Photos provided by Romy Santos @ Slightly Skewed Photography.Full Show Mixcloud Audio provided by CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS in conjunction with Daniel Nolan. After a brief intermission, Leeds, UK-based funk outfit The New Mastersounds turned the heat up quickly opening with “Monday Meters” and then moved the crowd through a series of instrumental originals. During their set, the band invited special guest flautist Kofi Burbridge of the Tedeschi Trucks Band to lend a hand in covering “Confusion”, a tune written by American jazz guitarist Boogaloo Joe Jones. Featuring Eddie Roberts on guitar, Pete Shand on bass, Simon Allen on drums and Joe Tatton on keys, some of the other highlights of The New Mastersounds’ Fort Lauderdale set included “Summercamp”, “Vandy” and “The Minx”.Towards the later part of their set, The New Mastersounds welcomed out the Turkuaz horns for “Hey Fela!” before moving into “All Wrapped Up” with Turkuaz’s Greg Sanderson on tenor sax and special guest keyboardist Adam Scone from Mofro. The band then closed out their Thursday night performance with NMS classics “Baby Bouncer” and “Nervous,” prior to the encore.The grand finale of the show featured both bands teaming up as “The New MasTurkuaz,” playing “The Rules” to put an exclamation point on a stellar evening. “The Rules” was featured on the two bands’ Split 7″ EP album released last week, which saw each band record a cover of the other’s material. Watch the studio session video for “The Rules” here. You can see the song come to life in the video below.The two-band dance party will make its way throughout Florida this weekend, and also has a very exciting performance scheduled at NYC’s Terminal 5 on December 2nd. More information about that show, as well as the tour, can be found here. Full audio from the night can be streamed below. The groove heavy New Mastersounds / Turkuaz Tour made its way to Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Thursday night, October 20th – the first of a funky, three night weekend run through Florida.Nine piece Turkuaz, led by front man Dave Brandwein with backing vocalists Sammi Garett and Shira Elias, kicked the evening off in spectacular fashion and worked their way through a series of dance-heavy originals. The set also featured the group’s infectious Talking Heads cover “Slippery People”. The groove continued as the band broke into some of their more popular tracks including “Nightswimming”, “Coast To Coast”, “Everyone’s A Winner” and “Bubba Slide”, before ultimately closing their 75-minute set with a stirring rendition of the Dave Mason classic “Feelin’ Alright”.
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Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino built momentum towards expanding the World Cup Friday as some powerbrokers appeared to back the move, while sceptics will have to be convinced before a final call in January.Growing the cash cow tournament from 32 to as many as 48 teams topped the agenda at this week’s FIFA Council meeting.The powerful 36-member panel weighed proposals for a 40-team competition with eight groups of five teams, or 10 groups of four.A 48-team format, favoured by Infantino, would see the 16 group winners of a qualifying round automatically book a place in the tournament, while an additional 32 teams would compete in a new pre-tournament play-off.From the play-off, 16 nations would then move on to the World Cup itself.FIFA said the council would make a final decision at a meeting on January 9 and 10 .But there were signs Infantino was winning the necessary support.“The trend (in the council) is towards a larger format,” Belgian council member Michel D’Hooghe said, adding that the allocation of entries among the confederations remained a source of debate.A council member, who requested anonymity, said the newly crowned head of European football, Aleksander Ceferin, was in favour of a larger tournament.Critics have voiced concern that a bigger competition would dilute the quality of World Cup play and add new fixtures to football’s already packed calendar.According to the source, some council members were uneasy about the 48-team format but said Infantino “strongly pushed” for it.Infantino was elected to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter as FIFA’s chief in February, with a pledge to grow football globally even as the sport’s governing body reeled from an unprecedented set of corruption scandals.On Friday the 46-year-old Swiss-Italian national insisted that any decision to expand the World Cup would be made solely with a view to grow the game.“The decision on expansion is not a financial or political decision. It has to be a sporting decision. We’ll have to decide what is best for football,” he said. Share on: WhatsApp The council on Thursday backed plans to allow countries to co-host the World Cup to ease the immense financial burden of organising the tournament.Bidding for the 2026 World Cup is due to open in the summer of 2017, but a rotational policy will preclude the previous two host confederations — Europe in 2018 and Asia in 2022 — from staging the tournament.Israel/Palestine tensions The Palestine Football Association had hoped FIFA brass would get tough on Israel this week over six clubs based in settlements in the occupied West Bank.Palestinian leaders called on FIFA to either expel the clubs in settlements, which are illegal under international law, or relocate them within Israel’s recognised borders.But the council put off making a decision on the thorny issue, as the head of FIFA’s monitoring mission for the dispute, South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale, said he was unable to finalise his full report.Infantino told journalists he would travel to the region, “when it will be meaningful to go, when there is something that is moving in the right way.”Sexwale is due to deliver his report in November at a meeting expected to include both Israeli and Palestinian representatives.Infantino urged both sides “to come with an open mind, and a constructive attitude.”“We are not a political organisation. We are not here to find political solutions. We are hear to talk football,” he said.Israel’s ever-tense ties with the Muslim world also forced FIFA to reassign its next congress, after Kuala Lumpur withdrew as host because Malaysia’s government said it would not grant visas to Israeli officials.The council picked Bahrain’s capital Manama to host the upcoming congress, scheduled for May 11.
Newcastle, who haven’t won the FA Cup since 1955, host fellow Premier League club Watford in the fourth round.– Wednesday book Chelsea clash –In the night’s other third-round replays, Sheffield Wednesday booked a trip to holders Chelsea as the second-tier strugglers won 1-0 at League One side Luton.Wednesday are without a permanent manager while they wait for Steve Bruce to take charge on February 1.But the Championship outfit avoided an upset at Kenilworth Road against a Luton team who are chasing promotion after a 13-match unbeaten run.Atdhe Nuhiu won it for Wednesday when the striker’s effort was deflected past James Shea in the 46th minute.Luton came close to levelling with 13 minutes to go when James Collins diverted Sonny Bradley’s header on to a post.Bradley’s header was then nodded off the line by Nuhiu in the closing moments.Luton’s previous manager Nathan Jones recently left to take charge at Stoke, but his first home game in charge of the Championship side was ruined by third-tier Shrewsbury’s remarkable 3-2 win.Jones’ team appeared to be cruising after a first-half double from teenager Tyrese Campbell, the son of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell.However, James Bolton netted 19 minutes left before Fejiri Okenabirhie equalised from the penalty spot in the 77th minute.Josh Laurent capped the stunning fightback when he struck in the 81st minute to earn a fourth-round home tie against Premier League side Wolves. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Newcastle survived an FA Cup scare at Blackburn as they blew a two-goal lead before hitting back to win 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s third-round replay.Rafael Benitez sent out an under-strength line-up featuring eight changes from Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.The stand-ins made a fast start when Sean Longstaff scored his first goal for Newcastle.The 21-year-old found the net inside the first minute with a deflected strike from outside the penalty area.Callum Roberts, handed his first Newcastle appearance since January 2015, doubled their lead in the 22nd minute with his first goal for the club.But Blackburn pulled a goal back 12 minutes before half-time through former Newcastle forward Adam Armstrong.And Republic of Ireland international Darragh Lenihan equalised for Blackburn with a header in first-half stoppage time.It took extra time to settle the tie, with Blackburn’s Bradley Dack missing a golden chance before Joselu pounced to slot home in the 105th minute after Rovers goalkeeper David Raya spilled Fabian Schar’s drive.Blackburn complained in vain that Joselu was offside.Ayoze Perez completed Newcastle’s escape act moments later when he cut in from the right and fired home.“We went 2-0 up and then Blackburn did well, but we reacted so I’m pleased with the effort and the commitment of the players. The young players did well,” Benitez said.Yet injuries to defenders Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles will cast a shadow over the win for Benitez.“We need to wait tomorrow and see how they are, and if they cannot play then we will bring another one in,” Benitez said. Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Rafa Benitez
A Florida teenager is hurt after a bizarre incident during an Uber ride.The 15-year-old Broward County girl was accidentally shot in the ankle by her Uber driver last weekend as he was trying to holster his gun.The driver, Adrian Harper is charged with culpable negligence. A member of our well regulated militia (and @Uber driver) moves his loaded gun with passengers in his car. He fires the gun and shoots a 15 year old girl through her ankle and heel. https://t.co/nm9k549Nt5— WellRegulatedMilitia (@Well_Regulated_) October 22, 2019 Also, Uber has cut ties with Harper because the company doesn’t allow drivers to carry guns or give rides to unaccompanied minors.
Israel was referring to last week’s 25-15 vote in Tallahassee, in which the State Senate voted to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to remove Israel from office. DeSantis suspended Israel last January, claiming that Israel’s incompetence resulted in his deputies’ poor performance in responding to last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Israel maintains that he was removed only because DeSantis is a Republican and Israel is a Democrat.He provided examples of other mass shootings around the country as proof of his explanation. He says, “No sheriff, no elected official, no police chief has been suspended. Just me.”Israel also referred to many of his deputies as “brave” and “heroes” in their response to the shooting. He adds, “We had one deputy that didn’t go in, referring to Deputy Scot Peterson. “It wasn’t a training issue. It wasn’t a policy issue. It was a fear issue.”The former sheriff says he will run again for that position in 2020, and that he believes the voters still want him as their sheriff.“They understand this election was stolen from them, that the 2016 election for sheriff was wiped out,” Israel says of voters. “The sheriff of any county in America is not the sheriff of one group of people or one city or one town or one area. You’re the sheriff of everyone in the county. As I’ve said all along, the only one responsible for taking lives that day was the evil killer,” referring to accused shooter Nikolas Cruz.850 WFTL’s Karen Curtis will soon interview Scott Israel, as well as his replacement and campaign rival, Gregory Tony. Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says his removal from office was purely political.He tells a local reporter, “It was a political sham. They dealt from the bottom of the deck. We had no chance of ever prevailing.”
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U.S. intelligence officials say it appears Iran accidentally shot down a commercial airplane killing all 176 soles using a Russian anti-missile system.Multiple media reports say the Boeing 737 plane bound for Kiev crash was an accident.The crash happened a few hours after Iran launched missiles to Iraq to attack bases that host U.S. troops.It’s Russian built surface-to-air missile-defense system was likely active in case the U.S. decided to retaliate.Most of the people on board were either Iranian or Canadian.
Dear Leslie, What can you do if your salary is non-negotiable? I don’t ask for a raise because I am certain my boss would rather replace me with a younger, cheaper employee. I have made my peace with this situation because I get to work the schedule I want, 30 hours a week. But it still bothers me sometimes knowing I’m not getting paid what I am worth, especially considering my years of experience. Dear Reader, If you are fearful your boss will fire you simply for asking for a raise, you probably do not have much job security anyway. I suggest you start thinking about Plan B. But if, as I suspect, you don’t want to ask because you are afraid of getting a “no,” I hope you’ll reconsider. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 To get a raise, you have to believe you deserve it. Prepare a request backed up by research about the prevailing rates for someone with your experience in your area, and you may get a fair hearing. Emphasize the benefits of retaining someone with your seasoning over hiring a greenhorn. Are you more efficient? More accurate? More trusted by the customers? Figure out exactly how valuable you are. If your boss says the budget is tight, that is not “no” but rather “not right now.” Ask for a review when times are better, say in three or six months. Inquire about other benefits. More time off? More support staff? Be creative in trying to identify something that may not cost the company much but would be valuable to you. Another way is to get a better offer from somewhere else, then ask your employers to beat or match it if they want you to stay. Just make sure it’s a better offer than your current situation in case they say “goodbye and good luck.” Whatever happens, you’ll be ahead of where you are now. After a little research, you may realize you don’t have such a bad deal, or you may have new impetus to find a better job – each valuable in its own way. Dear Leslie, I was invited to fly to New York for a job interview. I live in Milwaukee and only discovered when I got to the interview that the salary was $20,000 below what I would consider. Negotiating experts say you should not discuss salary until you have an offer in hand, but when lots of time and travel is involved, isn’t that a foolish strategy? Dear Reader, That depends on your goals. If time is tight, you’ve got strict salary requirements and you can’t find out through your own network of contacts, ask your prospective employer about the salary range before liftoff. But if you’ve got a little extra time and appetite for adventure, the trip might pay off in other ways, even if the job is not a perfect fit. Depending on the circumstances, you may be treated to a crash course in your competition, or a completely different industry or part of the country. Leslie Whitaker is co-author of “The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating.” Write her at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday afternoon as the Raiders take on the Chargers in Los Angeles beginning at 1:05 p.m.Fresh off their first win of the season, the Raiders take on their AFC West rival Chargers, led by the Raiders’ archenemy Philip Rivers. L.A. beat the 49ers 29-27 last Sunday on the strength of Rivers’ three TD passes.In the process of knocking off the 49ers, Rivers climbed past … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.