For video game fans, there’s one adventure series that stands above the rest: The Legend of Zelda. The Nintendo series has captured gamers hearts from the earliest consoles, challenging players with unique dungeons and quests. While fans patiently wait for the new series release, there’s a way to experience Zelda like never before.Starting up this fall, The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses – Master Quest World Tour will bring the series’ iconic music to life. It’s a truly immersive musical experience that features an orchestra performing a four-movement symphony that weaves 30 years of Zelda music together, synchronized to gameplay on an 18′ x 32′ projection screen.To get a sense of the magic, check out footage from the sold-out show at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.The concept was developed in partnership with Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma and mythical composer and sound director Koji Kondo. Featuring music from Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening and more, fans of the Zelda series are going to love this unique experience.The full tour schedule can be found here; don’t miss out!
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) says a new infusion of $1.6 million in federal funding that he has secured for Norwich University’s Center for Counterterrorism and Cyber Crime will continue the Center’s work in countering threats to the nation’s cyber networks. This funding is awarded under Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP). Leahy has sponsored funding for ongoing research and training work at the Center since he won designation of Norwich’s program as a national counterterrorism resource center nearly a decade ago.After realizing the real world affects of the cyber attacks by North Korea last year, which affected the websites of the Department of the Treasury, the Secret Service, and others including Congress and the White House, Leahy noted the urgent need for these cyber-security initiatives. The Center for Counterterrorism and Cyber Crime, already a leader in protecting the nation’s computers against cyber attack, will assist the Department of Homeland Security in carrying out cyber-security projects. With this funding, the Center will continue to provide training to police and fire departments in more advanced skills of computer network defense, and preventing hackers and more organized groups from denying these public safety groups the use of their computer systems. Leahy, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and of its Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, secured the funding in the annual budget bill for the Department of Homeland Security for this fiscal year. Leahy in 2002 authored and won enactment of a congressional charter that designated the Norwich University program the National Center for Counterterrorism and Cyber Crime, eligible for ongoing national leadership standing and funding in addressing these growing threats.“Cyber attacks on our responders pose a threat to our public safety,” said Leahy. “Norwich’s specialized knowledge and training techniques help us ramp up preparations so that first responders can meet this very real challenge head on. Attacks on emergency and public safety systems can be just as disruptive as the breakdown of a fire truck or radio tower.”“We so value Senator Leahy’s support and leadership in this area of great threat to America and our National Security,” said Rich Schneider, President of Norwich University. “This area is one in which Norwich has great expertise and this support will continue to advance our work and strengthen our capabilities.”Source: Leahy’s office. 7.2.2010