A Tribe Called Quest Will Make An Appearance in NYC This Friday

first_imgThe world was shocked when A Tribe Called Quest announced that they would return with a new album after an eighteen-year lay-off. The album was conceived when the group reunited in 2014, and it was no surprise to see it released just three days after the Presidential election. Race and social injustice are main themes of the new album, addressed with the lyrical eloquence for which ATCQ is known.In support of this new album, and its message, A Tribe Called Quest will make an appearance in New York City this Friday as the guests of hip-hop journalist Elliot Wilson for the CRWN interview series. The event will feature a long conversation with members that we expect to stimulate socially conscious dialogues amongst the hip-hop leaders. The newly announced event will take place at New York City’s Webster Hall this Friday, November 18, in the Marlin Room. The event sold out in minutes, but will most likely be recorded like most other of Wilson’s “CRWN” interviews.The group have only reunited once since the release of their new record on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. They performed two songs from the new album, “We The People….” and “The Space Program.” Watch the new track’s only live performance below:This morning, they shared a trailer for the upcoming music video for this song. Peep this:last_img read more

Notre Dame E2E group develops novel housing solution for Haiti

first_imgIn response to the 2010 earthquake, members of the Notre Dame engineering department formed “Engineering2Empower,” or E2E, a housing initiative with the goal of designing safe and affordable houses that Haitian families can buy from Haitian businesses.Following a investigatory mission to Haiti in March 2010, Notre Dame faculty members Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Alexandros Taflanidis, with graduate student Dustin Mix, created the group, which works with local families and builders to meet specific housing needs.“It was possible to just write a [reconnaissance] report and let that be the end of it,” Mix, current in-country director of E2E, said. “Or we could try and go the long road and actually do something about what we saw.”Kijewski-Correa, associate professor of engineering, said the group felt a stronger call to help the people of Haiti rather than simply analyze and evaluate the problems facing their community.“Many other groups did the recon and left,” Kijewski-Correa said.  “We didn’t leave. We all became engineers to serve society in some way, and these were the populations that were really faceless and voiceless.“We weren’t going to just study the problem. We were going to try and solve it.”An estimated 1.3 million Haitian people were left homeless after the earthquake, primarily because of the poor quality of Haitian home construction, according to a University press release.“Lasting solutions to infrastructure problems in the developing world can only be established through true and bold innovations that can build capacity and empower the local population,” E2E’s website states. “Failure to do so … can ultimately perpetuate the dependence on foreign aid.”Taflanidis, associate professor of engineering, said foreign aid is a part of the solution for Haiti but not a full remedy.“The aid is needed, but it doesn’t solve the problem,” Taflanidis said. “It just puts a patch over it. Now, four years later, we’re seeing Haitians starting to build their homes in exactly the same ways they were building before.”At the end of last semester, Notre Dame graduate and undergraduate students constructed two prototypes of the Haitian home designs on campus. These prototypes are showcased at the E2E Expo Open Houses before home football games.“The design we are promoting is a concrete frame with panels,” Taflanidis said. “At Notre Dame, we tried to replicate the conditions in Haiti by having our undergrads, untrained and unskilled laborers, make and install the panels.”According to E2E’s website, an estimated 600 thousand Haitian homes still need to be reconstructed due to damage from the earthquake.“As much as I would love to build 600 thousand homes, I am equally honored to build 10 homes that are built in a way that will still be used 10 years from now and will have long term sustainable impacts,” Kijewski-Correa said.Mix said E2E worked with a Haitian family to build the first demonstration home in the city of Léogâne in 2014. E2E plans to construct five more demonstration homes with financially eligible Haitian families throughout 2015.“This could be a 10- or 15-year process because we’re not just building houses,” Mix said. “We’re helping to create a housing market in Haiti with the ultimate goal of empowering and being able to step back and leave everything in the hands of the Haitians.”Kijewski-Correa said Notre Dame and its community could play a vital role in continuing E2E’s work in Haiti.“We’re taking things one house at a time,” she said.  “All we hope for now is that alumni and students will hear the story and join us in this opportunity for change, in what I feel like is Notre Dame’s unique responsibility in the world.”Tags: College of Engineering, E2E, engineering, Engineering2Empower, Haiti, houseslast_img read more

Kids’ TV Habits alarm researchers

first_imgStuff.co.nz 11 April 2014Two-thirds of Kiwi toddlers have their eyes glued to electronic screens for at least part of every day.The study, Growing Up in New Zealand, tracked the development of approximately 7000 Kiwi children.It found that 71 per cent of toddlers are watching TV, with 64 per cent watching up to three hours daily.The recommended amount is nil screen time for kids under 2.STUDY FINDINGS71 per cent watched some TV, DVDs or videos on any given day.75 per cent spent up to one hour on a computer/laptop, including children’s systems such as Leapfrog, daily.52 per cent listened to CDs, iPods and MP3 players.72 per cent spent up to one hour playing electronic gaming devices.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/9929136/New-world-of-screen-time-for-kids-may-leave-data-outdatedlast_img read more

Gardai hunt for two men after vicious assault

first_imgGardai are hunting for two young men who viciously attacked a man at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny leaving him with serious injuries.The savage assault happened around 3am on Friday morning last, August 9th.Two men, wearing tracksuits, attacked a man and kicked and punched him a number of times leaving him in a serious condition. Gardai say the attack may have its origins in another incident which took place earlier the previous evening at Market Square in the town.Gardai in Letterkenny are appealing for anybody who may know anything about this attack to contact them. Gardai hunt for two men after vicious assault was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:attackGardailetterkennylast_img read more

South African women in arts honoured

first_img15 September 2015The winners list at the Mbokodo Awards reads like the ultimate who’s who of creative South African women.“The awards are a huge applause for women. It celebrates the incredible things they do to advance our heritage,” said executive producer Carol Bouwer on SABC news.The awards, which were handed out on 11 September, are held to “celebrate and acknowledge women who have not only articulated the aspirations of the South African people but have also fortified their democracy by empowering communities and individuals through their art”, reads the official awards website.Through your work as artists we must celebrate”HER stories” not just”HIStory” -Susan Shabangu,Min Of Women in the Presidency#Mbokodoawards— BUSISWA (@BusiswaNgoku)September 11, 2015The 20 awards categories, falling under the arts, culture, and heritage umbrella, are judged through a peer review mechanism.The winners in each category were:Women in Indigenous Arts: Helen SebidiPromotion of Language and Story Telling: Nise MalangeCreative Writing: Lauren BeukesPoetry: Mbali VilakaziCreative Photography: Lindeka QampiVisual Arts: Berni SearleArchitecture: Nadia TrompCreative Design: Thandiwe TshabalalaFashion Design and Innovation: Hangwani NengovhelaDance: Dada MasiloOpera: Goitsemang LehobyeTheatre: Maralin VanrenenComedy: Irit NobleWomen in Film: Ryley GrunenwaldWomen in Jazz: Thandi NtuliMusic: Zolani MaholaPromotion of Arts in the Media: Brenda SisaneArts Ambassador: Yvonne Chaka ChakaArts Ambassador: Marianne FasslerLifetime Achievement Award: Thandi Klaasen and Dr Thembeka Nkamba van WykPhoto of the year! SA Stalwarts. What an honour#mbokodoawards.Presidency support….pic.twitter.com/MGzhhbowoW— Vuma Reputation (@janinehills)September 11, [email protected]@GautengProvince @namhlasiqaza We here celebrating the #WomenintheArts2015#MbokodoAwardspic.twitter.com/DGDaRuCGla— Mash (@MashuduMag)September 11, 2015SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Israel 2.0

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts During the 1990s and early 2000s, Israelis were considered gurus in technology, research, and innovation. While the dot-com boom infused the offices of San Francisco with color, creativity, hope, and foosball tables, Israelis were hard at work in a fairly strict environment creating and developing digital infrastructure, inventing new approaches to network security, and leading the field in hardware-oriented projects.There was a myth that Israelis were not very good at creating consumer-facing products. Notwithstanding their creation of ICQ, Israelis were known as engineers and researchers who did well within the confines of a lab but not so well when reaching out to end consumers. Over the last couple of years, though, the high-tech industry in Israel has gone through dramatic changes. Previously, many Israeli startups had hired or outsourced their marketing efforts to the US or Europe, while keeping the R&D departments in Israel. However following the dot-com bust of 2000, and given the recent economic downturn, companies in Israel can no longer rely on off-shore offices and expensive staff. Moreover, more and more local companies are feeling confident and even excelling in handling their own marketing, sales, business development, media outreach, and content.The stars of the Israeli tech scene were once companies like Comverse and Amdocs. Now, we’re seeing an influx of great Web 2.0 media and social startups, such as:FoxyTunes, the Firefox plugin that allows users to control iTunes directly from their browser, and which was acquired by Yahoo for a reported $30 million;MyHeritage , the world’s largest family network, which has already documented over 330 million family members and is reportedly bringing in some of the highest revenue of any Israeli Web startup;Kaltura, an open-source platform for the creation and consumption of rich-media Web applications, whose clients include Wikipedia, Universal Studios, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi.So, what’s in store for Israel’s startup world?Israel succeeds by blending the old with the new. The country will continue to exploit its innate talent for research and development and continue to make inroads with social media applications, all the while sticking to intensive, customer-driven products.A few Israeli newborns to keep your eyes on:SimilarWeb, an intelligent add-on that sits in your browser and provides easy access to websites with similar content;Boxee, a cross-platform freeware media center with social networking features and a 10-foot user interface design for the living-room TV;CamSpace, a new interface for computer games that uses innovative computer vision technology that allows everyone with a webcam to play games Wii-style;Vetrina’s, a virtual window-shopping platform that transforms the online shopping experience.The glue holding this generation of Israeli startups together is that while the companies are now all consumer- and media-related, they have a more technological edge than can be found in companies elsewhere. You can take the engineers out of the lab, but you can’t take the lab out of the engineers.Guest author Ayelet Noff is one of Israel’s most renowned bloggers. She is also the founder and CEO of Blonde 2.0, a full consultancy firm whose mission is to help brands understand how to use social media tools (social networks, the blogosphere, and social software) effectively in order to carry their messages across the globe. guest author 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#international#web last_img read more

Vlogging Tips for Using Music in Youtube Videos

first_imgAspiring Vloggers and content creators, check out these tips for using music in YouTube videos by Cinecom.All images via Cinecom and PremiumBeat.Ever wonder what a day in the life of a YouTube vlogger is like? Well, the good people at Cinecom have the answer. In their “Day in the Life” post, Cinecom founder/host/producer Jordy Vandeput offers a glimpse into his day-to-day YouTube vlogging life in Belgium.Aside from the typical YouTube tropes and clever jokes, Vandeput drops some knowledge on how he and his creative team work from project to project to create quality content that resonates with audiences on YouTube — specifically how he uses music to help him day in and day out.Fill Out Your Brand with MusicMusic can help you with branding. For example, we at our channel, we use one particular song throughout all of our videos. This kind of helps us with our identity of our videos, with our branding.For YouTubers, creating a strong brand for your channel is key to growing an audience and building a following. YouTubers, like Cinecom, work hard to solidify everything from logos, colors, and fonts as well as production elements and styles. One of the best ways to establish a professional brand is to have a strong musical element that is all yours.Cinecom also points out that when you purchase a royalty-free license, you can use the track time and time again in your channel.Use Music to Set a MoodThis is a day in my life, so I wanted to choose music which reflects a certain style of mood and feeling that fits my day.To illustrate his point about how music can help your video, Vandeput pulls it from the video to show what it sounds like without any music. You can feel the difference immediately. As Vandeput states, his music choice was specific — he wanted to elicit a certain style and mood.YouTube-Specific PlaylistsAs Vandeput points out in the video, PremiumBeat is a sponsor of Cinecom and helps make their YouTube content possible. Using PremiumBeat for music (for YouTubers like Cinecom) is actually quite easy, given the highly searchable library and the quality of tracks. But perhaps the most helpful assets are the playlists available online. These playlists, Vandeput points out, even include YouTube-specific tracks which you can check out here.To check out the track used in the video, click here, and be sure to subscribe to Cinecom’s YouTube page.last_img read more

Bolt a Great Role Model – Minister Grange

first_imgMinister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says sprint icon Usain Bolt stands as a symbol of hard work and success, which young Jamaicans can emulate.Describing the Olympic champion as a “great role model”, the Minister said, like Bolt, youth should focus on their goals and exercise discipline.“Young people must learn, as he said, to ‘take it step by step’. Work hard, be disciplined, and you will achieve your goals,” she noted.Ms Grange was speaking to JIS News at a press conference for the 2017 JN Racers Grand Prix, held on June 8 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Earlier in the press conference, Bolt had given the “step by step” advice for young athletes.Meanwhile, the Sports Minister informed journalists that the statue commissioned by the Government to honour the track and field legend is ready.She said Bolt and his team have looked at it and they “are very happy with it”.“It is going to be a great attraction. People all over the world will want to view it; there is a possibility that smaller versions of the statue could become available,” the Minister informed.The Racers Grand Prix, slated for the National Stadium in St. Andrew on Saturday (June 10), will feature some of the world’s top athletes.It is being held under the banner ‘Salute to a Legend’, in honour of Bolt, who has signalled that he will be retiring from competition this year.The sprint icon, who is expected to run his last race on Jamaican soil at the Grand Prix, said charitable projects will be among his areas of focus when he retires.“That is excellent,” Ms. Grange said in commending the focus.She noted that she has been in discussion with Bolt and his management “to see how we can partner to leverage his legendary status”, noting that he can make a significant contribution to the country’s creative economy.last_img read more

Still smokey fiery in Jubilee Gardens say officials

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 6, 2017 – Nassau – The fire, at last check was still blazing in Jubilee Gardens and the fire chief says though the smoke colour has changed; the fire is still a major hazard, too dangerous for residents and his team is still focused on containing it.  These reports are not uncommon in other jurisdictions today either as in South Florida, there are similar stories of the whipping winds making it difficult for fire crews.The winds are expected to remain brisk until at least tomorrow according to forecasts.  And the fire is hard to tame; it crept into the school yard there at the Acquinas College; the Catholic board of Education says the school will remain closed tomorrow.To ensure homes which had to be abandoned are not targeted for crime, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force was on guard throughout the night and will continue their watch.  Five pets were taken in at the Human Society.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more