Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson Cover Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ At BBC 1 Radio Performance [Watch]

first_imgMiley Cyrus and Mark Ronson are currently in the middle of a global media tour to promote their recently-released collaborative pop single, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”. The latest stop on their media blitz included a live performance on BBC 1 Radio‘s Live Lounge, where the two performed their new single in addition to keeping the show’s tradition of the featured guest doing a contemporary pop cover. Cyrus and Ronson chose to give listeners a wonderful live rendition of Ariana Grande‘s “No Tears Left To Cry” from the singer’s 2018 studio album, Sweetener, which arrived over the summer.Miley’s performance of the emotionally-driven pop ballad required the singer to reach deep within herself to pull out the intensity needed to sing such a heavy song. Cyrus was joined in the broadcasted performance by a small orchestra of violin and cello players, with Ronson seated beside her on the acoustic guitar. The singer showcased both her traditional singing abilities in addition to her rapping skills as she sang along to the lyrics, “I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up, Lovin’, I’m livin’, so we turnin’ up, we turnin’ it up.”The performance even earned some praise from Grande, who gave her pop colleague a shoutout via Twitter. The only real question left for Miley Cyrus after hearing the cover is, “Where can fans get that heart-shaped disco ball hanging behind her during the performance?” Watch the video of the cover performance below:Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson – “No Tears Left To Cry” [Ariana Grande cover] – BBC 1 Radio[Video: BBC 1 Radio]The other performance during the show saw Ronson and Cyrus giving listeners a stripped-down version of “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”. The two were once again joined by a small orchestra, with the addition of a percussionist and a bassist. Check it out below:Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson – “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” – BBC 1 Radio[Video: BBC 1 Radio]Previous stops on Cyrus and Ronson’s ongoing media tour included appearances on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and a musical guest spot on this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. She also released a new single on Friday night: with a holiday cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s “(Happy Xmas) War Is Over” with help from the famous couple’s son, Sean Ono Lennon.last_img read more

Representative Cola Hudson dies at 81

first_imgRepresentative Cola Hudson, R-Lyndon, died January 20 of congestive heart failure. A farmer and janitor, he first served in the Vermont House in 1973. He served in the State House up to the week before his death. He was 81.Below are comments from the governor and Speaker of the House.Official Statement of Governor Douglas on the Death of Representative Cola HudsonI was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Representative Cola Hudson of Lyndon. His family, friends and community are in our thoughts and prayers.Cola and I were first elected to the Legislature in the same year, served together for five years on the House Government Operations Committee and went on to work together in a variety of areas over the next 30 years. He always worked hard and put his constituents and the State of Vermont first. He was a straight-talking, matter-of-fact gentleman with a particular interest in making government more responsive to the people. He reminded us everyday of the importance of civility and respect in our public discourse.Cola – one of the longest serving members of our House of Representatives – was a model legislator and a wonderful friend. He will be missed.Statement from the Speaker of the House Gaye Symington on the death of Representative Cola HudsonIt is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Representative Cola Hudson, the Member from Lyndonville, this past Sunday. Cola has served his community in many ways, in the Legislature continuously since 1973, as a member of the Board of the Vermont State Colleges and the Board of Trustees of Lyndon Institute, and as Chair and most recently ranking member of the House Government Operations Committee.Sitting in a booth with Representative Hudson at the Miss Lyndonville Diner one fall gave me an appreciation of the respect he holds in his community, as so many people of all ages would speak with him as they passed. I remember in particular the way he characterized his work on the Government Operations Committee, “This committee is the peoples direct voice in their state government.” Whether as Chair or ranking member, Cola’s voice carried weight because he used words judiciously and often with a sense of humor that could break tension or bring back focus to a discussion.The member from Lyndonville was rarely missing from his seat when the House was in session. He was known for using few words to convey his perspectives on the debates at hand. At times he would use his wit to remind others of the value of brevity. When the Member from Lyndonville spoke, the Vermont House listened carefully.Cola Hudson’s legislative family will miss him very much.last_img read more

Vermont Law School report blasts use of corn-based ethanol

first_imgVermont Law School,Long heralded as a green alternative to fossil fuel, corn-based ethanol has become a costly distraction that chiefly benefits corporate, political and lobbying interests rather than the American public, the environment, small farmers and rural communities, according to a new report by Vermont Law School’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) and Food & Water Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. Titled ‘Crystal Eth: America’s Crippling Addiction to Taxpayer-financed Ethanol,’ the report concludes that corn-based ethanol is unlikely to significantly reduce America’s dependence on imported oil, has a negligible ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contributes to environmental degradation in coastal waters and has been an economic boon for agribusiness giants managed in absentia rather than small and medium-size, locally owned farms, farm cooperatives and ethanol refineries. The report is available on the IEE website at: is external)The report examines the political contributions and lobbying efforts of some of the largest corporate ethanol refiners to garner ever-larger subsidies, and how the growth of corporate consolidation in the corn-based ethanol sector has been an unintended result of America’s renewable transportation fuel politics, policies and subsidies. The report estimates that ethanol refiners have received at least $22.8 billion in total government financial support between 1999 and 2008.The report recommends that:Corn-based ethanol subsidies should be phased out completely over the next few years in favor of subsidies to biofuel alternatives that are more efficient, economically feasible and environmentally friendly, such as cellulosic and algae biofuel refiners.The renewable fuel standard should be amended to lower the amount of corn-based ethanol qualifying for government quotas.Renewable fuel standards should be increased for second- and third-generation biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol and algae-based biodiesel, which should only receive support if they meet sustainability criteria to qualify for subsidies. These could include a net energy gain for cellulosic or other biodiesel fuels, reduced water utilization, limiting the indirect land use impact on food production and eschewing emerging higher-risk technologies such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology.Farmers who produce and consume their own biofuels on the farm should be rewarded by an energy tax credit for each gallon of ethanol, biodiesel or vegetable oil that they use instead of fossil fuels. Congress has mandated that biofuel use must reach 36 billion gallons annually by 2022. Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, has the top-ranked environmental law program and one of the top-ranked clinical training programs in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service, a Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree and two post-JD degrees, the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for international students). The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. For more information, visit is external).last_img read more

Fridays on the Fly: The Pure Line

first_imgI bet scads of anglers have walked on a bridge or on a high trail in the mountains, looked at the water far below, and wondered, Has anyone ever fished that? I often follow that with: There have to be some big lunkers down there, and It would be so cool to find out. One summer day, I was standing on the edge of a cliff looking down at such a place: the North Platte River in Wyoming’s Fremont Canyon.I knew the fishing upstream to be excellent, but I wanted to find out if it was even better down where no one could reach it. My friend, Doug Heggart, and I had had a blast fishing that morning. We’d double-hooked large trout with our tenkara rods and enjoyed an unusually windless day. Then, knowing of my other main passion, rock-climbing, Doug took me up the canyon. I peered down the sheer walls, my gaze going back and forth between potential climbing lines and the pools in the water below. There have to be some big lunkers down there, right?A year later, I recruited another friend, Steve Conrad, to return to Fremont Canyon and help me answer that question. Like me, Steve is a fly-fishing climber. Normally, my fly gear is as simple as it gets: a telescopic tenkara rod, line and fly. I leave the reel and other stuff behind in favor of this Japanese method of fly-fishing that I discovered and introduced to the US in 2009. But in order to fish Fremont Canyon, we also needed climbing ropes, and a decent amount of hardware, harnesses, climbing shoes… perhaps because my other activities are so gear-intensive, I keep my fly-fishing simple.Learn more about this Colorado fly fishing adventure in the June issue of our sister publication, Elevation Outdoors!last_img read more

NAFCU’s Berger delivers Washington & Industry Update at DCUC conference

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger addressed the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) Tuesday at its 56th Annual Conference in Chicago on current efforts in Washington that could impact credit unions. The conference began Sunday and concludes today.“NAFCU and the DCUC have a strong partnership and remain committed to working together to ensure servicemembers and their families have access to safe, affordable financial products and services,” Berger said.Last week, NAFCU and DCUC teamed up to reiterate their opposition to a provision included in the Senate-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would require the Department of Defense to treat large banks the same as not-for-profit defense credit unions on military bases. The two organizations will continue to advocate that this provision not be included in the final NDAA as House and Senate conferees reconcile differences in the two chambers’ bills.last_img read more

With two swimming pools and a tennis court, living in this home is like living in a resort

first_img58 Primley St, Pullenvale.“When we moved in our youngest was only nine, so they were in various stages of development, and it has just been a perfect family home for us.’’With only one of their children remaining at home, it is now time for the couple to downsize.More dream homes…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Carlton North01:38 Related videos 01:38Dream Home: Carlton North02:10Dream Home: Manly00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay House02:17Dream Home: Box Hill North02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:27Masterpiece home The layout was a big selling point for Mrs Thomas, but the thing which really clinched the deal was the view from the kitchen window.“To be honest with you when I walked into this home for the first time and I went to the kitchen, and it has got a fabulous view to the city, I thought I am going to spend a lot of time in here looking after my children’s meals and my friends’ meals and that view is really just unsurpassed,” she said. Helen and Peter Thomas at their Pullenvale home. Picture: Annette DewHelen and Peter Thomas bought their home at Pullenvale in 2003, but Mrs Thomas still remembers what attracted her to it in the first place.“The layout was perfect; we literally walked in the front door, the kids went down the kids’ wing and we went up to our private area at the other end of the house and we thought, ‘yes’,’’ she said.“It has been a fabulous house for them (her four children) to grow up in. 58 Primley St, Pullenvale.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The couple built an infinity edge pool and it is over this water that Mrs Thomas looks at the city view from the kitchen.“I just love water around me, so the combination was perfect,’’ she said.Mrs Thomas said the size and layout of the house was perfect for a large family or even for multi-generational living.Each of the bedrooms has its own entrance and exit to the carport.The home is on the ridge of the D’aguilar Range and has not one but two swimming pools – a 15m infinity edge pool and a second, fully tiled swimming pool with spa. There is also a tennis court.center_img 58 Primley St, Pullenvale.The single-level home has a cathedral style rooftop with terracotta tiles and expansive glass facades.Inside the double-door entry is a foyer which separates into two distinct wings – a casual zone to the left and the more formal living areas to the right. In the casual zone is a large billiards or games room with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open outside.Next to this is a media room with a bar, rear projector system and access to the covered rear courtyard. This area is serviced by a separate external bathroom.Four of the five bedrooms are in this wing, with one having a separate living room, kitchenette and ensuite attached.In the other wing of the house is a formal lounge with city views and an open fireplace. The main bedroom is in a private wing with garden and mountain views.DETAILS 58 Primley St, Pullenvale5 bed7 bath2 pools1 tennis courtAgent: Rachael Spinks. Spinks & Co Residential.last_img read more

Dutch Mortgage Company able to take on €1bn in new commitments

first_imgThe Dutch Mortgage Funding Company (DMFCO) has said it can accommodate at least €1bn in additional investments in residential mortgages next year as demand surges.Since the DMFCO launched its Munt Hypotheken product a year ago, the asset manager had received €5bn in commitments, €3bn of which has been issued as mortgages, according to Marieke Hut, partner and director of business development.She said the DMFCO expected to issue at least another €3bn of mortgages in 2016.To date, seven Dutch pension funds, including PGB and the large metal schemes PME and PMT, have made commitments, ranging from €100m to €2bn. According to Hut, the DMFCO is currently in talks with a number of other pension funds keen to participate in the Dutch mortgage fund.She attributed Dutch schemes’ interest in the DMFCO’s proposition partly to its “extensive governance and low cost”.“We involve our clients closely in our policy, and we can keep costs low, as we are a young and efficient organisation,” she said.“Moreover, we are independent and focus solely on mortgages.”She said the DMFCO’s Dutch mortgage fund was currently providing 200 basis points of additional returns relative to government bonds.She also confirmed that the fund would continue to focus on Dutch pension funds, “as we have developed our proposition together with our first clients”.This means, for example, that the vehicle will target long-term mortgages with a fixed rate.“Having only pension funds as like-minded investors also allows us to be flexible,” Hut said.Most of the participating pension funds have increased their commitments considerably, with PMT and PGB doubling their initial investments to €2bn and €1bn, respectively.Hut said investor demand had increased much faster than the DMFCO expected, and that it now anticipated a total committed amount of approximately €10bn by the end of 2017.The DMFCO estimates the annual market for Dutch mortgage investments in the Netherlands at €60bn.It said it expected institutional investors to play an increasingly important role in the Dutch real estate market, as banks became more reluctant to issue mortgages.last_img read more

Sex clinics treating more youngsters

first_imgHerald on Sunday 9 Oct 2011STIs such as herpes, gonorrhea, genital warts, syphilis and chlamydia (the most common STI in teenagers) are on the rise. So are the numbers of young teenagers catching them. The figures make sobering reading. Last year, 134 New Zealand children aged 10 to 14 caught chlamydia. The figure leapt to an alarming 3203 in the 15- to 19-year age group with the infection after contracting it from their mothers. Sex education has been compulsory in all schools for 10 years now, but in that time New Zealand’s teenage STI and pregnancy rates have continued to climb. A national survey by the Adolescent Health Research Group at Auckland University shows that almost 11 per cent of children under 14 are sexually active. read more

Regretting Surrogacy

first_imgABC News 20 August 2014New film highlights women who agree to be surrogates, then struggle with giving up babies after birth.

Study ranks strictest/ most lenient states for traffic tickets

first_imgBatesville, In. — A new study from WalletHub has ranked the strictest and most lenient states when it comes to speeding violations.The study analyzed penalties for speeding and reckless driving in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 12 categories to reach the conclusions.Ohio and Kentucky rank as some of the most lenient while motorists in states like Delaware and Colorado don’t get many breaks.The full study and rankings is online here.last_img