Youth Chorus Covers Broadway Musicals

first_imgSince its founding in 1995, OYC has been under the direction of Cynthia Dinsmore, a well-known music educator. Annually about 130 girls and boys (with unchanged voices) participate. Singers are from public and private schools, as well as home-schooled. In addition to local performances, OYC choirs have performed in England, Hawaii, San Francisco and New York City. Over 900 singers have participated in the program over the last 17 years. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance by emailing jenifermorgan@comcast.net or by calling 360.790.6226. Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to the concert. Another Op’nin, Another Show is made possible through generous community gifts, including those of the Chehalis Tribe/Lucky Eagle Casino, the concert’s presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include: Sunset Air, Inc., Andrew Kapust, DDS, Olympia Federal Savings, GHB Insurance, American Pump, Puget Sound Energy, Kim & Cynthia Dinsmore, Chuck & Mary Papiez, Greene Realty Group, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc., Berschauer Phillips, Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry, Merrill Lynch, Clarus Eye Centre, Town and Country Roofing. Four youth choirs will delight attendees at the Another Op’nin, Another Show concert on Sunday, May 20. Singers will showcase familiar Broadway musicals from Kiss Me Kate to Spiderman, Westside Story to Spring Awakening. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0center_img Presented by Olympia Youth Chorus (OYC), this show of familiar hits will feature singers from 5-18 years old. It will be held at Olympia High School’s Performing Arts Center starting at 4 p.m. OYC is a well-established, nonprofit choral education program serving young singers in the greater South Sound community, including Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Rochester, Shelton and Hoquiam. For further information about the concert, or the Olympia Youth Chorus program and auditions, visit www.OlympiaYouthChorus.org.last_img read more

9 more Venezuelan women deported

first_imgNine more Venezuelan women were on Monday deported when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Marlinez Sanchez, 25; Zulibe Grando, 25; Verenez Moreno, 35; Martha Lizboa, 48; Ocerez Navas Gracia, 23; Carlyn Lomas, 25; Creys Martinez, 20; Franics Tovar, 20; and Vanessa Martinez all made their appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.They were all charged for entering Guyana at Eteringbang, Cuyuni River and disembarking without consulting an Immigration Officer.The women bemoaned the harsh life in their homeland of crisis-hit Venezuela and revealed that passports were being issued for some US$500 when they were only being paid some US$10 per month.They were all fined $30,000 with a default sentence of four weeks in prison, and were expected to be deported.last_img read more

Retrial under way for man accused of killing reputed wife

first_imgA 12-member jury was on Monday empanelled at the Demerara High Court before Justice Sandhill Kissoon to hear the retrial of Anthony Morrison, who is accused of murdering his reputed wife, Donna Thomas, nearly six years ago.When the indictment was presented, the accused once again denied that he murdered the woman between May 26 and May 27, 2012.Accused: Anthony MorrisonThe State is represented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Mandell Moore while Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay is defending Morrison. Thomas’s body was found in a pool of blood with several stab wounds at the Lot 65 Cross and D’Urban Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown home she shared with Morrison.A post-mortem examination had revealed that Thomas died from asphyxiation as a result of compression to the neck, compounded by blunt force trauma to the head.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh testified that he observed the woman had 16 incised wounds to one hand, while he found six such wounds on the other hand. Based on his expert knowledge, he said that these wounds were defensive. He observed that Thomas died as a result of being deprived of oxygen and her heart eventually stopped. The matter continues before Justice Kissoon.last_img read more

Exhibition opened for 73rd anniversary of victory over fascism

first_imgOn the occasion of the 73rd anniversary since the victory over fascism in World War II, a photographic exhibition was launched on Wednesday by the Russian Embassy to commemorate this milestone.A glance of the photos being featuredThe exhibition, which is being hosted at the National Museum, was opened to the public by the Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Alexander Kurmaz and other members of the diplomatic corp.During his brief remarks, the Russian ambassador stated, “As every year, our people render homage to the efforts of all those who provided support to be part of the peoples of the Soviet Union. You may know from history that 27 million of the Soviet citizens paid with their blood, lives and health for the victory.”Kurmaz also explained that the victory over fascism should be celebrated by all since it was the basis on which the world has revolutionised and also the reason why so many lives were saved after the war.“These years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union were all stressed that my country is not privatising the victory. It is the victory of the human kind.”All are invited to participate in the viewing of the pictures, which depict every stage of the struggles which were faced for fascism to be abolished, from the preparations for World War II to the celebration which arose from the victory in Moscow, Russia.During the war, the soviets were the first to reach the German capital of Berlin, which caused Germany to surrender in May of 1945, shortly after the suicide of Adolf Hitler. As a result of this, they attained victory over fascism which ceased the suffering of all.The exhibition is expected to last for three days and will conclude on Saturday.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer blow: Sampdoria star’s agent rules out January move

first_img Manolo Gabbiadini 1 Tottenham target Manolo Gabbiadini will not be moving anywhere in January, according to the player’s agent.The Sampdoria striker scored 10 goals last season and he has started the current campaign in similar fashion, finding the net twice in three Serie A games.Gabbiadini’s form has caused him to be linked with several of European football’s top clubs, including La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and Spurs.However, Gabbiadini’s agent, Silvio Pagliari, has revealed that the 22-year-old has no plans to leave Sampdoria during the January transfer window.“I know that the director of Atletico was there to watch his last game,” Pagliari told Tutto Mercato.“For the market, it is premature to talk about it. If there are roses, they will blossom in the future. Who knows what will happen in a year?”“I see no reason to change [in January]. In June we wanted Sampdoria and we are happy we made this choice. Manolo is doing well and should continue doing so.”last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN HAILED HERO AFTER SNATCHING VICTIM FROM SHARK-INFESTED SEA

first_imgA DONEGAL man has been officially commended after his rescue team pulled a critically ill man from shark-infested waters off California.Emmet Hoey, from Letterkenny, was part of a search and rescue team who saved kayaker George Sanderson five miles out to sea after his vessel started taking on water.The incident at the weekend was just a few miles from where a great white shark took a bite out of a fisherman’s boat. Mr Sanderson, 50, of Paso Robles, rushed to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. He was in a critical condition at the time but his condition has since improved.Sanderson’s kayak took on water about five miles south of San Simeon Beach, perhaps because of an improperly secured drain plug, according to Richard Stacy of the North Coast Ocean Rescue Team, which pulled the man from the water Sunday.Sanderson was “wearing a life jacket but was not wearing a wet suit,” Stacy said. Sanderson was breathing, volunteer diver-rescuers told Stacy, but the patient’s pulse was so weak it couldn’t be detected without equipment.Sanderson’s survival is “due to the quick response of the Cal Fire and North Coast Ocean Rescue personnel and boats,” Stacy said. The rescue divers were Letterkenny’s Emmet Hoey and his colleagues George Kaperonis, Willbur Walker and Michael Castellanos.Cal Fire’s reconnaissance plane also was there, as was a battalion chief, according to a spokesman, and the agency’s urban search and rescue team was activated. Coast Guard, Hearst Castle Fire and the Sheriff’s Office also participated in the rescue.The incident came 24 hours after Joey Nocchi, 30, from the same town of Paso Robles, survived having his boat flipped by a great white shark.He said: “I got hit from underneath and started coming up out of the water. My buddies said I came out of the water 4 to 5 feet — it flipped me over the side. The shark rolled the whole kayak over, rolled me out of it, and he went over the top of it. He swam across me — his tail touched me.”His pals say the shark was 12 feet to 14 feet long. Nocchi’s buddies told him “the shark came all the way out of the water, jaws open, extra eyelids closed like they do when they’re making a kill strike.“I swam back as fast as I could and got back on the back of the kayak. I didn’t even think to turn it back over.”Nocchi said added: “I did, and I got back to shore as fast as I could, even though the kayak was taking on a bunch of water from the bite. The bite looks to be around 20 inches long, more than 22 inches wide.”Nocchi said he was glad he did not fish alone, and added he’d likely stay out of the ocean for a while. “I’ll be bass fishing for a while…..probably from the shore.” DONEGAL MAN HAILED HERO AFTER SNATCHING VICTIM FROM SHARK-INFESTED SEA was last modified: May 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL MAN HAILED HERO AFTER SNATCHING VICTIM FROM SHARK-INFESTED SEAlast_img read more

SEARCH RESUMES TODAY FOR MISSING DONEGAL MAN

first_imgThe search resumes today for a missing Donegal man who has not been since New Year’s Day.Donegal Mountain RescueMembers of the Donegal Mountain Rescue team and locals scoured the area around Carrick looking for missing David Maguire.The 37 year old was last seen at 4.30am on New Year’s morning. When last seen he was wearing light blue jeans, and a white hoodie under a dark jacket.“A great response in hand from local community, Gardai and Coastguard units. Any sightings should be reported to Carrick Gardai,” said a spokesman for DMRT yesterday.The search for the missing man will resume at first light today.  SEARCH RESUMES TODAY FOR MISSING DONEGAL MAN was last modified: January 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrickDavid Maguiredonegaldonegal mountain rescue teamGardaimissingsearchlast_img read more

Can Evolutionists Steal Biomimetics?

first_imgFor a science about designs in nature, some evolutionists seem eager to take credit for biomimetics.Evolutionary Algorithm“Evolution Inspires More Efficient Solar Cell Design,” blares an oxymoronic headline on Science News – contradictory, because inspiration is a spiritual term, and because efficiency and design are engineering terms not in the Darwin Dictionary.  What could the article possibly mean?Using a mathematical search algorithm based on natural evolution, the researchers pinpointed a specific geometrical pattern that is optimal for capturing and holding light in thin-cell organic solar cells….The researchers employed a genetic algorithm, a search process that mimics the process of natural evolution, explained Wei Chen, Wilson-Cook Professor in Engineering Design and professor of mechanical engineering at McCormick and co-investigator of the research.“Due to the highly nonlinear and irregular behavior of the system, you must use an intelligent approach to find the optimal solution,” Chen said. “Our approach is based on the biologically evolutionary process of survival of the fittest.”Only the most convoluted logic could link an “intelligent approach” of “engineering design” to “survival of the fittest” in the “biologically evolutionary” sense.  Clearly this was an experiment in artificial selection: having a design goal, using an algorithm, and pinpointing a desired result.Functional InformationIn another example, Live Science began a story that could have been founded on intelligent design theory: “Uncovering the Function of Fish Shapes.”  Katherine Gammon’s article states, for instance, that eels are “designed for hiding away and sticking in holes.”  She reported how Kara Feilich of Harvard “decided to investigate the theory that the form of a fish’s body yield [sic] information on its functioning.”  Information – function – those fit well with ID theory.But then evolutionary theory took over.  Feilich’s mentor Paul Webb described a fish’s shape in terms of “evolutionary strategy” (another oxymoron).  Webb explained that “when it comes to evolution, an animal doesn’t have to be perfect – it just has to do a little better than its competition.”  Next in the article, a museum curator who “studies fish evolution” made a cameo appearance.   Then came a very strange section mixing intelligent design, engineering, biomimetics and evolution:Feilich said that even though she’s more interested in the evolutionary ecology of fish, uncovering the secrets of fish motion can help engineers build better biomimetic robots underwater– and also in the sky.“What applies to one fluid can apply to another,” Feilich said. “Having different sciences draw from each other to answer evolutionary questions is really important. We couldn’t do this without engineers.“So while Gammon’s article was primarily about biomimetics and engineering design, evolution made a prominent appearance of doubtful substance, leaving those “evolutionary questions” vague and undefined.  Most biomimetics news articles, like this one on spider silk from PhysOrg, don’t even mention evolution.It is said that a Senator is someone who finds which way the crowd is going, then runs up front and proclaims himself their leader.  That’s what Charlie D. is doing here, except a better label might be Sin-ator in In-Sin-uator.  He’s terrified that biomimetics is leaving his legacy in the trash heap of history, so he is trying to re-invent himself as the head honcho of engineering.  If anyone can figure out what on earth a blind, unguided, purposeless process, whose only outcome is to one-up the competition, has anything to do with designs so efficient our best engineers desire to imitate them, please explain – provided you can list all the chance mutations from sterile laguna to Charlie Tuna.  Otherwise, stop the smokescreen gimmicks like “evolutionary algorithm” and “evolutionary inspiration” that presume Evolution is some kind of intelligent goddess haunting the Engineering department.  Charlie doesn’t believe in spirits, he doesn’t have the tools, and he can’t order free lunches. (Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

UNIX Co-Creators at Google Release New Programming Language: Three Developer Reactions

first_imgGoogle just released a new open source programming language called Go. Go is intended to offer built-in support for concurrent processes, make the most of modern hardware and deliver a super-fast coding experience. Google says in its announcement that “Go attempts to combine the development speed of working in a dynamic language like Python with the performance and safety of a compiled language like C or C++.” Go was created by a five person team that includes UNIX co-creators Ken Thompson and Rob Pike.It’s not for everyone, but we talked to a variety of developers who are looking forward to kicking the tires. Below are opinions before launch from three developers we have a lot of respect for. Two are enthusiastic and one is skeptical. Rob Pike also gave an hour-long talk about Go late last month.Developer ReactionsGitHub Co-Founder Chris Wanstrath A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Go appears to be procedural language, based on C/C++ syntax, skewed heavily towards C. It has C memory manipulation model with addresses and pointers, which is complicated and not used in Java, PHP, Ruby, etc.There is nothing in this tutorial that attracts my eye, other than built-in parallel processing capability. C historically lacked threading (although current versions have it), but having it built in natively into the language is always great.I am a fan of Java and Object-Orientation, so new procedural languages sound like a thing of the past to me.If this is positioned as alternative to JavaScript, I do not see why this is necessary. Why not take JavaScript and make it better / add richer libraries like JQuery as part of the language. What Google has done with Gears for example, is built stuff using native C/C++ code and wrapped it into JavaScript calls – I think that is a better way to move forward and to make things faster.Larry Price, Computer Systems Consultant Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I’m definitely on the lookout for C-like languages with good C integration and solid package support (for organization). Hopefully Go provides the former with its “syscall” package (or something similar) – building on existing libraries is a huge boon to young languages, as Scala and Clojure have shown with their Java integration.Organizing big C projects is always a challenge, and borrowing packaging ideas from higher level languages like Python could really help.Can’t wait to see the site and play with a few examples.Alex Iskold, founder and CEO of Adaptive Blue Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts This is a very clean and powerful language. It’s a direct descendant of C with elements of Haskell, OCaml, python and erlang visible as influences. It seems like yet another attempt to make a “better C than C”, and from a first shallow glance it seems like a clear winner. Objective-C fans (mac programmers) will probably sniff that it’s nothing new, and that clean message passing semantics have been available to programmers for decades, but there are some deep differences; Go is not an object oriented language although you can use it in an objected oriented manner. In many respeccts Go is not a new language, it will seem very familiar to anyone who has used C or C descended languages; and most of the advanced features that it adds to C are implemented in other languages. Go strikes a good balance between legibility, low-level functionality and high-level functional programming features. It will have a strong appeal to programmers who are interested in the type safety and concurrency friendly features of Haskell or erlang, but want to access them in a more familiar C-like syntax.It has a good chance to make type-safe concurrent programming a mainstream choice.What do you think? Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Why France and Germany Got it Right: IE Must Go

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#news#web mike melanson It looks like Microsoft has moved to the “sticks and stones” method for handling public relations gaffes. As we reported yesterday, France joined Germany in suggesting that its citizens switch from Internet Explorer to, well, anything else. Now, Microsoft’s UK security chief, Cliff Evans, has responded by saying that switching to other browsers will only open you up to more security vulnerabilities than staying with Internet Explorer.That’s saying a lot for the browser implicated in the Great Google Caper of 2010 and we have multiple security experts who said a lot on why it just isn’t true.In a conversation with TechRadar, Evans said that “the net effect of switching [from IE] is that you will end up on less secure browser” and that “there are broader risks and issues with other browsers.” Internet Explorer: The Reigning Champ of Security?These statements just didn’t ring true in our ears, so we got in touch with Thomas Kristensen, the chief security officer for Secunia, a company that specializes in looking for security vulnerabilities.“In my opinion the browsers aren’t the real problem for most users,” Kristensen told us. “The main concern for normal users is by far all the third party programs, such as programs from Adobe, Sun, Apple, and many other vendors, which are being exploited.”Browsers, whether Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, update themselves requiring little if any user involvement, he said, so most vulnerabilities are taken care of. With other programs, however, updates often sit waiting for “months and even years before they update.” Kristensen did concede, however, that the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Opera currently have no un-patched vulnerabilities and are therefor a more secure choice compared with IE, while offering the same caveat.“The normal user faces the almost same risk whether they run IE, Firefox, or Chrome if they haven’t updated all their software,” said Kristensen. Vincent Steckler, CEO of anti-virus software provider Avast, agreed that Evans’ statement didn’t really add up.“Other browsers may also have vulnerabilities but to suggest that changing browsers can increase vulnerability is not correct,” he told us this morning. “It is changing from the known to the unknown – while it may not increase your protection, it will not decrease it.”IE 6: The Gift That Keeps On GivingSo, while Evans’ statement doesn’t really hold much water according to security experts, he does note later in the TechRadar article that “the reality of the risk is minimal, even if you have IE6; you would have to go to a website running the exploit.”On this point we can find some agreement. Michael Sutton, VP of security research at security provider Zscaler, notes that a switch may be a wasted effort, except for in one case.“Switching browsers in response to a single vulnerability is a wasted effort. All browsers have vulnerabilities,” said Sutton. “So what happens when you switch to Firefox and they announce a critical vulnerability? The larger story here is that the attack succeeded by targeting users running IE6 – an 8-year-old browser.”Whether you switch browsers or not, there is one thing for sure – you need to stop using Internet Explorer 6 already. In the end, though, it doesn’t come down to running an ancient browser, as the vulnerability may go well beyond that.“Currently it is evident that running IE6 on XP or Windows 2000 is a very bad idea, and any other browser would be a better choice for XP and Windows 2000 users,” Kristensen told us. “It is also evident that there is an unpatched vulnerability in IE7 and IE8 which may or may not be exploitable on Vista and Windows 7.”We have to admit, the French may be right on more than red wine and food. Go get yourself a copy of Chrome, Firefox or Opera if you haven’t already. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more