Trail Mix November 2012

first_img Powered by Flash MP3 Player Winter has come a little early to the mountains of the Mid-Atlantic.  As this November Trail Mix goes live, the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains are blanketed with an early – and heavy – snow.  Time to hit the slopes or strap on the snowshoes, get outside and head into the whiteness!Make sure you take this month’s fantastic Trail Mix with you!We kick off November with “Bilgewater Blues,” a funky blues jam from Jimmy Herring, one of the South’s living guitar legends.  Herring has played with Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, and more, and has spent much of the latter part of 2012 supporting his second solo release, Subject To Change Without Notice.Trail Mix is also thrilled to present a track from Grammy winning artist Kathy Mattea.  Mattea, a West Virginia native, has become a leading voice in the struggle mountain top removal.  Her latest record on the Sugar Hill label, Calling Me Home, speaks to her deep Appalachian roots.True to form, Trail Mix is all over the musical map this month.  We have Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly, Irish folkie Luka Bloom, rockabilly queen Rosie Flores, and some great regional artists in Antique Firearms, The Mason Brothers, The Bloody Angle, The Last Bison, Aaron Burdett, and Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts.We are also happy to have tracks from Ari Hest, Jim Byrnes, Forest Sun, The Coal Porters, The Trishas, and many more for you.  Make sure to give Trail Mix a spin this month.  Download or stream at home, work, or on your intelligent device of choice.  Spread the word.  Help us share the music these fantastic artists have so willingly shared with us.  And if you take a notion, grab a disc from one or two or these great bands or catch them live if they are coming through your neck of the woods.Download Trail Mix November 2012 here.Click here to open the player in a new window.Download more music from month’s past here! They never go out of style.No flash player!It looks like you don’t have flash player installed. Click here to go to Macromedia download page.last_img read more

Mr, Mrs, Miss… and Mx

first_imgMailOnline 3 May 2015A new gender neutral title ‘Mx’ is to join the honorifics ‘Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms’ on driving licences and other official documents, the first change to officially recognised titles in decades.Royal Mail, high street banks, government departments and some universities all now accept Mx which is used by transgender people or other individuals who do not identify with a particular gender.The title has been added, without fanfare, to official forms and databases and is under consideration by the Oxford English Dictionary for inclusion in its next edition.Assistant editor of the dictionary, Johnathan Dent, was quoted by the Sunday Times as saying the move towards Mx was a sign of the English language’s ability to adapt to an ever-changing society.He explained it was the first time in recent history that commonly used and accepted titles had changed.Mr Dent was quoted as saying it showed the way English could adapt to people’s needs, rather than letting language dictate identity. read more

Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust

first_imgShare Related Articles StumbleUpon Government denies casinos a July reopening July 10, 2020 Share Submit John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Rank lowers profit guidance as Mecca venues begin reopening  July 3, 2020 Rank Group has strengthened its commitment to supporting unpaid carers across the UK after extending its partnership with Carers Trust through until 2021.Since its inception more than six years ago in February 2014, Rank colleagues and customers have raised £2.6 million for the charity, with the money raised benefiting over 12,000 unpaid carers.Over the last 12 months, Rank employees have raised over £300,000. In addition, has increased its contribution to Carers Trust, raising over £77,500 since April 2020.Rank chief executive, John O’Reilly, said: “I am really pleased with the fantastic support that Rank’s colleagues and customers have shown Carers Trust over the last year. It’s extraordinary to see that, despite the difficulties we’ve faced over the last five months with our Mecca and Grosvenor venues closed and over 7,000 colleagues having to be on furlough, we have continued with our efforts to raise money and have now topped £300,000 this year. This is an outstanding amount of which everyone should be very proud.“There has never been a more important time to be raising money to support carers and the amazing work of the Carers Trust. We are committed to continuing this high level of support with our colleagues across the Group inventing ever more ingenious ways of raising money for this marvellous charity.“Thank you to all our colleagues and our customers for your amazing efforts and long may it continue.”Funds raised by Rank Group have been used to deliver support for unpaid carers which are providing round-the-clock care for members of their families experiencing long-term illness, disabilities, poor mental health or substance addiction.It offers additional funds for essential household items, as well as funding hospital visits which may have otherwise not been affordable.Earlier this year, Rank also donated its sponsorship of Ipswich Town FC to the charity for the 2020/21 season.Welcoming Rank’s extension of the partnership, Carers Trust’s CEO, Gareth Howells, said: “This is fantastic news for Carers Trust and all the unpaid carers across the UK we are working with to make their caring responsibilities more manageable. On behalf of those unpaid carers, and everyone at Carers Trust, I’d like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Rank’s employees and customers for all their generosity and tireless commitment to going the extra mile to support unpaid carers.“And coming as it does within the context of a global pandemic and an increasingly challenging funding environment, today’s announcement could not be more timely. Such sustained support for unpaid carers is also particularly important given the UK’s ageing population and the increasing pressure being put on health and social care budgets.”last_img read more

FT: Ghana 2-0 Cape Verde

first_img1655 The referee brings the game to an end.1653 Ghana increase the tally to two and its Wakaso. The Cape Verdian goal keeper in a last gasp attempt to equalise goes into to head a corner but in swift switch from defence into attack, Ghana scores and it Wakaso the hero for the Ghana. Goal 1643 Ghana turns defence into attack at Wakasu gets the most glaring opportunity to increase the Ghana tally but he blasts the ball way out of touch1640 Fatau Dauda pulls a superb fingertip save to save the blushes of the Back Stars.1632 Free kick awarded to Cape Verde at a dangerous area. Taken but passes menacingly across the face of goal. Nobody takes responsibility for it and the ball goes out of touch for a throw in.1625 Harrison Afful gets yellow carded for a needless challenge. A freekick is given just at the edge of the 18 yard box. Taken but wasted. 1624 Cape Verde searching for the equaliser. They win a free kick but goes too deep and goes out of touch.1615 The Blue Sharks respond quickly and try to equalise but Fatau comes to the rescue.1611 Goal!!!!!!! 1610 Ghana win a penalty after Gyan is bundled off the ball in the 18 yard box. Wakaso steps up to convert.1609 Cape Verde win a freekick just at the 18 yard box. Taken and headed dangerously but Fatau coms to the rescue of Ghana 1607 Ryan Mendes appears injured and it will be headache for the Cape Verdian coach.1605 Ghana set the second half underway and again it is Rabiu who fouls his opponent just at the edge of the 18 yard box.1604 The two teams make their way onto the pitch after pep talks in the changing room. Recess1545+2 Referee brings first half proceedings to a close. 1541 Isaac Vorsah gets into needless complications in his own 18 yard box as he fails to clear to safety a loose ball. He gets injured in the process but lucky not to have been punished for it.1535 Rabiu Mohammed is living dangerously. He is already yellow carded and is going into all the tackles. He needs to watch out or will be the first Ghanaian player to be red-carded in the competition.1521 Nhuck cuts in deep into the Ghana defence and releases a left drive which jets off the bar. A good relief for Ghana.1519 Fatau Dauda makes a brave save after palming a deep cross on the left.1513 Cape Verde have the most glaring opportunity to open their account but the final delivery goes way out touch. 1500 Cape Verde set the game underway.1455 They line up for the respective Nationals Anthems. Ghana go first as that of Cape Verde follow.1455 The two teams move onto the pitch from the tunnel and get ready for the battle.Live UpdateGhana play Cape Verde in the first of four quarter final matches in the ongoing Nations Cup in South Africa. The Blue Sharks who are making their debut in the competition qualified from Group A ahead of Morocco and Angola and are looking to continue the fairy tale run in the competition with a historic semi-final berth.They however have huge mountain to climb as they come up against a steely Black Stars side hoping to win a fifth trophy for the country after 31 years of failing to do so.Join for live updateslast_img read more

Blow for Manchester United? PSG poised to land Monaco star in £14m deal

first_img1 Layvin Kurzawa Paris Saint-Germain are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of full-back Layvin Kurzawa.The French giants have moved swiftly to find a replacement for the outgoing Lucas Digne, who is edging closer to completing his move to Roma.United had been tipped to lure the Monaco defender to the Premier League but, according to L’Equipe, PSG have submitted a bid of just over £14m and are now favourites to land the Frenchman.Monaco are keen to keep hold of the 22-year-old but are open to the possibility of selling the defender and would prefer to offload him to a club from a different country as they look to challenge PSG for the Ligue 1 title.However, the mooted bid tabled by PSG is likely to be too good to turn down for Les Rouges et Blancs, although manager Leonardo Jardim wants to select Kurzawa for their upcoming Champions League play-off game against Valencia.last_img