This Friday, the Birmingham Barons are hosting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to begin closing out this dynamic baseball schedule.
Haven’t been to a Barons game this summer? Do you live under a rock?
None the less, you do not want to miss Friday’s game as it will feature hits by Johnny Cash synced to the exciting firework show!
— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 28, 2016
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- Don’t walk around campus with a map on day 1:
Do yourself a favor and visit each classROOM before the first day of class. I’ve walked in the wrong classroom twice before…
Flights from Miami to Cuba will kick off next week for the first time since 1961.
“It is a positive step and contribution to the improving relations between Cuba and the U.S.,” said deputy transportation minister Eduardo Rodriguez. Continue reading “American flights to Cuba head out next week”
“Enjoy the Moment” – Coach Nick Saban
Tim Tebow and Marty Smith ‘invited’ themselves to Coach Saban’s lake house. When asked what’s the greatest threat to excellence?
Complacency (is the greatest threat to excellence). Being satisfied with where you are. Complacency creates a blatant disregard for doing what’s right. You can’t do what you feel like doing. You have to choose the things that are going to help you achieve the goals that you have. When you get complacent, you lose respect for winning. – Coach Nick Saban
UAB President Ray Watts welcomed the largest freshman class ever to UAB, located in southside Birmingham. UAB is breaking out of the commuter school image. Most students live ON campus now, lured by dorms, fraternities, sororities and local social opportunities. Go Blazers!
More than 1,100 UAB student volunteers are making Freshman Move-In Day happen! pic.twitter.com/kCR9ORX8Rg
— UAB Students (@UABStudents) August 27, 2016
The vote will go to the public in November after all.
Thursday the bill was dead on the vine in the House. Friday, a second vote was taken and three representatives shifted to the ‘Yes’ side agreeing that the lesser of the evils (gambling versus medicaid shortfall) would be gambling.
If passed, 10% of the proceeds will go to the Education Fund with the remainder going to the General Fund. The first $100M of the General Fund will go to fund Medicaid. How will you vote?
The scene of innovation in Birmingham is astounding. From startups in tech, to the renovation of a 1920 style buildings housing “chef incubators” Our city doesn’t seem to be sleeping.
Howard Conyers, a South Carolina native who moved to New Orleans, is organizing a dinner in NOLA that celebrates two cultures derived from West Africa – the Gullah and Creole. When he moved to NOLA, he realized how similar the food was to what he ate back home. He accredits the similarities to the influence enslaved Africans had on the food we eat today.
Conyers notes some differences in the culture, one being that Creole has additional influences from the French and the Spanish, whereas Gullah “is more purely West African influenced.” He thinks understanding where food really comes from and it’s history is important, especially since most people aren’t aware of the kind of influence enslaved Africans had on Southern cuisine.
He believes that food can help cross culture lines and bring people together.
He’ll have a chance to do just that at his “From the Low Country to the Bayou” dinner on Sept. 4th at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Guests will have the opportunity to try a number of dishes, including goat that Nigerian chef Tunde Wey will roast whole. Other dishes include pig, okra, maque choux, cala and boudin.
Learn more about the dinner here.
Moms who sing lullabies may do more for their newborns than expected.
Studies in music therapy show when mothers sing to their premature infants, it can stabilize the baby’s heart rate and breathing. Full-term babies are able to recognize their mothers’ voices once they’re born, so allowing preemies the chance to gain this connection outside of the womb is important.
Dear college students,
The freshman 15 is very real.
What they don’t tell you is that the sophomore 10 and the junior what’s-happening-to-my-body are just as real. There are a few things that contribute to the weight gain many people experience once they get to college. So, here are some ways to avoid gaining too much weight while chasing your degree. Continue reading “Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15”
Currently under construction in the old Rags’ Italian Bistro building is the new Italian restaurant opening in the Lakeview District: Cashio’s Meatball Market.
The family restaurant belongs to Mary Susan Cashio, and is inspired by her grandmother. “My Grandma Angel, her niche is meatballs. So we decided to bring that to Birmingham, a restaurant based around her meatballs,” Cashio told AL.com.
Meatballs won’t be the only thing on the menu. Chicken, sausage, and veggie balls will also be available.
“We’ve got something for everybody on here, with a pretty narrowed-down menu that’s not overwhelming.”
Cashio’s Meatball Market should open around late September or early October. They will serve lunch and dinner M-F, and brunch on Sunday.
Read more here
When I say 5 o’clock, or 280, some people (or most, but lets not get too confident) would think of traffic, bad drivers, crappy roads, congested intersections, etc… I mean, the list goes on and on, but one thing’s for sure, the increased development of neighborhoods, parks, and office buildings may not be helping these conditions.
A new study shows that twins live longer than other people.
“There is benefit to having someone who is socially close to you who is looking out for you. They may provide material or emotional support that lead to better longevity outcomes,”
-David Sharrow, Researcher at the University of Washington.
These benefits could go beyond twins if “we […] choose to invest in social bonds as a way to promote health and longevity,” Sharrow said.
Frank Brocato plans to increase spending on schools. Will take office as Hoover Mayor in November, defeating incumbent Gary Ivey.