Bill Withers Covers Little Jimmy Dickens In First New Recording Since 1985

first_imgBill Withers came out of the woodworks this week with his first release since 1985! The legendary singer/songwriter, who’s recordings of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” and “Use Me” will forever live in rotation, recorded a song for the Little Jimmy Dickens tribute album, The Rhinestone Hillbilly. Withers recorded a version of Dickens’ “(You’ve Been Quite A Doll) Raggedy Ann” for the compilation, which is available now on Bandcamp.Listen to the recording below:<a href=”http://rhinestonehillbilly.bandcamp.com/album/the-rhinestone-hillbilly”>The Rhinestone Hillbilly by Little Jimmy Dickens Tribute</a>Withers’ cover appears on the 16-track album, alongside Kathy Mattea, Charlie McCoy, Tim O’Brien, Connie Smith and more. A who’s-who of country, Americana and bluegrass luminaries celebrate the music of “little but loud” hillbilly hero Little Jimmy Dickens on The Rhinestone Hillbilly. Like Little Jimmy, who was inducted into the WVMHoF in 2007, all of the performers are proud of their long-standing connections to the Mountain State. More information is available here.last_img read more

With weekend split against Top 10 teams, Flanagan hopes team has learned from big-game experience

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img In the short term, a weekend against two Top 10 teams yielded a win and a loss for the Syracuse ice hockey team. In the long term, SU head coach Paul Flanagan hopes it will provide dividends down the road. All because of the early big game experience. This past weekend, that experience came in the form of a win over No. 8 New Hampshire and a loss to No. 9 Boston College. ‘UNH and BC are some of the premier teams over the last seven to eight years,’ Flanagan said. ‘For us, hopefully, (it’s a) chance to show we belong playing with some better teams. Part of the scheduling is to challenge ourselves and get us ready in the preseason for the meat of our schedule, once we get into our (College Hockey America) league.’ Friday night saw SU hold the Wildcats scoreless through 51 minutes, while the Orange took a four-goal advantage through the first two periods. Freshman goaltender Kallie Billadeau saved 26 shots in her first career start, and Syracuse didn’t look back, finishing off New Hampshire, 4-2. Syracuse and BC were tied at two through the first two periods Saturday afternoon, before the Eagles were able to pull away and finish off the Orange, 5-2. The two games taught SU very different lessons about itself. Flanagan hopes both will be instrumental in learning what it takes to reach the top.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘There were stretches in the (Boston College) game where we played with such poor fundamentals,’ Flanagan said. ‘But I give them a ton of credit. They were flying. We just looked tired physically and mentally. The lesson there is, we came off a high (Friday) night, but any time you have to get up and play a game 24 hours later, it’s tough. We’re going to learn from it and respond and, hopefully, look much better on Monday at practice.’ Boston College featured Olympic silver medalist Kelli Stack, whose three goals Saturday helped push the Eagles past the Orange. Stack, a member of multiple U.S. national teams and featured in Sports Illustrated, led BC in both goals and assists last season. Still, there weren’t any excuses from SU following the game. Career accolades aside, junior defender Taylor Metcalfe was less than impressed with the resume of the opposing team’s star player. ‘We had a lot of breakdowns as a team,’ Metcalfe said. ‘And we let our goalie down because she basically played the whole game. But she really played no factor at all. Sometimes you’re just off.’ If Syracuse goes deep into the playoffs this season, the Orange will likely face several more Kelli Stack-types from here on out. SU put out a good showing against some of the better teams in the country and, if nothing else, was able to gauge itself against future competition. ‘When we do our scheduling, we try to arrange our non-league part of it and go out and get the toughest competition you can find,’ Flanagan said. ‘Not only last week, but the next two weekends, where we have some of the better teams of the country coming in.’ So far, the non-league season has allowed SU to rotate two goalkeepers, new players and a number of varying offensive sets. Still in just its third season, Syracuse is now enjoying a few Division I perks, such as its newly furnished weight room, increased media coverage and a friendlier home schedule. But the team says it is staying hungry. Sophomore forward Isabel Menard, who tallied two assists and a goal on the weekend, echoed her coach’s sentiments about earning respect this season. And aside from the broader lessons learned about playing against Top 10 caliber teams, there were the much smaller and specific lessons learned on the ice. Menard and Flanagan are just hoping the small things on the ice lead to bigger things on it at the end of year. ‘The only thing is, we have to communicate more and play as a team,’ Menard said. ‘A bunch of zone communications. There’s little things that we need to work on. But I think we’ll get better as we move on.’ [email protected]last_img read more

From village sabhas to cricket match, Jyotiraditya Scindia pitches for Guna again

first_imgIf he wins by a margin of 3 lakh votes, then the people of Guna would have hit a six, says former cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, talking about the incumbent MP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, on Thursday evening.The two Congress leaders had just wrapped up a for-show cricket match in Guna Lok Sabha constituency’s Shivpuri as a part of Mr. Scindia’s campaign, when they returned to the field of the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Stadium for the political part of the evening.Seeking re-election to a seat that was held by his father, Madhavrao Scindia, and before that his grandmother, Vijaya Raje Scindia, and that he has represented since his father’s death in 2002, Mr. Scindia spent the day holding sabhas in villages, ending with the cricket match in Shivpuri.As the scion of the erstwhile Scindia royal family scored a boundary, the crowd celebrated with “Maharaj zindabad”, while a fan of Mr. Sidhu shouted “Come on, Sidhu paaji”.After wrapping up the ‘match’, Mr. Sidhu told the crowd: “Take it from me in writing, after Rahul Gandhi, the Minister at the second spot will be Mr. Scindia.”He said Mr. Scindia had won by 1.20 lakh votes in 2014 and if he won by the same margin, it would be like scoring two runs.”Two lakhs would be hitting a four and if he wins by 3 lakh, then you would have scored a six,” he said.The possible margin comes up often in conversations with Congress workers as well as residents. Having won the 2002 bypoll by over 4 lakh votes, Mr. Scindia’s victory margin went down to 1.2 lakh in 2014.Ankit Singh, a businessman from Shivpuri and self-professed BJP supporter who attended the cricket event, said: “This seat is reserved, for the Scindias. But I voted for the Congress in the Assembly elections, because that was about the Chief Minister. This election is about the Prime Minister and there is no one else but [Narendra] Modi.”Earlier in the day, at one of his sabhas, the candidate spoke to residents of Naguli village about the work he had done for the area in the past 17 years, from the construction of roads to the setting up of a footwear design institute.Aide-turned-opponent This time, Mr. Scindia is facing his own former aide, K.P. Yadav, who joined the BJP ahead of the Assembly polls, a contest that locals say is not a real one.“He is a dummy candidate,” said a Congress worker in Shivpuri.last_img read more

Juan Francisco Estrada eyes world title unfication vs Jerwin Ancajas

first_imgREAD: Mexico’s Estrada dethrones Thai champion SrisaketEstrada (39-3) won the WBC title from former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai via unanimous decision on April 26 and now wants to get another one of major titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 29-year-old champion, however, didn’t rule out a trilogy with Sor Rungvisai or a rematch against Roman Gonzalez.“I would like to unify with any champion, I want Jerwin Ancajas, the Filipino IBF champion, that is the fight I want,” said Estrada. “But if there is another champion then why not?” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES FILE — Juan Francisco Estrada has his hand raised in victory after defeating Victor Mendez in seven rounds at StubHub Center on December 8, 2018 in Carson, California. Estrada won when the fight was stoped after seven rounds. John McCoy/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Mexican champion Juan Francisco Estrada is looking forward to bigger fights in his career just a month after winning the WBC World super flyweight title.In a story on BoxingScene.com, Estrada said he is eyeing unification bout with IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Alyssa Valdez thrilled as two former schools face off in UAAP finals Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Jerwin Ancajas (C) of the Philippines celebrates with his team after defeathing Ryuichi Funai of Japan in their 12-round Super Flyweight IBF World Title fight in Stockton, California on May 4, 2019. – Ancajas defended his title for the seventh time with a TKO over Funai who absorbed punishment until round 7 when the rignside physician ordered the ref to stop the fight. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)READ: Jerwin Ancajas puts on show in TKO win over Japanese challengerEstrada lost his first match with Sor Rungvisai in February 2018 for the WBC title but got retribution this April.“The fight with Roman Gonzalez, if he asks for it… and Sor Rungvisi, the third fight, why not?” said Estrada. “I will do what the team says, we will plan for what follows before going up to bantamweight.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

Xavi pens two-year Al Sadd extension

first_imgTransfers Xavi ‘thrilled’ to sign two-year Al Sadd extension Russell Greaves 02:22 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) XaviCropped Getty Images Transfers Al Sadd Stars League The former Barcelona and Spain star is set to extend his playing career beyond the age of 40 after agreeing fresh terms with the Qataris Xavi described himself as “thrilled” after signing a two-year contract extension with Al Sadd.The Doha club confirmed the news on Thursday in a move that will see the former Barcelona and Spain star still playing at the age of 40.And Xavi, who made the switch to Al Sadd in 2015 after a trophy-laden spell at Camp Nou, was excited to extend his stay. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I am happy to keep on being a part of the Al Sadd family for two more years,” he said.”I am delighted to be at the club and with its fans. Everyone here is one big family and I am satisfied and thrilled to continue.”OFFICIAL: The Maestro stays!Our captain Xavi has extended his contract with #AlSadd and will remain with the club for another two years   pic.twitter.com/g5pfM4tV3T — AlSadd S.C | نادي السد (@AlsaddSC) May 24, 2018 Xavi won 133 caps for Spain, playing a key role in the side that triumphed in successive European Championships either side of World Cup glory in 2010.His Barca career spanned 17 years and saw Xavi make 869 appearances, scoring 97 goals. Al Sadd have won the Qatar Cup, Emir Cup and Sheikh Jassim Cup during Xavi’s stay.last_img read more