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Creedence Clearwater Revival Releases 50th-Anniversary Music Video For “Fortunate Son” [Watch]

first_imgRoots-rock legends Creedence Clearwater Revival are beginning to mark the 50th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, released at the beginning of the summer of 1968. Today, the band released a special new music video for their Vietnam protest anthem, “Fortunate Son”. The video, helmed by veteran music-video director Ben Fee, featured joyous clips of a racially and socially diverse swath of modern-day, working-class Americans living their lives—being American—and echoing the song’s enduring populist refrain: “It ain’t me.”As the band notes in a Facebook post, “As the United States speeds towards an anniversary of its own on July 4th, we’re kicking off CCR’s 50th with the first-ever official music video for one of the band’s most enduring classics, ‘Fortunate Son,’ a song as vital now as ever.”“For me, protest right now is just showing pure positivity in the face of division and anger,” says the new video’s director, Ben Fee, “I wanted to highlight the community and positivity that everybody shares… I wanted to show what America feels like when you actually hit the road and drive throughout the states.”Watch the new video for Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” below:Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son” [Official Video][Video: Creedence Clearwater Revival]Creedence Clearwater Revival has a variety of other 50th-anniversary plans in the works for this year. According to a release from the band, record label Craft Recordings “will be honoring the band’s musical legacy via a diverse array of media, products and events; including a special release coming this fall. The fête will also provide fans with new ways to engage with CCR online-sharing their memories, streaming new content, and diving deeper into the band’s legendary history.”You can head to the new dedicated Creedence Clearwater Revival 50th-anniversary website, CCR50.com, for more information on upcoming news and releases.[H/T NPR]last_img read more

Ecuador Seizes Submarine With Capacity For 12 Tons Of Drugs On Border With Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo July 08, 2010 A submarine with the capacity to transport up to twelve tons of drugs was seized on the Ecuadorean border with Colombia, Ecuadorean police and military authorities announced Sunday. “If it were a matter of transporting drugs to different countries, (the submarine’s capacity is) ten to twelve tons,” the head of the anti-narcotics police, Joel Loaiza, told the press. He added that “the drug traffickers, using different methods, continue innovating in their activities in this country.” The custom-made submarine was located empty, near the town of San Lorenzo, in the coastal province of Esmeraldas (in northwestern Ecuador, bordering on Colombia). Another submarine was also seized in May, fifteen meters long by three meters wide and with a capacity of about four tons. That vessel, which was empty and which according to the authorities was used to transport narcotics to the United States and Mexico by way of the Pacific Ocean, was found in the coastal province of El Oro (in southwestern Ecuador, bordering on Peru). Loaiza indicated that the submarine found in San Lorenzo “is much larger” and was located near residential structures capable of housing fifty people and “a special cove where drugs were possibly stored.” At the same time, the head of the Ecuadorean Navy’s Northern Command, Carlos Albuja, declared Sunday that the operation to find the vessel “has been underway for the last week.” He added that the operation was also put into motion “in order to secure other areas where there might possibly be a presence of illegal groups.” Coca-leaf cultivation remains little developed in Ecuador, the Andean country with the least drug production, according to the most recent UN report, released Friday in Quito. “We continue to be a transit country (for drugs), although this isn’t a comfort,” the attorney-general, Washington Pesántez, indicated for his part. Ten laboratories were destroyed in Ecuador in 2009, and 68.5 tons of drugs were seized, including 64 tons of cocaine, according to the police.last_img read more

When it comes to saving money, millennials are killing it

first_img continue reading » If you’re among the crowd who believe the current crop of 18-to-29-year-olds are a wasteful bunch, with zero smarts about money, a new survey may have you eating some crow.It turns out that those youngsters, otherwise known as millennials, are saving a bigger chunk of their paychecks than any other age group, according to a fresh survey from Bankrate.com.Some 191 millennial adults reported saving 6% to 10% of their income. Of those aged 30 to 49, just 169 reported saving as much, with the total moving down to 144 for those aged 50 to 64.“Millennials have a greater inclination toward saving, for both emergencies and retirement, than we’ve seen from previous generations,” said Bankrate’s chief financial analyst Greg McBride, cited in a Bankrate story on the monthly Financial Security Index survey, which polled 1,000 adults in early March. 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Increase awareness with infographics

first_imgYou’ve heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and that has never been truer than in today’s age of information overload. Send me an article and I may or may not read it depending on the length and how much time I have. But send me an infographic and I am probably going to take a minute to peruse it. Like me, consumers simply don’t have time to read everything we want them to know about our latest campaign, product, or offering. Consumers want sound bites. But how do you accomplish that when presenting content online? Enter the infographic.Infographics are not a new concept; in fact, they were all the rage in content marketing just 3-4 years ago. Unfortunately, as their popularity increased so did the number of poorly done ones and with the truly good ones harder to find in the ensuing clutter of content, some were left to conclude that infographics were no longer effective. That’s not the case though. Infographics are still a great way to bring your message to life and engage with your audience.What is an infographic?Simply put, an infographic is a way of taking information, data or knowledge and turning it into a graphic, which is much easier to understand. Whether you are telling a story, drawing comparisons or just listing facts, an infographic takes your information and wraps it up in a visually-pleasing package that is not just more fun to read, it’s also easier to comprehend.Infographics tell stories that are in sync with the way most of us like to learn. Sixty five percent of the population are visual learners. We’re visually wired. 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual and is processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. It’s why most people would rather look at an infographic than read text with the same content. Infographics allow the reader to scan and then decide if they want to seek out more information.Not only are infographic more likely to be read, they are also more likely to be shared. The content needs to be good though. A useful and relevant infographic can have a wide reach when it’s pinned, tweeted, liked, shared and embedded over and over. And, when they bear your logo and brand identity they can be a great branding tool. It’s also a great way to drive traffic to your website as people share it and link to it.It’s not about you.Your goal with an infographic should always be to provide value to the audience. An Infographic should not be used to simply promote a product, service or your brand. This may leave you thinking: Then what story do I have to tell? This is where you can get creative. What do you thinking your members need to know? An Instructional infographic could work well for something, say, walking members through the steps involved in setting up a digital wallet. Remember your intent is to provide value, not receive it. Also, look for different angles, especially on common subjects. Looking at the example above, instead of walking members through the steps involved in setting up a digital wallet, show them stats on the benefits of using a digital wallet to make it more appealing to those skeptical to the idea.Make it relevant.What topics are trending in the industry which you could educate members on with a well-done infographic? Google Trends and LinkedIn Pulse are good resources to see what topics are trending. To bring topics closer to home, look at your own content that received high engagement. What could be repurposed into an infographic that you could share again to provide the same information in a different and more engaging way? Just make sure you do your homework and research. You want to be able to back up your information after all.Keep it simple.Less is more on an infographic so keep words to a minimum and use negative space to help readability. Look for unique and visually appealing ways to convey data, keeping in mind that the goal is to highlight key information and quickly and effectively as possible.Share it.One of the appeals of the infographic is that it’s so easily sharable. Make sure you include your social media buttons when displaying so people can easily share with friends. Email a thumbnail of relevant infographics with a link to you member list. And be sure to post to all your social media channels. Infographics can else be easily displayed as posters, handouts, etc.Infographics are a fun way to get your message across and when done right, can be really effective. Take a look at your current content and see what information would work as a good infographic for your organization. 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Detailslast_img read more

COVID-19: Regions start locking down as govt works on regulation

first_imgMahfud said the Home Ministry was assigned to coordinate with local administrations that had closed off their borders.The following are regions that have imposed a regional lockdown, and the reasons why they did so without waiting for an instruction from the central government.MalukuThe Maluku provincial administration has limited access to airports and ports, as stipulated in a decree signed by Maluku Governor Murad Ismail. The administration urged its residents to stay at home and maintain physical distance from others to prevent the disease that “disrupts social security and order” from spreading. “Arrivals and departures by land and/or sea transportation are limited except for important and urgent matters,” the decree states.The decree also requires any person arriving in the province to fill out an arrival form and self-quarantine for 14 days under the supervision of a family member and local health center.The policy was imposed after the announcement of the province’s first confirmed COVID-19 case: a resident who moved from Bekasi, West Java, to the city of Ambon. The patient had been placed under surveillance at Dr. Haulussy General Hospital in Ambon since arriving from Bekasi.Read also: Maluku to intensify border restrictions after first confirmed COVID-19 casePapuaThe Papua administration enforced a tougher approach by restricting entry into the province through both sea and air travel for two weeks starting Thursday. However, the transportation of goods is exempt from the policy.Such measure was taken after the province announced its first two COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The lack of medical facilities in the province was a concerning factor, given that Papua has 45 hospitals, only 15 of which can handle coronavirus cases.Papua Governor Lukas Enembe was adamant that the restriction was not a lockdown. “However, we are considering whether it is necessary to completely block [access to] Papua to protect Lapago, Meepago and Animha because they are particularly vulnerable,” he said recently.Read also: Govt suspends Papuan seaport, airport operations to curb COVID-19 spreadTegal, Central JavaThe Tegal city administration is closing its borders for four months from March 30 to July 31.An aerial view of a city square in Tegal, West Java, on March 22, 2020. The administration has closed road access into the city in an attempt to impose a lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Antara/Oky Lukmansyah)”We plan for a full lockdown. All borders will be closed for the safety of all,” said Tegal Mayor Dedy Yon Supriyono on Tuesday.The mayor said the city was in “a state of emergency” following the confirmation of one COVID-19 case: a 34-year-old man with a recent travel history to Abu Dhabi and Jakarta before he returned home by train.Dedy said he had contacted state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia to get information about passengers who were in the same car as the patient so that they could be quarantined and tested. In the meantime, the administration has blocked roads in the city.Read also: Families start Idul Fitri ‘mudik’ early despite COVID-19 warningYogyakartaResidents of Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, have limited access to several hamlets across the regency. For example, neighborhood units (RT) 01 and 02 of Randu hamlet in Hargobinangun village, Pakem district, blocked some roads to the neighborhood, leaving only two roads open.Residents of Kali Tengah hamlet in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, also closed off roads leading to their neighborhood on Saturday, March 28, 2020. (JP/Magnus Hendratmo)“We have blocked the road and put up a ‘lockdown’ sign here yesterday [Thursday],” RT 01 head Wantoro said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com. He added the road closure was initiated by the community.Apart from keeping people from going in and out of the area, the community also urged residents living in other cities to refrain taking part in the holiday mudik (exodus), Wantoro said.Sleman Regent Sri Purnomo said he appreciated the measures. (glh) A number of regions across the country have taken serious measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by imposing their own versions of regional lockdowns, as the central government in Jakarta has yet to issue any regulation on lockdown requirements and procedures.Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said the government had been speeding up the deliberation of a regulation on regional lockdown so that it could be issued immediately.The minister, however, refused to use the word “lockdown” to describe the situation, preferring instead to call it a “regional quarantine”, as stipulated in the 2018 Health Quarantine Law.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Townsville’s top sales of 2017

first_img9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardThe property also came with 3636sq m of land over two allotments.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The home was only beaten by the Solarus penthouse which was both the highest apartment sale and overall highest residential sale of the year in Townsville after it sold for $2 million.The three-bedroom, two bathroom penthouse on the 12th floor in Palmer St, South Townsville was the highest sale price for unit in Townsville in more than three years. Ray White agent Julie Mahoney, who sold 9 Cleveland Terrace, said she was not surprised the home sold well because it was one of the best property offering in Townsville in 2017. Ray White agent Julie Mahoney out the front of 9 Cleveland Terrace, North Ward which was the highest selling house of 2017 which sold for 1.825 million. Picture: Shae Beplate.TOWNSVILLE’s iconic white house on the hill was the highest selling house in Townsville during 2017.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom Californian bungalow at 9 Cleveland Terrace, North Ward sold at auction in August for $1.825 million.The home is in one of the most enviable locations in Townsville with 270 degrees of the ocean. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.“People see value in land in the city and it’s in a blue-chip location,” she said. “It’s sold to a long-term Townsville family that are well known. “It didn’t have all the bells and whistles but it did have enduring charm and in 100 years’ time it will still be in demand.”It was the first time the home had been on the market in 44 years after being owned by co-founding director of the North Queensland Cowboys Max Short, who died in 2016 aged 89.The second-highest house sale went to 30 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle Hill, which sold to a medical professional at auction on December 16 for $1.56 million. The second highest apartment sale was for 5/92 The Strand which sold in October for $1.4 million.last_img read more

Pirates Boys Soccer – End Of Season Awards Night

first_imgThe Greensburg Pirates held their team banquet Thursday evening and the following awards were presented.Team voted awards:Pirate Award: Logan Yeager.“Team Above Self” Award: Kirk Scott.Most Improved: Trevin White.Most Valuable Player: Drew Reiger.All EIAC: Drew Reiger.2015 Letter winners: Kirk Scott, Jake Buening, Kyle Bumbala, Nicholas Zapfe, David Santiago, Brady Niles, Francis Teague, José Rosales, Camden Rose, Joseph Pacilio, Jordan Kramer, Trevor Lee, Trevin White, Aaron Sia, Logan Yeager, Drew Reiger, Andrew Schroeder.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img

Hornets secure Vydra

first_img “Having penned a permanent deal, the 23-year-old is beginning preparations for the 2015-16 Premier League season with the rest of his Hornets team-mates at UCL London Colney.” Vydra scored 16 goals in 31 Sky Bet Championship starts last season, adding to his reputation in Hertfordshire having managed 22 for the club during the 2012-13 campaign. He had a spell in the English top flight with West Brom – again on loan from Udinese – during the following season, but 16 of his 23 league appearances, in which he scored three times, came from the bench. Press Association Czech Republic striker Matej Vydra has completed a permanent move to promoted Watford, the club has announced. center_img The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal to end his spell with Italian club Udinese after impressing during two loan spells at Vicarage Road. A statement on the club’s official website read: “Watford Football Club is delighted to announce that Matej Vydra has signed a five-year contract with the Hornets. last_img read more

Hamilton named Britain’s wealthiest sports star

first_img(BBC) – Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has been named Britain’s wealthiest sports star in the 2020 Sunday Times Rich List.The 35-year-old’s wealth increased by £37M in the past year, to £224M, making him the wealthiest sportsperson in the list’s 32-year history.Golfer Rory McIlroy – worth £170M – was the only other sports star in the main list of Britain’s 1 000 richest persons.Sport dominated the Young Rich List with 18 of the 50 places.Boxer Anthony Joshua is the only non-footballer on the list, made up of those aged 30 or under.The 30-year-old is worth £107M with Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale – also 30 – the only sportsperson ahead of him.last_img

Mourinho Rubbishes Strained Relationship with PogbaÂ

first_imgJose Mourinho says any speculation the relationship between him and Paul Pogba has broken down are “lies”.Recent reports have suggested Pogba is unhappy with the position he is being asked to play in by Mourinho, while others have linked him with a move to Real Madrid in the summer.However, when asked about this speculation, Mourinho said: “I think you are nice with your words because when you say a lot of speculation, you should say a lot of lies.“I can speak on Paul’s behalf without any kind of problem. He accepts he’s not been playing well in the last few matches, but that’s all.“It’s a big lie that our relationship is not good. It’s a big lie that we don’t communicate. It’s a big lie that we don’t agree with his position and his dynamic within the team.“The team needs him at a good level and when he isn’t the team is not as good. So be objective and say what we all know – in the last couple of matches he didn’t play well. Period. “The majority of the things you can read and listen to – don’t be nice, be objective and say lies.”Mourinho acknowledged Pogba preferred to play on the left of a midfield three in a 4-3-3 formation, whereas many argue he has been playing in a deep midfield role as part of a 4-2-3-1.However, Mourinho insisted that was not the case, and Pogba has been given opportunities in his favourite position.He said: “It’s quite ridiculous to speak about his position. I would like somebody to tell me in which position they think Pogba played against Newcastle.“We played with Matic, Lingard on the right side of Matic and Pogba on the left side of Matic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more