April 15, 2021

The Weed That Helped Merle Haggard Perform Into His Seventies Will Soon Be Available In Colorado

first_imgIf your image of Merle Haggard is the “Okie From Muskogee,” then clearly you didn’t know Merle Haggard in the 2000’s. According to a new feature in Rolling Stone, Haggard not only warmed up to the use of marijuana, but relied on it heavily to tour in the later years of his life.As the story goes, Haggard grew medicinal marijuana on his 280-acre ranch in California, and was particularly fond of sativas. Eyeing the new marijuana market in Colorado, his family had partnered up with Colorado Weed Co. to expand the operation, but unfortunately Haggard passed away on April 9th, 2016. Since then, his family has been working with the Colorado Weed Co. to get Haggard’s weed in distribution.“The sativas kept him going, kept him creative, kept him getting out there and being able to play,” says Colorado Weed Co.’s Michael Smith in the interview. Thus, the new strain – which will be called Merle’s Girls – will soon hit the shops in Colorado. They plan to expand into Washington, Oregon, and California in the coming years.Though Merle Haggard will always be remembered for his music, 420-friendly fans will now have a new way to honor his legacy.last_img read more

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Greensky Bluegrass Announces 2018 Winter Tour With Billy Strings

first_imgComing off of their sold-out headlining Red Rocks Amphitheater performance in Morrison, Colorado, over the weekend, today, beloved jamgrass act, Greensky Bluegrass has detailed their upcoming 2018 Winter tour featuring support by young guitar prodigy Billy Strings. Kicking off at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre on January 18th in Indianapolis, Indiana, following their tour opener, the band will hit Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee the following two nights on January 19th and 20th, respectively. From there, the band will head north, hitting Albany, New York’s The Egg Performing Arts Center on the 24th, House of Blues Boston on the 25th, and the PlayStation Theater in New York City for two nights on January 26th and 27th.Following this Northeast run, the band will fly to Tucson, Arizona, for a festival set at Gem and Jam on January 28th before returning to the east for a date at Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 31st. To kick off February, Greensky Bluegrass will perform The Fillmore Philadelphia on the 1st, Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club on the 2nd and The Anthem on the 3rd. As their winter tour winds down, Greensky will close out the tour with a run in the Midwest, with shows at House Of Blues Cleveland on February 7th; Covington, Kentucky’s Madison Theater on February 8th; and The Fillmore Detroit on February 9th and 10th.Fan club pre-sale lottery begins tomorrow on September 26th at 10 am (EST), with the lottery running through to Thursday, September 28th, at 5 pm (EST). You can enter the ticket lottery on the band’s website here, or purchase tickets during the general on-sale that begins on Friday, September 29th.[Photo: Jeremy Scott]Upcoming Greensky Bluegrass 2018 DatesJANUARY1/18 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN1/19 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN1/20 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN1/24 – The Egg Performing Arts Center – Albany, NY*1/25 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA*1/26-27 – PlayStation Theater – New York City, NY*1/28 – Gem and Jam Festival – Tucson, AZ1/31 – Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead – Pittsburgh, PA*FEBRUARY2/1 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA*2/2 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.*2/3 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.*2/7 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH2/8 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY2/9-10 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI* Billy Strings supportslast_img read more

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Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin’ Hank

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — Emotions ran high today as baseball came together at Truist Park to honor the life and legacy of Hank Aaron. The one-time home run king and Baseball Hall of Famer died last week at age 86. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, Braves manager Brian Snitker and Hall of Famer Chipper Jones spoke emotionally about Aaron’s humble demeanor and the enormous legacy he leaves behind. Snitker, especially, choked back tears as he remembered Aaron’s affection for those who didn’t possess his unparalleled talent. And Jones credited Aaron with helping persuade the Braves to take him with the No. 1 pick in 1990.last_img read more

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Professor emeritus dies at 86

first_imgJoseph Brennan, professor emeritus of English, died in his South Bend home on Oct. 25. He was 86. A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the University announced in a press release Tuesday. Brennan taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1955 to 1993. The press release said he was a “soft-spoken” professor of American literature. Among his students was University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy, who was an English major as an undergraduate and took two courses with Brennan. In his autobiography, “Monk’s Tale,” Malloy called Brennan “one of the most articulate people I have ever met,” the press release said. A native of Providence, R.I., Brennan graduated from Providence College, earned a master’s degree in English from Brown University and then obtained his doctorate from the University of Illinois. Before coming to Notre Dame to teach, Brennan was a Fulbright scholar and did post-doctoral work at the Universita degli Studi in Florence and the University of Gottingen in Germany. His wife, Sheilah, associate professor emerita of philosophy at Notre Dame, survives Brennan. He is also survived by his sons, Ciaran and Kevin, his brothers, James and William, and five grandsons.last_img read more

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FARC Attack Leaves One Dead and 14 Injured

first_img The attack took place on a central street in the city of La Dorada San Miguel, in Putumayo department, near the border with Ecuador and Peru. “Once again, the FARC’s Front 48 perpetrated a barbaric act against the civil population, by throwing an explosive device at a police patrol located near a restaurant,” Colonel Aureliano Ordóñez, chief of the Putumayo Police, told the press. For his part, Javier Rosero, Secretary of the Putumayo government, said that a 30-year-old man was killed in the attack. Who said FARC was dismantled? By Dialogo February 27, 2013 On February 25, a civilian was killed and 14 others, mostly students, were injured after an explosive attack against a police patrol in Colombia, which was attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla, currently in peace negotiations with the government, civilian and military authorities reported. “In addition, three police officers, seven children that were released from school at that time, and four adults were injured,” the official stated. Peace negotiations between the FARC and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos are being held without a bilateral ceasefire. The insurgency declared a unilateral truce between November 20 and January 20, as proof of “goodwill” regarding the negotiations. last_img read more

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Latest data has burst the capital gains ‘boom time’ bubble

first_imgLATEST property analysis has burst the bubble of those who believe real estate capital gains are in boom time right now. Research by property data firm CoreLogic has found that only one city in the country was seeing higher growth now than in the comparable first seven years of the previous decade. Brisbane was seeing a dramatic difference, going from a triple digit surge in the last decade to single digits so far this decade.“Vibrant property market conditions over the first seven years of this decade could easily have many of us believing we’re again in boom times, however, research by CoreLogic confirms that, with the exception of Sydney, capital gains performance was substantially lower than for the last decade,” the latest CoreLogic Property Pulse said. CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said the research showed that “concerns around overvaluations in the housing market, if any, are very much focused within Sydney and Melbourne. For the remaining capitals, the reality is that since the beginning of the decade there has been very little value growth.” Brisbane dwelling values increased by a mere 6.6 per cent since January 2010 compared to an increase of 147.2 per cent between January 2000 and February 2007. Source: CoreLogicMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoCoreLogic found that Brisbane dwelling values increased by a mere 6.6 per cent since January 2010 compared to an increase of 147.2 per cent between January 2000 and February 2007.Adelaide mirrored that, growing 124.4 per cent between January 2000 and February 2007, but seeing a rise of just 11 per cent between January 2010 and February 2017.CoreLogic found that so far the current decade was seeing most dwelling value growth come in at less than half the pace of the same period in the last decade.Between January 2000 and February 2007, there was a 98.2 per cent surge in capital city dwelling values, which was cut in half to a rise of 44.9 per cent for the period from January 2010 to February 2017.Sydney dwelling values rose 78.3 per cent from January 2010 to February 2017 compared to 61.1 per cent from January 2000 to February 2007.Melbourne has seen a 55.1 per cent rise so far this decade compared to a 95.6 per cent jump between January 2000 and February 2007.last_img read more

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National Federation of the Blind plans ‘White Cane Safety Walk’

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — The National Federation of the Blind of Cincinnati will host our Annual White Cane Safety Day Walk, during the Meet the Blind Month. The event will be October 2 at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati city hall. Following the reading of a proclamation there will be light refreshments served on Fountain Square.last_img

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Tough racism stance needed – Ramsey

first_img Ramsey’s recent appointment made him the only black manager in the Barclays Premier League and, having experienced racism personally during his playing career, he has clear views on the subject. The issue is back in the public eye after a black commuter was prevented from boarding a train at Paris’ Richelieu-Drouot Metro station on Tuesday by what appeared to be a group of travelling Chelsea fans. “Things were very, very different and through the ’80s, ’90s and up to now. Racism is not something that gets eradicated – it gets shuffled about and hidden in places you wouldn’t believe. “I have suffered from it. I don’t want to go into the details. I don’t want it to be about me. I want to focus on what happened in that situation in Paris so everyone shines a spotlight on that and that it doesn’t happen again.” Chelsea have pledged to ban any fans implicated, while the victim in the incident – named by French newspaper Le Parisien as French-Mauritian Souleymane S – wants them to serve custodial sentences. Ramsey, meanwhile, has some sympathy for the Blues as a club. “I don’t believe that they are Chelsea fans,” he said. “I wouldn’t be blaming Chelsea Football Club for that. “Chelsea is a massive club and do good things in the community and I feel sorry that they have been tarnished with this brush.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes Great Britain is an overwhelmingly tolerant society and does not want the behaviour of “idiots” to obscure that. “I think 99 per cent of people in this country are absolutely brilliant. We are a very tolerant nation,” he said. “I have dealt in football for a very long time and I haven’t seen racism to a point where I have been disgusted with it. “The problem is we don’t talk about the good stuff – we are just flagging up all the negative stuff all the time. But you have to be careful and make sure you keep a lid on the small minority of the idiots who might take it a little bit further. “There is no difference of colour, creed – this country is a wonderful multi-racial country. As a citizen of the British Isles, I think we have got a lot to be proud of. The problem is we never talk about it.” Swansea boss Garry Monk backed Chelsea’s reaction to events in France, indicating his club would react similarly in the circumstances. “What I read from Chelsea and the statement they put out was quite right,” said Monk. “They’ve got to verify whether they are true Chelsea supporters or members but Swansea would have the same stance on that. “You can’t tolerate that behaviour, it’s not welcome in football or even in society and I think Swansea would take a similar stance to what Chelsea did if it happened here.” In recent years Chelsea captain John Terry and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez have been suspended for using racist language, while Wigan owner Dave Whelan was banned for six weeks for comments made about race in November. Filmed footage from Paris contained audible chants of “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it” and Ramsey now wants the sport’s powerbrokers to step up the fight against prejudice. “It would be good to know what the authorities are going to do to weed these people out and what sanctions they will enforce to make this an avoidable situation in the future,” he said. “Had it not been caught on camera…. It was probably something that was going on before. We can’t look at it as a single situation – they were just caught at that time. “It is a reminder that it is still there. I’m sure there are people trying their best to make sure it stays out of the public eye – there are people with these views and we need to keep them away from the game. “Sometimes you can’t control what people do in their personal lives. As much as it is something that has happened in football, these are really social issues that manifest themselves in the real world.” Ramsey touched briefly on his own experiences but was keen not to divert focus from current event. “I started in 1978, so take from that what you may,” he said. Press Association QPR boss Chris Ramsey has called on football authorities to maintain a hard-line stance against racism and weed out offenders. last_img read more

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Man Dies After Collapsing on Boat During Diving Trip

first_imgA diver died after collapsing on a charter boat in Juno Beach Friday afternoon, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies say the charter boat captain requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard when 43-year-old James Ligon of Kennesaw, Georgia, collapsed on the vessel’s deck and hit his head.Ligon did not show any signs of distress when he surfaced from the water, deputies say.Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the call and took Ligon on their boat for treatment. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are now investigating the death.last_img read more

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SB : After dominating nonconference schedule, SU begins Big East play at Rutgers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments In each of the last two seasons, the Syracuse softball team has opened its schedule with five warm weather-based tournaments spanning a total of 25 games.  Right around this time a season ago, SU was 14-13.  Ace pitcher Jenna Caira was just 6-8.  And the SU offense was still trying to find production from more than just a handful of hitters. ‘We didn’t have many upperclassmen,’ Caira said of last season, ‘so the coaches were toiling with a lot of new impact players.’A year later, it’s difficult to recognize that unstable group Caira described.  After this season’s opening slate, SU stands at 21-5 while receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and sits in first place in the Big East conference.  The Orange will take that momentum with it to Piscataway, N.J., this weekend, when it will take on Rutgers in a three-game set to open its Big East schedule. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, followed by a noon start on Sunday.The now-vaunted SU offense features seven position players hitting .280 or above — and five of them are hitting better than .300. And the reigning Big East tournament MVP Caira has a 12-4 record, a 1.56 ERA, and is slowly generating All-American murmurs from outside the Syracuse ranks.        ‘Jenna’s been the best pitcher in the Big East so far,’ Rutgers head coach Jay Nelson said. ‘If the voters can’t see that, they clearly aren’t paying enough attention to East Coast softball.’ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOutside of Caira’s gradual development from talented yet wild riseballer to dominant ace, there are many additional reasons why SU is sitting pretty in first place in the Big East as they open conference play this weekend at Rutgers.  And the Orange will look to carry those strengths of nonconference play into the Big East portion of its schedule.  One of those keys has been success in close games. Eight of SU’s first 12 victories of the season were by a single run, including several come from behind wins that proved the Orange’s resiliency.   ‘Coach Ross has it instilled in our heads that as long as we have an at-bat left, we’re going to win the game,’ catcher Lacey Kohl said.  It also helps to have a pitching staff that consistently holds down Syracuse’s leads after the fifth inning.That has been the result of the maturation of a group that is now largely made up of upperclassmen. So far this season, SU is second in the Big East in both slugging and on-base percentage. No two players represent this combination more than outfielder Rachel Hellman and third baseman Hallie Gibbs.  Hellman is hitting .333 with a .436 on-base percentage out of the two hole. Gibbs leads the team in RBIs with 26 and is tied for second on the team in home runs with four out of the cleanup hole in Ross’s batting order.‘We took a little while to find the right mix a season ago,’ Caira said.Not so this season, as SU got off to the best start in program history. This season, the first full-scale recruiting class of the Ross regime (her first class in 2008 consisted of only three players), the SU juniors are the primary reason Ross has ascended the program towards national recognition.  Together, the class accounts for five of the team’s seven leading hitters and its ace pitcher. Like Caira, SU hitting coach Wally King thinks the reason for the national recognition is the development of what were young players last season into leading roles this season. And with the Orange about to start embarking on the conference schedule, King doesn’t expect that to change.‘We returned all our starters from last year,’ King said, ‘so there’s a unique air of continuity on this team.’[email protected]center_img Published on March 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jarrad: [email protected]last_img read more

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