Related Austrian Airlines reveals new premium serv

first_img RelatedAustrian Airlines reveals new premium serviceAustrian Airlines has launched a new premium service for passengers travelling on flights to the Middle EastJet2 expands upgrade serviceJet2 expands upgrade serviceRyanair to launch new Plus and Irish Gold luxury class flight servicesRyanair to launch new Plus and Irish Gold luxury class flight services IcelandAir has announced an overhaul of its in-flight services.The carrier will launch its new-look Boeing 757 aircraft, New IcelandAir, with new seats, entertainment systems and more legroom.Adaptations have been introduced across all three economy, economy plus and Saga class cabins.Passengers will now be able to take advantage of a new high-quality touch screen in-flight entertainment system, which they can enjoy on new leather upholstery seats.Back supports have even been subject to a new ergonomic redesign that allows for extra space for passengers.Passengers in Saga class can also benefit from swivel-tables integrated into the arm rest.The airline introduced new services to Toronto earlier this year, taking its total number of destinations on its schedule to 24 across Europe and North America.IcelandAir recently announced its intention to extend its winter flight suspension to include services from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport between October and May.The carrier ordinarily suspends services from the US airport between January and February, but has decided to extend the suspension amid concern over higher oil prices.Find Skyscanner on Facebook!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Related Spain is tops among British holidaymaker

first_img RelatedSpain ‘is tops’ among British holidaymakers this springSpain ‘is tops’ among British holidaymakers this springMore gap year students fly to South AfricaStudents are most likely to fly to South Africa on their gap year, according to new research from the Year Out GroupMost people have a ‘huge emotional high” on their summer breakTwo thirds of people experience a “huge emotional high” during their summer holiday More people are booking flights to Africa, with Tanzania and southern African countries proving the most popular destinations, new findings have revealed.Independent tour operator Somak Holidays has reported a 12.3 percent rise of year-on-year bookings to Tanzania and a six percent rise to southern Africa. The Zanzibar archipelago, 15 miles off the east African coast, has seen the biggest increase in foreign visitors.It is thought that the figures represent a wider trend of more Brits flying to African destinations, with the exchange rate in certain countries being touted as the main reason for increased passenger numbers.Commenting on the findings, Somak chief executive Ash Sofat said: “Africa represents real value at the moment, particularly in South Africa, where the rand has gone from 11.5 to 16.36 to the pound since January.”The findings come after some African travel agents said this week that fewer people would choose to fly to the continent because of the global economic crisis.Get the new Skyscanner Widget for your website or blog! ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Update 20 December 2011 Our panel of reviewers i

first_imgUpdate, 20 December 2011: Our panel of reviewers is now complete. Stay tuned for the results, coming soon!We’re looking for parents travelling with one or more child under ten to review their airport experience.In return for telling us your views, we’ll thank you with a £15 Amazon voucher. RelatedJersey Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationGet live updates for Jersey Airport flight departures and arrivals. Click here for all information. Find cheap flights direct from Jersy Download our app Jersey Airport Departures Information Jersey Airport is a small airport with one terminal located in Saint Peter serving the Channel Island of Jersey. In the departures…Newcastle Airport Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationIf you’re heading off on holiday or meeting a friend or family member arriving at the airport you can stay up to date with the latest Newcastle Airport flight departures and arrivals information with the Skyscanner flight status board below. Find cheap flights direct from Newcastle  Download our app NCL…10 tips for a happier airport experience10 tips for a happier airport experience To be eligible you must be:– flying before 8 January 2012– travelling with one or more child under ten– happy to fill out a score sheet and email it to Skyscanner– flying from one of the following airports:Airports1. Birmingham2. East Midlands3. Leeds BradfordTo ApplyEnter your details here and we’ll get back to you.On receipt of correctly filled in score sheet each reviewer will be sent a £15 Amazon voucher!Please note, due to high numbers of applications for some airports, applications will be accepted and dealt with on a first come, first served basis. Thank you.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

4 Newcastle United Kingdom Get yourself to these

first_img4. Newcastle, United KingdomGet yourself to these Geordie Shores for a cracking night out, great art galleries and brilliant shopping. Newcastle Upon Tyne is a hive of busy nightclubs and live music venues. Whether you prefer high drama at the Theatre Royal or checking out a headline act the O2 Academy, ‘the Toon’ has it all. 3. Nova Scotia, CanadaA province of Canada, Nova Scotia, meaning New Scotland, is a large peninsula off the east coast renowned for natural beauty, especially during autumn when the forests blaze gold and red with the changing colour of the leaves. Get on your bike and cycle across the beautiful landscape, or take to the water for a sea-kayaking tour.Read more: 5 things to ‘fall’ in love with in Canada Looking for affordable accommodation in any of these destinations? Check out Skyscanner’s hotel search and bag a bargain.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 6. New Corella, PhilippinesIn the province of Davao del Norte, the banana capital of the Philippines, New Corella is the perfect place to get off the tourist trail and live like a local. Go slightly further afield and sail away to Mindanao Island and climb Mount Apo, the Philippines’ highest mountain. 7. New Mexico, United StatesThe ‘Land of Enchantment’, New Mexico in the US Southwest is a melting pot of Spanish, South American and Caribbean culture. Eat some of the tastiest tacos north of the Mexican border in the state capital, Santa Fe, or spot UFOs in Roswell, the supposed-site of a flying saucer crash in 1947. 2. New Hampshire, United StatesNew England’s New Hampshire really does feel like Little Britain, home to cities named Portsmouth, Manchester and Dover. It’s also where the famous Salem witch trials took place in 1692. These days locals are a lot more welcoming, and tourists flock here during ski season to hit the slopes.Read more: World’s weirdest ski resorts 9. New South Wales, AustraliaFind a new lease of life in the south-eastern state of New South Wales. Sail through Sydney Harbour or climb the famous bridge for a new perspective on Australia’s oldest city. If recent New Year festivities haven’t put you off entirely, then check out Hunter Valley where you’ll find some of the county’s finest vineyards and plenty of opportunity to sample some fine Aussie wines.Read more: Australia – in pictures 8. Nuevo León, MexicoNuevo León, or New Leon is home to Mexico’s largest national park, Cumbres de Monterrey where you can scale the canyons and camp in the bottom of the gorges. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a dose of leche quemada, a treat made with caramelised milk and often flavoured with pecans for which the region is famous. 5. New CaledoniaOwned by France, this Pacific Ocean island paradise is made up of one main island, Grand Terre and lots of smaller uninhabited sandbanks. Live the luxury lifestyle and charter a yacht to take you sightseeing and find a secluded sandy beach to sun yourself on. Sticking to a tighter holiday budget? Feast like a king on fresh seafood or French cuisine in Nouméa, the capital, for pennies. Fancy exploring a ‘new’ and exciting destination this year?Get over the holiday hangover and look forward to 2015 with a fresh list of alternative escapes to liven up your travel wish list. From New Zealand to New Caledonia, here are 9 ‘new’ destinations to consider:1. New ZealandThe place to go if you’re looking for an adventure, grab an ice pick and hike across Fox Glacier in the South Island, or head to thrill-seeker central, Queenstown and try a spot of bungee jumping or go for a spin on the shotover jet boat. Make new friends with the Māori, New Zealand’s native people, and learn about their customs and traditions in the North Island.Read more: 10 most awesome adventure activities in Australia and New Zealand Related9 european alternatives to the world’s top travel must-seesFrom island paradises to active volcanoes- you don’t have to travel half-way around the world to complete your travel bucket list.Travel Trends: World’s top destinations for 2015From street food in Seoul to volcano-surfing in Nicaragua, we reveal the hottest destinations and coolest activities for 2015.Ten adventures for 2018Want to know where to go for adventure travel in 2018? Climbing Everest is so last year (and pretty difficult, too). We’ve put together a list of perfectly do-able adventures for 2018, whether you’re a die-hard thrill-seeker or the kind of traveller who loves seeking out the world’s most remote…last_img read more

Bangkok – Reported by Elite Traveler the private

first_imgBangkok – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazinePegasus Capital Advisors L.P., a US-based private equity fund manager, has acquired the luxury resort and spa management business of the Bangkok-based Six Senses Resorts & Spas.For an undisclosed sum, Pegasus now holds all of the resort and spa management contracts and related intellectual property rights of the Six Senses and Evason branded properties. Although this transaction accounts for the luxury resort management contracts, and does not include the physical real estate, Pegasus hopes it will pave the way for the growth of the international hospitality brand.Headed by Bernhard Bohnenberger, current president of Six Senses, the key feature of all Six Senses properties is the spa which offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas already have a reputation for luxury and are hosted by a number of prestigious hotels and resorts in many other locations. This is a reputation which Pegasus will strive to uphold and build on.“Six Senses is an internationally recognized brand built on unparalleled guest service and experiences, while being a leader in sustainable hospitality with a strong sense of environmental responsibility,” said Craig Cogut, founder, Pegasus Capital Advisors.“Same as we did in April, we see a significant opportunity for the brand to grow and continue evolving on this heritage. Six Senses is now a debt-free company, with committed capital to pursue opportunities in new and existing international markets. We are confident that our president Bernhard Bohnenberger and our management team will continue the Six Senses legacy.”The new generation of Six Senses will include 28 branded spas around the world and the following Six Senses branded resort properties:– Six Senses Laamu (Maldives)– Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman)– Six Senses Yao Noi Beyond Phuket (Thailand)– Six Senses Samui (Thailand)– Six Senses Hua Hin (Thailand)– Six Senses Con Dao (Vietnam)– Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (Vietnam)– Six Senses Saigon River (Vietnam) Under Construction– Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain (China) Under Construction– Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang (Vietnam)– Evason Hua Hin (Thailand)– Evason Ma’In (Jordan)The Soneva brand and resorts, as well as the company’s real estate assets and holdings, were not included in the transaction, and will continue to be led by Sonu Shivdasani, the former founder and CEO of Six Senses, who will serve as chairman and CEO and principal shareholder of The Soneva Group.www.sixsenses.comlast_img read more

Crystal Cruises announced record bookings for the

first_imgCrystal Cruises announced record bookings for the week ending June 2 – the highest booking week since the luxury line expanded its “All Inclusive – As You Wish” program. The number of guests booking and revenue was more than 100% higher than the average weekly totals since the beginning of 2009.The surge of interest has been strong for both close-in cruises and those more than a year out, including notable increases for summer cruises aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity in the Baltic and Mediterranean, fall cruises in New England/Canada and Europe, and winter South America.“It’s very positive to see such a strong response to Crystal’s promotions,” said Gregg Michel, president of Crystal Cruises. “Guest satisfaction has been very high and the travel agent community has been very supportive of our programs. Luxury travelers appreciate enriching experiences, abundant choices, consistency of reputation, and extraordinary value.”In the past two weeks, Crystal has hosted its top producing travel agents at a festive Awards Gala, launched its elegant new website, and has enjoyed tremendous response to its All Inclusive – As You Wish messaging that offers credits good for any spa treatment, any vintage wine, any Crystal Adventure ashore and most everything else on board.Crystal’s All Inclusive – As You Wish promotion offers up to $1,000 per person spending credit allows guests to customize their cruise experience on nearly every 2009 and 2010 itinerary; Celebration Savings extend up to $1,500 savings per person on most 2009 Mediterranean and Baltic itineraries and Crystal Symphony South America voyages; Crystal Family Memories promises a free berth and a host of bonus perks and credits for groups.www.crystalcruises.com.last_img read more

Amanresorts known for its luxury resorts througho

first_imgAmanresorts, known for its luxury resorts throughout the world, has launched a new Wine and Spirits Program that makes available some of the world’s most coveted wines and spirits. Partnerships have been forged with handpicked family and boutique producers from every corner of the globe and Amanresorts’ own import company ensures that every bottle of wine and spirits maintains its integrity when it reaches its final destination, whether Bhutan, Bali or Beijing.
From California’s Napa and Anderson Valleys to Italy’s Abruzzo to France’s Champagne region, Amanresorts’ more than 250 partners include artisanal wine and spirits producers such as Champagne Salon, Domaine Leroy, Fisher Vineyards, Martin Miller’s Gin and Duncan Taylor Single Cask Rare Scotch Whiskeys–names that regularly appear on the world’s ‘Best Of’ lists. A partnership has also been forged with Riedel Glassworks of Austria. Such weighty names do not translate into daunting wine lists or over-the-top prices. According to head cellar master, Alejandro Ortiz, “Amanresorts will introduce wine menus designed, not to intimidate, but to reveal flavors and varietals that tell the stories of the families behind the wines. We encourage guests to explore new producers that embody the spirit of their stay at Amanresorts.”
Several Aman properties plan a full-scale rollout throughout the year. Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the first Aman to receive a Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, has introduced an innovative cocktail program and a selection of specialty spirits. Amanpuri in Thailand offers a ‘Master’ wine list of approximately 150 wines and a reserve list of rare vintages with a special focus on Italy. Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia focuses on French wines and serves a superb selection from the Domaine Leroy in Burgundy. Amandari in Bali will feature an all-new wine – the Ubud Rosé – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah and Zinfandel created exclusively for Amanresorts.
Beijing’s Aman at Summer Palace features signature wines from the Hall family at Long Meadow Ranch and several vintages and library selections from Chateau Palmer in Bordeaux’s Margaux district to complement its Chinese, French and international cuisine. And in an unprecedented partnership with Moët-Hennessy, Aman at Summer Palace offers Martin Miller’s Gin as well as cognacs and scotches never before available in China.
At Aman New Delhi, house wines include Mas La Plana Estate, considered among the best in Spain; dry Scalabrone Rosé from the Antinori family of Guado Al Tasso in Bolgheri, Italy and champagne from the House of Champagne Jaquesson, a small family estate producing fewer than 300,000 bottles a year and one of Napoleon’s favorite wines. Single malt scotches from Scotland’s most celebrated distilleries, such as Bowmore, Dallas Dhu and Highland Park, are available. Each room features a special 30-year-old single malt scotch and a bottle of L’Inde – a wine made in collaboration with the world-famous Chateau Cos d’Estournel of Bordeaux whose founder had a penchant for all things Indian. A premium selection of cigars from around the world, to be paired with sherry, vintage port or a 1945 Madeira, will also be available. 
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Parton stepping aside as parade grand marshal afte

first_imgParton stepping aside as parade grand marshal after 32 years by The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2018 1:14 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Dolly Parton says her Tennessee amusement park “has hogged the spotlight long enough” and she’s stepping aside as grand marshal of the Pigeon Forge spring parade after 32 years.A news release from Dollywood and the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism says the grand marshal this year will be baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.Ripken is chairman and co-founder of Ripken Baseball. The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge, a $22.5 million youth baseball facility, opened in 2016.Parton, who grew up in the area, started a fund after deadly wildfires tore through the area in 2016. The Dollywood Foundation has said its My People Fund helped 900 families with roughly $9 million in the first six months after the fires.The May 4 parade will be called the Music in the Mountains Spring Parade.last_img read more

TORONTO – Fans of sketch comedy series SCTV will

first_img TORONTO – Fans of sketch comedy series “SCTV” will have an opportunity next week to grab seats at the upcoming Toronto reunion.Organizers at Second City say tickets for the event held at the city’s Elgin Theatre will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Monday at 10 a.m ET.“SCTV” producer Andrew Alexander also confirmed that Rick Moranis is finalizing negotiations to join the panel conversation, which will be filmed for an upcoming Netflix project directed by Martin Scorsese.Last week, it was announced that “SCTV” cast members Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Dave Thomas and Martin Short would gather in front of a live audience to reminisce about making the influential show.The conversation will be moderated by Jimmy Kimmel and take place on May 13 at 3 p.m.“SCTV,” or Second City Television, ran from 1976 to 1984 and helped launch the careers of many famed international comic legends, including the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.It was the place where hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie got their start, Candy’s smooth talker Johnny LaRue starred in Hollywood movie spoofs and Short’s character Ed Grimley was refined before appearing on “Saturday Night Live.”Alexander also noted that Robin Duke, who became a regular cast member in 1980 before leaving for “SNL” a year later, would be present in the audience at the Elgin event.He said while she won’t participate in the panel, she’ll be included in other parts of the Scorsese production, which will continue filming into the summer.Follow @dfriend on Twitter. ‘SCTV’ reunion tickets will go on sale Monday, Moranis expected to join panel by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2018 11:28 am PDT Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 12:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img This undated image released by Netflix shows director Martin Scorsese, center, with the cast of the Canadian sketch comedy show “SCTV” from left, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dave Thomas, Martin Short and Joe Flaherty. Fans of sketch comedy series “SCTV” will have an opportunity next week to grab seats at the upcoming Toronto reunion. Organizers at Second City say tickets for the event held at the city’s Elgin Theatre will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Monday at 10 a.m ET. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Netflix last_img read more

DEERFIELD BEACH Fla – The Latest on the fatal sh

first_img DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – The Latest on the fatal shooting of a rising Florida rap star (all times local):3 p.m.On a sidewalk near where rapper XXXTEntacion was slain, fans have gathered to place candles, flowers and teddy bears. They decorated 100 yards (91 metres) of sidewalk with chalk art including intricate drawings of him and messages of sympathy and loss such as “Feel for you XXX” and “4evr Young.”XXXTentcion was shot Monday outside Riva Motorsports, an upscale seller of motorcycles, boats, all-terrain vehicles and scooters off a main highway, next to railroad tracks and a neighbourhood of tract homesSeventeen-year-old Myles O’Hara and 20-year-old and Aaron Gavin sat on the curb, solemnly staring at the ground, mostly ignoring the people who moved past. They said they admired XXXTentcion because he was a local kid who had risen from rough circumstances and was making a positive contribution.____2 p.m.The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion says detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle.Attorney David Bogenschutz said Tuesday that investigators also told him the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash for the purchase.No arrests have been made in Monday’s shooting. Authorities say two men were involved and both fled in a dark SUV.XXXTentacion was shot outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, while sitting in his luxury BMW electric car._____12:25 p.m.Candles, a stuffed teddy bear and a large sympathy card decorate the front porch of the newly-built 5,957-square foot (553-sqare-meter) Florida home of slain rapper-singer XXXTentacion.Police said the 20-year-old singer, who pronounced his name “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN,” died Monday evening after being shot outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.On Tuesday morning, work continued on a nearly-completed 6-foot (2-meter) wall around the property inside a gated community in Parkland.Family members and friends were in the yard, but declined comment.Property records show the home sold late last year for $1.4 million and is owned by the singer’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard. The singer had her name tattooed on his chest.___12:05 a.m.Deputies were searching for suspects Tuesday after troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was fatally shot in the driver’s seat of a luxury electric sports car.The 20-year-old rising star, who pronounced his stage name “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN” and whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.Sheriff’s public information officer Keyla Concepcion says XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory when he was approached by two armed suspects as he prepared to drive off in a black BMW i8 at about 4 p.m. Fans and mourners of rap singer XXXTentacion pause by a memorial, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot outside the motorcycle dealership on Monday, June 18, when two armed suspects approached him, authorities said. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) The Latest: Fans gather at site of XXXTentacion’s slayingcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2018 9:30 am PDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 12:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

NOT REAL NEWS Bruno Mars not playing Prince in ne

first_imgNOT REAL NEWS: Bruno Mars not playing Prince in new movie This combination photo shows Bruno Mars in the press room with his awards at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York on Jan. 28, 2018, left, and Prince presenting the award for album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015. A representative for Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is false. British tabloid Daily Mirror published a story Saturday, Sept. 8, that said Mars was “being lined up to play Prince” in a biopic to air on Netflix. (AP Photo) by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Sep 11, 2018 9:17 am PDT Last Updated Sep 11, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is “100 per cent false.”The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, published a story over the weekend saying that Mars was “being lined up to play Prince” in a biopic to air on Netflix. The story was picked up by several online sites and was circulating widely.But Mars’ representative says the story is not true and Netflix says there’s no film in development.Paul Cockerton, online deputy digital editor, said in an email to The Associated Press that the paper was reaching out to the reporter on the story to see if it needed to be corrected or clarified, and checking with Netflix and Mars for an official statement.Prince died at age 57 in 2016.Mars performed a show-stopping, memorable tribute to Prince at the 2017 Grammy Awards when he sang “Let’s Go Crazy.”___This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online, including work with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on the platform.___Find all AP Fact Checks here: https://www.apnews.com/tag/APFactCheck___Follow @APFactCheck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APFactChecklast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Oct 11, 2018 10:16 am PDT Last Updated Oct 11, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison FILE – In this March 6, 2018 file photo, Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, leaves federal court after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in New York. A federal judge has given McFarland a six-year prison term. McFarland was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 11 in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term.Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.”He admitted defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 music festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the festival scam.Buchwald says McFarland deserved a long prison term because he disrespected the criminal justice system by lying to law enforcement agents when they learned about the ticket-selling business.Speaking in a courtroom packed with friends and family and at least one victim, McFarland apologized as family members cried behind him.He says he hit rock bottom and plans to become a better person.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 Canadian Press Posted Nov 19, 2018 6:51 am PDT A collection of Guess Who audio tapes video footage is shown in Winnipeg in this recent handout photo. A trove of “The Guess Who” tapes recently saved from a Winnipeg garage are stoking speculation there might be unfinished songs from the legendary Canadian rock band that have never been heard before. “There’s lots of boxes marked in the ’70s that say ‘Rehearsal tape: Guess Who’ that are of great interest to us,” says Tom Kowalsky, a longtime veteran of Winnipeg’s music scene who donated the approximately 100 tapes to a small museum in the city last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Tom Kowalsky WINNIPEG — A trove of The Guess Who tapes recently saved from a Winnipeg garage are stoking speculation there might be unfinished songs from the legendary Canadian rock band that have never been heard before.“There’s lots of boxes marked in the ’70s that say ‘Rehearsal tape: Guess Who’ that are of great interest to us,” says Tom Kowalsky, a longtime veteran of Winnipeg’s music scene who donated the approximately 100 tapes to a small museum in the city last week.The dates on the labels run from 1971 up to 1996. They include masters recorded at studios in Winnipeg, videotapes of performances on public television in Iowa and live recordings of tour performances through the U.S. Midwest. There’s a Brave Belt tape, which was Randy Bachman’s band after he’d left The Guess Who, before he formed “Bachman-Turner Overdrive.”According to Kowalsky, they belonged to an employee of The Guess Who who got them from a band member, but ended up needing to store them in the garage of his sister and brother-in-law for a few months. A few months turned into more than 10 years, and Kowalsky says the relatives were about to throw them into the trash.“I don’t understand the circumstances how he secured them from a band member, but of course, in the topsy-turvy rock ‘n’ roll world, we don’t all live in comfortable three-bedroom bungalows. Sometimes you gotta bug out, as it were, and move, and that’s what happened and things get lost.”“Literally, the day before they were going to throw them into a Dumpster, they just couldn’t sleep over what they knew they were tossing away. But an abandonment order had been written up and there was no reply, and really they needed to get this huge plethora of stuff out of their garage.”Luckily, they called Kowalsky, who picked them up and donated them to the St. Vital Museum, which has a collection of Winnipeg rock memorabilia.The Guess Who, under the leadership of guitarist Bachman and vocalist Burton Cummings, was formed in Winnipeg and became Canada’s leading rock band of the late ’60s and early ’70s with such million-selling hits as “These Eyes,” “Laughing” and “American Woman.”Bachman split with the band in 1970 and the group broke up a few years after that, although several reconstituted versions would surface later. The original group reunited for an appearance at the closing ceremonies of the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, then followed up with highly-successful national tours.Kowalsky hasn’t heard or watched any of the tapes yet because they’re on a variety of obsolete formats and he doesn’t have the machines to play them. There’s 24-track, DAT, ADAT audio tapes and large-format Beta video cassettes.But the city’s music community has stepped up with their own vintage players and are bringing them to the museum next weekend. Former Guess Who guitarist Dale Russell will be there — he’s bringing an ADAT player.“My heart will be pounding. I’m trembling just thinking about it,” Kowalsky says. Will the tapes still be in a condition that they can be played? Kowalsky is hopeful, saying they were off the ground and were covered, but were exposed to extreme heat and cold.Even one song would be incredible, Kowalsky says.“What more could you hope for than you look at the display in the St. Vital Museum of all The Guess Who stuff and you’re actually able to put some headphones on and listen to at least one song that we saved.”—By Rob Drinkwater in EdmontonThe Canadian Press Spared from Dumpster, trove of The Guess Who tapes land at Winnipeg museumlast_img read more

July 27 2001 Resident Gin Harrison center hoste

first_imgJuly 27, 2001Resident Gin Harrison (center) hosted a barbeque to celebrate her birthday in the courtyard of E.C. III – our most recently completed residential housing.Pictured: Alumni, residents and workshoppers that also share July birthdays.[Photo by Ivan Fritz] Ali (forefront) and Thomas (right) prepped food for the event.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Ira, Nick, Syu and Kim talk in the glow of the setting sun. Workshopper Shelly Slocum watches the scene from above. Larry and Bernadette enjoy the festivities.last_img read more

February 18 2009 We continued the 21609 repo

first_imgFebruary 18, 2009 We continued the 2/16/09 report about construction on the AOT ramp for visitors. Construction team Andrew Woodard and Kyle Engoian, and landscaping crew Brian Fritz use a coring machine to prepare the holes that will hold post’s for the railing. [Photos & text: sa] Brian and Andrew apply a level to each post to assure a smooth attachment of the handrail. [Photo: Darina Trendafilova & text: sa] Posts are completed on the first and second levels of the ramp. This report continues. [Photo: Darina Trendafilova & text: sa]last_img read more

September 2 2016The Living Theatre visited Arcosa

first_imgSeptember 2, 2016The Living Theatre visited Arcosanti on Monday to perform one of their most significant pieces -“Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism” – which has been described as a “visceral examination of the social contract between the governed and the government”. The Theatre arrived at 3 pm to perform a matinee in the North Vault before continuing on their national tour.[photo by planning intern Victor dos Santos, text by Sean-Paul VonAncken]The Arcosanti audience knew that the themes would be somber and hard-hitting, but nothing could quite prepare us for the earnest delivery, emotional precision, and unwavering authority of a truly relevant and revolutionary performance.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Seven Meditations awakens our civic senses, orienting us in relation to our oppressive governing structures and economy of alienation. It frames the human condition, confronting themes of violence, slavery (both ancient and contemporary), property, warfare, police brutality, and death in a 21st century context.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The piece was both activating and provocative. In the end, the group – bound in chains and in agonizing pain – asks how their pain can be remedied, how their chains can be removed, and how their minds can become truly free.[photo by Sue Kirsch]As an audience we rose to the occasion, jumping to the aid of the actors and embracing them, helping our fellow men and women to their feet. As a whole group we made a circle in the vaults and concluded with a powerful hymn.[photo by Sue Kirsch]We send out a huge thank you to the living theatre and wish them well along their tour. It was an honor to host their sentiments of revolution, awareness, and hope.[photo by Victor dos Santos]It is rare to witness a performance that confronts our most deeply embedded socio-economic concerns with such poignancy and realism.[photo by Sue Kirsch]last_img read more

Sonya is a regular performer at our annual and bel

first_imgSonya is a regular performer at our annual and beloved Colly Concert, this year honoring us with her presence for Italian Night. Interestingly, Sonya Lee is the daughter of alumnus Doug Lee, who worked with Paolo Soleri during many of the early years of the Cosanti Foundation. July 12, 2017The evening’s performance featured vocalist Melina Kalomas and renowned pianist Sonya Kumiko Lee, introduced by Cosanti Foundation co-president Jeff Stein.[photos by lvb, text by kl] The duo provided a selection of pieces, both classical and opera. They spared no emotion, as each piece filled our eyes with vistas far and wide; enlarging the specious present to include, again, memories of a forgotten past, we danced. Melina Kalomas has also performed in Arcosanti concerts, prior. Beautiful voice and a supreme vibrato, Melina highlighted forms of musicality that have all but lost their audience in our modern day.center_img Friend, film producer and actor Johnny Kwon assisted with a reading of Petrarca during a piece by Liszt. Thank you to everyone that came out and made Italian Night such a special evening.last_img read more