The Roots To Back John Mayer, D’Angelo, David Byrne & More In NYC For Roots Picnic

first_imgBeloved fusion group The Roots just wrapped up their ninth annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA last weekend, but New York City has always been a home away from home for the band. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the group has announced the first-ever edition of Roots Picnic in NYC, slated for October 1-2 in Bryant Park.The festival will bring an enormous amount of star power, including The Roots, D’Angelo and John Mayer together (as a jam!) for night one, and David Byrne, Wu-Tang Clan and Nile Rodgers on night two, all backed by The Roots! The full lineup features X Ambassadors, Trombone Shorty, Kevin Gates, Swizz Beats and so many more.The show will also be the first ticketed event at Bryant Park, opening the door for many more outdoor concerts at the beloved NYC landmark. This festival keeps things in the family, as almost all of the performers have direct ties to the Roots from years in the business.You can check out the full lineup for the Roots Picnic NYC below, and head to Ticketmaster on June 10th at 10 AM Eastern for tickets.last_img read more

Research finds bigger is not always better in apartment growth

first_imgInner Brisbane apartment sales — 10 years to Sept 2017. Source: Place Advisory Brisbane high-rise apartment sales had the lowest long-term growth over 10 years.NEW apartment sales in inner Brisbane have dropped to 57 per cent below 2014’s peak levels, with latest research finding it’s the little guys who are winning the performance stakes.New analysis of high, mid and low-rise apartments in inner Brisbane found that stricter lending conditions and a shift in buyer trends had hit the biggest developments hardest.And although the high-rise median was much more than the other categories, it was also the worst performer over the past 10 years.The Place Advisory report found high-rise units had the highest median price and “the lowest rate of growth over the last 10 years, recorded at an average rate of 0.9 per cent per annum”.That compares unfavourably with mid-rise’s average annual median price growth of 1.5 per cent and low-rise’s 3.2 per cent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoGreen is low-rise, orange is mid-rise and blue is high-rise. Source: Place AdvisoryThe report said “sales volumes in the most recent September 2017 six month period are 57 per cent less than at the peak (September 2014). During this most recent period, high-rise apartments recorded 655 sales. Mid-rise apartments recorded 393 sales while, low-rise apartments recorded 831 sales.”“Low-rise apartments have recently become the second most expensive apartment type, due to an increased appeal with local purchasers seeking property in smaller community orientated buildings,” the report said.“Apartments in this category have also proven to be the best performers over the last 10 years, while sales volumes are the most consistent.”It found mid-rise apartments had “begun to fall behind in recent periods”, though they saw the second best growth over the past decade.The report blamed “bad press and plenty of supply” for declines in the high-rise apartment market. last_img read more

4 Secrets to Long-Distance Success

first_img Tweet LifestyleRelationships 4 Secrets to Long-Distance Success by: – June 30, 2014 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 120 Views   no discussions The jury’s still out on whether distance makes the heart grow fonder or of it’s out of sight, out of mind, but one thing is clear — it’s not easy to keep a long-distance relationship afloat, and it can sometimes take a little extra TLC to keep the spark alive.Disagree, but Don’t ArgueHear each other’s point of view, and either reach a middle ground or just drop it. Going to bed angry is a bad enough feeling to start with, but couple that with hundreds or thousands of miles between you and you have a recipe for disaster. Keep State of the Union discussions in-person only if you can help it, and get out of the habit of texting entire conversations instead of calling. There’s more room for miscommunication and misunderstands via text, so avoid typing something you’ll regret later and make it a rule not to hash out relationship issues, big or small, over text. Keep It Fresh By keeping it fresh it always seems like it is. send each other cards and texts and gifts and talk four or five times a day; the last being at her bedtime so that there is an ‘I love you’ hanging in the air until the morning call. Renew that puppy love feeling often — keep flirting with each other and doing the little things you did when your relationship was fresh. When you can’t see your significant other, it’s all that much more important to remind them how much they mean to you. So go ahead and be corny — bring on the “just because” gifts, old-school love letters, and cutesy nicknames! Live Your Own LifeJust realize that your partner still has a life that he/she has to live.” His long-distance relationship went sour when his girlfriend planned their wedding…before he had proposed! “Don’t push for marriage immediately just because you miss your partner sooo much”. An ocean between two people has a tendency to add an intensity and urgency to the relationship that might not necessarily exist without the distance. Keep things in perspective, and be patient. It’s important to talk about the future and keep the conversation going about your plans to eventually be in the same zip code, but don’t push for a commitment before you’re ready. And don’t let your relationship consume you and get in the way of your daily life. If you can’t make it through dinner with friends without breaking out your laptop and Skyping your significant other, it might be time to step back and shift your priorities.Marie Clairelast_img read more

NFF loses Executive Committee Member

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria plan Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal Nigeria’s former U-17, U-20 goalkeeper dies at 26 A Member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation and Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, is dead.The NFF Executive Committee member died on Tuesday morning at the age of 50. Okenwa, also the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association, had been diagnosed as having leukaemia, and was said to have been restless throughout the night.He slumped in the early hours before being rushed to a private hospital in Enugu, where he was confirmed dead.A devastated President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, paid glowing tributes to Okenwa, who was part of a meeting of the NFF Executive Committee held via video conferencing penultimate Friday.It was that same day that Okenwa celebrated his 50th birthday.Pinnick said: “This is a huge shock. Each and everyone of us on the NFF Board is in absolute grief. Chidi (Okenwa) was a loyal soldier of Nigeria Football and was a leading member of our intellectual wing. This is a terrible blow. “He was one man you can always rely on to give candid advice. We bounced ideas off him regularly and picked his brain on many issues because of his wide knowledge and decades of experience in football administration. We will sorely miss him.”Brilliant, humble, eloquent, witty, thorough and committed to the development of Nigeria Football at all levels, Hon. Okenwa evinced capacity, zeal and fervour, and gave his all for the good ending of any project or assignment in which he found himself.The remains of Okenwa has been deposited in a mortuary in the city of Enugu and the NFF is in contact with his family with regards to a decision on the date of the final burial rites.Tags: Amaju PinnickChidi Ofo OkenwaNigeria Football Federationlast_img read more

Region 5 RDC failed to resolve impasse

first_imgRegional Councillors on both sides of the house on Thursday last made an attempt to resolve the current impasse which has been affecting Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), thus preventing it from having any meaningful meeting since the year commenced.Councillors during the last statutory meeting at the RDC OfficeThe tension at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) between the two sides is not as hostile as it was earlier in the year but the Council still cannot see eye to eye.At Thursday’s RDC meeting, Councillors admitted that their actions had not been in the best interest of the People of Region Five; and as such, a motion was moved to establish a committee to examine the situation.However, Guyana Times was told that the two sides could not come to an agreement and the RDC was once again adjourned.Acting Regional Chairman Rian PietersThe two sides are at loggerheads over the February meeting. On March 15, 2018, when the Council met, Regional Executive Officer Ovid Morrison walked out of the meeting after he tried to evict a media operative from the RDC meeting but his action was viewed as an illegal act and he failed in his bid.Morrison then staged a walkout and was followed by the coalition Councillors. After more than an hour, the then Regional Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, adjourned the meet and the People’s Progressive Party Councillors also left.After that meeting was adjourned, Morrison returned to the building and appointed a Chairman to continue the meeting.When the Councillors met for the April meeting, the minutes of the March meeting was looked at since the February minutes were already dealt with. Since then, there were no meaningful discussions between the two sides.Acting Regional Chairman, Rian Pieters told media operatives that the meeting which was convened by the REO is being deemed an illegal one.“The APNU Councillors continue to hold onto their position which is for us to examine the March minutes and refused to allow for the February minutes to be examined which are legally the last minutes of the RDC.”The acting Chairman says Councillors have been advised to attend a meeting before the next RDC in an attempt to arrive at a mutual understanding. He also noted that the substantive Chairman has contacted the Communities Ministry on the issue.“I believe that once Councillors make a decision; especially the APNU Councillors and allow good sense to prevail and for us to put the people’s business before their narrow political agenda, I am sure that we will be able to move forward.last_img read more

Newcastle United reject £25million offer from West Ham for key man

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Jamaal Lascelles was an impressive performer for Newcastle United last season IN DEMAND 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ They have already completed deals for four players, centre-back Issa Diop, full-back Ryan Fredericks, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and midfielder Jack Wilshere.West Ham chiefs are currently in talks with Lazio over a club record £40million deal for forward Felipe Anderson and with Borussia Dortmund over their winger Andriy Yarmolenko.But Pellegrini also wants to bring in another central defender, alongside Diop, and West Ham have now set their sights on Lascelles.The 24-year-old was made captain by boss Rafa Benitez two years ago and has been an outstanding performer for the Magpies over the past few seasons. LATEST REVEALED targets center_img targets Latest Transfer News West Ham’s offer for the former Nottingham Forest man is understood to be worth potentially up to £25million.But Benitez is desperate to keep hold of his skipper and Newcastle have rejected the bid.West Ham may yet up their offer but, with Lascelles contracted to Newcastle until 2023, it looks unlikely they will get their man unless he pushes for a move. LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star West Ham United are understood to have had an offer for Jamaal Lascelles rejected by Newcastle United.The Hammers are working on a major overhaul of their squad this summer after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager. RANKED Rafa Benitez does not want to lose Jamaal Lascelles this summer moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more