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Marcus King Shares Pro-Shot Acoustic Mini-Set Recorded At WGBH Studios [Watch]

first_imgMarcus King had a busy year in 2018. The soulful rock guitarist and singer from South Carolina celebrated the release of his third full-length studio album, Carolina Confessions, in addition to making notable festival appearances, celebrating his late-night television debut, touring with As The Crow Flies, and spending nearly the entire calendar year on the road playing headlining shows with his own talented band. One of the stops on that busy performance schedule of his included a private acoustic session at the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio in Boston back on November 19th, where King sat down (literally) to record a brief performance of four new tunes. The filmed session has since been mixed and edited, and finally saw the light of day with its debut on Wednesday.The professionally-taped acoustic set features King in rare form without that big-billed hat of his, as he opts instead for the more casual Applejack newsies cap for the private session. Even without that trademark hat, King has no problem turning the volume down a notch to allow the fresh material to take new form while being played on his acoustic guitar. The setlist for the 20-minute performance included “8 a.m.”, “Remember”, “Goodbye Carolina”, and “Autumn Rains”. The entire acoustic session, which includes some behind-the-song informational commentary, can be enjoyed in full in the new video seen below.Marcus King – WGBH Acoustic Session – 11/19/2018[Video: WGBH Music]The mark of a truly talented guitarist is how he or she can perform without the help of effects pedals and powerful amplification, and King does not disappoint here. If anything, the young singer and songwriter sounded a bit more comfortable performing his new songs in a quieter setting, where he doesn’t have to project his voice atop a full band. Fans should appreciate the fact that his songs carry just as much meaning and emotional resonance when played quietly as they do with shredding guitar solos while plugged in.Related: Marcus King Talks Reckoning With His Own Expectations, Focused Songwriting, & Calling Nashville Home [Interview/Photos]King recently helped fans in New York to celebrate the turnover of the new year with a NYE run featuring both his own band and As The Crow Flies NYE run alongside As The Crow Flies at Port Chester’s The Capitol Theatre late last month. The Marcus King Band will return to the road with a run of winter tour dates scheduled to begin on January 24th in Columbus, Tennessee. Tickets and detailed tour information can be found on King’s website.last_img read more

Perry Ouzts

first_imgUnless you are a horse racing fan, you probably have never heard of Perry Ouzts.  He just recently rode his 7,000th horse to victory.  Most of his wins came at the old River Downs in Cincinnati which has been refurbished into Belterra Park.The 64-year old Ouzts is a native of Greater Cincinnatiand does not like to stray very far from this area.  He will go to the other Kentucky tracks, if asked, and he does occasionally race at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville.  He is the 9th jockey to reach this level of wins.  He has ridden over 50,000 mounts in his career.  Fortunately, for me, he has allowed me to make a little money at the track. Whenever I see his name in the program, I know it will be a good bet to take.Congratulations, Perry!last_img

Angels bullpen falters again in loss to Oakland A’s

first_img“Obviously, I’ve got to get ahead with better pitches,” Parker said. “Go out there and one pitch, one run, I gotta regain my focus. I can’t have a four-pitch walk right after that.”After a strikeout, pinch-runner Dustin Fowler went to second on a wild pitch. Parker walked Khris Davis, despite getting ahead 0-and-2. He was then pulled.“You gotta stay aggressive,” Parker said. “You gotta make them put the ball in play. You’ve got to throw strikes for that to happen. I think I got a little too fine and outside the zone a little bit.”Manager Mike Scioscia then went to left-hander José Álvarez, who struck out left-handed hitting Matt Olson. Next, Scioscia played the matchups and brought in the right-handed Bedrosian to face the right-handed Mark Canha. He blooped a single into center, tying the game.Bedrosian got out of the ninth and through the 10th, preserving the tie.In the 11th, Scioscia called on Jewell, entering for this second big league appearance. Justin Anderson, one of the Angels top relievers, was not available because of a recent heavy workload, Scioscia said. Anderson had thrown 28 pitches finishing off a four-run victory on Friday.He gave up a leadoff single to Lowrie and then hit Davis. Lowrie took third on a fly ball.Paredes then entered and walked Canha, to load the bases. Jonathan Lucroy got the winning hit with a drive into the Angels’ two-man outfield.With that, the Angels had suffered yet another heart-breaking loss, tagged to the bullpen.Parker said he still has faith the Angels bullpen can be effective: “We’re good. We’ve got a bunch of really good arms, and this experience will be good for them. I know they can get it done. We have confidence. The Angels do too.”Still, performances like this will only increase the call for General Manager Billy Eppler to make trades for bullpen help.Heaney did all he could to spare the Angels’ bullpen. He pitched eight innings, allowing three runs on three hits. Two of them came on one swing, a two-run homer by Canha in the second.After that, he retired 13 of the next 14. He gave up a run in the seventh on a Lowrie double and two fly balls. Heaney bounced back to finish with three straight strikeouts in the eighth, ending his day at 106 pitches.It wasn’t enough.Afterward, Heaney said he couldn’t cast too much blame on the relievers, because their early workload was because of the struggles of the starters.“We made them work early on and they picked us up early single time,” Heaney said. “They may be struggling now, and some guys are having their issues, but that’s part of baseball. Everybody can’t be going right at the same time. Very rarely does that happen.“I’ve had my fair share of bad games. I’m never going to judge another player that I know goes out there, every guy goes out there, to grind their (butt) to do what they can to win games for this team. I’m never doing to doubt that.” PreviousOakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto (1) throws to first base after forcing Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) out at second base during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, celebrates with Jose Fernandez after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols hits a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie (8) scores in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. Also pictured is Athletics third base coach Matt Williams, top. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols (5) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols (5) celebrates with Mike Trout, left, and Andrelton Simmons (2) after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark Canha cannot catch an RBI-single hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout is hit by a throw from Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler (3) is tagged out by Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson after being caught in a rundown during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha (20) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that also scored Khris Davis (2) against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, left, throws to first base as Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler, right, is caught in a run down during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha hits a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto (1) throws to first base after forcing Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) out at second base during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)ExpandOAKLAND — The Angels had done everything to finish off a much-needed victory.And then the bullpen let it get away. Again.Blake Parker and Cam Bedrosian combined to allow two runs to tie the game in the ninth, and Jake Jewell and Eduardo Paredes gave up a run in the 11th inning of the Angels’ 6-5 loss to the Oakland A’s on Sunday.It was the third time in four games the Angels had a lead in the sixth inning or later and couldn’t hold it. The Angels’ 15 blown saves are tied for the most in the majors. The Angels began the season with questions about their bullpen, and those have been magnified because of ineffectiveness and injuries — Keynan Middleton and Blake Wood are out for the year, and Jim Johnson just this week got hurt.Even among the pitchers who have done well, there have been red flags because they’ve pitched so much. Early in the season, the starters were pitching so few innings that the relievers were carrying a heavy load.Lately the most consistent pitcher had been Parker, who had regained the closer job he lost in the season’s opening week. Parker had an 0.96 ERA over 18 games heading into Wednesday, when he entered in the seventh and blew a two-run lead.He had a chance again on Sunday, getting the ball with a 5-3 lead after Andrew Heaney gave up just three hits over eight innings.Parker gave up a homer to Marcus Semien, the first batter he faced. He then walked Chad Pinder.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

New low-cost airline for rural South Africa

first_imgThe South African National Taxi Council’snew low-cost airline is due to officiallylaunch on 16 September, and will startoperating in November. (Image: airplane-pictures.net) MEDIA CONTACTS • AJ Mthembu Santaco +27 12 321 1043 RELATED ARTICLES • Green airline goes greener • 1time to start flying from Lanseria • Zambezi Airlines lands in SA • Mango starts flying from LanseriaNosimilo RamelaThe South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) plans to launch a new low-cost airline to accommodate the scores of people from rural areas who work in the main cities and are forced to make their frequent trips home via bus or taxi, as they cannot afford plane tickets.Santaco’s business development officer Nkululeko Buthelezi said the airline would be called the Santaco Express. The service is due to officially launch on 16 September, and will start operating in November.Buthelezi said the airline would focus on routes untouched by other domestic airlines – going into more rural areas of the country.“We specialise in awkward areas because that’s where our business is,” said Santaco president AJ Mthembu.Buthelezi named local company AirQuarius Aviation, which works with other domestic airlines in the country including SA Express and SA Airlink, as the initial managers of the airline. Once the venture is up and running AirQuarius will hand over all management to Santaco, most likely within 18 to 24 months.AirQuarius Aviation is based at Lanseria Airport and provides services such as aircraft management; training and development of pilots and crew; aircraft sales, leasing and charters; and aircraft maintenance.According to Buthelezi, the company will initially supply Santaco Express with a 100-seater craft and a crew, as well as the necessary aviation licences.The airline is planning to operate one or two flights a day between Lanseria International Airport in Gauteng and Bhisho in the Eastern Cape, with a stop thereafter at Cape Town International.Mthembu said the ticket will include transport from the taxi rank to the airport, and then a transfer to a taxi rank at the destination.“We will be building everything into one price in the affordable sector.”He added that the final cost of a ticket had not yet been decided, but that Santaco was considering prices ranging between R500 (US$74) and R600 ($89) for a one way ticket.“The sky is the limit”Commuters welcomed the announcement.“We are so excited about this airline,” said Luthando Nyawuza from Bhisho. “I work in Johannesburg but my family lives in the Eastern Cape, I try to visit home every two months which is a long taxi trip taking 14 to 15 hours. This is usually over a weekend, which means I spend a whole day travelling there spend one day with my family before having to travel another full day back to Johannesburg.”Nyawuza said that the new airline would cut down on travelling, and allow for more family time.He added that the high cost of air travel and the long distances between airports and residential areas made it difficult for him to afford a plane ticket home.“I appreciate what the taxi drivers are doing for us. They are really looking out for us people from the rural areas because they come from there and are considerate to our needs. I never thought this kind of service would be possible for us. Clearly only the sky is the limit.”He said that the proposed air ticket prices compare favourably to what commuters already pay to travel in buses or taxis.Repositioning the taxi industrySantaco CEO Bongani Msimang said Santaco planned to transform the taxi industry, and the airline was but one of many initiatives in the pipeline. He said Santaco aims to become a leader in mass affordable, safe, and reliable transportation.Another of Santaco’s goals, said Msimang, was to move away from an informal structure, and become a body that was appropriately organised and run like a corporate business at all levels.“This would involve redefining the scope of the industry to include other transport modes such as bus and rail to ensure we don’t lose our market share,” he said.last_img read more

Rural business and energy grant sessions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA, Rural Development will be holding three free Rural Business Development Grant and Rural Energy for America Program information sessions and application workshops in Reynoldsburg, Nelsonville, and Findlay. The first hour will be for anyone interested in RBDG and the second hour will be on REAP.  You are invited to come and learn about the programs, receive information on the application processes, and ask questions.  Both programs have an upcoming deadline of May 2, 2016.Eligible entities for REAP are rural, small, for-profit businesses and agricultural producers — urban or rural.  Eligible entities for RBDG are rural public entities such as towns, non-profit corporations and institutions of higher learning.  To learn more about these programs please see the fact sheets that are attached or go to our website at: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/business-programs.WHEN:                     March 1st from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG                                    March 1st from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE:                  Ohio Department of Agriculture8995 E Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Seminar Room WHEN:                     March 15th from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG                                    March 15th from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE:                  Wayne National Forest Headquarters                                    13700 US Hwy 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764Conference Room                                   WHEN:                     March 17th from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG                                    March 17th from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE:                  USDA, Rural Development                                    7868 County Road 140, Findlay, Ohio 45840Conference RoomAll are welcome.  Reservations are not required.If you have any questions or would like additional information, for REAP please call Christie Hooks at (614) 255-2397 or email at [email protected]; for RBDG please call Cindy Musshel at (614) 255-2427 or email at [email protected]last_img read more

Focus on Children With Special Needs in May

first_imgStory Highlights Speaking at the launch, held on April 17 at the GraceKennedy Harbour Street office, downtown Kingston, Chairman of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), Dr. Pauline Mullings, said this year’s theme is applicable for all children; however, emphasis will be placed on children with special needs.   Jamaica will observe Child Month 2019 in May, under the theme ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’.                         Speaking at the launch, held on April 17 at the GraceKennedy Harbour Street office, downtown Kingston, Chairman of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), Dr. Pauline Mullings, said this year’s theme is applicable for all children; however, emphasis will be placed on children with special needs. She noted that a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) fact sheet states that children with disabilities are one of the most marginalised and excluded groups of children, experiencing widespread violation of their rights.“Too often, children with disabilities are defined and judged by what they lack, rather than what they have. Their exclusion and invisibility serves to render them uniquely vulnerable, denying them respect for their dignity, their individuality, even their right to life itself,” the document adds.Several activities will be undertaken by the NCMC along with several of its partners and sponsors.  Highlights of the month will include the National Church Service, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, at the Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-12 Osbourne Road, starting at 11:00 a.m. Churches across the island are being encouraged to host services focusing on children during the month of May. On Friday, May 17, National Children’s Day will be observed. On the day, adults are asked to take time out to recognise and appreciate the children, while paying special attention to those with special needs.  Persons are also asked to wear sunshine yellow in observance of the day.On Wednesday, May 29, a Day of Prayer will be held at the Maranatha Gospel Hall, 7 Deanery Road, in Kingston.  Jamaicans are being encouraged to join the NCMC in praying for the nation’s children.Dr. Mullings said that throughout the month, the NCMC will partner with several agencies to host other events focusing on children.Sponsors for Child Month 2019 are GraceKennedy Limited, the National Baking Company Foundation, Jamaica Producers, Jamaica Broilers Group of Companies, and the Sagicor Foundation. She noted that a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) fact sheet states that children with disabilities are one of the most marginalised and excluded groups of children, experiencing widespread violation of their rights.  Jamaica will observe Child Month 2019 in May, under the theme ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’.                         last_img read more

How this Rising Star styled her TIFF redcarpet debut

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Toronto may be known for its muted red carpets, but Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama has brought some Lagotian flair to this year’s fest. “Lagotians, they’re special people,” the 29-year-old actress from Lagos, Nigeria says with a smile.“We don’t understand the concept of overdressing. We just dress. And it’s always a lot.”With a trio of films at TIFF, Iyamah-Idhalama’s statement personal style has been on display at premieres for comedy The Wedding Party and medical thriller 93 Days. Her legal drama The Arbitration premieres on Tuesday. “I always say, you come across exactly as you feel,” she says. “Especially with clothes. If I like it, you’ll see it.”Iyamah-Idhalama shared her thoughts on three looks by the Canadian label before choosing the perfect gown for her festival debut. Advertisementcenter_img Along with OC Ukeje, her co-star in The Arbitration, Somkele (pronounced Som-Kai-lai, which means “follow me to praise God”) was chosen by TIFF for its inaugural international Rising Star program, a crash-course in celebrity that includes meetings with casting directors and filmmakers, media training and a Hollywood glam-ification by Birks, The Bay and L’Oreal.Before that boot camp, we caught up with her at designer Stephan Caras’s Maison Caras storefront on Queen St. E. where she was dressing for her first-ever TIFF red carpet: the TIFF Soirée cocktail party with Michael Fassbender. She’s browsing the racks, where she hopes to find a gown that fits her self-described “crazy” style. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Minister School Visits Marks New Term

first_img Related Items:akierra missick, cheryl ann jones, clement howell, edgar howell, education department, enid capron, ianthe pratt, oseta jolly, russel cox Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – The first day of the new Turks and Caicos Islands new public school term was marked by a visit by the Deputy Premier and senior government officials to public schools today, Monday, 8 September 2014.The Hon. Akierra Missick, who is also Minister for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture visited all three public schools on Providenciales in order to bring in the new academic year, welcome two new school principals, and to see for herself the progress made in the summer repair and refurbishment programmes in each property. She visited Clement Howell High School, Ianthe Pratt and Enid Capron Primaries, with the public schools on the other inhabited islands being visited throughout September.“It is great to see the staff and students returning to their classrooms after the one week delay caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal,” said Minister Akierra Missick. “The country is really bouncing back from the flooding, and the way that the parents and private companies around our public schools have joined in the effort to get things ready for the new term is very inspiring. “It is great to see new people with new ideas, in the form of our two new principals at Enid Capron and Clement Howell schools. I would like to congratulate them and send them our best wishes as they rise to their new challenges of professionally managing their establishments, and ensuring that their students are properly prepared for adult life, both academically, but also by becoming great citizens.”“I am very proud of my team over these past few weeks,” said Deputy Secretary Russell Cox. “They rose to the challenge of recovering from the storm and have also delivered a substantial work programme in our schools. I am sure that students, parents and teachers will welcome the repair and maintenance works conducted and will play their part in looking after our schools estate.” The Ministers were joined on their facility tour by Education, Youth Sport and Culture’s Permanent Secretary Cheryl Ann Jones and Director of Education Edgar Howell.ENDS Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Recommended for you Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Education Minister tours schools this weeklast_img read more