Traditional bands to open Pike Piddlers storytelling festival

first_img By The Penny Hoarder The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is storytelling and much more.The annual storytelling festival kicks off on Friday, January 24, with supper and stories at the We Piddle Around Theater and continues on Saturday, January 25, with three storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University.The 2020 Pike Piddles Storytelling Festival will feature nationally acclaimed storytellers, Donald Davis, Barbara McBride-Smith, Josh Goforth and Bil Lepp. Book Nook to reopen The Benton Brothers & Company will take center stage a 1:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the 2 p.m. storytelling concert.“The Benton Brothers are extremely popular in this area,” Bray said. “They are the house band at the We Piddle Around Theater and will also open the 2020 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival on Friday night in Brundidge.”The Shiloh Mountain Boys from Prattville will be the featured band at the closing storytelling concert Saturday night and will take the stage at 6 p.m.“The Shiloh Mountain Boys have performed at our Peanut Butter Festival for two years and people have requested that they come to the storytelling festival,” Bray said. “We look forward to having them.” Sponsored Content Latest Stories 12PrevNextStartStop Published 8:08 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020 You Might Like The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Traditional bands to open Pike Piddlers storytelling festivalcenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is flavored with folk art and cornbread.“It all adds to the fun of the storytelling festival, Bray said. The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will be Saturday, January 25 at the Troy Center Theater at Troy University. Storytelling concerts will be at 10 a.m. ($10), 2 p.m. ($15) and 6:30 p.m. ($10). All-day tickets are $30. Tickets are available at The Messenger or by calling 685-5524 or 670-6302 for ticketsFriday night concert at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge is sold.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is paid for in part with a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Mardi Gras Gala ‘draw down’ now underway Get down to the Draw Down and have a chance to win $10,000. The Draw Down is an event of… read more “These storytellers are return performers at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and we are honored to have them as repeat performers at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival,” said Mernette Bray, a member of the storytelling committee.However, Bray said the pre-show entertainment at the annual storytelling festival is worth the price of admission.“This year, we have another outstanding pre-show lineup,” Bray said. “The Lighthouse String Ensemble here in Pike County will open the storytelling festival at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 at the Trojan Center.  Amanda Smothers and her dad, Mike Benton are the feature singers.  They have performed at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in Indiana, the longest and longest running bluegrass festival in the country.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

first_img February 15, 2020 At 6,621 feet above sea level, this was the highest altitude ever for an NHL game. Unlike during the week when the rink was installed, the snow stayed away. It was 32 degrees with 66% humidity at puck drop with 6 mph winds. The temperature quickly dipped into the 20s.Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubaurer stopped 14 of 15 shots before leaving after teammate Ian Cole slammed into him early in the third period and sent him tumbling. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz with 17 1/2 minutes remaining.Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick survived Colorado’s 15-shot flurry in the first period, when the Kings took a 1-0 lead at Falcon Stadium, where an F-16 fighter jet highlighted the north end of the field and cadets sat on the south side of the rink on either side of a runway complete with synchronized red lights.The Stadium Series game was a sellout — 43,574 fans, more than twice the capacity of the Pepsi Center some 60 miles north of the Air Force Academy.Alex Iafallo tipped Joakim Ryan’s shot, which went off the left post and slid across the crease where Toffoli tapped it in 14 minutes into the game. ___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final minute to complete the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Saturday night at the Air Force Academy.Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with 54 seconds remaining, then scored an empty-netter with 4.3 seconds left in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.The Kings won their second straight, improving to 4-12-1 since New Year’s Day. Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs Associated Press Country singer Sam Hunt serenaded the crowd from a stage near the fighter jet after the first period.Quick stopped the first two dozen shots he faced but he lost his stick in the final minute of the second period after two quick stops and while he was reaching for it, Samuel Girard sent the puck sailing over his right shoulder to tie it at 1.NOTES: The NHL announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor game on Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of N.C. State in Raleigh. … This was the Avs’ second outdoor game and the Kings’ third. Los Angeles split its first two outdoor games, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (3-0 loss to Anaheim) in 2014 and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2015 (2-1 win over San Jose). Colorado lost to the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in downtown Denver on Feb. 27, 2016. … This was the league’s 30th outdoor game. The other two this season were the Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26 (Jets 2, Flames 1) and the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Stars 4, Predators 2). … This is the second outdoor game played at a service academy. Washington beat Toronto 5-2 at the Navy-Marine Crops Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13, 2018. … The Kings have just one more road game this month, at Winnipeg on Tuesday night. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapletonlast_img read more

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Daley Blind to Man United latest: Coach says he’s ‘leaving soon’ but Ajax demand £17m

first_imgWith transfer deadline day slowly coming into focus, the race is on for clubs to make their final purchases of the summer window.Manchester United kicked off their summer of spending in spectacular fashion by landing Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw for a combined £58m, but the Red Devils have recently gone quiet.Boss Louis van Gaal has commented that he still needs to bring in further additions, but will he have time? The latest player tipped with a move to Old Trafford is Ajax star Daley Blind, but how close is he to a transfer? Here’s the latest…Leaving soonAjax youth coach Richard Witschge has set tongues wagging by commenting that Blind has been training alone and will likely be leaving the club before the end of the transfer window. “I think Daley Blind will be leaving soon. I have a feeling… He has been training by himself. I think he has done that, because there’s something going on,” he is quoted by Heldenonline.nl as saying.Ajax demanding £17mThe Guardian, in their own, unique way, have suggested that Blind will cost Man United in the £17m, with Ajax ‘demanding’ a sizable fee for the 2014 Dutch Footballer of the Year, although with Barcelona thought to be sniffing around the 24-year-old, United will have to move fast.Replacement lined upMan United’s interest in Daley Blind may be in its infancy, but the Red Devils’ chances of landing the defender-cum-midfielder have received a massive shot in the arm after Dutch publication De Telegraaf reported that Ajax are preparing for his departure by lining up a new arrival. They claim that the Amsterdam giants are running the rule over a number of players, with PEC Zwolle’s Kamohelo Mokotjo thought to be top of the list.Double swoopThe Daily Express believe that Van Gaal is looking to land a double swoop for Blind and Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen before the end of the summer, and will fund it by selling up to £100m worth of talent. Blind’s versatility is has convinced Van Gaal to bring him to Old Trafford claim the publication, with the Red Devils’ boss likely to play him in his more natural defensive midfield position.Competition from BarcelonaWhile there may be some substance to United’s interest in Blind, they will need to move quickly if they are to land the Dutchman with the Daily Mail reporting that Barcelona are plotting their own move. The Catalan giants are believed to be planning on launching a €22m move for Blind, with new boss Luis Enrique viewing him as the perfect utility player.Man United fans, is Daley Blind the ideal signing? Comment below… Daley Blind has been linked with a move to Man United 1last_img read more

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Kotla will rise to the occasion says ICC

first_imgCritics believe the present state of the pitchsquare at the Ferozeshah Kotla is far from ideal despite the International Cricket Council (ICC) reinstating it as an international venue with effect from January 1.Even after the announcement, questions are still being raised with detractors going to the extent of calling ICC’s remedial instruction of planting fresh grass on three pitches and a few patches on the square as a new twist to the murky Kotla tale.With various sources in the Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA) coming up with different versions behind the remedial suggestions of the ICC inspection team, Mail Today contacted ICC pitch curator Andy Atkinson to get a clear picture.Although he failed to throw much light on the issue owing to his contract with the ICC which allows him to comment on such matters only after the board’s permission – not granted in this case, James Fitzgerald – the media liaison officer on the ICC team’s recent visit and also the media and communication manager of the world body – commented on the issue and cleared the picture to an extent.Fitzgerald said that ICC was happy with the way things have progressed since the fateful day – December 27 – when the Kotla was deemed unfit to hold international matches and banned for a year.He also said that the remedies suggested by ICC will be explained in detail to the local association – DDCA in this case – and the suggestions given did not mean that there was any problem with DDCA’s remedial work under pitch and grounds committee chairman Venkat Sundaram.advertisementAccording to Fitzgerald, the suggestions were given so that Kotla can provide top- class pitches for the 2011 World Cup.”Unfortunately, the contents of Andy Atkinson’s reports following the venue inspections are confidential. The reports will be forwarded to the venues themselves so that any recommendations he may have can be implemented.At this stage, we are confident that the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch in New Delhi will provide excellent surfaces for the matches that are scheduled for that ground during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011,” he told Mail Today.Sundaram, on his part, said that he had no issues with the suggestions of the ICC inspection team as they were all working towards ensuring that the World Cup matches are not only a treat for the spectators, but also enjoyable for the players.” The media has had a lot to say over the last week and I believe they are all doing their duty. ICC and the DDCA has been working hand in hand to ensure that the four matches allotted to the Kotla are all a success.” It has been a tough time since taking over from former committee chairman Daljit Singh. Not only did we need to work on the square, but also the outfield.” Since we didn’t get much time before the third edition of the IPL, we were once again criticised but even then I had said it is not an overnight task and will take time. With the ICC reinstating the Kotla, I feel I have been able to live up to the faith put in me by the DDCA,” Sundaram told Mail Today.” Also, the ICC praised our outfield and said that it is one of the best in the country. I feel privileged.” Commenting on the decision to shift the next set of Ranji matches to the Roshanara Club, Sundaram said: ” The wickets have undergone a lot of wear and tear and after thorough discussion with ICC, it was decided that not only would grass be planted, but also the wickets would be given rest so that they stay fresh for the World Cup. We are looking to hold some friendly matches in February so that the wickets aren’t under- used going into the showpiece event.” Meanwhile, SP Bansal, general secretary of DDCA, said that the association was in talks with BCCI’s national broadcasters Neo to ensure that the last home match against Mumbai is also played at Roshanara and not the Kotla.” Since grass will be planted at the Kotla, we are in talks with Neo so that the match is held at Roshanara. Actually, they have to move their equipment anyway as the centre pitch won’t be in a position to hold the match.So we might as well play at Roshanara as there will be a chance that the players’ spikes might uproot the newly laid grass at the Kotla,” Bansal told Mail Today.advertisementDDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev said that ICC’s decision to re- instate the Kotla came as a huge relief. ” We have undergone a lot in the past 11 months and I am really happy that our efforts have borne fruit.Although I believe it wasn’t our fault in the first place and Daljit was to be blamed, let’s forget the past and move on. We hope to host top- class matches in the World Cup,” he said.last_img read more

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French Open: ‘La Decima’? Ha! Nadal’s number two was much tougher, says uncle Toni Nadal

first_imgRafael Nadal is chasing a historic 10th French Open title in Paris, but nothing will ever come close to trying to win his second.That’s according to his uncle and long-time coach, Toni Nadal.When asked what it would mean if his nephew became the first player since tennis turned pro in 1968 to win 10 titles at the same grand slam event, Toni Nadal did not mince his words: “Nothing.””There is more difference between one and two than between nine and 10,” Nadal, 57, said in an interview with a small group of reporters in the hospitality lounge of one of the French Open’s sponsors, Lavazza coffee, at Roland Garros on Tuesday.He said his nephew had been “really nervous” when he had to defend his title in 2006.”(To go from) nine to 10 is only 11 percent, no more,” Nadal added. “(To go from) one to two is 50 percent. This is the difference. The life of Rafael will not change if he wins this tournament for the 10th time. For us, it was very important to win nine times here, but eight, seven, six or five was also important.”Toni Nadal first started coaching his nephew when he was four years old. His unusual training methods included persuading Rafael to play left-handed, even though he was naturally right-handed. Toni believed playing left-handed would give Rafael an advantage, and he proved to be correct.Under Toni’s guidance, Rafael has won 72 titles, including 14 grand slam championships. Nadal’s breakthrough was when he won the French Open in 2005 in his first appearance at Roland Garros at the age of 19.advertisementNadal would hold the top spot in men’s tennis for 141 weeks and has amassed more than $83 million in career earnings. In 2010, he completed the career Golden Slam of all four grand slam events, including Olympic gold, when he won his first US Open championship.But the partnership with his uncle, one of the most successful and longest in tennis, will come to an end.A father of three young children and now the director of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy on the Spanish island of Mallorca, Toni Nadal will hand over the reigns to former French Open winner Carlos Moya as head coach next year.Moya, who joined the Nadal coaching set-up this season, had a slightly different take on the hunt for title No. 10.”I see there is some pressure now,” Moya said at Roland Garros. “We don’t talk about ‘La Decima’. But it is there, you feel it, it’s in the air.”After 16 years on the road with his nephew, Toni Nadal said he’s looking forward to spending more time at home in Mallorca with his wife and three young children.”When I am here in Paris, I am very happy,” he said. “I go for walks from my hotel, I walked from Montmartre to Notre Dame. But I am also happy at home. Every morning, I wake up with the sun and sea. I try to be happy everywhere.”But, when asked if he would miss the pressure of the competition, he said immediately shook his head and said: “No!”Although Nadal said he’s happy to let Moya take over, he will help his nephew if needed.”If he pays the ticket, I will go,” he joked.When asked what results would make him most happy this year, he said: “To be healthy, and to play very well here. It’s very important.”last_img read more

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7 days agoWoodward: Man Utd board happy with squad ‘base’

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward: Man Utd board happy with squad ‘base’by Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the board are happy with their transfer policy.United have restructured their recruitment department, adding 45 scouts since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, while greater forward planning means next summer’s transfer targets will be identified by January.If any of those targets become available in January, United will move for them, although there is an acknowledgment that the mid-season window is a notoriously difficult time in which to buy.“The changes we saw over the summer have resulted in a very young squad,” said Woodward.“But it’s also a squad, with the players and the culture, that provides a base camp for us to build and grow from as we start our new journey.” last_img read more

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Maran Tankers Eyes Three New VLCCs

first_imgzoom Greece-based shipping company Maran Tankers plans to order three very large crude carriers (VLCCs) from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), according to information provided by VesselsValue.Maran Tankers would pay USD 80 million for the construction of each of the three ships.If the parties reach the agreement on the construction of the three 318,900 dwt vessels, the ships will be delivered in December 2019, VesselsValue’s data shows.The tankers would feature a length of 336 meters and a width of 60 meters.As of March 2017, Maran Tanker has a fleet of more than 40 vessels. In addition, the company has four VLCCs and four Suezmax tanker newbuildings on order, scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2019.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Canada will feel oilpatch pain but likely wont be as bad as

first_img“In terms of the Canadian economy, it is fair to say that the data released since our October (monetary policy report) have been on the disappointing side,” said Poloz.Poloz added that he remains hopeful that business investment will rebound now that much of the uncertainty surrounding the North American free trade has been eased following the signing of a new agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. OTTAWA – The negative impacts of low oil prices that have struck Western Canada will reverberate across the entire national economy, the head of the Bank of Canada said Thursday.But governor Stephen Poloz estimates the latest drop in crude prices will likely have less bite across the country than the 2015 oil-price crisis, which contributed at the time to a slight, technical recession.In prepared notes for a speech in Toronto, Poloz said oil and gas production now makes up just 3.5 percent of Canada’s economy, compared with six percent in 2014. “It is already clear that a painful adjustment is developing for Western Canada and there will be a meaningful impact on the Canadian macroeconomy,” Poloz said in an address to be delivered at a breakfast event hosted by CFA Toronto.“That said, given the consolidation that has taken place in the energy sector since 2014, the net effects of lower oil prices on the Canadian economy as a whole, dollar for dollar, should be smaller than they were in 2015.”Looking at the positive side, Poloz said the ongoing “oil-price shock” has also arrived at a time when Canada’s economy is running close to full tilt and the unemployment rate is at a 40-year low.The stronger economy has put the central bank on a rate-hiking path, to keep inflation from running too hot, for more than a year. It raised its trend-setting interest rate at its October meeting for the fifth time since the summer of 2017.But on Wednesday, the bank left the rate unchanged as it underlined fresh negatives, such as the recent drop in oil prices and an unexpected decline in business investment.Market watchers, many of whom had expected the bank to increase the rate in January, now believe the recent economic developments will delay the timing of future rate hikes.last_img read more

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