Program that places AmeriCorps Vista volunteers in schools to increase capacity, recruit additional volunteers and provide necessary “on the ground” support in an effort improve student academic performance and decrease absenteeism. Mayor Dyer was quoted as saying in his 2013 State of the City address, “Our economic vitality and quality of life depends on putting more kids on a path to high school graduation, college and a quality job.”.

I discovered that some of the best, most interesting sounding amplifiers looked like something out of an old 1950s Sci Fi movie. One of the things I found most notable was that a lot of these guitar amps still used vacuum tubes. Something about the way the tubes regulated and amplified power flow allowed them to produce a very specific electric guitar sound that many rock bands preferred over more modern amps.

I have a few select friends who believe that all religious symbolism should be removed from community events and a few select friends that are offended that the rising of Jesus is associated with bunnies and eggs. I have an even larger contingent of friends who just want to enjoy a community event, no matter what it called. Easter egg hunt? Sure.