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
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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
[ARTICLE] @NatGeoPhotos : Eye-popping pictures of peepers from all across the animal kingdom: https://t.co/vcA4iEj4KE
@NatGeoPhotos : Eye-popping pictures of peepers from all across the animal kingdom: https://t.co/vcA4iEj4KE
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
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