Jam Cruise just announced their lineup for its 16th year, and we’re beyond excited to hop aboard the Norwegian Jade in Miami, Florida, for Jam Cruise 16, which runs from January 17th through 22nd with stops at Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman. As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill.Jam Cruise is always diverse in the music it brings to the table, and 2018 will be no different. Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Maceo Parker, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk, Turkuaz, Naughty Professor featuring Chali 2na, and The Main Squeeze will all be in attendance to provide their funk stylings throughout the cruise. Jam acts Lotus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Aqueous are all set to perform, as well as Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr., and John Kimock, who will be on the boat for a performance by the beloved Voodoo Dead.However, guests should not just get ready for funk and jam, though there’s plenty of that accounted for on Jam Cruise’s bill. Keller Williams, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and Lil’ Smokies will be providing more bluegrass-inspired sounds, while, on the other end of the spectrum, Gramatik, The Russ Liquid Test, and DJ Logic will add each their takes on electronic music to the mix. Reggae and afrobeat will be readily accounted for with performances by Steel Pulse and Antibalas, and attendees can also look forward to soulful performances by Marcus King Band, Con Brio, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Robert Randolph, and Kat Wright. Additionally, special guest Ryan Montbleau, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Dan Lebowitz, Mike Dillon, Skerik, and Roosevelt Collier will be on-board for special collaborations and sit-ins.In addition to the non-stop music that goes down each year, Jam Cruise 16 has a bunch of special programs and activities lined up both on the boat and at its two stops. Pre-book cabin selections will run from May 10th through 12th, and the public on-sale starts on May 16th and 12 p.m. EST. Find out more on Jam Cruise’s website here.[Photo courtesy of Phierce Photo]
Treasury Department Counselor Craig Phillips indicated Monday that the Trump administration is working on housing finance reform and plans to build on recommendations released in June. NAFCU has called on the administration to work with Congress to develop a comprehensive solution to reforming the housing finance system.Phillips, who advises Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, made the comments at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual conference in Washington. “We look forward to working with the next Congress and other stakeholders,” Phillips said, referring to the administration’s housing finance reform plans.In response, NAFCU Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Ann Kossachev said NAFCU “supports the administration’s continued role in reforming our nation’s housing finance system.”“Conservatorship was never meant to be a permanent solution after the crisis and it is now time to think seriously about the future of housing finance in America,” she added. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Press Association A 1-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Leicester, in which Matt Taylor missed a penalty for the hosts 60 seconds before Jamie Vardy scored the only goal, extended their goalless run to one minute short of eight hours. They are now five points from safety with four matches remaining and, unless something changes up front, they will be heading back to the Sky Bet Championship after one season in the top flight. “I think the game changed in a minute. Missing a penalty and the goal we conceded was disappointing,” the centre-back said. “It is a cliche that goals change games, but if we go 1-0 up the feel of the game changes as they have to come out. “As soon as they went 1-0 up, they shut up shop. “It (missing chances) has happened probably too much recently. We’ve had good opportunities to take leads in games and given them up. “If you’re not going to score a goal you’re not going to win a game, but it’s the hardest thing to do in football. “It is why the top players – the ones who score goals – go for £80million, but the disappointing thing is we have created chances in the last few weeks and just not taken them. “There is no point worrying about other teams’ run-ins. Unless we start winning games, we won’t stay up.” There was little to choose between the two sides at Turf Moor and, had Kasper Schmeichel not produced a brilliant reflex save from team-mate Robert Huth’s deflection, the Foxes may not be celebrating moving out of the bottom three with a fourth successive victory. Bottom side Burnley now have to make up a five-point deficit to safety, but Duff insisted they will not give up. “We have four games left and we’ll have a go. It is just a little bit more difficult than it was (on Friday),” he added. “We are not naive enough to think doing all right is good enough, because it isn’t. “In the next four games, win, lose or draw, I think the opposition will know they are in a game. Whether it is good enough for us to stay up, I can’t tell that. “I think we need to win at least three. I think we put the pressure on ourselves to win every game.” Leicester winger Albrighton acknowledged the “daunting” task of a few weeks ago looks slightly less so now. “The mood is buzzing again,” he said. “It’s good to keep this run going and to beat one of your rivals down there is big for us. “The changing room is rocking and hopefully we can continue this in our next game. “We have always had belief. We have always kept that in the group. It did look daunting, I’m not going to lie – but now it is looking better for us.” Taylor insists he is happy to take responsibility for penalties and has no problem stepping up again if required. “I had enough confidence in my ability but I have looked at it again and somehow my standing foot slipped as I hit it and it’s gone the wrong side of the post,” he said. “But sometimes you’ve got to be big enough to stand up and take them and when you don’t score be big enough to take the criticism that might come your way. “I said to Ingsy (Danny Ings), ‘Do you want it? I am happy to take it’, and he said, ‘Fine’. There was a slight discussion and if he had said he wanted it, no problem. “But I felt confident in my ability to put it away and the most important thing is that the keeper went the wrong way as well.” Asked if he would take another spot-kick, Taylor said: “Yes. Not a problem. I am big enough, old enough and ugly enough to accept responsibility. “I would be happy to step up again and the day I don’t have that feeling will be the day I need to quit the game because I back myself to the hilt. “I know I have the correct ability to take penalties. Obviously I’m devastated but the only way I can affect it now is that as and when I’m called upon to go and put in a performance for the team.” Burnley defender Michael Duff admits a failure to take chances has left the Clarets staring at relegation.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Former Ghana National Team Assistant Coach Gerard Nus has been appointed as Head Coach of Northeast United FC for the upcoming Hero ISL season. The 35-year old Spaniard will be the youngest manager in the Club’s history. Reacting on the appointment Nus said, “I am excited to start working at Northeast United FC. This is going to be my 3rd stint in Asia and I have heard a lot of good things about the club, the fans and the league from my former boss Avram Grant. I am looking forward to working with the coaching staff and the players to deliver results which the club aspires to achieve in the coming season.” It may be mentioned here that Grant worked as interim coach for Northeast United FC in 2017-18 season. Nus started his professional career as a coach at Liverpool FC’s academy. Known for his methodical approach, effective man management and grooming young talent, Gerard has worked with academy teams at Brighton and most recently at AFC Eskilstuna. He has also served as Sporting Director for the La Liga sides Elche CF and Rayo Vallecano. On the international stage, he enjoyed a highly successful stint with the Ghana National Team, working as an assistant manager under Avram Grant. Meanwhile NorthEast United’s Executive Director Priya Runchal speaking on the appointment said, “We were really impressed with Gerard’s vision for the team. He is known to develop budding talent whilst playing a brand of attractive attacking football. We are confident that he is the right appointment for the Club.” Due to COVID-19 pandemic ISL would be held this season in single venue and Goa will host the championship. Also Watch: Koch-Rajbongshi groups meet with CM to discuss their Demands.