Listen To The New Stew Perform Bill Withers’ Live At Carnegie Hall Album In Its Entirety

first_imgThe recently-formed supergroup The New Stew, featuring all-star members from Living Colour, The Lee Boys, The Aquarium Rescue Unit and more, has been captivating audiences with their soul drenching, funk heavy tribute to the great music of Bill Withers by performing the 1972 album Live At Carnegie Hall in its entirety! The band made its way to the Brooklyn Bowl on Monday, May 9th, and have two more shows coming up in Asheville, NC and Atlanta, GA.Watch All-Star Musicians Join Forces For ‘Lean On Me’ At Bill Withers Tribute ShowThe New Stew includes Corey Glover (Living Colour, Galactic) on vocals, Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys) on Lap Steel/ Pedal Steel, Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood) on percussion, Dave Yoke (Susan Tedeschi Band, Dr. John, Scrapomatic) on guitar, Jared Stone (Stone’s Stew) on drums, and Matt Slocum (Oteil and the Peacemakers, Col. Bruce Hampton & Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Lee Boys) on piano. Enjoy full audio from the rockin’ Brooklyn show, thanks to taper Eric McRoberts:Here’s a fan-shot video of “Better Off Dead”:The New Stew Tour Dates5/11 Wed- The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC5/12 Thu – Center Stage – Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

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Wilson’s Pascagoula childhood shapes ESF basketball coach as speaker, leader

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Standing in a picnic area surrounded by students sitting in chairs or on benches, Seneca Wilson spoke about the importance of advancing to the next level — of school, a career and life in general.The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry assistant men’s basketball coach did so for half an hour in front of 40 local inner-city high school students. It was his first time formally working as a motivational speaker and he did it with conviction.Wilson grew up in the projects of Pascagoula, Mississippi, sometimes eating syrup, ketchup or mayonnaise sandwiches. His family struggled financially as his single mother, Linda Wilson, worked at Wendy’s to put food on the table for her family.“And that’s why I am the way that I am,” Wilson said. “I love people. I want to do anything I can to help someone get their life better.”Shaped by his childhood and the mother whose life philosophies guided him through it, he is constantly motivating — his players on the ESF men’s basketball team and the student workers he supervises as the assistant director of operations for SU’s Department of Recreation Services.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen he was a child, Wilson’s mother would tell him, “Baby, if you got it, give it. If you don’t, then you can’t do anything.”At 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, ESF held its first official basketball practice of the season. Coaches watched like hawks as the team scrimmaged five-on-five. Small forward Ryan Caldwell missed two three-pointers before Wilson pulled him to the side.“You’re one of the best shooters on the team,” Wilson said. “But you have to believe that.”Caldwell returned to the scrimmage and made a pair of 3-pointers.Wilson works with Mighty Oaks big men on footwork and shooting. But when Wilson approached Mighty Oaks head coach Scott Blair about an expanded role, Blair realized Wilson could provide an element that ESF didn’t already have.Sage Beemer, a Mighty Oaks power forward, was warming up before an ESF game against Polytechnic Institute of New York University, when Wilson pointed to the banners on the ceiling. The banners happened to have the same last name as Beemer on them.“He knows when we are having a bad day or a really good day,” Beemer said. “If he knows we are having a down day, he will come over and say something to us that will make us get back in a rhythm.”During holidays growing up, Wilson’s mother gave presents to the children around the neighborhoods that had less than their family. For other kids’ birthday parties, she baked cakes. Wilson calls her a “giver.”That much was in his blood, but it wasn’t until he went to the Boys & Girls Club on Old Mobile Avenue that he started to become a coach. Wilson went there as a child and returned as a volunteer, coaching kids that, like him, were exposed to shootings, drug dealings and addicts.The Boys & Girls Club gave Wilson an opportunity to get out of Pascagoula. Wilson had not traveled much outside of his city or state. The program took the kids on field trips to waterparks and camps outside of his hometown and state.“It made me see past my city,” Wilson said.A few years later, he was out of Pascagoula. Wilson attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he became the first person in his family to graduate from college.When Wilson attended the school, he got a job in campus recreation. There he met and developed a friendship with Chris McGee, the assistant director for facilitiesDuring Wilson’s sophomore year in 2002, McGee and Wilson went to the Emerging Recreational Sports Leaders Conference at Clark Atlanta University where Dr. Dennis Kimbro, a professor of business and motivational speaking at the school, spoke.Wilson recalls Kimbro saying, “You have 18,632 days left on this Earth. What are you going to do with the rest of them?”The question resonated with Wilson. He realized that he wanted to become a motivational speaker.He uses those same motivational techniques during skill workouts in practices, before and at halftime of games and in front of those 40 inner-city high school students.At the park, the kids observed Wilson in silence with a dedicated focus. When the speech ended, some of the kids came up to Wilson and said, “Thanks, that’s exactly what I needed.” Comments Published on October 21, 2014 at 12:10 amlast_img read more

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Nigeria miss flight to Brazil for Confederations Cup

first_imgNigeria have missed their flight to Brazil because of a row over players’ bonuses, BBC Sport has learned.The Super Eagles are due to play their first match in the tournament on Monday but they remain in Namibia after Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier.Nigeria’s players are unhappy after they were offered a $2,500-a-man bonus for the 1-1 draw in Windhoek, insisting they want double that amount.And it appears they have refused to travel while the dispute continues.It raises questions over whether the African champions will participate in the tournament which runs from 15-30 June.Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Aminu Maigari met the team on Wednesday night in Windhoek to explain to them that the organisation has no choice but to make drastic cuts in its expenditure. Last week, local media reported there was a players’ revolt in Kenya over the bonus when the Super Eagles beat the home team 1-0 in another 2014 World Cup qualifier.The players wanted to be paid $10,000 each for the win in Nairobi but several officials rejected the claims.The cash-strapped NFF has been forced to cut back on backroom staff of the various national teams, including the Super Eagles, after an expensive Africa Cup of Nations campaign in South Africa.They had even considered pulling out of the 2014 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) for players in the local league because of poor finances before a change of heart.Nigeria were due to fly out of Windhoek to Johannesburg on Thursday bound for Sao Paulo before continuing their journey to Belo Horizonte, venue of their opening match of the Confederations Cup against Tahiti.last_img read more

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Dodger fans go from happy to dumbstruck in game 1 loss to Cardinals

first_imgIf hope could fuel a fastball, Clayton Kershaw’s final toss in the seventh inning of Friday’s National League Division Series game would’ve slipped past Matt Carpenter and got the Los Angeles Dodgers out of the inning and kept the 6-4 lead intact.But as much as Greg Orfalea stood, clapped and encouraged the Dodger ace, it wasn’t enough.Carpenter hit a bases-clearing double and the chants of “MVP! MVP!” in the nosebleed seats beyond the right field foul pole were quiet.“We’re losing,” Orfalea said. “Holy Jesus.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When she saw the lead evaporate, she was dumbstruck. Disappointed. Deflated. Around her on the field-level seats on the third-base side, it was hard to make sense of what was happening. A voice yelled out, “Fire Mattingly,” referencing the team’s manager, Don Mattingly.Ramos said that wasn’t the right call.“In a matter of one inning — one pitch — it all turned around,” Ramos said of the Cardinals’ eight-run seventh inning. “But I get why he kept him in. He wanted his ace in there.”The day started with promise for fans as they prepared to settle in for the midafternoon game on a sweltering day.Dodger Express shuttle buses were jampacked with fans as a regular rotation squeezed people in and ferried them from Union Station to Chavez Ravine. On one bus, the chant started. “Let’s go, Dodgers! Let’s go, Dodgers!”A man in a Matt Kemp jersey near the front urged the riders to get pumped up for the game.“We’re going to win this game and set the tone for the playoffs,” he said. “We’re going to win it for Tommy (Lasorda) and Vin (Scully).”The cheers filled the tiny bus. When they streamed off, they made their way through the turnstiles and picked up the complimentary blue Dodgers towels that were waved throughout the game.Early on, so many people were in their seats through the first innings, the lines at the beer and hot dog stands were largely empty.Roger Ball, a 66-year-old from Westminster, said he’s been to more Dodger playoff games than he could remember. He said he was hoping to see a third World Series — a trifecta that included the last Dodgers’ World Series title in 1988 and one he saw in 1965. In that one, he watched Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax and wasn’t afraid to draw parallels to what he’s seen from Kershaw.But it was the 1988 World Series, where he saw Kirk Gibson’s miracle home run, that remains the top playoff memory for him.“Everyone says they were there,” he said with a laugh. “I was really there. It was incredible. We were there for an hour and a half after he hit it.”Fans were looking for some of that Gibson-like postseason magic with Dodger star Yasiel Puig, who came up in the bottom of the ninth inning and a chance to win it for the Dodgers.Out in the right field pavilion, people stood with hands to their lips. Jerseys with Kemp, Gonzalez, Robinson and Lasorda stood in line with blue uniformed Los Angeles Police Department officers. The moment was pure baseball. And, for Dodger fans, pure heartbreak.Puig struck out.Eddie Cabrera and his son were hoping for a bit of a different outcome. But wishing and cheering were no match for Trevor Rosenthal either. They trudged from their seats to the exits.Lost.“We had high hopes,” Cabrera said. “If he had won it would’ve been a big step for him.”But standing with his son, Eddie Cabrera Jr., 14, the La Verne residents said they hadn’t lost faith. They’d be at the next playoff game today.“We’ll keep coming as long as they keep playing,” Cabrera said. “We still believe.”center_img The sentiment wasn’t solitary. His two friends gasped in disbelief. Just one pitch before, Orfalea and Ed Siegler of Tarzana were discussing whether Kershaw should come out to pitch the eighth inning.Now the team was down. And they were down.“Unbelievable,” Siegler said.For the first time since the first inning when the team trailed 1-0, it had been a game on cruise control. Fans were relaxed. When it was 6-1 in favor of the Dodgers, the fans laughed along with mid-inning games on the Dodgervision scoreboards.“We were just hanging out and enjoying the game,” said Marissa Ramos, 28, of Gardena. “Standing, clapping. It was all good.”last_img read more

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“Liberian-owned Businesses Will Not be Marginalized,” President Weah Asserts

first_imgPresident Weah wants LRA to reduce tariffs Liberia’s President, George Manneh Weah, has indicated that Liberian owned businesses will not be marginalized but given equal opportunities with foreign businesses or investors during his administration.President Weah made the statement yesterday during his inaugural address at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The inauguration, which was witnessed by several current and former heads of state, international and local partners, current and former soccer stars, is the first of its kind in the history of Liberia, many have said.“As we open our doors to all foreign direct investments, we will not permit Liberian-owned businesses to be marginalized. We cannot remain spectators in our own economy,” President Weah said.According to Weah, his government will prioritize the interests of Liberian-owned businesses and offer programs to help them become more competitive.“We will offer services that international investors seek as partners,” Weah said, which many businesspeople have welcomed.President Weah noted that to change the structure of the Liberian economy will require huge investments in agriculture, infrastructure, in human capital, and in technology.“We hope our international development partners will assist us in this transformation. I would like to thank the international community for the invaluable contributions they have made to our peace and economic development,” Weah said.According to him, this victory could not have been possible without the support of the youth of Liberia, the women, especially those who make their living by selling in the markets.Weah added, “We will do all that is within our power to provide an environment that will be conducive for the conduct of honest and transparent business. We will remove unnecessary regulatory constraints that tend to impede the establishment and operation of business in a profitable and predictable manner.”Leelai Kpukuyou, Secretary General of Liberia Business Association (LIBA), is encouraged by the President’s promise, but said, “On the economy, we will hold him to his feet to deliver, because it is now time that Liberian businesses stand on their own in this country.”LIBA SG Leelai Kpukuyou“We look forward to work with him to deliver his best for Liberians, particularly the private sector. With his pro-poor governance, he should realize that the private sector is the engine of growth,” she said.She indicated that the act establishing LIBA gives the CBL the right to work with them and provide access to finance by business people for empowerment.Madam Kpukuyou added that President Weah has indicated that he may not deliver the best speech, but will do his best as President of Liberia.Sam Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Corina Hotel, situated in Sinkor said he was delighted with the statement made by President Weah and remains optimistic about improvement of Liberia’s businesses. One of the two major Liberian hotel owners operating in Monrovia, Mitchell is well underway with a ambitious project to transform his hotel into a 10-storey modern facility.“Weah is aware of the problems businesses are facing and he is serious to address,” said Mitchell, who was president of LIBA when former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took office in 2006.Mr. Mitchell observed that there is a need for business people to also be prepared to meet some of the challenges or advantages ahead of Weah’s plans for businesses.“We need to prepare ourselves as business people to benefit from some of the opportunities that will be provided by President Weah,” he said.Sam Mitchell, CEO, Corina HotelAccording to him, access to finance, long term finances for construction, mortgage and contract remain some of the key challenges facing Liberian-owned businesses.Caesar Morris, Communication Director of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL), lauded President Weah, stating, “We look forward to working with him to improve Liberia’s businesses.”PATEL is an advocacy group that became famous for their stance against government policies considered unfriendly to Liberian businesses. According to Morris, Liberia is the only nation currently in the MRU and ECOWAS whose government has a non-nationalist procurement law.He indicated that Sirleaf administration made every effort lobbying for aid funding for electricity but had high tariff impose on renewable energy products such as solar-powered systems, thereby discouraging private sector investments that could power communities across the country.“We will formally be submitting our deliverable to his offices shortly and our six count petition to the national legislature in the coming days,” Morris said.Morris said the government needs to create an enabling environment that powers local business by revisiting the current GoL tariff, address the issues of dual currency, put in place proper procedure to finance Liberian businesses to ensure a sustainable Liberian economy.Caesar R. Morris, Chief Communications officer, PATEL“We look forward to working with this administration to amend the small business act that awards only 25% of GoL procurement to Liberian business, among others. We have a strategy clearly outlined in our deliverables to be presented to President Weah,” he said.Morris said Liberia needs trade sustainable development, especially for businesses, which will help country.“We want a realistic government that is development-oriented, not playing politics with our lives and nation. Be practical; if you want to electrify Liberia don’t only look for aid funding but also give incentives encouraging possible investments in that sector,” Morris said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Unpaid Region 1 security guards seek help

first_img…forced to borrow money to maintain families Security Guards attached to the offices of the Region One Regional Democratic Council (Barima-Waini) are calling for their payment, which they have not received since January.The unpaid workers were previously employed with another security firm, whose contract was not renewed when the coalition Government took office.According to one security officer, his family ‘s wellbeing is dependent on the money he earns as a security guard, since with “the nature of the job and the shift system, persons employed cannot find the time to cultivate their farms, and as such depend solely on their salaries to maintain their families.”He added that enquires regarding payments directed to Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO) Renitta Williams are being met with the same response each time: “Payment is on its way”.Forced to borrow money to sustain themselves and their families, the workers are calling for urgent intervention and assistance in resolving their current plight.Just on Wednesday last, security guards of Region Five picketed the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) calling for termination of the contract with the firm they are currently working with.This firm, according to reports, has failed to pay its workers since December last.The guards, who were at a breaking point, withdrew their services from several key agencies in the region to support a call for the regional administration to terminate the contract with the company to provide security to schools, hospitals and other Government agencies.Katty Fraser, a mother of two, said her daughter is currently hospitalised, but she has no money to supply her needs.Another guard, Vernetta LaRose, a mother of eight, who resides at Number 22 Bel Air, West Coast Berbice, said the guards were told they must open an account at a specific commercial bank, into which their salaries would be paid.The picketing action of the guards were reportedly met with hostility from the Region 5 Executive Officer, Ovid Morrison, who ordered them out of a section of the RDC compound.Region 5 Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, in a meeting with the guards, voiced his hope that the Government would intervene on the guards’ behalf, as his engagements with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm had proved futile.last_img read more

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Real McCoys clinch spot in semis

first_imgAfter losing their opening game to the South East Prairie Thunder, the Regals played an excellent first period, and also took advantage of their chances in the second, to post a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes, and a 3-1 lead after 40. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for us” said Dundas player of the game Ryan Kuwabara.  “We’ve got a really good goalie, we’ve got some good lines and good defence, it’s just a matter of time.”  Kuwabara kicked off the third period comeback when he neatly converted a nice saucer pass from Rob DeCiantis, and says his team is hungry for its first Allan Cup championship.   “You get some breaks here, and get some pucks to the net, and you never know what will happen.”Advertisement The Dundas Real McCoys did enough to qualify directly to the Allan Cup semi finals, with a 4-4 tie against the Powell River Regals on Wednesday afternoon.  Bobby Russell played his first game of the Allan Cup for the Regals, and had an immediate impact, scoring a pair of goals.  Cal Benazic also scored twice for Powell River. But, knowing a tie (or even a close game) would be enough, the Real McCoys battled back in the third, taking the play to the Regals, and ratcheting up their physical intensity.  With six minutes remaining, and trailing by one, Dan Pitre picked off a pass at the blue line, and sent a long shot in on Chad Vizzutti.  The shot was deflected by a Regal defenceman, and fooled Vizzutti, to tie the game, and send the Real McCoys into the semi finals.  – Advertisement -By Jon Zacks Also scoring for the Real McCoys was Dan Pitre (2), and Justin Davis.  Photo:  Powell River Regals Tyler Gow takes it to Frank Grandits of the Dundas Real McCoys – MT Actions Photography So, the Real McCoys will have Thursday off, while awaiting their opponent in the semi finals.  The Regals will play a quarterfinal on Thursday, against the winner of Wednesday night’s Clarenville / Bentley game.last_img read more

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Barca will face ‘the signing of the summer’ when they take on Sevilla

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Silva moved to Milan from Porto in 2017, but did not have much success in Serie A Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Andre Silva goal vs. Real Madrid (1-0). pic.twitter.com/9aHCtnV6hd— eazy 💜 (@acmilan_eb) September 26, 2018For much of that September evening it felt like Machin’s team could score any time they attacked, and their lethal finisher, with movement that appeared impossible to track, was a huge part of it.“Silva had Madrid against the ropes,” Sport concluded. Putting the European champions to the sword was a huge statement about just how far the youngster can go.Two goals in Portugal’s first two UEFA Nations League matches (the winner against Italy and an initial equaliser against Poland) show Silva’s quality is not only limited to the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, his productiveness filling a Ronaldo-sized void for the country. That will make the potential suitors who are likely already sizing the attacker up even more keen.Unfortunately for them, Sevilla played a smart long-term game when they brought him in on loan. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow 4 no dice REVEALED Hat-trick d’Andre Silva! 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/95M92wzFy3— D R A G A O P I C S (@DragaoPics) August 20, 2018Four goals in his last four games have fired Pablo Machin’s side to the summit of La Liga, and none were more pivotal than the brace in a 3-0 demolition of Real Madrid.Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane won’t forget that night any time soon. The opening goal came with just 17 minutes on the clock when Silva snuck behind the Frenchman and evaded the Spaniard to finish first time. The second? Only four minutes later and with one touch again, the striker appeared in the perfect space to double the home side’s lead. ADVICE 4 Sevilla, meanwhile, look like they have pulled yet another rabbit out of the hat. The club that made Freddie Kanouté a goal machine, Álvaro Negredo average a goal every other game, and Kevin Gameiro a three-time Europa League winner have worked their magic again.Next up for the league leaders is a head-to-head clash for first place at the Camp Nou this weekend, and with Barça’s defence letting in more than a goal per game in La Liga at the moment, Silva has the chance to make himself the hero for the big occasion once more. 4 With only six points between 12th and first place, the start of the Liga season has left everyone scratching their heads, and perhaps nowhere are the surprises more prevalent than in the goal scoring charts.A number of educated guesses could have been made in the summer as to who the sharpest players in front of goal would be this term. Lionel Messi is always a given. Gareth Bale, liberated from the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo, would be another. Diego Costa or Antoine Griezmann were further clear candidates. shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img Silva scored twice against Real Madrid in a 3-0 win Most popular football news Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF With an option to buy for €35m on top of the €3m initial sum paid to bring him in on loan this year, the Andalucian club now hold the keys to the future of Europe’s striker of the moment.That figure already looks like a bargain: continue in his current form, and the resale value for the player could be double. Which is why Milan are kicking themselves over their lack of foresight in agreeing those terms. “People in Portugal knew he was good, so the general consensus was that he was underperforming in Italy and just didn’t adapt,” Expresso journalist Mariana Cabral told talkSPORT. “Of course, though he was bound to improve, no one thought he would do quite so well now.”Sevilla have clearly done their homework – or at least more homework than anyone else, as is so often the case. The instant nature of Silva’s transformation supports that conclusion.The 22-year-old scored a hat-trick in his La Liga debut against Rayo Vallecano: a left-footed strike, poacher’s finish from a corner and smart take-down followed by a high-shot giving him more goals in one game than he had managed in an entire league season in Serie A. A nice stat, and it would have remained had the forward not gone on to hit a purple patch with perfect timing that has helped his team ascend the table. Silva is on loan at Sevilla this season, but the Spanish club have an option to make the move from Milan permanent for €35m Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Andre Silva has scored seven goals in his first eight Liga games REVEALED REPLY RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars A striker who scored twice in 24 appearances for Milan, however, and playing for the team who only scraped into seventh place in Spain last year, would not have inspired the same confidence.Yet here we are with eight games played and Sevilla are top of the league, thanks in large part to seven goals from André Silva, who is proving to be the signing of the summer.The Portuguese is the second highest goal scorer of the Spanish season so far, trailing Cristhian Stuani by one, and unlike the Girona forward, none of his strikes have come from the penalty spot.Silva has shown a remarkable level of efficiency that stands in stark contrast to his dismal season in Italy last year, finally delivering on the potential with which he earned a move away from Portugal in the first place. 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