Remembering Sublime’s Bradley Nowell On The 20th Anniversary Of His Passing

first_imgForever tied to the sunny shores of California, the music of Sublime has inspired a generation of artists and listeners since its release throughout the 1990s. The band only existed for a short time, but their music lives far beyond its time, powered by the iconic vocals and guitar playing of the late great Bradley Nowell.Nowell was primarily responsible for bringing the reggae/ska influences to band members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh during the band’s formative years. Over years of organic growth, Sublime built a strong following in California. Their debut album release 40 Oz. To Freedom continued that trend, and local radio station KROQ picked up the song “Date Rape” to give the band their widest reach yet.While the band’s experimental second album, Robbin’ The Hood, was a commercial flop, the work done for the album cemented their fusion sound. With elements of rock and rap infused in their reggae sound, the Sublime phenomenon would soon take hold nationwide. Though they were invited on Van’s Warped Tour, the group was kicked off after a week for their unruly behavior.Still, the group was pressured into putting out a new studio album. In early 1996, the band began recording what would be their third studio album. The self-titled work has become their most identifiable, despite its tragic ending. On May 25th, 1996, Bradley Nowell succumbed to a heroin overdose and passed away at the age of 28.With the material recorded for the album, Sublime was released posthumously, and has since gone platinum five times over. It won the band national, and international, recognition, and propelled Sublime into the spotlight. With songs like “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way,” “April 29, 1992 (Miami),” and more, it’s no surprise that Sublime was destined for greatness. It’s tempting to speculate as to where Sublime would have gone had Nowell survived, but the pages of rock and roll history have unfortunately already been written.It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Bradley Nowell left this Earth. In honor of the late legend, you can enjoy the band’s classic Sublime album, and watch some interview footage of the whole group just months before Nowell’s death. RIP Bradley Nowell.last_img read more

Insulation Benefits

first_imgPeople wear additional clothing in the winter to keep their bodies warm. We insulate ourselves to slow down the transfer of our body heat to the atmosphere. Building insulation does the same thing for our homes. Insulation keeps valuable heat in during the winter season and keeps heat out in the summer. Insulation also helps maintain an indoor climate that is livable without excessive heating and cooling costs.Helps in winter and summerHouse insulation provides resistance to the flow of heat – whether it’s heat escaping from a house in the winter or entering the house in the summer. Fuel savings of around one-third in the winter and summer can be obtained by properly insulating your home.Smaller heating and cooling systems can be installed in an insulated home because less heat is lost in the winter and less heat is gained in the summer. Smaller systems can mean a large savings in the initial equipment investment and reduced utility bills throughout the year.Another benefit to an insulated house is evenly maintained temperatures. Cold floors and chilly drafts are eliminated when insulation is combined with an adequate conditioning system.Reduces condensation, tooCondensation, or sweating, on walls can be reduced to a minimum by the use of insulation and proper ventilation. For complete control of condensation, a moisture barrier on the air-conditioned side of the wall is needed. Insulated walls are much warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Insulation results in a smaller temperature difference between the inside wall surface and the room temperature. The best and least expensive time to insulate is when a home is being built. There is a limit to materials that can be satisfactorily used after construction is completed. For instance, it is impossible to install batt insulation into an existing wall without removing the interior finish material. Blown-in insulation could work if a moisture barrier is provided. However, in most cases, a moisture barrier does not exist. Without some type of moisture barrier, blown-in insulation could cause serious moisture problems. It is also difficult to insulate around heating ducts, plumbing, windows and doors in existing walls.University of Georgia Extension experts say the easiest and most affordable place to add insulation to an existing home is in the attic. To determine if there is enough insulation in your home’s attic, measure the thickness of the insulation. In Georgia, the typical recommended thickness if R-49 for attics, R-18 for walls and R-25 for floors, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. To maximize the benefit of attic insulation, seal any potential attic air leaks such as areas around lights and fans, electrical and plumbing entryways, knee walls, and open stud cavities.last_img read more

CRD7 World Cup documentary premieres worldwide on Joy News TV

first_imgThe documentary, which captures the Russia 2018 experience, features a 10-second audio of Cristiano Ronaldo speaking to CRD7 founder, Angela Akua Asante.The international football journalist, who was the only accredited Ghanaian reporter to be approved for and attend each of the seven rounds at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, sent the C. Ronaldo Daily brand and her country’s colours to Russia in top fashion.A 28:12 minutes film directed by 4K7 Mixed Media in partnership with Nsroma TV, produced by TS Studios GH, and entitled “CRD7 World Cup documentary” has been released. It was set to hit your screens worldwide on Sunday, August 5, 2018, on Joy News TV but for a massive program scheduling glitch from the station that evening. The airing has since been rescheduled for Monday, August 6 at 14:30 GMT (bonus broadcast) and Sunday, August 12, at 19:30 GMT. Viewers located anywhere across the globe can as well tune in and watch the premiere.WHAT SHOULD VIEWERS LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY?“It’s basically an interview of me answering the most popular and pertinent questions that I’ve been asked since the moment I arrived in Russia on June 12,” Angela Akua Asante, also known as “Triple A”, explained.“So there are a lot of answers in there and exclusive footage that is all mine. Viewers will be able to see Russia through my eyes. The mission was to send both my brand CRD7 and my country Ghana to Russia and then to bring back Russia to Ghana and the world. “I believe my team and I have succeeded in doing that but I will let viewers see the documentary for themselves as it debunks the negative stereotypes painting Russian people as rude, racist, and not extroverted.  “I had a blast at the FIFA World Cup and it went beyond enjoying the football. I made friends whose warmth can literally be felt. Everything I experienced has a special place in my heart and I am happy to share all of it with everyone through this documentary.“I’m also grateful to all those who helped me to make it happen. When I say this, I think of my mentor Keir Radnedge of AIPS who supported me in the process of applying for my FIFA Media accreditation. I also think of Gary Al-Smith of Joy News TV, and Tom Kundert of PortuGOAL.net whose expertise helped me craft my trip around the objective of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo perform at the World Cup. Travel agency Flysoulmates also did a fantastic job with logistics research.“And there are many more people I’m thankful to – especially my admirers on social media who empowered me with their contagious enthusiasm and with the respect they have towards all the hard work my crew and I have put in this summer to create such a unique content,” Angela concluded on this matter.WHAT IS THE DATE OF THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY’S PREMIERE?Three weeks have gone by since the very end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the time has come for the much-hyped CRD7 World Cup documentary to premiere on Ghanaian multimedia station, Joy News TV. As noted above, the documentary which has been distributed to numerous TV and digital media channels was set to air for the very first time in full on Sunday, August 5, 2018. It did, but not on Joy News TV due to a program scheduling error. *OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*: Due to program scheduling problems from @JOYNEWSONTV, the CRD7 World Cup documentary did not air on the Joy News TV channel this evening. The station has resolved to air it on Monday, Aug 6th at 14:30 GMT and NEXT SUNDAY, Aug 12th at 19:30 GMT.— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) August 5, 2018Online users can now enjoy the full documentary as it appears on our Youtube channel.AT WHAT TIME DOES THE BROADCAST OF THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY START ON JOY NEWS TV? Tune into Joy News TV – either via mobile, tablet, or through your television set – on Sunday, August 12 at exactly 19:30 Universal Time. Around the globe, that is at:– 12:30 ET in Los Angeles– 15:30 ET in New York and Toronto– 19:30 GMT in Ghana– 20:30 BST in England, Nigeria, and Portugal – 21:30 CET in France and South Africa– 22:30 MSK in Russia and Turkey– 1:00 IST in India– 5:30 AET in AustraliaON WHICH CHANNEL CAN I WATCH THE PREMIERE OF THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY? The station to be glued to on Sunday is Joy News TV. The popular Ghanaian channel, which is available on television in over 20 African countries, can also be streamed worldwide on Youtube.Just click here to bookmark and subscribe to the Joy News TV Youtube channel.Get a glimpse of the documentary via this 50-second teaser which has been rolling for the past few days on multiple TV stations in Ghana:Really looking forward to this documentary from Ghanaian reporter and @BreatheRonaldo founder @AngieAsante, who braved the odds to go cover the @FIFAWorldCup in Russia despite the team Ghana no-show. Beauty, colour, fun, passion and all round excitement 👌🏾 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/I8fJNrKkV4— Fiifi Anaman (@fiifianaman) August 3, 2018HOW DID THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY COME ABOUT?As a freelance journalist, Angela has worked with Radio France Internationale, BBC World Service’s Francophone branch (BBC Afrique) and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). She is also the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at U.S.-based online football portal, LiveSoccerTV.com.Her CRD7 World Cup documentary now comes as her first project of this kind. Its concept was birthed by her media manager and filmmaker, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, who revamped Angela’s idea of the “CRD7 World Cup series” which was produced for social media use during the tournament.Upon landing at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra two days after the FIFA World Cup final which she attended and covered live from the Luzhniki stadium, Angela was safe and sound. However, a twist in the story was bound to happen as her luggage containing the raw footage of all her Nikon shots in Russia was nowhere to be found.As if having to go through the Baggage Claim process was not frustrating enough, diet change and fatigue from spending 36 intense days in Sochi, Moscow, and Saransk soon caught up with the former socioeconomics student. She was bed-ridden for three days immediately after her return from the tournament. These two major incidents, therefore, delayed the production of the CRD7 World Cup documentary; for good reasons, however, as it enabled TS Studios GH to come on board as a replacement for the videography agency that had first been booked to work on the project.Delayed but not denied! Angela Akua Asante happily presenting her found luggage with Nana Yaw Asiedu of Nsroma TV who worked on the lighting during the making of the video“Teaming up with Peter and his brother Daniel Kweku Bentil of TS Studios GH on this one-of-its-kind documentary has been refreshing,” Angela noted.“Their patience to go through the numerous files to pick the best footage and their determination not to rush the job are things I respect about their work ethics.“We had a first version of the documentary which was 33 minutes long. We were then advised by Baaba Tandoh of Joy News TV to cut it to 28 minutes for it to fit into a 30-minute programming slot. Muftawu Nabila of Kwese Sports also made suggestions concerning the allocation of illustrative content across the full video.From left to right: Filmmaker Samson Craig McArthur Sik, reporter Gary Al-Smith (Joy Multimedia), CRD7 founder Angela Akua Asante, presenters George Addo Jnr. and Baaba Tandoh (Joy Multimedia), and Nsroma TV founder Nana Yaw Asiedu.“At that point, despite time running out, we had to go back to the studio for edits,” Angela explained.“And trust me, what one might see as minor changes is a task that actually takes a hell of a time to accomplish. But we had fun, Peter and I, working on the corrections. After seating for six hours straight to finalize the new version of the CRD7 World Cup documentary, we can definitely say that we feel proud of our efforts and thankful for the feedback we received in the first place.”WHAT IF I MISS THE PREMIERE OF CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY?CRD7’s got you covered. As promised, we premiered the documentary on social media via a Facebook Live post which showcases the content on repeat for three hours straight. If you are not a Facebooker, then why not enjoy the 28-minute documentary on our Youtube channel. Watch it here:Relive the August 2 appearance of Angela Akua Asante and her manager, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, on Joy News TV’s “The AM show”:Twitter Ads info and privacy  Really looking forward to this documentary from Ghanaian reporter and @BreatheRonaldo founder @AngieAsante, who braved the odds to go cover the @FIFAWorldCup in Russia despite the team Ghana no-show. Beauty, colour, fun, passion and all round excitement 👌🏾 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/I8fJNrKkV4— Fiifi Anaman (@fiifianaman) August 3, 2018HOW DID THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY COME ABOUT?As a freelance journalist, Angela has worked with Radio France Internationale, BBC World Service’s Francophone branch (BBC Afrique) and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). She is also the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at U.S.-based online football portal, LiveSoccerTV.com.Her CRD7 World Cup documentary now comes as her first project of this kind. Its concept was birthed by her media manager and filmmaker, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, who revamped Angela’s idea of the “CRD7 World Cup series” which was produced for social media use during the tournament.Upon landing at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra two days after the FIFA World Cup final which she attended and covered live from the Luzhniki stadium, Angela was safe and sound. However, a twist in the story was bound to happen as her luggage containing the raw footage of all her Nikon shots in Russia was nowhere to be found.As if having to go through the Baggage Claim process was not frustrating enough, diet change and fatigue from spending 36 intense days in Sochi, Moscow, and Saransk soon caught up with the former socioeconomics student. She was bed-ridden for three days immediately after her return from the tournament. These two major incidents, therefore, delayed the production of the CRD7 World Cup documentary; for good reasons, however, as it enabled TS Studios GH to come on board as a replacement for the videography agency that had first been booked to work on the project.Delayed but not denied! Angela Akua Asante happily presenting her found luggage with Nana Yaw Asiedu of Nsroma TV who worked on the lighting during the making of the video   Good news!!! We got the luggage!!!! Russian chocolates and souvenirs dey inside! 😍😁😁😁 #PositivePower #WinningIsaLifestyle #DelayedNotDeniedA post shared by Angela Akua Asante👁(AAA) (@angieasante) on Jul 21, 2018 at 5:53am PDT“Teaming up with Peter and his brother Daniel Kweku Bentil of TS Studios GH on this one-of-its-kind documentary has been refreshing,” Angela noted.“Their patience to go through the numerous files to pick the best footage and their determination not to rush the job are things I respect about their work ethics.“We had a first version of the documentary which was 33 minutes long. We were then advised by Baaba Tandoh of Joy News TV to cut it to 28 minutes for it to fit into a 30-minute programming slot. Muftawu Nabila of Kwese Sports also made suggestions concerning the allocation of illustrative content across the full video.From left to right: Filmmaker Samson Craig McArthur Sik, reporter Gary Al-Smith (Joy FM, Multimedia), CRD7 founder Angela Akua Asante, presenters George Addo Jnr. and Baaba Tandoh (Joy FM, Multimedia), and Nsroma TV founder Nana Yaw Asiedu.“At that point, despite time running out, we had to go back to the studio for edits,” Angela explained.“And trust me, what one might see as minor changes is a task that actually takes a hell of a time to accomplish. But we had fun, Peter and I, working on the corrections. After seating for six hours straight to finalize the new version of the CRD7 World Cup documentary, we can definitely say that we feel proud of our efforts and thankful for the feedback we received in the first place.”WHAT IF I MISS THE PREMIERE OF CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY?CRD7’s got you covered. As promised, we premiered the documentary on social media via a Facebook Live post which showcases the content on repeat for three hours straight. If you are not a Facebooker, then why not enjoy the 28-minute documentary on our Youtube channel. Watch it here:Relive the August 2 appearance of Angela Akua Asante and her manager, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, on Joy News TV’s “The AM show”:last_img read more

Wijnaldum backs Van Dijk for Ballon d’Or recognition

first_img“We played a friendly in Switzerland not a long time ago and De Ligt was stopping Ronaldo as well. It’s not only Van Dijk who can stop Ronaldo,” said Koeman.“But Ronaldo is good enough to create even against really good defenders and that’s the nicest part of football. You can’t do everything because his quality is such a high level that it is difficult.”The Netherlands failed to even qualify for each of the past two major tournaments, but have taken massive strides forward in just over a year since Koeman took charge.World champions France and Germany were beaten in the Nations League group stages, while the Dutch thoroughly deserved their 3-1 win over England in Thursday’s semi-final despite having to go to extra-time.“It is just confirmation that we are moving in the right direction,” added Koeman.“If we go back when we saw the draw of this tournament, the group of France and Germany, nobody expected Holland to be the winner of the group. Now we are in the final.“It is a pleasure to play in the final and it is not pressure.”Share on: WhatsApp Virgil van Dijk. PHOTO via @VirgilvDijkPorto, Portugal | AFP | Virgil van Dijk deserves to win the Ballon d’Or should the Netherlands beat hosts Portugal to lift the first ever Nations League on Sunday, according to his club and international teammate Georginio Wijnaldum.Van Dijk was named man of the match as Liverpool claimed the Champions League last weekend.The centre-back also won the PFA’s Premier League Player of the Year award and could become the first defender in 13 years to win the prize for the world’s best player.But Van Dijk faces the ultimate test in Porto on Sunday against five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.“He already had a good season, he is trying to stop everyone, that’s the way he’s playing,” said Wijnaldum on Saturday.“For us he’s the best defender in the world. If you look at his season, he definitely deserves the Ballon d’Or but it’s not up to us to decide.”Ronaldo ensured Portugal did not miss out on the final on home soil by scoring his 53rd career hat-trick to mask a disjointed performance by the European champions in a 3-1 win over Switzerland on Wednesday.The Netherlands can also count on another of the world’s best centre-backs in Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, who has been linked with a huge move to a host of top European clubs after his role in knocking Ronaldo’s Juventus out of the Champions League this season.However, Dutch coach Ronald Koeman said even his two towering centre-backs cannot guarantee shutting down Ronaldo.last_img read more

Colts Neck To Consider Whiskey & Gin Distillery Proposal

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaCOLTS NECK – The township Zoning Board is to hear a proposal to run a craft-style alcohol distillery in a non-conforming business zone on Route 34, near Delicious Orchards.GK Distilling Inc., owned by township resident Geoff Karch, is to appear before the board on Thursday, Feb. 18.GK Distilling is the contract-purchaser of the 2.71-acre property from Steven Garrett. Of the total property, about one acre would be used for the distillery, while the remaining acreage would include the relocated single-family house now on the property, a barn and detached garage.The property sits on Route 34 South, with Delicious Orchards and a medical office to the north, the Brandywine assisted-living facility to the west and south, and the state road to the east.The distillery would be housed in a new 4,500-square-foot building that would look like a barn or stable – divided into 900 square feet for a tasting room, with the remaining 3,600 feet for the distilling and storage, according to paperwork filed with the township. The new building would sit at about the site of the current house.GK Distilling would operate under state law and distill corn, rye, barley and wheat to create up to 20,000 gallons of whiskey or gin per year for wholesale and retail use. To be considered a New Jersey distilled beverage, it must either grow or buy locally 51 percent of its raw material.Those wishing to buy the product at retail to take offsite would be limited to five liters per person, only in connection with a tour of the operation. Distillery visitors would be allowed to consume a maximum of three one-ounce samples per person per day.The distillery, which would have 12 parking spaces, said it would expect no more than seven to 10 visitors per hour.Proposed business hours would be Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The business would be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.There would be no food sales, but it may sell retail items such as T-shirts and hats.The distillery would employ four workers: the owner, master distiller, salesperson and an assistant worker. There would be about three truck deliveries or shipments per week.The operation would not be considered a regional attraction or produce a high volume of traffic, according to Timothy Anfuso, the township planner. This would fit the nature of a craft business, rather than a full commercial operation.The variance is needed because the B-1 zone, a zone for household-oriented businesses, does not include craft distilleries and because the house would be a non-conforming use.Aside from the variance, GK Distilling would still need local approval for a minor subdivision and both preliminary and final major site plan approval.The zoning board meeting is Thursday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 124 Cedar Drive.last_img read more

HALO FARMS’ HOMEBRED DANZING CANDY CRUISES TO TWO LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES; SMITH & SISE TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:43.04

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–Halo Farms’ front-running Danzing Candy cruised to an impressive two length win under Mike Smith in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Clifford Sise, the lightly raced Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy got 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.04 and picked up 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, assuring him of a berth in the Run for the Roses on May 7.“He warmed up great, he was on his toes,” said Smith. “Our game plan was to put him on the lead unless he didn’t jump out of there well. We didn’t want to experiment…I left there very aggressive and he didn’t get away with anything (slow fractions). If you go 22 on this track today, you’re smokin’. And for him to hold off the caliber of horses he held off, was very impressive.”Bred by Ted Aroney’s Halo Farms and owned by Halo Farms and Jim and Diane Bashor, Danzing Candy paid $13.00, $5.20 and $3.40. A maiden special weight winner two starts back on Dec. 26, Danzing Candy was a 5 ¾ length allowance winner here on Feb. 4 and thus picked up his third win from four starts. With the winner’s share of $240,000, he increased his earnings to $308,650.“I expected him to be on the lead,” said Sise. “We didn’t want to experiment in this race. Mike just said, ‘I’ll let him come out the first few jumps and if he’s there, he’s there. If somebody sends, he’ll sit second.“He (broke) much better today. He’s good now. We’ll stay for the Santa Anita Derby (Grade I, $1 million at 1 1/8 miles April 9). He’s three for three on this track. Why would we change now? I don’t see any reason to, but you never know. You’ve got to leave that up to the owners.”Ridden by Gary Stevens, favored Mor Spirit appeared to get a bit rank around the Club House turn, but settled readily down the backside when next to last going past the half mile pole. With a cue from Stevens, he picked it up between horses around the far turn, rallied well, while within himself for second money and galloped out on terms with the winner past the wire.Off at 8-5 in a field of six Derby hopefuls, Mor Spirit paid $3.40 and $2.20.“I’m very happy, because he was way too keen in the early part of the race, he was really fresh…” said Stevens. “He was super sharp. As I was coming into the lane, I knew I wasn’t going to catch the winner, but I knew we had to get some (Kentucky Derby) points. I like where we’re sitting for the Santa Anita Derby. I lost a battle today, but I like our position. Bob (Baffert) was happy, so I’m happy…He’ll settle a little better for me in the Santa Anita Derby.Exaggerator, who is trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his brother, Kent, was content to lag early and picked it up in eye-catching fashion heading into the far turn as he skimmed the rail, but he flattened out late, finishing three quarters of length behind Mor Spirit.The second wagering choice at 2-1, Exaggerator paid $2.40 to show.With the winner getting 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, the second, third and fourth place finishers earned 20, 10 and five points respectively.Danzing Candy set fractions of 22.96, 46.11, 1:11.04 and 1:36.38 over a main track that although was listed as fast, had been dulled by heavy afternoon rains on Friday. 1-2-3 FINISHERS HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY ON APRIL 9last_img read more