first_img Twisted Highway Erika Wennerstrom 3:32 Best Days Lissie Strongest Son Madam West Missing Pieces Mermaid Motor Lounge 3:44 3:13 3:48 Presidential Silver Lining John Craigie American High The Barons Let’s Go To Mars Barrence Whitfield & The Savages 4:03 2:59 5:30 Sound of the South Whiskey Wolves of the West 4:02 How Long (Until I See The Sun Again?) Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints 3:37 3:20 4:35 3:05 4:57 4:03 Untitled God Song Haley Heynderickx 3:30 For fifteen years, Erika Wennerstrom has been traveling the roads with Austin-based roots rockers The Heartless Bastards. She and her mates in the Bastards have been drawing critical praise since they first played a note, playing to big crowds across the country, but Wennerstrom felt the call do something more with her music.Later this month, Sweet Unknown, Wennerstrom’s aptly named debut solo release, drops on Partisan Records. This new record, which pushes her into the unknown territory of solo artist,  marks Wennerstrom’s hiatus from The Heartless Bastards, though the band is not breaking up. Instead, this solo endeavor simply allows her to explore some songs that were ready to be written and sung outside of the Bastards’ dynamic.Featured this month on Trail Mix is “Twisted Highway,” a bad ass rocker that certainly proves Erika Wennerstrom made the right call in chasing her muse.A killer addition to this month’s Trail Mix is acoustic dynamo Hot Club Sandwich. Hailing from Olympia, Washington, the band released it’s fifth record last month, and the mix is happy to include “New Gravy Waltz,” one of many tracks from the record featuring the crazy good licks of mandolin maestro David Grisman.It’s always fun to discover songwriters who are the top of their craft, and this month’s features many artists new to my ears. Allman Brown, Jeff Hyde, Lissie, Courtney Marie Andrews,and Jeff Bryant are all artists on constant shuffle now that they have crossed the Trail Mix radar.The mix welcomes back some good friends this month, too. Returning with new cuts are soulful rockers Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, rootsy grass act Parsonsfield, and singer/songwriter John Craigie.Be sure check out new tunes from Echo Bloom, Whiskey Wolves of the West, Haley Heynderickx, The Barons, Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints, and Madam West.Lots of great stuff coming up this month on the Trail Mix blog, too. Chats with 6 String Drag, Vivian Leva, Mermaid Motor Lounge, and Toubab Krewe are all in the pipeline.And, of course, be sure to spread the word about all of the great artists you are hearing on Trail Mix. Don’t be shy. Don’t keep it a secret. These tunes are too good to be kept on the down low. Get out and buy some of these records and support the artist who keep Trail Mix in your ears each and every month. Audio PlayerBirch Pereira & The Gin JointsHow Long (Until I See The Sun Again?)Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:56 Henry Ford Jeff Hyde Song for Steven Echo Bloom Bury My Heart Allman Brown 2:53 3:59 New Gravy Waltz Hot Club Sandwich Grace Jeff Bryant Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. 4:35 Kick Out The Windows Parsonsfield Time Is Everything (Featuring Riley Calcagno) Vivian Leva Kindness Of Strangers Courtney Marie Andrews 3:56 3:07 Embed Ghost 6 String Drag That Damn Squash Toubab Krewelast_img read more

first_img His second, just before the half hour, was a more instinctive finish but no less clinical. Philippe Coutinho swung over a left-wing corner won after centre-back Martin Skrtel’s wonderful 60-yard crossfield pass and although Steven Gerrard tried to flick it on he succeeded only in ducking underneath. But that gave Suarez the opening he needed and quick as a flash he hooked home left-footed. The best came six minutes later when the helpless Fer could only look on as Suarez flicked the ball over his head a la Paul Gascoigne versus Scotland at Euro 96 before skipping past the midfielder to lash past Ruddy. Norwich resorted to fouls with Bradley Johnson booked for a trip just as the striker looked set to break through the heart of the defence but the damage had already been done. Strangely Norwich, buoyed by their weekend win over Crystal Palace, had created the first two scoring chances with Jonny Howson firing over and Wes Hoolahan’s low strike saved by Simon Mignolet. Suarez ended any fanciful hopes they had of recording a first Anfield victory since April 1994, which was memorable for being the last day of the all-standing Kop more than anything else. Conjecture at the interval was whether Suarez could maintain his form and score a hat-trick in each half. He showed he is merely magical and not miraculous with just one more goal in the 74th minute, although that too was a thing of beauty in its own right. Gerrard was brought down by Howson 25 yards out and after Coutinho had failed with their previous effort from a similar position Suarez stepped up to curl a shot up and over the wall and into the net. Johnson headed home Nathan Redmond’s left-wing cross with seven minutes to go but it barely even registered with the travelling support never mind the rest of Anfield and Raheem Sterling ensured the night finished on a high by converting Suarez’s cross. This was the sort of performance Liverpool needed to put on on Sunday at Hull, the start of three matches in a week which they were expected to win. Defeat there was a missed opportunity to consolidate second place and they dropped to fourth – which is where they remain as their Champions League-chasing rivals also won. It is a reminder to the Reds just how small the margins are in the battle to regain their place among Europe’s elite. West Ham are next up at Anfield on Saturday. Suarez will already have them in his sights. Press Association The statistics piling up for the Uruguay international at Anfield are remarkable and surpassed only by his personal record against the Canaries as the 26-year-old became the first Premier League player to score three hat-tricks against the same team in the 5-1 victory. Suarez now has 11 goals in five appearances against Norwich – and he did not score in his first game against them. In his last four appearances he is averaging a goal every 33 minutes. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored four goals – including a superb 20-minute first-half hat-trick – to send the number crunchers into overdrive and Norwich back to East Anglia disconsolate. Ian Rush was the club’s all-time top scorer against Norwich with nine and it took him 21 matches. Suarez effortlessly breezed past him, having begun the day level with David Fairclough and the watching Kenny Dalglish. The bigger picture shows Suarez’s 50th league goal for the Reds – another brilliant effort to complete his hat-trick – came up in only his 85th game and in doing so took the outright lead as the Premier League’s top scorer this season with 13 in nine matches. Those statistics alone make the £40,000,001 bid by Arsenal in the summer look even more ridiculous. But impressive as the raw figures are they by no means do justice to the individual brilliance of the striker. Each of his strikes had that special feeling about them, although the first and third stood out in the spectacular stakes. After 15 minutes of frustration born out of mis-placed passes normal service was resumed at Anfield, where Liverpool have now scored 13 on their last three appearances. John Ruddy’s kick was headed forward by Joe Allen and when Leroy Fer missed his clearance that was the cue for Suarez to seize his chance, half-turning towards the Kop to lash a dipping inch-perfect shot over and across the Norwich goalkeeper from 40 yards. It was reminiscent of the goal he scored at Carrow Road in April 2012 when he netted the first of his three hat-tricks against them. last_img read more

first_imgGermany star Bastian Schweinsteiger says referee Marco Rodriguez must pay close attention to tough-tackling Brazil in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final to ensure fouls do not go unchecked.The Mexican referee, who officiated the match that saw Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, has been appointed to handle the semi-final in Belo Horizonte.Brazil captain Thiago Silva is suspended for the semi-final having been booked twice at Brazil 2014 while star Neymar is injured.The Selecao have appealed Silva’s ban, but robust challenges from the hosts’ marked Friday’s quarter-final win and Schweinsteiger does not want a repeat.Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, in particular, was dealt some rough treatment in Brazil’s 2-1 victory.Only two Brazil players — Silva and goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who conceded a penalty — were booked by Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo despite the Selecao’s 31 fouls against Colombia. “I am all for hard, clean challenges, but there were one or two tackles which were over the limit,” said Schweinsteiger after watching Brazil’s win.”The Brazilians here aren’t the magicians of old, the team has changed and so has their playing style.”Hard challenges are definitely are part of their game, it’s something we have to be careful of and the referee too.”Germany head coach Joachim Loew echoed Schweinsteiger’s sentiments.”We were flying home when the Colombia game was on, so I didn’t see much of the game, but there were a few hard fouls in what I did see,” said the 54-year-old. “The Brazilians have technically good players, but they are also very robust and it’s something the referee must pay close attention to.”last_img read more

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We’ve ranked every major player from Apple to Huawei based on review scores, tech support, innovation and more.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:3001:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Reviews (27/40)Acer continues to offer some of our favorite budget and mainstream laptops, but the company struggled this year on the whole. Not one of the 20 laptops we reviewed were Editor’s Choice picks, and only five of them received a 4-star rating. Acer laptops averaged a score of 3.4 stars, the lowest of any brand we tested.AdvertisementDespite Acer’s lackluster grades, there are a few standout laptops in its ranks. The Aspire E 15 remains a top pick on our Best Laptops under $500 rankings, thanks to its long battery life and decent performance. Another top budget laptop, the Swift 1, has a slim aluminum chassis and a wide range of ports. Acer also proved this year that it could compete in the premium and gaming space with the incredibly thin Swift 7 and Predator Triton 500.Design (12/15)When it comes to design, Acer is truly like that proverbial box of chocolates. For the creme de la creme of what the company has to offer, take a gander at the Swift 7 and Swift 5. A pair of ultra-svelte laptops, the Swifts pushed the portability envelope with their sleek, aluminum, barely-there dimensions. The company wasn’t afraid to bring its mantra of thin to its gaming laptops, like the Predator Triton 500.Acer will also play with colors. The company is ditching the tired red-and-black gaming laptop palette for the eye-catching turquoise and black as seen on the Predator Helios 300 and the white-and-gold Predator Helios 300 Special Edition. The company even had some color leftover for the Chromebook 11, giving it a striking indigo-blue finish. From there, you have the lovely Chromebook 13, which sports an aluminum chassis and a special hinge to raise the keyboard ever so slightly for a more comfortable typing experience.But for every delectable chocolate truffle, there’s a coconut or molasses disaster waiting to wreck the flavor profile. For Acer, these are its plastic-clad laptops like the Spin 3, the Chromebook Spin 11 and the Aspire E 15, which we love for their price and specs, but the bulky, boring design leaves much to be desired.Support (14/20)Acer’s phone-based support system did better than it’s done in years, delivering correct answers to all of our questions in a quick and friendly manner. If only its other representatives, working its social media and live chat channels, held up their end of the bargain. Unfortunately, those agents failed at providing the solutions our undercover support agents needed, proving quite frustrating.Acer pays for the shipping when it sends fixed laptops back to users, but you’re the one who’s paying to get your notebook to their depots. Acer laptops come with a single-year warranty, and you can pay $60 to $189 for an additional one to three years of warranty protection, with the high-end option including accidental-damage protection. For even more money, your plan can include on-site service.Innovation (8/10)Acer is innovating on multiple fronts, especially ultraportable laptops and gaming systems. The Acer Swift 7 is a stunning design achievement, as the machine’s 0.35-inch frame makes it the thinnest laptop in the world. You also get built-in LTE and over 9 hours of battery life. And this system keeps cool, thanks to an ultrathin, 0.03-inch heat pipe.Two Acer gaming laptops grabbed our attention, starting with the Predator Triton 900. With the Ezel Aero hinge, you can use easily switch between multiple modes, and Acer is bringing this design to the Concept D9 laptop for creative pros. The upcoming Acer Predator Helios boasts a HyperDrift keyboard, which slides forward to improve cooling and performance.Value and Selection (14/15)Acer sells a wide variety of laptops across the spectrum, from budget to premium. For just $179, the Acer Chromebook 15, which features a full metal chassis and a sharp 1080p display. There’s also the detachable Acer One 10 for $218 and the $329 Acer Aspire E15, which offers an 8th Gen Core i3 CPU and great battery life.If you’re looking for a mainstream laptop, look into the Acer Spin 3 ($599), which boasts a strong Core i5 and long battery life, all packed into a 2-in-1 design with decent speakers. There’s also the Aspire R15, available for $799 and the Aspire 7 ($918). On the premium end, you’ve got the hybrid Switch 7 Black Edition ($1,699) and Acer Swift 7 ($1,699) that slides in at just 0.4 inches thin and comes with a surprisingly comfortable keyboard and a gorgeous 14-inch display.MORE: Best Acer LaptopsAcer also has a decent selection of gaming laptops. They range from affordable, like the convertible $649 Nitro Spin 5 and the Nitro 5 ($719), to exorbitantly expensive, like the Predator Triton 500 ($1,999). But before you crack open your wallet, let’s examine the mid-tier options. For $999, you can get the Predator Helios 300, or pay $1,199, for its snazzier-looking cousin, the Predator Helios 300 Special Edition, which comes packed with a strong 8th Gen Core i7 processor and an overclockable Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, a colorful 15.6-inch display, and a remarkably cool chassis.The only thing that Acer is really missing is a workstation-class notebook, but the company is taking steps to change that with its ConceptD series. And it looks like the company is looking to court business users once again, bringing back the TravelMate X3 ($999).center_img Top Rated Acer LaptopsBest Design: Acer Swift 7Best Premium Gaming Laptop: Acer Predator Triton 500Incredible Value: Acer Aspire E 15 After a solid 4th place showing in 2018, Acer fell a few spots this year. The company made some strong innovations heading into 2019 (including the impossibly slim Acer Swift 7), and continues to offer one of the best overall selections around, with mainstream and gaming machines for every budget.However, Acer’s laptops had mixed results in our reviews this year, and we found some of the company’s recent designs to be lacking. And while Acer’s technical support is solid overall, we had some issues getting help over the web and via social media. The company still offers some of the best laptops around, but these shortcomings kept Acer from surpassing many of its competitors in 2019.Acer’s Key StrengthsExcellent value and selection. Acer’s laptop lineup truly has something for everyone, from entry-level machines like the Acer Chromebook 15 and Acer Aspire E15, to speedy ultrabooks like the Acer Swift 7 and mammoth gaming machines such as the Predator Triton 500.An eye towards innovation. Acer continues to push the envelope when it comes to laptop designs, delivering the thinnest laptop ever in the Acer Swift 7 and the multi-mode design of the Triton 900.Good customer support (over the phone). Acer’s phone agents proved swift and reliable in our recent tech support testing, providing accurate answers in a timely manner.Acer’s Key WeaknessesMixed quality: Acer’s bountiful lineup had mixed results in our reviews, with only five of the 20 Acer laptops we reviewed scoring 4 stars or better.Some dated designs: The dull plastic looks of laptops like the Spin 3 and E 15 could use a facelift.last_img read more