Bard of the Blue Ridge

first_imgBorn and raised in western North Carolina, Thomas Rain Crowe has written over 30 books, mostly about his native Appalachia. He spent three years growing his own food, chopping firewood, and living in a small cabin without water or electricity. He wrote about his Walden-like experience in his award-winning book, Zoro’s Field.Thomas Rain Crowe’s writing has always focused on cherishing and protecting Appalachia’s wild places—including the tangled wilderness of the human heart. His newest collection of poems, Crack Light, celebrates the wild beauty of Appalachia and the deep-rooted strength of its people: “When I am at work in my garden, I take off my shoes. I let my other hands embrace dirt. I plant myself in this place.”Rain Crowe’s poems are accompanied by Simone Lipscomb’s stunning photography in this mountain masterpiece.last_img read more

Flurry of deals lifts Thames Valley

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Arsenal urged to complete £45m transfer deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

first_imgPartey helped Atletico knock Liverpool out of the Champions League last week (Picture: Getty)‘Thomas Partey has been outstanding for the last two years at the very least,’ Hislop told ESPN FC.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If you’re Arsenal and you can somehow prise Partey away from Atletico Madrid, absolutely you do it all day every day.‘He sits in front of the back four, I’m still not sure that there are many better box-to-box midfielders in the game. If you get this done, do it now, do it quick.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAs well as targeting Partey, Arsenal are also interested in signing Portuguese forward Diogo Jota from Premier League rivals Wolves this summer.Arsenal’s Premier League fixture against Brighton, due to take place on Saturday, was postponed after Gunners boss Arteta tested positive for coronavirus.Arteta provided an update on his recovery on Friday, posting on social media: ‘Thanks for your words and support. Feeling better already. Mikel Arteta is keen to sign Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have been urged to sign ‘outstanding’ Thomas Partey after Mikel Arteta identified the Atletico Madrid midfielder as a top target.Arteta is said to be a huge admirer of Ghanaian international Partey, who has thrived at Atletico over the past five seasons and helped the Spanish club knock Liverpool out of the Champions League last week.Having taken over at Arsenal in December, Arteta is already preparing for his first full season at the Emirates and is keen to sign a defensive midfielder.Partey has a buy-out clause of £45million and would be a fantastic signing for Arsenal, according to former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.ADVERTISEMENT Comment 💬 “Protect each other by following the guidelines and we’ll come through this together.”❤️ @m8arteta— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 14, 2020 Advertisement ‘We’re all facing a huge and unprecedented challenge. Everyone’s health is all that matters right now.‘Protect each other by following the guidelines and we’ll come through this together. Well done PL [Premier League] for making the right decisions.’Arsenal are currently ninth in the Premier League, eight points below fourth-place Chelsea.MORE: Ceballos won Mikel Arteta’s trust after surprising Arsenal coach in DubaiMORE: Michael Owen backs two Arsenal youngsters to emulate Aubameyang Arsenal urged to complete £45m transfer deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 14 Mar 2020 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.6kShareslast_img read more

PBC Sheriff says non-compliance to stay at home order can result in arrest

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw released a video Thursday insisting the pubic to follow the county and governor’s order to combat the spread of coronavirus.For everyone asking about the emergency orders, Sheriff @RicBradshaw has a message for you. #ComplyDontDeny— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) April 2, 2020 On Wednesday,  Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he will be signing an executive stay at home order for all of Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis issues stay at home order for Floridalast_img read more

Golden Jaguars move one place up World Rankings

first_img… Soca Warriors slip six placesGUYANA moved one place up the latest FIFA World Rankings, which were released yesterday by the football’s world governing body.Having reached their highest ranking (86) in 2010, Guyana were ranked at 165 by FIFA in last month’s ranking and despite playing a number of International Friendlies this year, the results of those games failed to impact the rankings.FIFA calculates its rankings using a formula that considers result, importance of match (whether friendly or competitive), strength of opponent and strength of confederation.The South America confederation is ranked highest, followed closely by Europe while Africa, Asia, Oceania and North and Central America and the Caribbean are tied last.Guyana will face Indonesia (160) tomorrow, at the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium, in Bekasi, West Java in a game which was announced as an International Friendly by FIFA.Meanwhile, the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team slipped six spots after failing to win in the last international match window against Grenada and Guyana at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.The Soca Warriors are now 89th in the world – some five places lower than they were when Dennis Lawrence was appointed head coach in February – and ninth in CONCACAF, where they are behind regional outfits, Jamaica, Haiti and Curaçao.Only one of Trinidad and Tobago’s last two outings were considered full internationals and counted towards the rankings though.According to, there has been debate as to which football body should bear responsibility for failing to submit paperwork to FIFA for the friendly between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana on November.Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) general secretary Justin Latapy-George assured Wired868 that the host organisation did its job.“The Grenada game received full sanctioning from FIFA,” said Latapy-George. “Guyana didn’t submit info in a timely manner (so that match) could only be played as a practice game. There was a challenge on their end in getting the full documentation to FIFA.”Whether a 1-1 home draw to Guyana – then ranked 165th in the world – would have benefited Trinidad and Tobago is another story.Grenada, who drew 2-2 with the Warriors, dropped three places to 160th.last_img read more