20 marzo, 2023

American Pyrotechnics Safety & Education Foundation Offers Tips to Ring in the New Year Safely


Millions of Americans will ring in the New Year with sparklers, firecrackers, trick noisemakers and a variety of consumer fireworks. With the recent surge in the Omicron COVID-19 variant, many families are planning to bring the New Year’s celebration home to their backyards.

“With families planning to say goodbye to 2021 and celebrate welcoming 2022 at home with sparklers and other types of backyard fireworks, safety must be a top priority,” cautioned Julie L. Heckman, Executive Director of the American Pyrotechnics Safety & Education Foundation (APSEF).

It is important that families take the time to plan their fireworks celebrations by selecting a safe location that is free of debris and has a flat level surface. Additionally, make certain to read and follow all instructions for use and keep spectators at a safe distance.

“Sparklers are a very popular item for families to use on New Year’s Eve.  However, because sparklers burn at a temperature of approximately 1,800°F, care must be taken to use them properly, especially around children,” said Ron Zoldan, APSEF President. 

In a brief animated safety video featuring Professor Sparkz, the APSEF urges parents and children to Celebrate Safely this New Year’s Eve by explaining tips on how to use sparklers properly and safely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYPAdwITFWU

Remember to #CelebrateSafely this New Year’s Eve! About the American Pyrotechnics Safety & Education Foundation: The APSEF is a 501 C (3) charitable organization focused on creating fireworks safety and education programs for youth. 

The APSEF encourages families to observe local laws and be especially mindful of restrictions on fireworks usage in areas affected by dry or drought conditions. 

Please be considerate of your neighbors as unexpected fireworks use can be traumatic for military veterans, families with young children, and pets.

The public can learn more about how to #CelebrateSafely by downloading these safety tips https://www.celebratesafely.org/assets/FactSheets/apsef-safetyflyer-final-2016.pdf

The goal of this education initiative, Celebrate Safely, is to instill in young people an understanding of how consumer fireworks should be used appropriately, discourage the misuse of fireworks, and decrease the number of fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. Additional information about the foundation, including educational curriculum, videos, and safety tips can be found on the APSEF website at http://www.celebratesafely.org.

Saltar al contenido29 diciembre, 2021


Rock supergroup legend ASIA celebrates its 40th anniversary with a «live bootleg»

Alfredo Azcarate Varelapor Alfredo Azcarate Varela


SOURCE: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/asia-the-official-live-bootlegs-volume-1-released-to-kick-off-the-40th-anniversary-celebration-301446531.html

Multi-platinum selling English supergroup ASIA released its most ambitious collection to date: a 10-CD boxset The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1. Issued through BMG Records on December 3rd., the expansive set chronicles five complete performances of the original line-up captured between 1982 and 2010. There is also a digital album featuring a selection of 24 tracks from the full boxset.

Issued just prior to the band’s 40th Anniversary in 2022, the The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1 box set is helping to kick off a period of celebration for ASIA fans worldwide.

«ASIA has always been a powerful live entity, and these recordings prove that,» says drummer Carl Palmer. «Rather than hear these shows with inferior pirate recordings, fans now have them with quality audio. This is the full spectrum of our live history as a band.»

SIA: Geoff Downes (Buggles, YES, keyboards), Steve Howe (YES, guitars), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, drums) and John Wetton (King Crimson, bass/vocals), took the world by storm with their eponymous debut album and the single Heat Of The Moment. They were the largest selling group album of 1982, sitting at the #1 position for nine weeks.

The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1 celebrates the huge appeal of the concert tours that followed ASIA’s first two albums. The success continued following ASIA’s 25th anniversary reunion in 2006 and four more highly acclaimed albums. The slipcase boxset features five 2CD concerts from 1982 (Buffalo, NY), ’83 (Worcester, MA), 2007 (São Paulo, Brazil), 2008 (Tokyo, Japan) and 2010 (London, UK).

«This historical collection represents some of our finest and most defining live moments,» says Geoff Downes. This the first time these recordings have been made officially available; presented together in a superb collector’s edition boxset with original artwork by Roger Dean.

The four original members split in 1983 but reconvened in 2006 for a world tour, to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Between 2007 and 2012 they recorded 4 albums. Steve Howe stepped back from ASIA to concentrate on his work with YES and was absent for 2014’s Gravitas. Soon after, John Wetton was on treatment for cancer, a fight he sadly lost in 2017.

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