View Comments Star Files Bow down! Former Wicked star Hannah Corneau, Mary Claire King, Stephanie Jae Park, Sydney Patrick, AirLoom Beats and Erika Peterson have joined forces to create a mash-up video featuring the songs of Six. The performers are part of RANGE music, the group that previously released a seven-minute Hamilton tribute. Nada Stejepanovic directed the video, which was filmed in Brooklyn and features choreography by Alicia Lundgren. The project was produced by Ross Baum, Ben Holtzman and Sammy Lopez with music for the video conceived, arranged and produced by Baum and Holtzman and inspired by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ original music and lyrics for the musical. Check out the performance below! Hannah Corneau
CET Tuchel has said on more than one occasion that he’d love to count on Adrien Rabiot again this season. Only a few days ago the coach won his battle to include the midfielder in his squad for the Champions League knockout rounds. However the reality seems to be that it hasn’t changed much. The midfielder was hopeful that he’d get to play for the team again after being registered for the Champions League. However, despite Neymar and Cavani being out injured and Tuchel frustrated at the lack of transfers in during the winter window, Rabiot will remain isolated from the main group until his contract expires. According to French outlet ‘L’Equipé’, Adrien Rabiot won’t travel with the team for the match against Manchester United in the Round of 16. Despite the significant amount of injuries in the current squad, PSG still won’t call up the wantaway midfielder. Martí Pueyo L’Equipé: Rabiot no viaja a Manchester Upd. at 13:57 IN SPORT.ES 11/02/2019 FC Barcelona are one of many sides to register an interest in Rabiot after he refused to sign a new deal with the French champions.
Three ambitious people are on the crest of a wave after completing year-long surfing programmes with Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service. The ETB’s FET Service provides three exciting full-time sports courses for people seeking active careers; an Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship, Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard Training, and a Sports, Recreation and Exercise Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses are all popular options at the moment.As enrollment season gets underway, Donegal Daily talked to three recent surf learners to hear about the highlights of their experience: Stephen ThompsonStephen Thompson (29) has been working ‘flat out’ all summer after securing a job from the Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard Training course.Stephen completed his working experience in the Donegal Adventure Centre – where the ETB course is taught in South Donegal – and he stayed on for the busy summer months in Bundoran.Stephen says his passion lies in surfing. “I used to bunk off school to go surfing. People always said you’ll never get a job doing that, but I’m doing it now!“My work is totally different at the Donegal Adventure Centre. We do surfing, ropes, take youth groups out on adventures, coasteering and kayaking. “It’s really fun working with kids. It’s great seeing them come in all nervous and leaving happy at the end of the day. It’s very rewarding work.”Stephen praises the tuition at Donegal ETB for helping him to become a good swimmer with life-saving skills and to gain a greater understanding of the ocean. Qualifications in the programme are internationally recognised to give learners employment opportunities all over the world.Stephen said: “The centre is full of well-qualified staff. I passed my exams the first time around the teaching was so good.“I’d recommend this course to others. It’s my favourite course I’ve ever done because surfing is my passion,” he said.Francis DuffyWhen Francis Duffy heard about the ETB’s Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard programme she jumped at the opportunity. Francis, who is originally from Belfast, moved to Ballyshannon over 20 years ago to raise a family and work in accounting – but she admitted that field of work never ‘satisfied’ her. “I was working in accounting in Sligo and I was happy with what I was doing but at the same time I was never satisfied,” she said. “I was married with a family, so I wasn’t going to leave a job to do something else, but I always liked sports like running, swimming and surfing.” The 40-year-old was keen to thank her coaches: “There is no way on Earth I would have got what I did get if I didn’t have the coaches and the administrative desk.“Beach lifeguarding is all about teamwork, so my group were supportive of each other, but the expertise, talent and support were fantastic. “There was a family environment there and that was really helpful, it got us through, there is so much more to be gained from the course than you can write down on paper.”Francis DuffyFrancis now works at the Donegal Adventure Centre as one of the core instructors and tutors and she highlighted the unbreakable ‘team spirit’ as the most rewarding part of the course.“The team-spirit, gaining that team spirit was how we achieved it, which was a difficult thing, we had to work together and we achieve it as a team, not only me.”Thomas KellyThomas (Teddy) Kelly, who was born in Glasgow, lived and worked in several countries before making the move from New Zealand to Donegal, studying the Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard course. “I left school when I was 17 and went to college to study outdoor education,” he said. “I then went travelling and worked in four or five different countries in different adventure centres and outdoor tourism.“I got back from New Zealand and I had a friend in Donegal who said there was an adventure centre here, so I came across and soon realised that the main employment here was surfing, so I started the course to get another feather in my cap.”The course, which is assessed by a surf and beach lifeguard theory and an exam, lasts for 27 weeks and Kelly admitted it felt good to complete the course. “It felt good for the beach lifeguard because I struggled with my swimming, not so much in the sea, but in the swimming pool I wasn’t great, but when I completed it, it was a very good sense of achievement. “I have done a lot of instructorship in the past like kayaking skiing, rock climbing, so I was delighted, as I said before, to add another feather to the cap.”Visit www.donegaletb.ie to find more information about the surf and outdoor activity instructor courses and PLC courses at Finn Valley College Stranorlar and Errigal College Letterkenny starting in the coming weeks or email [email protected] with course inquiries.Specific skills courses (surf instructor and beach lifeguard and outdoor activity instructor traineeship) are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Adventure-seekers surf into new careers with Donegal ETB was last modified: September 19th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bundorancareersDonegal ETBeducationjobsPLCsports educationsurfingtraining
Blue Devils rout Stevens Point, play Plover in winner’s bracket game ThursdayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTEVENS POINT — The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 baseball team rolled to another victory in the Class AAA American Legion regional at Bukolt Park on Wednesday, blasting host Stevens Point 13-5 to improve to 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament.Bobby Pilz earned the win for the Blue Devils (22-6), allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Jake Brueggen picked up the save as he gave up just one run over the final 3 2/3 innings.Jack Donahue smacked a home run, walked three times, and scored four runs for Marshfield. Donahue also hit a home run in the Blue Devils’ 17-2 win over Wisconsin Rapids in their regional opener on Tuesday.Marshfield blew open a tight game with a five-run sixth inning and added three more in the seventh to go on top 13-4.Marshfield moves on to a winners’ bracket game against Plover (21-9) at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. The winner moves into the championship round on Friday, and the loser will play again at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the Stevens Point-D.C. Everest game, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.Plover outlasted Wausau 8-7 in 11 innings earlier Wednesday, and Everest beat Wisconsin Rapids 5-4 in 10 innings. Wausau and Rapids were eliminated from the tournament.The champion of the tournament qualifies for the Class AAA Wisconsin State American Legion Baseball Tournament on July 28-31 at Watertown.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Blue Devils 13, Sixers 5Stevens Point 000 220 010 – 5Marshfield 040 105 30x – 13WP: Bobby Pilz (5 1/3 inn.). SV: Jake Brueggen (3 2/3 inn.).Records: Stevens Point 16-11; Marshfield 22-6.2015 Class AAA American Legion Baseball RegionalJuly 21-24, at Bukolt Park, Stevens PointTuesday, July 21Plover 14, D.C. Everest 4Marshfield 17, Wisconsin Rapids 2Stevens Point 5, Wausau 4Wednesday, July 22D.C. Everest 5, Wisconsin Rapids 4 (10 inn.)Plover 8, Wausau 7 (11 inn.)Marshfield 13, Stevens Point 5Thursday, July 23D.C. Everest vs. Stevens Point, 1:30 p.m.Plover vs. Marshfield, 4:30 p.m.Winner of 1:30 p.m. game vs. Loser of 4:30 p.m. game, 7:30 p.m.Friday, July 24Championship games, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (if necessary)
For the City TimesWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will be well-represented at the 2019 Major League Dreams Showcase in Madison, with six players headed to the event hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Aug. 6.The Dreams Showcase features 100 of the top prospects from around the Northwoods League, selected by major-league scouts. The participants form four teams of prospects to work out and play a doubleheader, giving the selected Rafters a unique opportunity to perform in front of professional scouts.Right-handed pitchers Jimmy Borzone, Brayden Bonner, and Zack Hunsicker will represent a Rafters pitching staff that holds the second-lowest ERA in the league. Infielder Edarian Williams and outfielder Davion Downey were also selected. CJ Willis earned a spot in the prestigious event, but will not be participating due to injury.Borzone, a sophomore from Dixie State, boasts a 1.42 ERA and has 28 strikeouts with five saves this summer. Brayden Bonner, also a Dixie State product, leads the team with six saves and holds a 1.71 ERA with a 3-1 record out of the bullpen. Central Florida’s Zack Hunsicker has 16 strikeouts in eight appearances.After a stellar freshman season at UNLV, Williams is hitting .241 with 14 RBIs and 20 walks. Downey has driven in 18 runs while hitting .356 for Rapids. The Baylor sophomore has a .477 on-base percentage and 12 stolen bases.
9 April 2009A quiet revolution is building ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. Stroke by stroke, note by note, thousands of singers, painters and other artists are plying their trade with a strong focus on the upcoming event.The KZN Gallery in Glenwood is currently hosting All Eyes in African, a magnificent exhibition of mosaics by Mbhekeni Mbili which carry a 2010-theme. Last year, the gallery hosted artist Sicelo Ziqubu’s 2010-themed papier-mache decorated thrones. In the poverty-stricken Cape Town suburb of Tafelsig, resident Desmond Kannemeyer is removing gangster grafitti from the walls of his neighbourhood, planning to replace them with giant 2010-themed murals.Tomas Majebe from Cameroon is selling magnificent oil-on-canvas 2010 stadium paintings at flea markets in the Western Cape.Pretoria jeweler Ceciwe Khonje has launched a range of (Fifa-approved) 2010 white gold cufflinks.In Garangkuwa, Peter Malherbe builds model 2010 stadiums out of match sticks. In Polokwane, Joe Moyo is doing the same but with wire and beads.A Port Elizabeth-based ostrich-hide exporter has sealed a deal with a Mexican to have soccer boots made out of ostrich leather – a world first, just in time for Africa’s first World Cup.In Cape Town, Adam Carnegie and his team are churning out kelp (seaweed) vuvuzelas – the trumpet of choice for South African fans. Around the country, thousands of makaraba football helmets are being manufactured.Fifa Media Officer Delia Fischer says there is a golden opportunity for South Africans to capitalise on the 2010 World Cup.“European and English fans won’t want to buy 2010 memorabilia, they will want to buy something African to remind them of the good time they had here,” says Fischer. “South Africa must decide what it wants to show the world.”Certainly, if we get this right, the World Cup will fuel an enormous industry on the sidelines of the month-long event.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus MikeArrington thinks Tim O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 meme map should be simpler and Dave Winer responds,saying it’s a complicated self-serving meme and pointing out that the map doesn’t includeRSS. I’ve been looking at the meme map closely, while working on the latest chapter of Josh’s and my O’Reilly book on Web 2.0 (so yes, I’msomewhat biased in responding to Dave’s post). I agree with Mike that we need to distilthe meme map down into less complicated language. Concepts such as “Architecture ofParticipation” and “cost-effective scalability” carry with them a lot of meaning, butthey’re not easily grasped. So I need to find a simpler way to explain them in thebook.The way I am approaching this dilemma is to use case studies and real life exampleswhenever possible in the book. So for example when I discussed the Architecture ofParticipation, I described it in part as “the value of user contributions to a Web 2.0application – based on the ability for users to easily participate in a system” and Iused Amazon book reviews and eBay auctions as examples.As Dave said, “it’s hard work to make things really simple” and I’m certainly findingthat to be the case in writing a book about Web 2.0. That’s probably true for anynon-fiction book though – the writer gets to the heart of the matter by relating things to reallife and describing the simple things well. That’s why I love Tom Wolfe’s and Michael Lewis’books so much.Finally, Dave ends his post today with this: “Web 2.0 is really simple, it’s RSS 2.0.”Well I have to disagree with that 🙂 RSS is a very important enabling technology of Web2.0, definitely. But Web 2.0 is much more than RSS. It’s about people using the Web as a platform to build on. RSS is one of the tools we use to dothat, but there are others – APIs, AJAX, REST, XHTML/CSS, etc.Actually when it comes down to it, Web 2.0 is really about normal everyday people using the Web and creating things on it – forget the acronyms.UPDATE: Susan Mernit said it way better than me: “The enduring lesson of all of the social media and emerging technologies is that we’ve created an a la carte, do it yourself platform where users can engage with sophisticatedforms of search, feeds, metadata and APIs, social networks and identity, and commerce and fill these vessels with their own information–And that’s the heart of the revolution, IMHO.” Tags:#web#Web Development A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Amid celebrity appearances, OS X updates, and Apple’s various ways of coming after your wallet, the company slid in a brief mention of its plans for Swift on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference—and it’s a doozy. Among other things, the company is open-sourcing the second version of its programming language. In other words, the company will make Swift’s source code freely available, which means others may be able to redistribute it and even modify it. See also: What’s New In iOS 9“We’re stepping on the gas this year with Swift 2,” said Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi. “We think Swift is the next big programming language, the one we will all do application and systems programming on for 20 years to come. We think it should be everywhere and used by everyone.” That’s an interesting turn of events for a company known largely for restrictions and a rather closed attitude toward the people who make apps for its platforms. But the company has been loosening up lately—over the past year, in particular. Now it will liberate its programming language. Despite the short shrift the news got at WWDC, that’s a major turn of events for the app makers who stock its App Store. Moving Swiftly AlongIntroduced last year, Swift aims to make app writing both faster and easier. Creating a language specifically to accelerate app creation makes sense for a company whose platforms are largely powered by apps. According to Apple, some high-profile ones you’ve likely used have been written in Swift, including LinkedIn, Yahoo Weather, and Hipmunk, among others. With the newly announced Swift 2, Apple aims to make the app-making process even better. Thanks to better debugging and error handling, along with syntax improvements, developers will get tools to help deal with or even prevent problems before they start. See also: App Makers Now Have More Access To The Guts Of The Apple WatchWhen it goes open source, developers will be able to dig into the source code, so there are no surprises. They may even be able to customize their own software development tools for different environments—in other words, Swift applications running in non-Apple environments. Apple itself announced that Swift will come to Linux, proving that the iPhone maker has been thinking along that line. If this move amount to a grand unshackling for developers, it’s not entirely surprising, if you look at all the new areas Apple has been pushing into. Remember: Before last year, HealthKit, HomeKit, the Apple Watch, even Swift itself, didn’t exist (at least in the public eye). The company has been pushing new and bigger-than-ever iPhones, CarPlay systems and likely a new—and still forthcoming—Apple TV product and app eco-system. Apple doesn’t just want to make them fly; it wants them to soar, and it seems to realize, perhaps more than ever, that it will take apps to get them off the ground and keep them afloat. Opening UpIt’s worth noting, of course, that Apple still holds the reins on App Store approvals and iOS development. But its rigid, iron grip has been loosening, as its courtship of developers makes steady progress. Between the bevy of Android software tools Google just unleashed at its recent Google I/O conference and Apple’s latest moves at WWDC, it seems like quite a good time to be a developer. Last year with iOS 8, Apple gave app makers more access than ever before. The company effectively lowered the sandbox walls, so apps can communicate with each other, and offered more access to core iOS features. With iOS 9, developers get even more room to innovate. Apple now offers deeper access to sensors and other hardware, as well as fundamentals in the iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 operating systems. By going the open-source route, the company has a new way to court developers, while ensuring that Swift gets plenty of eyes on it—which should presumably help ferret out security vulnerabilities. (That’s important, considering how many areas of our lives Apple wants to get a grip on.) Now able to look deep into the heart of the programming language, developers could also feasibly extend it however they please and even help shape how it will evolve. If given the chance, many app makers likely will. According to Stack Overflow’s 2015 developer survey of 26,086 people from 157 countries, Swift—at 77.6%—was the “most-loved” language, as measured by the number of developers currently working it or interested in continuing development with it in the future. Those numbers could even swell further at the end of the year. That’s when Apple will set its code—and to a lesser, but still important degree, its developers—free. Screen captures by Adriana Lee and Richard Procter for ReadWrite Tags:#WWDC 2015 These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Con… Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… richard procter Related Posts How AI is Learning to Play with Words
(AP) – The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing new rules on the handling of deer carcasses in an effort to combat chronic wasting disease.The Springfield News-Leader reports that the department’s Conservation Commission is seeking public comments through early August on the proposed regulations that would further restrict how deer carcasses are transported. The rules also outline how meat processors and taxidermists should dispose of deer parts.The fatal deer disease has been detected in 16 Missouri counties.Department official Jason Sumners says the agency has found new cases that suggest the disease isn’t being spread by the natural movement of deer, but rather by people.The commission will decide whether to approve, alter or reject the proposed regulations on Aug. 23. If approved, the regulations would go into effect Feb. 29, 2020.
(AP) Britain’s Parliament will attempt to defy Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans on Wednesday as lawmakers seek a way out of the impasse that has gripped the nation since the 2016 vote to leave the European Union.The House of Commons is confronting Johnson over his insistence that the U.K. leave the EU on Oct. 31 even without a withdrawal agreement to cushion the economic blow. On Wednesday, it will consider a measure that will try to block a departure without a deal.Johnson has said he will seek a general election if the lawmakers succeed, taking his message directly to the people in his bid to deliver Brexit, come what may.But it is unclear whether he will have the votes for such a move. On Tuesday, Johnson lost his first vote in Parliament since becoming prime minister in July and has seen his tenuous grip on power weakened by defections from his party that cost him his working majority.