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Scientific Puts Pressure on Haters in New Song

first_img‘Let’s be patriotic and support our own. We embrace strangers; mentally we’re not grown,’ Scientific raps in a newly released song.While many were chilling at home over the weekend, Scientifics’ new track ‘Haters KillaS’ blasted on my speakers in all ends of my room. Whether or not he knows about it, the song has leaked to the Internet, and I downloaded my copy.A little over a month ago, June 14, 2014, Scientific was crowned Best Aartist of the Year, Ghana Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year Africa during the Liberian Music Awards. And with so many recent accolades now added to his collection, many are rejoicing the fact that Liberia now has its musical king.’Listen close LIB wise up, the youth, you got my permission to rise up. We started this, our neighboring countries [have] passed us, we fight for crumbs while others getting the fast bucks.’ Scientific rips in the first two bars.Scientific has been working hard and in his track “Haters Killas”, you can hear a rap thirsty finger being pointed at those who wouldn’t agree to this. ‘Let’s be patriotic and support our own, we embrace strangers mentally we’re not grown. Foreign artist get paid in thousands maybe 20s, while my brothers get paid chump change I call it pennies. Haters Killas, if you involved then you’re a Haters Killas’Meanwhile, scientific has been doing more than just dropping track after track; he’s been also into a little charity work.“I’m involved with some Charity work as well right now. Been involved with a charity for orphanage homes. In fact, I happen to be a coach for one of the orphanage teams, and I have a lovely time with them. Most of them are even fans of my music, I’ve just been versatile and showing more of what I can do because there’s different sides to everybody,” the rap ruler shared.According to Scientific, he’s been busy trying to live up to his name as the best African artist.“Well I just been working and recording a lot of hit songs produced by international producers. I’m dropping an album by the end of the year. Not bragging but I got too much skill that I haven’t even showcased yet to the world. These two records ‘Haters KillaS’ and ‘Shawty’ are big hits though and Liberia will really love them.”Furthermore, the Liberian rap rider has been doing some big things himself, including connecting with some familiar record labels.“I got links with a record label in New York that I’m working with, so there’s bigger plans. I definitely have big plans for the people out there in Liberia but unfortunately the rain happen to slow that down a little. I really wanted to show appreciation to them. All is not lost; we will still make it happen,” he furthered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Thank God for Saving My Son’s Life

first_imgFirst of all, I would like to give glory and thanksgiving to God for sparing my son SB’s life. In so doing, I want to quote God’s promise to believers in Him as found in Isaiah 54: 15-17: “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” I quote this to acknowledge that God is still God, keeping His promises of miraculous protection to His children.I point this out to all who cannot or will not see God’s protection of SB. Normally, he would have been in the passenger seat where the first bullet that hit his car’s windshield was aimed at. Those who say a rock bored the hole in the windshield of SB’s car must have thrown the rock with a sharp point at the car after the shots heard in the neighborhood were fired!! The early morning call to the police to ascertain the information about whether SB was hit, or if a police report had been filed by SB, has revealed someone to the attempted assassination.SB has cautioned his family and Westwood family to not interfere in or compromise police investigation. This letter is publicly to thank God because the shots actually fired at SB’s car from in front did him no harm. He was driving on the stretch of road going to his house, not walking home, and he had been out with friends—not hostile friends or hostile business partners.Thanks,Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UPDATE – Police still searching for vehicle in hit and run

first_imgBy Adam Reaburn Photo:  Some of the graffiti seen around town on Thursday – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca UPDATE – Rumours are circulating around Facebook that the vehicle and or the person involved in the hit and run has been caught. The RCMP has confirmed this morning that is not true and they are still looking for the suspecting in this hit and run. Once again, the RCMP has not found the person involved in the hit and run on Tuesday May 11th. The RCMP are asking anyone with information call the detachment at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca The Fort St. John RCMP are continuing to investigate a hit and run that claimed the life of a 14 year-old Fort St. John boy.The Fort St. John RCMP are still searching for the vehicle involved in the hit and run. The RCMP still believe the vehicle is red and a mid to larger sized model. The vehicle style appears to be “boxy” and may have damage on the passenger side.Cst. Passarell says the parents are heartbroken by the loss of their only child. “They are urging every parent to love their children and ensure that they are safe when they are out riding their bikes. The parents are pleading with the driver of the vehicle to turn themselves into Police. “- Advertisement -Several community members have already come together to support the grieving family. Two different groups are organizing fundraisers to help pay for the teen’s funeral. You can make a donation the Fort St. John branch of the Bank of Montreal or you can donate at McElhanney Geomatics on 72nd street.Friends of the family say the father of the teen, was recently laid-off and will need help with the funeral.Several areas in the community have also been seen graffiti calling for the driver of the vehicle to turn him/her self in. Graffiti on the North Peace Cultural Centre said “A child gone. Turn yourself in. Break 4 the child.”Advertisement Members of the Criminal Crash Investigation Team have taken over the investigation and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who may have been driving or walking in the area on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm, to contact Police at 250-787-8140. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.caBelow is a copy of the story on Global BC Thursday nightlast_img read more

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Greening goes mainstream

first_imgColette Brooks spent two years and $500,000 greening her Malibu home with solar panels, a recycled metal roof, organic linens and a waterless urinal. As a New Year’s resolution, she pledged to do a similar transformation of her parents’ Sherman Oaks home. This time, however, the budget was just $1,500, but there was still plenty to do. As Brooks and her family demonstrate, going green is going mainstream these days in environmentally conscious California. Record numbers of people here are moving toward an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle. “We’re seeing a big uptick in the interest in building green and using greener materials,” said Matt Petersen, CEO of Global Green USA, a nonprofit headquartered in Los Angeles that promotes green building. “It’s not a niche thing anymore.” The number of residential installations of solar panels in the state has doubled over the past five years, according to the California Energy Commission. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that calls for a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. And the Los Angeles Unified School District is undertaking the greening of many schools. As eco-friendly living becomes commonplace, the price will continue to drop, along with the perception that a green lifestyle is an ascetic one. Take Brooks, 48, and her husband, Eric Cadora, 42. Since the two began greening their 2,900-square-foot home in 2004, prices for sustainable materials have fallen 15 percent, they said. And although everything in their home – from the recycled metal roof down to the garbage-eating pig out back – is eco-friendly, there are plenty of modern creature comforts. On a recent tour, Brooks and Cadora pointed out a shower made of river stones that lightly massage your feet as you scrub, expansive windows that offer watery views while protecting from harmful sun rays, and chaise lounge chairs upholstered with recycled cotton. “A lot of people, when they think about going green, they think about sacrifice, living in a hut,” Brooks said. “But that’s not true anymore. You can do it quite nicely and stylishly.” Greening an existing home can also be done quite cheaply, as Brooks and a team of co-workers and friends demonstrated over the weekend at the Sherman Oaks home where Brooks grew up. Her parents, sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew and the father of her brother-in-law live there now. The trick was to green the home on a budget of $1,500. Just after noon, the team got to work. They dug up the side yard and planted tomatoes, squash, herbs and an apple tree. In an upstairs bedroom they turned pink walls green using paint made without harmful volatile compounds. They tossed out cleaning products in the kitchen and made new ones using vinegar, baking soda, and lemon. They donated paper plates and napkins to a homeless shelter and vowed to use china and cloth towels. They replaced dozens of electricity-sucking light bulbs with compact florescents, which lower utility bills by running on less juice. As the work wound down, Brooks’ sister, Jacqueline Brooks-Ferro, talked about putting her new lifestyle to use as a real estate broker. “Oftentimes (sellers) try to create a better environment so their home is more desirable for buyers,” Brooks-Ferro said. Her daughter, Alexandra, 9, said she would take the greening lessons to her fourth-grade class. Even little adjustments in materials and behavior can lessen the impact on the environment, Brooks said later. “If people can just make small changes,” Brooks said. “Multiply that by millions and then we’ve got something.” julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Mercury force a decisive game

first_imgWNBA: Phoenix will play at Detroit for the championship Sunday. By Andrew Bagnato THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX – Cappie Pondexter picked a big moment to hit a big shot. Pondexter scored a game-high 26 points, including a driving bank shot with 21 seconds to play, and the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Detroit Shock, 77-76, on Thursday night to force a deciding fifth game in the WNBA Finals. The finale is Sunday in Detroit. Plenette Pierson scored 23 points in a reserve role for Detroit. Diana Taurasi added 20 points for the Mercury, who have not lost consecutive games since the two games before the All-Star break. Detroit led, 74-73, when Pierson turned the ball over with 51 seconds to go. On the next possession, Pondexter hit a 5-footer from the left baseline to put the Mercury up, 75-74. After Detroit’s Deanna Nolan answered with a 16-footer, Pondexter barreled into the lane and scored to give Phoenix a 77-76 lead. Detroit’s Shannon Johnson missed a 12-footer at the buzzer to spark a wild celebration by the Mercury. The Mercury finished fast, but they didn’t start that way. Phoenix shot 34.7 percent from the floor in an 88-83 loss in Game3 – matching the worst shooting percentage in Paul Westhead’s two seasons as head coach. The Mercury came out just as cold this time, hitting 2 of their first 11 shots and finishing the first period 5-for-18 (27.8 percent). But Detroit was even more out of sync, and the Mercury went on a 14-4 run late in the first quarter and early in the second to take a 22-14 lead.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS! Stoke launch £11m move for Belgian midfield star

first_img1 Axel Witsel Stoke City have made an £11m offer for Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel.The Belgian is keen to leave the Russian club and almost joined AC Milan during the January transfer window.That deal collapsed though and the 27-year-old is once again on the search for a new club.Tottenham have been linked with Witsel for over 18 months but, according to Calcio Mercato, it is Stoke who have made the first move.The Potters are said to have lodged a bid of £11m for the central midfielder and they are now waiting to hear Zenit’s response.As well as interest from Stoke, Roma are also monitoring Witsel’s current situation.last_img read more

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CLASSICAL MUSIC AT ITS BEST AT CONWAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

first_imgA CLASSICAL music treat is in store this Sunday as The Donegal Chamber Music Society presents the first of five concerts during the first half of this year as part of “Sundays in Conwal 2014”.The opening concert – at 3pm on Sunday – will be played by the accomplished Donegal Camerata, the resident ensemble.An International Ensemble of professional players based in Donegal, the Donegal Camerata will continue their eclectic and attractive chamber music recitals, offering a program with cardinal works from the string repertoire along with some pieces in a more light-entertainment vein. For the first recital of the year they will present music by W.A. Mozart, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk and Béla Bartók. As before, in each concert they will present a new work by an Irish Contemporary Composer. The work chosen from the Contemporary Music Centre Library for this recital will be a piece related to Donegal, Ian Wilson’s An tIarthar, composed in 2010 for the Donegal Chamber Orchestra.The Donegal Chamber Music Society Quartet – made up of younger Donegal musicians –  will also perform on Sunday.“Sundays in Conwal 2014” 1st Concert26th January, 3pm. Conwal Church. Letterkenny ProgrammeW.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c (1772)P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (1871)Ian Wilson (b.1964): An tIarthar (2010) (CMC)Louis Laporte (ca.1850 – 1922): Intermède-pizzicato for string quintet (1901) Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Slavonic Dance in e minor, No. 2 Op. 72 (1886-7)Josef Suk (1874-1935): Ella-Polka (1909) from EpisodesBéla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances (1917) Sz. 68 BB 76Admission €10/5. Tickets will be available at the door. CLASSICAL MUSIC AT ITS BEST AT CONWAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY was last modified: January 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:String ensembleSUNDAYS AT CONWALTHE DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING ENSEMBLE IN INISHOWENlast_img read more

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WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN – IRELAND’S FIRST BABY HAS HER ROOTS IN DONEGAL!

first_imgDublin may have claimed her as their own.But it transpires that the woman who gave birth to the first baby of the year is in fact a Donegal woman.Catriona Mitchell, who lives in Churchtown in Dublin, received huge attention when she gave birth to baby girl Amelie Rose just 35 seconds after midnight at Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital on January 1st. Catriona (nee McConnellogue) is originally from Muff but has been living in Dublin for a number of years.She is the daughter of proud new grandparents Rose and Packie McConnellegue from Glackmore, Muff.Catriona, along with husband Neil, was pictured looking absolutely stunning shortly after she gave birth.We wish both parents, grandparents and little Amelie Rose every health and happiness for the future. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN – IRELAND’S FIRST BABY HAS HER ROOTS IN DONEGAL! was last modified: January 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2012Amelie Rose MitchellCatriona MItchellfirst babymuffNiel MItchelllast_img read more

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Israeli Military Tells Citizens To Stop Broadcasting Rocket Attacks Via Social Media

first_imgtaylor hatmaker A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Israel Defense Forces might be extremely social media-savvy – arguably disturbingly so – but it is asking citizens to stop posting about Hamas rocket attacks on sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.In a press briefing late last week, Israel warned that any social updates embedded with location information or geotagging could aid Hamas’s efforts. Instagram photos of successful strikes and even geotagged tweets and Facebook updates by Israeli citizens could help Hamas home in on Israeli targets. Since the militant group employs relatively crude rocket technology by most standards, aggregated public geo-data could offer a precision otherwise afforded only by more sophisticated equipment – or inadvertently crowdsourced.Israeli citizens have been documenting the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants on the popular social sites, often with attached images. The IDF called for the social media blackout just a day before longer-range rocket strikes reached Jerusalem for the first time.The Dangers Of Citizen JournalismFollowing the Arab Spring uprisings, social sites have increasingly provided a platform for citizen journalism, instantly transmitting unfiltered images of violence to the world at large. Israel’s call for a social media hush shares little in common with 2011’s popular revolts in the Middle East, but there’s certainly an uneasy balance between protecting sensitive military information and flat-out censorship. In Egypt and Libya, the ruling authority’s desperate attempts to muffle the tweets and status updates only made the global community more engaged in those unfolding revolutions.Both Israel and Hamas have leveraged sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to promote their respective political agendas in recent weeks. The sophistication and breadth of these militarized social campaigns has extended the conflict beyond rocket strikes and border zone scuffles into, bizarrely enough, a branding war. This is truly war 2.0 – and we’re watching it unfold in real time. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#Government#Instagram#social media#twitter#War last_img read more

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Then and now of Assam

first_imgGold-green rice fields punctuated by groves of palm and bamboo; misty blue mountains on the horizon; emerald green tea gardens; and the bustle of fast growing cities… The new Assam combines traditional bases of nature and culture with the demands of 21st century.Trend cityGuwahati now sports a rash of malls like Big Bazaar, Pantaloons and Vishal Mega Mart, where the shopping options are many and varied. Pantaloons opened as recently as 2008 and is providing all its well known brands to the fashionistas of the region. On a different note, Artfed, Assam’s Handloom division, is planning a Dubai style shopping complex to offer the wide variety of Assam textiles in traditional and haute couture forms. The city’s first 5-star is underway and should be complete in a few year’s time and Cinemax opened its 12th multiplex in Guwahati, making it the city’s first.Food for thoughtThat Assamese dishes have the potential to go global was the thought behind Kharika, which opened in 2007. Owned by well known Assamese chef Atul Lahkar and Nripen Deka, the restaurant has made a name for dishing up ethnic cuisines of the region.Tea offTea gardens are a big drawSince 2005, ‘tea tourism’ has been developing rapidly and with it, the luxuries of tea garden hospitality. Purvi Discovery operates two heritage Chang bungalows near Dibrugarh and has pioneered the concept of equestrian tours through the tea gardens for those who have a passion for horses. In the very Assamese village of Jalukonibari, you’ll find the 72-year-old Thengal Manor, or there’s Mistry Sahib’s Bungalow in another Jorhat tea garden. The latest of these offerings included the setting up of a health resort, Ayur Sanjeeva, at Tilikiam, Charingia in July 2009. Part of the Puranimati Plantation, Ayur Sanjeeva, as its name suggests will offer ayurvedic treatment in its Santhigiri Ayurveda Village, 7 km from the town of Jorhat.Life in the wildAt Kaziranga National ParkLocated at Kokilabari, Barpeta district, Assam, to the east of Manas National Park, the Manas Maozigendri Jungle Camp has four Bodo style cottages. There are also two guesthouses in the village and homestay facilities in Bodo households for those who want a taste of the traditional lifestyle.Sualkuchi is known for its golden tussar work. A new Assam tourism initiative will soon allow people to stay at the Rural Tourist Centre in the quaint village of Gondhmow quite close to Sualkuchi. When it opens later this year, tourists will sit back by the fire on languid Assamese evenings to enjoy Bihu, Zikir and Bagrumba dances, folk songs and egg fights and then dine on traditional cuisine. During the day they can cruise the Brahmaputra or explore the forests.Feast of natureEnjoy local festivalsHowever if you can’t wait till then, then January is when the potpourri of the Dehing Patkai Festival kicks off. Organised by the Department of Tourism since 2002, it brings together fairs, tea heritage tours, golfing, adventurous sports, wildlife excursions and trips to the Stilwell Road and World War II cemeteries. The festival takes its name from the Dehing river and the Patkai range, which is located in eastern Assam.Staying in styleThengal Manor heritage hotelThe Assam Bengal Navigation company launched the first luxury cruise down the Brahmaputra in 2003, with one air-conditioned boat, the Charaidew. The second, the Sukapha, set sail in 2006 and this was followed by the inauguration of the Diphlu River Lodge at Kaziranga in January 2008 and the Bansberi Lodge at Manas. A combination of boats and lodges result in comfortable explorations of Kaziranga and Manas–a very cushy way to answer the call of the wild!There’s another way to see Assam: by rail, over the picture-postcard stretch from Badarpur in North Cachar Hills to Lumding in Nagaon, with mountain streams, tunnels and forests. The Jatinga Rail Safari used to cover this route and had passengers jostling for tickets and, once the line is converted to broad gauge, the train will be running again at the end of this year.Wait for it–there is this and many more amazing experiences to come from the new Assam.advertisement Fact fileKharika Opposite Borah Service Station, GS Road, Kamal C. Plaza, Guwahati; tel: (0) 94350 10935Purvi Discovery Log on to www.purviweb.comThengal Manor Jalukonibari, Jorhat; tel: (0376) 230 4267; www.welcomheritagehotels.comMistry Sahib’s Bungalow Sangsua Tea Estate, Jorhat; tel: (0376) 230 4267; www.welcomheritagehotels.comAyur Sanjeeva Puranimati T.E., Tilikiam, P.O. Charingia, JorhatManas Maozigendri Jungle Camp Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Council, Bagsa; tel: (0) 99578 44136Sualkuchi 30 km from GuwahatiRural Tourist Centre Gondhmow; tel: (0) 99544 44745The Charaidew Luxury Cruise Tel: (0361) 2602 223, 2603 289; www.assambengalnavigation.comadvertisementDiphlu River Lodge At Kaziranga; tel: (0361) 2602 223, 2602 186; www.diphluriverlodge.comBansberi Lodge At Manas; tel: (0361) 2602 223, 2602 186last_img read more

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