Tropical Storm Eduaord

first_img Sizzling weekend for Provo Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, The Bahamas – NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT NOON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OUT TO SEA.AT 11:00 AM, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.5°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 43.0° WEST OR ABOUT 1315 MILES EAST (E) OF NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS.EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16-MILES PER HOUR AND THIS MOTION WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 45-MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas weather, Tci weather Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015last_img read more

NeYo Gets Real On RB Essence Fest More

first_imgNews Ne-Yo Gets Real On R&B, Essence Fest & More ne-yo-gets-real-rb-essence-fest-more Email Twitter Facebook Ne-Yo Gets Real On R&B, Essence Fest & More “I need my music to feel like something again…”GRAMMYs Jul 7, 2018 – 12:48 pm It’s no secret that Ne-Yo is a maker, lover and champion of R&B music. So it comes as no surprised that the GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter and Recording Academy member would be spotted in New Orleans at this year’s Essence Festival—the venerable celebration of Black artists and music, which is now in its 24th year.  We caught up with R&B’s gentleman to chat about the festival’s impact, his love of Erykah Badu, his musical legacy, who’s on his musical radar, and why real singing still matters.There are so many music festivals these days, what makes Essence special for you?Essence Festival is special because [it celebrates] black women—one of our most precious commodities. This is about them, and anything celebrating them I’m always going to be for. I’ve been a champion for women pretty much my whole career, my whole life. My mama wouldn’t have it [any] other way, so I’m always here to celebrate female Black excellence.Anybody you’re really looking forward to seeing this year?Erykah Badu. [I have] been a huge fan of Erykah Badu since the beginning of her career. I love how she’s just unapologetically her. You know what I’m saying? She is who she is, whether it’s trendy, whether you get it or not, she’s like this is me, love it or leave it alone. You can’t do anything but respect people like that.R&B and rap are dominating the music charts these days, and both have become king amongst music consumers. Can you see that effect of those genres on the world of music and pop culture?  I mean I can definitely see it. You can definitely feel it. You can feel it in every aspect of music. Have you listened to country music lately? You can definitely [hear] the influence there. Pop music [too]. I’m happy that we are in the process of swinging things back towards R&B music, with artists like H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, Ella Mai, Jorja Smith, [and me]—I’ve got to include myself in there. I need music to feel like something again. I feel like we’re swinging back towards that. We’re swinging back towards real emotion in music. You know? Real voices. Real singing and that makes me really happy.What are you listening to right now? I’m a really, really heavy on H.E.R. I love what she does. She works with DJ Camper, who I work with a lot as well. He actually produced [my] song, “Good Man” [the latest single and the title track off his seventh studio album]. Daniel Caesar, and I listened to Jorja Smith’s album [Lost & Found] because I think it came out right around the same time mine did, so I wanted to see what the competition was sounding like. Not that there is any animosity or anything, I just wanted to [hear it]. Mind you, she’s amazing. And I love Drake’s new one [Scorpion]. Love what he’s sounding like.So, if you could set up your dream collaboration with any artist or band alive right now, who would it be? For me it would have to be Stevie Wonder. I have my five kings that have been my inspiration, pretty much, from the start of my love for music: Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis Jr., [and] Marvin Gaye. Now, of the five I’ve named, only one is still living. That’s Stevie Wonder. So, I got to get in with Stevie.When your fans look back on you in 50 years from now what do you want them to remember about you as the artist Ne-Yo and your music?I want them to remember that Ne-Yo wrote from the heart. Ne-Yo spoke from the heart. Whether [or not] what he was saying or doing was the most popular thing at the time or not, it was always real. And that he was a good man that could write the hell out of a song.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

VW might take deposits for the ID electric hatch in Europe

first_img More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 75 Photos Share your voice Electric Cars Future Cars Hatchbacks 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Preview • 2019 Audi E-Tron: A worry-free, all-EV SUV 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tesla Volkswagen News • 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV range and on-sale date released Comment 1 Volkswagen’s ID concept is the start of VW’s electric revolution More about 2019 Audi E-Tron Electric cars: Juice up with all the EV news we’ve got.VW I.D. Buzz: We’ve already driven the future. The first of VW’s I.D. electric cars in Europe will be the Golf-ish-sized hatchback, and there have been more than a few comparisons to Tesla there. Now, VW looks to implement a preorder deposit system that also seems a little familiar.Volkswagen might allow interested parties to place a deposit for the upcoming I.D. hatchback, Automotive News Europe reports, citing an interview with VW brand chief Juergen Stackmann. The deposits will help determine who is ready to make a “serious commitment,” and while Stackmann told ANE it wouldn’t be a large amount of money, it’ll be big enough to attract serious buyers.According to ANE’s report, VW has already floated the idea of a deposit system in test markets, and apparently, customers in EV-friendly European countries are more than willing to try and get an early crack at the first in an onslaught of MEB-platform electric vehicles. Obviously, those putting down deposits would then get priority when the cars start leaving the assembly line, which in the case of the I.D. hatchback should happen in early 2020.Enlarge ImageThe hatchback is already being tested in camouflage, so a proper debut shouldn’t be too far away, especially since its market launch is slated for early 2020. Volkswagen “We have tested it several times in Norway and the customers want it. It’s surprising but people in Norway and Holland want to be a part of it. Germany is definitely not the pacemaker in Europe,” Stackmann said to ANE.The I.D. will be the first of VW’s new electric cars in Europe. It’s about the same size as a Golf, and it’s expected to cost about as much as a fully loaded diesel model, which comes out to between $35,000 and $40,000 in the US. In the US, we’ll get the I.D. Crozz SUV as the first car in 2020, with the I.D. Buzz microbus following in 2022. Tesla first brought the idea of preordering a popular car to prominence with its Model 3 sedan. As ANE notes, critics believed it served the second purpose of helping Tesla stack its coffers as it expanded its manufacturing efforts. Nevertheless, the refundable deposits took off and Tesla ended up sitting on hundreds of thousands of them. VW’s car may not have the Model 3’s cult of personality, but it’ll be interesting to see just how many orders VW can drum up before the car heads to production.last_img read more

GM Quader for forming ministry or commission for minorities

first_imgJatiya Party chief GM Quader speaks at a discussion marking the Janmashtami at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday. Photo: UNBJatiya Party chairman GM Quader on Saturday laid emphasis on constituting either a ministry or a commission for protecting the interests of minority communities in the country, reports UNB.“Either a minority ministry or a minority commission can be there in the country to protect the interests of them. It’ll also help them move forward,” he said.The JaPa chief came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by Sri Krishna Seba Sangha at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Shri Krishna.He said their party will always remain beside the minority communities as they were in the past, and play an effective role both in parliament and on the streets in realising their justified demands.Quader said there should not be any conflict and division among communities of different religions as the goal of all religions is to build a society based on justice and fairness.He said only five per cent people intend to abuse religion and create anarchy in society to make their personal gains, but people never accept them.The JaPa chief said the religious harmony will remain intact in Bangladesh as major parties here believe in communal harmony.Quader recalled that their party’s late chairman and his elder brother HM Ershad took various steps during his rule in the interest of the Hindu community.He said Ershad announced a public holiday on the occasion of Janmashtami and formed a Hindu Kalyan Trust to secure their rights and interests.last_img read more

DC Speed Youth Track Club New Coach Ken Dudley Striving to Make

first_imgKen Dudley is the new coach of youth track-and-field club DC Speed. (Photo by Breana Pitts)Ken Dudley just wanted to give his sons a competitive edge in youth football, so he signed them up for track and field with DC Speed, the premier youth track club in Washington, D.C. The club needed more coaches, and Dudley had prior coaching experience, so he volunteered to coach the 11-to-12-year-olds.Four years later, Dudley is the new head coach of DC Speed and looking to propel the District to the forefront of youth athletics through track and field. Children from ages 6 to 18 can join DC Speed, and the year-round track club already has 120 youth athletes for the 2016 outdoor season.“Right now, the kids aren’t learning proper form and the proper way to play these sports. That’s what we’re here for,” said Dudley. “We know eventually we have to hand these kids off to another coach, so we want to have these kids prepared to the best of their ability to be handed off and to be exceptional.”Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Dudley attended Hampton University and John Hopkins University. In 2000, he founded his company Majestic Builders, which renovates and builds houses in the Washington metropolitan area. Now, as a father of four children—Kenny Jr., Bryce, Daniel and Julia—Dudley spends most of his free time providing D.C. youth with the resources to build character, confidence and self-esteem, on and off the track.Members of DC Speed, a youth track-and-field club that caters to children ages 6-18. (Photo Courtesy DC Speed)“You get out what you put in. I try to hold the kids accountable, just like I would an adult,” said Dudley. “When we give them specific directions we expect them to execute. We expect all the kids to also have fun.”The team regularly participates in team-building exercises, such as traveling to Terrapin Adventures for a rope course and game nights involving the whole family. As a family-oriented team, DC Speed also supports its athletes in other activities outside of track and field, including school plays, community service and other sports.DC Speed, founded in 2007, is managed by an executive board of parents and volunteers. Cynthia McEwen, who serves as the board’s president, said Dudley’s ties to the D.C. community, as a resident and business owner, made him an ideal candidate for the head coaching position.“It’s important for us to make sure our leadership is in the community and understands not just some of the challenges we face, but also has stakes in what we want to do here in the city, in terms of how we give back and what we can do to enhance the children whose lives we touch,” said McEwen.Despite being a nonprofit organization under the Department of Parks and Recreation, DC Speed’s biggest challenge is finding a facility to house its program. This season, the club is practicing at Banneker Recreation Center in Northwest D.C., and in previous years, they bounced around between public high school facilities in the area. Finding a year-round facility is important because the athletes don’t just run track, they also throw javelin and shot put, and do long jump, high jump and triple jump.While board members reach out to D.C. Public Schools and Councilmembers Brandon Todd and Kenyan McDuffie try to secure a long-term facility, Dudley is focused on teaching kids how to enjoy track and field, as well as mentoring them in their everyday lives.“My business model is to try to make my clients feel like they’re No. 1. I try to follow that (at DC Speed) and have the coaches follow that too,” said Dudley. “Whether I’m working with 10 kids or five kids, I want every kid, at the end of the day, to feel like they were the only kid on that track that I worked with.”last_img read more