Best foot forward: Feetures! updates collections for spring 2015

first_imgFeetures!, a leading performance sock brand in the run specialty industry, is expanding its original High Performance sock line to include fresh new colour options and construction updates for 2015.‘High Performance 2.0’ features a more technical knit design, ‘resulting in superior fit and enhanced comfort for runners of all skill levels.’ In addition, Feetures! will debut new colour spectrums in both Light and Ultra Light cushion Elite lines for spring 2015.Thanks to innovative, high-density knitting, the Feetures! upgraded High Performance 2.0 sock provides wearers with a softer feel and more comfortable fit without additional bulk. A seamless toe, and iWick moisture managing fibres, prevent blisters and hot spots, while uniform compression throughout the sock offers just the right amount of support for runners.The no show tab styles will be available in three new colours – Aqua, Coral and Periwinkle.“Whether they’re an elite ultra-runner or training for their first 5K, Feetures! believes that every runner deserves to experience the benefits of a high-quality performance sock,” said Joe Gaither, Feetures!’ Marketing Director.“High Performance 2.0 brings an even better fit and softer feel for athletes who value the ultimate in comfort and reliability in their running socks.”In addition to the updates to High Performance 2.0, Feetures! Elite Light and Ultra Light Cushion socks will be available in brand new colour spectrums for spring.Elite, which is positioned as Feetures!’ most technically advanced sock, is anatomically constructed using patent-pending Sock-Lock technology to provide targeted compression, resulting in maximum support and blister protection.All new High Performance 2.0 and Elite styles will be at Feetures! booth #39183 at Winter Outdoor Retailer, and will be available at retailers and at www.feeturesrunning.com in February 2015.High Performance 2.0 MSRP: US$11.99/pair. Elite MSRP: US$15.99/pair.Designed for runners, by runners, Feetures!’ mission is to support runners and other athletes in their pursuit of healthy, active lifestyles. Based in Conover and Charlotte, North Carolina, Feetures! works with ‘partners all over the globe to produce products of the highest quality.’ Feetures! maintains ‘a level of personalized service that only a family-run business can offer, and runs their business based on a set of six non-negotiable core values’www.feeturesrunning.com Relatedlast_img read more

Report details ‘serious misconduct’ with J Robinson’s handling of team’s drug problem

first_imgRobinson asked wrestlers at a March 23 team meeting to turn in drugs to him in an attempt to deal with them internally. He said wrestlers would receive amnesty if they reported drug activities.Though one wrestler tested positive for marijuana and two for amphetamines, the team wasn’t tested for Xanax, despite UMPD insistence that the team be screened for the drug to “give the athletic department a better idea of how big of an issue the use of Xanax was by members of the wrestling team,” according to UMPD documents.In an interview with police, Robinson said he knew team members were involved in a drug ring, and had told them he wouldn’t disclose what wrestlers told him, unless investigators gave involved wrestlers immunity from prosecution, the report said. A UMPD investigator later told Robinson he couldn’t provide amnesty.“I find that at the time of the team meeting, Coach Robinson knew or reasonably should have known that he had no authority to offer the student athletes amnesty,” University Senior Associate General Counsel Brent Benrud said in the report, adding that he also should have known he should not have taken the drugs from team members and should have reported the drug activities to administrators.In a written response to the report, Robinson said he is a scapegoat for the University, and that accusations that he tried to intentionally stymy investigations mischaracterized his actions.“The Report sacrifices accuracy to create a narrative to support a pre-determined outcome to find fault with me and exculpate the University and senior employees in the Athletic Department,” he said in the response. “The Report is filled with excuses for the University’s failure to act and masks the lack of adequate policy guidance and support to assist coaches in addressing situations involving and helping student athletes with drug issues.”While Robinson shared some information about the alleged drug problem on the team, Coyle said at a Wednesday press conference he withheld many important details.Gophers wrestlers would be treated like any other student regarding the University’s code of conduct if there were to be discipline for those involved, he said at the press conference.University Board of Regents Chair Dean Johnson said Robinson had to be held responsible for his misconduct.“We must hold our coaches and student athletes to a high standard,” said Johnson. “The wrestlers caused it, and [Robinson’s] response was not appropriate according to University policies.”Brian Edwards contributed to this report. Report details ‘serious misconduct’ with J Robinson’s handling of team’s drug problemThe report, released Wednesday afternoon, found that former University of Minnesota wrestling coach, J Robinson, refused to fully cooperate with investigators to shield his wrestlers from punishment. Mark VancleaveFormer Gophers wrestling head coach J Robinson would be entering his 30th season of coaching Minnesota, but was fired Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Robinson was originally put on paid administrative leave on June 1. Ethan NelsonSeptember 8, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFormer University of Minnesota wrestling team head coach J Robinson tried to shield Minnesota wrestlers allegedly involved in a drug ring from punishment, while obstructing investigations of the claims, a University investigation has found.The thirty one-page, partially redacted report, released Wednesday, was launched after allegations surfaced that Robinson sought to internally handle a drug use and distribution ring among wrestlers that formed early this year. The school’s investigation found Robinson made promises of amnesty to student athletes he wasn’t authorized to make, failed to disclose information to investigators and tried to protect Gophers wrestlers.“You engaged in multiple acts of serious misconduct … I am disappointed with your repeated failures to answer important questions asked of you,” wrote Athletics Director Mark Coyle in a letter to the coach Wednesday. “Coaches cannot decide to conceal knowledge of misconduct and attempt to handle matter on their own … nor can coaches interfere with the investigation of a matter.”Robinson was fired Wednesday after nearly 30 years as the wrestling program’s head coach. “I’m terminating coach Robinson’s contract,” athletic director Mark Coyle said at a Wednesday afternoon press conference. “I have a great deal of respect for coach Robinson and what he’s accomplished during his 30 years at the University of Minnesota. That respect cannot excuse his conduct in this instance.”Brandon Eggum was named the interim head coach for the season. The University was made aware of the allegations in April through a report to its ethics reporting system, prompting a University of Minnesota Police Department investigation. The school launched an internal investigation at the end of May.More than a dozen wrestlers allegedly used or sold Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety drug, according to Hennepin County court documents. No criminal charges were filed against Robinson or team members.Coyle placed Robinson on administrative leave June 1 — almost three months after the allegations surfaced.The University’s report, citing multiple interviews, largely with redacted sources, said Robinson was aware of wrestlers allegedly selling Xanax to team members and other student athletes, but wanted to wait until the end of the season to deal with the situation.Robinson was aware of the team’s drug problem by late February, according to the report, but asked Senior Associate Athletics Director Marc Ryan about athlete drug testing forms on March 10. The investigation found that this was the first time athletics department leaders heard of the situation, although no information about selling drugs had been shared with them, the report said.The school said the few wrestlers Robinson had chosen to undergo testing could not be tested because the forms didn’t provide enough reason. However, the entire team was tested on March 22.last_img read more

HoReCa Adria – Fair for the preparation of the new tourist season

first_imgThe fair of equipment for hotels, apartments, restaurants and catering facilities HoReCa Adria will be held from Thursday, 10.11. to Saturday, 12.11. in Opatija, in the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall. More than 70 exhibitors from Croatia and abroad will present over 5.000 products and services, of which we single out 15 presentations of the latest equipment on the Croatian market, with a rich accompanying program of lectures and educationThe key autumn term from November 10 to 12, when the impressions from last season are still fresh, is a great opportunity for all employees in tourism to get acquainted with new market trends and plan investments in facilities, in order to achieve even better tourist results next season. .HoReCa Adria is the first such fair in the Kvarner area, and the excellent response of visitors at last year’s edition of the fair is the best proof that this is exactly the kind of event the Kvarner region lacked, but also much wider. An even larger number of exhibitors has been announced for this year, more than 70 of them from Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Serbia, who will present the full range of equipment and services for entrepreneurs in tourism in Opatija.More information about the HoReCa Adria fair can be found at official websiteslast_img read more

Landlords braced for Allsports losses

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Foreign matter: London embassy ownership

first_imgThe 19th-century building at 8 Belgrave Square is home to the Syrian Embassy (pictured above), closed since 2012 after the British government expelled all Syrian diplomats in protest at chemical weapon attacks on civilians during the country’s civil war.No one knows if the Syrians will be back, yet its owner, The Grosvenor Estate, cannot do anything with the building because embassies are considered sovereign soil even if the freeholds are not owned by the country residing there.As the US government shifts the embassy axis by moving out of Mayfair to Nine Elms, Property Week investigates who now owns all the diplomatic properties in the UK, using data from LandInsight. We also discover how landlords deal with problem tenants and ask if they are more trouble than they are worth.The list of embassy owners makes for interesting reading. As well as familiar names such as The Crown Estate, The Grosvenor Estate, The Howard de Walden Estate, the Candy brothers and Hong Kong billionaire Samuel Tak Lee, it includes the president of the United Arab Emirates, a Ukrainian oligarch, an Iraqi military contractor and a Saudi sheikh. One of the reasons diplomatic properties have attracted such a diverse pool of investors is that the majority are clustered in the most expensive area of the capital: the West End. Hundreds of diplomatic flags fly in Mayfair, Belgravia, Knightsbridge and St James’s.Belgrave Square and the area near Buckingham Palace has become a hub for embassies. The square sits within The Grosvenor Estate and takes its name from one of the many titles of the Duke of Westminster, Viscount Belgrave. To this day, the Duke’s estate is still the UK’s single largest landlord of diplomatic properties, owning the freehold of 33 addresses and with countries such as Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE as tenants.“Before the First World War, these properties were single-dwelling homes,” says Nigel Hughes, estate surveyor at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. “But after the war, it became difficult for those buildings to be used as houses, as the social climate changed. That’s when embassies became interested.”Embassy heartlandThe oldest diplomatic property in London is the embassy of Austria, which has been in Belgrave Square for more than 150 years. Most of the other embassies have sprung up since the Second World War. The US, for example, constructed its former embassy, on Grosvenor Square, in the 1950s.Embassies are also “a firm fixture” of The Howard de Walden Estate, says executive property director Simon Baynham. The estate’s tenants include the embassies of China and Poland.Hughes agrees that embassies are good tenants. “Generally speaking we find that embassies abide by the terms of their leases,” he says, pointing out that most are on ground rents. “They would have paid a premium at the time and then be on a peppercorn or very low rent basis.”The likes of Grosvenor and Howard de Walden prefer tenants that occupy buildings in their entirety because most of the properties are listed, making them very difficult to alter or to break up into flats. “The question is what can you do with these wonderful, beautiful large buildings? They have an element of impracticality about them,” says Baynham.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#zoom inzoom outBut while landlords may be fond of embassy occupiers, many agents think the negatives of dealing with foreign countries outweigh the positives. The main issue is diplomatic immunity. As one senior agent puts it: “The problem with embassies is that you have absolutely no control. What can you do if they don’t pay? Declare war?”There is always a risk that the occupier could “hide behind the Vienna Convention and not pay their rent”, concedes Baynham, citing the fact that the 1961 convention makes the premises of a diplomatic mission inviolable and states that it cannot be entered without permission. The host country is also barred from seizing the property.This, however, never happens, says Hughes. “The only case where they do claim diplomatic immunity is on insurance,” he says, explaining that most countries claim relief from a terrorism premium on their insurance because the British state, under the Vienna Convention, is bound to secure their premises. “If they don’t abide by the leases we have to go to the Foreign Office and ask them to intervene on our behalf,” Hughes adds. “But that’s very, very rare.”Hypothetical threatThe Howard de Walden Estate has had only one major dispute in the past 20 years, says Baynham, citing an instance when a lease came to an end. “The building was very dilapidated and we struggled to make a dilapidation claim,” he recalls. “In the end, we did get support from the Foreign Office and did reach a settlement. The Foreign Office will support landlords when embassies are deliberately flouting UK laws.”Even if the law allows them to, few landlords would mount a legal challenge, says Verity Bonney, a senior associate with the real estate dispute resolution group at law firm Ashurst. “A landlord would be reluctant to embark on litigation against a sovereign state,” she says. “You might win, but if you can’t take action or claim any damages, it will be a Pyrrhic victory.”In the Syrian embassy example, Grosvenor is unlikely to seek redress. “Unless a country would surrender their lease, we wouldn’t seek to forfeit. We would much rather resolve the problem than take it away from them,” says Hughes.Issues like the one with the Syrian Embassy are rare. However, embassies can often create a headache for their owners and neighbours. In 2014, British comedian Mark Thomas held a women’s Barbie car race outside the Saudi embassy to protest against the country’s former ban on women drivers; Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s six-year asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy has attracted activists and a large police presence nearby; and armed police stand guard outside embassies such as Turkey’s and Egypt’s that are potential terrorist targets.“Do you want to be next to a building with a policeman armed with a machine gun?” asks Baynham. “You’re unlikely to be burgled, but it’s not a welcoming feeling.”Security was one of the factors behind the US government’s decision to move its embassy from Grosvenor Square to Nine Elms. Another factor was space. Foreign countries have been shrinking or expanding their diplomatic force.Find out more – US Embassy relocation: was it a bad deal?Canada moved out of Mayfair and consolidated its property at Canada House in Trafalgar Square in early 2015. This May, China purchased the iconic 5.4-acre Royal Mint Court site near the Tower of London to build a new embassy and office complex on a site previously designated for a £750m, 600,000 sq ft office scheme.Three of the seven buildings China occupies are on The Howard de Walden Estate. While Baynham expects the country to “dispose of one or two buildings” in the future, he says that “it’s not on their agenda to sell those buildings” yet.Countries are moving and building their own premises because they want modern office space. “They can’t create the space that they really need and want [in a listed building],” says Baynham, adding that they are looking for large plots of land to establish their new digs and are no longer wedded to the West End. “People today are much more relaxed about where they locate. The embassies are no different.”In 2015, the Netherlands, based near Hyde Park, followed the US and acquired a plot of land in Nine Elms, creating a potential new diplomatic quarter there if others also relocate.There is another incentive to move: the leaseholds are worth a fortune. Countries in financial turmoil such as Venezuela, which owns four properties in central locations, could liquidate their assets for hundreds of millions.The US raised $1bn from the sale of its properties in Grosvenor Square, including its former embassy, which Qatari Diar is turning into a luxury hotel. Other former embassies, meanwhile, are being converted back to their original residential use by the likes of Russian steel oligarch Oleg Deripaska.Unfortunately, there are no such plans for the Syrian Embassy, which could stand empty until its lease expires in 2033. It is not the only embassy that has vacated the former embassy heartland. With the US Embassy now making Nine Elms its home and the global political climate more volatile than ever, the axis is only set to shift further.Who owns what… and where?To find out who owns the 303 diplomatic properties registered to 186 different countries in the UK, Property Week cross referenced data provided by LandInsight with records from the Land Registry, Companies House and overseas territories’ registrars, court documents, planning applications and public resources.Our research reveals that 40% of the freeholds are owned by the country that occupies them, nearly half are owned by someone else and 11% have no clear owner that could be identified.The Grosvenor Estate is the single biggest freeholder, with 33 embassies. Her Majesty the Queen is second, with 14 embassies, including those of Israel, Sudan and Russia, which are managed by The Crown Estate. Embassy of the United Arab Emirates at 1-2 Grosvenor Crescent LondonNine diplomatic properties are located in Marylebone’s Portland Place as part of The Howard de Walden Estate, while the 14-acre Langham estate in Fitzrovia boasts the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the National Tourism Office of Greece among its tenants. The estate, originally belonging to the Earl of Oxford, is owned through an offshore vehicle, Mount Eden Land, by Samuel Tak Lee, who bought it for £75m in 1994.A mile to the south, in St James’s, the diplomatic missions of Bermuda and the Cayman Islands at 6 Arlington Street are also owned by an offshore company. David Sullivan, the billionaire co-owner and chairman of West Ham United, bought the 18,000 sq ft office building, which is opposite The Ritz hotel, for £38m in an off-market deal in 2016.Meanwhile, Cadogan Estates owns four properties and The Portman Estate three. The other owners revealed by our research are lesser known in property circles — and more controversial. As is often the case with central London real estate, many buildings are owned by companies registered offshore.Not far from Portland Place, Winchester House, an office building on Old Marylebone Road, hosts the embassies of South Sudan and the Republic of Guinea, as well as the Cultural Attache of Oman. The block’s owner is Iraqi businessman Namir El Akabi, whose name appears in the Panama Papers. He bought it in 2006 for £32m.Also named in the Panama Papers is one of the richest men on the planet. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, president of the UAE and Emir of Abu Dhabi, joined the list of embassy owners in February when he bought the freehold of 3 Hans Crescent in Knightsbridge, which houses the Embassies of Ecuador and Colombia, for £100,000.The vendor, an offshore company registered in the Netherlands Antilles, bought the freehold for £441,000 in 2009. The Sheikh already owned the leasehold of five flats within the red brick-building, for which he paid collectively £15m.The same building, which for the past six years has been the shelter of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, was also home to the Defence Office of Spain. In 2014, a company belonging to Christian Candy’s CPC Group bought the former mission, converted it into a luxury five-bedroom flat and sold it to a family of Saudi investors the following year.A fellow Saudi, Sheikh Fakieh, a 93-year old billionaire whose companies supply 40% of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s chicken products, is also an owner. In 2007, Fakieh bought the freehold of Cumberland House on Kensington High Street, home to the Trade Section of the Philippines.Last but not least is Ukrainian steel magnate and billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who owns the freehold to the Grand Buildings at 1-3 Strand. The former site of London’s Grand Hotel is now home to South Korea’s Cultural Centre.Interestingly, while many countries that have had a chequered diplomatic record own their properties, the Cultural Bureau of Saudi Arabia is owned by the London Diocesan Fund.center_img Advertise and apply for jobs at PW4Jobs last_img read more

Falken Expands Management Team

first_imgFalken Tire Corp. has made several changes to its senior management team. Fumikazu Yamashita was promoted to vice president of technical services. Yamashita has been with Falken’s parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), for more than 30 years. In his new position, he will be responsible for technical services and quality assurance testing, product development and OE technical services, Falken said.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe tiremaker also promoted Keiji Mimaki to director of product planning. In his new position, Mimaki will focus on developing new products for North America.Shinjiro Yamazaki was named the new director of OE sales. Yamazaki joins Falken after 14 years at SRI. In his new role, Yamazaki will be responsible for expanding Falken Tire sales to OE manufacturers and he will help establish a new OE sales office in Detroit.Falken also has hired a new director of human resources, Chris Roberts. Roberts has more than 20 years of human resources experience and she will be responsible for human resources, safety and facilities operations. John Battaglia Joins The Power Stop Sales Team,This “Data Did You Know” item comes from Babcox Media Audience Insights Manager Bruce Kratofil:AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement From Tire Review PPG Reports Record Fourth Quarter, Full-Year Net Sales and Adjusted Earnings Tenneco Showcases Lightweight Technologies For Emission Control Systems See Also: Auto and light truck sales continued their rebound in September, when sales were 16.34 million at a seasonally adjusted annual rate. That compares to last September, when they were 17.08 million, and this April when they were 8.71 million. At least for now, the sales rebound has compressed into a couple of months what took a couple of years after the 2008-‘09 recession.  NASTF Board Elects New Members The data is from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, via the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.last_img read more

Mobile shops to keep wagons moving

first_imgGE EQUIPMENT Services, Rail Services is expanding its mobile wagon repair and inspection capabilities with the establishment of bases at Mounds in Illinois and Waycross in Georgia. A facility at La Porte in Texas is already up and running.The company’s mobile repair units can travel out to work on wagons with a 300 km radius of their base, eliminating the need for vehicles to return to repair shops and minimising down time.President of GE Equipment Services, Rail Services, Jay Wileman said ‘the capabilities of our new mobile facilities provide an alternative to certain full-service shop repair work and will help rail equipment owners and users across North America keep shipments in motion and on their way to customers.’last_img

Ashley Young: Manchester United Agree Fee For Inter Milan Move

first_imgManchester United have agreed to sell veteran defender Ashley Young to Inter Milan for £1.28m (1.5m euros).The 34-year-old had missed the club’s past three games having made clear his wishes to join the Italian giants.Reports say the deal includes an add-on fee, which will be activated if Inter win Serie A this season.The deal is subject to a medical, scheduled to take place in Milan on Friday, and the agreement of personal terms.If completed, Young will sign an 18 month deal with the club worth a reported €3 million net a season and end his eight-and-a-half-year stay at Old Trafford.Young, who has played 39 times for England, joined United from Aston Villa in 2011 and has been part of squads that won the Premier League in 2012-13, the FA Cup in 2015-16, and both the League Cup and Europa League in 2016-17.In all, he featured 261 times for United and was named club captain this season, although he only started 10 league games in 2019/20.Young becomes the third United player to join Inter in the last two transfer windows with Romelu Lukaku having joined last August alongside Alexis Sanchez who signed on a season-long loan from the Red Devils.Inter who are currently managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte are second in Serie A, two points adrift of Juventus and are aiming to win their first Serie A title since 2010.RelatedInter Milan Sign Ashley Young On Initial Six-Month DealJanuary 17, 2020In “Italy”Alexis Sanchez: Inter Announce Permanent Transfer Of Man Utd FlopAugust 6, 2020In “England”5 Premier League Outcasts Thriving In Serie AApril 22, 2020In “Italy”last_img read more

Tennessee WR Pearson named as suspect in rape investigation

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knoxville Police have named Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson as a suspect in a rape investigation, and he has been suspended from the team.Police said Friday that Pearson has not been charged in the case.Knoxville police said Friday that investigator Colin McLeod went to the University of Tennessee Medical Center about 6 a.m. to check on a report that a rape had occurred at a Knoxville apartment. Police said the investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said Friday that Pearson had been suspended indefinitely from all activities.The police report lists six witnesses, including Tennessee wide receiver Alton “Pig” Howard and defensive lineman Dimarya Mixon. Only Pearson is listed as a suspect.A call to a phone number listed for Pearson on the police report was not answered Friday evening.The report comes as former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and suspended cornerback Michael Williams face aggravated rape charges in an unrelated case. Johnson and Williams were indicted in February after being named as suspects and suspended from the team in November. Johnson has since graduated and completed his eligibility.Johnson and Williams have both pleaded not guilty to the charges, and lawyers for both men have said their clients are innocent.Pearson, 23, caught 38 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns as a junior last season while playing in 11 games. Pearson, who is from Newport News, Virginia, joined Tennessee’s team last year after spending two seasons at Feather River College in Quincy, California.last_img read more

‘We’re coming together for Faithway’ – Tim Lovelace

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “It’ll be a night of laughter and music as our community comes together to help our friends at the Faithway Assembly of God,” said East Tennessee based comedian Tim Lovelace.  Faithway lost both its former and, at the time, current church structures in East La Follette during the historic June 7 flood.TOP PHOTO:  WLAF’s Charlie Hutson snapped this photo on June 8 overlooking the Faithway Assembly of God.Lovelace recently caught up with his friend country and bluegrass singer-songwriter Jerry Salley to work out a date in August when they could perform a benefit concert together to support Pastor Steve Bruce and his congregation in their recovery efforts.  Salley and Lovelace are known and have performed world wide.  Each has music that airs over WLAF every week.Tim Lovelace performs nationally and internationally.  Lovelace, as a Grammy and Dove nominated artist, is a nationally sought after storyteller and musician described as the most versatile comedian on stage today. His award winning musical talents, coupled with his crystal clean humor, have people of all ages laughing their ribs loose.Jerry Salley grew up in Appalachia in the southern Ohio town of Chillicothe.From Sir Elton John’s only chart single to appear on the Billboard Country Chart (“Where We Both Say Goodbye” – duet with Australian artist Catherine Britt) to a Gospel song so popular it has been included in church hymnals (“His Strength Is Perfect”); from songs recorded by country music legends Loretta Lynn and The Oak Ridge Boys to some of today’s biggest country stars like Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire, and Brad Paisley, Salley’s long list of accomplishments speaks for itself.   Salley won SESAC’s 2003 “Country Music Songwriter of the Year” award.Lovelace and Salley will perform a free concert at the La Follette Church of God on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6 pm.  A love offering will be taken with all of the offering going to the Faithway Assembly of God.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/29/2019-6AM)last_img read more