Forever 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.
Read Full Story A new report suggests that children who are overweight or obese by the time they enter kindergarten have a high likelihood of staying that way as they grow older. Looking at more than 7,700 children over a nine-year-period, the Emory University study found that children who started kindergarten overweight had about four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade as their normal-weight peers.In an editorial accompanying the study in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-author Steven Gortmaker, director of the Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center (HPRC) and professor of the practice of health sociology at the School, said that the findings point to the importance of instituting “wide-reaching, cost-effective policy and programmatic changes aimed at improving nutrition and physical activity among broad populations of children if we are to reduce early childhood weight gain and the risk of incident obesity throughout childhood.”On the bright side, Gortmaker told the New York Times, a number of studies have shown that it is possible to stop or reverse excess weight gain in children. And young children can move from overweight to normal weight by losing just a few pounds, whereas for adults to do so could mean having to lose a significant amount of weight—20 to 30 pounds or even 40 to 50 pounds, according to Gortmaker.
By Dialogo April 06, 2010 President Dmitry Medvedev will travel to Argentina and Brazil next week, the Kremlin said, as Russia strengthens relationships in the region. Medvedev’s visits will be his second foray into Latin America since he became president in 2008. In November of that year, he travelled on a major four-nation tour to Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba. The Argentine foreign ministry said last month Medvedev’s trip, which will include a meeting with President Cristina Kirchner, would be the first official visit by a Russian head of state in 125 years of bilateral relations. Russia hosted the first BRIC summit last June. Medvedev was set to travel to Latin America from Washington where he was scheduled to attend a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. On April 14-15, Medvedev will travel to Argentina on an official visit, followed by a trip to Brazil on April 15-16, the Kremlin said in a statement. In Brazil, Medvedev will join leaders of Brazil, India and China in a second summit of the world’s major emerging economies known collectively as the BRIC countries.
Paddy PowerBookmakers have placed the spotlight on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how he handles the departure of breakaway rebels forming a new Independent Party within UK politics.Branded the ‘Gang of Seven’, the rebel cabal has been deemed as the biggest reprimand of Corbyn’s party leadership, and his handling of Labour’s position on Brexit.Since yesterday’s confirmation of the opposition party split, Westminster rumours have reached overdrive on which further Labour and potential Conservative MPs may choose to join the rebel faction.Updating its UK political betting markets, Paddy Power has cut the price of Jeremy Corbyn being replaced as Labour Party leader before the end of the year from 3/1 to 5/4.Furthermore, the bookmaker has priced at 6/1 that Corbyn will be replaced before the end of April – or 10/1 by the end of next month.Revising its market, Paddy Power details that a UK breakaway party could prove fruitful for Corbyn menace, Chuka Umunna, as his odds of being named next prime minister have halved from 100/1 to 50/1 in the last few minutes.Updating the media, Spokesman Paddy Power said: “It looks like curtains for Corbyn this morning, as Labour announces a bitter split to rival Oasis’ in 2009.“Our punters are confident he will be replaced as Labour leader this year, potentially as soon as next month, after a flood of bets since the breakup was announced.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articles Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Submit Share