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first_img2. Bar Coluzzi offers a trip down memory laneEleni and Luigi Coluzzi built this coffee institution on Victoria Rd in the 1950s. Back then there was nothing like that in Sydney, and famous Italians used to congregate here to play chess, talk about life and do business. Nowadays it still offers some of the best coffee in Sydney and when I go in I never know who I’m going to meet. Old timers sit on the few outside tables to smoke a cigarette, drink their strong short black and watch all sorts of characters pass by on the street. My favourite time to go is Sunday afternoon around 3pm when the sun hits your face before disappearing behind the tall buildings.Address: 322 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia 2060Opening times: 5am – 7pm3. Take the ferry over to Manly for the dayThis is where you can really hunker down with the locals. Some Sydney siders are lucky enough to call this ferry their ‘daily commute’, which you can enjoy every day from Circular Quay. This gives you a great view of the Quay and Nelson’s Point from the water. Manly is on the north of the harbour, well known for it’s palm tree lined boulevards, surf shops and seafront restaurants (see 10. on this list!). The beach is perfect for swimmers, but there are plenty of hidden coves where you can catch a few waves too. Address: Manly, NSW 2095Ferry times between Manly and Circular Quay: Ferries run between 6am and 1am. Check the full timetable here. 6. See the Harbour Bridge from Shangri-La Hotel’s Blue Bar 36On the 36th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in The Rocks there’s a bar that, in my opinion, has the very best view in Sydney. With panoramic views over the Opera House, Darling Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge this trendy cocktail bar is all about ambiance and sophistication. With a mixed crowd of young hipsters, tourists and ‘first daters’ this extravagant bar makes me feel that Sydney is indeed a Grand Dame. Tip: the elderflower margarita is a must try.Address: 36/176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000Opening times: 5pm – 12amCost: Free, drinks start at $10 4. Bondi Beach: the quintessential beach that’s still adored by localsFor me, Bondi was love at first sight. This beautiful beach encompasses the Australian way of life, which can be summed up as ‘no worries, mate’. Everyone’s here, from pumped guys in board shorts surfing the waves to bikini-clad girls sunbathing right the way along the beach. Families set up their beach tents to spend the day here and lifeguards remind you to ‘swim between the flags’. It can get pretty crowded during the summer so if you want to do it like a local, get there at 7.30am and leave by 10.30am. There are several restaurants at the Pavilion and if you are one for sitting and enjoying the view from above, go to the RSL on the second floor of Icebergs to watch life, and the waves, go by. 9. Pretend you’re in a New York jazz club at Blue BeatJust 20 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay is Cockatoo Island, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It used to be one of the biggest shipyards in Sydney and one my friends remembers people who use to work there fixing machines – without any security equipment to speak of. The place is impressive in itself but there’s also an Island Bar where you can order pizza and cocktails and just soak up the surroundings. There are several tunnels filled with old iron industrial machines and the place is home to several festivals throughout the year. The most notorious is the Biennale Arts festival that happens every two years. For the more adventurous you can rent ‘glam tents’ and spend a fantastic night overlooking Sydney Harbour and exploring the area at night with a torch.Address: 16 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028 8. Be part of the underground gangsters’ scene at Love Tilly DevineIn a hidden laneway around the corner from the newly-opened Red Lantern Restaurant in East Sydney there’s a tiny wine bar that is part of the new ‘small-bar revolution’ in Sydney. Tilly Devine was part of the underground gang history of Kings Cross in the 1920s. She was an English prostitute who graduated to run one of the most successful brothels in the time of prohibition in Sydney. The bar serves wine in old-school glass milk bottles. The sommelier is not shy to recommend you one of the 300 different wines – served in old-school glass milk bottles. Although to be quite honest, I always come here for the best ‘Negroni’ in Sydney and to check out the new bar menu, which changes every day.Address: 91 Crown Ln, Darlinghurst SydneyOpening hours: 5am-12pm RelatedTravelling alone? Start with these top 5 destinationsSolo travel is on the rise in a meteoric way and it’s set to soar even higher in 2019. Gone are the days of packing for your annual family holiday with your brother, your parents, all your friends and your third cousin twice removed. This year, if you want to…Bargains of the Week: Porto | Paris | ZagrebBargains of the Week: Porto | Paris | Zagreb7 ridiculously cheap places to go on holiday this yearWant to save £££s on your holiday this year? We’ve put together seven of the best places to grab yourself a deal in 2019. Whether you want to broaden your horizons and travel to a different part of the world or discover somewhere closer to home, these destinations will help…center_img 5. Spoil yourself with a luxurious ‘mini-break’ at The Langham Sydney HotelIf I want to feel like I’m taking an expensive vacation without even leaving Sydney, I head down to this hidden little gem inside the Langham Sydney (formerly known as The Observatory Hotel) in Sydney’s Central Business District. $45 gets you entrance to the gym and access to the indoor swimming pool, situated under a midnight-blue starry ceiling flanked by Greek white pillars. I sit down in one of the luxurious pool chairs wrapped in my fluffy white robe and slippers and read the morning paper drinking my cup of apple tea. Later on I head down to the jacuzzi and let any stress melt away. The changing rooms alone are exquisite, and there’s a steam bath and sauna to enjoy. If I feel like really treating myself I get one of the fabulous spa treatments like the organic frangipani and pomegranate body wraps. Now that’s what I call good living!Address: 13 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 7. Get off the beaten path at Cockatoo IslandJust 20 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay is Cockatoo Island, once one of the biggest shipyards in Sydney, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is impressive in itself but there’s also an Island Bar where you can order pizza and cocktails and just soak up the surroundings. There are several tunnels filled with old iron industrial machines and the place is home to several festivals throughout the year. The most notorious is the Biennale Arts festival that happens every two years. For the more adventurous you can rent ‘glam tents’ and spend a fantastic night overlooking Sydney Harbour and exploring the area at night with a torch.Address: Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW 2000 10. Fish and chips at Watson’s BayMy favourite way to spend a Sunday afternoon is taking the Manly Ferry from Wharf 3 at Circular Quay to Watson’s Bay for the quintessential Australian meal: fish and chips’ at Doyle’s on the Beach. Doyle’s is a family restaurant that has been in Sydney for five generations. Perch yourself on one of the tables overlooking the harbour, buy a bucket of Coronas for $20 and get your hands greasy with delicious golden beer-battered fish fillet. You have to watch out for the seagulls though – they are trained attackers!Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030Opening hours: 12-3pm, 5.30-8.30pmWe can almost smell the fish and chips (well, you can if you’re in the UK). Browse flights to Sydney and hotels in the city centre now.Book flights to Sydney nowAbout the Author: Tripbod Monica is a multicultural globetrotter with an obsession for a good cup of coffee, festivals and digital marketing.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Centennial Park: a green hub near the city centreJust 15 minutes away from the city centre at the end of Oxford Street there are 220 hectares of beautiful gardens in the form of Centennial Park. Here you’ll find playgrounds, horse stables and a café-restaurant and is one of my perfect places to catch up with friends, celebrate a special occasion or just pass the afternoon. If you are the sporty type, nothing beats walking/running the 3.8km around the oval on a Sunday morning. When you are done exercising you can choose between a picnic in the gardens, lunch at the main cafe or simply sitting on a bench and watching the world go by. You can also hire a bike for about $15/ hour and ride around the secluded pathways.Address: Centennial Park, New South Wales 2021, Australialast_img read more

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first_imgLas Vegas, Nevada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineCaesars Palace announces that internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay will expand on his relationship with Caesars Entertainment and open his second Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, in late 2012. The new contemporary yet casual restaurant and bar will serve lunch and dinner and will be located in the heart of the resort adjacent to the premiere entertainment venue, The Colosseum, replacing the Bradley Ogden restaurant.Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay, known not only for his superior cuisine, but also for his popular TV personality on the FOX network programs Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef and Kitchen Nightmares, has emerged on the Las Vegas culinary scene with rave reviews at the newly opened Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill will provide his fans another outlet to enjoy the chef’s award-winning skills in a lively and approachable English pub-style setting, offering the finest casual food utilizing the freshest ingredients.“Like many others, I’ve followed the accomplishments of chef Gordon Ramsay for years at both his restaurants and on TV and I am honored to welcome him into the Caesars Palace family of acclaimed chefs,” says Gary Selesner, Caesars Palace regional president. “With its prime location near the Forum Shops and across from the Colosseum, convenient parking for locals, as well as a menu of familiar and casual food presented in a style fitting of Ramsay’s unique flair for cuisine, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill will be a lively new restaurant concept to offer our Caesars Palace guests.”The menu at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill will be comprised of items consistent with British pub food with options like bangers and mash, fish and chips and roasted chicken, as well as some of Ramsay’s favorites like London broil prepared on a wood-burning grill. All dishes are part of a rustic menu that will change seasonally. Paying homage to a true pub, the new restaurant will feature a wide selection of craft and microbrews from around the world, offering beer enthusiasts more than 40 beers on tap.Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill will take advantage of its location with a patio area extending onto the casino floor where guests can be in the middle of the action. Kegs will serve as a major part of both the dining experience and the design while pop culture relics from both England and the United States will fill the walls. The 290-seat restaurant will include an impressive bar, a vintage-style lounge, a series of casual dining rooms and a private dining room, giving guests a variety of culinary experiences to fit any mood.www.caesarspalace.comlast_img read more

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first_imgAntibes, France – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineFollowing its seasonal closing, the legendary Hôtel Du Cap-Eden-Roc re-opened on Friday, April 15 to unveil two brand new suites, five new deluxe rooms and more.Located on the southern-most tip of Cap d’Antibes, the property is in the midst of an ongoing $64 million restoration project, whose enhancements makes Hôtel Du Cap-Eden-Roc even more appealing to luxury travelers, royalty and celebrities staying on the Riviera.The two new one-bedroom suites, located on the third floor, feature balconies with stunning garden and sea views, lounge spaces and dressing rooms. The suites, along with the five new deluxe rooms, include a private bar as well as LED TVs with an iPod station. All of the bathrooms also have under-floor heating and a traditional faucet by Collection Axor Carlton from Hans Grohé. They are beautifully adorned with a selection of marble, including pink Portuguese marble, Marfil and Bourgogne stone.In addition to the new rooms and suites, the hotel’s coveted Eden-Roc Suite has been completely renovated to include new décor and furnishings as well as a lush garden, wooded pergola and Jacuzzi on its 2,690-square-foot terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea views of the Lerins Islands.These most recent renovations come on the heels of a new villa, Villa Eleana, which debuted in 2010. The two-level structure, offers three bedrooms and bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, private outdoor swimming pool and garden. Guests are able to arrange private lunches or dinners in the villa, and can have their every need attended to by its dedicated staff, including a personal butler.www.hotel-du-cap-eden-roc.comlast_img read more

Ursula K Le Guin wins posthumous prize for essay

first_imgUrsula K. Le Guin wins posthumous prize for essay writing NEW YORK, N.Y. – The late Ursula K. Le Guin was among the recipients of literary honours presented Tuesday night by PEN America.The science fiction/fantasy author’s “No Time to Spare” won a $10,000 prize for best essay writing. Le Guin died last month at age 88 and her award was announced during a New York ceremony hosted by PEN, the literary and human rights organization.Poet Layli Long Soldier’s debut collection “Whereas” won a $75,000 award for the year’s best book. Jenny Zhang’s story collection “Sour Heart” received a $25,000 prize for best debut fiction and Alexis Okeowo’s “A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa” won a $5,000 award given to outstanding works by “authors of colour.”“This year’s awardees represent the near and far corners of the literary landscape, including writers who have shattered barriers of race, class, ethnicity, geography, gender and sexual orientation to bring stories to new audiences, unlock empathy and take places of distinction within our collective canon,” PEN America Executive Director Suzanne Nossel said in a statement. “In times of challenge great literature offers a desperately needed window onto other possibilities.”Lifetime achievement awards had been previously announced and were given to Edmund White, who won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for American fiction, and Edna O’Brien, winner of the PEN/Nabokov Award for international literature. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 20, 2018 6:15 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 20, 2018 at 6:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2018 6:56 am PDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by Profiles in History shows two pages from the original Alcoholics Anonymous manuscript. Alcoholics Anonymous is demanding the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the “Twelve Step” program of recovery from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc. in New York state court last Thursday sued an Alabama man, Ken Roberts, who owns the manuscript, a New York art gallery and a California auction house. The manuscript is to be sold June 8 at auction. The lawsuit said the manuscript was gifted to a man who left instructions for it to be given to Alcoholics Anonymous upon his death. But it never was. (Profiles in History via AP) Court fight over, founding papers of AA to go up for auctioncenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the “Big Book,” is heading back to auction after a lawsuit disputing its ownership was settled.Auction house Profiles in History announced Wednesday that the manuscript and manifesto is going up for auction on May 5 in Los Angeles. It is expected them to fetch between $2 million and $3 million.The 161-page typed document with yellowing pages, considered to be nearly scripture by some AA followers, give the first outline of the group’s 12-step recovery program. It is filled with handwritten notes and scribbles from the founding fathers of AA, including William Wilson, more commonly known as “Bill W.”It had been slated to be auctioned last June, but Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. disputed that Alabama resident Ken Roberts had the rights to it. Roberts bought the manuscript at auction in 2007 for $850,000.Details of the settlement were not released, but Profiles in History said Alcoholics Anonymous had waived its rights to the manuscript.Wilson’s widow Lois owned the papers after his death in 1971, and she passed them on to her friend Barry Leach. Alcoholics Anonymous said Leach signed and notarized a letter in 1979 saying the manuscript would belong to the organization after his death. He died in 1985, but the manuscript did not make its way to Alcoholics Anonymous, which did not know about the notarized letter at the time.Its ownership history in the ensuing years is not entirely clear until 2004, when Sotheby’s auctioned it for $1.57 million. Then it sold to Roberts in 2007.A web page devoted to the auction describes the manuscript as a “Bible to millions” that has sold 30 million copies since 1939, been translated into 43 languages and has been ranked by the Library of Congress as a top non-fiction book that shaped America.last_img read more

Boston Symphony heading back outdoors to Tanglewoo

first_imgBoston Symphony heading back outdoors to Tanglewood BOSTON – The Boston Symphony Orchestra is returning to its seasonal home at Tanglewood.Music director Andris Nelsons will conduct works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky as the renowned orchestra kicks off its 2018 outdoor season on Friday evening at the western Massachusetts venue.Superstar pianist Lang Lang will play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor.This summer’s season, which runs through Sept. 2, continues the BSO’s yearlong homage to Leonard Bernstein.The Massachusetts-born conductor and composer would have turned 100 on Aug. 25. He died in 1990 at age 72 in New York City.Bernstein was a fixture at the annual summer music festival at Tanglewood for half a century. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 4, 2018 11:13 am PDT Last Updated Jul 4, 2018 at 12:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this August 26, 2017, file photo, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds performs at the LoveLoud Festival at Utah Valley University in Provo, Utah. Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those heading to Salt Lake City for a Saturday, July 28, 2018, music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church. The appearance of the proudly gay CEO will show young people their “unlimited potential,” Reynolds said in a statement. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) by Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2018 1:22 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 2:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Apple CEO, Imagine Dragons headed to festival for LGBT youthcenter_img SALT LAKE CITY – Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those headed to Salt Lake City for a music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church.Reynolds says in a statement the appearance of the proudly gay CEO at the Saturday LoveLoud concert will show gay, lesbian and transgender teens their “unlimited potential.”Other headliners include dancer and singer Julianne Hough, DJ Zedd, and Tyler Glenn from the band Neon Trees.Reynolds is Mormon, and told The Associated Press last month the festival is a passion project born from watching friends struggle with their sexuality and feeling unwelcome in the faith.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints supports the festival’s aim of preventing bullying and suicide, though it’s also opposes same-sex marriage.last_img read more

Justin Timberlake postpones Vancouver concerts due

first_imgJustin Timberlake postpones Vancouver concerts due to bruised vocal chords by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 6, 2018 4:08 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 6, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is postponing two concerts in Vancouver due to bruised vocal chords.Promoter Live Nation says on Twitter the concerts will no longer take place on Thursday and Friday.The promoter says instead Timberlake will bring his “Man of the Woods” tour to Rogers Arena on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15.Timberlake also recently postponed concerts in Edmonton for the same reason.Rather than performing Sunday and Monday, Timberlake is now set to play on Feb. 6 and 7.He also had to delay concerts in New York last month, saying his vocal chords are “severely bruised.”last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2019 6:27 am PDT Winners in the top categories at Billboard Music Awardscenter_img LAS VEGAS — A list of winners in the top categories at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, held Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.— Top Hot 100 song: “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B— Top Billboard 200 album: Drake, “Scorpion”— Top artist: Drake— Top new artist: Juice WRLD— Top female artist: Ariana Grande— Top male artist: Drake— Top streaming songs artist: Drake— Top song sales artist: Drake— Top radio songs artist: Drake— Top duo/group: BTS— Top R&B artist: Ella Mai— Top rap artist: Drake— Top country artist: Luke Combs— Top rock artist: Imagine Dragons— Top Latin artist: Ozuna— Top dance/electronic artist: The Chainsmokers— Top Christian artist: Lauren Daigle— Top gospel artist: Tasha Cobbs Leonard— Top social artist: BTS— Top touring artist: Ed Sheeran— Chart achievement award: Ariana Grande— Icon award: Mariah Carey___Online: http://www.billboard.com/The Associated Presslast_img read more

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smo

first_imgPolice were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett by The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2019 3:47 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img CHICAGO — New documents on the Jussie Smollett case show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the “Empire” actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped.The 460 pages released Thursday show detectives investigating Smollett’s claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service.Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (gooh-YEHL’-meeh) says the detectives did not pass the information to superiors because they assumed a deal would include Smollett admitting to wrongdoing.Smollett was charged with lying to police when reporting he’d been the victim of a January racist, anti-gay attack. Prosecutors dropped charges on March 26.The mayor and police chief expressed outrage over the prosecutors’ decision.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 by Marcelo Silva De Sousa, The Associated Press Posted Jul 6, 2019 4:02 pm PDT RIO DE JANEIRO — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died Saturday, his son said. He was 88.Joao Marcelo said his father had been battling health issues though no official cause of his death in Rio de Janeiro was given. “His struggle was noble. He tried to maintain his dignity in the light of losing his sovereignty,” Marcelo posted on Facebook.A fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova emerged in the late 1950 and gained a worldwide following in the 1960s, pioneered by Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, who composed the iconic Girl From Ipanema that was performed by Gilberto and others. His wife Astrud Gilberto made her vocal debut in the song.With his unique guitar style and modern jazz influences, he created a new beat that defined bossa nova, helping launch the genre with his song “Bim-Bom.”In 1961, Gilberto finished the albums that would make bossa nova known around the world: “Chega de Saudade,” ”Love, A Smile and A Flower,” and “Joao Gilberto.” His 1964 album Getz/Gilberto with U.S. saxophonist Stan Getz sold millions of copies and popularized bossa nova.Over his career he won two Grammy awards and was nominated for six.“It was Joao Gilberto, the greatest genius of Brazilian music, who was the definitive influence on my music,” singer Gal Costa wrote on social media. “He will be missed but his legacy is very important to Brazil and to the world.”Born in Bahia in northeastern Brazil, Gilberto moved to Rio de Janeiro at a young age. He was influenced by U.S. jazz greats and recorded songs in the United States where he lived for much of the 1960s and 1970.Journalist and bossa nova expert Ruy Castro called the death of Gilberto a “monumental” loss.Castro wrote in his book “The Wave that Built in the Sea” that Gilberto loved soccer and was a fan of the Fluminense club, whose games he liked to watch with a guitar in his hands.“He managed to create a mystique about him abroad, being who he was and not even speaking English,” he told the Globo television station.The musician had spent his final years wrapped in legal troubles, debts and disputes with his children. His last live performance was in 2008 and he cancelled a commemorative show to mark his 80th year because of health problems.With little interest in giving interviews, he’d become known as the “reclusive genius” in the streets of Leblón, the neighbourhood in a southern part of Rio where he lived but was seldom seen.He is survived by three children.Singer Daniela Mercury called Gilberto a “genius who revolutionized popular Brazilian music. He taught us how to sing in the most beautiful way in the world.”“Go in peace, maestro,” she wrote.Marcelo Silva De Sousa, The Associated Presscenter_img Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88last_img read more

The rising sun refreshes the room as the construct

first_imgThe rising sun refreshes the room as the construction crew discusses work details. [Photo & Text: T] The Light Scoop of Phase Five features circular and square windows which provides a spectacular view of the desert. A clerestory window at the top brings sunlight into the space highlighting the unique ceiling relief design made by Soleri’s patented earthcasting technique. [Photo & Text: T] Crew leader Lindsay Clark goes over the drywall procedures with workshoppers Nicole Rouillard and Winston Gilcrease. [Photo & Text: T]center_img February 27, 2006As an integral part of East Crescent Complex, Light Scoops rise vertically accenting the outer edge of the half circular building footprint. [Photo & Text: T]As an integral part of East Crescent Complex, Light Scoops rise vertically accenting the outer edge of the half circular building footprint. [Photo & Text: T]last_img read more

January 7 2015There is a whole series of reports

first_imgJanuary 7, 2015There is a whole series of reports on the upgrade work in the East Crescent Keystone area starting with the plans in our report from August 15; the beginning of the work is reported on 8/20/2014. Continuing reports were posted on 9/1, 9/3, and on 9/10, 9/12, 9/15, 9/22 9/26, 10/1 – 10/6, 10/22, 10/24, 12/3, 12/12 and 1/5/2015.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]There is a design change where the keystone walkway intersects with the main walkway around the amphitheater. Here we can see the crew disconnection a railing and opening up a concrete utility box.All of the utility lines are capped or rerouted and the concrete box is demolished.Here are workshop participants Marco Alteri and Evan White placing a form for another curb, this time right next to the grey-water canal that is under ground and skirts the walkway around the theater.Workshop participants Marco and Felipe are distributing concrete and finishing the curb.More to come.last_img read more

Jewelry by Erin OLoughlin

first_imgJewelry by Erin O’Loughlin. Watercolor drawings by alumnus Duncan Halleck. February 8, 2016The Arcosanti Resident Artshow 2016 opens next Saturday, February 13. 2016 and will be on display in the Arcosanti CRAFTS III building – Cafe level, until April 30. 2016.An artist reception is scheduled for February 13. from 2 – 5 pm.[photo: one of the Colleen Ann Connery Paintings]We look forward to artwork and crafts from Arcosanti residents, staff, workshop participants and alumni. Here are just a few examples of the work. Ceramics by Aimee Marcinkocenter_img Paintings by Hildemar Cruz.Ceramic sculpture by alumnus Richard Johnson.last_img

Akinci sees no movement towards Cyprus talks for five months

first_imgTurkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci does not expect any movement on the Cyprus issue over the next five months, he said on Tuesday as he departed for New York.Akinci said one the one hand he’s hearing statements from the Greek Cypriot side expressing readiness to negotiate, and on the other, murmuring that an election period is not the time to re-start the talks.Referring to his upcoming contacts in New York Akinci said this would be his first meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres since the talks collapsed in Crans-Montana on July 6.The Turkish Cypriot leader also said he expects an objective UN report on the record of the events that led to the deadlock. A report is due out by the end of the month.He said he wants to exchange views with Guterres because the Greek Cypriot side was trying to distort what had happened “and create impressions”. Turkey’s proposals in Crans-Montana were within the UN framework he said.He also said he would discuss with the Secretary-General whether he is thinking of a new initiative on the Cyprus issue, oriented to achieving results after the Greek Cypriot presidential elections in February.The UN, he said should not close his eyes, and he added that most likely, Guterres would want to re-evaluate the situation after the election, rather than beforehand.“Ultimately there is no great expectation from contacts in New York, as it is a meeting where the situation will be assessed,” Akinci said.No joint meeting of leaders with the Guterres was on the cards, he added.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Russian confesses to murdering Bulgarian flatmate

first_imgThe Larnaca district court on Monday remanded a Russian man for eight days after he confessed to murdering Daniel Nikolov, 51, from Bulgaria, on November 11 in Larnaca.The 57-year-old, known only by his first name, Andrei, was arrested on Sunday afternoon after police had been searching for him for days.On Saturday, police had arrested another Russian man, 49, in connection with the case and remanded him for eight days.The victim, Bulgarian Daniel Nikolov, 51, was found in a state of advanced decomposition at his home in Larnaca on Friday after neighbours complained about a foul smell coming from the apartment.He had a knife in his chest and a post mortem revealed 18 wounds to his chest and back which were caused by a sharp object. It was determined the murder was committed five to seven days before the body was discovered.Police said evidence at the scene suggested a struggle had taken place prior to the murder, as the floor was covered with broken furniture and blood.When the 49-year-old was questioned with a help of an interpreter he denied any involvement in the case and made various allegations. He said he got to know Nikolov through a Russian called Andrei who had recently lived in the same apartment with the Bulgarian and probably knew more about the murder.Police officers, from testimonies they secured, learned that over the past two months, Andrei had cohabited with the victim, they worked together occasionally on building sites and the Russian depended financially on the victim. According to the same testimonies, while Nikolov and Andrei had usually spent most days together Andrei was absent over the past week.He had switched off his mobile and despite efforts by Larnaca police and people who knew him could not be located.On Sunday, after a tip-off, he was finally found in the apartment of a 33-year-old man from Lithuania in Larnaca.Asked by police about Nikolov’s murder, the suspect admitted that he had killed the victim on November 11 by stabbing him after a fight at their flat.He also claimed the 49-year-old Russian was present at the scene and like himself was attacked by Nikolov.According to the testimony of the 57-year-old, after committing the murder they both left the scene in the 49-year-old’s car. The older man then changed clothes at another apartment he has in Pyla and threw the bloody clothes in a trash can on the Larnaca – Dhekelia road.He then stayed at the Pyla flat until November 13 before going to stay in the Lithuanian’s home where he was found six days later.The apartments were searched but no incriminating evidence was found.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Presidential palace the first in EU to be awarded EMAS environmental cert

first_imgThe presidential palace in Cyprus has been awarded two environmental certificates, the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and the eco-label “Green Offices”, making it the only seat of government in the EU with such certification.Both certificates were awarded during a ceremony, at the palace, with those attending expressing hope that similar practices will be extended to the rest of the public sector. The cabinet is expected to adopt a relevant decision soon, it was announced.EMAS is a premium management instrument developed by the European Commission for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance.“Green Offices” is an innovative eco-label for offices and buildings, based on the activities of the Foundation for Environmental Education, an international NGO focusing on sustainable development around the world.It requires strict implementation of a series of criteria concerning energy and water consumption, waste management, green areas and environmental training, among others.Both certificates were received by Theodosis Tsiolas, Head of the presidency administration. The event was also attended by the minister of agriculture Nicos Kouyialis and the director of the president’s office, Michalis Sofocleous, who delivered a speech on behalf of the president.In the address, President Nicos Anastasiades said: “We aim at presenting an example today for other departments, services and ministries of the Republic to follow, along with private companies” he said.Kouyialis said the aim was to extend the scheme throughout the state apparatus, noting that “this is a promise to our children”.The programme is run under the auspices of the Commissioner and the National Operator is the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (Cymepa).You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoLiverMD | SupplementTop Doctor Recommends Liver Health SolutionLiverMD | SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Two die after motorcycle crashes

first_imgTwo men were killed in the early hours of Sunday in a motorcycle accident in Limassol.Marinos Constantinou, 20, and Nikolas Perikas, 24, both from Limassol, died after the motorcycle they were riding crashed.According to the police the accident occurred at around 1.40 am on Omonoia Avenue when the high powered motorcycle the two were on veered off course, capsized, and crashed first into a traffic lights post and then a parked car.The men were transferred to the Limassol general hospital where they were pronounced dead.The head of the Limassol road traffic department, Emilios Kafas, said that neither was wearing a helmet and “following preliminary investigations, it appears that this was the cause of their death”.Investigations to establish the causes of the crash would continue and reveal whether its reason was excessive speed, said Kafas, and urged motorcyclists to always have their helmets on.Despite numerous awareness campaigns, he said, the human factor remains the main cause of road accidents.“Unless we change our culture and abide by the laws, then we will continue to have these results,” Kafas said. “I believe that a disciplined person is a safe person,” 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 ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo 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

Tensions rise during opposing demos at sea caves development

first_imgVISITING MPs, government officials and members of other bodies were greeted by two simultaneous demonstrations that took place in Peyia on Tuesday, one in support of the development of the protected sea caves area and a second against it.Local councillor Linda Leblanc, a member of the Peyia coalition of Independents, said the situation became heated and the police had to be called to calm everything down.“One of our members was assaulted with a rolled-up banner, he wasn’t hurt, but he was hit with it on his body, twice,” she said. The perpetrator was a demonstrator opposed to the coalition views, she said.The official visit comes after various demonstrations and press reports about six villas being built next to  the sea caves, a birthing habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus), which is an endangered species and an environmental impact authorisation being granted for a five-star hotel and 44 villas at nearby Kafizis beach.NGOs – including Save Akamas-Save Cyprus – environmentalists and nature lovers are encouraging the public to take a stand against such projects in Cyprus before it’s too late.The Cyprus public has been angered over environmental damage at the sea caves but there are also supporters of ongoing development in the area, mostly local landowners that want to exercise their right to develop.The demonstrators fighting for their right to develop the protected sea caves area outnumbered their counterparts and were vocal and abusive, said Leblanc.“One man who works with one of the developers in the area was abusive and screaming and shouting not only to us, but other people there as well as reporters,” she said.Leblanc said that soon after, participants at an open meeting held at the Peyia cultural centre  were informed of the scope of the parliament environment committee, followed by testimony from MP’s, various state services and environmentalists that independently assess environmental studies.The chairman of the committee said that it had become clear that “many mistakes” had been made in issuing Leptos developers with permits for the sea caves project and that the environmental study had not gone through the proper procedures or been undertaken in enough depth, she said.“He said that permits had been given based on permissions granted. But he also noted that the villas have already been sold and most importantly, the same mistakes must not be made again.”Charalampous Theopemptou, MP, and deputy chairman of the parliamentary environment committee told the Cyprus Mail that the purpose of the visit was to see first-hand, the areas of Peyia which are being discussed.“I was shocked by the development of the villas which are so close to the cliff, the erosion and also the bulldozed beach of Kafizis,” he said.Theopemptou said that the attendees included nine MP’s, members of various government departments, as well as members of Peyia municipality and council.“Many MP’s have asked official questions regarding this subject and when we are presented with the answers next week we will have a better understanding of answers given by the various government departments,” he said. The area of the ‘sea caves’ in Peyia covers the entire area from Aspros River in the north and Keratidi Bay in the south and is not only a Marine Protected Area (MPA) but also includes a terrestrial area along the coastline of Peyia municipality.The European Commission’s Natura 2000 is a network of sites selected to ensure the long-term survival of Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats. The relevant Habitats Directive ensures the conservation of a wide range of rare, threatened or endemic animal and plant species. Natura 2000 protects not only designated areas of land but also marine habitats.   You May LikeI Single MomTake A Look At Jon Bon Jovil’s Net Worth At 57I Single MomUndowww.amazon.comHow 21ST Century Entrepreneurs Think, Act And Grow Richwww.amazon.comUndoHealthZapRescue Dog Drags Blanket Outside To Share With Her Homeless FriendHealthZapUndo The Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Haulers block Limassol port briefly in protest

first_imgA group of truck drivers disrupted the operations of the Limassol port on Wednesday when they briefly blocked the entrance over the introduction of a new type of entry pass, state-broadcaster CyBC reported.The submission of a clean criminal record certificate which is a requirement for the issue of the new passes, renewable every two years, was what angered the truck drivers, CyBC reported on its website.The group, which argued that they already have proof of a clean criminal record when they apply for the issuance of a professional driving licence, lifted the blockade a short time later when Transport Minister Vasiliki Anastasiadou, intervened asking Povek, an umbrella organisation sheltering the truck drivers’ union, to engage in talks.The CPA allowed affected haulers to use the previous type of entrance pass until the issue is settled, CyBC said.While most port users have already complied and had new passes issued, a small group of drivers had failed to do so, the broadcaster said.You May LikeThe MystiqueThe Greatest Athlete To Wear Every Jersey Number From 00 to 99The MystiqueUndoAuto Overload33 Unedited WW2 Photographs – Look CloserAuto OverloadUndoThe-best-life.xyzTop 7 Greatest Natural Wonders In The WorldThe-best-life.xyzUndo Film review: Child’s Play ***UndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoClear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more