A New Verse From Phife Dawg Has Emerged [Listen]

first_imgIn the name of Phife Dawg, we thrive on this posthumous verse that has unearthed in a new single by Detroit singer Dwele. The Tribe Called Quest rapper has been continuously honored by his bandmates since his passing nearly a year ago, even showing up on the group’s We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service record later in the year.The new track “Wanna Dance” will appear Dwele’s upcoming album Same Book … New Chapter along with Phife Dawg’s forthcoming Forever LP. Listen to the track below, and bow your head in his name:last_img read more

FL family’s Pit bull puppy dies saving kids lives

first_imgA Florida family is hailing their Pit bull puppy a hero after the dog lost its life protecting two boys from a poisonous snake.The owner of the dog says she owes her son’s life to the courageous puppy.Georgina Richardson spoke to Inside Edition about the death of her 8-month-old dog, Zeus.She said that while her 10-year-old son Oriley was playing outside, Zeus lunged in Oriley’s direction and began fussing with something on the ground.“I thought it was a rope. Oriley told Inside Edition. “He had it in his mouth, and he was shaking it around.”But it turned out to be one of the most venomous snakes, aside from the black mamba in North America.Zeus killed the snake but was bitten four times around his leg, neck, and mouth.Richardson immediately rushed Zeus to the hospital and even called 911.Sadly, the puppy died 12-hours later.A few months after the incident, the Sumter County Florida family is sharing Zeus’s story.last_img read more

Crosby makes immediate impact for surging Penguins

first_imgby Will GravesPITTSBURGH (AP)—Dan Bylsma promised to keep Sidney Crosby’s minutes under control as his star center eased his way back into the lineup following a three-month layoff.It might be time to take the shackles off.Crosby collected five assists during Pittsburgh’s three-game road trip through New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia that saw the Penguins pull within a point of the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers with three weeks to go in the season.Flashing the speed and playmaking that made him the best player in the world before concussion-like symptoms in January 2011 sidelined him for basically 14 months, Crosby skated a combined 49 minutes over four days as Pittsburgh extended its winning streak to 11 straight before falling in the final second of overtime to the Flyers on Sunday.The former MVP hardly seemed taxed by the workload, his No. 87 a blur during the extra session.“He looked good, had some jump,” Bylsma said. “You saw that right through the overtime. He had a couple of good opportunities there.”Crosby came within inches of scoring for the first time since Nov. 21 in the extra period, but his wrister sailed just wide of the net as his goalless streak extended to 10 games, the longest of his career. He is hardly frustrated though considering the way the Penguins are playing.Pittsburgh plays seven of its final 11 games at Consol Energy Center, including visits by the Devils, Flyers and Rangers.Still, despite ripping off the longest winning streak of the season, the Penguins weren’t thrilled with the way their run came to an end. Pittsburgh has been lights out when leading by two goals this season and dictated the pace for long stretches on Sunday before Philadelphia roared back in the third period then earned the extra point with 1 second left in overtime.The frenetic action could be a preview of the opening round of the playoffs. If the Penguins or Flyers don’t catch the Rangers they’re almost certain to face each other in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.Despite Philadelphia’s spirited rally, the Flyers understand with Crosby back, Pittsburgh is arguably the best team in the league.last_img read more

Super Bowl Rekindles Old Brewery Rivalry: Olympia vs. Coors, Local Charities…

first_imgFacebook22Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by O Bee Credit Union For years Olympia Brewery and Coors Brewery enjoyed a friendly rivalry. Now with the Seahawks and Broncos in the Super Bowl, the rivalry has been rekindled. O Bee Credit Union (WA) and Coors Credit Union (CO) have historic connections to those breweries. To celebrate their teams’ success, they have a friendly bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl. Each will choose a charity that will benefit and it’s up to the fans to decide. It’s the “Super Battle of the Brewery Credit Unions,” said Lee Wojnar of O Bee Credit Union. Seahawk fans can show their support with a “like” on  O Bee’s Facebook page and Bronco fans can do the same for  Coors. For each like, the credit unions will donate $1, up to $500, to a local charity.“If the Seahawks win, Coors will also donate to our charity,” said O Bee CEO James Collins. “And if they lose by some freak of nature, we will donate to theirs.”“Simply put, the Broncos will win and we will raise money for charity,” said Coors Credit Union CEO, Tracie Wilcox.The sparring will continue until the outcome of the Super Bowl is decided on February 2. No matter the outcome, the winners will be two charities: O Bee has chosen ForKids, a program that feeds homeless and hungry children through the Thurston County Food Bank. Coors CU will be donating to the Peyback Foundation, established by Peyton Manning, it provides leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk and disadvantaged youth.About O Bee Credit Union O Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started February 16, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full service non-profit credit union, owned by its members, has five branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, West Olympia and Yelm. Membership is open to all Washington residents. Visit www.obee.com for more information about O Bee Credit Union.last_img read more

New Voice, Same Talent for Holmdel Theatre Company

first_imgBy Mary Ann Bourbeau |HOLMDEL – Kathy Connolly wants to take the Holmdel Theatre Company to the next level. And two months into her new position as artistic director, she is well on her way.“I want to build it up to a professional level and I think in the long term, it’s totally doable,” she said.Since she took over for former artistic director Laurie Devino, Connolly has already increased the number of shows to four this season, kicking off with “You Can’t Take It With You,” which runs from Oct. 26 to Nov. 11. It’s the story of a woman from a good-natured but eccentric family who becomes engaged to a man whose relatives are decidedly stuffy. Comedy ensues when the two families meet for the first time. The show, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, has a cast of 15 and will be directed by Connolly’s husband, Jake Oliver.“I wanted to do a classic play, something funny, with a big cast and a big set to start off the season,” Connolly said. “Jake is a great director and he’s good with comedy.”The season continues with the play “Art” from Dec. 7 to 16; “Life is a Dream” from March 29 to April 14; and the musical “Next to Normal” from July 19 to Aug. 4.“I’m so excited to do a musical and especially this musical,” she said. “I performed several musicals in barns when I did summer stock as an actor. I love barn theaters.”The theater hosted a 30th Season Cabaret Gala Oct. 1, featuring Broadway’s Jenn Gambatese (“School of Rock,” “Tarzan”), Gaelen Gilliland (“SpongeBob Squarepants,” “Kinky Boots”) and Rema Webb (“Escape to Margaritaville,” “Violet”). The inaugural event was a fundraiser for the theater.“These Broadway singers all thought the acoustics were perfect,” Connolly said.Holmdel Theatre Company presents its shows at the Duncan Smith Theater, at 36 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel.Plans for Holmdel Theatre include more interaction with students from the middle and high school, including a youth theater that will kick off with a staged reading in the spring.“It’s important for professionals to work with students, both on stage and backstage,” she said. “That’s been part of our mission statement since the theater was founded.”“I was fortunate enough to work with professionals on stage and as a student, and it’s very important to me to carry on this tradition at Holmdel Theatre Company,” she said.Originally from Pittsburgh, Connolly began performing theater at age 9. She attended Point Park University, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and New York University, where she studied in the Stella Adler and CAP21 conservatories.After college, Connolly worked as an actor and director in both regional and national tours. After moving to Middletown, she began directing musicals and teaching acting at area schools and the Middletown Arts Center. She also works as a teaching artist at the Two River Theater in Red Bank.After serving five years as artistic director, Devino felt the theater needed someone who could devote more time to it.“I work full time and Holmdel Theatre deserves more attention than I could give with my schedule,” she said. “Kathy is a perfect fit. She will definitely bring much needed new life to the theater.”Devino will still be involved; in fact, she has a lead role in “You Can’t Take It With You.”“It’s nice to be able to act again,” she said. “I didn’t have time with all my other activities. This is a fun ensemble piece that really holds up. It’s a happy little escape.”Connolly is looking forward to seeing what the future holds at Holmdel Theatre Company.“The first time I walked into the theater, I automatically fell in love with it,” she said. “It’s such a special place with a special history and I feel very lucky to be given this opportunity. It feels like home already.”Tickets for “You Can’t Take It With You” are $15 to $25. For more information, visit holmdeltheatrecompany.org.Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] article was first published in the Oct. 11-18, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgThe falconer who has lost one of his most precious birds has said he hopes the bird will closer to homes as time passes.Well-known Glenties man Pedro Soltani sent out an SOS after his Harris Hawk escaped from its aviary yesterday morning.Despite many reported sightings of the bird, Pedro has yet to be reunited with the rare bird. “I have received a lot of reports and people have been very good with their information.“The problem is that some people may have seen it but others may be getting him mixed up with wild birds of prey such as buzzards which are quite common,” he said.The bird, which is a native of South America, has distinctive leather straps on its legs.Pedro, who owns a total of 29 different birds of prey, says the bird will fend for itself. “Although it was reared in captivity, it will hunt for itself. It will eat crows, rabbits and other things such as mice and frogs.“I am hoping that as the days goes by it will come closer to homes and someone can let me know and we can recapture it,” he said.Anybody who thinks they have seen the bird can contact Pedro on 087 7668379. MISSING HAWK STILL FREE ON A WING AND A PRAYER! was last modified: April 26th, 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:GlentiesHarros HawkmissingPedro Soltanilast_img read more

Brodbeck Seeds hires experienced agronomist

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dennis WickhamBrodbeck Seeds is pleased to welcome Dennis Wickham to its team of expert regional agronomists. Wickham comes to Brodbeck with over 30 years of experience in the seed industry.Wickham will work with Brodbeck Seeds district sales managers and customers in southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and central Kentucky.“We are excited to have Dennis on our team of regional agronomists,” said Doug Rice, Brodbeck Seeds general manager. “His experience in the seed industry and knowledge of the area he is covering makes him a great asset in choosing products and answering questions and concerns of our growers. His addition to the team is an excellent example of our dedication to doing business with a local commitment and a personal touch.”Wickham received his Bachelor of Science degree in crop sciences from Michigan State University and his Master of Science degree in seed science from the University of Kentucky. He is also a certified crop advisor. He and his wife reside in Hilliard, Ohio.last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: The Leader You Need to Be Now

first_imgDifferent circumstances require different leadership approaches.Turnaround: When an organization is in trouble, it requires leaders who will take charge. Difficult circumstances or an existential threat require that people take action now, without having the time to debate the choices of action, without a chance to build consensus around the approach, and without concern for tradition. The turnaround leader can break things on their way to making things better, and they can create ill will along the way. But when survival is at stake, this approach is necessary.Change Agent: A turnaround is a shift of 180 degrees; the organization is moving in the wrong direction. A change agent needs to adjust the organization’s direction by degrees, more than 1 degree and less than 180. The strategy isn’t quite right and needs to be significantly adjusted. The business model isn’t producing the expected results, and the go-to-market strategy need to be significantly modified. There isn’t all the time in the world to debate the choices and build consensus, but there is some time to enlist the support of other leaders to help make change. When things aren’t working, a leader has to make change.Execution: There are some circumstances that require a leader who can execute and deliver results. The organization is in no danger, no real change is needed, other than greater execution of what is already in place. This choice is often overlooked by new leaders, who believe they must be a turnaround leader or a change agent. But sometimes all that is necessary for the leader to help the organization reach its full potential is to create accountability for executing on what is already in place. The execution leader has time to build consensus, build traditions, and inspire greater action.One of the ways to be a great leader is to know what role you need to play to best serve your organization.When your organization needs better execution, being a turnaround leader or a change agent will prevent you from producing the results you need. Likewise, when something is broken, execution isn’t enough to realize the organization’s potential.last_img read more

Video: Duke Unveils 2015 National Championship Banner At Banquet

first_imgDuke basketball's 2015 national championship banner.duke 2015 national championship bannerThursday night, Duke basketball held its annual banquet – an event where the season prior is celebrated and captains for the next season are named. But 2015 was obviously a more special year than usual – the Blue Devils took home their fifth national championship after defeating Wisconsin in the NCAA title game earlier this month. As such, there was a great deal to commemorate.Most notably, the school unveiled its 2015 national championship banner – appropriately while Queen’s “We Are The Champions” was playing in the background.The school has also released a number of other bits of media from the event – including some cool photos of the players posing in their tuxedos.If you’re wondering, Duke named Marshall Plumlee, Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones as tri-captains for the 2015-2016 season.last_img read more

Trace Adkins Hits Japan For USO Shows

first_imgLongtime USO supporter and tour veteran Trace Adkins will set out to once again lift the spirits of deployed troops and their families as he arrives in Japan this week for a four-show tour.The multi-platinum selling country music artist will be visiting servicemen and women at Yokota Air Base, Misawa Air Base, Camp Hansen and Kadena Air Base among other stops in Japan.“There is nothing more important to me than family, they are what matters most in my life,” Adkins said. “That’s why I always look forward to doing these USO tours. In many ways, this organization has become family to me. Of course, we can never forget who we’re doing this for, the brave individuals in uniform and those who support them around the world.”This USO tour will be Adkins’ seventh in 11 years and over his previous six tours, Adkins has entertained more than 29,000 troops.last_img read more