New Orleans Jazz Fest Announces 2018 Lineup

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first_imgNew Orleans’ world famous Jazz Fest will return to the Fair Grounds Race Course from April 27th to April 29th and May 3rd to May 6th. Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffet & His Acoustic Airmen,, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne, Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sturgill Simpson, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Common, and Cage the Elephant are scheduled to headline the iconic two-weekend celebration.This year’s Fest will feature Beck’s long-awaited return after his 2016 set was cancelled due to inclement weather. It will also showcase a rare performance from New Orleans rockers The Radiators, who have only played gigs at Tipitina’s and Jazz Fest since the band began a semi-hiatus in 2011. Additionally, R&B star Anita Baker will swing through the festival on her upcoming farewell tour. Of course, plenty of local Louisiana artists will be on the bill, such as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Aaron Neville, The Radiators, Big Freedia, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jon Batiste with The Dap Kings, Dumpstaphunk, Sonny Landreth, Galactic, Better Than Ezra, Tab Benoit, Rebirth Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, Anders Osborne, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Davell Crawford, Boyfriend, The Soul Rebels, Sweet Crude, Jon Cleary Kermit Ruffins (leading a tribute to Louis Armstrong), and many more. The festival will also celebrate the music of the late Fats Domino as well as the City of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary.Other acts on the lineup include Juanes, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Steve Miller Band, Smokey Robinson, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Toots & The Maytals, George Benson, Steel Pulse, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy, Old Crow Medicine Show, Charlie Wilson, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda Williams, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Ron Carter Trio, among many others.The full lineup for Jazz Fest 2018 can be found via the festival’s website. Tickets are now on sale.[Photo: Dave Vann]last_img read more


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first_img During the operation, Ecuadorian security forces located the small submarine on the coast near the town of Limones, in the province of Esmeraldas. The area is near the Colombian border. Ecuadorian National Police officers seized the submarine “in an operation that had the support of Colombia,” Serrano said. Ecuadorian police “received major technical cooperation from the (Colombian National Police) and the Colombian government.” No one was inside or near the submarine when security forces found it, Serrano said. Security forces took the submarine to an Ecuadorian Navy base, he explained. Two days after security forces captured the submarine, Ecuadorian authorities in the city of Esmeraldas arrested a man and a woman who are suspected of being linked to the submarine, Serrano said. Ecuadorian National Police are investigating whether the two suspects helped operate the submarine and whether others were involved, Serrano said. “There is no doubt that this submarine was ready to be used by Mexican and Colombian cartels to ship cocaine and other illegal drugs ,” said ” Hector Chavez , a security analyst at the University of Guayaquil. Organized crime groups do not produce drugs in Ecuador, but they move drugs produced in other countries, such as Colombia and Brazil, through the country, according to Chavez, the security analyst. “Ecuador is not known for being a producer of illicit drugs , but because of its geographical position , international drug gangs make efforts to claim territory there and set up drug trafficking operations,” Chavez said. It is not surprising that the Sinaloa Cartel is operating in Ecuador, Chavez explained. “That is one of the characteristics of El Chapo Guzman, he forms alliances with gangs in other countries,” the security analyst said. Submarine located Mexican drug cartels in Ecuador and Colombia Drug trafficking center The Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas, both of which are major Mexican transnational criminal organizations, operate in Ecuador and Colombia, Ecuadorian Deputy Minister of Internal Security Javier Cordova said in an interview with ECTV, a public television station. International cooperation is crucial in the fight against the drug cartels, Cordova said. “If we pretend or believe that we can successfully battle narco-trafficking by ourselves, we would be mistaken,” Cordova said. Ecuadorian authorities have captured dozens of operatives from transnational criminal organizations in recent years: • In October 2013, the Ecuadorian National Police captured 10 members of the gang Los Urabenos de Colombia. Some of the suspects were Ecuadorians who were working with the Colombian gang, authorities said. • In August 2013, Ecuadorian police captured Eliezer Rodríguez Jorge, the alleged leader of Los Rastrojos, a Colombian organized crime group. He is known as “Palustre.” Ecuadorian authorities turned “Palustre” over to Colombian officials. • In May 2013, Ecuadorian National Police officers arrested five Ecuadorians and four Mexican nationals who were suspected of being part of an international drug trafficking network. The police also seized 452 kilograms of cocaine and $276,567 in cash. The arrests and seizures were part of “Operation Aluvión.” • In April 2013, Ecuadorian National Police alerted the country’s Coast Guard that a yacht in Ecuadorian waters was carrying a large amount of cocaine. A Coast Guard vessel chased the boat, which was named the “Green Onion,” which fled to international waters. The Ecuadorian Navy alerted the U.S. Coast Guard, which captured the boat in international waters near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. When the crew members saw they were about to be captured, they burned about four tons of cocaine that were on the yacht, authorities said. • In June 2012, Ecuadoran authorities found a small airplane with Mexican registration abandoned inside a hangar in San Pablo, in the coastal province of Santa Elena. The aircraft was probably used to smuggle drugs, authorities said. • Also in June 2012, Ecuadorian security forces seized a submarine that was under construction, a light plane, a speedboat, and a ton of cocaine. The light plane and speedboat were undoubtedly being used by drug traffickers, and the submarine was going to be used for drug smuggling if it had been completed, said Ricardo Camacho Zeas, an Ecuadorian security analyst. The Ecuadorian Coastguard discovered the submarine hidden beneath mud and shrubs on an islet between the Verdes and Escalante Islands, in the Gulf of Guayaquil, authorities said. The submarine was 15 meters long and four meters wide, with a capacity of transporting up to 15 tons of drugs. The submarine was about 70 percent complete, officials said. The Coastguard intercepted the speedboat 12 miles off the coast of Canoa, in Manabi province. The boat was powered by three outboard engines of 350-horsepower each. The speedboat left Chiapas on June 7, 2012, and was equipped with modern communications equipment, a high-frequency transmitter, and enough food for several days. Ecuadorian security forces arrested three Mexican nationals who were operating the boat. Ecuadorian security forces found the ton of cocaine amid rocks at San Clemente Beach, a few miles from where the speedboat was captured. The men in the speedboat were probably on their way to pick up the cocaine, authorities said. The light aircraft was found abandoned inside a hangar in San Pablo. The airplane was registered in Mexico. • In May 2013, a small airplane from Mexico crashed in Manabi province. Ecuadorian authorities found $1.4 million in cash on the plane. The pilot and co-pilot were both killed in the crash. They were from Sinaloa, Mexico, which is a stronghold for El Chapo Guzman. center_img Drug traffickers probably used the submarine to smuggle drugs, such as cocaine, to northern destinations such as the United States, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, according to Pinzon. The submarine had enough space to “mobilize about 600 kilos of drugs in each trip,” Pinzon said. Serrano thanked Colombia for its help in seizing the submarine and also for its assistance in tracking down several fugitives who fled Ecuador in recent months and tried to hide in Colombia. olombia for their assistance in the recapture of offenders who have fled to the neighboring country . “We appreciate the support of Colombia and the police , especially in stopping dangerous criminals who who escaped from prisons in Ecuador ,” Serrano said. In February 2013, 19 inmates escaped from a high-security Ecuadorian prison in Guayaquil, located about 420 kilometers south of Quito. Cesar Demar Vernaza Quinonez, who is known as “The Entrepreneur,” was among those who escaped in February. The Entrepreneur is the leader of a gang, known as “Los Templados,” which collaborates with the Sinaloa Cartel, authorities said. Los Templados transports and protects drug shipments for the cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Colombian security forces recaptured The Entrepreneur in that country in April 2013. The Entrepreneur was extradited to Ecuador, where is facing drug trafficking charges. By Dialogo October 31, 2013 The importance of cooperation Colombian and Ecuadorian security forces recently collaborated to capture a submarine that authorities suspect was being used to smuggle drugs. During a press conference in Cartagena, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano announced the seizure of the submarine on Oct. 20, 2013. Serrano was in the city for the 82nd General Assembly of Interpol. Serrano was joined at the press conference by Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón. Security forces from Ecuador seized the submarine under “Operation Progress,” Serrano said. In a separate operation, on Oct. 28, the Ecuadorian Coast Guard captured a speedboat allegedly carrying 468 kilograms of cocaine about 1,800 kilometers from the port of Esmeraldas. Two boat operators were arrested, authorities said. U.S. security forces assisted in the operation. In two separate operations, Ecuadorian security forces found a large amount of cocaine alkaloid at a port, and the Coastguard captured a speedboat allegedly carrying a large amount of cocaine. Large drug seizures in Ecuador On Oct. 30, agents with anti-narcotics division of the Attorney General’s office found 1.5 tons of cocaine alkaloid hidden inside a freight container at the port of Guayquil, Serrano announced through his Twitter account. “We must eradicate this crime that is destroying us,” Serrano wrote. The interior minister commended the work of the investigators who found the drugs. Security forces seized the cocaine alkaloid, which was hidden inside a container of pineapples and was bounded to Belgium. In September 2013, Ecuadorian security forces at the port discovered 30 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside a container of bananas. The container was destined for the Netherlands. On Oct. 28, the Ecuadorian Coastguard captured a speedboat allegedly carrying 468 kilograms of cocaine about 1,800 kilometers from the port of Esmeraldas. Two boat operators were arrested, authorities said. U.S. security forces assisted in the operation. last_img read more


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first_imgApr 17, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Poultry deaths due to the H5N1 avian influenza virus are spreading in some parts of the world as cases decline elsewhere.In Pakistan, the health of four poultry workers was being tracked following an outbreak of H5N1 on a farm near Islamabad, according to a story today by Reuters news service. About 3,500 birds on the farm were culled recently. Authorities were asking people in a 3-mile radius of the farm if they were experiencing any avian flu symptoms, the story said.Although they haven’t found any human infections since the poultry outbreaks began in February, officials expressed concern because a lack of resources is affecting monitoring, Reuters reported.”An effective system needs money, and that is what we don’t have,” said Rana Ikhlaq, deputy commissioner of the agriculture ministry.The Pakistani Agriculture Ministry confirmed the poultry outbreak on Sunday.Concerns about a potential outbreak in the West African country of Ivory Coast rose earlier this month when five dogs died after eating poultry carcasses from a large bird die-off in the town of Bondoukou, according to the Independent Online (IOL) Web site from South Africa. Bondoukou is 500 kilometers east of the city of Abidjan.Authorities in Ivory Coast today announced that local tests showed the outbreak was not related to the H5N1 virus, according to Today Online of Singapore. The tests were conducted at Bingerville laboratory in Abidjan. The results have not been confirmed at a World Health Organization (WHO) lab. In addition, authorities did not offer an explanation for the rapid deaths of more than 200 chickens found dead at the end of March in the village of Soko.Two villages in Cambodia have confirmed the influenza virus in poultry since Mar 20. About 700 birds were involved in an outbreak in Tuol Prich village in Kompong Speu province, and about 247 birds died or were culled in Kamakor village of Kompot province, Cambodian authorities confirmed Apr 13 in a report to the WorldOrganization for Animal Health (OIE).In Russia, the H5N1 virus is waning, according to a story today in Russian News and Information Agency Novosti (RIA Novosti).”The bird flu situation has now improved, and the number of quarantine zones has been sharply reduced,” Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev said. “Birds are being vaccinated in migration stopover areas for wild birds.”Fourteen towns in four regions continue to have avian flu outbreaks in Russia today, the agriculture ministry announced today, according to RIA Novosti. About 1.1 million birds have died and roughly another 300,000 have been culled, the story noted.See also: Apr 13 OIE report from Cambodiahttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/A2006_AI.phplast_img read more


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first_imgThe Bengals put together one of the worst offensive showings in recent “Monday Night Football” history, limping to a 27-3 blowout loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh.Cincinnati’s only points of the game came on a 28-yard field goal by Randy Bullock on the final down of a four-play drive in the first quarter. It was that kind of night for quarterback Andy Dalton and a once-potent roster that has regressed each year since 2015. Poor offensive line play and untimely penalties were the root causes of the team’s struggles. Dalton went down a whopping eight times for a loss of 69 yards against a relentless Pittsburgh defense. The 0-4 Bengals were also flagged eight times for 60 yards, pinning the Bengals into even deeper holes.A few more stats to tag along: Cincinnati averaged 2.3 yards per passing attempt (lowest in the NFL this season), 3.8 yards per rushing attempt, and went 0-for-3 in its red zone trips.Somehow, though, the Bengals won the time-of-possession battle, edging the Steelers by 28 seconds. So maybe the evening wasn’t a complete loss. MORE: Bengals vs. Steelers final score: Steelers defense shuts down Bengals in winTo put into context just how bad Cincinnati was offensively, we have to do some digging into recent “Monday Night Football” history. Since 2000, just five out of 650 teams playing on Monday night recorded three or fewer points while averaging three or fewer yards-per-play. The Bengals, of course, tallied three points against the Steelers and averaged 2.7 yards per play.Cincinnati’s drive chart from the dismal performance is below.Drive ResultDrive LengthPunt7 plays, 33 yardsField goal4 plays, 5 yardsPunt3 plays, -1 yardPunt3 plays, -5 yardsFumble9 plays, 46 yardsEnd of half3 plays, 17 yardsPunt3 plays, -11 yardsPunt6 plays, 2 yardsInterception16 plays, 67 yardsDowns11 plays, 19 yardsThe Bengals had as many drives totalling negative yards (three) as they did eclipsing 20 yards (three). Even their three “lengthy” drives resulted in a punt, fumble and interception. Only two drives went longer than eight plays; those possessions were the final two of the game and resulted in an interception and turnover on downs.last_img read more