Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Rookie running back Chase Edmonds took his place in the backfield before Johnson returned to the game.The Cardinals pulled out the come-from-behind victory to beat the Niners 18-15. – / 39 After being evaluated for a concussion in the locker room just before the final drive started, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson returned to the game with about 1:24 remaining.He was displaying concussion-like symptoms as the Cardinals attempted to come back from a 15-10 deficit againt the San Francisco 49ers.Prior to the injury, Johnson had 16 carries for 59 yards and three receptions for 42 yards.Related LinksRosen, Fitzgerald lead Cardinals to comeback win vs. 49ersCardinals Larry Fitzgerald moves up NFL record list with touchdownHe had one reception for a loss of one yard after coming back into the game. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs as San Francisco 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas (94) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterOn Thursday 23 June Cunard’s flagship returned to Southampton, remastered. Over the course of Queen Mary 2‘s refit, the interior and exterior of the flagship has been transformed.The big revealAs the first guests arrived on board in Hamburg, Queen Mary 2’s crew bristled with pride at their remastered home. Weeks of hard work had been for this moment – the first, awestruck reaction as guests walked into the Grand Lobby or discovered the stunning Carinthia Lounge.Discover the changes yourself.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Shes sleek Shes ele

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterShe’s sleek. She’s elegant. She’s the world’s most luxurious ship. Officially welcomed to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet on 13 July 2016, and christened by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, Seven Seas Explorer will offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises‘ special brand of all-inclusive luxury. From unwinding on the US $150,000 Savoir No. 1 bed in the Regent Suite to dining on specially designed Versace plates, here’s some of the reasons why Seven Seas Explorer is claiming the title of the world’s most luxurious ship ever built.552 crew members catering for the needs of only 750 guests.4822 square metres of balcony space.The size of the ship’s most opulent accommodation, the Regent Suite, is 413 square metres.US$150,000 was spent to set up the luxurious Savoir No. 1 bed found in the Master Bedroom of the Regent Suite. The mattress alone retails for US$90,000.Guests who book the Regent Suite will receive unlimited complimentary treatments in the comfort of their personal in-suite spa retreat.400 Versace place settings designed exclusively for Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Compass Rose.2148 bottles of champagne ordered for Seven Seas Explorer‘s maiden voyage, along with 5712 bottles of red and white wine.Guests enjoy 907 kilograms of lobster at the gourmet restaurants on board during a typical 14–night cruise.158 exquisitely designed crystal chandeliers are found throughout the various restaurants, lounges and other public spaces.4262 square metres of marble found throughout the ship, with more than half of it being Carrera marble from Italy. That’s nearly enough marble to cover the base of the The Great Pyramid of Giza five times.Signature Luxury Travel & Style takes to the seasCathy Wagstaff, Signature Media’s Group Editor & CEO, will be one of the first people – and one of the only Australians – in the world to experience the newest jewel in the dazzling Regent crown, joining one of the ship’s first-ever voyages from Rome on 13 August 2016.Regent has prepared an exciting itinerary for the group of first-time guests, including a welcome reception in Meridian Lounge, dinners at Compass Rose, Pacific Rim, Prime 7 and Chartreuse, and a  ‘Majestic Mediterranean’ cooking class in the Culinary Arts Kitchen.To see more from the journey, follow @signatureluxurytravel on Instagram.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Happy kids means happy

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHappy kids means happy parents so why not indulge the kids with a holiday they will never forget and add the all-new Ritz Kids Night Safari experience to your list of fun activities at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.The Ritz Kids program and fabulously-equipped playhouse provide all kinds of unique and innovative activities to help kids get the most of their time at the resort – many inspired by strong culture and traditions on the island, from fishing to dance, music, arts and crafts.While the kids are having the time of their lives, parents can take some time to relax, unwind and revel in the resort’s world class facilities, whether reclining in a sun lounger by the pool, joining a yoga class or indulging in a pampering session at the luxury Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bali. The resort also offers many opportunities for families to spend quality time together with family-focused activities including Kite Runner and Sea Turtle Preservation Program.“At The Ritz Carlton, Bali we strive to create memorable experiences for all our guests, including children. The Ritz Kids Night Safari brings the sense of adventure and the thrill of the great outdoors inside, by creating an enjoyable glamping experience in the comfort and safety of your own suite or villa”, says GM Karim Tayach.Ritz Kids Night Safari reach into your child’s creative spirit and natural playfulness and best of all, you won’t need to lift a finger, as the Ritz Kids counselor will set up the tent and fill it with all kinds of fun things that will keep the little ones entertained for hours.Thanks to customised Glamping amenities, including luxury tent, compass, LED flashlight, Lion doll, mini tote bag and Ritz Kids Passport; Resort rooms have never been so much fun.The Ritz Kids Night Safari experience also includes complimentary daily breakfast (under six), access to Ritz Kids daily program, turn down amenities and bedtime stories. Optional activities including cooking class and polaroid photos are available on additional charge.Glamping is recommended for children aged four to eight years old. In-room setup is priced at IDR 800,000 plus 21 per cent tax and service charge per suite or villa per day.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Palmilla Los Cabos – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgPalmilla, Los Cabos – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineLos Cabos’ A-list resort, One&Only Palmilla, has announced it will host top Mexican chefs from November 2 to 6, during the first annual Mexican Culinary Festival.The inaugural event will feature some of Mexico’s top talent, including celeb chefs Enrique Olvera (of Pujol), Daniel Ovadía (of Paxia) and Edgar Nunez (from Sud777), as well as vintners from the Guadalupe Valley. Guests can participate in daily cooking demonstations and sample chef-designed dinners with wine pairings supplied award-winning vineyards.“Not only does One&Only Palmilla boast some of the best culinary talent in the region, including our three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, we are honored to showcase the best culinary talent in Mexico,” said One&Only Resorts SVP Edward Steiner. “It is my hope our guests will walk away with a new appreciation and knowledge for the techniques, flavors and personalities that continue to re-define Mexican cuisine and wine. This is truly a weekend not to be missed.”The weekend package for the Mexican Culinary Festival includes: o Welcome cocktail reception hosted by executive chef Larbi Dahrouch, Enrique Olvera, Daniel Ovadía, Edgar Nunez in the Villa Cortez on Wednesday, November 2 o A tequila tasting Seminar featuring wine director and tequila sommelier, Manuel Arteaga, each afternoon o Special chef-prepared dinner each eveningPackage rates start at $590 a night based on double occupancy. Visit read more

Wellheeled travelers will love the new collaborat

first_imgWell-heeled travelers will love the new collaboration between Italian luxury label Sergio Rossi and Miami hotspot The Webster: A limited edition sandal, appropriately named “Sergio Rossi Hearts The Webster”.The seductively strappy shoe celebrates the release of Sergio Rossi’s 2010 resort collection as well as The Webster’s status as one of Miami’s most fashion-forward hangouts. Designed by Sergio Rossi Creative Director Francesco Russo, it boasts a special heart-shaped insole. Constructed from multi-colored exotic skins in a sexy gladiator shape, these stunners retail for $1,130 and will be available in November—only at The Webster, of course.Must-have shoes and Miami’s most chic store? That’s a perfect fit. Visit and for more information.last_img read more

Emivest Aerospace Corporation EAC is pleased to

first_imgEmivest Aerospace Corporation (EAC) is pleased to announce that SJ30, serial number 008, took to the skies during its production flight checks over Texas. This marks a significant step in moving forward with production and establishing a regular delivery schedule. John Siemens, Chief Test Pilot and Bryan Dennison, Production Test Pilot piloted the aircraft on its first production flight. Serial number 008 is the first customer aircraft to be flown since Emirate Investment Development Corporation’s (EIDC) acquisition last year. Just last month EAC announced the completion of customer pilot training for this aircraft.“The airplane flew exceptionally well just as we expected it would. We completed the items on the flight test card as planned including tests for handling qualities, stability and control and selected critical systems.” John Siemens commented. Joe Gullion, Emivest COO, looks forward to delivery of the aircraft to the customer “Our customer is very excited about receiving his aircraft. We are happy that all of the hard work and planning is finally paying off resulting in the flight of serial number 008.” He adds “We have moved aircraft in flow behind 008 and look forward to beginning to deliver aircraft on a regular basis.”Serial number 008 will continue on through it productions checks, and then be delivered to Jet Works Air Center in Denton, Texas for the completion of paint and numerous optional equipment installations including HF radio, Garmin 500, XM radio/weather, Alto speaker system, cockpit voice recorder, and a cabin entertainment system. The aircraft is expected to be delivered in the summer.www.emivestaerospace.comlast_img read more

Final Game of Thrones season will air in 2019

first_imgFinal ‘Game of Thrones’ season will air in 2019 by The Associated Press Posted Jan 4, 2018 1:10 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The final season of “Game of Thrones” will feature veterans of the show behind the scenes when it airs in 2019.HBO said Thursday that David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will direct and Benioff and Weiss along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill will write the episodes. They will collaborate on the six-episode, eighth and last season.Weiss and Benioff have been co-creators, executive producers and showrunners for every season of the hit show. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George R. R. Martin.When season seven ended late last year, an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers tuned in. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels.last_img read more

LAVAL Que – Management at a Montrealarea amphit

first_img LAVAL, Que. – Management at a Montreal-area amphitheatre have apologized for a series of snafus during a weekend concert involving The Killers.Concert-goers complained about being left out in the cold in frigid temperatures for more than an hour on Saturday night after the venue’s doors were scheduled to open.The power also went out on a few occasions during the concert.It prompted a tweet from the American rock group on its social media accounts on Sunday: “The crowd was electric. The venue was not.”Management at Place Bell apologized Sunday, saying they were “faced with different operational issues” and were aware of discontent widely posted on social media.Event promoter evenko also shared the same message on its Facebook page.It issued a statement on Monday.‘We would like to apologize to The Killers and their fans who attended the concert on January 6 at Place Bell,” the statement read. “Be assured that the well-being and security of all remains our priority and, as a new venue, we constantly strive to improve our operations and most importantly our fan experience.”The 10,000-seat amphitheatre opened in 2017 and is owned by the City of Laval. It is home to the Montreal Canadiens’ minor league affiliate. Montreal-area venue apologizes to fans of The Killers after problems during show by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 8, 2018 9:51 am PDT Last Updated Jan 8, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more


first_imgPUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers Bestselling Books Week Ending 1/28/18HARDCOVER FICTION1. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn (William Morrow)2. “Fall From Grace” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)3. “Origin” by Dan Brown (Doubleday)4. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celest Ng (Penguin)5. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday)6. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnams’s Sons)7. “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine)8. “The Wife Between Us” by Hendricks/Pekkanen (St. Martin’s)9. “City of Endless Night” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing)10. “The Midnight Line” by Lee Child (Delacorte)11. “Need to Know” by Karen Cleveland (Ballantine)12. “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)13. “Munich” by Robert Harris (Knopf)14. “Unbound” by Stuart Woods (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)15. “Robicheaux” by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff (Holt)2. “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House Canada)3. “All-American Murder” by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich (Little, Brown)4. “Rise and Grind” by Daymond John (Currency)5. “The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook” by Melissa Hartwig (HMH)6. “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Norton)7. “Leonardo Da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)8. “Anxious for Nothing” by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson)9. “Principles” by Ray Dalio (Simon & Schuster)10. “Make Your Bed” by William H. McRaven (Grand Central Publishing)11. “Get Better” by Todd Davis (Simon & Schuster)12. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!” by Ree Drummond (William Morrow)13. “It’s Even Worse Than You Think” by David Cay Johnston (Simon & Schuster)14. “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene’ Brown (Random House)15. “Capital Gaines” by Chip Gaines (W)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. “Judgment Road” by Christine Feehan (Berkley)2. “Against All Odds” by Danielle Steel (Dell)3. “No Middle Name” by Lee Child (Dell)4. “Secrets in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s)5. “Any Dream Will Do” by Debboe Macomber (Ballantine)6. “Vicious Circle” by C.J. Box (G.P Putnam’s Sons)7. “Never Never” by James Patterson (Vision)8. “Spring Forward” by Catherine Anderson (Berkley)9. “Need to Know” by Fern Michaels (Zebra)10. “12 Strong” (movie tie-in) by Doug Stanton (Pocket)11. “An Engagement in Seattle” by Debbie Macomber (Mira)12. “The Lost Order” by Steve Berry (Minotaur)13. “Two Nights” by Kathy Reichs (Bantam)14. “Dangerous Games” by Danielle Steel (Dell)15. “Preacher’s Kill” by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. “The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur (Andrews McMell)2. “Instant Pot Miracle” (HMH)3. “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter (Penguin)4. “The Women in the Castle” by Jessica Shattuck (William Morrow)5. “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine)6. “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly (Grand Central Publishing)7. “Darker” by E.L. James (Vintage)8. “Call Me by Your Name” (movie tie-in) by Andre Aciman (Picador)9. “The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018” (College Board)10. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing)11. “Sisters Like Us” by Susan Mallery (Harlequin MIRA)12. “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware (Scout)13. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)14. “12 Strong” (movie tie-in) by Doug Stanton (Pocket)15. “Home Sweet Murder” (TV tie-in) by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing)Copyright 5/8 2017 Publishers Weekly, powered by NPD BookScan 5/8 2017 NPD Group. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 1, 2018 1:26 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 20, 2018 6:37 am PDT Last Updated Feb 20, 2018 at 7:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Guess co-founder steps aside amid misconduct investigation NEW YORK, N.Y. – Guess Inc. says that co-founder Paul Marciano will give up his day-to-day responsibilities at the clothing company until a sexual misconduct investigation is completed.Model and actress Kate Upton told Time magazine earlier this month that Marciano forcibly grabbed her breasts during a Guess photo shoot nearly eight years ago. She also says that he harassed her by showing up at hotels she was staying at and texting her inappropriate comments.Marciano has denied the allegations.Guess, based in Los Angeles, says that Marciano will not be paid while he steps aside. He is an executive chairman of the company’s board, and is its chief creative officer.Marciano, who co-founded the brand with his brother in 1981, also owns a 17 per cent stake in Guess.last_img read more

Ann Dowds reaction to Margaret Atwoods acting

first_imgAnn Dowd’s reaction to Margaret Atwood’s acting? ‘You’re born for this, girl!’ This image released by Hulu shows Ann Dowd, left, and Elisabeth Moss in a scene from the series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” returning for a second season on April 25. Ann Dowd warns that you should never be too judgmental about the characters you play. THE CANADIAN PRESS/George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP) TORONTO – Ann Dowd warns that actors should never be too judgmental about the characters they play.That’s her approach to Aunt Lydia, the uncompromising warden who oversees Offred (played by Elisabeth Moss), Ofglen (Alexis Bledel) and all the fertile sex slaves in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The second season of the dystopian drama premiers Sunday on Bravo.There’s no question Aunt Lydia can be brutally harsh. Get on her wrong side and you can lose an eye. She is a true believer, however, in the new world order known in the series as “Gilead” and is always ready to step in and protect the women forced to produce babies under her charge.The 62-year-old actress, who won an Emmy last season for her role, says judging characters is a mistake, “because then they won’t reveal themselves to you.”She feels that Aunt Lydia genuinely “cares deeply for these girls, and thinks the world before Gilead was a disgrace.”“The Handmaid’s Tale” is based on the 1985 bestseller by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Dowd confirms the second season takes up where the book left off. One of the storylines left dangling from the first season will be the fate of Offred’s unborn child.“It’s just extraordinary, what goes on this season,” teases Dowd. “Unbelievable.”Atwood had a memorable cameo early in the series, slapping Offred hard across the back of her head.Dowd’s assessment of Atwood’s acting skills?“Hey, you’re born for this, girl!”The appreciation was mutual: “She was very gracious and lovely and gave me some confidence there to continue,” says Dowd.After a long and impressive stage and movie career, including roles in “Philadelphia” (1993) and “Compliance” (2012), Dowd finds herself among TV’s acting elite. Along with raves from the critics, she picked up a second Best Acting Emmy nomination last season for her role as one of the leaders of the Guilty Remnant on the HBO drama “The Leftovers.” Gone after three seasons, it’s a show and an experience Dowd will dearly miss.“He’s a genius, I’m telling you,” says Dowd of showrunner Damon Lindelof (“Lost”), adding that the series main star, Justin Theroux, “will be my dear friend for life.”“I think what ‘Leftovers’ did for people,” adds Dowd, is to help viewers come to grips with grief and loss, “because we can’t escape it, and there’s no point in trying. What we learn to do is accept it, and sit with it, and realize, it is not going to kill us.”Dowd is just as positive about places as she is about people. She says she’s enjoyed visiting the small, southern Ontario towns outside Toronto and Hamilton while on location for “The Handmaid’s Tale” — even if this usually meant a 5:30 a.m. hotel pick-up and a long drive to the set.She had the same impression of Halifax a couple of years ago working on the Stephen King TV-movie “Big Driver” for U.S. cable.“I thought Nova Scotia was exquisite, you know, the countryside, just so beautiful.”— Bill Brioux is a freelance TV columnist based in Brampton, Ont.center_img by Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2018 10:31 am PDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 11:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – As the audiobook market continues

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the audiobook market continues to boom, publishers find themselves both grateful and concerned.The industry gathered over the past week for BookExpo and the fan-based BookCon, which ended Sunday at the Jacob Javits centre in Manhattan. The consensus, as it has been for the past few years, is of a stable overall market: physical books rising, e-book sales soft and audio, led by downloaded works, expanding by double digits.“We’ve had really significant growth,” Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group, told The Associated Press. “It’s offsetting the e-book decline.”Authors and publishers alike celebrate the format’s appeal and creativity. The standard approach of a single narrator has given way to productions of remarkable ambition. More than 100 voices were used for George Saunders’ historical reverie “Lincoln in the Bardo,” winner of the Audio Publishers Association’s “Audie” for the year’s best recording, a prize handed out during BookExpo.For some publishers, as many as 1 out of every 10 books sold is in the audio format, a percentage far higher than just a few years ago. And while the industry debated whether e-books expanded the market, or simply shifted it to digital reading, publishers agree that audio brings in new customers and allows them to encounter a narrative when a physical or e-book would be impossible — while driving, for instance, or doing housework.But as the market thrives, competition grows and the industry looks warily at audio’s dominant seller, Amazon, and the Amazon-owned audio producer and distributor, Audible Inc.“Audible has done a phenomenal job in creating their business and making it popular and branching it out. And they have become a very strong owner of that market to date. And that’s to their credit,” said Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy. “But with strong dominance in the market, problems come.”Publishers wonder — they say it hasn’t happened yet — when Amazon will demand a greater share of audio revenues. They speak of Audible approaching writers directly. They have turned down deals because the agent was insisting that audio rights be negotiated separately, a conflict that arose during the early rise of e-books.While major publishers are insisting that all rights be acquired together, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Grove Atlantic are among the houses with no audio divisions; those rights often go to Audible, at times for advances unthinkable until recently.Three publishing officials say that Audible recently paid well into six figures for B.J. Fogg’s “Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything” and Adrienne Brodeur’s memoir “Wild Game.” The officials were not authorized to discuss negotiations and asked not to be identified.An Audible spokesperson told the AP that “We are proud of the work we’ve done over decades on behalf of the listening experience that has created a proliferation of opportunities for authors, actors, and other creatives who are flocking to the format today.”E-books still easily outsell audio, although their presence has essentially vanished at BookExpo. Gone are the years when countless panels agonized over the e-future and when an entire section of the convention floor was given to e-books. The physical book and physical stores were BookExpo’s unofficial guests of honour, whether during a forum of CEOs or by keynote speaker Len Riggio, the chairman of Barnes & Noble, who delivered his remarks across the aisle from an Amazon meeting room.Booksellers looked forward to such summer and fall releases as Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” Stephanie Land’s memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” and a highly anticipated debut novel, Tommy Orange’s “There, There.” Two former presidents are making unexpected appearances in the fiction section. Bill Clinton has collaborated with James Patterson on the thriller “The President Is Missing,” and Barack Obama and former Vice-President Joe Biden resurface as crime fighters in Andrew Shaffer’s spoof “Hope Never Dies,” billed as “An Obama/Biden Mystery.”Anti-Trump books such as James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty” have topped bestsellers lists, but pro-Trump works have a market, too, with solid sales earlier this year for Corey Lewandowski’s “Let Trump Be Trump” and Newt Gingrich’s “Trump’s America.” More are expected. Anthony Scaramucci, known for his exceedingly brief tenure as White House communications director, has “Trump, the Blue-Collar President” coming out in October, while former press secretary Sean Spicer’s “The Briefing” is scheduled for July.Spicer’s talk at BookExpo was well attended, despite some objections to his being invited, and conventiongoers lined up to meet Sally Field, Tony Kushner and Charlaine Harris, among others. They also stood (and sat) patiently for the once-notorious James Frey, whose “Katerina” will be publushed this fall by Gallery Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint.A decade ago, Frey’s addiction memoir “A Million Little Pieces” was revealed as being extensively fabricated and the author himself was chewed out on television by Oprah Winfrey, but not before her initial endorsement had helped the book sell millions. But Winfrey and Frey later reconciled, Frey now openly writes fiction and Gallery is openly promoting his old work, whether billing “Katerina” as “Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as ‘A Million Little Pieces’” or highlighting the memoir in a billboard ad for his new novel.“‘A Million Little Pieces’ is a beloved and brilliant book, regardless of the controversy, so we did not think twice about using it in our advertising,” Gallery spokeswoman Jennifer Robinson said.But one change was made for the convention.“The Javits Center did reject our first design for the billboard as it showed a bit too much flesh,” Robinson said. “We had to make a little less of ‘Katerina’ visible.” Publishers embrace, and ponder, audiobooks’ rise by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Jun 3, 2018 7:33 am PDT Last Updated Jun 3, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Posted Jul 12, 2018 8:31 am PDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – President Donald Trump is coming to Britain fresh from a confrontational NATO summit that featured stinging criticism of America’s closest allies, but he’s likely to tone down that stance when he takes tea Friday with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.The president and his wife Melania are not expected to make waves during the visit with the 92-year-old monarch. Elizabeth has met every U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower with the exception of Lyndon Johnson, who never visited Britain while in office.The imposing setting at Windsor Castle and the fact that his hostess is one of the most admired women in the world are expected to temper Trump’s iconoclastic ways. There are also rules of etiquette for encounters with the queen, although they are less rigid than many believe.Chief among them: Don’t get too affectionate with the queen, who does not expect to be hugged or kissed by guests.In a meeting like this, etiquette requires Trump to wait until the queen offers her hand, then to shake it politely and move on. The same applies to Mrs. Trump.Neither the president nor the first lady would be likely to bow or to curtsy when they meet the queen, said Hugo Vickers, an author who has long chronicled the British royals.“That wouldn’t be required from a head of state or the wife of a head of state,” he said. “He would be wise not to attempt to kiss her, and I don’t expect for a moment that he will.”Vickers expects the royal visit to go smoothly despite the many controversies swirling around Trump’s visit to the U.K. He says the queen will form an impression of the American president but will not share it, given her penchant for keeping her thoughts to herself and her very closest family.“Whatever we think of President Trump, he is the elected president of the United States of America and he has been invited to this country and he must be treated with great civility,” Vickers said. “The queen will obviously be very courteous to him.”There are conventions for how to address the queen. The Trumps will be expected to call her “Your Majesty” upon meeting her and afterward call her “Ma’am.”But the queen certainly was not upset when South African President Nelson Mandela called her Elizabeth. Nor was she miffed when Michelle Obama put her arm around the queen briefly.Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch in British history, has shown herself to be unflappable when the unexpected occurs. She is not known to show anger in public, and the only times most people have seen her show unbridled glee is when one of her racehorses performs extremely well in a competition.The public usually sees her in maximum composure mode.She didn’t complain, for example, in 1991 when poor White House planning meant that only her hat was visible when she addressed a crowd in Washington along with President George H.W. Bush — the podium height had been set for the tall president, not the diminutive monarch.The queen is known to dislike revealing clothing, so it is expected that Mrs. Trump will wear a fashionable but conservative outfit. The president is likely to wear his traditional blue suit and a tie.Some standard rules apply — it’s considered poor form to turn your back on the queen or to photograph her. Still, the days when there was a “proper” or “improper” way to hold a tea cup disappeared at about the time of the Beatles.“Those days are long gone,” said Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine. “As long as he doesn’t drink it out of the saucer. That’s sort of a British, a London tradition, but it’s frowned upon.”He said the entire event will be much more relaxed than a formal banquet or lunch.It will not be a prolonged visit, like the one in 1982 that was long enough to allow Ronald Reagan to go horseback riding with the queen.There is one thing the Trumps should keep in mind, however: If you don’t like dogs, pretend that you do, even if it’s only for an hour. Royal etiquette for the Trumps’ visit: Don’t kiss the queencenter_img FILE – In this June 8, 1982 file photo, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, on Centennial, and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, on Burmese, go horseback riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle, England. US President Trump enjoys flouting diplomatic rules and expressing himself in bold and sometimes mocking tweets and comments, but that side of his personality is unlikely to surface when he takes tea Friday, July 13, 2018 with Queen Elizabeth II. The president and his wife Melania are not expected to make waves during the visit with the 92-year-old monarch, who has met every U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower with the exception of Lyndon Johnson, who never visited Britain while in office. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File) last_img read more

ALBUQUERQUE NM – The story of Native America ta

first_img ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The story of Native America taught in U.S. public schools usually begins at contact with European explorers. Children then get lessons about Thanksgiving, maybe the Trail of Tears or the 19th century wars over the removal of tribes in the American West. Rarely discussed is life in the Americas before Columbus’ 1492 voyage.A new four-part PBS docuseries entitled “Native America” seeks to recreate a world in the Americas generations prior to the arrival of Europeans. Using archaeology, Native American oral traditions, even high-tech 3D renditions, viewers are presented images of busy cities connected by networks that span from the present-day United States to South America.The docuseries shows how Chaco Canyon in New Mexico became a busy spiritual and commercial centre that stood five stories high in the desert sky, centuries before skyscrapers went up in New York.They also discuss the tunnel under a pyramid in Teotihuacán, Mexico, that revealed an intricate belief system that was also found elsewhere. And outside present-day St. Louis, Missouri, 10,000 people helped erect massive earthwork pyramids into a city now known as Cahokia around the time the real-life Macbeth ruled Scotland.Series executive producer and director Gary Glassman said the project took more than a year to plan because producers wanted to make sure they had buy-in from Native American communities the documentaries sought to cover. Filmmakers wanted to include animated pieces of sacred art and stories to illustrate the importance of the site and wanted to be sensitive, Glassman said.“We wanted to give them ownership to their own stories,” Glassman said. “It was about building trust.”That’s how producers convinced Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, director of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office of the Arizona tribe Hopi, to allow directors to briefly film a group of elders conducting a smoking ceremony at Chaco.In one episode, Kuwanwisiwma explains the religious significance of the Kiva and how elders used the smoking ceremony to contemplate the power of the universe. “The bird world, the reptilian world, the animal world, the insect world…they are all part of who we are as Hopi people,” Kuwanwisiwma tells viewers.The docuseries then takes viewers to the rock art of the Amazons and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of New York to show how similar spiritual theologies through diverse practices linked people thousands of miles apart from the pyramids of Mississippi to the Andes in present-day Peru.The first episode of “Native America” is scheduled to air on most PBS stations on Tuesday. Other episodes will air on following Tuesdays until November 13.Episodes will be streamed for free for a limited time after airings.___Associated Press writer Russell Contreras is a member of the AP’s race and ethnicity team. Follow Contreras on Twitter at PBS docuseries ‘Native America’ recreates cultures pre-1492 by Russell Contreras, The Associated Press Posted Oct 22, 2018 12:04 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img This image released by Providence Pictures shows an ancient kiva in Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, northern New Mexico. The location is featured in a new four-part PBS docuseries, “Native America,” that seeks to recreate a world in the Americas generations prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first episode of Native America “From Caves to Cosmos.” is scheduled to air on most PBS stations on Tuesday. (Providence Pictures/PBS via AP) last_img read more

by David Friend The Canadian Press Posted Feb

first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 14, 2019 12:51 pm PDT ‘Good luck with your fight’: Sting supports GM workers as they battle plant closure AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OSHAWA, Ont. — Sting told a crowd of General Motors workers in Oshawa, Ont., he stands in “solidarity” with them as they fight a planned closure of their local auto plant.Thousands of GM employees gathered Thursday to hear the British musician deliver a free acoustic performance as a gesture of support.He played the Police songs “Message in a Bottle” and “Every Breath You Take,” as well as selections from his musical “The Last Ship” at a local community centre.Songs from the production were written by Sting based on his experiences growing up in an English shipbuilding town roiled by the collapse of its main industry.The singer drew parallels between his tale of labour strife and the plight of Oshawa autoworkers as they face off with GM executives.Sting says the issues affecting the GM plant “can’t be buried under the political carpet” and urged Canadians to get behind the workers.“Good luck with your fight,” he told the crowd as the performance finished“We’re with you.”center_img Sting and the cast of his musical “The Last Ship” take a bow after performing in support of General Motors workers in Oshawa, Ont. on Thursday, February 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Follow @dfriend on Twitter.David Friend, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Dueling rallies support and slam Chicago prosecuto

first_imgDueling rallies support and slam Chicago prosecutor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2019 1:20 pm PDT Protestors protest Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office’s decision to drop all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO — Dueling rallies in downtown Chicago supported and slammed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s performance in the Jussie Smollett case.The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a rally for Foxx Monday morning, telling a crowd of her supporters that “she’s done a good job and she’ll do a better job in the future.” Nearby protesters from Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police union marched with signs. FOP spokesman Martin Preib called conduct from Foxx’s office “highly suspicious.”Foxx’s office last week dropped charges against Smollett , who faced 16 felony counts and was accused of making a false police report that he was the victim of a racial and homophobic attack. Since then she has faced criticism from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago police and professional associations.The Associated Presslast_img read more

December 24 2012Winter has arrived at Arcosanti o

first_imgDecember 24, 2012Winter has arrived at Arcosanti on calendar when the sun traversed the sky touching the highest point of the day. Arcosanti Planning Department staff, Samantha and Mandy, follow the shadow of the South vault that announced the solar noon. [Photos and text by TT]The longest, yet ephemeral arch cast on the ground is recorded in paint as a reminder of our inseparable relationship with built and natural environments.The shadow of the south vault reaches the furthest into the multi-purpose plaza on this Solstice day. From this day on, day is getting longer, while the mercury bar is getting shorter in coming months.last_img read more

June 27 2018 Welcome to the June 24 2018 worksho

first_imgJune 27, 2018Welcome to the June 24. 2018 workshop participants.from left:Lucia Ribisi [seminar and week 2],Sophie Drukman-Feldst,Ana VasquezAdam Pham [seminar and week 2],Ushna Raees from Pakistan,Toyomi Iwata from Japan,Ana Gutierrez from Colombia.last_img

June 16 deadline to harmonise laws on recreational water craft

first_imgCyprus has been given until June 16 to harmonise domestic law with the EU acquis on safety and environmental regulations for recreational water craft and pleasure boats.The issue was discussed on Friday at the House transport committee.The Directive should have been implemented not later than January 18, 2016. The EU has already sent two notices, the latest in February this year.The regulations, which will harmonise Cypriot law with the directive primarily concerns the obligations of the sector, such as manufacturers, dealers, importers and operators of such vessels in terms of user safety, protection of health and the environment, including the provision of wastewater treatment systems provisions for improved emissions. The latter would apply to pleasure boats.Cyprus asked for an extension after the February notice and was given until June 16 to comply. The reason for the delay, MPs heard was that the volume of work related to the harmonisation across the sector was huge.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia Will Pay Homeowners to Install SolarSolar SolutionsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more