We haven’t heard much from Daft Punk since the release of their multiple Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories in 2013. But it looks like that may be changing soon. In an interview with Billboard, Republic Records executive Wendy Goldstein was asked a question about what artists she’s always wanted to work with, and answered–rather nonchalantly–with some exciting news: “Actually, we [Goldstein and fellow hitmaker Ron Perry] have a session coming up in two days with The Weeknd and Daft Punk. I’m a massive Daft Punk fan, and this is the first time that I’ve actually been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.”While this is the only information we have about the reported session, this is definitely exciting news for fans of both The Weeknd and Daft Punk. Watch the full video below (or skip to 2:39 for Goldstein’s comment):[h/t – YourEDM]
20Aug Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 20, 2018 Last Saturday was the very first VetFest hosted at Mt. Brighton by the Region 9 Veterans Community Action Team (VCAT). It was a tremendous success with over 1,200 registered to attend, and it set a high precedent as other veteran groups even from out of state have already looked to the event for inspiration. Food, entertainment, and information on veteran resources were all available free of charge to veterans and their families.All those involved in the planning and organization did a great job appreciating those who serve. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped make it such a successful inaugural event. I am blessed to help represent an area that takes such good care of its veterans. For more information about next year’s VetFest or other ways VCAT supports local veterans, contact regional coordinator Josh Parish at (906) 430-1679.***On Wednesday, I participated in the Livingston County United Way Day of Caring. This is an annual opportunity for individuals, groups, and local organizations to come together in community service to help those most in need. It is the largest such one-day event in Livingston County, and I was happy to be a part of it. Thank you to everyone who stepped up and participated and to the Livingston County United Way for faithfully hosting this event each year.Later that night, I attended the Howell Art Project Party put together by the Howell Main Street Inc. Design team. The event included an art competition with artists from Livingston County and across the state and an auction to benefit future investments in downtown Howell. I am proud of the great success Howell has achieved, and I am happy to support its continued growth and development.***Each year, the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) gives away over 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to children of all grades who will soon be returning to school and provides parents with pertinent information and resources. The backpacks are generously donated by local residents, businesses, and organizations, and I was honored to help pass them out Thursday evening. It is always enjoyable to see the excitement on kids’ faces when they pick out their favorite backpack! Thank you to LESA for supporting our young people’s education.***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to [email protected] We are happy to hear from you!PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel volunteers alongside local residents for the Livingston County United Way Day of Caring. Categories: Vaupel News
Gábor Mátrai, the vice-president of communications at Hungarian media and telecom regulator the NMHH is to leave the organisation by mutual consent.Mátrai’s departure follows the appointment by Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán of Mónika Karas as president of the NMHH, following the death of the previous president Annamárai Szalai.Mátrai was last year named as vice-president of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), the body set up to facilitate the exchange of information between European national telecom regulators and to advise the EC.
The ad hoc committee set up by Vivendi to weigh the rival offers for telecom unit SFR tabled by Numericable shareholder Altice and construction-to-telecoms conglomerate Bouygues came out yesterday in favour of a deal with Numericable, according to a report in financial daily Les Echos, without citing sources.According to the paper, the committee’s opinion is not decisive but is likely to carry weight as Vivendi’s board meets to consider the matter this morning. Vivendi has confirmed that its supervisory board is meeting now to consider the two offers.The belief that Vivendi is leaning towards a deal with Numericable was given weight by an interview given by industry minister Arnaud Montebourg to the Europe 1 radio station this morning. Montebourg, who is know to favour a deal with Bouygues, in part due to his belief that France would benefit from a reduction in the number of mobile telecom players from four to three, said that he “understood” that Vivendi “prefers the choice of Numericable”.Montebourg underlined what he sees as the risks of the Numericable option, citing the latter’s debt levels and the relatively small size of Numericable relative to SFR.Montebourg also criticised the tax arrangements of Altice proprietor Patrick Drahi, citing the fact that Numericable is owned by a holding company based in Luxembourg and quoted on the Amsterdam stock exchange, while Drahi is a Swiss resident with holding based in Guernsey.