Anderson .Paak is unstoppable. After his incredible collaborations with Dr. Dre on his 2015 album Compton, .Paak started a global assault on the music industry, delivering his huge breakthrough album Malibu before appearing at what seemed like every major music festival around the world. The artists has combined hip-hop and R&B with funk and punk, essentially creating a new genre along the way. His drumming is determined and tight, and his band, The Free National, easily move from one genre to the next in the live setting – ultimately creating a vibe that pretty much everyone can get down to.Now, Anderson .Paak is preparing to move in a new direction, as he will be releasing a new album with Kendrick Lamar producer Knxwledge under the name NxWorries. The duo actually released an EP a few weeks before Malibu dropped, and this new LP is an expansion on the project that they started last year. The new album, entitled Yes Lawd, is due out on October 21st on Stones Throw Records, and will feature nineteen tracks, seventeen of which are brand new, never before-heard recordings. “Link Up” and “Suede” both made the cut from their original EP.The duo have also released their first single from Yes Lawd, called “Lyk Dis”. Paak’s crooning vocals mix perfectly with Knxwledge’s sultry, J. Dilla-esque beat, and the result is a smooth, catchy and introspective R&B number. Check out “Lyk Dis” below, and also check out the music video for “Suede”, originally released in August 2015.
VINTON, Iowa – The 2014 competitor’s license application for drivers in all divisions is now posted on the www.imca.com website. DIRECT LINK: https://www.imca.com/forms/2014-imca-license-application/There is no increase in application fees: Cost is $115 for Modifieds, $135 for Late Models, $105 for Sprint Cars, $95 for Stock Cars and West Coast Super Stocks, $90 for Northern and Southern SportMods, $85 for Hobby Stocks and $60 for Sport Compacts.Associate/crew member memberships, which are optional, also run $60. There’s a $50 additional fee for minors ages 14-17, which will be waived as part of “IMCA’s Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Deal” if the application is made before a deadline of Friday, Feb. 14.Applications from outside the continental United States are also subject to an additional $50 fee.“Currently, anyone interested in purchasing a license can go to our website, print and mail the hard copy form along with the application fee,” said IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root. “They can also call the home office (319 472-2201) or buy their license at the track on opening night.”“We anticipate that they’ll be able to complete the entire purchase process through the website around Feb. 1,” he added.Purchase of a 2014 IMCA membership includes a $50,000 excess medical insurance policy, with a $5,000 deductible, in effect at any sanctioned event, and a $5,000 accidental death, dismemberment and paralysis policy, effective at or while traveling to or from any sanctioned event. A subscription to the monthly Inside IMCA newsletter is also part of the membership fee.
South African couple Konrad and Yolande Giering are part of an international ensemble in the Wonderful World of Disney on Ice. They’re excited to skate in front of local audiences for the first time.Konrad Giering plays the character of Scar in the Wonderful World of Disney on Ice, in South Africa from 30 June 2017, with performances in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. (Image: Showtime Management, Twitter)Compiled by Priya PitamberSouth African husband and wife team Konrad and Yolande Giering are in the international ensemble skating in the Wonderful World of Disney on Ice, coming to the country this winter.SA skaters, Yolande Giering & Konrad Giering on the ice soon in The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice SA Winter tour. #DisneyOnIce pic.twitter.com/g8yUTjA5lw— Deb Publicist (@DebPublicist) June 9, 2017This is the first time the duo will show off their talents to a local audience, which will include their family and friends.“I am excited,” Konrad told news website, IOL. “I have waited all my life to perform in South Africa, and now it’s finally arrived.”Watch:Passion for DisneyLike many children, Konrad grew up watching Disney’s animated movies, which he loved.One particular movie, The Lion King, resonated with the young Konrad because he could identify with the setting.“As a South African, the movie really spoke to me,” he said. “I grew up around wildlife and so naturally I was fascinated by the characters and the storyline.”Now, he gets to play Scar, the young sibling of King Mufasa. Bringing the character to life on ice, he said, was truly a dream come true.Scar was a really cool character, Konrad said, and because he was evil, he got to be aggressive on the ice, which he enjoyed.Yolande plays numerous Disney characters featured in the show.The start of a journey on iceAfter seeing Disney on Ice at Montecasino in Johannesburg a number of years ago, the pair decided to audition. They got the gig in 2009.Yolande said it changed their lives. Not only did they get to skate together, but they also travelled the globe, representing the country as they went.“It’s been a wonderful journey. We are about 40 skaters and 15 crew members that travel the world,” she said. “We have become one big family on tour. We work together, eat together, shop together. We do everything together.”Starting youngBoth Konrad and Yolande started skating when young, at four and seven years old, respectively.Yolande described skating as a lot of fun and encouraged young people to keep practising. “Work hard on your performance skills; that’s most important.”From 2000 to 2004, Konrad was South Africa’s national junior ice skating champion, a title he regained in 2007. He represented South Africa in international competitions such as Four Continents and Junior Worlds.About the showClassic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy appear in the Wonderful World of Disney on Ice, alongside the new generation including Simba, Timon and Pumbaa.Others from Pixar’s Finding Dory, and Disney’s Tangled also join the show.There will also be performances in Durban for the first time. The venues are:Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, 30 June-9 JulyICC Arena in Durban, 13-16 JulyGrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town, 19-23 JulySource: IOLWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Check out these video tutorials to get started in Assimilate Scratch 8 and MyAssimilate.If you’re after Pro Res encoding on a Windows machine, or 4k for the price of 2k, then Assimilate Scratch 8 might have the solution that you need. In the short interview above Steve Bannerman describes what Scratch can do and his take on the future of the 4k, 6k, 8k (and more) race, to Josh Apter from MEW and AOTG.Assimilate Scratch 8 and Scratch LAB are the two main products from Assimilate Inc. and if you’ve ever wondered what the differences are between them, then this quote will set you straight.“SCRATCH Lab is designed for production and VFX dailies review & comment, conform, primary colour correction, set looks, create LUTs and output multiple simultaneous deliverables. SCRATCH is a full end to end DI system that starts with dailies, and adds full secondary color correction, compositing, finishing and mastering features. It is a full DI house in a box.” – AssimilateWith 90-day free trial’s available of both systems t’s worth it to give Scratch a whirl for yourself. They’ve also recently announced MyAssimilate which is their collaborative cloud based solution, to allow greater flexibility for freelance artists to work remotely. Check out the brief animation below to understand how it all fits together.Scratch 8 Video TutorialsIn this fast-paced series of video tutorials, Laura Castelli,walks you through how to get started with the essential basics of Scratch 8:In this 5 minute tutorial you can learn how to create Apple certified Pro Res exports in Scratch 8 and Scratch LAB, a unique feature.In this last quick tutorial you can learn how to create a three-stripe colour grading process (similar to the Technicolor 3-stripe process) with Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, as well as getting to grips with the blending modes in Scratch 8.MyAssimilate Collaborative SolutionMy Assimilate works in conjunction with Scratch 8 and Scratch LAB to allow you to collaborate remotely with clients or other artists and consists of four elements: Remote, Project Repository, Scratch Web and the Gallery. Find out all about how they work in the short intro videos and tutorials below!Other PremiumBeat Posts on ScratchThere’s so much happening on the PremiumBeat these days, it can be hard to keep up. Check out these two previous posts for even more Scratch 8 related resources and to check out Scratch Play – the free universal media player.Scratch 8 Workflows and Webinars | Download Scratch Play for Free
Then the national media jumped on it, covering what GQ called “The Song of the Year.”The Washington Post called the music “amazing” and launched an online poll to determine its origin.BuzzFeed said, “People came for the visuals of snow falling…but stayed for THE INCREDIBLE MUSIC.”“New York’s hottest club is Paul Ryan’s freezing DC balcony,” said The Verge.Vice’s Motherboard, Romper, NBCNews, and Entertainment Weekly all joined the fray.THEN, The NY Daily News outted Liam Aidan as the composer of this catchy track.Whew, what a weekend for PremiumBeat music!More “Tropical Sex Jam Perfection”By the way, that was a direct quote from GQ on Aidan’s track.We can’t believe all the press this received and are elated that so many people liked Golden Skies. So, we rounded up a collection of other tracks in the PremiumBeat library with similar laid-back dance grooves.Have a listen. Then, license any of these tracks for your own video projects. Enjoy… and keep warm!Hear Our Tropical Chill Out PlaylistDisclaimer: PremiumBeat is not affiliated with any political party and promotes no particular political ideology. An Internet frenzy ensues after PremiumBeat’s Golden Skies is featured as the soundtrack to Paul Ryan’s Snowmageddon livestream.Top image via ShutterstockLast weekend, snow pummeled the northeast and US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spiritedly captured the event in a three day Internet livestream from his balcony at the U.S. Capitol Building. Hundreds of thousands of users logged on to watch the downfall, but then something happened…Viewers became fixated on the three minute track looped in the background of the video stream, PremiumBeat’s Golden Skies by composer Liam Aidan. The pulsing rhythm, the tropical club beat… they took to the YouTube comments to find out the origin of the track:
England managed to win their last preparation game for the upcoming World Cup in Russia as they beat Costa Rica 2-0 at home and Marcus Rashford was the main star as he scored the winner.The Manchester United attacker put a great performance in this last friendly match before the team will head to Russia – and he admitted that the expectations will be really high this year on the national team.Rashford spoke about the upcoming tournament as he said, according to Sports Mole:Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I feel in good physical form leading up to the tournament. I still need to get in the box a bit more to finish off chances. It means a lot to be involved but going to the World Cup and playing a major part in my main aim.”“We have got a good chance. Anything is possible and we have to go there with the highest expectations.”
Categories: LaSata News,News 05Dec Rep. LaSata plan to protect sexual assault victims approved by Senate The Michigan Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal from state Rep. Kim LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, expanding the capacity of the OK2SAY hotline to accept reports on sexual abuse, assault and rape.OK2SAY was originally established in 2014 as a method of reporting criminal activity at school in an anonymous, confidential fashion. The 24-hour system has since been expanded to include other crimes and received 10,734 reports as of December of last year.House Bill 5539 is part of a landmark, ongoing bipartisan legislative process to increase protections for Michigan’s children and young adults in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. LaSata helped lead a legislative inquiry into Michigan State University’s handling of Nassar while exploring ways to adopt preventative measures for the future.“It is crucial that students are protected on college campuses and in the halls at school,” LaSata said. “This confidential reporting program has been an effective way to help look into potential crimes and it’s sensible to expand its capability to include other forms of dangerous and horrific acts done onto children. The confidential nature of the reporting also is of assistance to potential victims of sexual assault, who often feel like they have no one to reach out to regarding what is happening.”HB 5539 and five other Nassar-inspired bills move to the governor’s desk for review. Additional measures related to abuse were also signed into law in June.