Today, multi-talented rapper, drummer, producer, and bandleader Anderson .Paak has shared a brand-new single, “Tints”, featuring his fellow Southern California-native hip-hop star/Dr. Dre protege Kendrick Lamar. The track was unveiled this morning during an appearance by .Paak on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe after multiple weeks of teasing the collaboration.The track’s beat evokes the aesthetic of the golden-age, West Coast hip-hop in which both artists grew up and which .Paak kept alive on his Grammy-nominated sophomore LP, Malibu. “Tints” begs to be blasted with the windows down as you cruise down the 405—something both artists were no-doubt aware of when they cleverly made the song about needing tints on their windows to keep the paparazzi out of their business (“Bitch, I’m Kendrick Lamar. Respect me from afar”). Give it a listen below: Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints”[Video: Anderson Paak]From various recent interviews, we know that Anderson .Paak is working on two different new albums—one with his band, The Free Nationals, and one solo album (dubbed Oxnard after .Paak’s hometown) executive-produced by Dr. Dre. It’s unclear whether “Tints” will appear on one of these projects or if it’s a stand-alone collab, but the fact that there’s new music coming from .Paak can only mean encouraging things for his patiently waiting fans.While Kendrick Lamar hasn’t dropped much material of “his own” since 2017’s DAMN.—aside from the soundtrack he curated for Marvel‘s Black Panther, which also featured .Paak—we’ve seen him appear as a featured artist on various recently released tracks, including his highly buzzed-about collaboration with Lil Wayne, “Mona Lisa”, on Weezy’s newly released Tha Carter V.For more information on Anderson .Paak’s various upcoming projects, head to his website here. For updates on Kendrick Lamar’s ongoing projects, head here. read more
continue reading » Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Monday introduced legislation – the Access to Credit for Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis Act of 2020 – to provide credit unions with relief under the member business lending (MBL) cap. NAFCU has been working closely with Wyden on the bill, which is similar to legislation introduced in the House, to achieve this relief for the industry in the next coronavirus relief package.“We appreciate Senator Ron Wyden for working with NAFCU to introduce legislation that would provide credit unions with relief from the MBL cap as they help small businesses recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “The MBL cap unnecessarily limits credit unions’ ability to serve small businesses in their communities, and the coronavirus pandemic will only exacerbate the need for small business lending. Senator Wyden’s bill, along with similar, bipartisan proposals in the House, offers a smart, proactive solution that will help our economy get from crisis to recovery by allowing credit unions to provide greater service to many of our nation’s smallest businesses faced with tough economic challenges ahead. We urge Congress to include this reform in upcoming relief packages.”Wyden’s bill mirrors legislation introduced last week by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., and would allow credit unions with CAMEL rating of 1 or 2 to exempt from their MBL cap loans made within the year from when the national emergency that was declared on March 13, 2020, expires to small businesses to aid in their recovery of the coronavirus pandemic. Both bills would also extend changes to the NCUA’s Central Liquidity Facility (CLF) made by the CARES Act through 2021. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more
Concerns over the coronavirus outbreak have begun to take a toll on tourism in North Sulawesi – a popular destination for Chinese visitors – as the province reported declining international tourist numbers in the past week.The Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA) chairperson in North Sulawesi, Merry Karouwan, said concerns regarding the viral outbreak had caused foreign arrivals in the province, particularly those coming from China, to plummet.“Direct flights from China to Manado have been temporarily grounded, directly affecting tourism in North Sulawesi. I hope this will all pass soon,” she said on Wednesday. She said the current situation had left the province with just 30 percent of the usual international arrivals, directly impacting local businesses, including hotels that have been rendered largely vacant, as collective anxiety over the deadly virus grows.“Financial circulation in the region has sputtered. Restaurants, coffee shops, chartered buses, tour guides and other sources of revenue have been hit hard amid the coronavirus outbreak,” she said, adding that the province had also recorded declining numbers of tourists from countries other than China.Read also: Govt to lure more citizens to visit local destinations as tourism copes with virus fearsAston Hotel representative in Manado, Sven, said the present outlook stood in stark contrast to the thriving business climate just a few weeks ago, when the management handled an influx of Chinese tourists as usual. “Chinese tourists usually account for 10 percent of foreign visitors staying at our hotel. [The current situation] has had quite an impact on our income,” he said.The country’s tourism sector has been trudging through a tumultuous period since the government grounded all flights to and from mainland China due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province.Thousands of Chinese tourists are at risk of being stranded in Bali as a result of the government’s decision. Many are hoping to get a visa extension as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread back home.However, the viral outbreak has yet to have any significant impact on a number of destinations in the country that are less popular among Chinese tourists, such as East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).Read also: Chinese tourists’ favorite places in Indonesia“Our tourism is free from any disruption caused by the deadly virus, as Chinese tourists only represent a small number of foreign visitors in NTT,” said ASITA chairperson Abed Frans.Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama said the government would focus on attracting domestic tourists to popular destinations in the country to ensure that the sector remained lucrative and healthy.“I, along with the transportation minister [Budi Karya Sumadi], will discuss the matter with about 30 airlines that are probably able to reroute to domestic destinations and, therefore, support local tourism,” he said on Tuesday.He estimated that the country would lose about US$4 million as a result of flight cancellations to mainland China.Chinese tourists made up the second-highest number of foreign tourists visit to Indonesia, after Malaysia, last year. Around 1.9 million Chinese tourists visited Indonesia from January to November 2019, representing nearly 13 percent of overall foreign tourist visits, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS). (rfa)Topics : read more
Cunningham, McGeady and Horgan could all start for Preston. Brighton are second in the table 5 points behind Newcastle who go to Reading.Duffy underwent an operation on his foot injury and tweeted that the procedure was a success adding his thanks for all the support he’s received.Preston go to Derby knowing a win keeps their outside chance of play-off spot alive.
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