On Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band completed their winter tour with a performance at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC. Following a show the previous night featuring a number of tracks from their recently released album, Signs, and some help from The Marcus King Band, Saturday’s show put the focus back on the band’s tried-and-true live repertoire, forgoing sit-ins and material from the new album. As many fans have noticed, the tour-closing setlist mirrored the set they played on 12/1/18 in Boston—their final show with longtime multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge, who passed away last month at the age of 57.The show’s first frame got underway with renditions of Jimmy Cliff‘s “Sitting In Limbo”, the band’s own Let Me Get By track “Don’t Know What It Means”, and The Box Tops‘ “The Letter”. “Part of Me” and “It’s So Heavy” came next, before a trio of covers (Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk”, Rahsaan Roland Kirk‘s “Volunteered Slavery”, and Charles Segar‘s “Key to the Highway”) kept the lively show moving. The band capped the first set with a lengthy gust of “Idle Wind” featuring a full-band jam surrounding “Rastaman Chant”, much like the one included in the “Idle Wind” from their album release celebration in Brooklyn last month.Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage for their second set with a rendition of Dr. John‘s “I Walk On Gilded Splinters” followed by a particularly mesmerizing rendition of “Midnight In Harlem” that built from a trance-like hum to an explosive peak courtesy of Derek Trucks‘ guitar wizardry. “Laugh About It” and “I Want More” came next, followed by another run of go-to covers including The Four Tops‘ “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”, Allen Toussaint‘s “Get Out of My Life, Woman”, and their classic pairing of John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery” and the Grateful Dead‘s “Sugaree”. To close out the set, the band worked through yet another fan-favorite pairing of their own “The Storm” and the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Whipping Post”, providing a fittingly climatic close to a memorable performance. Finally, the band returned to the stage to put the icing on the cake with a two-song encore featuring yet another Dylan cover (“Going, Going, Gone”) and Litte Milton‘s “More and More”.Below, you can listen to full audience audio recordings of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Asheville tour closer as well as the 12/1/18 show with Kofi Burbridge that inspired it:Tedeschi Trucks Band – 3/2/19 – Full Audio[Audio taped by George Hodges Jr.]Tedeschi Trucks Band – 12/1/18 – Full Audio[Audio taped by Bob Hundertmark]After taking the next month off from the road, Tedeschi Trucks Band will head across the pond for their spring European tour beginning on April 2nd in Paris, France. For a full list of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Thomas Wolfe Auditorium | Asheville, NC | 3/2/19Set One: Sitting In Limbo, Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, Part of Me, It’s So Heavy, Leaving Trunk > Volunteered Slavery, Key to the Highway, Idle Wind*Set Two: I Walk on Gilded Splinters, Midnight in Harlem, Laugh About It, I Want More, Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever, Get Out of My Life, Woman, Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree, The Storm > Whipping PostEncore: Going, Going, Gone, More and More“Rastaman Chant” jam/quotes
Day Two Nestled in the Upstate of South Carolina at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Spartanburg is full of outdoor adventures that are waiting for you. From the miles of trails perfect for bikers, hikers, and horseback riders to the quaint downtowns bursting with charm, discover something new when you head to this historic county in South Carolina. River walk, photo by Lucas Chambers A Weekend in Martinsville-Henry County, Va. A Day in Rockingham County, Va. AfternoonPick up lunch from Hamlet Kitchen, a locally owned and operated wine bar and gourmet-to-go shop. Spend the afternoon on the water, exploring hidden waterfalls and rock outcrops as you paddle Philpott Lake. Anglers will enjoy fishing for walleye, bass, and catfish. VisitMartinsville.com Bucket ListIf you take the Massanutten Trail, there is a clearing where hang gliders launch and the view of the seven bends of the Shenandoah River is spectacular. Day Two EveningGrab a drink at Pilot Mountain Vineyard and Winery or MidSummer Brewing, two new tasting rooms in the area. Rest up in one of over 40 vacation rentals by owner found around Hanging Rock. Big Creek Lodge at Luna’s Trail Farm features nine suites overlooking the majestic Sauratown Mountains, plus three cabins and an on site restaurant. EveningBook a spacious room at Cascades Mountain Resort. Kids delight in the indoor pool with a 110-foot water slide, while adults enjoy the secluded hot tub. The hotel’s Old Orchard Tavern has a full bar serving craft spirits and an award-winning chef who wows diners with well-executed nightly specials. Hidden GemLoudon County is home to Tennessee Valley Winery, one of the oldest operating family-owned wineries in Tennessee. At Ride Kanuga, start at the top of Wolf Mountain and choose one of 12 trails — from beginner to expert — to reach the bottom. photo courtesy Ride Kanuga Post-hike beers at Jocassee Valley Brewing Company in Salem, SC, photo courtesy Lake Hartwell Country VisitHendersonvilleNC.org Day 1 MorningGo full throttle at The Gorge Zipline. Billed as the steepest, fastest zipline in the country, the experience includes 11 ziplines, a sky bridge, and three rappels. As you cruise through the treetops, enjoy the pristine view of 18,000 acres of preserved Green River game land. MorningGet your day started with a sweet or savory breakfast from The Crepe Factory and then head out to Croft State Park, a prime destination for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. At the park, explore over 20 miles of trails with gorgeous views of Lake Craig, featuring a boat dock, ramp, and rentals so you can stay cool during your visit. AfternoonEarn your pint of beer aboard Hendersonville’s pub cycle. HVL Pedal & Brews books tours to downtown breweries and tasting rooms. Five breweries lie within pedaling distance. Those averse to cycling shouldn’t fret—an electric motor will kick in if you give out. Year-round attractions truly make Rockingham County a four season destination. Ski the slopes in the winter, fly fish cool mountain waters in the spring, listen to live music in the summer, and hike among the changing leaves in the fall. The rolling farmland connects you to wineries, apple orchards, small towns, rural communities, and local favorites that’ll keep you coming back for more. Day One EveningFor the best dishes off the grill, try Southside Smokehouse or Level 10 for dinner. Grab a post-adventure drink from RJ Rockers or the outdoor biergarten at FR8yard before you settle in for a luxurious night in a suite or cabin car at the Clevedale Historic Inn. VisitRockingham.com Fun FactWhen Hendersonville was established in the 1840s, one of its founders decreed that Main Street should be wide enough to turn around a wagon pulled by four horses. That early planning continues to serve the city well. Today the curvilinear Main Street is pedestrian friendly with public art, outdoor dining areas and flowering brick planters. VisitSpartanburg.com A Weekend in Spartanburg, S.C. Day One AfternoonTake a break for lunch on the deck at Calhoun’s at Fort Loudon Marina and spend the afternoon canoeing or kayaking on Fort Loudoun Lake. Fuel up with an afternoon coffee at the Ugly Mug and take a self-guided walking tour through downtown Lenoir City. History buffs can check out the Lenoir City Museum and explore two of Loudon County’s six Civil War Trails sites. Couple running on Cottonwood Trail. Photo by Sam Dean EveningStroll through downtown Loudon and explore the Stimpson Seashell Museum—one of the world’s largest seashell collections. Make two selfie stops at the mural in Veteran’s Park and in the courtyard beside the Historic Loudon Theatre, where live music is featured most weekends. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at the historic Carmichael Inn and continue the fun at Kinfolk Farms where you can choose from one of four unique-themed cabins and play giant outdoor chess with the family. Now Go Outside and Play! A visit to Shenandoah County, Va., is an unforgettable time where anyone can enjoy a day outdoors in the fresh mountain air. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Alleghenies to the west, visitors can hike, bike, or ride horseback along 178 miles of trails through the George Washington National Forest to see incredible views of the valley. Hidden GemSurrounded by Shenandoah National Park, head to Mountaintop Ranch for horseback riding, private waterfall hikes, mountain biking, and more. Showalters Orchard & Greenhouse, photo courtesy Rockingham County Tourism A Day in Lake Hartwell, S.C. Day 2 MorningHit the links for a round of golf at one of the area’s top-rated golf courses, Rarity Bay, Landmark Club at Avalon, WindRiver Golf Course, or one of the three exclusive courses at Tellico Village which offer public play—Toqua Golf Course, Tanasi Golf Course, and The Links at Kahite Golf Course. Biking on Dick & Wallie Passage. Photo by Steve Sheppard Photography MorningStart off at Hanging Rock State Park for miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, rock climbing opportunities at Moore’s Knob, and a network of trails to five different peaks. Paddle or fish the 73-acre Hanging Rock Lake or access miles of the Dan River. AfternoonGrab lunch to go from Fulks Run Grocery or The Dayton Market. Spend the afternoon picking apples at Showalters Orchard and sipping cider at Old Hill Cider. The whole family will love the games and attractions at Back Home-on the Farm or visiting the animals at White Oak Lavender Farm. A Day in Shenandoah County, Va. AfternoonPack a lunch or pick up a deli sandwich from nearby diners in Danbury before taking a canopy tour through the colorful fall foliage with Carolina Ziplines. Explore the local arts scene or find unique treasures in the charming downtowns of Danbury, King, or Walnut Cove. MorningDunbar Cave State Park is one of Clarksville’s most popular outdoor spots in every season. This 144-acre natural playground in the middle of the city includes almost four miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, wildlife, and guided cave tours May-October. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at The Wonderland Café with divine pastries, as well as breakfast and lunch entrees. AfternoonContinue your love of the outdoors by choosing from any number of iconic scenic byways perfect for casual or enthusiastic cyclers. The 23-mile loop to Brandy Station is a locals favorite, since it starts and ends at downtown breweries. Prefer dirt to gravel? Head to Burke Farm, home to over 300 acres of mountain biking trails. MorningTake an informative hike at Holmes Educational State Forest. What was once a nursery developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s is now a living classroom with five miles of trails, including the “talking trees” trail that educates hikers about different species and their uses. A Weekend in Clarksville, Tenn. AfternoonThe nine-mile Clarksville Greenway is a paved walking and biking trail along two waterways where you’ll enjoy native species, bluff walls, tree canopies, overlooks, and a 600-foot pedestrian bridge. The nearby North Ford Mountain Biking Trail is the perfect spot for riders of all skill levels. Canoeing on Tellico Lake, photo courtesy Visit Loudon County Fun FactFrank Sutton, who played Sgt. Carter in the sitcom, Gomer Plye, USMC, is a Clarksville native. Take a selfie with his statue downtown. MorningStart your day with a mouthwatering French pastry from Madeleine’s Bakery then take in some local history and switchback trails at Fort Defiance Civil War Park overlooking the confluence of the rivers. Next, find permanent and rotating exhibits, plus plenty of interactive play spaces for children, at the Customs House Museum. The iconic architecture outside and massive model train exhibit inside are thrills for all ages. If you’re a fan of good sushi, enjoy lunch at Yellowtail or Kohana just outside downtown. Check out our guide to 11 adventure-packed destinations across the Southeast. You will find everything you need to plan a memorable trip for this fall, or in the future, including outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, craft beverages, local eats, lodging recommendations, and more. VisitLoudonCounty.com EveningEnjoy an evening downtown where you’ll be captivated by historic architecture at every turn. The city offers several choices for dinner along with pubs, breweries, and a meadery. Explore a variety of local shops and check the schedule at the Roxy Regional Theatre for live professional productions. Fun FactThere are over 300 waterfalls in the area to visit, including King Creek Falls and Opossum Creek Fall. Boardwalk bridge along the renowned Clinch River at the Cleveland Town Park. Photo by Heather Powers A Day in Russell County, Va. It’s all about the outdoor adventures and unwinding with some local brews, wine, or good food right now in Russell County. Find a local trail, enjoy kayaking the Clinch River, sit by a waterfall, explore Cyclops Cave, and much more this fall. There are also some amazing spots to discover, including a lodge with your own cave to explore. VisitCulpeperVa.com EveningPiedmont Steakhouse, Lucio’s Italian, or Pinto Thai, it’s impossible to not eat well in Culpeper. Far Gohn Brewery is everyone’s favorite tavern featuring rotating German brews. Flavor on Main serves the best balance of specialty cocktails and small plates; and Old Trade Brewery and Cidery brings forth an assortment of flavors with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Walden Hall gives you the choice: a private suite, a guest house, or the entire house, yours for the taking. AfternoonHit the trail at the brand new Ride Kanuga mountain bike park. Founded by world-champion downhill racer Neko Mulally, the park features 12 downhill-specific trails suitable for all ability levels. Located on 1,400 acres at Kanuga Camps & Conference Center, the park’s trails descend from Wolf Mountain through old-growth forest. A Day in Stokes County, N.C. Moore’s Knob at Hanging Rock State Park, photo courtesy Stokes County A Weekend in Loudon Co, Tenn. Day One EveningWhile you’re already at Drayton Mills, you’ll find comfort food favorites at Dray Bar & Grill and a cold beer from Holliday Brewing. For other dining options in the area, The Kennedy offers a true food experience featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Or pair a delicious sandwich and artisan brew from New Groove. Turn in for the night at AC Hotel Spartanburg or Spartanburg Marriott, both within walking distance to downtown amenities. VisitClarksvilleTN.com A Weekend in Hendersonville, N.C. AfternoonFor a short hike, the Woodstock Tower atop Massanutten Mountain features views of Fort Valley and Shenandoah Valley. The rock outcropping at the end of Big Schloss, four miles round trip, offers a view you will never forget. EveningDowntown Hendersonville is home to 25 independently owned restaurants. Choose from authentic Italian, funky tapas, traditional Carolina ’cue or farm-to-table fare that showcases some of western N.C.’s finest producers. For a nightcap, head to the rooftop bar at Shine or The Poe House, a cozy spot that’s a favorite of locals. MorningStart your morning off with sunrise at the Million Dollar View over Fort Loudoun Lake. Loudon County, known as the Lakeway to the Smokies, offers a multitude of water and nature activities. Bring your fishing gear and explore the natural, scenic areas around Lenoir City Park and Tellico Dam or venture out to the East Lakeshore Trail, a system of nine hiking trails that feature incredible lake views. Day One MorningGet your day started with a walk, run, or bike ride on the Dick and Willie Passage Rail Trail while reading about the history of the Danville and Western Railroad along the way. Mountain bikers of all abilities can enjoy ten miles of looping singletrack at the Mountain Laurel Trails. Earn your Dirty Dozen patch when you hike, bike, and/or paddle 12 miles of trail in the area. EveningFrom southern cuisine and barbecue to pizza and burritos, you are sure to find a delicious spot to dine outside or pick up to go after a long day outside. Cozy up for a night at One Starling, a charming bed and breakfast with a beautiful porch to relax on. EveningGet ready for a feast at The Burgers. Be sure and start with a basket of fried pickles and get homemade banana pudding for dessert. End the night on target at East Tennessee Axe Throwing, a family-friendly ax throwing venue. A Weekend in Culpeper, Va. Day Two In a state full of fall color and made for road trips, Loudon County, in east Tennessee, is golden. With the Smoky Mountains creating a backdrop for hiking, kayaking, boating, and fishing on Tellico Lake or the Tennessee River, visitors can enjoy scenic drives, stunning sunsets, and trademark misty mornings. AfternoonAt lunch, stop by Sugar-N-Spice or Cribbs Kitchen for southern staples that locals and visitors love. Get back to touring the town with some antique shopping in Landrum or explore Drayton Mills, a revitalized textile mill featuring a marketplace and two-mile trail. AfternoonImmerse yourself in American history as you explore Cedar Mountain Battlefield where Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, performed her first field duty. North of town lies 2,100 preserved acres at Brandy Station, home of the Civil War’s largest cavalry engagement. For more information on how you can safely enjoy your experience, please check your destination’s website prior to travel. Day Two From thousands of acres of public lands to dozens of miles of waterways, there is something for everyone in the mountains of Stokes County, N.C. Take in the scenery all around with cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs, and bare rock peaks. Bring your own gear or visit one of the many outfitters in town, ready to help you get outside. EveningYou’ll want to time your evening activities around a vivid Cumberland River sunset. A romantic stroll along the RiverWalk is an ideal way to soak up the last of the daylight. Dinner at Liberty Park Grill overlooking the marina is another prime location for a fantastic view. EveningStop at Hanks Grille and Catering, Dayton Tavern, or Old 33 Beer and Burger Grill for a delicious post-adventure dinner. Catch a band at Cave Hill Farms Brewery or Elkton Brewing Company before settling in for a cozy night at Massanutten Resort or Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast. If you’re looking for a fall or winter getaway that’s off the beaten path but convenient, affordable with plenty to do, loaded with scenic outdoor recreation but not too crowded, Clarksville, Tenn., checks all your boxes. You can best enjoy Clarksville’s outdoors by following recommended safety precautions like wearing a mask, staying six feet apart, and washing your hands frequently. MorningStay at the Hopewell House Bike and Bed where cycling enthusiasts Kevin and Alice serve a wonderful breakfast, offer suggestions about the best country roads for biking, and provide a small shop to handle minor bike repairs. After a morning ride, stop into Burg Nutrition or Old Dominion Doggery & Burger Shop to refuel. EveningEnd the day with some mouth watering barbecue from the Pumpkintown Mountain Opry and sip on some refreshing craft beverages from Victoria Valley Vineyards or Jocassee Valley Brewing Company. End the day in a cozy cabin at Wildwater Ltd. South Carolina is just right! EveningFinish your day with a craft beer and good eats from Sugar Hill Brewing Company and Lonesome Pine Brewing or enjoy a wine tasting and mountain views at Vincent’s Vineyard. Settle in for a night at the secluded Beef Holler Lodge-Private Mountain Getaway or pitch a tent at Riverbend Campground. Day Two MorningWake up with breakfast from Thunderbird Café. Take a short drive to the overlooks and trailheads along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park or fish for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and musky in Lake Shenandoah. Day One MorningStart off your day with home cooking from Fourth Avenue Baked Goods Café and Bakery or Pat’s Kountry Diner. Head to Clinch Life Outfitters for all the gear, guidance, and inspiration you need to get outside. Hike or bike Sugar Hill Loop Trail and Oxbow Lake for beautiful wildlife and peaceful scenery. From small towns to big cities, we know you want a turn-key itinerary for the perfect 24- or 48-hour getaway. We’ve got you covered! Biking in Mount Jackson, Virginia, photo by Synaptic Visuals LakeHartwellCountry.com Culpeper is a surprising little town with big heart, reminiscent of when life moved a bit slower. The architecture and land is steeped in history, but the food, spirits, shops, and trails reflect a life more modern. It is the perfect escape from your day-to-day demands, but quaint enough you feel fully immersed the moment you arrive. AfternoonFor lunch, enjoy some amazing food at the Pumpkintown General Store. Then, stretch your legs and take in gorgeous views at Table Rock State Park on the Lakeside Trail. To unwind, take a tour of Table Rock Tea Company and taste delicious, home grown tea. MorningFuel up at 18 Grams Coffee Lab with seasonal delights and homemade pastries. Select one of three self-guided tours of historic downtown Culpeper or enjoy the walking tour at Virginia Bison Company, where you can get up close with grazing herds of bison. Grab food for a picnic from Thyme Market, including sandwiches, pizza, and desserts. Discover your new favorite mountain getaway in a place with hundreds of cascading waterfalls, hiking trails that weave through the hills, libations that are served with a smile, and overlooks that will take your breath away. Welcome to Lake Hartwell Country, a stunning region that sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge Escarpment in the mountains of South Carolina. AfternoonRefuel with a hot chicken meal from Flock Shop or a spread of high quality goods from Stone Soup. Get back outside after lunch on the Mary Black Rail Trail, featuring B-Cycle rentals, a bike park, and NFL Play 60 course. Or walk the four-mile Cottonwood Trail as it weaves its way through a 116-acre urban preserve just minutes from downtown. Fun FactCroft State Park, South Carolina’s largest state park at a sprawling 7,054 acres, was once a WWII Army Training Facility. VisitShenandoahCounty.com MorningWhether you’re looking for breakfast on the go or a sit down brunch, get your day started at Downtown Deli and Donuts or Initial Q. Once you’re ready to get moving, reconnect with nature at Glendale Shoals, a scenic preserve featuring a cascading waterfall, eye-catching bridge, and river access for paddlers and waders alike. Hidden GemsStep back in time to the historic Priddy’s General Store just across the Dan River, plus live music in February and October. AfternoonSchedule a tour and tasting at Beachaven Winery or Old Glory Distilling. You’ll meet people who are passionate about their craft and have been working many years to perfect it. With a driving tour and short walk in Liberty Park, you’ll be inspired by two Clarksville trailblazers and legends, Wilma Rudolph and Pat Head Summitt, whose bronze likEnesses anchor both ends of the park. MorningVisit one of the local bakeries or cafes for a hearty breakfast before a round of golf at Forest Park Country Club. Or try your hand at disc golf at Frank Wilson Park, plus a natural surface walking trail, horseshoes, and more. Visit Fairy Stone Park and search for the fairy stone, a naturally occurring crystal found in only a few places on earth. MorningStart your day with a delicious coffee and crepe from Coyote Coffee in downtown Pickens. Afterwards, make your way to the beautiful Hagood Mill Historic Site, one of the last working grist mills in the country. Pick up a bag of authentic, stone ground grits while you’re there. EveningCheck out Grass Rootes for a casual dining experience and ample outdoor seating. For endless outdoor space, head over to veteran owned Mountain Run Winery for wine, cider, and food trucks. You cannot miss Old House, Virginia’s only family owned and operated winery, brewery, and distillery. For easy access to the heart of historic downtown, spend the night at Suites 249, Thyme Suites, or The Loft on Davis. MorningStart off at Moving Meadows Farm for daily specials and provisions to take home. Then head over to Rockwater Park for miles of walking trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, ninja obstacle course, climbing boulder, and splash pad. Explore and relax among the rolling foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge when you visit Martinsville-Henry County. From state parks and waterways to local eateries and an artisan trail, there’s something for everyone. Go for a scavenger hunt to find the public art murals throughout the community before finishing up your day with a craft beverage from the area’s wineries or brewery. Davis street in downtown Culpeper. Photo courtesy of Visit Culpeper During a time when we’re all looking for safe adventures in smaller towns with outdoor activities, Hendersonville, N.C., checks all the boxes. Located just south of Asheville, this Blue Ridge Mountain town is surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. Hendersonville’s vibrant downtown and creative culinary scene combine with its natural setting to make for a well-rounded destination. AfternoonWatch the planes and helicopters coming and going at the Blue Ridge Regional Airport while you enjoy a variety of American classics from Simply Suzanne’s. Then make your way to the Smith River. With eleven public canoe ramps, you can customize your river paddling trip with ease. EveningSlow down in the evening, exploring the shops, art galleries, and restaurants in the Historic District of Uptown Martinsville. Or check out the farm-to-table brewery and award-winning vineyard for a refreshing drink with unbelievable views. Located right on the Smith River, Cahill’s Lily Pad RV Park & Campground is the perfect place to sleep among the stars. HangingRock.com ExperienceRussell.com EveningBack in Woodstock, The Woodstock Café is a hot spot for dinner Thursday through Saturday nights, serving beautiful in-season local foods with an incredible wine selection. If there’s room after dinner, stop into Sugar Creek Snowy & Sweet for an ice cream cone as you make your way back to the Bike and Bed. AfternoonEnjoy lunch at the Seed to Sandwich Café, located at Sweetwater Valley Farm in Philadelphia, a working, family dairy farm that produces a variety of delicious farmstead, cheddar-based cheeses for visitors to sample and purchase. If they’re making cheese when you visit, you’ll get to watch the process through a viewing window and enjoy some fresh cheese curds. AfternoonStop by Fat Boy’s BBQ, Giovanni’s, or J&V’s Corner Diner for a filling lunch. Kayak and canoe the Clinch River with Clinch River Adventures or enjoy a local ATV trail. Head to Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve or the Cleveland Barrens/Tank Hollow Falls Riverbend Trail for more exploration of the area.
But Moore, a lifelong Liverpool fan who was appointed by the club in 2017, thinks the Champions League winners have regained their old status.The Reds were crowned European champions for the sixth time in June and are five points clear of Manchester City – and 10 ahead of United – at the top of the Premier League after winning all six of their games this season.They have only lost once in their past 45 top-flight matches, finishing a point behind champions City last term.“We are back on our perch, as we famously say,” Moore told former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson, who is now one of Spain’s leading sports broadcasters, during an interview at the World Football Summit in Madrid.The 64-year-old was appointed in February 2017 by Fenway Sports Group – the American company which bought Liverpool for £300m in 2010.Since then, the Reds have reached two Champions League finals under manager Jurgen Klopp and started work on a state-of-the-art training ground at Kirkby which is expected to be completed in 2020.“What the Fenway Sports Group have done at Liverpool over the past nine years is nothing short of miraculous,” added Moore.“They have gone through ups and downs but have stayed the course and never taken a penny out of the club.”The new Main Stand at Anfield opened in 2016 – taking the stadium’s capacity above 54,000 – while the Reds signed Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk for £75m and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson for £67m in 2018.Moore confirmed Liverpool are spending about £16m on a digital strategy aimed at increasing engagement with a supporter base they estimate at 771 million followers.“Football is a virtuous cycle,” he said. “You drive revenues so you can afford to buy a goalkeeper or a centre-half that will win you games. When you win games, sponsors want to be part of your story, so they write you a cheque. You take that money and buy better players. They win you more games.”Liverpool boss Klopp will have been in charge for four years in October.The former Borussia Dortmund manager has taken the Reds from eighth in the Premier League to three straight top-four finishes for the first time in a decade and reached four cup finals.The 52-year-old German was named men’s coach of the year at the Best Fifa Football Awards on Monday.“Jurgen is one of the more holisitic human beings you will ever meet,” said Moore.“He is able to keep the ship going straight, motivate not just the players but his staff, the coaching staff, the sports science staff – he keeps everyone on an even keel.“His personality is infectious. His charisma is without question“Even when you have lost he makes you think there is a brighter sunshine ahead.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has said that the Reds are “back on our perch” – a phrase famously used by former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson about the Anfield club.After arriving at Old Trafford in 1986, Ferguson said his first job was to “knock Liverpool right off their perch”.The Scot proceeded to win 13 Premier Leagues before retiring in 2013, taking their tally of English top-flight titles to 20, compared with Liverpool’s 18. Peter Moore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Winds ranged anywhere from 20 to 40 mph on Sunday as Alpena braced for another Spring snow storm.With such harsh winds, the steeple at St. Mary’s Catholic Church off of N 2nd Ave. and Miller St. caused part of the intersection to be closed off. The crucifix could be seen swaying back and forth. According to True North Radio Network, it appears that the fiberglass steeple has a 10-12 ft crack.Pedestrians are asked to avoid the area. Inspectors are expected to check out the steeple in the next few days.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Police ask residents to refrain from winter storm drivingNext MidMichigan Health gives CMU Students hands on opportunities
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CME Group and the National 4-H Council are partnering for a third consecutive year to bring their popular and award-winning Commodity Carnival fair experience to more than 100 state and county fairs in nine states this summer, including The Ohio State Fair.An interactive and educational game about the business of agriculture, the Commodity Carnival teaches young fairgoers how to manage the costs and risks associated with bringing an animal – this year, a hog – to market.Ty Higgins visited the Commodity Carnival booth in the Ag/Hort Building to find out more.
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Amazon#Android#apps#mobile What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Last week, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) issued a warning to mobile app developers regarding Amazon’s recently launched Appstore for Android. The message, simply put: don’t use it. According to the letter posted here on the IGDA website, the organization had “significant concerns” about the distribution terms, pricing policies and discounting practices Amazon used when selling developers’ apps.But after a clarification from Amazon which said the IGDA had referenced an older version of the developer agreement by mistake, many wrote off the whole situation as a simple “misunderstanding.” But that’s not the case, the IGDA now claims. “Amazon’s terms, as they currently stand, represent a threat to game developers,” reads the latest blog post from the organization.IGDA: We’re Still Not Impressed with Amazon’s TermsIn this new post, the IGDA says that, despite Amazon’s update, the majority of its concerns remain unaddressed. On Amazon’s Developer Blog, Amazon had explained that the document the IGDA referred to was out of date. It was just a simple accident, Amazon implied, because it had forgotten to update one of the versions it stored online on its Developer Portal website.The updated document now reflects the changes made to the agreement in November, Amazon said, including “that the definition of list price applies only to the apps current price on a similar store.”That’s not good enough, says the IGDA, mocking the retailer by saying how “pleased” it is that all versions on the Amazon website are now consistent. But the IGDA remains “unimpressed,” overall:Amazon is still reserving the right to pay developers just 20% of their minimum list price at any time, without notification or advance approval. Additionally, Amazon is still unilaterally preventing developers from ever making an exclusive promotional deal with another marketplace.In summary, Amazons terms still enable it to steeply discount a game developers content without permission a tactic Amazon could easily use to force game developers to absorb the cost for Amazon to compete with other appstores.We are not impressed with Amazons recent gesture, nor is this matter the result of a misunderstanding. We believe that Amazons terms, as they currently stand, represent a threat to game developers.Developer Response MutedFor what it’s worth, in our own ReadWriteMobile poll, we saw (as of time of writing) 41.67% of respondents agree that developers should indeed stay away from the Amazon Appstore. 34.03% disagree and 24.31% said they were unsure.The implication with this debate, as the IGDA points out, is that Amazon’s terms were designed with the betterment of Amazon in mind, not the developer community or even the Android platform itself. At present, Amazon seems most interested in drawing in users from other Android app stores, even Google’s official Android Market, through the use of promotions where paid apps are given away for free on a daily basis.For many developers, the power of Amazon has proved to be a major draw. As Applocious notes, highly popular titles including Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump are available now in Amazon’s store. But the article notes that for indie developers, “the lack of control can be frightening.”What’s interesting about this ongoing spat is what appears to be a general lack of media attention and developer outrage over the matter. Are developers simply unaware of the issues at hand? Do they just not care? Or do they actually believe that Amazon has the winning formula for app promotion and sales?
In observance of Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day this Sunday, we would like to take the time to remember the surviving mothers and families, and honor the legacy of their loved ones who died while serving our country.Gold Star Mother’s and Family DayDuring World War I, military family households would put a Service Flag in the windows of their homes. The Service Flag would have a deep Blue Star and/or a Gold Star for each family member that was serving our country. A Blue Star represented those who were alive and a Gold Star honored those who had lost their life.In 1928, twenty-five mothers who resided in Washington, D.C., created a national organization known as American Gold Star Mother’s Inc. In 1936, the last Sunday in September was designated as the Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, which has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation.Loss and GriefThere are many emotions that come with grief after the loss of a loved one. The Cooperative Extension System is there to help with support by offering resources to help cope. Here are a few:Loss and Grief – Grief Comes With Many EmotionsCoping with lossLoss and Grief – Activities to Help You GrieveFor more information and resources to help cope with the loss of a loved one, connect with your local Cooperative Extension.
Decide to say no to distractions before you are confronted by them. Decide to shut the laptop lid, turn off your notifications, close the browser, and avoid the things that entertain you but waste your time. Say no in advance by eliminating the opportunity to be distracted.The phone in your hand. Put it down. Turn it off. This is the small screen of infinite distractions, and most people use it as their primary consumption device instead of their primary creation device. Consumption is mostly distraction. For many, creation is a distraction. Say no in advance by turning off the phone for a few hours at a time.Decide to remove the television from your office so that you are not confronted with the events of the day, the hyped up stories designed to capture your attention, and the sense of disappointment you feel when there is nothing worth your attention. For some people, the news is their entertainment. Saying no here means avoiding spending time and energy on things about which there is nothing you can do.Decide to say no to things that spark your FOMO, your fear of missing out. Something sounds like it’s going to be interesting or fun, and so you want to say yes. You know, however, that it isn’t going to be all it is being purported to be, and you would be just happy saying no and buckling down to focus on what’s important. Saying no here means politely declining, and asking to try again next time.Decide to say no to commitments that you haven’t made, like a good part of your email. Anyone with your email address can drop a complicated task directly into your inbox—without your permission. It can be terribly difficult to decide what to do with some requests, and when they send you an email, you have already been given the task of making a decision, responding to a question, or providing something the other party wants—a good portion of which are distractions, and very few of which deserve your attention right now. Maybe you don’t say no, but at least say “not now,” to commitments that were made for you without your consent. Saying no in advance means leaving the email where it lies and responding on your own timeline.Say no to an open door policy. There is no reason that a leader should be so reactive as to allow anyone to walk into their office at any time. The principle of addressing people’s needs is right, but the idea that you have to say yes to every interruption is a results killer. So you say no for hours at a time, allowing yourself to do purposeful, meaningful work—without distractions.Saying no to distractions in advance is how you say yes to what is most important. It’s how you become super productive. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now
Reuse this content Twitter Share on Messenger Boxing Since you’re here… Facebook Share via Email Support The Guardian The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood Boxer and dental surgeon Dr Arthif Daniel occupies two parallel professional environments: the calm clinical atmosphere of his surgeries in Runcorn and Manchester during the week and the frenetic and brutal world of boxing across Europe at the weekends.There are times when both worlds complement one another perfectly. “As a dentist, you are commonly dealing with patients who feel anxious and scared, and you never want them to feel like that. I never mention my boxing in the surgery, but sometimes a patient will have looked me up on Google and, once they find out I’m a professional fighter, it calms them and puts them at ease. I’m not sure why, but being a professional boxer as well as their dentist just seems to be the best ice-breaker possible.”Daniel, a super-welterweight, has fought 18 times as a professional, winning 15 bouts and losing three. The man nicknamed “Dr Hitman” had an unconventional route to the sport. Born and raised in London with a father and grandfather who adored Muhammad Ali, Daniel studied boxing and biology with equal zeal. “I was always fairly academic at school and did well. I worked hard and I enjoyed the sciences particularly, especially biology. I suppose I was always going to go down the medical path in some way. Boxing intrigued me from a young age because there was so much thinking behind it, just in the same way I’d watch those old Bruce Lee films where he tries to work out an opponent’s different styles. It was the same in boxing. You’re always thinking a few moves ahead and I loved that aspect of the sport.” Behind the lines Daniel has also become friends with world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, accompanying him to Belfast last summer for his pre-planned confrontation with Tyson Fury. “Similarly to Floyd, what you see on camera with Deontay is often very different to what you see behind closed doors. He’s an exceptionally giving person who is completely dedicated to his family and providing the best possible life for them. Going to Belfast, a proper fight city, it was amazing to see the reaction to people with him, he was mobbed by the fans and even had a go at Irish dancing. He just loves giving back to fans who support boxing.”Daniel’s professional debut took place far from the flashing cameras and bright lights that follow his friends Wilder and Mayweather. He made his professional debut in Hull five years ago against experienced journeyman Dee Mitchell, winning on points. His professional career has continued in tandem with demanding dental clinics, which he juggles with a detailed timetable that runs to the minute. Last year, he gave a presentation on dental health and safety in boxing at the World Boxing Council’s annual convention in Kiev.Fellow pros often use Daniel’s skills in the surgery and he has offered to repair any of his opponents’ teeth he damages in the ring for free. “I said I’d fix my opponent’s teeth if I damaged them in the ring as I’d feel morally obliged to do that. It’s funny – a patient heard I’d said that and jokingly offered to go into the ring with me and let me knock his teeth out so I could put in some lovely new implants for him. Obviously, I wasn’t going to take him up on that offer. In my last fight, in Spain, my opponent had his mouthguard out and I told the referee as I didn’t want to hit him without it. The crowd started cheering at the sportsmanship, but I was never going to take advantage like that.” Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Daniel the dentist. Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter features As a teenager, Daniel trained at various amateur boxing clubs in London, including Northolt, Lynn and Miguel’s gym in Brixton. He trained hard and sparred with a range of amateur and professional fighters, but never had an amateur contest. He wasn’t allowed to compete as he had a beard, which he wore for religious reasons. His parents encouraged his academic pursuits and he attained a place at King’s College London to study dentistry. While at university, he taught boxing at the sports club for fun and, after graduating as a dentist, decided to explore the world of professional boxing.Daniel built a strong friendship with former British heavyweight champion Danny Williams, who put him in touch with legendary trainer and former world light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, who changed the young dentist’s life. Under Muhammad’s instruction, Daniel attended the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.“I went to three camps with Floyd, for his fights with Canelo Álvarez, Andre Berto and the first Maidana fight. I’m a relatively confident person; I don’t get scared too easily and I just managed to connect with all of the fighters there and feel really at home. But, at the end of the day, it’s an incredibly competitive environment. When you spar, everyone is watching you and it goes for five-minute rounds. Sometimes, if Floyd wants it, there’s no clock. You trained hard, but you also laughed hard.”Daniel’s natural warmth sets his patients at ease in the surgery and it also helped him become friends with Mayweather. While at the gym, he saw a side of the fighter that has rarely been captured on camera. “The Floyd Mayweather I got to know was a gentle and caring guy, just a very giving and loyal person. For example, every year at the gym he would invite kids from all over Las Vegas and Nevada and have schoolbags filled with books arranged by their year group. He also went out of his way to help me with feedback as a fighter.” Read more Pinterest Topics The Glaswegian BMX rider whose redemptive story has hit Hollywood Share on WhatsApp Read more Daniel enjoys the balance of his career. Dentistry allows him to change a patient’s life by giving them confidence they never had and boxing gives him a surge of adrenaline every time he ducks under the ropes of a professional ring. He knows his career as a boxer will be brief and intends on squeezing every ounce of ability from his body and mind.“I’m 35 and I know that seems old as a boxer, but thanks to looking after myself with nutrition and being good, I honestly feel 25 with low mileage on the clock. I have this opportunity to push hard at something I am so passionate about and love doing. I’ve had incredible opportunities to fight and train abroad, building wonderful friendships that will stand the test of time. In terms of ambitions, I just want to give it everything I have, take one fight at a time and, when it’s all over in a few years, look back and think I gave it everything. Then I can have no regrets.”• This article is from Behind the Lines• Follow Jonathan Drennan on Twitter
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel insists Chelsea upset can happenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel insists they’re capable of upsetting Chelsea this weekend.Puel took heart from their performance in defeat to Manchester City this week in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.He said, “It will be a good challenge. We need to give our best to get a result. We need to have a collective response.”If we have the same mentality as against Man City, we can hopefully get a result.”Puel also gave a brief injury update and admitted they are still waiting to find out if England defender Ben Chilwell will be fit to face Chelsea.”I think he can participate [in the Chelsea game]. We will see tomorrow.”We have doubts about Wilfred [Ndidi], we will see tomorrow [for Chelsea]. It’s about his knee.”