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Works showcasing the BSO’s strings, winds, brass, and percussion – BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Works showcasing the BSO’s strings, winds, brass, and percussion – BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
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With a "scrupulous ear for instrumental color and blend" (Washington Post) and bringing "a distinctive dynamism to the podium" (Baltimore Sun), the 2017/18 season marks Hannu Lintu's fifth year as Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Last season's highlights include a concert tour to Russia, with performances at the Moscow Conservatory, Vyborg's House of Culture and St Petersburg's Philharmonic Grand Hall, and a performance of Väin??Raitio's opera Princess Cecilia (the first in 80 years) at the Helsinki Festival – both part of celebrations marking 100 years of Finnish independence. On Independence Day (6 December 2017) the orchestra honours its 90th anniversary and 100-year-old Finland, premiering newly commissioned works by longtime FRSO collaborator Magnus Lindberg and Lotta Wennäkoski. Seven more premieres are scheduled throughout the season, along with performances of Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Beethoven's Fidelio among others. In March 2018 the FRSO tours Spain and Germany with cellist Sol Gabetta, taking in such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie and the Cologne Philharmonie.

Highlights of Lintu's 2017/18 season include returns to the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony and Detroit Symphony orchestras. Lintu also makes his debut with the Naples Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony and Hiroshima Symphony orchestras. Recent engagements include the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the St Louis Symphony, Baltimore and Toronto Symphony orchestras, as well as three acclaimed European debuts: Staatsorchester Stuttgart Opera, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.

A regular in the pit, Lintu returns to the Savonlinna Opera Festival in July 2018 to conduct Verdi's Otello – in 2017 he conducted Aulis Sallinen's Kullervo as part of Finland's centenary celebrations. The Finnish National Opera and Ballet also honoured 100 years of independence in a special collaborative project with director/choreographer Tero Saarinen of Sibelius's Kullervo, with Lintu receiving rave reviews: "No other conductor – including several distinguished Sibelians – I have heard in this music has been quite so willing to show what makes [Kullervo] so original" (Opera Magazine, May 2017). Previous productions with Finnish National Opera include ParsifalCarmen, Sallinen's King Lear, and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in spring 2016. Lintu has also worked with Tampere Opera and Estonian National Opera.

Hannu Lintu has made several recordings for Ondine, Naxos, Avie and Hyperion. His recording of selected works by Erkki-Sven Tüür (with Christoffer Sundqvist, Pekka Kuusisto and the FRSO) was released in February 2017; Prokofiev's Piano Concertos with Olli Mustonen, Mahler's Symphony No.1, and Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony with Angela Hewitt and Valerie Hartmann-Claverie are among other recent releases. Lintu has received several accolades for his recordings, including a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Opera CD, plus Gramophone Award nominations for his recordings of Enescu's Symphony No.2 with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the Violin Concertos of Sibelius and Thomas Adès with Augustin Hadelich and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hannu Lintu studied cello and piano at the Sibelius Academy, where he later studied conducting with Jorma Panula. He participated in masterclasses with Myung-Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and took first prize at the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994.

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An Insight to Satellite Television and How It Works

When satellite TV initially came into picture, home dishes used to be really huge and space consuming. Only die hard TV fanatics had the patience to go through all the procedures necessary in order to install the dish. But in today’s world, one can find compact dishes resting on the rooftops in every nook and corner of America. These days, major satellite television companies are on the lookout of more and more customers all over the world. The bait used by them is good picture quality and sound effects. So what is special about these satellite TVs? Let’s explore how they actually work.

The good thing about satellite TV is that it solves a lot of problems which usually arise in case of broadcast and cable TV. Of course, there is no denying that satellite TV has not fully developed and it is still only in the stages of development. But it already has become the choice of millions of customers because of the problems that it has solved. Let’s try and understand how satellite TV actually works. Actually it is very much similar to a broadcast TV. It also uses the concept of wireless transmission of programs to a customer’s house. Like the broadcast television, the satellite television also uses radio signal to transmit programs.

The broadcast TV transmits the signals in the form of a straight line to the customer’s television. In this case the range of transmission is lower when compared to satellite TV. If the earth was flat, then transmission would have been possible even for long ranges. Since the earth is round, it will hinder the transmission signals. In such a scenario, satellite TV proves to be the best option. Sometimes, the signal appears to be distorted even in viewing area for a broadcast TV. The satellite TV transmits the signals using satellites which orbit the earth. In this case because of the very high location of these satellites, the number of customers is more.

They use special antennas called satellite dishes in order to receive and transmit programs. Usually the providers get their programming from two different sources namely national turnaround channels and numerous local channels. The turnaround channels transmit their programs to a satellite but the local channels do not send their signals to satellites. So the provider uses communications equipments to receive information from the broadcaster and then it is sent to the broadcast center. Here the signals are compressed as it would be too big for the satellite to handle. Compression means removal of repetitive and unwanted data. It has to be carried out as the signals travel a long way before reaching our televisions.
When the signal reaches our homes, the information is absorbed by the satellite dish. It is nothing but a special antenna which can focus on a specific broadcast source. The dish which is present on the receiving end is only capable of receiving signals and not transmission. Finally the receivers untangle the long process by decoding all the data and providing the viewers with the channel of their choice.

Though dish is a good option, cable TV from providers like FiOS TV can also give cutting edge picture quality and excellent sound clarity.

Ann is a freelancer. She loves to write about the latest advancements in technology such as satellite and cable televisions. In her free time she watch exciting shows related to cooking and health on her home television powered by FiOS TV.


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Artist ‘M’ prefers transitory works, so catch them while you can

Artist ‘M’ prefers transitory works, so catch them while you can
“M” — that’s all, just one letter.
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Now Leaving the Station
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) is collaborating with Fort Worth Weekly to come up with a new name for a commuter train to run from Sycamore School Road in southwest Tarrant County, through downtown Fort Worth, on to downtown Grapevine, and ending at the north entrance of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport . The current working name — Southwest-to-Northeast Rail Corridor …
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James O’Barr’s to Preview “Sundown” and Dazzle Audiences
After years of waiting, the world will get a first look at James O’Barr’s highly anticipated work Sundown, on Saturday, January 29. (PRWeb January 27, 2011) Read the full story at
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Health Insurance in Texas Works with Top U.S. Hospitals

Health Insurance in Texas Works with Top U.S. Hospitals

Texas hospitals have been acknowledged for excellence and recognized in the U.S. News & World Report’s issue listing “America’s Best Hospitals.” That review evaluates more than 5,100 hospitals to identify the top 50 hospitals in the nation. Both Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MHT) and TIRR Memorial Hermann (TIRR) were recommended in 2008.

America’s Best Hospitals assesses inpatient care based on advanced technological capability, mortality statistics, numbers of patients treated, nursing proficiency, physician opinion and the hospital’s teaching status.

Hospitals Are Recognized for Cancer Research and Cardiac, Catastrophic and Stroke Care

TIRR has earned this recognition for 19 consecutive years, and it is also recognized worldwide for innovation in researching and treating catastrophic illnesses and injuries. TIRR is ranked in fourth place for rehabilitation out of 5,100 U.S. hospitals.

MHT is ranked 39th in urology and it hosts the Vanguard Urologic Institute, which is headed by a leader in prostate cancer research, Dr. Kevin Slawin. He and his colleagues specialize in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery. MHT has also been recognized by USA Today for using innovative new treatments to help acute stoke patients.

Two Memorial hospitals were also awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers . The team at MHT earned the highest standard for a comprehensive stroke center, and the team is supported by more than .5 million from the National Institutes of Health in grants for research on stroke annually.

MHT, along with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, has also been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield. To earn this recognition, the hospitals had to perform at least 125 cardiac surgeries a year, offer emergency and a full range of cardiac services, maintain low overall complication and mortality rates and be fully accredited by the Joint Commission Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program or a national equivalent.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Earns Top Award in Pulmonary Care

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) earned the 2010 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award following the largest annual report to analyze patient outcomes from almost 40 million Medicare hospitalization records. UTHSCT achieved five-star ratings for excellence in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. This hospital also earned the 2009/2010 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, and only 340 hospitals across the country have achieved such distinction.

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Was Recognized in America’s Best Hospitals

In 2008, the Woman’s Hospital of Texas was also ranked in the top 50 best hospitals for gynecologic care in the U.S. To earn this, the hospital’s reputation among physicians, its mortality statistics and its care services, such as nursing and patient services, were evaluted. It also had to be a teaching hospital or be affiliated with a teaching hospital or have at least six of 13 important medical technologies. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has been known as the state’s premier provider for women and babies for over 30 years.

Health Insurance in Texas is Key to Exceptional Hospital Care

With several of the nation’s leaders in hospital care and services, Texas offers some of the most innovative and effective care available throughout the nation. Without Texas health insurance, access to these services can be severely restricted. To make these services available to more people, Texas insurers offer more than 300 different health insurance plans that range from low-cost catastrophic plans to comprehensive “Cadillac” plans. Health care reform has already increased the number of Texans who have access to health care and more changes are on the way.

By Wiley Long – President, – Texas’s leading independent online health insurance agency specializing in individual and family Texas Health Insurance. Get instant Texas Health Insurance quotes, compare plans, apply online, and save your hard earned money!

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I have an aircraft radio and I don’t know if it works. Is there any place I can take it to have it checked?

Question by Mike A: I have an aircraft radio and I don’t know if it works. Is there any place I can take it to have it checked?
I have an aircraft radio and I don’t know if it works. Is there any place I can take it to have it checked? I am going to sell it on ebay and I need to know the condition of it. Is there any place in the airport that will check to see if it works? Please help.

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Answer by SShenold
Well, probably your best bet is to find an avionics shop and have them bench test it. Of course they’re going to charge you for this, but that should dramatically increase what you can get for it. If you look at it from a buyer’s perspective, buying a radio as-is without knowing if it works is a crap-shoot. If you have a serviceable tag from a shop that’s just a few days or weeks old, your buyers are going to have at least some assurance that the radio is good–or at least it was when it was tested.

I’d look in your local phone book for aircraft maintenance facilities. Not all do avionics work, but they can at least point you in the right direction as to where you can find someone that can.

Alternately, you could maybe find an aircraft owner who has the same make and model of radio and swap yours out in his or her airplane to see if it works. The problem with that is what if your radio has some sort of short or other problem that fries the aircraft owner’s avionics stack–they’re not going to be too pleased. A shop with a test bench can isolate these things very quickly, and you won’t have an angry airplane owner who’s going to want you to pay to fix his or her airplane because of your radio.

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Hanley Wood’s PUBLIC WORKS Magazine Announces Nation’s Top Trendsetters

Hanley Wood’s PUBLIC WORKS Magazine Announces Nation’s Top Trendsetters
PUBLIC WORKS’ November issue spotlights 10 precedent-setting people, technologies, research, and events. (PRWeb December 01, 2010) Read the full story at
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The TNA Tirade (Episode 47: Hmmm…)
The Smartbreak Kid isn’t perfect. There. I said it. While I’m pretty close to it, we all have our good days and our bad. The occasional typo will go unnoticed.
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Blockbuster Plans to Reject 18 Store Leases Across U.S., Abandon Property
Blockbuster Inc. , the world’s largest movie-rental company, will reject leases and close 18 stores across the U.S., according to court papers. Separately, the company reported a net loss of .5 million for the six weeks ending Oct. 31.
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How web broadcasting works

How web broadcasting works

Webcams are those handy little cameras that attach to your PC and send images to a web page that can be viewed by others. This enables you to share daily life events with friends and family in other parts of the country or the world, or to arrange a video-conference with colleagues and maintain long distance relationships of all kinds. Of course the number of ways to use this technology is limited only by your imagination.

But before you buy a webcam, it pays to understand a little about how the technology of broadcasting images over the Internet works. Of course, if you’re a full bottle on this already, you can skip this section and go straight to browsing the options on where you can compare products and suppliers, their specifications and prices.

Webcams provide ‘real time’ images of people; places and events that can be viewed ‘live’ on a web page. The broadcasting end has a camera that captures the images, feeds them into a computer to an ISP and out to viewing pages across the Internet. There are two different types of broadcast: streaming images, where the images are a constant stream downloaded in video format; or Java, where the images are captured at fixed time intervals and refreshed on the web pages at a rate fixed by the broadcaster.

There is a wide range of uses of webcam technology. Some examples include personal ‘Big Brother‘ style diaries, sharing of family events, workplace security, video conferencing, virtual tourism, road traffic management, weather watching, event broadcast and a host of others.

Before you make a choice about any webcam equipment, it helps to decide exactly how you want to use the technology, in other words, what you are intending to broadcast. This decision will impact upon the type of camera you use, and how you use it.

A second consideration is, who will be viewing your content? What level of quality is expected? This will help determine the type of camera you use, the software involved and your Internet connection. Of course, your Internet connection may be a limitation on how much you can do.

The requirements for video conferencing are different from the requirements of workplace security, which are different again from the requirements of sharing a family event.


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Big country acts in the works

Big country acts in the works
A three-day outdoor festival organizers said will feature country music’s biggest stars kicks off June 16 in Roanoke Rapids.
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Goa film fest to launch Oscar journey of ‘Peepli Live’
The 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) starting in Goa Monday will serve as a launch pad for the Oscar journey of ‘Peepli Live’, an official said Sunday. The film is India’s official entry at the Academy Awards.
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‘One of the best’
THE famous ampao, shoes and other products of Carcar doubled as props yesterday, when eight contingents from the town’s high schools danced from General Luna, passing through the ancestral houses, to Plaza Rizal. With each contingent to the Kabkaban Festival was a float, representing a livelihood or product the southern town has gained fame for.
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How a Radio Station Works : Radio DJ Responsibilities: Taking Live Phone Calls

Radio disc jockeys should always let callers know when they will be on the air. Learn to take on-air phone calls in this free radio station overview from an experienced radio technician. Expert: Eric Nash Bio: Eric Nash has volunteered with WXOJ Valley Free Radio, a Pacifica Radio Network affiliate station in Florence, Mass., working extensively with the technical and equipment aspects of broadcasting. Filmmaker: David Pakman

visit Project Censored is a national research effort launched in 1976 by Dr. Carl Jensen, professor emeritus of Communications Studies at Sonoma State University. Upon Jensen’s retirement in 1996, leadership of the project was passed to associate professor of sociology and media research specialist, Dr. Peter Phillips. Under Phillips’s guidance, Project Censored tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters, and every year the group compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country’s major national news media. Veteran broadcaster Walter Cronkite said Project Censored “is one of the organization’s we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism.” Phillips says, “the restructuring of media in the United States is creating forms of censorship that are as potentially damaging as overt censorship.” “Media corporations have been undergoing a massive merging process that is realigning our sources of information in America,” Phillips wrote in a an op-ed recently. “Values such as freedom of information and belief in the responsibility of keeping the public informed are adjusted to reflect policies created by bottom-line oriented CEOs. Media owners and managers are motivated to please advertisers and upper-middle-class readers and viewers. Journalists and editors are not immune from
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