Naughty Professor Shares New Single “Darker Daze” Featuring J5’s Chali 2na [Watch]

first_imgNew Orleans-born jazz-funk outfit Naughty Professor just released a new single and video in collaboration with legendary Chali 2na of Jurassic 5. “Darker Daze” features a guest appearance by New Orleans-based vocalist and guitarist Dexter Gilmore. The track is the second single released off Naughty Professor and Chali 2na’s forthcoming collaborative album, Identity, due out later in 2017, which is set to feature Ivan Neville, Benny Bloom, Mike Dillon, members of The Soul Rebels, and other collaborators.“Darker Daze” is highly political and was intentionally released this week in anticipation of the presidential transition. From the press release, drummer Sam Shahin noted: “Darker Daze” plays on an obvious double entendre that represents the confines placed on marginalized people throughout the history and development of organized government in the United States. As these confines became less physical and less embedded into the written law, the daze of these confines emanated into the systematic power structures and societal norms. Some say things have been uncovered recently, we say the daze has thickened to the point that even those with weak vision can’t help but feel it shrouding the move of every American.Chali 2na had this to add: “Darker Daze” is a song that reflects the opinions, predictions, and fears of people who are against a Donald Trump led America. Basically, “Darker Daze” is our way of saying, whether you like it or not, fasten your seat belts because there will be turbulence! The Naughty Professor family created the inspiration and the vessel to convey this concept and I am happy to have been a part of this collaboration.You can listen to the track and watch Naughty Professor and Chali 2na’s collaboration below. With the release of the new single, Naughty Professor also dropped their 2017 Winter Tour dates, which can be found below the video. More information and tickets can be found on the band’s website.Naughty Professor Winter 2017 Tour Dates1/27/17 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX1/28/17 – Brass Hall – Marble Falls, TX2/4/17 – Martin’s – Jackson, MS2/11/17 – Blue Nile – New Orleans, LA2/17/17 – Broadway Oyster Bar – St. Louis, MO2/18/17 – Schuba’s Tavern w/ NastySnacks, Funk Trek – Chicago, IL3/4/17 – Punta Gorda Funkfest – Punta Gorda, FL3/5/17 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL3/16/17 – Dunedin Brewery – Dunedin, FL3/17/17 – Pi on Broadway – Ocala, FL3/18/17 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA3/22/17 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC3/23/17 – American Beauty – New York, NY3/24/17 – Thunder Road – Boston, MA3/25/17 – Nectar’s w/ Rumblecat – Burlington, VT3/27/17 – Bryac – Bridgeport, CT3/28/17 – The 8 X 10 – Baltimore, MD3/29/17 – James Street Gastropub – Pittsburgh, PA3/30/17 – Asheville Music Hall w/ Stoop Kids – Asheville, NC3/31/17 – Hogs For The Cause – New Orleans, LAlast_img read more

Students to fast in solidarity with Haiti

first_imgWith relief efforts continuing two years after a major earthquake hit Haiti, students can fast from food, Facebook or other luxuries for 24 hours in a show of solidarity with the island nation. The Fast For Haiti, sponsored by Friends of the Orphans (FOTO), started after a 2010 earthquake rocked the Caribbean country, FOTO president Erin Wright said. “It’s a 24-hour fast in solidarity with the Haitian people,” she said. “We started the spring after the earthquake and we’ve done it the past three years because there is still a lot of relief needed.” The fast is not just centered on food. The event begins with an opening prayer service tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Chapel and concludes with a Mass on April 4 at 5 p.m. Following Mass, there will be a dinner in the Coleman-Morse lounge for students to break their fast, Wright said. “People don’t have to fast from food,” Wright said. “They can fast from their phone, fast from snacks, basically whatever they feel like they can do.” The purpose of the event is to raise awareness for Haiti’s restoration and money to help the country rebuild, Wright said. Wright said one of the biggest problems Haiti currently faces is controlling the outbreak of disease isn the post-earthquake environment. “Cholera is a problem,” she said. “Rebuilding is a problem.” To assist in development in Haiti, fundraising for the event benefits an orphanage and medical mission, Wright said. “All the money raised will go to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Haiti, which is affiliated with St. Luke’s medical mission,” she said. The money sent to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH) Haiti will go towards the orphanage and its programs, and funds sent to St. Luke’s medical mission will assist cholera relief, as well as basic medical needs, Wright said. “The first year after the earthquake, the money [sent to the medical mission] was mostly used to help with injuries from that, but now it’s mostly used for cholera relief,” she said. Wright said FOTO is very active in other countries, like Honduras, the club supports nine different orphanages, including the one in Haiti. She said the others helped NPH Haiti following the earthquake. “After the earthquake, each NPH home rallied and all pulled together and were able to create a lot of support for NPH Haiti,” she said. During the 24 hours of the fast, participants will receive reflections and information about the situation in Haiti via e-mail. “[The reflections] are all a little different,” she said. “Some are from people who have been to Haiti. One we’ve used is [from] the director of St. Luke medical mission … We also use different prayers, ideas and thoughts about the event.” To participate in the Fast for Haiti, sign up online at read more

Vermont gasoline prices near national average

first_imgAverage retail gasoline prices in Vermont have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.89/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.90/g, according to gasoline price website the change in gas prices in Vermont during the past week, prices yesterday were 84.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 7.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 84.3 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.Source: 5.3.2010last_img

NLCS Game 4 Dodgers highlights: Bellinger, Turner hit HRs, Baez hits a pair

first_imgFINAL 5th InningIn the bottom of the inning, Baez hit his second home run of the game against Alex Wood. 8th Inning First inning Third inningCody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers answered right back with a home run in response to the solo home run by Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs.center_img 9th inning The Cubs scored the first two runs of the game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Warriors Report: Steve Kerr doesn’t expect any trades at deadline

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors finished practice Monday afternoon in anticipation for Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.Here’s everything you need to know from the session. Kerr doesn’t anticipate any trades at the deadlineWhile NBA executives around the league prep for an entertaining trade deadline Thursday (noon, Pacific), coach Steve Kerr doesn’t expect his team to make any moves. “I think the chances of us making a trade is highly unlikely,” Kerr said Monday.For the …last_img

Nov. 8 report negative for soybeans and wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileWith rains across the Midwest during the last half of October delaying harvest, a common thread of anticipation for this report suggested both U.S. corn and soybean yields would be reduced. The Nov. 8 report was negative for soybeans and wheat. Early gains in corn of 7 cents quickly evaporated.Many traders had also expected China’s soybean imports to be reduced. Various reports in recent weeks have suggested that China would be reducing the amount of protein used in their hog rations. This potential ration change has been discussed for months, it is not new news. USDA put their soybean imports with this report at 90 million tons. Last month it was 94 million tons. The June report estimated China’s soybean imports at 103 million tons.Soybean production was 4.60 billion bushels, the yield was 52.1 bushels per acre, and ending stocks were 955 million bushels. Last month the soybean production was 4.690 billion bushels with a yield of 53.1 bushels. Soybean exports were cut 160 million bushels. Ending stocks were up 70 million bushels.USDA’s corn production was 14.626 billion bushels with a yield at 178.9. Last month it was 14.778 billion bushels and a yield of 180.7 per acre. Corn ending stocks were 1.736 billion bushels. Ending stocks last month were 1.813 billion bushels.Just prior to the noon report, corn was up 3 cents, soybeans down 3 cents, and wheat was up 1 cent. Following the report, corn was down 2 cents, soybeans down 14 cents, and wheat was down 5 cents.Ohio producers continue to fight to get their remaining corn and soybean acres harvested. Rains that came on Monday for many were heavier than expected, already adding to high frustration levels with harvest not yet wrapped up. Across Ohio more rain is expected.Earlier this week USDA estimated the U.S. corn harvest at 76%. The 5-year average is 77% completed. Last year, corn harvested was just 68%. Soybean harvest this week was 83% while the 5-year average is 89%. Last year the soybean harvest was 89% complete.While not report day driven, farmers and many others want the U.S. Farm Bill to get wrapped up as soon as possible. In this fashion, producers can know what to expect. The goal has to be for this session of Congress to complete the Farm Bill. Otherwise, you have a crop of dozens of brand new legislators to be educated on this process. That scenario only drags out the process by months and into next spring.On trade it has already been suggested that with the U.S. House of Representatives now in the hands of the Democrats, they will be equally tough on the trade issues with China.last_img read more

Solar Decathlon 2011: Tidewater Virginia

first_imgLive at the International Builder’s ShowThe Unit 6 shell The house also is equipped with a 4′ x 10′ flat-plate solar thermal collector and 50-gallon hot water storage tank. When necessary, a separate in-line system kicks in to heat the water just before it reaches the fixtures. Mechanical equipment also includes a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim minisplit heat-pump system, with one outdoor unit and two concealed, ducted indoor units, with a total capacity of 22,000 Btu/hour. A variety of insulation strategies will bring the floor to R-35, the exterior walls to R-28, and the roof to slightly more than R-40. Project manager John Whitelaw points out that closed-cell spray polyurethane foam is being used to help seal the shell while providing thermal resistance of R-6 to the floor, R-14 to the walls, R-21 to most of the ceiling, and the full R-40 in the part of the sloped roof framed with 6-in. laminated-veneer beams. In addition to the 1 in. of spray foam used to seal and partially insulate the floor, high-performance EcoBatt will be installed to hit the R-30 value. On the exterior walls, batt insulation fills the rest of the 2×6 framing to bring that part of the enclosure to the R-28 level. The walls will be sheathed in paintable medium-density-overlay plywood. The pitched roof will be covered with thermoplastic polyolefin membrane and raised-seam sheet metal, while the flat roof, which is insulated inside with dense-packed cellulose and 1 in. of polyisocyanurate board outside the sheathing, will be covered with a white membrane to reflect sunlight. MORE INFORMATION Team Tidewater Solar Decathlon Web page DOE Web page for Team Tidewater GBA Resource Guide for 2011 Solar Decathlon Sealing and selling potential The team selected custom windows and exterior doors from Henselstone, based in Amissville, Virginia. Most of the windows will be triple-pane, although three on the south-facing wall will be double-pane units that offer a high solar heat-gain coefficient. While two large horizontal windows serving the building’s porch/sunspace area are motorized to open and close on a vertical track, the rest operate either as tilt/turn casement windows or tilt/turn hopper windows. In an e-mail about project details, Whitelaw says the team expects good results in blower-door tests. “Since our windows and doors are virtually airtight and the sheathing is all insulated with a coat of spray foam, our only major sources of unintended infiltration will be penetrations for the dryer vent, plumbing, and electrical wiring,” he writes, adding that results should be between 0.6 and 1.0 air changes per hour at 50 Pascal pressure difference. For transport, the building will break up into three modules, plus the roof assembly. Construction costs are expected to be competitive. The team estimates that an independent contractor could build the house for between $250,000 and $300,000, Whilelaw adds. Team Tidewater Virginia set out to build a house that will work exceptionally well as a stand-alone home. The modular house is also designed to work as one of six units in a multifamily project being designed for the Park Place neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. One key to bringing the project to life has been the team’s ability to see its multifamily project in Norfolk and its single-family Solar Decathlon entry as completely compatible, rather than divergent, enterprises. A collaboration of students and faculty at Old Dominion University and Hampton University, the team fittingly calls its Decathlon house Unit 6, and the team members seem almost as excited about eventually merging the house with the multifamily project as they are about showing off the building on the National Mall. Almost. At the Decathlon, though, Unit 6 will present as a 971-sq.-ft. one-bedroom home whose performance and amenities are being finely tuned to Washington’s fall climate and the expectations of the experts and regular folks touring the building. Its 2.64-kW photovoltaic array, for example, is designed to provide net-zero-energy performance on an annual basis in Norfolk, although it will accommodate seasonal conditions during the competition with an additional, 1.38-kW parallel array that will be installed on a flat-roof section of the building.last_img read more

Cine Gear 2017: New Cameras, Lenses, and Accessories

first_imgPanavision DXL Artiste Lenses and AccessoriesA year after announcing the revolutionary DXL camera from Panavision and RED, the camera earned quite a few upgrades and updates.The Primo Artiste lenses offer fast wireless control over focus while covering the full 8K HDR image. The Primo viewfinder is the world’s first HDR OLED viewfinder. Also announced: a new PX-Pro color spectrum filter, the DXL Control iPhone app, and updated firmware.Read more about the updates to the Panavision DXL at No Film School.What are your thoughts on the latest camera announcements? Let us know in the comments. Canon and Panasonic go head-to-head with their latest cameras, and Sony and Panavision announce major updates to their cine cameras.Several major camera manufacturers compete for the best of Cine Gear, and shooters everywhere are the real winners. Let’s dive into the announcements from Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and Panavision.Canon C200Canon came out swinging with the announcement of the 4K- and RAW-capable Canon C200. The camera uses Cinema RAW Light to capture RAW footage on CFast 2.0 cards, giving users up to fifteen minutes of RAW footage on a 128GB card.Here is a glimpse at the specs:Internal 4K (up to 4096×2160) recording with Cinema RAW Light or MP4 formatContinuous 120fps (maximum) high frame rate with no crop at full HD15 stops dynamic range with Cinema RAW LightDual Pixel CMOS AF with touch control and manual assist functionsDual DIGIC DV6 image processorNew touch screen monitorOptional EVF10 stops of ND densityAvailable July 2017$7,499 fully equipped ($5,999 body only)Read more about the Canon C200 here.Panasonic AU-EVA1Not to be outdone, Panasonic later announced the impressive EVA1 Super35 camera. The new Panasonic camera comes with a native EF mount, and it can capture crisp 4K footage up to 60fps using its 5.7K sensor.Take a look at the camera in this video from Cinema5D.Here are the Panasonic AU-EVA1 specs:5.7K sensorSuper 35mm-sized sensor4K, UHD and HD at 60p2K and HD up to 240pEF-mountND filter wheel in 2, 4, and 6 stops, plus IR filterDual Native ISOV-Log/V-GamutDual XLR InputAvailable Fall 2017Under $8,000 (body only)Read more about the Panasonic AU-EVA1 here.Sony Announces Full Frame CineAltaDuring Cine Gear 2017, Sony sent out a press release announcing a new full-frame CineAlta camera. While they haven’t announced the camera’s name or released any photos, they did mention that their engineers are researching the body in collaboration with cinematographers, directors, and DITs.Here are the CineAlta specs they were willing to announce:Full Frame 36x24mm sensor exclusively designed for this digital motion picture cameraAspect ratio agnostic — including full frame, Super35 4K 4-perf 4:3 anamorphic and 4K spherical 3-perf 17:9Maintains the workflow established with Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVCCompatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards).last_img read more