first_imgRock and roll legends conferred on the KeyArena in Seattle, WA last night, as Bruce Springsteen brought his The River tour to the Northwest and welcomed Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder during the performance. Springsteen has been on fire throughout the tour, playing his 1980 album The River in its entirety before busting out other big hits from his career.Known for his marathon performances, Springsteen played a full 29 song set, complete with a number of requests from signs in the audience. After a brief intermission, the band announced that Vedder would be joining them on stage. Vedder, a Seattle native, certainly has fun joining the band for “Bobby Jean,” a hit tune from Springsteen’s Born In The USA album.Watch the cover below, thanks to YouTube user TES0864:The full setlist can be seen via setlist.fm:Edit this setlist | More Bruce Springsteen setlistslast_img read more

first_imgThe family of 6-year-old Kaia Rolle shared with the Orlando Sentinel on Monday evening the body camera footage from Rolle’s arrest at her school, Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy.The incident took place in September, and it made national news.Kaia, a first grader at the charter school, had a tantrum earlier in the day where she had kicked and punched three school employees, leading to her arrest on a charge of misdemeanor battery.The video shows Orlando police officers enter a classroom before taking away the 6-year-old who was crying throughout the entire time.Officer Dennis Turner said about the zip ties, before another officer tightened them around her wrists. Kaia immediately began weeping.Although it was clear that Kaia was in extreme distress the officers continued with the arrest while employees at the Orlando charter school stood there.When the officer who arrested Kaia returned to speak with school officials, he downplayed the juvenile detention center, saying it’s “not like you think.”He told them he had arrested 6,000 people in his career — the youngest, to that point, was 7. When school employees told him Kaia was 6, not 8 like he thought, he did not seem concerned.“Now she has broken the record,” he said.Orlando Police Department officials fired Turner. The said Turner violated agency policy on arresting children younger than 12, which requires officers to get a supervisor’s approval — something Turner did not do. However, his decision was not illegal as Florida currently does not have a minimum age for arrest.Meralyn Kirkland, Kaia’s grandmother, told reporters her granddaughter had sleep apnea, which is why she would act out in school. The family says they hope that in releasing the video it will help support a proposal to change that law by making 12 the minimum age for arrest.Kirkland says she worries that her granddaughter will suffer from trauma because of this incident. Kaia was taken to the county Juvenile Assessment Center, where the girl’s mugshot and fingerprints were taken. Employees had to use a step stool for Kaia to capture her mugshot.Kaia is now attending a private school, after refusing to attend a school with an officer on campus, Kirkland said.last_img read more

first_imgThis is Love & Basketball in real life.Actually, they’ve been in love for quite some time now, but now it’s on another level that Oklahoma City Thunder meteoric superstar Russell Westbrook proposed to his former UCLA classmate and fellow b-baller Nina Earl.The announcement was made by the pair on their social media accounts, where Earl sported a blindingly brilliant engagement ring customized by Jason Arasheben.Russell sent this message soaring into cyberspace, as an ode to his girl and homage to Lauryn Hill.“Nothing even matters..” ???????. @ninamari3_ forever my lady! LOVE YOU!!!!The Oklahoma City player met Nina when they went to UCLA, where they both played basketball.Take a look at Earl’s rock up close:last_img read more

first_imgBy Lakhram BhagiratThe A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Councillor, Ron Persaud, wrote to the Mayor and City Councillors of the City of Georgetown seeking permission to set up a used oil refinery within the confines of the City. Mayor Patricia Chase Green read the letter at Wednesday’s Statutory Meeting.“I would like to inform you of setting up a mini used oil refinery. This can produce hydraulic lubricant of 10 barrels per day so we can recycle used oil in the city. I discussed this in part with the Solid Waste Director, Mr Walter Narine, and I would like to, now, formally begin the process,” the letter stated.“There is a facility like this in Tobago just commissioned. We should also be able to get funding through the Low Carbon Development Strategy or Norwegian Region Funds among others. There are also two ways of getting between $100-500 million in revenue by getting central government to implement a used oil disposal fee. The finished product can bring in between $35-50 million as a revenue base per year,” the letter added.Persaud is the representative for Constituency Seven which comprises Bourda-Stabroek Central-Lacytown.Automotive oil recycling involves the recycling of used oils and the creation of new products from the recycled oils, and includes the recycling of motor oil and hydraulic oil. Oil recycling also aids in the preservation of the environment by lessening the likelihood of used oil being dumped on land and in waterways.Used oil re-refining is the process of restoring used oil to new oil by removing chemical impurities, heavy metals and dirt. The used oil is first tested to determine suitability for re-refining, after which it is dehydrated and the water distillate is treated before being released into the environment. Dehydrating also removes the residual light fuel that can be used to power the refinery, and additionally captures ethylene glycol for re-use in recycled antifreeze.last_img read more

first_imgSAN JOSE — With 28 players still in training camp at that point, defenseman Ryan Merkley didn’t have a stall of his own inside the Sharks’ dressing room at SAP Center this weekend. So he was given a chair to sit in right in the middle of the room.On his right were Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Erik Karlsson. On his left were Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns.“It’s pretty cool. Just sitting here, getting dressed with all of the guys, watching them play,” Merkley said Sunday. “Watching …last_img read more