FIRST LOOK: Hip-hop icon E-40 teams with 49ers on new music video

first_imgE-40, one of the top Bay Area hip-hop artists of all time, has recorded a new music video at the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.The video is for “Niner Gang,” an ode to E-40’s beloved 49ers that has already proved popular with fans of the football team.Video Playerhttps://www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Niner-Gang-Music-Video.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or …last_img

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first_imgFit firstEndorphins Corrective Exercise StudioStrength and conditioning coach and celebrity fitness trainer Ranadeep Moitra’s chain of gyms are well-known by the name Endorphin Corrective Exercise Studio. Now, Moitra has a new offering and that too in the centre of Park Street-a short walk from the city’s hippest Restaurants, lounges and,Fit firstEndorphins Corrective Exercise StudioStrength and conditioning coach and celebrity fitness trainer Ranadeep Moitra’s chain of gyms are well-known by the name Endorphin Corrective Exercise Studio. Now, Moitra has a new offering and that too in the centre of Park Street-a short walk from the city’s hippest Restaurants, lounges and offices. Besides its unique location, what makes this 5,000 sq ft studio stand out is its focus on primal movements and corrective exercises. “Our bodies don’t function the way they used to because of our lifestyle. Primal workout is based on the body’s seven primary movements-squat, gait, lunge, bend, push, pull and rotate,” says Moitra. Besides improving one’s daily movement, it also helps correct any imbalances in one’s system that could be caused by lack of exercise or due to a minor sports injury.With a long running track meant for tyre flips and mobility exercises, a separate area for chops and another for deadlifts and squats, the gym is designed so that no one needs to wait for their turn at the machines. The studio also boasts of swanky changing rooms and showers for men and women and a small “chill area” for watching TV or catching up on emails in between workouts.Price: Rs 16,000 for 3 months and Rs 24,000 for 6 monthsAt: Endorphins Corrective Studio, Celica Park, 24 Park StreetTel: 46048040 Model sporting a Bengal handloom silk sari, Sambalpuri ikat blouse, and an ikat cape by Soumodeep Dutta. Photo: Subir Halder. Model Upasana Acharya. Make up: Babushona Saha. Hair: Kunal SahaEast Is EastSoumodeep DuttaLabeladvertisementSoumodeep Dutta, 30, debuted with the Young Fashion Awards segment in Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017. As a Bengali growing up in Dhanbad, the designer was not only inspired by traditional Bengali weaves and fabrics, but also of that of the neighbouring state, Odisha.His most recent collection Aalo, meaning light, merges techniques and weaves from both states. The sambalpuri ikat of Orissa and fine handloom silks from Bengal as well as embroidery and Kantha from Bengal are the three forms of crafts seen on his clothing. The silk woven in Nadia is unique and woven specifically for his label. Fine silk by cotton or silk by silk weaves that are lightweight and feature between 100 to 120 counts, give the material a soft diaphanous organza like look. “But unlike organza, this material is handwoven and is not stiff,” says Dutta who is a graduate of National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Delhi. The colour palette is predominantly dark, with black red and grey dominating the scheme.The silhouettes and motifs send out a spiritual message and are inspired by Buddhism. So there are a lot of unstitched drapes and toga-like dresses. “The garments are inspired from the age-old traditions of wearing a piece of cloth like antariya or uttariya or a sari. Most garments are draped with a single piece of cloth,” he says. The four leaf ikat motif on capes and jackets has been embroidered over with fine kantha techniques to look like a lotus.Price Rs 8,000 onwardsEmail [email protected] / [email protected] LoveDevina JunejaLeather is a medium that designer Devina Juneja, 34, fell in love with after “marrying a tanner”. Working in the leather industry inspired her to start her own accessories label titled Suede by Devina Juneja in 2012, and in 2018, she started her eponymous label for apparel as well. “I think we are all still a little hung up on branded leather bags. I was also keen to create apparel using leather,” says Juneja talking about her new apparel brand.Juneja’s leather apparel is not just about biker jackets but leather as appliqués and embellishments. She first started with a line of shawls and stoles with leather embellishments and for this season, her line is all about easy to layer pieces like kimonos, jackets and trench coats. Most of them can be worn as outer layers pieces or as dresses or tunics. For example the blue wool trench coat that Devina wears as a layer could easily worn as a wrap dress.The colours for this season are navy, olive, grey with some on pops of mustard. In terms of other fabrics, she’s used wool, organza, net or tulle and crepe. Each garment goes through a considerable number of processes before it is ready. Leather pieces are either diecut or laser-cut, then hand painted or shaded and rivets or chain links and zips seen then attached to fabrics often with “hardware” she would use in her bags and only then is the fabric ready to be cut and put together as an outfit. Small on bags add texture to the garment.advertisementPrice: Rs 18,000 onwardsAt: Devina Juneja, 44 Matheswartalla RoadTel: 9830068686 Mita Jatia (L) in a belt anarkali gown and Dipika Agarwal in a lehenga sari by Peppermint Diva. Photo: Subir HalderColour RulesPeppermint DivaCousins Dipika Agarwal and Mitaa Jatia decided to name their label Peppermint Diva because they wanted to start a brand that was “minty fresh” and one that would make any woman feel like a diva.Their pretty grey and white first floor boutique on Allenby Road is done up using pop pastel accents which they change according to their newest collections. “Colour play has always been a staple at Peppermint Diva,” says Jatia. Agarwal explains that the occasionwear label has bright offbeat colours perfect for a mehendi and sangeet ceremony or a cocktail do.Pale pistachio green, soft peach and old rose dominate the store. They are already a hot favourite amongst the Bollywood brigade, including big names such as Madhuri Dixit Nene, Karisma Kapoor, Vidya Balan and others. Closer home, Tollywood’s newest leading lady Rukmini Maitra recently sported their peachy pink drape anarkali. Their newest collection for winter also features a lot of white, ivory and cream. Whites played up with sequins, delicate French knots and zardozi and embroidered flowers give the outfits a lovely ethereal vibe.Their designs are all about taking away the fuss that accompanies wearing heavy drapes. “All our outfits are easy to put on and are all about zipping it and being on the go. We understand that most young women do not have the time to pleat a saree, even if they know how to wear one,” says Agarwal. So, their pieces could be a saree that is as easy as sliding into a dress. anarkali sarees, ruffle sarees, and pant sarees-silhouettes that are not just great ethnic wear pieces but also work as smarter outfits more appropriate for cocktails or formal evenings. And for these occasions, their colour palette is all about black and dark richer hues such as deep maroons, emeralds and navy.Price: 18,000 onwardsAt: Peppermint Diva, 8A Allenby Road, first floor. Floor above Fabricca Della PizzaTel: 9831096767Web: instagram.com/peppermintdiva_by_deepika_mita/last_img read more

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At least two police officers injured in Abbotsford BC

first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Police say at least two officers were injured and a suspect is in custody in Abbotsford, B.C., following an incident that took place around noon today.Police say there are no outstanding public safety concerns, but the area around Mt. Lehman Road near the Fraser Highway will be an investigative scene for some time.An employee of a nearby business says at about 12 p.m. he heard two gunshots before hearing sirens approaching the area.Police did not immediately provide any further details and could not be reached for comment, but they have scheduled a news conference.The witness says police are investigating on the road between a Shell gas station and a McDonald’s.Employees who answered the phones at the gas station and the fast-food restaurant said they have been told not to speak to the media.The Independent Investigations Office, which investigates police related incidents of death or serious harm, says it has sent investigators to the scene.last_img read more

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San Diego Humane Society law enforcement seizes more than 80 birds from

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Humane Society officers seized more than 80 birds Wednesday that were being kept in unsanitary conditions in a Rancho Bernardo apartment.Veterinarians from the Humane Society examined each bird prior to transporting them to the organization’s San Diego campus. The birds, mostly cockatiels, will be quarantined for further examination for possible diseases.“It is extremely sad to see animals living like this, but we are glad we are able to get these birds the care they need,” said Humane Society Law Enforcement Sgt. Laurel Monreal.Humane Society law enforcement officers, akin to animal control personnel, are continuing to investigate the case. The Humane Society encouraged residents to report similar animal emergencies or neglect by calling their animal-related emergency line at (619) 299-7012, which is answered between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. January 23, 2019 More than 80 birds are now being unloaded at our San Diego Campus. They have arrived safely. pic.twitter.com/lpBdbALAkh— San Diego Humane Society (@sdhumane) January 23, 2019 San Diego Humane Society law enforcement seizes more than 80 birds from Apartment Updated: 10:45 PM Posted: January 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Going beyond just pottery

first_imgWhen a Professor decides to hang up her boots and probe hidden embers of firing and glazes and clay constructions – it becomes more than a mere pilgrim’s journey. Manjari Sharma’s affair with stoneware began more than 15 years ago when exploring clay meant going beyond pots and bowls and platters – exploring clay meant an embodiment of the gestural spontaneity and visual momentum of abstraction as well as gauging degrees of expressionism along with the dramatic Shakespearean – like acceptance of imperfections that characterizes the creation of sculptural pottery in all its manifestations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfManjari works with a personal structural vocabulary which she pours overthrown shapes including cylinders, bowls, plates, clay slabs, and whatever forms her hand or mallet could pierce, press, pinch or paddle. Pottery is not only bowls and pots and platters, pottery is a journey that enfolds and explores and experiments with forms and glazes and textures and expression. Manjari moves a step ahead with human expressions that are full of drama and deep intensity. Her lamps with quirky lips are delightful, her bowls with human hands are truly sculptural, her jars with lids that have fingers are a statement in the power of human emotions. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”A very noticeable outcome of my journey within was a loss of fear and hence the ability to play more. In the celebration of the “human experience”, I found greater acceptability of the good with the bad or the pretty with the ugly. I realized that everything is contextual. There are no absolute truths. In fact, I feel that perfection and beauty are fairly violent concepts they are so non-inclusive,” says sculptor Manjari Sharma. Curator Uma Nair who has followed her works for 20 years says,”Manjari doesn’t merely throw pots, she builds and fashions them. Indeed, she uses a potter’s wheel on which to spin the initial clay forms; but after that first rudimentary step the traditional method of wheel-thrown pottery is dramatically overturned.” The show which opened on April 16, will run till April 23 at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan.last_img read more

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BJP Modi speaking about religion which is not Hinduism

first_imgIslampur: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said Hindusthan will be set up through the Lok Sabha election and not Modisthan or BJPsthan. She was addressing a rally here on Tuesday afternoon.Banerjee said Modi and BJP are talking about a religion which is not Hinduism. “Hinduism talks about tolerance and acceptance and they are talking about hatred. In the name of preservation of cows, many people have been lynched. They are spreading hatred everywhere. This Hindusthan is Modisthan and BJPsthan. We do not want this. We want a Hindusthan where people will live peacefully and there will be communal harmony and peace,” she said, adding: “BJP is inciting one religion against the other and in the name of religion, they have unleashed a reign of terror. We want to come out of this,” she maintained. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataReferring to Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah as Duryodhan and Dushshashan, she said: “The duo has come to destroy the social fabric in our country. Never in the past have I seen so much hatred and disrespect for others. This is not Indian tradition. Indians are respected for their tolerant views.” Banerjee said the SC, ST, minorities and dalits will vote against Modi. “The SCs, STs and Dalits have been tortured in different areas. In Jharkhand, they have been thrown out from their land. In Uttar Pradesh and Assam, Muslims have been tortured by BJP workers and the state governments do not take any action against them,” she said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”They should first see the law and order situation in their own states before commenting on the situation in Bengal. They come to Bengal to disturb the areas. They incite the people living in the hills against those living in the plains to win elections,” Banerjee added. The Trinamool supremo said demonetisation has affected poor people and farmers badly. “Over two crore people have lost their jobs and 12,000 farmers have committed suicide after failing to pay loans. People have stood in long queues to withdraw their own money from the banks. Modi had said note ban will stop circulation of money among terrorists, but in reality terrorist attacks have been the highest during Modi’s time,” she said. Banerjee questioned why no action was taken to save the lives of the jawans in Pulwama despite prior information, adding: “It’s a matter of shame for BJP that its leaders are talking about the achievements of the Army in its election speeches.” “Just as Ma Durga had killed Asura, the women of the country will vote against BJP to oust Modi and set up a secular pro-development government,” she said.last_img read more

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Heres How to Stop Third Parties From Reading Your Gmail

first_imgSeptember 24, 2018 Children pass notes, and high school students send text messages. But twenty-somethings, eighty-somethings and everyone in between tend to gravitate to email.As we age, our primary method of communication may change, but our expectations of privacy remain relatively constant. But when it comes to email, a letter from Google to lawmakers revealed that those expectations may be moot.The letter, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was sent in advance of the tech giant’s scheduled appearance at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Sept. 26. The issue on the docket is safeguards for consumer privacy, and senior executives from Google will appear alongside those of Apple, Amazon, Twitter, AT&T and Charter Communications.The main revelation from the letter? Though Google itself stopped mining users’ emails for ad targeting purposes in 2017, it continues to allow third-party app developers to do so. What’s more, as long as Google okays the privacy policy beforehand, app developers are free to share that data with any number of partners and third parties.A whole host of apps offer useful services that may tempt Gmail users to sign up — tracking purchases to alert you to potential retroactive discounts, helping to manage a flooded inbox, planning flights according to best purchase times. But data such as what you’re buying, where you plan to travel and when you tend to check your email is valuable to advertisers who aim to target you more accurately, and app developers are often well-compensated for sharing it with partners.Perhaps the most unsettling practice that’s come to light here: It’s not just algorithms that can scan your inbox. At some app companies, employees themselves have been known to read users’ emails to help improve the software.There is a caveat: Google has to give privacy policies the green light beforehand, which usually involves making sure the document is “easily accessible to users to review before deciding whether to grant access,” wrote Susan Molinari, a vice president at Google, in the letter. Be that as it may, that’s likely not enough for the vast majority of Americans: A 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that 74 percent said it’s “very important” to them to be in control of who has access to their information. And since Gmail claims the lion’s share of today’s email market, it’s important to take a close look at exactly what Google is doing to protect users’ personal data.Ahead of the Senate hearing on Sept. 26, here’s a step-by-step guide for how to see exactly which companies can access your email — or share it with third parties.1. Click on your Gmail account photo on the upper right-hand corner of your email inbox.2. Click the blue button labeled “Google Account.”3. Inside the “Sign-in & Security” box on the left, choose “Apps with account access.”4. You should see a list of “Apps with access to your account” — click “Manage Apps” for more information.5. Click on each of the apps in the list to see what they have permission to view and do (for example: “Read, send, delete and manage your email”).6. Revoke access for the apps of your choice. (Remember, if a service is free, you — and your data — are often the product.) 3 min read Register Now »center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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