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first_imgPhotographer Josh Webster was on the scene and shared a lovely gallery with of some of the wonderful memories he captured over the weekend. View his images below: For the twentieth year in a row, the Suwannee Springfest brought bluegrass fans young and old from across the country together to celebrate their love for the music under the sheltering majestic live oaks of the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park. In a world where festivals come and go without fanfare, such staying power is a testimony to the power of the picking party and the magic of the park itself. Springfest celebrated it’s anniversary in style, bringing a legends like John Prine and Del McCoury together with modern day acts like Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams, Larry Keel and Nicki Bluhm. As always, Florida’s finest were represented as well, with The Applebutter Express, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and Quartermoon on hand to bring a bit of hometown flavor to the party. The musical madness of Springfest isn’t confined to the stages either. Some of the top players on the bill took time out to lead workshops and tutorials for the many budding superstars in the audience. Artist Bean Spence was on hand to lead painting workshops for the many children who attend this family friendly event. And as always, the legendary late night camp fire picking parties took place all around the camp grounds, featuring some of the finest pickers on the line up getting down and dirty in one of a kind jam sessions with any one and everyone invited to join in.This mix of performances and outreaches by the musicians has been a big part of why Springfest is a “Don’t Miss” weekend for the fans and players alike. Finally, Donna The Buffalo, long running host and the only band to have appeared at all twenty fests closed out the show with an all star guest laden set on the park’s beloved amphitheater stage that had the joyful fans dancing to the very end.   Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 26) – Colt Mather opened defense of his IMCA Modified title with the feature win on a chilly opening night Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway.Hunter Marriott led the first laps of the 20-lap Musco Lighting IMCA Modified feature before Mather took charge. Mather started to pull away only to see the caution force a green, white, check­ered finish. Mather held off Marriott and Todd Shute to take the win.The Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars lived up to the nickname “The Class Too Tough Too Tame” as defending track champion Louis Lynch started on the pole and led the opening lap. Three-time Hobby Stock track champion Dustin Griffiths found the right line and when Lynch bobbled a little, it allowed Griffiths to take the lead.Mike Hughes started 10th, worked his way to third and on lap three passed Lynch for second. Hughes continued to chase Griffiths and coming to the completion of lap 17, saw a hole open up and took the lead away.Hughes held off last-lap challenges from Derrick Agee to take the win. Griffiths fell back to third.Shannon Anderson grabbed the top spot early in the KBOE Radio/Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby Stock 15 lap feature and never looked back as he led from start to finish. Eric Stanton held off several challenges from a hard charging Bill Bonnett to take second.“Mighty Mouse” Jason McDaniel showed the mighty power in the Oskaloosa True Value IMCA SportMod feature as he pulled away after taking the lead from Colton Livezey.Just as he began to encounter traffic on lap 11, the caution came out and forced a restart that put Curtis VanDerWal and Carter VanDenBerg on the leader’s back bumper. McDaniel was not to be denied as he held of the challenges to take the win ahead of VanDerWal and Logan Anderson.Rookie Daniel Fellows led flag to flag in the Kelli Steil State Farm IMCA Sport Compact feature  despite numerous challenges from eventual runner-up Jake Dietrich. Josh Barnes rounded out the top three.last_img read more

first_img Managing director Ian Ayre flew to Barcelona on Wednesday to speak to the Uruguay international’s agents about the possibility of a new contract, Press Association Sport understands. It seems unlikely the 26-year-old will agree to extend his stay beyond the 2016 end of his current deal until he knows whether the club have qualified for the Champions League. Even then that may not necessarily be enough to keep him but having previously pledged his support until the end of this season, the league’s leading scorer with 17 goals seems fully focused on restoring Liverpool among Europe’s elite. That is a far cry from the summer, when he was very outspoken with his frustrations about not being allowed to leave for a Champions League club, especially after Arsenal lodged a bid of £40,000,001 in the mistaken belief it would trigger a release clause. But while everything seems relatively stable with Suarez at the moment, former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes the club need a long-term personal commitment in addition to any new contract. “What must not happen is we have a situation next summer as we had last summer,” said the German, a Champions League winner with Liverpool in 2005. “He could sign a new contract now, take the £200,000 a week, the team finishes outside the top four and you have the same shenanigans. “I want him to stay but there needs to be clarity. He has got to understand what it means to commit. “If there is a clause that he can go for £60million, £80million and someone pays it, that is obviously fair enough, but you can’t have a situation again like you had last summer.” Suarez has scored 17 goals in 11 matches this season since returning from a 10-game suspension, carried over from the previous campaign, for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Liverpool have opened preliminary talks about a new contract for striker Luis Suarez – but any potential new lucrative deal is some way off yet. At the weekend he won the Football Supporters’ Federation’s player of the year and with Liverpool second in the league, just two points behind Arsenal, confidence and optimism is high at Anfield. However, they have a tough Christmas schedule with away trips to Manchester City and Chelsea after Saturday’s visit of Cardiff, and those two games could have a significant bearing on the rest of the season. Suarez is scoring goals for fun with 11 in his past six appearances – including four against Norwich – since the defeat to the Gunners in early November. But Hamann questioned what the striker’s mood will be like should things take a turn for the worse later in the campaign. “The way he is playing at the moment you have got to think he is very happy. But you have got to be careful because the team is on a good run,” he told talkSPORT. “It was probably the most impressive performance from any team this season on Sunday (beating Tottenham 5-0). “They have been absolutely fantastic and in this form you have to think they will finish in the top four. But things can change.” Suarez’s team-mate Mamadou Sakho has seen no reason to doubt the player’s commitment. “The most important thing is that Luis gives everything for the team,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “He really makes himself available for the group, just like all the players here, and that’s why Liverpool are continuing to make progress with every game.” Any contract offer for Suarez would have to reflect his pivotal role in the side and would probably make him the highest-paid player at the club. That would also be a significant statement of intent by owners Fenway Sports Group, who have built their business model more on reducing expenditure on salary – highlighted by the loaning out of previous first-choice goalkeeper Jose Reina to Napoli and offloading the likes of Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing to West Ham at a considerable loss. Captain Steven Gerrard is currently the club’s highest-paid player but with the 33-year-old midfielder currently contracted only to 2015 and the increased prospect of a money-spinning return to the Champions League, there are exceptions to be made. The Uruguayan’s value has rocketed in the last four months and while that may not deter the likes of Real Madrid, who were reported to be interested before their world-record transfer for Gareth Bale, Liverpool are doing all they can to hold on to their prized asset. Former striker Michael Owen believes the Reds have the credentials to not only secure a Champions League return but to win the title. “Liverpool are fully deserving of being labelled title contenders,” he wrote in a blog on Sportlobster. “The Reds are firmly back in the big time. “The noises I am hearing are that (Brendan) Rodgers has money to spend this coming window and should he unearth another couple of gems, I certainly wouldn’t back against them lifting some silverware come May.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 13, 2012June 13, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Upgrade Your Caching Adventure – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterOctober 17, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2011December 21, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Google Maps for Premium MembersGeocaching Premium Members have another powerful option in mapping their geocaching adventures. They can now access Google Maps on Geocaching.com. Google Maps offer extensive global map coverage, a shaded topographical map layer, and high resolution satellite imagery. Premium Members will be able to access Google Maps on the Geocaching.com advanced map. The current selection of maps, including OpenStreetMap and MapQuest, are still available.The price of a Premium Membership will remain the same. Learn more about the benefits of Premium Membership, which also include custom searches, sorting search results by Favorite Points, and robust find statistics. Sign up for a Premium Membership for as little as $2.50 per month.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

first_imgThinking of making a feature film? Here are 5 things every filmmaker should know before diving in to a big film or video project.Back in 2015 I buckled down and created the most significant project I’ve ever made, Dead Rush. Dead Rush is a first-person (POV) zombie apocalypse feature entirely from the perspective of the main character. It’s sort of like a cinematic video game, only I did it on a shoestring budget. To say this process was overwhelming is an understatement. I was in way over my head, with little to no experience. On top of that, I didn’t have any advice from other filmmakers who’d already gone done this path.So for those of you, who are about to take on a heavyweight project — be it a feature, a short, or a music video — here are some words of advice I wish another experienced filmmaker had passed on to me. 1. Should It Be a Feature?Far too many filmmakers make a feature when it could have been a short. My best advice here is to determine the value of a feature vs. a short. Features are very taxing, and they’re large projects to tackle. They are fantastic calling cards, but be aware they can take over a year to make. Be prepared to put everything on the back burner and only focus on this one project.2. You Have Less Money Than You ThinkJust because the budget seems large in your bank account doesn’t mean you have a large budget to film with. The cash will break down faster than the process of making the film. Trust me. It would help if you designated dollars for pre-production, dollars for production, dollars for post-production, and (most importantly) dollars for promotion and distribution. Remember, what’s the point of putting in all the time and effort if no one is going to see your film? Having, money near the end of a project is just as important as having money at the beginning.3. Time Is the Most Important Tool on a Film SetTime is a priceless asset, and there’s never enough of it on a film set. You’re always rushing, and you’re limited and confined by available time. The best thing you can do to buy more time is plan. Pre-production is your best friend —  spend lots of time with it. Rehearse, prep, storyboard, and know the ins and outs of your story before taking a step onto a set. This is a lifesaver.4. Favors Are Better than FortuneAs soon as you pay someone, you’re qualifying their skill with a dollar amount. If you don’t have any money, sometimes it’s better to ask the person for a favor than it is to pay them. If you can surround yourself with a team that is just as passionate about a project as you are, then they will prefer to put in the effort over getting a paycheck at the end.Essential tip: always value the effort a crew member goes to. If someone is doing it for free, appreciate their dedication and never take advantage of them. Their time is more valuable to them than it is to you.5. Be Ready for What Comes NextWhen I completed Dead Rush, the biggest mistake I made was not having another film ready. When it premiered at Canadian Film Fest, multiple companies approached me with a variety of offers to make another movie. The problem was that I didn’t have one. I had spent so much time in the clouds of my first feature that I didn’t even think about the potential for its success. My best advice is to be ready for what comes after — no matter what. If your film is a disaster, be ready; if it’s a success, be ready!All images via Zach Ramelan and Dead Rush.Interested in the music we used to make this video?“Inspiring Victory” by CymatixLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Using Audio to Drive Your Motion Graphics Video Tutorial: Create a Callout Graphic in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Add Image Overlays to Premiere Pro ExportsVideo Tutorial: Which Frame Rate Should You Be Using?Video Editing 101: Using The J, K, and L Key Editing Shortcutslast_img read more

first_imgNever the one to mince words when it comes speaking his mind, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday criticised the hectic cricket schedule, saying the crammed calendar this year will drain the players both physically and mentally.”It does affect the performance of players. The physical aspect you can battle but because of the amount of cricket (you play) at times you find yourself mentally and emotionally quite drained,” Dhoni told a press conference in Chennai when asked about the crammed schedule ahead this year.Less than a week after the conclusion of the World Cup that lasted over 40 days, IPL-IV kicks-off on Friday and will last 50 days. Indian players will play series against West Indies, England and Australia later in the year.”After the IPL, India play West Indies series, we then go straight to England, we come back, if we qualify (in the IPL) you play in the Champions League. Then there is another couple of tournaments before you move to Australia, so it’s quite a hectic schedule ahead of us,” Dhoni said.”Even if the demanding schedule may not affect all the players, it will affect quite a few players who have been part of all the cricket we have played for about the past six months,” he added.Dhoni had just before the World Cup spoken against the busy schedule, saying that this has made the players physically and mentally tired. That led to angry reaction from the BCCI who said that players are permitted to take rest whenever they feel tired.advertisementThe Chennai Super Kings skipper was in the city to kickstart CSK’s latest IPL season. CSK won the tournament last year and also the Champions League Twenty20.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

first_imgAgent of AC Milan midfielder Locatelli says he’s happy at Sassuoloby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of AC Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli says he’s happy at Sassuolo.Locatelli joined Sassuolo on loan last summer with an obligatory purchase option.“He had the courage to leave Milan,” Stefano Castelnovo told Gazzetta dello Sport.“It wasn’t a choice for everyone, but in my opinion it was a winning one. He’s grateful to his former team, but it was right to look forward.“Sassuolo will buy him for €12m. After that we’ll see, but I really believe he’ll stay for at least another season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: The Junos will open with a performance from electronic group A Tribe Called Red, before other big acts such as Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan and Shawn Mendes take the stage. Advertisement OTTAWA — The curtain rises tonight on the Juno Awards show — and the annual celebration of standout Canadian music promises to offer at least a few surprises. The Junos air on CTV and will stream online at CTV.ca.BY DAVID FRIEND – CANADIAN PRESS Co-hosts Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters will set the tone for show, which will be broadcast live from Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Among the highlights, Feist is slated to pay tribute to the late Leonard Cohen with an arrangement of one of his classic songs. And Juno organizers are also keeping the lid on a mystery guest who will close the show. Twitter Awards will be handed out in categories that include album, group and breakthrough artist of the year. Viewers will also have their say with the Juno Fan Choice award.last_img read more

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