first_imgThat special time of year has come once again when Spotify sends out its annual “Spotify Wrapped” playlist to show users their listening habits over the past year.This year, in addition to the normal “Spotify Wrapped” playlist, the streaming platform also allowed users to examine what the last ten years of listening have included with a “Decade Wrapped” initiative as well. This showed users how much, or little, their music tastes have changed over the decade since the streaming platform first arrived in the U.S. in the summer of 2011.Related: L4LM Monthly Mix – December 2019 Listening Guide [Listen]As the decade starts to come to a close, Spotify has also debuted its own new, original podcast, The Decade Wrapped, where host Eric Eddings examines the trends that defined music over the past decade. From Beyoncé to One Direction, from “Gangnam Style” to “Despacito”, Eddings and a series of guests ranging from critics, comedians, and writers will examine the music that made the 2010s.The launch of The Decade Wrapped comes as Spotify’s latest push to break into the burgeoning podcast market. Recently, the app has launched numerous avenues to promote podcasts and its publishers, such as including users’ podcast listening habits to feature on their yearly Spotify wrapped.The first three episodes arrived Monday, (December 16th) in the U.S., while the rest will arrive daily over the course of the week, says Spotify. The full descriptions of the shows are here on Spotify’s site.Listen to the first episode of The Decade Wrapped podcast below.The Decade Wrapped — “2010: The Rise of Nicki Minaj”last_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn case you haven’t heard by now, a Babson College student from Massachusetts—and ex-Google employee—recently managed to buy the Google.com domain name for $12.On September 29, Sanmay Ved was searching for available domain names online when he came across “Google.com” available for purchase. He had been keeping an eye on the company’s internal domains and so, simply clicked ”add to cart”, and poof, there it was. He was the proud owner of the web address, Google.com.Sanmay Ved, LinkedInShortly afterward, he reported the incident to Google security, who began investigating the purchase.Google has a program to reward people who find “hiccups” or bugs in their system, and Ved asked that the money be donated to charity.“I don’t care about the money. It was never about the money. I also want to set an example that it’s people who want to find bugs– not always about the money,” he told Business Insider.After learning he would be donating the reward, Google offered to double his prize.The company, on Ved’s behalf, will donate over $10,000 to Art of Living India, a program that helps bring educational and humanitarian programs to 154 countries around the world.(Image by Carlos Luna, CC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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first_imgSaint Mary’s Dance Marathon hosted the organization’s annual “For the Kids” 5k (FT5K), Wednesday evening in order to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. The neon-themed run/walk FT5K began at the College’s Welcome Center parking lot and ended with a party on the island in front of Haggar Parlor.Dance Marathon is a student run organization hosted by hundreds of colleges throughout the nation that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). President of Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon and senior Kristen Millar said all the money from the group’s fundraising events throughout the school year will go to Riley Hospital for Children.“CMN is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing medical treatment for critically or chronically ill children, free of cost,” Millar said. “CMN gives Riley Hospital for Children the opportunity to provide medical treatment to all children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.”After the 5k, the party on the island had food, water, music, glow sticks, a raffle and shirts priced at $2 for participants to buy.“Each year we have done a 5k on campus to try to incorporate community involvement with our events,” Millar said. “The FT5K is also a great way to spread awareness on campus and embodies the marathon’s mission of staying on one’s feet for those who can’t.”At the end of the 5k, Dance Marathon announced that the 2015 Dance Marathon theme will be superheroes.Co-fundraising chair, Maranda Pennington, helped organize the 5k, and said she is excited for the superhero-themed marathon. She said, her goal is to make 2015 the best year for the club and encourage more students to attend the fundraising events.“It is something that I have become extremely passionate about after hearing personal testimonies from Riley families that our funds have helped and I can’t imagine dedicating my free time to anything else,” Pennington said.Dance Marathon will be hosting numerous events for students to get involved and help a great cause. Millar said she wants to encourage more students to participate as Dancers during the marathon and to attend the other fundraising events.“Throughout the year, we will host give back nights at local restaurants, such as Five Guys and Let’s Spoon,” Millar said. “We also normally host a salon rouge night and last year, we hosted a Riley trivia night on campus. In February, we will have a week dedicated to Riley with various events such as Zumba, crafts and dinner with some of the Riley families.“Students should participate and attend Dance Marathon in the spring because it is truly an amazing and inspiring event that benefits a wonderful hospital, and without marathons such as the one at Saint Mary’s, Riley Hospital for Children would not be able to provide care for all children regardless of their financial situation,” she said.In honor of it being Dance Marathon’s 10th year as a recognized club on campus, Millar said the goal for the year is to raise $90,000 for the children of Riley Hospital.“It is [also] our goal to collaborate with different clubs and organizations on campus, but ultimately, our goal is to raise awareness and to tell the stories of families who have benefitted from the amazing care Riley provides … It is truly amazing to hear the stories of Riley patients lives [we have] been able to touch,” Millar said.Tags: Dance Marathon, DM, FT5k, FTK, riley hospital for children, superheroeslast_img read more

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first_imgPatrick Sturm, Brennan Lumpkin, and Erin Viets play all the roles in SM South’s production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged.Three Shawnee Mission South seniors have taken on a big challenge: Presenting all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in about an hour and a half.The school’s theatre department on Thursday will debut The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, featuring SM South students Patrick Sturm, Brennan Lumpkin, and Erin Viets. The trio will work in “extremely condensed” versions of all the plays featuring a variety of techniques, from short raps to football play reenactments.Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Shawnee Mission South High School Auditorium, 5800 W. 107th Street, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Tickets cost $10 at the door, or are free with a valid SM South student ID.The production is directed by Skip Gordon.last_img read more

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first_imgClosing Day: March 22, 2020 WEBSITE:  www.angelfireresort.comTWITTER:  @angelfireresortFACEBOOK:  /AngelFireResortPHONE:  (855).923.7387SEASON:  Dec. 8, 2017 – March 25, 2018LIFT HOURs:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.NIGHT SKIING: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting , this is available on weekends and holiday peak periods).  The Angel Fire Resort Winter Carnival, featuring the last World Championship Shovel Races: January 31 – February 2, 2020 Angel Fire Resort continues to expand on its family-first offerings, including family friendly enhancements to its full-service Children’s Ski School. Several programs are in place to help parents get the most of their time on the slopes while their children are actively engaged learning to ski and board, making new friends and having fun.  The Parenting Pass – This interchangeable pass allows two parents to take turns coaching and skiing with their child, or it also allows parents to take turns on the mountain in a single day while the other stays behind to care for an infant or toddler who is too young to ski.Private Ski Lessons – For the tiniest of tots just learning how to ski and snowboard the resort offers private lessons for those as young as 2 years old.  Lil’ Jalapeno’s Program– This is a full day ski program appropriately paced for 3-year olds.Lil’ Poppers Snowboard Program – This is a full day Snowboard Program for 4-5-year-olds to complement the Lil’ Chile Ski Program.  Lessons will incorporate Burton Riglet Boards. 5th Graders Ski Free– Offers all 5th graders a free lift ticket with their report card and completed form.  Kids 6 and under and Seniors 75 and over Ski Free. Seniors 70-74 ski for just $29 a day. Angel Fire Resort also has a large selection of non-ski family activities including Tubing Hill – complete with a 700’ surface lift to take the hiking out of tubing, a traditional sledding hill, indoor pools and a hot tub. A full Nordic Center offers rentals and lessons for classic and skate styles and snowshoe hiking. Additionally, in the Village of Angel Fire, horse-drawn sleigh-rides, and snowmobiling are also available.  BASE ELEVATION 8,600 feet PEAK ELEVATION 10,677 feet VERTICAL DROP 2,077 feet AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL:  210 inchesTERRAIN PARKS: 3 81 TRAILS:  21% beginner, 56% intermediate, 23% advanced, 560+ acresNORDIC CENTER: 12km of terrain for classic & skate skiing and snowshoeing; 5 trails: 1 beginner, 2 intermediate, 2 advancedLIFTS: 2 high-speed quads, 3 doubles, 2 surfaceSNOWMAKING CAPABILITIES:  52% of mountain, 90% of beginner terrain HEAVY DISCOUNTS FOR TEACHERS AND MILITARY MEMBERS:  Spring Break Music Fest: March 15-19, 2020Bring the family for great spring skiing and riding. Chilly Bike Challenge: March 21, 2020 MAJOR EVENTS: NEWEST & MOST POWERFUL ON-MOUNTAIN LIVE CAMERA IN THE STATE: Angel Fire Resort winter season runs Dec. 13 through March 22.  Watching the snow fall in real time, seeing the most updated views of the ski mountain and the surrounding peaks in 4K, will soon be available to all meteorologists, guests, and those just looking to see if they should call-in sick to catch a few runs on the mountain. Angel Fire Resort is installing a brand-new, state-of-the-art Prism Onyx camera at the summit. The new webcam is the world’s first A.I. powered live camera on the market. It will offer the most powerful, 4K video, 24mp imagery, ultra-wide panorama views in the state – including the top of Angel Fire Resort, Wheeler Peak, and the Moreno Valley. The webcam will be available by opening day: https://www.angelfireresort.com/webcam/ POWDER ALLIANCE PASS ADDS TWO NEW RESORTS  NEW MEXICO’S ONLY NIGHT SKIING – NOW EXTENDED HOURS: Making ski-industry history, The Teacher Pass will offer all K-12 teachers one of the best full season ski pass discounts in the country. The pass is $99 if purchased before opening day and increases to $199 Dec. 13. The Teacher Pass is designed to thank educators for the work they do with students and to make skiing easier and offer more value for teachers. Additionally, all Active Duty, Retired, Veterans, National Guard, & Reserve and their dependents are eligible for discounted Season Passes of $299 if purchased by Oct. 31, 2019. While still heavily discounted, the Military Season pass will increase to $599 on opening day. CONTACT INFO FOR ANGEL FIRE RESORT: Participating Resorts include: Loveland Ski Area, CO; Monarch Mountain, CO; Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA; Bogus Basin, ID; Marmot Basin, Alberta; Schweitzer, ID; Bridger Bowl, MT; Mission Ridge, WA;  Sugar Bowl Resort, CA; Castle Mountain Resort, Alberta; China Peak, CA; Timberline, OR; Mountain High, CA; White Pass, WA; Mt Hood Skibowl, OR; Whitewater, BC; La Parva, Chile; and Kiroro, Japan.  Angel Fire is the only resort in New Mexico that is a part of the Powder Alliance, which allows all Angel Fire Resort season pass holders 3 days of free lift tickets at 18 partner resorts, 54 possible free lift tickets. The Powder Alliance doesn’t require an annual fee or a collective pass price. Simply present a top-tier, anytime season pass from a participating Powder Alliance area and receive skiing benefits at all the rest. Angel Fire Resort opens Dec. 13 for the 2019-2020 ski season. Courtesy/AFRcenter_img Angel Fire Resort remains the only resort in the state to offer its popular night skiing and snowboarding. The terrain includes 50 acres of groomed trails on the front facing side of the mountain, as well as, the Night Rider terrain park. Additional nights and extended hours have been added to Night Skiing.   This will be the final year of the World Championship Shovel Races at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR It’s the final chance to wax up a shovel and become a World Champ at the 41st Annual World Championship Shovel Races. The Angel Fire Resort Winter Carnival, featuring the last World Championship Shovel Races, will be held January 31 – February 2, 2020.Racers from all over the country compete by sitting on the scoop of a standard aluminum grainshovel, handle pointed downhill, and then lift their hands and feet to allow gravity to take them for a ride. The organized media competition of Shovel Racing has been held for 40years at Angel Fire Resort.  National news outlets including ESPN, ABC Sports, MTV, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and The Travel Channel have featured the event.  Known as one of the “Best Family Ski Resorts in North America,” Angel Fire Resort is investing in an upgraded on-mountain web-camera, offering deep discounts for teachers and military members, and making plans for its final year of the World Championship Shovel Races.  In addition, Angel Fire Resort season pass holders are offered 3 days of free lift tickets at Powderhorn, and Ski Cooper in CO, and Ski Apache, NM.By partnering with a total of 21 resortsthis winter, Angel Fire Resort season pass holders will receive a total of 63free days of skiing at partnering resorts. Blackout dates and more details: https://www.powderalliance.com DEDICATED PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES: Christmas Eve – Torchlight Parade/Skiing with Santa:December 24, 2019New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade –December 31, 2019Family Fun Fest: January 1 – 4, 2020 Angel Fire Mardi Gras Celebration: February 23-29, 2020Celebrate Mardi Gras in Angel Fire with live music, parades, daily special activities and a masquerade ball. AFR News: FINAL YEAR FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOVEL RACES: Season runs December 13, 2019 – March 22, 2020Opening Day – December 13, 2019 MOUNTAIN STATS  ANGEL FIRE ― Angel Fire Resort has announced it will open Dec. 13 for the 2019-2020 ski season. Military Winterfest: February 6-9, 2020Active Duty, Retired, National Guard, Reserve, Vets, Gold Star and their families are invited to visit Angel Fire for six days of indoor and outdoor and adaptive winter activities. Visit veteranswellnessandhealing.org for more details. St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: March 17, 2020 Telluride Mountain Film & Demo Daze Weekend: February 14, 2020 For more details about Angel Fire Resort and Angel Fire RV Resort’s winter rates, lift ticket pricing, trails and reservations visit www.angelfireresort.com or call 855.923.7387.last_img read more

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first_imgA Montauk man, John Landon, 73, was charged with DWI as a misdemeanor, after crashing his 2009 Toyota into the plate glass window of Montauk’s 7-Eleven.A traffic stop on Montauk Highway in Wainscott led to a Rocky Point man being charged with multiple felonies early May 25. Cody Zimmer, 30, was driving a 2009 GMC when he swerved across the double yellow lines, police said. Failing roadside sobriety tests, he was charged with driving while intoxicated. The charge was a felony, due to prior DWI conviction in 2010.Police said that in the console of the car, in plain view, was a plastic bag containing cocaine, with another packet in the backseat area of the car. The total weight of the drug was over half a gram, police allege, bringing a charge of felony cocaine possession. He was released on $500 bail.A bloody brawl at Liar’s Saloon in Montauk led to one man being taken to the hospital and another under arrest, a little after midnight, May 24. East Hampton Town Police said that  Nicholas Travers, 27, of Smithtown, was extremely intoxicated when he repeatedly punched an unconscious man in the head. Witnesses told police that Travers had been on a rampage, and had torn out the wooden handrail leading to the front door. When he was arraigned the morning of May 25, East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky said that, while Travers doesn’t reside in East Hampton, he has now managed to get himself arrested there twice. Travers previously was charged with DWI. He was released on $250 bail. t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgOn behalf of the Johan Sverdrup licence, Statoil on Thursday awarded contracts for two Johan Sverdrup jackets to Kvaerner Verdal and Dragados Offshore S.A.The contract awarded to Kvaerner Verdal has a value of approximately NOK 1 billion ($121.7 million) and covers engineering, fabrication and construction of the steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup processing platform.Weighing 17,700 tonnes, the jacket will be constructed at the yard in Verdal and installed on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea in the summer of 2018.“This is the third delivery based on the letter of intent signed by Statoil and Kvaerner for delivery of jackets. This means that Kvaerner will deliver 3 of 4 jackets for the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development,” says Kjetel Digre, senior vice president for the Johan Sverdrup development project.“Having documented learning and synergies in connection with existing contracts, Kvaerner has become the supplier of these three jackets and will contribute to improved competitiveness and maximised value creation from Johan Sverdrup,” says Digre.Jan Arve Haugan, Kvaerner’s President & CEO, says: “The contract has been won in international competition and confirms Kvaerner’s position as one of the industry’s leading contractors of steel jacket substructures. The improvements we have implemented the last years enable us to offer new steel substructures to the same price as fifteen years ago. We will at the same time focus on continuing to deliver with safe execution, predictable schedule and agreed quality. The result is that we have a strong competitiveness combined with sound margins. I am pleased that our clients confirm that we are a contractor who offers an attractive combination of technological expertise and cost effectiveness.”Jacket for utility and accommodation platformThe contract awarded to Dragados Offshore S.A. covers engineering, fabrication and construction of the steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup utility and accommodation platform. Weighing 7,600 tonnes, the jacket will be constructed at the yard in Cadiz. Field installation is scheduled for the summer of 2018.“We are pleased to include Dragados Offshore in the Johan Sverdrup project, which is a complex puzzle requiring precision and quality in all deliveries. We have good experience with Dragados Offshore from construction of the jacket for the Statoil-operated Mariner project. We are looking forward to resuming our good cooperation, and from day one we will focus on utilizing our experience and ensuring the same quality in this Johan Sverdrup assignment,” says Digre.The investment costs in the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development are estimated to be in the order of NOK 117 billion (2015 value) with expected recoverable resources in the range of 1.4 – 2.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The ambition is a recovery rate of 70% for Johan Sverdrup.The first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development will consist of four installations, including a utility and accommodation platform, a processing platform, a drilling platform and a riser platform, as well as three subsea water injection templates. The platforms will be bridge-linked.The Johan Sverdrup field partners: Statoil 40.0267% (operator), Lundin Norway 22.6%, Petoro 17.36%, Det norske oljeselskap 11.5733% and Maersk Oil 8.44%.​​​last_img read more

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first_imgThe milestone vehicle was a Kenworth T680 Advantage with the 455 hp Paccar MX-13 engine, presented to TransAm Trucking. Kenworth was founded in Seattle WA (USA) in 1923 and has grown from producing less than 100 trucks annually early in its history to more than 45,000 in 2014, its second highest total ever. Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president, presents a special plaque to Russ McElliott, president of TransAm Trucking.www.kenworth.comwww.transamtruck.comlast_img

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first_imgHuman rights groups should try to build bridges with lawyers in North Korea – even though such efforts will almost certainly be rebuffed, the International Bar Association conference in Tokyo heard today. Michael Kirby, the retired Australian high court judge who headed the UN’s commission of inquiry into the communist state, told the meeting of the IBA’s human rights committee that lawyers ‘should be reaching out’ to the two official bar associations that exist in North Korea, even though ‘they are going to refuse, time and time again’. Offering free places to conferences might be a way to build person-to-person contact, he said. This would necessarily be a long-term project ‘for when the cloud lifts’ he said. Kirby read harrowing passages from his commission’s hard-hitting report published last May. They were corroborated by an escapee from North Korea, speaking under the name of ‘Mr Lee’, ‘I have seen public executions, starvation, the deaths of children,’ he said. ‘In North Korea we are well aware of what is going on in the government but we have never heard of human rights.’A leading British human rights barrister, Steven Kay QC of 9 Bedford Row, told the meeting that future charges against Pyongyang could include genocide as well as crimes against humanity.This was the conclusion of an independent opinion by international firm Hogan Lovells in June this year, which identified genocide against three identifiable groups, defectors, the so-called ‘hostile class’ and members of proscribed religions. Kirby defended his report’s decision not to make accusations of genocide at this stage. ‘Our approach was to take the rule of law approach,’ he said. He hinted at difficulties with the ‘very 1948′ definition of genocide, which excludes attacks on political groups. ‘We have so much evidence of crimes against humanity and that’s enough. That triggers the process of the [International Criminal Court] and that’s what we should be concentrating on.’ A UN statement on North Korea is likely to appear by December – but could face a veto by China. Kirby said that this is not a foregone conclusion, pointing out that Peking had used its veto only 10 times since becoming a Security Council member. Using it to protect North Korea would fit badly with Chinese ambitions to play a role on the world stage, he said.  More than 6,000 lawyers from around the world are attending the IBA annual conference in Tokyo.last_img read more

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