Joe Marcinek Band Featuring Joey Porter And Tony Hall Release Video Of New Tribute Song To Bernie Worrell
The Joe Marcinek Band just released a new video from their album-release party at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin, on December 14th of last year. The video shot by Joe Ramos captures the band, which, in addition to Marcinek, consists of Joey Porter (The Motet), Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk), Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company), Jonathan Hoel, and Andrew Traverse, performing the song “Bernie” off the ensemble’s latest album, SLINK.The track is a tribute to funk icon Bernie Worrell, the elite keyboard player associated with Parliament Funkadelic, The Talking Heads, and a great number of other acts, who was working on the track for SLINK before his death. Worrell recorded the lead melody for the song at his home studio in March of 2016, with the track becoming a living tribute to the legendary musician and taking the title “Bernie” after his passing later in the year in June. Marcinek had this to say of the band’s performance of “Bernie” captured in the new video: “This was the first time I had been back to the High Noon Saloon since playing there with Bernie on January 2nd, 2016. It was very emotional for me to be playing a song Bernie had recorded but never got to play live. Our drummer, Pete Koopmans, said he could feel Bernie’s spirit in the air.”You can watch the Joe Marcinek Band perform “Bernie” below, courtesy of the band.Upcoming Joe Marcinek Band Dates4/20 – Showboat Saloon – Wisconsin Dells, WI featuring Kofi Baker (Son of Cream Drummer Ginger Baker) and Buddy Pearson4/28 – Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN4/29 – Lamascos – Evansville, IN5/4 – Howlin Wolf – In the Den – New Orleans, LA featuring: All Star Super Jam5/6 – Maple Leaf Bar – New Orleans, LA part of the 3am All Star Super Jam with Terrence Higgins, Nigel Hall, Roosevelt Collier and Nate Edgar5/11 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) and Alvin Ford JR (Pretty Lights)5/12 – Crazy Horse Saloon – Nevada City, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) and Alvin Ford JR (Pretty Lights)5/13 – Boom Boom Room – San Francisco, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) and Alvin Ford JR (Pretty Lights)5/18 – Winstons – San Diego, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company) and Joel Meyer5/19 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company) and Joel Meyer5/20 – The Trip – Santa Monica, CA featuring Joey Porter (The Motet) Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company) and Joel Meyer
All of us must participate to make sure the programme we’ve put forward works – so says the president in a call for unity to meet South Africa’s potential.President Jacob Zuma called on all South Africans to participate in taking the country forward.The government was doing its part, now do your part and invest in South Africa, he said, calling on business, labour, civil society and residents to form a partnership with the state.He was speaking at a business breakfast briefing, hosted by Brand South Africa, the SABC and The New Age at Grand West Casino in Cape Town on 10 February 2012. Just a few hours before, he had said goodnight to his guests after delivering his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament.The mood at Grand West was jovial; everyone was relaxed and satisfied. The president himself was fresh-faced and upbeat.At the breakfast were government ministers, deputy ministers and business people, all armed with their questions. The briefing was broadcast live on SABC, and the general public was able to send in their questions for the president on Twitter and SMS.The openness of the dialogue was precedent-setting for a sitting South African president, and certainly marked a change in the government’s way of doing business.“We want to do things differently. We want to take South Africa forward. We believe we’ve made progress, but we know that there are challenges,” he began. The government was tackling the economy in a way that it had not done in the past. “We can’t only do politics; we must also do the economy.”Zuma said the government’s major programme was infrastructure as it believed that building infrastructure would give opportunities to all.The government was creating an enabling environment and building infrastructure, and business needed to invest in opportunities that would open up. This would bring jobs and so improve the quality of life for all.“We have discussed the difficulties of doing business in South Africa. We are opening this. You must participate in this window period.”Partnership was a big theme for Zuma, who called on business to work with the government to deal with the negative impact of job losses. Training was mentioned as a possibility. “We must create the kind of projects that can create jobs.”Asked what was different for workers in his SONA – we’ve heard this all before, was the criticism – he said: “We’ve created an environment where jobs can be created. We have a massive infrastructure programme; there is money for it. The private sector must see the opportunities for investment, and invest. The logical consequence of that is jobs.“You can’t have jobs without investment and the government is creating an environment for investment.”He had three items on his wish list from the private sector: invest in the country, have confidence in the country, and big business must help small business.A hot potato issue, especially given that the Mining Indaba has just finished in Cape Town, is the nationalisation of mines. The final word on the topic came from the president. Setting many minds at rest, and garnering a round of applause, he said: “Nationalisation is not our policy. It is as clear as that. Our policy is a mixed economy.”Of potential, he said Africa was one of the fastest growing regions in the world, and we should invest in that potential. “South Africa has the potential to grow. Working together, we can take advantage of Africa, the Brics countries and the changing economy. Invest in this country; invest in your future.”Brief questionsAsked what keeps him awake at night, the president answered: the plight of the poor. “I am kept awake thinking of ways to alleviate their plight.”He pointed to South Africa’s strategic global importance in regards to shipping, saying it did nothing in its waters for its economy, despite the shipping lanes that passed the country. There were massive opportunities in this sector.Of toll roads, another hot potato, he said they were necessary for road maintenance. However, the issue was not closed. South Africa was unusual in that the government was open to discussion of ideas and policies it had put forward.In answer to a question from the floor, the president said fronting in business – whereby companies use black people as figureheads to up their black economic empowerment ratings – would be punished. The details of what that punishment would be still had to be worked out, though. The law must come first, he said, and the details would come after.Of small towns, their factories and rural areas, he said the government was talking of reviving the economy and development of those regions as part of its plan.Asked about what was being done to stop farm murders, he pointed out that as crime was falling, so were farm murders. The police were working with farmers to stop this crime.The police were also working hard to address the issue of piracy. Many raids had already been carried out.Regarding service delivery, the government had delivered to some degree, but there were still challenges. There was electricity and water available where there had been none before. “The question of infrastructure remains a challenge.”The Italian ambassador offered his country’s and Europe’s help – we could share experiences, promote investments and help you avoid the mistakes we made in industrial policy and job creation, he said, to which Zuma replied that South Africa was certainly keen to learn what went wrong, and what would happen to alleviate the present economic crisis.Questioned about land reform, Zuma again spoke of the Green Paper on Land Reform he had mentioned in his SONA. “We are looking at those issues,” he said. “The fact is that lots of land was taken away and many people were left landless. We can’t let this continue. We need frank views from South Africans on how to solve land issues.”
By: Bari Sobelson & Hannah HydePixabay[Coins by Olichel, CC0]Change is important to personal finance managers. I’m not just talking about the kind you find at the bottom of your purse or in your pockets; I’m referring to the inevitable kind that we all face as humans on a regular basis. At its root, personal finance work is about helping clients become aware of, understand, and prepare for the inevitable change that will come with life within the context of their financial planning.So why all of this talk about change?We have an opportunity for you that you won’t want to pass up next month! Starting on September 26th, we will be offering a four-day virtual conference that is all about change! Whether you come as a PFM who is interested in assisting your clients with the multitude of changes they may experience, or as a person who is interested in learning about managing change in your own personal life, this conference is for you!This will be unlike any conference you have attended before—there will be keynotes, opportunities for conversation and networking, and a wide variety of topics surrounding change! So, if you want to keep the change, join us for this conference! You won’t regret it! To find out more information on this virtual conference, click here. We hope to see you there as we all LEARN strategies for managing change, GROW our understanding of our capacity for change, and begin to THRIVE as we connect with colleagues facing similar challenges!This blog was written by Social Media Specialists Bari Sobelson of the MFLN Family Development Team and Hannah Hyde of the MFLN Military Caregiving Team. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Luka Modrić Modric adds to Real Madrid injury worries ahead of PSG return Joe Wright 21:35 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Real Madrid Leganés v Real Madrid PSG v Real Madrid Leganés PSG UEFA Champions League Primera División Zinédine Zidane The Croatian midfielder is the latest player to be a doubt for next month’s trip to the French capital, along with Marcelo and Toni Kroos Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be a doubt for the clash with Paris Saint-Germain on March 6 due to a hamstring injury, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.The Croatia international missed training on Tuesday and is set to sit out Wednesday’s La Liga meeting with Leganes at Butarque.Head coach Zidane hopes the injury is only minor but is uncertain how long Modric will be out of action. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Modric has a hamstring issue,” he told a news conference. “I always have faith in the staff here, the physios and doctors, so he will be back with us quickly. I don’t think it is serious.”The injury is the latest to hit the Madrid squad since their 3-1 win over PSG in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 last week.Toni Kroos has picked up a knee problem and Marcelo limped out of Sunday’s 5-3 win over Real Betis with another suspected hamstring issue.Zidane remains hopeful, though, that all three could return for the meeting at Parc des Princes.”I am always positive,” he said. “I do not like to see today that we have three or four players out injured. I hope they are not out too long, but we will see. I hope it is short.”It can be that, when there are certain [injury] problems, it’s because of an enormous effort. But, at the same time, in order to cope with matches like the one against PSG, we have to repeat those efforts.”We have to maintain the pressure in every game and to keep doing it for 90 minutes. And doing it every three days is positive.”When you’re winning playing every three days, you’re more optimistic. That’s what we need now.”
PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 17: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Rhode Island Rams during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest.During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up court.yep, that’s a trip by Grayson Allen … https://t.co/hAfZbZaFGb— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) February 9, 2016Definitely looks like he meant to do that.
APTN National NewsOne of the world’s largest oil companies says they are running out of oil.In its annual financial report, energy giant Exxon Mobil says that for every 100 barrels of oil it has in reserves, it can only replace 95.The Alberta government sees that as its ace in the hole.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has more.