Jazz Fest Adds Diana Ross To 2019 Lineup

first_imgThe world-famous Jazz Fest will return to the Fair Grounds Race Course to celebrate their 50th anniversary from Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, the 28th, and Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th. That’s right, both weekends will start on a Thursday and end on a Sunday, alleviating some of the crowded atmospheres that the first weekend is traditionally known for.On Friday, the legendary festival revealed another huge artist, Diana Ross–one the most iconic performers in American music history–to the already-stacked lineup. Having celebrated her Diamond Diana 75th Birthday earlier this year, the “I’m Coming Out”, “Upside Down”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” vocalist will make her first-ever appearance at Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 4th.Related: Oteil & Friends Announce NOLA Show During Jazz FestEarlier in the week, event organizers rolled out the 2019 lineup, which features The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band, Chris Stapleton, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Santana, Pitbull, Van Morrison, Al Green, Logic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Nevilles, Gladys Knight, John Fogerty, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Tank and the Bangas, Tom Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Alanis Morissette, Gary Clark Jr., Irma Thomas, Doobie Brothers, The O’Jays, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, The Head and The Heart, Jimmy Cliff, Ellis Marsalis Family Tribute, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rebirth Brass Band, Indigo Girls, Los Lobos, Big Freedia, Kamasi Washington, Rita Coolidge, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Better Than Ezra, Lauren Daigle, Dumpstaphunk, Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues BAnd, Ani DiFranco, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gregory Porter, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Shirley Caesar, The Radiators, The Robert Cray BAnd, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright, North Mississippi Allstars, The subdudes, The Mavericks, Anders Osborne, Little Feat, Samantha Fish, Naturally 7, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Kermir Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, Sweet Crude, Boyfriend, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rance Allen Group, Sonny Landreth, Cyril Nevill’s Swamp Funk, Bonerama, Foundation of Funk, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Bobby Jones & The Nashville Super Choir, Little Freddie King, The Soul Rebels, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and hundreds more.All ticketing information, as well as daily lineups, for the 2019 Jazz Fest can be found via the festival’s website.last_img read more

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‘Super focused’ Edghill qualifies for Pan Am Games

first_imgSENIOR Sportswoman of the Year (2018), Chelsea Edghil, booked Guyana’s lone qualification spot for the Pan American Games Table Tennis Singles when she claimed a narrow victory on Saturday evening in Guatemala.The 21-year-old, who graduated from Lindenwood University in Missouri, USA with a BSc in Chemistry this month, battled back against a strong Paraguayan player to win the second leg of the qualification, which earned her a spot at the July-August Games in Lima, Peru.Guyana’s top four players (Christopher Franklin, Shemar Britton, Trenace Lowe and Edghill) all attempted to qualify for the games, and although they played hard and did achieve some success, only Edghill was able to get the important win in the second knockout.The qualification system had three trials with the top two players from each trial succeeding, before the remaining names were re-drawn for the subsequent round.Although Edghill was seeded number two, just behind Lowe, Lucero Ovelar was favourite to defeat her in their decisive clash. The US-based Guyanese lost the first game 9-11, before she won 11-5, 11-8 and 11-7, but Ovelar battled back to draw even (3-3) at 11-8 and 11-7. The former Caribbean U21 champion kept her composure to win the final game 11-9.‘SUPER FOCUSED’“In the match, the goal was to remain super focused and play one point at a time,” the former Bishops’ High School student told the Guyana Chronicle. “Not thinking about the point lost before and the one ahead, just the point I was about to play. In the 7th game, the strategy was to start early, and remain calm and confident and not have doubts about any shot.”Franklin, who lost twice to Guatemala’s Heber Moscoso, first in the round of 16 (4-2) on the first day, before losing to him in the second tournament 4-3, bounced back on day three to defeat players from Costa Rica (4-1) and Bolivia (4-3), before he was defeated by Venezuelan Marco Navas, who qualified for the games.Britton also lost to Moscoso (1-4) in the final round. The Guatemalan also booked a spot to Peru.In the final round, Lowe also fell in a deciding clash against Trinidadian Rheann Chung.Since Lowe and Franklin had lost in the virtual final, they had chances to make the reserves, but they were defeated in their playoff matches against Barbados’ Tyrese Knight and El Salvador’s Monica Mendoza.Twenty-three males from Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Panama, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, St Kitts, Honduras, Guatemala and Barbados and 19 females from Guyana, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Ecuador, Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Barbados, St Kitts and Honduras were vying for qualification spots.last_img read more

Continent 8 delivers cybersecurity services to the Philippines

first_img StumbleUpon Submit IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead  July 22, 2020 Continent 8 will allow businesses in the Philippines to connect globally using local partners, after agreeing to deliver global network and cybersecurity services to the region.The Isle of Man based technology company has selected IP Converge Data Services (IPC) and LR Data Center and Solutions, both headquartered in Makati City in Manila, for sharing Continent 8’s values of service excellence, innovation and integrity.Both significant players in the local connectivity and data centre markets, IPC and LR Data Center and Solutions will benefit from Continent 8’s advanced DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection services, alongside the company’s global private connectivity to Philippines based companies.Michael Tobin, co-founder and chief executive officer at Continent 8, commented: “With nearly 20 years of experience and operations, we have built a global reputation for service excellence alongside a unique global footprint of data centres and network points of presence.“By partnering with IPC and LR Data, we bring to the table advanced DDoS Mitigation services to Philippine enterprises, at a time when attacks are becoming increasingly prolific.”In 2016, Continent 8 announced the completion of its latest network expansion, bringing its European, North American and Asia Pacific networks together to give global coverage across a multi-terabit network, with over 25 points of presence globally. Share Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020last_img read more

MLS 2019: How Wayne Rooney’s renaissance can bring success back to DC United

first_imgThe quest for the MLS Cup final ended in a penalty shootout defeat to the Crew, in which Rooney missed from the spot, but he still placed fourth in the voting for MLS MVP and second to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the running for Newcomer of the Year.As Opta data highlights, there is even reason for United fans to predict bigger and better things from the 33-year-old this year… Related News United’s ability to ward off reported European interest in Luciano Acosta could pay dividends, especially given his blossoming partnership with Rooney last year.Acosta assisted three of Rooney’s goals in 2018, while the ex-England captain returned the favor on four occasions, most notably in the 3-2 win over Orlando City in August, when Rooney won back possession in his own half and sent a stunning long pass for his team-mate to head in a 96th-minute winner.ARE YOU KIDDING US, @WayneRooney????? AMAZING!!!!! #DCvORL https://t.co/Iys5sJBDOs— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 13, 2018Even if they cannot repeat something quite so spectacular, there is every sign that Rooney — with “Lucho” in tow — could make United a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference in 2019. NEWS | @WayneRooney speaks with members of the media after United’s training session at The Saint James Sports Complex. #DCU | #TheStJames | #DCU&TSJ pic.twitter.com/3ogL1lkUWV— D.C. United (@dcunited) 23 January 2019INSTANT IMPACTRooney arrived in the United States on a three-and-a-half-year deal last June, having been deemed surplus to requirements by boyhood club Everton.His new team’s first part of the season had not gone according to plan. A record of two wins, seven defeats and five draws from the first 14 matches had pushed thoughts of the playoffs far from their minds.Things changed with Rooney involved — and quickly. With him in the team, DC’s record jumped to 12 wins, four defeats and four draws from 20 matches, with United’s average points per game rising to 2 from 0.8.It is not hard to see why results improved. Rooney’s arrival triggered an increase to 1.9 goals per game from 1.6, while United’s defense also seemed to benefit, its goals-against average dropping to 1.1 per match from 2.1. #DCU pic.twitter.com/bcoHGaYtFY— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) 26 February 2019A PERSONAL TOUCHRooney’s presence undoubtedly gave a lift to the side as a whole, but his personal contribution to United’s campaign cannot be understated.Despite only really playing half a season, Rooney scored 12 goals and registered seven assists, the best numbers of any MLS player to appear in 20 or fewer matches in 2018. Indeed, only five other such players even managed to contribute directly to 10 goals.On the whole, Rooney has become a fulcrum of United’s attacking endeavor. Last season, despite missing 14 matches, Rooney led the team in terms of sequences that ended in shots (113), in goals (18), and Expected Goals (14.7). No other teammate managed higher than 10.6 for xG for sequences in which they were involved.18 – From Aug. 1st through the end of the MLS Cup Playoffs, Luciano Acosta led all #MLS players with 18 goals+assists (nine goals, eight primary assists, one secondary assist). Only one other player had more than 15 – teammate Wayne Rooney (17). Vital. pic.twitter.com/DX4dsiOXpV— OptaJack (@OptaJack) 31 January 2019A TANDEM WITH ACOSTA Few can argue that Wayne Rooney has been a success on the pitch since joining DC United from Everton last year.Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer revitalized his club’s fortunes in 2018, inspiring DC to a 14th postseason appearance in its history. MLS 2019: Defending champion Atlanta faces competition in new-look leaguelast_img read more