Waters shared the new music clip via his Instagram page: In an interview with Rolling Stone a few months back, Waters discussed the story behind the album:“So I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish. I played this to Nigel, and he goes, “Oh, I like that little bit” – about two minutes long – “and that bit.” And so we’ve been working. I’ve also been falling in love, deeply in love. So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It’s pondering not just why we are killing the children. It’s also the question of how do we take these moments of love – if we are granted any in our lives – and allow that love to shine on the rest of existence, on others.”This in-studio photo was also posted to Waters’ Facebook page:Roger Waters Us And Them 2017 Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena[H/T Jambase] As Roger Waters prepares for his upcoming Us And Them Tour North American tour, which is set to begin in May, the former Pink Floyd bassist shared an update from the studio. Recently confirming that he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the upcoming project comes 25 years after his 1992 solo debut album Amused To Death. This newly-posted clip features a song from the highly anticipated new project, and it’s sounding pretty awesome so far.
FOX News contributor, author and spokeswoman for the LIBRE Initiative Rachel Campos-Duffy spoke on being Hispanic, modern-day conservatism and feminism at an event in the Carey Auditorium on Thursday night. The lecture, titled “Si Se Puede: Latina and Conservative,” was sponsored by Notre Dame Young Americans for Freedom and the Notre Dame College Republicans. Rosie LoVoi | The Observer Rachel Campos-Duffy spoke about Hispanics, conservatism and feminism during a lecture Thursday night.Campos-Duffy discussed her grandparents’ immigrant background and her father’s start in poverty, saying they chose to live in America for a reason. With America’s “secret sauce” of freedom, limited government, free enterprise, hard work and personal responsibility, she said, her family rose out of poverty.“I think that the most important thing my parents taught us was that you are never too old to learn and that you are not a victim,” she said. “That is a very countercultural thing to hear these days where everybody is a victim.”Citing a statistic claiming 2 million more Hispanics fell into poverty during Barack Obama’s presidency and saying that inequality worsened, Campos-Duffy argued that a more conservative administration is better able to help the Hispanic community.“Today, one of the most underreported stories of this particular presidency is the volume of regulations that President Trump is rolling back, and it is quite frankly the source of so much of the economic growth that we are finally seeing in the job market,” she said. “ … Logging is back, mining is back, the energy sector is back and main street small businesses — and these are the mom and pop stores that so many Hispanics dream of owning and passing onto their kids — these businesses are also seeing the yoke of business come undone.”Claiming that competition makes business perform better and increases innovation, Campos-Duffy said capitalism and entrepreneurship have lifted more people out of poverty than any other economic system. She said socialism in places such as Venezuela has left people “desperate and hungry” and in “unspeakable poverty.”“What political party has the ideas and the policies to lift our families out of poverty?” she said. “Which party wants to give you scraps off the government table to make you dependent and comfortable in your poverty?”Campos-Duffy also spoke about a Latina version of the feminism that she said was more pro-life and family-centered than mainstream feminism. Arguing that modern-day feminism has become “almost exclusively about abortion rights,” Campos-Duffy said feminism should “elevate the debate” and not sink too low.“If Trump’s vulgarity offends — and it does at times — we lose our moral high ground when we as a gender go there, too,” she said.Saying that “old-guard feminists are trapped in the 1975 or 1985 version of feminism,” Campos-Duffy said women must feel less pressure to stick to the feminist script, which Latina women do more than most by being more pro-life and staying at home at a higher rate than other demographics.“I say, pursue your education, pursue your dreams but do not be afraid to slow down or jump off the professional train when your heart calls you to tend to things that last — marriage, babies, happy kids,” she said.She said that she ignored the far-right voices that told her to do nothing outside of the home, as well as the voices that told her the work she was doing as a stay-at-home mom was “not important.” She also said Latina women are influencing conservative feminist values.“Conservative and Latina women like me are proudly redefining feminism in a way that actually gives women more freedom to chart their course and find freedom on their own terms,” she said.Tags: Conservatism, Latina, Notre Dame College Republicans, Politics, young americans for freedom
The high demand for low-cost property is consistent throughout the first and second quarter, amid the slowing economy due to the pandemic. 99 Group data show that in the first quarter of the year, searches for low-cost property made up the largest chunk of overall searches at 33.9 percent, whereas searches for mid-range residential property with a price range between Rp 500 million and Rp 1 billion made up 17 percent.In the second quarter, demand for cheaper property continued to reign despite a slight decrease at 26.5 percent of searches, tailed by mid-range property with 18.4 percent.The economic downturn, job losses and lower purchasing power due to the ongoing health crisis have affected the property sector this year.The combined sales of small, medium and large houses fell 43.19 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the first three months of the year due to the unfolding pandemic, according to BI’s quarterly Residential Property Prices Index (IHPR) survey. Consequently, as fewer people made home purchases, the growth in residential property prices was slightly slower at 1.68 percent yoy in the January-March period compared to 1.77 percent yoy in the last three months of 2019, the BI survey revealed.Upper-mid range properties, with a price range between Rp 1 billion and Rp 2 billion, only made up 14.2 percent of searches between January and March, 99 Group’s survey showed.The company also claims in a statement that it recorded an average of 12 million website visits and saw 250,000 searches per month during the first quarter of this year. The number of searches for housing on the platforms increased 65 percent month-to-month (mtm) in May and an additional 50 percent mtm in June, after dropping 30 percent mtm in April.“During the ‘new normal’ period, supply and search trends show a constant increase from May to June. The condition shows signs of recovery,” Maria said.Furthermore, the company also recorded a 26 percent yoy sales increase in June, following a sales slump in April and May.In the company’s survey, 47 percent of respondents were ready and willing to purchase a housing property, while 22 percent of those surveyed urgently needed to purchase a house.Earlier this year, marketing consulting firm MarkPlus survey showed that consumers had not abandoned their plans to purchase residential property, but were rather delaying their purchase until next year.MarkPlus, which surveyed 100 respondents living mostly in Greater Jakarta, found that consumers were currently saving their money to maintain personal financial stability amid the COVID-19 pandemic.“The future demand may not be as strong, but we expect demand to bounce back next year as customers already have plans to buy [a house],” the firm’s senior associate, Irfan Setiawan, said in a virtual discussion on May 29.Topics : Consumer interest in low-cost housing dominated the property market demand in the first half of the year, while sales started to pick up amid the impact of the pandemic on the sector, online property marketplace 99 Group data show.According to Singapore-based property marketplace start-up 99 Group, which owns 99.co and rumah123.com, low-cost residential property, priced below Rp 300 million (US$20,528), was the most searched for housing type on the websites in the first six months of 2020.“Overall demand from January to June is still dominated by properties with a price range below Rp 300 million, which accounts for around 30 percent of all searches,” 99 Group Indonesia country manager Maria Herawati Manik told journalists in an online press briefing on Thursday.