APTN National NewsPolice swooped in Wednesday morning on a protest outside of Hamilton at an Enbridge pumping terminal.The arrests followed an injunction issued Tuesday morning against the group which is fighting the energy firm’s plans to reverse the flow of their Line 9 pipeline to bring Alberta tar sands oil east.Police arrested about 20 people, including a Six Nations member and an Anishinabe protestor.APTN’s Donna Sound visited the site on Tuesday and filed this report.
The rapidly rising newcomer took time to speak to us at Lollapalooza about her headlining tour, career milestones and her forthcoming albumJacklyn KrolGRAMMYs Aug 3, 2018 – 10:46 am With her debut LP still in the works and her EP on the Billboard Top 40, 16-year-old Billie Eilish made her Lollapalooza debut on Thursday, Aug. 2 in front of a larger-than-life crowd. If her devoted audience isn’t enough of an indication of her speedy success, her EP reaching over a billion streams is. Later this year she will embark on her 1 By 1 Tour which sold out in just 60 seconds.We spoke with Billie backstage at Lollapalooza to talk about her billion-stream milestone, what we can expect from her upcoming headlining tour, and learn new details about her debut full-length album. Your Full American 1 by 1 Tour sold out in 60 seconds, without an LP out. How does it feel to have something that accelerated happen to you this early in your music career? All I can say about that is I just don’t even get it. It’s just crazy to me because I grew up as a fan and I still am a fan, you know. I’m a fan of so much music and art and artists and stuff, and I grew up with their sort of mindset, and now, I’m seeing it from the other side, but also, being on the other side, it’s weird. It’s just something that doesn’t happen, so when it happens, it’s like, “What the f***?”. Like, “what?” It’s crazy. It’s really cool.What are some of those things you are into? You mentioned music and art – what are you listening to these days and what’s inspiring you? These days, to be honest with you, I’m just listening to my own stuff that I’m making. I listen to so much music, though, I couldn’t really say, “I’m listening to this right now, or this a week ago.” It’s just like always, always everything is changing. I’m always listening to music.Lately, it’s just been the stuff that I’m creating that I’m really pumped about and just feeling it, but I don’t know… There’s so much good music out there right now, it’s crazy.You passed a billion streams. Do you remember where you were when you found this out? Did you celebrate, or, how did you react? Honestly, I feel like if I celebrated that kind of thing, I’d just feel weird. I’d feel almost gross. I just want to celebrate everybody else. I don’t want to be, like, “Oh, I got a billion streams, I got a million followers.” I just want to have fun with the people that f*** with me, you know? I just want to f*** with people that f*** with me… I like all of them, too. It’s more than it is. But it’s less than it is, I don’t know.Tell me about the Beats 1 radio show you’re launching. How did that come about? Dude, isn’t it so sick? Dude, Beats 1 is just the homie. It’s crazy because when “Ocean Eyes” came out in 2015, Jayden Smith had a Beats 1 show on Beats 1, and he played it, which was crazy because it had just come out. I have no idea how he found it or whatever, but, it was the biggest deal, you know? At the time I was like, “This is insane,” and then, now I have [a Beats 1 show of my own].I’m just like a big music fan and so I always find new stuff. I’m always playing stuff that people are like, “What is this?” And it’s always stuff that has like two plays on SoundCloud or nobody knows. I’m just trying to get people’s names out there because there are so many artists right now that just got big from some dumb s***. When there’s so many little people on SoundCloud that nobody knows about that are just popping off, you know? It’s crazy. Facebook Exclusive: Billie Eilish On Success & New Music exclusive-billie-eilish-success-her-radio-show-new-music NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 3, 2018 – 10:43 am Billie Eilish On Success & Making New Music Email News Exclusive: Billie Eilish On Success, Her Radio Show & New Music Twitter ep 4 of groupies have feelings too tomorrow on @Beats1. free at 12pmPT/3pmET at https://t.co/9WUcsZH4ju (ep 1, 2, 3 at https://t.co/WEr6wIl94j)— billie eilish (@billieeilish) June 28, 2018So, you’re working on the full-length album now. Is your EP any indication of what the album will sound like? What can fans expect? Nobody can expect a thing. That’s as real as I could be about it… Having gone on tour a lot for the past – half of year, basically – I’ve just learned so much about what is fun to do live, what I like doing live, what the crowd likes to do to be with me live, So, basically, I’m just making music that’s going to be f***ing crazy, that I could just go off, you know? And I’m always changing. I never want to have a sound. I feel like if somebody thinks I have a sound, don’t listen to my music. I don’t want that. I don’t want to be one thing. I want to be everything in one, I guess. So [the album is] sort of just everything that I haven’t been yet.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
One of the outlets approached with this angle was the far-right online magazine The Daily Caller, according to Daily Caller writer Joe Gabriel Simonson. “Can def confirm being contacted,” Simonson wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “The PR guy did keep bringing up Soros. It was odd and we didn’t end up going with that angle.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Definers also operated its own online magazine, dubbed NTK Network, which was used to attack some of Facebook’s competitors, and play down the link between Russia and the social network, according to the New York Times.The Times’ story is reportedly based on interviews with dozens of sources, and laid out in detail how the company stalled in its response to the crisis, at times toning down blog posts and omitting mentions of Russia altogether. The company also reportedly threw its support behind a bill meant to fight sex trafficking that had been criticized by many other tech companies as overly broad to score points with conservative politicians.However, the smear tactics reportedly used by Definers on behalf of Facebook stand out, especially since they seemed to be designed to spread the very kind of misinformation and conspiracy theories that Facebook publicly vowed to fight.Facebook didn’t immediately respond to questions on whether it would continue to work with Definers Wednesday afternoon. Definers didn’t respond to a request for comment. A consulting firm hired by Facebook to deal with the fallout over Russian propaganda on its platform resorted to linking critics of the social media giant to George Soros, the New York Times reported Wednesday as part of a massive expose on Facebook’s crisis response.The consulting firm in question, D.C.-based Definers, specializes in crisis response and opposition research. It was hired in October of 2017 by Facebook to deal with a growing backlash against the company’s slow response to Russia’s election interference as well as the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.One of the groups rising to prominence during that time was “Freedom From Facebook,” a coalition of progressive groups including MoveOn and Demand Progress that has been pushing for the government to break up the social media giant. This summer, Definers reportedly circulated a paper linking the group to George Soros, a frequent bogeyman of the far right, who has been the target of numerous anti-semitic conspiracy theories. Popular on Variety
Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTwo people have been cut from their vehicles and a major road is shut due to a serious traffic accident in the Staffordshire Moorlands this morning (Wednesday July 24). The collision, which involves a van and a car, is reported to have taken place on the A520 Leek Road near Moorville Hall and the village of Hulme – between Malthouse Lane and Roughcote Lane at around 5.45am today. Firefighters extricated the man and woman, one from each vehicle, after being called to the scene by the police. The road is currently closed as a result of the accident. UPDATE: Police have now released an update on this incident. This is affecting traffic between Cellarhead Crossroads and Weston Coyney – with the road being a key route between areas of the Moorlands and parts of Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford Borough. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports there is queueing traffic on the road as a result of the accident. Punter found hiding in bushes The A520 is affected between points A and B on this map (Image: Inrix) Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman Read More’It was like something out of a horror film…’ – Astonishing footage captures GIANT swarm of bees descending on Stoke-on-Trent as shoppers run for cover Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they had sent two appliances from Longton and a specialist rescue team to the scene. A spokesman said: “We received a call at 5.50am from the police. It was a road traffic collision. There were two vehicles involved. Two people, a male and a female, were both extricated from one car and one van.” West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they had been called by 5.49am. A spokesman said: “Called to reports of an RTC between a van and a car. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a rapid response paramedic attended. “On arrival we discovered two patients.” The collision was first reported to us at 6.16am today and was initially reported as partially blocked. However at 6.33am Inrix reported the road was closed. A number of emergency services vehicles, including fire engines, were seen making their way to the scene. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “The A520 Leek Road near to Moorville Hall is currently closed as officers respond to a serious road traffic collision involving a van and a car. Both drivers have been taken to hospital. Any witnesses are asked to contact 101, quoting 108 of 24 July.” We will provide you with an update as soon as one becomes available. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive