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Nile Rodgers Named Chief Creative Advisor At London’s Storied Abbey Road Studios

first_imgAcclaimed guitarist, producer, composer, and songwriter Nile Rodgers has been appointed as the chief creative advisor at Abbey Road Studios in London, a new position created especially for him. According to Billboard, “Rodgers will be responsible for nurturing new talent, as well as acting as the studio’s global ambassador and assisting with its ongoing developments in audio and recording technology.”The new partnership comes as Rodgers is in the process of recording Chic‘s first album in a quarter of a century, the aptly named It’s About Time, at Abbey Road. “From the first time I heard the Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand,’ I dreamt of Abbey Road,” said Rodgers in a statement regarding the announcement. He also thanked the Abbey Road Studios team, as well as Paul McCartney for sending his congratulations.As Abbey Road Studios head of marketing Mark Robertson noted, “With an incomparable career and reputation, there is no other artist or producer who has the legacy, influence and relevance to be awarded this role at Abbey Road Studios…the whole house dances with joy when he is in residence.” The sessions have seen Nile get completely comfortable in the famous space. He even recently welcomed contemporary stars like Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Disclosure to join him there (though those recordings are likely not for the new Chic LP).For generations, Abbey Road Studios has served as the vessel for some of the world’s greatest artists create and experiment with new, innovative recording techniques. From several records by all-around American Rennaissance man Paul Robeson back in the early 30’s, to the pioneering work of 1960’s psychedelic visionaries like The Beatles and Pink Floyd, to the final recording of late vocal powerhouse Amy Winehouse (along with her idol, Tony Bennett), the output of beloved records from 3 Abbey Road over the years has been uniquely astounding.Nile Rodgers is an appropriately decorated choice for a new partnership with the storied studio. His prolific output has managed to stay current throughout decades in the industry and has worked with some of music’s biggest names, from Diana Ross to Daft Punk and virtually everyone in between. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in addition to countless other prestigious honors.Congratulations to Nile Rodgers on the new gig at Abbey Road Studios. Sounds like a match made in Heaven! Now, let’s get back to finishing that new Chic album…because, you know, it really is “about time.”[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Woman Charged With DWAI Following Head-on Crash In Jamestown

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Cattaraugus County woman was charged for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs following a head-on collision in Jamestown this week.Jamestown Police say Patricia Raynor, 33, of Little Valley, was driving her sedan on East 2nd Street Wednesday night when she veered into oncoming traffic striking a U-Haul truck head-on.Police said Raynor was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for minor injuries resulting from the crash.Through investigation, officers charged Raynor with DWAI drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, and failure to keep right. It appears no one else was injured in the wreck. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brazilian Army Takes over Security in Rio de Janeiro

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo April 16, 2018 April 16th marked two months since Brazil’s president authorized the Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) to take over public safety in Rio de Janeiro. A rise in violence in the state of Rio de Janeiro brought about the measure. The situation is especially dire in the capital city, where the country’s main narcotrafficking groups are based. Federal intervention at the state level is a procedure provided for in the Constitution—the supreme law of Brazil—to re-establish public order in certain situations. Authorities appointed EB General Walter Souza Braga Netto, chief of the Eastern Military Command, to the position of federal intervenor in Rio de Janeiro. As intervenor, the general reports to the president alone, and has powers over the Civil Police, the Military Police, the Military Fire Brigade, and the prison system of Rio de Janeiro. It’s the first time federal intervention is ordered in Brazil. The goal is to “recover the operating capacity of public safety agencies and reduce crime rates in the state of Rio de Janeiro,” Gen. Braga Netto said in a press briefing a few days after assuming his position in early February. The first operations concentrated on prison sweeps and police reinforcements using military support in some of Rio de Janeiro’s slums, known as favelas. At the end of March, patrols deployed to other parts of the city, such as tourist spots and boulevards with heavy car and people transit. Marines joined the land force in the first week of April, marking the beginning of the Brazilian Navy’s participation in the federal intervention. Roadway checkpoints were also conducted by service members deployed alongside state police, National Guard, and Federal Highway Police. The goal is to blockade Rio de Janeiro’s borders and prevent criminals from fleeing to other states. Restructuring To coordinate the operations, Gen. Braga Netto set up a Federal Intervention Cabinet (GIF, in Portuguese). EB Lieutenant General Mauro Sinott Lopes leads GIF, which brings together representatives from various public safety organizations. During the 2016 Olympics, Lt. Gen. Sinott led the Joint Command to Prevent and Combat Terrorism. Since mid-March, GIF teams have been visiting civil and military police facilities. “These visits are part of the inspection program, which is aimed at diagnosing security units and then quickly finding solutions to increase operating capabilities for each of them,” GIF’s press office reported in a release. With the objective of increasing the police’s operating capabilities, a police training program was created. “We’re initiating an activity that we hope will continue. When we send a public security agent out into the street to carry out an operation to enforce state sovereignty, he needs to be trained for it,” Lt. Gen. Sinott said. The first phase of training prepared 20 instructors who will pass on their knowledge within their police units. “This promotes homogeneity in training and serves to restore the police officer’s self-esteem,” Lt. Gen. Sinott said of the initiative. Classes in the Applied Tactics Traineeship include theory and practice, as well as training on shooting and techniques to move through confined spaces. In the second week of April, another phase of training began, with the participation of strategic police units from Rio de Janeiro. The training kicked off with professionals from the 14th Military Police Battalion, who operate in Bangu, a district in the western part of Rio de Janeiro. Comando Vermelho (Red Command), one of the main narcotrafficking organizations in the country, controls that part of the city. Conditions To ensure proper development of intervention operations in Rio de Janeiro, about $350 million must be earmarked. According to the decree that authorized this measure, the intervention will continue until December 31, 2018. To provide better working conditions for the police, GIF received 16,500 units of non-lethal gear through a donation from a Brazilian defense manufacturer. The equipment will be passed on to the Rio de Janeiro State Security Secretariat, and includes 10 taser pistol kits, 500 hand-held tear gas grenades with tracking chips, and 10 non-lethal projectile launchers. The cabinet also received lethal weapons—100 rifles and 100,000 rounds of ammunition—which companies in the Brazilian defense sector donated. EB said it will send the equipment to police units and already authorized the delivery of 15 AR-10 rifles, seized at Rio de Janeiro International Airport, to the Civil Police. EB also donated equipment to the Rio police. In March, three Urutu armored vehicles were delivered to the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE, in Portuguese), an elite unit of Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police. Brazilian service members in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti used the vehicles. Before the vehicles were added to the police fleet, EB’s trademark camouflage paint was covered with black paint, while BOPE emblems were added. The machine gun that equipped the armored vehicles was also removed, to reduce lethal capacity. Military operations during the first two months of federal intervention demonstrate the efforts to bolster public security and reduce violence in Rio de Janeiro. However, Gen. Braga Netto believes that for a longer lasting impact involving other segments of society is a must. “For these results to continue and become permanent, it will also be necessary, as we propose, for the government and society to adopt other initiatives, such as social inclusion projects and making public services available,” he said. “Public safety is a need that cannot be met through police action alone.”last_img read more

Celebrity Fashion, Red Carpet Style

first_imgThough Lady Gaga and K-pop group BTS may have taken home the biggest awards of the evening, these stars and many more slayed in the style department.Keep scrolling to see these and many more of the stunning looks from this year’s MTV EMAs.- Advertisement – Given the constantly evolving nature of COVID-19, Us Weekly wants our readers to have access to the most accurate resources. For the most up-to-date coronavirus information, guidance, and support, consult the CDC, WHO, and information from local public health officials. If you’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, call your primary care provider for medical advice.Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) For instance, Ora stunned a ruffled Giambattista Valli number courtesy of stylist Karen Langley. To add even more glam to the head-turning look, she topped the look off with a black net fascinator, which matched a subtle ribbon hidden on the bust of the dress.Rexha also went for a classy standout ensemble, dazzling in a black-and-white flared minidress from Christopher Kane, which she tied together with thigh-high black latex boots and jewelry from Loree Rodkin and Shay Jewelry.Meanwhile, for Beer it was all about the sex appeal. Styled by Kris Fe, the “Selfish” singer donned a custom Vivienne Westwood silk dress with subtle sequin and chain details. She accessorized the hot minidress with over-the-knee boots that perfectly matched slick, brown material.- Advertisement – Stars went all out with their red carpet looks for the 2020 MTV European Music Awards — and we cannot get enough!Though it’s been a quiet awards show year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, slowly but surely things have started to look a bit more normal. The MTV EMAs on Sunday, November 8, may not have been as packed as years past, but the fashion moments were as big as ever. Shot at various locations such as London and Budapest, celebs like Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and Madison Beer used the super cool event as a chance to rock their chicest, awe-inspiring looks.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Kupang Court sends man to jail for consuming marijuana for medical use

first_imgThe Kupang District Court in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) sentenced Reyndhart Rossy Siahaan, who used marijuana as an alternative medication, to 10 months’ imprisonment on Monday, despite an urge to decriminalize marijuana for medical treatment.The Advocacy Coalition for Narcotics Usage for Medication condemned the court’s decision, saying that Reyndhart, who consumed marijuana to relieve pain caused by spinal cord compression, could be excluded from punishment as set out in Article 48 of the Criminal Code. The particular article stipulates a restriction on charging people who commit a criminal offense in an emergency. The 37-year-old man was arrested in November last year at his rooming house in West Manggarai regency in NTT as he consumed boiled cannabis water that he found could help ease the pain. He was then charged under Article 127 of the 2009 Narcotics Law, which carries a maximum sentence of one year’s imprisonment.”Learning from Reyndhart’s case, he’s supposed to be released from any criminal charge,” the advocacy group said in a statement on Monday, adding that the case would only show the world that someone could be criminalized in Indonesia just because the country failed to provide the medical treatment he needed.Read also: Advocacy groups file amicus in support of marijuana for medical useThe group also highlighted that Reyndhart was a “victim” of the country’s anti-drug war, which is not supported by sufficient scientific research. It further called on the government to start studying the use of cannabis for medical purposes and subsequently stop criminalizing people like Reyndhart.”How many more people would be sacrificed under similar circumstances? We definitely need drug policy reform,” the group, which consists of the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR), Indonesian Judicial Research Society (IJRS) and the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat) among other organizations, said in a statement on Monday.The group previously said that at least 50 countries had approved marijuana as alternative medication, with the substance commonly used to ease neurogenic pain.Topics :last_img read more

Property ticks boxes for richest female CEO

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Model, rapper return to Brisbane Sally Pearson sells Coast home for more than $1m FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Brisbane street tight with mighty Lions The Brisbane River is just down the road.Ms Horne made her money after co-founding telecommunication-based Fone Zone 26 years ago with former husband David McMahon. The couple had chosen Brisbane to set up home in after flying in from the UK, with their Telstra subcontract seeing them ride a wave of mobile phone growth that allowed Vita Group to eventually list on the stock exchange and expand into a range of brands. center_img The home is one of the prettiest in the upmarket suburb. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Ms Horne has sunk much of her wealth into real estate and stock, including one of the most beautiful homes in Brisbane in Ascot’s Sutherland Avenue — which eventually went to her husband David in their divorce split. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe sub penthouse is in the Como complex. Vita Group co-founder Maxine Horne has multiple investments including real estate, stock and new businesses such as this spa in upmarket Hamilton. Picture: AAP Image/Richard Waugh.Australia’s richest female chief executive might have come from humble beginnings, but she’s blitzed wealth building since falling in love with Brisbane.Maxine Horne, chief executive of ASX-listed Vita Group, has just had one of her properties — a sub penthouse in hipster suburb Newstead — snapped up in the rental market.The property was one of those rare two bedroom apartments that also have two multipurpose rooms, and it’s within the famous Gasworks shopping and restaurant precinct. She allows pets which is fabulous for the inner-city. Residents have their own gym and pool area, according to a listing by agent Angela Edginton of City Realty. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS The Sutherland Avenue house in Ascot recently resold for $11m by Domino’s Pizza head Don Meij who had bought it off Mr McMahon for $8.615m. Picture: Mark Cranitch.last_img read more

InterCaribbean Airways to increase flights into Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! 653 Views   2 comments Share Share Tweetcenter_img BusinessDiscover DominicaLifestyleLocalNewsTravel InterCaribbean Airways to increase flights into Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – June 18, 2018 Share InterCaribbean Airways will soon increase its number of weekly flights into Dominica according to Chief Executive Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper. The airline began coming into the island three times weekly on March 22, 2018, carrying passengers from Dominica to Tortola and on to St. Lucia. Piper while giving his address on the State of the Industry Update and General Overview of the Way Forward during the 2018 Global Marketing Summit on Friday 15 June 2018 said in a week or two the airline will fly into the island five times a week. “Because the load factors have been as such that they’re going to increase that investment into Dominica to five times weekly.”He also said flights may be increased to seven times weekly in October or November of this year. “So I think that augers well for us in terms of variety, in terms of choice and also will assist in terms of the cost.”last_img read more

Marjorie A. Haunert, 87

first_imgMarjorie A. Haunert, Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her residence. Born, February 21, 1932 in Hamburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Frank B. and Regina (Macke) Haskamp.  Marjorie graduated from Batesville High School in 1951.  She had been a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Enochsburg, and the St. Lawrence Auxiliary.  She worked for several years in the Greensburg Junior High School Cafeteria until her retirement. She was married to Paul A. Haunert on November 27, 1954 and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1990. She is survived by two daughters, Paula (David M.) Fry, Greensburg, Jane (Paul) Hermesch, Greensburg; one brother, Harold (Deloris) Haskamp, Greensburg; two sisters, Lucille Wenning, Greensburg, Roselyn Senft, Greensburg; six grandsons, Eric (Sarah) Fry, Tim (Kristi) Fry, Brian (Elizabeth) Fry, Jason (C’Aira) Hermesch, Kyle (Noelle) Hermesch, Bryce Hermesch; ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one brother, Robert Haskamp. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to pray the rosary.   Visitation will follow until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   The family will also receive friends from 8:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Enochsburg. Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Fowler back at Anfield

first_img The 39-year-old scored 183 goals in 369 appearances across two spells with the Anfield club. He will now fill a variety of ambassadorial roles with the Reds, including work at their academy. Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has returned to the club as an ambassador. “I’m looking forward to representing this great club and will do all I can to support success both on and off the pitch,” he said on the club website. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

SB : After SU wins game 1 over Hoyas, heavy rain postpones game 2

first_img Comments Leigh Ross has seen her share of bad weather over the years. The Syracuse head coach said the team usually finds a way to play through the weather. But in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgetown on Tuesday, Ross experienced a personal first.‘First tornado warning,’ she said. ‘That’s the first time for that, but we usually play in anything. This was a little different, a little scarier when it’s a tornado.’The two teams decided to pack up in a rain delay and meet at Manley Field House at about 5:15 p.m. for a final decision. Afterward, the game was officially canceled, according to the SU Athletics website. The first lightning delay came at 3:13 p.m., with Lacey Kohl at the plate in the bottom of the second inning. With SU out in front 3-1, it was another precious game lost to the weather as the team tries to build an at-large resume for the NCAA tournament.The rainout in game two came after the Orange (31-11, 9-5 Big East) defeated the Hoyas (12-37, 5-9) 9-0 in game one.After the first delay, Georgetown packed up its equipment and headed for the team bus while Orange players ran to their cars in the parking lot as it started to rain. The teams returned to the field at about 4 p.m. to remove the tarp and warm up, but the rain picked up minutes later and the delay continued. The field was covered with puddles and flooded around home plate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU players removed the tarp again at 4:18 p.m. One minute later, it started to rain again, prompting a collective, ‘Are you kidding me?’ from the Orange. The rain only lasted a few minutes, so the grounds crew began to prepare the field for the game.As the grounds crew put dry dirt on the field and raked it, Lisaira Daniels said, ‘We’re playing this game.’But another lightning strike at about 4:45 p.m. delayed the game again. Georgetown reloaded the bus, and SU took its equipment to a storage room.The teams finally gave in as the Orange Alert sirens blared at about 5:15 p.m.For SU, it was the fourth cancellation of the season. The team missed out on a game against Notre Dame after the Irish had travel issues. And SU canceled a doubleheader against Cornell after rain forced its series with Providence to be moved.The poor weather is hurting SU’s chances to make the NCAA tournament.With tough competition in the Big East, it won’t be easy for the Orange to repeat as tournament champions and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Ross said the team is shooting for 40 wins to make its case. But with only 10 games left, the Orange would have to win nine of those games to reach its goal.Ross said Syracuse has tried to schedule extra games with Colgate, Cornell, Siena, Buffalo and Albany to make up for the cancellations, but SU hasn’t had any luck. Ross said the other teams have had weather issues and struggled to fit games in around their conference schedules.For Ross, the bad weather has just been a part of this season.‘You really can’t plan for it,’ Ross said. ‘We can’t even get on our field and practice. It’s just been one of those years, and that happens every now and then.’Syracuse wins first game 9-0Syracuse defeated Georgetown 9-0 Tuesday at SU Softball Stadium. The second game of a planned doubleheader was canceled after a rain delay of approximately two hours.The Orange used a big first inning in the win. SU ace Jenna Caira loaded the bases after walking two batters and hitting one with a pitch, but got out of the jam with a strikeout. The SU lineup scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning highlighted by a two-run home run by Kohl.Caira settled down after the first inning, allowing just two hits and no walks in her last four innings in the circle. Stacy Kuwik pitched one inning in relief.Syracuse scored four runs on six hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open the game. Hallie Gibbs’ two-run home run to left-center field in the sixth inning enacted the mercy rule to end the [email protected] Published on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more