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Robert Randolph Now Has A Signature PowerSlide Guitar Series

first_imgIt’s always a dream come true when an artist is able to find some unique corner of the sonic realm and make it their own. That’s what Robert Randolph has accomplished in his years of playing, becoming the pedal steel guitarist today. His performance style is so dynamic and energetic that fans immediately connect and appreciate the work he’s doing.It seems guitar makers Peavey recognized Randolph’s extraordinary talent for playing slide guitar, as they introduced a new PowerSlide guitar called the Robert Randolph Signature PowerSlide. The guitar itself is a hybrid between traditional guitars and pedal steel, reminiscent of a dobro in style.“I’ve been wanting something with more versatility, mobility and comfort—something I could really get into while performing live,” says Randolph in a Guitar World piece about the new instrument. “With four different pickup sounds and more sustain than any other lap steel ever made, the Peavey PowerSlide gives me everything I want.”For more technical details about the new guitar, head to the Guitar World feature. Congrats to Robert Randolph on his new signature series!last_img read more

N.Korea fires more missiles than ever amid coronavirus outbreak

first_imgAll of the missiles fired so far this year have been small, short-range weapons, such as the KN-24 fired during the last launch on March 21.But Kim has warned that North Korea is developing a new “strategic weapon” to be unveiled this year, with analysts speculating that it could be a new long-range ballistic missile, or a submarine capable of launching such missiles.United Nations Security Council resolutions bar North Korea from testing ballistic missiles, and the country has been heavily sanctioned over its missile and nuclear weapons programs.This month’s military drills have been conducted despite a border lockdown and quarantine measures imposed in North Korea in an effort to prevent an outbreak of the new coronavirus.South Korea and the United States have postponed some of their joint military exercises because of the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea.Politically and economically isolated, North Korea has not reported any confirmed cases, though some foreign experts have expressed doubts.In the past, North Korea has typically conducted military drills, including tests of its ballistic missiles, in March as the wintry weather turns warmer. For the previous two years, however, it had avoided such springtime launches amid denuclearisation talks with the United States.Those talks have since stalled, and this year’s string of tests and military drills appear aimed at underscoring North Korea’s return to a more hard-line policy, said Ankit Panda, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Federation of American Scientists.”There is an element of projecting a business-as-usual image amid the COVID-19 situation, but I think it’s not overriding,” he said. “These tests do allow Kim Jong Un to show that he’s sticking to the hard-line policy he laid out in December 2019.” Topics : North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as “inappropriate” amid the global coronavirus pandemic.Two “short-range projectiles” were launched from the coastal Wonsan area, and flew 230 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 30 kilometers, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff reported.”In a situation where the entire world is experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19, this kind of military act by North Korea is very inappropriate and we call for an immediate halt,” South Korea’s JCS said in a statement, according to Yonhap news agency. Japan’s Ministry of Defense said they appeared to be ballistic missiles, and they did not land in Japanese territory or its exclusive economic zone.They would be the eighth and ninth missiles launched in four rounds of tests this month as North Korean troops conduct ongoing military drills, usually personally overseen by leader Kim Jong Un.That would be the most missiles ever fired in a single month by North Korea, according to a tally by Shea Cotton, senior researcher at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.”Coming this early in the year, the only time we’ve seen tests this frequently were in 2016 and 2017, both of which were huge years for North Korea’s missile program,” he said in a post on Twitter.last_img read more

Fifa rejects Mohamed Bin Hammam’s bribery ban appeal

first_img Share 17 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img NewsSports Fifa rejects Mohamed Bin Hammam’s bribery ban appeal by: – September 15, 2011 Bin Hammam was found guilty of bribery in July Fifa has rejected Mohamed bin Hammam’s appeal against a life ban from football for allegedly offering bribes to presidential election voters.Fifa’s ethics committee ruled on 23 July that he arranged to bribe Caribbean voters with $40,000 (£25,300) to back his later abandoned election campaign.BBC News Sharing is caring!last_img

PBSO: Man Allegedly Struck Woman with Car, Threatened Her with Gun

first_imgA Palm Beach County man is facing charges, after authorities say he ran over a woman with his vehicle and threatened her with a gun last Tuesday night.The suspect, 26-year-old Lake Charke Shores resident Naim Kahook, is now free on $50,000 bond after his arrest Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery.“There’s two sides to every story and we look forward to our day in court,” Rob Melchiorre, Kahook’s attorney, told The Palm Beach Post on Friday evening.The alleged assault took place at a home in West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies discovered a 21-year-old woman lying in the fetal position on the parking lot asphalt.The woman was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where she was treated for cracked ribs and punctured lungs, according to the arrest report.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeShe told deputies the attack happened after Kahook arrived to pick up a child who was in her care.According to the police report, Kahook placed the child in the rear passenger seat. The woman says she then reached in to hold the child’s hand, as Kahook got into the driver’s seat and drove away, striking her with the car.Kahook then allegedly then stopped and exited the car, and pointed a gun at the woman and an unidentified male. The man asked Kahook what he was doing, at which time Kahook returned to his car and drove away.However, Kahook told investigators that he was driving away when the woman ran up and tried to remove the child from the vehicle. He says that he stopped to check on the woman, but denies pointing a gun at her, and claims that he left when other people at the scene began to “pile up” on him.last_img read more

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