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Rapper Pouya On His Experience With Anxiety Mental Health Awareness Month

Rapper Pouya On His Experience With Anxiety Mental Health Awareness Month

first_img Twitter Facebook Rapper Pouya On His Experience With Anxiety | Mental Health Awareness Month NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 10, 2018 – 5:01 pm Rapper Pouya Talks Living With Anxiety News The Miami-based artist candidly talks about how living with anxiety has impacted his life Renée FabianGRAMMYs May 10, 2018 – 5:05 pm The career of a rapper is rife with high-stress situations, from the pressure to perform in the studio and onstage for fans, in addition to the late nights, early mornings and time on the road. For Miami-based rapper Pouya, living with anxiety has proved to make his career choice a little more complicated.center_img Email Pouya Raps On Living With Anxiety rapper-pouya-his-experience-anxiety-mental-health-awareness-month The Recording Academy caught up with Pouya, who sat down with host/songwriter Charlie Travers in his hometown Miami and opened up about how his life has been impacted by anxiety, which started when he was still a teenager.”One day in school I was not feeling good, so I went home and then the next day I was starting to feel these feelings that I didn’t enjoy,” says Pouya. “I started to get a racing heart, sweaty palms, this and that, my mind started racing too fast, I started thinking I was going to die, started having panic attacks. I didn’t know what this was for almost six, seven months until I went to therapy. … They’re like, ‘Oh, you have anxiety, you have an anxiety disorder.'” I don’t remember what it was like to not have anxiety— kevin (@Pouyalilpou) May 9, 2018Pouya certainly isn’t alone. A 2016 Help Musicians UK study found that an astounding 71 percent of the musicians they surveyed experienced panic attacks or high levels of anxiety. And artists from Adele to Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz have all revealed a struggle with anxiety.At the time he was diagnosed, Pouya didn’t know what anxiety was. He only knew that it something was keeping him from his favorite activities such as skateboarding — he later picked it back up when he realized the exercise helps calm the anxiety. Though Pouya still feels nervous at times — before performing, for example — he’s learned to cope better in social situations.”It’s still something that I deal with to this day, but I’ve learned to cope with it a little bit better,” Pouya says. “Sometimes I have really bad weeks, really bad months and sometimes I have really good months.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

BlackBerry hits pause on annual phone upgrade trend

first_imgTCL Phone launches typically run on a predictable cycle. A new Samsung Galaxy S phone launches in the first quarter, while new iPhones make their debut in September. But BlackBerry Mobile, run by Chinese consumer electronics giant TCL, is bucking its usual trend this year and won’t be launching a new flagship phone in the summer. Francois Mahieu, general manager of BlackBerry Mobile, said that a new version of its BlackBerry Key franchise won’t appear for at least six months.That means its existing Key2 will be on the market for at least 14 months, an unusually long time for a phone. TCL is keeping the line fresh with minor updates, like the introduction of a new red color and boost in storage on Sunday at the MWC Barcelona trade show. Now playing: Watch this: MWC 2018: Where are they now? 1:16 Mobile World Congress 2019 Mentioned Above BlackBerry Key2 (64GB, black) 19 Photos Comments $994 “If we’re true to the brand and price segment we’re in, we need to find the right driver for the next stage,” Mahieu said. “What will make you upgrade?”Mahieu wouldn’t close the door on a new BlackBerry phone this year, so we could see one in the second half. One key upgrade driver could be 5G, but Mahieu said in a prior interview that there won’t be a BlackBerry running on next-generation wireless technology in 2019. He did keep the possibility alive for a 2020 5G BlackBerry though. BlackBerry embraces color with the Key2 LE See it 2 Review • BlackBerry Key2 will make you crazy if you’re not a keyboard die-hard 5G BlackBerry Alcatel OneTouch Mobile World Congress 2019 Share your voice reading • BlackBerry hits pause on annual phone upgrade trend Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared CNET may get a commission from retail offers. BlackBerry Key2 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone • Tags Phones Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 See All “We don’t want to throw out another BlackBerry for the sake of refreshing it,” Mahieu said in an interview a day before the announcement. BlackBerry Mobile isn’t likely to start a trend — after all, it remains a niche player as one of the few companies offering a phone with a physical keyboard — but its move reflects a slowing market that’s seen declining phone sales and consumers reluctant to upgrade as frequently as they did in the past. Mahieu insists BlackBerry is still growing, but notes that the marketplace is crowded. He also noted that BlackBerry customers — like everyone else — are hanging on to their phones longer. As such, he didn’t feel the need to hit the annual upgrade deadline. News • BlackBerry Key2 Red Edition is out in the US and you’ll pay $50 more for it Preview • The BlackBerry Key2 doubles down on literally everythinglast_img read more

India expects 500M AIIB loan for solar power projects in 2016

first_imgIndia is hopeful of receiving the first loan issued by the newly formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in the second half of the year, Reuters reported, citing Indian officials. The country is looking for funds on lower interest rates for its ambitious solar power project that intends to scale the capacity to 100 gigawatts by 2022.”In about six months, funds could start flowing from AIIB,” said Tarun Kapur, joint secretary at the ministry of new and renewable energy.The loan amount is expected to be approximately $500 million. According to the report, interest on the loan would likely be around 2-2.5 percent, linked to LIBOR, for a term of 15 years. LIBOR is a floating benchmark based on the rate at which commercial banks lend each other. The AIIB, headquartered in Beijing, without specifically commenting on Indian loan, reiterated its president Jin Liqun statement that the lender bank was developing a project pipeline in a number of countries. “It is expected that the first loan decisions will be taken later this year,” it said in written statement.Another official at the finance ministry, who liaisons with the AIIB, said more proposals could be submitted on other priority areas, but current talks were limited to clean energy projects, reported Reuters.India needs $100 billion for its ambitious solar power projects over next six to seven years. The country hopes to increase its solar power capacity 100 gigawatts, roughly 17 times higher than the existing 5,800 megawatts capacity.With an authorised capital of $100 billion, the AIIB is expected to start its operation in the second quarter of 2016 and lend up to $15 billion a year for the next half a decade.India is the second biggest shareholder in the investment bank after China.last_img read more

Bangladesh UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding Myanmar return

Bangladesh UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding Myanmar return

first_imgA Rohingya refugee repairs the roof of his shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, on 5 March 2019. Reuters File PhotoBangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar’s offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after a major repatriation plan failed.More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine for camps in Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in August 2017 the United Nations has said was perpetrated with “genocidal intent”, but many refugees refuse to go back, fearing more violence.”It will be a joint exercise led by UNHCR,” Abul Kalam, Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, told Reuters by telephone on Monday, referring to the refugee agency.Myanmar has cleared 3,450 people from a list of more than 22,000 refugees provided by Bangladesh, government spokesman Zaw Htay told a news conference in the capital Naypyitaw on Friday.”We have already negotiated with Bangladesh to accept these 3,450 people on August 22,” he said, adding they would be divided into seven groups for repatriation.A foreign ministry spokesman previously gave Reuters a figure of 3,540 refugees verified under the plan.Zaw Htay said officials had scrutinized the list to determine whether the refugees had lived in Myanmar and whether they had been involved in attacks on the military.The 2017 crackdown was preceded by attacks on security forces by insurgents calling themselves the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, which Myanmar has classified as a terrorist organization.Previous attempts at persuading Rohingya to return to Rakhine have failed due to opposition from refugees. An effort in November sowed fear and confusion in the camps, and finally failed after refugee protests.last_img
New Initiative To Support Houstons LatinOwned Businesses

New Initiative To Support Houstons LatinOwned Businesses

first_img Share Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaPeruvian-born baker Belen Bailey and her South American pastry shop Sweets by Belen, will be participating in Latin Restaurant Week.A new initiative, called Latin Restaurant Weeks, is looking to spur business at Latino-run eateries in Houston. More than twenty mid-range and high-end restaurants will be offering discounted dinners over the next two weeks.The initiative is modeled after Houston Restaurant Weeks and Houston Black Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer fixed menus at an affordable price. Casual diners will offer 3-course meals starting at $15 and upper scale places will have meals start at $35. They’ll offer a range of cuisine from Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. “It’s a two-week opportunity for Houstonians and visitors to dine at restaurants that they might have not have heard of because they are sometimes overlooked or in an under-served community,” said Karinn Chavarria, founder of Latin Restaurant Weeks. She said the timing is important, because a lot of businesses need an extra boost in the summertime. “During the summer it’s so slow. It’s hot. Everybody’s on vacation. Kids are out of school. So we wanted to bring it in the summer so they can really get some business,” she said. Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaFlavors from Venezuela, like these sweet corn pancakes with cheese, will be part of Latin Restaurant Weeks.Chavarria also said since much of the restaurant industry relies on a Hispanic workforce, it’s important that Latino business owners and chefs are supported for their work. Nearly 45% of Houston’s foreign-born population work in food service or hospitality.A list of restaurants participating in Latin Restaurant Weeks and their menus is available online. last_img read more

GJM to sever ties with BJP in 2019 polls

GJM to sever ties with BJP in 2019 polls

first_imgDarjeeling: The domino effect of the performance of BJP in the Assembly elections in the 5 states was felt kilometers away in the Darjeeling Hills in Bengal. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), an ally of BJP, declared that the Gorkhas have been let down by the saffron camp and would sever ties with BJP in the 2019 Parliamentary elections.Incidentally, BJP had gained a political foothold in Bengal, riding piggyback on the Gorkhaland demand and winning the Darjeeling Parliamentary seat twice, backed by GJM. In the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP heavyweights Jaswant Singh and SS Ahluwalia had contested with backing by GJM from Darjeeling. During both the elections, BJP had published addendums in the election manifesto to sympathetically consider the demand of the Gorkhas. “They have let us down time and again. Recently, MP SS Ahluwalia, along with leaders of the Bimal Gurung faction, had assured that a Bill would be tabled in Parliament to include 11 Gorkha communities in the ST list in the winter session. There are 63 Government Bills to be tabled in the winter session, but no bill to include Gorkha communities in the ST list,” alleged Binay Tamang, GTA chairman and GJM president.last_img read more