LEAF Festival will return to the picturesque hills of North Carolina this spring when the four-day music event produced LEAF Community Arts takes place at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC beginning Thursday, May 9th to Sunday, May 12th. This year’s springtime event will feature headlining performances from India.Arie, Trevor Hall, and Shovels & Rope, in addition to Larkin Poe, Black Violin, The War and Treaty, Molly Tuttle, The East Pointer, and many more.Other artists who are featured on the event’s spring 2019 poster shared on Friday include Dirtwire, Gina Chavez, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Jon Stickley Trio, Sweet Crude, Sean Ardoin, Victory Boyd, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, and Jarlath Henderson, just to name a few.“For the 48th LEAF Festival, we’ve scoured the globe to select artists who are architects of positive change using the strength & resilience of their creative expression to uplift our communities,” LEAF Artistic Director Ehren Cruz mentioned in a statement about their spring lineup. “As LEAF Community Arts approaches a new phase in its legacy with the creation of a year-round Global Arts Center, we welcome one and all to gather at the beautiful Lake Eden to celebrate this new inspiring chapter in our journey together. Bring your hopes, your dreams, your families, and an open heart for a world culture celebration you will never forget.”Related: Billy Strings & Molly Tuttle Added To Newport Folk Fest 2019 LineupFor those who may be unfamiliar, LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization which donates all festival proceeds to cultural arts education programs on both local and global levels. Since launching in 2004, “LEAF Schools & Streets” has helped over 55,000 youth beneficiaries with programs in over 20 Western North Carolina locations. The other LEAF Festival scheduled for 2019 will take place in the fall on October 17th-20th.Fans can click here to purchase tickets to the spring 2019 event, which are on sale now. Fans can also check out the event’s spring 2019 poster below for the full lineup of scheduled performers.
Painters, carpenters and home renovators who renovates will benefit by attending a training Aug. 10 in Macon that will explain new Environmental Protection Agency regulations for lead-based paints.Offered by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Greenville Tech, the training will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Central Georgia Technical College. The EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule took effect April 22 and affects contractors, property managers and others who work in housing or childcare centers built before 1978.Participants will learn how to minimize lead dust generation and soil contamination during maintenance, renovation and remodeling projects. Following these procedures will reduce the risk of lead exposure to employees, children and residents.Participants in the class will perform hands-on activities and be tested at the end of the class. Those who earn a passing score will be certified as renovators, a certification that is valid for five years.The cost of the course is $260 and is limited to the first 20 registrants. For more information, or to register, go to the website www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/housing/training/lead_training.php.
Arsenal target Dan-Axel Zagadou tells Borussia Dortmund he wants to leave Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Jun 2019 10:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link348Shares The Frenchman’s opportunities are likely to be limited next season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal defensive target Dan-Axel Zagadou has asked to leave Borussia Dortmund, opening the door to a potential move to the Emirates this summer.Gunners boss Unai Emery is in the market for a new centre-back as he looks to bolster a back-line that conceded 51 times in the Premier League last season – shipping over twice as many goals as Manchester City and Liverpool.Zagadou has emerged as a potential solution and impressed Arsenal scouts at the recent Under-20 World Cup, where he captained his country. Zagadou does not want to play second fiddle to Hummels and Akanji (Picture: Getty)That could prove to be a stumbling block for Arsenal, who only have a transfer budget of around £45m to spend this summer after failing to qualify for the Champions League.Any funds made from player sales will be given to Emery to reinvest in the squad, though they have had no significant interest in the likes of Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and the Spanish coach wants a winger, two full-backs and a box-to-box midfielder in addition to a centre-back.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Zagadou captained France Under-20s at the World Cup in Poland (Picture: Getty)Now Bild report that Zagadou wants out of Dortmund and is ready to push for a move, with the Frenchman fearing for his first-team chances following the return of Mats Hummels.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 20-year-old, who can also cover at left-back, played 17 times in the Bundesliga last season but is likely to be backup behind a partnership of Hummels and Manuel Akanji in the 2019/20 campaign.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityZagadou’s agent has already begun searching for a new club and he is particularly interested in a move to the Premier League.Dortmund signed the centre-back on a free transfer when he left PSG in 2017 and can expect a big profit, with the German side setting an asking price of €30million (£26.8m) for a player who still has three years left on his contract. Advertisement
RelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Dele Alli continued his impressive revitalisation under Jose Mourinho as he scored twice in Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth.Alli, whose poor form and injuries over the last few months had seen him dropped from the England squad, has rediscovered his star quality since Mourinho arrived at the club and bagged a goal in each half.His brace made it three in three games, as well as two assists, and he has been the figurehead of a Spurs resurgence under Mourinho.Moussa Sissoko also scored his first goal in over two years as Tottenham won their third successive game under the Portuguese, who has brought the feelgood factor back.Harry Wilson’s late double skewed the scoreline and gave Bournemouth hope of an unlikely comeback, but Spurs were not to be denied back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since April.They are now just six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who they still have to play twice, and there is a real belief that the Champions League places are not so far away.Bournemouth’s slide down the table continues, however, and they have just one win from their last eight games.Having found his side 2-0 down after 20 minutes against Olympiacos on Tuesday night, Mourinho will have been hoping for a more stress-free start but had it not been for goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga they would have been behind inside the opening 10 minutes.First the Argentinian scooped away Arnaut Danjuma’s shot before parrying Diego Rico’s long-range effort.Spurs eventually woke up and a lightning quick break saw Son Heung-min close in on goal, but he dragged his shot wide.The hosts were in front by the 20th minute, though, as Alli continued his fine start under Mourinho.He was the beneficiary of some fine work from Toby Alderweireld and Son, whose perfect touch from the defender’s long ball allowed Alli to roll the ball into an empty net.Spurs thought it was 2-0 five minutes later when Davinson Sanchez fired home a loose ball from a corner, but the ball accidentally hit his hand in the build-up and it was chalked off.There was another handball in the box shortly before half-time, this time from Cherries skipper Steve Cook as he handled Alli’s cross, but VAR somehow decided not to review it and the visitors escaped.Howe’s side could not handle Alli’s movement and they fell 2-0 behind five minutes after the restart.It was another brilliant ping by Alderweireld, whose pinpoint ball was controlled by Alli, who held off the opposition defence to clip home.Alli had the chance to complete a hat-trick when a surging breakaway, led by Sissoko, saw the ball fall to him at the far post, but he curled over.Spurs were not to be denied a third, though, and in the 69th minute the crowd were treated to a real collector’s item.Son was played in down the left and he picked out Sissoko, who acrobatically hooked the ball in from close range for his first goal since October 2017.Mourinho has found he has no problems at the top of the pitch, but at the other end they have still looked suspect and they were denied a clean sheet by a fine goal.Wilson curled in a beautiful free-kick off the underside of the crossbar in the 79th minute to give the visitors hope.They got a second deep into stoppage time when Wilson swept home a second, and only a brilliant tackle by Jan Vertonghen to deny Callum Wilson stopped them from taking a point.The two late goals, which also happened at West Ham last week, will be a concern in what has otherwise been a perfect week for Mourinho. Tags: Jose Mourinho
A USC professor is in the hospital with injuries after being struck by a car on campus Wednesday.Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle said a USC student was driving south on McClintock Avenue toward 37th Street, when a female professor stepped off the curb by the Davis School of Gerontology and started to cross the street. As the professor was crossing, the student’s car struck her.LAPD, DPS and an ambulance arrived on the scene and treated the victim. She was taken to California Hospital Medical Center.This incident follows another on-campus accident that occurred March 12, when a student crossing McClintock Avenue behind Leavey Library failed to see an oncoming car. The student was hit by the car and hospitalized. DPS officials warned that students should always look both ways before crossing.“Never assume that you have the right of way,” Carlisle said. “Make sure you are seen by oncoming traffic and, more, that they stop for you.”
By Joseph SapiaBoth candidates for Monmouth County sheriff, Republican incumbent Shaun Golden and Democrat challenger Jeff Cantor, agree the most pressing issue in this race is heroin abuse.Golden, 49, who has been sheriff for seven years and an undersheriff two years before that, is using an approach of direct law enforcement and education.His office is providing education for both adults and youth, including the “Reach For Your Dreams” program in which recovering addicts meet with students from seventh grade to high school and help organize youth anti-drug use activities.The Sheriff’s Office also works with pharmacists to recognize fake prescriptions. It has partnered with other law enforcement agencies to organize unwanted prescription drug drop-offs for proper disposal. Under Golden’s tenure the office has added six narcotics-sniffing dogs.“It’s a multi-prong approach,” said Golden, a former police officer in Toms River and Colts Neck.Cantor, 50, said, if elected, he would form a joint task force that would incorporate law enforcement, recovering addicts, counselors, doctors and pharmaceutical companies.“There’s not a comprehensive strategy,” said Cantor, who has been a member of the Marlboro Township Council for 12 years. “It really comes down to treatment, recovery and education. It’s a growing problem, everyone’s affected by this problem.”The sheriff’s office performs a number of roles: law enforcement, running the county jail in Freehold Township, operating emergency services dispatching, providing security at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold, and running county-wide emergency management.Jeff CantorCantor, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, also wants to form another unit, one focused on dealing with terrorism. Cantor said he was concerned with “soft targets,” such as boardwalks, movie theaters, railroad stations and houses of worship. The unit would recommend ways these various locales could secure themselves, do patrols and be made aware of explosives.“The whole purpose is to keep our children and families safe,” said Cantor, chief operating officer for Gladius Health.Golden said his office is already dealing with domestic and foreign terrorist threats. The Sheriff’s office is using license plate readers to see if vehicles are associated with criminal activity; security cameras; working jointly with municipalities; and teaching private groups how to recognize suspicious activity.Cantor suggested a more cohesive operational approach, one incorporating emergency management, communications, firefighting, emergency medical services and private entities to work together to mitigate problems before they happen.“Then, you can focus on applying resources to these problem spots,” Cantor said.About 25 towns, or more than 100 emergency response agencies, use the Sheriff’s 911 telephone system, Golden said. But Cantor said the communications system needs to be improved, including regional dispatchers needing to better understand local areas and better communication equipment for emergency responders.Golden pointed to various accomplishments in his office, such as a Special Needs Registry for tracking people with autism, dementia, or physical disabilities. Dispatchers and personnel responding to emergencies at an address with a special needs person will know the situation they are walking into and how to deal with it if the person is in the registry.During 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, 72,000 people were evacuated and 5,000 sheltered, with no loss of life, Golden said.“We’ve done a lot,” said Golden, an adjunct professor at Monmouth University. “We’re moving right along.”Cantor questioned Golden serving as sheriff, whose budget is determined by the county Board of Freeholders, and serving as county Republican chairman, who oversees the campaigns of the all-GOP freeholder board.“He controls the freeholders and they control his budget,” Cantor said.
“We have focused all season (much more than in past seasons) on assigning players specific roles. Executing those roles is very much essential for our success. We are a team of eight and all eight players understand their roles and the importance of their roles to our success.”“(Which is) easy to describe, it has not always been easy to execute,” Moreira added.Mount Sentinel has won the provincial title four times in school history — the last time in 2007 when the school boasted both the provincial volleyball and basketball titles.The last time Mount Sentinel hosted the tournament was in 2012 when the Wildcats edged out White Rock Christian for the bronze medal.The Wildcats finished third last season in Kelowna — the school’s tenth bronze medal.The Cats, losing to Fernie Falcons in the Kootenay Final, have only two seniors on the roster — Lauren Spurge and Maya Mierau.Both players have been forced to adapt for the good of the team, with Mierau seeing her first action since an October 30th ankle injury put out of the lineup while Spurge was forced to switch positions this year to bolster the attack.“Lauren Spurge is setting for the first time and playing middle blocker. This is not a preferred mix, but she has adapted,” Moreira explained.“Maya Mierau is our other Grade 12. Her role is equally clear; she is our “go to hitter”. Until her ankle injury a month again she was very successful at performing her role. She has not played since October 30th.”Thursday morning will be her first competitive test in over a month — exciting and yet loaded with pressure.”Friday morning concludes the round robin draw before teams begin play in the knockout stage.Playoffs continue Saturday with the final set for 7 p.m.The Consolation match is set for 5:30 p.m.Story originated from The Nelson Daily For the eighth time in 25 years high caliber volleyball is coming to the Kootenays.Mount Sentinel Wildcats play host to the BC High School Girl’s A Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.The L.V. Rogers Hangar in Nelson is co-hosting round robin games Thursday and Friday morning.“We have a lot of teams ahead of us in the rankings . . . we are going in seeded eighth,” said Wildcats head coach Joe Moreira of the tall task ahead of the host school.“(This is) a fair ranking on the basis of our play/results during last month,” Moreira added.Defending champion Immaculata of Kelowna tops the 16-team field when play begins Thursday.Cedars Christian of Prince George is ranked No. 2 followed by Richmond Christian and White Rock Christian Academy.The top four teams begin play in Pool A.Mount Sentinel is slotted into Pool B with fifth-ranked Kelowna Christian, Fernie and Duncan Christian.Highroad Academy of Chilliwack, Carver Christian, Barriere, Queen Charlotte, Ucluelet, Credo Christian, Fernie Academy and Chetwynd round out the 16-team field.“Staying healthy would be a great pre-Christmas present,” Moreira said when asked about the key to the success of the Wildcats during the tournament.