It has been well documented that that We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is supposed to be the final album from hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, especially after Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year while secretly working on the album. Q-Tip had previously stated it in a Facebook post recently, as well. But…and it’s a big ‘but,’ it appears that may not be the case anymore.Social Consciousness And Racial Inequality Are Front And Center On A Tribe Called Quest’s Surprise Comeback Album [Review]In an interview with Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, Tip states, “Stay tuned for any other incarnation because we don’t intend on stopping….That was Phife’s M.O.: ‘This time we gotta do it and keep going.’ And now he’s left us with the equation of how do we do it, but we’re going to need it, and we’re going to continue.”Now, a pending world tour is apparently in the works and being planned, but comments made in this interview would certainly appear to be a hint at something different than tour dates. With friends and collaborators such as Busta Rhymes, André 3000, Consequence, and more making appearances on the album, it’s anybody guess what this new “incarnation” could turn into. But this has certainly piqued our interests. Listen to the interview below:[via SPIN]
The minister’s threat targets mask manufacturers that withhold the goods from distribution or produce low-quality masks for selling at marked-up prices to profiteer from the global emergency.Countries around the world are seeing an inordinately high demand for face masks that has led to skyrocketing prices following fears of a global pandemic of COVID-19.Read also: Kimia Farma puts in place mask and hand sanitizer rationing to ensure availabilityPanic buying over the past two days has caused a surge in the price of face masks, both online and offline. A box of masks is now selling for Rp 300,000 (US$21) on average – a whopping 15-fold increase (1,500 percent) from the usual Rp 20,000 per box. The government has bared its fangs at manufacturers, threatening to revoke the licenses of any that attempt to restrict distribution with an intent to cause artificial scarcity and hike the price of face masks. It is taking the measure in a bid to control prices as the supply of face masks in the country plummets amid unusually high demand during the global coronavirus outbreak.Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto said on Thursday that the government would follow a three-step process in taking action against any manufacturers that attempt any unfair trade practices: a warning, followed by a sanction, and finally license revocation.”We will have to revoke their business licenses […] if they violate the trade and health laws,” Agus said, adding that while a portion of masks would be confiscated from the errant manufacturer’s stock as evidence, the rest would be distributed to fulfill domestic demand. “We urge [mask producers] to increase production and fulfill domestic needs first,” Agus said. “We are calling on producers not to export [masks].”Meanwhile, National Police Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) chief Insp. Gen. Listryo Sigit Prabowo said on Thursday that the department had made 30 arrests in 17 separate cases for allegedly hoarding masks and hand sanitizers.Bareskrim had also confiscated 822 boxes containing 61,550 masks and 138 boxes of hand sanitizers.The chief said that the Bareskrim team uncovered three of the alleged hoarding cases through Polda Metro Jaya (Jakarta metropolitan police), as well as two cases each in West Java and South Sulawesi and one case each in Central Java and the Riau Islands to total nine cases. They had also uncovered four other cases of alleged disinformation or hoaxes.”We will continue to monitor [the situation] alongside the Trade Ministry to ensure the availability of masks and basic needs,” Listyo said, adding that similar unethical business practices could violate the 2014 law on trade.Article 107 of the law prohibits any practice that intentionally withholds a certain volume of critical or basic goods over a certain period of time during times of scarcity.Read also: Police seize 350 boxes of face masks during raid on suspected hoarder in West JakartaAt a press conference on Monday, National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) chairman Ardiansyah Parman pointed out that violators of the law could face up to five years in prison or be fined a maximum Rp 50 billion (US$ 3.53 million).”Don’t try to [exploit] opportunities when the public is experiencing difficulty,” he said. “Empathize with them instead.”Topics :
The 7th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team received their first win of the season by defeating the St. Michael’s Lady Trojans 25-18, 23-25, 15-14. It was a tight match. The Cardinals served up 80% of their serves. The lead score was Ashley Hunter with 10 points. Rachel Suttmann contributed 8 points followed by Kalli Obermeyer and Cora Roth with 7 points each and Lucy Aplanalp and Jaelyn Owens with 1 point each. Sophia Hohenstein had her best passing game to help setup the offense. The offense was led by Suttmann and Abplanalp with 2 hits and Obermeyer and Hohenstein with 1 each. The Cardinals worked hard and dug deep within side themselves to pull the win out against a well-rounded team. The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team served a solid game to defeat the St. Michael’s Lady Trojans 25-24, 25-23. The Cardinals serves kept them in this game. Isabelle Wonnell led the team with 8 points followed by Catherine Streator 7 points, Lilly Schebler 6 points, Kate Weber 3 points and Rhea Miller, Ella Moster and Claire Saner 2 points each. Maggie Beiser and Ingrid Tuveson supported the team with their passing skills from the back row. Ava Owens was able to connect with the ball for a kill.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.
Children at teaching seasonA group from LYIT has travelled to India with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those less well off than ourselves.Those who arrived in India yesterday are lecturer Mary Dunnion, lecturer Dr Kevin O’Brien and students Tony Mc Gilloway, Shaun Gallagher, Elaine Coleman, Siobhan Carty, Niamh Fleming and Fiona Sammon. All the students travelling are part of the nursing degree programme at LYIT.Tony McGilloway is sending regular letters from India on their work. Here’s his first dispatch. Hi Folks,Yesterday was a good day, we were joined by two other Habitat teams, one from the Netherlands the other from Northern Irelands Queens University, one of their team is a Donegal woman from, Cranford, Clenagh Harkin. It took every member of all three teams to get the concrete roof finished, there was a small cement mixer there but everything else was done by hand. The family that were taking ownership of the house helped and they were delighted to get this part of their house completed as according to the group leaders the roof cost about a third of the complete house because it has to be reinforced to protect the family from as mentioned in the last letter, cyclones, floods and earthquakes. Shaun, Mary and myself, want to thank all those who sponsored us, especially those from our individual communities of Dungloe, Castlefinn and Dunfanaghy for their help as it would not have been possible for us to be here without their help.Today we spent the day with village school children. Charly, our Habitat coordinator felt that because our team specialise in health, that the children would benefit from health education. So we presented a lesson based on hygiene, fitness and diet. The girls on the team took the girls of the school and the boys took the boys. We had interpreters who translated our lesson. The children were very attentive and seemed to really enjoy the lesson. One thing that we all found interesting was that the children had in many of their pencil cases cut-outs of the graphic warnings of cigarette smoking that are on tobacco products and they traded them. When we allowed them to ask us a few questions, we were amazed by their scientific knowledge and rather than ask us about Ireland, they seemed more concerned about the health of their parents. They wanted to know things like what the bad effects of working at night time are and how they could help their parents stop smoking. So all in all, today was a very good day and we hope that we provided the children with knowledge that may empower them into making healthy choices. Tomorrow we are back on the building site; let’s hope the heat drops slightly from the relentless 40 degrees we have experienced so far.Shaun and Tony Pondicherry, India. Jason, Tony Mc Gilloway, Kevin O’Brien and Shaun Gallagher at Teaching season.Tony from The LYIT team along with some of Habitats N. Ireland teamHard at work on the roof LETTER FROM INDIA: HELPING TO BUILD HOPE IN A COMMUNITY was last modified: July 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTER FROM INDIA: HELPING TO BUILD HOPE IN A COMMUNITY