Susan Tedeschi Joins John Prine For Powerhouse ‘Color Of The Blues’ Performance [Watch]

first_imgLegendary country music artist John Prine has just announced a new album! Titled For Better, Or Worse, the new release will see Prine team up with a number of extraordinary female musicians for a series of rockin’ duets. Due out on September 30th, the artists who are featured on the album include Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack, Iris DeMent, Holly Williams, Morgane Stapleton, Kathy Mattea, Alison Krauss, Amanda Shires and his wife, Fiona Prine.The only woman left off of that list is Susan Tedeschi, who is not only featured on the album but on the leading single as well. Tedeschi joins Prine for a reworking of George Jones’ “Color Of The Blues,” which you can stream in full while watching the album preview video below.For more information about the new album, you can head here. Check out the tracklisting below.For Better, Or Worse Tracklisting1. Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out (feat. Iris Dement)2. Storms Never Last (feat. Lee Ann Womack)3. Falling in Love Again (feat. Allison Krauss)4. Color of the Blues (feat. Susan Tedeschi)5. I’m Tellin’ You (feat. Holly Williams)6. Remember Me (When Candlelights Are Gleaming) [feat. Kathy Mattea]7. Look at Us (feat. Morgane Stapleton)8. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music (feat. Amanda Shires)9. Fifteen Years Ago (feat. Lee Ann Womack)10. Cold, Cold Heart (feat. Miranda Lambert)11. Dreaming My Dreams with You (feat. Kathy Mattea)12. Mental Cruelty (feat. Kacey Musgraves)13. Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be (feat. Iris Dement)14. My Happiness (feat. Fiona Prine)15. Just Waitin’last_img read more

Asia see sharp decline in match-fixing: Asian Football Confederation

first_imgNEW DELHI: Asia has seen a sharp decline in match-fixing over the last six years, the Asian Football Confederation and its integrity partner told Reuters, though illicit gambling has grown thanks partly to the use of cryptocurrencies as a payment method.Swiss-based Sportradar has been a key ally in the AFC’s fight against corruption since 2013 and the tie-up will run through to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China after being renewed last month.Match-fixing is driven by illegal gambling, a market which Transparency International estimated in 2018 was worth some $400 billion in Asia.”Since 2013, we have witnessed a significant reduction in the number of match-fixing related incidences,” Benoit Pasquier, AFC General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, told Reuters by email.”Sportradar has been pivotal in driving the decrease in overall figures for illicit activity…”From 2016 we’ve witnessed a decline in match-fixing across Asia by 21% and with our efforts in tandem with Sportradar, the preventive measures we’ve introduced have produced positive results.” AgenciesAlso Read: Asian Football Confederation to expand Champions League, Women’s Asian CupAlso Watch: Another case of Daylight Robbery in Tinsukia; 2 Lakh Rupees stolen.last_img read more

Other Sports Kidambi Srikanth aims to end title drought ahead of Malaysia Open Badminton

first_img Kuala Lumpur: A strong finish at the India Open will hold him in good stead when Kidambi Srikanth yet again strives to end his long title drought at the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open, beginning in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Srikanth, who last won a title at the 2017 French Open, came close to ending the lean patch when he reached the finals of the India Open but Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen thwarted his challenge on Sunday. Despite the loss, it was a good week for the 26-year-old as he quelled the challenge of one opponent after another on way to his first summit clash of a BWF world tour event in 17 months. On Wednesday, Srikanth will begin his campaign against a qualifier, following the withdrawal of Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei, who was supposed to play his first event after recovering from nose cancer.”I’m just happy how it has been last week. I just want to take it the way it comes. I know I was trailing in most of the matches but somehow I wanted this kind of momentum. I wanted these kind of wins and want to continue this form now,” Srikanth had said after the final on Sunday. Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu too was on course for a title win before she blew a four game points to lose the semifinal against He Bingjiao of China last Saturday. The fifth seeded Indian will cross swords with Japan’s Aya Ohori in the opening round of the BWF World Tour Super 750. She is likely to get a chance to avenge her first-round loss at the All England Championship against Sung Ji Hyun of Korea, who she is expected to face in the second round. Indonesia Masters champion Saina Nehwal, who had battled pain after developing pancreas infection en route the All England Champion quarterfinals, will look for a good outing after skipping the Swiss Open and India Open. The eighth seeded Indian will face Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in the first round.Among others, H S Prannoy will look to continue his promising show after regaining some form at the India Open where he reached the quarterfinals. He will square off against Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus.Sameer Verma will also look to snap his run of early exits this year but it will be easier said than done as he faces world no 2 Shi Yuqi of China. Men’s doubles pair Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, the only Indian pair to reach the semifinals at New Delhi last week, will face seventh seed Chinese pair of Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong in the first round, while Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will take on Korean pair of Baek Ha Na and Kim Hye Rin. Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki will meet Ireland’s Sam Magee and Chloe Magee in their opener.   Kidambi Srikanth last won the 2017 French Open tournament.Srikanth lost in the final of the Indian Open to Viktor Axelsen.PV Sindhu lost in the semi-final of India Open to He Bingjiao of China. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

5 interesting stats from Round Rock Express’ 26-run baseball game

first_imgMinor league baseball doesn’t usually get our attention unless something crazy happens, and that’s exactly what happened Thursday night.The Round Rock Express (located in Texas) scored an insane 26 runs against the Las Vegas Aviators. The funny thing is Las Vegas didn’t even play that poorly. The Aviators put up 11 runs of their own, but it obviously wasn’t enough as the Express put up a score you typically see in a football game. There were nine home runs in the gameThe combined record for two teams hitting home runs in a single MLB game is 12, so these teams weren’t too far off.Kyle Tucker, the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft, hit a pair of homers, giving him 20 on the season. Nick Tanielu and the Aviators’ Barreto also hit a pair of homers. Taylor Jones, Eric Campbell and Cameron Rupp each hit one.There were 90 total at-batsPlayers with 4+ at-bats: 17Players with 5+ at-bats: 9Players with 6+ at-bats: 4Players with 7 at-bats: 3According to Baseball Almanac, the record for at-bats during a nine-inning game is eight, held by 18 different players. We almost got there in this game, as three different players had seven. Overall, there were 103 plate appearances in this game. MORE: Benches clear after bunt breaks up no-hitter in Yard Goats-Thunder gameSo, with so many runs scored in this baseball game we thought it’d be fun to look at some of the ridiculous numbers that were put up.Every batter scored a runYou might read that stat and think that only applies to the Express, but no. Everyone on the Aviators scored a run as well. There were 20 batters with at least one at-bat and every single one of them scored at least one run. Of those 20, eight of them scored two runs or more.Taylor Jones was a perfect 5-for-5We mentioned already that every batter scored at least one run, but Express first baseman Taylor Jones led the way with five runs. In fact, he went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate, with six RBIs. He had seven total plate appearances, which included two walks.We also should make mention of the Aviators’ Franklin Barreto, who also went 5-for-5 at the plate. He hit two home runs, had four RBIs and scored three runs. Norge Ruiz allowed seven runs in 0.0 inningsOfficially, Aviators pitcher Norge Ruiz pitched in 0.0 innings. But he did face seven batters, and allowed seven earned runs while giving up five hits and walking two. His poor outing contributed to an incredible 13-run inning in the seventh, which took this game to a completely different level.Ruiz wasn’t alone in his struggles, though. The two Aviators pitchers before him had already given up 10 earned runs. And of the six pitchers the Aviators used in the game, all of them allowed at least one earned run.last_img read more

Dougbeh, We Hail You for Hailing Liberia!

first_img‘Hail’ used in this heading means “To call loudly to, or after; to salute, to address.” In the context of this definition, we deem it expedient to hail Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan for using his profession to lift the name of his country and Africa on the world stage.Dr. Nyan, who studied Zoology and Chemistry at the University of Liberia, holds a degree in human-medicine (infectious diseases) from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. In 2014 he headed the Diaspora Liberian Emergency Response Task Force on the Ebola Crisis, and had participated in the Innovation Prize for Africa for Social Impact in which he won an award.Since coming to prominence as one innovative Liberian doctor, Dr. Dougbeh Nyan has participated in a number of scientific innovation events; one of which recently took place in Kigali, Rwanda.In the June 25th edition of the Daily Observer, the Rwandan Government through its military hospital is reported to have offered support for the ground-breaking invention of Dr. Nyan following his presentation on Multiple Infections Diagnostic Test and lectures held at the Rwandan Military Hospital.At the event, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kigame lauded the Liberian Medical Doctor and Scientist, and said “I like people who are problem solvers.” Dr. Nyan has played and is playing a key role placing Liberia and Africa on the plane of scientific innovation and erasing stereotyped images of drought stricken victims or fleeing African migrants on leaky boats drowning in the Mediterranean desperately trying to reach the shores of Europe.In this regard, the success of Dr. Nyan is an achievement that has won the envy of his scientific colleagues in the United States of America and elsewhere. Indisputably, Dr. Dougbeh Nyan has indeed made Liberia proud but his achievements belong to all of Africa.Interestingly, Dr. Nyan was educated right here in Liberia from elementary through high school and at the University of Liberia before going abroad to study. Unlike Liberia’s prewar days, when its referral hospital, John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital, and premier university, the University of Liberia was a magnet that attracted patients as well as students from across the African continent.Against the decline in values and respect for education, one can ask as Nathaniel did about Jesus when Dougbeh’s story is told, “Can anything good come out of Liberia?” Yes of course, and we believe that there are many Dougbehs waiting in the wings only if attention and support are given to education with the view to inculcating renewed values of hard work, discipline, patriotism and service to humanity.Only then we shall make it possible to reproduce many more Dougbehs. In short, investment in education is the surest means through which the country can develop and place itself on par with other countries in the world.Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan’s professional accomplishments in Liberia and on the African Continent at large should not only inspire all and sundry but should also serve as a wake-up call to our national leadership to provide the requisite support to the building of a healthy and vibrant educational system, a system which will say a good-bye to the lack of libraries and laboratories as well as the shortage of educational materials including books, desks, chairs and other relevant materials.With this done we can safely boast of creating an environment wherein every child can live up to his/her fullest potential and to be all what they want to and can be. It can be recalled that former US President, Barack Obama, speaking to beneficiaries of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows in Washington, D.C. in 2014, told them to work to bring the change they want in their respective domains.This is exactly what the Liberian scientist is doing to change the future health situation of Liberia and Africa respectively. In this regard, all Liberians in their various fields of endeavor and from all disciplines, must see themselves as drivers of Liberia’s development to lift its people out of poverty and free them of the shackles of disease.In our National Anthem, we sing, “All hail Liberia hail! All hail Liberia hail!” We are all under obligation to adhere to the true meaning of this national song to demonstrate our patriotism to this glorious land of Liberty if it should remain ours in shining glory.The country where the Liberian scientist lectured and presented his innovative work is one of the fast developing countries in Africa. In order to create a spirit of oneness and patriotism in its citizens, the government of Rwanda invested heavily in education — with emphasis in Technology in university and vocational studies.We hope and pray that the Government of Liberia will learn the best from Rwanda to create conditions in Liberia that will help inspire other innovative and enterprising Liberians to emulate the good example of Dougbeh Chris Nyan.We say bravo to Dr. Nyan again for his achievement and we laud the government of Rwanda for acknowledging and recognizing the value and relevance of his achievements to Liberia and Africa.The Daily Observer hails Dr. Nyan and wishes him the best in all of his endeavors now and in the future.May God be his able and trusted guide!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more