Spiritual Rez Sing Of Love, Life & Marijuana On New Album “Setting In The West”

first_imgSpiritual Rez have released a new album called Setting In The West. The ten-song effort showcases the band’s musical diversity and relatable lyrics while maintaining the quintessential reggae vibes that they’ve come to be known for.Check out the full album stream here, and follow along with our recap of some of the album’s highlights.Setting In The West kicks off with “Sober”, a slow and plodding tune that showcases the mind of a drunk party-goer who meets the girl of his dreams. The lyrics openly wonder whether this love will last in the morning, once both parties have sobered up, showcasing a reflective attitude that permeates through the EP. “Red Room” is an uplifting tune that features typical, stress-free reggae vibes, advising the listener to “do it right you can’t rewind”. Life is short, and “Red Room” acts as the ultimate reminder to live life to the fullest and happiest. A guest verse by Duddy B of the Dirty Heads rounds things out with a spot-on guest appearance on the track.“Together Always” is a more personal love song, with vocalist Toft Willingham lamenting the stress of going on tour and leaving a jealous significant other at home. The song acts as a reassurance to the jealous lover, discussing the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship while on tour. The lyrics express the strong feelings that the protagonist has for his true love, the girl with a “golden heart” who is waiting for him at home. Vocalist HIRIE adds to the track by playing the role of the lonely girlfriend, providing harmonies and reciprocating the dedication that is on display in the song’s earlier verses.“Square Grouper” is a funky song about finding a large quantity of marijuana in the waters of Florida and profiting from this lucky discovery. For the uninitiated, a “Square Grouper” is a bale of Marijuana that has fallen overboard from a smuggling ship or thrown out of a smuggling plane (the term was coined by the US Coast Guard). In the end, the song tells a tale of wishful thinking, with Willingham singing about taking the risk to search for a “square grouper”, and the hope of becoming a rich man by selling the bounty. While the lyrics are playful, the song tells a vivid tale of desire and fantasy.In the end, this album accomplishes exactly what Spiritual Rez has set out to achieve. Setting In The West is a funky album that tells introspective tales about the search for love, peace, success, and tranquility, all while managing to make these topics fun, relatable, and danceable.last_img read more

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Family home on corner allotment is perfect for luxury living in suburbia

first_img96 Kenna Street, AspleyThis five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at Aspley is all about luxury living.The family home at 96 Kenna St is on an elevated 719sq m corner allotment.The home is positioned perfectly on the land allowing for full use of the front yard, yet providing a multitude of options. Relax and unwind at 96 Kenna Street, AspleyThe corner allotment has outdoor living areas, the entrance to the home and the front yard with a perfect northerly aspect.Having two-street access allows for automated double garaging off De Villiers Place with side access for an additional small vehicle boat, or trailer.Owner Elizabeth Wooderson said she had lived in the double-storey home for about a year and was moving to be closer to her family. 96 Kenna Street, AspleyMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Ms Wooderson, who has two children, said the home would definitely suit another family.“There is the open plan living areas and you can keep an eye on the children from the kitchen,” she said.She said her favourite part of the home was the garden.“I do spend a lot of time out there,” she said.“We play cricket and enjoy the trees and the birds and the front patio is a great entertaining area.” One of the bedrooms at 96 Kenna Street, AspleyThe upper level of the home, fully repainted and carpeted, is perfect for relaxation and sleeping. The main bedroom is spacious, with a modern ensuite, walk-in robe and custom made Plantation shutters, split system airconditioning and new carpet.The lower level features a bathroom, the tiled fifth bedroom or study/home office, and direct access to the double garage. 96 Kenna Street, AspleyRay White Bridgeman Downs selling agent Sonya Treloar said the property was walking distance to public transport and 14km from the Brisbane CBD.Parks and schools are nearby.last_img read more

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French scheme tenders €60m fixed income mandate using IPE Quest

first_imgA French pension fund is seeking a manager for a €60m fixed income mandate, using IPE Quest.The pension fund behind search QN2091 said it aimed to invest €60m in global, developed-market, inflation-linked bonds.It said the core, actively managed strategy would be benchmarked against the Barclays Global Inflation-Linked Bond index, with a maximum tracking error of 5%.The fund said it would prefer for the assets to be held in a UCITS fund, fully hedged into euros, with no less than a 10% exposure to non-investment-grade assets. Applicants should have at least €500m in assets in similar mandates, and €1bn in assets under management across the company.Asset managers should also have at least a five-year track record.Applicants have until 5 August to submit proposals, stating performance net of fees to the end of June.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday August 19th 2011

first_img 44 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday August 19th 2011 by: – August 19, 2011center_img Share Share Dominica’s whales to be featured in BBC1 documentaryDominica’s whales are being featured in a BBC1 documentary entitled Ocean Giants. The documentary is being aired as a three part series, the first of which was aired on August 14, 2011. Episode 2 entitled Deep Thinkers will be aired at 9 pm on August 21; while Episode 3, Voices of the Sea will be shown at 9 pm on BBC1. The documentary was filmed by two of the world’s top underwater cameramen, Doug Allen – Planet Earth’s polar specialist; and Didier Noirot – Cousteau’s frontline cameraman. The feature on Dominica’s whales was filmed in September 2010 off the coast of Dominica with whale expert Shane Gero and local guides Andrew Armour and Pernell Francis.Dominican student places 2nd in FCCA Essay Contest North East Comprehensive School student Medina Tyson is the second place winner in the senior division of the 2011 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Essay Contest. The theme of the contest was: “What does sustainable tourism mean to your destination?” The FCCA Essay competition is held annually and seeks to promote and stimulate awareness among Caribbean students while serving as a medium for creativity. This year’s essay contest attracted entries from approximately 19 nations including St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dominica’s participation in this year’s competition was coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority with support from the Ministries of Tourism and Education. As the second place winner in her age group, Medina will be awarded a cash scholarship of US $1,500 and the North East Comprehensive School will receive a monetary award of US $1,500.Dominica participates in meeting to discuss common tourism policy for the OECSThe Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) represented Dominica at the 2nd workshop to review plans for the development of a common tourism policy for OECS Member States. The meeting was held at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua & Barbuda from August 17 – 18, 2011. Ms. Kathleen Cuffy, Head of Product Development at DDA and Mr. Daniel Reid, Chief Technical Officer(Ag) of the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, participated the meeting which was well attended by all OECS Member States. The first meeting was held in March 2011 where priority areas for the common tourism policy were identified which includes transportation, tourism awareness, product development, customs and immigration procedures, environmental and cultural sustainability and sustainable financing. Technical assistance for the workshop was provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat. The common tourism policy for OECS Member States is expected to be finalized by August 31, 2011.Dominica to participate in the Tourism Youth Congress organized by the Caribbean Tourism OrganizationThe winner of the local Tourism Youth Congress, Kitwanie Carbon of the Convent High School will represent Dominica at the Tourism Youth Congress organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The Youth Congress takes place in St. Martin on September 17, and forms part of CTO’s annual State of the Industry conference. The Youth Congress is structured to mirror a CTO Board of Directors meeting. Its main aim is to stimulate greater awareness and excitement about tourism among young people by allowing them to research varius topics pertaining to the industry and to share their ideas and vision for the future of Caribbean tourism. Students will be given 3 minutes to express their views on one of three topics and will have 1 minute to respond to a mystery topic. Kitwanie will travel to St. Martin accompanied by a chaperone on September 15. While in St. Martin she will attend CTO’s State of the Industry conference and participate in other educational activities. The Minister for Tourisma and Director of Tourism are also expected to attend the conference.Dominica listed among World’s 10 Ethical DestinationsDominica was listed as one of top 10 ethical destinations in the world. “The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations’’ is released annually by Ethical Traveler, a project of the Earth Island Institute based in California. The list is compiled to encourage travelers to visit countries that do right by their citizens. Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Latvia, Lithuania, Palau, Poland, and Uruguay were also listed for their commitment over the past year to environmental protection, social welfare, and human rights. Ethical Traveler determines the list with the help of volunteer researchers and journalists. Together they evaluate countries’ ethical practices based on a variety of indices and scores from organizations, including UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. Dominica was recognized for leadership in environmental protection, as the island received Green Globe certification for sustainable ecotourism in 2010.Dominica participates in understudy of trail in the United KingdomStaff of the Discover Dominica Authority, Waitukubuli National Trail Project Management Unit, and the Forestry Division will understudy the management of the Pennine Way Trail in the United Kingdom from August 22- 26, 2011. This trail was selected since the WNT was developed using a similar structure as that on the Pennine Way. The trail study will feature management of a world heritage site, erosion control, safety and mountain rescue, accommodation and ancillary facilities, trail events and policy.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img read more

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Campbellville man slapped with gun possession charge

first_imgLaurence Ellis of Lot 157 Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown was remanded to prison on Friday by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a gun possession charge.Ellis denied the charge which stated that on May 9, 2018, he had in his possession a .38 pistol without being the holder of a firearm licence.The court heard that on the day in question at about 20:00h, Police were on mobile patrol duties in the Campbellville area when they stopped the father of one and a search was carried out on his person. He was at the time on a pedal cycle.During the search, Ellis reportedly took the firearm from his crotch and threw it into a clump of bushes on the parapet.The gun was subsequently retrieved by the Police. The magazine of same was extracted and six live rounds of ammunition were also found. The 32-year-old man was told of the offence and was taken into Police custody where he gave a written caution statement.In his caution statement, he reportedly said he bought the gun for $60,000 almost two weeks ago after he was threatened by someone named “Joshua” who resides in the same area.Bail was refused, and the matter was adjourned to May 25.last_img read more

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