Age of sail – Sail Theory http://sailtheory.com/ Sun, 08 May 2022 14:46:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sailtheory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T011712.182-150x150.png Age of sail – Sail Theory http://sailtheory.com/ 32 32 Back to the rumours: November 1 to 7, 2021 https://sailtheory.com/back-to-the-rumours-november-1-to-7-2021/ Sun, 08 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/back-to-the-rumours-november-1-to-7-2021/ Welcome to the weekly Rumor Look Back, where we take a look at the rumors from six months ago and see which ones played out as originally stated. Let’s cut to the chase. November 1, 2021 Bryan Danielson was so professional upon leaving WWE that Fightful Select heard that many within the company didn’t think […]]]>

Welcome to the weekly Rumor Look Back, where we take a look at the rumors from six months ago and see which ones played out as originally stated. Let’s cut to the chase.

November 1, 2021

  • Bryan Danielson was so professional upon leaving WWE that Fightful Select heard that many within the company didn’t think he was actually leaving. WWE hopes he returns to the road.
  • This Bryan Danielson – such a nice guy. I don’t think that comeback will happen as an active competitor. I could see him making an appearance or two after he retired.
  • For what it’s worth, Tony Schiavone said on his Ask Tony Live! Show he thinks AEW will have a streaming service by the end of 2022.
  • We will have to wait and see. The changes with the Discovery merger could have an effect on their future. But if AEW offers enough content to put on a library, which buying ROH was probably meant to do, surely they can end up somewhere.
  • According to PW Insider, Sheamus will return to the ring this week following nose surgery last month.
  • Sheamus didn’t come back for a few weeks. Ridge Holland spoke to him the previous weeks. (0/1)
  • On her vlog, Thunder Rosa revealed that she was recently sidelined with a concussion.
  • Slim. It is a dangerous profession.
  • According to Fightful, New Japan Pro Wrestling made a big play for former NXT star Bronson Reed.
  • JONAH (former Bronson Reed) did some work with them but more with Impact.

November 2, 2021

  • “There was significance in Drew McIntyre using the Kimura (Brock Lesnar submission move) on Mustafa Ali on Smack downsays Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer.
  • He hasn’t had a feud with Lesnar since so no real significance (0/1)
  • AEW is planning a TNT special for Saturday, January 8, 2022, sources have told Mat Men’s Andrew Zarian. With “Clash of the Champions” unavailable due to WWE branding, the company is reportedly considering calling it “Battle of the Belts”.
  • Battle of the Belts it was. The date was correct woo. (2/2)
  • A report from Fightful Select indicates that WWE taught NXT talent the production side of the business, something that previously relied on Full Sail to do so and has now been integrated internally. An example would be the importance of remembering facial expressions to give camera operators time to capture them.
  • These are good skills to know.
  • NXT’s production teams have also received guidance from Raw and SmackDown staff in recent months.
  • This makes sense considering they’re trying to use NXT as a stepping stone to the main roster. In this sense, the more continuity, the better.
  • According to WWE Network News, Jeff Hardy will guest Steve Austin next Broken Skull Sessions. This episode is set to debut on Peacock & WWE Network on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25).
  • It happened. (1/1)

November 3, 2021

  • Dave Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio that AJ Styles is currently out with a “non-injury medical issue”. We don’t know exactly what it is, but that’s why it disappeared from television.
  • That sounds like a heavy understatement for COVID, but it could include many other conditions.
  • As for the other absentees from the show, it’s unclear why, but PW Insider says Bobby Lashley and Karrion Kross weren’t even in the building at Raw this week.
  • Kross was quickly released. Lashley still rides with them.
  • Ringside News claims they were told Bray Wyatt had trouble getting along backstage before his release from WWE.
  • Again, this looks like a spin off of WWE. It’s not something we heard about him before his release. Not that it’s not true, but I’m suspicious.

  • They also say he’s unlikely to take any independent bookings, so it’s Impact or AEW for him.
  • He has never been in a wrestling ring. Probably focusing on his film project.
  • No Way, Taylor Wilde, TJP, Tommy Dreamer and Petey Williams have been removed from Impact Wrestling’s roster page, but PW Insider says company sources have advised them that shouldn’t be taken as an indication that they are released.
  • It’s difficult because none of these people have worked a game for the Impact since this rumour. Tommy Dreamer still has a behind-the-scenes role with them, though he’s still suspended for the time being. I’m going to mark this globally as incorrect, as none of the folks have worked another game for them. (0/1)

November 4, 2021

  • Longtime Senior Vice President, Creative Services Stan Stanski left WWE yesterday ahead of today’s earnings report, PW Insider reports. A source told the site that the end of Stanski’s 15 years with the company was “the ultimate proof that no one is safe” and “yet another reminder that this is not the same company as there is.” one year old”.
  • Everyone’s on the chopping block now.
  • WWE sources told Fightful Select that Vince McMahon no longer liked Bray Wyatt upon his release, as McMahon did not like how creative Wyatt had become.
  • Much like the Charlotte rumors of the past week, this all seems hyperbolic. But there is a lot of smoke here too. Maybe there are some people, even if it was a small number, who didn’t get along with Windham, and they were very loud in those days.
  • That said, given that they come from “WWE sources” just as Wyatt’s non-compete expires, there is some skepticism about the recent stream of rumors that Bray is hard to work with.
  • The other side of the coin.
  • Kyle O’Reilly’s WWE contract is set to expire next month, according to PW Insider.
  • He confirmed that he expired in December. (1/1)
  • This week’s NXT angle where Zoey Stark was attacked by Toxic Attraction was done to cover up a real injury Stark is dealing with, per Post Wrestling. It is not confirmed what the injury is or how long she will be out.
  • She tore her ACL. (1/1)

November 5, 2021

  • According to Fightful, WWE Talent Relations Manager John Laurinaitis sent a company-wide email citing budget cuts as the reason WWE laid off 18 wrestlers last night.
  • That’s always the reason they give, and most of the time it’s probably correct. It’s going to take a while to figure out if their current strategy is to free up a group of people and focus on young talent (many former college athletes). I doubt it will change anything, but time will tell.
  • A source told Andrew Zarian that potentially four of the wrestlers have been released as they are not vaccinated against COVID-19. the New York Post specifically heard that this is one of the reasons Nia Jax was fired.
  • Nia says her vaccination status was never mentioned upon her release. Although she later spoke with Renee Paquette on her podcast, it was something that had been mentioned to her before.
  • As a result of all the roster reductions, PW Insider says WWE has canceled some Performance Center training classes that were originally scheduled for today.
  • Because they weren’t worth it until class consolidation? Or did they think people would be too distracted by the news?
  • Fightful mentioned that WWE also laid off several office workers this week.
  • No one is safe.
  • F4WOnline’s Dave Meltzer reported that AEW’s original plan in the World Title Eliminator tournament was for Jon Moxley to undergo a personality change and defeat Orange Cassidy. Fightful Claims Miro Wasn’t Originally Planned dynamite this week, and he arrived on the scene shortly before showtime to replace Moxley. There is no timeline for Moxley’s return to the promotion now that he is in rehab.
  • Moxley returned in January. The heel turn did not occur.

November 6, 2021

  • While established names would get regular offers, WWE is discussing new 60-day trial contracts when signing talent, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Bryan Alvarez said on The Bryan & Vinny Show that they don’t want people to be in NXT for years anymore: “It’s going to be every six months they’re going to rate you and if you don’t improve you’re out. of the.
  • This goes hand in hand with recent reports.
  • The Observer says “virtually every veteran wrestler” who isn’t used on television was being considered for release this week. WWE is concerned about the age of the roster and is not interested in hiring women over 25.
  • It’s a real change in their practices, but it creates a complicated period to move from one to the other.
  • In John Laurinaitis’ internal emails announcing Thursday’s roster cuts, Fightful Select says Oney Lorcan’s gimmick name was misspelled “Oney Lorkan.”
  • A small insult to the insult on the way out.
  • B-Fab was listed as an NXT talent in emails from Laurinaitis, despite being traded to SmackDown in last month’s draft. Wrestling Observer also says she reportedly signed a new deal last week, which makes her release even more confusing.
  • The rest of Hit Row wouldn’t be far behind the releases.
  • Outgoing WWE Chief Financial Officer Kristina Salen has been fired, according to Dave Meltzer. Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston heard from multiple sources that she was unpopular and was contributing to finance department employees who wanted to leave WWE.
  • I don’t know her well enough to have an opinion on that.

This week: 5/8 – 63%

Total: 4,144/7,307 – 56.7%

Have a great week everyone!

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Accessible Adventure Travel Experiences in New Zealand https://sailtheory.com/accessible-adventure-travel-experiences-in-new-zealand/ Thu, 05 May 2022 00:00:26 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/accessible-adventure-travel-experiences-in-new-zealand/ America’s Cup Sailing, Auckland. Photo / Chris Sisarich, TNZ Adventure abounds for the young at heart, writes Briar Jensen Studies show that adventure isn’t just good for the soul (and bragging rights), it also benefits physical and mental health, especially as we age. And there’s no need to let limited mobility hold you back – […]]]>

America’s Cup Sailing, Auckland. Photo / Chris Sisarich, TNZ

Adventure abounds for the young at heart, writes Briar Jensen

Studies show that adventure isn’t just good for the soul (and bragging rights), it also benefits physical and mental health, especially as we age. And there’s no need to let limited mobility hold you back – some tour operators offer inclusive options for a range of abilities, including wheelchair users.

As the saying goes, “adventure is an attitude,” so get your attitude right and spice up your next stay with one of these suggestions.

Steve Fell at U-Drive.  Photo / supplied, Highlands
Steve Fell at U-Drive. Photo / supplied, Highlands

Need for Speed ​​– Muscle Car

Let your imagination run wild in a Mustang and have fun on the world-class Highlands circuit, a 40-minute drive from Queenstown. The custom-built, production-based 5.0L V8 muscle car features manual controls, making it also suitable for those with limited leg mobility. With a professional driver by your side explaining the whole way through the specially designed track, you’ll be cornering like Greg Murphy after seven laps. If you prefer to sit in the passenger seat and leave the driving to a pro, opt for the Supercar Fast Dash. In a Ferrari 488 GTB or Porsche GT3, you’ll howl down the track to reach speeds of up to 225 km/h.

highlands.co.nz

Queenstown's iFLY simulates free fall.  Photo / Provided
Queenstown’s iFLY simulates free fall. Photo / Provided

Free Fall Fantasy – iFLY

Want the feeling of free fall, but jumping out of an airplane at 15,000 feet is too far? Then try iFLY. This indoor vertical wind tunnel simulates free fall, even though you’re not actually falling, but rather floating or flying on a powerful blast of air that will still make your jowls flutter. Once you’ve “flown” a few times, you can pump up the adrenaline by wearing virtual reality goggles to simulate a parachute jump over Hawaii or Dubai, or a base jump over the mountains alpine. With no jumping, it’s suitable for people of all abilities and iFLY Queenstown prides itself on helping people ‘fly’ regardless of the physical challenges.

iflynz.co.nz

Sailing at sunset, Auckland.  Photo / Explore the group
Sailing at sunset, Auckland. Photo / Explore the group

Learning the ropes – Sailing

Experience the excitement of an America’s Cup yacht. Ok, not the current flying machines which require hard hats and Olympic agility, but NZL 41, built and flown by Japan for the 1995 challenge, where it came second to Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Cup . At 24m in length with a 34m mast, she raced with a professional crew of 17. Now novices can choose to grind the winches, tack the sails and take the helm (or just hang on) for a two-hour sprint around Waitematā Harbour. Prefer to leave the handling of the sails to the crew while you relax and sip wine? Then board a specially designed 50-footer for an afternoon cruise around the City of Sails and under the Auckland Harbor Bridge or watch the city skyline light up during a dinner- sunset cruise.

exploregroup.co.nz

Rowing Adventure – Kayak

Getting out on a lake, river, or bay on your own gives a fresh, fluid perspective on the terrain. With no motor to disturb the locals, it’s great for wildlife viewing and immersing yourself in nature. Kayak tours start with a quick paddling lesson, then you’re off. If your knees are ready, consider SUP – stand-up paddleboard. Paddle Board Rotorua takes kayak trips along the steaming cliffs of Lake Rotomahana in the Waimangu Valley, or into the glowworm caves of Lake Okareka. Paddle Wānaka offers a half-day trip around the shoreline of Lake Wānaka with its beautiful reflections of the surrounding mountains. R&R Kayaks offers tours to secluded beaches in the Abel Tasman National Park. All of these companies have options for the disabled and Moana in Nelson offers SDP (seated paddleboarding) for wheelchair users through Makingtrax.

paddleboardrotorua.com

paddlewanaka.co.nz

rrkayaks.co.nz

moananzsup.co.nz

Hot air balloon over the plains of Canterbuy.  Photo / David Mur, TNZ
Hot air balloon over the plains of Canterbuy. Photo / David Mur, TNZ

Suitcase basket – Hot air balloon

Pre-flight preparation increases anticipation for an early morning hot air balloon flight. Huge fans, hissing gas, and roaring flames transform soft tissue into a plump, light bulb-shaped balloon. From inside the basket, the lift-off is so smooth you might not even realize you’ve left the ground until it begins to expand beneath you. Float above the patchwork of paddocks in the Canterbury countryside with Ballooning Canterbury or take off from Hamilton for a flight over the Waikato River with Kiwi Balloon Company. Flights are weather dependent, so be flexible with dates and be prepared to get up before dawn. hot air balloon canterbury.com

kiwiballooncompany.co.nz

Have fun quad biking in Hanmer Springs.  Photo / Hanmer Springs Attractions
Have fun quad biking in Hanmer Springs. Photo / Hanmer Springs Attractions

Four Wheel Fun – Quad Biking

Off-road adventure with a throbbing engine between your thighs – that’s the thrill of quad biking. Expect a bumpy, dusty, muddy, wet and exhilarating ride. Modern quads are lighter and easier to handle, even for novices. But if you can’t swing your leg to straddle the seat, some companies offer buggy rides along the same track, like Hanmer Springs Quad Biking. Their scenic alpine route takes you down rocky slopes, zipping through braided streams and swerving onto forest tracks. In Nelson, head to Cable Bay Adventure Park for a 14km course offering farm, forest and coastal views.

hanmerspringsattractions.nz/quad-biking

cablebayadventurepark.com/quad-bike-tours

Paragliding over Christchurch.  Photo / Makingtrax, Supplied
Paragliding over Christchurch. Photo / Makingtrax, Supplied

Master the Wind – Tandem Paragliding

Once in the air, you really glide like an eagle over paragliding thermals. When you are suspended in front of your pilot, the feeling of weightlessness is exhilarating. Relax in your harness and absorb the bird’s eye views – of mountains, valleys or the coast. Stick to a smooth ride or, if you’re up for some thrills, let your rider know and they’ll be happy to help you with spins and acrobatic turns. Don’t forget to smile for the obligatory mid-flight photo. Wānaka Paragliding at Treble Cone, Coronet Peak Tandems and Christchurch Paragliding work with Makingtrax to tailor experiences for people with specific mobility needs.

wanakaparagliding.com

tandemparapente.com

chchpara.co.nz

Inclusive and accessible – Adventure for all

Makingtrax Foundation is a Kiwi charitable trust founded by Jezza Williams and connects travelers to inclusive adventure businesses. The website lists approved providers who offer accessible or inclusive options, from rafting to canyon swings, but Williams, who uses a wheelchair himself, says that with an open approach anything is possible and will help. to facilitate it.

makingtrax.co.nz

For more travel inspiration, visit newzealand.com/nz.

Check traffic light settings and Department of Health advice before traveling at covid19.govt.nz

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PSA opens a registry office in Bohol https://sailtheory.com/psa-opens-a-registry-office-in-bohol/ Mon, 02 May 2022 23:48:02 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/psa-opens-a-registry-office-in-bohol/ NOTE: THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE SUNDAY PRINT EDITION OF THE BOHOL CHRONICLE. Boholanos no longer need to travel to Cebu to request a copy of their civil status documents; A Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Civil Registration Services (CRS) extension outlet will open here on May 2. At an event titled ‘Go Live […]]]>

NOTE: THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE SUNDAY PRINT EDITION OF THE BOHOL CHRONICLE.

Boholanos no longer need to travel to Cebu to request a copy of their civil status documents; A Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Civil Registration Services (CRS) extension outlet will open here on May 2.

At an event titled ‘Go Live and Opening’, PSA will showcase the start of operations of its CRS outlet here in Bohol, a long dream project for Boholanos who are expected to sail to Cebu to get a hard copy of their civil registration documents.

“For so long we have been pushing for the opening of a Bohol CRS PSA outlet, noting the inconvenience of having to wait for the necessary documents processed under the Batch Request Entry Query System (BREQS), said Jessamyne Anne Alcazaren, Bohol PSA chief.

The BREQS is a system in which the PSA authorizes a partner to receive requests for copies and certifications of civil status documents issued by the PSA and to issue these documents to its customers.

The BREQS is served by an Outlet Serbilis, the PSA agent authorized to process the necessary CRS.

But given the time it takes for an offline bulk application to be consolidated for processing, a client may have to wait seven days to get the civil documents they need.

With the opening of the CRS outlet in Bohol, specifically on the second floor of the Uptown Computer Center, JLU Central Block adjacent to the satellite market in Tagbilaran City, Boholanos can now benefit from PSA’s frontline services.

The new CRS Outlet which opens one day after Tagbilaran Feast Day could already physically issue birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, non-marriage certificate (CENOMAR), manual authentication and issuance of a copy of civil status documents annotated on secure paper (SECPA).

With the continued and persistent threat of Coronavirus Disease, however, the PSA is advising potential customers in the new outlet to present vaccination cards so that you can be admitted inside the CRS outlet.

For those who need their SECPA copy of their marital documents, if one is requesting their own documents, a valid ID card is required.

If the person making the request is the document owner’s parent or a direct descendant of the document owner, they must bring the applicant’s valid ID.

If the applicant is unrelated to the owner of the document, they must bring the owner’s valid ID, the applicant’s valid ID, and an authorization letter or special power of attorney to process the requested document.

In cases where the owner of the document is located abroad, the owner’s passport, the applicant’s identity document and a scanned copy of the owner’s authorization letter or special power of attorney are sufficient. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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Officials urge the safety of life jackets while on the water https://sailtheory.com/officials-urge-the-safety-of-life-jackets-while-on-the-water/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:19:00 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/officials-urge-the-safety-of-life-jackets-while-on-the-water/ OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Two people had to be rescued from the Chalco Hills Recreation Area on Wednesday in two separate incidents. As the weather warms up, officials want to stress the importance of wearing a life jacket. “If they fall in the water and can’t swim, the water temperature – or the water temperature […]]]>

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Two people had to be rescued from the Chalco Hills Recreation Area on Wednesday in two separate incidents. As the weather warms up, officials want to stress the importance of wearing a life jacket.

“If they fall in the water and can’t swim, the water temperature – or the water temperature right now is very cold – so a life jacket is going to save your life in those conditions. ‘water,” Iowa DNR captain Greg Harson said.

Avid anglers like Rocky Lohman see people giving up life jackets too often.

“Most of the time I don’t see people wearing life jackets, I’ve seen five or six people in three different boats and I haven’t seen anyone else wearing life jackets,” Lohman said. .

In Nebraska and Iowa, anyone over the age of 13 is not legally required to wear a life jacket, but it must be on board, within reach, and easily accessible. Children 12 and under must wear a life jacket at all times, and adults in their company may receive a citation if children are found without a life jacket.

On Wednesday evening, a 27-year-old man drowned at Lake Wehrspann. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office confirmed he was not wearing a life jacket.

Dawn Brindisi runs Select Sail & Sports and explains why some people choose not to wear one.

“I think comfort would be the number one reason they feel awkward or bulky,” Brindisi said.

Brindisi says that to make a jacket less bulky, it’s important to go to the store, try one on, and make adjustments as you go. Also, be sure to choose a jacket that is suitable for the activity.

“For kayaks, you usually have a chair that you sit against. Find one with a low back and a very adjustable and open waist, or if it’s a paddle/kayak that’s open for arms so you have freedom of movement,” says Brindisi.

It is a decision that could determine life or death.

“I don’t think I like the idea of ​​drowning out there and if the wind is blowing and you fall off the boat the boat is going to blow away from you in the wind and it can move faster than I can’t swim now,” Loman said.

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Seven reasons to book a romantic getaway to Fujairah https://sailtheory.com/seven-reasons-to-book-a-romantic-getaway-to-fujairah/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:47:59 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/seven-reasons-to-book-a-romantic-getaway-to-fujairah/ CORONAVIRUS IMPACT Here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t miss this romantic getaway at Le Méridien Al Aqah this season. Scenic hikes There’s no better way to spend a romantic day than pumping up the endorphins and sweating it out on one of Fujairah’s most beautiful paths. You’ll be spoiled for choice with over ten […]]]>

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT

Here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t miss this romantic getaway at Le Méridien Al Aqah this season.

  1. Scenic hikes

There’s no better way to spend a romantic day than pumping up the endorphins and sweating it out on one of Fujairah’s most beautiful paths. You’ll be spoiled for choice with over ten varied hiking routes spread across the emirate, so why not enhance your romantic holiday with a stay at Le Meridien Al Aqah, nestled in the famous Hajar Mountains?

Price – Free (Entrance fees to hiking trails may apply)

  1. Moonlit dinner on the beach

What could be more romantic than a moonlit dinner under the stars? Whether for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or a special occasion, this culinary delight, created by the team, offers a memorable four-course beachfront dinner for two.

Price AED 799 for a couple

  1. Night walk on the beach

The beautiful beach of Le Méridien Al Aqah is ideal for a romantic evening stroll with your significant other. Enjoy the cool breeze on your face and the silky sand between your toes as you take in the beautiful winter weather. Instead, get competitive with a game of beach volleyball or table tennis if you’re looking for something more energetic.

Price Free for Le Meridien Al Aqah guests

  1. Private boat trip along the coast

Take a private sunset sail for two to make this an unforgettable romantic getaway. Le Méridien Al Aqah’s water sports and diving center offers everything from canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding to fishing and boat rides, so book a sunset cruise for an unforgettable experience.

Price On demand

  1. Learn to dive!

For a romantic getaway with a difference, Le Méridien Al Aqah has an on-site dive center that offers fully certified scuba lessons as well as daily scuba excursions to the best sites in the area.

Price on request

  1. romantic dinner

Renowned for its exceptional international cuisine, Le Méridien Al Aqah is home to seven restaurants, bars and lounges offering Italian, Indian, Thai and more flavors to tempt every palate. For Valentine’s Day, the team at Gonu, the hotel’s iconic sea-facing restaurant, offers a specially curated menu featuring oysters and bubbles, the perfect way to treat your loved one.

  1. Kid-Free and kids are free!

Let’s not forget the little ones! Le Meridien Al Aqah offers a kids’ club and a dedicated children’s pool with a host of fun activities and games to keep the little ones entertained so you can enjoy a peaceful, lazy afternoon on the beach while you relax. they play and make friends at the kids club. Plus, kids under 12 eat and stay free!

Praised for its diverse culinary options, exceptional service, spacious sea-view rooms, spa, kids’ club and leisure facilities, Le Méridien Al Aqah offers one of the best all-inclusive resort experiences in the region. Just a 90-minute drive from Dubai International Airport, this resort is the perfect place for romantic getaways, weekends away, birthdays, weddings and family vacations. Rates start from just AED 550++ per night.

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Review: Diana Krall, with a Three-piece Band, Summons Jazz Predecessors at Clearwater Show | Music News | Tampa https://sailtheory.com/review-diana-krall-with-a-three-piece-band-summons-jazz-predecessors-at-clearwater-show-music-news-tampa/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 15:58:27 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/review-diana-krall-with-a-three-piece-band-summons-jazz-predecessors-at-clearwater-show-music-news-tampa/ Click to enlarge At a less than full Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday night, Diana Krall admitted her dimly lit stage was a bit boring. “I can’t really see those papers,” she observed, before launching into “The Look of Love.” The slightly enigmatic 57-year-old jazz singer is currently in the midst of a brief string […]]]>
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At a less than full Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday night, Diana Krall admitted her dimly lit stage was a bit boring. “I can’t really see those papers,” she observed, before launching into “The Look of Love.”

The slightly enigmatic 57-year-old jazz singer is currently in the midst of a brief string of US shows, before spending her July overseas in Europe. She hasn’t performed as much as some artists since the return of live music, but it’s still comforting to know that she was surrounded by music during her self-isolation with her husband, Elvis Costello.

Honestly, you’d think you’re stepping into a modern day Bob Dylan show. There was no elaborate staging, cameras were technically not allowed, and the name on the poster was going to be tucked behind a grand piano, naturally. At around 8:15 p.m., Krall, wearing a black dress, walked straight to her upright piano and performed a few bars of “Where or When” from the musical “Babes in Arms,” ​​before the band stepped in to support her on “I Don’t Know Enough About You”, a song by Peggy Lee.

“All or Nothing at All”, made famous by Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra (yes, Tommy’s brother), was one of the earliest examples we had of how the instrumentation was going to be executed. After Diana’s first set of vocals, jazz guitarist Anthony Wilson did a masterful job on his electric jazz Monteleone, which sounds a lot like a Gretsch. Then there was bassist Robert Hurst, once a member of Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” band, beating and ripping. On drums was Karriem Riggins, who for the most part mostly kept time, but had at least three opportunities to snatch solos that had all eyes on him.

The plucked, tapped, strummed and slid solos by Diana’s backing band were mostly sandwiched between her vocals. There was only one ‘slid out’ solo, which was when Robert Hurst saluted his bass during ‘East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)’, which has already been recorded by Tommy Dorsey and an up-and-coming band. A boy from Jersey named Frank Sinatra.

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Krall knows very well who she is, but her ego is far from exaggerated. She didn’t have the gigantic spotlight trained on her, while the rest of the group was hidden in some sort of dim light. Every light above was the exact same amount of light, except between songs when Diana introduced the next song or just revealed secrets, like how her husband is currently working with Burt Bacharach or…

“I don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you that,” she admitted.

It was a great way to open “The Look of Love”, written by iconic songwriter and late Hal David in 1967. It originally appeared in the 1967 version of “Casino Royale”, long before Daniel Craig or Chris Cornell make names for themselves. With that factoid in mind, it’s hard not to help but wonder what a krallified version of Cornell’s “You Know My Name” might sound like – from 2006’s “Royale.”

Like any Krall show, the rest of his setlist was mostly wall-to-wall and modern jazz standards to some extent. “More Than You Know”, which doesn’t appear to have been performed since 2015, was described by her as “pretty nice”. Her rendition of “I Just Found Out About Love”, made famous by Nat King Cole, was based on a version she had heard from her friend, the late Shirley Horn. And not that it’s a jazz classic, but Joni Mitchell’s “Amelia,” where the band’s contributions were subtle at best, was a great contribution, especially considering how it was followed by “How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky).”

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Closing Krall and company’s main set was “Cheek to Cheek”, which had a much faster tempo than the versions most of us know and love. You know, “Heavens…I’m in heaven.” She introduced her band one last time – a ritual she practiced between many of her songs – and gave her closing statement: “It’s so great to be here tonight, and you’re always in my heart. “.

Or so we thought those were his last remarks.

Ahead of her encore of Al Dubin’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (no, not the little punk rocker Green Day’s version), Krall began to talk about how much she enjoys listening to “certain radio stations.” “We don’t play anything we heard on the radio, I’m just saying,”

No need to.

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Earth Day Community Event Marks Opening of Sojourner Truth State Park – Daily Freeman https://sailtheory.com/earth-day-community-event-marks-opening-of-sojourner-truth-state-park-daily-freeman/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 20:51:37 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/earth-day-community-event-marks-opening-of-sojourner-truth-state-park-daily-freeman/ KINGSTON, NY – “It’s surreal. I can feel it here,” Barbara Allen, Sojourner Truth’s sixth great-granddaughter, said Saturday afternoon. A visitor to Sojourner Truth State Park reads one of the site’s interpretive panels. (Brian Hubert/Daily Freeman) Allen, of Battle Creek, Michigan, was on hand for the opening of the new Sojourner Truth State Park. The […]]]>

KINGSTON, NY – “It’s surreal. I can feel it here,” Barbara Allen, Sojourner Truth’s sixth great-granddaughter, said Saturday afternoon.

A visitor to Sojourner Truth State Park reads one of the site’s interpretive panels. (Brian Hubert/Daily Freeman)

Allen, of Battle Creek, Michigan, was on hand for the opening of the new Sojourner Truth State Park. The park covers 500 acres on the sites of former brickyards, a quarry and a cement factory on the banks of the Hudson River and straddles the city of Kingston and the city of Ulster. Allen was a special guest of Scenic Hudson, which operates the park for the state under a five-year agreement.

“She may be gone, but her spirit is still there,” Allen said after delivering a keynote. She wrote a children’s book, “Remembering Great Grandma”, about the truth.

Truth was born in 1797 in the town of Esopus as Isabella Baumfree and was one of seven slaves owned by Johannes Hardenburgh. She was sold around the age of 12 to John Ignatius Dumont, who operated a farm in the present town of Esopus.

She left Esopus in 1826, after Dumont broke his promise to free her, and took her baby girl and walked 11 miles to Poppletown, New Paltz, where she was taken in by the VanWagenen family in a community Quaker. In 1828, a year after slavery was abolished in New York, Truth became the first black woman to win a lawsuit against a white man when she sued Dumont for illegally selling her 5-year-old son to a slave owner from Alabama.

The park has a network of trails that juxtapose natural and man-made landscapes as nature has found its way to slowly reclaim the industrial site. Some buildings and an old kiln survive, while derelict silos long visible to drivers on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, visible from the park to the north, have been demolished. A paved path connects the industrial site to the Empire State Trial, and a gravel path reaches the waterfront at a site where barges would have docked to load gravel from the quarry.

Evelyn Clark led a site blessing for those present.

“We have asked for the Lord’s blessing on this land, the sacred homeland of the Lunaapes,” she said. “May the blessing of the Lord be upon this land of high shores and living waters. May the Lord’s blessing be upon this land where, as a young child, Sojourner Truth walked barefoot along the mighty Hudson River carrying heavy jugs of molasses and rum.

Scenic Hudson officials celebrated the chance to “reconnect all people to this site, with a spirit of love for the land and for each other.”

“Now is a season to restore the land after 150 years of people working here,” Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan said, addressing the large crowd in attendance. “We honor the people who worked here, who cut the ice on the Hudson who made the bricks and the cement, they had their day and had their season and we honor their work.

“But now is the season to restore the land so that the natural habitat, plants and animals displaced over these 150 years of industrial operations can return and thrive.”

Standing on the concrete docks by the river, Steven Woods, director of education for the Hudson River Maritime Museum, recalled the industrial era of the site and the docks that were once commonplace along the river. He noted that some of the early ones were designed so that sloops could get in and out easily when steam tugs and barges were still in their infancy and much of the material to build New York City passed through them. .

And visitors have given the park rave reviews.

Matthew “Max” Fass, who organizes the Brasskill Festival at Seed Song Farm, rode to the event on his bike on the Empire State Trail. “It’s 1.5 miles along the river. It’s so peaceful,” he said.

Brandee Nelson of Great Barrington, Massachusetts added, “It’s a great day. It’s nice to see Scenic Hudson reclaiming an old industrial property.

Photos: Opening of Sojourner Truth State Park

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A conversation with David Camilo • Live Sail Die https://sailtheory.com/a-conversation-with-david-camilo-live-sail-die/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 08:27:10 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/a-conversation-with-david-camilo-live-sail-die/ David Camilo, 36, started sailing at the age of 24 at the Lake Norman Yacht Club in Club 420. Camilo, who is autistic, started swimming and playing basketball and bowling with the Special Olympics in New York before moving to North Carolina. In his new hometown, Camilo became involved with the local Lake Norman High […]]]>

David Camilo, 36, started sailing at the age of 24 at the Lake Norman Yacht Club in Club 420. Camilo, who is autistic, started swimming and playing basketball and bowling with the Special Olympics in New York before moving to North Carolina. In his new hometown, Camilo became involved with the local Lake Norman High School sailing team and soon transitioned into full-fledged regattas, including as skipper for the annual Southwest Special Olympics. is.

In Special Olympics competitions, athletes with disabilities are paired with a non-disabled teammate, known as a “unified partner.” In these cases, the skipper controls the helm while the crew controls the sails. Camilo often skippered these events with Sarah Chambers as her crew.

Camilo spoke with US Sailing about his introduction to the sport and his time with Special Olympics sailing for Autism Acceptance Month.

Sailing in the United States: So tell me, how did you first get involved with the local high school sailing team?

David: I was with the Lake Norman Yacht Club team at the time. One of the coaches there, [Craig Milliken] his son, Brad Milliken, introduced me as one of the sailors. Then I took part in the July 4 regatta. We had our first practice there when the Special Olympics was just getting started, and I wasn’t really into it at first, but when I got into it a second time, I started having fun. .

American sailing: So, the first time you sailed, you weren’t too sure, but the second time, you liked it a lot. What made you change your mind?

David: Yeah, so in the first practice I still had the sea legs, so to speak, and I got hit in the head with the boom for the first time. I ended up getting off the boat with a massive headache and wasn’t sure I wanted to come back. But thanks to this experience, I learned to duck and I learned to navigate with pleasure since.

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American sailing: So as you strived to be a better sailor, did you learn anything about yourself as you went along?

David: Yes! I learned through sailing to become autonomous, self-aware and to take initiatives to act in situation. If I hadn’t started sailing then, I don’t think I could have learned those particular life skills then – I would have learned them much later or not at all.

American sailing: These are really good lessons. Now tell me about how Special Olympics is organized and how you got to the position of skipper?

David: Well, the skipper completely surprised me because I was a crew member for a few years, and I had mastered it in training and in regattas. My coach, Lisa Chambers, felt I was ready for the next level, which is to steer the boat. At that time, I was mainly concentrating on the steering part, the management of the rudder and the tiller. There were times when the crew and I worked on each other, or I gave an order and made a decision about where to go next.

American sailing: What do you remember from your first time as skipper?

David: I remember getting to the back of the boat and leaving for practice. Like when you drive a car for the first time you get nervous and you don’t know what to expect, but I was lucky to have a lot of teammates who were very helpful, very supportive and understanding, breaking down the step by step things for me. So I had that for me. Thank God for that.

American sailing: Yes, support people make all the difference. Did you feel like you were ready to skipper, or that you had to be ‘pushed out of the nest’, so to speak? Did your coach have to push you or were you willing to try?

David: Looking back, I think it was a bit of both. Sometimes we Special Olympics athletes need a little push to take it to the next level, and I think from my perspective it was the right choice to make. It was what I needed to take it to the next level. I mean, sure, I was a little anxious and nervous at the time, but I felt like it was necessary for me to step out of my comfort zone, because lo and behold, I love the skipper than the crew. Maybe even more.

American sailing: This is a very good prospect. So, do you have a lot of contact with people in the autism community outside of Special Olympics?

David: Yes. In fact, I’m part of this group in Davidson, North Carolina called the Ignite program, which specializes in educating people with autism in terms of going to college, finding a job, and living off independently. I’ve been involved with it for eight years now and have made many friends on the autism spectrum since then.

American sailing: Have you taken any of them sailing?

David: Yes, I brought a friend of mine, Robert, on the team, and he loves sailing as much as I do. He drives a much bigger boat, the Hobie 16. It’s always cool to hang out with him, talk about sailing and be in the water together.

American sailing: Do you know autistic sailors in other clubs?

David: Yes, I have met other autistic people who boat outside of Lake Norman [Yacht Club] through the regattas we sailed to Charleston, South Carolina and then to Macon, Georgia. It’s always a joy whenever we get together as they are so friendly and welcoming to us. There is a lot of commonality and camaraderie between the different teams, which is what I love about sailing and the Special Olympics in general.

American sailing: If you could give one message to the sailing community about autistic sailors and people in your community, what would it be? What would you say to people off the spectrum about what it’s like to be on the spectrum and in sports?

David: To the sailing community in the United States, my message is to be open and patient with us because we like to learn step by step. When you give us the love, patience and guidance we need and deserve, I think you can’t ask for better sailors than us. When we receive the right guidance and support, we can exceed all expectations.

You can read more about sailing in Special Olympics here. To become an athlete or volunteer at a Special Olympics event near you, go to www.specialolympics.org.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Interview conducted by Allison Chenard.

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Over-aged Remo Stars goalkeeper expelled from U-20 camp https://sailtheory.com/over-aged-remo-stars-goalkeeper-expelled-from-u-20-camp/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 01:00:53 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/over-aged-remo-stars-goalkeeper-expelled-from-u-20-camp/ Remo Stars FC goalkeeper Kayode Bankole was decamped from the U-20 national team yesterday with the Flying Eagles scouting exercise taking place in Abuja due to his age. The lanky keeper was born in 2002, which automatically excluded him from the tournament. Confirming this in Abuja, head coach Ladan Bosso said it was unfortunate the […]]]>

Remo Stars FC goalkeeper Kayode Bankole was decamped from the U-20 national team yesterday with the Flying Eagles scouting exercise taking place in Abuja due to his age.

The lanky keeper was born in 2002, which automatically excluded him from the tournament.

Confirming this in Abuja, head coach Ladan Bosso said it was unfortunate the goalkeeper was already past the stipulated age as he would have been a quality addition to the squad.

Meanwhile, following critics who hailed the list of 40 players invited to the camp, Bosso invited six more Nigeria Professional League players to the Abuja camp.

Top of the list of newly invited players are three Kwara United players, Shola Raheem, Abdulsalam Abdulsalam, Musa Afeez Aka Olororo.

The others are Hillary Albert of Plateau United, Ayo Adejubu of Shooting Stars and Henry Uzodika of Abia Warriors.

“Unbeknownst to people, we shortlisted 28 players from NPFL clubs, 14 of them failed to pass age checks at TMS level. So, they need to be replaced”.

“We only have 3 weeks to get the team in order and there is no time to waste at all,” he concluded.

The Flying Eagles opened the competition camp in Abuja on Monday and are in Group B with Ghana’s Black Satellites and Burkina Faso’s Young Stallions.

The competition will kick off in Niamey on May 7 with the two finalists qualifying for the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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Mariko Yugeta, 63, prepares to run a marathon under three hours | Japan https://sailtheory.com/mariko-yugeta-63-prepares-to-run-a-marathon-under-three-hours-japan/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 04:12:00 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/mariko-yugeta-63-prepares-to-run-a-marathon-under-three-hours-japan/ A An annoying knee injury and only one full day to recover from a 13-hour flight through so many time zones are just simple inconveniences for Mariko Yugeta as she prepares to compete in the Boston Marathon and beat his own world record again. The Japanese runner will line up in Monday’s race alongside women […]]]>

A An annoying knee injury and only one full day to recover from a 13-hour flight through so many time zones are just simple inconveniences for Mariko Yugeta as she prepares to compete in the Boston Marathon and beat his own world record again.

The Japanese runner will line up in Monday’s race alongside women half her age, and they will do well to keep up.

Less than a month away from her 64th birthday, the PE teacher from Saitama, near Tokyo, is a long-distance running phenomenon. In 2019, she became the first woman over 60 to complete a marathon in under three hours – and is still the only athlete to achieve this milestone. In January, aged 62, she broke her own 60-64 world record with a time of 2h52min 13sec at the Osaka Women’s International Marathon.

“My knee is not in the best condition and I would say I’m around 80 per cent right now, but I’m still aiming for the two hour and 50 minute range,” Yugeta told the Guardian on the eve of his trip. in the USA.

Yugeta, a full-time teacher at Kawagoe Girls’ High School, has defied athletic logic since running her first competitive marathon in 1982, aged 24. Her time of 3:09.21 was significantly slower than those she has recorded in recent years. “It was a lot harder than I imagined,” said Yugeta, who was a national middle-distance champion when she was a student.

Japan’s Mariko Yugeta competes in the Nagoya Women’s Marathon. Photography: Mariko Yugeta

She had to suspend her quest for a three-hour break to focus on raising her four children. “I wanted to run more, but taking care of my children meant that I had very little time for myself. I jogged when I took them to play in the park and with the kids at my school, but that wasn’t the kind of preparation you need for a marathon.

It wasn’t until she was in her 50s, with her youngest son then in his mid-teens, that Yugeta began to realize her potential. She joined evening training sessions with a club in Tokyo, often returning home late at night. “The pace was tough and I felt like I was getting faster.”

Then in 2017, at age 58, she finally crossed the three-hour mark at the Osaka International Marathon. Two years later, she became the first woman in her 60s to run a race under three hours, finishing the Shimonoseki Kaikyo marathon in 2:59.15 – three minutes and 35 seconds faster than the previous record set by the French runner Claudine Marchadier in 2007. .

“Fifty should be a time to recommit”

Yugeta is not alone among Japanese athletes competing years after most of their peers have retired.

Earlier this month, perennial Kazuyoshi Miura starred for an hour in a Japan Football League match at the age of 55, while this weekend 52-year-old keirin cyclist Keiji Kojima , who competed in the 1992 Olympics, competed in a prestigious face off against riders young enough to be his sons. Adventurer Kenichi Horie, 83, is currently trying to become the oldest person to cross the Pacific solo non-stop.

“Age shouldn’t be a barrier,” Yugeta said, citing British runner Joyce Smith’s victory in the Tokyo Women’s International Marathon in 1980 at the age of 43 as a pivotal moment. “Midlife should be a time to recommit to your sport, not thinking about taking it easy or giving it up,” says Yugeta, who averages 25 km (15 miles) a day in all weathers, and occasionally ascends 2,400 meters to Mount Fuji Fifth Station.

“People in this age group are usually the busiest with work and family, which can negatively affect your mental well-being and your body. But as soon as I sweat when I run, that’s when I feel mentally refreshed.

Her training and fitness regimen involves nothing that would surprise athletes decades younger: a high-protein diet, plenty of sleep and an unstoppable determination that has seen her through lows and bouts of sciatica, tendonitis and jogger’s heel. His reward for his training is a recuperative bath at a sento bathhouse.

With 114 marathons under her belt, Yugeta says she has no plans to slow down. Her declaration of intent for Boston came last month, when she won in the 60-plus category at the Tokyo Marathon, then cut that time by six minutes to break three hours again in Nagoya under a week later.

On Sunday, she is due to meet her racing hero, Joan Benoit Samuelson. Yugeta, then pregnant with her first child, had watched on TV as Samuelson won gold in the women’s marathon at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

On Monday morning, Yugeta will line up in Boston for his final 26.2 miles of competition at the age of 63. While his painful knee could put his dream of breaking the 2:50 barrier on hold, a new world record is not excluded.

“I will definitely take a three-hour break again,” she says, adding that retirement is not in her plans. “I will keep running as long as I can. There are official records for the over 70s, and I would like to try to beat them.

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