Watch All Three “A Very Jerry Christmas” Shows From Cris Jacobs [Full Videos]

first_imgCris Jacobs brought his A Very Jerry Christmas show back to Gypsy Sally’s last Wednesday before returning to the 8X10 in Baltimore for two sold out nights. He started this holiday celebration a few years ago and said, “it’s some of the most fun gigs of the year.”Jacobs, who has been riding a wave a success following the release of his new album, Dust to Gold, was joined by John Ginty on the organ, Mookie Siegel on keys, Dave Markowitz on bass, and Ed Hobugh on drums. You can catch Cris again with Everyone Orchestra for a two night new years run at Gypsy Sally’s on the 30th and 31st.Check out audio and videos from all three nights below:Gypsy Sally’s soundboard/mic audio mix:Gypsy Sally’s YouTube Live Recording:8X10 YouTube Live Recording, Night 1:8X10 Youtube Live Recording, Night 2:last_img read more

Cop, criminal defense lawyer work to combat AIDS

first_img September 1, 2003 Daniel Staesser Assistant Editor Regular News Cop, criminal defense lawyer work to combat AIDS Cop, criminal defense lawyer work to combat AIDS Assistant EditorWhen street-savvy ex-cop Antelmo “Andy” Terrades met criminal defense lawyer Robert Pelier, he was in need of legal services. He would get more than he bargained for. The unlikely pair forged a friendship, an alchemic relationship formed from two similarly tempered pasts.Terrades’ brother-in-law had been infected with HIV/AIDS and died from the disease in December 2000. Being around the disease was nothing new to Terrades, who had lived in Peru throughout the early 1990s, where he said the disease was not accepted. He said nobody told their families if they had acquired HIV, for fear they would be ashamed. Inspired to make a difference and to promote awareness, Terrades began fighting the imminent epidemic.In the summer of 2000, Terrades was contacted by a German company called Gei Fer, an organization that promoted and provided rapid diagnostic testing programs for infectious diseases. The company had gone belly-up due to lack of funding and Terrades was asked to continue the programs.That August, Terrades began his own organization called International Public Safety Associates. Funded by The Global Fund, a reserve organized by the United Nations, and through secondary resources such as hospitals, IPSA has started rapid diagnostic testing programs throughout Latin America, including in Brazil, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.Pelier partnered up for the cause having lost a family friend to the disease. He said he saw the opportunity as one of both personal importance and professional possibility.“We are in Miami, which is a prime location to really help adopt a hemispheric approach to the war on HIV,” said Pelier.Evidence indicates that migration, immigration, travel, tourism, and social/sexual behaviors allow the disease to transcend the geographical parameters in both Latin America and the Carribean nations. As Miami is often referred to as a gateway to Florida, AIDS could have a more significant state impact if measures are not taken to educate these specific areas.The first of these measures involves outreach. With support from organizations such as Christian Children in Action and Corrazones Unidos, a nonprofit group that helps administer the tests, Terrades and Pelier go into target countries and perform what they call voluntary counseling and testing (VCT).An educational element is administered on the importance of such things as abstinence and condoms. Then they provide testing kits, purchased by the host government after a pilot program, and wait for the 15-minute results.Representing Hema Diagnostic Systems, IPSA administers a rapid diagnostic testing process similar to a home pregnancy test. The test, a demonstration of which can be viewed at, is both simple and cost-effective at under $12 per kit.If a negative result appears, those tested are on their way, better educated on the disease and ready to inform others in the communities. If positive, testees begin a nutritional program which emphasizes the necessity of protein in a daily diet.“They need a special diet, a high protein diet,” said Terrades. “I’ve seen it through my brother-in-law.”With a primary staff of seven and as many consultants, IPSA uses technology that came into testing about five years ago.“We’re not just reinventing the wheel,” said Pelier. “These are tried components and principles espoused by the UN and CDC.”The Center for Disease Control, which estimates around 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, indicates a growth rate of 510 new cases per day in the areas where IPSA is testing.With no other similar organization in the world, Terrades and Pelier agree that part of the reason for IPSA’s success is their outreach capability. Terrades said that standard testing for the disease, which is virtually unaccessible to rural areas, requires two weeks for results, after which time many people just do not return. The rapid testing allows help to be administered almost immediately.Another reason for the partners’ success is what each brings to the table. Terrades, formerly of the City of Miami Police Department, has had experience in implementing public safety programs, has seen first-hand the poverty-ridden areas of South, Central and Latin America, and has a familiarity with government officials, a qualification that “helps cut through the bureaucratic red tape,” said Pelier.“Robert brings in more of the intellectual capacity and handles all the corporate matters,” said Terrades. “He is the public speaker for the company.”Working with host law firms such as Meloe Associados, in the Dominican Republic, Pelier presents a formal aspect of the organization with structuring and negotiating agreements, and brings to the table a vital knowledge of privacy and health laws.Despite their differences in backgrounds, Pelier’s intellectual ability and Terrades’ street mettle have galvanized to wield a staunch sword against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.last_img read more

Syracuse football preseason storylines, No. 9: How players adjust to revamped conditioning

first_imgWith Syracuse football training camp less than a month away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, will analyze one of the top 10 preseason storylines, top 10 position battles or reveal one of 10 player files each day. Check out and follow along here to countdown to camp.Since last December, it’s been clear the hallmark of Dino Babers’ offense is speed. But to run the offense Babers wants, the players within the system have to be in spread-offense shape.“Everything is fast,” sophomore running back Jordan Fredericks said during SU’s spring practice season. “Everyone needs to be in tip-top shape.”Fredericks, last year’s leading rusher, said he threw up multiple times during the first spring practice. Not long after, he had been supplanted by Dontae Strickland as the top running back. Babers said Fredericks would be battling freshman Moe Neal to play in the backfield with Strickland.MORE PRESEASON COVERAGE: AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPreseason storyline No. 10: Tight ends factoring into offensePreseason position battle No. 10: Cordell Hudson vs. Juwan DowelsPreseason player file No. 10: Cole Murphy Published on July 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Offensive lineman Omari Palmer said Fredericks wasn’t alone in how hard the workouts hit him. On top of the strenuous workouts, Babers had the vending machines removed. When he stepped in at SU, Babers brought a strength and conditioning staff with him.Spring football is just that: spring football. But it’s worth watching how the team’s conditioning level is going into the season, since it’ll likely affect how Babers can run the offense that has been hyped for seven months.During the spring football game, Babers said fans would never see his team so slow again. Sophomore quarterback Eric Dungey also said Syracuse was too slow.“I thought the tempo of the offense was OK,” Babers said after the game.Fitness will play a major role in hitting the max speed Babers and Dungey see possible. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Players prepare for Dino Babers’ new offense with revamped conditioningObservations from Syracuse football’s post-spring depth chartSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 10: How SU’s tight ends will factor into this year’s offenseSyracuse football preseason player file No. 10: Cole MurphySyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 10: Cordell Hudson vs. Juwan Dowelslast_img read more