Blues guitarist/singer Gary Clark Jr. has released the second single set to appear on his forthcoming solo album, This Land. The new song is titled “I Walk Alone”, and follows the previously-shared “This Land” which arrived early last month to go with the album’s announcement. Clark had also debuted another new song titled, “Feed The Babies”, with help from Jon Batiase during his live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert back on January 10th as well.“I Walk Alone” hears Clark returning to his bluesy-rock roots, as the song features an abundance of heavy distortion to go with a pulsating drum beat. The heavy, slightly darker instrumentation of the song is balanced by the glistening sounds of a keyboard, which ring out every so often to go with as Clark’s vocal performance. For someone who’s isn’t quite known for their vocal octave range, Clark really impresses in reaching a pretty high vocal register throughout the 3:45-minute recording. Speaking of the vocals, Clark doesn’t hide the fact that he’s really channeling his inner-darkness while belting out the lyrics, “I move in darkness ’cause the darkness always soothes me/It’s natural, but I don’t wanna be alone.”Fans can tune into the official audio in the video below to hear the new song in full.Gary Clark Jr. – “I Walk Alone”[Video: Gary Clark Jr.]Clark also took to his social media outlets on Thursday to share the announcement that he’ll be making his performance debut on Saturday Night Live later this month by appearing on the episode scheduled to air on February 16th. Coincidentally, the televised performance will take place the day following his 35th birthday on February 15th! Don’t look now, but 2019 is shaping up to be what should be a pretty solid year for the popular blues guitarist.This Land is scheduled for a March 1st release via Warner Bros. Records. Fans can click here to pre-order the album.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has charged Emirsyah Satar with bribery and money laundering, accusing the former president director of Garuda Indonesia of accepting multiple bribes totaling Rp 49.3 billion (US$3.1 million) during his term from 2005 to 2014.The KPK has brought the charge against Emirsyah under Article 12 of the Corruption Law, which prohibits civil servants and public administrators from accepting bribes, reported antaranews.com.“[We ask the court] to sentence the defendant to 12 years in prison and a fine of Rp 10 billion, [or an additional] eight months’ imprisonment if the defendant fails to pay the fine,” KPK prosecutor Ariawan Agustiartono read out the indictment during the virtual hearing on Thursday at the Jakarta Corruption Court.Ariawan also demanded that Emirsyah be sentenced to pay S$2.1 million in restitution or serve an additional five years in prison.The KPK accused Emirsyah of accepting Rp 8.8 billion, US$882,200, 1 million euro and S$1.18 million in bribes on five separate occasions, receiving the illicit money from British engineering company Rolls-Royce in connection with a procurement of aircraft parts and from European aviation giant Airbus in connection with aircraft procurement, as well as other sources.The indictment also named former Garuda engineering and management director Hadinoto Soedigno and former Garuda executive project manager Agus Wahjudo as Emirsyah’s co-conspirators under the bribery charge.Read also: After 3 years, KPK concludes probe into Rolls-Royce bribery case implicating ex-Garuda bossUnder the charge of money laundering, the KPK accused Emirsyah of laundering Rp 87.4 billion through multiple channels and also implicated Soetikno Soedarjo, the former president director of diversified retail holding company PT Mugi Rekso Abadi (MRA).The antigraft body stated that some of the money was changed into several different foreign currencies and transferred to multiple overseas bank accounts in violation of Article 3 of the Money Laundering Law.Ariawan added that other sums were laundered through debt repayments and a variety of property schemes. These schemes included a home renovation project in South Jakarta, mortgage payments on an apartment unit in Melbourne, Australia, home credit assurance for a South Jakarta property, and an ownership transfer for an apartment unit in Singapore.In a separate bribery trial on Thursday that charged Soetikno with violating Article 5 of the Corruption Law, the KPK presented a sentencing demand of 10 years in prison, a fine of Rp 10 billion and US$14.6 million, as well as 11.5 million euros in restitution.Read also: KPK detains ex-Garuda boss, Emirsyah Satar, for alleged money launderinghe KPK initially charged Emirsyah with bribery in 2017, but was not detained until the commission laid a second charge of money laundering against him in August 2019. The KPK also detained Soetikno that same month, and concluded its investigations into the two suspects in December 2019. (mfp)Topics :
NewsRegional Fidel Castro warns again about nuclear war and climate change by: – January 10, 2012 Fidel Castro. Photo credit: globalresearch.caHAVANA, Cuba (South Sentinel) — Former Cuban president Fidel Castro warned last week that nuclear war and climate change are critical dangers for humanity, which keeps standing far away from getting any closer to a solution.In an article published on Cubadebate website, titled “The Walk to the Abyss,” Fidel said that never before in history has humanity faced the dangers it is facing at present.In previous occasions, Fidel Castro has extensively written about these issues, two of his articles written in August and September 2010 respectively deal with the catastrophe of a nuclear war: Nuclear Winter and Nuclear Winter and Peace.The military technologies that may affect the whole planet, such as the atomic bomb, are increasingly spoken of today, he said and noted that thousands of such weapons are now ready to be used in an incomparably stronger manner than those launched over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,The weapons of this kind, which are kept in depots, as they add to those already deployed, amount to over 20,000 nuclear warheads, said Fidel Castro, who noted that just a hundred of those weapons could be enough to trigger a nuclear winter that would kill the population of the planet in a brief time, as US scientist Alan Robock has explained.Those who usually read the news and reliable international analyses know that the risk of a nuclear war outbreak increases as tensions grow in the Near East, said Fidel and pointed out that the Israeli government has stockpiled hundreds of nuclear weapons, which are ready to be used, while tension also grows about Russia, a country with unquestionable response capacity, which is now being threatened with a alleged European nuclear shield.The Cuban leader said that the United States not only promotes wars, but also is the bigger producer and exporter of weapons in the world. This powerful country – Fidel pointed out — has signed accords to supply 60 billion dollars to Saudi Arabia over the next years, where US transnational companies and their allies extract 10 million barrels of light oil every single day.In his article, Fidel Castro maintained his view that humanity has no guarantee at all, since outer space is full of US satellites designed to spy on everything that takes place in the world, even over the roofs of the buildings in any nation of the planet.However, the war is a tragedy that may take place while it is quite probable to occur; but if humanity were able to delay it for indefinite time, another similarly dramatic event is already taking place at a speedy way: climate change, he noted.He recalled that the US administration opposed the Kyoto Protocol on the environment, a behaviour that not even coincided with that of its closest allies, whose territories would be tremendously affected, some of which, like Holland, would almost disappear completely.Fidel Castro insisted that the planet is now fully lacking policies about this serious problem, while the sea level continues to increase and the huge ice layers covering the Antarctic and Greenland, which accumulate over 90 percent of the world´s fresh water, are melting at growing pace.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Share 23 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet