Béla Fleck To Debut New Trio At Dave & Tim Mexico Event

first_imgThe second annual Dave & Tim event is just a few weeks away! Set for January 12-14, 2018, the all-inclusive concert vacation features three nights of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performing on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just steps away from the ocean. Additional artists include critically acclaimed hit-maker Brandi Carlile, 2016 Best Folk Album GRAMMY-winning banjo extraordinaire Béla Fleck, and sister trio Joseph, each set to open one night each of the 3 the nightly concerts. Additional unique performances including daytime poolside sets will be announced in the coming weeks.Béla Fleck was originally scheduled to perform with his wife Abigail Washburn, but she is unfortunately unable to make the event. In place of their duo set, Béla will debut a new trio. As the event notes, “Béla Fleck will be premiering a new trio collaboration with the incredible Antonio Sanchez and Mathew Brewer. Abigail Washburn sends her regrets that she is unable to attend.”Drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez (Bad Hombre) is known for his Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), as well as soundtracks composed for director Fernando León de Aranoa’s Política, Manual de Instrucciones, and EPIX network’s Get Shorty. His fervent solo drumming improvisations, infused with surreal electronic textures, create potent and volcanic modes of self-expression unique to him.World-renowned bassist Matt Brewer is known for his work with artists such as Greg Osby, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lee Konitz, David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Aaron Parks, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and many others. He is featured on dozens of recordings, including two on the Blue Note record label, “Channel Three” by Greg Osby, and “Avatar” by Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Matt has also led bands in New York, performing at venues such as the Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. His band was also featured at the New Mexico International Jazz Festival. He is an adjunct faculty member at The New School, has been a guest artist/teacher at the Banff Center, and has taught lessons and masterclasses across the globe.We can’t wait to hear what this trio is made of, and are counting down the days until Dave & Tim takeover Riviera Maya!This serene Caribbean getaway, designed in partnership with CID Presents, will offer guests a fully curated experience: exclusive access to three nights of beachside performances, all-inclusive food and drink, premium hotel accommodations, shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport and 24-hour concierge service. Guests can choose from a limited amount of remaining packages at five tropical resorts including the concert’s host resort, The Barcelo Maya.There will also be a variety of daily on-site activities, including daily sunrise and morning yoga sessions, paddleboard / kayak rentals, surfing contests and many more. Off-site adventures will include catamaran tours, zip-line & ATV tours, day trips to the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, journeys to Rio Secreto (an underground all water cave) and much more.For more information or to purchase ticket/accommodation packages for Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds’ Riviera Maya destination weekend, head to the event website.last_img read more

Judiciary adopts nine principles of professionalism

first_img Judiciary adopts nine principles of professionalism Judiciary adopts nine principles of professionalism November 1, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Florida’s judges have adopted nine principles of professionalism in an effort to encourage judges to serve as role models for the attorneys who appear before them.“We, as judges, cannot ask attorneys to hold themselves to a higher standard without first agreeing to do so ourselves,” said 15th Circuit Judge Peter D. Blanc, a member of the Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism. “Judges and lawyers together make up a community of practice. We work together for the common good and these Principles of Professionalism for Judges, coupled with the Ideals and Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, benefit not only those in this community of practice, but also those we serve.”The principles address those things not necessarily covered by existing rules that lawyers expect of good judges and judges expect of themselves.“Judges can be extremely effective role models for lawyers, law students, other judges, jurors, and all who come in contact with our courts,” said Edward Waller, a member of the commission. “Adoption of these Principles of Professionalism is clear and convincing evidence that judges are committed to furthering the cause of professionalism and, in the process, promoting respect for our entire justice system.”In September, the judges of the district courts of appeal throughout the state adopted the principles, which were previously adopted by both the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges and the Florida Conference of County Court Judges.The Principles of Professionalism for Florida Judges – written by Circuit Judge Robert K. Rouse, Jr., of Volusia County – include:• A judge should be courteous, respectful, and civil to lawyers, parties, witnesses, court personnel, and all other participants in the legal process.• A judge should maintain control of the proceedings, recognizing that judges have both the obligation and the authority to ensure that all proceedings are conducted with dignity and decorum.• While endeavoring to resolve disputes promptly and efficiently, a judge should be considerate of the time constraints and pressures imposed on lawyers, parties, and other participants in the legal process.• To the extent possible, a judge should be punctual in convening trials, hearings, meetings, and conferences, and should, when practicable, promptly notify those affected if the judge becomes aware that there will be a significant delay.• A judge should permit a lawyer or self-represented party to present a cause properly and to make a complete and accurate record.• A judge should not impugn the integrity or professionalism of any lawyer on the basis of the lawyer’s clients or cause.• A judge should refer to lawyers and adult parties and witnesses by surname preceded by the preferred title (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Miss, Dr.) or by professional title (counselor or doctor) when conducting a trial or hearing.• A judge should work cooperatively with other judges on matters relating to the availability of lawyers, parties, witnesses, or court resources, and the scheduling of proceedings.• A judge should be courteous and respectful to other judges in speech and in written decisions and opinions, mindful that a position articulated by another judge is the result of that judge’s earnest effort to interpret the law and the facts correctly.These principles are promulgated to encourage judges, including general magistrates, child support hearing officers, and traffic infraction hearing officers to fulfill their obligation to be civil and respectful to all persons with whom they deal in an official capacity, and to require similar conduct from others, according to the commission.The principles are aspirational, and do not alter the Code of Judicial Conduct or judges’ obligations thereunder, or create additional standards pursuant to which a judge may be disciplined.last_img read more

Barca president admits Xavi will become the club’s new boss soon

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes Xavi will manage the club ‘sooner or later’ with the pressure continuing to mount on current boss Quique Setien. The Catalan club’s iconic midfielder has been linked with a return to the Nou Camp having managed Qatari side Al-Sadd since 2019. Barcelona have struggled to impress during Setien’s short reign and have fallen behind rivals Real Madrid in the race for the league title. The situation, which has been coupled with lacklustre displays on the field and controversial moments off of it, have led to reports linking Xavi with a return to his boyhood club. However, while Xavi is one of the men to lead the race to replace Setien, Bartomeu insists that they are backing their current manager to succeed this season. Xavi has been learning the ropes at Qatari side Al-Sadd and has been linked with a return ‘Xavi will be Barca’s coach, sooner or later. But right now we are not looking for a coach, we are with Quique,’ he told TV3.Advertisement Read Also: Breaking: Man City floor UEFA at CAS ‘He has a lot of time for Riqui Puig and Ansu [Fati]. We have seen Pedri and [Francisco] Trincao in form, there is hope.’ Barcelona saw off Real Valladolid at the weekend but will need Real to slip up in their remaining three games if they are to win a third straight LaLiga title. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘Quique Setien will coach the team in the Champions League and these last two Liga games that are left. ‘We have had a very atypical season, we will play in August and he will be the coach. If we overcome Napoli, we will be in Lisbon. ‘Our will is to fulfil contracts and Setien has one. We went to Setien’s house to speak about the future, the plans for next season. He will probably be there and I am very interested to hear what he thinks. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeveslast_img read more

Rockets still a threat to beat Warriors — you’ve been warned by a West coach

first_imgBut Harden knows he needs to break out of his postseason inconsistency. He remains one of the league’s top fourth-quarter players and is capable of carrying the Rockets to late wins by himself. He has surged over the Rockets’ last 15 games: 10.7 points per fourth quarter, on 51.1 percent shooting and 41.5 percent 3-point shooting. He has not missed a fourth-quarter free throw since late January, a string of 27 straight.That’s what the Rockets will need from Harden in the playoffs. The team is playing its best here in the last few weeks, and if it can keep it up, Houston will be as much a threat to the Warriors as last season.And in some ways, the Rockets could be even more of a threat this time around. Even before the Rockets’ demolition of two East contenders on the road, in Boston on Sunday and in Toronto on Tuesday, one Western Conference assistant coach had a warning.”They have a better chance to win a championship now than they did last year,” the coach said. “The adversity has been good for them, I think. They were a good defensive team last year, but they could be soft. That was a fair criticism of them. They’re tougher now. They can take a blow and still win a game. “And they’re deeper. That bench is a much better group now. They can go eight or nine deep if they need to. I give them a better chance in the West than anyone besides the Warriors.”MORE: Three takeaways from Celtics’ win over WarriorsAfter seeing how the Rockets dismantled the Celtics and Raptors to win their fifth and sixth games in a row, withstanding second-half runs in both games, it’s hard to argue the coach’s assessment. Despite the Rockets’ shabby record when compared to last season’s 65-win steamroller (they’re on pace to win 50 games), this team is better and a bigger danger to keep the Warriors from their fifth straight Finals appearance.”It feels good to have mostly everybody back,” MVP candidate James Harden said after the win in Boston. “But we could catch a rhythm. We’ve been having a lot of injuries, a lot of ups and downs, but we’re finally catching a rhythm on both ends of the floor, and it feels good.”It was a hoops lifetime ago when the Rockets were sitting at 11-14, one of the league’s biggest disappointments. Since then, the roster has been overhauled, the team gradually has gotten healthy and Houston has shot from 14th in the conference to third.But that’s getting ahead of ourselves. We asked the coach to break down the Rockets lately and explain why they’re a threat to the Warriors. Here’s what we got…1. DepthCoach’s view: “I know everyone was surprised they let (Trevor) Ariza go, but watch the playoffs again last year. He was terrible. He was spent. So I think they’re better because they moved on from him and (Luc) Mbah a Moute. You still have Gerald Green, but now your bench is Austin Rivers, it’s (Kenneth) Faried, it’s (Iman) Shumpert. The supporting cast is that much better.”The facts: Ariza signed with Phoenix this summer, shunning the chance to return to Houston. He was bad in last year’s postseason, though, averaging 8.8 points and shooting 36.0 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from the 3-point line. Faried and Shumpert have been out lately, but Rivers has been solid since coming to Houston on Christmas (10.1 points in 31 games).Overall, the Rockets ranked 30th in bench points (26.0), bench field-goal percentage (39.9) and bench 3-point shooting (30.5) through Feb. 1. In 13 games since then, the bench is averaging 28.1 points, shooting 43.8 percent and making 36.9 percent of its 3-pointers. The reserves are a plus-3.6 over that span, second in the NBA, and the Rockets have gone 10-3.2. Chris Paul in the pick-and-rollCoach’s view: “Houston has two of the best pick-and-roll players of the last 10 years (Paul and Harden). But I think Paul in the pick-and-roll with Harden off the ball and (Clint) Capela as the roll man, that is a devastating play and it exposes some weaknesses with the Warriors. They have to play small against Houston. “I don’t think (DeMarcus) Cousins is much of a factor in a Rockets-Warriors series. Just attack him in the pick-and-roll, and he’s got to come out. That’s how Houston beat them without Harden (on Feb. 23).”The facts: Paul did rack up 17 assists in the Rockets’ win over the Warriors in late February, and the Rockets were up, 3-2, in the conference finals last year when Paul was injured and missed the final two games, both Houston losses.But Paul had struggles against Golden State in that series, shooting 40.7 percent from the field and averaging 19.8 points with 4.6 assists. It’s likely the Warriors will come up with different ways to wear out Paul over a seven-game series, but the more the Golden State defense focuses on Paul, the better it is for the other Rockets.  3. DefenseCoach’s view: “If you look at them start-to-finish last year, they were a good defensive team. But they had holes, and they had some struggles in the playoffs that the Warriors were able to exploit. This team has gotten better defensively as the year has gone on. They’ve gotten better defensive players, tougher guys, and they’ve finally had time to play together.”I think they will be at their peak defensively when the playoffs come. That’s different than last year.”The facts: The Rockets were seventh in the NBA in defensive efficiency last season, with a rating of 105.6. In the playoffs, that bumped up to a defensive rating of 106.4.This year, through the first 59 games, the team’s defensive rating was 112.7, 27th in the NBA. In their last 13 games, the Rockets have a defensive rating of 108.9, which ranks eighth in the league. It’s a small sample size, but the Houston defense does appear pointed in the right direction.4. James Harden (obviously)Coach’s view: “His numbers speak for themselves, but I think you have to worry about his stamina in the playoffs, and that is something that could be trouble. He’s had some terrible shooting games in the playoffs. But, I mean, he is 29, so it is kind of getting to be now or never for him. He has to be more consistent in the playoffs because physical wear and tear is only going to get worse on him.”He’s been really good in the clutch. He makes big shots. He makes his free throws. He has to carry that into the playoffs and keep his consistency going.”The facts: The workload Harden carries in Houston hurts him in the playoffs. He has averaged 27.6 points in 38.1 minutes in six postseasons as a Rocket but has shot only 41.2 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from the 3-point line. He’s failed to crack 30 percent from the arc in his last two playoff appearances (27.8 percent in 2017 and 29.9 percent in 2018), and there could be more of that ahead, as Harden leads the league in minutes per game (37.5) and is on pace to have the second-highest single-season usage percentage of all time (40.5).last_img read more