San Francisco Labor Day Weekend Highlights

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Spend Labor Day weekend sampling Filipino cuisine at the inaugural Savor Filipino, picnic in the Presidio at Shakespeare in the Park, and do the doggie bar crawl at Treasure Island Flea. Channel your inner-force at the fourth annual Star Wars Day at AT&T Park. Sport a kilt at the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games. Whatever your interests, San Francisco offers a memorable holiday weekend for all.

Be sure to also stop in at the San Francisco Visitor Information Center, 900 Market St., on the lower level of Hallidie Plaza or visit for more ideas on how to celebrate over the long weekend.

Muni riders are reminded that on Sept. 1, 2014 adult fares are going up to $ 2.25. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close northbound I- 280 from the U.S. 101/I-280 interchange to downtown San Francisco. The Labor Day weekend closure will begin Thursday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. and continue until Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 a.m. This closure is necessary to replace two bridge hinges on northbound I-280. The bridge hinges are located near Cesar Chavez Street. To get into and around San Francisco on the Labor Day weekend, public transit is recommended. For information, dial 511 (nine San Francisco Bay Area counties), 510-893-8729 or visit

Special events and activities in San Francisco announced for the Labor Day weekend include:

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Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge Sponsored by Roman & Gaynor to Take Place September 27-28

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

For the second year in a row, Roman & Gaynor is sponsoring the Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge. This years cyclocross event will take place on September 27-28 at Highlander Park in Dunedin, Florida.

Cyclocross brings a real world approach to cycling and the possible terrain variations that people may experience while riding their bike. In this form of cycling, cyclists learn how to handle their bike on many types of terrain, including dirt, gravel, road, sand, and in situations that may arise that are out of a cyclists control.

Learning how to handle your bike in these different situations will help you continue a fun and safe atmosphere, explains Tampa Bay Cyclocross promoter Zach Fout. Riding a bike is a fun and fulfilling experience, but it’s easy to forget about some of the dangers that are involved with cycling.

Roman & Gaynor attorneys Mark Roman and Morgan Gaynor are both avid cyclists who understand the dangers cyclists face every time they hit the road. As cyclists themselves, they are committed to doing their part to increase awareness about sharing the road with bicyclists.

We are honored to support the cycling community by sponsoring local and state cycling events because these events are a great platform to spread the word that you must focus on the road in front of you while driving, said Mr. Roman.

This years cyclocross event will kick off with a twilight ride on Saturday and continue with more waves on Sunday morning. Men, women, and children of all ages can participate in this event.

With the continued support of Roman & Gaynor Law Firm, I am fortunate enough to bring the Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge in Dunedin back for the 2nd year in a row, said Fout. It’s nice to know that if an unfortunate situation does arise, [Mark and Morgan] understand your situation and have years of experience handling cycling accidents.

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VMFA Special Exhibitions and Gallery Installations

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

Special Exhibitions

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

April 26 July 27, 2014

Ticketed, VMFA members free

Accompanying catalogue

Posing Beauty in African American Culture examines the contested ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. The exhibition explores contemporary understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts. Drawn from public and private collections, Posing Beauty features approximately 90 works by artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Eve Arnold, Gary Winogrand, Sheila Pree Bright, Leonard Freed, Renee Cox, Anthony Barboza, Bruce Davidson, Mickalene Thomas, and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Posing Beauty in African American Culture is curated by Deborah Willis and organized by the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University. The traveling exhibition is administered by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, Calif. Sponsored by Dominion Resources. This exhibition is also supported by Richmond (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated. The Banner Exhibition Program at VMFA is supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund.

Identity Shifts

A companion exhibition to Posing Beauty, this collection-based display features works by African American artists who use representations of the human figure or some aspect of the body (including hair) to explore how we construct and perceive personal and cultural identity. The selection of paintings and sculpturesfrom the 1970s to the presentfeatures an array of perspectives and styles that underscore the complex factors informing conceptions of race and gender. Many of the 21st century artistssuch as iona rozeal brown, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Robert Pruittmix national, international, historical, and pop-culture references with personal stylistic preferences to produce images that provoke more questions about identity than they answer. The selection of photographs offers a survey of 20th- to 21st-century workfrom James VanDerZee to Carrie Mae Weems to Hank Willis Thomaswhile also highlighting the work of lesser-known artists, such as Richmond native Louis Draper, who played a primary role in founding the first African American photography collective, Kamoinge, in 1963. Many of these works will be on view at VMFA for the first time.

Curated by Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Printmakers of World War I

July 28 November 16, 2014

Free admission

This exhibition marks the centenary of the commencement of World War I on July 28, 1914. The story of the so-called Great War is told through approximately 25 prints by renowned British and American artists such as Muirhead Bone, Kerr Eby, Childe Hassam, James McBey, and Claude Shepperdson.

The works depict scenes of combat in France and the Near East, life on the home front in the United States and England, and the wars aftermath and commemoration. All of the prints come from the Frank Raysor collection, a promised gift to VMFA.

Curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of European Art

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

October 18, 2014 January 11, 2015

Ticketed, VMFA members free

Accompanying catalogue

This landmark exhibition will feature more than 180 works of art from the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing (The Forbidden City). The largest art museum in China and the largest palace in the world, it is located in the center of Beijing within the ancient Imperial Palace, where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties resided from 1420 until 1924, when the last emperor was expelled. The Palace Museum was established in 1925 and holds more than 1.8 million works of art and artifacts. The exhibition is part of a groundbreaking multi-year collaboration between VMFA and the Palace Museum. The exhibition will offer a broad perspective on Imperial China during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties with a focus on the 17th and 18th centuries. Featured worksranging from portraits of emperors and empresses, court paintings, religious sculpture, and ritual objects to fine ceramics, bronzes, lacquerware, jade, costumes, textiles, and furniturewill be combined with 3-D printing technology and architectural features to offer visitors an immersive experience, as if passing through the Forbidden City during the height of its glory and splendor. Forbidden City is presented by Altria Group and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Curated by Li Jian, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art

Fine Arts and Flowers

November 5-9, 2014

Complimentary admission

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Complimentary admission

Accompanying catalogue

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Partido Verde News Item

March 5, 2013 | Author administrative


With your permission Sen. President

Comrades Senators.

Our country has a number of features that Mexicans should be proud. However, of all the riches of Mexico undoubtedly emphasizes biodiversity, distinguished worldwide for the variety of ecosystems and species of animals and plants that thrive in the country.

This wealth does not just involve a great privilege to have an invaluable natural capital, but also a great responsibility for the Mexicans with the world, even to future generations, because those resources are the heritage of all humanity.

In view of this responsibility, it is essential that those who integrate the Federal Legislature assume the commitment to issue appropriate rules for the sustainable use of our natural resources, to ensure the right of all people to a healthy environment for their development and welfare provided in Section 4 of our Constitution.

Behaviors that threaten the environment have both undergone several administrative regulations and civil. Over the years these measures have been overtaken by the reality that prevails today the extent of being inadequate, which is necessary to resort to criminal sanctions, not only as a measure for natural resources have the lowest level high legal protection, but as a means to convert the liability for environmental damage in an effective, fair and sensitive to the social, economic and environmental problems of our country exercise.

Therefore, today let me introduce you to this Honorable Assembly reform initiative to Articles 60 and 420 Federal Penal Code, the latter relating to “crimes against the environment and environmental management on biodiversity.”

This, in order to combat the phenomenon that in recent years has become popular, not only against the temptation to enjoy exclusive goods but also by the lack of exemplary punishment to stop. The illicit use of wildlife materialized in acquiring copies and derivatives for ornamental purposes and for intake.

Examples of these behaviors constitutes the illicit use of stuffed animals, skins, turtle eggs and shark fin, among other meats and oils exotic animals, to the detriment of the balance of ecosystems and populations of these species.

This is particularly relevant when one considers that in most cases the consumer is the last link of the illegal market of species of plants and animals, so that this initiative seeks to strike at discouraging illicit consumption demand for such property from the threat of criminal penalty to its customers so that efforts to meet this market longer represent a business.

Thus, this initiative has two main objectives:

The first is to strengthen the criminal-law protection of the flora and fauna of the country, establishing the offense of unlawful use of species as well as of parts, derivatives and genetic resources

And the second, taking the opportunity of this reform, a rethinking of Article 420 of the Federal Penal Code is proposed, keeping with the spirit of the existing text but improving their writing through the establishment of a general formula that provides all relevant criminal conduct to protect biodiversity with a more appropriate legislative technique.

Thank you very much for your attention.
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