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Cory Henry Adds MonoNeon, Mwenso And The Shakes To Funk Apostles NYE Show In NYC

first_imgOrgan master Cory Henry has announced some very special guests for his New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City: global jazz/blues collective Mwenso and the Shakes and ever-creative bassist MonoNeon. For the past two years, Snarky Puppy have performed at Irving Plaza in New York City on New Year’s Eve.With the Puppies switching up their plans this year, it only makes sense that their place at Irving Plaza would be picked up by Snarky Puppy veteran and the Chief Apostle himself, Cory Henry. Henry will bring his Funk Apostles with him to New York for what’s sure to be a memorable New Years Eve performance.Henry won two GRAMMY awards for his work with Snarky Puppy, however he also has been an in-demand touring and recording musician for years now. Henry formerly toured as a member of Aretha Franklin‘s band, and his studio work has allowed him to cross paths with a diverse list of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, P. Diddy, Kenny Garrett, Yolanda Adams and more. Henry has also seen success as a solo artist, with two solo albums charting in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Jazz charts.As a result of Henry’s many musical endeavors, he has crossed paths with tons of incredible musicians over the years, and from those experiences The Funk Apostles were born. All of the members of the band are talented players with years of experience under their collective belt who Henry met throughout his career. Guitarist Adam Agati has worked with everyone from Booker T. Jones to Ludacris; bassist Sharay Reed has performed with Patti LaBelle, Chakha Khan, and more; drummer TaRon Lockett has performed with some of the biggest names in R&B, such as Erykah Badu, Montell Jordan and Snoop Dogg; keyboardist Nick Semrad ’s credits include Miss Lauryn Hill and Bilal.Henry has put together a true all-star cast from the world of funk, R&B, hip-hop, and soul, and they are coming to New York prepared to ring in the New Year in the funkiest way possible. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.***Tickets On Sale Here***Show: L4LM & CEG Present – Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles WithCity: New York, NYVenue: Irving PlazaDate: New Year’s Eve! Sunday December 31st, 2017Doors: 8:00 PM || Show: 9:00 PMTickets On Sale Herelast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Feb. 8

first_imgAbortion law reveals state as heartlessI’m a woman, a mother of four children, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of sixteen. I’m also a registered professional nurse. No one can convince me that a “baby in the womb” is not a living human being.Therefore, I’m thoroughly disappointed, disgusted and heart-sick over the law that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature passed last week. How can they be so heartless toward these most innocent, helpless human beings?The Bible says, “Thou shalt not kill.” This is exactly what they will be doing. Beware of God’s judgment.Paula J. MyersSchenectady However, his followers disagree. They “provide no details, no resources, no factual basis” for their support. They simply reject the reality of Donald Trump and substitute it with a fantasy of their own.Walter WoukSummit Impeach Trump to rid country of himWe’re being held hostage by a man who in two short years has transformed us from the greatest, most respected nation on Earth to an ineffective laughing stock among the world’s community.   Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDemagogues spew hate as motivationDemagogues fabricate fear to motivate their followers.The Feb. 2 New York Times reported the death of Prof. Leonard Dinnerstein, a historian and leading scholar of anti-Semitism in the United States. He was the author of “The Leo Frank Case,” about a Jewish factory manager in Atlanta who was falsely accused of murdering Mary Phagan, a young employee of the factory. An angry mob riled by anti-Semitism lynched the innocent Frank. We are a country ruled by law, and yet the man purporting to lead us is one of the most prolific lawbreakers ever to hold office.  Honesty, morality and ethics have always been the backbone of our society, yet Trump is the antithesis of that role model.  Before Donald Trump is through with us, you can be sure he will have been or will soon be indicted for collusion, treason, obstruction of justice, income tax evasion, fraud, witness tampering, hate crimes sex abuse and should be for slavery, kidnapping and homicide. Fewer than 40 percent of our population agrees with him,  and yet we can’t find a way to stop him short of impeachment?  He’s a petulant, vindictive child. Can you imagine how much havoc he would raise, damage he would do, during the time it takes to initiate and go through the process of impeachment? It may be that the Constitution itself needs some tweaking if a man like Trump can continue to hold the office of president while doing such obvious harm to our government. The law of common sense says something needs to be done now, and if nothing else can be found, then begin impeachment immediately before it’s too late.Ed RohrmeierGlenville Dinnerstein’s “Anti-Semitism in America” quoted one demagogue warning of “200,000 Communist Jews at the Mexican border waiting to get into this country to rape women.” If you change the target of the demagogue’s hate, isn’t this similar to the hateful tweets from the White House?Mark MarkovitzNiskayuna Trump supporters blindly reject realityThe Rev. Dan Vojir, in a recent column on the OpEdNews website, wrote:“There is no depth, no substance to the 45th President of the United States.” He provides no details, no resources, no factual basis, not even any continuity of any sort to his rhetoric. He seems to think that he doesn’t really need to present any substance, just what he calls ‘common sense’ and ‘gut instincts’ punctuated with ‘I know more about ___ (fill in the blank) than anyone.’”The reverend’s comment succinctly defines the gelatinous gas bag known as Donald Trump and, by extension, his followers. I can understand the disgust with the political status quo that led people to vote for Donald Trump. But that was then, and this is now. And now it should be clear to anyone with a shred of objectivity that Trump is a run-away train in search of a wreck.  Covington kids got raw deal from media Press needs to be more responsibleI call your attention to The Daily Gazette Feb. 2 edition. Specifically, the article on page A4 of the Business section, entitled “Foxconn affirms plan for Wis. factory” and the essay on page E1 of the Opinion page, entitled “Trump’s ‘deals’ aren’t working out the way he promised.”Mr. Waldman, the author of the Opinion page piece, in his effort to bash President Trump, had failed to perform his due diligence. His failure was compounded by The Gazette and The Washington Post. I value a free press, but a responsibility and obligation come with being a member of the free press.How are we, as readers, supposed to make informed decisions if our newspapers shirk their responsibility?Stephen B. AmesMaltaEditor’s Note: The new Foxcomm development broke after the deadline for the Opinion page. Liberal Dems show how dumb they areI’m going to show you how stupid the Democratic liberals are. About seven or eight years ago, President Obama passed the enhanced license law. The enhanced law states that if you want to go to Mexico or Canada, you need the enhanced license.The real ID license what you need to get on the plane to fly only in the United States or to enter a federal building. I’m a 100 percent disabled veteran from World War II. I went to motor vehicles to get the real ID license.They said I need a birth certificate for proof of lawful status in the United States. I had my discharge papers that shows the date I was born and where I was born. They wouldn’t except my discharge papers. Now, if I don’t get my real ID license, that means I can’t go to the VA hospital, because the VA hospital is a federal building. This shows how stupid the Democratic officials are in office. They are fighting President Trump about the wall that will protect us all. Wake up, you stupid Democrats.I’m willing to donate $10,000 to build the wall to protect this country. I was paid 70 cents a day in World War II to protect this country.Vincent BelardoAlbany This is in response to Sally Magid’s Jan. 26 letter about the Covington High School boys. This is fake news reported about them. The boys were in Washington for the 46th annual March for Life, which The Gazette should have reported as front-page news, instead barely reported. That story in itself is front-page news. The boys were there supporting all life, innocent life. The boys and their chaperones were waiting for their bus when a small group of Black Israelites called them racist and homophobic slurs for over an hour. Then the Native American vet came over to the boys beating his drum. I saw calm, curious young men listening to the drummer. These boys were respectful and acted better than the adults and reporters. The reporting of this event was shameful, and they should be held responsible.And by the way, there is nothing wrong with “MAGA” hats, which to me mean exactly what they say: “Make American Great Again.”Mary FlynnSchenectady Trade deal is bad for United States Congressional approval of USMCA (the three-country trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada) will cause a nightmare in future trade agreement negotiations. It includes multiple provisions with dangerous consequences. It sets a preliminary pattern for future agreements the United States may wish to negotiate, and will limit the boundaries to be considered, as norms will have been established for future negotiations.For instance, the USMCA places itself in the jurisdiction of the United Nations. This means compliance with the World Trade Organization and subjects us to the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, and other U.N. agreements, such as the Law of the Sea Treaty (which the United States has not ratified), etc.No matter how you look at the USMCA agreement, it would include being under the control of international authorities without the required constitutional approval of Congress. This is an issue of sovereignty the citizens of the United States of America cannot afford to allow happen. Our sovereignty cost too much to be lost in any trade agreement.George Van SchaickRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

China’s industrial engine gathers speed, consumers open wallets in boost to recovery

first_img“Strong external demand, a further recovery from the pandemic and pent-up demand from the floods all contributed to the robust activity data in August,” Ting Lu, chief China economist at Nomura, said in a note to clients.“We expect a further, albeit gradual, recovery of the services sector, a steady improvement in retail sales and elevated fixed-asset investment growth.”Industrial output growth quickened to 5.6 percent in August from a year earlier, the fastest in eight months, data from the National Statistics Bureau showed on Tuesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a 5.1 percent rise from 4.8 percent in July.Retail sales also beat analysts’ forecast with a 0.5 percent rise on-year, snapping a seven-month downturn and bettering expectations for zero growth. In July, sales dropped 1.1 percent, but consumer confidence has been picking up lately, from spending on automobiles and duty-free shopping. China’s industrial output accelerated the most in eight months in August, while retail sales grew for the first time this year, suggesting the economic recovery is gathering pace as demand starts to improve more broadly from the coronavirus crisis.An annual decline in fixed-asset investment over January-August also moderated thanks to expanded stimulus from Beijing, but authorities remain wary about the outlook given heightened external risks, including from intensifying Sino-United States tensions.After the pandemic paralyzed the economy, China’s recovery has been gaining momentum as pent-up demand, government stimulus and surprisingly resilient exports propel a rebound. Floods across southwestern China that disrupted production in July have receded. Auto sales rose 11.8 percent in August year-on-year while sales of telecoms products jumped 25.1 percent, the data showed.The decline in fixed-asset investment slowed, falling 0.3 percent in January-August from the year-ago period, compared with a forecast 0.4 percent slide and a larger 1.6 percent decline in the first seven months of the year.Private sector fixed-asset investment, which accounts for 60 percent of total investment, fell a less steep 2.8 percent in January-August, compared with a 5.7 percent decline in the first seven months. Property investment, a crucial growth driver, also jumped the most in 16 months in August.In commodities, China posted record output in both crude steel and aluminium last month thanks to robust demand from the construction sector and recovery in automobile sales.“We think that China’s economic recovery is on a reasonably firm footing now and should continue through Q4 and into 2021, with solid investment growth, gradually recovering consumption momentum and resilient exports,” said Louis Kuijs at Oxford Economics.Chinese stocks led Asian markets higher, while the yuan currency rose to 16-month highs on the upbeat data.Risks to recoveryRecent economic indicators ranging from trade to producer prices and factory activity all suggested a further pick up in the industrial sector, and the broader economy.Government stimulus has been a powerful domestic driver, while momentum has also been supported by Beijing’s largely successful efforts to get the virus under control.“Fiscal and monetary policy stimulus should continue to support the recovery. But we expect the impact of policy stimulus to lose some punch with credit growth easing in Q4,” Oxford Economics’ Kuijs said.Data last week showed China’s August exports marking the strongest annual gain since March 2019, as more of its trading partners eased coronavirus lockdowns.Lu at Nomura has raised forecasts on China’s third-quarter economic growth to 5.2 percent, versus the actual 3.2 percent pace in April-June, and expects fourth-quarter growth to pick up further to 5.7 percent.Analysts at ANZ, meanwhile, have raised their 2020 China growth forecast to 2.1 percent, but the projected full-year rate would still be the weakest pace since 1976.Some analysts fear that the recovery could stall, hurt by rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, which many expect could escalate ahead of the US presidential election in November.Moreover, the possibility of another wave of local infections in the winter, and the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across a number of countries, led by India and the United States, have many investors nervous about the outlook.Those worries were partially underscored by statistical bureau spokesman Fu Linghui, who told reporters that the economic recovery remains unbalanced.“Externally, there are still many unstable and uncertain factors. On the domestic side… some industries and enterprises are still facing difficulties, and the recovery is unbalanced,” Fu said.Topics :last_img read more

Leisure pool and waterslide re-open, tot pool remains closed

first_imgHowever, Chair of the Pool Commission, Arthur Hadland says the wave and the tots’ pool will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time in an effort to “facilitate further detection work.”“We think there’s a leak in there too which we haven’t found yet, so that will have to be attended to sooner than later,” Hadland said.For those who have children taking swimming lessons in the tots’ pool, they’ll be accommodated by staff.- Advertisement -The initial leak was detected in the leisure pool on October 1.The regular winter pool schedule will begin on Saturday November 1, at which point, the temporary pool schedule will no longer be in effect.last_img read more

OUTRAGE AFTER TOURISTS SAVAGED BY STRAY DOGS IN MALIN HEAD

first_imgDOG owners have been warned today that they face prosecution after TWO separate attacks on tourists.The latest incident happened at the weekend when a terrified and bloodied Spanish tourist managed to make his way to the Coast Guard station at Malin Head to seek help.He had suffered several serious cuts to his arms and legs. Staff there called in a doctor and the victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance for treatment.Donegal Daily has learned that this is the second savage dog attack on a tourist in Malin Head recently.Three weeks ago a distraught Belgian tourist sought help in Malin Town after driving there in his camper van after suffering multiple bites to both legs in an attack by a dog.Today Inishowen councillor Jack Murray told us: “I am very concerned about these incidents. It must have been horrific for tourists coming to see one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. “I will be talking to the council about what action can be taken and I would urge all dog owners to behave responsibly so that both local people and tourists alike can enjoy visits to Malin Head without this happening.” OUTRAGE AFTER TOURISTS SAVAGED BY STRAY DOGS IN MALIN HEAD was last modified: August 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coast guarddog attacksMalin HeadMalin Townlast_img read more