Tune In For Oteil Burbridge’s Interview With NYT Best-Selling Author Alan Paul Tonight!

first_imgBack in mid-December, Oteil Burbridge, bassist for Allman Brothers Band and Dead & Company, announced that he’d be participating in an intimate live interview hosted by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul. Dubbed “Backstory: An evening of conversation and music with Oteil Burbridge,” the interview is a special event presented by BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine and will see Oteil discussing his new album, Water In The Desert, and sharing stories from the road.Scheduled to go down at New York City’s The Cutting Room today, the interview will be live streamed for free for those who did not secure tickets to the intimate event. You can check out the interview at 6:30 p.m. (EST) on Guitar World’s website.last_img read more

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Gallas, Saha, Others Confirmed for Yobo Centenary Game

first_imgGallas is a former Chelsea and France defender, who helped the Blues win back-to-back the English Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho in 2005 and 2006. He is also a former Arsenal, Tottenham and Perth Glory (Australia) player who called time on a glittering career after 84 caps for France. He retired from the game two years ago.Saha, Yobo’s former teammate at Everton is also a French former professional footballer. Saha was capped 20 times for the French national team. He moved over to Goodison Park after four and half years at Old Trafford.Also, Everton and United States of America goalkeeper, Tim Howard is also listed for the Garden City football fiesta.Howard is an iconic figure in U.S. soccer, especially after his epic performance in the 2014 World Cup, when he delivered a 15-save effort in the round-of-16 defeat against Belgium.He has also been a mainstay for the Toffees, logging more than 400 appearances in all competitions.The 36-year-old signed a four-year contract in 2014 with the intention of staying at Everton until the 2018 World Cup but has endured some shaky performances this season and recently lost his spot in the starting lineup to Joel Robles.The fourth player to also confirm his presence in Nigeria to honour Yobo is another Everton and South African star, Steven Pienaar. He was captain of the Bafana Bafana, until October 2012.Earlier, Yobo’s former Everton teammate Wayne Rooney and African greats Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, plus a host of other international football personalities have all shown interests in honouring the Ogoni-born star who amassed 100 international caps, scoring seven goals in a career that spanned 13 years.He featured at three FIFA World Cups and six AFCON tournaments, leading Nigeria to victory in his last outing in South Africa.Some of the corporate bodies who have indicated their support for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game include, Sifax Group, NICON Insurance and Beko Electronics Ltd.The testimonial game which is being put together by the Joseph Yobo Foundation in partnership with the Rivers State Government will be an occasion to celebrate a worthy son of the state who had a distinguished career.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeFour more top players from Europe including William Gallas, Louis Saha, Tim Howard and Steven Pienaar have been booked on the flight to Port Harcourt for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game, the befitting testimonial match planed to mark the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from football on May 27.Yobo’s associate and former Super Eagles player, Waidi Akanni, confirmed yesterday that plans for a befitting testimonial was on course with the quality of players who have confirmed their presence in Port Harcourt.“It is becoming very exciting the number of top players who have confirmed their readiness to be in Nigeria for the Yobo testimonial. I can assure you that before that date in May, more top players are going to be unveiled,” stressed Akanni.last_img read more

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Devolve Senate into One Committee, Two Senators Urge To Intensify Anti-Ebola Fight

first_imgLofa and Rivercess County  Senators, George T. Tengbeh and Dallas A.V. Gueh, have suggested that the plenary of the Senate devolve into a single committee to address issues relating to the fight against the Ebola virus disease.According to the communication authored by the two Senators, “Our  suggestion in no way suggests  that we do not need the various committees to do their work, but the sole purpose of the state of emergency is for the Liberian Senate to provide rigorous oversight in its quest to defeat the virus.”The lawmakers reminded their colleagues that despite the intervention of government and the international community in the fight of Ebola, “there are still lapses and challenges, such as the continued suspension of health workers despite the shortage of manpower in that area.”The Senators further made reference to the threat of strike action by health workers for pay and improved working conditions; while according to them, patients are threatening to leave the Ebola Treatment Units (ETU), because of hunger and the lack of adequate medical care.Despite massive international interventions, the lawmakers charged, the virus is still spreading exponentially, while they believe the task force response to death (for testing) and the sick (for transportation) to isolation centers is disappointingly slow.“We are of the strong conviction that a strong oversight in this fight will go a long way in curbing the rise and exportation of this disease. As such, we further suggest that the Senate be briefed weekly, when we are presented with where we are succeeding and areas that are still posing challenges in this fight.  This will enable us find a workable strategy that will ensure success.”In the debate that followed, Bomi County Senator Sando Dazoe Johnson  placed the difficulty in containing the Ebola epidemic on the shoulders of Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale. Senator Johnson appealed to President of the Senate, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, who presided at yesterday’s sitting, to appeal to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ask Minister Gwenigale to reinstate the two dismissed health workers’ leaders.In even stronger language, Bong County Senator Henry W. Yallah lamented that because of the attitude of the Senate to take decisive actions on some important issues, he sometimes finds it difficult to come to plenary.“Our colleagues have two major issues in their communication, such as the constitution of the Senate into one single committee to approach the Ebola issue, and the issue of the Executive Branch of government’s unwillingness to implement decisions emanating from the Senate against senior members of the executive.”It was then decided that the communication, like all others that contain Ebola-related issues, be sent to the Committee on Health, chaired by Senator Peter Coleman,  for further deliberation with a final report to the plenary on Thursday.In a related development, Senator Coleman yesterday informed the Senate that Health Minister Dr. Gwenigale will appear before his committee today to discuss several issues relating to the Ebola fight.­­ Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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