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amplifyHER is a UN News production, supported by SoundCloud. The first episode airs Thursday, November 24 on all major podcast platforms. Subsequent episodes will be released on a weekly basis.

  • Episode 1: Milli (Thailand)

Teenage superstar Milli has become the first Thai artist to perform solo at the famous Coachella music festival, winning over a whole new audience. She has been making waves in her country since releasing her debut single Phak Kon in 2020, thanks to witty lyrics in English, Thai and several regional dialects.

  • Episode 2: MC Yallah (Uganda)

A successful artist from an early age, MC Yallah had to struggle to get back into the music industry, after taking the time to raise his family. A turning point came when she signed with Nyege Nyege, a record company that supports artists outside the mainstream. She took her music in a new, more experimental direction and now draws large crowds across Europe.

  • Episode 3: Carmen de Leon (Venezuela)

Carmen, a female songwriter from Venezuela, is exploding onto the scene as an artist and songwriter. She makes music in both Spanish and English and is a fiercely independent voice. Although she has lived in Mexico, the United States and Spain, she feels a strong attachment to her Venezuelan roots. Several of his videos have over a million views on YouTube.

  • Episode 4: Emel (Tunisia)

Emel Mathlouthi has been named the “voice of the Tunisian revolution”, after a video of her performing a version of the song “My Word is Free”, during a Tunisian street protest, went viral online during The Arab Spring.

  • Episode 5: Faouzia (Morocco/ Canada)

Faouzia, a young singer with a huge voice, was born in Morocco and raised in Canada. She started making a name for herself when she was just 15, posting songs on YouTube and winning Canadian music awards and accolades. Shortly after, while still in high school, influential EDM producer David Guetta invited her to feature on his song “Battle.”

  • Episode 6: Sarah Crouch (Jamaica)

Sarah Crouch is part of DejaVilla, a duo she formed with Brooklyn-based producer and songwriter David Marston, who provide the dance beats to her sultry vocals. Although her parents are both musicians, they encouraged her to study in the hospitality industry, knowing that earning a living in the music industry, especially in Jamaica, can be difficult. Cooking is still one of his passions.

  • Episode 7: Adomaa (Ghana)

Adomaa’s music career started when she started singing covers of songs she liked and recording them on her phone. Today, she is considered a leading figure in Afro-jazz and alternative music in her home country.

  • Episode 8: Alena Murang (Malaysia)

Alena Murang strives to preserve her indigenous Dayak Kelabit roots, which come from the rainforests and highlands of the island of Borneo. She was the first woman to professionally play and teach the Sape, a lute instrument of the island’s highland tribes traditionally reserved for male healers. She sings in the endangered Kelabit and Kenyah languages.

  • Episode 9: LIA LIA (Germany/China)

LIA LIA is the brainchild of half-Chinese, half-German artist Lia Wang. Her early releases garnered worldwide attention and led to a personal invitation from Doja Cat to support her on a series of German shows. She has over 245,000 subscribers on YouTube.

  • Episode 10: Lyn Lapid (USA/Philippines)

As a teenager, Lyn Lapid started posting cover videos on Youtube. In late 2019, she launched her Tik Tok page, quickly building an audience of five million followers, who were captivated by her voice. A snippet of his first original song, Producer Man, became the most viewed unreleased demo on a Tik Tok video in 2020.


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Lost recording of Led Zeppelin playing Dazed and Confused https://q-2-u.com/lost-recording-of-led-zeppelin-playing-dazed-and-confused/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 06:27:21 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/lost-recording-of-led-zeppelin-playing-dazed-and-confused/ A lost audio recording of Led Zeppelin’s performance Dazed and confused live in 1969 emerged from the depths of the internet. At 13 minutes long, the rare sound clip was reportedly recorded by a fan straight from his TV speakers during a November 12, 1969 broadcast of the song on the Dutch TV show. is […]]]>

A lost audio recording of Led Zeppelin’s performance Dazed and confused live in 1969 emerged from the depths of the internet.

At 13 minutes long, the rare sound clip was reportedly recorded by a fan straight from his TV speakers during a November 12, 1969 broadcast of the song on the Dutch TV show. is that it begins (It’s the beginning) by the VARA network.

The band originally performed the song on October 5 during the Amsterdam leg of their brief European tour in the fall of 1969.

A review of the show in an early issue of Top Pop Stars magazine reads: “The concert hall was packed, TV cameras were everywhere and the atmosphere was crackling. Heavy, shattering sounds from Zeppelin took the audience to another plain, and the timing of their applause indicated their appreciation of the material. Wild, standing ovations brought the band back time and time again, and they eventually left the stage exhausted.

Listen to the recording below.

Aficionados of Led Zep’s brand new performances were in luck this year.

Three previously unreleased recordings of the band’s 1975 concert in Maryland appeared online in June after underground Japanese label Tarantura announced on May 16 that it would release a bootleg recording of Led Zeppelin’s performance on May 4, 1971 in Odense, in Denmark.

Since there is currently only one known recorded performance of the song from the band’s previous night’s Copenhagen audience tape, the label dubbed the bootleg a “holy grail”.

And more recently, in September, rare footage of Led Zeppelin’s Blueberry Hill September 4, 1970 show in Los Angeles was released on YouTube.

Check out the gem below.


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Here’s why none of the voice actors recorded together for Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island https://q-2-u.com/heres-why-none-of-the-voice-actors-recorded-together-for-mobile-suit-gundam-cucuruz-doans-island/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:50:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/heres-why-none-of-the-voice-actors-recorded-together-for-mobile-suit-gundam-cucuruz-doans-island/ Turns out the reason none of the voice actors in “Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island” were in the same room during recording is the same reason many businesses and common areas were forced to adapt – the highly transmissible COVID -19virus. Toru Furuya, who voices Amuro Ray, has been playing the character since the […]]]>

Turns out the reason none of the voice actors in “Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island” were in the same room during recording is the same reason many businesses and common areas were forced to adapt – the highly transmissible COVID -19virus. Toru Furuya, who voices Amuro Ray, has been playing the character since the original “Mobile Suit Gundam” (per IMDb), and he’s definitely in the high infection risk category. As such, many precautions have been taken to ensure that he and his fellow cast members never contract the disease. Of course, they gave it their all, which is definitely reflected in the overwhelming fan response to this movie.

In a translated interview with SPICE (via QooApp), Furuya was asked about his co-star Shunsuke Takeuchi’s performance, and he replied that since the recordings were on a one-to-one basis, they had to use their imaginations and images to figure it out. how the characters would sound and how they would interact with each other. At this point, the interviewer said they understood why they had to record this way due to the circumstances, and Takeuchi, who plays the main character Cucuruz Doan, said he would have loved to be in the same room as Furuya. Furuya added, “It’s a very difficult thing to consider since we had to do each of our lines separately without the context of each other in a conversation. Because I just played Amuro by myself like I’ve always done that, it’s amazing how much the little nuances have popped up to make the character feel like they’re in the same room.”


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1MDB-Tanore: Defense says admission of audio recording violates Najib’s right to a fair trial https://q-2-u.com/1mdb-tanore-defense-says-admission-of-audio-recording-violates-najibs-right-to-a-fair-trial/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 07:09:34 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/1mdb-tanore-defense-says-admission-of-audio-recording-violates-najibs-right-to-a-fair-trial/ KUALA LUMPUR (November 22): Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defense in the ongoing 1Malaysia Development Bhd-Tanore (1MDB-Tanore) trial argued on Tuesday November 22 that the admission of an audio recording of an alleged conversation between Najib and a Middle Eastern leader would undermine the former prime minister’s right to a fair trial. Lead Defense Counsel Tan […]]]>

KUALA LUMPUR (November 22): Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defense in the ongoing 1Malaysia Development Bhd-Tanore (1MDB-Tanore) trial argued on Tuesday November 22 that the admission of an audio recording of an alleged conversation between Najib and a Middle Eastern leader would undermine the former prime minister’s right to a fair trial.

Lead Defense Counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said so during his submissions on the admissibility of the audio the prosecution is seeking to admit to counter Najib’s defense that money at heart of the charges he faces in this trial were donations.

Muhammad Shafee argued that the prosecution’s reliance on Section 41A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act for the admission of the audio was too “simplistic” and “demolishes all Guarantees” of the Evidence Act 1950, thus affecting Najib’s right to a fair trial.

He also added that there was no evidence of how the audio was made and argued that Article 43 of the same law defined the procedures for obtaining recordings.

“He is [a] question [of] not just the criminal investigation process. It also touches a lot on the constitutional right of the person.

“Can MACC just type [a] conversation without obeying their own law [which is] Article 43?” he said.

Last Monday (November 14), the prosecution introduced the recording during the hearing. They wanted former Treasury Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah to identify the voices in the audio.

However, Muhammad Shafee had objected to the admission of the audio and suggested that the recording may have been obtained illegally.

During submissions last week, Senior Prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram had argued that the recording should be admissible under MACC Section 41(A) and that it is a “special provision” which takes precedence over Section 65 of the Evidence Act which deals with documentary evidence.

He also said that even if the audio was obtained “irregularly or unlawfully”, it would still be admissible.

A specific section of the MACC law cannot be applied retrospectively in the case of Najib

Earlier, Muhammad Shafee pointed out, among other things, that Section 41A the prosecution relied on came into force in October 2018, but the charges against Najib in this trial were from 2011 to 2013. He said that it cannot be applied retrospectively in his client’s case.

“The first accusation [was] Related [to alleged offences] 2011, second [alleged offence was in] 2012, third [alleged offence was in] 2013, fourth [alleged offence was in] 2014, and [for the] MLA fees, [all were alleged offences in] 2013.

“The point I want to make is that the amendment to this MACC [Act] came on October 1, 2018. Our assertion is that it cannot be applied retrospectively.

“You can’t just call it procedural or probationary and apply it retrospectively,” the defense attorney explained.

The trial before High Court Judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah continues.

The Edge covers the trial live here.

Users of The Edge Markets app can tap here to access the live report.

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Colorado Springs shooting: Suspect faces murder and hate crime charges, court records show https://q-2-u.com/colorado-springs-shooting-suspect-faces-murder-and-hate-crime-charges-court-records-show/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:19:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/colorado-springs-shooting-suspect-faces-murder-and-hate-crime-charges-court-records-show/ CNN — The man suspected of killing five people and injuring 25 others at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub will face multiple murder and hate crime charges, court records show. Anderson Aldrich faces five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of bias-motivated felony causing bodily harm, according to an online El Paso County court […]]]>



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The man suspected of killing five people and injuring 25 others at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub will face multiple murder and hate crime charges, court records show.

Anderson Aldrich faces five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of bias-motivated felony causing bodily harm, according to an online El Paso County court filing.

Court records show Aldrich has no bail. The record does not reflect whether Aldrich retained an attorney.

Although police did not release further details about the motive, the massacre at Club Q – a longtime haven for the local LGBTQ community – has shattered a sense of security.

What started as a joyful night of laughter and dancing on Saturday night turned into a scene of terror when a gunman entered the club and immediately opened fire.

“I looked up and saw the silhouette of a man holding a gun at the entrance to the club — probably about 15 feet from me,” said Michael Anderson, who was a bartender at Club Q in Colorado. Springs, Colorado, late Saturday night.

“I hid behind the bar and as I did, glass started spitting all around me.”

Within seconds, his friend and bar supervisor Daniel Aston was fatally injured.

Four other people were killed and 25 others were injured in a rampage that stirred memories of the 2016 Pulse Massacre in Orlando, in which 49 people at this LGBTQ nightclub were killed.

Anderson said it took him a while to process the horror. When he did, he thought his life was over. “There was a time when I was afraid that I would not come out of this club alive. I have never prayed so sincerely and quickly in my life, because I was anticipating this result and I was afraid of this result. ,” Anderson told CNN on Monday.

“While I was praying…the gunshots stopped.”

Two heroic people managed to subdue the shooter, Anderson said, preventing an even greater tragedy.

“I saw what I think was probably the shooter lying on the ground, being beaten, kicked and shouted at by two very brave people,” Anderson said.

He said he doesn’t know the identity of the people who stopped the shooting.

“But I hope to find out one day, because I really believe that these two people saved my life,” he said.

Although police have not identified any victims, Daniel Aston’s parents told the Denver Post that their son was killed while serving as a bartender at Club Q on Saturday.

Jeff and Sabrina Aston told the Post their son moved to Colorado Springs two years ago to be closer to them and got a job at the club, which is minutes from their home.

Anderson, the bartender who survived the attack, said Aston wasn’t just his boss – he was also a friend for years.

“He was the best supervisor anyone could have asked for. He made me want to work and he made me want to be part of the positive culture we were trying to create there,” Anderson said.

“He was an amazing person. He was a light in my life. It’s always surreal that we even talk about him in the past tense.

Police rushed to the scene around midnight and saw the shooter had been shot by two people, Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said.

In addition to the five people killed, 25 others were injured – including 19 who were shot, Mayor John Suthers said.

The tragedy came on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance – observed in honor of the lives of trans people lost to anti-trans violence and hatred.

Aldrich faces bias-motivated charges after Colorado enacted its bias-motivated crime law in 2021.

According to the legislation, “A person commits a bias-motivated crime if, with intent to intimidate or harass another person, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, because of race, color, religion, that person’s ancestry, real or perceived national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city with just under 500,000 people, is home to military bases and the headquarters of Focus on the Family, the conservative Christian group that says homosexuality and same-sex marriage are sins.

And until recently, Club Q was the only LGBTQ club in town.

“This space is really the only place in Colorado Springs where the LGBTQ+ community can come together and be ourselves,” said Cole Danielson, who worked as a drag king at Club Q.

Last month, Danielson and his wife celebrated their wedding there.

But now, “our safety as gay people in Colorado Springs is now in question,” Danielson said. “I’m afraid to be myself as a trans man in this community.”

Lifetime Colorado Springs resident Tiana Nicole Dykes called Club Q a “home away from home full of chosen family.”

“This space means the world to me,” said Dykes, who has close friends who were killed or seriously injured in the shooting.

“The energy, the people, the message. It’s an amazing place that didn’t deserve this tragedy.

Antonio Taylor, a drag queen and Colorado Springs resident, said the welcoming community at Club Q helped them feel ready to hang out.

“It was one of the places where I didn’t have to worry about how I looked or people hating me for who I am,” they said, adding, “I have a stomach ache that the only place I knew I was safe was made dangerous.

Taylor was scheduled to perform at the club’s Musical Drag Brunch on Sunday. But the mass attack forced Club Q to shut down indefinitely.

Jewels Parks, who has been part of the Colorado drag scene for over a year, often performs at Club Q under her drag name Dezzy Dazzles and considers the venue a space where the cruelty of the outside world was not the place to be. welcome.

“Club Q, along with all other LGBTQIA+ bars, represents a safe space for a community that has felt unsafe and rejected for most of its life,” Parks told CNN.

“To have our safe place ripped away and lose members of our community is a whole different kind of injury,” Parks said. “Right now we need to love each other a little more and be kind to each other.”

Police identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich. He had a long rifle during the attack and two firearms were found at the scene, Vasquez said.

Although he opened fire as soon as he entered the club, the chief said, the shooter’s rampage was over within minutes as witnesses subdued him.

“At least two heroic people inside the club confronted and fought off the suspect and were able to arrest the suspect,” Vasquez said. “We owe them a great debt of thanks.”

While Aldrich remains hospitalized, questions have emerged about a previous encounter with law enforcement – and whether anything could have been done to help prevent the bloodshed.

In June 2021, Aldrich was arrested in connection with a bomb threat that led to a standoff at his mother’s home, according to his mother’s former landlord and a press release from the local County Sheriff’s Office. El Paso.

Two law enforcement sources confirmed that the suspect in the nightclub shooting and the bomb threat were the same person based on name and date of birth.

During the 2021 incident, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report from the man’s mother that he “threatened to harm her with a pipe bomb, multiple weapons and ammunition,” the statement said.

Deputies called the suspect, but he “refused to comply with orders to surrender”, the statement said, leading them to evacuate nearby homes.

Several hours after the initial police call, the Sheriff’s Crisis Bargaining Unit managed to get Aldrich out of the house he was in, and he was arrested after walking through the front door. Authorities found no explosives in the house.

CNN’s attempts to reach Aldrich’s mother for comment were unsuccessful.

It was not immediately clear how the bomb threat case was resolved, but the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that the district attorney’s office said no formal charges were filed in the case. The district attorney’s office did not respond to a CNN request for comment.

Aldrich also called the Gazette to try to have an earlier article about the 2021 incident removed from its website, the newspaper reported. “There is absolutely nothing to it, the case has been dropped and I ask that you either delete or update the story,” Aldrich said in a voicemail, according to the Gazette.

In 2019, Colorado passed a controversial red flag law that allows family members, a roommate, or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily seize a person’s firearms if they are considered a risk.

When asked why the red flag law was not used in Aldrich’s case, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said it was “too early to make any decisions” on the case. ‘affair.

“We are working hard to educate and raise awareness about the red flag law,” Weiser said.

“I don’t have enough information to know exactly what the officers knew,” he said. “What we can do is make sure we accept this as a call to action to better educate on this law to ensure that law enforcement understands it and is able to use it to protect lives.”


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They’re still alive – Washington Free Beacon https://q-2-u.com/theyre-still-alive-washington-free-beacon/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 10:00:08 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/theyre-still-alive-washington-free-beacon/ In 1996, Chicago rock band Local H asked, “If I were Eddie Vedder / Would you like me better?” It was a rhetorical question. For most of the 1990s, the charismatic singer and his bandmates in Pearl Jam were one of rock’s most popular and acclaimed bands, releasing five hit albums and spawning countless imitators. […]]]>

In 1996, Chicago rock band Local H asked, “If I were Eddie Vedder / Would you like me better?” It was a rhetorical question. For most of the 1990s, the charismatic singer and his bandmates in Pearl Jam were one of rock’s most popular and acclaimed bands, releasing five hit albums and spawning countless imitators. Although their cultural relevance faded with the 20th century, they still thrived as a touring band, becoming grunge’s answer to the Grateful Dead. In Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of a Generationrock critic Steven Hyden provides a deep and engaging analysis of Pearl Jam’s remarkable career, and in particular what he considers his definitive identity as a live performer.

Pearl Jam’s story begins with the demise of Mother Love Bone, a Seattle band whose lead singer died of a heroin overdose shortly before the release of their debut album. MLB bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard connected with Stevie Ray Vaughan sidekick Mike McCready to record a demo tape that made its way to Vedder, then a gas station attendant in San Diego. Vedder returned the favor with his own demo, including two songs that would appear on the band’s 1991 debut album. Ten. Album sales took off in 1992, thanks to the heavy rotation of “Jeremy” on MTV.

With this, Pearl Jam joined Nirvana as the most popular cast in the grunge scene. Kurt Cobain’s band is still considered the coolest band, but Pearl Jam’s songs are more interesting and varied, and Vedder’s voice more versatile and powerful than Cobain’s, even though it contained the seeds of the destruction of rock by inspiring people like Scott Stapp of Creed. and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. Hyden says it well when he explains that Nirvana “were the underdog band” while Pearl Jam “offered… the community”. Again, Nirvana’s video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” shows high school kids partying in a gym, while “Jeremy” shows a student committing suicide in front of his classmates.

Pearl Jam’s second record, Versus.set a record for first-week sales, but Cobain’s suicide in April 1994 disrupted the group’s momentum and sense of purpose. Vitology was released later that year, and Vedder’s unease with popularity and commercial success is evident. That same year, the band began their battle against Ticketmaster’s allegedly monopolistic practices but ended up having to cancel their 1995 tour. the undeniable end of the grunge era by demonstrating that Pearl Jam fans preferred “performative opposing “to”real opposition.” In our defense, President Clinton’s Justice Department also didn’t see much merit in Pearl Jam’s argument. Pearl Jam continued to release solid albums into the latter half of the 1990s, but they would soon signal a change of direction.

In 2000-01, the band highlighted their prowess as a live performer by releasing bootlegs of 72 shows performed in support of their sixth album. (That tour was marred by tragedy when nine festival-goers were killed in a stampede during a performance in Denmark.) Hyden argues that these live recordings, not the studio albums that brought them fame and cultural relevance , are the key to understanding the greatness of Pearl Jam. While I’m not convinced by the argument, I admire Hyden’s description of the bootlegs: “With careful listening, everything becomes charged with meaning. A bit of stage noise or a seemingly tiny change in a guitar solo sounds special, like it’s your own.” And Pearl Jam’s evolution from a studio band to a live band is undeniable. They released more albums between 1991 and 2000 than in the 22 years since.

The intelligent structure of Long road mimics a mixtape of bootleg recordings, with chapters named after live performances of Pearl Jam songs and two sections called Side A and Side B. At the heart of the book is a question: “How did they survive and thrive into middle age so many of their peers got crushed and burned?” One clue, according to Hyden, is the relationship Pearl Jam formed with mentors like Neil Young and Pete Townshend, and it offers remarkable insight into these relationships, as well as comparisons to the group’s peers and successors.Unlike too many of these peers, Pearl Jam was willing to sacrifice “short-term gain for long-term sanity”.

Hyden’s engaging style combines personal experience with insightful cultural analysis to advance thought-provoking arguments. Unfortunately, his efforts to establish Pearl Jam’s uniqueness sometimes led him astray. To establish the selfishness of other mid-’90s bands, Hyden argues that the Live song “White, Discussion” rejects political engagement; in fact, the song expresses the frustration of using the spoken word as an excuse to avoid action. When singer Ed Kowalczyk repeats “Look where this has gotten us, baby!” a dozen times, he’s no more dismissive than Vedder in 1998’s “No Way,” who repeats, “I ain’t tryna make a difference / I’ll quit trying to make a difference.”

Additionally, the sophistication Hyden exhibits when discussing Pearl Jam’s music and career disappears when he ventures into politics. His discussion of Gen X’s understanding of the Vietnam War is particularly odd: “When I was growing up, all I really knew about Vietnam was that the people who fought there were abused by hippies. when they were coming home. And I learned that from Vietnam. movies. My whole generation did it. It’s not convincing. Not only Hyden probably heard about 1,000,000 anti-war songs when he was as a child, but in virtually every Vietnam War movie, the central sympathetic characters are surrounded by psychopaths and murderers.In the movies and elsewhere, the fact was that the war was pointless, had no heroes, and showed the America at its worst.

One of Hyden’s most compelling concerns is the band’s strange relationship with its core fans, the Gen Xers. (Full disclosure: I’m one of them and we’re the best.) He presents the group as a reflection of Generation X’s “conflicting impulses”, such as a desire for attention and a fear of overexposure, a desire for success and a disdain for selling. Our worst tendencies include “hat[ing] ourselves and everything in which we see ourselves. And few things about the 90s seem more universal we than Pearl Jam.” This is one of the many ironies of this serious band.

Another is the frequent tension between the group’s ideals and those of its audience. In addition to the Ticketmaster fight, think of a 2003 concert when the audience responded to the band’s protest song “Bu$hleaguer” by chanting “USA! USA!” (Here’s another irony: Shortly after the chant was popularized at the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament, Pearl Jam’s mentor Neil Young used it in what the Voice of the village‘s Robert Christgau called the “unambiguously jingoistic chorus” of “Hawks & Doves”.) I thought about this disparity between artist and audience last month, when the New York Times found that Gen Xers are most likely to vote for the GOP.

In the spirit of Gen X, let’s end with more irony. Pearl Jam’s biggest mainstream hit, “Last Kiss,” is a cover of a tragic 1961 teenage ballad they recorded during a soundcheck, and its lyrics (“Oh, where oh where can be my baby? / The Lord took her away from me…”) are unlike any other recorded by the band. The huge success of this atypical song validates Hyden’s decision to call Pearl Jam’s music “the soundtrack of a generation” rather than its “voice”.

Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of a Generation
by Steven Hyde
Hachette books, 272 pages, $29

Christopher J. Scalia is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.


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Overwatch 2 Records Voice Chats to Stop Abuse https://q-2-u.com/overwatch-2-records-voice-chats-to-stop-abuse/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 13:51:00 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/overwatch-2-records-voice-chats-to-stop-abuse/ Blizzard will start listening to voice chat conversations in an effort to limit abuse in Overwatch 2. This comes after many complained that the community has become more toxic since the release of the sequel, citing the fact that it is now free. as a possible cause. This change was introduced in the latest update, […]]]>

Blizzard will start listening to voice chat conversations in an effort to limit abuse in Overwatch 2. This comes after many complained that the community has become more toxic since the release of the sequel, citing the fact that it is now free. as a possible cause.


This change was introduced in the latest update, with players now being told that their team’s voice chat may be recorded to “investigate and verify reports of abusive behavior”. It may also be part of a plan to prevent players from being falsely reported en masse, with Blizzard now able to verify what was actually said in chat, rather than relying on other users to tell it. ‘explain.

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The voice chat recording implementation came with the November 17 update and is further explained in the patch notes. So far, this will only affect those playing on PC, and in certain regions.

Under Overwatch’s “Defence Matrix” moderation system, voice chat can now be transcribed if a player is reported.

“Players will now see a notification when they first enter voice chat during a game session indicating that voice chat can be recorded. Be sure to report as close to the time as possible when a behavior disruptor occurred to maximize the effectiveness of this feature”, read the patch notes. “Once reported, a temporary audio recording will be used to create a text file transcription through text-to-speech programs.”

The explanation continues, apparently hoping to allay players’ concerns about privacy and how the data will be stored. “No one listens to the temporary audio recording, which is quickly deleted after being transcribed,” it read. “Transcripts are only made for reports of disruptive behavior in public voice channels, which includes team and match chat – group chat is excluded.”

It remains to be seen if this new feature can bring down complaints of toxic behavior in the game. Although considering all the abusive messages shared in text chat as well, this transcription software won’t necessarily get rid of all toxic players overnight.

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U of A’s Student-Run Hill Records Releases EP Featuring Arkansan Artists https://q-2-u.com/u-of-as-student-run-hill-records-releases-ep-featuring-arkansan-artists/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 06:13:52 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/u-of-as-student-run-hill-records-releases-ep-featuring-arkansan-artists/ Photo courtesy of Hill Records The EP cover for Hill Records’ latest album, Something Along the Lines Of U of A student record label Hill Records is about to be released Something along the lines ofhis second compilation EP today, Friday November 18th. This latest EP features music from Arkansan artists in […]]]>



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The EP cover for Hill Records’ latest album, Something Along the Lines Of

U of A student record label Hill Records is about to be released Something along the lines ofhis second compilation EP today, Friday November 18th. This latest EP features music from Arkansan artists in genres ranging from hip-hop to folk.

Building on its 2021 version From the heightsHill Records has expanded its catalog for 2022 with Something along the lines ofwhich features tracks from five different artists: “OKC” by Kwanza, “Subject 7” by Nub Wub, “Bring My Clothes Back Home” by Adam Posnak, “Pilot” by Run Ivy and “Pines” by YRLY.

Something along the lines of is available on all major streaming and digital platforms or accessible via the Hill Records website.

“Making this EP with so many talented artists and the wonderful team of officers at Hill Records has been such a rewarding, educational and fun experience,” said Amy Whiteside, President of Hill Records. “We are so happy to be able to continue showcasing the fantastic music Arkansas has to offer.”

Students from the U of A’s Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Walton College of Business and the College of Engineering – representing a wide variety of disciplines – collaborated on Something along the lines of.

“Experiential learning is an essential part of music industry education,” said Hill Records Faculty Advisory Board member Jake Hertzog. “We are excited about the continued growth of the Hill Records project and the opportunities it presents for students and artists.”

Hertzog said that since its launch, Hill Records has demonstrated the growing importance of music and interdisciplinary education.

“The release of this EP aims to offer students at the University of Arkansas a chance to be active members of the music industry and gives independent and local artists the opportunity to develop their artistic talent and expand their portfolios,” he added.

About Kwanza

Fast cars, neon billboards, night cruises around your hometown: this is the vision brought to life by Kwanza.

This up-and-coming rapper/songwriter commands the mic; its rhythmic flow speaks to an ever-changing generation that grew up with the likes of Biz Markie, Logic, Bow Wow and Chance the Rapper.

The changing of the seasons brings the evolution of a new sound, and this U of A alum is three steps ahead of his audience. Kwanza’s latest single “OKC” pays homage to his past life in Owasso, Oklahoma.

About NubWub

Nub Wub, a local producer from Fayetteville, creates high-level digital electronic music, or EDM, tracks that take control of crowds. Born Elliot Huels, he is creatively fueled and artistically equipped with a style that can range from that of a household name the whole family listens to, to a stereo, to exploratory musical territories where the individual can find their expression with a pair of headphones on a crowded train.

He expanded his audience in the EDM scene by incorporating classical trumpet into his tracks. Exploring all sub-genres of EDM, he draws inspiration from influences such as Marshmello and Zedd, as well as fellow EDM producers One True God and Knock2. Nub Wub strives to captivate every listener with every new track and gain an audience to eventually perform live at major venues such as EDC and Ultra, becoming a one-handed sensation.

About Adam Posnak

Adam Posnak is an American singer born in Macon, Georgia. His fascination with his parents’ eclectic record collection is the source of his various musical inspirations. Posnak has been steeped in the unique culture and music of the South all his life. He has lived throughout the region, most recently in the scenic Ozarks of Arkansas. Posnack’s music is inspired by songs from the past.

“I try not to discriminate too much between rural blues, Appalachian ballads, country dances or sea shanties, and approach them all with the same degree of carelessness,” he said.

Posnack’s broader take on traditional American music has given his new single, “Bring My Clothes Back Home,” a unique sound that’s reminiscent of a different era but doesn’t feel out of place today.

About Run Ivy

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Run Ivy is a singer-songwriter whose sound incorporates elements of rock, folk and pop music.

Using the influence of artists such as Andy Shauf and Alex G, Ivy creates a fresh and unique sound suitable for a diverse audience.

After spending time studying in Arkansas, he moved to Nashville to hone his craft and work on a brand new EP due out in July. From small, intimate venues to gigs with large crowds, Ivy’s mission is “to rock everyone”.

About YRLY

YRLY is a three-piece indie pop band from Fayetteville consisting of guitar/vocalist duo Mariel Kasman and Jack Sullivan, and keyboard/vocalist Elyse Mead. YRLY’s tinged mix of folk pop, indie rock and neo-soul swirls to create a lush yet minimalist sound akin to bands like DAISY, Bright Eyes and Big Thief.



About Hill Records: Hill Records is a student-run record label and entertainment project at the U of A. This cutting-edge initiative combines music industry pedagogy, entrepreneurial learning, and audio research into integrated interdisciplinary experiences. Contact hillrec@uark.edu with any questions or for more information.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the few American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.



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FHDDS40100 – Record Keeping and Due Diligence – HMRC Internal Manual https://q-2-u.com/fhdds40100-record-keeping-and-due-diligence-hmrc-internal-manual/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 11:32:50 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/fhdds40100-record-keeping-and-due-diligence-hmrc-internal-manual/ Due diligence is a range of business controls designed to prevent a business from committing or becoming involved in fraud. It is usually a comprehensive assessment undertaken by one business on another business before entering into a transaction or signing a contract or agreement. Insufficient due diligence when making decisions about whom to negotiate with […]]]>

Due diligence is a range of business controls designed to prevent a business from committing or becoming involved in fraud. It is usually a comprehensive assessment undertaken by one business on another business before entering into a transaction or signing a contract or agreement. Insufficient due diligence when making decisions about whom to negotiate with increases the risk of being involved in fraud. This may demonstrate a reckless attitude towards tax obligations or may even be evidence of an intent to participate in and profit from fraudulent arrangements.

Under the Fulfillment House Due Diligence Scheme, certain checks and record keeping are required by law, but there are many other checks a business can undertake to ensure it is dealing with companies legitimate and compliant.

The checks that a person approved by an enforcement firm can carry out, and the extent to which, will vary according to the individual circumstances of their business and they are free to ask the most appropriate questions necessary to protect themselves in the particular circumstances of their individual transactions.

Due diligence is not static, but an ongoing, dynamic process that develops as the relationship between business parties evolves. Reasonable care is about exercising good judgment and acting sensibly. The due diligence actually exercised by a company must be proportionate to the level of risk it identifies. It must be undertaken before entering into new agreements or undertaking new transactions, as well as on existing agreements.

Good due diligence goes beyond simply obtaining a company’s name, address and VAT number. Good due diligence should seek to examine the viability and legal status of the business concerned.

Customer Due Diligence and Record Keeping

A fulfillment company must retain the following information for a period of six years:

  • name and contact details of each client
  • VAT registration number or, in cases where the overseas customer is exempt from VAT registration, perhaps because they are only supplying zero-rated supplies in the UK, a reference number from VAT exemption
  • a description of the imported goods in storage for that customer, including the type and quantity of those goods
  • the import entry number of the imported goods – including the date
  • the country to which these goods are delivered from storage
  • a copy of the notice of obligation given to each client

These records should be made available for inspection by an HMRC officer if required.

Checking a customer’s VAT registration number

The fulfillment company must verify the VAT registration number held against each foreign customer.

When an executing business starts operating from April 1, 2019, it must verify the VAT registration numbers of its overseas customers within 30 days from the date it receives the approval from HMRC.

If a fulfillment company starts doing business with a new foreign customer, they must complete the verification within 60 days from the date they started doing business with that customer.

Fulfillment companies should ensure, as a good practice, that they repeat the verification of the VAT registration numbers of their foreign customers every 12 months, as indicated in notice FH1: the due diligence program of Fulfillment House or in accordance with any frequency specified by HMRC in the Notice of Approval. for this undertaking.

When a solution has been determined, it will be updated with the details of the NETP check that needs to take place.

Checking a customer’s VAT exemption reference number

Regulation 11 sets out the rules for an authorized enforcement person/company to verify a customer’s VAT registration number. We do not prescribe how often further checks should be carried out, it will be up to the business to assess the risks of how often they think they need to check each customer’s details.

HMRC will set out the due diligence requirements in the Notice of Approval (see FHDDS24100).

Where an overseas customer is exempt from VAT registration, for example because they only make zero-rated supplies in the UK, HMRC will provide that customer with a VAT exemption reference number.

These must also be checked with HMRC in accordance with the above deadlines and must also be renewed annually (or in accordance with the frequency specified by HMRC in the Execution Company Approval Notice).

HMRC will advise how this should be reported to HMRC. In accordance with the guidelines of the FH1 gov.uk notice.

There were rule changes on 1 January 2021 for overseas sellers selling property located in the UK through an online marketplace (OMP). This means that the OMP now accounts for VAT on the sale in the UK of the overseas seller’s goods (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-and-overseas-goods-sold-to-customers-in -the-uk-using-on-line-marketplaces). In order for the foreign seller to be able to recover the import VAT, a “deemed zero-rated” delivery takes place between the foreign seller and the OMP. The overseas seller can still be VAT registered in the UK. However, it can also mean that the foreign seller is no longer required to be VAT registered and can apply for an exemption certificate as all of their supplies are zero-rated. But in doing so, he would then not be able to recover the import VAT and the absorption of this import VAT, because the blocking of the tax could be considered unusual. A different entity cannot report and recover import VAT. Not wanting to be VAT registered could also suggest that import VAT is avoided.

Notifying HMRC when an overseas customer of a fulfillment company fails to comply with UK VAT and/or customs duty rules

The fulfillment company must notify HMRC where they know or have reasonable grounds to suspect that the overseas customer has failed to meet a VAT or customs duty obligation in respect of imported goods which are or have been stored for this customer. Notification must be made within 30 days of becoming aware of the contravention. The enforcement company risks a penalty of £3,000 if they fail to comply with this obligation. Fulfillment company should email HMRC at notificationofnoncompliance.fulfilmenthouse@hmrc.gov.uk

This is covered in more detail in FHDDS40300 and FHDDS50000.

The fulfillment company should ensure that they work with their foreign customer to try to ensure that they begin to comply with their VAT and/or customs duty obligations. The fulfillment company should monitor the situation for the next 40 days (from the date they identify the problem). If the problem is not resolved, the fulfillment firm must stop doing business with this non-compliant foreign customer – they must do so as soon as “reasonably possible”.

Meaning of ‘reasonably practicable’ – it is not possible to specify a date by which HMRC expects an enforcement business to cease trading – there are practical difficulties in unraveling a business relationship and an enforcement business ‘execution will need time to arrange for the removal of the goods from foreign customers. So this means in practice that the fulfillment business should be able to demonstrate to HMRC that they are taking steps to cease trading from that date (i.e. 40 days from the date on which it knows or has reasonable grounds to suspect) in cases where it cannot take advantage of its commercial relationship with its customer to start complying with its VAT/customs duties obligations.

Commissioner’s opinion

In certain circumstances, HMRC may notify a fulfillment company that one of its customers has failed to meet a VAT or duty obligation. In these circumstances, a fulfillment firm has 40 days from such notification to work with its foreign client to ensure compliance and must cease working with them if they are not successful. Such notification by HMRC will be considered a circumstance in which the fulfillment company “knows” for the purposes of the legislation that its customer has failed to meet a VAT/customs duty obligation.

Examples of Due Diligence

The following are examples of the types of due diligence a fulfillment firm might wish to undertake and maintain.

  • obtain copies of certificates of incorporation and VAT registration certificates
  • get signed letters of introduction on letterhead
  • obtain some form of written and signed business references
  • obtain credit checks or other background checks from an independent third party
  • insist on personal contact with a senior manager of the potential supplier, making an initial visit to their premises whenever possible
  • obtain the bank details of potential suppliers, in order to check whether:
    • payments would be made to a third party; and
    • that in case of importation, the supplier and his bank share the same country of residence.
  • check details provided against other sources e.g. BT website, letterheads, landline records
  • Buy online
  • pro forma invoices
  • delivery notes
  • CMR (Road Goods Convention) or air waybills

The above list is not exhaustive.

It is important to remember that a fulfillment firm that engages a third party to undertake its due diligence remains responsible for ensuring that adequate due diligence and risk assessment procedures are in place.

(Production Companies Regulations 2018, Regulation 11)

Regulation 11 sets out the rules for an authorized enforcement person/company to verify a customer’s VAT registration number. We do not prescribe how often further checks should be carried out, it will be up to the business to assess the risks of how often they think they need to check each customer’s details.

HMRC will set out the due diligence requirements in the Notice of Approval, see FHDDS24100.


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EK Council returns with a new voice https://q-2-u.com/ek-council-returns-with-a-new-voice/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:11:54 +0000 https://q-2-u.com/ek-council-returns-with-a-new-voice/ This section is Present This section was produced by the editorial staff. The client did not have the opportunity to put restrictions on the content or to revise it before publication. by HAVEN HOME HEATING AND COOLING Breadcrumb Links New Local News Henry Oosterhof, the only new councilor to join the table in Elizabethtown-Kitley, is […]]]>

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It’s business as usual in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley – except for a new face – as a new term of council officially kicked off earlier this week.

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The mayor and councilors were inaugurated on Tuesday evening to officially begin the 2022-2026 term, and the only change will come with newcomer Henry Oosterhof, a local business owner who runs a multigenerational dairy farm in Jellyby.

Oosterhof won acclaim after taking the seat vacated by the old board. Susan Prettejohn, who moved from the township to Brockville earlier this year.

During the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday evening, Oosterhof thanked his family and friends for supporting him and said he looked forward to working with the board in the years to come.

“Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with all of the board members here and the staff. I can only speak highly of the reception I received,” said Oosterhof.

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“I look forward to taking on the challenges and meeting them together.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Lyn Fire Hall, where snacks and drinks were served to a healthy crowd of supporters, firefighters and township residents.

The election brought little change this year; as only six people ran for the six seats, there was no council election and five of the six were incumbents.

Incumbents Earl Brayton, Christina Eady, Rob Smith, Eleanor Leacock-Renaud, Tom Linton and Oosterhof all received acclaim.

Brant Burrow, who was elected to his second term as mayor after beating out his opponent Dan Downey, welcomed the returning councilors and Oosterhof.

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“I’ve been fortunate enough to know Henry over the last year or two in other ways, and I know (he) is going to make a nice addition to what is a returning board, basically. It’s a very interesting set of circumstances to know exactly what we have to work with,” Burrow said.

“It’s kind of comforting to know that we can just maintain the momentum we’ve all built over the past four years, and I look forward to continuing to lead the board this next term by doing more of the same things as we’ve been doing for the past four years.”

Smith, who was elected in 2010 and is now serving his fourth term, said he was happy to return to the board.

“There is no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ but there is an ‘E’ in us, and we as a council will work together for the betterment of our township,” Smith said Tuesday. .

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“We have challenges for the next four years. We have roads and bridges to build. We must complete our reserves. I look forward to working with and representing all residents of Elizabethtown-Kitley.

Brayton, who was elected in 2006 and is entering his fifth term as councillor, said he was happy to see a crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony and hopes to see that enthusiasm carry over to regular council meetings. advice.

“The rooms are reopened. As of now they are open and I hope to see everyone in the rooms.

Leacock-Renaud, who served a few terms as a councilor in the 2000s but was re-elected in 2018, stressed the importance of working together with Township employees.

“This team is made up of more than the seven of us; it is also the staff.

Eady, whose daughter helped take the oath by holding the Bible, said she was excited to get back to work.

“We have done well in the last four years, and I think we will do even better in the next four years. I can’t wait to be there,” said Eady, who was first elected in 2014.

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