Texas bluesman Gary Clark Jr. has a slew of surprises in store for fans in early 2017. Earlier this month, the guitarist announced the impending release of a new live album, North America 2016 (a follow-up to his 2014 live release Gary Clark Jr. Live) and shared a video for the album’s first single “The Healing.” The new album is comprised of recordings from various dates throughout Clark’s extensive 2016 tour.Gary Clark Jr. Announces New Live Album Release, Shares “The Healing” [Listen]On Friday, Clark released his second video from North America 2016–this time of him performing “My Baby’s Gone” underneath swirling, psychedelic moving illustrations. You can check out Gary Clark Jr.’s brand new music video below via the artist’s YouTube page:Gary Clark Jr. – North America 2016 — Full Track Listing1. Grinder (Live)2. The Healing (Live)3. Our Love (Live)4. Cold Blooded (Live)5. When My Train Pulls In (Live)6. Down To Ride (Live)7. You Saved Me (Live)8. Shake (Live)9.Church (Live)10. Honest I Do (Live)11. My Baby’s Gone (Live)12. Numb (Live)North America 2016 will be available in full on March 17th. For more information, or to pre-order the album, visit Gary Clark Jr.’s website.
After leading the organization for seven years, director of University of Georgia Extension Beverly Sparks will retire June 30. Sparks leaves after 32 years working in Extension, first as an entomologist in Texas and Georgia, conducting research, publishing papers and educating Extension agents before taking leadership roles with UGA Extension. She is happy to be retiring at a time when Georgia Extension is in, what she calls, “a fast trajectory.” “I’m proud to know we are just as important now as we were in the past. There are always going to be new problems and our relevance is still there. We have new agents that learn in different ways and they will teach in different ways,” Sparks said. As the first female to lead UGA Extension, Sparks is often viewed as a trailblazer. She doesn’t agree with that label. “I was the first female ag specialist at Texas A&M, but Georgia already had some female specialists on staff and other states have had female Extension leaders,” she said. “I had already been working with some amazing female Extension leaders like Ilene Dailey and Susan Harrell.”Plus, Sparks said she wasn’t raised to see gender differences. “I grew up in a household where my brother made the best cheesecake in the world and he did his own laundry. We never had gender specific limitations,” she said. Sparks earned an agriculture degree at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College before heading to Athens where she earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in entomology. She earned a Ph.D. in entomology at Louisiana State University and began her career at Texas A&M as an Extension entomologist. She returned to Georgia in 1989 as the UGA Extension entomologist. Her work focused on fire ants and other ornamental and turf pests. She worked closely with the structural pest control industry and trained UGA county agents, her favorite aspect of the job. In 2000, Sparks became director of the Northeast District of Extension. In 2005, Sparks took another step up the administrative ladder and became interim director of Extension before officially assuming the post in 2007. “Dr. Beverly Sparks has led Cooperative Extension through periods of growth and decline. Through both, she has shown determination and skill to make Extension the best it can be as it serves the citizens of Georgia,” said Scott Angle, dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Most importantly, her grace and tact have held the organization together during some very difficult times; as the economy improves Extension is once again poised to assume its position as one of the very best. The university, college and agriculture all owe Dr. Sparks our thanks.” CAES Assistant Dean for Extension Steve Brown will serve as acting associate dean for Georgia Extension until Sparks’ replacement is selected through a national search.
In Kenosha County Circuit Court on Friday, prosecutors and Mr. Blake’s lawyer resolved charges that he had faced after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her in May.Prosecutors dropped one count of third-degree sexual assault outright and agreed to drop one count of criminal trespass if Mr. Blake pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct, according to court records and Mr. Blake’s lawyer, Patrick Cafferty.- Advertisement –
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe change reflects heightened fears around the coronavirus, which has caused widespread societal ripples including economic repercussions in the stock market and mass stocking up of items such as toilet paper and canned food.Sports leagues, which regularly host events that gather thousands of people together, have discussed practical steps to slow the spread of the disease. While the NBA and other leagues have yet to actually cancel games or play games without fans present, these options have been publicly speculated and ESPN reported that the NBA’s Board of Governors could discuss the possibility of such steps as soon as Wednesday.LeBron James was the most prominent star to say he would not wish to play if fans could not attend: “That’s who I play for. I play for my teammates, I play for the fans. That’s what it’s all about. So, if I show up to the arena and there ain’t no fans in there? I ain’t playing. So, they can do what they want to do.”In the meantime, team doctors have met with players to discuss important hygiene practices to lower their risk of getting the virus. Washing hands has been encouraged, and players have been discouraged from such NBA staples as elaborate handshakes.Media locker room access has also long been a staple of professional sports. The Professional Basketball Writers Association said in a statement that it understood the health concerns that led the NBA’s temporary measures with the understanding that it would be restored once the crisis abates. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers LeBRON JAMES QUESTIONABLE FOR NETS GAMENow with a playoff spot clinched and a relatively clear path to the Western Conference’s top overall seed, the Lakers have little incentive to be anything but cautious when it comes to injuries.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LOS ANGELES — The NBA is taking new measures the league hopes will reduce player risk of coronavirus, signs that concern is rising and more drastic measures might be ahead.The NBA was one of four professional sports leagues, including the MLB, NHL and MLS, which issued a joint statement that they would close team locker rooms to all non-essential personnel, including media. The new practices go into effect on Tuesday.“After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of teams and team facilities until further notice.”Neither the Lakers nor Clippers practiced on Monday following their Sunday game. The Lakers are scheduled to hold a team shootaround Tuesday morning at their El Segundo facility with new guidelines in effect to keep non-essential personnel at a distance of 6 to 8 feet, as recommended by experts. The team announced Monday afternoon that LeBron James, who earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors for his performances during a 3-0 stretch, is questionable (left groin soreness) for Tuesday night’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets. James has missed just three games so far this season, all of which the team has attributed to left groin soreness. The Lakers are 2-1 without him.Anthony Davis (sore left elbow) and Alex Caruso (sore right hamstring) were both listed as probable.The Nets come into Tuesday’s game winners of three of their past four games, but recent events have shaken the franchise. Kyrie Irving had season-ending shoulder surgery; the procedure took place last week. Over the weekend, the Nets announced they had “mutually parted ways” with Coach Kenny Atkinson. The Lakers won the first meeting in Brooklyn in January. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed