Born November 1st, 1949, David Foster is an award winning producer, composer and musical arranger, and has won 14 Grammy awards and been nominated for 42 over the course of his career. As a member of the musical group Skylark during the 70s, Foster gained the opportunity to work closely with many high-level celebrities and musicians, including: John Lennon, Josh Groban, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Andrea Bocelli, Madonna, Gordon Lightfoot, and many, many more!
Foster was also asked to compose the score for the film St. Elmo’s Fire, and gained several additional hit singles off the movie’s soundtrack release. Through his own record label, Foster produced debut albums for several well-known musical artists who have since moved onward to very lucrative musical careers, such as: Josh Groban, The Corrs, and Michael Buble. His label is known as 143 Records.
Foster was married in 1991 to Linda Thompson, and although they are no longer together, Foster and Thompson worked together on several pieces such as the song I Have Nothing from the soundtrack to The Bodyguard in 1992. This song was nominated for both a Grammy and an Academy Award, and in 1996, Foster’s composition The Power of the Dream with Kenneth Edmonds became the official theme song for that summer’s Olympics.
As an attempt to get into television, Foster and his two step-sons began a reality TV show called The Princes of Malibu, where Foster played himself, trying to convince his sons to shape up and make their own way in the world. The show failed, and was canceled soon after its debut. More recently, Foster was featured as a guest on the television reality show American Idol, as a mentor to competitors. He was also a judge on the show Nashville Star, as well as Celebrity Duets, a show created and produced for Fox-TV.
Companies are using CNC hot wire foam cutters to cut any 2D foam shapes that only requires flat surface. When there is a need to make a 3D shape, a CNC Router needs to be used. A CNC router will machine any 3D shape. It is a 3-axis machine, which means it moves in a 3D space diagonally and in curves, in motions that resemble milling or carving. The router can create 3D designs from numerous types of material, including:
EPS foam, urethane foam, aluminum, light wood, acrylics, plastics and polycarbonate, ABS. The machining process involves creating 3D model using 3D CAD software, then bringing this model into a 3D tool-path that will tell the router the shape size, the resolution, cutting directions, cutting depth, etc.
The shapes that can be created with a router are almost unlimited.
Applications & Industries:
* Automotive Full scale cars, boats, planes
* Aerospace UAVs models
* Architectural Any 3D architectural shapes
* Fine Art, sculptures, statues
* Marine Boats, ships models
* Museums 3D displays, faces, statues
* Navigation Topographic maps
If you have a 3D model you wish to design and it is either too large or too thick to be machined due to height or cutter length restrictions or the foam material not being thick enough, the shape can be sliced into sections. Each slice will be machined separately using the router and then the pieces can be glued together. The machined parts can then be sanded and coated with protective hard shell and painted, which will also take care of eliminating any visible grooves due to the gluing. Routers can also be used to create molds that can later be poured with concrete or polyurethane and other casting materials.
CNC routers range from a few inches of working area all the way up to 50 feet in length.
Every router uses a spindle it is the motor that is doing the actual cutting. Routers spindles range from 1HP (horse power) to 20HP and above, and they can hold end mills (the driller) from 1/16 all the way to 2 and above.
Different materials require different end mills and different cutting speeds. The denser the material the slower the cutting speed.
If you need to create a foam shape design that is large or even full scale you can use a small model, scan it using a 3D scanner then transport it into the CNC router for machining, using a specialty cutting software that generates the part file. Using the scanner enables you to convert any regular model to a live-size design. Any model can be scanned a face, a sculpture, a car toy, train, boat, plain and anything you need larger. You do not have to visualize and imagine how the 3D model will look like the scanner does it for you.
An international opera singer is making an injury claim over an incident which he says has ruined his career.
According to a report in the Bournemouth Echo, David Montague-Rendall was performing at the newly built Copenhagen Opera House when part of the two-tier set collapsed on him.
The venue, which opened in 2005 and is the national opera house of Denmark, is one of the most modern buildings of its kind and is located on the island of Holmen.
Mr Montague-Rendall tumbled around 15 feet and sustained serious injuries as a result. His left hip was shattered and both his shoulders were damaged.
Consequently, he is seeking accident compensation for his suffering and loss of earnings.
According to the performer, he is owed around 250,000 for his lack of income since the incident occurred.
The 61-year-old said bookings have dried up because opera companies doubt his ability to achieve the same high standards and his last performance was two years ago.
He is making his injury claim against the Danish Ministry of Culture.
Mr Montague-Rendall remarked: “During the performance two stage levels were raised to give the impression that I was underground in a tomb. “On the night in question, the stage above went sideways instead of up, resulting in the destruction of the set. “I was knocked down at least 15 feet and tried to crawl to safety to avoid being crushed.”
The legal experts seeking accident compensation on his behalf pointed out he has had to sell his house since he stopped performing.
They added that, while the Danish Ministry of Culture has admitted liability for the suffering caused by the collapse, it has not accepted the extent of the damage.
His case continues against the organisation and his lawyers noted they will carry on with their fight for justice.
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The growing popularity of massages and related services is creating more interest in Chinese massage parlor facilities. Asian women are beautiful and many men appreciate them, which is why they prefer an Asian massage parlor to your traditional day spa or salon. When you are looking for a place like this in your city, you have a lot of different options to choose from. As long as you take the time to see what’s out there, however, it should be easy for you to get everything that you need.
Here are some tips for choosing a reputable Chinese massage parlor, no matter what you are looking for:
-Check out the reputation and history of the parlor. How long have they been in business? You need to make sure you’re working with professionals and not some fly-by-night company that doesn’t know what they’re doing.
-Look at the masseuses that you have to choose from. Make sure that they are professionally trained and capable of giving you the massage services that you need, no matter what you have in mind.
-Your budget counts on this extra expense, because it’s not a necessity. Unless you’re a millionaire, the cost of an Asian massage parlor is going to affect your decision. Luckily for you, it should be easy for you to find affordable services.
-A local Asian massage parlor is best. After all, no matter how relaxing the experience is you don�t want to be driving across the city to get there. That will just make things more stressful. Choose a local service for a more enjoyable investment.
-Look at the services available. Every Chinese massage parlor is a little different. You have to make sure they can provide the services you want when you are in the market for a massage. A little research online can go a long way in helping with this.
You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a trip to an Asian massage parlor, provided that you take the time to choose one that gives you the experience that you deserve. With the help of the internet, you should be able to explore all of the options that you have locally for a Chinese massage parlor and get the best service, no matter what you have in mind. It’s supposed to be an enjoyable, relaxing experience and that only happens when you choose the right parlor in the first place.
The excitement you feel from learning your favorite artist is coming to your town can lead to frustration when you start trying to find good seats to the concert. Depending on the popularity of your favorite artist, good seat tickets can be hard to find. Savvy concertgoers, though, start doing their homework well before concert tickets go on sale at their desired venue, increasing their likelihood of getting the best seats.
Most concert tickets are not sold to the general public. A portion of the tickets to every venue are held for promoters, sponsors and the entertainers. Many of these additional tickets are sold by concert sponsors at presales before they go on sale to the public. Because these are private sales, you may have to do some research to find out when and where to get your tickets. However, if you are a true fan, you will likely learn the information about the presale from the entertainer’s website, fan page or your favorite radio station.
Ticket presales often require passwords. The passwords are readily available to people who are part of the group that is sponsoring the concert. If the sponsor is a radio station, you should be able to find the password on their website. The official fan page for the entertainer you are trying to see in concert is another good place to look for the presale password. While most popular concerts have presales, the passwords are not always easy to find. If you really want good seat tickets, though, you will not mind doing the research required to find the presale password.
In the unfortunate case that you are not able to buy good seat tickets at the presale, do not be discouraged. There is another great way to get a good seat to see your favorite entertainer. The best seats are offered at the presale and within a few days of the concert. The number of seats that are held for special guests does not necessarily coincide with the number of seats that are needed. In an effort to fill all of the seats in the venue, these unused seats go on sale to the public a few days before the concert. If you need more than one ticket, though, this method is probably not your best option.
Most concert tickets are sold online. However, you can still get good seats by waiting in line. Become familiar with the venue before you shop for tickets. Though the center of each row is generally considered the best seat, a few seats to the right or left of the center often have a similar view of the stage and are not as sought after. By requesting seats a bit off-center, your chances of getting good concert seats improve greatly.