first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 113th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes hosts Matt Reese, Kolt Buchenroth, and Bart Johnson. In today’s episode, the boys cover Dale Minyo’s fair visit to the Clinton County Fair. Dale speaks with Greta Grey about the ongoing events at the fair. Next is Matt’s interview with Caroline Winters who is showing her steers at the Ohio State Fair, but more importantly she is one of the helpers at the Deans Charity Steer Show. Finally, Matt gets another report from our Between the Rows farmer Dave Baer. Dave talks about the historical perspective on his farm, as well as another farm update.last_img read more

first_imgIn the age of 1080p HDTVs, when almost every home has at least one computer and state-of-the-art mobile phones are seen in the hands of grade-schoolers, its hard to remember a time when viewing media required a trip to a theater. We’ve come a long way since those days, but theaters still put on plays and musicals, symphonies still perform, and musicians still entertain – but how can they compete with new media in hopes to attracting a younger audience? As the old saying goes: if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.Reaching Out with New MediaA study released this month by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) found that people who engage with the arts through various digital media are three times more likely (59% over 21%) to attend live arts performances, and do so twice as often (6 events per year over 3) as non-media participants. Titled Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participation, the survey concluded that “media-based arts participation appears to encourage – rather than replace – live arts attendance.” The report, which can be viewed in its entirety online for the first time this year, outlines several examples of how arts organizations are reaching out to audiences with online media initiatives. The New York Public Library, KQED Public Media and the Smithsonian Institution are just a few of the groups providing arts media online via services like YouTube and iTunes U. St. Louis-based television network Higher Education Learning Channel takes its offerings to the next level, providing iPhone and iPad apps for new audiences to engage with videos and sound recordings of local performances.“We are faced with the Internet, social media, and other new technologies, and I believe the arts field must embrace them and integrate them into our work,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.Digital PerformanceBut the reach of new media in the arts doesn’t end once organizations attract audience members to their venues; many performing arts productions are integrating technology and interactive media into the actual performances. Last summer, the National Symphony introduced real-time program notes that were delivered to the audience via Twitter. Composers have even begun to write music that specifically calls for the use of computers and technology during performance. Computer programs that allow for the live processing of sounds created from the actions of the performer have widely expanded the possibilities of sound creation beyond the normal realm of instrumentation. Other programs can produce rich visualizations based on live sound inputs, creating unique artistic experiences with each performance.Other music composers, like Eric Whitacre, have gone as far as to use social media to create virtual crowdsourced performances of their music. For his choir works “Sleep” and “Lux Aurumque,” Whitacre released a video of himself conducting each piece so that users could record the various tracks (soprano, alto, bass, etc) and submit them. Whitacre then synced them together to create “virtual choir” performances which were then published on YouTube.It’s terrific for a music lover like myself to see social media and technology used in these unique ways to increase awareness for the arts among new audiences. These last several examples only focused on music, but there are many other ways new media is being used in theater, dance and other live arts. Photo by Flickr user DeusXFlorida. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App chris cameroncenter_img Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Multimedia#music#New Media#web last_img read more

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first_imgStory Highlights Turning to the irrigation systems, he said the $100 million will go towards the rehabilitation of irrigation systems to improve delivery of water to farms, geared at enhancing Jamaica’s agricultural productivity and food security. This was disclosed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during the 2018/19 Throne Speech in Parliament on February 15. A total of $220 million will be spent by the Government on two programmes geared at expanding and improving the island’s water capacity infrastructure. A total of $220 million will be spent by the Government on two programmes geared at expanding and improving the island’s water capacity infrastructure.The projects are the construction and maintenance of rural water systems, valued at $120 million; and the rehabilitation of irrigation systems, costing $100 million.This was disclosed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during the 2018/19 Throne Speech in Parliament on February 15.He said the $120 million will be spent on the repair and upgrading of rural water systems, including catchment tank rehabilitation and rainwater harvesting.Turning to the irrigation systems, he said the $100 million will go towards the rehabilitation of irrigation systems to improve delivery of water to farms, geared at enhancing Jamaica’s agricultural productivity and food security.He said in the new fiscal year, the Administration will continue to implement several projects and programmes to expand capacity and infrastructure, protect revenue, regularise service and users, and protect water sources.The Governor-General noted that the Government continues to work towards the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.The Throne Speech was delivered under the theme ‘Continuing on the Path to Prosperity’.last_img read more

first_imgLondon: British lawmakers are returning to the House of Commons on Wednesday following the bombshell Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted illegally by suspending Parliament. The historic move backed Parliament’s sovereignty and slapped down what justices viewed as an effort by Johnson to squelch debate on Brexit. The prime minister is hurrying back to London after cutting short a trip to the UN General Assembly amid demands for his resignation from furious opposition parties. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report In New York, Johnson brushed aside questions about whether he would resign, said he “strongly” disagreed with the court decision and suggested he might try to suspend Parliament for a second time. Cabinet minister Michael Gove says the government “respected” the court decision but refused to apologize for breaking the law. “I think it’s important to stress that while the Supreme Court was clear, there is a respectable legal opinion that disagrees with that view,” Gove told the BBC. “It’s perfectly possible in a democracy to say you respect a judgment and will comply with the judgment, but you also note that there are a range of views about the appropriateness of a particular course of action.” Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn countered that Johnson should say he was sorry to the public and to Queen Elizabeth II for telling her that Parliament should be suspended. The suspension would have limited debate before Britain’s scheduled October 31 departure from the European Union. “I think he should apologize to her (the Queen) for the advice he gave her but, more importantly, apologize to the British people for what he’s done in trying to shut down our democracy at a very crucial time when people are very, very worried about what will happen on Oct. 31,” Corbyn told the BBC. Johnson remains on a collision course with Parliament over his determination to extract Britain from the EU on October 31, even if no divorce deal is reached. Parliament has passed a law requiring him to seek an extension if there is no deal, but Johnson says he won’t do that under any circumstances. Johnson is likely to address Parliament on Wednesday afternoon but has begun to position himself as the champion of the people facing a recalcitrant establishment bent on frustrating the 2016 Brexit vote. In his speech in New York, Johnson mentioned Brexit only once as a pointed aside while recalling the myth of Prometheus, who was chained to a rock by Zeus and sentenced to have his liver eaten out by an eagle for eternity. “And this went on forever,” he quipped, “a bit like the experience of Brexit in the UK, if some of our parliamentarians had their way.”last_img read more