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Posted by: | Posted on: March 2, 2021

Celebrate John Belushi’s Birthday By Listening To Him Sit In With The Grateful Dead

first_imgActor and beloved comedian John Belushi would have celebrated his 68th birthday today. Best known for his tenure as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live and his roles in iconic films like Animal House and The Blues Brothers, Belushi was one of the most magnetic personalities of his generation, even attracting the likes of the Grateful Dead, particularly drummer Bill Kreutzmann.Kreutzmann recounts in his 2015 book Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead the great friendship and some of the wild times he shared with Belushi when the Dead used to get out to New York City. One such instance occurred the Dead’s opening night at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ on March 30, 1980 when Belushi got it into his head that he wanted to sing backup with the band on “U.S. Blues” during the encore. However, met with some resistance from the band, Kreutzmann had to nix Belushi’s wishes. Belushi had other plans.Kreutzmann writes:I had a really good show that night, and the entire band played well. We encored with “U.S. Blues” as planned and, right before the chorus, Belushi took everyone by surprise by cartwheeling onto the stage. It was a comedic ambush. He had on a sport coat with small American flags stuffed into both of his breast pockets and he landed his last cartwheel just in time to grab a microphone and join in on the chorus. The audience and everyone in the band – except for Phil – ate it up. It couldn’t have been rehearsed better. Belushi had impeccable comedic timing, musicality, balls, the works. And apparently, he didn’t take no for an answer.Take a listen to the Dead’s entire March 30, 1980 performance with Belushi helping out on vocals during the “U.S. Blues” encore:last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2020

Panamanian Government Dismisses Possibility of Dialogue with Colombian Irregular Groups

first_img Panamanian Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela dismissed the possibility of negotiations between the government and groups of Colombian irregulars who may be active in Panama. “We’re not going to engage in dialogue with irregular groups dedicated to drug trafficking, and still less with groups that are trying to recruit young people from the Emberá ethnic group, Panamanian young people from modest backgrounds in that area (of El Darién, on the border with Colombia), in the attempt to get them to join their ranks in order to commit illicit acts,” Varela told reporters. The foreign minister spoke after the existence of an alleged note by the FARC Colombian guerrilla group became public, in which note the group is believed to request a “dialogue” with the Panamanian police, in exchange for not acting against them in Panamanian territory. According to Varela, this is all part of psychological warfare by the FARC, “sending a message to our police that they are co-existing with them in the area and that we should establish a dialogue.” “Our only message here is that they withdraw from Panamanian territory. We’re going to defend Panamanian territory to the last square meter, and what they should do is just take their conflict elsewhere,” Varela said. Previously, the National Border Service discovered and put out of operation a camp in Darién where the Evert Ortega Company of Front 57 of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was operating. By Dialogo January 24, 2011last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Gold Coast family snaps up last three farms of former dam project

first_imgProperty 13 sold for $3.1 million.“Property 13 then sold for $3.1 million and property 14 for $1.2 million,” he said.“I knew we’d have plenty of interest as these were genuine sales of good country which is very rarely available so close to the Gold Coast.“The State Government had shown itself to be genuine market seller and continued it to meet the market through stages two and three. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Property 12 – a 556 hectare holding sold with very solid interest for $11.5M in a fast and entertaining auction with 14 registered bidders.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoHe said property 12, a 556ha holding, sold with for $11.5 million, in a “fast and entertaining auction”, with 14 registered bidders. The final three Queensland rural properties, once earmarked for the former Glendowner Dam project around Beaudesert, sold at auction yesterday for almost $15.8 million.The final three Queensland rural properties, once earmarked for the former Glendowner Dam project around Beaudesert, sold at auction yesterday (November 23) for almost $15.8 million.About 200 people watched on as Ray White Rural sold all three properties to a Gold Coast family who bought all three lots for $15.8 million to create one big landholding. Property 14 for $1.2 million.Ray White Rural Beaudesert principal Ed Dalton and sales agent Andrew Thomson, marketed the properties along side Ray White Rural Queensland agent Peter Douglas. Ray White Rural Queensland agent Peter Douglas said he wrapped up the campaign of 14 properties that kicked off in June by selling the last three lots.Mr Douglas said the total campaign was worth more than $30 million in sales for the Queensland Government — with a 100 per cent auction clearance rate.“I am simply ecstatic with the result,” Mr Douglas said.“There was keen interest from the 45 registered bidders.“It’s so brilliant to get every property sold under the hammer.“We sold like a train today.” Bright future for Brisbane units “Throughout the campaign we had buyers come from interstate, but today all three sold to one Gold Coast based family who have bought them to turn into a farm.” MORE: Lawyers property dreamslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 27, 2020

Players leave court mid-game to confront bully of cheerleader with Down syndrome

first_imgFox News 13 March 2015A group of middle school basketball players walked off the court in the middle of a game when they heard bullying coming from the stands directed at cheerleader, Desiree Andrews, who has Down syndrome.“We walked off the court and went to the bullies and told them to stop because that’s not right to be mean to another person,” said Miles Rodriguez, one of the players, told Fox & Friends Friday.The athletic director at Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin told the show he was proud of the boys for what they did, as well as Desiree and the other cheerleaders.“It truly does take a village to do great things,” AD Tim Nieman said.Brandon Morris, who was the boys seventh-grade coach at Lincoln told the Kenosha News, “One of the kids stepped up and said, ‘Don’t mess with her,’.Eighth-graders Miles, Chase Vasquez and Scooter Terrien stormed off the court to confront the bully, who was giving Andrews a hard time.“We were mad; we didn’t like that,” Rodriguez told the paper. “We asked our sports director to talk to the people and tell them not to make fun of her.”In a video on TMJ4 news in Wisconsin, Andrews called the gesture “sweet, kind, awesome, amazing.”“It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same,” Terrien told TMJ4.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/13/players-leave-court-mid-game-to-confront-bully-cheerleader-with-down-syndrome/last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2020

In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Portmore Primary football October 28 INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball Rally will be on Wednesday, October 12, at Ascot High School at 9 a.m. Some nine schools are expected to complete in the one-day rally. Portsmouth are the defending champions for the Netball League and are expected to put on a good show, while Naggo Head, Kensington and Waterford and others will press them for the title. The league will commence on Wednesday, October 26. Mandeville hosts Church Teachers’ College 5k road race today The second staging of the Church Teachers’ College 5k road race run and walk will take place in Mandeville today. The race was first organised with considerable success last year with more than 200 participants. The organisers have advertised a 6 a.m. start, which means all participants have to be on spot by 5:30 a.m. to participate in the pre-race warm-up exercises. The race starts at the institution’s premises on Manchester Road, takes a route further south, before returning to its base. The school has been able to attract major sponsorship from Manchester Co-op Credit Union. Prizes will be offered in all age categories. Registration can be done online at fitness.ctc.edu.jm. Defending champions in the walk category are Jon Oliphant for male and Natasha McKenzie for females. Both are already signed up. Waterford Primary will defend their INSPORTS Portmore Primary League title as they oppose Ascot Primary in the feature match of a double-header as the league kicks off with a uniform parade and opening games at Portsmouth Primary playing field at noon. Prior to that match, third-place Portsmouth tackle Gregory Park at 10 a.m., while at 11 a.m., a uniform parade and opening ceremony take centre stage. Waterford are in a rebuilding stage as most of their star players have left. However, they have a young crop of ‘ballers’ that are eager to shine. Third-place Portsmouth have retained most of their players and are gunning for a title charge. Independence City, Bridgeport, Gregory Park and the ever-improving Kensington will be in the mix of things. Portmore Netball Rally on Wednesday Braeton All Stars, Waterhouse in mid-season showdown Portmore Business House football starts on Wednesdaycenter_img Central Manchester netball finals tomorrow Braeton All Stars and Waterhouse United will clash in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League mid-season final tomorrow at the Olympia Crown Hotel located at 53 Molynes Road, match time 11 a.m. The winning team will receive a trophy and cash prize. Meanwhile, in a rescheduled match last Sunday, Right Stuff defeated Jade Strikes 300-259. MFA sends condolence to family of Mandeville sportscaster Weather permitting, the finals of the Central Manchester Sports Development Committee Netball leagues will be hosted tomorrow at the May Day High School grounds. The third-place match in the Junior League between Porus and Broadleaf will kick off the afternoon’s programme at 2:15. This will be followed by the Senior League third-place play-off between the Police team and Newleigh All Stars at 3:00. Following the third-place play-offs, football takes centre stage with the finals of the Knockpatrick Division at 3:30. The Junior League final featuring Albion and Pear Tree gets under way at 3:45. The grand Senior final between Williamsfield and Bombay is earmarked for 4:30. The organising committee, which works out of the constituency office of central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting, promises substantial prizes to the top four places. The Manchester Football Association (MFA) has sent formal condolences to the family of long-standing Mandeville-based journalist Paul Byfield. Byfield, who primarily worked as a correspondent for CVM TV, has been a fixture in the coverage of domestic football in the parish for the last 15 years. He passed away last Friday after battling cancer. According to the official message on the association’s Facebook page by its president, Dalton Wint, “The Manchester FA is grateful for the sterling interest Byfield took in the coverage of all its football competitions and programmes annually.” It notes that Byfield’s last assignment was his coverage of the South Central Under-13 competition in August, which Manchester won. A date for his funeral is being finalised. Portmore Gas and Network Plus will kick off the Portmore Business House Football League in a 7:30 p.m. curtain-raiser at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head on Wednesday. In the feature game at 8:30 p.m., C&S ‘A’ play Tyre Warehouse. The inclement weather forced the organisers to postpone the opening-round game, and it will be played on a date to be announced. Cable Pro are the defending champions and sponsors include INSPORTS and Charles Chocolates.last_img read more