first_imgThe annual Purple Hatters Ball will return once again to the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL for the tenth straight year. Held as a benefit for the Rachel Morningstar Foundation, the festival is set to take place between June 2-4. Today, the festival dropped a stacked initial lineup.Leading the charge are Emancipator, Perpetual Groove, Zach Deputy, and The Russ Liquid Rest, but the fun doesn’t stop there. DubConscious, Roosevelt Collier Band, The Malah, MZG, and more are all featured on this exciting Purple Hatters Ball lineup, and this is only Phase One!PHB 2017 will utilize three stages including the famed Amphitheater Stage, a Beach Stage located along the wild black water Suwannee River that is picturesque for daytime sets, and the Uncle Charles Porch Stage.The event also features live art, yoga, workshops and a silent auction, as well as a Charity Disc Golf Tournament hosted by Zach Deputy. Since Rachel was an aspiring chef, PHB will be adding a culinary component for 2017 featuring food from several top notch chefs that will be announced at a later date.The most memorable moment of the weekend is when Rachel’s loving mother, Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), leads an emotional ceremony celebrating her daughter’s memory. Each year, they released 24 monarch butterflies – 23 to represent Rachel’s age when she was taken from this world and 1 for her spirit that lives on. For tickets and more information about the festival, head here.Purple Hatter’s Ball 2017 Phase 1 Lineup:EmancipatorPerpetual GrooveZach DeputyThe Russ Liquid TestDubconsciousRoosevelt Collier BandThe MalahMZGCatfish AllianceLucideaTrial By StoneJuanjamon BandParker Urban BandUniversal GreenDead Keys Tribute to Scott CampbellLucky CostelloVlad The InhalerAlbert Simpsonlast_img read more

first_imgABC News 12 August 2015ABC’s Tony Jones speaks with Katy Faust, who was raised by lesbian parents and is in Australia to lobby against same sex marriage.WATCH INTERVIEW and Read transcript of interview

first_imgAndrew BurgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Andrew Burg will continue his quest for an IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Hobby Stock crown from outside of the front row Saturday night.Burg earned the spot by winning Tuesday’s qualifying feature at Boone Speedway.He took the lead on the ninth of 25 laps, held off an assortment of challengers following a trio of mid-race restarts and took the win ahead of 2010 champion Jason Wilkinson, who made his way to second from the 14th starting spot.Completing the top eight who advance to the outside row are 13th starting Corey Madden, Jason Kohl, Nathan Ballard, Andy Roller, 20th starting Eric Cross and 24th starting Justin Nehring.Madden makes his career firth Super Nationals main event start, Burg his fourth and Wilkinson, Ballard and Nehring each their third. Kohl, Roller and Cross are first-time qualifiers.A last-chance feature on Wednesday afternoon adds the final six cars to the field of 30.Qualifying feature results – 1. Andrew Burg, Grimes; 2. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; 3. Corey Madden, Avoca; 4. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; 5. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 6. Andy Roller, Bellmead, Texas; 7. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; 8. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; 9. Jamie Songer, Ankeny; 10. Cody Gustoff, Scranton; 11. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 12. Dustin Lynch, Boone; 13. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.; 14. Andy Hick, Adel; 15. Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg; 16. Brandon Geurin, Waco, Texas; 17. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 18. Jack Phillips, Mitchellville; 19. Darin Johnson, Dickens; 20. Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; 21. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger; 22. Sterling Sorensen, Portsmouth; 23. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.; 24. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; 25. Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; 26. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; 27. David Castellano, Des Moines; 28. Austin Brauner, St. Edward, Neb.last_img read more

first_imgDoctors believe a woman’s silicone breast implants saved her life after she survived a close-range gunshot wound to the chest.SAGE medical journal published a case study last week where doctors described how a silicone breast implant deflected a bullet away from a 30-year-old woman’s vital organs.The incident took place in Toronto Canada two years ago. The woman suffered a gunshot wound, broken ribs and broken implants. None of her major organs were touched because the implant was likely responsible for deflecting the bullet’s trajectory, which saved her life, doctors said.Medics found the bullet in the woman’s right lower anterior thoracic wall below the right breast.Doctor’s removed the implants and she was cleared by the trauma service.The firearm was never recovered and the shooter remains unknown, according to the report.last_img read more

first_imgJamaica Scorpions, on the back of another shallow batting display, were yesterday defeated by 117 runs on the final day of their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash against leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park. Starting the day on 83 for three and needing another 244 runs to win, Jamaica were blown away for 208 midway the post-lunch session. Leading the Guyana bowling charge was outstanding 19-year-old left-arm spinner, Gudakesh Motie, who claimed six for 33 to take his tournament-leading tally to 34 wickets. The lanky Motie, playing in his debut first-class season and fifth match overall, last year represented West Indies Under-19s at the ICC Youth World Cup. “It was a disappointing performance, particularly as it relates to our batting,” bemoaned Scorpions captain, Paul Palmer Jr. “Our bowlers did well, especially in the first innings, but our batsmen did not back them up.” He added: “It is now a setback for us as Guyana have moved further ahead in the standings. But it is still midway the season and we still have time, so hopefully we can catch up with them.” Jamaica now have three wins and two defeats and lie third in the standings on 53 points. Guyana, unbeaten after five matches, extended their tally to 85, while Barbados Pride, who defeated Leeward Island Hurricanes by 10 wickets, are second on 63 points. The tournament, being played on a home-and-away basis over 10 rounds, will take a break to facilitate the holiday season, as well as the NAGICO Super50 regional one-day tournament, which bowls off in January. Volcanoes, Red Force draw AT THE BEAUSEJOUR CRICKET STADIUM: Windward Islands Volcanoes drew with Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the final day of their fifth round game here yesterday. Scores: VOLCANOES 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, AndrÈ Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out, Devon Smith 32, Liam Sebastien 30; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51) & 198 for seven (Devon Smith 56, Shane Shillingford 34, AndrÈ Fletcher 29). RED FORCE 382 (Yannick Ottley 99 not out, Yannic Cariah 70, Narsingh Deonarine 60, Marlon Richards 60; Kevin McClean 4-66, Shane Shillingford 3-109).last_img read more