Rhythmbox is a free and open-source audio player software, tag editor and music organizer for digital audio files on Linux and Unix-like systems. Rhythmbox is designed to work well under GNOME, however it can function on other desktop environments, it is scalable, able to handle libraries with tens of thousands of songs with ease. It provides a full feature set including full support for Unicode, fast but powerful tag editing, a variety of plug-ins. Rhythmbox is the default audio player on many Linux distributions including Fedora, Ubuntu since v12.04 LTS, Linux Mint as of version 18.1. Rhythmbox offers a significant number of features, including: Playback from a variety of digital music sources is supported; the most common playback is music stored locally as files on the computer. Rhythmbox supports playing podcasts as well; the ReplayGain standard is supported. Rhythmbox supports searching of music in the library. Playlists may be created to order music. Users may create'smart playlists,' ones that are automatically updated based on a customized rule of selection criteria rather than an arbitrary list of tracks.
Music may repeat mode. Track ratings are supported and used by the shuffle mode algorithm to play higher-rated tracks more often. Enabling the crossfading backend option with a duration of 0.0 switches Rhythmbox into gapless playback mode for music formats that support it. Gapless playback is not enabled by default. Audio CD ripping Comprehensive audio format support through GStreamer iPod support Android support Since the 0.9 release, Rhythmbox can create audio CDs from playlists. Since the 0.9.5 release, Rhythmbox can display cover art of the playing album. The plugin can search the internet to find corresponding artwork, as of 0.12.6, can read artwork from ID3 tags. If an image file is saved in the same directory as the audio track this is used instead. Rhythmbox can play sounds from SoundCloud, via built-in SoundCloud plugin. Since the 0.9.5 release, Rhythmbox can provide song lyrics of the playing song by pressing, as long as the lyrics are stored in a lyrics database. Rhythmbox can submit played songs info to a remote scrobbling service.
This information is used by the remote service to provide user specific music recommendations. Rhythmbox supports 2 scrobbling services: Last.fm Libre.fm, the open-source drop-in replacement. Music can be scrobbled to both services at the same time. Rhythmbox supports playing shared music on local network via DAAP sharing plugin; the plugin uses libdmapsharing to provide this feature. Rhythmbox uses the Linux udev subsystem to detect player devices. Rhythmbox can subscribe to podcasts from the iTunes Store, Miroguide.com or by manually providing a podcast feed URL. Subsequently, new podcasts are automatically downloaded and available from the Library under the section Podcasts. Rhythmbox can be controlled remotely with a Web browser, via inbuilt Web remote control plugin. Rhythmbox has a plug-in API for Python, or Vala. There are nearly 50 third party plug-ins for Rhythmbox. Including a 10 Band audio Equalizer, many official plug-ins including: Rhythmbox has been extensively integrated with a number of external programs and devices including: Software audio players List of feed aggregators Comparison of feed aggregators Rhythmbox website
Rob Parker is an American sports anchor for 7 Action News at 10pm on TV20 Detroit and a contributor to Fox Sports 1's show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. Prior to that, he was a sports columnist for ClickOnDetroit.com and a regular commentator on WDIV-TV Local 4 Sports Final Edition. Parker served as a sports columnist for The Detroit News and was a member of ESPN'S First Take program. Parker received a B. S. in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He was the first black sports columnist at the Detroit Free Press in 1993 and the first black general sports columnist at Newsday in New York in 1995. Parker has written for The Detroit News, Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, the Daily News in New York and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Parker co-hosts The Odd Couple on Fox Sports Radio with Chris Broussard, he has hosted the sports-talk radio show, "Parker and The Man" with Mark Wilson for a decade on various stations. Parker had a show on ESPN Radio in New York.
On March 24, 2014, "Parker and The Man" returned to WDFN. Parker works as a contributor to FS1's Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, teaming up again with former debate partner Skip Bayless from ESPN's First Take, he is a frequent guest on Colin Cowherd's The Herd With Colin Cowherd for television and radio. He has worked at WDIV-TV in Detroit since 1993. Parker was hired on at ESPN in 2003, he was a regular on First Take, where he debated controversial sports topics with Bayless and Stephen A. Smith, he appeared on ESPN's Numbers Never Lie with Michael Smith. Parker hosted a TV show called Sports Rap on WADL in Detroit with Detroit Lions safety Ron Rice. Parker once penned a much-maligned column where he called Hank Aaron a "coward" for declining to attend when Barry Bonds would break the career home run record. In October 2008, Parker erroneously reported that Kirk Cousins, quarterback for the Michigan State Spartans, was involved in a fight with members of the Michigan State hockey team. After being publicly reproved by head coach Mark Dantonio at his weekly news conference, Parker was suspended by The Detroit News for two weeks.
On December 21, 2008, at a press conference following the Lions 42–7 loss to the New Orleans Saints, during the Lions' 0–16 season, Parker caused controversy when he addressed a question at Lions head coach Rod Marinelli about Lions defensive coordinator Joe Barry, Marinelli's son-in-law, inquiring whether Marinelli wished that his daughter had "married a better defensive coordinator." The question was criticized as inappropriate. The next day, Parker wrote that the comment was not a malicious attack. On January 6, 2009, The Detroit News announced that Parker had resigned from the newspaper the previous week. On December 13, 2012, on First Take, Parker made controversial remarks relating to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during a segment discussing Griffin's comment at an earlier press conference that although he was an African-American, he did not want to be defined by that alone. Parker stated that these words were a "red flag" for him and asked "Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?"
When asked to explain what he meant by this, he stated, "He's not real. OK, he's black, he kind of does the thing, but he's not down with the cause. He's not one of us. He's kind of black but he's not like, the guy you want to hang out with because he's off to something else." Parker cited Griffin having a white fiancée and "talk about how he's a Republican". That day, ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said that Parker's comments, "were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps." ESPN announced on December 2012 that Parker would be suspended for 30 days. Parker expressed surprise at the reaction to his comments, stating "Looking back on some of the comments, I can see where people could take it out of context and run with it, but the response and what happened over the past 30 days is just shocking." ESPN announced on January 8, 2013, that Parker would not return. Rob Parker bio at ClickOnDetroit Rob Parker on IMDb
Yoo Ui-dong is a South Korean conservative politician, a Member of National Assembly for Pyeongtaek 2nd constituency since 2014. Prior to his political career, Yoo studied Thai language at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, he holds a master's degree in international relations from California State University. Following the graduation, he worked as a secretary for the ex-Prime Minister Lee Han-dong, as well as an aide for a former MP Ryu Ji-young. Yoo was elected as the MP for Pyeongtaek 2nd constituency at the 2014 by-election, after the election of Lee Jae-young was nullified, he defeated Chung Jang-sun of New Politics Alliance for Democracy. Few months after his re-election in 2016, he joined Bareun Party; when Yoo Seong-min was elected as the party's President on November 2017, Yoo was appointed as the chief spokesperson and served till the party was merged into Bareunmirae Party. On 18 May 2017, 10 Bareun and Liberty Korea MPs including Yoo proposed an amendment, which prohibits governmental researchers to be involved in politics, in order to reinforce political neutrality.
The proposed amendment includes the prohibition of endorsing its candidates. On 15 July 2019, Yoo and Paek Seung-joo, Liberty Korea MP for Gumi 1st constituency, submitted a motion to the National Assembly to dismiss the Minister of National Defence, Jeong Kyeong-doo. On 1 December, Yoo's Bareunmirae membership was suspended, as a member of the dissident group, Emergency Action for Change and Innovation; the group renamed as New Conservative Party, plans to be a new political party. Yoo is a son of Yoo Kwang, a former Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly member died in 2017. Yoo Ui-dong on Blog Yoo Ui-dong on Twitter Yoo Ui-dong on YouTube
Bajrang Bahadur Singh is an Indian politician and a member of 15th, 16th and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of Maharajganj district, Uttar Pradesh of India. He represents the Pharenda constituency of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Singh hails from Marahata in Campiarganj tehsil of Gorakhpur district and was born to Parmeshvar Singh, he is a graduate in Political Science with a degree in Prachin Historical Sainya Science from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University in 1991. Singh has been a member of the 16th and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. Since 2007 he has represented the Pharenda constituency and is a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party. In 2007, elections Singh was defeated Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Virendra Chaudhary by a margin of 8,914 votes. In 2012 elections, Singh was defeated Indian National Congress candidate Virendra Chaudhary by a margin of 13,335 votes. In 2017 elections, Singh was again defeated Indian National Congress candidate Virendra Chaudhary by a margin of 2,354 votes
City Academy is an adult creative and performing arts academy, offering daytime and weekend courses in dance, singing, filmmaking, art, life skills, & business training in venues across Central London. City Academy was founded in 2006 and launched at the Old Prudential Building in Holborn. At the launch, filmed by Channel 4 as part of its 4Talent initiative, 200 professionals took part in a night of acting and dancing. In 2014, City Academy held over 12,000 classes for over 20,000 students, with courses taking place at over 30 different venues in central London – including Sadler’s Wells, Soho Theatre, The Place, Free Word Centre, Italia Conti, Arts Theatre and The Old Finsbury Town Hall. City Academy now hosts classes in around 50 central London locations; the courses are taught by working professionals and performers from film, theatre and TV and other entertainment and creative industries. Kate Smurthwaite - stand-up comedian and political activist DeObia Oparei - actor and playwright, who joined the cast of HBO series Game of Thrones in April 2015 as Areo Hotah Giles Terera - award-winning actor and musician, co-creator of BBC documentary - Muse of Fire - centering on modern perspectives of Shakespeare Racky Plews - director & choreographer of American Idiot's 2015 West End run Marc Price - writer and creator of 2008 British zombie film Colin - "the £45 movie" Pele Cox - former Poet in Residence at the Tate Modern and Royal Academy City Academy offers classes in around 175 different creative disciplines, including a range of types of dance tuition, a series of specialist creative workshops.
The company has trained over 50,000 adults since its inception. The academy organises specialist group activities, bespoke team-building events, corporate entertainment. Over the last three years the company's clients have included Pfizer, British Airways, McGraw Hill Financial, Regent Street Association, Nike, University College London, Hilton Worldwide, Fitness First and Shell
Salivary gland tumours or neoplasms are tumours that form in the tissues of salivary glands. The salivary glands are classified as minor; the major salivary glands consist of the parotid and sublingual glands. The minor salivary glands consist of 800-1000 small mucus-secreting glands located throughout the lining of the oral cavity. Salivary gland tumours present as a lump or swelling in the affected gland which may or may not have been present for a long time; the lump may be accompanied by symptoms of duct blockage. In their early stages it is not possible to distinguish a benign tumour from a malignant one. One of the key differentiating symptoms of a malignant growth is nerve involvement. Facial pain and paraesthesia are very associated with malignant tumours. Other red flag symptoms which may suggest malignancy and warrant further investigation are fixation of the lump to the overlying skin and induration of the mucosa. There are many diagnostic methods that can be used to determine the type of salivary gland tumour and if it is benign or malignant.
Examples of diagnostic methods include: Physical exam and history: An exam of the body to check general signs of health. The head, neck and throat will be checked for signs of disease, such as lumps or anything else that seems unusual. A history of the patient's health habits and past illnesses and treatments will be taken. Endoscopy: A procedure to look at organs and tissues inside the body to check for abnormal areas. For salivary gland cancer, an endoscope is inserted into the mouth to look at the mouth and larynx. An endoscope is a tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. MRI or CT Scan: These tests can confirm the presence of a tumour. An MRI or CT Scan can show whether metastasis has occurred. Biopsy: The removal of cells or tissues so they can be viewed under a microscope by a pathologist to check for signs of cancer. Fine needle aspiration biopsy: The removal of tissue or fluid using a thin needle. An FNA is the most common type of biopsy used for salivary gland cancer, has been shown to produce accurate results when differentiating between benign and malignant tumours.
Radiographs: An OPG can be taken to rule out mandibular involvement. A chest radiograph may be taken to rule out any secondary tumours. Ultrasound: Ultrasound can be used to assess a tumour, located superficially in either the submandibular or parotid gland, it can distinguish an intrinsic from an extrinsic neoplasm. Ultrasonic images of malignant tumours include ill-defined margins. Due to the diverse nature of salivary gland tumours, many different terms and classification systems have been used; the most used is that system proposed by the World Health Organization in 2004, which classifies salivary neoplasms as primary or secondary, benign or malignant, by tissue of origin. This system defines five broad categories of salivary gland neoplasms: Benign epithelial tumors Pleomorphic adenoma Warthin's tumor Myoepithelioma Basal cell adenoma Oncocytoma Canalicular adenoma Lymphadenoma Sebaceous lymphadenoma Nonsebaceous lymphadenoma Ductal papilloma Inverted ductal papilloma Intraductal papilloma Sialadenoma papilliferum Cystadenoma Malignant epithelial tumors Acinic cell carcinoma Mucoepidermoid carcinoma Adenoid cystic carcinoma Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma Clear cell carcinoma, not otherwise specified Basal cell adenocarcinoma Sebaceous carcinoma Sebaceous lymphadenocarcinoma Cystadenocarcinoma Low-grade cribriform cystadenocarcinoma Mucinous adenocarcinoma Oncocytic carcinoma Salivary duct carcinoma Salivary duct carcinoma, not otherwise specified Adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified Myoepithelial carcinoma Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma Carcinosarcoma Metastasizing pleomorphic adenoma Squamous cell carcinoma Large cell carcinoma Lymphoepithelial carcinoma Sialoblastoma Soft tissue tumors Hemangioma Hematolymphoid tumors Hodgkin lymphoma Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Extranodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma Secondary tumors Others, not included in the WHO classification above, include: Intraosseous salivary gland tumors Hybrid tumors Hybrid carcinoma Others Others Keratocystoma Sialolipoma Most patients with early-stage lesions that are resectable tend to undergo surgery as their initial therapeutic approach, whereas those with advanced or unresectable cancers tend to be treated with radiotherapy alone or chemoradiotherapy, which hampered the comparison of the efficacy of RT alone with that of surgery combined with adjuvant RT.
But some effort had been made to reflect the role of surgery in salivary gland tumours. Treatment may include the following: Surgery Complete surgical resection, with adequate free margins, is the mainstay treatment for salivary gland tumours; however elective treatment of the N0 neck region remains a controversial topic Radiotherapy If a salivary gland tumour is cancerous, Radiation Therapy may be necessaryFast neutron therapy has been used to treat salivary gland tumors, has shown to be more effective than photons in studies treating unresectable salivary gland tumors. Chemotherapy Currently little is known about the efficacy of chemotherapy in treating salivary gland tumours. Chemotherapy, which plays an important role in systemic therapy, is reserved for the palliative treatment of symptomatic locally r