Trail Mix September 2013: Free Music Download

first_img Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott – Brother WindAcoustic Syndicate – HeroesAndrea Tomasi – BirdflowerBig Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys – What A Dream It’s BeenBlair Crimmins & The Hookers – It’s All Over NowChris Eldridge & Julian Lage – For CritterChris Jones & The Night Drivers – Lonely Comes EasyDan Miraldi – Lovebomb!Deer Tick – The Dream’s In The DitchDrew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Good LightDrew Kennedy – Good CarpentryFinnders & Youngberg – DinerAustin Lucas – Alone In MemphisOdd Us – HomeOld Buck – Icy MountainPeter Cooper – Opening DayRon Block – IvySusanna & Ensemble Neon – Oh, I Am StuckThe Horse’s Ha – Dying TreeThe Sweetback Sisters – I Got A BulldogThe Whiskey Gentry – Dixie Watching any given month of Trail Mix coming together is always an interesting process.  From time to time, a month will take on a certain flavor, tapping into a particular vibe.  As the days of August dwindled and the final tracks of the September mix rolled in, that was certainly the case.This month’s Trail Mix is an Americana gem, with lots of bluegrass, old time, and singer/songwriter material that is really hard to beat.Right out of the gate we have a tune that, recently, I described as being a nearly perfect song.  Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott have long been two of my favorite songwriters.  Whenever they collaborate, goodness happens.  We are lucky to have “Brother Wind,” an older O’Brien tune, in our opening slot.  Scott and O’Brien included the tune on their recent release, Memories and Moments.Check out the great bluegrassy sounds of  Chris Jones & The Night Drivers and Ron Block, who is typically out on the road with Allison Krauss & Union Station, and the good time old time feel of The Sweetback Sisters, Finnders & Youngerg, and Old Buck.Trail Mix is also really big on the new record from The Whiskey Gentry.  “Dixie,” featured here this month, is a killer tune.Make sure to explore new material from Deer Tick, Peter Cooper, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, and much more on our free music download.  Take a listen, spread the word, and get out and buy music from the artists.  Catch them at a venue near you.  And tune into the Trail Mix blog; we’ll be giving away some music and festival tickets this month.last_img read more

Colombia, Guatemala Block Air Narcotrafficking Routes

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo June 18, 2019 The Colombian Air Force (FAC, in Spanish) and the Guatemalan Air Force (FAG, in Spanish) conducted the binational air interdiction exercise COLGUA II in the Caribbean. The exercise, which combines aerial capabilities of both forces, neutralized three aircraft, captured two traffickers, and destroyed a clandestine airstrip. For the 12-day operation, FAC deployed a component to conduct planning, intelligence, and operations with two reconnaissance platforms based in Guatemala. Meanwhile, the Guatemalan Armed Forces took part in the operation with three aircraft and one FAG helicopter, as well as elements of the Army and Special Forces, FAC said in a press release. “COLGUA II is an operation we conduct with Guatemala based on our agreements covering interdiction and the fight against narcotrafficking,” FAC Brigadier General Pablo Enrique García Valencia, commander of Air Operations Command, told Diálogo. “The goal is to improve our ability to coordinate with them and become more efficient in air interdiction against narcotrafficking, in Central America in this case.” The exercise’s second edition — the first one was in 2018 — focused on disrupting transnational organized crime and updating the air defense systems of both forces for better control of both countries’ airspace, based on current operational procedures. FAG Colonel Oscar Estuardo Recinos Morales, commander of Air Defense Unit, told Diálogo the exercise also serves to “strengthen relations, exchange experiences, and establish common procedures for technical reconnaissance, surveillance, monitoring, and interception of aircraft that uses both nations’ airspace illegally.” Three aircraft During the first days of the operation, FAC identified an airstrip in the Caribbean coast of Guatemala. Then, using Colombian intelligence, Guatemalan Army units deployed in the area to disable the clandestine airstrip. During that period, FAC also detected a light aircraft coming from Venezuela, which entered Guatemalan airspace illegally. The aircraft, a Cessna 210, landed on a clandestine airstrip, and traffickers moved the drugs in a car, Brig. Gen. García said. “Narcotraffickers set the aircraft on fire and fled in a vehicle. We kept track of the vehicle constantly,” the officer said. “So that’s the information we can provide with our [air] platforms, and with the [Guatemalan] troops on land, we arrive and try to make arrests. There was combat and gunfire exchanged; they captured two individuals.” FAC and FAG tracking aircraft detected a second plane in Guatemalan airspace. This one landed on a road near a farm, Col. Recinos said. “We noticed that criminals received and unloaded an illicit cargo and then escaped toward another community,” he said. A brigade of the Guatemalan Marine Corps arrived in the area to secure the aircraft, while others deployed in search of the criminals, who were heading to the Mexican border with the drugs. The criminals evaded the authorities. The third aircraft was intercepted with the support of the Mexican Air Force, as it was bound for Mexico, Brig. Gen. García said. Guatemalan service members were able to secure the aircraft near the border. “Mexico sent its platforms, and we sent what we had in Guatemala; these went to the north of the country. Some helicopters flew from Mexico to dissuade the traffickers; finally, [the aircraft] landed in Guatemala,” the officer said. Positive balance Besides the three aircraft neutralized during the exercise, authorities were able to deter eight light aircraft and take images of more than 25 clandestine airstrips in Guatemala. During the operation, the air forces conducted 19 missions, for a total of 50 flight hours. “This is a very positive outcome, and above all it helps us improve these coordination channels so that these operations can be very efficient,” Brig. Gen. García concluded. “We expect to continue with exercise COLGUA and increase its frequency to meet the urgent need to improve the results of the fight against transnational narcotrafficking.”last_img read more

Hempstead Man Convicted of Murdering Wife

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hempstead man was convicted Tuesday of killing his wife, who had a restraining order against him, before shooting at police officers who shot back, wounding him two years ago.A Nassau County jury found Leonard Reed, 42, guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder of a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt of court for violating the stay-away order.Authorities have said that Reed fatally shot and stabbed his 42-year-old estranged wife, Diane Parker-Reed, in the kitchen of their Roosevelt Street home on Feb. 7, 2013.When Hempstead village police officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the residence, Reed shot at them and the officers returned fire, hitting him, police said at the time.Judge Alan Honoroff is scheduled to sentence Reed on April 22.last_img read more

United States formally announces troop reduction in Iraq

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, asked by reporters if he supported the drawdown, said: “Yes I do as long as there’s a plan to figure out how he’s going to deal with ISIS.”Last month during a meeting with the Iraqi prime minister, Trump redoubled his promise to withdraw the US troops still in Iraq.Trump’s meeting with the Iraqi leader came amid a new spike in tensions between Washington and Tehran after Washington said it would seek to reinstate all previously suspended US sanctions on Iran at the United Nations.Iraq’s parliament had voted earlier this year for the departure of foreign troops from Iraq, and US and other coalition troops have been leaving as part of a drawdown. Topics : The United States military on Wednesday announced that it would reduce its presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 troops this month, formalizing a long-expected move.Last month, Reuters reported that the United States was expected to reduce its troops presence in Iraq by about a third.The United States has around 5,200 troops that were deployed in Iraq to fight the Islamic State militant group. Officials in the US-led coalition say Iraqi forces are now mostly able to handle the remnants of Islamic State on their own.center_img “We are continuing to expand on our partner capacity programs that enable Iraqi forces and allow us to reduce our footprint in Iraq,” Marine General Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, said during a visit to Iraq.A senior administration official had said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump would be announcing a reduction of US troops from Iraq.The United States and Iraq in June affirmed their commitment to the reduction of US troops in the country in coming months, with no plans by Washington to maintain permanent bases or a permanent military presence.In 2016 Trump campaigned on ending America’s “endless wars,” but US troops remain in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, albeit in smaller numbers.last_img read more

Arsenal mock Jesse Lingard after ending Man Utd’s unbeaten run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_img Top articles ‘Steppin’ out onto our ‘dancefloor’,’ the posts read.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsArsenal will look to take the confidence from their morale-boosting win into Thursday’s Europa League clash against Rennes.The Gunners trail 3-1 from the first leg and need to win by two clear goals to progress to the quarter-finals.MORE: Ian Wright praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for making Mesut Ozil ‘disappear’ against Manchester United Read More Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Mar 2019 10:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link579Shares Arsenal ended United’s unbeaten domestic start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal wasted little time in getting revenge on Jesse Lingard after the Gunners ended Manchester United’s unbeaten run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inflicted the first domestic defeat of Solskjaer’s tenure at United.Lingard was absent from the game due to injury but the midfielder’s infuriated Arsenal supporters in the past by referring to the Emirates as his ‘dancefloor’ on Instagram.And the Gunners couldn’t wait to hit back at Lingard after their win, taking to Twitter and Instagram to aim a thinly-veiled dig at the midfielder.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Read More Video Settings Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Full Screen Read More Skip Skip Ad Arsenal mock Jesse Lingard after ending Man Utd’s unbeaten run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaercenter_img Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1 min. story SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement 1/1 / About Connatix V67539 by Metro PLAY Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Could this Queenslander home be ‘the one’ for you?

first_imgInside 112 Sackville St, Greenslopes“Every weekend we’d go to a cafe and flick through the real estate pages of the paper,” she said.Ms Spencer said they were blown away by the house at the inspection.“Within two minutes we realised this was ‘the one’,” she said.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago“It took us a long time to find it, but the wait was worth it.” The home at 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesMs Spencer said she loved the detailing and character in the home.“It has such great bones,” she said.The home has traditional character features such as high ceilings, ornate fretwork, leadlight windows and polished timber floors. The home at 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesOwners Helen Spencer and Dean Mole purchased 112 Sackville St, Greenslopes over 11 years ago.Ms Spencer said the couple had been looking for a year and a half before they settled on the Queenslander beauty. The home 112 Sackville, Greenslopes“We had a grand plan to renovate underneath, but life and work got in the way,” she said.“We’ll leave that dream for the next owners.”Ms Spencer said the location would appeal to buyers.“It’s a truly wonderful suburb. You are spoiled for lifestyle.” 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesPositioned on an elevated 809sq m corner block in Greenslopes is this 1930s Queenslander home. Inside 12 Sackville St, GreenslopesThere is also a bathroom, study area, formal lounge and dining room and front veranda, as well as a laundry, additional toilet and garage with storage underneath. Ms Spencer said there was potential to renovate the home downstairs. Inside 112 Sackville St, GreenslopesThe home has four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, including the master bedroom that also has a bay window.At the back of the house is the kitchen, living and dining room that open out onto the covered deck area. last_img read more

Let kids play, says group wanting to raise school age

first_imgNZ Herald 13 Sept 2013Formal schooling in Britain should be delayed until the age of 6 or 7 because early education is causing “profound damage” to children, an influential lobby of almost 130 experts warns.Traditional lessons should be put on hold for up to two years amid fears that successive governments have promoted a “too much, too soon” culture in schools and nurseries, it is claimed.In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the group of academics, teachers, authors and charity leaders call for a fundamental reassessment of national policies on early education.It is claimed the present system robs infants of the ability to play and puts too much emphasis on formal learning at a young age. The letter warns the Government is ratcheting up the requirements with policies that prioritise “school readiness” over free play.This includes the possible introduction of a new baseline test for 5-year-olds in England and qualifications for childcare staff that make little reference to learning through play, they say. read more

PNP: Protest vs controversial anti-terrorism bill ‘alarming’

first_imgProtesters in Quezon City, Manila, denounced the antiterrorism bill on Wednesday despite a ban on public gatherings during the pandemic. EZRA ACAYAN/GETTY IMAGES MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) expressed alarm over the public assembly at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman protesting the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill.PNP spokesperson Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac reminded the public Friday that mass gatherings, including protests, were still prohibited despite the easing of quarantine protocols in Metro Manila.He added that the public assembly inside the UP campus on Thursday afternoon that the police organization was alarmed as the assembly has compromised the health of the public, including the protesters.“We were alarmed at the mass action and public assembly at UP Diliman campus yesterday which was held while strict public health measures are still being implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Banac said.“As responsible Filipino citizens, we should avoid any opportunity for possible human to human transmission of a deadly virus that even UP scientists themselves are trying so hard to eradicate,” he added.A mass protest was held in UP to denounce the controversial anti-terror bill, which is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. There was also a protest held in Cebu City on Friday where the participants were arrested.The proposed measure wants to extend the number of days suspected terrorists can be detained without a warrant of arrest – from three days under the current law to up to 14 days.The bill also removed the provision under the Human Security Act that orders the payment of half a million pesos in damages for each day that a person wrongfully accused of terrorism is detained.Any person who shall threaten to commit any act of terrorism, propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism shall suffer the penalty of 12 years in prison under the bill.The Senate has approved on February the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which seeks to repeal the Human Security Act of 2007 with stronger measures to allow the government to curtail supposed acts of terror.A counterpart measure was approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading on Wednesday night clearing the way for President Duterte’s signature./PNlast_img read more

Chelsea plans Osimhen move

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother Chelsea are reportedly preparing a summer move for Lille attacker Victor Osimhen.The 21-year-old has been in impressive form for his French club during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 18 times and registering six assists in 38 appearances in all competitions. A host of clubs, including Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal, are believed to be keeping a close eye on the attacker ahead of potential offers this summer.However, according to Le 10 Sport, Chelsea are also very much in the race for the Nigeria international as they line up a bid ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.Osimhen, who has a contract with his Ligue 1 side until the summer of 2024, has netted 13 times in France’s top flight during the 2019-20 campaign.Chelsea have also allegedly joined the race for Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Tags: Chelsea FCLille FCSummer TransferVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Ireland U21 come up short

first_img Noel King`s men put up a spirited show but were not able to get a positive result, with Matthew Doherty`s 70th-minute goal their solitary response to Francisco Junior`s opener and Miguel Lourenco`s header. There was little home keeper Sean McDermott could have done about Junior`s goal, with the Everton man drilling in a vicious right-foot shot from just inside the area after club team-mate Shane Duffy`s clearance fell to him. Ireland Under-21s were edged out of a close game against their Portuguese counterparts, going down 2-1 at Oriel Park. Sean Murray twice went close to pulling Ireland level but Portugal returned to the front foot after the break, with Luis Gustavo working McDermott. One goal turned into two with 57 minutes gone, with Lourenco nodding in a Gustavo corner, although replays suggested it could have been an own goal off Aiden O`Brien. Wolves` Doherty would give Ireland hope with a header from a Murray corner but the closest they went was a snap-shot from Graham Burke which went wide. center_img Press Associationlast_img