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Mariah Carey is surely hoping that 2017 goes better than her 2016 ended.
The pop music diva endured an embarrassing technical meltdown during a New Year's Eve show witnessed by thousands in New York's Times Square and millions more across the US.
The huge malfunction happened during her performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, billed as "the last big performance of 2016 by Mariah Carey."
Carey is one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists, with a boatload of Grammys and other accolades to her credit.
But the sound system malfunctioned badly late Saturday from the opening notes of her performance of "Auld Lang Syne," leaving Carey flummoxed and visibly defeated.
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"Well, Happy New Year. We can't hear," the 46-year-old star told the crowd as her entourage of male backup dancers continued their performance.
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At one point, an audio track of Carey singing could be heard, even though she clearly was not singing.
"That was - I'm leaving," the singer said in the microphone as the first number ended.
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Twitter gleefully erupted in Schadenfreude over Carey's woes.
"Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey's debacle," tweeted @JimmyTraina, referring to an earlier singing duo cruelly mocked for its failed lip-syncing efforts.
"Mariah Carey just summed up 2016 in a nutshell," wrote another tweeter, @MatthewLush.
The woeful performance comes at an unfortunate time. Carey's career recently had been on the ascent.
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Hours after Saturday's disastrous outing, Carey posted a rueful, but somewhat hopeful, tweet.
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"Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."
BERLIN, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Martin Schulz,chairman of the SocialDemocratic Party (SPD) of Germany, has called for the introductionof a binding quota for electric cars across Europe in a positionpaper released to the press.
The Five Point Plan for the future of the German automotiveindustry outlines proposals to encourage a more rapid transitiontowards electric mobility with quotas [url=http://www.airmax97kopen.be/kopen-air-max-97-og-undefeated-zwart-rood.html]Kopen Air Max 97 OG Undefeated Zwart Rood[/url] , as well as tougher rules forthe monitoring of emissions levels. "With a binding EuropeanE-mobility quota, we will substantially raise the share of electricvehicles", the position paper reads.
The plan further urges the German automotive industry to investmore in domestic battery and cell production to break theirreliance on foreign producers.
Brigitte Zypries, German Minister for Economics, supports herparty leader's demand for an electric car quota on Friday andreiterated her concern that Germany's most successful industry wasat a turning point in history.
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The minister emphasized the importance of values such asinnovation and quality for the global brand "Made in Germany".Zypries also supports Schulz' proposal to invest greater governmentresources in preventing attempts at industry manipulation, byconducting vehicle type approval and vehicle control proceduresseparately for example.
Schulz' Five Point Plan also underscores the importance offinding an adequate response to ongoing "dieselgate" and the"cartel" scandal involving the German automotive industry. "This isabout more than one million jobs in our country. It is about theemployees and their families, as well as the technologicalleadership, credibility and sustainability of Germany as anindustrial center. "
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Meanwhile, the Federation of German Consumer Organisations(VBZB) has demanded that carmakers make binding commitments on theplanned software upgrades for diesel vehicles on Friday.
Schulz demands the hosting of a second diesel summit in the fallto assess the progress and efficacy of the measures agreed. Shouldsoftware upgrades prove insufficient to lower nitrogen oxidepollution levels, the automotive industry would have to providemore expensive retrofitting of diesel motors, "...of course paid bythe producers," he added.
Schulz wants emissions testing to occur both before and aftervehicles are officially registered. "Random spot tests" were neededas an "effective control against the cheating tricks of theindustry [url=http://www.airmax97kopen.be/kopen-air-max-97-summit-wit.html]Kopen Air Max 97 Summit Wit[/url] ," according to Schulz.
"The German automotive industry must become much better in thefield of electric vehicles." Schulz said. Enditem
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