Demi Lovato debuts daring new buzz reduce hair fashion in Christmas Eve vid

DEMI Lovato presented a bold new buzz cut ahead of Christmas after rocking a pixie cut in the past few months.

the Pop singerThe 29-year-old went to Instagram videos to show fans her new look.

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Demi presented a brand new hairstyle on Instagram on Christmas EvePhoto credit: Instagram
Demi looked delighted when they showcased their new bold buzz cut

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Demi looked delighted when they showcased their new bold buzz cutPhoto credit: Instagram

The singer couldn’t hide her delight when they flashed a big smile as they showcased the new edgy haircut.

Demi, who calls the pronouns she / she, wore a casual blue tie-dye shirt in the clip, which they combined with silver earrings.

They added a simple chain necklace and glamorous makeup to complete the look.

Demi added a series of smiling emojis to the clip.

It comes after Demi announced in December that they had “sobered California” after saying there is no one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with addiction.

They have since said the “California Sober” approach didn’t work for them.

The pop singer said after being sober for six years they found it too difficult to continue down this path and would instead choose to only eliminate life-threatening drugs.

At the time, Demi said they only use marijuana occasionally and drink it occasionally, which sparked outrage among other celebrities recovering from drug and / or alcohol addictions.

Demi spoke about her reasons for the lifestyle change in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning earlier this year.

“I’ve learned that if I say I’ll never do that again, it won’t work,” Demi said in her documentary, Dancing with the Devil. They added that they are “done with the stuff that is”. will kill (them). “

“Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all solution. You shouldn’t be forced to sober up when you’re not ready.

“You shouldn’t get sober for others. You have to do it for yourself.”

Demi had a near-fatal fentanyl overdose in 2018.

After looking into a new approach earlier this year and choosing California Sober, Demi said they would no longer take that approach.

Demi has shown off a pixie cut for the past few months

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Demi has shown off a pixie cut for the past few monthsPhoto credit: Getty
Demi has experimented with a number of different hairstyles over the past few months

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Demi has experimented with a number of different hairstyles over the past few monthsPhoto credit: Getty

Freshman debuts in model for RBHS gymnasts

Lia Christiansen

Riverside Brookfield High School freshman Lia Christiansen has quickly made the transition to gymnastics for high school girls.

On December 4th, she got her third score in the 9s by helping the Bulldogs hit a season high of 127.65 to finish 10th at the Hilltopper Invitational in Glenbard West.

“There are a lot of good girls who get 9, so it’s really cool to see how close I am to them,” said Christiansen after finishing 11th in a strong 12-team field with a 9.0 in floor exercises would have. “We did very well today. I’m proud of it. I think a lot more people got stuck on the (floating) beam and didn’t fall off, so we did pretty well there. ”

Christiansen was also 13th in the all-around competition (33.75) and 13th in the jump (8.95) with equal points. Senior Nora Ford shared 15th place (8.85).

The invitation was a significant jump from the 123.60 points the Bulldogs scored in their one-two at Hinsdale South on December 2nd.

Christiansen won Boden (9.3) and Sprung (9.0) on the way to a first place of 33.90 in the overall standings.

“There have been a lot of ups and downs, but I’ve scored pretty good goals and the team is so much fun,” said Christiansen. “My [Yurchenko tuck] Vault turned out really well and I landed it. I like the floor best. ”

Ford was third in the jump (7.9), Sarah Lindenberg tied fourth in the jump (7.7) and fifth on the bar (7.0) and Leah Kowalski fourth (8.6) on the floor with equal points.

At the season opener Hornet Invitational on November 24th in Hinsdale South, RBHS took sixth place (122.95).

Christiansen and Ford won individual medals with top 10 placements.

Christiansen shared fifth place in the jump (8.85), was seventh on the ground (8.65) and was seventh in the all-around competition (31.65).

Ford was 10th on the bar (8.2) and Annabel Krueger was tied in 14th place (7.75).

Holmes lands three top 10 finishes in Hinsdale South

Junior Annmarie Holmes made her high school gymnastics debut at the Hornet Invitational in Hinsdale South.

She left this season’s opening event on November 24th with a better feeling – and three top 10 individual medals.

“That got me really excited, especially since I last saw the Hornet Invite freshman year, I haven’t bet on anything,” said Holmes. “It showed my improvement and made me more confident.”

The Lions finished fifth (127.55) and continued to progress on December 1, despite losing 134.40 to 129.10 in the double opener of the West Suburban Conference Silver in the Oak Park-River Forest.

In Hinsdale South Holmes was eighth on the bar (8.3) and tied in ninth place (8.45) as sixth in the all-around event (32.30). The freshman Emmy Bertucci and the second Emily Tucker also received medals.

Holmes, an individual section qualification as a freshman, said moving from gymnastics clubs to action last year helped her increase the difficulty of her routines.

“It really helped me gain more skills and now I feel a lot more confident in my routines,” said Holmes. “I think overall I gained more self-confidence at all events. At every meeting I want to improve and add more skills. “

Bertucci made an impressive high school debut with second place on the uneven bars (8.55). Tucker finished eighth on the floor (8.5) and 10th on the uneven bars (7.85).

Calli Avants and Tiana Bojic had team-high 8.6 seconds on the go to finish 15th.

At OPRF, Bertucci scored with the first bar (8.4). Holmes, Emma Cassidy and Gabi Sanchez shared fifth place with 7.9 seconds.

On the uneven bars, Tucker came third (8.0) and Bertucci and Calleigh McPartlin came fourth (7.9). Tucker also shared third place (8.4) and Natalie Aubert finished fifth (8.05). Bertucci (31.50) and Holmes (31.45) finished fourth and fifth in the all-around competition.

U.S. Financial institution Debuts New Model Banking — Occasions Publishing Group, Inc.

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Customers in the new US bank branch in Aptos uses a passcode to get into the ATM and use it to make deposits or withdrawals, or to pay for accounts. Bankers inside have mobile tablets to assist customers and a customer care station has space for one-on-one calls, but don’t come at lunchtime as the bank closes until 1pm for lunch

“We don’t have a cash line for transactions,” said. Heather Kesner, Senior Vice President for Consumer and Business Banking, San Francisco Bay, at US Bank. “We have replaced this concept with a number of comfortable meeting rooms where we can have in-depth discussions with our customers about their financial needs, with cash transactions being processed exclusively through our ATM.”

On Tuesday, October 5th, at the Rancho Del Shopping Center, Rancho Del Mar 96, a grand opening of the ribbon for the US bank in Aptos was held with the Aptos Chamber of Commerce.

The U.S. bank donates $ 4,000 to Aptos-based California FarmLink, whose mission is to invest in the prosperity of farmers and ranchers through lending and access to land, and $ 4,000 to Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries to help rebuild the Aptos library.

The new US bank branch in Aptos’ Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center.

Ana Alvarez is the branch manager.

The Aptos branch serves as a hub for wealth issues with a full-time investment advisor and business banking specialist on site.

Aptos customers can use the US Bank’s award-winning mobile app and online banking includes features such as personalized insights to make managing money easier, the US Bank Smart Assistant that lets you get everything you need in a few words , Co-browse live video to see the banker you’re talking to, and more.

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In the new US bank branch in Aptos

“Many traditional everyday transactions can be processed using our new digital tools,” said Kesner, “so that we can focus our interactions with our customers on finding and delivering solutions to their financial needs.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the store is introducing design changes such as plexiglass barriers and antimicrobial surfaces, as well as signage to encourage social distancing.

Four more conversions are planned in the San Francisco Bay Area by 2022.

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The US bank reported nearly 70,000 employees and assets of $ 553 billion as of March 31. According to the FDIC, as of June 2019, the US bank had deposits of $ 47 million in the Aptos zip code – less than 6 percent of total deposits prior to the Aptos branch closure, and bank employees are believed to be working to get those deposits back.

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Journey + Leisure debuts on-line reserving and subscription memberships

Travel + Leisure Club is a new subscription travel booking and concierge service.

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From private jet clubs to theme park memberships, subscription services are increasingly the right choice when it comes to vacation and other leisure travel.

For example, Tripadvisor and Scott’s Cheap Flights – both free for users in their basic versions – each launched premium membership plans this year, giving those willing to pay an annual fee additional perks and access to special rates.

Now, Travel + Leisure Co., which owns around 20 resort, travel club and lifestyle travel brands, is underpinning its claim to the space with its new online Travel + Leisure Club, which is linked to editorial content in its characteristic Travel + Leisure magazine.

While all readers can now book trips to destinations presented in the publication via the new, free Travel + Leisure GO platform, club members receive premium perks such as exclusive travel routes and preferential prices and benefits, according to Noah., President of Travel + Leisure Group Brodski.

“When we acquired the Travel + Leisure brand in January, we heard many times from editors, subscribers and advertisers that with all this incredible content, it’s crazy that there isn’t a ‘book now’ button – we’ve done,” said he, referring to the acquisition of the brand by the former Wyndham Destinations, now Travel + Leisure Co., from Meredith Corp. as part of a $ 100 million deal.

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“And we created a subscription travel club that gives you access to incredible travel and leisure content, exclusive itineraries and editor-inspired trips along with really good bargain prices and benefits,” added Brodsky.

Subscription services are a trend across all industries thanks to the content and value the model brings to consumers, he said.

“This is what we are banking on here: That Travel + Leisure is a brand that can be the strongest player in the travel subscription sector,” said Brodsky.

Membership costs USD 9.95 per month after a free 30-day trial period at a special introductory price. That fee will eventually climb to $ 19.95, but at press time there was no timeframe for a price increase, according to a spokesman.

Subscribers get an average of 25% off retail rates at hotels and resorts, as well as member-only rates for car rentals, activities, and more, the company said. The inventory includes more than 600,000 properties, over 345,000 activity options, and products and services from all major car rental companies and dozens of major airlines.

Members also get a subscription to Travel + Leisure magazine and Concierge Services, which offer help with home renovations inspired by the publication’s photo series, to securing show tickets and restaurant reservations. The restaurant network includes more than 1,500 restaurants in 30 countries and 120 cities, where members receive perks such as free glasses of wine or additional courses.

Travel + Leisure GO, meanwhile, is “an open online travel website that combines inspiring travel stories, travel guides and curated travel routes with planning and booking tools, be it for everyday adventures or a one-off getaway,” the company said.

In recognition of Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2021, Travel + Leisure GO club members and visitors can book curated itineraries with top destinations, hotels and activities from this year’s winners. The customizable travel experiences start at $ 1,650 for a four-day stay with accommodations, activities, and ground transportation for two travelers.

Awards and agent loyalty

Charleston, South Carolina was named the # 1 US Destination for 2021 by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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For example, an impressive getaway to Charleston, South Carolina, which was voted the No. 1 city in the United States this year, includes overnight stays at the boutique Vendue hotel, a cruise in the harbor, and a tour of the city’s alleys and hidden passageways. A stay at the Viceroy Chicago, recognized as the top city hotel in the continental US, includes an “exclusive VIP” tour of the Art Institute of Chicago and a “private early access experience” at the Field Museum of Natural History.

Further afield, Travel + Leisure also offers itineraries in Mexico’s top resort, the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, and in Florence, Italy, which is considered one of the top 10 cities in the world. Hopefully, when the pandemic subsides, more overseas routes will be added, Brodsky said.

“We’ll be adding more global destinations in the coming months, but we’ve added more within the US because we know that consumers are more comfortable traveling within the country,” he said.

“These new curated itineraries are a tangible way to have the ‘World’s Best’ experience as they connect us to the world and nurture our fundamental human desire to bring authentic and extraordinary travel experiences to everyone,” said Jacqui Gifford, Editor-in-Chief von Reisen + Freizeit, in a statement.

This is really about expanding our mission of taking the world on vacation, with different clients in a different segment of leisure travel.

Noah Brodsky

President of the Travel + Leisure Group

Brodsky agreed.

“Travel + Leisure has done so well for 50 years at writing such an incredibly inspiring wealth of content, and even a family outing can be inspiring,” he said. “There is something amazing to do with every type of trip, anywhere you want to go, and we’ve got it all listed in one place – and club members are getting really incredible savings and additional concierge services. “

Both the Club and GO are currently available online – at clubtravelandleisure.com and go.travelandleisure.com, respectively – but mobile apps are in the works, Brodsky said. Club members can also book itineraries by calling the concierge service.

It is also planned to be involved in the advisory board of the “A-List” travel agencies of Travel + Leisure, said Brodsky, while the company itself is getting into the field of travel planning and booking. (The purpose of the publication is to compile an annual list of travel agents who specialize in various destinations and activities around the world.)

“I think it suggests people are taking all kinds of trips,” he said, noting that vacation planning can range from simple DIY web searches for the best prices to putting together an expensive trip of a lifetime. “Where you want, need or can afford spectacular advice from one of the best travel consultants in the world.”

“This is where the A-list comes in,” added Brodsky, noting that club concierges will offer referrals to specialist agents. “We absolutely see this as a continuum that will support the Travel + Leisure brand.”

What is not preferred is Travel + Leisure Co.’s own portfolio of traditional Wyndham Destinations vacation properties. “The Travel + Leisure Group operates completely independently of these and works with the editorial content of Travel + Leisure,” said Brodsky.

While his team plans itinerary bookings in line with the magazine’s editorial calendar, “we have no control over where they write about, hotels, cruises, or experiences,” noted Brodsky. “There is no crossover within the site.

“We are already the top player in the areas of the leisure travel industry that we have been to,” he added. “This is really about expanding our mission to take the world on vacation, with different clients in a different segment of leisure travel.”

Mercedes Idea EQG Debuts In Munich With Electrical G-Class Model

The moment has finally come. Mercedes Benz is strongly pushing for electrification and its iconic G class is no exception. The vehicle you see here is not what you will be able to buy in the future, but it is close. Mercedes calls the Concept EQG – a near-series version of the upcoming EQG and a vision of an electrified G-Class.

It definitely looks like a G-Class, and purists will be happy if it should be just as robust. A ladder frame still underpins the box-shaped body, which sits on independent suspension at the front and on a rigid axle at the rear. The greenhouse stands tall, the massive spare wheel carrier holds the station at the rear, door handles are distinctive on the sides and round headlights illuminate the way to the front. Even at a quick glance, this should not be confused with a G-Class.

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However, it is clearly a completely different G-Class. Without a motor under the hood, the bold G-Class grill on the Concept EQG becomes an illuminated black-panel grill. Illuminated blue squares create an artificial grille look, with the three-pointed star in the center illuminated in a 3D effect. A white border completes the front grille, while additional LED daytime running lights encircle the headlights.

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On the sides you will find even more LED lighting that is integrated into the protective strips of the Concept EQG. The flat roof integrates an LED light bar at the front and a third brake light at the rear. 22-inch wheels with a late 1990s feel sit on the corners, and although the Concept EQG has a rear spare wheel carrier, you will likely notice that it’s not shaped like a tire. In reality, it is an external storage box, which on the outside pays homage to the traditional G-Class, but swaps the tire for things like charging cables.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG rear view
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG front view

Speaking of which, how does the Concept EQG bring the power to the ground? Mercedes isn’t ready to share details like horsepower or range just yet, but we’ve been told that this concept uses four electric motors mounted close to the wheels. Each motor can work independently to give the EQG “unique driving characteristics”. The drivetrain also has a switchable two-speed transmission, which basically gives you a crawler gear for tricky off-road situations.

Since this is a near-series concept, there will be some changes before the EQG becomes official. There’s no timeframe for when that will happen, but Mercedes promises it will pass the same tests and conquer the same terrain as all previous internal combustion engine G-cars.

ECSU Professor Douglas Jackson Debuts World Music Venture “In Fashion”

“In Style” is a global music project with trumpeter Douglas A. Jackson. The project was funded in part by an Artist Support Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council administered by Laurie Edwards and The Art of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

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Douglas Jackson, a Elizabeth City State University Professor and long-time trumpeter, began his artistic journey in an orchestral class at elementary school and took him around the world musically.

Now he hopes to share parts of that journey with the listeners through his global music project “In Style”.

“The ‘In Style’ project is my idea of ​​music as different sounds and colors from around the world,” said Jackson. “You will hear an Asian theme, some Spanish themes, some R&B and some technical stuff. You will also hear some traditional live sessions with musicians. “

“In Style” started in 2001 as a thesis. Now, 20 years later, was “In Style” digitized and made available for everyone to enjoy.

The overall goal of the album is to introduce listeners to the wide range of music that is out there in the world, Jackson said. After researching all of the music on his own, he found that much of world music was missing from traditional music education.

“When I teach music, I always tell students to remember that even in Mozart’s or Beethoven’s time, people in Asia, East Africa, the Polynesian Islands, etc. were making music,” said Jackson.

Jackson’s own musical education began at the age of eight when he enrolled in an orchestral class taught by a traveling music teacher. The trumpet immediately caught Jackson’s attention, and in middle and high school he played in the jazz ensemble.

While the trumpet was his first love, Jackson’s interests began to grow early in his career. His desire to explore came from his family – his older sister played the cello, his younger brother played drums, and his mother played the piano.

“I was already surrounded by music and was allowed to study music primarily as an intellectual exercise,” said Jackson.

He sat in big band jazz ensembles and heard jazz trumpeters like Miles Davis and Clifford Brown. In college he read about musicians like Charlie Parker and producers like Quincy Jones.

Despite the years he has spent playing and studying jazz music, Jackson does not identify as a jazz musician.

“I’m trying to call myself more of a world musician,” said Jackson.

When Jackson made progress in his life Music careerhe found new styles and genres to explore. During his studies he played as part of a reggae band. In graduate school, he explored Los Angeles and discovered Latin Jazz due to its vast Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican, and El Salvadoran cultures.

He decided to merge these cultures – and many more – into one album. By using his network of close friends and fellow musicians, he was able to bring together all of their musical expertise. After nine months of writing, playing and producing music, “In Style” was done.

Jackson hopes “In Style” will widen listeners’ attention to a variety of instruments, musical styles and world beats. With the diversity of the album, Jackson is confident that everyone will find something that resonates with them.

“To borrow a term from Quincy Jones, it’s gumbo. Everything goes in the pot and comes out well, ”said Jackson. “If you play it you will find out that something is there for you!”

“The Lincoln Laureates” Podcast Debuts In the present day, Lincoln’s Birthday! | Leisure

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – What is it for American composer, pianist, songwriter, singer, and former child prodigy Emily Bear, television journalist, television producer, storyteller, and news anchor Bill Kurtis, and award-winning author, columnist, and television policy commentator George Want to have in common? Answer: All three are Lincoln Academy of Illinois Lincoln Laureates, and all will be featured in the inaugural season of The Lincoln Laureates podcast, which is due to be released on the birthday of the beloved 16th President of the United States for whom The Award is named.

The Lincoln Laureates Podcast is the Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ way of introducing these award winners to a global podcast audience. “The podcast will also serve as an audio textbook that will deepen the value of the honor that awardees have brought to Illinois,” said Julie Kellner, executive director of the Academy.

Award-winning broadcast journalists Jim Bohannon, Chris Bury, Ron Claiborne, Ann Compton, Mort Crim and Bill Plante have generously agreed to serve as guest of honor presenters for the podcast’s inaugural season, but also as announcers for the podcast.

Founded in 1964 by Illinois Governor Otto Kerner, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois is a statewide organization founded to recognize and honor today’s leaders who have contributed to “the betterment of mankind.” Award winners become Academy Award winners upon receipt of the Order of Lincoln, recognized as the highest honor in Illinois.

“Leadership is important,” says Frank Clark, himself a Lincoln Laureate who is currently Chancellor of the Academy. “Regardless of who we are, individuals, societies and nations need leadership models – those whose ethical and principled leadership is driven by the clarity of their commitment to promoting the collective purpose for the benefit of all.”

Laureate and former Academy Chancellor Stephanie Marshall adds: “The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honors the ‘Great Citizens of Today’ and celebrates the ‘Great Citizens of Tomorrow’ – knowing that our state and our nation need more what Vachel Lindsay is famously described as “Lincoln-hearted” men and women. “

Talks with Laureates Bear, Kurtis and Will open the opening season of the Lincoln Laureates. Award winners Shelia Crump Johnson, Captain James Lovell, Ryne Sandberg, and other famous award winners will be introduced later in the year.

The podcast will be advertised on the Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The Lincoln Laureates podcast will also be available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Streaming takes place via the TuneIn app and by voice command.

The Lincoln Laureates is a joint production by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and EarSight Studios. Julie Kellner, executive director of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and Dennis Lyle, executive producer of the Academy Regent; Todd Manley – Supervising Producer.

You can find the advertising trailer for the podcast here: https://the-lincoln-laureates.simplecast.com/episodes/the-lincoln-laureates-season-1-trailer

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New leisure middle debuts on Minot Air Drive Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND – Minot Air Force Base opened a new social center for people aged 18 and over.

Minot aviator Ryan Guevara Seamster said he usually only comes to work but spends more time in the center.

“I love PC games, and I’ve heard there’s a new VR going on here, so I’m really excited to try this out,” said Seamster. It includes a range of game computers, consoles, a theater, and board game tables.

“A place where airmen can come together and build community, because today that’s effectively the new culture. The culture here is often based on video games, board games and movies, ”said Everett Dotson, manager.

The center was built with the support of new airmen to create a place where a younger generation can relax and have fun. “I think this is a great opportunity for the young aviators coming to Minot. Give them the opportunity to meet and make new friends, ”said Seamster.

The escape cost approximately $ 250,000.

Management hopes to turn the center into an esports center for the Air Force.

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