1st USBorn Black Pro Hockey Player Val James Gives

The wife of Val James, the first American-born Black player to play in the National Hockey League, said, “I cried for a week” after reading the first 77 pages of her husband’s new book, “Black Ice: The Val James Story.”The level of racism James endured in a 13-year career—mostly in the AHL, plus just 14 games over two seasons in the NHL—stunned Ina James, who thought he had a grasp of the scope of hatred her husband experienced.“My first question was, ‘Why didn’t you tell me?’ “ she said to The New York Times.When she cried as she spoke those words, James said, “This is why I didn’t tell her.”James’ book details in depth the racism he encountered in the 1980s as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. For instance, after a game in Boston in ‘82, angry fans blocked the team bus of the Sabres, who had two Black players that season. The fans pelted the bus windshield with a beer bottle into the windshield, called James a vile name and demanded he exit the bus.Angry, James headed for the door. But coach Scotty Bowman ordered him to return to his seat.A shoulder injury ended James’s career in 1988, and no one noticed, just as his entry into hockey history was not acknowledged at the time. The fact that no one seemed to notice he was gone did not bother James; he was mentally fatigued from all he put up with over his career in the AHL and NHL.“There is the only way I can explain it for people who don’t understand that feeling,” James, 57, said. “Let’s start with women. What’s the worst thing you can call a woman? Imagine having one of those words thrown at you every three seconds for 60 minutes. Now multiply that 40 road games a year.”In the book, James recounts a story in Salem, Va., in 1981 when a teenager brought a watermelon to the game to give to him.The Times interviewed Warren Skorodenski, a former Springfield, Mass., Indians goalie who spent five seasons in the N.H.L, who said he recalls some Springfield, Mass. Fans dressing in Ku Klux Klan hoods and linesmen had to spend stoppages of play to retrieve bananas thrown on the ice at James.“It was disgusting,” Skorodenski said. “To be in his shoes, I just couldn’t imagine.”As a Black person growing up playing hockey on Long Island, James was a rarity—and that’s where the racism first started. He said in his book that disgusting slurs were hurled at him when he was 13 during a youth tournament in Michigan.“When I started skating, I set out to be a hockey player, not a black hockey player,” he wrote. “However, the two concepts quickly became intertwined. And not by choice. From early on, there were some people who were determined to prove that being black and being a hockey player were mutually exclusive.”When a shoulder injury ended James’s career in 1988, he seemingly vanished. He was emotionally drained, he said. James returned to Long Island for about a year after retirement before relocating with his wife Niagara Falls, where they have lived mostly in obscurity.He said he contemplated writing a book right after he stopped playing. But he was not ready…until now.“I had to deal with it in my own mind, and pretty much forgive,” James said. “That’s the only word that comes close to it. Just to cleanse my own mind of it all, and to think.” read more

Mike Vrabel Bob Knight 10 others set for Ohio State Athletics Hall

Twelve former Ohio State athletes are ready to be cemented into Buckeye lore. The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame is set to induct most notably former Indiana coach Bob Knight and current OSU defensive line coach Mike Vrabel. Joining Knight and Vrabel in the honor are Ray Griffin (football) Pete Cusick (football), Joseph Gailus (football), Dick Schafrath (football), Rex Holman (wrestling) George Downes (wrestling), Jessica Davenport (women’s basketball), Louise Bond-Williams (fencing), Keturah Lofton (track and field) and former volleyball coach Jim Stone. All 12 inductees are scheduled to be officially honored Friday night in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The ceremony’s reception begins at 5:30 p.m. before dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m. Knight, an OSU alum and former Army, Indiana and Texas Tech coach, will be inducted with the Class of 2012 this fall as the hall of fame’s first-ever recipient of the “lifetime achievement” category. According to a released statement, the purpose of Knight’s honor is to recognize “outstanding former Buckeyes who have excelled in their careers after leaving Ohio State.” Knight amassed a record of 902-371 over the course of 41 years of coaching, While at Indiana, Knight led the Hoosiers to three national championships (1976, 1981, 1987) and 11 Big Ten titles. Perhaps most notably, Knight’s 1976 Indiana team remains the last college basketball squad to go undefeated with a record of 32-0. Vrabel, who was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year and back-to-back All-American selection in 1995 and 1996, still holds the university’s career sack record (36) and career tackle for loss record (26). A native of Akron, Ohio, Vrabel played 14 years as a linebacker in the NFL. Eight of those years were spent under Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick, where Vrabel was an integral part of three Super Bowl championships in 2001, 2003, and 2004. In New England, Vrabel recorded 57 sacks, 11 interceptions and 17 forced fumbles, His skills for the Patriots, though, weren’t just limited to the defensive side of the ball as he scored 11 touchdowns as tight end-two of which came in two different Super Bowls for New England. The Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1977 and has honored 261 men and 96 women so far. 108 football players have been inducted into the institution since its inception. The 12 inductees are scheduled to be recognized at halftime of the Buckeyes’ football game against California on Saturday at noon. read more

Private school parents think they are buying exam success for their children

first_imgRising fees at independent schools mean that pushy parents believe they are “buying” success for their children, a teachers’ leader has said.Dr Mary Bousted, president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said there was a growing “sense of entitlement” among parents who pay tens of thousands of pounds to privately educate their children.She said that as fees became higher and higher, parents increasingly believed that they had effectively “bought” their children good grades and a place at a top university and expected the school to “deliver” this.“People think that if you work in an independent or private school, you don’t have pressures. Well, you don’t have the same pressures as teachers in state schools,” Dr Bousted said.“You are probably less likely to have children who come into school hungry and cold and with very, very fundamental problems with their home life, which makes the job of a teacher in a state school more challenging.“But teachers in the independent sector often tell me ‘we don’t have that, but what we do have is a sense of entitlement among parents’. Private school parents expect their children to do well in exams, Dr Bousted saidCredit:Dave Thompson/PA “And somehow in that equation the sense that the parents have a role to play beyond paying, and that the child has to have the aptitude and ability … gets lost in the equation.”The average private school fees – including both day and boarding schools – is £16,686 a year, a rise of 3.5 per cent from last year, according to data from the Independent Schools Council.Dr Bousted was speaking at the ATL’s annual conference in Liverpool, where delegates passed a motion calling on independent schools to carry out an audit of private school staff workload, and to produce guidelines for employers.Helen Porter, an independent school teacher from Berkshire, said: “The workload is particularly high for colleagues at this time of year in the build up to external exams and when the first choice university offers are high on the wish list. Parents and students make it very clear to us that they expect the grades they paid for, and that means that we have to do extra revision sessions at lunchtimes, after school and even in the holidays.”Dr Bousted said that the demographic of privately educated children was changing, with international students now making up a sizeable proportion of independent schools. a primary school teacher marking homework Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Parents who lived overseas and had sent their children to Britain for schooling tended to have particularly “high expectations” for academic success, she added. Dr Bousted explained that parents overlooked the fact that this approach may do their children more harm than good.“There are important life lessons to be learned, one of which is if you don’t do the time you won’t get the results,” she said. “No one can get that result for you, you have to work for it yourself.”Dr Bousted said that teachers were working “insane hours” at the behest of parents, which made their lives “extremely difficult”. “The entitlement is this: we are paying all this money for our children to be educated, therefore we expect you to get them through exams with very good grades and go to a top university.last_img read more

Telegraph campaign for 999 heroes monument backed by Britains biggest rescue charity

An appeal for £3 million to build a National Emergency Services Memorial was launched at the weekend with the backing of the Duke of Cambridge Mr Scholes-Fogg has already created a National 999 Day, which takes place today beginning at 9am on the ninth of the ninth. The day was giving official backing by Theresa May when she was in Downing Street and was marked with a memorial service in St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh at the weekend. A naval helicopter pilot who witnessed the disaster would later describe their actions as “the greatest act of courage that I have ever seen, and am ever likely to see” adding: “They were truly the bravest eight men I’ve ever seen.”When lifeboat disasters occur, they take a devastating toll because there is often a large loss of life hitting hard in small towns dotted around the coast.The Salcombe lifeboat tragedy of 1916 claimed 13 lives and just two crew survived washed ashore while the rest of the men perished off the Devon coast. James Cooper, 36, who has been a lifeboatman at Salcombe since he was eligible to sign up as a teenager, is the great grandson of one of the two survivors. Mr Cooper, a volunteer, is giving his full support to the 999 national monument.“Being a lifeboatman is in the blood. It is a big part of my family and a big part of this town. This national memorial will be fantastic for recognising all the work we have done in the past and the sacrifices made to save others,” said Mr Cooper, “The memorial would provide a place for generations to come in the future to recognise all the emergency services. Every time we go out we risk our lives and for us to have something that recognises the work we do in the centre of London would be great. It would be fantastic.” An appeal for £3 million to build a National Emergency Services Memorial was launched at the weekend with the backing of the Duke of Cambridge The RNLI has sent its most up to date kit, costing £1,700, to the sculptor who has collected uniforms from the police, ambulance, fire brigade and the lowland and mountain rescue as well. The five figures on the statue will be cast in bronze, each at a height of 8ft. The preferred location is Hyde Park Corner and Mr Scholes-Fogg, through his charity the National Emergency Services Memorial, is in talks for a suitable plot with the Crown Estate and other landowners.Has a member of the emergency services changed your life? Send your experiences of getting help after calling 999 to yourstory@telegraph.co.uk  to be featured.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. RNLI The national monument will honour more than 7,000 emergency service workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty as well as two million ‘dedicated’ 999 staff employed across the police, the NHS, fire services and in sea and mountain rescue. The RNLI has saved 140,000 lives since it was founded in 1824 and in that time 624 lifeboat personnel, most of them unpaid volunteers, have died, often in attempting to perform incredible brave rescue operations in treacherous conditions at sea. The RNLI has its own monument at its headquarters in Poole in Dorset but recognises the need for a statue for all the emergency services, who work closely together, in the centre of London.Mr Dowie, a former naval officer and a manager of Salcombe lifeboat station, said: “Keeping people safe is a team effort. We spend our time working with all the emergency services and it is right they will all be celebrated on the memorial.“It is an extraordinary commitment made by these people and their families.” Of the RNLI’s 5,500 lifeboat crew, the vast majority – 5,100 crewmen and women – are volunteers. In 2018 alone, lifeboats went to the aid of 9,000 people and saved the lives of 329. The charity’s precise definition of a life saved states “where, if not for the actions of the lifeboat and/or its crew, a life would have been lost”. The RNLI has not lost a lifeboatman or woman at sea since the Penlee disaster in 1981 off the coast of Cornwall. Eight volunteer lifeboatmen died along. They had pulled four people off a stricken ship in huge waves but all perished on board.  The Telegraph campaign for a national ‘999’ monument has received the full support of Britain’s biggest rescue charity the RNLI.An appeal for £3 million to build a National Emergency Services Memorial was launched at the weekend with the backing of the Duke of Cambridge, a former air ambulance pilot, who said “it was only fitting that we should recognise the vital role” played by emergency workers.The monument also has the support of Boris Johnson and his five predecessors in Downing Street: Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Sir John Major.Now the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, one of Britain’s oldest and most respected charities, lends its voice to the clamour for the statue to be built.Mark Dowie, the RNLI chief executive, said: “This is an outstanding idea. The emergency services right across this country play an incredibly important part in keeping us all safe and having a single monument where people can go to pay their own tribute to the commitment of the emergency services and the sacrifice of those who have given their lives while on duty is nothing short of essential.”The statue is being created by Philip Jackson, perhaps Britain’s greatest living sculptor, after agreeing to take on the project. The brainchild is Tom Scholes-Fogg, a 28-year-old volunteer police sergeant, who was inspired to launch the campaign by his grandfather distraught by the killing of a female police constable on duty who told him not enough was done in the country to honour the emergency services. read more

More Industrea longwall roof support carriers to Chinas coal mines

first_imgIndustrea, currently being acquired by General Electric, has signed a contract for the supply of three 50 t longwall roof support carriers for sale to China. Industrea’s wholly owned subsidiary, Industrea Wadam  signed the A$4.8 million contract for supply of three Caterpillar 3126 powered low emission machines to Shanxi Jinshen Energy for use in its Heqiu mine in Shanxi province. Shanxi Jinshen Energy is a joint venture between Shenhua Group and Shanxi Coal Transportation Co producing approximately 10 Mt/y. The order includes associated spares and training.The order for Industrea Mining Equipment (IME) roof support carriers is already under production at its Thornton facility in New South Wales with delivery expected in late June 2012.Industrea’s Managing Director and CEO, Robin Levison, said this new joint venture customer “highlights the strength of our relationship with Shenhua Group. This also creates opportunities for sales and support of additional equipment in this important region where many of our existing customers are supported.“This latest order increases the already large installed base of IME equipment in China and opportunities for our service capability from our Shijiazhuang facility,” said Mr Levison.Industrea provides highly specialised products and services to the mining industry. Customers throughout the world use Industrea’s products and services to enhance the safety and productivity of their mining operations.last_img read more

Tite dismisses Brazil as favourites for World Cup

first_imgBrazil manager Tite has dismissed suggestions that his side are now the big favourites to win the World Cup following Germany’s shock group exit on WednesdayThe Verde-Amarela secured a 2-0 win against Serbia in their Group E finale to take the top spot with goals from Paulinho and captain Thiago Silva setting up a Round of 16 tie against Group F runners-up Mexico on Monday.After the favourites Germany were handed a shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea that saw them being eliminated from the tournament, Brazil are now being widely considered as the new favourites to lift the World Cup for a record sixth time.But Tite is choosing to stick to “reality”.“We don’t live in expectations, we live in reality,” said the 57-year-old, according to ESPN.“Because we did so well during the qualifiers and friendlies we created an excessively high sense of expectation, but the World Cup is a new cycle, a new format.“We are a team who withstand pressure, who have high-quality substitutes. We look at getting stronger and improving.”Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.After a surprise draw with Switzerland in their opening game, Brazil overcame a tense end to the group stages to grab top spot in Group E and progress to the last 16 for the 13th consecutive time.And Tite will allow himself a drink to celebrate.“I’m still going to have a caipirinha tonight, I’ll allow myself!” he said.“The World Cup is made up of human relationships, you have to feel how the dressing room is established, how the players interact, the responsibility the joy, the pride, you try to balance things out.“If you’re hyper you try to slow it down if you’re a bit low you try to hype it up. In terms of the emotion of the team, there is still more to grow. Comparatively speaking, they have grown in those three matches. From here, it is only up.”Despite a shaky start to the tournament, Brazil have now won 19 of their 24 matches under Tite with the ex-Corinthians boss boasting a winning percentage of 79%.last_img read more

Oasis Collection opens in Sandyport after local entrepreneur returns home from journey

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 28, 2017 – Nassau – After two years of jockeying full-time work with travel that took her 5,000 miles, Bahamian entrepreneur, Brooke Phillips, is back home, realizing a decade-long dream and making a splash in the local design marketplace.  Her dream — to open an interior design store filled with furniture and home accessories of natural hard woods and eco-friendly materials, contemporary design and organic feel.In late February, she opened the doors to Oasis Collection, One Sandyport Plaza, a 2,264-square foot emporium featuring one-of-a-kind pieces and hand-hewn crafted works of furniture art, soft fabrics and textures, copper lights and tables, stone sinks, a look as natural as it is classic. Oasis Collection is also providing the first retail showplace for handcrafted wood designs by local artisan Morgan McKinney carved from trees native to The Bahamas. McKinney Designs maximizes the beauty of wood grains in items as small as coasters and as grand as a dining room table for eight.Phillips, 31, began learning the furniture business after graduating with honours from Eckerd College with a degree in Business. As manager of her father’s company, Phillips Sailmakers & Awning Manufacturers and its subsidiary Oasis Chic Living, she handled measurements, fabrics, foam, construction and installation of awnings on residences, resorts and commercial buildings.But it wasn’t until she tried to furnish her own first home, a modest two-bedroom condo and couldn’t find pieces or accessories she liked that she realized there was a gap in the local market.  “This store began like a lot of businesses do in Nassau,” said Phillips, a certified Home Stager who has designed furniture packages for a successful large-scale development in Nassau. “I couldn’t find what I needed here at home where I would prefer to shop. I knew that if I couldn’t find it, then other Bahamians probably couldn’t either.” The furniture she found, she said, felt heavy and outdated. “Many of the stores were carrying the same styles. I believed there was room for improvement.” With taste that tended toward contemporary, light, stylish and natural, Phillips began a journey that took her more than halfway around the world on four occasions.“It sounds crazy,” she said. “Most people who travel 5,000 miles at a time are in it for the adventure and excitement. They may be ticking off something on their bucket list. I literally went in search of a better bucket.”From Nassau to Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, Phillips tracked down craftsmen’s work places, and trekked through hilly villages, some so remote that they had never seen a white person before. “I was very touched by a lot of the encounters and especially when the interpreter said that the toothless woman who was following me and grinning wanted to know if she could touch my dimples. She didn’t think they could be real.” Through the interpreter, Phillips told her yes and as the two women from different cultures connected, Phillips knew that the quest was about more than just furniture.Not all of the furniture in Oasis Collection has been found so far off the beaten path.  Phillips has also sourced pieces from the finest woodcraft shops in High Point, North Carolina and she has brought in hard woods from Canada.Now in the shop nestled below Club One in Sandyport, the space emits a welcoming and natural vibe. Phillips and her partner Matthew Pyfrom spent endless hours creating the interior, transforming shipping pallets they collected into counters and display cases. A ‘grass’ wall adds to the ambience. Copper lights hang from the ceiling. Dividers constructed of pallet board topped with heavy braided rope add to the natural and contemporary feel.In the month since its grand opening that attracted a standing room only crowd, Oasis Collection has attracted individuals, design firms and at least two commercial clients, a high-end Family Island resort and a condo development.  “I am in that group of Bahamian millennials who came back home to The Bahamas after college and want to give it my all,” said Phillips. “I just hope that my all is good enough.”#Oasiscollection#BrookePhillips Related Items:#BrookePhillips, #Oasiscollection Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Planning for Succession is Too Hard Unless you know the 5 keys

first_imgSuccession is the watershed issue in agriculture today. For farmers and agribusiness owners, succession planning is top-of-mind. The USDA reminds us that, “70 percent of farmland will change hands in the next 20 years.” If a farm family has not adequately planned for succession, the farm is likely to:Go out of businessBe absorbed by a large farming neighborOr, be converted to non-farm use.”This crisis-in-the-making comes at a time when land prices are out-stripping a farmer’s ability grow the operation and fewer members of the family are involved in farming.Successfully transitioning the operation to the next generation is the ultimate harvest for a ranch or farm owner. Like everything else in agriculture, multigenerational success is the result of planting the right seeds, nurturing an appreciation for farming and then guiding the next generation through a defined transition process.But, the process is tough. Planning for a smooth ownership transition, preparing the next generation to lead, providing financial security and eliminating the estate tax is complex and confusing.If multigenerational success is your goal, the ASA Workshop, Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning,  is for you. Through the five keys, you’ll learn about the planning process, good communication strategies, and how to overcome the obstacles most farm families face. This highly interactive workshop includes good information and relevant tools. Together, we’ll put pen-to-paper and take initial steps on the path to creating a succession plan.Participants will learn the five keys to planning success, which include:Following a planning process/modelOvercoming the obstacles most families faceAgreeing on common goalsUtilizing good communication strategiesCommitting to the processUtilizing tips from this session will help ensure the farm remains in the family, and provides financial security and career opportunities for generations to come.Register online for a workshop.Kevin Spafford is founder of eLegacyConnect which provides succession solutions for farm families.  Members of the American Soybean Association receive a discount for full access to all that eLegacyConnect.com  has to offer.  CLICK HERE for details about the eLegacyConnect discounted subscription and other benefits of ASA membership.         eLegacyConnect.com Info@eLegacyConnect.com 877.523.7411last_img read more

70 of those with depression do not feel supported by their employer

first_imgAlmost three-quarters (70%) of respondents with depression do not feel supported by their employer, according to research by job vacancy website CV Library.Its survey of 1,102 employees also found that 74% of respondents do not feel comfortable talking to their manager about mental health issues.The survey also found:Around a quarter (23%) of respondents believe that flexible working can help support mental health issues, 9% believe access to counselling could help, and 7% believe additional time off could be helpful.64% of respondents would not name depression as the reason when calling in sick.42% of respondents with depression feel judged by their coworkers.73% of respondents who are not coping with depression believe there is a negative stigma around depression in the workplace.Lee Biggins (pictured), founder and managing director of CV Library, said: “A huge proportion of the nation’s professionals are suffering with mental health issues, and it’s concerning to see that attitudes aren’t changing as quickly as they should be.“What’s more disheartening is the negative stigma attached to depression. This, combined with the prejudices that workers are facing, prevents employees from being honest with their managers. Those with depression often feel marginalised and judged, and it’s worrying that this attitude is still prevalent in the workplace.“For the UK’s mental health issues to be properly addressed, and for workers with depression to get the support they need, these beliefs need to change.”last_img read more

3 commit suicide in Jashore

first_img.Three people including an elderly woman reportedly committed suicide in separate incidents in the district on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased are Nijela Ray, 65, wife of Nath Ray, resident of Shukhdebpur village in Jhikargacha upazila, Fatema,22, wife of Ripon of Goalhati village of the same upazila and Mshiur Rahman, 35, son of Ataur Rahman, hailing from D-Block area in the district town.Nijela Ray swallowed insecticide following a family dispute at dawn and died at Jashore-250 bed hospital in the evening while undergoing treatment there.Mashiur Rahman hanged himself over the same reason, family feud.Three UD cases were filed with the concerned police stations.last_img read more

Top terror Bidhan Barua freed

first_imgBidhan Barua, a listed terrorist of North Chattogram, who has been serving a jail term since 2011, was released from Cumilla Central jail on 3 June, two days before the Eid-ul-Fitr.Forkan Wahid, a jailer of Cumilla Jail, said Bidhan was wanted in five cases and he has been convicted in one case.Bidhan was released after completing his jail term in a case after scrutiny and he secured bail from four other cases filed against him, he said.Earlier, Bidhan landed at Chattogram Central Jail around six months back.Mahiuddin Mahmud Sohel, additional superintendent of police, said “Normally the jail authorities have informed the release of any accused of a sensational case before their release and we gave the clearance after scrutiny.”Bidhan, son of Himanshu Barua of Andharmanik village in Raozan upazila of the district had joined National Democratic Party of SQ Chowdhury in 1990 and formed a ‘bahini’ named after himself, ‘Bidhan Bahini’ and was involved in many criminal activities. In 1993 he killed Akhtar Hossain, the then chairman of East Gujrar union of the upazila.He was also involved in many criminal activities including that of murder.Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Bidhan Barua in 2011 and on 12 September, 2008 , he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in a case filed under Arms Act.last_img read more

Paul McCartney back at the Abbey Road crossing

first_imgThe Beatles released Abbey Road 49 years ago, and to commemorate that transcendent album, Paul McCartney re-created the band’s cover photo of a walk across the road, to the delight of applauding fans. McCartney, 76, posted a video of his stroll across the road his band made famous on his Instagram account.The photo for the original album was taken on August 8, 1969 outside of EMI Studios on Abbey Road. It featured McCartney and John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr crossing the now-famous road.Paul McCartney. Photo by Oli Gill CC BY-SA 2.0His daughters Mary and Stella were with him to witness the road crossing. Mary McCartney also shared a video with the caption: “Why did the Beatle cross the Abbey Road” showing that McCartney waited for a van to pass before using the crosswalk.McCartney was on hand to play songs from his forthcoming 17th studio album, Egypt Station.Abbey Road zebra crossing made famous by the 1969 Beatles album, in London, England.According to Time magazine, “McCartney’s other daughter, fashion designer Stella McCartney, got in on the fun, too. She posted a video with her father and actress Liv Tyler goofing around inside the famed studio, using Tyler’s name to re-create McCartney’s James Bond theme ‘Live and Let Die’ which was performed by his other former band, Wings.”McCartney has been very visible this summer. The former Beatle recently stopped by Penny Lane in his hometown of Liverpool with James Corden for The Late Late Show‘s Carpool Karaoke.McCartney, Harrison, Swedish pop singer Lill-Babs and Lennon on the set of the Swedish television show Drop-In, October 30, 1963.McCartney wore a white shirt, burgundy pants, and sandals for the walk in July 2018. For the 1969 photo, McCartney was the only band member to be barefoot.On Instagram, McCartney took questions, and a big one was why barefoot that day. He answered: “It was a very hot day and I happened to be wearing sandals like I am today so I just kicked them off because it was so hot we went across barefoot. There was no special meaning.”Close-up of a fan-decorated wall in Abbey Road, London.Paul’s bare feet, and other “clues,” fed the raging rumor that McCartney was dead in 1969. Those who believed he’d died in a car accident and it was being covered up said that in the photo the signs are there. After all, they said, the dead are often buried barefoot.Most bizarrely, according to Biography, “In the background we see a Volkswagen Beetle with the plate “LMW 28IF” Conspiracists claim this to mean that Paul would be 28 if he were alive. (Never mind the fact that he would actually have been 27 if the rumor were true.)”Paul McCartney leaves Abbey Road Studios after secret concertIn late 1969, the band released a statement denying that Paul McCartney was dead and replaced by a look-alike, calling it “a load of old rubbish.”What fans may not have realized when they saw the album cover was that Abbey Road would be the band’s penultimate studio album. The group broke up a year later.Abbey Road Studios (formerly known as EMI Studios) is a recording studio located at 3 Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, City of Westminster, London, England.The album is loved and admired by many. Rolling Stone said, “’Something’ may well be George Harrison’s single greatest song, while Lennon’s ‘Come Together’ and McCartney’s ‘Oh! Darling’ are near-perfect compositions. Ringo even delivered a winner with ‘Octopus’s Garden,’ one of the few Beatles songs he wrote by himself. The best part of the LP, however, is side two – a 16-minute suite of songs that seamlessly flow together. Who knows what would have happened had they stuck together for a few more albums.”The zebra crossing, with EMI Studios in the background, in 1969. Photo by Dr. Ronald Kunze CC BY-SA 3.0McCartney said in an interview with the BBC two years ago that the break up of the band pitched him into depression.Read another story from us: David Bowie’s first recording found in a breadbasketHe gave the reason for the band breaking up, saying, “The business thing split us apart,” referring to a new manager.After the Beatles were no more, McCartney added, he wasn’t sure “whether I was still going to continue in music.”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.com.last_img read more

Vietnam airline fined for inflight bikini show

first_imgA YouTube video shows young women in open vests and red bikini tops dancing down the aisle and handing out teddy bears as gleeful male passengers smile and snap photographs on the flight.In a letter to Vietnamese authorities Tuesday, the company said the event inaugurated its first flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang on the southern coast. It said all safety regulations were followed. A company spokeswoman refused to comment on the fine Friday, but confirmed the local beauty queens were paid for their performance. She would not give her name because she was not authorized to speak to the media.Privately owned Vietjet Air was founded in 2007 and operated its first flight in December.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Associated PressDANANG, Vietnam (AP) – Bored by in-flight safety demos? A group of bikini-clad beauty queens in Vietnam recently strutted through a packed airplane as dance music blasted a song with the lyric “I’m crazy for banana.”State-run media reported Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Administration fined Vietjet Air 20 million dong ($960) for staging the three-minute show on Aug. 3 without receiving official approval. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   center_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home The vital role family plays in society Patients with chronic pain give advicelast_img read more

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first_imgThe Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance, meeting on the sides of the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul, yesterday approved the application of Bangkok based THAI Smile Airways to become a part the Alliance’s Connecting Partner model.The Connecting Partner model was established by Star Alliance in June 2016 to complement its membership model. In contrast to full membership in the Alliance, requiring building of commercial ties with all full members, the more regional Connecting Partner scope calls for commercial relationships with a minimum of three carriers only.Jeffrey Goh, Star Alliance CEO said: “Three years after the introduction of the new programme, I am pleased to announce that THAI Smile is set to become the next Star Alliance Connecting Partner, which will support us in further strengthening our position as the leading airline alliance network.The partnership with our first Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines, has exceeded our mutual expectations and we look forward to providing our customers with even more choice through the addition of the THAI Smile Airways offer”.Customers travelling on an itinerary which includes a transfer between a Star Alliance member airline and a Connecting Partner will be offered standard Alliance benefits such as passenger and baggage through check-in. In addition, customers who have achieved Star Alliance Gold Status in their frequent flyer programme will enjoy premium customer benefits.Once all entry requirements are fulfilled, which is expected by the end of the year, THAI Smile Airways will become the second Connecting Partner, joining Juneyao Airlines that entered in 2017. airlinesStar AllianceTHAI Smile Airwayslast_img read more

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Zainab, Emmanuela recently bagged a role and will be starring in a film by Disney Studios. the revolution began when President Yanukovych refused to sign an integration deal with the E. he asks. on April 4, All this sets the stage for. 2 Early elections Winning the referendum was only step 1; now Erdogan must win an election Next elections are scheduled for November 2019 but Erdogan has three reasons for moving them up to 2018 or even fall 2017 First Turkeys economy is worsening; unemployment hit a 7-year high in early 2017 General unemployment is at 13 percent while youth unemployment is at 245 percent Erdogan knows he better get his vote sooner rather than later Second the longer he waits the more often he has to push for extensions of the state of emergency he needs to advance his argument that "I alone can save Turkey" from traitors and terrorists While Erdogan has firm control of his AK party the opposition remains disorganized; while the Republican Peoples Party (CHP) will likely remain the main opposition force in Parliament early elections would give smaller-scale parties like the National Movement Party (MHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democracy Party (HDP) as little time as possible to get their act together 3 Oppressed opposition parties Both the MHP and HDP barely cleared the 10 percent threshold of support needed to enter parliament in November 2015 elections and things arent getting easiersince this past summers failed coup attempt Erdogan has shuttered more than 150 media outlets; Turkeys press freedom already under threat has fallen to 151 out of 180 countries on the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index Erdogan has also purged political opponents from the military universities and government ministries According to the International Referendum Observation Mission more than 100000 political opponents have been arrested under emergency decrees 40000 have been detained and more than 150000 civil servants have been fired from their posts all together Yet the opposition knows that if it doesnt mobilize before the next elections Erdogan will be much tougher to deal with after them 4 An even frostier relationship with Europe Europe wasnt thrilled with the referendum outcome especially because Erdogan spent the past few months framing the referendum as "us vs the West" a message that obviously found resonance with a large swath of Turkish voters Turkey-Europe relations became even more strained as Erdogan attempted to woo Turkish voters living in Europe by dispatching government ministers to lead pro-referendum rallies in European cities; when the governments of Germany and the Netherlands refused to allow the rallies to take place (citing security concerns) Erdogan called them Nazis In the end 63 percent of Turkish voters in Germany voted in favor of the referendum as did 71 percent of Turkish voters in the Netherlands and 65 percent in France Looking ahead the real concern for EU leaders is not Turkeys hopeless bid to join the union but the 3 million Syrian and other migrants that Turkey is housing as part of a broader EU-Turkey deal; Erdogan has threatened more than once to push as many as possible of the migrants toward Europe As part of the deal Turkey was supposed to improve press freedom and drop talk of a reinstatement of the death penalty That hasnt happened In short EU leaders must contend with the reality that Turkey is starting to look less like Europe and more like Russia 5 A worsening dilemma in Syria The referendum victory may well embolden Erdogan to play a larger role in neighboring Syria especially if he feels under threat and needs to manufacture a geopolitical crisis to mobilize nationalist voters Thatd be a risky if still remote move Beyond the hundreds of Turkish casualties and millions spent Turkeys intervention has already stirred up geopolitical trouble In November 2015 Turkey shot down a Russian jet over the Syrian-Turkish border In December an off-duty Turkish police officer assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara to protest Moscows involvement in Syria Erdogan and Putin have since smoothed things over but how long that will last is anybodys guess As Turkey stumbles along in Syria Erdogans strongman image will suffer particularly because hes been unable to check the progress of Syrian Kurds who hope to carve out a homeland for themselves in parts of Syria that President Bashar al-Assad cant control That might encourage the more militant of Turkeys Kurds to push for their own territory as well And thats a problem that becomes more dangerous and expensive for Turkey every year as Erdogan refuses compromises with Kurdish moderates In other words the challenges ahead for Turkey are just beginning Contact us at editors@timecomActress Sarah Jessica Parker is ending her relationship with pharmaceutical giant Mylan and speaking out against how the company jacked the price of EpiPens to more than $600 each She announced that she has cut ties due to the price hikes in a Thursday statement on Instagram Parker had been involved with an unbranded Mylan ad campaign about anaphylaxis as her son has a severe peanut allergy “I’m left disappointed saddened and deeply concerned by Mylan’s actions” Parker wrote in the statement “I hope they…will take swift action to lower the cost to be more affordable for whom it is a life-saving necessity” On Thursday Mylan had announced that it would expand its patient-assistance program to reduce costs for people who couldn’t afford EpiPens The move came after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke against the price hike and its stock plummeted Wednesday Write to Julia Zorthian at juliazorthian@timeinccomAfter learning more about 3-D printing. 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