The Main Squeeze | Fool’s Paradise | St. Augustine, FL | 4/1/17 SetlistMessage to the LonelySweatTwo StepsDr. FunkWWC (keys)In a funkOnly TimeReturn of the Mack (with antwaun Stanley)I’ll take Another[cover photo courtesy of Jeremy Scott Photography] The second annual Fool’s Paradise festival took place this past weekend in St. Augustine, and featured an incredible lineup of musical talent, including Lettuce, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Motet, and more. There were also plenty of special guest sit-ins and collaborations over the course of the two-day event. One particularly memorable sit-in was Vulfpeck’s Antwaun Stanley joining The Main Squeeze for the 1996 R&B hit “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison, with both Stanley and Corey Frye showing off their impressive vocal skills.The set consisted of tracks from their 2015’s Mind Your Head, including “Message to the Lonely” and “In A Funk,” as well as some older numbers, such as “Dr. Funk” from their First Drops EP and self-titled albums. Check out video from the performance with Antwaun Stanley, along with a few other stand-out jams, below:
MFK is a U.S.-based, non-governmental organization working in Haiti to produce ready-to-use therapeutic food, with peanuts as a primary ingredient. MFK also provides training and markets for farmers while conducting agricultural research to improve crop yields and reduce aflatoxin. “The thrust of this award is that it asks MFK to provide the information made available to Haitian farmers [and] to smallholder farmers around the world concerning aflatoxin abatement methods,“ said MFK founder Patricia Wolff. “The former Peanut [Collaborative Research Support Program], and now PMIL, have been working in Haiti with MFK for more than five years. In that time, a lot has been accomplished—aflatoxin levels have fallen, and peanut yields and farmer incomes have increased.” The 20 awardees are working with a team of marketing and publishing experts to hone the message of their materials for farmers and policy makers. The completed materials will be published and distributed in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, in both print and electronic form, by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU) that works to advance food and nutritional security. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s University of Georgia-housed Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL) is helping to create Extension materials that will be used internationally to curb mycotoxin exposure among smallholder farmers.Jamie Rhoads, assistant director of the USAID-funded PMIL, which is housed in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, helped to create a poster, brochure and guidebook that will help smallholder farmers worldwide decrease aflatoxin contamination in peanuts. This outreach campaign was selected as one of the 20 proposals awarded from 250 international applications in response to the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation’s call for proposals “to unearth and award top innovations that are transforming smallholder farms in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.” The mycotoxin outreach materials were recognized this month at the centre’s International Forum on Unleashing Science, Technology and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security in Arnhem, Netherlands. “We developed a suite of technologies that made it possible to evaluate and control aflatoxin at the smallholder farmers level, including in-field testing, better production practices and better post-harvest handling,” Rhoads said. “I hope that the publication will reach many audiences and that it will spread the knowledge that aflatoxin contamination can be controlled on a smallholder level,” he added. Aflatoxin is a dangerous toxin produced by the molds in the genus Aspergillus. It affects peanuts and other crops that are harvested and stored in hot, humid conditions.Current methods of controlling aflatoxin involve infrastructure and inputs that are often too costly for smallholder farmers. Globally, an estimated 2.5 billion people are involved in smallholder agriculture. Bryan Sobel, former agricultural program coordinator at Meds & Food for Kids (MFK), drafted and submitted the original project proposal. Rhoads worked with Sobel during his time as an employee and then consultant at Meds & Food for Kids.
FORT DODGE, Iowa– CPD Racing Tools rewards drivers in four of IMCA’s most prestigious special series again this season. Fifty dollar product certificates, good toward shock services from the Fort Dodge, Iowa, manufacturer, will be awarded to top 10 finishers in official point standings for the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, the Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Modifieds and the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour for Modifieds and Stock Cars. Drivers who lead the most main event laps over the course of those series each receive $200 product certificates for a complete electric tire station. Eighteen dates are on the schedule for the Deery Series, with opening night April 4 at Crawford County Speedway in Denison. The first of 10 Hawkeye Dirt Tour events is May 12 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton and the first of six consecutive nights of Dakota Tour action is July 5 at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D. “It is great to have programs that target specific series events and these four will be among the best in IMCA racing in 2015,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “CPD is a great regional partner with these events and you will see them in attendance at a fair percentage of them supporting their own contingency efforts.”Information about CPD products and services is available by calling 515 570-4329, on Facebook and at the www.cpdracingtools.com website. This season is CPD’s sixth as an IMCA marketing partner.