Remember Merle Haggard Through Willie Nelson’s Eyes On The Anniversary Of His Birth & His Death

first_imgAs Nelson recalled, “We always had a lot in common. We both hopped trains as kids. We both got our starts playing bass in other bands before stepping out on our own. We’d both been married for the last 20 years. We both had our sons playing guitar with us. Over the years, we played a lot of dates, a lot of poker. He was a great audience for my jokes. I told him recently, ‘You know what you call a guitar player without a girlfriend? Homeless,’ and he laughed.”Nelson also talked about Haggard’s work ethic and dedication to his craft. “I always had a lot of admiration for him. He came onto the scene with a bang. He wrote more Number One songs than me, Kris [Kristofferson], anybody. He was a great one to follow. He was able to talk about his life in his songs intelligently and ingeniously, really.” Willie added that his favorite song by Haggard is “A Place to Fall Apart”.As we mark the anniversary of his death and birth, we remember Merle with a live performance of Willie Nelson’s favorite song he wrote, from his 1985 live album, Live From Austin, TX:Merle Haggard – “Place To Fall Apart” – Live From Austin, TX[Video: Live From Austin TX]You can read Willie Nelson’s full editorial tribute to Merle Haggard here.Rest in peace, Merle Haggard–gone but not forgotten…[Originally published on April 6th, 2018] Three years ago today, on April 6th, 2016, outlaw country icon Merle Haggard passed away on his 79th birthday. Haggard spent a lifetime playing country music, becoming a pioneering face of “outlaw country” and enjoying the success throughout a career that spanned over 50 years. He wrote countless beloved songs like “Okie From Muskogee”, “I’m A Lonesome Fugitive”, “Sing Me Back Home,” “The Fightin’ Side Of Me,” “I Wonder If They Think of Me”, “Mama Tried”, and many more, and continued to work until his final days. Among his more recent (and popular) releases was Django and Jimmie, a 2015 album featuring Haggard and Willie Nelson. Watch the two lovable musical stoners record their track “It’s All Going To Pot” below:Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard – “It’s All Going To Pot”[Video: WillieNelsonVEVO]In a Rolling Stone editorial published after Merle Haggard’s passing, Willie shared a few touching highlights from the two men’s decades-long friendship. He explained that while they had only recently released an album together, the two had been fast and fierce friends since meeting at a poker game in the early 60’s.last_img read more

‘Levolution’: Life amid renewal

first_img 8Carpenter Dennis Kotarac works in what will be a common room in McKinlock. As renewal continues at Leverett House’s McKinlock Hall, life in “Old Lev” still flourishes.A recent event called a “giant study break” brought together students from the various swing housing locations and Leverett towers. The gathering was a chance for them to sample a smorgasbord of tasty treats, gather with housemates, and visit venues they have yet to explore.With construction ongoing, some Leverett House students are living temporarily in Hampden, Ridgley, and Fairfax halls, and 20-62 DeWolfe St.McKinlock, the older neo-Georgian section of Leverett, is the latest project in the House renewal initiative, a system-wide effort involving the University’s 12 undergraduate Houses. Like the other river Houses, most of which were built in the 1920 and ’30s, McKinlock was designed to accommodate students whose needs were very different from those of today’s Harvard scholars, with their host of electronic devices and ways of socializing never envisioned by their pre-World War II predecessors.While much of the building’s historic façade will be familiar, though entirely restored, the interior will have been fundamentally reconfigured. In addition to better room configurations and circulation, McKinlock will have modern common spaces for meeting, studying, or just hanging out, as well as dedicated areas for music, art, and performances. Planned changes include the elimination of walk-through bedrooms, creation of additional single rooms, addition of elevators for accessibility, and horizontal internal corridors that will connect the traditional entryways.Quincy House’s Stone Hall was the first project in the renewal initiative. In just a few months, Stone Hall has shown how renewal will provide undergraduates with improved spaces that are designed to better support learning, exploration, relaxation, and fun. 3Leverett House “Giant Study Break”: Kathleen Hanley ’16 and Yuechen Zhao ’15 sample Thai food at Leverett G-Hutch. 9At Ridgely swing housing, House Master Howard Georgi sports the most recent Leverett logo on his sweatshirt. 4Leverett House “Giant Study Break”: Daily Guerrero (second from left) and Diana Acosta ’14 (center) join housemates for ice cream from J.P. Licks at Fairfax swing housing. 5Leverett’s McKinlock Hall under renewal, as seen from Memorial Drive.center_img 2Leverett House “Not Just Sherry Hour”: Kelly Maeshiro ’14 (left) watches as Benjamin Antillon ’14 cuts a cake at swing housing at 20-62 DeWolfe. 6“Not Just Sherry Hour” at swing housing at 20-60 DeWolfe: Sherry bottles frame headshot photos of Leverett residents, placed so guests can connect a face with a name. 1McKinlock under renewal on DeWolfe Street. 7Worker Carlo Bonito applies plaster to the walls of a suite in McKinlock.last_img read more

Statkraft, BayWa move ahead with second subsidy-free solar project in Spain

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Two sponsors of one of Spain’s iconic subsidy-free plants have sealed a deal to deploy a smaller successor in the same area, planned again without support from government money. Norwegian firm Statkraft will be the offtaker for Don Rodrigo 2, a new 50MWp zero-subsidy plant BayWa r.e. is already building near its 175MWp forerunner in Spain’s Seville province.The successor – under development near the town of Alcalá de Guadaira – should have wrapped up construction by the end of 2019, both firms explained in a statement this week. Once operational at its 162-hectare site, Don Rodrigo 2 will generate 100GWh in solar power and cover the electricity needs of around 30,000 households, the firms added.For BayWa r.e., the latest ground-breaking comes less than a year after Don Rodrigo was completed.“Solar power has truly come of age,” said Dr Benedikt Ortmann, managing director and head of solar projects at BayWa r.e., in this week’s statement. “This is just the beginning,” Ortmann added. “We are proactively looking for other projects and developers to work with in Spain and Portugal.”The subsidy-free project is the latest of a budding pipeline in Spain, which has gone from European symbol of policy u-turns to the continent’s zero-subsidy hotspot in a matter of years.More: BayWa r.e., Statkraft team up for Spanish subsidy-free solar successor Statkraft, BayWa move ahead with second subsidy-free solar project in Spainlast_img read more

The heart of the Shenandoah Valley

first_imgAdventurous by nature Not only is the area home to bustling farmers markets featuring local produce, but it also houses a community of restaurants that bring farm-fresh to life in their unique dishes. With an array of flavors to satisfy everyone’s palate, try eateries like The Cracked Pillar or Ciro’s Italian Eatery. Those looking for something more daring can check out BoBoKo Indonesian Café or Beyond Restaurant. Whether you prefer to dine rooftop, on the patio, or in a historic building, there’s a restaurant for you in this dining destination. Wildwood Park offers picnicking and trails along the North River. Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, bounded by twomagnificent mountain ranges and the impressive Shenandoah River, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are must-see destinations that boast diverse outdoor recreation, thriving cultural attractions, vibrant and inviting small towns, numerous historical attractions, and farm-to-table dining opportunities. Situated just two hours from D.C. and minutes from the George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park, its central location makes it an easy destination for a day, weekend, or week-long trip. After exploring and discovering, rest your head at one of the countless hotels, refurbished historic homes, or four-season resort. Enjoy comfort and luxury at the beautiful B&Bs and historic inns. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll find friendly folks to make sure your visit is pleasant. Rafters enjoy a trip from Power Dam to Island Ford landing. The Float is located near McGaheysville, VA. Conveniently located for locals and travelers to grab a quick bite or enjoy a leisurely meal with family, friends, or colleagues, Hotel Madison’s own Montpelier Restaurant & Bar offers all the signature styles of Southern-inspired cuisine in a rustically elegant atmosphere. Virginia Tourism Corporation, Located in Dayton, VA, the Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast was originally constructed in 1750 and was restored in 2015. Guests have the opportunity to embrace the history of the central Shenandoah Valley with modern and luxurious accommodations. center_img Tastes for every appetite Situated in the shadows of the Allegheny, Blue Ridge, and Massanutten Mountains, this vibrant destination boasts a diverse mix of county trails, bike-friendly streets, and challenging mountain bike courses. Canoeing, kayaking and tubing with Massanutten River Adventures is popular with locals and visitors. Head underground at our local caverns to discover the wonders of nature. Whether your preferences range from tame to extreme, Harrisonburg and Rockingham have attractions to get your heart pumping, your mind expanding, or to let you simply relax. Places to stay last_img read more

Long Island Heat Wave Hits Record-Setting 7th Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A pair of sunbathers cool off near the water in Long Beach (Photo by Joe Abate)Saturday was a record-setting day on Long Island as the sweltering heat wave that has enveloped Long Island for the past week enters its seventh and final day.Relief came in the form of a cold front, which is expected to finally put an end to this brutal heat wave, according to the Upton-based National Weather Service. Forecasters are also calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight Saturday, and possibly some lightning as well.Temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-80s on Sunday.The previous record measured in Islip was six days in 1993, according to the National Weather Service.Islip’s records go back to 1984.But Long Islanders will have to battle one more day of 90-plus degree temperatures, forecasters said.A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday as the heat index is expected to reach 100 degrees, forecaster said.An air quality alert is also in effect until Saturday night. Health officials suggest residents limit strenuous outdoor physical activities, adding that those especially sensitive to the heat are children and people with pre-existing respiratory problems, such as asthma or heart disease.The National Weather Service also warned of a high risk of rip currents until Saturday evening.last_img read more

Jennie F. Snapp Middle School to move to remote instruction following virus case

first_imgStudents will make the switch Friday and will continue to take classes remotely until Nov. 1. The district says a high number of staff absences and a lack of substitutes at the middle school prompted the need for remote instruction. The switch follows a notification from the Broome County Health Department that two COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the middle school and the Ann G. McGuinness Elementary School. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Union-Endicott School District says students at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School will switch to remote instruction for two weeks. There are no impacts to the Ann G. McGuinness Elementray School as of Oct. 22.last_img read more

A lesson in practical planning

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This home is on a massive block of land in a sought-after estate

first_img9 Ganton Place, Albany Creek.Mr Wein said standout features included the block size which was in a very sought-after area in Albany Creek, the Country Club Estate.“The area is very sought after,” Mr Wein said.“The Country Club Estate is quite a prestigious area with the majority of homes selling in the higher end of the Albany Creek market.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019He said the property was close to schools, shops and public transport. 9 Ganton Place, Albany Creek.The property is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is atop an enviable, elevated position secured by an electric front gate, adding to the striking street appeal. Mr Wein said the property was a blank canvas with the opportunity to add a swimming pool, which could be ideal for the summer months.There is solar power and a triple lockup garage. 9 Ganton Place, Albany Creek.Mr Wein said the home would best suit a larger family given its multiple living spaces and five decent sized bedrooms.“The large block lends itself perfectly for a shed with side access so anyone needing extra shed and storage space for cars, trailers, or a caravan it would be ideal,” Mr Wein said.Mr Wein said the only renovations to the home included a fresh coat of paint and new carpet.“The fresh paint and carpet mean you can move straight in but there is still scope to personalise the home, especially externally,” he said. 9 Ganton Place, Albany Creek. 9 Ganton Place, Albany Creek.This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is perfect for a large family wanting space to spread out.The property at 9 Ganton Place, Albany Creek goes under the hammer on September 9.LJ Hooker – Albany Creek selling agent Jonathan Wein said the home, on a massive 1565sq m block, was built in 1995.last_img read more

​ATP picks BNY Mellon to replace Northern Trust as global custodian

first_imgDenmark’s statutory pension fund giant ATP has selected BNY Mellon as its new global custodian, replacing the current mandate holder Northern Trust.The appointment follows a public tender process the pension fund started in December last year.BNY Mellon said it had been appointed by ATP, which runs Denmark’s labour market supplementary pension scheme, to provide custody, trade support and collateral management services for the pension providers’ $100bn (€89bn) of assets.Kenneth Hallum Knudsen, senior vice president of business support at ATP, said: “ATP wants strong and competitive partners, which is why – from several competent bids – we have chosen BNY Mellon as global custodian based on both quality, services and price. “With this new agreement we get a fair financial saving combined with even better solutions and services,” he added.BNY Mellon described the public procurement process as having been “very focussed and detailed”.The contract will start in October, after the end of the ATP’s current custody agreement with US financial services firm Northern Trust — which it selected for the position in 2013 — and will last four years, with a possible renewal of up to two years.ATP said BNY Mellon currently manages $34.5tn under custody and administration with $1.8trn in assets under management, providing investment management services in 35 countries.last_img read more