NOLA Crawfish King and Live for Live Music are thrilled to present the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival, bringing together some of New Orleans’ finest musicians, food, and craft beer at a brand new home of Central City BBQ. Taking place in the days between Jazz Fest weekends, May 1-3, NOLA Crawfish Festival promises a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom. Featuring some of the most prominent artists to emerge from the Crescent City along with national favorites, this year’s talent includes George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, and many more in various unique supergroup formations.The festival will bring together a trifecta of Southeast Louisiana perfection – the absolute best crawfish, live music, and beer the city has to offer. The full roster of artists includes George Porter, Jr., Jon Cleary, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Eric Krasno, John “Papa” Gros, Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Ivan Neville, Nigel Hall, June Yamagishi, Corey Henry, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Raymond Weber, Cris Jacobs, Raw Oyster Cult, Terence Higgins, Khris Royal, Boukou Groove, Eric Lindell, Simon Lott, Joe Ashlar and Organ Freeman. Anticipate various super jams, exciting collaborations and surprise sit-ins, all in true New Orleans fashion.The festival will run from 3 PM to 10 PM each day. Attendees can enjoy over 5,000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish prepared on-site by Chris “Shaggy” Davis and his NOLA Crawfish King staff, ice-cold beer from NOLA Brewing Company, and critically acclaimed barbecue from Central City BBQ. The three-day event will conclude with the Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off, where twenty teams will compete for the best crawfish boil determined by a panel of NOLA celebrity judges.General admission includes one beer and a guaranteed minimum of two pounds of crawfish, complete with all the fixings. BBQ dishes will also be available for purchase. Single day passes will be available, but a three-day pass is the best way to enjoy the full hometown experience. A limited amount of Super VIP passes will also be available, allowing full 360° access to a festival experience that you will never forget.A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to The CAN’d Aid Foundation‘s “Send Me A Friend“ program, which was launched in partnership with Anders Osborne to provide newly-sober musicians and music industry professionals a support network to enable them to get back to work.More information and tickets are available here. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. This event is rain or shine.Daily Breakdowns5/1:Khris Royal & Dark Matter + special guestsGood Enough For Good Times (Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Simon Lott & Joe Ashlar)Eric LindellNeville Jacobs (Ivan Neville, Cris Jacobs, Tony Hall, Brady Blade)5/2:Boukou GrooveAlvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory With Luther DickinsonMVP (Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins & Raymond Weber)NCF Funk Squad (Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., John Medeski & Terence Higgins)5/3:Organ FreemanRaw Oyster CultCorey Henry & The Treme FunktetCrawfish Fest All Stars (George Porter Jr., John “Papa” Gros, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins) + special guests TicketsGA Includes:-Music-2 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day-1 specialty brew per day (21+)VIP Single-Day Includes:-Music-5 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day-3 specialty brews per day (21+)-1 BBQ platter each day-Limited edition event poster-Private outdoor VIP hang area with bar access-No-wait VIP entrance-VIP viewing area (at one stage)VIP Three-Day Includes:-Music-5 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day-4 specialty brews per day (21+)-1 BBQ platter each day-Free signed limited edition event poster-Private outdoor VIP Hang Area W/ Bar access-No-wait VIP entrance-VIP Viewing Area (at one stage)-Artist Meet ‘n’ Greet each day W/Headliner-1 free Ticket to Nola Crawfish Kings 17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash W/Erica Falls on May 7th Just outside the gates of Jazz Fest-1 Free Ticket to All 3 NCF after showsSuper VIP Includes:-Everything from VIP 3 Day Pass-Open bar all 3 days-BBQ Platter each day-Backstage Access-Personal concierge service-1 free Ticket to Nola Crawfish Kings 17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash W/Erica Falls on May 7th Just outside the gates of Jazz Fest-1 Free Ticket to All 3 NCF after showsMore info/tickets available here.
Your Brand Sets You ApartI read an interesting article in Forbes the other day, which said, “No branding, no differentiation. No differentiation, no long-term profitability. People don’t have relationships with products, they are loyal to brands.” The brand is what keeps customers coming back.As a marketer, I certainly believe that when you have invested in setting up your own company and spent countless hours innovating, designing and building your IP to run on Dell EMC OEM platforms, your brand deserves to be up front and central. It’s all about standing out from the pack. Of course, for some OEM customers, debranding is more important. The bottom line is we want to do what’s right for your business in the easiest way possible.Rebrand and Customize Your PlatformIn support of this principle, we have just launched the new Dell YourID portal, a one-stop shop customization portal for OEM customers and partners, allowing you to personalize your platform and custom brand your assets, both inside and out.From the Outside: Bezel CustomizationGo online and use a simple GUI to design and customize your bezels and badges. We offer three tiers of standard customization levels plus an advanced array of modifications including shapes, colors, textures and vent patterns. There’s a bezel branding option for any timeline or any budget – and almost no limit to what we can do for you. In terms of products, you can customize pretty much everything from Dell EMC enterprise servers and storage to desktops, industrial PCs, laptops and tablets.From the Inside: Software Branding and Custom Default SettingsChoose software branding and custom default settings for any configuration, everything from custom splash and setup screen logos to the BIOS and iDRAC settings. And when it’s time for updates, your settings are maintained, translating into quicker turnaround and increased uptime for your end-customers. Again, you can choose from three different tiers – Express (basic branding); Professional (BIOS and iDRAC setting customization) and Premium (deeper system customization).What’s New and Different?Of course, we always offered branding options but we have now centralized and streamlined the process as well as providing you with an easier and more intuitive bezel experience. For example, you can now upload your badge artwork, choose your bezel color, customize your luggage tag, and kick off your project. The days of back and forth emails with bezel screen shots are gone. The Dell YourID portal also provides a dynamic preview to show you in real-time exactly how your logo appears on your chosen platform.Easy as ABCFor bezel customizations, just upload your logo, choose your color and text, and you’re ready to go. For software customizations, simply enter your branding information and settings, review your customizations, and wait for your sample customized ID Module. Once you’re satisfied, submit your project and let us take care of the rest! It really is that easy. It’s all part of our commitment to simplify your life and give you the power to do more!What do you think of DellYourID.com? Do you believe brand is important to drive revenue? I’d love to hear your feedback and comments. Visit DellYourID.com now and see how easy it can be to elevate your brand: https://www.dellyourid.com/homeLearn more about Dell EMC OEM and the Dell EMC Partner Program.Keep in touch. Follow @DellEMCOEMon Twitter, and join our LinkedIn OEM Showcase page here.
Join the conversation → Recommended For YouGovernment supporters rally in Hong Kong to seek end to violence’I don’t have words’: Boss of torched Japan animation studio mourns bright, young staffBritain calls ship seizure ‘hostile act’ as Iran releases video of captureBritish Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven daysThousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest More advertisement ← Previous Next → Share this storyBank of Canada done raising rates until end of 2020, with 40% chance of cut, poll says Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Reddit Twitter Mumal Rathore Comment May 24, 201910:45 AM EDT Filed under News Economy Bank of Canada done raising rates until end of 2020, with 40% chance of cut, poll says Nobody expects a rate move Wednesday Sponsored By: Featured Stories What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Reuters Email The Bank of Canada is done raising interest rates until at least the end of next year, with a serious risk of a cut by then as policymakers become more wary of slowing growth and global trade tensions, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.The central bank, which last raised its overnight rate in October, abandoned its tightening bias last month, putting it more in line with peers like the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.All 40 economists in the latest poll taken May 21-23 said Governor Stephen Poloz and fellow policymakers would hold rates at 1.75 per cent at the May 29 meeting.While median forecasts show rates unchanged from here on, forecasters were split in three directions starting from the fourth quarter of this year. By end-2020, about two-thirds who provided a view said rates would be either unchanged or lower.While the BoC cut its near-term growth outlook in last month’s quarterly monetary policy review, it expects the economy to rebound in the second half of this year.But not everyone is convinced that is about to happen.Related Stories:Bank of Canada to diverge from Fed’s easing path this year‘We see Bank of Canada on hold for next couple of years’: What the economists say about Wednesday’s rate decisionInterest rate cuts could add to the headwinds already facing Canada’s big banks“We see little impetus for policymakers to resume rate hikes over our forecast horizon, as sluggish growth and lingering slack in the economy will continue to warrant leaving some policy accommodation in place,” wrote Morgan Stanley economists in a note.“If growth fails to show any convincing signs of a rebound in 2H19, we think the risks of rate cuts will increase, and given our sluggish outlook, we place a subjective 40 per cent probability that the BoC will deliver at least one 25 basis point rate cut over the next 12 months.”Asked about the probability of a cut by the end of this year, the median from a smaller sample of economists in the Reuters poll put it at 23 per cent. But that rose to 40 per cent by the end of 2020, with nearly a third predicting more than 50 per cent chance of a cut by then.Chances of a rate cut this year are a little less than 20 per cent, according to market speculators.One major concern is the U.S.-China trade war, which has heated up over the past month. A Reuters poll taken earlier in May found the risk of recession in the U.S., Canada’s largest trading partner, had risen this month.“If they (the BoC) cut, it is more likely to be on global weakness – generated by U.S.-China tensions most likely – than weakness specifically in Canada,” said David Sloan, senior economist at Continuum Economics, a consultancy.But there are still some forecasters who expect the BoC to raise rates again. Out of the 30 contributors who provided an end-2020 view, 11 forecast a hike by the end of next year, including four respondents who expect two.“The Canadian economy faces tail risks, but its labour market is historically tight and the Bank of Canada’s policy rate sits below trend real GDP growth,” said William Adams, senior economist at PNC Financial Services.“The Bank of Canada’s next move will be a hike unless the U.S. or Canada fall into recession in the next 12 months.”Chances of a recession in Canada in 12 months were 20 per cent, rising to 27.5 per cent in the next two years, a Reuters poll taken in April found.Separately, a Reuters survey of property market experts published earlier this week showed Canada’s housing market will stay stuck in the doldrums, with average prices stagnating this year and then rising 1.7 per cent next year.© Thomson Reuters 2019 Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor.Canadian Press 17 Comments Facebook