Woodlawn Post http://woodlawnpost.com The Best In International News Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:41:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.19 http://woodlawnpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cropped-IMG_20201007_153249_822-32x32.jpg Woodlawn Post http://woodlawnpost.com 32 32 Young drops 38 points in Hawks 123-115 overtime win against Detroit http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/21/young-drops-38-points-in-hawks-123-115-overtime-win-against-detroit/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/21/young-drops-38-points-in-hawks-123-115-overtime-win-against-detroit/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:38:51 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47477 ATLANTA, Georgia  —  The short handed Atlanta Hawks defeated the Detroit Pistons in overtime 123 -115 on Wednesday night led by Trae Youngs 38 points

John Collinss scored 31 points as the Hawks improved to 7-7.

Clint Capela had 27 points and a career-high 26 rebounds for Atlanta (7-7), the NBA’s first 25-25 game since Karl-Anthony Towns (27-27) on Jan. 12, 2019.

Jerwmi Grant had a career-high 32 points, for the Pistons who dropped to 3-11.

 

Reported by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports (NBA)

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issues statement on Joe Biden http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-issues-statement-on-joe-biden/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-issues-statement-on-joe-biden/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:00:57 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47474 TORONTO, Canada  —  The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States of America:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America.

“Canada and the United States enjoy one of the most unique relationships in the world, built on a shared commitment to democratic values, common interests, and strong economic and security ties. Our two countries are more than neighbours – we are close friends, partners, and allies.

“Canada and the United States have worked side-by-side to tackle some of the greatest challenges we have faced in our history. We will continue this partnership as we fight the global COVID-19 pandemic and support a sustainable economic recovery that will build back better for everyone. We will also work together to advance climate action and clean economic growth, promote inclusion and diversity, and create good middle class jobs and opportunities for our people while contributing to democracy, peace, and security at home and around the world.

“I look forward to working with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we strive to make our countries safer, more prosperous, and more resilient.”

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris officially sworn as 46th President and Vice President of the United States http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/joe-biden-kamala-harris-officially-sworn-as-46th-president-and-vice-president-of-the-united-states/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/joe-biden-kamala-harris-officially-sworn-as-46th-president-and-vice-president-of-the-united-states/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:00:47 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47465 WASHINGTON D.C. — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially sworn in as the next President and Vice President of the United States on Wednesday at the Inaguration. Outgoing President Donald Trump left the White House in the morning rather than attend any of the day’s event.

“Democracy has prevailed,” Biden said in his inaugural speech

Vice President Harris has become the first woman, first African-American and first person of South Asian descent to hold the post.

Biden is expected to sign several executive orders addressing the pandemic, the US economy, climate change and racial injustice by the end of the day.

Watch the Joe Biden’s Inaguration Speech Here:

Reported by Woodlawn Post Politics

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President Trump grants pardons in his final day in office http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/president-trump-grants-pardons-in-his-final-in-office/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/president-trump-grants-pardons-in-his-final-in-office/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 07:58:02 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47246 WASHINGTON D.C. — In his final day as the 45th Commander in Chief, President Donald Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals on Wednesday morning.

Amongst those persons, President Trump commuted the sentence of the former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Malik Kilpatrick.

Mr. Kilpatrick has served approximately 7 years in prison for his role in a racketeering and bribery scheme while he held public office. During his incarceration, Mr. Kilpatrick has taught public speaking classes and has led Bible Study groups with his fellow inmates.

This commutation is strongly supported by prominent members of the Detroit community, Alveda King, Alice Johnson, Diamond and Silk, Pastor Paula White, Peter Karmanos, Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo of the Michigan House of Representatives, Representative Karen Whitsett of the Michigan House of Representatives, and more than 30 faith leaders.

HIP HOP LANDS AMONGS TRUMP’S PARDONS LIST 

On his way out of office,  President Trump granted pardons to several members of the hip-hop community. Amongst those people were Death Row Records co-founder Michael Harry O’Harris, Roc Nation’s CEO Desiree Perez, Kodak Black and Lil Wayne.

 

Reported by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Politics

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New Video: Young Dolph – Large Amounts http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/new-video-young-dolph-large-amounts/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/new-video-young-dolph-large-amounts/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:54:13 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47441 MEMPHIS, Tennessee  — Young Dolph sold his soul to the traphouse in the video for his latest single “Large Amounts,” off his upcoming Rich Slave (Deluxe) dropping January 22.

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Tencent Music Entertainment Group Stocks, Shares Up after Acquisition of Lazy Audio http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/tencent-music-entertainment-group-stocks-soar-following-acquisition-of-lazy-audio/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/20/tencent-music-entertainment-group-stocks-soar-following-acquisition-of-lazy-audio/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:57:41 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47433 SHENZHEN, China — – Tencent Music Entertainment Group the leading innovative online music entertainment platform in China — shares are up 21.6% Monday morning after its acquisition  of Lazy Audio, a Chinese-owned service with spoken word content such as audiobooks and podcasts, for RMB 2.7 billion ($417 million).

“We are delighted to welcome the talented Lazy Audio team to the TME family, and expect this strategic acquisition to significantly deepen our presence in the fast growing long-form audio industry in China,” said Mr. Cussion Pang, Chief Executive Officer of Tencent Music. “As a leading provider of audio entertainment, Lazy Audio can be seamlessly integrated into our existing long-form audio strategy, enabling us to further monetize the extensive library of high-quality literature IPs that we have access to through strategic partnerships with China Literature and others.”

The stock ended Tuesday at $26.86, another high closing price in a 88.4% upswing since Oct. 13. Tencent owns China’s most popular music streaming apps — QQ Music, Kogou Music and Kuwu Music — and the karaoke app WeSing. It was spun off from Chinese tech giant Tencent Corp. in December 2018, raising $1.1 billion in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Tenecent entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity interest of Shenzhen Lanren Online Technology Co, Ltd.

Lazy Audio was founded in 2012.  The existing shareholders of Lazy Audio include China Literature Limited (“China Literature”, stock code: 00772.HK), Lazy Audio’s management team and other financial investors. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021 subject to customary closing conditions.

“Lazy Audio’s catalog is set to expand our audio content library, and its recording capacity will significantly boost our production of audiobooks. We believe this partnership will help us cater to the increasingly nuanced needs of our customers, strengthen our brand recognition in this segment, generate considerable operational synergies, and accelerate our journey to become a leading audio entertainment platform in China.” Mr. Pang added.

Mr. Bin Song, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazy Audio, said, “We share the same vision with TME that China’s audio industry is a less-penetrated area with great potential. Merging with TME will benefit us to strengthen our competitiveness, establish a stronger connection with Tencent portfolio and bring Lazy Audio to the next level.”

Lazy Audio will maintain its independent operations while being an essential component of TME’s overall long-form audio strategy. Upon completion of acquisition, TME will consolidate the investment in Lazy Audio, and enable Lazy Audio to have full access to TME’s expertise, leading technology, and strong promotional capabilities.

Reported by Woodlawn Post Technology

 

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Eric Church, Jazmine Sullivan to sing national anthem at Super Bowl LV; H.E.R. to sing America the Beautiful http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/eric-church-jazmine-sullivan-to-sing-national-anthem-at-super-bowl-lv-h-e-r-to-sing-america-the-beautiful/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/eric-church-jazmine-sullivan-to-sing-national-anthem-at-super-bowl-lv-h-e-r-to-sing-america-the-beautiful/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:50:52 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47429 TAMPA BAY, Florida  —  GRAMMY-nominated artists Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan are set to pair up for the first time to sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LV pregame festivities at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 7 and the NFL announced today.

Grammy-award winning artist, H.E.R., will join the pregame lineup with her rendition of America the Beautiful.

All pregame festivities along with Super Bowl LV will air nationally on CBS and will be broadcast live worldwide.

Church and Sullivan will join a prestigious line up of Super Bowl National Anthem performers, including: Demi Lovato, Gladys Knight, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Joel, P!NK, Jordin Sparks, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Neil Diamond.

H.E.R. joins critically acclaimed and award-winning America the Beautiful performers such as: Yolanda Adams, Leslie Odom Jr, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Alicia Keys.

In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Warren “Wawa” Snipe, acclaimed Deaf rapper and recording artist, will perform the National Anthem and America the Beautiful in American Sign Language.

For Super Bowl LV, the National Anthem will be arranged and produced by Adam Blackstone.

The NFL previously announced that The Weeknd will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Roc Nation is also serving as the strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.

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New Music: Wale – Good Vibes http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/new-music-wale-good-vibes/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/new-music-wale-good-vibes/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:46:33 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47425 WASHINGTON D.C. — Only good energy is required when rocking with Wale – Good Vibes.

 

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Steph Curry scores 26 points in comeback win over Lakers http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/steph-curry-scores-26-points-in-comeback-win-over-lakers/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/steph-curry-scores-26-points-in-comeback-win-over-lakers/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:20:41 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47419 LOS ANGELES, California — Steph Curry scored 26 points on Monday night as the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113 at the Staples Center.

“We kept our composure. The second unit was amazing both halves,” Curry said. “We got some momentum in the second half to give us a chance and carry us down the stretch. It was similar to the Clippers game. We’ve done it twice now, but want to get leads early.”

Curry played in his 712th regular-season game, moving into fifth in franchise history and surpassing Alvin Attles.

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Fiat Chrysler and PSA complete merger to become Stellantis http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/fiat-chrysler-and-psa-complete-merger-to-become-stellantis/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2021/01/19/fiat-chrysler-and-psa-complete-merger-to-become-stellantis/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:52:27 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=47411 MILAN, Italy — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group completed their $52 billion merger into Stellantis on Saturday. The merger will create an auto group with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles.

“The merger between Peugeot S.A. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. that will lead the path to the creation of Stellantis N.V. became effective today,” the two automakers said in a statement.

It took over a year for the Italian-American and French automakers to finalize the deal, during which the global economy was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. They first announced plans to merge in October 2019.

Shares in Stellantis will start trading in Milan and Paris on Monday, and in New York on Tuesday. PSA CEO Carlos Tavares will hold his first press conference as Stellantis CEO on Tuesday, after ringing NYSE’s bell with Stellantis Chairman John Elkann, who is FCA chairman.

FCA CEO Mike Manley, who will head Stellantis’ key North American operations, has said 40 percent of the carmaker’s expected synergies would come from convergence of platforms and powertrains and from optimizing R&D investments, 35 percent from savings on purchases, and another 7 percent from savings on sales operations and general expenses.

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