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When the clock struck midnight on July 1st, 2017, possibly the biggest Free Agent switch had already occurred.

No, it wasn’t one of the number of deals that were announced at 12:01am when verbal agreements became legal. 1,654 more words

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NREL/ESS Publications: June 2017

This summary includes publications first published online and/or in print during June 2017. If a publication was missed for this period, please contact Amanda Morrison at  175 more words

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NOLA Caribbean Festival Showcases Local And International Flavors

A report by Emily Carmichael for OffBeat.

This past Saturday, a city often deemed the “Northernmost in the Caribbean” and its truly-Caribbean counterparts dug up their common roots in the back of a barbecue joint, celebrating their shared heritage of smoked meats and African-inspired rhythms. 254 more words

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NOLA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL SHOWCASES LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS

35574139085_c4f90e80e4_b.jpg A report by Emily Carmichael for OffBeat. This past Saturday, a city often deemed the “Northernmost in the Caribbean” and its truly-Caribbean counterparts dug up their common roots in the back of a barbecue joint, celebrating their shared heritage of smoked meats and African-inspired rhythms. Central City BBQ hosted the NOLA Caribbean Festival, showcasing a variety of local and international music and vendors, many of which proudly displayed the flag of their country of origin, ranging from Haiti to Honduras. Underneath the lights strung across the restaurant’s outdoor courtyard, the first day of the festival featured DJ Lion, N’kruka African Dance, Alexey Marti, Zyanhigh, Etana and a Dancehall Queen Competition on their one stage. While all the acts had the comfortably crowded courtyard swaying, the stand out of the night was Etana. With a stage presence that wove together the intimacy of your high school best friend and glamorous ease of your high school prom queen, the Jamaican-born signer delivered her reggae beats with a playfulness that put you at awe and at ease. She took a special interest in her audience, joking with the crowd and dancing along to her music as she reminded them of what they had gathered to celebrate in the first place: good caribbean music. Between the drum beats, festival goers shopped and snacked on mostly local fare with an international flare. People could buy everything from local hand-made soap to shark meat sandwiches from Trinidad and Tobago. Food vendors included Johnny’s Jamaican Grill, Taylor Made Wings, Boswell’s, The Pupusa Lady, Fritai, Island Paradise, Karibu Kitchen, Trini Queen, Amina Dada’s Rasta Burgers, Zippy Fruit and Irie Nyammings. NOLA Caribbean festival’s Sunday line up included DJ Megatron, Neptune Steel Pan Orchestra, Merengue 4, Yard Squad Band, I-Majesty and T-Rock.

Why LaMarcus Aldridge isn't a True Spur

I sometimes think I’m a huge softie when it comes to the Spurs and the NBA in general.  I am the first to look for extenuating circumstances when a player is criticized. 1,274 more words

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Aldridge stabbing - a call for information, and a link to the donation page for the family.

I’ve seen this over the last two days, so I’m sharing it in case anyone from my hometown doesn’t know what has happened. Although I’m sure they already do. 180 more words

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