Southern Avenue brought their trademarked blend of Memphis rock soul and funk to the 11th edition of the Purple Hatters Ball for a stellar set that had the Spirit Of Suwannee Music Park shimmying and swaying to their heartfelt sound. The band mixed originals new and old with a pair of impressive classic covers from The Beatles and Bill Withers for a jamming concoction that surely won them hundreds of new fans while delighting their faithful. Though some onlookers wondered how Southern Avenue was able to brave the heat and give such a stellar performance, a simple glance at their history will show that they are a band that isn’t going to let anything stop them from achieving their musical destiny.Founded by guitarist Ori Naftaly who emigrated from Israel in 2013 to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a bluesman, the band is a rollicking mix of sounds and cultures. Sisters Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson grew up playing in the churches and their sweet sounds reflect that upbringing. Vocalist Tierinii works the crowd like a preacher trying to save the sinners while Tikyra brings a snappy heart to the drum kit that keeps the beat alive and well. Keyboardist Jeremy Powell manages to find the perfect balance between the spiritual and rock sound while never overpowering the overall groove. Bassist Gage Markey helps keep the pocket alive so that Naftaly can unleash the seemingly infinite amount of killer blues licks he has pent up in his heart of heart. The love these five players share for the music and each other is palpable, and was perfectly fitting for the Purple Hatters Ball. Even having all their instruments stolen just a few weeks ago hasn’t slowed Southern Avenue down, perfectly illustrating their drive to share the sounds that clearly permeate their hearts and souls.The festival was founded to keep the memory of a fallen friend to the Florida music scene, Rachel Morningstar Hoffman, alive and well. Though the story of her death is a true tragedy, the way the community has rallied behind the efforts to ensure her fate never befalls another is one of the more moving stories in the festival world. Check out these exclusive clips from yesterday’s set, including a trio of original and smoking hot covers, brought to you by our own Rex-A-Vision. Oh, and don’t miss these fine folks if they come your way on tour…you won’t regret it!Southern Avenue – “Don’t Give Up” – 6/1/18Southern Avenue – “Come Together” – 6/1/18Southern Avenue – “Slipped, Tripped and Fell In Love-Rock Steady” – 6/1/18Southern Avenue – “Use Me” – 6/1/18
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host the Beginners Pecan Production Course on Tuesday, April 18, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.Those interested can preregister for the event by calling Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424. Before the day of the event, the cost to attend is $10. Registration the day of the event is $15. The program begins a 9 a.m. and will continue all day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.Those interested can also register at http://bit.ly/2nKhLV9. Preregistration is recommended because a crowd of 300 – the maximum capacity – is expected to be in attendance.Primarily geared toward new growers, the course will cover topics like costs of production, fertilization, irrigation, disease management, equipment needs and requirements for planting the orchard.UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells will moderate the course and encourages all pecan farmers to attend. The latest variety trial research being conducted on the UGA Tifton campus will be included in the presentation, as will new techniques that farmers can use for successful crop production.“Last year, many people who had already been growing pecans for years came (to the course). Everyone seemed to take something useful from it,” Wells said. “The pecan industry continues to grow exponentially in Georgia. A course like this allows us to teach young farmers about pecans and what it takes to grow and produce them.”Wells will be one of the many UGA experts in attendance to talk about pecan production. He’ll speak about production costs, irrigation requirements of pecan trees, fertilization, equipment needs and pecan tree orchard establishment.Patrick Conner, a pecan breeder on the UGA Tifton campus, will address different varieties available to farmers, including ‘Avalon,’ his newest release. It will be available to farmers this spring.Tim Grey, Extension weed specialist, will address pecan producers’ potential weed control needs. Will Hudson, Extension entomologist, will cover insects that impact pecan production. Jason Brock, Extension plant pathologist, will talk about disease management.“As farmers will see by the agenda, there’s a lot to cover because there’s much to consider if you’re thinking about becoming a pecan farmer. There are many variables, not to mention the fact that you’re not going to start producing fruit for at least six to eight years,” Wells said. “Can you live without a crop for that long before seeing a financial return? That’s an important fact that producers have to be aware of.”Pecans are a highly valuable crop in Georgia. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the farm gate value for pecans in 2015 was $361.3 million. Pecans were grown on 165,301 acres and accounted for 51.14 percent of the value of all fruits and nuts in Georgia.(Julia Rodriguez is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus.)
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A one-car crash early Saturday morning in Brentwood claimed the life of the vehicle’s passenger, Suffolk County police said. Also, the unidentified driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.The passenger was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. The victim was not immediately identified. A police spokeswoman said vehicle crashed into a tree at 5:36 a.m. on Grand Boulevard, near Noble Street.
CUNA continue reading » CUNA announced Friday the formation of the Credit Union System COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force. The task force brings together representatives from the three-tiered system of credit unions, Leagues and CUNA, along with system providers and affiliated organizations, to discuss strategies, resources and best practices for credit unions as state and local governments begin to lift stay home orders and ease safety restrictions on business operations established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The credit union system COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force is intended to act as an indispensable resource and partner to the credit union movement as stakeholders balance member needs and staff well-being moving forward,” said CUNA Chief Engagement Officer Greg Michlig. “As a leader in the credit union movement, CUNA’s goal is to bring togeher these leaders for dialogue that will equip the movement with the knowledge and tools needed to safely navigate this new and evolving environment.”The task force will focus on operational matters, provide guidance and strategies for credit unions as they restart paused business lines and recover from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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El patrullero Serviola @Armada_esp, ?? que se encontraba patrullando al oeste de Malabo, en el Golfo ee Guinea, liberó a la tripulación de un mercante maltés que se encontraba aislada en la ciudadela, en acción conjunta con una fragata guineana, sin encontrar piratas a bordo. pic.twitter.com/Lv5XrFa4RY— Estado Mayor Defensa (@EMADmde) May 7, 2019 Dutch firm Boskalis has informed that its heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin was hijacked on Sunday approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.Blue Marlin / Image by the Spanish NavyIn a statement on Tuesday announcing the news, Boskalis said that “through the professional response of the crew and the coordinated support from the navy of Equatorial Guinea and Spain, the violent hijacking has been ended and the crew was safely freed.”According to Boskalis, after unloading a cargo in the waters of Equatorial Guinea, the Blue Marlin departed last Sunday with destination Malta.“Sunday afternoon, the ship was unlawfully boarded from a zodiac by several armed pirates. By acting quickly and professionally, all twenty crew members were able to secure themselves in the citadel,” Boskalis said.A citadel is a secured space in the vessel equipped with various means of communication and emergency rations“Upon alerting the local authorities of Equatorial Guinea and the NATO mission MDAT-GoG (Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea), two helicopters were immediately mobilized from Equatorial Guinea, followed by a navy vessel of Equatorial Guinea and one from the Spanish navy, part of the MDAT-GoG mission,” Boskalis said.“Monday morning at daylight, the Blue Marlin was boarded and fully searched by the navy of Equatorial Guinea and Spain. No pirates were found and the crew was freed from the citadel. All the crew members are in good health. The pirates shot several times during their time aboard the Blue Marlin and caused substantial material damage on the bridge, preventing the ship from being sailable. The vessel is currently approximately 40 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea, in international waters,” Boskalis added.After the freeing of the Blue Marlin, the Spanish naval vessel left Monday afternoon, followed in the evening by the naval vessel of Equatorial Guinea. The latter vessel left five armed guards on board to protect the Blue Marlin. Boskalis has now mobilized a oceangoing tug to take the Blue Marlin to a safe location, Boskalis said.The Spanish Defense Ministry tweeted that its Serviola patrol vessel freed the crew from the citadel, without finding the pirates aboard.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been unable to put a timeframe on his star player’s return to action, casting doubt on whether he will feature again for his club this season and also his participation in Euro 2020 this summer.The 22-year-old however is hopeful however he will still have a role to play this term.He wrote on Twitter: “I’ll be back before the season ends to hopefully help my team claim top four.”Marcus Rashford says he will return for Man Utd 'before the season ends' to help top four push https://t.co/SAhzZSWuoe— TheFanSource (@FanSourceNews) January 22, 2020Read Also: Liverpool defeat: Man United charged by FA over players’ misconductSolskjaer has said it will be at least six weeks before Rashford is fit to start training, with the United boss insisting he will give the striker ‘as long as he needs’ to complete his recovery.“We are not going to risk him when he has had an injury. When he comes back he will be 100% fit.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Marcus Rashford says he will return from injury ‘before the season ends’ to help Manchester United clinch a top four finish.Advertisement The England international faces months on the side-lines after suffering a double stress fracture of the back. Loading… Promoted Content15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And NowPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better
Police identified them as FelizardoLondres, Erwin Villacaster, Jhon Dave Solis, and Jhon Paul Quinanola, allresidents of the village. BACOLOD City – Four persons were nabbedin a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Banago. The suspects were caught after theyallegedly sold illegal drugs to an undercover officer on Oct. 24, the reportadded. They were detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 3, facingcharges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive DangerousDrugs Act of 2002./PN Recovered from their possession weresuspected shabu worth around P102,000, a police report showed.
Crystal Elaine “Cris” Michael, 54, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.Born March 16, 1962 in Evansville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Charles A. and Beverly (Van Bibber) Marshall.Crystal graduated in 1980 from Greensburg High School. She worked at Pizza King for several years and then worked at Delta Faucet. She was a former member of the Stigma Boosters.She was married to Forrest E. Michael, Sr. on June 19, 1994 and he survives.She is also survived by her mother, Beverly Marshall, Greensburg; three children, Forrest E. (Susan) Michael, Jr., Greensburg, Chris (Jolene) Michael, North Vernon, Melissa (Jeremiah) Combs, California; six siblings, Mike (Sandy) Marshall, Corydon, Kevin (Vietta) McKenzie, Greensburg, Darlene (Bobby) Whitlock, Chandler, Lisa Fasbinder, Greensburg, Patricia “Tiger” Riedeman, Greensburg, Cindy (Dave) Fransico, Hope; brother-in-law, Garry Land, Greensburg; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one soon to be great grandchild.She was preceded in death by her father; two sisters, Debra Land and Cathy Marshall; two grandchildren, Brittany and Breanna Michael.Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 2:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the funeral home with Jon Porter officiating.Interment will be held in the Lower Union Presbyterian Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Decatur County Animal Shelter.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com