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

Hutchison Ports ICAVE Starts Operations in Veracruz

first_imgPort operator Hutchison Ports officially launched operations in the new port of Veracruz on July 1.The first operation of Hutchison Ports Internacional de Contenedores Asociados de Veracruz (ICAVE) within the modernization of the Port of Veracruz was undertaken with the visit by CMA CGM White Shark.Featuring a length of 294.12 meters, the Malta-flagged ship has a capacity of 5,095 TEUs.The vessel arrived to the terminal in the morning hours and unloaded the first of millions of containers that are expected to arrive at the new ICAVE Terminal.The port of Veracruz, considered as a millenary gateway to world diversity, gained strength with the latest upgrades, while the port operator said that the move was “a small step for Hutchison Ports ICAVE, but a great step for the Mexican Port System.”last_img read more

FB : SU defense picked apart early by poised Louisville freshman Bridgewater

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The contrast between the true freshman quarterback and the senior quarterback was remarkable. One orchestrated a pair of flawless scoring drives in the first quarter that carved up the opposing defense. The other looked flustered in the pocket with rushed, inaccurate throws and zero points to show for it.In just his fifth career start at quarterback, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater outplayed Syracuse’s seasoned veteran Ryan Nassib.‘(Bridgewater) was the sixth-best quarterback coming out of high school,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘He had great poise back there. He’s comfortable with his receivers. … I was very impressed with him.’Bridgewater put forth the best game of his career in Louisville’s 27-10 win over Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Saturday, taking control from the opening possession. His two first-quarter touchdown passes took advantage of defensive lapses by the Orange and gave the Cardinals an early — and eventually insurmountable — lead. It was Bridgewater’s first turnover-free performance as Louisville’s starting quarterback, and he looked the opposite of a developing freshman.An illegal block in the back penalty during the opening kick off put Bridgewater in a hole on the Cardinals’ first possession. Faced with a drive that began at his own 8-yard line, Bridgewater moved the ball into SU’s territory within two plays.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe found his former high school teammate, Michaelee Harris, deep down the right sideline for a 44-yard gain after miscommunication between Syracuse cornerbacks Keon Lyn and Ri’Shard Anderson — a common theme in the first quarter for the Orange.Two plays later, Bridgewater connected on a 42-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker on a beautiful back-shoulder throw that fooled Lyn, who didn’t have his head turned around. That capped a breathtaking four-play, 92-yard drive that seemed to stun the Orange, and it was Louisville’s first opening-drive touchdown of the season.‘We didn’t communicate well out there and a just couple missed assignments and stuff,’ SU strong safety Shamarko Thomas said. ‘They got the little edge on that particular part.’A fumble derailed Louisville’s second drive, but Bridgewater responded on his team’s third possession with another confident series under center. He converted a third-and-16 with a well-executed throwback screen to Harris; ran for 10 yards to pick up a second first down; and exploited a mismatch by finding tight end Josh Chichester for a 2-yard touchdown.Chichester, a 6-foot-8 red-zone weapon, was being covered by the 5-foot-10 Olando Fisher. Bridgewater lofted a perfect pass to the back of the end zone that allowed Chichester to nimbly pluck it out of the air for the easy score.By the time the first quarter ended, the Cardinals boasted a commanding 14-0 lead. Bridgewater was 7-of-7 for 124 yards and two touchdowns. And the Cardinals outgained the Orange 160-36.‘You just like the rhythm there the first two drives where we were very successful moving the ball, throwing the ball and guys just making plays on offense,’ Louisville head coach Charlie Strong said.Though Bridgewater cooled off in the final three quarters, he continued to play mistake-free football. He finished 17-of-24 for 198 yards and only those two scores, but his zero turnovers made up for his lack of production after the opening 15 minutes.But perhaps most importantly, he burned the Orange one final time on a brilliantly executed option play with just under 11 minutes remaining in the game.On a third-and-8 play from the Louisville 39-yard line, Bridgewater lined up in the shotgun with running back Victor Anderson flanking him. But he saw something in the defense and quickly called an audible into the pistol formation with Anderson behind him.What followed was an unexpected option play — something the Orange hadn’t seen from the Cardinals on film, Marrone and Thomas said. Bridgewater’s perfectly timed pitch allowed Anderson to turn the left corner and race 61 yards for the game-clinching touchdown.‘They had our card,’ Thomas said. ‘They had good checks and adjustments to our defense, and they made plays. They really surprised us on that option.’It was an audible to be expected from a multiyear starter with more than just five games of experience under his belt. And as the youngster left Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on the heels of the best game of his career, Marrone saw a polished quarterback with a bright future.He didn’t see a freshman.‘He’s a good quarterback now,’ Marrone said. ‘I think he’s going to be one of the top quarterbacks as he progresses in their system.’[email protected]last_img read more

Spieth moving up leaderboard

first_imgMasters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth is one off the lead on 5-under par. There’s a five-way tie on 6-under, with Retief Goosen and 1999 champion Paul Lawrie among those heading the field. A fine opening round of 69 will see Greystones amateur Paul Dunne end the first day of the Open Championship on 3-under par.  A quadruple bogey 8 at the 17th scuppered Shane Lowry’s fight back – he dropped from 3-under to end the day on 1-over. Darren Clarke is 1-under, Graeme McDowell is level. While Padraig Harrington has parred the first.last_img read more

Lakers trending upward, front office must look forward

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThere will be ways to clear cap space in the offseason if they are able to sign more than one maximum free agent, although with Paul George increasingly content in OKC and DeMarcus Cousins on the mend with a torn Achilles, it’s a scenario that seems less likely than it once did.Despite a nine-game losing streak that carried into January, the Lakers posted a winning record last month and are back on track to finish with the best record of any Lakers team since 2012-13.With their stunning 108-104 win in Oklahoma City on Sunday, the Lakers improved to 21-31. The Lakers led by just three when reigning Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook checked back into the game with 8:09 left.Prone to late-game collapses, the Lakers did not relent, and pushed their lead to as many as 12 points before escaping with the win despite a preposterously bad final minute that featured two turnovers and three missed free throws.It was their sixth win in 10 games without Lonzo Ball. Things were already looking up when the Lakers left home for their longest road trip of the season. Beating the hated Celtics tends to lift the spirits of folks around here. The fact it was the Lakers’ third consecutive win made it all the better.A dozen days and five games later, the Lakers are back and their trajectory has continued to point upward. Three victories in five road games is encouraging for a team that has won fewer than a third of its games over the past four-plus seasons.It’s a strange time for an identity to come sharply into focus, what with several players on the roster facing murky futures.The league’s trade deadline is Thursday, and while the Lakers have long been expected to be among the league’s most active teams – dangling Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, most notably – there is nothing that says the Lakers must swing a deal. “We’re a resilient group of guys,” Randle said. “Defensively we got back to who we are, for the most part. The two losses that we had (in Toronto and Orlando), we weren’t great on the defensive end, but for the most part we did what we were supposed to do, just unselfish and sharing the ball.”The Lakers have as many wins with 30 games left on the schedule as they did last year with six games remaining. Their record stood at 21-55 on April 2, before rattling off wins in five of their last six games to finish the season with 26 victories.Even with their breakout month, the Lakers remain on the outside of the playoff picture. Entering Monday, they were 6.5 games out of the eighth seed, with the veteran Clippers (26-25) and Utah Jazz (24-28) still ahead of them.The Lakers’ record may have less bearing on what they’ll do at the trade deadline than the way they are playing. Even if it won’t lead to their first playoff series since 2013, it would be of value to continue to build on the foundation the Lakers have established.How distant 30 wins felt over the past five years, yet how attainable now.The organization, with its novice front office of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, also can’t afford to waste any opportunity to look to the future – be it by acquiring draft picks, cap space or developing players – for the sake of a few more wins.The road, as they say, is long and winding. It was as true in the Lakers’ five games away from home as it has been over the past five years.And the Lakers were far from perfect in their five games away, but there is something to be said for this group of young stars and short-term veterans whose primary purpose coming into the season was to bridge the gap until a top free agent came to town.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more