An architecturally impressive detached house in Letterkenny on the market for €595,000

first_imgA very impressive architecturally designed split level detached residence is on the housing market in Donegal for €595,000Very intelligently designed to reflect the contours of the site with most of the bedroom accommodation at the garden and first-floor level whilst living accommodation is at ground floor level with access from a paved external parking area enjoying commanding views over the Golf Course, River Swilly and countryside in the distance. Located within 10 minutes walk of Letterkenny s 18 Hole Golf Course with modern clubhouse facilities including Brown s Restaurant offering both informal bar food and formal dining to a very high standard. Alcorn s Garden Centre with Thyme Out Restaurant is within 10/15 minutes walk and for those last-minute forgotten essentials Charlie s Container Shop, with Honesty box, is also situated nearby.The Silver Tassie Hotel is located within a short drive whilst the extensive shopping and leisure facilities available in Letterkenny including Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Marks and Spencer, Menary s, TK Maxx, Aura Leisure Centre etc. are also located within a short drive.Woodlands National School, Educate Together and Ballyraine National School are also situated within the immediate surrounding area.This superior residence is ideally located to enjoy the extensive natural amenities available within easy driving distance including golden sandy beaches at Rathmullan, Ballymastocker / Portsalon in the Fanad Peninsula and Downings / Rosapenna in the Rosguill Peninsula, both peninsulas being located on the renowned Wild Atlantic Way.Check out the full listing by Sherry Fitzgerald/Rainey and see some photos of the property below. An architecturally impressive detached house in Letterkenny on the market for €595,000 was last modified: June 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2019-12-21

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Facebook Shines Some Light On Its News Feed Algorithm

first_imglauren orsini The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Between advertisements you never asked to see and unnecessarily hidden status updates from your closest friends, it’s no wonder that Facebook has come under pressure from users to explain itself. Today on the Facebook business blog, the company outlined how it decides what to show you in a News Feed FYI that is itself a rare display of transparency. According to News Feed engineer Lars Backstrom, “every time someone visits News Feed there are on average 1,500 potential stories from friends, people they follow and Pages for them to see, and most people don’t have enough time to see them all.” That figure comes from an internal study of 7,000 active users over one week in July 2013. Pay No Attention To That Algorithm Behind The CurtainWithout exposing any company secrets, Backstrom described the key components underlying the most recent update, and why you’re seeing the status updates you see at any given point in time. Basically, your likes and comments serve as big signals to the Facebook algorithm that you’d like to see more of the same. And yes, the algorithm also puts a high ranking on stories you hide because you don’t want to see them anymore.Why not just keep your feed primarily unfiltered, the way Twitter does? Apparently, we the users have vetoed that alternative. “Our ranking isn’t perfect, but in our tests, when we stop ranking and instead show posts in chronological order, the number of stories people read and the likes and comments they make decrease,” Backstrom wrote. Facebook’s goal is to encourage as many likes, comments, and other indications of activity as possible from users. Not only does it demonstrate that users are enjoying the site, but it offers sparkling statistics to share with advertisers and brands. So it makes sense that today’s update is about giving the news feed a longer tail.What Comes Around, Stays AroundAs changes are rolled out onto users’ news feeds, they’ll notice that if they forget to read earlier stories, those stories won’t disappear. “Previously, people read 57% of the stories in their News Feeds, on average,” Backstrom wrote. “They did not scroll far enough to see the other 43%. When the unread stories were resurfaced, the fraction of stories read increased to 70%.”Facebook is clearly prioritizing ways to keep people on the site for longer. But the big win today isn’t the new feature; it’s the social network’s attempt to show a human side and explain, clearly and transparently, what’s happening behind the scenes. Tags:#Facebook Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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2019-12-15

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Sepak takraw targeting 2 golds

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games CEU halts Flying V’s perfect run, forces Game 3 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Nextcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The women’s team, which is hoping for at least a bronze finish, is composed of Kristel Carloman, Lhaina Lhiell Mangubat, Mary Ann Lopez, Rizzalyn Amolacion and Jean Marie Sucalit. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ “It had a great effect on the morale of the team that’s why we wanted to move them out of Metro Manila for a change,” said Rueda in Filipino.The Philippines could only win a silver and a bronze two years ago in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut this time the men’s team is shooting for two golds with the bulk of expectations on the shoulders of Emmanuel Escote, Rheyjey Ortouste, and Jason Huerte who won silver in team event in 2015.Also in the field are last SEA Games’ bronze winners like John Jeffrey Morcillos, Regie Reznan Pabriga, Rhemwil Catana, John-John Bobier, Ronsited Gabayeron, Alvin Pangan, Joeart Jumawan, John Carlo Lee and Mark Joseph Gonzales. FILE — Rheyjey Ortouste, Mark Gonzales and Jason Huerte celebrate their first international gold with Karen Tanchanco-Caballero (front row, left), president of the Philippine Amateur Sepak Takraw Association and vice president of the Asian Sepak Takraw Federation. —NONGLUCK MATVANGSAENG TITI TUKKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ sepak takraw men’s team is shooting for two golds when competition starts Wednesday at Titiwangs A-indoor stadium here.The coaching staff, including Romulo Rueda, said the 17-member men’s and women’s teams are in high spirits after undergoing a two-month training camp in Iloilo City.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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2019-11-30

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4 days agoJose Mourinho waiting on call from Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jose Mourinho waiting on call from Real Madridby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is waiting to return to Real Madrid.Out of football since his December sacking by Manchester United, Mourinho is ready to step in for Zinedine Zidane at Real.It’s been claimed after their dismal defeat to Real Mallorca, Zidane could be dumped this week.Should Real be beaten by Champions League opponents Galatasaray, then Zidane will be sacked.And El Mundo reports confidants of Mourinho say he is ready and motivated to return to Madrid – even if it means he’ll be entering a hostile dressing room. last_img read more

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2019-10-28

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GIF: Texas Tech Fans Rush The Court After Massive Upset Of Iowa State

first_imga shot of an ncaa basketball before a game(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)In the loaded Big 12, Texas Tech has been an afterthought. Coming into tonight’s game with No. 9 Iowa State, the Red Raiders were 0-6 in conference play, but Tubby Smith’s team jumped all over the star-studded Cyclones from the get-go. Tech opened up a 19-point lead at one point, but Iowa State came back to cut the lead to three with 23 seconds left. Iowa State would never get closer than that. Tech’s Devaugntah Williams hit two free throws to extend the lead to five, and as the final buzzer sounded, hundreds of Texas Tech fans flooded the court and mobbed the team.last_img read more

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2019-10-27

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Anishinaabe Iraq war vet completes crosscountry walk with Indian Act chained to

first_img(Leo Baskatawang in the shadow of peace tower after cross-country walk with Indian act chained to his body. APTN/Photo)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–After 135 days walking across the country, Leo Baskatawang, an Iraq war veteran, climbed the stairs to Parliament Hill Tuesday dragging a copy of the Indian Act attached to his waist by a length of chain.Baskatawang, who did two tours of Iraq with the U.S. military, said the end of his 4,400 kilometre journey, under the name March for Justice which began in Vancouver, was really the beginning of a new movement to scrap the Indian Act and replace it with Indigenous authored legislation to define the relationship with Canada.“This is not the end of it,” said Baskatawang, 32. “I don’t think this will be the last time you hear of March for Justice. I think this will be an ongoing thing.”He ended his journey with five other companions who he met at stops at places like Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.Edmond Jack, 17, from Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario, is no stranger to long journeys. Two months ago, he walked from his community on the western edge of Ontario to Toronto to press for compensation over mercury that poisoned his people’s waters and land.“When they told me what they were walking for to change the Indian Act and get legitimate representation in the government I thought it was a good place to learn more about the Indian Act,” said Jack. “I jumped right away and said I was going to join them.”Every step of the way, Baskatawang and his companions dragged a copy of the Indian Act, the piece of legislation dating back to 1876 that governs the life of First Nations people living on-reserve.“I recognize the need for change with how the government consistently treats our people with apathy, ignoring the issues that are affecting our communities,” he said. “I felt a strong obligation as a scholar to do something about it.”The relentlessness of the pavement destroyed up to 40 of their copies, said Baskatawang. Once on Parliament Hill, Baskatawang, accompanied by dozens of his supporters, piled the remaining copies of the Indian Act, each contained in haggard and torn binders covered in duct tape, on the steps below the Peace Tower.The meaning behind the imagery of the beaten copies of the Indian Act dragged across the country by Baskatawang was not lost on Saskatchewan Conservative MP Rob Clarke who was on Parliament Hill in support of March for Justice.“He has gone through so many copies and just seeing how passionate he is, seeing how he sees the Indian Act being so archaic and outdated,” said Clarke. “What he has done is he raised awareness across Canada and in the communities. He is very passionate about wanting to get rid of the Indian Act and now you have membership out there saying it’s time to get rid of the Indian Act.”Clarke is behind a private member’s bill to repeal sections of the Indian Act dealing with residential schools, governing wills and a ban on prairie First Nations from freely selling agricultural products. The proposed bill, which was introduced in late spring, would also require the minister of Aboriginal affairs to report yearly on work to replace sections of the Indian Act with modern amendments or legislation.Clarke, an 18-year member of the RCMP and member of the Muskeg Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan, said his support for Baskatawang had nothing to do with his private member’s bill.“Everyone knows this isn’t about my private member’s bill today, I am here to support Leo and his cause,” said Clarke.Baskatawang said he welcomed Clarke’s support even if he didn’t agree with the Conservative MP’s proposed bill.“The important thing is he’s bringing the discussion on the Indian Act front and centre. But for me, personally, I would take it a step further,” he said. “Any piece of legislation that replaces the Indian Act should be written by Indigenous people. If there is going to be a piece of legislation that is going to be written about our people, it should be written by our people.”Baskatawang, an Anishinaabe from Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation, has seen his own people lose their land as a result of government action and inaction.His community had its reserve lands flooded by development in the 1950s, forcing residents to abandon their territory in Ontario’s north-west. Some now live in Thunder Bay, but many are scattered across the country. Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation is still a registered band with a membership list of about 500 members.Baskatawang joined the U.S. military in his early 20s before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He served two tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division from March 2003 to February 2004 and October 2005 to September 2006.Despite his war experience, Baskatawang said he could not have finished his cross-country walk without the help of his companions and the kindness of strangers along the road offering a bowl of soup and a place to rest in the evenings.“It wasn’t easy. Every single day there were ups and downs. We were battling fatigue and sore feet,” he said. “The last week of the march was really, really hard, my feet were really torn up. I was able to lean on my team to help me get to the finish life. I couldn’t have done it without them.”last_img read more

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2019-10-14

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Baseball Home runs propel Ohio State to 94 win against Toledo

Ohio State sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler (10) swings at a ball during the game against Hawaii on March 23. Ohio State won 7-5. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State, once again, showed its ability to hit for power as the team recorded its fifth multiple-home run game at home this season to bury Toledo. Ohio State (14-11) defeated Toledo (9-13) 9-4. The Buckeyes were able to claim seven of nine games in its homestand and launched 12 home runs in the process. In the previous eight games, Ohio State had hit .327 and scored an average of seven runs a game. The Buckeyes were able to carry their offensive success into Wednesday’s game. Ohio State produced nine hits and two home runs in its win.With two men on base, freshman shortstop Zach Dezenzo battled at the plate with two outs in the second inning. On the eighth pitch of the at bat, Dezenzo hit an opposite-field home run to put Ohio State up four runs. “With every at bat he’s growing as a player,” head coach Greg Beals said. Dezenzo hit four home runs during the homestand, giving him five this season. The nine-game homestand allowed two other Buckeyes to excel at the plate. The outfielder duo of junior right fielder Dominic Canzone and senior left fielder Brady Cherry has been a staple for the Ohio State offense. “Those are the guys we need to be productive for this offense to really be clicking,” Beals said.Canzone hit .345 through the first eight home games this season. He added three hits in five at bats against Toledo. The co-captain finished with four RBI. Cherry has also enjoyed hitting at Bill Davis Stadium. Cherry had hit .469 and recorded nine RBI heading into Wednesday’s contest. He finished with  one hit in three at bats against Toledo. Ohio State threatened first after a pair of hits put runners in scoring position in the first inning. After an error at first base and a wild pitch, the Buckeyes took a 2-0 lead. This would end the day for freshman pitcher Jamie Myers, who was only able to record two outs in his second start of the season. Myers has struggled this season with nine walks allowed to only seven strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched. Beals anticipated the Rockets would use a whole-staff approach to the ball game. “I don’t know how long [Myers] would have gone, but we strung together quality at bats and put pressure on him.” Beals said. Before the conclusion of the game, Toledo would rotate through a total of eight pitchers. A pair of hits and a hit batsman loaded the bases with no outs for the Rockets in the second inning. Junior pitcher Jake Vance was able to respond with two consecutive strikeouts, but a hit to center field by redshirt senior center fielder Brad Boss brought in two runs to tie the game. Vance would go on to have his longest outing of the season with six innings pitched. His previous high came on March 12, where he went 5.1 innings against Wofford. “I needed that,” Vance said. “I’ve been trying to work on getting my innings up a little bit.”Vance finished with six strikeouts, tying his season high, and two earned runs in his second win of the season.  Beals emphasized the importance of getting that quality start and how it protected the bullpen moving into this weekend. “The guys that pitched tonight are all guys we wanted to get work in order to be ready for the weekend,” Beals said. “We didn’t tax ourselves at all leading into the weekend.” Canzone’s second hit of the game brought home freshman outfielder Nolan Clegg to give Ohio State the 3-2 lead after two innings. Dezenzo would complete the second-inning scoring with a three-run blast to right field. With the score at 7-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Canzone launched a deep home run over the right field wall to add two more runs. This was Canzone’s team-high seventh home run of the season. Toledo was able to add two more runs, but it never threatened to make the game close. “Right now, I think we are clicking on all cylinders, at least for tonight,” Canzone said. Ohio State will hit the road again to open Big Ten play. The Buckeyes will play a three-game series against Rutgers starting at 2 p.m Friday. read more

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2019-09-28

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Intel Core i99980HK leads secondwave ninthgeneration CPU blitz

first_img 4.3 6/12 For ninth-generation, many of these are minor bumps over their predecessors, albeit not all in the same way. For instance, the mobile i7-9750H has a slightly faster boost clock of 4.5GHz to the i7-8750H’s 4.3GHz, plus an extra 3MB of cache, while the i5-9400H just gets a tiny bump of 0.1MHz in the boost clock.However, the supporting chipset for the ninth-gen mobile processors brings support for Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Intel Optane H10 (which can integrate the storage cache with the SSD), and 128GB RAM.Keep in mind that these are the higher-end processors designed for larger laptops, not the Y and U series processors which power slim or light laptops like ultraportables. Those usually show up near the end of August, in time for you to put sleek, tiny notebooks on your holiday shopping list.Nevertheless, these new processors will be everywhere by the end of May, if not earlier. Intel and Nvidia simultaneously announced their newest mobile parts, guaranteeing a deluge of gaming system updates. Asus, Razer and Lenovo were only a fraction of the gaming notebook makers who told us of their plans in advance.Despite the small advance ninth-generation conveys as well as its certain ubiquity, you’ll probably be able to pick up an older eighth-gen laptop on sale from any major manufacturer in the coming months. However they won’t have the latest generation of Nvidia graphics — no one’s going to put a new GPU with an old CPU, though that’s a marketing, not technology, issue — and that’s something you might miss.As with the mobile processors, what’s most interesting about the desktop CPUs is the arrival of the eight-core/16-thread i9-9900 variants in lower-power, locked versions — in other words, designed for compact desktops and all-in-ones (i9-9900T) or content-creation desktops which don’t require the thermal flexibility to support an overclocked i9-9900K (the i9-9900), and can therefore be smaller but not sacrifice that 5GHz maximum boost. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 5.0 i9-9980HK Asus updates every gaming laptop it can think of Base clock Tags i5-9400H Cache The convertible Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX and its clamshell alter ego, the ROG G703, are among the first to pack the Core i9-9980HK processor. Mark Licea/CNET Intel launched its ninth-generation (aka Coffee Lake refresh) desktop CPUs in October 2018 with its most powerful offerings, and true to form now hits us with its mobile analogs, the H series Core i9, i7 and i5 processors, as well as the stragglers — all 18 of them — of the desktop versions. The eighth-generation Coffee Lake rollout was more notable, bringing with it six- and eight-core processors after years of plodding along with two or four cores. The new top-of-the-line mobile processor, the Core i9-9980HK, is probably the most welcome. Maybe we’ll soon see the monster portables like the Alienware Area-51m, which use the power-guzzling-for-a-laptop i9-9900K desktop processor, switch over so that they don’t need two power connections. Although the Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX and its clamshell sibling the ROG G703 both use the i9-9980K and still need to double up on the power, so maybe not. Laptops Components Gaming Desktops 4/8 Asus unleashes a barrage of ROG gaming laptops for spring 2.4 1:51 4.6 12MB i7-9850H 12MB 4.8 4.5 4/8center_img New ninth-gen mobile processors 8MB 2.5 2.3 8/16 16MB 6/12 8MB 4.1 Boost clock Asus Intel Lenovo Nvidia Razer i9-9980H 2.6 16MB 8/16 i7-9750H 53 Photos Cores/threads 2.6 2.4 Post a comment 0 i5-9300Hlast_img read more

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2019-09-10

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BSE closes points 7116 down on Dec 10

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed points 71.16 down to stand at 21249.80. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 31.05 points down to stand at 6,322.85. Hindustan Zinc and Oberoi Realty were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.03% and 5.21% along with Indian Hotels Company Ltd. and MRF Ltd with an increase of 5.05% and 4.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include NTPC and Torrent Power Ltd. with a decrease of 11.26% and 4.83% along with Adani Power Ltd. and Jaypee Infratech Ltd. with a decrease of 4.43% and 4.40% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 11.03 points at 12,455.14, while the banking sector is down 244.17 points at 13,510.63 and the realty sector is down 20.76 points at 1,380.42. The Indian currency is down 0.04% at Rs 61.16 per dollar.last_img read more

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2019-09-05

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Dance Your Style Debuts in DC

first_imgBy Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRORed Bull is taking street dance to another level with their Dance Your Style competition debuting in the Nation’s capital on July 20. With no limitation to the type of dances that can be performed or the music that can be played, this competition is all about taking the stage by storm with full creative freedom. The Dance Your Style competition is a celebration of the diversity of dance and the authenticity that each dancer brings to the table. “Red Bull Dance your Style is all about giving freedom to dancers. There’s no planned choreography, no pre-chosen music or one dedicated style of dance,” said Red Bull in a statement. Red Bull is bringing the Dance Your Style competition to D.C. in order to compete for the title of Best in the East before the national competition in Las Vegas and world championship in Paris in October. (Courtesy Photo)Not only are the DJ and dancers allowed to freestyle, but the judges of this competition are the viewers. One of Red Bull’s ultimate goals with Dance Your Style is to recreate the social dynamics of street dancing and street dance competitions. Dancers from across the Mid-Atlantic will meet this weekend in D.C. to pop, lock and battle for the title of Best in the East. Each round is judged by the crowd approval who ultimately will decide their regional champion. The regional champion will get a chance to progress to Red Bull’s Dance Your Style National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dancers will be challenged by the DJs with a wide range of music, from international hits to classic hip hop beats. The competitors will have to bring their individual flare and best showmanship as they go toe-to-toe with each other for a shot at being the regional champion. Honolulu, Washington, D.C., Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Las Vegas are amongst the participating cities for the regional competition.  Red Bull’s 2019 Dance Your Style will be hosting over 50 events in 30 countries in which a winner will eventually emerge. The first Red Bull Dance Your Style World Champion will be crowned at the World Final on October 12 in Paris, France. The Dance Your Style competition will take place this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Howard Theater (620 T Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001). There will be special performances by the TSU Dance Crew, Queen P and Infinite Flow. The competition will be hosted by the 2016 Red Bull 3Style US DJ Champion and a 2-time World Finalist DJ Trayze, renowned dancer, choreographer and founder and director of Urban Artistry Junious Brickhouse and Director of Education at Urban Artistry, Ryan “Future” Web. This event is friendly to all ages, to purchase tickets you can visit this link.  Some of the competitors for the Washington DC, dance competition include: BBoy Hannibal, JustSole, Lil O, Neverless, Stout, Captain Puerto Rico, Floey, King Havoc, Scream, MonTahje, Nubian Nene, TJ Pye, E Solo, DQ, Queso and OPM. For more information about Red Bull’s Dance Your Style competition visit https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/red-bull-dance-your-style-usa.last_img read more

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2019-09-01

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