Earlier this week, Justin Timberlake announced his fifth solo album to date, Man of the Woods. In a teaser video, the pop sensation is pictured in his home state of Tennessee and describes the album’s intentions, inspired by “my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I’ve ever written, where I’m from.” Later in the clip, a female voice, presumably his wife’s, described the album as “mountains, trees, campfires, like wild west, like now.” Today, Timberlake reveals the first track, and it has nothing to do with any of those.“Filty” features Justin Timberlake in a large conference hall, delivering a presentation with a robot. The robot mirrors Timberlake in demonstrating its fluid ability to move, shake, wow, and inspire. With heavy electronic beats and gritty synths, the song is accompanied by a visually pleasing video directed by Mark Romanek. The song was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja. James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson also received writing credits for “Filthy”, which reveals an exciting new direction for Timberlake–especially considering the dichotomous sounds of the album’s teaser video.Timberlake will release three more songs and videos from the album ahead of its February 2nd release–two days before he headlines the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. The forthcoming releases will each have their own individual style and color from three different directors, according to CoS. Check out the teaser video and full tracklist, which includes songs with Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton, below.Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tracklist:01. Filthy02. Midnight Summer Jam03. Higher, Higher04. Wave05. Supplies06. Morning Light (feat. Alicia Keys)07. Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton)08. Hers (Interlude)09. Flannel10. Montana11. Breeze Off the Pond12. Livin’ Off the Land13. The Hard Stuff14. Young Man
After Stanford snapped USC’s 36-game win streak last weekend, the No. 2 Trojans look to recover in Berkeley this Saturday when they face No. 5 Cal. “We’re a really fast team, and we have a ton of really good shooters, so we need to push our counterattack more,” Hauschild said. “That’s something that I thought we did [really well] against Hawaii, and we could have done a lot better versus Stanford. I think that pushing the counterattack will be a big thing for us in trying to get one-on-nobody opportunities.” Cal has also struggled with limiting its opponents’ scoring opportunities. Its defense concedes an average of 8.65 goals per game, compared to the 4.14 goals on average the Trojans allowed on defense. Cal’s susceptibility on defense has resulted in several close contests this season, and is an area the Trojans must take advantage of to be successful this weekend. “We really need to improve our 5-on-6 defense and our defensive fast break,” sophomore driver Paige Hauschild said. “That’s how [Stanford] got several of their goals at the end. Those two things were our two major takeaways for when we play Cal because they’re also a really fast team and a really talented team with some good shooters.” The Stanford game was not the first time USC entered the final minutes of a game with a substantial lead that was threatened by its opponent. When they last faced Cal at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational in February, the Trojans amassed a three-goal lead with just five minutes left, but Cal mounted the pressure by scoring two late goals. Given Cal’s ability to come back late in games, it is important that the Trojans do not become complacent if they have a lead this Saturday. “The rest of the season, it’s getting down to the line,” Hauschild said. “We just want to go into NCAAs with the highest ranking we can, so it gives us the best opportunities in NCAAs. And [we want to] obviously just win the national championship.” The Trojans will play Cal Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Berkeley. Following this game, the Trojans will have just two more conference matches before the postseason. Despite their dominant start to the season, the Trojans relinquished their spot on top of the NCAA rankings after losing to Stanford. Although USC was in command for much of the game, the Cardinal outscored them 4-1 in the fourth period to force overtime. “I think a big thing for us is just shutting down their key players,” Hauschild said. “[We need to force] some of their less experienced players to score their goals and put them in scoring situations.” Cal’s top scoring threat is junior attacker Emma Wright, who sits at second in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with 2.86 goals per game this season. Despite Wright’s impressive scoring numbers, Cal ranks fourth out of the seven MPSF teams in goals scored per game with 10.71. In comparison, the Trojan offense averages 14.38 goals per game. Regardless, USC’s senior goalie Amanda Longan, the MPSF leader in both goals and saves, must deliver a peak performance this Saturday to silence Wright and Cal’s offense. Although the Trojans have defeated the Golden Bears in their last 18 meetings, Cal’s recent performance suggests they will put up a fight this weekend. The Bears are 13-4 on the season and are looking ahead for a conference win following their 5-6 loss to Hawaii this past weekend.
Over 350 people attended the Donegal Person of the Year Gala Ball in the Ballsbridge Hotel on Saturday night. The event, which is attended by people from across Dublin and Donegal is the biggest event in the Donegal diaspora’s calendar in Dublin.The centrepiece of the event is the awarding of the prestigious Donegal Person of the Year award. In January the Donegal Association announced that global endurance athlete, Jason Black, would receive the Donegal Person of the Year award for 2018Hugh Harkin, President of the Donegal Association Dublin highlighted Mr Black’s continuing efforts to work with young people.Speaking at the event Mr Harkin said: “I want to refer to Jason’s tireless efforts with groups of people, particularly young people all over the county and indeed the country, struggling with mental health issues.“He is ideally placed by his status as a successful endurance athlete, to talk to young men in particular and help them in dealing with their difficulties. He draws on his own life experiences and as I’m sure you know he is very open about the difficulties he has experienced himself.” Mr Harkin also paid tribute to Mr Black for using his voice to highlight the issues of mental health and domestic violence in Donegal something which led to his choosing the charity partner on the night as the Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service.In his speech, Mr Harkin added: “We still surround these issues with a stigma, which adds to the effort required of the people coping with these difficulties.“I think it really is high time that we open the window on the issues of mental health and domestic violence against women in Co Donegal.“And I would like to pay tribute to Jason Black for helping to open that window by proposing the Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service as the charity for tonight.”The funds raised from the charity raffle on the night will be used to support the work of Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service. Kevin McFadden, the current chairperson of the Donegal Association Dublin said: “I’d like to thank all those who attended and supported the annual gala ball and to Jason Black for being such an inspiring award winner.“The event could not happen without the generosity of our sponsors and supporters and the volunteer committee who help organise it year in year out and I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all.”Concluding Mr McFadden urged people to sign up and become active members in the Donegal Association Dublin.“The Donegal Association Dublin has a long and important history and we want to see it go from strength to strength. I would encourage members of the Donegal diaspora in Dublin to become members and get involved in our events and activities.” Jason Black awarded Donegal Person of the Year at gala ball in Dublin was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Person of the YearDonegal Person of the Year Gala Ball
JAM managed to reach more than 44 000 preschool children attending JAM-supported early childhood development programmes by the end of 2013. It asks members of the public for help in reaching more children in need of proper nourishment. (Image: JAM)With such a large number of families living on or below the breadline, the need for intervention to ensure people receive basic necessities such as food and water has become increasingly important.This is why, for the past three decades, the Joint Aid Management (JAM) non-profit organisation has made the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa its main commitment.“I think JAM is probably the best kept secret in upliftment around the world,” said Gavin Varejes, the executive chairman of Richmark Holdings, one of the corporate sponsors of the NGO.“I think that their programmes – not only their feeding schemes and how they’re trying to change the lives of people – their housing [and] their very basic needs of life skills, life orientation, health and hygiene and Aids awareness, those are the real things, the knowledge that JAM imparts to people that need it.”A large segment of the organisation’s resources go to sustaining the feeding schemes it runs scattered throughout Limpopo, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape.Through these feeding schemes, JAM had managed to reach more than 44 000 preschool children attending JAM-supported early childhood development programmes by the end of 2013. It asks members of the public for help in reaching more children in need of proper nourishment.PROGRAMMESThough much of the organisation’s initial efforts have gone to its feeding schemes, it has also taken steps to help improve people’s standards of living on three other fronts.Its agricultural development programme was established to equip people living in poverty with the means to produce food for themselves through subsistence farming. The organisation has provided more than 900 micro-farmers in Gauteng with the skills and equipment to run and sustain their own backyard and community gardens.Similarly its water sanitation programme focuses on teaching people about the threat of water-borne pathogens and the illnesses they cause, as well as ways to avoid fatal infection. According to the World Bank, more than 1.5 million people died as a result of water-borne diseases in 2012 alone, highlighting the danger of such infections.JAM has made it a point to emphasise water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues in the communities where it has provided sources of water through boreholes, wells and rain-harvesting systems.Since JAM began its water sanitation programme, it has drilled more than 2 500 water wells across the country, according to its website.It has also created an early childhood development programme (ECD) which it has brought to more than 1 000 ECD centres, day-cares and crèches around the country. This is an attempt to help children living in rural and informal settlements to develop to their fullest.Since JAM began its water sanitation programme, it has drilled more than 2 500 water wells across the country, according to its website.GET INVOLVEDIf you or anyone you know would like to get involved in the activities of the JAM organisation, you can have a look at its get involved page on its website for more details regarding how you can help.You can chose between donating funds to the organisation to help it meet its operational costs, volunteering your time at one of the many sites where the organisation is active or by using your connections to help spread word of the JAM initiatives in action around the country.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in developing South Africa and its citizens? Do you know anybody who is going out of their way to participate in the development of South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
Prandelli angry Genoa denied late penalty for Roma defeatby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa coach Cesare Prandelli was furious over the manner of defeat to AS Roma last night.Prandelli felt Genoa had a “really clear” penalty in stoppages as they lost 3-2.He stated, “It’s strange, because from the bench the push was really clear. It was obvious. We feel somewhat defrauded. I don’t understand why it wasn’t viewed again on VAR.“We knew that Roma were in a difficult situation psychologically and wanted to start strong to take advantage of that.“Football is a fast-paced sport and it is essential to always be concentrated, as the smallest errors can make a big difference, especially inside the penalty area and on set plays.“We had a lot of scoring opportunities and attacking moves, but our final ball wasn’t always correct. I think we lost the game five seconds from half-time, as we were caught in possession, they went on the counter and equalised.“We knew Roma were playing a new system and they hadn’t practiced it much, so inevitably their preventative marking and defensive movements weren’t well-oiled and we tried to take advantage.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Obama administration’s failure to complete a detailed plan for closing the military prison at Guantánamo Bay has cost it a prime opportunity for gaining Congress’ assent to transfer detainees to a U.S. facility, John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said this week.McCain, who supports closing Guantánamo, intended to include language in the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill permitting the detention facility’s closure if the White House submitted a proposal that passed congressional muster. But despite its promise months ago, the administration failed to deliver a closure plan before conferees finished putting together the conference report for the annual defense policy bill, which was unveiled on Tuesday.If conferees had been able to see the plan and agreed with it “we would’ve put into the bill,” McCain said. “If the administration complains about the provisions on Guantánamo, it’s their fault because they never came forward with a plan, that we probably could’ve supported, to get rid of this issue,” he said, reported Defense One.“We acted as we had to, without any plan or blueprint from the administration,” McCain added.Instead, the bill returns to a stricter standard that would freeze the remaining population at Guantánamo for at least the next year. The legislation would prohibit the transfer of detainees to the United States, or the construction or modification of facilities in the United States for housing the detainees.In place of McCain’s initial plan for providing a pathway to closure, the final version of the authorization bill would require DOD to submit a plan within 90 days on the current and future detention of individuals, including a “specific facility or facilities that are intended to be used” for holding detainees, reported CQ.“The conferees expect that discussion to include an explanation of the department’s plan for the disposition of all detainees held at Guantanamo, on a case-by-case basis, and the costs associated with each element of that plan,” according to the conference report.A senior administration official said the White House strongly opposes language in the defense authorization bill that would “impede efforts to close” the Guantanamo detention center and said its closure plan will be ready soon.
Darjeeling: The Himalayan Plantation Labour Union (HPWU), affiliated to the Gorkha National Liberation Front has stopped the dispatch of premium first flush manufactured tea from the Rangili-Rungliot tea estate in Darjeeling, protesting against the non-payment of dues to the tune of more than Rs 1.5 crore accumulated since 2011. “The management of the tea estate has not paid the second instalment of bonus as per agreement, along with other dues. Despite repeated requests the management has turned a deaf ear. We have stopped the dispatch of manufactured tea from the garden since April 14″, stated JB Tamang, general secretary of HPWU. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe dues include gratuity, provident fund, leave travel allowance, salary, wages, staff kitchen allowance, JCO and tea makers salary, medical bill and LTA of temporary workers.”Till February 14, 2018, the accumulated due was to the tune of Rs 1,45,76,481. Dues have continued accumulating since then. Gratuity has not been paid since 2011″, added Tamang.HPWU on Wednesday had submitted memorandums to the District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police and the Assistant Labour Commissioner of Darjeeling calling for legal action to be taken against the management. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”If the management pays the 2nd instalment of the bonus and part of the pending dues we will allow the dispatches. However, if they try to commence dispatch forcefully, we will stop the dispatch till the total due amount is paid up”, cautioned Sudesh Rai, branch president of HPWU.The union has made an appeal to other trade unions to join the agitation in order to create adequate pressure.The tea estate has 350 workers and around 100 staff and sub staff. It produces 1,60,000 kg of tea annually. The trade Union had earlier threatened to stop the dispatches of manufactured tea in all the 87 tea gardens, if the gardens fail to give the stipulated fringe benefits to the workers by April 21. “As per the Plantation Labour Act, workers working for 120 days in a year are entitled to fringe benefits. However, the management of the gardens is only providing fringe benefits to workers who have worked for at least 180 days. This needs to change. Till now, no tripartite meet has been called to resolve this issue. We will stop dispatch of tea in all the tea gardens in the Darjeeling hills from April 21 if our demands are not met”, threatened Tamang.