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The Marcus King Band and Blackberry Smoke were both in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend, where the two southern rock bands welcomed fans for a pair of performances at the Ryman Auditorium on February 22nd and 23rd. One of the highlights from Blackberry Smoke’s two-night run at the well-known Nashville venue came during the second night, when they welcomed Marcus King to the stage to help perform a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s classic rock anthem, “Tuesday’s Gone”.The cover performance came 17 songs into the show towards the end of the band’s headlining set. The members of Blackberry Smoke also welcomed Kristian Bush guitarist Benji Shanks and Preston Holcomb to help play on the 1973 ballad. The crowd could be heard bursting into applause in approval of the band’s song choice, as there’s no doubt the southern spirit of Skynyrd still holds up strong in Nashville. King takes a pair of strong solos throughout the performance, with the first beginning at the 2:50-minute mark, and again at 5:35 mark into the video below.Blackberry Smoke with Marcus King – “Tuesday’s Gone” – 2/23/2019[Video: Eric Almy]King will continue his Carolina Confessions Tour into next month with scheduled stops at Garcia’s At The Cap on March 6th, followed by a recently-upgraded show at The Capitol Theatre two nights later on March 8th. King will also make an appearance at the previously-announced “Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert” at New York City’s Beacon Theatre alongside Robert Plant, Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, and many more in between the two Port Chester gigs on March 7th. Fans can head over to King’s website for ticket info to all of his upcoming shows.[H/T Guitar Player]
The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Council on the Arts at Harvard, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, are pleased to announce the 11 recipients of the annual undergraduate arts prizes for 2016.The awards, presented to more than 130 undergraduates for the past 34 years, recognize outstanding accomplishments in the arts undertaken during a student’s time at Harvard.See the full list of Arts Prize Winners.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),We need to do a better job of tracing, and making sure businesses are doing the sanitizing and making sure employees are safe and distancing. Some are afraid for jobs if they speak up. We need to do a better job of monitoring businesses and ones that have had close contacts with infected persons. This is someones life and job.,More information would be nice. Are people getting the virus at work? Or are they traveling to Buffalo or somewhere else? Or are they attending parties? Did they wear masks when they went out or were they the rebels we all see in the grocery stores who will not put a mask on? If we knew more about where they went and what they did–and what they didn’t do–maybe we would better know what we should do. Maybe it wouldn’t be so scary to see the numbers if we had confidence that we can avoid the virus if we are careful. MGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 188 with 43 active.The Chautauqua County Health Department says the new cases involve two people under the age of 18, two men and a woman in their 20s, a man in his 30s, a woman in her 40s, a woman in her 50s, and a man in his 60s.Additionally, officials reported 609 people are now under quarantine or isolation orders by the Public Health Director, that number up from 511 on Monday. They say the 600 plus are not confirmed to have the virus, however, they are being monitored for symptoms, show symptoms, are awaiting test results, or have risk factors.Officials say since the outbreak began 138 people have recovered from COVID-19, with seven deaths reported and more than 18,000 tests returning negative for the virus.
University of GeorgiaThis can’t be a bad way to end your day.The Georgia Muscadine Twilight Field Day will start at 5 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Tifton, Ga., Campus Conference Center(Rural Development Center).The event will start with presentations on muscadine diseases byUniversity of Georgia plant pathologist Phil Brannen and ValdostaState University professor Cameron Whiting.Then the Georgia Muscadine Association will provide a freehamburger and hot dog supper. All they ask is that you call KayDunn at (229) 386-3410 and let her know how many people will beattending so they’ll know how much to cook.Then comes the dessert. UGA horticulturist Mel Hall will lead atour of the muscadine breeding plots. You’ll be able to see andtaste many cultivars and selections of muscadines.What more could you ask?
Total, Marubeni team up on 800MW solar project in Qatar FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:French oil major Total and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni have won the rights to build Qatar’s first utility-scale solar PV project, due online in time for the 2022 World Cup.The 800-megawatt Al Kharsaah development will use more than 2 million bifacial solar modules, making it one of the largest bifacial projects anywhere in the world.Total and Marubeni will own a 40 percent stake in the project with Siraj Energy, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Electricity & Water Company, owning the remainder. The full investment for the project is estimated to be 1.7 billion Qatari riyals ($467 million).Qatari national power firm Kahramaa has signed a 25-year power-purchase agreement for the output of the project. The first 350 megawatts will be operational next year with the full project scheduled for completion in 2022.Kahramaa President H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari claimed the PPA price was the lowest ever for a solar power project but did not state the value of the winning bid. In November, Dubai claimed to have taken the record with a bid of 1.7 U.S. cents per kilowatt-hour for the next 900-megawatt phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. ACWA Power, the winner of that tender, is already using bifacial modules in a previously completed phase of the same solar park.“Al Kharsaah, Total’s largest solar project to date, will contribute to our ambition to deploy 25 gigawatts of renewables by 2025,” Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné said in a statement. “This project further strengthens our long-term partnership with Qatar in oil, natural gas, refining and petrochemicals and expands it to include renewable energy. It is a very clear symbol of the strategy of Total to become a global energy company.” Total has 3 gigawatts of renewables in operation so far, with solar projects spread around the globe including in Chile, South Africa and Japan.[John Parnell]More: Total and Marubeni to build 800MW solar plant in Qatar ahead of World Cup
Three women trek 260 miles across the 40 highest peaks in Southern Appalachia in a record-setting seven days.Top trail runners Rebekah Trittipoe of Bedford, Va., Anne Lundblad of Asheville, N.C., and Jenny Anderson of Lynchburg, Va., journeyed to the 40 highest and wildest reaches of the Southern Appalachians to set a new speed record.South Beyond 6000 (popularly known as SB6K) challenges hikers to reach the 40 southern Appalachian peaks exceeding 6,000 ft. in elevation. Only 170 people have completed the challenge in 40 years, and only one other person has conquered them all in one consecutive 260-mile trek.Why were three of the country’s most accomplished ultrarunners considering such a wild adventure so different from their usual competitive undertakings? Trittipoe confessed she was anxious for a “women-only” adventure, and after contacting a few unsuspecting friends with her notion, “Anne and Jenny took the bait.” After considering several possibilities, Lundblad suggested SB6K.“Competitions are fun and exciting, but I wasn’t really finding the sense of internal challenge and accomplishment that I was looking for,” said Lundblad. “We all liked the idea of combining long distance running with bagging peaks.”The SB6K peaks are geographically distributed throughout the southeast’s highest ranges; these include the Great Smokies, Plott Balsams, Great Balsams, Blacks, Great Craggies, and Roans. Fourteen of the 40 peaks have no maintained trail to their summits. Crowned with nearly impenetrable spruce-fir forests and often guarded by a bloodthirsty maze of blackberry thickets and briars, these mountains are the giants of the southeast’s wildest country.Lundblad admitted that she had little off-trail experience. “Before this run, my only off-trail adventures were when I’ve gotten lost on my trail runs,” she explained.In 2003, Ted “Cave Dog” Keizer ran the SB6K peaks in just under 5 days, setting the overall speed record for the challenge. Supported by an extensive crew he dubbed “The Dog Team,” his route would be mirrored by the trio of women runners atop the region’s highest peaks. In his honor, they adopted feline-themed trail names: Mama Cat (Trittipoe), Dixie Cat (Lundblad), and Bohima Cat (Anderson). The Cat Women also used the upcoming quest to fundraise for Project Athena, an organization providing aid to women athletes who suffer catastrophic health setbacks.After months of training, planning, and route finding, the Pride was ready to pounce in mid-June. They set off from 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the Smokies, just after 3 a.m. Following the Appalachian Trail, they reached their second peak, Mount Collins, well before the sun came up. Early starts and running in the dark would be a necessity every day to maintain their 40 mile-per-day pace.By late afternoon on their first day, they reached the eastern Smokies range, one of the most wild and remote areas in the southeast. It is home to the most difficult peaks of the entire challenge, including Mount Guyot, the east’s highest trail-less peak, and Marks Knob, the farthest off-trail peak in the challenge. All of these summits are guarded by incredibly dense forests and steep slopes.“In many ways, the thickness of rain forests are exactly like the type of growth and density we experienced,” explained Anderson, who has trekked in the jungles of Central America. “We climbed over blowdowns, crawled under branches, stomped through briars, and squeezed through closely grown balsam…hunting for the summits,” she added. “It was equally challenging finding our way back down to the trail.”By the end of day one, they had summited nine peaks, finishing in crashing thunder and lightning. Electrical storms are among the most dangerous hazards when climbing the region’s highest peaks. But the danger didn’t end there. The Pride would receive a visitor at Tricorner Knob Shelter on their first night—a hungry 300-pound black bear that wandered into camp. Luckily, a ranger was present to scare it off, although the bear returned in the middle of the night, knocking into a cooking pot just a few feet from where the women slept. Again the bear was chased away, but no one slept well that night.The next morning, they knocked off three more off-trail peaks in the Smokies, then exited the park to face an arduous 20 miles of road running. Through more heavy downpours, they pounded the Blue Ridge Parkway, and at long last, the skies parted on the trek to Yellow Face, their next 6,000-foot peak. At Yellow Face they soaked in the majesty of the surrounding mountains. The magical moment reinvigorated the Cats and served as inspiration to push onward.The trio would need their newfound motivation to start their third day, setting out before sunup in another torrential downpour to traverse the Plotts. “We climbed Waterrock Knob with lightning crashing all around us,” said Anderson. “It was quite epic.”Briars, blackberry bushes, and nettles obscured the faint paths to the Plott summits. “We surely got half of our war wounds from that trail,” continued Anderson. She later suffered several bee stings, and her body broke out in hives to accompany her cuts and bruises.The Pride, barely escaping the Plotts in one piece, picked up the Mountains-To-Sea Trail and ascended into the Great Balsam Mountains, where they had to contend with Reinhart Knob, one of SB6K’s most notoriously difficult peaks. Though only a short distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the summit is well fortified. Its access is so hindered by colossal blackberry thickets that the preferred route involves ascending a perilous rock face through a steep and narrow chute.In locating the correct rock chute, the ladies soon found themselves perilously clinging to the near-vertical mountainside. At its top, they were greeted with a wall of spruce and fir that even sunlight itself rarely penetrates. “We all paid the price in blood and scratches on that one,” said Trittipoe.Day Four brought scenic relief to the battered Cats as their journey took them across the open balds of Shining Rock. Their morning jaunt to the summit of Black Balsam Knob, a grassy bald with a 360 degree view, was greeted with clear skies, breathtaking vistas, and even a breakfast surprise. Their friend Adam Hill greeted the ladies with a meal of eggs and chocolate chip pancakes.Running the Art Loeb Trail over more scenic peaks like Tennent Mountain and Shining Rock treated the ladies to dramatic views throughout the day. “The open balds were spectacular,” said Trittipoe. The women unanimously named this section as their favorite of the journey.It was also the first day that friends and crew members joined the team to run sections of trail. “We finally had a beautiful, sunny day with friends. We could see forever,” said Lundblad. “It was very special.”The fifth day of the challenge took the runners across the Black Mountains, the highest and most brutal range in the eastern United States. From 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain in the East, the route heads north to cross seven more peaks, each one with rugged, overgrown back-to-back ascents and descents. Many are so steep that ropes have been installed to rappel rock chutes.“That section of trail will be embedded in my mind forever,” said Anderson. “It had relentless rocks, mud, technical terrain, and ropes.”Another storm approached as they neared the northern end of the range. In dark skies and pouring rain, the sound of tornado sirens from the valley below reached their ears.Before reaching their final range, the Cats had to tackle another laborious 20 mile road run to reach the Roan Highlands. With bodies worn weak and muscles turning to jelly, the winding asphalt proved demoralizing. “It was like a death march,” said Trittipoe. “I was so tired that my eyes continuously closed and I felt myself weaving all over the road.”When they finally climbed Roan High Bluff, their first peak in their final range, a wrong turn resulted in a short bushwhack through thick rhododendron. They eventually emerged onto a paved trail leading to an overlook, startling several tourists. “We felt like lost zoo animals with the looks that we got,” said Anderson.Meanwhile, their support crew assembled at Carvers Gap to run the final two miles with them. The Pride was crewed by their husbands—Mark Lundblad, Cory Anderson, and Gary Trittipoe—as well as Trittope’s son Seth, and friends Josh Yeoman and Robin Packer.During the seven-day journey, crew members did everything from setting up campsites and cooking food to hiking ten miles with gear to a shelter, getting up at 3 a.m. to make oatmeal, doing laundry, and providing invaluable moral support and encouragement. “And they did it without receiving the glory and attention that we got,” said Lundblad.As the Cats emerged from the forest, their arms and legs were ravaged with cuts, scratches, and bruises. Their strides were shortened by aching muscles. Yet they were all smiling. Hand in hand, they arrived at the top of Grassy Ridge Bald and kneeled together to kiss the final benchmark. They completed SB6K in 6 days, 13 hours and 31 minutes, a women’s record.“I can’t imagine any better people to be with through this experience,” said Trittipoe. “We went as a team, and we conquered as a team.”The team aspect set this challenge apart from many other long distance speed attempts. Several experienced long distance runners predicted they wouldn’t succeed because of the team element. But the women stuck together through some of the most harrowing physical and mental challenges.“We were able to motivate and encourage each other to push through the low points,” added Lundblad. “We had a lot of laughs on the trail. I gained an incredible sense of connection with Rebekah and Jenny, knowing that this experience we shared is one we will never forget.”The beauty of the mountains made the experience unlike any other. “Western North Carolina is one of the most beautiful and challenging parts of the entire country,” said Anderson.“Sometimes we just wanted to bag a peak and leave—tired of being cold and wet,” admitted Trittipoe. “But other times, we desired to linger, hoping to capture the magic of the moment.”And for Lundblad, the trek brought new perspective on her running career. “Through this experience, I discovered that while racing fed my ego, this adventure fed my soul.” •Peter J. Barr is chairperson of the Carolina Mountain Club’s South Beyond 6,000 Challenge and has hiked all 40 summits. His second book, Hiking the Southeast’s Highest Peaks, will be released next summer.ANNE LUNDBLAD“Dixie Cat”AGE: 42HOMETOWN: Swannanoa, N.C.DAY JOB: College CounselorMOTHER: Emma, 9RUNNING: 10-time National Champion, 2005 IAU World Cup 100K Silver Medalist, 6-time USA representative at IAU World Cup, Record Holder for JFK 50M, Mt. Mitchell Challenge, Promise Land 50K, Dupont Trail MarathonFAVORITE PEAK: Black Balsam (Great Balsams)MEMORABLE MOMENT: Known for “Doing a Dixie” for her many falls, including once while standing still.REBEKAH TRITTIPOE“Mama Cat”AGE: 52HOMETOWN: Bedford, Va.DAY JOB: Medical Education Author; Online High School TeacherMOTHER: Caleb, 21; Seth, 18RUNNING: Past winner of Mountain Masochist 50M, JFK 50M, Rattlesnake 50K, 250K Brazil Jungle Marathon, Allegheny Trail Women’s Speed RecordFAVORITE PEAK: Mt. Guyot (Smokies)MEMORABLE QUOTE: “I felt like Dora the Explorer.”JENNY ANDERSON“Bohima Lion”AGE: 35HOMETOWN: Lynchburg, Va.DAY JOB: High School Spanish TeacherMOTHER: Logan, 9; Jordan, 7; Ryleigh, 3RUNNING: Past winner of Terrapin Mountain 50K, Rattlesnake 50K, Forget the PR Mohican 50KFAVORITE PEAK: Yellow Face (Plotts)MEMORABLE QUOTE: “At least we don’t have chiggers.”
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) launched a redesigned Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) InfoBase website last week, aimed at sharing financial institution examination procedure information with examiners, financial institutions, the public and other stakeholders.According to the FFIEC, InfoBase was redesigned to improve the overall experience for users. The redesign improves site navigation, enhances search capabilities, provides mobile-friendly capability and contains new functionality that allows users to download various sections of the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual.The BSA/AML InfoBase Home Page provides users with access to everything in one place. At the top of the screen, across the banner from left to right, users can get to the Infobase Home Page, the Online BSA/AML Manual, Examination Procedures, References, and the FFIEC Home Page. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 9:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Dimitar Berbatov reveals huge concerns for Spurs ahead of crunch clash vs Arsenal Advertisement Berbatov joined Manchester United following two seasons at Spurs (Picture: Getty)Dimitar Berbatov has admitted he has growing concerns for his former side Tottenham ahead of this weekend’s north London derby against Arsenal.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have lost their last two games, effectively ending any realistic hopes they had of winning the Premier League title this season.Now, attention turns to securing a top four spot and that starts with Saturday’s clash against the Gunners.But Berbatov, who played for Spurs between 2006 to 2008, is concerned the players will be tired following the draining mid-week 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City“Spurs will be up for it but I’m not sure that’ll be enough,” Berbatov said of the Arsenal clash. “You can get through on adrenalin for some of the game but not the whole 90 minutes.AdvertisementAdvertisement“If they score early then maybe it will be a different story but in a tight and tactical game fatigue can take its toll.”Berbatov also credited Arsenal’s revival of late under Unai Emery, including a recent 5-1 demolition of AFC Bournemouth. Comment Advertisement He scored 46 goals for Spurs during his career (Picture: Getty)“Arsenal are a dangerous side right now,” he added. “They won 5-1 this week and those front players have serious pace.“If Spurs’ defence is physically and mentally drained they will have problems.“Spurs’ attack was lacklustre at Stamford Bridge and I hope Harry Kane has not been rushed back too soon as that can lead to more injuries.”More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsDespite the club’s shaky form of late, the 38-year-old is still backing Spurs to secure a top four spot and push on for next season.They currently sit in third position with a four-point gap between themselves and Manchester United in fourth.“The title looks gone now and Tottenham are wobbling a little in their bid for a top four but they still have a points advantage over Arsenal, United and Chelsea,” Berbatov said.“If they can stay fit and not suffer any more injuries then I think they can handle the pressure over these final 10 fixtures.”MORE: Verratti would be ‘great’ signing for United, says BerbatovWill Spurs finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results
590 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera Valley has sold for $1.25 million.A charming Queenslander in the Tallebudgera Valley which was lovingly restored by Gold Coast business owners Reece and Katie Rackley has sold for $1.25 million.The Rackleys spent five years making gradual improvements on the original house at 590 Tallebudgera Creek Road to restore it to its former glory. The Rackleys spent five years restoring the original Queenslander.Mrs Rackley, who founded global fashion label Silk Laundry, fell in love with the home’s Federation features including leadlight casement windows, sugar pine flooring, lofty pressed-metal ceilings, decorative fretwork and wide shady verandas. The modernised kitchen retains its rustic charm.Fresh paint revived their idyllic family retreat along with a new Colorbond roof, traditional tongue and groove timber walls and a living area built in under the house. A chicken coup, vegetable patch, water tanks, an Envirocycle waste system, machinery shed and two dams complete the country residence.LJ Hooker – Burleigh Heads agent Scott Keatley led the sale campaign. Leadlight casement windows are an original feature.The Rackleys, who also own Rackley Swimming with 23 aquatic centres across southeast Queensland, put the home on the market due to time spent abroad expanding Silk Laundry. Silk Laundry retail stores are found in Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, James Street in Brisbane and in Canada, with more than 50 stockists across Australia, in France and the US.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago