NASCARs Aric Almirola Surprises Millitary Family

first_imgWith the sounds of a revving race engine, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and Eckrich-sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola made a different kind of pit stop Thursday evening in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Eckrich and NASCAR driver Aric Almirola surprise active duty military member Howard Kott and his wife, Dawn, at their Ann Arbor home.And it was all to the surprise of military family, the Kotts, in their own driveway. Almirola drove a replica of the famed No. 43 Eckrich stock car right up to the house of Sergeant First Class Howard Kott and his wife Dawn to surprise them with the opportunity to be honorary crew members yesterday at the Michigan International Speedway.Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, and Operation Homefront have worked together the past two years to support and thank military men and women and their families. The event continues that partnership with Eckrich-sponsored Almirola saying thanks in this once-and-a-lifetime manner. Once Almirola stepped out of the car, he surprised the Kott family by presenting them with crew uniforms and VIP passes and then asked them to be part of the famed No. 43 team on Sunday.“We just heard this loud noise and came out to see Aric just driving the No. 43 down the street. He even set off someone’s car alarm,” said Howard Kott. “We are so excited and can’t wait to get to the track on Sunday. This is really cool.”But Eckrich and Almirola weren’t done honoring the family just yet. In addition to the VIP crew member experience, Eckrich brought a gift basket that Almirola presented, including Eckrich No. 43 hats, water bottles and plenty of Eckrich products. The family was also given a pace car ride around the track on Sunday, attended the driver’s meeting with Almirola and were introduced to the race crowd with “The King” Richard Petty prior to the start of the race.“We want to keep recognizing, honoring and thanking our military veterans, wounded warriors and their families,” said Almirola. “They have made a tremendous sacrifice for us to enjoy our freedom and to allow me to race each weekend. It’s just a lot of fun to give back and say thanks in a different way. Eckrich and Operation Homefront are really good at doing that.”Added Howard, “All of this is just a little overwhelming but in a good way. Sometimes we don’t know what the next day will bring, so this is really cool for Eckrich and Operation Homefront to provide an opportunity like this.”Sergeant First Class Howard Kott is currently active in the Army and has been deployed twice for service.“The Kotts are a perfect example of who we are honoring and thanking for their service and sacrifice,” said Chuck Gitkin, vice president, marketing, innovation and R&D for the John Morrell Food Group. “To give back to them, with this unique experience is just as rewarding for us as it is to them. Our relationship with Operation Homefront allows us to make that happen and we’re honored to work together to support these families and also to make surprises like today’s event happen.”To learn more about Operation Inspiration, please click here.last_img read more

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI

first_imgThe barrel of the gun was pointed at Dawood Ibrahim’s heart. The gunman had been training his focus for a long time. He was waiting for the right moment to pull the trigger. The gunman had only one chance. If the bullet missed the target, the man at the other end would certainly gift him a not-so-exquisite death. The man pointing the muzzle at Dawood had been sent by his arch-rivals from the underworld. The gunman was accompanied by his cronies, who were huge, hefty men called the Pathans, with Peshawari and Afghan ancestry. Since the1950s, the Pathans, known for their moneylending habits, had taken to crime. Cousins Amirzada and Alamzeb wanted Dawood dead. The man was a menace. An audacious chit of a boy, he challenged the Pathan hegemony, and since the time he had emerged in the area as a small-time criminal, was proving to be a headache for the Pathans. Also Read – Torpedoing BengalIn the 1970s, the turf war among the mob generally ended with some serious skirmishes. But the Pathans were so furious with the tenacious Dawood Ibrahim that they decided to investigate his sources of power. They found a nexus between local newspaper-owner and crime reporter Iqbal Natiq and Dawood. The two shared an amazing rapport, with Dawood invariably spending a couple of hours every day at Natiq’s office in BIT Blocks in Dongri. And Natiq’s newspaper—Raazdaar (The Confidante)—exposed the Pathans often, which brought the police to their doorstep. Also Read – Educational model of coexistenceAs retribution, the Pathans killed Natiq brutally. Dawood and his brother Sabir Kaskar swore revenge. Their first target was Saeed Batla. They did not kill Batla, preferring, instead, to maim him and amputate his fingers, something unheard of in the Indian underworld in those times. Before they could proceed with such ‘special treatment’ for the other Pathans, the police picked them up. However, the Kaskar brothers managed to secure bail on attempt-to-murder charges. Upon receiving bail, as is routine in any police prosecution case, Sabir and Dawood were supposed to intermittently present themselves at the Nagpada police station in central Bombay (now Mumbai). They had to assure the cops that they were not up to any mischief and that they were miles away from any criminal activities. The slang for these routine police-station visits is haazari lagana (marking one’s attendance), where the accused meet the police inspector, answer a few questions and leave within a few minutes. Dawood preferred the formality of the official haazari to the cold walls of the prison and, of course, it helped that these visits ensured that the police did not land up at their house and complain to their father, Ibrahim Kaskar, who was also a cop. Kaskar senior was an absolute disciplinarian who was known to reserve his leather-belt treatment for the unbridled Dawood, his third child. On that cool afternoon in October 1980, a defenceless Dawood, along with Sabir, was the target. The Pathans—Amirzada and Alamzeb—knew that Dawood would not be carrying any weapons to the police station. They decided to take advantage of this particular visit to finish off Dawood, because under no other circumstances would they find him unarmed. But what they did not see coming was another Pathan, Khalid Khan, who shepherded Dawood to the police station that day. Built like a mountain, with a towering height of 6 feet 2 inches and a brawny physique, Khalid was very attached to the promising young Dawood. Earlier, Khalid had cut his teeth in crime with another don, a local strongman by the name of Bashu Dada. But that was long before Dawood endeared himself to him. Khalid was very protective of Dawood, and that particular day his instincts told him that Dawood would be vulnerable and in a tight spot around the police station. He rationalized that since Nagpada was closer to Kamathipura and Tardeo, the stronghold of the Pathans, they might make a play for Dawood. Khalid cancelled all his engagements scheduled for that day and decided to follow Dawood to the police station. He also decided to escort him back to his headquarters at Musafir Khana, safe and unharmed. Since Khalid’s name was not in the First Information Report (FIR), he could safely accompany Dawood and also carry a weapon on the sly. The cops would not frisk him for weapons, he surmised. After Dawood and Sabir signed their attendance and completed other formalities, they saluted the cops—there was a lot of respect for the uniform; it came from their father—and were on their way towards the exit. They were oblivious to the face of death staring at them from the opposite building and were nonchalantly walking out unaware that their lives would irrevocably change after a few minutes. What transpired in the next few minutes, however, changed Dawood forever, making him invincible. Khalid, who was extremely alert and looking around, scanning the perimeter, eyes darting like a panther after its prey, suddenly sensed the movement even before he saw the gun. He spotted the barrel of the gun, held by a man at the ground-floor window of Memnani Mansion next door. Khalid knew the man wanted Dawood first, not Khalid or Sabir. In that split second, both the gunman and Khalid acted swiftly. The gunman pulled the trigger and a bullet flew out, whizzing towards Dawood.’Dawood, hato!’ Khalid screamed.Khalid moved with amazing speed and, before the bullet could complete its trajectory, he managed to push Dawood aside and, in the same moment, whipped out his revolver hidden in the small of his back. Amirzada’s bullet, which was meant for Dawood’s heart, grazed Khalid’s left arm. Khalid began firing at the gunman. Amirzada, who was firing at Dawood, was oblivious to Khalid and Sabir. He had to kill Dawood and kept firing at him. By the time he realized that Khalid had retaliated, he had already been hit below the hip and the bullet got lodged in the flesh. His crony, Alamzeb, saw the blood gushing out and realized that their game was up. In the meanwhile, Dawood and Sabir, not ones to cower and hide, went straight for the shooter. The brothers charged towards the building, Khalid close behind them. Memnani Mansion, an old V-shaped building located at the cusp of Nagpada Junction, is renowned for the world-famous Irani hotel Sarvi, located on its ground floor. (The establishment is over ninety years old and serves the best seekh-kebab rotis in the city.) The exchange of bullets right outside their compound alerted the Nagpada police as well, and the men rushed out to find out the source of the gunfire. Amirzada and Alamzeb, who, by now, knew they were outnumbered and outsmarted, ran for their lives. A team of police officers yelled, ‘Udhar Sarvi ke aage nikle hain, dekho’ (Look, they are running towards Sarvi). Coming back to October 1980, the Pathans were now running berserk in this melee, violently shoving people aside and brandishing a gun and chopper. They knew that if they didn’t escape today, it would be the last day of their lives. Just a few feet away, a furious Dawood, Sabir and Khalid were closing in on them. Occasionally the Pathans turned and fired at the chasing trio, and Khalid returned the fire from his own revolver without breaking his rapid strides. Even as these goons were chasing each other, a few uniformed cops were spiritedly following them in hot pursuit. The bystanders watched in astonishment, perplexed. People later said that they thought they were witnessing some scene from a film shooting, and the crowd was trying to spot some film star among all the extras. After all, 1980 was the year which witnessed the maximum number of action blockbusters, including multistarrers like Shaan, Qurbani, Dostana, among others. It was easy to believe that what the people saw on the busy street could be an enactment of an action scene for some forthcoming movie. (Honestly, it might have been difficult for films of the time to capture such a high-octane chase sequence.) It never occurred to them that the men were actual gangsters shooting with real guns and that the underworld’s gang wars had spilled on to the streets, a sign of the times to come. An officer from the Nagpada police station later recounted that by the time they reached the turn for Alexandra Cinema, the Pathans had halted a cab, Alamzeb pushed a limping Amirzada into it, and escaped from the spot. They were terrified of Khalid, who would never have hesitated to empty his gun in to them. Dawood and company gave chase till Cafe Andaz, an Irani joint behind Alexandra Cinema, and stopped in front of the A to Z Tailor shop. Ali Akbar Seth, the owner of the Irani hotel, and the masterji (tailor) could never forget the famous chase in their area and often recounted the whole incident with flourish. Just beyond the Irani hotel lay the brothels of Kamathipura. Dawood, Sabir and Khalid gave up the chase and walked back and met the police party, which had already stopped opposite Maharashtra College and was trying to disperse curious onlookers. The students had come out on the road after hearing the gunfire and saw the police team and gangsters in the middle of an animated discussion, punctuated by the aggressive waving of hands and a generous use of cuss words. The whole episode was over within a matter of minutes, but remained etched in the minds of the Nagpada residents, shopkeepers and visitors. It was the first time that Khalid had saved Dawood’s life and taken a bullet for him. Khalid’s presence of mind, courage and agility had saved Dawood from certain death. This was the first such attempt from the Pathans on Dawood’s life, which was only averted because of one man’s daring. Much later, people realized that Dawood owed his life to Khalid not only that day but, subsequently, on several other occasions as well. In fact, Dawood’s rise to power could be pointedly attributed to Khalid. Khalid Khan, alias Khalid Pehelwan (meaning ‘wrestler’), scripted Dawood’s story and pushed him to do bigger things. Khalid Pehelwan made Dawood the numero uno mafia mobster of India. (Excerpted with permission from Dawood’s Mentor; written by S Hussain Zaidi; published by Penguin. The excerpt here is a part of the chapter titled ‘The Pathan Threat’.)last_img read more

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President felicitates Nawaz Sharif

Sharif began talks on Sunday to form a new government, as partial election returns suggested that he and his party would have a commanding hold on Parliament, the New York Times reported. But Pakistani election officials said final results would take days, even as outrage grew over accusations of rampant vote-rigging, particularly in Karachi. President Mahinda Rajapaksa telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif and congratulated him on his victory in historic elections, the Pakistani media reported.The President’s office in Colombo also confirmed that the President contacted Sharif and congratulated him on his election victory. Sharif’s main opponent, Imran Khan, in his first public comments since Saturday’s election, said his party would investigate reports of irregularities. His supporters staged protests in Karachi outside the Election Commission office and in the upscale Clifton neighborhood, demanding a new election for all of that port city’s parliamentary seats. They also demonstrated into the night in Lahore. “There was rigging in Lahore,” Mr. Khan said in a video message recorded at the hospital in Lahore where he was recovering after a serious fall last week. “What happened in Karachi was witnessed by everyone.”Mr. Khan’s anticorruption campaign electrified the news media and large crowds in the weeks before the vote. But as returns trickled in over the weekend, it became increasingly apparent that his party would get only about 30 of the 272 seats in Parliament. And even the news of possible consolation prizes — having his party win control of the regional government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, and becoming the new opposition leader — was still up in the air, pending further results. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Hamilton man injured in dog attack

A Hamilton man who was hurt when his dog was attacked at an off-leash park is undergoing a series of rabies shots, in part because he couldn’t find the aggressive dog’s owner afterwards.When Lola the beagle was grabbed by a big dog as they entered the Heritage Green Dog Park, she and her sister Lexi were both screaming.“Got in the gate and suddenly there was this giant Mastiff that grabbed Lola by the neck and started shaking her like a stuffed animal and I thought she was dead.” said Dave Lacey.Lacey was injured pulling Lola away.“I tried to get in there to get the dog’s mouth open and punched it in the face and finally it released Lola. I got the dog in the car, she was bleeding, I was bleeding.”The Lacey’s had been bringing their beagles to the Stoney Creek mountain dog park every day after work for a year, and they were completely surprised by the attack.The information they hurriedly got from the attacking dogs owner turned out to be wrong.“He just kept saying, ‘he’s never done that before.’ It didn’t really matter, he was doing it.”Lexi has stitches on her belly and her back and because they couldn’t find the owner to confirm vaccinations, Dave is getting painful rabies shots.Had the Lacey’s gotten the owners ID or licence plate, the city would have investigated.Animal Control says attacks are few and far between but its a good idea to look carefully at the dogs in the park and be comfortable before you enter.The rules posted at the dog park say dogs have to be closely monitored, they can’t bother people, and dogs that become aggressive have to leave. read more

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New dean is happy to be here

Syed Ejaz Ahmed says he’s looking forward to getting involved in Niagara.Syed Ejaz Ahmed never thought that a casual stop at a university recruitment fair would be a glimpse at his future employer. But that’s exactly what happened.The new Dean of Mathematics and Science was head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Windsor a few years ago when he attended the Ontario Universities Fair. High school students from across the province attend the event.Ahmed was drawn to the Brock booth, where he asked several questions about its math program.“I was quite impressed with what they were doing here, particularly with the MICA (Mathematics Integrated with Computers and Applications) program,” he said.That was his first encounter with Brock, his new workplace as of Jan. 1. Ahmed took over the Mathematics and Science helm from Interim Dean Rick Cheel.Ahmed is excited to be here.“It will be rewarding to see what I can do to assist the faculty members, staff and students,” he said.A native of Karachi, Pakistan, Ahmed did his undergraduate work there. He moved to Canada in the early eighties to do his MSc at the University of Guelph. He received his PhD from Carleton University in 1987. He taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1987 to 1989, the University of Regina from 1989 to 2002, and the University of Windsor from 2002 until coming to Brock.Funding for his research in the areas of statistical inference, multivariate analysis and asymptomatic theory has doubled in recent years. Ahmed said he faced the decision of becoming a full-time researcher or pursuing his love for administrative work. The latter led to him applying for his new position.His research continues. Statistics are fascinating because of their broad application. Statisticians make sense of data that is relevant to just about every area of public life, Ahmed said.“They influence how we make decisions in the public and private sectors,” he said.Ahmed is married to wife Ghazala, a sessional teacher in the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Education. He has two children – son Jazib, 20, and daughter Feryaal, 17.Other than being a self-described “news junkie,” Ahmed said he doesn’t have a lot of leisure time these days. With his new deanship and continued research, that’s not likely to change any time soon.But it’s worth it, he said. He hopes to “promote the research profile of our Faculty to the public and offer the best teaching and learning environment possible.”“I’m very excited to be here, and I’m looking forward to getting involved with the community.” read more

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Carlos Prieto to HSG Wetzlar

German HSG Wetzlar continue to sign players with strong international background. After Ivano BAlic and Javier Hombrados, the new player of “green” squad is Spanish line-player Carlos Prieto. Prieto is experienced player who played in BM Valladolid, RK Celje PL and Kadetten Schaffhausen. He will replace injure Dennis Krause.Prieto signed contract until June 2014.PHOTO: HSG WETZLAR ← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL: Veszprem demolish Motor – Minsk beat Wacker Thun Next Story → FRANCE: Montpellier again defeated by Cesson! Carlos Prietohandballhandball transfersHSG Wetzlar

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NKM va réunir un comité sécheresse

first_imgNKM va réunir un “comité sécheresse”Depuis le début de l’année, une grande partie de la France souffre d’un niveau anormalement bas de précipitations (voir notre article). Afin d’anticiper une possible sécheresse, et faire au mieux face à la situation, la ministre de l’Environnement Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet a annoncé la création d’un “comité sécheresse”, qui se réunira régulièrement.Au mois de mai, un “comité sécheresse” va être créé par le gouvernement, a annoncé Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet sur Europe 1. Alors que des restrictions d’eau sont aujourd’hui imposées dans huit départements français, il est “envisageable” que d’autres suivent le même exemple dans les jours et semaines à venir, a souligné la ministre.À lire aussiEn Californie, des millions de saumons vont rejoindre l’océan… en camion-citerneAfin de dresser un bilan de la situation, et se préparer à affronter une sécheresse cet été, “j’ai convoqué le ‘comité sécheresse’ à la mi-mai pour faire le point”, a expliqué NKM. “A partir de là, il y aura probablement une réunion toutes les six semaines, l’idée étant de permettre à tous les usagers d’anticiper ce type de situations de sécheresse. Mais on ne peut pas tout anticiper, s’il ne pleut pas, il y aura sécheresse”, a-t-elle souligné.Aujourd’hui, la Seine-et-Marne, l’Essonne et le Val-de-Marne sont les zones les plus touchées par le manque de pluie. Ils sont placés sous le niveau d’alerte 3, qui est le plus élevé et impose donc des restrictions d’eau très importantes. Dans les Deux-Sèvres et en Charente-Maritime, c’est un niveau d’alerte 2 qui a été décrété, tandis que le Cher, la Charente et la Vienne sont pour l’instant en alerte 1.Depuis le début du mois, la moitié des nappes phréatiques du pays affichent un niveau moyen inférieur à la normale, a indiqué le Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières. Alors que les agriculteurs sont de plus en plus inquiets, les prévisions météorologiques à long terme ne sont pas assez fiables pour déterminer la situation des semaines et mois à venir.Le 21 avril 2011 à 14:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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UFC President Dana White shares an interesting photo during Elimination Chamber PPV

first_img Jon Jones Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? February 26, 2018 at 8:55 pm J™ Oh snap! Probably a live pic that day cause hell, Brock doesn’t need to appear at all the pay per views. I mean he is only the “World” Champion for Raw, right? Videos Articles Brock Lesnar Dana White WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Steven Herrera Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Former Fighter Calls UFC President Dana White “A Bully” Pinterest Logan Paul Responds To Dana White’s Comments About Joining The UFC UFC President Dana White just shared a photo with current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on Twitter earlier tonight, catching the attention of many on social media.White shared the photo as the Elimination Chamber PPV was airing live in Las Vegas. It isn’t known if this was a recent photo or a photo from Lesnar’s last UFC run in 2016.Lesnar is scheduled to appear on tomorrow night’s RAW in Anaheim to confront the winner of the men’s Elimination Chamber match take place later tonight. As reported earlier, Lesnar’s contract with WWE will be expiring following WrestleMania 34. pic.twitter.com/2AVR6HmAjR— Dana White (@danawhite) February 26, 2018 3 COMMENTS burton31catcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Don’t tell me he misses Lesnar so much that he have to use twitter to tell the world Brock Lesnar Will Wrestle At SummerSlam Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Now Playing Up Next February 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm Comments are closed. Will CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again? Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twitter February 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm Videos Articles Facebooklast_img read more

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Officials 1 hostage dead after inmates take over prison

first_imgSMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Police breached a building at Delaware’s largest prison early Thursday, ending a nearly 24-hour hostage standoff that left one staffer dead.Inmates assumed control of the building at the James T. Vaughn Correction Center on Wednesday, taking four employees hostage. The inmates told a local newspaper that concerns about their treatment and the leadership of the United States had prompted their actions.Authorities did not immediately explain how the employee died. They said Delaware State Police entered the building about 5:05 a.m. Thursday and found the man unresponsive. He was pronounced dead about 25 minutes later.A second Department of Correction employee who had been held hostage was rescued. She is being examined at a hospital.The prison is in Smyrna, about 15 miles north of the state capital of Dover.Delaware Gov. John Carney said the priority now is to determine what happened and why.In a statement released Thursday, the new Democratic governor said officials will “hold accountable anyone who was responsible” for taking the hostages. He said officials will “make whatever changes are necessary to ensure nothing like it ever happens again.”Details of how the inmates managed to take over the building were not immediately clear. Robert Coupe, secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, said authorities don’t know “the dynamics of the takeover” or whether inmates had been held against their will.last_img read more

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Remix Hits Inks Deal With Sony Will It Revolutionize Sampling

first_imgRemix Hits is a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that has developed a technology for identifying even small snippets of copyrighted music that has been used in a new recording, even if the sample has been heavily modified. But they also developed a licensing platform so those who want to sample copyrighted material in their own work can pre-purchase licenses to use the music legally. It does this by selling the stems, or elements of a song, such as vocals, guitar, synth, or percussion.The company recently closed a deal with Sony Music to license stems from their catalog, which provides an avenue for those looking for remix or sample a song to do so legally and give the original copyright holder compensation. However, musicians must release their new creations through Remix Hits Platform distribution service.While there are still questions about how this service will work, including whether or not music created using Remix Hits-purchased stems can be sold or released outside their platform, and how much of Sony’s extensive catalog will be available for licensing, it could provide a much-needed solution for unauthorized sampling and remixing.Amazon Music Mobile App Users Can Now Ask AlexaRead more News Remix Hits Inks Deal With Sony: Will It Revolutionize Sampling? New deal allows remixers to pre-purchase licenses for music used in remixes and samplesRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 28, 2017 – 5:27 pm Remixing and sampling pre-existing songs has become a big part of making music these days, but it’s also a gray area for copyright. While for some artists it may be an honor to have their work used in a brand new creation, the original copyright holders need compensation for their work when it’s borrowed. This is where a company such as the startup Remix Hits might come in. Facebook Email Remix Hits Inks Deal With Sony remix-hits-inks-deal-sony-will-it-revolutionize-sampling NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chance The Rapper Wins Best Rap Album GRAMMY Twitter last_img read more

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School girl enthrals with classical dance

first_imgYalal: A Class 9 student of Agganur ZP School has been excelling in Indian classical dance. Abhinaya Sri, daughter of Manjula and Lakshman Goud of Yalal, developed a strong interest in the Kuchipudi dance in her childhood. She was admitted in a dance school in Tandur at age of six years. She started stage performances from the young age. She has been enthralling audience with her amazing dance performance and receiving accolades from all sections. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us As Abhinaya Sri’s performance enthrals audience immensely, she got opportunities to perform on the bigger venues like Ravindra Bharathi, Lalithakala Thoranam, Thyagaraya Ganasabha in Hyderabad and appreciated by great personalities. She was presented a certificate of appreciation by the orgnaisers of events at Ravindra Bharathi and Lalithakala Thoranam recently. She also received a certificate and shield from the Lions Club, Hyderabad. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us Later, Abhinaya Sri extended her talent to the national level. She performed in several cultural festivals held in Tirupati, Gangotri, Nepal and other places. Speaking to The Hans India, she said that the credit of her fame should go to her mother. “My mother identified my interest in classical dance and joined me in school. I am still learning techniques in the dance. I like ‘Shiva Thandavam’ in Kuchipudi. I am always inspired by the applause by the audience. I will work hard and bring good name to my parents and realise their dream,” she said.last_img read more

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Party Politics National Edition Ep 17 Repeal Replace Re…Now What

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /16:26 X Listencenter_img Joe Brusky (Flickr)On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus talk about these tumultuous topics in the week’s political news:White House tax planTrump and Macron: the never-ending handshakeTrump lags on nomineesWhite House meeting with challengers to Arizona Sen. Jeff FlakeThen the profs dig into where we are with the Republican initiative formerly known as “Repeal and Replace,” (then simply, “Repeal,” and now, we’re pretty sure, is just going by a symbol or collection of emojis). By the way, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is usually Todd Hulslander but this week, it was Mark DiClaudio. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

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Capcom is selling a wearable lightup Mega Man helmet

first_imgTomorrow signals the start of San Diego Comic-Con being held at the San Diego Convention Center. It’s also all the excuse Capcom needs to introduce some new and highly-desirable merchandize to its online store and the Capcom Booth during the convention. There’s some very cool stuff to buy, but a new wearable helmet has to take the top spot.As you can see in the image above, Capcom has decided to start selling a wearable Mega Man Helmet. Cosplayer’s and Mega Man fans rejoice!The helmet is constructed from ABS plastic with a high polish finish and retains the correct proportions from the very popular Capcom character. You’ll also notice a number of LED lights integrated into the helmet. In terms of answering the all important question of “will it fit my head?” Capcom has worked in a clamshell hinge, allowing the front and back to open until the head of choice fits inside. So, it probably will fit.The Mega Man helmet is not on sale just yet. It will be on display at the SDCC Capcom booth, and then put up for pre-order at the online store. Quantities will be very limited though, so it may be a case of hitting refresh repeatedly in your browser if you really must have one of these.The full list of new merchandize can be viewed on the Capcom Unity blog. However, two other products worth mentioning are the Ryu statue with LED-lit Hadoken fireball, seen above, and the MadCatz Street Fighter Fight Stick seen below.The Ryu statue will be available in Traditional White and Evil Ryu varieties, with quantities being “extremely limited.” The fight stick works with both the PS3 and PS4, has official Street Fighter IV artwork, and Sanwa Denshi buttons and joystick. Only 25o will be available and it seems only at the show, so be very quick in your sprint to the Capcom booth!last_img read more

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Doom multiplayer beta sends players to hell this March

first_imgThe first piece of art won, and it’s an obvious homage to the box art of the original Doom from 1993. This was a good move on Bethesda’s part since the original cover art does nothing to capture the atmosphere of the game, let alone get people excited to play it.Doom will be released on May 13. When Doom releases in a couple of months, players won’t be going to hell alone. The game will have a multiplayer mode that will let users kill each other in brutally awesome ways. Bethesda Softworks released a brand new trailer for this mode, and it looks to be every bit as fun and over-the-top as the core game.In some ways, this trailer has the feel of arena games like Unreal Tournament, thanks to how fast the gameplay is. Details of the multiplayer are still sparse, but we do know the game will have both team and traditional deathmatches. As you can see from the trailer, players will have the ability to turn into demons and unleash carnage on their opponents. The whole thing looks like a blast.Those who purchased Wolfenstein: The New Order will be able to participate in Doom’s closed multiplayer beta. The beta will contain two maps: Heatwave and Infernal, with two different game modes: Team Deathmatch and Warpath. The beta starts on March 31 at 10pm Eastern to April 3. The beta will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.In other Doom news, players who are unhappy with the game’s bland-looking official box art will have the option of using the inner sleeve art to adorn their game. The Doom Twitter account created a poll that allowed players to choose between these two pieces of art:last_img read more

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Police release surveillance photos of suspect in the Red Panda unicycle theft

first_img Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to this scumbag’s arrest. The unicycle is estimated to be worth $25,000. Seriously. Advertisement Here’s Panda in action with her unicycle during happier times.center_img The NBA was rocked when news broke that the league’s most famous halftime act, Red Panda, had her 7-foot unicycle stolen from baggage claim in San Francisco International Airport, but now police have a suspect.The surveillance photos released by the SFPD Airport division show a bearded man with a ponytail allegedly leaving the baggage claim with the unicycle. Based on the photos of the suspect, he may have been taking it to his mom’s basement, where he probably lives. Needless to say, finding a bearded hipster in San Francisco could prove to be difficult.last_img read more

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Total Mortgage Receives Arizona License Opens Phoenix Branch

first_img “”Total Mortgage Services””:http://www.totalmortgage.com/, LLC now has its Arizona Mortgage Banker License and is licensed to originate residential loans in the state, the company announced.[IMAGE]The firm is now licensed in 30 states as well as the District of Columbia.[COLUMN_BREAK]In conjunction with receiving its license, Total Mortgage also opened up its first Arizona branch office, which is located in Phoenix. “”Total Mortgage is excited about opening its first branch in Arizona and offering a needed mortgage solution to borrowers looking to purchase or refinance a home,”” said president John Walsh. “”All of our experienced, fully-licensed loan officers are focused on offering borrowers the best possible interest rate and personalized service to help them navigate the biggest financial decision of their life.””Leading the Phoenix location as branch manager is Larry Gates. Gates joins the company with 17 years of experience in mortgages. In the past, he has acted as Arizona area manager for a nationwide mortgage lender and was president/CEO of a leading mortgage broker firm.””We urge all current Arizona homeowners to contact Total Mortgage to schedule a free mortgage checkup to see if they could be saving money on their monthly payments. Prospective home buyers should also contact us to make sure that they are getting the lowest possible mortgage rate on their home purchase.”” Walsh said. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing August 15, 2013 451 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-08-15 Tory Barringercenter_img Total Mortgage Receives Arizona License, Opens Phoenix Branch Sharelast_img read more

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Bruce Arians was named the Arizona Cardinals head

first_imgBruce Arians was named the Arizona Cardinals head coach. The more research I did on Arians, the more I like the hire. This guy’s résumé looks like the greater metro Phoenix phone book. His reputation precedes him, indeed. I talked to many coaches, players, analysts and personnel men in the National Football League and their reports are filled with effusive praise for Arians. It’s difficult to maintain a sterling reputation when you work with people in a win at all cost environment, where tempers flare and words are filtered through clenched teeth, but Arians has some how pulled it off. This guy’s a coach at heart, not an administrator. Arians’ peers tell me that he will get up in your face and keep you accountable and then be the first guy that hugs you as you walk off the field. He wants you to get it right. He cares about the success of his players and wants them to care about it the way he does. Arians does it his way. One personnel man told me Arians the “definition of a real ball coach” and players have said “he knows what he wants and will not back down from anybody.”The only negative I could find on Bruce Arians was his age. He’s 60 years old and although he has head coaching experience, it was on an interim basis. But after talking with people that would know, Arians has no problem generating energy, passion and a fist in the air. Time will tell on whether or not Bruce Arians will be a good head coach but if the reviews of his ability, knowledge and worthiness are any indication, the Cardinals did well. – / 15 Top Stories Here’s what I found:Bruce Arians is a “great guy.” In all the conversations that I had, this was the central theme. It’s not a surprise to those I talked to that Arians took over for Chuck Pagano when Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and kept the team focused and motivated. Arians was “made for that job” and he constantly reminded Colts players of their mission: play hard enough to get into the postseason so Pagano could coach them in a playoff game. This, believe it or not, is a critical dynamic for Arizona. I believe in stability and consistency but you’ll never have that stability and consistency if the organization doesn’t hire a guy they can live with and grow with. According to those I spoke with, Arians is that guy.Bruce Arians is a Tom Moore disciple. Tom Moore was the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts when Peyton Manning was a rookie. As we all know, Manning and Moore went on to change the landscape of the NFL for the next 11 years and Arians was right in the middle of that schematic quake. Arians is smart and has a creative mind. Some believe he was the architect behind the destruction, devastation and demolition of NFL defenses that saw a QB throw for over 4,000 yards, had two 1,000-yard receivers and a 1,000-yard running back. His fingerprints are all over one of the most brilliant concepts the league has ever known: simplexity. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Simplexity, in a gross generality, involves simple schemes with complex execution. In a paradigm of personnel groups, formations, movement and offensive coordinator sleight of hand, Manning, Moore and Arians developed an offense that included four running plays, 10 passing plays, one personnel group and one formation. The genius of the scheme was that those running it didn’t care if they looked like a genius. But simplexity also included the likes of Manning, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark and Edgerrin James. The Cardinals don’t have that kind of talent but the remnants of that offense still linger in the scheme Arians will bring to Arizona. Arians’ reputation swirls around the core belief he is quarterback sensei, a developer/producer of the most coveted commodity an NFL franchise can have. Since 1998, 15-years later, Arians has worked with four quarterbacks: Manning, Tim Couch, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck. This guy knows quarterbacks and what it takes to be a quarterback in the National Football League. This was a major plus in the pros column while interviewing with the Cardinals. The quarterback position is going to be job one for Arians and his staff. The only thing more clouded and convoluted than the Cardinals quarterback position are found in space and Arians has proven he can bring rookie quarterbacks along and make young quarterbacks better. last_img read more

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