Watch Last Night’s “Jam The Vote” Concert Filled With All-Star Collaborations [Full Video/Gallery]

first_imgYou don’t have to leave your house to watch Jam the Vote, one of the best nights in music history. The free live stream, hosted by non-partisan music festival voting organization HeadCount, was free to anyone that made a pledge to vote on Tuesday. The Capitol Theatre, the beautifully restored passion project of Brooklyn Bowl creator Peter Shapiro, brought a big taste of New Orleans to mobilize voters.The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with guitarists Sam Cohen and Joey Williams, served as the house band for over twenty guest artists covering an array of inspirational tunes. The show kicked off with a dubbed out cover of Bob Marley’s “Crazy Baldheads” by Matisyahu, Eric Krasno and Marc Brownstein. The show kicked into high gear for a powerful Funk throw down of “People Say” when Pres Hall’s horns joined forces with George Porter Jr, Eric Krasno, Joe Russo, DJ Logic, AND Ivan Neville all at once! As Pres Hall bass player and the event’s Musical Director Ben Jaffe said, “it’s like Jazz Fest up in here!”Several impressive women had standout cameos, including the Queen of Soul Irma Thomas, who delivered her classic “It’s Raining” followed by “B Flat Boogie”. The lovely Valerie June sang Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come”, a sweet song quieting the massive crowd, only to have it shaken up by The Blind Boys of Alabama’s performance of “If I Had A Hammer” and their signature version of “Amazing Grace” set to the melody of “House of the Rising Sun.” The beautiful Nicole Atkins rewrote an election version “When They Go Low, We Go High,” which really made the brass section wail out some old school jazz.After Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros frontman Alex Ebert performed his seminal 2010 hit “Home”, there wasn’t a dry eye as Ben Jaffe explained to the audience how, back when the Hall opened 55 years ago, equal rights weren’t the law of the land. He implored the crowd, “all the musicians on this stage give our lives to you, we are here to make history and its up to all of us to go vote!”After a whirlwind three hours, the show reached a powerful crescendo of Arcade Fire’s Win Butler delivering a moving version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in The USA” as he played grand piano and thanked all immigrants for making this country what it is. The show ended with the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn belting out Elvis Costello’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” followed by the full ensemble returning for a rousing Robert Randolph slide guitar infused “America the Beautiful.”You too can make history by pledging to vote when you watch the stream below. Get out there and jam the vote! You don’t have to leave your house to watch one of the best nights in music history. Go on! Click! Vote!Check out a full gallery from Jam The Vote, courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Skype For Business Is a Go Now That Litigation Settled With eBay

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Skype’s litigation woes with eBay had businesses a bit worried. Funding Skype in the enterprise looked risky with the potential that a judge could at some point pull the code base out from under Skype and leave businesses stranded.But that’s not an issue anymore. According to Network World, Skype now has rights to the code that is essential for the service to run. That means Skype for business is a green light for the companies seeking to use the VOIP service.Last month, eBay agreed to sell Skype to a consortium that included the founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. As part of the deal, Skype retains the technology that would be required to service business users.Using the Skype network can save companies and organizations millions of dollars per year in telecommunications costs. Call centers, international calls and a host of other services can be transferred to the Skype VOIP network.Skype is making a big play in the corporate market. Earlier this year, the company announced Skype for SIP, which gives businesses the capability to hook a company’s SIP infrastructure into the Skype network.The beta program is underway with several PBX providers, including Cisco and Shoretel.Still, the biggest issue is better integration. As one analyst said to Network World:“It’s a game changer,” said Irwin Lazar, an analyst with Nemertes Research. “The level of frustration trying to get SIP to work can be enormous.” center_img Tags:#enterprise#news alex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Invisibility: The Secret to Editing and Shooting an Interview

first_imgHere’s how you can avoid disrupting the flow of your interview edit — as well as how to avoid jarring camera angles during the shoot.Top image via Netflix.One of the most challenging tasks for video content creators is shooting, editing, and producing interviews. Not for any artistically challenging reason, but because of how boring and clean-cut they are by nature. Of all the camera tricks, lighting hacks, and editing flourishes we can add to them, interviews need to follow a strict set of visual and auditory rules, even if we’re not sure what those rules are. In Thomas Flight’s latest editing breakdown, we look at David Letterman’s latest interview show and how the editing and camerawork distract the viewer from the central theme of the show: the guests’ stories. Too Many Camera AnglesImage via Thomas Flight.The show in question demonstrates how shots can be intrusive and alienating during what is supposed to be an intimate sit-down interview. While it may be easy to point to the show’s obviously massive budget, or Netflix doing things the way they usually do (disrupting the medium), the excessive camera angles prove a bit much. The show weaves in and out of clips from the interviewee’s life, so the excuse for an energy boost doesn’t work. Flight points out in the video that traditional talk show interviews (even if you don’t want to call this a talk show, it’s a talk show) only use about 3-4 different shot angles.In an interview the information we’re interested in [is] simply what the guest and the host are saying, both verbally and non-verbally. The sooner the cinematography becomes invisible, the better we can focus on the communication.Keep it simple. Keep it sweet. Again, nobody is here to watch your interview for its outstanding cinematography and natural lighting that showcases the left side and eye color of your artist’s seemingly profound, weathered face. They’re here to listen to your subjects and the stories they have to tell — all while living in that moment for as long as you allow them to.Longer CutsImage via Thomas Flight.As Flight puts it, the number of shots you use almost doesn’t matter — if you give each shot enough time to breathe. Letterman’s new show is a perfect example of how too much editing can be a bad thing. The image you see above comes from the first part of a tidbit featuring President Barack Obama that, for-whatever reason, is cut up into six different shots that all last about four seconds each. The beauty of talk shows and long-form interviews is the length of each shot. If the interviewee is telling a story or recalling past thoughts, the eyes lock in on the subject if the edit and the camera lets them. That is literally how you create engagement with your audience. Bouncing back and forth like a basketball is a good example of trying to add life when the life already exists.Image via Thomas Flight. There also an example from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee during which Obama is sitting in a car with Jerry Seinfeld telling a joke, and the edit itself tells a story in relation to the structure of what the subject is saying, moving from left to right.The lesson to take from this editing analysis is that it’s okay to leave the interview alone in the edit. Concentrate more on the questions, making the interviewee comfortable and creating an engrossing story. Don’t worry so much about the look of your shot or entertaining the viewers — the story should do that.Looking for more information on interviews? Check out these articles.5 Essential Tips for Editing Professional Interview SoundbitesProduction Tips: Making Interviewees Comfortable Interview Tips Ever Documentary Filmmaker Should Knowlast_img read more

Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Shugen came out of the repechage division to edge Ace Ang of Singapore, 3-0, for third place in -66kg.His brother Keisei overpowered Uen Xaisengseum Nouvene of Laos via ippon for -73kg bronze.Watanabe, ranked 23rd in the world in her division, was the most dreaded fighter in the tournament.“But I can’t be very sure so I trained very hard,” said Watanabe, who is a sports science major at Wasida University in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “It wasn’t easy,” said Watanabe through her mom Irene who was interpreting from Japanese to Filipino. “There was pressure on my part to win. But she did her best for her country.”This early, Watanabe is being groomed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWatanabe was one of the four Fil-Japanese counted upon to win golds in the competition held at KLCC Hall 5.But twins Shugen and Keisei Nakano could only produce bronze in their respective divisions. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Kiyomi Watanabe of the Philippines clinches the gold medal in the women’s -63kg event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games judo competition Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Kiyomi Watanabe proved that she’s a cut above the rest after she left a path of destruction on her way to the judo gold in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday.The 20-year-old Watanabe won all her bouts via ippon — the equivalent of knockout in boxing — taking down Orapin Senatham in just 36 seconds for her third straight SEA Games gold in -63-kilograms division.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim With Fajardo playing sparingly, Santos delivers for ‘complete’ SMB team View commentslast_img read more

2nd Test, Day 4: Bhajji slams his second 100, India get fitting reply from McCullum

first_imgHarbhajan Singh celebrates after scoring a century during the second cricket Test match against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Monday, November 15, 2010. Harbhajan Singh smashed his way into the record books by becoming the first number eight batsman in the history of Test cricket to hit back-to-back tons even as the second Test between India and New Zealand headed towards a tight finish in Hyderabad on Monday.SCORECARDAfter Harbhajan propelled the hosts to a challenging 472 with a blistering unbeaten 111 off 114 deliveries, Brendon McCullum led a strong New Zealand riposte by notching up his sixth Test century, which helped his side finish the day at 237 for the loss of four wickets.The New Zealanders gained a lead of 115 runs at stumps, on day four, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.After being at receiving end of McCullum’s onslaught, Indian bowlers, however, struck late in the day to give the hosts a slight edge going into the final day.At close, McCullum was going great guns having scored 124 off 177 deliveries, while giving him company was Kane Williamson, on 12. With Williamson for company, McCullum would ideally like to bat atleast an hour after lunch in order ensure that the Black Caps are in the safety zone.The crowd at the stadium went quiet as McCullum smashed the Indian bowlers for 11 boundaries and three sixes, but S Sreesanth brought some cheer back in the stands when he got one move in a bit after pitching breaching through Ross Taylor’s defence.McCullum, however, stood firm at the other end and a spanking off-drive off the bowler stood out.advertisementEarlier, openers McCullum and Tim McIntosh started on a positive note and shared an opening stand of 125 to help New Zealand clear the deficit and take a nine-run lead by tea, after Harbhajan’s exploits in the morning session saw Indians take a first innings lead of 122.Both the New Zealand openers batted with ease and displayed great character in dealing with the Indian spinners.After Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth failed to provide a breakthrough, Mahendra Singh Dhoni introduced the spinners but the New Zealand openers, especially McCullum, used their feet well to score some quick runs against Harbhajan and Pragyan Ojha.McCullum sashayed down the ground to loft Harbhajan over his head to signal his intentions. He then greeted Ojha with another massive six over long-off, which landed on the second tier of the pavilion end, and then swept the bowler to the deep midwicket boundary.Harbhajan was again at the receiving end of McCullum’s onslaught, when the batsman smashed him for the maximum over long-off.At tea the visitors, having overcome a deficit of 122 runs, were comfortably placed at 131 for the loss of first-innings centurion Tim McIntosh, who was trapped by Pragyan Ojha just one short of a half-century.McCullum was unbeaten on 73 off 101 balls while Martin Guptill was giving him company on four. Thanks to McCullum’s aggressive batting, the session between lunch and tea fetched New Zealand 94 runs in 27 overs.What affected India’s bowling in that period was pace spearhead Zaheer Khan’s absence — he sat out the entire session due to abdominal strain.The pacer came off the bench some time after tea, but did not bowl. Another cause for concern was Sressanth’s recurrent problem with no balls. The pacer overstepped thrice during his short five-over spell before lunch.Dhoni tried to play on McCullum’s patience by employing a 6-3 packed on-side field when Harbhajan Singh was operating from round the wicket, but the Kiwi was unruffled and, on a couple of occasions, used the reverse sweep to great effect against the off-spinner.He got to his century, his sixth in the longer version of the game, with a cracking square-cut off Harbhajan.Earlier in the day, Harbhajan slammed an unbeaten 111 off 116 balls and his 105-run partnership for the 10th wicket with Sreesanth helped the hosts take a first innings significant lead before Daniel Vettori castled Sreesanth to put the brakes on India’s first innings.Vettori, who bowled nearly 50 overs, finished with impressive figures of five for 135, while Tim Southee took three for 119.Resuming at an overnight score of 434 for nine, the duo of Harbhajan, who was unbeaten on 85 at stumps on the third day, and Sreesanth racked up 36 runs in quick time that saw the off-spinner getting to the coveted landmark.The landmark was touched when Harbhajan tucked off his hips a Tim Southee delivery, in the seventh over of the day.As he pumped his fists in joy, his teammates in the dressing room gave him a standing ovation as crowd clapped and whistled for the man Rahul Dravid described as the “new Gary Sobers.”advertisementThe spinner also thanked Sreesanth who defied the visitors for 115 minutes, which saw him take some blows on his body.Harbhajan started from where he had left off on the third day, slamming Vettori for a straight six over the long-on.After reaching his century, he smashed Southee over widish long-on for his seventh six of the innings and second of the day.The 100-run partnership was up in just 110 minutes and off 149 balls. Harbhajan’s hurricane knock contained seven sixes and an equal number of boundaries.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Justin Thomas says jealousy over Spieth’s Open inspired US PGA win

first_img“That’s kind of the first memory for me in terms of being at a golf tournament,” Thomas said. “I wanted to play professional golf but being at the PGA that week and just hearing the roars, seeing what Tiger was producing out there. Him and that week was the reason that I was like, ‘OK, this is really what I want to do.’ And then to have him basically cheering me on, it’s bizarre, it really is.“I was seven years old and watching it in the clubhouse and he hits the putt on camera and before it can fall in on TV I can just hear the roar outside. I’ll never forget that. It’s crazy to be sitting up here now after watching him do his champion’s toast and hoping that I’m there one day, and I am.”The wins by Thomas and Spieth in consecutive majors mean it is the first time players under 25 have won back-to-back since 1923 when Bobby Jones won the Open and Gene Sarazen the US PGA Championship.“With all the young guys we want to see everyone play well,” said Rickie Fowler who, like Spieth, was present by the 18th green to see Thomas triumph. “It’s fun to see your buddies play well. But at the same time, it’s even more satisfying when you get to go out and beat all of your buddies.“It’s a good kind of rivalry among the young guys. We all play together, we practise together, we travel together. JT lives right down the street from me. It’s only going to make me want to beat him more. It’s good to see.” Justin Thomas wins US PGA and confirms years of potential Read more Share on Twitter news Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian The most endearing image dug out in the immediate aftermath of the US PGA Championship did not actually relate to the tournament itself. The 2007 picture of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth as nothing more than innocent teenage golfers – the former with burger in mouth – showed just how far this friendship has stretched.Now 24, Thomas is a major champion. He also broke one of sport’s unwritten rules with an honest admission of how he felt when Spieth was dominating all before him. And it did not end there; Thomas had a similar emotion from the outside looking in as Sergio García won the Masters and Brooks Koepka the US Open.“Frustration probably isn’t the right word. Jealousy definitely is,” said Thomas. “I mean, there’s no reason to hide it. I would say anybody, they are jealous that I won. I was jealous that Sergio won, that Brooks won, that Jordan won. I wanted to be doing that and I wasn’t.“It’s a cool little friendship we have. I think it shows where the game is right now, where all of us are. We obviously all want to win. We want to beat the other person. But if we can’t win, we at least want to enjoy it with our friends. I think that we’ll all be able to enjoy this together and I know it’s going to make them more hungry, just like it did me.“There’s only four of these in a year and to be one of them, a major champion, is really cool. It’s just nice to have one. But at the same time, I mean, honestly, it was weird but it kind of calmed me down beforehand. I was confident but I was thinking about it. I was like, ‘Man, there are some unbelievable players out here that have only won one major and it took them a while to do it.’”Thomas appeared nerveless over the closing stretch at Quail Hollow, his margin of victory at a venue with a treacherous final three holes a relatively comfortable two shots. Spieth was not the only one to congratulate him. Tiger Woods offered public praise of Thomas’s performance. That had a special resonance, given that Thomas was among those watching at Valhalla in his native Louisville when Woods won the US PGA Championship of 2000. He had special access to the course as the son of a professional golfer. US PGA US sports Topicscenter_img Golf Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. 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Provo man arrested on Robbery suspicion Charged with Possession of Drugs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos, July 11th 2017: A 20 year old Providenciales man has been arrested on suspicion of Robbery in connection with a report that was made on Saturday.Officers say they were alerted to a robbery at Good Taste Liquor Store around 8am Saturday. Upon arriving, officers were told by a witness that they noticed a man wearing a ski-mask entering the store and carrying a small gun. They said he then ran into the store room and hid. The culprit is said to have taken a small sum of money from the cash register and then exited the store and ran towards Five Cays. No one was injured during the incident.This led the Police to launch an investigation. Officers say around 6pm that day, detectives identified the suspect who was seen in the Stammers Road area. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery. However, while executing a search on him a quantity of suspected cannabis was found in his possession.He was later charged and cautioned for Possession of Controlled Drugs namely Cannabis. Investigation into the incident is said to be ongoing. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#ProvoManArrestedOnRobberySuspicioncenter_img Related Items:last_img read more