BottleRock Presents Announces Lineup For Lavish New Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

first_imgSonoma Harvest Music Festival has announced the artist lineup for their 2018 event, set to take place on Saturday, September 22nd, and Sunday, September 23rd at the B.R. Cohn Winery. The Saturday lineup will be led by The Avett Brothers, in addition to performances from Lake Street Dive, Shovels & Rope, The Suffers, and Royal Jelly Jive. The Sunday lineup features sets by The Head & The Heart, Rodrigo y Gabriela, ZZ Ward, Rayland Baxter, and Con Brio.As Dave Graham, a partner in BottleRock Presents, said in a statement about the festival, “We are very happy to announce the return of music to B.R. Cohn Winery with the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival. … This intimate festival has a storied history in Sonoma wine country. No other music festival allows attendees to enjoy this level of musical talent in such an intimate venue, paired with Sonoma’s laid-back hospitality, great wine, and food. We essentially created this music festival for people who don’t like larger sized music festivals.”According to the festival website, the intimate event will be capped at 3,000 tickets, ensuring a “close-up, premium experience” for all festival attendees. Dedicated to hospitality, the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival pairs great music with the best of what Sonoma Valley has to offer, including artisanal foods from the area’s many acclaimed chefs plus as well as B.R. Cohn’s selection of premium wines and Northern California craft beer.B.R. Cohn Winery is a 70-acre multifaceted estate nestled between the Mayacamas range and Sonoma Mountain in the heart of Sonoma Valley. With a winemaking history dating to the 1860s, the vineyard is planted primarily to cabernet sauvignon and benefits from a unique confluence of geological and climatic factors that keep its soils warm, its vines frost-free, and its grapes ripe and flavor-packed. These advantages explain why B.R. Cohn is among Sonoma Valley’s few producers of world-class, single-vineyard cabernet sauvignon. Olive Hill Estate is named after B.R. Cohn’s grove of over 450 Picholine Olive Trees dating back to the mid-1800’s.Passes for the upscale event go on sale this Wednesday, March 28th at 10 a.m. PT. You can grab your tickets here when they become available. For more information about the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival website.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

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Soil Judging

first_imgUniversity of Georgia alumna Caitlin Hodges’ soil-judging skills took her across the globe this summer to South Korea, where she and the U.S. team brought home a first place win in the first-ever International Soil Judging Contest.The road to this opportunity began almost a year ago, when Hodges and her seven UGA teammates traveled to Tennessee Technological University to participate in the Southeastern Region Soil Judging Contest. After placing third overall in Tennessee, the team went on to the national contest in Pennsylvania in April. Fifth in the nationThe Georgia team placed fifth overall in national competition, and Hodges placed sixth as an individual. Hodges was then invited to be a part of the U.S. team at the first International Soil Judging Contest in South Korea in June. While the U.S. team placed first, Hodges placed eighth individually in the international competition. After the competition, the U.S. team and coaches were invited to Washington, D.C., to meet U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Hodges said the meeting with Secretary Vilsack opened her eyes to the importance of soil analysis and soil’s potential effects on the population.“We had a roundtable discussion about soil science and its key importance to the agricultural system of the United States. [Secretary Vilsack] was very engaging and seemed genuinely interested in our ideas and experiences,” she said. A love of soil and the environmentWith an appreciation for the environment, Hodges recommends soil judging as a great hands-on approach for students who are passionate about crop and soil sciences. “Anyone who is interested in the field should definitely look at the water and soil resources major. It was a great way to get into the field and study soil. That major introduced me to the world of soil judging,” said Hodges, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May.Currently a graduate student in the university’s Odum School of Ecology, soil judging piqued Hodges’ interest at an early age.“Concerned that I would be a ‘girly girl,’ [my dad] would take my sister and I on hikes and on trips to his landscape design projects. Those trips leant me an appreciation of the environment and a love for the outdoors,” said the Marietta, Georgia, native. In high school, she especially enjoyed the soil unit in her Advanced Placement Environmental Science course.“After that, I could not stop thinking about soil and knew that I wanted to pursue studies in the field of soil science,” she said. Once Hodges finishes her master’s degree, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in soil science and then stay in academia. Different soils for different usesAn academic activity performed by students to develop and demonstrate their knowledge of soils and potential uses, soil judging teaches students to identify properties and layers of soils and to classify the soils and interpret their uses, according to Bill Miller, a crop and soil sciences professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Factors like soil wetness, slope of the landscape and depth to hard bedrock are important factors described during soil judging.Aside from agricultural uses, soil descriptions are used in urban planning and development.“The skills learned in soil judging prepare students for careers in soil sciences. These are exactly the same skills that soil professionals use in making soil maps, the basis for urban and agricultural resource planning. Both farmers and urban land developers need soil information to manage the resource in an effort to maximize potential use of the land and to prevent environmental damage to it,” Miller said.last_img read more

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Nicaraguan Navy Sinks Drug Boat in Caribbean Sea

first_imgBy Dialogo July 24, 2012 The Nicaraguan Navy exchanged fire with four alleged drug traffickers in the Caribbean Sea, resulting in one arrest and the burning and subsequent sinking of the vessel on which they were traveling, the Army announced on July 22. The alleged trafficker, Florentino Solís, is a native of Laguna de Perlas, located in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS), was arrested while three other, unidentified members of the vessel’s crew succeeded in escaping, according to a statement by the armed service. The incident took place between the night of July 21 and early morning of July 22, six nautical miles northeast of the Miskito community of Wounta, in the jurisdiction of the RAAS, the announcement said. The Navy patrol detected the intruder vessel and pursued it and its occupants, who upon seeing that they had been discovered, fired at the officers, leading to an exchange of fire in which no casualties or damage on the Military side were reported, the announcement added. Authorities assume that the vessel was transporting drugs and fuel, and that as a result of the exchange of fire, the boat caught on fire, and its occupants jumped overboard and fled, except for Solís. Navy divers are searching the area where the drug vessel sank in order to learn more about the cargo this boat was carrying, the statement said.last_img read more

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Ugandan Presidential Challengers Freed after Arrests

first_imgHere is a video of Kizza Besigye being arrested: Police released two Ugandan presidential challengers late on Thursday after they were arrested for planning campaign rallies without permission.The opposition leaders, former prime minister Amama Mbabazi and Kizza Besigye, a leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, are both hoping to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni in elections next year.Police spokesman Fred Enanga told the state-run New Vision newspaper that “the two politicians recorded statements and had since been released unconditionally”.Police have made several warnings against holding public rallies without permission, with organisers required to submit details to the police at least three days before any meetings.Museveni, who has led the east African nation since 1986, has been endorsed by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) to represent it in next year’s election.But Mbabazi, a former close ally of the president, announced last month he would challenge the 70-year-old incumbent for the nomination. The move sparked criticism from the government, which pointed out that many of the failings of which Mbabazi accuses Museveni, such as corruption and a lack of jobs happened when he was the party’s secretary general.Besigye is a three-time presidential election challenger and a former personal doctor to Museveni. After he lost elections in 2011, Besigye led repeated anti-government protests, at which he was regularly arrested and held for a few hours before being released.last_img read more

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Three Guyanese in CWI U-15 squad for UK tour

first_imgTHREE Guyanese youth players have been included in a 14-member Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-15 Invitational squad for a tour of the United Kingdom in August.Chronicle Sport was reliable informed that Mavindra Dindyal, Rampertab Ramnauth and Isai Thorne are the three Guyanese to be named.The tour will start from August 4 and has been organized, following an invitation from the England Barmy Army Colts.Dindyal will make a second appearance at this level as he was the lone Guyanese in the 2018 squad.All three players performed to expectations during the 2019 Regional Under-15 tournament, where the gifted Dindyal was the leading run-scorer. Ramnauth, another gifted batsmen from Port Mourant, recorded 114 against Jamaica, and a brilliant 92 in the final against Trinidad and Tobago, to finish as the second leading run-scorer behind Dindyal.Thorne had a ‘player-of-the-match’ performance, and was one of the standout fast bowlers.During the two-week tour, the Windies will play six 50-over matches and one T20 match.The tour, which is being held for the fourth straight year, is part of an ongoing exchange between CWI and the England Barmy Army’s Colts.The full squad is expected to be released shortly.last_img read more

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Alexander: Dodgers’ Walker Buehler certainly looked like an ace in NL West clincher

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start One sequence illustrates his dominance. Trevor Story had come in 9 for 25 with two doubles, a triple, three homers and five RBIs in his last seven games. On Story’s first at-bat, Buehler shattered his bat with a 97 mph two-seam fastball and induced a weak grounder to the mound. His second time up, Story took a 97 mph two-seamer and then flied out to left on that 84 mph slider.Buehler said he did approach it like a big game instead of trying to downplay the moment – “If you have a pulse, you know these kinds of games are going to get you going,” he said – but refused to allow himself to be overwhelmed.“I’ve pitched in some big games before,” he said. “But this is kind of a different level. But the more experience you get, the easier that stuff is to handle. So I’ve just got to keep working through it.”He looked poised, acted comfortable and pitched with confidence. That’s what aces do.It shouldn’t be long [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Clayton Kershaw is still the Dodgers’ No. 1, and he will open the best-of-five NLDS here Thursday against Atlanta. But the kid, the 24-year-old rookie, demonstrated in Monday’s Game 163 against Colorado that he has not only the stuff but the spine to handle the big moments.No, let’s put it a better way: To make the big moments his own.Buehler carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, wound up giving up one hit in 6-2/3 innings and displayed dominance despite just striking out three. He looked like he absolutely belonged in the middle of the diamond at that moment. And when he came off, he received a standing ovation and a curtain call and didn’t seem fazed by either.The only area he might have had an issue, after the Dodgers’ 5-2 victory wrapped up the division title, was the on-field postgame interview when he noted: “This is the loudest I’ve ever seen this place. We need this the whole (expletive) playoffs.”“I apologize to all the children, all the parents, all the listening ears,” he said later. “But I’m from Kentucky. We don’t hold back when we get a little excited, so I’m sorry about that.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img LOS ANGELES — Two weeks ago in This Space, we referred to Walker Buehler as the Dodgers’ Ace-In-Waiting, and his response was short and emphatic.“Nope,” he said.Sorry, Walker. We’re going back there. Not only is it accurate, but the wait might be shorter – a lot shorter — than most people realize.Aces go out and impose their will in the most meaningful game of the year, which in this case was the game that meant the difference between the NL Division Series and the do-or-die wild-card game for the Dodgers. (Or, as former Vanderbilt pitcher Buehler put it a few days ago, the equivalent of an NCAA regional winner’s bracket and loser’s bracket game.) Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco He shouldn’t feel bad. The Kings’ Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown and the mayor of L.A., Eric Garcetti, all have slipped during championship celebrations. And so has Chase Utley, the sage veteran from whom many of these Dodgers take their cues.Buehler is an interesting blend. There is a self-assurance that doesn’t border on cockiness, it bleeds into it. At the same time, he respects his elders on the pitching staff and soaks up the information they provide.“In the (fifth) inning, I’m coming down to talk to him about the double-switch, when they put (Chris) Iannetta in,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “And Kersh and Rich (Hill) are down there, and he’s like, ‘My curveball, arggh.’ And they’re in the middle of the inning talking about, ‘Don’t do it too early, just trust it, get it out front.’ They’re there to help each other.”Honeycutt told another story, of how a couple of weeks ago Buehler was moaning about the grip on his slider and how he needed to develop a new one.“And then he comes in today and he’s like, ‘I finally started throwing those 82 to 84,’” the pitching coach said. “I’m like, you keep it at that speed they’ve got no chance with your fastball.“I mean, his changeup, his curveball, all those things are going to continue to develop because he expects to be able to do unbelievable (things). For a young guy to have not only great stuff but have really good command of almost everything he throws … He’s got tremendous stuff, but he’s got just enough cockiness in him. I think our veterans keep him in line just right.“But he wants the ball. He doesn’t shy away from any situation. And I think that’s a great attribute, for him and for us.”Colorado had rolled up 71 runs in its previous 10 games, but the Rockies were just as helpless against Buehler this time as they were two weeks ago, albeit in a different way, when he struck out 12 and gave up three hits and two unearned runs in six innings.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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