VIDEO Watch WHS Band and 7th 8th Grade Band Winter Concert

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Marching Band and Jazz Band, plus the 7th and 8th grade band, held their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 13 in the Wilmington High School Auditorium.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover the concert. Watch it below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/5/8/6/5/c/b/5865cb20-40b0-4e33-b3d3-42788774ee291544887028.650%2B49669727.694%40castus4-wilmington%2B15448899201544888122398143.vod.720p.20181213_Winter%20Concerts%202018_WHS%20Band%20Jazz%20Band%207th%208th%20Grade.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/5/8/6/5/c/b/5865cb20-40b0-4e33-b3d3-42788774ee291544887028.650%2B49669727.694%40castus4-wilmington%2B15448899201544888122398143.vod.720p.20181213_Winter%20Concerts%202018_WHS%20Band%20Jazz%20Band%207th%208th%20Grade.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch WHS Band and 7th & 8th Grade Band Winter ConcertIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Pops ConcertIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Spring Band FestivalIn “Videos”last_img read more

Game of Thrones finale Emilia Clarke addresses Daenerys ending

first_img 2 Share your voice The 38 most gut-wrenching Game of Thrones deaths, ranked TV and Movies Warning: Game of Thrones finale spoilers ahead. Game of Thrones has ended its watch, but we’re still reeling from the aftermath of the series finale. One of the coolest shots from the episode. HBO The episode, called The Iron Throne, aired Sunday on HBO. It evoked Lord of The Rings ending vibes (George R.R. Martin is a huge fan after all), with Arya and Jon going off on further adventures, though it retained its trademark emotional bullets, specifically the killing of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen at the hand of Jon Snow. Clarke spoke to Entertainment Weekly in detail about the lead-up to her character’s end, and why it makes total sense. The internet’s sentiment toward Dany’s progression has been split, with many acknowledging the foreshadowing of her descent into madness, but deploring how quickly it happened in the final season. Jon Snow is partly to blame In the lead-up to Dany’s annihilation of King’s Landing, she suffers her best friend’s death, the death of one of her dragons, betrayal by Varys and a general isolation from the people of the North. Most significantly, her love with Jon Snow is tarnished by both the reveal that he’s her nephew and as such has a greater claim to the Iron Throne. game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-4-jon-dany-hsJon rejects Dany’s affections. Helen Sloan/HBO Clarke detailed the changes Dany’s mindset underwent during this emotionally and mentally scarring period. “She genuinely starts with the best intentions,” she said.The Starks’ coldness toward Dany hits her hard after everything she’s been through. “There’s so much she’s taken on in her duty in life to rectify, so much she’s seen and witnessed and been through and lost and suffered and hurt,” Clarke said. “Suddenly these people are turning around and saying, ‘We don’t accept you.'” And Dany couldn’t recover from it. “She’s killed so many people already,” Clarke said. “I can’t turn this ship around.”In episode 5, Jon rejects a kiss from Dany. Without his love or the love of the people of Westeros, this leads to her new mindset to rule by fear. “There’s this boy. And she thinks, ‘He loves me, and I think that’s enough.’ But is it enough? Is it? And it’s just that hope and wishing that finally there is someone who accepts her for everything she is and … he f—king doesn’t,” Clarke said. game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-4-missandei-face-the-mountainSeconds before Dany’s best friend Missandei meets her demise. HBO Losing Missandei The death of Dany’s best friend Missandei was one of the major factors in Dany’s arc. “There’s a number of turning points you see for Daenerys in the season, but that’s the biggest break,” Clarke said.  Dany being killed by Jon Snow In the Great Hall of the Red Keep, Dany finally has her moment to touch the Iron Throne. Soon after, Jon Snow joins her, and after a tearful encounter, he makes his decision to slide a dagger through her chest. “Um, he just doesn’t like women does he?” Clarke said. “He keeps f—king killing them.” Clarke addressed Jon’s decision to follow Tyrion’s wishes and kill Dany before she could attempt to “break the wheel” and free every single person in Westeros and beyond from oppressors. Drogon destroys the throne after seeing his mother is dead. HBO “No. If I were to put myself in his shoes I’m not sure what else he could have done aside from… oh, I dunno, maybe having a discussion with me about it?” Clarke said. Still, Dany’s death gave a glimpse of the more innocent Dany from earlier seasons.”Hopefully, what you’ll see in that last moment as she’s dying is: There’s the vulnerability — there’s the little girl you met in season 1.” Dany’s actions were ‘logical’ On whether Dany’s actions make sense, Clarke is in the positive camp.”I stand by Daenerys … I stand by her. I can’t not.” Head to EW to read the entire interview. Tags Comments 38 Photos Game of Throneslast_img read more

WoW Classic might get shorter queue times thanks to Blizzard fix

first_img 6 Share your voice You can tell that I’m on a British server since the players instinctively started queueing up to pick up a quest item each in turn #WoWClassic pic.twitter.com/l4A7GtXTta— jack 🏳️‍🌈🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 commissions open (@Grimolk) August 26, 2019 Tags Those interested in playing WoW Classic need to purchase a subscription from the Blizzard Shop, which costs $15 a month. This subscription also gives players access to the current version of WoW. All current WoW subscribers will have access to WoW Classic.The idea for WoW Classic came from players who started their own private servers with older versions of the game, commonly known as vanilla WoW. In April 2016, Blizzard began shutting down these unauthorized servers, causing a backlash from the fanbase, but it did spur the developer to look for a proper solution. Blizzard made the first WoW Classic announcement in November 2017 and in May gave it the Aug. 26 release date.Originally published Aug. 26, 12:24 p.m. PT.Updates, Aug. 27 and 28: Adds details and developer comments. WoW Classic is ready to launch. Blizzard Entertainment Players can now return to Azeroth like it was in 2006, as World of Warcraft Classic servers went live Monday. Long queue times to play the game upset many players, but Blizzard Entertainment said Wednesday that it’ll cut down on the wait by deploying a hot-fix to increase the number of people allowed to play on a server. WoW Classic went live in the Americas starting at 3 p.m. PT Monday. Players who tried logging in right away likely found themselves waiting. Multiple players shared their queue time in the WoW Classic subreddit, with waiting periods ranging from 30 minutes to a few hours. A Wednesday post on the Blizzard forums for WoW Classic says the developer is deploying a fix to increase the number of people who can log in and play the game. It expects this to shorten the wait time, and for some servers to have no waiting at all. Ian Hazzikostas, World of Warcraft game director, responded to the criticism on the Blizzard forums over the long queues. “We’ve tried to prioritize the long-term health of our realm communities, recognizing that if we undershot the mark in terms of launch servers, we could move quickly to add additional realms in the opening hours,” he said Tuesday. “But if we went out with too many servers, weeks or months down the line we’d have a much tougher problem to solve.”Another sign of the WoW Classic’s popularity: More than 1 million viewers watched various streams of the game on Twitch on Monday. According to Twitch analytics site SullyGnome, viewers watched more than 20 million hours in the past seven days. The game predates many of the expansions released over the past 15 years since it was first launched. The WoW Classic version of the game is 1.12, known as the Drums of War update released in August 2006, prior to the release of the first major expansion, The Burning Crusade.Blizzard expected extended queues Monday and added more realms for players to join when the servers went live, but it wasn’t enough because so many players attempted to log on. The developer also increased the number of character slots to 10 per realm.Players who were able to finally log in received a surprise on certain servers. Everyone starts at level 1 in WoW Classic meaning there are hundreds of people trying to complete the same low-level quests. Some servers saw players lining up in an orderly fashion to take turns defeating certain monsters required for a mission.  I quit World of Warcraft in 2010. Here’s why I came back Now playing: Watch this: 3:35 Comments When the amount of people is too much to tag a boss, you form groups of 5 in a line! Best community ever @Warcraft #WoWClassic pic.twitter.com/lFpAWbmnqn— 00SPYDER (@00Spyder) August 26, 2019 Video Games Online Blizzard took down servers for a short period of time for maintenance on Tuesday. When servers came back up, players were still dealing with long queue times to log in to the game.  Why I love #WoWClassic 😀 #Warcraft pic.twitter.com/SOx00k34C0— I is Dazi the Whale Shark (@FrostytheElf) August 27, 2019 Activisionlast_img read more

Several students thrown out of DU hall

first_imgSeveral students of Kabi Sufia Kamal hall of Dhaka University (DU) were allegedly forced out of their dormitory early Friday, reports UNB.Wishing anonymity, a student of the dormitory, said “When we tried to protest at the hall authorities’ decision, the hall provost threatened us to cancel the studentship if we don’t leave the hall immediately.”It is not clear yet how many students were forced to leave the dormitory although some students alleged that 20 students were forced out of the hall.Hall provost Sabita Rezwana Rahman denied the allegation saying, “We called a number of students for investigation and checking their mobile phones.”“They are spreading rumours through fake Facebook accounts. We also called guardians of some students to inform about their daughters’ activities. Three students have been handed over to their local guardians. But we didn’t expel or cancel any student’s seat.”On 10 April, the DU authorities expelled Isha, president of Sufia Kamal hall unit of BCL, as some BCL activists led by Isha allegedly swooped on some residents of the hall, leaving Morsheda Akhter, a 4th year student of Botany department, critically injured.A probe body was formed soon after the incident.Besides, the BCL central executive committee expelled Isha on charge of ‘violating organisational discipline’ and later withdrew it as the organisation also found her innocent.The Dhaka University authorities on Wednesday withdrew its previous order expelling Isha as its probe body found ‘no evidence of torture on a student inside the hall’ by Isha.last_img read more

Houston Symphony Challenges Status Quo Includes More Female Conductors

first_img– / 3Jessica Cottis conducts at the City of London Sinfonia on November 22, 2017. Photo credit: James Berry Listen X Sharecenter_img 00:00 /00:57 The push for women to have equal opportunities in historically male-dominated jobs has affected a spectrum of industries: the symphony is one of them.Male and female musicians in orchestras have almost equal representation, according to a 2016 survey by the League of American Orchestras. But, only about 20 percent of conductors in America are women.John Mangum, Houston Symphony Executive Director and CEO, says that needs to change. “In our Miller Outdoor Theatre concerts this summer, we had two male and two female conductors. I was really proud of that,” said Mangum.Conductors Jessica Cottis and Elim Chan made their Houston debut performances in June.  Kaupo KikkasConductor Jessica Cottis Willeke MachielsConductor Elim Chan“If people don’t challenge things, the status quo just sort of stays in place,” said Mangum.“And I think the status quo has been conductors are supposed to be men, and, ya know, I think we’re learning that there are some wonderful female conductors who are kind of under the radar because they just didn’t have the opportunity five, ten years ago. And so, giving them the opportunity now, I think, is critical.”Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, said orchestras are playing catch-up to what he says has been a gender-role issue.“Historically, it’s been a male-dominated role,” said Rosen. “The concept of the conductor, ya know, was kind of the classic authoritarian figure, who told everyone what to do… And that was presumed to be a role only suitable for men. And that is changing. It’s changing slowly, but it is, in fact, changing.”The Houston Symphony says Jane Glover is conducting all of its performances of Messiah this holiday season. Some female conductors are slated for the to-be-announced 2019-2020 season, according to Mangum.Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect conductor Jane Glover is incorporated in the Houston Symphony’s 2018-2019 season, as well.  To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more