Farrah Fawcett Foundation To Honor Stand Up To Cancer At TexMex Fiesta

first_imgThe Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF) announced today its highly-anticipated event, Tex-Mex Fiesta, returns this year for a special evening to honor Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and its Council of Founders and Advisors including Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela O. Williams, Ellen Ziffren, Katie Couric, Kathleen Lobb, and Sung Poblete with The Angel Award for excellence in innovative cancer research.The star-studded event, co-chaired by actress Jaclyn Smith and Dr. Lawrence Piro, will return to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Guests will enjoy a raffle led by George Hamilton and Fred Willard, a special musical performance, a one-of-a-kind live auction, and more. Award-winning restaurant El Cholo will cater the fiesta-style event, a theme inspired by the late Farrah Fawcett and her home state of Texas. The Tex-Mex Fiesta was first held in 2015, and raised over $500,000 to help support the cause. Proceeds from this year’s event will once again benefit Stand Up To Cancer.Farrah Fawcett established the Farrah Fawcett Foundation in 2007 shortly after her own cancer diagnosis, with the goal of finding a cure by supporting cutting-edge research. Since Fawcett’s passing in 2009 from anal cancer, a type of cancer that is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) in up to ninety percent of cases, the Foundation’s President and CEO Alana Stewart has fought to carry out Farrah’s wishes. In 2013, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation joined forces with Stand Up To Cancer to create the SU2C-FFF Translational Research Team, headed by Dr. Ellis Reinherz and Dr. Robert Haddad at Dana Farber in Boston. The Team is now conducting a clinical trial with a therapeutic vaccine for those patients that have no other treatment options. The FFF is also committed to creating patient assistance funds, and supports prevention and awareness programs.“We are thrilled to honor SU2C at our second Tex-Mex Fiesta and to continue raising funds for cancer research in Farrah’s memory,” said Alana Stewart. “Our partnership with SU2C has expedited treatment options for all HPV-related cancers. Farrah wanted to make a difference and this night will help further that goal.”Tickets to “Tex-Mex Fiesta” start at $1,000. To purchase tickets for the event, please contact texmex@jamesgrp.net or (818) 245-6194.last_img read more

Top Chefs Ask New Yorkers To Dine Out For Heroes With Bob

first_imgCelebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli — joined by Mario Batali, Rocco DiSpirito, Tony Fortuna, Chris Santos, and Geoffrey Zakarian — is calling upon New York City’s restaurants and diners to honor our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day through the 4th Annual Dine Out for Heroes, a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation.The Food Network personality and executive chef of Butter Restaurant was drawn to the fundraiser for wounded veterans because of its simplicity.“Dine Out for Heroes is a great way for restaurants to honor those who’ve served while offering diners the opportunity to enjoy a great meal. I am thrilled to lead a culinary council whose goal is to raise awareness for this important initiative,” said Guarnaschelli. “November 11th is Veterans Day and if you are planning on going out to dinner choose a restaurant that is participating in Dine Out For Heroes.”Restaurants wishing to take part simply pledge to donate $1 per customer served on Veterans Day. In addition to Butter, some of this year’s participating restaurants include Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C., Beauty & Essex, Del Posto, Esca, The Lambs Club, The National Bar & Dining Rooms, Otto, The Stanton Social, T-Bar Restaurant and Lounge, and Vandal.Participating restaurants will be highlighted on the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s website, as well as by sponsor OpenTable, making it simple for diners to make reservations. Collateral materials like window clings will be provided to restaurants, a great way to entice customers — including the estimated half-million people who will visit Manhattan to watch the city’s annual Veterans Day Parade.‘Dine Out for Heroes’ is spearheaded by restaurateurs Peter and Penny Glazier, founders of Glazier Works, with Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox, founders of the New York Comedy Festival, and Bob and Lee Woodruff, co-founders of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.“I wanted to create an opportunity that would allow the restaurant industry and the community to offer support to veterans,” Penny Glazier explained.‘Dine Out for Heroes’ (#Dine4Heroes) will follow on the heels of the 11th annual Stand Up for Heroes, a collaboration between the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival that has raised more than $40 million to date to support injured service members and their families.Together, these efforts will continue to honor the sacrifice of returning veterans—especially those who have been wounded. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $45 million in programs supporting impacted veterans, service members and their families.Dine Out for Heroes is made possible by sponsors OpenTable, Jack Daniel’s, and Performance Food Service Metro NY.Restaurants and diners can learn more about this year’s Dine Out for Heroes by visiting BobWoodruffFoundation.org/Dine4Heroes.last_img read more

PhotoVideo Gallery Old Fort Road slide on October 1st

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Luis Suarez Addresses Message of Support for Abdelhak Nouri

Rabat – FC Barcelona star Luis Suarez has addressed a message of support for Dutch-Moroccan Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri who has suffered a permanent brain damage.Suarez shared a picture on Twitter where he is seen, back when he was an Ajax player, alongside Nouri as a child at the Dutch club’s academy. Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is also seen in the photo.“Very sorry because of what happened with Appie, we are with you. STAY STRONG », tweeted Suarez in English and Spanish. Very sorry because of what happened with Appie, we are with you. STAY STRONG ?? #staystrongappie @AFCAjax pic.twitter.com/iGoSEQJ6uz— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) July 13, 201720-year old Nouri collapsed on July 8 during a friendly game between Ajax and Werder Bremen in Austria.The midfielder was flown to hospital and was later diagnosed with permanent and serious brain damage.“This is the worst possible news we could get. It is devastating. Our thoughts are with his parents, his brothers and sisters and the rest of his family”, said former Dutch goalkeeper and Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar.Several former and current Dutch football stars expressed their grief at the sad news and expressed support for Nouri and his family.Appie, as Nouri is called in Ajax, was a promising young player adored by his team mates and Ajax fans, Goal reported.“Everyone loves Appie,” said Ajax coach Marcel Keizer. read more

UNP slams attempts to sabotage reconciliation efforts

The UNP welcomes the statement of the Cabinet of ministers, the Prime Minister and the President to use the full force of the law against those causing religious tensions, racial hatred and undermining the efforts at reconciliation since the new government came to power. “No individual or organization causing religious tensions should be allowed to escape prosecution. Sri Lanka cannot be pulled back to the dark days of war when tens of thousands of lives were lost. The economic stagnation and international isolation are things of the past,” the UNP said.The UNP noted that however, political forces relegated to the dustbin of history are attempting to exploit extremism and extremists in the hope of returning to power. The UNP says with its strong commitment to national unity and harmony, it will resist such bankrupt political opportunists and urge the authorities to swiftly bring them to justice. They will not prevail.The UNP has faith in the vast majority of Sri Lankans to protect the freedoms they enjoy under the new unity government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. (Colombo Gazette) At the January 2015 presidential election as well as the August 2015 general election, the UNP and its allies received a mandate for their reconciliation efforts. The UNP will not waver in ensuring that ethnic peace, religious harmony and rule of law are maintained. The United National Party noted with deep concern the recent attempts by subversive elements to sabotage the reconciliation efforts of the national unity Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Malik Samarawickrama, Chairman of the United National Party said that since its founding, the UNP has remained a secular political party fostering unity while building a truly Sri Lankan identity. A corner stone of every religion is non-violence and the respect for others. Those who spread hate and instigate violence are only undermining the faiths they claim to protect.The UNP joins the President and the Prime Minister in urging the law enforcement authorities to bring to justice those responsible for hate crimes. There is no place for religious intolerance and racial hatred in the 21st century Sri Lanka as it emerges a peaceful, stable and a strong economy and a beacon of hope for democracy. read more

Clarification to Aug 16 story slugged MilitaryVehicles

OTTAWA — In a story Friday, Aug. 16, about the federal government’s plans to award a sole-source contract for hundreds of light armoured vehicles to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, The Canadian Press included perspective from a defence analyst at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, which describes itself as a non-profit organization specializing in non-partisan, unbiased and independent analysis of Canadian public policy options. The story should have acknowledged that in its most recent annual report, General Dynamics Land Systems is listed as one of several of the institute’s financial sponsors.The Canadian Press

UN envoy discusses Darfur with Sudanese African Union officials

Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, met with Presidential adviser Magzoub Alkhalifa and Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, the Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson in Sudan, a UN spokesman told reporters in New York.Mr. Pronk also attended a swearing-in ceremony yesterday for a leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), Minni Minawi, who was appointed a Special Assistant to the President and ex-officio head of the Transitional Darfur Regional Authority, the spokesman added.In May, the Sudanese Government and several rebel groups signed the Darfur Peace Agreement but the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Abdelwahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) refused to accept the accord.President al Bashir has agreed on the need to strengthen the AU force in Sudan and consolidate the peace accord but has so far rejected the idea of a UN operation as being colonial or having a hidden objective, a charge that Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other world body officials have repeatedly rejected. The AU has itself called for UN peacekeepers to take over in Darfur. read more

Britains most unpopular railway station revealed

Glasgow Queen Street  Passengers’ top priorities for stations include arrival time information, waiting rooms and the overall look and feel of the station, according to Transport Focus.The second worst score was given for the station serving Gatwick Airport, followed by Oxford, and Clapham Junction. These saw satisfaction ratings of 66 per cent, 67 per cent and 69 per cent respectively.Glasgow Queen Street, the third busiest railway station in Scotland, is being upgraded to modernise its appearance and increase its capacity. The station currently handles approximately 20 million passengers a year. This is expected to increase to 28 million by 2030.Under plans, the redevelopment of the station will be completed by June 2019.Commenting on Glasgow Queen Street’s poor satisfaction rating Anthony Smith, the chief executive of Transport Focus, said: “While Glasgow Queen Street is being redeveloped it’s vital that the ScotRail Alliance continues to talk to passengers about the improvements and makes sure staff are on hand to help.”The top four stations were London King’s Cross, London St Pancras, Birmingham New Street and Reading, which all had satisfaction ratings above 90 per cent. A “third world” railway station where passengers are too embarrassed to take friends and relatives has been revealed as Britain’s most unpopular.Only 58 per cent of passengers said they were “satisfied” with Glasgow Queen Street, according to a survey conducted by the independent rail watchdog Transport Focus.The survey was conducted between September and November last year, shortly after a £100 million modernisation project began at the city centre terminal.Passenger Cameron MacIntosh, 32, a sales adviser from Stirling, said: “The station is an absolute bomb site at the moment. It really looks like a place from the third world. I try and avoid it.”John McInnes, a 46-year-old technician from Cumbernauld, commented: “I hope they are going to finish it because it looks a disaster just now.”It’s embarrassing bringing friends or relations here. They can’t believe the mess of the place.” Only 58 per cent of passengers say they are “satisfied” with the stationCredit:Graeme Murray /PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Sony announces the x86powered PlayStation 4

first_imgThe wait is finally over, and despite what feels like years of leaks and guesses Sony has pulled the curtain back on their next generation console. Meet the “everything everywhere” PlayStation 4 concept, due out Holiday 2013.With six years to prepare, the stakes are high for Sony to deliver a mind-blowing game console. In an always connected world, with smartphones and tablets in every pocket, Sony has created a console that tries to connect every part of your life to the PlayStation experience. Rather than simply relying on its ability to play high definition, super deep new games, Sony has created a console that allows the player to share the experience in real time.While focused on delivering a product that focuses on instant on, downloading everything behind the scenes, and not waiting for a download to finish in order to play a game, Sony seems to have set the bar pretty high. The console’s features are all wrapped around playing games in a web focused social experience as well. You can record or live broadcast your gaming experience and share it using the dedicated social button on the new touch capable Dual Shock 4 controller.In order to deliver even half of the things Sony has promised, they need a powerful system. The PlayStation 4 promises to be a console made “by game creators, for game creators” and in order to do that they’ve stuffed the console with hardware. The “supercharged” AMD-based processor is coupled with an “advanced PC GPU” is coupled with 8GB of RAM and a “massive” hard drive. We don’t even actually know what the console will look like yet. There’s a secondary chip responsible for handling downloads so you aren’t interrupted during gameplay.While that’s very little in the way of specifics, the end result is the ability to play PS4 games even while broadcasting a live video feed and allowing another player remote access to the console though “Director mode”. The new controller includes a touch surface in the center, as well as a share and power button. The power button allows for instant suspend and resume console capabilities, and the share button controls everything from live broadcasting to publishing a screenshot on Facebook.Sony is focusing deeply on social features for the PlayStation 4. You can watch others play in real time, communicate across games, or keep an eye on a social feed of what your friends are up to on their consoles. Sony plans to use this information to deliver a targeted experience, going so far as to start downloading a game before you purchase it if the console thinks you are going to buy.The PlayStation 4 will use its Gaikai technology to stream games to you in replacement of a downloadable demo system, so your friends can share a game with you and you can start playing immediately. Sony has also announced that smartphones and tablets will have access to the social network, including the ability to watch live streams and comment while on the go. The idea is that you are always connected to your PlayStation 4, somehow.last_img read more

Yesterday my dream died Claudio Ranieris farewell statement is heartbreaking

first_img 61 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Feb 24th 2017, 5:47 PM http://the42.ie/3257608 ‘Yesterday my dream died’: Claudio Ranieri’s farewell statement is heartbreaking Reigning Premier League champs Leicester are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Ranieri. Share25 Tweet Email Follow us: the42.ie SACKED LEICESTER CITY manager Claudio Ranieri has broken his silence, describing the club’s fairytale Premier League success as “the greatest story in football” and “a time of wonderfulness and happiness that I will never forget.”The Italian was dismissed on Thursday evening, just nine months after leading Leicester to their incredible league title, with the struggling champions now only one point clear of the relegation zone.“Yesterday my dream died,” Ranieri wrote this evening in a heartfelt and poignant farewell.“After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League Champions all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always.“Sadly this was not to be.“I wish to thank my wife Rosanna and all my family for their never ending support during my time at Leicester. My thanks go to Paolo and Andrea who accompanied me on this wonderful journey. To Steve Kutner and Franco Granello for bringing me the opportunity to become a champion. Ranieri and Leicester in happier times. Source: PA Wire/PA Images“Mostly I have to thank Leicester City Football Club. The adventure was amazing and will live with me forever. Thank you to all the journalists and the media who came with us and enjoyed reporting on the greatest story in football. My heartfelt thanks to everybody at the club, all the players, the staff, everybody who was there and was part of what we achieved.“But mostly to the supporters. You took me into your hearts from day one and loved me. I love you too. No one can ever take away what we together have achieved and I hope you think about it and smile every day the way I always will.“It was a time of wonderfulness and happiness that I will never forget.“It’s been a pleasure and an honour to be a champion with all of you.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Mourinho pays tribute to axed Leicester boss Ranieri By Niall Kelly 32,951 Views Friday 24 Feb 2017, 5:47 PMlast_img read more

State House bans openly carried guns in public gallery

first_imgOLYMPIA — The state House on Monday joined the Senate in prohibiting people from openly carrying firearms in the public viewing area located over the floor where lawmakers sit.The decision was made Monday morning after a meeting between leaders from both sides of the aisle in that chamber, and also applies to openly carried knives. The House gallery rules will now include a line prohibiting “open-carried weapons such as guns, firearms, and blades.”House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, said that the clarification of the current rule banning demonstrations in the public galleries takes effect immediately, and that security staff have been notified and will hand out the list of restrictions to people who show up with openly carried weapons.“This is about how we operate within the House framework that allows us to get our work done,” Sullivan said. “This isn’t a question of Second Amendment rights. The fact that you can’t bring a sign into the gallery, although you have a First Amendment right of free speech … there are limitations. Within our rules, we believe we have the ability to restrict certain things that would distract from our ability to get work done.”Sullivan said the attorney general’s office was consulted over the weekend regarding constitutional issues surrounding the decision.“We believe that we’re on solid ground,” he said.Bob Calkins, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, said earlier constitutional concerns that the patrol had have been resolved and that the agency will abide by the House and Senate’s chamber rules.last_img read more

Police arrest man suspected of robbing Hollywood CVS on New Years Day

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have placed a man in custody suspected of robbing a Hollywood CVS on New Year’s Day.Abdul Scott was arrested on Wednesday night by Hollywood Police, facing the charge of robbery with a firearm.The 24-year-old allegedly was the man caught on camera robbing a CVS located near Hollywood Boulevard and 44th Avenue.Surveillance video captured a man police suspect is Scott slipping a note to the store clerk before pulling a gun on him.Scott faced a judge on Thursday morning and was issued no bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Plane skids off Pembroke Pines runway no injuries reported

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – No injuries have been reported after a plane skidded off of a runway at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.A student pilot was flying a Cessna 152 aircraft into the airport, located at 101 Southwest 77th Way, just after 10:30 a.m., Thursday.Officials said shortly after landing, the plane skidded off the runway and hit a sign before making a final stop in a grassy area.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where police and fire rescue units could be seen in front of the aircraft.The plane is said to have minor damage.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Shaky Times at ALM

first_imgBelow, via Gawker, is an internal memo from ALM CEO Bill Pollak [pictured above]:Folks, Several weeks ago, I wrote to you about our business results for the first quarter of 2008 and shared some of the challenges we face as a result of the credit squeeze and other market factors. I also described our intention to tighten our belts and reduce costs. With no change in sight on the economic horizon, the senior management team and I have spent the past few weeks examining our business options. Our goal was to find solutions that would lower expenses without compromising quality, and which would allow us to continue to invest in and meet our long term business goals. In particular, we all strongly agree on the need to continue investing in our Web infrastructure, while expanding ALM’s ability to generate and publish content online.We looked at each business with these questions in mind: Are we getting the right return on our investment? Do we need to keep doing this work? Can we do this work another way? We believe that while we are primarily doing the right work in the right way, there are changes we need to make immediately to respond to economic conditions.Some of these changes involve revising the timing or scope of planned initiatives. Others, however, are staff related and go beyond simply delaying the filling of open jobs. In total, we have decided to eliminate forty-two current positions across ALM and Incisive’s US operations. These staff reductions are distributed across businesses, locations and job levels and all the employees involved have already been notified.The business changes we will be making are also broad in scope. These include scaling back plans to grow Real Estate Media’s Florida publication into a monthly magazine; closing down the Operations Department of Incisive’s Norwalk, CT. office; and shifting Law Firm, Inc. from a print magazine to a digital product.Another change in business strategy – and the one that will have the greatest impact on staff – is our decision to restructure ALM’s Event Division and reassign management responsibility for many of our existing SRI conferences to Insight in Canada, Incisive’s Events group in London and ALM’s Legal Publishing Division. A number of SRI’s financial events will be eliminated.Accepting and working through change is never easy, and changes that affect our colleagues and friends can be particularly painful. We did not make these decisions lightly. But we know that our future success depends on our ability to align ourselves with our markets and clients, and to ensure we have the resources we need to develop and grow our brands. The changes announced today will not only help us during the current economic turbulence, but will make us stronger in the future.As always, if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a note at[Redacted].Bill Ever since British acquisition firm Incisive Media purchased U.S.-based ALM last July for $630 million, it seemed that the Apax Partners subsidiary was on the fast track, quickly evolving from an entrepreneurial startup to a b-to-b powerhouse.Now, it seems there is some apprehension from inside—mostly about revenues. Is the legal market not as recession-proof as once thought?Earlier this month, ALM slashed 42 jobs across the board. The company apparently is scaling back plans to grow Real Estate Media’s Florida publication into a monthly magazine and is shifting Law Firm, Inc. from print to online only.last_img read more

Its Blitz At 10 How The Dancefloor Classic Marked A New Era

first_imgNews Email Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ ‘It’s Blitz!’ Celebrates 10 Years its-blitz-10-how-dancefloor-classic-marked-new-era-yeah-yeah-yeahs https://twitter.com/YYYs/status/1104125884150108160 Twitter Facebook When the GRAMMY-nominated garage-rock heroes released their third studio album in March 2009, they explored new electronic sounds and showcased their buoyant versatility, most notably on the single “Heads Will Roll”Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Mar 18, 2019 – 3:45 pm In March 2009, New York garage-punk heroes Yeah Yeah Yeahs shared their highly anticipated third studio album, It’s Blitz!, with the world. Dropped a month ahead of its original release date (due to a then-all-too-frequent torrent site leak), the album showcased the band’s newly electronic-tinged, synth-enhanced sound, evoking a new sonic direction, but not one that rendered them unrecognizable. The LP and its unforgettable second single, “Heads Will Roll,” firmly placed frontwoman Karen O and bandmates Nick Zinner and Brian Chase as not only one of the bands to revitalize NYC’s punk scene a decade earlier, but as an act capable of evolving out of it. ‘It’s Blitz!’ At 10: How The Dancefloor Classic Marked A New Era For The Yeah Yeah Yeahs The album also earned the YYYs their third nomination—their first two LPs also earned category nods—for Best Alternative Music Album at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards. They were still, and will always be a rock group, but their shinier sound gave their music a new home under disco balls far and wide.Initially forming in New York City in the early ’00s, the trio, alongside contemporaries like LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes and Interpol, ultimately played an important role in Manhattan’s reemergence as a rock ‘n’ roll incubator. Their debut album, Fever To Tell, arrived in 2003, and Show Your Bones followed in 2006. By the time It’s Blitz! came along three years later, the YYYs’ third record allowed them to continue their leading role as sound pioneers in the alternative music space. The album embedded them deeply into the conscious of both alt-rock and alt-electronic spaces, with, as Stereogum accurately called, “dance music that had deep roots in a community of misfits.”2009 ended up being a big year in a lot of ways for the group, as they earned even widespread recognition and praise, performing at major festivals across the globe, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury.Showcasing their well-loved rock loudness in what many music critics lauded as a more polished package, It’s Blitz! utilized synths in a new way for the band, resulting in glittering ’70s disco and ’80s glam-punk sounds on louder tracks like “Zero,” “Dragon Queen” and “Heads Will Roll.” This was further balanced out by the relatively quieter, slower-paced tracks, like the album’s third and final single, “Skeletons,” a powerful slow burn that echoed their 2003 breakout single, “Maps.”With “Skeletons,” as well as the closing track “Little Shadow,” Karen O’s yelping voice shone but did not overshadow her anxious, self-reflective lyrics, which revealed a conversation with her dark side: “Patience, shadow / For all your sight, there’s no sight to see. / Little shadow, little shadow / To the night, will you follow me?” That just goes to show: It doesn’t always matter how successful you become: No one is immune to uncertainty about the future. In the video for “Zero” Karen sings, “You’re never so far gone / so get your leather on” as she puts on her now-iconic studded leather moto jacket. This jacket, complete with “KO” emblazoned on the back, became an indelible part of her instantly recognizable fashion sense and was one of the many pieces designed by stylist Christian Joy, whose career arguably took off by exclusively designing costumes for Karen O. In the video she dances through the streets—and on top of a car—in San Francisco, Calif. until she meets her bandmates to play in an alley and a corner store. It is a simple concept, but feels big and fun, not unlike the album as a whole.”It’s one of the simplest videos we’ve done—a lot of me walking around and joining up with the guys here and there. But I’m trying to live out a rock star fantasy of what I’d want to look and act like with this record, things I’ve always secretly been smacking my lips about,” Karen O told Pitchfork at the time. “What was really important in the process of making this record was that we made them in a really conventional, organic way at first. We had no idea that this was going to turn into more of an electronic-sounding record in the beginning. What I like least about electronic music is that there’s often an emotional detachment, so it was really important for me to avoid that,” she continued.Both guitarist Zinner and drummer Chase adapted to their new sound in the studio, with Zinner teaching himself the keyboard/piano and Chase creating different beats on the drums to chop up into different sounds on the album. The group spent several months at Sonic Ranch in Texas with their longtime producer, TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, who also worked on their first two albums.They also brought on Nick Launay for production for the first time, who explained his and Sitek’s complementary work styles in a 2009 interview, saying, “We have very different approaches to making records. Dave is very good with electronic stuff, that’s his thing. He’s very quick at working with sequencing and electronic elements, whereas my strength is more in emotion and organic stuff. I think the record works really well because they both complement each other and rub against each other in a way that makes it very interesting. There’s a rebellious nature to that record, and there’s also a lot of beauty.”Meanwhile, ultimate dancefloor bop “Heads Will Roll” immediately placed Karen O among ’80s pop powerhouses like Pat Benatar and Blondie’s Debbie Harry.”I feel like we’ve been trying to write a dance song that we love since the first EP, but we’ve never succeeded,” Karen O told Clash Music in August 2009. “I think one of the big sentiments that has not changed whatsoever is that we want to make a raucous, noisy, emotionally cathartic sound. We were living in New York at a time when people stood there with their arms crossed in the audience and just felt really indifferent or ambivalent about music.”At the time, “Heads Will Roll” resonated with a diverse set of listeners: the longstanding punk lovers, the indie-rock die-hards, the house music heads, the ’80s pop nostalgia crew, the disco-lovers and lots of people in between.Remixes of the song were endless, beginning with Canadian DJ/Producer A-Trak’s official remix, which came shortly after the song was released as a single in June 2009. More followed, along with a remix EP as well as unauthorized ones, including one six years later in 2015, where a SoundCloud user JVH-C sped up the song and looped the “dance ’til you’re dead” lyrics. While this remix doesn’t do justice to the actual song, it became “internet-famous” in the meme world and, along with placements of various versions of the song on TV shows (including “Glee”), video games and movies, kept the song relevant long after its late ’00s peak. Commenting on how It’s Blitz! reflected the YYYs’ garage-rock past and experimental future, Karen O said it best: “It sounds like it’s going to be our most punk record—it’s punk in spirit, at least. There’s definitely more ‘bliss’ for me on there than ‘blitz,’ but with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs there’s always got to be that ‘tz’ at the end. Otherwise, it doesn’t feel like us.”Robyn, The Isley Brothers & HAIM To Headline Pitchfork Music Fest 2019Read morelast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Gake Woods Complete Research Projects At Worcester Polytechnic Institute

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Two Wilmington students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) recently completed intense, hands-on research projects.Matthew Woods, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in mechanical engineering, was a member of a student team that completed a project in Massachusetts. The project was titled Habitat for Humanity: Cultural Assessment of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStores. In their project summary, the students wrote, “In the course of undertaking participant and non-participant observation as well as competitive benchmarking, we were able to discern that the problem is not the donation process, but breakdowns within the organization.”Michael Gake, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in industrial engineering and professional writing, was a member of a student team that completed a project in Nantucket. The project was titled Waste Characterization: Study & Outreach on Nantucket. In their project summary, the students wrote, “This project developed a waste characterization process for the Department of Public Works that was then conducted to collect data about the waste stream.”At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.“The WPI project-based curriculum brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the global community to apply their knowledge to solve real problems,” said Professor Kent Rissmiller, interim dean of WPI’s Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division. “Students are immersed in a new setting, solving open-ended problems and working with people of different backgrounds-all valuable perspectives for surviving and thriving in today’s global marketplace. They also learn the meaning and magic of teamwork; make a real and meaningful difference in their host community; and gain a competitive edge for any resume, or graduate or professional school application.”About Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more.(NOTE: The above announcement is from WPI via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Bridget Sullivan Completes Research Project In Moscow With WPIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”last_img read more

Cradles To Crayons Clothing Drive Is Taking Place Around Town Through April 5

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Students at the Wilmington Middle School — in cooperation with Project 351 — are conducting a clothing drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. Gently used clothing from ages 0 to adult medium is greatly appreciated. Pajamas and socks must be NEW. Donations are being collected through this Friday, April 5, 2019.Collection sites include the Wilmington Middle School, North Intermediate, West Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street Elementary and the Wilmington Memorial Library. Look for the designated donation bins in the schools’ lobbies.Cradles To Crayons is a non-profit organization that helps families who cannot afford clothing for their children. In return, the children gain confidence and warmth from all the donated clothing.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCradles To Crayons Clothing Drive To Take Place Around Town (March 26-April 3)In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For March 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Memorial Library Receives $7,500 Federal Grant To Provide Programs On Healthy AgingIn “Community”last_img read more

FM Nirmala Sitharaman to reply to Budget debate in Parliament

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Wednesday reply to the debate on the Union Budget which she presented in Parliament on July 5. Opposition leaders have criticised the Budget which aims to make India a USD 5 trillion economy in the next five years. Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury have called the Budget disappointing. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “There is nothing new, it is a repetition of old promises. They are talking about new India but the Budget is the same old wine in a new bottle. There is no plan for employment generation, no new initiatives,” Chowdhury had said. Tharoor had express unhappiness over the government’s decision to hike fuel prices. “We are already paying the highest petrol rates in the world and they now want us to pay Rs 2 more for every litre. This will affect the ‘aam aadmi’ (common man) as prices of all items of consumption will become expensive with the rise in petrol price,” Tharoor had said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala had described the Budget as “anti-people, anti-youth, anti-poor and farmers”. “(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi ji’s new government is against people, youth, poor and farmers. The Finance Minister not even once mentioned about the plight of farmers. She did not mention as to how the income of farmers will be doubled or how employment will be generated?” Surjewala had said.last_img read more

Throwback When Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Zeenat Aman made headlines with

first_imgWhen Imran Khan and Zeenat Aman made headlines with cross-border romance.STEPHEN DUPONT/AFP/Getty Images/YouTube ScreenshotFormer Cricketer and current Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan had often been in news for his affairs and multiple marriages. One of his most talked about rumoured romantic liaison was with yesteryear Bollywood diva Zeenat Aman.Imran as a Cricketer was highly popular among the female folks, and the credit goes to his charming persona. On the other side, Zeenat was one of the most sizzling Bollywood actresses of her time, and something was bound to happen when the two crossed each other paths.There are many reports claiming that Zeenat and Imran first met each other during the early 70s, and soon began a high profile cross-border love story. They remained in news for quite some time for their affair, and there were even rumours that the duo was supposed to get married.However, things did not go well for too long, and they parted ways. Later, Zeenat got married to Mazhar Khan, and Imran tied the knot with Jemima Goldsmith. Nonetheless, Imran’s first two marriages turned into divorce, and he is currently married to his third wife Bushra Bibi.Zeenat was born to a Muslim father and a Hindu mother in 1951. She had begun her acting career with a small role in a movie titled Hulchul in 1971. She rose to fame after her appearance in Dev Anand starrer Hare Rama Hare Krishna, and went on to become one of the most bold and sought after Bollywood divas.On the other side, after a successful career as a Cricketer, Imran joined politics in 1996, and is now serving as the PM of Pakistan.last_img read more

Borexino Collaboration succeeds in spotting pep neutrinos emitted from the sun

first_img More information: First Evidence of pep Solar Neutrinos by Direct Detection in Borexino, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 051302 (2012). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.051302We observed, for the first time, solar neutrinos in the 1.0–1.5 MeV energy range. We determined the rate of pep solar neutrino interactions in Borexino to be 3.1±0.6stat±0.3syst  counts/(day·100  ton). Assuming the pep neutrino flux predicted by the standard solar model, we obtained a constraint on the CNO solar neutrino interaction rate of <7.9  counts/(day·100  ton) (95% C.L.). The absence of the solar neutrino signal is disfavored at 99.97% C.L., while the absence of the pep signal is disfavored at 98% C.L. The necessary sensitivity was achieved by adopting data analysis techniques for the rejection of cosmogenic 11C, the dominant background in the 1–2 MeV region. Assuming the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein large mixing angle solution to solar neutrino oscillations, these values correspond to solar neutrino fluxes of (1.6±0.3)×108  cm-2 s-1 and <7.7×108  cm-2 s-1 (95% C.L.), respectively, in agreement with both the high and low metallicity standard solar models. These results represent the first direct evidence of the pep neutrino signal and the strongest constraint of the CNO solar neutrino flux to date.Physics Synopsis © 2011 PhysOrg.com View of the Borexino "Stainless Steel Sphere" (SSS) from from the "Water Tank" Now, researchers deep beneath the ground in a mountain in Italy, working together in a group known as the Borexino Collaboration, have spotted the more elusive proton to electron to proton neutrino, a pep reaction that results in the formation of deuterium, a heavy form of hydrogen. To detect them, the team, as they describe in their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team had to develop a method of filtering out virtually all other neutrinos, including those from outer space.To detect the presence of neutrinos, researchers build underground facilities to use the Earth’s natural filtering abilities to remove particle clutter. Then, they fill a big vat with a special kind of liquid that reacts with the type of neutrino they are looking for. When one of the neutrinos strikes the liquid, a tiny flash or sparkle occurs. By measuring the number of sparkles that occur over a period of time the researchers can describe the amount of such neutrinos that are emitted by the sun, which helps to more fully understand the nuclear reactions that occur inside of it.Pp neutrinos have been easy to count, they are plentiful and high energy, which makes it easy to detect them when hitting the liquid. Pep, neutrinos on the other hand are low energy and more elusive and up till now have been mostly a theoretical concept. To detect their presence the team had to devise a means of filtering out virtually all other cosmic particles and then use a liquid that causes a sparkle when struck by a particle that has just 1.44 mega-electron-volts of energy, the distinctive signature of the pep neutrino. The team succeeded on both counts and were able to detect 3.1 pep neutrino strikes per day, per 100 tons of liquid.The new technique for cleaning and filtering out unwanted particles is ground breaking work and likely will be used by other scientists looking to measure other particles in other research efforts. Measuring elusive neutrinos flowing through the Earth, physicists learn more about the sun Explore further (PhysOrg.com) -- To learn more about how the sun works, scientists study particles that are emitted from it into space due to thermonuclear reactions that occur inside; by applying known physics principles, they can then deduce which sort of nuclear reactions are taking place. As one example, researchers have been able to identify high energy proton to proton interactions that are described as pp neutrinos by detecting them when they reach Earth. Citation: Borexino Collaboration succeeds in spotting pep neutrinos emitted from the sun (2012, February 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-borexino-collaboration-pep-neutrinos-emitted.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more