Tyler, the Creator Takes to Twitter to Slam YouTube Music Awards

first_imgYouTube will host the first YouTube Music Awards on Sunday, November 3, where the live-streaming event honors artists and songs you’ve heard over the past year.  The video service promised it would be a “new kind of awards show.”  Considering YouTube mostly consists of videos created by the public, the list of nominees included more award show regulars then expected: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Bieber and One Direction.After the list of nominees was revealed, Tyler, the Creator, a performer at the upcoming award show, had a few choice words to say about it.  In a tweet early this morning (October 23), the rapper wrote, “YOUTUBE AWARDS COULDVE FUCKING HAD NOMINATIONS ON COOL CREATIVE VIDEOS SHIT BUT NOOOO AGAIN ITS THE MOST TEENY BOPPER POP SHIT. YOU ARE BUTT.”He adds, “WHY NOT GIVE AWARDS TO JUST DIRECTORS, THESE FUCKING WEAK ASS ARTIST DONT COME UP WITH THESE SHOTS OR SIT IN COLORING FUCK THEM THEY SUCK.”Although his tweets are hilarious and dead on, there are better ways, and better comebacks.Los Angeles artist, Flying Lotus, also took to Twitter to express his criticisms about the YouTube Music Award nominations.  “Seems like the YouTube music awards are pretty much the same as the VMAs. I don’t really see the point.”Flying Lotus goes on, “If it’s all about hits sure I get it but let’s be fair. YouTube award nominations clearly don’t care about cutting edge/innovation.”He continues, “They had an opportunity to shine a light on all the artists that they helped to gain notoriety just to shit on them for uber famous acts.” His last tweet reads, “No disrespect to the nominees yadda yadda.”Tyler, the Creator, along with Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A., and Earl Sweatshirt are all set to perform at the YouTube Music Awards held at New York City’s Pier 36.–Lindsey Winepol[Via Spin.com]last_img read more

Center for European Studies names fall fellows

first_imgThe Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) has recently announced the arrival of its 2007 fall fellows. The center is dedicated to fostering the study of European history, politics, and society at Harvard. Its visiting scholars play an active role in the intellectual life of the center and the University. While at Harvard, the scholars will conduct research, advise students, and give public talks.The fellows who will join the center this fall follow:Thilo Bodenstein, Freie Universität Berlin, is researching determinants of policy convergence and divergence in the European Union and the United States.Tobias Brinkmann, University of Southampton, is working on a re-evaluation of the history of the Jewish mass migration from Eastern Europe between 1860 and 1950.Daniela Caruso, Boston University, is currently researching the redistributive effects of legal integration.Jon Erik Dølvik, Fafo Institute for Labor and Social Research, is researching the implications of European Union enlargement for labor migration and labor relations, especially in the Nordic/Baltic Sea area.Alexander Geppert, Freie Universität Berlin, is developing a new project on outer space and extraterrestrial life in the European imagination of the 20th century.Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College, will focus on political expertise, special interest politics, and voting rules under strategic disclosure.Renée Haferkamp, European Commission, organizes the CES speaker series “Challenges to the 21st Century: European and American Perspectives.”Barbara Haskel, McGill University, is exploring the integration of higher education in Europe with the Bologna Process.Dariusz Jemielniak, Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, is currently working on a project that examines knowledge work in legal and software environments.Claudia Leeb, the New School for Social Research, is working on a book manuscript titled “Rethinking Justice with Marx, Adorno and Lacan.”Katiana Orluc, postdoctoral fellow. Orluc’s current project examines the pan-European movement in the 1920s and ’30s.Ute Planert, Universität Tübingen, is currently working on a comparative history of eugenics.Martin Spiewak, Die Zeit, is a journalist whose research interests include education and politics of science.Matthias Tischer, postdoctoral fellow. Tischer’s current main fields of research are music in the former German Democratic Republic, music under the circumstances of the Cold War, and oral history.Peter Vermeersch, Leuven University, is working on a project that examines connections between democratization and nationalist mobilization in Poland.Klaus Wilhelm West, German Trade Union Congress/DGB-Bundesvorstand, is researching the politics of innovation in France and Germany.Kathrina Zippel, Northeastern University, is currently researching and examining the internationalization of academia.José Pedro Zúquete, postdoctoral fellow. Zúquete is currently working on a book project titled “The Struggle for the World?” The project examines anti-globalization movements.last_img read more

Full weekend schedule for Martinsville

first_imgThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series take on the first short track of the year in a doubleheader at Martinsville Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is off. Check out the tentative full schedule below, subject to change.Note: All times are ETMonday, March 2611 a.m.: Conclusion of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles), FS1 (Results)Approx. 2 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 (500 laps, 263 miles), FS1 (Canada: TSN 1); (Results)Pre-race schedule10:58:00 a.m.: Trucks restart engines11:00:00 a.m.: Trucks roll off pit road to resume Alpha Energy Solutions 25012:00:00 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver/crew chief meeting1:20:00 p.m.: Monster Energy Series Driver Introductions1:48:00 p.m.: Presentation of Colors by: Martinsville-Henry County Combined Law Enforcement Color Guard1:48:20 p.m.: Invocation by: Martinsville Speedway Track Chaplin, Mike Hatfield1:49:00 p.m.: National Anthem by: Ted Alt, Virginia Tech Department of Music1:50:30 p.m.: Flyover:  2 – F18 Hornets, VFA Tact 37 Ragin’ Bulls from Naval Air Station Oceana  (Turn 4 to Turn 1)1:55:30 p.m.: “Drivers, Start Your Engines” by: Executive Chairman of Spectrum Brands, parent company of STP; David Maura And his Daughter Emily2:01:00 p.m.: Start of the STP 500 (500 Laps, 263 Miles) Press Pass (Watch live)Approx. 1 p.m.: Post-Camping World Truck Series race5:45 p.m.: Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raceSunday, March 252:07 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 (500 laps, 263 miles), FS1 (Canada: TSN 3); (POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY at 2 P.M. ET)Following STP 500 (approx. 7 p.m.): NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles), FS1 (POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY AT 11 A.M. ET)Saturday, March 2410:05-10:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1 (Canada: TSN GO); (Results)11 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FS1 (Results)12:30-1:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1 (Canada: TSN GO); (Results)2 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles), FS1 (POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY)5:10 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award qualifying, FS1 (Canada: TSN GO); (CANCELED, Lineup)Press Pass (Watch live)9 a.m.: Chase Elliott9:15 a.m.: Jimmie Johnson11:15 a.m.: Darrell Wallace Jr.11:30 a.m.: Brad KeselowskiNoon: Denny HamlinFriday, March 2311:05 -11:55 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series first practice (Results)1:05-1:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series second practice, FS1 (Results)3:05-3:55 p.m.:Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1 (Results)Press Pass (Watch live)10:15 a.m.: Harrison Burton, Todd Gilliland, Noah Gragson10:30 a.m.: Kyle Benjamin, Timothy Peters, Ben Rhodeslast_img read more

Tree Of Life Benefit Announces 2019 Lineup: Grahame Lesh, Ryan Dempsey, Karina Rykman, More

first_imgThe annual Tree of Life Benefit concert is set to take place at Irvington, NY’s Irvington Town Hall Theater on Friday, September 27th.The benefit recently revealed their 2019 musical lineup featuring Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh, Alex Koford, Tash Neal, Jesse Bardwell, Nathan Graham, Hayley Jane, Ryan Dempsey, Karina Rykman, Joe Cirotti, Alex Jordan, Chris Crosby, and more.The Tree of Life Fund was created to support the students at Ferncliff Manor, a 501c3 educational and residential facility in Yonkers, NY, that serves children and young adults with profound developmental disabilities. Established in 2014, the Tree of Life Fund began as an annual live music event which raised critical funds for the continued needs of Ferncliff’s students, residential facility and programs.Supported today by five years of epic events performed by dedicated artists, the fund has grown to a point where it is now designated to building a musical and performance event venue which will exist to support housing and employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in Westchester County.VIP tickets include early doors starting at 6 p.m., food, beer & wine (21+), a pre-show with The Tree of Life Band, plus 3 sets with the benefit’s incredible line-up of musicians, followed by a jam session!General admission and VIP tickets for Tree of Life Benefit’s 2019 event are now on sale here.last_img read more

Island Province in China Bans All Disposable Plastics – And Rallies to Ramp Up Biodegradable Substitutes

first_imgThe ban plan was announced in February, when the Chinese government decided that Hainan, the smallest province in the country, would be the site of a new “national ecological civilization pilot zone,” and that the success or failure of the plastic ban would inform future policies across the countryAs part of the pilot program, Hainan has been cultivating industrial-scale production methods of biodegradable plastic as part of the plan to supply the entire province with hundreds of thousands of tons of biodegradable plastics, of which at least 40,000 tons of bags, films, and tableware are already available for purchase.RELATED: Reductions in Air Pollution in China Saves Hundreds of Thousands of Lives Since 1990According to one Chinese newspaper, local shopkeepers and residents understand that costs of doing business will go up due to the need to buy the more expensive reusable or biodegradable products, but that over time the benefit to nature and the environment will pay off.This was not always the case in China, and the doctrine of “man must conquer nature” was quite popular in previous decades under sterner party rule.MORE: Scientists Turn Plastic Waste Into Valuable Commodities, to Create a Bigger Market for Waste MaterialsBy 2025 China expects to effectively control plastic pollution entering the ocean, entering landfills, and littering the beaches. As part of its five-year plan, it also hopes to establish a complete plastics management system, and employ biodegradable plastics or plastic substitutes across the country.SHARE This Positive Trend in Plastics With Pals on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhile once-pristine beaches around the tropics are becoming infamous for their plastic litter, the Chinese island province of Hainan is putting a new plan in place to keep its beaches clean.Cities like Sanya and Haikou are ground zero for an ambitious new plastic pollution control plan that began in August when single-use plastic items were banned from sale in the area.Plastic polymer food containers, forks, drink cups, knives, straws, plastic bags, packaging bags, and other items that are not biodegradable are no longer allowed to be sold at major establishments like supermarkets, hospitals, government and state-owned buildings like schools, and tourist attractions.last_img read more

Casey Lynn Malet

first_img Casey was preceded in death by his father, Marcus Johnson, Sr. and grandmother, Sonya Yvonne Malet. Next UpFuneral services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Charles Miller officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at the funeral home. Surviving relatives include his mother, Mary Jimmie Lou Johnson of Groves, Texas; sons, Silas Malet and Nolan Malet both of Charlotte, North Carolina; brothers, Marcus Adam Johnson, Jr. and wife Melanie of Nederland, Texas; Kyle Louis Johnson of Groves, Texas.center_img Casey Lynn Malet, 29, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Breckenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas.Casey was born July 7, 1986 in Port Arthur, Texas.  He was a lifelong resident of Groves and worked for Associated Marine as a First Mate on a tugboat.last_img read more

Structures across 17 Vermont towns to benefit from Vermont Historic Preservation grants

first_imgHistoric meeting houses, churches and libraries are among a list of community buildings across 17 Vermont towns receiving preservation grants in 2014. The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently awarded matching grants totaling $257,404 to help restore and maintain Vermont’s historic buildings.‘Vermont’s architectural heritage is important not only to understanding our past, but to the current and future economic vitality of our state,’ said Noelle MacKay, Commissioner of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. ‘Protecting and maintaining these historic buildings ensures that we honor our past as we look to the future.’ The efforts of this year’s grant recipients to preserve important civic community buildings demonstrates their commitment to a vibrant Vermont economy.’Of the 50 applications submitted, approved grant projects (SEE’ BELOW) range from roof replacements and steeple work, to structural and frame repairs, window restoration, and foundation and drainage improvements.‘This is a competitive grant program and as we do every year, we received many excellent applications for the preservation of architecturally and historically significant buildings that are essential to Vermont’s sense of place,’ said Laura Trieschmann, Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer. ‘Vermont is fortunate to have so many people committed to preserving our landmark buildings for future generations.’Established in 1986, the state-funded Historic Preservation Grant Program annually awards matching grants for building improvement projects that promote Vermont’s architectural and historical heritage. Since its inception, the program has granted nearly $4 million towards the preservation of more than 500 historic buildings. All properties are either listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.For more information, please visit: http://accd.vermont.gov/strong_communities/preservation/grants/historic_…(link is external).‘last_img read more

Mission moves toward sign code changes, enforcement; temporary signs draw most complaints

first_imgThe number of temporary signs for businesses in Mission Mart along Johnson Drive draws the most complaints.The City of Mission is taking the first steps to revamping its sign ordinance and in the process addressing complaints that have been persistent, especially regarding temporary signs.The city recently completed a sign inventory that catalogued a total of 817 signs. Of those, 91 were temporary signs. Along with the temporary signs, pole signs and window signs were of particular concern, city staff said. Temporary signs draw the most complaints and the area on Johnson Drive at Mission Mart has been a special target of complaints. The density of businesses in that area contributes to the number of temporary signs along the street.Interim Community Development Director Danielle Murray told the city council that temporary signs are difficult to regulate under current code because the 60-day time period for temporary signs can start again if the sign is changed. Staff would need to time how long each sign has been up. Temporary signs are limited by square footage and not the number.Councilor Arcie Rothrock suggested that the city could use a combination of number and size to reduce temporary signs with limits to special events. City Administrator Laura Smith said a restriction could include limits on the number of times per year temporary signs can be displayed.Pole signs have been prohibited in the city since 2003 and only 24 remain. However, four signs (for Village Inn, Pride Cleaners, Johnny’s BBQ and Popeye’s) fall under a special 2009 amendment. Those four are allowed more maintenance than the others. Pole signs must come down if the business changes or if they deteriorate significantly. The council may look at setting a time limit for all pole signs in the city to be removed.Window signs are now allowed only in the downtown – generally Johnson Drive area from Lamar to Nall.. That restriction, some councilors believed, was unfair. Few complaints are heard about window signs, staff said.The inventory preceded looking at weaknesses in the city ordinance that need to be corrected prior to starting more strict enforcement. A staff briefing said the city can make rules about time, placement and manner of signs, but cannot make a distinction based on the content of the sign, although the First Amendment does not protect false claims.The briefing pointed out that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from last summer made some of the categories in the sign code unconstitutional. Most cities are affected by the ruling, but Mission would be one of the first cities in the Kansas City area to revise its sign code since that decision.last_img read more

Judges cautioned about attending holiday gatherings

first_img Judges cautioned about attending holiday gatherings It’s being done for the noble reasons of “promoting public trust and confidence in the judiciary,” but may inspire a few grumbles of “Bah humbug!”Eleventh Circuit Chief Judge Joseph Farina issued the following October 25 memo to bar association presidents about holiday gifts and parties and asked that it be included in bar publications and newsletters:“Promoting public trust and confidence in the judiciary and legal process is important during the holiday season and throughout the year. Toward that end, it is the policy of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in accord with the Code of Judicial Conduct, that:“A. Neither judges, magistrate judges, nor their staff are permitted or encouraged to accept gifts or favors from lawyers or their firms if they have come or are likely to come before the judge or general master.“B. Neither judges nor magistrate judges should attend holiday parties hosted by a law firm if a member of that law firm is counsel of record in a case assigned to that judge or general master.” November 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Judges cautioned about attending holiday gatheringslast_img read more

Rule change serves Gophers’ Gentil well

first_img“I like to (get aces). Who doesn’t?” Gentil said. “Other than acing, I can’t get anybody. I can’t go up for a kill like I used to.”Gentil has relied on a wide array of serving styles en route to her ace tally. Hebert said she uses floating and fast serves of both the stationary and jumping variety.Despite this being her first year as a server for Minnesota, Hebert said, he knew Gentil was dangerous behind the line even before she came to Minnesota.“She had the best arsenal on the club circuit,” Hebert said. “When she was first recruited, I told her, ‘I think there’s a rule coming on the horizon that liberos are going to be able to serve.’ She definitely got excited about that.”Gentil said she was excited, because in her home country, Brazil, she practiced serving for more than an hour each practice.But for two years, Gentil was forced to stay out of the serving rotation because of NCAA rules.Gentil said she asked Hebert for the chance to serve before each of her first two seasons.Then finally, when coaches discussed rule changes during the offseason, Hebert stepped up to help answer her request.“I was one of the people that spoke in favor of it,” Hebert said. “But there were plenty that were like-minded.”The libero serving rule is still fairly experimental internationally. For now, it is only being used on the collegiate level.Though that is discouraging for a talented libero and server, Gentil said she’ll always have her talent for serving, no matter when the opportunity arises.“It’s like riding a bike. You cannot ride for so long, but you still know how to ride,” Gentil said. “You’ve just got to polish it a little.” Rule change serves Gophers’ Gentil wellAn NCAA ruling that liberos can now serve has made Paula Gentil even more dangerous. Kent ErdahlOctober 19, 2004Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhen Minnesota volleyball player Erin Martin tried to figure out Illinois’ hitting and serving struggles after the Gophers’ four-game win during the weekend, the senior outside hitter was at a loss for words.“I don’t know what their problem was,” Martin said.What Martin didn’t realize was Illinois’ biggest problem was sitting to her left.Minnesota’s libero, junior Paula Gentil, gave the Illini offense fits throughout the night, converting nearly every attack shot at her into a seamless transition into the second-ranked Gophers offense.Because of that digging ability, the Illini often tried to hit around Gentil, resulting in 32 hitting errors and 19 service errors.The explanation isn’t a new one. Gentil has collected All American honors in her first two seasons with the Gophers because of her defensive dominance – something no other libero in the nation can say.This season, Gentil has continued her outstanding defensive play. She leads the team with 483 digs and shattered her own record for digs in a game with 39. But she was also given a chance to go on the offensive when an NCAA rule change before the start of this season allowed liberos to serve.So is it possible she just became more valuable to the team?“I think so,” coach Mike Hebert said. “Already, she’s, in my opinion, our most valuable player. Her presence on the court determines how we play. To add the fact that she can serve is quite an extra layer of benefit.”Hebert said Gentil’s serving has benefited the team in ways a stat sheet can’t reflect – such as forcing a defense into bad passes and broken plays.But if the stat sheets were the only way to judge her success, Gentil would still shine brighter than any other server on the team.She has 28 service aces – a full 13 more than Lisa Reinhart, who ranks second on the team.last_img read more