More than 3,000 groups already signed up for Giving Tuesday 2019

first_img More than 3,000 groups across the UK have signed up to participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday so far, from charities such as the RSPB and the Scouts Association to retailers Clarks and ASOS, large businesses including BT and Samsung and institutions such as the National Gallery and the University of Manchester.Giving Tuesday is now less than a month away, this year taking place on 3 December. Last year, more than £7.8 million was raised in online donations in the UK on the day, with 1.5 million in a YouGov poll saying they were more likely to do some for charity as a result of the event.Launched in the US in 2012 to follow post-Thanksgiving shopping sprees, there are now Giving Tuesday events in more than 100 countries, with the movement brought to the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation in 2014.Gráinne Mathews, who leads Giving Tuesday in the UK for CAF, said: “Giving Tuesday is a chance for all of us, no matter where we live or what we do, to help a cause close to our hearts.” “This year we are encouraging people to make a #GivingTuesdayPledge, which means you might be doing something on the day for a charity that you love or you can pledge to commit to doing something in the days and months ahead. Either way, you are still part of this incredible generosity movement.“A #GivingTuesdayPledge could mean giving a small monthly donation to a charity or setting aside time each month for volunteering. It will all add up to make a world of difference.”More information on how to take part, as well as free resources for participants are available on the Giving Tuesday site. Advertisement Melanie May | 5 November 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Can you believe it? Only 4 weeks to go until #GivingTuesday ? There’s still plenty of time to get involved. Here’s how: ? Charities: https://t.co/31SFSz7c0m? Individuals: https://t.co/VJPbThXwKn? Businesses: https://t.co/AbRHMXpR45#charitytuesday pic.twitter.com/Tkh0KxVFDk— #GivingTuesday UK (@givingtuesdayuk) November 5, 2019  590 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: Giving Tuesdaycenter_img Here is UK Fundraising’s round up of some of last year’s activity:Giving Tuesday: the fundraising round up  589 total views,  5 views today More than 3,000 groups already signed up for Giving Tuesday 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18last_img read more

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Behind Duterte’s shift toward China

first_imgAn announcement by President Rodrigo Roas Duterte of the Philippines, made during a state visit to Beijing on Oct. 20, that his country would reorient its foreign policy toward China and away from the United States has opened up the prospect of major infrastructure development in this Pacific islands nation of more than 100 million people.Ever since the U.S. defeated Spain in the war of 1898 and took over its colonies, Washington and Wall Street have treated the people of the Philippines as a source of low-wage labor and their land as a base for military operations in the Pacific. U.S. neocolonial domination over the islands has been absolute in political, economic and military terms, interrupted only by the equally harsh occupation of the Philippines by Japanese imperialism during World War II.As a result, the Philippines has been mired in poverty and underdevelopment.Millions in extreme povertyIn 2006, the National Statistics Coordination Board of the Philippines reported that nearly 29 percent of the population lived on less than $1.25 per day. In 2013, when the NSCB conducted its most recent survey, the percentage living at this level of poverty had barely changed, while the cost of just putting food on the table every day had risen in those seven years from $39 to $127 a month.In this same period, poverty in many other countries around the world had decreased significantly, especially in China.The more urban areas in the National Capital Region around Manila have the lowest poverty figures, ranging around 3.9 percent. Many young people who have left to find work overseas send remittances home to their families.Poverty is highest in the more agricultural provinces. According to the NSCB, the Mindanao Region had the highest poverty levels, ranging from 42 to 47 percent. Duterte was a mayor and congress member from Mindanao before becoming president.So it should be no surprise that there is much enthusiasm among the people of the Philippines for Duterte’s visit to China and the resulting agreements in infrastructure development, trade and other economic areas.Duterte has support — but not on Wall StreetBut in Washington and on Wall Street, the reaction is dismay and increasing hostility, even when cloaked in diplomacy. There are dire warnings that Duterte’s statements about pivoting toward China and away from the U.S. will bring economic ruin.CNNMoney on Sept. 24, in a segment entitled “This industry is freaking out over the Philippine president’s anti-U.S. rhetoric,” reported that Duterte’s comments “sent a shudder through industries that rely heavily on the U.S. market, particularly the big business of handling call center work and other tasks for American companies.” The implication is that these U.S.-owned call centers will go somewhere else if the owners are angered by the government’s attitude.What it doesn’t mention is that the centers pay people in the Philippines wages far below those in the U.S.CNN quotes a senior State Department official, Daniel Russel, as saying after a meeting with the Philippine foreign minister that Duterte’s remarks have fueled growing concerns in “corporate boardrooms.”CNNMoney speaks to bankers and business people. In other U.S. media oriented to the general public, the attacks on Duterte have centered more on his blunt style and his relentless campaign against drugs, in which many accused drug lords have been killed by police. No mention is made, of course, of the fact that U.S. prisons are full of people convicted of nonviolent crimes connected to drug possession and that many police killings of people of color allegedly involve drugs.Nor is anything being said in the media here about what plans the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies of violence and repression may be discussing in response to Duterte’s move. But history has shown that the U.S. political establishment has no respect for sovereignty or peaceful negotiations when it considers the core interests of the imperialist ruling class at risk.However, there is a mitigating factor against the U.S. resorting to violent intervention to bring the Philippines more securely back under its control.It is the fact that there has long been an armed as well as a civil anti-imperialist opposition in the Philippines that enjoys much support among the masses. Should the U.S. move too directly or violently to thwart the direction now being taken by Duterte, the resulting reaction of the people could spiral out of U.S. control.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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ILWU Local 10 halts work to fight racism

first_imgLongshore workers shut down container truck traffic over racist acts at the Port of Oakland in California.In a stunning worker action against racism, about 100 members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 walked out May 25 at one of the largest and busiest terminals in the Port of Oakland. They suspended all operations there and brought international container traffic to a complete standstill for hours. Container trucks were backed up all around the port and on Interstate 880.The ILWU called the shutdown to protest blatant racist acts at the job site, including the discovery that morning of a noose, a despicable symbol of white supremacy and lynching, inside a truck used by ILWU members. According to Derrick Muhammad, the union’s secretary-treasurer, about 60 percent of the ILWU local is African American. (KPIX 5)Muhammad noted that an unspecified number of nooses have been found at the terminal in recent weeks. They have been left on a fence, on the ground and on trucks. Another noose was found as recently as May 15. In late 2015, someone had spray painted a piece of equipment with a racist slur against African Americans. (East Bay Times, May 25)Muhammed said that longshore work is already inherently dangerous, and all workers need to know that their co-workers “have their backs.” He stressed that “every worker has the right to work in a safe environment.” He pointed out that this fact makes the racist acts “a bonafide health and safety issue because of the history behind the noose and what it means for Black people in America.” A health and safety issue is an acceptable reason for a job walkout under standard union contracts.The East Bay Times reported that ILWU International President Robert McEllrath issued a statement that “the ILWU is a progressive and diverse union, and we reject in the strongest possible terms racism in all its forms. The display of a hangman’s noose for the second time in two weeks at the work site is inexcusable and expressly prohibited conduct under the terms of the ILWU-PMA collective bargaining agreement. The Union is committed to securing a non-discriminatory work environment for all individuals working at the ports.”ILWU Local 10 has a long and militant history of progressive work actions, from its leadership in the 1934 San Francisco general strike under Marxist Harry Bridges to its boycotts of South African apartheid cargo, starting in 1962.More recently, in 2010 the local shut down the port to protest the murder of Oscar Grant, an African-American man killed by cops at Oakland’s nearby Fruitvale Station. Last year the local affirmed its support for Indigenous sovereignty at Standing Rock, N.D., and this year refused to work on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, to protest the election of Trump and the ramping up of attacks on working and oppressed people, especially unions.Every racist act or symbol at a workplace is significant because racism is always an attack on the solidarity and unity of workers. The recent action by Local 10 is a call to all workers to fight against racism and for solidarity at their jobs with creative and militant actions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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MOVE 9 women freed after 40 years

first_imgMOVE 9 members Janet Holloway Africa, 68, and Janine Phillips Africa, 63, were freed on parole May 25, after over 40 years of incarceration. That  included a decade of consistently being denied parole petitions by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.Janine (left) and Janet Africa upon their release.While two other MOVE 9 members, Debbie Sims Africa and Michael Africa Sr., were released in 2018, parole for the two women was arbitrarily denied despite their impeccable disciplinary records and history of mentorship and community service while in prison at SCI Cambridge Springs.  In 2018, attorneys from the Abolitionist Law Center and People’s Law Office filed federal petitions for habeas corpus challenging the parole denials on the grounds of the lack of any evidence that the women presented a risk to public safety. With May 28 set for a court date on that litigation, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole granted Janet and Janine parole May 14, one day after the anniversary of the notorious May 13, 1985, bombing of the MOVE home.  In a press release issued May 25, attorney Brad Thomson of the People’s Law Office said, “The release of Janet and Janine is a victory not only for them and their loved ones, but also for the MOVE Organization and the movement to free all political prisoners. Janet and Janine were excellent candidates for parole. They have been described by DOC staff as model prisoners and neither of them has had a single disciplinary incident in over twenty years. While in prison, they have participated in community fundraisers and social programs, including training service dogs. They are remarkable women who deserve to be free.”MOVE: a history of police violence, frame-upsA Philadelphia-based Black Liberation organization, MOVE was founded by John Africa in 1972. The group maintained the mantle against police brutality and environmental destruction after all-out state campaigns decimated the ranks of the Black Panther Party and other liberation groups.MOVE soon became a frequent target of Philadelphia’s notoriously brutal police force. In 1976, police came to the MOVE house and scuffled with group members. During the incident Janine, who was holding her three-week-old baby, Life, was knocked over. Life was trampled by police who shattered his skull. He died later that day.  In May 1977 police obtained a court order requiring MOVE to vacate their Powelton Village home. What followed was a tense, 15-month siege of the surrounding neighborhood, which included shutting off water to the house and preventing food or aid to be sent to the family. Throughout the ordeal, neighbors stepped up to support the family.When the family still refused to leave their home, on Aug. 8, 1978, police launched an early morning raid, using thousands of rounds of munitions, water cannons and tear gas to destroy the compound and drive the family out.During the raid, Police Officer James P. Ramp was killed by a shot to the back of the head. While MOVE members maintain they did not fire any shots, nine were convicted of third-degree murder and conspiracy, even though no evidence linked any of them to the shooting. In fact, by immediately razing the entire property, police destroyed any potential evidence that would have helped the MOVE 9 prove their innocence. Police made no efforts to preserve the crime scene or measure for ballistic angles. Five men and four women MOVE members were given 30-to-100-year sentences. They came to be known as the MOVE 9.  Nearly seven years later, police attacked another MOVE home on Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia on May 13, 1985. They dropped a bomb that destroyed 62 houses on the block and killed 11 MOVE members, including five children. Both Janet and Janine Africa, imprisoned at the time, had young children in the compound who were murdered by the infamous police assault. Ramona Africa, the only living survivor of the May 13 massacre, was imprisoned for seven years. However, no city officials or police were ever criminally charged in connection with the May 13 murders.In earlier correspondence with The Guardian, Janine Africa wrote, “There are times when I think about Life and my son Phil, but I don’t keep those thoughts in my mind long because they hurt. The murder of my children, my family, will always affect me, but not in a bad way. When I think about what this system has done to me and my family, it makes me even more committed to my belief.” (May 25, 2019)While neither woman made a public statement after their release, they did send a thank you message to their U.S. and international supporters. It read in part: “The lawyers were sent to do a job and they did it! It is duly noted!  But we cannot minimize the will of the people, which John Africa said is ‘a powerful force.’ All power to the people who pushed aside their personal concerns and safety to fight for MOVE’s Freedom.”Three other MOVE 9 members Delbert Orr Africa, Charles Sims Africa and Edward Goodman Africa remain incarcerated. Merle Africa and Phil Africa died in custody. Find out more about the Move 9 and their fight for freedom at onamove.com and move9parole.blogspot.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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FFA Organization Names New National FFA Alumni Association Director

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News FFA Organization Names New National FFA Alumni Association Director SHARE SHARE A veteran agricultural education teacher and experienced executive with the National FFA Organization has been named new executive director of the National FFA Alumni Association. Tony Small joined the National FFA Organization in 1998 and has held titles of partner development specialist, Local Program Success specialist and team leader, senior director of the Education division and managing director of the National Council for Agricultural Education. Currently, he serves as director of Partner Services and will continue leading the division in addition to leading activities of the National FFA Alumni Association. Previously, he was an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for 15 years in Arkansas City, Kansas. The National FFA Organization relies on alumni members for help with recruiting students and raising funds for chapter activities and scholarships. FFA Alumni members also assist at FFA camps and conferences, the annual National FFA Convention and other leadership- and personal-development initiatives. The National FFA Organization estimates that there are up to 9 million former FFA members throughout the country. Former members – and anyone who wants to support today’s FFA members and chapters – can be FFA Alumni members. The mission of the National FFA Alumni Association is to support and advocate for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources at the local, state and national levels. Agriculture teachers rely on FFA Alumni members to help them get more support from the community for their programs and give them more time and freedom to teach. FFA Organization Names New National FFA Alumni Association Director The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. “We are committed to growing our alumni membership and increasing the number of advocates to support and grow agricultural education across the country,” Small said. “We will continue to identify supporting tools and resources to ensure alumni members and agricultural education teachers understand how they can work together to ensure local successes.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 10, 2014 Facebook Twitter Previous articleTransparency: Is Seeing Believing?Next articleFood Prices, Ag Economy Tied to Proper Labor Reform Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Donegal fans urged to ‘Park Smart – Park Safe’

first_img WhatsApp With thousands set to travel to Castlebar tomorrow as Donegal take on Mayo in the final Super 8 group game, fans are being urged to ‘Park Smart – Park Safe’.The joint initiative by Gardaí, the GAA and Donegal and Mayo County Councils aims to highlight the significant health and safety concerns created due to GAA fans parking on the hard shoulder of the N5 national primary route approaching Castlebar.Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer Brian O’Donnell says with the large volume of traffic expected on the roads for the game, motorists are being asked to exercise extra care:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/boddfgffdg1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Gardai in Sligo say there will be an Agricultural Show just south of Grange from early on Saturday morning, and there may be some traffic delays in the vicinity.They’re urging motorists heading for Castlebar to expect some delays, and allow extra time for their journeys. Donegal fans urged to ‘Park Smart – Park Safe’ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday August 1stNext articleIFA claim Minister has no plans for farmers in no-deal Brexit News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – August 2, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

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Press release: 15 SCOTTISH EMPLOYERS NAMED AND SHAMED FOR UNDERPAYING HUNDREDS OF MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS

first_img As the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates rise on 1 April, it is vital that workers understand their rights, and employers their obligations. Bryan Sanderson, Chairman of the Low Pay Commission, said: Business Minister Andrew Griffiths said: Heather Park Community Services Limited, North Lanarkshire ML2, failed to pay £26,018.63 to 73 workers. 1st Pizza Direct Limited, Highland IV3, failed to pay £25,668.15 to 87 workers. Mr Muhammad Adnan Safdar and Mrs Khadija Javaid, trading as Citi Dental Surgery, Glasgow City G51, failed to pay £8,733.33 to 2 workers. Cost Effective Catering Limited, City of Edinburgh EH4, failed to pay £4,559.11 to 23 workers. Mr Wayne Gray and Mrs Margaret Gray, trading as Jackson Gray, Dundee City DD3, failed to pay £2,514 to 4 workers. Universal United Commerce Limited, City of Edinburgh EH6, failed to pay £2,009.88 to 2 workers. James Ritchie Clocks (established 1809) Ltd, City of Edinburgh EH3, failed to pay £1,064.66 to 2 workers. Alison Margaret Smith, trading as A.M.S Hair & Beauty, City of Edinburgh EH12, failed to pay £935.21 to 1 worker. Mrs Lisa Chakir, trading as Chairs Hairdresser, West Lothian EH49, failed to pay £774.86 to 1 worker. Miss Zoe MacDonald, trading as Unique Hair & Beauty, Na h-Eileanan Siar HS1, failed to pay £686 to 1 worker. Clear-View Fife Limited, trading as Clear-View Cleaning Specialists, Fife KY6, failed to pay £431.63 to 1 worker. Saramago Ltd, trading as Saramago Café Bar, Glasgow City G2, failed to pay £425.63 to 4 workers. Entier Limited, Aberdeenshire AB32, failed to pay £403.07 to 1 worker. Jackson Gray Limited, trading as Jackson Gray, Dundee City DD3, failed to pay £343.38 to 3 workers. P&P Duff (Scotland) Limited, trading as Patrick, Renfrewshire PA1, failed to pay £280.15 to 1 workers. The world of work is changing and we have set out our plans to give millions of workers enhanced rights to ensure everyone is paid and treated fairly in the workplace. There are no excuses for short-changing workers. This is an absolute red line for this Government and employers who cross it will get caught – not only are they forced to pay back every penny but they are also fined up to 200% of wages owed. Today’s naming round serves as a sharp reminder to employers to get their house in order ahead of minimum wage rate rises on 1 April. Nearly £75,000 identified for 206 workers underpaid minimum wage rates. 15 Scottish employers named and fined nearly £70,000 after underpayment Naming round comes before minimum wage rates rising on 1 April This 14th naming round comes after the government published its Good Work plan last month, which announced the right to a payslip for all workers. The new law is likely to benefit around 300,000 UK workers who do not currently get a payslip.For those paid by the hour, payslips will also have to include how many hours the worker is paid for, making pay easier to understand and challenge if it is wrong. The move is part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy the government’s long-term plan to build a Britain fit for the future by helping businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK.Since 2013 the scheme has identified more than £9 million in back pay for around 67,000 workers, with more than 1,700 employers fined a total of £6.3 million. The UK Government has also committed £25.3m for minimum wage enforcement in 2017/18.Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage not only have to pay back arrears of wages to the worker at current minimum wage rates but also face financial penalties of up to 200% of arrears, capped at £20,000 per worker.For more information about your pay, or if you think you might be being underpaid, get advice and guidance at www.gov.uk/checkyourpay. Workers can also seek advice from workplace experts Acas.The employers named today are: It is simply unacceptable for bosses to rip off their staff by not paying at least minimum wage rates. These 15 Scottish employers are breaking the law. These fines show just how seriously the UK Government takes this matter. Bosses who think that they can get away with short changing their hard working staff be warned – the UK Government will name and shame you and hit you in the pocket. The UK Government has today (9 March) named and shamed 15 Scottish employers for underpaying more than 200 minimum wage workers by nearly £75,000.Across the UK 179 employers have been named for underpaying 9,200 minimum wage workers by £1.1 million.The UK Government also fined the employers a total of £1.3 million in penalties for breaking national minimum wage laws. Fines for Scottish employers totalled £70,000.As well as recovering backpay for 9,200 workers, the UK Government also fined the employers a total of £1.3 million in penalties for breaking national minimum wage laws. The most prolific offending sectors in this round were retailers, hospitality businesses and hairdressers.It comes ahead of the next rate rise on 1 April, when the National Living Wage will go up from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour. Apprentices under the age of 19 and those in the first year of their apprenticeship will benefit from a record 5.7% rise.Later this month the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will launch a campaign to raise awareness of the new rates and encourage workers to speak to their employer if they think they are being underpaid.UK Government Minister for Scotland Lord Duncan said: The recent announcement that all workers will have a right to payslips stating the hours they have worked – an idea originally proposed by the LPC – is a positive step. The Low Pay Commission is pleased to see the UK Government maintaining the momentum of its minimum wage enforcement.last_img read more

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Heidi Bakery acquires two Caracoli coffee shop sites

first_imgHeidi Bakery is to extend the reach of its products following the acquisition of the Caracoli coffee shop chain.Heidi, which made headlines earlier this year after partnering with Harry Redknapp to produce his jam roly poly, has taken on the remaining two sites in the Caracoli business, in Alresford and Haslemere.Last year, Caracoli had closed sites in Guildford and Farnham to focus on the remaining two outlets.“At Heidi we care deeply about the food and coffee we serve, so Caracoli was a natural fit,” said Heidi director Rory Shanks.“Acquiring the business allows us to get our made-from-scratch food into more markets, while adding a solid brand to our portfolio. We’re confident that our new customers will love some of the range we look to introduce – and we’re equally excited to get the famous Caracoli Cookie into Heidi.”Heidi was founded by Heidi Daniel after she convinced her father to let her open a small bakery in the family department store in Windsor. In addition to the Windsor site, Heidi also has a bakery at Elphicks department store in Farnham, Surrey.“Through the acquisition we’ve also picked up two beautiful buildings in New Alresford and Haslemere, themselves great towns to add to Windsor and Farnham,” added Shanks. “We can’t wait to meet the locals and regulars over the next few weeks.”Savills, which secured the sale of the Caracoli coffee stores to Heidi, said both businesses had been built independently and grown organically.“Under the new management, Caracoli will continue to trade as normal,” explained Chris Bickle, director in the licensed leisure team at Savills. “We are pleased to have been involved in ushering in this new era.”last_img read more

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The Disco Biscuits Will Be Live Streaming Their Set At Aura Music Festival For Free

first_imgThat’s right. Thanks to AURA Music & Arts Festival, The Disco Biscuits full set will be live streamed on Saturday night. Tune in to LiveStream from 11:00PM – 2:00AM EST for a Live From Aura webcast. Enjoy the high definition streaming from the comfort of your home, or any location with Internet, and engage in real-time conversation with your fellow couch-tourers. Almost as good as being there! Almost.last_img

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Spotify’s New “Time Capsule” Playlist Function Guesses What You Listened To In High School

first_imgMusic streaming giant Spotify is always attempting to improve upon their discovery tools, helping you happen upon new music that you might like and rediscover the music you used to love through curated playlists. Their newest playlist, “Time Capsule,” uses an algorithm based on your current and past listening habits to guess what you used to listen to when you were a teenager, and puts it all into a nice, neat, probably super embarrassing playlist ready for you to reminisce over. But hey, that’s the whole fun of it…Forgotify Lets You Listen To Millions Of Unheard Songs That Have Never Been Streamed On SpotifySince its launch on Friday, fans everywhere have weighed in on the new Spotify playlist feature, and the reviews are pretty uniform: Whatever magical algorithm the streaming service is using to guess your deepest, darkest musical skeletons is creepily accurate. Did you go through an emo phase back when Fall Out Boy was all the range? That’ll be on your Time Capsule list. Were you just, like, crazy into Britney Spears‘ early stuff? Did you listen to “The Hardest Part of Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)” by 2gether on repeat when the MTV quasi-real boy band was all the rage? Were you a sucker for Ja Rule‘s sweet, sweet rasp? There’s a good chance that Spotify knows about it, and that those gems from your musical past willl show up in your Time Capsule.Spotify’s New iMessage App Lets You Text Music To Your FriendsWhatever your guilty pleasures and former flavors of the day/week/month may lurk in your pass, Spotify’s new Time Capsule playlist somehow traces your current tastes back and comes up with, by all accounts, an eerily accurate but wholly welcome trip down memory lane.You can get your own customized Spotify Time Capsule playlist by following this link. Check it out, let the algorithm work its magic, and see what musical memories it happens to dig up.[h/t – The Ringer]last_img read more

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