Indian Investment In US

first_imgIndia and the United Arab Emirates are the fastest growing investors in the United States.According to Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs Robert D Hormats, between 2004 and 2008, UAE investment in the United States grew 230 percent annually, followed by India with 64 percent and Spain with 60 percent. China had the seven highest growth rate with 30 percent.“I doubt that most Americans are aware of how much new investment is coming from this group of countries,” Hormats said. Foreign Direct Investment in the US (Million Dollars, 2008)1United Kingdom$57,4202Belgium$56,5353Switzerland$39,1814Japan$29,9435Netherlands$24,6916Canada$23,4557Spain$12,1618Australia$11,7009Bermuda$10,73910Finland$9,08411France$8,41212Ireland$6,29513Norway$2,96414Italy$2,86915Mexico$2,20016India$1,94317Germany$1,88118Brazil$1,59119Hong Kong$1,19520Netherlands Antilles$1,155Bureau Of Economic Analysis Related Itemslast_img read more

Afghanistan eyes $10 bn trade and investment with India

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today set a target of USD 10 billion for bilateral trade and investment with India in five years, underlining the importance of a concrete road map for future collaboration.He marked out retail, power, pharmaceuticals, solar energy, water management, ports and skill development as areas that hold immense potential. “You spoke of a road map. Lets start with a target of USD 10 billion in trade and investment, five years and we are going to realise it,” Ghani said at a business meet here. India-Afghanistan bilateral trade stood at USD 643 million in 2015-16.The President proposed formation of a taskforce between the industry chambers of the two countries and governments for laying a concrete road map of future collaboration. The visiting Afghan President thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allocation of USD 1 billion for Afghanistans capacity and capability-building in education, health, agriculture, skill development, women empowerment, energy, infrastructure and strengthening of democratic institutions. “Committing a billion dollars to the future of Afghanistan is not just a commitment of money, it is a statement of confidence of belief in a strategic partnership,” he acknowledged. Stating that Afghanistan had invested over USD 30 million in its airports, Ghani proposed formation of a joint cargo company with India. He also spoke of Afghan fruits that can be made affordable for middle class and low-income Indian households. Noting that the Kandahar airport has “first-grade cold storage capabilities”, Ghani sought investment from Indian supermarket chains. In an apparent jibe at Pakistan, Ghani said: “My request is for 4-5 major Indian supermarket chains to free us from the constraints of those neighbours who do not wish us well.” Pegging the Afghan medicine market at roughly USD 658 million a year, Ghani reached out to “five of the best Indian pharmaceutical companies” for proposals to supply medicines, underlining their criticality for Afghan soldiers. He even assured the Indian side that there is no constraint on transport of pharmaceuticals by air. The Afghan President hoped that India will play a crucial role in skill development in Afghanistans carpet industry. Referring to opportunities Afghanistan presents for the gold and jewellery sector, Ghani said: “We want to make sure the contracts given for gold are given transparently, but the gold sector is up for investment as is the precious stone sector.” Noting that Afghanistan is interested in establishing dry ports with facilities like SEZs, which could connect to countries such as China and Iran, Ghani sought Indias engagement in this regard. MORE PTI RSN ARDadvertisementlast_img read more

Dhoni to endorse luxury sports watch brand in India

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed the India ambassador of Italian luxury sports watchmaker Panerai.”I closely relate with the authenticity, passion and boldness that the brand embodies. These are some strong attributes that I have been applying to my career and life beyond cricket, stirring true emotions towards Panerai, and underlining my natural connection with the brand,” Dhoni said in a statement. The collaboration marks the brand’s commitment towards the Indian market.”M.S. Dhoni is a celebrated sportsman, a sophisticated gentleman with a distinctive persona that impeccably resonates the masculine identity of the brand’s watches, said Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroue.–IANSrb/sedlast_img

Top Ohio State QB Recruit Updates His Commitment

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of Ohio State football’s most-important recruits has updated his recruitment following the Urban Meyer retirement decision.Jack Miller, a 2020 quarterback committed to Ohio State, has updated his commitment in the wake of Meyer’s decision to retire.Like other top Ohio State recruits, Miller remains pledged to the Buckeyes.The quarterback recruit took to Twitter to make the following announcement:“100% Committed,” he wrote, adding in a “Go Bucks.”100% Committed #GoBucks— Jack Miller (@jackjamesmiller) December 4, 2018Ohio State’s assistant coaches are currently out on the road recruiting. The Buckeyes have one of the top recruiting classes in the country for 2019 and ’20 and keeping those commits on board will be paramount.Meyer, meanwhile, will officially announce his retirement at a press conference this afternoon. The Buckeyes will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. E.T.Ohio State will finish its season at the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.last_img read more

Savings from Leave Reform to be Reallocated – Minister Thwaites

first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says the Ministry will be re-allocating what it expects to save from the estimated $2.5 billion that it spends per year on the costs associated with leave for teachers.These costs involve salaries for teachers who are studying; salaries for temporary replacements; tuition; and long leave.Rev. Thwaites says these funds will be redirected into the education sector to allow for flexibility to spend in other areas.“All we are saying is, if we add up all the costs of the long leave and other entitlements, it’s costing us $2.5 billion per year to keep teachers out of the classroom, and this is simply unaffordable any longer,” he asserted.The Minister said where possible, the Ministry is encouraging distance learning, virtual learning, and other diffused methods of studying.He said the Ministry is therefore offering to pay half of the tuition costs for teachers who go this route, provided that there is no diminution of their performance in class, and they are doing well in their course. These payments would be made at the end of each successful year.Meanwhile, Rev. Thwaites emphasised that there will be no termination of the services of teachers who have obtained leave to study outside of their content area, but that the Ministry would discontinue approving such submissions.“Study leave must be in an area that is related to what you teach,” he emphasised.On the issue of long leave, Rev. Thwaites said this will be negotiated with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA).“It is the principle of this government, that we consult to make changes that are going to affect people seriously,” the Minister said.The Minister pointed out that long leave is often taken during term periods, despite the fact that the regulations, under the Education Act, say teachers in public education institutions should not be eligible for vacation leave with pay, in addition to school holidays.Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Highway 103 Exit 4 Hubley

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Traffic Advisory, Highway 103, Exit4 (Hubley) HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103, Exit 4 (Hubley) The existing bridge at Exit 4 (Hubley) has been removed and workhas begun on its replacement. Motorists crossing Highway 103 onTrunk 3 are being asked to detour, with caution, over a temporarystructure. Efforts will be made to minimize delays at peaktravelling times. The work at Exit 4 will continue until the end of January 2005. -30-center_img Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860last_img

Banking regulator sees potential risks in high home prices debt loads

first_imgTORONTO – Stricter regulations aimed at tightening mortgage lending to take some of the risk out of the market will be finalized by the end of the month, the federal financial regulator said Tuesday.Final changes to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI) residential mortgage lending guidelines, also known as B-20, will come into force two or three months afterward, its head, Jeremy Rudin said during a speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto.The superintendent said the “broad thrust” of the changes will be similar to what it proposed in July — the draft of which included a new stress test for all uninsured mortgages, as well as prohibitions on co-lending arrangements that are designed or appear to be designed to circumvent regulator requirements.“We clearly see the potential risks caused by high household indebtedness across Canada, and by high real estate prices in some markets,” Rudin said. “We are not waiting to see those risks crystallize in rising arrears and defaults before we act.”The stress test, if implemented, would mean that homebuyers who have a down payment of 20 per cent or more and do not require mortgage insurance will still have to prove they can continue to make their payments if interest rates rise.Rudin’s comments Tuesday come after the Bank of Canada hiked interest rates twice this summer, once in July and once last month, after unexpectedly strong economic numbers.The superintendent told reporters after his speech that these changes are aimed at reinforcing sound underwriting amid the “evolution of house prices,” particularly in major markets. He added that “complacency in the lending community can set in” and there can be an “over reliance” on collateral when a borrower’s ability to carry a mortgage is key.“Nobody can say with any certainty what’s going to happen in the housing markets, or what’s going to happen to housing prices,” Rudin told reporters. “But we do know this. Housing prices are still near their all-time highs and mortgage rates are still near their all-time lows. And while sound underwriting is always important, it’s never been more important than it is now.”He added OSFI’s crackdown on co-lending, or bundled mortgages — in which federally regulated lenders pair up with unregulated providers to finance a property — is aimed at making sure financial institutions adhere to rules that limit how much they can lend.“We think that the system as a whole needs to have a certain integrity,” Rudin said.Rudin acknowledged that the changes to rules followed by federally regulated lenders could potentially push would-be home buyers towards riskier financing options, such as shadow banking.Still, he said the institutions that fall under OSFI’s purview handle about 80 per cent of Canada’s mortgage lending.“We recognize, as I said, that some of the activity might migrate outside the federal sphere,” he said. “And although not an intended nor positive consequence, it doesn’t relieve us from the responsibility to act on our mandate.”The stricter lending rules by the banking regulator comes after the Ontario government moved to cool down the hot housing market with a host of measures in April. Those actions included a foreign buyers tax, similar to one previously handed down in Vancouver with a similar goal.However, the latest figures from the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board released Tuesday show that September home sales were up compared with a year ago and the MLS Home Price Index composite benchmark price was $1,037,300 in September, up 10.9 per cent compared with a year ago.last_img read more

DHX Media posts Q2 loss due to lower revenue, higher currency-exchange expense

HALIFAX — DHX Media Ltd. reported a $17.9-million loss attributable to its shareholders for its second quarter, as a change in foreign exchange rates affected the carrying value of its debt and revenue fell.The loss amounted to 13 cents per share for the three months ended Dec. 31, which compared with a year-earlier profit of $7.4 million or six cents per share.The loss in the most recent quarter included a $15.5-million non-cash, unrealized foreign exchange loss.Revenue fell four per cent to $117.0 million from $121.9 million in last year’s comparable quarter.The decline was attributed to a drop in a broad range of activities including content production, distribution and service fees.Analysts expected revenue of $122.35 million, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Companies in this story: (TSX:DHX)The Canadian Press read more

Emery County Fair Bringing ArmLeg Wrestling Inflatables and More This Year

LEG/ARM WRESTLINGThe Emery County Fair will feature a leg wrestling competition on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. Come and show us your strong legs for a chance to win a kayak or paddle board! On the same day, arm wrestling will begin at 2 p.m. Prizes to pick from include a tent, spike ball and Kan Jam!THE JEFF KEELE BANDThe Jeff Keele Band will be playing at the Emery County Fair on Friday, Aug. 2 from 9 p.m. to midnight. The Jeff Keele Band is 100% Carbon/Emery talent made up of Chris Magann, Dallas Howa, Seth Sorenson, Kasey Hunt and Jeff Keele. The band has two original albums under their belts with “Hot Black Coffee” and “Westbound” (available everywhere) as well as a wide range of cover material from classic rock to country.  INFLATABLESThere will be four inflatables at the Emery County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3: the slingshot water slide, rampage water slide, the tidal wave water slide and the famous castle bounce house. Kids are invited to come join the fun! read more

Its officially the end of summer – but the good weather is

first_imgSorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the summer is officially over.August 31 marks the day our summer finishes and our awaiting for the start of autumn begins, likely to be followed by some Game of Thrones-inspired jokes that winter is coming. Blue skies on the last day of summer 😎☀️🎉👏🏼 #CaledonianPark #caledonianroad #blueskies #su… https://t.co/HePGny2Yxd pic.twitter.com/knUtoRpE6B— Andréa Avena (@andrea_avena) August 31, 2016 People enjoy the hot weather on Boscombe Beach, DorsetCredit:PA Others celebrated the last day of summer  The end of summer has not gone down well on Twitter According to the Met Office: “The meteorological seasons consists of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each.“These seasons are split to coincide with our Gregorian calendar making it easier for meteorological observing and forecasting to compare seasonal and monthly statistics.”For the weather optimists out there however, there are still a few more weeks of summer left to enjoy if referring to the astronomical calendar.“The astronomical calendar determines the seasons due to the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to its orbit around the sun. Both equinoxes and solstices are related to the Earth’s orbit around the sun.”This year, the astronomical summer began on 20 June 2016 and ends on 22 September 2016. What can we expect in September? “The weekend and into next week look likely to be rather unsettled with some rain and strong winds,” the Met Office says. “Thereafter some further unsettled conditions are expected but a more settled period is possible during the middle to latter part of September.”The Met Office’s long range forecast (5-14 September) adds: “An unsettled start to the week across most parts, with outbreaks of rain at times, heaviest in the northwest where gales are possible.“Towards the middle of the week southern parts will probably see a more settled spell develop, with plenty of dry, fine and warm weather.“There is a reasonable chance that this fine weather will spread to all parts later in the week.”Earlier this month, this spectacular red rainbow illuminated this historic English town – but what caused it?Meanwhile, another photographer captured this blood red moon looming over New York in these stunning photos. @metoffice this makes us sad… it’s surely too early to say goodbye to #Summer :(— PRM Waste Systems (@PRMWasteSystems) August 30, 2016 Last day of summer today, back to work tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/NooIu6hfrP— Sam Flynn (@l0x2a) August 31, 2016 So when does summer officially end?It depends on whether you are referring to the astronomical or meteorological summer, according to the Met Office.The meteorological summer began on 1 June 2016 and ends on 31 August 2016, meaning today is officially the last day of the sunshine season. The last day of summer couldn’t be better pic.twitter.com/bQDmYegRcy— Alexander™️ (@IfeverIgetthere) August 31, 2016 @metoffice would have been nice to have had some of it… 😩🌧— Craig (@CNoz1986) August 31, 2016 Damn, meteorologically it’s the last day of summer but I’m not done with it yet :/— Matthias Daniel (@MatthiasDaniel) August 31, 2016 end of summer  August is set to become the hottest on recordand forecasters believe the warm weather will continue this week.Chris Page, a forecaster at the Met Office, said many places had seen “wall to wall sunshine” over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the weather remaining “quite fine and settled”. Bookmakers slashed the odds on the month breaking previous records following highs of 25C on Sunday. Last day of friggin summer and I’m stuck working until 5— Jillian Maghini (@jillian_maghini) August 31, 2016 Oh no! It’s the last day of meteorological summer!Who let this happen!!! pic.twitter.com/LSPaoAJA2v— Scott Ealy Now (@TheScottEaly) August 31, 2016  A man sunbathing in Hyde park, London Some reasons to be cheerfulThe warm weather looks set to continue, at least for the next few days. Last day of summer……. School tomorrow………. pic.twitter.com/63c1YiTQfG— ㅤ (@drinkwithgomez) August 31, 2016 Did you know? Today is the last day of meteorological #summer https://t.co/u7XVc8YlTU pic.twitter.com/zYyKn5egGg— Met Office (@metoffice) August 31, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The long range forecast (5-14 September)  A man sunbathing in Hyde park, LondonCredit:PA Love autumn? Tomorrow is the last day of meteorological #summer! Learn how we define seasons https://t.co/u7XVc8YlTU pic.twitter.com/QfT1R6tdJA— Met Office (@metoffice) August 30, 2016 Meteorologists say that today is the last day of Summer, but we might think otherwise! pic.twitter.com/LWT3unfD12— Church Lane Flowers (@churchlanepetal) August 31, 2016last_img read more

Banker killed with a single punch for talking to a group of

first_imgOliver Dearlove lived with his long-term girlfriendCredit:Chris Greenwood  The victim, who was punched in the head and neck, collapsed in the street and was pronounced dead less than 24 hours later.Asked why he did it, Timon allegedly told one of the women: “I’m p***** off.”Mr Orchard said the defendant had pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies murder.He said the only issue was whether he intended to cause Mr Dearlove “really serious bodily harm” when he punched him.After the attack, Timon walked away and later tried calling one of the four women, three of whom are sisters.In an attempt to explain what happened, he allegedly told her that one of Mr Dearlove’s party appeared to lean down to their socks.Mr Orchard told jurors to examine CCTV footage which showed Mr Dearlove was not wearing socks and his two friends were in flip-flops. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She went on to tell Mr Dearlove that it was her first night out since giving birth, and he commented to his friends: “She had a baby four weeks ago, doesn’t she look well?”The woman produced pictures and Mr Dearlove was “very polite” as he complimented her on having a beautiful baby, jurors heard.Timon, who knew the group of women, allegedly stormed in and demanded to know what they were talking about.He allegedly shouted: “Who the f*** are you boys?” and told Mr Dearlove: “If you don’t move on, I’ll knock you out.”One of the women stood between them and told Timon to “just go”, jurors heard.Mr Orchard said: “The next thing that happened was the defendant hit Oliver Dearlove.”The punch skimmed her face. She saw Oliver Dearlove fall and as he fell his whole body twisted. She screamed ‘He hit him, he hit him’.” Timon, of Heavitree Road, Plumstead, south-east London, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of murder.Prosecutor Anthony Orchard QC told jurors: “The attack upon Oliver Dearlove took place on a warm August Bank Holiday evening, in the quiet leafy streets of Blackheath.”He stood on the pavement not far from a nightclub. The attack was unprovoked and senseless. It appears to have been motivated by the defendant’s perceived sense of grievance that Oliver Dearlove and two of his male friends were talking to a group of young women, whom Trevor Timon knew.”The victim lived with his long-term girlfriend in New Eltham and worked in the City as a banker, the court heard. Oliver Dearlove’s girlfriend Claire Wheatley attends the trialCredit:Ed Willcox /Central News Oliver Dearlove's girlfriend Claire Wheatley attends the trial It appears to have been motivated by the defendant’s perceived sense of grievance that Oliver Dearlove and two of his male friends were talking to a group of young womenAnthony Orchard QC, prosecutor On Saturday Aug 27 last year, he was on a night out with friends in Blackheath, ending up at Zerodegrees bar and restaurant until just after midnight.Timon was in the nearby Morden’s nightclub along with the women, who cannot be named for legal reasons.The women left the club, followed by Timon, just as Mr Dearlove and his friends emerged from Zerodegrees and set off in the same direction, the court heard.Mr Dearlove had politely asked one of the women if she was hurt after she took off her high heels and began walking slowly along Tranquil Vale.She laughingly replied: “You know what, my feet are killing me”, jurors were told. Trevor Timon A former Coutts banker was killed with a single punch by a man who flew into a rage when the victim talked to a group of young women about high heels and baby pictures, a court has heard.Oliver Dearlove, 30, was friendly and polite as he chatted with the women in the street after a night out in Blackheath, south-east London, on Aug 28 last year, jurors were told.The casual exchange, lasting no more than 20 seconds, prompted Trevor Timon, 31, to fly into a rage and launch his “unprovoked and senseless” attack, the court heard. Oliver Dearlove and girlfriend Trevor Timon is accused of murderCredit:Central News last_img read more

On the ropes Nintendo only sold 59000 Wii U last month in

first_imgHas anyone managed to get excited about the Wii U since its launch? I certainly haven’t, and new sales figures for Nintendo’s console seem to suggest no one is.The latest figures coming out of market research company NPD Group actually suggests that video game sales in the US for January have increased compared to January 2012. But what isn’t mentioned is January this year was a 5 week month, where as last year it was 4 weeks.Gamasutra has been kind enough to do the adjustments, which in turn shows sales have actually fallen as a whole across the industry. But the news for Nintendo is particularly bad. Estimated sales of the Wii U console amounted to just 59,000 units. It could even be as low as 45,000 units.To put that in context, no current gen console has sold that few units in a month it has been on sale. Ever. Even the worst months have seen better sales than that. Nintendo’s own figures also show how interest in the console has fallen drastically. Sales of the Wii U $789.00 at Amazon from launch until the end of 2012 amounted to 890,000 units. To fall to just 59,000 units the following month must surely have alarm bells ringing inside Nintendo.Software sales are also pretty dire, with every game released on both the Wii and Wii U selling much better on the Wii in every case. That’s to be expected due to the huge difference in user base, but the Wii U ownership isn’t exactly growing fast to catch up.As usual, Nintendo’s success rests on the games it produces internally, and if these hardware sales figures are accurate, they desperately need a hit and a system seller. We know that a new Pikmin and Luigi game are scheduled for release at some point this year, and Nintendo has promised to show off a new 3D Mario game and Mario Kart for the Wii U at E3. I can’t help thinking they need some guaranteed hits sooner than that, though, or something to spark interest like a (big) price cut.If sales continue at this pace the installed base will be comparatively tiny when the PS4 and Xbox 720 make an appearance.last_img read more

HACCI hosts breakfast with Olga Kefalogianni

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A special breakfast with the Minister for Tourism of Greece Olga Kefalogianni, hosted at the MCG on Tuesday by the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI), was attended by over 50 representatives of the state government, business and the travel sector. Amonsgt others, the Greek minister stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation between Australia and Greece to promote tourism and other commercial and trade relations and highlighted the role of HACCI in this effort.last_img

Des tablettes Nokia sous Windows Phone 8

first_imgDes tablettes Nokia sous Windows Phone 8 ?Nokia travaille-t-il à l’élaboration d’une tablette sous Windows Phone 8 ?Windows Phone 8 serait-il un système d’exploitation spécialement conçu pour les tablettes ? C’est ce qu’on pourrait croire à écouter les explications de Stephen Elop, PDG de Nokia sur cette vidéo.  L’autre atout de cette interview tient au fait que l’on apprend également que la firme finlandaise travaillerait actuellement sur  des tablettes tactiles fonctionnant sous Windows Phone 8. Plus que jamais, le futur système d’exploitation de Microsoft semble entrer dans la réalité, surtout lorsque l’on sait depuis peu que l’os pourrait arriver à la mi-2012. Microsoft serait intervenu comme pour dire que les révélations seraient à prendre avec des pincettes, même s’il s’agit apparemment de la saison des fuites chez Nokia… Le 29 octobre 2011 à 20:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Allure of an Anime Soundtrack on Vinyl

first_imgFor Jonathan Dobyns, a co-founder of the project along with Clint Carney, it’s all about the music. An anime fan himself, specifically of what Tiger Lab calls the “golden age” of anime, Dobyns was drawn to old school titles that he could find on VHS. This coincided with his love of vinyl records, where there was some collecting overlap. The habits are similar, coinciding with the idea of holding a physical copy of something that you enjoy in your hands.Decades later, Dobyns decided to jump into anime soundtrack remastering, a niche that he felt needed exploring as vinyl was making a comeback.The company started off with a vinyl version of the 1987 anime film Wicked City‘s soundtrack, which came out in 2015. The score, created by Osamu Shoji, definitely has horror influences, with many of the tracks putting an organ front and center. It’s similar to the Urotsukidoji soundtrack in how it combines a number of genres and electronica to create a unique sound, which is appropriate considering Wicked City is cyberpunk defined. When most anime fans hear the name Urotsukidoji: Legend Of The Overfiend, they think of a few unsavory things: tentacle rape being the primary one. It’s a thing known for being sadistic and generally unpleasant, although that’s more on a visual level.However, Tiger Lab Vinyl are anime soundtrack specialists focusing on something else. As the company’s name suggests, the spotlight is on vinyl, and with Urotsukidoji, it’s the music.Urotsukidoji‘s score, done by Masamichi Amano, sounds like this bizarre combination of heavy metal, new age, and 8-bit. Throughout the same track, you’ll hear what sounds like instruments screaming, which will transition into flutes and then into pumped up arcade tunes. Since the animated Urotsukidoji premiered in 1987, you can say it sounds like a product of its time. However, its blending of disparate genres makes it feel like musical whiplash. Considering the content of the anime, this isn’t surprising. It’s probably extremely appropriate. Stay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon Master‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches Many of the soundtracks that Tiger Lab covers are ones that Dobyns himself grew up with. When starting Tiger Lab, he had a list of scores he wanted to tackle, which included Wicked City and Perfect Blue. It was a combination of nostalgia for the anime and reverence for the score itself.“Some of the music we’ve released has stayed with me for a long time,” he said. “I remember dubbing the opening cues to Devilman on a cassette tape to listen to over and over again. The way the dreamy soundscapes blended with the violent, prehistoric imagery was like candy to me.”Tiger Lab is jumping on a bandwagon that’s been rolling fast recently, and that’s the resurgence of vinyl. Forbes reported earlier this year that vinyl sales are expected to reach the $1 billion mark for the first time in the 21st century, so units are selling a lot. As somebody who mostly listens to Spotify, I never understood this, but I also never grew up with vinyl. Dobyns has memories of holding a record and can make comparisons between the clear quality of listening to vinyl and an MP3.“There’s something special about holding a record in your hands,” Dobyns said. “Staring at the beautiful artwork, reading liner notes, collecting all different variants of the same release, and most importantly the way it sounds.”Plus, it provides a more personal music-listening experience.“It’s so much more satisfying than shuffling through the iTunes library and checking out a jpg. of artwork. It’s something you can hold in your hands.”And in the vinyl industry, remasters of older soundtracks, especially ones that included film scores, were also getting notice, hence why Dobyns got into the game with a niche of his own. Thanks to his love of anime and vinyl, it seemed obvious.“I thought since the majority of labels were releasing horror and cult film scores, I could offer something different to the soundtrack community. It felt like a natural progression for me,” he said.The work Tiger Lab does is hyper-specific, with a clientele that has similar experiences as Dobyns did with anime and has the money to buy beautiful vinyl records and play them. However, Dobyns stresses that this is as much a personal project as it is a business venture. Urotsukidoji is already beginning to ship, and there will be a fifth title ready for production in the coming months. Dobyns won’t say what it is, but he promises it’ll be “a masterpiece from the tail end of what we like to describe as the golden era.”You can continue to listen to these soundtracks online (you can find most of them on YouTube in some capacity), but it doesn’t compare to holding a record that was produced legally and officially (according to Dobyns), so you’ll be supporting creators. Plus, the Urotsukidoji package looks like it’s made out of viscera, which will go well with your rewatch of hardcore, violent 1980s anime.Follow Tiger Lab on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.last_img read more

Motorcyclist suffers lifethreatening injuries after crash in Vancouvers Ogden neighborhood

first_imgA motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash Sunday night in the Ogden neighborhood. Emergency crews were dispatched at 7:23 p.m. to 8320 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. The motorcycle and a car collided, and the motorcyclist was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver Fire spokesman Joe Spatz said. No other injuries were reported. The Vancouver Police Department is investigating the crash. A spokesperson could not be immediately reached for further details about the crash.last_img

Arnautovic set for early return from injury

first_imgWest Ham forward Marko Arnautovic could be back in training next week, ahead of schedule.The Austrian forward suffered a hamstring injury against Cardiff on December 4 and was expected to be sidelined until well into the new year.But boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed a piece of cheerful news to Hammers fans that Arnautovic is ahead of schedule, meaning he could even be involved in the squad against Southampton on December 27 and Burnley three days later.West Ham fans’ Christmas wishes may come true with Marko Arnautovic nearing a first team return.’Arnie’ will have to unwrap his car first though 🎁 pic.twitter.com/jeNOqz00I1 #WHUFCdeclan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) December 20, 2018“We will need to see his last examination, but I think that next week he will start working with the team,” said Pellegrini according to Belfast Telegraph.“Those names may be one of 25 names that have been said recently, and it is always the same answer, I do not talk about rumours, I am happy with the squad,” he said.“I know that we need to replace players that probably will not play much more this season like (Andriy) Yarmolenko, (Carlos) Sanchez, (Manuel) Lanzini, so we are calm, we will decide not now what we are going to do but we will decide.”last_img read more

Budget debate set to resume on Wednesday all ears tuned in for

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 6th 2017: One week after presenting its first Budget Communication to the people of The Bahamas, debate on its allocation and measures will commence on Wednesday in the House of Assembly.While it’s expected that line ministers will present their allocations and how they intend to spend in each area in the new fiscal year, many ears will be tuned in to hear how Government intends to reduce VAT and taxes in certain areas.So far measures outlined in reducing taxes include a .25 percent reduction in business license tax down from 1.5 percent. Hotels seeing turnovers exceeding US$400m, will now see their business license tax fall from 1.25 percent to one percent of turnover. Minister Turnquest added that excise duty on electric motorcycles will be reduced from 65 percent to 25 percent, as government looks to champion the new mode of affordable transport.The new government won the elections on the premise of repealing taxes implemented by the previous administration. However, during his budget presentation last week, DPM and Finance Minister, Peter Turnquest says his government was unable to remove all taxes as promised after finding what it describes as a “bare cupboard”, hinting that any tax reduction moves will have to be delayed.During the Speech from the throne, the government promised to repeal VAT on breadbasket items, all baby and children’s clothing, electricity, water, all health coverage and insurance, while creating tax free zones in Over-the-Hill communities.The debate on the Budget Communication 2017 2018 will commence tomorrow June 7th.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasBudgetDebate20172018#BahamasGovernmentTaxRepealsOrTaxDelays Related Items:last_img read more

Brown gives his first Huddersfield interview

first_imgThe defender has recently arrived at Huddersfield Town from Tottenham Hotspur and he believes he can make a difference in the team.Defender Jaden Brown left Tottenham Hotspur recently and joined Huddersfield Town.The youngster has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with his new team, and he spoke for the first time since getting there.“It’s a new challenge for myself with being away from home, a new dressing room and a new opportunity,” he told the club’s official website.“It was an easy decision for me because I have more opportunities to be in and around the First Team and I thought that if I get that chance then that is something that I can try and take.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“As you get older the game changes and you’re not always playing against a technical player,” he added.“For me as a player I like to get forward a lot and you know you’ve got to do more defending in the box, more blocks, and more heading, so I can challenge my game a lot as well.”“Even off the pitch, with being away from home I can speak to someone who has got the experience and it’s easy to go to them to speak to,” he commented.“Living alone and doing new things, I’m excited.”last_img read more