first_imgSome sad news today for longtime fans of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, as the band has announced the departure of original bassist, Mark “Muddy” Dutton. His final show with the band will be March 19 at the Rendezvous Festival in Jackson Hole, WY.“It has been a great adventure. I wish my brothers a long and beautiful journey, as I leave with pride and fond memories,” says Dutton in a statement. “I’m looking forward to the rise of The CRB as they continue to bring the old world to the new.”Robinson added: “It’s been a great five years. We wish Muddy all the best in his future.”Dutton will be temporarily replaced in the CRB with Austin, TX-based bassist George Reiff. Reiff previously recorded and toured with Robinson in New Earth Mud from 2004 through 2006, and he will fill in throughout the month of April.Meanwhile, the band recently announced a tour and have extensive plans to both release a new album and tour throughout 2016. Robinson is also heading up the Chris Robinson Soul Revue at the upcoming Fool’s Paradise festival in St. Augustine, FL from April 1-2, bringing along Neal Casal from the CRB and performing with Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie and The Shady Horns. More information about the festival can be found via the official website.Check out the CRB’s full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour DatesMarch 19 – Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Rendevous FestivalApril 2 – Saint Augustine, FL – Fool’s Paradise *April 15 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom **April 16 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox **April 17 – Eugene, CA – Hi-Fi Music HallApril 19 – Eureka, CA – Eureka TheatreApril 21 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 22 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 23 – Santa Ana, CA – The ObservatoryApril 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn BowlApril 8 – Vail, CO – Spring Back To VailMay 13 – Cherokee, TX – Cherokee Creek Music FestivalJune 2 – Hunter, NY – Mountain JamJune 5 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou TheaterJune 6 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityJune 9 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’sJune 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey LiveJune 11 – Austin TX – Scoot InnJune 14 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music HallJune 15 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallJune 16 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy TheatreJune 30-July 4 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalAugust 25-28 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’*Chris Robinson Soul Revue** w/ moe.[Photo via Greg Homolka]last_img read more

first_imgTrump’s choice for U.S. health secretary—U.S. Rep. Tom Price, a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act—suggests the President-elect may follow through on his campaign promise to repeal the health reform law.John McDonough, professor of the practice of public health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who has worked on health reform for decades, expressed concern regarding Trump’s choice of Price in a Nov. 29, 2016 interview with WBUR’s CommonHealth.“Massachusetts has prided itself for over a decade now in being the state that has reduced the number of people without health insurance to the lowest ever seen the history of the country,” McDonough said, “and the legacy of that is now at risk.”Repealing the ACA won’t be easy, though, McDonough told Vanity Fair. For instance, Republicans attempting a repeal in the Senate won’t be able to get the 60 votes they need to overcome a Democratic filibuster.“The notion of repealing the whole 950 pages of the law is a nonstarter,” he said. “There is not a single Democrat of the 48 in there who would vote for that.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_img“1997 will probably mean lower retail prices,” he said. “Prices will possibly drop asmuch as 10 cents per pound on some cuts.” The hogs Georgia farmers raise in the ’90s have about half the fat of hogs raised in the1960s. They’ve responded to consumer demand for leaner pork cuts like loins androasts. As the cost to feed hogs drops through early 1997, the profits in raising hogs will rise. More fast food outlets are adding bacon to their burger products. The bacon addsflavor, and more customers find they like that added flavor. That’s good for retail shoppers, too. “If you choose a bacon burger, you might pick a smaller burger and select a lower-fatside dish like a baked potato with a reduced-calorie drink,” she said. “It’s all in howoften and how much you eat it.” Those lean hogs are in demand around the world, too — “particularly in Asia and theOrient,” McKissick said. Leaner hogs naturally have less bacon. Extension animal scientist David Bishop saidbacon makes up about 12 percent of the meat from today’s leaner hogs. “If they get much leaner, we start losing meat quality and edibility,” he said. Extension foods and nutrition specialist Connie Crawley said most people can workbacon into a well-balanced diet.center_img Finally, Georgia pork prices are sizzling again. McKissick figures farmers will increase the number of hogs they raise over the nextyear to meet foreign market and domestic demand. Current retail bacon prices are as high as they’ve ever been, he said. He cites two mainreasons: stronger demand for bacon and leaner hogs. Through 1995, the cost to raise hogs was almost higher than the price farmers could getfor them. “As we got into 1996, demand started rising,” McKissick said. “And farmersresponded to meet that demand.” For farmers, though, as price at the livestock markets rose, so did the cost to raisethem. Feed prices soared. Pork prices were looking up, McKissick said, but many hogfarms weren’t making a profit. “The 1996 prices were the highest we’ve seen to farmers since 1990,” McKissick said. The increase in pork demand, both by foreign markets and the fast food industry, isgood news for Georgia pork producers. “Bacon prices are really propping up the entire retail pork industry right now,” saidJohn McKissick, an economist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.last_img read more

first_imgSide dish: Decision on project selection and award of grants under the 2019 Program for the Development of Public Tourism Infrastructure This Decision approves funds from the Tourism Development Fund for co-financing development projects in six categories: beaches, visitor centers / interpretation centers, public tourism infrastructure for active tourism, tourism development sustainability studies and reception capacity with action plan and quality management studies in tourism. The Ministry of Tourism has made a decision on the selection of projects and the allocation of grants under the Program for the Development of Public Tourism Infrastructure in 2019.center_img Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

first_imgThat’s the call from senior football coach Shane Stapleton, who’s concerned about how hit-and-miss the schedule has become.He also says that the best school and colleges players are at particular risk of burn-out because of fixture congestion.The Golden-Kilfeacle club man believes the association could learn from other sports.last_img