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Manic Focus & Buku Are Throwing Down In NYC Tomorrow Night

first_imgJohn “JmaC” McCarten, more famously known as Manic Focus, has found himself in the corner of hip-hop, funk, and electronic soul music. Unbound to any specific genre, the Chicago-based producer’s roots run deep in a diverse array of musical influences, from early classical piano training to a cultivation of hip-hop infused electro-soul bangers.Manic Focus Releases New Beat-Heavy Single ‘Sowing My Zone’ [Listen]Having toured extensively with Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Paper Diamond, Minnesota, and Break Science, Manic Focus will be bringing the heat to New York City’s The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night with none other than Buku. The two recently shared stages for both a New Year’s Eve throw-down and at The Ogden to crowds of over 1,000 dancing happy people. Limited amount of tickets remain, so act now.To last you from now until tomorrow, listen to the All Good Records Radio Mix #2, officially curated by Manic Focus himself. Turn it up!Manic Focus w/ Buku @ The Bowery BallroomMarch 4, 2016Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pmAges 18+Tickets // RSVPlast_img read more

Teen pageant promotes self-confidence, self-esteem and poise

first_imgLocalNews Teen pageant promotes self-confidence, self-esteem and poise by: – January 25, 2012 Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Director of the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company, Raymond Lawrence. Photograph by Josiah St. Jean of Pictastic Photo StudioChief Cultural Officer and Director of the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company Raymond Lawrence has characterized the Teen pageant as one which promotes self confidence, self-esteem and poise of its participants.The 35th annual Teen Pageant was launched on Tuesday evening at the Arawak House of Culture, an initiative of the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company who will this year celebrate their 41st anniversary of existence.Lawrence noted that the pageant affords participants the opportunity to develop their talents and skills. He says the pageant is not merely for entertainment and development of culture but also an educational experience for the participants.“The Teen Pageant has allowed contestants to be trained in walking and modeling, in performance of their talent and skills and also in their public speaking and responding to questions. Quite apart from being a modeling and beauty pageant, it is also an educational experience for all the contestants and we should always remember that it is not so much about the winning or losing but it is about the experience the show affords to the contestants in helping them to develop their self-confidence, their self-esteem and poise.”Lawrence highlighted a few former Miss Teen Pageant winners who also won the Miss Dominica titles.Reigning Miss Teen Dominica – Nicole Rodriguez.Photograph by Josiah St. Jean of Pictastic Photo Studio.“It is interesting to note that there are a number of teen contestants who went on to win the title of Carnival Queen for example, Vanessa Isles, Minerve Lewis, Leandra Lander and Marah Walter all were part of the teen pageant and they went on to win the Miss Dominica title.”According to Lawrence, Miss Monroe College 2011 Samarya Joseph who copped the awards for best talent, Miss Intelligence and best in evening wear was also the Miss Teen Pageant 2006. Miss Joseph out shined eight other contestants when she won the Miss Monroe College title in New York last year. Meanwhile, nine teenagers will participate in the 2012 Miss Teen Pageant competition on Sunday 12th February at Festival City in Pottersville.They are;Shawnelle Walsh representing the Convent High School and sponsored by Guiyave Limited,Mernel Christmas representing the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School,Siedah Charles representing the Orion Academy,Christel Bertrand of the Goodwill Secondary School,Brianna Peltier representing the St. Martin’s Secondary School, sponsored by New India Assurance Company LimitedAlize Charles representing the Portsmouth Secondary School, sponsored by Ross University School of MedicineTamika Balson representing the Dominica Grammar School, sponsored by DOMLECMelina Riviere representing the North East Comprehensive School, sponsored by Dominica Coconut ProductsTahnee Baron representing the Pierre Charles Secondary SchoolPhotographs by Josiah St. Jean of Pictastic Photo Studio [nggallery id = 125] Dominica Vibes News Share 66 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Leicester, City join Eaglets’ Akinkumni Amoo chase

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Nigeria U17 whiz Akinkumni Amoo is attracting interest from across Europe.Leicester City are set to battle European giants Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain for the signature of Amoo.Arsenal and Manchester City have also watched Amoo’s progress at the U17 World Cup.Amoo is tied to local club Sidos FC. Tags: Akinwunmi AmooSidos FClast_img

Konneh On the Defense

first_imgOutgoing Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh has denied accepting his position in government with the intent of taking things away from Liberia to benefit another country.Speaking on a local radio on Monday, March 28, Minister Konneh, who will take a new position at the World Bank in June, emphasized that his intent is to help build Liberia using his expertise. Although he did not accuse anyone of implicating him in corruption or any form of impropriety, Minister Konneh’s comments suggested that there are those who believe that he has accumulated enough wealth and is about to take another lucrative position at the World Bank.Konneh contends that he wants to see policies and development projects that everyone has agreed on, implemented.“I am an ambitious person who likes to see policies and development projects implemented. I did not come to work in government to take away from the country, but to see that development the country needs is carried out,” he said.He said friends and other Liberians from different parts of the country can attest to what he has done in some counties revealing his desire to see the country grow.He added that he has refused to be honored by any group, “because I don’t want to appear flamboyant in the eyes of Liberians,” but rather to make an impact on the country in a simple way.He recounted that he lived in Guinea and the United States during the war, and suffered to excel with the belief that he could positively impact his country one day. He therefore could not be the one to extort money from his country to build another country, said Konneh.He attributed his success in getting an international job to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who encouraged him and other compatriots to serve their country, which according to him, is the basis upon which the World Bank hired him to serve fragile and conflict prone countries.Underscoring some challenges facing the government, Minister Konneh indicated that investments pronounced to the Liberian people are not fully felt because investors do not have a foundation to start on.Explaining further, he said Liberian fighters during the war damaged the infrastructures and looted other things they could take with them.“The railroad from Nimba to Buchanan was destroyed, the hydro dam in Mount Coffee was damaged and looted along with the rest of the electrical system and many other things in this country as you may know. What is the foundation on which the investors will start? They have to start all over from square one, and this is why you see that the US$2 billion investment government talked about is not making much impact on the economy,” he noted.He said Liberia’s economy has been dependent on iron ore and rubber, hit by dwindling prices on world markets, with agriculture given low attention.In order to expand the economic income for the country, he said there is a need to give attention to coffee, once exported from the country.He also pointed out that the absence of cheap electricity in the country hinders manufacturing and industrial activities thereby discouraging the promotion of business.Minister Konneh said it is therefore noteworthy to consider electricity as a major factor in the development and growth of the country.In defense of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration, he said “Although it is not all well in the country, we can say today that much has been done considering where we were yesterday, and more still needs to be done.” “As I take my new position, it is my hope to raise the image of Liberia since I will work with countries among which Liberia is included,” Mr. Konneh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more