Ryan Adams Pleads To Give Weather Forecast On Denver7 News In Cartoon Music Video

first_img[Video: Denver7 – The Denver Channel] Tomorrow, June 14th, Ryan Adams will play the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. However, ahead of this special performance, Adams will be in Denver tonight, June 13th, where he’ll fulfill his “dream to do a forecast” and give the weather forecast live at 5 p.m. on ABC’s Denver7 News.In order to lobby Denver7 to allow for his special meteorological cameo, Adams released a heartfelt new song titled “Denver7 (Piece of Heaven)” on Monday. The song, which came with a ridiculous cartoon music video, serves as a cheesy ode to the Mile High City and a hilarious plea to Denver7 to let him do the weather segment.After the pleasantries opening the song, Adams gets distinctly more pragmatic, explaining the outfit he’d wear during the segment (his Batman shirt and a flannel). The song also notes that “Shannon” from the Ogden Theatre got her wish for him to do the song to promote his potential appearance, and that he should be granted the honor of doing the weather segment. Happily, it looks like Ryan Adams thoughtful tune/cartoon was successful, as he will be doing the weather segment tonight for Denver locals. As “Denver7 (Piece of Heaven)” notes, “What could possibly go wrong?”Tune in tonight at 5 p.m. on ABC’s Denver7 News, and catch Ryan Adams tomorrow at Red Rocks.last_img read more

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Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul, Has Passed Away

first_imgThe 76-year-old legend performed her last public performance at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August of 2017, and her final performance was for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York in November of the same year.Few souls will ever be as long-lasting as Aretha Franklin. The world will miss her greatly.Aretha Franklin – “I Say A Little Prayer”,In 2010, Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with cancer. The “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think” singer/songwriter continued to work through it as much as she could, before officially announcing her retirement in February of 2017. In an interview with Detroit WDIV Local 4, when she announced her retirement, she expressed: “I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now… I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”,The 76-year-old legend performed her last public performance at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August of 2017, and her final performance was for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York in November of the same year.Few souls will ever be as long-lasting as Aretha Franklin. The world will miss her greatly.Aretha Franklin – “I Say A Little Prayer” Aretha Franklin has passed away at the age of 76. According to Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn, the “Queen of Soul” died Thursday morning at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. In the Associated Press, the statement confirms: “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute.”The family responded: “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”They continued, “We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”On Monday of this week, reports began to spread that Aretha Franklin was “gravely ill” in hospice care, surrounded by family and friends who were asking for prayers and privacy in Detroit.In 2010, Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with cancer. The “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think” singer/songwriter continued to work through it as much as she could, before officially announcing her retirement in February of 2017. In an interview with Detroit WDIV Local 4, when she announced her retirement, she expressed: “I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now… I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”last_img read more

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BTPN records double-digit growth in profits, loans

first_imgPublicly listed lender bank BTPN recorded double-digit growth in net profits and loans in the first quarter of this year, as it weathered the COVID-19 crisis.The bank booked Rp 752 billion (US$50.7 million) in net profits in the first three months of this year, up by 48 percent compared with the same period last year, BTPN announced in a statement on Tuesday.In line with the growth in profits, the bank also recorded a 12 percent year-on-year (yoy) growth in loan disbursement in January to March to Rp 157 trillion, supported by loans to the corporate segment of Rp 92 trillion. Meanwhile, BTPN also managed to maintain its gross non-performing loan (NPL) ratio at 0.97 percent as of March, well below the banking industry figure of 2.77 percent, as it stressed that it remained cautious in disbursing its loans.Ongki went on to say that the bank still had ample liquidity to get through the current challenging economic conditions as its liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), which indicates the bank’s short-term liquidity ratio, stood at 212 percent.Meanwhile, its net stable funding ratio (NSFR), which indicates its long-term liquidity, stood at 116 percent, above the minimum requirement of 100 percent.The bank’s capital adequacy ratio (CAR), meanwhile, stood at 22.5 percent. This signaled that the bank still had strong expansion capability, it said in the statement.“The COVID-19 situation is very challenging, including for us in the banking industry. But we are grateful for the performance at the beginning of this year,” Ongki said.Topics : “With the uncertainties of the global economic situation, added to by the current development of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are trying to maintain the positive performance of the bank,” BTPN president director Ongki Wanadjati Dana said in the statement.In the corporate loan segment, BTPN focused on syndicated loans for various projects such as energy security, food security and infrastructure. The bank also disbursed loans bilaterally to private and state-owned entities, as well as automotive and trading firms.To support the high loan growth, BTPN also managed to raise Rp 161.2 trillion in funding as of March, higher by 3 percent yoy.The funding was sourced from third-party funds of Rp 97.1 trillion, while other party loans and subordinated loans contributed Rp 57 trillion and Rp 7.1 trillion, respectively.last_img read more

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