ArtRock SingerComposer Scott Walker Of The Walker Brothers Dies At 76

first_img Art-Rock Singer/Composer Scott Walker Of The Walker Brothers Dies At 76 Art-Rock Singer/Composer Scott Walker Dies At 76 art-rock-singercomposer-scott-walker-walker-brothers-dies-76 The 2006 documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man tried to do justice to the man’s hard-to-categorize and wide-ranging talent. Walker’s musical gifts were so strong, he got session work as a bassist in his teens. His singing made the Walker Brothers teen idols. His final solo album was 2012’s Bish Bosch, but Walker also kept busy with collaborations and composing for film.In 2017, Walker’s lyrics were published by Faber & Faber, while the Los Angeles Philharmonic commissioned and performed a special work of his. Also, the BBC threw him a tribute concert. In 2018, the music movie Vox Lux featured songs by Sia alongside Walker’s original score.Few musicians of such stature have managed to be obscure cult figures at the same time. Convention-breaking contradictions were part of Scott Walker’s signature style, but this appears to have been artistically organic rather than a result of trying to be unconventional. Even Britain’s own BBC, knowing Walker’s history intimately and having honored him in 2017, described him as an “enigma” in their obituary headline on March 25.Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox: “I’m The Closest Thing That Our Age Has To A Bowie”Read more News The musical non-conformist left America, only to return as part of rock’s ’60s British InvasionPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 25, 2019 – 5:57 pm ’60s pop-rock idol Scott Walker has died. Born Noel Scott Engel in Ohio, Walker was 76 years old. The news was confirmed by his label, 4AD Records.Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich were among the first, along with Nadine Shah, to publicly express sadness at Walker’s passing.After relocating to the U.K. in the 60s, the Walker Brothers’ fame was comparable to the Beatles. Later, Scott found solo success with albums titled Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4, which culminated with his 1969 Scott Sings Songs from His TV Series album. On March 25, David Bowie’s official website blogged their Farewell to Scott Walker, noting Bowie’s past remark, “I think he’s probably been my idol since I was a kid.” (In 1993, Bowie covered the Walker Brothers’ song “Nite Flights” on his album Black Tie White Noise.) Facebook Email Twitter https://twitter.com/4AD_Official/status/1110091122741776385last_img read more

Janmashtami celebrated with fanfare

first_imgA youth dressed as the Hindu god Krishna takes part in a procession during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival in Dhaka on 14 August, 2017. Photo: AFPThe Hindu community of the country observed Janmashtami, marking the birth of lord Krishna, on Monday with due religious fervour, says UNB.According to Hindu religion, lord Vishnu incarnated in the universe as lord Krishna in the prison of Raja Kangsa on this day, the eighth of “Shukla Pakkha” (bright fortnight) in the month of Bangla calendar Bhadra in Dwapara Yuga to protect “Dharma” from the hands of devils.Sri Krishna was born to Devaki and her husband Vasudeva in Mathura to which Krishna’s parents belonged.Hindu community members brought out processions in the capital, divisional cities and district towns displaying the eventful life of Krishna and held other programmes on the occasion.Different socio-cultural and religious organisations also observed Janmashtami with various programmes.President Abdul Hamid hosted a reception at Bangabhaban marking the day.last_img read more

Houston Scientist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize

first_img Share MD Anderson Cancer CenterDr. James P. Allison in his laboratoryThe Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer.The $1 million prize will be shared by James Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at Kyoto University.Watch the moment the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is announced. Presented by Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General of the Nobel Committee. pic.twitter.com/uSV5gp6A5P— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 1, 2018Allison is the first MD Anderson scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, according to MD Anderson. Allison and Honjo’s parallel work concerned proteins that act as brakes on the body’s immune system and it constitutes “a landmark in our fight against cancer,” said a statement from the Nobel Assembly of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, which selects winners of the annual prestigious award.Allison studied a known protein and developed the concept into a new treatment approach, whereas Honjo discovered a new protein that also operated as a brake on immune cells.2018 #NobelPrize laureate James P. Allison studied a protein that functions as a brake on the immune system. He realised the potential of releasing the brake and unleashing our immune cells to attack tumours. He developed this concept into a new approach for treating patients. pic.twitter.com/MWYS3DnD8n— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 1, 2018“I’m honored and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition,” Allison said in a statement. “A driving motivation for scientists is simply to push the frontiers of knowledge. I didn’t set out to study cancer, but to understand the biology of T cells, these incredible cells that travel our bodies and work to protect us.”Last year’s prize went to three Americans for work in identifying genes and proteins that work in the body’s biological clock, which affects functions such as sleep patterns, blood pressure and eating habits.The physics prize is to be announced Tuesday, followed by chemistry. The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be named Friday and the economics laureate will be announced next Monday. No literature prize is being given this year.For more on Allison and Honjo’s discoveries and background, click here. last_img read more

Behavioral Health A Priority For Houstons Community ReEntry Program

first_imgDavis LandMorris Young, a graduate of Houston’s community re-entry program, loads pallets with supplies for a city library.At a city general services warehouse, Morris Young loads a pallet jack with boxes of paper towels and soap going to a Houston library. Young moved to Houston after getting out of prison in Louisiana last April and since then, he’s gone through the Houston community re-entry program and landed a job at the warehouse. “It’s like I just walked into the best situation ever,” Young said. “I truly appreciate that; I’m grateful for that, I thank God for that opportunity.”Young graduated as part of the 20th bi-annual class of the re-entry program and now works for the city. Employers see attendance of a re-entry program as a sign graduates are good job candidates, said LaTosha Selexman, who oversees the re-entry program.Selexman said over the past 10 years, one issue of increasing importance is behavioral health.“We found that we really need to be able to address people’s behavioral health concerns and we have incorporated that part into what we do with returning citizens,” Selexman said.Selexman said just under a third of people exiting prison in Texas have some form of behavioral health concern, like depression or addiction, so addressing health issues is a large part of helping people find stability. “One of the greatest strategies is peer support; people being able to rely on someone at their greatest moment of stress,” Selexman said. “People really need support because it’s a whole new world.”Graduates of the program tend to fair better as they move back into life outside of prison. Houston’s re-entry program sees about 14% of graduates re-offend, lower than the statewide average of 22%. Sharelast_img read more

Apple Unveils 999 News Subscription Service Dubbed Apple News

first_imgThe service will launch in the U.S. and Canada effective immediately via an update the Apple News app. The company plans to launch it in Australia and the U.K. later this year, and in other European countries in 2021. Subscribers will be able to share their subscriptions via family sharing without any additional charges.Apple executives stressed on Monday that the new service would preserve readers’ privacy. To do that, the app is downloading groups of articles from Apple’s servers, and then using on-device algorithms to suggest select articles to subscribers. Apple execs also promised that it wouldn’t let advertisers track readers.Apple News+ will effectively replace Texture, a magazine subscription service that Apple acquired a year ago. Texture offered subscribers digital access to more than 200 magazines for a flat fee of $9.99 per month.The service allowed users to read magazines “from cover to cover,” effectively replicating the layout of the print magazine on digital devices. Unlike the newly-launched service, Texture did not offer access to any newspapers.The launch of the subscription news service is not entirely surprising: Bloomberg first reported about Apple’s plans for such a service late last year. More recently, it became clear that some news publishers were not ready to launch the service. Just last week, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson told Reuters that he was worried about paid platforms becoming so powerful that they could eventually replace traditional publishers, something he likened to the ascent of Netflix.Some of the details of Apple’s new service are still unknown, including the level of participation of some of the publishers. A weekend Wall Street Journal report suggested that the paper may contribute politics and general news coverage, but keep some of its business stories behind its own paywall. Apple unveiled a news subscription service called Apple News+ at its services event in Cupertino, Calif. Monday. The $9.99 service gives paying subscribers access to over 300 magazines as well as select newspapers and premium digital news services. “We believe in the power of journalism and the impact it will have on your lives,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.Some of the magazines part of the service are GQ, Esquire, Popular Science, the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, New York Magazine and Vogue, as well as Variety and Rolling Stone (Rolling Stone is owned by PMC, the parent company of Variety). Newspapers included in the package are the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Digital publications include theSkimm, Techcrunch and the Highlight by Vox.The service is directly integrated into the existing Apple News app, which Cook described as the “number one news app,” with over 5 billion articles read each month. “We are bringing magazines to Apple News,” Cook said. “Magazines are iconic, and a part of our culture.”last_img read more

HDFC Bank picks up 127 bn from ADRs

first_imgHDFC Bank on Thursday raised about Rs 10,000 crore by selling American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and India-listed shares to qualified institutional investors in the largest follow-on offer by a private sector firm. As per an US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, the company has raised $1,270.72 million (about Rs 8,000 crore) by issuing 22 million ADS to global investors. The bank had okayed a $57.76 issue price per ADR to eligible investors in the ADR offering. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashBesides, the bank has raised about Rs 2,000 crore from a Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) in the domestic market. The issue price for QIP was Rs 1,067 per share to be allotted to eligible qualified institutional buyers. “…we intend to use the net proceeds of the (ADR) offering, together with the net proceeds of the QIP of approximately Rs 1,984.99 crore for meeting capital requirements in accordance with the capital adequacy norms and ensuring adequate capital to support growth and expansion,” the filing said. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian touristsThe bank would use proceeds for enhancing solvency and capital adequacy ratio and general corporate purposes. Last month, the government had allowed increasing foreign holding in HDFC Bank. The application was pending for over a year. Parent HDFC holds 22.47 per cent in the bank, FIIs 33.75 per cent, ADRs/GDRs 16.84 per cent and the rest is held by others, as of the September quarter. With over Rs 2.6 trillion market capitalisation, HDFC Bank trumps all other lenders in the country including SBI and ICICI. With the twin share sale, the FII limit in the bank would hit regulatory cap of 74 per cent. HDFC Bank’s scrip settled at Rs 1,077.25, a gain of 0.94 per cent, on the BSE on Thursday.last_img read more

Roadworks on the M6 A500 and A50 this week

first_imgFull list South Cheshire Stafford Borough, Rugeley, Uttoxeter Staffordshire Moorlands M6, A500 and A50 M6 (from Junction 19 to Junction 12, listings north to south): The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. From 22:00 on 25 November 2018 to 06:00 on 26 November 2018 The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19: Three lanes closed. From 22:00 on 25 November 2018 to 06:00 on 26 November 2018 The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J18: Three lanes closed. From 22:00 on 24 November 2018 to 08:00 on 25 November 2018. From 22:00 on 30 November 2018 to 06:00 on 1 December 2018. From 22:00 on 1 December 2018 to 08:00 on 2 December 2018 A500 (from junction with J16 of the M6 to junction 15 of the M6, listings north to south): The A500 northbound exit slip to the A527 North: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 28 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 28 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 A50 (from Sideway Roundabout/A500 to junction with the A38 (Toyota Island) in Derbyshire, listings west to east): The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A518: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 24 November 2018 to 26 November 2018 The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 26 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 26 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 The A50 westbound entry slip from the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 24 November 2018 to 26 November 2018 The A50 westbound between the A518 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge East: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 24 November 2018 to 26 November 2018 Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThere are roadworks taking place on the M6, A500 and A50 in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire in the coming week (between Monday November 26 and Sunday December 2). Motorists hitting the Highways England operated roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on these three key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in South Cheshire in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from November 26 until December 2 Newcastle Borough Stoke-on-Trentlast_img read more