Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Lang, And Many More Rock The Jazz Fest Fairgrounds [Photos]

first_imgSo much of what you may hear about New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival centers on the music and the magic that goes on surrounding the actual Fairgrounds late into the night, rather than on the Fest itself, that it’s sometimes easy to gloss over the massive lineup performing at the official Festival grounds. However, the Jazz Fest fairgrounds consistently play host to both the biggest stars in the world and some of the most interesting and culturally diverse acts out there, who you’d likely never see outside these hallowed Fest grounds.The musical lineup for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this Saturday, May 6th, 2017, included the long-awaited rescheduled Stevie Wonder and Snoop Dogg sets which were rained out at last year’s Jazz Fest, a set by pop superstar Meghan Trainor, a performance jazz piano master Kenny Barron and the Kenny Barron Trio, Grammy-winning gospel-blues rocker Johnny Lang, and so many more.Thanks to photographer Dave Vann, we can check out up-close-and-personal photos of these incredible performances at the Jazz Fest fairgrounds on 2017’s second Saturday.[Cover photo via Dave Vann] Jazz Fest Fairgrounds | Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Lang, Kenny Barron, Meghan Trainor | Saturday, 5/6/17 | Photos by Dave Vann Load remaining imageslast_img read more

I’m self-critical and now they say it’s a good thing?!

first_imgWe’ve all heard the remark, “You are your own worst critic.” It’s often directed at nitpickers and perfectionists. But if you’re striving for success, being self-critical can be a good thing, so says a major headhunter.Krisi Rossi O’Donnell, chief recruiting officer at Chicago-based recruiting firm LaSalle Network, says being self-critical can actually help someone achieve their goals. Inc.com contributor Mindy Zetlin draws on O’Donnell’s observations in a recent post:– You’re always getting better. You’re not happy with your current situation or yourself, so you are continually working on ways to improve.– You listen to others. Because you always want to improve, O’Donnell explains, you constantly seek feedback and hear other people’s suggestions.– You’re self-aware. You know what areas of your life need improvement.– Your ego never runs away with you. Always “questioning your processes keeps you from developing an ego,” O’Donnell says.Zetlin summarizes a few more of O’Donnell’s points here, and she pulled out one example that I particularly liked. continue reading » 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NFF/CBN Cup Offers N5m Prize Money

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unfolded the prize money of N5million as cash reward for the winners of the 2017 edition of the NFF/CBN All Financial Institutions Football Competition scheduled to kick off on October 14.The break down announced by CBN showed the winners will be rewarded to the tune of N2million while the second placed team will smile home with N1.5 million. The third placed team will get a consolatory N1million.The sum of N500,000 will be given to the team that finished fourth. The competition will be played in four centres including, Akure, Bauchi, Calabar and Owerri. The final will be played in Lafia, Nasarawa State on October 28.Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoroafor, said thursday that the tournament, now in its 31st year, serves as a platform to promote unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence among institutions in Nigeria’s financial system.Martin Ogwuda, who stood in for Okoroafor, noted that teams from Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Micro Finance Banks, Financial Regulatory Agencies and other financial institutions, have indicated interest to participate in this year’s competition.He said the increase in the number of microfinance banks participating in the competition is an indication that the impact of this competition is being felt at the grassroots level where budding talents are often discovered and nurtured to a level of national and international recognition.“In fact, Balogun Fulani MFB from Ilorin is the defending champion, having won the championship for the first time last year. The team has created a record as the first Micro Finance Bank to win the competition since its inception 30 years ago,” Okoroafor noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more