Advertisement The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced its JUNO Award category Aboriginal Album of the Year will be proudly renamed Indigenous Music Album of the Year, in support of acknowledging all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada.Presented annually at the JUNO Awards, the Indigenous Music Album of the Year recognizes the music that echoes the Indigenous experience in Canada through words and/or music. The category accepts all traditional Indigenous music including: traditional Aboriginal music: Iroquois, Social Pow Wow Drum (i.e: Sioux, Assiniboine, Cree, Ojibway & Blackfoot, etc.); all Hand Drums (e.g. Inuit, Dene, Cree, Micmac, West Coast, etc.), Inuit Throat Singing; Traditional Flutes; Métis, Cree & Micmac Fiddling. In addition, fusions of all genres of contemporary music that incorporate the above and/or reflect the unique Indigenous experience in Canada, by virtue of words or music.The Indigenous Music Album of the Year award will be presented at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Tourism Ottawa, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.About CARASThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter
Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – Fans of influential horror director George Romero are being invited to gather at a public memorial on Monday.A celebration of the “Night of the Living Dead” director’s life will take place in Toronto, according to details provided by his manager.Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his family. The director is credited with reshaping the zombie film genre with his classic “Night of the Living Dead” and its various sequels. He also directed a number of other horror films including “Monkey Shines” and “The Dark Half.”Romero moved to Toronto in 2004 where he shot many of his later films.Monday’s public memorial will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.Guests unable to attend the memorial can sign an online guest book: https://mountpleasantgroup.permavita.com/site/RomeroGeorgeA.html Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
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Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A proposal has been put forward by the CAFE foundation that a network of small suburban airports should be developed in the future for the use of Suburban Air Vehicles. Citation: Suburban ‘pocket airports’ proposed (2010, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-suburban-pocket-airports.html An idealized pocket airport. Aircraft depicted are motor-gliders that have 50 foot wingspan. Image credit: CAFE Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) is a light-aircraft partner of NASA, and is running a US$1.65 million competition, the Green Flight Challenge, to find the best design for a short take-off personal aircraft that uses little fossil fuel, is cheap to run, and is quiet in operation. The competition will be judged in Santa Rosa, California in July 2011.CAFE envisages that Suburban Air Vehicles (SAVs) will become a common mode of transport in the future, with flights landing and taking off at small suburban “pocket airports.” (PDF) CAFE’s president, Dr. Brien Seeley, speaking at the Future of Electric Vehicles conference in San Jose, California earlier this month, said it was shocking that after a century of flight aviation has still failed to fulfill the dream of moving people fast, without needing roads.Dr. Seeley said the travel on the ground to and from airports often negated the time saved by flying, but having pocket airports to fly travelers to the main city airport from tiny suburban airports would considerably speed up the process. Passengers would fly in two to four-person SAVs operated (on autopilot) by air taxis or shuttle services. (Read: Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Green Flight Challenge is NASA’s first step in developing a new infrastructure for aviation, featuring small auto-piloted aircraft. Challenge vehicles will need to operate safely and achieve at least 1.18 L/100 km fuel consumption. They will have a take-off distance of no more than 610 meters to clear a 15-meter obstacle, travel at 160 kph, and emit less than 78 decibels measured from 76 meters away. Each SAV would be equipped with parachutes. Dr. Seeley said he envisaged vehicles would be designed in future that did considerably better than the minimum requirements.Dr. Seeley said the SAV would offer pilots fast travel with a de-conflicted air highway through the sky taking them directly where they wanted to go. Flight paths would be coordinated via a central control system to avoid collisions. Dr. Seeley said the system would allow people to travel in 3-D instead of on the “insanity” of increasingly congested roads.CAFE has designs for a range of pocket airports, ranging from a 2-acre (0.8-hectare) single runway located in greenbelts just outside major urban areas and handling up to 120 operations an hour, up to a 12-acre (4.8-hectare) version with two sets of runways and parking for 320 ground vehicles. Flights would begin with a steep take-off to ensure the noise level was low enough by the time the SAVs reach the boundary.The Green Flight Challenge is expected to be followed by further competitions in 2013 and 2015, with higher prizes for the winner of each. The Green Flight Challenge sprang from the Personal Air Vehicle Challenge of 2007. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)
This party season, steal the limelight with right hair and make up. Experts lists down some inputs to get everything on point: Subtle blush is a year-round must, but this season’s trendy rouge is inspired by the rosy glow you get when there’s a nip in the air. Get bolder, more defined brows without a product-y look. Inspired by professional brow tinting, these temporary tints deepen the colour of your arches to enhance their shape, with the effects lasting up to a few days. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFull, false lashes on your top lash line invariably make your eyes looks larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your make-up palette neutral for a look that’s modern, rather than overdone. A red lip as the centre-piece of a polished makeup look is classic, but it can also awaken otherwise low-key makeup, like a little smudgy eyeliner. Smoky eyes are always a favourite, but applying jewel tones like blue, emerald, and indigo bring out your eyes and add the 60’s flair to your face. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveColour your lovely locks in Coffee Balayange. We are sure you have already seen balayage on the street, but have you seen the beautiful bean colour spilled in balayage? Get your hair coloured in the same old balayage technique but in strong – dark espresso or soft latte brew shade. Put some drama into the hairstyle. One way to opt for it is by voluminising your regular braids. It looks more amazing with curly hair. Deep middle part your hair and you can pull off any silhouette with that. Be it any length, blobs or ultra long locks, deep middle parts can be your next glam look for the season. You can accessorize it with barrettes and pins. For glowing skin: The festive season is all about change of routine and food habits. Our body does react to all these changes in various ways like disturbance in our digestive system, hair fall, dryness of skin etc. It is imperative to cleanse the body, during and post the festive season. To have fresh, glowing skin through the festive season- Hydrate well: Water is extremely essential for every cell that makes up our body. It supports body’s digestion and eliminates toxins on a daily basis. Skin is the biggest organ of the body and is mostly made up of water which serves to keep skin smooth, elastic and wrinkle free. Drinking plenty of water will naturally flush out toxins, giving you a healthier glow.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global November 6, 2014 3 min read Sure, morning yoga sound like a fabulous idea. That is, until you think about having to get to the studio across town for your 7 a.m. class. Add to that that stress of showering and battling rush hour traffic to get to the office by 9 a.m., and the whole idea sounds anything but relaxing and peaceful.Now one company has figured out a way to bring the yoga studio to you — sort of. It’s developed a yoga mat that works as your instructor. Called Smart Mat, the high-tech yoga accessory gives you step-by-step instructions on what to do during your morning yoga, just as if you were with a real instructor. Even better, it knows what you’re doing and offers real-time suggestions on how to improve your posture and perfect different moves.Related: Bat-Like Technology Is Giving the ‘White Cane’ a Much-Deserved UpgradeThe SmartMat makes the magic happen through a series of built-in sensors. First, it makes sure your hands and feet are in the right position on the mat. Next, it focuses on your on your balance. The mat has a baseline reading for each pose and combines it with what it’s learned about you and your body over time to determine the optimal balance for you in each position.The mat has a mode with built-in workout options (that are read aloud from your phone or tablet) for home yoga, and can also be used in a class setting so you can monitor your balance and position in situations where an instructor might not be able to give you the one-on-one attention that you need to improve.Related: This Mighty Exoskeleton Can Give You Superhuman Strength (Sort Of)When it ships next year, the accompanying iOS and Android app for the mat will come with a number of different poses and classes built in. After its initial release, SmartMat plans to allow yoga instructors, or “yogrammers,” to create their own sequences for the app as well. Those instructors will be able to record classes, complete with audio and visual cues and corrections, for an experience similar to attending that instructor’s class.SmartMat is on IndieGoGo trying raise money for production. The project has already smashed through its initial goal of $110,000 and has raised a little more than a quarter of a million dollars so far, with around a month of fundraising left to go.If you want your own SmartMat you can pre-order one now on IndieGoGo for $297, a $150 discount off its planned retail price of $447.Related: It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s a Flying Car (Finally)! Register Now »
People are getting excited about cannabidiol (CBD), and I am thrilled to see demand grow well beyond the core of true believers who have been touting its benefits for years. But the price of high-quality CBD is still too high for many who need it, and that is in large part a function of supply.So I was intrigued when I heard about the Draconis Extraction Technology (DET) patented commercial-scale ethanol extraction process.Paul Baskis is the brains behind this technology. A scientist and designer with expertise in carbon transformation and soil science, he brings more than 30 years of process development, wastewater treatment and compound isolation experience to the problem of how to make broad-spectrum, winterized, de-waxed, solvent-free CBD, and make it at a scale that puts it within reach of more consumers.Related: Pulling the Cork Out of the Processing Bottleneck Slowing the Hemp/CBD Boom“I design large systems,” Paul told me when I called him at his office in Kentucky, where DET is getting ready to build their first industrial-scale extraction facility. “It’s what I do.” This extractor will handle a minimum of 25 tons of biomass per day, which exceeds by several times the maximum capacity for commercial CO2 extraction.The vision driving this quest for industrial-scale extraction is all about people who need CBD.“A lot of ex-military people are dealing with ongoing health problems,” said Tommie Baskis, DET director and CEO. Draconis offers licensees turnkey service that includes security and risk assessment and employs a large number of veterans in those roles.“I’m thinking of them when I say you have to start with a really good crude that is affordable for the people who have PTSD, pain, neurological issues and so on. You have parents trying to help a sick child, people dealing with addiction; I want everyone to be able to afford CBD and right now very few people can. In order for it to be affordable, you have to extract it on an industrial scale.”Right now the average price for broad-spectrum CBD is about $350 per 1000 milligrams. We know that people are using it for support with an array of health problems, from PTSD and anxiety to insomnia and chronic pain, but many sufferers simply can’t afford it. Let’s say you’ve found that your most effective dose is 5 mg per pound of body weight per day, and you weigh 180 pounds. That $350 bottle of CBD is going to last you only 11 days.However, Paul’s tech would push extraction costs down and lower the price by boosting the supply of CBD extract dramatically without sacrificing quality.Related: Move Aside, CBD: New Data Finds THC Is the Real Medicine in Medical Marijuana“I worked on the design to create a very clean crude,” he said. “It’s so pure that you can use it in a vape pen without leaving any residue. It has a good taste. From there, if you’re doing CO2 extraction, you can easily purify it into isolates, and you get 10 to 20 times more isolate out that if you started with raw hemp.”One of the fascinating things about Paul’s design is that instead of removing and disposing of “waste,” it purifies out waxes and oils for sale as products in their own right. The waxes can be used in cosmetics, for example. Even the pulp comes out dry, de-waxed and ready to be used for paper, fabric or bioplastics.If there is no buyer for the pulp, Paul’s design can work with an optional system add-on that produces fuel to run the extractor and, as a final by-product, a carbon-based fertilizer that keeps fixed carbon in the soil, and enhances microbial growth and soil structure.Max Le Pera, Vice President of Draconis, places these features in the context of the company’s environmental ethic. “Sustainability and circular economy are becoming increasingly important aspects of global business,” Le Pera noted. “The Draconis extraction technology and re-purposing of biomass residual are in direct alignment with these principles.”Related: Medterra CBD Signs Pro Golfers as Brand AmbassadorsDET is just one example of the coming green tech explosion sparked by the legalization of hemp in December of 2018. This and other innovations are going to make it possible for more farmers to grow, process and profit off their hemp crops; for employment and population growth to rebound in rural communities, and for more people to gain better health. To find out about new developments in industrial hemp and events near you, follow The Hemp Biz Conference on Facebook. I’ll see you there. 4 min read Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. June 17, 2019 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 Subscribe Now