In November of last year, the beloved soul singer Sharon Jones passed away at the age of 60, leaving music fans around the world crushed. Jones’ story was one of triumph, getting her first big break at the age of 40 and, years later, overcoming cancer and returning to the stage. Throughout her life, Jones was a longtime member of E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders, at New York City’s Universal Church of God, writing a number of songs for the group throughout the years. Today, Daptone Records has released a brand-new tune by Sharon Jones, “Call On God”, which was completed posthumously and features members of her lifetime choir on back up vocals.Sharon Jones’ Final Album With The Dap-Kings To Be Posthumously ReleasedThe beloved songstress wrote “Call On God” in the late 70s for E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders; the song was originally recorded by Jones and the Dap-Kings during the sessions for their 2007 album 100 Days, 100 Nights, with Jones laying out the vocals live with her band as well as the piano parts. Jones’ vision for the gospel number was so inspiring that the group decided to record a full gospel album, setting aside “Call On God” for the project, though the gospel album unfortunately never came to fruition.During Jones’ memorial service in December of last year, Pastor Margot Fields, the widow of Jones’ longtime gospel choir leader E.L. Fields, presided over the ceremony, and original members of the Gospel Wonders flew in from all around the country to attend the service, with Jones’ former choirmates performing a special tribute during the ceremony in her honor.Following the service, these singers joined Bosco Mann and the Dap-Kings at the Daptone House of Soul studios, lending their voices to finish Jones’ gospel track that had fallen by the wayside, “Call On God”. Jones had always been adamant that she wanted background vocals on the track, so during this studio session, the members of E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders sang with Sharon Jones once again, marking a truly cathartic moment as they adding their background vocals to Jones’ song that she had written for them back in the 70s.Take a listen to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Call On God” below.
The National Credit Union Foundation has released a new video entitled, “Together, We are Boundless”.This video demonstrates that through the power of cooperation and supporter’s engagement, the Foundation serves as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. At the center of all the Foundation’s work is people. The Foundation’s mission and credit unions’ mission intersect and soar together through the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”. continue reading » 100SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Rob Hocking from Meth Screen uses a swab to test for Methamphetamine and the pre-cursers Amphetamine, Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine in a house, Thursday, December 28, 2017. Around 25% of homes have traces of illicit drugs in them. (AAP Image/ Brenton Edwards)PESTS, mould and weeds are usually top of the list for property managers when inspecting rental homes but another more sinister substance could be lurking.In the past seven months, drug screening business Meth Screen has conducted tests on more than 400 properties with 35 per cent testing positive for the illicit drug.The growing problem of ice and methamphetamine residue in Queensland rental properties as well as new smoke alarm legislation was a topic of discussion at a legislation bootcamp this week hosted by Smoke Alarm Solutions.The overhaul of Queensland’s smoke alarm legislation comes into effect January 1, 2022, and will impact every one of the state’s 550,000 rental properties, 390,000 landlords and 15,000 property managers and real estate agents.Real Estate Industry of Queensland Far North Queensland zone chairman Tom Quaid said the new laws would affect property management operators “both from a compliance perspective as well as for the safety of their tenants”.“Designed to come into effect in stages, the new legislation brings in requirements for smoke alarms to now be present in every bedroom,” Mr Quaid said. He said alarms would also be needed for other areas and for units to be interconnected to go off simultaneously in the event of one being triggered. “Initially applying just to new homes, it will be rolled out to those homes being sold or rented and then eventually every residence. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“This is a similar strategy to that applied with the introduction of stricter pool fencing laws over the last decade.“For those that might not be fully across these new requirements or that have questions, an event such as that being held here in Cairns can be a great opportunity to learn more to ensure their clients’ properties tick the right boxes and tenants are well looked after.”Property managers and landlords who do not comply by the deadline could face serious consequences, including hefty fines and possible jail time.Smoke Alarm Solutions chief executive Cameron Davis said the bootcamp demystified upcoming smoke alarm legislation and helped educate property managers about methamphetamine residue and its impact on rental properties.Meth Screen operators found six of the 16 properties (37 per cent) tested north of Mackay discovered disturbing levels of ice and methamphetamine residue.“The deadline may seem years away, but there’s a range of benefits by adopting the new smoke alarm legislation,” Mr Davis said.“If you choose to wait, you risk compliance providers being overwhelmed and unable to fit you in, a shortage of electricians and possible price increases.”“Property managers, landlords and real estate agents are only just realising the hidden dangers of methamphetamine residue.“There are thousands of contaminated properties throughout the state, causing serious health issues for countless Queenslanders.”
By Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (July 14) – The always-entertaining IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division produced a first time winner at Kossuth County Speedway this summer as home-towner Dan Hanselman took full advantage of his outside pole position to earn his first feature victory of the season Thursday night.Kevin Opheim was the runner-up, holding off a hard charging Derek Green. Joey Penning was fourth and Bruce Wickman rounded out the top five finishers.Last month, Matthew Hanson rolled his car in front of the grandstand in a scary accident but Thursday night saw Hanson capture his first local win of the year at the track in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division.Hanson started on the inside of the third row. Doug Cook was second with Shane Swanson placing third. Ben Schultze was fourth and Nick Meyer took fifth.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks had a big car count as the drivers tuned up for their upcoming special and a familiar face appeared in victory lane as Shannon Anderson picked up feature win number five at Kossuth County Speedway, coming from the inside of the fourth row to do it.Cody Nielsen was the runner-up followed by Brandon Nielsen, Gary Pesicka and Blaine Hanson.Jeremy Mills won his second straight and third overall feature at the track in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature as he came from the outside of the fourth row.Ben Kraus finished second with Stacey Mills third; Austin Wolf placed fourth and Aaron Benson was fifth.Another driver to earn her third feature victory of the summer at the oval was Kaytee DeVries. She started on the outside of the second row before piloting her 8K Mach-1 Sport Compact rig into the winner’s circle.
Chongqing: Russian champion Anna Shcherbakova was crowned at an ISU figure skating Grand Prix for the second time in the season after topping the ladies free skate with two quadruple jumps here on Saturday.The 15-year-old sensation, a runaway leader after Friday’s short programme, completed an under-rotated quad Lutz-triple toe loop combination and a quad Lutz with a not-clear edge to open her free skate performing to “Gnossienne No. 1, The Firebird”.Her four-minute routine, which earned her an event high 152.53 points and 226.04 overall, was highlighted by a triple Lutz-triple loop combination, a triple Flip-single Euler-triple Salchow, and a triple Lutz jump, as well as two four-level spins.The world junior silver medallist, however, failed to beat her personal best free skate score of 160.16 and that of the total score of 227.76, set at the Skate America where she made her senior debut three weeks ago.Anna Shchebakova’s 23-year-old teammate Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, the 2015 world champion, topped the ladies free skate rankings with a personal best score of 143.53 but was beaten to the third place overall by Japan’s Miyahara Satoko with a 2-point deficit. IANSAlso Read: Pro Volleyball League Season 2 under Cloud, World Body UnimpressedAlso Watch: Assam TET 2019 to be held tomorrow morning