Google Launches Chrome Music Lab To Encourage Everyone To Learn Music

first_imgLearning about music is now more accessible than ever. As part of this year’s Music In Our Schools month, Google Chrome is testing out new technologies that allow everyone to learn music, so long as they have a computer and the Internet. According to the website, Chrome Music Lab is a “collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works. They’re collaborations between musicians and coders, all built with the freely available Web Audio API.” Science Confirms That People Who Play Music Are Smarter Than Others [Watch]So far, users are able to to create, analyze, and visualize music right in the browser without any plug-ins. You can see what sound looks like, how melody works, create rhythms, and can even turn your own drawings into music. Take a look at some of the technology they’ve incorporated to make this possible.Still in it’s experimental phase, the program is currently open-sourced to allow coders to go in an build their own ideas. Check out what Chrome Music Lab is capable of, and explore the site yourself. Watch the demonstration video below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

This huge southside home is “one of the best I’ve ever seen” according to the agent

first_img21 Weal Avenue, Tarragindi is deceptive from the roadfrontThey’re two words which barely capture the imposing floor space on offer at 21 Weal St, Tarragindi, according to Harcourts Coorparoo sales consultant, Conrad Leisemann.Mr Leisemann said when buyers arrived for their first inspection, their senses were thrown.“A lot of buyers have rocked up and said, ‘Surely this can’t be the right house?’ and then you open the front door and walk in — it just never ends this house,” Mr Leisemann said. The agent said the home is so large, he gets lost in it.WHEN it comes to family homes, space and separation have been the hallmarks of recent successful sales. The agent said the owners didn’t skimp on the quality“There a central cinema, the gymnasium off to the side and the basketball court at the back of the garage.“They’ve done it in a way that’s so tasteful and they’ve kept the character and feel of the home,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair There’s room for families to spread out at 21 Weal Avenue, TarragindiThe renovation took the early 1900s colonial to a new level by creating a two-storey, six-bedroom, six-bathroom layout with a myriad of features.Mr Leisemann said the work was of the highest quality and the new design is thoughtful and functional.“This home, to me, takes the cake. They haven’t skimped on anything,” he said.“For a renovated home it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen, definitely,” he said. The spaces are perfectly laid out according to the agent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago“It took us 15 minutes just to turn off all the lights last Saturday when we left. It’s a big place — I get lost in it,” he saidThe home is now a far cry from its origins.last_img read more

Yarie triumphant with last-corner pass

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (July 30) – Marcus Yarie made a last-lap, last-corner pass on Kevin Feck for his seventh local Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature win of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.Tony Wedelstadt took the lead on the opening lap and quickly began to pull away from the rest of the field. Feck moved to second, trying to keep pace while Yarie joined the top three on lap three.Wedelstadt had already built up a sizable lead as Feck and Yarie separated themselves from the rest of the field as well. On lap 10, Wedelstadt caught the tail of the field, slowing his pace a bit. Feck and Yarie began to quickly reel in the leader.On lap thirteen Wedelstadt, Feck, and Yarie were nose to tail racing for the lead. Feck then went to the outside of Wedelstadt to take the lead on lap 14. As the field reached the back straight, Wedelstadt made contact with Cole Petit ending the night for both of them and bringing out a caution with six laps left.Feck was quick on the restart but Yarie stayed with him. Over the course of the next few laps, Feck ran the high line near the wall as Yarie searched for a way by. Entering turn three on the final lap, Yarie dove to the inside of Feck.Feck drove his machine as hard as he could in turn four and slipped up the track. It was the open­ing Yarie needed as he raced past Feck heading out of turn four to the checkered flag.  Feck held on for second followed by Jamie Schmidt, Eddie Muenster and Lance Arneson.Dan Michonski came from 16th to win his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and Lucas Lamber­ies won his sixth Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Damian Lillard’s buzzer-beater sets Twitter ablaze

first_img🗣M 🗣V 🗣P 🗣 pic.twitter.com/iu9Rz77UyQ— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 24, 2019The buzzer-beater capped off an impressive night for Lillard, who finished with 50 points, and his game-winning shot led to a big reaction from the NBA world as players and fans watched his playoff performance send Portland to the second round of the playoffs. Take a look at some of the best reactions from around the NBA in response to Lillard’s buzzer-beater: Related News NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Raptors, 76ers advance with blowout wins; Trail Blazers eliminate Thunder The Trail Blazers are heading to the next round of the Western Conference playoffs after winning their opening series 4-1 against the Thunder, thanks in large part to a buzzer-beater from Damian Lillard.  With the score tied and less than five seconds remaining in Tuesday’s game, Lillard took what seemed like an unlikely shot from 37 feet out. But the ball ended up going in to lift the Trail Blazers to a 118-115 win in Game 5.  akudfhjalksfjd;aioefj;aiejf;aiweljf;ailekjf’aoeijf;aehwf;aeha;wefj;aowijfeao;’eijwf;aoe’ijwf;aeiowfja;efja;ewifjk;alejaefwff— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 24, 2019⌚️— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 24, 2019Damn Dame! Wow!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 24, 2019DAME FOR GAME🙀 #DAMETIME ⌚️— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 24, 2019ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME ??????????? 😱🤯😱🤯— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) April 24, 2019Unreal @Dame_Lillard— Jrue Holiday (@Jrue_Holiday11) April 24, 2019Karma! Lol— kuz (@kylekuzma) April 24, 2019One of the coldest game winners I’ve seen..— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 24, 2019What a game!— elfrid payton (@elfrid) April 24, 2019God DAME!!!— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) April 24, 2019… now thats a dagger. What a performance. All series long. Salute to a true hooper. 💯— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) April 24, 2019OH SHIT 😱— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) April 24, 2019OMG DAMN…..— Josh Hart (@joshhart) April 24, 2019DAME DAMN!!!!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 24, 2019😳— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) April 24, 2019last_img read more

Top environmental award for Greetham Valley

first_img Greetham Valley in Rutland is the 2017 Environmental Golf Course of the Year after ‘astounding’ the judges of the Golf Environment Awards, hosted by the Sports Turf Research Institute. The 45-hole golf, hotel and conference centre was applauded for its ‘whole team effort’ to create a sustainable golf course and they beat opposition from top UK venues. Owners Robert and Dee Hinch paid tribute to the whole team at Greetham Valley, saying “We all work together to tackle and achieve environmental best practice and we are absolutely delighted to have this recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony.” Their aim to reduce the carbon footprint and increase biodiversity across Greetham Valley is supported by the staff in all departments, who play their part in numerous eco-projects, and by the long-term sustainability investment by the Hinch family. Course Manager Adi Porter has implemented many of the ecological initiatives which helped win the award. This has included greatly reducing chemical usage by controlling pests, disease and weeds using holistic techniques; and creating an improved habitat for wildlife by: • becoming part of Operation Pollinator – “the golf industry’s chance to save UK bees” – creating wildflower meadows and a bee tower; • erecting a series of nesting boxes for birds and bats; • constructing a reed bed and 17 new fish ponds which have attracted a diversity of flora and fauna; • building wildlife-friendly drystone and log walls and a bug hotel for hibernation and shelter; • erecting birdfeeders, feeding towers and bird hides and creating a floating bird island. The Hinch family’s long term environmental investments include the installation of two huge biomass boilers, powered by woodchip, which provide heat and hot water for most of the complex. Since 1990 over 26,000 trees have been planted across the estate and all felled trees are re-used, for example as chippings for pathways and biomass boilers and as logs for the woodburners in the clubhouse and the holiday cottage. A 40kwh solar panel power system has been installed and LED lighting is fitted throughout the complex. Rainwater is recycled into the irrigation system, more sustainable and efficient sanitary equipment has been installed in public areas, whilst the machinery wash-down system is an environmentally sealed recycling loop. The resort’s holiday lodges were purchased from a company which sources the timber from sustainable Norwegian forests. Across the complex, cleaning and housekeeping supplies are eco-friendly; vegetable food waste from the kitchen is composted along with grass cuttings and leaves from the golf courses and grounds and the wood chip ash from the boilers. This rich crumbly compost is then used by the greenkeepers across the estate. Two-thirds of rubbish produced is recycled including glass, plastic and paper, as is engine oil from the workshop, fryer oil from the kitchen and ink cartridges and paper from the offices. Other awards were:  Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year 2017 – Edward Ainsworth of Avro Golf Club, Cheshire, who impressed with his vivacious passion for wildlife conservation, not only on the nine-hole course that he manages, but within the wider landscape. Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year 2017 – Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire, for their determined and extensive fen restoration works. Their efforts have seen the return of a number of fen indicator species which haven’t been seen for many years. Operation Pollinator 2017 –to bee and butterfly-friendly John O’Gaunt Golf Club in Bedfordshire, for their mosaic of nectar and pollen-rich habitats created by greenkeeper Stephen Thompson. Captions: Top, from left, Greetham Valley owners Robert and Dee Hinch with course manager Adi Porter. Below: a course view at Greetham Valley 30 Jan 2017 Top environmental award for Greetham Valley last_img read more