Its going to be honest Jessie Reyez discusses inspiration music ahead of

first_img— This interview has been edited and condensed.By: David Friend – The Canadian Press But that doesn’t mean Reyez isn’t craving recognition. Reyez: That’s definitely my goal… but I’m still a rookie. That’s why I’m trying to do this for the long haul. I’m trying to think of the 10-year plan and the calibre of music I need to make. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of dope musicians. Any time I’m in a (recording) session, I try to walk in like a sponge and take notes, learn and try to get better. Reyez: It was a real story of something that happened to me, so it didn’t really hit me until after (the song was finished). I didn’t even think (of the impact it could have) until me and the producer were done and he was like, “This is crazy.” It messed me up more when we were in meetings and we’d play it. You’d see visceral reactions. You would see some girls just go tense and their eyes tear up because they see themselves in that situation and they went through it. “The last thing I want to do is get too happy,” the fiery 27-year-old musician said of her four nominations — a tally matched only by rockers Arcade Fire this year. VANCOUVER — Jessie Reyez is a leading contender heading into this weekend’s Junos, but the breakout singer says she’s not letting the awards buzz go to her head. The Toronto-raised performer with Colombian roots says she’s excited about her Juno nods and what lies ahead this year. She’s in the running for best R&B/soul recording, best music video, breakthrough artist of the year and the Juno Fan Choice award. Login/Register With: Advertisement Reyez will also perform her single “Figures” on Sunday’s Junos broadcast airing live on CBC. Other nominated acts slated to play include fellow Toronto newcomer Daniel Caesar, Diana Krall, Arkells and Lights. The show at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena will be hosted by pop crooner Michael Buble. The telecast caps off a weekend of accolades for Canadian music, starting at the Juno Awards gala dinner on Saturday where most trophies are handed out. The event will be streamed on the CBC Music website. CP: You have a reputation for laying your emotions bare on the stage, sometimes even bringing yourself to tears when you sing. How do you consistently deliver these raw performances? Reyez: The stories in the songs come from my real life. And it’s kind of like, ah man, at the risk of sounding cheesy, it’s kind of like a wound, like a cut. People want to get over things, so (they) move forward and don’t think about it, but when you make a song, it’s there forever. If you go back to it, and get lost in it, it’s like digging your finger into that cut. I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t cringe when I put my finger in a cut. Facebook CP: You’ve mentioned previously that one of your aspirations is having a shelf of Grammys. That’s pretty ambitious out of the gate. Advertisementcenter_img CP: You’ve been secretive about the status of your debut full-length album, saying you’re a perfectionist and it’ll see the light of day “when God wants.” What’s the hold-up? CP: One trait that stands out about your personality is this determined trajectory you’ve set yourself on. What’s your mantra? CP: You’re coming off a steady run of tour dates but this Junos performance is among your first on a big-time awards show. What’s going through your mind as you prepare? Reyez: A lot of people don’t know me, and for a lot of people this will be their first time hearing me. So it’s going to be me trying to make that moment as potent as possible. Not a lot of embellishments. It’s going to be honest. It’s going to be me. CP: Some of your fellow Toronto hip hop artists have shunned big awards shows like the Grammys and Junos in recent years under the belief they don’t give the music genre its due. (Drake and the performers on his OVO Sound label chose not to submit their work to the Junos for consideration this year and the rapper has famously shunned the Grammys.) Why have you decided to set your sights on these trophies? Reyez: I know (there’s talk) about how a lot people of colour don’t get recognized, a lot of hip hop music doesn’t get recognized. For me, I try to always look at the positive. If I get to hold that (Grammy) one day, I can say, “OK, dope. This little chick that was born in… Toronto, this little Colombiana woman of colour, a minority female, did it.” I want to be able to say that so my two little nieces can feel like they can do anything. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Reyez: “You only lose when you quit.” It’s crazy, eh? All those cliches you hear in school and kind of brush off —because they seem to lose potency — are the keys to life. I wish more kids knew that. Reyez: I want it to be great. I want it to be something that I’m proud of in 10 years. I want it to be something that, if I’m lucky enough to have kids they’ll be like, “Yo, remember when mom made this?” You know what I mean? I want there to be pride in it, my parents to be proud of it. I want accolades. Reyez spoke to The Canadian Press about making her first impression on Junos viewers, and why she’s still chasing awards, even if Canada’s biggest hip hop acts refuse to submit their work for consideration to some awards shows. “I feel like it’s dangerous to get complacent and celebrate too much… You can’t get comfortable.” CP: The song “Gatekeeper,” from your debut EP “Kiddo” released early last year, felt especially potent in the wake of the #MeToo movement. It’s a vivid retelling of your experience with a powerful music industry player who tried to pressure you into sex with promises of fame. What’s it like seeing that song take on greater significance amid conversations about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry? Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Over 443 Pilgrims Killed in Stampede in Mina Near Mecca

Rabat – At least 443 pilgrims died and 719 others injured in a stampede of pilgrims in Mina, near Mecca, announced the Saudi civil defense said.Thousands of rescue personnel are participating in the operations to help the injured. KSA’s civil defense said on their twitter that the number of deaths has risen to 453 and 719 injured.?????? ??? ???????? ??? 719 ???????? ??? 453 ???? ????.— ?????? ?????? (@KSA_998) September 24, 2015“Rescue operations are still underway, while the number of deaths has risen to 310 of different nationalities,” Saudi civil defense said in a tweet. ?? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ????? ??? ??????? ??? 310 ???? ?? ?????? ??????.— ?????? ?????? (@KSA_998) September 24, 2015Nearly two million pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia for this year’s annual hajj pilgrimage which starts Tuesday.Graphic Video of the stampede in Mina read more

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Temple REIT snaps up Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport expansion underway

WINNIPEG — Temple Real Estate Investment Trust says it is buying the Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport for about $42-million.The existing four-storey, full-service hotel, which opened in 2009, consists of 123 guest rooms. However, Temple says an expansion already underway will add an additional 102, bringing the total room count to 225.Temple said Tuesday that the expanded hotel will offer a variety of amenities, including 6,500 square feet of banquet and meeting space, two roof-top outdoor whirlpools, a leased restaurant and lounge and leased salon and sundry shop among other things.The expansion of the hotel is expected to be completed and operational by summer 2013 and the acquisition is scheduled to close on the later of Oct. 1, 2013, or 60 days after completion of the expansion.The acquisition will be financed with a first mortgage loan of $27-million and the balance in cash. read more

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UN agency reaches deal to build 400 homes for Palestinians in the

Under the accord, the Authority will provide two tracts of land for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to start its re-housing project for the homeless.UNRWA Commissioner-General Peter Hansen reached a deal after meeting with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah. The scheme will be funded by the United Arab Emirates’ Red Crescent Society.Last month UNRWA launched an appeal for $15.8 million for Rafah after Israeli military raids there left thousands of people homeless. About $6.3 million has been pledged so far.More than 15,000 people have become homeless in Rafah since the start of the latest intifada in September 2000. UNRWA has been building new shelters to re-house many people, but the recent rate of destruction in the Israeli raids has meant it has been unable to keep up with demand. read more

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New President and CEO for Normet

first_imgRobin Lindahl has been appointed as President and CEO of Normet Group and will start in his new role not later than May 1 this year. He will be based in Huenenberg, Switzerland, taking over the position from Tom Melbye, who has decided to step down from his operational role and will in future act as a Senior Advisor to the CEO and Chairman of Normet Group. Melbye will work on special assigned strategical and business development tasks.Aaro Cantell, Chairman of Normet Group: “The past eight years under Tom’s leadership have been exceptionally successful for Normet. We have grown fast and transformed from a pure Finnish equipment company to a global underground process knowhow company. Tom’s positive entrepreneurial spirit as well as customers’ business knowledge and contact networks made it all happen. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and everybody at Normet Group, we want to thank Tom Melbye for his excellent work and achievements to build Normet to be one of the leading worldwide brands and players in underground mining and tunnelling. I am, however, at the same time also very pleased that we have found Robin to take over as the new President and CEO and I believe he has the needed skills to take Normet to the next level. He has a good track record of successfully managing and developing world leading technology intensive businesses both at Outotec and at Nokia where he has always been able to build strong performing teams around him.”Lindahl is joining Normet from Outotec where he currently holds the position as Executive Vice President and President of Metals, Energy & Water business area. He has been member of the Executive Board and employed by the company since 2011. Before that he has held many global leadership roles in business operations, sales & marketing as well as finance in the telecommunications industry, working for Nokia Group in Finland, Switzerland and Germany and he started his career carrier in Investment banking working in Finland and Luxembourg. During his career he has held many board positions in several companies as well as industry forums.“I am excited to join Normet and lead the company to the next growth phase. Normet is well positioned for the future growth in tunnelling as well as underground mining. I am impressed with the company’s development and strong potential”, says Lindahl.last_img read more

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LNH Round 8 Montpellier stopped by Cesson to a draw

francehandballMontpellier ← Previous Story New contract: Mattias Andersson to finish career in Flensburg in 2017 Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 11): Rhein-Neckar Lowen wins derby against Flensburg! Montpellier are still table leaders, but now with three points ahead of Nantes and St Raphael after they were held to a draw against Cesson-Rennes, but Nantes lost and St Raphael won. Montpellier seemed to be on the way to winning after the first half which they won 15:11, but with good fight back in the second half, Cesson-Rennes managed to get a 27:27 draw in the end.LNH Scores: Cesson 27:27 Montpellier, Nimes 33:33 Toulouse, St Raphael 31:22 Selestat, Nantes 29:30 Chambery, Tremblay 23:22 Creteil, Aix 30:31 Istres

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No deal

first_imgThe members of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW voiced an outstanding “No” to the sale of its “large and historic” building in Sydney’s central suburb of Paddington last Sunday, at an Extraordinary General Meeting. The ballot took place at the Community’s premises in Lakemba. The atmosphere was very tense and boisterous for over four hours. Instead of selling, the members with a majority of at least 67 per cent voted in favour of a proposal that calls for the refurbishment, restoration and further utilisation of the building. Even though the Community’s constitution requires a majority of 75 per cent for such proposals, the organisation’s president Mr Harry Danalis said that the Board “has to respect the outcome of the motion and the wishes of the membership”. Asked if that development means the definite withdrawal of the proposal for sale Mr Danalis said “yes, I think that this proposal is dead.” A Working Committee, chaired by Mr Kostas Papanikitas (Board member), was appointed in August 2012 through an EGM, to undertake the task of assessing all the properties the Greek Community owned and was given a mandate to develop and put forward recommendations to the members. The Committee concluded in its report that if the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW is to renovate the historical Paddington building it should need to borrow a sum between $2 million and $3.7 million. If these renovations take place, it is estimated that the building can generate an annual rent revenue of approximately $1.5 million and above. The report also states the total value of the building will increase by millions of dollars. Mr Papanikitas, commenting on the outcome of the EGM, said that the “members spoke very loudly, as they had done so 12 months ago, that they do not want to sell the building.” “The message is that they want us to make every effort to renovate, as recommended by the Working Committee. There is work to be done from here on and we must initiate procedures to this end. The message is clear and has been sent to the Board,” said Mr Papanikitas. The EGM was attended by 462 members. The vote was by show of hands and in support of the motion for the renovation of the building 268 members voted, while against it at least 88 members voted. Due to the heated discussion the proposal of the Board to sell the Paddington property was not put to the vote. In favour of the proposal for refurbishing the building argued Mr Papanikitas and Stan Koulouris from the Working Committee as well as past Community leaders, such as former presidents George Angelopoulos and Savvas Savvides, former Secretaries General Stratos Mavrantonis, Nikos Papanikitas and Takis Sarelas and others. Against the carried proposal argued the President of the Community Mr Danalis, Vice-President Ourania Karteris, Secretary Michael Tsilimos the Treasurer Chris Belerhas and others. The next important event in the calendar of the Community is the Annual General Meeting set for Sunday October 27. It is worth noting that this year is an election year. Voting for the new Board of Management for the GOC of NSW is expected to take place in late November or early December. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Our favorite obscure Marvel characters

first_img Crossfire1/10This Not-Deadshot character exists primarily as a counterpoint villain for Hawkeye, the Avenger with perfect aim that basically limits himself to arrows. William Cross was a C.I.A. agent who was one of the top “brainwashers” at the agency by virtue of the comic being written in 1979. It wasn’t enough for Cross who decided to split from the C.I.A. to form his own group of private mercenaries. Since supervillainy doesn’t pay if you’re just any old guy, one of Cross’ enemies tried to kill him by blowing up his office, but only blew up part of his face. Cross got some bionic implants to replace his left eye and left ear and went on to torment people and is absolutely not just a lesser Deadshot for Marvel. Nope. That never happens in comics.<><> The Marvel Universe is ever-expanding these days, with a slew of successful blockbuster films from Marvel Studios over the next few years serving as the base for television and Netflix shows like Luke Cage or Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.In the comics, semi-regular events that change the status quo across the entire Marvel Comics line have given us a new Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Captain America (Sam Wilson), Thor (Jane Foster), Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) and Spider-Man (Miles Morales) while keeping the originals around.The inter-connected nature of Marvel comics means all their hero stories and space stories populate multiple planets as well as most time periods of the history of the Earth: fictional-past, fictional present, and fictional future. That’s a lot of stories and a lot of heroes, villains, and things in-between.It’s easy to lose some gems of Marvel comic book history amongst the sheer number of characters and story. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of our favorite obscure Marvel characters into this quick refresher.Beware the Nazi bees!last_img read more

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American Horror Story Delivers on Its Big Midseason Twist

first_img American Horror Story‘s showrunners promised us that everything would change in episode six. They weren’t lying. Right off the bat, things are different. We’re told that after the success of “My Roanoke Nightmare,” the network wanted a sequel series.The show begins with the producer of the show, Sydney filming his pitch meeting with the network execs. His idea: “Return to Roanoke: 3 Days in Hell.” It’s a Big Brother-style reality show where the “real” Millers and the actors who play them in the reenactments, will live in the Roanoke house together during the Blood Moon. Sydney implies that all the horrors will be fake.He meets with Shelby, and we learn she had an affair with Dominic, the actor who played Matt in the reenactments. She doesn’t want to do the show and only agreed because it will give her a chance to reconnect with Matt. The real Matt. She requests that Dominic not be a part of the show. The producer agrees, but it turns out they just booked him on the show. He’ll be there.Immediately, weird things start happening on set. (Photo: Screenshot via FX)Two weeks before the Blood Moon, we see the house being prepared. Cameras are being put in the walls, and parts of the house are being rigged with pop-up scares. The producers argue over whether the fake jump scares are really necessary, but are interrupted by a crew member. They find that someone has left a circle of bloody fetal pigs by a tree. Someone suggests it might be the Polk family, but we learn that they haven’t been seen in months.Sidney meets with Agnes Mary Winstead, the actress who played The Butcher, for what seems like a standard interview in preparation for the upcoming show. It turns out that after playing The Butcher, she had a psychotic break and ran through Hollywood with a cleaver. She insists she got help and is better now, but Sidney doesn’t believe her. He accuses her of leaving the circle of fetal pigs and serves her a restraining order. She is not to come anywhere near the house.Everyone involved in the production of the show seems to think that Lee murdered her husband. Part of the reason they’re doing this sequel series in the first place is to out Lee as a murderer. More of a concern, though, is the fact the actress who plays her is an alcoholic, and there will likely be alcohol on set. Before either of these concerns can be worked out, the producers are summoned to the set where a crew member has just died after being attacked by his own chainsaw.Diana sees something strange in the road. (Photo: Screenshot via FX)Sidney writes it off as an accident, but his partner, Diana is freaked out and quits the show. As she’s driving away, she records herself stating the exact reasons she’s leaving. Creepy things have been happening ever since she started working on the show. She sees a figure that looks a lot like The Butcher in front of her car. Because she knows exactly how horror movies work, she does not stop to see who it is. Her smart decision-making gets her nowhere, however, as she is grabbed by the pig-man from the backseat of her car. We’re told police found the footage we just saw weeks later. Her body was never found.We then meet Audrey Tindall, the actor who played Shelby in the reenactments. She reveals that she and Rory Monahan, who played Edward Mott, started dating during filming and have gotten married. They arrive at the house and see a figure who looks like Agnes break a window. We learn that Agnes had attacked Audrey’s home out of jealousy after Audrey won a Saturn Award for her performance.Matt and Lee arrive at the house, and things are immediately awkward between the real Matt and Shelby. They’re all given phones, but only the cameras on them work. You know, because working cell phones would ruin 99 percent of horror movies out there. They’re told to use the phone cameras to document their own experiences. Matt directs everyone’s attention to the almost-full red moon. Now, we’re finally told what kind of show we’re watching. Over the course of the blood moon, we’re told, every participant in the show died except for one. The show never aired and we are watching assembled footage of the events. The Blair Witch is strong with this one.Why would anyone willingly stay in this house? (Photo: Screenshot via FX)Audrey and Rory have sex in the hot tub while everyone else prepares to crash in their separate rooms. As Lee walks through the hall, the ghost of her ex-husband Mason passes behind her, burns all over, and stares directly into the camera. He’s not in any other shot. Audrey leaves Rory in the hot tub to take a shower while Shelby goes down to the basement to talk to Matt, who’s not sure if they’ll survive this time. Shelby suggests they leave the show and go home, but they’re interrupted by a knock at the door. Dominic arrives, and Matt flies into a rage and starts punching him. Rory breaks up the fight.Audrey gets out of the shower sees the pig-man in the mirror standing behind her. She runs downstairs and tells everyone what happened. Rory searches the upstairs but finds no pig-man. He does find two zombified nurses who stab him to death. Matt notices that the bloody writing on the wall is suddenly completed and now reads “MURDER.” He joins the others in the kitchen and announces, “The ‘R’ is for Rory.”This episode started out pretty slow. We had a lot of set-ups to get through before the scares started coming. Once all the pieces were in place, though, it all made for a pretty terrifying episode. It was especially interesting seeing the two nurses look completely different from what we’ve seen before. It’ll be fun to see what each monster/ghost/villain “really” looks like. The stakes are also higher now. For the first half of the season, we knew everyone survived. How else could they be telling us the story? Now, we know that all but one dies. Nobody is safe anymore, and the show feels tenser because of it. Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekAmerican Horror Story Takes Us Back to the Days of Witches and Warlocks Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Vancouver may scrap servicessiting rules

first_imgThe controversial Human Services Facilities Siting ordinance may soon come to an end. After nearly two years of discussion, the Vancouver City Council could move forward with repealing the rule in May.The ordinance — which was implemented in 1991 — regulates where services such as soup kitchens and day centers are allowed. But the city is now concerned about potential legal implications of the rule thanks to a recent 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that rejected the approach to siting service facilities.The city began reviewing the ordinance in July 2016. More specifically, the ruling raised concerns for city officials about the potential for discrimination based on physical abilities and familial status, both protected in the Fair Housing Act. As the population continues to grow and the demand for services grows along with it, the dispersal requirements — how close facilities are in proximity to each other — will lead to discrimination at some point in time, said Chief Assistant City Attorney Jonathan Young.“We’re going to have to make property unavailable,” Young said of the rule’s location restrictions during a council workshop Monday evening. The ordinance states services cannot be located within 1,320 feet of each other and transitional housing cannot be sited less than one mile from another similar facility. The city is running out of space to locate new services based on those distance requirements.The Planning Commission has spent the last several months discussing the issues at hand and considering what policy should replace the Human Services Facilities Siting ordinance. As it stands, the proposed approach repeals the ordinance entirely and amends existing code to allow service facilities to locate wherever a similar use is allowed.last_img read more

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Frustrated resident says Highway 99 corridor still dangerous to pedestrians

first_imgVicki Fitzsimmons recalled going to an open house held by Clark County in 2006 about infrastructure projects along Northeast Highway 99 between Northeast 99th and 117th streets. She recalled hearing some encouraging news about how the project called for more sidewalks along the corridor that’s particularly unfriendly to pedestrians.“I just thought, ‘It’s about time,’ ” she said.Since then, Fitzsimmons has kept the handout from the meeting that promised the highway “will become more pedestrian friendly” and set preliminary construction dates of winter 2011 and summer 2012 for the $2 million project.Twelve years later, the county has made some pedestrian-oriented improvements along the stretch. But Fitzsimmons said the corridor remains dangerous for pedestrians. She said she’s frustrated by the lack of progress, particularly as she’s watched other county projects move forward.“I just kind of feel like I’m banging my head against the wall,” she said.Fitzsimmons, who serves as president of the Sherwood Hills Neighborhood Association, said that having pedestrian-friendly infrastructure is a quality-of-life issue. She said that for some more vulnerable residents, it’s an issue of basic safety.She said there is a trailer park as well as apartments that house low-income individuals along the corridor. She said that many of their residents don’t have cars. Fitzsimmons also said they have no choice but to make their way to the store or bus stops along the busy highway using bike lanes or deteriorating patches of pavement. She said that sometimes she sees people in wheelchairs or pushing baby carriages.last_img read more

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After bridge closes Delaware inspects all spans

first_imgWILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware’s transportation secretary ordered immediate inspections of major bridges in the state on Thursday to see if they might have any problems similar to an interstate bypass that had to close in Wilmington.Meanwhile, the extent of the damage that thousands of cars whizzed past daily before officials realized the bridge was tilting became clear: One of the concrete barriers separating the northbound and southbound lanes popped up 18 inches higher than the other. They are supposed to be the same height.“This is unbelievable,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said during a tour of the Interstate 495 span, a critical bypass along I-95.The bridge, which typically carries about 90,000 vehicles daily, has been closed since Monday, snarling traffic on the crucial north-south artery. It will be weeks, perhaps longer, before it reopens.The problems with the bridge were first reported to state officials by an engineer last week. Dave Charles told The Associated Press on Thursday that he was working near the bridge and noticed it appeared to be tilting. He said he sent emails with photos to an employee of the transportation department’s bridge unit at about 6 p.m. May 29 and the official verified he’d received them.His account raises questions about the urgency with which state officials responded.The state transportation department said this week it didn’t learn of the bridge trouble until Friday, May 30. An examination wasn’t done until Monday.last_img read more

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Bandcamp To Launch Vinyl Pressing Service

first_img Facebook Set to launch this year, the streaming platform’s service aims to streamline the “financing, production, and fulfillment of vinyl records”Rachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Apr 18, 2019 – 11:25 am Streaming platform Bandcamp is already a major destination for artists to upload their music for all to hear. Now, Bandcamp has announced plans to launch an in-house vinyl pressing service for bands who use their platform.Not only that, but bands and artists can even crowdfund for vinyl releases, according to Pitchfork. And, should they cover the minimum cost of creating the records, Bandcamp will press the vinyl, print the packaging, then ship it to customers.”The new service eliminates risk, since fans’ orders finance the pressing, rather than the artist or label,” Bandcamp says on their website. “It eliminates hassle, since we press the records, print the packaging, and ship to fans (and fulfill digital too). It offers complete control, with the design and pricing up to the artist, and Bandcamp taking no ownership of the record. And it produces a quality result: our manufacturing partner has over 60 years experience pressing vinyl, so the records look, and sound, great.” Bandcamp To Launch Vinyl Pressing Service bandcamp-launch-vinyl-pressing-service Twitter Email https://twitter.com/Felixixix666/status/1118577210976296961 Bandcamp To Launch Vinyl Pressing Service So far, four artists have utilized the service: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who released Astral Recall, Juliette Jade, who released Constellation, Mesarthim, who released Ghost Condensate and Jim Guthrie, who released Below (Original Soundtrack).Additionally, a few bands, artists and labels have taken to social media to express their thoughts on Bandcamp’s latest development in vinyl.The service is set to launch later this year. Get more details on Bandcamp’s website. Behind The Board: Get Into The Vinyl Groove With Producer/Engineer Jeff Powell News last_img read more

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Spinoff to introduce ultrasonic gesture recognition for small devices w Video

first_img Citation: Spinoff to introduce ultrasonic gesture recognition for small devices (w/ Video) (2013, November 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-11-spinoff-ultrasonic-gesture-recognition-small.html Recognizing that devices are getting smaller, including their screens, of course, the researchers began looking into ways users might be able to use gesture recognition, instead of physically touching a device to give it commands (waving a hand in the air above it, rather than swipping the screen, for example). They found that using light as a medium required bulky equipment and would only work in optimal situations. That caused them to turn to studying sound as a means of sending information instead. That in turn led to the development of two computer chips, one is an ultrasound chip, the other is a chip that sends and receives electrical signals from the ultrasound chip. A third component is a battery. The system works by generating sound wave pulses using a very tiny array of sound transducers (speakers). The chip then listens to the pulses when they are bounced back. Doing so allows the chip to calculate how far away something is, just like radar. Even better, the new technology uses just a fraction of the power of light based systems, and it’s small enough to be embedded in even the smallest devices, such as smartwatches.Gesture recognition technology would be ideally suited to both smartwatches and headsets, allowing for new types of movement to be incorporated into a command set. Simply drawing the wrist towards the face, could for example, activate a smartwatch. Also, wiping the air in front of a headset, such as Google’s could allow for swiping virtual objects. That might be good news for both devices, as thus far, consumers haven’t been very receptive to either. Making them less awkward to use, could mark a turning point, causing the development of all manner of tiny niche devices such as smartnecklaces, fobs or even tiny smartscreens embedded in contact lenses. Elliptic Labs develops ultrasonic gesture control for hand-held devices (Phys.org) —A group of research engineers at the University of California has been working on new technology to allow electronic devices to recognize hand gestures, similar to Microsoft’s Kinect—with a major difference. Instead of using light, the new technology is based on sound waves. The group is currently forming a spinoff company to develop and market the technology, called Chirp Microsystems (the technology itself is called simply Chirp). This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Optical 3D imagers for gesture recognition, such as Microsoft Kinect, suffer from large size and high power consumption. Their performance depends on ambient illumination and they generally cannot operate in sunlight. These factors have prevented widespread adoption of gesture interfaces in energy- and volume-limited environments such as tablets and smartphones. Gesture recognition using sound is an attractive candidate to overcome these difficulties because of the potential for chip-scale solution size, low power consumption, and ambient light insensitivity. Our research focuses on building an ultrasonic 3D range sensor system suitable for gesture recognition using batch-fabricated micromachined aluminum nitride (AlN) ultrasonic transducer arrays and custom CMOS electronics. © 2013 Phys.org Explore further More information: swarmlab.eecs.berkeley.edu/swarmlab.eecs.berkeley.edu/new … al-gestures-interactlast_img read more

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Update Grocery list is shrinking but we still need more

first_imgOur Toys for Joy grocery list is shrinking, all thanks to you!Tomorrow morning (September 24) at 9am, the Bosveld Butchery Braai Day Bash will kick off at San Marco Centre.There will be specials on braai meats and branded clothing. Entertainment will include face painting, balloons and clowns, a jumping castle, hair spraying for kids, a snake show and music by a DJ.The Ladysmith Gazette team will be raising funds. The team appeals to the community to help fill a 14-ton truck with groceries, all of which will be going towards Toys for Joy. Come along and donate, it’s for a worthy cause.Our Grocery List: WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite •Tinned tomatoes or chilli pilchards – 170•500g bags of pasta/spaghetti – 275•Toppers Cream biscuits – 400•Large bathing Sunlight soap bars – 40•Corned chicken loaves (tinned) – 80•Large instant custard (Ultramel) – 30•Boxes of jelly – 200•Large bags of crisps – Sponsored by Smile’s Foods•5kg mealie meal – 95•Packets of soup – 450•Packets of 100 tea bags – 100•2.5kg bags of sugar – 95•2 litre cooking oil – 30•Toilet paper rolls – 500•Green bars of Sunlight laundry soap – 160•Any toys for boys and girlsIf you would like to make a cash donation instead of donating an item, please feel free to do so. Together, we can all play our part in giving someone who truly is expecting nothing this Christmas one they will always remember.last_img read more

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first_imgThis year, Ebace visitors in Geneva discovered a cut-away model scale 1/20 of the Comlux A320 VIP designed by Comlux Creatives. The model will be displayed in Comlux booth (# 1569 /Hall 6) revealing as well the new Comlux external livery specially designed for this aircraft.Isabelle Bevilacqua, Head of Comlux Creatives says: “Comlux Creatives had already designed an A320 interior, 2 years ago for a private customer. This time, our challenge is to design an interior with VIP charter focus in mind. We have developed a new innovative concept design where “Business meets pleasure”: we are excited to present this original idea in our booth during the Ebace Air show”Richard Gaona, President and CEO of Comlux Group says: “This A320 will suit very well the Middle East market: it is a wide body jet offering lot of cabin space, cargo space and a non-stop range to Europe: exactly what our clients in this region need. In addition, its new beige-sandy livery will fit very well with the colors of the desert! Fly Comlux division, in charge of Comlux fleet operations is planning to open an office in the Middle East in order to facilitate the arrival of the aircraft by end 2010 and to get closer to our VIP clients at any time.”www.comluxaviation.comlast_img read more

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