Whisenhunt Says Mindset is the Difference With BeanieEveryone can agree that Chris “Beanie” Wells looks like adifferent running back this year. In eleven weeks he has849 yards on 181 attempts, and he’s averaging 4.7 yardsper carry with eight touchdowns. He’s running like a manpossessed…something we didn’t see from Wells last season. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt thinks the mental and physicalaspects of the game go hand-in-hand for Wells. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away “There’s no question last year that he was dealing somethings physically, but I think with any player there’sgotta be a way you go about this business. You understandit’s a long season. It’s no reflection on Beanie sayingthat he’s not tough or he is tough, it’s reallyunderstanding what you have to do.”Wells set a new franchise rushing record in the win overthe Rams last Sunday. He ran for 228 yards and a touchdownon 27 carries. Beanie said he did have a different mindset going intothis season when he knew he was “the guy.”“Absolutely. Cause the coaches kind of put a sense ofresponsibility on you and I took it this year and ranwith.”We’ll see if Beanie can help his team this week withanother solid run game against the Cowboys and take somepressure off the passing game. Kevin Kolb is just comingback from injury and a Cowboys’ pass rush that just won’tquit. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments Share Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke
The Arizona Cardinals come off their bye facing a very similar situation to the one they face before the midseason hiatus: a home contest against a preseason title contender who has since fallen on hard times.In Week 8, Arizona took full advantage of the situation,putting together a complete performance in a 27-13 rout of the Atlanta Falcons.Sunday’s opponent, the Houston Texans, have made the playoffs each of the last two seasons — a trend that doesn’t look like it’ll continue in 2013. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments Share Houston’s latest loss all but killed any momentum the team attempted to create heading into the second half of their campaign.Rookie quarterback Case Keenum’s three first-half touchdowns had the Texans up 21-3 on the Indianapolis Colts going into halftime, but all that became a footnote as head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed while running off the field.While the Texans announced that Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack, his absence proved to be too much to overcome.Andrew Luck connected with T.Y. Hilton for three second half scores, and the Colts came all the way back to win 27-24.Kubiak’s status is still unknown for Sunday’s game at University of Phoenix Stadium, much like the state of his team at this point.For a team many expected to complete for the AFC crown, the Texans have fallen awfully from the ranks awfully quickly.Here’s what’s happening in Houston as the Texans get ready for a trip to the desert. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Top Stories It’s not easy watching someone else do a job that you once had, but that’s exactly what happened to Arizona Cardinals right tackle Bobby Massie last season. After Massie started every game during his rookie campaign in 2012, the Cardinals brought in Eric Winston, who beat him out at right tackle in 2013.“This is my spot,” Massie told reporters before training camp on Monday. “I’m not giving it up and letting anybody take it. I’m tired of sitting on the bench and watching the game on the sidelines, so it’s my year to shine.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals fourth-round draft pick in 2012, Massie is a specimen at 6-foot-6 and 316 pounds. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim believes the Lynchburg, Virginia, native has what it takes to succeed.“He’s got all the physical tools,” Keim told Doug and Wolf Monday morning on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “There aren’t many right tackles who have his feet.”Massie will need that quickness if he’s going to protect Carson Palmer from the likes of Robert Quinn or Michael Bennett this season. It’s a responsibility that the former Ole Miss Rebel takes very seriously, and he knows he still has parts of his game that need work if he’s going to succeed at the highest level.“The only thing that’s held me back since I’ve been here is the mental errors,” Massie said. “I’ve got the ability to be one of the top tackles in this league; I’ve got to show that.” – / 32
TEMPE, Ariz. — You did not have to be a coach, player or scout to see that John Brown was not himself in 2016.The speedy receiver who a season prior reached the 1,000-yard mark played in 15 games, but caught just 39 passes for 517 yards and two touchdowns, all of which were career lows.Given what he was dealing with, it is tough to blame him.Brown had been hampered by hamstring issues, which then led to a blood test that revealed he carried the sickle-cell trait. After finally getting that under control yet with him still not feeling great, a cyst was discovered on the receiver’s spine. “It was real hard because I just wasn’t the same towards people,” he said. “Kind of being dry and you know, it wasn’t just the cyst — I was done with everything. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t lift.”Nowadays he feels “great all around,” with no fatigue or weakness and has declared himself back to normal.Brown did not have to say it, though.“He doesn’t look like he looked like last year,” Palmer said. “He just has a different energy about him, he’s heavier, he’s stronger. He looks more explosive than he did last year.”Palmer added it appears Brown is enjoying football again, which was understandably not the case last season.“I’m looking forward to having him back healthy and the way he is right now, because he’s a special player for us,” the QB said. “Dealing with all the things he did last year was tough emotionally — obviously physically — but he just seems emotionally in a better place.”Brown said he started feeling normal within a day of having the cyst removed, and he realized he was past the ailments when a couple weeks later he was able to run around with his daughter, which is something he had struggled to do. He was even able to take her to Disneyland, which required plenty of walking around.“I walked around for four hours without complaining, so that’s when I really knew I was back to normal,” he said.It was like a real-life fairy tale.The key now is for Brown to stay healthy, which he said comes down to taking care of his body more and praying the cyst does not return.“I couldn’t get it going,” he said of last year. “I’m just thankful. God put me in the right situation at the right time with the right people, the coaches and the trainers, they were on it heavy and they found out the situation and once the cyst got removed, I was back to normal like in 24 hours.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter – / 20 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Receiver John Brown fields a punt during an OTA practice Tuesday, May 16. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) It has since been removed and, just like that, he was back.“Smoke looks like John Brown,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday following the team’s first organized team activity practice. “A couple of those routes he ran, he did not run one route like that last year.“Just, he couldn’t. The smile on his face and him laughing — just knock on wood it stays that way.”Arians knocked his fist on the podium a couple of times in hopes Brown’s good fortune will continue.The better Brown is, the better Arizona’s offense will be.A third-round pick in 2014 out of Pittsburg State, Brown quickly emerged as a key target for QB Carson Palmer, one who could take the top off a defense as well as make big plays underneath. His longest reception in 2016 was for just 30 yards, and he eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark just once, in Week 4.“I feel better than before,” Brown said Tuesday. “I’m just ready to work and continue to prove myself.”There also seemed to be a sense of relief for Brown, who felt like he hurt the team last season. Even though the circumstances were beyond his control, not being the type of player — or person — he strives to be wore on him. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires New Arizona Cardinals NFL football head coach Steve Wilks speaks, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, after being introduced at the teams’ training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 5 Comments Share The Cardinals’ original fourth-round pick was traded last year in a deal with the Chicago Bears. In that deal, arizona moved up in the second round and selected Budda Baker. While the Cardinals don’t have their own pick in that round, they will still be selecting in the fourth with one of its compensatory picks.Related LinksArizona Cardinals 2018 Mock Draft TrackerArizona will not have a sixth-round pick, as they traded it to the New Orleans Saints last season for Adrian Peterson.The updated list of the draft picks the Arizona Cardinals now have one pick in the first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh rounds, and two picks in the third round. The upcoming NFL Draft will start April 26 in Arlington, Texas. The NFL announced Friday that 15 teams would receive compensatory draft choices in this year’s draft. The Arizona Cardinals earned three of the 32 compensatory draft picks, including the earliest compensatory pick in the third round.Compensatory draft picks are based on how many compensatory free agents a team losses. The Cardinals are eligible since they lost six compensatory free agents and only gained three.The draft picks Arizona received Friday were the No. 97 overall pick landing in the third round, the No. 134 pick landing the fourth round and the No. 254 pick in the final, seventh round. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Gresham entered the opener listed as questionable.Golden, who tore his ACL after appearing in four games last season, was already ruled out of the game by head coach Steve Wilks on Friday.Related LinksBehind Enemy Lines: Washington Redskins open 2018 vs. CardinalsCardinals sign RB David Johnson to 3-year contract extension“Again, I think both of (Golden and Gresham) are sooner than later,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf show this Friday. “I remain hopeful that both those guys will come back in the near future. It’s a week-to-week thing with both of them right now.”Arizona will, however, have several nicked up defensive lineman available against Washington. Corey Peters, who missed the last two preseason games after injuring himself in the second exhibition outing against the New Orleans Saints, was a full participant in practice Friday for the first time since his injury.Fellow tackles Robert Nkemdiche (foot) and Olsen Pierre (toe) remained limited in practices all week leading into Sunday and were listed as questionable. But both are able to play Sunday at State Farm Stadium.Logan was also considered questionable heading into the game with an ankle injury.For the Redskins, receiver Maurice Harris was ruled out with a concussion. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 4 Comments Share Receiver Jamison Crowder, however, will play after missing practice for non-injury related reasons Friday, as will linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who was limited with a hip injury. Defensive tackle Trent Williams is also available after being limited in practice. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires #Redskins inactives for #WASvsAZ. pic.twitter.com/Y4qnDoEqKj— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 9, 2018 Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham won’t play in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins as he continues to work back from an Achilles injury suffered at the end of last season.He’s joined on the inactive list by third-string back and return man T.J. Logan (ankle), quarterback Mike Glennon, cornerback Deatrick Nichols, defensive end Markus Golden, offensive lineman Jeremy Vujnovich and offensive lineman Korey Cunningham.
Go back to the e-newsletter >ÉPURE, the fine-dining restaurant in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon that serves dishes almost exclusively from France, has prepared holiday menus to round out 2015 and ring in the New Year.This holiday season, guests can enjoy Chef Nicolas Boutin’s take on a traditional French Christmas Eve feast, or Réveillon, that features the celebrated ingredients used in France during the festive season. Chef has sourced chestnuts from Ardèche in south-central France, foie gras from the Périgord region and blue lobster from the coast.“ÉPURE is a home away from home for many French expatriates in Hong Kong, so creating a holiday menu that pays homage to the traditions of France was really important to me,” said Chef Nicolas Boutin. “For this year’s menu, I have chosen some of my favourite premium ingredients such as the capon from Bresse (Eastern France) and scallops from Normandy, accenting them with rustic, festive ingredients such as Brussels sprouts, cranberries and pomegranates. Corsica clementines are also in season during the holidays, so our Head Pastry Chef, Matthieu Godard, has designed delicious desserts to round out the menus.”Three and four-course menus will also be available on La Terrasse at ÉPURE for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, so guests can sit harbour-side and enjoy a scenic view of Hong Kong.In addition to the special menus, ÉPURE will be introducing festive cocktails and hot drinks such as mulled wine (a special recipe from Chef Matthieu Godard), cherry ginger and the restaurant’s famous hot chocolate throughout the month of December.Go back to the e-newsletter >
Go back to the e-newsletterOn 25 March The Rolling Stones will perform a concert to 15,000 fans at the Ciudad Deportiva de La Habana, in Cuba. To celebrate this historic event COMO is offering an exclusive luxury package at their private island resort in Tuks and Caicos, Parrot Cay by COMO, one of the area’s most well-known addresses.Enjoy a three-bedroom villa just footsteps from a swathe of white powder sand which includes a private butler then embrace your inner wellbeing with an included massage at COMO Shambhala Retreat. On the fifth night you will be transferred via private jet to the show in Cuba before boarding the plane again to spend a night at the art deco Metropolitan by COMO, in Miami Beach.The six night package is AUD$120,521 based on a twin share. Includes private air travel from the Turks and Caicos Islands to Cuba, then Cuba to Miami, plus tickets to the Rolling Stones concert.Go back to the e-newsletter
The decline in the number of Brits booking flights abroad continued between June and August, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.There was a three percent seasonally adjusted fall compared to the previous three months, while the non-seasonally adjusted figures for the 12 months to August were down by 13 per cent compared to a year earlier.”During June to August 2009, the seasonally adjusted number of visits abroad by UK residents decreased by three percent to 14.6 million, while the associated spending decreased by four percent to £7.5 billion,” an ONS statement said.There was some good news however, after it was revealed that visits to the UK by overseas travellers increased by three percent during the summer compared to the previous three months.Despite this, passenger numbers were still ten percent lower for the 12 months to August compared with a year earlier.The ONS announced in July that the seasonally adjusted number of visits to the UK increased by three percent between March and May this year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlights abroad still popular despite the recession, figures suggestBrits appear to be booking flights abroad despite the ongoing economic turmoil, it has been revealed.’Staycations’ hand boost to domestic flights’Staycations’ hand boost to domestic flightsMore young adults taking flights abroad with their parentsMore young adults taking flights abroad with their parents
Barbados’ most famous luxury resort, Sandy Lane, underwent a resort-wide renovation program at the end of last year that upped the level of luxury significantly. In addition to refurbishment of the resort’s 112 guest rooms, the improvements included a new casual dining restaurant, Bajan Blue, which features a residential-style kitchen, chef’s table, wine bar and seating both inside and out. The 14-room spa received a new panoramic sauna, a steam room that doubles as a Rhassoul Bath, and treatment menu incorporating Anne Semonin products. Also new are luxury helicopter transfers that cut the time it takes guests to arrive at the resort from Grantley Adams International Airport down to a mere seven minutes. At the helm of the renovated resort is a new manager too. Robert Logan was named General Manager in September. Most recently, he was General Manager of Raffles Hotel, Singapore.For more details, visit www.sandylane.com or call 246-444-2000.
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Collector sues to block daughter from selling Basquiat work by Karen Matthews, The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2018 1:01 pm PDT Last Updated May 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A prominent art collector has filed a lawsuit against the auction house Sotheby’s to block his daughter from selling a masterpiece by Jean-Michel Basquiat that’s worth an estimated $30 million.Hubert Neumann’s lawsuit, filed Thursday in state supreme court in Manhattan, seeks to prevent his daughter Belinda Neumann from selling Basquiat’s 1983 painting “Flesh and Spirit.”Neumann’s wife, Dolores Ormandy Neumann, signed a will before her death in 2016 leaving most of her estate to Belinda Neumann and disinheriting her husband.Hubert Neumann, 86, is disputing the will, which he alleges is invalid because it was executed while his wife was receiving serious medical treatment.He also contends in his lawsuit that the Basquiat sale violates an agreement with the auction house that gave him a say in how works from his family’s collection are marketed.According to the lawsuit, Sotheby’s promised Neumann that it would seek his approval on “all matters relating to cataloging, placement, and exhibiting each and every work consigned.”The lawsuit charges that Sotheby’s capitalized on a “difficult family situation” by entering into an agreement with Belinda Neumann to sell the painting.The 12-foot-by-12-foot (3.6-meter-by-3.6-meter) painting is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on May 16.Sotheby’s said in a statement that Neumann’s “eleventh hour claim” is entirely without merit.The auction house added, “We are confident that the ‘agreement’ Mr. Neumann relies on does not exist and the court will find in our favour and the auction will proceed as scheduled.”Belinda Neumann did not respond to a request for comment.The Brooklyn-born Basquiat rose to fame as a graffiti artist in the late 1970s. Dolores Neumann befriended Basquiat during his brief career, which ended with his death in 1988.Sotheby’s sold a Basquiat painting, “Skull,” for $110 million last year. The sale set an auction record for a work by an American artist. FILE- In this April 9, 2018 file photo, a man looks at the painting entitled ‘Flesh and Spirit’ by Jean-Michel Basquiat, in London, Prominent art collector Hubert Neumann has filed a lawsuit against Sotheby’s auction house on Thursday, May 3, 2018, seeking to block the artist’s daughter from selling the masterpiece that’s worth an estimated $30 million. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
by The Associated Press Posted Oct 25, 2018 5:53 am PDT Last Updated Oct 25, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ice-T arrested after failing to pay bridge toll FORT LEE, N.J. – Police have arrested Ice-T after he failed to pay a toll at the George Washington Bridge.Authorities say the actor and rapper was ticketed for theft of services Wednesday when he drove through an E-ZPass lane leading to the span connecting New Jersey and New York. The 60-year-old, whose real name is Tracy Marrow, was driving a new McLaren sports car and was also ticketed for not having license plates and registration.Ice-T reportedly forgot his electronic toll transponder and has them for his other vehicles.Ice-T tweeted “Cops went a little Extra. Coulda just wrote a ticket. In and out…Moovin.”He later tweeted a photo of himself filming scenes in Manhattan for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” in which he plays Sgt. Odafin Tutuola. FILE – In this June 11, 2012 file photo shows rapper and actor Ice-T in Atlanta. Police arrested Ice-T for failing to pay a toll at the George Washington Bridge. The actor and rapper was ticketed for theft of services on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, when he drove through E-ZPass leading to the span that connects New Jersey with New York. The 60-year-old, whose real name Tracy Marrow, was driving a new McLaren sports car and was also ticketed for not having license plates and registration. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2018 4:43 am PDT LOS ANGELES — “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theatres, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel’s marquee superheroes.The film led a host of newcomers that debuted to varying success on this pre-Christmas holiday weekend, including Clint Eastwood’s drug smuggling drama “The Mule” and the Peter Jackson-produced epic “Mortal Engines” which bombed in North American theatres.“Into the Spider-Verse” earned an estimated $35.4 million from 3,813 theatres against a $90 million production budget according to Sony Pictures on Sunday, which is a record for animated movies in December (although the hybrid “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movies were higher). The film features an innovative animation style — both CGI and hand-drawn — and focuses on the Miles Morales character as he learns to become the famed web-slinger. It’s another financial win for the studio’s latest “expanded Spider-Man universe” strategy following “Venom” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”And “Spider-Verse” has been very well-received among critics, and audiences in exit surveys gave it a rare A+ CinemaScore — a first for a Spider-Man film. It’s also been nominated for a Golden Globe award for best animated feature and picked up a few honours from critics’ groups as well, including the New York Film Critics Circle.“We are playing to both families and fanboys. We’re an all-audience film,” said Adrian Smith, Sony’s president of domestic distribution.They also have an eight-day runway until the big Christmas release start packing the multiplexes.The Clint Eastwood-directed drug smuggling drama “The Mule” debuted in second place with an estimated $17.2 million. It’s a solid debut for R-rated film that cost $50 million to produce. The Warner Bros. film drew an audience that was mostly older (78 per cent over 35-years-old) and male (54 per cent).“Clint Eastwood has such a big following as a director and a star,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution.It’s Eastwood’s first major role in a film since 2012, and the studio is optimistic about the film’s longevity into the holiday.Not all the new films were so lucky, however. Coming in fifth behind holdovers “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” was the Peter Jackson-produced epic “Mortal Engines,” which bombed in North American theatres, taking in only $7.5 million in ticket sales against a reported $100 million production budget. MRC and Universal Pictures produced the post-apocalyptic steampunk film based on the popular Philip Reeve book, which is the first of four in a series.Neither critics nor audiences responded favourably to the Christian Rivers-directed film, however, which has a deathly 28 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.This weekend also saw the release of the PG-13 rated version of “Deadpool 2,” ”Once Upon A Deadpool,” in 1,566 locations. It earned an estimated $2.6 million, which is being added to “Deadpool 2’s” box office totals.In limited release, Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk” opened in four theatres to a very strong $219,173. Jenkins’ follow-up to “Moonlight” is expected to be a big player throughout awards season and expands nationwide in the coming weeks.Historically, this mid-December, pre-Christmas weekend has not been a big one for movie openings, save for the exception of last year when “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened to $220 million, which is why the weekend overall is down some 61 per cent from last year and why the year-to-date advantage has fallen slightly to 8.5 per cent.But the industry is still on track for a record year at the box office and has several late-game blockbusters on the way including “Aquaman,” ”Bumblebee” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”“Aquaman” doesn’t hit North American theatres until Friday but the big budget DC superhero movie is already a blockbuster internationally. In its second weekend in theatres abroad, the film has already earned $261.3 million.“It’s the happiest time of the year for Hollywood. This is when you get that big burst at the end, a lot of people catching up on movies,” said Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for Comscore. “It’s about momentum and this momentum should carry into next year.”Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1.”Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” $35.4 million ($21 million international).2.”The Mule,” $17.2 million.3.”Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” $11.6 million ($23.3 million international).4.”Ralph Breaks the Internet,” $9.6 million ($7.9 million international).5.”Mortal Engines,” $7.5 million ($11.5 million international).6.”Creed II,” $5.4 million ($2.3 million international).7.”Bohemian Rhapsody,” $4.1 million ($20 million international).8.”Instant Family,” $3.7 million ($738,000 international).9.”Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald,” $3.7 million ($11.8 million international).10.”Green Book,” $2.8 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “Aquaman,” $126.4 million.2. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” $23.3 million.3. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” $21 million.4. “Mortal Engines,” $20 million.5. “My Neighbour Totoro,” $13 million.6. “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald,” $11.8 million.7. “Mortal Engines,” $11.5 million.8. “Dragon Ball Z Super: Broly,” $8.7 million.9. “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” $7.9 million.10. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” $4.8 million.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ldbahrLindsey Bahr, The Associated Press This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Clint Eastwood, left, in a scene from “The Mule.” (Claire Folger/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar by The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2019 4:33 pm PDT The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of January 2, 2018:TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS1. Taylor Swift; $7,762,122; $123.21.2. Jay-Z / Beyoncé; $6,815,475; $129.19.3. U2; $4,976,018; $132.29.4. Ed Sheeran; $4,935,833; $91.90.5. Drake; $4,397,229; $118.41.6. Bruno Mars; $3,689,616; $144.66.7. Eagles; $3,518,043; $176.21.8. Billy Joel; $3,110,443; $119.43.9. Elton John; $2,804,263; $134.47.10. Roger Waters; $2,779,103; $74.18.11. “Springsteen On Broadway”; $2,102,625; $509.04.12. Phil Collins; $2,092,876; $150.65.13. Metallica; $2,089,594; $127.42.14. Justin Timberlake; $2,001,334; $115.15.15. Journey / Def Leppard; $1,840,928; $105.21.16. Shakira; $1,689,426; $100.50.17. Fleetwood Mac; $1,686,299; $131.75.18. Jeff Lynne’s ELO; $1,519,290; $111.74.19. Maroon 5; $1,440,980; $103.77.20. Marc Anthony; $1,341,896; $108.67.For free upcoming tour information, go to www.pollstar.com___The Associated Press
by Oline H. Cogdill, The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2019 8:07 am PDT “The Thin Edge” (Thomas & Mercer), by Peggy TownsendJournalist Peggy Townsend delivers an outstanding second novel about investigative reporter Aloa Snow that may overshadow her superb debut. Townsend’s expert plotting and attention to character elevate “The Thin Edge.”The crux of Townsend’s series is Aloa’s journey to reclaim her career and to continue to believe in her self-worth. Two years ago, Aloa lost her job at the Los Angeles Times after she invented a source for a story on Vietnamese nail salon workers. While the story illustrated how the workers were abused, the fictional source tainted the article. Now living in San Francisco and barely getting by, her salvation has come in the form of Novo, an independent newsroom. Her last story has helped get her career somewhat on track, though she will always be under a cloud.Aloa’s latest story melds her personal and professional life. The Brain Farm, “a trio of aging anarchists” who have in a way adopted Aloa, needs her help. Tick, “a grey-haired former monkeywrencher,” wants her to prove that his estranged son Burns Hamlin didn’t kill Corrine Davenport, the wife of former FBI agent Christian Davenport who is now a paraplegic following an automobile accident. Burns had been having an affair with Corrine and was in the area when Corrine was stabbed, but the arrogant junior college professor insists he’s innocent.Sharpening her reporting skills, Aloa’s investigation leads to a homeless camp from which four people have been murdered and to the cultish Church of the Sacrificial Lamb.“The Thin Edge” moves at a quick pace with a minimum of violence as Townsend focuses on character development. The appealing Aloa calculates daily on how to manage her eating disorder that almost ended her life years ago. She has formed her own family — the intriguing Brain Farm, who affectionately call her Ink after her profession, and Erik and his husband, Guilllermo, owners of Justus, “the least trendy nightspot in the city.” We should all have friends like these. They care deeply for her and if she doesn’t show up at least once a day at Justus, they will come looking for her. “The Thin Edge” finds San Francisco in the midst of a “tule fog” that has enveloped the city — “cold and thick with a feel of malevolence to it.” Obscuring visibility, the fog is a perfect metaphor for evil that can hide in plain sight.Townsend remains an author to watch.Oline H. Cogdill, The Associated Press Review: Peggy Townsend delivers outstanding second novel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Taylor Swift pens scathing post about Scooter Braun AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 30, 2019 1:04 pm PDT LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift is not staying silent over the sale of her masters to Scooter Braun.In a scathing Tumblr post Sunday, the pop superstar writes she is sad and grossed out that her music catalogue now belongs to Braun who she accuses of subjecting her to years of incessant and manipulative bullying, referencing clashes with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.Braun’s Ithaca Holdings announced Sunday that it is acquiring Big Machine Label Group which released all of Swift’s studio albums and owns her masters. Swift says she learned of the sale Sunday.Swift left Big Machine in November and signed with Universal Music Group.Representatives for Scooter Braun and Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta did not immediately respond to request for comment.By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press
March 18, 2016Here is alumnus architect Salah Alsaqqa in June 1981 with Paolo Soleri. Thank you for sharing this photo with us.[photo courtesy Salah Alsaqqa]Salah returned for part the March 2016 workshop and here he is in the Soleri Archives, scanning some of Paolo Soleri spiral notebooks.
Lawmakers on Tuesday called on the government to comply fully with a Supreme Court ruling on granting disabled people severe motor disability allowance.In January 2016 the Supreme Court ruled on a case brought before it by a disabled person aged over 65.The individual took their case to the Supreme Court, challenging a prior refusal by the labour ministry’s department for social inclusion to grant the severe motor disability allowance.Under current policy, only people aged 12 to 65 are eligible.The top court ruled that the individual was entitled to the allowance and also rejected the ministry’s argument that opening the allowance to persons over 65 would entail an additional cost to the state.According to Disy MP Marios Mavrides, the government subsequently disbursed the allowance to the individual in question but it has not amended policy and regulations to cover all such cases.Andreas Fakondis, chair of the House labour committee, said MPs are going to give the government time to come back with proposals on how to deal conclusively with the matter.The matter would be revisited once parliament reconvenes after the summer recess.Parliamentarians also discussed the latest observations by the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (dated April 12, 2017).The observations were a response to a report filed to the UN by Cyprus regarding its policy on the disabled.The UN had about 70 observations, of which 65 highlighted areas of concern and recommendations.Among others, it recommended that Cyprus adopt a new national disability action plan and allocate “adequate funding to its implementation.”The UN Committee also expressed concern that “national legislation lacks a definition of discrimination that recognises that denial of reasonable accommodation is a form of disability-based discrimination in all areas of life.”In parliament, the Confederation of the Disabled Peoples Organisations (KYSOA) complained that their input was not sought by the government when the latter submitted its report to the UN.Christakis Nicolaides, head of KYSOA, said Cyprus has a poor track record in this area. He said that due to shortcomings in the system, disabled people are denied the right to independent living.Greens MP George Perdikis said Cyprus fares very poorly in terms of the inclusion in society of disabled people.The government, he added, “should not skimp” on the roughly €1 million it would need to spend if it abolished age restrictions concerning the motor disability allowance.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
By Rosie OgdenQatar’s Nasser al-Attiyah raced into the record books today with a measured drive on the final Leg of the Cyprus Rally that secured him his fifth winner’s laurel on this event, overtaking Sebastien Loeb’s previous record of 4 wins.After a drama-filled first Leg yesterday, today proved uneventful.Having set out this morning with a comfortable 3 minute, 19 second cushion between his Ford Fiesta R5 and the Citroën DS3 R5 of second placed Alexandros Tsouloftas, race leader al-Attiyah took the sensible course and drove steadily to consolidate his first place.It’s never easy for a rally driver to be disciplined enough to keep his pace down but Nasser knew that victory was his if he stayed out of trouble “we are trying to maintain good concentration, it is not easy, we cannot go very slow” he said after the second stage of the day, where Tsouloftas had 2 punctures and dropped out of the top ten, leaving Simos Galatariotis in the runner-up slot, almost five minutes adrift of the Qatari.[smart-photo][/smart-photo]Nikolay Gryazin and Kajetan Kajetanowicz both rejoined the race after going out on Saturday’s first Leg and set the pace on the first 4 stages but were so far down the field they posed no threat.The real battle of the day was between the top Cypriot crews: seven local drivers were in the top 10 at the start of the day, with less than three minutes between 2nd placed Tsouloftas and 10th placed Posedias.Two passes through the stages at Yeri and Avdelero saw all the Cypriots jockeying for every precious second, and as they returned to Nicosia regroup in the early afternoon Galatariotis held second place, just 10.2 seconds in front of Panikos Polykarpou who had over a minute separating him from fourth placed Christos Demosthenous.The final two stages – dubbed the Love Cyprus Golden Stages – on the south east coast of the island were a special test: €24,000 prize money was to be distributed between the fastest driver over both stages, the fastest Cypriot driver and the quickest driver in a 2-wheel-drive car. They had to decide whether to go flat out for the cash and risk a tricky moment that might drop them down the overall leaderboard, or find a compromise between speed and caution.Al Attiyah clocked fastest over the first Golden Stage, beating Kajetanowicz by just 1.4 seconds, and the Polish ace responded with a fastest time on the final stage, but the difference between him and al-Attiyah was 1.1 seconds – and when the times for the two stages were added together he missed the €10,000 prize by 0.3 seconds!Meanwhile Tsouloftas, who was now lying 10th and had nothing to lose, pulled out all the stops to finish the stage 4.1 seconds in front of Timotheou. He added another 2.1 seconds to the difference from Timotheou on stage 14, and perhaps the €7,000 for fastest Cypriot on the Golden Stages will be some compensation for him missing out on top Cypriot overall and a podium finish.Christos Demosthenous won the ERC2 category, and victory in ERC3 – and the €7,000 for fastest Golden Stage two-wheel-driver was claimed by Turkey’s Ümitcan Özdemir.Final Results (provisional)1 Al-Attiyah N. / Baumel Matthieu Ford Fiesta R5 02:31:44.32 Galatariotis S. / Ioannou Antonis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 02:37:56.33 Polykarpou P. / Winter Gerald Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 02:38:03.84 Demosthenous C. / Laos Pambos Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 02:39:24.75 von Thurn und Taxis A. / Degandt Bjorn Škoda Fabia R5 02:40:06.66 Panteli Petros / Christodoulou K. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 02:41:20.87 Savva Savvas / Papandreou A. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 02:41:39.48 Antoniou S. / Pieri Demetris Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 02:42:16.49 Tsouloftas A. / Elia Stelios Citroën DS3 R5 02:43:47.510 Denktaş Rauf / Derviş Bora Ford Fiesta R5 02:44:21.7You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola