Watch Allen Toussaint’s Final Performance In New Orleans With Irma Thomas

first_imgLegendary New Orleans pianist, singer and composer Allen Toussaint passed away this last November, but not before leaving behind one of the strongest musical legacies of his generation. A leader in the community as well as in the studio and on stage, Toussaint worked with a virtual who’s who over the past fifty years, including Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Jerry Garcia, The Meters, Dr. John, Lee Dorsey, and The Band.January 14th Is Now Officially ‘Allen Toussaint Day’ In New OrleansOn this day, what would have been Toussaint’s 78th birthday, let us celebrate his exceptional life and career with Touissant’s final New Orleans performance at the Pavilion of Two Sisters City Park alongside “The Soul Queen of New Orleans,” Irma Thomas:last_img read more

Maffeo drops out of u-21 squad

first_img CEST Pablo Maffeo, the Girona player, has pulled out of the Spanish U-21 squad with a muscle strain and has been taken out the squad as a precaution. David Carmona, the Sevilla Atlético player, has replaced him for the friendly against Italy and qualifier against Estonia. 28/08/2017 IN SPORT.ES Carles Rosell Upd. at 18:19 Maffeo, baja de última hora en la Sub-21 It is, nevertheless, expected that the player will be fit for Girona’s game against Athletic on 10 September. As a result, Girona will only have two players on international duty next week: Christian Stuani has been called up by Uruguay and the goalkeeper Yassine Bounou has been included in the Morocco squad.last_img read more

Riders on bound rounds

first_imgBy BRIDGET SCOTT A 25-YEAR-OLD event in Berwick will go ahead in October after failing to run earlier in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Nitehawks halt Leafs five-game winning streak

first_imgIt was the first goal Williams had allowed in four games.McBean, with is second of the night, completed the scoring in the third period for the Hawks, now winners of four straight.The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Leafs and drops Nelson into a first-place tie with Castlegar Rebels.The Rebels defeated Grand Forks Border Bruins in the Boundary City Friday night.Nelson, leading Beaver Valley by 10 points in Murdoch standings, out shot the Hawks 31-25.The Leafs, dropping to 26-7-1-0-2, now host Grand Forks Friday before traveling to Beaver Valley to continue a game Sunday that was postponed December 29th due to a power failure at the Fruitvale Arena. Not so fast Nelson Leafs.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks registered a statement win Friday against Murdoch rival Nelson Leafs as all teams began the stretch run to the end of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The defending KIJHL Champs scored twice in the second period to dump the Nelson Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena.Kevan McBean, netting the winner on the power play, and Aiden Browell, scored in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and send the Hawks en route to the victory.Sawyer Hunt had given the Leafs a 1-0 lead in the first period.However, the Leafs were unable to get out of the frame with the lead as Karsten Jang beat Josh Williams in the Leaf nets with just over two minutes remaining in the period.last_img read more

National Go Games Week Is Launched In Croke Park

first_imgUachtarán CLG, John Horan, is delighted that the GAA, LGFA, and CamogieAssociations are working closely together to promote Go Games throughoutIreland. “The aim of Go Gamesis that every girl and boy between the ages of 6 and 11 will have positiveintroduction to Gaelic games. It is vital that three Associations are workingclosely together to make this a reality and, thankfully, this is the case. Themagnitude of National Go Games Week is testament to this.”Ladies GaelicFootball Association President Marie Hickey commented: “We were delighted towelcome 62 clubs, representing 31 counties, to Croke Park on Monday, April 15.“Each year, the LGFAis assigned one day at Croke Park and in 2019, we ran an Under-10 Go GamesBlitz.“Go Games blitzeswere held across the country in March, with all participating teams enteredinto a draw to make it to Croke Park.-2-“The players andmentors from each of the lucky clubs had the experience of a lifetime when theylined out at Croke Park.”Uachtarán an CumannCamógaíochta Kathleen Woods said: “These eight days of Go Games are a fantasticoccasion for boys and girls from across the country to experience playing onthe hallowed turf of Croke Park and also to take part in blitzes throughout thecountry. These are the future stars of our games and this experience caninspire lifelong journeys in our games.”Pat Culhane, GAANational Games Development Officer, noted that “57,000 children participated inNational Go Games Week last year and we are hoping for even bigger numbers thisyear.”Encouraged by theresponse of clubs and primary schools in Ireland, Culhane is adamant about therelevance of the Go Games initiative.“The GAA, LGFA andCamogie Association are making a massive effort to re-energise the whole GoGames initiative this year. Go Games are hurling/camogie and Gaelic footballfor children up to 11 years of age – there are no other types. It is nationalpolicy of each Association. The “Go” means that every boy and girl should getan opportunity to play in every game, for the whole game. The emphasis is onparticipation, taking precedence over performance and winning. One in threechildren aged 6 to 11 play Go Games every year in Ireland. It is a giganticsocial movement, which aims to maximise participation, fun, friendship, fairplay and sense of achievement for all. This cannot be achieved by childrensitting on sidelines.”Social Media:#GAAGoGamesprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email National Go GamesWeek should see 60,000 children getting an opportunity to play in blitzes ineach of the 32 counties during the school Easter holidays to mark the start ofthe 2019 Go Games playing season. Also, 8,000 children will play in Croke Parkover an action-packed eight days.last_img read more

SA shines at All Africa Games

first_img25 July 2007The All Africa Games came to its conclusion in Algiers on Monday night, with Egypt narrowly edging out Algeria on the medals table for first place, with South Africa securing third spot behind the two North African nations.The Egyptians, a traditional power at the All Africa Games, won 74 gold medals and 199 medals overall to squeeze in ahead of the Algerians, who lifted their performance considerably over their showing in Abuja four years ago when they finished fourth in the standings.The hosts won more medals than the Egyptians, claiming 205, but they fell four short of their rivals in the gold medal stakes. It was Algeria’s best ever showing at the All Africa Games.61 gold medalsSouth Africa ended third with 61 golds and 180 medals in total, with Nigeria, the 2003 hosts, who topped the medal table in Abuja, taking fourth place with 50 gold medals and 159 medals in all. Tunisia finished fifth with 48 golds.In total, 27 sporting disciplines were contested, with about 8 000 athletes from 52 countries participating.Unfortunately, as is all too often the case in Africa, there was controversy surrounding what some countries called the manipulation of the medal table by Algeria. Often the official medal standings were unavailable at the end of each day, leaving countries in the dark as to how well their teams had performed.Despite the complaints, Olympic President Jacques Rogge declared himself happy with the Games, telling the athletes, “Thank you, you are wonderful!”Dominant in the swimming poolSouth Africa dominated in the swimming pool, winning 53 medals, with the next best return being Algeria’s 16 and Zimbabwe’s 15. SA men won 12 golds, seven silvers, and seven bronzes, while the women claimed 13 gold medals, nine silvers, and five bronzes.The results reflected South Africa’s recent emergence as a country to be reckoned with in international swimming competitions. They were also especially encouraging given that world swimming stars such as Roland Schoeman and Ryk Neethling did not take part.Paraplegic superstar Natalie du Toit excelled in the relays and won individual gold in the 1 500 metres freestyle.South Africa also performed well in athletics, winning the most medals with 24, although Algeria won the most golds, nine to SA’s seven.1-2-3 in men’s 400 hurdlesThe Rainbow Nation’s men achieved the best results of any country, with the highlight provided by the 400 metre hurdlers. They finished 1-2-3, with LJ van Zyl taking gold in 48.74 seconds, while Pieter de Villiers was awarded silver ahead of Alwyn Myburgh, even though both athletes were time in 48.91 seconds.In wheelchair athletics, SA finished second on the table, picking up 14 medals, of which eight were for wins. There was also a gold medal for the wheelchair basketball team.South African sailors led the way in a competition that featured women’s and mixed racing. Of the nine golds on offer, SA picked up six.In another water-based sport, rowing, South Africa finished just one gold behind Algeria, although the team’s seven medals was one better than the hosts.Badminton topsAfter a tight fight against Nigeria, SA’s badminton team finished top of the table, winning two golds, three silvers, and three bronzes.South Africa was also number one in cycling, with three gold medals out of the six on offer, and six medals in all.The wrestling team secured three gold medals and five bronzes to total eight medals in all.Gymnasts claimed 12 medals, but just two golds among them. It was a similar story in chess as South Africa picked up 10 medals, but only one of them was gold.Olympic hockey qualifiersDue to a lack of facilities in Algeria for hockey, an Olympic qualifying tournament was held in Nairobi at the same time as the All Africa Games. Only the winners would qualify for Beijing 2008.South Africa’s women had no problems whatsoever in securing their spot, waltzing through the tournament and smashing Kenya 5-0 in the final.Matters were tougher for the men who faced their traditional rivals Egypt for the prized Olympic place as African champions.The Egyptians took the lead in the 34th minute through Sameh Metwaly, but just five minutes later Emile Smith leveled for South Africa. Then, with only six minutes remaining, Geoff Abbot scored the winner for SA.Taking place every four years, in the year before the Olympic Games, the next All Africa Games, the tenth edition, will be hosted by Lusaka in Zambia in 2011. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Does Creative Commons Work? Check Out the New Case Studies Database

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#web marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts The Creative Commons Foundation launched a much-needed database of case studies today, highlighting CC licensed content from around the world. Creative Commons licenses are built on top of international copyright law but let content producers offer their work with more refined permissioning for re-use than the de facto “it’s mine don’t touch it” sentiment of standard copyright.When working to advance a new concept or technology, few things are as important as showcasing proven, inspiring use cases. The new CC database does a good job of that. If your organization is interested in making your content easier to distribute, this database is a great place to learn from the experiences of others.The breadth of examples already available is very commendable and many of them are quite well developed. The one thing we wish was included in each profile is some discussion of the distribution metrics of each project and any information available about the CC license’s impact on those metrics.Creative Commons Business and Community Development Manager Jon Phillips says that the database has been in the works for months and was contributed to by quite a few CC community members. That’s evident by how well developed the site is, too often things like this are launched while still bare bones. The database is a part of the Creative Commons wiki, so anyone can add to it. Site navigation is very convenient, see for example the list of organizations using CC for video content.Two of our favorite examples in the database are the page for the African Sleeping Sickness Test and for Architecture for Humanity. It’s pretty great that content like that is available under CC license. The CC content we most often use is from Flickr, but the Flickr case study in the new database is not fleshed out at all. What are some of your favorites?We expect that this database will prove very useful for people all around the world and for the Creative Commons Foundation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Email marketing: Essential content elements

first_img HomeDigital MarketingEmail marketing: Essential content elements As we’ve been exploring the Periodic Table of Email Optimization and Deliverability in recent weeks, we’ve looked at Permission, Trust, Infrastructure and Audience. This time, we will go into another critical set of elements — those involving Content.First and foremost, in this age of smartphones and tablets, it’s critical that your emails are designed in such a way that they are Responsive (Rd) – so they are optimized to look good on a wide variety of devices and in many different email clients. You can choose to send emails in HTML or in plain text, depending on the Structure (St) that you prefer or the purpose of the email. For example, you might choose plain text for a Transactional (Tr) email, one sent to confirm an online order or provide shipping information or otherwise facilitate an agreed upon transaction. Whatever format you choose, you’ll want to carefully craft your Subject Line (Sj), the introduction that tells the recipient about the intent of the message and encourages the person to open it. Once it’s open, the email content should have a Personality (Hi), using images and text that reflect your brand, and it should strive for Readability (Re), speaking your audience’s language in scannable, easy-to-read sentences and paragraphs. The frequency with which your email messages are delivered also has an important effect on how they are received. Adopt a well-thought-out email marketing Calendar (Ca) structured around your organization’s milestones. More about the Managed InboxDownload the 2019 Periodic Table of Email Optimization and Deliverability!Email marketing: It’s the audience, stupidVerizon Media policy shuts down bot-controlled inboxes from reporting dataEmail marketing: Infrastructure intelligence Email marketing: Essential content elementsYou are here: Posted on 22nd November 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharecenter_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 The post Email marketing: Essential content elements appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Email marketing: Essential content elementslast_img read more

10 months agoEverton supremo Moshiri warns Silva over expected transfer spending

first_imgEverton supremo Moshiri warns Silva over expected transfer spendingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton supremo Farhad Moshiri is tightening the transfer purse strings.They have splashed out over £250million on transfer fees in the past two years.But with Everton sitting in the bottom half of the table, Moshiri said: “Throwing money is not the answer. “It’s getting the performance level and improving them. It is about development, about driving the club.“There will be no reaction that has not been thought out.”He continued: “You have to get it right — the buying of players and the development. Infrastructure is important and to comply with financial fair play you need to go for younger players on low wages.“The challenge is still progressing while keeping the wages down.“I think we’ve learned. We’ve had poor judgement but I feel we are in the right direction, even if it’s been difficult.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Maryland Upset With Michigan For Altering Its Logo In Schedule Poster

first_imgMichigan Football’s 2016 schedule poster is out. But one of the team’s division rivals isn’t exactly thrilled with the way it looks.Michigan Football dropped its 2016 schedule poster Monday morning, and per usual, it features the logos of the 12 opponents it’ll face during the regular season this year. But one – Maryland – is a bit unhappy with some changes the Wolverines made to its mark. Maryland’s logo, for whatever reason, doesn’t feature the flag bar that typically runs below the famed “M.”Maryland called out Michigan on Twitter. The Wolverines have not responded.Coming soon. #GoBlue— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 21, 2016Is the rest of our logo coming soon? #RespectTheFlagBar— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 22, 2016For reference, here’s what Maryland’s logo actually looks like.Maryland Official LogoIt’s also worth noting that Michigan did not put Ohio State’s real logo on its poster. That’s clearly some kind of shot at the Buckeyes.We’re not sure if a logo mixup will provide motivation for the Terrapins this year – but perhaps that game is now a little more interesting.last_img read more