Hoboken’s 35th annual National Night Out helps community ‘unite against crime’

first_img TAGShoboken fire departmenthoboken policekenneth ferrantenational night out SHARE Hoboken’s 35th annual National Night Out helps community ‘unite against crime’ Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief says Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Facebook Twitter Hoboken residents converged at Church Square Park yesterday to celebrate the city’s 35th annual National Night Out: which boasts a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to make neighborhoods safer.Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante called the endeavor “a landmark event” that brings the entire Mile Square City together.“This is a landmark event that brings together the police, community, businesses and residents to unite against crime, as well as an opportunity to discuss crime prevention measures,” said Ferrante.We asked him if the annual event is effective in bringing together people from all neighborhoods in the city, especially the neighborhoods that experience higher crime rates.“Without a doubt, you will see a very diverse crowd of every socioeconomic background of Hoboken is here. We used to host the event at multiple sites, but it became a little click-ish, so we came back to a centralized location where we originally had it here and you see people coming from whether its north, south, east, west of Hoboken they show up on this night,” Ferrante said.We also had an opportunity to speak with Hoboken Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), who said that events like National Night Out are more important now than ever.“Because of what’s happening on the national scene and with respect to law enforcement, it’s important that people get to know these different [law enforcement] agencies, and interact so that they can see on a first-hand basis during good times so that if something does happen where they have a bad interaction they at least have knowledge of what that agency is supposed to do.”“The community here in Hoboken has always embraced this event wholeheartedly.”Attractions at the Hoboken event included music, giveaways, moon bounces and even the Rutgers Scarlet Knight. By Marc Bussanich – August 8, 2018 12:00 pm 0 Bayonne Community CommunityHoboken Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleUPDATED: Hoboken police seeking public’s help to locate missing 60-year-old womanNext articleUPDATED: Union City police searching for 58-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease Marc Bussanich last_img read more

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Pan Am Silver for Jessica Phoenix, Bronze for Canadian Eventing Team

first_img Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, won the individual silver medal and the Canadian Eventing Team took the bronze in eventing competition held Sunday, July 19, at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Caledon, ON.The third and final phase of eventing competition saw the Canadian Eventing Team, comprised of Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC, Phoenix, Waylon Roberts of Port Perry, ON, and Kathryn Robinson of Kettering, GBR, maintain its overnight position to claim the team bronze medal. The United States won the team gold with a total score of 133.00, Brazil took the silver with 140.70, and Canada bronze with 163.00.Phoenix, who was sitting in third position individually coming into the final phase of competition, produced a clear show jumping round with Pavarotti to put the pressure on the two riders ahead of her. Marilyn Little of the United States produced a clear round with RF Scandalous, but when a rail fell at the final fence for leader Ruy Fonseca of Brazil riding Tom Bombadill Too, it catapulted Little to the individual gold with a final score of 40.30 while Phoenix, the defending Pan Am champion with Pavarotti, moved up to claim the individual silver with a final score of 42.10. Fonseca took the individual bronze with a final score of 42.90.“I felt extremely thankful to be sitting on Pavarotti today,” said Phoenix of the 13-year-old bay Westphalian gelding (Pavarotti van de Helle x Foxiland) owned by Don J. Good of New Hamburg, ON. “He was absolutely amazing and I just loved every single moment!”At 31 years of age, Phoenix has traveled the globe as a veteran of Olympic, World Equestrian, and Pan American Games competition, and the opportunity to compete on home soil was one that she relished.“It was so awesome to be able to do that in front of the home crowd,” said Phoenix. “To be able to do this in our backyard, with all of our family and friends around, and to have all of the Canadians cheering has just been amazing! It was one of the most amazing feelings in my life.“I am so thankful to be here with our teammates, our coaches and our support staff that is here with us,” continued Phoenix. “My groom, Sandra Andresen, did an amazing job with Pavarotti this whole weekend. We’ve had such a good, strong team. I will certainly take away a lot of memories from this experience.”Loach also delivered a clear show jumping round for Canada riding Qorry Blue d’Argouges, an 11-year-old grey selle francais gelding sired by Mr. Blue. In her major games debut, Loach added nothing to her dressage score of 51.80 from the opening phase of competition to finish in eighth place individually.“My horse was amazing, he tried his heart out for me,” said Loach, 32, of the horse owned by 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games competitor, Peter Barry. “He is super generous, and a very careful jumper. I’m a lucky girl to ride him.”Of winning a medal in her first major games appearance, Loach said, “It means a lot. It’s a dream come true. The team is great, we get along really well, and it’s been a super atmosphere. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”As the youngest member of the team, Roberts moved up from 34th position following dressage to 17th with a clear performance over Saturday’s cross-country phase. On Sunday, Roberts made it all the way to the end of the course before dropping a rail at the final fence with Bill Owen, an 11-year-old bay Canadian Sport Horse gelding sired by Money Talks and owned in partnership with Kelly Plitz. With a final score of 69.10, Roberts finished 17th individually in his second Pan American Games appearance.“To be able to come home for the Pan American Games and represent Canada on the team has been wonderful,” said Roberts, 26. “I’ve been coming to the Caledon Equestrian Park for 15 years, and it’s great to see all the familiar faces and everybody rooting for the Canadians.”As the Canadian Show Jumping Team had moved on-site to the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park on Saturday, ten-time Olympian Ian Millar offered to walk the show jumping course with the Canadian eventing athletes prior to the start of Sunday’s show jumping competition.“We had the fortunate opportunity to walk the course with Ian Millar this morning, and it rode just the way he said it would,” said Roberts, who represented Canada in the 2002 FEI Children’s Final for Show Jumping.Given his background in jumping, Roberts has been a frequent visitor to the Park over the years, and was impressed by its expansive renovation for the Pan Am Games, saying, “It is going to leave a really great legacy here in Caledon and it’s going to bring a lot more young people into the sport. With the indoor arena, we are going to be able to have horse shows all year round!”The fourth member of the Canadian Eventing Team, Robinson, 29, was eliminated during Saturday’s cross-country competition and therefore not eligible to compete in the final phase of show jumping with Let It Bee, her 14-year-old dark bay German-bred gelding. As the three best scores from the four-member team are counted towards the final score, Robinson’s teammates rallied to claim the bronze medal.A total of 11 nations contested the team medals. By winning the gold, the United States also earned its berth to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As the host nation, Brazil is pre-qualified, while Canada secured its Olympic starting spot through its performance at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.The Canadian Eventing Team was supported at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games by Technical Advisor and chef d’equipe Clayton Fredericks, Team Manager Fleur Tipton, Team Veterinarian Dr. Christiana Ober, Stable Manager Max Corcoran, Team Farrier Andy Vergut and Therapist Usha Knabe.Show jumping competition is next up on the equestrian schedule at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games, taking place July 21, 23, and 25 at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park. Tags: Jessica Phoenix, Canadian Eventing Team, Waylon Roberts, 2011 Pan American Games, Colleen Loach, PanAm, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. 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Canadian Dressage Riders Impress at Central Park Horse Show

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. There was a strong Canadian dressage contingent competing under the bright lights of Wollman Rink in New York City, NY, as riders vied for top honours during the Central Park Horse Show.Karen Pavicic of South Surrey, BC, put in a phenomenal performance on Saturday, September 24 in the $75,000 CDI4* US Open FEI Grand Prix Freestyle. Riding Don Daiquiri (Don Cardinale x Rubinstein I), the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding she co-owns with Jayne Essig, Pavicic earned a final score of 70.325% to finish fourth. With a high score of 77.051%, the win went to Ireland’s Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K, while Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven and Paridon Magi took second and Denmark’s Mikala Gundersen and My Lady earned third.“The Central Park Horse Show is one of a kind, and not for every horse,” said Pavicic. “I am so fortunate that Don Daiquiri has developed into such a reliable and honest horse. The past two years have provided us incredible opportunities and it was a true honour to be able to compete for the third time in NYC. There is simply nothing else like it! I was very pleased with our Grand Prix test on Friday afternoon, however, Saturday under the lights proved more challenging. Despite this, Don D always tries his absolute best and I am so proud of all of our accomplishments. I am so grateful for this wonderful horse, a huge thanks to all who make this possible!”Finishing just behind Pavicic was fellow Canadian Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of New Glasgow, NS, riding All In (Tango x Damiro). She and the 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by her father, Craig Fraser scored 68.625%. Evi Strasser of Ste-Adele, QC, claimed sixth aboard Renaissance Tyme (Royal Diamond x Dream of Heidelberg I), her 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding with a mark of 67.152%.A day earlier Fraser-Beaulieu claimed third in the $10,000 CDI4* US Open FEI Grand Prix. She and All In wowed the crowd and the judges to earn 71.060%. The win once again went to Reynolds with Vilhelmson-Silfven finishing second.“Riding in Central Park was such an amazing experience,” explained Fraser-Beaulieu. “Looking up and seeing the back drop of the sky scrapers was very surreal. My Grand Prix was my best test to date and I am so happy with All In dealing with all the atmosphere.”Pavicic finished fifth in the Grand Prix, scoring 69.380%, one spot ahead of Strasser who earned sixth with a 66.180%.For more information about the Central Park Horse Show, or for complete results visit cphs.coth.com.Central Park Horse Show – Canadian ResultsCDI4* FEI Grand Prix FreestylePlace / Rider / Horse / Score4th / Karen Pavicic / Don Daiquiri / 70.325%5th / Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu / All In / 68.625%6th / Evi Strasser / Reniassance Tyme / 67.152%CDI4* FEI Grand PrixPlace / Rider / Horse / Score3rd / Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu / All In / 71.060%5th / Karen Pavicic / Don Daiquiri / 69.380%6th / Evi Strasser / Renassiance Tyme / 66.180% Tags: Central Park Horse Show, Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

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Murder investigation underway after remains of dad who vanished in 1961 found in family’s basement

first_imgD-Keine/iStock(LAKE GROVE, N.Y.) — A murder investigation is underway after the remains of a man who vanished in 1961 were found in his family’s Long Island home, police said.George Carroll’s remains were found by his son, Michael Carroll, and grandsons while they were excavating the basement of the Lake Grove home on Halloween, the Suffolk County Police Department said.The skeleton was sent to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to be examined by an anthropologist, and on Wednesday police confirmed that the remains belong to George Carroll.Michael Carroll, 57, now owns the house, police said.As a child he lived there with his parents, George and Dorothy Carroll, and his siblings before George Carroll disappeared in 1961, police said.How his father ended up beneath the basement is still unclear.Michael Carroll, who could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday, told ABC New York station WABC in October that his father vanished when he was a baby, but the possibility that his father was buried in the basement was always a family rumor.“It’s something that’s been talked about for years,” he told WABC. “We heard multiple stories.”Michael Carroll’s mother died in the 1990s, police said.Police on Wednesday said the death is being investigated as a homicide, but the department declined to release the cause of death.“Previously, we said the skull was fractured due to blunt force trauma, however, that was not concluded as the cause at this point,” a Suffolk County police spokesperson told ABC News via email on Thursday.The department also declined to discuss any potential suspects. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Lecturer-Part Time, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine

first_imgPosition DescriptionThe Department of Pediatrics and Division of Genetic Medicine isrecruiting a Lecturer – Part Time. This candidate will based in theClinical Training Unit within the Center for Human Development andDisability (CHDD). The candidate’s focus is expected to be innutrition and managing various genetic, neurodevelopmental, andpediatric disorders. In addition to clinical responsibilities, theposition includes clinical supervision and didactic instruction ofgraduate students, interns, trainees, residents, and fellows. Thisis a 12-month non-tenure track position as a lecturer with theservice period of July 1 to June 30.All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching,research, and service. Anticipated start date will be Summer2021QualificationsTeaching experience in either a classroom or clinical setting isrequired. A master’s degree and 10 years relevant clinicalexperience is required.Candidate must also have RDN (registered dietitian nutritionist)and CD (certified dietitian) credentials and experience working onan interdisciplinary teamApplication InstructionsPlease submit a CV. apply.interfolio.com/84870Equal Employment Opportunity StatementUniversity of Washington is an affirmative action and equalopportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,disability, or protected veteran status.Commitment to DiversityThe University of Washington is committed to building diversityamong its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, andarticulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes facultyefforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversityand equal opportunity as important contributions to a facultymember’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).last_img read more

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Instructor, School of Justice Studies

first_imgHours per week/FTE 576 instructional hours/year    ResponsibilitiesLethbridge College’s School of Justice Studies is seekingapplications for one full-time continuing instructor commencing forthe Fall 2021 term. This position will primarily be assignedteaching in the Criminal Justice – Policing program, however,teaching assignments in other programs across the Centre forJustice and Human Services will occur.We are seeking an instructor who is passionate about teachingand dedicated to supporting students in their educational journey.As a member of the school instructional team, faculty participatein a collaborative teaching environment, and may instruct onlinecourses. Faculty are responsible for curriculum development, allassessments, supporting student recruitment, student retention,participation in program and college level committees, and areencouraged to participate in applied research.Equal Opportunity EmployerLethbridge College is proud to be an equal opportunity employercommitted to creating a diverse environment for all qualifiedapplicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, genderidentity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, and age. Inaccordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadiancitizens and permanent residents will be given preference.Job Duties   Required QualificationsA Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a relevant discipline isrequired.A minimum of 5 years experience in the field of policing, publicsafety, criminal or national intelligence, is required.Previous instructional experience in a post-secondary setting orprofessional setting is required.Excellent organizational and communication skills are essential andconfidence with the use of technology in the classroom isrequired.Preferred QualificationsExperience which reflects varied and increasing levels ofresponsibility is beneficial.Salary Commensurate with education and experience in accordancewith the Faculty Collective Agreement Posting Detail InformationPosting Number P21-00320 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date07/01/2021         Open Date 04/16/2021    Close Date 05/10/2021 Open Until Filled No SpecialInstructions to ApplicantApplicants must include a one-page teaching philosophy toaccompany CV and cover letter.last_img read more

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For second week, Manhattan records just two luxury contracts

first_img56 Leonard Street and 146 West 57th Street (Credit: Fruitpunchline via Wikipedia; Google Maps)For the second week in a row, just two properties above $4 million went into contract last week in Manhattan.It was a gloomy, if not somewhat expected result for the city’s brokers, who are feeling the effects of a tumbling economy. Two weeks earlier, there had been 14 contracts signed. The week before that, 21.The most expensive deal last week was for a 5,252-square-foot penthouse at 56 Leonard Street, which went into contract asking $24.5 million — down from $29.5 million, — according to the latest market report from Olshan Realty.Broker Elizabeth Unger of Corcoran Sunshine told the report’s author, Donna Olshan, that the property “was purchased by a local family in need of a large residence who fell in love with the building.” She declined to provide any more deals about the transaction.ADVERTISEMENTCompass broker Alexander Glibbery was behind the second-priciest signing of the week — a 76th-floor unit at 146 the Metropolitan Tower on West 57th Street.Glibbery told Olshan the deal was one of the toughest he’d ever navigated, requiring several weeks of negotiations and a $50,000 drop in price.The Tokyo-based buyer, who was represented by Andy Kim of Nest Seekers International, saw the unit twice before the pandemic intensified. As things got worse, several bidders came forward and tried to get a discount, the report said. The final contract price was $4.3 million.As deals in New York slow to a crawl, brokers have also had to contend with confusion about what rules apply to them. Last week, the state deemed certain real estate services “essential,” creating concern about whether brokers would be expected to resume in-person showings, which had been prohibited under the governor’s statewide stay-home order. The following day, however, the state clarified that showings could only be conducted virtually.Write to Sylvia Varnham O’Regan at [email protected] moreBrokers must wait to tap SBA forgivable loan lifelineCuomo extends ban on non-essential work to April 29Brooklyn’s luxury resi market only saw 2 deals signed last week This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Med Union makes two breakthroughs

first_imgThe Arab League will be allowed to participate as an observer in the Union for the Mediterranean, foreign ministers from the 43 countries represented in the regional initiative agreed today. The decision marks a concession by Israel, which had argued that the Union should not embrace the Arab League because it had done too little to advance the peace process in the Middle East. The 22-member Arab League includes a number of states that are not members of the Mediterranean Union, including Saudi Arabia and Iraq.In what reports suggest was a factor in Israel’s decision, Israel will occupy one of the five posts of deputy secretary-general. Secretariat in Barcelona The foreign ministers, who come from 27 EU states and 16 Mediterranean states, also agreed that the Union for the Mediterranean should be based in the Spanish city of Barcelona. The choice, which was greeted with “great joy” by the EU’s foreign-policy chief, Javier Solana, a Spaniard, is in part unsurprising as the Union for the Mediterranean is an outgrowth of a 1990s outreach effort to Mediterranean neighbours that the EU entitled the Barcelona Process. Indeed, the full name of the Union is the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean, a reflection of divisions within the EU over France’s original proposals to upgrade relations with the EU’s southern neighbours. The EU-Mediterranean partnership, which began in 1995 in Barcelona, was re-launched this July by France at a summit in Paris. The question of the location of the Union’s secretariat had caused some friction, but the principal alternative suggested – Tunis – elicited criticism on account of Tunisia’s human-rights record.As part of the agreement, the secretary-general of the Union will be from a non-EU state.last_img read more

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Bass Center VIII Explodes With Performances From Bassnectar, Big Gigantic and More

first_imgThroughout his 15 year career, San Francisco’s Bassnectar has played countless music festivals, toured as frequently as possible and rocked sold out stadiums across America. But, up until last Saturday, there was one monstrous arena he hadn’t tackled: Madison Square Garden. For this Bass Center VIII event, Bassnectar assembled an all-star lineup of Paper Diamond, Big Gigantic, and Dubstep titan Rusko. The venue was packed: fans travelled from far and wide to witness the 36 year old electronic music veteran mastermind a 2 hour potpourri of spine-shattering bass.Paper Diamond began the show with a hearty mixture of high-hat heavy Trap & Electro Hip-Hop, warming the crowd up for what was to come. The set was short and slightly underwhelming, and after only a half hour of Paper Diamond, Rusko came out to raise the decibel level.Prior to the show, Rusko had tweeted that he planned to play a throwback set of old bangers, strictly from 2005-2009. This marked the moment that the event started to get noticeably heavier. Rusko threw down a set that seemed like exactly what the crowd was looking for: filthy, bone-crushing Dubstep, with some Drum & Bass peppered in. The set began with 2007 banger “Jahova,” which immediately changed the whole ambience of the venue – fans who before were only slightly bobbing their heads were now getting down as hard as they could, blown away by the massive wobbles.Throughout the set, Rusko brought some serious noise, dropping classics such as “Pro Nails,” “Woo Boost,” “Everyday,” and even Benga & Coki’s 2008 club anthem “Night.” After “Everyday” we were treated to a VIP of the Netsky Remix, followed by the original drop, into the Sub Focus remix of (arguably) Rusko’s most infamous track – “Hold On.” Judging by the amount of head banging and flailing seen throughout Madison Square Garden, it’d be safe to say Rusko did not disappoint.After Rusko was Colorado’s Big Gigantic. The livetronica duo of Dominic Lalli on saxophone and Jeremy Salken’s live drumming layered over funky & jazzy electronic music is an experimental & musically-driven experience. However, in the past few years Big Gigantic has strayed away from this, and have cut back the amount of live improvisation, replacing it with more popular sub-genres of electronic music, such as Hardstyle or Trap.Dom & Jeremy opened with Lettuce’s “Madison Square”, the official song for the New York Knicks, but soon after played a familiar set, including the sax-heavy electro-funk anthem “Touch The Sky,” the lead single off their recent album The Night is Young. Their remix of Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar” has become a mainstay in their live shows and the crowd still goes wild for it, singing along and grooving throughout the stands. Regardless of their new direction, nothing negative can be said about the musical ability of either musicians – both are incredibly talented individuals with Masters Degrees in Music. In the often short, but frequent moments where both members are fully expressing themselves through their respective instruments, they shine, and it is clear what got them to where they are now. And then, the main event – Bassnectar took the stage and the lights went low. One single wub of bass spread throughout the entire stadium and every person went absolutely bonkers. He opened with his “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Intro, letting everyone in the crowd know that he was about to transform Madison Square Garden into an intergalactic battleship, and rocket each and every one of them towards Mars.After takeoff, he dove right in, starting off with an edit of New York native rapper Nas’ “The Don,” blaring the words “NEW YORK CITAY” across the venue with entrancing aerial visuals of the Empire State Building and the skyline of the city. He then jumped into “Wildstyle Method,” a malicious banger off of his 2010 Wildstyle EP, paired with Zion I’s “Juicy Juice” vocals. It became immediately apparent to everyone in attendance that they were in for a special night. Bassnectar did what he always does: he played something for everyone, and tickled the fancies of every type of fan.Showgoers were treated to in-your-face eardrum-bursting dubstep tracks like Datsik’s “Wickedest Wobble” and Stagga’s “I Got Bass (Remix).” Fans of Trap music got their fair share of 808s with Von Toth’s “Trap for Me,”  and Bassnectar’s “Don’t Hate The 808,” a single off of his recent album. There were a fair share of Hop-Hop tracks as well, with Bassnectar playing the Chop Shop Remix of Mad Lion’s “Double Trouble” with KRS-One. The inclusion of both this track and the Nas song used as the intro were obvious homages to New York City as both MCs are from Queens & The Bronx respectively. Bassnectar even whipped out his Jimi Hendrix edits of “Purple Haze” & “Fire,” and seamlessly mixed The Zombies’ classic hit, “Time of the Season” with a high-energy fast-paced collaboration with the upbeats off of “Noise vs. Beauty” entitled “Gnar.” Every Bassnectar concert is a completely new animal, each unique in its own way from the next. No two shows are alike, even if songs are repeated, because the extreme attention to detail the artist takes at crafting each and every one of his setlists is stifling. Basscenter VIII was no different. The extreme level and overall strength of the bass in Madison Square Garden was something not regularly experienced at any type of show, and was truly an enlightening experience.Not many people have heard what can happen when Bass is harnessed properly. One fan mentioned that her pants were vibrating manically because of how overwhelming the sound was. Bassnectar’s seemingly perfect transitions, mind-blowing visual set-ups & ground shaking sound systems never seem to get old for the simple reason that its not possible – the entire experience is Amorphous, and he’s constantly got a new trick up his sleeve. New-age fans get familiar songs like “You & Me” or “Noise,” but the old school fans who have been with him since the beginning still leave happy. Die-hard veterans were delighted after hearing songs they’ve always dreamed of experiencing live, like “Prince,” a Deftones remix that the DJ rarely blesses his crowds with.Bassnectar has evolved so much since his inception, but the artist continues to bless his fanbase with older songs like 2007 album Underground Communication’s “FSOSF,” which is a drastically differen style from a completely different era of Bassnectar that has long since passed. The simple fact is that no one leaves unhappy from a Bassnectar concert, because every aspect has been touched on, every genre has been graced upon, and every individual piece of each setlist has been carefully picked and placed in its proper place for maximum mind-bending pleasure.[photo by Max Hoage]last_img read more

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Chef Gordon Ramsay roasts banana-mayo sandwich

first_imgFLASHBACK: Dale Jr. shows you how to make a banana-mayo sandwichDOVER, Del. – Chef Gordon Ramsay has made a name for himself over the years reviewing other culinary adventurers’ creations, often harshly.NASCAR.com tasked Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism grand marshal with perhaps his most challenging review yet – the Dale Earnhardt Jr. banana-mayonnaise sandwich. He, uh, didn’t hold back.“Wow. That would give me (a not-too-pleasant gastrointestinal situation) for three weeks,” the ‘F-Word’ star said at Dover International Speedway. “Throw it away and start again. I would not be eating (expletive) banana and mayonnaise, no. Whatever Muppet put those two together needs to clean their core. Dale Jr. needs to call me.”That seemed to be the general consensus when the Hendrick Motorsports driver shocked the world and created a phenomenon of grandi-gross proportions in April 2016 by tweeting a picture of the Dalewich, albeit with less profanity.MORE: Hungry? Dale Jr. has a horrifying lunch suggestionRamsay, who is a self-proclaimed “car nut” who races in his spare time and loves the “electric” atmosphere at the “Monster Mile,” did have some suggestions to spice the sandwich up.“Mayonnaise? Crème fraiche. Way better,” he said.“Mashed banana, crème fraiche, little touch of vanilla. I’d take that thing to the Premier League.”last_img read more

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