first_imgThis week, The Motet kicked off their fall tour with Dopapod. Tonight, ahead of their show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, the group will head to Madison Square Garden, where they’ll play a special halftime performance during tonight’s basketball game. Before the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets play each other as part of the Subway Series, Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky will open the game by singing the National Anthem. The full band will then perform a special, funk-fueled halftime show later in the evening.Members Of The Motet, TAB, & More Tribute Jamiroquai At Brooklyn Comes Alive [Audio/Videos]The Knicks/Nets game will be televised on the MSGNetwork (and you can watch online at MSG Go). Folks in the New York area can also catch The Motet’s show with Dopapod at Irving Plaza tonight, with more information about the show and tickets available here. Today also marks the release of a brand-new single from the Colorado-based funk act—a new tune called “Get It Right”. You can take a listen for yourself below! [Photo: Emily Butler]last_img read more


first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, is on the market for $470,000.“Rising markets are good places to buy. Plateau markets are the ones where sales volumes have settled down but there is still potential for price growth. Decline and danger markets are the ones to avoid.”Half of the Brisbane suburbs with growth trajectories were either in Brisbane North (the middle market north of the river) or the nearby Moreton Bay Region.Five suburbs had growing sales activity in Brisbane’s north, including the likes of Bracken Ridge, “where quarterly sales have been 79-89-91-95 in the past year”. Thirteen were seeing steady and consistent sales demand. Hotspotting head Terry Ryder flagged five “danger” markets in Brisbane – where prices were in decline, sales activity had dropped sharply and vacancies were marked as high. Just one of those five – Fig Tree Pocket – was for houses, while the other four Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill all concerned unit market activity.The “decline” markets category showed “locations where the previous price growth will cease and in some cases prices may fall”. MORE: Dream retreat comes with helipad 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, has attracted first home buyers, with potential for the house to be lifted to legal height – the downstairs is currently used as casual space, storage and garage.Siana and John Wicks were among homeowners looking to capitalise, putting their house at 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, on the market for $470,000 – which is less than the Greater Brisbane median.“Once we put a price on it, buyers starting coming through … We’ve been here eight years. We bought it off John’s parents who had it since 1992, so basically John has lived here all his life almost,” Mrs Wicks said. “We hope to have sold it by Christmas.”“We have bought (a 3,000sq m block) at Elimbah near Caboolture, we’re building a house. We do love this area but just to get the space we need we do have to move out a bit. We wouldn’t really be moving otherwise.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The prospects were so good for Brisbane’s north, it was the only part of the Queensland capital with “no declining or danger markets”, the index report said.“The Brisbane North precinct is the most active part of the Brisbane market, which is poised for stronger growth.”Alderley, Algester, Annerley, Arana Hills, Banyo, Bardon, Birkdale, Bracken Ridge, Kedron, Murrumba Downs, Norman Park, Ormiston, Paddington, Petrie, Rochedale, Sandstone Point, Stafford Heights, Taringa, Tarragindi and Warner were declared star performers for houses.Rising market were ones “where sales activity is increasing, which is generally a precursor to prices increasing”, a Hotspotting spokeswoman told The Courier-Mail. Among homes for sale in Stafford Heights is this five bedder at 21 Chaplin Street.“We felt there needed to be a stage between “plateau” markets (those where sales activity has passed its peak but settled at solid levels below the peak) and “danger” markets (those where sales activity has dropped sharply, prices are falling and vacancies are high).”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“The “decline” markets are those which have passed their peaks, but sales levels have not plateaued – they have continued to decline markedly, with demand falling steadily.”Real estate agent Narelle Lorensen of Place Nundah said Brisbane’s northside was a growth area with demand across multiple suburbs. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36 How single dad built 16-property portfolio Brisbane home values could new high in months “There are a lot of active buyers in the market and not really enough listings to service them all in Brisbane’s northside,” she said.“Brisbane is certainly very good value. It’s a wonder we’re not seeing a lot more investors given the value is so good compared to southern states. Our rentals have picked up in value. In previous years rent had been quite low but there has been some recovery in rental value, now that sales picking up again that might even out.”She said places like Bracken Ridge were high growth areas, attracting a lot of first homebuyers especially because of the affordability of houses there. 118 Pope Street, Tarragindi, on the market looking for offers over $1.275m.Good annual price growth had already begun in some parts of the precinct, including Northgate (up 16 per cent), Geebung (up 7 per cent) and Nudgee (up 8 per cent), while Moreton Bay region was seeing values jump in Scarborough (up 9 per cent) and Woody Point (up 11 per cent).The much maligned apartment sector was also seeing some good growth out of seven suburbs, including bluechips like Queensland’s most expensive suburb Teneriffe, and millionaire zone Paddington. Alderley, Annerley, Kedron, Norman Park and university suburb Taringa were all star unit risers. Siana and John Wicks with Tana 7, Leo 6 and Malley 2 at their Bracken Ridge home which is on the market for $470,000. Picture: Peter Wallis.Twenty suburbs have been named Brisbane’s growth stars with values set to rise off a surge in housing demand – and seven also performed strongly for the apartment sector, the latest industry survey has found.The Spring Price Predictor Index – released by analysis firm Hotspotting today, saw Brisbane’s North named one of the top 10 growth zones in the country, alongside the Sunshine Coast, Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bendigo in Victoria and Belconnen in Canberra.last_img read more


first_imgThough it’s both of West Genesee’s basketball teams that are defending Section III Class AA titles when the playoffs hit full gear early next week, it’s the boys Wildcats in the best position to prevail again.And the Wildcats were further buoyed by earning the outright Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division regular-season title, helped by its own play and events elsewhere.WG took care of Cicero-North Syracuse last Tuesday, roaring to an 87-53 victory that was a stark contrast to the tense 64-61 win the Wildcats had over the Northstars less than a month earlier. Up 41-21 by halftime, WG had a complete team effort, reflected by the fact that all 13 players on the roster finished with at least one field goal, a rare achievement.Adam Dudzinski took the lead, earning 18 points, while Kam Jones had 14 points. Will Amica got 10 points as John Benson had eight points. Sam Gallager, Dan Bennetti and Max Dennington had seven points apiece.As that went on, Baldwinsville fell to Corcoran 66-64 on a last-second basket from De’Jour Reaves. This meant that if the Wildcats beat Fayetteville-Manlius on Saturday, it would clinch the league championship. With that on the line, plus F-M’s own playoff fate, WG jumped all over the Hornets and grabbed a 26-12 lead by the end of the first quarter and was up 46-27 by halftime.Though the Hornets made up some ground late, the Wildcats still prevailed 76-68 as its win streak grew to 12 and, at 17-3 overall, it would await Wednesday’s release of the sectional playoff bracket.By contrast, West Genesee’s girls team remains just a step below the top two sides of Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse, neither of whom it beat during the regular season.But the Wildcats got quite close to the Northstars last Tuesday night in a tough battle that C-NS pulled out, 60-52, largely because it had Jessica Cook on the floor and WG could not contain her.For three periods, it went back and forth, the Wildcats far more effective against the Northstars’ defense than it went it lost to them 46-32 in January.Down by just a point, 51-50, going to the fourth quarter, WG ultimately fell back because Cook kept making baskets, not letting up until she had amassed 36 points.That was nearly twice the total of the Wildcats’ Meredith James, whose 19 points included five 3-pointers. Catie Cunningham put in 17 points, with Molly Coyne adding nine points.On Saturday, WG traveled to Fayetteville-Manlius, whom it beat 56-54 in a Jan. 10 thriller. This one was not as close, and again the Wildcats prevailed, 56-46, to end its regular season at 14-6 overall.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: basketballWest Geneseelast_img read more


first_imgBassey Nelson dominated from start to finish to claim N200,000 at The Lagos City Criterium 2017. Nelson who races for the Sharks Racing Club from Port Harcourt ahead of Sadiq Ajibade and Precious Godwin of United Pro Team and Cyclotron team respectively.“I’ve been working hard for this and as Nigerian champion I came into this knowing there’s a chance I was going to win this,” said a confident Nelson to pressmen.Nelson continued:“I’ve still got two competitions to compete in before the end of the year and I’m going to keep working hard to finish the season very strong.”In the women’s professional race, Ese Ukpeseraye of the Cyclotron team finished first with Tombrakpa Grikpa and Joan Okoro finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.The juniors who raced earlier in the year were also rewarded by the organisers, Sustainable Cycling Foundation (SCF) for their efforts with Odebiyi Azeez and Awuri Oveh taking top honours for the boys and girl’s categories respectively.SCF chairman Faiz Imam was impressed with the level of the competition and said: “Our plans are to make sure these kids are exposed to more events. We are proud of their efforts here and will keep encouraging them to attain their dreams.”Over N1.5m was awarded in prize money monies and plans are already underway to move the Criterium to other parts of Nigeria soon.The Lagos City Criterium was supported by Access bank, 9mobile, Cocoon Homes, Craneburg Construction & Castrol/Eterna.RelatedThe Lagos City Criterium 2017November 10, 2017In “Nigeria”HANDBALL: HFN President Commends Athletes For Record-Breaking Performance As National U18 and U21 Championships Closes (AUDIO)March 25, 2019In “Sports”Nigeria’s Long Distance King Aims To Dismantle East Africa’s Dominance in 2019 (AUDIO)December 24, 2018In “Athletics”last_img read more


first_imgAnd if the maneuver were done far enough from Earth—millions of kilometers, in most cases—it likely wouldn’t take much effort. That’s because a small push from far away would greatly change the angle of an incoming space rock’s path. Tan notes that each case would be different, depending on the trajectory of the target asteroid, and says that modifications might be necessary if the asteroid gets off track.“I think it’s a grand gesture,” says astronomer Sherry Fieber-Beyer, who was not involved in the study. But the director of the University of North Dakota’s space studies observatory in Grand Forks adds that although it’s a neat idea, “You can make anything look great on paper.”She says that although the trajectories of many near-Earth asteroids are relatively well known, their composition is not. Metal and other dense materials react differently than lighter rocks, making it critical to understand the makeup of any potential targets. “If it’s made out of solid iron, you won’t be able to slow that sucker down,” Fieber-Beyer says. And what might appear at a distance to be an asteroid could actually be nothing more than packed rubble.According to Feiber-Beyer and physicist Ingo Mueller-Wodarg, who studies planetary atmospheres at Imperial College London, another potential problem is that asteroids are not perfect spheres. An object with an odd shape could wobble unpredictably in orbit. “The risk would lie in the asteroid having an irregular shape and hence experiencing torque, beginning to spin and hence go out of control,” Mueller-Wodarg says. “When we do aerobraking with satellites, we carefully fire small rockets to keep [them] on course and compensate for any such wobble.”But the biggest risk, Mueller-Wodarg and Fieber-Beyer say, would be causing an asteroid to crash into Earth, possibly causing widespread death and destruction. Tan disputes that charge, noting the paper looked only at asteroids smaller than 30 meters in diameter, which would vaporize as soon as they hit the lower atmosphere. He acknowledges that extra care would be needed if an asteroid were made of a denser material like iron, which might not burn up completely.Tan’s team doesn’t have any particular clients in mind, but he says that companies such as Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources have plans to eventually capture and mine asteroids. They’ll have plenty to choose from, Tan says—more than 1000 near-Earth asteroids fit his team’s size requirements.Of course, the idea of purposely steering anything larger into Earth’s orbit might have some detractors—just ask the dinosaurs. Asteroid miners could use Earth’s atmosphere to catch space rocks Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Email Forget deflecting asteroids from hitting Earth—some engineers are drawing up a strategy to steer asteroids toward us, so our atmosphere can act as a giant catching mitt for resource-rich space rocks. What might sound like a crazy idea is actually quite business savvy, according to Minghu Tan, a Ph.D. student at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom who co-authored the new study. That’s because such near-Earth asteroids can host supplies, such as water and precious metals, that could support future human missions to space. But other scientists are skeptical that the concept will ever get off the ground.The study involves aerobraking, or using the drag created by Earth’s atmosphere to slow down the path of an incoming object. Aerobraking isn’t new—every incoming spacecraft to Earth uses it to slow itself down before landing, and probes to other planets, such as the European Space Agency’s Venus Express and ExoMars missions, have also used the technique.In the new paper, Tan and colleagues propose using aerobraking to slow small asteroids enough that they don’t just shoot straight past Earth, but stay in orbit, where they could be mined for platinum or water. Those resources could then be taken to space stations to supply future missions or operations. Water, they write, could even be split into hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. 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What could possibly go wrong? Bonekimages/Alamy Stock Photo last_img read more