The California Honeydrops Cover R. Kelly, Al Green & More In NYC Throwdown [Watch]

first_imgThe California Honeydrops put their soulful rock n’ roll on display at the Bowery Ballroom last night, November 13th, playing to a packed house at the NYC venue. The band rolled out a ton of original music, and slipped in a few great covers as well. Fortunately, Marc Millman Photography was on the scene to capture the magic.Check out videos from last night’s performance, below.“Let’s Go Get Stoned”“Bump & Grind”“I’ve Never Found A Girl”last_img

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Put America first: Free innocent U.S. citizens from foreign jails

first_imgIn the case of Turkey, Trump has tried and failed.Both he and Vice President Mike Pence asked Erdogan for the release of an imprisoned American pastor, Andrew Brunson, and were rebuffed.But Turkey, like Egypt, is an ally, and the administration has stopped short of using tools that might create more leverage.How about suspending U.S. military aid and sales to Egypt and Turkey until innocent Americans are released?That would show that Trump really does put America first.Jackson Diehl is deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Editorial, OpinionDuring the Christmas season, it’s worth sparing a thought for a shamefully neglected group of Americans — those unjustly locked up in foreign prisons on political grounds.There are at least 40 of them, in five countries, held as trophies or as de facto hostages and bargaining chips by authoritarian regimes seeking leverage over Washington. In many cases, their only offense was to be a U.S. citizen.About 20 of the Americans — the number is hard to pin down — are held by Egypt, a nominal U.S. ally that receives more than $1 billion in aid annually.Several have been held for years without trial. Turkey, a NATO ally, holds another dozen; strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken openly of using them to force the extradition of a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania.Venezuela this month brought trumped-up weapons charges against Josh Holt, a Mormon missionary arrested 17 months ago — the same week two relatives of President Nicolas Maduro’s wife were sentenced on drug charges in New York. At least three U.S. citizens and a permanent resident are held by Iran — which, along with North Korea, pioneered the practice of seizing Americans on bogus pretexts and then using them to leverage political and economic favors from Washington.Pyongyang, for its part, still holds three Americans months after its release of college student Otto Warmbier, who died days after he was returned to his family. At one time it appeared that the Trump administration might make the aggressive defense of these citizens a signature of its foreign policy.There was plenty of opportunity: The Obama administration often neglected and played down U.S. prisoners in the name of brokering bigger deals and defending larger interests.Fighting for Americans fits well with President Donald Trump’s stated priority of putting America first.In April, Trump pushed Egyptian ruler Abdel Fatah el-Sissi to free Aya Hijazi, who with her husband had spent three years in prison for setting up a nongovernmental organization to help Cairo street children.Hijazi was released several weeks later and flown home on a U.S. government plane for a showy meeting with Trump.Since then, however, Trump and his staff have appeared to lose interest, with some exceptions.Last month the president took credit for getting three UCLA basketball players out of shoplifting charges in China by appealing to President Xi Jinping.center_img Trump then turned on them when they appeared insufficiently grateful. Meanwhile, appeals for White House action on behalf of other prisoners in Egypt — by family members, lawyers and members of Congress — have failed to stir any response.Take the cases of Mostafa Kassem and Ahmed Etiwy, two of the U.S. citizens held by Egypt. Both have been imprisoned since 2013 after being swept up in crackdowns against protests in which they did not participate.Praveen Madhiraju of the Washington-based group Pretrial Rights International said he and two other advocates had contacted officials at the White House and National Security Council a dozen times about the cases but received no response.A letter from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to Trump in August prompted no visible action.But an Irish citizen arrested in the same mosque crackdown that swept up Etiwy was freed in October after intensive lobbying by the Irish government. The Trump administration did recently launch an effort to free the Americans held in Tehran.But so far there’s been no result — and if Trump carries out his threat to reimpose U.S. sanctions on Iran next month, the initiative will be stillborn.last_img read more

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SU field hockey clinches Big East regular-season title in weekend wins

first_imgMartina Loncarica has a tendency to step up in big situations. The junior midfielder had four game-winning goals coming into the weekend. But with the conference championship on the line and No. 4 Connecticut deadlocked in a scoreless tie, Loncarica proved she still had a few late-game heroics left in her bag of tricks. Just under six minutes into double overtime on Saturday, Loncarica took a pass from freshman Leonie Geyer on a penalty corner and blasted the game-winning goal into the right corner of the cage for a 1-0 victory. The goal clinched SU’s third straight Big East regular season title, locked up the top seed in the conference tournament and lifted the No. 8 Orange (12-4, 5-0 Big East) to its fifth overtime win of the season. ‘We’re pretty much professionals at overtime, so (it’s) like our thing,’ junior back Nicole Nelson said. ‘We’re always really confident when we go into overtime. We really, really wanted this game, so we didn’t think about losing at all.’ Nelson and the rest of the SU defense maintained that confidence throughout Saturday’s game against UConn (13-4, 3-2 Big East), which averages three goals per game. Sunday, the Orange used that confidence to defeat No. 14 Boston College, 3-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Against the Huskies, sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver was a wall behind them with 11 saves in her return to the field after missing three games. The defense stayed strong during a number of UConn’s opportunities, including a key stretch of the first overtime during which the Huskies seemed to be on the brink of snatching the game away. Freshman back Laura Hahnefeldt was sent off with a yellow card for nearly the final five minutes of the period, but several defensive stops and a miraculous diving save by Stiver kept the Orange alive. SU always found a way to come up with a stop, despite being outshot 15-11, and head coach Ange Bradley said that resiliency was the decisive factor in the game. ‘I have to give the kids a lot of credit, they stepped up and they competed,’ Bradley said. ‘It was very much a defensive battle. UConn is just such a good team and such a good program, and it was a matter of who was finally going to break.’ Bradley said the thrill of the victory over a top-five team provided momentum heading into Sunday’s game against Boston College (10-6). But there were negative lingering effects as well. As a result of the length and intensity of the UConn game, fatigue and a lack of focus were potential issues for the Orange. But despite players performing at less than full strength, the Orange found enough stamina to win, again riding the strength of the defenders to a victory over the Golden Eagles. Sophomore back Amy Kee assisted on a goal by sophomore back Iona Holloway on a corner and added a goal of her own, and Loncarica fittingly provided the game winner on a penalty stroke with 5:11 remaining. Kee said practice during the week focused more on UConn, but the preparation carried over because BC has a similar playing style. One of the main aspects of getting ready for the Huskies was working exhaustingly on penalty corners, and that made a significant difference on Sunday as SU was able to convert in that situation. ‘It was a major thing for us because we’ve had a history of not scoring goals against UConn, so we practiced that a lot this week,’ Kee said. ‘We scored the first goal from that today, and obviously it was very important to get on the scoreboard.’ The extensive mental and physical preparation have paid off for Bradley’s squad, not only with the Big East title but also the current five-game winning streak that includes four victories over ranked opponents. Amid the many lineup changes and cloud of questions about the team’s unity, the streak and performance from the weekend have Bradley optimistic about SU’s potential to close out the season. ‘I’m really excited about the growth of our team, and we’re really starting to come together,’ Bradley said. ‘To get back-to-back wins at this time of year against two top teams, it says so much for Syracuse.’ [email protected] Comments Published on October 24, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Scoreboard: 76ers showcase talent for LeBron with 108-97 win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Simmons is sure James knows what’s going on in Philly.“He knows,” Simmons said. “He knows. He’s a very smart guy. His IQ on the court is amazing.”And if the rumors weren’t enough, Embiid posted a photo on Twitter of him and James with the comment: “Trust The Process??? Always a great time playing against one of the best to ever play the game #summer2018goals.”Philadelphia nearly blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter as the Cavs, who never led, got within 95-94 on Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer with 2:25 left. However, the Sixers showed poise down the stretch by scoring the next eight points to seal an impressive win.“We’re proud of the win,” coach Brett Brown said. “Any time you can beat a team LeBron James plays on you must have done something fairly decent. Saric’s 3 really was the back-breaker.”ADVERTISEMENT Tempers flared in the closing seconds when Saric dunked and Cleveland’s Jordan Clarkson threw the ball off his back. Clarkson was ejected, but that didn’t stop players from jawing at each other.Clarkson defended his actions.“If anybody say different, that they wouldn’t have did that, that they’d have did something different, or anything else, they lying,” he said. “Especially if it was at that (part) of the game. They know what’s up. That’s it.”Saric insists he wasn’t trying to embarrass the Cavs.“I was surprised,” he said of Clarkson’s reaction. “We’re NBA players. To be mad about something like that, for me, is a little bit weird, but I want to apologize to the organization, to them and to the fans.”After the final horn, James walked to Philadelphia’s end of the floor and to hug both Simmons and Embiid, embraces that had to make Cleveland fans cringe.James was asked what kind of a matchup problem is the 6-foot-10 Simmons, who added nine rebounds and eight assists.“The same one I bring,” he said. “Power, speed, quickness, size, court awareness. Same one I bring.”SHOW STOPPERJames had a jaw-dropping, behind-the-back dribble in traffic that went between Tristan Thompson’s legs before he scored and was fouled. James looked up and watched the replay before shooting his free throw, but he didn’t know all the details of the play until halftime.“One of my guys from the NBA showed me and I was like, ‘OK, yeah, that’s probably one of the best plays I’ve had in my career,’” he said.SMITH SUSPENDED Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Silly or Philly?: LeBron swats talk of Philadelphia visit Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, center, from Cameroon, dribbles against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Larry Nance Jr. in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — First, the billboards. Now, the scoreboard.The Philadelphia 76ers are giving LeBron James an eyeful and even more to think about.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The Cavs played without starting guard J.R. Smith, who was suspended one game by the team for detrimental conduct. Smith attended the team’s morning shootaround, but coach Tyronn Lue indicated something happened after the workout that led to the one-game ban. Lue expects Smith to practice Friday and play Saturday against Denver.LOVE UPDATECavs All-Star forward Kevin Love remains weeks away from his return, but he’s making steady, significant progress. On Thursday, he did some on-court work while wearing a padded glove to protect the fracture he sustained on Jan. 29.The Cavs have not changed their timetable on Love, who is not expected back until the final week in March. He’s averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds.SIGN OF THE TIMESIn response to the #PhillyWantsLeBron signs, a Cleveland marketing agency put up a digital billboard across the street from Quicken Loans Arena. The billboard says: “Hey Philly” written above a picture of a golden crown symbolizing James’ royal “King James” nickname.TIP-INSSixers: Simmons was named the Eastern Conference’s top rookie for February after averaging 16 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists. He was the only rookie to average at least 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game in the month, joining James, Russell Westbrook and Nikola Jokic as the only players to do it league-wide. … F Ersan Ilyasova played 18 minutes after re-signing with Philadelphia on Wednesday. Ilyasova reached a contract buyout with Atlanta, clearing his return to the Sixers.Cavaliers: Rodney Hood started for Smith and scored 11 on 5-of-14 shooting. … James (927) moved past Michael Jordan (926) into fourth place for the fourth-most 20-point games. …UP NEXTSixers: Host Charlotte on Friday.Cavaliers: Host Nuggets on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Joel Embiid had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the 76ers delivered an in-person sales pitch to James by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-97 on Thursday night to end an 11-game losing streak against the Eastern Conference champions.Rookie Ben Simmons scored 18 and Dario Saric 16, including a critical 3-pointer in the closing minutes, for the rising Sixers, who are 8-2 since Feb. 6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJames finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, but the superstar couldn’t rally the Cavs in the final minutes.Earlier this week, three billboards urging the three-time champion to sign as a free agent this summer with Philadelphia were unveiled on a busy highway outside Cleveland. The large signs, which were paid for by a Pennsylvania company, are intended to entice James to leave home and join a Sixers team brimming with young talent and potential. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Resource Works speaker talks to NPSS students

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — On Tuesday, high school students got the chance to listen to the Executive Director of Resource Works speak about the future of the resource industry, and its ties to their home.Stewart Muir was at North Peace Secondary School in the afternoon, speaking with other groups in other places during his trip to the Peace region. He told the students in Sarah Huggins’ science class he was curious to hear from them about what they want to do and where they want their careers to take them.Some students wanted to get into the natural resource market and stay in Fort St. John. Others were keen on travelling, and settling in other places.- Advertisement -He also spoke to local residents, and residents all across B.C., at the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, FSJ for LNG’s event, and at the Mayor’s Caucus earlier this week.last_img read more

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