Thursday, March 24, 2011

This WeekEnds Events [NC, CT Areas]-- Thirsty Thursday

Shady Records Presents
Yelawolf & Slaughter House (Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9")

Thursday March 24
Royal Oak Music Theatre
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Nikki Dee and Bildabergg Entertainment Presents: Power & Respect Friday
Friday March 25, 9:00pm - 2:00am
Mi Bar
1995 Park Street (westend side)
Hartford, CT
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Featuring SuerJamz/ Grand Hustle's own "Da Truooth"
Also performances by Hartford's own Eazybeatz,Tyrell Roberts & Diamond Ma,LD and other special guests will be in the building
DJ Kev G on the set

Jeans & Stilettos Party
Friday March 25, 10:00pm - 2:00am
488 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT
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Blakout Music presents the Jeans and Stilettos Party this Friday night at Braza!
Come party at the most upscale venue in CT with special guest Top Floor's own DJ Playtime from Hot 97 Boston and Hot 93.7.
We are continuing our $100 bottle specials for Ciroc, Moet and Grey Goose until the end of the month.

SU Magazine's Southern Extravaganza
Saturday, March 26 · 6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Fillmore Charlotte
1000 Seaboard, Street
Charlotte, NC
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Join us for an elegant evening of fashion, music and beauty hosted by Cyrus Frakes of King of the Crown with an exclusive live performance by Sean Kingston!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DJ Enuff Started Maino's Career-- WebBlog Wednesday

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bill Would Allow Teachers To Use Force In Classroom-- TwistIt Tuesday

First off, I (Jacob) personally think that this situation can go either way.  Some of you with kids might think this is a little too much.  I seen first hand how some children behave when their parents arent around.  Teachers of America have it the hardest for the simple fact that if a child is having a bad day, that frustration is usually released in school.  Most times that frustration is taken out on fellow pupils and recently our teachers.  Teachers are to afraid of being sued, but we have recently seen our teachers get beat on by the students they educate.  Now we are eager to hear what the parents of our future have to say.  Check out the full story below courtesy of WMUR9 New Hampshire

In a move to give teachers more control over classroom discipline, a bill is being debated in Concord that would protect teachers from civil or criminal penalties if they use physical force.
Some said the bill goes too far, while supporters call it a matter of teacher and student safety.Supporters of the bill said some teachers feel powerless when confronted by aggressive students because of fears of being sued or arrested. HB 375 would give teachers and school staff civil and criminal immunity should physical action be required to get a student under control.Sponsors pointed to an incident in February in which a Nashua High School teacher needed stitches after being hit in the face with a metal hole-punch by a 16-year-old student. In accordance with school policy, the teacher called resource officers rather than restrain the student, who fled school grounds."These teachers now are basically in a war zone, and not only does it protect them, it protects other students," said Rep. Pete Silva, R-Nashua. "I just think it brings common sense into what's going on."But others said the bill doesn't go far enough in terms of drawing the lines between the use of physical force and assault. Rep. Peter Schmidt, D-Dover, a former teacher who said he is in favor of school discipline, said he couldn't support the bill as written."I think this going to require a lot of special training for teachers because now they will be cast into the role of enforcers," he said. "That really poses serious issues with regards to how far they can go."The bill passed committee with a unanimous vote, and it will now be considered by the full House.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Policy or Discrimination? Some Hospitals Will Not Hire Smokers-- TwistIt Tuesday

First and foremost, before we begin this topic let us say that this has to be one for the record books.  I *Jacob* believes that a hospital should be clean and smoke free.  Why would a Doctor who knows the affects that cigarettes have, want to put that into his/her/it system.  We will give you all the full story so you can see for yourself.  It is not a national law yet, but some states are pushing for it; HARD.  Here we are with another TwistIt Tuesday and the question is once again, How would YOU handle this situation.  There is no right or wrong answer, but you get a chance to have a voice on something that is a little more serious.  Truth be told, this will affect more people across America than you would think.

Here is the article in its entirety courtesy of

Smokers, tobacco users, even those using nicotine patches to kick the habit, shouldn't bother applying for a job at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester.
Or Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. Same goes for Herrick Medical Center in Tecumseh.

The three Michigan hospitals are among several health systems and some private companies across the country that have adopted policies to hire only nonsmokers and nontobacco users, citing the need to live up to their health missions.
The policies, which come after most hospitals have already banned smoking on their campuses, also help lower employee health care costs, said Laura Ritzler, director of wellness for ProMedica, which owns the Bixby and Herrick medical centers. And several national studies have shown smokers use more sick days and have higher medical costs than nonsmokers.
The policy changes, however, raise questions about the rights of the 1 in 5 Americans who smoke, using a legal product in time off the clock, and whether the move could lead to other employer bans.

"Our mission statement includes the phrase we're 'dedicated to enhancing the health status of our community,'" said Jeff Kapuscinski, director of marketing and communications for Crittenton, which implemented its policy in November
. "We think this policy is a natural extension of that and a necessary step in the journey."
All of the major health systems in southeast Michigan said they have no immediate plans to adopt a no-tobacco-use policy for new hires, but a few left the door open to change in the future. Insurers Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, HealthPlus of Michigan, Priority Health and Health Alliance Plan also don't have plans to implement nonsmoking hiring policies.
Oakwood Healthcare Inc. spokeswoman Paula Rivera-Kerr said the topic is worthy of more discussion. Nancy Dumas, a spokeswoman for Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, said the hospital would continue to watch the development. Beaumont Hospitals spokesman Robert Ortlieb said that while Beaumont hires smokers now, "that may change someday."
In two instances, Crittenton had to revoke job offers because the applicants tested positive for nicotine during a screening, Kapuscinski said. He said there are no plans to impose the policy on current employees, as it would be hard to implement and manage. The hospital employs 1,700.
Discrimination, critic says
Twenty-nine states have laws that prevent employers from discriminating against smokers in employment decisions, said Lewis Maltby, president of the National Workrights Institute, a workers' rights advocacy group based in Princeton, N.J.
In the mid-2000s, the institute tried unsuccessfully to help pass a similar law in Michigan following the firing of four employees at Weyco Inc. in Okemos because they smoked after the company adopted a no-smoking policy.
"Employers who are doing this are basically saying discrimination is OK, at least on this category of smokers," said Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, adding that employment bans against smokers could lead to bans against other people, such as those who are overweight.
Maltby said employers reviewing risky behaviors could start to review employees' sex lives.
"Some young person … practicing unsafe sex has a much higher risk of contracting HIV than a monogamous married employee, so do we want employers to go around checking everyone's sex life to help keep health costs down?" Maltby asked.
Crittenton, which hires 200 to 250 new employees each year, feels confident its policy does not discriminate, Kapuscinski said.
"Several courts have upheld there's no constitutional right to smoke," said Kapuscinski, who expects more Metro Detroit hospitals to follow Crittenton's lead. "We felt very comfortable that we were not discriminating."
But several health care workers who smoke said the habit doesn't interfere with their ability to do their jobs.
Ohio-based ProMedica, a system with several hospitals, including the two in Michigan, launched its tobacco-free hiring policy in January, also to uphold its mission, Ritzler said.
Nicotine tests required
Like Crittenton, ProMedica requires applicants to pass a nicotine test.
So far, ProMedica hasn't had anyone test positive and hasn't had to revoke any job offers, Ritzler said.
One applicant at Bixby did mark on the application that he or she used tobacco, Ritzler said. "The interview didn't go forward, and they have quit smoking, and they plan to reapply in 90 days," she said.
Neither Crittenton nor ProMedica retest new employees after they pass the initial test.
But employees hired under the new policy at ProMedica who later are found to smoke or use tobacco would be counseled, disciplined and, as a last resort, terminated, Ritzler said.
Crittenton does not have a similar enforcement policy.
Thirty-year smoker Cheryl Gomez, 52, of Lambertville, a nurse who works as a patient safety specialist at ProMedica's Toledo Hospital, said she agreed with ProMedica's hiring decision when it was announced last year.
"It's the right thing to do from the standpoint of our patients and stewardship for the community," she said. "No one can argue with the evidence that (smoking is harmful)."
Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
ProMedica's policy was the nudge Gomez needed to quit. She gave up her pack-a-day habit on Dec. 21.
"The smell of the smoke, none of that is good for my patients, whether I'm a new hire or have worked here for 100 years."
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Faster -- Cinema Sunday

Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Billy Bob Thornton Oliver Jackson-Cohen

When things couldn't be get any better, the worst happens. Driver (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) loses his brother to death after a bank heist goes bad. Upon getting arrested, he's pinned for ten years in prison. Once a free man, he seeks revenge on the death of his brother. What appears to be a very easy job and for Driver (Johnson) nothing is too complicated, he has to deal with a veteran cop, (Billy Bob Thorton). With the cop's retirement within arm's reach he is not settling with having a string of murders happen while he's on the clock. Meanwhile a mysterious call is made to a hotshot hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) against Driver who ends up with Driver close at all times. Although the closer Driver becomes with completing the targets on his list, the more liable he is to be taken out by the hitman. However, when Driver completes the list he realizes that something just doesn't feel right. Someone is missing... And that person is... Found within the movie.


Written by Allen Mark
Can be followed @MisterPromo on Twitter.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

This Weekends Events [SC NC CT Areas]-- Thirsty Thursday

Jamie Kennedy
March 10-12 (Thu,Fri,Sat)
Comix Comedy club
Foxwoods Resort & Casino
860-31COMIX (26649)
Asking Alexandria
March 11 Friday
Starland Ballroom
570 Jernnee Mill Rd
Sayreville, NJ
$19.50 B4. $24 @Door
Rebelution - Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
March 11 Friday
Amos' Southend
1423 Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
Martinez vs. Dzinziruk
March 12 Saturday
MGM Grand Arena
Foxwoods Resort Casino

350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
$50 - $450
Soul Sound Revue
March 12 Saturday
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Route 44
Norwalk, CT
860 542 5531
TajMelrose Extravagant Birthday Bash
March 12 Saturday
Willie T's Lounge
210 Dargan St.
Florence, SC 29501
College Students FREE w/ID til' 11pm
First 50 ladies FREE til' 11:30 pm
$20 at the door for unlimited food and drinks

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Trey Songz trashes Westwoods studio! -- WebBlog Wednesday

Are Gas Prices Getting On Your Nerve??? -- TwistIt Tuesday

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gas prices rose Tuesday for the 14th straight day, with drivers in some parts of the United States now paying more than $3.90 a gallon.
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is now $3.517, according to a daily survey by motorist group AAA. That's up eight tenths of a cent from $3.509 on Monday.

Prices at the pump can vary widely among states, due in large part to vastly different levels of gasoline tax. More
Gas prices have risen nearly 15 cents so far this month. That's on top of a nearly 27 cent increase in February.
California continues to have the highest gas prices in the nation, with drivers there paying an average of $3.908 a gallon. Hawaii had the second highest average price at $3.89 a gallon, while Alaska came in third at $3.845 a gallon.
The lowest gas prices are in Wyoming, where gas averages $3.197 a gallon. Montana and Missouri also have relatively low gas prices.

Gas prices have been driven higher by an increase in the price of crude oil, the main ingredient in gasoline.
Oil prices have risen more than 10% so far this month, as investors remain nervous about the crisis in Libya. However, prices were trending lower Tuesday following reports that other oil-exporting nations in the region are considering boosting output. 

With that being said, how many of you think you can do a better job then we are seeing with this gas and oil prices.  This is something that the average American can and will be affect by  its not about a rich or a poor thing, its about who wants to pay these prices that we are seeing.  We read the newspapers, the blogs, and our social network time lines; so we know what the people are saying and we bring you another "TwistIt Tuesday" so put yourself in the pilot seat and please lead us into your vision.

The Promo Squad

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau -- Cinema Sunday

The Adjustment Bureau
Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt & Anthony Mackie

Matt Damon portrays a man name David, running for office. In the meantime while waiting for his partner, David meets a woman who catches his eye. Unsuspectingly showing up, they both have some passion for each other, from exchanging words to sharing kisses. After an interruption by the tardiness of his partner, the passion was broken and she left, what seemed to be, for good. Later, while searching to see the woman again David runs into a group of people who have the power to adjust the future and the lives of people. When meeting these strange people, they tell him the secret of their origin. When realizing the agency is against him David springs into action to find this woman again. When he finds her he realizes he has two choices and to find out these choices and other gaps within this Synopsis, you must see this movie.

Written Darrien Lovett
who can be followed @WolfenX4 on twitter.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Im On A Drug Called "Charlie Sheen" -- TwistIt Tuesday


The Few Roller Coaster x Me & You -- Two Tunes Tuesday

The Few - Me & You by ThePromoSquad

    1. What inspired the name The Few?

An open window to the subconscious.

    2. What are the names of the members of The Few?

Deca, Pre Pre, F.C. Belt

    3. How long have The Few been a group?

A little over a year in this particular configuration.  We have been working on each other's projects for years.

    4. In three words how do you describe the group?

Well, it's like

    5. As children what careers did you see yourselves working as adults?

We've been on the music quest all our lives.

    6. Whats your favorite food?


    7. What do you enjoy doing during down time?

Shoot rats down by the train tracks.

    8. The first release of The Few is FLA Heartbreak. Could you elaborate on the meaning of the title and song?

You can read about the project on our website.

    9. Where do you see The Few being in five years?

Live action remake of Space Jam.

    10. What advice do you have for an artist/group starting out with plans to be where you are today?
    Write music every day.


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