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Trail Mix – May 2015

first_img Griggstown The Grahams Oklahoma singer/songwriter John Moreland digs deep on his latest release.Some tunes are just hell on my solar plexus.“You Don’t Care For Me Enough To Cry,” the first tune I heard from High On Tulsa Heat, the brand new record from Oklahoma singer/songwriter John Moreland, is one of those tunes. Moreland, with his hacksaw growl, subtle guitar work, and knack for lyrics that pummel my midriff, has had me fascinated for days. I can’t get enough of the new record, and each spin brings to the forefront another turn of phrase that floors me. With comparisons to the likes of Jason Isbell and Guy Clark, don’t be surprised when John Moreland is on the lips of Americana fans everywhere talking about the next great songwriter.Another newly discovered favorite showcased this month is “3 Shots,” from Hollis Brown. This NYC outfit was recently given the daunting challenge – and incredible honor – of finishing a Bo Diddley tune by The Bo Diddley Estate. The end result of their efforts was “Rain Dance,” which is featured on 3 Shots, which releases this week.A couple months ago, I mentioned here in a blog post that I have rediscovered vinyl and have begun accumulating records at an obsessive pace. One of the jazz greats that I have discovered is Wes Montgomery. This month, Resonance Records is releasing a two disc retrospective, In The Beginning, featuring recordings from 1949 through 1958. Trail Mix has “A Night In Tunisia” featured this month . . . . and while it sounds fantastic on disc, you can bet that I can’t wait to hear it on vinyl.Also featured this month are some old favorites. Trail Mix is happy to welcome back Jimbo Mathus, Otis Taylor, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.Be sure to check out brand new tunes from The Lonesome Band, Major & The Monbacks, Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Torres, Whitewash, The Deer Run Drifters, Ancient River, Leaf Rapids, Jimmy Lafave, and stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog. I have chats with Charlie Parr, The London Souls, Corbin Hayslett, and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers queued up for your perusal.Share the word about Trail Mix. Give us a tweet. Take a picture of yourself groovin’ to a new tune and drop it on Instagram. And, as always, make sure you get out and buy some of these records. Help support these great artists who let us share their music through Trail Mix. 4:45 Ran Ran Run Pavo Pavo Eighteen Fifty-Five Heather Maloney 4:15 4:45 Air Running Backwards Chandler Travis, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, & Three-O, the Incredible Casuals, the Catbirds, and Rabbit Rabbit When I’m with You The London Souls Reflections Django Django 3 Shots Hollis Brown 3:55 3:18 4:24 Restless Youth The Deer Run Drifters Heart Is a Muscle Used to Play the Blues Otis Taylor 5:18 2:55 3:57 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. 3:32 Chick Singer, Badass Rockin’ Ray Wylie Hubbard 4:22 You Don’t Care For Me Enough To Cry John Moreland 3:43 Audio PlayerChandler Travis, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, & Three-O, the Incredible Casuals, the Catbirds, and Rabbit RabbitAir Running BackwardsUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:55 3:13 3:41 4:25 3:39 My Love, My Love Nneka Ain’t That Fine Todd Grebe & Cold Country Somedays Major And The Monbacks 3:15 3:32 Dust Bowl Okies Jimmy Lafave 4:38 Holy People Dana Sipos 2:57 Night In Tunisia Wes Montgomery & The Motgomery – Johnson Quintet 3:25 Waiting On Love Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers 2:49 Together Ryan Montbleau Band Member Whitewash Galaxie 500 Leaf Rapids Make ‘Em Dance The Lonesome Band 3:32 I’m An Idiot Dustin Lovelis 4:08 Shoot Out The Lights (Shoot Out The Lights) Jimbo Mathus 4:20 This Is The Time Ancient River Embed 3:47 Sprinter Torreslast_img read more

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Specially Trained Salvadoran Troops Take on Violent Street Gangs

first_imgThe “Nuevo Amanecer” plan includes involving the “Trueno” [Thunder] Command, an elite group of Troops capable of responding quickly to crime scenes. “Trueno” Soldiers participate in special training to refine their abilities to find and dismantle gangs, which have extended their operations from their typical locations in cities into the country’s rural and mountainous zones. Another gang that sows fear among citizens is Mao Mao, which sells cocaine, crack, and other drugs. It operates primarily in the region between the municipalities of San Salvador and Mejicanos, where the Armed Forces have deployed a large number of Soldiers to protect civilians. The Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES) are leading the country’s fight against the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) street gangs, playing a key role in the “Nuevo Amanecer” [New Dawn] plan, which provides a framework for joint operations with the National Civil Police to improve public safety. Under this strategic plan, the FAES are deploying their most accomplished and experienced Army service members to take on the gangs after receiving training in a rigorous program. “The Special Forces School has designed various training programs aimed at raising the level of our Troops’ operational readiness,” explained Army Colonel Eduardo Carías, Commanding Officer of the 4th Military Detachment, where the Mountain Command training is conducted. “This will enable our Troops to face criminal groups that employ a variety of behaviors.” In these regions, gang members plan crimes and engage in weapons training. “Our sort of organization is flexible so that it can operate in urban areas as well as rural zones, where we have a good deal of experience and our service members are continually training,” Defense Minister David Munguía Payés said. Extortion, robbery, and homicidecenter_img “We had a small place selling metal kitchens; I can’t say where because I’d give myself away. But I had to close it because the gangs ‘asked’ me to pay $1,000 a week not to kill my wife,” said Gabriel Zepeda, a 32-year-old former small-business owner who lives in the department of Cuscatlán. “Now the Military is taking care of things in that area and the gangs are afraid of them. But I still don’t dare to reopen my business.” By Dialogo February 04, 2016 The MS-13 and M-18 have factions that maintain their respective criminal enterprises by committing homicides, extortions, and robberies. The MS-13 faction is known as the Mirada Loca [Crazy Look], while the M-18 subgroup calls itself the Sureños Revolucionarios [Southern Revolutionaries]. They force small businesses to pay “rent” or face assaults, as a field survey conducted in 2015 by El Salvador’s National Small Business Council revealed, reporting that 85 percent of small-business owners throughout the country are experiencing extortion. The Military is determined to defeat the Mao Mao gang. “As long as the people need us, especially where the people feel the least safe, we will be there for them,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo González, Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Group. “We are only effective insofar as our presence breaks the will of the criminal elements.”last_img read more

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Scheduled maintenance on well may discolor water in Endicott, village says

first_img—– They say maintenance is scheduled to take place all day and residents’ water may be discolored for two days in the West Endicott and surrounding areas. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson has informed 12 News that water will not be shut off during the maintenance. UPDATE:center_img In a Facebook post, the village says the Ranney collector well will undergo maintenance on Feb. 25 at 6:30 a.m. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The village of Endicott is alerting residents their water may be discolored for parts of next week.last_img read more

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US protesters topple Confederate statue after Juneteenth rallies

first_img“The D.C. police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn. These people should be immediately arrested,” Trump tweeted.Earlier, several thousand demonstrators marched across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan, chanting the names of black men and women killed by police in recent years.”This year the entire country has had a reckoning,” said protester Tabatha Bernard, 38, voicing support for growing calls for Juneteenth to be declared a national holiday.”It’s up to us to keep this going until we have change.”Protesters in Atlanta, where a police officer was charged with murder this week for shooting a black man in the back, marched on the Georgia State Capitol.More gathered in Washington outside the Lincoln Memorial and near the White House, while thousands marched in Chicago and danced at festive rallies in South Los Angeles.Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has a solid lead over Trump in the latest polls, said Juneteenth reminded Americans “that our country is capable of the worst violence and injustice but it also has an incredible capacity to be reborn anew.”‘More unity’ In Tulsa — where Trump on Saturday is set to hold his first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic began — a Juneteenth celebration was attended by several thousand protesters.”We’ve seen more unity and more blacks and whites together in the last three weeks than we’ve ever seen in a Trump rally,” civil rights activist Al Sharpton told a press conference.Trump had originally scheduled his Tulsa appearance for Juneteenth, but was forced to change it amid a public outcry over his provocative choice of date and location.The city’s Greenwood district was the site of one of the country’s worst racist massacres, in 1921, when as many as 300 black Americans were killed.”We just want the world to know what happened here,” said Greenwood store owner Tony Williams, labeling Trump’s arrival “disrespectful.”About a mile away, dozens of Trump followers have camped out for several nights ahead of the rally in order to get the best seats.”This is a super important moment for all of us… we’re out here supporting Trump,” said Stephen Corley, 19.’A much different scene!’ Trump, who is facing a tough re-election battle in November and has adopted a hardline “law and order” stance towards protesters, and First Lady Melania Trump issued a joint statement to mark Juneteenth.”Juneteenth reminds us of both the unimaginable injustice of slavery and the incomparable joy that must have attended emancipation,” it said.At the same time, Trump issued a blunt warning to counter-protesters headed to Tulsa.”Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis,” he said. “It will be a much different scene!”Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum declared a curfew in the city amid fears of violence but Trump later announced it had been lifted for “our many supporters” attending the rally.Topics : Protesters in Washington toppled a statue of a Confederate general late Friday, after nationwide rallies to demand racial justice on a day heavy with symbolism — the Juneteenth holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.Demonstrations were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington against a backdrop of weeks of protests fueled by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police.In a stark illustration of the tensions roiling the nation, President Donald Trump issued a solemn White House statement commemorating Juneteenth, while also threatening protesters on Twitter ahead of his controversial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday. Juneteenth marks the day — June 19, 1865 — when a Union general arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed slaves that they were free — two months after the Civil War had ended and two-and-a-half years after president Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.The date is generally celebrated with prayer services and family gatherings, but comes this year amid a national soul-searching over America’s legacy of racial injustice.The United States has been gripped by daily “Black Lives Matter” protests since the May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man killed by a white police officer in Minnesota.Late on Friday a statue of Confederate general Albert Pike was torn down by demonstrators in the capital and set on fire, in an act labeled a “disgrace” by Trump.last_img read more

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Paul Scholes names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as the toughest opponent he faced at Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement United tried to sign Vieira on three occasions (Picture: Getty)The Frenchman was a constant thorn in United’s side over the period and Scholes has sung Vieira’s praises by admitting he was the toughest opponent he came up against in his career. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘As a player I played against Vieira was brilliant,’ Scholes told the A Goal In One Podcast.‘The way I played there was never an opponent I had to be fitter than, stronger than, more physical than. I was never that type of player, I was a passing player.‘I could beat players with passing but Vieira he was just so awkward, so tall, so long, so leggy. Just when you thought you had it he would nick it over your head. Comment Vieira won three Premier League titles at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘He was just so awkward to play against but what a really good player. He wasn’t just a holding player, he got himself forward, he could score goals, he could make goals. He had great energy. ‘Whenever people ask me who’s the best I played against [Okay maybe] not the best [ability wise] but the most awkward I played against it was Vieira.’MORE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal would all ‘love’ to sign Jadon Sancho, says Owen Hargreaves Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jun 2020 4:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Sharescenter_img Arsenal and Manchester UNited shared the title between them from 1996 to 2004 (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has selected former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira as the toughest midfielder he came up against during his time at Old Trafford.Scholes won 10 Premier League titles before hanging up his boots in 2011, only to come out of retirement six months later to play for a further 18 months in which time he won another league title.United battled Arsenal for supremacy during Scholes’ early career and the two teams shared the Premiership between 1996 and 2004, when Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho side broke up their dominance. Patrick Vieira was named Arsenal captain after Tony Adams’ retirement in 2002 and Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign the France ace on three occasions before his move to Juventus in 2005. ADVERTISEMENT Paul Scholes names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as the toughest opponent he faced at Manchester United Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Groundbreaking of New FedEx Ground Mid-Atlantic Distribution Facility in Northampton County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Groundbreaking of New FedEx Ground Mid-Atlantic Distribution Facility in Northampton County Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Allentown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that FedEx Ground has broken ground on a distribution center in Allen Township, Northampton County. The new facility is expected to create 680 new full-time and part-time jobs, and is slated to open in late 2018.“This project is a huge win for Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf, while attending today’s groundbreaking in Northampton. “The FedEx Ground terminal will become the company’s largest warehouse and logistics hub among the 34 it operates nationwide. The fact that FedEx chose Pennsylvania over two other states to expand, is a testament not only to the commonwealth’s business-friendly atmosphere, but also our strong local workforce.”FedEx Ground has purchased 253 acres in Allen Township, Northampton County, and will construct an 800,000-square-foot distribution center and related structures as part of a new Mid-Atlantic hub. FedEx Ground will invest more than $227.5 million in the project, and is projected to create 282 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and also anticipates creating 398 new, permanent part-time jobs. In addition, the company is expected to retain 1,652 existing employees statewide.FedEx Ground received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1,130,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $846,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $126,900 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.Additionally, PennDOT awarded FedEx Ground $5 million from the Governor’s Infrastructure Fund to improve state-owned roadways impacted by the facility.FedEx Ground is a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corporation. FedEx Corporation has more than 340,000 employees worldwide, and FedEx Ground has nearly 80,000 employees in the United States and Canada.For more information on FedEx, visit www.fedex.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img August 05, 2016last_img read more

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Gone too soon: Kids who died at hands of parents

first_imgNZ Herald 18 January 2014Unnatural as it seems, parents who kill their own children are seen by domestic violence workers as just the extreme tip of a very big iceberg of largely hidden threats of violence.“Threats to do it are extremely common, and they are often what keeps women in relationships,” says Jill Proudfoot of Auckland-based agency Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday (Shine).And parents who act on those threats are more common than you might think. Social Development Ministry researchers found an average of three cases of “filicide” a year between 2002 and 2006, where one or both parents killed their own children deliberately. Another four children a year died from physical assaults and punishments where their parents did not intend to kill.The latest report of the official Family Violence Death Review Committee found three more children died in murder-suicides during parental separations in the two years 2010-11.The death review committee found 22 children and 50 adults died from family violence in 2010-11, while police attended 94,000 family violence incidents in 2011 alone. “As the visible tip of the iceberg, family violence deaths are not only a measure of lethality but also an important barometer of the incidence of family violence,” said committee head Dr Julia Tolmie of Auckland University.The report found no discernible trend in the death rate. Thirty people died in family violence in 2002 and 27 in 2010, and the numbers in between fluctuated apparently randomly between a low of 17 in 2003 and a peak of 45 in 2009.The report does not break down the subset of deliberate “filicides” by gender, but other evidence suggests mothers and fathers are almost equally likely to kill their children. An Australian study of all 291 children killed by filicide there between 1997 and 2008 found 140 were killed by their fathers, 127 by their mothers, and the rest by both parents.A sixth of the parents – 24 mothers and 16 fathers – killed themselves after killing their children.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11188259last_img read more

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Condon takes bold approach

first_imgKen Condon is doubly represented in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh. Press Association “He has run very well in his last two Curragh handicap appearances. He was second off 96 and went up 3lb and was second off 99 and went up another 3lb to 102. I just feel it is a bit high for him to be winning, but I’m sure he will give a good account of himself. “He was second in this race in 2012 and he has been placed in two Lincolns, so he does run well at the Curragh. Off 102 it is going to be difficult, his last handicap-winning mark was 81.” He added of Strait Of Zanzibar: “He has had a super season and on his last seven runs he hasn’t been worse than fourth. “The one concern we would have is that he hasn’t ever run particularly well at the Curragh. I think he is better on a turning track. We will ride him with a bit of confidence and he will take his time. “His previous highest winning handicap mark was 82 and he is 87 now, although he has run well off 85 a few times. He does look in particularly good form this year and he has a nice racing weight here. With a bit of luck we would be hopeful he will run well.” Recent Topaz Mile winner Vastonea is sure to prove popular with punters with Gary Halpin taking a valuable 7lb off, while his trainer Kevin Prendergast is also represented by the three-year-old Maskoon, with Chris Hayes having the ride on this son of Aqlaam. Prendergast’s nephew Patrick saddles Canary Row and he said of the Rick Barnes-owned colt: “He is very, very healthy and well and every bit of rain will help him. “He will be doing his best as usual. He has been waiting for rain and to run in premier handicaps. He has to give wait to the likes of Vastonea and he hasn’t won since he was two.” center_img The Rathbride trainer fields the Robbie Downey-ridden top-weight Bold Thady Quill as well as Strait Of Zanibar (Niall McCullagh), who has already won three times season. Condon said of Bold Thady Quill: “He has ended up with top weight and we are just claiming off him to help that. The draw (two) probably doesn’t matter that much to him as he does tend to be a bit slowly away. last_img read more

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Tennis News Australian Open: Prajnesh Gunneswaran wins second round of qualifier, comes closer to sealing entry in main draw

first_imgMelbourne: In-form Prajnesh Gunneswaran inched closer to his maiden Grand Slam appearance with another straight-set win but Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan were ousted from the Australian Open Qualifiers after suffering narrow defeats, here Thursday. Prajnesh, seeded sixth, got the better of Spain’s Enrique Lopez Perez 6-3 6-3 in the men’s singles second round.  “I played a better match than yesterday and remained solid throughout. I broke three times and there were not too many games where my serve was in danger. I played good mentally as well. I did the right things, attacked when I got chances. Looking forward to the final round tomorrow,” Prajnesh told PTI. The world number 112 will next take on Japan’s Yosuke Watanaki, ranked 192 in the world.         If Prajnesh wins tomorrow’s match, it will be his first main draw competition at a Grand Slam. He unfortunately missed out on playing at 2018 French Open when as a lucky loser he made the main draw but since he had left Paris and entered a Challenger tournament, he missed out on the chance. Injured Yuki Bhambri had played in all four Grand Slam main draws in 2018.Read More | Federer, Djokovic aim for seven-star performance in AustraliaPlaced 132 in the world rankings, Ramkumar played a very close match before losing 7-5 5-7 6-7(6) to Germany’s Rudolf Molleker, ranked 207.  Read More | Mary Kom scales summit, becomes No.1 in latest AIBA Boxing rankings”I served well in the match and had a break point at 3-3 in the final set but missed the backhand down the line. It was just a few inches wide. You have to take those chances,” rued Ramkumar.In the women’s singles, Asian Games bronze medallist Ankita also had a one-set advantage but went down 6-4 2-6 4-6 to Spain’s 29th seed Paula Badosa Gibert, world number 142.            “I tried to play attacking tennis but I felt I slowed down a bit in the second set. I was aggressive again in the third. But the girl (opponent) was serving big today which was the deciding factor,” said Raina. The Australian Open will begin on January 14, with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic aiming to add to their record tally of six titles in this tournament. Federer has won this tournament in the last two years, winning in 2017 by beating Rafael Nadal and winning in 2018 against Marin Cilic. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more