The show must go online

first_imgHomeFeaturedThe show must go online Dec. 21, 2020 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsPeopleThe show must go onlineClara Harter6 months agoartcreativedance Few art forms have been as crippled by the pandemic as the performing arts, which necessitates an audience by nature. Diane Collins of DC dance, however, has decided that the show must go on and stretched the company’s creative capacities to safely film a 30 routine dance show.Collins rented a warehouse space, transported a dance floor, assembled a camera team, and meticulously followed COVID restrictions to produce the annual holiday show in a virtual format.For her students who have spent months cooped up at home behind computer screens, the opportunity to continue dancing has been an invaluable outlet.“I’m so grateful for the environment Ms. Diane has created even in the middle of a pandemic, and that we have an end goal to work towards even if it isn’t exactly as it was in previous years,” said Sakura Amano, dancer at DC Dance and student at SAMOHI.While most extracurricular activities have been canceled, students at DC Dance have been able to take lessons in the center’s outdoor parking lot and over Zoom. This allowed dancers to safely learn the holiday show’s routines although almost most aspects of performance preparation had to be adapted.Physical contact, which is normally a core part of group choreography, had to be eliminated. This meant jettisoning lifts and partner work and embracing spaced out dynamic dance formations.Even the costumes were tweaked and stylized with custom colored masks selected to pair with each performers’ outfit. As smiles are sadly unsafe, students discovered new ways to express musicality by using their eyes and body language to convey emotions.“We’re working twice as hard this year to keep our tradition of the DC Dance Holiday show going and letting our dancers have work to present to maintain some normalcy in their lives under the circumstances,” said Diane Collins.On Dec. 12, following many months of preparation students entered the warehouse in small pods to film their ballet, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical routines. The thrill of a live audience was gone, but performers realized there were benefits that came with shooting the show in advance.“It was really nice to be able to do our dances multiple times until we felt like we had a good take. Normally you would go out on stage and that was your performance. The person holding the camera was guiding us, telling us where we were in frame and how our spacing was so I think the dances will look a lot more clean and put together,” said Adele Ciociola, dancer at DC Dance and student at Lincoln Middle School.Following the company’s hard work the show has been edited together and will be released on Dec. 20, so students can share their passion for performing with friends and [email protected] :artcreativedanceshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentNot an AmbassadorLocals create holiday chalk artYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

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UITP to debate ’the ultimate challenge’

first_imgAROUND 2000 delegates are expected to attend the 55th World Congress of the International Union of Public Transport, being held in Madrid on May 4-9. Theme of the event is ’The Challenge of Integration: Turning Multimodality into Seamless Mobility’. UITP Secretary-General Hans Rat says ’the integration of transport services is our sector’s ultimate challenge for the coming decade.’ The occasion will also mark the introduction of Spanish as UITP’s fourth official language. Congress sessions will debate a wide range of topics from information technology for seamless travel, through public-private partnerships to improved policies for urban mobility.The parallel Mobility & City Transport exhibition at the Juan Carlos I exhibition centre has drawn interest from all corners of the world. Hong Kong’s Kowloon – Canton Railway Corp will be exhibiting, and there will be a large delegation from UITP’s new Latin American Division. Local hosts Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid will be showcasing recent developments in the Spanish capital, including expansion of the metro network. Other operators at the show include RATP from Paris, De Lijn from Belgium and Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe.All three major systems integrators will be present, including Bombardier. Fully-automatic metro technology will be central to Alstom’s display, which will also feature interior designs for its Metropolis family of metro trains. Highlights of the Siemens stand will be a 3 kV DC traction converter for the Civia regional EMUs being supplied to Renfe, and the automation equipment for Barcelona Line 9. Spanish train builder CAF will have details of its latest technical developments, and another local company present will be Patentes Talgo. Japan’s Hitachi is aiming to win a share of the suburban train market inEurope. Rolling stock builder Stadler will have its own stand, but other Swiss firms will share the Swissrail Export Association display. National pavilions will provide a focus for companies from Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the UK.Knorr-Bremse, IFE and Westinghouse Brakes will be sharing a stand. On display will be EP2002 brake controls, an oil-free piston compressor and WZK pneumatic brake calliper units. Staff will be on hand to discuss the platform screen doors supplied to various metros.Systra staff will be explaining their recent consultancy work, including project management for the initial 17·7 km tram route in Toulon. Other consultants include Rhein-Consult and Rail Consult Gesellschaft für Verkehrsberatung.Among the numerous rolling stock component suppliers will be traction equipment specialists Kiepe Elektrik, Elin EBG Traction, Schaltbau, Sécheron, and transmission manufacturer Voith Turbo. Hübner will show its latest gangways, while dampers and suspension components will be displayed on the Paulstra stand. Lucchini will exhibit its latest wheelset technology. Contitech will be showing its air springs, with information on the rubber sprung wheelsets for Trambaix in Barcelona. Alcan Alesa Engineering will be displaying its expertise in lightweight bodyshell design and manufacture. Fare collection suppliers will include Ascom Autelca, Automatic Systems, Hlast_img read more

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Grimoldby lights up Khao Kheow

first_img2nd Dave Howden (13) 36pts3rd Graham Johnson (6) 35pts4th Stuart Thompson (9) 34ptsDiv. 21st Mike Hill (23) 35pts2nd Markku Tynell (26) 35pts3rd Shuichi Kodaka (18) 32pts4th Ian Hart (20) 30pts Playing from the yellow tees is always a very good test of a golfer’s ability at Khao Kheow especially when the two nines in use are B and C now that the latter has been extended in length and the two nines play to a total yardage of 6700 yards.  The scores on a day when the wind blew reflected that difficulty with only two of the field equaling par or better.The better scores came naturally in the first division where Martin Grimoldby led them in with a very tidy two under handicap round to take top place by two from Dave Howden, who also played well to record a level handicap round.Graham Johnson, another single figure handicapper, who recently returned to Thailand to escape the rigours of the European winter slipped into third place a further shot back, with Stuart Thompson rounding out the first division podium one more behind.The second division struggled to get to terms with the course and it was a gritty finish by Mike Hill that claimed top spot with a better count back of 20 to 13 over Markku Tynell in second.Markku must have thought the day was his after going out in four under handicap but lapsed badly over the last four holes as the pressure built.Shuichi Kodaka took third place three shots behind the leading pair with a steady round.Ian Hart won the count-back for fourth, with a better16 to 13 return, to deny Rob Hornsby his first podium position in The Haven.Before presenting the prizes The Doc welcomed back Dave Thompson, Robert Webb, Brian Lewis, Graham Howard and Graham Johnson. There were also farewells to Markku Tynell and David Dines.There were no 2’s in the second division but Barry Wellings, Nhwee Stockman and Martin Grimoldby with two shared the first division pool.Friday, Jan. 7, Laem Chabang – StablefordCSS721st Rob Hornsby (24) 36pts2nd Bob Lamond (5) 35pts3rd Alan Hanlon (12) 34pts4th Paul Hartley (19) 31pts5th Dave Howden (13) 31pts6th Alex Sala (17) 31ptsAfter a very full field at the previous outing, it was a disappointing turnout for the month’s visit to Laem Chabang where the prospect of playing the Jack Nicklaus design was tempered by the cost which, even at preferential rates, still costs twice as much as most other courses played during the month.Rob Hornsby made up for his disappointment of Monday’s competition with a solid round at even handicap from the blue tees that was just enough to deny Bob Lamond his first victory of the year.  But it surely will not be too long before Bob takes that win, with his as usual immaculate play from tee to green.Alan Hanlon made it a happy return to Thailand with his third place just a shot back from second after playing almost straight off the plane from freezing UK.Paul Hartley led in a group on 31 points to take fourth with a better count-back of 15 as Dave Howden with 14 and Alex Sala with 12 slipped back over the inward nine.There were no 2’s in either division.Back at The Haven Eric Hornsby was welcomed as the third member of the family to join as a member and Alan Hanlon was welcomed back.Note: If you would like to play with The Haven group you can contact mobile 084 782 4582 or call in to the hotel at 185 Soi 13 between Beach Road and 2nd Road.  All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.30 on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays on the days you wish to play.  A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com. IPGC golf from The HavenMonday, Jan. 3, Khao Kheow – StablefordCSS 73Div. 11st Martin Grimoldby (6) 38ptslast_img read more

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Leafs looking to build on an already impressive season

first_img“The biggest thing for us to be ready right from the first puck drop, play our game,” Morey explained.“Which is use our speed to create opportunities offensively, stay disciplined as both the Rebels and the Bruins have very good power play.”Morey said the key to Nelson building on its early season success is to continue to use size and puck moving abilities.“Our forecheck and taking the body will once again throw a wrench into both team’s ability to breakout and move the puck,” he said.“And it goes without saying our goaltending will need to continue to be sold.”Nelson continues its road trip through most of November, returning home to face Castlegar, Saturday, November 25th.Yeager finds home in Boundary CountryIt didn’t take Quinn Yeager long to find a new team.The Leafs shipped the rookie netminder to Grand Forks for future consideration.Yeager became the odd man out when Nelson acquired Sam Burford last month from Alberta Junior A.Pay tribute to the VeteransNelson Leafs will once again be part of the annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Nelson.The Leafs will march in the Remembrance Day Parade and participate in the ceremonies at the Nelson Cenotaph.“I think out of respect for our Veterans past and present it is the least we can do,” said Morey. The Murdoch Division leading Nelson Leafs have a chance to put a little breathing room between the Green and White and their divisional rivals when the club takes to the road for a pair of road games this weekend.Friday, Nelson travels to Grand Forks to face the Bruins in the first of two Murdoch Division battles.Sunday, the 14-3-1-0-1 Leafs, winners of two straight games, face a West Kootenay rival in Castlegar.“Both games this weekend are important for all three teams,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey.“For us to continue to prove to both ourselves and our division competition we have to have a solid winning record against each of them.”“And I think it goes without saying that there is no love lost between any of our divisional rivals,” Morey added.Nelson has the early edge against both Grand Forks and Castlegar — winning both games against the divisional rivals.First up for Nelson is the struggling Border Bruins, winners of one game in the last six.The slump has dropped Grand Forks into fourth place in the Murdoch Division.Sunday, Nelson faces a Castlegar team that is 6-2, currently riding a four-game winning streak, since the Leafs blasted the Rebels 7-3 in the only meeting of the season between the two teams.last_img read more

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Suzelle’s DIY takes South Africa by storm

first_imgSuzelle has become something of a South African internet sensation through her DIY videos on Youtube. She has covered a range of topics, but her most popular video to date is showing people how to make a braai pie. She’s even been joined by Tim Noakes and together they showed the audience how to make a pizza out of cauliflower. Suzelle has given DIY videos her own quirky sense of humour, which has made them hugely popular. (Image: Supplied)• Women of excellence: Ferial Haffajee, champion of media freedom • South African foodies cooking up a storm• Women of excellence: Lynette Ntuli, icon of young business leadership• Comedian David Kibuuka joins The Daily Show as writer• Brilliant young minds at the CSIR Priya PitamberWearing either bright or pastel coloured dresses, cardigans, and styling her hair in what’s become her signature up-do, South African vlogger Suzelle DIY is enlightening the country, one DIY video at a time.Her outfits may not be what people would normally wear while doing their DIY round the home, but she says: “I always look my best even when I’m doing housework.”With a unique sense of humour and usually hilarious endings, Suzelle’s quirky and eccentric persona is endearing. Her website informs her fans that she always dreamed of having her own DIY show. “I wanted to use my creativity to help people and make new friends.”She gets her inspiration from magazines and doing research on the internet. And naturally her DIY hero is MacGyver, from the 1980s TV show of the same name.Her popular videosSuzelle’s most popular video to date is How to Make a Braai Pie, which has notched up more than 660 000 views to date. It’s no wonder; South Africans generally love to have a braai (barbeque).Another popular video, viewed more than 420 000 times, was released close to Valentine’s Day. It shows viewers how to win someone over.Her next most popular video featured Timothy Noakes, professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and a supporter of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, as set out in his book The Real Meal Revolution.“Smile for the video, professor,” Suzelle instructs Noakes, before the camera zooms in on his face. They make a pizza out of cauliflower. Meeting him was a highlight of her DIY series, she says.Her other videos include teaching people how to drill a hole without making a mess, how to iron clothes without an iron and a tutorial on creating her signature up-style hairdo.The one person she would like to invite on to her channel is comedian Trever Noah. And the one video she has not done yet, but would love to do, is on camping. Suzelle says she loves to help people get inspired to fix things. (Image: Supplied) Working with her handsHer best DIY achievement, though, was turning a cupboard into what she describes as an “amazing craft station”. And her greatest tool is not something you would find in a tool box because it is her creativity. “Sometimes when you don’t have the tool, you need to get creative,” she explains.She will continue making videos because “I just love helping people get inspired to make and fix things,” she says. “It is so easy.”Audience receptionGenerally the reaction to her videos is positive, Suzelle says. They are also watched by South African expats abroad. “I love it when people from overseas comment that my videos make them homesick for South Africa,” she says.“You are my hero! Love all your videos… Well done,” Maxine Trollip wrote on Suzelle’s Facebook page.‎”You make me laugh like no other,” wrote Gina Orman. “If I ever am in need of a good laugh I go and watch one of your videos.”Roxanne Lisa Booysen also smiles when she watches Suzelle’s videos. “They educate me at the same time. The best one was the braai pie,” she wrote. Suzelle’s DIY videos cover a range of topics that can help her audience dabble in their creativity. (Image: Supplied) What Suzelle loves“I work at a guest house called Somerset Guest,” says Suzelle of her other job, and in her downtime she likes to have coffee with her onscreen colleague, Marianne. She naturally loves to watch the TV show Braai Master, or anything on the Home Channel. Her favourite movies are both as quirky as she is: Legally Blonde and Notting Hill.And she is ever-ready for a DIY project because she keeps duct tape, lipstick and a small screwdriver in the shape of a star in her handbag.Besides having Noah on her show, if she could meet anyone famous, Suzelle says she would love to have Oscar-winning South African actress Charlize Theron over for coffee or a braai.And her favourite food is– you guessed it – a braai pie filled with spinach and feta.“If at first you don’t succeed, just do it,” is her favourite quote. And she seems to live by it because she gets so much done, and she manages it all with panache, without a breaking a sweat and looking stylish, every step of the way.last_img read more

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Troy Porteous Named National Director, Loss Prevention at Town Shoes Limited

first_imgTroy Porteous has been named National Director of Loss Prevention at Town Shoes Limited. Troy was previously a Market Loss Prevention Manager with Walmart Canada. He has also served with the Hudson Bay company for 23 years, where he was a Regional Loss Prevention Manager when he moved on for the position at Walmart.Congratulations Troy!- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Yahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook Messenger

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019 Posted on 8th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Yahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook MessengerYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingYahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook Messenger A slew of new Facebook Messenger bots from Yahoo have been released into the wild today. These Messenger bots are designed to help you get pertinent information on world news and weather and are accompanied by a bot that lets you play with a selfie-taking monkey.Three off the main three bots tie into Yahoo’s core competencies — weather, news and finance. The goal of these is to get people information quickly on a desired stock or news trend or to share Flickr images of current weather. Here’s a bit more about each:Yahoo Finance — @YahooFinanceWith this bot, you can fire over a general market inquiry or stock ticker symbol and get real-time quotes and news delivered back. A few additional features allow users to set alerts on price drops or increases on selected stocks or funds, predict pricing, share information, and even play stock prediction games.Yahoo News — @YahooNewsThis bot gives users access to what’s happening in the world, including trending topics, top stories and a search feature that allows you to search for news that’s pertinent to you.Yahoo Weather — @YahooWeatherThis bot gives users quick updates on weather, along with local images from Flickr. Users can caption these images and quickly share and also add in their friend’s cities to follow along with their weather.MonkeyPet — @MonkeyPetUnlike the others, this bot doesn’t pull in the usual Yahoo information — at all. Instead, this allows users to adopt a digital monkey that loves to take selfies (on top of Flickr photos, of course). The monkey will tell you when it’s hungry, and you can feed it with emoji food and unlock different items as the monkey “travels” around.For more information on these bots, head on over to the official tumblr post from Yahoo.From our sponsors: Yahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook Messengerlast_img read more

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National Participation Survey extended until Sunday 8 January 2017

first_imgThank you for the great response so far, we have had over 5,000 started or completed surveys! Due to many of our members already enjoying the holiday festivities, we have decided to extend the survey until Sunday 8 January 2017. A reminder email will sent out overnight to everyone on our database with the link to complete the survey (please check spam/junk folders if not received), a link to the survey is also available for those who haven’t received an email invitation here.The evidence gathered will provide valuable insights into the overall customer satisfaction levels of Touch Football, areas for improvement, and what our participants value within the sport. There will also be incentives to complete the survey with 5 x $100 TFA online shop vouchers up for grabs.We value everyone’s into this important project. TFA wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Related LinksParticipation Surveylast_img read more

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18 days agoVictor Valdes sacked as Barcelona Juvenil A coach

first_imgVictor Valdes sacked as Barcelona Juvenil A coachby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Valdes is out as Barcelona Juvenil A coach. The club announced the decision midday Monday. Franc Artiga, from Juvenil B, takes over the role.Valdes’s dismissal was a widely known ‘secret’ since Friday. The coach had an argument with Patrick Kluivert, the head of youth football and that meeting was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Valdes joined in mid July.Artiga has ample experience in La Masia and was already a candidate for the role last summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Kalyan Jewellers eyes 25 revenue rise from advance purchase schemes

first_imgNew Delhi: After the government banned unregulated deposit schemes offered by jewellers, Kalyan Jewellers India Ltd (KJIL) expects 25 per cent revenue growth from its ongoing regulated jewellery purchase advance schemes, its top official said Tuesday. On February 21, the government passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, prohibiting all deposit schemes (with or without interest) except those with regulatory approval. “Kalyan Jewellers is eyeing significant growth in its base of jewellery purchase advance scheme. …We believe that there is a potential to grow our revenues from our jewellery advance schemes by 25 per cent,” the company’s Executive Director Rajesh Kalyanaraman said. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe schemes offered by the company are regulated and duly approved by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, he stressed adding that the company is “not affected” by the promulgation of the ordinance. Since 2016, the Kerala-based jeweller has been offering ‘Dhanvarsha’ and ‘Akshaya’ purchase advance schemes, under which customers pay monthly instalment for 11 months and thereafter redeem jewellery for the total amount paid along with benefits.last_img read more

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