Aima Moses; ‘a genuine diamond in the rough’

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Aima MosesTrue talent is hard to find as one may have to sieve through the hype and the long list of aspiring artistes to find a genuine diamond in the rough, however Aima Moses is an easy find as his powerful vocals combined with his profound lyrical message is hard to miss.Born in the island of Dominica, Amaziah Moses a.k.a Aima Moses grew up in the village of Kingshill with a small yet musically gifted family and as such he was introduced to music at a tender age and his love for music blossomed quickly and after much heart ache, Aima Moses has become one of Dominica’s most prominent entertainers.Since the 2004 release of his first album called “No Barriers”, and winning the 2005 “Best Reggae Album’ in the DBS Flamboyant Awards Aima’s talent has become evident to many international music pundits. He was also named “Best Reggae Artist” of 2008 as well as In 2010 he was named Best New Upcoming Artist of the Month by Caribbean Society Media and featured on a 2010 international Reggae Compilation cd called the Mirror Riddim cd, which includes Jamaican artists Lutan Fyah, bushman, Teflon and others.Aima has been performing in the United States and the Caribbean, in various shows with local and international reggae artists both home and abroad such as Sizzla, Capleton, Tarus Riley, Duane Stephenson Morgan Heritage, Beres Hammond, Beenieman, Movado, Queen Ifrica , Gyptian, Etana, Tony rebel, Eric Donaldson, Lutan fyah, Duane Stephenson, Tanya Stephens and many others.He recently completed a one month stint in Jamaica where he worked closely with Omar Benjamin of Frenz4 Real Studio to produce several singles, “Aima’s people reached out to me after hearing our material and before you know it he was on a plane heading to Jamaica to make some hits with us” stated Benjamin.Aima is managed by international agent, Theresa Kemp of EMMP Evolutionary Management & Music Promotions and according her the Jamaican market is one that she intends to make a serious impact on.According to his publicist Karl Durrant “look out for new singles, big collaborations, new videos and he will be Prophecy’s Special Guest on the Irie FM Road Tour”.Aima has released his newest single entitled ‘Can’t Stay’ which is a song based on an unbalanced relationship; of love torn apart.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BccpOKvd78M&list=HL1337695636&feature=mh_lolz [/youtube]Press Release EntertainmentLocalNews Aima Moses; ‘a genuine diamond in the rough’ by: – May 22, 2012 52 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Kansas City Royals World Championship radiates throughout Sumner County

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Bill Rice · 249 weeks ago Ah my nephews making me proud! Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Cubs Fan · 249 weeks ago I’m happy for all my friends that are fans of the Royals. The three mentioned above are three exceptionally great people. If anyone from around here is not enjoying the ride the Royals are giving everyone than you must live under a rock or not like sports. It’s pretty awesome to see something like this happen so close to home! I just hope the Cubbies can build on the success they had this year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas City Royals are World Series Champions. That’s a statement that is going to take a little time to comprehend.Sumner County residents like everywhere across the state of Kansas and Missouri woke up this morning having a World Champion in their midst. For some like anyone 30 years or younger, this is new unfamiliar territory. That’s the kind of thing that usually happens somewhere else. For those, who are older, it’s been a long time coming.Whether you are casual baseball observer or a fanatic, this week is about a celebrating a World Championship in Kansas City. But for the true “blue” Kansas City Royal fan it’s a story of redemption, patience, and memories. Here are three stories of Wellington residents who have lived a Royal life.Bob Willis. Dr. Bob Willis started watching the Royals when they were bad — like in 1974.The Royals were an expansion franchise that started in 1969. He was living in the Kansas City area and he had two young boys. Willis loves baseball. So much so that he would eventually become the Kansas State Babe Ruth Commissioner three decades later. With the Royals Stadium (it was not Kauffman Stadium at the time) nearby, Willis would catch a Royals game any time he could.The thing is fans of the new Royals team back then didn’t really have to suffer for very long. With Ewing Kauffman as the owner, the Royals soon became a dynasty from 1976 to 1987 with the likes of George Brett, Frank White, and Bret Saberhagen. And Willis was there for a lot of it.“I remember we never could get past the Yankees,” Willis said. “So one time in 1978, I was at this game in the American League Championship Series where it appeared as if K.C. would get over the hump.”He said then manager Whitey Herzog brought Dennis Leonard in – the Royals pitching ace – as a reliever.  The Yankees would light him up and go on to win another World Series Championship.“I learned there that a starting pitcher is not necessarily a good reliever,” Willis said. “Of course, there are exceptions. Madison Bumgarner last year proved it can be done.”Willis would take his love for baseball with him to Wellington where he became a dentist. Although the Royals were no longer nearby, he would always find a way to get up there for a game from time to time. And when the Royals stunk for 30 years, Willis was still bleeding Royals blue.Sunday night, his Royals returned the favor with a 7-2 victory over the Mets to secure the crown.For all the history, Willis knows of the Royals, he is convinced this is K.C.’s finest team.“I think they will be considered one of the greatest teams ever,” Willis said. “You look at this roster from top to bottom this year and there is so much talent assembled here. I truly believe this team would have beat any of those great K.C. teams in the 70s and 80s.”Willis said he was convinced after game 2 when K.C. swept at home, that the Royals were going to win it all.“I just couldn’t see them blowing a lead like that,” Willis said. “The Mets had better starting pitching, but the Royals were better everyplace else.”Willis said nobody will believe him now but he felt when Dayton Moore was acquired for the Royals as the general manager, he thought K.C.’s fortunes was going to turn around.“He just had a knack of developing young kids and going out and getting players of character,” Willis said. “It was apparent to me that things were changing, even if it didn’t show up in the record book for several years.”Matt Metcalf. Matt Metcalf holds up Kansas City Star covers.Quick, what is Wellington Attorney Matthew Metcalf’s middle name? If you said, “Brett” you are correct. And yes, you are correct. He was named after George Brett.Metcalf was born in 1983. His dad was from Connecticut and his mom was from Kansas. They loved the Royals so much, they named him Brett. But being born during the Royals glory years meant one thing. He missed all the good stuff.Metcalf grew up in the despair of the 1990s Royals, who became the 2000s Royals which headed into the early part of this decade where the baseball team was in constant despair. Still Metcalf stuck with his roots. He lived the life with a fan persecution complex.“With the Royals, you grew up knowing everything will turn out bad,” Metcalf said. “It’s ingrained in your psyche. You just learn to live with it. Whatever good fortune the Royals may have, will result in complete disaster.”And when fortunes changed for the Royals in 2014, Metcalf was always convinced there was bad news looming on the horizon.When the Kansas City Royals hosted Oakland As in that wildcard game in 2014, the Metcalfs hosted a party. After the Royals gave up a multi-run lead midway through the fifth inning, all the party guests had left. Typical Royals.“I had one guest stay and he said he wanted to watch this game with me because it might be the only time the Royals will ever be in the playoffs in his lifetime and he wanted to watch it with someone else,” Metcalf said.Well, you know the story. The Royals came back to win that game and would eventually end up in the World Series falling just one run short in game 7 of the World Series.“These Royals are doing things they aren’t supposed to do,” Metcalf said the morning after his team had won it all. “They keep having these unbelievable comebacks. I didn’t think this could be possible.”Now that the Royals have won the World Series are all the old demons exorcised?“We’ve got a lot of players, who need to get signed,” Metcalf said, looking a bit anxious.For a true Royals fan, disaster is always just a step away even with a big flag World Series trophy recently delivered in your hands.Adam Hatfield. Adam Hatfield – a lifelong fan. Hard to argue, who is a bigger baseball fan: Metcalf or Wellington High School Principal Adam Hatfield.Hatfield grew up in Kansas City. He was 10 years old when the Royals won it in 1985.“I remember it well,” Hatfield said. “We were moving to a new house on Oct. 27, 1985. We had all these boxes of stuff to be unpacked. But we managed to get out the TV and sit on the floor and watch the game. I remember eating cupcakes that my mom bought.”Hatfield said he couldn’t even remember how many times he has been in Kaufman Stadium over the years.In 2007, 2008 and 2009, he and his wife Carmen even had season tickets while living in Wellington. That was when their kids were so small that they would take off every weekend the Royals played at home to take in a game.“They were terrible,” Hatfield said. “But they had this package where you could watch them on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and we always had a place to stay on Saturday night.”But like Willis, he felt things were changing with Moore at the helm.“I knew it was going to be a slow rebuilding process, but the Royals always felt like they were getting better even when the record didn’t show it,” he said.Hatfield said the game 4 victory convinced him Kansas City was a team of destiny.“But I honestly wanted to get the Series over with last night,” Hatfield said. “Who knows? If we lost that game last night, Kansas City might have lost game 6 and then there you are again – facing a game 7.”But the Royals have pulled off a World Series crown which allows a fan base to celebrate in rabid style.The Hatfields, along with many Wellington dwellers, are heading north tomorrow afternoon to bask in the glory of a World Championship parade. Hatfield doesn’t know where he is going to park his car and he knows he needs to get back to school on Wednesday. But he’s not going to miss this once in a lifetime event. Never, never, NEVER!“I’ve waited too long to see this,” Hatfield said. “I’m not going to let this moment pass by.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Suspended prison sentence for Mason City woman charged with scheming to burglarize home

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City woman charged with scheming with a man to burglarize a Plymouth home has been given a suspended prison sentence.  Authorities accused 43-year-old Nicole Cooper of committing felony conspiracy by meeting a victim at a bar on August 20th, and during that time, her friend 44-year-old Chad Wolfe, allegedly burglarized and committed theft at the residence, breaking in and stealing items valued at more than $1500. A search warrant was later executed in the 2300 block of 26th Southwest in Mason City where authorities also allegedly found methamphetamine. Cooper agreed in October to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony. District Judge Adam Sauer this week sentenced her to a five-year suspended prison sentence and placed her on five years probation.  Wolfe had pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree burglary, second-degree theft, criminal mischief and possession of methamphetamine. He also entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors in October. His sentencing is scheduled for next week in Cerro Gordo County District Court.last_img read more