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New Gorillaz Album “Humanz” Is Here With 26 Total Tracks [Stream]

first_imgFinally, Gorillaz have returned to the public consciousness after seven years of musical silence, with the official release of their 2017 Humanz. Twenty six (!) tracks complete the new record, with guest contributions from Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Kelela, and D.R.A.M. The virtual brainchild of Damon Albarn and Jaimie Hewlett reunites 2-D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle for a world of musical adventure. In a recent interview with Dan Albarn, he expressed how comfortable he was with completing Humanz, revealing there are still 40-45 tracks that didn’t make it onto the record. “I can stay in the game for at least another 18 months, I reckon.” This is great news for fans who once worried their beloved “animated” group would be gone forever, though a future, indeed, is here.Listen to the new record, in its entirety, below:Gorillaz 2017 Tour Dates:06/10 – Margate, UK @ Demon Dayz Festival07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival07/17 – Colombia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion07/28-30 – Icheon, KR @ Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival07/28-30 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival09/15-17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music & Arts Festival09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium09/22 – Kansas City, MI @ Sprint Center09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival09/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre09/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center10/05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Forum10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center10/13-15 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festivallast_img read more

Compost Workshops

first_imgFood Well Alliance, in collaboration with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Community Gardens project, Terra Nova Compost Cooperative, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Global Growers Network, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and Park Pride, designed the Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative to help Atlanta’s community gardens adopt better composting practices to improve metro Atlanta’s soil. Improving soil practices is an opportunity to decrease plant pests and diseases, but gardeners often neglect composting, which is a much-needed step to improving soil. For more information about the Food Well Alliance or upcoming compost workshops, visit foodwellalliance.org. Workshops will run from August through the end of October and will be held at several locations around Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. The collaborative partners will offer a series of composting workshops through October across metro Atlanta to increase awareness of building healthy soil and help gardeners maximize productivity. Community gardens from Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties are eligible to register for the workshops, which can be completed on the Food Well Alliance’s website. Selected gardens will receive free compost, bins, soil testing and resources to improve their soil practices. “Healthier soil is a cure for many common garden woes,” said Becky Griffin, community and school garden coordinator for UGA Extension. center_img “[Gardeners] think it’s intimidating, so they shy away from it,” Griffin said. “They see the big bins; they know they have to turn it, and they know they need a mix of nitrogen and carbon sources. It just seems like too much … but once they take a basic class and see that it’s not as difficult as they thought, they are eager to try it.” In addition to offering hands-on training, the Healthy Soil, Healthy Community workshop series will also shine a light on the secret ecosystem that is thriving underneath everyone’s feet. Soil is a living system that includes minerals, organic matter microbes, fungi, worms and more that make food production possible. In an effort to raise awareness about soil’s relationship to the health of the global population, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2015 the “International Year of Soils.” “I work with so many gardens where they start out with soil that is compacted, poor and with very little organic matter in it,” said Fred Conrad, community garden manager at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “Compost can transform the most discouraging lot into a garden of abundance and beauty.” For more information about UGA Extension’s community and school garden outreach program, visit blog.extension.uga.edu/communitygardening/. The power of good soil is often overlooked, but in the garden, it can make the difference between a bumper crop of tomatoes or the bumper crop of frustration that comes with lackluster vegetative performance.last_img read more

US in peril as Urena double delivers for Costa Rica

first_imgThe Americans are now six points adrift of leaders Mexico and Costa Rica, who both have 14 points and look certain to lock up the top two automatic qualifying spots.But the US now face a battle for the third automatic place, with Panama one point behind and Honduras favoured to go level with the Americans later Friday if they beat Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain.The result leaves the US with little margin for error as they face a tricky away trip to Honduras next Tuesday before games against Panama and Trinidad next month.Arena must now somehow turnaround his team’s display for next week’s clash with Honduras. “We’ll take a day to reflect on this and come up with a plan,” Arena said. “But clearly walking away without any points tonight is very disappointing.“We’ll move on. This is how you deal in competition sports. You don’t win every game.“Tonight was not our night. We didn’t play well, but we still have three games left in the competition. We’re still in position to qualify for the World Cup.”Warning signs came early on Friday when Urena seized on a wobble by US defender Tim Ream to steal in.That early scare was a foretaste of things to come for the American defence, which never looked completely comfortable in the opening 45 minutes.At the other end the US carved out a series of promising chances, with Christian Pulisic at the heart of the action.Costa Rica’s David Guzman, who had escaped sanction for an ugly challenge on Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe, was booked for tripping Pulisic in the 13th minute as the youngster darted forward.The Americans looked to have genuine claims for a penalty in the 24th minute when Kendall Waston appeared to haul down Jozy Altidore but referee John Pitti waved away the appeals.Six minutes later disaster struck for the US. A poor clearing kick from goalkeeper Tim Howard was headed back towards the US territory and with Ream and Geoff Cameron out of position, Urena burst through the middle.The San Jose Earthquakes striker turned Ream inside out before angling a low shot across Howard into the far corner to make it 1-0.As tension mounted in the second half Costa Rica’s Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas twice pulled off superb saves from Pulisic and Altidore to preserve the visitors lead.With the US pushing forward Urena then grabbed his second, punishing another blunder to stroke home his finish past Howard.Share on: WhatsApp Harrison, United States | AFP | Costa Rica striker Marco Urena scored twice to leave the United States’ World Cup qualification hopes in jeopardy here Friday as the 2014 quarter-finalists grabbed a 2-0 away victory.San Jose Earthquakes forward Urena exposed slack defending in the US back four in the 30th minute to fire Costa Rica ahead at the Red Bull Arena.Urena then pounced on another sloppy piece of US defending eight minutes from time to complete a miserable night for the hosts.It was Costa Rica’s first win in a World Cup qualifying game on US soil since 1985.The defeat — the first in a competitive fixture since coach Bruce Arena took over last year — leaves the US campaign to reach the 2018 finals in Russia in the balance.last_img read more

Gmail Users Better-Connected, More Likely to Tweet than Members of other Webmail Services

first_imgThe study also showed that Twitter is far more popular among Gmail users than anyone else. In fact, on the other services, it’s 4-5 times less popular than Facebook. We would like to think that’s because Gmail users are just more web-savvy and cool, but it’s possible that it’s because they’re just younger than everyone else. Not surprisingly, LinkedIn is the least popular social network, but as Rapleaf points out, many LinkedIn users may have registered with their business email instead. Participation Levels – Hotmail Users have Most Profiles, Gmail Users Better-ConnectedWhen it comes to how the webmail users participate on social networks, Rapleaf found that the majority of the users have only one social media profile. But the service where the average number of profiles is the highest might surprise you – it’s Hotmail. There the average is 2.5 profiles per user. Hotmail is followed by Yahoo, then AOL, and it’s Gmail users who have the least number of social media profiles. That finding seems odd considering that Gmail users are younger and more likely to use Twitter in addition to Facebook. In fact, it almost seems like this data doesn’t even fit with the rest of the study. sarah perez However, the discovery that Gmail users are better-connected than the other users makes more sense. On average, Gmail users have the most friends on social networks with 46.2 friends while Yahoo users have the least with 40.0. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#Messaging Services#social networks#Social Web#Trends#twitter#web The social media data company Rapleaf has just released the final parts of their 3-part study involving the demographics and online behavior of webmail users. In the first part of the study, gender and age data was examined and revealed some interesting findings…like the fact that Gmail has more female users than male, for example. In the final sections of the study, the company has turned its attention to social networking data to discover more details about webmail users’ social media profiles, memberships and network preferences. Social Network Membership DataIn the latterparts of the study, the company looked specifically at social network membership data for users of the AOL, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo webmail services. Not surprisingly, the study found that Facebook was the most popular network across the board. What’s more interesting is how well MySpace fared in some cases. On both the Hotmail and Yahoo webmail services, Facebook only had a small lead. Here, around 20% of all Hotmail and Yahoo webmail users were found to be on Facebook and MySpace. What does this reveal about the Hotmail and Yahoo user base? That they’re a little more behind the times? Or that they’ve been around on the net longer and at one time had created (and possibly now abandoned) their MySpace pages? Unfortunately, the study can’t provide us with these sorts of answers. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Since again, Gmail users tend to be younger than the rest, it goes to reason that they would be in a demographic where their peers are more likely to have social membership profiles. Older webmail users, meanwhile, are still signing up for these sites. Although baby boomersand other middle-aged folks are joining sites like Facebook in droves these days, social networks are still dominated by the young. MethodologyFor the Rapleaf study, the company sampled 120,000 webmail accounts from users with @aol.com, @gmail.com, @hotmail.com and @yahoo.com email addresses. They then looked into the users’ age, gender and social networking data by collecting information from public social media profiles. Obviously, in doing so, they’ve skewed their findings a bit, as the company notes in their original blog post. However, the sample size is large enough to form some conclusions about the members of these services, even if it relied on a particular subset of users. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts last_img read more

Salesforce Is Making Its Play For The Mobile Enterprise Developer

first_img“As far as I can tell, it is a renaissance in mobile right now,” said Salesforce VP of developer relations Adam Seligman. “There are hundreds of new libraries and frameworks popping up right now. There are hundreds of thousands of new apps popping up. We want to be right in the middle of that and make sure that the enterprise and customers have these hundreds of thousands of apps for business.”Consumer Solutions For Enterprise ProblemsOne of the reasons that apps have exploded in the last couple of years is that companies have worked to lower the barrier to entry for building and designing mobile apps. Services like Conduit have created templates and libraries that make it easy to turn any website into a mobile app, providing all the cloud integration, design templates and app functionality that a consumer-facing app would need through a few simple clicks. Salesforce’s goal is to take that approach and apply it to the enterprise.As Gold told me by email:Salesforce, while it has some tools of its own, is not really a leader in any mobile app dev sense of the word. It is specific to its own platform, and not going after a general purpose audience of mobile developers. Still, this is not a bad strategy as it can quickly build up a portfolio of mobile apps tied to its backends that preempts its large customer base from thinking about switching (although the alternative players in this space aren’t so great at mobile either).What has Salesforce really done here? It has made it pretty easy to build your apps … on Salesforce. Despite the open source library of app templates, Salesforce really only cares about getting its clients to use its cloud, its services, its data integration. In that way, Salesforce is really no different from the rest of the mobile ecosystem full of companies that want to lock you into their proprietary platforms.  Tags:#app development#cloud services#enterprise Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Salesforce wants to make itself a one-stop-shop for mobile enterprise developers.The cloud services and customer management company is aiming to place itself at the center of the enterprise app revolution. Just like it did when enterprises started coming online over the last 15 or so years, Salesforce is building toolsets for enterprises developers—ones that Salesforce says they can use to build just about app their companies will need for smartphones or tablets.See also: Why Mobile Developers Are Really Starting To Embrace The EnterpriseSalesforce isn’t alone in its mobile-enterprise ambitions, of course. Appcelerator has a similar suite of tools for developers to build enterprise apps, while IBM, Google and Apple all have programs to help companies take their data to the cloud and to build the apps they need. Mobile cloud service companies (often known as “backend as a service”) like Parse, StackMob, Kinvey and others have focused on enterprise data and integration.Salesforce also battles its traditional rivals such as Oracle, Microsoft and SAP for mindshare among enterprise developers. This group (outside of Microsoft’s Windows-focused mobile products) has not been particularly adept at handling the mobile revolution. Salesforce’s aim is to out-nimble its old competitors while getting developers to build apps that hook into its existing cloud and customer relationship products as quickly as it possibly can.Where Salesforce Fits In“Salesforce is trying to extend its ability to get lots of smallish apps quickly tied into its platform for mobile Salesforce users,” said Jack Gold, principal analyst at J.Gold & Associates, in an email to ReadWrite. “That is their key objective. Doing it through supporting various templates and various programming models widens their ability to get big numbers of apps (much as they did in the early days with PC apps).” The mobile revolution still has a long way to move through the large organizations of the world. Companies that have built one or two core apps now find themselves in need of an app for everything they do, be it customer relations, marketing or internal efficiency. Enterprise is not a monoculture world of iPhone or Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry or the mobile Web. Corporations across the world use all of these platforms. Their apps need to work across all the mobile platforms and enterprise developers need a toolset that gives them the flexibility to work within any environment they need.In April, Salesforce tossed its hat in the ring with a product it called Salesforce Platform Mobile Services. This suite was really a set of tools meant to accelerate the production of enterprise apps that use Salesforce data.On Tuesday, Salesforce expanded its platform with refinements that intended to make it easier for enterprise developers—who may or may not be using Salesforce for customer management or cloud data—to design and develop mobile apps.Salesforce mobile app galleryThe addition to the Salesforce Platform Mobile Services includes four main ingredients:Design templates for enterprise apps: Seligman said that Salesforce saw that a lot of enterprises have the developers they need to build functional apps, but not the designers. So, Salesforce did the work for them and has come out with 20 templates for app design that can be easily integrated by enterprise developers. The templates are open source, made from HTML and CSS and link to a GitHub repository where enterprise developers can cut and paste or modify the code as needed. Developers that don’t use Salesforce for their cloud data will also be able to use these templates.Mobile Gallery: After the announcement of the Mobile Services platform, Seligman and his team went on a tour around the world to see what enterprise CIOs and developers wanted. The reaction?Show me. While Salesforce talks a big game about how it is trying to making enterprise developers lives easier by providing tools and easy framework integration, CIOs wanted to see what could really be done. So Salesforce created the mobile gallery of work from other companies for inspiration to sell mobile services.Mobile Packs: As mentioned above, not every enterprise is built the same or has the same processes. Salesforce is well aware of this. Hence Salesforce is creating the ability for enterprise developers to work through as many different integrated developer environments (IDE), tool sets and programming languages as possible to build apps. The Mobile Packs in the latest version of the Salesforce Mobile Platform integrate frameworks like Knockout.js, Appery.io, Sencha Touch and Xamarin.SmartSync Data Framework: A lot of progress has been made in the last couple years for mobile developers to create online/offline modes for mobile content. The ability to cache data from the cloud within an app has been an ongoing developer issue. SmartSync is Salesforce’s instantiation of online/offline mode, creating JavaScript plumbing that developers can use to build apps that work wherever their users happen to be. Related Posts dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

PFL: Meralco tries to bounce back from heavy loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco coach Aris Caslib said the Sparks have moved on from the defeat to the Busmen.“We have picked up training day by day since the Ceres loss and the past few training sessions have been very good,” said Caslib.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMeralco winger Curt Dizon echoed Caslib’s sentiments.“We could dwell on the loss to Ceres or move on,” he said. “We decided to move on.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ FC Meralco Manila tries to shake off the horror of a heavy defeat last week when it clashes with Global Cebu on Saturday, even as Ceres Negros battles a Davao Aguilas side that beefed up its lineup in the Philippines Football League.The Sparks, who suffered a crushing 0-7 loss to Ceres Negros last week, are looking to regain top spot with a victory over Global in the 4 p.m. clash at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lyceum’s Perez a thorn to former squad; San Beda, Jose Rizal turn back foeslast_img read more

13 days agoNapoli captain Insigne: I DO row with Ancelotti

first_imgNapoli captain Insigne: I DO row with Ancelottiby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli captain Lorenzo Insigne admits he rows with coach Carlo Ancelotti.Insigne was dropped for their Champions League draw with KRC Genk.“My rapport with Ancelotti is a bit odd, as at times we have had rows, but that’s all down to our respective personalities,” Insigne told Rai Sport.“Carlo remains an extraordinary Coach and I really hope to win with him. Over two years of training sessions, when I arrived late or irritable, at times I’ve responded to some of his observations, but these are incidents that start and end there, they don’t get dragged on.“Obviously, that’s not all that happens, as I can joke around with the Coach too. Since he’s been at the club, he has never forced me to take on a role I didn’t want.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: Steve Spurrier Attempting To Hire Jon Hoke As South Carolina Defensive Coordinator

first_imgSteve Spurrier watches on during game.COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks watches on during their game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Twitter/@ESPNChiBears Twitter/@ESPNChiBearsJon Hoke has been an NFL assistant since 2002. His last stint in college was as Florida defensive coordinator under Steve Spurrier from 1999-2001, and now the Head Ball Coach is trying to reel his former assistant back to the SEC, according to reports.South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is trying to hire Chicago Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke to lead the Gamecocks defense next season, according to multiple sources. This would be the third time Spurrier, since arriving at South Carolina, has attempted to lure Hoke back to the college game. Hoke was Spurrier’s defensive coordinator at Florida from 1999-2001 and has coached in the NFL with the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears ever since. Spurrier reached out to Hoke upon arriving in Columbia in 2004 (hired John Thompson) and in 2007 (hired Brian VanGorder and ultimately Ellis Johnson).Hoke, who is the older brother of former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, helped Spurrier and Florida win 29 games during his three seasons in Gainesville.[WISTV]last_img read more

Video: Lee Corso Finally Picks Michigan State On College GameDay

first_imgThree times this year, ESPN College GameDay analyst Lee Corso had the opportunity to pick Michigan State. Three times he opted not to, and consequently, lost. It appears that he’s finally a believer.Saturday, Corso, in Indianapolis ahead of the Big Ten title game between the Spartans and the Iowa Hawkeyes, picked MSU to win the conference. He donned a large Spartans helmet to make his pick. Here’s video, via FanSided’s Mike Dyce.Corso picks Michigan State pic.twitter.com/F7YIQ1I5Yl— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) December 5, 2015Lee Corso is 0-3 picking against @MSU_Football in @ChevyTrucks #SaturdaySelections this year. He learned his lesson! pic.twitter.com/Ga5f0ftKmx— ESPN (@espn) December 5, 2015Corso’s blessing isn’t exactly a good thing – he’s just 3-10 on the year. That being said, Michigan State fans are still probably feeling pretty good about his decision.last_img read more

Video: Roy Williams Tees Off On ESPN

first_imgRoy Williams tees off on ESPN.roy williams tees off on espn green roomNorth Carolina head coach Roy Williams is upset with ESPN – and he had no problem letting everyone know on Friday. Williams, ahead of his team’s contest against Boston College this Saturday, expressed that he isn’t a fan of how the network seems to focus on the “green room” players during broadcasts – meaning the players who are locks to be first round NBA Draft picks. He thinks that the game of college basketball is great – and ESPN shouldn’t just be giving the next-level players attention.Here’s video, via North Carolina:Williams makes some good points, but it’s not as-if he hasn’t seen his own share of “green room” players come through his program. Regardless, we don’t expect the network to change its ways.last_img read more