Trombone Shorty Announces Shorty Fest In NOLA With The Main Squeeze And More

first_imgTroy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has announced the lineup for his 5th annual Shorty Fest, to be held on Thursday, May 4th in New Orleans at the House of Blues. The festival acts as a benefit for his own Trombone Shorty Foundation, which benefits the next generation of New Orleans’ young musicians. The event will feature performances by The Main Squeeze, the Seratones, Sexual Thunder, MainLine, Voices of a Nation, The Peterson Brothers, and Trombone Shorty Academy students, with additional guests to be announced.“The fifth annual Shorty Fest is the place to be to see the future of our music during Jazz Fest, including the next generation of New Orleans superstars, the Trombone Shorty Academy students,” explained Andrews. “With the support of our incredible sponsors, we are developing our city’s best and brightest young musicians, who would not otherwise be able to pursue this path. Shorty Fest is the culmination of years of hard work, passion and commitment.”Artists will be featured on two stages at the House of Blues, with an eclectic lineup of up and coming acts playing a wide range of music from traditional Jazz, Gospel, Mardi Gras Indian Funk, Blues, and Hip-Hop. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.last_img read more

YLD continues work on retooling PWP program

first_imgYLD continues work on retooling PWP program November 1, 2003 Regular News YLD continues work on retooling PWP programcenter_img The Young Lawyers Division has fine- tuned a proposal for revamping its Practicing with Professionalism and basic skills course requirements, including partially doing away with the deferment for government lawyers.YLD President-elect Michael Faehner told the Bar Board of Governors last month the division is continuing to meet with the Government Lawyer, Criminal Law, and City, County and Local Government Law sections.The division expects to present its final version for debate at the board’s December 5 meeting.The YLD, at the urging of the Program Evaluation Committee, originally proposed reducing its PWP program from two days to one with an increased emphasis on professionalism and less on law office practice skills. It would offset the shorter PWP by requiring new Bar members to take three basic skills level courses, instead of two, during their first three years of Bar membership.Government lawyers currently have a deferral from both PWP and the basic skill course requirements. The YLD had proposed continuing the deferment for the basic skills courses, but dropping the deferment for PWP.Faehner told the board, after further discussions with government lawyer groups, the YLD now wants to drop the requirement that government lawyers, once they leave public service, take the basic skills courses if they have worked for a government agency for six or more years.In response to a question, he also said the requirement to take PWP would not be retroactive, and would only affect new Bar members who take a job with a public agency.Board member Don Horn, who is a supervisory assistant state attorney in the 11th Circuit, asked why public agencies couldn’t devise their own professionalism programs geared toward government lawyers.Faehner replied that by reducing PWP from two days to one, it has become more of a general, universal program.“If we try to specialize, we will be running 15 programs,” he said.He added that having one program for all practice areas will help foster a sense of community among new Bar members.On another matter, Faehner requested and the board approved allowing the YLD to suspend enforcement of a rule that mandates removal of any YLD Board of Governors members who misses four meetings. Faehner said the rule didn’t foresee a convergence of problems: Five YLD board members are pregnant, three with some complications, and because of scheduling the YLD board has three meetings within a three-month period.Concerns were raised, Faehner said, that the rule could violate federal gender anti-discrimination laws.He also reported to the board that the YLD, at its January government affairs symposium, will revisit Article V funding issues, the subject of last January’s gathering. That will come as the YLD board meets in Orlando.Faehner also announced that the YLD would be having its affiliate outreach meeting in October, and that the ABA would be having a national affiliate outreach program at which the YLD’s President’s Round Table project would be recognized as one of the nation’s best programs. In addition, the YLD is supporting Bar President Miles McGrane’s For the Children campaign by instituting an award recognizing the best local young lawyer project that helps children.last_img read more

Thurles showjumper ready for Olympic action

first_imgThe first qualifying rounds get underway on Sunday next – the finals are set for Friday week.Speaking to Fran Curry on Tipp Today from Rio Greg said Going Global won’t be phased by the competition. Tipperary’s Greg Broderick is settling into the Olympic village in Rio ahead of the showjumping competition which gets underway on Sunday next.The Thurles man is our only representative as Ireland failed to qualify for the team event.Greg arrived in Brazil yesterday while his horse Going Global has been there since the weekend.last_img

Concerns arise for 888 operations as UKGC reviews firms self-exclusion provisions

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings has informed the market and its investors that its UK operator licence is being reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) relating to the firm’s compliance provisions with regards to preventing problem gambling.The UKGC is set to evaluate whether 888 operates an effective self-exclusion process for its customers across its platforms.  Self-exclusion is the player protection process that allows online betting/igaming consumers to ‘take a break’ or withdraw themselves from operator services.This morning 888 governance released the following corporate update informing stakeholders:“The Company has been informed that the United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission (the UKGC) is currently conducting a review of the manner in which a subsidiary of the Company (the “Licensee”) has carried on its licensed activities to ensure compliance with the UKGC operating licence held by the Licensee. The review has been initiated to assess certain measures that the Licensee employs to ensure social responsibility to its customers including, amongst other items, effective self-exclusion tools across different operating platforms.”The self-exclusion policy is a key provision of operating UK online gambling services. If found in breach of compliance with UKGC self-exclusion rules and policy, an operator could lose its UK online gambling operating licence.UK business news sources have this morning reported that 888 Holdings share price has declined 10% on the notification of its impending review.888 governance stated that it would cooperate with the UK governing body: “The Company is dedicated to providing players with a responsible as well as enjoyable gaming experience and the Licensee will be proactively engaged in a cooperative and collaborative manner with the UKGC throughout this review.”last_img read more