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Mix Master: The Multiple Musical Dimensions of Ki: Theory

first_imgHow do you classify the sound of your live show? The live show is pretty electronic. It’s not really a DJ set, but it has those elements. I have a rig that has some samplers and effects, but I also play live keyboards and guitar. There are some loops and backtracks, and I also bring a drummer to add more of a rock vibe. Give it Away: Every Ki: Theory album is available for free online.Call Joel Burleson a sonic chameleon. The Richmond-based musician and producer, who performs under the name Ki: Theory, easily adapts in the vast music world. In the live setting, Ki: Theory delivers glitchy electronic indie rock that’s made crowds move in dance clubs around the world, as well as at Bonnaroo. But Burleson also crafts instrumental grooves behind the scenes. In addition to three albums of original material, he has remixed tracks for Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, and Brazilian Girls. His sounds have been heard on the television show CSI: New York and commercials for Converse and Audi. He’s also a familiar presence in the outdoor industry, recently scoring promo videos for The North Face and landing a track in Warren Miller’s latest ski flick, Wintervention. His recent breakout project is a compilation remix of Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack, alongside electronic predecessors like Moby and Glitch Mob.Mixing production and live performance, do you consider it as two separate sides to your music career? Ki:Theory is a live show and a studio thing. The music industry has changed so much, since I started playing in bands in high school. I had the cliché rock star goal of trying to get signed by a major label, but that’s not the way it works now. There’s a lot less money to be made in the music industry, but more of the money is going directly to the artists. It’s easier to do it yourself, and you can come up with a lot of different outlets to create a career. How do you approach scoring music for outdoor action? It varies greatly by project. With my recent video for The North Face they had an idea of what they wanted based on existing Ki: Theory tracks. They send me action footage, and then I score it with my music. There was a little bit of them editing their video to my music and me editing my music to their video. That’s the beauty of music and the Internet. It’s easy to collaborate between great distances. 1 2last_img read more

Gayle, Mithun lead Rangpur into BPL playoffs

first_imgWINDIES star Chris Gayle blasted a quick-fire 38 from 27 to lead Rangpur Riders into the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) playoffs following a 19-run win over Carlos Brathwaite’s third-placed Khulna Titans at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.Batting in his usual spot in a re-tooled line-up the big West Indian slammed four boundaries and two big sixes. The batting shuffle did not necessarily pay off for Rangpur, however, as Ziaur Rahman was quickly out for eight. Brendon McCullum added a quick 15 runs after joining Gayle, but Rangpur failed to build upon a promising start.Shaiful Islam and Mohammad Irfan brought the Khulna side back into the game, however, as they dismissed McCullum and Gayle respectively and Rangpur floundered in the middle overs. Mohammad Mithun recovered the innings for Rangpur but was dropped twice as he pushed the team to 147-6 with a well-paced 50 off 35 balls with two fours and four sixes.Titan openers Nazmul Hossain Shanto(20) and Michael Klinger (44) gave their team the ideal start as they put together a 60-run partnership and it looked like Khulna were running away with the match.The team found their run chase ground to a halt when Nazmul fell prey to his namesake, Nazmul Islam’s bowling in the eighth over. His dismissal started a landslide for the batting order of the Khulna side that had no end.last_img read more

Simi Valley pilot injured in deadly air race

first_imgHubler’s plane apparently clipped the back of Somes’ plane before crashing. Somes was able to land his damaged aircraft, race officials said. Two judges on the ground also were injured but there was no immediate word on their condition, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on its Web site. One refused medical treatment, the newspaper said. Competing in the Forumla One class, Hubler was flying a Cassutt III M single-seat plane named “Mariah,” which is designed for pylon racing and aerial acrobatics. Hubler started competing in the Reno races in 1984. During Thursday’s first heat, he reached a top speed of 259 mph, according to the air races’ Web site. Two pilots were killed in separate accidents on Tuesday and Thursday. RENO, Nev. – Two airplanes collided in the air Friday at the Reno National Championship Air Races, killing one pilot and injuring a Simi Valley pilot in the third fatal crash there in four days. Five-time defending champion Gary Hubler, 51, Caldwell, Idaho, was killed in the crash shortly after 9:30 a.m. at the Stead Airport just north of Reno, race officials said. The pilot of the other plane involved in the accident, Jason Somes of Simi Valley, was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A friend said he was being treated for an eye injury. Hubler’s death marked the 18th fatality in the 44-year history of the air races and prompted the suspension of the competition the rest of Friday. Race officials said they did not know whether the event would continue through the weekend as scheduled or not. Brad Morehouse of Afton, Wyo., was “killed instantly” when his jet crashed about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, touching off a small brush fire along the runway, said Michael Houghton, president of the air races. Morehouse, co-owner of Afton Flight Service in Wyoming, was flying an L-39 Albatross he named “Dino Juice,” a jet often used for military flight training. He was flying in the second heat of the jet class competition. He had finished fourth in Wednesday’s qualifying round, reaching a maximum speed of 504 mph, race officials said. The cause of that crash was under investigation but race officials said the initial indication was Morehouse may have gotten caught in the wake of a jet he was tailing. Houghton said he expected the races to resume on Friday. “I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t race tomorrow,” Houghton told reporters at a news conference at the airport. “That is what Brad Morehouse would have wanted us to do.” Steve Dari, a pilot from Lemon Grove, was killed when his biplane stalled shortly after takeoff during a practice run at the air races on Tuesday. His fatal crash had been the first at the races since 2002.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Measures to curb acid mine drainage

first_img20 December 2010 A team of experts advising the South African government on acid mine drainage has recommended a series of short-term measures to address the problem. The measures are benchmarked against countries that have experienced similar problems, such as Canada and the United States.They include pumping and neutralisation of acid mine drainage, enforcing compliance, regular inspections, and prevention of ingress as short-term measures to maintain water levels at least below the relevant environmental critical level.The government’s inter-ministerial committee on acid mine drainage said in a statement on Friday that it had received an updated report from the team of experts on Wednesday.The scope of the team’s work included assessing work done to date as well as available solutions and technology, and proposing integrated short-, medium- and long-term solutions.It also included assessing costs viability, as well as exploring possible partnerships with the private sector.The committee said the government has acknowledged and accepts that acid mine drainage is a problem that South Africa needs to address urgently.This, the committee said, should be done in a co-ordinated manner between a range of stakeholders that included the mining industry, with the government always play a leading role.The team’s report advocated for the three priority basins (North, Central and Western) to have implementation plans that included pumping and neutralisation of acid mine drainage, enforcing compliance, regular inspections, and prevention of ingress as short-term measures to maintain water levels at least below the relevant environmental critical level.The committee believed the proposals were founded on scientific research and engineering instead of simplistic, quick-fix solutions.Some areas needing revisiting included the liability of polluters and costing of implementation.The recommendations were benchmarked on some countries that had experienced acid mine drainage problems, such as Canada and the United States.The report would be presented to the Cabinet early in January. The Cabinet would then determine the way forward.Sapalast_img read more

Here’s Video Of Jim Harbaugh Wearing Michigan State Gear In 1999

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)It’s a safe bet that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who also played for the Wolverines, isn’t a fan of Michigan State. But for at least one day in 1999, he intentionally wore Spartan green. This week, WXTZ-TV in Detroit unearthed footage of Harbaugh celebrating with the 1999 Michigan State basketball team during their national title run.Why does this exist? Harbaugh’s sister, Joani, is married to Tom Crean, who was then MSU’s assistant coach. Crean is now the head coach at Indiana.Harbaugh probably isn’t thrilled that this footage exists. But if his team beats MSU tomorrow, he probably won’t care.last_img read more

Worried your presale condo might be cancelled Research the developer first

first_imgTORONTO – With a sigh and hesitant pause, Jason Paris confides that in retrospect he wishes he’d done more research before putting down a deposit on the now defunct Museum FLTS condominium project in Toronto’s trendy Lower Junction area.The 43-year-old television production manager is one of hundreds of would-be homeowners who recently had their money returned and dreams dashed when the building’s developer, Castlepoint Numa, cited lengthy delays obtaining the necessary approvals, building permits and financing, as reasons for the halt.“If I had the knowledge I have now, then, I definitely would have researched Castlepoint further,” said Paris, who subsequently found out that the developer did the same thing to other hopeful Toronto condo buyers a few years ago when another one its projects fell through.While Castlepoint Numa said it’s giving original Museum FLTS buyers the first opportunity and a discount on the next residential phase of its greater Lower Junction neighbourhood project, Paris points out that some buyers have been burned twice in a row by the same developer.The best line of defence for prospective presale condo buyers seeking to mitigate any potential fallout is to do the appropriate due diligence on the developer before signing any contracts, experts say.Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done to protect Paris and others like him who become the victims of a cancelled condo complex, said Vancouver real estate lawyer Richard Bell.“It does happen in various scenarios, particularly if there’s a significant downturn in a market over a short period of time. So really, people are at risk,” said Bell, who works for law firm Bell Alliance.The bottom line? Do your homework, Bell said.“Who is the developer? What have they built previously? A new developer entering the market place is going to greater risk in a situation for a buyer than having a very experience developer in the market place.”The key advantage of using seasoned developers is that they have a name and brand to protect, notes Toronto real estate lawyer Mark Weisleder.“I have heard of situations where the builders have cancelled the deal and then turned around and then resold units at a $100,000 more each, and there’s virtually nothing that the original owners could do because there were lots of clauses in the contracts that allowed builders to cancel,” said Weisleder.“But you will find that reputable people, people who have been around a long time, they don’t do that. When they plan a development and plan units, they’re expected to complete. They price accordingly and they complete.”Keep in mind, Weisleder added, that even in Toronto’s increasingly competitive condo market — where the average selling price for a unit is about $523,000 — approximately 95 to 97 per cent of developments will see completion. According to real estate consultancy Urbanation, 23 condo projects have been cancelled in the city since 2012 — five of them in the last year.Bell said that the last time he’d heard of a cancelled condo development in Vancouver was in 2008, during the financial crisis.Jason Paris believes he is luckier than some because he only got involved with the cancelled condo project in February, when he signed a contract and handed over his deposit.“Some people had their investment off the market for a year and a half. I’m off the market for nine months,” he said.“But in a crazy property market like Toronto, those nine months are really going to make a huge a difference on what I can afford going forward.”Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

The Latest Rare walkback from Apple weighs on US markets

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on sales at Apple Inc., which issued a rare cut to its revenue forecast citing weakness in China (all times local):9:15 a.m.A rare call by Apple to walk back its quarterly revenue projections is weighing broadly on U.S. markets, and particularly the tech sector.Shares of Apple Inc. are down 9 per cent before the opening bell Thursday, and the S&P tech sector is by far the worst performer with less than an hour before trading begins.Apple sits at the top of an immense food chain of tech companies that supply it from Europe, Asia and the U.S., and almost all are being hit hard. STMicroelectronics, based in Paris, plunged 14 per cent. Broadcom Inc. in Silicon Valley dropped 4 per cent, as did the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.In a letter to the company shareholders after the stock market closed Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook traced most of the damage to China, which is squaring off with the U.S. in a trade war just as its economy begins to show signs of slowing.Ten of the 11 S&P sectors are in decline.The Associated Presslast_img read more

North Peace Cultural Centre hosts Bright Nights this weekend

first_imgFor a full schedule of events, visit npcc.bc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bright Nights the annual arts festival is setting the stage for the 2020 Winter Games.The North Peace Cultural Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John and community groups are gearing up for a fun-filled, family friendly weekend with the best of local art and local sport.“In all our activities, we are going to blur the line between art and sport, and revive the city’s spirit for the Winter Games by showcasing arts related to sport,” said Baptiste Marcere, Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre. Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. marks the start of the festival with Art Stars, an interactive opportunity for the public to meet and hear from professional artists and performers who grew up in Fort St. John and how they made a career for themselves in the arts. “We are gathering local artists and art groups to showcase, demonstrate, and delight,” said Marcere.Art Stars FB Event Page; CLICK HEREFriday, June 7, the Cultural Centre will host a gala evening with fresh cocktails at the ready, and Vancouver Theatre Sports to entertain guests with their hilarious improv skills.Bright Nights in June Gala; CLICK HERE Saturday, June 8, the festival ends with a public art market, hands-on pottery and weaving demonstrations, live entertainment, and the 2019 World Fair.The North Peace Cultural Society shares,  this year we will host an extraordinary printmaking workshop. “The city recognized the success of the printmaking and will close the 99th avenue from the 100 St to 102 St,” said Marcere.last_img read more

Looking forward to play different characters

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Jim Sarbh who has created a niche for himself in Bollywood by playing grey characters in films like Neerja, Raabta and Padmaavat is back with web series ‘Made In Heaven’. “There are plenty of projects in my hand right now. I am looking forward to play characters that I have not played so far. It is important for an actor to play different roles,” Jim said. The 31-year-old is currently enjoying praise for portraying Adil Khanna in web series ‘Made in Heaven’, which he says explores reality of society. “The show is like a great juxtaposition of all those that go on behind beautiful facades. It removes the curtains and make you see the reality of backstage. It shows what actually goes on in a wedding, not just looking perfect from outside. It reflects the integration of modernism and traditionalism,” said Jim. To a question whether a web series give more depth to an actor, he said: “It totally depends upon the writing. Be it films or shows or plays, it’s the content that matters the most. Good writing is the key.”last_img read more

Less than 15 aircraft of Jet currently operational Aviation Secy

first_imgNew Delhi: Less than 15 aircraft of Jet Airways are currently operational, Civil Aviation Secretary P S Kharola said on Wednesday. The SBI-led consortium of lenders had taken over the management of the cash-hit Jet Airways last month. Asked about the active fleet of the beleaguered airline, the Civil Aviation Secretary said here that “yesterday, it was 28”. On the airline informing stock exchanges on Tuesday evening that 15 more aircraft have been grounded, Kharola said the current fleet “would be less than about 15”. The airline has around 119 aircraft in its fleet. In the last few weeks, the airline has been grounding its aircraft in tranches due to non-payment of dues to lessors. Regarding funding issues of the airline, Kharola – who was speaking on the sidelines of an event – said, “The issue is between bankers and Jet management. So they are discussing with each other.” The private carrier Tuesday said it has grounded 15 more aircraft due to non-payment of rentals to lessors. Till last month, the Mumbai-headquartered airline, which is now under the new ownership, had taken 54 planes out of operations due to lease rental defaults. On March 25, Jet Airways’ board approved a resolution plan formulated by SBI-led domestic lenders. Under the plan, lenders decided to take control of the airline and make a fund infusion of Rs 1,500 crore.last_img read more