The Shook Twins’ Laurie Shook Shares Her Secrets Of The Road In New Interview

first_imgLaurie Shook knows full well the rewards and challenges inherent in the life of a traveling musician, thanks to the success of her band Shook Twins. For every audience roar and smiling face, there is a moment of staring out a window, as endless miles of landscape slowly scroll by. Sure, she has a sister and band and crew to talk with, but the road between shows is often long.Laurie, her twin sister Katelyn, and the rest of the band and crew, are heading out on one of their busiest schedules ever, with a recent Red Rocks opening slot for her idol Ani DiFranco providing a strong tail wind for the tour. In the midst of the craziness, Laurie took time to answer some questions from our own Rex Thomson about the ongoing tour.L4LM: First off, we hope you and the band are doing well at the start of a long run of shows! How is the mood holding up among the Shook Twins crew?Laurie Shook: The mood is holding up indeed. Somehow it always does. We find a lot of comedic relief while living in a van with 6 people. We have such an amazing team, and we are truly good friends. We all have really great senses of humor, which is key. We do get down though, not going to lie. Sometimes it gets hard out here… when we spend 12 hours a day driving through Nebraska, or when we have a low turn out for a show, and the opener talks loudly through your whole set. But we always find a way to shake it off and come back to remember that this is actually an amazing job and we are lucky to get to do it. L4LM: Have you learned any life hacks to help keep yourself healthy and sane on the road you could share with us?LS: Humor is huge. Like I said, these boys are hilarious! Laughing a lot is always good. We also are huge fans of wild organic medicinal mushrooms called Stemets 7. Immune support, that help us stay healthy.L4LM: There’s a certain responsibility to what you do, creating a much needed break from the day-to-day for people. Besides wanting to give folks the best show possible, do you ever think about the societal need for art and music that inspires and your part in that chain?LS: Thankfully there really is a need for music. There is job security in that… HA! I guess we don’t really feel the “responsibility” so much. For us, it is better not to feel any pressure while making our art. It comes easiest without much thought rather just the feeling that it gives us. If it makes us feel things, then hopefully it makes others feel things too. You know, that feeling of wonder or inspiration that happens while listening to music is what we are after and what is important to the world.L4LM: Fans of Shook Twins know that whenever they are having a bad day. they can turn to your music to give them solace and smiles. What do you turn to when you need to shake your blues away?LS: Awww. We sure hope that we can provide that for fans! When I need solace, I listen to Gregory Alan Isakov. He is healing and calming. Or in the van during traffic, Katleyn and I like to listen to Enya! But while Niko is driving he likes to listen to Tuvan chanting… “Everyone deserves their own Enya” as we say!Here’s one of Shook Twins’ crowd favorites, “Rose,” from this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival:L4LM: You’ve got some new music on the way next year. Is the material for that album completed, or is there still time to slip in a last minute song or three?LS: We still need to write a couple more songs! They come slowly, but we have been making time on tours to write lately. We often have 3 days off, so we have been renting Airbnbs and writing, which is awesome! After I finish this interview we are going to work on some tunes in fact…L4LM: You have a new single out. Is this part of the upcoming album, or are you just giving the fans a wee gift?LS: We do! “Call Me Out” is now available for your download and streaming pleasures. We aren’t entirely sure if this will go on the album because it’s a bit of a new direction from the rest of the album as far as production goes. We recorded “Call Me Out” in Santa Cruz at Indigital Studios and it’s a collaboration between producer Brody Bergholz and Niko Slice. The song has mostly electronic sounds, electric guitar, bass with a hint of acoustic guitar and banjo and our vocals. We were aiming to portray our “electronic” side of our live show. It has a real pop vibe-y tone with the message of calling your friends out on their shit. Holding each other accountable in this world and aiming to be awake and humble. The rest of our album is being recorded at Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR with Justin Phelps engineering. We got to do a lot of the songs live all together but isolated in the studio, so it really has that cohesive together sound.Check out the new tune, “Call Me Out,” below.L4LM: You recently played a special show at the Hallowed Red Rocks venue opening for your friend Gregory Alan Isakov along with one of your idols, Ani DiFranco. That had to be pretty special for you, didn’t it?LS: These are probably two of our favorite and most influential artists. It was beyond special to share a stage like Red Rocks with our idols. We have been listening to Ani since we were in 7th grade when our big sister introduced us to her, and our little musical minds were forever opened to poetic lyrics, powerful women and folk music.We have been Gregory fans for about 8 years and have become close friends. It’s such an amazing thing watching your friend play your favorite songs at such an epic venue, and the entire audience is hanging on every word. That was the best night of our musical lives. I took a moment at the end of the night and stood on stage looking out at the empty amphitheater, remembering what it felt like to have 8.5 thousand music respecters listening to us sing. It’s hard to take it all in while in the moment, you have to filter so much out so that you can focus on what you’re playing. There were many moments during our 35 minute set where I held back tears of joy.Watch the Shook Twins play a relaxed cover of Ani DiFranco’s “Overlap.”L4LM: In the studio, the temptation to perfect every single note is there, though time is always a factor. How do you decide a song or an album is done and move on to the next thing?LS: This is always a challenge because our standards change so quickly. When I listen to our old albums, there are many things that I would change. It’s really stressful to make permanent decisions on our art, but we always keep this Ani Difranco quote in mind while doing so, “People used to make records, as in the record of an event, the event of people playing music in a room” We just have to do what feels right in the moment even though it may not satisfy us in the future.L4LM: With all the instruments you play do you find yourself gravitating to one more than another?LS: The banjo is my heart instrument and I gravitate to it mostly, and for Katelyn it’s the guitar.L4LM: When you are kicking back and composing a song, do you reach for a particular instrument, or are your accompaniment choices driven by song inspiration?LS: I usually reach for the banjo because i know its language the best. but sometimes it’s easier to write on a guitar.L4LM: No one wants to pick favorites among their children, but are there any songs in the upcoming batch that you are particularly proud of?LS: We are really branching out on this new record. We have a folk disco song, a folk blues/funk song, and some folk soul. I am really enjoying all the new sounds we are making, and how we are incorporating more textures and ambience. I think I like the folk disco one the best so far.L4LM: Obviously you and your sister are going to sound a certain way when you harmonize, but you seem to do what you can to stretch the boundaries of Shook Twins sound. From light hearted rap to experimental sampling to the beautiful vocal melodies that caught listener attention you hop around the music spectrum almost at will. Any tips on what new directions you’ll be trying next?LS: As I mentioned earlier, we are reaching even farther with the genres on this new album. We like to be genre-less, and diverse. But always keep the eerie folk-twin harmonies to tie it all together.L4LM: Have you ever tried to embrace a sound and found it not a good match for what you do?LS: We never could pull off the folk Metal vibe as much as we tried….hahaha!L4LM: The band carries a giant egg that is constantly being fed love and good vibrations during your shows. Ever given any thought to what could hatch from it?LS: Hopes and dreams…hopes and dreams.L4LM: You’re one of the founding members of the Northwest String Summit based super group Sideboob, along with your sister, Mimi Naja of Fruition and Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band among others? How much fun is it, getting silly with the girls?LS: SIDEBOOB! SIDEBOOB FOREVER! This was such a fun project. We really challenged ourselves too! Those 90’s pop tunes are not easy, and were obviously not meant to sung and played at the same time (which none of them did) so we felt proud of ourselves to be able to pull it off. Every practice was spent encouraging each other and laughing! We have all felt a shift in the mindset of women in music and at festivals and it felt good to be a part of fueling women power in music.  L4LM: Any hopes of an album, or at least some original tunes from that band?LS: We would love to keep playing together and gathering bad ass women especially at festivals! It’s just so hard to get us all together with three full time touring bands’ schedules to work around! A cover album would be so rad, and yes we have some original song dream titles like “He’s Always Never Gonna Bone Me” (Kat Fountain) That would be so amazing! Perhaps someday!L4LM: Well, it looks like you have a busy schedule ahead of you! Thanks for taking the time to catch us up on your comings and goings!LS: Thanks for having me!last_img read more

The PowerEdge Enterprise Server You Didn’t Know We Had

first_imgHave you ever been on one of those duck tours through cities like Boston where you travel on land and in the water seeing the sights? Are you riding in a boat, or in a truck? That’s essentially the question we face with the new PowerEdge T640 server. True, it’s in the T-series family which represents our tower servers. But it’s too powerful to only sit under a desk. So… is it a rack server, or a tower server?The PowerEdge T640 can power enterprise workloads in a data center. It offers powerful memory, massive storage, and advanced processing power. And you can put four 300W GPUs in it. Plus it has the systems management toolkit and industry-leading security that users expect from a PowerEdge server.Mission-Critical WorkloadsWhether you’re an AI-focused startup, a burgeoning scientific research company, a mid-sized educational institution undergoing an IT transformation, or a large insurance institution, the T640 can address almost any workload. Or multiple workloads at once. It can address data-heavy workloads. It can power demanding workloads. It can run critical business applications like CRM, ERP and VDI.The T640 is capable of all this because it has the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors which have 27% more cores than the previous generation. It also has the most advanced DDR4 memory. And it comes with dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. With three more u than your typical two-processor rack server, the T640 offers significantly more storage space to address your data-heavy workloads.Versatile StrengthThere’s not only huge internal storage, but also multiple configuration options. Buy only the drives and memory you need now and add more over time. Start with as few as eight 3.5” large capacity drives and add up to 10 more drives later. Should you prefer speed to capacity, start with 16 2.5” drives and add up to eight NVMe drives. Or add 16 more 2.5”drives when you need them. That’s powerful versatility.Standard-Setting Management ToolsThe Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio delivers peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers through intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the T640 is simply and easily managed, freeing up more time for your high profile projects. The T640 also takes advantage of the embedded iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller to deliver 100% agent-free management, enabling server deployment in about 10 minutes.Best-in-Class SecurityThe T640 delivers security into all parts of a server’s life cycle with a cyber-resilient architecture. Integrated security is built into the hardware, software and firmware of the T640. To prevent unwanted changes to configuration and settings during initial deployment, only authenticated code will run on the T640. And when you’re ready to retire or repurpose the T640’s storage drives, data is erased securely in minutes.With powerful memory, massive storage, and advanced processing power, the PowerEdge T640 is a server in a category all by itself. Is it a tower server or a rack server? We can make an argument for both. What really matters is that the enterprise features and performance formerly reserved for large-scale data centers are now available for all businesses regardless of size. You’re welcome.last_img read more

Colombia and Honduras Advance Naval Training Exercises

first_img With the island of San Andrés, Colombia, as the stage, the Navy of that South American country is receiving the official visit of two patrol vessels belonging to the Honduran Navy. These units, together with the vessels of the San Andrés and Providencia Designated Coast Guard Command, will carry out training exercises and exchange experiences in the fight against drug trafficking, in Colombian Caribbean waters. Cmdr. José Enrique Nuila Pinet, of the Honduran Task Force and in charge of the naval operation being conducted by the Honduran Navy coastal patrol boats Tegucigalpa and Chamelecón, said upon arrival, “This is an opportunity to maintain in effect the agreements established between the two brother countries in the fight against drug trafficking (…). Our two nations will continue coordinating joint training in order to continue combating drug trafficking by sea.” With joint naval exercises and training operations of this kind, the Colombian Navy will continue closing areas to narco-terrorist organizations and strengthening bi-national relations between the Honduran and Colombian republics. By Dialogo August 11, 2011last_img read more

The Peruvian Navy Improves its Capabilities with a New Logistics Support Vessel

first_img“The population in the VRAEM does not support the Shining Path group, and will not defend it,” Obando said. “The solution against the Shining Path belongs to the Military.” The ship can reach a speed of 20 knots per hour, according to El Peruano. The Tacna arrived at Callao Naval Base under the command of Captain Marco Chacón Bejar. Relatives and friends greeted the crew of the ship, which was returning from a six-month mission during which its crew trained in the Netherlands with the Navy of that country. The Peruvian Navy recently added the Tacna ARL-158 logistics support vessel (LSV) to its fleet. The ship, the Navy’s largest, will help sailors respond to natural disasters and provide offshore logistical support to naval forces. The multipurpose ship is a valuable addition to the Navy’s fleet. By Dialogo January 29, 2015 “The Tacna will become the Navy’s largest logistical support unit for humanitarian aid, and it will join the sailing vessel La Unión, which will be responsible for building the character of cadets and helping them learn navigational techniques,” Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano said during the commissioning ceremony. The ship will be assigned to the Department of Tacna, with the mission of serving the most vulnerable populations in the event of a natural disaster. With the addition of the Tacna LSV to the Pacific Naval Force, “the Navy is recovering and strengthening operational capacities, as well as the morale and professionalism of its sailors,” President Ollanta Humala said on December 29, during the vessel’s commissioning ceremony at the Callao Naval Base. With its versatility, the Tacna will help the Navy provide humanitarian aid to the civilian population during natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. The vessel will also help naval forces combat terrorism and drug trafficking. It carries speedboats for maritime interdiction duties in the fight against criminal organizations, and is also outfitted with surgery and recovery rooms, where Military physicians can perform surgery and other medical procedures with the most sophisticated equipment available. A versatile vessel The ship can reach a speed of 20 knots per hour, according to El Peruano. The Peruvian Navy recently added the Tacna ARL-158 logistics support vessel (LSV) to its fleet. The ship, the Navy’s largest, will help sailors respond to natural disasters and provide offshore logistical support to naval forces. “The population in the VRAEM does not support the Shining Path group, and will not defend it,” Obando said. “The solution against the Shining Path belongs to the Military.” With the addition of the Tacna LSV to the Pacific Naval Force, “the Navy is recovering and strengthening operational capacities, as well as the morale and professionalism of its sailors,” President Ollanta Humala said on December 29, during the vessel’s commissioning ceremony at the Callao Naval Base. The Tacna will help the Navy perform humanitarian issues The acquisition of the Tacna and other maritime vessels will also help the Peruvian Military fight drug trafficking and terrorist organizations, such as the Shining Path, in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. Peru’s modernization policy also includes the Air Force, which is co-manufacturing KT1s and acquiring C27 cargo planes, in addition to 24 helicopters to help in transportation and monitoring duties within the VRAEM. It also has a flight deck for SD-3D helicopters to carry out day and night operations and hangars for SH-3D and NH-90 helicopters, according to the website Caracol. The multipurpose ship is a valuable addition to the Navy’s fleet. “The versatility and multiple capabilities of this vessel will allow it to provide logistical support to our offshore units by providing them with food and fuel in order to maintain operations over extended periods, giving more flexibility and autonomy to the Peruvian Navy and country,” Admiral Carlos Tejada Mera said during the ceremony. The LSV has the capacity to transport up to 17,040 tons of food, water, medicine and fuel, and can accommodate up to 160 crew members. The ship will be assigned to the Department of Tacna, with the mission of serving the most vulnerable populations in the event of a natural disaster. “The Tacna will become the Navy’s largest logistical support unit for humanitarian aid, and it will join the sailing vessel La Unión, which will be responsible for building the character of cadets and helping them learn navigational techniques,” Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano said during the commissioning ceremony. The Tacna arrived at Callao Naval Base under the command of Captain Marco Chacón Bejar. Relatives and friends greeted the crew of the ship, which was returning from a six-month mission during which its crew trained in the Netherlands with the Navy of that country. “The versatility and multiple capabilities of this vessel will allow it to provide logistical support to our offshore units by providing them with food and fuel in order to maintain operations over extended periods, giving more flexibility and autonomy to the Peruvian Navy and country,” Admiral Carlos Tejada Mera said during the ceremony. A versatile vessel With its versatility, the Tacna will help the Navy provide humanitarian aid to the civilian population during natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. The vessel will also help naval forces combat terrorism and drug trafficking. Its armament consists of two machine guns: a Browning M-2HB .50 caliber (12.7 mm) and a SGE-30 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS. These weapons can fire rounds at the rate of 4,200 rpm, with a lethality range from 200 meters to 3 kilometers, the website Defensa reported. It also has a flight deck for SD-3D helicopters to carry out day and night operations and hangars for SH-3D and NH-90 helicopters, according to the website Caracol. The LSV has the capacity to transport up to 17,040 tons of food, water, medicine and fuel, and can accommodate up to 160 crew members. The Tacna will help the Navy perform humanitarian issues Its armament consists of two machine guns: a Browning M-2HB .50 caliber (12.7 mm) and a SGE-30 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS. These weapons can fire rounds at the rate of 4,200 rpm, with a lethality range from 200 meters to 3 kilometers, the website Defensa reported. It carries speedboats for maritime interdiction duties in the fight against criminal organizations, and is also outfitted with surgery and recovery rooms, where Military physicians can perform surgery and other medical procedures with the most sophisticated equipment available. The acquisition of the Tacna and other maritime vessels will also help the Peruvian Military fight drug trafficking and terrorist organizations, such as the Shining Path, in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. Peru’s modernization policy also includes the Air Force, which is co-manufacturing KT1s and acquiring C27 cargo planes, in addition to 24 helicopters to help in transportation and monitoring duties within the VRAEM.last_img read more

Colombian Counternarcotic Mission Deals Heavy Blow in the Cauca Region

first_imgBy Steven McLoud/Diálogo May 18, 2020 Colombian authorities announced that eight dissidents from the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were neutralized during a joint military counternarcotics operation.In a statement released to the press, military officials said on April 14 that a specialized unit from the Colombian Army’s Third Division infiltrated the municipality of Algeria, Cauca department, where FARC dissidents and National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) guerrillas were in the process of launching a narco-terrorist offensive. The cache the military unit seized included various grenade launchers, AR-15 rifles, and several truck-type vehicles.Lately the Cauca region has become a hot-zone for both FARC dissidents and ELN guerrillas who have been fighting in the strategic area for the cultivation of coca leaves and the transit of drugs to the Pacific Ocean, which are then transported to Central America and the United States. Colombian officials say that this latest incursion by the Armed Forces is one of the most forceful blows dealt to narco-terrorist organizations so far in 2020.Earlier that week, there were reports of clashes in the Algeria sector between FARC dissidents and ELN guerrillas who have been fighting for drug trafficking routes in the Micay River canyon. Recognized as the last guerrilla group in Colombia, the ELN announced a ceasefire until April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, although the group stated that it reserved the right to “defend” itself against aggressions by the state or other armed groups.The FARC dissidents, who withdrew from the 2016 peace agreement and currently number at around 2,500 members according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, operate without a unified command and Colombian authorities say are directly financed by drug trafficking, illegal gold mining, and other illicit activities.last_img read more

Eastport Teacher Arrested for Sex With Student

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A substitute Eastport South Manor High School teacher has been accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a16-year-old student.Suffolk County police arrested Allan Concepcion at his Mount Sinai home on Tuesday and charged him with third-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child.Special Victims Section detectives alleged that the 38-year-old suspect had a sexual encounter with a student earlier this year.Concepcion is also the junior varsity volleyball coach at the school, a gymnastics coach at the Hampton Bays Middle School and an assistant coach with the Long Island Fury volleyball traveling team, police noted.He pleaded not guilty Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Amazon pilot reveals credit union challenges

first_imgShoppers were frustrated by too many barriers to credit card approval.If you build it-“it” being a credit card application portal on Amazon-will they come?Not unless credit unions can make their online access a lot easier, suggests a new report from the Filene Research Institute on the experiences of credit unions that listed their products on Amazon’s Credit Card Marketplace from September 2012 through November 2013.Filene, which organized the pilot program, fielded interest from 152 credit unions, and 44 ultimately made their credit cards available on Amazon. Of the 25,802 visits to CU landing sites originating from Amazon, 372, or 1.4 percent, resulted in approved applications during the pilot.The report, Digital Lessons From Amazon: Credit Unions and the Online Experience by Rob Rubin, cites two main reasons for the low numbers: (1) “credit unions put up many barriers” between the Apply Now button and credit card approval, and (2) many of the applicants who persisted despite those barriers did not meet underwriting guidelines.The report offers several recommendations:Simplify the interface. Amazon shoppers were frustrated by poorly designed landing pages, lack of an immediate member eligibility screening tool, and the need to complete two applications, one for membership, another for the credit card. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

GOLDEN ORANGE: Awarded for the best examples of rural tourism in the county

first_imgThe award for ‘Traditional Product’ was given to the family farm Anica Bažika from Lumbarda, owners of the Croatian Island Product label, with their special jams, marmalades and jams made of lemon, mandarin, fig, Plavac mali, with constant design of new products.  Source: Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Cover photo: Konoba Maha Above Orebić, in Mokalo, is located Agroturizam Kapor, in the past an estate, and today an ambient complex of a Mediterranean house. In addition to delicious local food, they offer tasting of local wines Postup, Plavac and Rukatac, and they have enriched their offer with a family museum. In agritourism, great attention is paid to the youngest who during their stay can enjoy the landscaped playgrounds and promenades, all in the company of domestic animals. “For the fourth year in a row, we have been monitoring the development of rural tourism in our County, and I can truly say that year after year we can see progress in the offer and quality provided by our family farms. I am glad that the ‘Golden Orange’ has become a tradition because this award is a sign that the potential of rural areas is great and that our fellow citizens show love for their customs, antiques and original local cuisine. ‘, said the prefect Nikola Dobroslavić and congratulated the winners, but also all the finalists, on their dedicated work which raises the quality of the entire destination. She won the ‘Golden Orange’ award for 2019 Tavern Maha from the island of Korcula, which for 12 years combines a pleasant atmosphere on its rustic and energy-independent ranch with a combination of traditional flavors and modern presentation, thus completing the vision of rural and sustainable tourism. Last year, the award went to the tavern ‘Seoska kuća’ of the Novaković family from Čilip, one of the pioneers of rural tourism in Konavle, in 2017 the award went to the Metković restaurant and picnic area Đuđa i Mate, while in 2016 the first place went to OPG DIANA MAROVIĆ – EKO ŠKOJ from the island of Korčula.  In front of all the winners, Ivan Marelić addressed the audience and pointed out that such recognitions are extremely important. “In this way, all of us small producers and entrepreneurs see that our efforts and work are recognized by the home county. I want to thank everyone for that and of course for this recognition”, Said Marelić. This year, a record number of business entities from the entire Dubrovnik-Neretva County applied for the competition, 26 of them, and after the first round of selection, the jury selected 15 finalists. historical and eno-gastro heritage of its region. The four-member family of Konoba Knez, with their dedication and love for work, strive to provide the best service to visitors, and offer tastes of Dubrovnik’s history, because since 1921 the family has been processing and selling meat and meat products. With the presence of an increase in rapid tourism and apartmentization, the original natural beauty and historical heritage of the rural area of ​​Pobrežje tends to be preserved. The rural household also grows various domestic animals, organic fruits, vegetables, produces house wine, homemade liqueurs and fruit brandies, and offers all visitors a real farm experience.  The winners, along with the statue of the Golden Orange and the charter, were awarded with monetary amounts from 2.000 to 5.000 kunas for the improvement of their business.center_img Photo: Villa Cypress, Ethno Art Village Podcempres / Illustration HrTurizam.hr From 2018, in addition to the gold, silver and bronze charters, two special awards are given in the categories ‘Attractions in the offer of rural tourism’ and ‘Traditional products’.  After Konoba Maha, which won the most points, the second place went to Family farm Marin Knez from the Coast, while Agrotourism Kapor from Orebic won third place.   Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Regional Agency DUNEA launched a selection for the best in rural tourism to point out the importance of a quality approach in running family farms in the service of rural tourism and thus gave recognition and deserved promotion to the best. Photo: Dubrovnik-Neretva County Located eight kilometers from the town of Korcula, this tavern is decorated in Dalmatian style with stone walls and gentle lighting in a garden surrounded by Mediterranean plants. The quality and ambience of this family farm has been recognized by many celebrities such as Bill Gates, Bernie Ecclestone, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and many others. Konoba Maha is one of the co-founders of the Korčula Pjatance Association – a spring food and wine fair, and they prove their vision of the property in the future by continuous education of staff and owners and constant improvement of service quality and increase of own production.  This year, among the finalists, the Ethnographic Collection Barilo located in the center of Blato, which offers visitors a special and unforgettable atmosphere and a walk through the centuries of the islanders, and Školjkarstvo Antonio from Zamaslina with a unique experience the production process of this aphrodisiac.  The award ceremony ‘Golden Orange’ – the selection of the best in rural tourism in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County was held on June 28 at the Ranjina Palace.last_img read more

Man Utd star Pogba reacts to George Floyd killing on social media

first_img “Sadness for George and for all black people who suffer from racism EVERY DAY! Whether in football, at work, at school, ANYWHERE! read also:Martin Odegaard in Paul Pogba swap links “This has to stop, once and for all! Not tomorrow or the next day, it has to end TODAY! “Violent acts of racism can no longer be tolerated. I can’t tolerate. I won’t tolerate. WE WON’T TOLERATE. “Racism is ignorance. LOVE is intelligence. STOP the silence. STOP racism.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Demonstrations started in the United States in response to the unarmed Black man’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. They have now spread to Europe and many other parts of the world. Pogba went on Instagram to give his take, accompanying this message with a picture of himself. He wrote: “During the past few days I have thought a lot about how to express my feelings about what happened in Minneapolis. I felt anger, pity, hatred, indignation, pain, sadness.Advertisement Manchester United star, Paul Pogba, has given his reaction to the George Floyd protests.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Simon, Osimhen make 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize shortlist

first_imgRelatedPosts Osimhen dedicates award to late dad Osimhen wins 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize Moses Simon pens farewell message to Levante Nantes winger Moses Simon and Lille striker Victor Osimhen have been nominated for the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize alongside nine other African stars.The 11 nominees for the annual award, organised by Radio France International and France 24, were announced on Friday with the winner set to be revealed on June 29. The other nominees are Reims centre-back Yunis Abdelhamid, Saint-Etienne forward Denis Bouanga, Montpellier forward Andy Delort, Metz star Habib Diallo, PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye, Monaco striker Islam Slimani and Rennes trio Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.The shortlist is made up of four Senegalese, with two Algerians, two Nigerians, one Gabonese, one Moroccan and also included one Malian.Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe won the 2019 edition before his switch to England after his fine contributions for Lille last season.Simon, who is on loan from Levante, earned his nomination after ending the 2019-20 Ligue season as Nantes Player of the Season with a contribution of five goals and five assists in 26 league outings.Osimhen, on his part, had an impressive debut Ligue 1 season with a tally of 13 goals and four assists in 27 matches for Lille. Algeria duo Slimani and Delort also gave a good account of themselves in front of goal. Delort registered nine goals and three assists in 26 games for Montpellier while Leiceter City loanee Slimani returned nine goals and seven assists in 18 Ligue 1 appearances.Mendy, Traore and Niang played crucial roles in helping Rennes secure a spot in the Uefa Champions League qualification round after a third-place finish in the league.Mendy managed nine clean sheets in 24 league matches while Traore proved his versatility on the flanks for the Red and Blacks and Niang hit double figures with 10 goals in 26 matches.Bouanga is another African star who enjoyed a fine season in the French top-flight, ending the 2019-20 campaign as Saint-Etienne’s top scorer with 10 goals after 26 matches.After clinching his second league title in France, Gueye made the cut for his consistency and his contributions in PSG’s midfield. Diallo’s contribution of 12 goals in 26 matches helped Metz maintain their top-flight status as they finished 15th on the league standings.Morocco’s Abdelhamid completes the 11-man list, thanks to his defensive prowess at Reims and also his contribution of three goals after playing every minute of his team’s league matches this season.Tags: Lille FCMarc-Vivien Foe Prize 2020Moses SimonNanteslast_img read more