2 Mar

Electric Beethoven Crushes NYC With Four-Hour Performance [Video/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Electric Beethoven brought some serious jams to New York, NY last night (10/26), playing an extended performance for enthusiastic fans at the DROM venue. The four piece group – Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Jay Lane and Clay Welch – were originally scheduled for two nights in NYC, but one of their shows was unfortunately cancelled at the last minute when the Cutting Room booked a Dave Chappelle residency.No matter, because the Electric Beethoven crew instead extended their performance at DROM last night, spending over fours jamming on stage. They had planned to play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and No. 6 at the show, but instead only got through No. 3. That only proves that this band loves to jam!Watch an extended video of Electric Beethoven’s performance at DROM below, courtesy of LazyLightning55a.A full gallery of iamges from the show can be seen below as well, courtesy of Chris Capaci.last_img read more

1 Mar

Harvard upended by B.C.

first_imgHarvard’s men’s hockey team will have to wait another year for a shot at its 11th Beanpot Championship.Overwhelmed and overpowered by No. 14-ranked Boston College (B.C.), the Crimson were throttled, 6-0, in their worst Beanpot loss ever on Monday (Feb. 1).The severity of the loss came as a surprise given Harvard’s recent run. Even though the Crimson had entered Monday’s matchup with a 5-11-3 record, they had a 3-1-1 record in the past five games, including a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Yale (Jan. 12) and a 4-1 blowout on the road against No. 13 Union.After yielding the first goal less than six minutes into the game, Harvard tightened up on defense, holding off the Eagles at bay for the rest of the period.But 18 seconds into the second period, B.C. tacked on its second goal. That score crippled any momentum that Harvard came out with in the second period, and another goal eight minutes later silenced the Crimson for good.“They were clearly the better team tonight. They beat us to all the loose pucks, and they used their speed to force us into taking penalties,” said Crimson head coach Ted Donato. “I don’t think we gave ourselves a chance to win.”“This is obviously a great disappointment to our team,” Crimson captain Alex Biega ’10 said of the loss, “especially on such a great national stage.”The excessive physical play of the Crimson may be the biggest reason for their struggles, since they drew a season-high 17 penalties, for a total of 58 minutes in the penalty box.Harvard, which lost a 4-3 nail-biter to B.C. earlier this season (Dec. 6), has now dropped six straight to the Eagles.“They were solid. We had a couple of runs that might have given us a chance to get back into the game, but give Boston College a lot of credit,” Donato added. “We were never able to get into what we were trying to do, and their speed and skill had a large role in that.”The Crimson will have to regroup quickly, with two Ivy League road contests this weekend against Brown (Feb. 5) and Yale (Feb. 6), before heading back to the TD Banknorth Garden for the Beanpot Consolation game next Monday (Feb. 8) at 5 p.m. against Northeastern. The last time the two teams met in the Beanpot was in 2008, when  Harvard defeated the Huskies, 3-1, to skate into the title game.“We’ve certainly built some positive momentum over the last month,” said Donato. “This is a tough pill to swallow, but I think we’re trying to get back to a point where we come into a Beanpot with a real strong record and have a chance to win.”“I think, for the most part, we’ll get better as time goes on,” said Biega. “We just have to keep working and stick together. We win and lose as a team.”last_img read more

8 Dec

New York State Police respond to fatal crash involving pedestrian near Fred’s Inn

first_imgThis is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates. Police say the incident occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. near Fred’s Inn on state Highway 12 in Norwich. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. NORWICH (WBNG) — New York State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian Monday night.  Authorities say the Chenango County Medical Examiner transported the pedestrian for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing at this time. last_img

6 Oct

Brisbane’s most expensive houses growing faster than all other homes

first_imgSue and Richard Lewandowski at their stunning five bedroom riverfront home in Dutton Park which has just come on the market. Picture: AAP Image/Mark CallejaBRISBANE’S most expensive houses are gaining value most quickly as southern buyers trade up to luxury homes.The highest priced 25 per cent of properties jumped 3.7 per cent over the year to August, the CoreLogic Stratified Hedonic Index found. Those worth above $800,000 rose fastest, lifting 4.1 per cent over the year – a minimum gain of $33,000. That compared to the middle half of the market (up 3.1 per cent) and the cheapest homes that saw values grow just 2 per cent.Luxury units did not fare as well though, falling 4.1 per cent, CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said. GET THE LATEST QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX He said the driving force in Brisbane was at the top end of the market.“The premium end of the Brisbane housing market is priced at the middle and upper middle of the Sydney and Melbourne markets, so relatively speaking there’s some pretty good value here,” he said. “Some people in Sydney and Melbourne could sell their homes, buy a $1.2-1.3m home here and only borrow $400,000 or so.” LIFESTYLE CAPITAL: Brisbane’s most liveable suburbs TAKE A TOUR: State’s best homes of 2017 RENOVATION: Australia’s hottest kitchens this year The top of the market was registering multiple bidders and seeing strong competition now, said agent Judy Goodger of Place New Farm. Statistics like seven out of seven sold under the hammer in Bulimba by a single agency were more commonplace than a year ago. “It’s happening because Brisbane is still so very affordable,” she said. “Brisbane is becoming a destination of choice to live. It’s a great start to Spring.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoAdded features like the outdoor elevator inclinator at this home at9 Borva Street, Dutton Park, are what make it stand out in a rising market. Picture: AAP Image/Mark Calleja.Medical professionals Sue and Richard Lewandowski have just put up for sale their five bedroom riverfront home in Dutton Park, complete with putt-putt golf on the roof, a private pontoon and outdoor elevator inclinator. “Because the house is so big, and it’s four levels, we put in an inclinator to cater for times where we have luggage or when there were people here carrying out work. It also caters for the elderly and the disabled.” “We could have 20 of our friends over upstairs, and the kids could have 20 of their friends downstairs, and we would never know they were there,” Mrs Lewandowski said.Her husband Richard said “what we’ve loved about living in the spectacular riverfront home is that you’re so close to the city, but you can feel 1000 kilometres away.” SOLD YESTERDAY (Tues. Sept 19): 20 Aemilia Avenue, Seven Hills: $1.21M, Up $440K (+57% since 2004)1 Wealth Street, Runcorn: $970K, Up $240K (+32% since 2006)7 Watford Street, Upper Mount Gravatt: $846K (+16.5% since 2015) (Source: Realestate.com.au) * Follow SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebooklast_img read more

26 Aug

Shelly, Donald Sterling on witness list when trial resumes Monday

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When Shelly Sterling took her turn on the stand, she filled the role of dutiful wife as she detailed how she negotiated the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer — and added that Donald had been aware of the entire process.Judge Michael Levanas ruled that Shelly Sterling’s attorneys, Pierce O’Donnell and Laura Zwicker, will not be called to the stand, saying it was “highly disfavored” for opposing counsel to testify except in extreme cases and that he was unswayed by arguments from Donald Sterling’s attorneys.Talking by speakerphone on Friday, Donald Sterling attorney Gary Ruttenberg said the trial had been “railroaded on a bullet train” and that he needed to put Shelly’s attorneys on the stand to make his case about a “Secret Plan B” to defraud his client.Clearly annoyed, Levanas said that both sides agreed beforehand to try the case within three to four weeks.He also denied Ruttenberg’s request to exclude testimony from Drs. Meril Platzer and James Spar, who examined Donald Sterling in May and began the process for him to be removed as trustee. Though Ruttenberg argued again that the testimony violated Donald Sterling’s privacy rights under HIPAA, Levanas said the law does not grant him authority to exclude. Levanas also ruled out from the witness list an unnamed UCLA expert in HIPAA compliance. Shelly Sterling could be called back to the stand next week. There’s a chance her husband, Donald, could as well.The testimony of the two Sterlings seized headlines last week as their probate trial to determine control of the Los Angeles Clippers started July 7 and ran through its first four days. It will resume Monday at 9 a.m.Both were listed on Donald Sterling’s updated witness list, filed Thursday and discussed in a procedural hearing Friday.Contending that his wife did not have the authority to sell the NBA franchise he has owned since 1981, Donald’s combative testimony last week veered from his vow to sue the NBA until he dies to accusations that a doctor who found him mentally incapacitated was drunk during the exam. He also called his wife a “pig” from a seat in the courtroom.center_img Others who might testify include attorney Douglas Walton, who drafted a May 22 letter from Donald Sterling authorizing Shelly to negotiate a sale, and Lawrence Kallett, a friend of Donald who was present following his examination by Platzer.At the end of the hearing, Ballmer’s attorney Adam Streisand stressed to Levanas that an Aug. 15 deadline loomed for his client to close the deal with Shelly Sterling.“It’s a whole bunch of nonsense,” Streisand said outside the courtroom after the hearing. “There’s nothing here but delay, delay, delay.”last_img read more