And before that as senior vice president of the TV and Media division for telecommunications technology firm Ericsson Corp. He joined Ericsson through its acquisition of Mediaroom from Microsoft, where he had run that business. At Microsoft, Thompson also had served as general manager for both Microsoft Surface and Xbox Live.

The keynote speaker for the event is H. K. Edgerton, an African American activist for Southern heritage and an African American member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A million guests are expected in the Downtown Houston area. The volunteers in red will be talking to and interacting with them. The city is essentially hosting the world over the 10 days of Super Bowl activities, and with the right human touch, guests will leave with the great once in a lifetime memories Houston wants to create..

It rains without warning and your liver is challenged afterward. This is the Lake Placid Summit Classic. It’s the greatest thing on earth.. Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Mancheste and was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He’s written 77 books in English and one in Welsh, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don’t quite believe what they’ve just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two..

“Now we got John, who is fully qualified as a treasurer and seven years experience down south. I know that side of things is taken care of,” he said. “At the end of the day, I think I could leave Dryden with my head held high because I know deep inside I made an impact.”.

Tim Fontaine (TF): Personally, I was sort of cynical about it. I didn’t know where it was going to go, or how far it was going to go. I thought well, it’s another one of those flash in the pans. The youth orchestra experience is one of the most pivotal pre college experiences for talented high school instrumentalists. Membership in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is open to all middle and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. The LSYO offers rolling auditions throughout the season for any interested student musicians..

Artist Greg Spalenka has joined the Laguna College of Art Design as the new professor of fantasy art. Classes began Monday. The course is an advanced and comprehensive study of fantasy art as it relates to the entertainment and print media fields, Jennifer Daniels, media relations manager for the college, said.