Warriors mailbag: Warriors fans wondering once again about Kevin Durant’s future

first_imgOAKLAND — Kevin Durant’s future with the Warriors may not hinge on if they win another NBA championship in June. Or how alluring he finds it to play at the new Chase Center. Or that well-chronicled episode of Draymond Green yelling at him at the end of the Clippers game two months ago.It might end because the New York Knicks now have space for two max contracts after trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks. Officially, the Knicks received DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two …last_img

Fossils Can Mislead Big Time

first_img(Visited 1,012 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Claims about fossil patterns rely on methods and assumptions that have been proven wrong.The dead walk again, terrorizing scientists and the public.A team of researchers dropped a bombshell in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. They checked assumptions and methods behind evolutionary claims about mass extinctions in earth history. Whoops; it became apparent that fossils can get up and move! It’s like a zombie story: a headline from the Florida Museum of Natural History reads, “The walking dead: Fossils on the move can distort patterns of mass extinctions.”Florida Museum of Natural History researchers used a series of 130-foot cores drilled from the Po Plain in northeastern Italy to test a thought experiment: Imagine catastrophe strikes the Adriatic Sea, swiftly wiping out modern marine life. Could this hypothetical mass extinction be reconstructed correctly from mollusks – hard-shelled animals such as oysters and mussels – preserved in these cores?When they examined the cores, the results were “somewhat unnerving,” said Michal Kowalewski, Thompson Chair of Invertebrate Paleontology and the study’s principal investigator.Why was the result unnerving? Their data appeared to show a mass extinction had occurred, but that idea was false; the species were known to be still living! The scientists realized that common practices for interpreting fossils can be flat wrong.Current methods may give researchers the illusion of precision but fail to account for these factors, which are crucial to correctly interpreting past extinction events, he said.“If you apply methods based on the assumption of random fossilization, you get a precise estimate, but it may be wrong by millions of years,” Nawrot said. “Not only the pattern of extinction but also the timing of extinction would be wrongly interpreted, so this is quite important.”Many paleontologists naively assume that fossils they dig up are laid down in a random order over time. Assuming that, the top fossil of a given animal, such as a mollusk, should count as the “last occurrence” (LO) of the species. Fitting its date to the evolutionary timeline, the scientist would think they have found the date that the species went extinct. If several species show their LO’s at the same time, scientists would think have identified the date of a mass extinction. That interpretation could be very, very wrong. Why? The fossils might have moved to another location!The mollusks in the cores presented a false extinction pattern, with last occurrences of certain species seemingly “vanishing” from the fossil record at different depths. The disappearance of these species coincides with shifts in marine environments. Photo courtesy Daniele Scarponi.When the researchers reordered the species represented in the cores from the Po basin according to their last occurrence, they noted several points at which many species appeared to vanish simultaneously. In reality, none of the species had gone extinct. They disappeared from a given site either because local environmental conditions changed, or they were simply missed during the sampling, said Rafal Nawrot, the study’s first author and a postdoctoral researcher in invertebrate paleontology at the Florida Museum.The cores also depicted a false pattern of extinction, with the majority of offshore species disappearing in a single large “pulse” in the lower part of the cores and shallow-water and brackish species fading out in several smaller pulses. This is because species followed their preferred habitats as they shifted with changing sea levels. Deeper-water dwellers vanished first, as the local river delta started to expand into the Adriatic Sea, replacing open sea with coastal conditions. When shorelines advanced even farther, shallow-water species disappeared as well.Paleontologists have not been totally ignorant of problems in interpreting fossil cores. They knew about some ways that data can be misleading. One is called the Signor-Lipps Effect:Comparing with the previous photo, could you interpret what happened? Could anyone? Photo by Daniele Scarponi.The problem is a phenomenon known as the Signor-Lipps effect: Because the fossil record is incompletely sampled, the last-known fossil of a given species is almost certainly not the last member of that species, which muddles our ability to date extinctions.Applied on large scales, the Signor-Lipps effect can make a mass extinction appear gradual. “But it’s more complicated than that,” these scientists warn. Why? Because fossils are not laid down in a random way. Geology changes. Things can happen that speed up or slow down the fossilization process at a given site.Taken at face value, the cores presented a dramatically distorted record of both the timing and tempo of extinction, potentially calling into question some of the methods paleontologists commonly use to interpret past mass extinctions.Climatic cycles trigger changes in sea level, causing shorelines to advance or recede and driving changes in environments. A beach may become a mudflat, for example, or a delta can turn into a coastal plain. Shifts in sea level can also affect sedimentation rates – how quickly mud and sand are deposited. These factors can cause last occurrences of fossils to cluster together and influence the probability of finding fossils in a given location.Geologists and paleontologists have been at work for centuries. Surely they knew about these caveats, right? Here’s what one of the paper’s co-authors, Michal Kowaleski, says about that:“This is to my knowledge, the first empirical study to use the fossil record of living species to test these models rigorously and computationally, rather than theoretically,” Kowalewski said. “We know these species are still living in the Adriatic Sea, so we can be sure that their disappearance from the fossil record does not represent a true extinction.”Another co-author pointed out an additional way data can easily be misinterpreted:“It’s important to admit that fossil species – just like modern ones – have specific ecological requirements, which sounds obvious but is not always acknowledged.”How widespread is this problem? Was their discovery a rare case?Taken at face value, the cores presented a dramatically distorted record of both the timing and tempo of extinction, potentially calling into question some of the methods paleontologists commonly use to interpret past mass extinctions.The scientists want to reassure the public that scientists “can” interpret the fossils correctly, just that they need to be more careful about their assumptions and methods.“We’re not saying you cannot study mass extinctions. You can,” Kowalewski said. “What we’re saying is that the nature of the geological record is complicated, so it is not trivial to decipher it correctly.”But if we could not trust the interpretations of previous experts, why should we trust these experts? What other unknowns have they overlooked? They may not have taken into account “unknown unknowns” that are misleading on a massive scale. The open-access paper concludes,Stratigraphic distribution of extant species demonstrates that interactions between ecological preferences of organisms and processes of sediment accumulation produce systematic changes in occurrence rates and sampling probabilities of taxa along a sedimentary succession. The resulting non-random truncation of stratigraphic ranges leads to clustering of LOs at specific sequence stratigraphic positions distorting the relative chronology of species extinctions. Such patterns can easily confound interpretations of the timing, duration and ecological selectivity of mass extinction events. Importantly, the effects of these eco-stratigraphic processes cannot be removed by methods that correct the Signor–Lipps effect under a model of uniform preservation and recovery of fossils.Research strategies that account for the effects of stratigraphic architecture are data-intensive and rely on placing fossil occurrences in a rigorous palaeoenvironmental and sequence stratigraphic framework. They also typically require integration of data across multiple sections or sedimentary basin, thus often sacrificing temporal and spatial resolution. These challenges imposed by the nature of the stratigraphic record must be acknowledged and addressedbefore high-resolution reconstructions of past extinction dynamics are attempted. However, more conservative interpretations of the stratigraphic distribution of fossil taxa will maximize the accuracy of palaeobiological interpretations and reduce the risk of using false extinction patterns to formulate and test eco-evolutionary hypotheses.NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine reproduced this press release, even though the results cause problems for evolutionary dating.These scientists experimented with boreholes. How can you know when you’ve drilled enough boreholes? You might conclude you found the last occurrence (LO) of a mollusk or crinoid, but maybe a more recent one was missed had you drilled another hole nearby. This happens; dramatic cases of “living fossils” prove that previous claims about the last occurrence of a species, such as a ginkgo tree, a coelacanth, or a tuatara (each of them thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs or earlier), were false. The species had to be living in the intervening millions of years (according to the evolutionary timeline), without leaving a trace! Does that sound reasonable? What does that imply about the evolutionary timeline? What does that imply about evolutionists’ stories of mass extinctions? Evolutionists trot out their man-made diagrams of mass extinctions, giving an “illusion of precision” that might present a “dramatically distorted record,” deceiving the public.Clearly the fossils mean something. They mean that animals lived and died. But when and how did they die? How did they become buried where they are? Fossils do not interpret themselves. Scientists did not watch them die and get buried. They might use assumptions they “feel” are reasonable. Some assumptions can be tested, like watching how seashells sort themselves out in water, using a flume. Even then, how can they be sure that their flume experiments match all the circumstances of the fossil burial? If two different sets of circumstances were to yield the same appearance, one could never be sure which scenario was correct. There’s no way to be absolutely sure without having been there. The more complicated the data set, the more fraught with potential for error. And if your interpretation is tied to a worldview (e.g., slow-and-gradual evolution over millions of years), watch out! As creation geologists like to ask, is the Grand Canyon to be explained by a little water over a long time, or a lot of water over a short time? Your worldview will determine which theory you find “reasonable.”Biblical creationists have an advantage: an Eyewitness who was there and told us what happened. A global flood wiped out the first animals, leaving a fossil record which Ken Ham likes to describe as “billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth.” You can choose to believe the Eyewitness or not, but we all have the same facts to examine. And what do we find? Billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth. Who are you going to trust, fallible scientists who weren’t there and don’t know everything? You just watched them blunder on their assumptions and interpretations. Their confidence that they can get it right from now on is just bluffing. Don’t keep throwing good money to bad fortune tellers.For solid evidence that the fossils are not millions of years old, but fit the Biblical timeline, see the free videos available online now from the documentary “Is Genesis History?” Since the film came out in 2017, their website has offered many helpful resources. It now includes extended scenes from the film, and lectures from the scientists who appeared in it (also available on their YouTube page). Watch this one about Dinosaur Soft Tissue and think about what it implies about the age of the fossil record. last_img read more

Gautam Navlakha moves Bombay HC for anticipatory bail

first_imgA day after the Pune sessions court rejected his anticipatory bail plea for alleged role in the Elgaar Parishad case, activist Gautam Navlakha moved the Bombay High Court on Wednesday.The matter will be heard by Justice P.D. Naik on Thursday. On November 4, advocate Yug Chaudhry appearing for Mr Navlakha had moved the same HC Bench seeking relief, however Justice Naik had refused to hear the matter urging him to first go to sessions court.While rejecting his plea the Pune court had said, prima facie there is enough material to show Mr. Navlakha is not only a member of a banned organisation (Communist Party of India-Maoist) but also ‘an active leader’ of the party.Mr. Navlakha’s protection from arrest granted by the Supreme Court expired on November 12. He has been charged with sections from the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.last_img read more

Naomi Osaka turns tables on Kristina Mladenovic at Indian Wells

first_imgView comments Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end It wasn’t all smooth sailing as Osaka was broken when serving for the match at 5-2 in the second.After Mladenovic held serve to narrow the deficit to 5-4, the Japanese player faced another break point before wrapping up the match after one hour and 21 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I’ve never been a defending champion before — that’s new and I was really nervous,” said Osaka, whose first WTA title at Indian Wells last year launched a 2018 campaign that would eventually include her first Grand Slam crown at the US Open.Osaka next faces Danielle Collins, the 25th-seeded American who beat Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 6-1. LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash NBA fines Thunder’s Paul George $25K for ripping referees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates match point against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPWorld number one Naomi Osaka on Saturday launched her Indian Wells title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 65th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic of France.Osaka, whose second straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January propelled her to the top of the rankings, avenged a loss to Mladenovic in Dubai last month in her first match since she lifted the trophy in Melbourne.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policylast_img read more

WTA show helped my confidence grow, says Ankita Raina

first_imgBy S S RamaswamyMumbai, Nov 26 (PTI) Her maiden entry into the quarter -finals of a WTA series event here, the USD 125,000 L&T Mumbai Open, has given a huge boost to her confidence going ahead, feels Indias top woman tennis player Ankita Raina.Ankita also wished that her coach Hemant Bendrey could travel with her on the WTA circuit overseas, going by the way his presence at the Cricket Club of India here helped her iron out some mid-tournament shortcomings.”I am happy it helped me with my confidence and made me believe that I could be at the top level and I could achieve that,” the 24-year-old Ankita told PTI a day after losing to Frances higher ranked player Amandine Hesse in the quarter-finals after blowing away quite a few chances to take the match at least into the deciding third set.The Ahmedabad-born, Pune-based Ankita ? ranked 293 which is bound to go up when the next weeks list is released – went down 3-6 6-7 to Hesse, but should have taken at least a set off the Frenchwoman, ranked 265.Had the Indian won, it would have given her a chance to line up against the fast-rising 19-year-old top seed Aryna Sabalenka, at 96 the only top-100 player in the draw, in the semi-finals.She had earlier got past Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and P Plipuech to reach the last eight.This, however, was not the first time Ankita, for long the countrys number one singles player, won a round in a WTA series event, having done it previously two years ago in China.advertisement”It was in the China 125K that I got in directly into the main draw with my ranking and won the first round,” she said, adding, “It was around similar quality tournament. The Chinese players were there along with other top players.”She had also played at bigger WTA events, including the USD 7,00,000 event in Birmingham, which is a warm-up event for Wimbledon, and had won a round there in the qualifiers.”I have played much bigger WTA qualifying events and won one or two rounds, but it was never splashed in India as I was playing abroad. In Birmingham, it was a USD 7,00,000 tournament, the warm-up before Wimbledon.”I won the first round, was the only Indian there (in singles). Sania (Mirza) was there in doubles. It was something. I did it in Stuttgart last year and in the Tashkent Open made the final qualifiers, as well as in Hong Kong. (But) this is the best performance,” she noted.Talking about travelling coaches, Ankita said everyone saw how the presence of her coach Bendrey helped her here.”Playing in your home country makes a lot of difference. The courts suited me, weather was in my favour and my family and coach were there to support me and look after me. Otherwise when you are travelling you have to arrange everything – from practice to recovery.”The coach was there to immediately rectify what I was doing wrong. As soon as he told me, we did a few drills. That makes lot of difference and everyone saw it.””This is the one thing I have been saying for a long time. If I can take my coach along with me that will really help. I play 25-30 weeks of tournaments in a year and I hardly get time to come back and train with my coach.”If not for so many weeks, but if he can come along for a few weeks it will make a world of a difference and now I am sure, having seen it happening,” she said.”You have seen other players travelling with the coaches. Even the top seed (Sabalenka) is travelling with her coach, added Ankita, whose career-best ranking of 222 had been achieved in 2015.On the improvement needed in her game, she mentioned power, fitness and recovery process after games.”Apart from power and fitness, I would mention my recovery after matches. You have to recover faster if you have to go deep in the draw as you have to play 4-5 matches to go to final.”She also did not forget to mention the huge financial support she is getting from the Sports Authority of Gujarat and thanked the organisers of the WTA event here, MSLTA backed by the Maharashtra government, for holding the big event and offering a golden chance to her to figure in the main draw.”I am very thankful for the support of the Sports Authority of Gujarat. Till now I have travelled it was with their support. It?s very crucial, their support.advertisement”The 125K is a great opportunity for which I want to thank all. It happened last in 2012. This was very much needed. I am thankful I got the opportunity and glad I could reach to some extent in the draw,” she concluded. PTI SSR RSY BASlast_img read more

a month agoZabaleta apologises to West Ham fans after Carabao Cup exit

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zabaleta apologises to West Ham fans after Carabao Cup exitby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United fullback Pablo Zabaleta has apologised to fans after their embarrassing Carabao Cup exit at Oxford United.Zabaleta admitted West Ham were well below-par during their 4-0 defeat at Oxford and said sorry to the travelling supporters.Stand-in captain Zabaleta told the official club website: “If you look at the performance, it’s not been anywhere near our standard and also in the way we lost was not good.”We are not the first Premier League team to be knocked out of the Carabao Cup. We saw Spurs (at Colchester) and we saw some other Premier League teams struggling to win games like that.”Obviously we just need to move on now and look at the mistakes we have made and think about Saturday (away to Bournemouth).”We return to the Premier League again and we don’t have too much time to recover. It’s only another 48 hours and we have another game and mentally we need to be strong for Saturday.”We feel sorry about the performance and sorry to the away fans who came to the game because obviously we don’t want our fans to see this kind of performance. It was just a bad night.” last_img read more

Improved Competitiveness Ranking a Positive for Jamaica – Minister Hylton

first_img Jamaica has improved by 11 points on the labour market efficiency index Story Highlights The latest Competitiveness Index Report shows the country’s ranking improving by three places Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the recent improvement in Jamaica’s ranking on the World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, reflects the positive efforts and commitment by Government to strengthen the country’s business competitiveness platform.The latest Competitiveness Index Report shows the country’s ranking improving by three places, climbing from 97 to 94.Speaking at Tuesday’s (September 10) opening of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association’s (JEA) inaugural two-day packaging exposition and conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, Mr. Hylton said that this is “positive and important news for us to welcome.”The Minister said the Report also indicates that Jamaica has improved by 11 points on the labour market efficiency index, and eight points in the financial markets development.Mr. Hylton said he was also “very impressed” by the fact that Jamaica’s ranking in business sophistication and innovation, has improved by seven points.This, he argued, “shows that Jamaica has recognised the need to develop our individual enterprises into global businesses that can take advantage of technological progress and sophisticated methods of doing business.”These improvements, Mr. Hylton said, also indicate that the Government’s reforms and policy shifts, as well as the efforts of producers and exporters of Jamaica, are advancing “in the right direction”.“Inch by inch, we are getting it right. Our diligence as a country – the Government, the people, and private sector groupings such as the JEA – is being recognised by the global community, and is placing us in a better position to realize our long-term goals for Jamaica,” the Minister added.While citing that the Global Competitive Report reflects less concern by the business community over things like access to finance and the crime rate, Mr. Hylton said it has also heightened the administration’s recognition of the need to do much more to reduce inefficiencies across Government. In this regard, he gave the administration’s undertaking to “redouble our efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of our business environment in pursuit of an export-led growth strategy.”“We will ramp up our work on the National Competitiveness Council in order to build and deepen the synergies between ministries and agencies to ensure that we make Jamaica a business-friendly country that facilitates rather than impedes,” he indicated.The Minister also gave the assurance that “no effort will be spared” in getting Jamaica’s exporters ready for competition in global markets, stressing that export readiness “must be the clarion call for our exporter community.”“Exporters must undertake the necessary capacity building, retooling, and upgrading, to ensure relevance in a fast changing global business environment, where innovation and intensifiedcompetition is the order of the day. Take advantage of programmes, led by the Government in this regard; talk to the Jamaica Business Development Centre or JAMPRO. They exist to assist and support potential and existing exporters in their quest to realize ‘export readiness’,” he advised.Mr. Hylton said partnership between exporters and the various divisions of Government is necessary to achieve the goal of export-led growth, and ensuring transformation of the economy.“Export-led growth is a critical pillar for integrating Jamaica into the global economy. This is the context for the National Export Strategy, the framework for implementing initiatives to drive exports,” he added.The two-day expo, being held under the theme: ‘Outside the Box and Beyond the Label”, aims to provide a forum where local firms will gain awareness of the range of packaging suppliers and material available within Jamaica and the region, through displays.The expo will also facilitate information sharing through workshops on packaging standards and trends, as well as consultations between specialists and exporters. “No effort will be spared” in getting Jamaica’s exporters ready for competition in global marketslast_img read more

Ronaldo will not face rape charges in US

first_imgLos Angeles: Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed. A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that a sexual assault occurred. Kathryn Mayorga, a former model, alleges that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward reached a financial settlement with her one year after the incident. He has always denied allegations of sexual assault, insisting their encounter was consensual. The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said it had received a report from Mayorga — who it identified only as “V” — on June 13, 2009, reporting that she had been the victim of a sexual assault. Police could not conduct “any meaningful investigation” at the time because she declined to say who assaulted her or where it occurred, the office said in a statement. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAs a result, detectives were “unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence,” and video showing Ronaldo and Mayorga together was lost, it added. Mayorga contacted police in August of last year to ask that the case be reopened, at which point she named Ronaldo as the alleged assailant. The case was reopened “in spite of the passage of over nine year,” prosecutors said. “Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” prosecutors said.last_img read more

Martina McBride Bands Against Cancer

first_imgAward-winning country superstar Martina McBride has released her 13th studio album, RECKLESS, and also teamed up with Band Against Cancer, the Sarah Cannon Tour.The organization aims to bring awareness to ways that communities can get involved in cancer research from supporting local non-profits to educating people about new research and treatments. Band Against Cancer will be doing 5 special concerts this year (3 in Texas, 1 in Denver, 1 in Nashville) all to raise awareness and funds to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Be The Match. Click here for more info.“Helping families who are facing cancer has always been a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” said Martina McBride. “I’m honored to be the voice that connects these individuals and their families with a fully committed team of cancer experts. Together with Sarah Cannon, this means each person can fight cancer where they get their greatest strength, in their own communities, with their own band of support.”As the flagship artist for Band Against Cancer, Martina McBride has used her voice to engage with her fans to help make the world a better place – out on tour and in their own hometowns. Team Martina, a collective of fans who stand with the iconic singer, give back to communities nationwide and will join the 2016 initiatives to Band Against Cancer. One of the most celebrated voices across genres, Martina is a four-time CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year whose hits chronicle more than two decades. Most recently, Martina’s Grammy nominated hit “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” inspired many young fans to cover her song through social media to support loved ones battling cancer, and was featured on several national broadcasts including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The View. That anthem also was highlighted through the Eleven Across American Amtrak train tour, which ran coast to coast in 2011 to breast cancer awareness, and propelled Pandora to spotlight the superstar in an October concert event benefiting breast cancer causes.“We have learned that when we bring cause and music together we are able to cut through the media noise and bring very important messages to a greater number of people,” said Scott Borchetta, President/CEO of Big Machine Label Group. “The sum is so much greater than the parts and it is defined in our new relationship with Sarah Cannon. The initial focus of our relationship is attacking blood cancer and we are honored to join them in spreading the message and reaching the greatest number of people possible with Martina McBride and other great BMLG artists and their music.”Recorded at Nashville’s iconic Blackbird Studios, RECKLESS, showcases McBride’s unparalleled vocals and emotional depth as she gets back to her country roots. The songs have an outstanding mix of classic country and a contemporary edge with producers Nathan Chapman and Dann Huff at the helm.
”This album feels so good! That’s the best way I can describe it. I spent a lot of time finding songs that felt personal to me. I figure if I can relate to them someone else will too. There are songs about love, life, hope, loss, leaving, and coming home,” states Martina. “And that’s what making this album felt like to me….coming home. We took our time and just let the songs and production develop and even though working with Dann and Nathan together was a new experience, somehow we captured a sound that feels like the music I’ve done my whole career and yet fresh at the same time,” elaborates Martina.last_img read more