[Video: Bruce Springsteen]Like many of the song performed throughout his Broadway run, this new live version sounds incredible. Even at the respectable age of 69, Springsteen still successfully channels his younger self and inspires the listener in the process with the lyrics, “Working all day in my dad’s garage/driving all night, chasing some mirage.” Bruce utilizes both his harmonica and acoustic guitar for the solo performance, using those perfectly aged vocal cords of his to inspire his intimate audience. The recording sets the bar for what fans can expect to hear when the soundtrack arrives later next week. Bruce’s performance of “Promised Land” would typically take place six songs into the show each night, finding a home in between “Thunder Road” and “Born in the U.S.A.”.The final performance of Springsteen On Broadway is scheduled for next Saturday, December 15th. The recently announced concert film chronicling one of the shows from Springsteen’s Broadway run will also arrive on Netflix the following day, making for one heck of a weekend for fans of The Boss.It was also recently rumored that Springsteen might be heading back out on tour with the E Street Band in 2019, but sadly that won’t be the case. Springsteen took to Twitter on Tuesday to let fans know he’ll be taking a well-deserved break in the coming year after his long Broadway residency and time spent working on other projects. Fans can be cautiously optimistic that he and his band will be back out on the road in 2020. Until then, fans can click here to pre-order Springsteen On Broadway. Bruce Springsteen has shared a new live recording of “The Promised Land”, which originally appeared on his 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town LP. The new cut of the fan-favorite will appear on his forthcoming soundtrack to his Tony Award-winning theatrical production of “Springsteen On Broadway”, which is scheduled to arrive next Friday, December 14th. The live recording of his 1978 ballad was played during one of Springsteen’s 236 performances at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre, where his one-man show mixing both songs and spoken word has taken run October 2017.Bruce Springsteen – “The Promised Land” (Live) – Official Audio
STOCKBRIDGE – The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is housed in a former Jesuit seminary built in the 1950s, on a rise with broad views of the Berkshires. The long hallways have the institutional feel of a high school, except that everyone is speaking in respectful tones, and rolled yoga mats are everywhere, like baguettes in Doisneau’s Paris. On the walls are limited-edition photographs of lean people doing yoga in front of moss-dappled Indian shrines. At the gift shop on an early February weekend, visitors could have their tarot read, or a photographic portrait taken of their aura. And one of the featured speakers, offering a weekend-long seminar, was a senior professor at Harvard University, Ellen Langer.Langer is a famous psychologist poised to get much more famous, but not in the ways most researchers do. She is best known for two things: her concept of mindlessness – the idea that much of what we believe to be rational thought is in fact just our brains on autopilot – and her concept of mindfulness, the idea that simply paying attention to our everyday lives can make us happier and healthier.Read more here
Tony winner Idina Menzel is certainly making it the most wonderful time of year for us with all these TV appearances! Wearing Wicked Green, the original Elphaba stopped by The View and addressed those Frozen 2 rumors (she’s in Disney prison, apparently), talked If/Then, her world tour—and revealed the one person in the world who doesn’t like her singing. Check out the interview below and also her performance of the original song “December Prayer” off her album Holiday Wishes. Related Shows View Comments If/Then Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Star Files Idina Menzel
Georgia Representative Terry England was presented the Georgia 4-H Green Jacket Award last month for his support of the youth development program. Sponsored by Georgia EMC, the green jacket award is presented annually to an individual who has exhibited outstanding support of the Georgia 4-H program. Georgia 4-H is operated by University of Georgia Extension and delivered to Georgia’s children through local Extension offices across the state. During the annual Georgia 4-H State Congress event held July 22-24 in Atlanta, England was presented a green 4-H blazer and an etched glass award.England chairs the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee and co-chairs the Agricultural Education Advisory Committee. “In order to have a strong 4-H program, you have to have a tremendous program; strong public support from the state, federal and local government; and strong private support,” said Georgia 4-H State Leader Arch Smith, minutes before presenting the jacket to England. “Representative England embodies all three of those things. He is a great friend of 4-H. He has always been a supporter of youth development programs, education and agriculture in Georgia. He has supported 4-H in his role as a public official. He is a 4-H donor, and he has been willing to find time to help with our educational program activities.”Smith thanked England for leading this year’s Georgia 4-H State Council, where he spoke to Georgia 4-H’ers about the importance of citizenship and voting.“He came up through the FFA organization and has become a true believer that 4-H is just as important to the success of developing young people,” Smith said. “My fondest moments have been spent with him in his office/barn/shop where we stand and talk about the old John Deere tractor from the 1950s that he’s working on restoring. Terry England is a down to earth public servant who has supported 4-H, and he is truly a friend to the 4-H’ers of Georgia.”After donning the green 4-H jacket, England accepted it on “behalf of the Georgians who have supported 4-H and Georgia Extension.” “My 10 years serving in the general assembly has been a lifelong dream and to stand here and wear this jacket and know our governor received it last year and our chancellor and my speaker received it recently…I don’t feel deserving of it,” England said. As a student, England was active in the Winder-Barrow County High School chapter of FFA. “My friends in 4-H received the same energy and the same drive that I was receiving wearing my blue corduroy jacket,” he said. For more about the Georgia 4-H program, go to www.Georgia4H.org.
DEME’s vessels Neptune, D’Artagnan, and Bonny River have been deployed on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project, with some of the work now underway at the site located some 12 kilometres off the coast of the Guérande peninsula in France. The 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, also known as Parc du Banc de Guérande, will comprise 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines, expected to be fully commissioned in the summer of 2022. The jack-up vessel Neptune, which is set to start the pre-piling works for the project’s offshore substation (OSS), was reported by French media to have encountered an issue with its propulsion on 27 August while sailing to France. The vessel was reportedly towed to the Port of Brest for repair on the same day. According to available AIS data, Neptune is currently moored in Brest. The installation of the jacket and topside is scheduled for the second half of 2021. The company’s cutter suction dredger D’Artagnan and trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River are currently on site, working on seabed preparation for the offshore wind farm. The project, set to become the first commercial-scale wind farm installed in French waters, is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge. The company is in charge of the design, manufacturing and installation of the OSS in a consortium comprising Atlantique Offshore Energy, GE Grid Solutions and SDI (DEME). “Neptune’s propulsion issues were due to contaminated fuel bunkered en route to Saint-Nazaire”, a spokesperson from DEME told our sister site OffshoreWIND.biz, adding that the vessel will install four piles for the Saint-Nazaire OSS in September.
Press Association Since December, though, the Reds have improved markedly and on Sunday moved within two points of the top four, thanks to a seventh win during a 10-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. “At the start of the year we talked about how losing Suarez was going to have an affect but now we have overcome that,” Liverpool midfielder Allen said, following the latest victory at Southampton. “It took us a little bit of time to overcome that because the injury problems we had were not ideal. “We are certainly back up to that level and if anything with the different system we play this season we might even have taken a step forward. “Sometimes (criticism) gets taken out of hand but I don’t think it was unfair. There was no hiding places and we were not delivering as players. “There was no excuse from us. We knew there might be a difficult patch early in the season and that probably went on longer than we hoped and expected. “At the same time we always knew we would come through it and I think that was the biggest sign we would be where we are at this stage.” As well as the league, Liverpool are through to the FA Cup quarter-finals and travel to Besiktas on Thursday looking to secure safe progress to the Europa League last-16. After coming so close to capturing the Premier League crown last term, things looked like they were unravelling in the wake of the Uruguayan’s Anfield exit. Suarez’s move to Barcelona was compounded by injuries to, amongst others, Daniel Sturridge, and what proved a difficult transition for many summer recruits, leading pressure to mount on Rodgers. Allen says everyone at the club is “digging deep” to cope with their three-pronged attack, epitomised by the resilience showed in winning 2-0 at Saints on Sunday. The St Mary’s encounter was not without its controversy, though, as referee Kevin Friend waved away three strong, first-half penalty appeals from the hosts. Dejan Lovren handled after Filip Djuricic twice went down in the box, first under pressure from Emre Can and then Allen’s challenge. “If I am being honest I didn’t get contact on the ball, which was disappointing because I felt I could get it but missed it,” the latter said. “I didn’t really take him down either so it is one of them where my heart was in my mouth a little bit but at the same time I can see why it wasn’t given.” Those incidents along with others at the weekend led to widespread discussion about the merits of video technology – something Southampton captain Jose Fonte would back. Asked if he would support the introduction of such the measure, the Portuguese centre-back said: “Yeah, I think so, I think it would be a good solution. “It’s one of those days. Nothing went our way. We kept trying, we kept working hard. “They got a great goal really early on and then we put the pressure on them, and we just didn’t have any luck today, either with decisions or in the game itself.” Liverpool have at last adapted to life without Luis Suarez, with Joe Allen going as far as to suggest Brendan Rodgers’ side may even be better now.
Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 BLUE HILL — Locked in tight games twice Saturday afternoon, the Trenton Acadians came up clutch at the plate when it mattered most.The Acadians used situational hitting to pull ahead late and secure a pair of much-needed American Legion wins against Skowhegan on Saturday in Blue Hill. The victories, both of which came by scores of 7-3, significantly improved the team’s chances of making a playoff run later this month.“Our team produced everything we needed today in terms of pitching, defense and timely hitting,” Acadians coach Christopher Barnes said. “We went after them in all facets and got two big wins in the standings.”Trenton Acadians pitcher Beckett Slayton throws a pitch during the seventh inning of an American Legion baseball game against Skowhegan on July 8 in Blue Hill. Slayton was the winning pitcher in the first of the Acadians’ two victories in a doubleheader. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLWith the Acadians trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning of Game 1, Jacob Keenan tied the game an RBI double that scored Brad Smith and Beckett Slayton. From there, the Acadians added four more runs in the top of the seventh, and Slayton quickly dispatched Skowhegan in the bottom of the inning to give the Acadians the first game of the doubleheader.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“In the late parts of these games today, we got big hit after big hit,” Barnes said. “In some of the previous games, we would have these lapses where we wouldn’t be able to get our bats rolling and get runs in those situations, but today, we put those hits together at the right time.”The teams exchanged leads throughout the first four innings of Game 2, but neither one could find a real breakthrough during that span. For the Acadians, Ellsworth High School pitcher Conner Wagstaff, who had seven strikeouts, departed in the top of the fifth inning a with the score tied 3-3.The Acadians (3-8) nearly gave up the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Skowhegan put a runner on second base, but Wagstaff made a diving stop on the first-base side that kept the visitors from scoring. Both teams failed to produce runs despite putting runners in scoring position throughout the sixth and seventh.After the two teams failed to score again in the top of the eighth, the Acadians rallied in the ninth. The team took a 4-3 lead with a Slayton RBI single, and Nick Bagley followed it up by knocking in three runs with a bases-clearing double to break the game open before reliever Stefan Simmons retired the Skowhegan (5-6) side in order to earn the sweep.Slayton, who claimed the win in the first game, also had three hits and two runs scored. Deer Isle-Stonington’s Ethan Shepard had two hits and an RBI for the Acadians in the second contest.The Acadians’ next game will be on the road against Oakland’s Post 51 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. Although the team has work to do to claim a top-five spot in the Zone 1 standings, the wins Saturday pushed them within reachable distance of Skowhegan, Post 51 and Brewer.“We’ve been looking for those wins that could get us on track for a while now, and this could go a long way in helping us do that,” Barnes said. “There are still a few games to be played, and if we can play like we did today, we might find ourselves with a fairly good shot.” Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020
(REUTERS) – Sixth-seeded Venus Williams stayed on track for a possible semi-finals clash with sister Serena by sprinting past German Julia Goerges to reach the third round of the U.S. Open tennis yesterday.Williams, 36, relied on her big serve when pressed in posting a 6-2, 6-3 victory under the roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, turning away four of five break points held by the 64th-ranked Goerges.Williams, the U.S. Open winner of 2000 and 2001, was runner-up to top seed Martina Hingis as an unseeded player in the inaugural year of Ashe Stadium and 19 years later finished the first U.S. Open day session played entirely under a roof.“1997 was a long time ago,” Williams said on court after her victory. “I’m so grateful to be here still playing, still winning matches and I can’t wait for the next round.”The elder Williams sister will next play either 26th seed Laura Siegemund of Germany or unseeded American Nicole Gibbs.
Monaco did not name the player but says he is recovering and that the club has informed league officials.Monaco is scheduled to play at home against Reims on Sunday in the opening weekend of the season.Lens defender Jonathan Clauss has also tested positive for the virus. Lens coach Franck Haise says Clauss is showing no symptoms and is in isolation from the rest of the squad.Newly-promoted Lens is also in action on Sunday. The club will travel south to play Nice.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___French league clubs Monaco and Lens both say one of their players has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Latest: Monaco and Lens report positive virus cases The World of Outlaws is “ramping up” its COVID-19 protocols following an outbreak after last weekend’s event at Knoxville, Iowa.The sprint car series confirmed “several drivers and crew members have tested positive for COVID-19” following the Saturday night main event won by suspended NASCAR driver Kyle Larson.Daryn Pittman, Tori Knutson and Paul McMahan all confirmed they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Kraig Kinser Racing and Roth Motorsports said team members had tested positive and Knoxville Raceway said one of its employees had tested positive.Series officials urged anyone at the track who had come into contact with those infected to get tested. Several other participants and family members tested positive following that notification.Fans were allowed at the races last weekend and also took part in autograph sessions. WoO says it will be reverting to the initial protocols in place when the series resumed racing earlier in the pandemic. Among the tightened restrictions will be closing the pit area to fans until further notice. August 21, 2020 The World of Outlaws says all affected parties must quarantine until medically cleared to return to the track. Drivers racing for season-long points now unable to race because of the positive test will receive points based on their average finish for the season until they are able to return.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports