Spin HipHop History With Google Doodle

first_imgNews Hip-hop was born Aug. 11, 1973, when DJ Kool Herc first used two turntables at a back-to-school party to extend the instrumental break in songs to keep the dancing happening. From here, the MC was added and an entire genre was born — one that now reigns as the most popular genre in music.When you click on the Google doodle, you’ll be greeted by Fab 5 Freddy — of “Yo! MTV Raps” hosting fame — who walks you through the history of hip-hop. From there, users enter the tutorial to learn how to spin their own tracks.Once you get the hang of it, you can pick from records from the likes of Timmy Thomas, the Winstons, Willie Hutch, Sweet G, and Rare Earth, along with a selection of generic beats. As you spin away, switching out records as you go, you hit goal milestones, which each unlock another nugget of hip-hop history.For example, once you spin three records, you learn that the Sequence were the first all-female hip-hop trio who had a huge hit with “Funk You Up” in the late 1970s. You can work your way through all 10 goals, having a blast mixing your own beats along the way while learning about the early history of hip-hop.So celebrate the historic birth of hip-hop, and get in on the Google doodle fun while it lasts!Read More: Rap Yearbook To Join AMC Visionaries Lineup As New Miniseries Email Facebook Twitter center_img Google Doodle: Unlock Hip-Hop History spin-hip-hop-history-google-doodle Revisit the birth of a genre with Google’s interactive beat-making doodleRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 11, 2017 – 10:47 am GRAMMY.comGoogle doodles are often a thing of wonder, and today’s doodle is no exception. What’s the occasion? The birth of hip-hop itself. Spin Hip-Hop History With Google Doodle last_img read more

Have you seen Jacqueline Fernandezs doppelganger Amanda Cerny Photo

first_imgTwitter and Instagram fans of actress-producer Anushka Sharma and US singer Julia Michaels went crazy looking at their pictures in how similar they look. Finally, it reached a level when the two celebrities interacted with each other on Twitter and it was cute.Julia Michaels reached out to Anushka Sharma and said, “Hi @AnushkaSharma apparently we’re twins lol”. To which, the Bollywood actress replied, “OMG YES!! I’ve been looking for you and the remaining 5 of our doppelgangers all my life”.OMG YES!! I’ve been looking for you and the remaining 5 of our dopplegangers all my life https://t.co/SaYbclXyXt— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) 5 February 2019Well, not exactly doppelgängers but Bollywood actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan has been compared with Hollywood actor-filmmaker Tom Hanks in terms of looks and choice of roles. Actor Kunal Khemu has been compared with Brazilian footballer Neymar. Even actress Deepika Padukone has been compared to model Irina Shayk, who is actor Bradley Cooper’s partner! But these are not really doppelgängers, like Jacqueline or Anushka’s. Jacqueline Fernandez shared a picture of her doppelgänger Amanda CernyInstagramDays after the Internet went crazy looking at the doppelgänger of Anushka Sharma, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has shared a picture of her doppelgänger Amanda Cerny on Instagram! What’s more, the lookalike of Jacqueline Fernandez is visiting India to meet the actress and former Miss Sri Lanka.Fans were in for a surprise when Jacqueline Fernandez posted a photo collage of her doppelgänger Amanda Cerny and her on Instagram. She captioned the post thus: “@amandacerny I think it’s about time you came visited me in Mumbai!!” Amanda simply said, “Funny you mention it.” She is on her way to India and has posted a picture from a plane, saying, “Bet you can’t guess why im so excited right now !!!!”Jacqueline Fernandez was impressed and said, “Oh my god.. that was fast!!” It seems like Amanda is a real fan of Jacqueline. She replied to her, saying, “your wish is my command Jacqueline!!!!” Woah.last_img read more

RBIs dividend to Modiled government halves to Rs 30659 crore

first_img RBI stops printing Rs 2000 notes The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel attends a news conference after the bi-monthly monetary policy review in Mumbai, India June 7, 2017.Reuters fileThe Reserve Bank of India on Thursday announced that it will transfer only Rs 30,659 crore to the government for the year ended in June. That amount is less than half of Rs 65,876 crore that the central bank transferred last year.The decline will hit the government hard as it could make it very difficult for New Delhi to meet its fiscal deficit target of 3.2 percent of gross domestic product for the year ending in March.”As PSBs are unlikely to do better than last year and the RBI will be transferring a smaller amount, this will impact the fiscal deficit numbers. If other conditions remain unchanged, the fiscal deficit can increase from 3.2 per cent to 3.4 per cent this year,” said Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at Care Ratings.The big reduction, in the transfer of surplus to the government, was partly propelled by higher cost of printing the new currency notes and tackling excess liquidity generated from abolishing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Economic Times reported.Scroll down for video A bank staff member hands Indian 500 rupee notes to a customer on November 24, 2016, in the wake of the demonetisation of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Mumbai.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesPrime Minister Narendra Modi had abolished high-value bank notes in a bid to fight corruption that removed 86 per cent of the currency in circulation hitting consumption and capital investments last year.”Operational expenses in cost of printing new currency and the associated logistics of collecting old notes is likely to have gone up,” said Saugata Bhattacharya, chief economist at Axis Bank.”The cost of sterilising the excess liquidity through MSS and reverse repos would also be significant,” he added.In the previous year, the RBI had paid Rs 65,896 crore to the government, which was a big help to the government in covering the deficit. The central bank, however, did not give reasons for the steep fall in the surplus income this year.The shortfall in the dividend from the RBI will likely push the government to increase revenue from other areas such as cutting spending or seeking to raise more from planned market divestments in state-run companies, Reuters reported. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

20 gold bars seized at Dhaka airport

first_img20 gold bars seized at Dhaka airportCustoms intelligence officials recovered 20 gold bars from a flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport on Wednesday morning.The gold bars worth Tk 10million was recovered from a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Malaysia in the morning, said Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) director general Moinul Khan.last_img