If you answered: “I’m not sure” or “Who Knows!?!” is it because you are not discussing salary and compensation with the right people or utilizing the best resources? Glassdoor.com recently surveyed more than 1,300 employed adults about whether they are comfortable sharing their salary, and if so, who they share that information with. Almost one in five (17 percent) say they are not comfortable discussing their current compensation with anyone, which is up from 11 percent in May 2008. Of those who are comfortable sharing salary, we found they may not be discussing the details with the people who actually matter. For example, employees report they are more comfortable talking salary with their best friend (33%) than HR (18%) or their boss (25%) – two key bodies that could influence pay or at the very least, shed some light on current pay ranges.Despite the fact a growing number of people are sharing intimate details of their lives in social networks, what we make still remains largely taboo in our culture – and it could be costing us in more ways than one. In a recent debate over the consequences of being uninformed about your salary, Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor’s career and workplace expert, comments, “we are like retailers selling a product and letting someone else set the price and we negotiate back with little to no knowledge and then we take the deal…We shouldn’t allow our talents, services and experience to be bought like we are on the table at a garage sale.”Rusty also suggests that the reason salary and compensation has become a conversation don’t is because there is a fear associated with not being able to measure up to your peers or colleagues. What most people don’t realize is many of their colleagues have also had their compensation cut.According to our Q4 Employment Confidence Survey, more than one-fourth of employees report their compensation was reduced in the past six months, which is supported by Glassdoor salary data that shows the average salary reported on the site was down more than 6 percent in the last six months of 2009 versus the first six months. Yet people seem to have lost sight of the fact that companies are not planning on restoring what was lost any time soon and 2010 salary budgets are expected to increase less than 3 percent — the lowest in more than 25 years, according to Mercer.With all the rules changing, how do people evaluate their worth? We looked to the Glassdoor community for insight. Linda Konstan, a human resources consultant with LMK Associates, suggests companies be more open with company financials. “When the financials of a firm are part of internal company knowledge, employees have a better idea about what factors raises and/or bonuses have been based on or why they won’t occur. A lot of my clients have gone to Open Book Management so all employees understand the exact financials of the firm.”Konstan adds, “We have found that when employees understand the month-to-month financials, they buy in more quickly in assisting with expense reductions and revenue production. In fact, that’s part of the process – having employees continuously come up with ideas.”The challenge we face is most companies do not openly share all financial data and are not transparent about compensation plans yet people are hungry for it. In fact, 70% of employees (and 75% of those not employed but looking) say it would be helpful to have more detailed information about current salaries and cultures at specific companies than what has previously been available, given the current state of the economy and job market. (Harris Interactive/Glassdoor poll of 2,257 employed and unemployed adults, September 2009).Without easily available information, we run the risk of gaps between employee expectations and company plans. If your company isn’t opening up about the business’s financial health and offering hints at how that may impact your wallet, here are a few tips from Glassdoor and our career and workplace expert panel:Stop Guessing About Your Job: Rusty Rueff suggests find out what it really takes to get promoted. He advises that you sit down with a manager or your HR Leader, and ask for the specifics on what it takes to get to the next level in the company. Rusty adds, “don’t be satisfied with the rote answers of high-performance and experience. Also ask about the cultural norms and practices that lead to being accepted and promoted within the organization. If it helps you, bring in the career specifics of someone who you aspire to be like and ask what it was about this person that got them moved up, and then ask if your career arc can be the same? If you get an affirmative, then ask for help in mapping out your plan.”Don’t Wait To Broach The Salary Topic: When it comes to the interview salary negotiation phase, Liz Ryan suggests asking about compensation during the second face-to-face interview, or when an email message or phone call arrives to invite you for a second interview. That’s when you can say “That’s great – I’d love to come back and meet more of the XYZ team members. Just so that we’re not wasting anyone’s time, shall we synch up on compensation now?” When we open the topic, we can expect a screener or hiring manager to come back with “So, what were you earning on your last job?” We don’t have to share our last salary level – although if that number suits you and is in line with what you believe this new job should pay, feel free to spit it out. Lots of people don’t want to share their past salary, usually because it wasn’t representative of the salary trajectory they’d been following up to that point. Maybe they worked for a not-for-profit, or were simply working for a cheapskate employer or manager who didn’t pay them their market value. In that case, we can say “I’m focusing on positions in the $X range.” We can share a salary target, rather than a past salary.Do Your Salary Research: Behind-the-scenes looks at salaries for specific jobs in specific locations at specific employers is just part of why Glassdoor is here for you (not to mention the hundreds of thousands of company reviews, as well as interview questions and reviews). Research your job position, desired or current employer and/or geographic location and find out what others earn in a similar situation. For example, are you considering a job at Deloitte Consulting as an Audit Senior? Did you know that based among employees with this title at this company, the average salary can range between $51,000 and $80,000? Bottom line is it pays to do your home work and know the range for your job at a specific company based on your years of experience and location.At Glassdoor, we fundamentally believe it shouldn’t be so hard to find out information about pay and companies. We invite you to join the effort to peel back the layers of secrecy around salary. By sharing your pay – anonymously (hey, we can all take baby steps) – via Glassdoor.com you can help employees, jobseekers and the next workforce generation – and earn good career Karma merit. So how about it? – can you spare a few minutes to anonymously share your salary secret?
OTTAWA – Canada’s military is going all out to erase its reputation for intolerance and misogyny, aiming to recast itself instead as welcoming to Canadians of all races, religions and sexual orientations.The effort — driven by several factors, including a need to bolster its dwindling numbers — includes a comprehensive effort to connect with and recruit women, new citizens and even members of the LGBT community.The Trudeau government’s plan to invest an extra $62 billion in the military over the next 20 years includes hiring 3,500 more full-time personnel and 1,500 part-time reservists, numbers that would bring the ranks of the Forces to their highest level since the end of the Cold War.First, though, comes a significant and persistent challenge: getting more Canadians to join.The Forces have struggled for years to hit recruiting numbers, resulting in thousands of unfilled positions such as pilots and technicians.That’s why fixing the recruiting system is a top priority, said Lt.-Gen. Charles Lamarre, the chief of military personnel, whose role is to oversee all aspects of human resources in the Canadian Armed Forces.Central to that goal is making the military more inclusive, diverse and attractive to all Canadians, regardless of their backgrounds.“Our population doesn’t look like all white guys,” Lamarre said in an interview with The Canadian Press.“If you want to get the very best people — the very smartest, most capable, most committed and most ingenious — then you need to look broadly and not exclude groups that would be very useful to you.”There is more to the push towards increased diversity and inclusiveness than simply recruiting, though that part of the equation is vitally important.Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, recently released a diversity strategy in which he noted that Canada was becoming more diverse — and the military needed to follow suit.Doing so would be necessary to attract and retain people, Vance wrote, as well as to ensure the military continued to reflect the society it is sworn to protect, and to increase its effectiveness on missions abroad.That’s why the Forces appear to be turning a page: leaders are recognizing the real importance of diversity, said Alan Okros, an expert on diversity in the military at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.“This idea that people with different views, different experiences, different skill sets are going to make the military stronger has been kind of coalescing and coming together for about a year and a half,” Okros said.“This isn’t a luxury, this isn’t social engineering, this isn’t political manoeuvring or political correctness. This is now an operational requirement.”Vance has since taken the unprecedented step of ordering the military to grow the percentage of female personnel to 25 per cent in the next decade, up from 15 per cent.Recruiters are now launching targeted advertising campaigns and reaching out to women who previously expressed an interest in a military career but didn’t join.Senior commanders, meanwhile, are reviewing everything from uniforms and ceremonies to food and religious accommodations to see whether they meet the requirements of a more diverse force.Lamarre plans to speak Monday at a citizenship ceremony in Ottawa in hopes of explaining to new Canadians what he describes as “a tangible way in which they can serve their nation.”And he hopes to sit down with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and other indigenous leaders to talk about ways to reach out and attract people from those communities.Others within the military are getting in on the action too, with the head of the navy, Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, issuing a directive last week encouraging his sailors to attend Pride parades in uniform.Vance is expected to issue a similar directive to the rest of the military in the coming days.Not everyone agrees with what the military is doing, Lloyd acknowledged, including some of those who are already in uniform. But changing the face of the Forces isn’t just some feel-good exercise, he said.“In order to be successful in the future, we need to be able to recruit from the entire population.”There are other challenges to overcome besides convincing some current personnel of the importance of diversity.The military is still trying to overcome years of bad headlines about the treatment of women and members of the LGBT community by adopting a zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct.There has also been a historic lack of interest in the Forces by many ethnic communities, particularly those that trace their origins to countries where the military has a bad reputation.And then there are the problems identified by auditor general Michael Ferguson last year, namely that the recruiting system is struggling with red tape and the effects of Conservative budget cuts.“We’re definitely still at the planning stage,” Lamarre acknowledged. “We’re in the process of actually saying: ‘What is it we must do?’”
The fishing vessel Naham 3 also has 29 crew on board from China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Philippines. There are also 4 Thai Fishermen and 7 Indian seafarers still being held from other vessels. (Colombo Gazette)Letter from the families: Dear Somali Brothers & sisters,We, the unfortunate families of M.V.Albedo, have been separated from our loved ones since the time, Albedo ship was taken over by some Somali men on 29 November 2010. The families have to undergo huge amount of emotional stress, trauma since last 31 months. The Owner did not arranged money as demanded by yourself and we were asked by yourself to go to press, media and even to our national Governments. We appealed to everyone in this world to pay money towards the release of our people. But no one listened to us. We have tried our best but we are very poor people. We even do not have any money to pay for medicines, school fees or to buy food for our children.Now, that the vessel has sunk and the Owner has no interest to pay money and rescue the crew. Our 4 crew members are missing from the ship and nobody knows about them. You have again put the remaining 11 crew on Naham 3 fishing boat, which can sink at any time. Now , at least release them on humanitarian grounds else they will die in your hands. What will you tell to Allah ? You will be punished by Him for taking the life of innocent poor people.With all our hands folded, we appeal to you to please release our men.Families of the Albedo Crew. The families of the crew of the ship MV Albeo, including Sri Lankans, held hostage by Somali pirates have sent out a joint message to Somalia people living worldwide who can have influence on their clans back home to secure the release of their loved ones.MV Albeo sank last weekend after being held by the pirates since 2010 and information released by the Secretariat for Regional Maritime Security, Somali Contact Group on Counter Piracy and Maritime Security (Kampala Process) is that at the moment 11 crew are on board the NAHAM 3 (a boat that was beside the ALBEDO when it sunk), and 4 crew members are missing. “Later on we got info that the 4 might be inland, having been in a life raft that drifted up the coast, alive and maybe under the control of a different group of Pirates. The crew of Albedo are from Indian, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran and their families are appealing to the Somalia’s living in their countries and worldwide to help them as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and wives together,” an email sent to the Colombo Gazette by a representative for the families said. Most reports point that the 4 missing crew members are from Sri Lanka. Reports on the missing crew have been many, from the composition of the group, to their location. First reports were that they were missing and presumed drowned. We therefore, request you to please leave the vessel and free the innocent life on Naham 3. You can go ashore safely and nobody will interfere at any moment. Once you reach shore, then our people will rescue the crew members from Naham 3.
The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said restrictions on its freedom of movement were continuing in both the central and western sectors on the Eritrean side following the ban imposed by the Asmara Government on UN helicopters.Night movement of patrols is also being curtailed, seriously limiting the mission’s ability to monitor the remaining 40 per cent of the Temporary Security Zone and adjacent areas, UNMEE said.Last week, Mr. Annan called on the Security Council to ensure that the Eritrean restrictions are lifted. At the same time he urged the 15-member body to address the underlying causes of the stalemate in the peace process between the two countries, which fought a fierce border war from 1988 to 2000, including Ethiopia’s opposition to significant parts of the agreed Boundary Commission’s binding demarcation decisions.He said the helicopter ban severely hampered UNMEE’s ability to monitor the ceasefire, forcing the evacuation of 18 of 40 locations that had become no longer operationally viable.
The Ohio State men’s soccer coach said his team will need to perform better than it has so far to defend its Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic title this weekend. After winning their homefield tournament last season, the Buckeyes (0-2) are coming off back-to-back losses to the University of Dayton and the University of Illinois-Chicago last weekend. After the pair of defeats, OSU heads into its seventh-annual edition of the tournament this weekend to take on Coastal Carolina Friday and Davidson Sunday. In 2011, the Buckeyes won the Classic after sweeping Florida International, Stetson and Binghamton. “We’re not off to a good start,” said men’s soccer coach John Bluem. “We know that we didn’t play as well as we need to, so hopefully the guys are going to feel that motivation to perform better.” The two early-season losses, however, are not getting junior team captain and defender Sage Gardner down. Instead, Gardner is using the two early season losses as motivation for the weekend. “I think we’ve got to use those games to fuel our desire for the upcoming weeks, especially this weekend since it’s the Bert and Iris (Wolstein Classic),” Gardner said. Sophomore transfer and midfielder Yianni Sarris and freshman midfielder Zach Mason are new to the Buckeyes, but both agree the season has not started as planned. “I think we’ve had a good preseason building up to the regular season but the results haven’t been what we’ve wanted,” Mason said. Sarris agreed. “We definitely learned a lesson and we’re going to come out and do our best and do everything we can as a team to get some W’s this weekend,” Sarris said. The Wolstein Classic is important to players and coaches alike – Bluem said he knows the team could use the wins on the home pitch. “The Wolstein Classic is something we’ve always taken great pride in and tried to win that tournament for the Wolstein family,” Bluem said. “They’ve been good to us and we really want to try to play really hard for them.” With two difficult opponents, Bluem said the home wins would help the players forget any issues they had early on in the season. On Tuesday, Coastal Carolina moved up to No. 16 in the NCAA Division I rankings, but Sarris does not see that as a concern. “Both Davidson and Coastal Carolina are great teams … they’ve had great programs these last few years,” Sarris said. “But I think we can come back and get some wins this weekend.” Bluem said he sees possibility for a turnaround. “There’s work to be done and we’ll get better,” Bluem said. “So I think that everyone is looking forward.” OSU’s Friday game against Coastal Carolina at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m, while its contest against Davidson is slated for 2:30 p.m Sunday.
ADC AUTHOR With Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s announced nomination as the Pentagon’s top chief, a 200-day confirmation window begins. Here is a short roundup of what key players have to say about the nomination: Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman, Armed Services Committee:“We need a confirmed leader at the Department and, after working with him closely over the last few months, I welcome his selection. I look forward to talking with him…about how we can work together to implement the National Defense Strategy.” Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Armed Services Committee:“As Acting Secretary, Pat Shanahan has demonstrated that he is capable of managing the needs of our armed forces and protecting our national security. I look forward to working with him to advance the interests of Mississippi’s military installations, suppliers, and industrial base.” Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Armed Services Committee: “[Shanahan] may be the least qualified nominee for Secretary of Defense…during my time in the Senate.” Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Ranking Member, Armed Services Committee: “Today, the United States faces an unprecedented spectrum of serious threats. Facing those threats requires a new kind of thinking and a Pentagon that is more efficient and agile. Pat Shanahan has proven his willingness and ability to take on important reforms at DOD.” Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Ranking Member, Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee:“[Shanahan is] a reform-minded & forward-leaning leader and the right man for the job of rebuilding and wisely modernizing our military. I look forward to continuing our work together. Great pick by @POTUS!”DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
WhatsApp updates are usually filled with excitement as they bring new features to the app in order to enhance the overall user experience. The Facebook-owned messaging app is constantly working on new features and testing them with beta users before rolling out publicly. But all development hit a hard pause when a flaw in the app allowed hackers to install spyware on phones with just a voice call.The excitement around new features also took a break as users were concerned of their privacy and security. There are over 1.3 billion users around the world, and it is important for WhatsApp to avoid panic and offer a solution at the earliest. If you’d been waiting, a new update has finally arrived for WhatsApp Android and iOS users that fixes the notorious vulnerability.If you haven’t turned on automatic updates for apps on Play Store or App Store, stop everything else right now and head over to Android and iOS app marketplace, look for WhatsApp and hit that “Update” button. In the description, WhatsApp says the new update includes “security fix for CVE-2019-3568.” WhatsApp gets updatepixabay.comFor those unaware, CVE-2019-3568 is a buffer overflow vulnerability found inside WhatsApp VoIP stack that could execute remote codes. Hackers could leverage the vulnerability to install spyware on the victim’s phone with just a voice call within the app. Both users of Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp are affected by this commercial spyware, which can do a range of things like access chats, photos, and contacts, eavesdrop on calls, turn on microphone and camera, and more.The spyware is believed to be developed by an Israel-based company NSO Group, which sells advanced spyware packages to governments. The vulnerability was discovered earlier this month, and Facebook rushed to offer a fix for all versions of the app. WhatsApp gets new updateKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty ImagesIf you haven’t updated WhatsApp on your phone, there cannot be anything more important right now if you really care about privacy and security of your information. In case you’re planning to switch apps due to such instances, Telegram founder Pavel Durov gave a reason in a detailed blog post titled “WhatsApp will never be secure.””In almost six years of its existence, Telegram didn’t have any major data leak or security flaw of the kind WhatsApp demonstrates every few months,” Durov pointed out. But compared to WhatsApp, Telegram only has a fraction of a userbase, over 200 million monthly active users globally. Despite being secure, Telegram still has a long way to go before it can level up with WhatsApp. Close Seven Things You Didnt Know About WhatsApp
Riasat Elahi ChowdhuryYet another person has been included in the country’s long list of individuals who are missing.This time, it is Riasat Elahi Chowdhury, 28, a graduate in tourism and officer at a tech product distribution firm in the city.Riasat was abducted from Airport Road near Tejgaon police station on Sunday morning, his family complained.Five to six persons aboard a microbus allegedly kidnapped him and disappeared into Dhaka’s busy road.His mother Syeda Hosne Jahan filed a general diary with the Tejgaon police station in this connection.Hosne Jahan said to Prothom Alo that a few minutes after Riasat left home for office, one of their former tenants informed her that 4-5 people forced her son into a microbus.“There were two motorcycles too behind the microbus. Many others have seen the incident,” she added.Hosne Jahan further said her husband was a businessman. She said she witnessed a change in Riasat after his father’s death around four years ago. “He has become a pious person since then and joined Tablighi Jamaat.”“He had a break of study. But, later he completed his graduation in tourism and joined a tech firm near home. He used to come home for lunch,” she added.Earlier on 27 August, Belarus honorary consul and businessman Aniruddha Roy was picked up from 72 Gulshan Avenue’s Union Bank office by some people.On the same day (27 August), Bangladesh Kalyan Party (BKP) secretary general Aminur Rahman went missing and there is no trace of him either.A 21-year-old student of Macgill University in Canada went missing on 26 August, while on vacation in Dhaka.His father, readymade garments businessman Jamaluddin Ahmad, filed a GD but the police could not find out his trace.On 22 August, a number of plainclothesmen halted a car under Banani flyover on the airport road. They forced the car’s passenger BNP leader and also businessman Syed Sadat Ahmed to get into a microbus. He is still missing.A local shopkeeper said Riasat’s mother and they came to know the matter when two witnesses—a green coconut seller and a vegetable vendor—informed them about it.Many local persons know him well as their family has been living in this area for 22 years.Tejgaon police station officer-in-charge (OC) Majharul Islam said a GD has been filed in this connection.He, however, acknowledged that he could not know the matter in detail.
Share NPRNPR Music’s favorite dance albums from 2017.Regardless of how much we acknowledge that group-movement to a centralized rhythm is medicine for the soul, some emotional climates simply aren’t conducive to reaching a singular moment of exultation and release on the dance floor. Across much of the world, 2017 sure as heck didn’t feel like the right year for the ecstatic. So then, the question is: what to do? One answer arrived at in our listening was to get planning. It’s a directive that took on numerous shapes — battening down the hatches or building alliances, jumping off artistic cliffs or simply re-appraising the state of one’s own practice. And if there were organizing principals to the year’s electronic and dance albums NPR Music is spotlighting, it was these.Not to say that 2017 didn’t have its share of joyful parties or tracks, but even those were laced with a streak of facing up or dancing down Babylon — of trying to right sonic, spiritual or social trespasses. The “scene’s” ever-present sense of privilege aside, there is currently widespread recognition that this planet and this community — the one that dances, the one that creates machine music, and the overlap of the two — require tilling for the future. And if you looked closely, you could spot many people putting in that work.House music continues to be locally remade in South Africa and Japan, strengthening its roots in Atlanta, and being perfected, pushed and prodded in Detroit. The decades-long, mutating conversation between technology and folk forms is taking place in and exported from communities of African cities previously untouched by Western hype (Kampala, Dar Es Salaam, Addis Ababa) and from epicenters of it (Lisbon, London, Chicago and D.C.). Post-techno artists continue their leaps into contemporary arts spaces by way of accepted and innovative forms, an increased attention to composition and by pushing forward. There were other fusionary wormholes to visit in 2017 as well — and almost to an example, each involved musicians whose communities have long been adept at making culture outside the dominant (read: white male) marketplace. For many, it was almost as though the grip of the breaking news timeline did not affect their creativity.Yet the events affecting the world outside had no choice but to influence the atmosphere in which this work and play happens. It isn’t simply the backlash to extremism and its regulatory and social attacks on dance and electronic music’s core constituencies — immigrants, minorities and the LGBTQ community — that fueled the year’s reflection.The conversation around sexism and gender-rights in dance music kicked off before the current wave of #MeToo revolutions; and has produced an active-enough shift in creative female engagement — the rise of collectives such as Discwoman, the booking of series like Smart Bar’s Daphne, the solidification of a women’s electronic music canon through reissues, the increase of headlining women DJs commanding the decks — that it’s progressively affecting what a good club night sounds and feels like. There’s also a rising recognition of the expanding gentrification of dance music, of how a wave of pro-dancing initiatives in major cities (the establishment of nightlife czars, the repeal of New York’s cabaret law) are saluted as economic, not cultural, victories; of how too many DJs and producers surf through foreign cultures pillaging samples without context; of the ways in which the Internet-based tools that enabled the growth of dance and electronic music are under attack from artificial market forces (not to mention the Internet itself).These are the issues we’ve been thinking about when trying to dance and listen our way through the rubble of the past year, and in picking our favorite dance and electronic records of 2017 (presented, as always, in alphabetic order). And while Funkadelic’s old adage of needing to free the ass before letting the mind get on with the required revolution is never far and needs to be heeded, we think that these releases achieved both, or, at the every least, sowed the seeds for music that will.(You can find the rest of NPR Music’s year-end coverage right here.)NPRBitchin BajasBitchin Bajas, Bajas Fresh (Drag City)Among the secret weapons of Chicago’s experimental music scene, the Bajas have made a decade’s worth of fuss-free, organ- and synth-heavy jams indebted to Eno and Fripp, Terry Riley, and Krautrock’s kosmiche wing. Bajas Fresh deepens the impact of their soft, arpeggiated drones and loops, while taking on the astral jazz predilections of Windy City traditions (and dance-floor climates), creating an incredible work of electronic psyche minimalism.NPRDelia Gonzalez, Horse Follows DarknessDelia Gonzalez, Horse Follows Darkness (DFA)If DFA is forever damned to be associated with multiple eras of New York’s disco-not-disco glories, the irrepressible Ms. Gonzalez has always been on-hand as a reminder that the electronic avant-garde is one of the glues that holds the dancing downtown together. Groovy, gothy and seemingly effortless, Horse Follows Darkness is a glorious romp, its circular piano runs, post-punk bass lines and layers of analog synths locking into a party vibe at once artful, composed and darkly defiant.NPREarthly, HeartEarthly, Heart (Bounce Pass)The fragile melodicism of the sophomore album from this North Carolina duo gently splits synths like atoms and destabilizes rhythms at almost every turn — just like it’s title subject, when worn too loosely on a sleeve. Heart is not quite synth-pop or instrumental blue-eyed soul or choppy, experimental electronics, but pledges allegiance to all of these on behalf of some deeply rooted, extremely personal melancholy. These are gorgeous sketches of a knowingly no-future life.NPRFour Tet, New EnergyFour Tet, New Energy (Text)How to meaningfully tackle one’s creative history without regressing or resorting to cheap nostalgia? Four Tet’s latest album does it by harkening back to Kieran Hebden’s more meditative, early-career moves, at times even employing his once-signature breaks-oriented drum programming, while remaining true to the melodicism and emotional curiosity that have always been his hallmarks. This New Energy bears the filter of experience that gives it the weight of both diary and op-ed.NPRJlin, Black Origami.Jlin, Black Origami (Planet Mu)One of the year’s most widely lauded electronic albums is a tense monument to rhythm, abstraction and bodily movement – beyond category in a genre space that likes to be defined by them. Producer Jerilynn Patton works in a sonically progressive beat-wise atmosphere that’s part analog-era science fiction, part futurist computer composition, with fearlessness and a clear vision. A reminder that individual notions of creativity can be balms for a society that appears stuck.NPRKaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Kid.Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Kid (Western Vinyl)Though I keep describing this album of synth-first compositions and post-classical pop songs as a salve for our dark epoch, I’ve become self-conscious that subjectively attributing divine powers to it is critically unfair. The Kid contains no exact recipes for cultural evolution; yet Smith is clearly an artist comfortable juggling many unanswerable questions — musical, spiritual, technological, social — without falling to despair, making music that doesn’t not believe in a utopian outcome. At the moment, that’s crucial.NPRMr. Mitch, Devout.Mr. Mitch, Devout (Planet Mu)In a year when grime finally entered the musical mainstream — when even Ed Sheeran courted Skepta and Stormzy — Miles Mitchell released an album that continued expanding the music’s language in a timely, fulfilling direction. Devout is not the South London producer’s first move in softening grime’s hard edges; but now with a narrative in which self-fragility and openness are assets, not disses. Dig, if you will: masculinity not as a toxic reservoir, but part of a complex life.NPRShinichi Atobe, From the Heart, It’s a Start, A Work of ArtShinichi Atobe, From the Heart, It’s a Start, A Work of Art (DDS)A Japanese producer whose 2001 EP for Berlin’s fabled Chain Reaction became an ambient techno classic before he retreated from sight, Atobe and his unreleased archives have been subject to a masterful musical excavation since 2014. Like its prior companions, which also featured old and recent work, From the Start feels outside of time: It’s music with comparatively ancient and worldwide DNA, whose melodic textures and approach to techno and house are distinctive qualities, never more en vogue, or rarer, than now.NPRStill, I.Still, I (Pan)At its core, the Milan-based producer/multimedia artist Simone Trabucchi’s debut as Still is an experimental dancehall record about how personal history intersects with global migration patterns — human, technological, rhythmic — to form one’s framework. (As in, the “I.”) It’s an oft-boiling pot that spills over with ideas, banging as hard as it theorizes, a panoply of riddims, electronic effects and multilingual vocals that pushes at the edges of a virtual pan-globalism, while charting a map for quests, escapes and releases.NPRTerekke, Plant Age.Terekke, Plant Age (L.I.E.S.)Dub is a wonderful, malleable form, forever associated with Jamaica, but over the past 40 years, also an energizing tactic for anyone seeking an oblique strategy for artistic progress. As Terekke, Matt Gardner has helped define the analog hardware textures of Ron Morelli’s influential techno/house label, L.I.E.S., textures of which echo and dub are natural ingredients. Nevertheless, the comforting degree to which he gives himself over to dub on his smoky debut album is a wonder, harkening back to when Vladislav Delay birthed Luomo.And 10 more notable records from the year (also in alphabetical order):Celestial Trax, Nothing is Real (Purple Tape Pedigree) Davy Kehoe, Short Passing Game (Wah Wah Wino) Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar & Shabaka Hutchings, A.R.E Project (Technicolour) Jack Peoples, Laptop Cafe (Clone) Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft, Passive Aggressive (Melody as Truth) Kara-Lis Coverdale, Grafts (Boomkat Editions) Kelly Lee Owens, “s/t” (Smalltown Supersound) Ragnar Grippe, Sand (Dais) UMFANG, Symbolic Use of Light (Ninja Tune) V/A, Club V-Bee (Regelbau)Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
In its maiden full-fledged budget for the new state, Telangana government on Wednesday proposed a total expenditure of Rs 1,15,689 crore, including non-plan expenditure of Rs 63,306 crore for 2015-16.The estimated revenue surplus in the Budget presented by state Finance Minister Etela Rajender is Rs 531 crore. The plan expenditure was proposed at Rs 52,383 crore, while no fresh taxes have been imposed. The fiscal deficit is estimated at Rs 16,969 crore. Sectors of education, irrigation, medical and health services, ‘Mission Kakatiya’ (revival of tanks), energy, water grid, agriculture, welfare of SCs, STs, minorities, road upgradation, administration of Hyderabad, including metro rail; have received major allocations in budget estimates for 2015-16.
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Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution Its modernization includes exclusive bus lanes and an electronic payment system that would reduce costs and time. The urban reorganization takes into account housing projects near urban centers that reduce the commutes. It also includes policies to encourage people to replace combustion engine vehicles with electric cars.New infrastructure would also prioritize and facilitate the use of bicycles.Dobles highlighted that Costa Rica has a clean electricity matrix, with almost 100 percent coming from renewable sources, which will facilitate the transition to a emission-free transportation model.The administration of President Carlos Alvarado has prioritized decarbonizing the economy of Costa Rica, a country that prides itself on being an environmental paradise.“This is a very ambitious project. Our economy is highly related to the carbon economy,” Dobles said. “The transition to a carbon-free economy involves many challenges, and we are determined to do this.” Facebook Comments Costa Rica wants to reorganize its chaotic transport system and start decarbonizing its economy with a modern electric train that will run through the country’s main cities, the government announced Wednesday.The electric train, in its final stage, will cover 73 km over three lines with the ability to transport 250,000 passengers per day, said First Lady Claudia Dobles, the architect in charge of urban reorganization projects in the country.“The electric train will be our first means of mass transportation with clean energy,” Dobles said at the opening of a National Urban Mobility Congress in San José.The government expects to start the public bidding process for a feasibility study to start in the coming weeks. According to Dobles, the study should be completed by the end of 2019 and construction would then begin in 2021.This train would have integrated intermodal stations to other means of transport, and be the center of urban mobility transformation in Costa Rica.Dobles said that the modernization of the bus system, with an electric fleet, will be “as or more important than the electric train.” Related posts:MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday United Arab Emirates mission evaluates investment options in Costa Rica China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America
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