Bill 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.
Student body president Brett Rocheleau began this week’s Student Senate meeting by reminding students to be especially safe this weekend, especially for Saturday’s night football game. “Tell everyone who is underage in your halls that they are really not allowed to drink,” Rocheleau said. “The Excise Police will be out this weekend, and hopefully nothing major happens.” Rocheleau also discussed a Campus Life Council meeting he attended earlier this week. “We had a really good discussion focusing on consistency across dorms,” Rocheleau said. “Our first meeting defined these inconsistencies, and next time we plan to delve into solutions.” Student body vice president Katie Rose continued by thanking Senate members for attending last Friday’s Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) picnic. “The RCLC picnic was a blast,” Rose said. “It was the highest attendance of students and community members we’ve ever seen.” Rose attended a Community Campus Action Coalition meeting in Rocheleau’s absence this week and heard from community members about off-campus student interactions. “Overall things are okay, although property crimes are still pretty consistent. Off-campus parties are still a problem. Make sure you remind your friends living off-campus to be respectful of their neighbors,” Rose said. “Also, to reinforce what Brett said earlier, be safe this weekend. Excise Police have doubled their force for the night game to make sure everything is under control.” Chief of staff Katie Baker informed the Senate of a new Student Union Board committee being formed for diversity in residence halls. “The purpose of the new committee is to make sure everyone feels welcome in their dorms from the minute they step foot on campus to the minute they leave four years later,” Baker said. “The group is specifically for transfer students, international students … anyone who needs help adjusting and feeling at home.” Next the Senate voted in favor of a resolution thanking the Office of Housing for funding hydration stations in each residence hall, brought in by Parker Dwyer, director of residence life for Senate. The final order of business was the approval of a resolution brought forth by Matt Devine, director of gender studies for Senate. The resolution recognized the establishment of gender issues subcommittees. Pangborn senator Emily Pollard described further what this resolution involves. “Having subcommittees just breaks [the committee of gender studies] down so people can look at things more specifically,” Pollard said. “It allows everybody to focus in on certain issues so we can help to the best of our abilities.” Baker said the cabinet discussed this resolution Tuesday and described it as more of public relations move than a final resolution. “The point is really to keep the Senate and the student body informed so everyone knows where to go if they need help,” Baker said. The meeting ended with several dorm-specific announcements from the senators. Walsh Hall senator Veronica Guerrero reminded all the male dorms to enter one contestant for the Mr. ND Pageant happening next Thursday. Hall Presidents’ Council co-chair Matt Lynch reminded Senate of a student initiative to wear leis during Saturday’s football game in solidarity with senior linebacker Manti Te’o. “In addition to the leis, make sure to tell everyone to hold up a ‘five’ from the minute Manti walks onto the field for the coin toss to the minute he leaves,” Lynch said. “We are doing it as a sign of respect for everything that’s happened to him in the past week.”
By Larry Lowrey Jr.SALINA, Kan. (July 18) – Starting from outside the fifth row, winning the M & H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod main event Friday at Salina Speedway was the furthest thing from Daniel Gottschalk’s mind.A strong finish would have made him happy but sometimes being ‘just’ happy isn’t good enough. After posting the win one week ago, Gottschalk carried some momentum heading into the feature.Kamren Gruber posted the early lead during the main event but as usual the pack of cars that started in the middle half of the field were marching to the front. Gottschalk was on fire as he blew past the competition. One by one he worked his way into position for the top spot. Gottschalk took over the top spot and kept his hot streak alive picking up his second straight win and third of the season.In the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Modified division, a former champion has caught fire at the right time. It was just one week ago that Corey Lagroon found victory lane at Salina. Hovering around the top five in points, it wasn’t a bad time to get his first win. This week it wasn’t a bad time to pick up his second straight win.Lagroon didn’t take long to get to the front after starting in the third row. Mike Petersilie drove to a second place finish and in doing so took over the lead in the tight point battle. The night shaped up to be another strong battle in the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock ranks.Following a mid-race restart it didn’t take long for John Fose to take the lead and his second local win of the season.
THE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) is expected to name, by tomorrow, the Guyana team to the upcoming South American Youth Championships that is slated for next weekend, running November 4 – 6, in Concordia, Argentina.According to president of the AAG,Aubrey Hudson,the Association is looking to send “four to five” athletes, a coach and team manager, , with the team expected to depart by this Thursday.The team manager will be Mayfield Taylor Trim,and the selected coach is Johnny Greavesande.While jumper Chantoba Bright is one of the confirmed athletes, the AAG is still to name the other athletes.Hudson said that the Association had already submitted a shortlisted team of ten athletes which includes Bright, Avon Samuels, Kenisha Phillips, Claudrice Mckoy(girls), while Tyrell Peters, and Daniel Williams were among the boys being considered.Hudson said that several factors were looked at in selecting the team, in particular the Association was looking to further the experience of some of the athletes who performed at the CARIFTA Games earlier this year, and showed continual improvement since.Argentina’s climate was also considered,and this was somewhat of a deterrent in the decision to select any long distance athletes.“There are many, many components that were being (looked at). We were considering all the Under-18 athletes that went to CARIFTA, then we started extracting those who had an injury or had poor performances at CARIFTA and since coming back, and then we looked at the climatic and geographical conditions.So the decision was taken that we shouldn’t send long distance athletes, anyone doing above 800m.” Hudson explained.Commenting on the possible performance that can be expected from the team, Hudson said it largely depends on the attitude of the athletes.“If every athlete that we select goes there with the right attitude,everyone can come home with medals. They’re all experienced athletes,” Hudson commented.
The panel met in Lagos for two days and the list of award categories evaluated includes: Footballer of the Year, Team Sports Person of the Year, Track & Field Star of the Year, Sports Governor of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year.Other award categories include Racket Sports Person of the Year, Basketball Player of the Year, Para Sports Person of the Year, Team of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Wrestler of the Year, Coach of the Year, Sportswoman of the YearExecutive Director of the Awards, Mr. Kayode Idowu noted that all is set for the landmark 7thedition ceremony which will feature a heavy dose of star musical performances and a glittering spread of celebrated sports men and women as well as distinguished captains of industries and other stakeholders.“We are happy to say that the stage is set to host the seventh edition of the Nigerian Sports Award. We are highly elated and inspired by the quality of dignitaries who have not only confirmed to be part of it but are already in Lagos for the award to witness this year’s edition of the coveted award”.The Nigerian Sports Award is the only Nigerian awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of our sports men and women, both present and past that have shone brilliantly in the sporting world and will be broadcast live on SuperSport, terrestrial TV and online streaming from 6.00pm.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigerian Sports Award has announced a record entry of over 7.5 million votes from the general public for all the sports categories in this year’s edition which ceremony comes up Friday 16th November 2018 at Eko Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.A statement from the organisers of the Nigeria’s most prestigious and longest running sports award said that this was the highest vote ever received by the panel in the seven- year history of the award.According to the Chairman of award Panel, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, there was remarkable improvement in all categories and this was a fitting confirmation that Nigerians are beginning to show an inspiring interest in honouring our sporting heroes and heroines by voting for the sport men/women of their choice via the platforms provided by the Sports Award.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Ingram missed his second consecutive game because of patellar tendinitis in his right knee. Ingram will travel with the team for Thursday’s game in Minnesota, but it’s unclear if he will play considering Walton wants him to practice first before returning. The Lakers plan to practice in Minnesota on Wednesday in what could mark Ingram’s first practice since injuring his knee at the end of Thursday’s practice. Although he played on Friday against Minnesota, Ingram sat out the entire fourth quarter and overtime period after feeling more pain in his knee.Though Walton held out the possibility Ingram could miss the Lakers’ nine remaining games, the Lakers have no plans to shut him down. He’s averaging 13.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 51.7 percent through 11 starts this month.“This is valuable time for him,” Walton said. “There’s been a lot of growth in his game. We want to get him some more of those opportunities before we head into the summer.”The rest of the Lakers took not take advantage of their opportunities against Washington, leaving Walton without the birthday gift he wanted. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWalton has wanted to see stronger consistency in his team’s habits and performances all season, but far too often he’s left with mixed results.Despite season-long struggles blending his skills as a scorer and playmaker, Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell provided the total package Tuesday with 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds while going 10 for 21 from the field. He also looked to push the pace whenever the Lakers made a defensive stop or the Wizards labored on defense.Russell made a costly turnover that led to a John Wall dunk to tie the score at 101-101 with 5:41 left. After missing his next two shots, Russell then made a basket and a pair of foul shots. Wall later made a 3-pointer over Russell for a 117-108 lead with 56.9 seconds left.Despite nursing a contusion in the fifth metacarpal of his right hand in Sunday’s game against Portland, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was aggressive on his way to 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting. But after scoring 14 points in the third quarter, Clarkson missed his two field-goal attempts in the fourth.The Lakers again struggled defensively, with Wall (34 points), Otto Porter Jr. (16) and Bradley Beal (16) scoring in double figures for Washington. But after nursing a 58-55 halftime lead over the Wizards, the Lakers avoided their season-long trend of falling apart in the third quarter. Anything but, the Lakers scored 37 points on 15-of-16 shooting. The Wizards then opened the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run before the Lakers went more than three minutes without scoring. LOS ANGELES >> Young Lawson Walton sang “Happy Birthday” to his father, and Lakers rookies Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac offered the same greeting to their coach at morning shootaround on Tuesday.Luke Walton appreciated all the warm wishes, then reality set in hours later when the 37-year-old Lakers coach watched his young team crumble down the stretch for another loss – outscored by 24 points in the fourth quarter of a 119-108 setback to the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.Washington clinched a division title for the first time in 38 years and swept the regular-season series for the sixth time in Lakers’ franchise history.Of course, Walton might still receive a belated birthday gift during the NBA draft lottery on May 16. With the Lakers (21-53) losing for the eighth time in their past nine games, they “lead” the Phoenix Suns (22-53) by a half-game for the NBA’s second-worst record. The Lakers would have 46.9 percent odds of keeping their top-three protected pick with the league’s third-worst record, but those odds improve to 55.8 percent for the team with the second-worst mark.