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Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe took Jam Cruise 15 by storm, with the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and his all-star ensemble putting on quite the show for fans on day two of the cruise this year. Jam Cruise and TourGigs have just released pro-shot footage from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s performance aboard the boat on January 21st with this stellar video of the group taking on Don Gardner’s classic tune, “My Baby Likes To Boogaloo.” Denson led the charge, energizing the crowd from the get-go with this upbeat number. You can watch the video of the KDTU performance below. If that’s not enough to get your fix, you can also check out our recap of Jam Cruise’s post-cruise celebration that’s chock full of videos from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The Motet’s joint party. You can check out more information about Jam Cruise 16, which will be pulling out of harbor on January 17th, 2018, and headed for Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman Island here.
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Head coach Leonid Yelin knew he had a scholarship available for the 2014 season. While he recruited, he found right-side hitter Stacey Smith at the University of Georgia.Yelin had no intentions of starting Smith after her transfer to Syracuse, but due to injuries at outside hitter, he’s been forced to start her six times this season and play her at a position she’d never played before.It hasn’t been successful for Smith and the Orange. Her lone season for SU (8-15, 1-10 Atlantic Coast) has disappointed Yelin as she’s finished four contests with more attack errors than kills — most recently against Louisville on Friday.Smith played two positions in four years at Georgia: middle blocker initially and right-side hitter in her last two years. But she’s struggled to develop her footwork and communication at outside hitter with the Orange.“I’m used to hitting off of one foot. The slide approach which is kind of like a layup in basketball and the two-footed approach on the outside is totally different,” Smith said. “It’s the normal volleyball approach, but it’s not what I’m used to.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the slide approach as a right-side hitter, Smith stepped left, right, left and leaped using her left foot, finishing the play with a spike.Outside hitters launch using two feet. It involves a four-step approach in which Smith starts on the right foot before alternating feet, jumping off both and plucking the ball out of the air and spiking it.When Yelin recruited Smith, SU had four hitters in Gosia Wlaszczuk, Nicolette Serratore, Valeriya Shaipova and Silvi Uattara. Since then, Wlaszczuk was converted to setter and Serratore and Shaipova suffered season-ending injuries.Smith has played in 67 of the Orange’s 86 sets as SU has searched for an option to complement Uattara. They haven’t found her.Wlaszczuk’s rapport with Uattara, Shaipova and Monika Salkute is naturally better than the one she has with Smith too, as they’ve played together nearly three years.“I know what (other teammates) can give me, I know how they’re handling pressure. Before we had (Shaipova). (Smith) wasn’t even practicing on the side with me,” Wlaszczuk said.Meanwhile, Smith has only been with the team for a summer and three-quarters of the season. Building a relationship with a setter in less than a year is difficult, but adding a mid-season position change ratchets up the difficulty. Wlaszczuk playing setter for the first time in her career increases the difficulty.Against Louisville on Friday, Smith appeared to start her approach to the net and stop around the 10-foot line, caught in limbo. Wlaszczuk then set a ball to the 10-foot line and Smith could barely jump off the ground as she pounded the ball into the Cardinals blocker’s hands.“First of all, I wouldn’t set (to) her, too. How am I supposed to feel? Why am I setting (to Stacey)? I said, ‘Gosia, you feel she’s somebody who’s struggling, leave her for a while.’” Yelin said. “Find out when you know its going to be a good situation, one block and you know she’s going to crush it.’”Yelin wants Smith to emerge as an option to make it harder for other teams to game plan. Uattara and Wlaszczuk are established options, but having Smith and Salkute would make SU’s attack more lethal.The head coach believes the team could have success offensively. But time is running out for Smith and SU’s season.Said Yelin: “If Stacey was giving us more as a hitter, (it) would be (a) huge help. And hopefully, someday it’s going to happen.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 4, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged the tremendous efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, Orlando Bloom, in rallying international support aimed at addressing the needs of children throughout the world.The President commended the UNICEF Ambassador last week when he met with her at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia. Ambassador Bloom was accompanied to the meeting by UNICEF Country Representative Sheldon Yett.President Sirleaf used the occasion to praise UNICEF’s role in the fight against Ebola and its partnership in the cash transfer program being implemented by the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection.She acknowledged the spirit of volunteerism and resilience of the young people, many of whom were working with UNICEF, who demonstrated leadership, empowerment and ownership to significantly reverse the trend amid the outbreak of EVD.The President intimated the pivotal role of surveillance in proportion to contact tracing that became a game-changer in the combat against the Ebola virus disease in the country. She had earlier, in an Executive Mansion press statement, praised the efforts of churches, faith-based institutions, doctors, nurses, the technical teams as well as everybody who rose to the occasion in the combat against the epidemic. It was important to recognize and support those that are making every effort to pull themselves out of a particularly challenging circumstance, she said.She then pinned Mr. Bloom with a Brussels Airlines inspired badge with the inscription: “Africa Is Not Ebola” and prevailed on him to continue to serve humanity.Ambassador Orlando Bloom had earlier thanked President Sirleaf and her government for leading the effort in bringing communities together to do so well for their country. He indicated that there is a difference between a war situation and the Ebola outbreak. “In war,” he said, “you can see your enemy unlike Ebola.”He said Liberians had indeed made remarkable progress. His visit was an opportunity to convey to the international community the need for support to keep blazing the trail.Mr. Bloom also visited Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties as well as the Township of West Point.Speaking to locals on the ground, the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador said his field visits to Bomi County brought him into contact with a lady who is a beneficiary of the cash transfer program. She is currently engaged in the sale of charcoal and has managed to acquire a plot of land. These kinds of interventions give hope and help to de-stigmatize people.Mr. Bloom praised the courage of young girls in the Township of West Point who have become the torchbearers of inspiration and a sense of belonging. For his part, UNICEF Country Representative to Liberia, Mr. Yett, informed President Sirleaf that the Goodwill Ambassador’s visit to Liberia was to see the incredible work government is doing in the fight against Ebola through social mobilization, community ownership and leadership structures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Maya Mircetich led the way with 12 kills, Bella Peterman added 10 kills and four blocks and Arcata High volleyball stayed perfect in Big 5 Conference play with a three-set victory (25-18, 25-17, 25-15) on the road at Eureka, Thursday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.Avery Thornburgh supplied eight kills and another four blocks for Arcata in the win while Mekaynea Solia supplied five kills and 10 digs and Erin Lamphear, 16 service points.Bella Vigil led Eureka with four kills while Cambelle …
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today marks the fifth anniversary of IP Ventures, Microsoft’s program that opens up technologies developed internally at Microsoft to entrepreneurs and new businesses. The IP Ventures team within Microsoft identifies technology not being used by the company – or that could be used in a different way – and treats this IP as a form of currency that can be invested in other businesses. While the new companies that take advantage of these technologies still need to find financial backing, the Microsoft program helps provide ample technology support and business guidance throughout the process.Microsoft’s IP Ventures is the subject of a Harvard Business School profile. According to author of the study, Professor Josh Lerner, “We think it’s an interesting model and believe that students, as well corporations that invest heavily in research, could benefit from looking into what Microsoft has done.” As Microsoft cannot work all the IP it creates into its product portfolio, IP Ventures allows Microsoft to transfer those technologies into the hands of other entrepreneurs. According to program director Sharieff Mansour, “When you’re dealing with new technologies and there aren’t established players, it lends itself to starting new ventures and creating tangible job opportunities around the IP. IP Ventures works with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to get those technologies to market quickly. The program also serves as a vehicle for the venture capitalist community to work with us in a meaningful way.”Over the last five years, IP Ventures has helped support the launch of several new companies including the mobile media company Zumobi, the children’s learning game company Sabi, and Inrix, a Seattle-based traffic reporting company.Pat Brazel, whose company Zignals participated in the program says, “From a technical point of view, frankly it’s inconceivable that any small company could build the stuff that we got from IP Ventures. We’re standing on the shoulders of giants in terms of the technology we got from Microsoft.”While the companies that IP Ventures has supported are still in their infancy, the end goal of the program is to help develop sizable, stand-alone businesses based on the IP Microsoft provided and according to Mansour, a couple of companies in the IP Ventures portfolio are “nearly at that point.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts audrey watters Tags:#Analysis#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.It seems fashionable for audiophiles to beat up on Beats, the music-accessories business by Dr. Dre that Apple is reportedly interested in buying. But debating sound quality seems beside the point. I think Apple is placing a bet on a whole new category of electronics. Call it earable computers.Earable computers, or earables, will look like existing audio accessories—earbuds, headphones, and the like. The inexorable trend towards miniaturization and wireless connectivity will mean that these devices will soon untether themselves from smartphones and connect us to news, entertainment, and people on their own.The Ear Up ThereEarables are the future of wearables.Like other wearable devicess, earables will be attached to the body. I’d argue that they have more market potential than, say, smartwatches, which aren’t for everyone. They definitely have more appeal than so-called “face computers” like Google Glass, which has proven to be awkward and embarrassing and may ultimately prove socially unacceptable to use outside of limited industrial settings.But headphones are everywhere. Almost everyone uses some kind of ear bud with other devices to play music and take phone calls. The question is what else these devices can do.A recent rumor about Apple adding fitness features to its EarPods, though debunked, pointed to something quite real: Apple’s EarPods already have a chip in the built-in remote. Devices attached to our ears could do a lot that we rely on smartphones for, like carry alerts and notifications. Earables could sense the condition of our body, picking up biological signals like heart rate through our skin. I’ve seen several fitness-related devices with some kind of ear interface. Pear Sports, for example, makes its own custom earphones with a controller that will give real-time heart-rate information, while its app feeds training cues through the speakers.Siri Inside Beats?The most fascinating product inside the Beats portfolio are its Studio Wireless Headphones. With Bluetooth connectivity and a digital processor for noise cancellation, this headset already is a connected computing device—albeit one with very limited functions.Add Apple’s M7 coprocessor, though, and it could track your steps. Add a full-fledged processor and a voice-controlled Siri, and you could ask questions and get answers. Today, Bluetooth devices must be tethered to a smartphone, but the wireless technology is evolving quickly, and soon smart gadgets will be able to talk to each other. That means my Bluetooth heart-rate monitor could whisper the pounding of my own heart into my ears as I work out. My beats on my Beats, if you will.The potential is unlimited—which is why Apple’s interest in Beats isn’t limited to its nascent streaming music service, I believe. Apple has long understood the power of audio in all forms. By upending industry groupthink and focusing its effort on earables, Apple could create a whole new category of consumer electronics—again. Tags:#Apple#beats#beats headphones#Beats Music#Body#digital fitness#earbuds#earphones#earpods#exercise#fitness#fitness apps#headphones#health#quantified self#workouts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces owen thomas