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Why do Amish kids have fewer allergies? The answer may come from the farm

first_img It’s support for the so-called hygiene hypothesis: the idea that a lack of early childhood exposure to a diversity of germs can keep the immune system underdeveloped and more likely to overreact to things that are harmless — resulting in allergies and asthma.advertisement Privacy Policy Related: Related: Children with allergies, asthma may be at risk of heart problems, too In trying to explain America’s rising rates of allergies and asthma, one of the common theories is that we’re just too clean. And that theory just got a boost by scientists studying traditional farming communities.The Amish communities concentrated in America’s rust belt share many similarities with other traditionalist sects, including the Hutterites, a group of Anabaptists that live largely in Canada and in the northwestern United States. Both are Christian groups that eschew most modern technology and make much of their livelihood from farming. But they have a key difference: Amish families farm traditionally, using hand-held or livestock-powered tools, while Hutterites use modern farm implements.And that appears to make a crucial difference to their health: While less than 10 percent of Amish schoolchildren have asthma and allergies, the prevalence in Hutterite children is over 20 and 30 percent respectively.advertisement Are doctors overdiagnosing asthma? HealthWhy do Amish kids have fewer allergies? The answer may come from the farm It’s almost as if the immune system is “bored,” says Anne Sperling, an immunologist at the University of Chicago and a colleague of Ober. “Kids who live in just a bit dirtier environments are actually more protected against asthma and allergies.”The Hutterites and Amish actually have very similar ancestral backgrounds. They can trace their ancestors to Central European communities only about 15 miles apart, and they remain fairly genetically isolated from the rest of American society.This genetic similarity gave Ober and her colleagues an opportunity to focus on lifestyle differences, the major one being farming practices. Both communities rely heavily on farming, but while the Amish use pre-industrial farming practices, like horse-pulled plows and hand sowed seeds, the Hutterites use modern tractors and milking machines. Traditional farming means the Amish have much more exposure to microbes in their farms — an exposure they pass on to their children when they come home from the fields. Ober’s team found almost seven times more diversity of microbial life in dust from Amish homes than dust from Hutterite homes.The children’s blood told a story of diverging immune profiles as well. For example, Amish children had higher levels of white blood cells called neutrophils, while those cells had lower levels of three proteins known to play a role in inflammatory responses.The researchers then took those dust extracts back to the lab. For a month they exposed mice to dust from each community before inducing asthma in the mice. In mice exposed to dust from Amish households, the asthmatic response was less severe, with airways contracting half as much as control mice. The Hutterite dust almost always had the opposite effect.“This tells us something in the dust is protective,” said Sperling.And when they engineered mice lacking genes important for immune system functioning, the protective effect was lost, providing even stronger evidence that the lack of allergies and asthma in Amish children is due to something unique about their immune systems, she said.The findings are compelling, said Ober, but the scientists can’t rule out the possibility that an uncontrolled difference, like geography, could have influenced the results. (The Amish groups sampled lived in Indiana, while the Hutterites lived in South Dakota.) Ober is hoping to do a follow-up experiment in which Hutterites would expose their babies to more from their environment. Leave this field empty if you’re human: At this point the researchers are also unable to say what specific component of the dust might be protective.“We have this grandmother sort of wisdom that [says], sure you need to go and get exposed to dirt and bacteria so you can grow healthy and protected,” said Talal Chatila, a pediatric researcher specializing in immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital, who was not involved in research. “The science is now moving to actually starting to define at the molecular level what are the components or factors that enable particular exposures to be protective against allergic diseases.” By Lindzi Wessel Aug. 3, 2016 Reprints In a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, Carole Ober, a geneticist at the University of Chicago, and her colleagues conclude that dust from the farm fields might protect Amish children from asthma and allergies, while shelter from this exposure might leave Hutterite children vulnerable. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Tags allergiesasthmamicrobes Scott R. Galvin/AP While the idea of some sort of pill or spray that could kickstart our children’s immune systems remains in the realm of science fiction, the study reminds us that our children don’t have to live in completely sterilized environments, said Sperling.“It might be important just to let them be kids and be outside … and play in the dirt,” she said. “All that might be important stimuli to develop an immune system that’s protective against asthma.” Please enter a valid email address.last_img read more

U.S., European regulators to enhance oversight of central counterparties

first_imgJames Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Earlier this year, U.S. and European authorities announced that they had agreed on a common approach regulating and approving CCPs. The MOU announced on Monday follows from that agreement, which aims to increase regulatory convergence, making it easier for derivatives clearing firms to operate in each another’s markets. “The execution of this MOU satisfies a condition of the ESMA recognition process and serves to facilitate recognition of U.S. CCPs,” notes the CFTC. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday designed to facilitate co-operation between the regulators in the oversight of derivatives clearing firms that are seeking to become recognized as central counterparties (CCPs). The MOU covers ESMA’s assessment of regulatory compliance by U.S. clearing firms that are seeking to become recognized as CCPs in Europe, and monitoring of their ongoing compliance with the conditions for recognition. last_img read more

Improved Labeling and Grading Standards for Eggs

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedImproved Labeling and Grading Standards for Eggs RelatedImproved Labeling and Grading Standards for Eggs FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Thanks to new labeling and grading standards, consumers can now be more assured that eggs bought at local supermarkets are of the highest quality, as the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, and the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association, recently launched new standards for labeling and grading eggs, for the benefit of consumers.As a result eggs will now be sold in packages, which will state whether they are grade ‘A’ eggs, or grade ‘B’ eggs. Vice President of the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association, Roy Baker, says these standards mean that the consumer is assured of receiving a good quality product.“We have been working with representatives in the Caribbean in establishing a labeling and grading specification for table eggs. Today it is a reality. This is indeed a win-win situation for our consumers at large. The consumers will have clearly a better choice in receiving premium quality eggs at their point of purchase,” Mr. Baker says.He further explains that not only will egg farmers have to ensure that their eggs are of the finest quality, but the distributors of the eggs will have to make sure that the eggs are transported in proper conditions.“In the first place we talk about the cold chain in eggs, packaging and transportation. Once the eggs are produced at the farm, there are certain requirements that will have to be followed in maintaining a cold chain in getting the eggs to the consumer,” Mr. Baker informs.He adds that “where some challenges could come about is at the distributive point of trade, where distributors will be required to maintain the cold chain, and therefore eggs will have to be dispensed to consumers in cold facilities.”“What is important in grading eggs is the consistency of the shell, and the liquid content. So there are methodologies we use in labeling and grading that addresses those two issues – what you can see, and what you can’t see. In the industry, a candle is used, where you pass the egg over a light source, and you can actually see inside there, and based on what you see, you can know if the egg is a grade ‘A’ egg or a grade ‘B’ egg. And you match that with the external things of the shell, whether it is cracked, whether it is rough, whether it is dirty or misshapen,” Mr. Baker explains.He notes that with these new standards, consumers can rest assured that eggs that they purchase will have a minimum weight, and that they conform to certain minimum specification.“We would also like to emphasize in the specification that this is another way in ensuring in purchasing your product that you get value for your money.Because, many times, the consumer, regrettably, would go into the place of purchase, and move the smaller eggs into another container, and what we find in this process, where it cause eggs to break, and all (sorts of) undesirable things,” Mr. Baker informs.He explains that the labeling specifications will reduce the need for consumers to “search” for the larger eggs because they will be more uniformed in the package.In the meantime, Norman Williams, Chairman of Caribbean Egg Processors informed that eggs that do not make it to the market are liquefied, at the liquid egg plant, which has been in operation for more than 10 months now.“The plant is a necessity for the grading and labeling standards to work, because in effect, what would take place is that the eggs that did not make the standards would not have a home, and so the possibility existed that they would find themselves back in the food chain, and (go) directly to the consumer. In creating this plant, we have a situation where we can pull those eggs that do not make the grade and liquefy them, and add value to them, and sell them to the hotels. These eggs will be pasteurized, homogenized, and labeled for sale,” Mr. Williams tells JIS News.He informs that for the past ten months, the liquid egg plant has been most useful in taking eggs out of the system that are not quite suitable for sale on the retail market and selling them to the hotels.However, Mr. Baker points out that the eggs that are sent to the hotels are not bad or inedible eggs, but merely eggs that are not quite up to standard in terms of appearance.“I am not talking about the fact that the eggs are spoilt or bad, it just means that they don’t make the grade in terms of the shell as the shell might be discoloured or cracked. That would be a grade ‘C’ egg, and a grade ‘A’ egg is one where the yolk stands up, and the white doesn’t spread all over the place, it is nice and tight around the yolk. A grade ‘C’ egg just means it doesn’t meet the criteria for the grade ‘A’, but they are all edible,” Mr. Baker adds.center_img RelatedImproved Labeling and Grading Standards for Eggs Improved Labeling and Grading Standards for Eggs UncategorizedFebruary 7, 2008last_img read more

Student printing and scanning improvements coming spring 2013

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 6, 2012 We’ve all been there – struggling to download the right printer driver or running across campus, wondering, “why did I choose a printer so far away?” Starting next semester, it will be easier for students to print to the many student printers and multi-function devices available in computer labs and common areas across campus. The Office of Information Technology is upgrading the campus’ student printing and scanning system in advance of the spring semester to give students better, more convenient printing capabilities.Fewer Printer Drivers Once completed, there will be just seven standard types of student printers. Students will be able to download a single printer driver package containing a driver for each type of printer available through the SPS system. As a result, students will no longer need to manage a potentially large number of printer drivers for the many printer types, which can be confusing and cumbersome.Improved Print Queues The upgrade will also simplify how students send documents to SPS print queues. Students will be able to select the printer type that best suits their needs, then send a document to be released for printing. Students will be able to access their print jobs and securely print documents from a number of printers, versus just one specific printer – giving them more flexibility and convenience. OIT will provide an interactive map listing the location of all printers so they’re easy to find.Foundation for Mobile Printing The printing software upgrade will also provide the foundation for additional enhancements. Specifically, it will set the stage for mobile printing, which will allow students to print from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers.About Student Printing and Scanning Each semester, as part of the student computing fee, students receive a financial allotment on their Buff OneCards that they can use toward printing and scanning on any SPS system printer. Students can add money to their accounts at the Campus Card Office, at a Campus Card Value Transfer Station (VTS), or by visiting the Online Card Office.More Information Keep an eye out for updates about improved student printing. We’ll let you know when the upgraded capabilities are ready to go! In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to contact the IT Service Center at [email protected] or 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone). Phone help is available: Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.last_img read more

Santa Monica Sets Swanky Stage For “Happy Birthday, Marion!”

first_imgHomeNewsSanta Monica Sets Swanky Stage For “Happy Birthday, Marion!” Jan. 13, 2018 at 6:00 amNewsSanta Monica Sets Swanky Stage For “Happy Birthday, Marion!”Guest Author3 years agoAnnenberg Community Beach HouseBeachCharlie Chaplindowntown santa monicamarion daviesSanta Monicasanta monica conservancysanta monica daily presswilliam randolph hearst This Sunday at the Annenberg Beach House party goers will revisit the glamour of Old Hollywood as the Santa Monica Conservancy reprises its annual birthday celebration, Happy Birthday, Marion.For those who need a primer on their silent-film-stars-and-their-mansions trivia, Marion Davies was a silent film star, philanthropist, and lover of William Randolph Hearst. Hearst was so smitten by Davies, he developed the Annenberg for her.The 1920s-constructed estate once housed invite-only soirées for the economically-privileged-only of the day, personalities popping in the giant estate ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill.These days the 2009-rehabilitated Beach House is a gorgeous public marvel, a community center now open for all to enjoy. Although the Beach House might’ve been renovated for modern times, Happy Birthday, Marion still exudes that old-school Hollywood feel.“Marion Davies and her beachside house are something from a bygone era,” Constance Farrell, public information officer of Santa Monica said in an email. “Coming to the Annenberg Community Beach House is both a step back in time and a community gathering space fit for this era.”Farrell says the event will celebrate both the rich history of the Beach House as well as the silent film star who once held court there, while also introducing party-goers to a slice of Santa Monica history and all you can do at the public space today. “It’s now a tradition that many look forward to – dressing like silent screen stars of the Hollywood heyday and filling the plaza with music and dance. It’s a perfect time to learn about Marion and her former home by taking a Santa Monica Conservancy tour.”Speaking at the event will be Davies’ biographer Lara Fowler. Fowler describes Davies as a talented actress in both comedy and drama, but who’s real passion came from her philanthropy.“She had the means to give as much as her heart desired, and she thrived on making others happy,” Fowler said. She describes Davies as a self-effacing Hollywood star, a rarity in the industry. Davies was someone “more at home in her slacks” than doing the usual Hollywood hustle and bustle. Although Davies’ parties at the Annenberg were always noteworthy, the selfless Davies often threw them for others, a testament to her giving nature.“I talk to people who knew Marion, the first words out of anyone’s mouth are ‘Marion was a wonderful woman,’” Fowler says. “I think she would be thrilled that the Beach House has turned into a community center. It’s exactly what she would have wanted.”Events at the celebration will include entertainment from magician Tom Frank, music from LA Love Band, and dancers from Santa Monica’s Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Producer Elaina Archer and Davies’ biographer Lara Fowler will provide rare mementos and insights from Davies’ life via an audience-led discussion.The celebration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. Parking is $3 per hour or $8 for the day. RSVP at (310) 458-4904 or HappyBirthdayMarion2018.eventbrite.comFor more about Lara Fowler and her biography on Marion Davies, visit [email protected] :Annenberg Community Beach HouseBeachCharlie Chaplindowntown santa monicamarion daviesSanta Monicasanta monica conservancysanta monica daily presswilliam randolph hearstshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMudslide-stricken California town is all but emptied outHigh School Sailors Set To Sail Against The WorldYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agolast_img read more

Bundoran Town Councillor’s husband in court following disturbance at council meeting

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardai building case against those they know killed Andrew AllenNext articleFamily of Hugh Doherty seeking meeting with Defence Minister News Highland Twitter Bundoran Town Councillor’s husband in court following disturbance at council meeting Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – February 11, 2014 Facebook A man arrested after a disturbance outside a meeting of Bundoran town councillors on Monday has appeared in court on a public order offence.Thomas McNulty, who is husband of one of the councillors, Florence Doherty, has been charged with insulting behaviour.Garda Helen Munnelly told Dungloe District Court that 55-year-old McNulty, from Main Street, Bundoran, was arrested in the town’s Drumacrin area at 4.30pm yesterday.She said he was taken to Ballyshannon Garda station and made no reply when cautioned. He refused to sign station bail.McNulty told Judge Paul Kelly that he would like the case to be put back for hearing.He said he didn’t believe there was any evidence and he disagreed with the charge. That’s why he refused to sign station bail.He told the court: “I have no difficulty in attending court, but I am looking for a copy of the evidence to be forwarded to me.”He agreed to sign a bail bond in court and the hearing was adjourned to Ballyshannon District Court on February 21. Google+ Twitter Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn center_img 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe News WhatsApp Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Facebook WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Pinterestlast_img read more

Eurofound Graduate Traineeship Programme

first_imgEurofound Graduate Traineeship Programme January 29, 2015 Published by atredondo LinkedIn 0 on January 30, 2015 at 10:49 am Pocket By Elda Bardhi says: Tweet Share 0 Log in to Reply Dear Mr/MrsMy name is Elda Bardhi. I am 25 years old and i hold a degree in Finance, form University of New York in Tirana, Albania.I am from Albania but i have been living, and still live in Greece.I have a permanent permition for 5 years, but not the Greek citizenship, even though i have applied for it.What i would like to know is; Am i allowed to apply for your traineeships on the scheme of Eurofound?Thank you in advance,With respect,Elda Bardhi Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 ← PAR International Leadership Conference Deadline: 27 February 2015Open to: recent university graduates from the Member States of the European Union or candidate countriesRemuneration: €1,247 per monthDescriptionThe European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is offering a limited number of graduate traineeships during 2015. The majority of traineeships will be located in the Dublin offices of Eurofound, although  there will be a particularly small number of traineeships in the field of Information and Communication at the Liaison Office in Brussels. This programme is addressed mainly to recent university graduates, without excluding those who – in the framework of lifelong learning – have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.The aims of the official in-service training with Eurofound are:To provide fresh university graduates with a unique and first hand experience of the workings of Eurofound within the wider European context.To enable such trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of Eurofound units and sections.To provide the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multiethnic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance.To promote European integration within the spirit of new governance and through active participation to create awareness of true European citizenship.To provide the opportunity to recent university graduates to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific areas of competence.To introduce these graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein.EligibilityIn order to be eligible for the traineeship you must meet the following criteria:Be a national of the Member States of the European Union (28 Member States) or of candidate countries (however, a limited number of nationals of non-Member States may also be accepted according to available resources).Have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications;Candidates from Member States must have a very good knowledge of at least two EU languages, of which one should be English ;Candidates from non-Member States must have a very good knowledge of English, as well as their mother tongue language.RemunerationTrainees will be awarded a monthly grant of €1,247. Besides Eurofound will cover the travels costs to and from Dublin.ApplicationInterested candidates must apply online after registering HERE.The deadline to apply is 27 February 2015.For further information please read the Rules of the traineeship.The official website Reddit One thought on “Eurofound Graduate Traineeship Programme” Similar Stories PhD Fellowships in Caspian Studies at Dublin City University The Moth Poetry Prize 2020 Is Now Open! IBM Great Mind Initiative Internships The Advancing Development Goals Contest for Graduates Students →last_img read more

Azerbaijan Government Scholarship Programme 2021

first_imgAzerbaijan Government Scholarship Programme 2021 Turkish Government Scholarships 2021 Share 0 +1 Pocket KNB (Kemitraan Negara Berkembang) Scholarship Deadline: 28 February 2021Open to: citizens of the OIC and the NAM member countriesBenefits: fully-fundedDescriptionApplications are welcomed for the 2021 Azerbaijan Government Scholarship Programme. “The Educational Grant Programme for the Citizens of the Member Countries of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation” and “The Educational Grant Programme for the Citizens of the Member Countries of the Non-Aligned Movement” were approved by the orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 6, 2017, and on January 10, 2018, respectively. The Educational Grant (hereafter “scholarship”) Programmes provide an opportunity for selected candidates on annual basis to study in the leading universities of Azerbaijan at the preparatory courses, undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, general medicine/residency programmes.Programmes provide an opportunity for selected candidates on annual basis to study in the leading universities of Azerbaijan atPreparatory coursesUndergraduate, graduateDoctoralGeneral medicine/residency programmesEligibilityCitizens of the OIC and the NAM member countriesFor undergraduate and general medicine programmes – citizens younger than 25For graduate and residency programmes – citizens younger than 30For doctoral programmes – citizens younger than 40BenefitsScholarship recipients will receive the following:Tuition feeInternational flightMonthly stipend for meals, accommodation and utility costs (800 AZN)Medical insuranceVisa and registration costsHow to apply? For more information and to apply, please visit the official website. February 11, 2021 Published by sihana LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories Reddit Candriam Scholarship at Maastricht University ← WARA/Mastercard Foundation Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships 2021 for West Africa Tweet The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Program →last_img read more

Niantic announces Creator Program to support AR development

first_imgNiantic announces Creator Program to support AR developmentPokemon Go developer also offering funding opportunities, AR development kitRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 6th November 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNianticPokemon Go developer Niantic has announced several new initiatives to support AR development projects across the industry, centered around its Niantic Creator Program.The Creator Program is currently searching for applicants who are working in AR, with a preference for those who have launched apps or games on mobile, VR, or AR in the past. It will officially launch next year, and is a free program that will offer specific opportunities to those selected, including funds, chances to connect with other AR developers, and various development resources.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games One of those opportunities already announced by Niantic is the Beyond Reality Fund, which will ask developers to pitch their AR projects (ranging from early prototypes to complete experiences) to Niantic for a chance to secure funding for them. Another is the Niantic Real World Platform, an AR development kit created by Niantic based off its learnings from Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The kit will be accessible to those approved for the Creator Program.Separately, Niantic also announced today the beta launch of a program for small- and medium-sized businesses with brick-and-mortar stores to create sponsored locations in its games. These already exist for major franchises (for example, Starbucks-sponsored PokeStops in Pokemon Go), but the new application through Niantic will give smaller businesses a chance to be approved for in-game markers. Applications are open now, and the program will launch in December.Other in-game locations across Niantic games will also likely see changes soon, thanks to the already-announced Wayfarer Program.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNiantic launches Black Developers Initiative, offers funding and mentorshipPokémon Go developer continues efforts to support underrepresented Black developers in creating new AR gamesBy James Batchelor 3 months agoNiantic acquires community gaming platform MayhemSan Francisco gaming start-up to bring more social gaming experience to Pokemon Go makerBy Rebekah Valentine 4 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

5 rappers removed from Rolling Loud festival lineup at NYPD’s request

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Due to “public safety concerns,” several artists slated to perform at this weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival in New York City were removed from the lineup.In a letter to festival organizers, the New York Police Department said that “there will be a higher risk of violence” if Casanova, Don Q, Pop Smoke, Sheff G and 22GZ were allowed to perform at Rolling Loud because the artists “have been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide.”Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif confirmed that the artists were removed from the lineup after NYPD sent the letter but said they’ll still be paid in full.“I can’t speak on this much but I want everyone to know that we are still paying all of those artists full booking fees AND sending them offers for future Rolling Loud’s in other cities,” Cherif tweeted. “… All the public sees is the letter. Way more happened behind closed doors. If we want RL to return to NYC, we have no choice but to comply. That’s the position we’re in.”Multiple artists posted on social media that they were asked not to perform.“I just wanna live. My last felony conviction was 2007. I lost everything I ever loved and I’m STILL losing. So much so that ‘they’ won’t allow me to perform at Rolling Loud NYC on Sunday,” Casanova, whose real name is Caswell Senior, posted on Instagram. “It’s unfair and unfortunate that my past, which I’ve dealt with legally and personally, continues to stigmatize me and my career as a recording artist. I’m at war with my past and the scars that they still leave on me everyday. I will continue to fight against biases and advocate for those facing this same issue. I’ll do what do what I plan to make it up to y’all.”Don Q, whose real name is Lequincy Anderson, said misinformation is the reason he’s not allowed to perform.“THIS IS MY HOMETOWN. I just found out I can’t perform at @RollingLoud tomorrow in my home city due to misinformation, I love my city and i never been in any gang activities or never had issues at any of my previous shows,” he posted on Instagram. “I hope the city will wake up and see that cancelling me and my fellow NY artists isn’t the solution, we just love what we do and want to perform for our fans. We won’t give up.”Rolling Loud, a traveling hip-hop festival, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Citi Field in Queens. Other artists performing this weekend include Travis Scott, Wu-Tang Clan, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T and dozens more.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more