Just last month, guitarist Jack White announced a new release spotlighting the acoustic side of his career. While White is probably best known for his electric guitar playing, his acoustic efforts have not gone unnoticed. His final live performances before taking a hiatus were all acoustic, and the guitarist has a career’s worth of material for his forthcoming release, Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.Today, White has made some exciting announcements surrounding the release. The first involves some late night television action, as fans will get to watch Jack White perform acoustically on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 9th! The second is an actual recording from the acoustic release, as White has shared a version of “Carolina Drama” by The Raconteurs featuring acoustic instrumentation.Listen to the newly-released “Carolina Drama” streaming below.Finally, White has also announced that his label, Third Man Records, will be releasing the Acoustic Recordings album on limited-edition blue vinyl. Take a look at the new release below, and be sure to snab a copy when it comes out on September 9th.
Mr. Robert Ray “Bob” Roark, age 69, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 24, 1950 in Hamilton, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late, Jesse “Slim” “J.R.” and Hattie (Baker) Roark. He was raised in Hamilton, Ohio where he was a 1968 graduate of New Miami High School. In 1983, Bob graduated from the Bible Baptist Institute in Pensacola, Florida. Bob was united in marriage on November 5, 1971 in Fairfield, Ohio to Sharon Kay Campbell. This happy union was blessed with a son, Robby and two daughters, Rebecca and Rachael. Bob and Sharon shared 48 years of marriage together until his death. Bob was employed as a machinist for Mosler Safe Company in Hamilton, Ohio. Bob held membership in the Miltonville Baptist Church in Middletown, Ohio. He enjoyed farming all of his life and was a self-employed carpenter. Bob loved ministering, woodworking, crafts, and singing. Bob passed away at 3:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Bob will be missed by his loving wife, Sharon Kay (Campbell) Roark of Vevay, IN; his daughters, Rebecca Wagner and her husband, Jason of Vevay, IN and Rachael Mueller and her husband, Jarrid of Vevay, IN; his son, Robby Roark of Canton, OK; his grandchildren, Kendra Roark, Ethan Roark, Lucas Roark, Jessica McClellan, Serena Wagner, and Bobby Roark; his great-grandchildren, Ryker, Veronika, and Cyrus McClellan; his brothers, Larry Roark of Hanover, IN, Jeff Roark of Vevay, IN, Steve Roark and his wife, Pamela of Bennington, IN and Joey Roark of Bennington, IN; his sisters, Lou Collins and her husband, Kenneth of Hamilton, OH and Rosetta Combs and her husband, A.C. of Hamilton, OH and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse “Slim” “J.R.” and Hattie (Baker) Roark; his brothers, Gregory Roark and William Eugene Roark and his sister, Marie Roark.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Bro. A.C. Combs, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Slawson Cemetery, Bennington, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Robert Ray “Bob” Roark Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
On July 12 2017, the Kumasi Asante Kotoko team bus was involved in a fatal accident that led to the death of one with many others sustaining injuries.Three years on, Isaac Amoako, an ex-goalkeeper of the club has stated that those who were involved in the accident have not been compensated by the club.According to Amoako, Dr Kwame Kyei who currently serves as the head of the new board of directors of Asante Kotoko has failed to live up to his promise of compensating the players involved in the accident.“Coming Sunday (July 12 2020), will mark three years since the horrific incident happened but still not received a penny from Kotoko and we don’t know as to when our compensations would be paid,” Amoako is reported to have said on Sunyani-based BA TV.“The refusal of the Kotoko leadership to pay our monies has placed a heavy toll on most of the victims. Longest-serving team driver Nana Berchie has been at home due to the accident he had, while Baba Mahama and Ollenu Ashitey have had their playing careers stymied.”Amoako revealed that a delegation of those involved in the accident has met with the newly constituted three-member committee appointed by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to investigate the club’s affairs in April and are still waiting to be sorted out by the club.“We are aware that the newly constituted board led by the previous board chair, Dr Kwame Kyei who held that position at the time of the accident, had begun paying off several debts incurred by the club but still not heard from him,” he added.“We will not keep quiet until Kotoko leadership pay our compensation to us (Victims),” Amoako concluded.Background of the accidentOn July 12 2017, the Kumasi Asante Kotoko team bus was involved in a fatal accident at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region after a league match with Inter Allies.The team bus with registration number, AS 7329-13 was carrying a total of 35 people incurred the accident around 9:45 pm.Some officials of the team including the Assistant Coach, Godwin Ablordey, players Baba Mahama, Ahmed Adams, Nana Berchie and Amos Frimpong sustained varying degrees of injuries.The team’s equipment manager, Thomas Obeng Asare lost his life in the process.
At home and abroad, Howard’s athleticism, unshakable confidence and leadership have won the Everton goalkeeper rave reviews. And despite being “in agony” from bruised—maybe broken—ribs, he made six saves to seal the Americans’ 1-1 draw with England on Saturday night at the World Cup.“He did a great job of taking a tough hit, and staying in it and playing really well,” U.S. coach Bob Bradley said Sunday. “… When you see the way Timmy handled himself after the collision last night, you’d certainly expect he’ll be on the field again.”Howard is expected to play Friday against Slovenia after U.S. team medical staff examined him Monday and decided no further tests were needed on his bruised ribs.Goalkeeper has been a source of strength during the U.S. team’s resurgence in the last 25 years. The hand-eye coordination American kids develop playing baseball, football and basketball make them naturals in goal, where cat-quick reflexes and sure hands are a must.But there’s a certain steeliness that sets great keepers apart from merely very good ones, and few are stronger than Howard, clearly the cornerstone of the U.S. team.Howard was born in North Brunswick, N.J., to Matthew Howard, an African-American, and Esther Howard, a native of Hungary. His parents divorced when he was three years old, and Howard lived with his mother, a project manager for a cosmetics distributor. His father, a long-distance truck driver for a health care firm, nonetheless maintained a presence in his life. It was his father, in fact, who was determined to get Howard and his brother, Chris, involved in sports. Before the two could walk, he bought them equipment for various sports to see which games they preferred. Tim showed a preference for basketball and soccer.He was still in grade school when he was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes tics and abrupt, involuntary sounds and utterances.It was in sports that Howard found his comfort zone. He played basketball and soccer growing up, and excelled at both. His high school basketball team made the state finals, and he was later pursued by the Harlem Globetrotters.But it was soccer where he really shined.He was playing on U.S. youth teams before he could drive, and was 19 when he made his debut with Major League Soccer. In his third full season, he was voted MLS goalkeeper of the year, still the youngest player to win the honor.Two years later, Howard was on his way to England to play for Manchester United.“There’s challenges flying in everywhere. It’s nonstop action,” Howard said. “It’s end to end, and that’s what makes it different than other leagues. For me, it’s hardened me. I think I was criticized a lot when I was over there and I bounced back. I feel like I was able to take my lumps and get better, so I’ve definitely become hardened and more resolute.”He had little choice.After a spectacular debut season with the Red Devils—he was the Premier League’s goalkeeper of the year—he found himself stuck behind Edwin van der Sar at Manchester. He was loaned to Everton in 2006 and has blossomed there, developing into one of the league’s top goalkeepers.“To go to Everton and see how everybody loves Tim Howard and how they show him so much respect, it was pretty amazing,” said U.S. teammate Jozy Altidore.Howard is a commanding presence in goal, and not simply because of his size (listed at 6-3 and 210 pounds). With his shaved head and a ferocity that is palpable, the sight of him charging forward is enough to make any opponent hesitate.His teammates aren’t immune to his intensity, either. Howard is constantly shouting instructions at fellow Americans or screaming at them to make corrections. There is little time—or room—for niceties in the chaos of a game, and time and again Saturday night the cameras caught him in full-throated roar.Asked about Steven Gerrard’s goal just four minutes into the game, Howard was unsparing.“I was pretty annoyed because the marking was a little too lax,” he said. “Particularly for the beginning of a game when you’re supposed to be really up for it.”Such bluntness is easily forgiven by his teammates. Unlike some countries—England, this means you—the Americans know they’re in good hands whenever Howard is around. He doesn’t have bad games—“Tim’s just Mr. Consistent,” Clint Dempsey said—and has bailed them out more times than they can count.The Americans have won 31 of his 52 appearances, including last year’s upset of top-ranked Spain in the Confederations Cup, and advanced to their first final at a FIFA event. Howard was so stellar that he was awarded the Golden Glove as the cup’s best keeper.And he is as tough as any athlete, in any sport.In the 29th minute Saturday, the sprinting Heskey slammed into Howard, the studs of his shoes catching the American squarely in the chest. Simply watching the collision produced cringes, and Howard writhed in pain on the ground for several minutes. He grimaced several times when play finally resumed and needed a painkiller at halftime, yet time and again he saved the Americans in the second half, at one point leaping to punch a shot by Frank Lampard back and over the crossbar.“I’ll be even more sore the next couple days, but maybe it’ll get me out of training,” Howard said after the game. BIG SAVE—United States goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save during the World Cup group C soccer match between England and the United States at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, June 12. by Nancy ArmourJOHANNESBURG (AP)—The lone fan in the blue U.S. Soccer T-shirt looked woefully out of place surrounded by dozens of England supporters—until he turned around.Of course. Tim Howard’s name was emblazoned across his shoulders.