first_img RelatedWestJet announces new routes to MexicoCanadian cheap flights carrier WestJet has announced that it will launch a new non-stop seasonal serviceWestJet announces launch of four new flightsWestJet announces launch of four new flightsWestJet launches new flight between Calgary and KamloopsWestJet launches new flight between Calgary and Kamloops Canadian cheap flights carrier WestJet has announced a new partnership with Mokulele Airlines, an inter-island carrier based in Hawaii.The partnership, which is designed to offer an improved service for inter-island travellers, follows WestJet’s recent decision to increase the number of its Hawaiian services to 23 a week.Commenting on the deal, WestJet executive vice-president Hugh Dunleavy said that the airline’s long-term goal was to be the first choice carrier between Canada and Hawaii.”This partnership will provide our guests greater access across the Hawaiian Islands and will assist our guests booking with WestJet Vacations in planning their ideal vacation,” he said.The partnership will allow passengers greater access and convenience in terms of connecting to the off-islands, which are currently served by Mokulele flights.WestJet yesterday (December 9th) commented on the successful conclusion of the Canada-European Union air transport agreement.The airline currently offers services to 51 cities across North America and the Caribbean, and is considered a pioneer of low-cost air travel in Canada. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgIf you’ve booked tickets to your favourite music festivals, but are still craving something off the beaten track, there are plenty of unusual events you can go to. From mud wrestling to UFO spotting to tomato throwing and fire-eating, here are 10 football-free events this summer.1) Eukonkanto Wife-Carrying World Championships, Sonkajarvi, Finland (4th – 5th July 2014)Eukonkanto is a Finnish sporting contest where men must run through an obstacle course whilst carrying their wife (or their neighbour’s wife, or a suitable female friend) on their back! The course involves tackling water traps and jumps, and if you drop her, you get a time penalty (and possibly a slap from the missus). The winner will receive his wife’s weight in beer – perhaps the only benefit of carrying a woman on the slightly plumper side. 2) Boryeong Mud Festival, Boryeong, South Korea (18th July – 27th July 2014)We’ve all tried mud face packs, but this is one step further. At the Boryeong mud festival, visitors dunk their bodies in pools of mud then have the choice of various mud-related activities such as mud wrestling, mud massages, mud sliding and even the ‘mud king contest’. People swear by its healing properties and if you’re worried about a mud-overload, fear not as you can just take a dip in the sea and wash it off. 3) Nantwich Cheese Show, Nantwich (30th July 2014)If the mention of cheese makes your mouth water, then this is a must-visit event. Nantwich cheese show is the biggest cheese show in the world, and there are over 4000 cheeses from 24 countries with a whole host of unusual flavours such as chocolate chip cheese!4) La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain (27th August 2014)Whether you love or hate tomatoes, there’s an undeniable satisfaction in throwing one at someone’s face. If you’re in Spain in August, be sure to take part in the world’s largest tomato fight. Around 20,000 people come from all over the world simply to throw overripe tomatoes at everyone in sight. Yes you read that right. It’s a stress buster, it’s a lot of fun and can you think of a better thing to do with 90,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes? 3,2,1…food fight! For more about Budapest, take a look at: Top 10 things to see and do in Budapest9) Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh (1st – 25th August 2014)Every August, Edinburgh becomes home to the largest arts festival in the world. There’s comedy, cabaret, circus and dance to name a few and nearly 3000 different shows to choose from. So if you fancy a giggle and a cheap day out (well, at the Free Fringe at least), this three-week extravaganza is fun for all the family. 10) Bregenz Festival, Bregenz, Austria (23rd July – 24th August 2014)If you’re a self-confessed culture vulture with a passion for opera – then Bregenz festival will be the highlight of your summer. A month-long programme of events including: ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods’, ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘Life at the Edge of the Milky Way’. One of the best things about this festival is its lakeside location with some performances on an open-air stage and others in the traditional opera house. Want to read more about music festivals? Check out this guide to the [20 best music festivals of 2014.](http://www.skyscanner.net/news/20-best-music-festivals-2014?utm_content=bufferdc01d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer  )ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedThe top 5 festivals to add to your bucket listPlanning your trip to coincide with a national holiday can be a fast-track way of getting to the heart of a culture. You can try out your best samba in Brasília or get stuck into a plate of dumplings in Beijing because we’ve got the inside knowledge on how to…10 Music Festivals Around the World 2010Skyscanner introduces ten excellent music festivals around the worldMusic Festival Fun: Skyscanner’s Top PicksHere at Skyscanner HQ, we love festivals; the music, the mud, the beer and the bandscenter_img Want to read about more food fights? Check out 7 best food fights in the world ever5) Ana Desetnica Theatre Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2nd July – 7th July 2014)The Ana Desetnica international street theatre festival is the place for the wild and wacky! It’ll have you gasping in awe as you see fire-eaters, tightrope walkers and dozens of talented circus and street performers! It’s famous for showcasing Slovenia’s most talented and creative individuals and it’s the ideal way to experience the city’s vibrant art scene. 6) Roswell UFO Festival, New Mexico (3rd-6th July 2014)If you’ve always been a fan of ET and are convinced you’ve spotted alien life, then this is the one for you. Roswell is known as the capital of extraterrestrial activity. The residents believe that a spaceship crashed in the desert here in 1947, and ever since then, the city has been a mecca for UFO enthusiasts. The festival features guest speakers, a costume contest (one for humans, one for pets), live entertainment, a parade, an alien hot air balloon ride and of course some obligatory ‘alien spotting’. 7) Notte Delle Luci, Puglia, Italy (5th – 7th July 2014)This is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular events you’ll ever witness. Notte Delle Luci translates as ‘Night of Lights’ and the festival involves the illumination of castles, cathedrals, arches and towers that are spread over four kilometres. You’ll be dazzled by the millions of twinkling lights which are accompanied by fireworks and music, all perfectly in sync.8) Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival, Budapest (July 10th – August 7th 2014)The Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival is a series of events around the picturesque courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle. The programme of events includes traditional Hungarian gypsy music performances as well as classical and swing. The closing concert on August 7th is headlined by the famous Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra – with its 100 members, it’s the biggest gypsy orchestra in the world. A unique event in front of an ancient background in this quirky and romantic city. last_img read more

first_imgLe Locle, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe Zenith manufacture has been turning out exquisite watches for women, from enameled pocket watches to jewelry pendant timepieces, since 1865. It now launches two brand new wristwatches sure to seduce ladies with a penchant for complications and diamonds: The Zenith Star Open and the Zenith Star Moonphase.Zenith Star OpenEmbodying the philosophy of absolute performance, the Zenith Star Open pays tribute to the El Primero caliber. Right at first glance, this model draws the gaze to the expressive strength of its original cushion shape accentuated by an opening at 10:30 revealing the legendary heart of the mechanical automatic movement, El Primero Calibre 4062. This window onto the escapement thus shows the intricate inner workings of the movement: the high frequency is no longer an abstract principle, since one can actually keep track of the oscillations and see the watch beating.In order to avoid hiding this technical feat from view, readability is the keynote of the dial, which indicates the hours and minutes in the center, while the small seconds appear in a heart-shaped display at 9 o’clock. The central chronograph hand and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock further enrich this harmonious visual symphony. The mother-of-pearl or guilloché dial, depending on the model, emphasizes the desire to achieve aesthetic perfection in each and every detail, as also exemplified in the blue Roman numerals or faceted rhodiumed hands that match the intense blue of the elegant cabochon-cut sapphire adorning the crown.Governed by the unshakeable conviction that the true perfection of a work of art is perceptible in its smallest details, the movement decoration is visible through a sapphire case back.Three models are available: a steel version set with 28 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.17 carats; a rose gold version set with 63 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.27 carats; and a rose gold version set with 263 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.57 carats. They are fitted with an alligator leather strap complete with a triple folding clasp.Zenith Star MoonphaseThere appears to be no stopping the mechanical automatic ultra-thin Zenith Elite 692 movement, housed in this instance within the remarkable cushion-shaped case of the Zenith Star Moonphase model. The epitome of slenderness at just 3.87 thick, it comprises 195 parts, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and drives a display of the over 50-hour power reserve.It highlights a superb mechanical movement by endowing it with a technical and aesthetic dimension. The stage is superbly set for the hours, minutes, small seconds and moon phase appearing on the silver-toned dial. The latter marks off the hours and minutes on blue Roman numerals matching the deep blue shade of the exquisite cabochon-cut sapphire set on the crown.This superbly modern and distinctively elegant model gives pride of place to the functions: The small seconds indication at 9 o’clock, and the moon-phase display at 6 o’clock entirely dedicated to the path of the nocturnal luminary. On the back of the watch, a sapphire crystal reveals the intricate workings of a hand-decorated and engraved movement.Offering a splendid expression of horological refinement, this watch comes in a choice of steel or rose gold set with 28 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.17 carats, fitted with an alligator leather strap complete with triple folding clasp. Whichever the version, it consistently offers its wearer the pleasure of reading off a time that is truly unique. www.zenith-watches.comlast_img read more

first_img Harvey Weinstein is escorted into court, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. The movie mogul turned himself in at a police precinct earlier Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2018 6:17 am PDT Last Updated May 25, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Rose McGowan on Weinstein: ‘One win is a win for all of us’center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – She was one of the earliest Harvey Weinstein accusers, and she thought the mogul might never face justice in a court of law.Now, actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her 20 years ago, is gratified but “still in shock” at his surrender Friday in a Manhattan courtroom on rape charges. And she prays that the charges will stick.“I still have very guarded hopes,” McGowan told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday night. “The justice system has been something very elusive. I hope in this case it works. Because it’s all true. None of this was consensual.”Weinstein, who has long denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex, was arraigned Friday morning on rape and other charges involving two of the scores of women who have accused him. It was the first criminal case against Weinstein since the revelations about him erupted last October and sparked the cultural “reckoning” that became the MeToo movement.“We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you,” she tweeted Friday morning.“I hope this gives hope to victims and survivors everywhere, that we are one step closer to justice. Because one win is a win for all of us,” McGowan said Thursday night. “It shows that it can be done.”After talking and writing about the case for so long, including in a recent memoir, “Brave,” McGowan, 44, said it came as a huge surprise when news of the legal case finally came.“I haven’t come out of the shock of it yet,” she said. “This is somebody who has been my nemesis for 20 years.”Besides the immediate satisfaction of seeing Weinstein face justice, McGowan said she firmly believes that his story, and the cultural earthquake that followed, will have a profound and lasting impact on how society treats powerful abusers who engage in sexual misconduct.“We can’t go backward,” she said. “The genie can’t go back in the bottle. This is the first time since written history that women are being believed — begrudgingly, but still.”Equally important, McGowan said, is that the MeToo movement will help women who aren’t famous, well-off movie stars, like many of Weinstein’s accusers, but less powerful women without a voice. “If it’s being done to me and other people who are well-known, what’s happening to those who aren’t?” she said.As for what she expects to see in five or 10 years, McGowan said “there are always going to be social predators. And sociopaths. But the ones that to me are more guilty are the ones that kept everything quiet and covered everything up. Those are the ones that need to change their behaviour. They know who they are. I think five years from now, a lot of these weeds will be taken out.”“The conversation will keep getting deeper,” she said. “It will continue. Because we needed to have a conversation about truth. And … victims tell the truth, no matter how long and how hard it is to tell the truth, or whether you’ve been saying it for 20 years and nobody cared to listen.”When asked if she planned to be in the courtroom should Weinstein go to trial, she said “Yes,” with a quiet laugh. “Yes, I will.”last_img read more

first_img GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The winners of the 10th international ArtPrize competition are set to be announced during an awards ceremony in western Michigan.This year’s ArtPrize started last month and features the work of artists from around the world at more than 160 venues vying for $500,000 in cash prizes. More than 1,260 artworks are on display. Awards include $200,000 for the public favourite and $200,000 for a winner picked by an expert jury.After an earlier round of voting, the votes of ArtPrize visitors selected 20 finalists to go along with 20 picks from jurors. An awards ceremony takes place Friday night in Grand Rapids before ArtPrize wraps up Sunday.Following this year, organizers plan to hold ArtPrize every other year instead of annually. Winners to be announced at 10th ArtPrize competition by The Associated Press Posted Oct 5, 2018 6:26 am PDT Last Updated Oct 5, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

first_img In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor talks to fans after his performances at Crooners lounge in Fridley, Minn. Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with him over a sexual misconduct allegation. Keillor performed two sold-out shows Sunday night at Crooners, a jazz nightclub in a Minneapolis suburb near where he grew up. Fans laughed, applauded and sang along. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation by Jeff Baenen, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2018 4:54 am PDT FRIDLEY, Minn. — Garrison Keillor looked comfortable on the small stage as he sang Christmas lullabies, told off-colour limericks and spun a tale about a lutefisk dinner at the fictitious Lake Wobegon.Starting off with his familiar opener “Tishomingo Blues,” Keillor offered up a warm, nostalgic take on his former public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” minus his hard-boiled Guy Noir, Private Eye and Lives of the Cowboys skits.Fans laughed, applauded and sang along throughout Sunday night’s two-hour show — the second of back-to-back, sold-out Keillor performances at Crooners , a jazz nightclub in a northern Minneapolis suburb not far from where Keillor grew up.For Keillor, it’s a much smaller audience than the millions of radio listeners he entertained on Saturday evenings during the heyday of “Prairie Home.” But the nightclub show also represents a step into the spotlight for the 76-year-old Keillor a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with him over a sexual misconduct allegation.Keillor retired as “Prairie Home” host with a final show at the Hollywood Bowl in July 2016 and turned the duties over to mandolin master Chris Thile, a regular musical guest who first appeared on the program as a teenager. MPR broke business ties with Keillor over a sexual misconduct allegation in November 2017. A former freelance researcher for “Prairie Home” alleged that Keillor had sexually harassed her, but Keillor maintains that sexually suggestive emails he had exchanged with her were simply “romantic writing.”Keillor declined an interview request from The Associated Press.Becky Bierbaum, a 74-year-old fan from Mahtomedi, Minnesota, who estimates she has seen Keillor perform 15 times, said she is glad to see him again.“I think he’ll be very well received by those who are devoted to him,” Bierbaum said after watching Sunday’s first show.On stage, Keillor did not mention the allegation that prompted MPR to cut ties with him after more than 40 years and to rename his former show “Live from Here.” Keillor has since settled with MPR and now features old “Prairie Home” shows and “The Writer’s Almanac,” his daily reading of historic events and a poem, on his website .In October, public outcry over Keillor’s scheduled appearance at a Vermont book festival prompted his appearance to be cancelled . But Crooners owner Mary Tjosvold says Keillor’s performances did not spark objections at her club.“I think people are happy to see him back performing. He’s a performer. My feeling is, he’s happy,” Tjosvold told the AP.Both of Keillor’s November performances at the club’s smaller, 90-seat room sold out, so Crooners moved his December shows to the larger, 200-seat room, she said.Dressed in a dark pinstripe suit with a red tie and black dress shoes — not his signature red sneakers — and speaking in his lulling cadence, Keillor spoke of his exceeding the U.S. life expectancy in October, giving up drinking 13 years ago, growing up unsupervised and playing along the Mississippi River, being raised in a conservative religious household (“Every word you said should be to the glory of God”) and listening to radio as a child. A shop teacher who caught Keillor cracking up a classmate with a limerick while Keillor was operating a jigsaw sent the future humorist to a speech teacher, who encouraged his breakthrough as a public speaker.Backed by former “Prairie Home” and “Live from Here” musical director Richard Dworsky on piano, Keillor sang solo and also warbled duets with singer Christine DiGiallonardo, a former “Prairie Home” regular. Keillor and DiGiallonardo exchanged lines on a parody of Bob Dylan’s protest song “The Times They Are A-Changin’” with lyrics about an aging baby boomer bound for a nursing home.“So why am I marching with the AARP?” Keillor sang.Keillor talked about downsizing as he and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, recently moved from their large St. Paul home to a condo near a hipster area of Minneapolis. His wife and their 20-year-old daughter, Maia Grace, were in the audience along with former “Prairie Home” voice actors Tim Russell and Sue Scott.“It was just great to hear his voice again,” Russell said. “He’s still got it. It’s great to see him out there again, putting his toe in the water.”___Follow Jeff Baenen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeffbaenen .Jeff Baenen, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgNBC’s new schedule for fall TV season by The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2019 7:07 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — NBC’s prime-time schedule for fall 2019:Monday8-10 p.m. — “The Voice”10 p.m. — “Bluff City Law”Tuesday8 p.m. — “The Voice”9 p.m. — “This Is Us”10 p.m. — “New Amsterdam”Wednesday8 p.m. — “Chicago Med”9 p.m. — “Chicago Fire”10 p.m. — “Chicago P.D.”Thursday8 p.m. — “Superstore”8:30 p.m. — “Perfect Harmony”9 p.m. — “The Good Place”9:30 p.m. — “Sunnyside”10 p.m. — “Law & Order: SVU”Friday8 p.m. — “The Blacklist”9-11 p.m. — “Dateline NBC”Saturday8-10 p.m. — “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery”10 p.m. — “Saturday Night Live” (reruns)Sunday7 p.m. — “Football Night in America”8:20 p.m. — “NBC Sunday Night Football”The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Olivia Colman gets royal honour ahead of debut in ‘The Crown’ FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman poses for photographers at the 75th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Colman is awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, on Friday June 7, 2019, in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honors list, honoured by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch that Colman plays in the new TV drama “The Crown.” (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE) by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Jun 8, 2019 4:13 am PDT LONDON — Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman was honoured Friday by Queen Elizabeth II — the monarch she is about to play on television in “The Crown.”Colman was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honors list.The performer won a best-actress Oscar this year for playing 18th-century monarch Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” She plays the current queen in the third season of Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown,” which is currently in production.Colman said she was “totally thrilled, delighted and humbled” by the honour.Honours are awarded twice a year, at New Year and to mark the monarch’s official birthday in June, and reward hundreds of people for services to their community or national life. Most go to people who are not in the limelight, but there is also a sprinkling of famous faces.Recipients are selected by committees of civil servants from nominations made by the government and the public, with the awards bestowed by the queen and other senior royals during Buckingham Palace ceremonies.The list included a knighthood for Simon Russell Beale, one of Britain’s finest stage actors, who can now call himself Sir Simon.A knighthood was also bestowed on Boyd Tunnock, inventor of the Tunnock’s Teacake, a chocolate-coated marshmallow treat.“When you get to my age, very few things surprise you but this certainly did and I am deeply honoured and grateful to Her Majesty the queen,” said Tunnock, whose family firm has been making sweets in Scotland since the 19th century.Artist Rachel Whiteread, who won the Turner Prize in 1993 for her concrete cast of the inside of a condemned house, became a dame, the female equivalent of a knight.Novelist Joanna Trollope and Lee Child, writer of the Jack Reacher thrillers, were made CBEs.Feargal Sharkey, former lead singer of The Undertones — best known for punk classic “Teenage Kicks” — was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE. So were singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and actress Cush Jumbo, a star of TV legal series “The Good Fight.”British-Sri Lankan rapper MIA, whose full name is Mathangi Arulpragasam, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE.In descending order, the main honours are knighthoods, CBE, OBE and MBE. Knights are addressed as “sir” or “dame,” followed by their name. Recipients of the other honours have no title, but can put the letters after their names.Jill Lawless, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 24, 2019 11:47 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Avril Lavigne announces first tour in five years since Lyme disease diagnosis Follow @dfriend on Twitter.The Canadian Press TORONTO — Avril Lavigne is pushing ahead with plans for her first tour in five years.The Napanee, Ont., native announced a 15-date North American tour, which includes a single Canadian stop.Lavigne, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014, will start the run of dates in Seattle on Sept. 14.She will reach Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 6. Other stops include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston.The tour will support of her latest project “Head Above Water,” a deeply personal album released earlier this year.Lavigne says she wrote all of the songs sitting in her bed or on the couch while the effects of Lyme disease made her body feel like it was shutting down.“I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air,” she said last year in a statement.“Like I was in a river being pulled in a current. Unable to breathe.”She’s called her new album “a victorious moment.”Concert promoter Live Nation says a dollar from each ticket will go towards the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which supports treatment and research for people with Lyme disease, serious illnesses or disabilities.Tickets for the general public go on sale this Friday.last_img read more

first_imgTaylor Swift pens scathing post about Scooter Braun AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 30, 2019 1:04 pm PDTcenter_img LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift is not staying silent over the sale of her masters to Scooter Braun.In a scathing Tumblr post Sunday, the pop superstar writes she is sad and grossed out that her music catalogue now belongs to Braun who she accuses of subjecting her to years of incessant and manipulative bullying, referencing clashes with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.Braun’s Ithaca Holdings announced Sunday that it is acquiring Big Machine Label Group which released all of Swift’s studio albums and owns her masters. Swift says she learned of the sale Sunday.Swift left Big Machine in November and signed with Universal Music Group.Representatives for Scooter Braun and Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta did not immediately respond to request for comment.By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgApril 24, 2003AGRICULTURE: The paulownia trees are in bloom. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] The paulownias grow very fast and the agriculture department experiments to see if these trees will be useful for shading the garden crops. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] The garden crew has been busy with spring planting. Already kale and beets are ready to harvest. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] Agriculture manager Adam Nordfors checks on the new chickens. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] Little fluffy chicken babies. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa]last_img

first_imgNovember 6, 2003BRIDGE POUR: A second bridge is poured at the construction site behind the East Crescent.[Photo: aa & text: kh] As part of a synergy, workshoppers and members of the agriculture crew helped with the concrete work.[Photo: aa & text: kh] Each batch of concrete is mixed on site and carried by wheel barrel to the bridge frame.[Photo: aa & text: kh] With the help of hands from many departments, the process went smoothly and quickly.[Photo: aa & text: kh]last_img

first_imgAugust 18, 2007 IT’S A BOY … Congratulations to the Begin-Tollas family, Nadia, Dave and their 10-year old son Tristan, on the birth of their newest family member. Nadia Begin with Paolo Soleri on August 8. 2007. Nadia made table decorations for the E.A.R. concert on August 11. 2007. [Photo & text: sa] The baby was born yesterday, August 16., around 5 o’clock in the afternoon, right during a thunder and lightning storm. He weighed 9 lbs 10 oz. Birth took place in the Begin-Tollas residence, the west foundry apartment, with guidance of a mid-wife. Mother and child are healthy and in good spirits. [Photo & text: sa] Welcome !!! More story and photos soon! [Photo & text: sa]last_img

first_imgOctober 13, 2014Construction manager Ron Chandler traveled to Dana Point, Ca to attend the wedding of alumnus Brian Fritz to Jessica Corbett on September 27. 2014.Here are some of the beautiful photos he took of the event.The wedding took place in Heritage Park, Dana Point and was followed by a reception at the Double Tree Hotel, also in Dana Point.Brian came to Arcosanti as part of the November 2008 workshop and worked for a few years as part of Ron Chandlers landscaping crew.last_img