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first_imgA new box set honoring the legendary David Bowie called A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982) is due out on September 29th. The box set is the part of a series that chronicles David Bowie’s long-running career, choosing highlights from different portions of his life, with previous releases in the series covering the years between 1969 to 1973 and 1974 to 1976. Ahead of the release of A New Career in a New Town, a previously unheard live version of “Suffragette City” has been released. This high-octane version of “Suffragette City” was recorded at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia on April 29th, 1978.James Murphy Credits David Bowie For The Reunion Of LCD SoundsystemBowie’s April 29th, 1978 performance in Philly was part of a string of shows captured on Stage, Bowie’s 1978 live album. While this rendition of “Suffragette City” never made the cut for the original 1978 release of Stage nor the 2005 reissue, the recording was discovered during this new box set’s compilation. You can take a listen to this new live version of “Suffragette City” from 1978 below, plus keep an eye out for A New Career in a New Town when it comes out later in the month. The David Bowie box set, A New Career in a New Town,  includes an expanded version of Stage (also featuring a previously unheard version of “Jean Genie”) and remastered versions of Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy (featuring 1977’s Low and “Heroes” plus 1979’s Lodger) and 1980’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). The box set also includes the Heroes EP (a previously unavailable EP with French and German versions of “Heroes”) and a number of bonus mixes, singles, soundtrack contributions, and B sides. You can check out all the contents within A New Career in a New Town here and pick it up when it drops later in the month on September 29th.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more


first_imgBy entering this contest you are opting in to receive information from Blue Ridge Outdoors and Spring Fishing Giveaway partners. Sign up for a chance to win this awesome Spring Fishing Giveaway Package, $3500+ value!Prizes include a Helios 3F Outit from Orvis, a pair of Raghorn and Griz sunglasses from Native Eyewear, a Quadro Hardcase Roller 22″ from Gregory Packs and a 2 night stay at Chetola Resort, an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, with a guided day of Fly Fishing + a day of Clay Shooting, massages from their spa and more. Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on March 30, 2019 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mis-transcribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before March 30, 2019 – date and time subject to change. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked.center_img This contest is over.last_img read more


first_imgIt looks like a celebrity guest may have visited the Treasure Coast this week.Captains Jeff Gauthier and Natalie Gauthier report they spotted a great white shark in the St. Lucie Inlet off the coast of Stuart.They believe it may be Katharine, the Great White Shark. The 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark, which often surfaces along Florida’s east coast, has traveled nearly 40,000 miles from the north Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.last_img


first_imgPolice in New York are currently searching for a 16-year-old girl they believe may have been kidnapped while she was out with her mother.The incident was reported, Monday around 11:20 pm.Authorities say Karol Sanchez was walking with her mom on Eagle Avenue when they both were approached by a beige-colored four-door sedan.Two suspects then got out of the vehicle and grabbed the teen and dragged her inside. During the altercation, the teen’s mother was pushed to the ground but she was able to tell authorities that the suspects were four men in their 20’s and that the vehicle took off driving eastbound on East 156th Street.It is unclear at this time whether the victims knew the suspects.The teen is described as being about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 150 lbs. She has short black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a dark-blue short jacket, white sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook42Tweet0Pin0 A Stardust Christmas Blizzard runs at The State Theater in Downtown Olympia until December 31, 2013. Reserve your tickets by calling the box office at 360.786.0151 or online here. Submitted by Reesa Nelson for Harlequin ProductionsThe Stardust Christmas Blizzard is Harlequin Productions 18th Stardust Production.The holidays are always a magical time of year. And for many of those years, Harlequin has shared a multitude of sparkly toe-tapping Stardust productions with the community. Many thousands of regional theater goers have enjoyed the hits-filled jumping, jiving, and caroling as Stardust traveled through the 1940s. Now, after a brief break from the tradition last year, we are happy to visit times gone by in Christmas 1957 with the Stardust Gang. This year’s production, A Stardust Christmas Blizzard, marks playwright Harlowe Reed’s eighteenth production of the Stardust series. The playwright has graciously granted an interview so we could glean more insights into this vibrant delight.What inspired the leap in setting from the 1940s to 1957?HR: We spent seventeen years in the 1940s and covered over 200 songs from the period. I was ready to move forward in time. The 1950s may have a little more resonance with today’s audience owing to shifting demographics. In addition, the variety of material available broadens as you move forward in time.Do you have any personal attachment to this era?HR: I’m a social history buff and all eras have their fascinations. Mid 20th century America is an amazing time. We were a very young country that had come into a newly elevated position of power and wealth after WWII. Our culture was blasting off along with the accelerated economy.What is your process for writing a musical like this?HR: Rounding up the best cast possible and then writing characters that align with them. There has to be a kernel of story to get it going, but once I begin to let them tell their own stories on paper it rolls out from there. The music will usually be selected from the hits of the decade and be placed in the show to fit characters and situations.Where does your inspiration come from?HR: Actually while I’m in the midst of working on the current show, the idea for the following holiday may spring up. That’s often been the case. This year was different because I didn’t really know what would evolve until this summer. I knew there would be a blizzard but I didn’t know how it would turn out.How do you decide which musical numbers to include in the show?HR: We start with a list of perhaps a hundred songs that were hits and emblematic of the style of popular music during the era and narrow it down to 24 or 26 numbers. This process has to do with the vocal ranges of the cast and how many solos, group numbers and duets are to be included in the show. Emotional resonance with a number is a big influence as well.What is one of the ways you’ve infused the essence of the 50s into this show?HR: Some of the skits and introductions are framed up on several TV personalities like Ed Sullivan, Lawrence Welk, and Perry Como. One snippet is an Elvis Presley impression and a number of the songs in the show were, of course, made famous by iconic rock’n’roll stars.The Stardust Christmas Blizzard is set in 1957, a departure from the previous productions in the 1940s.Why is early rock’n’roll music still popular today?HR: I think it’s still popular because it is emblematic of freedom and individualism and these are dearly held values. When you look at the entire arc of pop culture as a mass-produced and multi-media experience, it’s not really that old. American popular music went overseas in WWII with the big band recordings and they changed the world. Rock’n’roll evolved out of that uniquely American form. But it wasn’t Big Band, it was small band and big personality. There is also an innocence in early rock’n’roll that would be almost completely obliterated by the mid-70s. That sincerity still has its charms.What is your favorite part about writing these wonderful musicals?HR: Having a great cast and seeing and hearing the show come to life. There is always an adventure to be had in inventing something new! The very best part for all of us is having happy audiences and feeling that we’ve contributed to and been an enjoyable part of their holiday!last_img read more


first_imgSome of the massive drugs haul found by the PSNI for which Boyce was connected to.Pic courtesy of PSNI.A Co Donegal bread delivery driver facing charges over a €380,000 herbal cannabis seizure in Northern Ireland must remain in custody, a High Court judge ruled today.Séamus Boyce, from Letterkenny, was refused bail amid claims he held a trusted position in a cross-Border crime gang importing the drugs recovered from his van in Lurgan, Co Armagh.The 36-year-old was one of three men arrested last month as part of a joint PSNI-Garda investigation. Mr Boyce, of Glenwood Park, Letterkenny, is charged with possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of drugs.He has claimed unidentified men threatened him into putting the consignment in his van.The Irish Times reports that prosecutors said officers monitored three vehicles at locations in Newry and then Lurgan on April 22nd.CCTV footage also depicts some of the suspects’ movements before police swooped at Derrymacash Road.Fifteen 1kg bags of herbal cannabis, with a combined street value of up to £300,000 were found during a search of Boyce’s van, the court heard.‘Trusted position’A Crown lawyer said that after being detained he told police: “Why did I get caught up in this. The party’s over now.”She added that he claimed to have been approached and threatened by unnamed men while carrying out his delivery duties in Donegal, but declined to give detectives more details.Opposing bail, the lawyer said: “There’s been a substantial loss to this organised crime gang and he was in a trusted position.”Citing further concerns for Mr Boyce’s personal safety, she also revealed that shots were fired at the Co Donegal home of a co-accused last month.Defence counsel Barry McKenna argued there is no evidence that his client has trappings of wealth or leads a criminal lifestyle.He also confirmed that a family friend was prepared to put up a €10,000 surety to secure Mr Boyce’s release.But denying bail, Mr Justice Horner held that release conditions could not be properly monitored on someone living outside the jurisdiction.He added: “This was obviously a well-planned operation and police believe the applicant was a member of a gang involved in the importation of drugs into Northern Ireland.”DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED FOR HUGE CANNABIS HAUL MUST REMAIN IN CUSTODY was last modified: May 17th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestcannabisdonegalSeamus Boycelast_img read more


first_img25 July 2011 South Africa is set to benefit in the next 10 to 15 years from major investment in infrastructure and manufacturing from the BRICS grouping – Brazil, Russia, India, China and now SA – which represents 42% of the world’s population and 18% of its GDP. South Africa’s invitation to join the group last September – and its high-profile inclusion at a well-orchestrated summit in Beijing in mid-April – has put South Africa in the league of the world’s fastest-growing and potentially most influential group of nations. The four founding BRICS differ widely in their economic indicators and demographics, but they all share a need to see a successful conclusion of the Doha round and the removal of barriers between the BRICS themselves to promote more open trade and investment. South Africa’s inclusion is a recognition of its strategic role in Africa and its ability to act as an interlocutor between Africa and the international community rather than because of its population or GDP.BRICS gain momentum The BRICS – the sobriquet coined in the aftershock of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre by Goldman Sachs banker Jim O’Neill in search for the next “big thing” – have gained a momentum of their own in the past decade, which means that in addition to reflecting the changing global economic landscape they are playing an increasing role in shaping it. The recent united insistence by the BRICS that the next chair of the International Monetary Fund should be chosen on competence alone rather than according to a region, indicates a political maturity. It is the first time that a group of developing nations have put pressure on a leading international organisation to select a chief executive who reflects the increasing importance of emerging markets in the global economy. The rising power of the BRICS lobby holds potentially far-reaching consequences for the relationship between China and Africa in general and between South Africa and China in particular and is likely to have a profound impact on China’s rapidly growing trade and investment relationship with South Africa.Zuma’s leadership South African President Jacob Zuma has worked strategically to build the relationship with China and argued persuasively for Africa’s inclusion in the BRICS group through South Africa’s membership. He has already paid a state visit to China, hosted President Hu Jintao in South Africa and attended the BRICS summit in Beijing in April. For Zuma, it is not a question of South Africa boxing above its weight. It is just basic logic that a continent central to sustainable global growth should be included in the club Zuma has already overseen a rapid deepening of South Africa’s relationship with China. Zuma’s leadership stands to win major contracts for South African companies and parastatal corporations in developing African infrastructure in what has become the world’s third-fastest growing market after China and India. Africa grew at 4.5% last year and is expected to reach 5.2% this year. South Africa is set for a more modest 4%. South Africa is also a benefactor of better access to BRICS markets and, at the same time, it is a competitor or joint venture partner in the development of Africa. Aware of the massive savings pool that China and other BRICS nations are sitting on, Zuma is inviting investors from BRICS countries to take up the major infrastructure and manufacturing opportunities in South Africa and on the African continent. Both the private and public sectors of the country stand to be leading beneficiaries of this offer.Mutual credit lines The BRICS have decided in principle to establish mutual credit lines denominated in local currencies rather than US dollars, a move that is seen to promote cooperation between countries over a wide range of projects, and has proven to be able to facilitate trade and investment between these countries. Such arrangements are already working to the mutual benefit of China and Brazil which has deepened China’s relationship with Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Recently, China Development Bank’s Chairman Chen Yuan has said that the bank is prepared to lend up to US$1.5-billion in local currency to fellow BRICS, in particular, for oil and gas projects. Last year, Zuma was appointed to head the African Union’s high-level sub-committee on infrastructure, which will oversee an estimated $480-billion of infrastructure investment on the continent in the next decade. But Zuma’s influence will extend far beyond infrastructure into the vital areas of food production and environment. The realpolitik of the situation is that the bulk of this work is likely to be awarded to China, South Africa and other BRICS.South Africa as global broker With South Africa serving its second term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and Zuma’s appointment as co-chair of the COP-17 climate change summit to be held in Durban in December, the South African president is well-placed to help forge a grand trade-off between the industrialised and developing worlds. If South Africa can help broker a breakthrough in the global trade-off between environment and development it could give a much-needed boost to South Africa’s own renewable energy and clean technology industries. This COP 17 will have made major progress by establishing either a reformed global market mechanism to regulate emissions or by extending the current one to include the United States and China. China, both because of necessity and its history of pragmatic adjustment, is well-placed to become the world leader in developing cleaner and more sustainable technologies which will supplement and ultimately replace fossil fuels as the world’s primary source of energy. South Africa is ideally placed to contribute to this global priority. After hosting the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and more recently committing to the Clean Development Mechanism South Africa has vowed to reach its targets on reducing emissions and carbon management. But in a country with high unemployment and underdevelopment, it has to continually weigh the dictates of environmental management with those of developmental priorities.Thinking BRICS As the pace of regional integration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) quickens – a goal that Zuma has put near the top of his priorities list – the economic rewards for South Africa will come in the form of increased foreign direct investment and expanding trade relations. The evolving free trade agreement between the overlapping regional economic communities of SADC, the Common Market of East and Southern Africa (Comesa) and the East African Community (EAC) is likely to give further impetus to this process. South Africa is already thinking BRICS. It is upgrading flight connections and tourism offerings to the BRICS nations as well as tailoring investment opportunities and conditions to meet the requirements of its new-found strategic partners. President Zuma has pointed out that South Africa’s membership of BRICS will open access to the markets of the world’s high-growth developing economies as well as heralding new and exciting opportunities for South African companies to develop new business and partnerships. South Africa’s robust private sector is gradually waking up to these opportunities and some – such as Standard Bank – were ahead of the game when they sold 20 percent of the bank to International Commercial Bank of China three years ago in what was China’s largest-ever foreign investment at the time. Since then, several key Chinese companies have opened offices in the country and Beijing has located the Africa headquarters of the China-Africa Development Fund in Johannesburg.Potential game changer BRICS, with Africa now represented in “the club”, will deepen south-south co-operation and have the potential to change the game rules of international finance and trade and give a voice to developing countries on a whole range of issues ranging from climate change to development. The main priority of the BRICS is to ensure that the Doha round is completed and that the industrialised countries scrap subsidies and protectionist measures to allow the developing world better access to global markets. Such a move would boost the level of international trade although it would shift the balance towards the markets of the south and the east. This shift is already taking place, and will gain momentum, but an orderly transition via the WTO would be less disruptive. Africa is set to achieve growth levels which will empower its 1-billion citizens and enable the continent to elevate millions from poverty as China has done for some 400-million poor in the past 30 years. South Africa’s inclusion in the BRICS in December last year, largely as a result of strong lobbying by China, came as a surprise to many – not least to O’Neill, who argued that countries such as Indonesia, Turkey and South Korea were far stronger contenders. But such notions underestimate South Africa’s strategic importance to Africa, China and the industrialised world and its unique potential in acting as a bridge between them. South Africa will continue with its membership of the trilateral commission comprising India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) as well as its key membership of the G20 group of nations.Hurdles But there are hurdles on the road ahead. The China-South Africa trade relationship is heavily in China’s favour, and it will take some skilful political arm-twisting to achieve a more sustainable trade balance by getting the Chinese engaged in more joint ventures, manufacturing and beneficiation in line with the country’s recently released economic road-map, the National Growth Path, which seeks to ensure more leave-behind from foreign investors. Despite China’s position as South Africa’s biggest two-way trade partner based on South African exports of mineral resources, the European Union remains South Africa’s most important export market and responsible for 40% of foreign investment. But it is probably inevitable in the medium to long-term that China will become a more important export market for South Africa goods. While the United States is set to remain by far the most powerful global economy in the next two decades – the changes now under way and symbolised by the BRICS group will prepare the ground for profound changes in the global order in the next 20 to 25 years. South Africa and China – and the other BRIC nations – will be key players in the forging of a more interdependent, sustainable and equitable world. John Battersby is UK country manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa. Yingni Lu is a London-based development professional specialising in clean technology and renewable energy. She is a partner at London-based Forbury Environmental.last_img read more


first_img Nice few items although not sure what some of them. Nice few items although not sure what some of them are or how to use them as there was no instuctions or pictures on the pack. Styling tool – but unless you’re really clever it’s best if someone else does it for you. Found this a nifty hair styling tool – but unless you’re really clever it’s best if someone else does it for you. Also need long hair, not longish. Good item , good delivery,instructions not v clear. I’ve watched videos of how to do this, but to do it properly, you have to be experienced or have someone do it for you. I’m still talking my boyfriend into braiding my hair with this, not sure that he’s that interested though. Not sure what to say, i want to like it and use it but the face that there are no usable instructions is a nuisance, i guess i will have to google it. Also not sure of how easy it will be to do this on myself, think you need to see what you are doing and i don’t have eyes on the back of my head. Fashion french hair braiding tool roller. Great kit really simple to use. She has gone to school every day with waves in her hain. It would be a lovely product however i can’t get my fingers to use it. Its a lot harder than it looks on videos. The instructions arent very good. They could explain better how to use it. The instructions arent very good. They could explain better how to use it but delivery was exerlent. A bit difficult to master but once done really easy to use – find it easier to do while. Find the first bit a bit difficult to master but once done really easy to use – find it easier to do while my daughters hair is wet – lasted the day at school inc pe. For the price don’t see why people are moaning. The product is one piece of plastic, comes without instructions so you have to google it and watch youtube videos if you want to have any chance of being able to do it yourself. Not as easy as i though, although for £1 i guess you get what you pay for. A little difficult needs practice, made well. Tried this in my granddaughters hair it’s a bit fidderly it’s best to clip in before you start then take the clip out once completed, just takes practice. Bought for granddaughter and so far not heard anything. Don’t think could be done by yourself. Wonderful product or service superb consumer. I didn’t get the primary purchase but cherry from wide fashion was so handy and sorted the dilemma out. Good solution wonderful buyer company.Individually i couldn’t get the gang of how to use it on myself – perhaps greater when working with on another person else.Seems to be uncomplicated enough to use but i havent found it. Purchased as a gift, if i had lengthy hair i would have stored it,seems to be effortless ample to use but i havent noticed it tried.Appears effortless but only if you are utilized to these i. My spouse likes this,but is nonetheless seeking to function out how to use it,asked me to give it a test,but gave up at 3rd endeavor,looks easy but only if you are made use of to these i suppose,still advocate it for price by itself. The instructions that are printed are really fuzzy, tiny pictures; but straight forward tutorials are available through youtube. You basically overlap the hair over the tool and tuck into place. The tool stays in place and is comfortable to wear. Please note, this white coloured tool is best used on light coloured hair as it can be seen in parts through the hair as the day progresses. There are dark coloured tools also available through amazon. This is best used on long hair (past the shoulders) as the tools is made of a thick plastic and cannot easily be cut to length. French braid is now a doddle. Top tip, do it when your hair is wet it’s easier. Great price and great product. Instructions were not very good so i had to use you tube to find out how to use it. Product itself is fantastic. Really quite hard to use and for me more of a gimmick i don’t think i would use this again but that is because i am using it on myself if i were to be using it someone else it may be a different story i find it hard to use alone. a bit difficult to master but once done really easy to use – find it easier to do while Fashion French Hair Braiding Tool RollerLove the productGood item, good deliveryFrench braid is now a doddleGreat product fantastic customerFashion French Hair Braiding Tool Roller With Magic hair Twist Styling Bun MakerHow to use: The hair on the hair braider, and take a strand of hair into the side in the S-type, and so on, while aboutQuick look at the end of a fixed time or find something about the disc cover hair tail on itlast_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Will Smallbone thrilled with new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Will Smallbone has signed a new contract.The 18 year-old has penned terms to 2021.“It’s amazing, I’ve been at the club now for quite a while so it feels good to first be offered a contract and then to get it signed,” he said, “it’s a dream come true.”“It’s a really proud moment for my family; I remember I got the call after the Manchester United game and Craig Fleming told me that they were looking to offer me a new contract. I told my mum straight away and she was just so proud.”Smallbone added: “Hopefully with the new manager coming in, if I keep playing well then I can catch the eye and try make my debut with the first team as soon as I can.” last_img read more