Dive Course – Master Diver http://masterdiver.net/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:16:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://masterdiver.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-e1624424277963-150x150.png Dive Course – Master Diver http://masterdiver.net/ 32 32 Femme-Fronted Delusional Records Releases First Anniversary Compilation https://masterdiver.net/femme-fronted-delusional-records-releases-first-anniversary-compilation/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:03:10 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/femme-fronted-delusional-records-releases-first-anniversary-compilation/ Keep the PRIDE vibes flowing with the Crazy One Year Old Birthday Compilationfeaturing female, LGBTQIA+, non-binary and BIPOC artists! Last year, Los Angeles-based queer artists Maude Vos and Mary Nyx launches its feminine house and techno label Crazy records, with the desire to give a platform to those who seek to express themselves in their […]]]>


Keep the PRIDE vibes flowing with the Crazy One Year Old Birthday Compilationfeaturing female, LGBTQIA+, non-binary and BIPOC artists!


Last year, Los Angeles-based queer artists Maude Vos and Mary Nyx launches its feminine house and techno label Crazy records, with the desire to give a platform to those who seek to express themselves in their own way. Their core values ​​are simple yet powerful – experimentation, visibility and inclusivity, and over the past year the outcome of the footprint has been nothing short of phenomenal. Today, Delusional Records celebrates their growing success, with their one year anniversary and PRIDE in tandem.

In honor of this inspiring achievement, it’s time to fire up your speakers and get ready for some off-the-beaten-path musical action as Delusional pulls back the curtain on their 10th release, Crazy One Year Old Birthday Compilation. Serving up 15 delicious experimental tracks, all of the female, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, and BIPOC producers chosen for this project turned to modular synthesizers and analog gear to show off their unyielding skills! What they found may be a bit off the beaten path, but brings listeners back to their rave roots with a dose of fresh pizzazz.

This compilation is a carefully curated eclectic mix of electronic music that stays true to Delusional’s raw, hypnotic sound and philosophy of experimentation, inclusivity and visibility.

Diversity is at the heart of everything we do. This one year anniversary compilation is a true showcase that our label covers gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and geography.

– Maude Vôs & Marie Nyx

With that, let’s dive into some of the highlights, starting with “Smoke and honey” by Mother. You’ll quickly succumb to the sultry black energy as it fills the room, setting the tone as you spiral into chaos and madness, led by the brain-buzzing effects of talents like Marie Ann Hedonia, Dahlia Fairy, and Marie Nyx. But don’t be afraid, because Panoc passes with the uplifting vibes of “Stableto make sure your mind doesn’t overdose on caffeine. You’ll even find a healthy dose of shadow-focused sound waves like Luzi Tudor and Realize who would like to hold you captive in an underground realm as you absorb the smoldering heat of “Primal Panic” and “Always connected.”

Of course, we’re all addicted to dancing here, so if you want to drop everything and shake what your momma gave you, be very careful.”purple robot” by Hannah Monique. The punchy drive paired with the cryptic vocal sample will have your happy feet flying! On the other hand, if you sink into your couch and drift off into a psychedelic daydream, that’s what you crave the most, so play hard OF THEMoPro.” Of all the offerings, this one will have your jaw on the floor. But it doesn’t stop there! These tracks are just a few examples of what you can expect, so enough talk, it’s time to let the music speak for itself.

Take your copy of Crazy One Year Old Birthday Compilation on your favorite music platform, stream the album on Spotify and let us know what you think of the tracks in the comments!

Flow Delusional Records 1st Anniversary Compilation on Spotify:


Delusional Records 1st Anniversary VA Compilation – List of tracks:

  1. M-Other – Smoke & Honey
  2. Marie Ann Hedonia – Cat Dance
  3. Dahlia Fae – Infliction
  4. Maude Vôs – iele
  5. Panooc – Stall
  6. Trovarsi–Ricochet
  7. Hannah Monica – Purple Robot
  8. Luzi Tudor – Primal Panic
  9. Marie Nyx – Asteria
  10. Achieve – Always Connected
  11. Material – Satin
  12. Russel Woods – Can I get a square?
  13. Wish Lash – Light Hand
  14. DELA-MoPro
  15. Venues – ACT Kall
Delusional Records 1st Anniversary VA Compilation

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The fields are filling up fast for five stakes races on Wednesday at Canterbury Park https://masterdiver.net/the-fields-are-filling-up-fast-for-five-stakes-races-on-wednesday-at-canterbury-park/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 04:31:17 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/the-fields-are-filling-up-fast-for-five-stakes-races-on-wednesday-at-canterbury-park/ The Mystic Lake Derby will be the big race on Wednesday at the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Turf Festival at Canterbury Park. Eleven 3-year-olds have been entered for the one-mile grass race which offers a $150,000 purse – Canterbury’s richest of the season. Four additional turf stakes, all with $100,000 purses and field sizes of […]]]>

The Mystic Lake Derby will be the big race on Wednesday at the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Turf Festival at Canterbury Park. Eleven 3-year-olds have been entered for the one-mile grass race which offers a $150,000 purse – Canterbury’s richest of the season.

Four additional turf stakes, all with $100,000 purses and field sizes of 12 or greater, are on the 10-race card. The Dark Star Turf Sprint attracted 15 entrants, the Curtis Sampson Oaks attracted 13, the Mystic Lake Mile 12 and the Lady Canterbury Stakes 13 fillies and mares. Posting time is 5:10 p.m.

“The map came together really well. All the grass stakes drew full fields,” said Andrew Offerman, senior vice president of racing. “The Northern Stars Turf Festival will be extremely competitive with horses from Kentucky, local horses, horses from across the country. It should make for some very exciting racing.”

Six of the Mystic Lake Derby entrants are based at Canterbury Park. Bens Malice, who will leave the outside position, had two wins on the Shakopee grass course. Owned and raised in Minnesota by Pete Mattson of Prior Lake, Bens Malice is formed by David Van Winkel and will be mounted by Alonso Quinonez.

Etc.

Minnesota Aurora FC, which is coming off a 3-1 win at Chicago City on Friday, will face Kaw Valley FC (3-1-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday at TCO Stadium in Eagan. The Aurora (5-0-1) defeated the Cranes 2-0 on June 2 in Kansas City, Mo., for its first USL W League win.

Sarah Bacon, who recently completed his sixth season with the Gophers, will compete in diving at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest. The event started on Saturday and ends on July 3. Current Minnesota swimmer Bar Soloveychik will represent Israel at the world championships and incoming Gophers rookie Viviana Del Angel Peniche will dive for Mexico. Soloveychik placed 16th in the 400-meter freestyle in his first event with a school record time of 3 minutes, 49.87 seconds.

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Moolec Science goes public through the merger of SPAC https://masterdiver.net/moolec-science-goes-public-through-the-merger-of-spac/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:40:08 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/moolec-science-goes-public-through-the-merger-of-spac/ Diving brief: Moolec Science, which uses genetically engineered plants to produce proteins typically found in animals, will go public on the Nasdaq through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company. The deal, with LightJump Acquisition Corp., values ​​Moolec at $504 million. The Company’s trading symbol will be MLEC. Moolec has created two products so far: […]]]>

Diving brief:

  • Moolec Science, which uses genetically engineered plants to produce proteins typically found in animals, will go public on the Nasdaq through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company. The deal, with LightJump Acquisition Corp., values ​​Moolec at $504 million. The Company’s trading symbol will be MLEC.
  • Moolec has created two products so far: chymosin, which is a protein used in cheese making that it produced in safflower; and nutritional oil gamma-linoleic acid. The company said it was increasing them and working towards a diversified portfolio.
  • The IPO market has been cold lately as inflation and a slowing economy have taken their toll on the markets. Several major food companies — including Chobani and Impossible Foods — recently backed out of plans to make their public debuts.

Overview of the dive:

As stocks have recently tumbled into a bear market, few people are thinking about IPOs. But it will take some time for this SPAC deal to come to fruition — Moolec said it’s expected in the last half year — and maybe by then it’ll be a little smoother sailing.

However, Moolec is already charting a course on a rough sea that excites some and makes others apprehend. Formerly a member of Bioceres Crop Solutions in Argentina, Moolec was created to commercialize the technology of using bio-modified plants to produce animal proteins.

And while developing its science, Moolec is also spearheading the GMforGood campaign, promoting the benefits of using genetic modification in food.

Moolec CEO and co-founder Gastón Paladini is the fourth generation of the Paladini family, whose eponymous meat business is one of the largest in Argentina. In a statement announcing the impending merger, he said Moolec’s mission is turning to science to solve global food security issues. During a session at the virtual FoodEdge conference last month, Paladini explained why he finds Moolec’s mission so important.

“I really believe that we need to find alternative solutions to produce animal proteins,” Paladini said. “I’m not against the traditional industry, of course, because of where I come from. And I also believe that we have to collaborate with established players. »

Moolec is already working with larger R&D players. The company announced last summer a partnership with Grupo Insud, which works in the pharmaceutical technology industry. The Moolec and Grupo Insud joint venture will use yeast, fungi and other microorganisms to produce animal-free ingredients that complement Moolec’s plant-based pipeline.

Unlike many publicly traded companies in the food industry, Moolec doesn’t have much on the market yet. Its chymosin and gamma-lineolic acid are in the ramp-up phase, and no other products have yet been announced. However, Moolec says it is expanding its seed supply and continuing its research, and the future possibilities are huge.

At last month’s conference, Paladini said Moolec is working to harness the power of plants – easy to grow in a variety of locations and climates, and with the natural ability to create lots of protein.

“We’re actually proving that we could align these proteins with commodity cost and plant structure,” Paladini said. “And if we could, if we could do it, we would be at a starting point close to cost parity.”

An IPO will provide Moolec with a cash injection to help it establish itself more broadly, as well as an outlet for investors to support its research and mission. But the market hasn’t been kind to food companies, especially lately. While several companies have gone public in the past year – many also under SPAC deals – the majority have seen their stock prices fall below IPO prices.

More recently, the track record for IPOs has been patchy. Vertical farming company AeroFarms was to go public through a merger with Spring Valley Acquisition Corp, but it was called off in October. Kalera, another vertical farming company, is still set to go public on the Nasdaq through a merger with Agrico Acquisition Corp. A meeting of shareholders to discuss the merger is scheduled for later this month.

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Amid National Semiconductor Wave, Texas Instruments Begins $30 Billion Build https://masterdiver.net/amid-national-semiconductor-wave-texas-instruments-begins-30-billion-build/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:21:48 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/amid-national-semiconductor-wave-texas-instruments-begins-30-billion-build/ Diving Brief: Texas Instruments, a Dallas-based semiconductor company, opened its estimated $30 billion facility in Sherman, Texas last month. according to a company announcement. It is the largest private sector investment in Texas history, according to the release. Production is expected to start in 2025. The facility’s four fabricators, also known as “fabs”, will manufacture […]]]>

Diving Brief:

  • Texas Instruments, a Dallas-based semiconductor company, opened its estimated $30 billion facility in Sherman, Texas last month. according to a company announcement. It is the largest private sector investment in Texas history, according to the release. Production is expected to start in 2025.
  • The facility’s four fabricators, also known as “fabs”, will manufacture 300mm wafer semiconductors, which are used in a variety of electronic devices. The plant will create up to 3,000 direct jobs, according to the statement. The city won the tender against a competing site in Singapore, according to KXII local media.
  • Texas Instruments will use the facility to bolster a growing number of new factories that are part of a larger industry-wide push to manufacture more chips in the United States. The company has one plant in Dallas and two in Richardson, Texas, the second of which will begin production later this year, according to the release. She also recently acquired a fab in Lehi, Utah, from competitor Micronwhose production will begin in 2023.

Overview of the dive:

Semiconductor makers are taking off across the country. Fabs centered in Arizona in particular, like two Intel factories worth $20 billion and a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) a $12 billion factoryare making headlines as the country and the industry grapple with supply chain issueswhich drove up prices and dampened the production of consumer goods, according to CNBC.

More recently, Intel selected a team led by Gilbane to work on its two more than $20 billion factories in Licking County, Ohio. depending on the company. The project will generate 7,000 construction jobs during construction.

“Today is an important milestone as we lay the foundation for future semiconductor growth in electronics to meet our customers’ demand for decades to come,” said TI’s Chairman and CEO. , Rich Templeton, in the release.

The industry has also just had a banner year. In 2021, global semiconductor industry sales totaled $555.9 billion with 1.15 trillion semiconductors sold, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. Those sales were up 26.2% from the $440.4 billion total in 2020, even with supply chain issues.

SIA CEO and President John Neuffer said the increase in chip creation was in response to growing demand and said in the statement that production had reached “unprecedented levels” last year.

“The demand for semiconductor production is expected to increase significantly in the coming years as chips become increasingly integrated into the essential technologies of today and tomorrow,” Neuffer said in the press release.

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’80s Movies That Deserve the Top Gun: Maverick Treatment https://masterdiver.net/80s-movies-that-deserve-the-top-gun-maverick-treatment/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/80s-movies-that-deserve-the-top-gun-maverick-treatment/ Superior gun shines as iconic, still holding the love of many original fans. With Top Gun: Maverick recently released and already attracting attention as perhaps the best of both Superior gun movies, it raises the possibility of other past favorites that deserve a chance to shine again. Taking a film that had its heyday in […]]]>

Superior gun shines as iconic, still holding the love of many original fans. With Top Gun: Maverick recently released and already attracting attention as perhaps the best of both Superior gun movies, it raises the possibility of other past favorites that deserve a chance to shine again.

Taking a film that had its heyday in the ’80s and refreshing it for today’s audiences without losing the original’s luster can seem like a challenge three decades later. However, both Top Gun: Maverick and Prime Video Coming 2 America proved that it was a challenge worth taking. A lot of the magic is seeing the original cast bring their chemistry back to the screen. Pair that with a new plot to tie in with the original, and a winner emerges. But which films are worthy of such an honor? Here are some contenders.

RELATED: Top Gun: Maverick Perfected the Cheesy ’80s Sequel Formula – With a Modern Twist

What happens to the princess bride after she is finished being married?

So loved is the 1987 film The princess to be married that during the 2020 lockdown, a host of Hollywood actors pieced together and filmed the story in chapters away from home. While the production certainly exemplifies Hollywood’s desire to be behind the story, this isn’t a new movie to carry on the legacy. Many actors, including Cary Elwes (Westley), Robin Wright (Princess Buttercup), Mandy Patinkin (Iñigo Montoya) and Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) are still active in Hollywood. Perhaps if they were tempted by the good continuation of the story of Westley and Princess Buttercup, they would return to reprise their roles.


In the original film, Westley and Buttercup face trials to prove that true love triumphs over all. But love comes in many forms. They touched on romantic love; and then?

RELATED: Impractical Wildcards Borrowed From Princess Bride’s Most Ridiculous Scene

Ridgemont High’s teen fast times aren’t all that different from today

The 1982 coming-of-age comedy Fast times at Ridgemont High encapsulates the teenage experience in all its awkward glory. Of course, it’s a concept that never gets old. If the writers choose to take a storyline involving the children of previous characters Coming 2 America-style or take on adults in a new light, social awkwardness never dies. Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Robert Romanus are all currently active in Hollywood. And while Judge Reinhold and Phoebe Cates don’t have any current projects listed, they might just go along with the right story. It never hurts to ask, especially when fans would like to see them again.


Dirty and rotten scoundrels have a whole new generation to corrupt

In 1988, Steve Martin came to the screen as the charming con artist Freddy Benson. He entered into a hilarious lopsided partnership with polite con artist Lawrence Jamieson, played by Michael Cain. The two assume the other is their main rival while completely missing the mark. Dirty rotten villains left viewers rolling as the two undermined, sabotaged, and crossed paths at every turn, all while pretending to be civil.

RELATED: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Kumail Nanjiani on His Star Wars Character ‘Con-Man’

Since Martin and Cain are still filming work, they might be willing to consider returning to those roles. After all, Cain’s Jamieson spent the movie making Martin’s Benson a suave and sophisticated confidence man. How nice would it be to see them preparing the next generation?


Flight of the Navigator’s Max surely needs to see how humanity has changed

Disney isn’t afraid to dive into its archives and dust off old concepts, breathing new life into them. Sometimes these fall flat, especially with many of their rather forced animated sequels. But sometimes they do magic — Disney pun intended. They’ve already proven they can revamp a good sci-fi idea by updating the 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain and the release of 2009 Race to Witch Mountain. Surely they could take the 1986 alien encounter movie, Flight of the Navigatorand bring it back to life.

Flight of the Navigator has a very different take on the concept of alien and human interaction, time travel, and who needs who. However, its underlying message of sameness is still as relevant as ever. A reboot was announced in September 2021, directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, but it’s unclear if any of the original cast will make an appearance. The main actors, Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens and Sarah Jessica Parker, are always busy in Hollywood, so Disney wouldn’t have to go back in time to catch their actors.

RELATED: Stranger Things 4 Uses an Iconic ’80s Song as a Main Character’s Savior

The last unicorn has won the battle, but what about the war?

The 1982 animated feature film The last unicorn has a devoted audience and is currently being adapted for stage and live-action film. As exciting as it sounds, a direct sequel to the first film might still be worth exploring. The original film had an impressive cast of actors, including actor Jeff Bridges as Prince Lir, Mia Farrow as Unicorn, and Alan Arkin as Schmendrick the Magician. Seeing how the movie was animated and the main actors are still working, making a sequel could be as easy as finding the right plot. No aging needs to be addressed when it comes to the characters since they are voice actors. Thus, the characters could resume their story the next day without too much difficulty. After all, the red bull was pushed into the ocean, but what fear holds the beast there?

Twins: pushing the boundaries of genetic possibility in the name of comedy

It seems that successful reboots of movies like Top Gun: Maverick haven’t gone unnoticed as other highly rated 80s movies are currently expected to get the Top Gun: Maverick treatment. One of those movies is a 1988 comedy about long-lost brothers, Twins. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito reunite, not only with each other, but they have another long-lost brother. They are Triplets. It is currently in pre-production with no release date announced due to the unfortunate passing of its director, Ivan Reitman. In March 2022, Schwarzenegger reassured fans that the project was still on the way once they found a new director, which is good news because not only does the cast include Schwarzenegger and DeVito, but Eddie Murphy and Tracy Morgan are also there. Now that’s a comedy gold lineup.


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Maverick movie night, popcorn included https://masterdiver.net/maverick-movie-night-popcorn-included/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:00:36 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/maverick-movie-night-popcorn-included/ Ship life is tough, and ship life while said ship is in drydock for maintenance in Norfolk is its own kind of shit, as anyone who has followed the Navy in recent months has come to understand. So big Zulu bravo to Captain Judd Krier, skipper of the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima, who took […]]]>

Ship life is tough, and ship life while said ship is in drydock for maintenance in Norfolk is its own kind of shit, as anyone who has followed the Navy in recent months has come to understand.

So big Zulu bravo to Captain Judd Krier, skipper of the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima, who took his massive crew of 700 sailors – minus the service section, of course – to see “Top Gun: Maverick” in a theater local late last month.

The Daily Press first reported on this act of good CO’ing, where Krier even jumped for sailors’ drinks and popcorn.

The idea came to Krier as he huddled with his command team and looked for ways to make things less strenuous for his crew as the ship underwent maintenance at the General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk shipyard in Virginia, according to the Daily Press.

“It’s a chance for everyone to connect with a great Navy movie,” Krier told the publication.

Kudos to Krier for taking care of his men and women during this maintenance period and for giving future commanders, executive officers, and command chiefs throughout the service a glimpse of what good leadership and reinforcement looks like. morale.

Last month, the Iwo Jima team was treated to a visit from several WWE pro wrestling superstars ahead of their show in Norfolk.

Iwo Jima Chief Engineer, Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Davis took some time to explain shipyard operations to Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins, known collectively as the Street Profits.

It’s still unclear if Davis, Krier or the other Iwo Jima shipmates on the tour gave the high-flying duo any advice on how to dethrone WWE’s undisputed and dastardly champions The Usos, who don’t would ever take a whole crew to see a movie. at their expense…probably.

Whatever your stance on Navy morale-building activities, we can all agree that Ford’s frog splash is a thing of beauty – a dive the Navy should most definitely incorporate into their swim test qualifications. .

Eddie Guerrero would be proud.

Observation Post is the Military Times’ one-stop-shop for everything off-duty. Stories may reflect the author’s observations.

Geoff is a senior reporter for the Military Times, specializing in the navy. He has covered Iraq and Afghanistan extensively and was recently a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He welcomes all kinds of advice at geoffz@militarytimes.com.

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A man and his love affair with the ocean https://masterdiver.net/a-man-and-his-love-affair-with-the-ocean/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:15:36 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/a-man-and-his-love-affair-with-the-ocean/ Nickardo Dennis shares a moment with guest divers after a morning dive. WEDNESDAY was celebrated as World Oceans Day, but for veteran Sandals South Coast scuba instructor Nickardo Dennis, the day was no different as he celebrates the ocean 365 days a year. Growing up in the seaside community of Belmont in Westmoreland, Dennis is […]]]>

Nickardo Dennis shares a moment with guest divers after a morning dive.

WEDNESDAY was celebrated as World Oceans Day, but for veteran Sandals South Coast scuba instructor Nickardo Dennis, the day was no different as he celebrates the ocean 365 days a year.

Growing up in the seaside community of Belmont in Westmoreland, Dennis is a third-generation sailor.

“My grandfather and father were fishermen, so my brother and I always followed them out to sea on their fishing expeditions,” Dennis said. “But we actually learned to swim by sneaking around and going out to sea with our older cousins. We took advantage of every opportunity to jump into the water.

He said he always knew his life’s purpose was waiting somewhere out there in the ocean and he believed he could find the answer in the hospitality industry.

“I worked in Negril for almost a year until 2005 when I heard the new Sandals South Coast (then Sandals Whitehouse) was hiring,” Dennis said. He applied for a job as a lifeguard because working at Sandals South Coast would allow him to do what he loved but closer to home.

“Sandals South Coast is where my career really took off,” said the dive instructor. He said it was also the perfect training ground with his first watersports manager, Reginald Vickers, playing a major role in his career. “From the start, Mr. Vickers saw something in me that I didn’t even see in myself.”

“Back then, as lifeguards, we used to do swim training refreshes every month and swim competitions to determine the strongest swimmers. Growing up by the sea and swimming since I was six years old, I thought, clearly, I had this in the bag. That was until I struggled to keep up with my colleagues,” Dennis said.

He said the experience made him realize two things. He was playing at a different level and desperately needed practice. “Sandals have a lot to learn, but I had to be open to the process.”

Some people said that Dennis was lucky to have found his purpose and to do what he truly loves every day, but he reminded them that he never stopped preparing through training.

From training focused on team building and service excellence, which shaped the hospitality professional he is today, to training focused on the environment like fish identification, buoyancy peak and diving against debris and so many others, that’s Dennis’ story.

While working as a lifeguard, an opportunity arose for him to work in the field of activities. “In the activities, I was teaching guests about sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, etc. I was also starting to develop a real interest in boats,” Dennis said. After his working hours he hung out with the boat captains and learned to drive the boats and by the time he got his coxswain’s license he could drive all the boats in his department except the dive boat.

“The dive boat…it was the dream,” Dennis said. “Before I left the south coast, Clifford Kelly, a boat captain, was the one who taught me how to drive the dive boat. But there was a challenge at the time; the dive boat captain had to be at least a rescue diver,” Dennis said. He admitted that at that time he had no interest in diving. “When I did the open water training and the advanced dive training, it was only to be able to meet the requirements of one day being the captain of the dive boat.”

In 2008, he became a certified rescue diver, but his interest was always in driving the boats.

“Being on the dive boat as much as I did, I found myself interacting more with the divers. sharing their experience in the ‘blue room,'” Dennis said. “Soon I wanted to be a part of it.” He said that over time, he started to become a lot more comfortable with diving and that slowly but surely his passion for diving quickly replaced his love for boats.

“It’s funny sometimes how life has a way of redirecting you to your destiny,” Dennis reflected. He is very grateful to Keith Myrie, boat captain and dive instructor, who introduced him to diving, and to water sports manager Rowan Williams, who was instrumental in encouraging him to obtain a dive master certification. and diving instructor.

As a scuba instructor since 2012, Dennis has taught approximately 2,000 divers at various levels – from introductory course; discover scuba diving; PADI® Scuba Diver and Open Water certification for advanced diving certification; rescue diver and dive master courses. On average, Dennis, affectionately known as the “Scuba Genie”, sees around 20 divers per month. He is currently one of five dive instructors at Sandals South Coast and possibly the first PADI® certified dive instructor in the Whitehouse, Westmoreland area.

After a decade of helping others explore the beauty of the ocean, Dennis can truly call it his goal. “I feel immense joy going out to sea with my guests every day and watching struggling students grow into fully-fledged certified divers.”

“I consider the ocean my second home. I love it dearly and all the marine life and ecosystems that thrive within its walls and it hurts my heart to see it suffer,” Dennis said.

Meanwhile, he said irresponsible fishing practices and trash disposal had helped destroy the reefs. “The ocean is not what it was when I was a kid growing up in a community that depended on the ocean for my livelihood,” he said.

But he believes there is hope. He said the creation of the Whitehouse Marine Sanctuary by the Sandals Foundation and the installation of a team of marine rangers to patrol the beach has definitely led to an increase in fish biomass in the area. “We see the difference during our dives and it’s a good feeling.”

“People don’t necessarily understand the amount of work it takes to do what we do professionally. It takes a tremendous amount of discipline and dedication,” Dennis said. “Sometimes I look back on my life and am amazed at how far I’ve come. I’ve had setbacks along the way, but I’m not focusing on those.

Dennis carefully explores the reef during a dive.

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Bowen Yang is ready for a scorching summer https://masterdiver.net/bowen-yang-is-ready-for-a-scorching-summer/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 04:00:03 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/bowen-yang-is-ready-for-a-scorching-summer/ Shit, I’m dried out. I know you are too. That’s why on ELLE.com’s Thirst Trap series, we ask tough questions like “Why are you so gorgeous?” and “How does it feel to be an oasis in the desert of life?” Drink! You’re welcome. Bowen Yang prepares for a scorching summer. He has just finished an […]]]>

Shit, I’m dried out. I know you are too. That’s why on ELLE.com’s Thirst Trap series, we ask tough questions like “Why are you so gorgeous?” and “How does it feel to be an oasis in the desert of life?” Drink! You’re welcome.


Bowen Yang prepares for a scorching summer. He has just finished an exceptional season on SNL, and now headlined the hot new movie fire island, a gay romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice. Yang is also the new face of Absolut’s Out & Open campaign, which brings together independent gay and lesbian bars and helps fund the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) to ensure social spaces for queer communities continue to thrive. .

“The first time I walked past a gay bar, I knew there was something special going on there, before I could even walk in,” Yang told ELLE.com. (He wrote a love letter to that bar, a famous downtown New York tavern called the Eastern Bloc, as part of his campaign duties.) “I didn’t even know how to order a drink,” laughs -he. “But I knew this place had my back. We need to make sure we keep them open so that the next generation can also be awkward, amazed and supported.

here is the A 31-year-old’s advice on getting a bartender’s attention, keeping your head held high in a day job and how to get invited to a party SNL after the party.

Do you remember the first gay bar you went to?

Of course. I had come to New York to go to NYU. I was living with my sister at the time, and I was walking past this bar called Eastern Bloc in the East Village. It had this fascinating brutalist aesthetic, and, you know, even from afar, I could tell it was a place where people could be themselves, no matter that meant.

So you snuck out when you were 18…

Would you believe, I really did not have a fake [ID] At New York? I feel like I deserve the key to the city for that! But once I was 21, I explored everything the bars… but Eastern Bloc never left my heart, you know? Now we really mourn the closure of these places, so I think there’s something really special about what Absolut does. They’re doing these stories in queer contexts, and the more people watch, the more we can collectively help LGBTQ+ bars and businesses exist in the future.

What was your first drink order?

Do you like whiskey sours and fuzzy navels? I know, like really, really amateur hour stuff. But once I felt a bit sophisticated and somehow cultured, I’d make an absolut vodka martini with a twist. It was my next level drink.

What’s your best tip for getting a bartender’s attention, especially on a crowded Pride party?

I have no advice to offer, because, bartenders? They still ignore me.

Nope! Now that you’re famous, surely you get served first?

I do not know! I think that’s the beautiful thing about a gay bar – there’s something democratizing about it. Unless you’re like… who shall I say? Like, Matthew Bomer. Unless you’re him, or look like you got pulled from the Calvin Klein ad or something. Unless it’s like that, my advice is to just maintain eye contact, like really lean in and just, like, shoot them down with your mug. The other thing you can do is the double bend wing. Bend over with both elbows on the bar as if you were about to tell a story around a campfire. That’s how they know you’re ready.

Drink before a comedy, yes or no?

I haven’t recently. But once in a while, on Tuesday evenings [during SNL rehearsals]sometimes you’re taken to the host’s dinner party, when some cast members and Lorne [Michaels] and some producers eat with the host. And sometimes, if you’re a cast member and you still have sketches in the mix, you’re expected to go back to work and write until witchcraft time. In that case, I’ll have an espresso martini because I can get back to work! It’s a super functional cocktail.

Did you get to drink with Kim Kardashian when she was hosting?

I did it! I had a drink with Kim… Actually when I ordered my drink [at the after-party], I was a little disgusted because my skit with her had been cut. They put it on the internet the next day, and it had a life of its own, which I can appreciate. But at the time, I was a little morose. And so I ordered, like, a bourbon on the rocks. And then I hear a voice behind me: “What are you drinking? Drink champagne with me! And I turned around from the bar, and it was Khloé Kardashian, saying, “That’s so sad! Do you drink bourbon on the rocks? Drink champagne!” And I was like, “Whatever you say, Khloé! I’ll do anything you say. So I got called for my drink order, which I love. And then started drinking a few flutes of champagne.

True or False: You worked at One King’s Lane before landing SNL.

I did it! I did it for five years!

Do you have any advice for people who still have day jobs? How do you make room for your creative pursuits when you’re also working hard to pay the bills?

I have advice, but it’s nothing more than the general “KEEP DOING IT”. There really is no secret other than tenacity. Go on and absolve yourself of the guilt you feel for not devoting more time to daily work or devoting enough time to the passion project. Just try to get rid of the guilt on either side as much as possible. I mean, New York in general is “doing something to do something else”. Exactly. I remember watching Shonda Rhimes’ keynote speech at Dartmouth, and that was the whole point. She said, “Do something now so you can do something later.” Nobody wants to start like that, but that’s exactly how we start!

Your Instagram account is @FayeDunaway. Did the real Faye Dunaway say anything about it?

I have a reliable source that, yes, she has reached out to people at SNL hoping to confront me on air. That tells me she’s aware of the hilt and who I am… And that would all be fun, of course, but I mean whatever equivalent mental version of a Marvel movie workout I need. I need to fortify my mind for this encounter…I mean, share space with Faye Dunaway, mentally? She is incredible. It’s an icon. So I really need to prepare myself.

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear https://masterdiver.net/chevrolet-detroit-grand-prix-presented-by-lear/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:31:35 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/chevrolet-detroit-grand-prix-presented-by-lear/ It’s time for one last dive into the iconic James Scott Memorial Fountain for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES this weekend with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear at Belle Isle Park Raceway. As 26 drivers prepare for one of the toughest street races on the calendar, all eyes are on 2023 as the […]]]>

It’s time for one last dive into the iconic James Scott Memorial Fountain for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES this weekend with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear at Belle Isle Park Raceway.

As 26 drivers prepare for one of the toughest street races on the calendar, all eyes are on 2023 as the Detroit race moves from the scenic vistas of Belle Isle Park, an island on the Detroit River, to the busy streets of downtown Detroit. .

All drivers like to be the first to conquer a new circuit, but they also like to be the last to take the checkered flag on a circuit. Belle-Île is no exception. Today’s race will be the 30th and last on the island’s bumpy streets, and only one NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver will be known as the last driver to win at Belle Isle and celebrate by jumping into the famous fountain behind Victory Circle.

Firestone supplies more than 1,400 tires for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. The tires feature the same technology that Firestone Racing used in that race weekend last year, which was a double-header event. The unique nature of the track, which is 80 percent concrete, is unlike anything Firestone makes tires for. Each entry received six sets of main tires (black), four sets of alternate tires (red) and five sets of rain tires (grey).

Racing drivers and islanders are expecting a cool, cloudy day, with high temperatures around 70 degrees by the time the green flag drops around 3:45 p.m. (ET). Race day coverage begins at 3 p.m., live on USA Network, Peacock Premium and the INDYCAR Radio Network. You can listen to live broadcast radio on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, INDYCAR.com and the INDYCAR mobile app powered by NTT DATA.

You can prepare for a fantastic day of racing by attending Indy Lights Race 2 presented by Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Detroit at 12:10 p.m., live on Peacock Premium, INDYCAR Live! and the INDYCAR radio network.

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for today’s action:

street fight

If you poll every NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver in the paddock on the most physically challenging circuit on the calendar, a majority, not all, would point to Belle Isle Park Raceway.

Although the surface is mostly concrete, there are asphalt in some areas and many bumps that shake the NTT INDYCAR SERIES cars in many directions. Simply put, Belle Isle is a 14-turn, 2.35-mile urban course that features hard braking zones and fast straights that reward the daring and punish the inaccurate.

Even the training sessions this weekend proved it. Drivers who have derailed or made contact with the wall include Kyle Kirkwood, David Malukas, Colton Herta, Romain Grosjean, Jimmie Johnson, Will Power, Dalton Kellett, Felix Rosenqvist and Rinus VeeKay.

For Kirkwood, Kellett, Grosjean and Rosenqvist, their incidents were heavy hits with the wall that required extended work on their respective cars.

“It’s just tricky,” said reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Alex Palou. “There’s not a lot of grip and there are so many bumps. If you are not comfortable with the car, you cannot enjoy it 100%.

Last year’s race weekend was survival of the fittest. Marcus Ericsson took his first career victory after a late red flag catapulted him into the lead when Power’s car failed to restart. It launched an upward career trajectory for Ericsson, who won the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge last weekend.

Pato O’Ward won the second race of the double weekend, beating two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden in a late-race battle over different tire strategies.

It’s not always about knowing where to start

As we said, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear is a race that is truly survival of the fittest, and qualifying isn’t as important as at other racetracks.

In the previous 29 races, the race has only been won four times from the first starting position: Robby Gordon (1995), Helio Castroneves (2001), Scott Dixon (2012) and Graham Rahal (2017).

Additionally, the race has only been won five more times from the other front row position: Bobby Rahal (1992), Alex Zanardi (1998), Mike Conway (2013), Dixon (2018) and Josef Newgarden (2019).

Last year, Marcus Ericsson won from 15th place and Pato O’Ward won from 16th place. These aren’t stats Newgarden and Takuma Sato want to hear as they line up first and second on the grid, respectively.

The average starting position for a Detroit race winner is 6.3. So if you’re looking for today’s race winner, it might be safer to look at rows three and four than row one. Rookie David Malukas starts sixth today and Colton Herta starts seventh.

But don’t count someone coming from the back of the field. Five times the winner of the race has started outside the top 10: Ericsson, O’Ward, Sébastien Bourdais (13th in 2016), Carlos Munoz (20th in 2015) and Will Power (16th in 2014).

Tire wear and the surrounding pit strategy will make today’s race on the 14-turn, 2.35-mile street circuit interesting. With the alternate Firestone tires (red) producing great speeds for just a few laps, this will allow teams in the back half of the field to use strategy to move up the leaderboard.

“It will be interesting,” said three-time Belle Isle winner Dixon of today’s race. “I think on paper it’s an easy two-stop race with fuel, but the reds are literally about two laps, so that’s definitely going to spice things up. I don’t know how that will work out. We’ll have to see and play by ear and hopefully we’ll be lucky because it will take that.

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Talking Strange: Bigfoot Hunt, Kesha Gets Scary, and Conjuring House Sold https://masterdiver.net/talking-strange-bigfoot-hunt-kesha-gets-scary-and-conjuring-house-sold/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 21:26:30 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/talking-strange-bigfoot-hunt-kesha-gets-scary-and-conjuring-house-sold/ Jack Osbourne Chases Bigfoot With Jason Mewes, Plus Kesha’s Spooky Bucket List Jay trades Silent Bob for Bigfoot and Jack Osbourne. Travel Channel announced this week that actor Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob strike back) would join Osbourne – paranormal enthusiast, producer and host of The Osbournes want to believe and co-principal […]]]>

Jack Osbourne Chases Bigfoot With Jason Mewes, Plus Kesha’s Spooky Bucket List

Jay trades Silent Bob for Bigfoot and Jack Osbourne. Travel Channel announced this week that actor Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob strike back) would join Osbourne – paranormal enthusiast, producer and host of The Osbournes want to believe and co-principal investigator on Portals to Hell — for a two-hour “Legendary Creature Outback Wild Hunt” on Sunday, June 26. Entitled The Night of Terror by Jack Osbourne: Bigfoot, the peculiarity of the pair exploring the Priest Lake area in Idaho, as well as consulting with Sasquatch researchers. It looks like a lot of footsie snootchie bootchie.

Meanwhile, musician Kesha joins Discovery+ to Summon Keshaa supernatural exploration series launching on Friday, July 8, where the pop superstar seeks to “broaden his understanding of the universe, traveling to the heart of darkness, while checking his paranormal bucket list.”

Over the course of six episodes, and with guests such as comedian Whitney Cummings, she hunts ghosts at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Tennessee, chases Bigfoot at Mount Shasta in California, and films at an Odd Fellows lodge. Paranormal pop culture, indeed.

(Source: Travel Channel)

This week on the Talking Strange podcast

Roz Hernandez, comedian, semi-retired drag queen and podcast host, Phantom ! By Roz Hernández speaks of his love for Celebrity Ghost Stories! and wonders why we haven’t found Bigfoot yet. Listen below:

Until next time: be nice, stay scary and stay weird.

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