Recruitment brings college dance opportunities to Arlington Heights High School

first_imgFWAFA “Into the Woods” reflects on worldly problems Twitter Elizabeth Hinz is a sophomore journalism major from Sugar Land, Texas. Twitter Study ranks TCU third for liquor-law violations per 10,000 students ReddIt Linkedin Elizabeth Hinz Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook print Brooklyn, New York to Austin, Arlington Heights High School graduates can be found dancing their way through colleges all over the country.Heights had about 14 colleges and universities on campus Nov. 13-14 recruiting senior dancers.The director of the Arlington Heights High School Dance Department, Rachel Wade, created the senior recruitment event last year to provide her dancers with more opportunities to pursue dance in college.“We do have a lot of students who want to dance in college, but can’t afford to travel to schools for auditions,” Wade said. “So, I thought why not have them come to us and have those opportunities for our students here?”Senior dancer Jeanine Quast said this event is going to change dancer’s futures.“I think it’s an incredible opportunity because there’s a lot of students who dance in high school and can’t make it to colleges, or don’t know that they want to dance in college,” Quast said. “So, it’s a really great opportunity that the colleges come to us.”On Nov. 13, Heights held master dance classes taught by professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a student performed showcase. The following day was for auditions and a college fair.Senior dancer Marisol Barrios said she took master dance classes and introduced herself to all the instructors.“I wanted to be recognized by colleges and hopefully be accepted into dance programs or summer programs,” Barrios said. “I want to pursue dance sciences in college.”Senior Tatum Friedson said she took master dance classes all day and performed in three group dances and one solo at the showcase.“I’m hoping to get accepted into the University of Texas dance program,” Friedson said. “If I don’t major in dance, I might minor in it.”A total of 10 seniors auditioned on Tuesday for spots in a college or university dance department.Senior Maria Spinelli said she practiced daily to prepare for the auditions, which were focused on ballet, modern and jazz.“We worked on ballet technique and that’s helped me prepare a lot,” Spinelli said. “Every day after school, and during school, I’ve been dancing and working on technique.”Assistant Director of Arlington Heights High School Dance Department Emma Beavers said seeing her dancers pursue these opportunities at colleges is the best thing she could ask for.“We have several dancers who really wouldn’t be going to college or going to a university if it wasn’t for these two days,” Beavers said. “It’s really incredible to see the opportunities that these students get, and when our students go and pursue those opportunities it’s the most amazing thing.”The dance department hopes to continue hosting a senior recruitment in the following years.More information about the Arlington Heights High School Dance Department is available at the program’s website. ReddIt Linkedincenter_img Cost of textbooks on the rise + posts Previous articleMoore’s career-high leads women’s basketball past Texas State, 82-58Next articleMen’s basketball rolls past Omaha without Alex Robinson, 99-66 Elizabeth Hinz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Hinz Elizabeth Hinz Elizabeth Hinz Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Elizabeth Hinz Supreme Court allows Birdville prayer case to stand Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Maoists continue to threaten the press

first_img NepalAsia – Pacific October 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Maoists continue to threaten the press Receive email alerts Organisation June 8, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about a series of assaults, threats and coercive measures taken by Maoist cadres against the press in various parts of the country.Even though Maoist attacks on journalists have considerably decreased compared to previous years, they are nevertheless regular and symptomatic of a failure to tolerate criticism.”On several occasions, and in particular in front of the international mission on press freedom in Nepal, the Maoist party’s most senior leaders have sworn their commitment to the freedom and security of journalists,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “These commitments should be urgently respected in practice. We call on the movement’s leaders to bring their militants into line and to show greater transparency,” it added.On 27 October 2006, Dambar Singh Rai, correspondent for the Kantipur group and president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in Khotang, eastern Nepal, was summoned to the local office of the Maoist party. Two officials, Ashmita and Pasang, accused him of putting out false news, after radio Kantipur broadcast news of the kidnapping of a member of the military in the region.The Maoists have since 26 October occupied the offices of state-owned Nepal Television (NTV) in Kohalpur, western Nepal, which have been left empty since Maoists attacked and torched them in February 2005. After a protest by the regional head of NTV, a Maoist official, Athak, said it was pointless to forbid them to use the building since the Maoists were on the point of “taking over the entire country”.Maoist militants on 15 October formed a human chain preventing the press from reaching the location of a meeting between the government and party leaders in Kathmandu, manhandling and in some cases insulting journalists. A spokesman, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, later voiced regret over the excesses of the militants.On 18 September, militants of the Maoist student organisation assaulted the photojournalist Bhaswar Ojha of the Samaya Weekly in Kathmandu. Maoists in Nawalparasi, western Nepal on 16 September forced Sheeram Sigdel of the daily Annapurna Post and Hari Narayan Regmi of the RSS agency to become members of the movement.A gang of individuals claiming to be from the Maoist party padlocked the offices of the Mophasal Weekly, in Pathari in the east of the country on 15 September after it carried an article reporting that a Maoist militant had sexually assaulted a teenage girl. The office was reopened after the intervention of local figures. A Maoist leader denied that his movement was involved.According to the FNJ, Maoist cadres have detained assaulted, wrongly summoned or censored at least eight journalists since the return to democracy last April. “Maoists still do not want the press to know their flaws. Although Maoists have stopped attacking the journalists, they still have to learn the culture of accepting criticism. Journalists are still put to psychological pressure and threats for publishing or transmitting critical news about them,” said the FNJ. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal NepalAsia – Pacific to go furthercenter_img RSF_en May 29, 2019 Find out more News News News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 17, 2019 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama storylast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders makes three recommendations in open letter to Morgan Tsvangirai

first_img Reports ZimbabweAfrica News Organisation News Dear Prime Minister,Reporters Without Borders would like to congratulate you on taking office on 13 February as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe’s new government of national unity.As you know, our organisation is very concerned about the many violations of human rights and press freedom that have taken place in Zimbabwe in recent years.Reporters Without Borders therefore calls on you as Prime Minister to demonstrate a genuine political will to restore the rule of law. We think that the Zimbabwean government currently being formed should, as a matter of urgency, take the following three measures.Firstly, we urge you to take effective action to obtain the release of all political prisoners, including journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko and press photographer Shadreck Manyere. Your government should guarantee that no journalist is henceforth imprisoned in connection with their work.Secondly, we ask you to adopt thorough reforms that guarantee press freedom and commit Zimbabwe to democratisation. We think that it is essential that your government should repeal that press law known as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), which was adopted in 2002. The Interception of Communications Act should also be repealed in order to guarantee Zimbabweans’ civil and political freedoms. Adopted on 3 August 2007, this law allows the government and the police to tap phone calls and intercept email messages and faxes without requesting permission from a judge.Finally, we urge you to do everything possible to ensure that the Daily News, which was Zimbabwe’s leading independent newspaper, is able to resume publishing. The previous authorities always managed to prevent this, despite several court rulings in its favour. This newspaper’s reappearance on the newsstands would send a clear signal of the government’s determination to promote media diversity and independence.Reporters Without Borders stands ready to make its expertise available to the Prime Minister’s office in achieving these goals.We thank you in advance for giving our requests your careful consideration.Respectfully,Jean-François Julliard,Secretary-General News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Zimbabwe’s new prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, with three recommendations for improving the press freedom situation. Follow the news on Zimbabwe ZimbabweAfrica to go further Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more September 1, 2020 Find out more November 12, 2020 Find out more RSF_en February 18, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders makes three recommendations in open letter to Morgan Tsvangirai Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Love of music drives Blue Machine drum major

first_img By Jaine Treadwell “I thought that, if I could play the instruments and understand the music, I could help teach,” he said. “So, I wanted to be the drum major.”Competition for drum major was stiff and Upshaw pledged to do his best. Auditions were held before a panel of band directors and all candidates were strong. When the announcement came, Upshaw was the 2008-09 CHHS drum major. He experienced the height of happiness and gratefully accepted the great responsibility.Already he has learned what many only learn in their mature years.“You can’t please everyone,” Upshaw said. “I’ve really learned that. But I tell the band members that you’ll get your chance. It’s just not now.”Upshaw’s duties as drum major are to control the band and keep the members motivated and hyped.“And, we must always strive for excellence,” he said. “I’m having a good time and I think the members respond well to what I say and do.”Upshaw strives to be a good role model for the band members and to try to live up to the example set by those he holds in high esteem.“Ms. Kathy Lightfoot is one of my role models,” he said. “She can play the piano like wow! And Ray Smith over at Troy University. He’s the kind of leader that I want to be. And, of course, Mrs. Ford.”Upshaw is a senior at CHHS and his plans are to attend Troy University and major in music education.“I want to be a band director,” he said. “But first, I want to be a member of the Sound of the South Marching Band. I’m going to try my hardest to make it.”Amanda Ford, CHHS band director, said Upshaw is filling the role as Mr. Boss.“Quintarries is a gifted musician, a diligent student and an outstanding role model,” she said. “The band members respect him and, therefore, he is an effective drum major. He does a good job and we are fortunate to have him and we appreciate him.” “I guess listening to my dad try to sing and beat on the snare drum was the beginning of my love of music,” Upshaw said. “I’ve just always had a passion for music.”When he was in fourth grade at Troy Elementary School, Upshaw played in the Orff orchestra and sang in the school choir.“That’s when I really knew that I wanted to play music,” he said. “In sixth grade, I started playing the clarinet and that was very exciting for me.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Quintarries Upshaw will politely correct anyone who suggests that he likes music.“Love music, not like music,” Upshaw said. “I love music.”The Charles Henderson High School drum major said he has loved music as long as he can remember. You Might Like County passes budget After weeks of discussion, the Pike County Commission approved a budget Monday that grants county employee raises and increases commissioners’… read more Email the author Book Nook to reopen Published 11:57 am Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Upshaw chose the clarinet because of its mellow sound and because of the many emotions that can be expressed with the woodwind instrument.However, Upshaw wanted to play other instruments. So, he learned to play the tuba, flute, contrabass clarinet, baritone, bassoon and all percussion instruments.“But the clarinet is still my favorite,” he said, with a smile.As much as he enjoyed playing with the CHHS Blue Machine, there was something that he wanted to do even more. He wanted to lead the band. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Skip Love of music drives Blue Machine drum majorlast_img read more

Colleges scrapping spring break amid travel concerns during coronavirus pandemic

first_imgsshepard/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — An increasing number of colleges and universities are canceling spring break six months ahead of time amid concerns about travel during the coronavirus pandemic.The University of Michigan became one of the latest schools to amend its calendar and scrap the traditional spring break. On Thursday, its Board of Regents approved updated academic calendars across its three campuses that eliminated the spring recess.In a letter requesting changes to its academic calendar, University of Michigan, Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso said the move would “mitigate the possible risks associated with campus community members who may have traveled during the middle of the semester.” Officials for the main campus in Ann Arbor and the Flint campus also noted their revisions were due to “challenges posed by COVID-19.”Michigan joins other Big Ten universities that have canceled spring break next semester, including University of Wisconsin, Madison; Purdue University; Ohio State University and University of Iowa.Other schools that have taken a similar course include the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida, Baylor University, Texas Christian University, Kansas State University, the University of Kentucky, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa and Carnegie Mellon University.The calendar revisions come as schools across the country are grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks on campus as they attempt in-person instruction for the fall.Like Michigan, Kentucky officials cited concerns about travel in its decision this week to eliminate spring break, noting that the “revised calendar creates a condensed semester in which students remain engaged in coursework on campus, rather than potentially traveling to other regions and returning to Lexington, which would increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.”Last week, Kansas State Provost Chuck Taber also pointed to the need to reduce risks by “minimizing mass travel to and from K-State campuses” in its decision to adjust the school’s spring academic calendar.A recent study on COVID-19 spread backs up those concerns. Looking at GPS smartphone data of more than seven million U.S. college students, a June study by Ball State and Vanderbilt found that some spring breakers brought COVID-19 back to their campuses earlier this year.For Baylor, “preventing COVID-19 outbreaks like we saw across the country last spring” was a priority, Provost Nancy Brickhouse said in a message to students this week on the school’s decision to not take spring break.In place of a spring break, some schools, including Carnegie Mellon and Purdue, are adding several “break days” or “reading days” throughout the spring semester to give students and faculty a respite.The spring calendar revisions follow a similar playbook for the fall, where many schools have condensed the semester — including canceling planned fall breaks — to limit the amount of time students would spend on campus during the pandemic.In several cases, the days allotted for spring break have been tacked on to the winter recess. As medical experts anticipate a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19, delaying the start of the spring semester may pose another advantage. In a Sept. 10 letter to students, Carnegie Mellon Provost Jim Garrett said the school decided to delay the spring semester “to reduce the number of weeks we are in session during flu season,” since “the COVID-19 pandemic will likely continue through the winter months.”During a coronavirus briefing earlier this week, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said he supported UW-Madison’s decision to proactively cancel spring break now, noting the risks posed by students traveling to and from campus. He also brought up the potential timeline of a vaccine, which experts are anticipating the broader public likely would see pop up at pharmacies and in doctor’s offices closer to mid-year.“In order for our country to vaccinate 300 million people, it’s not going to happen overnight,” Evers said. UW-Madison’s decision was a “wise step on their part.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Toolbox: changing your home page

first_img2 You’llsee a box called home page, which has provision for keying in a different webaddress. Key in and then click “apply” and “OK” at thebottom. 3 Checkit’s been successful by logging off and then back on – the Personnel Todayhomepage should now be the first thing you see when you log on to the Internetevery day. Toolbox: changing your home pageOn 5 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. You don’thave to be confronted by the same home page every time you log on to theInternet. Why not change your default home page setting to something moretailored to your needs, such as the Personnel Today web site It only takes a few seconds, but it will involvelogging off and back on to the Internet.center_img Previous Article Next Article 1 SelectInternet Options in the Tool menu bar (Preferences if using Netscape Navigator) Comments are closed. last_img read more

Middle Cambrian rift-related volcanism in the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica: tectonic implications for the palaeo-Pacific margin of Gondwana

first_imgThe Ellsworth Mountains of West Antarctica represent part of a displaced terrane once situated along the palaeo-Pacific margin of Gondwana, prior to supercontinent break-up, adjacent to South Africa and the Weddell Sea coast of East Antarctica. Middle Cambrian sedimentary rocks of the southern Ellsworth Mountains host locally thick volcanic and subvolcanic rocks forming five igneous centres. Geochemically, most of the igneous samples are mafic, with a subordinate suite of evolved types. The mafic suite is geochemically varied, ranging from MORB (mid-ocean ridge basalt)-like compositions to shoshonitic and lamprophyric (e.g. LaN/YbN = 0.95 to 15.2), with εNdi values ranging from +5.2 to −2.0, correlating with Ti/Y. They are interpreted as representing melts derived from more than one mantle source, with the MORB-like rocks being derived from a depleted mantle source, and the more enriched compositions representing partial melting of lithospheric mantle. Silicic rocks contain melt contributions from Late Proterozoic crust, which is inferred to form the basement of the Ellsworth Mountains. We interpret these igneous rocks as having been formed in a continental rift environment, with MORB-like basalts erupted near the rift axis, and melts from lithospheric mantle emplaced on the rift shoulder. Such an interpretation is consistent with the sedimentary host-rock palaeogeography and contemporaneous structures. This Middle Cambrian rift event is correlated spatially and temporally with rift-related sedimentary rocks in South Africa. It is currently unclear what rifted off the southern African–Weddell Sea sector of the Gondwana palaeo-Pacific margin at that time.last_img read more

Fewer Emergencies

first_imgMax Seddon The problem with experimental theatre is that it’s, well, experimental. You add and take away at random, and you see how it works out. And unfortunately, groundbreaking genius is not always the result. Also, the total lack of characters in Martin Crimp’s play, even at the hands of one of Oxford’s best character actresses, ultimately does Alice Lacey’s production more harm than good here. All we get are some pretty lights and four voices, creating an argumentative, shifting narrative by making grandiloquent pronouncements about the mundane and tugging the “story” back and forth in and out of each others’ control. Of these four, two are done with aplomb by Charlotte Bayley and Nadira Wallace, members of the burgeoning Oxford ginger actress mafia. Bayley is, for my money, the best of these and one of the best in the university. She is excellent here, sauntering wickedly through the first piece as a woman in a loveless marriage, and an almost teacher-pupil dynamic develops between between her and the other two voices. In a play so static in which the performers are limited to a bare minimum of expression, her turn-of-face, as it were, is exemplary. Would that the same could be said for Jonny Totman. He pops up in every other play I see these days with varying results, but here I was positively decided. Every word comes out of his mouth in the same shouty, declamatory tone accompanied by a caveman-discovering-fire gaze. Bayley displays better range in seconds than he does through most of the play. Yet I can’t hold him solely responsible here; Alice Lacey’s casting must take some blame. Bayley seems wasted sitting onstage for long periods doing nothing. Ultimately the biggest problem is Crimp. The play’s forays into Sarah Kane territory are horribly cringe. Gratuitous swearing and kicking chairs over was great fun when I was 9 but having reached the heights of this lofty educational establishment I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect something more profound in our petulant outbursts. More importantly, even the best moments never create much tension. Neither the tales of bourgeois ennui nor wafts of reference to the Dunblane massacre ever really grabbed me, whichever voice was talking about them. The mood is limp and linear throughout, a tone run home by the extremely annoying Radio Clash murder ballad at the end of the second piece. Minimalism of form is no excuse for a sacrifice of feeling. Ultimately both production and play are more pretentious than portentous and I couldn’t help thinking a bit more meat and potatoes would have been nice. Fewer Emergencies is worth a try, not least on Bayley’s strengths, but it’s really no substitute for characters, plot, and all that jazz. But hey, call me old-fashioned.Dir. Alice Lacey Burton Taylor, 9.30pm16-20th Octoberlast_img read more

Removing Your Vehicle From The Roadway After Property Damage Crash Will Be Law Once…

first_imgIndianapolis, IN- A law that had been on the Indiana books as a misdemeanor, and was inadvertently removed, has been reinstated as a class “C” infraction.Beginning July 1st, 2016, IC 9-26-1-1.2 is added to the Indiana Code as a new section and states, “If, after an operator of a motor vehicle is involved in an accident, the operator’s motor vehicle comes to a stop in the traveled portion of the highway, the operator shall, as soon as safely possible, move the motor vehicle off the traveled portion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident as possible. However, the operator of the motor vehicle shall not move the motor vehicle if the accident involves the transportation of hazardous materials or results in the injury or death of a person or the entrapment of a person in a vehicle.” The previous law only applied to interstate highways. The reinstated law applies to all government maintained roadways.The intent of the law is to safely remove traffic hazards from the roadway so as to reduce secondary crashes, especially on multi lane highways, that are often more severe and result in more injuries than the original crash. Also, this law ensures that motorists have statutory backing when they move their vehicles. Many times insurance companies tell their clients not to move their vehicle after it has been involved in a crash, even if it’s only a property damage crash, until law enforcement arrives.Information from IN-Time, Indiana’s Traffic Incident Management Effort, states that for every minute that a freeway travel is blocked during a peak travel period, four minutes of travel delay results after the incident is cleared. Their statistics reveal the following:Ø  Crashes that result from other incidents (secondary) are estimated to be 22% of all crashes.Ø  Chances of a secondary crash increase by 2.8% for each minute the primary incident is not cleared.Ø  18% of secondary crashes result in fatal injuries.Ø  In 2008, 21% of Indiana’s crashes showed vehicles “slowed or stopped” in traffic. A secondary crash.Past records indicate neither a ticket nor arrest was issued while the law was a misdemeanor and authorities do not anticipate tickets being issued under the reinstated law, except in rare circumstances.“Our intent is to educate the public that if they are involved in a property damage crash, they have a statutory requirement to remove their vehicles from the roadway,” stated Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “The Indiana State Police will utilize traditional media and social media to inform the public of this reinstated law which is designed to remove hazards and keep traffic moving safely on Indiana highways.”Included below is the reinstated statue IC- 9-26-1-1.2.SECTION 2. IC 9-26-1-1.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODEAS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY1, 2016]: Sec. 1.2. (a) If, after an operator of a motor vehicle isinvolved in an accident, the operator’s motor vehicle comes to aHEA 1048 — Concur3stop in the traveled portion of a highway, the operator shall, assoon as safely possible, move the motor vehicle off the traveledportion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident aspossible. However, the operator shall not move the motor vehicleif the accident:(1) involves the transportation of hazardous materials; or(2) results in injury or death of a person or the entrapment ofa person in a vehicle.A person who violates this subsection commits a Class C infraction. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Brooklyn Bowl To Host Exciting Grateful Dead Tributes, ‘Brooklyn Is Dead’

first_imgOn September 1 and 2, NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl is bringing a pair of “Brooklyn is Dead” tribute concerts to celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead. The Terrapin Family Band will be headlining both nights, with music from Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Scott Padden, and Alex Koford, and more special guests to be announced.The cast of characters are sure to bring the liveliness from their Terrapin Crossroads roots to the Brooklyn scene, promising two nights of Dead-heavy jams, obscure covers, and fresh original music. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 26 at 10AM EST for both shows here. Don’t miss out!The show announcement comes as the latest in a series of tribute shows at the Bowl, including “Brooklyn Is The Boss” and “Brooklyn Is CSNY.” We’re excited to see what more the Brooklyn Bowl has in store.last_img read more