Naughty Professor Welcomes Chali 2na, Ivan Neville, Benny Bloom, Dave Shaw, And More On ‘Identity’

first_imgThere is an old adage that says, “You can judge a person by the company they keep.” If you take that as a given, then Naughty Professor is clearly one of the funkiest collectives on the scene right now. On their latest release, Identity, the New Orleans-based outfit brought funk luminaries like Chali 2na of Jurrasic 5, Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce and The Shady Horns, David Shaw from The Revivalists, Jason Butler, Dexter Gilmore, Sasha Masakowski, Mike Dillon, Mykia Jovan, and Cliff Hines together to make each track a unique work of art. Though that list is incredible, the most impressive thing about the disc is that the band always maintains their musical voice, or, as the conceit of the title acknowledges, their Identity.“Mirrors” kicks in with a looping guitar line that lulls the listener into a trance before the welcome arrival of the horns and percussion. Using a disorienting track as the lead is a cunning move on their part, a move that lets listeners know that nothing can be taken for granted on Identity. The parade of guest stars on this record is, as previously mentioned, mind boggling. On “Without A Trace,” Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na brings his bass-heavy verbal flow to the proceedings while Ivan Neville croons the chorus and adds some lovely organ fills. Spot on horn breaks from the brass trio of Nick Ellman and Ian Bowman on sax and John Culbreth on trumpet provide a high register counter to 2na’s legendary deep flows while Neville funks up the middle ground. Benny Bloom blends his trumpet to the mix on the instrumental “Without A Trace” taking things down a smoky, jazzy journey down the Nawlins alleys before guitarist Bill Daniel lets loose a little sonic fury. Daniel provides some very clean and cutting licks to the next track, “Stray,” which features David Shaw of The Revivalists dropping by to add some palpable sensual undertones.Check out this wonderful video featuring David Shaw on “Stray”Keyboardist Jason Butler slides his gurgling jams into the snaking horn and percussion jam of the instrumental “Do You Like Dragons” so smoothly it seems as if he had always been there. When the smoothly expressive singer Dexter Gilmore enters “I Can’t Sleep at Night,” the Naughty Professor guys pull themselves back a pace, but even then, they can’t stop themselves from punctuating his sharper notes. Daniel delivers one of his crunchier solos, which serves as a perfect counterpoint to the R & B stylings of Gilmore. Breathy singer Sasha Masakowski is a revelation with her call-and-response riffs with the band during “Through It All.” Madman Mike Dillon pops in on “Venison Poetry” to build something truly beautiful before starting fires and watching the music burn.Watch Dillon team up with the Professor boys in this just-released video for “Venison Poetry”When Chali 2na and Dexter Gilmore team up to share the mic for “Darker Daze,” you get the feeling that the world can indeed be oppressive, but the splashy horns seem to insinuate that there is always hope.Check out the “Darker Daze” video from Naughty Professor below:Mykia Jovan almost steals the show on “Stolen Ones” with her lower key turn at the beginning of the track, and when she gets into the groove, her flow is unstoppable. Even artists accustomed to taking the lead, like bandleader, composer, and guitarist Cliff Hines works to add to the music rather than dominate the flow. Professor drummer Sam Shahin and bassist Noah Young are at their strongest while Hines works his fret board magic on “Psycho Switch.” The wild and horny “Funk 4 Lunch” shows that you really CAN’T have too much of a good thing as a plethora of horn players descend on the track like locusts, devouring everything in their wake.The performances on the record, from both the hosts and the parade of guest stars, are all spot on and somehow remain balanced and representative of each player’s natural sound. Special credit should go to Qmillion (Robert Glasper) for his deft production work on Identity. The members of Naughty Professor have a lot to be proud of on their latest release. Not a lot of bands could give themselves over to so many distinct voices and still make music that resonates with their own voice. Luckily for listeners, when it comes to identity, Naughty Professor is completely aware of who they are and what they do best.[Photo: Jeffrey Dupuis]last_img read more

HAA Award recipients announced

first_imgThe Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Awards were established in 1990 to recognize outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni leadership and engagement. This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24, during the fall meeting of the HAA Board of Directors.last_img

ND Mobile Web Arrives

first_imgNotre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies (OIT), in collaboration with its Office of Public Affairs and Communications (OPAC), recently released ND Mobile Web to provide mobile device users with useful information about Notre Dame resources.The Web site,, is accessible to a global audience and connects users with a wide selection of Notre Dame resources, such as news, athletics, emergency campus information, OIT alerts and student, faculty and staff directories.The mobile Web site was launched to meet the growing popularity of smart phones.“Everyone on campus seems to have mobile phones and we were looking for a way to provide the mobile experience to them,” said Chas Grundy, OPAC’s director of interactive marketing. “ND Mobile Web on your phone is a great way to find a number, check out a computer lab, or grab ND news and sports scores.”According to a recent University press release, this mobile platform was developed through a close collaboration between OIT and OPAC.“The world of communications and technology is intrinsically linked and our partnership is key to delivering new tools to campus to help our Notre Dame family stay educated, engaged and connected,” said Todd Woodward, associate vice president for marketing communications.One of the features of ND Mobile Web is its “Find an Open Lab” resource. A student interested in seeing whether a particular computer lab is busy can choose this feature and be provided with the real-time number of available computers.“The new mobile culture emphasizes real-time answers to your most pressing questions,” Grundy said in the press release. “It empowers you right now because of where you are and what you are doing.”Other resources available on ND Mobile Web include ND on YouTube, which allows users to browse videos on Notre Dame’s YouTube channel, and NDPrayerCast, which delivers spiritual content such as information about Basilica masses and campus ministry.Students are enthusiastic about this new site and the opportunity to get immediate answers to questions and concerns.“I really like the ‘Find an Open Lab’ feature,” freshman Joe Mackel said. “It keeps you from wasting time waiting in line for a computer.”Junior Tim Purcell also likes the convenience and real-time features of the Mobile Web.“Now I can save time and check scores when I’m standing in line at Starbucks,” he said. “Maybe in the future they can even put The Observer on Mobile.”Such an idea may be a reality in the future for the resources of the Mobile Web are expected to grow rapidly.“We are continuing to develop ND Mobile Web,” Grundy said. “In the future, we hope to add more features such as an online map, calendars, tools, events and more.”last_img read more

Good Governance: Give your meeting minutes a makeover

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » Finalizing the minutes for the CUES board used to take up to six hours per meeting. But when I learned some new strategies, I was able to cut that time in half while still preserving the key elements the minutes need to include.When I first started taking board minute for CUES, I didn’t have a recorder. So I took minutes by sitting in the meeting with my agenda right next to me, writing down a mixture of shorthand and longhand, trying to capture the bulk of the meeting conversation and stay on point with the presentation. Some key problems with this approach were that sometimes it was hard to read sections of my notes afterward and I had to start on minutes right after the meeting so I wouldn’t forget what was said.I was in the habit of typing the minutes almost verbatim. During a 2018 CUES Board Liaison Workshop session, we discussed minutes and the importance of catching the highlights of the conversation, not the words each person says verbatim.Now, I record the minutes and take notes. I handwrite important decisions and discussions, so when I go back to the recording it is easier to transcribe. With virtual meetings, I record the Zoom session and use the playback of the audio and chat. If the meeting is face-to-face, I use a mini recorder. The mini recorder is helpful, but the Zoom chat is better. This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ray Parlour makes Unai Emery sacking prediction ahead of vital Leicester clash

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Nov 2019 9:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link38Shares Ray Parlour makes Unai Emery sacking prediction ahead of vital Leicester clash Advertisement Unai Emery is battling to save his Arsenal job after a poor run of results (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour is confident Arsenal will resist the urge to sack Unai Emery before the end of the season, even if they lose against Leicester in tomorrow’s potentially decisive Premier League clash.The Spaniard missed out on the top four last term following a late season collapse and saw his side crushed 4-1 by Chelsea in the final of the Europa League.With just four wins from 11 games at the start of the current campaign, Emery is now facing a fight to save his job ahead of Saturday’s visit to the King Power where a defeat could leave the Gunners nine points adrift of the top four pace.AdvertisementAdvertisementReports earlier this week claim the dressing room has been split by Emery’s handling of the Granit Xhaka captaincy situation, but despite the problems stacking up Parlour believes his old club will give the Spaniard time to turn things around.ADVERTISEMENT‘I think they will stick with Emery for now [until the end of the season] I really do,’ he told talkSPORT.”I think they’ll stick with Emery for now.” ⌛️”If he doesn’t make the Champions League, his future is not at Arsenal.” ❌”Defensively, they’ve got to improve.”@RealRomfordPele thinks Unai Emery will be sacked if Arsenal don’t make the Champions League. 🔴Do you agree? 🤔— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 8, 2019 ‘They are going to give him an opportunity. They’re still in the Europa League they’ll look at that.‘They got to the final last year. If they don’t make the Champions League then I don’t think his future is at Arsenal.‘That’s the biggest question mark whether they can or not. The way they are playing at the moment they are nowhere near the top four.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘But they have to improve, he knows that. Defensively they’ve got to improve.‘How many times have they gone in front and then suddenly they give an opportunity away? We’ve sen it in so many games.’Who will score more goals on Saturday?Aubameyang0%Vardy0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal have one ‘concern’ over selling Granit Xhaka in JanuaryMORE: Jose Mourinho set to meet Arsenal boss Unai Emery at UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Rule the mountain at this luxury Gold Coast house

first_imgA slice of mountainside magic has hit the market at 30 Chesterfield Drive, Bonogin.FEEL on top of the world at this Bonogin address, which is nestled among the rolling mountains and has postcard perfect views of the Gold Coast skyline and beyond. The house has had a stylish and contemporary makeover to transform it into a modern family haven. MORE NEWS: How some TLC could restore these terrifying homes What a view! The property has had a complete renovation with a focus on enhancing the impressive surrounds.High ceilings and large expanses of glass underpin the floorplan to showcase the undulating hills, which form the backdrop of the main living areas. The entry makes a grand statement with a chandelier and leads directly to the open-plan kitchen, living and dining zone. The kitchen serves up high-end appliances, a walk-in pantry and waterfall island bench that doubles as a breakfast bar.The main living area sits under a cobblestone feature wall and sliding glass doors lead to the covered entertainment veranda. Two bedrooms are on either side of the entry hallway while a lounge room and the luxuriously appointed main bedroom are on the western side of the house.The parents’ retreat features a walk-in wardrobe, glamorous open ensuite with a freestanding bath, access to the deck and city skyline views. It has an open-plan modern design. The main bedroom’s ensuite is a private and relaxing sanctuary.At the opposite end of the house are two further bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and secondary living zone with a kitchen. The self-contained living space has a private entry and provides options for extended family and other dual-living arrangements. The ground floor is a functional space with a laundry, bedroom, bathroom and multipurpose garage, which also features a bar, projector screen, workshop and storage. Also off this area are multiple outdoor entertainment areas including a sun deck, patio and covered poolside veranda, which leads to an observation area with a fire pit. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoOwner James Humphries, who has lived in the property with his wife and daughter for the past two years, spent 18 months transforming it. “Inspired by the location and outlook of the property this really was a passion project,” he said.“With a background in design and development we have resculpted the property over the last 18 months to accommodate extended family and fulfil our wonderful Gold Coast lifestyle. I knew combining coastal and rolling mountain views was rare this close to the city.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12 MORE NEWS: Pair of properties present prized prospectscenter_img The luxury home is scheduled for auction on November 27.Mr Humphries said nothing was left untouched in their mission to create a modern, open-home that “encompasses the Gold Coast and Hinterland from all angles”. “The best part about renovating is being able to create a modern family home with your own vision and lifestyle in mind,” he said. “Changing family circumstances however have been the decider in this reluctant sale. “We are very excited for the new owners to be able to enjoy this unique home on top of the Gold Coast.” The six-bedroom house at 30 Chesterfield Drive is set to go under the hammer on November 27 through Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal.last_img read more

Superb line-up for Marine Energy Event 2017

first_imgMarine Energy Event 2017, along with both EWA and DMEC are proud of the program and speaker line-up for the event this year. With a focus on the conditions for commercial success, divided over three topical sessions and a panel discussion, this is an event not to be missed.The Marine Energy Event, organized in cooperation with the Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) and Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), presents the latest developments in international marine energy projects, environmental monitoring, testing infrastructure, offshore safety and construction, and the evolving trends and export markets of this sector.The 2017 edition will focus on the conditions for commercial success and will take place on 11 October as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference.Program for Marine Energy Event (12.30 – 18.00 hrs)Chairman: Peter Scheijgrond, Dutch Energy From Water Assocation (EWA)12.30 – 13.30 Networking lunch13.30 OpeningIntroduction to the event and discussion on what is happening worldwide in the marine energy industry.13.30 – 14.30 Session: R&D and TestingSpeakersOcean Energy Platform: testing technology and R&D application projectsAntonio Jarquin Laguna, Researcher Offshore Renewable Energy, Delft University of TechnologyOpen water testing under FORESEAOliver Wragg, Commercial Director, EMEC14.30 – 15.00 Session: Certification and Risk ReductionSpeakersCertification of marine energy convertors under IECOlivier Benyessaad, Offshore Business Development Manager, Bureau VeritasMarine energy from industry perspectiveAlain Padet, AXA Corporate Services15.30 – 16.30 Session: Financing Marine Energy ProjectsSpeakersAccess to Public FundingJoost Holleman, Twin ValleysProject financing of wave energy projectsMarcella Askew, SeabasedDeveloping a business case for bridge integrated tidal powerEric van den Eijnden, Tidal Bridge BVProject financing for Tidal LagoonsTon Fijen, Tidal Lagoon Power16.30 – 17.15 Closing panel: Opportunities for the future in Marine EnergyModerator: Britta Schaffmeister, DMECSecure your seat via Energy Event is held as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) which is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry, from oil & gas to offshore wind and marine energy. The two-day event, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on (9), 10 & 11 October includes an exhibition where an expected 650+ companies will showcase their products and services. Next to that, there is an accompanying conference that covers key topics and solutions for the offshore community.last_img read more

Argentine Republic to fund spanish programme in Dominican schools

first_img 50 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Argentine Republic to fund spanish programme in Dominican schools by: – July 13, 2012 Tweetcenter_img In photo: education officials, spanish teachers, principals and three officials from the Argentine Ministry of Education. Photo compliments: Dionne DurandRoseau, Dominica – July 13th, 2012…The Argentine Republic will fund training of primary and secondary school Spanish teachers following a request from the Government of Dominica.A delegation from the Argentine Ministry of Education earlier this week concluded a fact finding mission here to assess the needs of Dominican schools in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.The Argentine officials met with Education Officials, principals and Spanish teachers to discuss the challenges faced teaching Spanish in schools here. Leonor Corradi of Argentina’s Ministry of Education said the project is part of a programme within her country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs which seeks to promote cooperation among countries in the Southern Hemisphere.“Argentina is interested in helping Dominica in the implementation of Spanish in primary and secondary schools and with teacher education. This came about after a request from the Government of Dominica. “So this is the first mission to see the context, to see your needs, so as to prepare a project to train teachers both in their levels of Spanish and in pedagogical areas,” Corradi said. She said the training would focus on the development of the human resource capacity in Dominican schools in order to improve the study of Spanish.“This idea of assistance is based on sending experts to work with the teachers and principals of Dominican primary and secondary schools. The other part of the project is the idea of bringing teaches to Argentina to do a course in language and culture,” she explained.The project will be implemented over a two-year period.Press Release Share Sharelast_img read more

Ripley County Commissioners Agree To Help With Funding

first_imgCommissioners willing to contribute funds to improve Merkel Road.Ripley County Commissioners are willing to assist Batesville with improvements to Merkel Road.Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman, along with members of the Batesville Economic Board and representatives from several businesses on Lammers Pike, asked commissioners on Aug. 19 to allow improvements on the road as well as help with funding.On Monday, commissioners agreed to contribute $100,000 to the city for the project. According to Mayor Fledderman, it is approximately 15% of the estimated cost to update the road.The commissioners also requested that Merkel Road be taken over by Batesville, which means the city will be responsible for the maintenance of the road.Before the city can accept the funding, Fledderman will discuss the proposal with the Batesville Economic Board and the Board of Works. The city will also continue discussions with the Ripley County Commissioners.The Batesville Mayor is appreciative of the assistance, however would like to see some more funding.“We would like to see more of an investment from the county. The impact [of improving Merkel Road] will be tremendous for both the city and the county,” Fledderman said.The city plans on widening the road to allow commercial vehicles to travel more efficiently.Fledderman added, “It is important for a lot of reasons. It is important for the safety of the residents of the road and the area. It would also give access to Lammers Pike from the east.”last_img read more

Paula K. (Baker) Grant

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Metamora Church of God.  Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Wayne Ison, will be held at the church on Monday at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery. Those surviving who will cherish Paula’s memory include her husband, Edward; children, Tabatha (Daniel) Kirby of Flower Mound, TX, and David (Stacey) Moore of Hurst, TX; 3 grandchildren, Victoria, Taffy and Cameron; brothers and sisters, Gerald “Dick” Baker of Metamora, Mabel Carey of Connersville, Skip Baker of Connersville, Sue Baker of Metamora, Jake Baker of Connersville, Mary Ison of Metamora, John Baker of Greenfield, Dolly Saterfield of Metamora and Greg Baker of Metamora.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Irene Baker and Jeraldine “Mick” Baker, and brothers, Bud Baker and Butch Baker. Paula K. (Baker) Grant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was born on May 10, 1953 in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of Millard and Hazel Wilson Baker.  She married Edward Grant on November 27, 1982 in Arlington, Texas, and he survives.  Paula was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved to fish, cook, shop for antiques and garden, flowers being her favorite.  On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the age of 63, Paula passed away in Albuquerque.center_img Memorial donations may be directed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or a charity of choice that supports breast cancer awareness.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Paula Grant.last_img read more