The media covering the upcoming trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin ’s role in the death of George Floyd will have some new competition from messengers hired by the Minneapolis government. A team of social media influencers will be enlisted by the Minneapolis City Council to send “approved messages” during the upcoming trial, according to reports. The city plans to pay six influencers $2,000 each to disseminate the city’s views, Fox News said . The plan was approved Friday by the council. “The goal is to increase access to information to communities that do not typically follow mainstream news sources or city communications channels and/or who do not consume information in English,” the council said in a statement, WCCO-TV reported . “It’s also an opportunity to create more two-way communication between the city and communities.” The city council said it is targeting social media users with large followings. Chauvin faces murder charges in the May 25 … [Read more...] about Minneapolis To Hire “Social Media Influencers” To Report During Upcoming George Floyd Death Trial
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The grand opening of Kichha Sudeep’s Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 is all set to take place tonight. Fans have been eagerly awaiting to know about the celebrities who are likely to enter the house this season. And now, TOI has revealed a few participants who are confirmed to enter the BB house. The much-awaited contestants' list includes some famous names including Geetha Bharathi Bhat to Kiran Srinivas. However, Bigg Boss Kannada 8 is also expected to have some surprise entries as well. Meet The Bigg Boss Kannada Contestants Here: Geetha Bharathi Bhat Geetha Bharathi Bhat has been touted to be a part of the show for quite some time now. Interestingly, reports suggest that she has already shot for her introduction video for the premiere. The actress who is fondly known as Gundamma by fans is best known for playing the role of an overweight girl in Brahmagantu. Raghu Gowda aka Raghu Vine Store … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss Kannada 8: Geetha Bharathi Bhat, Raghu Gowda, Vaishnavi & Others In The Confirmed Contestants List
Sony wasn't originally as excited about casting Tom Holland as Spider-Man as the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios were. The directing duo recalled casting Holland for Captain America: Civil War in a new interview promoting the release of their latest movie, Cherry . Bringing in an actor to take on one of the biggest superheroes on the planet is not an easy decision, and it appears that Sony was being extremely cautious about bringing in a new fresh face. Tom Holland has been praised for his portrayal of Peter Parker over the last handful of years, with many comic book fans claiming that he is the best actor to take the role on. However, he was relatively unknown when the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige found him. Sony wasn't sold on the idea. Joe Russo had this to say about the casting of Holland. RELATED: Marvel Won't Let Spider-Man Star Tom Holland Watch Black Widow Just Yet "We talked with Feige at Marvel about Holland and he got … [Read more...] about Casting Tom Holland as Spider-Man Turned Into a Big Fight Between Sony & the Russo Brothers
Janis herself has never sounded better on record, but it took me four full listenings to the LP before I could hear her. That’s how bad her band is. When (and if) you get hold of this record, my suggestion is that you listen really hard to how awful the backup is — everything from the arrangements to the level of musicianship. Those sons of bitches can’t do anything really right. The only answer is to get super-familiar with what they’re doing so you can ignore it. And then dig Janis. They can’t be that bad, you say? On “Try,” they stutter along like Stax rejects, thudding out a 16-to-the-bar quick-step so metronomic it defies you to pat your foot, let alone get up and dance. Janice sounds great, but — “One Good Man” contains perhaps the only instrumental blessing on the whole record, wherein Sam Andrew plays a tolerable bottleneck introduction and obbligato to Janis’ vocal. At least the rest of the band is relaxed on this track, even if they add nothing. (Disconcerting … [Read more...] about I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
I t was a New York winter day, frozen and gray and violently blustery. Indoors, out of the fearful cold, people seemed somehow gentler toward one another – strange in New York City – as if it was enough to battle the elements, no need to battle each other. Inside his manager’s neo-turn-of-the-century apartment, on a sofa near the radiant fireplace, sat Jimi Hendrix , in a gentle, almost reticent frame of mind. The light snow had begun to fall. You could see that through the narrow slits where the curtain allowed the merest sliver of daylight and streetscene to penetrate into the gloomy dark room. On the same sofa, and on a richly upholstered chair next to it, sat the members of Jimi Hendrix ’s new band. He had broken up the old Experience (Noel Redding on bass, Mitch Mitchell, drums) at some indeterminate point during the Fall. He had been living and jamming with an all-purpose crew of musicians – everything from older black gentlemen from the South who played blues guitar, to … [Read more...] about Hendrix: The End Of A Beginning, Maybe