L.A. rapper/producer Ty Dolla $ign‘s (real name Tyrone Griffin) bus was pulled over by Wisconsin Police for supposed vehicle equipment violation early Wednesday morning. After smelling strong odors of marijuana coming from the bus, officers decided to conduct a roadside investigation of the bus. Dane County Sheriff’s K-9’s alerted officers to several suspect locations on the bus, which led to the seizure of 42.2 grams of marijuana, which included 18.2 grams of butane hash oil, and 28 pieces of paraphernalia.According to reports, twelve people were on the bus, with seven of those being arrested on various charges, including suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. We have a feeling Ty wasn’t feeling very “Irie” after this early morning encounter with police.Ty’s representative claims that the rapper was not on the bus, as he was taking the easier route by plane to his Iowa gig, maintaining that it was his band and entourage on the bus, though authorities claim they arrested someone going by the name Ty Dolla $ign. Will we ever know if it was Ty on the bus? This story is shrouded in mystery (or pot smoke).[via Channel3000]
The Washington Post:Dan Price, like a growing number of CEOs in recent months, is raising the minimum wage for his employees.But while the chief executives of companies ranging from Aetna to Gap, Inc. to Wal-Mart are upping their wage floors by a few dollars an hour to help them compete for better talent, this CEO — who founded credit-card processing firm Gravity Payments — has another goal. On Monday, the New York Times reported that to protect employees’ emotional well-being, Price is cutting his own salary and raising his employees’ wages to at least $70,000 a year.…According to the Times, Price’s idea came from research by Princeton economists Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman, who found, essentially, that money can buy happiness — up to a certain point. The duo’s research showed that for salaries below about $75,000 a year, increases in income correlated with greater emotional well-being.Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >
For King & Country will release their first ever full-length Christmas album ‘A Drummer Boy Christmas’ on 30th October 2020. Comprising brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, For King & Country have teamed up with executive producer Aqualung (Matt Hales) for the album, which was orchestrally arranged by Davide Rossi of Coldplay fame. The album was produced by Tedd T. and For King & Country and co-produced by Benjamin Backus. “The miracle of Christmas captivated us long ago and has been laced into the DNA of the band. We felt it was the imperfectly perfect time for us to do our small part in telling the story of the redemption that Christmas offers to all of us. So, bake those chocolate chip cookies, make a little hot chocolate, strike up that cozy fire, and let us take you on a 44 minute and 49 second musical Christmas journey to celebrate the greatest story the world has ever known!” ‘A Drummer Boy Christmas’ includes 13 tracks and features two original Christmas songs entitled ‘Heavenly Hosts’ and an emotionally moving ballad from Joseph’s perspective ‘A Carol of Joseph.’ For King & Country’s most recent multi-week No. 1 hit, ‘Together’ (feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly) has climbed into the Top 25 on the mainstream Hot AC chart. They have also celebrated hitting one billion total on-demand streams.
Written By Read – Norwegians: Olympics Must Wait Until Virus ‘under Control’Read – Flame In Japan; How Long Until News If Olympics Will Open?(With Agency inputs) First Published: 21st March, 2020 21:42 IST As the unprecedented outbreak of deadly Coronavirus continues to grip the Tokyo Olympics of 2020 in uncertainties, the United States Track and Field federation has also called for the postponing of the event. In a letter to the Olympic Committee, the USATF has acknowledged that the “global pandemic has grown” and keeping in mind the health and safety of their coaches, players, athletes and other staff, the federation made the decision. Just days after the US President Donald Trump had also suggested that Japan should consider postponing the event in the wake of the pandemic, USATF CEO, Max Siegel urged the CEO of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Sarah Hirshland to delay the sports event which is scheduled to start on April 24. This comes after Brazil’s Olympic Committee has also called for the Tokyo Olympic Games to postponed to next year. LIVE TV Read – Olympics Should Definitely Be Postponed, Feels Sharath KamalThe Coronavirus which originated in China in December 2019 has now claimed over 11,890 lives worldwide as of March 21. According to the tally by international news agency, the pandemic has now spread to 180 countries and has infected at least 287,176 people. Out of the total infections, 93,613 have been recovered but the easily spread virus is continuing to disrupt many lives. Major cities have been put under lockdown in almost all countries, and the economy is struggling. Read – French Swim Federation Joins US Counterpart In Olympics Delay CallTrump suggested postponing OlympicsTrump’s statements came amid the heightened concerns of the pandemic spreading throughout the globe leading to the first cancellation of an Olympic Games since World War II. The US President had suggested an ‘idea’ that Tokyo Olympics 2020 should be postponed for a year.While expressing his opinions on the arrangement of the event on March 13, Trump said that the event, which is scheduled to begin on July 24, should be delayed because he would “like that better than having empty stadiums all over the place”. However, according to reports, the US President has also said that he does not plan on making the recommendation to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 21st March, 2020 21:42 IST US Field Track Federation Calls For Postponing Olympics Amid Coronavirus Crisis the US Track and Field federation has also called for the postponing of the Tokyo Olympics as coronavirus outbreak continues to pose uncertainties on the event. FOLLOW US Aanchal Nigam The US President said, “It is very possible for the Olympics maybe, I just can not see having no people there, in other words, not allowing people. Maybe and this is just my idea, maybe they postpone it for a year.” SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT