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Add Text Formatting in Sibelius

During a recent rehearsal we played an arrangement which was set in Sibelius and featured header styles and formatting similar to the original handwritten charts, made popular by the music of Thad Jones in the sixties/seventies. 523 more words


FAO workshops map and plan work to contain animal-transmitted Ebola and MERS diseases

Watering camels near Wajir, in northern Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Riccardo Gangale).

Infectious animal-borne disease threats such as Ebola and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are here to stay, and further painful outbreaks are likely to flare up or new disease threats will definitely emerge in the near future, said Juan Lubroth, FAO’s chief veterinarian, querying whether the world is prepared to detect them and prevent their spread. 790 more words



It is a country of contrasts. The poor are very poor, and the rich getting very much richer.

Dress varies from state to state, as does dialect and languages. 158 more words


FRSB, UPM lancar buku Thinking Hands of Hajeedar

Pada 16 Jun 2015,

Presiden Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), YAM Tunku Zain Al-Abidin Ibni Tunku Muhriz telah melancarkan buku Thinking Hands of Hajeedar… 81 more words


Bayerische Staatsoper.TV: watch opera and ballet live and online

In 2015/16, the Bayerische Staatsoper is presenting its fourth season of selected performances as live streams free of charge online with STAATSOPER.TV. Classical music fans from all over the world can thus follow several evenings of opera and of ballet at the full length, live from Munich. 441 more words


Robert Smalls

Once in a while, an individual rises up who surpasses every social boundary and every limitation to change history.  Robert Smalls was such a man:  Born on the 5th of April, 1839, Robert Smalls went from being a slave in South Carolina to a Civil War hero (he commandeered a Confederate ship, rescued slaves including his family along the way, and gave the Union valuable information along with the ship and its code books), and eventually went on to become a Congressman as well as a Senator, elected no less than five times; he has been given honours such as having met President Lincoln and thereby convincing Lincoln to accept African American soldiers into the US Army; he became the first black captain of a US vessel during the Civil War, and had a US army ship named after him as late as 2004 (the first army ship to be named after an African American).  89 more words