After the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in northwestern Ohio was ignored in a report from a state commission outlining ways to boost federal and military jobs in Ohio, officials in Lima are looking at ways to get the attention of state leaders.The strategic plan released in April by the Ohio Federal and Military Jobs Commission primarily focused on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other installations in the state, reported limaohio.com. “The JSMC didn’t figure prominently into that,” Lima Mayor David Berger said at a meeting Monday of Task Force LIMA, the local support organization for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, a government-owned, contractor-operated tank and military vehicle production facility.It’s not clear how the group should connect with state leaders, he said. “How we got ignored in this initial report is not very explainable at this point. We just have to continue to pursue this relationship,” Berger said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Hear Ariana Grande’s New Single “No Tears Left To Cry” Email Facebook The ‘Dangerous Woman’ returns with the uplifting lead single from her forthcoming albumNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 20, 2018 – 8:41 am Ariana Grande has released a brand-new song and video, “No Tears Left To Cry,” from her forthcoming album, and it’s here to lift your spirits.The singer has reportedly been working with everyone from Pharrell Williams to Max Martin on the follow up to her 2016 GRAMMY-nominated album Dangerous Woman. Just yesterday, Grande teased her new single with a cryptic video and album artwork featuring upside-down lettering, and now “No Tears Left To Cry” arrives as the first sneak peek of the project that Williams called “amazing” in a recent interview. Twitter News Ariana Grande Stays Positive With New Single hear-ariana-grandes-new-single-no-tears-left-cry https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/987179102137335808 Undoubtedly, Grande was influenced by the tragic events of her May 2017 concert in Manchester where a terrorist detonated a bomb outside the arena, but “No Tears Left To Cry” leaves fans with a positive message of moving on. The GRAMMY nominee helped organize the “One Love Manchester” benefit concert two weeks after the tragedy and raised over $13 million for victims of the bombing on her way to being named Manchester’s first “honorary citizen.”While no official release date or title have been revealed for what will be Grande’s fourth studio album, her new single shows the pop star moving in a very positive direction.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
Alexa Amazon Privacy Smart Home Security 3 Now playing: Watch this: 2:27 Tags You deleted your Alexa voice recordings, but the text… Share your voice Amazon has previously highlighted other privacy features for its smart displays, including a button that cuts off both the microphone and camera, as well as a visual indicator that shows when audio or video is streaming to Amazon’s servers.The new privacy shutter may make customers more comfortable with the built-in camera, especially because the compact Echo Show 5 is also marketed as a nightstand clock replacement. In addition, Amazon includes a “drop in” feature that lets people connect automatically with Alexa-enabled smart displays if they’ve been approved by the device’s owner.”The compact form factor is perfect for a bedside table or desk,” Tom Taylor, senior vice president of Amazon Alexa, said in a statement about the Echo Show 5. “Plus it has a camera shutter for added peace of mind, and new Alexa privacy features for even more control.” The Echo Show 5 offers a physical shutter for the camera. Amazon Privacy has become a much bigger concern for consumers, and Amazon appears to be paying attention.It’s now easier for people to delete their Alexa voice recordings, the tech giant said Wednesday. While they previously had to use the Alexa app or log in to Amazon to review and erase these records, they can now say, “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” to wipe out the day’s history of audio requests. The company said it will soon give customers the ability to delete their most recent requests by saying, “Alexa, delete what I just said.”Read more: Is Sony’s robot dog Aibo a privacy nightmare?Alexa users can turn on the new deletion feature in their Alexa privacy settings online and in the Alexa app. Amazon To delete an entire Alexa history all at once, consumers will still need to log in to Amazon or the Alexa app and go to their Alexa privacy settings.Amazon also introduced on Wednesday the new Echo Show 5, its first smart display with a physical shutter for the camera. This feature brings Amazon in line with many of its competitors that already offer smart displays with a camera shutter.Amazon’s moves come amid increased consumer attention toward privacy and how much data its smart home devices are taking in.Amid this heightened concern, the e-commerce giant has faced more questions about what it does with users’ Alexa information. CNET earlier this month reported that Amazon keeps text logs of Alexa requests on its cloud servers even if the audio clips have been deleted. The company has said it erases these text transcripts from its “main system” and is working on removing them from all other parts of its servers. Still, the story prompted questions from Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware who has asked the company about how it stores and manages this data.Related story: Amazon Echo Show 5 takes on Google Nest Hub with a smaller screenAlso, Bloomberg reported last month that human reviewers listen and annotate some Alexa recordings from users, which alarmed people who didn’t realize that Amazon workers could hear Alexa audio clips.This increased concern for privacy has been sparked in part by Facebook’s repeated privacy blunders in recent years. Now, the biggest companies in tech are looking to emphasize their privacy capabilities to show customers they care about the issue. Apple in particular has made privacy a major focus of its latest ad campaign. And during its I/O developers conference earlier this month, Google repeatedly emphasized the privacy and security features of its latest products and services.Regarding the camera shutter, Amazon follows the design moves of a handful of rivals. The Facebook Portal, JBL Link View and Lenovo Smart Display all include camera shutters. The Google Nest Hub, previously called the Google Home Hub, has no camera. Comments
Kings XI Punjab has been shunted out of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings are currently number 1 on the points table and hence, when they take on each other in Mohali, the match is as dead as a dead rubber can possibly be. However, for CSK, a win here would consolidate their position at the top of the points table, and for KXIP, a win here could give them something to cheer about after a rather dismal second half of the tournament.Predicted XI of both sides: Chris Gayle and KL RahulIANSKings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran(w), Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Andrew TyeChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dhruv Shorey, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran TahirFantasy tips and celebrations: File photo of India off-spinner Harbhajan SinghMAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty ImagesWicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran has been a welcome addition to the KXIP outfit and his counter-attacking approach in the middle overs has been brilliant. He could also be promoted to number 3 if an early wicket falls.Batsmen: KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have been brilliant for KXIP at the top of the order, but have not been as consistent as they would have liked as a pair. They would now want to finish with a final flourish and leave an impression at home.For CSK, Shane Watson, who will enjoy the conditions in Mohali, holds the key and he, along with Faf du Plessis will be the two picks to bat deep into the innings.All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja has been frugal with the ball, and CSK could bump him up the order to extract the best possible use out of him as a batsman. Also, for KXIP, Sam Curran keeps performing in crunch situations and hence, will be a good pick as the second all-rounder in the side.Spinners: On a true Mohali pitch, it will be a toss-up between Harbhajan Singh and R Ashwin and the CSK skipper gets the nod as he has enjoyed himself against Chris Gayle.Also, there is Imran Tahir who also always finds ways and means to pick up wickets in the middle overs and control proceedings. Hence, both these CSK spinners should be on the fantasy side.Seamers: Deepak Chahar will find assistance with the new ball and should be one of the seamers in the side. Andrew Tye, who has not found his groove this season, should be the other pick as against this CSK batting order, his variations in the middle and death overs should be the key.
Vladimir TiagunovPR HandoutAll maestros have one thing in common. They love their art above everything and practice it till they are near-perfect at it. Achieving a maestro status is no easy feat. You need to dedicate yourself to the art, train hard and have enough perseverance to ensure you are the best at it. The same was the case with Vladimir Tiagunov—acclaimed pianist, chamber musician, and piano professor.Tiagunov was lucky to be trained since the tender age of 6. His father, an engineer by profession, had a good ear for the piano and taught his son the basics. His parents also encouraged him to build his mastery of the piano and practice on his own. And as fate would have it, Tiagunov fell in love with the piano and was very interested in excelling at it.He enrolled in the Nizhny Tagil College of Music in Russia where he would begin his lifelong journey with the instrument. Just three years later, at the age of 9, he would perform a solo piece for the first time.Tiagunov’s passion for playing the piano grew as he learnt to convey a range of emotions through music. He went on to further his musical education at the Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts, Russia, under the tutelage of the world-famous musician, Professor Yevgeny Levitan. He completed the course with flying colors.However, as luck would have it, his path to success was paved with many obstacles. His professional studies suffered due to problems surfacing in his personal life. This hampered his concentration and affected his studies, but he rose above these problems and excelled at his education thanks to his undying passion for playing the piano.All of that hard work paid off in 2010 when Tiagunov won his first award at the international level – the ’21st Century Art’ International Music Competition in Ukraine, just as he turned 21. After this feat was achieved, there was no looking back. He went on to acquire a Master’s degree and then moved to New York, to hone his skills.He won many accolades and performed at several important performance venues along the way. He joined the Artist Diploma program at the Long Island Conservatory of Music in Albertson, New York, under the expert guidance of Professor Tamara Poddubnaya.Vladimir Tiagunov has travelled all over Europe, Russia and the United States as a solo performer and chamber musician. He performed complicated pieces like Mozart’s Fantasy No. 3, Bach’s Partita No. 2, Wanderer Fantasy by Schubert, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 and Chopin’s 12 Etudes Op.10. He especially had the pleasure of performing the most difficult of Chopin’s Etudes one after the other.He quotes, “I’ve played the etudes a few times at recitals, including my graduation concert at Chelyabinsk State Institute of Culture in Russia.” This revolutionary style of playing the piano has changed Tiagunov’s life. Although many acclaimed pianists have attempted the etudes by Chopin in their repertoire, only a few can perform all 12 Etudes Opus 10 in a cycle at a concert, simply because it is immensely challenging to do so.Tiagunov started his teaching career when he set out to be a solo pianist. He currently spends his time between performing and teaching. He teaches at the Long Island Conservatory, ensuring the magical language of music continues to enrich others’ lives.
Houston Public Media/ArchiveHarris County Criminal Justice CenterThe Hurricane Harvey-damaged Harris County Criminal Justice Center in downtown Houston could remain closed for two more years during flood-related repairs.The Houston Chronicle reports county officials on Thursday received an update from an architectural firm assessing the 20-story structure.Harvey made landfall in South Texas on Aug. 25, causing storms that dumped several feet of rain and swamped parts of Houston. The lower part of the courts building flooded, with equipment damage affecting the entire skyscraper.Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack says the courts building will likely remain closed until late 2019 or early 2020. A cost estimate for repairs could be available by March.Court operations and hundreds of staffers, including more than 30 judges, have relocated to other buildings with some makeshift courtrooms in a jail basement. Share