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first_imgSouth District New Testament Church Community Fellowship center Cheshire Hall, Leeward Highway Catholic Church Five Cays North Caicos Providenciales St. Monica’s Anglican Church Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Community Center Leeward Highway ISLANDNAME OF SHELTERLOCATION Methodist Church Hall Salt Cay Central Town Area Butterfield Church Central Town Area North District Osetta Jolly Primary School (Standby) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Proposed Official Shelters for 2017 Hurricane Season. Five cays Central Area, Sandy Point Conch Bar Community Centre Central Area, Kew Lighthouse Church Kew Community Centre Sarah Hill Enid Capron Primary School Messenger Baptist Church Grand Turk South Community Center Blue Hills Leeward Highway Mt. Oliver Baptist Church South Caicos *N.B. List of shelters are subject to change Leeward Highway Bambarra Community Centre HJ Robinson High School AuditoriumMission Folly All Saints Mission Church Richmond, Bottle Creek Middle Caicos Related Items: Leeward Highway Off Millennium Highway Sandy Point community Centrelast_img read more

first_img How Does An Artist Qualify For The Best New Artist GRAMMY Category? Facebook Twitter Take a closer look at the Recording Academy’s qualification rules to determine which artists can be considered in the Best New Artist categoryPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 8, 2018 – 8:59 am Each year the selection of GRAMMY nominees is the result of careful consideration and voting by Recording Academy members, who must both follow hard-and-fast rules as well as exercise their expert musical judgement. The Best New Artist category highlights newcomers — whether a solo artist, duo or group — but since “new” is a relative term, let’s take a closer look at how making the cut is determined.First of all, eligible artists must have achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and impacted the musical landscape during the year’s eligibility period. This speaks to the essence of why Best New Artist is one of the most-anticipated categories each year, honoring exciting new talent in the music world. But sometimes rising stars take a while to reach this point, so numerical limits also help define the criteria for being “new” in this category. The first numerical rule boils eligibility down to the number of an artist’s releases. The minimum required is five singles or tracks or a complete album. The maximum is either three albums or a total of 30 singles or tracks previously released. Having more than this number of releases results in being ineligible even when an artist breaks through into public consciousness and impacts the musical landscape in a given eligibility period.However, even if this numerical release criterion is met, an artist may still be deemed ineligible if the artist achieved previous prominence, meaning the artist came into prominence prior to the current eligibility year.Another numerical limit is that an artist cannot have been considered more than three times previously for Best New Artist. This also applies to solo artists who emerge from having performed as a member in previous groups. That’s right, being previously considered three times either as a solo artist, in a previous band, or some mixture of the two means an artist is not eligible for Best New Artist consideration.For more valuable and illuminating information on all things GRAMMY Awards process, head over to GRAMMY101.com, or reach out to the Awards Help Desk at 877.637.6816, and don’t forget to tune in Feb. 10.See The Full List Of Nominees For The 61st GRAMMY AwardsRead morecenter_img Email Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? how-does-artist-qualify-best-new-artist-grammy-category-0 News last_img read more

first_img13:57 Alphabet, Google’s parent company, will be redeveloping an area along the waterfront of Lake Ontario for its Sidewalk Labs initiative. Sidewalk Labs Google’s parent company Alphabet will reportedly open its first smart city buildings in Toronto as early as 2023. Google will eventually move into the Canadian smart campus, the report said. Dan Doctoroff, founder and CEO of Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs — which focuses on innovation in urban environments — told the Collision Conference in Canada of the timeline for the project, according to CNBC. The report said Doctoroff will submit a proposal next month, and after negotiations is hoping to break ground on the buildings by the end of 2020. The buildings would open in either late 2023 or early 2024. “These things take time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t begin to see the real fruits from a quality of life benefit perspective within a few years after the place opens up,” Doctoroff is reported as saying. “We would significantly expand Google’s presence in Toronto and move the head Canadian headquarters down to the waterfront.” Sidewalk Toronto quoted Doctoroff as saying at the Collision Conference that the company is “very focused on bringing in Canadian partners from a real estate, infrastructure and technology perspective. Part of this is to encourage the local tech ecosystem to grow.” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Alphabet’s smart campus project on the waterfront along Lake Ontario back in 2017. The development was originally designed to house just Sidewalk Labs, but Google later said it would join it. “This project offers unprecedented opportunities for Canadian innovators and will create thousands of good, middle class jobs,” Trudeau said at the announcement alongside Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. First published at 4:02 p.m. PT on May 22. Updated May 23 at 9:30 a.m. PT: Headline changed from “opening around 2023” to “could open around 2023” if it is approved. Share your voice Smart Google Alphabet Inc. Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Smart Home Tech Industry Internet Culturecenter_img How Smart Cities and 5G will improve health, public safety… Tags 1 Commentlast_img read more

first_imgListen X 00:00 /50:24 Sharecenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Annual open enrollment for the individual health insurance market starts tomorrow. Houstonians who get theirs through the federal marketplace can expect some changes this year. To learn more, we talk with Kevin Nix with Legacy Community Health, Ken Janda from Community Health Choice, and Elena Marks with Episcopal Health Foundation.Also this hour: Roughly 10 percent of students in the Houston Independent School District are so-called DREAMers. Those are undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents. That’s about 20,000 students in HISD alone. Recently, one of them was rushing to renew her status under the DACA program – or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But then Harvey hit, leaving her whole situation in limbo. News 88.7’s education reporter Laura Isensee tells her story and explains what options exist for young people in similar situations.Plus: One Houstonian tries to improve the trick-or-treating experience for kids displaced by Harvey, a local professor conducts scientific research into near-death experiences, and how a local married couple started their own commercial haunted house.last_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uYesterday, Baltimore surpassed the 100 homicide mark, with a disproportionate number of murders occurring in the Western District, a district Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts recently seemed to suggest may be out of control. We’ll have a report. And Eighth District Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen Holton has not only been the most absentee council member over the last few years, but also the most well-traveled on the taxpayer’s dime. WBAL lead investigative reporter Jayne Millerjoins us for the discussion.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

first_imgGoogle has also upgraded the standard browser to include tab browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and private browsing. Gmail and YouTube have also been refined to give you a new 3D experience.Honeycomb will also feature the latest Google Maps 5 with 3D interactions and offline reliability, Google Talk will permit users to video and voice chat with any other Google Talk enabled devices such as a PC, tablet, etc. Users will also enjoy having access to over 3 million Google eBooks. Honeycomb has already been featured on Motorola’s latest tablet, Xoom which was presented Wednesday at CES 2011. The short video below will give you an idea of the new user experience with Honeycomb. (PhysOrg.com) — CES 2011: Google released a sneak peek at Honeycomb, the next version of their Android platform, designed from the ground up. Honeycomb has been designed for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is rumored to launch in March of this year. Additional information will be released on the web as soon as Google makes it official. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Motorola unveils tablet computer, the Xoom Citation: Google’s Android 3.0, Honeycomb designed for tablets (w/ Video) (2011, January 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-01-googles-android-honeycomb-tablets-video.html Google provided a glimpse of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, as previewed at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Google has developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface that will make many of Android’s existing features really stand out on Honeycomb. Some noticeable features include: refined multi-tasking and notifications, home screen customization with a 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and interactive. last_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. October 7, 2014 3 min readcenter_img If you have one too many cards to keep track of, payment startup Plastc purports to have the solution: a single card that holds all of your pertinent information, from credit and gift cards to electronic key access. Users can store up to 20 cards (though not a driver’s license).The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company was launched in January 2013. The patent-pending, waterproof Plastc cards — which have e-ink displays and can be swiped through like an e-reader — are now available to pre-order and will begin shipping summer 2015. The card costs $155 and runs on a rechargeable, wireless battery. There are no additional fees when a customer uses the Plastc card.  Related: 4 Things Businesses and Consumers Need Before They Adopt Mobile PaymentsThe company is also showcasing a smartphone app on the site called Plastc Wallet that links up with the card and alerts a user when they make a purchase. For concerns about security and privacy, the app requires the pin number and facial recognition to access data.And if it seems like a card that contains all of your identifying and financial information is just asking to get lost, the app alerts you if you get too far from the card. If you do lose it, the company says on the site that it locks up and can be remotely wiped clean.Related: Bill Gates: Bitcoin Is ‘Better Than Currency’So what does this mean for the mobile payments space now? Apple’s new digital wallet service Apple Pay is being touted as a game changer before it is even announced, and it is entering a growing field that includes Amazon, the newly independent PayPal, and startups like Square, Stripe and Plastc’s more direct competition, Coin.The Verge reports that the two-year-old Coin which announced its card back in November with plans to begin shipping the eight-card storage product this summer — but it hasn’t made an appearance yet.Related: Apple Pay May Be the Creative Leap That Outmaneuvers SamsungPlastc cards come equipped with a barcode, magnetic strip, a pin number you key in on the display, and an EMV chip (a fraud-prevention technology). As of now, Coin cards do not support that chip. This a vital difference between the two companies, in Plastc’s favor. By October 2015, retailers and restaurants must transition over to chip cards — if they don’t want to be held liable for counterfeit fraud. So if a business continues to accept magnetic-stripe credit cards after this deadline, they will be held responsible for any fraudulent activity.While it is still too early to determine which platform will win out, the evolution of the credit card is putting these companies on notice. Related: PayPal Spawn Have Advanced Where the Online Payments Giant Has Stood Still Register Now »last_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. August 20, 2015 Watching a movie has traditionally been a largely passive experience. But what if the person watching could influence what happens on-screen via their brainwaves? An experimental short-film called ‘Scanners’ aims to create a platform that bridges the gap between digital arts and neuroscience.Using a wireless brain scanner that reads both muscular and brainwave data, the system allows the user to manipulate the film’s structure. Creator Richard Ramchurn said the audience can subconsciously project their feelings onto the film and have these feelings visualized by the shape the film takes.”Scanners is a film platform that uses live data from people’s brains to cut and mix a film where you have an effect loop – a two-way effect loop – whereby, watching the film you change it and it changes you,” Ramchurn told Reuters.Based in Manchester, Ramchurn was inspired to developed the experimental system after reading ‘In the Blink of an Eye’, by acclaimed film editor Walter Murch. In the book, Murch theorises that the rates and rhythms of blinking relate to the rhythm and sequence of thoughts and emotions.Using a commercially available electroencephalography (EEG) headset from company NeuroSky, Ramchurn’s first prototype set out to prove the platform’s potential. The next step was to create video specifically for the project, including shooting the 15-minute film with enough footage for all the varying narrative strands that each viewer could bring to it.”The initial prototype used off-the-shelf footage and basically just proved to us that there was something there with brain signals feeding back a film experience. Our next stage was to try and really make a film specifically for the platform. And that involved making something that was much bigger than the duration called for. I mean; we made a 15 minute film but it was more like making a feature,” said Ramchurn.  “The opportunities that allowed us was rather than making a linear film, we made a film that was much more quantum. We had multiple stories or happenings at the same time. And we were able to show what’s happening inside somebody’s mind, what’s happening in, almost, their imagination at the same time as the reality,” he added.The EEG headset reads the different brainwaves; Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Theta. Ramchurn said he is specifically using the Alpha brain waves, which are important for creativity. The headset has two sensors; one that sits on the forehead and one that clips to the ear lobe. The forehead sensor picks up both muscular and brainwave data, while the sensor on the ear lobe just picks up muscular data. With this information, the processor inside the headset can separate the muscular data to isolate and identify the various brainwaves.Ramchurn said that the rhythms of the editing and the way the film jumps from scene to scene depended on the mindset of the person watching it; and this is largely out of the person’s control.The filmmaker recently took the technology to Liverpool for a field test; inviting curious passers-by to give ‘Scanners’ a try inside a caravan converted into a mobile cinema.”Watching other people make connections with their brain is really fascinating. And each time I watch someone else create the film, they make new jumps that I’ve not seen before,” he said.While the platform was developed to explore a possible new dimension of visual art, Ramchurn says the system is the perfect device for exploring dreams because it brings a person’s subconscious to the forefront, visualizing it in front of their eyes. He added that scientists are close to developing a device that is capable of making detailed recordings of a dream.”I’m really excited that science is acknowledging that dreams actually exist and they can be measured. And being able to tap into that data is, for me, gives some real opportunities to tell stories or even create platforms that can communicate with people in a different way,” he said. Register Now »last_img read more