Balic and Ekberg without permission for IHF Super Globe

← Previous Story 6th IHF Super Globe starts in Doha Next Story → Women’s U18 WCh (Montenegro): Golden Danish girls! The latest two biggest transfer in Europe, Ivano Balic to BM Atletico Madrid and Niclas Ekberg (THW Kiel) haven’t reflection on the organiser of IHF Super Globe in Doha. Both players are unable to play for their teams, because they didn’t in the official rosters of the team until official date. They will wait some other ocassion to show their class… BM Atletico MadridDohaIvano BalicNiklas EkbergSuper Globe handballTHW Kiel read more

Careers clinic A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills

first_img“Prior to leaving I’d been working solo but in India I had to readjust to living and working full-time within an organisation. Moreover, because women have less status in India, I definitely had to work harder on my influencing skills in order to convince people I had a brain, that it was useful, and that they could tap in to it.“I wasn’t shy before going to India but it was great to have experienced that because it means now I’m never fazed by seniority or people who think they’re more important than me. I lived a whole year being a ‘lesser citizen’ but still having to do my work every day. These days I feel much more measured in my approach to others and more accepting that one has to prove oneself first.“It also gave me a lot of time to think. I came back refreshed with a much clearer idea of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. As well as focussing on my business, I’m also doing a PhD.“Would I recommend it to others?”“Yes, definitely. People often say I was great to give up a whole year of my life but I never felt like I gave up anything. Of course, I missed my family and friends but I gained so much from it – at least five times more than I put in. It was enriching on so many levels. I came back feeling like it was one of the best things I ever did.”Mary Knox, a retired primary teacher from Waterford, has just returned from volunteering in Cambodia for two years. “I found skills learned as a student teacher many years ago are exactly what developing countries need. In the average school electricity is unknown, slates and chalk or paper and crayons are luxuries used with enthusiasm by children previously expected to sit quietly and just listen. Laughter comes easily to the children here – it was heart-warming to see how they enjoyed the old playground games like, ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?”But more than this, Knox found a whole new lease of life in Cambodia.While I’m not saying it was all fun and games, and I did miss the comforts of home from time to time, volunteering has been a memorable experience that I can honestly recommend as an anti-ageing exercise.It’s easy to forget your age when you travel by motorbike or play hopscotch! Also, I expected younger volunteer colleagues would stick together socially but it was a lovely surprise to discover that nobody noticed age and right from the start I was included in all activities.”VSO are hosting a ‘Meet VSO’ event in Dublin this Saturday (16 February) and also in Belfast (9 March), where they will explain the application process and the type of professionals they are looking to recruit. This event is free but registration is required. To find out more, click here.Elizabeth Hutcheson is a career consultant with www.SliNuaCareers.com, who offer CV preparation, interview training and mock interview services. They have offices in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. For a Free CV Health Check Assessment, click HERE. LAST YEAR 3,000 Irish white-collar professionals volunteered to work in shanty towns, war zones and famine-stricken wildernesses across the globe.Some were involved with programmes such as construction, strategic development, IT and teaching, while others provided medical services or acted as bodyguards for human rights activists.Undoubtedly the chance to give back to the world in tandem with travelling to far-flung parts is an exciting opportunity, particularly for anyone seeking a career break or wondering what to do post-retirement.However, according to a recent survey of returned volunteers by the international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), it doesn’t end there. Many returned volunteers often report that their time overseas was ‘transformative’ or a ‘turning point’ in their lives, with almost half of those surveyed reporting they had developed better leadership abilities and team working skills, while nearly a third of respondents said they were now better at their job.A fifth had changed careers altogether.“The most important impact of volunteering is always on the people we work with in poor countries – working in areas like health, education and developing secure livelihoods,” says VSO Chief Executive Marg Mayne. “But it’s important to recognise that volunteers benefit too, stretching themselves professionally and picking up new skills and confidence.”After many years working as a self-employed management and organisational development consultant, Olive Fives, 48, decided to take the plunge and has recently returned from spending a year in a small village near Calcutta, India.“I went for a mixture of reasons, the main one being I’d always wanted to contribute. That said, it was a huge decision to go and I was terribly nervous about it. I’d spent a long time building up my own consultancy business in Cork and leaving meant having no security of employment when I returned,” she says.However, I’m absolutely delighted I did it. Yes, it means starting over again but it’s been more than worth it. I believe my communication and team-working skills benefited hugely from the constant interaction with different cultures.last_img read more

Une guêpe utilise des coccinelles comme gardes du corps pour sa progéniture

first_imgUne guêpe utilise des coccinelles comme gardes du corps pour sa progénitureUne guêpe parasite a recours à un bien étrange moyen pour protéger sa progéniture. Baptisée Dinocampus coccinellae, elle pond dans une coccinelle, sans tuer cette dernière dont elle se sert comme d’un véritable garde du corps.La majorité des guêpes parasitoïdes pondent leurs oeufs dans le corps d’autres insectes qu’elles tuent. Mais la Dinocampus coccinellae, elle, épargne les coccinelles dont elle se sert pour devenir “le garde du corps de son cocon”, explique le CNRS dans un communiqué. Cette espèce de guêpe parasitoïde et son comportement ont été observés et analysés par des chercheurs du laboratoire Maladies infectieuses et vecteurs et de l’Université de Montréal. Des travaux qui sont publiés le site de Biology Letters.À lire aussiLa dracunculose, quand un ver parasite pénètre et se développe dans le corps humainLes chercheurs ont ainsi découvert que les femelles Dinocampus coccinellae pondaient leurs oeufs dans l’abdomen d’une coccinelle. Pendant la vingtaine de jours que dure le développement larvaire, le parasite s’alimente de ses tissus. Elle s’extrait ensuite de l’abdomen de son hôte sans le tuer, puis tisse son cocon entre les pattes de la coccinelle, qui se trouve en partie paralysée et n’a pas d’autre choix que de conserver ce cocon. Pour les chercheurs, “le comportement atypique de la coccinelle résulte bien d’une manipulation orchestrée par la guêpe afin d’être protégée de la prédation jusqu’à la fin de son développement, c’est-à-dire jusqu’à l’émergence de la guêpe adulte”. Les travaux des scientifiques ont montré que les cocons gardés par une coccinelle vivante s’avéraient bien moins vulnérables par rapport à ceux laissés seuls, ou conservés par le cadavre d’une coccinelle. Ce sont des sécrétions produites par la larve lorsqu’elle s’extrait de l’abdomen de son hôte qui forcerait la coccinelle à garder le cocon.Les chercheurs ont en outre découvert avec surprise qu’environ 25% des coccinelles manipulées par cette étonnante guêpe parasitoïde retrouvent leur comportement une fois la guêpe devenue adulte. Il s’agit d’un “cas très rare de manipulation de comportement réversible”, souligne le CNRS.Le 2 juillet 2011 à 16:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Medvigy leads in Clark County Council race

first_imgRepublican Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy emerged from Tuesday night’s primary election with 58.88 percent of the initial count, compared with the 41.82 percent received by his Democratic challenger, Adrian Cortes.Both candidates advance to November’s general election, where the winner will go on to serve a one-year unexpired term. In Washington, all partisan elections appear on the primary ballot even if only two candidates are seeking the position.The initial count of 19,354 votes on election night suggests that Medvigy could be positioned to prevail in November’s general election.“I’m hopeful,” said Medvigy of the result. “I worked pretty hard, at least I thought so.”Medvigy has only lived in Clark County since 2016. But equipped with a resume that includes stints as a California Superior Court judge, prosecutor and U.S. Army general, he was appointed in January to fill the District 4 vacancy on the Clark County Council. During his time representing the predominantly rural district, Medvigy has taken conservative positions on taxes and spending. Under the county charter, only residents of that district will vote in that race.Cortes, an educator and member of the Battle Ground City Council, has emphasized his community ties to Clark County. He’s also espoused fiscally conservative positions and called for more public involvement in county government.Cortes said he would continue working to get his message in front of voters.“It looks like we need to do some work about closing that gap,” he said.last_img read more

G7 pledges funds to fight Amazon fires

first_imgPORTO VELHO, Brazil — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a “colony.”The pledge by rich countries included $20 million from the G-7 and a separate $11 million from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canada has also offered to send firefighting planes to Brazil.The funds were widely seen as a relatively small amount for dealing with an environmental crisis of such scale, and it was unclear how exactly the money would be administered on the ground. Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, said the aid was welcome and that Brazil should decide how the resources are used.The international pledges came despite tensions between European countries and the Brazilian president, who suggested the West was angling to exploit Brazil’s natural resources.“Look, does anyone help anyone … without something in return? What have they wanted there for so long?” he said to journalists outside the presidential palace.last_img read more

Highway 500 pavement repair work to resume tonight

first_imgWork to repair pavement on state Highway 500 will continue this week with a series of overnight ramp closures.The Washington State Department of Transportation released the following schedule for ramp closures.Tonight to Thursday morning:• The Highway 500 westbound ramps to Interstate 205 northbound and southbound will close 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.• The Highway 500 westbound offramp to Northeast Thurston Way will close 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.Thursday night to Friday morning:• The I-205 southbound ramp to Highway 500 eastbound and Northeast 112th Avenue will close 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.n The Highway 500 eastbound ramp to I-205 northbound and Northeast 112th Avenue will close 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.Friday night to Saturday morning:• The Highway 500 eastbound ramp to I-205 southbound will close 8 p.m. to 10 a.m..• The Highway 500 westbound ramp to I-205 southbound onramp will close 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.Drivers should plan to use alternate routes during the overnight closures and expect delays of up to 20 minutes during lane closures.All work is dependent on the weather and could be postponed due to rain.Highway 500 is used by nearly 60,000 vehicles a day.The state route was last paved in 2002.Heavy use and freeze/thaw cycles have contributed to pavement deterioration.The $6 million project is expected to continue until early fall.last_img read more

3 detained after numerous reports of shots fired from moving truck

first_imgThree people were detained late Wednesday after numerous reports of shots fired in different parts of Vancouver from a moving pickup truck.Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency fielded a flood of calls between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The source of the potential shots was narrowed to a white pickup truck, Vancouver Police Sgt. Kevin Barton said.Around 9 p.m., an officer relayed that he was passed by the truck near Northeast Minnehaha Street and East Fourth Plain Boulevard, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Soon after, police stopped the truck and held three people at gunpoint at the intersection of Minnehaha and Northeast St. Johns Road, according to the scanner. Several streets around the intersection were blocked.A few minutes later, the three occupants of the pickup were detained, Barton said.Police are still investigating the incident. It was not immediately clear if shots were actually fired or whether anyone was injured, Barton said. Some witnesses reported that the truck might have been backfiring as it was driving, according to the scanner.This story will be updated.last_img read more

Bayern Munich clinch the DFB Pokal against RB Leipzig

first_imgWith a double from Lewandowski and an absolute beauty from Kingsley Coman, Bayern Munich completed the German double vs RB Leipzig.The DFB Pokal final last season was a total nightmare for Bayern Munich, they lost the match but they had the chance to get revenge against RB Leipzig.It has been a very complicated season for the German giants, many legends have decided to leave the institution after a long spell at the club.This will certainly give Bayern Munich the chance to reconstruct itself with a new generation of talents, but they still had this DFB Pokal final to play against RB Leipzig.The match started with a great set of appearances from Manuel Neuer, he made a specific save at around the 10th minute after a header from a Leipzig player.Manu made the save and it hit the bar, this was the first of many interventions from the German goalkeeper that saved his squad from certain defeat.It took the Bayern players nearly half an hour to get what they wanted, the first goal of the evening was the most difficult to score and it came from Robert Lewandowski’s header.The Polish striker connected a perfect cross from David Alaba from the left and scored the goal that allowed Bayern to control the rest of the match.The Bavarian squad knew that they had Manuel Neuer on goal, who saved several attempts from RB Leipzig.Great finish by Lewandowski!pic.twitter.com/2ETkuVfNS3— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) May 25, 2019The second half gave us many more saves from Neuer, Bayern struggled to find that second goal and they had to wait until the final 15 minutes to get it.The German goalkeeper would’ve been the MVP of the match if it hadn’t been for Robert Lewandowski, the Polish striker was on point this evening.But Leipzig played a very competitive second half, they became a real problem for the German giants until a moment of genius appeared.French winger Kingsley Coman produced a beautiful solo goal that made everybody in Berlin stand up and clap.The youngster made a turn around that nobody expected and finished with his left foot, this goal is beautiful enough to watch on a loop for hours.With only 13 minutes left on the clock, Bayern Munich finally scored that second goal that allowed them to breathe.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).However, Lewandowski was the player who felt the need to leave his mark on this final.The Polish striker kept looking for his double until he eventually got it, Lewandowski celebrated that second goal with no regrets by taking off his shirt because he knew that the 2019 Pokal was on Bayern Munich’s side.What a touch and what a goal by Coman!pic.twitter.com/5QT39VB5xu— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) May 25, 2019With only a few minutes left on the clock, Joshua Kimmich provided a fantastic assist from his side of the pitch.Lewandowski ran the whole field in order to get this ball with an advantage in front of the goalkeeper, the striker was able to get rid of his marker.When he stood in front of the Leipzig goalie, Robert released a dink over the goalkeeper that allowed him to score his brace and celebrate as we previously mentioned.Needless to say, Lewandowski did receive the MVP of the match award after the final whistle.Bayern Munich didn’t start the season well under manager Niko Kovac but they were able to recover in time.The German giants won the domestic double despite the poor performances they offered at the very start of the season.This is a fitting final match for legendary players such as Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, and Rafinha.After a good season in German football, it is time for this squad to begin their transfer revolution during the summer.We will bring all the news about the biggest movements that Bayern Munich makes over the next three months, we expect them to spend big as many other European clubs will.Goal machine 💪#LewanGOALski #RBLFCB pic.twitter.com/GRFPAoUsNS— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 25, 2019How would you grade Bayern Munich’s season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Former Santos president weighs in on Neymar saga

first_imgAccording to the former Santos president, Neymar could have been a Real Madrid player from the beginning if it wasn’t for him.Former Santos president, Marcelo Teixeira, has told sports outlet AS, about how he blocked a Neymar move from Santos to Real Madrid.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…He says the block took place when the player was 14 years old.When asked why Neymar didn’t go to Madrid in 2006, he said:“Neymar was blown away by the ‘galácticos’, but in time we were able to get hold of his father and make him an offer that earned him a million dollars.”“He quickly accepted.”“My whole board of directors told me I was out of my mind, but we all knew Neymar was something special.”“Keeping him was essential to Santos, and to what the side went on to achieve with him at the centre of it.”“It was a difficult decision that I had to make on my own, but it was what had to be done at that moment in time.”He goes on to take all the credit for him not going there in the first place, he said:“Well, if he didn’t end up going there before it’s because I prevented it from happening, by taking the steps that I’ve told you about.”When asked about the current transfer dilemma the plyer is involved in, he said:“Neymar is one of the best players in the world.”“If you look at his individual quality, I think he’s got it in him to rival even [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”“I’m confident we’ll see that happen.”“He’s well advised by his representatives, so far be it for me to tell him what to do.”“[But] my advice to him would be to play football and demonstrate the unique abilities that he possesses, which are the product of hard work and dedication, or course, but most of all God-given talent.”He was very non-committal when asked about his likely destination, he went on to say:“Any team in world football that Neymar decides to join will be getting a top professional who will make the difference out on the pitch.”“We’ll see whether or not he ends up at Madrid; as I say, he’s a player who’d make a difference to any side.”TOYOTA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 14:Hiroki Sakai (L) of Kashiwa Reysol challenge for the ball with Neymar of Santos during the FIFA Club World Cup semi final match between Kashiwa Reysol and Santos at Toyota Stadium on December 14, 2011 in Toyota, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)last_img read more

Sala was exposed to carbon monoxide on flight to Cardiff

first_imgEmiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson were apparently exposed to extremely dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.According to Sky Sports News, the levels that were discovered in the toxicology report from the autopsy carried out on Sala’s body.The report showed that the levels were so high, that it could have caused, a heart attack, seizure or unconsciousness.The plane that Sala was on from France to England, after completing his transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City, disappeared over the British Channel.After three days of search and rescue, efforts were abandoned. Through private funds, his family continued the search and the plane was eventually discovered.Only Sala’s body has ever been recovered. But it is assumed that the pilot was exposed to the same crippling and life-threatening carbon monoxide levels the footballer was.In a document published by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) they said:“Tests on the striker’s body found enough evidence of the harmful gas to cause a heart attack, seizure or unconsciousness.”“It is likely that Mr. Ibbotson was also affected to some extent by exposure to carbon monoxide.”“The gas can reduce or inhibit a pilot’s ability to fly an aircraft depending on the level of that exposure.”“Work is also continuing to investigate pertinent operational, technical, organisational and human factors which might have contributed to the accident.”AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.Emiliano Sala’s family released the following statement after the report:“That dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide have been found in Emiliano’s body raises many questions for the family.”“How he died will be determined at the inquest in due course. The family believes that a detailed technical examination of the plane is necessary.”“The family and the public need to know how the carbon monoxide was able to enter the cabin. Future air safety rests on knowing as much as possible on this issue.”“Emiliano’s family call on the AAIB to salvage the wreckage of the plane without further delay.”Cardiff City issued the following statement:“CCFC is concerned at the AAIB’s latest report which once again highlights that the aircraft used for Emiliano Sala was not appropriate.”“We continue to believe that those who were instrumental in arranging its usage are held to account for this tragedy.”Argentine footballer Sala signed for Cardiff City from French club Nantes for £15m on January 18. It was a record transfer fee for the Welsh side.SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Cardiff City players have a yellow Daffodil and the name Emiliano Sala on their playing shirts in memory of their player who died in a plane crash during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary’s Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)last_img read more

Republican June Cutter to challenge State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 2, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Recent campaign filings show that newly-turned Democrat Assemblyman Brian Maienschein has been giving heavily to San Diego Democrats in the wake of his January party switch.Now he will be challenged by a Republican for that seat in the 2020 election.The opposing 77th State Assembly District candidate, June Cutter, was at KUSI to talk about her campaign. Updated: 8:23 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Republican June Cutter to challenge State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein September 2, 2019last_img read more

One week left to claim more than 700K in unclaimed tax refunds

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 4, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There is one week left to claim part of $700,000 in county refunds before they are turned over to the county’s general fund.The San Diego County Treasurer Tax Collector Dan McCallister was at KUSI to discuss how to find out if you are owed money.The TTC has 1,928 refunds broken into two lists – countywide unclaimed money https://www.sdttc.com/content/ttc/en/tax-collection/Unclaimed-Money.html and unclaimed property tax refunds https://www.sdttc.com/content/ttc/en/tax-collection/property-tax-refunds.html. Search both to see if you know anyone listed there. If you are owed money, follow the instructions on our website to file a refund claim by September 6, before the money is rolled into the county’s general fund. You can email your claim to refunds@sdcounty.ca.gov.  One week left to claim more than $700K in unclaimed tax refunds KUSI Newsroom, center_img September 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:13 PMlast_img read more

White House Working Capitol Hill to Gain Support for TwoYear Budget Agreement

first_imgSenior White House officials are heavily working Capitol Hill to shore up Republican support for the two-year comprehensive budget deal as wary conservatives have expressed disappointment that the agreement would add at least another $324 billion to the national debt, Roll Call reported.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Senate Republicans Tuesday afternoon to reassure them at their weekly policy lunch that President Donald Trump supports the deal and would sign it into law if passed, according to the report.Mnuchin’s reassurances came as White House officials and top lawmakers seek to win over wavering bipartisan lawmakers in hopes of securing support before congressional votes that could start as early as Thursday, Politico reported.“I just explained why this is a fairly negotiated deal with bipartisan support,” Mnuchin told reporters after his Capitol Hill appearance.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has also endorsed the deal, describing it as a bipartisan solution to looming budget and debt limit problems, according to the report.“I make no apologies for this two-year caps deal,” McConnell said. “I think it’s the best we could have done in a time of divided government. The alternatives were much worse.”The Pentagon stands as the major winner from the proposed deal with defense spending continuing to grow from roughly $611 billion a year in 2016 to $738 billion in 2020, according to The Hill.The increased spending is going toward better ships and aircraft, higher pay for military personnel, more troops and more research into new defense technologies, The Hill said.DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber Smith ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Dreezy On Staying Hungry New Music Working With J Cole DMing With

first_img Facebook Dreezy On Staying Hungry & DM’ing With Rihanna dreezy-staying-hungry-new-music-working-j-cole-dming-rihanna The Recording Academy caught up with the Princess Of Chicago Rap at Pitchfork Fest, where she spoke about what fuels her ambition, the importance of music education, what we can expect to hear on her next album and moreJennifer Velez GRAMMYs Jul 22, 2019 – 11:24 am Dreezy’s desire to master her artistry is one of her most defining characteristics. “You gotta get up, slay and  just work everyday,” the Chicago rapper says. Staying hungry has been one of her greatest assets in an unpredictable industry, and though her set was unfortunately canceled due to weather, being booked at a major Chi-town festival like Pitchfork is still incredibly meaningful for her.”I love coming back home. I feel like I got to a point where I got a little comfortable being in L.A.,” she tells the Recording Academy. “Everything’s just so luxurious that I felt like I wanted my hunger back, I think that’s what keeps me going.”There’s a reason she’s called the Windy City’s rap princess. Dreezy (born Seandrea Sledge) continues to be one of the town’s most recognized female rappers since gaining attention for her “Chiraq” freestyle back in 2014. And when she dropped her 2016 album debut No Hard Feelings, her skittering hit single “Body” featuring Jeremih went platinum. Fast forward to 2019, the artist, who frequently shifts gears between singing and rapping, released her sophomore album Big Dreez earlier this year. While fans waited three years for another full-length project, Dreezy says that taking her time between records gave her the space to grow. “I’m coming into the artist I’ve always tried to be,” she says of how she feels after the release. The Recording Academy caught up with the singer/rapper at Pitchfork Fest, where she spoke about her recent feature on J. Cole’s latest album, what fuels her ambition, what we can expect to hear on her next album and more.What does your nickname, the Princess of Chicago Rap, mean to you?It’s a big deal to me. I’m never the type to just claim myself as any queen or things like that. To hear it from the people of Chicago is just confirmation. I’m doing my thing. It just feels good.There are so many reputable rappers who came out of this city: Kanye West, Vic Mensa. How does it feel to be included in such a prominent—but not exactly gender-balanced—list?Yeah, because I remember it was a point of time where I was the only female on the bill. For me to just continuously, every year, to still be a part of these big names, especially like and Vic Mensa, ’cause these are all people that I worked with. It just feels like I’m right where I need to be. I’m right next to the G.O.A.T.S.What was your first experience with music?I grew up in Chicago my whole life. I used to have a teacher, her name was Ms. Ellis, and she was the music teacher, and she was teaching me how to scat, jazz, she taught me how to play the piano, the saxophone, the flute. That’s when I first started getting into music. I joined the marching band. I joined the jazz band. I started singing at the House of Blues and doing talent shows, and next thing you know, I started messing with the rappers, the bigger rappers in my city. They just started hearing about me and I don’t know, it just took off.You obviously had a really positive experience going to school and having music education. But so much of the time, the arts and music education are the first programs to get cut in public schools. Yeah, I definitely think music education is very needed, very necessary because not everybody is the book-type or the doctor-type. Everybody doesn’t want to be in that type of field. Some people that want to be in the entertainment field. I definitely think music class for me, depending on the teacher, it helped me, because my teacher was hands-on with me. It was more than just books. It was the feeling, the history of it, wanting to be a part, like being in a band, teamwork, you know what I’m saying? It’s just so much more [than] music that the class can teach you. Just being around like-minded people. Music is a vibe. Being in a classroom with that in the air, it just feels good.You’re featured in “Got Me,” off J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III. How was that and how’d you get involved?I met J. Cole a long time ago and I was able to play one of his managers my music. One of his managers remembered the song and he was like, I seen him again, he was like, “Yo Dreez, where that song, ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’? I thought you was supposed to drop it? I’m like, “Bro, I’m fittin’ to put it out just ’cause you told me to put it out.” So, I put it out. I just kept following up with them, and then when they had the Dreamville Camp, his manager hit me again like yo, Cole wants you to come through the camp.I’m like, what? So, I’m like let’s do it. I instantly flew to Atlanta. I only had a couple days in the studio, and it was just so many people in the studio, and J. Cole, so I was just like, look, you got to pull it together and make as many songs as you can, because one of these songs got to go on a project, and I just was rapping my ass off, and eventually my verse got on a project, and we actually fittin’ to have an unreleased version of the dream deal compilation and it’s four more tracks that’s coming out. I’m on one of those tracks too, so be looking out.Your sophomore album, Big Dreez, came out earlier this year. What was your mindset going into this album?You know what? I just really wanted to get back in the studio by myself. I felt like I had so many people dictating what type of music I was making, and what to talk about, and who to work with. I just really wanted to zone out by myself and see what I could do by myself. No writers, just me and the music. So that’s what inspired Big Dreez. Especially me feeling like I’m coming into the artist that I’ve always been trying to be. So I feel like I’m bigger now.What got you to this point?I think praying, staying prayed up, believing in yourself, staying consistent, and working just as hard as the guys. ‘Cause it is a male-dominated industry when you’re trying to rap as a female. It’s hard and you gotta get up and slay and just work every day. What has been your greatest tool as an artist?I think my greatest tool for me is to stay hungry. I love coming back home. I felt like I got to a point where I got a little comfortable being in L.A., and everything so luxurious that I felt like I wanted my hunger back, and I think that’s what keeps me going, just wanting more. Even today my set got canceled and they was telling me like, oh well you still gonna get your money. But one of my things was like, I wanted to put on a show today. I flew out my dancers, I got the graphics together. It’s important to me.The biggest thing is to stay you. Stay true to yourself, because one thing about it is when you catch a wave or whatever you’re doing, the fans love that wave. You can’t get a wave and then as soon as you catch a wave, you just switch it all up. You can’t change up on your fans. You gotta give them what they want. Stay true to yourself. Stay consistent and stay hungry. In “Chicken Noodle Soup,” you have a verse that says, “Made a name but ain’t chase the fame, bitches trade respect for a paid gimmick.” Tell me more about that lyric.Made a name but ain’t chase the fame, bitches trade respect for a paid gimmick. They sent for me so I came with it. Competition feelin’ like a game scrimmage. Basically, it’s like I will never switch up for a check. You know what I’m saying? I know I made a name for myself and I changed the game. It’s a lot of people that don’t want to work with you unless you pay them or it’s a lot of platforms, stages that you can’t get on unless you pay them, you know?And I just never paid for a slot. I never paid to open up for nobody. I never paid to work with somebody. I feel like it should be organic. Either you f**k with me and how real and raw I am or maybe it just don’t work out for us, you know?You’re a singer and you rap. How do you decide what becomes a rap and what you sing?That’s actually hard. I feel like I just got to go in a booth and get a feel for the song and whatever like comes out. ‘Cause usually when I sing I play the beat first and I’ll just start like feeling it if it’s like a R&B vibey beat. But a lot of times I can’t make up my mind and I do both. So a lot of times I might say sing on the hook, rap on the verses, or sing on one verse and rap on the next verse. That’s really my sound.You’ve had a lot of awesome collabs: Jeremih, 6LACK. Is there anyone else you want to collab with?I really want to work with Rihanna and we’ve been DM’n, so maybe it’ll happen this year or next year. I really want to work with Meek Mill. I ran into him a couple of times. We just ran into each other in the studio again. Hopefully that’s going to be coming, and just bigger female artists. I love all the females that’s coming out right now. I like collabing with the girls. Just all the greats, you know?I saw that you’ve been in the studio. What are you working on? Can you tell us anything?I’m working on my second album, sis, it’s coming soon. It’s going to be a banger and I’m just praying at this is a number one. No, I’m not praying. I’m overly praying, but I know we’re manifesting it’s going to be our number one album. That’s what we’re working on and I don’t want to stop working until I feel like it’s that, you know?You can expect the best of me [on the album]. In my rapping, my singing realm I’m finding my balance. I think for a long time I couldn’t figure out if I was a rapper or singer. I think this next album is just letting the world know I do both and I do them both equally as good. I’m fittin’ to have your favorite rappers on that and your favorite singers on there.You’ve talked about how one of your biggest tools as an artist is to stay hungry. What keeps you going?Really what keeps me going, girl, besides the bills, just I want to reach my ultimate happiness, happy space in life, and I feel like I have to grind to get there, to get everything that I want and I’m not satisfied. I’m from Chicago so we always had to learn how to survive to be able to be on top. So I think just being counted out, you know what I’m saying, not getting a credit, the recognition I deserve. I just want my music to be respected and seen on a bigger platform.Lala Lala On Straightforward Songwriting: “I Definitely Was Born An Oversharer”Read more Dreezy On Staying Hungry, New Music, Working With J. Cole & DM’ing With Rihanna News Email Twitter last_img read more

Rajamahendravaram to be sports hub says MP

first_imgRajamahendravaram: MP Margani Bharat Ram inaugurated 400 metres running track on the premises of a government college in connection with National Sports Day here on Thursday. The track was constructed by Rajamahendravaram Athletic Association. Later, the MP said steps would be taken to make the historical city as sports hub to bring its past glory in sports. The government is very much particular to construct a stadium with international standards to conduct national and international sports events. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us The government has devised an action plan to strengthen sports sector in the state to produce international level sportsmen, he added. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Sumit Kumar, College Principal Dr David Kumar, Association Honorary president PRK Raju, president N Trimurthulu, secretary S Nagaraju, treasurer Mohammed Alam and others were present.last_img read more

Doctors draw flak from Minister in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: Caught unawares of the Minister’s surprise inspection, the MGM staff drew flak from him here on Thursday. Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao, who made a surprise visit to the MGM Hospital, found many senior doctors absent without proper information. The Minister was accompanied by Warangal Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Furious over the state of affairs at the hospital, the Minister rang up the doctors and sought an explanation why they were not present. He warned them that such kind of dereliction of duty would land them in soup. “The doctors need to understand that patients coming from far-flung places would be put to hardships. The MGM hospital is the only hope for the poor and downtrodden belonging to north Telangana region. The State government is striving hard to provide good healthcare services to the poor and it needs the support of doctors and other staff,” Errabelli said. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us He directed the hospital superintendent B Srinivasa Rao and Kakatiya Medical College principal S Sandhya to install biometric attendance system so that to ensure the staff’s attendance properly. The Minister said that the district administration is trying to procure infrastructural facilities with the help of philanthropists besides hospital development fund. “All that we need is a commitment to improve the healthcare services,” he said. Advertise With Us Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the development of the hospital, he said. Later, the minister interacted with the patients. He also elicited information from the hospital staff about the shortcomings that have to be addressed. The Minister said that all the issues pertaining to hospital would be addressed soon. The Minister told the Collector and hospital authorities to take action against the staff absent unauthorisedly.last_img read more

Karimnagar Worship clay Ganesh idols protect environment

first_imgKarimnagar: MLA Gangula Kamalakar appealed the people to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi festival by installing Ganesh Idols made of clay for protecting the environment.He released a poster for creating awareness among the people about the harmful effects on environment with Ganesh Idols made of Plaster of Paris and other harmful chemicals, at the Collectorate auditorium in Karimnagar on Thursday. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The poster was designed by Telangana Yuvajana Samiti district president Sattineni Srinivas. Speaking on the occasion, MLA Kamalakar said the life of many organisms living in water will be affected after the immersion of Ganesh idols, made with various kinds of chemicals and Plaster of Paris. Due to water pollution, the entire environment in the surrounding areas of that water source also will be polluted, thus posing a threat to various living organisms. People must install eco-friendly Ganesh Idols made of clay and must motivate others living in their surroundings to protect the environment, he appealed. Telangana Yuvajana Samiti members Ch Hari Shankar, V Raju, P Naveen, J Sairam, V Shyam, K Vijay, Jitendar Rao, Geeta Reddy, representatives of youth, women and voluntary organisations and others attended the programme.last_img read more

MLA distributes spectacles as part of Kanti Velugu in Husnabad

first_imgHusnabad: The TRS government has determined to provide better healthcare to the people living in the State, stated Husnabad MLA Vodithala Satish Kumar.He attended as a chief guest at Kanti Velugu programme conducted at Civil Hospital in Husnabad town on Thursday and distributed spectacles to the patients. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said unlike any other governments of other States in the country, the TRS government, along with introducing various innovative welfare schemes for the wellbeing of all sections of people, is also conducting Kanti Velugu programme in the State. By visiting every village, the health officials are testing the vision of the people and conducting minor surgeries along with distributing spectacles and medicines free of cost to the patients. Keeping in view of the health of aged people, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao introduced this Kanti Velugu programme and the people must utilise this opportunity, MLA Satish Kumar appealed.last_img read more

UPDATE Santa Fe Mourners Endure Grief That None Of Us Can Comprehend

first_imgAP Photo/David J. PhillipMembers of the Dayspring Church raise their hands in prayer Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. A gunman opened fire inside Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, killing at least 10 people. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship services since a teenager with a shotgun blasted his way into a high school art classroom and killed 10 people — eight students and two teachers. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief “that none of us can comprehend.”Just two days after the deaths of eight students and two substitute teachers, graduating seniors also marked the end of the school year with a baccalaureate service that acknowledged the pain wracking Santa Fe, a town of 13,000, while Muslim mourners remembered the life of a slain exchange student from Pakistan.“They will never be forgotten in this community, these young people, children just going to school,” said Brad Drake, pastor of the Dayspring Church, where a service was held that included memories of a slain student who was a congregant there. “We have families today that are grieving a grief that none of us can comprehend.”Drake read the names of the dead, including Angelique Ramirez who attended Dayspring and was a member of the church’s youth ministry. Angelique’s family was not at the service.“She was a sweet young lady, had a style all of her own,” he recalled. “She almost always had a new hairstyle.”Kelly Ward, a licensed counselor who runs a ministry in Springfield, Missouri, took the stage to urge congregants not to suppress emotions.“How do we get through this? What do we do?” Ward asked. “The answer is to let everyone grieve, including yourselves.”He said people can help mourning families or friends simply by listening “because dwelling in us is the spirit of God.”Church leaders wore green T-shirts with gold lettering —the colors of Santa Fe High School. Inside an outline of the state of Texas, the letters spelled out a verse from 2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”In a nearby church kitchen, parishioners prepared plates of barbecue to be sold after the service, with all proceeds going to victims’ families.At Arcadia First Baptist Church, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hugged parishioners as they arrived. Among them was Monica Bracknell, an 18-year-old senior who survived the shooting. She stopped to tell the governor that the attack should not be turned into a political battle over gun control.Surrounded by television cameras, photographers and reporters, she told Abbott guns were not to blame.“People are making this into a political issue,” she said. “This is not a political issue. It’s not a gun-law issue.”Arcadia First Baptist also hosted the baccalaureate service Sunday evening, which was moved from the school auditorium in the wake of the shooting. Speaker and Santa Fe graduate Aaron Chenoweth gave a short testimony about the trials and tribulations this graduating class had faced.Chenoweth called on the community’s faith in God, saying, “If you give God the glory, you will always find comfort and love.”It was not the first time faith in Santa Fe has been tested with the whole country watching. In 2000, the city was at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that banned students from leading pregame prayer over loudspeakers.The court ruled 6-3 that the school district’s policy of allowing student-led prayers at campus events violated the constitutionally required separation of church and state. Justices said giving students a public forum for prayer was effectively sponsoring the message.Also Sunday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of Friday’s attack.Patrick, a Republican, blamed a “culture of violence” and said more needs to be done to keep shooters away from students, such as restricting school entrances and arming teachers.“When you’re facing someone who’s an active shooter, the best way to take that shooter down is with a gun. But even better than that is four to five guns to one,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union.”On ABC’s “The Week,” Patrick said he supports background checks for gun purchasers but stressed that “gun regulation starts at home.”Meanwhile, hundreds of members of Houston’s Muslim community attended a service for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old exchange student from Pakistan who talked about one day becoming a diplomat.Her host mother, Joleen Cogburn, recalled asking Sheikh why she came to study in the U.S. She said she wanted to learn American culture and to share Pakistani culture with Americans.“And I want us to come together and unite,” she told Cogburn. “I don’t know if they know us the way they should.”Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Sheikh continues to be a diplomat “because even in her death, she is pulling the relationships between Pakistan and the United States, specifically the Houston area, even closer.” Her body was to be returned to Karachi.The suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, also 17, has been jailed on capital murder charges.In their first statement since the massacre, Pagourtzis’ family said Saturday that the bloodshed “seems incompatible with the boy we love.”“We are as shocked and confused as anyone else by these events,” said the statement, which offered prayers and condolences to the victims.Relatives said they remained “mostly in the dark about the specifics” of the attack and shared “the public’s hunger for answers.”The suspect’s attorney, Nicholas Poehl, said he was investigating whether his client endured any “teacher-on-student” bullying after reading reports of Pagourtzis being mistreated by football coaches.In an online statement, the school district said it investigated the accusations and “confirmed that these reports were untrue.”Poehl said that there was no history of mental health issues with his client, though there may be “some indications of family history.” He said it was too early to elaborate.___Associated Press writers P. Solomon Banda and Nomaan Merchant in Santa Fe and Paul J. Weber in Austin, Texas, contributed to this report. Sharelast_img read more