02Mar/21

The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Share The Stage With Kofi Burbridge In Funky Florida Throwdown [Videos/Audio]

first_imgPhotos 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”.last_img read more

26Jan/21

Seniors weigh options for class Legacy Fund options

first_imgAfter sifting through hundreds of suggestions from Notre Dame seniors, the final options for the Class of 2011 Legacy Fund focus on helping students who are in need of financial assistance. Each year, the Student Development Committee (SDC) chooses a few ideas for the fund and the senior class votes on them and chooses where they would like their donations to go. There are five choices this year, and the voting began about a week ago and will most likely extend until Wednesday, said SDC Co-Chairs Maggie Nettesheim and Maria Sellers. “Something we definitely thought about a lot is that we wanted it to be something that would continue to make a difference on campus,” Nettesheim said. “We wanted it to be something that would improve life on campus and would continue to do so.” This year’s choices focus on providing funds for students who are in need of financial aid for a variety of occasions. The first option is a study abroad assistance fund. This program would be designed for students on financial aid who wish to go to abroad, Nettesheim said. “If they choose to go abroad, it would give them a little more spending money,” Nettesheim said. The second choice is a partial tuition scholarship for incoming freshmen each year. Seniors’ third option is a stipend for students who would like to do summer service, but aren’t sure where their funds would come from. “The summer service one would be a fund for those who want to do service, international or national, but they don’t have funds for where they’re living,” Sellers said. Nettesheim said it would be particularly useful for students who do not feel they could give up a summer income, and it could apply to any service endeavor, even if it’s not through Notre Dame. The fourth choice is an emergency assistance fund. This money could be used at the discretion of rectors in the event of an emergency, such as a death in the family of a student who is unable to cover the price of a plane ticket home. The last option is a donation to RecSports, which would allow for the purchase of new uniforms or equipment. SDC used multiple sources to gauge where the seniors wanted the fund to go to, including booths at senior events and an online poll. Nettesheim said this year’s senior class was very enthusiastic in contributing ideas. “We got probably 200 suggestions from the senior class when we did the online poll,” Nettesheim said. “We in the committee then narrowed it down from those suggestions.” The final outcome of the vote will most likely be announced in December. Tim Ponisciak, the assistant director of the Annual Fund, said the Senior Legacy Fund can generate anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000. Contributing to the Senior Legacy is the first step into the Annual Fund, which is a general fund that accepts donations to support “virtually everything under the Dome,” such as financial aid for students or advancing Notre Dame’s Catholic mission, according to its website. “In the spring we’ll send out a letter and brochure telling them about the sponsored fund, but also telling them a little about the Annual Fund,” Ponisciak said. Ponisciak said seniors are encouraged to contribute to the sponsored legacy fund, but they are also welcome to make a donation to any other fund at Notre Dame. “For a senior to participate in the legacy they don’t have to give to the sponsored fund,” Ponisciak said. “They can participate in another aspect of campus that they feel strongly about.” Although it is targeted toward the current seniors, other members of the Notre Dame community can contribute to the legacy as well. “Through the phone center, we call their parents to see if the parents want to give on their behalf,” Nettesheim said. “Also, that fund stays in existence. Any alumni really could donate.” For Nettesheim, the Senior Legacy Fund is important because it gives seniors the opportunity to give back to the University that gave so much to them. “I think most of us leave Notre Dame feeling like it’s been the best four years of our lives,” Nettesheim said. “And if you can get seniors exciting about giving back to the university and start that commitment early then I think that’s great.”last_img read more

29Sep/20

AP2 positive as Sweden revives parts of shelved buffer fund reform

first_imgAt the end of 2015, wide-ranging plans to reform Sweden’s pension buffer fund system – including closing two of the five funds – were shelved because no agreement could be reached among the many groups and individuals involved.In a recent interview with Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, Bolund said the structure of the four main AP buffer funds would remain, but the government would go forward with the part of the reform that focused on increased demands for sustainability and free investment.A spokeswoman for Bolund confirmed the minister’ plan for a new proposal, but said it had not been introduced yet.A cross-party parliamentary pensions group has also agreed to work on the sustainability rules and some of the rules for investments, she said. These proposals should be completed by autumn of next year – by the time of the next Swedish general election, which is to be held on or before 9 September 2018.Although many of the proposals contained within the now defunct AP buffer fund reform came in for sharp criticism from the AP funds themselves, they have since been vocal about the need for more regulatory leeway in their asset allocation – which was part of the reform.In February, AP1’s chief executive Johan Magnusson warned it would be hard for the pension fund to keep producing current levels of return given the AP funds’ mandatory 30% investment grade fixed income allocation.Hans Fahlin, CIO of AP2, said the AP funds all felt the investment regulations – which only permit the funds to have 5% in private assets, except real estate – were outdated and should be changed.Fahlin said AP2’s risk-taking should be controlled in a more nuanced way. Sweden’s second national pension fund AP2 says it is positive about the idea of the government changing investment regulations for the country’s pension buffer funds.Financial markets and consumer affairs minister Per Bolund has said he would go ahead with a new proposal on rules regarding sustainability and investment.Asked about Bolund’s intention to free up investment rules for the buffer funds, Ulrika Danielson, head of communications at AP2, said the fund was positive about the prospect of such change.“It’s positive if the investment regulations for the AP funds are changed as the return levels we have had historically will become increasingly difficult to achieve with the [current] applicable regulations,” she said.last_img read more

20Sep/20

Publix Returning to Regular Hours, Ending Reserved Shopping Times

first_imgPublix announced Thursday that it is expanding its store hours, after operating on a reduced schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Beginning Saturday, May 16, stores will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.The company is also suspending its reserved shopping hours, according to its website.We’re expanding our store hours. Starting Saturday, May 16, Publix stores will open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the pharmacy will return to regular operating hours. Learn more: https://t.co/Q4ZbAA0jI8 pic.twitter.com/pC3sl57SeN— Publix (@Publix) May 14, 2020 In addition, Publix pharmacies are also returning to their regular operating hours.“Thank you for your patience over the past several weeks while we’ve operated under reduced hours,” the company said in a statement.It adds, “We do understand some customers prefer to shop when the stores are less crowded. We encourage you to shop during the first hour of the day, when we can better accommodate that need.”last_img read more

08Sep/20

England Defender Warns Family to Miss Russia 2018 for Fear of…

first_imgEngland defender Danny Rose has told his family not to attend the World Cup because he fears they may be racially abused in Russia.“I’ve told my family I don’t want them going out there because of racism and anything else that may happen,” the 27-year-old left back told London’s Evening Standard on Wednesday.“I don’t want to be worrying, when I’m trying to prepare for games, for my family’s safety. If anything happens to me, it wouldn’t affect me like it would if my family had been abused.” Rose, who suffered personal racial abuse when he played for England’s under-21s in Serbia in 2012, added: “I’m fine with whatever may or may not happen, and I like to think I’ll be able to deal with it in the right way.”Russia has pledged to crack down on racism at the tournament, which runs from June 14 to July 15, but cases of racist abuse have continued to be reported in the country in the run-up to the World Cup, and the country was fined last month after racist abuse was directed at French players during a friendly in March.Fifa fined Russia £22 650 for that incident in St Petersburg, which is one of the 11 host cities for the World Cup, and Rose said the sanction was nowhere near enough to have the desired impact.“A £22 000 fine is disgusting,” he said. “What do (FIFA) expect? I don’t want to sound arrogant but if I’d been fined ££22 000, without sounding big-headed, it wouldn’t make a difference. A country being fined £22 000 is just laughable.”Rose, who will be appearing at his first World Cup, said his family were disappointed by his decision to ask them not to attend.“My dad’s really upset. He said he may never get a chance again to come and watch me in a World Cup,” he said. “It’s really sad. Somehow Russia got the World Cup and we have to get on with it.”Rose is the latest player to voice concerns about racism at the World Cup. His fellow fullback, Ashley Young, said last week that England’s players had talked about the potential for racist abuse from spectators.Rose told the Standard players had discussed walking off the pitch in such an event. “Until it actually happens, and under what circumstances, it’s hard to say what you’d actually do.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

28Aug/20

Seven Great Princes Academy Congratulates Gyan

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has been congratulated by his alma mater, Seven Great Princes Academy, for scoring his first goal in the ongoing AFCON 2013 when Ghana recorded a 3-0 defeat against Niger.Gyan opened the match by scoring against Niger in the sixth minute, and although Niger had a goal disallowed for an infringement four minutes later they were not a threat for most of the game.The Stars doubled their lead with a goal from Christian Atsu after 23 minutes and put the game beyond Niger’s grasp when John Boye pounced on a mistake by goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda to make it 3-0. Ghana will meet Cape Verde in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations after qualifying for the last eight.Meanwhile, Seven Great Princes Academy will embark on an honoring game from Wednesday to Saturday at the Kaneshie Sports Complex as well as the school’s Dansoman Campus.The sporting activities will include table tennis, basketball, football, athletics, fill in the bottle, sack race, musical chairs, and tug of peace, all for both boys and girls.In an interview with JOY Sports, school proprietor Raphael Brown congratulated Gyan and expressed confidence that his academy would produce more sporting greats to serve mother Ghana as the striker has.last_img read more

28Aug/20

Camp the boxers for 3 months if you want medals – Clottey tells Ghanaian authorities

first_imgFormer IBF welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey is prescribing an intensive three-month residential camping training regimen as the only way to ensure medal success for Ghana in boxing at international sporting events.According to Clottey, the system whereby boxers are selected and taken through a few weeks of training  ahead of major events will hardly yield any major results.”We need to send the boxers into residential camping for at least 3 months give them good  food and control all their social habits,” he told Joy Sports during visit to his Attoh Quarshie Gym in Achttp://admin.myjoyonline.com/articles/add/5/4cra.Clottey, who is a product of the amateur system also added that the boxers need to compete around the continent to sharpen their skill and conditioning for major events like the  Olympics, Commonwealth Games and All Africa Games.”They need a system where they will fight in several competitions in Ghana and on the African Continent. Once they have the experience it helps their technique and their conditioning levels for fights,” Clottey told Joy Sports. The national amateur boxing team of Ghana, the Black Bombers, have so far qualified only one boxer for the Rio Olympic Games and are looking forward to adding a few more in a final Olympic qualifier which comes off in Azerbaijan in about seven weeks.Prior to the last qualifier held in Cameroun, the Black Bombers had funding challenges which resulted in inadequate residential camping for the qualifier, which saw flyweight, Abdul Omar (pictured above) book his place at the Olympics.Boxing remains Ghana’s most successful sport at the Olympics with three of the four medals won so far coming from boxing. Boxers Ike Quartey Snr, Prince Amartey and Eddie Blay Snr, won boxing medals at different Olympic Games events to seal their places in Ghana’s sporting history. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

27Aug/20

13-year-old boxer Awinongya rescues paralyzed woman

first_imgUS-based Ghanaian juvenile boxer, Joseph Awinongya Jnr, has made a commitment to financially support Paulina Anokye to undergo surgery to remove a spinal tumour.Joseph saw the deteriorating condition of Paulina Anokye on YouTube on a local online magazine show dubbed “Common Sense Family” (CSF) hosted by Avram Ben Moshe. He was touched by the plight of Paulina and discussed with his dad Joseph Awinongya Snr how he can reach out to support Paulina.“I showed the video to my dad and he asked me to choose between getting a Play Station 5 which I so much desire to have and supporting Paulina with the funds” Awinongya Jnr said.“I chose to help Paulina and forget about the Play Station because her condition gradually is killing her because of money” he added.Paulina Anokye who is a native of Kwadaso a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana was diagnosed with spinal tumor at age fourteen when she started experiencing immobility in her left fingers.Due to lack of finance to correct the defect, she resorted to herbal treatment which further deteriorated her condition affecting her right arm and both legs rendering her paralysed. He has committed to supporting Paulina by paying for her medical assistance fees and an undisclosed amount for her up keep for four months after her surgery. Paulina be will admitted at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching hospital where she has been booked for surgery on 22nd of July 2020.The 13-year-old is currently rated number one and two in the 90lbs and 95lbs divisions in America has won almost all competition he has participated.He has shown a superb exhibition of boxing artistry, a rare display of boxing IQ, academic excellence and has become the toast of many in Ghana and Chicago where he lives with his family.Awinongya Jnr. also known as Jojo has won many awards since he ventured into the sport when he was five years.He is a three-time Silver Gloves National Champ, 1x USA National Champion, 2x Jr Olympic National Champion, 1x Western Elite Qualifier National Champion, 2x St Louis National Champion, 1x King of the Jungle National Champion, 2 x Wisconsin National Champion, and Power Gloves National Champion His sterling performance in and off the ring in his young career won him the Gold Star Award for Community Service by the black community in America (National Hook-UP of Black Women Inc) for being an outstanding role model in November 2019.Early this year he was admitted to The Better Chance Program, a prestigious college preparatory school in New York for excelling young talents.last_img read more

26Aug/20

Dustin Garneau’s first stint with Angels is a real homecoming

first_imgGarneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up.A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats.“Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.”Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said.“I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons.Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office.“I live two exits up the freeway,” he said.One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SIMMONS UPDATEShortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action.Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that.If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery.“Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.”ROTATION PLANSAndrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined.Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings.“I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.”The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess.“Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.”UP NEXTTwins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AMRangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AMlast_img read more

26Aug/20

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell moving back to point guard

first_img“If he’s making them, he can take 13,” Scott said, smiling. “What we talked about earlier is to get to those three spots – the post, mid post and elbow area – a little bit more. He can be more effective down there.”Bryant mostly agreed with Scott before resorting to playful sarcasm.“A lot of it was timing and getting a rhythm down,” Bryant said. “Thirteen 3’s are a lot of 3’s. But everybody [complains] when I don’t shoot enough 3’s. A lot of players shoot 15 or 13 3’s. But I’m held to a different standard.”Talking smackLakers forward Julius Randle saw an imposing figure that remains consumed with physically and verbally taunting his opponents. That man also represents one of Randle’s childhood idols. It was Kevin Garnett.But instead of the second-year player cowering under Garnett’s intimidation, Randle confronted the Minnesota forward.“I’m not scared of anybody. That’s what he does, try to get in people’s heads,” Randle said. ““I liked that, though. It gets me going.”Randle’s actions and words sounded pleasant to the Lakers’ ears.“He responded like a grown-ass man. KG has a lot of respect for him because of it,” Bryant said. “He’s laying the foundation. He wants to build his reputation around the league. He’s certainly doing that. He’s not intimidated by anybody.” “I wouldn’t say it took me away from my game,” Russell said. “I just adjusted from being the point guard and then playing off the ball is not foreign to me. I can do that. But in practice, I gained the chemistry with playing with guys on the ball.”Still, Russell obviously prefers playing at point guard. He excelled in that position in his lone season at Ohio State last year where he averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and five assists while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range.“It’ll give me the opportunity to control the game a little bit more and let guys like Jordan and Kobe play off the ball,” Russell said. “They can attack when they get the ball. They don’t have to get a rebound or something and push it and make their job harder than what it is.”Live by 3, die by 3Scott took issue with Bryant going 3 of 13 from 3-point range against Minnesota. That marked the most 3-point attempts Bryant took since March 28, 2008. The five men convened at half-court. Lakers coach Byron Scott and guard Kobe Bryant began talking. Lakers rookie guard D’Angelo Russell, second-year guard Jordan Clarkson and second-year forward Julius Randle listened intently. All of which presumably entailed something they had discussed earlier in Thursday’s practice.Scott’s experiment to feature Russell as an off-ball guard will become a one-hit wonder. Russell will start at point guard and assume ball-handling duties when the Lakers (0-1) visit the Sacramento Kings (0-1) on Friday at Sleep Train Arena.“The one thing I have to get D’Angelo to get better at is pushing the tempo,” Scott said. “He’s probably a better decision maker even at 19 years old and it’s his rookie year. So we’ll have him on the ball right now.”Bryant noted “that’s what we brought him here to do” after the Lakers drafted Russell at the No. 2 overall pick. But Scott wanted to lessen Russell’s workload. Yet, Russell posted four points on 2-of-7 shooting and recording more turnovers (three) than assists (two). Russell also did not play in the entire fourth quarter.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more