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Local Owner Operator Truck Driver Job – Chalmette, Louisiana HIRING LOCAL OWNER OPERATORS! New Orleans, LA Home Time Every Night! Competitive Weekly Pay! Quarterly Safety and Production Bonus Trailers Provided at No Extra Cost Discounts on Fuel, Tires, and Parts […]
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William Rand “Billy” Smith, 53, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans following a brief illness. He was born January 4, 1965. Billy was a member of Searcy Baptist Church and was employed in the telecommunication field as a telephone technician. He liked guns and was an avid sportsman. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, at Searcy Baptist Church with the Revs. Reid Terry, Steve Jones, and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Family Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his mother, Aldis Boyd Smith; and a sister Monty Lanier. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Loretta Smith of Jena; daughter, Emmalee Smith of Jena; son, Will Smith of Thibodaux; sister, Mary Jo Poole of Thibodaux; and his father, Freddie Rand “Sonny” Smith. Pallbearers were Brand Bignar, Marty Cooper, Dustin Keene, Bryan Robertson, L. D. Stringer, and Levi Stringer. Honorary pallbearers were co-workers at CenturyLink.

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          Saints Release First Preseason Depth Chart      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Orleans Saints released their first depth chart of the preseason on Monday, prior to their preseason opener on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars Continue reading…
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          Comment on Field Report: Dixie Brewing Comes To New Orleans East by Dixie Brewing Company Puts Down Stakes In New Orleans East | C h o w p a p i      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[…] Dixie Brewing company, established in New Orleans in 1907, is preparing to become a community stakeholder in the 9th Ward’s New Orleans East neighborhood. more […]
          Memphis Grizzlies to hold 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 21, 2019 at FedExForum      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The NBA today announced that the Memphis Grizzlies will hold their 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game as the team hosts the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CT at FedExForum.
          Reports: Jahlil Okafor agrees to deal with New Orleans Pelicans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Orleans Pelicans reportedly have another new face that will grace their frontcourt for the 2018-19 season.
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History will be made this football season! According to http://www.autumnjoilive.com Cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be joining the Los Angeles Rams, and Jess Hernandez with the New Orleans Saints. “Still can’t believe I’m one of the first males in history to be a pro NFL cheerleader!” Jinnies tweeted after making the team. While the […]
          SAP SuccessFactors Payroll Configuration Lead - New Orleans, LA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Forty Tulane New Orleans University students toured Israel on TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT, and were joined by eight soldiers from Rosh Ha ayin during the week-long visit in the framework of the Partnership s Birthright2GETHER program. The group arrived in Rosh Ha ayin on Monday May 14, 2012, were welcomed by local Israeli Scouts youth movement members, took part in an Israeli Scouting activity and competitions, and learned scouting style cheerleading. Later in the evening they were hosted by families for an Israeli dinner.

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The third and current season of Queen Sugar hasn’t ended yet, but already the show has been renewed for a fourth season by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), according to reports from Variety.

Queen Sugar premiered on September 6, 2016, and beautifully tells a story of love, loss, struggle, racial injustices, and the importance of family. The series follows three siblings: sisters Nova and Charley Bordelon, and their younger brother Ralph Angel Bordelon. Nova is a Black Lives Matter activist and journalist from New Orleans, while sister Charley has had a more sheltered life. Charley lives in Los Angeles with her basketball star husband and son Micah. Little brother Ralph Angel is a single father, who was recently released from prison and now has to figure out how to provide for his son Blue.

The siblings could not be more different, but after the loss of their father, they’re forced to work together in Louisiana to fulfill his dying wish.

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ORLEANS — Progressive activists at Netroots Nation in New Orleans this past weekend had a message for the establishment of the Democratic Party: start talking about race or step aside. The marquee annual conference for the left — a key stop for possible presidential candidates since its first meeting in 2006 — made it clear in their program at the outset, that “Democrats must abandon the myth of the white swing voter and invest in the multi-racial, multicultural coalition of voters that make up the majority of our electorate.” But some Democrats are better prepared for this than others. In...
          Judge Orders New Orleans To Stop Jailing People For Being Poor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The judicial system in New Orleans is an absolute mess – a mess that has been even dirtier thanks to the work of a Magistrate judge who likes to throw people in jail for being poor. The problem lies with the city’s bail system that does not take a defendant’s financial status into consideration when […]

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          5th Circuit: Attorney Fees May Still Be Available In ERISA Action      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW ORLEANS - A Texas federal judge properly granted judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) that Aetna Life Insurance Co. and others did not abuse their discretion in processing health care claim benefits submitted by a physician-owned acute care hospital, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 31 (North Cypress Medical Center Operating Co. Ltd., et al. v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 16-20674, 5th Cir.).
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NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 3 determined that a district court did not err in concluding that substantial evidence supports a disability insurer's termination of benefits based on the plan's 24-month limitation for mental disorders (Ricky D. Hayes v. Dearborn National Life Insurance Co., No. 17-30670, 5th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 21608).
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NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 7 affirmed that farmers were permitted to exclude historical data for a federally reinsured crop year, even though the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. (FCIC) had not completed its data compilation (Michael Adkins, et al. v. Steven C. Silverman, et al., No. 17-10759, 5th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 21961).
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          Louisiana’s Iconic Dixie Beer Will Return to New Orleans With a New Brewery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Oxford Study Finds Conservatives Are ‘Right To Be Skeptical’ of Scientists

An initial note:  The leading author in the paper mentioned below is Nathan Cofnas, not Confas.  It is of course an unusual name so confusion is understood. It is a Lithuanian Jewish name.

I have read the original academic journal article and rather admire the way Nathan has minimized his upsetting of applecarts.  Most social psychological research is utter bilge but Nathan quotes a lot of it with a straight face. He establishes his point about biased scientists even while not criticizing a lot of biased science.

So his paper is a very scholarly and thorough discussion of three areas where the positions of the scientific establishment are unreasonably liberal. And he doesn't even mention global warming!  Conservatives have long been acutely aware of the liberal bias in academe but Cofnas gives detailed chapter and verse coverage of how that affects scientific findings.

I myself worked for ten years in a sociology department of a highly rated Australian university and rapidly became aware that all of the other teaching staff were Marxists of one stripe or another -- so it was clear from that that conservative ideas would not get fair consideration, if they were considered at all.

Cofnas mentions the difficulty that conservatives have in getting results of their research published in the academic journals.  I experienced that and had to go to great lengths to overcome it.  I overcame it by doing much higher quality work than Leftist authors were presenting  -- which was not actually that hard.

By that I am referring to the virtually universal practice among psychologists of carrying out their research using either white rats or available groups of freshman students.  Such studies are no more than childish games.  To arrive at any sort of generalizable conclusion, you have to base your research on  a representative sample of the population you wish to discuss. Normal psychological research, however, does nor use representative samples of anything.  They do not even attempt to use representative samples of freshman students!  Yet such totally useless research results are routinely presented as if they were generalizable to all humanity!  That is just about as far away from real science as you can get.  It's about as authoritative as medieval theology.

So I used that to my advantage.  I did my research using real random samples of specifiable populations. I went out and doorknocked, for instance -- something that would give almost any leftist academic the horrors. So when my papers came up for evaluation, editors and referees would have looked absurd  even to themselves if they rejected the only bit of generalizable research that they had ever seen.  Even then, however, if I questioned liberal dogma too sharply or sweepingly, my papers were rejected.  Like Cofnas I had to stick to a careful consideration of just a few detailed points.

So conservatives do well to be skeptical of conclusions from liberal social scientists. Their conclusions are not only biased, they are in general just rubbish by normal scientific standards, and blatant rubbish at that.

Wisely, Cofnas did not extend his critique to global warming. But that allegedly "scientific" theory was obviously wrong from its first formulation in the 80s.  The theory is that the worldwide expansion of industrialization after WWII led to a great increase in atmospheric CO2 and that that rise in turn caused a rise in the global temperature.

And they were half right.  CO2 levels did shoot up steadily in that timeframe.  But here is the catch:  Temperature levels did not.  They plateaued. Over a 30 year period from 1945 to 1975 there was no rise in the global temperature.  Temperatures just bobbed up and down around a static average.  Temperatures at the end of the period were essentially the same as at the beginning.  It would be hard to think of a clearer disproof of the temperature effects of CO2.  When Warmists are confronted by that fact they mumble something about "special factors".  Special factors that exactly  cancelled out rising CO2 effects for 30 years?


Conservatives have long been skeptical of certain scientific claims, especially in regard to the science behind man-made global warming.

However, a study by the University of Oxford suggests that there may be a reason for that. In fact, they go as far as to say that conservatives have a “right” to be skeptical of scientists.

The study “Does activism in the Social Sciences Explain Conservatives’ Distrust of Scientists?” was led by Professor of Biology for the University of Oxford Nathan Confas and was first published online back in 2017. However, the study was brought to light again when it was republished this month in the recent issue of the American Sociologist.

While conservatives’ distrust in scientists has increasingly decreased every year since 1974, there has been little understanding as to why.

The research hits the well-repeated claim that conservatives often dismiss scientific claims because they contradict their religious beliefs. There are some who believe that conservatives throw out these scientific claims because, as Confas and his team note, it “threatens their worldview.”

However, Confas told Campus Reform that this was a “misguided approach.” Additionally, he said that “liberals and conservatives are equally likely to discredit science if it conflicts with their world-view.”

Confas proposed that the reason so many conservatives are skeptical is that there is an increase of liberalism within the scientific community.

He cited a recent study to prove his point. The study surveyed 479 sociology professors, and only 4 percent identified as conservative or libertarian. Compare this with the 86 percent who identify themselves as liberal or left-radical.

Additionally, Confas suggests that goal of sociology “involves reorganizing society to fight inequality, oppression, poverty, hierarchy, and the like. Its ideological orientation arose out of … civil rights, feminism, Marxism, and other progressive movements.”

But it’s not just the area of sociology where this bias is creeping in. UNT professor George Yancy published a piece titled, “Yes Academic Bias is a Problem and We Need to Address It.”

“Given the reality that academics are much more politically progressive and irreligious than the general population, one should be concerned about the potential of liberal and secular bias,” he wrote. “Those like myself are also concerned about academic bias simply because such bias can lead to bad science.”

It’s this “bias” that leads to “bad science” that is concerning to Confas. He told Campus Reform, “Taking the easy route isn’t something that I or my coauthors are tempted to do. We want to do our part to help correct the science.”

He added, “Conservatives are right to be skeptical. Take any politicized issue that is connected to some disagreement about scientific fact. I do not believe there is a single case in the last couple decades where a major scientific organization took a position that went against the platform of the Democratic Party.”

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Flashback: Trump Stops Motorcade After Seeing Firefighters in Full Turnouts

President Donald Trump has made respect for the men and women who serve our communities a top priority for his administration. Whether it’s police or firefighters, he’s been conspicuously generous with his praise.

That translates into plenty of speeches and tweets, but also real-world displays like this one from Bethpage, New York.

According to BizPac Review, the incident took place in May as the president was leaving a forum on illegal immigration. (Long Island has seen a wave of violence from the MS-13 gang. The president spent part of the meeting paying tribute to families who had lost loved ones to the violence.)

That’s not what got everyone talking, however. What has created a buzz was a bunch of firemen standing to salute the president in their full turnouts — fire helmets, jackets, boots, the whole nine yards.

And, as it turned out, the president was more than willing to salute them by stopping his motorcade. The video shows several vehicles go by as the firemen are saluting. Then, as the presidential limo came by, it stopped.

A few individuals emerged from the limo, after which the very familiar figure of President Trump could be seen getting out.

Cheers greeted the president as he walked over to the group. He eventually signalled the men to come over and the two sides greeted each other warmly.

“Thank you, thank you,” Trump said as he shook the hands of the firemen.

“That’s awesome!” one of the firefighters could be heard saying. And, indeed, you can’t say they didn’t get the experience of a lifetime.

YouTube users seemed to agree. “Best president ever!” one wrote.  “President Trump…..a man for the people. He loves America and he loves her people,” another wrote.

Keep in mind that full firefighter turnout gear isn’t exactly a) light or b) cool. May isn’t the coolest month in New York, either. For these guys to be out in the street with their full gear on says a lot about how they feel about the president.

Then again, the president has said a lot about how he feels about them. Just this past weekend, Trump told an Ohio rally audience that his administration is “standing up for the heroes who protect our country.”

If these firemen are any indication, that relationship is definitely reciprocal.

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Elizabeth Warren under fire after ripping U.S. criminal-justice system at Netroots Nation

She's just solid evil

Republican Senate hopeful Beth Lindstrom called Monday on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to apologize for denouncing the U.S. criminal-justice system as “racist … front to back.”

“Sen. Warren needs to apologize to every police officer, judge, corrections department employee, probation worker and the many other honest and decent people in our criminal justice system who have been smeared by her alienating and careless rhetoric,” Ms. Lindstrom said in a statement.

She referred to Ms. Warren’s comments Friday at Netroots Nation, an annual left-wing gathering, where the Democratic senator appeared as part of a session at Dillard University in New Orleans.

“Let’s just start with the hard truth about our criminal justice system,” Ms. Warren said. “It’s racist. It is. And when I say our system, I mean all the way. I mean front to back. We’re talking about the front end on what you declare to be illegal; on how you enforce it, on who gets arrested.”

Those taking umbrage at the Democratic senator’s blast included the right-leaning Boston Herald editorial board, which asked, “Is there any hard-working American who Elizabeth Warren has not condemned?”

“The United States is a terrible place. At least that appeared to be the theme of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ominous chat at a historically black college on Friday,” said the Herald op-ed headlined, “Liz Warren keeps playing blame game.”

Ms. Lindstrom, one of three Republicans seeking the party’s nomination in the Sept. 4 primary, accused Ms. Warren of smearing those who work in the justice system to boost her chances for a possible presidential run in 2020.

“Words like this are polarizing and divisive: completely used for personal political gain for 2020, without regard for how they sound to the many good people in Massachusetts and around the country who are punishing criminals, keeping us safe and administering justice,” Ms. Lindstrom said.

Others pointed out that until recently, the Justice Department was headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who succeeded Eric Holder during the Obama administration. Both are black.

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A compromise that might be needed for immigration reform

Rejection of House Republicans’ “compromise” immigration bill on June 27 by a lopsided 121-301 margin may be exactly what is needed to end the decades long immigration reform gridlock, if more-moderate House conservatives learn the right lesson from the bill’s failure.

The compromise bill was intended to attract support from these more moderate Republicans after a more restrictionist bill proposed by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), was defeated 193-231 the previous week. Neither of the bills received a single Democratic vote.

In truth the votes, rather than serious attempts to fix immigration policy, were just political theater in advance of this Fall’s midterm elections. Everyone involved knew that neither bill would attract the necessary Democratic support needed to pass the Senate.

Because Goodlatte’s bill, which would have created legal protection for fewer immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and more severely restricted future legal immigration, received greater support, there is danger that Republicans will believe that more restrictive immigration bills may have more of a chance of passing in the future.

Although President Trump ultimately supported the compromise bill, he had previously tweeted that “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November” and that “We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”

That’s exactly the wrong lesson. Republicans are so deeply divided on this issue that even if they gain seats in both houses of Congress, immigration reform would still require bipartisan support to become law. To get bipartisan support they’ll have to forgo the votes of those members of Congress who want to decrease legal immigration. Both recent proposals alienated Democrats with changes that would have decreased future legal immigration through existing family reunification visas.

Though you might not know it from the angry rhetoric, U.S. public opinion has been becoming more favorable, not less, on immigration in recent years. According the Gallup Poll that asks “Should Immigration Be Kept at Its Present Level, Increased, or Decreased?” 39 percent of respondents said immigration should be kept at current levels. While 29 percent said immigration levels should decrease, that number was down from 38 percent two years ago. Similarly, the 28 percent that said immigration should increase was up from 21 percent two years ago. Opinions have trended in these directions for decades and two years of President Trump’s rhetoric hasn’t changed this. As the opinions of voters continue their trend in this direction, politicians will ultimately follow.

Any immigration reform bill that stands a chance of becoming law, with the current Congress or in the foreseeable future, will need to be less restrictive than the ones the Republicans just proposed. That’s a good thing, not just for immigrants, but for native born Americans as well.

Economists who study immigration do not find the negative consequences that many people imagine. Immigration raises the income, on average, of the native born. Immigrants create about as many jobs as they take and they don’t depress wages of the vast majority of Americans.

Passable immigration reform today would likely trade funding for a border wall for a legal pathway to citizenship for immigrants brought to the United States illegally when they were children. Law and order Republicans could claim that they were securing the border and they could defend themselves against charges of “amnesty.” Since this reform only applies to people brought here as children, they could point out that when children break most other laws in the United States they are held to a lesser standard than adults and that this is no different.

Democrats would be wise to sign on to such deal too. Net migration from Mexico has been negative since the Great Recession. So, while symbolic, the wall would do little to change immigration numbers.

Such a reform would still leave 11 to 12 million immigrants, most of whom contribute to our overall prosperity, in the United States illegally. But no politically viable proposal is possible for them at the moment. Hopefully, if voters’ opinions continue to move in the direction they have been moving, even this may be possible in the future.

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          NFL to Have Its First Male Cheerleaders This Season      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Male dancers will appear on NFL sidelines starting in 2018.The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams both added men to their cheerleading teams, according to the rosters on their official team websites.

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          Undertaker deja entrever una revancha con Cena, ¿pero para cuándo?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Muchos (un servidor incluido), esperaban un añadido de última hora que otorgara la definitiva categoría de segunda WrestleMania del año a SummerSlam. Sí, me refiero a una revancha entre The Undertaker y John Cena, teniendo la esperanza de que aquel trámite que vimos en New Orleans fuese sólo un aperitivo de algo más que estaría […]

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          Dr. Rex John LeBlanc      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dr. Rex John LeBlanc, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, August 3, 2018 at his home in Lafayette, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette. Father Bryce Sibley, Pastor of Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church, will officiate. A rosary will be recited by Deacon Frank Cormier on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette. Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Dr. LeBlanc was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and a member of the Acadiana community. He brought nurture, compassion, and fun to his interactions with family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances alike, and was well loved in return by all who knew him.
Dr. LeBlanc was born in Abbeville, Louisiana in 1931. Growing up, he loved playing football at Abbeville High School and football remained a passion throughout his life. From 1951 to 1955, during the Korean War, he served in the United States Navy. He was proud to be a medic for the Marine Corps, but it was his time in the Psychiatric Ward of the San Diego Hospital that moved him to start a career in mental health.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana, Lafayette, ULL), and continued playing football while there. He went on to earn his doctorate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. His Baylor legacy includes training primates for NASA to test the effects of space travel on motor coordination.
He worked as a professor of psychology and an experimental psychologist at ULL for 20 years, and was renowned for both encouraging and entertaining fellow faculty and students. While there, he collaborated on projects with the New Iberia Primate Research Center, and with Louisiana mental health services to establish the Pollux House for runaway girls.
He met Sonja Faye Mallet while teaching at ULL, and they were married in 1964. Rex and Sonja shared a deep compassion for others and a love of family and children. They had four children together, and Sonja later joined him in the mental health field. Rex and Sonja had a weekend get-away camp in Vermillion Parish where they loved to entertain family, friends, and colleagues, including the hosting of annual Super Bowl parties; his friends bestowed awards upon him over the years for best crawfish étoufée and barbeque.
After retiring from ULL, Dr. LeBlanc took an administrative position at the Acadiana Mental Health Clinic. He also conducted psychological testing for local schools and clinical psychologists until last year.
Dr. LeBlanc’s community and professional affiliations included the Krewe of Gabriel, the Krewe of Oberon, and the American Psychological Association. He enjoyed music, literature, movies, and local festivals. He was highly respected and well-liked. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.
Dr. LeBlanc is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Sonja LeBlanc of Lafayette; their children, Michelle LeBlanc of Falls Church, VA and her partner, Lawrence Benade, Rex John LeBlanc II of Broussard, LA and his wife, Kelli, Andrea LeBlanc of Los Angeles, CA and her husband, Jan Chaitas, and Stephen LeBlanc of New Orleans, LA; one sister, Dorothy LeBlanc of Baton Rouge, LA; three grandsons, Jean-Paul Pierre LeBlanc, Aiden Rex LeBlanc and Ian James LeBlanc; honorary daughters, Lynn Smith and Sandra Frederick; and numerous dear nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Adelbert and Azilie Lege LeBlanc; and his siblings, Eunice LeBlanc, Eric LeBlanc, and Darnella Milliman.
Pallbearers will be Rex John LeBlanc, II, Stephen LeBlanc, Lynn Smith, Eddie Milliman, Jan Chaitas, and Larry Benade.
The family wishes to thank everyone who supported them and Dr. LeBlanc this year, with special thanks to the staffs at Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette Extended Care, and Lafayette Physical Rehabilitation Hospital.
Memorials may be made in Dr. LeBlanc’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL, 60601, (504) 613-6505, www.alz.org, or NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Acadiana via NAMI Acadiana, PO Box 51903. Lafayette, LA, 70505-1903, (337) 504-4752, or email at nami@namiacadiana.org.
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery at 1010 Pandora St. in Lafayette, (337) 981-7098, is handling arrangements.
Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.


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Experience the thrill of the Mardi Gras carnival as seen only in New Orleans, the fascinating waterfront in enchanting Florida and the pathos of the homeless in Greater St. Louis in this fascinating video. The origins of Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday" can be traced to medieval Europe. Long before Mardi Gras was introduction to America, ancient Romans were celebrating Lupercalia, a circus like festival not entirely unlike the Mardi Gras we are familiar with today. When Rome embraced Christianity, Christian leaders thought it better to retain some of the pagan festivals instead of abolishing them completely. Thus, Mardi Gras was slated as a carnival time that preceded the penance of Lent, and justifiably labeled as a Christian festival.

It was the French explorer Iberville who brought Mardi Gras to America in 1699. Thus, Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in the same year. Throughout the years, the city of New Orleans added to the celebration by establishing krewes (organizations) which host parades and balls. The Carnival quickly became an exciting holiday for both children and adults.

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WWE Rumors: The Undertaker Hints At John Cena Rematch, But It Might Not Be At 'SummerSlam'

Ahead of The Undertaker and John Cena’s match at WrestleMania 34, many wrestling fans were expecting a fairly long, competitive affair between two of WWE’s most iconic superstars of all-time. Instead, the live audience at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and those watching at home got a match that didn’t even last three minutes, one where the “Deadman” pulled off a one-sided victory against the 16-time world champion Cena. Due to what was seen as a poorly-booked match, there’s been a lot of demand for a rematch, and The Undertaker might have teased that possibility in an Instagram post earlier on Wednesday.

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          Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Earlier this month, Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping gun bill, known as the "guns everywhere bill" allowing licensed owners to carry firearms in many churches, bars, and government buildings. One of the provisions allows school districts to let teachers carry guns. Commentator Celia Brewer draws on a personal experience when living in New Orleans to express her concern over expanding gun rights.
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El equipo de Luisiana cierra su juego interior con la llegada del ex de los Sixers y los Nets. Anthony Davis y Nikola Mirotic deberían ser los titulares


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"Well, I think all of us as coaches like to be on the radar from a standpoint of recognizing that our kids have worked hard and have earned this opportunity to be at a wonderful Bowl game."

"We obviously don't like to be on the radar when we err, but we know that's part of being on the radar. And it's not wrong. But as far as whether we've been under the radar or over the radar, I guess I don't check the radar that close. But we've been working hard to prepare ourselves and get ready to play a whale of a football team."

"And I've been pleased with our preparation. The beauty of games, as you look back, there's been, what, 28 games so far? You look at those games that have been played, and the same things that make the difference in games during the regular season are the ones that make the difference in this game. And so what we've got to do is we've got to make sure we do the things you need to do to be successful against a very, very good team. And I wish I could help you more on the radar thing, because I'm not that knowledgeable on where we are there."

"It's a bad answer, I know."


2011 sugar bowl postgame

Congratulations to you gluttons who consumed every bit of that 200-plus word answer to a throwaway question. This was The Jim Tressel Experience™ which Buckeye fans grew accustomed to for his decade coaching in Columbus. That meandering explanation to nowhere was his answer to this in New Orleans on Jan 3, 2011:

Jim, how much lower on the radar screen would you have rather have been on this Bowl with all that's going on?

Try to figure out if he was talking about an actual or metaphorical radar there. Maybe both? Either way, he acknowledged, 200-plus words later, that he had given a bad answer. Hey, at least it was really long and not provocative. That's all that matters.

Tressel was the king of speaking for several minutes without actually saying anything. He was as folksy and lacking urgency as he was complimentary and endearing, whether the Buckeyes had just won the game (often) or lost it (not often). He was all of those things, but he was rarely direct with his answers. For Tressel that sort of thing wasn't a phrase or idiom, it was a damn comma.

Travel back to the longest evening in the Ohio State football canon of the current millennium - Glendale, AZ, January 2007, BCS Championship. That nightmare could not end soon enough, and because life is merciless and cruel, the head coach and several players were stuck in the postgame press conference, being forced to extend their televised funeral.

Coach Tressel, the last two games you gave up a total of 80 points. What happened defensively?

I think if you look at the last two games, in both cases we turned it over back in there. And earlier in the year I think after about eight or nine games, we're in the top few in the country in turnover margin, and that helps your defense. And so, you know, very seldom do we get into an evaluation process that leaves any part of our game out, whether it's what the special teams did or didn't do to affect the defense or what the offense did or didn't do to affect the defense. I would say this, you know, Florida is a good offense. And I thought for a good majority of this year that Chris Leak was a little underappreciated. I think he's an outstanding player. Makes things happen. He's in command of what they do. Gets the ball spread around to some very good guys. And so I'm sure part of it is that Florida is very good. Part of it is that the other components of the whole team left the defense in some tough situations, as we did in our last game in the regular season. But I'm sure we can turn on the defensive film and see where we could have done better there. 

Another 200-plus words, this time to answer what was basically hey coach, please describe what getting murdered and then desecrated at your coronation feels like.

It's difficult to parse his reasoning, but he led with losing the turnover battle as a difference maker, which is odd because the 12-1 Buckeyes finished in the negative for that category in 2006, so...no, that wasn't it. He didn't answer the question. He just said anything, and it was allowed.

This happens all of the time in football press conferences. It has become the expectation for both fans and the journalists in attendance - just say something we can print so we can all get out of here. Coachspeak is an inefficient, non-committal language that carries many dialects and we're all conditioned to it.


2007 bcs championship postgame

Ohio State's current head coach speaks one of those dialects, yet it sounds little like Tressel's did - let's stay in the same nightmare evening: Coach Meyer, you just won the BCS championship and throttled Ohio State, which had previously beaten two other No.2 teams. How big of a factor was overall team speed? (emphasis added)

I have to watch the film. I think the combination of mixing up coverages, we used to be a man coverage team solely and I don't think we can do that much, not against a team like this. Not with the speed. You saw how fast Teddy was out in opening kick-off. I saw him walk out to the locker room. I don't believe he came back. The thing that makes Ohio State different than some other teams, they match speed with the physicalness. 

Raise your hand if you would have guessed that Florida's head coach was the only person that night in the stadium or watching on television who didn't see what everyone else saw.

The Gators were viscerally faster all night, except during the opening kickoff when Ginn...hey did he ever come back onto the field after that touchdown? Can't be sure until we check the film. He may have played some more; it's hard to say. Fifty-one days to prepare for the fastest player in the sport and detail freak Urban Meyer could not definitively remember if he even played a down. Okay.

No one batted an eyelash. And no one cared because coaches drop non-committal phrases all the time. Not a single Urban, you really don't know if Ted Ginn played tonight? Coaches say anything into microphones because their answers are rarely intended to carry any real weight. They bark at their players and are direct to a fault on daily basis, up until the point they have to go on the record.

MEYER'S most direct answers to questions almost always arrive under duress, which is to say he's more forthcoming when HE LOSES.

If you're bored, pick any Tressel/Ohio State or Meyer/Florida-or-Ohio State press conference transcript and scrutinize the questions and answers of your choosing. Pick any one for any coach, anywhere. You'll find a whole lot of hedging half-or-non-answers everywhere you look, and few consequences to saying nothing of substance.

They're conditioned. We are too. This language has a name - it's Coachspeak.

Coachspeak was born out of PR-driven caution to not accidentally blurt out anything that's headline worthy, too revealing or becomes a story in and of itself - because it's impossible to un-say something into a microphone. Don't get in trouble by saying too much, because you can't get in trouble for saying too little. Usually.

Half-answer all of the questions you're given and none of the questions you're not, and then move onto the next question. Don't think too hard. Just get to the end. Time is a vacuum.

And that's usually true, because coaches take softballs ranging from "what does your defensive backfield need to reduce the number of big plays" (answer: a series of whatevers) to "who is going to start at right tackle" (answer: a series of whomevers). Everyone writes it down, everyone else half-reads the story, everyone goes away.

Usually.


Coaches speak knowing that their words are going to be printed somewhere. The psychology behind what and how you say something when there's a microphone present is rarely rooted in being courageous or direct.

Urban's most direct answers to questions almost always arrive under duress, which is to say he's more forthcoming when his team loses (not often).

Q. When you were down last week this time, you talked about the maturity that your team showed in rallying against Penn State. Iowa scored 31 straight points after it was tied at 17. Did you misjudge the maturity level or the ability? Or is it a case of Iowa playing really well and you were just having a bad day?

COACH MEYER: I thought Iowa played really well. And we didn't play really well, and turnovers and not being able to get off the field on defense caused that game to turn out the way it did.

Yeah. That's what happened in Iowa City. He didn't have to check the film or anything.

Meyer was at his most vulnerable when he arrived at Ohio State and was pressed to describe what flaming out in Gainesville was like - probably because the questions felt a little more important - and why this time would be different, because flaming out twice would be bad. Those answers mattered more.

Saying nothing so often without consequence is not healthy conditioning, and it was at its most evident with Meyer's answers to Bill Landis, Doug Lesmerises and then Austin Ward when they asked him about Zach Smith's dismissal.

He prefaced his time on the podium by saying he would only take two questions before getting to football things, setting the tone from the outset: I do not want to talk about this thing you probably want me to talk about. He took three, and in each case he made it clear he had no interest in discussing firing the grandson of his favorite recently-deceased non-relative in the world.

Don't get in trouble by saying too much, because you can't get in trouble for saying too little. Usually.

This is an attempt at gerrymandering the press, where coaches select their questions the same way politicians choose their voters. He wasn't brave enough adequately captures the essence of what Meyer said about Smith's termination, especially in light of his subsequent mea culpa. He wasn't brave enough might also end up describing his actions around Smith for several years, once and if that information is made available.

Everyone understands that most of these guys just want to coach ball. Everything else, from players getting in trouble to the endless stream of requests - is a hassle. Those ancillary job requirements get in the way of coaching ball. Leading a team of 6th graders comes with none of those mundane obligations, but there are fewer commas in the salary too. It's a trade-off. 

So they do it half-assed with dripping reluctance as Meyer did in Chicago, nailing every element of Coachspeak in a sequence that captured the entirety of the dialect: Indirect, incomplete, inconclusive and evasive. Usually coaches get a pass for answering questions like that.

Usually.


          Herbsaint! And wow, It's been a while hasn't it?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hi Everyone! 

Wow, it's been a little stretch between pattern releases around here. You know the drill. Distracted. Hot. Summer. Travels. Family.  But that's all about to change as we move into Fall, isn't it??

For now, I'll just start the season with a great transitional piece, Herbsaint! A loose, slouchy tee that can easily go from cool summer nights (oh, how I am waiting for a cool summer ANYTHING) to the crisp days of Fall...


It's named Herbsaint, after the Absinthe-like liqueur created in New Orleans in the 1930s.  The delicate nature of the cables, plus the soft green color both seemed to work well with the name, and I kind of love how it sounds... 

Herbsaint, the sweater, features delicate and unexpected cables, paired with simple ribs and  combined with side-to-side construction.  The overall silhouette is easy and relaxed, and the sweater also features short sleeves and an open neckline. 


Shoulder shaping at the top - and some optional shaping at the lower back - play around with the ribs a little.



I had fun with the construction, working the top half of the sweater in two panels - each worked from sleeve to sleeve.  Once the upper panels were completed and seamed together, I picked up stitches around the bottom edge and worked the stockinette portion of the sweater downwards, in the round. This makes modifying for length super easy, but altering the top for width or depth is also simple and instructions are included in the PDF, as always.

Herbsaint is knit in baa ram ewe's new Winterburn DK, which adds the perfect heather, a touch of sheen, and a lovely drape to the fabric.  I love how this pops in the cables, and gives the whole sweater a crisp, but delicate feel.  It's a gorgeous yarn, and super satisfying on the needles.

From now until Aug 31, if you purchase Winterburn DK in the baa ram ewe shop, you can use the code HERBSAINT to get 10% off 4 skeins or more, so it's a great time to try it out .  Just sayin'.  

ALL the information, plus more photos and test knits, can be found on the Ravelry page.   The PDF can be purchased there or on the Pullovers section of the blog!



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          Alvin Kamara still seems upset about the Minneapolis Miracle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The New Orleans Saints running back claims they would have won the Super Bowl last season if it weren’t for the Minnesota Vikings and their miracle play. The Minneapolis Miracle was one of the greatest moments in Minnesota Vikings history. And like any great moment in sports, there are always two sides to a story. […]

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          Normani Hits The Studio With Sam Smith [Photo]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The stage is being set stunningly for Normani‘s grand solo arrival.

Indeed, with Khalid collaboration ‘Love Lies’ rocketing to #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (and still gaining momentum), attention is fast expanding to the 22-year-old’s debut album.

Over the last few months, it’s been confirmed that the New Orleans native has been in the studio with the likes of Stargate,

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          Fast Fingers: This man holds the Guinness World Record for fastest typing court reporter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The National Court Reporters Association better known as NCRA held a convention in New Orleans recently. That's where News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez met the man with very fast fingers!  He's the fastest typing court reporter of them all!
          $45M federal grant will help to replace the Belle Chasse tunnel and bridge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao visited the Port of New Orleans and the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel today to formally announce a $45 million grant  for the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project.
          Saints' Marcus Williams has turned 'Minneapolis Miracle' into his 'Minneapolis Motivation'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams knows how to get beyond mistake in Minnesota.
      

          Research Predicts Huge Migration Away From Coasts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rising seas and sinking land are forcing many along Louisiana’s coast to make hard decisions. Stay put, or move inland to safety. But it’s not just a problem here, coastal residents across the nation are facing the same challenges. A study recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change predicts that millions will move inland in coming years. WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with Matt Hauer, a demographer at the University of Georgia, about how this will change life in coastal areas - and create new challenges for the communities where those people will move. Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Coypu Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and local listeners.
          Louisiana History Washes Away As Sea Levels Rise, Land Sinks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Louisiana is losing its coast at a rapid rate because of rising sea levels, development and sinking marshland. Officials are trying to rebuild those marshes and the wetlands, but much of the coast can't be saved. This makes Louisiana's history an unwitting victim. As land disappears and the water creeps inland, ancient archaeology sites are washing away, too. Richie Blink was born and raised in Plaquemines Parish, La. — way down south of New Orleans along the Mississippi River. Now he works for the National Wildlife Federation. When he was a kid, his dad showed him a special place in Adams Bay, where they'd go fishing. "We would come out of the floodgates and my dad would say 'Head for the Lemon Trees!'" Blink says. What's locally known as the "Lemon Trees" is a stand of weathered old trees on a grassy tuft of land. It's a well-known landmark for fishermen, but Blink says they would rarely stop there to hunt or fish because it's a sacred Native American site. "The legend goes that you
          Sinkholes: A Part Of Daily Life In New Orleans       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Orleans’ streets drew national attention this spring after a giant sinkhole opened up downtown during JazzFest. Since then, several more holes have made it into local news - in Uptown and Mid city. New Orleanians are used to complaining about persistent potholes in all parts of the city - but, sinkholes are a different animal. I met Tulane University professor Alex Kolker at Constance and First Streets Uptown - where a big hole in the middle of the street was slowing down traffic. It’s about two feet wide and a foot deep. We watched as drivers figured out what to do. They slowed down guided their wheels over the hole. It’s a pretty familiar scene here in New Orleans. Drivers dodge gaping holes in city streets on the way to work - eventually learning where they are and adapting commutes accordingly. Kolker is a professor of earth and environmental science at Tulane. He studies the coast. And he gets excited about these holes. He likes to figure out how they formed. This one, he says
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          Rosh Haayin - New Orleans School Twinning      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The program features teacher-to-teacher, class-to-class and parent-to-parent connections between schools in Rosh Ha ayin and the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) in New Orleans.

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          The Meteor That Landed in New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An abandoned Chinese space lab fell to earth earlier this year, thankfully far from any people. But about 15 years ago, one New Orleans family had a much more impactful encounter from outer space. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Roy Fausset to hear the whole story. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.
          Where Y'Eat: Making the rounds with Turkish meze      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Picture some friends sharing and sampling a progression of small plates and you have a very modern portrait of casual dining. But, in another example of how new trends at the dinner table often reflect old customs, you can assemble that same scene around Turkish flavors and see a very traditional view of social dining. That’s one on display in New Orleans these days at an Uptown eatery called Mezze . This new Turkish restaurant takes its name from an approach to small plates long ago codified along the eastern Mediterranean. In the manner of Spanish tapas, meze (sometimes also spelled mezza) are used in Turkey as appetizers preceding larger courses, as tavern snacks on a night on the town or as the entire basis for a meal. That’s not to say you can’t drop by this Mezze restaurant for a sandwich, or a more conventional entrée. But it’s with the small, shareable courses that this restaurant makes its unique contribution to the evermore-diverse New Orleans dining scene. The restaurant
          New Orleans Police to conduct DWI checkpoint tonight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Orleans Police Departments traffic division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight in the Uptown area, the department said in a news release. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m., and last until about 5 a.m. Friday morning. In addition to a lack of alcohol, police are advising motorists to have proper documentation if stopped, including proof of insurance and a drivers license. I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver, Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the release.
          NOPD to Conduct Uptown DWI Checkpoint      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Orleans Police will conduct a DWI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday night, the department announced today. The checkpoint will be located in the Uptown area.
          NOPD to conduct Uptown DWI checkpoint Thursday night      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a DWI checkpoint in the "Uptown area" Thursday night, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday.
          Parishioners talk about church closings      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-812799.mp3 The Archdiocese of New Orleans has yet to settle the disputed closings of the Church of Good Counsel and St. Henry Church in Uptown. Parishioners there continue to occupy the churches, hoping a settlement can be reached.
          10 Years 10 Artists: Octavia Art Gallery celebrates tenth anniversary with a group exhibition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Octavia Art Gallery is presenting 10 Years 10 Artists, a group exhibition including works by Gil Bruvel, Jerry Cabrera, James Henderson, Bradley Kerl, Jeffrey Pitt, Mason Saltarrelli, Regina Scully, Anne Senstad, Ken Tate, and Philemona Williamson. In celebration of the gallery's 10-year anniversary this exhibition celebrates the past, present, and future of Octavia Art Gallery. Established in 2008, Octavia Art Gallery expanded in 2013 from its Magazine Street location onto Julia Street in the heart of the New Orleans Arts District and opened a second location in the River Oaks community in Houston, Texas. Over the years, Octavia Art Gallery has continued its commitment to showcasing the work of local, national, and international emerging and established artists along with modern masters, emphasizing the preservation and conservation of unique and authentic artistic cultures worldwide. The gallery also continues to offer a
          New Orleans Artist Big Freedia Had To Hit Drake Up To Be In The ‘In My Feelings’ Video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Big Freedia, The Bounce Queen, has been featured on Beyoncé’s last album and had a sample of her voice used in Drake’s Nice For What song. People were surprised that Freedia wasn’t featured in Drake’s video for the song and some felt like it was shade toward the LGBT community. When she realized that Drake […]
          Comment on CBS Wants New Star Trek Shows All Year Round On All Access by Tiger2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LOL me too. I DID watch all the Law and Order shows though. I was a big fan of them, especially the original and still watch SVU, but not a big priority anymore. In fact I'm just now starting to binge watch last season since I got behind. I did watch some of the CSI shows but it was only the original I stuck with through the end and I got bored of that as well. But it does prove that if people like a brand and a formula they will watch it over and over again for an eternity. As much as we love Star Trek, I doubt DIS would get half the audience that NCIS: New Orleans get if it was actually on TV.
          A Look At The National Picture Of Gun Violence In The U.S.       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The violence in Chicago has been getting a lot of coverage this week. Over the weekend, more than 70 people were shot. So you might be surprised to learn that the homicide rate in Chicago is not the highest in the U.S. According to the most recent FBI data from 2016, Chicago came in number nine among U.S. cities of a quarter million people or more. To talk about how Chicago fits into the broader national picture of gun violence and homicide, Thomas Abt of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government joins us now. Welcome. THOMAS ABT: It's a pleasure to be here. SHAPIRO: If the problem is not worst in Chicago, where is it worst when you look at U.S. cities? ABT: There are a few cities that are sort of perennially at the top of the list in terms of per capita murder rates. St. Louis is currently the nation's murder capital. But cities like Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans are always near the top. SHAPIRO: And are we talking about
          Robert Lambourne: BIS gold market intervention increased by 17% in July      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Robert Lambourne
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Use of gold swaps and gold derivatives by the Bank for International Settlements, the gold broker for most central banks, increased by about 17 percent in July, according to the bank's monthly report:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180731.pdf

The bank's June report is here:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180630.pdf

The BIS' July Statement of Account gives summary information on its use of gold swaps and gold-related derivatives in the month. The information is not sufficient to calculate a precise amount of gold-related derivatives, including swaps, but the bank's total estimated exposure as of July 31 was about 485 tonnes of gold versus about 413 tonnes as of June 30.

... Dispatch continues below ...


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That is an increase of about 72 tonnes or 17 percent.

The increase came as there increasingly appeared to be a correlation between the gold price and the valuation of the Chinese yuan, both of which fell substantially during the month.

The BIS refuses to explain what it is doing in the gold market and for whom, engendering suspicion that it is helping one or more of its members to manipulate the currency markets through deception.

To place the bank's use of gold swaps in context, its current exposure of 485 tonnes is higher than the gold reserves of all but 10 countries.

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Robert Lambourne is a retired business executive in the United Kingdom who consults with GATA about the involvement of the Bank for International Settlements in the gold market.

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          Agendá los primeros      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A pesar de que todavía faltan más de dos meses para el comienzo de la NBA, ya salieron a la luz las fechas de varios partidazos. La temporada 2018-2019 se inaugurará el martes 16 de octubre con Philadelphia Sixers visitando a Boston Celtics y Oklahoma City Thunder al flamante bicampeón Golden State Warriors. Aquí los demás juegos confirmados para esa primera semana:

Mirá también: Juegan todos

Además, se dieron a conocer los encuentros de Navidad, que siempre suelen ser entre los mejores y más atractivos equipos. Por ejemplo, los Lakers de LeBron James visitarán a los Warriors en lo que promete ser un partidazo de dos franquicias que pelearán por adueñarse de la Conferencia Oeste. Aquí los cuatro juegos restantes en lo que será un 25 de diciembre a puro básquet:

También salieron los juegos del día en el que se conmemora a Martin Luther King, el 21 de enero. Una vez más, los organizadores aprovecharon el duelo que hay entre LeBron y Golden State y será el tercer y último partido de la fecha, con los Lakers como locales. Antes New Orleans Pelicans visitará a Memphis Grizzlies y Houston Rockets a Philadelphia Sixers.

Los partidos del día de Martin Luther King

Los partidos del día de Martin Luther King

          Male Dancers Are Officially Joining the NFL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It’s a big day for NFL fans after the organization just announced they are taking a step toward gender equality. Soon, women won’t be the only ones on the football field sidelines in dancer uniforms. The New Orleans Saints and


          Big Easy? NBA has been anything but for Okafor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jahlil Okafor, the former No. 3 overall pick, will join his third team in six months, agreeing to a partially guaranteed deal with New Orleans.
          Data Network Engineer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LA-New Orleans, Job #5300 - Data Network Engineer New Orleans, LA Job Description: Ensures the stability and integrity of network and messaging services and enhancements (e.g. in-house voice, data, video, and wireless network services). This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and network management tools across the organization. Responsible for
          Lead Network Operations Engineer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LA-New Orleans, Job #5301 - Lead Network Operations Engineer New Orleans, LA Position Summary The Lead Network Operations Engineer will be a leading resource supporting the AMI Operations Center (also known as “AMOC”) responsible for day-to-day monitoring of network performance in an AMI operational environment. Prior to and during the deployment phase, this individual is primarily responsible for maintaining net
          Vintage folding bianchi New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 1970s Vintage folding bianchi. Can fold in half and at the handle bars. Fits in the trunk easily

          Voordracht: "Satchmo The King" door Jean-Piere De Smet, auteur en ereburger New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LANGEMARK-POELKAPELLE, dinsdag 25 september 2018 - Geen beschrijving beschikbaar.
          Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dead At 89      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIz1cPfTRW4 Fats Domino, one of the architects of rock 'n' roll, died Tuesday at his daughter's suburban New Orleans home. Haydee Ellis, a family friend, confirmed the news to NPR. Mark Bone, chief investigator for the Jefferson Parish coroner's office, tells NPR that Domino, who was 89, died of natural causes. In the 1940s, Antoine Domino Jr. was working at a mattress factory in New Orleans and playing piano at night. Both his waistline and his fan base were expanding. That's when a bandleader began calling him "Fats." From there, it was a cakewalk to his first million-selling record — "The Fat Man." It was Domino's first release for Imperial Records, which signed him right off the bandstand. Producer, songwriter, arranger and bandleader Dave Bartholomew was there. He described the scene in a 1981 interview now housed at the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University. "Fats was rocking the joint," Bartholomew said. "And he was sweating and playing, he'd
          A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There are a lot of stories to tell about New Orleans. There are uplifting stories about new houses, new shops and gigantic drainage projects. There are melancholy stories about everything residents lost in Hurricane Katrina, about all that can never be recovered. There are stories about all that remains to be done, 10 years after the hurricane and the levee failures. And, throughout it all, there are love stories. Want to hear one? 'It Was Still Mardi Gras' Lakeya Taylor was walking along Orleans Avenue in downtown New Orleans during Mardi Gras in 2007, when she bumped into a handsome young man she'd seen around but had never quite met. Paul Mazant was walking along Orleans Avenue during Mardi Gras in 2007, when he ran into a fetching young woman he'd seen around but had never quite met. Mazant asked Taylor to lunch. Eight years later, we're sitting in her mother's living room in Gentilly, La., talking about marriage, their sweet children — and why Hurricane Katrina, and the worst
          A Look Back At Jazz Fest, Where Ages Were Made      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Some music festivals are known for certain specific things; others are known for a broad assortment. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is known for everything . The city's arms are just that wide. Every performer is welcome. This year, singer Patti Smith held a crowd spellbound in the mud just as easily as Billy Joel lifted his audience off dry ground. Jazz stylist Diane Reeves sang a Fleetwood Mac song on the first weekend just as compellingly as Fleetwood Mac sang its own songs the following weekend. And artists across nearly all of the stages played Allen Toussaint songs — including Toussaint himself. If you missed it, well, you missed it. But there's always next year. With any luck, you'll get to see my neighbor, jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos , who received a standing ovation at the Economy Hall tent. Ferbos is a heck of a horn player, and this summer, he'll make 102. Yes, in southern Louisiana, we make our ages, a vestige of the French that used to be spoken more widely
          A Tenacious Wordsmith Hits It Big In Nashville      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYT6RkTe26M In March, country music star Jason Aldean is playing Madison Square Garden. Tickets sold out in 10 minutes. Fans want to hear his latest No. 1 song, "Take a Little Ride." The song was written by by Rodney Clawson, Dylan Altman and Jim McCormick — who still chuckles when he hears it. McCormick says a No. 1 song is life-altering. "I've had all the other numbers, and this is a better number to have than the others," McCormick says. "Doors open. The phone rings. You're in a little club. You now have a sort of three-minute calling card: 'He's the guy that wrote that song.' " Before he became that guy, McCormick took one of the most unusual paths to country music since Kris Kristofferson finished his Rhodes scholarship and wound up a janitor at a Nashville studio. In 1990, McCormick graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and went home to New Orleans to teach and write poems. The son of a merchant marine turned business owner and
          Preserving The Home, And History, Of New Orleans' Piano Professor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Supvy Border Patrol Agent (Patrol Agent in Charge) - REASSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITY BULLETIN - Customs and Border Protection - United States      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, New Orleans... $87,852 a year
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          Black Journalists' Panel With Omarosa Manigault Ends In Anger      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A panel at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans featuring White House aide Omarosa Manigault quickly went south after Manigault refused to answer questions about the administration in which she serves. The panel made news before it even started, according to Page Six , which reported that Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker refused to take part in the panel after they were informed they would be on stage with Manigault. "Cobb told Page Six that the reason for pulling out 'wasn't simply the addition of Omarosa. It was that she was added at the eleventh hour and it was unclear whether we would be able to discuss substantive issues regarding the administration and its policing policies. Also, the panel was very disorganized, and basic things like format were not clear.'" Moderator and broadcast journalist Ed Gordon stepped in at the last minute, but he sparred with Manigault almost as soon as she stepped on
          Sources: Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor Agree to Deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Free agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a deal with New Orleans, league sources tell ESPN. Free agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a deal with New Orleans, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 8, 2018 Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
          Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Mario Chalmers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NBA free agent point guard Mario Chalmers is completely healthy and is getting interest from Brooklyn, Dallas and New Orleans, a source said. NBA free agent point guard Mario Chalmers is completely healthy and is getting interest from Brooklyn, Dallas and New Orleans, a source said. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) August 7, 2018 Source: […]
          (New Orleans) AR-15 - Offer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          (New Orleans) Safariland 6354DO Glock - $ 110      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Brand new Safariland 6354DO with mid-ride QLS attachments for Glock 19,17, also fits any mounted light 
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          TechEd 2012 - last session      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Originally posted on: http://maxblogson.net/archive/2012/06/14/teched-2012---last-session.aspx

Nearly over. For last session attending a talk on c++ apps in windows metro. When I came to TechEd I didn't think I would attend so many sessions on c++, but somehow this has proved more interesting this year. While .net 4.5 is interesting, been playing with it for a while now, so not a ton of surprises. Of course, i still want it at work, but who knows how long that will take - so will just have to use it at home. Once I get the licensing sorted out. So expensive. I've been pleasantly surprised with windows 8, and will be trying that out, and at least that is covered on technet. While the weather has not always been perfect during TechEd's, this is the worst I've seen it so far - it's wet outside. Next years conference in new Orleans should be interesting, well out of the conference itself that is. I do like conferences where it's held within the city itself, unlike Orlando where there isn't really anything here.
          US Vs Japan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Originally posted on: http://maxblogson.net/archive/2011/05/19/145445.aspx

Tomorrow am returning home, to Tokyo. Atlanta has been fun, but it does seem like city where you need a car or seriously figure out the metro. Next years TechEd is in Orlando, I like the convention centre, but it seems to in the middle of nowhere. In Tokyo, I live close to middle of city, with plenty to do everywhere. It's funny, when I was living in England, my passport lasted 10 years, but in 4 years in Japan I've filled up the passport with all the trips, exploring Asia. Actually happy going home, but still suffering from the jet lag from coming over - now I have a week of jet lag back home. Got to explore the TechEd in Tokyo, but suspect I wil still be coming to the US, regardless of how boring I sometimes find the cities - the important thing is the convention itself, through Last years conference in New Orleans was fun.
          Comment on Top 10 Cool Things To Do in Warsaw by Alex      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I actually only had a brief stay in Poland for one night. To make the most of that time, I visited the New Orleans club with my friend. I didn’t expect to have such a good time there. The service was top-notch, not to mention the pleasant atmosphere. It was just perfect to relax after a long flight.
          Use pre-war cars to date picture. (3 replies)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I have a picture I would like to get an approximate date on, at least an upper bound. The building below is the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library built in 1907 ( demolished in the late '50's). The two cars on the right look to be the latest; does anyone know their approximate date?
          All Things New Orleans: Healthy Homes Ordinance      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Last month, the New Orleans City Council's Community Development committee introduced an ordinance implementing a city wide rental registry beginning in January 2018. The ordinance, sponsored by Latoya Cantrell and Jason Williams, will require rentals to meet a check list of health and safety requirements before the property can be rented out. Maxwell Ciardullo, Director of Policy & Communications at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, joins us to talk more about the "Healthy Homes Ordinance". Note: The Healthy Homes Ordinance will receive it's final vote in front of the New Orleans City Council Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10am.
          The Listening Post Asks: How Affordable Is Your Housing?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A few months ago a housing notice went up on the local Craigslist page with the provocative headline: "3 bedroom, 900 square feet, God Damn, Someone Get Me Out Of New Orleans." The author went on to write: "Once the city was built for people like me, times change, now it's built for you." This sentiment, that New Orleans is no longer affordable to longtime residents, has been getting louder lately.
          Advocates Holding All-Night Vigil Ahead Of Housing Authority Meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Housing advocates have been holding an all-night vigil in front of offices of the Housing Authority of New Orleans. It’s designed to press the authority for more reforms than are planned for review later today.
          The New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center Works To Eradicate Housing Discrimination      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center was established in 1995 to eradicate housing discrimination in the Greater New Orleans area through education, investigation and enforcement. The Center is dedicated to fighting housing discrimination not only because it is illegal, but also because it is a divisive force that perpetuates poverty, segregation, ignorance, fear and hatred.
          After Katrina, New Orleans' Public Housing Is A Mix Of Pastel And Promises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hurricane Katrina caused widespread devastation and loss of life, and many of those whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged fled New Orleans. In the months that followed, many of the city's poorest families got even more bad news: The public housing units they called home would be knocked down, even if undamaged by the storm. The destruction had given the government an opening to speed up its pre-Katrina plans to tear down old public housing projects and replace them with mixed-income developments. The goal was to deconcentrate poverty and give lower-income residents a better place to live — a goal that has been met with only partial success. Angry residents sued and protested the city's plans. But today, the projects — known as "the bricks" — are gone, replaced with rows of pastel-colored cottages and garden apartments. Many of them have balconies and porches. There are pools, playgrounds and community centers with job placement services and activities for residents. At the
          In New Orleans, A Plan To Disperse The Poor Doesn't Go As Expected      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Many of the families that were forced out of public housing by Hurricane Katrina now use government vouchers to subsidize their rents elsewhere. That shift was supposed to help de-concentrate poverty in the New Orleans area, but it hasn't worked as planned. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit TESS VIGELAND, HOST: New Orleans is marking the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm decimated the city's housing stock, including public housing. So in its wake, officials replaced more than 5,000 of those units with mixed-income developments, an effort to disperse poverty and expand opportunities for poor families. But as NPR's Pam Fessler reports, the plan has not worked as well as the city hoped. PAM FESSLER, BYLINE: For Jocquelyn Marshall, a single mother of one, the new mixed-income developments in New Orleans are a success. Ten years ago, she was a tenant in one of the city's biggest housing projects, C.J Peete. She now lives in a townhouse on the redeveloped site, Harmony
          Take Me to Church: Full Faith and Credit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There’s a battle going on in New Orleans-East and at the Louisiana Bond Commission, over acquisition of a 442-unit apartment complex known as Hidden Lakes. GMF -- Global Ministries Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee --is the buyer. “We have almost 11-thousand units in eight states, as a faith-based housing development corporation,” GMF president Rev. Richard Hamlet told Louisiana’s Bond Commission last month. Among those units are nearly 2500 apartments in Louisiana; in Lafayette, Lake Charles, and the greater New Orleans area. GMF is asking the bond commission to guarantee $24.5 million dollars so they can buy, renovate and run Hidden Lakes. Area homeowner associations have been fighting it, because it’s Section 8 housing. State Sen. Edwin Murray has been facilitating meetings between homeowners’ associations and GMF property management, in an effort to resolve the impasse.
          Housing Advocates Push HUD To Release Funding For Katrina Repairs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Housing activists are pressing the federal Housing and Urban Development department to help New Orleans residents return to homes that were damaged after Hurricane Katrina. They staged a protest at the federal building before dropping off a letter outlining their case.
          Affordable Housing Still Challenging Nearly 10 Years Since Katrina      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As the 10-year anniversary approaches marking Hurricane Katrina, community experts are assessing the progress and challenges of recovery. Housing was one topic reviewed at a daylong forum at the University of New Orleans.
          Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance Working To Create Affordable Housing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is a collaborative formed by the non-profit housing builders and community development corporations who are working diligently to rebuild the city of New Orleans. “The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is a collaborative of non-profit, for-profit, builders and advocates of affordable housing here in the metro area,” says Andreanecia Morris. “We have been working together to create more affordable housing in New Orleans as we rebuild the city.” Andreanecia Morris works for Providence Community Housing; they’re a member of the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance — GNOHA for short. So is Jericho Road, a non-profit developer in Central City. Also Volunteers of America, the Crescent City Land Trust, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, LowerNine.org, Make it Right, Project Home, and on and on. “Affordable housing is the business of most of us who participate in GNOHA,” says Morris. “Be that as an advocate, where we have members who
          Road Home Program Repayment Demands Still Unresolved      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Road Home program created after Hurricane Katrina is still causing paperwork headaches nine years after the storm. The nearly $10 billion program was designed to help residents rebuild so they could return. But 32,000 people remain in legal limbo. Last year the state sent almost 50,000 letters to homeowners demanding they repay some of their grants. About 100 people attended a New Orleans City Council committee meeting this week, saying they are caught in a paperwork nightmare. The state is requiring homeowners to prove the money they received was properly spent. Many say they did comply — but the state repeatedly lost their paperwork. And they say the rules often change and are confusing.
          The Listening Post Asks: Is Housing Affordable In New Orleans?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Every week WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week's topic is the rising cost of housing. According to a report published by National Low Income Housing Coalition , the Fair Market Rent ( FMR ) for a two bedroom house in Louisiana is $804 per month. In Orleans Parish the FMR for a two bedroom house is $948 per month. Bart Gillis is a local Keller Williams real estate agent. He says business is good these days. "Our profile as a city hasn’t been this high since the 1850s . People are coming here in droves. I think it’s just a matter of people wanting to be here," he says. " For the longest time I thought this could be a bubble. More and more, if the forces that are causing what is happening continue, I think it’s more like a new reality." Click below to listen to more of our interview with Bart Gillis. From Napoleon to Nicolas Cage, New Orleans has always been a coveted home
          Bill Aimed At Protecting Domestic Violence Victims' Housing Rights      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Fair housing advocates in New Orleans are supporting legislation that would protect domestic violence victims from eviction. Apartment management groups want to make sure the rules are clear.
          As New Orleans Comes Back, Some Neighborhoods Boom, Others Stay Blighted      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
About a year ago, Greg Thyssen and Shakti Belway bought an 1800's double shotgun in the Tremé neighborhood. "I'm tall," Thyssen said, "so I love the high ceilings, a fireplace in every room, beautiful pocket doors." Beauty, yes, but the house needed work. "The floors were eaten away by termites," Belway said, "and under layers and layers of linoleum." But the couple, both with post-graduate degrees, knew they wanted to live in Tremé. It's so... New Orleans, this historically African-American neighborhood, just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter. Shakti, a California native, is eight months' pregnant, and can see bringing up her child here. "We think about that every day," she said. One thing they worry about, though, is more people like them moving in. "I recognize that, on one hand, I am gentrification," Thyssen said, "but on the other hand, I'm against gentrification because I don't want this neighborhood to lose its magic." That magic comes from Second Lines, for one. The
          Iberville Demolition Marks End Of An Era      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The city is nearing final demolition of the Iberville Housing development, near the French Quarter. The collection of brick buildings has a storied history, and some structures will remain standing, as a nod to that history. But tearing down the apartment buildings marks a big change in how New Orleans approaches low income housing, says Katy Reckdahl . She has a story in Sunday’s edition of The Advocate about the new plans for the Iberville , and its ambivalent role in New Orleans history and culture. WWNO’s Eve Troeh spoke with Reckdahl about her reporting.
          Saints want a defense that takes the ball to the house, not just to the offense      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Three times in the past two days, a New Orleans Saints defender has picked off Drew Brees and taken off for the opposite end zone with the rest of the … Click to Continue »
          Tourism & Hospitality Job Fair: Wednesday, August 29, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Please join New Orleans & Company for this year’s seventh Tourism & Hospitality Job Fair,  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 12pm-3pm at the East New Orleans […]
          Acupuncture Breathes New Life Into Aging Penguin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Ernie, a 36-year-old African penguin who lives at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, is a celebrity of sorts in the world of penguins. For starters, he’s the third-oldest penguin in captivity. His old age brought with it a host of health problems, from blindness in one eye to arthritis, which made it difficult for Ernie to swim. Which brings me to his latest claim to fame: a remarkable recovery courtesy of acupuncture.

Only a handful of people perform acupuncture on penguins in zoos, but a chance meeting brought together veterinarian and acupuncturist Cyndi Benbow and Audubon’s associate veterinarian Jamie Torres. Torres shared Ernie’s troubles with Benbow, and she agreed to perform the procedure, with outstanding results.1 Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific body points in order to stimulate blood circulation and promote healing.

Used in Chinese medicine since ancient times, modern research suggests acupuncture stimulates various physiologic processes via neural signaling,2 and while its use is still emerging in animals, many success stories have been recorded — including Ernie’s.

Acupuncture Gave Ernie His Groove Back

After a 10-minute acupuncture session, Ernie took to the water like a much-younger bird, according to his handler of nearly 20 years, Tom Dyer, who is also an Audubon senior aviculturist. “Watching his feet in a better position and watching him walk better and watching his life become more comfortable means the world, you know,” Dyer told The Advocate.

Torres also noticed improvements, like no longer favoring his right leg, not stumbling and tucking his legs underneath his body while he swam, as penguins typically do (previously, Ernie’s legs would drag behind him while swimming).3 Further, while Ernie used to sleep right through mealtimes if his handlers didn’t wake him, after the second acupuncture treatment he began eagerly anticipating mealtime and swimming more, showing improvements in energy.

While such benefits are not unusual after acupuncture treatment, little research has been done on veterinary acupuncture and although some human doctors remain firmly entrenched in their beliefs that results from acupuncture are psychosomatic, results in animals (and cases like Ernie’s) make the placebo argument null and void. The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) states acupuncture may be successfully used to treat a variety of conditions among small animals, including:4

  • Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis or intervertebral disk disease
  • Respiratory problems, such as feline asthma
  • Skin problems, such as lick granulomas and allergic dermatitis
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea
  • Certain reproductive problems

Is There Science to Support Veterinary Acupuncture?

Yes, albeit limited (as is the case for most nontoxic modalities, as there’s no proprietary product for companies to profit from). In 2006, when researchers searched for studies to include in a systematic review, they were only able to find 14 randomized controlled trials and 17 nonrandomized controlled trails to meet their criteria.

Even then, they revealed “encouraging evidence” that acupuncture was effective for cutaneous pain and diarrhea, as well as some evidence that it may work for spinal cord injury, Cushing's syndrome, lung function, hepatitis and rumen acidosis (a metabolic disease of cattle).5

It’s also shown promise for pain relief, including from arthritis. In a study of chimpanzees with osteoarthritis, researchers used three acupuncture points known to stifle pain and inflammation when stimulated in humans. Those with the most severe osteoarthritis had significant improvements in mobility after the acupuncture treatments. “Acupuncture is an innovative treatment technique that our data show to be safe, inexpensive, and, most importantly, effective for chimpanzees,” the researchers noted.6

Of course, the outcome of the treatment depends largely on the skillset of the person administering it, especially since it can be challenging to identify proper acupuncture points across different species.

“[W]hile human acupuncture point locations have remained largely consistent over time, the veterinary versions remain imprecise and variable,” wrote veterinarian Narda Robinson of the Colorado State University Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine. “If researchers choose points that activate different nerves in one species than in another, unpredictable outcomes may occur.”7

Many conventional veterinarians are still skeptical of the value of acupuncture for animals, despite the fact that it’s a readily available and sought-after treatment by many clients of integrative veterinarians. If you’re considering acupuncture for your pet, my advice is to find an acupuncturist you are comfortable with who has received formal training and is licensed (this is extremely important).

Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

It’s not only exotic animals like penguins and chimpanzees who can benefit from acupuncture. Your dog or cat may, also. The traditional explanation for why acupuncture works is that it allows for the free flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), which is the body’s vital energy (aka biologic electricity) that flows along specific meridians (nerve pathways). Western medicine suggests acupuncture may work by stimulating nerves, increasing blood circulation, relieving muscle spasms and releasing hormones such as endorphins and cortisol.8

Why might you seek acupuncture for your pet? Seizures would be one reason. In a study of five dogs with epilepsy that was not responsive even to high levels of anticonvulsant drugs, acupuncture led to changes in seizure patterns following treatment. Two of the dogs had a decrease in seizure frequency that lasted for five months, while the other three dogs continued to have decreased numbers of seizures and were able to reduce their dosage of drugs.9

Pain relief would be another indication. In a study comparing electroacupuncture to morphine for pain control in dogs that underwent surgery, the acupuncture reduced the need for pain relievers and promoted satisfactory pain relief.10 (Electroacupuncture involves stimulating acupuncture needles with an electrical current.) Mobility issues may also benefit from acupuncture, including intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), which has been found to respond better to electroacupuncture than surgery.11

Dogs with cancer or those experiencing discomfort of any kind may also be candidates. Some veterinarians even use acupuncture to support well-being and improve quality of life in dogs and cats in hospice care near the end of their lives. Remember that the success of acupuncture depends on the skill level of the practitioner as well as the number and duration of treatments.

While simple, acute issues, like a sprain, may need only one treatment, chronic or recurrent issues may require ongoing sessions. Veterinary acupuncturists should be licensed professionals and they should have received formal training in veterinary acupuncture.12 IVAS has a list of IVAS-certified veterinary acupuncturists if you’d like to find one in your area.


          Three Generations Of New Orleans Musicians Come Together For "Take Me To The River Nola Live" Tour This Fall      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
… influence of the New Orleans music to the entire world. This … move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and … folk artist and dynamic performing musician through his unwavering dedication … - New York, NY - Sony Hall Oct. 26 - …
          NOPD Missing 21yearold eastern New Orleans woman found safe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Friends haven't heard from missing New Orleans East woman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          One way to get a party started ...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Boisterous ska-jazz-funk band, The Cat Empire , have released their infectious, cheeky and fun sixth album. The first single, Brighter Than Gold , is a great way to get a party started: The Cat Empire hails from Australia where they have established an unmatched reputation as live performers. But, the influences range worldwide with Brazilian carnival hooks, Latin jams, and African rhythms. The latest album, Steal The Light , was composed in Greece, New Orleans, and Melbourne. Its cover was conceived and created by award-winning illustrator Graeme Base , best known for his book Animalia . The Cat Empire is on tour in the U.S. and Canada this June and July, including dates in Seattle, Portland, and at the Calgary Folk Festival.
          We Have the CIA to Thank for the QAnon Conspiracy Theory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The roots of the wackiest pro-Trump conspiracy can be traced back to the CIA.

As the editor of the JFK Facts blog, I try not to spend a lot of time on stupid conspiracy theories, but given widespread ignorance and confusion on the subject, unpleasant journalist duty often calls.

Who killed JFK? The Federal Reserve? Nah. The Secret Service man? A hoax. Ted Cruz’s father? Pure B.S. George H.W. Bush? Heavy breathing is not the same as credible evidence. On a recent Black Vault podcast, the most common JFK question I heard was, “Was Kennedy assassinated because of his interest in UFOs?” Um, no, he was not.

Which brings me to QAnon, the imaginative conspiracy theorist now dominating the internet, attracting followers of President Trump, and obsessing the Washington Post, which has published dozen articles about QAnon in the span of four days. Like many conspiracy theories, the QAnon fever dream can be traced back to the assassination of JFK.

The QAnon conspiracy theory is a psychedelic mushroom planted in the fertile manure of the Warren Commission. This mind-altering proposition grows in the gloom of anonymous chat groups. It is then stimulated by the bright lights of social media. And finally it is harvested and ingested by Trump cultists eager to prolong the alt-reality buzz that commenced on January 20, 2017.

But it all began on November 22, 1963.

Who Is QAnon?

For the uninitiated, “Q” is the moniker of a person or group of persons who post to 4Chan, a popular image website favored by the anonymous. Q’s “theory” (and I use the term generously) is that President Trump was persuaded by the military to smash a network of “deep state” pedophiles that has ruled America for decades. The president (it is said) is working with John F. Kennedy Jr. (who did not die in a plane crash). They will soon smash the perfidious plotters, QAnon predicts, and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be sent to Guantanamo.

You may think this is nutty stuff. Buzzfeed News speculates that QAnon is actually a leftist goof on right-wing suckers. But read the respectful coverage of the pro-Trump Washington Times, where QAnon is described as a “mysterious figure” who has been “posting provocative questions about the government since October.” This stuff is taken seriously.

The historical foundation of this mash-up of the preposterous, the ludicrous and the vile is, you guessed it, the assassination of JFK.

From a December 2017 QAnon post about Trump’s alleged enemies:

  • As a backup, they defined ‘conspiracy’ as crazy/mentally unstable and label anything ‘true’ as such.

  • This works given most of what they engage in is pure evil and simply unbelievable (hard to swallow).

  • The ‘fix’ has always been in – no matter which party won the election (-JFK (killed)/Reagan(shot)).

Why do people believe this nonsense?

One reason is that a few kernels of it are not nonsense. The CIA, in this April 1967 memo, launched a worldwide campaign to demonize critics of the Warren Commission as “conspiracy theorists.” Skepticism about official theory of JFK’s assassination, wrote one agency official with the approval of CIA director Richard Helms, “is of concern to the U.S. government including our organization.”

The agency distributed talking points for “friendly elite contacts,” including the bald-faced lie that accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was “an unknown quantity to any professional intelligence service.” In fact, CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton had monitored Oswald’s movements, politics, personal life and foreign contacts for four years before he allegedly killed JFK.

If that fact became known, the CIA would have a world of hurt on its hands. So the agency said in its memo that the members of the Warren Commission were eminent men and “efforts to impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of American society.”

The Commission’s critics, said the CIA, “are enticed by a form of intellectual pride: they light on some theory and fall in love with it; they also scoff at the Commission because it did not always answer every question with a flat decision one way or another.” In other words, the CIA did define belief in “conspiracy” as a symptom of the mentally unstable and patriotically unreliable.

In fact, the doubts were fact-based. Skepticism about the Warren Commission’s conclusions percolated among the Washington insiders (including Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy) and among foreign leaders (including Fidel Castro and Charles DeGaulle). All of them concluded privately that JFK had been killed by his enemies, not by a lone gunman.

Of course, there are other factors contributing to the vogue of QAnon that have nothing to do with JFK.

The echo chamber effects of social media encourage the credulous. So does a president enamored with “alternative facts” (aka bullshit). The exhaustion of the American economic system, which no longer provides the majority with affordable education or upward mobility, leaves young people grasping for explanation of their plight.

But the U.S. government’s implausible account of JFK’s assassination—and the CIA’s self-serving defense—can always be cited by those who say “The government is lying.” So if you want to trace the roots of QAnon in American society, look to the Warren Commission and Langley. Please leave us JFK researchers out of it.

The Origins of JFK Theories

As I wrote a few years ago in The Atlantic, the popular belief in a conspiracy was widespread within a week of Kennedy’s murder. Between November 25 and 29, 1963, University of Chicago pollsters asked more than 1,000 Americans who they thought was responsible for the president’s death. By then, the chief suspect, Lee Oswald—a leftist who had lived for a time in Soviet Union—had been shot dead while in police custody by Jack Ruby, a local strip club owner with organized crime connections who hated Bobby Kennedy.

While the White House, the FBI, and the Dallas Police Department all affirmed that Oswald had acted alone and no one should believe “rumors” to the contrary, 62 percent of respondents said they believed that more than one person was involved in JFK’s assassination. Only 24 percent thought Oswald had acted alone. Another poll taken in Dallas during the same week found 66 percent of city respondents believed that there had been a plot.

The belief that Kennedy was killed by his enemies was not created by “conspiracy theorists” or Oliver Stone of the KGB. It was created by the circumstances of the crime and the assassination of Oswald.

The belief in conspiracy was nurtured the factual revelations that followed: The investigations of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in the late 1960s, the Church Committee investigation of 1975, the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978, and the Assassination Records Review Board in the 1990s. The vastly expanded historical record of JFK’s murder undermines the Warren Commission’s findings and destroys the CIA’s cover stories. While we still don’t have a good explanation of who killed Kennedy, we do know the available facts do not corroborate the official theory.

As long as the government and major media organizations deny the JFK facts, they give credibility to those who cultivate pernicious fantasies. They water the psychedelic mushroom now altering the American consciousness.

This article was produced by the Deep State, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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Other than trolls kicking the stanchions, the Democratic party still has a big tent, and writers like Bill 'corporations are not an enemy to vanquish' Sher seem to believe that there are only two ideological poles with a concession stand of policy preferences.

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Cold comfort seems like the wrong way to describe this latest news. But as we sink into August and the dog days of Summer, maybe we should all be thankful to live in Memphis, and not one of the nine American cities even beastlier, according to a new list of America's sweatiest cities created by Honeywell Fans with Environmental Health & Engineering consultants.

The winners are: 1. Orlando, Florida — As hot and bug-infested as Walt Disney's Orlando World may seem, it's easy to maintain a smile and cheerful demeanor by reminding yourself that you're not in Tampa. 2. New Orleans, Louisiana — Nothing produces more sweat for less effort, than standing roadside on Carrollton, waiting for a streetcar. But at least it's not Orlando. 3. Phoenix, Arizona — Where dry heat meets dry heaves. 4. Dallas, Texas — Like a prison movie where the sadistic warden punishes inmates by locking them in a boiler room. 5. Las Vegas, Nevada — Like somebody covered Dallas in glitter and feathers and stuck it in a sauna. 6. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Heat like a blazing fist that reaches down your throat and rips out your tongue. 7. Kansas City, Missouri — Forget the heat, try the brisket. 8. Austin, Texas — Cooler than Dallas in most regards. 9. Atlanta, Georgia — Would be one of America's most miserable rush hours if not for a proper bar at every exit. 10. Memphis, Tennessee — Paradise (comparatively). And besides, who's got time for weather talk when there are Bird Scooters to complain about?


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Making the most of a sometimes questionable ingredient.

Last week my fellow Spirits columnist Andria Lisle wrote about a bottle of Tribuno vermouth left by a departed father who was, evidently, a first-rate bartender. It reminded me when, in college, I'd carted some girl to New Orleans to meet my godparents. For all the city's great food, Aunt Pouff (And no, I'm not making that name up) admitted that her favorite meal was "A bowl of salty treats and a martini with more vermouth than you children like these days."

Which made her the first person I ever met who actually liked vermouth ... or had lived 75 years entirely on hors d'oeuvres.

We all know the dry martini recipe that calls for whispering "vermouth" over ice-cold vodka. But as Pouff pointed out, "That's not a martini; that's just a cold hooker of vodka." She then remarked that "martinis are made with gin." It's likely that the reason most of us don't like much, or any, vermouth in a martini is because nine times out of 10 the stuff we're drinking is rancid. And if you are using vodka, the funk is all you will taste.

Vermouth isn't a liquor; it's fortified white wine — the light and dainty cousin of port or madeira. If refrigerated, it will last longer than a bottle of pinot gris, but the experts suggest you ought to throw the stuff out after a couple of months. It's made from grapes such as Clairette Blanche and Bianchetta Trevigiana and a few others that you've never heard of — mainly because they don't make very good wine. If they did, no one would be hiding the flavor with herbs, roots, and tree bark.

So yes, vermouth is made with regrettable white wine, to which is added a neutral grape spirit, and sometimes sugar water, which is poured into the aforementioned dry ingredients in a barrel and rolled around a bit. The first variants were made with wormwood, which the Germans called "wermut" and the French called that "vermouth."

The Chinese were doing this 3,000 years ago, but, in 1786, a sweet wine was introduced to the royal court in Turin, Italy. They went wild and you really can't buy word-of-mouth like that. A generation later, a pale, drier French version evolved. Both were aperitifs as well as medicine — which is as good a cure as any for sobriety. It would be another 100 years before it was so closely associated with cocktails and liquor. And, unfortunately, it got stuck behind the bar as opposed to being put in the fridge.

If you are going to stick to the classics — like martinis, Manhattans, and Rob Roys — a Tribuno or Martini & Rossi are hard to beat. Noilly Prat is a little darker and bolder, so be warned.

When the expatriates and the professionally fabulous were famously sipping vermouth on the Riviera, they weren't drinking the stuff off the bottom shelf — and there is a difference. If you want to break out and be a little creative, Dolin has a Vermouth de Chambéry; a large bottle retails for $15. My personal favorite, a blanco Vermut Lustau, retails for $25. These are both clean and very crisp, and Vermut Lustau doesn't have the vague bitterness that generally puts people off.

Last month, when the heat was really starting to get uppity, a friend introduced me to the following: One measure of vodka, one measure of Vermut Lustau, with tonic and a squeeze of citrus over ice. Not a twist or a thin wedge, you want a solid squeeze here, but just one. It works beautifully with gin as well, but the vodka lets the Lustau do what it does without the botanicals. As summer drinks go, this is one of the best I've discovered in a long time — it just floats over the weather.

And Pouff, if you can read this from that palm-lined boulevard in the sky, I use more vermouth than the children like these days.


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Now personally I agree that the bail set for the alleged road rager was set too low. However bail was never meant to be a punishment. The use is to insure that the defendant will show up in court. Too often is is used to keep people in jail before guilt is determined. This can have life changing consequences for people who turn out to be innocent. Plus the system seems to be preying on bail to cover costs, see New Orleans, and imprisoning people of color especially. To me teh real outcome should be judged by the punishment at the end of the trial for the guilty party. This sounds like assault with a deadly weapon and could be 5-10 years.
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Free agent centre Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia made six-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last...
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This individual was in high school 18 months ago.

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Word of the Day: Obdurate.

 BRAXTON MILLER LOOKING LIKE A RECEIVER. After two seasons playing professionally at the highest level, Braxton Miller may have finally figured out how to play his position.

From HoustonChronicle.com: 

Catching passes in stride on a sun-splashed morning, everything is clicking for Braxton Miller.

His route-running is textbook. His pass-catching fundamentals are on point. And Miller no longer looks out of place or uncomfortable lined up outside the hash marks as a wide receiver.

...

“It wasn’t easy, to be honest with you,” Miller said following a training camp practice. “I dug deep. I learned from the guys around me. Watching DeAndre helped me improve my game a lot.

“I want to be on top of my game. I’m having fun. I feel great. I know what I’m doing. I’m not thinking too much. I’m getting the job done.”

I mean this without even a bit of sarcasm – it's absolutely incredible that Miller was drafted in the third round and has been able to survive in the NFL for two seasons while clearly not knowing how to play the position he's being paid millions of dollars to play. It speaks volumes to how purely athletic he is.

I'll never forget his first game playing receiver in college. I remarked multiple times that he looked lost, wasn't running crisp routes and was a useless blocker – all of which made sense for a guy who's played receiver for like three months.

But then he caught the first pass thrown to him, diving and cradling it under his body, then two quarters later he torched a helpless safety and somehow avoided the tackle and stayed in bounds for a touchdown.

If that's the product of Miller having no idea how to play receiver, it's absolutely worth keeping him on an NFL roster for a few years until he figures it out.

And when he does...

 THE PRICE IS ALRIGHT. It's a tad bit concerning when the nation's top center from last season has a little trouble snapping the ball, as was the case earlier this week during the Bengals' annual mock game when four of Billy Price's snaps ended up on the ground.

The first one was Andy Dalton's fault as the ball just went through his hands, but the other three came on exchanges under center, something Price didn't do a whole lot of at Ohio State.

Price even declined to speak to the media afterwards – which is absolutely shocking if you know much about him.

But whatever the issue was, it seems to have been corrected.

I'm glad we can put that all behind us and Billy can go ahead with his 10-year career as Cincinnati's starting center.

 LOOKING FOR THE BEST FIVE. Speaking of starting centers, Ohio State needs one.

In the spring, it seemed the center battle was a two-man race between fifth-year senior Brady Taylor and redshirt freshman Josh Myers, with Taylor holding a slight edge.

But as we enter fall camp, it seems the Buckeyes might consider once again moving a veteran guard to the middle, in an effort to get the five-best slobs on the field.

From Bill Landis of Cleveland.com:

Michael Jordan took reps at center during the portion of Tuesday's practice that was open to the local media. Big Ten Network was there all day, and we saw some social media postings from them that had Jordan at center on the first-team offensive line during competitive 11-on-11.

That's a surprising development only if you've forgotten the charge of offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who seems to have as much influence on the O-line. Step one is finding the best five linemen. That conversation complicates the search for a new center.

As much as I'd love to see Taylor win the job as a redshirt senior, I can't fault the coaching staff's temptation to roll with an interior line of Demetrius Knox, Michael Jordan and Branden Bowen or Malcolm Pridgeon. That just sounds terrifying.

 SWOLE PUNTER SHOULD BE STARTER. A year after the Philadelphia Eagles brought in our favorite swole punter from down under to compete for the starting job, they've brought him back.

But this year, there is literally no competition.

From 247Sports.com:

Johnston has been in a competition with himself for the punter job. So far, he's winning.

"Extremely high," said Eagles head coach Doug Pederson on his confidence with Johnston. "You watch him, he’ll have four or five really good kicks. There will be an occasional one that will go awry just a little bit.

"But that’s all part of his plan, too. Part of his progression with what we’re asking him to do directionally, right, left, try to get him outside the numbers. It’s all new. So, he’s learning that and done a good job."

I've witnessed Cameron Johnston do absolutely unnatural things with a football, dropping it inside the five-yard line repeatedly from like 50 yards away. Assuming his spells work over in Philly, I think he'll be just fine this year.

 TERRELLE PRYOR, ALSO A RECEIVER. Folks, in today's Skull Session, I give you not one, but two former Ohio State quarterbacks trying to make careers as NFL receivers. 

From NewYorkJets.com:

The catch of the day belonged to Terrelle Pryor. Darnold had Pryor one-on-one with Derrick “Bones” Jones, one of the early standouts in camp, and the rookie passer made the smart move of giving the 6’4”, 228-pounder a chance. Pryor palmed the ball at the top of his jump and brought in for a score.

“Pryor, I think he duplicated the catch I made in fourth grade,” said Bowles with a grin. “But it was a heck of a catch.”

I knew Pryor could make a career as an NFL receiver the second I saw him nab a touchdown pass over a helpless Texas defensive back who was in perfect position to make the play.

Deep #sources tell me he also did this to Malcolm Jenkins during bowl practices, and it nearly led to a brawl on the field, which I assume is due to freshman Terrelle Pryor's notorious maturity and humbleness.

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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara sounds quite jealous of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl success. It’s been quite some time now since the Philadelphia Eagles have defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Since that glorious night for the Eagles franchise, the rest of the NFL has shown some sour feelings […]

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Free agent centre Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia made six-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last...
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In the coming days, two NFL cheerleading squads will feature the league’s first-ever male dancers. Napoleon Jinnies and Quinton Peron have joined the Los Angeles Rams’ cheerleaders, and Jesse Hernandez will perform as a member of the New Orleans Saints’ Saintsations. While NFL teams, including the Saints, have included men as supporting cheerleaders for physical stunts, they’ve never been part of the main dance routines.

The addition of men to pro football cheerleading squads will make for a small shift in gender composition that could have an outsize impact. Earlier this year, a pair of cheerleaders filed sex discrimination complaints against the NFL, while several other NFL cheerleaders have spoken openly about their paltry pay, the extreme restrictions placed on their appearances and personal lives, and the sexual harassment they’re expected to endure from fans. Given that, the timing of the shattering of this particular glass ceiling is suspect. It’s likely no coincidence that the Saints hired their first male cheerleader in the months after the team came under public scrutiny for their sexist workplace conditions. However deserving of their spots the men on these squads may be, it’s worth pondering whether teams will use male cheerleaders as window dressing to enable the continued physical and financial exploitation of female employees.

That doesn’t mean nothing good can come of a little gender diversity. Bringing on men may illuminate the sexist nature of cheerleading squads’ restrictive rules, or even force team leadership to improve their treatment of cheerleaders. And Jinnies and Peron have already demonstrated another possible positive effect: Boys and young men who watch football may get new ideas of what’s possible for their own futures. Hernandez said he decided to audition for the Saintsations after his mother sent him a link to a story about Jinnies and Peron joining the Rams’ cheerleading team. “She told me that it was my time to shine,” Hernandez said. The presence of male cheerleaders may also force viewers to expand their personal conceptions of maleness, and masculinity, as they watch Hernandez and co. execute the same sexy dance moves as the women by their sides. Men make up a large majority of NFL fans—a captive, ready audience for a stealth masculinity re-education campaign.

Getting men in the mix could also yield better pay and prestige for the women already there. This dynamic has played out in numerous gender-segregated fields, including computer programming. In the 1940s and ’50s, coding jobs were often filled by women, who were paid skimpy wages to do what was considered low-skill labor. As more men entered the profession, the pay got much better, as did the social cachet that went along with the job title, even as the work itself didn’t change very much.

In an excellent 2016 piece for the Atlantic, Rhaina Cohen wrote that the opposite happened when teaching, a traditionally male profession, began attracting more women in the mid-1800s. The average salary dropped, yes, but the nation’s broader understanding of teaching as a vocation shifted, too, from one of knowledge transmission and discipline to one of glorified mothering. “As in the case of programming, the mere presence of women in teaching did not necessitate revising perceptions of women, but perceptions of the job,” Cohen wrote. Watching men on an NFL dance team might change perceptions in the reverse direction, convincing viewers that cheerleaders of all genders are hardworking, talented athletes deserving of respect and fair pay. That would be something of a 180 for the sport: Cheerleading started out in the 1800s as an all-male endeavor, and women didn’t start joining up in large numbers until droves of male squad members left to fight in World War II. By the 1950s, cheerleading teams were majority female. The activity’s evolution from coordinated yells of “sis boom bah” to a sport that involves gyrating in between gymnastic stunts closely follows cheerleading’s shift in majority gender.

So far, the new male presence on the Rams cheerleading squad has mostly served to highlight the team’s different expectations of its women and men. On the squad’s roster page, the women show off bikini bottoms and bejeweled bras, each striking one of three or four poses designed to emphasize their curves and trim waists. Peron and Jinnies, meanwhile, are posed more like athletes than swimsuit models: with arms crossed and weight evenly distributed between both planted feet. The women, with their pointed toes and popped hips, would stumble if you bumped into them; the men, in their baggy tank tops and gym shorts, would stand firm. Peron is also the one person on the page without a smile on his face. His swaggering gaze would look more at home among portraits of the football players than with his fellow cheerleaders.

In a clip of part of the squad performing a demo routine, Jinnies is killing it front and center, performing the exact same routine as the women—but he’s the only one without pom-poms.

“Since this is the first year we’ve had male cheerleaders as part of our team, nothing is off the table, however, we don’t anticipate them using poms, and in conversations with Quinton and Napoleon, we found they both preferred not to use poms,” a Rams spokeswoman said. Considering that almost nothing NFL cheerleaders do is based on his or her personal preference, it’s hard to escape the feeling that this is a gendered move. The decision to rob a cheerleader of the one prop that sets him apart from any run-of-the-mill dancer is a puzzling one, and tying that decision to gender is even more bizarre. It feels like the choreographers didn’t trust audience members to differentiate between the male and female cheerleaders—a distinction crucial to the art of football dance—and deemed pom-poms too frilly and flamboyant for a man’s hands.

Once they’ve invented pom-poms “for him,” NFL teams will have to make some changes to the much-derided rulebooks that govern cheerleaders’ off-field behavior and personal grooming. As it stands, many of the most egregious demands enforce traditional modes of femininity. The Buffalo Bills’ cheerleader handbook famously instructed employees to change their tampons every four hours and “never use a deodorant or chemically enhanced product” on their genitals. Bailey Davis, a former Saints cheerleader and one of the two who filed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints against the NFL this year, was fired for posting a photo of herself wearing a lace leotard on Instagram, raising the question of how the Saintsations’ regulation against appearing “seminude” will be enforced against its new male squad member. The other rule Davis allegedly broke, which requires cheerleaders to leave any public establishment if a Saints football player walks in, presumes heterosexuality. If the rule applies to Hernandez, too, the justification held up by team leadership—that it protects cheerleaders from sexually predatory male players—will lose its credibility, since the Saints, like every NFL team, has no out gay players. And the sorts of sexual indignities some cheerleaders have been forced to endure, like getting ranked by fans based on their hotness or posing topless for a fake calendar shoot while male team sponsors watched, will seem even weirder if the one or two men on the squad are included, and even more transparently discriminatory if they’re not.

Those sex discrimination allegations may be the reason why Jinnies, Peron, and Hernandez will be cheering on the sidelines and the field this season. Davis’ complaint rests on the argument that Saints players and cheerleaders are subject to two different sets of rules: Male athletes get to hang out with whomever they want, pose in their uniforms on social media, and wear whatever they feel like at their public appearances. Female cheerleaders don’t. If there’s a male Saintsation, female cheerleaders will have a much harder time trying to prove that disparate employment conditions constitute discrimination based on gender, and NFL bigwigs will have a much easier time pretending their cheerleading squads are gender-neutral zones that just happen to require employees to stand around in undergarments while fans ogle them. What looks like evidence of some progressive discussions on gender and dance might just be the upshot of a lawyer’s good advice.


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The InterceptAt the Netroots Nation conference in New Orleans this past weekend, which brands itself as “a political convention for American progressive political activists,” the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights attended panels, handed out literature, and …Booker says Israeli walls in Palestine are different from walls in AmericaMondoweiss all 10 news articles …read more Source:: […]
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Free agent centre Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia made six-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last...
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NOLA native Brian Jupiter (Frontier) gives authenticity to this Cajun-creole spot in the former Beechwood Inn. There's a spooky ghost sign on the back brick wall at Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods, a faded Dixie Beer logo that figuratively booms "Welcome to the Big Easy" in the overdrawn yat of a voice actor in a New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation promo. If memory serves, Wicker Park's old Beachwood Inn never offered the iconic lager of New Orleans, whose brewery was flooded and gutted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, then reborn as a contract brewer last year.…
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Now personally I agree that the bail set for the alleged road rager was set too low. However bail was never meant to be a punishment. The use is to insure that the defendant will show up in court. Too often is is used to keep people in jail before guilt is determined. This can have life changing consequences for people who turn out to be innocent. Plus the system seems to be preying on bail to cover costs, see New Orleans, and imprisoning people of color especially. To me teh real outcome should be judged by the punishment at the end of the trial for the guilty party. This sounds like assault with a deadly weapon and could be 5-10 years.
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In der NFL wird mit Beginn der neuen Saison Geschichte geschrieben. Erstmals seit Einführung werden auch männliche Cheerleader an der Seitenlinie den Fans einheizen.

Bei den Los Angeles Rams und den New Orleans Saints gehören sie in Zukunft zum Cheerleading-Team. 

Die Tänzer Quinton Peron und Napoleon Jinnies zeigen ab September in L.A. ihre Moves und das als "richtige" Cheerleader: Beide Männer werden exakt die gleiche Choreographie tanzen wie ihre weiblichen Kolleginnen. 

Bisher zeigen Männer nur Stunts

Bei den Baltimore Ravens und den Indianapolis Colts gibt es bereits Männer im Team, diese tanzen aber nicht, sondern zeigen atemberaubende Stunts.

"Ich kann es immer noch nicht glauben, dass ich einer der ersten Männer in der Geschichte bin, der bei einem NFL-Team als Cheerleader arbeiten kann", zeigte sich Jinnies auf Twitter begeistert.

Im März hatten die beiden an einem dreiwöchigen Ausscheidungsverfahren teilgenommen und sich ihren Platz erarbeitet. Auch bei den Saints gibt es in Zukunft männliche Mitglieder im Cheerleading-Team. 

Geschichte der Rams inspiriert andere

Von den Rams inspiriert, hat sich auch der Tänzer Jesse Hernandez in den Kopf gesetzt, bei einem NFL-Team durchzustarten. Nach einer Audition wurde er bei den "Saintsations", dem Cheerleading-Team der New Orleans Saints aufgenommen.

"Der ganze Prozess war toll, jeder war nett zu mir und ich kann nicht erwarten, wie das alles weitergeht", sagte Hernandez gegenüber CNN.

Die neue NFL-Saison startet am 6. September.


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NOLA native Brian Jupiter (Frontier) gives authenticity to this Cajun-creole spot in the former Beechwood Inn. There's a spooky ghost sign on the back brick wall at Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods, a faded Dixie Beer logo that figuratively booms "Welcome to the Big Easy" in the overdrawn yat of a voice actor in a New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation promo. If memory serves, Wicker Park's old Beachwood Inn never offered the iconic lager of New Orleans, whose brewery was flooded and gutted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, then reborn as a contract brewer last year.…
          Live Report: OFF Festival 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Egyptian Lover
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Ariel Pink
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Losing ourselves in a music lover’s audience...

The connecting flight is overbooked. Airport staff look around anxiously, then send out a tannoy message asking if anyone would be willing to catch the next flight to Katowice, in exchange for the princely recompense of €250. No one seems to be stepping forward, and my mind begins to wander. What kind of afternoon could I have? Would it be unforgivable to take the money and blow it all on Jack Daniel’s and Toblerone? By the time I arrive at OFF Festival, whiskeyless but bathed in sunshine, I feel I’ve made the right call.

For one thing, it means I finally get to catch Shortparis live. The Russian band have made an epic journey to make it to Poland today, and the crowd are more than appreciative; if nothing else, singer Nikolay Komiagin is dressed to the nines in an unseasonable red jacket. What’s more impressive is the power of his voice, and though the band’s convulsive rhythms are somewhat lost on a big festival stage, it’s a solid start to the weekend.

I’m sure there’s a word in Polish for ‘sweltering’, but disappointingly, my phrase book doesn’t carry it. In spite of the heat, enough people are packed into a giant tent for the festival’s experimental stage, a twilight zone that produces equal parts intrigue and mayhem. Leeds post-punk act Housewives provide moments of weird brilliance, though the thin line between free-form expression and aimless bedroom jams soon grows thinner. (Like several acts on the Friday, the band seems to include one member primarily employed to dance half-naked. It’s unclear whether this is a new contractual obligation for 2018.)

Sure enough, Bishop Nehru spends his entire set running around shirtless, but to considerably greater effect. Regardless of whether you enjoy his brand of trap-heavy rap – and I most definitely do – it’s impossible not to be thrilled to see a crowd go absolutely nuts for an artist. Every track goes off, and everyone leave with the feeling that they’ve witnessed a star in ascent. Elsewhere, The Brian Jonestown Massacre are the first major international act to grace the main stage this weekend, but not the last to heavily divide opinion. Their set falls decidedly flat, though Anton Newcombe at least manages to watch his mouth this time. Thank heavens for small mercies.

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And then, well… then there’s M.I.A. Perhaps the mood has already dipped, but the crowd are slow to warm up to a lively set, and it soon seems like the artist isn’t having the best time up there either: there’s mention of sound issues, and her energetic MC is doing her best to lift spirits, but something’s off. It’s an M.I.A. set, ultimately, and it’s hard to have a bad time dancing to live renditions of ‘Bad Girls’ and ‘Paper Planes’, but lots of people I speak to afterwards seem to have left unimpressed. Finally seeing her live for the first time, though, she remains a joy to behold. Wrapping up Friday night on the forest stage, Jon Hopkins is an unqualified success, bringing his mix of the cerebral and the ecstatic together for one of those festival sets that you never want to end. Lamentably it does, and every sweaty departure lounge is expelled from memory.

After a 320m trip down into the depths of Katowice’s historic coal mine early Saturday afternoon, the sun feels hotter than ever – if there’s a Polish word for ‘sweltering’, it’s sadly absent from my pocket phrase book. Sure enough, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever match the sunshine for sheer joy, pleasure and ferocity, blasting through the feel-good indie rock that permeates their first two EPs and this year’s ‘Hope Downs’ with aplomb. Punk rock veterans Turbonegro keep the party going with one of the most entertaining sets I’ve witnessed at any festival. In lesser hands, covering the first section of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and finishing with a lap of honour to ‘Simply The Best’ might come across a little crass, but the band are so much fun that it’s hard not to love them more for it. In spite of a brief and wholly unexpected downpour, there’s little to dampen anyone’s spirits.

Polish favourites Skalpel provide an unusually mellow Saturday evening addition to the main stage, combining jazz, folk and ambient explorations to a rapturous reception from the crowd. Aurora delivers a breathtaking set on the forest stage, and while the songs may be a little too polished for some (“It’s just Radio 2 music,” one attendee muses), it’s undeniably accomplished. Charlotte Gainsbourg proves to be a fantastic choice of headliner, delivering an effortlessly stylish and pleasurable performance, culminating with a cover of Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’ that pretty much brings the house down.

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But Saturday night belongs to Wednesday Campanella. Having recently collaborated on a single with CHVRCHES, the Japanese act – represented by the sole figure of singer KOM_I on stage – are on a sharp upward trajectory, and on tonight’s evidence, it’s easy to see why. After rinsing a succession of smart, electronic pop, KOM_I does something fairly unusual: she steps into the crowd. Then, as she reaches the back of the venue, she does something utterly remarkable: she keeps walking. In a brilliantly bizarre spectacle, half the audience remain in the tent as the last song finishes, while half follow the artist – still clutching her microphone – up past the main stage, a procession of new acolytes curious to find out what happens next. As the music comes to an end in the distance, she turns around, now a long way from the experiment stage, and says thank you. What a star.

After what feels like a few hours’ sleep, Sunday greets us with a blinding set from Marlon Williams, who you may already know as the guy who hasn’t quite worked out whether he’s Jeff Buckley, Elvis, or Screaming Jay Hawkins. Whatever he puts his hand to seems to find success, but it’s his belting cover of the latter to close the set that leaves jaws gaping, each perfect, raw note more astonishing than the last. Posnan’s Asia i Koty provide elegant respite on the new Dr. Martens Stage, though heavy sound bleeding from bigger stages nearby means their delicate aesthetic is a little lost in the racket around us.

I’m sure you already have an opinion on Ariel Pink. In an interview, Julian Casablancas recently said he felt that Ariel would be remembered – in his opinion – as a David Bowie figure for this generation. If his performance at OFF is anything to go by, that’s a pretty damning indictment on Bowie. The less said the better.

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New Orleans party queen Big Freedia’s popularity in Poland is announced by one stall’s inclusion of a tribute dish: the delightfully named ‘Big Freedia’s booty-poppin’ potatoes’. Clash were sadly unable to establish the potency of said snack, but the artist herself certainly puts on a hell of a show, ending with a recording of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’. Because why not? It does mean that Grizzly Bear’s closing headline set on the main stage feels a little staid in comparison, though ‘Two Weeks’ still sounds as great as ever.

In between we have Zola Jesus, and if anyone’s proving themselves worthy of being remembered by future generations, it’s yung zeej down at the forest stage. Having recently spoken out on social media about the pressures placed upon major label artists to change themselves into something marketable, it’s a pleasure to see an artist doing exactly what she wants to do, and pulling it off. Early track ‘Night’ will forever be a highlight, but in truth the whole set sparkles. Keep doing you, ZJ.

For first time visitors, it’s only as OFF Festival draws to a close that you realise it’s not like many other festivals. No one’s visibly wasted, no one’s starting fights. And yet there’s no shortage of passion: watching the crowd lose their mind to some of the weekend’s highlights is a joy to behold in itself. Sincerely, this is a music lover’s audience, and I’m coming back next year to get lost within it once more. If you don’t see me till late evening, though, it’s only because I’m still working my way through €250’s worth of Swiss chocolate.

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Words: Matthew Neale

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The roots of the wackiest pro-Trump conspiracy can be traced back to the CIA.

As the editor of the JFK Facts blog, I try not to spend a lot of time on stupid conspiracy theories, but given widespread ignorance and confusion on the subject, unpleasant journalist duty often calls.

Who killed JFK? The Federal Reserve? Nah. The Secret Service man? A hoax. Ted Cruz’s father? Pure B.S. George H.W. Bush? Heavy breathing is not the same as credible evidence. On a recent Black Vault podcast, the most common JFK question I heard was, “Was Kennedy assassinated because of his interest in UFOs?” Um, no, he was not.

Which brings me to QAnon, the imaginative conspiracy theorist now dominating the internet, attracting followers of President Trump, and obsessing the Washington Post, which has published dozen articles about QAnon in the span of four days. Like many conspiracy theories, the QAnon fever dream can be traced back to the assassination of JFK.

The QAnon conspiracy theory is a psychedelic mushroom planted in the fertile manure of the Warren Commission. This mind-altering proposition grows in the gloom of anonymous chat groups. It is then stimulated by the bright lights of social media. And finally it is harvested and ingested by Trump cultists eager to prolong the alt-reality buzz that commenced on January 20, 2017.

But it all began on November 22, 1963.

Who Is QAnon?

For the uninitiated, “Q” is the moniker of a person or group of persons who post to 4Chan, a popular image website favored by the anonymous. Q’s “theory” (and I use the term generously) is that President Trump was persuaded by the military to smash a network of “deep state” pedophiles that has ruled America for decades. The president (it is said) is working with John F. Kennedy Jr. (who did not die in a plane crash). They will soon smash the perfidious plotters, QAnon predicts, and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be sent to Guantanamo.

You may think this is nutty stuff. Buzzfeed News speculates that QAnon is actually a leftist goof on right-wing suckers. But read the respectful coverage of the pro-Trump Washington Times, where QAnon is described as a “mysterious figure” who has been “posting provocative questions about the government since October.” This stuff is taken seriously.

The historical foundation of this mash-up of the preposterous, the ludicrous and the vile is, you guessed it, the assassination of JFK.

From a December 2017 QAnon post about Trump’s alleged enemies:

  • As a backup, they defined ‘conspiracy’ as crazy/mentally unstable and label anything ‘true’ as such.

  • This works given most of what they engage in is pure evil and simply unbelievable (hard to swallow).

  • The ‘fix’ has always been in – no matter which party won the election (-JFK (killed)/Reagan(shot)).

Why do people believe this nonsense?

One reason is that a few kernels of it are not nonsense. The CIA, in this April 1967 memo, launched a worldwide campaign to demonize critics of the Warren Commission as “conspiracy theorists.” Skepticism about official theory of JFK’s assassination, wrote one agency official with the approval of CIA director Richard Helms, “is of concern to the U.S. government including our organization.”

The agency distributed talking points for “friendly elite contacts,” including the bald-faced lie that accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was “an unknown quantity to any professional intelligence service.” In fact, CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton had monitored Oswald’s movements, politics, personal life and foreign contacts for four years before he allegedly killed JFK.

If that fact became known, the CIA would have a world of hurt on its hands. So the agency said in its memo that the members of the Warren Commission were eminent men and “efforts to impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of American society.”

The Commission’s critics, said the CIA, “are enticed by a form of intellectual pride: they light on some theory and fall in love with it; they also scoff at the Commission because it did not always answer every question with a flat decision one way or another.” In other words, the CIA did define belief in “conspiracy” as a symptom of the mentally unstable and patriotically unreliable.

In fact, the doubts were fact-based. Skepticism about the Warren Commission’s conclusions percolated among the Washington insiders (including Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy) and among foreign leaders (including Fidel Castro and Charles DeGaulle). All of them concluded privately that JFK had been killed by his enemies, not by a lone gunman.

Of course, there are other factors contributing to the vogue of QAnon that have nothing to do with JFK.

The echo chamber effects of social media encourage the credulous. So does a president enamored with “alternative facts” (aka bullshit). The exhaustion of the American economic system, which no longer provides the majority with affordable education or upward mobility, leaves young people grasping for explanation of their plight.

But the U.S. government’s implausible account of JFK’s assassination—and the CIA’s self-serving defense—can always be cited by those who say “The government is lying.” So if you want to trace the roots of QAnon in American society, look to the Warren Commission and Langley. Please leave us JFK researchers out of it.

The Origins of JFK Theories

As I wrote a few years ago in The Atlantic, the popular belief in a conspiracy was widespread within a week of Kennedy’s murder. Between November 25 and 29, 1963, University of Chicago pollsters asked more than 1,000 Americans who they thought was responsible for the president’s death. By then, the chief suspect, Lee Oswald—a leftist who had lived for a time in Soviet Union—had been shot dead while in police custody by Jack Ruby, a local strip club owner with organized crime connections who hated Bobby Kennedy.

While the White House, the FBI, and the Dallas Police Department all affirmed that Oswald had acted alone and no one should believe “rumors” to the contrary, 62 percent of respondents said they believed that more than one person was involved in JFK’s assassination. Only 24 percent thought Oswald had acted alone. Another poll taken in Dallas during the same week found 66 percent of city respondents believed that there had been a plot.

The belief that Kennedy was killed by his enemies was not created by “conspiracy theorists” or Oliver Stone of the KGB. It was created by the circumstances of the crime and the assassination of Oswald.

The belief in conspiracy was nurtured the factual revelations that followed: The investigations of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in the late 1960s, the Church Committee investigation of 1975, the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978, and the Assassination Records Review Board in the 1990s. The vastly expanded historical record of JFK’s murder undermines the Warren Commission’s findings and destroys the CIA’s cover stories. While we still don’t have a good explanation of who killed Kennedy, we do know the available facts do not corroborate the official theory.

As long as the government and major media organizations deny the JFK facts, they give credibility to those who cultivate pernicious fantasies. They water the psychedelic mushroom now altering the American consciousness.

This article was produced by the Deep State, a project of the Independent Media Institute.


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Or: Every Yes Begins With a Bunch of Nos

I ran across a list of items by Greg Wilson on how to run a meeting, but that's not the take-home for this post. Rather, it was an aside near the end of his piece that caught my eye:
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I once chaired a one-day meeting in New Orleans where I tried to introduce a whole bunch of meeting management techniques at once while also contributing. I did it so badly that they replaced me as chair at the mid-point, and were right to do so.
This is interesting because so much of Wilson's own advice could be subsumed under the umbrella of delimitation: Have a purpose. Formulate a clear agenda. Lead with the most important topics. All of these things pertain to the need for the human mind to be able to focus in order to be effective. Each of these positive goals -- choosing a subject, concentrating on different aspects of that subject, and deciding what was most urgent about it -- required eliminating a whole host of other considerations. The cause of running an effective meeting is no different, although that might not seem apparent. To his credit and our benefit, Wilson admits this, and I think it's his most important point.

Taking all of Wilson's advice at face value for the sake of argument, if one's goal is to run effective meetings, one can run with his anecdote and think of that goal as a meeting. What points about how your organization runs meetings depart furthest from this ideal? Which improvements would pack the most punch, and maybe even kill two birds with one stone? Start with those, most urgent first, order the rest, and create a time table for implementing improvements at a pace that will show results quickly enough to get others on board, but is slow enough to allow everyone to acclimate themselves to a set of changes before introducing others. Wilson has given us a wealth of information, but it, like the topics of a meeting, must be organized within the contexts of what an organization needs and how human minds can grasp and hold on to it.

-- CAV
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When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American History, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, which saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
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When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American History, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, which saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
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NEWARK, N.J. -- As 1999 No. 1 overall pick Tim Couch prepared to provide color on his first NFL preseason game tonight against the Giants on News 5, he reminisced about his career with the expansion Browns and his fond memories of his four seasons in Cleveland.

In the video above, he lamented some of the challenges, such as being thrown in to start in week two, and being sacked 56 times as a rookie. But he's also proud of the fact he the team to the playoffs in the 9-7 season season of 2002.

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Estas son las transacciones que involucran a los venezolanos en las Grandes Ligas desde el Día Inaugural de la temporada 2018

8 de agosto
Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Ángeles pasan por waivers a Luis Valbuena (IF) y lo dejan en libertad.

6 de agosto
Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la quinta vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

5 de agosto
Los Ángeles sacan del roster de 40 a Luis Valbuena (IF) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Anaheim tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Es la primera vez que esto le ocurre a Valbuena en más de un lustro.

Los Rockies ponen a Antonio Senzatela (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una inflamación en el hombro derecho, retroactivo al 3 de agosto. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 12 de agosto.

2 de agosto
Los Orioles envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada, primera ocasión que lo hace Baltimore.

Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la octava vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

1° de agosto
Los Filis asignan a Edubray Ramos (P) al Lehigh Valley, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

31 de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la octava vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Orioles suben a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada, aunque es la primera que lo hace Baltimore.

Los Filis asignan a Edubray Ramos (P) al Reading, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados desde el 22 de julio, con una distensión en la rótula derecha.

Los Rays envían a Wilson Ramos (C) a los Filis, a cambio de un pelotero a ser nombrado posteriormente o una cantidad de dinero no revelada.

30 de julio
Los Gigantes ponen a Pablo Sandoval (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en una corva. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 8 de agosto.

29 de julio
Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Reales envían a Andrés Machado (P) al Omaha, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

28 de julio
Ls Mets suben a Luis Guillorme (IF) desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada.

Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Mellizos suben a Gabriel Moya (P) desde el Rochester, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman desde las Menores y la tercera vez que ocupa un lugar en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Reales suben a Andrés Machado (P) desde el Omaha, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Padres ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de José Gregorio Castillo (P) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en la corva.

Los Filis activan a Asdrúbal Cabrera (IF).

Los Diamondbacks envían a Ildemaro Vargas (IF) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

Los Diamondbacks activan a Eduardo Escobar (IF).

27 de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Ildemaro Vargas (2B) desde el Fresno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada.

Los Filis envían a Ranger Suárez (P) al Lehigh Valley, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

Los Mets entregan a Asdrúbal Cabrera (2B) a los Filis, a cambio del lanzador Franklyn Kilome.

Los Rockies sacan a Germán Márquez (P) de la lista restrictiva y lo inscriben nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Mellizos entregan a Eduardo Escobar (IF) a los D'backs, a cambio del lanzador Jhoan Durán y los jardineros Gabriel Maciel y Ernie De La Trinidad.

26 de julio
Los Cerveceros suben a Orlando Arcia (SS) desde el Colorado Springs, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que es incluido esta temporada en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas.

Los Piratas sacan a Francisco Cervelli (C) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Filis suben a Ranger Suárez (P) desde el Lehigh Valley, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Ángeles incluyen a Francisco Arcia (C) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Sant Lake City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

25 de julio
Los Rockies sacan a Germán Márquez (P) de la lista de ausencias por paternidad y lo mueven a la lista restrictiva, para permitirle una ausencia más prolongada en el roster activo.

Los Yanquis sacan a Gleyber Torres (2B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en la cadera, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

24 de julio
Los Cerveceros sacan a Junior Guerra (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una dolencia en la corva, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

Los Rays suben a Yonny Chirinos (P) desde el Durham, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Reales firman a Luis Lugo (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la séptima vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

23 de julio
Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

22 de julio
Los Rockies colocan a Germán Márquez (P) en la lista de ausencias por paternidad. Podrá estar allí hasta tres días, como máximo, antes de ser reactivado o ser movido a otra lista que permita una ausencia más prolongada.

Los Mellizos envían a Willians Astudillo (C-IF-OF) al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto por Minnesota a su principal filial.

Los Rockies sacan a Antonio Senzatela (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una ampolla en la mano derecha, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

Los Filis ponen a Edubray Ramos (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una distensión en la rótula derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 1° de agosto.

21 de julio
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la novena vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Rangers envían a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es reasignado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Yanquis asignan a Gleyber Torres (2B) al Tampa, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados desde el 4 de julio, con una lesión muscular en la cadera.

Los Marineros sacan a Félix Hernández (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de dolores en la espalda, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

Los Padres asignan a José Gregorio Castillo (P) a El Paso, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados desde el 7 de julio, con un tirón en la corva derecha.

Los Medias Blancas sacan a Avisail García (OF) de la lista de incapacitados y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

20 de julio
Los Orioles incluyen en el roster de 40 a Renato Núñez (IF/OF) y lo suben desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Cerveceros ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Manuel Piña (C) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

19 de julio
Los Orioles asignan a Breyvic Valera (IF-OF) al Norfolk, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

Los Orioles adquieren a Breyvic Valera (IF-OF) junto a Yusniel Díaz (OF), Rylan Bannon (OF), Dean Kremer (P) y Zach Pop (P) por Manny Machado (3B-SS).

18 de julio
Los Cerveceros asignan a Manuel Piña (C) al Wisconsin, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A media, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Fue víctima de un tirón muscular en el bíceps izquierdo y es elegible para volver a la acción desde el 17 de julio

Los Rays sacan a José Alvarado (P) de la lista de ausencias por emergencias médicas familiares y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Rays ponen a Wilson Ramos (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en una corva. El movimiento es retroactivo al 15 de julio. Ramos es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 25 de julio.

16 de julio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Carlos Pérez (C) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo asignan al Round Rock, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

15 de julio
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la novena vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Medias Blancas pasan exitosamente por waivers a Bruce Rondón (P) y lo asignan al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Rondón decide no aceptar la asignación y se declara agente libre.

Los Medias Rojas ponen a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un esguince en el tobillo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 25 de julio.

14 de julio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Martín Pérez (P) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Piratas ponen a Francisco Cervelli (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 7 días, nuevamente con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 24 de julio.

Los Cerveceros ponen a Junior Guerra (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con rigidez en el antebrazo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 24 de julio.

13 de julio
Los Rays sacan a Yusmeiro Petit (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por emergencias médicas familiares.

Los Rockies ponen a Antonio Senzatela (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una ampolla en la mano derecha. El movimiento es retroactivo al 10 de julio, por lo que es elegible para volver a la acción luego del 20 de julio, al terminar la pausa del Juego de Estrellas.

Los Medias Blancas pasan exitosamente por waivers a Bruce Rondón (P) y lo asignan al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que lo envían a las Menores en esta temporada.

12 de julio
Los Mellizos sacan de la lista de incapacitados a Ehire Adrianza (IF) y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la séptima vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

10 de julio
Los Medias Rojas envían a William Cuevas (P) al Pawtucket, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es bajado por Boston a su principal filial.

Los Marineros ponen a Félix Hernández (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con rigidez muscular en la parte baja de la espalda, en un movimiento retroactivo al 8 de julio. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 18 de julio.

Los Medias Blancas ponen a Avisail García (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en el tendón de la corva, en un movimiento retroactivo al 9 de julio. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 19 de julio.

8 de julio
Los Medias Rojas suben a William Cuevas (P) desde el Pawtucket, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Piratas ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Francisco Cervelli (C) en el Altoona, su sucursal en Doble A, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Tigres pasan exitosamente por waivers a Dixon Machado (IF) y lo asignan al Toledo, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que lo envían a las Menores en esta temporada.

Los Cerveceros ponen a Manuel Piña (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón muscular en el bíceps izquierdo, en un movimiento retroactivo al 7 de julio. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 17 de julio.

7 de julio
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la sexta vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Padres ponen a José Gregorio Castillo (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en el tendón de la corva derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 17 de julio.

6 de julio
Los Orioles ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Luis Sardiñas (IF) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo asignan al Norfolk, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

Los Indios ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Carlos Carrasco (P) en el Akron, su sucursal en Doble A, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Filis sacan a Edubray Ramos (P) de la lista de incapacitados y lo incluyen nuevamente en el roster activo.

5 de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la sexta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Piratas asignan a Francisco Cervelli (C) al Altoona, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados del 22 de junio, con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral.

Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Pérez (C) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers asignan a Martín Pérez (C) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers suben a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo incluyen en el roster de Grandes Ligas esta temporada, aunque la primera vez solamente estuvo en la lista de incapacitados

Los Marlins ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Martín Prado (3B) en el Jupiter, su sucursal en Clase A avanzada, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Tigres sacan del roster de 40 a Dixon Machado (2B) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Detroit tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Es la primera vez que esto le ocurre a Machado en su carrera.

Los Mellizos envían a Gabriel Moya (P) al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es bajado a las Menores en esta temporada.

4 de julio
Los Medias Rojas dejan en libertad a Ramón Flores (OF), que se encontraba con el Pawtucket, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, fuera de roster de 40.

Los Yanquis ponen a Gleyber Torres (2B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón muscular en la cadera. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 14 de julio.

Los Rays transfieren a Wilmer Font (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Font, que tiene una lesión en el costado, ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 30 de agosto.

Los Medias Rojas envían a William Cuevas (P) al Pawtucket, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto por Boston a su principal filial.

3 de julio
Los Mellizos suben a Gabriel Moya (P) desde el Rochester, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman desde las Menores y la segunda vez que ocupa un lugar en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la octava vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Rockies suben a Antonio Senzatela (P) desde el Albuquerque, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman desde las Menores y la segunda vez que ocupa un lugar en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

2 de julio
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la quinta vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Mellizos ponen a Ehire Adrianza (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una lesión en una corva. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 13 de julio.

Los Medias Rojas incluyen en el roster de 40 a William Cuevas (P) y lo suben desde el Pawtucket, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

1° de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Padres suben a Carlos Asuaje (2B) desde El Paso, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que es incluido en el roster activo de las Grandes Ligas.

Los Piratas pasan a Francisco Cervelli (C) de la lista de incapacitados de 7 días a la de 10 días, con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 3 de julio.

Los Tigres transfieren a Miguel Cabrera (1B) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Cabrera está fuera de acción por el resto de la temporada.

30 de junio
Los Rays ponen a Wilmer Font (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una lesión en el costado. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 9 de julio.

Los Marlins suben a Pablo López (P) desde el New Orleans, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Indios asignan a Carlos Carrasco (P) al Akron, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers asignan a Martín Pérez (P) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

28 de junio
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la octava vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Pérez (C) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física. Se encuentra en la lista de incapacitados desde el 16 de junio, por un esguince en el tobillo derecho, y es elegible para ser reactivado en las Grandes Ligas en cualquier momento.

Los Bravos ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Ronald Acuña Jr. (OF) en el Gwinnett, su principal sucursal en las Menores, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Mellizos firman a Juan Graterol (C) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

27 de junio
Los Marlins asignan a Martín Prado (3B) al Jupiter, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está fuera desde el 26 de mayo por una lesión en la corva.

26 de junio
Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Mets envían a Luis Guillorme (IF) a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez en esta temporada que Guillorme es devuelto por Nueva York a su principal filial.

25 de junio
Los Filis ponen a Edubray Ramos (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una lesión en el hombro derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 4 de julio.

Los Orioles transfieren a Luis Sardiñas (SS) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Sardiñas ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 30 de junio.

Los Rangers asignan a Martín Pérez (P) al Hickory, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

24 de junio
Los Ángeles pasan por waivers a Juan Graterol (C) y no es tomado por otro equipo. A continuación, anuncian que han decidido dejarlo en libertad. El receptor se encontraba en el Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, y fue puesto en asignación el 19 de junio, luego de ser sacado del roster de 40. Este año estuvo en las Mayores entre el Día Inaugural y el 4 de abril, y nuevamente entre el 4 y el 8 de mayo, antes de ser reasignado a las Menores.

23 de junio
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la séptima vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

22 de junio
Los Piratas ponen a Francisco Cervelli (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 7 días, con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 29 de junio.

Los Bravos asignan a Ronald Acuña Jr. (OF) al Gwinett, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Medias Blancas ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Avisail García (OF) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

21 de junio
Los Medias Blancas envían a José Rondón (IF) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es reasignado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers envían a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es reasignado a las Menores esta temporada.

19 de junio
Los Ángeles retiran a Juan Graterol (C) del roster de 40 y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Anaheim tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Graterol se encontraba en las Menores con el Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers envían a Yohander Méndez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Cardenales retiran a José Alberto Martínez (OF) de la lista de ausencias por paternidad, luego de cinco días y tres juegos, y lo reinstalan en el roster activo.

18 de junio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Elvis Andrus (SS) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Rangers suben a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo incluyen en el roster de Grandes Ligas esta temporada, pero la primera vez solamente estuvo en la lista de incapacitados.

17 de junio
Los Indios ponen a Carlos Carrasco (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una contusión en el codo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 27 de junio.

16 de junio
Los Rangers asignan a Elvis Andrus (SS) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers ponen a Carlos Pérez (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un esguince en el tobillo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 26 de junio.

Los Rangers sacan a Robinson Chirinos (C) de la lista de suspendidos.

Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

15 de junio
Los Rangers ponen a Robinson Chirinos (C) en la lista de suspendidos. Debe cumplir castigo durante un juego.

Los Mets ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Wilmer Flores (IF) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la séptima vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Medias Blancas sacan del roster de 40 a Gregory Infante (P) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. De inmediato, lo pasan por waivers y no es tomado por otro equipo. Lo reasignan al Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Infante había sido sacado del roster activo y bajado a las Menores el 28 de abril.

Los Cardenales colocan a José Alberto Martínez (OF) en la lista de ausencias por paternidad. Podrá estar allí hasta tres días, como máximo, antes de ser reactivado o de ser movido a otra lista que permita una ausencia más prolongada.

Los Rangers suben a Yohander Méndez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers transfieren a Martín Pérez (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Pérez ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 29 de junio.

14 de junio
Los Mellizos pasan exitosamente por waivers a Gregorio Petit (IF) y lo asignan al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que lo devuelven a las Menores en esta temporada.

Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

13 de junio
Los Tigres ponen a Miguel Cabrera (1B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una rotura del ligamento del bíceps del brazo izquierdo. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 23 de junio, pero no jugará hasta la próxima temporada.

Los Mets pasan exitosamente por waivers a José Lobatón (C) y lo asignan a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que lo devuelven a las Menores en esta temporada.

12 de junio
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la sexta vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Nacionales envían a Adrián Sánchez (IF) al Syracuse, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es devuelto por Washington a las Menores.

Los Medias Blancas asignan a Avisail García (OF) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física. Se encuentra en la lista de incapacitados desde el 24 de abril.

Los Mets sacan del roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Nueva York tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que acuden a este mecanismo con el receptor.

11 de junio
Los Rangers asignan a Elvis Andrus (SS) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física. Se encuentra en la lista de incapacitados desde el 13 de abril y el 2 de mayo fue movido a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días. Cumple este 11 de junio ese lapso fuera y es elegible para ser reactivado en las Grandes Ligas en cualquier momento, a partir del 12.

10 de junio
Los Rockies retiran a Jairo Díaz (P) del roster de 40 y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Colorado tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Se encontraba lanzando en las Menores.

9 de junio
Los Yanquis suben a Ronald Torreyes (IF) desde el Scranton-Wilkes/Barre, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es incluido en el roster de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

8 de junio
Los Gigantes anuncian que Grégor Blanco (OF) ha sido dejado en libertad por el Sacramento, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. A continuación, renegocian con él y lo firman con un contrato de Ligas Menores, asignándolo otra vez al Sacramento.
El jugador estuvo en el lineup de los Rivercats este viernes. El 2 de junio había sido puesto en asignación y el 5 de junio pasó por waivers, sin ser tomado, tras lo cual había sido enviado a Triple A.

6 de junio
Los Medias Blancas sacan del roster de 40 a Alfredo González (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. De inmediato, lo pasan por waivers y no es tomado por otro equipo. Lo reasignan al Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. El receptor había sido sacado del roster activo y bajado a las Menores, a comienzos de semana.

5 de junio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la sexta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Marineros firman a Williams Pérez (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

Los Gigantes pasan por waivers a Grégor Blanco (OF) sin que sea tomado por otro equipo. A continuación, envían al Sacramento, la sucursal Triple A de la organización

3 de junio
Los Bravos sacan del roster de 40 a Miguel Socolovich (P) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. De inmediato, deciden pasarlo por waivers y no es tomado por otro equipo. Le comunican su decisión de reasignarlo al Gwinett, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. El pitcher no ejerce su derecho de declararse agente libre y acepta la decisión. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores a través de este procedimiento.

2 de junio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Carlos Tocci (OF) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados.

Los Medias Blancas pasan exitosamente por waivers a Ricardo Pinto (P) y lo asignan al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Padres suben a José Gregorio Castillo (P) desde El Paso, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Gigantes retiran a Grégor Blanco (OF) del roster y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. San Francisco tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

1° de junio
Los Mets incluyen en el roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo suben desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

Los Tigres sacan a Miguel Cabrera (C) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días y lo reinstalan en el roster activo, sin necesidad de cumplir rehabilitación en las Menores.

31 de mayo
Los Bravos incluyen a Miguel Socolovich (P) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Gwinnet, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Orioles asignan a Luis Sardiñas (P) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para iniciar allí con su rehabilitación física.

30 de mayo
Los Cerveceros suben a Orlando Arcia (SS) desde el Colorado Springs, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

29 de mayo
Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (P) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rays asignan a Yonny Chirinos (P) al Durham, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí con su rehabilitación física.

Los Bravos ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Aníbal Sánchez (P) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados.

Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Ricardo Rodríguez (P) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo asignan al Round Rock, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

28 de mayo
Los Mets ponen a Wilmer Flores (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con molestias en la parte baja de la espalda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 7 de junio.

Los Bravos ponen a Ronald Acuña (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un esguince en el ligamento cruzado anterior de la rodilla izquierda y una contusión en la cadera. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 7 de junio.

Los Medias Blancas retiran a Ricardo Pinto (P) del roster de 40 y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Chicago tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Se encontraba lanzando en las Menores.

26 de mayo
Los Rays activan a Wilmer Font (P).

Los Marlins ponen a Martín Prado (3B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva izquierda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 5 de junio.

Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Yanquis envían a Ronald Torreyes (IF) al Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

25 de mayo
Los Cerveceros envían a Orlando Arcia (SS) al Colorado Springs, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rays adquieren a Wilmer Font (P) de los Atléticos, a cambio de Peter Bayer (P).

Los Piratas firman a Daniel Angulo (C) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

24 de mayo
Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Tocci (OF) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rays asignan a Yonny Chirinos (P) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rojos firman a Alejandro Chacín (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores. Aún no anuncian a qué categoría será asignado.

Los Medias Blancas incluyen a Alfredo González (C) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada.

23 de mayo
Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Atléticos retiran a Wilmer Font (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Oakland tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

21 de mayo
Los Padres envían a Carlos Asuaje (2B) a El Paso, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Mets pasan exitosamente por waivers a José Lobatón (C) y lo asignan a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Bravos asignan a Aníbal Sánchez (P) al Gwinett, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

20 de mayo
Los Ángeles suben a José Briceño (C) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Medias Blancas suben a José Rondón (P) desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

19 de mayo
Los Mets sacan del roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Nueva York tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Nacionales suben a Adrián Sánchez (IF) desde el Syracuse, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la quinta vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

18 de mayo
Los Mets firman a Ezequiel Carrera (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores y lo asignan a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

17 de mayo
Los Bravos dejan en libertad a Ezequiel Carrera (P), quien se encontraba en el Gwinett, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

16 de mayo
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

15 de mayo
Los Padres suben a Carlos Asuaje (2B) desde El Paso, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Pudo ser llamado antes de transcurrir 10 días de su descenso debido a una lesión en el equipo grande.

Los Orioles pasan exitosamente por waivers a Renato Núñez (IF-OF) y lo asignan al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

14 de mayo
Los Medias Blancas envían a José Rondón (IF) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Tocci (OF) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Padres envían a Carlos Asuaje (2B) a El Paso, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

13 de mayo
Los Rangers envían a Yohander Méndez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Orioles envían a Anthony Santander (OF) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada.

11 de mayo
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers sacan a Rougned Odor (2B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en la corva izquierda, ponen fin a su reahabilitación y lo colocan en el roster activo.

Los Rangers sacan del roster de 40 a Renato Núñez (IF/OF) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Texas tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

10 de mayo
Los Marlins sacan a Eliéser Hernández (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en un dedo, ponen fin a su reahabilitación y lo colocan en el roster activo por primera vez en su carrera en las Grandes Ligas.

9 de mayo
Los Rangers asignan a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Mets suben a Luis Guillorme (IF) desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

8 de mayo
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Orioles envían a Engelb Vielma (IF) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

Los Ángeles envían a Juan Graterol (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Rangers asignan a Rougned Odor (2B) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

7 de mayo
Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada.

6 de mayo
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

5 de mayo
Los Medias Blancas suben a José Rondón (P) desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Nacionales envían a Adrián Sánchez (IF) al Syracuse, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Medias Rojas retiran a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) de la lista de ausencias por motivos médicos familiares y lo ponen de nuevo en el roster activo.

Los Rangers asignan a Rougned Odor (2B) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

4 de mayo
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Ángeles suben a Juan Graterol (C) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (P) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Tigres ponen a Miguel Cabrera (1B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 14 de mayo.

3 de mayo
Los Rockies envían a Antonio Senzatela (P) al Albuquerque, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Rangers suben a Yohander Méndez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers activan a Carlos Pérez (C).

Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

2 de mayo
Los Marlins pasan por waivers a Tomás Telis (C) y no es tomado por otro equipo. Lo reasignan al New Orleans, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Medias Rojas retiran a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por motivos médicos familiares. Puede estar allí de 3 a 7 días como máximo.

Los Rangers transfieren a Elvis Andrus (SS) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Andrus ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 11 de junio.

Los Rangers toman a Carlos Pérez (C) en waivers y lo incluyen en el roster de 40.

1° de mayo
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rays ponen a Yonny Chirinos (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 29 de abril, con molestias en el brazo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 9 de mayo.

Los Rangers asignan a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Orioles ponen a Luis Sardiñas (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 29 de abril, con una distensión muscular en la parte baja de la espalda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 9 de mayo.

Los Orioles suben a Engelb Vielma (IF) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Mellizos suben a Gregorio Petit (IF) desde el Rochester, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

30 de abril
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rockies sacan a Carlos González (OF) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de un tirón en la corva, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (P) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers ponen a Martín Pérez (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con molestias en el codo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 10 de mayo.

29 de abril
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Marlins asignan a Eliéser Hernández (P) al Jacksonville, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

28 de abril
Los Marlins sacan del roster de 40 a Tomás Telis (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Miami tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Medias Blancas envían a Gregory Infante (P) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

27 de abril
Los Bravos sacan del roster de 40 a Carlos Pérez (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Atlanta tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Atléticos sacan a Yusmeiro Petit (P) de la lista de ausencias por duelo familiar y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Marlins sacan a Martín Prado (3B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una cirugía en la rodilla, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Bravos pasan por waivers a Miguel Socolovich (P) y no es tomado por otro equipo. Le comunican su decisión de reasignarlo al Gwinett, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. El pitcher no ejerce su derecho de declararse agente libre y acepta la decisión.

26 de abril
Los Atléticos activan a Wilmer Font (P).

Los Rojos sacan a Eugenio Suárez (3B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una fractura en la mano derecha, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

25 de abril
Los Atléticos adquieren a Wilmer Font (P) de los Dodgers, a cambio de Logan Salow (P).

Los Bravos incluyen a Ronald Acuña Jr. (OF) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Gwinnet, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

24 de abril
Los Bravos sacan del roster de 40 a Miguel Socolovich (P) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Atlanta tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Atléticos retiran a Yusmeiro Petit (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por duelo, debido a la muerte de su madre.

Los Cerveceros sacan a Manuel Piña (C) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una distensión en la pantorrilla, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Rojos asignan a Eugenio Suárez (3B) al Louisville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A avanzada, para reiniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Medias Blancas ponen a Avisail García (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 4 de mayo.

Los Nacionales suben a Adrián Sánchez (IF) desde el Syracuse, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Reales sacan a Salvador Pérez (C) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de un esguince en la rodilla izquierda, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

23 de abril
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Medias Blancas transfieren a Daniel Farquhar (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, debido al derrame cerebral que le sacó de juego. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 21 de junio, pero se se desconoce cuando podrá volver al terreno.

Los Dodgers retiran a Wilmer Font (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Los Ángeles tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Marlins asignan a Eliéser Hernández (P) al Jupiter, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para reiniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

22 de abril
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Rockies ponen a Carlos González (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 19 de abril, con un tirón en la corva derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción el 29 de este mes.

Los Rockies ponen a Gerardo Parra (OF) en la lista de suspendidos. Debe cumplir castigo durante cuatro juegos.

Los Rangers ponen a Carlos Tocci (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un golpe en la cadera. Es elegible para volver a la acción el 2 de mayo.

Los Yanquis suben a Gleyber Torres (2B/SS) desde el Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

21 de abril
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Mellizos envían a Gabriel Moya (P) al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Atléticos sacan a Yusmeiro Petit (P) de la lista de ausencias por emergencias médicas familiares y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Medias Blancas ponen a Daniel Farquhar (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un derrame cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 1° de mayo, pero se teme que perderá varios meses de acción, cuando menos.

Los Medias Blancas suben a Gregory Infante (P) desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

20 de abril
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Marlins asignan a Martín Prado (3B) al Jupiter, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Fue operado de la rodilla a finales de la temporada pasada.

19 de abril
Los Reales asignan a Salvador Pérez (C) al Omaha, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física. Se recupera de un esguince en la rodilla.

18 de abril
Los Bravos ponen a Aníbal Sánchez (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 28 de abril.

17 de abril
Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Atléticos retiran a Yusmeiro Petit (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por motivos médicos familiares.

Los Orioles suben a Luis Sardiñas (IF) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

16 de abril
Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Cerveceros ponen a Manuel Piña (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 13 de abril. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 23 de abril.

Los Rangers suben a Renato Núñez (3B/OF) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

15 de abril
Los Reales asignan a Salvador Pérez (C) al Northwest Arkansas, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Atléticos ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Renato Núñez (3B-OF) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo sacan del roster y lo pasan por waivers, donde es tomado por los Rangers.

Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Fresno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (IF-OF) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

14 de abril
Los Nacionales pasan por waivers a Miguel Montero (C) y no es tomado por otro equipo. Le comunican su decisión de enviarlo a las Menores y él rechaza la medida, por lo que recibe su carta de libertad.

13 de abril
Los Rangers ponen a Elvis Andrus (SS) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 12 de abril, con una fractura en el olecranón del codo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 22 de abril, aunque se espera que pierda entre seis y ocho semanas en total.

Los Mets incluyen en el roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo suben desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

11 de abril
Los Medias Blancas envían a Gregory Infante (P) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Orioles suben a Engelb Vielma (SS) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Nacionales retiran a Miguel Montero (C) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Washington tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Cerveceros suben a Junior Guerra (P) desde el Salt Lake City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

10 de abril
Los Rangers ponen a Rougned Odor (2B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva izquierda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 20 de abril.

Los Nacionales retiran a Miguel Montero (C) de la lista de ausencias por paternidad, luego de tres días, y lo reinstalan en el roster activo.

Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

9 de abril
Los Rojos ponen a Eugenio Suárez (3B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una fractura en el dedo pulgar de la mano derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 19 de abril, aunque se espera que pierda varias semanas inactivo.

8 de abril
Los Rangers sacan a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días y lo reinstalan en el roster activo.

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          Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Comedian Kevin Hart, KIPP schools, and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to give scholarships to 18 students to attend historically black colleges and universities.

Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity" and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. KIPP is a national network of charter schools.

The 18 students from eight cities who were chosen for the scholarships all attended KIPP schools. They are attending 11 different colleges across the country. The recipients were selected based on academic and personal accomplishments.

Hart said in a statement that he wanted to do his part to provide opportunities for future leaders. The students hail from Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C.


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          Baton Rouge murder suspect arrested in New Orleans overnight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Baton Rouge murder suspect arrested in New Orleans overnight

BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly shooting at an apartment complex earlier this year.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 33-year-old Arthur Alexander was arrested by state police in New Orleans Tuesday night.

Alexander is accused of shooting 25-year-old Eddie Samuels at the Summer Grove apartments on Florida Boulevard on March 5. Police say the two were associates, but the motive for the shooting is still unknown.

Alexander was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of second-degree murder.


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          MARAD awards $4.8 million in Marine Highway project grants      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MARAD awards $4.8 million in Marine Highway project grants

AUGUST 9, 2018 — Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao yesterday announced the award of $4,872,000 in grants to six Marine Highway projects. The funding, provided by the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Marine Highway program, will help enhance existing marine highways serving ports in Louisiana, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut, and support the development of new container-on-barge services in Kentucky and Rhode Island.

"Strengthening the country's waterways and domestic seaports stimulates economic growth, reduces congestion and increases the efficiency of our national freight transportation system," said Secretary Chao.

The Marine Highway Program supports the expanded use of navigable waterways to relieve landside congestion, provide new transportation options, and generate other public benefits by increasing the efficiency of the surface transportation system. The program works with public and private stakeholders to achieve these goals.

"These marine highway grants will help expand freight movement on the water and modernize our inland ports and waterways," said Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby.

Marine Highways provide new modal choices to cargo shippers, which reduces transportation costs while providing the public benefits of reduced road maintenance costs and improved safety. Expanding the use of our waterways supports jobs at U.S. ports and shipyards, and marine highway services also benefit national security by providing an alternate mode of transportation and adding to our strategic sealift resources.

Projects receiving grant funding are:

Port of Baton Rouge and Port of New Orleans Container-on-Barge (awarded $2,507,200)

The grant will be used to purchase marine terminal and handling equipment for efficient loading and unloading of container-on-barge operations in New Orleans. The existing service, which operates on a regular, reliable schedule, is designed to relocate empty containers in Memphis to meet export customer demand in Baton Rouge. This grant will allow the service to expand to the New Orleans France Road terminal and will allow northbound containers to be offloaded as far north as Memphis, TN.

Davisville/Brooklyn/Newark Container-on-Barge Service (awarded $855,200)

Sponsored by the Quonset Development Corporation, this service will run between Brooklyn, NY, Newark, NJ and the Port of Davisville in Rhode Island. The service will include a dedicated run twice a week utilizing one 800-TEU capacity deck barge and will remove approximately 83,200 containers and 14,976,000 vehicular miles annually from the road. It will also relieve landside congestion and lower transportation costs for shippers while providing additional economic opportunities regionally.

James River Expansion Project on the M-64 (awarded $456,000)

Sponsored by the Port of Virginia, this regularly scheduled service operates three times a week between terminals in Hampton Roads, and the Richmond Marine Terminal. The grant will allow the service to continue expanding by increasing freight handling capacity at the Richmond Marine Terminal, enabling it to provide a more efficient level of service.

New York Harbor Container and Trailer-on-Barge Service (awarded $298,423)

Sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the grant will assist with funding a planning study to look at how marine highway services can be expanded throughout the Northeast region from New York Harbor to other points. Since many of the terminals at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are reaching capacity; the study will provide the data necessary to establish the business case to support shipping container movement by barge between terminals and beyond. Services derived from this study could reduce landside congestion, provide greater market access and improve terminal capacity and efficiency.

Cross Sound Enhancement Project (awarded $503,250)

Sponsored by the Connecticut Port Authority, this grant will support the improvement of the Cross-Sound Ferry by expanding the dock and supporting infrastructure. The project will focus on maintaining and improving operational safety and efficiency. The grants funding will be utilized for shoreside infrastructure improvements and more efficient direction of vehicular traffic.

Paducah-McCracken Riverport Container-on-Barge Service (awarded $251,927)

Sponsored by the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority, the grant funding will be applied to an 18-month demonstration of container-on-barge services that would stretch across three states and three marine highways. Specifically, the funds would be utilized for leasing and/or purchase of shoreside container handling equipment.


          OFF-Festival: Pop-Expedition in Oberschlesien      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ein Besuch beim Off Festival im polnischen Katowice, das mit dem Charme des Unverbrauchten glänzt

Am Sonntag geht der Party-Pokal an Big Freedia. Der transsexuelle Rapper mit den blond gefärbten Engelslocken und der röhrenden Stimme ist ein Unikum der HipHop-Szenerie von New Orleans. Tiefer Bass, ultraschnelle Beats und das ausgiebige Twerking seiner Tanzcrew gehören zu den Spezialitäten, die auch R`n`B-Königin Beyonce im gemeinsamen Video zu schätzen wusste. Freedia steht in...
          Comment on Cherry Limeade – Quick and Fresh! by Mary Ann Bendily      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Happy Anniversary ! Many more to come for y’all! P.s. when are you coming back to New Orleans! My daughter and I saw you at the bookstore a few years ago. So enjoyed talking with you. That was after you broke your legs and you recovered. Love all your recipes, like the Whoa Horsey salad!
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          Mayday Parade Have Announced A MASSIVE Tour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This is guaranteed to be a Very Lovely Time. 



Mayday Parade have announced the details of a massive US headline tour. 

If that wasn't enough for you, they are bringing along some cracking supports too.

So, here we go. 

First you'll be getting the brilliant Oh, Weatherly:



Then pop-punk legend William Ryan Key:



THEN Some more acoustic goodness in the form of This Wild Life:



Then after all of that you will be getting a whole heap of Mayday:



What a line-up. 

Like the sound of it? The dates look a little like this:

02 - TALLAHASSEE Moon
04 - BIRMINGHAM Iron City
05 - NEW ORLEANS House Of Blues
06 - HOUSTON White Oak Music Hall
07 - SAN ANTONIO Alamo City Music Hall
09 - DALLAS House Of Blues
11 - PHOENIX The Van Buren
12 - LAS VEGAS Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
14  -SAN DIEGO House Of Blues
16 - ANAHEIM House Of Blues
17 - BERKELEUC Theatre
18 - SACRAMENTO Ace of Spades
20 - PORTLAND Wonder Ballroom
21 - SEATTLE Showbox
23 - SALT LAKE CITY Complex
24 - DENVER Summit Music Hall
26 - CHICAGO House Of Blues
27 - MILWAUKEE Rave
28 - ST. LOUIS Pageant
30 - MINNEAPOLIS First Avenue

NOVEMBER

01 - CINCINATTI Bogart’s
02 - ROYAL OAK Royal Oak Music Theatre
03 - CLEVELAND Agora Theatre
04 - COLUMBUS Newport Music Hall
06 - PITTSBURGH Stage AE
07 - TORONTO Rebel
08 - BUFFALO Town Ballroom
09 - SAYREVILLE Starland Ballroom
10 - BOSTON House Of Blues
13 - NEW YORK PlayStation Theater
14 - PHILADELPHIA Fillmore
15 - SILVER SPRING Fillmore Silver Spring
16 - CHARLOTTE The Fillmore
17 - ATLANTA Masquerade
18 - NASHVILLE Marathon Music Works
20 - JACKSONVILLE Maverick’s
21 - TAMPA Ritz Ybor
23  - LAKE BUENA VISTA House Of Blues
24 - FT. LAUDERDALE Revolution Live



          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American History, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration.

The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, which saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness.

The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2 million copies since it was first published in 1995. In a new edition out this summer, James Loewen — now professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont — is championing the cause of critical thinking in the age of fake news.

He tells NPR, "I started out the new edition with the famous two photographs of the inaugural crowds of this guy named President Obama, his first inauguration, and this guy named President Trump, his first and maybe only inauguration. And you just look at those two photos and they're completely different. There's all kinds of grass and gaps that you see in the Trump photo. ... What that does, I hope, is signal to every reader of the book: Yes, there are such things as facts here. You can see with your own eyes."

The following conversation has been edited for clarity and length.

Can you take me back to the original inspiration for the book?

My first full-time teaching job was at a black college, Tougaloo College in Mississippi. I had 17 new students in my new second semester [freshman sociology] seminar and I didn't want to do all the talking the first day of class so I asked them, "OK, what is Reconstruction? What comes to your mind from that period?"

And what happened to me was an aha experience, although you might better consider it an oh-no experience: 16 out of my 17 students said, "Well, Reconstruction was the period right after the Civil War when blacks took over the government of the Southern states. But they were too soon out of slavery and so they screwed up and white folks had to take control again."

My little heart sank. I mean, there's at least three direct lies in that sentence.

Blacks never took over the government of the Southern states — all of the Southern states had white governors throughout the period. All but one had white legislative majorities.

Second, the Reconstruction governments did not screw up. Across the South without exception they built the best state constitutions that the Southern states have ever had. Mississippi in particular had better government during Reconstruction than at any later point in the 19th century.

A third lie would be, whites didn't take control. It was white supremacist Democrats — indeed, it was the original Ku Klux Klan.

So I thought to myself, "My gosh, what must it do to you to believe that the one time your group was center stage in American history, they screwed up?"

So you set out to write your own textbook, didn't you?

[Loewen, along with colleagues and students, co-wrote a new high school state history textbook called Mississippi: Conflict and Change. Despite high ratings from reviewers, the Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board rejected the book on the grounds that it was racially inflammatory. Loewen and his co-authors sued the board.]

The lawsuit had a "Perry Mason" moment — only your older listeners will understand what that is. Let's say it had a dramatic moment, and that came when John Turnipseed [of the Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board] was on the stand.

The assistant attorney general for the state of Mississippi asked why he had voted against our book. And he had us turn to [a] page where there's a photo of a lynching. Now, our textbook at that time was the only textbook in America that included a photo of a lynching. And ironically almost none do to this day.

Turnipseed is on the stand and he says: "Now, you know, some ninth graders, especially black male ninth graders, are pretty big, and I worried that teachers, especially white lady teachers, would have trouble controlling their classes with material like this in the book."

Wow.

The judge — who was an [older] white Mississippian, but a man of honor — took over the questioning, and he said, "But that happened, didn't it? Didn't Mississippi have more lynchings than any other state?" And Turnipseed said, and again I quote, "Well, yes, but that all happened so long ago. Why dwell on it now?" And the judge said, "Well, it is a history book."

The U.S. District Court found for Loewen and the textbook was adopted for several years.

That whole escapade proved to me that history can be a weapon. And that it had been used against my students. And that's what got me so interested in American history as a weapon.

The book is called Lies My Teacher Told Me — what's the biggest lie in the book?

Usually when I'm asked, "What's the biggest lie?" I put my hand out in front of me slanting upward and to the right. And what I mean by that is the overall theme of American history is we started out great and we've been getting better ever since kind of automatically. And the trouble with that is two things. First of all, it's not always true. ...

And the second part is what it does to the high school student. It says you don't need to protest; you don't need to write your congressman; you don't need to do any of the things that citizens do, because everything's getting better all the time.

So it encourages passivity.

Exactly.

And then the other part about it is the enormous textbooks. I mean, you talk about the way that they present history as being settled intellectually too.

It's so boring! If you think about it, the very first thing that happened in terms of American history is people came to the land that we now know as the United States. Now how did they get here?

Well, every single textbook that I looked at says that they came across the Bering Strait during an Ice Age. It turns out they might have. It also turns out they might not have. And what we should therefore do is let students in on the fact that we don't know, that there's a controversy here and invite them to go research it themselves. ...

And that would be fascinating. That would get them thinking like a historian right from the beginning of a U.S. history course.

I feel like there is a tension in what you're saying because we do want to debate and understand where there's genuine uncertainty in history, but how do students discriminate among various sources of information? Especially in the age of the Internet and thousands of pages on any subject.

Well, I think there's one key question to be asked of any source, and that is "Why do you find it credible?" Now, a KKK site on American history is perfectly credible if you're asking the question "What does the KKK believe about the Civil War?" OK. If, on the other hand, you're asking, "Why did the Southern states secede?" Maybe you don't want to cite a KKK site.

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Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the south, might seem like an awkward fit for the 45th annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) – but he says they have much in common.

Alec began its conference in New Orleans on Wednesday, bringing its usual agenda of pro-privatization, pro-fossil fuel and anti-union legislation in tow.

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Welcome to the NFL, Baker Mayfield.

And welcome back to the league, Andrew Luck.

While the opening preseason game for most teams carries little intrigue as players from the back end of the roster try to strut their stuff, several story lines will be worth following Thursday night.

Start in the New Jersey Meadowlands and in Seattle.

Top overall draft pick Mayfield will see some action against the Giants, who have their own prized rookie in second overall selection Saquon Barkley. The Browns might not be counting on too much from Mayfield early on as veteran Tyrod Taylor is Cleveland's starter, but New York expects a huge boost for its offense from the Penn State running back.

On the other coast, the Colts plan for their recently luckless quarterback to take some snaps against the Seahawks. Luck hurt the right shoulder in September 2015 against Tennessee, missed two games, then returned to make four more starts before sustaining a season-ending lacerated kidney. He played through shoulder pain in 2016, then had surgery that sidelined him for all of last season.

It's been roughly 600 days between starts for the Colts star.

Elsewhere on the first full night of preseason games, it's Carolina at Buffalo, Chicago at Cincinnati, New Orleans at Jacksonville, Tampa Bay at Miami, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore, Washington at New England, Tennessee at Green Bay, Houston at Kansas City, and Dallas at San Francisco.

What to look for Thursday night around the league:

BAKER AND BARKLEY

Brimming with optimism coming off a 0-16 season, Cleveland's plan is to have Mayfield sit and learn as a rookie behind Taylor, who will start at MetLife Stadium and play one or two series before giving way to Mayfield, who is expected to play two quarters.

"When you get the energy level up, you've got to be able to execute, so that's why I'm excited about Thursday as well," Mayfield said. "You get people hyped up, you actually get some contact in and you can focus in and do your job when there are distractions around."

New Giants coach Pat Shurmur, who led the Browns in 2011-12, hasn't indicated how much Barkley will play.

"I am hoping I am good to go for that game," Barkley said. "I am more than capable to playing now. I am just happy inside to play in my first NFL game. Hopefully I can maximize every rep."

LUCKY COLTS

Luck is expected to play most of the first quarter, likely one or two series playing in a revamped offense with an overhauled offensive line.

"I'll be excited and a little nervous," Luck said. "There were one or two moments where I wondered if, 'Am I ever going to be able to do this again?'"

Seattle is also revamped. The names Sherman, Avril, Bennett and Chancellor that used to don the backs of jerseys are no longer around. It'll be the first look at an overhauled defense where the big questions center on the secondary — star safety Earl Thomas is holding out — and what kind of pass rush can be generated.

VRABEL'S DEBUT

Mike Vrabel says he really hasn't spent much time thinking of any pregame speech in his debut as Titans coach.

"Never really got a great motivational speech as a professional athlete," Vrabel said. "Just had a job to do, was prepared, knew the game plan and went out and played."

Another man with Patriots ties, cornerback Malcolm Butler, plays his first game for Tennessee. He most memorably was benched on defense for the Super Bowl in February even as New England's secondary was torn apart by Philadelphia.

A season-ending knee injury to Packers inside linebacker Jake Ryan left a hole in the run defense. Third-round pick Oren Burks will get the first chance at replacing Ryan in the base defense.

FLORIDA MATCHUP

Miami's eyes will be on Ryan Tannehill, who like Luck sat out last season when injured. He'll make a brief appearance against Tampa Bay, which won't have top draftee DT Vita Vea (calf injury).

PENNSYLVANIA MATCHUP

Two teams with Super Bowl possibilities, though the regulars barely will get on the field.

Pittsburgh, of course, is without outstanding running back Le'Veon Bell, who is holding out. All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown and QB Ben Roethlisberger will sit.

With Carson Wentz still not cleared for contact and Nick Foles, the Super Bowl MVP, sidelined by muscle spasms in his shoulder and neck, third-year pro QB Nate Sudfeld starts.

CALIFORNIA MATCHUP

No, the Cowboys don't call California home. They do spend a few weeks there in the summer, and now they'll visit the 49ers.

Dallas is searching for leadership with tight end Jason Witten gone to ESPN and WR Dez Bryant cut.

San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo, 7-0 as a starter in his four-year career, will be taking his first snaps in a game since signing a five-year, $137.5 million contract. He's looked good during training camp.

POUNDING THE ROCK

New Orleans and Jacksonville expect to get a brief look at their revamped ground games.

Saints running back Terrance West is trying to prove he's the guy to fill in for Pro Bowl starter Mark Ingram, who will serve a four-game suspension to start the regular season.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette dropped more than 15 pounds since the start of last season and will have a retooled line with All-Pro left guard Andrew Norwell.

"I feel healthier," said Fournette, down to 223 pounds thanks partly to 50 push-ups a night. "I want to be great. That is my weight I felt best in college."

SECOND OUTING

Chicago already has played, using backups and losing the Hall of Fame game to Baltimore. This visit to Cincinnati, though, is the first chance to see Mitchell Trubisky operate the new offense of coach Matt Nagy in game conditions. The Trubisky to Allen Robinson connection started to show up more in practice this week.

Cincinnati overhauled its porous line, bringing in veteran tackles Cordy Glenn and Bobby Hart and drafting center Billy Price in the first round.

WATCH WHAT YOU SAY

Bills starting receiver Kelvin Benjamin will face his former team for the first time since asking the Panthers to trade him in October. Benjamin was reprimanded by coach Sean McDermott on Sunday for questioning why Carolina drafted him and criticizing Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's accuracy.

Newton will play about 10 snaps in his first action under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

MAHOMES' TURN

When Kansas City traded starting QB Alex Smith to Washington, the job was handed to 2017 first-rounder Patrick Mahomes. He'll get his first turn as the Chiefs' No. 1 quarterback against Houston.

"We are going to try to win. That is the first thing coach (Andy) Reid said when we were game planning for this week is he doesn't like losing," Mahomes said. "We're going to do whatever it takes."

PRACTICE, THEN PLAY

Joe Flacco makes his preseason debut for Baltimore after watching three other quarterbacks run the offense against Chicago. Flacco will likely be paired with a new flock of receivers that includes John Brown, Willie Snead, Michael Crabtree and first-round draft pick Hayden Hurst. The Rams will be playing their first preseason game following a pair of joint practices with the Ravens earlier this week.

WHO GETS THE BALL?

The Redskins' running back competition will be front and center at the Patriots. Second-round pick Derrius Guice will get an opportunity to show he can be No. 1, with third-down back Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley seeing action. The likes of Samaje Perine, Byron Marshall and Kapri Bibbs figure to compete for a roster spot.

New England WR Julian Edelman made several rounds of apologies when his four-game suspension was handed down by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers. He plans to use what's left of training camp to make sure his surgically repaired knee will be ready when he returns. Edelman missed the entire 2017 season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

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Part of what makes technologically enabled authoritarianism so complex is that the tools also have immense promise to serve customers and citizens well. They’re double-edged swords. Consider the surreal case of the California-based suspected serial killer apprehended after his relative voluntarily submitted DNA to an online ancestry database that matched material at the crime scene—or the accused Maryland newsroom shooter quickly identified by facial recognition. Or the lower-caste Indians who can now receive government benefits thanks to India’s national ID Aadhaar program, which relies on a database that has collected the iris scans and fingerprints of more than 1 billion Indians in a country where hundreds of millions previously lacked state identity cards. Or the Londoners kept safe by massive numbers of CCTV cameras. Or the predictive policing pilot launched in New Orleans with the pro-bono help of Palantir. Even in democracies with meaningful legal checks on state power, leveraging A.I. for policing often suffers from a lack of transparency, citizen input, and a serious risk of biased enforcement and overreach.

China and a few small, advanced, authoritarian states such as Singapore (which is soliciting Chinese bids to install 110,000 advanced facial recognition sensors on the small city-state’s lampposts) and the United Arab Emirates are at the forefront of the application of these technologies. But as China embarks on a trillion-dollar global infrastructure construction binge known as the Belt and Road Initiative, it is already exporting its own tech-enabled authoritarian toolkit to gain profit or goodwill with local authorities, or simply to extend the reach of its own surveillance.

What happens when these technologies migrate to bigger, more fractious societies? This won’t happen overnight—and the financial and logistical obstacles to broad implementation are significant. But there is every reason to think that in a decade or two, if not sooner, authoritarians and would-be strongmen in places like Turkey, Hungary, Egypt, or Rwanda will seek these tools and use them to thwart civil society and crush dissent in ways that weaken democracy globally.

Already there are reports that Zimbabwe, for example, is turning to Chinese firms to implement nationwide facial-recognition and surveillance programs, wrapped into China’s infrastructure investments and a larger set of security agreements as well, including for policing online communication. The acquisition of black African faces will help China’s tech sector improve its overall data set.

Malaysia, too, announced new partnerships this spring with China to equip police with wearable facial-recognition cameras. There are quiet reports of Arab Gulf countries turning to China not just for the drone technologies America has denied but also for the authoritarian suite of surveillance, recognition, and data tools perfected in China’s provinces. In a recent article on Egypt’s military-led efforts to build a new capital city beyond Cairo’s chaos and revolutionary squares, a retired general acting as project spokesman declared, “a smart city means a safe city, with cameras and sensors everywhere. There will be a command center to control the entire city.” Who is financing construction? China.

While many governments are making attempts to secure this information, there have been several alarming stories of data leaks. Moreover, these national identifiers create an unprecedented opportunity for state surveillance at scale. What about collecting biometric information in nondemocratic regimes? In 2016, the personal details of nearly 50 million people in Turkey were leaked.

Now is the time for those invested in individual freedom—in government, in civil society, and in the tech sector—to be thinking about the challenges ahead.

This starts with basic transparency and awareness at home, in international fora, and ultimately inside nations deciding how and whether to adopt the tools of algorithmic authoritarianism. Diplomats, CEOs, activists, and others will need to use their various bully pulpits to reach members of the public. Oversight bodies like the U.S. Congress and European Parliament should convene hearings to hold tech companies and government agencies accountable for their role in exporting elements of the authoritarian toolkit in search of profits or market share. Forging reasonable, balanced approaches to these new technologies at home will be a crucial aspect of pushing other states to do the same. As a recent blog post from Microsoft’s President Brad Smith essentially calling for intensive study and regulation of this space makes clear, now is the time to bridge the tech-policy divide to find feasible, ethical solutions.

Reaching beyond established democracies to set international norms and standards will be difficult, but it is essential to try. An international body, be it the European Union or United Nations, will need to put forward a set of best practices for protecting individual rights in an era of facial recognition. Companies and countries alike can group together to commit to protecting citizens by placing limits on facial recognition, offering the right in some instances to opt out of sharing biologically identifiable information, as Indians fought for and won, or protecting identifying data on the back end.

China and other determined authoritarian states may prove undeterrable in their zeal to adopt repressive technologies. A more realistic goal, as Georgetown University scholar Nicholas Wright has argued, is to sway countries on the fence by pointing out the reputational costs of repression and supporting those who are advocating for civil liberties in this domain within their own countries. Democracy promoters (which we hope will one day again include the White House) will also want to recognize the coming changes to the authoritarian public sphere. They can start now in helping vulnerable populations and civil society to gain greater technological literacy to advocate for their rights in new domains. It is not too early for governments and civil society groups alike to study what technological and tactical countermeasures exist to circumvent and disrupt new authoritarian tools.

Everyone will have to approach these developments with the humbling recognition that Silicon Valley is not the only game in town. Regardless of what happens stateside or in Europe, China will have formidable and growing indigenous capabilities to export to the rest of the world.

Seven years ago, techno-optimists expressed hope that a wave of new digital tools for social networking and self-expression could help young people in the Middle East and elsewhere to find their voices. Today, a new wave of Chinese-led technological advances threatens to blossom into what we consider an “Arab spring in reverse”—in which the next digital wave shifts the pendulum back, enabling state domination and repression at a staggering scale and algorithmic effectiveness.

Americans are absolutely right to be urgently focused on countering Russian weaponized hacking and leaking as its primary beneficiary sits in the Oval Office. But we also need to be more proactive in countering the tools of algorithmic authoritarianism that will shape the worldwide future of individual freedom.


          New bishop on the McCarrick scandal: ‘It is almost unbearable. This cannot continue.’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I had the privilege of breaking bread with Jefferson City’s Bishop Shawn McKnight during our visit to New Orleans last month; he’s a great friend of deacons and loves the vocation. So I was heartened and moved to read this column tonight—a cri de coeur from a young bishop who has just been on the […]
          Shalita Grant marries Sabrina Skau in San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shalita Grant, who played Sonja Percy on "NCIS: New Orleans," tied the knot with Sabrina Skau at an intimate wedding in San Francisco.
          NFL – Cade un tabù… maschile: il football avrà anche gli uomini fra le cheerleader      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cheerleader Uomini NFL

Lo sport americano abbatte un altro tabù di genere: le franchigie NFL potranno dotarsi di cheerleader maschi In America la lotta all’uguaglianza sociale e alla parità di diritti passa anche dal mondo dello sport. L’NFL ad esempio, ha fatto cadere un importante tabù di genere, riguardante gli uomini: le franchigie del football americano potranno avere anche cheerleader maschi! I Los Angeles Rams e i New Orleans Saints avranno nel loro corpo di ballo degli uomini. I ragazzi scelti sono Napoleon Jinnies e Quinton Peron per L.A., Jesse Hernandez invece per NOLA. Fin dalla loro introduzione nel 1954, le cheerleader sono stata esclusivamente donne. Da semplice fonte di intrattenimento, sono diventate un elemento imprescindibile per 26 delle 32 attuali franchigie che possiedono una propria squadra di cheerleader. La loro funzione è sempre stata quella di intrattenere il pubblico prima delle partite e durante gli intervalli, e consolare, grazie alla loro bellezza, gli spettatori tristi a causa del punteggio. Da oggi dunque anche le donne potranno ‘consolarsi’ ammirando qualche piroetta tutta al maschile.

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          NFL's first male cheerleaders to debut      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will become the first teams to have male cheerleaders on the sidelines in 2018.
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Two people familiar with the situation said center Jahlil Okafor agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. He appeared in only two games with Philadelphia this past season before being traded to Brooklyn, where he averaged 6.4...
          Maurepas construction company goes viral with Bahamas style pool      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW ORLEANS — #NEED! #WANT! Zydeco Construction out of Maurepas is enjoying viral success thanks to their luxurious swimming pools. The company specializes in creating man-made beaches in residential backyards. The blue “swimming ponds” surrounded by sand look like they belong in the Bahamas! You’ll be the envy of every house on the block! The best part? Prices start around $20K. Not far off from the national average cost to build a standard-size in-ground pool which is typically $22K. They have been […]
          The NOPSI Hotel is a paw-some summer spot for you and your pup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW ORLEANS — How do you make a luxury hotel feel like home? Dogs! 🐶 Located at 317 Baronne Street in New Orleans,  the NOPSI Hotel gave new life to an abandoned 1920’s building that had been boarded up for over 30 years, just one year ago. Now it’s like stepping in to an affluent time machine and for all of the glitz and glam that they offer you, Fido is a VIP too. Very Important Pup! We sat down with General […]
          EPISODE186-New Orleans, Do You know what it means      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Explore the sounds and performers and songs that made New Orleans the birthplace of rock n roll music.
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More classic cuts from the elite of New Orleans Rock n Roll From Fats Domino to Little Richard
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Old Time Rock n Roll presents a salute to New Orleans, After being pummeled by another storm 7 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina devastated the area ,Lee salutes the myriad of musical talents that called New Orleans home , that made Rock n Roll a force in 1950's and 1960's music.
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By Collin EatonNEW ORLEANS, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about...
          Saints running back Alvin Kamara has extremely hilarious takes about the Eagles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Orleans Saints couldn't be stopped last season. Except they were stopped.
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Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba gave a speech at Netroots Nation 2018 in New Orleans last week that freaked out Laura Ingraham.





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          Legion Baseball regionals: Day 1 recap      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Day 1 is over for the 2018 American Legion Baseball regionals. While half the teams moved on to the winners’ bracket, the other half cannot afford to lose again in the double elimination event.

For brackets, schedules and live stats click here. To follow the action on the American Legion Baseball app, click here.

Region 6 features live streaming, which can be found here. Select Region 8 games are being live streamed here.

Here is a recap of the eight regionals from Day 1:

Region 1: Northeast – Shrewsbury, Mass.

The first region to kick off the regionals featured a host of good pitching. Essex, Vt., Post 91 took home a 4-1 win over Southington, Conn., Post 72 behind Maverick King's stellar performance, going the distance with nine strikeouts and without allowing just one earned run. Portland, Maine, had three pitchers combine for a shutout in a 1-0 win over Cumberland, R.I., in the late morning game. Braintree, Mass., Post 86 finished the day with a 7-2 win over Ellington, Conn., Post 62. The Northeast region could only complete three games Wednesday due to weather, so there will be five games in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Thursday.

Region 2: Mid-Atlantic – Purcellville, Va.

After Broad Street Park, N.J., Post 313 took a 7-3 win in the opener, the Mid-Atlantic region finished with three straight one-run games with Wilmington, Del., Post 1 winning 1-0, on a walk-off error. A Cooper Rosner single gave Vienna, Va., Post 180 another walk-off in the third game, winning 7-6. In the nightcap, the hosts, Leesburg, Va., Post 34 fell 5-4, to Severna Park, Md., Post 175. Each of the first five hitters in the Maryland lineup scored a run in the nail-biter.

Region 3: Southeast – Asheboro, N.C.

Rain shortened opening day for Region 3, forcing scheduling changes to Thursday. However, the Asheboro regional did complete three games. Lyon Co., Ky., Post 68 scored in five innings to take home an 11-1 win in the opener. Troy, Ala., Post 70 followed with a 7-4 win in the middle contest. The region’s final contest pitted Tallahassee, Fla., Post 13 and Wilmington, N.C., Post 10. In a game with just six hits total, Brad Lord out-dueled Price King to give Florida the victory.

Region 4: Mid-South – New Orleans

Region 4 had two shutouts with Tupelo, Miss., Post 49 posting a 7-0 victory in the morning contest and Gonzales, La., Post 81 taking home a 2-0 victory in the third game of the day. Coleton Ausbern and Twain Guice were the starters for the two teams, respectively, but both got help from the bullpen to finish off the game. Tupelo’s Jeremiah Hill ended up a triple shy of the cycle. Bryant, Ark., Post 298, which reached the 2017 American Legion World Series, used four pitchers to piece together an 8-3 win. Logan Chambers and Logan Catton combined for five runs at the top of the Bryant lineup. In the night game, Jefferson City, Mo., Post 5 allowed the host New Orleans Post 285 to equalize in the fourth inning, but immediately responded in the bottom half of the frame to take a 2-1 victory.

Region 5: Great Lakes – Napoleon, Ohio

It was a tough start for the home state as both Circleville Post 130 and the hosts Napoleon Post 300 fell on opening day to Sheboygan, Wis., Post 83, and Danville, Ill., Post 210, respectively. In the morning half of the slate, Midland, Mich., Post 165 capitalized on a Garrett Willis three-hit shutout to top Eau Claire, Wis., Post 53. Terre Haute, Ind., Post 346 bested Mt. Prospect, Ill., Post 525, 5-1, in the region’s other contest.

Region 6: Central Plains – Dickinson, N.D.

American Legion Baseball is testing regional live streaming at Region 6, and the North Dakota-based regional provided entertaining contests for the internet audience. Easton Young started the day off for Millard West, Neb., Post 374 by pitching a two-hit shutout over Wayzata, Minn., Post 118 in a 1-0 contest. Following a Dubuque, Co., Post 137 win over Rapid City, S.D., Post 22, the fans were treated to a great contest in the early afternoon. West Fargo, N.D., Post 308 scored three runs in their last at-bat to overcome a deficit and walk off New Brighton, Minn., Post 513, 6-5. You can see the winning hit by clicking here. In the nightcap, Omaha, Neb., Post 1- Burke H.S., dispatched of the hosts, Dickinson, N.D., Post 3, behind a strong offensive effort.

Region 7: Northwest – Missoula, Mont.

Yakima Valley, Wash., Post 36 rallied for three in the top of the seventh with consecutive hits from Carson Vick and Anthony Tatro bringing in the tying and go-ahead runs to defeat Medford, Ore., Post 15, 4-3. Not to be outdone, the second game was equally riveting with Alex Nielbeck stealing second to allow Charlie Tentinger to bring him home as Meridian, Idaho, Post 113 capped a four-run rally to walk off winners against Juneau, Alaska. Five runs from Waipahu, Hawaii, in the bottom of the sixth weren't enough to catch Billings, Mont., Post 4, as Billings won 11-8. Jarret Leinwand and Sam Evenson both homered for Billings. Capping off the evening, the hosts Missoula Post 27 fell, 5-3, to Cheyenne, Wyo., Post 6.

Region 8: Western – Denver

League City, Texas, Post 554 closed strongly with four runs in the final three innings to earn a 6-2 win in the opener. In the second game, Las Vegas Post 40 rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-2 win over Petaluma, Calif. A four-run first inning was enough for Fort Collins, Colo., Post 1879 in a 5-3 win over Tuscon, Ariz. In the evening contest, the hosts Greeley, Colo., earned a 2-0 shutout victory behind Connery O'Donnell on the mound hurling 6 1/3 shutout innings before Colton Wilder closed it out.

 

Select games are streaming live on https://www.rad247sports.com.


          (USA-LA-NEW ORLEANS) Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Automotive Service Technician - GI Bill approved Registered Apprenticeship      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Automotive Service Technician - GI Bill approved Registered Apprenticeship Job Code:NEW ORLEANS544 CityNEW ORLEANS StateLouisiana Job Responsibilities: The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Technician Training and Development Program is an advanced 16-week Technician training program that provides the opportunity to learn extensive Mercedes-Benz product knowledge, customer service best practices and career preparation. All instruction is to ensure placement with a dealer, post program graduation. This program is a Registered Apprenticeship through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). U.S. MilitaryVeteran candidates may choose to use one year of their GI Bill ® benefits, forthe MB DRIVE curriculum and the on-the-job OJT. You will learn: • Introduction to Mercedes-Benz • Diagnostic Strategies • Engine Management Systems • Brakes and Traction • Suspension Systems • Service and Maintenance • Climate Control • Telematics • E-Mobility • Disassembly • Intermediate Electrical • Career Development • Strategies for Success MB DRIVE’s blended learning approach consists of 90% hands-on workshop instruction and 10%traditional classroom lecture. To meet the needs of in-demand automotive technician skills, the program is designed to provide hands-on experience with Mercedes-Benz Workshop Information Systems, brand equipment, parts and vehicles. Upon successful completion of this 4 months school curriculum and 6 months of on-the-job dealership experience, you will earn the title Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician. The Mercedes-Benz Technician core job description: (After 16 weeks of instruction and formal training & Dealership OJT): + Works as a team member to support Service Department operations. + Documents work orders to include: full description of repairs requested, completed and parts required. + Informs Supervisor/Adviser of unexpected delays of completion. + Ensures all work is completed to manufacturer standards. + Test drive vehicles and Interprets MB and related diagnostic equipment. + Conducts routine service and preventive maintenance on all types of vehicles. + Completed vehicle check lists and identifies areas of concern. + Completes new vehicle preparations. + Removes and installs vehicle components. In accordance with MB standards. + Keep work areas clean and in accordance with standards of safety and the disposal of waste. + Ensure uniforms and PPE are worn correctly, at all required times. + Continues education as a MB Systems Technician. Job Qualifications: Qualifications, Experience and Capability Requirements: + For non-Veteran candidates: + Graduate from an accredited Automotive Vocational Program, with a minimum of one year duration. Candidate must provide proof of the successful completion of one year or more. Transcripts are required + For Veteran candidates: + An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge. + Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics or other parallel technical specialized skills. Must be able to provide a DD214, for proof of technical training and job designation. + Completion of at least three years working in the specific technical field of study at the unit, organizational, ship, base, installation or direct support maintenance level (and maintained a high level of experience within the past 3 years). + For all candidates: + Valid driver's license and a clear driving record. + Ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements (drug screening, background investigation, credit score and a Motor Vehicle record report). + Be able to provide a minimum of three good work/school references, with current contact information to include relationship, phone number and email addresses. + Must be able to: + Operate power and hand tools and other types of machinery safely. + Drive a manual transmission (for road tests). + Read and comprehend technical instruction. + Lift up to a 78 pound tire and wheel assembly, unassisted and operate hoist and test equipment. + Sit, bend, stoop and/or stand for extended periods (up to 8 hours or more on a concrete floor) kneel, crawl, bend, reach, push, pull and maneuver in a shop environment safely and as needed. + Must be able to work in an environment that may have exposure to: Petroleum products, dust, hot or cold temperatures, loud noises, strong odors (exhaust fumes) and assorted other distractors. + Manual dexterity in both hands and the ability to manipulate small objects. + Good communication skills and the ability to work with the public. + During initial interview and screening process, must be willing to complete mandated online training, as assigned. + Must be willing to accept a minimum 12 month employment obligation upon hiring. + For additional information Contact: Ken Ware Technical Recruiter Automotive Programs CALIBRE 571.403.3223 Ken.Ware@calibresys.com APPLY Online www.mbusatechs.com Other Job Information (if applicable):
          (USA-LA-New Orleans) DEPLOYMENT READINESS COORDINATOR NF4*      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary *****NOTE: This position is physically located at ****23rd Marines Regiment**** in ****San Bruno, CA**** and is a full-time permanent***** Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps. This position is located at SAN BRUNO, CA. Candidates selected for this position will serve as the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (Region 1) for 23rd Marines Regiment. PLEASE NOTE - If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement). Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service. Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment. Undergo a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Oversees the primarily assigned Commander’s Unit, Personal Family Readiness Program (UPFRP), builds unit and Inspector/Instructor relationships, maintains personal contact, assists, and supports all UPFRP Command Teams within designated region. Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the UPFRP and supports its mission to aid individual Marines in their responsibility to attain and maintain personal and family readiness by providing command outreach and assistance. Support to families shall encompass Marines, spouses, children, and designated parents/extended family members of Marines including those serving in remote areas. Provides UPFRP support to commands within the region that do not fall within the purview of the primarily assigned command. Support to commanders outside of the primarily assigned command includes providing resource information, solicited guidance and deployment support as requested. Deployment support may require travel to requesting unit. Supports Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) in the coordination of Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) events. Proactively works with commanders, units, MARFORRES DRCs, URCs, other appropriate command UPFRP representative, MARFORRES Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) and MARFORRES MCFTB to successfully execute UPFRP training. Works with the command to identify training needs for Marines and their family members. Plans, coordinates and executes administrative and logistical requirements, in partnership with the Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) staff for UPFRP events and trainings such as pre-, during and post-deployment training. Delivers briefs and presentations as directed by the Commander. MARFORRES DRCs, URCs, and other command UPFRP representatives are not authorized to conduct UPFRP training. All UPFRP training requests shall be coordinated, but not necessarily delivered, through MARFORRES MCFTB regardless of the unit’s location. Develops and implements UPFRP communication plan of action and conducts proactive outreach, rapport development and multi-faceted communication efforts to facilitate meaningful two-way communication between the command and its Marines and families. Prepares and distributes official communication to Marines and designated family members utilizing the Organization Communication System (OCS). ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential NA ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Open to All Sources Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program #### Similar jobs * Inspectors * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * See Duties and Qualifications **EVALUATIONS:** ### Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field appropriate to the work of position and three years of related military family life experience; OR an appropriate combination of education and experience which demonstrates a high degree of interpersonal communication and analytical skills to adapt and respond to diverse situations unique to the military lifestyle; OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above. Clear understanding of the UPFRP’s intent with demonstrated knowledge of philosophies, policies and procedures governing the program. Demonstrated skill to serve as a representative to provide command family readiness outreach, support, and assistance to the Command’s military personnel and their families, exercise sound judgment and initiative in carrying out responsibilities. Ability to resolve situations as they arise, work with wide latitude for independent action to ensure overall program effectiveness, provide sound recommendations, and effectively use resources. Must possess and demonstrate sound communication skills (oral and written), presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and social poise. Must possess coalition building skills and sufficient experience to effectively support families in crisis. Ability to use discretion to refer service and family members to resources when appropriate. Must be detail-oriented, organized and adaptable. Eager learner and positive attitude essential. Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to establish realistic long and short-term goals and objectives, set achievable deadlines and react quickly to changing priorities. Must possess strong customer service skills and be able to tactfully communicate with all levels of the military and civilian community. Must have ability to work both independently and within a dynamic team. Must have ability to gather, assemble and analyze complex organizational information, draw conclusions and devise solutions to problem areas. Must have the skill to successfully manage the work of volunteers. Operating knowledge of Microsoft Office software suites, web based applications, and creating, maintaining, and manipulating databases. Must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule to include weekend and nighttime hours. Must be able to travel in order to support the UPFRP as directed by the Commander. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required. Must be able to obtain and retain a Secret clearance as required (based on location). ### Education ### Additional information **GENERAL INFORMATION:** Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp. As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made. Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS. **Required Documents:** *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable. *If prior military, DD214 Member Copy This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card. **INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.** **ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.** Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official. Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION" #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 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Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers Please attach your resume/cover letter to your online application **as a Microsoft WORD or PDF attachment ONLY!**Please do **NOT** cut and paste your resume into the application itself under the "Resume Text" field. ALL resumes/applications emailed or mailed will **not** be considered for this vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted **online by 11:59 PM (EST)** on the closing date of the announcement. **Note:** To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status. 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* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps. This position is located at Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES). Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Family Readiness Trainer for MCCS - Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) in New Orleans. **PLEASE NOTE - If selected, you must meet the following conditions:** Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement). 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Assist with information and referral support for family readiness issues. Coordinate and deliver training on Readiness and Deployment Support to include pre-deployment, mid-deployment, return and reunion, and post-deployment, as required, using standardized templates provided by HQMC, MCFTB. Develop and deliver training to supplement the HQMC templates regarding local resource information in support of the Information, Resource and Referral service function of the members of the unit Family Readiness Command Team. Assists with information and referral support for family readiness issues of assigned units. Maintain professional knowledge of curriculum development and materials for appropriate audiences. Facilitate marketing of course offerings to achieve maximum attendance/participation. 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Such functions include teaching, facilitating educationally-based groups or programs (where no clinical interpretation of behavioral health is made), administrative functions, or providing generally available information to groups or individuals. Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; ability to develop quality training; ability to maintain effective communication and working relationships with all levels of employees and command, both inside and outside the organization; knowledge of military structure and protocol; ability to exercise initiative in resolving problems, rendering decisions, and carrying out revisions to plans; ability to work effectively with others, to supervise, to facilitate, to run meetings, and to take charge and direct an event when necessary; knowledge of community resources for Marines and their families; ability to analyze data and present logical conclusions and recommendations; ability to utilize all Microsoft applications. 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The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp. As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made. Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS. **Required Documents:** *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable. *If prior military, DD214 Member Copy This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card. **INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.** **ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.** Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official. 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Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507334500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/23/2018 *Salary:* $39,000 to $48,000 per year *Pay scale & grade:* NF 04 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
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          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American History, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, which saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
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Alvin Kamara has no reason to lack confidence heading into his second NFL season, and it is clear that he does not. The New Orleans Saints running back is excited about his team’s potential in 2018 — especially since he believes they would have dominated the Super Bowl champions had they been given a chance to face them.Kamara spoke at length with Master Tesfatsion for a Bleacher Report feature that was released on Wednesday, and he spent some time discussing the Saints’ heartbreaking loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs last season.“It’s a certain point where you f—ing just do everything could do, and s— still don’t go your way,” Kamara said of New Orleans erasing a 17-point deficit before losing on a miraculous play. “That’s how I felt about that game. I felt like we did everything. We came all the way back, and then s— just happened like that. That’s like some one-in-a-million-type s—.“I couldn’t even be mad. I was mad, of course, but it was like how does that even f–ing happen? That’s not even re
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          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Anya Kamenetz | NPR

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American History, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration.

The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, which saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness.

The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2 million copies since it was first published in 1995. In a new edition out this summer, James Loewen — now professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont — is championing the cause of critical thinking in the age of fake news.

He tells NPR, "I started out the new edition with the famous two photographs of the inaugural crowds of this guy named President Obama, his first inauguration, and this guy named President Trump, his first and maybe only inauguration. And you just look at those two photos and they're completely different. There's all kinds of grass and gaps that you see in the Trump photo. ... What that does, I hope, is signal to every reader of the book: Yes, there are such things as facts here. You can see with your own eyes."

The following conversation has been edited for clarity and length.

Can you take me back to the original inspiration for the book?

My first full-time teaching job was at a black college, Tougaloo College in Mississippi. I had 17 new students in my new second semester [freshman sociology] seminar and I didn't want to do all the talking the first day of class so I asked them, "OK, what is Reconstruction? What comes to your mind from that period?"

And what happened to me was an aha experience, although you might better consider it an oh-no experience: 16 out of my 17 students said, "Well, Reconstruction was the period right after the Civil War when blacks took over the government of the Southern states. But they were too soon out of slavery and so they screwed up and white folks had to take control again."

My little heart sank. I mean, there's at least three direct lies in that sentence.

Blacks never took over the government of the Southern states — all of the Southern states had white governors throughout the period. All but one had white legislative majorities.

Second, the Reconstruction governments did not screw up. Across the South without exception they built the best state constitutions that the Southern states have ever had. Mississippi in particular had better government during Reconstruction than at any later point in the 19th century.

A third lie would be, whites didn't take control. It was white supremacist Democrats — indeed, it was the original Ku Klux Klan.

So I thought to myself, "My gosh, what must it do to you to believe that the one time your group was center stage in American history, they screwed up?"

So you set out to write your own textbook, didn't you?

[Loewen, along with colleagues and students, co-wrote a new high school state history textbook called Mississippi: Conflict and Change. Despite high ratings from reviewers, the Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board rejected the book on the grounds that it was racially inflammatory. Loewen and his co-authors sued the board.]

The lawsuit had a "Perry Mason" moment — only your older listeners will understand what that is. Let's say it had a dramatic moment, and that came when John Turnipseed [of the Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board] was on the stand.

The assistant attorney general for the state of Mississippi asked why he had voted against our book. And he had us turn to [a] page where there's a photo of a lynching. Now, our textbook at that time was the only textbook in America that included a photo of a lynching. And ironically almost none do to this day.

Turnipseed is on the stand and he says: "Now, you know, some ninth graders, especially black male ninth graders, are pretty big, and I worried that teachers, especially white lady teachers, would have trouble controlling their classes with material like this in the book."

Wow.

The judge — who was an [older] white Mississippian, but a man of honor — took over the questioning, and he said, "But that happened, didn't it? Didn't Mississippi have more lynchings than any other state?" And Turnipseed said, and again I quote, "Well, yes, but that all happened so long ago. Why dwell on it now?" And the judge said, "Well, it is a history book."

The U.S. District Court found for Loewen and the textbook was adopted for several years.

That whole escapade proved to me that history can be a weapon. And that it had been used against my students. And that's what got me so interested in American history as a weapon.

The book is called Lies My Teacher Told Me — what's the biggest lie in the book?

Usually when I'm asked, "What's the biggest lie?" I put my hand out in front of me slanting upward and to the right. And what I mean by that is the overall theme of American history is we started out great and we've been getting better ever since kind of automatically. And the trouble with that is two things. First of all, it's not always true. ...

And the second part is what it does to the high school student. It says you don't need to protest; you don't need to write your congressman; you don't need to do any of the things that citizens do, because everything's getting better all the time.

So it encourages passivity.

Exactly.

And then the other part about it is the enormous textbooks. I mean, you talk about the way that they present history as being settled intellectually too.

It's so boring! If you think about it, the very first thing that happened in terms of American history is people came to the land that we now know as the United States. Now how did they get here?

Well, every single textbook that I looked at says that they came across the Bering Strait during an Ice Age. It turns out they might have. It also turns out they might not have. And what we should therefore do is let students in on the fact that we don't know, that there's a controversy here and invite them to go research it themselves. ...

And that would be fascinating. That would get them thinking like a historian right from the beginning of a U.S. history course.

I feel like there is a tension in what you're saying because we do want to debate and understand where there's genuine uncertainty in history, but how do students discriminate among various sources of information? Especially in the age of the Internet and thousands of pages on any subject.

Well, I think there's one key question to be asked of any source, and that is "Why do you find it credible?" Now, a KKK site on American history is perfectly credible if you're asking the question "What does the KKK believe about the Civil War?" OK. If, on the other hand, you're asking, "Why did the Southern states secede?" Maybe you don't want to cite a KKK site.

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          'NCIS: New Orleans' alum Shalita Grant marries      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Former NCIS: New Orleans star Shalita Grant is a married woman.
          'NCIS: New Orleans' alum Shalita Grant marries Sabrina Skau      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
'NCIS: New Orleans' alum Shalita Grant marries Sabrina Skau. Former "NCIS: New Orleans" star Shalita Grant is a married woman.
          RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of RLJ Entertainment, Inc.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NasdaqCM: RLJE) ("RLJ") to AMC Networks Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMCX). Under ...


          Comment on Florida State, LSU reportedly schedule future neutral-site series by alongthegulf      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Neutral sites! New Orleans is a stone throw from the LSU campus and Orlando has been fertile ground for recruiting at Florida State.
          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
          8/9/2018: SPORTS: Okafor signs two-year deal with New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Free agent centre Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia made six-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last...
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          8/9/2018: SPORTS: Okafor signs two-year deal with NEW Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Free agent centre Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia made six-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last...
          Best of Food 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bagel Los Bagels 403 Second St., Eureka; 442-8525 1061 I St., Arcata; 822-3150 losbagels.com Second Place: Frankie’s NY Bagels Third Place: Josh Fox Bread Bakery Cafe Brio 1309 11th St., Arcata; 822-0791 briobaking.com Second Place: Ramone’s Bakery & Cafe Third Place: Cherry Blossom Bakery Barbecue Porter Street BBQ 605 Broadway, Eureka; 443-1700 Second Place: Sammy’s BBQ & Catering Third Place: Shamus T Bones Breakfast Renata’s Creperie 1030 G St., Arcata; 825-8783 Second Place: T’s Cafe North Third Place: The Chalet House of Omelettes Breakfast Sandwich McIntosh Farm Country Store 1264 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata; 822-0487 mcintoshfarm.com Second Place: The Big Blue Cafe Third Place: Eureka Natural Foods Buffet Tandoori Bites Indian Cuisine 1735 Fourth St, Eureka; 443-2080 eatstreet.com/tandoori-bites/indiancuisine Second Place: Oriental Buffet Third Place: Alice’s Restaurant Burger Surfside Burger Shack 445 Fifth St., Eureka; 268-1295 Second Place: Stars Hamburgers Third Place: Sixth and E Neighborhood Eatery Burrito Speedy Taco Truck 1223 Broadway, Eureka; 442-1626 Second Place: Raliberto’s Taco Shop Third Place: La Chiquita Catering Company Brett Shuler Fine Catering 822-4221 brettshulerfinecatering.com Second Place: Citrine Catering Third Place: Moonlight Catering Chinese Restaurant Annie’s Cambodian Cuisine 1917 Fifth St., Eureka; 442-1556 Second Place: Szechuan Garden Third Place: Hunan Village Chips & Salsa Oaxaca Grill 508 Henderson St., Eureka; 445-9702 Second Place: Tuyas Third Place: La Patria Mariscos and Grill Deli Eureka Natural Foods 1450 Broadway, Eureka; 442-6325 2165 Central Ave., McKinleyville; 839-3636 eurekanaturalfoods.com Second Place: Wildberries Marketplace Third Place: Murphy’s Market Doughnut Don’s Donuts Pizza & Deli 933 H St., Arcata; 822-6465 Second Place: Happy Donuts Third Place: Donut Mill Eats in SoHum Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro 773 Redwood Drive, Garberville; 923-7007 garbervillebistro.com Second Place: The Lost Frenchman Third Place: Gyppo Ale Mill Fish & Chips Gallagher’s Irish Pub 139 Second St, Eureka; 442-1177 gallaghers-irishpub.com Second Place: LoCo Fish Co. Third Place: Jack’s Seafood Food Truck Speedy Taco Truck 1223 Broadway, Eureka; 442-1626 Second Place: Simmer Down Caribbean Cafe Third Place: Roman’s Kitchen French Fries Surfside Burger Shack 445 Fifth St., Eureka; 268-1295 Second Place: Sixth and E Neighborhood Eatery Third Place: Arcata Pizza & Deli Grilled Cheese Queso Kings Grilled Cheese Bar 252 Loleta Dive, Loleta; 733-5470 quesokings.com Second Place: Surfside Burger Shack Third Place: Old Town Coffee & Chocolates Grocery Store North Coast Co-op 25 Fourth St., Eureka; 443-6027 811 I St, Arcata; 822-5947 northcoast.coop Second Place: Eureka Natural Foods Third Place: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Hot Dog Surfside Burger…
          Report: Florida State, LSU to play New Orleans-Orlando neutral-site series      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Florida State Seminoles and the LSU Tigers will play a neutral-site football series in New Orleans and Orlando, according to a report by Brett McMurphy.

The post Report: Florida State, LSU to play New Orleans-Orlando neutral-site series appeared first on FBSchedules.com.


          "Zeuge des Spiels": In den Sümpfen der Seele      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Carnival season begins in New Orleans

Was für ein großartiges Genre der Thriller sein kann, zeigt "Zeuge des Spiels" von den niederländischen Brüdern Daan und Thomas Heerma van Voss mit psychologischer Subtilität und Suspense.


          19:00 Jacksonville Jaguars – New Orleans Saints      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
          Unconfirmed as of now, but report has LSU-Fla. St. playing in 2022, '23 at neutral sites      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Tigers and Seminoles will reportedly play in 2022 in New Orleans and in 2023 in Orlando, but LSU official calls that unconfirmed
      

           New Orleans Saints 2018 Preseason Schedule       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Check out who the Saints will be playing in their 4 preseason games this season.
          NBA Schedule Released: Here Are All The Best Opening Week and Christmas Day Games       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JUNE 3: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defends Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 3, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA season is right around the corner. The league released the schedule for the nationally televised games for opening week, Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Wednesday, and the matchups feature a number of top players, including LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook.

Over the first six days of the NBA’s opening week, 15 different teams will play games aired on TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV. The first game of the 2018-19 season will feature the Boston Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76ers (Oct. 16, 8 p.m. on TNT), two teams that are expecting to battle at the top of the Eastern Conference this season. In the second game of the night, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors will be hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder, putting former teammates Kevin Durant and Westbrook against each other.

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The opening week of doubleheaders continues Wednesday, Oct. 17 on ESPN with the Houston Rockets hosting the New Orleans Pelicans, putting the reigning MVP Harden against one of the NBA’s best in Anthony Davis. The second game will feature some young stars as the Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks, marking the debuts of No.1-pick Deandre Ayton and No.3-pick, Luka Doncic.

Christmas Day will have five games across ESPN and ABC, while MLK Day has three games, including James facing off against Curry and the Warriors.

Here’s the full schedule:

2018-19 Opening Week

Tuesday, Oct. 16

  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 8:00 p.m. TNT
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 10:30 p.m. TNT

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets 8:00 p.m. ESPN
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8:00 p.m. TNT
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 10:30 p.m. TNT

Friday, Oct. 19

  • Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors 8:00 p.m. ESPN
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers 9:00 p.m. NBA TV

Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2018)

  • Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks 12:00 p.m. ESPN
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets 3:00 p.m. ABC
  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 5:30 p.m. ABC
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 8:00 p.m. ESPN/ABC
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21, 2019)

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies 5:30 p.m. TNT
  • Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8:00 p.m. TNT
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m. TNT
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          At 'America First Energy Conference', solar power is dumb, climate change is fake      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW ORLEANS - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply “dumb”. These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy Conference in New Orleans this week, hosted by some of the country’s most vocal climate change doubters - and attended by a handful of Trump administration officials. The day-long conference reflected the political rise of global warming skeptics in Donald Trump’s America that is occurring despite mounting scientific evidence – including...
          Authorities looking for New Orleans murder suspect after magistrate ordered premature release      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DA called Magistrate Commissioner Jonathan Friedman's decision to free murder suspect "illegal." Reported by nola.com 21 minutes ago.
          From Hurricane Katrina Victim to Presidential Awardee: A SUNO Professor's Award-Winning Mentoring Efforts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Newswise imageUndergraduate students of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) biology professor Murty Kambhampati come to Brookhaven Lab during the summer to conduct research in natural resource management.
          (USA-LA-New Orleans) Generator Field Technician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Description * Perform repairs and services on all makes and models of generator sets. * Inspections, repairs, services and start-up load bank test requirements on equipment. * Troubleshooting equipment and servicing generator components including alternators, wiring harnesses safety devices, shutdown switches, and battery systems. * Apply proper engine technical skills in inspection, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly, diagnosis, and engine operating performance tests. * Identify the problem and cause of failure through logical troubleshooting steps, determine corrective action through inspection of failed parts. * Repair and troubleshooting engines such as Cummins, Detroit Diesel, John Deere, MTU and Volvo. * Must have the ability to operate in a constant state of alertness, and safe manner. * Must be able to travel, in company service vehicle, throughout the local counties. * Must be able to be on-call for emergency services. * Other duties as assigned. Required Skills * Minimum 3 years’ experience in the repair and maintenance of generator systems from 8kW to 2800 kW preferred. * Must have the ability to perform high quality work in a timely efficient manner. * Good communication skills, enthusiastic attitude, and great customer service skills are a must. * Graduation from a Technical school is desired to include generators, diesel, power gen, electric power, relay or substation technology, etc. * Must have satisfactory driving record with ability to obtain a DOT medical certification. * Must be able to respond to emergency repairs as needed. An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets. *Tracking Code:* 984-773 *Job Location:* New Orleans, Louisiana, United States *Position Type:* Full-Time/Regular
          Comment on Part 2: Angelina Jolie’s lawyer slams Brad, ‘a loan is not child support’ by lucy2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
They did finally sell New Orleans, but yes, there are several other properties. I think he bought Santa Barbara pre-Angelina, but the rest were bought while together. That's a lot of stuff to divide up. This must be one complicated divorce.
          Jacksonville Jaguars - New Orleans Saints      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
          Software Engineer FMS/Avionics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AZ-Phoenix, We have an immediate need for an FMS/Avionics Software Engineer for any of our offices in Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, New Orleans, Grand Rapids or Cedar Rapids. If you need to relocate, we will help you with your relocation expenses. This is a full-time position with great benefits including a 12% IRA contribution. Significant FMS/Avionics software experience is required Undergraduate or Graduate deg
           Alexandria Ocashew-Cortex Claims Democrats Conquered the Moon and Gave You Electricity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's always amazed me how much crazy leftist are able to squeeze into such a small space. In this case it's the cranium of "The new face of the Democratic Party", who made some absurd claims in a speech at the annual meeting of the Nutroots Netroots Nation.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t seem to know anything about economics or politics, and it turns out very little about history. I think it’s only fair that Boston University refund the money for her education because it clearly didn’t stick. 

Here’s  just a little taste of the fun video from Ocasio-Cortez’s
 'power to the correct people' speech at the Netroots Nation event: 


No Ms. Ocashew-Cortex, the interstate highway system was a Eisenhower initiative, MLK was not a Democrat, and the majority of Democrats opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Now I could be wrong but I don't think The Democratic Party filled a space capsule full of liberals and shot it to the moon. While politicizing the moon landing is ridiculous, taking Democratic Party ownership of electricity is downright insane.

She did manage to get one thing right: they are the party of Roosevelt, and as we all know FDR put thousands of Japanese Americans in prison camps, so maybe claiming him isn’t the best boast democrats can come up with. He’s a leftist hero, but he was also a racist monster. She also conveniently left out a few things: Dems are also the party of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow. They were the slave owners who revolted against the United States. They were the ones who lynched black people. They are the ones who segregated public places for “white’s only.” I guess she could have given dems credit for inventing global warming and the internet, but just ran out of time.....

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          Pelicans sign Jahlil Okafor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jahlil Okafor’s quest to find his place in the NBA will continue, now in New Orleans. The Pelicans signed Okafor, a free agent center, today. According to ESPN.com, “a source told ESPN that Okafor’s deal includes a partial guarantee for the 2018-19 season and a team option for the following season.” Okafor, 6-11, 275, played last [...]
          [$$$] [Scheduler] E8496654 PROJECT SCHEDULER NEW ORLEANS, LA 12 MONTHS NO PER DIEM - Renuke Services       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
E8496654 PROJECT SCHEDULER NEW ORLEANS, LA 12 MONTHS NO PER DIEM JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for the creation, maintenance, updating and analysis of man-hour and cost loaded schedules for projects and programs within the CD&I portfolio....(click link to see full post)
          [$$$] [IT/Communications Manager] E8493816 LEAD NETWORK DESIGN ENGINEER NEW ORLEANS, LA 12 MONTHS NO PER DIEM 2 POSITIONS - Renuke Services       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
E8493816 LEAD NETWORK DESIGN ENGINEER NEW ORLEANS, LA 12 MONTHS NO PER DIEM 2 POSITIONS JOB DESCRIPTION The Lead Network Operations Engineer will be a leading resource supporting the AMI Operations Center (also known as AMOC) responsible for day-to-day...(click link to see full post)
          [$$$] [IT/Communications Manager] E8491532 DATA NETWORK ENGINEER NEW ORLEANS, LA 6 POSITIONS 12 MONTHS - Renuke Services       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
E8491532 DATA NETWORK ENGINEER NEW ORLEANS, LA 6 POSITIONS 12 MONTHS JOB DESCRIPTION Ensures the stability and integrity of network and messaging services and enhancements (e.g. in-house voice, data, video, and wireless network services). This is achieved...(click link to see full post)
          'Cloak & Dagger' season one finale: 'Colony Collapse'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On the season one finale of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Tandy and Tyrone work together as the divine pairing to save New Orleans. Previously on Cloak & Dagger, Tyrone was framed for Fuchs murder and had to run from the cops. Tandy used her powers to steal other people’s hopes. When Tandy got home, she… The post 'Cloak & Dagger' season one finale: 'Colony Collapse' appeared first on TheCelebrityCafe.com.
          39 months for man who confessed 90 minutes after bank robbed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man who confessed to the FBI shortly after robbing a bank in Louisiana has been sentenced to 39 months in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 41-year-old Eddie James was sentenced Wednesday. James pleaded guilty in April. Authorities said James called the FBI about 90 minutes after the Nov. 2 […]
          Joining In The Fight Against The Opioid Epidemic: Your Local Library       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Orleans is one of only a handful of cities across the nation, and the only city in Louisiana, to supply public libraries with a drug that can stop an opioid overdose.
          TriPod Xtras: Nathaniel Rich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod Xtra segment. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with writer Nathaniel Rich to talk about his newly released third novel, King Zeno .
          NOLA vs Nature: The Other Biggest Flood In New Orleans History      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
For the next few episodes TriPod dives into the city’s messy relationship with water through a new series called NOLA vs. Nature. First up: a look at the worst flood in New Orleans history — before Katrina. It’s spring of 1849, and the Mississippi River is bursting at the seams. The river rises every spring from snow melt up north, but this particular spring, it’s getting unusually high.
          TriPod Xtras: Isabel Wilkerson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod Xtra segment, where host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sits down with a special guest for a one on one conversation. This week, Laine spoke with Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” while she was in town to give a talk at TEDWomen . This historical work studies the movement of African Americans who left the south for the North, Midwest, and Western parts of the United States, between 1915 and 1970. Wilkerson follows three characters; one is a man named Robert Joseph Pershing Foster, a doctor who left Monroe Louisiana in the early 1950s, and resettled in Los Angeles . Laine spoke with Wilkerson about what impact this Great Migration of southern African Americans had on the country at large, starting with how this massive migration affected the place these six million people left behind: The South. Isabel Wilkerson will return to New Orleans in March, where she’ll be speaking as
          Haiti & New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WWNO’s original history podcast TriPod: New Orleans at 300 launches its third season with this special on the relationship between New Orleans and Haiti. Listen to the hour long documentary here: TriPod : New Orleans at 300 returns with an hour-long special that explores two places linked in history. called “Haiti and New Orleans: Is the Feeling Mutual?” “The connection in New Orleans is all around you, right? It’s in the music, it’s in the food. It’s in the culture with the carnival. When people get married, when they are put to rest, and die. So, when New Orleans is celebrating its tricentennial, I think it’s only natural that Haiti play its proper role in that celebration. There’s no denying it, we’re kin. You can try to deny it, but you know, history will prove you otherwise.” This whole series is leading up to the tricentennial of New Orleans. 300 years — and definitely no shortage of material. But throughout the past two seasons of TriPod, one place kept coming up: Haiti. And the
          Sneak Peek Of The TriPod Special On Haiti And New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WWNO’s original history podcast TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns next week. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson traveled to Haiti this past summer and will launch the third season on Oct. 27, with an hour-long special about the relationship between Haiti and New Orleans. This documentary is called, "Haiti And New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?" WWNO's Janae Pierre sat down with Laine to get a sneak peek of this TriPod special. TriPod is a production of WWNO in collaboration with The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans. The series is hosted and produced by WWNO’s Laine Kaplan-Levenson , working with the assistance of a forty-member international advisory group of historians and archivists. This TriPod special was made possible with support from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University through the Global South Fellowship program. TriPod airs Thursdays during Morning Edition at 8:30 a.m. on 89.9 FM,
          Bring Your Own Presents: "Hit 'Em Where It Hurts”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on May 11th, 2017 at the LGBT Community center, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "Sugar In Your Tank." Here, Lisa Mount recalls coming out to the world on CNN…except the world already knew… The next BYO is Thursday, September 28th at the CAC. The Theme is ‘The Things Is…’ and storytellers will bring and discuss personal objects that hold a certain significance to them. Presenters include Michael Tisserand, Susan and Ann Gisleson, and Nathaniel Rich. More info at bringyourownstories.com .
          Bring Your Own Presents: 'Gaydreaming'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on May 11th, 2017 at the LGBT Community center, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "Sugar In Your Tank." Here, Aaron Richmond-Havel recalls a vision in which his late aunt reveals a truth about herself . This, in turn, helps Aaron understand more about himself. The next event is Thursday, June 29th at The Music Box. The theme is 'Where I'm From.' More stories at bringyourownstories.com .
          City Tests Evacuation System for Start of Hurricane Season      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hurricane season starts today, and the city encourages all residents to have their own evacuation plan. But not everyone can get out of town on their own. That’s why New Orleans has developed a citywide assisted evacuation system. To run smoothly, a lot of agencies have to work together - and people have to know about it, too. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, at least 100,000 people stayed in New Orleans. Some didn’t have transportation; others were just used to staying for hurricanes. Brenda Lomax Brown was one of those people. "I used to be on the B Team – I’ll be here when you leave, I’ll be here when you come back!" she laughs. "I’m old school," Brenda says. "I never evacuated for a storm. Regardless how bad they say – it’s coming, it’s coming right at you, I wouldn’t leave, It always turned at the last minute, people stuck on the highway trying get back home-- I’m at home." But Katrina was different. Brenda and her husband stayed, and ended up at the convention center with
          Oscar Dunn And The New Orleans Monument That Never Happened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a story about a monument that was supposed to be erected in the late 1800s, but never happened. Recently New Orleans has been in the national spotlight over the removal of four city monuments—three statues of confederate war heroes and one monument commemorating the Battle of Liberty Place. These monuments were erected after the end of Reconstruction, years after the Civil War, to reassert white power. But long before these monuments even went up, another monument was supposed to go up —one honoring Reconstruction’s success. But that never happened. I spoke with a guy named Brian Mitchell. He’s an Assistant Professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, but he’s from New Orleans. He told me about a guy named Oscar James Dunn. Ever heard of him? I hadn’t either. But right around the time Dunn died, a journalist wrote, “There will be three pictures that hang in the home of every African American from that day [the day of Dunn’s
          TriPod Xtras: Rashauna Johnson on "Slavery's Metropolis"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with another edition of TriPod Xtras. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Dartmouth history professor Rashauna Johnson have talked before for the show. This time, their conversation was taped live during the 2017 Organization of American Historians conference that took place earlier this year. The two discussed Johnson’s first book, Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions , which won the 2016 Williams Prize for the best book in Louisiana history. It examines slavery in an urban society, and how slavery in New Orleans intersected with the city jail. Here, Laine begins by asking Rashauna why she included the penal system in her award-winning book. TriPod is a production of WWNO, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at UNO. You can hear an extended version of this interview on the TriPod podcast, so subscribe to TriPod wherever you get your podcasts.
          The Women Who Fought For And Against The ERA: Part II      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with part II of its series on the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Listen to Part I here . Last time we left off around 1972 when the New Orleans feminist movement was working to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which basically said: regardless of sex, there should be equality under the law. Women fighting for this legislation discovered their main stumbling block was other women. The national face of that stumbling block was a woman named Phyllis Schlafly of Illinois. So it’s 1972, the ERA seemed like it would pass, and then came Phyllis. She said this in a 2016 interview with the storytelling platform Makers just before her death: Everybody who was anybody was for the ERA: all the prominent politicians all the way from Ted Kennedy to George Wallace. Three presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter. She created the ‘STOP ERA’ campaign. S-T-O-P for "Stop Taking Our Privileges." I spoke with Phyllis’s daughter, Anne Schlafly Cori, who is now the chairman
          The Women Who Fought For And Against The ERA: Part I      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This is the first in a two-part series on the local Second-wave feminist movement and the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Listen to Part II here. It’s July 3rd, 1982. Feminists are marching through downtown New Orleans in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, the ERA. WDSU covered this march at the time: Under a scalding afternoon sun, several hundred ERA supporters wound their way from Armstrong Park through the CBD and headed for Jackson Square and a round of speeches with the theme: a new day for the ERA. This march was also a jazz funeral, but it wasn’t for a person. It was for the Equal Rights Amendment. According to WDSU: They decided on a jazz funeral, not to bury the idea, but to praise it. The traditional jazz funeral, they say, starts out in sadness but builds to happiness with the thought of new life. So too, with this jazz funeral. The Equal Rights Amendment had just fallen three states short of being ratified, but these women came out to show they weren’t going to
          Comment on The Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Has Begun – Betsy DeVos Is On the Job | Video Worth Watching by Liz G      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This opportunistic abuse of power is reminiscent of what happened in New Orleans after Katrina. Now 13 years later, with mostly white, young teachers (former teachers illegally sent away not to teach there again), threat of closure for not raising scores, high risk groups not included in scores, special ed students treated like outsiders and being kept out, more skimming by counseling students out of school who do not score well, and oh yea, 24,000 people between the ages of 16 and 22 who are not accounted for in New Orleans since they are neither in school or have a job. There are still as many as 20,000+ less students in school in New Orleans than pre-Katrina. These charter initiatives hurt the most susceptible of our society, but test scores appear to be up, so does that make it all good? Don't forget the official reported number of deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria was 64. This number turned out to be grossly incorrect. Left unchecked, this charter movement will be grossly mishandled. Power to the people of Puerto Rico. I hope they accomplish blocking the charter movement better than we in the States have done.
          At ‘America First Energy Conference’, solar power is dumb, climate change is fake      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Collin Eaton NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply “dumb”. These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy Conference in …
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          DUN & BRADSTREET INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation ("D&B") (NYSE: DNB) to an investor group led by CC Capital,...


          Sea level rise 'overblown,' solar energy 'dumb,' conference of climate change deniers, Trump.....      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sea level rise 'overblown,' solar energy 'dumb,' conference of climate change deniers, Trump officials hear White House officials join event mocking climate change science and renewable power Thomson Reuters · Posted: Aug 09, 2018 4:01 PM ET | Last Updated: 21 minutes ago Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply "dumb." These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy Conference in New Orleans this week, hosted by some of the...
          Re: Wicker Park's Ina Mae Tavern is New Orleans in a bottle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Classic gumbo ya-ya" is made with chicken and sausage, not shrimp and okra. The recipe is old, but I believe the name was bestowed in modern times by Paul Prudhomme or Gerard Maras.
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          Analysis: Kamala Harris´ Backwards Attack on ´Identity Politics´      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Townhall, by Guy Benson Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 09 34 2018 10:34:54 GMT Late last week, the Democratic Party´s far'left base gathered in New Orleans for the annual ´Netroots Nation´ conference. A number of rumored presidential aspirants were in attendance, including Senators Cory "complicit in evil" Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. I´ll circle back to Warren, but let´s begin with a notable commentary offered by the junior Senator from California. During her remarks from the dais, Sen. Harris took aim at the term "identity politics," ripping it as a formulation designed to divide and silence: (Tweet/Video)To further emphasize her theme, Harris fired off a number of subsequent tweets vowing not to be
          TERROR: 'Total Retaliation' Album Due In September; New Song 'Mental Demolition' Available      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Influential hardcore veterans TERROR will release their seventh full-length album, "Total Retaliation", on September 28 via Pure Noise Records. The band gives fans a taste of the new record today, with the debut of their first single, "Mental Demolition". Also announced today, TERROR will unleash "Total Retaliation" on fans across North America on their forthcoming tour, which will feature support from HARM'S WAY, BACKTRACK, YEAR OF THE KNIFE and CANDY. Dates listed below. Tickets on sale Friday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Known for their unrelenting, furious style of metal infused hardcore, Los Angeles's homegrown TERROR holds nothing back on "Total Retaliation", which features FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY's Will Putney (THY ART IS MURDER, BODY COUNT, KNOCKED LOOSE) in the producer's chair and is the band's first new material since last year's "The Walls Will Fall" EP. Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, "Total Retaliation" is a succinct yet intense message of resistance within a world that can inspire little else. It's a helping hand for the disillusioned and a firm middle finger to the authorities that are tearing apart society as we know it. As the band's seventh full-length studio album it serves as yet another example of why TERROR have not only endured, but remained at the top of their game for over 15 years. "I really proud of this record," said vocalist Scott Vogel. "I'm happy that after 16 years, we still have the urgency and aggression , and our youthful spirit is still kicking. "Everything — from the lyrics to the riffs to the overall energy — on this album feels right. "People that have heard the record keep telling me it's the terror record they have been wanting for, and it's our best in a while, so I'm super exited for this thing to come out in late September and we have a great team releasing this. Pure Noise in the States, Nuclear Blast in Europe and Triple B working on the vinyl." TERROR tour dates: Sep. 28 - San Diego, Ca @ Soma Sidestage Sep. 29 - Berkeley, Ca @ Gilman Street Sep. 30 - Los Angeles, Ca @ 1720 Oct. 01 - Tucson, Az @ House Of Bards Oct. 03 - San Antonio, Tx @ Alamo City Music Hall Oct. 04 - Fort Worth, Tx @ Ridgela Oct. 05 - Houston, Tx @ Secret Group Oct. 06 - New Orleans, La @ Howlin’ Wolf Oct. 07 - Atlanta, Ga @ 529 Oct. 08 - Greensboro, Nc @ Blind Tiger Oct. 09 - Louisville, Ky @ Riot Skatepark Oct. 10 - Chicago, Il @ Subterranean Oct. 11 - Detroit, Mi @ The Sanctuary Oct. 12 - Toronto, On @ Hard Luck Oct. 13 - Montreal, Qc @ Théâtre Fairmount Oct. 14 - Worcester, Ma @ The Palladium Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, Ny @ Brooklyn Bazaar Oct. 16 - Philadelphia, Pa @ Voltage Lounge

          EEOC Sues Metairie Dry Cleaner for Discrimination and Retaliation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Orleans-based Mariam Enterprises, doing business as Marion’s Cleaners in Metairie, La., violated federal law by subjecting a Hispanic employee from Mexico to race and national origin harassment and discrimination as well as retaliation for complaining about it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed here today.
          BENEFICIAL BANCORP INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. ("Beneficial") (NasdaqGM: BNCL) to WSFS Financial Corporation...


          FOREST CITY REALTY INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. ("Forest City") (NYSE: FCEA) to Brookfield Asset Management...


          BEMIS COMPANY INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Bemis Company, Inc.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of Bemis Company, Inc. ("Bemis") (NYSE: BMS) to Amcor Limited ("Amcor"). Under the terms of the...


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