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Stevie Wonder, John Scofield Tapped For Miles Davis Tribute Album

first_imgFew musicians are as symbolic of an entire genre of music as Miles Davis is to jazz. The two are literally inseparable, perhaps driving Don Cheadle to write, direct, and star in the Miles Ahead biopic (watch the trailer here). Another tribute to Davis is on the way, as jazz pianist Robert Glasper has organized an album dedicated to the iconic trumpeter.Titled Everything’s Beautiful, Glasper has recruited a who’s who of musicians for the Miles Davis tribute project. Among those involved: Stevie Wonder, John Scofield, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Illa J and so many more. The album is due out May 27th via Sony Records, and pre-orders can be placed here.Check out the tracklisting below:Everything’s Beautiful Tracklisting: 1. “Talking Shit” 2. “Ghetto Walkin” featuring Bilal 3. “They Can’t Hold Me Down” featuring Illa J 4. “Maiysha (So Long)” featuring Erykah Badu 5. “Violets” featuring Phonte 6. “Little Church” featuring Hiatus Kaiyote 7. “Silence Is The Way” featuring Laura Mvula 8. “Song For Selim” featuring KING 9. “Milestones” featuring Georgia Ann Muldrow 10. “I’m Leaving You” featuring John Scofield and Ledisi 11. “Right On Brotha” featuring Stevie Wonderlast_img read more

ProLogis’ Birmingham shed to house Selfridges

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`Hikers and GCC Tigers storm to outdoor hockey titles

first_imgTHE PEPSI Hikers and the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) GBTI Tigers claimed exciting overall victories on Saturday afternoon in the Bounty- and Antonio’s Grille-sponsored Guyana Hockey Board One-Day Outdoor Tournament, which was held at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence.Seven male teams and five female sides battled in the 25-match event, which culminated in fading light.Seasoned players and skippers of both side, Robert France and Sonia Jardine, led from the front in the championship clash.In the male final, the Hikers were able to dominate against Bounty GCC– the Sequel. France scored in the seventh and 18th minutes of the clash to seal the game, but it could have been by a larger margin with the top club attacking in waves, which forced their opponent to defend with large numbers.On the other pitch, the older Tigers were able to outlast the younger GCC GBTI Spartans.As she has done over the years, Jardine made the difference. Collecting the ball just over the halfway spot, the 40-year-old turned on her marker and then beat two other defenders before she faked the goalie to push the ball into the uprights.Although there were several attempts by both sides, the fifth-minute first-half goal proved to be the decider.The female semi-final clashes were both one-sided affairs. After a 0-0 first half, the Spartans dominated Saints in their final-four battle. Abosaide Cadogan scored in the 14th and 18th minutes, while Diana Charles converted in the 16th minute.Meanwhile, the Tigers were able to get past the GCC GBTI Spice by a similar margin in their semi-final clash. Princessa Wilkie scored in the 6th and 12th minutes before Jardine sealed the game in the 17th minute of play.Both male semi-finals went to penalty flicks. The Hikers had a tough battle against the Bounty GCC Pitbulls. The eventual overall champions had to play catch up after Kevin Spencer had scored in the opening minute, but Aroydy Banford answered in the second half to take his team to the shootout, where they triumphed.The Sequel and YMCA Old Fort Carriers also battled to a draw (0-0), but the former were able to surge ahead in the shootout.Tigers’ Trisha Woodroffe was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, while the Spartans’ Sarah Matthias was adjudged the Most Promising Junior Female player.In the male division, Shaquon Favourite, from the YMCA Old Fort Warriors, was voted as the Most Promising Male player, while Rayon Brandford from the Hikers won the MVP award.last_img read more

Take your duty to your community seriously – Harmon

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, urged the community leaders of Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five) to take their responsibility to their communities and fellow residents seriously as he noted that they have a duty to work with every community member to improve their quality of life.The State Minister was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening of the Community Leaders Leadership Forum on Sunday evening, at the Belladrum Secondary School.Minister Harmon said that community leaders and community development organisations play an important role in the consolidation of local democracy and governance through the local government administration, as well as fuelling the momentum towards development. Noting that the theme, ‘Working together for the upliftment of the community’ is most appropriate, he said that the community leaders must understand, appreciate and be committed to resolving the issues that the communities face.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon chats with members of the community“We, as Government, recognise that we cannot foster true development in communities across Guyana by the mere infusion of resources from the top but rather with the full and effective involvement of community based organisations that are mandated to undertake community initiatives for the benefit of all residents of the community, which makes them the best conduit through which information, resources and development activities can be channelled from the Government to the community. Simply put, community development organisations are the best channels for effective administration and communication between the Government, the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and the people,” the minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Noting that Guyana has a rich history of people centred, people focused, and people driven community initiatives, Minister Harmon said that over the years, numerous self-help groups, cooperatives and community based groups have emerged as change agents within communities. These institutions have made and continue to make immeasurable contributions to the development of communities across Guyana, but Minister Harmon said that a more collective and cooperative effort is needed to address issues in the community.“I hope you will decide on a way to create greater synergy with central Government, RDC and the NDC in the area of policy, programmatic interventions and other activities that the community would like. I would also like this forum to reinforce the unquestionable virtue of collaboration for the use of limited resources to develop the community and to create the environment for a strong, effective, self-sustainable community through collective endeavours. It is important that at the end of this forum, you as community-based organisers should no longer see yourself as a mere community activist but rather, as developmental partners working in collaboration with all levels of Government to ensure the good life for all particularly the members of your community,” he said.Chairman of the NDC, Emile Wilson in an invited comment, said that community members are pleased with the progress that has been made in several of the villages since this administration took office. He noted that the cooperation and support that have been given to the communities in the Region by the administration must be commended and applauded.After the opening ceremony, residents were given the opportunity to raise their concerns with the minister, many of which were addressed on the ground.last_img read more

HOSPITAL WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER CHILD ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED

first_imgA staff member at Letterkenny General Hospital has been suspended following allegations that a child was physically assaulted.A full investigation has been launched at Letterkenny General Hospital.The alleged incident, which happened in recent days, has sparked a full investigation at the hospital.Health bosses have confirmed to Donegal Daily that an incident is being investigated but are refusing to divulge specific details of the incident. However it is understood a medic has been suspended after it was alleged that she struck a four year old child.It is understood the incident was witnessed by one of the child’s parents.The matter was then reported to hospital management who took immediate action against the medic.A spokesman for the hospital (part of the West/North Hospitals Group) confirmed it is investigating a “trust in care” incident. “Letterkenny General Hospital (part of the West/North West Hospitals Group) is investigating a “Trust in care” incident concerning a child who was attending the hospital, accompanied by its parent.“Letterkenny General Hospital is guided by two policies when dealing with such incidents.“The “Children First” policy states that the key principles informing best practice are that the welfare of children is of paramount importance and that all personnel and health professionals, irrespective of the position held within the organisation, have a responsibility towards child protection and welfare.”The spokesman said the “Trust in Care” policy aims to ensure any allegations or complaints against a member of staff are thoroughly investigated.This policy states that, “at an appropriate stage in the process, management should take whatever protective measures are necessary to ensure that no patient/client or staff member is exposed to unacceptable risk. “These protective measures are not disciplinary measures and may include putting the staff member off duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.”The spokesman added that in the interests of fairness and to ensure due process, the nature of any investigation is not discussed with third parties not associated with the alleged incident.A statement from the West/North West Hospitals Group said the matter may be referred to Gardai if appropriate.“When the results of the investigation are known, appropriate action is taken, up to and including disciplinary action and, where appropriate, the reporting of the incident to external authorities.” HOSPITAL WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER CHILD ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED was last modified: November 5th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:assaultinvestigationLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more