Watch Chris Thile, Richard Dworsky, and The First-Call Radio Players Cover Vulfpeck

first_imgIn November of 2017, the critically acclaimed national radio show, A Prairie Home Companion–now known as Live From Here–broadcasted from San Diego Civic Theatre, inviting comedian Maria Bamford and musical acts Nickel Creek and Fantastic Negrito to appear during the two-hour program. One particularly special moment during the show was when Chris Thile with Richard Dworsky and The First-Call Radio Players (composed of Brittany Haas, fiddle; Chris Eldridge, guitar; Alan Hampton, bass; and Ted Poor, percussion) covered “Fugue State” off Vulfpeck’s 2014 album by the same name.With Chris Thile at the helm on the mandolin, the cover is truly a treat, particularly considering Vulfpeck’s meteoric ascent as one of the most-buzzed-about acts not only in the scene but in the music industry at large. Watch Chris Thile, Richard Dworsky, and The First-Call Radio Players’ cover of Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State” on A Prairie Home Companion below.[Video: A Prairie Home Companion]last_img read more

Agricultural technology

first_imgRemote-controlled helicopters, unmanned aircraft equipped with imaging sensors; welcome to the future of agriculture.Farmers and technology experts from across the Southeast got a glimpse of the future last week at the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Unmanned Systems in Agriculture Conference at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Unmanned vehicle developers hope the new technologies will make farming more cost effective, and better for society and the environment. “This unmanned aerial systems conference is really important because it’s highlighting existing technology, which can have immediate impact on agriculture,” said Joe West, assistant dean of the UGA Tifton Campus. “It’s demonstrating how unmanned aerial systems, which were developed with military applications, are transferring that technology over to agriculture where we’re essentially using those systems as platforms to carry technology to monitor crops and many other things; disease, drought, mineral deficiencies.”Unmanned autonomous systems are becoming more common place as a tool for farmers, according to the Association of the Unmanned Vehicle Systems, also known as AUVSI. Scientists are already using remote-controlled helicopters to detect diseases in farmers’ fields. Unmanned helicopters are also popular in Japan where more than 2,300 are used to spray rice fields and keep a close watch on the health of crops.“Agriculture is very technology-oriented,” West said. “We’re very advanced from the science standpoint, technology standpoint, even business standpoint. It’s going to be another tool that lets us reach further, make decisions better and then respond quicker.”One of the remote-controlled helicopters at the conference Thursday, the Aerobot 100, was designed to be used as an eye in the sky for the military, police or fire department. With a camera attached on its bottom, the Air Robot 100 allows its user to get a bird’s eye view of areas that are otherwise inaccessible. For example, it would provide another set of eyes for the fire department to see how many people are trapped in a burning building. Producers who farm large fields could use the machine to inspect crops for insect or disease damage. Using the Air Robot 100 could help farmers identify an emerging insect or disease problems before it’s spotted by crop scouts. “This is not specifically an agricultural UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) but it has a lot of potential. I think it’s representative of the class of UAVs that people who may come to this conference wouldn’t have known about,” said David Price, a senior research technologist with Georgia Tech. Price operated the Aerobot 100 with a remote control that also displayed video of what was being filmed.More and more universities around the country are studying unmanned aerial vehicle technology in agriculture. Highlighted by AUVSI, Virginia Tech uses unmanned aerial vehicles to locate microbes in the atmosphere that could lead to plant diseases. The research conducted will be used to create an early warning system for pathogens.As fewer people work on the farm, adopting these new technologies could play a key role in the success of farms everywhere.“It makes our farms more efficient. It makes them more sustainable and environmentally friendly,” West said. “Change is difficult. Adopting new technologies is difficult, especially if you’re older and haven’t been exposed to technology as much … “Adoption is more difficult. However, there’s one thing that makes adoption easy, and that’s if it makes money.”last_img read more

TAGS – Trophies For The Team Help Build Self Esteem

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0 If you’re a parent, you know growing up is hard. A child’s mind and body are always changing, and learning how to adapt to these changes can be incredibly stressful. Children can feel pressure from all aspects of their life: to succeed in school, to succeed at sports, to succeed at making friends. It is important for you to look for ways to let children know that they’re appreciated and can succeed, and trophies are a tried and true way to help.Commemorating a child’s achievements impacts them in several positive ways. It creates a memory for the child. Children will display their trophies proudly, and any time they see these awards, they will remember the story associated with them. It also provides the child a tangible object that they can feel proud of. It is not merely something given to them, but rather something they earned due to their achievements and skill. This encourages children to take pride in themselves, developing self-esteem. Perhaps most importantly, receiving a trophy, medal, or award is fun! Everybody loves the opportunity to be honored for their achievements, and children are no different.Friendly competition is a great motivator to improve one’s skill in a given area. The competitive spirit encourages children and adults alike to try their hardest. However, children appreciate tangible rewards for their hard work. A medal, trophy, or other award is a great way to give children something to strive for.All kids can benefit from receiving awards and medals in their life. Awards are a great way of acknowledging them for their hard work. Customized trophies, awards and medals from TAGS Awards & Specialties can help motivate your child, create a proud memory, and improve their self-esteem.last_img read more

Glitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special

first_imgStudents from Coláiste Ailigh celebrated their prom on Thursday last – with plenty of glitz and glam on display.The night of fun made for a great occasion in the Castle Grove Country House Hotel in Letterkenny.Clive Wasson was in attendance to capture some of the best moments. The class of 2019 at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonDiarmaid O’Cathal and Cara McNulty at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonAmber Hegarty and Sean Devenney at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonClaire McGettigan and Airlaigh McGinely at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonRonan McGeehan and Lauren Hall at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFriends together at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFun poses at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGirls having a ball at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGlitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Sunderland v QPR line-ups: Robinson out, Manning in, Sunderland star starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesRyan Manning and Idrissa Sylla start at the Stadium of Light for QPR, who are without Jack Robinson.In-form defender Robinson misses out after breaking a bone in his hand ahead of the game.Sylla starts up front along with Jamie Mackie, with Conor Washington among the Rangers substitutes.Joel Lynch also starts for the R’s, who are without defenders Steven Caulker, Nedum Onuoha, Grant Hall and James Perch.For Sunderland, fit-again winger Duncan Watmore starts and Lewis Grabban is on the bench after recovering from a hamstring problem.Sunderland: Steele, Jones, Matthews, O’Shea, Oviedo, Cattermole, Ndong, Honeyman, Eatmore, McGeady, Vaughan.Subs: Ruiter, Grabban, Williams, Gibson, McManaman, Gooch, Love.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Manning, Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Lumley, Washington, Furlong, Smith, Ngbakoto, Osayi-Samuel, Wheeler. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Born to Succeed Women upskills job seekers

first_imgSandiso Sibisi and several of her co-workers are volunteers for a project that teaches unemployed women life skills and how to find jobs.Sandiso Sibisi, who is passionate about education, founded Born to Succeed Women to curb unemployment among young women through mentorship, life skills and job seeking. (Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanBorn to Succeed Women has taught life skills and job seeking to 150 unemployed women in the five years since it was established. Of them, 120 women are now employed. Sandiso Sibisi, a management consultant at Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a global practice within Accenture, is the founder of the programme.Sibisi, who holds a BCom (Hons) in information systems from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, says the programme is open to young unemployed women who have passed Grade 12. They are assigned a mentor from the Women’s Forum of Accenture for 12 months. This helps the women to set goals and seek employment.The programme started in Gauteng. Sibisi, a Play Your Part ambassador, said she had received requests from women who had not passed Grade 12 to join the programme, as well as requests from women in other provinces.She said the initiative had recently launched the pilot of the mobile application Khweza, which gives people access to information relating to job hunting. Journalist Melissa Javan spoke to Sibisi about Born to Succeed Women.Melissa Javan: What led to your founding the initiative Born to Succeed Women?Sandiso Sibisi: Born to Succeed Women started five years ago. I grew up in a township, seeing a lot of women unemployed. I wanted to help them, but I didn’t know how. As I got older, I learned what the statistics said.MJ: Where did you start?SS: I watched people who had initiatives with the themes being women leadership and women empowerment. I replicated their model. [Through asking questions] I started to understand why women were unemployed; the human resources officer also gave me insight in it. I also found that there was readily available information about this.MJ: How old are the women you help?SS: They are women who are post-matric. So these are young women between 18 and 35 years old.MJ: Where do you find these women?SS: We get women through various existing non-governmental organisations and also get referrals from our Facebook and Twitter pages.MJ: Did you do this on your own when you started?SS: I started the initiative alone, and then we grew to team of three people. Women volunteer through Accenture. There is a full-time resource – someone who does our administration. There are six people on the team now.MJ: How many women have you helped through Born to Succeed Women and how many now have jobs?SS: A total of 150 have gone through the programme of whom 120 are employed. When I say employed, I mean through volunteering, learnerships, internship or permanently employed. We know they want a permanent job, because of the security, but for us the experience matters the most. It is important to start small.MJ: In which sectors do the women find work?SS: Mostly the IT sector; we have just started working in agriculture.MJ: Tell us about the process of the Born to Succeed Women programme.SS: It is a 12 month programme called a cohort. This is where the women are mentored by Accenture professional women. We also have workshops every second month and fun events once in a while. They get training in CV writing, interview skills, work ethics, financial management, communications and entrepreneurship.MJ: Have any of the women become entrepreneurs following your programme?SS: One of the women who went through the 2013 cohort has her own business in Alexandra, in Johannesburg. She started off in a chef-learnership. We had a partnership with Sun International, which gave her the work experience. She now owns a catering business.MJ: You said in a radio interview that lack of knowledge was a reason why people could not find jobs. Do you have any advice on empowering oneself to gain knowledge.SS: People underestimate what they can do with a smart phone. It can open so much to you. You can get qualified by doing free online courses. It can be an education game changer if you use your smart phone in a way that it is not just for Facebook and Twitter.MJ: Do you only work in Gauteng?SS: Our last intake in Gauteng was in 2015. We still do workshops there, but we’re no longer doing cohorts there. We found that there were a lot of organisations running programmes like this here in Gauteng. We have expanded to Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal and our workshops there focus on mentorship. Two of our members are based in KwaZulu-Natal. We also have people in Limpopo who mobilise people with whom we can work.MJ: You’re a Play Your Part ambassador. Why do you think that every South African should play their role in society to make the country a better place?SS: We cannot rely on the government alone to make a change. We have to be responsible citizens. This is our home and our future is here.MJ: How do you feel about Born to Succeed Women?SS: The little we have done has been life changing. You become humble because you realise how fortunate you are. Being fortunate means you have a certain privilege. You need to share what you have.MJ: What are your highlights?SS: The completion of the three cohorts in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Moving the initiative to Limpopo is also a highlight, because we are not based there. We are doing this out of our comfort zone. The project in Limpopo is called the Young Women in Sustainable Development Goal Women Leadership Programme.Source: Born to Succeed Women, International Research and Exchanges Board Inc, and Accenture.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Liaise: Possibly The Coolest Email Add-On Ever (Video)

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Product Reviews#web Liaise is an email add-on launching today that analyzes the free-text contents of your emails as you write them for task-related information, including assignee, deadline and priority. It then helps you manage all your tasks in an interface beside your email inbox, pulling up all the emails associated with a particular task or person you’re set to meet with, automatically.This impressive tool is launching today at the DEMO conference, where it may very well steal the show. Liaise is currently available only for Outlook, but if you’re an Outlook user then it’s worth your time to download. Outlook user or not, you’ll want to check out the video demonstration below.I really hope that this product will support GMail sometime soon (perhaps with some Google Gears integration?) but for now this is the first software in a long time that’s made me give Windows a second look. This level of automated task-tracking and organization, with minimal interruption to your existing work-flow, has got to offer a competitive advantage. The elegance of the real-time analysis and the usefulness of the language processing, at least in theory on the day the product launches, is the kind of experience that reminds us how much innovation is still possible.The first 200 ReadWriteWeb readers who click this link will get access to download the application. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

WATCH: LeBron James, Cavaliers take NYC subway

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. While waiting at the 34th Street-Penn Station platform just below the Garden, James revealed that it was his first time riding the subway in NYC.ADVERTISEMENT Cariño named Perpetual Help volleyball director, women’s coach Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES A subway rider sitting beside James, though, looked uncomfortable being filmed and had to transfer seats.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img “Trying to look like a real citizen, man,” J.R. Smith said in the video posted on NBA’s Instagram.While onboard the train, James continued documenting their quick trip on video, looking ecstatic about taking a “different mode of transporation.” Just @KingJames & the @cavs making the Monday morning NY subway commute. NBD. pic.twitter.com/kfCSNH1ghQ— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) November 13, 2017Between a 45-minute bus ride and a six-minute subway trip, it was an easy choice for the Cleveland Cavaliers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron James and the visiting Cavaliers had to take the New York City Subway from the Madison Square Garden to their hotel nearby after their morning shootarounds due to traffic delays.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The guy, who was later identified as comedian James Michael Angelo, said in a Twitter post later that he didn’t know who James, one of the biggest basketball stars in the planet, was.Just for the record @KingJames pic.twitter.com/oBu28u4m5f— James Michael Angelo (@JMANewYork) November 13, 2017The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks, 104-101, later in the day after rallying from 15 points down in the fourth quarter.  They are now at ninth place in the Eastern Division with a 7-7 record. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READlast_img read more

Stosur urges Court to stop comments about same-sex marriage

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The 74-year-old Court has been a critic of homosexuality for decades, and she expanded her comments in a Christian radio station interview this week.“I think she’s digging a very big hole for herself at the moment. And for whatever reason, she wants to keep talking about it,” Stosur said Friday after beating American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMartina Navratilova wrote an open letter this week criticizing Court and recommending that tennis officials rename the arena that bears the Australian great’s name at Melbourne Park, home to the Australian Open.Stosur, an Australian who won the 2011 U.S. Open, thinks that might need to happen. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open “I think if it continues down this road, then maybe there may be no other option but to do that,” Stosur said.She also backed Navratilova.“I actually really like the column that Martina Navratilova wrote the other day,” Stosur said. “It’s about the tennis, but it’s also about who you are. And I think if there’s not a nice light in that, then why should there be that name up in lights.”At the French Open earlier this week, British player Andy Murray also rejected Court’s comments.“I don’t see why anyone has a problem with two people who love each other getting married. If it’s two men, two women, that’s great. I don’t see why it should matter. It’s not anyone else’s business,” the No. 1-ranked Murray said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Australia’s Samantha Stosur APPARIS — Samantha Stosur says Margaret Court is “digging a very big hole for herself” with her comments about same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.Court won a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles in the 1960s and 1970s and is now a Christian pastor. In a letter published in The West Australian newspaper last week, Court wrote that she would stop flying Qantas “where possible” because the Australian airline “has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:24Sotto urges Robredo to accept antidrug post00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

Muralitharan looks to play till 2013-14

first_imgLegendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today made it clear he will continue to play cricket for another three years as he felt fit enough to feature in Indian Premier League and English county circuit.”I think my body is good enough to play cricket for another three years. I would like to play IPL and some county cricket in England. I have received some offers (from the counties) but can’t disclose them at this moment,” he said.Muralitharan was speaking at a felicitation function by his IPL team Chennai Super Super Kings here for taking 800 Test wickets.In a media interaction later, Muralitharan said that he had agreed to former Indian captain Anil Kumble’s offer to join him in starting an academy but refused to disclose the details of the venture.Asked whether he would play in next year’s World Cup in the sub continent, Muralitharan said, “It is still too early.I want to see how I play in the Champions League Twenty20 and then decide on the World Cup,” the 38-year-old Muralitharan said.Sanjay Manjrekar, who anchored the function, requested scribes before opening the floor for a question answer session not to pose questions on the match fixing allegations in Pakistan’s ongoing England tour.However, Muralitharan did answer a question on the issue, saying it is for the Pakistan Cricket Board and its English counterpart to deal with the situation and decide.”These are only allegations and I wouldn’t like to comment on these matters,” he said.advertisementMuralitharan said Harbhajan Singh has the best chance of reaching the 800 figure mark but he could not predict whether the Indian off-spinner would achieve the feat or not.”Harbhajan is only 29 and statistically it is possible for him to reach 800. But it is up to the bowler and I can’t predict anything. You should have the hunger to achieve anything,” he said.Manjrekar and former India captain S Venkataraghavan hosted a group discussion as part of the function.Tamil Nadu cricketers of Chennai Super Kings — Subramaniam Badrinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anirudha Srikkanth and Shadab Jakati — and operations director V B Chandrasekar recalled their experiences with their famous colleague in IPL events.Venkatraghavan, part of the famous Indian spin quartet of yesteryears, showered praise on Muralitharan and discussed the finer points of spin bowling.Venkatraghavan presented Muralitharan a Super Kings team shirt with the number 800 printed on the back and Sri Lankan star immediately wore it on the stage.last_img read more