Jacks fall to 2-7 at home after loss to Cal State Los Angeles

first_imgEureka >> In the game of basketball, size matters. If you don’t have much of it, you better make up for it with energy and intensity.On Thursday, it was the Humboldt State Lumberjacks that failed to sustain the energy and intensity, and Cal State Los Angeles made them pay for it.Five Golden Eagles players scored in double figures as Cal State LA shot 52.8 percent from the field as a team en route to a 77-59 victory over Humboldt State at Lumberjack Arena.“First of all, (HSU) is a great team. …last_img read more

Umoja: African dance explosion

first_img18 February 2009The history of South African music and dance is traced through the magnificent Africa Umoja, which played to critical acclaim in 28 countries before finding a permanent home in the revamped Victory Theatre complex in Johannesburg.A multi-talented cast delivers a two-hour explosion of song and dance in a production that celebrates African culture as it moves through the journeys made by Africans from the country to the city, from traditional to modern, from the earliest rhythms to kwaito.Zoopy TV: A hit musical worldwide, Africa Umoja finds its home in Johannesburg – and takes aim at becoming the longest-running show in South African history. Click arrow to play video.As the dancers move from one sequence to the next, so their dance styles progress, each influencing the next, until in the end all styles are shown to have come from the same place: the music and drums of Africa.In the flowing movements of the Venda Umashona (snake dance), the precision of Zulu stick fighting is mirrored; the sangoma chants like he is possessed by spirits, and the women shake their hips as no other nation can. By the end, the more modern dances, like kwaito and pantsula, have the audience clapping in joy.Throughout the show, the drummers are well supported by a five-piece band and a passionate marimba-playing duo who never get a note wrong. The singers don’t miss a beat, the choreography is slick, the costumes are spot on and the energy is astonishing.Africa Umoja plays at the 470-seat Victory Theatre on the corner of Woodlands Road and Louis Botha Avenue in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.The complex includes a jazz bar, a 250-seat restaurant serving a wide range of traditional dishes, and ample secure parking.Performances are from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and at 3pm on Sundays. Tickets are available through Computicket or the theatre’s box office on +27 (0)11 728 9603. For more information, visit Africa Umoja.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

MySpace Partners with UStream for Embedded Live Video Chat with Mixed Results

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell Neither the “studio” nor the audio, which was fraught with ear-torturing static, were what one would expect at any other kind of press junket. And the MySpaceID integration, which would allow users to comment on the video chat, was far from perfect. Every text comment required a two-click confirmation, but there didn’t seem to be any options to have that content duplicated on a user’s profile as a status update or bulletin, which might have helped with attracting more users to the chat. Moreover, a few comments we tried to send timed out or simply didn’t post.MySpace is painfully late to the game in integrating technologies such as Twitter, UStream, and other services that could grant the aging behemoth a second wind in terms of reclaiming former users, especially in the U.S.In general, the ability to conduct real-time, live video interviews might be a great promotional vehicle for entertainment properties, but this effort seemed far too half-hearted to be a successful implementation of the available technology. MySpace, UStream, and the properties they choose to have participate in these kinds of promotions will have to do a much better job of ensuring a glitch-free experience for a larger group of users if these partnerships are to have any meaning in the company’s future. Tags:#Real-Time Web#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts This morning, MySpace users got to see and participate in a live video chat with actor Gerard Butler and director F. Gary Gray through a MySpace promotional page that integrated popular streaming video site UStream.Due to an unfortunate technical glitch, users ended up hearing the audio from the film’s trailer over the interview audio. Overall, the audio was a mess, and UStream/MySpaceID integration for commenting was a popup-ridden, timeout-plagued, fail-inducing nightmare. Nevertheless, as a first-time integration of real-time, interactive video on one of the world’s largest social networks, we suppose results could have been worse.Relatively few users seemed tuned in for the chat, which was posted at several spots on the MySpace page for the movie Butler was promoting, Law Abiding Citizen. By relatively few, we mean that a the chat’s UStream page had around 1,000 views, 3 ratings, and fewer than 30 text responses at “press time.”last_img read more