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Aaron Neville Shares New Single Feat. Eric Krasno, Shmeeans, Deitch, And More [Listen]

first_imgBorn in New Orleans, Aaron Neville and his family are of the most influential NOLA musicians of our time. Having been raised and surrounded by the best of the best, Aaron Neville shares his newest song “Stompin’ Ground,” which he describes as a folklore about the “characters who crossed [his] paths.” Ahead of his new album Apache, which comes out July 15, he shares this new single which was produced by Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, and also features Lettuce’s Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and Gregg Allman keyboardist Peter Levin.A poet at heart, the 75-year-old legend explains, “That’s all about me growing up in New Orleans and a lot of the people that I ran across in my life.” He continues, “You get to the part where I’m calling out names; I start out with Moleface and Melvin; I’m Moleface, and Melvin was my friend. We got tight when we were about five years old. And the line about hanging out at the Dew Drop Inn all night long with Mac Rebennack — that’s Dr. John — it’s just characters who crossed my paths. I’ve got my brothers in there, my uncle John, the [Wild Tchoupitoulas’] Big Chief Jolly. It’s like a testimony, that song.”Shmeeans spoke about the track as well, saying, “I was lucky enough to play guitar on almost every track on this incredible record. However, on this track, I’m on Bass!! So excited that this album produced by Eric Krasno featuring Adam Deitch and Peter Levin, the writing of Dave Gutter for the legendary Aaron Neville, is about to come out.”You can read the full interview exclusively on Billboard, and listen to “Stompin’ Ground” below:last_img read more

Summit connects students, community

first_imgThe fourth annual Notre Dame Community Summit introduced new staff and student leaders Friday afternoon and updated the progress in relations between the community and the University before student government turnover occurs on April 1.“It was a great chance for the new leaders to meet with the members of the community that we’ve established relations with, and that we’ve created really successful events and programs with,” senior Denise Baron, a member of student government’s Committee on Community Relations, said. “It’s done at this time so we can ease the transition and help connect new leaders to the community members we have been working with.”One development highlighted was the creation of the Crime Safety and Prevention Task Force, started this fall in response to the growing concerns of crime targeted at students in the greater South Bend area. Student body president Grant Schmidt said the task force has made significant improvements in this area.Summit participants later broke into small groups to individually discuss specific divisions of community-University relations. They addressed transportation, cultural collaboration, good-neighbor relations and forms of engagement.“Each group had about five students and five community members, so it was a nice mix of viewpoints on these topics,” Baron said.The sub-groups later presented their ideas to the entire Summit, when they were able to receive feedback on specific ideas they had to tackle any of the current challenges involved with community-University relations.“It was great because the University leaders who can answer the students’ questions and suggestions were present, so we were able to get quick responses on ideas that emerged,” Baron said.Among the ideas discussed was the proposition for students to have a more direct involvement in the distribution of information to local areas. The idea of sub-block captains, where students would work with permanent South Bend residents to do this, was proposed.“The idea was to help encourage student involvement and interaction on a variety of levels,” Baron said.Baron said the committee has put on a lot of great events over the past term, and was excited for how the developments between the University and its neighbors will continue to grow.last_img read more

College Campus Ministry expands programming for Lenten season

first_imgUpon entering the liturgical season of Lent, Saint Mary’s Campus Ministry department is working with students to help them become more reflective and prayerful.Director of Campus Ministry Regina Wilson discussed the initiatives created in order to meet this goal.In addition to the current liturgy schedule, Campus Ministry will also host evening prayer and Stations of the Cross every week.A ‘Busy Persons Retreat’ will also be held at the end of March.“It is a retreat where people do reflection and prayer around Scripture readings, and then they meet with somebody once a day for 30 minutes for four days in a row,” Wilson said. “The meetings are focused either on some of Pope Francis’s writings on mercy or some other Lenten themes.”Wilson said Campus Ministry is also currently planning a dinner conversation between students and religious studies professor Jessica Coblentz to take place during Lent.“[Coblentz] recently wrote an article for the National Catholic Reporter on fasting and dieting and some dynamics there, so we’re going to hopefully getting a conversation going with her about that,” Wilson said.Students can also contribute to Catholic Relief Services’ rice bowls initiative throughout Lent, by donating money in faux rice bowls located in the dorms or around campus.“Students have been very generous in the past,” Wilson said. “… In the past few years, we’ve sent around $400.”Campus Ministry will also host special prayer services during Holy Week in April.“We do have a Lenten communal reconciliation service and then we do a special Stations of the Cross,” Wilson said. “… We call it ‘Solemn Stations of the Cross,’ but it is centered around women’s stories in Scripture, so it’s very cool.”Campus Ministry also reaches out to students who are not Catholic during Lent, encouraging them to learn more about the season through informational posters.“We develop a big poster on some theme … It’s kind of an invitation for people who may not know really know what Lent is,” Wilson said. “[Students] can pick something to do that might be impactful in their lives and closer to God.”Students can learn more about the material on the posters through the QR codes placed on them.“The first [poster] is going to be on prayer, just ‘What is prayer?’ and some different ways people pray, and some different things like that,” Wilson said. “There [will be] a QR code with a link to a YouTube video on meditation and introducing people to some different articles. This is just sort of trying to kind of draw more people into the season in whatever way they want to.”Wilson asks students to try to be as prayerful as they can in this busy time in the semester.“I’m just try to encourage students to be reflective and take time,” she said. “… It’s always kind of an interesting time to walk with people because you have all these moments … So we try to walk with students and accompany them.”Tags: Campus Ministry, Lent, Saint Mary’s Campus Ministry, Stations of the Crosslast_img read more

Christian Borle & More Smash Vets on Board for Bombshell

first_img Bombshell follows the life of Marilyn Monroe, from her earlier days as Norma Jeane Mortenson to her untimely death at the age of 36. The fight for title role fueled the rivalry between New York newcomer Karen Cartwright and Broadway vet Ivy Lynn, played by McPhee and Hilty, respectively. The score of the fictional musical was penned by real-life collaborators Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Wittman will co-direct the concert with choreographer Joshua Bergasse. The cast and creative team will be donating their time and talents for the entertainment charity but to help underwrite the costs of the production and to assure that 100% of the proceeds will go to help people in performing arts and entertainment who are in need, crisis or transition, the show will be funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Those that donate will have insider access to the event. As previously reported, on-screen rivals Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty will reunite for the event. Also expected to join are fellow co-stars from the NBC drama Christian Borle, Will Chase and Debra Messing, as well as a handful of Broadway favorites. View Commentscenter_img Bombshell is heading to the Great White Way for one-night-only, and now we know where! The previously announced June 8 benefit concert will bring to life the fictional Smash musical at the Minskoff Theatre, home of Broadway’s The Lion King. Tickets, proceeds of which will benefit the Actors Fund, will go on sale on April 14 to the general public. And though Bombshell will finally get its chance to shine on the Great White Way this summer, don’t expect the show (or Hitlist) to become a Broadway mainstay. “There’s been no plan to create a show out of this,” Craig Zadan, who executive produced the first season of Smash and will produce the concert with Neil Meron, told The New York Times. “There’s a good chance everyone will have a good time, it will be an exciting night, and nothing will happen.” Hey, we can dream, Zadan. She’ll do all she can for millions who look from afar, right?last_img read more

Photos! Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonathan Groff in Vogue

first_img Star Files Hamilton View Comments Jonathan Groff The hip-hop historical musical Hamilton is arriving on Broadway this summer, but first, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff and the cast are hitting the pages of Vogue! In these photos by Annie Leibovitz, the stars are dressed to impress in their gorgeous period costumes by Paul Tazewell. Check out the July 2015 issue to see the whole cast in action before they take the stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13. “Anytime you write something, you go through so many phases,” the ever-humble composer and star Miranda says. “You go through the ‘I’m a Fraud’ phase. You go through the ‘I’ll Never Finish’ phase. And every once in a while you think, ‘What if I actually have created what I set out to create, and it’s received as such?’ With this show, the real world has surpassed my fantasy life to an absurd degree.”center_img Related Shows from $149.00 Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

These homes were Brisbane’s most viewed properties this week

first_img24 Buttercup Street Mansfield Qld 4122. Picture: Will Torres of Place Coorparoo was marketing the property as being “moments away” from Westfield Carindale, parks and sports fields as well as the Pacific Golf Club.“Adorned with an array of original character features including arched breezeways, elegant chandeliers and a mixture of tiled flooring and carpet, this home is perfect for those seeking a low maintenance lifestyle,” according to Mr Torres. The home is open for inspection from noon to 12.30pm Saturday May 6. 123 Tristania Way Mount Gravatt East Qld 4122. Picture: 123 Tristania Way, Mt Gravatt Another four bedder, with two bathrooms and a two-car garage at 123 Tristania Way Mount Gravatt East also made the top eight views in Brisbane. Priced from $745,000 to $785,000, the home was on a 451sq m block in a quiet cul-de-sac, according to agent Ivana Reich of McGrath Bulimba – Balmoral.She said the home also had a sizeable office that could be a fifth bedroom which opens up to the rumpus area.The property is open for inspection from 10-10.30am Saturday May 6. 11 Morgan Street Norman Park Qld 4170. Picture: 11 Morgan Street, Norman Park One of the prettiest homes among Brisbane’s most viewed listings was 11 Morgan Street Norman Park – a four bedder that goes to auction at noon on May 27.Marketed by Aaron Woolard and Anissa Lamond of Place – New Farm, the cottage straddles old world charm and modern styling.“The layout encompasses good-sized living areas that move from room to room with ease before opening via bi-fold doors to an alfresco entertaining area. There is also a balcony off the lounge and a large rear deck, both of which overlook the rear yard.”It’s open for inspection from 10-10.30am tomorrow (Saturday May 6). 24 Buttercup Street Mansfield Qld 4122. Picture:’S south dominated the list of the city’s most viewed properties this week, with four bedders especially popular with househunters.1. 24 Buttercup Street Mansfield This two bathroom, four car garage property at 24 Buttercup Street Mansfield got the most views in Brisbane. The home is priced at over $685,000 and is in the popular Mansfield State School catchment area. 37 Duke Street Annerley Qld 4103. Picture: 37 Duke Street, Annerley A three bedroom, two bathroom, four car space home in Annerley was one of the eight most viewed homes online in the past week out of Brisbane.Agent Patrick Ivey and Dayne Evans of Harcourts M1 – Coorparoo said the pocket that the home was in was just five minutes from the Brisbane CBD and one of the hottest parts of the city with househunters.“Let’s face facts, the inner south is no longer flying under the radar. And this pocket of Annerley with its five-minute proximity to the CBD is arguably the pick of the bunch.”They believed the property would be a ticket into the area for someone willing to inject a bit of capital to upgrade the property. This one is open for inspection from 10-10.30am Saturday May 6. 54 Edith Street Alderley Qld 4051. Picture: 54 Edith Street, Alderley Following the highly popular Hamptons style, this Alderley home which is set to go to auction at 11am on May 27 was also among the most popular Brisbane homes online this week.The five bedroom, three bathroom, two car space property was being marketed by Matthew Jabs and Ross Armstrong of Place – Newmarket who have it open for inspection twice tomorrow, from 9-9.30am Saturday May 6 and also from 5-5.30pm.“Privately positioned and boasting neutral colour schemes, you will appreciate the space and form this stunning residence provides, perfectly designed to accommodate families of all ages.” 31 Donegal Place The Gap Qld 4061. Picture: 31 Donegal Place, The Gap Four bedders seem to have captured the most interest this week, including this one at 31 Donegal Place The Gap which is looking for offers over $589,000.The two bathroom, two car space house was being marketed by Ben Knight of Harcourts Solutions, who has it open for inspection from 11.30am to noon tomorrow (Saturday May 6).The high set home was on a large 807sq m block, and has high cathedral ceilings and polished timber floors, according to Mr Knight.“Double glass sliding doors open to the large wrap around deck. Taking in the full view of Mount Nebo and Mount Coot-tha this space provides the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or unwind after a long day.” 108 Mabel Street Oxley Qld 4075. Picture: 108 Mabel Street, Oxley First home buyers on the hunt for property under the $500,000 threshold were believed to be among those that drove this Oxley property onto the list of Brisbane’s most viewed properties on this week.Price at offers over $460,000, the four bedroom, two bathroom, single car space home was being marketed by Tim Davis and Skye Parker of Ray White – East Brisbane.The home was listed as an “urgent sale” with a renovation 90 per cent complete.It’s open for inspection from 11-11.30am Saturday May 6. 3 Follington Crescent Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago4. 3 Follington Crescent, Coorparoo The most expensive of the most viewed Brisbane properties this week was this Coorparoo home priced in the mid $1.3 million range.The four bedroom, three bathroom, two car space house, marketed by Craig Bullen of REMAX First Residential – Coorparoo, is a master builder’s own home built three years ago.“With no expense spared nor compromise made, this home is finished to an exacting standard and has an abundance of features typically reserved for only the most luxurious of homes.”Only three houses were in the street with the area surrounded by parklands, according to the listing.The home is open for inspection from 11-11.45am this weekend – on both Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

Video: 1st Japan-Bound LNG Cargo from Dominion Transits Panama Canal

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The Panama Canal welcomed the inaugural transit of the LNG Sakura as it carried the first-ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from the Dominion Cove Point terminal in the United States to Japan.The transit, which occurred this past weekend, marks the beginning of a new LNG commercial route between the United States and Asia from the recently inaugurated Dominion Cove Point terminal in Maryland, the second U.S. LNG export terminal to come online after Sabine Pass began operations in 2016.Dominion Cove Point has two main clients: ST Cove Point, a consortium consisting of Sumitomo Corporation and Tokyo Gas; and Gail Global LNG, a subsidiary of GAIL LTD of India. The LNG Sakura carried the first shipment of the 0.8 million tons of LNG contracted per year by the Japanese energy company Kansai Electric.The Bahamas-flagged LNG Sakura is a Neopanamax vessel, measuring 300 meters in length and 49 meters in beam. The vessel, jointly owned by NYK and Kansai Electric, was named in December 2017.It is the first vessel to be co-owned by KEPCO, which is the majority owner of the vessel with 70 percent stake, and NYK, which holds 30 pct ownership in the ship.The ship has secured a 20-year charter contract to transport LNG sourced from shale gas fields in North America and various other locations.The Bahamas-flagged ship features a moss-type tank, which is the largest in the industry, having a capacity of about 177,000 m3.LNG Sakura started its transit on April 28 in the Agua Clara locks on Panama’s Atlantic side and headed towards the Cocolí locks in the Pacific.The Panama Canal currently provides seven booking slots to LNG shippers per week. However, when demand requires it can transit more LNG vessels on a daily basis. On April 17, for example, the canal transited three LNG vessels in one day, representing a first for the waterway.In FY 2018, the canal’s LNG traffic is expected to grow by 50 percent year-on-year, increasing from 163 to approximately 244 transits.Image and Video Courtesy: Panama Canal Authoritylast_img read more

Swiss – assisted dying for elderly who are not terminally ill

first_imgThe Guardian 26 May 2014A Swiss organisation that helps people take their own lives has voted to extend its services to elderly people who are not terminally ill.Exit added “suicide due to old age” to their statutes at an annual general meeting held over the weekend, allowing people suffering from psychological or physical problems associated with old age the choice to end their life.Assisted dying is legal in Switzerland and technically even a healthy young person could use such services. However, organisations involved in this work set their own internal requirements, which differ from group to group.The move has been criticised by the Swiss Medical Association amid fears it will encourage suicide among the elderly. “We do not support the change of statutes by Exit. It gives us cause for concern because it cannot be ruled out that elderly healthy people could come under pressure of taking their own life,” said the association’s president, Dr Jürg Schlup.But Exit said that most people who would choose this option were already members of the organisation and had been looking into assisted dying for years. read more

Lennox Linton’s appeal judgment delayed

first_imgLinton’s lawyer Stephen Frasier outside CourtThe Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court have deferred decision in a trial involving journalist Lennox Linton and chattered account Keiron Pinard Byrne on Wednesday.Linton lost a defamation lawsuit against Pinard Byrne when they appeared before High Court Judge Brian Cottle who awarded him to pay damages in the sum of $50.000.00.In his judgment Justice Cottle said, at the trial “no evidence” was led to establish the truth of those statements made by Linton. He said Linton’s demeanor in the witness box was more consistent with “personal animosity towards the Byrne rather than an unbiased search for truth and that the overall tone of the offending publications also reeked of rancor rather than even handed reporting”.Linton’s lawyer Guyanese Stephen Fraser made submissions on forty grounds including slander distinction, publication on the web grounds, evidence, fair comment and natural and ordinary meaning grounds.Fraser submitted that “Cottle misstated the words allegedly used by Linton and then came to a conclusion that the statement was defamatory”.He said in Linton’s publication which was also published on “Sir Raglan Presents” web page “in intent libel there must be proof that the publication was accessed and downloaded”.“Within the context of fair comment, it will become readily apparent that in that publication Linton made two primary comments then substantiated them with facts” Frasier noted.He said it was Byrne by testimony “who called upon himself allegations of criminal connotation and not Linton”.Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan who represents Pinard Byrne told the Court that “no result of investigation or document was ever entered into evidence during the trial or for judicial scrutiny”.Astaphan said in December of 2007 “Linton could not make up his mind what was the misconduct that he allegedly accused Byrne of doing and that Linton was a political person with an axe to grind”.“The conduct of Linton warrants a slam dunk of aggravated damages, and in addition to the $50.000.00 there is the conduct of Linton which warrants aggravated damages,” Astaphan argued.Astaphan also submitted that the Court should “dismiss the appeal and award damages and aggravated damages”.Meanwhile the third defendant in the matter Raglan Riviere operates a website, dubbed “Sir Raglan Presents”, which was reproduced and posted on the World Wide Web the article written by Linton was ordered to pay damages of $10,000.00 in.His lawyer William Para Riviere submitted that the publication published on his client’s website was of “qualified privilege and that they were not published with malice”. He said his client’s website is a medium for disseminating information to Dominicans living in Dominica and abroad.A third defendant in the matter, Kairi FM Radio was also ordered to pay Pinard Byrne $50.000.00 in damages.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Lennox Linton’s appeal judgment delayed by: – May 2, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 17 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

No early window shopping for Reds

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is remaining cautious over their January transfer activity but there is unlikely to be a huge amount of movement over the next month. Press Association The window opens on Wednesday but the Reds are not looking to bring in a significant number of players to bolster the squad and there are no early signings imminent. Liverpool have extensively scouted Basle winger Mohamed Salah but reports of him being on the verge of a switch to Merseyside are premature, Press Association Sport understands. center_img The 21-year-old is regarded a key player for his club, who currently lead the Swiss Super League and as their domestic competition does not resume until February 1 there is significant resistance to a sale. Liverpool are interested in doing a deal for the promising young forward but any agreement in January would have to be on the right financial terms and may ultimately prove too difficult to complete with a summer transfer appearing more likely. Rodgers said on Tuesday not to expect any early signings in the transfer window. “There’s nothing to add on anything with regard to players coming in,” he said. “There’s nothing imminent. “Obviously the recruitment team are busy putting things together in terms of the profile of players we need here to improve the team and the squad. “The owners have invested millions upon millions into the team and every window we arrive in looking to improve where we can. This window will be no different.” last_img read more