Donald Davis headlines Storytelling Festival

first_img Kirby, a WTBF Radio personality, has been a fan of Donald Davis for 15 years.“I became a fan of Donald Davis when I was reviewing books for August House Publishers,” Kirby said. “That was long before I saw him on stage, so I knew of him first as an outstanding writer of stories. He had CDs of his stories and I became real fan of Donald Davis and of storytelling.”Kirby said when he heard Donald Davis was coming to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in 2007, it was almost too good to be true. Skip Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 20, 2014 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Email the author Some might say Appalachian storyteller Donald Davis is like a fine wine: He gets better with age.Doc Kirby says Davis is actually better than a fine wine because his stories can be absorbed and savored for a lifetime.Donald Davis, the Dean of Storytelling, will be back at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge on Friday night and at the Trojan Center Theater on Saturday. He will be joined by nationally acclaimed storytellers Barbara McBride-Smith, Bil Lepp and Dolores Hydock. You Might Like Police seek suspects in Sunday shooting The Troy Police Department is seeking information that would lead to the arrest of the person responsible for a Sunday… read more The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival brings four of the nation’s top storytellers to the stage that last week in January each year.“To have a storytelling festival of this quality you would expect to have to go to a large city or a densely populated area but we are fortunate to have this unique opportunity in Pike County,” Kirby said. “I’ve was fortunate to be able to see Kathryn Tucker Windham, an Alabama legend, at the festival and Carmen Deedy, a Cuban storyteller and noted author of children’s books. Then, there’s Andy Offutt Irwin who is absolutely hilarious. (There are) just so many wonderful storytellers, and I didn’t have to leave Pike County to see them.”Concert times for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival at the Trojan Center Theater on Saturday are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ($10 each) and 6:30 p.m. ($15). The Friday night concert is sold out. All concerts feature pre-show music 30 minutes prior to storytelling concerts and stories by all four tellers. Different stories are told at each concert.Tickets are available at studio 116 on Main Street in downtown Brundidge and The Messenger in Troy or by calling 334-735-3125 or 334-670-6302 or 334-685-5524. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Donald Davis headlines Storytelling Festival “To be able to see and hear a storyteller of Donald Davis’ reputation here at home was an incredible opportunity,” Kirby said. “He was even better in person than he was on the CDs. He had a devoted fan.”Kirby said what he enjoys so much about Donald Davis is the stories of simpler times – pre-Mayberry times even.“But his stories have a universal quality,” Kirby said. “You can relate to them. Maybe something similar happened to you or he tells a story that reminds you of someone in your life.“Donald Davis’ stories are really funny, and his facial expressions and his body language bring the stories to life,” Kirby said. “But his stories are more than funny. They will touch your heart. Donald Davis is a master storyteller. There’s not another one like him.” By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

On the Blogs: Coal Power Risks Grow

first_imgOn the Blogs: Coal Power Risks Grow FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Hindustan Times:The economics of coal-fired power generation is incredibly vulnerable, much more so than is recognised. Coal is particularly at risk from competition from low cost renewables, volatile commodity prices, growing concerns about air pollution, worsening water availability for cooling, the increasing incidence of heat waves that reduce operating efficiencies and, of course, necessary action to tackle climate change. These factors in combination are driving the structural decline of coal, led by China. According to Wood MacKenzie, coal use in China has dropped by 40% in the last five years.According to Morgan Stanley, solar power in India has recently reached a tipping point, becoming more affordable than coal. Other Asian economies already seem to understand the dynamic of coal being highly risky. For example, South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-In’s is moving to phase out coal and shift into solar and wind. Taiwan is expanding its renewable energy plans whilst reducing its reliance on coal by a third, from 45% to 30% by 2025.Analysts now argue that coal usage in India will peak in the next five to 10 years. India will join China, and other East Asian economies, in halting new coal growth. No new coal plants are set to be commissioned for the coming decade, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s draft plan. And 37GW of old coal could be shut down, while Coal India is set to close 37 mines. This is the right approach and should be futher accelerated, otherwise Indian utilities focused on coal could face significant stranded assets and financial underperformance. This is what happened to European utilities that bet big on coal.While Europe and India are at different stages of development, the European experience shows how investing in coal can go badly wrong. Between 2005 and 2008, European power companies planned to build 65 new coal-fired power plants, with 49 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, but only 12 were actually built. More cancellations are expected.In Germany alone, 20 GW has been cancelled. The economics of existing plants have deteriorated too. For example, in the UK coal use fell by over half in 2016 and the country’s power system now experiences coal-free days for the first time since the 1880s.More: Why Indian power companies must dump coal and bet big on solar, windlast_img read more

Another avian flu death reported in Vietnam

first_imgJul 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Another Vietnamese has died of avian influenza and three others have tested positive for the disease, according to reports from Vietnam today.Reuters news service reported that an unidentified person infected with an H5 flu virus died in a Hanoi hospital last week. The report was based on a story in a Vietnamese newspaper called Tien Phong, or Vanguard, which attributed the information to the country’s health ministry.The report also said three people in an isolation ward at Hanoi’s National Institute for Clinical Research of Tropical Medicine have avian flu, and another 13 patients in the ward have suspected cases.The Chinese news service Xinhua published a similar story today. It said that one of two people who died in the Hanoi hospital last week had tested positive for an H5 virus, while results for the other person were inconclusive. The story also said 15 other people were being treated at the hospital for suspected avian flu.The Xinhua story was based on a report in a Vietnamese newspaper called Pioneer, which attributed its information to Vietnam’s Preventive Medicine Department.Another Vietnamese newpaper, Than Nien News, also reported the latest death and the three other confirmed cases in its online edition today.But the official Vietnam News Agency said in a story datelined today, “Since June 4, Vietnam has reported no new human cases of bird flu infections.” The story made no mention of the newspaper reports.The latest report, if accurate, brings Vietnam’s unofficial avian flu death toll since late 2003 to 40, including 20 fatalities since December 2004. Another 12 people in Thailand and 4 Cambodians also have died of H5N1 avian flu in the past year and a half.Today’s reports did not make clear whether any of the cases mentioned have been reported previously. By the official World Health Organization count, Vietnam had had a total of 87 cases of avian flu as of Jun 28.last_img read more