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_img Read Full Story The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center has been awarded to Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza, and Esther Htusan of The Associated Press for their investigative report “Seafood from Slaves.”The Associated Press uncovered extensive use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, which supplies major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Sysco, Nestle, Whole Foods, and Red Lobster. The investigation led to the freeing of more than 2,000 enslaved fishermen from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, the jailing of perpetrators, congressional hearings, and the proposal of new laws. The U.S. State Department used the series as part of its decision to give Thailand the lowest rating for human trafficking and has discussed the findings during diplomatic talks.“‘Seafood from Slaves’ is investigative journalism at its best,” said Thomas E. Patterson, the Shorenstein Center’s interim director. “The story was extraordinarily difficult to uncover and its impact on people’s lives and public policy will last far into the future.”Additionally, the Shorenstein Center awarded the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism to Walter Isaacson. The Goldsmith Book Prizes were awarded to Harold Holzer for “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion” and to Erik Albæk, Arjen van Dalen, Nael Jebril and Claes H. de Vreese for “Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective.”last_img read more

first_imgSource: CoreLogicFollow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Mark Woodhouse and Charlie-Marie Shanks with children Cooper (3) and Noah (5) are selling their home in Rocklea which is one of Brisbane’s most affordable suburbs. Photo: AAP/Sarah MarshallIt’s tough to beat Brisbane for sunshine, good times and great opportunities.You can add housing affordability to the tick list too, with new research unearthing our city’s top 55 locations for price-accessible living.Exclusive data prepared by CoreLogic for The Courier Mail divided our region into six zones based on distance from the CBD.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:07Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:07 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop 10 Growth Suburbs01:07CoreLogic then identified the most affordable suburbs by median house price within each zone and highlighted the proportion of homes sold below $600,000.Across the most affordable suburbs within 10km, nine out of 10 saw most of their houses sell for below $600,000.In Keperra, it was almost 90 per cent of sales, while in Nathan, nearly four in five sales were under the mark.The study also revealed why southern buyers are flocking to the Sunshine State.Brisbane’s most affordable suburb within 10km was Rocklea had a median price of about $400,000, while the same analysis of Sydney revealed its most affordable was Tempe with a median of $1.2 million.“If someone was looking at this and they’re selling out of Sydney or Melbourne they could probably come here and be mortgage free,” said CoreLogic research analyst, Cameron Kusher.“Some of the areas are very well catered for in relation to public transport — for example in Keperra you’ve got a train line, Chermside has buses and Salisbury has a train line as well.”Mr Kusher said as well as price, buyers needed to consider factors such as property types, school zones, daily commute times and transport options before purchasing.Notably, the difference between the most affordable suburb in the 10-20km radius (Gailes $263,356) and most affordable mainland suburbs within 30-40km (Leichhardt $241,546) wasn’t big.The tight range suggests you don’t need to move beyond the 10 to 20km mark to save.“If we see growth in the economy and jobs, then some of these areas that are a little further out from the 10km radius will probably start to see a little bit of growth,” Mr Kusher said.Buyer’s agent and Property Pursuit principal, Meighan Hetherington, said Brisbane’s had a ‘magic 12km radius’ where homes within the measure were more expensive than those outside.This means buyers need only step beyond the ring to make major savings on price.“People are generally going to look at a 45-minute commute (by car) as being at the edge of reason in Brisbane, and that’s about that 12km radius,” she said.“Outside the 12 kilometres radius they’re looking at blue-collar jobs that are a bit further out and don’t need to travel to the city for work,” she said.Ray White Bulimba sales agent, Mark Diamond, said buyers who had already backed affordable Rocklea had reaped the rewards.“Its 15 minutes to get to the CBD,” he said.“I find now about 50 per cent of my buyers are investors — people buying for their superannuation. The other 50 per cent will be owner occupiers — young couples who’ve been pushed out of Moorooka and Annerley because they’re too expensive.’’He said the stigma of the 2011 floods had faded and he expected a steady annual value gain of about five per cent.Mark Woodhouse and Charlie-Marie Shanks are auctioning their cottage at 9 Golf Links Road, Rocklea.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe couple raised sons Noah and Cooper at the home and have loved being in the suburb.“The location and its proximity to the CBD is fantastic. You’re close to major traffic corridors as well as the Rocklea markets,” Mr Woodhouse said.Mr Woodhouse said he’ll be sad to farewell the suburb’s multicultural feel and friendly residents.“You couldn’t ask for better neighbours. We’ll miss them,” he said.Within the 10-20km band, all suburb medians were under $440,000 with the least expensive being Gailes at $263,356.In Bald Hills property will set you back about $430,000 — but you’d better get in fast, according to Lee-Ann Burke of David Deane Real Estate.Ms Burke said Bald Hills had been a hidden enclave, but it’s being uncovered.“Anything that comes up in the right part of Bald Hills is snapped up very quickly,” she said.At the median price you could find a 500sq m block with a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, but prices were on the move.“Just in a matter of a few months that median price has gone up $5000 — from June until now,” she said. Jenna and Nathan Haywood bought into Bald Hills earlier this year. Photo: AAP/David ClarkJenna and Nathan Haywood bought their three-bedroom Bald Hills home this year for $425,000 and said the suburb covered off on their main criteria.“We wanted a good location, a reasonable price and a good quality property as well,” Mr Haywood said.The couple said while they would have liked to pay less for a property, but the well-presented home coupled with ready access to the highway, train stations, major retail and convenience facilities made the decision to buy easy.Brisbane’s affordable fifty five are:last_img read more

first_imgPlease visit for the latest information and to review your checklists and emergency plans. For emergency information, please contact the Emergency Information Center at 561-712-6400. Palm Beach County Emergency Management officials are ready for the effects of Hurricane Irma as it progresses toward our area. All residents and visitors should be aware of the potential impacts from this powerful storm. Emergency SheltersThe state has advised that fuel demand is outstripping fuel supply and they advise that all residents shelter within the county. 15 general population shelters will open at 10:00 A.M. Friday:Atlantic High School 2455 W Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 33445Boca Raton High School 1501 NW 15th Ct, Boca Raton 33486Boynton Beach High School 4975 Park Ridge Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33426Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School 1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach 33404Forest Hill High School 6901 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach 33405Independence Middle School 4001 Greenway Drive Jupiter 33458John I Leonard High School 4701 10th Avenue N, Greenacres 33463Lakeshore Middle School 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade 33430Palm Beach Central High School 8499 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington 33411Palm Beach Gardens High School 4245 Holly Drive Palm Beach Gardens 33410Park Vista High School 7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth 33467Pahokee Middle School 850 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee 33476Seminole Ridge High School 4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd, Loxahatchee 33470West Boca High School 12811 Glades Rd, Boca Raton 33498Westgate Elementary 1545 Loxahatchee Drive, West Palm Beach 33409Those choosing to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:3 days supply of water2 changes of comfortable clothesFlashlight with extra batteriesCell phone and a battery-operated chargerMedicinesSnacks/Special diet foodsCashPhotocopies of valuable documentsGames, books and playing cards for entertainment during your staySpace is limited, so please pack accordinglycenter_img Special Needs Shelter – will open Friday at the South Florida Fairgrounds.Those who are registered should have received notification. People with special medical needs should register with the Palm Beach CountySpecial Needs Program by calling (561) 712-6400 or visiting read more