A famous Liberian US-based R&B singer known as Jaway has released his newest single called “When Will We Learn”.The song appears to defy the taboo of most cultures that there is nothing of the past that doesn’t affect either the present or the future.His lyrical abilities and the rhythm mix in this song are exceptional.Its message grasps the mind with emotional feeling which hold great power when listening to it.In an exclusive interview with Lib LIFE, the singer revealed the true meaning of his latest track and what inspired him to write such an amazing song. “What inspired me in writing such a song was almost everything. Our shortcomings today reveal that we refuse to learn from the past thinking that we are smarter than our history,” he stated in his profile release.“The only difference between our past and the future is how they are presented, but the past still does exist, says Jaway.According to Jaway, if people start taking a keen look into history, they will notice that the same tactics of ignorance and fear are still being used today.“Our past is the most painful, hurtful and devastating experiences we tend not to speak about,” Jaway says,“But, by putting those particles of our past under a magnifying glass, it will allow us to create a wider, clearer and better path for our future,” he said.Born and raised by a single mother and grandmother, Jaway was recruited into the church choir at a very young age.His first musical experience he remembers was against his will.“I was dragged to church kicking and screaming. You see, it was not so much that I did not want to sing in the choir. I was just more interested in sports, going to the beach and playing with my friends”, he smiled.Jaway released his first album in 2009 called Decontee, which means “There’s time for everything”, in his native Kru dialect. He also added that his 14 year experience in the Liberian civil war are reflected in his first album.In 2009, Jaway was nominated for “Artist of the Year” at the Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA). In May 2010, he topped the LA- R&B chart for Reverbnation. In June of 2014 he came in at top three of LA’s Reverbnation R&B charts.“We should learn that history is our best lesson. We deserve the freedom to be who we are and to live happily without fear about the past” he shared.His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify and Reverbnation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The old simple story that early modern humans migrated out of Africa 40,000 years ago and took over Europe from brutish Neanderthals just got more complicated. A new theory mentioned in National Geographic News now proposes that they took a side trip to India first, 70,000 years ago. After knocking off Heidelberg Man there, they moved west 30,000 years later and took over Europe. This is the new story line proposed by Michael Petraglia and Hannah James of Cambridge. Petraglia said, “I realized that, my god, modern humans might have wiped out Homo heidelbergensis in India. Modern humans may have been responsible for wiping out all sorts of ancestors around the world.”We’ll award that line Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week. To interpret stories like this, you have to understand that it is all just a game. The object is to get mentioned in National Geographic, preferably on the cover, by saying something just controversial enough to draw attention to oneself without ever throwing the whole enterprise of evolutionary paleoanthropology into doubt.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Many startups are primarily staffed by 20-somethings that want to save the world… or at least enable you to use your smartphone to make that food truck purchase. While millennials bring a great deal of creativity and energy to a startup, there’s one area they lack: experience. While this isn’t always a negative, in the area of social media it’s almost a deal-killer.At least, if you’re an old fogey parent like me.Millennials Create A World In Their ImageAs Courtney Boyd Meyers, 28 years old and founder of Audience.io, highlights in a Huffington Post article, “We have a lot of stupid apps out there that are all about finding next best restaurant–products geared toward 20-somethings–and I think we’re missing out on products that the rest of the world can use.” Sadly, one of those “products that the rest of the world can use” is also the type of product millennials are both best- and worst-suited to create.Social media applications.Don’t get me wrong. Millennials are the perfect age to figure out how to move social networking off a distinctly a-social device (the computer) and onto mobile phones, snapping and sharing photos while enabling a constant stream of data chattering back and forth. Millennials were born online, and a particular kind of “online”: mobile. This experience of growing up mobile is essential to developing the future of social media applications.But it’s also a hindrance when it comes to securing those applications.Parenting In The Social Media AgeGiven the trend toward delaying childbirth – the average age of the first-time mother in 1970 was 21, but in 2008 was 25.1 – this means most millennials have no real concept of parental controls. Including the 30% of millennials who still live at home with their parents.For those who think that parental controls don’t matter, perhaps you’ve missed the ethics of game developers like Candy Crush. Such games depend upon “coercive monetization tactics” that are designed to prey upon those most likely to pour money into an obsessive game. Perhaps it’s fair to suggest that adults can take care of themselves, but what if it’s not an adult being pwned by the game? What if, as I’ve written before, it’s my 13-year old son?And what if my son and others his age are constantly barraged by porn on Instagram and other social media? Still fair game?Instagram Gives Parents The Cold ShoulderYou may think so, but I don’t. And guess what? I’m the parent. However, the parental controls on apps like Instagram are nonexistent. In response to parental concerns about child safety on Instagram, here’s the best it can do:We appreciate your concern for your child’s use of our application, but unfortunately we cannot give you access to the account or take any action on the account at your request. We are generally forbidden by privacy laws against giving unauthorized access to someone who is not an account holder.How comforting. Instagram is happy to set up a Wild West of photo sharing, with porn a simple search or hashtag away, but is unwilling to allow parents to gate access to that content. Perhaps because not a single one of its employees appears to have teenage children. Whatever your views on pornography, a growing body of evidence suggests that it’s highly addictive. Given that teen brains are still forming, inflicting an addictive influence on her at that age is hardly fair.Letting Kids Be KidsSo parents like me simply want ways to enable a safe experience on Instagram and other social media, sharing photos and other elements of their lives. I’m not looking to micromanage my children, but rather to let them grow up without having to grapple with adult issues while still processing them through a teenage brain and body.This really isn’t too much to ask. In the early days of the Internet, all sorts of software was developed to help parents keep the good of the Internet in their homes while sifting out at least some of the bad. But such software was built by an older generation. Today’s millennials are creating social media in their image. I just wish some Parental Guidance was involved.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Instagram#parents#social media#teenagers The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Matt Asay A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wished the Malayalees a happy Onam and hoped that the Keralites would be able to overcome the difficulties caused by the recent floods in the state and witness a good harvest next season.“Wishing my Malayalee brothers and sisters a #HappyOnam, Ms. Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.“We are sure you will overcome the pain of the destruction caused by the devastating #KeralaFloods and prepare for a bountiful harvest next year,” she added. In the ongoing monsoon, Kerala witnessed severe flooding following unusual heavy rainfall. About 231 people were killed in Kerala since August eight and over 10.40 lakh others are lodged in 2,770 camps across the state, official sources said.
AutoNation, Inc., America’s largest automotive retailer, announced that the multi-platinum pop singer, songwriter and record producer Andy Grammer, will return to perform at the AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate and Pre-Game Concert at Tinker Field, adjacent to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 15, 2018.AutoNation will sponsor the fourth AutoNation Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium, to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. BCRF is also the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.Grammer will be performing at the AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate and Pre-Game Concert, fresh off his Good Parts Tour Driven by AutoNation DrivePink in select markets. Early detection and raising awareness became important to the pop artist after losing his mother, Kathy to breast cancer.Andy Grammer said, “I am happy to once again join AutoNation and its commitment to Drive Pink. So many people have been affected by Cancer, and we need to continue to fight for a cure.”Each ticket to the AutoNation Cure Bowl game admits entry into the AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate and Pre-Game Concert. Tickets can be purchased by visiting CureBowl.com. The Pre-Game Concert will start at 11:30 am. Kick-off is at 1:30 pm.
In the digital space, Hanley Wood, LLC took home several B2B category awards for Architecture Magazine, including Use of Twitter and Overall Use of Social Media.To view the complete list of honorable mentions and winners, visit the Eddie & Ozzie Awards website. Nearly 300 magazine media professionals gathered to celebrate industry achievements in editorial and design at FOLIO:’s 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards breakfast at The Yale Club in New York City on Thursday. More than 230 awards were handed out across the entire publishing spectrum including B2B, consumer and association publishers. A majority of the awards were centered on print, but more than 60 were dedicated to digital excellence. The “Top Places to Work in Media” were also recognized during the breakfast and included companies such as Northstar Travel Media and Kargo. Several consumer titles were honored with multiple awards this year. Meredith Corporation took home numerous awards for several of their brands, including Allrecipes, Diabetic Living, Parents and More magazine.National Geographic led the way in the Association/Non-Profit (Consumer) categories, winning four awards for National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Traveler. Time Inc. also snagged a few design awards for cover design, feature design and overall design.
Global rating agency Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday that the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley “is largely in line” with the current rating of the country.The comments from the rating agency come in the wake of Jaitley sticking to fiscal deficit target of 3.5 percent for the next fiscal year.”What we’ve heard is largely in line with the current rating and the current outlook. There was nothing too surprising in the budget. This is fairly in line with what we had expected,” Atsi Sheth — Associate Managing Director of Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service — told Reuters.”They have stuck to the fiscal deficit target. We always said fiscal consolidation would continue, but slowly, and that’s indeed what the finance minister’s budget is saying,” Sheth said.Most of the analysts had expected the finance minister to announce a higher fiscal deficit target amid slowing economic growth.Currently, Moody’s has a rating of “Baa3,” its lowest investment grade rating, for India. In April last year, the agency raised the country’s outlook to “positive” from “stable.”Meanwhile, Standard & Poor’s also retained its rating of “BBB-” for India following the announcement of budget, saying that it does not expect a change in rating until next year.”The government’s debt burden and subsidy spending continue to significantly constrain its fiscal policy options,” Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Kyran Curry said in a statement to the new agency. “Interest payments and subsidies account for almost 40% of total budgetary expenditure.”
Kolkata: West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra Tuesday welcomed the statement by CPI(M) politburo member Surya Kanta Mishra urging Left workers to vote in favour of Congress candidates to stop the BJP from returning to power in Chhattisgarh. Mishra, who is a secretary of Bengal unit of CPI(M), on Monday had said that in seats where the CPI(M) or Left parties do not have candidates in Chhattisgarh assembly elections, the party workers should vote in favour of the Congress as it is the only alternative against the “communal and anti-people” BJP. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Assembly polls will be held in Chhattisgarh in two phases on November 12 and 20. “We welcome the statement from CPI(M). We will inform the our party leadership about it. But it was CPI(M) which had walked out of the alliance after 2016 assembly polls,” Mitra said while reacting to Mishra’s statement on Tuesday. The Congress and the CPI(M)-led Left Front had forged an alliance in Bengal during the 2016 assembly polls to fight against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Although the coalition failed to oust the Mamata Banerjee-led party, the alliance had managed to win 76 seats, with Congress and the Left Front winning 44 and 32 seats respectively. However, post election CPI(M) walked out of the alliance as party’s central committee had opposed the understanding. Mishra’s statement drew sharp reactions from BJP and TMC. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said both the parties are “spent force” in state politics and it hardly makes a difference whether they are fighting elections in an alliance or separately. Senior TMC leader and West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim said neither CPI(M) nor Congress are “serious” about fighting against BJP and that is reason all of them are having a “tacit understanding against BJP”. “The CPI(M), Congress and BJP are all the same in Bengal. Only TMC is fighting against the divisive politics of BJP,” he said.
KEIRON Cunningham has been giving his thoughts ahead of this week’s First Utility Super League Super 8s game with Hull FC.Saints head into the match on the back off a 26-16 loss at Catalans – but have put that to bed as they aim to return to winning ways at Langtree Park.“We were really disappointed with the result but we have to move on,” Cunningham said. “We would have liked to have got the points but we have a game this week to recoup some form.“We were a little bit off in some areas and had plenty of chances. I thought we were a little harshly done too as well. There was a lopsided penalty count and a try disallowed that I thought was a try all the way. Having seen it a few times there is no way it cannot be a try. But, there’s nothing we can do about it now and we have to look ahead to the next match.“Some of the senior players weren’t as great as they could have been. When they lost a man – and it was a shoulder charge to the head – we still had plenty of opportunities. There was the disallowed try, Matty Dawson should have scored in one corner and Josh Jones should have put Adam Swift away in the other.“We had those chances even though we didn’t play that great. They didn’t score in the second half other than goals but it was two points lost for us.”He continued: “We faced Catalan and they had to win, now have Hull FC who have to do the same. The draw hasn’t helped us but that is the nature of the competition. The teams around us play these sides later down the track when if they lose a few it won’t matter. We have to play what is in front of us through and once again we had plenty of opportunities to win that game.“Hull played well against Castleford and I have no idea how they lost that game. They looked carefree and it was the best I’d seen them attack all year. To do that at Castleford is no mean feat. They will come at us for sure as all sides do at Langtree Park.“But I have seen something with my boys this week that I haven’t for a couple of weeks. There is a glimmer in their eye and an air of determination to play well this week.”Keiron could welcome back Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook into the line-up after he missed the Catalan game as his wife is expecting. Jordan Turner could come into the reckoning too after being in the 19 man squad last week.And, although he won’t be ready for Hull FC, there’s good news on Tommy Makinson.“He isn’t far off!” Keiron added. “He is training with us and is probably another week away. If he comes through and passes his progressions there’s a good chance he will be back next week.“Atelea Vea is a few weeks off and Jon Wilkin around three to four weeks.”Tickets for Friday’s game are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.