Early–Middle Jurassic dolerite dykes from western Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica): identifying mantle sources in the Karoo Large Igneous Province

first_imgA suite of dolerite dykes from the Ahlmannryggen region of western Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica) forms part of the much more extensive Karoo igneous province of southern Africa. The dyke compositions include both low- and high-Ti magma types, including picrites and ferropicrites. New 40Ar/39Ar age determinations for the Ahlmannryggen intrusions indicate two ages of emplacement at ~178 and ~190 Ma. Four geochemical groups of dykes have been identified in the Ahlmannryggen region based on analyses of ~60 dykes. The groups are defined on the basis of whole-rock TiO2 and Zr contents, and reinforced by rare earth element (REE), 87Sr/86Sr and 143Nd/144Nd isotope data. Group 1 were intruded at ~190 Ma and have low TiO2 and Zr contents and a significant Archaean crustal component, but also evidence of hydrothermal alteration. Group 2 dykes were intruded at ~178 Ma; they have low to moderate TiO2 and Zr contents and are interpreted to be the result of mixing of melts derived from an isotopically depleted source with small melt fractions of an enriched lithospheric mantle source. Group 3 dyke were intruded at ~190 Ma and form the most distinct magma group; these are largely picritic with superficially mid-ocean ridge basalt (MORB)-like chemistry (flat REE patterns, 87Sr/86Sri ~0·7035, {varepsilon}Ndi ~9). However, they have very high TiO2 (~4 wt %) and Zr (~500 ppm) contents, which is not consistent with melting of MORB-source mantle. The Group 3 magmas are inferred to be derived by partial melting of a strongly depleted mantle source in the garnet stability field. This group includes several high Mg–Fe dykes (ferropicrites), which are interpreted as high-temperature melts. Some Group 3 dykes also show evidence of contamination by continental crust. Group 4 dykes are low-K picrites intruded at ~178 Ma; they have very high TiO2–Zr contents and are the most enriched magma group of the Karoo–Antarctic province, with ocean-island basalt (OIB)-like chemistry. Dykes of Group 1 and Group 3 are sub-parallel (ENE–WSW) and both groups were emplaced at ~190 Ma in response to the same regional stress field, which had changed by ~178 Ma, when Group 2 and Group 4 dykes were intruded along a dominantly NNE–SSW strike.last_img read more

Governnment to consider carrot-and-stick approach to longer tenancies

first_imgHome » News » Governnment to consider carrot-and-stick approach to longer tenancies previous nextRegulation & LawGovernnment to consider carrot-and-stick approach to longer tenanciesRLA says it believes government is warming to idea of tax breaks rather than legal compulsion to create more secure tenancies for famlies.Nigel Lewis5th October 20180838 Views  The government’s much-anticipated introduction of compulsory three-year tenancies may be replaced with tax incentives for landlords who offer AST with fixed terms of up to five years, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has claimed.It says research by its landlord panel found that 73% of landlords would offer longer tenures if they were offered tax incentives to do so, and also if the eviction process was streamlined to enable faster repossessions in clear-cut cases.The decision on longer tenancies is widely expected within the Chancellor’s Autumn budget later this month and the RLA is urging Phillip Hammond to adopt a carrot-and-stick approach rather than making longer tenancies compulsory.“We call on the Chancellor to back this pragmatic proposal.”It also says the government has publicly indicated that it may back the RLA’s proposal, saying in one briefing document that it “could be quicker to implement”.“Recent statements by MPs suggest that positive taxation to support longer tenancies would gain support in Parliament, enabling such tenancies to become available far quicker than imposing them by law,” says RLA Policy Director David Smith (left).In July the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published its proposals for compulsory three-year fixed term tenancies with a six-month break clause ‘to help renters put down roots and give landlords longer-term financial security’.A consultation on the proposals ran until August 26th within which Housing secretary James Brokenshire said he was “seeking views on a new model – one that balances tenants’ need for protection, with landlords’ needs to regain their property when their circumstances change”.Phillip Hammond RLA David Smith three year tenancies October 5, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Peanuts gang holiday specials moving to AppleTV+ this year

first_img Peanuts gang holiday specials moving to AppleTV+ this year Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Google+ Previous articleFour suspects charged in shooting death of 19-year-old man in South BendNext articleBenson: “Return your absentee ballots in person.” Tommie Lee By Tommie Lee – October 20, 2020 0 385 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Twitter (Source: https://goo.gl/Kl4lCi License: https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x) Good grief! 2020 is pulling the football away at the last moment for a favorite holiday tradition.You won’t be able to find Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang on network TV this year. A new deal has made Apple TV-plus “the home for all things Peanuts,” and that includes the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials broadcasted on the networks every year since the 1960s.Apple says families will still be able to see them for free on their service for a few days around each holiday.“It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will air for free on the service between October 30 and November 1.You can learn more about Apple TV+ at http://apple.com/tvpr. Facebooklast_img read more

News story: Sainsbury’s / Asda merger referred for in-depth investigation

first_imgIn August, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opened its initial (Phase 1) investigation into the merger and announced the companies had requested a ‘fast-track’ referral to Phase 2.The CMA has now confirmed, through its Phase 1 investigation, that the deal raises sufficient concerns to be referred for a more in-depth review. The companies are 2 of the largest grocery retailers in the UK and their stores overlap in hundreds of local areas, where shoppers could face higher prices or a worse quality of service.These concerns will be considered further in the Phase 2 investigation, along with other issues raised so far with the CMA – including those relating to fuel, general merchandise (such as clothing) and increased ‘buyer power’ over suppliers.The Phase 2 investigation is a more in-depth review, led by an inquiry group chosen from the CMA’s independent panel members. This will be chaired by Stuart McIntosh, with the other members being Roland Green, John Thanassoulis, Richard Feasey and Claire Whyley. The group will gather evidence – in particular through multiple customer surveys and engagement with other retailers, suppliers and industry bodies – to inform its detailed analysis.An issues statement, setting out in detail the issues that the inquiry group expects to investigate, will be published in the coming weeks. Members of the public and other interested groups will be invited to give their views on this.The CMA’s full referral decision and expected timelines for its Phase 2 investigation will be published shortly on the case page.last_img read more

Instagram takeover: Students highlight the arts on Harvard’s account

first_img What a freshman sees Harvard celebrated student and faculty creativity at the annual Arts First Festival by featuring more than 200 music, theater, dance, film, visual arts, and multidisciplinary events this past weekend (April 27-30).Arts First is just one example of arts experiences that many students at Harvard engage with every day. For two of these students, taking over Harvard’s official Instagram account during the four-day event was the perfect opportunity to showcase what they love most about the arts at Harvard. Lance Oppenheim ’19 and Samuel Fisch ’20 shared photos and videos that highlighted arts-related classes, behind-the-scenes activity of Arts First events, and much more on the Instagram site.[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BTcUlhNBbvh/ hidecaption=true]In addition to being a Harvard College student concentrating in Visual and Environmental Studies, Oppenheim is a director, editor, and photographer who makes cinematically informed documentaries. Oppenheim’s films have been screened at more than 60 film festivals and featured by The New York Times, the Smithsonian Institution, The Atlantic, Vimeo (as four Staff Picks), Short of the Week, the White House official blog, and PBS.In 2014, Oppenheim was selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and as a Young Arts national finalist. In 2015, he was the recipient of a Southeast Asian travel and film grant, and later that year, he received a fellowship at the Future of Storytelling Conference in New York City.[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BTfTII2lm6g/ hidecaption=true]For Oppenheim, being a documentary filmmaker at Harvard has allowed him the opportunity to work with people around campus who don’t typically create art. Since coming to Harvard, Oppenheim has found that “collaborating with individuals who are interested in filmmaking and photography — but are largely unaware of its processes and hold different interests altogether — [has made for] some of my most rewarding experiences on campus.” Oppenheim has served as a film proctor for the First-Year Arts Program (FAP), a pre-freshman orientation program that encourages exploration in all forms of art and orients artists to the academic and extracurricular arts opportunities at Harvard, during which he co-led two film-related workshops. He has also collaborated with the executive board of Hasty Pudding Theatricals to add a videographer position and has been working with the organization on a variety of multimedia projects to help recontextualize the club to a broader audience. Related For College student Jasper Johnston ’20, discovering Harvard is a shared experience through Instagram Fisch is an award-winning, internationally published photographer. Most recently, he was a member of the Digital Team at Hillary for America, photographing Hillary Clinton and her family and campaign surrogates in 100-plus cities across the country on the campaign trail.[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWlRL5jsBS/ hidecaption=true]In 2012, he was the first American to win the overall title of International Young Travel Photographer of the Year, and in 2014, he was the first photographer to win the overall title for the second time. He has exhibited his photographs at the Royal Geographical Society in London, and numerous international publications have featured his work.Having participated in the First-Year Arts Program (where he met Oppenheim), Fisch’s immersion into the “amazing depth of commitment to, and student passion for, the arts” began as soon as he arrived on campus. The program not only exposed him to numerous upperclassmen who were involved in the arts all across Harvard but also allowed him the opportunity to explore many forms of art, most of which he had never tried.[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BTZFSxcB3uu/ hidecaption=true]Fisch works on campus as a photographer for the Admissions and Financial Aid Office and “loves being able to showcase for prospective students the variety of unique yet equally compelling experiences students have at Harvard.”For many students, Arts First is the culmination of the remarkable cross-pollination that occurs between academics and artists at Harvard. The “takeover” of the Instagram account allowed Oppenheim and Fisch to showcase this firsthand.As Oppenheim noted, “From composer Sam Wu’s [’17] orchestral installation that measures audiences’ brainwaves to generate music to the Graduate School of Design’s installation of seesaws that emit sound and light, Arts First truly encapsulates Harvard’s interdisciplinary nature as an institution that fosters creativity and collaboration between artistic and academic fields.”last_img read more

Embedded EthiCS wins $150,000 grant

first_img Related Perspectives on gene editing “This [award] underscores the importance of Harvard’s liberal arts and sciences education in our society, because systems should not be designed without taking societal norms and conditions into account,” said Grosz. “By linking together two different parts of the College’s curriculum, we are able to teach students of computer science how to think through the ethical and social implications of their computer systems’ design and implementation choices.”Through its open-access repository, which will be further developed by this award, Embedded EthiCS will help other colleges and universities incorporate ethical reasoning activities into their courses, thus reaching a wide range of undergraduate students.“I’m particularly excited by the opportunity … to make the Harvard Embedded EthiCS course modules openly available,” said Nagpal. “For my CS189 robotics class, we developed a module on robots and job automation, and I have many robotics colleagues in other universities who want to bring such material into their classrooms too.” Embedding ethics in computer science curriculum Harvard initiative seen as a national model center_img “Embedded EthiCS has allowed the students in my class to think critically about matching markets and recommender systems, lifting up and shaping our conversation in a way that I couldn’t have managed by myself,” said David Parkes, George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science.Embedded EthiCS has been a successful and popular pilot program at Harvard, and today’s award will help ensure its long-term success. The grant will help provide concrete activities and assignments that incorporate current technical concepts, data, and ethical issues that are salient to students and relevant to their future work in technology. It will also support the distribution of pedagogy across the curriculum, so that students in various courses can encounter diverse ethical issues and solutions.“Seeing current, real-world examples makes a big difference, because students can dig deep into the conflicting values that always come with ethical questions,” said Radhika Nagpal, Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at SEAS. “Students can leverage the technical material they are in the process of learning and see how a technical solution has value implications. For example, in my robotics class, students work with robot hardware on an automated warehouse application, but they also see the technical limits of automation that only allow certain things to get automated. For the ethics lecture, we tackle the question, are we automating the right jobs? Are we actually making society a better place? And for whom?”The award will also be used to add CS postdocs to the teaching lab in which Embedded EthiCS modules are generated and workshopped, increasing CS expertise there and enhancing the technical depth of the modules.“By including computer science postdocs in the teaching lab team, this award will enhance the collaboration between computer science and philosophy,” said Stephen Chong, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at SEAS. “I anticipate it will lead to the development of Embedded EthiCS modules with tighter integration of computer science content, and enable us to gather more real-world case studies. This can spur deeper engagement from the students as they think through the ethical and social implications of the course material.”The challenge is an ambitious initiative to integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science curricula and pedagogy at U.S. colleges and universities. It fuels the conceptualization, development, and piloting of curricula that integrate ethics with computer science — bridging the sciences and humanities. The hope is that this coursework will not only be implemented, but also scaled to colleges and universities across the country and beyond. Students of computer science go on to be the next leaders and creators in the world, and must understand how code intersects with human behavior, privacy, safety, equality, and many other factors. On Tuesday, Barbara J. Grosz, the Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), was named a winner in the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, a $2.4 million competition run by some of the biggest names in tech and civil society: Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.The $150,000 grant Grosz received will support the Embedded EthiCS program. A collaborative undertaking of the computer science and philosophy faculties, Embedded EthiCS seeks to teach the next generation of computer scientists to design systems that are morally and socially responsible. Consistent with the collaboration showcased by the Embedded EthiCS program, Grosz’s proposal for the challenge was developed with Alison Simmons, the Samuel H. Wolcott Professor of Philosophy and interim chair of the Philosophy Department, as well as with other faculty and graduate students from the Computer Science and Philosophy departments who work on the program.“Harvard is seeking to create a new generation of computer scientists who are focused on what software should and shouldn’t do as much as they are on what software can do,” said Simmons. “This award will allow us to further enhance the ongoing collaboration between the Computer Science and Philosophy departments through increased cross-learning and cross-teaching.”Led by Grosz and Simmons since 2017, Embedded EthiCS makes ethical reasoning integral to Harvard’s computer science education with a distributed pedagogy that introduces ethics directly into courses across that curriculum. It works by embedding philosophers into courses to teach modules that explore ethical issues raised by course materials.“Embedded EthiCS is a truly special feature of the Harvard computer science curriculum, and we are grateful to Barbara, Alison, and their team for developing it,” said Salil Vadhan, Vicky Joseph Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. “What makes it unique compared to efforts at other universities is that ethics modules are spread throughout our computer science offerings, rather than being confined to a single course about ethics in computing. This teaches our students to realize that there are societal and ethical implications of almost everything they will do as computer scientists, and to always evaluate solutions to technical problems along these axes along with traditional criteria such as computational efficiency.”The success of the program can be tied directly to Grosz and Simmons’ leadership in addition to the dedicated computer science faculty and the extraordinary work and creativity of both computer science and philosophy graduate students. The award will enable the team to design better in-class exercises and assignments based on day-to-day, real-life tech challenges. “This [award] underscores the importance of Harvard’s liberal arts and sciences education in our society, because systems should not be designed without taking societal norms and conditions into account.” — Barbara Grosz Harvard researchers, others share their views on key issues in the field last_img read more

Commentary: End of coal era in India coming sooner than many think

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Asia Times:On Tuesday last week, Tony Abbott, Australia’s ex-prime minister, was photographed in parliament clutching a document entitled, the “Coal era is not over.”In India, which until recently had the world’s second-largest coal pipeline, two seismic events have signaled the contrary to be true.According to Australia’s pro-coal “Monash Forum” parliamentarians, of which Abbott is a founding member, India is ensuring a rosy future for coal exporters such as Australia due to its plans to construct 116 new power stations, or around 88 GW. Ironically, on the same day the Forum’s “fact sheets” were released, NTPC, the largest owner and developer of domestic coal plants in India, shelved its 4 GW Pudimadaka Ultra-Mega Power Plant, due to be built in the state of Andhra Pradesh.This decision to cancel the largest new coal-fired power station planned in India is another step in the country’s remarkable Indian energy transition. Since the start of 2010, as a result of shelved and cancelled projects, India’s coal plant pipeline has shrunk by a staggering 547 GW. To give this some perspective, that is almost three times the total installed capacity of Germany.Today, 88GW–or rather 84GW–are still reported to be “progressing” through approval processes. Though given current trends, this more accurately translates as “yet to be formally cancelled or put into administration.”In fact, of the remaining pipeline, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) estimates no more than 10-20 GW might actually see the light of day. That means more than 84% of India’s 2010 coal pipeline will have been cancelled. What’s more, if India’s 2018 National Energy Plan forecast of 48GW of end-of-life coal plant closures by 2027 occurs, India is rapidly approaching peak thermal coal.Coal will not be gone in a decade, but the era will end sooner than many expect.More: India is bringing the coal era to an end Commentary: End of coal era in India coming sooner than many thinklast_img read more

BREAKING: Zinke Recommends Shrinking At Least Six National Monuments

first_imgIn an internal memo leaked to the Associated Press and first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump shrink the boundaries of at least six of the 27 national monuments that the Department began reviewing back in April.The recommended monuments include two in the state of Utah—Bears Ear and Grand Staircase Escalante, one in Nevada—Gold Butte, one in Oregon—Cascade-Siskiyou, and two in New Mexico—Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande Del Norte.The review also recommends a reduction in size to multiple marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean and proposes opening the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean to commercial fishing.In addition to shrinking the boundaries of monuments, Zinke’s recommendations will open some of them up to previously prohibited extraction activities. This includes the canyons of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which—according to a report from the Interior Department—contain “an estimated several billion tons of oil and large oil deposits”, and Maine’s Khatadin Woods and Waters National Monument, where Zinke is seeking to implement an active timber management program.Zinke also proposed adding 130,000 acres of the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana known as the Badger-Two Medicine to the national monuments list, citing the region’s importance to the Black Feet Nation.Since assuming the helm of the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, a former Senator and Navy SEAL from Montana, has styled himself an advocate and proponent of public lands in the vein of Teddy Roosevelt, but his recent recommendations have conservationists worried that his tenure could ultimately compromise Roosevelt’s public lands legacy.“The recommendations within Secretary Ryan Zinke‘s National Monument Review could negatively impact key fish & wildlife habitat, reduce outdoor opportunities, and undermine the Antiquities Act that has enabled the long-term protection of millions of acres,” read a statement released back in August by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, a conservation organization out of Missoula Montana.The Antiquities Act, which was signed into law by Roosevelt himself in 1906, affords presidents the legal authority to designate national monuments, but many argue that it does not give the executive branch the power to alter or rescind previous designations—as Trump and Zinke are now clearly attempting to do.“Any actions that would dismantle these natural wonders would violate Americans’ deep and abiding love for parks and public lands and fly in the face of 2.8 million Americans who expressed opposition to these changes,” said President of the Wilderness Society, Jamie Williams in a statement posted to the organization’s website. “We and millions of other Americans stand by the belief that those lands should be preserved and handed down to future generations. We urge President Trump to ignore these illegal and dangerous recommendations and instead act to preserve these beloved places.”For his part, Donald Trump has expressed disdain for the size and amount of national monuments declared by his previous three predecessors, calling the designations a “massive federal land grab” during an executive order signing at the Department of Interior back in April.“It’s time to end these abuses and return control to the people, the people of Utah, the people of all of the states, the people of the United States,” Trump went on to say.Stay tuned as we continue to cover this important and ongoing public lands issue.last_img read more

CUinDenver: Leverage credit union values to appeal to millennials

first_imgA breakout session at the combined America’s Credit Union Conference and World Credit Union Conference Monday gave attendees tips on how to reach out to millennials and turn them into credit union members.At “Recruiting Youth—Bringing Down the Average Age of Credit Unions,” Emma Avery, communications specialist for the Greater Building Society of Australia; Josh Allison, founder and chief ideator of Think Café; and Paul Wambua, CEO for the Stima Savings and Credit Cooperative in Kenya, spoke about the millennial generation and what credit unions need to do in order to be appealing to prospective members.“They want it to be about them,” Avery said. “They want it to be relevant and easy.”The session included information about habits of millennials, how to leverage the credit unions’ values to appeal to young adults, how to position credit unions in a position to appeal to younger members, and the role technology plays in serving that demographic.When developing a plan to target and draw in young people, Avery said there were several characteristics to keep in mind. They want easy things that are about them and relevant to them. Also their behaviors are different than other generations, while older adults remember having to write letters to connect with acquaintances, millennials are used to having electronic devices in their pockets that connect them with the world. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

8 Long Island Music Festivals on Long Island This Summer

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Kate NalepinskiFrom punk to bluegrass, pop to classical, music festivals celebrating specific genres and local artists alike can be seen and heard across Long Island virtually every weekend this summer through Labor Day.Here are eight upcoming music festivals coming to LI this summer:Oyster Bay Music FestivalPianists, classical singers, string and woodwind musicians join together for this eight-day-long chamber music festival at various venues across Oyster Bay. The performers, ranging from children to adults, also hone their craft along the way at seminars between the concerts. Various locations, Oyster Bay. oysterbaymusicfestival.com Free. June 24-July 2. Alive After FiveMany villages host live music in their downtowns during summer, but none do it like Alive After Five  in Patchogue, which closes down Main Street for four days  for this summer festival that features six stages. Besides the music, festivalgoers can also visit over 90 craft vendors, getting a bite to eat at a food truck and have a beer while watching the sun set. Alive After Five is the ultimate entertainment bash with the laid-back vibe that all good festivals include. Main Street, Patchogue. aliveafterfive.com Free. 5 p.m. July 7, 21, Aug.4, 18. Vans Warped TourWhere can you see a metal band live, walk 20 feet to your right, and then watch a hip-hop artist perform on another stage? That would be the Warped Tour, the nation’s longest running traveling music festival. With a recognizable lineup of over 50 artists, it’s no wonder thousands flock to see the Warped Tour every year when it comes to town. This year, Vans Warped Tour includes Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Falling In Reverse, Reel Big Fish, and New Found Glory, just to name a few. Nikon at Jones Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. vanswarpedtour.com $45-50. 11 a.m. July 9.LIU Post Chamber Music FestivalLike the Oyster Bay Music Festival, the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival also features seminars for musicians in addition to a concert series for the public during this three-week program. Performances include string quartets, woodwind quintets, mixed ensembles and a concerto competition. Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville. liu.edu Various times, July 11-29.Great South Bay Music FestivalThis waterfront music festival is back with an irresistible lineup including Third Eye Blind, Graham Nash, Manchester Orchestra, Umphreys McGee, Kevin Devine, Joe Nichols and Dopapod. It would be a mistake to miss out on the largest-running music, art and cultural event on Long Island. What’s better than an amazing view of the water, live music and great food? And there’s a kidzone for the children. Shorefront Park, Patchogue. greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com $32-$125. July 14-17. Huntington Folk FestivalMore than three-dozen artists jam out in flowing skirts for the festival that’s been persisting since 2006. Bask in the sun in the morning and then snuggle under a blanket at night, while you listen to artist showcases of folk music all day. Headlining the festival is Slaid Cleaves, folk singer from Austin, Texas. Heckscher Park, Huntington. http://fmsh.org/huntington-folk-festival/ Free. 12-10:30 p.m. July 30. FOLD (Freak Out Let’s Dance) Festival * POSTPONED*Probably the coolest dance party you can attend the whole summer, the FOLD Festival will have you dancing on your feet as soon as you arrive. Appropriately, DNCE, the artist with the pop jam, “Cake By The Ocean” will be joined by KESHA and Earth, Wind and Fire at this summer’s FOLD. Nile Rodgers and Chic will perform all three days. Tickets include complementary transportation to the Riverhead train station. No doubt, you’ll “freak out” from AM to PM.  Martha Clara Vineyards, 660 Herricks Lane, Riverhead. foldfestival.com $99 per day. Aug. 12-14. 14th Annual Long Island Bluegrass FestivalExpect sunshine, banjos, plunking and Bill Monroe covers. LI Bluegrass festival features the Jim Hurst Trio and Flatt Lonesome as well as seven other artists. As per usual, the lineup contains The Fiddle Kids, a group of children from the Northport school district, ages 10 to 14, passionate about bluegrass music. Tanner Park, Copiague. babylonarts.org $15 single, $40 family. 12-7 p.m. Aug. 20.last_img read more