The Revivalists recently performed a career-highlighting set on the main Acura Stage at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last weekend. Only a few days later, they learned that their single “Wish I Knew You” hit #1 on Alternative Radio this week and set a new record for most single-week spins ever on the platform. It’s safe to say the NOLA-based septet is on the right path.Yesterday, frontman Dave Shaw and guitarist Zack Feinberg stopped by Paste Magazine‘s New York City office to deliver an acoustic, stripped-down performance of “Wish I Knew You,” along with “Hurricane Winslow” from 2010’s Vital Signs, and “It Was A Sin” from 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains, complete with song commentary.Next up for the band is a performance at The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA (outside Philadelphia) tomorrow, May 12th, before heading to Atlanta for their set at Shaky Knees Music Festival this Saturday, May 13th. F0r a full list of upcoming dates, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.
By Dialogo August 08, 2013 In February 2013 the government enacted the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Act which prohibits all forms of trafficking and prescribes punishments of one to eight years’ imprisonment, up to 12 years’ imprisonment if the victim is a child, and up to 25 years’ imprisonment in cases involving sexual assault or other aggravating circumstances. This law repealed and replaced the government’s previous anti-trafficking law. Notably, the new law elevated the offense of trafficking from a “summary offence” tried in the lower courts to an indictable offense tried before the Supreme Court. The prescribed maximum penalty of eight years’ imprisonment, up to 25 years’ imprisonment in some cases, is sufficiently stringent and commensurate with other serious crimes. During the reporting period, the government also passed the 2013 Commercial Sexual Exploitation Children (Prohibition) Act that criminalizes the facilitation of prostitution of children under 18 years of age. Additionally, sex trafficking and forced labor of Belizean and foreign women and girls, primarily from Central America, occurs in bars, nightclubs, and brothels throughout the country. Children and adults working in the agricultural and fishing sectors in Belize are vulnerable to forced labor. Forced labor has been identified in the service sector among the South Asian and Chinese communities in Belize, primarily in restaurants and shops with owners from the same country. In terms of prevention, the government continued to coordinate Belize’s anti-trafficking programs through an anti-trafficking committee of 13 agencies and NGOs chaired by a senior Ministry of Human Development official. During the year, the committee released a 2012-2014 anti-trafficking national strategic plan, which outlined steps to guide, monitor, and evaluate the government’s anti-trafficking efforts. The recently passed anti-trafficking law institutionalized interagency cooperation on trafficking in Belize by formalizing the role and responsibilities of the anti-trafficking coordination committee. The government continued its awareness campaign in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Hindi. The report recommends that Belize proactively implement the recently passed anti-trafficking law by aggressively investigating and prosecuting forced labor and sex trafficking offenders, including officials complicit in trafficking; take steps to ensure the effective prohibition of the commercial sexual exploitation of children; seek criminal punishment for any guilty trafficking offender; monitor human trafficking trial procedures, and ensure trafficking offenders receive sentences that are proportionate to the gravity of the crime; complete the anti-trafficking committee’s development and implementation of formal procedures to guide officials in proactively identifying victims of sex trafficking and forced labor, including among migrant laborers and people in prostitution, and refer them for care; continue to increase partnerships with NGOs to address reintegration of trafficking victims in Belize; ensure identified foreign victims are not penalized for crimes, such as immigration violations, committed as a direct result of being subjected to human trafficking; and implement a targeted campaign educating domestic and foreign communities about forced domestic service and other types of forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and other forms of human trafficking. The number of traffic convictions or sentences is not included, and it’s the most important indicator. According to the Trafficking in Persons Report published in June 2013 by the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Belize does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government enacted an anti-trafficking law late in the reporting period that raised penalties for human trafficking offenses. It also enacted a law prohibiting and punishing the commercial sexual exploitation of children under the age of 18. Belize is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. A common form of human trafficking in Belize is the coerced prostitution of children, often occurring through parents pushing their children to provide sexual favors to older men in exchange for school fees, money, and gifts. Child sex tourism, involving primarily U.S. citizens, has been identified as an emerging trend in Belize.
Published on April 3, 2016 at 1:06 am Contact Alexa: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ A piece of paper that read “Reserved for Chancellor” was taped to a small table in the Schine Student Center on Saturday night. A student sat on the chair before it, eyes set on the projector showing Syracuse in a hopeful but ultimately hopeless battle against North Carolina.The actual chancellor of Syracuse University spent the majority of the first half pacing the perimeter between the food court area of Schine Dining and the dining area. He cheered and clapped quietly when the men’s basketball team scored, but his nervousness showed as he moved from place to place, at one point receding behind the curtain separating the food court and dining area.Syverud said he’d been nervous that way twice before in the Tournament, and the team had turned it around both those times. But Syracuse couldn’t turn it around on Saturday.Despite Syracuse’s unsuccessful attempts to play catch-up for the majority of the game, the nervous energy in Schine remained hopeful. Every SU point resulted in claps and cheers, and, eventually, the sighs and groans for every North Carolina point quieted down. Watch party attendees even giggled at a slow-motion shot of men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim closing his eyes and breathing out in exasperation.Some students were there because they thought Schine would be a good place to go to watch the game with a lot of people. Others went because all the bars were over 21, and they were underage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyverud, who had been in Chicago for the men’s Elite Eight victory over the University of Virginia, said he was in Schine on Saturday because he had been teaching all day and wanted to be at a public event for the game with students. Syverud spent the entirety of the first half at Schine but left shortly after the half’s end.Two friends at the watch party, Kelsey Thompson and Yazmin Curiel-Ruth, said they were “freaking out” to see “Kent” there.Curiel-Ruth, a freshman communication and rhetorical studies major, said she was “kind of surprised” to see Syverud because she thought he’d be in Houston — the site of the men’s Final Four — but added that he’s the chancellor and likes to make appearances.“It was cool because he’s actually stuck around,” said Thompson, a freshman in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. “That to me was, it was a nice time to show that he’s not just here to show up and then leave. He’s actually here for and with the students.”Things headed further south for Syracuse when the second half started, as the Orange crept closer to North Carolina’s lead only to be outpaced by the Tar heels.But one SU student said being in the Final Four felt “amazing” after last season, when the men’s basketball team was restricted from post-season play in a series of sanctions by the NCAA.“I feel like I’m in the Final Four, even though they’re playing, I feel like I’m in the Final Four for the team,” he said.On how they’d feel if the Orange lost, the student and his friend agreed: “F*ck yeah, go ‘Cuse.”Other students in Schine seemed to feel similarly, applauding fifth-year senior Michael Gbinije when he fouled out and effectively ended his time on the court as a student athlete. Respectful applause also erupted more than a minute later at the game’s end, with the final score 83-66.Some students let their real feelings shine through, though.“Grandma’s going to go and sleep,” one student said with a sigh, moments after the game ended and students were emptying out of Schine.“Yeah, we’re sad,” her friend replied. “We’re sad.” Comments
One season ago, Tua Tagovailoa replaced Jalen Hurts at halftime of the College Football Playoff national championship game and led Alabama to a come-from-behind overtime victory over Georgia.A year later, the stage was different, the opponent was the same, and the roles were reversed. Tagovailoa struggled and ultimately left the game with an injury in the fourth quarter with the Crimson Tide down one score. Hurts completed 7 of 9 passes for 82 yards, passed for a touchdown and ran for the go-ahead score to lift the Crimson Tide past the Bulldogs, keep their undefeated season (13-0) intact and clinch a spot in the Playoff. Watch college football live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Hurts’ underdog story of losing his starting job and coming back to lead his team to a victory was cheered by many college football personalities on social media.MORE: Georgia-Alabama results, highlightsControversial Fox Sports host Skip Bayless is ready to crown the Heisman winner, and it isn’t Tua.Now that Jalen Hurts is saving Bama in the 4th quarter as Tua watches after a shockingly poor performance – Tua got exposed – congrats, Kyler Murray for winning the Heisman.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 2, 2018It is fair to wonder what the ripple effect will be for players who may want to consider a transfer.How many future transfers did Jalen Hurts just halt? I don’t know, but coaches will use this example as long as football is played.— Travis Haney (@travhaney) December 2, 2018NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport lauded Hurts’ commitment and noted the payoff for his decision.Hard to imagine many players handling a brutally difficult situation like #Bama QB Jalen Hurts did, being replaced at the biggest moment ever… then coming back creating his own moments like this. So, so cool.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 2, 2018An amazing sideline embrace from the two Alabama quarterbacks.Goosebump moment. pic.twitter.com/jOxti99bDK— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 2018ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit offered his take.What an INCREDIBLE example for kids out there that think leaving for greener pastures after seeing 1st sign of adversity is the answer!! Jalen Hurts has shown amazing fortitude all year and has been an AMAZING leader and SUPPORTER of his teammates! And NOW saves his teams dreams!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 2, 2018Hurts also achieved what many before him could not. Jalen Hurts is doing the unimaginable: He is making a nation root for Alabama.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 2, 2018Hurts’ career journey already makes for a great documentary. What if I told you out of the Tua options, it was the one that Hurts the most…30 for 30 the Jalen Hurts story pic.twitter.com/Z7IJ9A8UYe— Will Sussis (@willsussis) December 2, 2018High praise from former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy.Jalen Hurts. Simply Amazing.— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) December 2, 2018Leave it to former Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton to have faith in his old teammate.Calling it now. Hurts finna win us the game just watch.— Shaun Dion Hamilton (@iam_sdh20) December 2, 2018Former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and current Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin praises his former quarterback.#Jalen so happy for him!!!! @JalenHurts @AlabamaFTBL #RTR https://t.co/hCuHpAtUUi— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) December 2, 2018
JAMES COMMENDS KEVIN LOVEWednesday was World Mental Health Day, an increasingly important day in the NBA as players have come forward in the past year to be open about their mental health issues.One of the most notable NBA voices on the topic has been Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who released a Player’s Tribune piece earlier this year about his struggles with anxiety – including a panic attack he had during the middle of a game. As Love’s former teammate, James talked about his respect for Love’s openness on the topic even though he acknowledged he hasn’t dealt with such issues in his own life.“Kevin Love was one of my favorite guys, one of my brothers,” James said. “And when he acknowledged that I just told him how strong he was, not only for himself but for other people that are going through the same issues, not only just athletes but a lot of kids that look up to him and may be going through it don’t know how to express things, so I think it’s a pretty cool thing.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“For me, growing up with the purple and gold, there’s an extra sentiment there,” he said. “Doesn’t mean I cheer for them, but that was my team growing up. So they’ve always had a lot of star power. When I was watching, it was Magic, Kareem and Worthy, and obviously, there have been many others.” Even though James has now come more directly in their path by entering the Western Conference, the reaction by the Warriors has been receptive. Klay Thompson recently told Bay Area media that it was “pretty cool” to see James join the Lakers, the same franchise his father played for and he grew up around. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Winter literally wrote the book on the triangle offense and worked on it throughout a college career that included coaching stops at Marquette, Kansas State, Washington, Northwestern and Long Beach State (where he coached from 1978-1985). When he joined the Chicago Bulls under Phil Jackson in 1985, he had a key role in sculpting the dynastic run in the 1990s that helped make Michael Jordan a legend.That was one of the reasons O’Neal became interested in playing for Jackson.“When I played against Mike (Jordan) when he was in the Finals, I know it was hard to stop, and I know it worked,” he said. “So once I believed in it, that’s when we started winning.”O’Neal said he and Winter often clashed in practice, but credited him and longtime Lakers assistant Bill Bertka as the two men who pushed him to win three straight Finals MVP trophies.The Lakers released a statement from owner Jeanie Buss calling Winter a “wonderful man” and crediting him with contributions to championships in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2009.O’Neal thinks Winter’s lasting legacy will be in his concepts, which continue to be played today.“It’s the perfect offense. It can definitely be used today,” he said. “I’ve seen Golden State use it every now and then, forms of it anyway. But one of the greatest offensive weapons ever created.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kevin Durant, who has helped power the Warriors to titles in the last two Finals against James, said it didn’t make a huge difference for him, but he could see how it would be exciting for Lakers fans.“I just look at the player more than anything,” he said. “No matter what jersey he’s got on, same player, same feel for the game. So it’s pretty cool for Laker fans and West Coast fans to see LeBron out here on the West side. Deep culture of basketball, especially in L.A., up and down the coast here. So pretty fun to see that.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.James is expecting to play in the first half of the preseason game, in which the Warriors will take the court without Draymond Green or Shaun Livingston. When asked if this had any similar feel to his previous matchups with the Warriors, James turned on the sarcasm.“Nah, it’s exactly the same,” he said. “Preseason game vs. Finals game, it’s exactly the same. It’s exactly the same.”SHAQ, LAKERS GRIEVE TEX WINTERHe was the coach Shaquille O’Neal called maybe his “hardest critic,” but also one of the ones most integral to his success.The basketball world, including O’Neal, grieved on Wednesday night for Tex Winter, one of the architects of the famed “triangle offense” which helped propel two NBA dynasties, including the early-2000s Lakers. He died in Manhattan, Kansas, at the age of 96.Winter’s work on the triangle was foundational in the pro careers of several of the people at Wednesday’s preseason game between the Lakers and Warriors, including Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Lakers coach Luke Walton. Sitting courtside, O’Neal said Winter was among the coaches who got him to buy into the offense that fueled three of his four career titles.“He was a master of the triangle,” he said. “I liked to go out of the triangle every now and then, but, he would just convey the message that it works and we’d sit and watch film and he had to say, ‘Sometimes you have to be not Shaq the dominant guy, you got to be like a decoy, get others involved.’ I think when I did that, especially in the playoffs, everybody was able to be comfortable and step up.”Related Articles LAS VEGAS — Even though Steve Kerr has grown accustomed to seeing LeBron James as a Cleveland Cavalier in four straight NBA Finals, the Golden State coach doesn’t find it strange to now see him suiting up for the Lakers.In fact, he said, he finds it “exciting.”“I think it’s great for the league to see LeBron in a Laker uniform,” said Kerr, hours before his Warriors took on James and the Lakers at T-Mobile Arena in the preseason.Kerr, who spent part of his childhood in Los Angeles, said it meant something to him to see James come to the franchise he once rooted for before his playing and coaching days. In the context of the league, he said it’s been important for the Lakers to have great players, but it’s also a little more personal.