Prince has announced his departure from Universal Music Publishing, and the formation of his own publishing group, NPG Music Publishing. The move will allow Prince to fully control his own music, so that the storied musician can share his catalog through a number of different media outlets.While the official details have yet to be released, Prince will make available those songs that are “fit 4 eternal publication.” The group was founded by Artists for Artists, a collective that supports artists and fosters emerging talent.NPG Music was involved with Prince’s appearance on New Girl, and the single “FALLINLOVE2NITE” that debuted during the episode. They are searching for more media appearances, such as television shows, video games, commercials, etc.With an artist as beloved and with a catalog as extensive as Prince’s, the formation of NPG Music Publishing should be a success. So far, however, the details are spotty. You can check out their website, which is currently just the above, somewhat-creepy picture of Prince, and a contact e-mail address.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
Cancer survivors interested in getting healthy this year can sign up for Active Living After Cancer and take advantage of the opportunity to reach their goals with a community of understanding fellow survivors and experts working to help them succeed.“I encourage others to get involved,” Haliburton said. “Cancer survivors have to be careful with their health, especially during COVID. This program is a safe way to keep us moving.”Hope renewedA new year brings with it the hope for new opportunities and personal growth. This year, Gift of Life is empowering all cancer survivors to make 2021 their year to thrive mentally, emotionally and physically.The organization, in cooperation with MD Anderson Cancer Center, is offering all Southeast Texas cancer survivors who have completed chemotherapy and/or radiation the chance to participate in Active Living After Cancer, a free 12-week online course designed to nurture and support cancer survivors on their journey to complete health and wellness.“I have really been enjoying the class,” said participant Jaqi Vickers, 68, of Beaumont, who is a four-year breast cancer survivor and member of Gift of Life’s Pink Power Network Breast Cancer Support Group.“This program has given me the tools I needed to build my strength and become more aware of my everyday choices. I get calls and texts from the facilitator that encourage me to keep working hard. I feel more empowered to do more and try new exercises.”In a virtual group setting, the classes improve quality of life and physical functioning by increasing physical activity, building nutritional knowledge and providing a supportive forum for survivors to speak openly and be understood about their cancer experience.With daytime and evening classes, seminars are flexible for all schedules and provide the mental, emotional and physical foundation survivors need to be healthier.Classes focus on reducing the risk of cancer recurrence, combating fatigue, managing stress and improving strength.Seminars also build camaraderie among members at a time when COVID-19 has limited exercise and social interaction for immune-suppressed men and women.For more information about Gift of Life and MD Anderson’s Active Living After Cancer seminars, visit giftoflifebmt.org or call 409-833-3663. Wilma Haliburton is known for not giving in.The Port Arthur woman is a 17-year breast cancer survivor who has long been active in the community. Yet, COVID-19 slowed things down and kept her apart from the people and places she was used.So she turned to a new program, Active Living After Cancer — sponsored by Gift of Life and MD Anderson Cancer Center. “This program came at the perfect time for me,” Haliburton said. “ALAC has been outstanding and has gotten me back to being active. The camaraderie of everyone in the class is very helpful, especially when we can hear everyone’s highs and lows and their accomplishments with the program.”Haliburton admits she felt like at a zero before starting.“Everything I used to do — all my volunteer work — stopped,” she said. “But, today, I feel like I’m at 50 percent and I’m only going up from here.”
A woman was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries following a rollover crash in Lenexa on Tuesday evening.Lenexa police were dispatched to investigate a possible crash on Interstate 35 south of 95th Street at about 6:45 p.m.Responding officers found that a vehicle left the southbound lanes of I-35 in the 9700 block, crashed through a chain-link fence, and rolled at least twice before ending up in a parking lot in the 9800 block of Marshall Drive.Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to safely remove the car’s driver in just under five minutes.Johnson County Med-Act transported the driver, an adult female, to an area hospital with a broken leg and several other injuries. Her condition was described as serious.Officers continue to investigate the crash.Check back with this report for updates.
TURKEY: Siemens has unveiled the first of 12 Velaro high speed trainsets ordered by Turkish national operator TCDD Taşımacılık at the supplier’s Düsseldorf plant on November 13.Due to arrive in Ankara by the end of November, the train is expected to enter passenger service in February following testing.Once deliveries from the April 2018 contract are completed, TCDD will have 19 Velaros in its fleet. Ridership is expected to increase from the current 22 000 passengers a day to 30 000 next year and 40 000 in 2021, according to TCDD General Manager Kamuran Yazıcı.The extra trainsets are to be used on the high speed lines currently under construction from Ankara to Sivas and Izmir.