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first_imgShe has also penned hits for Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack and Faith Hill, among others. Clovers & Co. is composed of 42 vocalists, dancers, instrumentalists and production crewmembers ranging in ages from 11 to 19 from across the state. Their 45-minute show features music from the present and the past.For 28 years, Clovers & Co. has helped more than 600 4-H’ers develop their performing-arts skills. Another famous alumna is country singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. Lindsay and Nettles, who is from Douglas, Ga., were roommates on Clovers & Co. trips, Varnadoe said.After the show, Lindsay and Huckaby will sign autographs. Copies of the 4-H Clover Country CD, which features a few songs written by Lindsay, will be available for purchase.Tickets range from $15 to $25 and can be purchased by calling (706) 542-4444 or online at www.georgia4h.org/public/edops/cloversandcompany/default.htm. Tickets will also be available at the door, but advanced purchase is encouraged for best seating. By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaCountry songwriter Hillary Lindsey is best known for composing award-winning songs for other singers. But on Saturday, March 21, at the first Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Benefit, she’ll be singing the songs she’s penned. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga.She’ll be joined by humorist, author and syndicated columnist Darrell Huckaby, who will be the master of ceremonies and witty entertainment. The Georgia 4-H performing arts group Clovers & Co. will also present their show “Turn up the Music.” “We’d love to have people come and support Georgia 4-H and Clovers and Co.,” said Cheryl Varnadoe, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist and Clovers leader. “This is the first benefit we’ve ever had like this.”The benefit came about when Huckaby saw Clovers & Co. perform at a national convention. “He was very impressed with us and wrote an article about us,” Varnadoe said. “He said that he didn’t know if we put on shows for public, but he was going to become our biggest fan.”That’s how the idea for the benefit started.“It’s kind of neat that some of our alumni have come back to give back to Clovers & Co.,” she said.Lindsey, a native of Washington, Ga., is a former member of Clovers & Co. and a Georgia Master 4-H’er in the performing arts vocal project. She’ll perform several of the hits she has written, which include Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 hit “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” which won Lindsey a Grammy for best country song.last_img read more

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Merokeety Leopard Print Sweater Dress Wins Cozy Fall Fashion

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first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.There’s a fashion myth that dresses can only be worn when it’s warm out. Well, we’re not afraid of breaking the rules — and just so happen to be completely obsessed with wearing dresses year-round. Why? They’re the foundation of the easiest outfits — all you have to do is choose which dress you want to wear! Once that’s out of the way, selecting complementary shoes and accessories is a piece of cake.- Advertisement – This sweater dress is made from a super soft knit that’s bound to keep you toasty. If it’s particularly cold outside, you can throw on a pair of tights or even leggings to keep your legs covered. This dress will look adorable with any pair of knee-high or thigh-high boots. We would choose a black pair, but brown boots would work just as well.This dress fits slightly on the loose side, which makes it incredibly relaxed. It essentially feels like wearing an oversized sweater — and what’s better than that? It has a large leopard-print design that’s totally trendy. Leopard is everywhere right now, so you’ll look like an Instagram influencer in this flirty frock!MEROKEETY Women's Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater DressMEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress AmazonSee it!- Advertisement – Now that we’re in the thick of fall and quickly approaching winter, we’re shifting our focus to sweater dresses. They’re comfortable, cozy and keep Us warm all day long. When they’re as cute as this option from MEROKEETY, it’s only natural to click “Add to Cart” immediately!MEROKEETY Women's Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater DressMEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress AmazonSee it!Get the MEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress for prices starting at just $25, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Get the MEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress for prices starting at just $25, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.There are currently four different colors available, all of which feature the leopard-print motif: beige, black, brown and grey. The size of the print may vary depending on the shade that you select, but they’re all just as adorable as the next! Every single version of this dress is a success, and we can’t wait to see it hanging in our closets.See it: Get the MEROKEETY Women’s Leopard Knit Pullover Sweater Dress for prices starting at just $25, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.Not what you’re looking for? Check out more styles from MEROKEETY and shop all clothing, shoes and jewelry available at Amazon! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Gabriel Paulista takes subtle dig at Arsene Wenger ahead of Arsenal return in Europa League

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first_imgArsenal bought Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, the club they sold Gabriel Paulista to (Picture: Getty)‘Playing for Arsenal was an incredible experience that I will never forget,’ he said.‘I want to make history with Valencia. It’s the Centenary year & in 100 years’ time I want people to remember that Gabriel Paulista won the Europa League with Valencia.‘I like these types of games & the type of pressure that comes with playing against sides like Arsenal. I’m ready to do a good job & help the club go as far as possible in the competition.‘With all respect to Arsenal, I have nothing to prove to them anymore. I tried to prove my worth but I didn’t get the chances.‘I deserved more opportunities. I was sad because I knew I had the ability to play… But other people didn’t think so.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Gabriel Paulista takes subtle dig at Arsene Wenger ahead of Arsenal return in Europa League Advertisement Gabriel Paulista missed Arsenal’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea in 2017 through injury (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Paulista remains adamant he deserved more opportunities to cement a place as a first regular first team starter at Arsenal.The 28-year-old joined the north London club in January 2015 from Villarreal in a £13.5million deal after the club’s US-based data analysis company, StatDNA, highlighted the Brazilian as a player of huge potential.Gabriel struggled to oust the likes of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, however, and moved to Valencia in the summer of 2017 after a serious knee injury cost him a chance of appearing in the FA Cup final win over Chelsea.Arsenal used the money generated from his sale to purchase Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel believes he was unfairly treated during his time in north London ahead of his return with Valencia in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 May 2019 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link378Shareslast_img read more

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Baseball All-Star Game

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first_imgAs you have seen in some of my past blogs, I really have no interest in All-Star games.  Baseball is no exception.  I do not agree with the premise that the winning league gets home field advantage in the World Series this fall.  The team with the best record in baseball should get the home field advantage because they earned it on the field.I also do not agree with how the All-Stars are chosen.  I want to see the All-Stars for this year–not a team picked by which city voted the most on their computers.  I will probably start watching the All-Star game tonight, but at 9 p.m. I will turn to TNT and watch Rizzoli & Isles  By 9 p.m. I am already bored with the All-Star game.last_img

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Big dance or bust: Following 2 NIT appearances, SU vows it is too talented to miss NCAAs again

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first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img For those 77 minutes, Iasia Hemingway will always be grateful. Deep in the heart of Iowa, she had that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Stepping out onto the biggest stage was something she could never forget. And she did it twice. Hemingway experienced what it’s like to play in the NCAA tournament over the course of three games in back-to-back seasons at Georgia Tech in 2008 and 2009. Though her team never made it past the second round, the magnitude of the achievement wasn’t lost on Hemingway — even as an 18-year-old freshman in 2008. ‘That’s the best experience of your life,’ Hemingway said. ‘Not too many teams can go to the tournament. So I embraced it, and I just sat back and enjoyed it.’ Following 2009, Hemingway transferred to Syracuse to be closer to her home in New Jersey. As the only player on SU’s roster with multiple NCAA tournament games under her belt, Hemingway hopes to lead the Orange back there for the first time in three years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Ever since that one trip in head coach Quentin Hillsman’s second season, it’s been two disappointing trips to the WNIT. Now Hemingway joins a team in which 13 of the 14 players on the roster were top 100 recruits, and six of those 13 players were ranked in the top 50 out of high school. With a roster as loaded with potential as this year’s, Hemingway said, anything less than a trip to the NCAA tournament would be a lost season. ‘It would be a disappointment not to make it to the NCAA tournament,’ she said. ‘Because we’re too talented not to.’ In reality, this year’s talent has been four years in the making for Hillsman. It’s the combination of his 2007, 2009 and 2010 classes that give this team a world of potential. Following last season, Syracuse lost arguably the best player in program history with the departure of all-time leading scorer and rebounder Nicole Michael. During her four years with the Orange, she witnessed the influx of talent and the higher-quality players who were coming to Syracuse. She knew she was the best player on the team when she first stepped onto the court as a freshman. That year, she led the team in scoring and recorded the most points in a season in SU history. But as her career wore on, that trend started to change. Her sophomore year, she was fourth on the team in scoring average. Her junior year, third. And it wasn’t until this past season, as a senior, that she led the team again. ‘The talent went from me being the top player on the team,’ Michael said in an e-mail. ‘And as years went by, Coach Hillsman brought in All-Americans and top 100 players.’ Michael first witnessed this higher-level talent with the arrival of Hillsman’s 2007 recruiting class. That class, which was ranked as high as No. 11 in the nation by All-Star Girls Report, contained current senior guards Erica Morrow and Tasha Harris — the only other two players with NCAA tournament experience. Morrow, who was the program’s first McDonald’s All-American, is now a senior, watching the same increase in talent continue into 2010. ‘We have a lot of great younger players coming in,’ Morrow said. ‘You want to keep building and just to show the girls what that NCAA tournament feels like.’ Hillsman put together another Top 25 recruiting class in 2009 when Carmen Tyson-Thomas, Elashier Hall and Kayla Alexander all signed on. Last season, those three players combined to average 20 points and 13.4 rebounds per game. And this year’s class of incoming freshmen was the highest ranked class of Hillsman’s time at Syracuse. Collegiate Girl’s Basketball Report tabbed it as the nation’s eighth-best group, with the likes of No. 19 Rachel Coffey and Hemingway, the transfer from Georgia Tech. When Hemingway takes the court on Nov. 12, she will become the highest-rated high school recruit to ever put on an SU jersey. Hemingway was ranked as high as the No. 12 player in the nation coming out of high school. ‘I believe this is the best talent we’ve had since I’ve been here,’ senior point guard Harris said. In terms of recruiting, Hillsman has done his job. ‘That’s what you have to have,’ said Dan Olson, women’s basketball recruiting analyst and director of Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. ‘Those back-to-back-to-back top classes in order for you to succeed. … That’s a tribute to him and his ability to recruit. I applaud his efforts.’ But stockpiling talented recruits doesn’t automatically translate to success on the court. And Hillsman is the first to acknowledge that. A team goes beyond talent, he said. That’s why it is so hard to predict what this Syracuse team can do in 2010. The team was picked ninth in the Big East preseason poll, but experts such as Olson and Bret McCormick of All-Star Girls Report see this team finishing anywhere from fifth to 10th. Even Hillsman is unsure about exactly what his team will be like. ‘To have a good team is so different than being talented,’ he said. ‘It’s going to depend on how they gel as a unit. It’s really going to be how we come together, how we play together. It’s just camaraderie.’ Last year’s team is a perfect example. On paper, that team ranked third in the league in points per game, first in offensive rebounds per game and third in field-goal percentage defense. Yet in reality, last year’s team finished ninth in the Big East with a 7-9 conference record and lost four of its last six games to close the regular season. Six of its losses came by five points or fewer. When it mattered, the team didn’t click. ‘Now that the team’s talent is increasing every year, they all have to come together and make a commitment to not settle for less than their talent abilities,’ Michael said. ‘The talent is already there. It takes full focus and trust.’ In a way, Hillsman challenged his players to step up even before they sat down to talk about goals for the 2010 season. All they had to do was look at the schedule. Staring the players in the face are two games against preseason Top 10 teams. And that’s exactly what Hillsman wanted. He even called the director of the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout tournament and asked to play Baylor, the No. 2 team in the country, first. It really does sound crazy. ‘I said, ‘We want to come, and we want to play Baylor first,” Hillsman said. ‘And he goes, ‘No one has called and said they want to play Baylor first.’ But I told him that we do.’ In addition to the Bears, SU also has preseason No. 7 Ohio State on the schedule. It is by far the Orange’s strongest nonconference schedule since Hillsman’s arrival at Syracuse, and it was all designed with the NCAA tournament in mind. The 2009 team’s strength of schedule ranked 109th in the country. ‘Last year’s (nonconference) schedule was what it was,’ Hillsman said. It was Syracuse rolling over the likes of Delaware State and Presbyterian. Other nonconference opponents in the Hillsman era include Maryland Eastern Shore, St. Peter’s and Alabama State. But this year, Hillsman’s schedule has two teams that are virtual locks for the NCAA tournament. He is giving his team a chance to play those types of teams and to see what it is made of. Perhaps getting punched in the mouth by the 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner — maybe even literally — will show his team what it takes to play at the highest level. ‘It will be a good barometer for Hillsman,’ Olson said. ‘It will give him a good measuring stick of where he needs to be.’ All the players on the team hope for a different four-letter acronym to come to mind at the end of the regular season. They are tired of seeing ‘WNIT.’ They want to see ‘NCAA’ next to Syracuse’s name. The talent is here. The schedule is in place. Now it’s time to live up to that potential. ‘We appreciate going to the WNIT,’ Hemingway said. ‘But it’s like when you’re playing in the Big East, you run to get to the real tournament.’ [email protected]last_img read more

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10 months agoBayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool draw

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich coach Niko Kovac believes getting Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 is the toughest draw they could land.The Bundesliga champions will travel to Anfield for the first leg on February 19 with the second leg at the Allianz Arena on March 13.Kovac said, “Liverpool got to the final last year, they’re top of the Premier League and one of the favourites for the Champions League.“We’re FC Bayern München, though, and I’m sure Liverpool know they’ve got to come here to Munich for the second leg. The chances are 50-50. We’ll see what happens. I’m very confident we’ll get through.”Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “They’re the team of the hour, they’re the league leaders in England.“They play good football, they’re very physical and they’re full of energy.“You need two good days. They were in the final last year, they’re a top side, it’s a tough one but these are the challenges that you look forward to as a player and that you have to overcome in your career.”Winger Arjen Robben was also gushing in his praise of Jurgen Klopp’s side.“It’s an epic match. Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development,” Robben told Bayern’s website.“They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”However, Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer claimed that the Reds can still be “vulnerable” defensively having shipped seven goals in the group stage.“They’re having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final last year,” Neuer said.“They certainly won’t be delighted with the draw, either. They can counter quickly and they’re dangerous in front of goal, but they’re also vulnerable, as we’ve seen, and they’ll be up against a good Bayern attack.” last_img read more

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13 hours agoRaul insists Wolves aiming for Europa League knockout round

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Raul insists Wolves aiming for Europa League knockout roundby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaul Jimenez says Wolves are fighting to reach the Europa League knockout stages.The Molineux outfit recorded a brave 2-1 away win over Slovan Bratislava on Thursday, with Jimenez scoring the decisive penalty.He told BT Sport: “For me it’s always in my mind that I’m going to score. It’s my style of shooting penalty kicks, I’m never going to change. I had a lot of confidence and it was a good moment to score the second goal, we’re in the fight now.”We came here knowing that if we won the game it would be better for us, we’re fighting to go into the next round now.” last_img read more

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Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

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first_imgBOSTON – Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns.The lawsuit is the first of what’s likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company over Thursday’s explosions , which killed one person and injured more than two dozen in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.It accuses the utility companies of negligence and seeks compensation for residents of who had to evacuate but didn’t suffer injuries or damage to their homes.Frank Petosa, one of the attorneys who brought the case, said although families were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday, they still don’t have gas or hot water and must live in fear that the explosions could happen again.“These individuals have had their lives turned upside down,” said Petosa, of Morgan & Morgan.Columbia Gas officials didn’t immediately respond to an email on Tuesday.About 8,600 customers were affected by the explosions. Many had to evacuate their homes for days and may have to go without gas service for weeks.A letter sent by the state’s U.S. senators to executives at Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, on Monday said the pressure in natural gas pipelines was 12 times higher than it should have been.“The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has reported that the pressure in the Columbia Gas system should have been around 0.5 pounds per square inch (PSI), but readings in the area reached at least 6 PSI — twelve times higher than the system was intended to hold,” the letter said.The pressure spike registered in a Columbia Gas control room in Ohio, the senators said in the letter, which requests a reply by Wednesday.“We write to request that you provide us with information in order to help the American people understand why this terrible disaster occurred, whether the company was sufficiently prepared to respond to an incident of this magnitude, and how we can prevent any similar tragedy in the future,” the senators wrote.The explosions are under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. Chairman Robert Sumwalt has said the investigation is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts.On Tuesday, Columbia Gas President Stephen Bryant announced that the utility is donating $10 million to an emergency relief fund for people affected by the emergency.The Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund will help residents of the three communities with food, housing and other short-term needs as they recover, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said.Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, who has been highly critical of Columbia Gas, said the utility is “living up to their corporate responsibility” with the donation.Also Tuesday, Moody’s Investor’s Service said the explosions and fires are likely to damage the finances of Columbia Gas and its parent company.The Wall Street credit rating firm said the disaster was “credit negative” for Columbia and NiSource Inc., and may cause “the deterioration of each company’s financial position.”U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday sent letters to Columbia Gas and Eversource Energy – another utility in charge of recovery efforts – asking for more details about how residents have been notified that it’s safe for them to be receiving gas and whether the companies are maintaining a database and map of homes and buildings that have been inspected.The Massachusetts Democrats said there has been widespread confusion about whose homes were affected by the incident.U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, a member of the House Subcommittee on National Security, is calling for a congressional hearing into gas pipeline safety nationwide, pointing to the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts and in western Pennsylvania.An estimated 650 pipeline incidents last year caused 20 fatalities and 35 injuries, according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Massachusetts Democrat said. This year pipeline incidents have caused at least three deaths and 33 injuries.Lynch said the vulnerability of residents living near pipelines is even more worrisome given the aging state of pipeline infrastructure.last_img read more

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NDIT appointed by BC Hydro to administer Site C agricultural compensation fund

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first_imgNDIT is an independent corporation that was established in 2005 that has managed more than $80 million in funding for partner organizations, including administration of BC Hydro’s $800,000 Generate Opportunities, or GO Fund.Hydro said that NDIT will manage the fund and act as a secretariat to the regional decision-making board, which is responsible for overseeing the management and disbursement of the fund.Northern Development Initiative Trust and the board will work together to develop a strategic five-year plan, fund application packages and evaluation criteria, as well as a financial management plan.For more information about the Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund, visit www.sitecproject.com/AgFund. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro announced today that it has appointed the Northern Development Initiative Trust as the financial administrator of its Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund.The $20-million fund, which was launched earlier this year, supports agricultural priorities in the Peace Region.Hydro said it set up the fund to recognize the role that agriculture plays in the local economy and the potential effects of the Site C project on agriculture.last_img read more

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