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first_imgThe Mad Tea Party Jam 6 has just emerged with their 2017 lineup, and it’s looking great! Returning to Four Quarters Farm in Artemas, PA from June 15th through the 18th, the festival has revealed a lineup that includes Papadosio performing three times as the headliners, with TAUK (x2) and BIG Something (x3) each topping the bill as well.There’s plenty to love about the lineup, which now includes Spafford (x2), Aqueous (x2), Electric Love Machine – Led Zeppelin Tribute, LITZ (x2), The Fritz (x2), After Funk, Isaac Teel & Mike Healy Drum Shed, Erothyme, Earphorik, Spaceship Earth, Teddy Midnight Presents Saturday Late Night All-Stars, and many more!Scope the full lineup announcement below, and head to the Mad Tea Party Jam website for all the details.last_img read more

first_imgSeventy years ago, the first programmable computer in the United States began humming away in a basement lab on Harvard University’s Cambridge campus.The Harvard Mark I was of “light weight, trim appearance,” according to a brochure published a year later, in 1945. Designed by Harvard mathematician Howard Aiken (1900-1973) and built by IBM, it was 51 feet long, 8 feet high, and weighed 10,000 pounds. The machine contained thousands of gears, switches, and control circuits, and was driven by an electric motor that turned a 50-foot shaft.In May 1944, the Mark I was put to work with the Navy, performing basic mathematical functions to support the war effort. Among its tasks: calculating Bessel functions used in designing torpedo shapes, which led to the nickname “Bessie,” according to Juan Andres Leon, a former doctoral student in Harvard’s History of Science Department who conducted research on the machine.Leon’s work, together with that of Laura Neuhaus, a former curatorial fellow in the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and several others, is on display at the Science Center in the first update of the Mark I exhibit in 17 years. A section of the machine is also part of the show.The Mark I had a long life by today’s standards, running for 15 years. It was broken up after being decommissioned in 1959. Large pieces went on display at the Science Center and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., with smaller pieces sent to other museums and to IBM.The previous Science Center exhibition of the Mark I was completed in the mid-1990s, Leon said, and reflected its times. In the mid-1990s, personal computers ran Windows 95, hardware speed was critical, and the Web was still taking shape. As a consequence, Leon said, the importance of the Mark I’s software wasn’t emphasized, and neither, Neuhaus added, were the contributions of Grace Hopper, a Navy officer and computer scientist who was the machine’s first programmer.An enthusiastic crowd jammed the hallway around the downsized machine — about half of the original is on display — during a ceremony last week to launch the new exhibit. Speakers including Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Cherry Murray, and Pellegrino University Professor Peter Galison, the faculty director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, talked about the Mark I’s significance.The highlight of the event came when the machine was switched on, filling the Science Center’s ground floor lobby with a hum. Though the Mark I works mechanically, it wasn’t performing calculations, Neuhaus said, in part because the machine itself is incomplete and in part because the programming expertise needed to run it has faded with time.New life for Mark I, world’s first programmable computer The Harvard Mark I computer, the world’s first programmable, mechanical computer, sprang to life when officials switched it on to mark the opening of a refurbished exhibition in Harvard’s Science Center.For Neuhaus, one of the most interesting aspects of the Mark I is the effect it has had on the language of today’s programmers. Terms such as “patch” and “loop” are often thought of as metaphorical but are actually rooted in the machine’s programming, which was accomplished through holes punched in paper tape. “Patches” were physical patches covering holes in the tape; a “loop” was formed by attaching the ends of the tape together.“For me, the most exciting thing is tracing the etymology of language in the tech industry,” Neuhaus said. “I’m looking at the first software ever written and there’s patches on it.”Even the term “bug” has ties to the Mark series. After tracing a problem in the Mark II to a moth that got crushed in a relay, Hopper claimed to have de-bugged the machine.In her comments, Murray said that Harvard’s current computer scientists are carrying on a long tradition of pushing the frontiers of machine learning and artificial intelligence, with the broader aim of making a positive impact on every aspect of society.Smith, himself a computer scientist and the Finley Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said he’s amazed at how much complexity has resulted from the building blocks of simple on-off switches. Smith said there’s a lesson in the fact that Aiken, though a mathematical wizard, didn’t believe that computers would ever be widespread. Smith asked members of the audience to think about present-day echoes.“Where is the bug in our thinking today?” Smith asked. “What are we discounting today that will be important in the next 70 years?”last_img read more

first_img View Comments Star Files Laura Benanticenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Dylan McDermott Takes on Tennessee WilliamsDylan McDermott, a Golden Globe winner for The Practice, will tread the boards this fall. He is set to lead a new stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ 1956 film Baby Doll at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, from September 11 through October 11. Directed by Emily Mann and penned by Mann and Pierre Laville, McDermott will take on the role of Silva Vacarro, a cotton gin owner whose relationship with the young title character ignites an explosive game of cat-and-mouse. McDermott has only appeared on Broadway once, as a replacement (under the name Mark McDermott) in 1985’s Biloxi Blues, although he has been seen at Playwrights Horizons and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Could a Great White Way engagement be on his radar in the near future?Nathan Lane Set for American Crime StoryNathan Lane is yet another stage fave tapped by mega producer Ryan Murphy for American Crime Story, which follows the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. According to Deadline, the two-time Tony winner will take on the role of lawyer F. Lee Bailey in the FX series. Lane joins John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Steven Pasquale as Mark Fuhrman and Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin.Brit Director’s Axe Attack on Theater After Bad ReviewsQuite possibly everyone who works in theater has had a metaphorical axe to grind with critics after negative reviews, but a British director brought out an actual axe. BBC News reports that Douglas Gordon, who helmed Charlotte Rampling in Neck of the Woods as part of the Manchester International Festival, used one of the show’s prop axes to take a chunk out of the wall at the Home theatre. In a statement, MIF artistic director Alex Poots said: “This is totally unacceptable, and the artist involved will be paying for repairs.”James Lapine Garners ‘Mr. Abbott’ AwardTony, Pulitzer and Emmy winner James Lapine will receive the 2015 “Mr. Abbott” Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Lapine, whose Broadway credits include penning the book and directing Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Passion and Sondheim on Sondheim, will be honored at a gala benefit on October 19 at Stage 48.Watch Laura Benanti Channel Patti LuPoneTony winner Laura Benanti, who will be returning to the Great White Way in the spring in the starry She Loves Me, has followed in Broadway icon Patti LuPone’s footsteps and taken on the curse of the cellphone in theaters. Check out the video below of Benanti performing her self-penned “Look Up,” with a little help from The Skivvies, Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley. It’s as witty as you’d expect from the illustrious tweeter.last_img read more

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Devin Selte Devin Selte is a 15 year veteran in the credit union industry all with Servus Credit Union. On top of his position as Branch Manager in Stony Plain, he is … Web: www.servus.ca Details Motivation can come from many different places.I remember as a kid playing minor hockey in Vermilion, the town where I grew up. Our team was hosting our annual tournament and we were going into the championship game against our heated rivals from down the road on Highway 16, the Kitscoty Monarchs.The night before the game, I can recall watching Hockey Night in Canada with my family, while my Dad sat in his rocking chair. Without any warning, my Dad dropped a bomb.“You guys are going to lose tomorrow to Kitscoty”.I was shocked. Flabbergasted. I didn’t know what flabbergasted meant at that age, but looking back, I’m pretty sure I was feeling every consonant and vowel in that long word. My Dad quickly picked up that I wasn’t very appreciative of his confrontational comment. He continued to pick at my open flesh wound (a trait that I have carried onto my children) to the point that I chose to go to bed early to avoid any additional tormenting.Lying awake in bed that night, I was a little sad that my Dad didn’t have the faith in me and my teammates to capture the championship on home ice. As I continued to think about the words he had spoken to me, my sadness soon turned into anger. I was going to prove my father wrong for not believing in us.The next day, we won the game in a dramatic overtime win.I’m not sure how my twin brother and I were able to pull it off, but our coach let us bring the champion ship trophy home with us (it’s still in my Mom’s basement to this very day). I couldn’t wait to show my Dad our trophy. As I gloated right to his face on how wrong he was, he only smirked and said, “I guess I was wrong”.My Dad isn’t with us anymore and I never got the chance to ever ask him the intent of stabbing me in the heart with his words that night. Deep down, I know that he always believed in us, and he knew that proving him wrong would give me that much more motivation to play hard in that championship game.When I first started writing, I was planning on tying it to young leaders in the credit union movement. As we continue to grow and progress up the corporate ladder, we will continue to be challenged with non-believers. As I continued to type, I realized that this isn’t exclusive to just young leaders; it is applicable to all of them. As we obtain new positions to provide the best possible experience for our members, staff, and community, we will always be challenged with people that don’t believe in who we are, what we stand for, or what we can do.This is a great thing.Use it as motivation to prove them wrong. All of them.last_img read more

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Everyone is seeking for something; and for most people, that “something” is happiness. We all strive for things we believe will make us happy. For instance, I believe that being kind to my wife, having kids, and finding success in my work will produce happiness. As a result of my beliefs, I constantly do things to transport myself from my current situation in life to my desired situation.Now, I admit I’m a little weird, but not remarkably. So my guess is you want to be happy, too. Furthermore, I bet you pursue happiness every day, consciously or not.Where wants come fromI’ve met people from all over the world and one of the things that fascinates me most is that all people are more alike than different. Everyone wants to be loved. Everyone needs sleep. Everyone bleeds. Everyone needs air to breathe. And everyone likes bacon. Well, the last one is questionable, but without question everyone has current situations and desired situations. For instance, right now I’m freezing in Utah and I’d rather be warm in Hawaii. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgYou can read the statement sent to 12 News from Binghamton University below: The report says Binghamton University allegedly did not protect freedom of speech rights for College Republicans, and knew that protests would disrupt events hosted by the group. The Department of Education says in this report, another unaffiliated group was nearby, displaying signs of support for the second amendment. This caused approximately 200 students to protest, and destroy material from the College Republicans. (WBNG) — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Binghamton University for a possible violation of freedom of speech and the Higher Education Act. center_img In November of 2019, College Republicans were hosting a tabling event in a common space on campus. They say they were distributing information about a visiting speaker. “As an institution of higher education, Binghamton University iscommitted to freedom of speech, academic inquiry, and the exchange ofideas as part of our mission. Binghamton University maintains that weacted consistently with this mission and with the requirements of theFirst Amendment and the Higher Education Act, and we will respond tothe investigation accordingly.”last_img read more

first_img Welcome home to 27 Wedgebill Pde, Burleigh Waters.Kingfisher Realty principal Conal Martin is marketing the property and said he expected it to steal the crown of Burleigh Waters’ most expensive home.“Chris and Christy have created a slice of paradise and we are expecting a huge amount of interest in the property,” Mr Martin said. Cook up a storm in the kitchen.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“We weren’t initially planning to build the house as big as we did but when we realised we were in such a special spot, we took the opportunity to create a home that would be perfect for entertaining our friends and family, including our three sons and their mates.”The highlight of the property is the open plan design that allows for seamless indoor-outdoor living, with all living areas opening on to an alfresco entertaining area and pool. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37AN epic waterfront house lovingly crafted by its owner-builder is on track to smash the sales record at Burleigh Waters.The two-storey, five-bedroom home at 27 Wedgebill Pde hit the market this weekend and is expected to crack the $2 million price barrier. The Burleigh Waters record is held by a property in the same street – No. 65 sold for $1.95 million in 2017.Having spent more than 30 years as a builder, Chris Moore and wife Christy bought the property in 2015 and used their years of experience to redesign and expand the existing home to make the most of the views over Swan Lake towards Surfers Paradise. Inside Sorrento stunner with endless list of luxury features Relax by the waterfront.“We actually moved here from Reedy Creek with a plan to spend more time at the beach but the house has such a relaxed holiday feel, we never want to leave it,” said Mr Moore, who spent three years bringing their vision to reality.“Once you’re out the back overlooking the water, you want to enjoy it so we spend hours on the lake, even in winter, fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding and wind surfing. 27 Wedgebill Pde, Burleigh Waters is set to smash the Burleigh Waters sales record. MORE NEWS: How COVID has changed buyer wishlistslast_img read more

first_img“The funds are readily available butwould need special authority from Congress — which has the sole power toallocate where government money is spent — to be used for COVID-19 response andrelief efforts,” Sotto said. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano isalso ready to do the session via teleconferencing, according to Sotto. He added that he made the request forthe special session through Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III. MANILA — The Senate and the House ofRepresentatives are convene a special session to pass a P54-billion budget forthe country[s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “I have the assurance of both themajority and minority groups that most of them, if not all of them, will beattending kung iko-convene ko bukas. Oras nalang ang pinag-uusapan, ang sulat na lang ng Pangulo ang hinihintay ko,”Sotto said. House of Representatives Senate President Vicente Sotto III saidyesterday lawmakers were just waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s letter ofrequest to formalize the special session, which could happen as early as today. Right now, he added, “Ang nakikita namin is a bill or a lawthat will allow the President to realign and to use the unused funds na available sa gobyerno ngayon, na ibigay ng cash diretso sa mga kababayan natin strictly for the COVID-19 crisis,”he added. There is P18 billion unreleased forunconditional cash transfers under the 2019 budget and P36 billion in thecurrent spending plan which could be used to test patients, contain the spreadof the disease, and compensate displaced workers, according to Sotto./PNlast_img read more

first_imgDale A. Heber, 95, of Dabney passed away at 10:15am, Monday, January 29, 2018 at the St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. He was born in Cincinnati on January 23, 1923 the son of George and Ann Gilb Heber. He was married to Imogene Vanosdol on April 26, 1947 and his wife of 70 years survives. Other survivors include one son Jerry Heber of Madison; one daughter Doris Callis Jensen of Madison; his son-in-law Michael McKee of Florida; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Jean McKee, and his sister Juanita Middleton. Mr. Heber was an Army veteran of WWII where he served in the 49th Combat Engineer Battalion as a Sergeant. His unit participated in battles at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and the Ardennes. For service to his country Dale was awarded the American Defense Ribbon, the EAME Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and the Bronze Arrowhead. Dale was discharged from the Army on December 8, 1945. In civilian life Dale worked as a CNA at the Madison State Hospital for 34 years, retiring in 1985. Dale was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood and the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 2nd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Osgood with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Friday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgLeaders in Riviera Beach have voted to reopen beaches to the public starting Tuesday at 12:30 pm.The decision was made during an emergency virtual meeting with 7- 1 agreeing to the new plan.Officials say they have greatly reduced the number of people who will be allowed to visit the beach at one time but that every occupant must still follow social distancing guidelines.The city has since created a video to explain the new rules and their expectations of your next beach visit.The Town of Palm Beach says they will reopen their beaches on May 26th, the day after Memorial day.last_img read more