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Womens Hockey No 5 Ohio State splits weekend series with Minnesota State

Ohio State junior forward Grace Zarzecki (7) battles for a puck with a South Korea player in the first period of their exhibition match the South Korean Olympic teama on Sept. 26 at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes prevailed 8-0. Credit: Jeff Helfrich | Lantern ReporterThe No. 5 Ohio State women’s hockey team (19-8-4, 12-5-4-3 WCHA) split a weekend series on the road against Minnesota State (5-23-1, 3-18-0-0 WCHA) on Friday and Saturday, dropping the opener 4-1 and closing the series with a 3-2 victory. Game 1The Buckeyes outshot the Mavericks in the series opener, but skated off the ice with a 4-1 loss. The Buckeyes took 36 shots, though only one shot by junior forward Grace Zarzecki made it past Minnesota State sophomore goaltender Chloe Crosby. Ohio State freshman goaltender Amanda Zeglen ended her night with 16 saves, allowing four pucks to find the back of the net. Redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve did not play in either game against Minnesota State.Minnesota State scored two goals in the opening period. Senior forward Lindsey Coleman needed just 29 seconds to put the Mavericks up 1-0 with a goal. Senior forward Amanda Conway added her team’s second goal with 5:01 remaining in the first period.Seven minutes into the second period, Zarzecki scored the Buckeyes’ only goal with assists from redshirt sophomore defender Jincy Dunne and freshman defender Lisa Bruno.Coleman scored just one minute later to reclaim a two-goal lead and deflate Ohio State’s hopes of a victory.Junior forward Rebekah Kolstad added a fourth goal with less than seven minutes remaining in the game to clinch a Maverick win.Game 2Ohio State bounced back from its loss Friday with a 3-2 victory against Minnesota State the next day.Ohio State scored all three goals in the second and third periods of the game. Ohio State’s third and final goal of the night was scored by freshman forward Emma Maltais with 6:47 remaining in the game. The score, which was assisted by senior defender Dani Sadek, broke a 2-2 tie. The Buckeyes held off the Mavericks the remainder of the game to claim a bounce-back win.Maltais’ game winner was made possible by junior forward Charly Dahlquist, who scored her seventh goal of the season 2:59 into the third period to tie the game at two. Prior to her goal, the Mavericks were threatening to pull off a second win in a row.Kolstad ripped a shot past Zeglen with nine minutes remaining in the second period to give Minnesota State a 1-0 lead. The Buckeyes struck back, though, when sophomore forward Rebecca Freiburger responded with a goal less than three minutes later. The Mavericks reclaimed their lead when freshman forward Tristen Traux scored a tie-breaking goal with less than two minutes remaining in the second period. Dahlquist and Maltais ensured a Buckeye victory to avoid a series sweep in the final period.Ohio State head home for one final series of the year, hosting Bemidjii State on Friday and Saturday. read more

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National Trust sends heartfelt letter to fracking company asking it to abandon

first_img Show more The OGA must agree that the Trust is being unreasonable and that there is a national interest in allowing testing. Then company would then need to apply for a court order to enter under the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1966.However Mrs Dawson said: “People support us because they love visiting our countryside and heritage. They care about its future and expect us to look after it.”Lynn Calder, INEOS Shale, Commercial Director said: “Being forced to go to court is always a last resort. We would prefer to settle issues amicably as we have with the vast majority of the land owners that we deal with across Britain.””It is important to state that our planned survey of the geology beneath Clumber Park represents no threat whatsoever to the landscape, the environment, its ecology or the unique buildings that are established within it,” she added.”As an investor in conservation projects across the globe, INEOS cares for the beauty and integrity of the unique landscape and countryside across Britain. If we thought that our surveying work would cause environmental damage to the park we would not be undertaking it.”  View of the Chapel seen from the lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire  Rob Coyle, the CEO of Ineos Shale, accused the charity of ‘failing to engage with us or the science’ and has even warned that it will withhold profits from the Trust for being obstructive, if it does eventually win permission. The National Trust has written a heartfelt letter to a fracking company, urging it to abandon plans to survey one of its estates for shale gas reserves.Ineos Shale currently holds a licence to carry out pre-fracking tests in Nottinghamshire and is trying to force the Trust to grant it access to the Clumber Park.Although the Government’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) says the company must gain permission from landowners, Ineos claims that National Trust opposition is ‘overly and overtly political’ and has appealed to the OGA to intervene.In response, Clumber Park general manager Beth Dawson has written to Lynne Campbell, the Planning and Environment Manager at Ineos, making a personal appeal to her to stop the application, and inviting her to visit the 3,800 acre estate so she can see the ‘nature-rich oasis’ for herself. Clumber Park is a haven for rare birds like the cuckoo  View of the Chapel seen from the lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Credit:National Trust Images/Andrew Butler The Cedar Avenue at Clumber Park, NottinghamshireCredit:National Trust Images/Andrew Butler Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The National Trust is not motivated by politics and has no desire to become a campaigning group,” Mrs Dawson writes in her letter. “We are a conservation charity, funded by our supporters, to look after beautiful places for the nation, forever.“We cannot prevent you from taking legal action, but I do also believe that you are reasonable people who recognise how much we as a nation love our countryside and heritage. The Grade-1 listed parkland, which receives 500,000 visitors each year, is a designated site of special scientific interest, and has internationally protected species woodlark, nightjar, and the great crested newt.Ineos has been given the Government remit to explore for shale gas pockets on land stretching from Sheffield to Ollerton on the edge of Sherwood Forest.The company says fracking could create jobs for tens of thousands of local people and has pledged to give six per cent of its profits back to affected communities. Hundreds of landowners have already given permission for surveying on their land.But for the past 18 months The National Trust has refused to meet with representatives and has continued to deny access to surveyors. Clumber Park is a haven for rare birds like the cuckooCredit:Jonathan Gale Getty In a statement announcing the application submission, the firm said it believes the trust has “behaved unreasonably,” adding that “it is firmly in the national interest and a court order would back our position”. The Cedar Avenue at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire “Clumber is home to the increasingly rare woodcock, cuckoo, lesser spotted woodpecker, marsh tit, song thrush, yellow hammer and lesser redpoll. Otters, slow worm, viviparous lizard, and grass snake and at least nine species of bat thrive here.“That’s why I’m asking you to reconsider your approach and withdraw your application to survey at Clumber Park.”last_img read more

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Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 5:09 PM Feb 9th 2017, 5:09 PM 13,706 Views Share2 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3231706 Mourners at the funeral of a soldier killed by IS militants on Tuesday 26 Comments center_img THREE TURKISH SOLDIERS were “accidentally” killed and 11 were wounded today when a Russian air strike targeting jihadists in Syria hit a building where the troops were deployed, the Turkish army said.With Moscow and Ankara cooperating ever more closely on Syria, President Vladimir Putin quickly reached out to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express condolences and promise better future coordination.The Russian plane had been seeking to hit targets of Islamic State jihadists but “by accident three of our heroic soldiers were martyred when a building was bombed where our units were,” the Turkish army said in a statement.It said that of the 11 injured, one was badly wounded.Putin contacted Erdogan to express his “sadness and condolences,” it added.“Russian officials have said that the incident was an accident,” the army said, adding an investigation is being carried out by both sides.In Moscow, the Kremlin said Putin had offered Erdogan his condolences and that the leaders had “agreed to enhance military coordination” in the fight against IS in Syria.It said the incident took place in the flashpoint IS-held town of Al-Bab where both countries have been conducting airstrikes.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian strike took place this morning due to a “lack of agreement of coordinates during strikes by the Russian air force.”Fight for Al-BabBoth sides appeared keen to move on from the incident, as was the case when an off-duty Turkish policeman shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov on 19 December in a crime that shocked both countries.Then, Ankara allowed Russian investigators to work in Turkey and also gave the slain ambassador the honour of a ceremony on the tarmac of Ankara airport before his corpse was airlifted back to Russia.The Russian defence ministry said Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov and Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar had in a call “agreed on closer coordination of joint actions”.Turkey had on 24 August began an unprecedented campaign inside Syria against IS and Kurdish militia which initially made rapid progress but has become mired in a deadly fight for the IS held town of Al-Bab since December.The incident came with new CIA chief Mike Pompeo in Ankara for talks with Turkish officials on issues including Syria, on his first foreign visit since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.The fight for Al-Bab has been by far the bloodiest yet of Turkey’s incursion inside Syria but the authorities have vowed to press on until its capture despite a mounting casualty toll.Before today’s casualties were reported, the Dogan news agency said 66 Turkish soldiers have now been killed in the Syria operation since it began in August, mostly in attacks by IS.© – AFP 2017Read: Turkish police detain 400 suspected members of Islamic StateRead: Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey Mourners at the funeral of a soldier killed by IS militants on Tuesday Image: Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo Image: Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo By AFP Short URL Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.last_img read more

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RIP Miiverse Nintendos Awful Beautiful Social Network

first_img(via @verygooster) pic.twitter.com/1rSOsHrimy— BadMiiversePosts (@BadMiiversePost) September 25, 2016 Remember when @JimSterling made the Dafoeverse? pic.twitter.com/tfr80VtmDk— BadMiiversePosts (@BadMiiversePost) January 13, 2017Miiverse debuted on the Wii U, but it eventually came to the Nintendo 3DS, exposing millions more to its wonders. You can also view Miiverse posts online on a web browser. These expansions gave us hope that Miiverse would outlive this generation of Nintendo console and that it would be a key part of future Nintendo machines as essential as Mario or the Virtual Console. Unfortunately, as we mentioned earlier, Miiverse is not making the jump to the Nintendo Switch.I’ve been banned from the Miiverse for years. My college roommates thought it would be hilarious to post the vilest material on the service using my account, and I agreed, so I didn’t stop them. That means I’ve been forced to enjoy Miiverse from afar, as an outcast. But I do still enjoy it, and I’m sad to see it go.Maybe Miiverse isn’t the end of Nintendo social networking experiments but the beginning. Here’s hoping the Nintendo Switch has an even better, dumber replacement.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch. Stay on target “cigarets are like hamsters: they are fine, until you put it in your mouth and light it on fire. True” (via @starch255) pic.twitter.com/7ESUgbmtoJ— BadMiiversePosts (@BadMiiversePost) January 2, 2017 ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG center_img Update: Now it’s official. Miiverse goes offline this November.We know a lot more about the Nintendo Switch than we used to after watching last week’s presentation. However, we still have a lot of questions about the upcoming console/handheld hybrid. One of the biggest question marks for the system is the online features. We haven’t heard much, and what we have heard sounds less than encouraging. A paid subscription service? Voice chat limited to mobile devices? One old game a month that we can’t keep? No Virtual Console news?For me, though, one of the most truly disappointing confirmed parts of the Nintendo Switch online experience is the lack of the Miiverse social network. Nintendo announced the Switch will not inherit the Wii U’s Miiverse functionality nor the 3DS’s StreetPass functionality. The removal of StreetPass makes sense since Nintendo is still trying to spin the Switch as a home console with portable elements. But Miiverse would’ve been perfect for the device. It’s one of the best/worst experiments Nintendo has ever concocted, and we’ve come to mourn it..@GarfieldFanArt @BadMiiversePost pic.twitter.com/1ZoCkcRlVz— Harley (@onewa64) August 25, 2016If you’re (un)fortunate enough to not know what Miiverse is, Miiverse is a Wii U feature and Nintendo’s take on what a gaming social network could be. Each piece of software on the Wii U, from games to apps, has its own Miiverse online community. Here you can post on forums by either writing text messages or drawing pictures on the Wii U GamePad. Some of the drawings are surprisingly high quality. Users can follow each other and leave encouraging “Yeahs!” on posts. You can even post directly to Miiverse while playing a game, like if you want to complain about a particularly difficult level.On paper, that all seems like a fine way to do social media on a gaming console. But inside Nintendo’s low-selling walled-garden, Miiverse almost immediately became a confused child daycare mashed up with a wretched hive of scum and villainy. It’s like Sonic the Hedgehog fandom or an imageboard from 2chan (the precursor to 4chan). That is to say; it’s nothing but hilarious, awful, amazing, nonsensical posts. It’s an internet gutter.It’s better just to show you. The good folks at Bad Miiverse Posts have been doing Grodd’s work collecting the worst of what Miiverse has to offer for years on Twitter and Tumblr.“My wife left me” (via @LegitBearShroom) pic.twitter.com/HoU7n2wxkH— BadMiiversePosts (@BadMiiversePost) September 11, 2016 “is this a meme?” (via @Nymo) pic.twitter.com/yCgkzlgHwt— BadMiiversePosts (@BadMiiversePost) September 9, 2016 “The invention of Waifs and husbands was clearly an aftershock from Hiroshima” (via @iCONLinux) pic.twitter.com/LbHkXejxaC— BadMiiversePosts (@BadMiiversePost) December 9, 2016last_img read more

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Minister Pintard Gives Report on Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 16, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said in the House of Assembly, on November 15, 2017, that shortly after his appointment as Minister responsible for Youth Affairs, he received an invitation by the Commonwealth Secretariat to attend the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting, held in Kampala, Uganda.“This invitation permitted me along with members of my delegation Mr. Darron Turnquest, Director of Youth Affairs, and Ms. Keturah Babb, Youth Delegate – to explore opportunities for strategic partnerships,” Minister Pintard said.Minister Pintard noted that it was important that public officials and those who are sponsored by the “People’s Money” provide the basis for expenditure on travel to such meetings.“We are further obligated to report on the outcomes we expect and what the terms of reference were for the meeting,” he added.   “Please note that the representation by the Government of The Bahamas in this forum provided an opportunity for my Ministry to develop and adopt, based on the Government’s agenda, clear, transparent and Commonwealth-endorsed approaches to youth participation, youth empowerment and development.”Minister Pintard said that they also explored how to create youth networks, inclusive of utilizing national youth councils.“Furthermore, we were able to increase our capacity to improve and/or create guidelines for partnerships between my Ministry, representatives of youth organizations and other youth governing bodies within and outside of The Bahamas,” he stated.In addition, to the previously stated objectives, Minister Pintard said, the purpose of the meeting was three-fold.The first objective, he said, was to review and assess programs in national youth development; share, celebrate and adopt good practice strategies, solutions and models; and identify new priorities for action to advance youth development in the Commonwealth – in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015.The second broad objective, he said, was to explore the holistic potential of youth and their role in national development and in the youth sector.“Furthermore participants at this conference gathered to consider emerging youth themes, and how they might contribute to the global youth development agenda,” Minister Pintard said.Thirdly and finally, he said, the meeting gave participants an opportunity to engage with international organizations and the private sector on strategies for technical and financial support for national and regional youth development.“I am happy to report that this meeting of Youth Ministers, and Youth Stakeholders and International Organizations achieved this,” he said.Minister Pintard pointed out that during the meetings, members of the Bahamian delegation were able to review current youth development tools used internationally, pursue resources and learn about potential access to professional support available to member states, which are affiliated with Commonwealth Youth Program (CYP).These meetings, he said, proved to be successful for the entire team.“We in the Ministry were able to secure numerous professional partnerships and strategic alliances with other Member States and International Organizations,” Minister Pintard said.   “The Bahamas delegation had an opportunity to critically assess its own initiatives and the others presented, that we thought might be useful in The Bahamas.“We were able to determine how we could better equip youth practitioners, young people, themselves, and, of course, how to guide the implementation of the National Youth Policy – which has been entrained for at least a decade.”“Further opportunities were granted to investigate various avenues for technical assistance from represented agencies and further assistance from the Commonwealth Secretariat,” Minister Pintard added. “I am happy to report that significant inroads made during the recent trip to Uganda.”By: Eric Rose (BIS)Photo Caption:  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard speaks in the House of Assembly, on November 15, 2017, about The Bahamas delegation’s attendance to the recent 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting, held in Kampala, Uganda.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Friday Sep 22 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowThe Alaska impact of ACA repeal bill? Depends where you lookLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Sen. Murkowski says her position on Graham-Cassidy will hinge on data showing how Alaska would fare. Consultants’ reports vary wildly, but they all show a loss. And now it’s not clear senators will vote onGov. Walker cites uncertainty over funding in opposing ACA repealAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauWalker said he has spoken several times with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could help determine the bill’s fate.Gov. Walker pitches 1.5 percent income tax with a limitAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAdministration officials have a mouthful of a name for it: the “capped hybrid head tax.” It’s a flat 1.5 percent of wages and self-employment income, with a maximum of twice the value of that year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.Should independents be able to run in a Democratic primary?Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA Superior Court judge is weighing how to define who is allowed to run the Alaska Democratic Party primary. The party wants to allow independent candidates to run in the primary without registering as Democrats.The Mayor of Anchorage addresses concern over crime and safetyLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAnchorage had a record number of homicides last year and is on pace to possibly surpass that number this year. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz took some heat for comments he made last week when he said residents who were not involved in drugs or out after midnight were safe. He apologized a day later, saying he wishes he could undo those comments. He said when crime happens to someone in the city, he feels the weight.Lawsuit seeks to allow non-Alaska residents to gather signatures for state ballot initiativesCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA lawsuit filed in federal court this week seeks to remove the residency requirement for people gathering signatures for state ballot initiatives.AK: $15,000 and 2,000 miles later, Kotzebue High volleyball players show Sitka their skillsSarah Gibson, KCAW – SitkaAlaska’s high school sports teams spend a lot of time and money on travel. But $15,000 and 2,000 miles for a single trip? That’s unusual. Earlier this month the Kotzebue Girls Volleyball team travelled to Sitka to play Mount Edgecumbe and Sitka High School.49 Voices: Jay Stange of AnchorageSamantha Davenport, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School.last_img read more

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Oikya Front places demands to foil polls

first_imgObaidul QuaderRoad, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Qauder on Wednesday said the seven points of Oikyan Front are seven conspiracies to foil the next national election, reports UNB.”Those leaders got united today. Have people accepted their unity? Their leader Kamal Hossain is on the stage while Tarique Rahman is behind,” said Quader while speaking at an election rally arranged by Gazipur city Awami League at Tongi Government College ground.Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, said lawyer Mainul Hosein was not arrested as a leader of the Oikya Front but as an offender.”BNP now got united with the leaders of minus-2 formula and is demanding his release. Architect of the constitution Kamal Hossain has joined hands with BNP, who is the introducer of dirty politics. So, Kamal is now a spoiled politician,” said the minister.Issuing a warning to local AL leaders, Quader said prime minister Sheikh Hasina pardoned rival candidates in upazila and municipality elections. “If any rival candidate is found in the national election, he/she will be expelled from the party immediately.”Later, the minister formally inaugurated the election campaign and rally of the party from Tongi and also distributed leaflets among people.last_img read more

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Texas Nationwide Retail Gasoline Prices Increase This Week

first_imgPhoto via Offutt Air Force BaseTexas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up this week.AAA Texas on Thursday reported the price at the pump statewide rose 6 cents to reach an average $2.58 per gallon. Gasoline prices across the country increased by a nickel to an average $2.79 per gallon.Association officials say Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.79 per gallon. The cheapest gasoline statewide was an average $2.50 per gallon and could be found in a number of Texas cities, including Beaumont-Port Arthur, San Antonio, Sherman-Denison, Texarkana and Wichita Falls.AAA experts say consumer gasoline this spring already exceeds typical summer demand measurements. Oil prices have been trending higher over the last week following news that crude inventories dropped — while demand continues to rise. Sharelast_img read more

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Musically yours

first_imgTo give Delhites a flavour of pure music, India Habitat Centre, started the Morning Ragas series in 2014. Earlier maestros featured in Morning Ragas include names like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Wassifuddin Dagar, Vidhushi Girija Devi, Subha Mudgal to name a few. These maestros have mesmerised their audiences with their music during the morning at the Amphitheatre attracting a crowd of over 300 keen music aficionados per show.The son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan, Nishat Khan stands at the threshold of the future of sitar and Indian music with his uniquely invigorating, contemporary approach. Nishat recently composed for his first Bollywood film with the acclaimed director Sudhir Mishra Yeh Saali Zindagi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ram Kumar Mishra is the grandson of Pandit Anokhelal Mishra from Banaras gharana and son of Pandit  Chhannulal Mishra. He has received his tutelage under another renowned tabla player, Pandit ChhoteLal Mishra. He has performed with all the major artists like Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Pandit Ronu Mazumdar, Pandit Jasraj and is much acclaimed in India and abroad.When: February 15 Where: Open Air Amphitheatre of India Habitat Centrelast_img read more

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Wicked Wednesdays arrives in Cairns

first_imgSource = Wicked Wednesdays It was a night of winners last night, as Wicked Wednesdays launched its inaugural Cairns event.Held at the Pullman rooftop terrace, the evening saw one lucky winner walk away with a nine-day ‘King Tutankhamen’ tour of Egypt courtesy of On the Go Tours.Other prizes for the night include a Laneway tour of Melbourne courtesy of MELTours, a $50 dinner voucher courtesy of Pullman Reef Hotel Cairns as well as a four Cairns Zoom passes courtesy of the Capta Group and a day trip for two on Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruise.Other sponsors for the evening include roomsXML, Hahn Air, Virgin Australia, Breakaway Travel Club, GTI Tourism and e-Travel Blackboard.  Click here to check out the full photogallery.last_img read more

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by Alanna Durkin Richer The Associated Press

first_img by Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2018 9:59 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cash-strapped museum urges judge to OK contentious art sale In a Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, people opposed to the selling of The Berkshire Museum’s art to fund an expansion and endowment, protest in front of museum in Pittsfield, Mass. A judge on Massachusetts’ highest court is stepping into a fight over the proposed sale of works of art by the cash-strapped museum. A hearing before a single justice of the Supreme Judicial Court is set for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Boston. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File) center_img BOSTON – A cash-strapped Massachusetts museum urged a judge on the state’s highest court Tuesday to quickly sign off on a contentious plan to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell.An attorney for the Berkshire Museum told Justice David Lowy that it is nearing an April deadline to sell some of the works this spring — otherwise it will have to wait until the fall. The museum is in dire financial straits and losing money with each delay, attorney William Lee said.“This is a situation where a museum that serves an enormous community purpose — that provides a window on the world to a group of folks who otherwise might not have it — is in dire circumstances and looking for a way to fulfil its mission,” Lee said.The museum and Massachusetts’ attorney general are asking Lowy to approve an agreement they reached last month to allow the museum to sell up to 40 pieces of artwork.Under the agreement, an unnamed U.S. museum would buy Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” and loan the work to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge for a period of time before lending it to other museums in the state.The museum says it will sell the rest of the artwork until it reaches $55 million in proceeds. The museum says it may not have to sell all 39 other pieces, which include Rockwell’s “Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop” and works by Alexander Calder, Albert Bierstadt and George Henry Durrie.The judge didn’t immediately rule on the matter on Tuesday.Rockwell’s sons, who went to court in October to halt the sale, dropped their challenge last month after the museum and attorney general announced that their agreement would keep “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” in public view.The museum says the sale is the only option it has to keep its doors open. The museum has been running an operating deficit that in the past 10 years has averaged more than $1 million annually, and will close within eight years without an infusion of cash, it says.An attorney for a group of museum members fighting the sale said Rockwell specifically chose the Berkshire Museum for his pieces because he wanted local residents to enjoy them. While the agreement ensures “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” can be viewed by the public, the other works may never be seen again, he said.“Make no mistake, the art market is watching,” Nicholas O’Donnell said.Michael Keating, a lawyer for other museum members, said if the sale goes forward, Lowy should appoint a special person to oversee the process and ensure the money raised by the museum is used appropriately. The attorney general’s office says it will supervise the sale, but Keating said that’s not enough.“For the court to approve that, your honour … would be extraordinary under circumstances like that,” he told the judge.___Follow Alanna Durkin Richer at http://twitter.com/aedurkinricher . Read more of her work at http://bit.ly/2hIhzDb .last_img read more

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This cover image released by Warner Bros Records

first_img This cover image released by Warner Bros. Records shows “Piano & A Microphone 1983,” a 35-year-old cassette Prince recorded of himself playing piano and singing at his home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The album comes out on CD, vinyl and digital formats on Friday. (Warner Bros. Records via AP) MINNEAPOLIS – Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years ago showcases his jazzy piano playing.“Piano & A Microphone 1983” is just Prince noodling at a piano and singing “Purple Rain” and eight other songs in a one-take recording made at his home studio 35 years ago. Warner Bros. Records releases the album on CD, vinyl and digital formats Friday.Recorded on a simple cassette, the 35-minute worktape brings the music of Prince full circle, said Troy Carter, adviser to the Prince estate. Prince was on his solo “Piano & A Microphone” tour when, at age 57, he collapsed and died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in his Paisley Park home and recording complex in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016, a week after a concert in Atlanta.“It was just mind-blowing listening to this raw, simplistic performance,” Carter recalled. “It just felt like the right next move to let the world hear this version of it.” He calls it “a jam session” intended for music lovers, not super fans.Except for a few gaps, the tape sounds clean and is presented start to finish as Prince recorded it in his now-demolished home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the year before his 1984 hit movie and soundtrack “Purple Rain.” Prince runs through “17 Days,” the B-side to his hit single “When Doves Cry,” a quick “Purple Rain” — later to become his signature guitar anthem — Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You,” ”International Lover” from his 1982 album “1999” and “Strange Relationship,” not officially released until his 1987 album “Sign ‘O’ the Times.” Prince pounds out chords and breaks into improvisational riffs, running up and down the keyboard while singing in a strong, clear voice.A highlight is Prince’s passionate singing of “Mary Don’t You Weep,” an African-American spiritual featured over the closing credits of Spike Lee’s new movie “BlacKkKlansman,” about a black Colorado policeman who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. Carter said he played the song for Lee when the director invited him to an early edit of the movie.“He said, ‘I think this is perfect for the movie,’” Carter recalled Lee saying. The song, also covered by Aretha Franklin and the Swan Silvertones, follows the conclusion of the movie, which brings events up to date with footage of the torch-bearing white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a car ramming counter-protesters and killing a woman last summer.Prince also sounds playful on “Cold Coffee & Cocaine,” lowering his voice into a Miles Davis growl. A real treat is the album’s closer, “Why the Butterflies,” with Prince’s delicate piano and yearning, breathy vocals.The tape had been heavily bootlegged for years, but with substandard sound. Michael Howe, Prince’s final artists-and-repertoire person at Warner Bros. Records while the musician was alive, was a fan of the tape and wanted to find the master copy. He found it in Prince’s vault, home to thousands of unreleased Prince recordings and live performances.“It was in remarkably good condition,” Howe said of the consumer-grade cassette. The tape is presented as it was recorded, with Prince stomping his feet, coughing and asking someone to flip the cassette over.“Piano & A Microphone 1983” presents Prince fresh off the success of his double-album “1999” but before his Grammy- and Oscar-winning “Purple Rain,” Howe said.Prince “had not yet become the sort of globe-trotting arena-filling superstar that he was destined to become a year later,” Howe said. “You can hear him strapping the rocket engine on that would propel him to superstardom.”Keyboardist and singer Lisa Coleman, who backed Prince as part of The Revolution, said Prince would spend time exploring songs “until he felt he could really do them justice.”“This particular cassette of Prince is such a great little slice of history,” said Coleman, who wrote liner notes to “Piano & A Microphone 1983.” She calls the tape “invaluable to the scholarship approach” to Prince’s music.“You could literally teach a class from this tape if you went into it and deconstructed it,” Coleman said.Since Prince’s death, his estate has been selective in releasing new material. NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records released an expanded edition of “Purple Rain” last year. Prince’s recording of his song “Nothing Compares 2 U” — a hit for Sinead O’Connor in 1990 — was released this year, and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, released 23 Prince catalogue titles and the 37-track “Prince Anthology: 1995-2010” to streaming services and digital service providers last month.Carter and Howe are mum on future releases from Prince’s vault.“He has a ton of unreleased materials,” Carter said. “We’re being thoughtful on how much we release to the world when we release it.”___Follow Jeff Baenen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeffbaenen . Find more of his work at https://apnews.com/search/jeff%20baenen . 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first_img FILE – This April 26, 2018, file photo shows CinemaCon attendees walking through the lobby during CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners. The movie industry, everyone from the Hollywood studios that produce the films to the companies that make the screens, speakers and seats in theaters, are descending on Las Vegas this week for CinemaCon. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Movie theatre owners, studios and stars convene at CinemaCon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2019 9:47 am PDT LAS VEGAS — CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie exhibitors and distributors, kicks off Monday in Las Vegas.Hollywood’s biggest studios, from Disney to Warner Bros., descend on Caesar’s Palace armed with splashy footage, trailers and some of their biggest stars to preview and stir up excitement for their upcoming films to an audience of theatre owners and industry executives.On the convention floor, exhibitors will also get the chance to see the latest and greatest in movie going offerings, from luxury seating to advanced screen technology and enhanced concession snacks.CinemaCon runs through Thursday.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Monday described businessman Photos Photiades, who died on Friday at the age of 98, as a pioneering entrepreneur and “a leading light” of Cypriot society.Delivering his eulogy at the Church of God’s Wisdom in Nicosia where the funeral took place, Anastasiades said the passing of Photiades is an “immense loss” felt across the island.Calling Photiades “my dearly departed friend”, the president said the businessman was a person with charisma who shone not only for his entrepreneurial achievements but also his charity work.Photiades was a dedicated patriot, and his life and work should serve as an example to others, he added.The service was attended by politicians, businesspeople and trade union representatives.Photiades leaves behind five children.Born in Angastina in October 1920, Photiades undertook his first major business venture in 1942 with the creation of Photos Photiades & Co Ltd, a foodstuff import company that evolved into an international trading company.In 1962 Photiades acquired the controlling stake in M. Chr. Platanis & Co. Ltd, the producer of Leon Beer and five years later he managed to secure the first licence ever to produce Carlsberg Beer outside Denmark.The Cyprus Carlsberg brewery opened in 1969, paving the way for other countries to follow. You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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