Dave Matthews Band Releases Two Legendary TRAX Recordings From Early Career

first_imgAfter celebrating their 25th anniversary with an archival recording from their first ever live performance, Dave Matthews Band presents a few more rare recordings from their hometown TRAX venue in Charlottesville, VA. Currently available for download is a special February 22 of 1994 show that marks their last performance at the venue, a place they frequently played in the years prior. Picking through hits like “Typical Situation,” “True Reflections,” and “Jimi Thing” makes this 17-track throwback collection an exciting release for DMB fans, and marks a pivotal moment as the beginning of the band’s extensive touring career. You can purchase the 2/22/94 show here.Also released for listen is a recording from November 11, 1992 of “Help Myself,” which when performed then was called “Desperate Hours.” According to the band’s Facebook page, “By November 1992, Dave Matthews Band had been performing together for just over a year. While the band had consistently made board tapes of their weekly Trax appearances, this show, recorded by John Alagia, is the very first live DMB multitrack recording.” You can stream “Help Myself” and pre-order the full show here.last_img read more

Peanut Achievement Club

first_imgEach of Georgia’s top 10 peanut farmers relied on University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research to produce the highest yielding crops this year. These farmers were honored by the peanut industry this month for growing the year’s record-breaking crops.“We lean on the Extension service heavily because they are there to answer questions and they have the experience,” said Wesley Webb, who has farmed peanut, cotton and corn in Calhoun County, Georgia, for 22 years. Webb was one of 10 Georgia peanut farmers recognized on Saturday, Aug. 8, by the Georgia Peanut Achievement Club. The peanut achievement club, coordinated by UGA, has recognized the top-yielding growers in Georgia since the 1960s. Webb averaged 7,337 pounds of peanuts per acre on 136 acres. “I can run to talk with Jay (Hathorn), my local county agent, and Jay can pick up the telephone and reach anybody, anywhere in the state of Georgia if we’ve got a problem,” Webb said. “It’s kind of like the Internet. All I do is talk to Jay, and Jay can find my answer through the Extension service.”Webb said, through his county agent, he gets research-based information straight from UGA scientists like plant pathologist Bob Kemerait, weed scientist Eric Prostko and peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.“He gets them on the phone in minutes and they answer any question I have,” Webb said.The process of relaying the latest information to farmers through UGA Extension is based on trust. Georgia farmers and UGA Extension agents have to forge a trusting relationship for the process to be successful, said Hathorn. “I like to say people don’t care what you know until they know that you care. Farmers have a trust in Extension, and a trust in the scientists, and a trust in the county agents to give them good, research-based information that they can use with their crops,” said Rome Ethredge, the agricultural and natural resources (ANR) agent in Seminole County, Georgia.Ethredge accompanied Seminole County farmers Eddie Miller and Greg Mims to the peanut achievement club’s recognition banquet, held at the Jekyll Island Club at Jekyll Island, Georgia. Miller was recognized for posting the highest overall yield in the state for farmers with 300 or more acres. He averaged 7,135 pounds per acre on more than 620 acres. Mims was the District II winner, a title that recognizes the farmer with the highest yield (6,628 pounds per acre) on more than 700 acres.Monfort said the weekend was a testament to the work of Extension, including UGA research faculty and county agents, and Georgia producers across the state. “This movement of information – from the researcher down to the agents to the farmer – is reciprocated back to us because we need that feedback. We need to know what works,” Monfort said. “We know what works in research, but when we put it to real world practice, does it work for these growers? Most of the growers in this particular program are going by university recommendations.”Farmer Ken Hall uses UGA recommendations to improve his farming practices in Worth County, Georgia. On 1,082 acres last year, Hall produced 4,905 pounds of peanuts per acre, the most in District III on more than 700 acres. Hall leans on Worth County ANR agent Larry Varnadoe for answers to questions that arise during the year. “Rather than us go out and try something that may cost extra money or lead to damage to our crops, it’s best to call them (UGA Extension agents) ahead of time. Nine times out of 10, they’ve already tried it and they can say, ‘Yes, you can,’ or ‘No, you can’t,’” Hall said.Along with the UGA peanut team, supporters of the peanut achievement club include Bayer, BASF, the American Peanut Shellers Association and the National Peanut Buying Points Association.The 2014-2015 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club winners are as follows:• Highest overall yield in the state, 100-299 acresWesley Webb, Calhoun County7,337 pounds per acre on 136 acres• Highest overall yield in the state, 300 or more acresEddie Miller, Seminole County7,135 pounds on 620 acres• District I, 300-699 acresAl Sudderth, Calhoun County/p>6,610 pounds per acre on 488 acres• District I, 700 or more acresJimmy Webb, Calhoun County6,728 pounds on 897 acres• District II, 300-699 acresRick LaGuardia, Miller County6,646 pounds per acre on 377 acres• District II, 700 or more acresGreg Mims, Seminole County6,628 pounds per acre on 890 acres• District III, 300-699 acresHulin Reeves Jr., Ben Hill County6,328 pounds per acre on 487 acres• District III, 700 or more acresKen Hall Farms, Inc., Worth County4,905 pounds per acre on 1,082 acres• District IV, 300-699 acresChip Dorminy, Irwin County5,874 pounds per acre on 436 acres• District IV, 700 or more acresWayne Sayer, Irwin County4,926 pounds per acre on 1,129 acresFor more information on peanut research from UGA Extension, go to extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

$17b in Queensland homes were approved for foreign sales last year

first_img57-59 The Corso, Isle of Capri, sold for $15.5m this year to Chinese buyers.The figures saw the average value of established homes foreign buyers were targeting remain somewhat steady at just over $740,000 ($769,000 previously).FIRB said 13 per cent of complaints about foreign purchases of residential real estate involved Queensland property, compared to 47 per cent out from Victoria and 33 per cent NSW.It found 223 properties valued at $304.8m were found to be in breach of foreign investment rules, with owners fined over half a million dollars in total. This Hope Island mansion called Sails sold to a Chinese buyer for $11m this year. Picture: Supplied.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoOver $530m worth of Queensland approvals were granted to foreigners buying established properties, a figure which has dropped 33 per cent over the previous financial year.“The decrease can be attributed to a range of reasons including housing market conditions, state and territory policy changes, a shift to investment in new dwellings, and the introduction of fees and processing changes,” the FIRB annual report said.It said established homes could generally “only be purchased by temporary residents for use as their home while they remain in Australia” though a “small number” were allowed to buy homes to house Australian-based workers. 159 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $13.25m this year to Chinese buyers.New residential real estate made up the vast majority of the approvals granted last financial year – valued at $16.36b – with developers and off the plan approvals making up the bulk ($13.15b), followed by individuals buying new dwellings ($2.55b), those buying vacant land (over $470m) and buyers looking at redevelopment of existing properties ($150m).Chinese buyers continued to top the list of foreign investment approvals in Australia’s real estate sector, with a 31 per cent rise in the value of their approvals over the financial year. The United States, the Netherlands, Canada and the United Arab Emirates were also in the mix.center_img 18-20 Southern Cross Drive, Cronin Island, is among homes sold this year to Chinese buyers at $11m.FOREIGN buyers were given the green light to buy just short of $17 billion worth of Queensland homes last financial year, a massive 62 per cent surge.Latest Foreign Investment Review Board figures show foreign buyers were given permission to invest in $16.9 billion worth of residential real estate across the state, up from $10.4b the previous year.The FIRB approved over 6,700 applications for Queensland property deals, a 33 per cent jump in the year, with the data also showing a 20 per cent rise in the average value of those residential investments to $2.5m.last_img read more

Dak Prescott contract: Cowboys have no time frame for deal, Jerry Jones says

first_imgMORE: How NFL franchise tags work The Cowboys have until mid-July to sign Prescott to a long-term deal.”I don’t have a time frame. It’s not in a list of priorities, as you could imagine, with everything that we all are dealing with as well as what we’re doing with the draft,” Jones said during a conference call Tuesday.”I don’t have the time frame, but I’m not concerned about that at all as to any of those issues. Again, no surprises here. No surprise on the amount that the franchise counts against the [cap], and no surprise we’re sitting here relative to where we are without a long-term agreement. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is unworried about Dak Prescott’s contract situation, saying there is no time frame to re-sign the quarterback.The team placed the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott last month. Reports on Tuesday said the tag is now worth $31.4 million, up from $26.9 million at the beginning of this year’s free agency period, after new contracts for restricted NFL free agents. The revised tag amount places Prescott, 26, seventh in NFL quarterback pay for 2020. “What is the issue here and the challenge is how do we have communication with everyone and do the best we can with what we’ve got and what the league is doing as it pertains to getting our team ready. Dak is very much a part of that.”Prescott had an 8-8 record last season despite throwing for a career-high 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns. Dallas missed the playoffs.last_img read more