Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer and King Crimson Has Passed Away

first_imgThe unfortunate passings of the music industry’s finest continue to stun as 2016 comes to a close. Yesterday, Greg Lake passed away. According to his manager Stewart Young in a Facebook post, “Yesterday, December 7th, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart forever, as he has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief.”At 69 years old, he was best known as the singer and bassist for King Crimson before becoming the bassist, guitarist, singer and lyricist for Emerson, Lake & Palmer. He was a staple member of both groups and remains a legend of progressive rock and roll. With Keith Emerson’s death earlier this year, 2016 has truly been a terrible year for fans of the famed trio.In memory of Greg Lake, let’s honor some of his greatest moments in music history:Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer performing “Lucky Man” at the California Jam in 1974:Emerson, Lake & Palmer perform “Fanfare For The Common Man” live in Montreal in 1977. This footage is from the “Works: Orchestral Tour”. Shot on August 26, 1977 at Montreal’s famed Olympic Stadium.Greg Lake In The Court Of The Crimson King Live 2005:“I Believe In Father Christmas” is a song by Greg Lake. Although it is often categorized as a Christmas song this was not Lake’s intention. Lake wrote the song in protest at the commercialization of Christmas.King Crimson – EPITAPH live In The Court of the Crimson King Steve Hackett & Greg Lake & WettonOur thoughts and prayers are with Lake’s friends and family.last_img read more

9/11 haunts national conscience

first_imgTwelve years after the World Trade Center tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States’ foreign policy remains affected by the attack’s lingering effects and “oversensitivity to terrorism,” according to experts. Michael Desch, Notre Dame political science professor and fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace, said the Sept. 11 attack was catalytic and disproportionate in its political impact. “One of the real consequences you see is the willingness of the American public to do things in the name of preventing another 9/11 that they would otherwise not agree to, including two long wars overseas and some pretty significant restrictions of our civil liberties at home,” Desch said.  The American public perceives the possibility of a repeated attack as much greater than it truly is, Desch said. “I think the magnitude of the threat of international terrorism historically is very low, a lot lower than the probability of dying in a car crash or from domestic gun violence or other things like that,” he said. “And yet, we tend to remain fixated on the possibility of another terrorist attack in a way that’s out of sync with the real danger it presents to us.” Daniel Lindley, a Notre Dame political science associate professor and a fellow with the Kroc Institute, said he sees two major ways the memory of Sept.11 still affects today’s politics. “First of all, we see it in the general sensitivity to terrorism. We still spend a lot of money trying to combat terrorism, in particular through intelligence programs,” Lindley said.  “Second, you see a huge amount of war wariness in America. The opposition to a Syrian strike right now is unbelievably huge on Capitol Hill, and that’s partly because of the wars we were involved in after 9/11.” Lindley said the United States’ response to the attack in 2001 had major consequences, including becoming involved in two wars, hurting relations with some armed members of the Muslim world and “getting bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan.”  Marc Belanger, chair of the Saint Mary’s Department of Political Science, said American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan damaged relations with some of the United States’ allies and created problems for foreign policy with respect to the Middle East.  “The tendency of the United States to expect others to accept our definition of the War on Terrorism, especially in the wake of the Iraq War, in particular, undermined the reputation of the United States globally, especially in the Arab world,” Belanger said. “You can see that right now with the nation dealing with a response to Syria and the use of chemical weapons.” Belanger said he often wonders whether or not it is really possible to fight a war on terrorism.  “You can fight a war on Al Qaeda, but can you fight against a political method?” Belanger said. “It is such an imprecise, slippery concept – a misnomer which has led to a lot of confusion.” Desch and Lindley said the public’s tendency to overreact to any suggestion of terrorism has adversely affected today’s international relations policies.   “I think the general proclivity has been to overreact, and I think it’s a function of the fact that 9/11 involved an event that was unexpected and surprising and certainly horrific in its consequences,” Desch said. “But not more horrific than other wars or other things that kill people or cause grievous injury.  “Inasmuch as we overreact, the ghost of Osama bin Laden is smiling because a key objective of terrorism is symbolic, and the symbolic force of a terrorist attack is magnified when a target overreacts.” Lindley said any act of terrorism, from 9/11 to the Boston Marathon attack, “wakes people up,” but not overreacting is crucial. “It’s of course prudent to take reasonable steps against terrorism, as with any national security threat,” he said. “However, … we have to put things in historical perspective and be confident that the United States will survive almost any crisis.” Belanger said attacks on the twin towers did impact the way the United States “faced the enemy.” “For a time, there was this sense that with facing an enemy like this we have to take our gloves off and are going to have ‘to go over to the dark side’ like Cheney famously said,” Belanger said.  Belanger said this notion undermined the legitimacy of the United States when it comes to human rights concerns. “Certain methods used under the Bush administration made it harder for us to speak from a moral high ground as a country and made it harder for us to challenge human rights abuses in other places in the world,” he said. Belanger said when a country of the United States’ prominence violates its own standards, the nation becomes vulnerable. “9/11 took us down some different paths,” he said. “Some of the different methods we have used are in clear violation of human rights and that makes us vulnerable as a nation. I would not necessarily say this makes us vulnerable to foreign attack, but rather makes us vulnerable to losing our reputation as a nation with diplomatic good will.” Desch said he would advise a “keep calm and carry on” approach to terrorism. “For us, terrorism has been a source of panic,” he said. “The contrast between a sensible, reasoned assessment with prudent steps versus what we’ve done is quite striking.”last_img read more

Digital marketing: Make mobile your priority

first_imgConsumers use social media today more than ever before. With Facebook exceeding 1.86 billion users monthly, it’s hard to ignore the power of social media.People are busier than ever, so it’s crucial to interact with consumers through the channels they prefer. Not only is it important to be active on these social media platforms, it’s imperative to know how to market to this audience.Maybe you aren’t sure where to start. Check-out these top tips for social media marketing.Mobile is everythingRemember that statistic about how many people are active on Facebook each month? In December 2016, 1.74 billion were mobile users (up 21% from the previous year).Smartphone users in the U.S. spend more than 87 hours per month on their phones—that’s nearly three hours each day. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Anti-gay marriage ad complaints thrown out

first_imgONE News 19 May 2013The advertising watchdog has thrown out complaints made against anti-gay marriage advertisements published by Family First.The advertisements titled “21 great reasons to keep marriage as is” and “If you vote to change ‘marriage’ we will vote to change you” were published in the lead up to the passing of a bill legalising gay marriage last month.A complainant said the material was offensive, inflammatory and “largely incorrect and was filled with biases”.But the Advertising Standards Authority threw out the complaint saying the advertisements allowed for points of view and robust expression.Another complaint against Family First’s “My Marriage Pledge” newspaper advertisements was also rejected.“Once again, we see evidence of people who are demanding tolerance and diversity showing very little of it,” said National Director of Family First New Zealand Bob McCoskrie.“The ASA was completely correct to send the complaints to the paper shredder.” read more

Hull City beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-0…in Connect 4!

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement isNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsjl9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9q7o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8z8fWould you ever consider trying this?😱g8kCan your students do this? 🌚bd4lRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus has spread into Europe, negatively impacting football activity in the continent. English Premier League and all lower division leagues postponed. Bundesliga cancelled. UEFA Champions League suspended. However, Hull City and Bayern Leverkusen were still able to go head to head, and the former clinched a dominating 4-0 win, But how? A Connect 4 game on Twitter!Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyAfter the top flight German league dropped all of its matches for the coming week, Bayer Leverkusen initiated a Connect 4 game with Hull City via tweets. The supporters of both clubs stormed in to see them take each other on in an online friendly, and the battle soon went viral all over the micro blogging website.After a 9 hour long battle of calculated moves and strategic comebacks, it was the Tigers who were finally the crowned victorious over their German adversaries, winning 4-0. Over 30000 Twitterati were following the online battle, and the final post got well over 20000 likes and 4000 retweets.Advertisement “A closely fought contest which we enjoyed from start to finish. 🙌 Thank you for playing, @bayer04_en. All the best for the rest of the season! 🧡#HULB04 | #hcafc | #theTigers” City payed their gratitude to the German side for the virtual match.“🗣 The gaffer has arrived to speak to the press following tonight’s win…’I’m absolutely delighted with the result. We’ve got to give credit to Bayer Leverkusen who defended so well throughout, but our boys dug in deep and got the result the result they deserved.’ 💪” Hull City’s Twitter handle followed up with another hilarious depiction of how their manager Grant McCann had reacted to the Twitter battle.Connect 4 is a board game played between two players, with the objective is to form a straight line of 4 connecting pieces horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The game was designed by Howard Wexler and Ned Strongin, and it was published by American board game manufacturer Milton Bradley Company in 1974.Hull City are 21st in the EFL Championship table with 41 points, just one position ahead of the relegation zone. Bayer are currently 5th in the Bundesliga with 47 points.With the current suspension over on-field matches, it will be interesting to see what the football clubs come up with on social media.Also read-English Premier League faces suspension as Coronavirus woes hit England Advertisementlast_img read more

Female Burglar Charged in Three Two River Towns

first_imgA HIGHLANDS WOMAN was arrested last week and charged in three area towns for a string of vehicle break-ins and theft in those communities.Kimberly A. Campo, 27, Bay Avenue, Highlands, faces charges in Rumson, Little Silver and Shrewsbury for the burglaries and theft of items she allegedly discovered in the vehicles, according to representatives of the three police departments.Shrewsbury Police charged Campo with nine counts of burglary to automobiles, theft and credit card theft, according to Det. Sgt. Robert Turner. The Municipal Court judge set her bail at $15,000.Campo allegedly took items, mostly personal electronics such as GPS systems, iPods and the like, totaling approximately $826, Turner said.Rumson Police Chief Richard Tobias said Campo was charged with multiple offenses arising from a vehicle burglary occurring on in the early morning of March 15. Among the charges Campo faces here is burglary, three counts of forgery and two counts of credit card theft, with her bail set at an additional $12,500, Tobias said.In Little Silver, she was arrested and charged with five counts of burglary and three counts of theft from vehicle burglaries reported on Sunnycrest Court and Silverwhite Road area, according to Chief Daniel Shaffery. Her bail here was set at $15,000.Campo’s arrest occurred following a joint investigation among the three departments, department members said.Rumson police transported Campo to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, in lieu of bail, where she remains as of Tuesday.last_img read more