The price of darkness: Rights of light

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Jamaican singer Sean Paul hailed by Forbes magazine

first_imgJamaican singer Sean Paul hailed by Forbes magazineOne of Jamaica’s most popular entertainers, Sean Paul, has received commendations from internationally renown Forbes Magazine as “one of the most surprising stories of 2016 in the music world”.According to reports the magazine in an article of the 44-year-old Jamaican  Grammy-awarded singer, described as “the pretty boy of Jamaican music,” Paul’s career is booming because of either of two factors. First, “an expertly curated strategy on the part of his management, his record label, and himself, or secondly, Paul just happened to work with the right artistes at the right time”.The year 2016 has been a great year for Sean Paul, He was featured on British singer Sia’s Cheap Thrills which climbed to number one of the on the US record charts. He also was featured on the Rockabye by the British group which was a number one hit in the UK this year.Forbes magazine stated that “While these songs aren’t making Sean Paul’s name, they are helping to resuscitate his career, as well as to introduce him to a new, younger generation that might not know his own works very well.”Paul also signed a recording deal with Island Records UK in August and has just released two new songs, No Lie (with Dua Lipa) and Tek Weh Yuh Heart, which features Tory Lanez.“He’s one of the very few reggae greats to have gone global. What Sean has done for Jamaica and helping reggae music cross over makes him nothing short of a cultural icon,” Darcus Beese, president of Island Records UK told Billboard.Paul first broke through on the internationally scene in 2002 with the album Dutty Rock featuring hits like Gimmie The Light, Like Gule and Get Busy.In 2006 Paul made it to the Billboard top ten with is hits  Temperature and (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me.last_img read more

DR Congo Ebola outbreak moves into Goma

first_imgEbola outbreak cases hit 1000 in DR Congo UNICEF staff members stand as they practise disinfecting themselves while carrying out infection prevention and control training in Juba, South Sudan on February 21, 2019. – The training exercises have been implemented while the threat of Ebola reaching the country remains high with around 460 people having been killed by the virus across the border in DRC. (Photo by ALEX MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEX MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images) Congolese health officials confirmed an Ebola case in Goma. This marks the first time the virus has reached the city of more than two million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.The Goma confirmation was a priest who became infected during a visit to the town of Butembo, 200 km (124 miles) north of Goma, where he interacted with Ebola patients,” Congo’s health ministry said in a statement.He developed symptoms last week before taking a bus to Goma on Friday. When he arrived in Goma on Sunday he went to a clinic where he tested positive for Ebola.Officials had tracked down all the passengers on the bus the priest took to Goma from Butembo, one of the towns hardest hit by the disease.“Due to the speed with which the patient has been identified and isolated, as well as the identification of all bus passengers from Butembo, the risk of spreading to the rest of the city of Goma remains low,” the ministry said.The passengers and the bus driver will start getting vaccinations on Monday.Goma has been preparing for the arrival of Ebola for a year; setting up hand-washing stations and making sure moto-taxi drivers do not share helmets.But in more rural areas, the virus has been hard to contain. Local mistrust of health officials and militia violence have hobbled containment efforts and caused the number of new cases to spike.The experimental vaccine is believed to have saved countless lives however not all Congolese people have accepted it. Some falsely believe that the vaccine is what is making people sick, in part because people can still develop the disease after getting the shot if they already had been infected.Related DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared overcenter_img Deaths from current DR Congo Ebola outbreak rises above 1500last_img read more

Farmington Hills Salvation Army opens camp registration

first_img Reported by The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills has opened registration for its annual summer day camp, which begins Monday, June 17 at the Corps Community Center, 27500 Shiawassee Rd. in Farmington Hills.Camp runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through August 9. Activities include arts and crafts, Bible lessons, music, field trips, swimming and more. This year’s camp will encourage campers to explore ways to stay active during the summer months, while building self-esteem and individuality.The Salvation Army Farmington Hills has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide nutritious meals and snacks to all day camp participants.For more information about costs and registration, call 248-477-1153 or pick up a registration form at The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills.–Press release Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SiTime Unveils Ruggedized MEMS Timing Solutions for Aerospace & Defense

first_imgSiTime has announced the release of its new Endura MEMS timing solutions portfolio for aerospace and defense applications. The Endura products are engineered to offer unmatched performance in harsh conditions – such as severe shock, vibration, and extreme temperature – that are routinely experienced in these applications. The devices also offer maximum choice to customers with 5 million possible part numbers that can be created from 17 programmable products. Important applications include satellite communications, precision GNSS, avionics, and space.When exposed to high levels of shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures, legacy timing components have been prone to failure, degrading system performance and reliability. To solve these problems, SiTime created an oscillator system of silicon MEMS, analog circuits, compensation algorithms, and advanced packaging, which is designed to outperform any other available timing solution in harsh environments. For example, Endura precision TCXOs deliver 4 parts per trillion per g (ppt/g) of acceleration sensitivity, which is 50 times better than legacy quartz-based solutions.SiTime’s broad portfolio of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Endura products spans six oscillator types and 17 products. All devices offer programmable options such as frequency, operating voltage, and stability. In addition, some devices offer specialized programmable features such as spread spectrum, pull-range, and differential output type. Endura products are available with up to two grades of acceleration sensitivity, as low as 4 ppt/g (typical). This breadth of products provides customers with a large selection and the ability to configure each device for their application requirements. The products are also designed for continuity of supply for long-life programs.SiTime ENDURA SOLUTIONS: Endura Super-TCXOS (Temperature Compensated Oscillators) For Use in High-Speed Communications and GNSS ApplicationsSiT5146/SiT5147 – 1 to 220 MHz, ±0.5 to ±2.5 ppm, -40°C to +105°CSiT5346/SiT5347 – 1 to 220 MHz, precision ±0.1 to ±0.25 ppm, -40°C to +105°CSiT5348/SiT5349 – 1 to 220 MHz, ultra-precision ±0.05 ppmEndura Single-Ended Oscillators For Use in Ruggedized ApplicationsSiT8944/SiT8945 – 1 to 137 MHz, -55°C to +125°CSiT2044/SiT2045 – 1 to 137 MHz, -55°C to +125°C, in SOT-23 package for easier manufacturing and solder-joint inspectionEndura Spread Spectrum Oscillators to Reduce EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference)SiT9045 – 1 to 150 MHz, spread spectrum, -55°C to +125°CEndura Differential Oscillators for High-Speed Serial CommunicationsSiT9346/SiT9347 – 1 to 725 MHz, ultra-low jitterEndura VCXOS (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) For Clock SynchronizationSiT3342/SiT3343 – 1 to 725 MHz, ultra-low jitter, ±15 to ±50 ppmEndura DCXOS (Digitally Controlled Oscillators) For Noiseless Clock SynchronizationSiT3541/SiT3542 – 1 to 725 MHz, ultra-low jitter, ±20 to ±50 ppm, I2C programmableSamples of Endura products are available. Production quantities will be available in Q4 2019. Pricing is provided upon request. In addition to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, value-added services are also available. These services include:100% burn-in at high temperature100% electrical test at temperature extremesQCI sample testing for high reliability and customer-generated drawings.Additional up-screening flows for levels S and B in MIL-PRF-55310E Table III are available from SiTime partners that are on the Qualified Suppliers List of Distributors (QSLD) of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). These ITAR-registered suppliers can 100 percent up-screen SiTime Endura devices or sample test them in accordance with MIL-PRF-55310 requirements and MIL-STD-883 methods.last_img read more

The Rise of Ezekiel Elliott

first_img Jeff Seemann For a while during Ohio State’s 49-7 win over Rutgers, Buckeye fans showed concern over star running back Ezekiel Elliott.It had nothing to do with Zeke’s health or his attitude – fans were wondering if he would be able to crack 100 yards in the contest and extend his streak of consecutive 100-yard games to an NCAA-leading 13.  Elliott had totaled only 13 yards at halftime, before a third-quarter push got him closer to triple digits.The concern grew deeper when the Buckeyes took a 42-0 lead early in the fourth quarter, with Zeke sitting at 87 yards.  Would Urban Meyer take him out in favor of the second unit?  Even if he stayed in the game, would he get those 13 yards?Fear not, Buckeye fans – Elliott had only one carry in the fourth quarter, but it was all he needed.  His 55-yard scamper to the end zone provided all the stats he needed to get that 13th straight game over 100 yards.At the start of 2014, the running back position was a primary concern.  Losing the talents of a Carlos Hyde was huge, and many worried whether or not a solid player would emerge to replace him.  Four games into the season, Elliott rushed for 183 yards against Cincinnati, and his role as the starter was cemented.But few expected to see what Zeke has provided since.  On Saturday night, he became Ohio State’s 5th-leading rusher of all time.  His 142-yard performance gives him 3,270 for his career, and allowed him to pass three of the all-time greats – Hyde (3,198 yards), Keith Byars (3,200 yards), and current teammate Braxton Miller (3,261 yards).Read that again…this current Ohio State team has two of the school’s 6 best runners of all time.  6,531 yards between Elliott and Miller, and they both take the field at the same time when the Buckeyes have the ball.  Has that ever happened on any team in the past?Next up on the list for Zeke to pass?4th – Beanie Wells – 3,382 yards3rd – Tim Spencer – 3,553 yards2nd – Eddie George – 3,768 yards1st – Archie Griffin – 5,589 yardsBarring injury or suspension, Elliott has a chance to finish as Ohio State’s 2nd-best rusher of all time.  There are four games left in the season, and if the Bucks win those, they will get a fifth, sixth, and possibly seventh game.Elliott needs 112 yards to catch Beanie Wells, which equals a typical game for him.  He may get that against Minnesota.He needs 283 to catch Tim Spencer, which he should grab at some point during the Michigan State game (unless he bursts out to another 200+ yard game before then, like he is capable of doing.)Eddie George’s numbers will be matched with 498 yards.  Maybe during the game against That Team Up North?  Possibly the Big Ten Championship game, if Ohio State gets to that game?As for catching Archie Griffin?  No way, unlikely even if he stays for his senior season (which he won’t).  Griffin’s numbers are out of reach for any mere mortal.  Elliott’s 13 straight 100-yard games seems impressive….Archie did it 31 times in a row.  That’s unreal.It will be fun watching Elliott rise the charts, just as it’s fun watching him race to the end zone over and over again. Related TopicsEzekiel ElliottUrban Meyercenter_img Born and raised a Buckeye fan, Jeff Seemann has been covering sports in Ohio for 25 years. He attended The Ohio State University in 1987, where he went to more football games than classes. As a result, he is now (finally) finishing his degree at the University of Cincinnati. He claims to have been in attendance at Earle Bruce’s final game (a win over That Team Up North), the Browns’ double-OT win over the NY Jets, and the game known as “The Shot”. He is only fond of recalling the memories of two of those games. Feel free to annoy him on Twitter at @JeffFromOhiolast_img read more

Bristol Ladies Molloy Selected For Ireland Training Camp

first_imgIreland Women’s head coach Tom Tierney has named a 31-strong squad, which includes to take part in a two-day camp this weekend in Dublin as they prepare to play England, Canada and New Zealand. Bristol Ladies’ Claire Molloy will go into the Ireland training camp in Dublin on Saturday, October 29th-30th before their first game on Sunday, November 13th (KO 2pm) when they take on England Women and several fellow Bristol Ladies players. Molloy’s call-up takes Bristol Ladies grand total to 14 players involved in the November Women’s Series 2016 including; Danielle Waterman ( B Pro Fitness Bristol), Amy Wilson Hardy (Massey Cladding), Sarah Hunter, Sarah Bern (Fifth Consultancy), Poppy Cleall (The School of Dance), Izzy Noel-Smith (Prior Park Schools), Marlie Packer (Jones Building Group), Megan Jones and Amber Reed (Colston’s School) for England and Sian Moore (Facilitating Sport Company), Elinor Snowsill (17 Management), Caryl Thomas and Carys Phillips for Wales. Tickets for the Women’s Novembber Series are on sale on www.ticketmaster.ie/womensrugby.last_img read more

Trust announce Easter holiday camp dates

first_imgIn partnership with StreetGames and FIVES Soccer Centre, the club’s official charity will host two week-long camps from Monday, March 26th – Friday, April 6th, delivering an action-packed programme of football, with the emphasis heavily placed on enjoyment. The camps will run from 10am-2pm each day, and are designed to give children aged six-11 the opportunity to learn and practise a range of techniques, whilst socialising with other youngsters from across the city in a fun and safe environment.last_img read more

High school football: Benton claims second-place in District 1-4A

first_imgThe Benton Tigers wrapped up the runner-up spot in District 1-4A with a 44-22 victory over the Booker T. Washington Lions on Friday night at Tiger Stadium.Benton finished the regular season 7-3 overall and 6-1 in district. The Tigers’ lone district loss was 28-27 to undefeated and third-ranked Northwood on Sept. 27 at Northwood. That game ultimately decided the district title for the second straight season.This marks the fifth straight year Benton has won at least seven regular-season games. The Tigers, who have won seven of their last eight, will take a five-game winning streak into the playoffs. According to louisianasportsline.com, Benton was No. 16 in the Class 4A power rankings as of early Saturday afternoon. If those rankings are the same as the LHSAA’s official rankings, which will be released Sunday morning, the Tigers will host No. 17 Tioga (7-3) in the first round. Benton defeated Tioga 27-17 on Sept. 14 in Tioga.Booker T. Washington finished its season 1-9 and 1-6.Benton got off to a solid start and led 13-0. But the Lions rallied and cut the lead to 13-8 at the half. BTW took a 14-13 lead in the third quarter, scoring on its opening drive. The Tigers regained the lead with a long touchdown pass. But the Lions answered with a touchdown and led 22-20. Bubba Osby then gave Benton a big spark, returning the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. “He picked the ball up at the one, got where he wanted, set up a wedge, hit a crease and did a real good job of staying up in there and our guys did a good job blocking,” Benton coach Reynolds Moore said. “He found that crease and outran everybody.”The Tigers then turned a turnover into a touchdown, giving themselves a 34-22 cushion with 8:56 to play. Benton then recovered an onside kick and scored again. The Tigers added a field goal with 3:45 left for the final margin.Moore said a few dropped passes and some turnovers hampered the Tigers offense early.“That made it kind of tough,” he said.With the exception of BTW’s early touchdown drive, Moore thought the defense played well. Cole Horton, Sam Simmons and Michael Schoth all had interceptions, giving Benton’s offense short fields to work with.NOTE: Statistics weren’t available at the time this report was posted. It will be updated when they are. Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Campbell County BOE meets this evening at 6pm

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The regular monthly meeting of the Campbell County Board of Education is this evening at 6 pm at the courthouse at Jacksboro. CLICK HERE to see the agenda and the minutes from the Feb. meeting.The Campbell County Board of Education,  Education/Policy Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., in the upstairs conference room of the Central Office.  Also, the Campbell County Board of Education, will hold a workshop on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., in the lower level conference room of the Central Office.  The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the Strategic Plan.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/10/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more