Bananarama: In Stereo review pop duo shimmy into the modern age

Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward update their sound with club bangers and electropop, while not forgetting the gleeful singalong choruses Its been a long time, announce Bananarama at the start of their first album in 10 years, which declares its arrival with a banger. Originally recorded by former Sugababes second departure and with longtime collaborator Ian Masterson co-writing and producing, Bananaramas 11th album doesnt try to recreate their 80s smashes but polishes the sound for todays pop market, swerving between club tracks and electropop a la Kylie. Back in Time does both, their chorus La la la dance music mingling with a vocoder out of Kraftwerks toolbox. The slick, processed pop production means things can get a bit identikit at …

Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

New York (CNN Business)Beyond Meat is planning an initial public offering that would value the company at about $1.2 billion. There’s public interest in plant-based protein because of concerns about animal welfare and the environmental impact of factory farming. Beyond Meat and competitor Impossible Foods, along with the fast food chains they partner with, see the trend as a huge opportunity for growth. Beyond Meat projects that over time, the plant-based meat market could reach $35 billion in the United States. That’s an ambitious target. The global market for meat substitutes is forecast to grow from an estimated $4.6 billion in 2018 to $6.4 billion by 2023, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets. Beyond Meat has benefited from the the plant-based …

A Breakdown Of Kylie Jenner’s Most Random Magazine Covers

I’m presenting this case based on Kylie Jenner’s latest magazine cover for the Forbes’ self-made billionaire is officially covering a magazine that you can’t purchase at your local grocery store, based on the fact that it’s in another language, I’m pretty sure they don’t sell it in America. Sorry if you already went to your local newsstand. And this is not the first time Kylie Jenner has posed for a random magazine—in fact, she’s done it quite a few times. So let’s take a look at all the f*cking weird magazines that Kylie has covered, and I hope you’ll enjoy the walk down memory lane to each of Kylie’s former faces as much as I did. View this post on …

Asia will feel the pain if US sanctions shut down Iran’s oil exports

Dubai (CNN Business)Asia’s biggest economies are scrambling to find new sources of oil after the United States said it would no longer grant exemptions to sanctions on Iranian crude exports. Some countries that were granted waivers have already found alternative suppliers. Italy, Greece and Taiwan haven’t loaded any Iranian barrels since November, according to the International Energy Agency, which cited data from Kpler, a company that tracks oil shipments. China, India and South Korea are still buying from Iran. India, for one, appears to have a plan to replace its lost Iranian oil. “There will be additional supplies from other major oil producing countries,” Minister of Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted on Tuesday. Some of those could come from America, or …

Does your dinner come from a dark kitchen?

Image caption The UK takeaway industry is now worth almost £5bn Apps now account for 39% of delivery visits – a rise of 14% year-on-year – and the takeaway industry has grown and grown to be worth a tasty £4.9bn – according to consumer research firm NPD. Dark kitchens make huge sense for the burger brand Boo. Set up by Arif Palejwala and his brother-in-law in Leicester, they have reached three other cities without having to find premises nor fork out. “We’re basically testing the waters. We started off in Nottingham and performed really well,” he explains. “Then they offered us a Manchester site, we’re going to be going to Leeds and probably some of the places down South as …

Are you protected from measles? It may depend on when you were born

(CNN)Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases — including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles. Adding to the uncertainty, some adults simply don’t know their vaccination status or have long lost their documentation, Cullen said. The history of the measles vaccine has also prompted questions about how people of different ages have been vaccinated: Not only has the recommended number of doses changed over the years, but so has the vaccine itself. Several years ago, he recalled, a case of measles popped …

Google and Apple block social media sensation TikTok in India

New Delhi (CNN Business)One of China’s biggest social media companies has run into trouble in India. The Indian government reportedly asked Apple and Googleto block TikTok after a high court in Madras, southern India, ruled on April 3 that it could expose children to sexual predators, pornographic content and cyberbullying. India’s technology ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesperson for Google said the company does not comment on individual apps, while Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. TikTok has appealed the ruling and a court hearing has been scheduled for next week. “We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome that would be well …

‘Why I write fake online reviews’

“If you are going to buy something you should do more research than look at a couple of five-star reviews on Amazon.” He says writers are paid to buy the product and then leave a review, meaning the review can be verified. ‘Too focused on statistics’ Another person, a woman who preferred to remain anonymous, writes fake online reviews of the restaurant where she works – a chain pub in Nottingham. “I feel like there’s significant pressure to get positive reviews on either Facebook, Google or TripAdvisor,” she says. “The manager has actually told us to ask customers to do the review in front of us after their meals which I find hilarious. “Anyway, I feel like it gets the …

We must ensure US public lands stay public, or risk demolition of society | Kate Aronoff

A lawyer and longtime energy lobbyist, the new interior secretary, David Bernhardt, has one goal in mind: handing as much land as possible to corporations Who are Americas public lands for? The answer to that question might seem self-evident: the public. The newly confirmed interior secretary, David Bernhardt officially charged with stewarding them has a different interpretation. A lawyer and longtime energy lobbyist, he has ecstatic when he took over as ousted secretary Ryan Zinkes second-in-command. Dan Naatz, the political director of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, assured a gathering of 100 oil executives in June 2017 that we know him very well, and we have direct access to him, have conversations with him about issues ranging from federal …

Is Anna Camp And Skylar Astin’s Divorce Really Amicable? We Investigate Betches

Game of ThronesAdele and her longtime partner broke upAnna Camp and Skylar Astin have decided to end their marriage RockyAnna officially filed for divorce.thatSo what happened to our beautiful couple?! It looks like things started to go south at the beginning of this year, which is the last time the stars posted pictures of each other on Instagram. It’s basically a cardinal rule that a couple that posts about each other on Instagram together, stays together. In retrospect, we should have known something was amiss a lot sooner. View this post on Instagram WHAT HAPPENED? PLEASE TELL ME, YOU LOOK SO IN LOVE! They’ve also recently unfollowed each other on social media. That’s harsh. I’m sorry, but this does not …

This Is The Part Of ‘Medicare For All’ You Never Hear About

Sen. talk a lotMedicare for All Medicare for All would also restrict the flow of money into the rest of the hospitals, which alone account for roughly  of the nation’s health care spending. No other sector, not even pharmaceuticals, rivals it. Under the Medicare for All proposals from Sanders as well as some other potential  How Medicare For All Would Affect Hospitals Both the and a single, newly created government insurance plan that would control payments to all parts of the health care system, including for hospitals. Sanders would make this transition in four years, Jayapal in two. With the Sanders bill, the federal government would simply pay hospitals the way that Medicare does now ― which, for the most …

Virgin territory: why the Japanese are turning their backs on sex | Roland Kelts

Young people in Japan are shunning physical love, and theyre not the only ones, says Japanese-American author Roland Kelts The grounds of Tokyos Yoyogi Park have been colonised by beautiful youth: women and men beneath the cherry blossoms surrounded by bottles of wine, sake and shochu, cases of beer and plastic bags stuffed with finger foods drinking, playing games and sharing smartphone screens as the buds bloom and fall. Hanami (flower-viewing) parties are a centuries-old rite of spring, a national symbol of lifes beauty and brevity. But as I walk by them this month, I cant help but wonder if any of the pink-faced revellers are hooking up, or even care enough to try. on this website, and talked about …

Cannabis Industry Smoking Out The Year’s Top Pot Trends For 420

“420” ― is considered pot’s biggest day, and it should only get more popular now that The buzz over 420 isn’t just media hype, according to cannabis industry insiders like Robert Arabian, founder of cannabis-infused microwave popcorn. These days, 4/20 has turned into the biggest Holiday in the cannabis industry and serves as a day of celebration for the advancements the industry has made in the legal space,” Arabian told HuffPost. CBD Everything cannabidiol, the nonpsychoactive ingredient in the marijuana plant — is popping up in all sorts of products, including jelly beans and even the lack of evidence of its effectiveness for easing pain, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Michael Christopher, the CEO of California-based cannabis-infused beverage brand, believes CBD will be …

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy Easily Wins Ukrainian Presidential Race: Exit Poll

The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian aggression and a champion of Ukrainian identity. If the poll is right, Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, will now take over the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West’s standoff with Russia following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. “I’m not yet officially the president, but as a citizen of Ukraine I can say to all countries in the post-Soviet Union look at us. Anything is possible!” But he has been coy …

Netflix to launch all girl superhero animation series from Africa

(CNN)As part of its growing acquisition of content from Africa, Netflix has announced its first original African animated series – Mama K’s Team 4. It was written by Zambian writer, Malenga Mulendema who was one of the eight winners of the 2015 Triggerfish Story Lab initiative, a talent hunt for African storytellers. Mulendema says she grew up watching cartoons and wondered why none of the heroes looked like her. “In creating a superhero show set in Lusaka, I hope to introduce the world to four strong African girls who save the day in their own fun and crazy way. Most importantly, I want to illustrate that anyone from anywhere can be a superhero,” she said in the Netflix statement. Netflix …

More women over 40 are getting pregnant. But is that really about their choices? | Zeynep Gurtin

Mens decisions also affect fertility patterns, says Zeynep Gurtin, lecturer in womens health at UCL The trend for later motherhood is continuing apace. This week, the Office for National Statistics released new data on Institute for Womens Health at University College London, exploring the life stories, feelings and opinions of women who are pregnant in their 40s. While the project is still in its infancy, it has already provided some key insights as to why increasing numbers of women are having children after 40, and how they feel about later motherhood. The ONS report suggests a number of drivers for later motherhood, including womens increased participation in higher education and the workforce, more labour market uncertainty and the growing costs …