(English- US – PH) Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington amicably part ways

  • jimmymello
  • November 19, 2015
  • English: Terrance Thomas – United States – Philadelphia The last few years have been an amazing experience. I got to create and perform with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation, that had so much influence on me growing up. With the amount of time STP deserves, in addition to being in Linkin Park, […]

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    English: Terrance Thomas – United States – Philadelphia

    The last few years have been an amazing experience. I got to create and perform with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation, that had so much influence on me growing up. With the amount of time STP deserves, in addition to being in Linkin Park, and with the needs of my family, one of them always seems to fall short. Going in to this, the four of us… Robert, Eric, Dean and myself knew what we were up against. We decided in due fairness to friends, fans and the legacy of STP that it needs more than time was allowing me. And in all fairness to my bandmates in Linkin Park, as well as to myself and to my family, I’m going to focus solely on Linkin Park so I can contribute 100%. It’s been an amazing experience and a dream come true, and I look forward to the future of both STP and Linkin Park.

    Chester

    What an amazing and beautiful few years we’ve all had together. It was our honor to play and see all of you recently on tour. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time together with Chester not only professionally, but even more so on a personal level. Sadly, it was evident that scheduling and time was working against us. Within this, there is a new beginning. There is an abundance of new music written, some of which is already recorded. We have had the fortune of playing with some very talented singers over the last few months and will continue to do so until each of us feels and knows when the right person arrives.

    With love,

    Robert, Eric, Dean

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    (English-NL-RT) Apple chief Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

  • jimmymello
  • November 7, 2015
  • Accent: Mattie Teus – English – Nederlands – Rotterdam Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying that he is “proud to be gay”. Mr Cook made his announcement to try to help people struggling with their identity, he wrote in a Bloomberg Businessweek article. He has been open about his sexuality, but […]

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    Accent: Mattie Teus – English – Nederlands – Rotterdam

    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying that he is “proud to be gay”.

    Mr Cook made his announcement to try to help people struggling with their identity, he wrote in a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

    He has been open about his sexuality, but has also tried to maintain a basic level of privacy until now, he said.

    This week Mr Cook challenged his home state of Alabama to ensure the rights of gay and transgender people.

    Privacy trade-off

    “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he wrote.

    “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he added.

    He said he didn’t consider himself an activist, but that he realised he had “benefited from the sacrifice of others.”

    “So if hearing that the CEO [chief executive] of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy,” he added.

    Mr Cook said that he had been open about his sexuality with many people, including colleagues at Apple, but that it still “wasn’t an easy choice” to publicly announce his sexual orientation.

    He quoted civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King, saying: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”

    Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29829763