Tim Carbone Talks Railroad Earth, Warren Haynes And His Newest Project

first_imgTim Carbone is a busy, busy man. In addition to his regular gig playing the fiddle in Railroad Earth, he’s also got a burgeoning producing career and a vital role in the new label Lohi Records. While Railroad Earth was headlining the Saturday festivities at the WinterWonderGrass Festival, our own Rex Thomson had a chance to talk to Mr. Carbone. They discuss his work with RRE, including the recently-recorded Ashes & Dust album with Warren Haynes, his new role as a producer, skiing and more!Watch the interview below:last_img read more

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Pecan prices

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia pecan farmers are seeing some high prices for their crop this year. But they don’t have much crop to sell, due to untimely tropical storms this fall. Shoppers can expect to pay more for pecans this holiday season.Depending on the pecan variety, Georgia farmers are seeing prices ranging from $1.20 to $2.15 per pound, said Greg Fonsah, an economist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. That’s an average of about $1.67 per pound, the highest ever.”We’re certainly looking at some historically high prices for pecans at the farm level right now,” Fonsah said.Farmers haven’t seen prices in this range since 1992. Prices averaged about $1.50 per pound that year. The crop totaled about 30 million pounds, extremely low for Georgia, traditionally the biggest producing state. A large 1991 crop and unfavorable weather caused the ’92 crop to be so poor.Good to badThe weather this summer treated Georgia’s pecan crop well, said Darrell Sparks, a horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.But hurricanes and tropical storms in September pounded the crop that was nearing maturity. Strong winds knocked limbs and nuts to the ground, Sparks said. Many trees were blown completely over.Georgia pecan farmers lost an estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of this year’s crop due to bad weather. They’re expected to harvest about 40 million pounds this year. That’s about half what they harvested last year, according to the Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service. Production hasn’t been this low since the drought of 1998.The United States is expected to produce about 189 million pounds of pecans this year, about 33 percent less than last year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.More than half of Georgia’s crop is in poor to very poor condition, according to the GASS. About 20 percent of it has been harvested. The harvest will run through December.”Some growers say they will only harvest once because there’s not enough out there to make it worth harvesting a second time,” said Lenny Wells, a Dougherty County Extension Service agent. With about 15,000 acres of orchards, Dougherty County is considered the hub of Georgia pecan production.Alabama’s pecan crop was also heavily damaged by tropical storms. As much as 80 percent of the crop was reportedly lost there due to Hurricane Ivan.Consumer pricesThis year’s early-season pecan halves are selling for between $7 and $8 per pound in grocery stores in south Georgia.Pecan halves last year averaged between $4.50 and $5.50 per pound, according to Jose Pena, an economist with the Texas Cooperate Extension Service. Prices are expected to come down as the harvest progresses.This year, Texas is expected to produce about 50 million pounds of pecans, pushing past Georgia for the top producing state for the second year in a row.Total U.S. tree nut production is expected to be about 2.3 billion pounds, the highest on record, according to the USDA.last_img read more

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Paul Merson recommends three managers to Arsenal after Unai Emery sacking

first_imgArsenal are searching for a replacement for sacked manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has named Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Nuno Espirito Santo as three top candidates to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal.The Gunners are searching for a new manager after parting ways with former PSG and Sevilla boss Emery on Friday.Much was expected of Emery before his arrival in north London but he leaves the club with Arsenal sitting eighth in the Premier League and without a win in seven matches. Comment Paul Merson recommends three managers to Arsenal after Unai Emery sacking Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 12:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link137Shares Tottenham hero Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the position (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge of Arsenal but Merson believes either Pochettino, Rodgers or Nuno should get the job on a full-time basis.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPochettino is one of the most respected managers in Europe and largely impressed at Tottenham before his surprise sacking earlier in the month.Former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers is working wonders at Leicester City and Nuno is doing an equally impressive job at Wolves.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 City‘Arsenal should go for Mauricio Pochettino or Brendan Rodgers now they’ve finally put Unai Emery out of his misery,’ Merson told Starsport.‘I’m all for Rodgers getting the job. He’s a proven coach. He improves players – and these players need to be improved!‘I like Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves as well. And Pochettino is a top manager who is out of work and available. He might be tempted.center_img Jose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:41FullscreenJose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’https://metro.co.uk/video/jose-mourinho-unai-emery-sacking-sad-news-2059914/This 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.‘They just have to make sure they get this appointment right because it’s a crucial decision that will decide Arsenal’s future.‘But who are the football people making that decision? Where are they are? That’s what worries me. Can you trust them?‘Emery is probably relieved. He looked lost. I don’t think he knew what he was doing. I think he had lost confidence and was making bad decisions.’Arsenal face Norwich City on Sunday.MORE: Emmanuel Petit wants Patrick Vieira to be next Arsenal managerMORE: Freddie Ljungberg reveals how his Arsenal side will differ to Unai Emery’s Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball gets thrust into fire against Clippers’ Patrick Beverley

first_img USC gets rare win at UCLA Wife feared her husband Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Even with a smaller sample size, Walton said Ball “keeps showing more and more of what can make him really special.”“When he is on the court, his team is better,” Walton said. “The ball is moving, they are getting good shots, he is in control, he loves the moment.”Walton and the Lakers saw that regularly throughout the summer and the limited preseason.“It is just good to see it happen more and more,” Walton said, “and it is more of who he is rather than random coincidence.”Every star needs a heel, however, and in the opener that will be Beverley. A first-team all-defensive guard last year in Houston, Beverley was part of the Clippers’ return in the Chris Paul trade.“Pat Beverley hounding him all over the floor is going to be a great learning experience for him,” Walton said.Of course, Lakers fans won’t be tuning in on Thursday because they want to see great learning experiences. They want to see Ball excel from the start of his career.And if he doesn’t?“You just learn from it,” he said. “It’s 82 games, you can’t dwell on one game or you’re going to have a bunch more bad games in a row. After it happens, learn from it and just move on.”Walton said Ball would not be on a minutes restriction in his debut, at least not because of his sprained ankle. The Lakers researched what range of minutes other high lottery picks have played in recent years and developed a target range.“Most young top picks aren’t playing more than 30-35 minutes,” Walton said, “and that is the elite of the elite top young players so that is kind of where we are trying to keep our young guys in at a maximum.”It remained unclear who else will start next to Ball in the backcourt with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended for the first two games and the starting power forward spot allegedly still up for grabs despite a strong sense around the team that Larry Nance Jr. will open the season ahead of Julius Randle on the depth chart.“Everything’s always on the debate table,” Walton said. “I have a good idea of who’s starting but that can change.”NOTESThe Lakers signed Vander Blue to their remaining two-way contract. The D-League MVP last season with the L.A. D-Fenders, Blue was on the Lakers training camp roster and also starred on their Summer League entry. … Randle (intercostal strain) was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and is listed as probable for Thursday. … Josh Hart was diagnosed with bursitis in his left Achilles tendon and is questionable. EL SEGUNDO — He dazzled in a practice uniform during summer league, playing against other NBA neophytes. There were those hoping to hang on, to break through, or, for his real peers, show off what made them high draft picks.At UCLA, it was other college kids.For Lonzo Ball, the matchups have never been like they will be starting on Thursday, when, with just 57 minutes of preseason experience under his belt, the point guard makes his long-awaited Lakers debut in the season opener against the Clippers.Related Articles “He has never played in this type of game before,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said, “where the guards and the players are this good and this strong, and he is going against grown men. A team full of them.”center_img Dogs at Wilson Park Pet of the Week Family has unique solution to gas prices AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat doesn’t mean Walton is worried.“He will be fine,” he said. “I think he will rise to the challenge like he has his whole life.”The first weeks of Ball’s rookie season will be full of tests both large and small. A debut matchup against Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley could easily be characterized as rookie hazing.“I have been watching the NBA for a long time,” said Ball, 19. “He definitely picks up full court and plays hard. It is going to be a lot of fun.”The sprained ankle that kept Ball out of the final four exhibition games also reduced the number of opportunities the coaching staff had to evaluate Ball.last_img read more

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