AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets under way this weekend, the first since Hurricane Katrina, with more headliners and more emotion than in other years through its 35 year history. From Bruce Springsteen to Elvis Costello, Fats Domino and Bob Dylan, the Dave Matthews Band and Paul Simon, Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffet, 90 percent of the performers this year are from Louisiana. Hometowner, Ani DiFranco will make her comeback after a year without performing due to tendinitis in her wrists.The New Orleans Jazz Festival generally draws around 400,000 people and boosts the city’s economy by up to $300 million dollars. ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________”It is an economic engine, it’s an emotional engine and it is a celebration of the culture we are,” said a festival spokesperson to the BBC. More than 350 bands will perform on 10 stages over the next two weekends until May 7. Listen to internet streaming performances live on the web both Sundays that will include Dr. John, Paul Simon, and Springsteen courtesy of MSN Music. Check listings.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Kurt RoseneKurt W. Rosene, formerly Senior Vice President of The Alter Group, has transitioned to his new role as head of NOVO Development, LLC, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. Although leaving as a full-time employee of The Alter Group, Rosene will continue to assist The Alter Group’s western region developments, including its signature Phoenix development, Riverwalk Arizona, a 176-acre mixed-use business park in Scottsdale. Michael J. Alter, president of The Alter Group, made the announcement.“We are excited for Kurt who spent 24 years with our company,” said Alter. “During this period, he established himself as one of the nation’s premier development experts with an extraordinary mix of transactional acumen and the ability to shepherd large, complex mixed-use developments across multiple business cycles.”“I have had an incredible experience with The Alter Group,” said Rosene. ”Although the timing is right to move on to my own company, I look forward to continuing to assist The Alter Group with many of their developments here in the Valley and I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship.”The Alter Group projects in Phoenix include Riverwalk Arizona, a 176-acre mixed-use development in Scottsdale; Corridors – Phoenix, an 80-acre business park in Phoenix; and the Arizona Health & Technology Park, a 50-acre medical office and biomedical research park in Mesa, Ariz.Riverwalk Arizona received national attention in publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal because of its distinction as one of the country’s largest developments on Native American land. Riverwalk Arizona, which will yield an estimated 1,500,000 SF of corporate office and retail space, and create up to 15,000 new jobs, is set on prime land owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, home to the Pima and Maricopa Indians, descendants of the ancient Hohokam Indians.
The Team arrived on 1 May for the recount exercise, which began on 6 May and ended on 9 June with the final certification. 15 June 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited You may be interested in… The Secretary-General thanked the team for the commitment, professionalism and integrity with which they undertook an arduous task over the past six weeks. Chair of CARICOM, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados thanked the team for their service to Guyana and the wider Community, particularly being away from their families at this difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct 6, 2020 Guyana gets new PresidentPresidential candidate of the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali was sworn in as Guyana’s ninth Executive President on Sunday. The swearing-in brought an end to a protracted period of challenges to the results of the 2 March General and Regional elections. It was done shortly after the Guyana…August 2, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM Observer Team for Guyana Elections Recount arrivesThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Observer Team for the recount of Guyana’s Regional and General Elections arrived in Guyana Friday afternoon. The three-member Team is led by Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies (UWI), and includes Mr. John Jarvis, Commissioner…May 1, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM Chairman engages key stakeholders during Guyana visitCARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, paid a visit to Guyana on Monday during which, among other things, she engaged CARICOM Secretariat staff and was awarded the Order of Roraima by the President of Guyana. The Chairman was met on arrival in Guyana by Foreign Minister Dr Karen…February 4, 2020In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 6, 2020 CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th… The Team was led by Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies (UWI), and included Mr. John Jarvis, Commissioner of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission and Mr. Sylvester King, Deputy Supervisor of Elections of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Aug 29, 2020 CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda The Report has been submitted to Prime Minister Mottley and to Madame Justice (Ret’d.) Singh. Sep 16, 2020 A Team was invited to scrutinise the recount by the Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission, (GECOM), Madame Justice (Ret) Claudette Singh. Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Monday 15 June, 2020 received the Report of the CARICOM Observer Team which observed the recount of the General and Regional Elections held in Guyana on 2 March, 2020. CARICOM celebrates Jamaica’s 58th Independence Anniversary The need for a CARICOM Observer Team was agreed upon by the leaders of the two main political parties in Guyana following their discussions with Prime Minister Mottley and Secretary-General LaRocque.