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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMalaysia Airlines Berhad has exercised the lease option for a 12-year lease agreement for an additional two new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The transaction is pursuant to the option provided under the existing Lease Agreement for the four A350-900s signed by both parties in September last year.Powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines, the A350 aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will be delivered in 2018.Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said, “The additional two Airbus A350-900s will complement the existing four that are on order to reach a critical fleet size, allowing standby aircraft for any scheduled maintenance and enabling future network expansion. Technological and innovative advancements make flying this aircraft a real pleasure and it will bring a whole new experience to our offerings, with the aircraft able to operate non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to London and throughout Asia.”“We are very pleased to partner with Air Lease Corporation again on this strategic transaction” Mueller further added.“ALC couldn’t be more pleased to place these two additional aircraft with Malaysia Airlines Berhad. In addition to the four A350-900s placed by ALC last year, we are confident that these two additional A350-900 aircraft will further maximise Malaysia Airlines’ business operations as well as global growth,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMalaysia Airlines Berhad has exercised the lease option for a 12-year lease agreement for an additional two new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The transaction is pursuant to the option provided under the existing Lease Agreement for the four A350-900s signed by both parties in September last year.Powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines, the A350 aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will be delivered in 2018.Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said, “The additional two Airbus A350-900s will complement the existing four that are on order to reach a critical fleet size, allowing standby aircraft for any scheduled maintenance and enabling future network expansion. Technological and innovative advancements make flying this aircraft a real pleasure and it will bring a whole new experience to our offerings, with the aircraft able to operate non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to London and throughout Asia.”“We are very pleased to partner with Air Lease Corporation again on this strategic transaction” Mueller further added.“ALC couldn’t be more pleased to place these two additional aircraft with Malaysia Airlines Berhad. In addition to the four A350-900s placed by ALC last year, we are confident that these two additional A350-900 aircraft will further maximise Malaysia Airlines’ business operations as well as global growth,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRoyal Brunei Airlines is set to return to Queensland with the launch of services between Brisbane and Brunei from 11 June 2019, after a near eight-year hiatus.The four weekly flights, operating Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will bring an additional 62,400 seats into and out of Brisbane Airport (BNE) each year, with a customer-friendly schedule and more choice that will appeal to a wide range of travellers and budgets.The service was acquired for Queensland through a partnership between Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Tourism Events Queensland, with the support of Queensland State Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF).“It is great to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines as Brisbane Airport’s 34th international airline and Bandar Seri Begawan as our 33rd international destination,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, BAC CEO.“It is also great that new longer-range, narrow-body aircraft such as the A320NEO are now able to make direct flights into Brisbane more viable than ever, an opportunity we are working to expand on in the future,” Mr de Graaff said.Mr Karam Chand, Royal Brunei Airlines CEO, said: “Royal Brunei is delighted to recommence services to Brisbane, a very popular destination for Bruneians and guests from our expanding route network.“We have very good connections from United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, East Asia and South East Asia to and from Brisbane. Our guests will experience the very best of Bruneian hospitality flying on our fleet of B787 Dreamliners and A320NEOs, one of the youngest fleets in the world with an average fleet age of two years.“We offer great value to our Australian guests and exciting destinations such as Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Ho Chi Minh City, to name a few, which could be packaged as single- or dual-destination holidays.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said securing flights to Brisbane with the international carrier was a win for Queensland.“This new service will allow us to welcome more tourists from the United Kingdom – Queensland’s third largest international market – connecting via Bandar Seri Begawan, which is a hub for international travellers.”Acting Tourism Industry Development Minister Di Farmer said the new route was secured through the Palaszczuk Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF).Royal Brunei Airline’s network covers a number of South East Asian and East Asian markets, as well as two ports in the Middle East and London Heathrow, increasing access to and from destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul, as well as a new one-stop travel option to the UK.Passengers will enjoy the comfort of Royal Brunei’s A320NEO aircraft offering 12 Business and 138 Economy seats, with the proposed launch schedule (subject to change) currently scheduling the flight’s arrival into Brisbane at 4:45am and departing 5:30pm the same day.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRoyal Brunei Airlines is set to return to Queensland with the launch of services between Brisbane and Brunei from 11 June 2019, after a near eight-year hiatus.The four weekly flights, operating Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will bring an additional 62,400 seats into and out of Brisbane Airport (BNE) each year, with a customer-friendly schedule and more choice that will appeal to a wide range of travellers and budgets.The service was acquired for Queensland through a partnership between Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Tourism Events Queensland, with the support of Queensland State Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF).“It is great to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines as Brisbane Airport’s 34th international airline and Bandar Seri Begawan as our 33rd international destination,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, BAC CEO.“It is also great that new longer-range, narrow-body aircraft such as the A320NEO are now able to make direct flights into Brisbane more viable than ever, an opportunity we are working to expand on in the future,” Mr de Graaff said.Mr Karam Chand, Royal Brunei Airlines CEO, said: “Royal Brunei is delighted to recommence services to Brisbane, a very popular destination for Bruneians and guests from our expanding route network.“We have very good connections from United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, East Asia and South East Asia to and from Brisbane. Our guests will experience the very best of Bruneian hospitality flying on our fleet of B787 Dreamliners and A320NEOs, one of the youngest fleets in the world with an average fleet age of two years.“We offer great value to our Australian guests and exciting destinations such as Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Ho Chi Minh City, to name a few, which could be packaged as single- or dual-destination holidays.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said securing flights to Brisbane with the international carrier was a win for Queensland.“This new service will allow us to welcome more tourists from the United Kingdom – Queensland’s third largest international market – connecting via Bandar Seri Begawan, which is a hub for international travellers.”Acting Tourism Industry Development Minister Di Farmer said the new route was secured through the Palaszczuk Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF).Royal Brunei Airline’s network covers a number of South East Asian and East Asian markets, as well as two ports in the Middle East and London Heathrow, increasing access to and from destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul, as well as a new one-stop travel option to the UK.Passengers will enjoy the comfort of Royal Brunei’s A320NEO aircraft offering 12 Business and 138 Economy seats, with the proposed launch schedule (subject to change) currently scheduling the flight’s arrival into Brisbane at 4:45am and departing 5:30pm the same day.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Denver Colorado – from £310 in February Cheap fli

first_imgDenver, Colorado – from £310 in FebruaryCheap flights to Denver with Norwegian mean it’s now possible to explore the Mile-High City and hit Winter Park’s snowy ski slopes on a shoestring. The new daily ski train makes a twin-centre trip easy, whisking you from downtown to the slopes from $29pp. Denver’s the place for a bar crawl, taking in the city’s thriving craft-beer scene, with stops at the Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver’s first brewpub) and the Brewery and Tap Room both essential. Meanwhile, in Winter Park – which has one of Colorado’s highest snowfall averages – you can let rip in the powder on Mary Jane mountain, or cruise the broad, confidence-boosting blues immediately above the village.Best for: Keen skiers and complete beginners. The skiers will love the soft, Colorado snow and the lack of lift queues. Beginners will flourish in the resort’s upbeat, yes-you-can ski school.Where to stay: In Denver, the functional and friendly Grand Hyatt is at the heart of the action, with rooms starting from about £100 a night in February. in Winter Park, The Vintage Hotel offers has doubles from around £120 a night.Singapore – from £408 in March Spring is the perfect time for Barbados: dry, balmy, and blessed with a cooling sea breeze. Head to Holetown on the west coast for a languid beach holiday, serving up brilliant sunsets, buzzing restaurants and ice-cold Banks beers in its chatty, neighbourhood bars. The waters here are much calmer than on the east coast, so leave the surfboard at home, and take a PADI open water scuba diving course instead.Best for: That moment when you can’t wait any longer for summer, and need an emergency transfusion of warmth.Where to stay: The All Seasons Resort is great value, with doubles in the second half of April from £95. The unfussy rooms come with kitchens, and there’s a small pool flanked with palm trees if you don’t fancy the five-minute walk to the beach.Cancun, Mexico – from £494 in February Mid-winter blues? Not in Cancun. The only blues you’ll be thinking about are the colours of the sea and the sky. Here, the average daytime temperature is 23C, and the water is even warmer (25C). We’ll admit it: this is one for beach babies and party animals, not culture lovers. But do peel yourself off the sun lounger to visit Isla Mujeres, a small island 20 minutes’ away by ferry, where crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkelling, and there’s a fascinating sea-turtle sanctuary. Limon is the best restaurant on the island, and serves fresh-as-it-comes seafood.Best for: anyone who fancies the idea of dancing at a beach bar in the middle of February.Where to stay: At The Real Inn Cancun you might pick up a double room in February for as little as £54. Not bad for a waterfront setting and neat, modern, no-nonsense rooms.Havana, Cuba – from £398 in June Cuba’s popularity may have soared in recent years, but the capital retains its rickety charm, complete with crumbling colonial buildings, lively bars and infectious salsa rhythms. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, head to La Casa de la Bombilla Verde in El Vedado, a so-called “cultural café” popular with young Cuban literati. It’s a great little find with a low-lit bar, and a regular programme of live music, dancing and even poetry nights.Best for: a city break like no other. Havana doesn’t bustle: it struts.Where to stay: the Mercure Sevilla La Habana in Old Havana has an intricate and beautiful Mudejar facade and stunning top-floor restaurant. Doubles cost start from around £110 a night.Published January 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Amman buzzes with cosmopolitan energy year-round, but go in March — when the cold lifts and tourists are still few and far between. At this time of year, hotel prices are low and you’ll have the magnificent Greco-Roman remains at Jerash (about an hour’s drive north of the city) more or less to yourself. Meanwhile, back in downtown Amman, visit the cavernous King Abdullah Mosque, before stopping by Al Quds Falafel on lively Rainbow street, home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bustling shisha bars. Al Quds is a small kiosk serving fresh-as-they-come falafel wraps for about 80p.Best for: Adventurous city breakers, who want the whiff of cardamom with their coffee rather than another weekend in Europe.Where to stay: doubles at the central Belle Vue Amman start from around £50 a night.Holetown, Barbados – from £452 in April The Lion City is the new kid on the block when it comes to low-cost long-haul – and should no longer be considered purely as a layover destination. Its appeal lies in its intriguing blend of cultures, especially in the city’s diverse enclaves. Little India, Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Arab Street all offer a mix of eye-catching architecture, cheap eats and east-meets-west atmosphere. Scout out one of the many Hawker Centres (food courts) where the locals go to eat, and you can pick up local dishes, such as and hokkien mee (egg and rice noodles, stir-fred with pork, squid and prawns), for as little as £3.Best for: City breakers who want to explore a lively, fast-paced city most people will only ever use, naively, use as a stopoverWhere to stay: The Scarlet is a good-value boutique hotel, close to the Chinatown, with smart rooms from about £110 a night in March.Amman, Jordan – from £297 in March Related10 of best cheap ski resorts in the worldLooking for the cheapest places to ski in Europe? Amidst the £10 beers in Zermatt and the fine dining in France, you can still ski the same slopes for a fraction of the price – in the French Alps, Italy, the US, and a few hidden ski fields in Europe!…Six cheap, continent-hopping flights that will energise your yearIsn’t it time you whisked yourself away to somewhere far-flung? Long-haul flights can be a lot cheaper than you think, and they’ll turn your time off into an exotic, life-affirming adventure. Here’s how to plan a trip that’ll leave you buzzing for months.Family friendly skiing: winter sports for kidsSkyscanner brings you a guide to some of the most child-friendly ski resorts in the world.last_img read more

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first_imgDenver, Colorado – from £310 in FebruaryCheap flights to Denver with Norwegian mean it’s now possible to explore the Mile-High City and hit Winter Park’s snowy ski slopes on a shoestring. The new daily ski train makes a twin-centre trip easy, whisking you from downtown to the slopes from $29pp. Denver’s the place for a bar crawl, taking in the city’s thriving craft-beer scene, with stops at the Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver’s first brewpub) and the Brewery and Tap Room both essential. Meanwhile, in Winter Park – which has one of Colorado’s highest snowfall averages – you can let rip in the powder on Mary Jane mountain, or cruise the broad, confidence-boosting blues immediately above the village.Best for: Keen skiers and complete beginners. The skiers will love the soft, Colorado snow and the lack of lift queues. Beginners will flourish in the resort’s upbeat, yes-you-can ski school.Where to stay: In Denver, the functional and friendly Grand Hyatt is at the heart of the action, with rooms starting from about £100 a night in February. in Winter Park, The Vintage Hotel offers has doubles from around £120 a night.Singapore – from £408 in March Spring is the perfect time for Barbados: dry, balmy, and blessed with a cooling sea breeze. Head to Holetown on the west coast for a languid beach holiday, serving up brilliant sunsets, buzzing restaurants and ice-cold Banks beers in its chatty, neighbourhood bars. The waters here are much calmer than on the east coast, so leave the surfboard at home, and take a PADI open water scuba diving course instead.Best for: That moment when you can’t wait any longer for summer, and need an emergency transfusion of warmth.Where to stay: The All Seasons Resort is great value, with doubles in the second half of April from £95. The unfussy rooms come with kitchens, and there’s a small pool flanked with palm trees if you don’t fancy the five-minute walk to the beach.Cancun, Mexico – from £494 in February Mid-winter blues? Not in Cancun. The only blues you’ll be thinking about are the colours of the sea and the sky. Here, the average daytime temperature is 23C, and the water is even warmer (25C). We’ll admit it: this is one for beach babies and party animals, not culture lovers. But do peel yourself off the sun lounger to visit Isla Mujeres, a small island 20 minutes’ away by ferry, where crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkelling, and there’s a fascinating sea-turtle sanctuary. Limon is the best restaurant on the island, and serves fresh-as-it-comes seafood.Best for: anyone who fancies the idea of dancing at a beach bar in the middle of February.Where to stay: At The Real Inn Cancun you might pick up a double room in February for as little as £54. Not bad for a waterfront setting and neat, modern, no-nonsense rooms.Havana, Cuba – from £398 in June Cuba’s popularity may have soared in recent years, but the capital retains its rickety charm, complete with crumbling colonial buildings, lively bars and infectious salsa rhythms. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, head to La Casa de la Bombilla Verde in El Vedado, a so-called “cultural café” popular with young Cuban literati. It’s a great little find with a low-lit bar, and a regular programme of live music, dancing and even poetry nights.Best for: a city break like no other. Havana doesn’t bustle: it struts.Where to stay: the Mercure Sevilla La Habana in Old Havana has an intricate and beautiful Mudejar facade and stunning top-floor restaurant. Doubles cost start from around £110 a night.Published January 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Amman buzzes with cosmopolitan energy year-round, but go in March — when the cold lifts and tourists are still few and far between. At this time of year, hotel prices are low and you’ll have the magnificent Greco-Roman remains at Jerash (about an hour’s drive north of the city) more or less to yourself. Meanwhile, back in downtown Amman, visit the cavernous King Abdullah Mosque, before stopping by Al Quds Falafel on lively Rainbow street, home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bustling shisha bars. Al Quds is a small kiosk serving fresh-as-they-come falafel wraps for about 80p.Best for: Adventurous city breakers, who want the whiff of cardamom with their coffee rather than another weekend in Europe.Where to stay: doubles at the central Belle Vue Amman start from around £50 a night.Holetown, Barbados – from £452 in April The Lion City is the new kid on the block when it comes to low-cost long-haul – and should no longer be considered purely as a layover destination. Its appeal lies in its intriguing blend of cultures, especially in the city’s diverse enclaves. Little India, Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Arab Street all offer a mix of eye-catching architecture, cheap eats and east-meets-west atmosphere. Scout out one of the many Hawker Centres (food courts) where the locals go to eat, and you can pick up local dishes, such as and hokkien mee (egg and rice noodles, stir-fred with pork, squid and prawns), for as little as £3.Best for: City breakers who want to explore a lively, fast-paced city most people will only ever use, naively, use as a stopoverWhere to stay: The Scarlet is a good-value boutique hotel, close to the Chinatown, with smart rooms from about £110 a night in March.Amman, Jordan – from £297 in March Related10 of best cheap ski resorts in the worldLooking for the cheapest places to ski in Europe? Amidst the £10 beers in Zermatt and the fine dining in France, you can still ski the same slopes for a fraction of the price – in the French Alps, Italy, the US, and a few hidden ski fields in Europe!…Six cheap, continent-hopping flights that will energise your yearIsn’t it time you whisked yourself away to somewhere far-flung? Long-haul flights can be a lot cheaper than you think, and they’ll turn your time off into an exotic, life-affirming adventure. Here’s how to plan a trip that’ll leave you buzzing for months.Family friendly skiing: winter sports for kidsSkyscanner brings you a guide to some of the most child-friendly ski resorts in the world.last_img read more

Crewe UK – Reported by Elite Traveler the priv

first_imgCrewe, U.K. – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineBentley bounced back to pre-recession levels of demand during 2011, with strong growth in all major markets. Globally, sales were up 37% to 7003 for the calendar year with sales accelerating as the year progressed. December sales were 1059 (up 69% on the same month in 2010), the best month since Bentley’s pre-recession record of 2007 and the second best month ever.The US continues to be Bentley’s number one market with 2021 cars sold in 2011, an increase of 32%. For the first time ever, however, China took second spot with sales for the region virtually doubling to 1839 and surpassing the previous year’s record before the end of July. This achievement is even more remarkable considering Bentley has been present in Mainland China for less than ten years.Other regions have also performed very well. Continental European sales rebounded to 1187 (an increase of 53%) led by strong demand in Germany where sales have increased by a remarkable 88%. The UK proved to be extremely challenging over the past months, but still saw an increase of over five per cent with 1031 cars sold. Indeed, all major markets are up including the Middle East despite the political instability that has beset certain markets.Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Wolfgang Dürheimer, said: “It has been a tremendously good year for Bentley. The dramatic sales growth reflects a global strength to the Brand and a recognition of the quality, craftsmanship and engineering excellence of our cars. It is also testament to the work of the entire Bentley Team whose passion and daily commitment has delivered this outstanding result. It has been particularly pleasing to see renewed interest in Bentley in established as well as and new and emerging markets, all of which is contributing to a positive operating result for 2011.“We want that success to continue and, with a new Continental V8 set to attract new customers in 2012, have ambitious but realistic plans which reflect global economic conditions as much as our new product line up.”The strong performance was the result of strong demand across the range, with the new Continental GT unsurprisingly proving the most popular Bentley with 2404 GTs delivered – over a third of Bentley’s total sales volume. Sales were boosted significantly in December with the first deliveries of the new soft-top Continental GTC, a new model which has receivedfantastic reviews from media and customers alike. Together with the Bentley Mulsanne, which continues to maintain a healthy order bank constantly replenished as more customers get to drive the flagship Bentley, sales growth is expected to continue unabated during 2012.www.bentleymotors.com/last_img read more

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first_imgCrewe, U.K. – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineBentley bounced back to pre-recession levels of demand during 2011, with strong growth in all major markets. Globally, sales were up 37% to 7003 for the calendar year with sales accelerating as the year progressed. December sales were 1059 (up 69% on the same month in 2010), the best month since Bentley’s pre-recession record of 2007 and the second best month ever.The US continues to be Bentley’s number one market with 2021 cars sold in 2011, an increase of 32%. For the first time ever, however, China took second spot with sales for the region virtually doubling to 1839 and surpassing the previous year’s record before the end of July. This achievement is even more remarkable considering Bentley has been present in Mainland China for less than ten years.Other regions have also performed very well. Continental European sales rebounded to 1187 (an increase of 53%) led by strong demand in Germany where sales have increased by a remarkable 88%. The UK proved to be extremely challenging over the past months, but still saw an increase of over five per cent with 1031 cars sold. Indeed, all major markets are up including the Middle East despite the political instability that has beset certain markets.Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Wolfgang Dürheimer, said: “It has been a tremendously good year for Bentley. The dramatic sales growth reflects a global strength to the Brand and a recognition of the quality, craftsmanship and engineering excellence of our cars. It is also testament to the work of the entire Bentley Team whose passion and daily commitment has delivered this outstanding result. It has been particularly pleasing to see renewed interest in Bentley in established as well as and new and emerging markets, all of which is contributing to a positive operating result for 2011.“We want that success to continue and, with a new Continental V8 set to attract new customers in 2012, have ambitious but realistic plans which reflect global economic conditions as much as our new product line up.”The strong performance was the result of strong demand across the range, with the new Continental GT unsurprisingly proving the most popular Bentley with 2404 GTs delivered – over a third of Bentley’s total sales volume. Sales were boosted significantly in December with the first deliveries of the new soft-top Continental GTC, a new model which has receivedfantastic reviews from media and customers alike. Together with the Bentley Mulsanne, which continues to maintain a healthy order bank constantly replenished as more customers get to drive the flagship Bentley, sales growth is expected to continue unabated during 2012.www.bentleymotors.com/last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2018 8:55 pm PDT Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Man charged with stalking Rihanna, burglarizing her home LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time.Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanour count of resisting arrest.He appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.Leon is accused of climbing over a fence and breaking into the house on May 9. Authorities say Rihanna’s assistant found him and called police.center_img FILE – In this May 10, 2018 file photo, singer and fashion icon Rihanna appears at an event to promote her new lingerie brand Savage X in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time. Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File) last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2018 8:55 pm PDT Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Man charged with stalking Rihanna, burglarizing her home LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time.Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanour count of resisting arrest.He appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.Leon is accused of climbing over a fence and breaking into the house on May 9. Authorities say Rihanna’s assistant found him and called police.center_img FILE – In this May 10, 2018 file photo, singer and fashion icon Rihanna appears at an event to promote her new lingerie brand Savage X in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time. Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File) last_img read more

FILE In this July 3 2018 file photo President

first_img FILE – In this July 3, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a “Salute to Service” dinner in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Trump has found a receptive audience for his campaign-style rallies on Fox News Channel. The network has carried the president speaking live to supporters four times in the past few weeks, and planned to do so again on Thursday. By contrast, CNN and MSNBC don’t carry the speeches live. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2018 11:50 am PDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email President Trump’s rallies get extensive airtime on Fox Newscenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – President Donald Trump’s campaign-style rallies have found a receptive audience at Fox News Channel, which unlike the other cable news networks often carries his speeches live and in their entirety.Four times in the past few weeks, Fox has set aside its usual prime-time programming to air the president speaking live to supporters at events in South Carolina, Minnesota, North Dakota and West Virginia. The network also promised live coverage of a Trump rally Thursday in Montana, where Democratic Sen. Jon Tester faces a tough fight for re-election.Critics say Fox is essentially giving the Republican president free, repeated access to his supporters in a midterm election year.Fox counters that it is simply covering newsworthy events and that the criticism is absurd. The rallies have also been good for business.CNN and MSNBC generally do not air the rallies live, and once were taunted on the air by Fox for that.The programming choices represent a stark illustration of how the cable networks have positioned themselves during the Trump administration. The president gives an overwhelming percentage of his TV interviews to Fox personalities, prime-time host Sean Hannity is a close confidant and fierce defender, and the White House on Thursday announced the hiring of former Fox News executive Bill Shine as deputy chief of staff for communications.Meanwhile, MSNBC is now typically second only to Fox News Channel in popularity for all cable networks with a prime-time lineup that appeals to anti-Trumpers, who would probably howl if Chris Hayes or Rachel Maddow were knocked off the air for a presidential rally.Not counting Tuesday’s speech before a military group in West Virginia, Fox has aired Trump rally speeches virtually in their entirety six times, according to Media Matters, a liberal media watchdog. That amounted to six hours, 33 minutes of programming. Meanwhile, MSNBC aired one rally for about eight minutes, while CNN has shown none of them live.The airtime on Fox has “enormous value” politically, said Steve Schmidt, an MSNBC contributor and former campaign manager for Sen. John McCain who recently renounced the Republican Party over his distaste for Trump. This week’s speech in West Virginia was on the home turf of Joe Manchin, another Democratic senator up for re-election this fall in a state with a heavy concentration of Trump supporters.“I don’t say this lightly, but this is a network functioning as state television for the president of the United States,” Schmidt said.While past presidents would often campaign for broad public support for their policies, Trump is most interested in keeping his base of supporters excited and inflamed, he said. Fox offers exposure to a large group of his fans.Fox noted that two of the recent rallies came on the heels of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement and Trump’s executive order ending his policy of separating migrant children from their parents.“The president makes news whenever he speaks, and in this nonstop news cycle, there are constant headlines for President Trump to react to,” Fox said in a statement.During coverage of one rally, Fox aired an onscreen message that said, “Trump rally live only on Fox News, other networks ignore presidential rally.”“It’s a bit odd to complain that this will give Trump an advantage,” said Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the conservative Media Research Center. “If so, then all of (the networks) were Trump fans in 2015 and 2016. It’s also a bit odd to suggest he’s less newsworthy now that he’s president.”Indeed, Trump appearances were catnip for cable news producers when he was a candidate. CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker said shortly before the 2016 election that his network made a mistake in airing too many of Trump’s campaign rallies in the early days of the campaign, largely because “you never knew what he would say.” MSNBC’s morning duo of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, now outspoken Trump critics, lent him considerable airtime and credibility in the months before the 2016 primaries.CNN and MSNBC would not make executives available for comment. Network representatives note that there is a difference between covering a speech and carrying it live. In several cases, clips from the rallies air in later news coverage.Fox News is seeing what every network discovered during the campaign — that Trump draws eyeballs.During the South Dakota, Minnesota and and North Dakota events, which pre-empted Tucker Carlson’s prime-time show, Trump’s audience was bigger than what Carlson alone drew for his own show in the days surrounding the rallies, the Nielsen company said. Trump’s average audience twice exceeded 3 million viewers, and Carlson didn’t hit that mark on his own.Hannity already has the most popular program on cable, but on the night of the North Dakota rally — which took over the first 20 minutes of Hannity’s show — he averaged more than 4 million viewers. That was a bigger audience than Hannity reached on his own the previous week, Nielsen said.last_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this July 3, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a “Salute to Service” dinner in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Trump has found a receptive audience for his campaign-style rallies on Fox News Channel. The network has carried the president speaking live to supporters four times in the past few weeks, and planned to do so again on Thursday. By contrast, CNN and MSNBC don’t carry the speeches live. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2018 11:50 am PDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email President Trump’s rallies get extensive airtime on Fox Newscenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – President Donald Trump’s campaign-style rallies have found a receptive audience at Fox News Channel, which unlike the other cable news networks often carries his speeches live and in their entirety.Four times in the past few weeks, Fox has set aside its usual prime-time programming to air the president speaking live to supporters at events in South Carolina, Minnesota, North Dakota and West Virginia. The network also promised live coverage of a Trump rally Thursday in Montana, where Democratic Sen. Jon Tester faces a tough fight for re-election.Critics say Fox is essentially giving the Republican president free, repeated access to his supporters in a midterm election year.Fox counters that it is simply covering newsworthy events and that the criticism is absurd. The rallies have also been good for business.CNN and MSNBC generally do not air the rallies live, and once were taunted on the air by Fox for that.The programming choices represent a stark illustration of how the cable networks have positioned themselves during the Trump administration. The president gives an overwhelming percentage of his TV interviews to Fox personalities, prime-time host Sean Hannity is a close confidant and fierce defender, and the White House on Thursday announced the hiring of former Fox News executive Bill Shine as deputy chief of staff for communications.Meanwhile, MSNBC is now typically second only to Fox News Channel in popularity for all cable networks with a prime-time lineup that appeals to anti-Trumpers, who would probably howl if Chris Hayes or Rachel Maddow were knocked off the air for a presidential rally.Not counting Tuesday’s speech before a military group in West Virginia, Fox has aired Trump rally speeches virtually in their entirety six times, according to Media Matters, a liberal media watchdog. That amounted to six hours, 33 minutes of programming. Meanwhile, MSNBC aired one rally for about eight minutes, while CNN has shown none of them live.The airtime on Fox has “enormous value” politically, said Steve Schmidt, an MSNBC contributor and former campaign manager for Sen. John McCain who recently renounced the Republican Party over his distaste for Trump. This week’s speech in West Virginia was on the home turf of Joe Manchin, another Democratic senator up for re-election this fall in a state with a heavy concentration of Trump supporters.“I don’t say this lightly, but this is a network functioning as state television for the president of the United States,” Schmidt said.While past presidents would often campaign for broad public support for their policies, Trump is most interested in keeping his base of supporters excited and inflamed, he said. Fox offers exposure to a large group of his fans.Fox noted that two of the recent rallies came on the heels of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement and Trump’s executive order ending his policy of separating migrant children from their parents.“The president makes news whenever he speaks, and in this nonstop news cycle, there are constant headlines for President Trump to react to,” Fox said in a statement.During coverage of one rally, Fox aired an onscreen message that said, “Trump rally live only on Fox News, other networks ignore presidential rally.”“It’s a bit odd to complain that this will give Trump an advantage,” said Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the conservative Media Research Center. “If so, then all of (the networks) were Trump fans in 2015 and 2016. It’s also a bit odd to suggest he’s less newsworthy now that he’s president.”Indeed, Trump appearances were catnip for cable news producers when he was a candidate. CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker said shortly before the 2016 election that his network made a mistake in airing too many of Trump’s campaign rallies in the early days of the campaign, largely because “you never knew what he would say.” MSNBC’s morning duo of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, now outspoken Trump critics, lent him considerable airtime and credibility in the months before the 2016 primaries.CNN and MSNBC would not make executives available for comment. Network representatives note that there is a difference between covering a speech and carrying it live. In several cases, clips from the rallies air in later news coverage.Fox News is seeing what every network discovered during the campaign — that Trump draws eyeballs.During the South Dakota, Minnesota and and North Dakota events, which pre-empted Tucker Carlson’s prime-time show, Trump’s audience was bigger than what Carlson alone drew for his own show in the days surrounding the rallies, the Nielsen company said. Trump’s average audience twice exceeded 3 million viewers, and Carlson didn’t hit that mark on his own.Hannity already has the most popular program on cable, but on the night of the North Dakota rally — which took over the first 20 minutes of Hannity’s show — he averaged more than 4 million viewers. That was a bigger audience than Hannity reached on his own the previous week, Nielsen said.last_img read more

Upcoming book assails Trumps ethics deficit in

first_imgUpcoming book assails Trump’s ‘ethics deficit’ in golf NEW YORK, N.Y. – The next book to take on President Donald Trump isn’t focused on Russia or tax policy. It’s about his golf game.Hachette Books announced Wednesday that Rick Reilly’s “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump” will come out next May. Hachette is calling the book a close study of Trump’s “ethics deficit” on the course and what it says about him as a leader. Reilly is a longtime contributor to Sports Illustrated and CNN. He’s basing his book on firsthand observations, along with interviews with everyone from golfing partners to caddies.Reilly has written about Trump and golf before, notably in his 2003 publication, “Who’s Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf.” by The Associated Press Posted Sep 5, 2018 5:04 am PDT Last Updated Sep 5, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img This cover image released by Hachette Books shows “Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” by Rick Reilly. (Hachette Books via AP) last_img read more

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first_imgUpcoming book assails Trump’s ‘ethics deficit’ in golf NEW YORK, N.Y. – The next book to take on President Donald Trump isn’t focused on Russia or tax policy. It’s about his golf game.Hachette Books announced Wednesday that Rick Reilly’s “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump” will come out next May. Hachette is calling the book a close study of Trump’s “ethics deficit” on the course and what it says about him as a leader. Reilly is a longtime contributor to Sports Illustrated and CNN. He’s basing his book on firsthand observations, along with interviews with everyone from golfing partners to caddies.Reilly has written about Trump and golf before, notably in his 2003 publication, “Who’s Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf.” by The Associated Press Posted Sep 5, 2018 5:04 am PDT Last Updated Sep 5, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img This cover image released by Hachette Books shows “Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” by Rick Reilly. (Hachette Books via AP) last_img read more

by Paul Elias The Associated Press Posted Oct

first_img by Paul Elias, The Associated Press Posted Oct 22, 2018 12:13 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Email SAN FRANCISCO – The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman’s patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.Now he’s using those same skills in to try to close the biggest deal of his life.He’s calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to make him eligible for parole and give him a chance to leave prison after spending 34 years behind bars.A Los Angeles County jury convicted Hunt in 1987 of killing Ron Levin, who disappeared in 1984. Prosecutors have said Hunt killed Levin over a false promise to rescue the financially struggling “club,” which purported to invest members’ money in commodities but was mostly a Ponzi scheme that relied on new cash infusions to keep it afloat.Hunt argues Levin faked his own death to escape a pending fraud case.Hunt, 59, is hoping to capitalize on Brown’s desire to burnish his gubernatorial legacy during his last two months in office. The termed-out Democrat took office eight years ago vowing to reduce the prison population and reform harsh criminal justice laws, which includes reconsidering some life without parole sentences.Brown’s office said the governor has given 42 inmates with those sentences a chance at parole during his two terms in office, including 18 this year.With time running out on Brown’s final term, Hunt and his family have launched a publicity blitz to sway the governor to commute his sentence before he leaves office in early January.For most of an hour-long telephone interview with The Associated Press, Hunt displayed the same confident, enthusiastic and articulate hustle that he used to convince his wealthy high school buddies to join his “investment club” with their families’ money. Hunt originally named the group after a favourite restaurant — Bombay Bicycle Club — but it became known as the Billionaire Boys Club because of the hedonistic gang’s larger-than-life presence in Los Angeles.To appear successful, Hunt rented an expensive business office suite, tooled around town with his top assistants and was often seen dining at the trendiest restaurants. His exploits were the subject of two Hollywood movies.During the interview, Hunt discussed prison culture, what he believes are inherent inequities in the legal system and — most of all — his claim of innocence.But Hunt went quiet when asked what would happen if Brown turns him down. He tenaciously but fruitlessly fought for three decades to win his freedom in the courts. He said he had resigned himself to never leaving prison when he lost his final appeal in 2016 but that his hope was renewed after inmates serving the same sentence walked out of prison because of Brown’s intervention.“I see other men similarly situated getting commutations and figured ‘Why not me, too?’” he said.Brown’s spokesman Evan Westrup declined comment on Hunt’s appeal, saying the governor does not comment on commutation applications.In 1984, the then 24-year-old Hunt was elated he had met Levin, who was 18 years older. Hunt thought Levin was the financial saviour for a scheme badly in need of new investment. Hunt had squandered most of the original investments on luxury condos, sports cars and Armani suits.“With high overhead, lavish personal spending and little income, the BBC was essentially a pyramid scheme,” Hunt’s attorney Charles Carbone wrote in his client’s application to the governor.Levin gave Hunt access to a $5 million commodities trading account and the two agreed to split profits. Hunt quickly racked up $13 million in profits, but when he went to cash out he discovered the account was not real.Levin, who operated a freelance video news agency, had convinced a brokerage house to open the dummy account. Levin told the brokerage firm he was working on an investment documentary, that Hunt was his subject and needed to believe the account was real for the project to work.Prosecutors argued at his trial that Hunt was angry and humiliated when he discovered that summer that he was the target of Levin’s sophisticated hoax.Levin went missing in the summer of 1984 and has never been found. Kevin Spacey played Levin in the 2018’s financial flop “Billionaire Boys Club.”No body, weapon or any physical evidence like blood was found. But the jury convicted Hunt on the strength of club members’ testimony that Hunt had bragged he killed Levin — and a macabre “to-do list” Hunt wrote that was found in Levin’s home.“Closed blinds, scan for tape recorder, tape mouth, handcuff, put gloves on, explain situation, kill dog,” the note read.Hunt said he wrote the note and left if for Levin to find to scare him. Hunt has always maintained his innocence and argued that Levin faked his death to evade a pending fraud case.But now, he’s changed tactics with Brown and is highlighting his stellar prison record of volunteer work, religious service and good prison behaviour. His commutation cites his legal work with other inmates, helping them write briefs and fill out court forms.Hunt’s application also discusses in depth his embrace of yogi and meditation and a brand of Eastern religion as practiced by the Ananda Church of Self-Realization.He was recently transferred so he could work helping other inmates at the California Health Care Facility at Stockton, a medical prison and much less stressful place for inmates than the maximum-security lockup where he spent most of prison time.Hunt filed his commutation application in January, but has not heard back.So he and his family recently launched a publicity campaign, with a website, FreeJoeHunt.com and accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. His family has hired a publicist to arrange phone calls with reporters and he eagerly recounted his story.“Was I a catastrophic, world-class jackass in in 1984? No doubt,” Hunt said. “But it’s not right that I get to be the garbage dump of everybody’s peccadillos.” Billionaire Boys Club’s Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentencecenter_img File – This March 1988 file photo shows Joe Hunt as he enters a Redwood City, Calif., courtroom for an arraignment. The founder of the infamous Billionaire Boys Club who is serving a life sentence for murder is appealing to California Gov. Jerry Brown for a chance at freedom. (AP Photo/File) last_img read more

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first_img by Paul Elias, The Associated Press Posted Oct 22, 2018 12:13 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Email SAN FRANCISCO – The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman’s patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.Now he’s using those same skills in to try to close the biggest deal of his life.He’s calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to make him eligible for parole and give him a chance to leave prison after spending 34 years behind bars.A Los Angeles County jury convicted Hunt in 1987 of killing Ron Levin, who disappeared in 1984. Prosecutors have said Hunt killed Levin over a false promise to rescue the financially struggling “club,” which purported to invest members’ money in commodities but was mostly a Ponzi scheme that relied on new cash infusions to keep it afloat.Hunt argues Levin faked his own death to escape a pending fraud case.Hunt, 59, is hoping to capitalize on Brown’s desire to burnish his gubernatorial legacy during his last two months in office. The termed-out Democrat took office eight years ago vowing to reduce the prison population and reform harsh criminal justice laws, which includes reconsidering some life without parole sentences.Brown’s office said the governor has given 42 inmates with those sentences a chance at parole during his two terms in office, including 18 this year.With time running out on Brown’s final term, Hunt and his family have launched a publicity blitz to sway the governor to commute his sentence before he leaves office in early January.For most of an hour-long telephone interview with The Associated Press, Hunt displayed the same confident, enthusiastic and articulate hustle that he used to convince his wealthy high school buddies to join his “investment club” with their families’ money. Hunt originally named the group after a favourite restaurant — Bombay Bicycle Club — but it became known as the Billionaire Boys Club because of the hedonistic gang’s larger-than-life presence in Los Angeles.To appear successful, Hunt rented an expensive business office suite, tooled around town with his top assistants and was often seen dining at the trendiest restaurants. His exploits were the subject of two Hollywood movies.During the interview, Hunt discussed prison culture, what he believes are inherent inequities in the legal system and — most of all — his claim of innocence.But Hunt went quiet when asked what would happen if Brown turns him down. He tenaciously but fruitlessly fought for three decades to win his freedom in the courts. He said he had resigned himself to never leaving prison when he lost his final appeal in 2016 but that his hope was renewed after inmates serving the same sentence walked out of prison because of Brown’s intervention.“I see other men similarly situated getting commutations and figured ‘Why not me, too?’” he said.Brown’s spokesman Evan Westrup declined comment on Hunt’s appeal, saying the governor does not comment on commutation applications.In 1984, the then 24-year-old Hunt was elated he had met Levin, who was 18 years older. Hunt thought Levin was the financial saviour for a scheme badly in need of new investment. Hunt had squandered most of the original investments on luxury condos, sports cars and Armani suits.“With high overhead, lavish personal spending and little income, the BBC was essentially a pyramid scheme,” Hunt’s attorney Charles Carbone wrote in his client’s application to the governor.Levin gave Hunt access to a $5 million commodities trading account and the two agreed to split profits. Hunt quickly racked up $13 million in profits, but when he went to cash out he discovered the account was not real.Levin, who operated a freelance video news agency, had convinced a brokerage house to open the dummy account. Levin told the brokerage firm he was working on an investment documentary, that Hunt was his subject and needed to believe the account was real for the project to work.Prosecutors argued at his trial that Hunt was angry and humiliated when he discovered that summer that he was the target of Levin’s sophisticated hoax.Levin went missing in the summer of 1984 and has never been found. Kevin Spacey played Levin in the 2018’s financial flop “Billionaire Boys Club.”No body, weapon or any physical evidence like blood was found. But the jury convicted Hunt on the strength of club members’ testimony that Hunt had bragged he killed Levin — and a macabre “to-do list” Hunt wrote that was found in Levin’s home.“Closed blinds, scan for tape recorder, tape mouth, handcuff, put gloves on, explain situation, kill dog,” the note read.Hunt said he wrote the note and left if for Levin to find to scare him. Hunt has always maintained his innocence and argued that Levin faked his death to evade a pending fraud case.But now, he’s changed tactics with Brown and is highlighting his stellar prison record of volunteer work, religious service and good prison behaviour. His commutation cites his legal work with other inmates, helping them write briefs and fill out court forms.Hunt’s application also discusses in depth his embrace of yogi and meditation and a brand of Eastern religion as practiced by the Ananda Church of Self-Realization.He was recently transferred so he could work helping other inmates at the California Health Care Facility at Stockton, a medical prison and much less stressful place for inmates than the maximum-security lockup where he spent most of prison time.Hunt filed his commutation application in January, but has not heard back.So he and his family recently launched a publicity campaign, with a website, FreeJoeHunt.com and accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. His family has hired a publicist to arrange phone calls with reporters and he eagerly recounted his story.“Was I a catastrophic, world-class jackass in in 1984? No doubt,” Hunt said. “But it’s not right that I get to be the garbage dump of everybody’s peccadillos.” Billionaire Boys Club’s Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentencecenter_img File – This March 1988 file photo shows Joe Hunt as he enters a Redwood City, Calif., courtroom for an arraignment. The founder of the infamous Billionaire Boys Club who is serving a life sentence for murder is appealing to California Gov. Jerry Brown for a chance at freedom. (AP Photo/File) last_img read more

The top 10 audiobooks on Audiblecom

first_imgThe top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2018 10:44 am PDT Audible.com bestsellers for week ending December 14:Fiction1. The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, narrated by Richard Armitage (Audible Studios)2. Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier, narrated by Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Damon Herriman, James Scott, John Beck, Lance Guest, Gabe Greenspan & Nate Jones (Audible Studios)3. Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon & Dirk Maggs, narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck & Mac McDonald (Audible Studios)4. Zero G by Dan Wells, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, Eddy Lee, Jennifer Van Dyck, Allyson Johnson & David Shih (Audible Studios)5. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl: An Audible Original by Ambreen Razia, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)6. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)7. The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Book 1 by Patrick Rothfuss, narrated by Nick Podehl (Brilliance Audio)8. One Day in December: A Novel by Josie Silver, narrated by Eleanor Tomlinson & Charlie Anson (Random House Audio)9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale (Pottermore from J.K. Rowling)10. Storm Glass: The Harbinger Series, Book 1 by Jeff Wheeler, narrated by Kate Rudd (Brilliance Audio)Nonfiction1. Becoming by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)2. Out of My Mind by Alan Arkin, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)3. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins, narrated by the author & Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing)4. New Family Values by Andrew Solomon, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)5. Jingle Bell Pop by John Seabrook, narrated by Erin Moon (Audible Studios)6. Ancient Civilizations of North America by Edwin Barnhart & The Great Courses, narrated by Edwin Barnhart (The Great Courses)7. Everyday Meditation by Aaptiv, narrated by Ceasar F. Barajas (Aaptiv)8. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, narrated by the author (Thomas Nelson Publishers)9. I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Joe Kenda, narrated by the author (Hachette Audio)10. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan (Random House Audio)—–The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgThe top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2018 10:44 am PDT Audible.com bestsellers for week ending December 14:Fiction1. The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, narrated by Richard Armitage (Audible Studios)2. Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier, narrated by Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Damon Herriman, James Scott, John Beck, Lance Guest, Gabe Greenspan & Nate Jones (Audible Studios)3. Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon & Dirk Maggs, narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck & Mac McDonald (Audible Studios)4. Zero G by Dan Wells, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, Eddy Lee, Jennifer Van Dyck, Allyson Johnson & David Shih (Audible Studios)5. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl: An Audible Original by Ambreen Razia, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)6. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)7. The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Book 1 by Patrick Rothfuss, narrated by Nick Podehl (Brilliance Audio)8. One Day in December: A Novel by Josie Silver, narrated by Eleanor Tomlinson & Charlie Anson (Random House Audio)9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale (Pottermore from J.K. Rowling)10. Storm Glass: The Harbinger Series, Book 1 by Jeff Wheeler, narrated by Kate Rudd (Brilliance Audio)Nonfiction1. Becoming by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)2. Out of My Mind by Alan Arkin, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)3. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins, narrated by the author & Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing)4. New Family Values by Andrew Solomon, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)5. Jingle Bell Pop by John Seabrook, narrated by Erin Moon (Audible Studios)6. Ancient Civilizations of North America by Edwin Barnhart & The Great Courses, narrated by Edwin Barnhart (The Great Courses)7. Everyday Meditation by Aaptiv, narrated by Ceasar F. Barajas (Aaptiv)8. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, narrated by the author (Thomas Nelson Publishers)9. I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Joe Kenda, narrated by the author (Hachette Audio)10. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan (Random House Audio)—–The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

MIAMI — A horror movie called Happy Death Day 2U

first_img MIAMI — A horror movie called “Happy Death Day 2U” is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary.Universal Pictures released a statement Wednesday saying the film’s North American release would be moved from Feb. 14 to Feb. 13. The studio also decided to keep the film from theatres in the Parkland area where 17 people were killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime died in the attack, tweeted a plea Tuesday night for Universal to move the release date.“Happy Death Day 2U” is a sequel to the 2017 film “Happy Death Day” in which a woman must continually relive the day of her murder until she can discover her killer’s identity.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2019 6:16 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversarylast_img read more

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first_img MIAMI — A horror movie called “Happy Death Day 2U” is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary.Universal Pictures released a statement Wednesday saying the film’s North American release would be moved from Feb. 14 to Feb. 13. The studio also decided to keep the film from theatres in the Parkland area where 17 people were killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime died in the attack, tweeted a plea Tuesday night for Universal to move the release date.“Happy Death Day 2U” is a sequel to the 2017 film “Happy Death Day” in which a woman must continually relive the day of her murder until she can discover her killer’s identity.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2019 6:16 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversarylast_img read more

DuVernay Zendaya help Vanity Fair toast Women in

first_imgDuVernay, Zendaya help Vanity Fair toast Women in Hollywood AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Feb 22, 2019 12:39 am PDTcenter_img LOS ANGELES — By the time filmmaker Ava DuVernay got to Vanity Fair and Lancome’s Women in Hollywood pre-Oscars event Thursday night, she had already been to two other events that day. Not only that, she had to be “on” at each — they all had her name on the invitation. Such is the life in the days leading up to the Academy Awards Sunday, where it can often seem like there are more parties than there are nominees to go around.Although DuVernay was a little tired, she was excited for Vanity Fair — a name which has become almost synonymous with Oscars for the magazine’s famed post-show party. But for DuVernay it was another reason. As a co-host, she got to invite her own batch of friends and peers to the chic garden rooftop of the West Hollywood Soho House, where guests surrounded by pink roses and a canopy of trees sipped on their champagne and Belvedere vodka cocktails while overlooking the must-see jetliner views of Los Angeles.DuVernay co-hosted the gathering with Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones and Zendaya, where they mingled with guests like Lupita Nyong’o, Linda Cardellini, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Maude Apatow and Storm Reid, who starred in DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”Many guests found themselves event-hopping Thursday before Oscars weekend swings into full gear, and there were many to choose from. Just a few blocks away Allison Janney and Tiffany Haddish could be spotted at Cadillac’s annual party at the Chateau Marmont.Like DuVernay, “RBG” filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West also came from Diane von Furstenberg’s luncheon for female Oscar nominees to the Vanity Fair reception. But a third event was not in store for Cohen and West, both New Yorkers, who decided instead to save their energy for the next few days.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgDuVernay, Zendaya help Vanity Fair toast Women in Hollywood AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Feb 22, 2019 12:39 am PDTcenter_img LOS ANGELES — By the time filmmaker Ava DuVernay got to Vanity Fair and Lancome’s Women in Hollywood pre-Oscars event Thursday night, she had already been to two other events that day. Not only that, she had to be “on” at each — they all had her name on the invitation. Such is the life in the days leading up to the Academy Awards Sunday, where it can often seem like there are more parties than there are nominees to go around.Although DuVernay was a little tired, she was excited for Vanity Fair — a name which has become almost synonymous with Oscars for the magazine’s famed post-show party. But for DuVernay it was another reason. As a co-host, she got to invite her own batch of friends and peers to the chic garden rooftop of the West Hollywood Soho House, where guests surrounded by pink roses and a canopy of trees sipped on their champagne and Belvedere vodka cocktails while overlooking the must-see jetliner views of Los Angeles.DuVernay co-hosted the gathering with Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones and Zendaya, where they mingled with guests like Lupita Nyong’o, Linda Cardellini, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Maude Apatow and Storm Reid, who starred in DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”Many guests found themselves event-hopping Thursday before Oscars weekend swings into full gear, and there were many to choose from. Just a few blocks away Allison Janney and Tiffany Haddish could be spotted at Cadillac’s annual party at the Chateau Marmont.Like DuVernay, “RBG” filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West also came from Diane von Furstenberg’s luncheon for female Oscar nominees to the Vanity Fair reception. But a third event was not in store for Cohen and West, both New Yorkers, who decided instead to save their energy for the next few days.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27 by The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2019 12:34 pm PDT Sandra Bullock presents the award for best team at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27:July 21: Movie director Norman Jewison is 93. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 76. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 71. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 71. Actor Jamey Sheridan (“Homeland”) is 68. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 66. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 62. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 59. Actor Matt Mulhern (“Major Dad”) is 59. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 50. Actress Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 49. Singer Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums is 49. Country singer Paul Brandt is 47. Keyboardist Korey Cooper of Skillet is 47. Actress Ali Landry is 46. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 41. Actress Sprague Grayden (“Jericho,” ”24″) is 41. Actor Josh Hartnett is 41. Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath is 41. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 41. Singer Brad Mates of Emerson Drive is 41. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 38. Singer Romeo Santos is 38. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 37. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 35. Actress Vanessa Lengies (“American Dreams”) is 34.July 22: Actor Orson Bean (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 91. Actress Louise Fletcher is 85. Singer Chuck Jackson is 82. Actor Terence Stamp is 81. Game-show host Alex Trebek is 79. Singer George Clinton is 78. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 76. Actor Danny Glover is 73. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 73. Singer Don Henley is 72. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 72. Composer Alan Menken (“Little Mermaid,” ”Little Shop of Horrors”) is 70. Singer-actress Lonette McKee (“The Women of Brewster Place”) is 66. Actor Willem Dafoe is 64. Singer Keith Sweat is 58. Singer Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls is 56. Actor-comedian David Spade is 55. Actor John Leguizamo is 55. Actor Patrick Labyorteaux (“JAG,” ”Little House on the Prairie”) is 54. Bassist Pat Badger of Extreme is 52. Actor Rhys Ifans (“Elementary,” ”Notting Hill”) is 52. Actor-singer Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”) is 46. Musician Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) is 46. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 46. Actress Franka Potente (“The Bourne Identity”) is 45. Actress A.J. Cook (“Criminal Minds”) is 41. Actor Keegan Allen (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 32. Singer-actress Selena Gomez is 27.July 23: Actor Ronny Cox (“Deliverance,” ”RoboCop”) is 81. Radio personality Don Imus is 79. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 76. Singer David Essex is 72. Singer and former Congressman John Hall (Orleans) is 71. Guitarist Blair Thornton of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 69. Actress Belinda Montgomery (“Doogie Howser, MD”) is 69. Actor Woody Harrelson is 58. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 58. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 57. Drummer Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing) is 56. Guitarist Slash of Velvet Revolver and of Guns N’ Roses is 54. Singer Sam Watters of Color Me Badd is 49. Singer Dalvin DeGrate of Jodeci is 48. Singer Alison Krauss is 48. Drummer Chad Gracey of Live is 48. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans (“The Wayans Brothers”) is 47. Country singer Shannon Brown is 46. Actress Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent,” ”Crossing Jordan”) is 46. Actress Stephanie March (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 45. Actor Shane McRae (“Sneaky Pete”) is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 39. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 37. Actress Krysta Rodriguez (“Smash”) is 35. Actor Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” movies) is 30. Drummer Neil Perry of The Band Perry is 29. Actress Lili Simmons (TV’s “The Purge”) is 26. Country singer Danielle Bradbery (“The Voice”) is 23.July 24: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 86. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 83. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost in Space”) is 83. Actor Chris Sarandon is 77. Comedian Gallagher is 73. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 72. Actor Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) is 70. Actress Lynda Carter is 68. Director Gus Van Sant is 67. Country singer Pam Tillis is 62. Actor Kadeem Hardison (“A Different World”) is 54. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 51. Actress Laura Leighton (“Melrose Place”) is 51. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 50. Director Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”) is 48. Actress Jamie Denbo (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 46. Actor Eric Szmanda (“CSI”) is 44. Actress Rose Byrne is 40. Country singer Jerrod Neimann is 40. Actress Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) is 38. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 37. Actress Anna Paquin is 37. Actress Megan Park (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 33. TV personality Bindi Irwin (“Bindi: The Jungle Girl”) is 21.July 25: Singer-guitarist Bruce Woodley of The Seekers is 77. Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 76. Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 68. Guitarist Jem Finer of The Pogues is 64. Supermodel Iman is 64. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”) is 62. Guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 61. Country singer Marty Brown is 54. Actress Illeana Douglas is 54. Actor Matt LeBlanc (“Joey,” ”Friends”) is 52. Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson (TV’s “Grand Hotel,” ”The Steve Harvey Show”) is 52. Actor D.B. Woodside (“24”) is 50. Actress Miriam Shor (“Swingtown,” ”Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) is 48. Actor David Denman (“Parenthood,” ”The Office”) is 46. Actor Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”) is 45. Actor James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”) is 34. Actor Michael Welch (“Twilight” films, TV’s “Joan of Arcadia”) is 32. Actor Mason Cook (TV’s “Speechless”) is 19. Actor Pierce Gagnon (“One Tree Hill”) is 14.July 26: Singer Darlene Love is 78. Singer Brenton Wood is 78. Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 76. Actress Helen Mirren is 74. Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 70. Actress Susan George is 69. Actress Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 62. Actor Kevin Spacey is 60. Singer Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) is 58. Actress Sandra Bullock is 55. Singer Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is 54. Actor Jeremy Piven is 54. Singer Wayne Wonder is 53. Actor Jason Statham (“Transporter” films) is 52. Actor Cress Williams (“Close to Home”) is 49. Host Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) is 48. Actress Kate Beckinsale (“The Aviator,” ”Pearl Harbor”) is 46. Actor Gary Owen (“Think Like a Man” films) is 46. Drummer Dan Konopka of OK Go is 45. Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 42. Actress Eve Myles (“Victoria,” ”Broadchurch”) is 41. Actress Juliet Rylance (“American Gothic”) is 40. Actress Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” ”Chicago P.D.”) is 33. Actress Francia Raisa (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 31. Drummer Jamie Sharpe of Rush of Fools is 30. Actress Bianca Santos (“The Fosters”) is 29. Actress and singer Taylor Momsen of Pretty Reckless is 26.July 27: TV producer Norman Lear is 97. Actor John Pleshette (“Knots Landing”) is 77. Actress-director Betty Thomas (“Hill Street Blues”) is 72. Singer Maureen McGovern is 70. Actress Roxanne Hart (“The Good Girl,” ”Chicago Hope”) is 65. Guitarist Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) is 63. Comedian Carol Leifer is 63. Comedian Bill Engvall is 62. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 57. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 52. Singer Juliana Hatfield is 52. Actor Julian McMahon (“Profiler”) is 51. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) is 49. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 47. Drummer Abe Cunningham of Deftones is 46. Singer Pete Yorn is 45. Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) is 42. Comedian Heidi Gardner (“Saturday Night Live”) is 36. Actress Taylor Schilling is 35. Singer Cheyenne Kimball of Gloriana is 29. Actress Alyvia Alyn Lind (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”) is 12.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27 by The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2019 12:34 pm PDT Sandra Bullock presents the award for best team at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 21-27:July 21: Movie director Norman Jewison is 93. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 76. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 71. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 71. Actor Jamey Sheridan (“Homeland”) is 68. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 66. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 62. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 59. Actor Matt Mulhern (“Major Dad”) is 59. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 50. Actress Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 49. Singer Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums is 49. Country singer Paul Brandt is 47. Keyboardist Korey Cooper of Skillet is 47. Actress Ali Landry is 46. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 41. Actress Sprague Grayden (“Jericho,” ”24″) is 41. Actor Josh Hartnett is 41. Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath is 41. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 41. Singer Brad Mates of Emerson Drive is 41. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 38. Singer Romeo Santos is 38. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 37. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 35. Actress Vanessa Lengies (“American Dreams”) is 34.July 22: Actor Orson Bean (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 91. Actress Louise Fletcher is 85. Singer Chuck Jackson is 82. Actor Terence Stamp is 81. Game-show host Alex Trebek is 79. Singer George Clinton is 78. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 76. Actor Danny Glover is 73. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 73. Singer Don Henley is 72. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 72. Composer Alan Menken (“Little Mermaid,” ”Little Shop of Horrors”) is 70. Singer-actress Lonette McKee (“The Women of Brewster Place”) is 66. Actor Willem Dafoe is 64. Singer Keith Sweat is 58. Singer Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls is 56. Actor-comedian David Spade is 55. Actor John Leguizamo is 55. Actor Patrick Labyorteaux (“JAG,” ”Little House on the Prairie”) is 54. Bassist Pat Badger of Extreme is 52. Actor Rhys Ifans (“Elementary,” ”Notting Hill”) is 52. Actor-singer Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”) is 46. Musician Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) is 46. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 46. Actress Franka Potente (“The Bourne Identity”) is 45. Actress A.J. Cook (“Criminal Minds”) is 41. Actor Keegan Allen (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 32. Singer-actress Selena Gomez is 27.July 23: Actor Ronny Cox (“Deliverance,” ”RoboCop”) is 81. Radio personality Don Imus is 79. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 76. Singer David Essex is 72. Singer and former Congressman John Hall (Orleans) is 71. Guitarist Blair Thornton of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 69. Actress Belinda Montgomery (“Doogie Howser, MD”) is 69. Actor Woody Harrelson is 58. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 58. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 57. Drummer Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing) is 56. Guitarist Slash of Velvet Revolver and of Guns N’ Roses is 54. Singer Sam Watters of Color Me Badd is 49. Singer Dalvin DeGrate of Jodeci is 48. Singer Alison Krauss is 48. Drummer Chad Gracey of Live is 48. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans (“The Wayans Brothers”) is 47. Country singer Shannon Brown is 46. Actress Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent,” ”Crossing Jordan”) is 46. Actress Stephanie March (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 45. Actor Shane McRae (“Sneaky Pete”) is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 39. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 37. Actress Krysta Rodriguez (“Smash”) is 35. Actor Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” movies) is 30. Drummer Neil Perry of The Band Perry is 29. Actress Lili Simmons (TV’s “The Purge”) is 26. Country singer Danielle Bradbery (“The Voice”) is 23.July 24: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 86. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 83. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost in Space”) is 83. Actor Chris Sarandon is 77. Comedian Gallagher is 73. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 72. Actor Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) is 70. Actress Lynda Carter is 68. Director Gus Van Sant is 67. Country singer Pam Tillis is 62. Actor Kadeem Hardison (“A Different World”) is 54. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 51. Actress Laura Leighton (“Melrose Place”) is 51. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 50. Director Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”) is 48. Actress Jamie Denbo (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 46. Actor Eric Szmanda (“CSI”) is 44. Actress Rose Byrne is 40. Country singer Jerrod Neimann is 40. Actress Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) is 38. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 37. Actress Anna Paquin is 37. Actress Megan Park (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 33. TV personality Bindi Irwin (“Bindi: The Jungle Girl”) is 21.July 25: Singer-guitarist Bruce Woodley of The Seekers is 77. Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 76. Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 68. Guitarist Jem Finer of The Pogues is 64. Supermodel Iman is 64. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”) is 62. Guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 61. Country singer Marty Brown is 54. Actress Illeana Douglas is 54. Actor Matt LeBlanc (“Joey,” ”Friends”) is 52. Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson (TV’s “Grand Hotel,” ”The Steve Harvey Show”) is 52. Actor D.B. Woodside (“24”) is 50. Actress Miriam Shor (“Swingtown,” ”Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) is 48. Actor David Denman (“Parenthood,” ”The Office”) is 46. Actor Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”) is 45. Actor James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”) is 34. Actor Michael Welch (“Twilight” films, TV’s “Joan of Arcadia”) is 32. Actor Mason Cook (TV’s “Speechless”) is 19. Actor Pierce Gagnon (“One Tree Hill”) is 14.July 26: Singer Darlene Love is 78. Singer Brenton Wood is 78. Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 76. Actress Helen Mirren is 74. Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 70. Actress Susan George is 69. Actress Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 62. Actor Kevin Spacey is 60. Singer Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) is 58. Actress Sandra Bullock is 55. Singer Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is 54. Actor Jeremy Piven is 54. Singer Wayne Wonder is 53. Actor Jason Statham (“Transporter” films) is 52. Actor Cress Williams (“Close to Home”) is 49. Host Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) is 48. Actress Kate Beckinsale (“The Aviator,” ”Pearl Harbor”) is 46. Actor Gary Owen (“Think Like a Man” films) is 46. Drummer Dan Konopka of OK Go is 45. Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 42. Actress Eve Myles (“Victoria,” ”Broadchurch”) is 41. Actress Juliet Rylance (“American Gothic”) is 40. Actress Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” ”Chicago P.D.”) is 33. Actress Francia Raisa (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 31. Drummer Jamie Sharpe of Rush of Fools is 30. Actress Bianca Santos (“The Fosters”) is 29. Actress and singer Taylor Momsen of Pretty Reckless is 26.July 27: TV producer Norman Lear is 97. Actor John Pleshette (“Knots Landing”) is 77. Actress-director Betty Thomas (“Hill Street Blues”) is 72. Singer Maureen McGovern is 70. Actress Roxanne Hart (“The Good Girl,” ”Chicago Hope”) is 65. Guitarist Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) is 63. Comedian Carol Leifer is 63. Comedian Bill Engvall is 62. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 57. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 52. Singer Juliana Hatfield is 52. Actor Julian McMahon (“Profiler”) is 51. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) is 49. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 47. Drummer Abe Cunningham of Deftones is 46. Singer Pete Yorn is 45. Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) is 42. Comedian Heidi Gardner (“Saturday Night Live”) is 36. Actress Taylor Schilling is 35. Singer Cheyenne Kimball of Gloriana is 29. Actress Alyvia Alyn Lind (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”) is 12.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 1, 2010 As an urban laboratory, Arcosanti residents are encouraged to participate in community policy making. Last week there was a joint meeting of the ALT (Arcosanti Leadership Team) and the Community Council to clarify questions and assess current and future needs for policy. Three main topics were discussed. 1) The new Extended Stay program is a way to promote longer visits from former workshop participants. The program is already in operation but there are many areas still in question. 2) Some of the cubes in the initial construction camp have been offered to the Extended Stay participants and some are in use as year-round residence by staff and volunteers. Verbal traditions need to be refined into written guidelines for the use of camp housing. 3) Verbal traditions have sufficed for the Lab Building art studio allocation and management as well. Needed guidelines were discussed. Community Council meets weekly to discuss community issues and holds quarterly All-Site Meetings to discuss current issues with everyone’s attendance invited. ALT meets every three weeks to discuss matters of policy. Joint meetings are held as necessary and are open to all interested residents. [photo: Colleen Reckow & text: Anita Baker]last_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 1, 2010 As an urban laboratory, Arcosanti residents are encouraged to participate in community policy making. Last week there was a joint meeting of the ALT (Arcosanti Leadership Team) and the Community Council to clarify questions and assess current and future needs for policy. Three main topics were discussed. 1) The new Extended Stay program is a way to promote longer visits from former workshop participants. The program is already in operation but there are many areas still in question. 2) Some of the cubes in the initial construction camp have been offered to the Extended Stay participants and some are in use as year-round residence by staff and volunteers. Verbal traditions need to be refined into written guidelines for the use of camp housing. 3) Verbal traditions have sufficed for the Lab Building art studio allocation and management as well. Needed guidelines were discussed. Community Council meets weekly to discuss community issues and holds quarterly All-Site Meetings to discuss current issues with everyone’s attendance invited. ALT meets every three weeks to discuss matters of policy. Joint meetings are held as necessary and are open to all interested residents. [photo: Colleen Reckow & text: Anita Baker]last_img read more

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first_imgThe evenings program was presented by the following choirs:Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall.Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser. NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson.[photo by Sue Kirsch]NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.[photo by Colleen Connery]Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson, with Lynne Haeseler on piano and Daga Suchon, violin.[photo by Zoe Lieb]Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall, with Lynne Haeseler on piano. The evening was unforgettable, a gorgeous selection of songs performed with excellence and sensitivity.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Morten Lauridsen himself was the image of humble genius while he played accompanying piano for the choirs and later received the Minds for History Award, presented by Arcosanti President Jeff Stein. Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. He was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout (on an isolated tower near Mt. St. Helens) and attended Whitman College before traveling south to study composition at the University of Southern California with Ingolf Dahl, Halsey Stevens, Robert Linn, and Harold Owen. His works since then have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations.A recipient of numerous grants, prizes, and commissions, Lauridsen chaired the Composition department at the USC Thornton School of Music from 1990–2002 and founded the School’s Advanced Studies program in Film Scoring. He has held residencies as guest composer/lecturer at over one hundred universities and has received honorary doctorates from Whitman College, Oklahoma State University, Westminster Choir College and King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his summer residence on a remote island off the northern coast of Washington State.Here is the program of the evening.Introduction………….Jeff Stein and Lynne Haeseler“Love Song” (Rilke)…………………………Sally Gebler, dance                                                            Jeff Stein, spoken word                                Daga Suchon, violin“Contre qui, rose” (Lauridsen)…………………………………..Community Chorus                                                                                                    Michael McCall, conductorThe Words of Morten Lauridsen…………..Jeff Stein“Dirait-on” (Lauridsen)…………………………………………………………..Prescott Chorale “Prayer” (Lauridsen)……………………………………………………Dennis Houser, conductor               on a poem by Dana Gioia“Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso?” from Madrigali (Lauridsen)……..NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir“O Magnum Mysterium” (Lauridsen)……………………………….Dr. Edith Copley, conductorIntroduction to “Lux Aeterna”….Morten Lauridsen“Lux Aeterna” (Lauridsen)……………………………Community Chorus/ Prescott ChoraleIntroitus, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Agnus Dei……………………Michael McCall, conductorPresentation……………………………………..Jeff Stein.“Sure on this Shining Night” (Lauridsen)………………………..Orpheus Male Chorus                                                                                                  Brook Larson, conductor                            Morten Lauridsen, piano“Best and the Brightest” (Kirschner)…………………..Dianne Dietrich Leis, Photographs                                                                                           Daga Suchon,violin                                                                                           Lynne Haeseler, pianoConclusion………………………………………Jeff Stein“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Rutter)……………………………All choirs and performers“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Kocher)………………………………………Audience Sings September 23, 2015We continue our report of Saturday 9/19/2015 Colly Concert ILLUMINATION LUX AETERNA with compositions of world-celebrated Morten Lauridsen.Guests enjoying wine and cheese in the Colly Gardens before the performance.[photo by Sue Kirsch, text by Zoe Lieb and Sue Kirsch]last_img read more

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first_imgThe evenings program was presented by the following choirs:Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall.Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser. NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson.[photo by Sue Kirsch]NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.[photo by Colleen Connery]Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson, with Lynne Haeseler on piano and Daga Suchon, violin.[photo by Zoe Lieb]Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall, with Lynne Haeseler on piano. The evening was unforgettable, a gorgeous selection of songs performed with excellence and sensitivity.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Morten Lauridsen himself was the image of humble genius while he played accompanying piano for the choirs and later received the Minds for History Award, presented by Arcosanti President Jeff Stein. Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. He was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout (on an isolated tower near Mt. St. Helens) and attended Whitman College before traveling south to study composition at the University of Southern California with Ingolf Dahl, Halsey Stevens, Robert Linn, and Harold Owen. His works since then have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations.A recipient of numerous grants, prizes, and commissions, Lauridsen chaired the Composition department at the USC Thornton School of Music from 1990–2002 and founded the School’s Advanced Studies program in Film Scoring. He has held residencies as guest composer/lecturer at over one hundred universities and has received honorary doctorates from Whitman College, Oklahoma State University, Westminster Choir College and King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his summer residence on a remote island off the northern coast of Washington State.Here is the program of the evening.Introduction………….Jeff Stein and Lynne Haeseler“Love Song” (Rilke)…………………………Sally Gebler, dance                                                            Jeff Stein, spoken word                                Daga Suchon, violin“Contre qui, rose” (Lauridsen)…………………………………..Community Chorus                                                                                                    Michael McCall, conductorThe Words of Morten Lauridsen…………..Jeff Stein“Dirait-on” (Lauridsen)…………………………………………………………..Prescott Chorale “Prayer” (Lauridsen)……………………………………………………Dennis Houser, conductor               on a poem by Dana Gioia“Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso?” from Madrigali (Lauridsen)……..NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir“O Magnum Mysterium” (Lauridsen)……………………………….Dr. Edith Copley, conductorIntroduction to “Lux Aeterna”….Morten Lauridsen“Lux Aeterna” (Lauridsen)……………………………Community Chorus/ Prescott ChoraleIntroitus, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Agnus Dei……………………Michael McCall, conductorPresentation……………………………………..Jeff Stein.“Sure on this Shining Night” (Lauridsen)………………………..Orpheus Male Chorus                                                                                                  Brook Larson, conductor                            Morten Lauridsen, piano“Best and the Brightest” (Kirschner)…………………..Dianne Dietrich Leis, Photographs                                                                                           Daga Suchon,violin                                                                                           Lynne Haeseler, pianoConclusion………………………………………Jeff Stein“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Rutter)……………………………All choirs and performers“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Kocher)………………………………………Audience Sings September 23, 2015We continue our report of Saturday 9/19/2015 Colly Concert ILLUMINATION LUX AETERNA with compositions of world-celebrated Morten Lauridsen.Guests enjoying wine and cheese in the Colly Gardens before the performance.[photo by Sue Kirsch, text by Zoe Lieb and Sue Kirsch]last_img read more

Anastasiades hits back at critics denies lack of engagement

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday hit back at accusations, particularly from Akel, which has supported him at the Cyprus talks, that he was now putting re-election above a solution.Anastasiades was addressing the 54th congress of public service union workers Pasydy in Nicosia where he gave a rundown on the negotiations.“Although progress has been observed in the talks, there remain nevertheless problems that touch on functionality and human rights, which create, rather than stability for the future, raise concerns about the ability of the state to survive the day after,” he said.“With all due respect to the other community, I call on them, and especially on Turkey, to understand that it is not only them who have concerns or who would like to feel secure in their rights. ”It was Greek Cypriots who were the victims of an invasion, lost their properties, and  who were missing and dead as a result.“We want to have the Turkish Cypriots as our compatriots but I cannot, in the name of the solution have conditions that are not balanced.”This, he said, should be understood by all, especially “those who judge and criticise” saying he makes concessions, or others “who now say that I don’t want a solution because supposedly I am looking to the presidential elections.”Anastasiades said he had shown time and again his determination for a solution, agreeing to the Mont Pelerin talks where even maps were exchanged, and also agreeing to the Geneva meeting on security and guarantees.Despite the difficulties, and the actions of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in walking away from the talks over parliament’s Enosis vote, and Turkey’s threats over planned drilling in the island’s exclusive economic zone, Anastasiades said he was still engaged, even though some “call on me to disregard the fact that the territorial integrity of the Republic is being violated rather than them condemning the illegal actions of the occupying power”.He would not allow anyone to attribute any failure of responsibility to the Greek Cypriot side, he concluded.“At the same time, I am not at the table just to prevent blame being apportioned but as part of my stated my determination to pursue reunification, to seek the withdrawal of the occupation army, to create a modern European state that guarantees the rights of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, not rooted in injustice but the European acquis, so that we can have hope for the future.”You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday hit back at accusations, particularly from Akel, which has supported him at the Cyprus talks, that he was now putting re-election above a solution.Anastasiades was addressing the 54th congress of public service union workers Pasydy in Nicosia where he gave a rundown on the negotiations.“Although progress has been observed in the talks, there remain nevertheless problems that touch on functionality and human rights, which create, rather than stability for the future, raise concerns about the ability of the state to survive the day after,” he said.“With all due respect to the other community, I call on them, and especially on Turkey, to understand that it is not only them who have concerns or who would like to feel secure in their rights. ”It was Greek Cypriots who were the victims of an invasion, lost their properties, and  who were missing and dead as a result.“We want to have the Turkish Cypriots as our compatriots but I cannot, in the name of the solution have conditions that are not balanced.”This, he said, should be understood by all, especially “those who judge and criticise” saying he makes concessions, or others “who now say that I don’t want a solution because supposedly I am looking to the presidential elections.”Anastasiades said he had shown time and again his determination for a solution, agreeing to the Mont Pelerin talks where even maps were exchanged, and also agreeing to the Geneva meeting on security and guarantees.Despite the difficulties, and the actions of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in walking away from the talks over parliament’s Enosis vote, and Turkey’s threats over planned drilling in the island’s exclusive economic zone, Anastasiades said he was still engaged, even though some “call on me to disregard the fact that the territorial integrity of the Republic is being violated rather than them condemning the illegal actions of the occupying power”.He would not allow anyone to attribute any failure of responsibility to the Greek Cypriot side, he concluded.“At the same time, I am not at the table just to prevent blame being apportioned but as part of my stated my determination to pursue reunification, to seek the withdrawal of the occupation army, to create a modern European state that guarantees the rights of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, not rooted in injustice but the European acquis, so that we can have hope for the future.”You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Turkey closes in with air drills and EEZ surveys

first_imgOver the coming weeks, Turkey will be conducting a series of drills that constitute violations of Cyprus’ airspace.Turkey has issued three Notams (Notice to Airmen) reserving airspace off the island for later this month.A Notam is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.Where Cyprus is concerned, the three contentious Notams are: N0094/17, N0095/17 and N0096/17.The first (N0094/17) reserves an area inside the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR) from May 24 to 29, for a search and rescue (SAR) drill by the Turkish air force “within Ercan advisory airspace”.This coincides with the Nicosia FIR, which extends to just off the southern shores of Turkey.Turkey, which does not recognise the Republic of Cyprus, refers to the reserved airspace as “airspace of Mediterranean Sea”.The Notam strongly advises “non-exercise aircraft” not to fly within the reserved area at altitudes of 10,000 to 20,000 feet.Likewise with Notam N0095/17, the Turkish air force will be conducting an SAR exercise “without firing” within “Ercan advisory space” also from May 24 to 29.Lastly, on the same dates, Turkey is reserving an area within “Ercan advisory space” for an SAR exercise (Notam N0096/17) from 10,000 to 15,000 feet.In addition, on May 18 the Turkish navy will be conducting a “without firing” exercise in an area around the Greek island of Kastellorizo and in airspace between the crossover of the Nicosia and Athens FIRs.Certain local media, including state broadcaster CyBC, have been playing up the exercises, calling them ‘a ringing of the island’ by the Turkish air force.It has been suggested that with these drills Turkey is seeking to create so-called ‘grey zones’ in the airspace surrounding Cyprus.Meanwhile still in force are two Navtex (navigational telex, or notice to mariners) issued by Turkey and reserving considerable stretches of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone for seismic surveys.One of the notices reserves a large swathe to the south and southwest of the island, but outside the Republic’s territorial waters. The reserved area covers parts of the offshore gas blocks 1, 6 and 7.Turkey claims that part of block 6 falls within its own continental shelf. In a letter addressed to the UN General Assembly dated April 12, Turkey’s permanent representative to the United Nations Feridun Sinirlioglu expressed “grave concern” regarding Cyprus’ “provocative act” to grant an exploration licence for Block 6.And under the other Navtex currently in effect, to the east of the island, off Famagusta, Turkey has reserved an area for seismic surveys by the vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa.This notice expires on June 30 – just days before Total and ENI are scheduled to start exploratory drilling for gas in block 11 south of Cyprus.To carry out any economic activity, Turkey must ask permission from the jurisdictional coastal state (Cyprus), which it has not. You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo 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

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first_imgOver the coming weeks, Turkey will be conducting a series of drills that constitute violations of Cyprus’ airspace.Turkey has issued three Notams (Notice to Airmen) reserving airspace off the island for later this month.A Notam is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.Where Cyprus is concerned, the three contentious Notams are: N0094/17, N0095/17 and N0096/17.The first (N0094/17) reserves an area inside the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR) from May 24 to 29, for a search and rescue (SAR) drill by the Turkish air force “within Ercan advisory airspace”.This coincides with the Nicosia FIR, which extends to just off the southern shores of Turkey.Turkey, which does not recognise the Republic of Cyprus, refers to the reserved airspace as “airspace of Mediterranean Sea”.The Notam strongly advises “non-exercise aircraft” not to fly within the reserved area at altitudes of 10,000 to 20,000 feet.Likewise with Notam N0095/17, the Turkish air force will be conducting an SAR exercise “without firing” within “Ercan advisory space” also from May 24 to 29.Lastly, on the same dates, Turkey is reserving an area within “Ercan advisory space” for an SAR exercise (Notam N0096/17) from 10,000 to 15,000 feet.In addition, on May 18 the Turkish navy will be conducting a “without firing” exercise in an area around the Greek island of Kastellorizo and in airspace between the crossover of the Nicosia and Athens FIRs.Certain local media, including state broadcaster CyBC, have been playing up the exercises, calling them ‘a ringing of the island’ by the Turkish air force.It has been suggested that with these drills Turkey is seeking to create so-called ‘grey zones’ in the airspace surrounding Cyprus.Meanwhile still in force are two Navtex (navigational telex, or notice to mariners) issued by Turkey and reserving considerable stretches of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone for seismic surveys.One of the notices reserves a large swathe to the south and southwest of the island, but outside the Republic’s territorial waters. The reserved area covers parts of the offshore gas blocks 1, 6 and 7.Turkey claims that part of block 6 falls within its own continental shelf. In a letter addressed to the UN General Assembly dated April 12, Turkey’s permanent representative to the United Nations Feridun Sinirlioglu expressed “grave concern” regarding Cyprus’ “provocative act” to grant an exploration licence for Block 6.And under the other Navtex currently in effect, to the east of the island, off Famagusta, Turkey has reserved an area for seismic surveys by the vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa.This notice expires on June 30 – just days before Total and ENI are scheduled to start exploratory drilling for gas in block 11 south of Cyprus.To carry out any economic activity, Turkey must ask permission from the jurisdictional coastal state (Cyprus), which it has not. You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo 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

Port worker critical after onsite accident Updated

first_imgΑ 28-year-old man from Limassol is in critical condition after the straddle carrier he was driving at the Limassol port on Wednesday fell to its side, trapping him inside the cabin.The accident occurred at around noon, police said, when the vehicle suddenly fell to its side, while the 28-year-old was test driving.He was freed from the cabin by the fire service and was transferred to the Limassol general hospital. His condition is deemed as critical.Officials of the labour inspection office went onsite to investigate.Director of Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol Ltd, Giorgos Pouros, said in a written statement that the company acted promptly and took the necessary steps for the injured driver to be transferred to the Limassol general hospital and receive the necessary care.“We have visited our colleague at the hospital and we have been informed of his condition,” he said..You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo 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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first_imgΑ 28-year-old man from Limassol is in critical condition after the straddle carrier he was driving at the Limassol port on Wednesday fell to its side, trapping him inside the cabin.The accident occurred at around noon, police said, when the vehicle suddenly fell to its side, while the 28-year-old was test driving.He was freed from the cabin by the fire service and was transferred to the Limassol general hospital. His condition is deemed as critical.Officials of the labour inspection office went onsite to investigate.Director of Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol Ltd, Giorgos Pouros, said in a written statement that the company acted promptly and took the necessary steps for the injured driver to be transferred to the Limassol general hospital and receive the necessary care.“We have visited our colleague at the hospital and we have been informed of his condition,” he said..You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo 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

High temperatures dust levels above average

first_imgA weak low-pressure system accompanied with warm weather will keep temperatures as high as 28C on Friday.Dust levels which remain slightly higher than usual are expected to be back to normal by Saturday afternoon.On Friday the weather will be mostly sunny with some clouds in the higher atmosphere. Temperatures are forecast to rise to 28C inland, 25C on the western and northern coasts, 23C in other coastal areas and 22C in the mountains.In the evening temperatures will drop to 14C inland, 16C near the sea and 13C in Troodos.Saturday will be partly cloudy with occasional light rain, but on Sunday and Monday, the sunny weather will return.Temperatures are expected to fall noticeably on Saturday and gradually rise slightly on Sunday and Monday.You May LikeVehicleBuff ReviewWhat 5 Car Wax Sealants Were Voted Best of 2019?VehicleBuff ReviewUndoHouse CoastKeep Your Heart Healthy WIth These Delicious SuperfoodsHouse CoastUndoSync.comWhy your privacy mattersSync.comUndo Verstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoTeen identified as gunman at California food festival (Update 2)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgA weak low-pressure system accompanied with warm weather will keep temperatures as high as 28C on Friday.Dust levels which remain slightly higher than usual are expected to be back to normal by Saturday afternoon.On Friday the weather will be mostly sunny with some clouds in the higher atmosphere. Temperatures are forecast to rise to 28C inland, 25C on the western and northern coasts, 23C in other coastal areas and 22C in the mountains.In the evening temperatures will drop to 14C inland, 16C near the sea and 13C in Troodos.Saturday will be partly cloudy with occasional light rain, but on Sunday and Monday, the sunny weather will return.Temperatures are expected to fall noticeably on Saturday and gradually rise slightly on Sunday and Monday.You May LikeVehicleBuff ReviewWhat 5 Car Wax Sealants Were Voted Best of 2019?VehicleBuff ReviewUndoHouse CoastKeep Your Heart Healthy WIth These Delicious SuperfoodsHouse CoastUndoSync.comWhy your privacy mattersSync.comUndo Verstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoTeen identified as gunman at California food festival (Update 2)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

New coastal footpath for Kissonerga

first_imgBy Bejay BrowneA new footpath constructed on part of the Kissonerga coastline is due to get underway next year, according to local officials.“Our target is to get this project underway in 2019, which will boost tourism in the area and will also be lovely for locals to use as well,” George Stylianou. Community leader of Kissonerga told the Cyprus Mail.The pedestrian path has been planned for the last ten years and will be constructed from a combination of materials, said Stylianou, including stone and concrete.Although there are no plans available yet, he noted that the walkway will be around 2.5km in length and will run between Potima Bay- the site of the highly anticipated Paphos Marina- and the Atlantic Hotel.Stylianou said the community was still waiting to be informed as to when the marina project will get underway and a ‘review deadline’ of all of the papers relating to the proposed new development of the marina would take place on October 24.A convoluted bid process has seen the new marina being passed from developer to developer, a ‘final decision’ saw the project given to Pafilia.However, as there has been so much ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ in recent years, he said and that the community will believe it when contracts are signed and the project gets underway.The bid for the marina was contested at various stages by the three main interested parties for more than a decade. Once completed, the lucrative marina will provide a much-needed boost in investment and tourism for the area, he said.In the meantime, Stylianou said that at least with the new coastal path due to get underway soon, this is a move in the right direction.The project will come with a price tag of around €300,000, the cost of which will be split 50/50 between Kissonerga and the Paphos district office, he said.“We are being granted the money from a special fund and our contribution, one hundred and fifty thousand, will be included in our budget for next year,” he said,He said the project was an important one for the area, as it will further enhance the tourist product and also encourage people to visit one of the most stunning parts of coastline in Paphos.The pathway will eventually join all of the hotels in the area with Potima Bay.Kissonerga is also well known with visitors for its banana plantations and a rare and important Chalcolithic settlement, which lasted for about a millennium (3500-2500 BCE).Artifacts and other evidence suggest that a powerful fertility goddess was worshipped there and some of the round houses of the village have been reconstructed .Once underway, the coastal pathway project is expected to take three months to complete.You May LikeDefinitionAmazing Inventions That Make Life LiveableDefinitionUndoGet Flex SafeThe Ultimate Summer Anti-Theft Gadget!Get Flex SafeUndoGotGravy.comNew Momma Cat Adopts Newborn Pup, Gave Her Breastmilk And Treats Like Her Own, What Happens After Is Truly Heart MeltingGotGravy.comUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgBy Bejay BrowneA new footpath constructed on part of the Kissonerga coastline is due to get underway next year, according to local officials.“Our target is to get this project underway in 2019, which will boost tourism in the area and will also be lovely for locals to use as well,” George Stylianou. Community leader of Kissonerga told the Cyprus Mail.The pedestrian path has been planned for the last ten years and will be constructed from a combination of materials, said Stylianou, including stone and concrete.Although there are no plans available yet, he noted that the walkway will be around 2.5km in length and will run between Potima Bay- the site of the highly anticipated Paphos Marina- and the Atlantic Hotel.Stylianou said the community was still waiting to be informed as to when the marina project will get underway and a ‘review deadline’ of all of the papers relating to the proposed new development of the marina would take place on October 24.A convoluted bid process has seen the new marina being passed from developer to developer, a ‘final decision’ saw the project given to Pafilia.However, as there has been so much ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ in recent years, he said and that the community will believe it when contracts are signed and the project gets underway.The bid for the marina was contested at various stages by the three main interested parties for more than a decade. Once completed, the lucrative marina will provide a much-needed boost in investment and tourism for the area, he said.In the meantime, Stylianou said that at least with the new coastal path due to get underway soon, this is a move in the right direction.The project will come with a price tag of around €300,000, the cost of which will be split 50/50 between Kissonerga and the Paphos district office, he said.“We are being granted the money from a special fund and our contribution, one hundred and fifty thousand, will be included in our budget for next year,” he said,He said the project was an important one for the area, as it will further enhance the tourist product and also encourage people to visit one of the most stunning parts of coastline in Paphos.The pathway will eventually join all of the hotels in the area with Potima Bay.Kissonerga is also well known with visitors for its banana plantations and a rare and important Chalcolithic settlement, which lasted for about a millennium (3500-2500 BCE).Artifacts and other evidence suggest that a powerful fertility goddess was worshipped there and some of the round houses of the village have been reconstructed .Once underway, the coastal pathway project is expected to take three months to complete.You May LikeDefinitionAmazing Inventions That Make Life LiveableDefinitionUndoGet Flex SafeThe Ultimate Summer Anti-Theft Gadget!Get Flex SafeUndoGotGravy.comNew Momma Cat Adopts Newborn Pup, Gave Her Breastmilk And Treats Like Her Own, What Happens After Is Truly Heart MeltingGotGravy.comUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Property questions Do we have to give back what we found in

first_imgWe have just bought an old house with a garage. After taking possession we found out that there is an antique Mercedes in the garage and now the ex-owner is asking us to return it. Is he entitled?Better ask the advice of an advocate but for me it is a difficult question to answer. If the car is not registered, it is one way to claim it, but if it is so registered to another person you will need a separate sales agreement in order to transfer the car to your name. At the end of the day, check how much the car is worth. If it is not much let him have it but it is of value then the situation becomes difficult.If your house sales contract refers to the building and its contents, the situation will become easier for you.Regards,AP Loizou We have sold our apartment for €200,000. We received a €20,000 reservation fee and the rest upon transfer. We were told that once we sign a sales contract and the buyer deposits the contract with the Lands Office and then he does not pay us for the balance we will have a job to cancel the sales contract. We are in a hurry to sell but we are concerned if something goes wrong.Cloudy FadyYou must prepare a sales contract where you stipulate the amount and payment terms. You should record that possession of the property is to be given only upon full payment of the balance and transfer. This will provide some security for you regarding the possession. Some clients of ours opt for the sales contract/reservation to be paid and kept by a mutual trusted person (e.g. an advocate, estate agent etc) without any party having a copy, so that the contract is not deposited with the Lands Office.The deposit of the contract can take place within six months from the sales agreement. There are other parameters but this is a start (on the other side the buyer must be certain that you pay for the ownership taxes, Municipal charges etc and of course if mortgaged to secure a release (lack of title in addition).Regards,AP LoizouProperty valuers, project managers and chartered surveyors Antonis Loizou respond to real estate related questions each week. Questions can be sent to nicosia@aloizou.com.cy or thalia@aloizou.com.cyYou May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgWe have just bought an old house with a garage. After taking possession we found out that there is an antique Mercedes in the garage and now the ex-owner is asking us to return it. Is he entitled?Better ask the advice of an advocate but for me it is a difficult question to answer. If the car is not registered, it is one way to claim it, but if it is so registered to another person you will need a separate sales agreement in order to transfer the car to your name. At the end of the day, check how much the car is worth. If it is not much let him have it but it is of value then the situation becomes difficult.If your house sales contract refers to the building and its contents, the situation will become easier for you.Regards,AP Loizou We have sold our apartment for €200,000. We received a €20,000 reservation fee and the rest upon transfer. We were told that once we sign a sales contract and the buyer deposits the contract with the Lands Office and then he does not pay us for the balance we will have a job to cancel the sales contract. We are in a hurry to sell but we are concerned if something goes wrong.Cloudy FadyYou must prepare a sales contract where you stipulate the amount and payment terms. You should record that possession of the property is to be given only upon full payment of the balance and transfer. This will provide some security for you regarding the possession. Some clients of ours opt for the sales contract/reservation to be paid and kept by a mutual trusted person (e.g. an advocate, estate agent etc) without any party having a copy, so that the contract is not deposited with the Lands Office.The deposit of the contract can take place within six months from the sales agreement. There are other parameters but this is a start (on the other side the buyer must be certain that you pay for the ownership taxes, Municipal charges etc and of course if mortgaged to secure a release (lack of title in addition).Regards,AP LoizouProperty valuers, project managers and chartered surveyors Antonis Loizou respond to real estate related questions each week. Questions can be sent to nicosia@aloizou.com.cy or thalia@aloizou.com.cyYou May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more