first_imgCatskill Chill Music Festival made its triumphant return this year, stepping into a new venue at Lakewood, PA with an awesome, jam-friendly lineup. The festival saw bluegrass masters Greensky Bluegrass headline the final night of festivities, diving deep into material new and old for fans everywhere to enjoy. The energy of the set was only amplified at the end, when pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt “The Dr.” Collier joined the band on stage for two classic songs: “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox.”The rich gospel tones of Collier’s lap steel guitar contrasted beautifully with the natural sound that rings from every Greensky note, as evidenced in this full length recording from taper Keith Litzenberger. Take a listen to the music, below.You can also hear the band’s new album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, by following this link.Meanwhile, be sure to catch Roosevelt Collier with members of Snarky Puppy, Dopapod and Kung Fu at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22, 2016. More info about the star-studded lineup can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgFile photo Real estate agents in Townsville have been reporting a rise in buyer activity which could signal the market will improve, writes REIQ Townsville Zone director Wayne Nicholson. THE Townsville annual median house price fell 3 per cent in the 12 months to March 2018, to $325,000, in the latest stateside Market Monitor from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. REIQ member agents in Townsville have been reporting increased activity, a rise in the number of active buyers and a notable uplift in the number of property inquiries. So 3 per cent fall for the year was surprising. However, looking a bit closer at the data, we can compare last December’s data, where the median house price fell 2.4 per cent against this quarter’s result, where there was literally no change. The quarterly median house price was zero per cent change. So this tells us the activity has ramped up compared with last quarter. This is encouraging and bears out anecdotal evidence from agents on the ground who say that even though houses are slow to sell, there is a good level of inquiry coming from buyers and the sales are coming. Other real estate indicators that show promise are statistics such as the median days on market and vendor discounting. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020We can see that the days-on-market stat has come down notably from 70 days in March last year to 62 days in March this year. Similarly, vendor discounting has shrunk, from 8.4 per cent in March quarter 2017 to 7.4 per cent in March quarter 2018. An even bigger surprise came when we looked at the unit market. Townsville’s apartment price positively boomed, growing 5.7 per cent for the year, the second highest annual unit price growth in the state. This is impressive. Again, local agents shared that a good portion of this market is downsizers finally making the move, taking advantage of those buyers on the hunt for a family home. The downsizers are also taking advantage of some of the good value to be found in the apartment market, with much softer prices and great choice to be found. The rental market is also performing well, with the vacancy rate tightening for the past six quarters, from 7.1 per cent in September 2016, to 3.8 per cent in March 2018. This level is just outside the healthy range and is a promising sign for the year ahead. Putting these indicators together, the outlook for the Townsville real estate market is extremely positive and we are confident that the market is turning a corner that will bring better days.last_img read more

first_imgFOUR players and one team official have been found guilty of breaching Cricket West Indies (CWI) Code of Conduct during the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup.The four players are Jonathan Carter, Joshua da Silva, Keon Harding and Akeal Hosein; while Trinidad & Tobago Red Force head coach Mervyn Dillon was also found guilty of a breach.Four out of the five admitted to their offences and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings.In the case of Harding, he was charged with two breaches in the same game – a Level 1 to which he admitted and accepted the proposed sanction, and a Level 2, which he intends to appeal.On-field umpires Nigel Duguid and Lyndon Rajkumar, and reserve umpire Bernard Joseph reported Carter for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct. The breach occurred during the match between Barbados Pride and Jamaica Scorpions on November 20 at the Conaree Cricket Centre in St. Kitts.The Pride captain was fined 10 per cent of his match fee by match referee Stewart Rawlins after he breached paragraph 2.3 of the Code of Conduct, relating to the abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings.Joseph and Rawlins reported hearing loud, crashing glass coming from the Pride dressing room and discovered that Carter was responsible for a broken glass window upon investigation.Da Silva was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Leslie Reifer Jr, and reserve umpire Christopher Wright for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between West Indies Emerging Players and the United States on November 19 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.The WI Emerging Players wicketkeeper/batsman was reprimanded by match referee Hayden Bruce after he breached paragraph 2.4 of the Code of Conduct by showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse.The umpires reported that Da Silva hung around for an extended period of time and pointed to his forearm before leaving the field after he was adjudged lbw to Noshthush Kenjige for 31.Dillon was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Carl Tuckett, TV umpire Leslie Reifer Jr and reserve umpire Christopher Taylor for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between Red Force and Guyana Jaguars on November 8 at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.The Red Force head coach was reprimanded and fined 20 per cent of the team official’s match fee by match referee Reon King after he breached paragraph 2.4 of the Code of Conduct when he failed to follow an umpire’s instruction during the match.The umpires reported that Dillon entered the field of play during the first refreshments break of the match and was seen having a discussion with the Red Force players, after he was specifically told at the pre-tournament meeting on November 5 that no coaches are allowed onto the field of play during the hours of play.Head coach of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Mervyn DillonFirst, Harding was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Christopher Wright, TV umpire Carl Tuckett and reserve umpire Jonathan Blades for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between West Indies Emerging Players and the United States on November 19 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.The WI Emerging Players fast bowler was fined 10 per cent by match referee Hayden Bruce after he breached paragraph 2.3 of the Code of Conduct, relating to the abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings.The umpires reported that Harding struck a garbage bin near the entrance of the players’ enclosure with such strong force that it was heard on the field of play. This happened after he left the field of play following his dismissal lbw to Noshthush Kenjige for a duck.Coming out of the same incident, Harding was also reported for a Level 2 breach of the Code of Conduct and was fined 70 per cent by Bruce for breaching paragraph 3.2 of the Code for showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse.The umpires reported that Harding showed dissent immediately at the crease when he was dismissed, and also struck an advertising hoarding when he was leaving the field.At a hearing the following day attended by Harding, West Indies Emerging Players head coach Floyd Reifer and the umpires, the player admitted to showing dissent at the crease but not striking the advertising hoarding.Harding has until November 30 to appeal the imposition of the second fine.Hosein was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Christopher Wright, TV umpire Carl Tuckett and reserve umpire Jonathan Blades for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and West Indies Emerging Players on November 13 at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.The Red Force spin bowler was reprimanded by match referee Michael Ragoonath after he breached paragraph 2.2 of the Code of Conduct when he failed to follow the instructions of the umpires.Hosein was instructed not to enter the field of play at the end of the 13th over by the on-field umpires and was further advised by the reserve umpire at the start of the 14th over that he was not allowed to enter the field of play at that time.The player, however, proceeded onto the field at the end of the 14th over in breach of the umpires’ instructions. 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