KPop Group Twice Release What Is Love EP Music Video

first_img Twitter News Facebook The all-female K-pop group has released their fifth EP with a colorful music video to matchRenée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 9, 2018 – 4:27 pm K-pop group Twice — comprising nine members Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu — are back April 9 with their fifth EP, What Is Love?The popular all-female group’s record includes five new tracks: the title song, “Sweet Talker,” “Ho!,” “Dejavu,” and “Say Yes.” Fans who purchase a physical copy of the EP will also receive the bonus track “Stuck.”To celebrate the EP’s release, Twice also dropped a music video of the title track, which takes its inspiration from films such as Ghost, The Princess Diaries, La La Land, and Pulp Fiction to match the song’s opening lyrics: “Every day in a movie, in a book, or in a drama, I feel love I learn about love/My heart keeps beating as if it’s my own story.” The video already has nearly 9 million views on YouTube.The song itself features an electro-pop vibe that Billboard says “sprinkles digital quirks, sparkling chimes and staccato’d percussion over the bubblegum melody, as the nonet sing about their desire to discover the elusive feeling that they’ve learned about through fictional depictions of what love is.” Twice are one of the top K-pop groups to come out of South Korea since their formation thanks to JYP Entertainment through the reality TV show “Sixteen.” They released their debut EP, The Story Begins, in 2015, which sealed their spot among K-pop’s elite. Since then they’ve had hits such as 2016’s “Cheer Up” and “TT” and 2017’s “Likey.”Now’s your chance to see how their latest release compares, and maybe answer a few questions about love in the meantime.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morecenter_img K-Pop Group Twice Release ‘What Is Love?’ EP, Music Video Email Watch: Twice’s “What Is Love?” From New EP k-pop-group-twice-release-what-love-ep-music-videolast_img read more

EU regulators charge BMW Daimler VW with colluding against emissions tech

first_img More From Roadshow Share your voice 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel: A 7,700-pound hauler, 30-plus mpg runabout Post a comment 0 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster first drive: Superb sensations 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S: The complete package Car Industry Diesel Cars BMW Volkswagen Mercedes-Benz Tags In 2017, the European Union’s antitrust regulators headed to the offices of BMW, Daimler and members of the Volkswagen Group to investigate allegations that the automakers colluded against improving their vehicles’ emissions. The European Commission on Friday announced that it sent a Statement of Objections to BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen for allegedly colluding to restrict competition and artificially delay the development of emission-reducing car technology. “Companies can cooperate in many ways to improve the quality of their products. However, EU competition rules do not allow them to collude on exactly the opposite: not to improve their products, not to compete on quality,” said Margrethe Vestager, member of the European Commission in charge of competition policy, in a statement. “We are concerned that this is what happened in this case and that Daimler, VW and BMW may have broken EU competition rules. As a result, European consumers may have been denied the opportunity to buy cars with the best available technology.”Enlarge ImageThis isn’t just about diesels, but they’re in here, too. SOPA Images/Getty Images According to the Commission’s press release, the group is concerned that collusion occurred with regards to two different emissions-reductions systems. On the diesel side, the group alleges that the automakers “coordinated their AdBlue dosing strategies, AdBlue tank size and refill ranges between 2006 and 2014 with the common understanding that they thereby limited AdBlue-consumption and exhaust gas cleaning effectiveness.” Gas-powered cars didn’t escape the conversation, either. While selective catalytic reduction (urea/AdBlue injection) doesn’t exist for gas engines, there are particulate filters that can help reduce tailpipe emissions. In this case, the Commission believes that “BMW, Daimler and VW coordinated to avoid, or at least to delay, the introduction of [‘Otto’ particulate filters] in their new (direct injection) petrol passenger car models between 2009 and 2014, and to remove uncertainty about their future market conduct.”In an emailed statement, a Daimler spokesperson said that the automaker is cooperating with the European Commission and would not comment further on this ongoing case. Volkswagen said it will continue to cooperate with the Commission, as well. BMW did not immediately return Roadshow’s requests for comment.The Commission noted in its release that, while this doesn’t rise to the level of price fixing, it’s still a potential violation of EU competition guidelines. That said, this Statement of Objections isn’t a binding determination of any kind — automakers will still get to present their cases to the Commission — but if fines are levied, they could amount to 10 percent of the automakers’ global revenue, totaling billions of dollars.last_img read more

Trump blasts Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency says US has only one real currency

first_img Now playing: Watch this: …and International. We have only one real currency in the USA, and it is stronger than ever, both dependable and reliable. It is by far the most dominant currency anywhere in the World, and it will always stay that way. It is called the United States Dollar!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019 Facebook cryptocurrency revealed, Google puts $1B toward… Facebook Tech Industry Tags 1:21center_img Comments US President Donald Trump tweeted about Facebook’s Libra, as well as other cryptocurrencies, on Thursday night. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images In June, Facebook announced its next attempt at expanding outside social media platforms: the Libra cryptocurrency. It’ll be like Bitcoin, except its value will be pegged to a basket of assets, like government securities, to make it more stable. The world is unsure of how successful or disruptive Libra will be, and on Thursday the cryptocurrency got perhaps its biggest detractor yet: the president of the United States.”I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air,” Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday night, before moving on to Libra in a subsequent tweet.”Similarly, Facebook Libra’s ‘virtual currency’ will have little standing or dependability. If Facebook and other companies want to become a bank, they must seek a new Banking Charter and become subject to all Banking Regulations, just like other Banks, both National [and international].” 10 Trump ended the tweet thread by boasting of the US dollar’s dependability and reliability. The message from the president is clear: If you want to invest in a currency, ditch the crypto and look to the US dollar.Trump isn’t the only high-profile figure to question Libra this week. The head of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, reportedly told House lawmakers on Wednesday that the US’ central bank has “serious concerns” about Libra. Both the Federal Reserve System and a separate panel called the Financial Stability Oversight Council are meeting to discuss Libra alongside global policy makers, Powell also reportedly said.Libra won’t be run by just Facebook. Rather, Facebook and its partners have created an organization, the Libra Association, to manage the technical aspects of the project and work with regulators. David Marcus, who heads both Facebook’s Messenger department and the Libra project, says Facebook will be just one of many voices in the Libra Association, and won’t have special influence.”Facebook won’t have any special responsibility over the Libra Network,” he wrote in a FAQ page.Libra also has some built-in safeguards, which have been used in the real world, to make sure the value of the cryptocurrency stays stable. Facebook will build a wallet, called Calibra, though it will be a wholly owned subsidiary that Facebook says won’t share financial data with the social network.Libra is expected to launch in the first half of next year.Meanwhile, Trump’s news-making outburst over cryptocurrencies reinforces a federal court’s ruling this week that the leader of the US can’t block users on the social network, because it’s a public forum. The unanimous decision by the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirms the ruling made by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2018 after Trump was sued for blocking users the previous year. Share your voicelast_img read more

Nearly onekm of Padma bridge visible

first_imgPart of the Padma bridge. Photo-Prothom AloAround 900 metres of the much-hyped Padma bridge is visible now following the installation of another span named F-6 on the pillars no 36 and 37 on Wednesday, reports UNB.The 150-metre span, weighing 3,140 tonnes, was installed at Jajira point around 10:00am.This is the sixth span of the Padma Bridge.Earlier, the span was taken to the Jajira point on Tuesday afternoon by the 3,600 ton capacity floating crane ‘Tian -E’ from the Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Ward, five kilometre away from the Jajira point.The works of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150-metre first span on the pillars no 37 and 38 on 30 October 2017. Later, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 5th spans were installed on the pillars no 38-39, 39-40, and 40-41 respectively in 2018.Engineers concerned of the Padma Bridge authority, said the span was kept at near the jetty for several days as it could not be floated due to poor navigability.The construction work on the country’s largest bridge started in December in 2015.The 6.15-km bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 meters long.According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars.Besides, 17 spans were ready to fix while the work for constructing 18 more in underway.last_img read more