Rooster Walk Announces Late-Night Schedule With Marcus King & Billy Strings’ New Project, TAUK, More

first_imgRooster Walk Music & Arts Festival will take place May 24-27, 2018 at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, VA. Headlining the tenth annual event are The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Marcus King Band (x2), and Billy Strings. In addition to the rest of the stacked lineup which features The Jerry Douglas Band, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Zach Deputy, and more, the festival has announced the official Late Night Schedule.On Thursday night, The Commonheart will perform a late-night set from 10pm-12am. As the festival kicks into full gear for the weekend on Friday, JJ Grey & Mofro will close down the main stage. Then, later that evening, TAUK will perform the Lake Stage while the debut performance of “King & Strings”–a collaboration between two dynamic young musicians, Marcus King and Billy Strings band, and drummer Jeff Sipe–close down Pine Grove. On Saturday night, The Wood Brothers will close down the Main Stage, while The Marcus King Band and The Mantras party through 2am on the two other stages. Sunday night will close with The Last Yaltz, a tribute to The Band‘s The Last Waltz featuring Yarn with special guests.In addition to the above late-night shows, Rooster Walk 10 will see full performances from Colter Wall, The Dustbowl Revival, Town Mountain, Yarn, Dangermuffin, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Southern Belles, Cris Jacobs, Jeff Sipe, Ron Holloway, Josh Shilling, Front Country, Victor Wainwright & The Train, The Trongone Band, Kat Wright, Wild Ponies, The Commonheart, Fireside Collective, Erin and the Wildfire, Porch 40, Kendall Street Company, Songs From The Road Band, Sanctum Sully, Jay Starling, Wallace Mullinax, Violet Bell, Half Moon, After Jack, Jason Springs Band, PHCC Jazz Band, Prosperity’s Folly, Gunchux, Juliana MacDowell, Fernandez Sisters, The Wildmans, and Aaron Crowe.To buy your tickets or learn more information about Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival’s 10th year, visit the festival website.last_img read more

‘Harvest Share Tables’ offer fresh produce to anyone who needs it

first_imgNorthern Tioga Center for Family Health at 13293 State Route 38 in Richford Tioga County Rural Ministry at 143 North Ave in Owego “I said this is a great solution because gardeners who have too much produce can easily drop it off 24/7 and people who need it can pick it up 24/7,” she says. “You drop it off in the morning and it’ll be gone in the afternoon.” Over the past few years ‘Harvest Share Tables’ have popped up around Tioga County as an opportunity for farmers to share their extra produce with folks who are in need of a good healthy meal. Creator Barb Neal says the project came about one day when she found herself with too many zucchinis to use herself and wanted to come up with a way to get that extra food to someone who needs it. You can find the tables at places such as Tioga County Rural Ministry as well as the Lions Club in Spencer among other locations. She says the only thing they ask is that people avoid leafy vegetables that could easily wilt in the summer heat. You can find the tables at the following locations: OWEGO (WBNG) — Tioga County Master Gardeners has created a way to get farm fresh fruits and veggies or share them with others, without spending a dime. CommonGround Christian Community Center at 28 West Main Street in Owego. The Lions Club Community Garden at 57 E Tioga Street in Spencerlast_img read more

DOH: 1,062 health workers infected with coronavirus

first_imgManila – Over 1,000 healthcare workersin the country were positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), majorityof which were doctors, according to the Department of Health (DOH).Based on DOH’s data, 1,062 infected healthcare workers were positive for virus– 422 doctors, 386 nurses, 30 medical technologists, 21 radiologicaltechnologists, 51 nursing assistants and 152 other medical personnel such asadministrative staff and barangay health workers.From the total number of positive healthcare workers, 26 have succumbed toCOVID-19, including 19 doctors.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque expressed alarm, citing recommendationsfrom Chinese experts to shorten the duty of medical frontliners.“Talagang nababahala ang gobyerno dahilkung magkakasakit sila, sinong mag-aalaga sa atin? Dadamihan natin ang PPE, hihigpitannatin ang protocol sa infectioncontrol,” Roque said in a media briefing on Thursday. For his part, Dr. Abdi Mahamud, WorldHealth Organization -Western Pacific Region COVID-19 Incident manager, said heis working with the DOH to find out if there is a possible shortage of personalprotective equipment causing this trend.The DOH maintained that it is following WHO-guided protocols on the use of PPE formedical frontliners. The agency is also working with local manufacturers onproducing more sets.The agency also assured that there are negative pressure isolation rooms inhospitals that prevent the spread of the virus./PNlast_img read more

Aston hails ‘champion’ White

first_img White, 31, was singled out by Aston for his part in the Wolfhounds’ opening 32-14 defeat by Fiji, claiming he was the best player on the pitch “by a country mile”, and lavished praise on the former Kangaroo for defying an early head knock to lead their challenge in Saturday’s 42-0 loss to England, which effectively ended their hopes of qualification from the toughest group. “He went back on but it was probably tougher for him to come off in the first place,” Aston said. “He didn’t want to come off. We kept getting messages out to him and he said he was good. He’d have stayed out there if we had let him.” “That’s why I wanted to play in the last World Cup. Unfortunately I got ruled out late, so I was grateful I got the opportunity to be part of this one.” White is now set to face his fellow countrymen, including his Canberra team-mate Josh Papalii, as Ireland prepare for their final group game against Australia in Limerick on Saturday night. Aston’s men will need to pull off one of the biggest sporting shocks of all time if they are to topple the tournament favourites but captain Liam Finn insists his players will play with pride when they run out at Thomond Park. “That 20-minute purple patch by England killed the game off but you’ve seen 17 blokes out there have a dig,” Finn said. “They put plenty of pride in the shirt and that’s all we’ve asked for from day one. “We’ve got to do that again next week and, if we do that, we’ll walk away from the tournament happy with ourselves. “The most important thing is that we enjoyed the battle, even though we were on the wrong end of the score. We were still enjoying the game in the last minute so I couldn’t ask for any more.” Coach Mark Aston has publicly thanked Canberra Raiders prop Brett White for his bravery during Ireland’s difficult World Cup campaign. White, who qualifies through his Irish grandfather, was one of four NRL players recruited by Aston, who has been especially delighted by the contribution of the tough-tackling front rower. “He’s a champion,” Aston said. “He’s certainly come over here and set the tone for us. “The nice thing is that he’s mixing with the younger guys and giving them the experience he’s had. You don’t play at the level he’s played at for a lot of years and in Grand Finals and not be a real good bloke. “I know he’s helped (captain) Liam (Finn) really well. He just speaks sense and gets his point across. “There’s nobody more disappointed than him at the moment. He wants to win every single game. That will rub off. And over the years we’ll build the culture that we want in Ireland and hopefully take it on to another level.” White had put his hand up to play for Andy Kelly’s team in the 2008 World Cup but was ruled out by a foot injury. He went on to play for the Kangaroos in the 2009 Four Nations Series and was in the team that beat England 46-16 in the final at Elland Road but never gave up hope of representing Ireland in memory of his late grandfather, wh o went over to Australia in 1951 to work on the snow fields in the New South Wales mountain town of Jindabyne during the skiing season and settled there. “Growing up, I was very close to my grandfather,” White told Press Association Sport. “I had a really close relationship with him. Working on the farm with him as a kid taught me many valuable life lessons, the most important being the hard work ethic I learned from him. Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: ACC moving football media days to virtual format

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its football media days online because of concerns about COVID-19. Organizers say they told tour officials they would “prefer to cancel this year’s edition of the tournament in light of the current situation.”Tournament head Roger Brennwald says playing the event with no fans or with social distancing “have to be ruled out for us in Basel on economic grounds.”The ATP is expected to decide on its end-of-season indoor schedule in mid-July.Brennwald says “it looks like coronavirus is on match point and is set for victory.”Hometown great Roger Federer was already set to miss the tournament where he worked as a ballboy and is the record 10-time champion. He ended his season this month to recover from knee surgery. Associated Press The ACC Football Kickoff was originally scheduled to be held at The Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been rescheduled for July 21-23 with coverage on the ACC Network. Commissioner John Swofford, each of the conference’s 14 head coaches and selected players will be featured. All 10 FBS conferences have now announced that their media days will be altered because of the pandemic, with most going virtual. The Big Ten has not made a final decision on its media days.___Norwich midfielder Marco Stiepermann has returned to training after self-isolating at home following a positive test for COVID-19.The English club was informed of the positive test on Friday. That was the same day Norwich played Tottenham in a friendly ahead of the resumption of the Premier League. The Latest: ACC moving football media days to virtual formatcenter_img Norwich says Stiepermann has remained asymptomatic and has since taken two further tests that returned negative results.Norwich is in last place in the league and hosts Southampton on Friday in their first Premier League game back after the three-month suspension.One person has tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest round of checks. The Premier League announced that 1,541 tests had been conducted on players and club staff on June 15 and 16.___The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel wants to cancel its 50th anniversary edition in October because of the coronavirus pandemic. June 18, 2020 ___More AP sports: and read more

USC to host international cello festival

first_imgThe USC Thornton School of Music and the L.A. Philharmonic, in conjunction with The Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, plan to hold the first-ever Piatigorsky International Cello Festival March 9 through March 18.The festival will bring musicians from all over the world to celebrate renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, who was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2011. The Piatigorsky Festival will feature events at the University Park Campus, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Colburn School, a conservatory located across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.Resonating sounds · Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky taught at Thornton before his death in 1976 and held the chair named to recognize his achievements when it was established in 1974. The festival will honor his legacy. – Photo courtesy of the Thornton School of MusicRalph Kirshbaum, the Gregor Piatigorsky Endowed Chair in Violoncello and artistic director of the festival, said the festival was created to give both artists and non-musicians a chance to explore the limits of the cello world in one expansive event.Though USC previously held a Piatigorsky seminar for 20 years, Kirshbaum said he saw potential to share the art of cello to a greater audience.“I went to the [Thornton] dean and I said, ‘You know, this seminar has been a fine thing … but I think we can do something with a greater outreach and a greater impact, not just here in Los Angeles, not just regionally and not even just nationally, but internationally,’” Kirshbaum said.The festival, which took two years to plan, kicks off with a sold-out concert at Bovard Auditorium on Friday that will feature seven distinguished soloists, backed by an orchestra of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra members and some of USC’s own accomplished musicians.Other highlights of the festival include master classes, which are open to the public, and a closing concert that will bring together more than 100 musicians from Los Angeles schools and orchestras as well as visiting artists.The festival was planned to highlight USC, The Colburn School and the Walt Disney Concert Hall without overwhelming the logistics of festival attendees, Kirshbaum said. Each day of the event is centered either at the University Park Campus or in Downtown. USC is scheduled to host events throughout the day on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and the following Friday.Sunny Yang, a graduate student studying cello performance who will perform in the opening concert, said the festival offers a unique opportunity.“This festival also brings the city’s music community together, which doesn’t happen very often,” Yang said. “It’s wonderful.”Kirshbaum said the Piatigorsky Festival is more than just a collaboration for cellists and musicians. Though the percentage of USC students who actively enjoy classical music might be low, Kirshbaum said the quality of music and of the artists in the festival could be a revelation to those who take the time to attend the event.“The student years are a time for experimentation and the question is, ‘How open are these student minds? Are they willing to go and listen to something they haven’t before?’” Kirshbaum said. “What this festival offers is the opportunity to hear the performance of a classical instrument at the highest imaginable level — these artists are all masters.”Kirshbaum said he expects all the performances to impress attendees.“Any event that a student decided to go to, to take the opportunity given to them in this city, would be very exciting,” he said. “I think it would blow them away.”last_img read more

El Marino Sports Club Elects New Team Manager

first_imgEl Marino Sports Club, Lagos has elected a new executive committee to steer the affairs of the club in the next one year.The election of the new executive committee was part of the activities of the club’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place in Ibadan. The club also drew 1 – 1 with the University of Ibadan All Stars in a friendly football match which took place at the football pitch of the Polytechnic Ibadan.During the keenly contested election, Mr. Seyi Adefarati was elected as the new Team Manager of the club; he takes over from Mr. Martins Isoje, who was the Team Manager of the club for the last two years.Other elected members of the new executive committee of the club include, Adelokun Lawal (Secretary General), Igho Obajuwana (Financial Secretary), Uchechi Okere (Provost), Benjamin Ogbekhilu (Welfare Officer), Chris Anazia (Team Captain) and Edirin Yugbovre (Auditor)Commenting on his election, Adefarati commended members of the Club for confidence reposed in him.He promised to provide the desired leadership which will help realise the objectives of the club.“My vision is to make is to make El Marino, the number one sports club is Nigeria.I know I cannot achieve this alone without the support of members. With unity of purpose, we will get there”, Adefarati said.El Marino Sports Club is a non-religious, multicultural and non-governmental club whose aim is to promote physical development of members through sporting activities.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Netherlands’ U-20 WWC Qualification Excites Vera Pauw [AUDIO]

first_imgFormer Netherlands coach, Vera Pauw, has expressed delight in her country’s qualification for the U-20 Women’s World Cup to be staged in France next year.The Amsterdam-born football coach, who has also managed three other national teams – Scotland, Russia and South Africa – was speaking to from her base in the Netherlands.It was at last month’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship that the Dutch ensured their debut appearance at the global showpiece, and they did so by making sure of a semi-final berth at the European tournament.They went on to lose 2-3 in their last four tie against eventual champions Spain, but that counted for little at the end of the day.“Well, we need to realize that the qualification for the World Cup for U-19 is now because coincidentally this year is connected to qualification for the World Cup. The U-19 have reached the last four of the European Championships already a few times but those were in years there was no qualification connected to it,” began Pauw, who played 89 times for the Netherlands Women’s National Team as a defender.“But of course it’s fantastic because it will give the players a lot of experience at the top level, playing a tournament. There is no training like playing a tournament at that age level. So I am very excited about that.Like Pauw pointed out, the Netherlands emerged winners of the 2014 UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship with Vivianne Miedema – one of the stars of this year’s UEFA Women’s EURO – finishing as the highest goal scorer and Most Valuable Player, but there was no World Cup the following year.In 2015 however, their dream of a World Cup place ended when they failed to qualify for the final tournament. Then in 2016, with no World Cup in sight, they reached another semi-final, before finally booking a maiden ticket this year.Other European teams that have qualified for the U-20 Women’s World Cup are Spain, Germany, England and hosts France.New Zealand have also qualified from the Oceania Football Confederation.The 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup will be played in France from 7 to 26 August 2018 and North Korea are the reigning champions.  Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RelatedNetherlands Qualify For First Ever U-20 Women’s World CupAugust 16, 2017In “Europe”FIFAWWC: Road map to France 2019September 23, 2017In “UEFA”FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup: FIFA Inspection Team Says Decision Yet To Be Taken About Nigeria’s Suitability To Host Event (AUDIO)August 7, 2019In “FIFA”last_img read more