NOLA Legends To Team Up For All-Star Celebration Of New Orleans Music During Jazz Fest

first_imgOn Friday, May 3rd, an all-star cast will come together for a late-night tribute to the music of New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Dubbed NOLA 50: Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans, the performance will honor the beloved music of New Orleans at the French Quarter club, One Eyed Jacks, and feature a slew of iconic New Orleans musicians, modern-day local heroes, several members of Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, and more.For half a century, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has consistently shined a spotlight on the Crescent City as one of the cultural capitals of the world. As Jazz Fest celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, Live For Live Music Presents: NOLA 50 will take the audience on a retrospective tour of the music and musicians that have helped build this legacy in the Big Easy.GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award winner and bass hero, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, will lead the charge alongside Dumpstaphunk keyboardist/vocalist Ivan Neville. They will be joined by Neville’s fellow Dumpstaphunk members, Ian Neville and Alvin Ford Jr. on guitar and drums respectively, as well as Lettuce’s Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar and Eric “Benny” Bloom on trumpet. Guitarist and vocalist Walter “Wolfman” Washington, recent recipient of OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, will also join the band for this special occasion, as will the versatile and enigmatic saxophonist and late night jazz fest favorite, Skerik. More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.Tickets to NOLA 50: Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans are on sale NOW at this link. For full event information, as well as the event poster by artist Kellin Townsend, see below.Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019Show: Live For Live Music Presents: NOLA 50 – Celebrating The Music Of New OrleansArtists: George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Ian Neville, Alvin Ford Jr., Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Skerik & More…Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130Tickets: $43 Advance / $48 Day Of ShowTime: Doors –  10:00 PM / Show – 11:00 PMlast_img read more

DIGICEL Junior Caribbean Squash Championships

first_imgGuyana, Barbados battle for title todayTHE Land of Many Waters and the Land of the Flying Fish will vie for supremacy in the DIGICEL Junior Caribbean Squash Championships today at the Georgetown Club, in what is shaping up to be yet another very tight race.Following yesterday’s morning session the two countries were tied with 12 wins in the Boys’ competition, where Guyana are the defending champions. However, over in the Girls’ division Barbados have the edge, having won nine of their ten matches, whereas Guyana have only won eight of theirs.Both countries have much to prove as the competition concludes today. Guyana will try desperately to maintain their title, while Barbados would like a taste of victory – a privilege they’ve been denied since 2004.Guyana took a major hit when they finished 3-2 against the Jamaicans on Thursday afternoon, losing their slight advantage over the Bajans, which they had, after grabbing a 5-0 against Trinidad on Wednesday.However, both sides still stand a chance to improve their fate when matches continued yesterday as Guyana Boys took on the Cayman Islands, while Barbados played Jamaica.In yesterday morning’s session, both Barbados and Guyana won 4-1, in the Girls’ division, when they played Trinidad and Cayman Islands, respectively.After Guyana’s Kirsten Gomes had a quick 11-0, -2, 11-0 win against Sigourney Williams, things were looking bright for the Golden Arrowhead side.But all that changed as Rebecca Low faced off against Girls Under-19 semifinalist Marie-Claire Barcant. After Low seized the first four points of the match, Barcant held her at bay and equalized.They traded points and rallied until Barcant became the first to touch 10 points, but with Low just one point behind the set was far from over, and Low knew it.Low dug herself out of the hole and Barcant managed just one more point before the Guyanese took the set. But that was her last set win, Barcant wrapped up the next three 11-3, 11-5, 11-4.Taylor Fernandes, Makeda Harding and Madison Fernandes, however, made sure that was Guyana’s only loss. Harding and Madison had 3-0 wins against Jinan Alrawi and Chloe Walcott, respectively, while Taylor blanked Amanda Yearwood 4-0.In the Boys’ Guyana-Jamaica battle Benjamin Mekdeci, Shomari Wiltshire and Michael Alphonso won their matches, while Daniel Islam and Alex Cheeks suffered losses in theirs.last_img read more

WWE: Randy Orton set leave WWE in 2020 after teasing them again?

first_imgAlso Read | WWE RAW: What To Expect From Upcoming Episode Of Monday Night RAW LIVE TV Written By Akhil Nambiar WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago WWE: Randy Orton’s ‘ELITE’ Instagram post leaves fans in shock First Published: 30th October, 2019 00:22 IST 10 months ago WWE: 3 of the most famous unbeaten streaks in recent WWE history 10 months ago WWE: John Cena to Seth Rollins, Tweets by superstars which went viral WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Also Read | Vince McMahon And Undertaker Clicked Together At Saudi ArabiaOrton writes ‘2020’Orton replied to the post just writing 2020 on Sunday, October 26, 2019. Orton had signed a 10-year contract with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2010 and he has teased the company and his fans that he will be free to wrestle anywhere in the world after the June of 2020. It can’t be said for sure whether Orton is just trolling his fans or he is serious about leaving the WWE network. This can also be a negotiation ploy for the superstar. However, this should work in Orton’s favour as AEW is consistently beating WWE NXT in television ratings. And AEW still has few big names attached to it. With Orton’s move, it will be a big success show for AEW. 2020— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) October 25, 2019 WWE superstar Randy Orton once again teased his fans on social media about possibly leaving the World Wrestling Entertainment. Randy Orton posted a photo on Instagram earlier this week with himself looking at a board reading ‘Elite Level’ with a caption- ‘tick tock tick tock’. Also, he tagged AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, The Revival, Luke Harper, Elias, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes and Riddick Moss in this photo post. This post of him seems to be a slight indication of his potential move to AEW. His fans had a mixed reaction to this post. What WILL be. Eventually.— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) October 25, 2019 10 months ago WWE Rumours: Roman Reigns may face King Corbin or Nakamura soon SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Also Read |  WWE: Kurt Angle Adopts Son ‘Joseph’ From Bulgaria, His Fans Loved ItMeanwhile this week, Scott Dawson posted a photo with Wilder and Orton. He thanked the WWE superstar Randy Orton in the post and wrote about seeing him down the road. Wilder replied to Dawson’s tweet stating about seeing them eventually. What SHOULD’VE been! Thank you, Randy. We’ll see ya down the road. #FTRKO#[email protected] @DashWilderWWE✌🏼 🐍 ✌🏼🐐 🐐 🐐— Scott Dawson (@ScottDawsonWWE) October 25, 2019 Last Updated: 30th October, 2019 00:22 IST WWE: Randy Orton Set Leave WWE In 2020 After Teasing Them Again? Randy Orton, the WWE superstar once again teased his fans on social media of possibly leaving the World Wrestling Entertainment. Read to know more about it. Also Read | WWE Rumours: Roman Reigns May Face King Corbin Or Nakamura Soon 10 months ago WWE RAW: What to expect from upcoming episode of Monday Night RAWlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Tuesday, March 26, 2013:•4:31 a.m. Officers investigated an assault of a known suspect in the 900 block. W. 7th, Wellington.•10:24 a.m. Jessica D. Henton, 36, Medford, Okla. was arrested and confined on Sumner County arrest and detain order.•9:07 p.m. Officers investigated a vehicle fire in the 2000 block. E. Lincoln, Wellington involving a vehicle owned by Edith O. Foreman, WF, 40, Wellington.•8:15 p.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious activity by a known suspect(s) in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•11:30 p.m. Anthony J. Coleman, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective headlamps.•11:55 p.m. Scott A. LeValley, 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to obey traffic signal.last_img read more

Ali, Norton and golden age of heavyweights

first_imgIn this Sept. 10, 1973, file photo, Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, has died, his son said, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/File)by Tim DahlbergAP Sports ColumnistThey were young once, and perhaps it’s best to remember them that way.Magnificent men on stages equally as magnificent, they were part of the golden age of heavyweight boxing. With Muhammad Ali as the common thread, they fought in faraway places like Zaire and the Philippines, in Yankee Stadium and in the parking lot of a faux Roman palace on the Las Vegas Strip.“On any given night all of us could beat the other,” George Foreman said. “I had Ken Norton’s number and Joe Frazier’s number. Ali had my number, and Norton had Ali’s number. No one would give up.”For the better part of two decades, no one did. They fought each other and, if that didn’t settle things, they fought each other again. Ali in particular didn’t mind meeting a familiar foe, with three fights each against Norton and Frazier.For Norton, who died this week at the age of 70, fighting Ali didn’t just put him in the upper echelon of heavyweights at a time when heavyweights reigned supreme. It literally put food on his table for his son, Ken Jr., who would go on to play in the NFL for 13 years and now coaches linebackers for the Seattle Seahawks.The money was there because Ali made sure it was. He and Frazier met in what was truly the Fight of the Century in 1971, both getting $2.5 million purses that were unheard of at the time. In this June 9, 1978, file photo, Ken Norton, right, and Larry Holmes battle for the WBC heavyweight championship at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Holmes won the bout in a 15-round split decision. Gene Kilroy, who was Ali’s former business manager, says he’s sure Norton is “in heaven now with all the great fighters.”  (AP Photo/File) In this 1977 photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton helps Tina Turner jump rope in the ring at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau)center_img A few years later, Ali was heavyweight champion again, though some thought his time had passed. He hadn’t looked that great against Norton in their 1976 fight at Yankee Stadium, and now he was going to defend his title against Alfredo Evangelista, a solid if unspectacular contender most noted as being the best heavyweight ever to emerge from Uruguay.“Why do you keep fighting?” a radio man asked Ali before the bout.Ali looked at the man like he had just landed from outer space before explaining why he was risking his heavyweight crown.“You know what they’re paying me for one night – $2.75 million. This is not Joe Frazier or Ken Norton or Jimmy Young,” he said. “I’m getting $2.75 million for a tuneup, a warm up, against a nobody.”There had to be some nobodies, of course, because the heavyweights who really mattered couldn’t keep fighting each other all the time. Sometimes, though, it seemed like they did, even to those actually doing the fighting.“They kept coming, and kept coming, one after the other,” Foreman said. “You just couldn’t find an easy target.”Norton was no easy target – far from it. The former Marine with the sculpted body came out of nowhere to break Ali’s jaw and hand him only his second defeat in 1973. The two would fight two more times and Ali would win both, though Norton went to his grave believing that he was robbed in their last fight in 1976 in Yankee Stadium.There was no such controversy two years earlier when Norton challenged Foreman for the heavyweight title in, of all places, Caracas, Venezuela. The fearsome Foreman, fighting one last fight before he and Ali would meet in the “Rumble in the Jungle” in Zaire, knocked Foreman down three times before the fight was mercifully called to an end in the second round.“A lot of people assumed he was afraid of me but he was never afraid of me,” Foreman said. “He got in the ring and took off his robe and I looked over there and he looks like Hercules. That wasn’t pretty at all.”Norton is gone now, never really having recovered from blows taken to the head and a car accident in the 1980s that nearly killed him. So is Frazier, and other less notable alums of the great heavyweight era like Young and Ron Lyle.Getting hit in the head by a 200-pound man can take a toll, though some weathered it better than others. I was with Leon Spinks last year when he and his wife sat in a small room at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, where he was told his brain was shrinking because of the abuse it took in the ring and out.It was grand, though now it’s not so pretty. Ali himself is nearly mute and a trembling figure these days in Arizona, ravaged by the Parkinson’s Syndrome that did what no other opponent could do – silence The Greatest.“He’s living a more humble life now, but he’s doing good,” said Ali’s former business manager Gene Kilroy, who visited him earlier this year on Ali’s 71st birthday. “But he’s not the Ali he used to be when he would walk down the street and 5,000 people would follow as he yelled ‘Who’s the greatest of all time?’”Ali was, and of that there is little doubt. He captivated the world with his mouth outside the ring, and thrilled them with his work inside the ropes. Two wins each against Frazier and Norton and mighty upsets of Foreman and Sonny Liston were more than a career for any one man.His supporting class was awfully good too – the last batch of heavyweights to take up boxing before the lure of basketball and football took away so many good athletes from pursuing the sport. Like Norton, they were champions too, even if Ali always seemed to reign supreme.They were all young once, and they were magnificent.As another one passes, we’re all lucky to be able to remember them that way.____Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] or read more

Doherty urges Government to intervene as vet shortage hits Donegal farmers

first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty is calling on the Government to do more to help Donegal farmers experiencing difficulties accessing veterinary services.His comments come as the sector continues to grapple with an acute shortage of suitably qualified vets which is leading to succession issues in many rural practices.The Donegal TD, who is expected to raise the issue with the Minister in the Dáil later this week, said a chronic shortage of vets across Donegal and indeed across huge swaths of rural Ireland is creating huge problems for our farming communities. “Many farmers here have gotten in contact with me over the past number of months to express their great frustration at being unable to access veterinary services or even make contact with a vet as practitioners here are fleeing the industry in their droves.“It’s understood that many young vets are reluctant to take up posts in rural practices because of longer working weeks, rostering issues, unattractive salaries and an absence of upskilling opportunities.“Similarly, many vets are being put off setting up here due to the high costs involved in financing the purchase of a practice and the increased overheads of running the business.“This landscape is leading to succession issues in many rural practices and over the last few months we’ve actually seen a number of practices close across the county. “One local suckler farmer I meet recently said to me when discussing the issue that he couldn’t find a vet to call out to his farm for ‘neither love nor money’, such is the scale of the problem facing Donegal’s farmers.“And farmers could face further difficulties when trying to avail of veterinary services or getting vets to call out to their farm owing to Brexit.“This is because as part of the government’s contingency planning, the Department has invited vets to register for Border Inspection Posts at several of our ports and, given the number of vets which may take up these new roles, this could exacerbate the shortage of large-animal specialists even further.”He added that many of the farmers he has spoken with in recent weeks are also saying that the shortage is pushing up vet fees and that they are seriously struggling to meet those costs, with out-of-hour call outs now costing some farmers hundreds of euro.He said “This is why this week in the Dáil I will be asking the Minister to outline what measures he will now take to urgently address this alarming situation being experienced by many rural farmers, and to give details of what supports the Department will make available to ensure that rural farms have access to proper veterinary services going forward.” Doherty urges Government to intervene as vet shortage hits Donegal farmers was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:calldonegalPearse Dohertyvetlast_img read more

Spotify iPhone App Approved Thanks to the FCC

first_imgRelated Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… dana oshiro 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#music#web Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek must be ecstatic. The company’s iPhone application has been approved for the App Store ahead of competitors Rhapsody and Grooveshark. PaidContent UK reports that Apple has notified Spotify that its app will appear in the store shortly. In late July there was fear that the Swedish site’s iPhone service would be denied due to the fact that it was seen as a threat to iTunes. Since then, Apple has come under FCC investigation for its app approval process. The investigation could not have come at a better time for Spotify; the speedy approval is likely due to Apple’s interest in deflecting accusations of anti-competitive tactics. Unlike many other iPhone music apps, Spotify’s iPhone service offers users the ability to select tracks and listen to them in an offline playlist. The ability to cache files is a huge asset to those who commute to work without a wireless connection. After raising a $50 million dollar round in early August, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek made the surprise announcement that the app would only be available to premium paying members. The much-anticipated app was a great way to infuse Spotify’s subscription service with added value, but leaving revenue stream to Apple’s less-than-transparent approval process seemed a risky move. With today’s announcement, Spotify’s audiences in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France and Finland will be more likely to pay for the company’s premium service. Eager North Americans have been waiting for the Spotify service to launch stateside; nevertheless, because the company looks to sign major label deals before its American release, there is no hard date for launch. According to paidContent, “Spotify hopes to launch in the U.S. in Q3 or Q4.” Meanwhile, Florida-based Grooveshark just launched a premium service available to both US and international members, and an iPhone service has been submitted to the App store. While Grooveshark’s current app does not allow for cached offline music, the company plans to incorporate this feature in an upcoming version. Not to be outdone, Rhapsody also submitted an iPhone app early this week. If Spotify launches in the US when Grooveshark’s cached music app becomes available, it will be an interesting battle for streaming music supremacy. last_img read more

2016 All Stars Launched

first_imgTouch Football Australia is excited to announce it will again be involved in the 2016 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars concept. At today’s launch it was announced that Rugby League’s finest Indigenous players will clash with a new World All Stars team following a revamp of the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars concept.NRL Head of Football, Todd Greenberg today announced that next year’s match, to be played on Saturday, 13 February at Suncorp Stadium, will feature the Indigenous All Stars against the newly-termed World All Stars.Touch Football will again feature at the event next year after debuting in 2015. Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire said the organisation is looking forward to again be involved.  “We are excited to be included in this wonderful initiative which will celebrate the outstanding contribution of our indigenous community to the game,” Maguire said. “We are looking forward to a new format and another exciting competition between the Indigenous All Stars and an All Star team made up from across the country.”Stay tuned to the TFA website in the coming weeks for all of the latest information on the Touch Football All Stars game and voting processes. To read about today’s launch, please click here – Tickets to the 2016 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match are on sale now. To purchase your tickets, head to Links2016 All Starslast_img read more

9 months agoPremier League trio eyeing Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Premier League trio eyeing Espanyol striker Borja Iglesiasby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA raft of Premier League clubs are eyeing Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias.La Vanguardia says Leicester City, Wolves and Crystal Palace are all keen on the forward.Iglesias’ contract carries a €28m buyout clause.For now, Espanyol are yet to field any offers for Iglesias, though are aware of the English speculation.Espanyol’s record transfer is €20m for Gerard Moreno when he was sold to Villarreal. last_img read more

Video: Minnesota’s Carlos Morris Hits 3 To Tie Game vs. MSU, Misses Potential Winning Free Throw

first_imgCarlos Morris is fouled while hitting game-tying three vs. Michigan State.Vine/@MattNorlanderMichigan State nearly lost its game against Minnesota on one of the worst fouls you’ll see. Instead, the Spartans lucked out, and have a chance to redeem themselves in overtime. With his Golden Gophers down three and two seconds remaining in the game, Carlos Morris drilled a three-pointer and was fouled by Michigan State’s Gavin Schilling. Foul up three. But not like that. Izzo not even registering what happened.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 27, 2015With the game now tied at 78, Morris had a chance to win the game at the free throw line, but was unable to complete the four-point play. Instead, this great Big Ten battle has gone to overtime. Minnesota leads 81-80 with 3:32 remaining in the game.last_img read more