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Posted by: | Posted on: March 2, 2021

Break Science Live Band Will Bring Exmag And Jaw Gems To Brooklyn Bowl This Weekend

first_imgWe are pumped for the Break Science Live Band takeover of Brooklyn Bowl this weekend. Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee always bring it as Break Science, and the addition of Deitch’s brothers-in-arms Jesus Coomes, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Ryan Zoidis, and Eric “Benny” Bloom” from Lettuce as the live band will only add to the electro-funky-hip-hop madness. The two-night run will also feature 2011 DMC World DJ Champion Chris Karns, who will combine his incredible scratching skills with the BreakSci Live Band’s undeniable musical prowess.Each night will showcase an opening act that can be considered in the running of best rising stars of the electro-funk genre. On Friday night, Exmag will throw down their blend of live electronic music, while relative newcomers Jaw Gems will showcase their unique downtempo vibe on Saturday night. Both bands are sure to get you grooving early in the night, setting the table perfectly for Break Science Live Band’s party vibes. Check out music videos from both bands below to get a taste of what you’re in for at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend.“NuFunk Odyssey” by Exmag“Star Visor” by Jaw GemsFor tickets and more information about the shows, click here for December 16th, and click here for December 17th.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 16, 2020

Ben Carson’s Views on Electing a Muslim President Draw Rebuke

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group, called on Carson to withdraw from the race.Mirza invited both the Nassau Republican and Democratic committees to meet with Muslim leaders to discuss community issues.Both Carson’s and Trump’s comments come one week after a 14-year-old high school student in Texas was arrested for bringing in a clock he made at home which school officials mistook for a potential bomb. The arrest sparked an outpouring of support for the teen on social media–including an invitation from President Obama to bring his invention to the White House–and accusations of Islamophobia among school officials and police in Texas.Meanwhile, national security hawks in Congress, such as Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), have criticized the president’s plan to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees into the country, citing security concerns. The majority of people fleeing war-torn Syria are Muslim. Muslim leaders gathered Wednesday in Mineola to denounce the prejudice they perceived in comments from Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, who said recently that he would not “advocate” for a Muslim in the White House.Standing on the steps of Nassau County Supreme Court on a sun-splashed morning as Pope Francis made a historic speech on the White House lawn, this group of local Muslims called on politicians from all parties to engage in constructive dialogue amid a disturbing rise in Islamophobia nationwide.Wednesday’s gathering came three days after GOP president candidate Ben Carson said on NBC’s Meet the Press: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”On Monday, Carson appeared to double down in a Facebook post to his nearly 4 million followers on the social media site.“I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenet of Islam: Sharia Law,” he said.Carson went on to acknowledge that there are “many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenets are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.”But on Tuesday, Carson seemingly gave his blessing to people of all faiths to run for president as long as they put the Constitution ahead of their beliefs.CNN reported that fundraising dollars have “poured in” since the former brain surgeon first made his controversial remarks on television Sunday.In Mineola on Wednesday, Ali Mirza of Elmont denounced Carson’s comments.“Politicians should not use us as political footballs,” he said, referring to Carson, who’s now surging in Republican polls after the second GOP debate held last week.“It is basically a political issue,” Mirza added. “Some people are using whatever they can in order to get attention in the media and to address a very limited group of voters within their party.”“No religious test should ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” Mirza said, quoting the Constitution.Carson isn’t the only GOP candidate who has drawn attention for his views on Islam. Donald Trump, who is leading in the polls, was criticized last week for placating a questioner at a New Hampshire event who, referring to Muslims, asked: “When can we get rid of them?”“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump responded.Long Island civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington, a Christian, stood alongside Muslim leaders Wednesday. He advised Trump and Carson to “stop being ignorant candidates.”“Don’t remain silent on this issue because your silence bespeaks of your acceptance of this misinformation that is put out concerning our brothers and our sisters who are of the Muslim tradition,” Brewington said in a message to local officials.“We are rich because of our diversity,” he added.Carson’s comments drew a strong rebuke nationwide from Democrats and Muslim leaders. Other Republican candidates, like Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, and Marco Rubio (R-FL), invoked the Constitution when asked if Muslims were fit to sit in the White House.“The freedom of religion is a founding principle of our nation,” said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, in a statement. “For Ben Carson, Donald Trump, or any other Republican politician to suggest that someone of any faith is unfit for our office is out of touch with who we are as a people.”center_img View image | gettyimages.comlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 19, 2020

Beal, defense lead Wizards to win over Hawks

Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Isolated in Gulf, Qatar campaigns to protect 2022 World Cup Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “To me, it was a lot of turnovers,” he quipped.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ The Wizards have held visiting opponents under 100 points in consecutive home games after failing to keep any team under 110 in their first five at Capital One Arena.Taurean Prince scored 19 points and Marco Belinelli had 15 for Atlanta, which failed to keep it close despite turning Washington’s season-high 23 turnovers into 37 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWashington coach Scott Brooks rested his starters the entire fourth quarter against a rebuilding Hawks team that bears little resemblance to the one that lost a first-round playoff series to the Wizards last season.It was an 11-point game before Washington began the fourth on an 18-2 run to end the Hawks’ hopes. Oubre scored six points in that stretch, including two field goals during a single possession that was extended by Atlanta’s two fouls and three offensive rebounds. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES TIP-INS:Hawks: Have allowed at least 110 points in seven consecutive games. … Attempted 19 3-pointers in the first half, making eight. … F Mike Muscala (ankle) missed his fourth straight game.Wizards: Began the game 0 for 9 from beyond the arc before Morris’ 3-pointer cut it to 37-36 with 4:08 left in the first half. Beal followed with another 3 to give the Wizards the lead for good. … G John Wall picked up his fourth foul with 4:34 left in the third quarter, but with the game out of reach did not have to return.A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVEBrooks raved about the atmosphere at the arena the Wizards share with the Capitals after attending Washington’s 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. He admitted he didn’t understand all the nuances of hockey.ADVERTISEMENT Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2), center, goes to the basket against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) and guard Dennis Schroder (17). APWASHINGTON — Bradley Beal scored 19 points, and the Washington Wizards forced the Atlanta Hawks into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 113-94 victory on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Markieff Morris scored 18 points in his best game offensive game since returning from sports hernia surgery earlier this month, and Kelly Oubre added 18 off the bench in Washington’s second straight win.ADVERTISEMENT View comments read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2020

Toward improving environment one light bulb at a time

first_imgIf you’re concerned about global warming but can’t afford a hybrid car, try changing the light bulbs in your home. The swirl-cone fluorescent bulbs, which use just a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs, are on the front line of environmental regulation as lawmakers see them as a relatively painless way to do something about greenhouse gas emissions. Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, has already proposed a ban on incandescent bulbs, while Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, has proposed a bill that would dramatically ratchet up energy efficiency over the next 13 years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average home pollutes more than the average car. So if all American households changed five light bulbs to compact fluorescents, it would be equivalent to removing 8 million cars from the road. The reason, federal officials say, is that most of the nation’s electricity comes from coal-burning plants, which emit carbon dioxide as a byproduct. About 20 percent of electricity used in homes goes to lighting. So a switch to compact fluorescent bulbs, which use about a quarter of the energy of incandescent bulbs to generate the same amount of light, makes a difference. [email protected] (310) 543-6639 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Harman’s bill, which she announced on the liberal blog The Huffington Post, would require incandescent bulbs to meet today’s fluorescent standards of energy efficiency by 2012. By 2020, incandescents would have to be about 10 times more efficient than they are today. “We set standards for lots of things in this country. If we are serious about tackling global warming, we’re going to have to set more standards for energy efficiency.” Compact fluorescents generally cost $3 to $5 each, compared with as little as 50 cents for an incandescent bulb. But fluorescents last 10-15 times longer while also slashing energy costs, making them substantially more cost effective than incandescents. But critics note that fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, so they must either be recycled or taken to an electronic waste disposal site. Supporters of fluorescent technology note that mercury is released during the production of electricity from coal, which means the net effect of fluorescents on mercury pollution is still positive. Some homeowners dislike the quality of the light, which can feel a little colder than incandescent bulbs. last_img read more