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25 Jun 19
Papillionloaded

Folarin Falana (born October 27, 1990), better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerianrapper, songwriter and actor.[1] He began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009.[2] Falz became more well-known after his song “Marry Me” (featuring vocals […]

25 Jun 19
On Top Of The Moon

A complete rundown of how Scotland’s U20 World Championship squads have progressed in the club and international game.

25 Jun 19
Art & Architecture Quarterly

Pippin Book by Roger O. Hirson Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The NFCT is pleased to announce the cast of the 2019 YOS production of Pippin Pippin: David Lopez Leading Player: Alexandra Meli Charlemagne: Michael Krulder Berthe: Kierra Prentiss Fastrada: Allie O’Connor Catherine: Kat Motlenski Lewis: Justin Stuart Theo: Grace Lovell Featured Dancers: David […]

25 Jun 19
Biomeditations

This week’s featured print is a part is used to generate organotypic cultures that mimic human skin, designed by the Rompolas Lab team. How does it work? A small sheet of matrix is placed over the central square cut-out (1.1cm x 1.1cm) and primary human keratinocytes are seeded onto it. The cells are prompted to […]

25 Jun 19
strictlyspotify

Spotify Beach at The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is notorious for its parties that go well into the night and boast performances from the likes of The Killers and Travis Scott. While those events have their own sort of appeal, Spotify Beach has much more to offer. Via: Adweek

25 Jun 19
NNPA | Chevrolet Discover the Unexpected

Our video initiative, Voice News Now, has really started to flourish. We have produced videos for Juneteenth, The Georgia “Fetal Heartbeat” Abortion Law, and the Bird Scooter controversy in Atlanta.

25 Jun 19
VentureBeat
Self-driving car startup Drive.ai will cease all operations and lay off 90 employees, according to a June 12 filing with California’s Employment Development Department that was initially spotted by the San Francisco Chronicle. The news comes after reports that Apple was exploring an acquisition of Drive.ai to bolster the former’s secretive self-driving car project. Drive.ai general counsel Thomas Yih wrote in the letter that the closure was necessitated “[by] events beyond Drive.ai’s control or current knowledge.” CEO Bijit Halder will among those out of work when Drive.ai’s Mountain View office shutters on Friday, along with the company’s directors of finance and robotics. Drive.ai declined to respond to VentureBeat’s request for comment. In what might be retroactively interpreted as a sign of instability, Drive.ai cofounders Sameep Tandon and Tao Wang left the company in June and February, respectively, according to LinkedIn. Three weeks ago, five other Drive.ai employees — mostly data, systems, adn software engineers — changed their LinkedIn profiles to say they left Drive.ai for Apple. Drive.ai was at one time valued at $200 million, and it managed to raise nearly $80 million in four years from backers including New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital, Northern Light Venture Capital, HOF Capital, Nvidia GPU Ventures, and others. Andrew Ng, formerly Baidu’s chief scientist and a researcher at Stanford, once sat on the company’s board of directors. Drive.ai’s abrupt shutdown comes after it announced it would pull out of Frisco, Texas, one of its launch cities. At the time, it said it was because its contract with Frisco, where Drive.ai has operated a small fleet of autonomous Nissan NV200s shuttles on a single route between an office park and a high-end shopping complex, ended later in the month. (The City of Frisco opted not to renew it, citing high costs.) That move came months after Drive.ai began piloting its driverless tech in Arlington, Texas. Drive.ai’s shuttles — each of which was equipped with lidars, radars, GPS, cameras, and inertial measurement sensors that collected data about the outside world, along with onboard computers that interpreted incoming data in near-real time —  ferried passengers on routes connecting the Dallas Cowboys stadium, an office park, a convention center, the Texas Rangers ballpark, and the University of Texas at Arlington. They featured screens that displayed symbols, emojis, and other visual cues to communicate their next course of action — a lane change or right turn on red, for example — to human drivers and pedestrians around them. The vans initially operated with safety drivers aboard, but Drive.ai had planned to remove humans from the loop by the end of 2021. Drive.ai’s service was paid for by the City of Arlington and the U.S. federal government and was originally slotted to run through October 2019, with an option to extend. The city requested that it end early, and a spokeswoman for the city told the Chronicle that Drive.ai’s vans dropped off their last passengers on May 31.
25 Jun 19
talkSPORT
Leicester are set to announce the signing of Luton defender James Justin, reports claim. According to The Sun, the 21-year-old will undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of a £10million move to the King Power Stadium. James Justin is highly thought of at Luton The Foxes are believed to have successfully fended off competition from Premier League rivals Aston Villa and Crystal Palace to land the right-back. Brendan Rodgers has prioritised the signing of a full-back to compete with Ricardo Pereira following the release of Danny Simpson. Justin starred for Luton as they earned promotion to the Championship by topping League One last season. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST TRANSFER NEWS” posts_category=”234″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] The Englishman, who has featured for his country at Under-20s level, is a versatile, attack-minded player who can also play in midfield or on the wing. The Sun also reports than Leicester youngster Alex Pascanu is being chased by five Premier League clubs after his impressive Euro Under-21 Championship displays. [bc_video video_id=”6052135979001″ account_id=”6023583704001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Adrian Durham asks how long Chelsea fans will stay behind Frank Lampard “] Pascanu, the 21-year-old cente-back, helped Romania beat England on their way to the semi-finals. The youngster only has one year left on his current deal with the Foxes.  
25 Jun 19
Bham Now

I graduated from college in May 2019. Starting approximately June 1, 2018, I was asked this question over, and over, and over again. You know the one: “So, what’s next?” Now, this was certainly well-intended and asked out of genuine curiosity. However, for a senior in college with no clue what they’re doing for spring […]

25 Jun 19
Estes Park Trail-Gazette
The Cultural Arts Council presents 2 concerts at Performance Park on June 27 and 28, 2019. On Thursday June 27 enjoy the piano melodies of Jeff Van Devender. On Friday June 28 groove to the jazz, blues, pop guitar of Laurie Dameron and Lorrie Baum. Both concerts start at 7 pm at Performance Park – 435 West Elkhorn Ave. These concerts are brought to you by the Cultural Arts Council with help from the sponsorship of Coldwell Banker: Estes Village Properties. New Castle, CO musician, Jeff Van Devender, is a versatile pianist whose melodic prowess has reached a global audience, captivating listeners through more than 3 decades of performance, recordings & published works. Van Devender’s music is frequently referred to as . . . a coffeehouse for your spirit. Often portrayed as Jim Brickman introduces George Winston to Elton John, his piano melodies are best described as “a blending of classical, jazz & subtle rock influences with a touch of soul.” Jeff Hyde Music being showcased will include songs from Jeff’s newly released cd, Grey Havens, featuring new compositions as well as some arranged covers including Elton John and Billy Joel in addition to Beethoven and others. Grey Havens is Jeff’s sixth cd to be released since 1998 and 2019 marks Jeff’s tenth appearance at Thursday Night Live. Recently, Jeff was recognized by The International Association of Independent Recording Artists® (IAIRA) organization with a “Top 100” certification. Jeff’s unique piano talents have also been featured on various international and domestic commercial projects. A music educator/award winning children’s choir director by trade, Jeff served as the CO Music Educators Association General Music Chairman. His piano music can be heard Sundays at the Glenwood Springs Methodist Church and New Castle, CO Episcopal Church. Raised in a musical household in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jeff’s father was a band director & mother served as a church choir director. While searching for his own musical voice, His diverse musical influences began to shape an unique direction in his piano playing and composition style. Jeff will be the first to tell you much inspiration can be credited to the alpine environment, but also heavily influenced and rooted in the heartland where he came from. “I feel as I reach higher, I am coming home. My music comes from that place I am reaching for,” Jeff recently stated. Please visit http://www.JavaMusiK.com for more information. Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron, has been playing guitar for over 50 years, and singing even longer. She studied jazz guitar at Adams State College, and shortly thereafter took lessons from the world-renowned guitarist Johnny Smith. Between solo performances and playing with her band, “Laurie D and the Blues Babes”, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 20 years. Ms. Dameron is a three-time winner in the Colorado Music Business Association’s song writing contests, and in 2013 she passed the first round of “America’s Got Talent.” Laurie has released three CDs and is versatile with selections from folk, instrumental, pop, country, blues, and jazz.  Just a few of the venues she has performed at include: Boulder Creek Festival, Capitol Hill People’s Fair, A Taste of Colorado, Dazzle Jazz Club, The D Note, Mead Street Station, Mary’s Lake Lodge, and Stanley Hotel in beautiful Estes Park. She has also opened for Denver acts; The Informants, The Delta Sonics, Lionel Young Band, Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels and the Kings, Dan Treanor Band, and Afrosippi with Erica Brown. Lorrie Baum, on bass and vocals, studied trombone at the Music Academy in Vienna, Austria. She took a pause from her studies to join an Austrian all-girl band, “The Soul Magics”, who played to sell-out crowds throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. After returning to the USA she finished her Bachelor of Music Education degree at CU Boulder, and later earned a Masters degree in music theory and composition at UNC in Greeley. Ms. Baum taught instrumental music in the Denver Public Schools for 24 years, and has toured with many Colorado based bands including Earl Cole, Raw Honey, Nikki Dufrene from New Orleans, Airhart out of Kansas City, The Sunday Ladies, Wood and Street Talk, and Sister Swing. For the last three years Lorrie Baum and Laurie Dameron have been performing as a duo, “Laurie and Lorrie”. Together with their rich history they please any audience with folk, pop, rock, country, blues and jazz, and originals! They are Colorado’s premiere female duo. Come enjoy this wonderful music at the nice open air and acoustically pleasing location of Performance Park. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.  
25 Jun 19
WATN
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The Pink Palace is putting out a call, asking die-hard Tigers fans to participate in a new exhibit called Tiger Hoops: 100 Years of Memphis Basketball.  The special exhibit will feature a mural entirely made up of fan-submitted vintage Tigers basketball shirts. July 28th from noon to 4:00 p.m., fans can bring in their vintage Tigers shirts to the Pink Palace Museum and will be asked to share the connection, history, or a memory of why that shirt is special to them. Collections Developer Jestein Gibson says the idea came to them in a meeting while sharing stories of old Tigers shirts. “This is a way to bring the community in and kind of say ‘hey, we’re all united by the Memphis Tigers and let’s look at our shared history together’,” says Gibson. If a fan’s shirt is selected, it will be featured in the mural, as well as photographed and highlighted on the website, www.tigerhoops100years.com.  In addition, fans will receive a free pass to the museum if their shirt is selected.  The event is set to open March 7th, 2020, and fear not fans, you will get your shirts back when the exhibit closes October 4th, 2020.  To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.tigerhoops100years.com/.
25 Jun 19
The Chalkboard

Santa Fe has perfect weather for outdoor activities most of the year but Spring and Summer are especially nice. Sunshine, relatively forgiving high temperatures, and long days make for great hiking, biking, picnicking, and sunset watching (sunset watching is great year round!). One of my favorite summer traditions on our campus is the Music on […]

25 Jun 19
The Gaming News Corner

One Punch Man is finally getting its first video game call One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. It will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for an unannounced release date. It will be a 3v3 fighter similar to Naruto Ultimate Ninja or Jump Force. The interesting factor is how Saitama, who can defeat anything in a […]

25 Jun 19
Hyperallergic

Attempting to complicate dominant narratives, The Stonewall Reader offers a broader, but not always balanced, range of accounts.

25 Jun 19
The impressive blog 2941

Possibly the vibe was in the air, throughout the anniversary of a long-in the past summer time of love, Once i planted a number of irresistibly eccentric beauties. A nodding hippie of the plant, Datisca cannabina is often a woody perennial with vaguely cannabislike foliage; it sports pendulous, shaggy, fragrant wands of bouquets that established […]