2. Archiving and Preservation ProjectsThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories. To determine under which category of preservation grant you should apply, please click here.A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum AwardB. Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum AwardReview the 2018 preservation grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach should include the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following:– Historical significance– Uniqueness and/or at-risk status– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan4. Brief biographies of key personnelFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – CLICK HEREDOWNLOAD THE eBOSS CANADA APPFor up-to-date News, Job Notices, Casting Notices, Events, and much more Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. Over $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients. The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program funds the following areas: Advertisement 1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum AwardThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question.Review the 2018 research grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach includes the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following items:– Research question– Methodology outline (number of subjects, control groups, etc.)– Impact/application of research– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan of the research findings (see guidelines)4. Brief biographies of key personnelTo view a sample Scientific Research LOI please click here. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
Royal Air Maroc Bans Moroccan Woman from Flying to Saudi ArabiaRoyal Air Maroc Bans Moroccan Woman from Flying to Saudi Arabia
Rabat – Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has banned a Moroccan woman from boarding a plane from Casablanca to Saudi Arabia this Monday, Moroccan media reported.The Moroccan airline employees stopped the woman from boarding the flight, although she showed them her flight ticket, a valid visa and her employment contract in Saudi Arabia, daily Akhbar Alyaoum reported.The newspaper quoted a source from RAM as saying that the Moroccan company received instructions from Saudi Arabian authorities not to allow Moroccan women, under the age of 45, to enter Saudi Arabia for Umrah, unless they are accompanied with their mahram (a male relative). However, the source did not specify whether this measure applies also to Moroccan women who have employment contracts in the Gulf country and want to enter the country for work.This incident comes a few weeks after Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the government would ban Moroccan women from going to work as domestic maid in Saudi Arabia.Last month, a Moroccan whose employer had allegedly abused her and prevented her from leaving the house, shared a video on YouTube where she recounts her ordeal.Alerted by the number of Moroccan woman abused by their employers, the Ministry said that it would no longer validate maids’ employment contracts, in order to “spare Moroccans” from facing “compromising situations”.
Three killed in train accidents between Wellawatte and RatmalanaThree killed in train accidents between Wellawatte and Ratmalana
Three people were killed in two train accidents between the Wellawatte and Ratmalana railway stations this morning.The railway control room said that two people were killed after being hit by a train near the Wellawatta railway station. Those killed were said to be residents of the Hatton and Maskeliya areas.Another person was killed after being hit by a train near the Ratmalana railway station. (Colombo Gazette)
Darned right Ohio States got something to play forDarned right Ohio States got something to play for
Ohio State football coach Everett Withers made light of the Buckeyes’ impending Big Ten Conference opener during a Monday press conference. “Big Ten week, huh?” OSU’s co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach said with a smile. Withers’ lightheartedness aside, there’s no mistaking that the No. 14 Buckeyes (4-0) know exactly what time of year it is. There’s also no mistaking whether the Buckeyes have anything to play for either – they do. The first team to oppose OSU in pursuit of the divisional title is Michigan State. In a meeting of the conference’s top-ranked teams, OSU will journey to East Lansing, Mich., to face No. 20 MSU (3-1) at Spartan Stadium. Preparation for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s first-ever Big Ten tilt began Sunday with a “state of the union meeting” to address chasing the divisional crown. The goal of winning the Leaders Division half of the conference was first established for the Buckeyes during that meeting, Meyer said. “The first time we talked about (winning the Leaders Division) was (Sunday) in our team state of the union meeting we had and this is you have an opportunity to go win your side of the Big Ten,” Meyer said. Meyer chose to address winning the division because it was not discussed as a goal for any of the Buckeyes’ first four games against Miami (Ohio), Central Florida, California or Alabama Birmingham, he said. OSU redshirt senior defensive back Orhian Johnson said the team is focused on MSU. Meyer will handle the rest if the Buckeyes take care of business on the field, Johnson said. “You know, (winning the Leaders Division is) a possibility for us, but regardless of the situation, we’ve got a game,” Johnson said. “As long as we go out there and do what we do against Michigan State.” Meyer previously claimed to be unaware of OSU eligibility for the Leaders Division title, but some of his players, like redshirt receiver Jake Stoneburner, were aware. Stoneburner said the state of the union meeting was Meyer’s first mention of winning the division. The opportunity to win a piece of hardware during the 2012 season has given players added motivation, Stoneburner said. “I think he was finally saying that we have something to play for other than just going undefeated,” Stoneburner said. “We can win our division and I think it gives guys a little bit of hope, not that we didn’t have any in the first place, but it gives guys a little extra incentive.” Saturday’s meeting will be the teams’ first in East Lansing since 2008. Only two Buckeye players who are reshirt seniors – defensive end Nathan Williams and linebacker Etienne Sabino – played in that game, a 45-7 OSU victory. A visit to a ranked in-conference opponent is nothing to fear, Johnson said. It’s exactly the reason (players) come to OSU. “It’s definitely fun to get back in the Big Ten ball. I mean, that’s what you come here for,” Johnson said. “So we just want to come out there and lock in, and playing on the road is definitely fun. Just playing in a different atmosphere.” Senior fullback Zach Boren agreed, saying the competition is heightened at this time of year because every team understands what is at stake. “The Big Ten is always a new part of the season. It’s always a new chapter because, you know, this is a tough, physical conference,” Boren said. “The games start to matter that much more because you’re playing for conference championships.” That’s exactly the position OSU is in. The games matter more because OSU does indeed have something to play for, Meyer said. “Are we playing for something? You’re darned right we are,” Meyer said. “It’s really important here. Look around. Really important.” OSU and MSU are scheduled to kickoff their Saturday game at 3:30 p.m. Grant Gannon and Andrew Holleran contributed to this article.
THE POLITICIAN IN charge of reporting back to the government about expert testimony ahead of new abortion legislation has conceded that the publishing timetable is “tight” ahead of the summer recess.“But I think it can be done,” Jerry Buttimer told TheJournal.ie earlier today. “We certainly need to reflect on the hearings but the committee will report its findings next Thursday, 30 May.”Speaking in Dublin today, Minister for Health James Reilly told reporters that he would do “everything that is humanly possible” to ensure the laws are brought before the end of July.“There is a big job of work to be done and nobody is underestimating that,” he said, adding that it is important everybody is given an opportunity to make a contribution to the process.The possibility of the Dáil sitting extra hours – or even days – has been mooted to ensure the bill is pushed through before the deadline passes.Buttimer said he is pleased that the committee hearings helped gather the different viewpoints on what is a “sensitive social matter”. He noted that with such a complex issue, tensions are bound to run high but that the proceedings were held in an “calm and dignified manner”.He has come in for some criticism from Independent Oireachtas members Senator Rónán Mullen and TD Mattie McGrath today for remarks made on morning radio shows.In a statement, Mullen described the hearings as a “deliberate exercise in non-consultation” during which the government showed no willingness to revisit the “controversial essence of its bill”.Buttimer had no comment to make on the individual statements.6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearingsColumn: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjustColumn: No woman has an abortion on a whim
Tomorrow’s South Australian state election is expected to go down to the wire.It is estimated that the ballot will come down to a handful of votes, in a handful of seats.Experts are forecasting that Labor will retain government by the narrowest of margins, with only one seat going to an independent.Which is why preferences are going to be so important.Enter the Fair Tax party, headed by Greek-Australian mortgage broker George Kargiotis.Mr Kargiotis is standing for an upper house seat, while ten of his Greek-Australian colleagues vie for lower house preferences.The Fair Tax Party was founded earlier this year in protest against what Mr Kargiotis terms “unfair taxes”.“We have real stories to tell,” he says.“A pensioner forced to sell the family’s much-loved holiday shack because he was hit with a huge land tax bill he couldn’t pay.“A young entrepreneur who can’t grow his business in his home State because payroll tax is killing him.“Middle-aged couples who suddenly find the plans they made to take care of themselves in retirement are going to cost them more in tax than they’ll make in income.”Despite only having 300 members, he is confident that his party can snaffle some votes and swing the preferences their way.”Our preferences in the lower house will be going to the Liberal Party. They are in the nine marginal seats, and that is being deliberately done so we can swing those votes over,” he says.“We know we’re a long shot but we’re optimistic, and we’ve done everything we can to try and get the best result we can on Saturday.”But not everyone is convinced that his stance has the best interests of the majority in mind, accusing the Fair Tax Party of standing for the interests of wealthy investors.“I can see that, but the way it works is that if you have a land tax bill, you’re going to try and recoup it from somewhere.“Now it’s more than likely that if you own a residential property and you’ve got a land tax bill of $10,000, how are you going to recoup that?“You’re going to recoup that by putting the rent up. Now the tenant’s going to be paying an extra twenty or thirty dollars a week. Who’s really paying for the land tax bill?”Also running for an upper house seat is Director of the Plastic Surgery Department of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dr Jim Katsaros, for the Save RAH Party.Dr Karatsos is standing to prevent the Rann government from spending $1 billion on a new hospital and instead wants to upgrade the current Royal Adelaide Hospital to a world-class standard.In an open letter to South Australians, Dr Karatsos questions the Rann government’s commitment to improving health care standards.“The state government says it has a plan for all Adelaide hospitals. There is no evidence that it has any credible plans because it does not know how much money it is able to spend on our health system,” he says.“In truth, we are all left to speculate about what it is trying to do about our future health.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Sycuan donates $20K to help West Fire victims KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 12, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Wednesday, July 11, Chairman Cody Martinez of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation donated $20,000 to the Community Recovery Team, Inc.The donation was made to help the victims of the recent West Fire in Alpine. Several homes and structures were damaged and destroyed during the 505-acre fire.“As devastating as a disaster is, it really shines a bright light on amazing people that want to work to make their community better,” said Robin Clegg, Community Recovery Team, Inc. “When the CRT receives donated dollars, our focus is to assist those persons impacted by disaster that are uninsured, severely underinsured and often times elderly or part of a vulnerable population. It is critical to have community members assist in their town’s recovery and we really appreciate the generous giving.”“Over 30 homes and lives were turned upside by the recent fire in Alpine,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The Community Recovery Team, Inc. has a great program and coordinates with several entities to make the recovery process move quickly. As members of the community, we want to offer our support and we hope this contribution will assist those in need.”About Community Recovery Team, Inc.The Community Recovery Team, Inc. (CRT), a California non-profit, charitable corporation under IRS section 501(c)3, and is a member in good standing of the San Diego chapter of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD).The Regional Community Recovery Team (RCRT) is a network of non-profit, community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs) and governmental agencies active in disaster recovery, operating in San Diego County, the fifth largest county in the United States.Collectively, we form the infrastructure of disaster recovery services for the San Diego region. We are dedicated individuals with a common goal. We are determined to assist those that suffer financial and/or personal loss during and after a natural disaster. A Board of advisers comprised of CRT leadership guides the RCRT. For more information visit www.crtsd.org/rcrt.About Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for more than 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, the Sycuan Casino and Resort. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through the support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations.The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel; is an investor in Hotel Solamar near Petco Park; and is owner/developer of the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 4,000 San Diegans. For more information on Sycuan visit www.sycuantribe.com. FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires July 12, 2018
Cameras capture man stealing wallet nearly running over victim in HollywoodCameras capture man stealing wallet nearly running over victim in Hollywood
A 7News crew showed the surveillance video of the confrontation to Marathon customers, Friday evening.“Oh, my gosh!” said customer Shantorna Kendrick.“Wow, ooh, wow. That’s crazy,” said a man.“Oh, wow, for a few dollars,. It’s scary; I mean, you have to be careful,” said Omar Cheema, who owns the Farm Stores drive-thru located next to the gas station.“I’ve been here for, like, 10 years, nine years, and I haven’t seen anything like this,” said Cheema.The clerk who was working at the Marathon station Tuesday night said she did not see anything but heard screaming just after the theft.“I closed the door, maybe at 9 p.m.,” said the employee. “The suspect said something to him. I don’t know exactly what he said to him, but said something friendly, most likely,” said Grossman.The crook ran back to the vehicle he arrived in, where his accomplice was waiting at the wheel.As the thief opened the driver’s side door, the accomplice jumped into the passenger seat.After the crook shut the door and began to back up the vehicle, the victim could be seen approaching the vehicle and opening the driver’s side door.“He tries to confront the driver and the suspect,” said Grossman.The robber then hit the gas in reverse and the victim was hit by the car door and nearly run over as the duo fled the scene.The car was last seen heading eastbound on Johnson Street. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have released surveillance footage of a robbery at a Hollywood gas station in hopes the public can assist them with information.Two men could be seen parking a silver four-door Toyota away from the pumps at the Marathon gas station on the 3000 block of Johnson Street, just west of the Interstate 95 overpass, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Tuesday.“One of them, you can see, gets out of the passenger side of the car and kind of walks around a little,” said Hollywood Police spokesperson Miranda Grossman.An interior surveillance camera captured that subject as he stood outside of the convenience store.Cameras captured the moment a victim was changing the oil in his red SUV when the other subject could be seen reaching into the victim’s back pocket and running away with his wallet.Officials said the suspect had befriended the victim during the moments leading up to the theft. Police said the victim was not seriously injured. As of 11 p.m. on Friday, they have not identified him.Investigators describe the man who took the victim’s wallet as having long black hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a red and white shirt.His accomplice, who also had a beard, had his hair in a bun, a tattoo on the right side of his neck and was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and jeans.“It’s bold and it’s disheartening that you’re out there just changing your oil, trying to get on with your night and these two suspects would do something like this,” said Grossman. “Just always remain vigilant to people around you and your personal belongings.”“Your wallet, you’ve got to put a chain on these, attach it to you or something, wear a pouch in front of you,” said Kendrick.When asked whether the incident makes him angry, the male customer replied, “Kind of, ’cause that’s just what the world is coming to nowadays, so that’s why I say you’ve just got to be prayed up and you’ve got to be safe. Know your surroundings, that’s all.”If you have any information on this theft or you recognize the men involved, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
Well develop new nuclear missiles if you do Putin warns TrumpWell develop new nuclear missiles if you do Putin warns Trump
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Moscow would be forced to start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States started doing so after the demise of a landmark arms control treaty. The United States formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty and had already deployed at least one banned type of missile, an accusation the Kremlin denies. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us The pact banned land-based missiles with a range of between 310 and 3,400 miles (500-5,500 km), reducing the ability of both countries to launch a nuclear strike on short notice. Putin on Monday held a meeting with his Security Council after which he ordered the defence and foreign ministries and Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service to closely monitor any steps the United States took to develop, produce or deploy missiles banned under the defunct treaty. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “If Russia obtains reliable information that the United States has finished developing these systems and started to produce them, Russia will have no option other than to engage in a full-scale effort to develop similar missiles,” Putin said in a statement. In the meantime, he said Russia’s arsenal of air and sea-launched missiles combined with its work on developing hypersonic missiles meant it was well placed to offset any threat emanating from the United States. Advertise With Us It was now essential, he added, for Moscow and Washington to resume arms control talks to prevent what he described as an “unfettered” arms race breaking out. “In order to avoid chaos with no rules, restrictions or laws, we need to once more weigh up all the dangerous consequences and launch a serious and meaningful dialogue free from any ambiguity,” Putin said.
Suryapet comes alive with plantation of 1 lakh saplings in aSuryapet comes alive with plantation of 1 lakh saplings in a
Suryapet: Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy stated that trees symbolise the progress of the State and urged everyone to take part in the ongoing Haritha Haram programme. The Minister on Wednesday launched one lakh saplings plantation drive under mass Haritha Haram programme in B Chandupatla, Timmavaram, Modinpuram villages of Chivemla mandal in the district . As part of planting 5.50 lakh saplings in Suryapet Assembly constituency, on Wednesday he examined the plantation of 1,600 saplings from B Chandupatla to Timmapuram covering a stretch of 4 km by walk. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said trees were assets that would be presented to future generations. Stating that the thought of planting saplings as the duty of Forest department had pushed the present society into deep troubles, Jagadish informed that by planting and protecting saplings, healthy environment sans pollution would be provided to future generations. It is duty of everyone to plant and protect trees for a better society, he underlined. Zilla Parishad chairman Gujja Deepika, Collector Amoy Kumar, MPP Daravath Kumari, ZPTC Bukya Sanjeeva Naik, villagers and students took part in large numbers.
US Dhaka mission shares Bangabandhu video on Facebook pageUS Dhaka mission shares Bangabandhu video on Facebook page
US Embassy in Dhaka has shared a video on father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on its verified Facebook page marking the National Mourning Day, reports UNB.”US Embassy Dhaka is proud to say that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a State Department alumnus – he’s one of the very first International Visitor Program (IVP) participants from #Bangladesh,” reads a post with 35 seconds video on Bangabandhu.Today marks the 43rd anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Kinect sensors used for superaccurate twohanded gesture controlKinect sensors used for superaccurate twohanded gesture control
Even before Microsoft embraced homebrew development for its Kinect motion controller, the device was being put to good use outside of controlling Xbox 360 games. But in most cases only a single Kinect sensor has been used in projects. 3Gear Systems decided to use two, and in doing so has created one of the most accurate gesture-based control systems I have ever seen.3Gear Systems is just three people working out of San Francisco with a desire to use our hands as an interaction system. That means putting your fingers, thumbs, and wrists to good use. But in order to do that you need very accurate tracking and hand posing recognition.Using Kinect as a starting point made sense due to how cheap the sensors are, but the standard Kinect SDK only really caters to large movements performed with your body. It isn’t well suited to tracking the position of individual fingers or the rotation of a hand. So 3Gear created its own SDK using computer graphic algorithms and combined it with a database of 3D images that define common hand positions. The end result is an incredibly fast two-hand pose detection system that counts lag in the low milliseconds.3Gear believes its gesture control system has many potential uses including for gaming, 3D medical imaging, 3D computer aided design, and as a way of creating in 3D ready for 3D printing. And they aren’t afraid to share, either. The SDK has been released into public beta for free to allow it to be incorporated into applications.In order for the system to work you need two Kinect sensors, an aluminum frame, and 2 wall mounts. To run the free SDK will require quite a powerful rig with the recommended spec being a Core i7 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7. OS X and Linux ports are under consideration, but only if 3Gear see enough interest for them to spend time doing the work.Getting setup to play with the system is going to be relatively cheap to do, and therefore it’s likely game development teams and CAD software companies may experiment with it. I also think there’s potential for the 3Gear system to enhance a head-mounted system such as Project Glass or Oculus Rift, but that would require reducing the size of the Kinect motion sensors considerably to allow them to also be head mounted.Read more at 3Gear Systems Blog, via GamesBeat
Xenoblade requires the faster CPU Nintendo put in the new 3DSXenoblade requires the faster CPU Nintendo put in the new 3DS
The news earlier today that Nintendo has given the 3DS a major hardware upgrade and called it the new 3DS and new 3DS XL came as a welcome surprise. A second stick, bigger display on the new 3DS, NFC, micro SDHC, faster wireless, longer battery life, and even a faster CPU all sound like fantastic additions. There’s just one problem: the upgraded CPU will be required to play some new games.That fact has come to light with the announcement that Wii hit Xenoblade is being ported to the new 3DS. I say new 3DS because this game will require the additional processing power of the new CPU Nintendo has chosen to use. This also means it can rely on the second stick and extra shoulder buttons for input. Therefore, if you own an existing 3DS or 2DS, it simply won’t play as far as we know. In other words, if you want to play Xenoblade on 3DS, you’re going to have to purchase the new hardware, too.Another way of looking at this is Nintendo has decided Xenoblade is inaccessible to the 44 million+ gamers who already own a 3DS. And it’s certainly not going to be the only game that’s released as new 3DS-compatible only. The extra horsepower on offer will be utilized by developers, we just have to hope a toggle exists to allow games to run on older hardware, too, albeit with a few graphical/gameplay compromises. However, if a game needs the second stick and extra shoulder buttons, this clearly won’t happen.The new 3DS is a great device, but with it Nintendo is potentially splitting its own handheld market. A lot will depend on just how many developers choose more performance over more potential players. Hopefully those 44 million devices already on the market act as a very big reason not to choose performance.With that bad news out of the way, it seems as if Xenoblade on the new 3DS is going to be a great port. As you can see in the video below, you can’t really see much difference from the Wii version.
Get your monthly dose of the newest music with artists launching their LPs, EPs and albums. Hauz Khas social’s Social Spotlight gives artists all the ingredients for an ideal launch – a jam-packed space with mind-blowing energy complete with top-notch production. A platform to display an artist’s creativity, it seeks to showcase the mad musical output and bring music enthusiasts together every month. The purpose of Social Spotlight is to put a spotlight on the most cutting-edge sounds being made in the country. Social Spotlight will take off with MalcolmBraff’s immensely talented band – Greenwoman on 26 November. Malcolm Braff’s new Jazz Pop Electro project is kicks off in Delhi at Hauz Khas Social. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’There has never been a better time to be an independent musician in India. There’s an influx of untapped musical talent across the country waiting to be explored, and the current Indian music scene has a larger following than ever before. With regular gigs becoming an urban fixture as well as the outburst of music festivals, the audience suddenly has access to different platforms to experience various genres and exploding talent. With live sets, eclectic tunes, massive energy and the emergence of experimental music. The much-awaited India tour is in collaboration with ProHelvetia Swiss Arts Council. Greenwoman is a band led by pianist Malcolm Braff, featuring Claire Huguenin on vocals, Björn Meyer on electric bass, Lukas Koenig on drums and Alexandre Gaeng on video.
Man jailed for 18 years for attempting to take pipebomb on boardMan jailed for 18 years for attempting to take pipebomb on board
Nadeem Mohammed had a pipebomb in his luggage at at Manchester Airport. Muhammad was stopped, questioned and stopped from flying – but was not arrested after trained airport staff assessed the device was unlikely to be viable. However Following further enquiries and forensic examinations of the device by police, several days later, it was determined it was viable and Muhammed was arrested. Read MoreBrothers brawled in the street with man at 8.30am – because he pulled a moonie Speaking after today’s sentencing ACC Russ Jackson, responsible for the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “This afternoon, Muhammad has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. “The device which consisted of three AAA batteries and the shell of a marker pen when examined in the laboratory was found to contain just under 10 grams of gunpowder and dressmakers pins. “As the judge indicated today, this could have caused “not inconsiderable damage” to property and injury to people close to the device. “We cannot be certain what risk this device presented and may never know Muhammad’s intentions unless he decides to tell us. “I want to be clear that we accept there were errors made in the assessment of this item.” Mr Jackson said: “Our debriefs of staff have shown that Muhammad’s explanation, his demeanour when stopped, the absence of any concern in background checks and the actual initial assessment of the device, certainly led to the view at the time that this was not a suspicious incident. “This was wrong and when the true nature of the item became clear, immediate steps were taken to arrest Muhammad and he has been successfully prosecuted and today sentenced to 18 years in prison. “What should be made clear is that airport security screening was effective and the device found. I also want to explain that both airport and police have reviewed our security procedures to ensure that proper operating procedures are followed on every occasion where there is a suspicious incident. Read MoreDrink-driver, 40, crashes into parked car – while on his way to hospital “Since January, there have been several occasions when these have been tested and procedures have worked effectively, although thankfully on each occasion the incidents have been false alarms. “This is an extremely serious incident at a time when people are concerned about terrorism, especially here in Manchester and whilst it should be acknowledged that the security checks were effective in finding the item, the assessment of the device should have been more comprehensive and taken place sooner. “These lessons have been learned and reviews of operating procedures have already taken place.” In May, four months after Mohammed attempted to take the pipe bomb on board the plane, 22 people people were killed in an unconnected suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA 43-year-old man has been jailed for 18 years after attempting to board a Ryanair flight while carrying a pipebomb. The device was found in Nadeem Muhammed’s luggage at Manchester Airport as he attempted to board the flight to Bergamo, Italy, on January 30. Tens of thousands of travellers from Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire pass through the airport every year. Muhammed, of Tinline Street, Bury, was today jailed at Manchester Crown Court, with an extended license of five years, after being found guilty of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life. In January Muhammad attempted to pass through security at Manchester Airport, with the suspicious item in his hand luggage. An airport security officer spotted the small device, which contained about 10grams of gunpowder, as it went through the x-ray scanner.