Saturday night in Boston was smoking hot as Dead & Company wrapped up the east coast leg of their tour at Fenway Park. While Donna Godchaux was the special guest on stage inside the park all night, the after show across the street was just as incredible. Boston’s Bearly Dead performed at The House of Blues for a music hungry crowd that sold out the show in a matter of minutes. The show was in such demand that hundreds of people lined the street outside hoping to get in, even after every ticket was gone.The members of Bearly Dead are Tyler Brooks and Brian Sayers on drums, David Becker on bass, James Owens on vocals, Milt Reder, Jeff Vetstein and Nick Swift on guitar, Andrew Johanson on keys, and Liz Ann Biggar on vocals. However, Saturday’s performance featured very special guest Steve Molitz, keyboardist for Particle. Needless to say, the stage was crammed with musicians as the venue was packed elbow to elbow with dancing fans ready to keep the party going. Fans were treated to one giant super set that ran over two and a half hours, without a break. Molitz was relentless and pulled out all the stops during the set. The energy in the room was simply magical, as the music flowed seamlessly from one song to the next. The smoking hot set list blew the crowd out of the water. In a nutshell, fans that were lucky enough to get in the door were not disappointed and left with exhaustion from the nonstop vibes. When in Boston, make sure to catch this energy packed band, guaranteed to keep you dancing the night away. For more information on Bearly Dead, please visit their Facebook page.Setlist: Bearly Dead at The House of Blues, Boston, MA – 7/16/16Set: Don’t Let Go, Beat It On Down the Line, New Speedway Boogie, Greatest Story Ever Told, Eyes of the World, Viola Lee Blues>Cumberland Blues, Music Never Stopped, Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain, Jack Straw, I Need a Miracle, Alabama Getaway, Brown Eyed Women, It Takes a Train to Cry, Hard To Handle, Terrapin Station, Lovelight, The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion).Photos courtesy of Sean BemandWords by Sarah Bourque. Follow on Twitter.
Singer/Songwriter/Trombonist Natalie Cressman is certainly well-known within our scene as a long-standing member of the Trey Anastasio Band, but her solo resume is extremely impressive unto itself. She recently released a new five-song album titled The Traces EP, which we’re preparing to celebrate on Thursday, May 11th, at San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room (purchase tickets here).Natalie Cressman Discusses Her Influences Behind The Traces EP, What It’s Like To Be A Girl In A Boys ClubWith The Traces EP, Cressman expands her creative reach into post-production, meticulously crafting soundscaped tracks inspired by R&B singer/songwriter Emily King, the Prince-championed vocal trio KING, and particularly Australian avant-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote.In discussing recent single “Where We Started,” Cressman had the following to say, “The majority of subject matter for the EP is centered around the various musings that come at the end of a relationship – the different emotions that bubble up unexpectedly when attempting to move on. This song is basically about regret, and thus, probably the saddest one on the album.”Cressman will celebrate the release of the album with her solo band during a show at San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room on Thursday, May 11th. Joining her on stage is Jill Ryan (saxophone, vocals), Colin Hogan (keys), Steve Hogan (bass), and Michael Mitchell (drums). The Casual Coalition will also be present, serving up a mix of originals and covers of improvisational indie-rock before Natalie Cressman takes the stage. Tickets for that show are currently on sale and can be purchased here.A 25-year-old Cressman currently resides in Brooklyn and already has two self-produced solo albums, 2012’s Unfolding and 2014’s Turn The Sea, to go along with 2016’s Etching in Amber, a duo album recorded with guitarist Mike Bono. Cressman has some serious vocal skills to pair with her trombone playing, and is well-versed in a diverse array of musical stylings, including modern jazz, Latin jazz, Brazilian, funk, rock, and more. Take a listen to The Traces EP to get a vibe for the contemporary sound of Natalie Cressman, then read below to hear a more in-depth explanation of what she’s been up to.Take a listen to the entire EP via Spotify below:
By Kristen PlankUniversity of GeorgiaJerry Adams knows growing chestnuts has its ups and downs. Pilar Quintero says owning and managing a horse farm is no easy venture alone. That’s why they turned to the University of Georgia to help them form cooperatives with others in their respective industries. Economic experts with the UGA Cooperative Development Center help any group of Georgia agricultural producers form a co-op, said Tommie Shepherd, an agribusiness economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.A co-op is a group of self-governing producers who come together to achieve similar goals through a jointly owned enterprise, he said. The purpose could be to expand new or existing market opportunities or to improve product quality. “We assist groups in all the phases of getting a business together,” Shepherd said.Adams’ co-op, USA Chestnut Grower Cooperative, Inc., sells chestnuts to high-end grocers. He has grown chestnuts for a decade but only recently started working with the center. “We have the corporation set up, a huge prestigious buyer for our nuts,” Adams said. “We are well on our way to finding our way for the flour-making venture.”The center is also helping his business create a Web site and an online store. Quintero has different ideas for her business. The native Colombian is working toward becoming a self-sustaining farm by reducing input costs and recycling horse manure as fertilizer. “Using the resources you have at your fingertips is a means of survival in Colombia,” said Quintero, who has been in business for four years. “Here it is easier to dispose of things.”The center has helped Quintero’s co-op of horse stable owners become well-versed in the business world. “They are the complete directive in telling us what to do and are our full-time consultants, giving us direction as we grow,” she says. “We can’t survive at this point without them.”The process typically starts when a group of producers contacts someone at the center with an idea for establishing a business. They then work together and iron out the details necessary to bring that idea to life.Funding a co-op can be the biggest hurdle. The center has people to conduct feasibility studies for new products and processes, to help develop business plans, to assist co-ops in going after grant money to get started and to train new co-op directors. “We are helping agricultural producers think more as businessmen and businesswomen and to work toward a common goal,” Shepherd said. “We are teaching them the financial and economic aspects, as well as the management side of the business.”The center started in October 2004 as a partnership between UGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and Georgia’s Resource Conservation and Development Councils. It has established more than a dozen agricultural cooperatives in Georgia, with a combined membership of more than a thousand producers. For more information, visit the Web site at http://hosting.caes.uga.edu/gacoop/.
The Virginia Creeper Trail is considered one of best rail-trails in the country, famous for its scenic vistas, tumbling creeks, and 47 original trestle bridges. The trail runs from Abingdon (mile marker zero), through the tiny town of Damascus, where it intersects with the Appalachian Trail, and on to Whitetop Station on the Virginia/North Carolina border. Hikers, bikers, and equestrians of all ages share the crushed-limestone and hard-packed dirt trail. Abingdon is your jumping off point to explore the curvy back roads and tiny towns of Southwest Virginia. The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa along Main Street in Abingdon, VA on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Copyright 2013 Jason Barnette Before heading home, explore Abingdon’s public art trail, including 3 of Virginia’s famous LOVEworks, with #4 added in October 2020! In addition to the permanent pieces of art, you’ll find special pop-up LOVEworks throughout town, just for summer 2020. Enjoy the fun of stumbling upon a LOVEwork, or download the complete list and check them all off. After all, Virginia is for Lovers! Allow plenty of time for meals in Abingdon, as you eat your way through the “Best Small Town Food Scene in the Country” for TWO years running! With over 30 independently owned restaurants, Abingdon has more eateries per capita than New York City. Whether you want to sample hoecakes or haute cuisine, you’ll find it in Abingdon. The 34.3-mile Virginia Creeper Trail was named after the steam engine that once creeped up the rails into the Iron Mountains. By the 1970s, many railroads were abandoned, so in 1986 the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began converting old railroad beds into trail systems for hikers and bikers.Virginia Tourism Corporation, www.Virginia.org Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire to travel, but here in Virginia, we call that feeling WanderLove. And while travel doesn’t look quite the same this year, you can still indulge your love of travel with an epic road trip to Abingdon, VA. This small mountain town is located in the southwestern corner of Virginia, just a few hours from the metro areas of Charlotte, Asheville and Knoxville, TN. Day Two Numerous outfitters are ready to provide bikes and shuttle services to the trailhead, making it accessible to even novice riders. Start in Abingdon or take a shuttle Whitetop Station for an all downhill ride, or challenge yourself with the full 34-miles! Inside tip for wanderers: Always “know before you go” and check the official websites for parks and trails. Many visitor centers are closed currently; plan to bring plenty of water and snacks. Have a backup plan in mind if the parking lot is full. If you’d rather skip the hassle of doing your own research, consider a guided hike from White Blaze Outdoors – specialties include a Waterfall Tour or Salamander Hike for families. After a day of exploring, enjoy dining al fresco in Abingdon. Pick your favorite patio experience. For a luxurious step back in time, enjoy a glass of vino from the award-winning wine list at Sister’s American Grill at The Martha. The grande dame of Abingdon has now added intimate outdoor dining, as well as tables on the front porch overlooking Main Street. Plenty of Abingdon eateries also offer patio dining, from innovative fine dining, to family-friendly joints. Pick up a picnic lunch at Bonefire Smoke House or JJ’s Restaurant, and head out for some sightseeing on the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway – aka “the road to the wild ponies.” The Abingdon area is home to Mount Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia. Stops along the way include the highly instagrammable ponies of Grayson Highlands State Park and the charming town of Damascus, VA, known as Trail Town USA. Day Four Hikers can tackle the trail to the Mount Rogers peak, an approximately 8.5 mile out-and-back trail that starts in Grayson Highlands State Park. The park also has plenty to offer less ambitious hikers, with many of the shorter trails in Grayson Highlands loaded with iconic Appalachian vistas. The easily accessible Twin Pinnacles Trail begins at the park’s visitor center and takes hikers on a 1.6-mile loop with sweeping views of Wilbur Ridge and Mount Rogers. The Great Channels of Virginia were formed while the high elevation sandstone cap was under the influence of permafrost and ice wedging some 400 million years ago. Today, it’s a natural area preserve that welcomes adventuresome hikers and site-seers.Virginia Tourism Corporation, www.Virginia.org Arrive in historic Abingdon, VA and explore the charming brick sidewalks of Main Street. Abingdon was founded in 1778, and the entire downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tours are available from the Visitor Center. If you want a deeper dive into history, line up a tour with History Alive! Tours. Costumed, in-character tour guides will take you to the most significant sites in Abingdon history, including the Abingdon Muster Grounds, where patriots mustered to confront the British forces in 1780. Day One Just off the trail in Alvarado you’ll find Abingdon Vineyards, a gorgeous farm winery along the banks of the South Holston River. Enjoy a flight of wines and live music on the lawn. Rent kayaks at the Vineyards or bring a picnic blanket and just relax! This winery combines the sophisticated palate of Napa Valley with the unique terroir of the Appalachian Mountains for a style of wine the owners call “Nappalachian.” With a beautiful covered patio and riverside picnic tables, it’s a perfect outdoor venue for socially distanced entertainment. Day Three Experience the nostalgic charm of a night at the drive-in. Barter Theatre, the state theatre of Virginia, offers live performances at the historic Moonlite Drive-In. Take in a live show from the comfort and safety of your car. Even better, the experience is completely touchless, featuring electronic tickets, and programs delivered to your smart phone.
By Dialogo December 01, 2011 The Honduran Congress has approved the country’s Army to participate in efforts to fight crime, amid an escalation of violence that has saddled the impoverished country with the highest homicide rate in the world. The Army has normally supported the police in crime-prevention operations, but they have not been able to act freely. The Honduran Congress, made up of 128 legislators, adopted the proposal with 109 votes in favor, at a time when the Central American nation has found itself plagued by executions linked to Mexican drug traffickers who have extended their activities southward. “This legislation will enable the Armed Forces to take on police tasks in order to confront organized crime and drug trafficking, which is rampaging throughout the country,” ruling-party legislator Oswaldo Ramos said. Military personnel will be able to make arrests and conduct searches and vehicle inspections, which only police officers had been able to do until now. According to a recent report by the United Nations, Honduras has the world’s highest homicide rate, 82.1 per 100,000 inhabitants. An average of 20 homicides a day are recorded in the country, according to the Central American country’s authorities. The phenomenon is attributed to revenge killings or disputes over territory between gangs of drug traffickers operating in corridors along which cocaine moves from South America in transit to the United States.
Three asylum seekers have tested positive for coronavirus in a sprawling encampment steps from the US border in Matamoros, Mexico, marking the first cases in a settlement that advocates have long viewed as vulnerable amid the pandemic.Global Response Management (GRM), a nonprofit providing medical services in the camp, said it is proactively testing and isolating all close contacts of the three migrants who tested positive.”We have 5 patients in isolation: 2 who are awaiting results of testing and 3 who have tested positive on antibody testing,” GRM Executive Director Helen Perry told Reuters on Tuesday. “We are taking an aggressive approach to contact tracing and isolation in the hopes that we can catch infections early and prevent potential spread as much as possible.” Topics : Since confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico began rising in March, advocates and government officials have worried about the potential for an outbreak in the camp, where an estimated 2,000 migrants live in tents on the banks of the Rio Grande river.”For months, public health experts have sounded the alarm that people in these under-resourced migrant encampments and shelters… face disproportionate risks from COVID-19,” Michele Heisler, medical director at US-based nonprofit Physicians for Human Rights, said in a statement.A coordinator for the state health department in Matamoros did not immediately respond to a request for comment.A spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said its staff is working to “protect America’s borders, slow the spread of the virus and facilitate the cross-border flow of food, medicine and other essential commerce.” Many migrants in the camp are US asylum seekers who were sent to Mexico as they wait for the outcome of their cases in a controversial Trump administration policy known as “Migrant Protection Protocols.”To prepare for the virus, GRM said it worked with local officials to carry out measures such as checking the temperature of anyone who enters the camp and building a 20-bed field hospital.GRM has conducted 344 tests so far, including more than 100 over the past week, Perry said. In addition to camp residents, the group has also tested some volunteers.After the group disclosed the first confirmed case, two more migrants tested positive on Tuesday, Perry said.Luz, a 42-year-old asylum seeker from Peru who asked that her last name not be used due to safety concerns, said she was tested earlier this month after a friend got sick. Both women tested negative.Luz has tried to isolate as much as possible, though she sometimes leaves her tent for relief from the fierce Matamoros heat.”I truly am not afraid, though I try to be cautious,” she said. “But you can’t stay in your tent all the time… It’s too hot.”
Warren McAleese has bought a unit off the plan at the Grange as have current neighbours Terry and Allison Hayes. Picture: Annette DewHe said there hadn’t been a lot to choose from when he first started looking and there wasn’t a lot of new units being built in the area.“They are few and far between,’’ he said.“I do a lot of bike riding and walking so obviously being along the Brook suits me well,’’ he said.The development ticked all his boxes, except one — it wasn’t close to the train station — but Mr McAleese said that wasn’t a major issue as there was a good bus route through the area.While was buying to live in the area, not as an investment, McAleese agreed it was good to know that such properties were growing in value in the area. Warren McAleese has bought a unit off the plan at the Grange. Picture: Annette DewWHILE much of the news about the Brisbane unit market can seem like doom and gloom, there are still suburbs where the market is taking off.The suburb where units and townhouses sell the fastest was Ferny Grove, where it took an average of just 23 days to sell. Deals were also done quickly in Wakerley where it took an average of 29 days and Keperra which had an average of 37 days.The top three suburbs for unit and townhouse price growth were Bethania where the median unit value was now $279,736 — up 35.2 per cent on the same time last year, Beachmere which had a median of $189,791 up 25.9 per cent and Grange, $472,984 which was up 14.7 per cent.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said while much of the news about the new unit market in Brisbane was worrying, there were a few suburbs where they were performing really well.“It is not a huge amount when you compare it to houses, but if you look in Brisbane some of those Logan City areas where obviously there hasn’t been a lot of new supply, generally really low price, pretty high rental yields. Some of those markets have seen a big push higher in unit values,’’ he said.“And then the Grange obviously again, no real new supply in that market, pretty cheap for an inner city area as well.’’Mr Kusher said existing unit markets with older stock were performing better than those where a lot of new stock was coming on line.He said it was still a concern in those areas with a lot of new development that unit values could continue to drop.“I definitely think what you want in a housing market is scarcity and these areas the units are not necessarily going to be modern and have all the bells and whistles but in a lot of instances they are a lot larger in terms of size and there is not a lot of competing stock in these markets.’’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoWarren McAleese spent about two years looking for the right unit or townhouse to downsize to before finally committing to a new project at the Grange.The Grange Residences are being built on a site alongside Kedron Brook which was once home to the Crushers Leagues Club.Mr McAleese’s current neighbours Terry and Alison Hayes had also bought into the project.
‘She hugged me to remind me how much she cares and that I am loved. What am I meant to do – push her away? I then travelled to my parents’ house to pick up some home-cooked meals. Again it’s been an extremely tough couple of months for them: everything I’ve gone through in my life they have gone through with me. ‘What have my parents and sister done to deserve their privacy being invaded by photographers following me to their homes? ‘I constantly feel as though I’m being followed. I don’t even feel safe in the confines of my own home – why should they have to feel like that too? Who deserves that? ‘I am in a privileged position as a role model and a professional athlete, and can assure you from my upbringing I do not take it for granted. But, at what stage do my feelings get taken into consideration? Loading… Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker has released a statement in an attempt to explain why he broke the lockdown rules three times in 24 hours this week – having already been in trouble with his club for a previous breach of the regulations just a few weeks ago. Man City and England defender Kyle Walker has opened up on his mental health anguish The Sun reported that the 29-year-old had flouted Government guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic just weeks after he apologised for holding a sex party with two escorts. The outlet claimed Walker travelled from his house in Prestbury, Cheshire, for a party at his sister’s house in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and then went to his parents’ home in Sheffield. The following day he reportedly went out cycling with a friend from his rented property in Hale. Walker released a statement on his social media platforms late on Thursday night following the revelations, opening up on his mental health. It read: ‘I feel as though I have stayed silent for long enough. ‘In light of the most recent article published about me and my family, I feel as though I have no choice but to address things publicly. ‘I have recently gone through one of the toughest periods of my life, which I take full responsibility for. However, I now feel as though I am being harassed. ‘This is no longer solely affecting me, but affecting the health of my family and my young children too. In relation to the events on Wednesday, I travelled to Sheffield to give my sister a birthday card and present, but also to speak to one of the few people I believe I can trust in my life. Promoted ContentCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Inventions That Make Our Lives Much EasierThe Best Cars Of All Time ‘My family has been torn apart, this has been dragged through the press, and I ask: when is enough enough? ‘At a time when the focus is understandably on Covid-19, at what point does mental health get taken into consideration, an illness which affects every sufferer differently? ‘I am a human being, with feelings of pain and upset just like everybody else. Being in the public eye as a professional athlete does not make you immune to this. ‘It is sad, but I feel as though my life is being scrutinised without any context. I understand if people are upset or angry with me, but it was important for people to have a better understanding of my life. ‘Thank you for taking the time to hear my feelings.’ The full-back breached lockdown instructions at the beginning of April and apologised for his actions. It emerged the pair of escorts — who it is claimed were paid £2,200 — had been invited to Walker’s rented Cheshire property. It had been reported that the 29-year-old had flouted Government guidelines earlier this week Read Also: EPL stars cautioned over cars as clubs prepare strict COVID-19 protocols Walker said last month: ‘I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week. ‘I understand my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. ‘As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes following problems on the Piccadilly London Underground line. Southampton were thumped 6-1 here last season, a result which hastened the end of Nigel Adkins and the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino. However, the visitors – unbeaten in eight league games – were certainly not looking for a repeat result this time around, with attention very much fixed on looking up the table. Arsenal, though, fashioned the first opening after 11 minutes. England midfielder Jack Wilshere, showing no signs of his involvement at Wembley over the international break, charged into the right side of the penalty area and looped the ball over Boruc. However, it dropped onto the inside of the far post before bouncing back into the arms of the grateful Saints keeper. The Gunners continued their patient build-up and unlocked Southampton’s defence again on 17 minutes, only to be denied by the same woodwork. Mesut Ozil’s cross was flicked goalwards by Aaron Ramsey, but, with the keeper beaten, the ball shaved the outside of the right post. There was, though, no saving the Saints stopper when he gifted Arsenal the lead on 22 minutes. The Poland goalkeeper made a complete mess of his footwork when caught in possession by Olivier Giroud in the six-yard box on 22 minutes. Arsenal never looked in danger of relinquishing their advantage and settled the game with a late penalty from France striker Giroud to take full advantage of Liverpool’s draw in the Merseyside derby at Everton. Press Association A horrendous mistake from Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc helped set Arsenal on their way to a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium which sent Arsene Wenger’s men four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Boruc – beaten by a long punt from Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic earlier this month – made a complete hash of his attempted drag-backs when dwelling on the ball under pressure from Giroud. The France striker promptly robbed the Pole in the six-yard box, and slotted home his sixth Premier League goal into an empty net. To their credit, Southampton looked for a response – with referee Mark Clattenburg aggravating the home support with some of his decisions. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny remained alert to tip over a dipping 18-yard effort from Saints captain Adam Lallana, fresh from his full England debut over the international break. On 40 minutes, the Poland international then produced a fine one-handed save to deny a well-executed half-volley from Jay Rodriguez, after the new England cap collected the ball on his chest before drilling it goalwards from 15 yards. Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld, in for the ill Dejan Lovren, was booked for a high boot on Giroud. Southampton made a change at the start of the second half as defender Luke Shaw was replaced by Steven Davis. The visitors were lively again, with Lallana driving a 20-yard effort goalwards following another swift counter-attack. The Saints skipper was replaced by £15million forward Pablo Osvaldo on 55 minutes. Arsenal continued to press for a second goal, but found little space behind the well-drilled Southampton defence. With 20 minutes left, Theo Walcott, out since September 18 with an abdominal problem, came on for Santi Cazorla. Arsenal were then forced into another change when Mikel Arteta hobbled off with what looked like an ankle problem, and Czech playmaker Thomas Rosicky came on. Southampton refused to give up and there were some nervy moments for the home crowd during the closing stages. Walcott, returning against his former club, flashed an angled drive across goal. Arsenal were awarded a penalty on 86 minutes when Germany defender Per Mertesacker, who missed the defeat at Manchester United before the international break with a virus, had his shirt pulled by Jose Fonte. Giroud made no mistake from the spot, as Arsenal provided the required response to keep themselves clear of the chasing pack.
A Wisconsin man is a whole lot richer after claiming the third largest prize in US lottery history.Manuel Franco, 24, of West Allis was introduced Tuesday as the winner of the massive $768 million Powerball jackpot.Franco said his heart was racing when he realized one of the ten individual tickets he bought at a Powerball drawing last month was a winner.He even quit his job a couple of days later.Franco says he plans to be wise about spending his new wealth and wants “to help out the world.”He chose the cash option lump sum of $477 million.