first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Two weeks into his first season with the Giants, Andrew McCutchen authored a signature moment that endeared him to the team’s fan base.Last April, McCutchen blasted a three-run walk-off home run to send the Giants to an emotional 14th-inning win over the Dodgers. McCutchen screamed as he left the batter’s box and stomped across home plate as he was greeted by a new set of teammates.“For the people that stayed around and watched that game, it was awesome,” McCutchen said that …last_img read more

first_img22 August 2003South African Music Week returns this year with a focus on education and live music. From 23-30 August, learners around the country will be exposed to a video on careers in the music industry, while all nine provinces explode with emerging artist concerts under the Music In Public Places banner.In a bid to promote greater understanding of careers in the music industry, the Music Industry Development Initiative (MIDI Trust) has produced a 30-minute video which will be distributed free to 1 200 schools nationally during South African Music Week.Featuring Zola, Hugh Masekela and other renowned South African musicians and practitioners, the video highlights some of the careers in the music industry – from lighting engineer to artist management – and informs learners of the specific requirements needed to embark on each career.Supporting the video is a 16-page brochure elaborating and expanding on the material highlighted in the video.Music in Public Places, now in its second year, will roll out nationally, taking music to audiences across the country for a week of free concerts in public places and spaces. Several other live events are also scheduled to take place under the Music Week umbrella.Incorporating many genres of South African music, Music in Public Places creates a platform for undiscovered and emerging talent. This year it is also giving emerging promoters and technicians the opportunity to gain practical experience in running live events.The full programme of events will soon be available on the SA Music Week website. Also check out these (and other) resources on the site: What’s so special about SA music?Recent export success storiesClassical music in SANurturing South African talentSA music links At the end of South African Music Week it is anticipated that more than one million learners will have seen the informational video, and that more than 120 new performances will have taken place nationally, with close to 1 000 new artists being exposed to 75 000 people.According to MIDI Trust general manager Rosie Katz, research has shown that learners are interested in the music industry, “but do not know the breadth of potential careers nor how to go about entering the industry. We hope that this video and brochure will enlighten and encourage learners to enter this exciting yet demanding world.”South African Music Week retains its primary partnership with the department of arts and culture, while forging a new partnership with the department of education. New relationships have also been formed with the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and MTN Free 2 Speak. The South African Music Rights Organisation also continues to support the reporterlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 12-6-17Much colder air has moved into the state and will park here for a while. West winds today will not be as strong as yesterday, but will still bring the potential for some good lake effect snows in far northeast parts of Ohio. Most of the state will be dry today with sunshine, but those west winds will be able to pick up some good moisture along the fetch of Lake Erie. Tomorrow, winds move back more to the NW, and that will increase lake effect snow potential along the southern shore of the Lake. However, this moisture does not look to go very far, so again, most of the state will see little to no precipitation tomorrow and sunshine will be a big player in all areas…even working through in some of these lake effect areas. Friday looks to be back to more of a westerly wind, and so just a mix of clouds and sun expected there.For the weekend, a reinforcing shot of cold air is coming. Saturday looks to have a mix of lake enhanced snow up north and a weak clipper like system moving through as well. This can bring scattered snow showers to a good chunk of the state…perhaps up to 70% coverage. We won’t rule out accumulations at this time, but the best chance of those right now look to be in central and southwestern parts of Ohio, which is not our typical coverage of snow. We see better sun chances on Sunday, and it will not be as cold. However, we think lake effect snow chances hold on in far NE Ohio again.For next week, we start with strong southwest winds, and that will take temps up somewhat. We may end up near normal or even a degree or two above normal on Monday. But, we have scattered snow and flurry action pushing back in for Tuesday and Wednesday. A good part of that action will be lake enhanced with limited geographic scope, especially Wednesday. But, Tuesday we will not rule out hit and miss spats of snow across the state. Still, at this time, we expect little to no accumulation.  We have delayed our midweek system about 36 hours this morning, allowing for a mix of clouds and sun Thursday, before snow develops overnight Thursday night and hangs around through Friday.  This weak clipper event may be able to yield minor accumulations, but it is far out near the end of the 10 day window, so we will reserve judgment on that for a later time.The extended period shows an upper level low sitting over the region and the great lakes Saturday the 16th, that keeps a chance of scattered snow showers and lake effect snow in for the first half of that weekend. Then a strong cold front sweeps in from the west and northwest late on the 18th into the 19th and has nice moisture flow up the front from the south. This can bring liquid equivalent precipitation of up to half an inch to the state with 90% coverage. Temps will be the key…if we stay cold this would be the first good snow system for the state. However, we think a better solution is for the strong southwest flow to warm temps as the moisture arrives, meaning we start as good rains, for the 18th and then action ends as snow on the 19th. But…we will see how the system progresses.Overall this forecast can be summed up as cold, and rather dry – even with snow chances, there is not a lot of moisture to work with here for the next 10 days.last_img read more