Hot Summer Nights opens June 1

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsEntertainment Hot Summer Nights opens June 1 What: Hot Summer Nights.When: 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays June 1 to July 27.Where: Noël Plaza, next to the Ector County Library.What else: Events are free and lawnchairs and coolers are welcome but not alcohol. Food trucks will be on site for all concerts. Bad weather? Not a problem, concerts will move to Deaderick Auditorium on the Odessa College Campus. Hot Summer NightsLocal talent headlines the 25th year of downtown music on Friday nights with Hot Summer Nights, which begins June 1 and ends July 27.“Hot Summer Nights is an important way for community members to come to downtown and enjoy an evening of free music, good food and fellowship,” Randy Ham, executive director of Odessa Arts, said via email.“In all my years of attending (and now producing) this concert series, there has never been a concert where I didn’t meet someone new. I love that it gives everyone a break from the day to day routine of life, and also encourages people to enjoy arts and culture with members of our community, many of whom we wouldn’t meet or converse with otherwise.”Haley Howey, events coordinator for Downtown Odessa, Inc. said the event started as a concert series 25 years ago but, has turned into a block party, with a children’s play area, games and food.“Downtown Odessa, Inc. is proud of how this staple of downtown has grown,” Howey said.Along with musical acts that are the hallmark of the free outdoor concert series, Howey said this year will again see the addition of food trucks, preferred seating and swag for Odessa Arts members and Downtown Odessa, Inc. sponsors. Volunteers from First United Methodist Church will also shuttle attendees from parking areas to the concert via golf cart. The concerts will start sundown and will be located in Noël Plaza, next to the Ector County Library. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to Deaderick Auditorium at Odessa College.Ham said he is thrilled to celebrate this year’s 25th anniversary. “Odessa has always been a thriving cultural community, and the record number of Hot Summer Nights attendees proves it.”Hot Summer Nights is made possible by Odessa Arts, Downtown Odessa, Inc., The City of Odessa, The City of Odessa: Parks & Recreation, Creative Marketing Nerds, First Basin Credit Union, and First United Methodist Church.For more information, visit:http://www.hsnodessa.comFacebook: facebook.com/odessaartsTwitter: @odessaartsFor more information call 432-337-1492.If You Go Midessa Music Fest is in July Twitter Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Facebook Current Nine performs July 13 as part of Hot Summer Nights. The summer concert series begins June 1 with the Steven Silva Quintet. The concerts are free and are in Noël Plaza, next to the Ector County Library, from 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays June 1 to July 27. By admin – May 25, 2018 Twitter Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s WhatsApp Facebook Home Local News Entertainment Hot Summer Nights opens June 1 Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleBe a part of the Saturday ClubNext articleTEXAS VIEW: More immigration judges needed to meet demand admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest June 1 – Steven Silva Quintet.June 8 – Permian Playhouse.June 15 – True Lite.June 22 – Basin Brass Band.July 6 – The Geezerz.July 13 – Current Nine.July 20 – Mariachi Armonia.July 27 – Free Spirit. The lineuplast_img read more

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Professor reflects on Chavez’s death

first_imgThe death of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday leaves a number of questions for the South American nation, which now adds a presidential election to the list of complex challenges it already faces. Professor Michael Coppedge, a political science professor specializing in Latin-American politics and global democratization, said the future of the regime – at least in the short term – will be determined by Interim President and Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro. “A lot of it depends on what Maduro will do now that he’s not in Chavez’s shadow, because he’s been very loyal to Chavez and has hidden his own tendencies to demonstrate absolute loyalty,” Coppedge said. “Now that he doesn’t have to do that, we’ll see what kind of person he is. I expect he’s not a liberal democrat, but whether he’ll be more open [to opposition] … remains to be seen.” Coppedge said Maduro’s initial statements after the president’s death suggest he intends to keep a short leash on opposition, at least in the weeks leading up to the election. “There was a subtext that the opposition better behave itself, that this is not a time to cheer or call for radical change, it’s a time to remember our fallen leader,” Coppedge said. “I think there’s a fear the opposition will try to capitalize on the moment.” The Venezuelan government announced an election will be called within 30 days, and Coppedge said he believes Maduro, the candidate for Chavez’s socialist party, will likely be the winner. “If I were to place a bet right now, I’d say Maduro will probably win, in part with the election coming so close after the death, he’ll get the vote,” Coppedge said. “A lot of Chavistas are out to prove their movement will not fall apart. … I think they’ll be motivated to campaign hard and win.” While Maduro is the likely victor, Coppedge believes the opposition could have a substantial presence in the election. “There are a lot of things for people to be unhappy about, and without Chavez to hold his group together, some of these complaints may lead to divisions,” he said. “Purchasing power has been declining, public services have been declining. … People are not happy with the extremely high crime rate.” Although the opposition stands to benefit from economic conditions, its most prominent leader does not appear to be mounting a power grab. “The opposition will probably be behind Henrique Capriles Radonski, but he has exercised some calming leadership,” Coppedge said. “He hasn’t been a polarizing leader and after Chavez’s death he expressed solidarity with Chavez’s family.” While much is uncertain for the political future of Venezuela, Coppedge said the change in leadership could present new opportunities for the country’s relationship with the United States, which was strained under the Chavez regime. “The Obama administration can act as though this can be a new opportunity to do things differently,” he said. “Obama’s statement was expressing hope for better democracy and stability in Venezuela, so I think the [United States] is going to be happy to talk and send out feelers to see whether relations can be better.” The supply of oil from Venezuela to the United States is unlikely to be disrupted during the transition, Coppedge said. “Venezuela is not in a good economic situation,” he said. “It can’t afford to stop selling oil to the [United States]. It makes economic sense to sell to us because we’re so close and have established relationships.” If Maduro wins the election, Coppedge said he is doubtful relations will improve. “I think it depends on whether Maduro, or whoever the president [will be], is going to use the same tactics as Chavez, which is to demonize the [United States] to build support at home,” he said. “I think Maduro is cut from that mold.”last_img read more

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Watch Billy Joel Sing the National Anthem

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York View image | gettyimages.comUPDATE: Billy Joel sang the national anthem before Friday’s pivotal Game 3 at Citi Field. The Mets won that game but ended up losing the series Sunday night in heartbreaking fashion, blowing a 2-0 lead in the ninth. Maybe re-watching Joel’s performance will brighten up your day:ORIGINAL STORY:Mets fans will be in a New York state of mind in more ways than one come Friday evening.The Amazins’, who will try to climb out of a 0-2 hole in the World Series after dropping a pair of games in Kansas City, will be serenaded by none other than Oyster Bay-native Billy Joel, who was tapped by Major League Baseball to sing the national anthem prior to Friday’s pivotal Game 3 matchup against the Royals.The Mets haven’t played a World Series game in Queens since 2000’s Subway Series. Of course, back then, the team from Queens called Shea Stadium its home.Mets fans are hoping the famed crooner will bring the team good luck as it tries to avoid dropping the first three games of the Fall Classic.But leave it to the good people at Sports Illustrated to throw a damper on the Mets-Joel lovefest.According to SI, Joel has twice sung the national anthem in Queens before a Mets World Series game, in 1986 and 2000. The Mets lost both games. While the Mets still ended up winning the World Series in ‘86, they fell to the hated Yankees in 2000.With two strikes on the Piano Man, Mets fans can only hope Joel does his best Daniel Murphy impersonation and hits one out of the park.So, even if you’re not a Mets fan, can’t stand the pastime, struggle to fathom why athletes are compensated with multi-million dollar salaries to catch and hit baseballs, you’ll still probably want to tune in to the World Series Friday night.Joel has a long history with the Mets. He was the last musician to perform at Shea Stadium before it was demolished in 2008. Joel also closed down the beloved Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which is currently undergoing renovations following the New York Islanders’ move to Brooklyn.last_img read more

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OIC Marcial reaffirms PBA’s commitment to Gilas program

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Under the current setup forged back in 2016, all 12 PBA teams are required to lend at least two players, a veteran and a member of the cadet pool which they drafted back in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, which will comprise coach Chot Reyes’ Gilas roster.So far, only three teams have exceeded that two-per-team cap and have willingly allowed their players to join the national team, namely TNT (Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy), NLEX (Kevin Alas, Kiefer Ravena, and Fonzo Gotladera), and Rain or Shine (Gabe Norwood, Raymond Almazan, and Mike Tolomia).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarcial assured that the PBA will always be behind Gilas Pilipinas when coming up with the best possible Philippine team to compete in the international stage.“We are and we’ve always been all-out in our support,” he said. “I told them that I’m not here as a visitor because we’ve been partners ever since.” Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The affable executive said that he will try his best to be in attendance for the weekly sessions.“I will try to be here every Monday as long as I don’t have a meeting to attend to. If you’ll see, we’re all happy here like friends. That’s how the PBA is to Gilas,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Raptors’ Kyle Lowry makes $1 million donation to Villanova Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial hinted at the possibility of having more than two representatives per team in Gilas Pilipinas  as the league continues its support for the national tea program.“The PBA is 100-percent in support of Gilas. You’ll never know, they may propose to remove the limits on the players  who can play for the national team. That’s possible,”  said Marcial on Monday as he attended Gilas’ weekly practice.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments MOST READlast_img read more

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Resource Works speaker talks to NPSS students

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — On Tuesday, high school students got the chance to listen to the Executive Director of Resource Works speak about the future of the resource industry, and its ties to their home.Stewart Muir was at North Peace Secondary School in the afternoon, speaking with other groups in other places during his trip to the Peace region. He told the students in Sarah Huggins’ science class he was curious to hear from them about what they want to do and where they want their careers to take them.Some students wanted to get into the natural resource market and stay in Fort St. John. Others were keen on travelling, and settling in other places.- Advertisement -He also spoke to local residents, and residents all across B.C., at the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, FSJ for LNG’s event, and at the Mayor’s Caucus earlier this week.last_img read more

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2015 Ohio State Fair Market Barrow Grand Champion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Troy Elwer of Delphos was named the Grand Champion Jr. Market Barrow with his Champion Dark Crossbred Hog. Dale Minyo spoke to him right after the show.last_img

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Fort Recovery awards vocational scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three students from the Fort Recovery High School were recently awarded Fort Recovery Vocational Scholarships of $400 each.Students receiving this scholarship were Nate Knapke, Leah Kunk, and Adam Schmitz. This award is presented to seniors from Fort Recovery who were taking a vocational program through Fort Recovery High School or Tri-Star Career Compact.To become eligible for the scholarship, the student must be nominated by their employer, teacher, or guidance counselor and show an interest in pursuing secondary education at a college, university, or technical school.The scholarship committee would like to thank many local businesses and community members for donating to the scholarship fund over the years. This year’s donors were: A1 Ag Services Inc., Farm Credit Services Inc., Fort Recovery Industries, Green’s Quality Meats LLC., Hastings Auto Sales, Jutte Enterprises, Klingshirn & Sons Trucking, LeFeld Welding and Steel Inc., Mike Kahlig and Son Inc., Nature’s Corner, Reinhard Dairy Products, St. Henry Tile Company Inc., Vore’s Welding and Steel Inc., and Wuebker Construction LLC.last_img read more

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Data Science Careers: From Fragmentation to Necessity

first_imgRelated Posts Over the past decade — the concept of being a data scientist has become a “normal” occupation title. It is no longer an unusual way to phrase the job description in data analytics. Now this to the industry standard term for a swath of data careers.Data Science.Like any career going through a period of discovery and change, data science is both proving itself vital to emerging markets while also working through misconceptions of what the field entails. Considering its prominence in machine learning.Data scientists are also emerging in other tech fields. It’s an interesting career path to follow with more jobs under its umbrella term than might be immediately apparent. The basics and the misconceptionsAs a term — data science refers to what previously may have been known as advanced analytics, econometrics, statistics or machine learning. These jobs all contain a focus on the collection and analyzation of data. It’s easy to assume a job of this nature focuses on modeling and presenting data.A large portion of data science revolves around the collection of raw data — and employing algorithms to make the data more easily accessible to humans. It’s one of many small misconceptions of the field and for good reason. Industry professionals have described the field as an activity rather than a job title as it covers so many possible routes of employment and individual tasks. Generally speaking, those in the field work with teams of similar skill sets and interests.Each subset of the field has a different employment of methodologies. These areas of individual expertise are making each scientist very different from the next. Though some portions of the job descriptor may sound like a data analyst.The core of data science revolves around applying the scientific method to solving business problems with a heavier focus on mathematics and computing.Jobs in the data scientist field.A large number of job postings by potential employers show a preference for data scientists with experience in SQL, Python and Java. Expecting long hours of coding that requires a deep understanding of the math behind different formulae. Those with experience in the field have pointed out that there are no secret formulae that solve complex business issues. Instead the only methods to finding answers through stringent research and trial-and-error methodology.Rigorous activity in research.The upside to all of this rigorous activity? High salary and job satisfaction, according to Glassdoor’s ranked list of the top 50 jobs in America for 2018. These jobs are ranked by potential salary, job satisfaction and the number of open positions posted through the previous year. The data science field is a fast-growing field that shows almost ten times as many workers in the field as compared to five years ago. Education requirements can be stringent and the field is competitive to the point where having a Master of Data Science might be necessary to stand out amongst competition. A day in the life of a data scientistUnsurprisingly, no two experts in the field seem to have an identical itinerary when it comes to their daily tasks. Routines vary wildly and some report not having a daily routine at all. Some researchers instead follow the shifting needs of their workplace. It’s a field that supports both pre-planners and free spirits as long as they have an interest in problem-solving. Scientists who responded to the prompt seem to all report a strong focus on communication. Most are backing up the field’s focus on working with teams. Starting off the average workday with a meeting to either set weekly goals or follow up on how those goals are being met seems to be a common thread. At the same time, updating team leaders and senior management on the progress of these projects. In relatable terms seems equally important, meaning those who have trouble sharing ideas may struggle with certain aspects of the field. One responder noted he spends roughly eighty percent of his time cleaning data.This comment is suggesting those periods of communication can be blissfully brief and infrequent — if you find the right workplace. All of this could diversity could change depending on which field of data science interests you the most. The average day for a machine learning scientist will likely play out very differently than a workday for a data engineer.  However, these two fields often work in tandem on similar projects or within the same company. Looking into the future of the fieldIf you’re concerned for the future of data science positions — the good news is that the field has existed for some time. Often called and used under many names — even in most cities. This job title that barely existed as of 2011.Who would guess at it’s rise to such prominence and near-global use? The data science field is important enough that it is developing clear terminology and has proven itself important. Looking into the future of all technologies.Data used in this field is a difficult proposition. Focusing on how the field will continue to prove its merit and become more mainstream has been tackled before — and proves much simpler to hypothesize. Anthony Goldbloom of Kaggle shared how the O’Reilly’s Strata Conference in 2011 helped bring the field together. Goldbloom spoke in an effort to unify professionals across the industry in a way that proved the cross-compatibility of their skillsets. This at a time when the field was fragmented by non-standard terminology. There has been a movement to use the concept of applying the scientific method to analyzing data and making business decisions. This use of the same concept and verbiage has entered the corporate mainstream to the point where many Silicon Valley companies rely heavily on data science. Almost every major decision of a company is now being analyzed by a data scientist. Enter machine learning.Machine learning and data analytics have entered the business lexicon quickly and efficiently. This field is bringing businesses away from an era of Excel spreadsheets and idea-pitching meetings.  Predictive data models and experts solve problems are being solved before they even arise. As the field advances, reliance on this style of predictive problem solving can only increase — making for a stable field of employment for those with the right aptitudes. For those who enjoy breaking down problems through rigorous testing will find fulfillment in solving business problems.At the cutting edge of their field — data science is a tempting job title to consider chasing. It holds the promise of longevity with room for developing new skills and honing old ones. This field holds the edge of being able to share your solutions with those people and businesses who need them most. In short, it’s a problem-solver’s dream. Alisia Watson is a brand strategist at My Ultimate Success Tips and Open Sky News. Follow the Puck How Data Analytics Can Save Livescenter_img Alisia Watson AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Ignore the Critics

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Hustlers inevitably draw attention to themselves. Because they work hard, make waves, and make things happen, people take notice. Some small portion of those who take notice will be critical of the hustler (not only will the number of critics be small, their stature is equally small).The critic attacks the hustler. They attack her work as being inferior to others and inferior to their own work (many critics will mistakenly believe they are the hustler’s peer, even though they criticize instead of hustling). They attack the fact that she makes waves, that she doesn’t know her place. They attack her because she is producing results. And her results are the real source of their criticism; they criticize because they are jealous.The critic wants the attention that the hustler commands. When they can’t get the attention themselves, the critic tries desperately hard to bring down the hustler. When the attacks on her work and the attention she is getting don’t work, the critics attack the hustler personally. They attack her intelligence, her appearance, her motives, anything to bring her down to their level. When the attacks get personal, you know for certain the critic is beaten.None of this matters to the hustler. The hustler doesn’t care what the critic believes about her or her work. The critic’s attacks don’t interest the hustler because she isn’t doing what she does for the critics. The critics aren’t her audience. The hustler is hustling for herself, for the people counting on her, and for the people who find value in what she does. So she ignores the critics, and she continues her hustle.There isn’t a professional movie critic with an academy award for directing or acting. Their isn’t a music critic with a shelf full of Grammys for having written, produced, or performed music that changed the world. Their isn’t a literary critic with a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize in literature. Those awards belong to the hustlers, to the people who have put themselves out there, who have bravely opened themselves up to the criticism.If you are going to hustle, create, and make a difference, you are going to draw the slings and arrows of the critic. The critic isn’t your audience, and trying to please the critics is a fool’s errand. Ignore the critics, and let the trolls be damned.last_img read more

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