New Orleans is about to have a heavy dose of lights, as famed DJ Pretty Lights has just announced a two-night New Year’s run with his funky live band. With Brian Coogan, Borahm Lee, Chris Karns and Alvin Ford, Jr. meshing beautifully as the PL Live Band, there’s no limit to this group’s musical potential.The shows will take place from December 30-31, and will be held at the famed Mardi Gras World Ballroom in New Orleans, LA. Ticket information can be found here.[Photo by Visual Suplex Media And Design]
Parker Drilling’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, Christopher Weber, has informed the company that he would be leaving effective June 21, 2017.The U.S. drilling services provider said on Monday that Weber would be leaving to become executive vice president and chief financial officer at Halliburton Company.Weber was selected as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the company in 2013. Before Parker Drilling, he served as vice president and treasurer of Ensco.The company added that Jon-Al Duplantier, Parker Drilling’s senior VP, chief administrative officer, and general counsel, was appointed to serve as interim CFO and would manage the CFO responsibilities in addition to his current responsibilities until a replacement is named.Duplantier has been with Parker Drilling since September 2009, when he joined the company as vice president and general counsel. In 2012 he was promoted to SVP, and in 2013 he took on the additional role of chief administrative officer.He currently oversees the company’s legal and compliance, internal audit, human resources, supply chain, quality, health, safety, security and environment, aviation, and risk management organizations.Before joining Parker, Duplantier served in several U.S. and international legal and management roles of expanding scope and responsibility over a 17-year career at ConocoPhillips.Gary Rich, the company’s chairman, president, and CEO, said: “We thank Chris for his many contributions to Parker Drilling and wish him and his family well as he continues his career. We appreciate Jon-Al stepping in on an interim basis, and we are confident his 22 years of energy industry experience as a respected and trusted leader.”
Head coach of the senior national soccer team the Black Stars James Kwasi Appiah has expressed shock at the demise of the former team striker, Junior Manuel Agogo.According to the Black Stars master tactician, Junior Agogo was very hard working, eloquent and behaves professionally at training even though he is very jovial sometimes he is really a good person and a player to be with.“Agogo was the type of player who was loved by many people here in Ghana, we knew he was sick but never thought he could leave us so soon we are all saddened by his demise our condolences to the whole family I believe that they will stay strong especially in this difficult times on behalf of the whole technical team of the Black Stars.“I remember him for one thing which is, most times when the players are supposed to sleep Agogo will not he will be disturbing everybody joking though he was very jovial we will miss him so much his soul rest in perfect peace, it’s was a different and difficult afternoon for us of all after receiving this bad news.“Agogo, who played 27 times for Ghana, scoring 11 goals, began his career with Sheffield Wednesday but left to play in the United States after making just two appearances for the Owls. He returned to England with Queens Parks Rangers in 2002, before going on to play for Brentford.Agogo is best known for his time at Bristol Rovers where he scored 40 goals in three seasons.He joined Nottingham Forest in 2006 and helped them achieve promotion to the Championship.Agogo suffered a stroke in 2015, just three years after playing his final game in professional football for Scottish club Hibernian.Heartfelt condolences from Ghana Broadcasting Corporation to the family of the fallen national hero.
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” It may be of no consolation, but Wellington’s football team didn’t lose to teams that were quickly eliminated in the Class 4A playoffs.Both District 12 teams were triumphant Tuesday against District 11 teams. Winfield would beat Rose Hill 14-12 after a three-hour weather delay. Mulvane would upset Wichita Collegiate 47-45.In the Winfield game, rain kept the two teams from playing until 10 p.m. The game didn’t end until after midnight.Â Rose Hill would build a 12-0 lead but Winfield would score two touchdowns in the third quarter on an 8-yard Jordan Johnson touchdown run and a Will Adler 1-yard plunge.Winfield won on a safety late in the quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth.The Mulvane-Collegiate game was wild and crazy. Collegiate was in front 45-27 deficit with nine minutes remaining but then scored three touchdowns late to win. Michael Mason had 41 carries for 354 yards in the game.It might be the end for both teams though. Mulvane has to play Holton. Winfield will see Topeka Hayden. The full bracket is here:
However the petitioners, including Baltimore city health officials, argue that the medicines not only don’t work in children up to age 6 but that they can be dangerous as well. “Are there safe and effective therapies for the common cold?” asked panelist Dr. Ruth Parker, an Emory University School of Medicine professor. “Love. Liquids. That’s what I recommend,” said petitioner Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Baltimore’s health commissioner and a pediatrician. While the medicines have been marketed for use in children for decades – ad spending now is roughly $50 million a year – it has long been acknowledged there is negligible or no data from studies in the very young to show they are safe and work. Worse, some studies suggest the medicines are no better than dummy pills in treating cold and cough symptoms in young children, the petitioners said. “When a treatment is ineffective, its risks – if not zero – always will exceed its benefits,” said Dr. Michael Shannon, a Children’s Hospital Boston pediatrician and Harvard Medical School professor who was another of the petitioners. The drugs – they include some Dimetapp, Pediacare, Robitussin and Triaminic products – have never been tested in children, which a previous FDA panel noted as long ago as 1972. Drug makers instead have used extrapolated data from studies in adults to come up with dosing recommendations based on a child’s age or size. While the focus of the petition and the FDA is on children under 6, the joint panel of experts will be asked if there’s evidence that these drugs work in children up to age 12. The medicines are widely used, with an estimated 95 million packages sold for infant and toddler use each year. “If these medicines are allegedly not effective or materially unsafe, how is the purchase of millions – hundreds of millions – of doses by parents explained?” asked Dr. George Goldstein, the panel’s nonvoting industry representative. Dr. Dan Levy, president of the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said parents buy the medicines for their children because they want quick results. Earlier, Levy also said parents buy the medications for emotional reasons – out of fear, vulnerability and caring. The recently pulled medicines had recommended parents “ask a doctor” before giving them to children under 2. “We all have a lot of friends who call up their pediatricians and the pediatricians tell them to take the drugs,” said panelist Ralph D’Agostino, a Boston University public health and statistics expert.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Cold and cough medicines recently pulled from sale for infants and toddlers shouldn’t be given to children as old as 5, either, pediatricians told government health advisers Thursday. The expert advisers to the Food and Drug Administration began a two-day meeting to consider a petition from the pediatricians that seeks in part a government statement saying the over-the-counter medicines shouldn’t be used in children under 6 because they don’t help them and aren’t safe. The FDA has yet to act on the petition, in part pending a recommendation expected late Friday from the joint panel of outside experts in pediatrics and nonprescription drugs, said the agency’s Dr. Joel Schiffenbauer. The meeting opens a week after drug makers pulled from sale oral cough and cold medicines for children under 2. The drug industry maintains the widely used medicines are safe and work but can lead to overdoses when misused in infants.