Music Festival: Red Wing Roots Headliners Annouced

first_imgRed Wing Roots Announces Headliners for Seventh Annual Festival Harrisonburg, Va. – The Red Wing Roots Music Festival will return to Natural Chimneys Park in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for the seventh time this summer – featuring, as always, local favorites and festival hosts, The Steel Wheels. The 2019 festival will take place from July 12-14 in Mount Solon, Va. Festival organizers are excited to announce the full lineup of artists who will join The Steel Wheels in performing at the seventh edition of Red Wing. They include First Aid Kit, The Wood Brothers, Mandolin Orange, Peter Rowan, The Tim O’Brien Band, The Gibson Brothers, Della Mae and many more! With more than 40 bands scheduled to perform across several stages, great music will remain at the heart of the Red Wing Roots experience. Great food and great fun for the whole family in the great outdoors have also been key features of the festival since it began in 2013. A kids’ climbing wall and play area, organized bike rides, group runs and morning yoga sessions beneath the rock towers at Natural Chimneys Park will be on the schedule once again. “Lucky number seven, can you believe it?” said Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels. “The changes of seasons in Virginia are always something to behold. The colors of fall, the cool, quiet, darkness of winter, and the new growth of spring bringing us to our full bloom in the heat of summer. Summertime brings vacation for many, perhaps a slower pace, but in our modern age, it also comes with so many great choices for recreation and fun. We are charmed and delighted that somewhere along the way, among all the different choices, so many of you have joined our Red Wing family.” Festival tickets typically sell out before the festival begins, and organizers are committed as ever to retaining the small, family-friendly feel that makes Red Wing special. Sellout crowds are expected once again this year! The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is also proud to be a responsible community partner, emphasizing sustainability and hosting a raffle that raises thousands of dollars each year for local organizations. To download photos or the festival logo, please visit: On-site camping is an extremely popular aspect of the festival, selling out far in advance every year so far. Organizers have added an additional 200 campsites to accommodate demand, but still expect everything to sell out well before July––interested campers are encouraged to reserve a site as soon as possible. To schedule interviews or request more photos, please contact Michael Weaver at Black Bear Productions: 540-820-7847 or [email protected] For tickets and more information, visit last_img read more

WABU President Lauds SponsorsÂ

first_imgHe urged other corporate organisations to emulate GOtv, so that Nigerian boxing can develop faster. The WABU President stated that Nigeria has talented boxers, as shown by the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, which already has one of its products, Rilwan Babatunde about to fight for the WABU welterweight title against Djossou Basile of the Republic of Benin at GOtv Boxing Night 14 holding at the Indoor Sports of the National Stadium, Lagos, on April 14.The seven-bout event will also see Nigeria’s Waidi Usman take on Kenya’s Michael Nyawade for the African Boxing Union (ABU) title. Similarly included in the bout line-up is the national lightweight title contest between Rilwan Oladosu and Kazeem Badmus.The best boxer at the event will go home with N1million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOtv Boxing Night 14The West African Boxing Union (WABU) has commended pay-television service provider, GOtv, for its continuous support for Nigerian boxing through GOtv Boxing Night, which is its 14th edition, and GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, a talent hunt initiative.Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Mr. Remi Aboderin, WABU President and Secretary-General, Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), said Nigerian boxing owes its return to vitality to the immense support provided by GOtv since 2014 when GOtv Boxing Night 14 debuted.Aboderin, a former boxing promoter, recalled that before GOtv Boxing Night began, promotions had dried up, leaving boxers inactive. The situation, he explained, damaged the chances of promising boxers, who had no outlet for their talents.“We were in a bad place before GOtv Boxing Night began. There were no promotions and our promising boxers lost the opportunity to fight. The few who fought did so infrequently and earned so little for their efforts. Now, things have changed and very fast too. Boxers are fighting more regularly and are testing themselves against the best in the West African sub-region and Africa as a whole. They are earning considerably better sums. The country has also produced many sub-regional and three continental champions in different weight categories,” said Aboderin.last_img read more

NLCS Game 6 Highlights: Brewers rout Dodgers to force Game 7

first_imgRelated Articles The Brewers didn’t wait long to answer back with some runs in the bottom of the inning. The fans have made their voice heard tonight in Milwaukee. Manny Machado has heard his share of boos from the Milwaukee crowd tonight. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers third baseman David Freese (25) hits a home run during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers’ Wade Miley reacts after giving up a home run to Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese is congratulated after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese is congratulated after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman David Freese (25) hits a home run during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman David Freese (25) hits a home run during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NextShow Caption1 of 5Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman David Freese (25) hits a home run during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)ExpandFirst inning:David Freese and the Los Angeles Dodgers came out swinging against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 6 of the NLCS.With a 3-2 lead in the series, Freese’s home run at Miller Park put the Dodgers up early with the intent of ending the series tonight. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fifth inning:Brian Dozier scored the Dodgers’ second run on a double by Freese. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Tiger says strength is back, but not swing

first_imgIn this July 16, 2014, file photo, Tiger Woods is watched by coach Sean Foley on the practice green ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club in, Hoylake, England. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn’t hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn’t know when he will.“We’re pretty much past the strength phase now, and I’ve got my strength where I want to have it,” Woods said at Isleworth Golf & Country Club, where he lived for the first 15 years of his pro career. “Now I just need to get my fast twitch going and get my speed back, and that’s going to take a little bit of time. That’s part of our second phase of training. And that’s coming up now.”Woods had his fifth surgery in 20 years — this time on his back — and failed to win a PGA Tour event for the third time in the last five years.Rory McIlroy referred to Woods and Phil Mickelson has being on “the last few holes” of their careers when he was asked about the two best players of their generation not being eligible for the Tour Championship for the first time since 1992.McIlroy simply was noting their ages (Woods turns 39 in December, Mickelson is 44) and their injuries. And when “the last few holes” became an Internet sensation and McIlroy was asked if he needed to explain his remarks to Woods, he replied with a laugh, “I’ve said worse to his face.”Woods response?“I thought it was funny,” he said. “Phil has less holes to play than I do, though. It’s a reality, you know? We’re all older. I’m nearing my 20th season on tour here coming up pretty soon. … It’s just part of the aging process.”The Tiger Woods Foundation announced that India-based Hero Motocorp would be the new title sponsor of Woods’ year-end charity event, which is moving to Isleworth from Sherwood Country Club in California. The tournament will played Dec. 4-7.Woods played an exhibition in India in February when he met Pawan Munjal, the vice chairman and CEO of Hero.“That’s my last good round I played all year,” Woods said. “I shot 63 that day.”Even though he smiled, there was some truth to that. A nagging back injury became progressively worse until Woods chose to have back surgery March 31, forcing him to miss the Masters for the first time and the U.S. Open during a three-month recovery.When he returned, Woods missed the cut twice, had his worst 72-hole finish in a major and withdrew from a World Golf Championship when he jarred his back hopping off a steep slope into the bunker in the final round at Firestone. He didn’t qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs for the second time, both injury related. And he took himself out of consideration as a Ryder Cup pick.Woods didn’t regret coming back too soon. He said he didn’t realize how much stamina he lacked.“I felt good enough to do it, and the only unfortunate part is I couldn’t maintain the conditioning,” Woods said. “I wasn’t as conditioned as I needed to be. So as the tournament would wear on, I would get more and more fatigued and tired, and I wasn’t as explosive. I wasn’t as strong. … I could lift the weights that I’m accustomed to lifting, as well as playing and practicing.“Eventually, the game started to deteriorate a little bit because … I wasn’t in good enough shape to maintain it.”He said his conditioning program is similar to when he returned from reconstructive knee surgery after winning the 2008 U.S. Open, his last major title.Woods fired Sean Foley two weeks after the PGA Championship. He already has had three swing coaches — and four different swings — during his pro career.“Am I looking for a new coach? As of right now, no, I’m not,” Woods said. “Right now I’m just trying to get physically better, stronger, faster, more explosive. … I’m in no hurry to look for one right now. As I said, I’m just focused on what I’m doing.”Among the early commitments to the Hero World Challenge are U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer, Masters champion Bubba Watson and either other players in the Ryder Cup next week, along with two Americans who won’t be in the Ryder Cup — FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk.“It’s going to be a deep field,” Woods said. “And hopefully, I can play a little bit better than I have been playing.”Woods lost in a playoff last year to Zach Johnson. That was his last top-10 finish.last_img read more

What a way to celebrate Minor Hockey Week in Canada

first_imgNelson Minor Hockey celebrated Minor Hockey Week in Canada the best way possible — by hosting the annual Novice Hockey Tournament at the NDCC and Civic Arenas during the weekend.Teams, with players between the ages of six to eight, from South Okanagan, Creston, Penticton and Spokane join host Nelson in the three-day event.Nelson Minor Hockey has 11 teams in its association with more than 100 girls and boys between the ages of six to 16 years.last_img

Months before new NBA season begins, league insider says Warriors won’t make playoffs

first_imgGood news for Stephen Curry. He’s going to get to see Cancun in April.We know this because Bobby Marks, ESPN’s NBA front office insider and a 20-year front office employee in the Association, dropped a scorched-earth prediction on the Warriors on Tuesday morning.Appearing on “Get Up,” Marks pointed to a plasma screen bearing the Warriors’ projected starting lineup for opening night of the 2019-20 season: D’Angelo Russell, Draymond Green, Jacob Evans (a place-holder for Klay Thompson), Kevon …last_img read more

Sour Kittles: In loss, 49ers have never looked more reliant on their star TE

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Even when George Kittle doesn’t touch the ball, even in the rare instance where he’s on the losing end of a game this season, he’s the one making the most impressive plays on the field.Just ask Falcons safety Ricardo Allen.While running back Raheem Mostert barreled into the end zone for the 49ers’ first score in Sunday’s 29-22 loss to the Falcons, Kittle was eight yards deep in the end zone, laying on top of Allen like maple syrup, laughing his head off. Or at least that’s how …last_img read more

South Africa has made progress on Millennium Development Goals – Zuma

first_imgSouth Africa on track to achieve Millennium Development Goals.President Jacob Zuma said South Africa has managed to reduce by half the number of people earning less than a dollar a day, while the share of those experiencing hunger has also been halved. (Image: United Nations)Brand South Africa ReporterSouth Africa has made significant progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals agreed to by the world’s countries 14 years ago, and welcomes the post-2015 Global Development Agenda that will build on the MDGs after 2015.Addressing the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, 24 September, in New York, in the United States, Zuma said South Africa has managed to reduce by half the number of people earning less than a dollar a day, while the share of those experiencing hunger has also been halved. The country has attained Goal 2 of providing access to primary education access for all, he said.Millennium Development GoalsThe eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that the world countries agreed upon until target year 2015 are:halving extreme poverty rates;providing universal primary education;promoting gender equality and empower women;reducing child mortality;Improve maternal health;combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases;ensuring environmental sustainability; anddeveloping a global partnership for developmentZuma said on official international indicators, South Africa is doing well on MDG 3, to promote and empower women.“South Africa has recorded impressive progress through the expansion of health infrastructure and improved access to health services for all South Africans. On the reduction of child mortality, MDG4, and the improvement of maternal health, MDG5, significant progress has been recorded, but more work remains,’ he said.However, more work needs to be done worldwide to fully achieve the eight goals, especially in developing countries. The solution is to confront head on the underlying root causes that continue to create stumbling blocks for universal progress and development, according to Zuma.Immediately after the world agreed on the MDGs, Africa set about to adopt the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the African Union’s Vision 2063 and other socio-economic development programmes which became the cornerstone and foundation of Africa’s Development Agenda going forward.In spite of these efforts and the progress that South Africa and the rest of Africa have made so far, reports continue to show that Africa is lagging behind in terms of the attainment of some of the MDGs.Post-2015 Global Development AgendaZuma said it is for reason that Africa welcomes the crafting of a post-2015 Global Development Agenda that will carry forward the unfinished business of the MDGs. “The post-2015 Global Development Agenda will provide a frame of reference for our collective agreement on what has to be done.We reiterate that developed countries should be reliable partners and meet their commitment to development goals, such as contributing 0.7% of their gross national income towards Official Development Assistance,’ he said.Concerted efforts should be made to ensure relatively poor continents like Africa deal with the scourge of poverty, underdevelopment and diseases. Zuma said the recent outbreak of Ebola in some West African countries is a good example of some of the challenges the continent continues to endure.Zuma said the outbreak of Ebola is threatening the economies of affected countries, and has exposed the challenges of capacity, lack of infrastructure and other limited resources in Africa. “We believe that Ebola would have been contained within a few days had it been an outbreak in the developed world,’ he said, adding that South Africa stands ready to provide any assistance required to the people of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.“We add our voice in calling for more resources to be deployed to ensure that the virus is contained,’ he said.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Maximizing early season germination and emergence

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Reid Abbott, Field Agronomy Manager for AgroLiquidToday, in America’s agriculture industry, we look to push the limits on every input we can to maximize the return on investment and simplify our operations. The fact is there is simply not enough margin in a crop or hours in a season to do much less. However, there are costly consequences associated with running that close to 100% capacity. Figuratively speaking, if the train begins to derail, you could spend the rest of the year trying to get everything back on track. The adoption of reduced tillage farming and early planting are just a few reasons today’s hybrids are faced with challenging conditions. Although, if managed correctly, these practices can be implemented without impacting final yields and thus, increase the overall efficiency of a grower’s operation. Let’s discuss some of the causes of germination and emergence issues, and management tips that can improve your planting methods this year.1  Soil Temperature — Low soil temperature is one of the main reasons we see delayed emergence in our crops. Just like any other living organism, plants have ideal temperature ranges in which they exist and grow. If those minimums are not met, cell growth and division will not proceed, which causes germination and emergence to be prolonged.2  Soil Moisture — Similar to soil temperature, plants require an ideal range of moisture levels in order to germinate and grow effectively. If the soil is too dry, the seed will remain inert and not swell or germinate. If it’s too wet, the roots and shoots may not get enough oxygen for their growth and metabolism.3  Seed-to-Soil Contact — In order for a seed to sprout and begin its life cycle, it must have access to everything it needs. For this reason, it is crucial for the seed to maximize its contact with the surrounding soil so that nutrients and moisture can be transferred through the seed coat and into the young embryo.4  Soil-borne Pests — Insects and diseases have the potential to delay or terminate germinating crops. While seed treatments have been developed for many crops to help combat some of these pests, but in other cases pest pressures can be high enough to cause significant losses or delays.5  Uneven planting depth — Proper planting depth is essential to starting a crop off on the right foot. A seed that is too deep has to utilize all of its kernel energy to reach the surface and is prone to falling prey to adverse conditions from its extra time in the soil. Too shallow, and a seed could become a victim of the soil drying out or inadequate establishment of its structural root system.6  High Rate/Improper Starter Fertilizer — Starter fertilizers can cause dramatic problems if one does not consider the sensitivity of the crop, the proximity to the seed, and the caustic potential of the products used.Now that we are familiar with some of the causes of seedling germination and emergence issues, let’s take a look at some ways we can manage our planting operation to reduce the risk of these early season problems.1  Residue management — Regardless of your stance on tillage, we are all interested in the proper dispersal and breakdown of residue from a previous year’s crop. Creating a suitable seedbed begins at harvest the previous year. Evenly chopping and spreading stalks and properly setting planter row cleaners will ensure proper decomposition and management of residue in the seed row.2  Variety selection — If you are consistently the first one in the county to start planting, consider choosing varieties that are more suited to hearty early season characteristics. Cold germination scores, emergence and early season vigor ratings, and disease and insect resistance are all features that a grower should consider when selecting a variety that will be going out first on the farm.3  Planter settings — As simple as it seems, make sure that the planter is level both front to back and side-to-side. This will ensure that mechanical operations are functioning correctly.4  Seek advice from the soil — In the past, calendar dates were used to determine many farming operations. Today, most growers are moving away from that notion and relying on the field conditions to advise them on planting times. If the field is too wet, too dry, or too cold, it is best to not test the limits of seed viability and put the whole crop at risk.5  Scout/treat field for weeds and pests — Early in their life cycle, crops are susceptible to being outgrown by weeds and attacked by insects and disease. Discovering and subsequently clearing a field of these nuisances can lead to a more energetic emergence and early growth of a crop.6  Manage for compaction — Highly compacted areas in a field generally produce stunted, nutrient deficient plants due to the roots being unable to penetrate the high bulk density soil. Limiting traffic to specific areas using GPS and reducing the time spent in the field during wet conditions can lessen the number of acres where these conditions persist. Also, utilizing deep tillage and a variety of cover crops can go a long way to improve ground that has been overly compacted.7  Soil testing — Soil testing is the key to determining what the needs of the crop are so that nothing is lacking from the time the planter runs through the field. It is also a cheap and effective way to save money on fertilizer inputs if it is determined that the soil already meets the demands of the intended crop.8  Planter-time/starter fertilizer — As explained in the earlier section, planter-time or starter fertilizer can be risky depending on how and what you apply. However, because soils early in the season tend to be cold, nutrients tend to not be as readily available and root growth proceeds slowly. To help relieve these issues, a grower can utilize products that are specifically designed for in-furrow placement. Another tool a grower can use to minimize risk is to limit the fertilizer’s proximity to the seed so that the soil can act as a buffer to make the application less precarious. Y-knot splitters, 2X2, and over the row surface bands can all achieve that small separation while still providing the necessary nutrients early in the season.Sometimes, it seems like a monumental task when faced with planting hundreds or even thousands of acres in a finite time span. However, planning ahead and careful management of each input will yield clean, straight rows and a happy harvest.last_img read more

Feeding Farmers Week Two | John & Jeff Shawhan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net team traveled to Clark county for the second round of Feeding Farmer events for the year. Dale visited with father Jeff and son John Shawhan who farms corn, and soybeans. Notably, the Shawhan’s grow waxy corn. Dale has more in this video.An astounding 60 people turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and the crops of the area. Indigo Ag also had a demonstration on field mapping with drones.You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at read more