The New Mastersounds Honor Allen Toussaint With Guest-Filled Performance In New Orleans [Photos/Setlist]

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The New Mastersounds Honor Allen Toussaint With Guest-Filled Performance In New Orleans [Photos/Setlist]

first_imgThe New Mastersounds hosted another late night Jazz Fest show for the books, bringing their English-style funk outfit to the city of New Orleans during the most wonderful time of year. Another 2AM show filed into the Joy Theatre for a double set scorcher, welcoming some very special guests for the early morning tribute to the late Allen Toussaint.Lettuce/Soulive’s Eric Krasno, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, and southern rock-soul artist Marc Broussard were billed for the “Southern Late Nights” tribute to New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint.The band started and ended the night with their original music, sandwiching the tribute with hits like “Cigar Time” and “Baby Bouncer.” Nearing the approach of sunrise, the all-stars brought a new level of funky respect to classic songs like “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley,” “Night People,” and “Last Train.”Check out these incredible photos from last night, courtesy of the great Jeremy Scott: The New Mastersounds will be returning to the Joy Theatre this evening with Jon Cleary and Marc Broussard. Tickets available here.The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theatre 4/29/16:Set One: MFP, Cigar Time, Take What You Need, Dusty, Sitting On My Knees, Windjammer*, 33*, Sneakin Sally^, On Your Way+, Yes We Can%Set Two: Night People#, Hercules*, Funky Bars, Last Train=, High N Wide, T Bad, SF, Hihachi, Fancy, Upstairs, All Wrapped Up, Baby Bouncer* w/ Eric Krasno+ w/ Marc# w/ Ivan= w/ Joe^ w/ Marc & Kraz% w/ Marc & Ivanlast_img read more

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NY Pols Taking Lead in Renewed Gun Control Debate

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his State of the State address in Albany on Wednesday.The gun control debate got a shot in the arm this week when a school shooting broke out during a White House task force meeting on the issue the day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New York to pass the nation’s toughest firearms regulations.Proposed re-enactment of the federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that expired in 2004 is at the forefront of the current debate. But pro-gun lobbyists shot down such regulations as an infringement of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Emotions continue to run high on both sides.“There has got to be some common ground, to not solve every problem but diminish the probability” of future mass shootings, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday. “That’s what this is all about.”Biden was meeting with a group of hunting organizations when a 16-year-old armed with a shotgun critically wounded a fellow student in a California high school. The task force was formed after a gunman massacred 20 school children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last month.The National Rifle Association, whose leader has proposed armed guards in every school—although in the latest case, the school’s armed guard was snowed in at home—characterized the meeting as “disappointing” and said it will work with Congress instead.“No one hunts with an assault rifle,” Cuomo said Wednesday while unveiling his gun-control package. “No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer. And too many innocent people have died already. End the madness now!”He proposed banning gun clips manufactured before 1994 that hold more than 10 bullets—hardware used by the Newtown gunman and other mass murderers—modernizing the pistol permitting process to ensure felons and others barred from owning handguns don’t fall through the cracks.Cuomo also gave a nod to the NRA and conservatives such as state Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), who have suggested the gun control conversation falls short without addressing mental health and stricter punishments.“There is no doubt that illegal guns are a major threat to public safety—but it is not the only one,” Skelos said after Cuomo laid out his plans in his State of the State address. “More frequently we are reading about crimes committed by people with a history of mental illness who may not be getting the treatment they need.”The governor’s package includes enhanced sentencing guidelines for those convicted of using illegal guns, which mirrors a series of proposals Skelos unveiled last week. Cuomo also plans to propose measures to ensure mental health professionals alert authorities when they become aware a gun owner is likely to cause harm.In addition, he also wants to close a loophole that allows private gun owners to sell guns to others without the buyer being subject to the background checks they would face when making a purchase from a licensed gun dealer.On the federal level, New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on Biden to include measures to crackdown on illegal guns and strengthen background checks into his final recommendations.The senators are pushing bills mandating that states share records on felons, drug abusers and those seriously mentally ill to be used in background checks for gun buyers. They also are pushing a bill cracking down on trafficking firearms into New York.Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) is also reintroducing her legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines for guns—a bill that is likely to be part of the Newtown task force’s recommendations Tuesday to President Obama.McCarthy has devoted her political career to combating gun violence after her husband was murdered and son critically injured during the 1993 Long Island Railroad massacre. Rep. Diana Degette (D-Colo), whose district includes the infamous Columbine High School and is adjacent to Aurora—where a gunman murdered 12 people and wounded nearly 60 others at a movie theater last summer—is cosponsoring the legislation.“These devices are used to kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time possible and we owe it to innocent Americans everywhere to keep them out of the hands of dangerous people,” said McCarthy. “We don’t even allow hunters to use them—something’s deeply wrong if we’re protecting game more than we’re protecting innocent human beings.”last_img read more

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Are your members financially healthy?

first_imgWhat if credit unions embraced this model as the base model on which to operate? What if we built products, programs, and policies that encouraged financial health? This spring at two conferences, I was able to share this model and practical ways to implement it across the credit union (lending, collections, member services, HR, operations, and marketing). The implementation ideas were well-received because they were practical and the model is a simple way to inform strategy.When you think about your members or your staff, how many are financially healthy? If they are like the people in the research provided by the Financial Health Network, that states, 17% of Americans are financially vulnerable and 55% are financially coping – they need their credit union to help them improve their financial health.Next Steps: Ask yourself if your financial education program has a strategyGet to understand the Financial Health model – https://finhealthnetwork.org/u-s-financial-health-pulse/. Get involved with the Financial Health Network. There are some credit unions already involved. Brainstorm ways to help your members increase their financial health by looking at the indicators and seeing how the credit union can help. Contact me if I can help you brainstorm or share resources that BALANCE has in place to improve the financial health of your members. HEALTH …it is a word we think about every day. We think about our own health and the health of loved ones. How is health measured? We look at key indicators like blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, Cholesterol, and heart rate, for example. Our desire is for increased health. So, when I first heard of the Financial Health model created by the non-profit, Financial Health Network (formerly CFSI), I was thrilled. This framework offers four main pillars of financial health and under each pillar, there are two indicators. It is beautifully simple. They offer this model up as an open source. Why did I get so excited about this model? The Financial Health model is easier for the consumers to understand because of the specific indicators. These indicators show whether or not they have daily financial systems in place that allow them to be resilient and pursue opportunities over time. It provides a roadmap for them to track progress. Using a financial health model to model seems less insulting than pushing financial “literacy” and less nebulous than trying to include the entire field of financial education. Financial health is a framework.Financial institutions can take this framework and use it as a strategy. Many financial institutions offer financial education from a tactical level but I am not sure that there is a financial health strategy in place all the time. This model provides that. 101SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cynthia Campbell Cynthia is a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), she holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Elmhurst College in Illinois, and a master’s degree in Adult … Web: www.balancepro.org Detailslast_img read more

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PREMIUMExecutive column: Infrastructure Asia chief shares investors view on RI projects

first_imgFacebook Indonesia has a huge appetite for private capital to fund its infrastructure projects, especially in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, which puts infrastructure as his economic policy centerpiece to boost the archipelago nation’s connectivity and economic output.The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) has estimated that the country will need infrastructure investment worth US$429.7 billion between 2020 and 2024 to achieve the government’s National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) targets.Infrastructure Asia (IA), a Singapore-based infrastructure financing advisory group, understands the opportunities and plights of Indonesia’s infrastructure ambition, as the institution has been working alongside the government to attract private investors.The Jakarta Post’s Farida Susanty and Mardika Parama talked … Topics : executive-column Infrastructure-Asia infrastructure-development Jokowi Seth-Tan Singapore investment Google Log in with your social account Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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Arsenal to announce Gabriel Magalhaes transfer after defender signs five-year contract

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal to announce Gabriel Magalhaes transfer after defender signs five-year contract Gabriel has impressed Arsenal scouts with his performances for Lille (Getty Images)After spending last season on loan at Saint-Etienne, Saliba is now training with Arsenal and delivered a solid performance in a pre-season friendly against MK Dons on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Goal report that Gabriel had impressed Arsenal scouts so much that he was top of their recommendation list which was submitted to the club’s hierarchy ahead of the summer transfer window.‘I feel he is among the top five dominant central defenders in Europe right now,’ Lille president Gerard Lopez said earlier this year. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘His statistics, which aren’t well covered outside of France, show that his percentage for winning duels is pretty unheard of in a league that’s extremely physical.‘He’s an absolute machine, so to me, he’s well on his way – if not this year – to potentially a really big club. ‘I’m certain he’s on his way to the Brazilian national team at some point.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Aug 2020 9:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.6kShares Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes is heading to Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes this week after the Lille defender signed a five-year contract, according to reports.The Gunners have already completed a deal to sign Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea this summer but Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad even more ahead of the new season.Gabriel had attracted interest from several clubs including Manchester United and Napoli but Arsenal won the race and have agreed a €30 million (£27m) deal with Lille.According to Fabrizio Romano, Gabriel has now completed his medical with Arsenal and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are now planning to officially announce their new signing before the end of the week.Gabriel is expected to form a new-look partnership alongside William Saliba at the heart of Arsenal’s defence. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sanford ends GOP challenge to Trump 2020

first_imgDES MOINES — Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is ending his long-shot G-O-P challenge of President Trump’s reelection.During a news conference on the steps of New Hampshire’s statement, Sanford said because of the impeachment fight, there is “no appetite” among Republicans for a “nuanced conversation” about the country’s mounting fiscal crisis. Sanford has warned the country is headed for a “financial storm” because of the spending decisions that are being made in Washington.Sanford began making trips to Iowa late this summer, but he recently announced New Hampshire would be the home base for his long-shot campaign.Two other Republicans have announced they’re challenging President Trump for the GOP’s 2020 presidential nomination. Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld campaigned at the Iowa State Fair. Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh has made a few trips to Iowa this fall.last_img read more

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Messi still driven to win with Argentina, insists Aguero

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Lionel Messi and Sergio AgueroBuenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Lionel Messi still “loves” the Argentine national team despite more than a decade of disappointments, international team-mate Sergio Aguero said on Thursday as the pair prepare for the Copa America in neighboring Brazil.Despite trophy cupboards laden with club accolades, both Messi and Aguero have suffered much heartache with the Argentine national team.Messi, Argentina’s all-time leading scorer, and Aguero were part of the Argentine squads that lost three major finals in successive years at the 2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa America and 2016 Centenario Copa America.Messi was also a beaten finalist in the 2007 continental tournament.The five time Ballon d’Or winner’s national team frustrations are well known and at 31 he is fast running out of opportunities to win a major international honor with his country.He has already retired from international duty once before — albeit briefly — and took eight months off following Argentina’s World Cup last 16 exit just under a year ago.“We all know the desire that Leo has when he comes here,” said Aguero from Argentina’s training base just outside Buenos Aires.“The happiness he transmits is fundamental for us because we know very well how much he loves the national team.”– Disappointment –Despite winning Spain’s La Liga for the 10th time with Barcelona this season, it was a disappointing one for Messi even at club level.He made no secret of his desire to win the Champions League this season, even admitting before the campaign began how much he wanted to bring that “beautiful cup back to Camp Nou.” He’s won it four times with Barca but not since 2015, and in the last three seasons the Catalan giants have been eliminated after crushing away defeats — the last two of those despite taking a three-goal advantage into their second leg matches from the first leg at the Camp Nou.At the weekend, Barca also lost 2-1 to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.“No-one likes to lose. Obviously he’s been disappointed in the last competitions after the Champions League and Copa del Rey” defeats, said Aguero.“But he’s great, he’s experienced, he knows football is like this, that there is joy and in some moments there is sadness… He knows that better than anyone.”The Argentine national team has been training at home this week ahead of a pre-Copa friendly against Nicaragua on June 7.They will then leave for Brazil where Messi and his partners will begin their Group B campaign against Colombia in Salvador on June 15.They will also play Paraguay and Asian champions and the next World Cup hosts Qatar, first time guests to South America’s major showpiece.While Messi and Aguero have more than 200 caps and over 100 international goals between them, much of coach Lionel Scaloni’s squad is made up of inexperienced youngsters.“Most of us are new, there’s a new coaching staff. (But) Argentina is Argentina, us players will fight until the end for Argentina to be the best,” said Aguero.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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