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Posts Tagged ‘ South Carolina ’

Get-On-Up

get-on-up-movie-james-brown-storyFunk, swagger and a lot of hair add up to the biopic that is Get-On-Up, a story about the life and music of the legend that is the “Godfather of Soul”: James Brown.

Raised in South Carolina, Brown grew up in poverty, was handed around from relative to relative and at the age of sixteen he ended up in jail. His love for music was rooted in gospels but he found his first success through R&B and later established funk. Continue reading

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FBI Shut Down Drugs And Hitman Hiring Website

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The FBI has shut down an online black market used to buy drugs and hire hitmen, arresting the mastermind in the process.

29 year old Ross William Ulbricht is accused of “controlling and overseeing all aspects” of hidden website Silk Road, as well as plotting to kill another person who was trying to extort money from him.

Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts on the site, is also charged with drug trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering arising from his enterprise which he established to “abolish the use of coercion and aggression against mankind.” Continue reading

Irish Basketball Star Charged With Sexual Assault

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A  former professional American basketball player who led Dublin side Notre Dame to four consecutive national cups has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he was coaching in his native South Carolina. Continue reading

American Football Returns To Dublin In 2014

cpcUCF and Penn State, in conjunction with the Gaelic Athletic Association, will travel across the Atlantic Ocean to open the 2014 football season with The Croke Park Classic on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at Croke Park.

The announcement was made during the GAA Leinster Football Finals at the Dublin venue with members of each institution present, including UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury and Head Coach George O’Leary. Continue reading

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures

beautiful-creatures_high-res1When it comes to the lucrative Young Adult genre, it would seem that the supernatural theme is still a major presence. The success of the Twilight Saga sparked a revolution of sorts with vampires, werewolves, witches and ghosts which have become more popular now than they have been in years and thus, from this comes a series of books known as the Caster Chronicles; a four-book collection dealing with the relationship between Mortal Ethan Wate and Caster  Lena Duchannes. Continue reading

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