Dumpstaphunk Shares Thoughtful New Single “Justice” Featuring Trombone Shorty

first_imgNew Orleans legends have come together today for “Justice,” a new, politically-charged single from Dumpstaphunk that features the great Trombone Shorty. Dumpstaphunk is a band comprised of New Orleans musicians, chaired by the one and only Ivan Neville. A collaboration between Neville and Shorty is an embodiment of New Orleans itself, bringing together two Crescent City stars for the most important of causes: Justice.The track kicks off with a tight drumbeat and locks into a funky roll, energizing the song’s overall message of equality. It’s a downright groove, but the song digs deeper and cuts into the social issues that plague our modern time. “If you ask me my name, I’ll tell you the same. Justice. We’re looking for truth to save all of you. Justice.” You can download the single for free, right here.Dumpstaphunk will be coming to New York’s American Beauty for their second annual Phunksgiving Eve performance on November 23rd, bringing along the likes of Eric Krasno, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Nikki Glaspie and The Steel Town Horns as guest musicians throughout the night. With support from the Maurice “Mobetta” Brown Band, expect some serious grooving for the show! Tickets and more information can be found here.last_img read more

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New-look Badgers struggle in sweep

first_imgSophomore Allison Wack and the Badger volleyball team couldn\’t handle Iowa State on Saturday.[/media-credit]After struggling to play at a consistently high level from game to game and finishing the 2008 season with a 7-13 record in the Big Ten, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team was hoping for a fresh start with a spring exhibition match against Iowa State last Saturday.Failing to win any of the four sets played, the Badgers may want to postpone that fresh start for another week.Already dealing with the loss of three graduated seniors, redshirt senior Katherine Dykstra and junior setter Nikki Klingsporn, UW was limited throughout the week as minor health problems plagued the team.“It’s been a tough week for us,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “The kids, a lot of them were sick this week and we almost cancelled this event because we didn’t have enough bodies.”The most notable missing player was leading scorer and senior-to-be Brittney Dolgner. After totaling 369 kills at a .219 hitting clip in the fall season, the loss of Dolgner had an obvious impact on the court.“Obviously Brittney sat out the whole thing,” Waite said. “Its again one of those things where we want to be smart and be healthy for the fall so we don’t want to risk anything with her going when she shouldn’t be going.”With Dolgner missing in action, Wisconsin and its new 5-1 offense was led by outside hitter Allison Wack and starting setter Janelle Gabrielsen. Wack led the Badgers with 16 kills and Gabrielsen finished with 30 of the team’s 32 assists, but UW finished with a measly -.104 hitting percentage.“[Allison] really today became the go-to hitter,” Waite said. “[Gabrielsen] was setting the ball well and she was scoring well … Someone like Jessa [Benson], she was playing on the left side where she’s really a setter and she had to play that role with Brittney being out. I think she did a good job, as best she could because she’s really never played left side before, so that was a little bit different.”Planning on running the 5-1 offense next fall, Waite’s team will have to get used to new roles quickly if they hope to make the transition from the 6-2 offense a smooth one.“It’s a little different for me with not hitting,” Gabrielsen said. “I think some people are getting used to new positions like Caity DuPont on the right side, so we are trying to get used to it right now and hopefully we will get better during the spring season.”Besides switching from the 6-2 offense — which features two setters — to the 5-1 scheme, UW has tweaked almost every other facet of their game.“We are actually doing a lot of things besides just the 5-1,” Wack said. “Just passing faster, hitting faster, tempo sets. We changed our blocking so it is kind of a little bit of everything.”Although the Badgers lost by at least five points in every set, the team was still upbeat when the exhibition was over. According to Waite, wins and losses mean very little when you are trying to prepare for the fall — especially considering how many players the team was without.“In general there were a couple good things that we saw out there but as a group we have to fight harder and make sure that we are playing the game the way it is supposed to be played, which is ball control with serving and passing,” Waite said.Even for an exhibition game, the Badgers and the Cyclones competed on unusually friendly terms. Some of it may have been because ISU head coach Christy Johnson previously served as an assistant coach under Waite at UW.“We have gone back and forth with Iowa State and Christy the last couple years,” Waite said. “We had a nice scrimmage this morning when we got some more experience on the court and she is a great friend and a former coach here, so she loves coming back.”last_img read more

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Uganda’s Kiplimo wins bronze at world junior athletics

first_img****[email protected] on: WhatsApp Jacob Kiplimo got Uganda off to a fine start on the first day of the World U-20 Athletics Championship in Bygdgoszcz, Poland by snatching bronze in the 10000m final.The 15-year-old Olympic-bound runner came third Tuesday in 27:26.68 behind  Kenya’s Rodgers Chumo Kwemoi, who stamped his authority on this race from the start winning in 27:25.23, and Eritrea’s Aron Kifle who was forced to settle for silver in 27:26.20 after making several mid-race surges.Kifle set an Eritrean U-20 record of 27:26.20 while  Kiplimo had a Personal Best of 27:26.68 to console himself with after finishing third. In other events involving Ugandans on day 1, Esther Chebet qualified for today’s 800m semifinals while Peruth Chemutai made it to the final of the steeplechase tomorrow.Chemutai and Kiplimo are on the Ugandan team prepraring for the Rio Olympics.Uganda entered seven athletes in the Poland event. They are Esther Chebet (800m), Mercyline Chelanga (5000m), Peruth Chemutai (3000m SC), Albert Chemutai (3000m SC), Victor Kiplangat (5000m), Jacob Kiplimo (10000m) and Martin Musau (5000m and 10000m)last_img read more

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Former Dolphins Player Arrested During Breonna Taylor Protest

first_imgPolice in Louisville, Ky., arrested former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills during a protest this week for Breonna Taylor, according to reports.Stills played four seasons with the Dolphins, before being traded to the Houston Texans before the 2019 season.The 28-year-old receiver and 86 others were taken into custody late Tuesday on felony charges for the protest.They reportedly marched to the home of Daniel Cameron, the Kentucky Attorney General, where they demanded action against the officers who killed Taylor earlier this year.Taylor was fatally shot eight times by officers on March 13, as officers were serving a warrant at her home. A suspected drug dealer who police arrested on a separate warrant that same night was the target of the raid.Her killing sparked nationwide protests, in addition to a bill calling for the statewide ban of the controversial no-knock warrants.Officers reportedly used a battering ram to get through the door of her home.Reports say that Stills had a Wednesday morning court appearance on a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.He is considered one of the NFL’s outspoken advocates for social equality, inclusion, and mental health.last_img read more

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Three Temple men’s basketball players earn Big 5 honors

first_imgSenior guards Quinton Rose and Alani Moore II and junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis all received Big 5 honors. Rose was selected to the All-Big 5 First Team and Pierre-Louis was selected to the All-Big 5 Second Team. Moore was named the most improved player in the Big 5. Rose, Pierre-Louis and Moore were the only Temple players to play in all 31 games this season. Three Temple University men’s basketball players earned Philadelphia Big 5 honors for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, according to a press release.  Pierre-Louis was selected to the second team along with Villanova freshman forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova junior forward Jermaine Samuels, Penn senior guard Devon Goodman and La Salle junior guard David Beatty. Moore was named the most improved player in the conference finishing this season with a career-high 8.4 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game. Last season, Moore averaged just 4.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in 32 games off the bench. Rose led the Owls with 16.4 points per game, 3.5 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. Rose was selected to the first team along with Villanova junior guard Collin Gillespie, Villanova sophomore forward Saddiq Bey, Penn senior forward AJ Brodeur and Saint Joseph’s redshirt-junior guard Ryan Daly. Bey was named the conference’s player of the year. Pierre-Louis was second on the Owls with 10.9 points per game, 3.1 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game and led the Owls with 8.5 rebounds per game. (From left to right) Temple men’s basketball players Nate Pierre-Louis, Quinton Rose, Alani Moore II, De’Vondre Perry, and Jake Forrester huddle during the Owls’ game against Missouri at the Liacouras Center on Dec. 7. | COLLEEN CLAGGETT / THE TEMPLE NEWS Villanova coach Jay Wright was named coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to a 4-0 record in the Big 5.last_img read more

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Motorola Xoom Ad Reveals Pricey iPad Competitor

first_imgAn advertisement from Best Buy appears to show the highly anticipated Google Android 3.0-based tablet, the Motorola Xoom, with a starting price of $799.99 – or $300 more than the least expensive iPad on the market today. What’s worse, the ad also says that it requires the purchase of a data plan through Verizon Wireless, even for those who want to just use the Wi-Fi connection on the Xoom.Does this decidedly uncompetitive price point spell doom for one of the most popular gadgets from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011)? Did the Xoom just go from great Android tablet hope to also-ran?Xoom Was to Be Android 3.0’s Flagship DeviceThe news comes by way of the blog Engadget, which uncovered evidence of a Feb. 24 launch for the Motorola Xoom at Best Buy by way of a leaked advertisement. To be fair, there’s no way to verify the ad is legit at this point, but Engadget says that the price agrees with some of the earlier leaks about the tablet, supposedly from Verizon’s own internal systems.The reason this pricing leak is such a big deal is not only because of Xoom’s pre-launch popularity, but also the fact that it is the first tablet to run Google Android 3.0, the tablet-optimized version of the Android mobile operating system, which already powers a number of popular smartphones like the Motorola Droid, the Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Evo and dozens of others.With Android 3.0, code-named “Honeycomb,” Google introduced several user interface changes to the OS, transforming it into an exciting and interesting alternative to Apple’s iPad and iPhone operating system called iOS. In Honeycomb, there are 3D homescreen widgets, a revamped multitasking interface involving a launchable panel of recent apps, built-in video chat from Google’s GTalk, improvements to notifications and much more.After January’s CES 2011 event, the Xoom had even won accolades from several high-profile tech outlets including CNET, PCMag, Engadget, Gizmodo, BGR, LaptopMag, PopSci, Popular Mechanics and others – it was the tablet that “won” CES. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Tags:#Apple#Google#mobile#news#NYT#web iPad Competition? Not at This Price PointBut at $800, Xoom’s launch may not go as well as some had hoped. In addition to the hefty price tag, those who just want to use the tablet as a Wi-Fi device still have to pay for a one-month data subscription with Verizon before they can even activate the Wi-Fi feature.  In comparison, Apple sells the Wi-Fi only iPad for $499, no subscription required. And Apple may be about to launch the iPad 2, according to the Internet rumor mill. Who knows what new price points Apple will reveal at that time?On the flip side, there’s a bit of hope left for Xoom zealots: the ad, as of yet, has not been verified, and there’s still the possibility that this is just some sort of Best Buy/Verizon promotion. A less expensive Wi-Fi only Xoom could be sold elsewhere…maybe.Motorola’s Xoom website went live last night, coinciding with the airing of its Super Bowl commercial. The commercial touts the tablet as a breath of fresh air in world where pod-people wearing white earbuds are the norm. Unfortunately, at $800 the tablet could end up as representative of the exclusive, expensive and elitist toys collected by tech’s early adopters – ironically, thesameimage Apple has fought off for years. Meanwhile, the iPad becomes the tablet computer of the everyday man, woman or child.last_img read more

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All About Wood Stoves

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members If you’ve been heating your house with wood for years, you probably don’t need to read this article. By now, you know all about the disadvantages and inconveniences that accompany wood heat, and yet you still heat with wood — either because you genuinely love wood heat, or because you love the low cost of the fuel. If you haven’t burned down your house by now, you may even have figured out how to install and operate your stove safely.This article is addressed to a different audience: those who are thinking about buying their first wood stove.For some homeowners, especially those who haven’t lived with a wood stove, wood heat has romantic associations. Veteran wood burners know better, however. As a document from the Cornell University Cooperative Extension points out, firewood “is one of the least convenient sources of heat, … requiring time and considerable effort to fell and split trees, move wood into dry outdoor storage for at least a year, transport wood indoors, maintain an effective woodstove fire, and keep the system cleaned for safety and efficiency.” I’ll add another disadvantage: if you heat with wood, you’ll be tethered to your house all winter. You won’t be able to go away for the weekend unless your house has a backup heating system to keep your plumbing pipes from freezing.Wood heat makes the most sense for:Don’t install an outdoor wood-fired boiler (sometimes mistakenly referred to as an “outdoor furnace”). These devices are notoriously polluting and inefficient. They require lots of electricity to run and they waste much of the energy value of the firewood they burn. Moreover, they are so smoky that they will drive your neighbors crazy. In many areas of the country, irate neighbors have sued owners of… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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8 days agoNapoli owner De Laurentiis: Insigne must change his attitude

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli owner De Laurentiis: Insigne must change his attitudeby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis insists there’s no issues with coach Carlo Ancelotti.And he says Lorenzo Insigne must change his attitude.“In recent days I’ve seen it all in important newspapers, even if no-one reads newspapers anymore,” De Laurentiis told Sky Sport Italia.“I didn’t fight with Ancelotti, he can stay here for another 10 years. In cinema, my relationships, like my one with [director Carlo] Verdone, last a long time.“I’m all for the exclusives, when you want everything right away but get it all wrong.“Insigne’s an excellent sportsman, but he must stay calm, change his attitude and lay off certain things.“He’s always had an attitude of discomfort in Naples. I understand him, I protect him and I like him a lot, but he’s always found his situation in Naples to be uncomfortable.“Therefore, I just want to say that he needs to calm down and become a more peaceful person, but that’s his problem. Neither Raiola nor Ancelotti can resolve that.“He’s a great player and he can be in good form or bad form. If he’s less so, it’s up to the Coach not to play him.“Insigne can’t come out cracking jokes or with an ‘almost’ defiant attitude. The Coach is a family man, 60 years old, and won’t tell you to get lost because he’s three times your age.” last_img read more

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Theyre coming Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

first_imgThe flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element” have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or testing flying cars or passenger drones, according to a Deloitte report from January.Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035, with aerial delivery and inspection services adding on another $42 billion, a study by Porsche Consulting predicts.Vertical takeoff and landing craft (VTOLs) carry the promise of delivering people and goods across congested urban and suburban areas in a fraction of the time a driver would need, taking cars off the road in the process. But technological and regulatory hurdles remain. And whether aerial vehicles can substantially change commuter behaviour and emissions — or overcome questions of safety and public perception — is still up in the air.Most VTOLs — or eVTOLs if they are electric-powered — resemble an oversize drone, sporting a halo of small rotors around a passenger pod and taking off and touching down like a helicopter. But they will be quieter, cheaper and greener than their heli-cousins, experts say.“Instead of this deep, guttural, penetrating-through-walls sound, you have a much more acceptable sound, similar to a ceiling fan,” said Nikhil Goel, head of product at Uber Technology Inc.’s aviation team, dubbed Uber Elevate.Uber hopes to start hauling passengers in five-seat, hybrid VTOLs above Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and a third city outside of the U.S. by 2023.“The vehicles are real. They’re coming. I think it’s going to be faster than anybody thinks is possible,” Goel said.He sees the first wave of aerial taxis providing a shuttle service between major airports and downtown vertiports that integrate into the mass transportation system, rather than leapfrogging from block to block — a hub-to-hub travel option akin to a monorail.“We are not building this product for the elite,” Goel said.A few years after the launch of Uber Air, as it’s dubbed, the cost of an aerial trip will be the same as one on the asphalt, he said.He calculates that an aerial taxi would cut a 90-kilometre commute between the downtowns of San Francisco and San Jose to 15 minutes, down from an hour and 40 minutes.Uber is not alone in setting its sights on VTOLs. Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang carried out flight tests with a single-passenger drone earlier this year, according to the company’s website. German startup Volocopter has produced an air taxi prototype, taking to the skies above Dubai in 2017. And Kitty Hawk, a California-based company funded by Google founder Larry Page, produced a sleek, one-seat VTOL prototype this year.Bell (formerly Bell Helicopter), is one of five companies Uber has teamed up with, along with Karem, Pipistrel and aerospace rivals Embraer and Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences.Scott Drennan, Bell’s vice-president of innovation, sees 2025 as a more realistic commercial launch target than Uber’s goal of 2023.Battery life is one area that needs to advance, with lithium-ion packs today lasting for between 50 and 100 kilometres on a multi-rotor electric propulsion system, he said.Regulations are another obstacle. To avoid crowding urban skies, VTOLs could trace existing airplane takeoff and landing routes, but at a lower altitude, buzzing along at between 150 and 330 km/h.Western aviation regulators bar out-of-sight drone operations for the most part. Discussions are ongoing with the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency, said Drennan, who said he has also met three times with Transport Canada regarding VTOLs.Mark Cousin, chief executive of Airbus’s A3 unit, stressed the traffic management hurdles on the horizon.“The vehicle is the easy bit,” he said. “The real challenge lies in integrating thousands of these vehicles into an urban air mobility system within cities.”A3 has put out an electric-powered VTOL dubbed Vahana. The autonomous prototype launched its first vertical flight in February.Drones would typically beat other modes of transportation, such as taxis, at distances of 20 kilometres or more in congested areas, according to the Porsche study.The report notes the technology’s limited potential, stating that it can relieve some pressure from congested urban hot spots — “but only some.”“If one tried to solve all traffic problems on the ground by moving into the air, the myriad take-off and landing spots would become the new choke points.”A city with more than five million inhabitants will likely have no more than 1,000 passenger drones in operation by 2035, the study predicts. That would make a relatively small dent in ground traffic.Uber cited Los Angeles as an appealing launch city in part because of the abundance of flat roofs there — a long-standing fire safety regulation required helicopter landing pads atop tall buildings.“But they’re actually not that well suited, because it’s not just a pickup and drop-off point,” said Robin Lineberger, head of aerospace and defence at Deloitte.“It has to be a place where people come, get ready to get on the aircraft…the vehicle has to land, recharge, refuel, maybe light maintenance and inspection going on. If you think about it, it really needs to be a small, multi-function airport service area.”Large parking lots downtown are ripe for conversion into vertiports, complete with conveyor belts, charging stations and hangars, he said.Insurance would function in ways similar to a helicopter manufacturer or transport service, Lineberger said, with premiums hinging on the probability and severity of accidents.However, public perception will be an issue for the foreseeable future. Fewer than half of respondents in a Deloitte global survey of 10,000 people this year were convinced that aerial passenger vehicles would be safe, with one-third undecided and one in five disagreeing. Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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