NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 24, 2018 – 12:07 pm Tank And The Bangas On “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” Tank And The Bangas On “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” tank-and-bangas-staying-grounded-smokenetflixchill Facebook News Email The funk/soul group explains the team effort behind their latest single and why it’s important for them to keep the family vibes alive in the bandAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2018 – 12:07 pm New Orleans-based group Tank and the Bangas have a sound influenced by their hometown, blending hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and even a little bit rock, but it’s truly all their own. In their latest single, “Smoke.Netflix.Chill,” released on April 20, they brought their playful vibes led by Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s upbeat rap and spoken word verses over a laid-back, floating beat. Tank And The Bangas On Staying Grounded & “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” Ball, along with bandmates Norman Spence, Joshua Johnson and Albert Allenback, sat down with the Recording Academy to tell us a little more about how they vibe together as a group while touring, as well as how “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” came to be.Cuban-French Duo Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Twitter
Share your voice CNET’s Queenie Wong contributed to this report. Internet Tech Industry 0 Post a comment Tags Put the old page design back, twitter. This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded. What were you thinking? #twitterupdate— Cobalt (@chrissutor2) April 23, 2019 Twitter has a new look. Steven Musil/CNET If your Twitter feed looks a bit different, there’s a good reason.The microblogging service rolled out a redesigned desktop layout on Tuesday that features a simpler, airier look. The redesign, which Twitter announced in January, was previously available to a limited number of users through an opt-in program.The design revamp doesn’t appear to be the same for everyone though. One layout features two columns rather than three, with a larger timeline on the left and the trending topics and who to follow features moved from the left to the right column. Still others are getting a layout with a third, static column that holds the usual tools such as notifications and messages.Enlarge ImageNew look with the (optional?) third column on left. Steven Musil/CNET A Twitter representative said the company is still testing new designs for the website.”We’re testing a few things so people may see different versions,” a Twitter spokeswoman said. “We wanted to test out in the open to get feedback and see what people think.”The new appearance also corrals other customizable features, some that had been made available piecemeal, including the option to change the size of your text, switch to dark mode (with a black background instead of white) and the option to choose the latest tweets first.The changes come as Twitter continues to try to come up with new features to boost user engagement. On Tuesday, Twitter said its monthly active users increased to 330 million in the first quarter from 321 million users in the fourth quarter.Even though Twitter warned months ago that changes were afoot, some users seemed confused by the changes Tuesday.A D. Giggs wondered if Twitter had rolled out a redesign… …while a user named Cobalt begged Twitter to switch it back to the previous layout. “This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded,” Cobalt tweeted. “What were you thinking?” Did Twitter just roll out a new design in the last 5 mins? What the….?— D Giggs (@PuddinCusp) April 23, 2019 Twitter
While Twitterati and several other people on other social media platforms denounced Jack & Jones’s “sexist” advertisement featuring Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh after it was slammed by Tamil actor Siddharth and the ad was eventually pulled down, it may be a sobering exercise to take stock of some other advertisements misinforming and misleading the public.Releasing its data on November 21, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) said that in August 2016, the ASCI’s Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) upheld complaints against 152 out of 209 advertisements. Though many prominent brands feature in the list, one similar advertisement promoting casual sexism in the workplace like the Jack & Jones ad that made the cut in the CCC’s list was none other than TimesJobs.com, which describes itself as the nation’s leading job portal.Describing its observation, the advertisement industry watchdog held that the advertisement “is suggestive, objectifies women and indecent in the depiction of woman which is likely, in the light of generally prevailing standards of decency, to cause grave and widespread offence.” It also made a similar observation in a follow-up ad.An even more concerning fact embedded in the ASCI’s finding is that among the 152 complaints upheld by them, 66 instances were of education category, followed by 27 belonging to the healthcare category. The list also included 17 in the food and beverages category, 10 in personal care category, five in clothing and accessories category and 27 advertisements from other categories.The overwhelming cause for misleading advertisements for educational institutions was found out to be exaggerated, unsubstantiated, unverified and misleading claims that guaranteed to provide 100% placement/AND/OR they claim to be the No.1 in their respective fields. Although a more exhaustive list can be found here, some of the well-known names in the list included: Lovely Professional University, Sharda University, Pearl Academy, Frankfinn institute of Air Hostess Training and SRM university.Out of the 27 advertisements from the healthcare category whose advertisements were also pulled up for marketing products in a misleading manner, a peculiar trend was observed. Many of these advertisements that were pulled up by the ASCI were found to be in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act that more specifically, in these cases, concern the prohibition of advertising of drugs and remedies for improving or maintaining the capacity for sexual pleasure.Advertisements of companies and products such as Olefia Biopharma Limited (Votif Range of Products), Chetan Clinic, Nurture Health Care (Ayurex S Capsule) , Jippo African Capsule and African Oil, Amba Health Clinic, and German Homeo Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (German Homeo Laboratory) that claimed to provide cures for a range of sexual problems were included in the ASCI list.Claims such as “Nightfall, Premature Ejaculation, Sexual weakness in Men”, “Masturbation, Pen** Disorders, Weakness in Nerves”, “You can get rid of loose thin and crooked Pen**”, “Itchiness in your sexual Organs”, “Low Sperm Count”, “Ovarian Cyst”, “Leucorrhoea White Discharge”, “Sagging of Sexual Organs”, “Lack of Sexual Desire”, “Irregular Periods”, “Make you small, loose, underdeveloped chest into a shapely, beautiful and attractive one”, “Enhance your Feminity” and “Improve Husband Wife Relationship” etc. were reported as unsubstantiated after examination of the use of products were found to be inefficacious, besides being in violation of the Act.So how are they still allowed to market and advertise these products?The answer can be found in what prominent sexologist Dr. Narayana Reddy explained to the Hindu: “The law provides them enough room to escape. Section 33EEC of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940 exempts drugs manufactured by vaidyas or hakims… for the use of their own patients from any regulation. Thus, as long as the quack sells his medicine to patients who come to him of their own accord, no standards or safety regulations apply.”
By La’Nesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO“Passion, purpose, personality” is the mantra of The Joy of Styling.Spearheaded by Founder and CEO Joy Copeland in 2015, The Joy of Styling, is helping to advance the DMV area’s fashion scene through connecting customers with Black owned businesses and educating the community on improving their visual narrative. On October 26, 2018, The Joy of Styling featured one of their many pop-up fashion events in District Heights, Maryland.Joy Copeland, founder and CEO of The Joy of Styling. (Photo By Micha Green)The event, called the “Style Party Pop Up”, gave the community an opportunity to learn about current and seasonal trends and have their fashion inquiries answered while shopping from vendors including Crystal Desires, a company that sells jewelry with natural crystals, Love Our Styles, a clothing and jewelry business, and eating delectable treats debuted by food industry newcomers Chef Elliot and Cakes by Gen.The event tackled fashion do’s and don’ts, industry fashion tips and allowed the audience to showcase their individuality and unique fashion styles.The Joy of Styling offers a plethora of services including closet revamping, style parties and personal styling and shopping. Preceded by a consultation, Copeland’s team builds strong rapport and trust with her clients to encourage intentionality in their fashion selections and boost their self-image.Inspired by a girl’s night in and a successful first fashion event pop up, Copeland’s team has facilitated more than 15 fashion discussions and events in the area. When asked about her inspiration to develop her business, Copeland explained “My passion is bringing fashion to the community and connecting the aspect of community involvement and seeing how fashion can impact your life.”Having worked under and with fashion industry icons Claire Sulmers and Angela Simmons, Copeland hopes to leave her customers with the inspiration to feel comfortable in their skin and confident in their style decisions.With events such as Style Workz For Girls, Annual Fashion on Wheels, and Fit and Fab, Copeland is promoting access to affordable fashion, body positivity, and health and wellness. She is focused on tackling barriers to professionalism and rites of passage events through her interview styling consultations and clothing drives. She’s also mobile, and willing to go wherever needed to support her clientele.At 25, Copeland’s goal is to “empower and uplift everyone through enabling networking opportunities with the D.C. fashion industry.”She encourages people seeking to grow their fashion business or find internship opportunities to reach out for promotional opportunities through her website tjoyofstyling.com or her Instagram @thejoyofstyling.“A lot of the vendors are from personal relationships in the D.C. fashion scene. It’s so important that we’re uplifting each other. That’s what I intend to do.”
© 2013 Phys.org Volkswagen said the XL1 will be the most fuel-efficient production vehicle in the world. The car sets a record, as the 261 mpg figure has not been achieved by any other vehicle to date, according to the company. According to the company, the XL1 emits 21 g/km of CO2; the two-seat vehicle can cover up to 32 miles as a “zero-emissions vehicle” in an all-electric mode. 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. There is no official word on pricing; analysts’ estimates run from 30,000 to 50,000 euros. As for production plans, Volkswagen intends to carry out a small production series; the XL1 is to be produced at the company’s Osnabrück plant in Germany. The process for the XL1 is described as “automotive handcrafting,” More information: www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswag … l1-gets-green-light/ Measurements for the XL1 are 153.1 inches long, 65.6 in wide, and 45.4 high. The XL1’s total weight is 1,753 pounds, and several auto sites consider this figure impressive given the added weight of a battery pack and electric motor. The car has a futurist design; features include enclosed rear wheels, butterfly doors, and camera-based rearview mirrors integrated into the door panels. Volkswagen used special lightweight material for the vehicle’s construction, producing parts of the XL1 in light but strong carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). Power for the XL1 is provided by a system with details as follows: A two-cylinder TDI engine (35 kW / 48 PS), E-motor (20 kW / 27 PS), 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and lithium-ion battery, The car has a top speed of 99 mph. In announcing the XL1, Volkswagen said that “When the new millennium was ushered in, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, who is today Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, formulated the visionary goal of bringing to market a production car that was practical in everyday use with fuel consumption of one liter per 100 km. In the two-seat XL1, this vision has become reality.” Explore further (Phys.org)—Volkswagen will debut its XL1 two-seater, plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Publicity and blog previews are pointing to the car’s considerable design and technical features. The company views its XL1 as a significant standout. Volkswagen is emphasizing that the car represents a first in fuel economy. The car’s 261 miles per gallon combined fuel consumption is touted as a real achievement. Volkswagen’s XL1 said to be world’s most economical car Citation: Volkswagen will debut XL1 hybrid at March auto show (2013, February 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-volkswagen-debut-xl1-hybrid-auto.html
Kolkata: In a reshuffle in the WBCS (Executive) cadre, 18 SDOs have been changed.SDOs of Barasat, Suri, Bankura (Sadar), Darjeeling (Sadar), Barrackpore, Egra, Mekhliganj, Mathabhanga, Kakdwip, Raiganj, Ranaghat, Tufanganj, Cooch Behar (Sadar), Alipore, Howrah (Sadar), Jhalda, Purulia (Sadar) and Alipurduar were changed.Avik Chatterjee, who was SDO Darjeeling (Sadar), has become the Deputy Secretary of Self Help Groups and Self Employment department. Thendhup Namgyal Sherpa has become the Deputy Director of Tourism Directorate. He was SDO Raiganj. Reshma Banerjee, who was SDO Howrah (Sadar), has been posted as advisor of WBIDC. Arundhuti De has become the Secretary of Alipurduar Zilla Parishad. Santi Kumar Batabyal, who was posted as Deputy Secretary of the Land and Land Reforms department, has become the Deputy Secretary of the Judicial department.