Lafa Taylor Adapts Tokyo Train Jingle Into New Single ‘Tokyo Trap’

first_imgHip hop/electronica artist Lafa Taylor has taken an interesting approach to his newest single, reworking a popular train jingle in Tokyo into its own trap beat for a brand new release. Aptly titled “Tokyo Trap,” the song finds Taylor not only remixing the jingle, but laying down some raps over the newly-created beat.The result is an infectious new groove, which Lafa Taylor released as a single for your listening pleasure, below: There’s also a mini-music video released by Lafa Taylor, shot entirely on his phone! Stream it below: For more Lafa Taylor, be sure to check out our recent interview with the rising star from Envision Festival in Costa Rica. You can watch that here. Lafa Taylor – Tokyo Trap Mini Music VideoLafa takes Tokyo’s most popular train jingle and makes a trap beat out of it, then raps to it, then shoots a video for it with his phone. #Japan #magicmondayPosted by Lafa Taylor on Tuesday, March 29, 2016last_img read more

Multinational Operations Improve Defense in the Amazon Region and Provide Care to Riverine Populations

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto / Diálogo September 16, 2019 “The goal is to improve the level of training, interoperability, and integration among naval forces for the security of the Amazon region,” said Brazilian Navy Vice Admiral Paulo César Colmenero Lopes, commander of the 9th Naval District, the military institution responsible for monitoring the more than 13,500-mile waterway in the Amazon region.The 2019 edition of the exercise is split into three phases, bringing together about 400 navy service members from the three nations. The first and second stages of the operation took place July 9-August 9, between the ports of Leticia, in Colombia, and Iquitos, in Peru, in the waters of the Marañon River, a stretch of the Amazon River within Peruvian territory. During these phases that included the use of ships and aircraft, service members implemented maneuvers to counter common problems in this part of the border: drug and arms trafficking.Some of the activities included leapfrog and light-line transfer, where ships participating in the operation are positioned side-by-side to move cargo between them, which requires precise ship maneuvering. Communication and information exchanges, rapid response to attacks and patrolling, with the latter aimed at monitoring and identifying suspicious activities on the water, were some of the other operations carried out.The Brazilian and Peruvian navies provide medical and dental services to riverine populations during a binational operation conducted on the Javari River, in May 2019. (Photo: Brazilian Navy)The third phase took place in Brazil, September 2-9, near the Negro and Solimões rivers, which are tributaries of the Amazon river. Marines participated in this stage and trained on how to disembark in a riverine region.“Naval operation procedures have evolved due to advances in technology. Each operation brings new lessons as planners face different situations given the characteristics of the region,” said Vice Adm. Colmenero.In 2019, Brazilian and Peruvian service members provided medical and dental services to more than 3,000 individuals, both on the Peruvian and Brazilian side of the riverbank.last_img read more

World Economic Forum postpones event in Brazil as coronavirus cases rise

first_imgEarlier on Friday, Brazil’s Health Ministry confirmed 13 coronavirus cases in the country, up from 8 on Thursday.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in a televised address that the country will reinforce efforts to counter the virus at hospitals and ports of entry, while urging people to follow the advice of medical professionals.”Although the situation could get worse, there is no reason for panic,” he said in brief pre-recorded remarks.Financial services company Mastercard said on Friday it would close its office in Sao Paulo after one of its employees was diagnosed with coronavirus. The firm said it would continue to operate normally and asked staff to work from home.Cases are still mostly concentrated in the country’s financial capital of Sao Paulo, but vacation hotspot Rio de Janeiro and the coastal state of Espirito Santo have also recorded single cases.Friday also marked the first confirmed case in northeast Brazil, in Bahia state, according to the ministry.  The World Economic Forum (WEF) has postponed a Latin America conference set to be held in Brazil at the end of April as a precautionary measure, with the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country rising on Friday to 13.Public events are being called off around the world as the coronavirus spreads and people seek to avoid gatherings that could provide a venue to spread the disease.”Given the dynamic situation surrounding the coronavirus globally and after careful consideration of what it means for our stakeholders, the World Economic Forum and its partners in Brazil have agreed to reschedule this meeting to a later date,” a WEF spokeswoman said in a statement. Topics :last_img read more