Celebrating 34 Years Of Beastie Boys’ ‘Licensed To Ill’ [Audio/Videos]

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that the Beastie Boys‘ debut album, Licensed to Ill, is celebrating its 34th anniversary today. On this day back in 1986, three Jewish white boys from Manhattan Island and its surrounding boroughs would turn the hip-hop world—and the entire music industry, for that matter—right on their respective heads.With the origination of hip-hop less than a decade earlier in the boogie-down Bronx via legends like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa, the “Golden Age” of the genre came around the mid-80’s with acts such as EPMD, Erik B. & Rakim, Run D.M.C., Boogie Down Productions (which featured KRS-One), A Tribe Called Quest, and the likes. Hip-hop was, for all intents and purposes, strictly African-American up to this point; it was basically unheard of for any white rappers to step up to the mic, rock it, and gain the much sought after street cred.Related: The Album That Changed My Life: Beastie Boys’ ‘Ill Communication’MCA, Mike D., and Ad-Rock—collectively known as the Beastie Boys—dropped a bomb on the music industry with Licensed to Ill on November 15th, 1986. Produced by Rick Rubin, with Russell Simmons and Def Jam Recording behind them, the Beastie Boys brought hip-hop to the forefront, with an album that took Billboard‘s Number One spot from….take a wild guess….Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet (yup). It wasn’t just about “Livin’ On A Prayer” anymore; now, it was a bit more about “Rhymin’ & Stealin’”.Tracks like “No Sleep ’til Brooklyn”, “Paul Revere”, “Girls”, “Brass Monkey”, and “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” became anthems that broke down a lot of racial barriers in the music industry and around the nation, in general, on a mass level. Not only were the cats in the hood getting down to what the B-Boys were serving up, but your average white suburbanite teen was, all of a sudden, spitting rhymes like they were the 4th Beastie Boy.However you want to look at it, Licensed to Ill was, and still is, a monumental album in hip-hop history. The Beastie Boys went on to become one of the most celebrated groups in the genre, all while maintaining their own artistic integrity and evolving as both musicians and human beings throughout their career.Today, we celebrate the album that flipped the script. Listen to the full album and watch some of the music videos from the LP below:Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill – Full AlbumBeastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” [Music Video]Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) [Music Video]Beastie Boys – “Paul Revere” [Music Video][Originally published 11/15/16]last_img read more

Orioles Minor League Report 4-19

first_imgPlease follow and like us: AAA-Norfolk    offAA-Bowie  (7-6)  6   at   Richmond   1Austin Hays    1-4, HR, 3 RBIErick Salcado  2-4, RBIKeegan Akin  W, 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 7 KHigh-A   Wilmington   15   at   Frederick  (6-9)   4Randall Gassaway   2-3, RBIPreston Palmiero   3-5, RBIRyan McKenna   2-5, 2 runs scoredLow-A   Lakewood  4  at  Delmarva  (11-3)   3Zach Jarrett   3-4Mason McCoy  2-3last_img

Galway United Drawn At Home In Second Round Of EA Sports Cup

first_imgThe games will be played the week commencing the 17th of April. The draw for round two of the EA Sports Cup has been made with Galway United drawn to face Derry City at Eamon Deacy Park. The other game in Galway’s Pool is Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps who have been drawn at home to Sligo Rovers. The Draw in Full is…Pool OneLimerick v Cork CityWaterford United v Cobh RamblersPool TwoGalway United v Derry CityFinn Harps v Sligo RoversPool ThreeSt Patrick’s Athletic v Bray WanderersDundalk v UCDPool FourShamrock Rovers v BohemiansShelbourne v Longford Townprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Busy Fortnight Ahead For Galway Sports Fans

first_imgThat is not counting Galway United’s FAI Cup First round game on Saturday next as they make the journey to Wexford to take on North End United at 6pm and one of the biggest Athletics events in the country with the Streets of Galway 8k also taking place on Saturday evening next around the city starting at 7pm. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email It is going to be a busy fortnight for Galway GAA Supporters with teams involved in All-Ireland Quarters, Semis and Finals between now and Sunday week. Next Wednesday night at 7.30 at the Gaelic Grounds, Tony Ward’s Under 21 Hurlers face Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi-Final with Cork awaiting the winners while on Saturday; Donal O’Faharta’s Galway minor Footballers face Meath in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at 3pm followed by the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final between Kevin Walsh’s Galway and Dublin at 5. Then Sunday sees Stephen Glennon’s Galway Senior Ladies face Mayo in the All-Ireland Quarter Final with the venue and time to be confirmed. On to the Following weekend and we have the All-Ireland Senior and Intermediate Camogie Semi-Finals and Sunday 19th of August, The All-Ireland Minor and Senior Hurling Finals with Galway and Kilkenny in the Minor Final at 1.30 followed by the Senior Decider between Galway and Limerick and half three.last_img read more

Poch rants about cows and trains ahead of Spurs’ Inter test in ‘Cantona moment’

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has been speaking a load of udder nonsense – and seen his bizarre rant compared to Eric Cantona’s infamous ‘seagulls’ speech.The Spurs boss, 46, looked to be spouting a load of bull as he talked of cows and trains in an eyebrow-raising press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Inter Milan clash.5 Mauricio Pochettino went off on a bizarre rant ahead of Inter vs TottenhamCredit: EPAThe Premier League side are currently training at the San Siro ahead of the Champions League fixture.And when quizzed on dealing with the pressures of playing in club football’s biggest test, Poch – who appeared to get lost in the moo-ment – said: “It’s like a cow that every single day during ten years, sees the train crossing in the front at the same time.”And if you ask the cow what time is the train going to come, it’s not going have the right answer.”In football it’s the same.”Mauricio Pochettino defends Harry Kane’s form and why he has decided to rest Trippier and Alderweireld for Inter Milan clash5 Tottenham are currently training for their clash against Inter MilanCredit: AFP5 Mauricio Pochettino seemed to be speaking about the importance of experienceCredit: EPACantona’s ‘seagulls’ speech has gone down in Premier League legend.Speaking after winning his appeal against a two-week prison sentence for karate kicking a Crystal Palace fan, the enigmatic Frenchman said: “When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”Comparing the two great philosophers of football, one social media user wrote: “Poch has just had his Cantona ‘seagulls’ moment!”Another, in response to Pochettino’s words, posted: “He’s having an Eric Cantona moment.”Champions League preview: Inter Milan v Spurs at the San Siro5 Eric Cantona’s unforgettable ‘seagulls’ speech has gone down in Premier League historyCredit: Rex Features5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesExclusiveKEEP IT IN THE FAMILYMan Utd line up shock swoop for Kasper Schmeichel to replace De GeaPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaPochettino continued: “Experience, yes, of course experience [matters]. But hunger, motivation, circumstance, everything, is so important.”Many things in football are so important. We use too much talk of, ‘the experience is going to help next season’.”Yes of course, if you show the same hunger, the same own motivation, if you fight in the same way.“Many things have to be in the same way. If not, only with experience, you don’t win games.”last_img read more

Fisher, Belicek Named Southland Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgSouthland Conference Weekly Baseball Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior left-hander Trevor Belicek has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week and Southeastern Louisiana sophomore catcher Jameson Fisher has been named the Southland Hitter of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Fisher recorded a pair of three-hit games last week as the Lions fell to Tulane in a midweek game before picking up a conference series win against McNeese State. The sophomore from Zachary, La. (Zachary H.S.), walked more times that he struck up, helping him to an on-base percentage of .619 for the four games. Fisher hit an impressive .533 (8-for-15) and recorded three hits while driving in three runs in Southeastern’s 13-3 win over the Cowboys. In four games, Fisher tallied two doubles, five runs scored, four runs batted in and four walks. Honorable mention for hitter of the week goes Sam Houston State sophomore shortstop Corey Toups, Central Arkansas senior outfielder Doug Votolato, Stephen F. Austin freshman second baseman Conner Fikes and Nicholls sophomore infielder Seth Stevens. Honorable mention for pitcher of the week goes to Abilene Christian senior left-hander Brady Rodriguez, Central Arkansas senior right-hander Bryce Biggerstaff, Nicholls senior right-hander Brandon Jackson and Sam Houston State senior right-hander Tyler Eppler. Belicek posted his best outing of the season in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday against Lamar. The junior from Uvalde, Texas (Uvalde H.S.), struck out a career-high 12 batter in nine innings of work in the Islanders’ 2-1 10-inning win. Belicek recorded five 1-2-3 innings and did not allow a runner to get past first base, giving up only two singles and two walks. With his 12 strikeouts, Belicek ranks second in the Southland in league games with 52 on the season, just one shy of first. Belicek lowered his season earned run average to 3.81. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

Jackson County Men Arrested in Macon County Drug Bust

first_imgThursday June 29, 2017 Arrests made of two suspects for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin.Macon County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit received a source of information earlier in the day about possible drug activity. The source included information about suspects possibly bringing drugs back to WNC after a quick trip to the Atlanta Ga. area. Macon deputies located a vehicle on US 441 at approximately 11:50 pm last night and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle which was occupied by four individuals. One suspect was found to be in possession of multiple baggies and prescription pills. After a search of the vehicle two bags of trash were located in the trunk of the vehicle. While searching the two bags of trash, deputies located 15.2 grams of methamphetamine and 16.0 grams of heroin wrapped in paper towels and duct tape. Investigators believe that this concealment was done in an effort to disguise the presence and odor of the drugs and to discourage any officer from conducting a search of what most people would think is just typical household garbage.Also located in the vehicle were multiple plastic baggies, set of digital scales and a metal spoon. Bobby Cucumber and Aaron Alexander both of Jackson County were charged with multiple drug related charges and both had bonds set by Magistrate Justin Stamey at $400,000 each. Both suspects remain in custody at the Macon County Detention Center.Sheriff Robert Holland states, “The combined effort of multiple agencies helped guarantee this shipment of drugs would not be sold in our county or surrounding counties and would not have the possibility of destroying any lives as we see far too often. The efforts of these officers who followed up with their information are to be commended for their hard work daily. All of us understand there is much more work to be done. Nothing exciting about digging through someone’s trash but this case shows the commitment of these officers to rid the “trash” that is contributing to the destruction in our community and communities everywhere. Unfortunately that sometimes means even going through people’s trash.”last_img read more

South African academic gets top science award

first_imgProf Jill Farrant with the gold medal that came with her Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award. (Image: University of Cape Town) MEDIA CONTACTS • University of Cape Town   Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology   +27 21 650 3270RELATED ARTICLES • SA scientist joins top MIT class • Top award for local invasion biologist • SA varsity leads way in geosciences • Space science thriving in South Africa • Fostering SA’s young scientists Wilma den HartighSouth African researcher Jill Farrant has been honoured as one of five exceptional women scientists in the 2012 L’Oréal-Unesco Awards in Life Sciences.Farrant was selected from hundreds of nominations, becoming the African/Arab laureate for her research into drought-tolerant plants.She is a leading scientist in the field of plant responses to drought stress and her achievement highlights the many contributions of South Africa’s scientific community to international research.A worldwide network of nearly 1 000 scientists nominates the candidates for each year’s awards. The five laureates, each from a different global region, are then selected by an independent international panel, headed by Prof Günter Blobel, who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1999.Farrant’s work to develop plants that can survive in drought conditions is important as countries, governments and industries continue to look for ways to deal with the impacts of climate change.If scientists have a better understanding of drought tolerance in plants, they could identify genes that could be used to improve the same characteristics in crops.Farrant is the research chair of plant molecular physiology at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT).“The research is topical today in the face of food scarcity in Africa and the impending effects of climate change,” she says.Discovering the resurrection plantThe beginnings of Farrant’s interest in developing drought-tolerant plants started when she discovered what is known as a resurrection plant on her family farm in Limpopo. The plant seemed dead, but the next day, after a rainstorm, the young Farrant noticed that it had revived.She was only nine years old at the time and she still has a diary entry to verify the find.Resurrection plants can tolerate extreme water loss – up to 95% – without dying. They belong to a group of plants called lycopods and have the ability to use cellular mechanisms to come back to life after periods of extreme dryness.“They are ideal models to understand how plants cope with extreme droughts and from this I have learnt to understand the protection mechanisms required to survive such stress,” she says.Of the 300 angiosperm (flowering plants) species worldwide that exhibit vegetative drought tolerance, 90% occur only in Southern Africa.It wasn’t until Farrant was a postdoctoral researcher in 1994 that she decided to make resurrection plants the focus of her research.Farrant had long forgotten about the plant she discovered many years ago, but then she read an article about resurrection plants published in 1971, a year after she noted the phenomenon for the first time.Don Gaff, an Australian researcher who wrote the article, came to Africa to conduct experiments by watering numerous plant species in the field to observe if they resurrected or not.“I went back to the farm and found the very plants I had noted as a child and started testing the phenomenon,” she says. “I started the research that could help us explain why they are able to withstand such drought.”Developing robust plantsFarrant’s goal is to find a solution to food security in Africa. Her main focus is working on crops that are staple food items in Africa, such as maize, as this plant is the most advanced in terms of being drought tolerant.“The plants I work on have the ability to resist water loss at the start of a drought, but they can no longer do this when the drought is extended, and thus die,” she says.Farrant is looking for ways to overcome this challenge by developing plants that are able to at first resist water loss and then tolerate it without dying.She intends to produce a crop that can survive at least three months without rain.While these plants at first might not have great yields in terms of seed, the aim is to produce enough to feed a subsistence farmer and his family, with some seed left over to plant again the following season.Without additional funding, Farrant believes she may be up to ten years away from developing drought-tolerant crops. With funding, it could take as little as five years.Other awardsThe L’Oréal-Unesco Award is the latest in a series of honours for Farrant. She is also the first woman in life sciences at UCT to receive an A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF).The NRF makes use of six rating categories to assess the standing of applicants amongst their peers.She is a past recipient of the Harry Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Fellowship Award and won the Distinguished Woman in Science award from the Department of Science and Technology in 2010.In 2007 she was awarded the position of research chair of plant physiology and molecular biology. She currently serves as the President of the South African Association of Botanists.Farrant also wants to set up an annual award to encourage future science research in South Africa. She plans to spend some of her $100 000 (R807 000) prize money to establish the award.The L’Oréal-Unesco Awards ceremony will take place on 22 March at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris.Slideshow image courtesy of www.fm.co.zalast_img read more

HTC One M8s with Snapdragon 615, 13MP Duo camera launched

first_imgWhile we are still to test the full potential of the One M9, HTC has come out and revamped its One M8 smartphone by launching the One M8s, showing there’s still some juice left in its 2014 flagship. The One M8s is essentially a tweaked version of the very-popular M8 smartphone that is exclusive to Europe for now.There is no word yet from HTC regarding the global availability of the One M8s.Let’s take a brief look at the specification sheet of the One M8s. The HTC One M8s retains the original design aesthetics of the original One M8, it looks exactly the same. HTC has also retained the same display specifics: a 5-inch full HD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution.HTC has tweaked the processor on this one. The One M8s is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The original One M8 comes with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU.The HTC One M8s comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card.   It runs Android Lollipop out-of-the-box with Sense 6 and drops the ultrapixel camera technology found in the original One M8. Instead, the One M8s sports a 13MP rear Duo camera along with a 5MP front-facing camera.Connectivity options include: NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, DLNA and 4G LTE. It is backed by a slightly larger 2840 mAh battery.last_img read more

Forget what the experts say…How do YOU stay productive?

first_imgI’m obsessed with productivity.There. I said it.I have a hard time relaxing. It takes a concerted effort for me to do anything that doesn’t have some palpable goal or reward at the end that is somehow linked to my career goals.I also know this because I’m obsessed with reading the torrent of ‘How to be the Most Productive Person in the Entire Universe’ posts that seem to be taking over the internet in recent months. Honestly, I’m content with how productive I am. Still, I find myself reading these posts on a daily basis, thirsting for some insight into productivity habits that I MUST be missing. But at this point, I’ve had enough.You know what the secret to productivity is? It’s that there is no secret. We each need to find what works for us and go with it. This, of course, means trying different things and seeing how our productivity habits are affected. Some will work, others won’t. But don’t get discouraged. You’ll ultimately find what works for you.Here are a few things that did and absolutely, positively did not work for me:The Good:ExerciseEven just 20 minutes of pushups and situps have a really positive effect on my productivity. Sitting in a chair for a long enough period of time will make anyone’s mind wander, legs go numb, and vision start to blur. If it’s nice out, I’ll go on a quick bike ride around the block. If it’s cold, I’ll do some pushups and situps. I find that when I’m finished, I feel more energized and focused than I would have felt had I made yet another cup of coffee.To-do listsBefore I go to bed each night, I make a list of all that needs to be accomplished in the next day. These tasks vary. There are tedious, smaller tasks (such as responding to emails, doing laundry, or picking up supplies for a certain project) and there are minor tasks and assignments that relate to a larger, long-term goal.Self-imposed deadlinesI love deadlines. I love deadlines so much that I even make deadlines for self-imposed projects that nobody in the world, other than myself, would even know if I missed. On top of that, I make due dates for certain elements of the project within the larger timetable. Maybe I’m just OCD (which I can be), but even if the only beneficiary is myself, I get a lot of satisfaction out of meeting a self-imposed deadline. Of course, a lot of this has to do with the fact that these tend to be projects that I’m excited about…which makes the work feel like play.The Bad:Waking up earlyBe that as it may, I could inject coffee into my veins for hours and still not accomplish a thing before 9am. I’ve tried waking up at 6am for extended periods of time in order to exercise, work on a side project, read the news, or spend time writing. Guess what happened every time? I sat there, drinking my coffee, doing my best unintentional zombie impression, and wishing that I was still in bed. I dedicated myself to it, but ultimately gave it up. Why? Because I wasn’t productive then, and was less productive for the rest of the day due to exhaustion. I’m keeping my alarm set for 8am, thank you very much.Turning off your cell phone…Especially before bed!Research has found that using your phone within 30 minutes of going to bed can affect your sleep and productivity the next day. This may be true. The problem is that everything I’m involved with is somehow tied to email and/or social media. If something happens on social media, it needs to be handled in a short period of time. If an opportunity is offered via email, it might require a timely response.At this point, ⅔ of Americans have smart phones. That being said, people generally expect a timely response to emails, text messages, phone calls, or whatever it might be. Maybe this puts us all a little bit more on edge, but let’s face it, that’s how business functions nowadays…my business, at least. So for me, this one is non-negotiable.‘Take a Nap at Work’Sure, maybe you can nap if you’re working from home, but napping at an office job? Please. Research also shows that you have a 5% chance of keeping your job if you’re found sleeping at any point, anywhere between the hours of 9 to 5.So with all of that, I say forget what the research says! All of us function differently at different points in the day. Some like to-do lists, others don’t. Some wake up early, some are vampires. The important thing is to find out what works for you, stick to it, and be the best freelancer you can be!So, freelancers, how do YOU stay productive?last_img read more