first_imgMy grandmother was a professional amateur historian.Stacked on shelves and tables around her house were books and pamphlets about Wise County and Norton, Virginia, where she lived the vast majority of her life. In college, I ended up majoring in history, and I credit much of my early interest in times past to the hours I spent rifling through the books she collected or wrote. Contained therein were images chronicling the early settlers of the mountains of Southwest Virginia, their hardscrabble existence captured forever in sepia or black and white.Looking back at early 20th century Appalachia is an interest I share with violinst and singer/songwriter Jenny Scheinman. Here latest record, Here On Earth, drew its earliest inspiration from a film project called Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, a collection of archived movie footage shot across the North Carolina Piedmont between 1936 and 1942.Scheinman found common ground between the stark, deliberate lifestyle captured in those Depression era loops and her own approach to music; honest, raw, and self-reliant.I was able to chat with Jenny Scheinman about the new record, the images that so captured her from the film footage, and using a fiddle tune to break out of prison.*BRO – What was it about the footage of the Depression era South that inspired this collection of songs?JS – It’s loosely based on the old time acoustic fiddle music that was played all through Appalachia and the South throughout the Depression. The band in our live show is based on a specific scene of an old time country dance party in which the dancers are accompanied by a little string band – fiddle, resonator guitar, and banjo. Here On Earth takes that acoustic core and adds the cinematic element of Bill Frisell’s big electric swarmy open vista heart sound – he is in the movie when there is no movie.BRO – Is there a particular sequence in Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait that you have a hard time getting out of your head?JS – I have really strong and specific feelings for many of the characters in the film. When I’m playing the show, it feels like we’re relating to each other. They dance to the music, they look up at me, and yet, of course, they’re dead. It’s like a fever dream loop where the same paradoxical system keeps circling around and around. There’s a girl in the beginning and the end of the show who haunts me. I call her Freya. She twirls in slo-mo, looking down at her feet and then up at the camera, mysteriously, like she understands something we don’t.BRO – We are featuring “A Kid Named Lily” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?JS – I started writing lyrics to this one with my niece, Lily, when we were up at my mom’s house a few years ago. We were serenading a little brown goat that just been born in the barn, and I had my fiddle and Lily was swinging her legs off of a hay bale. It was all very country. It started very PG – I had a goat and her name was Lily/hair like a cinnamon swirl – and ended up  . . .  not so.BRO – Trail Mix included a track from Danny Barnes last month. How was it working with him on this project?JS – I wanted these songs to have banjo and fiddle at their core. That old time core, that magic combination. And Danny was the man. I’m such of fan of him and his music. I’ve been trying to lure him into the mix for years. We tried in 2013, and then again the year after that, but between our two remote locales and touring schedules, it just never seemed to work. Finally, when I just couldn’t get him out of my head, I made a little pilgrimage up to the San Juan Islands and we recorded at a little home studio there near his house. He blew our minds.BRO – Should you ever end up in the pokey, what’s your go to fiddle tune?JS – Maybe something hypnotic, like “Rowan.” I’d put a spell on the guards and then run for it.Jenny Scheinman is out west this weekend, with two shows scheduled in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Early May will find her in New York City before she heads abroad for some dates in Japn.For more information on Jenny Scheinman, her new record, or Kannapolis: A Moving Portait, please check out her website.* One of my favorite parts in researching this piece was reading about a childhood conversation Jenny had with her mother while they were traveling in the car. Jenny’s mother urged her to learn poetry, for the sole purpose of entertaining the other prisoners after Jenny inevitably landed in prison. Jenny later took up fiddle, figuring it might be an even more powerful tool on the prisoners – and perhaps, even, the guards.last_img read more


first_imgThe process of organoleptic evaluation of wine is decentralized by wine-growing regions – evaluation at the regional level, regional organizations propose evaluators from their own area, so, for example, wine from Pelješac will not be evaluated by licensed sensors from Kutjevo. The Croatian Center for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (through the Institute of Viticulture, Enology and Oil Production) will provide the necessary infrastructure for wine evaluation and guarantee the anonymity of samples. Increased control over the production and trade of grapes and wine has been ensured – it works protection of producers and consumers, clear competencies in control, rights and obligations of users are established, which along with the planned strengthening of human resources in the field of control provides a necessary precondition for better control of production and trade of grapes and wine in order to combat the gray market. At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the Draft Proposal of the Law on Wine, which was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with producers from the wine and viticulture sector. With the new law on wine, we adopt the legal framework for the production of grapes and wine, the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions, we strengthen the role of wine associations and we improve the marketing of wine.  “The new law on wine envisages decentralization of wine evaluation, greater control on the ground and contributes to an administrative burden of 33% compared to existing regulations.We have also provided our winemakers with non-refundable financial assistance for the establishment of new vineyards, investments in wineries and wine promotion, and prepared a new National Program for Assistance to the Wine Sector from 2019-2023. with HRK 83 million in support per year”Said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic.The draft proposal of the Wine Act regulates the legal framework and implementation of five EU Regulations in the field of production, trade and protection of labels in the field of wine, as well as the competent authorities for implementing this law, geographical areas of grape growing, grape varieties, oenological procedures and practices , vineyard register, pre – marketing quality system, system of protected wine labels, production of fruit wines and supervision and control of production and trade.In addition, the new law introduces new elements into the wine and viticulture system: All fees for controls on the placing on the market of wine are abolished, and thus HRK 12 million is returned to the wine sector for marketing activities.  Record stamps are abolished, which were mandatory before the wine was placed on the market, and the marketing labeling of wine is established through four new wine-growing regions: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria and Kvarner; Dalmatia and Central hilly Croatia.center_img It is envisaged to recognize four regional winemakers’ organizations – linked to the new regions with the aim of giving producers the right to manage promotional and marketing activities related to Croatian wines and their labeling. last_img read more


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first_imgMr Atherton said the return of on-site auctions is expected to have a positive impact on stock levels, which have been slower to recover from the COVID-19 setback.“I think once people start to see crowds in the street for auctions and open homes, and sold stickers going up, it will increase their confidence to go to market,” he said. 8072 Riverside Dr, Sanctuary Cove is one of 10 properties to be auctioned on Wednesday by Harcourts Coastal. Auctioneer Dane Atherton in action: The return of on-site auctions is expected to have a positive impact on stock levels. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHead counts and border closures are keeping on-site group auctions from returning with vigour on the Gold Coast as agents hold out for COVID-19 restrictions to ease further.Restrictions on group open homes and on-site auctions were partially lifted last weekend, with 10 people now permitted to inspect a property or attend an auction at one time.Border closures are also holding some buyers back, with interstate bidders unable to view properties nor attend auctions in person.While agents report a surge in buyer activity and inquiries, most will continue to run auctions online until June 13 when up to 20 people are permitted to take part.Under the Queensland Government’s Roadmap to Recovery, those limits will increase to 100 people from July 10.A beachside apartment in Broadbeach and a five-bedroom house at 38 Totsi St, Sorrento are the only two properties set to go under the hammer on the Gold Coast tomorrow, with both auctions to be conducted online at 10am.MORE: Massive mega mansion record price revealedThe Queensland property regions most at riskWhy Kelly Clarkson is selling her LA estateA beachside apartment at 94 Carmel by the Sea, Broadbeach will be auctioned online today. Ray White Broadbeach agent Rachael Coffey, who is marketing 94 Carmel by the Sea with Elly Patsis, said the online auction format is preferred for now.“There are a lot of interstate buyers interested in the property and they’re not able to come to Queensland to bid,” she said.“By running the auction online we’re able to capture the full pool of potential buyers; at this stage we have four registered bidders and two of those are interstate.”Harcourts Coastal has an in-room auction scheduled for Wednesday when 10 properties are set to go under the hammer, with buyers able to bid in person, over the phone or online.center_img This Palm Beach statement home at 5 Boodera Dr will go to auction on Wednesday with Harcourts Coastal. “We are now allowing up to 10 pre-registered bidders to attend those in-room auctions,” said Harcourts Coastal Managing Director Dane Atherton.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“We have also started taking bookings for on-site auctions beyond June 13 when up to 20 people can attend.”Last week the Gold Coast recorded an auction clearance rate of 40 per cent – of the 17 auctions scheduled, 10 results were made available with six properties sold and four passed in.last_img read more


first_imgOil company Lundin has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea with the Ocean Rig-owned Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig.The well is located in block 7220 in the Lundin-operated production license 609 in the Barents Sea off Norway.The offshore safety body gave its consent to the oil company’s Norwegian entity, Lundin Norway, to drill the exploration well designated as 7220/11-4 in a prospect named Alta.According to the offshore safety agency, the drilling is scheduled to start this May and it will last 65 days. The consent also includes possible side tracking and production testing.This consent was granted on condition that the activity is terminated by the beginning of October 2017.The drilling on the Alta prospect comes after the company drilled a dry appraisal well on the Gohta discovery, located only 15 kilometers from the 7220/11-4 exploration well location.The 7120/1-5 appraisal well on the Gohta discovery was also drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson rig, which, upon plugging the well, will move northeast to spud the Alta prospect.The Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Bingo 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig. It was built in China in 2001, fitted out in the USA, and was issued with an acknowledgment of compliance by the PSA in July 2008.last_img read more


first_imgThe situation echoed 2014, whencandidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah alleged massive fraud by eachother, forcing the United States to broker a “power-sharing arrangement” thatmade Ghani president. Both men, front-runners again, saidthey would not accept a similar arrangement. Results are expected on Oct. 19. Ifneither man wins over half the votes, a runoff would take place. Turnout was an estimated 2.6-millionvotes, about one-quarter of eligible voters, following Taliban’s threatsagainst voting stations.(Reuters) Around 4,500 complaints were filedsince the Sept. 28 election. The Independent Election Commission said on Sundaysome biometric verification machines were lost. KABUL – Despite pulling off a saferpresidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks for a prolonged periodof political uncertainty, with two front-runners claiming victory even beforeballots are tallied.  Afghan election commission workers transfer data from biometric devices to the main server at a warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 7. REUTERS/MOHAMMAD ISMAILlast_img read more


first_imgSt. Louis School student council members with members of the Batesville Fire DepartmentAssistant chief of the Batesville Police Department and St. Louis alumni Brad Wessel with Maggie Beiser and Lilly Schebler Batesville, In. — Members of the St. Louis School student council showed their support for police and fire on September 11 by dropping off four dozen donuts and platters of homemade goodies.The students stopped at both departments to share the treats and American flag cards made by Evelyn Storms and signed by the student body. The initiative is part of teaching the children the historic timeline of events but also the compassion and empathy shown by first responders.last_img


first_imgIrishman Daniel Martin recorded the biggest win of his career to date as a late attack carried him to victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic. “I cannot believe it. I am really in shock,” said Martin on cyclingnews.com. “The team rode like I’ve never seen them ride before. They protected me all day. We had Ryder (Hesjedal) and me, two guys in the last group. I am so happy. I just cannot believe it.” Martin’s team-mate Ryder Hesjedal – who helped Martin to fourth place in La Fleche Wallonne earlier in the week – played a major role in the victory, helping bring the race under control on the penultimate climb of the 261.5km route as several teams tried to line up attacks. Team Sky had led the peloton as they chased down a group of early escapees but a series of attacks followed and in the end they finished no better than Sergio Henao’s 16th place, David Lopez unable to make a late attack hold. Press Associationcenter_img The Garmin-Sharp rider pulled alongside Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez with a kilometre to go before kicking for victory, leaving the Spaniard to come home second, three seconds back, ahead of compatriot Alejandro Valverde of Movistar. The 26-year-old Martin, who demonstrated his form with victory in the Tour of Catalonia last month, becomes only the second Irishman to win this coveted title, one of cycling’s five ‘Monuments’, after Sean Kelly triumphed in 1984 and 1989. last_img read more


first_imgRecently, Tendulkar recollected an instance from childhood which, he said, taught him to use freedom with responsibility. “I must have been 13 or so when I had to go to Indore to attend a national camp for a month and those were the days when mobiles were not available. I was going for a month and my mother was worried, and my father was telling her that he is the sharpest and cleverest among all of us, he knows, he is mature guy, I felt brilliant…with that freedom somewhere (in) my subconscious mind it registered that with freedom comes responsibility and I should not misuse my freedom,” he said.Read More | Virat Kohli returns to Sydney, a venue where India’s transition beganFollowing his 40th birthday in 2013, Achrekar had given Tendulkar his blessings by saying the Indian batsman would live happily as long as he plays. Speaking on behalf of the 80-year-old Dronacharya award winning coach, who is not keeping well after his hip bone fracture, daughter Kalpana told PTI: “My blessings are always there with him.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ramakant Achrekar, the individual who coached Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, has died at the age of 87 in Mumbai. Tendulkar, who scored 18426 runs in ODIs and 15926 runs in Tests, is considered to be one of the greatest players in the modern era. Earlier in the year, Tendulkar had said coaches are like gurus. In 1990, Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country’s highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2010. In the same year, he was honoured the “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Sports Illustrated by Gary Kirsten.Following the news, several prominent cricketers, fans of Indian cricket took to social media to pay tribute to the man who gave the country a talent like Tendulkar. VVS Laxman, on his Twitter handle, thanked Achrekar for unearthing a gem called Tendulkar while many individuals called the death a big loss to Indian sports. Here are a sample of some of the tweets. Tendulkar and Kambli, two of his famous proteges, have not yet tweeted. Read More | Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar dies in Mumbailast_img read more


first_imgHowever, there was one major positive for Pakistan against Australia. Mohammad Amir picked up his first five-wicket haul and was key in Australia losing eight wickets for 84 runs. It was Amir who produced his brilliance during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final when he took Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan’s wickets to help Pakistan beat India and win the tournament for the first time. Sarfaraz said Amir was a big positive for the side.“If you take a positive from this match it is how Mohammad is bowling for us that is a big thing to take into our next matches. He’s a world-class bowler. When he’s swinging it, it’s very difficult to try to get on top of him. Then when it’s seaming and swinging, it’s even harder,” Sarfaraz said.Pakistan will take on India in the high-voltage clash in Manchester on June 16 while Australia will take on Sri Lanka at The Oval on June 15. Pakistan lost for the sixth time in 10 World Cup clashes against Australia.Australia will take on Sri Lanka in their next encounter.Pakistan will take on India on June 16 in Manchester. New Delhi: Pakistan had a torrid time in the field against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Asif Ali dropped Aaron Finch and the Australian skipper made Pakistan pay by blasting his 23rd fifty. The same fielder also dropped David Warner when he was on 104 but that did not prove costly as the left-hander perished for 107. Pakistan’s fielding lapses proved to be costly and despite Mohammad Amir’s 5/30 which restricted Australia to 307, Pakistan was undone by better fielding from Australia and they lost by 41 runs. For Pakistan, their fielding woes against Australia was a sense of deja-vu. In the 2015 quarterfinal in Adelaide, Rahat Ali dropped Shane Watson off Wahab Riaz and Pakistan squandered their chance of reaching the semi-final.Speaking in the post-match press conference, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said the team has to improve fielding if they are to match India in their upcoming high-voltage clash against India in Manchester on June 16. “We made too many mistakes in all departments. I’m very disappointed with our fielding, it is not up to the mark or standard expected. We will have to work hard to improve on this before we play India, there can be no excuse,” Sarfaraz said. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more