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Niall Horan to release new album Heartbreak Weather in March

first_imgNiall Horan will release his second solo album Heartbreak Weather on 13th March 2020.The former One Direction star has celebrated the announcement by releasing new track No Judgement, which was written by Niall with Julian Bunetta, Tobias Jesso Jr., John Ryan and Xplicit. Bunetta produced the track and you can watch the video below:Reflecting on the new track Niall says, “When you’re with me, there’s no judgement. There’s enough people judging, so you don’t need to be judged by me.”The video for the song was directed by Drew Kirsch (Taylor Swift, John Legend, AFI) and shot in Los Angeles.Heartbreak Weather is the follow-up to Niall’s solo debut Flicker, which topped the charts in the US. It will feature Nice To Meet Ya, Put a Little Love on Me and No Judgement.Fans who pre-order the album in digital format will instantly receive No Judgement plus the other two tracks already released.Credit: Capitol“When I listen to albums, I like to listen to them start to finish. With Heartbreak Weather, I wanted to tell the story that was in my head, hopefully lead people down the storytelling lane of an album track listing versus just ‘I’m gonna skip to the next one,’” explains Niall. “I was trying to think how I could write a different album than the usual… I wanted to write songs from different sides or from someone else looking in.”Niall will tour extensively in support of Heartbreak Weather, launching on 20th April at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.last_img read more

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Shebada Robbed in Florida!

first_imgShebada Robbed in Florida!But robbery won’t affect performance this Saturday in “Bangarang”The police in Fort Lauderdale are still investigating the recent hotel break-in into the room of Jamaican actors Keith “Shebada” Ramsay and Monique Ellis. The actors, who were in Florida to perform their play “Bangarang,” reported the robbery this week. They had returned to their hotel, the Ramada Inn following their performance, and discovered personal documents and money missing, including their Jamaican passports.According to Mike Shaw of Sunshine Theatre (which produces the show in South Florida), the security camera at the hotel “showed a guy and a girl, Hispanic or white, going from room to room.”Shaw also confirmed that the Jamaican Consulate in Miami will be assisting Ramsay and Ellis in replacing their needed travel documents. He also said the incident will not have an impact on the next staging of the “Bangarang” play, which is scheduled for this Saturday, starting 8 p.m. at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Centerlast_img read more

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SHOCKING REPORT SHOWS EXTENT OF FAILURES

first_imgcopyright DG Council AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA shocking council report will show that private sector construction contractors failed to prioritise public safety when constructing public buildings. This has resulted in a number of fundamental flaws, including missing wall ties, being uncovered.Dumfries and Galloway Council will meet on Tuesday (4 July) where Members will receive the damning report on public safety across a number of council buildings. This important report is being presented to inform Members in relation to safety investigations being carried out at Council buildings, how the council has responded and providing assurances on the safety of buildings. Furthermore, the report will also provide details on construction flaws at DG One, issues relating to public safety and future options.Following the tragic events at Liberton High School in Edinburgh in 2014, incidents with Edinburgh School external walls collapsing in 2016 and the recent tragic fire in London, ensuring public safety has been prioritised across the country.This calls into question the safety of all public buildings constructed during a set period of time and requires them to be reviewed. The report will outline the actions that the council is undertaking to ensure the safety of our buildings and the safety of the public who would use our facilities.Council Leader, Elaine Murray, said “I have called this special meeting of Full Council to provide all Members are provided with important information on public and building safety issues. We need to be open and transparent about the state of our buildings.“Like everyone else will be, I am shocked at the details relating to the condition of DG One. It is beyond comprehension that a private sector contractor would willingly hand over a building to the council that was so fundamentally flawed. Public safety was not prioritised and instead, we have been subject to corners being cut so that profits could be maximised by public sector contractors.Depute Leader, Rob Davidson, said “I am appalled that such serious building safety practices seem to have been ignored. The extent and nature of the problems at DG One, which are similar to those that we have seen across the country, is staggering. We could not have anticipated that fundamental safety procedures had not been followed in the original construction and the level of defects and required works are unprecedented.“I consider any instances of non-compliance with building regulations completely unacceptable, in particular those in high risk area such as structural safety and fire protection. It is vital that everything is being done to deliver safe outcomes for the people who use or occupy our buildings.”last_img read more

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15 Year Old Boy Assaulted At Road Side – Dumfries

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice officers in Dumfries are seeking witnesses to an assault which took place at around 2115 hours on Saturday 5 August 2017 on the roadway between Kingholm Quay and Dumfries near to the Skate park.At that time a 15 year old youth was walking back towards Dumfries with a group of friends when he was spoken to by the occupants of a silver car. The driver of the car was a woman and a man was front seat passenger.Without warning the man allegedly leaned out the car window and punched the victim to the face. The victim ran off however required treatment at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for his injuries.Constable Nancy Dickson at Dumfries said “this appears to be an unprovoked assault on a 15 year old boy and has resulted in the victim requiring hospital treatment for his injuries. I would ask that anyone who witnessed the assault or knows the identity of the occupants of the vehicle to contact Police on the 101 number”.Incident Number PDG0181880817 relates.last_img read more

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Dumfries Academy Releases Charity ‘Last Christmas’ Song

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInS6 pupils and staff of Dumfries Academy have collaborated to produce a Christmas song and video to raise money for Sands – the stillborn and neonatal death charity. All money raised (apart from Gift Aid) will go directly to the local Dumfries and Galloway group.This year, Dumfries Academy are singing “Last Christmas” – originally written and recorded by Wham!Using James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke as the inspiration for the video, they hope to raise lots of festive cheer alongside some cash for a local charity.The video can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/2MIibNdWaqEThe MP3 can be downloaded at: http://lastchristmas.webs.comDonations to Sands are welcomed at: http://www.justgiving.com/lastchristmasOr by texting “WHAM86 £2” to 70070. Donations of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10 can be made by text.last_img read more

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April DMC margin triggers large indemnity payments

first_imgA dramatic downturn in April’s U.S. average milk price has triggered the largest monthly indemnity payments in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program’s history. Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairyEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com April DMC margin: $6.03 per cwtThe USDA released its latest Ag Prices report on May 29, including factors used to calculate DMC margins and payments. Based on USDA calculations, the April DMC margin is estimated at $6.03 per hundredweight (cwt), down $3.12 per cwt from March and triggering indemnity payments for those covered at every insurable margin of $6.50 or higher (Table 1).advertisementadvertisementIt’s the smallest milk income over feed cost margin since the DMC was created in 2019 and the smallest margin since June 2016 under the program’s predecessor, the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which utilized different margin calculations and indemnity payment triggers.As a result, dairy operations that elected DMC Tier 1 margin coverage levels of $9.50, $9, $8.50, $8, $7.50, $7 and $6.50 and Tier 2 margin coverage levels at $8, $7.50, $7 and $6.50 will be issued payments. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency will begin processing payments on June 1.DMC payments will see a sequestration deduction of 5.9%.April milk price plummetsPressured by the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of the dairy supply chain and food service industry, the April 2020 U.S. average milk price fell $3.60 per cwt from March to $14.40 per cwt. The average was $3.30 per cwt less than April 2019 (Table 2).advertisementCompared to a month earlier, milk prices fell substantially in all major dairy states. Largest declines were in Iowa (-$5), Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin (all -$4.10 per cwt or more).Compared to a year earlier, prices were down $4 or more per cwt in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and New Mexico.The highest milk prices for April 2020 were in Florida ($19.70 per cwt), Oregon and Georgia ($17.60 and $17.40 per cwt, respectively); monthly lows were in New Mexico ($11.90 per cwt), Kansas and Michigan ($12.80 and $13 per cwt, respectively.Corn, soybean meal prices drop, but hay more costlyOverall, April feed costs were lower than March, thanks to declines in U.S. average prices for corn and soybean meal.The April 2020 U.S. average corn price was $3.29 per bushel, down 39 cents from the month before and the lowest since January 2018.advertisementSoybean meal averaged $295.39 per ton in April, down almost $17 per ton from March.The average price for a blend of premium and all alfalfa hay used in DMC calculation was $195 per ton, up $5 per ton from March and the highest average since July 2019.That yielded an average DMC total feed cost of $8.37 per cwt of milk sold, down 48 cents from March (Table 3) but nowhere near enough to offset the plummeting milk price.May payments even higherThe April DMC margin is likely just a preview to May calculations, which will be released by the USDA on June 30. Based on milk and feed futures prices at the close of trading on May 28, the DMC Decision Tool estimates margins are likely to drop below $5 per cwt in May, before moving back to about $8.50 per cwt in June. After that, the recent upswing in milk futures prices means DMC indemnity payments may not be triggered for July-December – but conditions change.  last_img read more

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Farmington Musicale invites students to compete for cash awards

first_imgYoung musicians may apply now to compete for cash awards in the 52nd Farmington Musicale Awards for Musical Excellence Competition, held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Nardin Park United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills.Application packets have been distributed to the music departments in all Farmington/Farmington Hills middle and high schools or may be downloaded at farmingtonmusicale.org. Applications must be completed and returned by February 9.The 2018 Farmington Musicale Award winners. (contributed)The contest is open to students who attend Farmington public or private schools, and to those whose address is in Farmington or Farmington Hills, but attend school elsewhere. The contest is also open to children or grandchildren of Farmington Musicale members.Competition categories are: Piano, grades 7-8, 9-10, 11-12; Instrumental; grades 7-8, 9-10, 11-12; Vocal grades 10-12. Cash awards may be given in each age division and additional special awards may be given to an outstanding performance in each category.First place winners will perform their winning solos in 3 p.m. recital on Sunday, March 3 at St. John Lutheran Church on Gill Road. All awards will be presented at the recital, which is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Marla Smith at marla@pharmerjeff.com.–Press releaseCorrection: The Farmington Musicale website was incorrectly reported in the original version of this post. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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20 Gbps Millimeter Wave Modem for Front-Haul and Backhaul Applications

first_imgMaxLinear has introduced a new MxL85110 baseband system on-chip (SoC) for broadband wireless transmission systems. With exceptional 20 Gbps throughput, the MxL85110 provides a flexible solution that meets the evolving demands of front-haul and backhaul networks. It supports both an all outdoor unit (AODU) and pure IP transport implementations for 4G and 5G cellular networks.The comprehensive functionality supported by the MxL85110 includes a complete processing chain, from various user IP interface technologies to analog baseband signals. It supports large channel-spacing spans of between 50 MHz and 2 GHz, modulation rates from binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) to 1024-QAM, and high spectral efficiency supporting multiple-input and multiple-out (MIMO) transceivers and cross pole interference cancellation (XPIC). Leveraging millimeter bands (V-Band and E-Band) has emerged as an attractive option due to larger blocks of available spectrum and lower licensing costs and the wideband MxL85110 enables operators to take full advantage of these benefits.The MXL85110 provides a complete processing chain from the various interface technologies of user’s data to analog baseband signals. Its main features include: Glueless connectivity to the RF/IF analog circuitry via integrated AFE DACs and ADCs Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) 1588v2, transparent clock (TC) mode Full-duplex, single carrier, FDD modem XPIC Bit rates up to 10Gbps Modulation from BPSK to 1024 QAM Channels spacing of 50MHz to 2GHz Baud rate up to 1600 Mbaud Configurable LDPC or RS FEC channel codes High phase noise immunity Ethernet and GPI interfaces In-band management link The MxL85110 is available from MaxLinear’s worldwide sales team and is also being showcased for early 5G field trials during the on-going Mobile World Congress 2017.last_img read more

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UWF rounds out signing class with Henri Ventoniemi

first_img#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Ventoniemi spent his freshman season at Patrick Henry Community College. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound center from Hyvinkaa, Finland averaged seven points and four rebounds per game while shooting 53 percent for the Sentinels and going 22-6 on the season. “Henri gives us great size in the post,” Burkhamer said. “His best basketball is in front of him, and we are excited about having him with us throughout his career. He brings a great desire to improve and has a terrific work ethic. He runs well for a big guy, can shoot the ball with range and will alter a lot of shots on the defensive end.” PENSACOLA, Fla. – The UWF men’s basketball team completed its 2016 signing class with the addition of 6-foot-10, 220-pound Henri Ventoniemi. Ventoniemi is the fifth student-athlete in West Florida’s signing class with college experience.center_img Ventoniemi scored in double digits on 10 occasions in his freshman year, with a season-best of 15 in a 94-86 victory over Wake Technical Community College, which came in the middle of a six-game run when the center scored at least 10 points in each game. “I am very excited about the opportunity to continue my education and to play college basketball at the University of West Florida,” Ventoniemi said. “I look forward to improving and hope to make an impact on the program. I can’t wait to get to Pensacola, and I can’t wait to get started.”last_img read more

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Kentucky columnist collapses outside Louisville arena, dies

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ira Combs, a Kentucky sports columnist who also helped found the Joe B. Hall Prep Classic high school boys’ basketball tournament, has died. He was 61.Combs collapsed Thursday just outside the KFCYum! Center on his way to pick up credentials for the NCAA Tournament. His brother, Oscar, confirmed to The Associated Press that he died.NCAA President Mark Emmert extended sympathies to Combs’ family, friends, colleagues and readers in a statement.Combs, who wrote for the http://www.CombsBrothersOn-KYsports.com website, was at Rupp Arena on Wednesday for the start of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament. Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart said in a statement that everyone at UK athletics are deeply saddened to learn of Combs’ death, calling him a fixture at their events for decades.last_img read more