Review: You need Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear in your…

first_img This cover image released by Glassnote Records shows “The Radio Winners,” a release by Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. (Glassnote via AP) 1 of 2 Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, “The Radio Winners” (Glassnote)Sure, the idea of a mother-and-son musical duo is adorable enough for you to want to check out their music or attend their live show.But what’s even better? The music is good. Like, really good. “The Radio Winners,” the new EP from Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, is an exceptional six-song set featuring beautiful storytelling and piercing lyrics woven into folk, rock, roots and acoustic sounds.The Kansas City-based duo made up of Ruth Ward and her son, Madisen, have been building a buzz by performing at coffee shops, music festivals and concerts promoting their excellent 2015 debut album, “Skeleton Crew.”On the new project, they’ve mastered harmonization — I mean, they are family after all — and the tunes are both rich and relatable.Madisen’s vocals are striking and intense, with Ruth coming in with ease on the songs, and at the perfect moments, especially on “Hell and Back” and “Family Treason.”Ruth and Madisen co-wrote each song, also working with Grammy-winner Nathan Chapman — who produced on Taylor Swift’s first five albums — and Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with the Lumineers, on the six tracks.What they’ve crafted with “The Radio Winners” puts them in contention for album of the year. FILE – In this July 16, 2016 file photo, Ruth Ward, left, and Madisen Ward of Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear perform at the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Ky. The mother-and-son duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear offer excellent songs on new six-song, folk-roots EP, “The Radio Winners.” (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)last_img read more

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Mount Sentinel edges Wolves to capture WK Junior Boy’s Basketball crown

first_imgIn the contest Mount Sentinel went to the free throw line 21 times to LVR’s six and the Bombers were called for 19 fouls to the Cats nine.Abrosimoff was the top scorer for Mount Sentinel with 15 points while Sookeroff had seven and Miller five.For the Bombers Brock Dixon had eight points while Curtis Young and Dixon’s brother Dyllen each added six points.LVR, which lost to Stanley Humphries Rockers 52-24 in the consolation final to finish fourth in the tournament, advanced to the semi final round by stopping the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 40-20 Friday.The Bombers led 11-8 after one quarter and 20-11 at the half.In the third quarter, LVR out scored the Hawks 10-4 to put the game away.Dyllen Dixon led all scorers with 17 points, including three baskets from behind the arc.Jairo Mangapot and Young each added four points.In the consolation final, Aject Dhaliwal scored 11 points and Morgan Lynn added eight to spark the Rockers to the lopsided win over LVR.The Rockers, taking third place, built a 21-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.Dyllen Dixon scored eight points for LVR while power forward Jack Roberts had five points, including a three-pointer at the buzzer. Brandon Sookeroff scored 14 points to lead the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Championship with a 36-33 win over host Grand Forks Wolves Saturday in the Boundary City.The Wildcats, the top ranked team going into the seven-team tournament, needed a late rally to secure the win as Mount Sentinel trailed the Wolves for most of the contest.Aaron Abrosimoff added nine points and Kie Miller had eight.Mount Sentinel advanced to the final with a thrilling 31-29 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers.In the game, the Bombers had a chance to tie the game but LVR was called for a lane violation with less than three seconds remaining in the game.Mount Sentinel, entering the contest with three straight regular season wins over LVR, led 8-6 after one quarter before LVR took a 14-12 advantage into recess.Mount Sentinel, trailed 29-27 late in the fourth period before reeling off four straight free throws to secure the lead and the win.last_img read more

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Connacht begin defence of FAI Schools Interpro title

first_imgThis Friday (November 8) will see sixty-four of the top players in Irish schools line out for the FAI Schools Under 18 Boys’ Interprovincial Tournament which will take place in the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh. The Interprovincial series will be the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International 18 man squad which will compete in the Centenary Shield competition. The Republic of Ireland’s 2019/20 campaign will kick off with an exciting International friendly when Australia visit Dublin on January 20. This will be excellent preparation for William O’Connor’s International select. Their Centenary Shield campaign will see the squad host Scotland in their opening fixture on March 19 in the Captial. Following this, the scholars will travel across the water to entertain England on April 3. The next outing is away to Wales on April 16 before hosting Northern Ireland on April 23 in their final outing in Maginn Park. With this in mind, all eyes will be on the Interprovincial series to scout for the best talent on display within our network of post-primary schools. The three-day event will see a series of six matches played with Provinces awarded two points for a win and one point for a draw. The format leaves for an exciting finale in the Sunday morning outings.St. Joseph’s College tutor Alan Murphy guided his Connacht crew to Interprovincial success last season as they came from a goal behind to defeat Ulster 2-1 in the final game of the tournament. The province hadn’t won the series since 2013 so it was a welcome development for all their hard work. Connacht will now look to the experienced quartet of goalkeeper Patrick Martyn (Presentation College, Athenry), Bryan Lynch (Summerhill College, Sligo), Charlie Concannon (Yeats College, Galway) and Liam Corcoran (Calasanctius College, Oranmore) as they all star again this season and attempt to defend their title. We look forward to a competitive outing on Friday evening with the four teams in action as Connacht line out against Ulster at 4pm while Munster will entertain Leinster at 5.30pm.In keeping with the long-standing tradition of maintaining the interest in the competition until the final matches on Sunday, the draw for Saturday’s and Sunday’s matches will be made following the games on Friday evening.Following the tournament on Sunday evening, a training squad will be selected by the Irish Schools’ management team with their first session scheduled for Saturday, November 23 in Abbotstown. The final squad will be announced after Christmas for the first test against Australia. CONNACHT PANELPatrick Martyn (Presentation College, Athenry), Seán Kerrigan (St. Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry), Ben Molloy (Coláiste Bhaile Chlair, Galway), Conal Harkin, Liam Corcoran (Calasanctius College, Oranmore), Bryan Lynch (Summerhill College, Sligo), Rossa McAllister, Cillian Heaney (Rice College, Westport), Darragh Forde (Ballinrobe Community School), Caoimhin O’Toole (Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh), Charlie Concannon, Jack McCarthy (Yeats College, Galway), Daniel Cox, Conal Gallagher, Liam Melody, James Egan (St. Joseph’s College, Galway)Management |Alan Murphy (St. Joseph’s College, Galway), Kevin Murphy (Coach), Keith McTigue (Coach)UNDER 18 BOYS’ INTERPROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT| AUL COMPLEX, CLONSHAUGH35 mins per half. No extra time. 10 min h/t intervalFriday, November 84.00pm Ulster v Connacht5.30pm Leinster v MunsterSaturday, November 93.00pm Draw will be made on Friday evening4.30pm Draw will be made on Friday eveningSunday, November 1010.30am Fixtures TBC10.30am Fixtures TBC center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Bertrand set to spark £25m summer transfer scramble with Man Utd and Spurs keen

first_imgRYAN BERTRAND is set to quit Southampton in the summer – whether they stay up or not – sparking a £25million scramble for his signature.The England left-back, 28, was the subject of interest from Manchester City last summer.4 Bertrand spent a season on loan with Southampton before signing a permanent dealCredit: REUTERS/Eddie KeoghBut the Saints told him they would not let him leave as they could not afford to lose him and Virgil van Dijk in the same season.Van Dijk later joined Liverpool for £75m in January – now Bertrand is likely to follow him out of the door of St Mary’s as the next big-name star to depart the South Coast club.City’s interest in Bertrand has waned but there are several more Premier League rivals interested in signing him.Manchester United have him on their list of alternatives if their planned summer swoop for Tottenham’s Danny Rose does not materialise.4 The 28-year-old missed England’s recent friendlies against Holland and Italy due to injuryCredit: Rex FeaturesIf Spurs do sell £50m-rated Rose then they could turn to Bertrand as a replacement.Newcastle and Everton are also believed to be keen on Bertrand, who was in Chelsea’s Champions League winning side of 2012 before Southampton made his loan permanent in February 2015 when they signed him for £10m.BIG TIME CHARLIE Bournemouth, Leicester and Villa interested in Austin if Saints are relegatedHe signed a new £80,000-a-week, five-year deal with the Saints in 2016.But sources close to the player have told SunSport that while he will continue to give his all in the club’s relegation fight he is likely to want to seek a fresh challenge when this campaign is over.WHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperprayer parkHundreds of Muslim worshipers celebrate Eid at Croke Park in historic ceremonyMAC BACK?Conor McGregor hints at stunning UFC comeback with ‘I accept’ postPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bash4 Reds boss Mourinho could prepare a summer swoop for the England internationalCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Saints edged closer towards relegation after suffering a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.Mark Hughes will now be hoping that his side can bounce back as they prepare to welcome Chelsea to St Mary’s on Saturday.4 Bertrand is expected to leave St Mary’s for a fee of £25mCredit: ReutersRyan Bertrand takes comedy throw in that goes straight up in the air and then out of playlast_img read more

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Apollon and Apoel close in on Cyprus Cup final

first_imgThe second legs of the Cyprus Cup semi-finals were rendered little more than a formality as Apollon trounced Anorthosis 6-0 while Apoel won 2-0 at Doxa Katokopias.Holders Apollon steamrolled past hapless Anorthosis with an ease that even their most die-hard fans could not have dreamed of.From the very first whistle Apollon poured forward creating massive problems for the visitors’ defence who were in total disarray.The Limassol side opened the score through Maglica in the 13th minute. Sardinero doubled the advantage ten minutes before the break while two minutes later Vinicius powered in the third.In the second half Apollon dropped down a gear but were still able to add three more goals against their demoralised opponents.In the 53rd minute, Anorthosis’ Kalo upended Papoulis in the penalty area and the same player picked himself up to score the fourth while Makrides, returning after a lengthy injury, scored a fifth two minutes from time. Apollon still had time for one more through Piech in the first minute minute of added time.Despite another poor performance, Apoel all but booked their place in the final with a 2-0 away win over relegation-threatened Doxa.Both managers rested key players in view of important league games ahead and it showed as neither side were able to find the telling blow in the final third of the pitch.Apoel were fortunate to take the lead on the stroke of half-time through Barral who blasted the ball past Doxa goalkeeper Negri from close range.Central defender Astiz headed home the second in the 62nd minute following a corner by Embezilio, making the return leg a chance for the Nicosia giants to give a run out to fringe players.last_img read more

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Give yourself the money hunting edge

first_imgGet your business plan in shapePut your paperwork in orderBe prepared to show how you’ll use the moneyExamine your ratiosCheck your creditIncorporateRegister your businessPracticeMake your applications impeccableBe patient(Adapted for SME Toolkit from content excerpted from the American Express® OPEN Small Business Network) Whether you’re looking for a small, short-term loan or actively pitching venture capitalists, strong preparation and planning can improve your chances of finding financing. You need to put your small business in the best possible financial light to make a good impression on prospective sources. Take time up front to get yourself ready for this process.Here are 10 things you can do before you seek financing to help your chances of getting that loan or investment you need:last_img read more

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Significant apprehension nationally and internationally

first_imgDear Editor,There is a direct relationship between the operations of a Government of any country, and its functions to influence governance approaches that are binding on citizens, partnerships with other States, as well as national and international business arrangements.The foundation of such arrangements is enshrined in the Constitution of a State, as it informs the basis under which current and future behavioral norms of any Government is premised. Unconstitutionality in this realm is therefore intolerable!The consequences for breaches of these central Constitutional pillars will not only undermine the current relationships and existing obligations of the State, but will be dire for all futuristic arrangements as it informs a defining framework of untrustworthiness and uncertainty. Such an unpredictable environment feeds illegitimacy, and fuels circumstances under which only the few in Government can benefit.Under the globally accepted democratic formula to which Guyana is constitutionally committed, things have become glaringly abnormal. There is now significant apprehension nationally and internationally, given the surreptitious delaying signals from the fallen of the APNU/AFC Government in response to the passing of the historic No-Confidence Motion in the Nationally Assembly on December 21, 2018.Today, imminent personalities and prominent Organisations both nationally and internationally, are justifiably demanding the activation of the mechanism for the holding of General and Regional Elections within ninety days as instructed by the Guyana Constitution. The immediate resignation of the Cabinet prescribed by Section 106 of the Constitution implies and infers a meaning of immediate suspension of forward functionality by the Principals of this Government Organ. The President is also committed to resign his individual portfolio on the election of a President following elections held in the prescribed period.It is implicit that during this period, Ministers, Prime Minister as well as the persons who formed the Cabinet, would have lost their portfolio. We should refer to them by their respective names only! These rude, abusive and disrespectful persons must face the citizens at the ensuing polls and be held accountable for their activities that informed the loss of confidence by the majority of citizens.Amidst the high tension and the debacle of our citizens’ exposure to the significant incompetence of this APNU/AFC cabal, it is indeed very heartening to see that Guyanese are responding to this present political situation very sensibly.Observably, our people are demonstrating the will to charter their own destiny, and not leave it in the hands of a few self-aggrandising and uncaring individuals. Citizens are going about their daily lives with cool, and waiting for the constitutionally instructive period to change this trespassing APNU/AFC Government by March 19, 2019. Guyanese must not allow our country to have an unconstitutional Government and our citizens have issued the eviction notice.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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SWIMMING WINS FAIRWEATHER DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_img Full ResultsThe University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s swimming teams both placed first as they hosted the 2018 OUA Fairweather division championships, November 24-25, at Varsity Pool.TEAM STANDINGS: Toronto’s women won all 19 races and finished with 1,214 points, ahead of the Western Mustangs (657.5), McMaster Marauders (619.5) and Waterloo Warriors (616). The Blues men won 11-of-19 races and combined for 1179 points. Waterloo placed second with 863.5 points, while Western (574.5) and McMaster (497) were third and fourth, respectively.”It’s always nice to win banners so winning the divisional championships is great,” said Varsity Blues head coach Byron MacDonald. “We had some top swims so we will take that into our next phase of training as we begin to prep for the OUA and national championships in February. The team will not get the holiday period off as they will be off to Florida for a week-long intensive training camp prior to school beginning in January.”WOMEN’S RESULTS: Leading the Blues women was rookie standout Ainsley McMurray. The Montreal native won the 50 butterfly (27.14), 100 freestyle (54.52) and 200 freestyle (1:59.90) over the two-day meet.”Ainsley was a key recruit and all of the top schools were after her and she showed today that the attention was merited,” said MacDonald. “That was a world-class time she posted to win the 100 freestyle.”Four other Blues won two races over the two-day meet. On Day 1, fifth-year veteran and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Kylie Masse placed first in both the 50 backstroke (26.81) and 50 freestyle (25.11), while third-year sensation Hannah Genich won her signature 200 butterfly (2:10.71), while also touching the wall first in the 200 backstroke (2:11.16).Third-year distance specialist Sophia Saroukian finished first in the 400 (4:19.36) and 800 freestyle (8:58.05) events, with Lea Zila winning both the 50 (32.94) and 100 breaststroke (1:11.89) races.Single victories were recorded by Rebecca Smith in the 100 butterfly (58.44), Kate Rendall in the 400 IM (4:52.07), Georgia Kidd in the 200 IM (2:17.83), Kelsey Crocker in the 200 breaststroke (2:35.76) and Aleksa Gold in the 100 backstroke (1:01.65).The Blues also won all three relays over the division championships.MEN’S RESULTS: Toronto’s men saw four double winners over the course of the weekend. Matt Dans won the 50 (24.76) and 100 butterfly (54.01), while fellow veteran Mitch Ferraro placed first in the 50 (23.16) and 100 freestyle (50.54) events.Third-year swimmer Matthew Mac finished first in the 100 (56.38) and 200 backstroke (2:01.25) races, while rookie Everett Smith touched the wall first in both the 200 IM (2:05.04) and 400 IM (4:30.55).Single wins were registered three Blues. Chris Ruus won the 50 backstroke in 25.76 seconds to quality for his first U SPORTS championships next winter.”Chris has stepped up his training this year and he agrees that it has made the significant difference to get him to the national level,” said MacDonald.Rounding out the gold-medal victories were Gael Chaubet in the 200 freestyle (1:51.37) and Osvald Nitski in the 200 butterfly (2:00.87).UP NEXT: The Blues are back in action in the New Year as they host the Western Mustangs in dual meet action on Saturday, January 12 at Varsity Pool.  For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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Miner slapped with break and enter, simple larceny charges

first_imgA miner of Lot 23 Friendship, East Bank Demerara, was slapped with charges of break and enter and simple larceny and appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Anthony Lall pleaded not guilty to the first charge which stated that between September 13 and October 3, 2016, he broke and entered the dwelling of Shonelle Douglas, stealing a television and a gas bottle, totalling $115,000.The second charge stated that Lall stole two 500-gallon black tanks valued $60,000 from Douglas around the same time; he also pleaded not guilty to this charge.Police prosecutor Deniro Jones stated that Douglass secured her house between September 13 and October 3, 2016, and left, however, upon her return she noticed the said items missing.Jones added that Douglas made a report, after which ranks investigated and caught Lall with the items in his possession.Lall explained to the court that he did not steal the tanks but that they were given to him to sell. He said he told Police where the man resided who gave him the items but no investigations were done.The unrepresented defendant was placed on $25,000 bail altogether. The matter was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court where Lall is scheduled to appear on October 18, 2016.last_img read more

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Ogle’s airport service fee to be charged by airlines

first_imgThe newly-implemented airport service fee charged on passengers flying out of Guyana through the Eugene F Correia International Airport (EFCIA) will now be covered in the airline tickets’ price.This was done after the new fee came into focus when the airport operatorGCAA Director General, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Egbert Field with OAI CEO Anthony Mekdeci (seated); LIAT CEO Julie Reifer-Jones and other officials following Monday’s meetingadvertised that it will be collecting the fee directly from passengers effective July 1, 2017 for the maintenance of the airport facilities. The fee, which all international passengers will be required to pay, will be in the sum of $3600 for adults and $2400 for children aged seven and under.However, Ogle Airport Incorporated (OAI), while attempting to streamline its revenue collection, did not take into account that some passengers could have been charged twice nor that its action would infringe on the ease of travel for passengers had the fee been charged directly to passengers.As such, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the OAI have been in talks with the regional airlines operating out of the Airport to have the fee be charged on the tickets and not separately by the Airport.With this new arrangement, the airlines will have to remit the monies collected for the fee to the Airport. On Monday, local authorities wrapped up discussions with LIAT Airlines.“The outcome of the meeting saw both sides agreeing to have the International Air Transport Association (IATA) register the Airport Service Fee in the IATA’s Global Distribution System and for same to be collected by LIAT and remitted to the EFCIA. As a consequence, effective September 1, 2017, all bookings and ticket sales will include the airport service fee in the price of the ticket,” a release from the GCAA stated.The agreement reached between the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OAI and LIAT will not result in passengers being charged double and will facilitate the ease of travel for passengers, the Aviation Authority outlined.Monday’s meeting was chaired by GCAA Director General, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Egbert Field, and included OAI CEO Anthony Mekdeci; EFCIA Deputy Airport Terminal Manager, Phillip Lynch; LIAT CEO Julie Reifer-Jones; LIAT Country Manager Orin Walton; LIAT Pricing and Revenue Manager Gavin Bovell, and GCAA Director of Air Transport Management, Saheed Sulaman.Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that the GCAA and the OAI are currently in talks with the two other airlines offering regional flights – GUM Air and Trans Guyana Airways – to iron out how the airport service fee will be imposed on their passengers.A top aviation official explained that because these two airlines are not members of IATA, they could not enter into the same arrangement as LIAT. As such, meetings are expected to continue with these smaller airlines to determine whether their passengers would be charged separately or the fee would also be included in the ticket costs and the airlines would remit same to the Airport.last_img read more

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