Brantley Gilbert unleashes new single Hard Days

first_imgBrantley Gilbert has released new single Hard Days.The uplifting track was written as a reminder that difficult times do pass and we often come out on the other side strengthened by what we’ve endured. Take a listen to the song below:“Hard Days is about finding and acknowledging hope in the midst of turmoil and taking the good with the bad,” shares Gilbert. “I look back on some of the harder times in my life and think about where things are now, and I’m thankful for the bad that led to the good.“This song means a lot to me,” he continues. “It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a song that can stand on its own lyrically. Brock Berryhill, Logan Wall, Jimi Bell and Jay Brunswick gave me the opportunity to work with them, and it’s something I’m extremely proud to be a part of. I feel like all of us are in need of a little bit of healing and in need of a little bit of hope. And this song offers that.”Hard Days follows the release of recent single Fire’t Up from Gilbert’s Fire & Brimstone album and his number one single What Happens In A Small Town with Lindsay Ell.last_img read more

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Sudan extends full curfew in Khartoum State

first_imgKHARTOUM, SUDAN – APRIL 18: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions, on April 18, 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. Security measures were taken at streets. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) FILE PHOTO: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions in Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)The Sudanese government on Sunday decided to extend the full curfew in Khartoum State for one more week starting Tuesday to prevent the COVID-19 spread, the Higher Committee for Health Emergencies announced.The government also decided to extend the closure of airports for domestic and international passenger flights until July 12.The Sudanese government imposed a three-week full curfew on Khartoum State on April 18. The full curfew has since been extended for four times.Sudan has so far reported 9,257 COVID-19 cases, including 572 deaths and 4,014 recoveries.China has been offering help to Sudan in its fight against COVID-19.On June 18, the Chinese government provided a new batch of medical supplies to Sudan to boost its efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.On June 11, a Chinese team of medical experts concluded a two-week mission of supporting Sudan’s fight against COVID-19 through sharing China’s experiences in controlling and treating the infectious disease.Related Khartoum wants the peacekeeping mission in Sudan disbanded Sudan extends lockdown in Khartoum state until June 29center_img South Sudan Refugees in Khartoum Offered Professional Counsellinglast_img read more

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Better Take the Bus- Traffic Department on CiTP and WCMF

first_img 1. EntertainmentLocalNews Better Take the Bus- Traffic Department on CiTP and WCMF by: – October 21, 2019 Sharing is caring! Share He says says the city of Roseau is available for parking in accordance with the law. 0:59 This week is the peak of independence events and the Traffic Department of Dominica Police Force says drivers will be better off taking public transport or carpooling.The police spoke with the press on Monday morning to give direction to patrons and specifically drivers ahead of Tuesday’s Creole in the Park and the weekend’s World Creole Music Festival.Assistant Superintendent of Police, Leanna Edwards outlined traffic guidelines for creole in the park.Audio Playerhttps://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/MJ211019TRAFFIC001.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.From 6pm to 8 pm, Virgin Lane will not be accessible to east-bound drivers but will be open for those heading north on bath road.The Morne Prosper and Wotten Waven bus stops will be relocated to Bath Road between Virgin and and King George V street opposite the Convent Preparatory School.Parents picking up convent students will be allowed to do so between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.For the World Creole Music Festival, Superintendent Richmond Valentine appealed to patrons to walk, take public transport or share rides because parking will be difficult. Share 1414 Views   no discussions “MJ211019TRAFFIC002” read more

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2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R does 0-60mph in 2.73 seconds!

first_imgIf you’re looking for huge power and big size, the latest 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 might just be the ultimate production motorcycle thanks to its 2,500cc inline three-cylinder engine (which happens to be the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine at the moment).While most folks would think that a 2.5-litre engine might be too big for a motorcycle, Triumph Motorcycles defied everyone when the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R set the manufacturer’s new acceleration record from 0-60mph (96.5kmh) in just 2.73 seconds. Yup, this Triumph muscle roadster will knock your socks off when it comes to power! 165hp and 221Nm of torque, to be exact.According to Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer for Triumph Motorcycles, “Triumph has once again demonstrated truly outstanding capability. With the new Triumph acceleration record achieved by the Rocket 3 R, we again enter uncharted territory because never before has a Triumph motorcycle reached such an incredible acceleration.”“Our goal was to showcase the exceptional performance of the Rocket’s unique, all-new 2,500cc triple powerplant. We have now achieved this, making the entire team incredibly proud. With the Rocket 3 line-up, we have consistently shown that we can build the highest capacity production motorcycles, capable of offering incredible performance and capability in return,” added Stroud.Based on the feedback received by the rider who set the new record, the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R is not only powerful in the straights but also a capable trackday machine with its racetrack set-up. The rider also claims that “It is remarkable how easy it is to take the new Rocket through corners. This bike handles more like a Speed Triple rather than a muscle roadster.”This got us really intrigued and with Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia planning to launch the Rocket 3 range this weekend (plus other exciting models), it would be fascinating to see the new bikes up close and personal. If you happen to be in the Kota Damansara area this Friday (6 March 2020), head over to JPM Museo and join the Triumph Muscle Mania 2020. See you there!Triumph moves all mass production models to Thailand–Ads–last_img read more

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Puskas Arena To Host 2022 Europa League final

first_imgUEFA has announced that the 67,215-capacity Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary will host the 2022 Europa League final.The Stadium was opened in November 2019 and will host four games of the Euro 2020 finals this summer.European football’s governing body also announced Helsinki in Finland and Kazan in Russia as hosts of the Super Cup in 2022 and 2023 respectively.Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy will host the 2022 Women’s Champions League final, with PSV Stadium in Eindhoven, the Netherlands named hosts in 2023.RelatedUEFA Announces Hosts For 2020 UCL, UEL FinalsMay 24, 2018In “Europe”CAF Reveals Format For Inaugural Women’s Champions LeagueSeptember 10, 2020In “Africa”Ighalo & Utd In Limbo As UEFA Reveals New Europa League Format, Restart DatesJune 17, 2020In “Europe”last_img read more

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Completion rates ‘unacceptable’: Marum

first_imgRugby League LNG PNG Kumuls head coach Michael Marum admits that the completion rates of PNG National Rugby League Competition is unacceptable. In an interview with this newspaper, Marum was concerned that the completion rate by the 12 franchise teams was poor. He said top teams like Lae Snax Tigers, Agmark Rabaul Gurias and Moni Plus NCDC Port Moresby Vipers should have high completion rates but it was not the case after his observation and assessments after round four of the semi-professional competition. Marum said Tigers, Gurias and Vipers comprise of Kumuls and SP PNG Hunters players and yet their completion rate is lacking their level and quality. “They have the depth in the experienced forwards and backs but are not really fired up to complete the sets,” he said. “These players should be making big hit-ups and gaining good yardage or metres for better territorial advantage and positions against the opposition. They should polish up and pick up now in the remaining rounds.” Marum said errors such as drop balls, penalties, scrums and stoppages were also contributing factors in the continuity and progress of game. “This is disrupting the free flow and advantage in attack to better their completion rates,” he said. Marum said the match referees should also be blamed for the stoppages because they love to blow the whistle unnecessarily. “The referees should be mindful of this and allow the advantage play to progress and see better completion rates of the teams in the semi-pro competition,” he said. Marum said the referees should allow the games to continue rather than whistle hungry with penalties near the 10 metres as witnessed since round 1 in Port Moresby and Lae. “Some of these penalties are unnecessary as it disrupts the smooth flow of the game,” he said. “We should be looking at penalties like high shots (head-high tackles) and not blowing penalties inside the 10-metre line.” He said with the stoppages the games take little more than 80 minutes to be completed. “We are also helping out the referees in their fitness level and also mentoring them on how to control matches but still they continue to repeat the same mistakes.” He said he has reminded them to blow their whistles on the right time and not to delay matches. “They cannot steal the show; let it flow with high completion rates in the end,” Marum said.last_img read more

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Russian region, rushing to finish World Cup stadium, offers food for work

first_imgBy Gabrielle Tétrault-FarberMOSCOW (Reuters) – When authorities in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region realised their soccer World Cup stadium wasn’t quite ready, they tried to entice local municipal workers to help them finish it — in exchange for free food and lodging.The stadium, one of 12 venues in Russia for the June 14-July 15 World Cup, will host six matches during the competition, including a quarter-final and England’s group stage match against Panama.Moscow hopes hosting the world’s most prestigious soccer tournament will allow it to present a positive image of Russia at a time of soured relations with the West over everything from the war in Syria to the poisoning of a former spy in Britain.The appeal by Nizhny Novgorod’s sports ministry — asking for unpaid help in the final run-up to the competition — evokes memories of the Soviet era, when the authorities would sometimes draft in students to help gather bumper harvests. It also shows how World Cup preparations in some places are running close to the wire.In a letter seen by Reuters, the regional sports ministry asked the heads of local districts to nudge municipal sports facilities into sending their employees to help finish building Nizhny Novgorod’s 45,000-seat World Cup stadium.Offering them three meals a day, housing and work tools, the ministry said the extra muscle was essential to ensure the stadium was ready for its April 15 inauguration.“Unfortunately the level of the stadium’s readiness for the inauguration requires the enlistment of additional labour,” says the letter, signed by regional sports minister Sergei Panov. “I ask you to send employees from physical activity facilities and other institutions in the field of physical culture and sport (10 people) to Nizhny Novgorod for the completion of construction and general service works at the stadium from April 6 to 14 (inclusively).”It was unclear how many towns and cities had answered the ministry’s call and sent workers, but the appeal appears to have been successful, as the stadium hosted its first soccer match on April 15 and has held two others since.Both the regional authorities and Stroytransgaz, the stadium’s general contractor, said they were aware of the letter’s existence, but that it had been “improperly worded”.The regional sports ministry told Reuters the letter was in fact meant to call on sports centres to assemble a team of engineering specialists to maintain the stadium.“There are some 40 physical activity facilities and other major sporting venues in the region whose employees have accumulated good experience in operating sporting facilities,” the ministry said. “In the future, it will be necessary to form a proper team to operate the stadium.”The head of a sports complex in one small town outside Nizhny Novgorod told Reuters he had received the ministry’s letter, but had decided not to oblige.“I’m responsible for the people who work here,” he said, declining to be identified for fear of repercussions at work.“Who will be responsible for them there (at the stadium) if something happens? Of course it would the person who sent them.”last_img read more

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Jonathan Jones a key component to rebuilding defense

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:aec44558df5baebddcd6763b Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-777953-3960105616001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. AUBURN – One of the critical returning pieces Will Muschamp inherits in his quest to revamp Auburn’s defense is Jonathan Jones, one of the better cover corners in the SEC.A Second Team All-SEC selection by the conference’s coaches, Jones is tied for the league lead in passes defended (17), including a team-best six interceptions.Jones, who has 34 tackles while starting every game this season, had a breakout junior campaign after an injury plagued 2013.With many of the SEC’s top defensive backs graduating or expected to declare for the NFL Draft, Jones will be among the top returning corners in the conference heading into his senior season and he wants 2015 to be better than his already strong year thus far.“As a junior, you’re going to look back and say what can I improve on for next year,” Jones said. “Honestly that’s what I did. I’m happy for the accomplishments but looking back at what can I improve on for next year.”Jones’ production exceeded that of his first two seasons combined and his interceptions came at critical times, with four coming in the end zone to prevent touchdowns. He had two picks against both Mississippi State and South Carolina in consecutive games.With players responsible for at least eight of Auburn’s 19 interceptions leaving after the Outback Bowl, having Jones back will be a major component to the secondary.“He’s been like a ball hawk,” said safety Johnathan Ford, the team leader in tackles who also has three interceptions. “He’s been really got his ball skills, his eyes and everything, has been great. He’s been playing great.”Simply being healthy was a key to Jones so successful this season, after a bizarre foot stress fracture he suffered walking on steps sidelined him early last season, but there was as much mental change as there was physical for the 5-foot-10 182 pound corner.“Just having confidence,” he said. “(For) most corners, (it’s) just having confidence in yourself and making plays that you know you can make.”Jones isn’t done evaluating his year yet, not with another game still to play, but he has areas he wants to work on before next season.As good as his instincts are, Jones struggled at times making plays in space and had a number of pass interference calls go against him in big spots over the course of the season.“Missed tackles, stuff like that,” Jones said of what he wants to improve on. “The plays that you don’t make that you look back and you want to make.” Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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Construction won’t slow July 4th travelers in Tennessee

first_imgNASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.“It is estimated that 985,000 motorists will travel Tennessee’s interstates and state routes this July 4th holiday,” TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright said. “To help motorists reach their destinations safely and without unnecessary delays, we are suspending lane closures during this holiday travel time.”Motorists will still encounter some long term lane closures on construction projects.  While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on site in construction zones and reduced speed limits in work zones will still be in effect.  Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.AAA projects a record breaking 48.9 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend, a 4.1% increase from last year. An estimated 985,000 Tennesseans will travel during the holiday, with an estimated 892,000 driving to their destinations.From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel.  As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. Click on the WORK WITH US logo to learn more.[Work with Us with slogan no shadow]Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Sheriff Goins comments on undercover drug buys and arrest

first_imgTOP PHOTO:  Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins (right) oversees a tactical training session in June 2018.JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – “Our narcotics division does not rest,” said Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins. “I will reiterate my stance that the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is committed to drug enforcement.  Our investigators are in the continuous process of investigating drug offenses, and we will continue to execute search warrants, seize currency and property believed to be used in the sale and delivery of illegal activity.”  Goins said.“Once evidence is gathered, our investigators will arrest individuals who are engaging in these illegal activities,” the third-term sheriff said.“As in the two cases our investigators worked this week, you can see it takes months of diligent work to complete a thorough investigation.  That’s why I ask you for your patience as we work through the investigative process,” said  Goins.  “We want to ensure that through our investigative process that we collect the evidence needed to put drug dealers in jail rather than continue in a constant cycle of book and release.”“If you are concerned about possible drug activity in your area, I encourage you to call me,” said the sheriff.  The drug hotline is  strictly confidential.  The number is 423.566.DRUG (3784).  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/25/2020-3PM) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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