The Nth Power Announces Live Album Release & Fall Tour Dates With Rockin’ New Video

first_imgFunk and soul quartet The Nth Power have announced the upcoming release of their new record To Be Free – Live, on November 11th 2016. The nine-track album was recorded last month during two intimate live performances in Boston, MA and one night in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn. Seven of the album’s nine tracks are new original songs.The Nth Power’s gospel-style vocals along with their soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs create a sound and experience that is made for a live show. At the request of their fans, the band decided to capture that energy on their latest record. The result is an album that exudes the intimacy and organic quality of a live performance paired with the profound talent of four powerhouse musicians: Nikki Glaspie (vocals, drums); Nate Edgar (bass); Nick Cassarino (vocals, guitar); and Courtney J’Mell Smith (vocals, keyboards).“When we recorded [our debut full-length album], Abundance, we wanted to have a clean studio approach to our music; to hear it done right and done crisp,” says Nick Cassarino. “Since that release, we have been touring heavily for a year straight, and we have seen that when performed live, our energy and message seem to translate more fluidly to our audience.” To Be Free reflects that natural connection between performers and fans, representing the band’s sound in its truest state. “Every song is a journey, a story, a feeling, and an experience that we are honored to share with you,” shares Cassarino.The band has also released a video featuring “Take My Soul”, a standout blues track from the album which was filmed live in Boston at The Bridge Sound & Stage. “‘Take My Soul’ is an extremely powerful song that tells a story about a runaway slave that has surrendered his soul to God as he is being pursued by his adversary,” says Nikki Glaspie. “The music is based in the blues tradition, of which, every member in the Nth Power respects and holds dear as an undeniable American Root.” Watch a preview for “Take My Soul” below:To Be Free – Live will be distributed through Harmonzied Records and available for purchase exclusively at The Nth Power shows starting on October 12th. The album will then be available in record stores and via online digital and physical retailers on November 11th. Tickets for all To Be Free – Live tour dates go on sale Wednesday, August 31 at 10 am EST.For more information on The Nth Power, including ticket information for all shows, visit the band’s website.The Nth Power To Be Free – Live Tour Dates10/12/2016 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA10/13/2016 – The Dock – Ithaca, NY10/14/2016 – The Spot – Providence, RI 10/15/2016 – Arch Street Tavern – Hartford, CT10/16/2016 – House of Music – Portland, ME10/18/2016 – Funk N’ Waffles – Syracuse, NY10/19/2016 – Jewel – Manchester, NH10/20/2016 – ArtsRiot – Burlington, VT10/21/2016 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA10/22/2016 – Brooklyn Comes Alive – Brooklyn, NY11/3/2016 – Barkley Ballroom – Frisco, CO11/4/2016 – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO11/5/2016 – Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, CO11/6/2016 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO11/8/2016 – 1884 Lounge @ Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN11/10/2016 – Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy – St. Louis, MO11/11/2016 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL11/12/2016 -The Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN11/13/2016 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OHThe tour kicks off at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, where all four members of The Nth Power will be performing alongside members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more. With over 50 artists spanning three Williamsburg, Brooklyn venues in just one day, Brooklyn Comes Alive is a one-of-a-kind musical event that you definitely don’t want to miss! [Get tickets here]last_img read more

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Misguided

first_imgAccording to published AP reports, Vick denied and continues to deny that he was involved in a shooting following his recent birthday celebration in Virginia Beach. Vick also said he reported the incident to the Eagles and “to representatives of Commissioner Roger Goodell.” Vick said that “he has been completely truthful and fully cooperative” with law enforcement and the NFL, and will continue to cooperate as the investigation continues. There are no positive footnotes to reports about Vick, just slurs and innuendos.Even the Virginia Beach police spokesman concerning the case gets it. Police spokesman Adam Bernstein said they will not discuss specifics of the investigation. Bernstein also declined to characterize Vick’s status in the investigation. “I don’t want to say either way as to what his involvement is,” Bernstein told the AP in a telephone interview. “Everyone wants me to give him a label because of who he is.” Give him a label because of who he is? Nah, not in AmericaHmm, could it be possible that the media “inspired” treatment of Barry Bonds, Marion Jones and O.J. Simpson should have provided the hard-headed Vick enough clues to indicate to him that PETA a.k.a people for the ethical treatment of animals and society-at-large were going to keep the shackles on him even after he was released from the “joint.”Why? Well, primarily because he may be running to become the next mayor of “Knuckle Head” city and secondly because he has a little more than the average amount of melanin visible on the surface of his epidermis. You dig? Now check this out. Tennessee Titans quarterback Chris Simms was recently arrested for allegedly smoking weed and driving under the influence. According to another AP report, Simms told New York City police that he was allegedly smoking marijuana when he was stopped recently but said that he was talking about cigarettes. When asked about the incident, Simms said, “I think it speaks for itself.” Simms father, ex-New York Giants QB and current CBS announcer Phil Simms, characterized the case against his son as, “very weak” as he exited the Manhattan courtroom. Well for the sake of justice why don’t the prosecutors consider a blood, urine or even a hair follicle drug screen to analyze the amounts of THC (for marijuana) or nicotine (for tobacco) present in Chris Simms. Have all of the NFL’s attack dogs been shipped down to Virginia Beach waiting for Mike Vick to come into the yard?Let’s rev up the engine a bit. There are many cases where great athletes have amassed huge sums of money only to be gypped, hoodwinked and defrauded out of it until they cried bankruptcy. Take the recent case of former Steeler and University of Kentucky center Dermontti Dawson. Dawson has filed for bankruptcy, saying he is more than $69 million in debt. Dawson, who played 13 seasons in the NFL, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listing $1.4 million in assets. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Dawson’s debts are mostly business-related, and much of it appears to be from real estate ventures.Real estate ventures failing. Does that sound familiar?If prosecutors displayed as much zeal in prosecuting the bankers in “monkey suits” than prosecuting athletes like Vick and Bonds, determined to put them in orange jump suits they would have to put temporary tents outside the prisons just to house the overflow, complete with “Porta Johns.”America, we have sadly become a nation of takers. The “tea parties” of the United States will not return Manhattan to the Native Americans. Incorrigible and unscrupulous real estate property dealers in all probability are continuing to pick lobster from their teeth resulting from the profits of the blood money earned by Dermontti Dawson and countless others like him.Emma Lazarus one said, “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to be free.” I hope all of you enjoyed the fireworks.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741.) Stop it America. Stop it immediately. Cease the madness. I am a true red, white and blue-blooded patriot with stars and stripes running through my veins but I am in need of a transfusion, posthaste. I am becoming more ill by the day reading, hearing and seeing reports about the trials, tribulations and troubles of Philadelphia Eagles’ backup quarterback Michael Vick.Coupled with his actual deeds, some of this misinformation is manufactured and promoted by the blood­thirsty media, a few of whom seem to have a lynch mob, “Tea Party” mentality. Vick, however, does not get off the hook completely because by more than one account he is a professional football quarterback extraordinaire, but maybe a little less than that as a human being.last_img read more

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OVERTIME

first_img:10 Yes America, the shout-out was for Tracy “J” not for Tracy “T”…That being Tracy Jennings, the No. 1 Connie Hawkins league Fan of all time. And yes…Those jeans sitting in the front caused many a missed shot (sometimes you just have to blame the editor). :09 While you’re watching the NCAA tournament, don’t forget the greatest shot ever heard around the world came from your own 5th Avenue legend, Dwight “The Ice Man” Clay. His shot with actually 58 seconds left on the clock not at the buzzer as people think, ended UCLA’s 88 game win streak and college basketball dominance. BILL NEAL :08 Speaking of shout-outs, a big one to one of Pittsburgh’s true community icons…“Batman” aka “Bat,” owner and operator of Bat’s Barber Shop on Penn Ave. in the heart of East Liberty. He’s stood the test of time, put up with my boy Terry and his misguided loyalty for the Knicks and played some pretty good basketball back in the day up at Schenley High School on Sunday mornings…Oh yeah, back-in-the-day!! We all miss it.:07 If you had Pitt losing to Butler, if you had Louisville and Duke out early, if you had UConn going to the Final Four, if you had VCU still standing this late, and if you had Ohio State and Kansas going home early…You—are—a—liar!!! Shut-up! You’re lying and you know it… Please! Ya don’t even know what VCU stands for!?!?:06 Speaking of Butler. It’s a little bit easier to take Pitt losing to them now, huh?:05 Ok, ok, the calls keep coming in for the ones missed on the all-time basketball list (Just wait until football season). Tell you what we’ll do. You think you got a better “Top 10” list of the area’s greatest of all time? Then send it to me. Mail me your “Top 10” greatest City League basketball players of all time and I’ll put your list and your name in the paper if it’s the best one I get. And I’ll send you two free tickets to a Pittsburgh Power football game. Now put your pen where your mouth is, and it’s okay for you Peabody grads (Mike Goosby) if you can’t spell all the names. I’ll make it look pretty for ya. Mail your list to: Champions Enterprises 416, Springdale Dr., Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235.:04 Here are the names of some of the area’s great, great players that somehow didn’t make some of the past lists. Go figure! Gene Turner, Darrell Gissendanner, Cory Gadson, Clev Edwards, Stu Lyons, Joe Stallworth, Rob Dixon, Gene Harrell, Mike Wilson, Frank Foster, Ron Hightower, Ronnie MeGrae, Rob Moore, Darrell Porter, Shane Bibbons, Alex Johnson, Jeff Baldwin, Larry Anderson, Billy Searles, Gary Carter, Jeff Burton, Joe Barlow, Kenny Walls, Thomas “June Bug” Howard, Kevin Price Jr., Mel Keys, Malik Hightower, Rick Gannon, Stan Mahan and Jimmy Nichols…and that’s just to name a few. Now you can better appreciate my basketball knowledge and superior genius as I give you those “Top 10” lists. C’mon man…this ain’t easy!!!:03 “The List”…continued…If you’ve been following along you now have your point guards, 2 guards and small forwards. Here’s the power forwards lists, the Big Boys with multiple skills but for real for real the showstoppers!! 1. Sam “Bam” Clancy 2. “Big John” Marshall 3. Benji Pryor 4. Mel Bennett 5. Mark Hassell 6. Darrin “Big Dex” Poindexter 7. Kevin Walls 8. Lenny Pruitt 9. Craig Posser 10. Bill Herndon.:02 Hey, here’s a special 2-for-l for ya!1. Vote for Hines Ward on “Dancing with the Stars.” Yeah, I know you don’t watch it…sure you don’t. Just do it!2. Don’t like Miami Heat, just don’t, don’t really know why, just don’t!!! (c’mon Celtics, get this done…then “It’s Laker time.”):01 The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Classic…It’s time…It’s here…It’s showtime for our high school seniors. Come see the future stars!!!“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 Virginia Commonwealth University…Duh!!Game Overlast_img read more

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Nelson Youth Soccer grads continue to shine on university circuit

first_imgPretty soon roundball enthusiasts are going to call the University of Calgary, Nelson East.The Dinos coaching staffs have locked up no less than four Nelson Youth Soccer recruits onto varsity teams, with three coming from the graduating class of 2012 — Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart and Mitch Melanson.The other Nelson Youth Soccer grad, Luke Mori, is in his second season with the Dinos varsity men’s squad.“Things are going pretty good school wise, but I’ve been out with a high ankle sprain,” said Dino a disappointed midfielder Andrea Stinson.“I just got my air cast off so I don’t know when I’ll be back on the field. (I guess) it depends how rehab goes.”Stinson’s rehab hasn’t gone that well.The speedy midfielder missed trips to Prince George and Winnipeg.The injury has only added to what has been a frustrating freshman campaign.“We had a rough start to the season playing two of our toughest matches against UBC and Trinity Western,” the Kinesiology major explained.“With such a young squad, our abilities were definitely tested.” “This year has truly been a building year so I can’t wait to see what next year brings. My injury has definitely been bringing me down so I hope to recover before the end of the season.”Calgary split a pair of games in Winnipeg to drop to 3-4-3 on the season.The transition from rep soccer to university has been quite smooth for the two female stars from Nelson.“It definitely helps having someone you know on the field,” Stinson said about her longtime teammate, Taylor Stewart.“Not only do we work well together on the field, but it’s nice to have someone so close off the field as well.”Playing university ball is a bit of a grind for student athletes.Not only is there the commitment to fellow teammates and coaches, but also there is university profs that want their assignments handed in on time.“The biggest transition is definitely the speed of the game and the amount of time you have with the ball,” Stinson said.“Combining school with Dinos hasn’t been too difficult, but at times it’s hard to have a social life along with everything else.”There are no playoffs for the Dino women. So the long grind comes to an end this weekend when Calgary hosts Regina and Saskatchewan.For the men, the Dinos host Saskatchewan for a pair of home games before traveling to Edmonton to meet provincial rival, Alberta.Calgary, 5-4-2 for second in the Prairie Division, has been on a roll, winning three straight.A great finish should power the Dinos into the playoffs in November.OVERTIME: There are two other NYS grads playing in Alberta. Defender Brittany Wheeler and midfield Morag Paterson are with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. Wheeler has fit right in to the Pronghorns starting every game for Lethbridge. Wheeler has one assist on the season with the point coming against former teammates Stinson and Stewart in a 3-2 loss to the Dinos. Wheeler, Paterson, Stewart and Stinson all played for the Kootenay Thunder regional team. . . .Stewart’s three older sisters all played university ball. Heather played at University of Victoria while Amy and Jillian were stars at Simon Fraser University.last_img read more

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Harry: Liverpool missed out on a bargain

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp says Liverpool missed out on a bargain when they recently backed out of a deal to sign Loic Remy.France forward Remy, 27, was signed from Marseille for just over £8m in January last year on the understanding he would be allowed to move for the same fee if a top-four club came in for him.He is keen to join Arsenal but after the Gunners declined to make a firm offer, Liverpool tabled a bid only for the transfer to then collapse.“Obviously he has a buy-out clause, but when you look at the prices of strikers it’s incredible – he should be a £20m striker in comparison to other strikers who are getting sold for £11m and £12m,” said Redknapp.“To have lost him for the amount we were going to would have been too cheap and to have him back here is fantastic for us.“When I looked at what [transfer fee] he was going to go to Liverpool for, it was a fantastic buy for Liverpool for that money. Their loss is our gain.”Meanwhile, QPR have ended their interest in Troy Deeney after Watford demanded £10m for the striker.See also:QPR boss dismisses Remy swap deal reportsQPR seeking talks with striker RemyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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5 Reasons Foursquare Is Losing The Social Local Mobile Revolution

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Foursquare#iPhone brian s hall Related Posts Foursquare has been the darling of the burgeoning “SoLoMo“(social-local-mobile) revolution ever since the company burst onto the scene at South by Southwest (SXSW) in 2009. The company’s financial fortunes, however, have not been so sweet. According to BusinessWeek, Foursquare brought in a paltry $2 million in revenue for all of 2012. Perhaps that’s why after raking in $71 million in three major funding rounds, Foursquare’s lastest funding comes in the form of $41 million in debt.Still, that’s a lot of money, and with the new cash stash, the company is shifting its business focus away from check-ins toward selling its trove of user location and behavior data to businesses, ad exchanges and others. This may be the company’s last, best chance to succeed. What went wrong?Here are five primary reasons why Foursquare failed to capitalize on the disruptive market potential of social-local-mobile — despite its early mover advantage.1. Gamification Doesn’t ScaleFrom the beginning, Foursquare incorporated gamification elements deep within the user experience. Users could earn virtual points, garner “badges” and become, say, the “mayor” of the local donut shop. Gamification, according to Wikipedia, is the use of “game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems.” But Foursquare showed that gamification may not terribly relevant to smartphone users — nor much of a revenue generator. In its latest iteration, Foursquare has shifted the user focus away from the app’s traditional gamification elements to make local search and discovery more prominent.2. The Business Model Remains ElusiveWhat is Foursquare? Does the company itself know, even now? Foursquare currently bills itself as:a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you’re out and about, use Foursquare to share and save the places you visit. And, when you’re looking for inspiration for what to do next, we’ll give you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been. Whether you’re setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, Foursquare is the perfect companion.That’s a lot of different things. Which ones are going to pay the bills? Foursquare, an early mover in social-local-mobile, is still searching for proven business model. And numerous companies now focus on this space. Google, Facebook, Yelp, Path, Groupon, LivingSocial and a slew of others are all aggressively seeking to profit from the ongoing integration of offline and online retail, marketing and advertising, and the merging of social, local and mobile data.Google offers Reviews, Google+ recommendations and advertised links within Maps, along with search. Facebook’s local Check-In feature has no doubt already limited Foursquare’s potential.How is Foursquare going to compete? The company has long allowed select businesses to buy promoted listings and sponsor special offers inside the app. Now, the company is allowing any merchant to purchase an ad. If users check-in to a coffee shop, for example, they may receive an ad from a competing establishment. Foursquare’s unique user behavior and location data make this possible, but users may find these kinds of ads intrusive. And both consumers and marketers now have plenty of alternatives.3. Yelp Is BetterFoursquare’s new direction takes it into direct competition with Yelp — a battle Foursquare will have trouble winning. Yelp simply does a better job at gauging and responding to real-time, location-based user intent.Yelp users, for example, typically start searching for establishments when they are interested in a particular time and place. Yelp makes it easy for them to filter within specific categories and by personal preference. No matter the quality of its data, Foursquare’s “search and discovery” recommendations will always have trouble competing with user-driven intent. The two companies also expose a core divergence over value of data that offers personalized recommendations versus data that aggregates the wisdom of the crowd. Compared to Yelp, Foursquare does a far better job telling you that a friend has recommended a particular neighborhood bar, for example. It may be far more important to you, however, to know that a nearby bar has been recommended by more than 100 people, even if they’re mostly strangers. This is the Yelp model. While recommendation algorithms and anticipatory systems may someday prove more valuable, so far Yelp’s aggregate data model has proven far more popular. 4. Better Design Isn’t EnoughThe new Foursquare app incorporates crisp, visible fonts; real-time mapping; colorful icons; and user pictures. It makes adequate use of touchscreen swiping to move across the app’s core functions. It’s slick, but a bit confusing. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The app’s home page, for example, includes a bookmark tab, chat function, search bar, small map, information on the user’s last check-in, data on “places nearby” — without details — trending topics and a large floating button that pops up a short list of nearby businesses. It’s hard to see how the new design will drive engagement or draw in new users. The app’s design seems to mirror Foursquare’s mash-up of old and new business models — an apt metaphor for the company’s struggles.5. Selling Data Isn’t A Slam DunkIntegrating offline and online, merging social, mobile and local — in real-time — seems to be the sweet spot for the future of commerce. Foursquare lives in this space. It’s user base, billions of check-ins and location data, including across the thousands of apps it’s linked to, may in fact be the single best collection of social and local personal data currently available. The value of all that data, however, remains unproven. Plus, Foursquare can’t just only on the existing database, it has to continually inject new information from new users to remain relevant. Even then, while some ad agency executives recently quoted in AdAge called Foursquare’s “unique and proprietary data incredibly valuable,” others suggested that Foursquare’s data didn’t offer anything they could not already get elsewhere.  Positive Signs?Foursquare is forging ahead regardless. On the plus side, the company’s non-financial metrics are quite impressive:30 million users worldwide3.5 billion check-ins1 million businesses signed-up  API integration with 40,000 apps – including with Facebook, Instagram, Vine and TwitterWith its latest $41 million infusion, the company plans to increase its sales staff from 10 people to 40. The company claims that ad-related click-throughs on its app run 3% to 5%, far higher than the industry standard of 1% or less. These are all positive signs.Will it be enough? Despite its popularity, for the past four years, Foursquare has failed to fully capitalize on the social-local-mobile opportunity. The move from check-ins to data mining is a huge gamble. One that Foursquare has to win, as it won’t likely get another chance.Lead image from Foursquarelast_img read more

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Myles Turner, Pacers beat up well-worn Wizards

first_imgIndiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) works the ball toward the basket against the defense of Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS — Even well-rested opponents haven’t had much chance against Myles Turner recently.The night after a marathon victory, the Washington Wizards didn’t have the legs to keep up.ADVERTISEMENT Turner had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat sluggish Washington 105-89 on Sunday.The Wizards were coming off a triple-overtime win over Phoenix in Washington the previous night. They shot a season-low 36.8 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We knew they were fatigued, but it’s an NBA team, so they’re going to go out there and give us their best shot,” Turner said.Turner has a double-double in four straight games after never stringing together more than two straight in his career. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ravenas, Baser Amer dish holiday assist to the poor on Christmas Eve Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img MOST READ Bryant said fatigue was a pretty big factor.“We had some open looks at the beginning of the second half that just didn’t fall for us and a little fatigue set it,” he said. “But I felt we pushed through.”Turner was 3-of-10 shooting in the first half, but finished 8 of 17.“In the second half, he starting knocking down shots and rotating the ball,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “That’s the read he and (Sabonis) have to make.”Indiana stretched its seven-point halftime lead to 84-64 in the third quarter. The Wizards were 8-of-30 shooting in the period.“Our defense towards the end of the third quarter, we locked down and we got three or four stops in a row,” Turner said.The Wizards had 13 first-half turnovers, eight more than the Pacers.The Wizards finished with 22 turnovers while the Pacers had 17, including nine in fourth quarter.“We are still turning the ball over too many times,” McMillan said. “We just got careless in the fourth quarter. You have to play the game for 48 minutes.”Turnovers frustrated Wizards coach Scott Brooks as well. “He’s been playing well on both ends of the floor,” guard Victor Oladipo said. “Defensively, he’s been amazing for us.”Turner said he is being more aggressive on his rebounding.“Just going to go get the ball as opposed to just kind of waiting for it to come to me,” he said. “I think that’s the big difference.”The Pacers had seven players in double-figure scoring. Domantas Sabonis came off the bench to contribute 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 13 of his 14 points in the first half.Markieff Morris led the Wizards with 16 points off the bench. Thomas Bryant added 11 points, hitting 3 of 6 shots a night after making all 14 attempts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “When you play against a good team, you have to take care of the ball, especially on the road,” Brooks said. “They scored 25 points off of our turnovers. We haven’t played well on the road.”TIP-INSWizards: John Wall played after missing Saturday night’s game against Phoenix with flu-like symptoms. Wall had seven points on 1-of-7 shooting … Washington has lost seven of nine to fall to 13-21. … After registering his first career triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, leading scorer Bradley Beal had a quiet night with a season-low seven points.Pacers: Darren Collison, Aaron Holiday and Oladipo each scored 12 points and Thaddeus Young had 10. … Tyreke Evans missed his second consecutive game with a bruised right knee. … Pacers are the only team in 2018 not to lose more than two games in a row.GIVING SPIRITOladipo gifted the Kia car he won as the 2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player to a domestic violence survivor who works with the Julian Center, an Indianapolis organization supporting domestic violence survivors.UP NEXTWizards: Concludes two-game trip at Detroit on Wednesday night.Pacers: Will look to extend its winning streak to three at Atlanta on Wednesday. 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Alberta politicians vote unanimously to back province in oil pipeline fight

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta politicians have passed a motion unanimously to back Premier Rachel Notley’s fight for the Trans Mountain pipeline.The United Conservatives, Alberta Party, and Alberta Liberals joined with Notley’s NDP to back the government motion in support of the project, which would triple the amount of oil flowing from Edmonton to B.C.The final tally was 70-0, with Notley and United Conservative Opposition Leader Jason Kenney in the chamber for the vote. However, some politicians say they still have concerns with how Notley’s government is handling the battle with B.C. and dealing with Ottawa, which has jurisdiction over inter-provincial pipelines.Kenney says Notley should have kept a recently lifted ban on B.C. wine in place, and was late to coming around to embracing the possibility of cutting off oil to B.C. to force the issue.Greg Clark of the Alberta Party says Notley’s government has failed to make the case to B.C. that Alberta shares its concerns and is taking action on climate change.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Cannabis Corner is approved by Council

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At Fort St. John City Council, Cannabis Corner was approved and the next step for the application is now proceeding to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for final review.The proposed non-medical retail store is to be located at #2 – 10108 100 Street, in the location of the old Playtime Toys. The hours of operation will be 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days per week.The three partners Aaron Lepine, Darwin Lepine (better known in the community as Danny) and Lori Bahm are all longtime Fort St John residents. “We look forward to not only providing a safe and legal cannabis source but also to providing much-needed employment opportunities to local residents,” said Danny Lepine. Lepine goes on to say, “We are pleased that we have finally received municipal approval for our license as we have been paying a lease on an empty building for several months already. We have actually been engaged in the process for over one year now, and it has been a very long and drawn out process”This is now the third application for a non-medical Cannabis retail store Council has approved. Which have proposed locations in the allowable area of the City’s C-2 (Downtown Core Commercial) zone for a cannabis retail store.  In total there are five applications for non-medical Cannabis stores in Fort St. John.last_img read more

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