In a new Facebook post, singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt announced that she has canceled the first leg of her tour with James Taylor, citing that she’ll need the time to recover from an upcoming surgery, which she discovered she needed during a recent doctor’s visit. However, while the news of the cancelation is difficult for fans, happily, Raitt also shared that the “prognosis is good and a full recovery is expected.”Bonnie Raitt also shared a statement with fans in the Facebook post, adding:I’m deeply sorry to have to disappoint my fans, James and colleagues with these cancellations. I was so looking forward to our tour, but I’m very grateful that the doctors feel this can be taken care of with surgery. I’m feeling strong and am in great hands with my wonderful team. I fully expect to return for the second leg of the US tour in June followed by our European tour in July.Thank you all for your concern and understanding that the best gift you could give me is respecting my wish for privacy and giving me space to heal. Can’t wait to see you all back on the road again soon!Given Raitt’s last-minute cancelation, for the canceled tour dates, James Taylor will perform two sets, with the shows billed as an “Evening With James Taylor & His All-Star Band.” James Taylor’s solo tour will begin on May 8th in Jacksonville, Florida, and extends through a show on St. Paul, Minnesota on June 22nd, when Raitt is expected to rejoin the tour. During Taylor’s shows on May 29th in Phoenix and May 31st and June 1st in Hollywood, it was recently announced that Sheryl Crow will appear with Taylor.You can read Bonnie Raitt’s official post on the cancelation below. For more information about James Taylor’s tour or for refunds, head here.[H/T JamBase]
Friday was not the first time Bill Murray has shared the stage with the roots rock trio. The part-time professional musician previously sat in with the band just a week prior during a Puss N Boots performance at Sunny’s Bar in Brooklyn. Murray also took his own musical career to new levels in 2017 when he teamed up with acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler for a classical album titled, New Worlds. Murray and Volver, along with violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, also spent much of the spring and parts of summer and fall 2018 on a global concert tour in support of the new release. However, Murray was not done performing with the ending of “Blue Christmas”. Buzzed on the energy of the holiday season, he also donned some reindeer bells and bounced around the stage like a little elf after drinking too much hot cocoa while the band played “Shake Your Christmas Butt”. Watch the clip below: On Friday night, Puss N Boots—the folk-rock trio comprised of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper—hosted their annual Christmas Extravaganza concert at The Bell House in New York City. The show featured all three artists onstage in holiday-themed attire performing a mix of country originals and Christmas covers in front of their hometown fans. To make the night even more magical, the trio was accompanied by one of their more famous fans, actor Bill Murray, who joined the band onstage to help Jones deliver a romantic cover “Blue Christmas”, originally recorded by Elvis Presley.Bill Murray stepped to the microphone on the Bell House’s holiday-themed stage wearing an adorable little elf hat in unity with the band and their own outfits. Murray, Jones, and Popper all shared vocal harmony duties for the relaxed holiday tune, which had its own country swagger thanks to Sasha Dobson’s drum rhythm and Jones’ guitar work. Murray went on to encourage the crowd to join in on the collaboration (“If you know it you can sing along”).You can watch Bill Murray’s sit-in in a video shared by a fan after the performance. The performance sounds pretty impressive thanks to the contrasting vocal tones of Murray and the two female singers. Bill shines just as brightly as those lights on stage when he dials into that higher singing octave to belt out the lyrics, “You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white”. Check it out below:
Show Closed This production ended its run on May 28, 2017 Broadway alum Jeffry Denman will join the cast of Cagney this month. He assumes the role of Bob Hope and others beginning October 14, taking over for Jeremy Benton at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre.Denman last appeared on the New York stage in the off-Broadway revival of Passion. His additional credits include Yank!, White Christmas, Of Thee I Sing, The Producers, Cats and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.Cagney follows the life of James Cagney (played by Robert Creighton, who also contributed original music with Christopher McGovern) from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood. The score features classic George M. Cohan favorites: “Give My Regards To Broadway,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”In addition to Creighton and Denman, the cast of Cagney includes Danette Holden, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi and Bruce Sabath. The production is directed by Bill Castellino and choreographed by Joshua Bergasses, and features a book by Peter Cooley. View Comments Jeffry Denman(Photo courtesy of Keith Sherman & Associates) Related Shows Cagney
Volume XXXIINumber 1Page i Here is the 32nd annual spring Garden Packet from the Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Written by 14 CAES faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students, these 26 features are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable gardening information they want. Your UGA Cooperative Extension county agent (just call 1-800-ASK-UGA1) can help you localize these features. The stories are available on the Georgia FACES Web site at georgiafaces.com.The 2007 Garden Packet stories are: 1 Organic garden? Take balanced approach Kristen Plank 2 Beginner’s guide to vegetable garden Jamie Hamblin 3 Avoid feast for insects in garden Stephanie Schupska 4 Five quick steps to controlling insects in garden Schupska 5 Southern peas: longtime tradition in South George Boyhan 6 Pick a peck of pickles from garden this year Dan Rahn 7 Great gardens can come in small spaces Terry Kelley 8 Prevention key to garden disease control Brad Haire 9 Start trellising when plants start growing Kelley10 Soil testing can prevent garden problems Kelley11 Gardeners’ needs set insect-control choices Alton Sparks12 Home pecans as much an art as a science Lenny Wells13 Backyard berries easier to grow than you think Schupska14 Keep your garden ‘contained’ and versatile Plank15 With care, orchids provide years of beauty Hamblin16 Elephant ears add tropical appeal to yard Bodie Pennisi17 Thorny pyracanthas ablaze with berries in winter Rahn18 Georgia Gold Medal plants winners in landscape Rahn19 Swamp hibiscus a winner around water garden Pennisi20 Striking flowers make Firespike landscape winner Pennisi21 Madison takes Confederate jasmine north Gary Wade22 Yellow azalea: ‘Admiral Semmes’ clearly a winner Wade23 Fast-growing, pest-free Green Giant draws acclaim Wade24 Protect pantry from Indian meal moths Aubree Roche25 Laying dormant sod is risky business Sharon Omahen26 New ‘Gardening in Georgia’ shows on GPB Faith PeppersHere are all of the annual UGA garden packet articles for thepast six years:2007 Garden Packet Articles2006 Garden Packet Articles2005 Garden Packet Articles2004 Garden Packet Articles 2003 Garden Packet Articles 2002 Garden Packet Articles(Dan Rahn is the principal editor of the annual gardenpacket and a news editor with the University of Georgia Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Growing a good potato starts with good seed.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Tim Coolong advises Georgia gardeners to find a reputable dealer or seed source to obtain healthy, disease-free seed stock. Ability permitting, the seed stock should be kept between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit for a couple of weeks to initiate sprouting.Cutting seed pieces one or two days prior to planting can help suberize (heal) the cut surfaces, which allows a protective waxy layer to form over the surface, thus minimizing the chance of disease loss once the potato is planted.Because potatoes are planted early in the year, producers commonly face the issue of seed pieces sitting in cold, wet soil due to spring rains. These conditions put the seeds at risk for disease, so a well-drained site is essential.Additionally, when finding a proper site to cultivate potatoes, be sure to practice good rotation. If potatoes are planted in the same area for a number of consecutive years, the crop is put at risk for potato scab and other soilborne diseases.As for fertilizing, potatoes are described by Coolong as “average feeders.”“They’re not particularly heavy nitrogen feeders, such as sweet corn, but they require significantly more nitrogen than sweet potatoes,” Coolong said.It is typically recommended for growers to apply their phosphorus and at least half of their potassium at planting. Nitrogen applications can be split into a quarter at planting, then two or three more applications done during the season.When the potatoes are being hilled, or soil is brought up around the vines to prevent them from poking out of the ground and greening, an application of fertilizer can be incorporated.“Once you get the plant going and sprouting out of the ground, it’s fairly straightforward,” Coolong said. “The initial phase, particularly early in the spring, is when many gardeners have issues.”Since potatoes are grown under ground, there are a few ways to tell if they are ready to be harvested. Some varieties are better for growing “new potatoes,” or immature potatoes, in which case test-digging can be used to determine readiness. As for full-season potatoes, Coolong said potatoes are generally ready when the vines start dying back and yellowing. The vines can either be mowed before digging or desiccants can be sprayed to dry the vines out.“If you go in the garden and decide you want potatoes, and if they’re the size you need, you can go in and dig them early, that’s perfectly acceptable to do,” Coolong said.After the potatoes have been harvested, they should be stored in a cool, dry place with a relative humidity of 70 to 75 percent. Cold damage becomes a problem if potatoes are stored at temperatures that are too low. Be sure to find cool storage, not cold storage.[Julia Rodriquez is an intern for the UGA Tifton Campus.]
“Get Outside” this fall with stunning 360° Blue Ridge Mountain views, navigate the massive corn maze, scoop up the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an apple cider donut, and celebrate the bounties of the fall season. Blue Ridge Mountain Maze is the solution for “Getting Lost in Fun.” Open Thursdays & Fridays 1-6, Saturdays 10-10 and Sundays 10-6 until November 8th, plus Columbus day. Visit our website www.blueridgemountainmaze.com for more details! Blue Ridge Mountain Maze is a passion project for co-owners Kate & Hub Knott, who began their journey into agri-tainment 20 years ago outside of DC, with America’s very first organically grown corn maze and the DC areas #1 Corn Maze Fall Festival. The two share a love for all things nature & outdoors and are thrilled to finally bring their family business to their local Blue Ridge Mountain home. The Blue Ridge Mountain Maze is not your “cookie cutter” style festival, it is totally unique and the down home feel makes it easy to become a fall tradition for families and adults of the region. Persuading guests to enter into a corn labyrinth has proven year after year to be a great way to encourage folks to spend quality time together by working to navigate the maze, and then celebrate with a cup of hot cider & a caramel apple after successfully completing it. Hub & Kate are so excited to bring their stellar fall festival to the mountains of Nelson County this year and couldn’t be happier with the positive response so far. It is clear that families truly need a place to be outside and play once more. With the tumultuous year we’ve all had, people are tired of being “corn-teened” and ready to burn off that pent up energy. There is a HUGE demand for safe and fun things to do. Being outside is the safest option for activities these days, and Blue Ridge Mountain Maze makes it easy to stay 6 feet apart. The event is 100% outside and is a safe & easy place to gather and social distance this fall, all while giving folks a break from being indoors all the time. For the first year in the new location, the theme of the maze is “Get Outside” to celebrate the mountains and encourage guests to take a break from day after day indoors. With its location at Wood Ridge Farm Brewery in Nelson County directly off RT 29, Blue Ridge Mountain Maze is conveniently located 30 minutes from Charlottesville, and 45 minutes from Lynchburg. It’s in the heart of the “Brew Ridge Trail,” home to several famous breweries and wineries, Monticello, Wintergreen Resort, the Blue Ridge Parkway, endless hiking, and Shenandoah National Park. It’s the perfect way to spend a fall day with an outing to a local brewery, then balance the fun for the family at the corn maze, get local pumpkins, and enjoy a farm view that is second to none. The Blue Ridge Mountain Maze is an all new fall festival to Central VA, filled to the brim with fall fun including a giant 5 acre corn maze, farm animals, giant slides, farm obstacle course, night mazes, private campfire rentals, a country store & a plethora of pumpkins in all shapes, colors and sizes! Come spend hours of fun OUTSIDE this fall and watch the fall colors come to life with our panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views. Open weekends from September 26-November 8th, this 100% outdoor festival is worth adding to your covid-safe list of fun, family activities to do this fall. The corn maze itself is what usually draws the crowds out to the festival, but Blue Ridge Mountain Maze is more than just a walk through stalks. The courtyard is an all ages playground for anyone that wants to enjoy it. Giant slides made from huge culvert pipes, a full size farm obstacle course & a pumpkin slingshot are just a few of the activities in the courtyard to entertain for hours. Not to mention the farm animals, a country store filled with local products to purchase, and the option to rent a private campfire at the Saturday Night Maze. Is there anything better than roasting s’mores over a campfire on a cool autumn night with a sky full of stars? The festival has something for everyone, both day and night!
By Dialogo October 30, 2012 The first Pantera HM-1 helicopter, modernized by Helibras, and belonging to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command, has started the flight test program in a new configuration. Designed as Pantera K2 by the company, the delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled for next December. “The partnership between Helibras and the Armed Forces is built on a vision of future. It is already generating benefits for all of society by expanding the Brazilian industry as a strategic step into the company’s expansion program. It entails the use of important technologies offered in a model of high performance …,” said Eduardo Marson Ferreira, president of Helibras. In the contract between Helibras and the Brazilian Army, the modernized HM-1 helicopter is the first of 34 units that will be worked on in the process [of modernization]. The aircraft will have brand-new wiring, engine hoods, a built-in Vehicle Engine Monitoring Display screen integrated with a crystal cabin, a four-axis automatic pilot, an Arriel engine capable of developing 40% maximum energy which is bigger than the previous propellant, an air inlet, and a completely modernized main transmission case. It will also have new meteorological radars and altimeters, modern navigation and communication radios, as well as a new rotary-wing tail engine, which will significantly increase the performance and security of operation in the aircraft. The modernization of HM-1 Pantera into the K2 version will extend the service life of these helicopters for over 25 years, and it was estimated that the last aircraft would be manufactured by 2021. Marco Wagner, Program Manager of Helibras’ Pantera K2 program, explained that after the perfecting phases in the preliminary project and the detail of the aircraft’s new configuration – all executed by the Helibras’ engineering center, as well as their decision of sending Helibras engineers and mechanics to Eurocopter in France to participate in an “on the job” training – the company will be following up with the certification and qualification evaluation processes, as well as training pilots and instructors. According to Helibras, the project is providing the company with a significant technological leap which will lead to the development of the new Brazilian helicopter planned for 2020, with the fabrication of EC725 model and other ongoing programs.
According to Garnar, this is the lowest number of active positive cases in the county since March 31. Coronavirus numbers 49 people have died from the virus and 535 have recovered. Broome County June 19 coronavirus update On Monday, Garnar says most county facilities will reopen to the public. For a map detailing where cases are located in the county, click here. In May, Governor Andrew Cuomo said phase four includes the reopening of arts, entertainment, recreation and education. The following departments remained closed: Facilities include: County updates He says he still encourages individuals to call ahead and set up an appointment with the facility you need. Office for aging: Limited walk-ins will be accepted. Please call (607) 778-2411.Board of ElectionsClerk’s Office: The office will be open 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. For the first few weeks, public access will be by appointment only. Appointments for can be made by contacting [email protected] to set up a time. For information on DMVs click here.Legislature’s OfficeOffice of Management and Budget/TreasuryPlanning and GIS Mapping Services: Open by appointment only. Visit the Planning page for additional information. Online mapping requests can be made at www.bcgis.com.Real Property Tax ServicesSecurity: Call (607) 778-2107 to make an appointment.Veterans’ Services: If you would like to make an appointment call (607) 778-2147.Broome County DPW HighwayBroome County Health Department: The Broome County Health Department will be open by appointment only from June 22- July 5th. Please call ahead to (607) 778-3930 to make an appointment.Broome County Landfill: Due to COVID-19 precautions the handout of recycling/compost bins to the public is temporarily suspended.Broome County Office of Emergency ServicesBroome County ParksBroome County Sheriff’s OfficeBroome County TransitCareer and Community Services Center of Broome County: Office of Employment and Training by appointment only. Department of Labor employees will not be on site, no unemployment insurance information is available.Department of Social ServicesFloyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena: The Box Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.George R. Harvey Justice BuidlingGreater Binghamton Airport Additionally, Garnar says the county continues to remain on track for phase four. Broome County Dog ShelterBroome County Forum TheatreBroome County Office for Aging Senior CentersBroome County Public LibraryWillow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced there are 43 active cases of the coronavirus in the county Friday.
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“He stayed in one hotel during his holiday,” Suarjaya said but refused to mention the name of the hotel.After the report came to the nation’s attention, a special team comprising officials from the Bali Health Agency and Denpasar Port Health Authority traced the places visited by the Japanese man during his time in Bali. The team also contacted the travel agency handling the man’s travels.“We are conducting epidemiology surveillance and health examinations on anyone who had direct contact with him in Bali,” said Suarjaya.The medical team will interview and physically check people who had direct contact with the Japanese tourist, including hotel and travel agency staff. Furthermore, staff that served the tourist in his room would be given special attention, the agency head said.He added that no one who encountered the Japanese patient had shown any symptoms so far, saying all of them were in good condition.Given the 14-day incubation period of the coronavirus, the team will monitor these people until March 4, 14 days after the Japanese man left Bali on Feb. 19. “If any of them show any symptoms, we will observe them at the hospital.”He added that a coronavirus test would be carried out on people who had direct contact with the Japanese tourist if necessary.“We may take samples from some people to be checked in the laboratory,” Suarjaya went on to say. “So far we’ve received no complaints from any hotel staff. I hope there will be none.”The hotel says it has disinfected the hotel rooms in which the Japanese family stayed, as well as rooms located next to them.Read also: ‘It is not COVID-19’: Indonesian health official mixes up disease and virusThe case is the second in which a patient has tested positive for COVID-19 following a visit to Indonesia. The first, a Chinese man identified as Jin, tested positive for the disease earlier this month, eight days after returning from Bali.Such cases have raised concerns about the country’s ability to detect carriers of the deadly virus.As of Tuesday, 28 people from Bali had been observed for showing symptoms of COVID-19. However, they tested negative.There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia to date. (kuk)Topics : Read also: Japanese man tests positive for COVID-19 after Indonesia visit: ReportThe man visited a health care institution on Feb. 12 after he developed “cold-like symptoms”, but returned home the same day because he was not diagnosed with pneumonia. He returned to work at the senior home on Feb. 13 but spent Feb. 14 at home.He had reportedly visited Indonesia from Feb. 15 and was hospitalized upon his return to Japan on Feb. 19 with severe difficulty breathing, and was said to be in “serious condition.” The NHK did not specify the man’s destination in Indonesia.Separately, the Tokyo Novel Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Center of the Tokyo metropolitan government’s website confirmed that a Tokyo resident in his 60s had tested positive for the disease and that his symptoms appeared on Feb. 12. Health authorities in Bali are gathering information on a Japanese citizen who visited Indonesia shortly before he tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and closely monitoring every person who had direct contact with the Japanese man.“We have started contact tracing. We found the hotel he stayed at during his visit to Bali,” Bali Health Agency head Ketut Suarjaya told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Japanese public broadcaster NHK previously reported that the Tokyo metropolitan government announced on Saturday that the man, a Tokyo resident in his 60s working as a staff member of a senior care facility, had been infected with the novel coronavirus.