16 advance to finals of Carib Soca Monarch

first_imgSixteen of the 17 contestants vying for the title of Carib Soca Monarch are one stop closer following the semi-final of the competition on Saturday evening in the mining town of Linden.Those going through to the finals on February 16 are Jumo Primo, Lil Colywin, Static, Vanilla, Nesta, Sexy Berry, Miss Finesse, True, Ryan T, Real Proof, Passion, Vintage, Natural One, Sasha Melody, Stephen Ramplal and of course, reigning Soca Monarch Brandon Harding who will be defending his crown.The 17 competitors braved the stage to represent their communities in a bid to be crowned Monarch for 2019.Vanilla dishing out her tune in Linden on Saturday eveningThe spectators were on their feet jumping, waving, and gyrating to the songs which carried a wide range of themes. Making the night even more enjoyable was Master of Ceremony Malcolm Ferreira, who had the crowd rolling with laughter with his comical commentary and interaction with the crowd.Popular local artiste Kwesi Ace and the Fame Band gave a warm-up performance that led the way for the first singer and newcomer, Shaima “Sexy Berry” Muna with her song, “Goddess of Soca”. She was followed by Melissa “Ms Finess” Pestano with her “I don’t watch no face” performance.They were followed by soca veteran Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo, who woke the crowd up with his song “Tribute”. With absolutely no costume or props needed, he had the crowd on their feet as he directed their attention to the variety of instruments on the stage as his tune pays homage to the musical instruments and its operators.A section of the band in full swingHaving been in the business for a number of years, Jumo’s performance was no surprise. However, Linden’s young monarch hopeful, Roderick “Static” Allicock did not hesitate to hint at his intent to take the crown. With his bouncy lyrics “tell Jumo to go his way, he old and grey” he had the crowd swaying with laughter and cheer.Lindeners also had an overwhelming response to the other home-grown artistes including, Lil Colwin with his extraordinary performance of “Full Access” and Collin “Real Proof” Prince with his “Push Back” performance.These Linden artistes did not disappoint as they were ranked among the best performers for the night, as their props with J’ouvert power, water, fireworks, backup dancers, exotic choreography and eye-catching costumes made the show even more satisfying.Stephen Ramplal and his back-up dancersAnother of the high-ranking performances for the night was Vanilla’s “One Voice” which spoke of the need for Guyanese to shun disparity and live in love and unity.Soca was on fire in Linden and the judges had a testing time during the elimination process. The competitors were assessed on their song topic, diction, party appeal, stage performance and crowd response among other things.Reigning monarch, Brandon Harding said, “This is a competition and I thrive on competition. I know I am up against the likes of Jumo and Vanilla and Nesta, and there are some really good songs and good talent who are in it to win it, however, the only person who will beat Brandon is Brandon,”Roderick ‘Static’ Allicock giving it his allThe Carib Soca Monarch will walk away with $1.5 million, while the runner-up will walk win $750,000, while there is $500,000 and $250,000 for third and fourth place respectively. There’s also the $100,000 “Best New Comer” prize going to the top novice.last_img read more

Concern Mounts For Clippers As Griffin Paul Nicked Up

Chris Paul has a sore hip.It’s not just that the Los Angeles Clippers got beat, 92-80, Wednesday night to extend their first-round playoffs series. It’s pretty significant that the Clippers got beat up, too.Blake Griffin went down holding his left knee, a scary sight. Thankfully, it was a sprained and not something debilitating. Point guard Chris Paul hurt his right hip and had to come out. Not good, as L.A. looks to regroup for a close out Game 6 at Los Angeles Friday.”We’ve got to get home, get some therapy, get rest and then get back to work on Friday,” Clippers coach Vinnie Del Negro said.The team doctor and trainer told Del Negro that Griffin and Paul were healthy enough to return to action in the fourth quarter. But when Paul struggled with his mobility, Del Negro took him out.Griffin hurt his knee when he tangled legs with the Grizzlies Marc Gasol (23 points) on a drive to the basket in the third quarter. He lay on the court clutching his knee for a few minutes before going to the bench. But he returned to attempt his free throws and played most of the fourth quarter.”One of our guys went down,” said Clippers forward Caron Butler, who’s playing despite breaking his left hand in Game 1. ”Not just one of our guys, one of our superstars. It’s important that we go down and check on our brother. He got up. It was a tough play. He got banged up pretty bad. But he’s a soldier. He got back out there and kept chipping away at it with us.”Memphis has lost all four of its games at Staples Center against the Clippers this year. The Grizzlies know they have to break through to force a decisive Game 7 in Memphis on Sunday..”There’s no point leaving home if we don’t know our way back,” Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo said. ”We can’t look at Sunday because we have to make sure we get back home after Friday night.” read more

Six Chinese Apprehended In Lucaya

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasImmigrationDepartmentApprehendsSixChineseNationals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 11th 2017: Six Chinese have been apprehended by Bahamas Immigration. On Monday, at around 10am, officers were notified of Chinese staying at a resort in the Lucaya area, who were about to be smuggled into the USA. A team was shortly dispatched to investigate, where on arrival two rooms were checked resulting in the discovery of six Chinese, two males and four females .Inspection of their passports revealed that they had arrived in The Bahamas, during the months of April, May and June, but had since overstayed their visitors’ status.The group was then taken into custody, transported to Immigration Headquarters for further processing and were flown into the capital sometime Tuesday. It is reported that they will be held at the Detention Centre until repatriation to China.According to the Immigration Department, the incident marks the first apprehension for the month of July.Its last apprehension is said to have involved the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Isaac Mayo who called in to the Lucayan Harbour, to hand over to Bahamas Immigration officers a total of 11 Cuban migrants who were all intercepted in Cay the Cay Sal Bank area in a rustic vessel.The Cuban group of migrants was also transported to the capital where they too will be held until repatriation.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Mastodons Brent Hinds Post Tour I Need To Decompress From All This

first_img Facebook Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Post Tour: “I Need To Decompress From All This” Mastodon’s Brent Hinds: “I Need To Decompress” mastodons-brent-hinds-post-tour-i-need-decompress-all Twitter Email The metal guitarist reveals he is burnt out from the demands of constant touringAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2018 – 4:16 pm Brent Hinds, the guitarist of the GRAMMY-winning metal band Mastodon, recently spoke out about how constant touring is wearing him thin and making him feel like he needs some time off to breathe.When “Let There Be Talk” podcast host Dean Delray asked Hinds in an interview last month if Mastodon is working on a new album, Hinds explains that he really needs some time off. He tells the host he’s really feeling run dry by the constant touring schedule and needs a break before he can make music again.”All I care about is my peace of mind, which is leaving me,” Hinds said. “So I need to stop and recalculate myself. I need to decompress from all this and I need to press the restart button and just kind of reboot myself in a way.”With mental health and self-care becoming more openly addressed in today’s music world, other artists have also discussed the demands of working in the music industry, especially the challenges that come with touring. Notably, James Blake has spoken up about dealing with depression while touring. Also, before his tragic suicide, Avicii famously retired from touring, sharing that the demanding schedule of constant shows was directly affecting his health.“It’ll be okay. I can still play music. If people want me to play good music, they need to let me go for a year,” Hinds continues in the interview. News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Mastodon Discuss Band Origins, New Album As Hinds and other artists point out, it is vital for musicians, just like the rest of us, to be able to take time for self-care. And, as his bandmate Brann Dailor shared, their latest album Emperor of Sand came out of a time when they were all going through challenging times in their lives, showing that making music can indeed be a therapeutic process.”Some of the closest people to us were in the middle of some battles with cancer and some heavy-duty illness,” Dailor said. “If we were open and honest with everyone about what the record was about, then we knew that it could maybe have a positive impact with someone else.”Mastodon Reach New Levels Of Heavy On ‘Emperor Of Sandlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Long-Term Substitute Speech Language Pathologist at Wildwood Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Buyer at Pacific Packaging Products, Inc.Full-Time Customer Service Rep at Parts4HeatingFull-Time Quality Technician at Analog DevicesFull-Time Receptionist at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Digital Marketing Content Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Commercial Insurance Assistant Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Warehouse Parts Administrator at Service Quick, Inc.Full-Time Teacher at May Institute Full-Time Dispatcher at Super Service Today(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Forget the Super Bowl Monsters Inc fans are celebrating 2319 day

first_img Happy 2319 #2319Day pic.twitter.com/PcjZOqT4Wh— ıllıмυѕнιıllı (@fakedymond) February 3, 2019 Comments “2319! WE HAVE A 2319!” Happy #2319Day pic.twitter.com/eUVpc4hYvn— Jonathan (@Jonatha08077969) February 3, 2019 And here’s a human reenactment of the scene. Tags Now playing: Watch this: Toy Story Land is incredibly detailed Monsters Inc. fans are thrilled that Feb. 3, 2019 correlates into 2319 day. Walt Disney Pictures Monsters Inc. fans have more than just the Super Bowl to enjoy on Sunday.Since it’s Feb. 3, 2019, fans of the Pixar film were quick to that the date correlates to the code 2319, a number that leads to a sequence in a hilarious scene from the 2001 film.As pointed out by CNET sister site ComicBook.com, the scene in question involves the monster George (Sam Black), who gets an unexpected haircut as a result of getting a child’s sock stuck on his gloriously orange fur. At this point in the film, monsters think children are toxic, making the sock a big issue code-named 2319.  3:02 HAPPY #2319Day #redalert #MonstersInc pic.twitter.com/MeO0cp38HD— Bring your own Geek (@Bringyourowngek) February 3, 2019 39 Photos I think i’m funny #2319Day #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/MaNCKxwHxU— Chloseph (@ChlosterSays) February 3, 2019 3 Happy 2319 Day!!@WaltDisneyWorld @Disney @DisneyPixar @WaltDisneyCo @MonstersU #2319Day pic.twitter.com/ZdwQG2JcFH— Brad Fowler 🇺🇸 (@BradFowler11) February 3, 2019 Hidden details of Toy Story Land TV and Movies And a costumed one, too. Share your voice One even thinks 2319 could be a Super Bowl strategy (don’t do this). Have you posted your own 2319 salute on social media? Drop us a link in the comments and we may add it to this roundup. Happy 2319 day, and watch out for those socks! Just going to leave this here 😂 #Disney #2319Day pic.twitter.com/MzPGWjsgVn— Yoshi P73🍔🍟 (@Mexicanpancake7) February 3, 2019 Fans who remember the scene have taken to Twitter to celebrate the date, with all sorts of orange-ful posts in memory of George’s hair. Disney Pixarlast_img read more