A New, David Bowie-Approved Instagram Series For ‘Blackstar’ Is Coming Soon

first_imgJust three days before his passing, David Bowie left us with ★ (pronounced Blackstar). It has since been revealed that there is a “long list” of more music for future releases. As a supplement to his most recent artistic masterpiece, the pop icon assigned the creators of InstaMiniSeries to “create our own visual interpretations of his songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part,” producers wrote in a press release. The result premiers February 25th, and is called Unbound: A ★ InstaMiniSeries. A Lyrical Interpretation Of ★ As David Bowie’s Final MasterpieceAccording to @InstaMiniSeries, the 16 episodes take “the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork… Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it and will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention.”You can follow the new episodes, which will be posted every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, on the @InstaMiniSeries Instagram account.Carolynn Cecilia, the writer and producer of Unbound, describes Bowie as “a trailblazer, not just in the world of music, but in the art of storytelling.” She continues, “Whether through lyrics, melodies, film, theater or mythical persona he never fails to transcend WHAT WAS and set the tone – and the bar – for what CAN BE. As storytellers and music lovers, who better for us to be inspired by than David Bowie?”Watch the full trailer for Unbound: A ★ InstaMiniSeries below:  [H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Driving Innovation and Student Success through Digital Transformation

first_imgWe all know technology is driving significant changes in the classroom and on campus. Colleges and universities are adapting to keep up with new methods, resources and tools to teach and instruct, while students are also transitioning to a digital-first learning approach, especially with the growth of online programs. We’re excited to further discuss these major transformations and advancements at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver, where leading industry professionals, IT administrators and campus leaders come together to discuss topics facing the higher education IT industry.This year, throughout our programming and demonstrations at the show, Dell EMC is focused on driving student success through digital transformation, specifically diving into immersive learning and student collaboration, while keeping data protected and simplifying campus operations. We’re hosting multiple sessions to explore these topics led by higher education institutions as they discuss their experiences and showcase how they are changing the face of the higher education sector.Our panels at EDUCAUSE include:Step Out of Your Head(set): Better Approaches for Collaborative Learning in Virtual Environments on October 31, 9:45am – 10:45am, Meeting Room 401/402 featuring:Carolina Cruz-Neira, interim chair of the Department of Computer Science, executive director, Emerging Analytics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Massachusetts Lowell: Modern Learning Delights Students through Digital Transformation on November 1, 1:30pm – 2:15pm, Meeting Room 505/506 featuring:Michael Cipriano, CIO, University of Massachusetts LowellPreston Winn, director education solutions and product marketing, VMwareJeanne Weber, sr. higher education strategist, Dell EMC Legacy of Good and Digital Communities on November 1, 9:45am – 10:45am, Meeting Room 403 featuring:Jeffrey Miner, assistant vice president, Information Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMike Nicks, director, IT Operations Office of Information Technology, University of Nevada, RenoJeanne Weber, sr. higher education strategist, Dell EMCcenter_img At EDUCAUSE, we will be showcasing our solutions developed to support the needs of our higher education customers.  Attendees will have the opportunity to:Get immersed in learning transformation with AR and VR experiences, including an AR CAVE experience.Explore the capabilities of new mobile devices, including our augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) ready workstations.Engage in our collaboration solutions featuring interactive displays, projectors and Intel Unite. Specifically, the new Dell 55 4K Conference Room Monitor – C5519Q, a 55-inch display is ideal for collaborative learning spaces. Available now, the monitor offers an outstanding viewing experience optimized for exceptionally sharp text with 4K resolutionExplore our data protection portfolio and how to protect data on and off campus, from core to edge to cloud.Learn how we help transform campus IT environments through powerful data center and cloud technologies, as well as how we help simplify campus operations that improve agility, reliability and security.Dell EMC is uniquely poised to help at every step of the transformation journey—delivering a tailored approach that leverages our extensive relationships with colleges and universities. Coupled with our comprehensive, end to end solutions that are rooted in the understanding of the missions, visions and strategies of higher education institutions we are ready to help advance your digital transformation journey.  If you’re attending the show, stop by the Dell EMC booth (#1003) on October 30 and November 1 to speak with our experts on how we can aid in your digital transformation journey.You can also follow the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCEdu and #TransformEdu and #EDU18.last_img read more

Are millennials financially doomed?

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millennials have more debt and less income than Gen X or baby boomers on average. But those aren’t the only financial constraints some face.New data show 1 in 5 supported an aging parent over the last year, spending an average of $18,250 a year on medical bills and other expenses — more than any other generation, according to TD Ameritrade’s recent 2015 Financial Support survey.That single expense puts a serious strain on their ability to pay off student loans and save for retirement. (Consequently, baby boomer parents have also delayed their retirement plans to help their children financially)“It’s a lot harder to keep your head above water if you have to support family members and still try to tackle your debt,” said Matt Sadowsky, TD Ameritrade’s director of retirement and annuities. continue reading »last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘demands’ Manchester United sign £85m Bruno Fernandes ahead of Man City

first_img Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘demands’ Manchester United sign £85m Bruno Fernandes ahead of Man City Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 May 2019 3:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link504Shares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly demanded United sign Fernandes (AP Photo)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementFernandes, who has also attracted interest from Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal, has a €100 million (£85m) release clause in his deal with Sporting.United are in the market for at least one new central midfielder as they expected to lose Ander Herrera, while Juan Mata is also out of contract this summer.City, meanwhile, are looking for a long-term successor to David Silva and reportedly see Fernandes as an ideal replacement.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Bruno Fernandes is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United (Getty Images)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘demanded’ Manchester United sign Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes ahead of Manchester City, according to reports in Portugal.The 24-year-old has been in sublime form for Sporting this season with 25 goals and 15 assists in 44 appearances.Earlier this week, reports claimed that City were close to agreeing a deal with Sporting for Fernandes.But according to A Bola, Solskjaer is intent on bringing Fernandes to Old Trafford and has made his wishes clear to United’s hierarchy.ADVERTISEMENTThe report also claims that Fernandes’ agent Miguel Pinho is ready to listen to United’s proposal before deciding whether the player will join Solskjaer’s side ahead of City. Advertisementlast_img read more

Harry Redknapp predicts where Tottenham will finish in Premier League and warns Liverpool

first_imgHarry Redknapp predicts where Tottenham will finish in Premier League and warns Liverpool Redknapp believes Spurs could stun Liverpool at Anfield (Picture: Getty)‘He comes back to form, he is an incredible player. I think they have got the players. They are going through a bad spell but they will come out of that.‘It wouldn’t surprise me if it started on Sunday [against Liverpool at Anfield].’Redknapp also dismissed the suggestion that Tottenham should be looking to replace under-fire manager Pochettino.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Absolute rubbish,’ he said. ‘I think (former England boss) Graham Taylor was the cleverest manager.‘He said ‘your manager is never as good as you think he is – and he’s never as bad as you think he is. It is somewhere in between’.‘We all get carried away. He (Pochettino) is an excellent manager, he has fantastic players, they have a beautiful stadium. They are just having a tricky spell.’MORE: Deontay Wilder accuses Tyson Fury of ‘lying’ about WWE purse Advertisement Advertisement Pochettino jokes he is giving players day off to ‘stop the rumours’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:40FullscreenPochettino jokes he is giving players day off to ‘stop the rumours’https://metro.co.uk/video/pochettino-jokes-giving-players-day-stop-rumours-2033230/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Ahead of the match, former Spurs boss Redknapp told Sky Sports: ‘It looks like Liverpool and Man City are different class, then you have got Tottenham.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Chelsea are doing well, Frank (Lampard, manager) has done a great job and will continue to do a great job in my opinion.‘Then you have got Arsenal, I don’t know where they are going at the moment. For me, they are nowhere near capable of finishing in the top three, unless the others all fall over.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And Man United, that’s a big rebuilding job for Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) – so I think Tottenham will finish third this season.’Redknapp, who says he ‘would not be surprised’ if Tottenham ended Liverpool’s unbeaten record, added: ‘When I look at the team, they are full of good players everywhere.‘It is the same group of players – but one or two are not playing as well. Dele Alli, I love him, what a footballer, but he has not been in the same form as he showed, maybe over a year ago.center_img Harry Redknapp has predicted where Tottenham will finish in the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino (Picture: Getty)Harry Redknapp has backed Tottenham to finish third in the Premier League this season, above Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, and says they can stun Liverpool at Anfield.Spurs, who finished third last term, have endured a dismal start to the new campaign and are currently seventh with just 12 points from seven games.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won just one of their last four league fixtures and face unbeaten Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 3:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link176Shares Commentlast_img read more

Locals toast the joys of living in a famous FNQ tourist town

first_imgPort Douglas man Roger Gibbons, pictured with his late wife Marie. PIC: Hayden SmithHowever, he will soon move to Melbourne to be closer to family. “I don’t think your spirit ever leaves Port Douglas,” Mr Gibbons said. “It is the sort of place that stays with you no matter where you are in Australia or around the world.” With a tourism-reliant economy, Port Douglas has had many ups and downs.But things are taking an upward turn, with the latest CoreLogic data showing the town’s median house price has jumped almost 30 per cent over the past three years.Travis Schumacher of Raine & Horne Port Douglas and Mossman said the sense of optimism was palpable. “Port Douglas has had some tough times, but the housing market over the past couple of years has been exciting,” he said. “Many people seem to be moving back up here from down south … I certainly predict a strong finish to 2017.“We really felt the effects of the GFC and it took quite a while to bounce back.” Connor Pedis, 10, and Tommy Pedis, 9, play on their body boards at Four Mile Beach. Picture: BRENDAN RADKEJULY is a time when winter-weary southerners flock to Port Douglas in their thousands.But beneath the many visitors, who drive the region’s economy, is a tight-knit group that calls the famous Far North tourism town home.Roger Gibbons is a former business executive who first bought a holiday home in Port Douglas about 15 years ago.In about 2012 he and his late wife Marie moved to the community, splitting their time between the Far North and America.Mr Gibbons said the Douglas Shire had been the perfect place to “recharge” after Marie died in September 2015.“I’m always relaxed in Port Douglas, cruising around in shorts and a T-shirt,” he said. “There are many different layers to this community, and they all seem to mesh.“I play a bit of golf here and love going to The Clink Theatre.“My house feels like it’s in rainforest, although it’s in the middle of town.” More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoMr Gibbons lives in a townhouse on Grant St, meaning he is just metres from shops and the iconic Four Mile Beach.last_img read more

Gold Coast mega mansion sells for millions in cash in just two days

first_imgThis home at 41 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters, has sold. Pic: realestate.com.au.TWO mega mansions on the Gold Coast fetched the biggest dollars in Queensland in the past week, according to property analytics company CoreLogic.An architecturally designed home on Main River in Broadbeach Waters sold for $2.95 million in just two days to an expat living visiting from Hong Kong. The deck on the home at 41 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters. Pic: realestate.com.au.“He looked at (the house) for half an hour to 45 minutes and made a cash offer,” Mr Dytor said.“I wish they were all like that.”A five-bedroom, six-bathroom home on 2000 sqm at Sanctuary Cove was the second biggest sale of the week, according to CoreLogic. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe view from 41 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters. Picture: realestate.com.au.There’s also an outdoor kitchen with built-in gas barbecue, wine fridge and outdoor heaters.Scott Dytor of Dytor & Yates said the buyer was on the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions Raceday pre-sales and saw the property listed for sale in the window of the agency. BRISBANE HOUSE SOLD FOR $151,000 This star retreat at 6256 Spyglass Hill, Hope Island, has sold.The house has been home to a number of star tenants, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Pink, Harry Styles, Dave Grohl, Paris Hilton and Johnny Depp. This home at 41 Conifer Cres, Broadbeach Waters, has sold. Pic: realestate.com.au.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 41 Conifer Crescent sold through Dytor & Yates Broadbeach Waters in a cash deal.Features include a large boat pontoon, freshwater pool, Bali hut, outdoor shower and riverside deck with skyline views. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The kitchen in the home at 6256 Spyglass Hill, Hope Island.The rock star residence at 6256 Spyglass Hill, Hope Island, sold for $2.86 million before auction to a local family through Hope Island Resort Realty. SANDRA SULLY SELLS BEACH HOMES This property at 6256 Spyglass Hill, Hope Island, has sold.last_img read more

UK infrastructure fund backed by NAPF completes first investment

first_imgThe investment was completed in conjunction with the Dalmore Capital Fund II.Michael Ryan, manager of both the Dalmore and PIP vehicles, said the PIP’s inaugural investment built on the firm’s “strong existing relationship” with Interserve.“We believe it demonstrates once again our ability to execute complicated deals and to partner with contractors and facilities managers for mutual benefit,” he said.Jonanne Segars, chief executive of the NAPF, added: “It is great news that the PIP has been able to make this investment into low risk, index-linked investments so quickly after reaching first close.”The acquisition comes a few months after IPE reported that three of the platforms’ 10 founding investors had decided to withdraw their support for the undertaking.The London Pensions Fund Authority and BAE Systems cited displeasure with the platform’s risk/return profile as the reason for pulling out, while the BT Pension Scheme said it desired to continue with its own direct infrastructure investment programme. The UK’s Pension Infrastructure Platform (PIP) has completed its first investment, acquiring part of a nearly 50% stake in a holding company for private finance initiatives (PFIs).The PIP – which in February announced the launch of its first, £260m fund following several years under development by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – bought part of a 49.9% stake from the pension fund for construction company Interserve.In a statement by Dalmore Capital, manager for the fund, it said that Interserve PFI Holding consisted of 13 assets, including schools, government accommodation and projects overseen by the UK’s Ministry of Defence.While the asking price for the assets was not disclosed, the Interserve pension fund acquired ownership of 19 PFI assets in late 2012, when the sponsor transferred a portfolio worth £55m to address an existing deficit.last_img read more

Antique’s indigenous people seek mobile registration of marriage, birth docs

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The indigenous people (IP)or the Ati community in Antique urged the Philippine Statistics Authority orthe municipal registrar to conduct a mobile registration for their members withno birth certificates or marriage contracts. She added the conduct of mobile registrationwith the support of the local government unit would be a big help. Antique has around 18,000 IPs composed mainlyof the Ati, the Iraynon-Bukidnon or the upland people, and the Cuyonin or minoritygroup from Cuyo island, Palawan who resettled in the province.(With a report from PNA/PN) Perlita Oyong, chairperson of the IPAssociation of Southern Antique and the Ati tribal leader in Barangay Tina,Hamtic town, said there are many Ati cultural minorities in Antique stillunregistered due to lack of money aside from other reasons. Around 2,000 children belonging to the IPAssociation of Southern Antique, whose members are mostly from the southernmosttowns of Anini-y to Sibalom, have no birth certificates yet. A good number ofthe 5,000-strong association has no marriage certificates. “The Ati couple would rather save their moneyfor their food than getting the Cenomar,” Oyong said. “There are some Ati with no marriagecertificates because of the documentary requirements they have to comply with,which they could not afford,” she said, adding that for instance, thecertificate of no marriage (Cenomar) has to be secured prior a civil marriage. “Many Ati in southern Antique are still notregistered with the local registrar,” Oyong said in local language.  The indigenous people or the Ati community in Antique urged the Philippine Statistics Authority or the municipal registrar to conduct a mobile registration for their members with no birth certificates or marriage contracts. PNAlast_img read more

Argos Breeze to Second Consecutive GSC Title

first_img Share Argos Breeze to Second Consecutive GSC Title April 23, 2007HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Fourth ranked West Florida continued their dominance through final round at the GSC Women’s Golf Championship. West Florida won by an astounding 44 strokes. Sarah Nicholson (Cedar Falls, Iowa / Cedar Falls HS) won her first tournament of the season. Four of the top five finishers were Argonauts.West Florida shot a 601 (297-304) for the tournament. Arkansas Tech was second with a 645 (322-323). Nicholson shot a 146, +2 (70-76) for a first place finish. She outlasted teammate Vicky Jackson (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. / Ft. Walton Beach HS) who shot a 150, +6 (72-78). Clara Fornella (Montevideo, Uruguay) was in contention throughout. She posted a 151, +7 (78-73) for a third place finish. Natalia Espinosa (Bogota, Colombia) shot a 155, +11 (77-78) for fifth place. Rachel Christ (Charlotte, N.C. / Univ. of Charlotte) contributed with a 165, +21 (88-77) for 14th place.The win marks the fourth team tournament title of the 2006-07 season. Nicholson is the second individual to medal. The Argos had a 24 shot lead after the first round. For detailed results and stats go to the women’s golf schedule page at goargos.com.The tournament was hosted by the par 72, 5,834 yard Hot Springs Country Club in Hot Springs, Ark. West Florida prepares for the NCAA II South Regional Championships on April 30 – May 2Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more