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Pentatonix Trace The Evolution Of Rihanna In New Cover Video

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first_imgThe GRAMMY-winning a cappella quintet tackle the “We Found Love” singer’s evolution in new cover trackRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 27, 2018 – 3:56 pm Pentatonix have made a name for themselves cranking out mind-blowing a cappella covers of everything from Christmas favorites to Daft Punk, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, and so many more. On July 26 the group released their latest, an ambitious romp through Rihanna’s discography in the “Evolution Of Rihanna.”The quintet, comprising Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee, run through some of Rihanna’s biggest career hits, seamlessly transitioning between “S.O.S,” “Work,” “We Found Love,” “Take A Bow,” “Rude Boy,” “Disturbia,” “Wild Thoughts,” and more in the nearly seven-minute video. This is the fourth such installment Pentatonix has released, following Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and a tour of music history.If this cover isn’t enough Pentatonix for you, then good news. The group kicked off their North American tour July 26 in Dallas and you can catch them live in additional cities such as Atlanta, Tampa, Fla., Syracuse, N.Y., and Toronto before they wrap up in Tinley Park, Ill., on Sept. 16.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Watch: Pentatonix Cover Rihanna’s Discography pentatonix-trace-evolution-rihanna-new-cover-video Email Twitter News Facebook Pentatonix Trace The Evolution Of Rihanna In New Cover Video last_img read more

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Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of February 24 2019

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, February 24, 2019:190173 Rooney 80 Church Street Wilmington190213 Wilm Bd Appls July 4th Scoppettuolo190219 Wilm Bids Woburn St Water Main Replacement190222 Land Ct Mason 2 Virginia Road Wilmington190231 Wilm Plng Zoning Articles May 2019190234 Wilm Consv DPW Determination for Vegetation Mgmt Plan190235 Wilm Consv RDA 4 Lexington St190236 Wilm Consv RDA 52 Agostino Drive190237 Wilm Consv RDA 19 Mill Road190238 Wilm Consv RDA 17 Murray Hill Circle190239 Wilm Consv 7 Kelley Road190240 Wilm Consv 25 Adams Street190241 Wilm Consv 100-110 Fordham Road190243 Holowenczak Conservator Appt Wilmington190244 Holowenczak Estate Wilmington(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

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GE to sell 14 billion US hotel franchise loan portfolio

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first_imgGeneral Electric Co said it had agreed to sell GE Capital’s U.S. hotel franchise loan portfolio to a unit of Western Alliance Bancorp.The business, which includes outstanding loans of about $1.4 billion, provides real estate financing to owners of limited service hotels.GE said it would also sell to an unnamed buyer its business that provides financing to Canada’s hospitality and restaurant industries. The unit has about $300 million of loans.GE said it would gain about $200 million from the deals, which are expected to close in the second quarter.Both the businesses represent a large part of GE Capital’s franchise finance unit, which is the last North American business to be sold as part of a plan to cut down the size of GE Capital, GE said.The deal is expected to immediately add to Western Alliance’s earnings, the bank said in a separate statement.last_img read more

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Most irregularities in Khulna polls on police initiative

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first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that most of the irregularities in Khulna civic polls took place on the police initiative.“This [AL] government has pitted the police against the opposition political parties. In most of the cases, the police took the initiative. These [irregularities] happened on their initiative which is ominous for the nation,” Mirza Fakhrul told a media briefing after the Khulna polls.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) mayoral candidate Talukder Abdul Khalek was unofficially declared elected in the Khulna mayoral elections marred by rigging, ballot-stuffing, capture of polling station and intimidation of voters on Tuesday.Briefing the media at the Gulshan office of the BNP chairperson, the BNP secretary general said, “It seems that the CEC is working against the BNP. The country’s election has emerged to be a complete farce.”He pointed out that the Khulna polls would not be held in farcical manner, had the military troops been deployed in the local government polls.“Rivals will not be able to do electioneering and their agents will be driven out of the polling centres – this can’t be called elections.”Alleging that the authorities have strictly controlled the media, Fakhrul said, “The authorities have all along said everything is okay.“They controlled all of the elections but a very few held in the past five years. They forced the election commission. They destroyed the election system. None is keeping trust in the election system,” he added.He alleged that voters were intimidated and barred from visiting the polling stations by the ruling Awami League activists.“The BNP activists as well as polling agents were driven out. They (AL men) stamped seal on election symbol boat. A fair election can’t be held under these circumstances. This election commission is inept. It must be reconstituted,” said Fakhrul.last_img read more

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A Look at the GlobalApps Scene and Why You Should Care

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first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read Register Now » October 1, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The apps-creation craze may be thoroughly embedded in the U.S. tech scene, but, on the other side of the world, young would-be entrepreneurs are not only paying attention, they’re becoming rivals.Tasnim Al Khaldi, a recent graduate from Al Ain University in Abu Dhabi, is leaving college with both a degree and an app under her arm. After taking a crash course in app creation, she and a classmate Ruba Awadallah finalized iMonitor — an app that can send text message warnings to parents when their teens drive faster than posted speed limits — and submitted it to the Nokia App University Challenge in the United Arab Emirates.“I had no past experience in mobile application development or in the tools that I used to develop the app,” says Al Khaldi, 21, who studied software engineering in a school.So why the sudden burst of inspiration?The promise of prize money, along with mentorship opportunities or research assistance for starters.Related: Local App Competitions Fuel Tech Startups Mobile phone makers such as Research in Motion and Samsung as well as telecom operators like Etisalat in the UAE and Saudi Telecom Company are trying to grow the app ecosystem across the Middle East and Africa. Nokia has been organizing innovation summits in Africa, while also launching incubators like mLabs in Egypt, Kenya and South Africa to spur new app-development projects.“It’s really about focusing on stimulating innovation at the base,” says Jussi Hinkkanen, vice president of corporate relations and business environment at Nokia in the Middle East and Africa.Nabeel Ayub Kassim (center) won top prize in Nokia’s app challenge by creating BonAppetit, a program that finds restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. His rewards included $5,000 plus a summer internship at Nokia’s Middle East office, which is overseen by Tom FarrellThe incentives can prove alluring for any burgeoning app creator, particularly at a time when youth employment across the Middle East and Africa has stoked frustration and fuelled riots. Al Khaldi and her partner Awadallah, who came in second place together, won $3,000 cash and new smartphones. Nabeel Kassim, who helped develop the winning restaurant-finding app called BonAppetit, walked away with $5,000 in cash and is slated to attend a study tour to the Nokia Research Center in Finland next month.Although the prizes certainly seem generous, the business opportunities for revenue-hungry handset manufacturers and telecom operators are that much greater. “Mobile makers promote apps [because] they want people to continue upgrading their devices to higher specs,” says David Ashford, an e-business consultant who used to run an app development fund in the UAE.Related: At College Pitch Contests, Giant Companies Are Listening “Telcos promote apps [because] they want people to consume more paid-for data traffic,” he says. “The Middle East market is particularly attractive because demand outstrips supply: There are very few Arabic apps and yet the Middle East has a massive Arabic-speaking population which is very young and one of the fastest growing populations in the world.”The smart phone penetration rate in the Middle East and Africa is also only half that of mature markets like Europe and the U.S., but it’s growing much more rapidly, says Thomas Kuruvilla, managing director of Arthur D. Little Middle East, a Dubai-based consultancy that covers the telecommunications industry.For college students, the money is surely helpful, but so is the credibility that comes from participating in the competitions. After winning top prize in Nokia’s app challenge, Kassim, a 21-year-old electrical engineering student from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE, started a summer internship with the Finnish handset maker’s developer experience team. “I believe that this will give me a leading edge in the current job market,” he says.Plus, Kassim hopes he’ll expand his reach and better inform future efforts. “We need to familiarize ourselves with the current platforms and think of ways to attract developers to our preferred platform, Windows Phone.”Related: How to Start Up from Your Dorm Room Still, there are plenty of hurdles for young coders eager to create apps for the Middle East and Africa. Little funding exists, and neither domestic telecom regulators nor venture-capital firms have provided much in financial support, Kuruvilla argues. There is also a general lack of technical expertise to help app developers meet global benchmarks.Yet Kuruvilla has some quick tips for young developers looking to go global. For starters, participate in world-wide, online app development forums to help in exchanging knowledge and expertise. Also, he adds, develop partnerships with device manufacturers like Apple, Research in Motion and operating-system providers such as Google. “This will help in both marketing and technical support,” Kuruvilla says.If you could make and app for another country, which would you choose and why? Let us know in the comments section.last_img read more

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