Public invited to meeting on Letterkenny’s Irish language plan

first_imgThe public is being invited to learn about the new opportunities that lie in Letterkenny’s Irish Language Plan at a public meeting on Wednesday 18th September at 7:00pm in Dillon’s Hotel.Letterkenny is set to gain new investment to develop and deliver an Irish Language Plan as a Gaeltacht Services Town over the next seven years. Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, the body appointed to draft the language plan, is hosting the public event to share information on the plan which will bring new opportunities to the area for learning and using the Irish language. Ursula Ní Shabhaois, Cinnteacht and Bairbre Uí Chathail, Lionra Leitir Ceanainn, at the Business and the Letterkenny Language Plan meeting hosted by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on Wednesday 5th JuneThere will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their opinions about the language plan and to discuss what they would like to see included.It is hoped that as many members of the community as possible will attend the event. There’s a space for everyone in the language plan, regardless of the level of fluency in Irish that you currently have.There will be new opportunities for young people, for local businesses, for parents raising their children through Irish and for the entire community as a whole. The more input that the community has in the language plan, the better the language plan will be for the area.If you’d like more information on the Irish language plan or about the public meeting, you can email us on [email protected] or [email protected] If you would prefer to call, you can contact 0044 2830 898 242. Cruinniú Poiblí Beidh cruinniú poiblí ar siúl in Óstán Dillon i Leitir Ceanainn Dé Chéadaoin an 18ú Meán Fómhair ag 7:00pm maidir le plean teanga Leitir Ceanainn.Ag an chruinniú, roinnfidh Líonra Leitir Ceanainn eolas ar an phlean teanga, a chruthóidh deiseanna nua sa cheantar leis an Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim agus a úsáid. Beidh deis ann fosta dóibh siúd atá i láthair a gcuid tuairimí a roinnt linn maidir leis an phlean teanga agus cad a ba mhaith leo a fheiceáil istigh ann.Ba mhaith linn cloisteáil ón oiread sin daoine agus is féidir. Tá spás ann do gach duine sa phlean teanga seo, is cuma cén cumas sa teanga atá acu. Beidh deiseanna nua ann do dhaoine óga, don lucht gnó, do thuismitheoirí atá ag tógáil clainne le Gaeilge agus don phobal trí chéile. An mó ionchur atá ag an phobal is fearr don phlean teanga sa cheantar.Más maith leat tuilleadh eolais a fháil ar an phlean teanga nó ar an chruinniú poiblí seo, is féidir ríomhphost a chur chuig [email protected] nó chuig [email protected] Más fearr leat scairt a chur, déan teagmháil linn ar 0044 2830 898 242.Public invited to meeting on Letterkenny’s Irish language plan was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gaeltacht Services TownLetterkenny Irish Language PlanLíonra Leitir Ceanainnlast_img read more

49ers aftermath: What we learned Monday at HQ

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Take away running back Jerick McKinnon and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to knee injuries, then take away a few more offensive weapons to more injuries, and it’s no surprise the 49ers are mired in a three-game losing streak.Coach Kyle Shanahan insisted Monday the 49ers have “strong enough people” to reverse course, even if their daunting path next features the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field next Monday …last_img read more

With Beats, Apple Could Buy The Future Of Music Instead Of Inventing It Again

first_imgWhen Apple opened the iTunes Store in 2003, the company launched the digital music revolution as we know it. Ten years later, you might pay Apple $1.29 instead of 99 cents for a song, but otherwise we’re still mostly living in the musical universe Apple ushered in. Nothing else has come along to disrupt the music industry at the scale of Napster, the iPod or iTunes—at least yet. But shhh … hear that? Once a distant underground rumble, seismic echoes of the streaming music movement are now starting to shake the walls. Last year saw the first yearly drop in digital music sales ever. Assuming that Apple’s much murmured-about $3.2 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics comes to pass, the acquisition could be actually pretty cheap earthquake insurance.See also: Get Ready For The Streaming-Music Die-OffIndividually, on-demand streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio, and Rhapsody are starved for paid users, openly struggling for a bigger piece of a pie that isn’t even on the table yet (it’s still at the iTunes table). But collectively, these services become more than the sum of their parts—and more than enough to spook Apple into buying a little cheap insurance. (Oh, yeah, I guess Apple would score those flashy headphones, too.)Streaming Music Rears Its Many HeadsGaining traction as an even more effortless alternative to Apple’s pay-per-song model, subscription music services are finally generating some major tectonic moves, pushing digital song sales down 5.7% in 2013. Annual digital album sales slipped for the first time too, down 0.1% from 117.7 million to 117.6 million.Considering that digital music sales weathered the 2008 financial collapse without contracting, it’s clear that would-be digital music buyers have stumbled onto a cooler, easier way to listen to music, even if it’s taken them a good ten years. It’s no coincidence that Apple is shopping for an on-demand streaming service right now; the times they are a-changin’. Apple remains the top dog digital music vendor, but if the market moves to a different model altogether, it won’t be pioneering this time around. In fact, Apple already tried to figure out a social music service and failed spectacularly(R.I.P.Ping). We can’t just assume that Apple has some mind-blowing vision for the future of digital music squirreled away somewhere. These days, Apple isn’t light-years ahead like it was with iTunes and the iPod. The landscape is different now—and so is the company. Still, it deserves credit for breeding the iPod with a phone and spreading the iPhone gospel far and wide. Buying Stuff: Cheaper Than InnovationThe company’s crystal ball may not be quite as clear as it used to be, but while it was fogging over, Apple managed to stockpile a cartoonishly huge $159 billion in cash. Assuming that Apple does indeed buy Beats, it might just be easier to pay the fortune teller these days than to get a new crystal ball. Or pay the guy who paid the other fortune teller—in this case MOG, the on-demand music app that Beats acquired two years ago for around $10 million and remixed into its own on-demand streaming app.In digital music, Apple needs only to maintain its lead into the next paradigm shift, and it’s already been working on that. Last September, Apple launched iTunes Radio, a Pandora-like streaming music service that quickly jumped to third place in overall streaming market share.Not the industry prognosticator we once knew, Apple’s ear is to the ground like the rest of us, while its hands are in the deepest pockets around. We kind of miss when they weren’t quite so deep. Tags:#Apple#beats#beats electronics#beats headphones#digital music#music taylor hatmaker Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

Download, Prep, and Import Song Stems to Your Favorite NLE

first_imgTrack stems can be extremely versatile when layering music in your project. Find out how to use them in Premiere, Final Cut, and DaVinci Resolve.If you’ve never heard of the term “stems” before, well then buckle up, because your editing game is about to become so much more powerful. Basically, stems are the separate instruments of a song separated into their own individual .WAV file, which can be used to manipulate the song however you like. This means you can lower the vocal track to fit in a voiceover, or even bring up the bass and drums if you want your song to punch a little bit harder.With PremiumBeat’s addition of stems to over half of their library, you now have the ability to master the music you put in your project. Today, we’re going to do a quick walkthrough of how you can implement these stems into 3 different NLEs: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, and DaVinci Resolve.Downloading the StemsIn the PremiumBeat song library, select a song you would like to purchase.To make sure it has a stem package, click the “Download Comp” button to the right of the track. A popup will appear containing the different tracks the song contains, such as loops and shorts.At the bottom, if it includes “Stems,” then you are good to go.Once you’ve purchased the song, you will be prompted with the “Download Music” button on the receipt page. At the bottom of the download window, you will see the download options for the stem folder: either MP3 or WAV formats.Adobe PremiereOnce you’ve downloaded the stems package from PremiumBeat, unzip the folder and drag it into Premiere. From there, you see 4-6 audio tracks within that folder.If you select all of them and drag them in at once, they will line up horizontally, not vertically on different tracks like you would want them to, so drag and drop them one by one onto your timeline in their own individual layers. Make sure that all of the tracks are aligned so they sync up when played.Now, you can go in to each stem and mute some if you wish, or customize your track even further by adjusting each track’s audio level with the pen tool (P).DaVinci ResolveImport the stems folder into your Media Pool. Now, just like Premiere, you are going to have to drag them into the timeline one at a time to get them synced together.One of the cool features of Resolve, though, is that you have the Fairlight audio control panel to adjust your audio levels in full screen. To get there, just select the Fairlight tab at the bottom of the screen.The top section of Fairlight will show you the audio levels of each track, and you can dive deeper into each track’s settings in the inspector tab at the top right.Final CutAfter you’ve dragged your stems folder into the project window, highlight each clip and drag them one by one into your timeline. Again, if you drag them all in together, they will form in a horizontal line.Once in your timeline, you can drag the volume band up and down to control levels on each track.There is also the audio effects tab on the right that you can use to further customize your track.Looking for more articles on working with audio? Check these out.Creative Ways to Use Music Loops in Your VideosAudio Tips: How to Remove Vocals in a Song Using StemsTutorial: Removing Audio Pops and Recording Audio DifferentlyChanging the Audio Editing Game with PremiumBeat’s Track StemsThe Audio Ramp-Up: The Best Transition You Should Be Usinglast_img read more