Joss Stone named reggae artist of the year

Joss Stone named reggae artist of the year
Joss Stone has been named as the top reggae artist of the year, according to Billboard magazine. The publication has revealed that the British singer’s latest album, and first reggae-inspired effort, ‘Water For Your Soul’ has topped the year-end …
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Reggae Industry To Ban Homophobia
The Jamaican reggae industry will refuse to release records or stage concerts featuring homophobic content after striking a deal with gay rights campaigners. In return for the concession, gay rights groups represented by the STOP MURDER MUSIC COALITION …
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We’ve seen astronomers get trippy before, but never like this: a team at Georgia Tech’s Sonification Lab has converted data collected from a pair of stars by NASA’s Kepler into the six second melody looped above. Why? Well, because a band called Echo..
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Olympic Channel General Manager Mark Parkman looks back at a successful year

Olympic Channel General Manager Mark Parkman looks back at a successful year
Recruited to lead the International Olympic Committee’s start-up multimedia platform in August 2015, Mark Parkman developed a strategic plan of implementation which, 11 months later, culminated in the launch of the Olympic Channel following the Closing …

Teaching Video – Multimedia Workshop
This video allows teachers to lead a workshop on short exposure photography techniques. A fun and participative way to teach pupils about images whilst discovering a particular aspect of the Olympic Games. The first part presents the historical and …

Prevention of competition manipulation
The IOC’s ultimate goal is to protect clean athletes. We are therefore actively committed to fighting all forms of cheating in sport. The manipulation of sports competitions has become an area of great concern in recent years. Such corruption threatens …


2014 Is Totally the Year of Drummers

2014 Is Totally the Year of Drummers
I have always had a soft spot for drummers. When I go to see bands play live, the person I stare at the most is the one sitting in the back, keeping time. When I meet bands, I typically wind up talking most to the individual holding the sticks. When I …
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Robotic Third Arm Turns Drummers Into Beat Machines
The cymbalism of a three-armed drummer is obvious. Much of the focus on prosthetic limbs is about restoring ability, healing that which is broken or at least returning an injured limb to a semi-functional state. But the same technology that replaces a …
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Indian Street Drummers: Indian Percussion by EarthMoments
EarthMoments has launched Indian Street Drummers, a sample pack featuring ecstatic South Indian ceremonial drumming, raw and primal beats from the gullies of South India – a wildly unconventional bundle now made accessible to producers worldwide.


MACS in second year of competitive swimming

MACS in second year of competitive swimming
Monticello Aquatic Club Seals, a year-round competitive swim team based in Napa, celebrated its second anniversary as a USA Swimming-registered club on May 3. MACS was founded in 2010 by the late Julian Szmidt, a longtime fixture in the Napa aquatic …
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OSAA state boys swimming: A late start to competitive swimming keeps Springfield’s decorated Carlos Hunnicutt fresh
GRESHAM – Many of the top swimmers at this year’s OSAA state meet first dove into competitive waters about the time they began to read. Carlos Hunnicutt never took as much as a swimming lesson while in elementary school. While growing up, the …
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Competitive Swimming Teams/Squads in Dubai
I am new to Dubai – arrived two weeks ago. Now that I am a little bit more settled I am keen to find squads for competitive swimming and training to avoid putting on the “Dubai Stone”! Ideally I am looking to join training sessions 2-3 times a week in a 25 …


Why I’m Done With NBA Basketball This Year: NBA 2K9

Why I’m Done With NBA Basketball This Year: NBA 2K9
If you have been paying attention to the community’s efforts to tweak NBA 2K9 during the past few months, you probably noticed that Neon1, one of the hardest-working NBA 2K community members, redid the ratings and tendencies for every player and coach in …

One-and-Done Rule Staying in NBA, NCAA Basketball
The new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA executives and players decided to keep the college basketball one-and-done rule for now. The NBA will reportedly keep the one-and-done rule for prospective basketball players in the new collective …

NBA Basketball Rules vs 2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Regulations: Know the Difference
Team USA Basketball heads to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an NBA star-filled roster. The team is a heavy favorite to win the match, despite initial concerns that the team is not as talented as previous Olympic teams. Basketball …
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Sights and sounds from BYU football spring camp: ‘It’s time to get going for next year’

Sights and sounds from BYU football spring camp: ‘It’s time to get going for next year’
PROVO – With snow blanketing the roads outside, the BYU football team hit the Indoor Practice Facility field on Monday morning for the Cougars’ first practice of spring camp. BYU, starting its second full season under Kalani Sitake’s coaching staff, will …
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Mississippi State capitalizes on Ole Miss turmoil, signs head coach Dan Mullen to an extension
Mississippi State Bulldogs head football coach Dan Mullen signed a multi-year extension yesterday to keep him in Starkville, MS through the 2020 season. Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen receives 4-year extension thru February 2021. He will earn $ 4.5 …

WATCH: Texas Longhorns RB Chris Warren rehab feature
Texas Longhorns running back Chris Warren III couldn’t have asked for a better start to his collegiate career. Warren set a Texas freshman record with 276 yards and four touchdowns against Texas Tech at the end of the 2015 season. In his first start.
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Boys lacrosse: Waterman Player of the Year and other postseason honors, 2016

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Montclair Kimberley’s’s offense ran through midfielder Max Hall, and the senior helped the Essex County school win its first sectional title since 2012. Hall scored 43 goals and had 24 assists for an MKA team that finished 14-7 and …
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Letter to the editor: Saugus High School girls lacrosse team thanks Fox Hill Yacht Club
The Saugus High School girl’s lacrosse team had their first annual banquet and would like to THANK the Fox Hill Yacht Club for donating the Hall and for Rino’s Place for the food. We started off slow this season and won an exciting final game against …

Vermont native Dalton tabbed as UVM women’s lacrosse coach
Former Middlebury Union High School star Sarah Dalton has been hired as the next head coach of the University of Vermont women’s lacrosse team, the school announced Friday afternoon. A fourth-year assistant and offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, Dalton …
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Women highlight Banff films this year

sportWomen highlight Banff films this year
“Extreme sports are still well covered, but with better story telling and better imagery thanks to the advances on small cameras and technology.” Skill, daring and endurance shine in “A Line Across the Sky,” featuring climbing phenoms Tommy Caldwell …
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Prince Rama’s State of Being
While there, Taraka had a near-death experience in a Viking ruin, resulting in a vision involving extreme sports, the future of museums, and the Middle Ages. The experience is surreal and nearly unreadable when condensed to its basic descriptors, but …
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The Monster Aesthetic: What Happens When You Mix Drake & Four Loko?
But Steph Russ takes this tongue-in-cheek embrace of beverages originally designed to fuel extreme sports fanatics a step farther. A classic bourgeois symbol, “the cocktail” is reimagined using ingredients you can find at your local gas station …
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Newsmaker of the Year, No. 5: The Youth Takeover

sportNewsmaker of the Year, No. 5: The Youth Takeover
The list goes on, each player as equipped as the last, and it even includes the likes of Ollie Schniederjans, who just last week breezed through Q-School to earn his Tour card after turning pro in June. “Our graduating class, 2011, has probably …
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European Tour: Rory McIlroy Named Golfer of the Year
It was a good year for McIlroy who won three times on the European Tour, but you can’t help but feel that this was, in a way, a lost year. It’s kind of crazy to say as McIlroy had the kind of year 99% of the golfers would take in a heartbeat, but that …
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The PGA TOUR Needs an All-Star Weekend
It’s time Tim Finchem and the PGA TOUR consider adding an all-star weekend for the fans, golfers, and golfers’ families. Every major sporting league has a weekend where athletes take the edge off and give the people what they want. The best players in …
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Miga celebrates one year of worldly food in Champaign

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Miga celebrates one year of worldly food in Champaign
“The food here has a lot of Asian flavors combined with French technique,” said Jennifer Kropfel, Miga’s general manager. The unique combination of flavors was created by executive chef Jae Jin Lee, who grew up in Boston and previously worked for …
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French supermarkets enter voluntary food waste agreement
Supermarkets in France have agreed to a voluntary commitment to preserve unsold food stocks and encourage its redistribution to community projects, after an emergency meeting yesterday (27 August). Under the commitment, stores over 400 square metres …
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This Vending Machine Dispenses Hot French Fries [PHOTOS + VIDEO]
Vending machines have gone far from its initial purpose, from dispensing chips and packaged food to canned soda and bottles of beverages. In fact, clothing apparel can now be bought through a vending machines, others slippers, while some offer shoes.
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