Beloved soul singer Marc Broussard recently released S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul On A Mission, an album filled with covers of songs from the 50’s and 60’s. The new release has a special function, as 50% of all proceeds went to City Of Refuge – an Atlanta-based charity that does groundbreaking work for the homeless population of the city.The S.O.S. album was actually the second in a series released by Broussard, with the first album mainly picking on upbeat soul numbers from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more. The second dug deeper into the genres and pulled out hits from its earliest days.“About a year ago, when we decided to do SOS 2, we tossed around several themes like blues, soul and even yacht rock,” explains Broussard. “But something about this song “Cry To Me” called out like it needed to be heard by the world again. I couldn’t get away from it. I’ve followed my gut at every step during this process and hopefully it pays off because we’re gonna help a lot of people.”From there, Broussard got to work on S.O.S 2, putting together a beautiful album in the process. But he’s not done yet! “The plan is to release an S.O.S. album every year along with associated video content and leverage those through licensing and sales to help those in poverty.”We’re honored to premiere the first video in support of S.O.S. 2. Watch as Marc Broussard covers an Otis Redding classic, “These Arms of Mine,” in the video below..Says Broussard, “This is the first Otis Redding song I ever heard. I was 8 years old and my dad had just joined a new band and was learning a bunch of new material. I fell in love with Otis’ music that day and have only grown to love it more through the years.”Broussard will be playing these songs and his original material on tour throughout the month of November. You can see the full schedule below, and head to his website for more information.Marc Broussard Tour DatesNovember 3 – Atlanta, GA – City WineryNovember 4 – Nashville, TN – City WineryNovember 17 – Austin, TX – Music and Memories Benefiting Alzheimers Texas- The Moody TheaterNovember 18 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger JointNovember 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada TheaterNovember 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey DoeNovember 26 – Charlotte, NC – “Heart and Sou” benefit concert @ Amos’ SouthendNovember 30 – New York, NY – City Winery (Holiday Show)December 23 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall Christmas Show*Marc + Ted Broussard (acoustic)
Six-year-old attacked by mountain lion while hiking, saved by adult who punched it in the stomach A park ranger administered first aid to the child who is said to have minor injuries. The park is closed while the California Department of Fish and Wildlife search for the animal. The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board includes 16 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering and other related fields. Their expertise assists the state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services by recommending reviews and evaluations of contaminants, acting as consultants on DEQ’s determinations to regulate contaminants, and helping the agencies identify contaminants of concern and which should be studied further. UPDATE: Dawson County authorities found the body of Eddie Noonkester around 2:30 pm on February 19th. The cause of death remains unknown though his body has been transported to the state crime lab for further investigation. Read the story here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/17/us/mountain-lion-california-attack-trnd/index.html North Carolina board to meet Feb. 24 to discuss PFOA/PFOS and hexavalent chromium recommendations Search underway for hiker missing on Appalachian Trail Authorities believe Noonkester may have become disoriented on the trail and may be suffering from a medical emergency in Dawson County, GA, CBS46 reports. It’s also possible that Noonkester wandered off the trail and is now lost in the surrounding national forest. Authorities are asking anyone who sees Noonkester to call 911. The NC state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet on Feb. 24 in Raleigh to discuss PFOA/PFOS and hexavalent chromium recommendations, says a DEQ press release. The meeting will also include a public forum. The meeting will be held in the Archdale Building in Raleigh at 10 a.m. This story was originally posted on February 19, 2020, and was updated on February 20, 2020. K-9 teams are searching around the clock for missing hiker Eddie Noonkester who was first reported missing on Monday afternoon. Noonkester began a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail last Friday and has not been seen since. A six-year-old girl hiking with a group of adults and other children in Rancho San Antonio County Park in Santa Clara County, CA is recovering after she was attacked by a mountain lion Sunday morning. The child was saved after one of the adults she was hiking with punched the animal in the ribs while the rest of the group made noise to scare the cat away.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2019 at 11:47 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 In a 33-second span against Georgia Tech, Buddy Boeheim swished two 3s from the same spot on the right wing of Jim Boeheim Court. They didn’t make the difference in a disappointing, 14-point Syracuse loss. But coupled with a 3 earlier in the game, those shots changed the trajectory of Buddy’s season.“I obviously didn’t shoot overall well from the field,” Buddy said, “but those three 3s I hit were confidence boosters. It showed myself that I could go out there and do those type of things.”In conference play, Buddy has shot almost 44 percent from beyond the arc, a stark contrast from his 22 percent mark in nonconference play. Syracuse (16-7, 7-3 Atlantic Coast) has relied on the freshman guard to space the floor whenever an opposing team switches to a zone defense. Even after Buddy shot 8 for 36 from deep in nonconference action, players and coaches, including Buddy, had no doubt his shooting would come around. Buddy could prove crucial in the rematch with Boston College on Saturday, just like he did when he played in crunch time at BC on Jan. 30.“Playing against a zone is something that I capitalize on,” Buddy said after the first BC game,“and that’s what I’m called upon for, going in there and knocking down shots.”Syracuse assistant and all-time 3-point leader Gerry McNamara said Buddy’s shooting was the key to him contributing in his first season at SU. So to players and coaches, Buddy’s 0 for 5 opening night surely was just a blip. The 3 for 20 from deep in SU’s first six games, the same. And that’s how Buddy’s father saw it, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Jan. 30, Boeheim pointed out that former SU stars Andy Rautins and Demetris Nichols both began their college careers with poor 3-point percentages before shooting 40 percent by graduation. Whenever an Orange player was asked in the nonconference months about Buddy’s early struggles, the message was simple: He’s a shooter. If Buddy was on the floor when a technical foul was called on the opposition, he took the foul shots. But the 3-pointers still weren’t falling.He made a three against Northeastern on Dec. 4: “A good thing,” Boeheim called it. Buddy made just two of his next nine from deep, though, and then began ACC play with limited minutes against Notre Dame and Clemson.“He was playing good then,” Boeheim said. “He just wasn’t making shots to start.”Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorBuddy’s form didn’t change amidst the struggles. He still rose straight up and down, “the high release, perfect form” that McNamara compared to one of the NBA’s best marksmen, Klay Thompson. Frustrations showed, though.Some misses were followed by an aggressive clap of his hands. Others, a shake of the head, a grimace or even a laugh. The mannerisms mirrored an early-November practice, when Buddy struggled to keep up with the 35-year-old McNamara and walk-on Ky Feldman in a 3-point shooting contest.But when three more fell through against the Yellow Jackets, Buddy felt validated. He knew he was a shooter — from the playroom and Tykes hoop in his childhood home to the Manley Field House baskets, lowered below 10 feet when he was just a child.“Everyone here believes in me, which is great for me as a shooter, you need that,” Buddy said. “I know that they’re gonna drop eventually.”Syracuse’s 14th-all-time leading scorer, Eric Devendorf, didn’t change Buddy’s shot when Buddy was a high schooler, because it was already “unbelievable,” Devendorf said. It was the shot that made UNC head coach Roy Williams tell Boeheim, “You better take him,” after Buddy made seven 3s at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in summer 2017.After two months of limited makes at Syracuse, Buddy realized his shooting potential.“It’s a struggle to be able to make shots when you’re a young player,” Boeheim said. “He’s shot it well every day in practice, and he’s translated it over into the games.”Now, Buddy’s 3s prompt raised arms from his teammates and a leg lift from Boeheim while the ball is in midair. When they fall through, Boeheim will pump his fist or clap his hands, and Buddy himself has taken to occasionally lifting three fingers high.Buddy said his eyes light up when the opposition deploys a zone, like Georgia Tech did. Against BC, Boeheim played ahead of SU’s senior point guard for the final 13:18 because he was beating the Eagles’ zone with his shooting. In Pittsburgh last Saturday, the Panthers switched to the 2-3 zone on one possession, and Boeheim simultaneously sent Buddy to the scorers’ table to check in. Buddy took a 3 one minute after entering, and made another a few minutes later.“People are gonna be worried about Frank (Howard), Elijah (Hughes), myself, Oshae (Brissett),” Tyus Battle said. “So when he comes in the game that’s all he has to do. Come in and knock down some 3s, and he’s doing a great job of that so far.”After a few of Buddy’s zone-busting games, his father has cautioned that Buddy is still just a 3-ball specialist. When Virginia Tech used mostly man-to-man, Buddy played just four minutes. Against FSU, he played but couldn’t make a 3, struggling against tight perimeter defense. His playing time will almost always come at the expense of Battle or Howard. But by knocking down open shots against zones, Buddy has created a role for himself.It might’ve come faster than Boeheim expected, since he knows freshmen struggle to knock down shots, especially in the ACC. It might’ve come slower than Buddy expected, because he’s used to cashing open looks. When ACC opposition has tried to stifle SU with zone looks, Buddy’s been ready. For the Orange, that’s come exactly when needed.— Senior Staff Writer Matthew Gutierrez contributed reporting to this story.
Senior Hurling Manager Michael Ryan has revealed Tipperary will not take part in the Munster Hurling League next year.He was speaking exclusively to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson as the hurlers arrived in the US ahead of the Fenway Hurling Classic in Boston.Michael Ryan they took the decision to pull from the Munster Hurling League due to a large number of games in a short space of time Photo: Tipperary GAA
Raiders’ Jon Gruden on Antonio Brown: ‘I expect a lot more drama’ from him Lions release running back Theo Riddick to make room for Mike Daniels Saints head coach Sean Payton, who led the call for the rule change, doesn’t believe coaches will abuse it.“I don’t think you’ll see more challenges, in fact I think you’ll see maybe less just because you’re going to want to hold on for a bigger call now than just an eight-yard gain,” Payton told reporters this week.The good news is, the PI challenge is only in effect for the 2019 season. NFL owners will then decide whether to extend the rule, or a modified version, to the 2020 season and beyond. Bottom line, according to the report: The “NFL has totally weaponized pass interference.”Enjoy #NFL’s pass interference challenge. I’ve already had some sources admit that:1.) They’re going to explore techniques/plays aimed at drawing defensive pass interference.2.) They assume every team will do the same.NFL has totally weaponized pass interference. Just wait.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) July 26, 2019Such scheming would certainly violate the spirit of the PI challenge rule. The rule allows coaches to challenge offensive or defensive pass interference penalties or non-calls up until the two-minute warning of either half. Replay officials will be responsible for reviewing plays within the final two minutes and in overtime. Coaches will still have only two challenge flags for a game.It doesn’t seem far-fetched that some coaches might look for ways to “game” the PI challenge. One criticism of the new rule is that reviewing plays in slow motion works to the advantage of the receiver. As four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman noted right after NFL owners approved the rule, “Every defendable pass looks like PI in slow motion.” Melvin Gordon contract: Chargers won’t go over ‘certain number’ in negotiations, report says Consider this: Yahoo Sports reported Friday that coaches are exploring “techniques/plays aimed at drawing defensive pass interference.”And sources told Yahoo “They assume every team will do the same.” Related News The NFL’s new rule allowing coaches to challenge pass interference penalties or even non-calls has seen mixed reviews since being instituted in March.The rule, designed to prevent the type of officiating mistake that marred the outcome of the Saints-Rams NFC championship game, has its fans. But, as with any new rule comes the law of unintended consequences — where a “solution” to one problem creates another, possibly greater problem.
Linden Market washroom facility By Utamu BelleSparks flew high in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) on Friday as a consultation with vendors of Mackenzie Market and Mayor Carwyn Holland and Councillors of Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) got underway.The lavatory facility under constructionWith the aim of the consultation being to address vendors on issues affecting them and to update on future plans of LM&TC, the opportunity presented itself for talks on the ongoing construction of a washroom facility on the eastern front of the Market.This newspaper understands the facility is being erected compliments of a remigrant. However, some vendors claimed it is positioned at the “wrong place” while citing sanitary concerns. As such, Holland asked vendors to decide what must be done regarding the issue. The majority of over 50 vendors present voted to have the almost completed facility removed.The Mayor said despite receiving threatening calls from someone in “high office” not to pursue the issue, it is up to the people to decide.“Permission was granted by the previous council, the timings I didn’t too like or appreciate and what we gathered two days after my being elected as Mayor, I would have seen the developer and so on. I calmly said, ‘could I see you in the office and we discuss this matter?” Holland related.However, Richard Hopkinson standing at the back of the gathering yelled in response, much to the surprise of those present, “that’s a damn lie, you went the first day. That’s a lie!”This sparked outbursts from vendors who were clearly aggravated by the response. The facility is being constructed in the vicinity of Hopkinson’s shop, and some vendors have blamed him for encouraging the move.While there were some who voted to have the facility removed, others said they welcome such an initiative. Some vendors on the Mackenzie market wharf even argued that the facility should have been constructed there instead, since presently it lacks such a facility. There is only one lavatory serving the market which is closed by afternoon.In an interview with this newspaper afterwards, Hopkinson said while he is not the person executing the project, he is in full support of it since it will benefit people in area tremendously.He said in the absence of a 24-hour paid washroom facility, people have been noted to utilize the environs of the market stalls to relieve themselves mainly at nights, as he explained the facility would put an end to this unhealthy practice.“All they are focusing on is to fight down the previous council. There are so many other things that need to be done in this community. I welcome it because it is a much needed facility in this community,” he said.Resident Gregory Parkinson who also spoke to Guyana Times stated, “a remigrant who is home and wants to invest his money wants to build to facilitate for upcoming events like the 50th anniversary and Town Week, so a lot of people will be able to use the facility, because it would be operating 24 hours,” he said.Another resident indicated that the newly elected council is wasting its time when the project should be welcomed.“The only objection is that it didn’t come through a certain channel,” he said.The issue has engaged the attention of Lindeners for some time, even at the level of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) recently as councillors Sandra Adams and Gordon Callender faced off during the council’s statutory meeting last week.According to Callender, the Mayor’s approach to the person constructing the facility is cause for concern since he noted that Holland did not even introduce himself before passing orders. Adams shot up in response to Callender’s remarks, noting that she was informed of the meeting between the two. In the end Regional Chairman Renis Morian had to settle the discussion, noting that it was not the forum for that engagement.
– Tops –Massimiliano AllegriThe 50-year-old Juventus coach once again proved to be the master strategist despite criticism for orchestrating a style of play deemed less attractive and exciting than rivals Napoli.Allegri nevertheless kept one step ahead of his rivals with a chameleon side which he changed 37 times in 38 games to fit their rivals.In addition to winning the psychological battle against Napoli, Juventus boasted the top defence with just 24 goals conceded, finishing with 95 points, second only to Antonio Conte’s 102 with the Turin side in 2014.Allegri has won the league and Cup double in each of his four seasons with the Turin giants becoming the first coach in Europe’s top five leagues to do so.Ciro Immobile, Mauro IcardiLazio’s Immobile and Inter’s Icardi finished the season as joint top Serie A scorers with 29 goals.In the midst of the gloom surrounding Italian football after their failure to qualify for the World Cup, Immobile enjoyed a period of renaissance with the Roman side.The 27-year-old followed up his excellent 2016-17 season with 29 goals from 33 games, despite a right thigh injury seeing him miss much of the end of the season.Inter captain Icardi was similarly hampered, by a knee injury from January, but accounted for nearly half of his side’s 66 goals, and on Sunday claimed his 100th for Inter as he helped them to snatch the final Champions League berth at the expense of Lazio in the Stadio Olimpico.Gonzalo HiguainThe 31-year-old Argentina forward proved a star performer for Juventus despite facing criticism during a lean period without scoring.The former Real Madrid player arrived for a club-record 90 million euros from Napoli two years ago, and has scored 55 goals in two seasons.His 16 in Serie A this season included the winner in the last-gasp 3-2 win against Inter Milan which proved the hammer blow to Napoli’s title ambitions.Maurizio SarriChain-smoking coach Sarri came close to leading Napoli to a third Serie A title after 1987 and 1990 but in the end lost the psychological match with Juventus.After beating Genoa in mid-March, Sarri said: “If it were down to me, I’d go all the way to the Palace and take power.” The Palace, as he saw it, was the Allianz Stadium in Turin. And Napoli successfully stormed it in April with their first win at Juventus in nearly a decade.It was to be the high point of the title challenge as Napoli failed to win their following two games and, despite amassing a club-record 91 points, Sarri’s future at the San Paolo Stadium is now in doubt amid criticism his starting 11 had become too predictable.Napoli finished runners-up for the second time in Sarri’s three seasons.– Flops –Andre Silva, Nikola KalinicAC Milan front men Silva and Kalinic both proved expensive flops after arriving as part of the club’s 200 million euro transfer splurge last summer, fuelled by their new Chinese owners.Portuguese international Silva, 22, joined from FC Porto for 38 million euros plus bonuses, but scored just two goals.Croatian international Kalinic, 30, arrived from Fiorentina for 25 million euros but could only muster six goals in 30 appearances, including one in Sunday’s final game against Fiorentina.BeneventoBenevento’s miracle promotion to Serie A last year quickly turned to a nightmare for the minnows from outside Naples.They made history by becoming the first European team to lose 14 league games in a row before claiming a first point in a 2-2 draw with AC Milan in December when their goalkeeper scored in injury time.The club were relegated with four games to spare.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri celebrates with the Serie A championship trophy at the weekend © AFP / Andreas SOLAROMILAN, Italy, May 21 – The 2017/18 Italian Serie A season finished on Sunday with Juventus crowned champions for the seventh straight year and 34th time in their history.AFP Sport looks at the tops and flops of the league campaign in Italy: