Turkuaz is a complete force to be reckoned with. While the funk powerhouse stands strong on their own, they of course get stronger with numbers. Percussionist Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy will be joining the 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from now until December 4th. Currently on tour with The New Mastersounds, the nation sweeping tour will make stops at The Fillmore in San Francisco, Park West in Chicago, the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, Terminal 5 in New York City, and beyond.It’s safe to assume these shows will sell out quickly, so we recommend you get your tickets on the fly!
Image via Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo / Flickr.comALBANY (AP) — New York expects to have received 930,000 coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of next week, a supply that should be used in an inoculation push at nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.Cuomo told reporters he’s asking health care providers to work through the holidays in hopes of vaccinating all nursing home residents and staffers. He said about 50,000 people have received doses so far.“I understand it’s been a long year and everybody needs time off,” Cuomo said. “But we are in a foot race.”He added, “A vaccine is the best gift you could give a nursing home resident.” Nationally and in New York, deaths are on the rise: COVID-19 has killed about 320,000 Americans and counting. Cuomo said New York recorded another 139 deaths Monday.More than 2,200 people with COVID-19 have died in hospitals and nursing homes in New York since Thanksgiving. There had been about 1,900 deaths reported from June through October.Still, New York is among the vast majority of states that have seen falling or flattening COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past week, according to the COVID Tracking Project.Hospitals in New York are now caring for 6,661 COVID-19 patients, according to the latest numbers — up 34% from 14 days ago, compared to 9% from seven days ago.The governor said he’s hopeful that hospitalizations are leveling off, with an average of 750 patients hospitalized each day over the past week. But he also urged New Yorkers to avoid gatherings for Christmas and New Year’s.“Celebrate smart,” the Democrat said. “Stop shutdowns.”In New York, an average of 10,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 each day over the past week. That’s virtually flat from a week ago but still up 8% from two weeks ago. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
January 15, 2002 Regular News FLREA wins bid to host national mock trial finals FLREA wins bid to host national mock trial finals The best and brightest high school “lawyers” in America will gather in Florida in two years to compete in the National High School Mock Trial Championship.The Florida Law Related Education Association was recently awarded the opportunity to host this student academic program, which will be held in Orlando May 7-9, 2004.“The mock trial experience gives high school students the opportunity to challenge their analytical abilities and learn how to think on their feet in a challenging environment,” said Annette Boyd Pitts, FLREA’s executive director.FLREA has sponsored the Florida High School Mock Trial Competition for the past 11 years.Pitts said the national competition will draw more than 1,500 students, teachers, attorney-coaches, and sponsors from over 45 states and U.S. territories. Teams of six to eight students prepare as lawyers and witnesses to argue both sides of a fictitious case. Attorney-coaches and teachers prepare the students for competition, but once the trial begins the students are on their own to present the case before the judge and scoring jury, Pitts said.“The mock trial program has a definite impact,” Pitts said. “Data from previous years shows that over 95 percent of the students participating agreed or strongly agreed that participating in the program helped them increase their knowledge and understanding of the trial process and courts system.”FLREA’s Associate Director Ernest Abisellán said students who participate in the program gain improved public speaking skills and confidence, and it helps increase their respect for the legal system and legal professionalism.“The mock trial program sparks an interest in many students to pursue a career in law,” Abisellán said.“This academic competition serves as a vehicle for positive student interaction with our courts,” Abisellán said. “The program helps high school students understand the administration of justice and the framework for judicial decision-making.”Abisellán said Florida’s annual mock trial program would not be possible without the generous donation of time and funding from the lawyers of Florida, where hundreds of lawyers annually volunteer their time to advise, coach, and judge the Florida mock trial competitions held throughout the state.He said staging the 2004 National High School Mock Trial Championship — set for the Orange County Courthouse — will require more than 400 attorney volunteers during the three-day event.“Your financial support also is needed to make this national event possible,” Abisellán said. “Individual and firm donations will be accepted.”Abisellán said all donations will be recognized in printed materials and those who contribute will be honored at the national banquet. To learn more about the program, contact Abisellán at (850) 386-8223 or e-mail: [email protected]