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The Best Hip-Hop Songs Of 2017

August 26, 2017
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Get ready for the ultimate Hip-Hop playlist, filled with massive songs from the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, Big Sean and more.

If you thought 2016 was a huge year for Hip-Hop, you won’t believe what’s in store for 2017.

With huge releases from the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and more, this year is set to be a big one for the genre.

Drake has already unleashed his playlist project ‘More Life’ and there are more exciting things to come.

Check out the freshest Hip-Hop songs to drop in 2017.

(Warning: Some of these tracks contain strong language that some people may find offensive.)

JAY-Z – ‘The Story Of O.J.’

 

http://www.capitalxtra.com/playlists/best-2017/hip-hop-songs/

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5 Biggest New Songs To Drop This Week

August 26, 2017
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Photo by Capitalxtra

Featuring new music from Gucci Mane, Yxng Bane and more.

After announcing his new album ‘Mr Davis’, Gucci Mane has shared his new single ‘I Get The Bag’ featuring Migos as a preview of what we can expect from the upcoming release.

A$AP Ferg has released his long-awaited mixtape ‘Still Striving’, and joins his fellow A$AP Mob members in their latest drop ‘Feels So Good’.

Chase & Status have called on Kano, Craig David, Emeli Sande, Shy FX and more for their new album ‘Tribe’, whilst Yxng Bane dedicates his latest drop to everybody’s favourite Bad Gal.

Check out the biggest songs of the week below.

http://www.capitalxtra.com/playlists/best-2017/songs-week/18th-august/

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Latino autopsy leads to accidental drowning say the Gendarmerie

August 4, 2017
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Photo by: Panoramio.com

MARIGOT–The Gendarmerie said Thursday the Latino man whose body was found floating in the water near the whale observatory on Coralita Road near Oyster Pond most likely died from drowning. The autopsy was carried out on Wednesday, August 2, and showed water in the lungs of the deceased.

“There was no evidence on the body of any injury or trauma consistent with a struggle or assault with a weapon,” Capitaine Régis Turlan Arto disclosed. “We haven’t ruled out homicide yet, but the preliminary indications suggest death by drowning.”Walkers in the area spotted the body, semi-submerged with head facing down, around 50 metres from the shore line at 12:25 pm on July 26, and immediately called the Gendarmes. According to the press release issued, the body was of a “Latino” man recently deceased, aged around 35 years old, 1:80 metres in height.

He was wearing Bermuda shorts, a T-shirt and a distinctive belt buckle. No shoes, identity documents, cell phone or car keys were found on or near the body. However, one red-and-white basketball shoe was found on the bank, but it was not known if this belonged to the body.

Anyone who thinks the description of the man who was found corresponds to a missing person is asked to call the number 17; persons with any useful information to assist the investigation can call the same number.

Source: https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/68226-gendarmerie-latino-autopsy-points-to-accidental-drowning

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CX-Agricultural Music Festival Sunday July 23, 2017

July 11, 2017
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President Trump help Chicago to fight gun crime, sends

June 30, 2017
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SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE – In January, President Donald Trump tweeted that he’d “send in the Feds!” to Chicago, citing the city’s miserable statistics on shootings.

Well, his administration has done just that.

On Thursday, authorities confirmed that about 20 additional agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been sent to Chicago to combat gun violence here, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/264743007-story

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Absence of ‘PG13’ rating for Pirates of the Caribbean’s get’s ‘UA’ with no cuts

June 29, 2017
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Photo Source: bollywoodhungama.com

The new film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, Pirates Of The Caribbean Salazar’s Revenge has been granted a ‘UA’ certificate with no cuts. But censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani is an unhappy man. Given a choice he would’ve gone with a ‘PG13’ rating for Pirates Of The Caribbean.

“Sadly we don’t have a ‘PG13’ rating in India. We only have ‘U’, ‘UA’ and ‘A’. While certifying Pirates Of The Caribbean our choice was ‘U’ or ‘UA’. We opted for ‘UA’ because it contains violent content. The ideal censor certification would be the American ‘PG 13’ which warns parents to not bring children under 13 to a film. All the Pirates Of The Caribbean films are graded ‘PG13’ in the US,” says Nihalani.

Nihalani feels the rating system needs to be changed. “In the absence of a choice we had to grade it as ‘UA’ which means children are free to watch The Pirates Of The Caribbean as long as they are accompanied by an adult. We feel many recent Hollywood blockbusters like Fast & Furious 8, XXX, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Logan actually deserved ‘PG 13’. But we don’t have it.”

Source:

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/pirates-caribbeans-latest-instalment-gets-ua-no-cuts-censor-chief-laments-absence-pg13-rating/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

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Rihanna And Friends Soon To Start Ocean’s 8 Shooting

October 13, 2016
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CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday October 12, 2016 – Filming of the all-girl reboot of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise is set to get underway in New York this month, and Rihanna and friends are reportedly ready to rock.

Barbados’ pop princess will be joined in the caper by Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina.

The movie is slated for release in 2018, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and although the plot has been kept under wraps, it is said that it will see the girl gang pulling off a heist at the Met Gala in New York.

Previous incarnations of the Ocean’s series have been set in Las Vegas and across Europe.

The original Ocean’s Eleven movie was made in 1960 and saw Frank Sinatra in the title role of Danny Ocean, backed by co-stars from his famous Rat Pack including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

George Clooney took the title role in the first remake of the movie in 2001, alongside co-stars Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould and Don Cheadle.

Clooney went on to reprise the lead role in successive box office hits Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen three years later.

Meanwhile, Matt Damon, who played pickpocket Linus Caldwell alongside Clooney and Pitt in three of the four previous Ocean’s movies, is enthusiastic about the upcoming all-girl reboot.

“I think it’s going to be awesome,” he said.

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Etana Takes It Back

October 13, 2016
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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday October 4, 2016 – Blame Etana’s “lack of knowledge about certain issues” for her controversial comments about backing US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

That’s what the Jamaican singer has said, after facing backlash from fans for an interview on TVJ’s entertainment programme, Entertainment Report (ER), in which she declared her support for Donald Trump and made statements about racial profiling.

The “Not Afraid” singer issued a statement saying she sincerely accepted individual responsibility for her comments.

“Some of my comments/statements were not fully explained based on time restrictions due to the nature of the entertainment program, while other comments/statements were simply as a result of my lack of knowledge about certain issues,” she said.

“Following the interview, I recognized how aspects of my statements negatively affected my fans, friends and supporters, therefore, as I firmly stated in my initial statement to fans yesterday on social media, I sincerely apologize. Additionally, I wholeheartedly appreciate all your comments and I’m using this experience as teachable moments, as I continue to grow socially and consciously, attaining the knowledge needed to continually deliver music we all have grown to love and support.”

Etana, born Shauna McKenzie, also addressed the comments she made regarding social profiling, insisting that she is not prejudice.

“I do not believe in racial profiling nor any form of discriminatory approaches against anyone or any group of people. As I indicated in my ER interview, it is my belief that for years we have been underserved and underrepresented by individuals elected to serve us, and it’s important that certain social issues be brought to the fore,” she said.

“I love what I do. Positive, uplifting and socially conscious music is my passion; my music is for the world, it’s for all people, no matter their ages, from all walks of life. My music seeks to unite and not divide – it’s all about unity and an appreciation for people and life, while highlighting the challenges we may face individually and collectively.”

Etana is now off to Africa for a series of shows, including the All Nations Reggae Fest 2016 in South Africa.

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Hurricane Matthew Leaves 108 Dead In Haiti

October 6, 2016
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thursday October 6, 2016 – Facing a death toll of at least 108 people and widespread catastrophic damage to their country, Haitian government officials speaking in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew today vowed to take charge of their country’s reconstruction — even as they had yet to assess the extent of destruction from the storm.

“The situation is catastrophic,” President Jocelerme Privert said. “The situation is critical.”

Interior Minister Francois Anick Joseph confirmed the number of dead. Privert, who spoke at a press conference on the grounds of the National Palace, said there has been “enormous” damage to the country.

“There are a lot of areas in the country that have been affected; a lot of places that are difficult to access,” he said.

Haitian officials said more than 28,000 houses have been damaged so far but evaluation is only in the initial stages. All international assistance will be coordinated through the Haitian government, they said, as the nation began the painful assessment of damage.

Yesterday, Privert traveled in a U.S. Coast Guard aircraft and got his first look at the battered coastline along the southern peninsula. He offered sympathies to all the families impacted by the storm.

“What we saw out of the airplane’s window,” he said, “the situation is really catastrophic…it is truly a disaster.”

Today he hopes to actually land in one of the sites when he visits by helicopter. Two U. S. helicopters also deployed to the area, and two United Nations M-17s landed in Jérémie. On board one of the aircraft was Haitian National Police Chief Michel-Ange Gedeon.

Privert said while he will visit cities in the Grand’ Anse and the Grand South, other ministers will deploy by SUV to other communities. Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles is supposed to visit the far northwest, where the storm inflicted considerable damage along the coast, leaving at least one person dead.

The Haitian government said it welcomes international assistance, but that unlike after the earthquake in 2010 — when the international community decided where aid would go, without accounting for where it actually went — the Haitian government will take charge of the reconstruction after Matthew.

A ministerial commission was empaneled to coordinate the aid.

“The response that all of our partners want to give, it is us, the government who will tell them where we have needs,” said Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles. “So the different sectors can have control over what’s happening on the ground.”

People will not “just be able to land and say they are here to bring assistance, and then when we do the evaluation we realize that there is nothing to show for it,” he said.

As Haitian government ministers deployed across the country today, they were accompanied by United Nations disaster response teams and humanitarian groups.

Speaking at UN headquarters in New York, Farhan Haq, a spokesman, said Haitian officials estimate that at least 350,000 people are in immediate need of humanitarian help, although that number may rise as assessments come in from areas with limited communication and access.

Haq reported that more than 15,600 people were evacuated and nearly 1,900 homes were flooded. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed.

More than 21,000 people remained in shelters, according to Edgar Celestin, spokesman from the Office of Protection Civil said. He said the number of deaths and the amount of damage both are expected to rise, especially in hard hit areas like the Grand’ Anse.

The department on Haiti’s southern peninsula remains mostly cut off from communication, with the worst damage reported from Port Salut West to Dame Marie. Other parts of the country were also seeing major damage.

“Everybody’s house is destroyed, the people can’t eat and have to drink coconut water to sustain them,” said Sen. Francky Exius, who is from Les Cayes.

Exius, who complained about the slow response of the government, said two bridges are damaged in Port Salut.

“The people are demoralized, they have no hope,” he said.

Reports also began coming in today on widespread devastation in Jérémie, in the Grand’ Anse, where food was reported to be scarce with gardens destroyed.

Jean-Michel Vigreux, CARE Haiti country director, reported that 80 percent of the buildings were destroyed.

“All phone lines and electricity are down. Access is completely cut off, and everyone is running out of food and money. The bank is offline. Everyone is very shaken up,” he reported.

In Arcahaie, the biggest banana-growing region in Haiti, approximately 80 percent of banana crops were destroyed by winds and flooding, reported Christy Delafield, a spokeswoman for Mercy Corps, a nonprofit providing humanitarian relief in the country.

Delafield said in an email that the destroyed banana crops supported about 20,000 families in the region, and that farmers may have difficulty replanting the crops because of salt water intrusion from flooding.

Cholera has also been a fear in the wake of the storm.

Vigreux reported three cases in the Jérémie hospital but the facility has no generator. The World Health Organization reported five new cases of cholera in Randel on Oct. 3.

Since the large cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010, the epidemic has been contained but outbreaks continue. According to the WHO, Haiti has reported 754, 972 cholera cases, including 8,863 deaths, since the beginning of the epidemic in October 2010 until the end of December 2015.

A total of 36,045 cholera cases were reported in 2015, an increase of 30 percent, or 27,753 cases, over the prior year.

Vigreux also reported that Jacmel, capital of the Department South-East, was hit hard, with the number of people in shelters rising from 2,700 to 4,000.

The U.S., Venezuela and Holland have all offered aid to Haiti in the aftermath of the storm. A humanitarian flight from Venezuela flew into Haiti yesterday with supplies to help victims.

The World Food Program, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, along with non-government organizations all reported scaling up support in Haiti for critical shelter, water, sanitation and food assistance.

Yesterday, Haiti postponed its scheduled rerun of the presidential elections that had been set for Sunday. No new date has been set. (Story from Miami Herald)

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