Jazz Fest Weekend Two Kicks Off With Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elvis Costello, Snarky Puppy & More

first_imgDespite a rainy start, New Orleans Jazz Fest kicked off weekend two with a bang today, bringing in tons of heavy hitters to the Fairgrounds for a day of stacked music. Everything from blues to funk to zydeco to jazz and beyond was represented at one of the country’s longest standing festivals. Tens of thousands of fans flocked to the event to catch Tedeschi Trucks Band with Jimmy Vaughan and Billy Gibbons, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Snarky Puppy, Gary Clark Jr., George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, and hundreds of others across twelve stages.Fortunately, photographer Marc Millman was on hand to capture the festivites. Check out some photo highlights from the festival below:Brandi Carlile on the Gentilly StageCyril Neville & SwampFunk on the Congo Square StageFlo Rida on the Congo Square StageGary Clark Jr. on the Acura StageLost Bayou Ramblers with special guests Rickie Lee Jones and Spider Stacy on the Gentilly StageNew Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band on the Jazz & Heritage StageSonny Landreth on the Acura StageTedeschi Trucks Band ft. Jimmy Vaughan and Billy Gibbons on the Acura Stagelast_img read more

Sierra Leone Ebola nurses on strike

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 233 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Sierra Leone Ebola nurses on strike by: BBC News – November 12, 2014 They have been almost 300 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone in the past three daysMore than 400 health workers involved in treating Ebola patients have gone on strike at a clinic in Sierra Leone.The staff, who include nurses, porters and cleaners, are protesting about the government’s failure to pay an agreed weekly $100 (£63) “hazard payment”.The clinic, in Bandajuma near Bo, is run by medical charity MSF and is the only Ebola treatment centre in southern Sierra Leone.MSF said it would be forced to close the clinic if the strike continued.Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a global health emergency.MSF’s emergency co-ordinator in Sierra Leone, Ewald Stars, told the BBC that about 60 patients had been left unattended because of the strike at the clinic in Bandajuma.There are international staff at the clinic but they are unable to keep the clinic open on their own.Mohamed Mbawah, a representative of the striking national staff, told the BBC his colleagues had already turned away one ambulance.The staff, who are protesting outside the clinic, say the government agreed to the “hazard payments” when the facility was established but has failed to make any payments since September.The money was due to be paid in addition to salaries the staff receive from MSF.Mali deathsEarlier, a nurse and the patient he was treating became the second and third people to die from Ebola in Mali.The patient, a traditional Muslim healer in his 50s, had recently arrived from Guinea.He had been treated by the nurse, 25, in the Malian capital, Bamako, at the Pasteur Clinic, which has now been placed in quarantine.The Pasteur Clinic in Bamako is under armed guardThe deaths are unrelated to Mali’s first Ebola case, when a two-year-old girl died from the disease in October.The new cases in Mali follow the WHO’s confirmation that 25 of the 100 people who were thought to have come into contact with the two-year-old girl were being released from quarantine.The toddler’s case alarmed the authorities in Mali after it was found she had displayed symptoms whilst travelling through the country by bus, including Bamako, on her return from neighbouring Guinea.Ebola was first identified in Guinea in March, before it spread to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone. The WHO says there are now more than 13,240 confirmed, suspected and probable cases, almost all in these countries.Cases have also emerged, though on a much smaller scale, in Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and the US.Mali launched an emergency response in conjunction with the WHO when the girl’s situation came to light. Her family were among those released from quarantine on Monday.Health department spokesman Markatie Daou said around 50 people were still under observation in Kayes, western Mali, and would be released in a week if they continued to display no symptoms.Meanwhile, the virus is continuing to spread in Sierra Leone, with almost 300 new infections recorded in the last three days.last_img read more

Conference on Sports Financing fixed for August 8

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), will on Friday, organize a National Conference on Sports Financing in Ghana on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Movenpick Hotel at 10:00am.The Conference, under the sponsorship of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Coca Cola Bottling Company, Ghana will discuss among other things discuss a sustainable sponsorship for all the Sporting disciplines in Ghana for an enhanced performance.A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of MOYS, Micheal Frimpong, said a number of corporate institutions and all the Sports Associations have been invited to participate in the Conference.It said dignitaries such as Steward Masela, Managing Director of EXP, South Africa who will speak on the topic; Why Corporate Bodies in Ghana Must Consider Sports Sponsorship, whilst Olusegun Odegbame, Ex Nigerian Footballer and International Marketer will also speak on the topic; Financing of Sports: Viable options for Ghana.The statement said other dignitaries such Stephen Appiah, Ghana and Juventus/Fernabache legend, Azumah Nelson, Ghana Boxing legend, Francis Dodoo- Chairman of the Ghana Olympic Committee & athletics legend, Samuel Osei Kufour-Ghana & Bayern Munich legend, Kwesi Nyantakyi – President, Ghana Football Association (GFA) and among many others.last_img read more