It’s pretty clear that Owen York has got a bright future ahead of him. The thirteen-year-old jazz pianist has impressive technical chops as the youngest member of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble. He’s also got pretty good and diverse musical taste, previously soundchecking with Umphrey’s McGee in Albany, NY, in February and releasing a soul-stirring sixteen-minute Radiohead medley for piano at the age of twelve. Most recently, Owen arranged and released a David Bowie and Lady Gaga mashup, which combines Bowie’s infamous “Changes” track with Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” into one beautiful and powerful piano piece. You can peep the video below, and watch the kid shred the piano for yourself.
3. It’s party time! The premise of the new short? It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa plans to throw a big celebration for her sister—but when Elsa gets a cold, things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Uh-oh. 1. Elsa’s warming up She was an ice princess in the first film, but in Frozen Fever, Elsa is showing her softer side, and she’s going to be much sweeter to her sister Anna. Awww! New York City is a winter wonderland, and what better way to celebrate than with a frenzy of Frozen Fever photos! The new Frozen mini-sequel won’t hit theaters until March 13, but USAToday.com has released a sneak peek of the new short film featuring the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and of course, Idina Menzel. Although we’ll have to wait a little longer for the new song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, here are five photos to tide you over until March. Let the storm rage on! 4. Olaf’s still making mischief Even though he’s in a warmer climate, Olaf is still up to his old tricks, including apparently ruining Anna’s birthday cake! Bad snowman. View Comments 2. …And she has a spring makeover Forget the old icicle dress—that’s so last winter. This spring, girls everywhere are going to want to rock Elsa’s flowy warm weather look, complete with blooming pink flowers. 5. The Frozen fam is adorably awkward We’re not the only ones who think AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com is hilarious! Check out this sweet and silly homage that hangs in the castle in the short film. Is it March yet?
Alan Higgins is targeting a shot at the English title before the end of the year.The Kilburn middleweight, 25, extended his unbeaten record to 7-0 with a comfortable points victory against Jason Ball at Bethnal Green’s York Hall at the weekend.And he believes he is ready to step up to the next level following an impressive start to his professional career.He said: “I want to fight for the English title. Jason Ball was ranked number 19 on Boxrec so hopefully I will be up there now.“I’ve been sparring with James DeGale for two years now and was sparring with Darren Barker, so when I box at this level I feel like I’m a class above them.“I’d like another fight in a couple of weeks. I want to keep busy and keep the record up.”See also:Resounding wins for Higgins and TomsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)MILWAUKEE — The Giants just took a four-day rest during the All-Star break, but the club’s pitching staff isn’t exactly in great shape after two taxing games in Milwaukee.San Francisco will rely on starter Tyler Beede to work deep into Sunday’s series finale against the Brewers after activating the rookie right-hander and optioning reliever Ray Black to Triple-A Sacramento.The Giants opened the second half with …
The new free financial management app, Military & Money, by McGraw-Hill and the Better Business Bureau offers users instructional videos, financial calculators, and tips for increasing savings and building budgets on the go. The app’s developers say this new product is ideal for military members and military families because of the strain that comes from a dynamic lifestyle that includes deployments, frequent moves and other demands everyday life places on military families’ financial management.The app is available for free download from iTunes and can be used on the iPhone and iPad.The Military Families Learning Network’s Personal Finance Web Conference Coordinator, Dr. Michael Gutter, took this app for a spin on his iPad and found it offered good key tips. However, the savings plan doesn’t allow users to tie their plan to a goal. Additionally, he found the debt program lacking and wished the app integrated PowerPay.Have you used the Military & Money Financial App? Offer your own review in the comments.Review: Military & Money App by Military Families Learning Network is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook In this promotional image from Border Security: Canada’s Front Line, CBSA staff search though luggage containing suspect packages. (natgeotv.com) Advertisement A controversial reality television show that was cancelled for privacy reasons continues to be a key source of information for Canadians on the border, according to a recent report put together for the Canada Border Services Agency.The CBSA asked the research firm EKOS to assess Canadians’ views on its services and border management in general for internal use. The firm conducted a telephone survey in late 2017 and ran a series of 12 focus groups in early 2018.When it came to awareness, the March report noted that Canadians often mentioned the show Border Security: Canada’s Front Line. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement
From relaxed casuals to strictly corporate, dress codes for office vary widely in today’s time with changing work cultures. Ensure you have some right essentials. Here are few suggestions from experts: Frolic Formal: If you are someone who regularly meet executives, you might be asked to come dressed in business formals. A tailored suit in a solid, neutral colour like black, gray or navy can be paired with a white collared button-up shirt – a classic pairing for men. Women can pair-up their well-cut pantsuit or skirt suit in a conservative neutral colour such as black, navy or brown with a collared white button-up. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSmart semi-formal: Wearing casual to work is an art of adding personality to the workwear without looking unprofessional. Separates like skirt or trouser with a cardigan can be one choice for women. Pair it with solid coloured or muted patterns like checks or striped shirt. Men can pick a collared button-up in any colour to pair it with black dress pant or pressed khakis in the summer. Classic casual: For the ones allowed to wear casuals to work, remember not to go over the top with your dress-up. Casual dressing also leaves room for individuality and slight experiments. Men can pair up collared polos with casual slacks or dark denims. Choose muted patterned polos over novelty designs to be able to mix in while making a subtle statement. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardNicely fitted tops and blouses with cotton slacks or denims can be the option for women to wear to office. Dresses and skirts also add to the variety. Some tips on what footwear to wear and bags to carry to office: Footwear: Footwear adds the final touch to the outfit. For women, flats are more comfortable and functional than heels, while at work. Platform heels work the best for working women as they are stylish yet comfortable at the same time. Also, wedges look chic and glamorous without being over the top. For men, Oxford, derby shoes and loafers are formal, classy and high on the style quotient. A brown shoe catches more attention and adds another layer to your outfit. Dark brown shoes are easier to pull off than light brown ones. However, a pair of classic black shoes goes with primarily everything that you wear and has been never out of vogue. Bag Options: Work bags often pull double duty – they need to be attractive and useful with enough space to carry all the things you need during the day. For women, the classic tote bags are large enough to get you through a work day as they tend to swallow half your stuff. It can have a neoprene water bottle sleeve, a phone pocket, pen holder, padded laptop sleeve, notebook or tablet sleeve with magnetic closure, and interior side pocket. For men, the classic backpack has the convenience of the open pocket design, such as the carryall, generally with a smaller outer pocket. It is multi-functional and serves the purpose, whether in the office or heading out for a meeting. Also, these days the market is full of stylish options for men’s laptop bags crafted from leather, in different colours and designs.
Ohio State freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (34) high fives his brother, sophomore forward Andre Wesson (24) after scoring in the first half in the game against Maryland on Jan. 11. Ohio State won 91-69. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn a crowd of Scarlet and Gray, packing the Schottenstein Center, Stephanie and Keith Wesson prepared to watch their two sons, sophomore forward Andre and freshman center Kaleb, take the court for Ohio State prior to its Jan. 22 game against Nebraska. Becoming Buckeyes was only a matter of time for the Wesson brothers. Keith, a former Ohio State player from 1983 to 1987, raised his sons in a Columbus suburb, practically preparing them to play for his former team. The two played together at Westerville South, but it wasn’t clear if that would continue at the next level.Andre and Kaleb won a state championship in 2016, playing at the Schott. A month later, Andre received an offer from Ohio State and signed his letter of intent with the Buckeyes. Now, the two play for the same team on the same court they shared that memorable moment.“I’m happy for them that all of their work paid off and it’s just truly a blessing,” their father said. “They had a lot of choices, a lot of great schools, and for them to choose Ohio State, where I played, down the street. Words can’t describe how excited and happy we are.”Even though the brothers are reunited, there have been roadblocks.In only his third collegiate game, Kaleb was suspended for the Buckeyes’ game against Texas Southern on Nov. 16 for “a failure to meet the expectations of the men’s basketball program,” according to an Ohio State spokesperson. However, after one more game, he took over the starting center position for an injured sophomore Micah Potter and has not let go of it since.Andre’s path to playing time this season has not been as clear.During the summer, Andre underwent medical tests on an unknown condition that forced him to stop basketball activity for some time, which instilled questions into his longevity with Ohio State. During this time, Andre’s father said he “literally couldn’t do anything.” He couldn’t pick up a basketball, swim or “walk fast,” according to his mother. Andre made it back to the court for the Buckeyes and has become the Buckeyes’ top forward off the bench, averaging more minutes than any other bench forward and playing at least 16 minutes in each of the team’s last six games. However, his father said the injury still slightly affects Andre, even months into the season. Keith said it was a challenge for his elder son to come back and get back into the speed of the game after months away. “An athlete who has been playing whatever sport since sixth grade, basically every day, that was really the hardest part for him,” Keith said. “And then just not knowing and not being able to do anything. It was tough on him, and it took a lot longer for him. He’s still recovering from this, especially from an offensive standpoint.”Overall, both Andre and Kaleb have made quite the names for themselves in their time at Ohio State. Kaleb has earned two Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors this season, while Andre has been praised by his teammates and head coach Chris Holtmann for his contributions off the bench.The brothers grew up highly competitive, Stephanie said. They were always fighting and were so hard on each other that sometimes their father had to step in. But Kaleb has always been Andre’s biggest fan. Their mother Stephanie said Kaleb stands up for his brother whenever a negative comment is made about him. Their parents have not missed a game this season, home or away.“I just want them to get to their highest potential, whatever that may be. I want them to leave it all out on the floor. I tell them all the time, enjoy every minute of this,” Keith said. “Having played, sometimes you get so caught up in the wins and losses and playing well or playing bad that you forget to soak in the experience; playing in Madison Square Garden, walking down Times Square, going to these great facilities, flying on a charter plane. “They get lost in the norm of how normal things appear but I always remind them that this isn’t normal.”
Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) guards Purdue-Fort Wayne redshirt senior guard John Konchar (55) in the first half of the game between the Buckeyes and the Mastodons. Ohio State won 107-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorLuther Muhammad knows he is a good basketball player. In the middle of a fastbreak offensive possession, the Ohio State freshman guard weaved his way through Purdue-Fort Wayne defenders, throwing up a feather-touch layup for the score. Muhammad immediately turned around to his assignment, Mastodons redshirt senior guard John Konchar, with a smirk on his face, nodding his head in approval of his actions and mockingly clapping his hands as he crossed midcourt. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann has seen this before.“When we saw him in [Amateur Athletic Union camps], we’d have an 8 a.m. game and Luther Muhammad would be out there doing that at an 8 a.m. game, the only guy on both teams with that personality,” Holtmann said. “The only guy. 8 a.m. game. Doing that.” This is what made Muhammad so important for Holtmann to get in his first recruiting class at Ohio State: a confident and fearless player who brings confidence and life to the program. A sign of the future. But for most players, this confidence comes in the form of offense, doing what Ohio State freshman guard Duane Washington Jr. did — sending an imaginary bow-and-arrow into the crowd after hitting consecutive 3s at the end of the first half against the Mastodons. Muhammad’s different. His joy comes when he’s playing one-on-one defense against Konchar, making him work for a basket. It’s defense that defines Muhammad. It’s become his identity. “Everyone who plays basketball likes to score. But what is scoring if your guy’s also scoring?” Muhammad said. “I just feel like it’s better when you score and also you get a stop, your man’s not scoring because if you score 20 and your man scores 20, you really ain’t scoring.” Muhammad said this is the mentality with which he grew up, something he lives by based on how he learned to play basketball. This is what separated him from the pack for Holtmann, what made the head coach desperately want to secure a commitment from Muhammad. “He is who we recruited in the sense of we fell in love with the kid when we recruited him because what you saw today is who he is. He is ready to take on a challenge against a really good player. It’s his identity,” Holtmann said. “He is a more-than-capable offensive player, but that’s why we chased him every day like we did because we knew how important it was going to be for us.” Holtmann has always been a defense-first coach. When establishing the team identity, the defensive strategy has always been the primary focus with offense coming later. Purdue-Fort Wayne head coach Jon Coffman said Holtmann’s team played a defense in which he felt every player had bought into something bigger than himself. It was a cohesion, a common goal that made the defense so ruthless, the Mastodons head coach said. This was the mentality for Muhammad all along. But having the mentality is one thing. The other is actually performing against collegiate athletes, knowing he is not in high school anymore. “Now, you could be defending a draft pick rather than just defending a Top 100 player that’s an unfinished product,” Muhammad said. “It’s definitely more detailed and you just have to be ready all the time.” Muhammad said it is all about preparation, paying attention to detail and utilizing the scout team, which was integral to Ohio State’s success in its home opener. Through the first two games of the season, Ohio State has allowed opponents to shoot 30.7 percent from the field, giving up 22.6 percent of three-point shots attempted. Senior guard C.J. Jackson said defense has been the team’s main priority early in the season. “It’s pride on the defensive end,” Jackson said. “We work as one and we work every day to work as one.” But it is Muhammad’s confidence, knowing he’s going to make it difficult on an opponent, that is carrying the team through two games. And for Ohio State, it’s contagious. Holtmann just has one thing to ask of his freshman guard. “I just don’t want him to average a technical a game.”