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NewsJReview (NJR) Presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, at Jazz Baltica, in 2011. Ready to Rock, Ready to Re-energize to the sounds of the instrument that adds the swing to a band; the mighty, mighty Trombone.

Trombone Shorty is truly an ambassador for New Orleans. He was the late night featured artist at the 2014 Atlanta Jazz Festival.  Which reminds me another ambassador hailing from New Orleans will be at Symphony Hall to open the Atlanta Black Arts Festival, July 25th; Wynton Marsalis…Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis to be more precise at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall.

Enjoy all you can stand!!! This was one Terrific performance.

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These children cannot be legally deported without first going through the courts because of 2008 legislation designed to prevent child-trafficking.That law was signed by George W Bush, but Republicans blame the recent surge on the practice of placing minors with relatives in the US pending deportation hearings – a process that usually takes more than a year.

Excerpt From The Guardian - ‘Flee or die’: violence drives Central America’s child migrants to US border”

July 9, 2014

NewsJReview (NJR) No matter the theatre, this is a legal issue, caused by a previous Congress and a previous President, in an attempt to solve a different issue; dare I say lust.  Congress must change the legislation and the President must sign the new legislation, or nothing much will legally change.  Do not get it twisted. Apparently the Coyotes and the Governments infused in orchestrating this mass surge on the Texas border, know our laws, and sentiments as well as we…. From where I sit this is a sorry strategy of  baiting unsuspecting moms to bring their kids en mass to the Texas border, and it serves as a weapon in their arsenal to keep this particular area in chaos.  Why? What optics are they trying to achieve? That’s the real question. Now is not the time to get distracted or to give a pep talk on the border.  Where are the in-depth reports on what is really going on in the Central American countries.  Where are those pictures and stories. Time to focus the light on where the light needs to be focused and solve the crisis legally.  This is  a legal matter, not a military matter.

Maybe time to consider the situation on the border as an opportunity, for the Americas to work in tandem to better the lives of their sisters and brothers. This is for sure an Americas issue, and beyond borders and boundaries. The below information comes from the CIA only as way to illustrate that it is much too easy to say these moms and kids have fled to TEXAS because of some bad guys. No they are fleeing because those in charge of health, education, welfare, housing sanitation, business, financial and economics, and yes SECURITY have failed them, not just this year, but for many years. This is an Americas issue, which requires an Americas solution. Consider those who have arrived as tiny candles…they are the light….for us all to see…it’s time to help, not hurt, and certainly not blame. Do not miss the opportunity to be human. Facts: Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has the world’s highest murder rate. More than half of the population lives in poverty and per capita income is one of the lowest in the region. Poverty rates are higher among rural and indigenous people and in the south, west, and along the eastern border than in the north and central areas where most of Honduras’ industries and infrastructure are concentrated. The increased productivity needed to break Honduras’ persistent high poverty rate depends, in part, on further improvements in educational attainment. Although primary-school enrollment is near 100%, educational quality is poor, the drop-out rate and grade repetition remain high, and teacher and school accountability is low. El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It is well into its demographic transition, experiencing slower population growth, a decline in its number of youths, and the gradual aging of its population. The increased use of family planning has substantially lowered El Salvador’s fertility rate, from approximately 6 children per woman in the 1970s to replacement level today. A 2008 national family planning survey showed that female sterilization remained the most common contraception method in El Salvador - its sterilization rate is among the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean - but that the use of injectable contraceptives is growing. Fertility differences between rich and poor and urban and rural women are narrowing. Guatemalans have a history of emigrating legally and illegally to Mexico, the United States, and Canada because of a lack of economic opportunity, political instability, and natural disasters. Emigration, primarily to the United States, escalated during the 1960 to 1996 civil war and accelerated after a peace agreement was signed. Thousands of Guatemalans who fled to Mexico returned after the war, but labor migration to southern Mexico continues.

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NewsJReview (NJR) Five Goals in eighteen-minutes, might we be here as this animation suggests…Germany 7-1 over Brazil? Unbelievable? Has Dr. Strangelove made his appearance at the doorstep of the Mecca of Soccer?

Join the conversation soccer fans.  The team that meets Germany next will have to be full of razzle-dazzle and skills plus, or add robotics to there strategy at the next CUP four years from now.

Should be interesting….Stay tuned.

Germany versus Argentina Sunday July 13, 2014 3:00 PM on ABC • Final Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

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Belgium beats US 2-1 in extra timeBelgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup with a 2-1 win after extra time in Salvador, Brazil. Belgium will move on to the quarterfinals.U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard had at 16 saves, which ESPN said was the most by a goalkeeper in the World Cup since 1966.Follow the World Cup on Breaking News.Photo: US goalkeeper Tim Howard. (Getty Images via NBC Sports)


NewsJReview (NJR) What a ride?  This is not where I exit, but this is where I begin to become even more astute and I think a lot of other beginner, middle of the road, or so-called enthusiastic U.S. soccer fans will embrace  the world’s number one game.  Slam Dunk!!!  The competition in this World Cup, so far has been absolutely incredible. DARE I SAY AWESOME…Here’s an organic measurement to consider.  On that missed goal as the regulation period closed in the monster-terrific USA-Belgium Battle…the whistle blew shortly thereafter, like immediately after and I knew that thirty more minutes were coming as the teams headed into overtime, I left my perch. I had to pick up alterations, before the establishment closed.  At, this, my favorite alterations shop I have used for the last thirty years, a small TV set was on, and they were watching, sewing and mending garments.  “USA scored and they are about to score again”, they told me when I walked in.  I arrived just in time to see  the missed shot that would have tied the game 2-2… Was that the only missed shot that would have tied it…probably not, but it is the one I saw..  “One more, One more, they need one more”, my Korean-American friends said as I exited their shop.  Next stop, Trader Joe’s. I needed a side dish to go with dinner. In the parking lot at Trader Joe’s I thought I had entered the parking lot of a Football Stadium, as noise from fans gathered at an adjacent restaurant  caught my and everyone’s attention. They Chanted “USA, USA, USA”, hooted, howled and sighed  as they watched the drama play out on a large flat screen set up on the patio of the bistro. You know, I believe millions of people across this country  can tell similar stories… Where were you when you became hooked, Fenway Park, Grant Park, the doctor’s office, the A-train, Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Brazil?  Think about it, we paid attention in real time, like other countries have paid attention to the sport and their team for generations…everyone with a littlue skin or heart in the game, and feeling good about the fact, that the team, their team, and in this case our team, performed on the world stage. And, did so, admirably.  Futbol, or soccer if you wish, has earned a place in this country, and it did so on the strength of its defense…which is soooooooooh, American!!!!!!!….  “USA”

breakingnews:

Belgium beats US 2-1 in extra time

Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup with a 2-1 win after extra time in Salvador, Brazil. Belgium will move on to the quarterfinals.

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard had at 16 saves, which ESPN said was the most by a goalkeeper in the World Cup since 1966.

Follow the World Cup on Breaking News.

Photo: US goalkeeper Tim Howard. (Getty Images via NBC Sports)

NewsJReview (NJR) What a ride?  This is not where I exit, but this is where I begin to become even more astute and I think a lot of other beginner, middle of the road, or so-called enthusiastic U.S. soccer fans will embrace  the world’s number one game.  Slam Dunk!!!  The competition in this World Cup, so far has been absolutely incredible. DARE I SAY AWESOME…Here’s an organic measurement to consider.  On that missed goal as the regulation period closed in the monster-terrific USA-Belgium Battle…the whistle blew shortly thereafter, like immediately after and I knew that thirty more minutes were coming as the teams headed into overtime, I left my perch. I had to pick up alterations, before the establishment closed.  At, this, my favorite alterations shop I have used for the last thirty years, a small TV set was on, and they were watching, sewing and mending garments.  “USA scored and they are about to score again”, they told me when I walked in.  I arrived just in time to see  the missed shot that would have tied the game 2-2… Was that the only missed shot that would have tied it…probably not, but it is the one I saw..  “One more, One more, they need one more”, my Korean-American friends said as I exited their shop.  Next stop, Trader Joe’s. I needed a side dish to go with dinner. In the parking lot at Trader Joe’s I thought I had entered the parking lot of a Football Stadium, as noise from fans gathered at an adjacent restaurant  caught my and everyone’s attention. They Chanted “USA, USA, USA”, hooted, howled and sighed  as they watched the drama play out on a large flat screen set up on the patio of the bistro. You know, I believe millions of people across this country  can tell similar stories… Where were you when you became hooked, Fenway Park, Grant Park, the doctor’s office, the A-train, Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Brazil?  Think about it, we paid attention in real time, like other countries have paid attention to the sport and their team for generations…everyone with a littlue skin or heart in the game, and feeling good about the fact, that the team, their team, and in this case our team, performed on the world stage. And, did so, admirably.  Futbol, or soccer if you wish, has earned a place in this country, and it did so on the strength of its defense…which is soooooooooh, American!!!!!!!….  “USA”