“Love Born from pain is the real thing,” is the central lyric and chorus to singer-songwriter Matisyahu’s newest single “Love Born”. Co-written and produced by Matisyahu’s long-time bass player and friend Stu Brooks, the song melds a strong roots-and-dub-Reggae feel with a lyrical narrative that weaves through moments of pain and despair to the strength of pushing through and seeing the love within the struggle.“‘Love Born’ is about accepting pain and learning to transform it. It’s the ability to look back at one’s history and bring close those moments of pain and confusion and work with them in the present to evolve with strength to one’s future,” explains Matisyahu, who takes this same approach on stage focusing on improvisation with his band every night. Life has no cushion, music has no net. This approach requires trust, patience, and a leap of faith that each player will listen to, and absorb what is happening around them, and be able to transform it into a collective whole.Take a listen to “Love Born”:For fans of Stu Brooks, catch him play an all-star Tribute to J Dilla at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival in Brooklyn, NY alongside Borahm Lee, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Nate Edgar, and more, on October 22nd. With musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, Lettuce and more all performing,this event looks to be one of the best! More details here.
Don’t laugh. Here me out on this. It actually may be time to seriously consider that question.The reality is that upstate and downstate New York have been living separate lives for years in terms of priorities.For decades, upstate New York’s quality of life has been protected by a balance of power in state government thanks to a Republican majority in the state Senate, which provided checks and balances to the largely downstate-driven Democratic leadership. That changed in November 2018 with the Senate Democrats taking a 40-seat majority, joining an impenetrable 107-seat Democratic majority in the Assembly and the election of a Democratic governor to a third term.With no Republican majority to serve as a safety valve to stop or at least mitigate some of their extreme, regressive policies, the newly emboldened Democratic majority has passed a litany of measures destined to turn the “Empire State” into the “Empty State.”New York leads the nation in out-migration of residents to other states. More than 189,000 people left the state just last year and 1 million over the past decade. The weather is not why many people left, as our governor has suggested. And it’s not the federal government, as this exodus has been happening for years.It’s the extreme downstate agenda that has driven people and jobs out, making New York one of the highest taxed states in the nation. Our state consistently leads the nation in highest taxes and is on the list as one of the worst places to retire. The ascendancy of the Senate Democratic majority is only making this geographic discrimination against upstate more obvious and pronounced.I, and many of my Republican colleagues in the Senate and Assembly, have been and will continue to be a strong voice to speak up for upstate and our quality of life. But it may be time to try a new approach to the upstate/downstate divide.My colleagues from western New York, Sen. Joseph Robach (R-Rochester) and Assemblyman Stephen Hawley (R-Batavia), are sponsoring legislation for a non-binding referendum to gauge public support for the separation of upstate and downstate New York into two separate states. I never seriously considered this proposal until recently. But it’s becoming clearer each day that something outside the box must be done to protect upstate’s quality of life and get downstate’s attention that we exist and we matter. Should upstate become the 51st state? Maybe it’s time to see what the voters think.Sen. Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) represents the 49th State Senate District, which includes parts of Saratoga, Schenectady and Herkimer counties and all of Fulton and Hamilton counties.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Instead of offering solutions to reverse those alarming statistics, such as lowering taxes, capping state spending and removing obstacles to private-sector job growth, in the past month, the governor and legislative majorities have passed one of the most extreme and radical agendas this or any other state has ever seen.For instance, the governor’s budget proposes to eliminate $60 million in AIM (Aid and Incentives to Municipalities) funding affecting more than 90 percent of towns and villages across the state, especially those cash-strapped municipalities upstate.This is just the beginning of the downstate Democrats’ radical reshaping of our state.This is against the backdrop of the governor’s recent announcement that he wants to give away $3 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives to lure Amazon to New York City.Meanwhile, parts of the 49th Senate District have no broadband or cellular coverage, which is essential for economic development and communications.The governor is in his ninth year of office and I’ve yet to hear a coherent upstate economic plan from his administration.Unfortunately, upstate New York has been an afterthought of the downstate political establishment for a long time. We are like a “flyover state” to them. Categories: Editorial, OpinionShould upstate New York become the 51st state?
Real Madrid and Barcelona will renew the world’s greatest club football rivalry when they meet in a La Liga match at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, 2 March 2019, kick-off at 7:45pm on SS7, Max2 & SelGo4.‘El Clasico’, as the rivalry is known, has provided some absolute classic matches down the years and DStv and GOtv viewers should be treated to another feast of football between ‘Los Blancos’ and the ‘Blaugrana’.The 178th La Liga match between Real and Barca is set to be a key factor in the title race this season: a win for Real will bring them back into the battle for Spain’s top honour, while Barca will feel that a victory at the Bernabeu will remove one of their last major hurdles on the path to glory.Both teams enjoyed victories in the previous round of La Liga: Real claimed a controversial 2-1 away win away at Leganes (thanks to two penalties, one apiece for Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale), while Lionel Messi was in ominous form for Barca as they won 4-2 away to Sevilla.The Argentine master netted a hat-trick at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to move further clear at the top of the Spanish top-flight scoring charts.The teams have clashed in 177 previous La Liga games and there’s little to choose between them: Real have 72 wins compared to 71 for Barcelona, while 34 encounters have ended in draws.Their last La Liga clash was at the Camp Nou in December last year, with Barcelona racking up a 5-1 victory thanks to a hat-trick by Luis Suarez and goals from Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal.The teams will also be more than familiar with each other given that they played two legs of a Copa del Rey tie in the month of February, meaning Real and Barca will have faced each other three times in the space of just under a month.Real Madrid key playersLuka Modric – The reigning World Player of the Year is the man who makes Real Madrid tick in midfield, using his passing and movement to keep the team constantly on the boil. He’ll have his work cut out against Barcelona’s midfield on Saturday night.Vinicius Junior – Regarded very much as a young Cristiano Ronaldo in the making, Brazilian attacker Vinicius is already a favourite of the ‘Los Blancos’ fans. He would make himself even more popular with the Bernabeu faithful if he can inspire a victory over Real’s hated rivals from Catalonia. –Source: DStv Real Madrid v Barcelona – Head-to-head, La LigaMatches played 177Madrid wins 72Barcelona wins 71Draws 34 Last five results (La Liga only, most recent first)Real Madrid – WLWWWBarcelona – WWDDW Barcelona key playersLionel Messi – The Argentine master scored his 50th career hat-trick last weekend and will come into ‘El Clasico’ in great form. He has haunted Real many times over the past decade or so and will look to inspire Barcelona to a potentially decisive La Liga win.Gerard Pique – Barcelona aren’t just about free-flowing football, they also have one of the better defensive records in La Liga this season. To that end, centre-back Gerard Pique will be a key figure as they look to keep a clean sheet at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Last five La Liga meetings28 October 2018 – Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid6 May 2018 – Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid23 December 2017 – Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona23 April 2017 – Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona3 December 2016 – Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
Divers Hyundai Garage, Letterkenny, are holding a 5K road race and ‘Car Push’ on Thursday the 29th May at 7.30pm. There will be an €8 Euro entry fee for the 5k run, with all funds going towards the Relay Fund. The Divers i-Team will be holding a Car push event on the same night.They will attempt to push the i-10 through the same 5k course. Divers Garage are giving away a cash prize of €250 to whoever can guess how long it will take their i-team to push the car this distance.The nearest time guessed without going over, wins the cash and will be announced the following day (Friday 30th May). Feel free to call in and have a guess at the time for only €2, or 3 goes for only €5.Divers Garage would also be grateful if everyone could like and share this post to get word around.Those that like and share will enter a separate draw to win a Hyundai Jacket.They’ve requested that those who like and share the post, to leave a comment on their post, that way it’s easier to track who has entered the like and share competition. DIVERS GARAGE HOST 5K ROAD RACE & ‘CAR PUSH’ FOR RELAY FOR LIFE was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5k raceBusinessCar PushDiver’s GarageFeaturesHyundainewsNoticesSport