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first_imgNext week in New Orleans, the three-day NOLA Crawfish Fest will bring together some of the finest New Orleans musicians, paired with a couple choice out-of-towners. Among the latter category is Cris Jacobs, a talented singer-songwriter formerly of Baltimore’s The Bridge, who has a wonderful collaborative project Neville Jacobs with Crescent City icon Ivan Neville. Cris was kind enough to give B. Getz of Live For Live Music the 411 on what’s going down in New Orleans and what he’s been up to in recent months.L4LM: Cris! Thanks so much for your time. Where are ya at right about now?Cris Jacobs: In Atlanta right now, in the middle of a little tour. We played at the City Winery.L4LM: Right on! With Ryan Montbleu? You’re on tour with him right now?Cris: Yeah, we are doing this thing where I open solo and then play as the guitar with his band.L4LM: Oh that’s pretty awesome. Is Marc Friedman playing bass?Cris: Yeah. He is.L4LM: Oh, that’s a killer band. I’ll have to check that out sometime.Cris: We play this Thursday in NOLA with Anders Osborne at Tips.L4LM: That’s a sweet gig! Thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time to talk about the Crawfish Fest and the collab with Ivan Neville. You’re doing the Crawfish Fest with the Neville Jacobs project, right? Can you tell me a little bit about how that came together, how you and Ivan linked up?Cris: Ivan and I sort of became friends when I was with The Bridge. We used to cross paths with Dumpstaphunk all the time at festivals and what not. I actually bumped into him at couple Jazz Fest ago. I happened to walk into Harrah’s to play some poker on some idle time and happened to bump right into Ivan, and it was like, “Oh you like to play cards too?” So we sat down and played cards together for a few hours and chatted and realized we had a lot in common, so we sort of became friendly through that. . . . That sort of solidified it. By way of music, we were playing around together one day and decided we should sit down and write some stuff and put something together. You know just came up with the idea and we did! That’s how it all came about.L4LM:  That’s pretty cool man. I didn’t really understand cause y’all come from such divergent backgrounds when I saw the project—it kind of struck me by surprise. I think that’s the beauty of the scene, cause it’s not everyday cats like you two find each other.Cris Jacobs: We’ve become good friends, and, you know, there’s definitely pretty natural chemistry there musically, so it’s been fun.L4LM: Is it going to be just the two of at the Crawfish Fest, or are y’all going to have guys playing with you?Cris: Oh no, we got Tony Hall, Brady Blade, and then potentially a couple of other nice special guests that haven’t been confirmed, But the band—the band is absolutely crushing. They are really good.L4LM: Yeah that’s a killer rhythm section you got there with Brady and Tony. Absolutely.Cris: They recorded the Neville Jacobs record with us, so that’s the core group right there.L4LM: I see you also have some Chickie Wah Wah gigs while you’re down there. What are you doing over there?Cris Jacobs: I‘m doing the NOLA Crawfish afterparty the night of the day I have the gig with Neville Jacobs. I’m going over there to do a thing with Papa Mali, Brady Blade on drums, so who knows what we’re going to get into. We’ve never played together, so it should be fun and interesting. I love his stuff, and I’ve enjoyed talking to him about it. Seems like it’s going to be a real nice vibe, so I am looking forward to that and maybe I shouldn’t mention the next thing. Shaggy will get mad at me….L4LM: Well, it’s on your schedule, but it doesn’t say anything other than just the date and schedule, so it’ll give our readers something to wonder about and come see what’s going down the second night. Well how about the Carver Theatre on Sunday night?Cris: Yeah, I don’t really know yet. It’s a wild line up. It’s like Cyril Neville, Brady Blade, Nikki Glaspie, Zack Starkey. . . . I was asked to participate in it, and that’s the beauty of some of these things. You have no idea what’s going to happen; just a bunch of musicians getting together and trying to make the best of it. That’s where the magic happens.L4LM: Yeah, that’s the beauty of Jazz Fest. I really think that’s the cool thing about you guys as professional musicians going down there when really all you know is that you’re going to jam with core players, and it all turns out pretty epic. Thanks so much for your time, Cris. I’ll see you at the Crawfish Fest!Cris: Yup. I am so excited for that one, man!On May 1-3, during the days between Jazz Fest weekends, the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival will return to an exciting new home of Central City BBQ. Presented by NOLA Crawfish King and Live for Live Music, the three day event will bring together some of New Orleans’ best musicians, food, and music for a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom. With beer and crawfish included in every ticket purchase, an Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off judged by a celebrity panel, and unique supergroups featuring talent from George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, and so many more, NOLA Crawfish Festival is an experience unlike any other. The full daily schedules have been released and can be seen here. Single day, three day, and VIP tickets are still available and can be purchased here.last_img read more


first_imgSubmitted by The Community Foundation of South Puget SoundThe Community Foundation of South Puget Sound announced that its Board of Directors has approved a grant up to $80,000 for the Thurston Asset Building Coalition (ThurstonABC) to expand their work and provide coordination and administrative support to the coalition’s efforts. Now in its sixth year, ThurstonABC’s goal is to shorten the pathway out of poverty for people living in Thurston County.  The five “HUBS” — housing, food, health, income and financial literacy—are networks of nonprofit, business and government partners working in common sectors.  ThurstonABC’s focus is on collaboration within and between the sectors to reach and support the people they serve in common.The grant will fund contract positions to manage and organize the partners’ work to broaden this initiative’s reach and capacity.  Grant funds will also engage organizational development resources to continue integration within the broader community.  ThurstonABC’s goal is to form a seamless network of partners working together to create an environment where barriers to self-sufficiency for people with limited incomes are minimized.“This grant supports a community defined strategy, including enhanced collaboration in service delivery for our residents seeking an effective pathway out of poverty,” says Norma Schuiteman, The Community Foundation’s executive director.   The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound made the grant through its partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focused on alleviating intergenerational poverty. “Their efforts exemplify the type of community- identified priorities we are committed to support,” she adds.“This grant will take the impact of our work to the next level.  With the assistance of paid coordinators and other key support we believe our work will benefit people throughout Thurston County by better serving those in need,” says Robert Coit, ThurstonABC chair.  The grant will also fund work to clearly define organizational priorities, build a budget around those, and implement a fund development plan.  “We are grateful to The Community Foundation for seeing the intrinsic value of our collaborative vision and its capacity to assist the greater community,” Coit adds. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


first_imgMcKinleyville >> McKinleyville senior Christian Coley crossed the finish line in first place to lead the Panthers to a team victory at the Clam Beach Invitational in McKinleyville on Saturday.Coley was the only runner to break 17 minutes on the three-mile course, recording a time of 16:52 to beat Corning’s Caleb DeLong by 15 seconds. Ukiah’s Grant Miller (17:13) and Cade Gravier (17:14) finished third and fourth, respectively.Coley’s victory led the Mack boys to a win in the team title. Along …last_img


first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#privacy#social media#social networks Related Posts The big vote on Facebook’s proposed policy changes is in… and it’s tiny. A paltry turnout of less than 1% of Facebook’s one billion-plus user base means that the measures proposed by Facebook will pass, including the dissolution of the voting process altogether. So much for rocking the vote.7 To 1 Vote Is Meaningless589,141 Facebook users voted in favor of keeping the site’s existing policies while 79,731 users voted to switch things up and adopt the proposed policy changes. The funny thing? It doesn’t matter at all, since the vote would only be binding if 30% of a billion-ish users cast a vote. Sure, rallying more than 33 million Facebook folk was all but impossible, but the governance vote ended today at noon Pacific time with less than a million votes – an even more abysmal turnout than anticipated.Since it always required a 30% turnout to actually effect any change, the site governance vote was a nominal right to begin with. While I think Max Schrems and Europe Vs. Facebook have the right idea in putting the heat on the social network for increased transparency and better privacy procedures, abolishing the vote affects exactly nothing – except symbolically. Facebook claims that it will pursue a more meaningful channel for user feedback moving forward, since clearly the existing system wasn’t exactly working as intended – especially as Facebook’s membership exploded. But we’ll have to wait and see how that turns out. According to Facebook’s Site Governance blog:“To be clear, our goal in modifying our site governance process is to make sure that we receive feedback from you in the best, most productive way possible so that we can be responsive to your input. Many of you provided us with ideas on how we could continue to meet that goal. You pointed out that our decision to update the process gives us an opportunity to innovate and search for new and better ways to enhance participation. We agree and will incorporate your suggestions into creating new tools that enhance communication on Facebook about privacy and governance.”Other ChangesBeyond un-voting users’ voting rights away, the microscopic level of participation means that a handful of other changes to Facebook’s Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) also go into effect. Contrary to popular misinformation, the company isn’t messing with users’ ownership of their own content. Beyond a relaxed set of rules around sharing user data with its affiliates, namely Instagram, the amendments mostly alter the language around Facebook’s privacy and advertising policies rather than the content of the policies themselves. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification taylor hatmakerlast_img read more


first_imgAmanda Razani Tags:#alzheimer’s#Boston University#health#wearables Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Boston University researchers have been working on creating wearable devices that that can detect signs of early dementia and Alzheimer’s. The goal of this three-year research project is to reveal minute physical changes that correspond with the slow mental decline associated with this illness. Right now, it is hard to detect early preclinical Alzheimer’s.See Also: Can wearable technology help the elderly?The incidence of this disease is steadily increasing as the population continues to age. It is estimated that as many as 5.4 million Americans might have Alzheimer’s. The risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease increases with age, although it is not considered to be a normal part of aging.  If treatment is not found soon, it is expected that the national number of patients with this disease will almost triple by 2050.Boston University researcher, Rhoda Au, has administered wearable digital devices to 2,200 elderly individuals, as a part of the study. During a three-year period, these devices will track patient’s balance, heart rate, sleep, cognitive function, and fall risk, along with other possible medical markers.Currently, people who are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s are sent to a specialist. However, at that time, it is often too late to do anything to help the patient.Plans for the future of wearables“It’s really labor-intensive to bring people [into the lab],” said Au, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston.Eventually, researchers plan to move past wearable technology to in-home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Nest. This may give more insight as to what parts of a person’s life may cause dementia.“I’m pretty sure that I have collected data that is not useful.  But I am equally sure that I have collected data that is useful…it is very much about figuring it out as you go along,” Au said.center_img 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health… FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje…last_img read more


first_img“I’m sticking to the brand that we are still the underdogs since we won just one game,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, who is looking for his third NCAA crown.Behind the heroics of Robert Bolick, who had nine of the last 11 points of his team, the Lions grabbed Game 1, 94-87, before a huge crowd last Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDonald Tankoua and Davon Potts also made an impact for the Lions, combining for 42 points as they spoiled the Pirates’ perfect record.San Beda skipper Javee Mocon said their team’s experience in pressure situations remains their only edge against a Lyceum team which has depth and firepower. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next “This is the finals,” said Mocon. “This is a test of character. We would like to show everybody that although Lyceum has all the heart, we want to show that we have a bigger heart because we are champions.”The series opener followed the trend of the two elimination round meetings between the two powerhouse squads won by the Pirates. Only this time, the Lions found their stride in crunch time with Bolick doing most of the damage.But instead of sulking shortly after their first loss in 19 games, Lyceum coach Topex Robinson owned up to the defeat and vowed that his troops will be ready for war on Thursday.Robinson was particularly happy with the way the Pirates fought even after the Lions took a comfortable nine-point edge heading into the final seconds.“The players—we could have just rolled down and died,” said Robinson. “But they just wanted to fight. That’s how we always honor the game, by giving our best until that final buzzer. We’re not gonna just roll down and die.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOn the cusp of a 10th title in 12 years, San Beda isn’t letting go of its underdog label the way Lyceum isn’t giving up on its dream of nailing a first NCAA crown.After pinning on the Pirates their first NCAA Season 93 loss in Game 1 of the title series, the Red Lions hope to come out strong and sew up the crown Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Pressure on for Azkals after draw vs Nepal MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more


first_imgLONDON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the United Kingdom with U.S. President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other world leaders to begin two days of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.It was exactly 75 years ago today that thousands of Canadian, American and British soldiers loaded into ships in the city of Portsmouth for the fateful assault on Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944.The assault on the beaches of Normandy, the largest seaborne invasion in history, marked a major turning point in the Second World War and spelled the beginning of the end of Nazi rule in Europe.But the battle came at a heavy cost: 359 Canadians were killed and another 715 wounded or captured on D-Day, while more than 5,000 would die in fierce fighting over the next two months.In a ceremony today in Portsmouth, from which the invasion was launched, Trudeau and the other leaders will remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought on D-Day.They will then head to France on Thursday to mark the actual anniversary of the invasion, when Allied soldiers braved German mines and gunfire to begin the liberation of Europe.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgReal Madrid and Spanish National Team star football player, Sergio Ramos, was appointed this week as UNICEF Spain’s newest ambassador during an event with youth in the Brazilian city of Curitiba where he is participating in a UNICEF program for the promotion of fair play and the right to sport.Sergio Ramos has been a longtime supporter of UNICEF’s work on behalf of the most vulnerable children, visiting child survival programs in Senegal, leading and participating in solidarity matches such as Champions for Africa and Champions for Life, recording messages of support, donating personal objects and memorabilia to raise funds for UNICEF programs, and participating in television specials for the most vulnerable children.His appointment comes at an exciting time – the start of World Cup in Brazil and the kickoff of the ‘Team UNICEF’ initiative, which aims to use sport to promote tolerance, peace, respect, and also encourage cooperation and leadership among young people. It further aims to focus on the need for children to be protected from violence.During this week’s ceremony in Curitiba, Ramos stated, “As an ambassador for UNICEF Spain, it is an honor for me to help the initiatives of the organization on a larger scale to ensure that we strengthen the rights of children. I am thrilled to join ‘Team UNICEF’ during the World Cup and to support UNICEF’s work for the promotion of sport and for the protection of children. I just had a son and I cannot imagine the pain of not being able to protect him from any circumstances that would prevent him from fully enjoying his rights.”The Executive Director of UNICEF Spain, Javier Martos, conveyed his appreciation to Sergio Ramos on behalf of the organization for his continued collaboration throughout the years: “This recognition comes after many years of selfless efforts on behalf of children, both through public events and private meetings, in which Sergio has demonstrated sensitivity and full commitment to the most vulnerable children through his willingness to support UNICEF’s work worldwide.”“We all have to find a way to support the most vulnerable children,” said Ramos, who has been with the Spanish Selection since 2005. “All children have the right to survive, to develop their potential, to play and have a future full of opportunities. UNICEF’s work is fundamental to achieving this.“I am proud to collaborate with UNICEF because I trust their work and I’ve seen firsthand their achievements during a trip to Senegal. I will help share UNICEF’s message and campaigns with many other people who also want to help.”“Sport is more than just physical exercise or competition for a trophy. When a child plays, he is exercising his right to be a child. But sport also helps children grow into healthy adults, to exercise more solidarity amongst their friends, to follow rules and learn to play as part of a team,” added Ramos after chatting with a network of youth and adolescents supported by UNICEF which promotes safe and inclusive sport in several communities with limited resources Curitiba.After talking with the youth, the new Spanish Ambassador played a brief and impromptu football game.last_img read more


first_img(NDP leader Thomas Mulcair during a recent stop in Iqaluit. APTN/Photo)APTN National News OTTAWA—The NDP will be releasing its platform Wednesday on Indigenous issues within a “nation to nation framework.”NDP candidate Niki Ashton said during a sparsely-attended press conference Saturday in Ottawa that NDP leader Thomas Mulcair would be making the announcement detailing how the party would invest $2.3 billion in new money for Indigenous communities.“This is new money, on top of money Aboriginal Affairs has allocated and allocates every year to First Nations,” said Ashton.The NDP’s press conference was held to again target the Liberal party’s promised new dollars for First Nation education.The NDP says an about $1.7 billion gap exists between Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s August announcement for First Nations education and the money earmarked for the issue in the party’s costing document. During the August announcement, Trudeau said the party would be putting $2.6 billion in new money for First Nations education, but only $900 million was set aside in the costing document.Trudeau told APTN National News that his party’s education promise includes the about $1.25 billion the previous Conservative government had pencilled into the fiscal framework that was tied to passage of the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, which died on the order paper.NDP candidate Charlie Angus said it’s irresponsible for the Liberals to hinge a promise on money that “doesn’t exist” in publicly available government budget documents. Angus said the Stephen Harper government squeezed dollars from every budget corner to balance the budget and he doubts those dollars are still there.“This is money that they will have to find,” said Angus. “The idea that the money is sitting under a desk isn’t simply credible…Mr. Trudeau needs to say where is that envelope of money he is counting on.”The Liberals immediately fired back Saturday with a press release again stating their promise includes money the Conservative government set-aside.The federal Finance department said in an emailed statement to APTN that the money does still exist.“The funds remain in the fiscal framework. Following the federal election, the government will determine the best use of these funds,” said the statement.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office also said the money is there. The government has already committed $500 million from the initial $1.9 billion for infrastructure along $200 million for K to 12 education on First Nation communities, said Valcourt’s [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more