“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.
SHARE TWEET By: Mary Isenhour, Chief of Staff October 28, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Education, Free The Six-Pack, Liquor Reform, Memo The 2016 fall legislative session has ended, capping Governor Wolf’s first two years in office. Working with Republicans and Democrats alike, the governor has achieved significant progress on issues that have confronted the commonwealth for years, and in some cases, decades including historic education funding increases at all levels, a fair funding formula, expanding access to health care, fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic, modernizing the sale of liquor and beer, and legalizing medical marijuana.During the fall session alone, Governor Wolf worked with leaders and members of both parties and in both chambers to pass significant legislation. Here’s four of his major accomplishments:Combatting the opioid and heroin crisisIn late September, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to outline a set of shared, specific legislative goals that would help tackle the opioid and heroin crisis. Together with Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate, Governor Wolf made a commitment to prioritize helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease.During the fall session, we made real progress in helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease. The governor and legislators made significant achievements toward fighting this epidemic by passing five major bills that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.Modernizing the sale of beer and liquorIn his first two years, Governor Wolf has worked hard with Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly to modernize the sale of liquor, wine, and beer in Pennsylvania in order to bring the commonwealth’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century.During the fall session, the governor worked with lawmakers to approve the sale of six-packs of beer at distributors throughout the commonwealth. This legislation further enhances the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction to the residents of Pennsylvania.Legalizing ride-sharing across the CommonwealthGovernor Wolf worked with both parties in the legislature to finally pass a long-term solution for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate everywhere in Pennsylvania.This legislation not only permanently legalizes ride-sharing, but it will also send two-thirds of the revenue derived from ride sharing in the city of Philadelphia to the Philadelphia School District to help the district continue to strengthen its financial footing. This funding is on top of the additional $97 million Governor Wolf worked to secure Philadelphia schools in his first two budgets.Since taking office, Governor Wolf has secured historic increases in his first two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges.Making critical reforms to Unemployment InsuranceThe governor and lawmakers from both parties also came together to pass a necessary and critical reform bill that will provide nearly 50,000 additional people with access to unemployment insurance.This agreement brought together both Republicans and Democrats, as well as advocates in the business community and organized labor, to ensure that we help the unemployed while they try to find work. This was also accomplished in a fiscally responsible manner ensuring we are good stewards of taxpayer dollars.——These accomplishments built on Governor Wolf’s successful first two years, and while we continue to move Pennsylvania forward, there is more work to do. Governor Wolf looks forward to continuing to work with legislative leaders and members from both parties to make Pennsylvania stronger. Governor Wolf’s Four Major Accomplishments of the Fall Session SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
– Tournament to kick-off December 15 in LindenHAVING partnered with Top Brandz under their Corona Beer product, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will on December 15 at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden, kick-off their inaugural ‘Super 16 Year-End Classic’, featuring 16 teams.The knockout-formatted tournament was launched on Saturday at the GFF’s Headquarters, Section ‘K’ Campbellville where it was also announced that Jamaican Dancehall Artiste ‘Popcaan’ will be on show after the finals on January 1, at the Guyana National Stadium.The participating teams are: Ann’s Grove, Buxton United, Camptown, Cougars, Den Amstel, Fruta Conquerors, Grove Hi-Tech, Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Guyana Police Force (GPF), Indigenous All-Stars, Milerock, New Amsterdam (NA) United, Pouderoyen, Victoria Kings, Western Tigers and Winners Connection.The winning team will go home with $2M, second place $1M while third and fourth placed teams is expected to pocket $500,000 and $250,000 respectively.According to the GFF’s president Wayne Forde, the tournament marks the start of a regularisation process for ‘Year-End’ football in Guyana, while the Federation seeks to regulate football played in the country.Looking at the tournament which starts next Friday in Linden, Forde said he was happy to partner with Top Brandz Distributors, since they share a common interest, which is to see the growth of Football in Guyana.Top Brandz Distributors’ Marketing Manager, Marvin Wray, noted that “this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship that will last for years. We believe in the GFF and the Guyanese culture.”Wray told the gathering of media and officials of the participating teams that his company is looking forward to their relationship with the GFF and that together, they can truly take the game forward.