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Music, parties and cuisine draw crowds to booming Nashville neighborhood

Nashville seems to be on everyone’s bucket list these days. The metropolitan area, which grew from 1.6 million to nearly 2 million people from 2010 to 2020, was also attracting record numbers of visitors before the pandemic.

And for good reason: on most nights, the city vibrates as bachelorette parties and other revelers descend on honky-tonks on Lower Broadway, while the Nashville Tractor pulls a trailer transformed into an outdoor party in the streets of the city. Other visitors come to catch a show at the Grand Ole Opry, pay their respects at the Country Music Hall of Fame, browse trendy shops in East Nashville, or meet an up-and-coming singer-songwriter at famous venues like the Bluebird Cafe. .

The city has also expanded its appeal with the new National Museum of African American Music, as well as Woolworth on 5th, a restaurant that preserves the site of a civil rights sit-in.

Other restaurants include Rolf and Daughters, whose chef was named a James Beard 2022 finalist, and classics such as Loveless Cafe, known for its cookies, country ham and red-eye sauce, and Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, where the spicy Nashville craze began.

You’ll need to book in advance for a room at places like the 21C Museum Hotel, which is part of a group of artsy hotels with curated exhibitions. And there’s always the elegantly renovated Hotel Hermitage, which opened in 1910.

Location: Nashville is in north central Tennessee, with direct flights from many major airports.

Musical icons found in Florence decades ago, and travelers still follow

There is an alternative only about two hours away. Florence, Ala., and three other nearby towns, collectively called the Shoals, have much of Music City’s appeal without the traffic and crowds. In fact, many studio musicians choose to live here and travel to Nashville for gigs.

Centered on the Tennessee River in northwest Alabama, the area is best known for its recording studios, Muscle Shoals Sound in the city of Sheffield and Fame in the adjacent town of Muscle Shoals, where icons such as the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin made music.

Both studios offer tours, and it can get emotional at Muscle Shoals Sound. “I’ve seen grown men cry when they walk into the studio,” says Judy Hood, wife of bassist David Hood, one of the legendary Swampers, a group of session musicians heard on many songs recorded there.

You’ll often find a live band at places like FloBama in Florence or Rattlesnake Saloon, a restaurant and bar tucked under an overhanging cliff in Tuscumbia.

Tuscumbia is also home to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, honoring stars such as Hank Williams Sr., and featuring exhibits such as the Alabama band’s tour bus.

Like Nashville, the Shoals have appeal beyond music. Florence is a university town with an artistic vibe. Fashion designers Billy Reid and Natalie Chanin live and have shops here, the latter offering multi-day clothing design workshops. It is also home to the Rosenbaum House, a cozy building by Frank Lloyd Wright open for tours.

Just outside of town, you’ll find Tom’s Wall, an amazing piece of environmental art. Created over 30 years ago by the late Tom Hendrix, this approximately one-mile-long stone fence winds through a pine forest. It honors his great-great-grandmother, a Native American woman who was forced to leave Alabama on the Trail of Tears, but missed her home so much that she walked back from Oklahoma.

In Tuscumbia, you can visit Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller, and see the pump where teacher Anne Sullivan spelled the letters of water onto the hand of her deaf-blind student, who would become internationally renowned as an advocate for people with disabilities.

The local menu offers more than barbecue, although it is also available. Celebrity chef John Currence of Oxford, Mississippi, runs an outpost of his aptly named Big Bad Breakfast cafe. Odette serves produce and meats from surrounding farms and serves pours from an extensive and acclaimed list of bourbons.

To call it a night, check into one of Florence’s boutique hotels. The GunRunner has a large open living room and 10 themed suites. Or try the Stricklin Hotel, a converted retail building with a vintage-style bowling alley in the basement.

Location: Florence is in northwest Alabama, approximately 200 miles southwest of Nashville or 110 miles west of Huntsville, Alabama.

Bleiberg is a Charlottesville-based writer. Find him on Instagram: @lbleiberg.

Prospective travelers should consider local and national public health guidelines regarding the pandemic before planning any travel. Information on travel health advisories can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s interactive map showing travel recommendations by destination and on the CDC’s travel health advisories webpage.

]]> Australian Andrew Redmayne joins list of Socceroos immortals after shootout heroism earns him World Cup berth Tue, 14 Jun 2022 02:06:50 +0000

For Peru and Australia, misery and the World Cup have become familiar companions.

Between 1986 and 2018, football-mad Peruvians sat in the CONMEBOL desert, with 34 long years waiting for another chance to see their nation back on football’s biggest stage. In Australia, football fans suffered a similar fate between 1974 and 2006, with 32 years spent hoping that one day their game, marginalized and pushed outside by the Australian mainstream, would get its moment in the sun.

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Both groups of true believers were finally rewarded for their patience – Peru ending their long absence from the world’s biggest sporting event at the 2018 World Cup and the Socceroos qualifying for four tournaments in a row after breaking their drought in 2006 – but on Monday in Qatar, a cohort was sure to add to their story of heartbreak for the benefit of the other.

And now, after 120 minutes and a penalty shootout for the ages, it’s The Blanquirroja who will have to live with the haunting image of Andrew Redmayne diving to his right to prevent Alex Valera from dashing their back-to-back World Cup hopes. Face the memories of his goal-line dance, so exuberant he nearly fell, as Valera started his run. Fight with the image of his massive smile, as big as the laughing clowns of the carnival ball game, as the enormity of his save sank.

Yet one fanbase’s villain is another’s hero. And the scenes that will torment heartbroken South Americans will now be part of Australian sporting folklore.

The photo of Awer Mabil, Martin Boyle and Crag Goodwin leading the charge halfway through can now be placed alongside scenes of the Golden Generation celebrating the penalty that sent them to the 2006 World Cup in the annals of the local game history. Redmayne’s jitter and beaming expression will be immortalized both alongside John Aloisi sprinting along the sideline following that 2005 penalty, but also in countless memes and reactions until they turn off the internet.

“I’m a bit at a loss for words,” said the keeper.

“I can’t thank the team enough, the staff enough. I’m not going to take credit for it because the boys missed 120 minutes. It takes not only the 11 on the pitch, but the boys on the bench , the boys in the stands, the boys who missed this team too.”

“It’s a team effort, it’s a team game. I can’t take more credit for myself than the other 27 who are here,” added Redmayne.

“I’m not a hero, I just played my part like everyone else did tonight.”

As the dust settles and the thinking begins, Redmayne’s moment becomes more and more incredible with every detail recalled. Substituted in the latter stages of the game for Mat Ryan, whose heroism throughout the cycle was arguably the only reason Australia had even managed to secure a playoff spot, his introduction was the biggest bet of the career of coach Graham Arnold.

Perhaps the keeper’s greatest moment came when he handed Sydney FC a penalty shoot-out victory over Perth Glory in the 2018-19 Grand Final. But by the time 2022 rolled around, there was even debate among Sky Blues fans whether it was he or replacement Tom Heward-Belle who should be the starter going forward.

Objectively, Redmayne had been outclassed domestically by Mark Birighitti and Jamie Young throughout the 2021-22 season, and his selection as Australia’s third choice behind Ryan and Danny Vukovic was seen more as a mood and camaraderie choice. in the locker room. than that based on football form.

If Redmayne’s heroism hadn’t happened, his 120th-minute substitution of Ryan would have been nailed the epitaph of Arnold’s coaching career, a final act of pride and trust in faces familiars that served to dash Australian hopes.

But it paid off, and after being nearly sacked after defeats to Japan and Saudi Arabia, he gave his side just one win in their last seven group games and relegated them on the way to the playoffs, Arnold will now become the third Australian to lead. his nation at a World Cup.

The 58-year-old’s explosive rhetoric and pragmatic, risk-averse approach to the footballing side has done him a disservice in the eyes of an increasingly skeptical public, but his commitment to the Socceroos badge is beyond reproach. A willingness to endure difficult times in quarantine, on the road, and away from friends and family is an admirable feature of his passing, deserving far more respect than has been accorded. It is possible to challenge his performance as a coach while acknowledging his sacrifice and commitment.

“I’m speechless because nobody in Australia gave us a chance,” Arnold said.

“I’m responsible for the results. But I’m a coach and a manager; my style is to manage and get the best out of the players and to do things one-on-one, to be on the training ground with them.”

“While COVID has to train and try to do meetings and talk to players in Zoom meetings, that’s not my style,” he continued. “I didn’t like it at all, and to be honest there were times when I almost walked away because it’s not my style of training.

“The only reason I didn’t leave is because of the players and the sacrifices they made.”

Arnold’s team started the contest in somewhat encouraging fashion, especially in contrast to a flat-footed Peruvian outfit. Almost an avatar of the “Australian DNA” Arnold spoke of with his bash-and-crash attacking style, Mitch Duke caught a long ball past defender Bailey Wright and exploded in the third minute to flash a early warning sign. . The 31-year-old repeated his effort three minutes later.

The reason for Duke’s deployment at the tip of the Socceroos spear by Arnold quickly became apparent as the formula for the remainder of the first half began to unfold.

For long periods of possession, the Socceroos would look to kick the ball around the back line and drop Aaron Mooy before eventually looking to fire a long pass to one of the forward players – often on the outside – before to enter the surface. It wasn’t entirely effective, but to expect Arnold to change his approach at this stage of qualifying would have been folly, especially given the sloppy nature of his team in this game.

Meanwhile, the vacuum created by the absence of injured Yoshimar Yotun was evident in Peru’s rise to power, as was the burden of expectations raised by a combination of favorite status and 12,000 fans in the stands against at most 500 Australians. Although able to deny their foes sustained ball control and genuinely menacing looks on goal, there was a distinct lack of imagination and purpose in their resulting attacks.

The Socceroos weren’t exactly playing decisive and incisive calcio – the madness of the result will probably mask the fact that it took until the 81st minute for Ajdin Hrustic to provide the game’s first shot on target, from a free-kick, and the he team struggled to gain meaningful territory without speculative long balls forward – but neither did their fanciest foes. And the match which turned into a fight favored Australia and a defense which seemed more solid than against the United Arab Emirates. There was reason for hope for those who had green and gold in their hearts.

But the teams could not be separated after 90 minutes, forcing both – and the fans with every tackle, every pass and every collision – to prepare for the crushing extra-time limits. In another moment that will hover over the shattered Peruvians, Edison Flores would hit the post with a header just minutes into the second half of extra time – the best chance his side would produce all game long.

And then Redmayne arrived. After Mooy, Goodwin, Hrustic, Jamie Maclaren and Mabil all made it through their penalties to bring Australia to life – Boyle is arguably Qatar’s most grateful man after missing his team’s opener – the Wiggle gray came out. And immortality was sealed.

Soho Garden will open a hidden bar with guest DJ Hot Since 82 Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:34:44 +0000

Green Room is now open at Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah…

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a secret bar? There’s something particularly exciting about walking through a hidden door to discover an exclusive party happening behind it. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah, since Green Room has opened its (secret) doors.

You’ll find Green Room down a cramped hallway, and once inside you’ll see a sophisticated space with private booths and lush green velvet armchairs set under dramatic chandeliers. A large marble bar is lined with green bar stools, facing three large LED-lit arched mirrors. Oriental floral wallpaper adds pops of red and pink color to the space, while black and white striped flooring gives a retro feel.

Throughout the week, customers will be able to take advantage of a selection of deals, starting with the “She” ladies’ night on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which offers girls four free drinks and a platter to share for Dhs150. On Wednesdays there is a ‘Backstage R&B Brunch’ including three courses and three drinks for 200 Dhs per person.

For something a little more entertaining, get ready for a burlesque party every Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Featuring singer Ayesha Reid and her talented dance group, guests will enjoy dinner and a show with dishes from the à la carte menu. On Sunday, expect the best hip-hop and R&B tracks to help you close out the weekend. ‘Society’ offers two starters and four selected drinks for 150 Dhs per person, every Sunday from 7pm to late.

Stay tuned for Friday, June 17, with special guest DJ Hot Since 82 performing live at the Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah. The British producer will play in the main club, but guests who book for the dinner show in the Green Room will receive free access to the club and skip-the-line access. Otherwise, it’s free for women all night and free for men before 11:30 p.m. (150 Dhs after).

Green Room, Soho Garden, Palm Jumeirah, daily from 7 p.m. to late. Tel: (0)54 233 5555. @greenroomsoho

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Guccihighwaters shares the official video for “Dancing with the Stars” Wed, 08 Jun 2022 16:31:52 +0000

Genre-defying artist, producer and songwriter guccihighwaters has shared the official video for “Dancing With The Stars” from his debut EP, Heartbreak Highway. Filmed in New York, the glitch-out visual finds the artist exploring one night across the city. The “Dancing With The Stars” video is now streaming on the official guccihighwaters YouTube channel.

Last month, guccihighwaters shared the six-track Heartbreak Highway EP and released an official music video for an intimate piano ballad, “believe.” Heartbreak Highway is available now through Public Consumption in partnership with Elektra Music Group HERE. The artist has also concluded North American tour dates supporting Nothing, Nowhere., and will hit the road again in the UK and Europe with Nothing, Nowhere. this autumn. A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below. Tickets for all shows are available HERE.

At the end of 2021, guccihighwaters lands in a Los Angeles studio with producer Courtney Ballard [Waterparks]. It absorbed the spirit of diverse inspirations, ranging from Lionel Richie’s “Dancing on the Ceiling” and the Drive Original film soundtrack to The Weeknd. “Courtney played a bunch of 80s beats for me,” guccihighwaters recalled. “I was into a lot of synth revival music, so it was cool to hear where that came from. I took the synths and the drum grooves and transformed my style to be adapted to those elements. It was natural.”

guccihighwaters announced its signing with Public Consumption in April alongside the release of “crash my car” and “devil on my shoulder”. Earlier this month, he officially announced the Heartbreak Highway EP and unveiled synthesized single “The Chase” alongside an official music video. Signifying a new era in guccihighwaters’ ever-evolving sound, the early releases of the EP garnered immediate acclaim from Alt Press, Consequence, Those To Watch, and more.

Heartbreak Highway follows guccihighwaters’ 2021 album joke about you. Achieving great success, KERRANG! promised, “Whatever genre you name the tracks to, guccihighwaters music is no joke when it comes to conveying emotion in its rawest form.” Alt Press hailed “the consummate artist on the verge of stardom”, while Ones To Watch proclaimed, “vocalist/producer Morgan Murphy’s sounds are as raw as they come”.

Billboard applauded the standout single “rock bottom” [feat. nothing,nowhere.] as “the highlight of guccihighwaters’ joke’s on you album”, and NME hailed the track as “an introspective blend of alt-rock and dark hip-hop – a marked progression from the emo scene online “.

Watch the new music video here:

November 12, 2022 – Leeds, UK – Drown U Out

November 13, 2022 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2

November 14, 2022 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social Club

November 15, 2022 – Newcastle, United Kingdom – Le Cluny

November 17, 2022 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Studio Warehouse

November 18, 2022 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy

November 19, 2022 – Dublin, Ireland – Dublin Academy Green Room

November 20, 2022 – Belfast, UK – Limelight 2

November 22, 2022 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2

November 23, 2022 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece

Nov 24, 2022 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom

November 26, 2022 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

November 27, 2022 – Cologne, Germany – Kantine

November 28, 2022 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat

November 30, 2022 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset

December 01, 2022 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich

December 02, 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen

December 03, 2022 – Warsaw, Poland – Klub Proxima

December 05, 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerne

December 06, 2022 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvarium Klub

December 07, 2022 – Vienna, Austria – Grelle Forelle

December 09, 2022 – Milan, Italy – Magnolia

December 10, 2022 – Zurich, Switzerland – Exil Club

December 11, 2022 – Munich, Germany – Freiheithalle

December 12, 2022 – Paris, France – The Stars

December 14, 2022 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Nazca

December 15, 2022 – Barcelona, ​​Spain – Sala La Nau

Trademark Collection by Wyndham Celebrates Fifth Anniversary and Rapid Growth Mon, 06 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000

“Hospitality entrepreneurs are attracted to the Trademark Collection because they can maintain their own vision and character of the hotel, while being backed by Wyndham and our unwavering support,” said Ohlsson chip, Chief Development Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “Each hotel in the Trademark Collection by Wyndham is truly unique and independent, providing a distinct and authentic experience for guests.”

Wyndham Announces Next Hotels Joining Trademark Collection

The brand should continue to grow in the second half of 2022 and beyond, including:

The Legacy, Trademark Collection by Wyndham Green Bay, Wis.
Located one block from Lambeau Field in the Green Bay Legends District, this stylish new-build boutique hotel will inaugurate June 2022 and will offer 79 distinguished suites showcasing “industrial chic elegance,” a restaurant and lobby bar, meeting rooms, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace and bar with comfortable seating and furnishings. lush landscaping.

The Orbit Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham in Cleveland, Ohio
Located in the suburbs of Fairview Park across from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and NASA’s Glenn Research Center, this former NASA building was once home to more than a thousand NASA engineers who were instrumental in the race for space. space and the Apollo missions, will become a Trademark Collection hotel overlooking the Rocky River Reservation and the airport runway. The hotel will have patented soundproof windows in its 54 rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness center, wellness room, and indoor and outdoor dog parks.

Dove Creek Resort & Marina, Trademark Collection by Wyndham at Key Largo, Florida.
This intimate beachfront resort with 23 guest room is located at the southern tip of Key Largo directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The variety of accommodations from ocean view rooms and deluxe studios to one and two bedroom suites welcome everyday travelers looking for a warm, friendly, uncomplicated and personal getaway. Guests can relax on the shore, embark on fishing and diving excursions, or visit the adjacent John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America’s first underwater park. The property caters to business and casual travelers alike and specializes in celebrating memorable business retreats, intimate and unforgettable honeymoons, and long-awaited reunions for families and friends.

Trademark Collection celebrates recent openings in major global markets
Over the past 18 months, the Trademark Collection has welcomed notable hotels from around the world into its portfolio. Recent highlights include:

  • The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort, St. Croix USVI Registered Trademark: Family owned and operated, this superb US Virgin Islands The resort is a 25-minute drive from Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) and less than a ten-minute drive from downtown Christiansted’s waterfront shops and restaurants. Celebrating 75 yearse anniversary this year, the 340-acre hotel is the only four-star resort on the island and offers 130 rooms and suites.
  • BEI Hotel San Francisco, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: Located in the heart of San Francisco near the Financial District and Union Square, this boutique hotel is within walking distance of unforgettable local arts, dining, and cultural experiences.
  • The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: A high-rise hotel in the heart of New York City offering visitors modern amenities for a comfortable stay, fine dining, handcrafted cocktails, and easy access to major city highlights and attractions.
  • MB Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: Happiness by the sea miami beachthis hotel is only 21 km from Miami International Airport (MIA) and five miles from South Beach. Guests can soak up the sun, experience epic nightlife, browse the shops along the Lincoln Road Mall, or visit top attractions such as the Art Deco Museum, Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial, and Museum and Gardens of Vizcaya.
  • Leavenworth Local, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: Located in the heart of downtown Leavenworth, Kan., this hotel occupies a converted 1923 high school with original architectural details and unique touches, such as a lounge area housed in the former gymnasium. All rooms and suites are in converted classrooms and have blackboards, plus kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, and cooktops. Customers have easy access to Fort Leavenworthsightseeing along the Missouri River and the many boutiques and antique stores in the area.
  • Los Cabos Golf Resort, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: This relaxing retreat is nestled on the Cabo San Lucas Country Club championship golf course and minutes from the Cabo San Lucas Marina, offering fishing, scuba diving and whale watching excursions.
  • The Americaus Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: A historic, decorated Jazz Age hotel in Allentown, Pennsylvania., this property was built in 1926 and features a stately ballroom and vintage vibes paired with contemporary amenities. Located near the PPL Center and ArtsWalk, guests can enjoy a downtown stay and check out vintage cars at the America on Wheels Museum, stroll through the Allentown Rose Gardens, or explore an exhibit at the DaVinci Science Center.
  • Chateau Mar Golf Resort, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: Following an extensive $12 million property-wide renovation, this Lauderhill, Florida. The hotel offers an enhanced guest experience with high-tech amenities like Bluetooth-enabled vinyl turntables, in-room Echo Points and Fire tablets, and robot butlers. The resort is committed to supporting the autism community through employment opportunities and dedicated amenities and hotel offerings. Hotel team members are trained in autism sensitivity, so travelers with autism and their families and friends are welcomed into a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Hotel Avenue Louise Brussels, Trademark Collection by Wyndham: This hotel is located in the business and commercial heart of the Belgian capital, with easy access to the shops of Avenue Louise and important business districts such as the European Parliament.

“I have seen firsthand how the support of Wyndham’s global sales, marketing and loyalty teams, combined with access to Wyndham’s negotiated discounts with suppliers, enables hoteliers to deliver a high level of service. to our guests, while reducing costs and simplifying operations and efficiency,” said David Crisafi, President of Ceres Enterprises and Wyndham franchisee who is converting a third hotel to a Wyndham brand with Wyndham’s trademark in Cleveland, Ohio. “By joining the Trademark Collection by Wyndham, we are able to preserve the individuality of our hotel while taking advantage of the resources of the largest hotel company in the world.”

Interested developers can visit the Wyndham Development website or contact the Wyndham Franchise Development Team via email at [email protected] for more information.

About Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Each of Trademark Collection by Wyndham’s upper-middle and upper-middle-range hotels around the world – iconic hotels in Europe, AsiaThe Americas and the Caribbean at its flagship hotel, the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. – have three common attributes: character, charm and individuality. Launched in 2017, Trademark Collection is the premier Wyndham brand for three- and four-star hotel owners passionate about maintaining the independent spirit of their hotels and designed for everyday travelers seeking distinctive accommodations. and accessible in popular destinations. For more information, visit

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchise company by number of properties, with more than 8,900 hotels in more than 95 countries on six continents. With its network of more than 813,000 rooms that appeal to the everyday traveler, Wyndham provides a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers approximately 94 million registered members the ability to redeem points at thousands of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. For more information, visit

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States federal securities laws, including the planned addition of hotels and similar statements regarding possible future results or performance. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are not guarantees of future results or performance, speak only as of the date of this press release, and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. including the risks described in Wyndham Hotels’ most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, each of which could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

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Talanoa Hufanga’s progress, Aaron Banks’ body fat, Trey Lance’s day: 49ers OTAs Thu, 02 Jun 2022 00:20:29 +0000

The 49ers had their fifth organized team activities practice on Wednesday and their second practice with the media on hand. Here are the observations from the approximately 90-minute session.


Not in town: DE Nick Bosa, DE Dee Ford, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, C Alex Mack, WR Deebo Samuel, LT Trent Williams

Does not practice: OL Daniel Brunskill, RB Tyrion Davis-Price, LB Jeremiah Gemmel, WR Danny Gray, DE Drake Jackson, TE George Kittle, RT Mike McGlinchey, RB Elijah Mitchell, S Tarvarius Moore, CB Jason Verrett, LB Fred Warner, TE Charlie Woerner

Equipment: Last week, the only streak of 11 against 11 took place without a helmet and without contact. Wednesday’s session was livelier but, per league rules during OTAs, went without a tackle and without full pads.

Sophomores take a leap

A pair of sophomores, safety Talanoa Hufanga and guard Aaron Banks, appear to be heading for a starting role in Week 1.

Hufanga started three games as a rookie and was one of the heroes in the team’s snowy playoff victory in Green Bay when he collected in a blocked punt and carried the ball into the end zone, the 49ers’ only touchdown in the 13-10 win.

Going into the spring, one of the depth chart questions was who would safely take over the starting role of Jaquiski Tartt with Hufanga, Moore and newcomer George Odum among the contenders.

Hufanga took all the shots with the first-team unit in the two open OTA sessions while Odum worked with the second-team group safely. Moore lined up at the free safety with the second strings last week and was one of several absentees on Wednesday.

Hufanga spent a second consecutive off-season training with Pro Football Hall of Fame goalkeeper Troy Polamalu. Those sessions, along with a better understanding of the 49ers defense this season, make him look a bit quicker than he did a year ago.

“This offseason has opened my eyes just to see Huf, the way he communicates there,” defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans said. “It’s a lot better – stronger, (he’s) a better communicator. And you see him moving faster because I think things are starting to slow down for him.

Banks, meanwhile, said his body fat percentage was lower and his stamina was higher after improving his diet and spending the offseason with the 49ers’ fitness staff.

“I think I’m faster. I think I’m more athletic than I was last year,” he said.

Banks infamously played just five snaps on offense last season, the fewest of any 2021 second-round pick except Buccaneers No. 3 quarterback Kyle Trask. This year, Banks is in the front row to reclaim Laken Tomlinson’s former starting spot at left guard.

Banks was injured in last year’s preseason and said things didn’t stabilize for him until around Week 8 or 9. By then, according to 49ers coaches, Brunskill was entrenched at right guard and they didn’t want to disrupt the chemistry along the offensive line.

Practical observations

• Trey Lance has been 6 of 10 in 11-on-11 practice, with most of his accomplishments coming from short to medium passes, including to new receiver Ray-Ray McCloud. His best shot was a 22-yard cross over Ross Dwelley, who worked with the first-team squad, Kittle and Woerner out of practice. Hufanga seemed to have a pearl on the ball, but he was close to a deflection.

• While Mitchell practiced on the side court, Jeff Wilson Jr. and Trey Sermon took most of the shots from running backs with the first-team attack. Wilson’s name recently made headlines because he was the subject of a fantasy football controversy – which led to a slap on the field – between San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson and Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham.

“I guess I was just honored to be in the conversation,” Wilson said smiling when asked about the flap. “Thanks to Joc for having me on the team, you know? And taking one for the team.

• Veteran Dontae Johnson, who played outside and nickel cornerback for the 49ers in previous seasons, is lining up as a free safety this spring. Johnson, in fact, had an interception on seven-on-seven practice when he stepped past tight end Tanner Hudson and grabbed Nate Sudfeld’s 15-yard pass.

• None of the 49ers’ first three draft picks – Jackson, Davis-Price and Gray – have practiced, but all were seen walking around the facility and none appear to be seriously injured. (The team doesn’t provide injury updates in the offseason.) The 49ers are likely being extra cautious with their players. Almost a year ago, tackle Justin Skule (ACL) and Moore (Achilles) were lost for the season in the span of a few plays.

• With Mack out and seemingly on the verge of retirement, the 49ers’ top three centers have been Jake Brendel, Keaton Sutherland and undrafted rookie Dohnovan West, who have five NFL starts. One of Brendel’s trades with Lance on Wednesday ended in a pinfall, which angers coach Kyle Shanahan. Rather than let the group take the snap, Shanahan sent the second team group out.

• One of the 49ers’ new coaches, Nick Sorensen, has the ambiguous title of defensive assistant. Turns out he’s mostly helped the linebacking squad this spring. Johnny Holland, the position coach there, retired last season while being treated for multiple myeloma. Holland is back as a full-time coach, although he said last week he was still undergoing treatment.

Ryans noted that Sorensen, who played 10 years in the league, can help in several places. He’s played linebacker and safety, coached defensive backs — including nickel cornerbacks — and last season served as the Jaguars’ special teams coordinator.

“Nick is a guy I’m very happy to have,” Ryans said. “Because when you have a guy who’s played, who’s done it in this league, there’s instant credibility when he walks in the room and talks to those guys. And he also coached the ball a lot.

• Thursday is the first day the 49ers can release Ford — something they’ve signaled they plan to do — and spread his salary cap over this season and next. Additionally, if Mack retires – which is also expected – his cap could also be spread over two seasons. The net savings for both players on the 2022 cap would be around $6.6 million, and the 49ers would also open up two roster spots.

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IU once “filed a complaint” against SEVENTEEN? Here’s a hilarious reason Tue, 31 May 2022 00:59:07 +0000

On her YouTube show, IU revealed the hilarious reason why she “filed a lawsuit” against SEVENTEEN after an awards show.

Keep reading for the full story!

(Photo: IU, SEVENTEEN (@amberygood, @minwonlogy Twitter))

IU Recalls When She ‘Filed a Complaint’ Against SEVENTEEN – What Happened?

On May 30, K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN appeared as a guest on “IU’s Palette,” a segment hosted by the female idol on her official YouTube channel.

During the show, the “HOT” singers then revealed the behind-the-scenes story from the waiting room for an award show.

On the show, IU began by introducing SEVENTEEN and honestly conveyed that even though she didn’t know them personally, they were familiar faces that she greeted “hello” from time to time.

But SEVENTEEN is a special case. The “LILAC” singer confessed that the group was memorable for her, saying:

“Did you know we were green room neighbors? (Yes, we did) I remember that time, most recently at the Golden Disc Awards.”

As the SEVENTEEN members agreed in unison while looking tense, seemingly because they were in front of a well-respected senior, IU broke the quiet atmosphere with laughter by adding,

“I was wondering who was in the next room because it was…too loud.”

IU once

(Photo: IU with SEVENTEEN (Twitter))

READ ALSO : Was IU a victim of racism in Cannes? Here is what happened

Member Boo Seungkwan immediately wore an expression of apology and sympathized with the female idol, saying,

“I’m sure she was stressed out by us, I feel like she toned it down.”

As the mood became lighter, IU showed off her friendly personality by “complaining” even more.

“I’m sure it was a group of boys. I thought I was at the market in town.”

Being a large group consisting of 13 members, they surely have a lot of staff members as well. Thus, Seungkwan did not deny that the noise is sometimes out of control and many of their Green Room neighbors (singers from the next room) have actually complained about the noise.

IU once

(Photo: IU (@babiejieun Twitter))

IU kindly raised her hand and confessed:

“I also filed a complaint…just kidding!”

As she drew waves of laughter, IU went on to clarify that she wasn’t annoyed by it, but rather thought that SEVENTEEN is a team where the members have great teamwork, on the basis of the conversation they heard from them.

What a lovely interaction indeed!

Watch IU and SEVENTEEN’s full video here:

SEVENTEEN releases 4th studio album “Face the Sun”

As the broadcast with IU continued, Hoshi talked about their new album and said,

“The title of the album is ‘Facing the Sun’. It’s the only album in the world that has the biggest influence, the sun and the ambition to be the best. Woozi wrote the songs.”

IU once

(Photo: SEVENTEEN (News1))

IU told Woozi, who wrote and composed the entire song, “It must be really hard,” and Woozi confessed:

“It’s hard. It’s been a while since I released a full album, so I gave a lot of strength when I worked on it. This time it’s all band songs and because ‘they put too much energy, almost all of them became candidates for the title song. I remember the company and the members voted a lot.

IU once

(Photo: SEVENTEEN (News1))

Meanwhile, SEVENTEEN released their 4th album “Face the Sun” on May 27, which includes their title track “HOT.”

Upon its release, the album sold 1,821,560 copies (based on the Hanteo Chart) in just three days and topped domestic and foreign music charts, proving its enormous popularity.

With this album, SEVENTEEN has already achieved its “sixth consecutive million sales (one million copies of a single album).

READ MORE: SEVENTEEN Joins BTS As The Only Korean Artists To Record THIS Day One Sale

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A painting lesson – The Hindu Sat, 28 May 2022 18:54:00 +0000

IIt was my love for the English language that prompted me to join University College, Thiruvananthapuram. Plus it was only a five minute walk from my house. And two members of my family were already in middle school – my father as a teacher and my older sister in graduate school.

During my sophomore year in college, her girl’s club decided to throw a party. On the program, a painting, a folk dance, a group song and a sketch. There were four prizes to be won and the identities of the judges were kept secret.

For the dance, the song and the sketch, the students were chosen for their talent. As I didn’t possess any special talent, I pocketed the role of Goddess Saraswati in the painting. My only asset was my long hair almost reaching my ankles. As for my appearance, the secretary consoled me by saying, “Don’t worry, the makeup artist will turn you into a beautiful goddess. I did not inform anyone at home that I was attending the event. I wanted it to be a surprise.

The big day arrived and all the participants gathered in the green room at 1 p.m. sharp. The make-up magician came in, clutching a bag containing his magic potions.

The first element being array, I was its first victim. “So you’re supposed to be Goddess Saraswati?” Once I do your makeup, even the real goddess will envy you,” he said. After finishing his work, with a triumphant look, he took a mirror out of his bag and held it in front of my face. I almost fainted when I saw the face staring at me. I looked like the pink goddess printed on the calendars.

At 3 p.m., the stage was set for the painting. I crawled in an artificial lotus with two co-stars. One of them knelt on my left side holding a brass plate filled with lotus petals. The second girl crouched down behind me with her pink hands outstretched to make it look like I had four hands like the goddess. Soft music was played and the first girl started to slowly sprinkle the petals on my feet. The first row was occupied by the heads of departments and the Principal. To my great surprise, I saw my father there. I thought the heavy makeup would hide my identity not only from my father but also from the rest of the congregation.

Suddenly I heard someone from the audience say, “Saraswati is not breathing, I’m sure she turned into a statue. The comment made me feel that my role was indeed a success.

Victory somehow

The table was adjusted the second best. Eight of the nine judges gave it’s the first place. The one who didn’t was my dad. He had recognized me despite all the heavy makeup. I regret to this day not having revealed to him that I was participating in the show. He would certainly have apologized for judging. My two co-stars gave me a cold look when they heard the result. Even after all these years, they have not forgiven me. We are all three grandmothers now!

Simultaneous dyeing and antibacterial finishing of polypropylene using vinyl sulfone dye under supercritical carbon dioxide Wed, 25 May 2022 00:30:26 +0000
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