Fans Rush The Stage At Infected Mushroom 1/16

first_imgBrooklyn Bowl has had some pretty crazy shows in its day. The relatively small venue has had some larger than life acts grace its stage, and top notch bands have left fans waiting down the block. Of all the memorable moments that have taken place inside that special bowling alley, nothing may have been as crazy as Infected Mushroom’s DJ Set on Wednesday night.The weather was crazy and it was the middle of the week, so no one really knew how many people would turn out for international electronic duo Infected Mushroom, who stopped by The Bowl for a quick DJ set in the middle of their huge tour featuring a giant live set up with 3D mapping and giant spheres. For this set up, it was just Eisen and Duvdev, posted up behind a booth, dropping Infected Mushroom favorites while keeping a rave-like atmosphere flowing for over two hours. The lack of any stage show almost worked to the group’s advantage – instead of standing and watching, the near capacity crowd went absolutely nuts throughout the entire set.How nuts? Throughout the show, several fans tried to jump on stage to dance by the booth – each person generally shoved off the stage the moment they gained their balance. All this even seemed normal as Eisen and Dudev kept crowd surfing and taking photos with the audience mid-set.  But then something wild happened – out of seemingly nowhere, fans just started jumping on stage, one after the other, until the stage was almost completely full with people dancing their asses off, hugging the DJs, and grabbing pictures. It was truly a sight to behold – the huge mob of people at one point had the DJ booth completely surrounded – you couldn’t see in, and they couldn’t see out. There were so many people that it took security some time to get everyone off, at which point it was decided that the DJs should take a break before coming out for an encore.Besides the brief mayhem on stage, Infected Mushroom fans know how to party – the dance floor was full with hardcore fans waiting on every beat, singing a long, and jumping around like crazy. Infected Mushroom’s set was top notch, proving they don’t need a live band or a massive stage set up to impress. Their deep catalogue of awesome songs and great ear for music allow them to mix together such unique and awesome sets. The set itself was definitely heavy, featuring a lot of dubstep, based on the style of their latest album, Army of Mushrooms – but they also dropped many of the psytrance beats that made them famous. Their sound is so unique, as they have crossed through so many genres in their 15+ year career, that their sets really are one of a kind.Keep an eye out for our interview with Infected Mushroom, coming next week. The guys dropped juicy details on unannounced summer festivals, upcoming collaborations with some huge names, and their future touring plans, so you won’t want to miss it.last_img read more

Read More →

Housing

first_imgMCAS New River has two housing areas, Peter Field Point and McCutcheon Manor.Applications for assignment to Marine Corps family housing (DD form 1746) should be completed and directed to the Family Housing Office on Tarawa Terrace, Building TT-43.Waiting times for government quarters vary from one to 18 months.The maintenance department is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at 877-509-2424 anytime regarding maintenance issues.For additional information, call 910-451-2895 or write to the Family Housing Division, Building TT-43, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543.Bachelor Officer and Enlisted Quarters Quarters are available for single or unaccompanied officers and single or unaccompanied enlisted service members in the ranks E-6 and above. Call 910-449-6621 for more information. All service members E-5 and below must check in with their units or their duty officer. They will be directed to the Joint Reception Center, where they will have their orders stamped and will then be directed to their unit barracks. The JRC can be reached at 910-449-6554.last_img read more

Read More →

Fair or unfair? Facial cues influence how social exclusion is judged

first_imgLinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterest Sharecenter_img Whether uninvolved observers view social exclusion as morally justified or not can be very important for the victim as a possible intervention depends on that judgment. Making such a moral judgment, however, is often difficult and time consuming, which is why observers revert to relatively superficial indicators for guidance. One such indicator is the face of the excluded person.In several studies, the team of psychologists from the University of Basel presented different male faces to a total of 480 participants. The facial characteristics had previously been altered using a recently developed method for facial manipulation. The portraits were manipulated to appear warm or cold and competent or incompetent. The participants looked at each portrait for two seconds before spontaneously deciding how acceptable they thought it was for a group to exclude this person.More protection for warm and incompetent looking peopleIn all studies, participants found it more acceptable to socially exclude people whose faces looked cold and incompetent. However, exclusion was found least acceptable when those excluded looked warm and incompetent. A possible explanation for this could be that these people are often perceived as especially in need of protection and therefore excluding them from a group would be particularly cruel, says lead researcher Dr. Selma Rudert from the Center of Social Psychology at the University of Basel.Earlier studies have shown that humans have very clear-cut ideas of what a warm or cold person looks like. However, there is no evidence for any relation between facial features and personality traits. In other words: Although appearances are deceptive, individuals let them guide their judgment. The perceived warmth and competence in a person’s face play an especially important role in this judgment.Objectivity would be important“Our results suggest that the first impression a person makes can also influence moral judgments that would actually call for objectivity”, explains Rudert. These impressions can have far-reaching consequences for how people behave in social exclusion situations: “It is conceivable that a cold and incompetent looking victim of exclusion would get less support or, in the worst case, bystanders may even actively join the ostracizing group – all based on one glance at the face of the victim.” People are often excluded from social groups. As researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland report in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whether uninvolved observers find this acceptable or not may depend on the facial appearances of those excluded. The exclusion of cold and incompetent looking people is more likely to be accepted.Social exclusion – be it at school, work or among friends – is usually a painful experience for those affected. This behavior also often has a considerable effect on third-party observers: Bullying and ostracism with the aim to hurt the victims are seen as particularly unfair and morally unacceptable. However, in some cases, social exclusion is also perceived as justified. Groups are, for example, more likely to ostracize people who cause trouble or arguments in order to restore the harmony in their group.Quick moral judgment Emaillast_img read more

Read More →

Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Ighalo and QPR are again linked with Blues duo

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…Watford’s Odion Ighalo is the latest striker to be linked with Chelsea.The Daily Mirror say the Blues are monitoring Ighalo, 26, along with Arsenal and a number of other supposedly interested clubs.AdChoices广告The Mirror also say Chelsea defender Papy Djilbodji could join German side Werder Bremen on loan.Meanwhile, QPR have made loan offers for Chelsea duo Patrick Bamford and Charly Musonda, the Evening Standard say.Bamford is wanted by a number of Championship clubsBayer Leverkusen, Lille and Rayo Vallecano are also said to have made enquiries about Belgium Under-21 midfielder Musonda, while Bamford has been linked with a move to Loftus Road since a recent loan spell at Crystal Palace was cut short.The Daily Star claim Chelsea are interested in Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, while The Sun claim Chelsea fear they could lose Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Thibaut Courtois because of the possibility of the club missing out on the Champions League.Hazard has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris St-GermainA ‘Blues source’ is quoted as saying: “Yes, they’re tied into deals but those contracts won’t stop rivals moving in at the end of the season.“And they won’t stop our players considering their futures either. Contracts don’t count for a lot these days.”And the Northern Echo reports that Middlesbrough are considering making a fresh bid for Ross McCormack after having an initial offer for the Fulham striker rejected. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Read More →

Why isn’t Donald Trump throwing out the first pitch at the World Series?

first_imgOther political figures who have attended the 2019 World Series, according to The Washington Post, include Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.MORE: Nationals owner on Trump visit: ‘He has every right to come’Donald Trump is at the World Series but won’t throw the first pitchTrump has thus far steered clear of major U.S. sporting events during his presidency while also voicing often-negative opinions on social media about athletes and coaches. Notably, he did not attend a Stanley Cup Final game in 2018 when the NHL’s Capitals won the championship.He has also been embroiled in controversies regarding title-winning teams, sometimes inviting squads to the White House for fast-food dinners and sometimes having his invites declined by clubs critical of his policies and rhetoric, particularly when it comes to racial issues.It is fitting, then, that Trump’s expected Game 5 appearance at Nationals Park comes with controversy. Trump said it was his choice to not throw the first pitch, and MLB commisioner Rob Manfred said the same. But the person who is throwing out the first pitch, Jose  Andres, has been a vocal critic of Trump. In particular, Andres has lambasted Trump’s approach to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, saying Trump “should be ashamed of himself.””We actually had a conversation with him about first pitches,” Manfred told reporters. “His view was that in order to make the fan experience as positive as possible, he would arrive at Game 5 sometime after the game began so it wouldn’t interfere with fans getting into the stadium. Quite frankly, we were very grateful for that. We thought it was a great decision on the president’s part.”Even with Andres throwing out the first pitch instead of Trump, the Nationals have not been overtly adversarial toward the president.”It’s a special event,” said Mark Lerner, the Nats’ managing principal owner, to the Post. “He should be at it.”Will Donald Trump be booed at the World Series?It remains to be seen whether the Nationals will give Trump airtime on the scoreboard, but if he is recognized inside the ballpark in any manner, a significant portion of the crowd will boo him.General political polarization is one factor. Even more relevant are Trump’s 41 percent approval rating nationwide, according to an Economist analysis, and D.C.’s liberal-leaning local electorate. In the 2016 election, Trump won just 4 percent of the District’s vote.It’s likely, then, that large portions of Nationals Park will be anti-Trump.Who is throwing the first pitch for Game 5?D.C. restaurant owner and humanitarian Jose Andres will throw out the first pitch at Game 5 of the World Series. The Spanish-American Andres oversees several popular D.C. food establishments. He and his wife, Patricia, founded World Central Kitchen, an international organization that provides food to people affected by natural disasters, such as Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and proactively trains other people in need how to more efficiently cook for themselves. Andres has been extremely critical of Trump during this presidency about Puerto Rico disaster relief, treatment of the media and dealings with other sports teams, among other issues.Presidents and the World Series: A brief history of the baseball traditionWoodrow Wilson was the first president to attend a Worls Series game in 1915. Since then, Franklin Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush are among the presidents with documented appearences at the World Series, some throwing out ceremonial first pitches. For the first time since 1933, the World Series is in Washington, meaning the political stripes of the nation’s capital will seep into the festivities.Talk of President Donald Trump potentially throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Sunday for Game 5 has been scuttled, however. Trump is still expected to attend the game — his first appearance at an MLB contest since being elected in 2016. Bush’s is the most memorable; he threw a World Series first pitch at Yankee Stadium in 2001 a month after the World Trade Center was attacked.This will be Trump’s first MLB stadium appearance of any kind since he was elected.last_img read more

Read More →

Selfishness cannot be tolerated

first_imgDear Editor,I am happy that Attorney General Basil Williams is moving to root out the institutions that “reek of selfishness” in Guyana and has set his sights on Red House which houses the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, and which he says should be a museum for all of Guyana’s presidents.I expect that he will be swooping down on the African Museum and shutting it down forthwith since it is exclusive to only the African race. The property in Bel Air that houses the museum was bought with state funds in 1985 from well-known Pan Africanist, Hubert Nicholson, and the African Museum with an African art collection and artefacts officially opened to the public in 1994.Its personnel, programmes and acquisitions are all state funded and I am sure Williams recognises how selfish it is that this museum is not inclusive of the other five race groups of Guyana.In fact, Williams would also want to shut down the Walter Roth Museum which houses artefacts and records of the country’s First Nations and move to establish a Guyanese Museum where every race and ethnic group will be represented under one roof.Selfishness cannot be tolerated here, never mind that the world over leading politicians, artists, writers and other personalities have museums, libraries, and monuments that are exclusive to them, recognise their singular contributions and provide research facilities into their life and work.Red House has always been associated with President Cheddi Jagan ever since he resided there as the first ever Premier of British Guiana when the country attained self-government. That is a notable historical point in itself and that the property should now house a Research Centre on this outstanding Guyanese far from being selfish is most warranted and absolutely proper.Other leaders should also be afforded such facilities and one for President Burnham could be established at Castellani House which was his official residence during his Prime Ministership and Presidency.I notice that some people are asking, quite rightly, that Martin Carter’s home on Lamaha Street be preserved as a national heritage site to honour our Poet Laureate. Martin Carter would have had a good guffaw over the Granger Government’s view that it would reek of selfishness for his home to be a memorial and research centre for only him and his poetry and that it should be shared with other late Guyanese poets.The poet is not around to write a couple of succinct lines to sum up the preposterousness of the idea but these, from “Bastille Day – Georgetown”, written in 1970s at the height of the PNC dictatorship will suffice:“I have at last startedto understand the originof our vileness, and beingunable to deny it, I suggestits nativity.In the shame of knowledgeof our vileness, we shall fight.”Yours truly,Shanie Jagessarlast_img read more

Read More →