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Shangaan electro master signs with UK record label

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first_imgNozinja, the creator of Shangaan electro. Photo: Warp Records By Anne Taylor5 April 2014One of the boasts South Africans are fond of repeating is about the richness of our multicultural country. A veritable melting pot. And here’s proof: South African artist and DJ Richard “Nozinja” Mthetwa, who has taken the icons of his culture and blended it with South African rave culture to create what he’s termed “Shangaan electro”.This week, independent British record label Warp announced this week that they’d signed Nozinga, who is just about to embark on a European tour. They say:Nozinja is the South African artist famous for creating the revolutionary dance movement dubbed “Shangaan electro”. A 21st century reboot of local folk tradition, Tsonga disco, kwaito and South African house, Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up an innovative and iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form. Nozinja grew up in a small village in Limpopo, home of Shangaan culture. He later moved to Soweto, where he ran cellphone repair shops. According to a compelling profile on the Guardian, Nozinja “vowed to take Shangaan music and dancing worldwide – all from the confines of a soundproofed shed in his back yard. Nozinja is now a producer, artist, video director and promoter, and over the last decade he’s made around 25 albums in the Shangaan style”.Nozinja two-month European tour kicks off in the UK at the end of April. Paris, Berlin and Utrecht are also on the itinerary. He’ll be in Poland at the Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival at the end of August.What I love best, to be honest, are the jawdropping, heartbeating visuals: see Mr Nozinja’s channel on YouTube. That’s what I’m talking about!last_img read more

NLEX bounces back, deals Meralco 1st loss

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first_imgMetta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for Gilas Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Kevin Alas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX got back on its winning ways as it scraped past Meralco, 100-94, to deal the latter its first loss in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Engaged in a nip-and-tuck battle late, the Road Warriors took advantage of the Bolts’ back-to-back turnovers and turned it to a 93-86 lead with 2:10 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a huge win for NLEX, especially with how it handled Meralco’s high scoring import Allen Durham.“I think we handled their import pretty well. He’s just too good all around. But I think the maturity of this team is just developing. We are getting signs of that maturity,” said Guiao.Durham finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds, but committed six of his team’s 19 turnovers.Reynel Hugnatan also got 25 markers and nine boards, while Baser Amer shot 4-of-8 from threes and had 14 points, four rebounds, and two assists in the loss, as the Bolts incurred the first blemish in their record at 4-1.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers NLEX 100 – Fuller 25, Alas 21, Fonacier 16, Quinahan 10, Mallari 8, Soyud 5, Lastimosa 5, Tiongson 3, Al-Hussaini 2, Ighalo 2, Taulava 2, Rios 1, J. Villanueva 0.MERALCO 94 – Durham 26, Hugnatan 25, Amer 14, Sedurifa 9, Dillinger 8, Nabong 7, Newsome 5, Lanete 0, Caram 0, Chua 0, Tolomia 0.Quarters: 16-24, 41-44, 63-64, 100-94. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Baser Amer and Allen Durham tried to mount a late fightback for Meralco, with the sophomore guard drilling a late trey with 10.4 seconds left to slice the lead down to three, 97-94, but Aaron Fuller iced the game at the free throw line to rack NLEX’s fifth win in six outings.“It’s still kind of surreal seeing ourselves on top of the standings. Beating a good team like Meralco is a good test. I think we passed a difficult test today,” said coach Yeng Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFuller fired 25 points, 18 rebounds, and two blocks to lead the Road Warriors, while Kevin Alas had 21 markers, four boards, four dimes, and two steals.Larry Fonacier also chimed in 16 markers, seven rebounds, and two assists, while JR Quiñahan had 10 markers and six boards. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Trans Tasman Posters available for purchase

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first_imgTo Purchase one of these fantastic posters, please go to the General Resources section on the TFA Online Shop.These posters would be a great addition to any affiliate office wall or similar.last_img

Photo: TCU Is Giving Free Beach Tank Tops To The First 200 Students At Tonight’s Game

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first_img"Beach" tank tops given out to students at TCU game.When you’re 16-11 overall and facing a 12-16 conference opponent, sometimes you have to get creative to attempt to draw fans. That appears to be what TCU is doing for tonight’s game against Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs are offering free beach tank tops to the first 200 students to show up at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center for the “Beach Bash.”Are there even any palm trees in the Fort Worth area?last_img

Young Jamaican Chairs Commonwealth Youth Council

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first_imgStory Highlights The opportunity presented itself when Mr. Christian, who was elected to chair the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) in his first official capacity, attended a reception on July 5 at the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House in London, England, to welcome the Prince in his new role. He was also given the awesome responsibility of officially presenting the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, at a July reception held in the Duke’s honour as the Queen’s Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. At 26 years old, Tijani Christian from Waterhouse in Kingston can boast of meeting Queen Elizabeth II on two occasions. At 26 years old, Tijani Christian from Waterhouse in Kingston can boast of meeting Queen Elizabeth II on two occasions.He was also given the awesome responsibility of officially presenting the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, at a July reception held in the Duke’s honour as the Queen’s Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.The opportunity presented itself when Mr. Christian, who was elected to chair the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) in his first official capacity, attended a reception on July 5 at the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House in London, England, to welcome the Prince in his new role.Mr. Christian became the first Caribbean national to chair the CYC. He was elected in April 2018 during the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF), which was organised as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in London, England.The CYF aims to promote cross-cultural connections and to achieve consensus among youth leaders on the policies required to address the challenges and opportunities facing young people.In his capacity as chairperson of the CYC, Mr. Christian will liaise with Prince Harry to strategically advance the role of young people, according to Article 13 of the Commonwealth Charter, which speaks to the important role youth play in the development of countries within the Commonwealth.The CYC, which is led by a nine-member Executive, acts as a coalition of national youth councils and other youth-led civil society and private-sector bodies from across member countries of the Commonwealth.The Council aims to further advance the youth development agenda by integrating young people into the development work of the Commonwealth at national, regional and Pan-Commonwealth levels. It also provides a sustainable platform for unified engagement with decision-makers and youth-led development initiatives.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Christian says he is humbled by this important position that was bestowed on him, and vows to ensure that voices of the Commonwealth youth are represented and heard at the highest level.He will represent more than 1.2 billion youth from 53 member states of the Commonwealth.“I will be working very closely with Prince Harry to make sure that the voices of the young people are heard and strengthened throughout the decision-making process. He will be taking the issues and concerns to the highest level. Therefore, he will be the eyes and ears of the Monarchy, relating what is happening with the young people of the Commonwealth,” Mr. Christian says.The CYC works to mobilise the voices of young people and advocate for governments to meaningfully engage young people. It partners with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other organisations with a focus on youth development.“As the chairperson of the CYC, I am first and foremost the representative voice/official spokesperson for the young people within the Commonwealth. I am representing their views, their opinions in decision-making, whether to heads of government, United Nations (UN) processes or global developing processes,” Mr. Christian tells JIS News.No stranger to leadership roles, Mr. Christian has also served as Jamaica’s Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth; Special Advisor to the National Youth Council of Jamaica (2014-2016); President of the University of the West Indies Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (UWISTAT) Vice Chancellor’s Ambassador Corps, Mona Chapter (2014); and member of the CARICOM Single Market & Economy (CSME) Spokesperson Bureau.He was also awarded the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in the category of Leadership for 2013 and the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in the summer of 2016.Mr. Christian tells JIS News that he is intrinsically driven. “I just always want to do better, to effect change, to help as many people as possible to uplift themselves to be in a better situation, and I always want to give others, especially the youth, the opportunity to grow as much as I was able to grow,” he says.He is a graduate of Seaward Primary and Junior High School on Olympic Way, Jamaica College and the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, where he pursued undergraduate studies in Social Policy and Development. He is presently the Events Coordinator at the National Integrity Action (NIA).The CYC was established in 2013 with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Programme and endorsed by Commonwealth Heads of Government at that year’s Summit in Sri Lanka as an “autonomous, youth-led organisation” to advocate on behalf of more than two billion young people in the Commonwealth.last_img read more

MCG plans to revamp street vending policy

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first_imgGurugram: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is planning to overhaul it’s street vending policy after it has been found that only six per cent of the city’s street vendors is covered under its vending zones.According to MCG officials, only 1,100 of 18,000 street vendors are covered in their 157 street vending zones, which has resulted in a large number of vendors encroaching upon public spaces and main roads, leading to congestion, snarls and chaos. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe street vending policy was introduced in 2016, to provide social security and reserve the livelihood of street vendors. The number of street vendors operating in the city was provided to the MCG earlier this month by the Haryana government, following a citywide survey. For long there have been complaints that how prime areas, footpaths are being deliberately taken over in the city. One of the sternest actions was taken by the MCG after it sealed more than 80 shops in Sadar Bazaar that was allowing encroachment by street vendors. Action against street vendors who encroach upon public spaces continues even now. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWhile the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) claims that its officials are working towards providing better walking spaces for the citizens, most of the residents do not seem to be impressed by the claims. Complaints of encroachments in the city continue to come in large numbers at the MCG office. Even as there has been a large-scale campaign by the MCG in removing the encroachments on the city pavements, residents have often highlighted that encroachment at pavement is a regular sight in the city.last_img read more

David Johnston releases spending since leaving Rideau Hall last year

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first_imgOTTAWA — Former governor general David Johnston has publicly released expenses since leaving Rideau Hall that total $76,650 for a six month period.The expenses, incurred from October to March, include nearly $14,000 for travel, accommodation and meals, $54,463 for office support and $8,274 for office supplies and miscellaneous costs.Johnston’s disclosure comes amid public scrutiny of the expenses of a previous governor general, Adrienne Clarkson, who has billed taxpayers for more than $1 million in expenses since leaving the job.When a former governor general submits bills of more than $100,000 in a year, his or her name is specifically included in an annual report to Parliament.Clarkson has passed that threshold nine times in 12 years, including in the most recent fiscal year but details of the payments have not been disclosed.Earlier this month, Johnston said that public responsibilities continue after a governor general leaves the job but said he welcomed public scrutiny of his spending.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Fort St John Home Hardware Building Centre recognized as Community Leader

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first_img“We are extremely excited to win this award and are proud to support our community. Thank you to our staff and customers for your continued support. Together we make a difference.”The Outstanding Retailer Awards have recognized and honoured Canada’s best Home Improvement Retailing stores across Canada since 1992. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, O.N. – The Fort St. John Home Hardware Building Centre recently received an award as a Community Leader at the Outstanding Retailer Awards.Held in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Douglas and Shelley Gallinger, owners of Fort St. John Home Hardware, were on hand to receive the award.The Gallinger’s say they are excited and thankful to receive this award.last_img read more

Modi targets Rahul over association with UK firm

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first_imgSagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday targeted Rahul Gandhi for his alleged association with UK firm Backops, saying the Congress president’s “scams” were being “unearthed from land, air and water”. Referring to Gandhi, Modi while speaking at rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar said the “naamdar” gets exposed every time he tries to malign him and the more he is targeted, the more ‘lotus’ will bloom. The Home Ministry recently served a notice on Gandhi, saying it received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, claiming that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in 2003 with the Congress leader as one of its directors. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The Home Ministry said Swamy’s letter also mentioned that in the British company’s annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and October 31, 2006, Gandhi’s date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and had declared his nationality as British. Referring to Gandhi’s alleged association with the company, Modi said, “His scams are being unearthed from land, air and water.” “The ‘naamdar’ in an interview mentioned that his aim was to malign my image. But more the mud he throws at me, better the lotus will bloom,” he said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Modi said even as Gandhi abused him, the latter himself was getting exposed. “He owned a company called Backops in England which was shut in 2009. But in 2011, a partner in the company got a submarine deal contract. The government was of the Congress. How did the Backops partner get the deal, what was his experience in defence contract?” Modi said. Modi alleged that due to Congress’s “criminal apathy”, the country has been deprived of basic amenities like pucca houses, electricity, toilets and bank accounts during the first 25 years of Independence. “Had the Congress remained in power, I am confident that basic amenities would have alluded the country for another 100 years,” he said. Modi said perpetrators of terrorism are now fully aware that it is a new India which hits them back by entering their dens. “Your each vote in favour of Modi will inspire him to fight against terrorism with vigour,” he added.last_img read more

Classless Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Country Club

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The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or position of Atlanta Black Star or its employees Michael Jordan’s arrogance — and poor sense of style — got him banned from the posh private La Gorce Country Club in Miami more than his fashion faux pas.The NBA icon and owner of the Charlotte Bobcats violated a dress code at the swanky country club by wearing cargo pants, according to myriad reports. Golfers are required to wear a collared shirt and Bermuda shorts while playing.But when a club official approached him on the 12th hole and asked him to change his wardrobe, Jordan refused. Arrogant. Not good and just plain old arrogant. The country club might be stuffy and over the top, but it is the rule and everyone else abides by them . . . except Jordan.No problem, La Gorce contends. Just do not show up to play there again, Mr. Jordan.Now here’s a statement from Jordan’s public relations office:“Michael Jordan did wear cargo pants . . . He had been there many times before and had worn cargo pants previously, and had never been made aware that he was violating any dress code. This time, he was made aware of the violation on the 12th hole, and at that point . . . he did refuse to interrupt his game, and return to the clubhouse and change. We were not aware that he is not allowed to return to La Gorce. I guess it’s their loss – as MJ is a great golfer, and a great guest.”Four things: Jordan is not a great golfer. He’s a hack, like most golfers in the world. Two, he’s a hack despite playing more than most golfers in the world and on the best courses, meaning he’s probably a little worse than a hack.Third, he’s obnoxious and arrogant. “It’s their loss?” the statement said. Really? Seems the private club will go on just fine without Jordan spraying balls all over the place and tearing up the turf.And fourth, Jordan, once a fashionable guy, has fallen off considerably. He dresses like he’s from the back roads of North Carolina. Oh, wait; he is.None other than GQ magazine tweeted, “Michael Jordan’s style: so bad, it gets him kicked out of places.” In an article, GQ writes that Jordan could be “the worst dressed man in the universe.”Jordan made $60 million in endorsements last year, according to Forbes.  Nike’s Jordan Brand has annual revenues of more than $1 billion, with his brand’s shoes controlling 71 percent of the American basketball shoe market.Forbes estimated Jordan’s net worth at $500 million in 2010, a number it believes will increase. Jordan owns 80 percent of the Bobcats.If only all that money could buy Jordan some class and humility. read more