Newport Jazz Festival Announces Initial 2019 Lineup: Herbie Hancock, The Bad Plus, Ravi Coltrane, More

first_imgThe Newport Jazz Festival will return to Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park on August 2nd–4th, marking the event’s 65th anniversary.The historic New England jazz festival has announced it’s first wave of 2019 artists, with Herbie Hancock, The Bad Plus, and Corinne Bailey Rae topping the bill. Newport Jazz Festival will see additional performances from Buika, Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective, Sons of Kemet, Makaya McCraven, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ravi Coltrane/David Virelles, ELEW, Marcus Strickland Twi-Life, Christian Sand – 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! feat. Helen Sung and Tadataka Unno, Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game, Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes‘, Tia Fuller’s “Diamond Cut”, Sammy Miller and the Congregation, and Laurin Talese.More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.Newport, RI’s Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views. The festival at the Fort features 4 stages, food and crafts, two beer and wine gardens, and more. The festival is held rain or shine, so get ready for a weekend stacked full of Jazz’s finest musicians.Tickets are on sale now here, with numerous ticket-package options available.For more information on the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, head to the event’s website.last_img read more

University to cancel Scholars’ Visit in light of COVID-19

first_imgThe on-campus portions of the Notre Dame Scholars’ Visit (NDSV) have been cancelled as a precaution against COVID-19, the University’s Scholars’ Program and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced in a press release Tuesday.NDSV, an annual event that brings students being considered for merit scholarships to campus, was set to take place March 21-24. According to the release, interviews for program finalists will now take place online or over the phone March 21 and 22.All travel arrangements for the event have been cancelled. Finalists should monitor their emails for new announcements and instructions regarding the program over the next week, the University said in the release.“We recognize this announcement brings disappointment,” the release said. “The Notre Dame Scholars’ Program and Undergraduate Admissions teams are ready to speak with anyone who has questions or concerns.”The University issues all coronavirus-related updates on its response website.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, notre dame scholars program, notre dame scholars visit, Office of Undergraduate Admissionslast_img read more

Bills would alter judicial appointments

first_imgBills would alter judicial appointments April 1, 2003 Regular News Bills would alter judicial appointmentscenter_img Two bills proposing constitutional amendments that would affect the way judges are appointed have been introduced in the Florida Legislature.HJR 681 by Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach, and SJR 1494 by Sen. Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, would change the way the appellate judiciary is appointed.Currently, judicial nominating commissions recommend candidates for the district courts of appeal and the Supreme Court when vacancies occur, and the governor makes the final appointment.Under the bills, which must be approved by voters if they pass the legislature, the JNCs for the appellate bench would be abolished. Instead the governor would nominate a candidate for a vacancy, subject to confirmation by the Senate, similar to the federal system.The governor’s nominee would not take office until the Senate confirms, according to the bills.“My view is that the traditional balance of powers is distorted when we do not have the legislative branch involved in the selection of the judiciary at the appellate level — those that make the decisions that affect the public policy and social policy of our state,” Sen. Smith explained about his bill.“In one fell swoop of one meeting of the Committee of Ethics and Elections, we confirmed like 30-plus positions as remote and obscure as Basin Board somewhere, a place I can’t locate and I have no idea what they do. But I don’t have the role in the confirmation of the judiciary. I think it creates an imbalance. I think it overly empowers the executive branch. I’m not anticipating it will pass right away, but I’m anticipating increasing interest. I’ve actually had some editorial support for it already.“I know some people say, ‘Oh, we don’t want to get into locking down the judge,’” Smith continued.“First of all, we rarely appoint judges like they do in the federal system. It would be rare that we would lock down an appointment. And there are ways we can make that impossible. For example, we don’t have the filibuster. So having said that, I’m confident this is the direction we ought to go. I believe that you can ask average Floridians, and they believe we do follow that balance-of-power approach, and they assume that we play some role.“The other answer I hear from time to time is that “Yeah, but, we do have judicial retention.’ The history of judicial retention is that it is a non-factor in the judiciary. In the history of this state, there has never been anyone close to not being retained. It’s only happened in three states in the United States, the last I knew. So, judicial retention is not an adequate answer. People have no idea what the judges are doing, whether or not they merit retention. Merit retention, for those judges, it is an illusion, rather than an actual check on their performance. I would rather at least know at one point in time that the legislative branch reviewed and approved the confirmation process.”The House measure was referred to the House Judiciary, Judicial Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Appropriations Committee. The Senate Bill has been referred to the Senate Judicial and Rules and Calendar committees.The second bill has been filed frequently in recent sessions and calls for opening the deliberations of the JNCs, which under the constitution are now closed.Rep. Fred Brummer, R-Apopka, introduced HJR 1135, which has been referred to the Judiciary and State Administration committees. Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, introduced SJR 2250 which had not been referred to any committees as this News went to press.Neither bill has been scheduled for a committee hearing at News deadline. Interested parties can track these and other bills using the legislature’s Web site. Go to and click on either the House or Senate, and then select the “Bills and Related Items” option for a list of introduced bills.last_img read more

Starting center’s status uncertain due to hand injury suffered against New Hampshire

first_img Published on October 10, 2012 at 12:23 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ Shiann Darkangelo is trying to play through a hand injury, but Syracuse is preparing for the potential of life without its starting center.“We’ll see what she can do,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “She probably won’t be able to shoot like she’s been able to shoot, but maybe she can help in other ways, so we’ll see what happens and kind of go from there.”A slash on her hand and a collision in SU’s 4-3 loss to New Hampshire on Friday kept Darkangelo out of Saturday’s 5-2 loss against then-No. 10 Northeastern. Darkangelo received a cast for the lower part of her left arm and hand before practicing with it on Tuesday. Darkangelo was not made available for comment by SU Athletics. Her status remains uncertain for this weekend’s two-game set against Penn State in State College,Pa.The sophomore was last season’s third-leading scorer with 18 points, scoring seven goals and 11 assists. Darkangelo’s hard shot, crease presence and movement would be missed if she cannot play. Yet Flanagan and his players are confident others can pick up the slack.“She’s definitely one of our key players and creates a lot of offense for us, so, I mean, going into last game we knew we were taking a hit in the offensive end,” captain Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said. “So I guess a lot of us have to step up and kind of fill that role that we’re missing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWithout Darkangelo on Saturday, the Orange struggled to link its attack through the neutral zone and into its attacking sets. Sophomore center Allie LaCombe said Darkangelo’s passing ability makes it easy for her teammates.When Darkangelo was a senior in high school, freshman defender Nicole Renault played with her for Little Caesars Under-19s. Renault is one of SU’s more composed passers, and she has an extra appreciation for Darkangelo’s positional sense.“She sticks, she’s always getting open for the pass, she’s always talking, being a good teammate,” Renault said. “If you make a good pass she’ll make sure to let you know.”Darkangelo also carries her weight on defense, back-checking on opposing defenders sneaking into the zone.LaCombe struggles skating back and keeping track of opponents on defense. But Darkangelo teaches her something new on defense every day in practice.“If I watch her then I know what to do because she’s very smart,” LaCombe said.Renault said her teammate refuses to leave her defenders out to dry. Yet Darkangelo’s hard shot may be her greatest asset to the team.More than 80 percent of goals are scored on rebounds, Flanagan said. The speed of Darkangelo’s shot produces opportunities for teammates closer to goal, an area of weakness the Orange is looking to improve before taking on a PSU team that employs a conservative defense.“When teams pack it in in front you try to get somebody off to the side and you know just getting somebody back door, that kind of thing,” Flanagan said. “So we could use her size in front of the net and down low and just getting rebounds.”At 5 feet 9 inches tall, Darkangelo is the team’s second-tallest player, and while the team could miss her physical presence around the crease, others are expected to fill the void.Renault pointed to 5-foot-2-inch forward Melissa Piacentini, who was SU’s top performer in the beginning of Saturday’s game before recording her first career assist on fellow freshman Laurie Kingsbury’s third-period goal.Flanagan said Darkangelo is trying to play, but regardless of her status for Saturday, the entire offense is expected to step up.Said Flanagan: “Whether it’s (Darkangelo) or Emily or anybody, we got to start getting some production. But I feel good about this group.” Commentslast_img read more

Dafabet nets ‘principal sponsorship’ for Canaries EPL return

first_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Dafabet grows cricket portfolio with Durham and Sussex deals July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Submit AsianBGE launches live instant win channel with Pin Projekt June 24, 2020 Returning to the Premier League, Norwich City FC secures ‘a club record partnership’ confirming online bookmaker Dafabet as its ‘principal shirt sponsor’.Norwich City executives unveiled Dafabet as official shirt sponsor with the Norfolk football club presenting its new Premier League season 2019/2020 football kits.Dafabet marketing secures a three-season sponsorship deal and will replace online gambling group LeoVegas as principal sponsor of the Canaries.Securing a ‘landmark deal’ for Norwich City’s Premier League ambitions, Ben Kensell,  Norwich City Chief Operating Officer, said:“This really is an exceptional deal for Norwich City Football Club. Not only is it the most lucrative partnership the club has ever had by some way, the partnership alongside our commercial operation allows us to be materially more competitive as a self-financed club. Something we are constantly striving to be in everything we do”.As an online bookmaker, Dafabet has maintained one of UK betting’s most active football sponsorship portfolios, having acted as shirt sponsor of  Sunderland AFC, Burnley FC, Aston Villa and Fulham FC .Furthermore, in 2018 Dafabet would renew its ‘legacy sponsorship’ with Celtic FC, maintaining its presence as official shirt sponsors of the Glasgow football club until 2025.Dafabet chief executive Dimitris Karatzas said: “Everyone at Dafabet is delighted that we are now to be associated with Norwich City Football Club. We are proud of our past association with the Premier League, but we are even more proud to begin the new season with a partner steeped in history and tradition and a club that is highly respected for its sporting values. For us, this is the start of a very long relationship.”last_img read more