Music in 2017: Katy Perry, Drake and Ed Sheeran prepare new albums

After Craig David, All Saints and Rick Astley staged unexpected comebacks this year, who’s next? Samantha Mumba? DJ Pied Piper? Jive Bunny?

Let’s hope not. Instead, here’s some music we can look forward to.

Fresh from allegedly being punctured by the sixth in line to the throne, Ed Sheeran has completed work on his as-yet-untitled third album.

Little is known about the record, but the star recently registered several songs with his publisher, with titles like 21st Century Fox, Sure and Fall.

The latter was co-written with Amy Wadge, who helped him out on the chart-busting ballad Thinking Out Loud. She told Newsbeat the new material would “break the internet“, so if your email gets hacked, blame Ed.

Also in the studio is Katy Perry, who ditched half of her fourth album so she could write songs about Donald Trump’s US election victory.

“It’s funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, ‘Shut up and sing,'” she wrote earlier this month. “Boy, will I do so in a whole new way… next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN.”

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These coal country voters backed Trump. Now they’re worried about losing Obamacare.

Last night, CNN aired a terrific segment on people from coal country who voted for Donald Trump — but are now worried that his vow to repeal Obamacare will deprive them of crucial protections that enable them to stay afloat financially. This dovetails with other reporting that suggests a lot of Trump voters may be harmed by repeal of the law.

Which raises a question: Did voters such as these know they were voting for this? After all, Trump promised countless times throughout the campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act, didn’t he? If they are complaining about this now, don’t they have only themselves to blame?

No. I’m going to argue that, while Trump did repeatedly vow repeal, these voters were absolutely right to conclude that he would not leave them without the sort of federal protections they enjoy under Obamacare. That’s because Trump did, in fact, clearly signal to them that this would not happen.

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Home » News » Business Today’s Special: Caribbean Grill adding restaurant

CHAMPAIGN — The team behind a popular Champaign-Urbana food truck is opening a standard restaurant on the city’s south side.

Mike Harden, executive chef and owner of Caribbean Grill food truck, is set to bring its Jamaican-influenced cuisine to the Shoppes of Knollwood on South Neil Street.

“We are thrilled to be taking the next step in our business life cycle and finally opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant location,” Harden told The News-Gazette.

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New York Today: Where to Ski Near the City

Good morning on this winter-ready Thursday.

While the city has yet to see its first significant snow of this autumn, ski and snowboard season is well underway across New York’s 51 ski resorts and just outside the state’s borders.

Elaine Glusac, who writes about ski travel for The New York Times, told us about some of the best places for New Yorkers to hit the slopes without having to set foot on an airplane or drive a car.

So grab your goggles, buckle your boots and heat up those hand warmers.

Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, N.Y.

“As a former Olympic venue, Whiteface Mountain is a bucket-list place for skiers with respect for history,” Ms. Glusac told us.

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Hours from the city: 5

How to get there: By bus, take Adirondack Trailways. By train, take Amtrak to Westport, N.Y., about 40 miles from Lake Placid, and then hop on a scheduled shuttle. More transit information here.

One great date: This Sunday, when you can ski for free if you are dressed as Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus.

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Twitter accidentally killed @ names in replies on iOS today

If you use the official Twitter iOS app, you may have noticed something missing today: @username handles in replies. I wasn’t a fan of the reworked style when it popped up on my Android device recently, and neither were many of the people affected by the change today. The one upside however, was that since @names no longer applied to the character count, some users created a massive “Twitter canoe” mentioning everyone they could. Anyway, it has now reverted back to normal for all users, and in a tweet, the company explained: “an experiment around replies accidentally went out to everyone on iOS briefly.”

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One stop home for gardening solutions

When Cyclone Hudhud flattened 350 plants at Ravipati Kumuda’s residence two years ago, she felt helpless that she could save only one of them.

Though it took quite a while for her to come to terms with the loss, she breathed life into her entrepreneurial skills by launching ‘Green Twigs’.

With an initial capital investment of just Rs. 5,000, she gave wings to her plant retail venture that provides a one-stop solution to gardening and landscaping needs. Today, her home-cum-green world is a place where over 2,000 ornamental, medicinal and flowering plants have been housed.

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