Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike Talks Bernie Sanders And Gang-Sponsored Merchandise During Appearance On ‘Seth Meyers’ [Watch]

first_imgRun The Jewels rapper Killer Mike (real name–Michael Render) was one of the featured guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday. The popular musician and television host was on the late-night show to talk about his new Netflix series, Trigger Warning With Killer Mike, which debuted on the popular streaming platform earlier this month back on January 18th.For those who haven’t seen the first six episodes of the new series, its premise follows Render as he explores some of the current social issues in America ranging from race relations, drug usage, gangs, religion, and poverty. Meyers and Render spent the interview discussing what the popular rap artist and social activist learned during his time with the various interview subjects seen in the show’s first season.“My theory is, the more individual contact you have with people who don’t look like you, who are not of your class, who are not of your race, sex, or religion, the greater the chances of building friendships and empathy through that, and then taking it into the greater world,” Render explained, followed by an applause of agreement from the audience.The two entertainers also spent time breaking down the always-interesting topic of “White Gang Privilege,” which Render explained by comparing how outlaw organizations like the Hell’s Angels can benefit off their brand by selling merch, versus members of the Crips or Bloods, who are not offered the same amount of commercial leniency by today’s society. Fans can watch the entire interview in the video below to learn more.Killer Mike Interview – Late Night With Seth Meyers – 1/30/2019[Video: Late Night with Seth Meyers]Run The Jewels will return to Render’s hometown of Atlanta this weekend to perform at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night concert event alongside Foo Fighters on Saturday night.last_img read more

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Prudential in clear for Knightsbridge

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Men’s Hockey: Badgers take on Wolverines, enter home stretch of regular season

first_imgThe Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Team enters February riding a three-game winning streak and preparing to face a critical point in their season.No. 18 Wisconsin currently sits in third place in the Big Ten, behind No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 5 Ohio State University.This weekend, the Badgers will square off with a No. 20 University of Michigan team that is nipping at their heels in the Big Ten, sitting a place behind and a point back of Wisconsin in the standings.Wisconsin comes into the two-game series in Ann Arbor with memories of a mixed-bag November weekend in Madison against Michigan, in which the Badgers won a decisive 7-3 victory in the Friday contest, but let Saturday night’s game get away from them in a shoot-out.Jim Johannson, US Hockey General Manager and former Badger dies at 53Early Sunday morning former Wisconsin hockey player and General Manager of the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Jim Johannson died at Read…Michigan will be hungry for a win after a rough weekend in Columbus where they fell short in two-straight games against Ohio State.Notable numbersAcross the board, Wisconsin seems to have strong numbers backing their performance. They outscore their opponents by 0.3 goals per game, average a 4.7 shot-differential per game and hold their opponents to a 17.2 percent clip on the power play.While those statistics are promising, there is an area the Badgers struggle with, which left unchecked, could be their downfall — face-offs.Men’s Hockey: Badgers shut out Notre Dame, avoid season sweepWisconsin Men’s Hockey Team has gone through a rough patch as of late. After a disappointing series against Penn State Read…This season, Wisconsin has underperformed in the face-off circle and they’ve won 109 less than their opposition. This hurts a team over the course of a season, allowing for opposing offenses to have high time of possession and wear down the Badger defense.Michigan is slightly better than average on the face-off, though that could translate into serious gains in possession time if Wisconsin cannot plug that hole in their game.Players to watch forWith 26 on the season, senior forward Ryan Wagner leads the Cardinal and White in points and is in a three-way tie for second on the team in goals (10). In the last two games against Penn State, Wagner has put up two points a piece in each.Wagner will certainly look to extend his three-game point streak against Michigan this weekend.Granato takes Badger-less roster to South KoreaFor the first time since 1972, the U.S. Olympic Hockey team will head to the Olympics without any former or Read…Michigan has relied heavily on their playmaking forward Cooper Marody this season. Marody had a monster stretch earlier this year — in eight games late October and early November, Marody averaged 2.375 points per game. During that span he had at least two points in every game and three games in which he put up three points.Lucky for Wisconsin, Marody seems to have gone cold lately. Marody hasn’t recorded an assist in five games, though he has scored two goals over that time.The Badgers will try to stop Marody from getting back on track this series in Ann Arbor.Puck drop is 6.30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night between the two conference foes for their last meeting of the season.last_img read more

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Valverde says Barca want to ‘help’ difficult Dembele

first_imgBut the former Borussia Dortmund man, who was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in Russia, took his goals tally in La Liga this season to six by scoring in Saturday’s 4-0 derby thrashing of Espanyol, despite having only played 90 minutes four times.Centre-back Clement Lenglet defended his team-mate and compatriot, saying that his performances on the pitch outweigh any off-field issues.“I don’t really know what’s going on,” said Lenglet. “But what interests me right now about Ousmane is what he’s doing on the pitch, how he’s helping us, and he’s doing that very well.”Barcelona have already qualified for the Champions League last 16 as winners of Group B, and Tottenham need to beat them at the Camp Nou to be sure of joining them in the knockout stage.Share on: WhatsApp Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday that the club wants to “help” French winger Ousmane Dembele realise his potential, after the youngster’s latest disciplinary transgression.The 21-year-old arrived two hours late for practice on Sunday and had to train alone and is now facing a disciplinary sanction from the La Liga champions.“Something has happened that we are going to try to resolve internally, in the best possible way to help the player because he has a lot of talent,” Valverde said ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Tottenham.“What we want is to help him, because he’s young. He has a long career ahead of him, we want to get the best out of him, because we know when he feels good he can give us a lot.”Dembele was also left out of a league match last month against Real Betis after missing training.last_img read more

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Razor Clam Dig Starts February 7 on 3 Ocean Beaches

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)State shellfish managers have approved a six-day razor clam dig beginning February 7 on three ocean beaches.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening on evening tides at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.This is the first dig at Twin Harbors since late November when domoic acid levels spiked there, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.“Toxin levels have been dropping over the last several weeks at Twin Harbors and now meet public health standards,” Ayres said. “This is great news for razor clam diggers. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:Feb. 7, Tuesday, 3:53 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 8, Wednesday, 4:46 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 9, Thursday, 5:33 p.m.; -0.9 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 10, Friday, 6:16 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 11, Saturday, 6:57 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 12, Sunday, 7:34 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks, Twin HarborsRazor clam diggers should note that Copalis will be closed the last three days of the dig, when Mocrocks and Twin Harbors remain open, Ayres said.WDFW often opens Copalis and Mocrocks for the same dates due to the proximity of the beaches. “We’re able to provide more opportunities by opening Mocrocks separately for a few days this dig,” Ayres said.  Copalis beach includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas while Mocrocks includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips. Maps of the beaches can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website and from license vendors around the state. Long Beach remains closed to razor clam digging due to elevated levels of domoic acid. A natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, domoic acid can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.last_img read more

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Crackdown on metal thefts launched by Gardaí

first_imgAn Garda Síochána in conjunction with Crimestoppers and ESB Networks are today launching a campaign to tackle the serious problem of metal theft.The new campaign continues the work of the Metal Theft Forum, which was established in 2012 to develop a metal theft prevention and crime reduction plan.Metal theft affects a large number of businesses and communities and includes the theft of electricity cables, copper wires, road signs, beer kegs, electrical goods, letterboxes and goalposts. Ireland’s electricity network, public transport and telecommunications networks have all been victims of metal theft, with criminals removing large amounts of electrical cable, signal cable and copper wire.Of particular concern is the sharp increase in ESB Network station break-ins and the ongoing theft of electrical cable. In 2019 the number of High Voltage (HV) station break-ins doubled compared to 2018 and 2017. There have been 43 break-ins to ESB Networks substations in 2019.Serious injuries and fatalities have been caused as a direct consequence of metal theft.John O’Driscoll, Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, said: “Metal Theft can affect everyone. Specifically, stealing metal from ESB Networks’ equipment causes power cuts which impact on families, businesses and the economy in general. “I appeal to any person to contact An Garda Síochána, immediately, if they are aware of suspicious activity taking place close to an electrical installation on their land.“I am also specifically appealing to any person involved in the purchase and or resale of metal products, to ask appropriate questions and report unusual sources of metal as you may inadvertently facilitate criminal activity and commit an offence of handling stolen property if you purchase metal that is stolen”.An Garda Síochána are calling on members of the public and, in particular, the farming community with overhead power lines on their land to be vigilant of suspicious activity and to come forward with any information they may have on metal theft and people engaged in this illegal activity.Information can be provided to your local Garda station, by calling ESB Networks on 1820 372 999 or by the Crimestoppers confidential telephone service by calling 1800 25 00 25.Crackdown on metal thefts launched by Gardaí was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gardailast_img read more

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Struggle heroes for children

first_img30 May 2003A series of books for children on 10 of South Africa’s prominent freedom fighters is not only a wonderful classroom resource but a good place to start for anyone in search of introductory information on the struggle against apartheid. Freedom Fighters, from the Learning African History series, documents the lives of 10 legendary activists – Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Seretse Khama, Desmond Tutu, Chris Hani, Helen Joseph, Thabo Mbeki and Steve Biko.Pitched at 9- to 10-year-old English first language speakers and 11- to 13-year-old English second language speakers, and written by award-winning children’s book writer Chris van Wyk, the series colourfully documents the lives of 10 extraordinary people.The books are written in a crisp and direct way, and easily hold the interest of the reader. What attracts the young reader in particular is their colourful packaging and captivating original pictures (many of the photographs have never been published before).Using individuals as the vehicle to describe the country’s journey from apartheid to democracy is a clever one: it sustains the interest of the reader and allows him or her to identify with each of the individuals’ very different stories as well as absorb the historical context in which their struggles were played out. Although the series includes individuals with vastly different backgrounds – from Helen Joseph, a party-loving socialite from Durban, to Seretse Khama, chief of the Bangwato people in Botswana at the age of four! – what is apparent is the extent to which so many of the country’s political activists overcame obstacles like poverty and rural isolation to get their school and university education and pursue their goals.The early lives of these “struggle heroes’ will be of interest to young readers. Such as how Chris or Tembisile (his real first name) Hani got teased for doing “women’s work’ – helping his mother collect water and firewood – when he was small; or how Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had to leave school for six months at the age of eight and milk cows and look after sheep and goats; or how Desmond Tutu was born so tiny he was not expected to live.The realities of apartheid – the “whites-only’ areas, the struggle for education, the indignity of passes – are clearly described and will help convey to the younger generation, whose understanding of apartheid is largely theoretical, what life was like for their parents and grandparents.The lives of the activists are painted in broad brushstrokes, with the more complex and controversial aspects of “the struggle’, and those surrounding some of the individuals themselves, usually omitted. The controversies that have dogged Madikizela-Mandela are hinted at with the sentence: “Some people do not like Winnie Mandela, but many admire her for her courage and her strength and for her role during the struggle.’The death of Stompie Sepei and subsequent conviction of Mandela on kidnapping charges are briefly mentioned without much explanation. No mention is made of Steve Biko’s relationship with Mamphele Ramphele and the child that was born from it, for example. Although the imperative to keep the books simple and brief enough for young minds to absorb clearly places constraints on the extent to which the author can delve into the complexities, I believe these details are important.It could be argued that young minds are not sophisticated enough to deal with complex subjects without losing the general thrust of the series – celebrating the lives of brave and remarkable people who helped bring about the downfall of apartheid.However, the “rosy-tinted treatment’ is a weakness. Painting the heroes as flawless individuals makes them seem less real – even to young minds – and gives the series a whiff of dogma. It also patronises children who are in fact old enough to question and debate.The “Freedom Fighters’ series was tested on a Britney Spears/ Eminem-obsessed nine-year-old, Alice. Far from needing a preparatory sermon to fuel her interest in the books, she was immediately drawn to them and spent a long time poring over the pages. She particularly liked the one on Winnie Mandela, who for all age groups is a fascinating figure, whether one likes her or not. This is what Alice had to say: “Generally I like the books. They teach us about racism and apartheid. The one on Thabo Mbeki is interesting because it tells you things about him you didn’t know. The one on Nelson Mandela isn’t that interesting because everyone knows that stuff about him already.“I don’t know if I would read all of them. They would be great to have in the school library for school projects, but I don’t know if someone would just go and read them. They prefer Sweet Valley High and other books like that.’The 10-book boxed set is published by Awareness Publishing and costs R975.20. Tel: (011) 403-3008; fax: (011) 403-1150.last_img read more

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Twitter Bans In-Stream Ads

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#advertising#NYT#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification frederic lardinoiscenter_img Twitter just announced that it will soon update its terms of service for developers and prohibit third-party advertising networks and developers from inserting ads into a user’s stream. This could mean the end of a number of third-party advertising networks like Ad.ly and 140 Proof, both of which created their businesses around in-stream ads. According to Twitter’s COO, Dick Costolo, the company decided to take this step in order to “preserve the unique user experience Twitter has created” and ensure the “long-term health and value of the platform.”Twitter’s ReasoningTwitter argues that it wants to create “a platform of enduring value.” To do so, Costolo says, Twitter has to ensure that the platform remains valuable for its users. In-stream advertisers, however, are only interested in short-term revenue opportunities – which come at the expense of the long-term health of the Twitter platform. Costolo also argues that these in-stream advertising networks are simply not innovative enough, and “the basis for building a lasting advertising network that benefits users should be innovation, not near-term monetization.”The real reason for banning in-stream ads, however, becomes obvious after reading this paragraph:“It is important to keep in mind that Twitter bears all the costs of maintaining the network, protecting the Tweet stream against spam, supporting user requests, and scaling the service. Indeed, Twitter will bear many of the support costs associated with any third-party paid Tweets, as Twitter receives support emails related to anything a user sees in a tweet stream. The third-party bears few of these costs by comparison.”Twitter simply doesn’t want to bear the cost of supporting these advertising networks that don’t bring the company any direct value and revenue. Prohibiting in-stream ads isn’t so much about fostering innovation and preserving the integrity of the platform. Instead, it’s about ensuring that advertisers flock to Twitter’s own Promoted Tweets.Shutting Down the Most Natural Way to Monetize Twitter ClientsIt will be interesting to see how third-party developers will react to this. Just a few weeks ago, Twitter began launching its own official Twitter clients, and now the company has prohibited the most obvious method of monetizing unofficial clients. Instead of being able to insert ads into users’ streams – the most natural place for these ads – developers will now have to show ads outside of the stream. As Costolo puts it, “There will be all sorts of other third-party monetization engines that crop up in the vicinity of the timeline.” Starting today, however, the stream itself is off-limits for all advertisers besides Twitter itself. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts last_img read more

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Man Utd to face Brighton in FA Cup quarter-finals

first_imgFA Cup Man Utd to face Brighton & Chelsea away to Leicester in FA Cup quarter-final draw Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:07 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Getty FA Cup Manchester United Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur Wigan Athletic v Manchester City Wigan Athletic Rochdale Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City Chelsea Leicester City Southampton Brighton & Hove Albion Swansea City Sheffield Wednesday Pep Guardiola’s Man City will have a home tie in the last eight if they can overcome Wigan, but Spurs will be away if they make it through Manchester United have been drawn at home to Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Chelsea will head to Leicester City.Premier League leaders Manchester City will be at home to Southampton in the last eight, if they overcome Wigan Athletic away from home on Monday night.AdChoices广告The final last-eight tie will pit either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City at home to Rochdale or Tottenham Hotspur, who play on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In a repeat of the 1983 FA Cup final, Jose Mourinho’s United will take on Brighton at Old Trafford after Romelu Lukaku scored twice to see off Huddersfield in the fifth round.Brighton are in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 after beating Coventry and will be hoping to cause an upset. When the two teams met in the 1983 final, United won 4-0 in a replay after a 2-2 draw in the first match at Wembley.The last two Premier League champions will clash at the King Power Stadium, with Leicester playing host to Chelsea, who both overcame lower league opposition in the last 16.Southampton will be away from home in the last eight, but must wait to learn their opponents as Premier League leaders City are not in cup action until Monday.There is the potential for a semi-final quartet of Chelsea, City, United and Spurs, although Mauricio Pochettino’s side have some way to go before thinking about the last four.Spurs take on Rochdale on Sunday and, if they win that game, will then have to travel to the winners of Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who drew 0-0 at Hillsborough. Date Match Mar 17-18 Sheffield Wednesday/Swansea City vs Rochdale/Tottenham Mar 17-18 Manchester United vs Brighton Mar 17-18 Leicester City vs Chelsea Mar 17-18 Wigan/Manchester City vs Southamptonlast_img read more

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