My Morning Jacket & Gary Clark Jr. Perform Thompson’s Point [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images My Morning Jacket is currently on tour with Gary Clark Jr., with their most recent stop in Portland, Maine. Soaring through MMJ originals, Jim James led the band through two Jim James originals “A New Life” and “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.).” Gary Clark Jr. opened the show with his blues rock anthems at Thompson’s Point, completing a great night all around.Photographer  Vince Brazen was on site to capture the magic, which you can enjoy in the gallery below.Setlist: My Morning Jacket | Thompson’s Point | Portland, ME | 7/11/17Set: Golden, A New Life, Circuital, Compound Fracture, Lowdown, I’m Amazed, Mahgeetah, Slow Slow Tune, Lay Low, Spring (Among the Living), In Its Infancy (The Waterfall), Tropics (Erase Traces), Believe (Nobody Knows), Off The Record, State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.), Dondante, Victory DanceE: Worldless Chorus, Evil Urges, Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2, One Big HolidayMy Morning Jacket | Thompson’s Point | Portland, ME | 7/11/17 | Photos by Vince Brazenlast_img read more

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Finding Nemo at the Great Barrier Reef

first_imgPERTH, Australia – What happens after the Notre Dame students in Perth have slammed shut their underused textbooks, ripped apart all paper evidence of the past semester and tossed away half their clothes to make room for cliché stuffed koalas and Australian bro tanks? The answer for most of us is travel. When classes ended Nov. 2, we had a week of studying before exams Nov. 10 through 24. Some of us finished our exams the first week of the period, but a few unfortunate souls had an exam the day before we flew out of Perth. I finished in the middle of the second week, which left me with three days to finish exploring and say goodbye to the wonderful Australians and other international students who lived at St. Thomas More College with us. Regardless of when we were able to officially swear away all forms of study, we all departed Perth on Nov. 25, free at last and looking forward to a few weeks of travel. Earlier in the semester, we broke into travel groups of six to 10 people. We then called the Australian airline Qantas to change our tickets using the amazingly generous deal Notre Dame had set up for us, which basically allowed us to add stopovers for approximately $100 each. My group arranged our itinerary to include three days in Sydney, four in Cairns and two weeks in New Zealand. My roommate and I also managed to snag five days in Fiji. Cairns is a well-known tourist destination and the main outlet for expeditions in the Great Barrier Reef. From the home base of our hostel, we were able to venture onto the reef one amazingly sunny, tropical and probably typical day for North Queensland. We went with a company called Reef Experience, which took us to two different locations to snorkel, scuba dive and (the one unfortunate side effect of the day) get painfully sunburnt despite several layers of coconut-scented SPF 30. Sunburns aside, the reef was phenomenal. It’s located in the Coral Sea off the northeast coast of Australia on the continental shelf. We did, in fact, find Nemo (or at least, clownfish), and he looked quite happy in his little anemone. We also saw two massive sea turtles, stingrays and the most remarkable array of fish imaginable. The reef is home to more than 2,000 species of fish, which is almost double the number found in the Caribbean. There are over 30 species of marine mammals, including dolphins and whales, and six species of sea turtles alone. It was like swimming through a rainbow. The only thing that could have made the day more fulfilling was if Thomas Newman’s “Finding Nemo” score were playing underwater. This amazing day reinforced for me the significance of Australians’ ties to the ocean. There are many ways to see the reef, including glass-bottom boats, overnight sailing trips, helicopter tours, snorkeling and scuba adventures and jet boat rides. In Western Australia, the main attraction may have been the huge swells on the ocean’s surface, but in tropical North Queensland, the underwater dwellers stole the show. When I wrote this, we were about to leave Cairns for Auckland, New Zealand, where we were going to pick up a campervan and explore for two weeks. I’m beyond thrilled to continue traveling and can only hope that even more epic adventures await me. Contact Lauren Fritz at [email protected]last_img read more

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Just what Breezy kneaded! Christmas comes early for amazing Glenties woman

first_imgDonegal’s famous baker Breezy Willow Kelly was overwhelmed by a surprise gift this week when a brand new oven landed at her door.Breezy, the driving force behind the “Bake Bread for Peace”, was left speechless when Irwin Expert Electrical made a delivery of a new cooker last Friday afternoon.With her own cooker a little worse for wear after so many uses, the brand new appliance was a thoughtful gift arranged by two good friends and neighbours who benefitted from Breezy’s wonderful attitude to life. Breezy Willow receives a new cooker from Irwin Expert ElectricalAs they say: “One good turn deserves another”, and even if the many good turns are so many that you have no meaningful way to repay them, Breezys good friends and neighbours, Anne Frances Long and Susan O’Donnell wanted to do something to repay kindness to her after she so kindly helped them over the past number of months.Born and bred in Glenties, a baker, poet and story maker, Breezy started a worldwide movement three years ago which really rose in popularity. “Bake Bread for Peace” was a way she knew she could heal people in times of sorrow and in difficult times for families and local communities.Anne Frances said: “Breezy came and with her good humour, cooking skills to make sure everyone was fed and she literally just kept everyone going. She always arrives and leaves quietly with no fuss, just there to help others. “How do you ever repay that type of kindness and thank someone for that without being asked? I went around to her house to visit her to thank her personally and noticed that the oven that she uses to bake all day everyday had a broken door and she had a chair against it to keep it closed.”  Afterwards both Anne Frances and Susan contacted Irwin Expert Electrical in Letterkenny, told them their stories and all about Breezy and they were delighted to respond by saying of course they would help by supplying a new cooker for Breezy.Breezy Willow receives a new cooker from Irwin Expert ElectricalBreezy herself had a difficult upbringing, and she said the only place she felt secure was in the kitchen when her mother was baking bread. Her mother was a master baker and the smell of freshly baked bread was the aroma of peace which made her feel safe. Breezy wanted others to feel this across the world, and so “Bake Bread for Peace” began. Now, people all over the world come together to spend some time in the kitchen, enjoying some therapeutic baking and time together.Breezy’s aim was that no matter where you are in the world, just invite people to your home for an evening of baking and talking.Now, with a brand new cooker installed in her own kitchen, Breezy will be able to enjoy even better baking.Breezy Willow with her friends Anne Frances and SusaThere were hugs, laughs and tears last Friday when Breezy opened the door to see the Irwin Expert Electrical’s Van parked outside and the delivery man leaving off a large box wrapped in a big red bow. Little did she know that for her, Christmas really could come early. She just couldn’t believe the kindness that her neighbours and Irwin Expert Electrical had shown to her.Just what Breezy kneaded! Christmas comes early for amazing Glenties woman was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bake bread for peacebreezy willow kellyGlentiesIrwin Expert Electricallast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 21, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180221_RyanMartinWe are leaving our forecast alone this morning in nearly every facet. The rest of the week continues to look wet. We have a strong cold front moving into and across the state today through tomorrow. That front brings rains this morning to NW Ohio, and then it slowly moves south and east through the rest of the day, slowing as it gets into southern Ohio. We are leaving rain totals at .25”-.75” over 90% of the state today, and the higher end of the range will be in northern and NW parts of the state as an offshoot of the significant rains rocking Indiana this morning. , The front does lose a bit of its serious punch this afternoon. However, overnight tonight through tomorrow, another pulse of moisture moves up the front. This brings heavier rain back into the state tomorrow, particularly over southern Ohio. We are keeping rain totals tomorrow at .25”-1” from I-70 southward, and Thursday afternoon perhaps a few hundredths to .25” in NE parts of the state. North central and NW Ohio likely miss out on Thursday.From there on out, our forecast is unchanged. On Friday we have another wave coming up from the southwest. This will bring rains of .5”-2” to areas south of US 30, Far northern areas of Ohio should miss out on that system.Saturday, scattered showers are back with .25”-.5” over 80% of the state, and a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch in the remaining areas.Sunday has rains of .5”-.75” over the 80% of the state, but action still is on a fast track out. That means we look for rains to be done by shortly after noon, and we should start to dry Sunday afternoon and evening. The map above shows an update of cumulative rain totals through Sunday evening.We stay rain free Monday through early Thursday morning of next week. A minor disturbance can trigger a few scattered showers in northeast Ohio on Tuesday, but this is not thought to be a big event, and should stay fairly localized.A strong system returns for the start of March on Thursday the 1st, pushing into the 2nd. This system brings rains again, with half to 1.5” potential on the conservative side. Late in the 11-16 day window we have a cold front that crosses the around the 6th with rain potential of half to 1.25”last_img read more

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Brgy. Ginebra shoots for crown

first_imgView comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC This war can be won on steel nerves Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BOCAUE—With the gin—err, bubbly—chilled and multicolored balloons now hanging from the rafters, Barangay Ginebra tries to finally put Meralco away and become just the fourth team in PBA history to repeat as Governors’ Cup champion.The Gin Kings are sitting on a 3-2 lead but aren’t taking things for granted, going about their usual hard routine Tuesday to make sure that things will be in order for them at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ More than 36,000 fans trooped to the cavernous venue on Sunday and rocked the place like crazy, especially when Ginebra broke away in the final 6:25 to turn what was a close game into an authoritative 85-74 triumph Sunday.Tim Cone did not deviate from the regular hard team workout as he had declared that they would like to play just one more game and close out this series so Ginebra can join San Miguel Beer, San Mig Coffee and Alaska as the only repeat champions of the season-ending conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You have to get the guys ready,” Cone said as Ginebra goes into Game 6 with all the momentum it needs—while likely taking something out of the Bolts.Meanwhile, the league pays tribute to heroes of the Armed Forces with 25 soldiers who are veterans of the Marawi conflict to watch the game at ringside. Last season, this series came very close to a rubber match before Justin Brownlee hit a three-pointer at the buzzer that ended Ginebra’s eight-year wait for a championship.Meralco would surely like to have the chance to come that close again and keep alive the franchise’s quest for a breakthrough championship.“It’s do-or-die for us and we just have to play our best game to stay alive,” said Meralco’s Norman Black in laying down what has to be done as the Bolts try to salvage this one.Allen Durham is still the key for Meralco, and the reigning two-time Best Import will see the unfinished business from last year unresolved if he can’t carry his team through this.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Mayweather outpunches McGregor in latter rounds

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr. hits Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have been on the receiving end of Conor McGregor’s punches in the early rounds, but “Money” scored when it mattered the most.After McGregor outpunched Mayweather, 51-40, in the first five rounds, boxing’s former pound-for-pound king turned the tables on the Irishman, landing 130 punches as compared to the Notorious’ 60 from the sixth to the 10th round, as per Compubox.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Mayweather stops McGregor in 10th roundMayweather, who upped his record to 50-0, was also the more accurate puncher landing 170 of his 320 throws for a 53 percent clip and even his power punches, 152-of-261, were so accurate at 58 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMcGregor managed to land 111 of his total 430 punches but connected just 84 of his 332 power strikes.Interestingly, McGregor, who was stopped midway through the 10th, landed more punches in this fight than Manny Pacquiao did against Mayweather in their 2015 showdown which went the distance. MOST READ Read Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Pacquiao, as per Compubox, landed just 81 punches in 12 rounds.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View comments Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweatherlast_img read more

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10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I know my January targets

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I know my January targetsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he’s better prepared for the January transfer window after the hectic festive period.The Austrian looks lightly to make some acquisitions next month with Saints currently sitting one spot out of the drop zone on goal difference.”I knew it from the beginning when I was coming here. I knew exactly what a brutal schedule is waiting for us in the first weeks,” he admitted.”To prepare a new team, to know the new players, how they play and what they can do for you and that’s an important part today to give players a chance. I saw them only for now just practicing and not under pressure in a Premier League game.”If I want to make decisions in January about new transfers I need to know everyone in the team.”Therefore, I need the impressions that I got and it’s an important game for me.”I saw a young Kayne Ramsay who made a good job, I saw Prowsey performed really well and that’s important for me so I can make decisions in January.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoBarkley insists Chelsea have proven they can beat Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Barkley insists Chelsea have proven they can beat Liverpoolby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoss Barkley believes Chelsea have already shown they can beat Liverpool.The two clubs will meet at Stamford Bridge this Sunday for their second meeting of the season after Liverpool defeated the Blues on penalties in the Super Cup final last month.”Every side is beatable on the day. It just goes down to hard work, putting extra yards in, being clinical as well and a bit of luck. The big games bring the best out of all players,” Barkley told reporters.”As you have seen in the Super Cup final and how well we performed in that game, and we can perform to those levels again on Sunday and hopefully it goes our way.”We are joint-third [in the league on points]. We’re not doing badly. We won at the weekend, scoring goals. We have got a confident bunch of lads in the team. We have got a big game on Sunday and we are confident we can win the game.” last_img read more

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