Mind Bogglers

Phil Collins, Genesis bandmates sell music rights in bundle deal — but Peter Gabriel isn’t involved in it

Do you like Phil Collins? This company sure does.카지노사이트

Collins, along with Genesis bandmates Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford, have sold a bundle of music rights for the group and their individual projects to label Concord Music Group, the company said. The band is behind hits such as “Land of Confusion” and “I Can’t Dance” among many others.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the deal is worth over $300 million. Concord has been involved in the publishing of Collins and Genesis since 2017.

The deal doesn’t include Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett, who were members of the band in its early days, Concord said. After Gabriel and Hackett left, Genesis released an album called “And Then There Were Three.”

Gabriel, who became a solo superstar in his own right, was the lead singer and driving artistic force of Genesis in its early, art-rock days in the 1970s. During that period, it released classic albums like “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.”바카라사이트

Representatives for Gabriel didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The deal comes after several music superstars, including Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and Bruce Springsteen, have struck lucrative deals in selling their music rights.

Collins, the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis, also had an extensive career as an individual performer that includes hit songs like “In The Air Tonight,” “Against All Odds” and “Sussudio.”

Genesis guitarist and bassist Rutherford fronted the band Mike and the Mechanics, which had the 1980s hit “All I Need Is a Miracle.” Banks, the keyboardist, released six solo albums.온라인카지노

‘Complete degeneration’: PM on German occupation during WWII

What happened to Poland and what occurred on its territories during the German occupation is a history of complete degeneration, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in an op-ed for the Greek weekly “To Vima”.카지노사이트

In the article entitled “Topicality of World War II History,” he recalled basic facts about the outbreak of the war, pointing out that European societies are becoming “increasingly less aware of the origin of the events that proved decisive to the present shape of Europe.”

According to the head of the Polish government, the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine is proof of how many countries have forgotten the lessons of the 20th century, and are now “facing a reviving empire with totalitarian ambitions.”

As Prime Minister Morawiecki wrote, “the pre-war Europe fell into the trap of World War II because, for years, it was unable to understand and appropriately evaluate the treats of two totalitarian ideologies,” adding that “the Soviet communism and German Nazism were completely incomprehensible phenomena to contemporary elites.”

Mr Morawiecki emphasised how “The awareness that Germany turned Poland into hell on earth reached the West very slowly” and “the fact that post-war Germany was incorporated into the international community so soon, without the need for thorough prosecution of war criminals, opened the gate for relativisation of evil.”바카라사이트

The article was published jointly with the Polish monthly “Wszystko Co Najważniejsze” as part of a historical project with collaboration by the Institute of National Remembrance and the Polish National Foundation. Read it here.

Poland and Greece seek reparations

Earlier in September, the Polish Sejm (lower house of parliament) passed a resolution, calling on the German government to accept the political, historical, legal and financial responsibility for all the consequences caused by their unleashing of WWII. The country estimates its WWII losses caused by Germany at EUR 1.32 trillion.

Moreover, Greek governments have been also pressing Germany for decades to provide further damages for the Nazi occupation of their country during the war, an issue Berlin had claimed in the past was settled long ago.

“For the Greek government, but more for the Greek people, the issue of German war reparations remains open, and I would like to say that its settlement, which is primarily a matter of principle, would be mutually rewarding for both our countries,” Nikos Dendias, Greek Foreign Minister, commented back in July.온라인카지노

U.S. fashion brands Forever 21, American Eagle returning to Japan

TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters)Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO.N) are set to return to Japan after both U.S. fast-fashion brands exited the market in 2019, according to company announcements on Wednesday.카지노사이트

Forever 21 will begin e-commerce sales next February and open a physical store in the spring, according to Japanese trading company Itochu Corp (8001.T), which acquired domestic sales and licensing rights for the brand.바카라사이트

Forever 21 was acquired in 2020 by New York-based Authentic Brands Group (ABG). Itochu said in August it was working with ABG to expand Eddie Bauer stores in Japan after that brand closed its last shop in the country in December 2021. read more

American Eagle said separately it was returning to Japan with two flagship stores in the Tokyo neighbourhoods of Shibuya and Ikebukuro in October. The brand had only been available online in Japan following the closure of its last physical stores in 2019.온라인카지노

Nfs to get free unlimited access to 75,000 online courses to help prepare them for work or further studies

SINGAPORE– Full-time national servicemen (NSF) will get free unlimited access to more than 75,000 online courses from Nov 1 to better prepare them for work or further studies after national service (NS).카지노사이트

NSFs can sign up anytime during NS and their account will be valid for two years.

They can choose courses from about 135 categories that will be made available on the online learning platform.

These include courses like Python Machine Learning used for software coding, management skills training and digital photography courses.

There are also some courses that will lead to credit exemptions for several programmes at institutes of higher learning like polytechnics and universities.

The new initiative is the result of a tie-up between the Defence Ministry (Mindef) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), with NTUC LearningHub and the NTUC Employment and Employability Institute or e2i.

e-Prep also allowed only a fixed amount of credits for NSFs to use, capped at $350, and made available in the last 12 months of full-time NS – for use up to one year after a serviceman becomes operationally ready.

NSF Tan Aik Chong, 20, who enlisted in January last year, said he is looking forward to using the platform to hone his programming skills.

Now a lieutenant with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), he said he will sign up for courses before he starts school at Nanyang Technological University next year to study computer science.

He said: “In computer science, knowing how to use programming code is important. The new platform helps give me a leg-up and keep up with my peers.

“I’m also happy that I can freely choose what courses I want to do.”

In a joint statement, Mindef and MHA said the new initiative will also enable NSFs to create and track their personalised learning journeys, with personalised course recommendations based on their preferred jobs and newly acquired skills.바카라사이트

It will also include an online database of resources and information from government agencies, industry partners, and private education institutes.

It will include, for instance, information on career and education fairs held by NTUC LearningHub partners or education institutions, and workshops organised by e2i, which NSFs can choose to attend.

There will also be SkillsFuture@NS career and education fairs held about four times a year for NSFs serving out the last three to six months of full-time NS.

The new NS fairs – previously known as the Enhanced Career and Education Fairs – will also be expanded to include a wider range of prospective employers and education institutes.

NTUC LearningHub will curate the list of participating employers and education institutes based on the needs of NSFs and labour market trends.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, about 4,000 NSFs from the Singapore Armed Forces, SCDF, and Singapore Police Force attended the SkillsFuture@NS fair, which was held at the Devan Nair Institute.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How said the new initiative underscored the importance of supporting NSFs in their transition to school or the workplace.

He said: “What we are trying to do is to create a platform that will be able to service and support all of our NSFs.

“It can potentially be of great value to all our servicemen on a lifelong-basis in the areas of skills-upgrading, understanding the job market, seeking for work and training.”온라인카지노

Shakira Is Making New Music, Healing, and Having Her Say

Global pop superstar Shakira’s unique blend of Latin pop music infused with the dance moves of her Arabic heritage has blazed a trail in the music industry, bringing joy to millions of her fans around the world and heralding the boom in Latin music.카지노사이트

Her stature reached a pinnacle in 2010 when she wrote and performed the theme song for the World Cup in South Africa, where she met and fell in love with Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué. They eventually settled down together and started a family.

In 2013, she told ELLE, “I even had lost my faith for a while…I started to think that there was no God. And suddenly I meet Gerard, and the sun comes out.”

Times have changed. Even though she is preparing to drop her first album in five years, in an exclusive interview with ELLE from her home in Barcelona, she describes the current moment as “her darkest hour.”

In June, she announced her split from Piqué, amid a swirl of tabloid headlines, and they have yet to determine custody of their two sons, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7. She is also headed to a showdown with the Spanish government over accusations that she evaded paying taxes—something she flatly denies. A trial date has not yet been set.

Shakira’s astonishing rise began when she was a teenager in Barranquilla, Colombia, doing gigs in mining towns until, at the age of 14, she heard a music executive was in town and did an impromptu audition. She then taught herself English and ultimately crossed over to U.S. fame in 2001 with her album Laundry Service.

Passionately committed to both her charity work in building and running schools in her homeland and her political activism, it’s music, she says, that is now her main inspiration and solace.

She sat down with ELLE to talk publicly for the first time about her long-awaited new music, the collapse of her relationship, and why she’s determined to have her say about her finances.

I just saw you celebrated your dad’s birthday. You serenaded him with a bolero song. It was beautiful. He’s been a key figure in your life, right?
Yeah, he’s my hero.

He’s an example of resilience and wisdom. He’s been my best friend, the person I got the best advice from. And, unfortunately, he had a really difficult year. He came to Barcelona when he heard about my family crisis, and he came to give me his support.

But then he fell and had a subdural hematoma. And so he had brain surgery. And then a week later, he fell again and broke many bones in his face.

Oh, my goodness.

So it’s been really hard, you know, a hard year for him. But it’s a testament to his strength and his resilience. He still dances when he listens to music. He tries to sing along.

And I’ve learned that to seniors, the best gift that you can give them is not only your presence and your company, but also music. When you think about the power that music has, it makes me realize, yeah, my job might not be as heroic as the job of a doctor or a nurse or in the middle of war, but it somehow has a very noble aspect, which is exactly that: to connect people to life.

I do want to ask you about your music, because you have a very eagerly awaited album. You haven’t had an album out since 2017.

Yeah, I have a full album’s worth of music that I’m so excited about. And some songs you’ll hear imminently, some are collaborations. Some are in English and some in Spanish, different genres.

But I’m really, really thrilled about not only the body of work that I have right now to share with the people who are waiting for it, but also how gratifying the whole process has been for me.

How therapeutic as well. I thought I was done with my album. But every time I get in the studio to do, like, one line or something, or to mix a song that’s almost ready to come out, then I end up with new music because I feel creative right now, and I feel that is an incredible outlet for me to make sense of things.

Tell me a little bit about that process that music is somehow therapy for you when you are going through a hard time. How do you tap into that and use that?
I think everyone has their own processes or their own mechanisms to process grief or stress or anxiety.

We all go through stuff in life. But in my case, I think that writing music is like going to the shrink, only cheaper [laughs]. It just helps me process my emotions and make sense of them.

And it helps me to heal. I think it’s the best medicine, and along with the love of my family and my kids that sustains me, music and writing music is definitely one of those tools—one of the few tools I have for survival in extreme conditions.

It is sort of like driftwood for a man drowning in the sea, that piece of wood that you hang on to when you feel like you’re drowning. I think that music is a life raft.

There have been days when I had to pick up the pieces of me from the floor. And the only way to do that, to actually do that, has been through music. You know, to really, like, put myself back together and to see myself in the mirror and know that I am a mom and my kids depend on me.

But also that I have so many things to say. And on those days when I felt that my strength was escaping me, like I didn’t have legs, those days I wrote songs, and I felt like I was revitalized and invigorated after a writing session. It’s like an injection of vitamins [laughs].

Sometimes I dreaded my work so much in the past because I just wanted to be there for my kids. I mean, I just wanted to cuddle with my kids in bed a little bit longer. And then I had to, like, get up and shoot a video and fulfill my obligations.

But now I’m so thankful for my work, the possibility that it gives us to put ourselves back together and to realize who we are and why we’re here on this planet—what’s our purpose, our mission. I think you can find that reconstructive power in any kind of work. [In Spanish] El trabajo dignifica el hombre.

In this moment of my life, which is probably one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life, music has brought light.”

It gives dignity to the person.

Exactly. And I feel like in this moment of my life, which is probably one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life, music has brought light.

I want to talk about this dark moment for you. You’ve used words like “feeling like you’re drowning.” How are you doing with the dissolution of your relationship?

Oh, this is really hard to talk about personally, especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in an interview. I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation.바카라사이트

And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult. I have paparazzi camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7. And there’s not a place where I can hide from them with my kids, except for my own house.

You know, we can’t take a walk in the park like a regular family or go have an ice cream or do any activity without paparazzi following us. So it’s hard. And I’ve tried to conceal the situation in front of my kids.

I try to do it and to protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life. But then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?

How have they been dealing with it? This must be incredibly difficult for them.
Yeah. I try to conceal the situation from them as much as I can. It’s really upsetting for two kids who are trying to process their parents’ separation. And sometimes I just feel like this is all a bad dream and that I’m going to wake up at some point.

But no, it’s real. And what’s also real is the disappointment to see something as sacred and as special as I thought was the relationship I had with my kids’ father and see that turned into something vulgarized and cheapened by the media. And all of this while my dad has been in the ICU and I’ve been fighting on different fronts.

Like I said, this is probably the darkest hour of my life. But then I think about all those women around the world who are going through hardship, who are going through a situation as bad as mine or as difficult as mine or worse.

For those women like me who believe in values like family who had the dream, the big dream of having a family forever, to see that dream broken or shredded into pieces is probably one of the most painful things that you can ever go through. But I think that women, we are resilient. You know, we have this resiliency that is just innate in all of us.

And we are meant to nurture and to take care of those who depend on us. So you ask me how I manage this. And I just manage, I guess, reminding myself that I need to become an example for my kids, that I need to be what they want, what I want them to become.

And I want to be there, also, for all the people who have shown me their love and support. That is my biggest strength. That’s my most powerful engine right now.

It seems like there is at the moment a custody battle with your ex-partner over where the children should be. Is that an accurate reflection of where things are at the moment?

Honestly, the depiction in the local press here in Spain has been so hard to watch. And invasive for my kids. They don’t deserve to feel observed or watched every second, photographed at school drop-off, or followed by paparazzi. They deserve a normal life. It’s just a total circus, and everyone is speculating about all of these aspects of our, and more importantly our children’s, lives, and a lot of it isn’t even true.

Regardless of how things ended or how Gerard and I feel about each other as ex-partners, he is the father of my children. We have a job to do for these two incredible boys, and I have faith that we will figure out what is best for their future, their own dreams in life, and what is a fair solution for everyone involved. And I hope and would appreciate if we were given the space to do that privately.

I do want to ask about the dissolution of your relationship. Your ex-partner has been seen in a new relationship. It sounds like you did not want your relationship to end, and it was a surprise to you that the relationship was over. How did you come to understand that you weren’t going to be together anymore?

I think that those details are somehow too private to share, at least at this very moment—everything is so raw and new. I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and my family.

Before my kids started school, I had a really nomadic life—I had lived my entire existence as an artist, traveling non-stop, going to different places around the world, touring, doing shows, promotion, building schools in Colombia, and recording in different countries around the world.

Even for the first few years of my relationship with Gerard and when I had my first son, Milan. I took him with me everywhere from the time he was 2 months old. I even remember breastfeeding him constantly on the set of The Voice.

Once Milan started school, at the end of 2014, I knew that my constant travel and nomadic existence had to be put on the back burner and my career had to be put in second gear. I knew that when he started school I had to settle down, plant roots in Barcelona, and be there for him and for Gerard and then later on for Sasha as well.

As a soccer player, he wanted to play football and to win titles and I had to support him. I mean, one of the two of us had to make a sacrifice, right? Either he would stop his contract with Barcelona and move to the U.S. with me, where my career is, or I would have to do that instead.

And so, one of the two had to make that effort and that sacrifice. And I did it. I put my career in second gear and I came to Spain, to support him so he could play football and win titles. And it was a sacrifice of love. Thanks to that, my kids were able to have a present mom, and I have this amazing bond with them that is unbreakable and that sustains us. You know, that is it. That’s all I can say.

I will just ask you, because you did write a song called “Te Felicito” (“I Congratulate You”), which came out in April. I’m translating the lyrics from Spanish, but you wrote, “To make you whole. I broke myself in pieces. I was warned, but I didn’t take heed. Don’t tell me you’re sorry. I know you well and I know you’re lying.”

And obviously now those lyrics carry a lot more weight, just hearing you talk about putting your career in second gear. Is that what you were talking about when you said, “I broke myself in pieces”? Is that the feeling that you had that you kind of had to give a part of yourself during that relationship, which perhaps was hard to get back?

I can only say that either consciously or subconsciously, everything I feel, everything I go through is reflected in the lyrics I write, in the videos I make. When the glove fits, it fits. Like I said before, my music is that channel.

This isn’t the only challenge you’re facing. The Spanish government has accused you of tax fraud. You’re facing up to eight years in prison. They said you were a resident of Spain for tax purposes from 2011 to 2014, meaning for them that you spent over 183 days in the country. You decided to fight these accusations instead of settling with them. Why?

[Sighs] Because I have to fight for what I believe; because these are false accusations. First of all, I didn’t spend 183 days per year at that time at all. I was busy fulfilling my professional commitments around the world. Second, I’ve paid everything they claimed I owed, even before they filed a lawsuit. So as of today, I owe zero to them. And finally, I was advised by one of the four biggest tax specialist firms in the world, PricewaterhouseCoopers, so I was confident that I was doing things correctly and transparently from day one.

However, even without evidence to support these fictional claims, as they usually do, they’ve resorted to a salacious press campaign to try to sway people, and apply pressure in the media along with the threat of reputational damage in order to coerce settlement agreements. It is well known that the Spanish tax authorities do this often not only with celebrities like me (or [Cristiano] Ronaldo, Neymar, [Xabi] Alonso, and many more), it also happens unjustly to the regular taxpayer. It’s just their style. But I’m confident that I have enough proof to support my case and that justice will prevail in my favor.온라인카지노

Lightfoot Picks $1.7B Bally’s Proposal For Chicago Casino

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chose the $1.7 billion Bally’s proposition for a gambling club and lodging at the Tribune distributing plant in River West on Thursday as the finalist to prescribe to the Illinois Gaming Board for the city’s midtown permit.카지노사이트

Bally’s, which initially offered two indistinguishable recommendations to the city and had its McCormick proposition cut when the city limited the field from five to three in March, beat down proposition presented by Hard Rock and Rush Street Gaming through Related Midwest.

The choice of Bally’s is an all around shock given Rush Street Gaming was established by Chicago local Neil Bluhm and works Rivers Casino, the most noteworthy income creating club in Illinois — found right external the city, close to O’Hare International Airport.

Dissimilar to Rush Street and Hard Rock, Bally’s has no issues of income cannibalization from working different club nearby.

Waterways is roughly 20 miles from downtown Chicago, while Hard Rock opened a club in Gary, Indiana — under 35 miles from the city — scarcely one year prior.

The city has made localizing an expected $331 million in gambling club income every year from the Hoosier State a need with the midtown club.

“I’m pleased to report that Bally’s Corporation will make a top notch amusement area in our city that will charm inhabitants and vacationers the same,” Lightfoot, who is broadly expected to run for re-appointment in February, said in an explanation. “

Following critical examinations and local area input on all parts of our three finalists for Chicago’s club permit, the determination board of trustees and I have decided Bally’s to push ahead in the advancement of the City’s previously coordinated club resort.

We are sure that Bally’s Tribune Publishing Center advancement will support the City’s benefits reserves, make great many great paying position, and lead to a brilliant monetary future for our city.”

The Special Committee on the Chicago Casino will meet Monday to examine Lightfoot’s choice to propel Bally’s as the finalist, and the following full City Council meeting where a vote could happen is booked for May 23.

The city will likewise have a local area commitment discussion at the University of Illinois-Chicago on May 12 in which nearby inhabitants will probably can voice their perspectives.

Every meeting held with the three finalists last month drew numerous protests about the arranged club from those in their particular areas.

Gobs of cash income projections

The city has projected $200 million every year in charge income from a club that would have an abutting lodging, and those expense receipts would straightforwardly address shortages in the city’s police and fire benefits per state regulation.

In its show to the city, Bally’s extended yearly income of $192 million at complete development in year six of activities, the most noteworthy of the three finalists.바카라사이트

“We might want to say thanks to Mayor Lightfoot and her office for directing an extreme, yet fair, RFP process, and choosing Bally’s Chicago as the last bidder for the City’s club,” Bally’s Chairman Soo Kim said in the joint proclamation from the chairman’s office.

“Chicago is a novel and lively city, meriting an elite gaming and diversion objective that is of, by, and for individuals by driving the nearby economy, supporting neighborhood work, making multigenerational abundance for minority financial backers, and exhibiting the best of what the City brings to the table.

We anticipate proceeding to work cooperatively with Mayor Lightfoot and all of our esteemed local area accomplices on this intriguing undertaking.”

Bally’s has promised a forthright installment of $40 million to the city and $4 million yearly as a component of entering the Host Community Agreement with the city.

It initially swore a forthright installment of $25 million with the Tribune proposition, however the higher figure haggled by the city hall leader’s office isn’t shocking considering Bally’s promised a $50 million installment in its dismissed McCormick proposition.

Bally’s arrangements in River West (and River North)

Bally’s proposed club calls for 3,400 openings and 173 table games as well as a 500-room lodging and 3,000-seat amusement focus.

It likewise has plans to revive the riverwalk region that incorporate a person on foot span eateries, bars, and bistros confronting the Chicago River.

The plans likewise call for retail space on the ground floor of the gambling club working at key crossing points to assist with creating pedestrian activity.

As far as occupations, the Bally’s has projected 3,000 development occupations and 3,000 super durable club positions.

The organization had the option to protect concurrences with coordinated work for the undertaking, a close need given’s major areas of strength for Chicago presence.

“We are invigorated this gambling club will be constructed and staffed by talented endorsers,” said Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter.

“The common individuals of Chicago make this a-list city, and the average individuals of Chicago will make this a top notch club.

We anticipate joining forces with the city, Bally’s, and our offshoot associations on this memorable venture.”

Bally’s has dedicated to 60% minority recruiting and the production of a positions program that will target neighborhoods with the most elevated levels of joblessness and least pay.

During its show to region occupants last month, Bally’s said it would lay out an objective of passage level pay rates of $50,000 each year in addition to advantages and educational cost repayment.

Councilman Walter Burnett, whose 27th Ward is where the club would be fabricated ought to Bally’s be endorsed by the Illinois Gaming Board, communicated help for Lightfoot’s choice notwithstanding showing beforehand he’d be satisfied to see the gambling club find somewhere else.

Burnett, whose ward additionally incorporates the United Center — where FanDuel is presently developing a games wagering lounge — is seemingly the most gaming-accommodating council member among those basically influenced by the club’s area.

“I’m glad to help the approaching Bally’s Chicago club here in the 27th Ward,” said Burnett, who drafted the first statute that in the long run prompted the finish of the home rule restriction on sports betting in the city.

“It will be a top notch amusement objective that gives occupations, help the travel industry numbers and brings a large group of fantastic conveniences into the 27th ward. This is a rare chance for the city of Chicago and it will be a chief objective for a long time into the future.”

One critical change from Bally’s unique proposition to the city is the area of the brief club, which it desires to open in 2023.

Initially wanted to be on the Tribune distributing plant grounds while the long-lasting scene is developed, it will currently be at the Medinah Temple in the River North area, expecting to use high traffic through significant travel centers and a functioning retail hallway.

However the city has plans to further develop the traffic stream around the Tribune distributing site on Chicago and Grand roads and Bally’s has likewise promised to assist with facilitating blockage and traffic worries nearby, prevailing upon River West inhabitants will demonstrate testing assuming that last month’s gathering is any sign.

A few occupants were additionally stressed over the effect on wrongdoing in the networks contiguous the gambling club and communicated worries about plans to redesign the riverwalk region.온라인카지노