Third World continues to rock after 45 years

first_imgOne of Jamaica’s more enduring popular band Third World celebrated their 45th year in the entertainment industry at what some fans termed “an extraordinary performance” on Saturday, December 29 at the Liguanea Golf Academy in New Kingston, Jamaica.Build as “Third World and Friends” the show exuded professionalism, creativity and the high quality of Jamaica’s musical cultureObviously, the promoters of the show placed significant emphasis on pleasing Third World fans with a superb production, including the design of the stage The stage featured doors on either side and during the show the MC’s,  Jamaican radio personalities Nikki Z and Rodney Campbell, welcome the performers by opening the doors to welcome the musical friends on stage.But the focus was on Third World, who after 45 years from their first performance at the Ranny Williams Center on Hope Road in 1973 seemed not to have missed a beat. The band thrilled the audience with perennial hits like Try Jah Love, Committed, Always Around, 96 Degrees in the Shade, Sense of Purpose, Now That We’ve Found Love. The original recordings of most of these hits featured the late Bunny Rugs, but popular Jamaican singer AJ Brown was an ample replacement at the show.The ‘Friends’ of Third World appearing in the show included  Naomi Cowan; rising Stars winning trio One Third; Sevana, Billy Mystic, and another perennial favorite for Jamaicans, King Yellowman, who was dressed as a soldier. Yellowman immediately sent the audience roaring with his hits including I’m Getting Married, Blueberry Hill and Zungguzungguguzungguzeng. Additional welcomed friends included Big Youth, Queen Ifrica, Tessanne Chin, Toots Hibbert, Luciano, Freddie McGregor, and Wayne Marshall, and Shaggy. However, the best friend of all, and a surprise to the fan, was the appearance through one of the stage doors of Damion “Junior Gong” Marley who also thrilled the audience with hits like Welcome to Jamrock, and a new hit called Medication in reference to the virtues of marijuana.last_img read more

Black Spikers beat Burkina Faso

first_imgThe national women’s volleyball team, the Black Spikers, started the first phase of the 2014 World Cup with brilliant tactical skills to beat host country, Burkina Faso by three straight sets in their first match Wednesday.The president of the Ghana Volleyball Association, Mr Paul Atchoe, said the national volleyball team would be granted participation in the sub-zone stage if they are able to beat Cote d’Ivoire in the next match.According to him, the performance of the women’s team against Burkina Faso was very promising anad there is no doubt that the trophy would be bestowed on the national volleyball team at the end of the World Cup competition.The national volleyball team left Accra last Monday to participate in the first phase of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.last_img

Lakers rumors: Los Angeles didn’t make having cap space for third star a priority in Anthony Davis trade

first_img NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Lakers ‘aggressively’ looking to acquire second-round picks Lakers rumors: Los Angeles eyeing third max contract player, looking to shed salary NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks among 6 teams interested in Bobby Portis Here’s @ramonashelburne explaining more about this whole execution date fiasco. pic.twitter.com/0bE8NIaWTg— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) June 20, 2019Shelburne reported:”This is all so unnecessary, too. The way this trade was constructed, this should have been first and foremost on their minds as they were talking to the Pelicans. … If this was really their plan, they want to have a third star, this should have been central to their conversations with the Pelicans. My understanding is, it was not. It went all the way down the road and it has been described to me as the Lakers called back after everything had been discussed about this.”The Lakers also never asked Davis to waive his trade kicker, which would have given them an extra $4.1 million to spend this summer, according to a report from Bleacher Report. Related News Los Angeles is now shopping the contracts of reserves Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga to other teams in the hopes of clearing more cap space after the Davis deal, according to ESPN. Those three players, who combined to average 10.2 points per game last season in limited playing time, are set to earn around $5 million in 2019-20.Los Angeles has been linked to Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving, among others. But, if the team makes no more moves, it’s only expected to have around $23 million available this offseason and will not be able to offer a max contract. The Lakers reportedly acquired Anthony Davis last weekend in one of the biggest trades in NBA history. But, they may have regrets about some of the aspects of the deal.  Los Angeles could have less cap space to pursue a third star to pair with Davis and LeBron James because of the way it handled the transaction, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne said during an appearance Wednesday on “The Jump.” The Lakers reportedly have interest in Bobby Portis, Marcus Morris and Al Horford, as well. They’re also “aggressively pursuing the purchase of second-round picks,” according to ESPN.The Pelicans sent Davis to Los Angeles in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 selection in 2019.last_img read more