An Original Electronic Music and Digital Arts Event in Montréal

first_img Login/Register With: MONTRÉAL – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced $40,000 in funding for the 18th edition of the MUTEK festival, which will take place in Montréal from August 22 to 27, 2017.This amount is granted by the Government of Canada under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, and will help the festival offer original, avant-garde programming. It will allow the public to discover new electronic music and enjoy unique digital audiovisual performances by both well-known and emerging artists.Quotes “MUTEK is a great platform for creation and exchange between artists and professionals. This event stimulates innovation and delivers unique artistic experiences that contribute to Montréal’s reputation as a world-class centre of culture and technology.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“MUTEK 2017 will once again present the cream of the crop of today’s electronic musicians and digital artists, while helping Montréal and Canada strengthen their dialogue with innovative cultural centres on an international level.”– Alain Mongeau, Founder and General & Artistic Director, MUTEKQuick FactsMUTEK is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing and developing emerging forms of digital audio, music, and visual art. Its mandate is to give exposure to the most original and visionary artists in the field and to help them push their artistic design as far as possible, while initiating, educating, and developing new audiences.For its 18th edition, the MUTEK festival is adding one day of programming and devoting four days to the cultural capitals of London, Mexico City, Barcelona and Berlin, by exploring the contemporary multidisciplinary connections between Montréal and these cities.The performances will be held from August 22 to 27 at the Society for Arts and Technology, the Monument-National, the Métropolis, the Édifice Wilder Espace Danse, and the free outdoor stage at the Esplanade de la Place des Arts.Associated linksMUTEK http://www.mutek.org/en/montreal/2017Canada Arts Presentation Fund http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1452621893765/1452621979961 Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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2019-10-15

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Delegates representing families of missing murdered Indigenous women hope their testimony will

first_imgNunatukavut president Todd Russell (left) and Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt arrive at the roundtable meeting.Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Judy Maas, from Blueberry River in British Columbia, whose sister Cynthia Maas was killed in 2010, delivered a powerful message that brought rousing applause from some delegates in the room during the morning session of the national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women, according to people who were at the meeting.Outside the Marriott Hotel meeting room, which is guarded by Ottawa police and plain-clothed RCMP personnel with ear-pieces, Maas said she was just telling the truth.“I spoke the truth. I heard my own story and the stories that were told at the gathering and I wanted to deliver a message in a way, in a good way, in way that allows us to be heard,” said Maas, whose sister was killed in Prince George, B.C.Maas says it remains to be seen whether the roundtable, which includes federal and provincial representatives, including premiers, the leaders of Indigenous organizations and delegates representing the families, will achieve anything by the end of Friday.“Time will tell and the opportunity to be heard is a first step,” said Maas, who was one of four delegates selected to represent the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women. “However, we are awaiting what is going to take place after this.”Bev Jacobs, a former president of the Native Women’s Association, said she told the roundtable, now was the time to act.“I also acknowledged the families who aren’t being heard and that they need to hear them,” said Jacobs, who was also one of four delegates selected to represent the families. “I talked about policing and responsibilities and acting immediately on missing persons, rather than waiting 24 hours.”Some of those in attendance said they were disappointed the format of the meeting did not allow for a real exchange of views and prevented family representatives from challenging the federal representatives, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch, over their claims that the issue of violence against women stems from Indigenous communities themselves.The meeting is being chaired by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn, along with Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Yukon Premier Darrel Pasloski are the only provincial leaders in attendance. The other provinces are represented by minister and senior officials.The roundtable meeting runs until later Friday afternoon.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

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2019-10-14

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Heres Another Story About How Great LeBron James Is

LeBron James201214.313.021.914.8✔✔ PLAYERSEASONPTS.REBS.ASST.ALLWONMVP Wilt Chamberlain197010.423.67.413.5 LeBron James201313.013.317.713.7✔✔ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar197113.518.66.614.1✔✔ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar197417.314.111.315.5 Michael Jordan199319.29.812.816.0✔✔ Kobe Bryant201016.110.011.313.8✔✔ Shaquille O’Neal200217.914.88.415.8✔✔ Michael Jordan199217.96.113.614.4✔✔ Shaquille O’Neal200117.018.011.616.6✔✔ Dwyane Wade200618.89.111.815.3✔✔ LeBron James201519.0%13.6%23.0%18.0%–– Hakeem Olajuwon199514.812.910.213.7✔✔ Jerry West196917.84.118.213.5✔ Tim Duncan200314.219.215.315.9✔✔ Tim Duncan199916.617.87.015.8✔✔ Does it get any better than this? The best player in the world, under pressure that would break lesser men, appears to be using it somehow to make himself even better. LeBron James’s NBA Finals performance so far is the kind of thing we like to dream great athletes can do.Unfortunately, he’s probably going to lose.Monday on FiveThirtyEight, my colleague Neil Paine discussed how both James’s basic and advanced stats point to his being one of the all-time great finals series. On the mothersite, Kevin Pelton argues that James should win the MVP based on WARP (wins above replacement player), and it seems that the idea that James should win the MVP even if the Cavs lose is getting popular.So I’d like to look at James’s production from a slightly different angle. Rather than just look at how James’s production stands on its own right, let’s see how much impact James has had on the series relative to everyone else — combined.Through the first five games, James has gathered an incredible 18 percent of all the points scored, assists dished and rebounds collected by anyone in this series. If that stands, it will be 1.1 percentage points higher than the next highest over the past 46 years (since they started having a finals MVP in 1969). Here are the top 20, plus James: Michael Jordan199116.28.824.315.6✔✔ Shaquille O’Neal200018.020.25.416.9✔✔ Michael Jordan199718.58.615.115.3✔✔ Michael Jordan199819.95.35.914.1✔✔ Kobe Bryant200916.97.121.314.9✔✔ The player closest to James who didn’t win the MVP was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had a 15.5 percent share in the 1974 finals. Abdul-Jabbar and the Milwaukee Bucks lost the finals that year to the Boston Celtics, and the MVP went to John Havlicek. The only person to win the finals MVP in a losing effort was Jerry West in 1969, and he happens to be right around the fringe where players any more dominant almost always get the MVP trophy.Meanwhile, regular-season MVP Stephen Curry — the most likely candidate to deny James (again) — presently has the second-highest share in the finals with 11.5 percent of all points, rebounds and assists. If it holds, this 6.5 percentage point gap between first and second would be the second-largest ever (since 1969):The only player with a greater than 4 percentage point gap who didn’t win the MVP was James last year, when the winner was Spurs breakout star and current Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard.In other words, not only has James been the most dominant player in these finals, he has also been one of the most dominant “most dominant” players in finals history.Of course dominating production isn’t necessarily the same as “value,” and I’ve dabbled in esoteric theories of value myself (like, say, how Dennis Rodman might have been more valuable than Michael Jordan).Still, this gap between James and most other finals MVPs — barring any substantial changes — is so wide that unless you rule out the defeated on principle, it will be hard to argue that he doesn’t belong in their company. read more

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2019-09-30

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RAB cordons off militant den in Savar gunshots heard

first_imgMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordoned off a house in Chourabali area in Ashulia of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, since early hours of Sunday suspecting it to be a militant den.RAB media and legal wing director Mufti Mahmood Khan told reporters on Sunday morning that the elite force men have fenced off the house since 1:00am on Sunday.The suspected militants started firing and threw explosives after the RAB men had asked them to surrender, he added.The RAB media and legal wing director further said, “The area has been evacuated. We will begin a drive shortly.”last_img read more

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2019-09-03

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Humble ISD Board Of Trustees Approves Hiring Elizabeth Fagen As New Superintendent

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Douglas County School DistrictElizabeth Fagen is the lone finalist for Humble ISD’s superintendent opening.The Humble Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Elizabeth Fagen as Humble’s next superintendent.The measure has sparked some controversy during the past few weeks, with protests and petitions from parents opposing her.Fagen has 20 years of experience in education and will replace retiring Superintendent Guy Sconzo.Fagen will have a base salary of $298,000 and is scheduled to start in her new position on July 5th.Before her move to Humble, she led the Douglas County School District, a suburban district south of Denver, Colorado.Humble board members declined to be interviewed after the vote.Board president Robert Sitton said in a news release that their vision is to continue the culture of the district and added that they are excited about partnering with Fagen.Kate Brown, who has three children attending Humble ISD schools, thinks one of Fagen’s biggest challenges will be restoring unity.“My concerns are how she will bring the community back together. I feel like, when the announcement was made, there was a big divide between people who just automatically trust the board and people who had questions,” said Brown before the meeting where the board approved hiring Fagen.Although the board has assured the community that Humble will not create a voucher system, one of the biggest concerns of some parents is that Fagen designed one when she worked in Colorado.That voucher program, which allowed the use of taxpayer dollars to send students to private schools, was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court as unconstitutional.The Texas legislature could consider a school voucher program next year.A so-called tax-credit proposal is a measure Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick supports. X 00:00 /01:32 Sharelast_img read more

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2019-09-02

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Confident bosses instill creativity in team workers

first_imgConfidence is the key to making successful and creative leaders which may directly translate into good performance by their subordinates, says a study that examined productive teams at modern workplaces.“When leaders feel confident that they can produce creative outcomes, their subordinates become more creative. It’s that simple,” said study author Dina Krasikova from University of Texas at San Antonio.  Usually, creative leaders have the proper experience to fuel their ideas.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As a result, they’re more confident. Also, leaders become more confident in their creativity when it is recognised by the senior management.  But what surprised Krasikova is that a leader’s creativity and confidence is contagious.“A factor in this is the power of positive thinking,” said Krasikova, an expert in leadership, in a paper published in the journal Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. “Leaders can imbue their subordinates with confidence and creativity just by setting an example themselves,” she added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe study also found that ineffective or abusive leaders create stressful situations for their employees by humiliating them in front of others, playing favourites or not giving their subordinates proper credit for their work.“When you feel stressed, you feel helpless and your productivity and creativity is diminished,” the researcher said. “Many times this originates with the leader. For example, you might come to work unsure of what you’re supposed to be doing because you get conflicting expectations from your direct supervisor or your boss. The solution is clear roles and communication,” she added.Interpersonal relationships between leaders and subordinates, too, play an important role in the team’s performance. “When a confident, creative leader also has good relationship with subordinates, it has even a stronger impact on subordinates’ creativity,” Krasikova said.last_img read more

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2019-08-31

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