In a message to fans on Insomniac‘s website, founder Pasquale Rotella announced, among other news, that Electric Daisy Carnival will not be returning to New York in 2017. After five years on the East Coast, the EDC will not hold a New York event in May. Instead, the EDC team is focusing on the original Las Vegas version of the premier electronic music festival (set for June 16th-18th, 2017) as well as expanding the event on the international stage (EDC Japan is on the books for 2017). You can read Pasquale’s statement about EDC New York below, or check out the full message here.“Although EDC New York 2016 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017. We hope many of you East Coast Headliners will join us in Vegas. We’ll have an art car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present. As I write this, I’ve gotta mention all the hard work and creativity going into the completely reimagined kineticFIELD, as well as an entirely new additional stage. The team and I are energized about an epic EDC Las Vegas 2017!”For tickets and information about EDC Vegas, head to the festival’s website.
“I think I’m in the best position to do it. I’m a compassionate advocate, I’m a mother, I’m a small business owner, I’ve faced tough elections,” said Tenney. Former Congresswoman, Claudia Tenney, has her eyes on regaining the seat once again after she was defeated by incumbent and democrat, Anthony Brindisi, in 2018. Meanwhile, she faces Seton Catholic Central and SUNY Broome history teacher, George Phillips, in the race after beating him in the 2018 primary election. “I’m the only one who can beat Anthony Brindisi,” said Phillips. “Tenney lost to the district that the president won by 15 points. It’s a big republican district and I’m the only one that can beat Brindisi in this election in the fall.” In response, Tenney says, “The only people that are going to rebuild this are the people who built the economy in the first place and that’s President Trump and the republicans, so people like me who understand small business.” (WBNG) — As the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District seat heats up, both republican candidates express their goals before the primary. The candidates say they want to focus on the financial comeback for the 22nd district from the pandemic crisis. In response to the crisis, Phillips says, “I’ve laid out a plan on the economic issues that are so important here… I’m the only one with true conservative values.” Both candidates say they are the best ones to beat Anthony Brindisi in the general election come November. Phillips saying he is the better pick because he represents the Southern Tier as someone who is a strong member of the community. Tenney says she is the better pick because of her experience with elections and politics as well as being an owner of a small business. Polls open Tuesday, June 23 at 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. For your nearest polling location and more, click here.
RAY PFEIFFER/Herald photoWisconsin (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten) received a scare of its own Halloween weekend, needing a defensive stand on Illinois’ (2-7, 1-4 Big Ten) last drive to fend off the Illini for a 30-24 victory.The No. 17 Badgers started the game out flat, trailing at halftime for the first time all season and playing catch-up for the first three quarters.”We expected to play a lot better, especially coming out of the gate,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said. “We knew we were a better team but we didn’t play that way in the first half.”Illinois jumped out to the lead off a 41-yard interception return by freshman safety Travon Bellamy toward the end of the first quarter and kept pouring it on, leading by as many as 18 points in the first half.Wisconsin wasn’t able to establish a sustaining drive early on and with running back P.J Hill going down with a nerve injury in the second quarter, head coach Bret Bielema looked to senior quarterback John Stocco and the passing game to turn the game around.”It was very interesting to see the game unfold and see how [Stocco] handled it,” Bielema said. “You can’t faze him no matter what happens. It’s not only the plays that he makes, but our offense entirely. We need someone to control the game.”Stocco completed 11-of-15 passes in the second half, connecting with Luke Swan for a 17-yard touchdown pass on Wisconsin’s first offensive possession in the third quarter to pull within 7 points.But it was linebacker Mark Zalewski’s interception on the previous series that Bielema felt was the spark UW needed.”‘Zew’ doesn’t have the best hands in the world, so I was just happy to see him catch it,” Bielema said. “But that converted into our first touchdown offensively.”Hill returned in the second half, but only carried the ball three times and sat out the rest of the game following another injury with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter.Hill’s backup, true freshman Lance Smith, didn’t have the best day on the ground, rushing 21 times for 46 yards, but managed to punch in a 1-yard touchdown.Illinois’ true freshman, on the other hand, caused problems for Wisconsin’s defense all day long.The Michael Vick-esque quarterback Juice Williams threw for 171 yards and touchdown and also ran for 53 yards, juking and jiving past Badger defenders.”We knew this game was going to come down to one-on-one tackling,” Bielema said. “[Williams] was able to win some of those.””He can do some things with his feet,” Zalewski added. “He can make guys miss, and he’s got some speed. He’s pretty tough.”Wisconsin was able to contain Williams in the second half, however, holding him to only 2 rushing yards after halftime.With the Badger defense stepping up and pulling Illinois’ offense to a screeching halt in the second half, Wisconsin’s offense was able to go to work, scoring 20 unanswered points.Following Swan’s 17-yard touchdown catch, Illinois had a chance to respond and keep its momentum going.With a third-and-one on its own 42-yard line, Illinois completely fooled Wisconsin’s defense as running back E.B. Halsey streaked downfield on a route every Badger assumed was a running play, after the Illini hustled to the line of scrimmage for a quick snap after breaking the huddle expeditiously.But Williams overthrew Halsey by 5 yards, forcing Illinois to punt and putting the fight out of the Illini.Wisconsin captured its first lead in the start of the fourth quarter when Stocco hit tight end Andy Crooks on a screen pass in which Crooks stormed downfield for 21 yards, fumbled at the 1-yard line and recovered his own fumble for a touchdown.Kicker Taylor Mehlhaff later hit a 33-yard field goal — his longest of three on the day — to give Wisconsin a 30-24 lead.After Mehlhaff’s kick, Illinois failed to gain a first down and after a Wisconsin three-and out, the Illini got the ball back at their own 18-yard line and 1:28 remaining on the clock.Down by only 6 points, Illinois had the opportunity to tie or win the game, but Wisconsin’s defense simply wasn’t having it.”You got to man up that drive,” linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. “If they convert, they’re coming back and got a shot now, but if we get them off the field, the game’s over.”While the game wasn’t the most convincing victory for Wisconsin, many team members felt as though it will help them in the long run.”I’m happy it happened now than later down the road,” defensive tackle Nick Hayden said. “We just have to learn from it.”
The crafter of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, has clarified that after drafting the new Liberian Constitution and submitting it to President Samuel Kanyon Doe, the President adjusted some parts for reasons not disclosed.Dr. Sawyer has over time been accused by some Liberians for crafting a constitution that made Liberia a secular state and gave lengthy tenures to legislators and the president.Based on this concept, the Constitution Review Committee, now headed by Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, has solicited the views of citizens on the tenures of the president, senators and representatives, which will form a part of the referendum expected to be held next year.Making clarifications in an exclusive interview with this newspaper last weekend at his Governance Commission office, Dr. Sawyer indicated that he and his 25-member National Constitutional Commission structured the tenures of president, senators and representative as six years for senators and four years each for the president and representatives.Contrary to this structure, said Dr. Sawyer, President Doe recommended 9 years for Senators and 6 for the President and Representatives.Dr. Sawyer also told this newspaper that the appointment of Superintendents was structured to be done by the President in consultation with local leaders who would recommend three persons from among whom the President would choose one for each county. He also said the drafted constitution demanded the setting up of a judicial service committee to evaluate the Chief Justice and other justices of the Supreme Court and the judges, but that was left out by President Doe when he reviewed it.On the issue of making Liberia a secular state as enshrined in the 1986 Constitution, Dr. Sawyer said that in order to not create the feeling of discrimination and exclusion by any group, they agreed to make Liberia a secular state with everyone practicing his/her religion without harm to the other.He also argued that the 1847 Constitution did not make Liberia a state of one religion, but clearly stipulated that Liberia is a country wherein everyone is free to practice his/her religion without harming or offending others.The Constitution of 1847 Article 1 Section 3 states: “All men have a natural and unalienable right to worship God, according to the dictates of their own consciences, without obstruction or molestation from others: all persons demeaning themselves peaceably, and not obstructing others in their religious worship, are entitled to the protection of law, in the free exercise of their own religion; and no sect of Christians shall have exclusive privileges or preference,over any other sect; but all shall be alike tolerated: and no religious test whatever shall be required as a qualification for civil office, or the exercise of any civil right.”Arguing on this provision and the need to enjoy peaceful coexistence in the country, Dr. Sawyer said he stands opposed to the call for making Liberia a“Christian state” and that it will not mean well for the country if such a decision is made.He said the National Constitution Commission that drafted the 1986 Constitution did better work and reached all Liberians with the message than the current Constitution Review Committee (CRC). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)