Stars Strut Their Mutts For Best Friends Animal Society

first_imgCelebrities are going to the dogs for Best Friends Animal Society’s annual Strut Your Mutt Presented by BOBS from Skechers.Zosia Mamet, Denise Richards, Michelle Beadle, Natalie Morales and Kristen Renton will each lead their own fundraising packs in both the Los Angeles and New York City community dog walks and festivals.Strut Your Mutt is a 12 city fundraising dog walk, 5K run, and festival that brings together rescue groups, shelters and individuals to celebrate the collective effort of saving the lives of shelter pets. Additionally, through a virtual Strut Your Mutt Challenge, supporters can raise money to help homeless pets in their own communities or for national programs that help to create sweeping changes for homeless pets everywhere.Six events have already been held, but check below for the remaining opportunities.“When Best Friends started its work in 1984, there were approximately 17 million dogs and cats dying in shelters nationwide,” said Gregory Castle, chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society. “Thanks to the leadership of Best Friends, and the efforts of rescue groups and shelters across the country, today that number is down to an estimated 4 million. The donations raised during Strut Your Mutt are used to fund lifesaving adoption programs and spay/neuter services, so that, ultimately, we impact the number of pets entering and leaving the shelters. We won’t stop until we save them all.”Since 2010, Best Friends has raised more than $5.2 million for its animal welfare partners through Strut Your Mutt. The national goal for 2015 is $2.6 million.To get involved, start your own fundraising page or donate to an existing team, please visit thanks to presenting sponsor BOBs by Skechers and national sponsors MINI and Nature’s Variety Instinct.The remaining dates are as follows:San Francisco – October 3 DC Metro Area – October 10 Los Angeles – October 10
St. Louis – October 10 Houston – October 17
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Barcelona will support Dembele says general manager

first_imgThe 21-year-old is being criticized because he has problems with punctuality and was sick during the weekendDuring the week, France national team manager Didier Deschamps was honest and said that Ousmane Dembele had problems with punctuality.The 21-year-old was also sick this weekend and did not appear in Barcelona’s match against Real Betis.But now the Blaugrana general manager Pep Segura has come out in defense of the youngster.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There’s no problem with Dembele,” Segura was quoted by ESPN in a talk with radio Cadena Ser.“It’s a normal situation for a young player with a lot of talent who has arrived at a club as big as Barca, full of great players. He had never experienced that before and there’s an adaptation process that he has to go through.”“He’s really young and he’s never had to get up to adjust to a playing style like ours. We admit he’s finding it difficult. He also recognizes that. What we are doing is working as hard as possible so that he can adapt in the best possible way,” he added.“As of today we have no offers for Dembele and we have no plans to change the structure of the squad.”last_img read more

Yahoo Improves Local LeadGen Services

first_imgSee Also: At the Intersection of Hyper-Local Digital and Regional Magazine PublishersWhile Yahoo! Small Business has been around for more than a decade, the division has expanded its services in the last year with the introduction of marketing and media advisory solutions. Byun says more advertising tools will be released later this year.Yahoo’s move comes as small businesses are spending more of their limited media dollars on digital. Overall budgets have remained flat, but digital now accounts for more than 40 percent of small business ad buys, up from about a quarter of the total spend in 2011, according to a report from media consultancy BIA/Kelsey.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! As city, regional and specialty titles continue to fight for local business listings and ad dollars, massive web corporations are scaling their ground-level efforts and getting into the mix.Yahoo is the latest to up its small business services, launching Yahoo! Localworks, a tool for improving online company profiles. The platform allows small businesses to fix incorrect or incomplete listings around the web and create new ones where none exist. Localworks reaches more than 150 million searchers per month across more than 40 sites in its network, including Yahoo! Local, Bing Local and Yelp.”Online directory listings are one of the key ways that consumers find local products and services they need, but it’s a fragmented medium,” says Tom Byun, vice president of Yahoo! Small Business, in a statement. “It requires businesses to create and maintain listings with multiple companies to ensure they are listed everywhere.”last_img read more

Meghan Trainor Announces Release Date For Her Next Album Treat Myself

first_imgNews Twitter Meghan Trainor Announces Release Date For Her Next Album ‘Treat Myself’ “No Excuses” and “Let You Be Right” have stoked appetites for more treats to comePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jun 19, 2018 – 5:28 pm On June 19 GRAMMY winner Meghan Trainor announced the title and date for her upcoming album — Treat Myself — arriving Aug. 31. Preorders open June 20.First looks, before its title was announced, were provided by the March 1 release of her singles “No Excuses” and the June 4 release of “Let You Be Right.” “No Excuses” reached No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. In May Trainor also keynoted ASCAP’s I Create Music Expo, and since June 7 fans have been able to catch her on the musical competition TV series “The Four” as well. Facebook Meghan Trainor Gets Ready To Treat Herself meghan-trainor-announces-release-date-her-next-album-treat-myself Email As for the album, last December, Trainor became engaged to Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara. Soon after, she told Entertainment Weekly that Sabara and her family members performed on every song from the album.While it seems we’ll have to wait for additional details, Trainor did give a little hint of what to expect: “It’s obviously me being in love and happy,” she said. “And reminding myself to choose happiness and love myself.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

From Los Rakas To Maluca Mala AfroLatino Artists Talk About Representing Their

first_imgNews Email Facebook From Los Rakas To Maluca Mala: Afro-Latino Artists Talk About Representing Their Culture In The Music Industry Afro-Latino Artists: “We Don’t Have To Choose” los-rakas-maluca-mala-afro-latino-artists-talk-about-representing-their-culture-music Twitter Los Rakas and other Afro-Latino artists share their varied experiences in the music industryJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 27, 2019 – 2:09 pm Maluca Mala grew up in New York, but, like so many kids with family from other countries, every summer she would fly to the Dominican Republic to visit her grandmother. Maluca remembers the summer the Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly” hit the airwaves on the island clearly.”All my friends knew the lyrics to the song in English, but they didn’t speak English. They didn’t even know what the words meant,” recalls the electronic artist on a recent phone call from New York City. “I was the translator.”Maluca has been releasing music since the height of Myspace, creating a mesh of sounds: electronic, punk, hip-hop and club with native-to-the-DR merengue, and other Latin sounds. Her lyrics feature female-empowering anthems in English and Spanish and her look demands as much attention, with her long, thick waves being cut short and straight or placed in a high ponytail. Her colorful outfits make her medium skin tone pop. “I really wanted the intention to be, well, how could little old me diversify American radio?” she says of her lyrics. “The intention was, okay, I’m going to do my music in Spanglish because you go overseas and no matter what country you’re in, they’re playing English music on the radio.”An Afro-Latina with roots in a country where it is common to see black Latinos, Maluca sees her value as being able to tap into the English and Spanish language market. In an industry that can easily box in artists—“Being black and having a certain tone or look automatically makes people think you belong in one thing,” former Danity Kane singer and current solo artist Dawn Richard told Pitchfork in 2017—Maluca has stayed her authentic self. “We need to start approaching it from that way. They need us to make things popping,” she says. “Like, we really need to know our worth and our value as brown artists. Like, I know why you want me on that track. Because I’m Latina and you want to make this song hot.” Managing—And Exceeding—ExpectationsHowever, some Afro-Latino artists have had to fight against being molded into just one of their identities.”A lot of expectations were placed upon me based on my color, based on the texture of my hair,” says the independent singer/songwriter and soulful alternative rock artist Joy Villa of some of her experience in the industry.”When I came into the industry people told me a lot of ignorant things, like … you look more Latino when you have straight hair. You should go for the Latin market. You need to learn Spanish, you need to speak better Spanish, you can be accepted then,” says the singer whose mother is African-American, and father is Argentinian and Italian. “Then on the black side, it was like you have to look more black, you have to look [sexier]. I got a lot of the specialization for the black community in music. Unfortunately, it was like, ‘You got to show it. You got to be one of the rap girls, do rap, you do hip-hop, or you have to be like Beyoncé.’”Villa, who calls herself a “rebel” and has made blatant political statements on the red carpet that have brought criticism from the left, didn’t listen to the feedback and has stayed focused on making the one thing she says won’t judge her: music. “That’s where I really found my voice, being confident in my artistic integrity and saying people can’t tell me what I am, because I know who I am. It took a lot of years and self-development of finding that, and I did find it from my peers.”Meanwhile, as Maluca points out, the conversation about being black and Latino is still missing in some Latin cultures. “In a lot of Latin cultures, because of colonialism and slavery, we don’t talk about our blackness. A lot of folks didn’t even want to identify as black, you know?” she says. “Through expanding my view, the world, like living in the East Village, going to an arts school, I was like, oh my gosh, I’m black, too.”Then there’s GRAMMY-nominated Bay Area hip-hop group Los Rakas, who carry their roots in their name utilize Spanglish lyrics to pay homage to those who came before them.”A lot of artists out here, especially in the Bay Area [liked] … how we used Spanglish from the very beginning,” Rich, one half of the duo, says. “We started collaborating with some of the biggest artists out of the Bay Area, and then we started incorporating the Spanish into their songs. It didn’t matter if [it was] R&B from Goapele to E-40. We were actually inspiring them to try to speak in Spanish or do something in Spanish with us, you know?”The cousins, known as Raka Rich and Raka Dun, have roots in Panama—the country that links Central and South America and is home to iconic reggae en Español artist El General. Dun was born in Panama and eventually moved to Oakland with Rich, who was born in the Bay Area. “Naturally when we started making music we just repped our culture, you know what I mean, repped being Afro-Latino because we’re proud of it,” Rich says. “When people would come and meet us they would be intrigued by [our Spanish], because they’ve never seen Black kids speaking in Spanish. It was rare for them.” The group calls themselves Rakas, a Panamanian word used to identify poor rebels, to bring awareness to these roots. Celia Cruz and Ismael Rivera are among the Afro-Latino artists they grew up listening to. “That’s why we call ourselves Los Rakas—because we felt like [our heritage] was not getting recognized, what we contributed to the culture, just being Afro-Latinos,” Rich says. “It’s nothing against nobody else; it’s just more like, we want to let you guys know that we’re out here. It’s more to bring awareness that this culture is also Black culture, but it’s in Spanish, and to pay homage to those people who started it.””They will tell us, ‘Hey, you guys should say ya’ll from Panama, you know what I mean, don’t say ya’ll from California. It’s like no, we’re repping both though,” Dun adds. The group has never felt the need to fit in a box either. “When we started doing music, we just tried everything. We went from doing R&B, to rap, to any genre you can think of—we tried it out from the very beginning. So for us, whenever we wanted to rap in English we’ll rap in English and we’ll put in the album,” Rich says. “We never felt like we had to do what the industry was doing, we were just doing what we wanted to do, just trying different things out, and expanding through our friends.”Finding Success On The InternetThe success Los Rakas have experienced since coming onto the scene in 2006, which includes collabs with classic-punk act Blondie, is thanks in part to the exposure the internet provides. Today, in the post-Napster music-consumption era, many artists are finding ways around industry barriers and building organic audiences with help from free sharing sites like YouTube and SoundCloud.”We went to Chile, or we will go to Mexico, and the people singing the songs word for word… that’s thanks to the internet. Back in the day you had to be on a major record label, and you had to basically go promote yourself in Mexico physically, go promote yourself in Chile,” Dun says. “The internet helped a lot of people to be able to do what we do, and not have to conform to what the industry tells you to do.”RELATED: Tierra Whack Talks Creative Process, Netflix Recommendations And Checkers’ FriesVilla, whose album I Make The Static EP made the Billboard 200 in 2017, points out the success of experimental GRAMMY-nominated rapper Tierra Whack, who has utilized Instagram to boost her career. “She’s so different, she went viral being herself and she released 15 one-minute self-aware tracks making fun of herself, being Whack and different, and sort of the awkward black girl kind of vibe, and I love that. This is the time to be awkward and weird and wonderful and nerdy, and everything you were meant to be,” she says. “I feel like women have stronger voices. Afro-Latinas have strong voices. We’re now getting awareness and invisibility. The music industry has to catch up to what’s happening now.”By the same token, Maluca sees Cardi B’s 2019 Rap Album GRAMMY win for Invasion Of Privacy, which features the bilingual hit “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as a major win. Cardi has roots in the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago. “I do think the industry expects Latinos to have a “Latino” type sound. Cardi B did not do that. She’s from New York, do you know what I mean? Like, hip-hop is part of our vernacular,” she says. “[Cardi B] was like, ‘I don’t have to do music in Spanish [all the time] for you to understand that I’m a Latina.'”Read morelast_img read more

Celebrate St Patricks Day Early With A Dinner Dance At Shriners Auditorium

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce To Hold Music Bingo Bash On March 8In “Business”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Announces 11th Annual Comedy NightIn “Business”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On August 3In “Sports” WILMINGTON, MA — The Shriners are holding a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). A social hour begins at 6pm. Dinner starts at 7pm.The evening features an Irish dinner; music; and prizes. Tickets cost $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact 978-657-4202 x 216.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 read more

Passengers Manchester Airport nightmare Our flight to Bulgaria was delayed for 44

first_img How to claim additional expenses back on delayed/cancelled flights Some of the stranded passengers at Manchester Airport “We even got a text on Tuesday morning saying ‘Welcome to Bulgaria’. It was a generic text, but it really rubbed salt in the wounds.” Read MoreHero Geoff saves neighbour’s life after dragging her out of burning house Paula added: “We’d booked for seven nights – and now it is only five. It has been a real nightmare for us. When I arrived on Monday, I had no idea I would still be at the airport on the Wednesday.” Jackie, aged 51, of Weston Coyney, said: “We’re devastated. It has been very stressful and very emotional.” Watch Next Watch again Passengers Neil and Paula Greatbatch with friend Jackie Bloor Paula says the passengers could see their plane through the airport windows on Monday night – only for it to never take off. Read MoreThieving son stole £60k from disabled mum – and left her unable to pay care home fees The 46-year-old, from Park Hall, said: “Everyone was waiting at the gate. It got close to 6.30pm and nobody was getting on board. We could see the plane, but no-one said we could get on it and the doors were all shut. At about 7.45pm, a man came on the tannoy and said the flight had been cancelled and would be leaving on Tuesday. “Tuesday ended up being a waste of a day as we should have been in Bulgaria. You can’t go out and do anything because you’re right near the airport and your flight time could change at any moment. The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Video Loading Video Unavailable Video Loading Video Unavailable Share this video Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFour Stoke-on-Trent passengers spent the first two nights of their week-long summer holiday grounded in Manchester – after their flight to Bulgaria was delayed for 44 hours. Couples Neil and Paula Greatbatch and Andrew and Jackie Bloor should have departed from Manchester Airport at 6.30pm on Monday. But their Tui flight was cancelled and the 300 passengers spent Monday night in an airport hotel. They were then told the plane would leave at 11.50pm on Tuesday and 12.50am yesterday – only for those departures to never materialise. Read More939 flats are to be built next to Stoke-on-Trent College – and there’s only 17 parking spaces! Now the flight has finally departed – at 2pm yesterday – to allow the couple to start their break at the Riu Helios Paradise Hotel. How to claim expenses back on a delayed flight The video will start in 8Cancel Play nowcenter_img Manchester Airport A spokesman said: “The flight was originally delayed due to short notice changes to our flying programme and then further impacted by a technical issue with the aircraft. Click for Sound Click to playTap to play Video will play in  Watch again Click to playTap to play Video will play in  Watch Next We pay for stories! Send your videos to Travel giant Tui has apologised for the marathon delay. Click for Sound We pay for stories! Send your videos to “Customers have been provided with full-board hotel accommodation and we have offered them a gesture of goodwill or help to find another holiday. “We understand how frustrating a flight delay can be and would like to thank them for their patience.” Share this videolast_img read more