Exciting Special Guest Singers Announced For Tonight’s All-Star Prince Tribute

first_imgTonight at Brooklyn’s The Hall at MP, a special tribute to Prince will take place with a house band that consists of Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), and Louis Cato (Late Show With Stephen Colbert). The show will now feature an incredible horn section, with James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Wyclef Jean & more), and Ian Gray (Swift Technique) will be adding brass flare.It has just been announced that Con Brio’s Ziek McCarter, Mayteana Morales of The Pimps of Joytime, Hayley Jane of Hayley Jane and the Primates, and Nephrok of the Nephrok All-Stars will be sharing vocal duties throughout the night in this very special tribute. Ziek McCartner recently fronted Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe for a Prince tribute in New Orleans, and all four singers are eager to perform selections from the Purple One’s iconic catalog.Doors for the event open at 10pm with a set from DJ Logic, followed by the very special set of Prince songs. You can find tickets for the show by heading HERE.Karl Denson w/ Con Brio’s Ziek McCarter performing “Head” on Jam Cruise:Full Lineup:Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)Mike Greenfield (Lotus)Louis Cato (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Ian Gray (Swift Technique)Nephrok! (The Nephrok! Allstars)Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane and the Primates)Mayteana Morales (Pimps of Joytime)Ziek McCarter (Con Brio)Opener: DJ Logiclast_img read more

$17b in Queensland homes were approved for foreign sales last year

first_img57-59 The Corso, Isle of Capri, sold for $15.5m this year to Chinese buyers.The figures saw the average value of established homes foreign buyers were targeting remain somewhat steady at just over $740,000 ($769,000 previously).FIRB said 13 per cent of complaints about foreign purchases of residential real estate involved Queensland property, compared to 47 per cent out from Victoria and 33 per cent NSW.It found 223 properties valued at $304.8m were found to be in breach of foreign investment rules, with owners fined over half a million dollars in total. This Hope Island mansion called Sails sold to a Chinese buyer for $11m this year. Picture: Supplied.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoOver $530m worth of Queensland approvals were granted to foreigners buying established properties, a figure which has dropped 33 per cent over the previous financial year.“The decrease can be attributed to a range of reasons including housing market conditions, state and territory policy changes, a shift to investment in new dwellings, and the introduction of fees and processing changes,” the FIRB annual report said.It said established homes could generally “only be purchased by temporary residents for use as their home while they remain in Australia” though a “small number” were allowed to buy homes to house Australian-based workers. 159 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $13.25m this year to Chinese buyers.New residential real estate made up the vast majority of the approvals granted last financial year – valued at $16.36b – with developers and off the plan approvals making up the bulk ($13.15b), followed by individuals buying new dwellings ($2.55b), those buying vacant land (over $470m) and buyers looking at redevelopment of existing properties ($150m).Chinese buyers continued to top the list of foreign investment approvals in Australia’s real estate sector, with a 31 per cent rise in the value of their approvals over the financial year. The United States, the Netherlands, Canada and the United Arab Emirates were also in the mix.center_img 18-20 Southern Cross Drive, Cronin Island, is among homes sold this year to Chinese buyers at $11m.FOREIGN buyers were given the green light to buy just short of $17 billion worth of Queensland homes last financial year, a massive 62 per cent surge.Latest Foreign Investment Review Board figures show foreign buyers were given permission to invest in $16.9 billion worth of residential real estate across the state, up from $10.4b the previous year.The FIRB approved over 6,700 applications for Queensland property deals, a 33 per cent jump in the year, with the data also showing a 20 per cent rise in the average value of those residential investments to $2.5m.last_img read more

QA1 unveils 20th annual IMCA awards program

first_imgLAKEVILLE, Minn. – Twenty-year sponsor QA1 has renewed an awards program that benefits drivers in six IMCA divisions.Product certificates in increments of $250, $150 and $100 will be given to the first, fifth and 10th place finishers in national IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod point standings.The Lakeville, Minn., high performance parts manufacturer also awards a carbon fiber driveshaft to the Late Model national champion.All QA1 awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the next week from the IMCA home office. More information is available by calling QA1 directly at 800 721-7761, on Face­book and at www.qa1.net.“Any time we can recognize a sponsorship milestone it is a big deal, and two decades is a benchmark only the most consistent achieve,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “It is great working with QA1 and we look forward to another twenty years.”last_img read more

PwC Chess4Change Mentorship Programme Excites Pupils

first_imgThe high point of the day’s programme was the ‘Queen of Katwe’ movie which was a classic example of a humble beginning and later transformation into success in life. Aside the guest speaker, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ajamalaya Olusegun Ifetayo who mentored the students against moral vices in the society, other personalities at the one-day event includes; the Senior Manager, Clients and Market Development, Mrs. Delia Asuzu and Senior Manager Advisory Services Mr. Eyita Otudoh both of PwC Nigeria together with Chess Coordinator, Ministry of Education in Lagos State to inspire the students.In his submission, ACP Ajamolaya urged the students against criminal activities most of which are committed out of exuberant of the young lads of today.“Crime is becoming rampant among our younger generations and many engages in it for fun without realizing the consequences of their actions. These crimes are not victimless, as such law enforcement agents view them seriously,” he stated.He advised the students to desist from vices like cyber crime, obtaining money by tricks or violent crime like robbery and offenses affecting public order. He also urged them against fake news.In his own posit, Mr. Otudoh puts the student through a movie review ‘Queen of Katwe’ where they learnt that with chess, the small one can become the big one just as the Pawn hit the last rank and transformed into Queen which is the most powerful piece on the board.He mentored them with the film on how chess could teach them on how to plan, survive and analyze threats and overcome immediate obstacles. “Losing does not translate to failure and that if you don’t have to fit in to win and that other people’s life pattern does not determine how you shape your life,” he explained.He urged them to be brave and never compromise values for immediate gains but be discipline in order to improve respective mental strength.Among the schools that participated in the programme includes; Euba Junior Secondary School, CMS Girls Secondary school, Jubilee Model Senior Secondary school, Sari Iganmu Senior Secondary School, Immaculate Heart Comprehensive Senior Secondary School, Unity Junior School, Eko Akete Senior Secondary School, New Era Senior Secondary School, Eko Boys High School and Government Senior College, Eric Moore among others.The schools also engaged each other in light chess tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaIt was an exciting moment for 18 different chess playing schools in Lagos that attended the 1st edition of the Mentorship Programme put together by Pricewaterhouse Coopers with its PwC Chess4Change initiative.Aside the regular chess tournament among the schools, PwC Chess4Change Programme intends to add value and change the lives young student to be leaders in their respective discipline in the nearest future.last_img read more

Emily Hawryschuk and Megan Carney look forward after 9 combined goals against Northwestern

first_imgEVANSTON, Il.— A teary-eyed Megan Carney was stoic almost 30 minutes after her first collegiate season ended in defeat. During the press conference, she reasoned why her offense didn’t show up for the first 30 minutes.But midway through, a smile appeared on her face. Syracuse head coach Gary Gait didn’t want to look at Saturday’s game. He wanted to look forward, more specifically at the two players to his left at the podium.“We were young, super young team,” Gait said, motioning to Carney and junior Emily Hawryschuk. “We’ll come back with a team that has an incredible amount of experience of winning.”In No. 5 seed Syracuse’s (16-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) 18-14 loss to No. 4 seed Northwestern (16-4, 5-1 Big Ten) on Saturday, Hawryschuk and Carney combined for nine of the Orange’s 14 goals. In fact, only one goal scorer from today— Natalie Wallon — won’t return in 2020. As SU tried to mount a comeback against the Wildcats, it didn’t rely on upperclassmen like Nicole Levy and Julie Cross, who had been to a final four before. It relied on a group of players, who a week ago had never won an NCAA tournament game.“That’s what we had to manufacture from the previous year,” Gait said. “I think that’s going to be important.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Hawryschuk, postseason success had eluded her despite her goal-scoring numbers. In 2018, where the then-sophomore led the Orange with 53 goals, Syracuse lost in the first round of the ACC and NCAA tournament. When Hawryschuk was a freshman, Riley Donahue took the final shots for Syracuse. Last year, Levy was the more-experienced attack.This season, Hawryschuk’s been the catalyst. She scored the clinching goal in overtime against Northwestern in February, and on Saturday, she broke through an on-and-off face-guard from NU defender Nell Copeland. Instead of disappearing off personalized defenses like top opposing stars this season, Hawryschuk has found a way to average 3.57 goals a game.“She’s been shut out, face-guarded multiple times like today and she still comes out with five goals,” Gait said after Saturday’s game.In the midst of the Orange’s potential comeback, she took a draw — Hawryschuk had 10 draw controls on Saturday — switched sticks and ran around the eight-meter to play off-ball. Because of the face-guard, most of her driving lanes were limited, but occasionally she beat Copeland.“It shows that she refuses to be denied,” Gait said. “She’s one of the few players in the country that hasn’t been shut out before.”When Hawryschuk couldn’t find space — specifically in the first half — she deferred to Carney. As Northwestern jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first five minutes, Carney scored the first two goals for the Orange. Scores off a feed and a free position kept SU close in the opening minutes until the Wildcats dominated possession. Comments Published on May 18, 2019 at 11:13 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+ Corey Henry | Photo EditorAgainst NU on Feb. 24, Syracuse was down 14-13 with under 30 seconds left. From midfield, Carney shifted right and jumped toward the crease to score the equalizer. Her late score made Hawryschuk’s game-winner possible.“(Carney’s) a good player because she has that IQ,” Levy said earlier this season. “So she dodges with her head up so she’ll get the assist, but when she scores her goals, it’s because she’s getting herself in the right position.”Remnants of her nine-point game against Virginia — tied for the fourth-most in program history — showed up early on Saturday. And after a lightning delay, when Northwestern had game planned for both Carney and Hawryschuk, fellow freshman Meaghan Tyrrell scored a pair out of the break, and another with eight minutes left.With SU’s top three scorers returning next year, the Orange may find themselves in a similar position again. And Syracuse will have their same top players for a chance at a final four.“We’re not going to be the underdog,” Gait said. “Teams are going to be ready for us. We’re going to develop the ability to finish games and win the big ones.”last_img read more

Dalung to Parley D’Tigers in Houston

first_imgThe basketball team programme has been hampered by poor funding with Umar alleging yesterday that they were still expecting to be paid by the ministry which he also said refused to release money for the Women Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in France.The men team, which won Afrobasket last year in Tunisia to qualify for Rio2016, has held training camps in China and US, making huge mark by beating China (thrice)and Argentina in warm up matches.Umar lamented that the delegation is having challenges with registering some of its staff like video men, specialists in charge of practice, conditioning and nutrition, stressing that Nigeria required no less than 10 coaching staff to excel in Brazil as against the two assistant coaches under the current set up.“We should use our money well to get a result. The Sports Ministry staff are not helping us. Some of them are undermining us which is a huge shame. The minister can’t do the job himself, some people are trying to bring him down,” revealed Umar.While admitting that Nigeria is in a tough group at the Olympics where D’Tigers will confront Brazil, USA and Argentina in Group A, Umar said Nigerians will be proud of the team as they would improve on their outing in London four years ago.“In spite of the difficult environment, our players have achieved a lot and don’t have to make a point in Rio. We are in a tough group, but Nigerians will be proud of is,” Umar said.He also refuted claims that long standing captain Olumide Oyedeji was forced out of the team by player rebellion in America, insisting that was not to the federation knowledge.Oyedeji, who spearheaded the Olympic qualification in London and led the party to Afrobasket victory, announced his retirement few days to Rio 2016, citing family pressure.“What I know is that there is time for everything: time to come and go. Oyedeji has been a great player for Nigeria. At the NBBF, we have been devolving lot of responsibilities for him. We are building him for leadership because the federation has great succession plan. He was at the WOQT in France and was also at the All Star Game,” Umar said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *NBBF denies Oyedeji exit was forcedOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSports Minister Solomon Dalung will hold a crucial meeting with the national basketball team, D’Tigers, in Houston, where Nigeria will play her final warm-up match against USA on August 1.President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Tijani Umar, said yesterday that though the visit was to enable Dalung pass on goodwill message to D’ Tigers, it would enable the players freely discuss with the minister their concern with Nigeria’s preparations for the Games which begin on August 5.last_img read more