A New Album From A Tribe Called Quest Is Coming Out In Just Two Weeks

first_imgThis is not a drill. Q-Tip has confirmed that a new album from A Tribe Called Quest is not only recorded, but it’s set for release on November 11th.A new release has been rumored for the last couple of months, after Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid confirmed that the group’s members had been recording a new project in an interview. No details were given at that time, however, leaving fans hopeful but ultimately clueless as to when this album would be on the way.Today, however, we have the full story. Q-Tip posted an image on Facebook, explaining that the group’s reunion performance on The Tonight Show last year ultimately inspired them to record new music. Though the band suffered a tragedy in the passing of Phife Dawg, they were able to capture new and “pure” verses from the legend.Check out the full story from Q-Tip, below.We can’t wait!!!last_img read more

A look inside: Cabot House

first_imgAs 8 p.m. approaches, three baristas scurry about Cabot Café in the Radcliffe Quadrangle. They arrange fresh pastries on glass shelves, slice a gooey Mississippi mud pie, and unlock the doors. When they grind the coffee, the delicious smell fills the space, and students from around the quad filter in with friends or homework or both.Before the official opening of the café on Sept. 25, general manager Jesse Kaplan ’13 and four other managers taught the dozen new hires how to run the shop. The intensive, weeklong “barista boot camp” paid off; any of the dozen undergraduate baristas can smoothly run the shop alone on a given night.Kaplan and his classmates/business partners — Laura Hinton, Chandan Lodha, Daniel Lynch, and Carolyn Stein — last spring proposed their idea of opening a coffee shop in the basement of Cabot to House Masters Rakesh and Stephanie Khurana. Both masters have extensive business experience, and Rakesh is a Harvard Business School professor. The five received hearty encouragement. Says Kaplan, “We would never have been able to pursue this project without the House masters’ continual enthusiasm and support.” They borrowed grant money from the House to launch a spring preview and later to buy machinery and supplies.In the feedback jar beside the espresso machine is one question: “Where will the profits go?” Kaplan’s response is business minded: The organizers will invest the profits back into the café. They plan to renovate a back room into a food preparation area, buy new furniture, and install better lighting.  They also plan to host nights featuring slam poetry, open microphones, games, and musical performances.For now, students sit at tables huddled over homework, sipping cappuccinos, and taking part in a business endeavor that Kaplan says “has been incredibly rewarding” and will not be his last entrepreneurial venture. You won’t regret it Mississippi mud pie? Gautam Kumar ’13 receives a sweet slice from Anna Menzel ’15 (right) and Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14. Photos by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Open for business At 8 p.m., Anna Menzel ’15 (right) and Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14 open Cabot Cafe, which is located in Cabot House’s basement. The cafe closes at midnight. Slice o’ pie Anna Menzel ’15 assists customers in the background … while this pie waits, but certainly not for long. Coffee and ideas Jesse Kaplan ’13 (right) studies with Min Hwang ’13. Kaplan is one of five Cabot residents that have partnered to open this basement cafe. Pour-over Anna Menzel ’15 makes a “pour-over” coffee at Cabot Cafe. The sweetest thing Anna Menzel ’15 keeps the pastries stocked. Comin’ right up Baristas Anna Menzel ’15 (from left), Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14, and Nicolas Jofre ’13 serve up caffeinated delights. Signage Though it may be new, business is booming in Cabot Cafe. Indulgence Who can resist a pastry? A delightful brew Official cafe business Daniel Lynch ’13 (left) is the facilities manager and Laura Hinton ’13 does public relations and events for the cafe. They are two of the five Cabot residents behind the new cafe. It’s a well-lit cafe … but that suits these studiers just fine. Good work! Suggestions? More pie!last_img read more

The US Men’s National Team to come for Prep Matches against BiH

first_imgThe U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will travel to BiH for a camp running March 23-April 1 in its preparation for Olympic qualifying later this year.The U-23s, headed by Men’s National Team assistant coach Andi Herzog, will play Bosnia on Friday, March 27, in Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and then travel to face Denmark on Tuesday, March 31. This marks the USA’s first camp of the year.“With six months before the start of Olympic qualifying, this is an important opportunity for our coaching staff to evaluate the players first hand as we put the pieces together for October,” said Herzog. “We are going to build understanding, build team spirit and really try to enjoy this huge opportunity we have together to reach the Olympic Games.”Herzog says each game will present its own challenge, both technically and tactically.“Bosnia and Denmark are two totally different teams, so it’s good exposure for our guys,” Herzog said. “Bosnia is a technically gifted team, while Denmark is a physical team that is very good tactically that typically has a lot of success at this age level.”A 20-player roster for the 10-day trip, as well as specific game details, will be announced at a later date.Qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio will be held in October. (Source: ussoccer)last_img read more

Cleaning up the Braamfontein Spruit

first_imgResidents’ associations like the the Blairgowrie and Craighall Residents’ Association (senior members pictured above) were the driving force behind the successful clean-up projectIn an effort to clear the beautiful Braamfontein Spruit and its surrounding areas of unsightly litter and alien vegetation, a number of residents’ associations from the surrounding suburbs banded together with corporations like the Glass Recycling Company to make a clean and clear spruit a reality.The massive clean-up took place on Saturday 7 June along the banks of the Braamfontein Spruit with the Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary at Delta Park serving as a central hub.The winter chill was not enough to deter the hundreds of people who made their way down to the spruit to participate in what was to become a fun day out for all.ORGANISING THE BRAAMFONTEIN SPRUIT CLEAN-UPWhen Natalie Zimmelman took over the environmental portfolio of the Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association in 2013 she decided it would be great to get the community to play a bigger part in keeping the spruit clean.What she pictured at first was a clean-up of a small section of the spruit; instead her efforts led to all the surrounding communities coming together to take responsibility for the cleanliness of their environment.“I thought, instead of just doing things for my community, wouldn’t it be fantastic if all the communities who are already active along the spruit came out on one day to create greater awareness,” Zimmelman explained.“From that we had participation from bodies like the Junior City Council, Miss Earth and Greenpeace and obviously we’ve got the youth out here through the scout clubs and the like.”News of her efforts attracted sponsors such as Imperial Green Motion, Penny Black and Chillibean Studios. Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, Pikitup, ER 24, and schools and youth organisations also assisted with the clean-up.Steffani Alexander, a semi-finalist for Miss Earth South Africa, said the event gave her an opportunity to take an active role in cleaning up part of her community.She said, “For us, today was basically about acknowledging and building awareness about the environment as well as action. So as Miss Earth Ambassadors we’re actively getting involved and help moving towards a healthy and sustainable environment.”The Glass Recycling Company provided wheelie bins to collect all glass picked up during the clean-up.Kate Haupt, public relations officer for the Glass Recycling Company, said “When we heard about the Spruit Clean-up we thought that this would be a good opportunity for us to show our support and spread the word about the importance and benefits of recycling.”Zimmelman added, “I live in a very beautiful city, but I don’t want to live in concrete alone; if communities don’t step up and involve themselves, they can’t then complain about the state of their community; the municipality only has so much resources.“So for me it’s about creating a sense of our own community, our own village and our own city as well as sharing our responsibility and our part in it.“So I guess I’m an activist.”The spruit is essentially a tributary of the Limpopo River and has been subject to numerous developments near its banks, The clean-up has gone a long way towards tackling the problem of polution in the streamABOUT THE BRAAMFONTEIN SPRUITWith its origins deep within the inner city, the Braamfontein Spruit runs through a series of canals through town and along Empire Road before reaching the Frank Brown Park and emerging in the Parkview Golf Course.The Westdene Spruit, feeding into the Westdene and Emmerentia dams, merges with the Braamfontein Spruit before running through the suburbs of Parkhurst, Blairgowrie and Craighall Park and on towards Paulshof in the north of Johannesburg, where it is flanked by mountain bike trails and parks.The spruit is essentially a tributary of the Limpopo River and has been subject to development near its banks, which in turn has led to waste finding its way into the stream. This is both unsightly and a threat to the stream’s natural inhabitants. The clean-up has gone a long way towards tackling this problem.last_img read more

AUSTOUCH WEBSITE CHANGES

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia website will be undergoing a number of exciting changes to the layout and content of the site in the coming weeks.If you have any problems locating information throughout this time please contact Tara Steel [email protected]last_img

Why the imported washing machine you want is getting more expensive

Citation: Why the imported washing machine you want is getting more expensive (2018, January 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-imported-machine-expensive.html Consumers considering solar panels are going to feel a similar sticker shock.Responding to complaints from U.S. manufacturers who said imported goods were costing them sales, Trump slapped on tariffs—20 percent for the first 1.2 million imported washers and then 50 percent for any other washers imported in year one. The tariff on washers will be in effect for three years, though the tariff percentage will decline in subsequent years.The move could mean that consumers pay $50 to $90 more for machines made by South Korean manufacturers such Samsung and LG, although other foreign washer manufacturers such as Electrolux and Miele will not escape the tariff.Solar cells, largely imported from China, are also being slapped with a tariff—30 percent in the first year.The Trump administration said the move is meant to return manufacturing jobs to the U.S.Benton Harbor, Mich.,-based Whirlpool Corp., whose 2011 petition to the Commerce Department prompted Trump’s action, said it added 200 full-time jobs at an Ohio plant in anticipation of the tariffs.Whirlpool called the tariffs “a win for American manufacturing jobs” and said it expects the industry to add new manufacturing jobs in Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee.For its part, the solar-installing industry warns that up to 23,000 jobs could be lost.The decision, will “create a crisis in a part of our economy that has been thriving, which will ultimately cost tens of thousands of hard-working blue-collar Americans their jobs,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and chief executive officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association, in a statement. Hopper expects the impact on solar investments to be billions of dollars.In 2016, there were 3,718 solar workers in Illinois and 260,077 in the U.S., according to the Washington, D.C.-based Solar Foundation. Solar industry employment has nearly tripled since the first National Solar Jobs Census was released in 2010.The impact on consumers buying washing machines could be short-term, and buyers may just get used to it.”It’s like any other product, if they want an LG machine, they’ll pay for it,” said Jon Abt, co-president of Abt Electronics, who said he expects consumers will see prices increase by about $50.Once Samsung’s $380 million manufacturing facility in Newberry, S.C., and LG’s $250 million plant in Clarksville, Tenn., are up and running, the impact will be lessened, Abt said. Samsung has said it has already hired 600 workers to staff the new facility.Chris Rogers, an analyst at New York-based research firm Panjiva agreed. Rogers’ analysis shows that Samsung, LG and other foreign producers have been aggressively importing washers in the past year, so it might be a while before consumers see prices go up because of stock on hand. “LG and Samsung have a cushion on the cheaper washing machines they can sell for the next few months,” he said.There’s no certainty that many jobs will be added if manufacturers turn to the U.S. to produce washing machines and solar cells, Panjiva’s Rogers said.After all, it’s not clear how foreign makers such as Samsung and LG will operate their U.S. plants, he said. They could make the parts in another country and then have them assembled here in the U.S. “If they mostly use oversees parts and assemble them using robots instead of people, the employment impact could be minimal,” he said. Explore further Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ©2018 Chicago Tribune Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. At $1,899, one of the priciest washing machines for sale at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Ill., is Samsung’s two-washers-in-one-machine Steel FlexWash. As a result of new tariffs approved by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, that price tag is about to get steeper. read more