Snarky Puppy Welcomes KNOWER, DMB’s Jeff Coffin For Stunning Video From Family Dinner Vol. 2

first_imgSnarky Puppy has released the final video for Family Dinner Vol. 2, featuring KNOWER & Jeff Coffin. The track, entitled “I Remember,” is yet another hugely diverse sound coming from the two-time Grammy-winners. The entire album, which features different guest musicians on each individual track, puts Snarky Puppy in the spotlight for their original, atypical approach to modern day record-making. Even David Crosby made his way to the sessions, to record the soulful “Somebody’s Home.” Watch that here.This final track brings a spunky, jazz-infused, retro-funk vibe to the eclectic sound that is Snarky Puppy, welcoming the stunning sounds of KNOWER and some great solo work from Dave Matthews Band/Flecktones saxophonist Jeff Coffin. The song was originally created by KNOWER, an electronic music duo who continue to impress with bold creations.While each song makes a different statement on the album, this is definitely one of the more high energy numbers on the album. You can watch all released videos here, and check out their newest video below:And check out the original by KNOWER, below: Family Dinner Vol. 2 was released earlier this month, and can be purchased here. Be sure to catch Snarky Puppy keys master Cory Henry as the artist-at-large for Lettuce’s own Fool’s Paradise festival in St. Augustine, FL from April 1-2, on a lineup that features GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue and more. Information can be found here.last_img read more

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Beginning Farmers

first_imgStarting in October, a new training program will offer beginning and young farmers crash courses in business planning, vegetable and fruit production and goat husbandry to provide them with a strong foundation to help grow their new businesses. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA Small Business Development Center, Georgia Organics, Fort Valley State University and AgSouth Farm Credit, along with other partners, are developing the training and mentoring program to help beginning farmers become successful and sustainable farmers.The partnership will provide training to 70 new farmers, focusing on minority farmers and farmers with limited means. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced Feb. 2 that the partnership would receive a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant of $652,000 to establish an innovative training program that can be presented throughout the state. “Many of the young people interested in farming don’t come from a farming background,” said Julia Gaskin, director of UGA’s Sustainable Agriculture Program. “We have been very interested in developing a comprehensive training program to help this group and those currently farming that want to improve their operations.” The statewide partnership also includes UGA Extension’s county agents, the Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. “We think this collaborative approach will give us a good foundation for a strong program for the state’s beginning farmers,” Gaskin said.This grant is part of more than $18 million in NIFA funding to support beginning farmers. The core of the training program is business planning. The UGA Small Business Development Center — a unit of the Office of Public Service and Outreach — and AgSouth Farm Credit will provide business planning and financing workshops to the farmers. “To assure a continued sound agriculture industry in our nation, it is essential that we provide financial literacy and risk management training for the next generation of farmers,” said Van McCall, director of the AGAware program for AgSouth. “AgSouth Farm Credit has made a commitment to the future of agriculture through the development of our national award-winning AGAware program. We are very excited for the opportunity to partner in this program.” AgSouth Farm Credit launched a young and beginning farmers training program in 2013 with AGAware, a series of business skills workshops focusing on business planning, marketing and Farm Services Agency and Small Business Administration programs. Georgia Organics will help develop training for farmers interested in small fruit and vegetable production and coordinate the hands-on training that will offer internships and/or mentoring experiences. “Beginning farmers face many obstacles, and successful, established farmers offer a wealth of expertise to help them succeed,” said Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics. “We look forward to connecting these new growers with producers who have been there, and to the rewarding work of feeding their communities.” Tom Terrill, a small ruminant expert at Fort Valley State University will lead the development of the small ruminant training. The training is based on the highly successful Master Goat Producers classes that have been run in north Georgia. The demand for sheep and goat products has been growing, and this training will teach new farmers the basics on how to be successful with their herds. “Goat production is an ideal enterprise for beginning farmers because of (growing) demand for goat meat in the United States and because they do not require an intensive system,” Terrill said. “Goats can utilize brush, broadleaf weeds and grasses on marginal land and still be productive.” The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will lead the grant and provide additional training in small fruit and vegetable production.For more information about Georgia’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, see www.SustainAgGA.org.last_img read more

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FARC and Colombian Government Peace Talks Move Forward

first_imgBy Dialogo December 21, 2012 The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) stated on December 19 that the peace talks in Havana were held “on a positive note” during their first month, in which both delegations were “presenting their arguments” to put an end to the armed conflict. “The meetings have been held on a positive note of respectful discussion. Arguments have been presented and popular concerns are being gathered,” Jesús Santrich, a guerrilla negotiator, told the press before starting the talks in Havana’s Convention Palace. Santrich highlighted “the successful development of the Integral Agrarian Development policy forum, which concluded on December 19 in Bogotá with the participation of 1,200 delegates, and the proposals of which will be submitted to FARC and government representatives on January 8, in Havana. During that forum, which started on December 17, “the most popular organizations have expressed their deep concern for the landownership policy of the Colombian agrarian system” and the need for “strengthening small and medium sized estates,” the insurgent added. Since the talks started on November 19 in Havana, conversations have been aimed at the agrarian issue, the origin of the armed conflict in Colombia that has lasted for almost half a century, and which caused about 600,000 deaths, 15,000 missing, and four million displaced people, according to official data. The agenda also includes the following topics: illicit drugs, political participation, disarmament, and victims reparations. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the conversation should conclude in November 2013 at the latest, one year after it started.last_img read more

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Finding a passion and turning it into action

first_imgYou don’t just wake up one day and decide that you are going to be passionate about something new. Finding a passion takes work, it takes trial and error, and sometimes it takes pure luck. I found my passion in political advocacy for credit unions through a little bit of all three. Because of my passion for political advocacy and my opportunity to pursue it at work, I am a more engaged team member, more vested in the outcomes of my members’ financial lives, and more involved with my team. Because of my passion, I am producing a greater return for my credit union in all facets of my job – all of this coming at a minimal cost.What does internal grassroots advocacy mean? To me it means that as a team we are equipped to speak on behalf of our member owners. We are able and willing to address with our legislators the issues that impact our member-owned financial cooperatives. Seems simple enough, right?So what’s the benefit of having an internal grassroots advocacy program? A major benefit, of course, is helping to steer our legislators toward credit union-friendly outcomes. At this point I know what you are thinking: I’ve heard this before – and I’m sure you have. We are always looking for ways to increase our voices with legislators and regulators. There’s nothing new here. continue reading » 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Soybeans unite Indiana and Indonesia

first_imgTempeh and Bruschetta with tempeh, capers, and parmesanGreensburg, IN — The Indonesian Consul General paid a visit to Greensburg on Monday to promote the importance of the soybean trade between Indiana and Indonesia. Indiana is the 3rd highest exporter of soybeans to the country. Several local dignitaries gathered to hear a presentation on Tempeh at Mayasari Indonesian Grill.Maya Mays, owner and operator of Maysari Indonesian Grill and Mayasari Indonesian Tempeh, her future manufacturing business, stated, “Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian soy product, that is made from fermented soybeans. It is made by a fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form.” Maya says it is especially popular as it is a staple source of protein, “Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans, but it is a whole soybean product with different nutritional and textural qualities. Tempeh’s fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins. It has a firm texture and an earthy flavor.”The Consul General, Meri Binsar Simorangkir discussed the future of enhancing soybean trade. Steve Budiono, CEO of Glogens, a coal fertilizer company, spoke about the benefits of using the organic fertilizer on soybean crops and discussed the future possibilities of a coal fertilizer manufacturing plant in the midwest.last_img read more

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Chukwueze rejects N14b Liverpool move

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Liverpool allegedly had a bid rejected for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze. At the beginning of the year, Jurgen Klopp was successful with his effort to bring Takumi Minamino to Anfield, which proved to be his only piece of business. However, according to France Football, the Merseyside giants attempted to make another addition to the final third last month. The report claimed that the Premier League giants were willing to part with £30m in order to sign Chukwueze, who has contributed three goals from 22 La Liga appearances this season. Despite his lack of return during the current campaign, Villarreal turned down the bid for a player who is said to have £55 million release clause. The 20-year-old has also received interest from Chelsea and is reported to have a £55 million release clause in his current contract that expires in 2023.Tags: Jurgen KloppLa LigaSamuel ChukwuezeVillareallast_img read more

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Lady Jags roar to 3 – 1 win over Nicaragua

first_img– Guyana to play Puerto Rico today THE Lady Jags opened their FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup qualifiers with a 3 – 1 win over Nicaragua on Sunday evening in the Dominican Republic. Guyana, playing in their first Group D match, led 1 – 0 at the half way mark, after Audrey Narine scored in the 19th minute to give the Lady Jags the lead.Five minutes upon resumption of the second half, Jade Vyfhuis extended the lead for the Guyanese women, while Serena McDonald made it 3 – 0 in the 60th minute to place the match in the hands of the Lady Jags.  Nicaragua scored in the 64th minute, but by then, the match was already in the bag for the Guyanese, who held on to secure three points. Guyana now sits on top of their group with a superior goal-difference than Mexico, who defeated Puerto Rico 2 – 1.With a chance of tightening their grip on the group, Guyana will play Puerto Rico today from 16:00hrs.last_img read more

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Maritime colleges fight for bragging rights in budding rivalry

first_imgIn the first game of his collegiate career, State University of New York Maritime’s Stephen Roman played Massachusetts Maritime in a game billed as the Chowder Bowl.Though it was the first meeting between the schools, it has since taken on greater historical importance.“It felt like it became an instant rivalry,” Roman said.The intensity of the matchup between the Massachusetts Maritime Buccaneers and SUNY Maritime Privateers is primarily fueled by the players’ career choices. Both colleges prepare their students for careers in the nautical industry. The players know they open the season each year against peers they will compete against for employment, as well as on-field supremacy. Alumni from both schools trade barbs on the game throughout the year.That banter has been one-sided, though. SUNY Maritime owns a 4-0 record in the series. Last season was the first since the series began that the two schools did not face off. The cruise schedule of Massachusetts Maritime’s training ship led to the game’s cancellation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Friday at 7 p.m., the rivalry resumes as SUNY’s cadets and a few thousand local fans will give Massachusetts Maritime a hostile welcome in Throgg’s Neck, N.Y.“I think it’s kind of a respect thing when you’re out actually in the industry after you’re through college and you look back … and know that you were the best football team,” former SUNY Maritime defensive end Thomas Boney said. “It’s kind of just being respected, being able to give them crap.”Massachusetts head coach Jeremy Cameron and SUNY head coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes call their respective schools the destination for in-state recruits pursuing maritime careers.Yet in coastal states like New Jersey and Florida, Cameron and Kendrick-Holmes often find themselves trying to lure the same players to their academies. Inevitably, one coach misses out on a prospect. Those players take the field against the once-potential teammates they spurned.The recruiting crossfire only intensifies the rivalry.“I actually enjoyed playing at Massachusetts Maritime because I got recruited by them and actually wanted to beat them more,” Boney said.A.J. Gillan played linebacker and captained SUNY Maritime his junior year. But in high school, Massachusetts Maritime heavily recruited him, too. Then, the Privateers forgot him, Roman said.Beating his Chowder Bowl rivals became an obsession.Though only the 2009 Chowder Bowl was decided by more than 10 points, Massachusetts Maritime failed to stop New York in the three closer contests. While that dominance is a point of pride for the Privateers, it haunts the Buccaneers.Since spring practice, Massachusetts harped on its 0-4 record against its rival, defensive captain Nick Mazurkiewicz said. He also predicted an end to SUNY’s rushing dominance, a historic advantage.“We have a bunch of returning starters. My buddies on the line are doing excellent at practice, the linebackers are doing awesome, the D-backs are unbelievable so we have a bunch of experience coming back on D,” he said. “I think we can shut them down.”Regardless of the result, the game will ripple into the maritime workplace. Players from both sides of the rivalry said they are constantly reminded of the game’s importance by alumni.“My cousin graduated when I was a freshman and he was a senior captain, and I think he would be thrilled,” Mazurkiewicz said. “He’s always following me around, and I talked to a bunch of the guys from last season and the year before that, and they’re always pushing us to win because we’re a big family out there, you know, even when we’re not with each other.”On the field, some mild trash talk is exchanged.Some players consider Massachusetts a better educational institution with New York wearing the label of a less serious school, senior captain Eric Heedles said.Ultimately, SUNY prefers to point to its 4-0 record.Yet an underlying respect for each other’s career choices prevents any deep-seeded animosity.“We have the utmost respect for New York Maritime and in particular coach Holmes, obviously, with his service in the military,” Cameron said. “He’s a total class guy and he’s a great guy. So, you know we have a lot of respect for him and his program.”Holmes is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who performed active duty as recently as 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The respectfully intense Chowder Bowl is like a small-scale version of the Army-Navy game, he said.“I think our industry, the fact that it’s a smaller community that you actually work together from day one, I think it kind of heightens the — it’s an intense rivalry,” Cameron said. “I wouldn’t call it friendly at all.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 4, 2012 at 1:07 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

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VGC, Native FC Dominate at Nike Soccer Tourney

first_imgThe maiden edition of the Nike Homecoming football competition came to a thrilling end recently with VGC FC and Native FC emerged champions of the tournament.The three-day event, which was a mixture of music, art and sport was organised by Boy Better Know Africa and the sporting segment of the event was curated by BallOff and took place at Upbeat Centre in Lekki.The football tournament was in two fold with the first made up of mixture of male and female players from various backgrounds, as well as local academies.The second part of the tournament had an array of international celebrities and social influencers which included the Nigerian/British  musician Skepta and others.In the first tournament final, VGC FC defeated Chad FC by 2 – 1 to win that category of the tournament.Whilst Immaculate FC defeated  Industry Fc by  2 – 0 to win the third place match. The other teams that featured in this category were, YM FC and FBG FC.The second part of the tournament had various celebrities battling it out for the coveted first place position. Former Super Eagles players such as Daniel Amokachi, Garba Lawal, Ike Shorunmi, Julius Aghahowa and Taribo West also graced the event by playing a novelty match with the All Star team selected from the celebrity tournament. The Ex-internationals won their match 2 -1.At the closing ceremony, the Brand Communications Manager, Nike football, Mr. Neil Potter, said that the company’s aim of organising the tournament is to create a meaningful cultural exchange which was certainly achieved.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball gets thrust into fire against Clippers’ Patrick Beverley

first_img USC gets rare win at UCLA Wife feared her husband Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Even with a smaller sample size, Walton said Ball “keeps showing more and more of what can make him really special.”“When he is on the court, his team is better,” Walton said. “The ball is moving, they are getting good shots, he is in control, he loves the moment.”Walton and the Lakers saw that regularly throughout the summer and the limited preseason.“It is just good to see it happen more and more,” Walton said, “and it is more of who he is rather than random coincidence.”Every star needs a heel, however, and in the opener that will be Beverley. A first-team all-defensive guard last year in Houston, Beverley was part of the Clippers’ return in the Chris Paul trade.“Pat Beverley hounding him all over the floor is going to be a great learning experience for him,” Walton said.Of course, Lakers fans won’t be tuning in on Thursday because they want to see great learning experiences. They want to see Ball excel from the start of his career.And if he doesn’t?“You just learn from it,” he said. “It’s 82 games, you can’t dwell on one game or you’re going to have a bunch more bad games in a row. After it happens, learn from it and just move on.”Walton said Ball would not be on a minutes restriction in his debut, at least not because of his sprained ankle. The Lakers researched what range of minutes other high lottery picks have played in recent years and developed a target range.“Most young top picks aren’t playing more than 30-35 minutes,” Walton said, “and that is the elite of the elite top young players so that is kind of where we are trying to keep our young guys in at a maximum.”It remained unclear who else will start next to Ball in the backcourt with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended for the first two games and the starting power forward spot allegedly still up for grabs despite a strong sense around the team that Larry Nance Jr. will open the season ahead of Julius Randle on the depth chart.“Everything’s always on the debate table,” Walton said. “I have a good idea of who’s starting but that can change.”NOTESThe Lakers signed Vander Blue to their remaining two-way contract. The D-League MVP last season with the L.A. D-Fenders, Blue was on the Lakers training camp roster and also starred on their Summer League entry. … Randle (intercostal strain) was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and is listed as probable for Thursday. … Josh Hart was diagnosed with bursitis in his left Achilles tendon and is questionable. EL SEGUNDO — He dazzled in a practice uniform during summer league, playing against other NBA neophytes. There were those hoping to hang on, to break through, or, for his real peers, show off what made them high draft picks.At UCLA, it was other college kids.For Lonzo Ball, the matchups have never been like they will be starting on Thursday, when, with just 57 minutes of preseason experience under his belt, the point guard makes his long-awaited Lakers debut in the season opener against the Clippers.Related Articles “He has never played in this type of game before,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said, “where the guards and the players are this good and this strong, and he is going against grown men. A team full of them.”center_img Dogs at Wilson Park Pet of the Week Family has unique solution to gas prices AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat doesn’t mean Walton is worried.“He will be fine,” he said. “I think he will rise to the challenge like he has his whole life.”The first weeks of Ball’s rookie season will be full of tests both large and small. A debut matchup against Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley could easily be characterized as rookie hazing.“I have been watching the NBA for a long time,” said Ball, 19. “He definitely picks up full court and plays hard. It is going to be a lot of fun.”The sprained ankle that kept Ball out of the final four exhibition games also reduced the number of opportunities the coaching staff had to evaluate Ball.last_img read more

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