Trail Mix – Rooster Walk Preview & Ticket Giveaway!

first_imgTen years is a milestone for any festival.This year, Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival – the annual musical gathering in Martinsville, Virginia, celebrates is 10th birthday with a rich and wildly eclectic line up of musicians, including JJ Grey & Mofro, The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Dustbowl Revival, The Mantras, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Jerry Douglas Band, and many, many more!At the heart of Rooster Walk is the wide range of bands and collaborative sets you can see over the festival’s four-day run. Two particular sets have caught our attention here at Trail Mix – King & Strings on Friday and The Last Yaltz on Sunday. The former has youthful guitar giants Billy Strings and Marcus King joining forces to create a display of guitar wizardry you will not likely find at any other festival this summer, while the latter has Yarn and a cadre of special guests paying tribute to The Band’s iconic work. Both appear to be can’t miss events for festival goers.Also featured at the festival will be an incredible selection of libations, food, and artisans from around the region.I recently caught up with Jeremy Darrow, a longtime friend of mine and bassist for bluegrass outfit (and RW10 performer) Front Country, to chat about playing Rooster Walk, must have gear for the festival circuit, and who you should definitely catch on stage when you head to RW10.BRO – Do you remember the first festival set you played with Front Country? How did it go?JD – My first festival set – and first ever gig – with Front Country was at the String Break Festival in Brooksville, Florida. I’m not sure how it would compare to how we sound now, but it was a lot of fun. I had just met most of the band at that time and we bonded over sets by Steep Canyon Rangers and Balsam Range.BRO – Afternoon set or late night set? What’s your druthers?JD – I generally prefer late night sets. But if the crowd is fired up in the middle of the day, it can be hard to tell the difference. It all comes down to getting the energy back that you’re putting out. It’s easy to stay stoked if the crowd is on its feet and dancing.BRO – Favorite festival memory as a fan?JD – I’ve got some great festival memories. One that has really been on my mind recently was seeing Levon Helm at Merlefest in 2008. He brought a vibe that you could feel everywhere all weekend. Everyone was happy and bringing their A-game to their own sets because he was around. His set was incredible, one of the most joyful performances I’ve ever experienced. That’s something you can’t fake. It takes the genuine article to radiate joy and love like that.BRO – One piece of gear that you can’t hit the festival circuit without?JD – I can’t get through festival season without sunglasses. I lost my favorite pair of many years two months ago and finally replaced them. Original Wayfarers all the way.BRO – Other than Front County, who is your can’t miss artist at Rooster Walk this week?JD – Of course, you can’t miss Front Country! We play Thursday night at 7:30 on the Pine Grove Stage. Also, don’t miss our buddies Fireside Collective. They’re a killer young band from Western North Carolina and they’re on fire. My buddy Jay Starling is an artist-at-large, too. Anything he’s getting into will be worth catching.Check out tracks from Front Country, Fireside Collective, and a whole bunch of other artists on our very own “BRO’s Ten Artists For Rooster Walk 10” playlist on Spotify! Take an early listen below so you can plan your weekend accordingly!For more information on the bands playing Rooster Walk, ticket purchasing, or the schedule, please bounce over to the festival’s website.Win a pair of Four-Day Passes To Rooster Walk!Want to snag a couple tickets to the festival? Take a crack at the trivia question below. One winner will be selected tomorrow, May 23, at noon. The question is…Artist-at-large Jay Starling is the son of a founding member of what legendary bluegrass band? By submitting your answer, you are not being added to any mailing list. Your information is kept private and never shared with anyone.last_img read more

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OPM says TNI, police shot medical workers in Papua

first_imgThe Free Papua Movement (OPM) has denied that it was involved in the shooting of two members of the Intan Jaya regency COVID-19 task force, claiming that the two men were shot by security forces. “We want to emphasize that the people who shot the two medical workers were TNI [Indonesian Military] and National Police personnel. They are the culprits,” OPM spokesperson Sebby Sanbom said in a statement on Saturday, as quoted by “Indonesia must take responsibility.”The two medical workers – identified as Amalek Bagau, 30, and Eniko Somou, 39 – were reportedly shot while delivering medical supplies to a remote area in Intan Jaya regency at about 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday. Security forces said they evacuated the two men and transferred them to the Nabire General Hospital on Saturday morning. Amalek remains in critical condition, and Eniko has died from his wounds.Military and police personnel belonging to the Nemangkawi task force have said they are on a manhunt for an as-yet unnamed armed group that they say is responsible for the shooting. (kmt)Topics :last_img read more

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Make or break for Ugandan cricketers today

first_img Kenya202000–1.924 FULL SCHEDULESOURCE: Wikepedia.comFriday, 9 November –  Oman v Kenya, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Denmark, OC Turf 2 – 8.30amSaturday, 10 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Oman v Singapore, OC Turf 2Monday, 12 November –  Kenya v USA, OC Turf 1; Denmark v Singapore, OC Turf 2Tuesday, 13 November – Oman v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Kenya, OC Turf 2Thursday, 15 November – Singapore v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Denmark v USA, OC Turf 2Friday, 16 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Kenya v Singapore, OC Turf 2Sunday, 18 November – Kenya v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Oman v Uganda OC Turf 2Monday, 19 November – Singapore v USA, OC Turf 1RELATED STORIES Six teams will qualify for the tournament:Papua New Guinea (9th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Hong Kong (10th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Canada (3rd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)Namibia (4th in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)TO BE DETERMINED (1st in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)TO BE DETERMINED (2nd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)Standings so far  United States220004+2.120 TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRR Otwani was man of the match versus Denmark. ALL PHOTOS @ICCTODAY #WCL3  Uganda ??  vs Kenya ?? 8.30am Oman ?? vs Denmark ?? 8.30amKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Uganda had better not be a one-batsman team if they are to keep any hopes of glory in the ongoing World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Oman.Arnold Otwani has brought in nearly half of Uganda’s 365 runs as an opener, hitting 88 in game one and 52 in the next for a total 140. After the two opening games, the fear is that batting is yet again Uganda’s Achilles heel.As the USA showed three days ago, Uganda will need more than one batsman to show up if they are to rescue the tournament whose top two teams will be promoted to the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.Uganda’ Cricket Cranes had started the tournament on a bright note last Friday, beating lower ranked Denmark before falling against the USA.Up next is a tricky tie against neigbours Kenya, who are in free fall in the world rankings. Kenya, the only ICC Associate member to appear in five successive editions of ICC World Cup – 1996 to 2011 – but have since been demoted to division 2 and now division 3.Uganda and Kenya now play as equals for the first time in the history of the Division 3 tournament. Whoever loses will ‘pack his bags’.The Kenyans have looked miserable in Oman so far, and have suffered heavy defeats in their two opening matches. They are basically there for the taking. Uganda will go into the game minus key bowler Irfan Afridi, who has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.In a statement, ICC said, “Per Article 3.6.2 of the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions, video footage of Irfan’s bowling spells were provided to the Expert Panel of Mark King and Andrea Cutti, who are members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, for their analysis and assessment. The assessment revealed that the amount of elbow extension in Irfan’s bowling action was above the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.”In their last game, USA complained about Afridi’s action to the umpire, alleging chucking, and he was withdrawn before he could complete his spell.On the batting front, captain Roger Mukasa has so far been silenced, but all hope for Uganda is he shows up when it matters most –  today.LIVE SCORES (click)All eyes on 2023 World CupThe 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three is an international cricket tournament that is currently taking place in Oman between 9 and 19 November 2018. It forms part of the 2017–22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.The top two teams will be promoted to the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament, and the other four teams will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League.The 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two is scheduled to take place in April 2019 in Namibia.center_img  Oman220004+0.883  Uganda211002+0.058  Denmark202000–1.626  Singapore211002+0.443 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Eight golf teams head to national final

first_img Golfers from Leicestershire, Surrey, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire are heading to the national final of the England Club Team Championship. The eight teams, each of two men and two women, won through a regional qualifier at Drayton Park Golf Club, Staffordshire, and now go forward to England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa in August. They’ll play off against qualifiers from three other regional events as they bid to be crowned national champions. The final will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national showcase for a host of handicap and team championships. The successful five are: Walmley Golf Club, Warwickshire, represented by Angela Harrison, Matthew Harrison, Julie Busst and Martin Harris. They scored 88 points. Burhill Golf Club, Surrey, represented by Angie Crockett, Ian Spencer, Jenny Stewart and Richard Crockett. They scored 88 points. Stafford Castle Golf Club, Staffordshire, represented by Darrel Edwards, David Edwards, Jenny Couch and Sandy Couch. They scored 85 points. Hinckley Golf Club, Leicestershire, represented by Adrena Porter, Malcolm Porter, Laraine Cook and Marvin Cook. They scored 85 points Drayton Park Golf Club, Staffordshire, represented by Alan Street, Danny Collins, Lynn Gray and June Stonehouse. They scored 84 points Droitwich Golf Club, Worcestershire, represented by Candice Jones, Geoffrey Allen, Mary Lightfoot and Peter Lightfoot. They scored 84 points. Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey, represented by Karen Rankin, Jeff Rankin, Jane Morgan and John Morgan. They scored 84 points Kings Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire, represented by Deirdre Barker, Pauline Perry, Mark Baker and Graeme Dunkley. They scored 82 points Click here for full scores 1 Jun 2017 Eight golf teams head to national final last_img read more

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first_imgDDTV: A river of water and mud has hit homes in Tullygay this evening, 3kms from Letterkenny.Heavy rain caused a landslide on farmland and sent debris including rocks and trees cascading down the hillside. Local people and workmen have been trying to save homes from damage.Click play to watch   DDTV: WORKMEN BID TO SAVE HOMES AS FLOOD WATERS HIT TULLYGAY was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:debrisdonegalfloodshomesTullygaywaterlast_img read more


Round-up: Neal mourned, Reus no-go, QPR boss admits next games are crucial

first_imgEx-Chelsea star Paul Canoville has led the tributes to John Neal.Neal, who managed the Blues from 1981 to 1985 and is widely credited with rebuilding the club, has died at the age of 82.Canoville told West London Sport he was “gutted” at the news and described Neal as “a lovely, lovely guy and a great football man.”Neal is fondly remembered by Chelsea fans of a certain age and there has been much sadness at his passing.Current manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have no injury worries ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Schalke.Mourinho has also insisted he has no interest in signing Germany international Marco Reus, who is among a host of players to have been linked with a possible move to Stamford Bridge.Another is Lionel Messi no less, with the Express suggesting Chelsea and Manchester United are competing to sign the Barcelona superstar.Meanwhile, QPR boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that his team’s next few games could determine whether they stay in the Premier League this season.Brentford playmaker Sam Saunders continued his comeback after a knee injury by scoring for the Bees’ development side in a win against Bristol City.Chelsea Ladies have signed England winger Gemma Davison from WSL rivals Liverpool.In boxing, local rivals George Groves and James DeGale are both looking forward to world title fights early in 2015 following their respective wins at the weekend.And in snooker, Pinner’s Martin Gould is feeling upbeat ahead of his first match at this year’s UK Championship in York.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA ‘improving investment climate’: Zuma

first_img6 August 2012 South Africa will continue to create an environment that encourages investment in the country’s economy, President Jacob Zuma said in Pretoria on Friday. “We are already doing a lot to achieve this. We are changing regulations to make it easy for the private sector to do business,” Zuma said during a meeting with diplomats stationed in South Africa. More than 120 ambassadors and high commissioners attended the meeting at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House. “Departments have been instructed to grant approvals for licences on time. They must pay suppliers on time and generally remove hassles and make it easier for investors to start their business,” he said. He noted that South Africa was currently investing in a massive infrastructure programme which he said would further attract investors to do business in the country. The National Treasury has allocated more than R77-billion over the next three years to help several infrastructure programmes get off the ground. “While changing the landscape of the country, we also intend to create more job opportunities,” Zuma said, adding that the success of the country’s economy depended on its performance in education. While the government was pleased with some achievements recorded in this sector, more needed to be done to improve education outcomes. “One of our preoccupations currently is to improve the quality of learning and teaching in schools … The role of teachers is critical, and we will continue to invest in producing more teachers who can teach mathematics, science and African languages.” The government had also realised that the target of producing more than 40 000 teachers by 2014 was not sufficient to meet the future demand for teachers, particularly in the foundation phase. To address this, institutions offering foundation teacher education would be increased from 13 to 21 in the next four years. Source: read more

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Now Is When College Football Starts To Matter

College football’s championship will be decided via a playoff bracket for the first time this year, rather than media polling or the near universally loathed Bowl Championship Series. You can read about the details of the new setup here, but the basic gist is that a 13-person committee of experts will come out with their own weekly rankings of the top 25 teams starting Oct. 28 and culminating in a Dec. 7 ranking of the top four teams in order to seed a four-team playoff.The committee is new and its members have yet to release any rankings, so it’s hard to say what their voting tendencies will be. But it’s probably a good bet that they won’t stray too far from long-standing rankings such as the Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25. And if the AP’s rankings (since 1992) are any guide, now is when the existing Top 4 teams start to solidify their places in the final, pre-bowl edition of the regular-season rankings.Up until Week 5 of the college football season, the schools on the periphery of the AP’s Top 4 typically have a slightly lower probability of finishing the year among the (now-coveted) top quartet of teams than those currently occupying those slots. Starting in Week 6 — and accelerating in Weeks 7-9, the current stage of the 2014 campaign — the teams in the top four slots begin to pull away from the rest of the pack, increasing their probability of ending the regular season among the “Final Four.”That’s good news for Florida State, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, each of which found themselves sitting in the AP’s Top 4 after the dust cleared on this past weekend’s wild spate of upsets. Teams that survive midseason aren’t completely in the clear — historically, there’s still about a two-in-five chance that one of the teams in the existing Top 4 falls out after Week 9 — but teams in that position are significantly more assured of being “in” now than they were just two weeks ago. read more

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The Best Damn Pod In The Land Episode 10 Ohio State and

Colin Gay and Wyatt Crosher discuss Ohio State’s No. 10 ranking in the first College Football Playoff rankings, and its matchup on Saturday with Nebraska. In hockey, they discuss the men’s struggles against Bowling Green heading into a top-five matchup with Notre Dame, and the women’s continued success behind Braendli. In basketball, the men’s team opens up its season with an exhibition against UNC Pembroke this weekend.

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