Listen To Live Streams Of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Thievery Corp & More Today

first_imgMusic fans have began their descent on Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD for the annual Hot August Music Festival. Today, for one day only, the festival will host performances from an awesome lineup of musicians that includes Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Revivalists, Cabinet, Samantha Fish, LITZ, and Eastman String Band.As jams will be playing all day, taper and regular L4LM contributor Will Urquhart will be on the scene providing an approved live audio stream throughout the celebration. With two stages running all day, there won’t be any shortage of music! Check out the live stream embedded here, and you can see the full schedule below.Urquwill is on MixlrHot August Music Festival Schedule11:30 AM – 12:30 PM LITZ12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EASTMAN STRING BAND1:00 PM – 2:30 PM THE REVIVALISTS2:00 PM – 3:30 PM SAMANTHA FISH3:00 PM – 4:30 PM LEFTOVER SALMON4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CABINET5:30 PM – 7:00 PM JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD6:30 PM – 8:00 PM RAILROAD EARTH8:00 PM – 10:00 PM THIEVERY CORPORATIONlast_img read more

Public Service and Outreach Awards

first_imgAthens, Ga. — Ronnie Barentine, extension coordinator for Dooly County, has spent the last three decades developing ways to make Georgia’s largest industry more efficient and profitable. He’s also made it more sustainable. Barentine will receive the Walter Barnard Hill Distinguished Public Service Fellow Award at the University of Georgia’s 2013 Public Service and Outreach Meeting and Awards Luncheon. The award is named for the chancellor who led UGA from 1899 until his death in 1905. It is UGA’s highest honor for public service faculty. Barentine served as extension coordinator in Pulaski County before moving to Dooly County in January. He has helped farmers in south Georgia implement cover crop rotations and other traditional organic farming techniques to help raise peanut and cotton yields in the face of repeated seasons of drought and rising fertilizer costs. “This is big commercial agriculture,” Barentine said. “We’re taking what they’ve been doing in home gardens and landscaping for a longtime and just applying it on a larger scale.” Barentine worked with Hawkinsville farmer Barry Martin for 17 years to develop a cover crop planting systems using rye and clover, which preserves soil moisture, helps control pesticide-resistant pig weed and reduces farmers’ fertilizer needs. Through trial, error and constant tweaking, Barentine and Martin worked together to make cutting-edge research work in the field. The research won Martin acclaim as one of the most sustainable peanut farmers in the nation and helped to convince other farmers of the benefits of low-till farming and cover crop use. Barentine was recognized for his work in 2011 with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences D.W. Brooks Award. He is currently studying the uses of clover as a cover crop in row crop farming. He’s hopeful the variety of clover he is studying will save farmers about $50 an acre. Barentine was elected southern vice chair of the National County Agents Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Committee. In 2009, he won the Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in University Public Service and Outreach. In addition to Barentine’s award, three other UGA Cooperative Extension employees will be honored at the luncheon. John Worley, Extension engineer and associate professor in the UGA Department of Poultry Science John Worley, an associate professor and extension engineer in the CAES poultry science department, and Lori Purcell Bledsoe, 4-H program development coordinator in the Northwest Cooperative Extension District, will take home Walter Barnard Hill Awards for Distinguished Achievement in University Public Service and Outreach. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the improvement of the quality of life in Georgia or elsewhere. Worley has developed numerous programs to address the needs of Georgians and the agricultural community in areas such as animal waste management, energy conservation and more. For the past several year’s he has specialized in making broiler production more efficient by helping farmers weatherize their poultry houses and use energy more efficiently. In 2012, he received a $100,000 USDA grant to continue a program that allows UGA to provide discounted energy audits to poultry farmers. The audits were necessary for the farmers to receive government assistance to update their chicken houses. At that time he and his team had provided audits for almost 200 farms with over 1,000 poultry houses. “There’s just tremendous potential there, so we’ve tried to fill that need (for energy efficiency,” Worley said. “There are about 12,000 broiler houses in Georgia.” Lori Purcell Bledsoe, 4-H program development coordinator for the Northwest Extension District Lori Purcell Bledsoe is responsible for directing 4-H programming efforts in 39 counties. She has served in this position for 10 years. Bledsoe is a lifelong 4-H’er, joining her local 4-H club as a child before becoming a camp counselor, a county 4-H agent and eventually a district program development coordinator. She has recently completed her term as president of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, where she represented 3,600 4-H professionals. “Not only has she impacted the lives of thousands of children through her work in Northwest District 4-H, she has also implemented new programs and provided a important connection between the state 4-H staff and other program development coordinators in all of the districts,” said Greg Price, Northwest District Extension director. She is the first Georgia 4-H staff member to receive a Hill award. Linda Rhodes, administrative specialist with UGA Extension’s Southeast District Linda Rhodes, an administrative specialist in the UGA Extension’s Southeast District, will receive the Public Service and Outreach Staff Award for Excellence. This award honors outstanding effort and workplace creativity and innovation, and celebrates the achievements of public service and outreach staff. Rhodes is the second member of the state Extension administrative staff to win this award. In addition to her duties as an assistant to the district director, Rhodes coordinates the USG Tuition Assistance Program for Southeast District Extension employees pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She received her master’s degree using the Tuition Assistance Program afforded full-time benefits eligible employees, and now uses that first hand knowledge to help others in her district. “Linda serves a vital role in keeping Southeast District moving smoothly,”said Joann L. Milam, Southeast Extension District director. She makes my job easier. Linda is often the ground breaker for new ideas that are used in the other district offices in the state. The Extension agents in our district know that she is the go to person for the Tuition Assistance Program as well as the ins and outs of dossier preparation. We are very proud that her work and skills have been recognized.”last_img read more

Home sales down in Vermont, but prices increase

first_imgIn Vermont, the number of housing units sold declined by -3 percent, according to RE/MAX of New England, but a median price increase of 3 percent was the largest in New England. According to RE/MAX, the seasonal summer heat has contributed to a month-over-month slowdown in sales across New England. However, year-over-year sales experienced double digit increases in every state in the region.The July 2011 RE/MAX of New England Monthly Housing Report reveals that transactions in July were down -13.6 percent month-over-month, but up 14.5 percent versus July 2010. Prices were down -2.4 percent month-over-month and down -3.0 percent from July of 2010. Every New England state saw a decline in units sold.‘Seasonality can be attributed for the month-over-month sales drop, however, the market is still trending up from the same period last year,’ said RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President, Jay Hummer. ‘I am hopeful that the fall season, coupled with continued low interest rates, will bring steady growth by the end of the year.’last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers delighted at progress of Liverpool youngsters

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side’s youngsters after they secured a 5-3 win at Young Boys in their opening Europa League group game.Jonjo Shelvey, 20, netted twice, while Andre Wisdom, 19, scored and showed promise alongside fellow debutants Suso, 18, and Oussama Assaidi, 24.“It was a chance for the young players to seize that opportunity to play and I think they did that,” said Rodgers.“It is a night of great pride for the club and certainly me as a manager.”Rodgers was accused of taking a gamble with his team of youngsters and fringe players against the Swiss side as he left eight first-team players on Merseyside, with the club due to play Manchester United on Sunday.If it was a gamble, it paid off – but not without a scare. Liverpool went ahead through a Juhani Ojala own goal and, after Raphael Nuzzolo equalised, Wisdom put the Reds back in front.But some poor defending allowed Ojala and Gonzalo Zarate to put Young Boys ahead before a Sebastian Coates header and two Shelvey strikes gave Liverpool an entertaining victory.“Of course we could have defended better and there is no question the three goals we gave away were disappointing,” said Rodgers.“But to draw positives from tonight, the young players were so courageous and brave to play and show that confidence, and my senior players were very much together and kept the young guys going.He added: “To play like we did and get the goals we did was quite fantastic. “It was a great [Coates] header from a terrific ball in, and Andre Wisdom, in his first game for Liverpool and especially with it being in Europe, scored a wonderful header.”Shelvey came on as a substitute after 66 minutes and the midfielder made a telling contribution.“He has been outstanding,” said Rodgers. “He is still only 20 years of age and is developing and growing all the time and you saw his confidence when he came on.“The [first] goal we worked it very well and he did what he can do very well, and I think he will be a big player for Liverpool.”Also related to this storylast_img read more

Kerttu scores an 11-shot runaway win

first_img Finland’s Kerttu Hiltunen swept away with the English U16 girls’ open championship at Lyme Regis, finishing 11-under par and 11 shots clear of the field.After she holed her winning putt her fellow Finnish players ran on to the 18th green to soak her with water in celebration.The 15-year-old had a three shot lead at the halfway stage and took charge of the championship in this morning’s third round, when she scored one-under 73 and extended her lead to five shots.The final round was something of a procession as she played her way to a closing 72 – and the most convincing of victories. “This means everything,” said Hiltunen, who has already won the Finnish international U16 title this year.English players Ellie Gower (Chateaux des Vigier) Rafiah Banday (Royal Mid Surrey) and Jess Baker (Gosforth Park Ladies) all tried to challenge during the day, but there was just no stopping Hiltunen.The trio finished in a tie for second place on level par, with Gower shooting one-under in the final round.Hiltunen has been playing in the English U14 and U16 championships for three years and dearly wanted a win. She’s come close before and this year she was determined to claim the silverware.She came into the event in great form, having just taken the U16 Hazards Salver at the English U18 girls’ championship and she was confident from the start, when she opened with six-under 68. She kept up the momentum and each of her rounds were below par.Hiltunen has been working very hard on the practice ground and she commented: “I thought I was going to win because my swing is so good and it is getting better every day,” she said.Next, she turns her attention to the British girls’ championship – and she thinks she can win there too! Watch this space. For full scores click here 9 Aug 2018 Kerttu scores an 11-shot runaway win Tags: Lyme Regis, U16 Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more