Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie To Headline 2018 Pilgrimage Festival

first_imgSet at the rustic Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has announced the lineup for their fourth annual gathering. From September 22-23, the festival will see headlining performances from Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, as well as Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amoss Lee, Bleachers, and Lord Huron.Rounding out the initial lineup announcement are Dawes, Maggie Rogers, Elle King, Mat Kearney, Valerie June, The Struts, Jade Bird, Kevin Griffin, Keb’ Mo’, The White Buffalo, Pete Yorn, The Record Company, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rebirth Brass Band, and many more.Similar to Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will take place during the day and offer unique artist collaborations, the region’s best food and drink, and cultural craftsmen to bring Tennessee’s best offerings to one place.Tickets to Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival go on sale this Friday, March 30. For more information, head to the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup below: 2018 Pilgrimage Festival lineupJack WhiteChris StapletonLionel RichieHozierBrandi CarlileCounting CrowsAmos LeeBleachersLord HuronDawesMaggie RogersElle KingMat KearneyValerie JuneThe StrutsJade BirdKevin GriffinKeb’ Mo’The White BuffaloPete YornThe Record CompanyCaitlyn SmithJohn MorelandThe Infamous StringdustersTall HeightsTyminskiAaron Lee TasjanJillian JacquelineLow Cut ConnieDonovan WoodsCourtney Marie AndrewsRebirth Brass BandWild RiversJoshua HedleyCaroline RoseRobert FinleyDevon GilfillianWhitney RoseLilly HiattSarah Shook & The DisarmersAHILiz LongleyHannah DasherJosh MartinBishop GunnRalph’s World + Friends Siama’s Congo Roots123 AndrésMister GCajun MikeTom Mason and the Blue BuccaneersView Full 2018 Pilgrimage Festival Lineuplast_img read more

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EU scrambles to buy intensive care drugs to tackle COVID shortages

first_imgThe Commission was not immediately available for comment.There are shortages of analgesics, antibiotics, muscle relaxers, anesthetics and resuscitation drugs, among others, the source said, without identifying the names of the medicines being sought in the tender, because the procedure is not yet concluded.An internal EU document seen by Reuters shows that in April about 100 medications for COVID-19 patients were in short supply in EU countries.Among those not available or at risk of shortages in a large number of EU states were analgesic paracetamol; anesthetics Fentanyl, Midazolam and Propofol; resuscitation drugs Dobutamine and Noradrenaline; muscle relaxers Cisatracurium and Rocuronium; and antibiotics Piperacillin, Azithromycin and Amoxicillin. The European Union is seeking firms to supply 24 intensive care drugs, an EU official told Reuters, as it strives to tackle shortages of medicines for COVID-19 patients amid fears of a second wave of infections and strong global demand.The tender, which will seek drugs for ten European Union member states, asks drugmakers to submit offers by Thursday.It is the latest move by the executive Commission to coordinate purchases of critical treatments, vaccines and equipment for EU members amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These drugs are mostly used in critically ill COVID-19 patients who need to be sedated for intubation.Steroid Dexamethasone was also seen in April at risk of shortages in Ireland, Cyprus and Luxembourg. The drug, which is made by several generic drugmakers, reduces death rates in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to British research.After the bids, the Commission could strike deals with companies that agree to supply the bloc with their drugs. EU states would then be able to place their orders with the manufacturers.Joint tenders are meant to avoid competition among EU states for drugs and critical equipment.Some EU governments have complained EU procedures are too complex, EU officials said. A tender to buy face masks initially received no offers in March. Supplies began flowing later after a second tender.Most of the 27 EU countries reached a peak in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths a few weeks ago, but many have recently seen a resurgence of cases and large localized outbreaks, the bloc’s public health body, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), said last week.Topics :last_img read more

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Ryan Garcia delivers first pitch like a champ before Angels game

first_img Looks like the kid has a pretty good hook from the mound to match the hooks he delivers in the ring. (Video courtesy DAZN’s “ChangeUp.”)[email protected] threw out a PERFECT first pitch at tonight’s @Angels game ⚾💨Watch Our @MLB Whiparound Show #ChangeUp 👉 https://t.co/j4BIUfmyff pic.twitter.com/aLX9hwHa7l— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 7, 2019The 20-year-old Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) has been making a strong case for a lightweight title opportunity. The Los Angeles native and Golden Boy Promotions fighter is coming off a stoppage in his last fight March 30, when he made Jose Lopez’s corner throw in the towel after the second round.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN Garcia made it clear after dispatching Lopez that he wanted a title shot soon, specifically against junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis.”Do I think I’m ready for a world title this year?” he said after his fight on DAZN. “Hell, yes.” Ryan Garcia knocked out his first-pitch duties with ease Thursday night.The rising boxing star delivered a strike before the Angels’ game vs. the A’s in Anaheim, Calif., after showing off some fancy footwork. Join DAZN and watch GGG-Rolls: Sign up in the U.S. | In CanadaGarcia challenged Davis and his promoter, Mayweather Promotions.”And also, I wanted to say something to the Mayweather camp that keeps running their mouth, man. Don’t worry … you get your fights up and I will whoop your ass anywhere,” Garcia said. “Let’s do it. I ain’t intimidated by Mayweather. Nobody could intimidate me.”last_img read more

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Navy Veteran’s body found in apartment 3-years after his death

first_imgThe body of a Navy Veteran was discovered in an apartment almost 3-years after he initially died.The discovery was made earlier this week by staff of the DeSoto Town Center Apartments in DeSoto, Texas.According to the report, the staff at the apartment complex decided to conduct a check on apartments that had not been using water for an extended period of time, and that’s when they found 51-year-old Ronald Wayne White deceased on the kitchen floor of his apartment.A Dallas County medical examiner later determined that White had been deceased for at least three years when his body was found.Staff at the apartment complex say that they were unaware that anything was wrong because White was a month-to-month renter and the payments were automatically being taken out of his bank account.White’s mother Doris Stevens, told reporters that her son was working for a defense contractor and that the job took him all over the world but that she would hear from him once or twice a month. Stevens says she began to worry when she stopped receiving his phone calls and couldn’t contact him herself. The mother says she got no response when she called him, his last known address was invalid and when she contacted the police, she was told that because he was an adult who is known to travel a lot, they could not pursue it as a missing person case.Stevens says she also looked into hiring a private investigator but did not have the money for it.“When the medical examiner told me three years, my knees gave away. Three years? And that’s what I can’t get past in my brain. I can’t get past three years,” Stevens told reporters at WFAA. “My biggest question is, how in the world could my son have been dead in that apartment and nobody knows anything?”While there has been no word on White’s cause of death, authorities did report that there was no indication of foul play and that they found several medications indicating that White had diabetes.last_img read more

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Six bodies recovered from helicopter crash in Hawaii

first_imgHawaii authorities found six of seven passengers onboard a tour helicopter one day after they went missing.  The passengers went missing on Thursday evening off Na PaliCoast on Kauai Island. The search began after the helicopter did not return from an excursion off the Na Pali Coast.According to Solomon Kanoho, battalion chief of the Kauai Fire Department, the search was suspended Friday due to the fog and low visibility.The last contact that anyone had with the helicopter was approximately 4:40 p.m. Thursday when the pilot announced the tour was leaving the Waimea Canyon area. There are no indications of survivors and the names have not yet been released for the bodies that were found.last_img

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Florida Teachers To March On State Capitol

first_imgFlorida teachers plan to march on the state Capitol Monday when lawmakers begin their 2020 legislative session to demand more money for schools and teachers. The Florida Education Association says it will bus thousands of teachers, parents and public education supporters to Tallahassee for a march on the Capitol as state senators discuss how to boost pay for classroom instructors. Florida ranks among the bottom ten states in teacher pay. A proposed bill to raise teachers’ pay in Florida sounds good on paper, boasting the chance to raise the state’s status from the 26th in the nation for starting teacher salaries to the second highest. But educators say the plan has holes, especially when it comes to how it will affect veteran teachers.According to DeSantis, the proposed bill to be addressed during the 2020 legislative session would boost minimum salaries, not the overall average pay.The governor says this call was intentional and would affect “60 percent of teachers.”The average teacher salary in the 2017-2018 school year, topped $48,000, Florida state records show. DeSantis’ proposal would raise teachers’ starting salary from around $37,600 to $47,500. But as the proposal stands right now, it doesn’t address what the increase means for longtime teachers who already make more than the potential new rate.last_img read more

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White House declares health emergency for novel coronavirus

first_imgThe Trump administration made an announcement on Friday declaring the new coronavirus a public health emergency.Americans who are returning from ubei Province, China, will be subject to a 14-day quarantine while Americans returning from other sections of China will undergo screening for 14 days.Currently there are a total of seven airports that are accepting passengers from China. The airports include; New York’s JFK, Chicago’s O’Hare, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Honolulu, and Los Angeles’ LAX.Officials say the order will prohibit entry from foreign nationals who have been to China in the last 14 days into the U.S. among those who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus. The emergency order will go into effect Sunday at 5 p.m.The CDC said that while the general risk to Americans is still low, the situation in China is a “serious health situation.”According to the CDC there are 6 confirmed cases in the U.S.last_img read more

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Authorities arrested a man who faked his death to avoid prosecution in a child rape case

first_imgAuthorities arrested a Mississippi man who, police say, faked his own death to avoid prosecution in the alleged rape of his 14-year-old stepdaughter.On Wednesday, 43-year-old Jacob Blair Scott was arrested in the Antlers, Oklahoma, area after Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office received a tip describing Scott and saying he was living in an RV.Scott was added to the US Marshals 15 Most Wanted list, according to US Marshals Inspector Jeremy Stilwell.Police say he was not cooperative at first, and denied his identity. Authorities were able to verify it was him by by his tattoos.The US Marshals said they believed Scott had faked a suicide on his boat to avoid prosecution and could have lived off the grid, thanks to his military training. Officials offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to his arrest.Scott has been indicted on 14 counts, including sexual battery, touching a child for lustful purposes and exploitation of a child. He’s also wanted by federal authorities in Mississippi for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.He’s being held in the Pittsburg County jail in Oklahoma.last_img read more

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Florida Senate passes parental consent abortion bill

first_imgFlorida lawmakers are moving closer to enacting legislation that would require parental consent before a minor can get an abortion.On Thursday, the state Senate voted along party lines to advance the measure.If the measure becomes law, Florida would join 26 other states in requiring at least one parent give written permission authorizing a doctor to terminate the pregnancy of a minor.last_img

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McGhee named MEAC Rookie of the Year

first_imgGREG McGHEE by Ed Hill Jr.For New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—Howard freshman quarterback Greg McGhee was named the 2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, joining six other Bison football players to receive post season awards from the MEAC. A 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound freshman from Perry High School Pittsburgh, Pa., McGhee becomes just the third player in school history to receive the honor, joining former Bison Vontae Long and Willie Carter. McGhee had an outstanding season, starting 11 games and finishing as the team’s second leading rusher with 388 yards and four touchdowns.McGhee had an efficiency rating of 110.5 and passed for 1,784 yards and 13 touchdowns to finish fourth in the MEAC in passing. He was named Rookie of the Week five times during the season and he is a candidate for the Inaugural Jerry Rice Award, given to the top freshman in the Football Championship Division.Junior linebacker Keith Pough, senior defensive lineman Sackie Kerkulah, senior receiver Willie Carter and senior offensive lineman Cory Gwinner were each named to the MEAC all-conference first team, while senior defensive back Lanny Kelly, senior defensive lineman Corey Berry were voted second team; McGhee was also named to the MEAC all-conference second team. The selections were voted on by the MEAC’s coaches and sports information directors.(Edward Hill Jr. is the sports information director for Howard University.)last_img read more

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