Lizzo Recreates Jazz Flute Scene From ‘Anchorman’ With Help From Este Haim [Watch]

first_imgWatch out Ron Burgundy, there’s a new jazz flute (yazz flute?) player in town, and she doesn’t step down to a challenge too lightly.Recently, actor Will Farrell—in character as the legendarily talented Burgundy from Anchorman—and emerging pop/hip-hop artist Lizzo engaged in a challenge of who has stronger abilities when it comes to playing the flute. As many fans know, there was a time when Burgundy was considered one of the top jazz flute players within the San Diego news anchor scene. His time has now passed, however, and artists like Lizzo are here to show that a new generation of flautists is not to be so easily overlooked.In an attempt to best Burgundy at his own game, Lizzo recruited HAIM bassist Este Haim and actor Rightor Doyle to help her recreate the infamous jazz flute scene from the cult favorite 2004 comedy. The recreation was filmed by director Jake Wilson and shared by Lizzo to her YouTube on Tuesday.In the entertaining video, which borrows from the scene in Anchorman, Lizzo explains to Haim how she “dabbles” in jazz flute. Just as in the original film, Lizzo is persuaded to get up on stage and put her abilities to the test. Also similar to Burgundy’s infamous performance, Lizzo can’t be held to the stage during her solo, as she’s seen playing her way atop the row of dinner tables, into the women’s bathroom, and back out into the venue room with the melodic, boastful announcement of “Suck my dick!”Fans can check out both Lizzo’s recreation of the famous Anchorman clip and the original scene from the movie below:“The Legend of LIZZO” – Jazz Flute Scene[Video: Lizzo Music]Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – Jazz Flute Scene[Video: MovieClips]Lizzo will embark on a run of spring tour dates beginning on April 22nd to help promote her forthcoming studio album, Cuz I Love You, which will arrive a few days prior on April 19th. Fans should expect to hear Lizzo share more 2019 concert dates as summer approaches, as she was also included in Tuesday’s lineup announcement for this year’s Mo Pop Festival earlier this week as well. Fans can head to Lizzo’s website for tour and ticket info.[H/T Fader]last_img read more

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Tau Beta Pi honors Notre Dame engineering students

first_imgThis year, Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honors society recognized three Notre Dame students with its most distinguished awards. Tau Beta Pi awarded scholarships to Adam Farchone and Huili Chen, and a laureate honor to Ashley Armstrong.Farchone, a senior chemical engineering major and this year’s president of the Indiana Gamma chapter, said he was honored to be chosen as a scholarship recipient.“It’s a very competitive pool of applicants from around the nation,” Farchone said. “The top one-eighth of all engineers were all competing for the same scholarships, and they only give out a few hundred so it was … very exciting to hear the news.” Farchone said he worked in professor Marya Lieberman’s lab, researching the nano-electronic application of DNA origami. Currently as a intern for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), Farchone said he will complete two years of service upon graduation teaching science at a high school.“After those two years, I plan on going back to graduate school into a Ph.D. program in chemical or biomedical engineering, with the goal of someday working in the healthcare field,” Farchone said.Farchone said one of his main goals as president of Indiana Gamma was helping engineering majors get involved with service opportunities in the South Bend community. There are many ways for engineers to carry out Tau Beta Pi’s motto of “Integrity and Excellence in Engineering” by serving others, he said.“There’s so many different avenues to improve the lives of others … and that was what excited me about the major,” Farchone said.Huili Chen, a senior double-majoring in computer science engineering and psychology, has similarly been very involved on campus during her time as an engineering major.According to a college of engineering press release, Chen does complex networks research to understand aging and other key biological processes. She has additionally displayed a strong commitment to service while at Notre Dame by participating in several of the Center for Social Concerns’ programs.Ashley Armstrong, a mechanical engineering major who graduated from Notre Dame last spring, was honored as one of Tau Beta Pi’s five 2015 laureates for her achievements in academic excellence and athletics, according to the society’s website.“Doing golf and engineering, there were times where it was quite challenging,” Armstrong said. “My sophomore year was one of my hardest years. In the spring, we had our NCAA regionals during school finals, so I had to take five of my finals within two to three days before we left for regionals.As two-year captain of the University’s varsity golf team and a two-year Capital One Academic All-American honoree, Armstrong said she was able to succeed both in class and in sports because of Notre Dame’s strong support of student athletes.Armstrong said she was also involved in undergraduate research, working with Professor Steven Schmid and DePuy Orthopaedics.“We were investigating a novel manufacturing process in order to make surgical equipment cheaper and lighter … for hip replacements,” Armstrong said.Armstrong said the strong engineering community at Notre Dame helped her reach her level of success. As a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois, Armstrong said she hopes to continue to incorporate this collaborative spirit in her school and work environments.“Everyone tried to help each other,” Armstrong said, describing the Notre Dame engineering department.  “We did a lot of group work and it was a really collaborative environment. … I know I couldn’t have done any of [this] without all of the great friends that I made in the process and also my fellow Tau Beta Pi members.” Tags: College of Engineering, Indiana Gamma Chapter, notre dame engineering, Tau Beta PIlast_img read more

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Simplifying your organizational process

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Dan BergerWhen your budget planning meeting comes around, does it feel like you’re reinventing the wheel? After that meeting, do you sometimes leave knowing that you or others are not so much informed as confused about the subject matter?Many of our organizations are way more complex than they need to be. In his blog on startup businesses, David Cummings wrote, “Great leaders take complex strategies and simplify them down into key messages and action items that everyone can follow.”Forbes lists three initiatives that leaders can undertake to confront complexity:1. Insist on common processes. Set a standard within your industry for completing processes. If everyone is doing their own thing, departments won’t be communicating with each other effectively. continue reading »last_img read more

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Double Dempsey: Bearcats bring coach’s son home

first_img“Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. Dempsey Jr. is transferring to Binghamton University to play under his dad coach Tommy Dempsey, leaving Providence College where he played his freshman season as a preferred walk-on. This marks the first time coach Dempsey will coach his son. Eventually he got on board. Dempsey Jr. has kept a close relationship with the Bearcats over the years, which led him to make the move back to his hometown. “I was a little bit apprehensive to be honest,” he said. “He had such a good situation at Providence and I really needed him to convince me why this was going to be a better situation for him and his future.” “I kind of felt like the last seven years or so I’ve been a part of it,” said Dempsey Jr. “But now to really be a part of it officially is just something I’ve always wanted to do.” “Even his whole time away he stayed so connected,” said coach Dempsey. “He watched every game, sending me texts he was so connected to it. This is just what he really, really wanted.” Dempsey Jr. will join his former Seton teammate Leo Gallagher and his former AAU teammate George Tinsley. center_img “I don’t think it will be too difficult. It’s kind of natural,” said Dempsey Jr. While the Dempsey’s new dynamic may take some getting used to, both aren’t too worried about the adjustment. “The most important thing for him is to just be one of the guys and I’ll treat him as one of the guys,” said coach Dempsey. “Being very familiar with the program obviously and you add those two guys, it makes it even more exciting,” he said. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Binghamton men’s basketball roster is finalized for the 2020-21 season, and former Seton Catholic standout Tommy Dempsey Jr. will be joining his dad’s team. “I’ve always been in the stands or the outfield or the endzone letting him be coached and doing his own thing, so this will really be the first time,” said coach Dempsey. Coach Dempsey said the move took some convincing. last_img read more

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You’ve been flocked! Plastic flamingos planted on lawns to promote togetherness during pandemic

first_imgMember Tijana Zarick was recently flocked by a fellow member. While she has a major fear of birds, when she found out what the flocking was all about, she was happy to know others were thinking of her during this tough time. Once you’re flocked, the expectation is you then flock someone else to keep the chain going. Even though classes are now being held in-person again, the flocking has continued as members return. Zarick said she’s a little hesitant to do so due to her bird fear, but hopefully the birds on her lawn will migrate to another one sometime soon. “I love it, it reminds me that they’re thinking of me and it shows a sense of activity and community,” said Zarick. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Members of the JAM fitness community, a workout studio in Vestal, are taking turns placing bunches of fake flamingos on each other’s lawns to provide support through the pandemic. It started as a way to stay connected to other members when classes couldn’t be held in person due to the pandemic.last_img read more

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WhatsApp Gets a Shopping Button, to See What Businesses are Selling on the App

first_imgWhatsApp has started rolling out a new shopping button that will let users quickly look at the catalogues offered by businesses on the platform. The new button, which will replace the voice call button, will be featured directly on the chat screen to ease shopping on WhatsApp. In September, the Facebook-owned company was spotted adding the shopping button to help businesses better showcase their products and services to customers through the instant messaging app. The feature was initially seen on a WhatsApp beta version for Android. However, it is now heading to both Android and iPhone users globally.With the addition of the shopping button, which seems like a storefront icon, WhatsApp users can look at a business’ catalogue directly from the chat screen. This is unlike previously when people had to tap into a particular business’ profile to see if the business had a catalogue and what goods or services they offer.- Advertisement – For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at [email protected] Please send in your leads and tips.More As the shopping button replaces the voice call button in case of business chats, you can find the latter by tapping on the call button. This brings up the option to select whether you want to make a voice or video call.WhatsApp claimed that already more than 17.5 crore users message a WhatsApp Business account on a daily basis and more than four crore people view a business’ catalogue on the app each month — those include over 30 lakh in India. The arrival of the shopping button is one of the key steps to further expand business adoption of the app and make it as a full-fledged platform for e-commerce — alongside being a leading instant messaging platform.In 2020, will WhatsApp get the killer feature that every Indian is waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –center_img The new shopping button sits next to the newly designed call button and replaces the existing voice call button. Users will see the shopping button on the chat screen of businesses that have a catalogue of their offerings. This means that you won’t be able to see the new button while communicating with your friends or family members on WhatsApp.Once tapped, the shopping button will take you to the business’ catalogue through which you can see what goods and services you can purchase from that business. This will essentially help businesses on WhatsApp enhance discovery of their products and boost their sales.In November last year, the WhatsApp Business app enabled the catalogue feature to let small businesses showcase their products to WhatsApp users. The businesses that have set up a catalogue will now be able to make the shopping button visible on their chat screen. You can also, however, still access the catalogue of businesses from their profiles on the messaging app.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Criminals ignore stiff gun laws anyway

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe anti-gun crowd is frantic about concealed carry reciprocity. Calm down. The nice folks in “permit-less” Vermont are not gathered at the border waiting to invade New York with guns blazing. This paranoia is illogical and wasteful.Any gun purchase anywhere from a licensed seller must pass a National Instant Criminal Background check (NICS). There are 10 good reasons someone is placed in this system.It’s not permitted individuals who are visiting mayhem on their fellow citizens. They have passed an NICS background check and state screening (regardless of how onerous, like New York’s SAFE Act, or how lax, like Vermont’s).They carry to protect themselves and their loved ones. They support reciprocity in order to do likewise nationally without being criminalized. It is not so they can kill people in other states. I have owned firearms for hunting, shooting sports and personal protection for over 60 years. I, too, am horrified at the gun violence I read about daily. It’s thugs and psychotics possessing illegal firearms who are responsible.Why waste energy promoting laws that make it difficult for law-abiding citizens to possess firearms? Redirect it toward keeping guns out of the hands of those who should not. I support that.Ensure incompetent bureaucrats keep NICS up to date. (Think U.S. Air Force and Devin Kelley in Texas.) Stiffen sentences for gun crimes. Put malefactors away for a long time. (For good?) Lobby for funds to identify and treat mental illness. Address domestic abuse.Here’s a tip: If national reciprocity becomes law, you aren’t going to get shot by someone from another state with a legally concealed firearm. It’s the thug or psychotic with an illegal firearm who lives around the corner who is going to shoot you.George NigrinyScotia  More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Danish scientists moving closer to HIV cure

first_img Share Share The researchers are currently conducting human trials on the treatment in the hope of proving that it is effective.COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Despite the unflagging efforts of dedicated professionals, the Caribbean still has the world’s second highest incidence of HIV/AIDS behind Sub-Saharan Africa, with the disease remaining among the top five causes of death for the region in the 20-49-year age group.Fifty new HIV infections are said to take place in the Caribbean daily and 33 deaths are recorded, and while infection rates are stabilised and decreasing in some countries, increasing patterns have been observed in others including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Belize.Against this backdrop comes welcome news out of Denmark where researchers say a cure for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS, may be within reach.According to The Telegraph, the scientists are conducting a clinical trial to test a “novel strategy” in which the HIV virus is “reactivated” from its hiding place within human DNA and potentially destroyed permanently by the immune system. The scientists are currently conducting human trials on their treatment, in the hope of proving that it is effective. It has already been found to work in laboratory tests.The technique involves unmasking the “reservoirs” formed by the HIV virus inside resting immune cells, bringing it to the surface of the cells. Once it comes to the surface, the body’s natural immune system may be able to kill the virus.In vitro studies of the new technique proved so successful that in January the Danish Research Council awarded the team 12 million Danish kroner (about US$2 million) to pursue their findings in clinical trials with human subjects.These are now underway, and according to Dr Ole Søgaard, a senior researcher at the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark and part of the research team, the early signs are “promising”.“I am almost certain that we will be successful in activating HIV from the reservoirs,” he said.“The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems, as well as how large a proportion of the hidden HIV is unmasked.”Fifteen patients are currently taking part in the trials, and the first results from the trial are expected to be presented in the second half of 2013.Dr Søgaard stressed that a cure is not the same as a preventative vaccine, and that raising awareness of unsafe behaviour, including unprotected sex and sharing needles, remains of paramount importance in combating HIV.Caribbean 360 HealthLifestyle Danish scientists moving closer to HIV cure by: – May 7, 2013 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 81 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Suarez: Liverpool said I could leave

first_img Suarez said: “I have the club’s word and we have the written contract and we are happy to take this to the Premier League for them to decide the case but I do not want it to come to that. We have the backing of the PFA.” Liverpool were heavily reliant on Suarez last season, with the forward netting 30 goals, but the club have also backed him strongly throughout a number of controversies. The most notable of those were his infamous race row Manchester United’s Patrice Evra during the 2011-12 season and his ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic earlier this year. He still has six games of his 10-match suspension for the Ivanovic incident to serve. Suarez has been accused of lacking loyalty to Liverpool for making his desire to leave so public, but he feels he is only asking for what he is entitled to. He said: “They defended me, just like I defended them on the pitch. The players have always supported me and I’m grateful for that. It’s the same with the supporters. I got a great reception at the weekend and I am grateful. “I don’t think the supporters are angry – I think they understand a player when he has the ambition to triumph at the highest level. “When you are at a club for as long as you are together you stick up for each other but that does not give the club the right to go back on their commitment. “I’m 26. I need to be playing in the Champions League. I waited one year and no one can say that I did not give everything possible with my team-mates last season to get us there. “It is not as if I am asking to move to a local rival. And I would not consider moving to a club outside the Champions League. “I have made my desire to move known in private various times and now it feels like the time for me to make it public. “I have to put my career first. People say Liverpool deserve more from me but I have scored 50 goals in less than 100 games and now they could double the money they paid for me.” Suarez was critical of the British media earlier in the summer, blaming them for some of his problems as he appeared to court interest from Real Madrid. Yet he claims his words were misinterpreted because of certain questions that he was asked and does not feel he would be contradicting himself by moving to Arsenal. He said: “My priority is Champions League football. This is about me doing what is right for my career at this moment in time. “Right now the Premier League is the biggest and most important league. “My record shows that I’m not the kind of player who wants to change clubs every season and I would have no problem playing in England for many more years.” Press Association Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has claimed the club promised he could leave them this summer if they had not qualified for the Champions League. Suarez said: “Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season I’d be allowed to go. “I gave absolutely everything last season but it was not enough to give us a top-four finish – now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement.” Liverpool have rejected two bids from Arsenal – of £30million and £40,000,001 – for Suarez this summer. Suarez understands the Gunners’ unusual second bid of £1 over £40million triggered a release clause, but Liverpool believe they must only inform the player of an offer beyond that mark and negotiate if they wish to sell. Suarez said: “I don’t feel betrayed (by Liverpool) but the club promised me something a year ago just as I promised them that I would stay and try everything possible to get us into the Champions League. “They gave me their word a year ago and now I want them to honour that. And it is not just something verbal with the coach but something that is written in the contract. I’m not going to another club to hurt Liverpool.” Suarez, who joined Liverpool in a £22.8million deal from Ajax in January 2011 and has scored 51 goals in 96 appearances for the club, claims he is now ready to force the issue. There had been reports that Suarez and his advisors were considering Premier League arbitration as a possible way to break the impasse over his situation. The Uruguay international has also said he will submit a written transfer request by the end of the week if the Anfield club continue to block a potential move to Arsenal. Suarez, in interviews given to the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian, said he believes a clause written into the contract he signed last summer entitles him to a move. last_img read more

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Cricket News Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu – Curious case of number four in India’s World Cup squad

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s World Cup selection may have faded away with each passing day but the selection encircling Vijay Shankar ahead of India’s ‘preferred number four’ seems to be an inescapable sight of the social media users. One of which surrounds Ambati Rayudu and Vijay Shankar. Every time we see these two cricketers performing and working regressively on the cricketing field, it is believed that two have different set on skills which shouldn’t have been kept on the same page at first sight. However, when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selection committee had announced a 15-member squad for the premier 50-over tournament on April 15, MSK Prasad said, “After the Champions Trophy, we have tried quite a few middle-order batsmen, which also included Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey. We did give a few more chances to Rayudu but Vijay Shankar gives three dimensions. He can bat, if the conditions are overcast he can bowl, plus he is a fielder. We are looking at Vijay Shankar as a No. 4. Now we have plenty of options for that slot.” Post this, three dimensions took a toll as almost everybody including the likes of Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, and others started to use this term on every other ocassion which is known to the cricketing fraternity around the globe. Here, just for a moment, we rewind the clock back to October 2018, when the team management along with the skipper first thought of introducing Ambati Rayudu into the setup, Virat said, “Rayudu has taken his chance with both hands. We need to back him till the 2019 WC (World Cup). He reads the game well, so we are happy that someone intelligent is batting at number four.”Everything was going well for Ambati Rayudu. Runs were flowing, the team was backing, selectors were on his side, and he was performing decently. But then, all of a sudden, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended from the tour and were asked to come back from Australia tour with immediate effect. Vijay Shankar and Shubman Gill were the replacement announced by the BCCI for the series. In Hardik Pandya’s absence, the team tried Vijay Shankar for that position and he was able to grab it with both hands. His consistent performance led him to feature in the squad even in the presence of Hardik Pandya. With two seaming all-rounders in the squad, team India’s squad started to look more balanced. Ambati Rayudu, on the other hand, continued to feature in India’s playing XI in the series against Australia and New Zealand. During his overseas stint, he managed to play a superlative knock against New Zealand when he smashed 90 runs in the final ODI. On that tour, almost everybody else struggled to get runs under their belt and Rayudu stood strong to play one heck of an innings. He ended the New Zealand series on high, which made him feature in India’s last home series before the World Cup against Australia, where he managed to score just 33 runs in the three games he played. And all of a sudden, his selection for the World Cup surrounded more questions than one thought at that stage. India dropped him from the playing XI and tried Vijay Shankar at number four, who once again grabbed his opportunity and scored some important runs and bowled well. At the end of the series, on March 13, Virat Kohli was asked whether the performances in Indian Premier League affect the selection chances for the World Cup, he said, “No, I don’t see the IPL having any influence on World Cup selection. I think that will be a very, very radical sort of analysis.”But seeing it from a realistic point of view, one has to accept, that it did. In the case of Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu, what made the selectors go with former over latter? Yes, Either option stands strong each time he scores big or the other fails. And now that IPL 2019 league stage is over, who has nudged ahead of the other in this little competition? Well, both Shankar and Rayudu finished with identical batting numbers at the end of their respective 14 matches in the league stage. Both Rayudu and Shankar have finished with a tally of 219 innings with a similar average of 19.90. However, Shankar played an innings less, while holding a stronger strike rate of 120.32. And on the other hand, Rayudu scored a half-century – a match-winning 57 against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on April 11. Interestingly, the squad for the World Cup was announced on April 15, and before that Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad had played 8 and 7 games respectively. The two players have an identical number with Rayudu managing to score 138 runs, and Shankar scoring six runs less than him.However, Shankar doesn’t bowl often in international cricket. Remove Kedar Jadhav from the playing XI and he will be the sixth bowling option for India. But when CSK were up against SRH just an evening after the huge announcement, the match was presented on social media and on television as Shankar vs Rayudu. Little later, Shankar was dragged into the attack when Rayudu took the crease. He almost got better of the batsman when Rayudu had nearly dragged the outside-off length ball onto the stumps. The duel lasted for only five deliveries with Rayudu managing only fours runs.CSK and SRH have both qualified for the playoffs and hence their batting numbers are bound to change. But will they come face-to-face against one another one last time in IPL 2019 before World Cup? – Well, time will tell. To sum it up, Vijay Shankar didn’t do much good to his selection but Ambati Rayudu surely did all bad in the last days before selection to miss out from the World Cup squad. Disclaimer: The opinions and facts expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. They do not reflect the views of News Nation. The NNPL does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.last_img read more

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