Today marks a sad chapter in music history, as the beloved R&B singer Prince passed away earlier today. As we continue to grieve over the loss of a legend, we turn to the healing power of music and explore a number of tributes performed by artists we love.As part of their 1994 Chocolate and Cheese tour, Ween stopped by Slim’s in San Francisco and did a romantic cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Dean and Gene really brought it together for this song, taking a step back from their typical early-90’s, brown-thrashing performances. Deaner’s guitar-work, in particular, shines as he pays homage to the distinct guitar-work of the Purple One himself, while Gene’s voice echoes the emotion.Watch the beauty as it unfolds:RIP Prince. We’ll miss you.
:10 Tiger is back…nuff said! :09 You think you’ve been to a cook-out? You ain’t been to a cook-out till you’ve been to Dwight and Chandra Law’s cook-out. Man the food was so good… and there was so much of it I started to go get my cousins and bring-um back. No, don’t ask! If I tell you where they live that’s less food for me. Hey did you know Dwight Law is my oldest and dearest friend? Well you know it now. Two boys from Meldon Avenue in Donora P.A. made it to the big city. Not bad…not bad at all. BILL NEAL :08 Speaking of the cook-out, and I was. Good food, great friends, Daniel “The Mayor” Ellis, Vince Neal and Cal State’s finest…(yeah I know that’s a contradiction in terms, just work with me here) and to my great pleasure and delight some “Overtime” readers including my old buddy Roy Betters, another man who has the good sense and wisdom to pick Wilt Chamberlin ahead of Michael Jordan. As a result, Roy you are now “In The Locker Room.”:07 I know, I know it’s a sports column but this stuff is important. Just hold on a minute, you’ll want to know this. The hit of the ParTay was none other than Federal Judge Reggie Walton…yeah that’s right the same Judge that just handled the Roger Clemons case, and other world class cases. Alright, Stan was there, in from Vegas and the ribs were un-be-lieve-able but they’re not more important than the Judge, who by the way is one of the brothers from Donora…C’mon Man!!!:06 Lamar Odom has proven to all you grown men out there that if you act like a child and cry enough you can in fact get your own way. Yep, he’s going back to L.A. The Clippers that is.:05 Now pay attention. The formula is very simple. Meet a girl…pretty or ugly as long as she’s tall…have a baby boy…develop his basketball talent…pray that he grows up to be seven feet tall…send him to the University of Kentucky for one year then sit back and watch the money come rollin’ in. That’s all it takes trust me…as a matter of fact, take it the bank!:04 Some of you are going to jump on me for this but as you all know…I don’t care! Serena Williams, you can’t keep eatin’ whatever you want and still be No. 1 in the world, I am sorry. That’s right I said it, now shut up!!!:03 Wanna have a really good time? Come to the Penn Hills YMCA Monday or Tuesday night and watch “The New” Connie Hawkins Youth Summer Basketball League. We’ve got 100 of the greatest and most talented middle school boys you ever want to see. And they be balling mmmaaannn!!! (Mon & Tues, three games a night at 6, 7 & 8. Only $2 to get in, free parking, great friends and a fantastic facility. Matter of fact you should join “The Y.” Yes you do…yes you do…stop it, you need to lose weight and you know it. Yes you do!!! Ok, look in the mirror then.:02 So last Friday you decided to go somewhere else and not come see Sandy Greene, Jerry Williams and The Guys. Now that’s messed up! But that’s ok, you only missed the show of the summer. Sandy blew it up and Jerry tore it down. And by the way…standing room only sell-out!!! They’re coming back Friday, July 27. Bet you won’t miss that one. (Welcome home lifelong friend Ronnie Randolph. Just moved back from Atlanta and sat in with the band and you would have thought George Benson was in the house.) Like I said “Smokin Jim” you can’t stop me, you can only hope to contain me…Par-Tay on! What Club?!?!:01 This just in. Otis Lockheart, the great city league basketball player from South High, is not dead! How do I know? Just talked to him…unless of course I am dead too!~ DOUBLE OVERTIME ~“At The Buzzer”:00 Champion Enterprises, The Soul Pitt and The Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club proudly bring to you The Annual Summer Blast Extravaganza—The Dress White Party with A Touch of Red and—With a guest performance by “Ms. Sandra Greene”—and “D.J. Bubble Gum” coming at ya this Friday, First Friday—July 6 at 3 Lakes Golf Club—6700 Saltsburg Rd. in Penn Hills—First come first seat (no more reserved tables) them ladies was about to kill me last week. I ain’t going out like that!—Free Parking—Cash Bar—Cash Kitchen—Great Food & Great Service—50/50—Prizes and Surprises—$100 Cash Prize to the Best Dressed Couple in White with A Touch of Red—and yes boys and gals not only will the Corvette Club be there but they’ll be showcasing their cars —go to the Soul Pitt website for all the information: http://www.soulpittmedia.com/ChampionEnterprises2.html.
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for two vacancies on the Planning Commission. One position must be filled by a resident who lives in the City limits. The second position can be filled by a resident who lives in the City limits or within the Lacey Urban Growth Area. The vacancies are open until filled.The 9-member Lacey Planning Commission develops recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey and areas outside of the city that may seek annexation. The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at Lacey City Hall.For more information, or to get an application, contact Livia Romero at 360-413-4387 or [email protected] You can also download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us. Please submit a letter of interest and resume with your application.
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Two persons were yesterday travelling from Mahaicony, ECD headed in a westerly direction in a silver grey vehicle when, at about 16:00h and while in the vicinity of the KK Gas Station located at Unity, Mahaica, the driver of the vehicle reportedly lost control and slammed the vehicle into a lantern post before crashing head-on into a nearby guard hut at the gas station.The impact of this collision caused the entire front of the vehicle to fold in, while the right side was completely shaved off.The driver of the vehicle — unidentified up to press time — died as a result of this collision, while the passenger has sustained serious injury and has been admitted at a city hospital.
2 May 2013South Africa’s democracy would not be sustainable or successful if the plight of the working class, employed and unemployed, was not sufficiently attended to, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.Speaking at the main Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) Workers’ Day rally in Kimberly, Northern Cape, Zuma said that the African National Congress (ANC) had a strong bias towards the working class and poor.“The ANC bias towards the working class does not mean we have abdicated our responsibility as a liberation movement to mobilize the broadest strata of society for fundamental transformation.“It simply means we have correctly understood that our democracy will not be stable, sustainable and successful if the plight of the working class, employed or unemployed, is not sufficiently attended to,” Zuma said.Workers’ rights such as the right to fair labour practices and the right to form and join trade unions were enshrined in the Constitution. “These are very important rights which must not be taken for granted.”Zuma said a tendency to divide workers or undermine collective bargaining among others should be guarded against.“Unity within Cosatu is paramount. We need a united Cosatu that is able to devote its attention to promoting the rights of workers. Thus we urge the labour movement to work seriously at uniting the federation and to resolve whatever differences there may exist.”Workers were the creators of the country’s wealth and they had to get an equitable share in the wealth, Zuma said, adding that attention needed to be paid to the plight of mineworkers and farm workers.“As we focus on miners and farm workers, we also remember those workers who tragically lost their lives in Marikana in the North West and related violent incidents. We have to draw lessons from Marikana.”The National Development Plan (NDP) was the country’s socio-development blueprint for the next 20 years, Zuma said.“We reiterate that those who have views about the NDP should feel free to raise them in the spirit of the democratic culture within the movement … Views cannot be suppressed. However, work is continuing to implement the NDP.”At government level, the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation has already begun developing a draft medium-term strategic framework for 2014-2019, as the first five-year building block of the NDP.The intention is to submit the first draft of the 2014-2019 NDP-aligned framework to the 2013 July Cabinet lekgotla. This can then be refined so that it can be submitted to the new Cabinet for approval as soon as possible after the 2014 elections.This will enable departments to include the new targets in their individual five-year strategic plans, which they will be starting to work on later this year and in early 2014.Source: SAnews.gov.za
By: Jason M. Jowers, MS, MFTPixabay[Emoticons by freeGraphicToday on November 25, 2017, CC0]Stress and anxiety can sometimes make it hard to focus on the good and simple things in life. We all have bad days, where the negatives seem to outweigh the positives. How can we foster experiences of happiness, gratitude, contentment, and love during times of hardship? These positive emotions play a pivotal role in in our ability to cope through adversity.Dr. Michele Tugade, Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Vassar College, presents this two minute lecture series on how experiencing positive emotions actually increases resilience when we face adversity. But what is resilience? According to Tugade, resilience is the ability to “bounce back” after experiencing stress.She specializes in the field of Positive Psychology, which focuses on positive emotions and people’s strengths when facing difficult times. She gives insight on the role that positive emotions can play; that they can be a time for reflection where you can broaden your scope of thoughts and can lead to seeing the world in a new light. These emotions also build up important resources and a bank of accumulated positivity that people can access during difficult times.Dr. Tugade doesn’t discount the experiences of negative emotions either. In fact, she highlights their benefits as part of the human experience. When we face a challenge or a stressor, negative emotions like anger and fear prepare and motivate us to either face that challenge head on or to live to fight another day.Putting positivity into practice can be as simple as smiling at a stranger you pass on the sidewalk or holding the door open for someone. Small acts of kindness like these can go a long way with people.Want to learn more about positive emotions and resilience? MFLN Family Development has resources for you! Be sure to check out one of our past blog’s here on using positive emotions in everyday life. Also, watch our webinar, “Bending, Not Breaking: Resilience and the Role of Positive Emotions during Times of Stress,” from our 2017 Virtual Learning Conference.ReferencesDon’t Worry, Be Happy. (2009). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ6Vv8gHq8wThis post was written by Jason M. Jowers, MS, MFT, of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also listen to our Anchored. podcast series via iTunes and our website.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has completed his move to Turkish side Besiktas on a two-year loan deal.Karius has not played a competitive game for the Reds since committing two errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in May.The German, 25, has made 49 appearances for Liverpool since joining the club from Mainz in 2016. He was equally named on the bench in Liverpool’s game against West Ham.“Everybody at LFC wishes Loris the best of luck during his loan spell,” said a statement on Liverpool’s website.Jurgen Klopp opted to keep Simon Mignolet as the second choice goalkeeper considering his vast Premier League experience.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.The Merseysiders continued their winning start in the Premier League with a narrow 1-0 win over Brighton. The solitary strike from Mo Salah was enough to send the Reds to the top after Man City drew at Wolves.Karius will play in the Europa League if his new side seals a spot in the group stages.Besiktas contested the first leg of their Europa League play-off against Partizan on Thursday and continue their league schedule at home to Antalyaspor on Sunday evening.