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Memphis Soul Outfit Southern Avenue To Play Tipitina’s In NOLA

first_imgGritty soul outfit Southern Avenue, made up of powerful sisterly duo of Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson on vocals and drums, respectively, along with Israeli-born blues guitarist Ori Naftaly, bassist Daniel McKee, and keyboardist Jeremy Powell, have been earning their stripes out on the road for the last year. On Saturday night, April 1st, the group will return to New Orleans for a show at legendary venue Tipitina’s with special guests Wonderland.While Southern Avenue has only been together for a little over a year, they have already made their mark on the Beale Street crowd in Memphis and beyond. With appearances on their self-titled debut album from the likes of guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) and trumpeter Mark Franklin (The Bo-Keys), Southern Avenue is making a clear case for their ascension in the rock world.The group came together when Israeli-born guitarist Ori Naftaly met singer Tierinii Jackson; the two had an instant musical connection. According to Ori, “When I saw Tierinii perform, I thought, ‘This is why I came to America.’ I met her and we clicked. At our first rehearsal, she told me that her sister was a drummer, and she thought it would be great to have her in the band. We had such a good vibe, and suddenly I didn’t care so much about my solo thing.” And the rest, as they say, is history.Purchase tickets for the show here. For additional show information, check out the Facebook Event page here.last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas slams Maurizio Sarri for decision during Europa League final

first_imgCesc Fabregas criticises Maurizio Sarri for not bringing on Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in Europa League final Advertisement Ewan RobertsThursday 30 May 2019 7:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link871Shares The Italian chose to bring on Davide Zappacosta in the last few minutes instead (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas has criticised Maurizio Sarri for not handing Chelsea captain Gary Cahill one last farewell appearance in the Blues’ comprehensive Europa League final win over Arsenal.Chelsea blew away their London rivals in a rampant second half in Baku on Wednesday night, with a brace from Eden Hazard and goals from Olivier Giroud and Pedro sealing the win.Cahill, who will leave Chelsea when his contract expires this summer, was left on the bench throughout despite the wide margin of victory, with Davide Zappacosta coming on as the final sub in the 89th minute instead. Cahill was denied one last appearance but got to lift the trophy (Picture: Getty)Cesar Azpilicueta, who was wearing the armband in Baku, was quick to invite Cahill to lift the trophy with him, but both Fabregas and Eidur Gudjohnsen felt Sarri missed an opportunity to properly honour the centre-back with a late cameo.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘A fantastic servant for the club. I mean, if there is one thing that I am missing tonight, it was this touch from somebody,’ Fabregas told BT Sport.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Especially it should come – and I know it’s his [Sarri’s] night, I don’t want to say anything negative tonight – but a little touch to Gary Cahill, five minutes to go, 4-1 against Arsenal, put him on, give him the armband.‘Let him leave as a proper hero as he deserves. I missed that to be honest. But anyway, great night for Chelsea football club.’center_img Fabregas, who gets a winners’ medal, felt Sarri should have brought Cahill on (Picture: BT Sport)Gudjohnsen, who was also in the studio, agreed: ‘That is absolutely spot on. I am not sure it even crossed Sarri’s mind, because maybe as a coach he was so focused on everything that goes on.’Cesc chimed in: ‘But that’s why you have people around you as well that help you.’Gudjohnsen agreed again, saying: ‘Yeah, people that say, “Listen, five minutes to go, 4-1 up, show the respect that he deserves”. He’s been a fantastic servant to Chelsea.’Sarri’s treatment of Cahill – who has been ostracised from the first team, playing just twice in the Premier League this season for a total of 22 minutes – is believed to have annoyed a number of the Chelsea squad.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

AMEU Instructors Want Better Incentives for Faculty, Support Staffs

first_imgDr. Q. Somah Paygai, Vice President for Administration of the faith-based African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), on Camp Johnson Road, in Monrovia, has called on the Board of Directors to increase the salary of  employees.Dr. Paygai’s appeal was contained in a statement he delivered on Monday, June 11, at an honoring program of 35 “hardworking and long-serving staffs for their commitment to duty along with 25 students for academic excellence.”He informed the Board that in order for the university to remain focused in the pursuit of academic excellence, its faculty and administrative staffs must be paid salaries that will at least meet some of their basic needs.Dr. Paygai lauded the honorees for their dedication to job and study.At present, according to him, the university has a student enrollment of more than 4,000, over 138 academic staffs and 200 administrative staff members, who are dedicated and devoted to their respective duties. But he said they work under difficult situations that are incredibly hard to endure.“We know that many of you have stayed for long hours working for the good of the AMEU, so we say, thank you very much for your time and contributions to develop this university. It is through your collective and individual commitments that this university has been transformed into what it is today,” Paygai commended.He indicated that with the great achievements already made in its 23 years of existence, the institution still has a bigger goal to pursue in the coming years.Clemenceau B. Urey, the chief executive officer of the Atlantic Life and General Insurance Company, lauded the administration for providing “quality education to the students over the years.”Urey said amid some challenges that the institution has endured for the past 23 years, it has stood tall, delivering quality education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more