Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals trimmed their preseason roster from 90 players down to 75 Friday, and three Arizona collegiate products were among those who didn’t make the cut.Arizona State safety Eddie Elder joins University of Arizona wide receiver Gino Crump and linebacker Paul Vassallo as the local casualties.Elder, who went undrafted in April, made five tackles during the Cardinals’ four preseason games. Crump, who had 65 receptions for 610 yards and two touchdowns last year for the Wildcats, signed with the Cardinals on May 30 after being let go by the Buffalo Bills when rookie minicamp ended in April. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Despite opening some eyes during training camp and OTA’s, Crump was unable to replicate similar success on the field during games this preseason.Vassallo had 70 tackles in 2011 for the Wildcats and signed with the Cardinals on April 28. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 0 Comments Share This year’s figures represent a 35 percent increase over the same point last season, which is the largest such increase in the National Football League. The Cardinals hit the road to visit the Seattle Seahawks in a crucial NFC West matchup Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The game kicks off at 2:05 p.m. and can be seen on FOX 10 in Phoenix. Radio coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. – / 26 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The local telecast of the Arizona Cardinals’ 14-6 win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday generated a 30.0 rating and a 55 share, according to the NFL and The Nielsen Company. It was the fifth straight week that a Cardinals broadcast received a 50 share or better and the fourth straight week that a game had an audience of over 500,000 local households.The Cardinals’ 10 games this season have averaged a 27.2 rating and a 50 share while being watched by an average of 501,000 local households. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After that, Peterson needed to get ready for his pitch. He’s only got one shot to get it right, so some pre-game practice was in order. But instead of warming up with a baseball, the Cardinals star took a football and played catch with D-backs pitcher Archie Bradley. The D-backs pitcher was not exactly out of his element, though, as he was a star quarterback back in high school who had options to play football at the collegiate level.Warming up for tonight’s ceremonial first throw? @RealPeterson21 @ArchieBradley7 pic.twitter.com/N3GbPBu4sV— #VoteDbacks (@Dbacks) May 13, 2015 The Cardinals cornerback zipped the pitch in to Bradley, who played catcher for the play. The throw was a little high, but Peterson got some mustard on it.Apparently, Peterson couldn’t depart the field without first getting a signed ball by Bradley, a star pitcher in the making.And of course #Cardinals @RealPeterson21 had to get the baseball signed by #Dbacks @ArchieBradley7 pic.twitter.com/fUDA8OOGsd— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) May 13, 2015 Monday night, Arizona Cardinals rookie D.J. Humphries threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Diamondbacks hosted the Washington Nationals.Tuesday, it was Patrick Peterson’s turn. The four-time Pro Bowler did not limit himself to pitching, though. He took batting practice with the D-backs, and didn’t look half bad in the process.“I needed a round of warmups first, but once I got it going I felt pretty comfortable in the batting cage and started hitting some — not any homers — but started hitting some balls that I could keep in play and hopefully get to second base on,” he said. Comments Share Peterson said he played some baseball when he was younger, but obviously did not stick with the sport. This wasn’t the first time he took batting practice with the team, though, as he did so a couple of years ago with teammate Larry Fitzgerald. He liked this year’s effort better because, unlike last time, he knew what to expect.You can go ahead and judge for yourself: Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The defensive back also refueled from batting practice by taking in a few carbs.At long last, @RealPeterson21 finally meets the #ChurroDog: “Don’t show this to Coach.” pic.twitter.com/pKuwOM2WHr— #VoteDbacks (@Dbacks) May 13, 2015 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Let’s take a look at the fruit of all that preparation:A busy day at Chase Field ends for #Cardinals @RealPeterson21 by throwing out the #Dbacks ceremonial first pitch pic.twitter.com/7KM0CMQifQ— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) May 13, 2015 – / 13
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) reaches for a pass in front of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Brandon Williams (26) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Houston. Fuller dropped the ball. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) The Arizona Cardinals may have gotten an unproven commodity when they selected Brandon Williams in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.But Williams might have a better opportunity than higher-rated draft picks to legitimize himself. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. placed the 6-foot, 200-pound rookie as one of three corners on his preseason All-Rookie team.Jalen Ramsey, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ fifth overall pick, and Vernon Hargreaves III, the Tampa Bay Bucanneers’ 11th overall pick, join Williams on the list. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Rookie cornerbacks always have some serious lows to go with flashes of good play, but these guys have a chance to be pretty good pretty soon. Ramsey does more than cover, because he’s physical and fearless as a tackler. Hargreaves should see a ton of time when the Bucs are in nickel, which will be plenty. Williams has impressed early, and the speedster looks set for a ton of PT.Heading into the draft, Williams’ inclusion on the list looked hardly possible.In his first year playing on the defensive side, the former running back quickly built his draft stock with Texas A&M, and experts didn’t especially think Arizona was reaching by selecting him in the third round.Still, this was a cornerback-heavy draft. Five cornerbacks went in the first round, four went in the second and another four went before Williams became the Cardinals’ 29th pick in the third round.With Arizona’s position depth chart thin after Patrick Peterson, it’s Williams who might have as good of a chance as any rookie cornerback to show what he’s capable of. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories
NFL free agency starts next week with the three biggest names expected to find new homes are Adrian Peterson, left, Tony Romo center and Terrelle Pryor right. However, the Cardinals are not expected to sign any of the three. As NFL free agency gets started next week, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to be somewhat active, according to ESPN, while the division-rival San Francisco 49ers are likely to be aggressive.ESPN.com recently categorized every team into these categories: aggressive, active but not breaking the bank, not as active as fans might hope and standing pat.When it comes to the Cardinals, ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss said the team is expected to be a player free agency but won’t be breaking the bank. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share The Cardinals have 18 unrestricted free agents to potentially start replacing when the calendar flips to March 9. Arizona has shown during the Steve Keim era that it isn’t afraid to spend money in free agency on a specific need (tackle Jared Veldheer and guard Mike Iupati are examples), but the Cardinals have used free agency since 2013 mainly as a way to stock their roster with proven veterans who fill specific needs and aren’t expensive, while using the draft to build the roster for the future. This year should be no different. The Cardinals should be active in signing veterans who can play right away in positions of need: cornerback, inside linebacker and backup safety.When it comes to the other NFC West teams, the 49ers could be aggressive simply because they have more salary cap space than almost every other team in the league.Meanwhile, the Rams are expected to be like the Cardinals. ESPN.com’s Alden Gonzalez said because of competition in the L.A. market from the relocating Chargers, plus the opening of the new Rams stadium, Los Angeles doesn’t want to extend the rebuilding window. Instead, the Rams want to be competitive as quickly as possible.The Seattle Seahawks will probably act as they have in the past. According to ESPN.com’s Sheil Kapadia, while there will be calls for the Seahawks to spend big on the offensive line, that seems like a long shot if recent history is any indication. They will probably identify and target free agent willing to sign short-term contracts with little to no guaranteed money and compete for playing time. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Belmond has the appointed Philippe Cassis to the roles of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.Cassis most recently served as chief executive at Sun Resorts, where he oversaw the successful growth of the company’s portfolio of luxury destination resorts.“We are delighted to welcome Philippe, an experienced business leader with strong organisational, strategic and business development skills,” said John Scott, president and chief executive and Belmond.“Philippe has a proven 30-year track record in the luxury travel industry.“He will add deep operational strength to our senior management team and will be invaluable to our near-term business execution and future growth.”Prior to his role at Sun Resorts, Cassis spent 28 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he held various executive positions including senior vice president, operations South America and global initiatives Latin America, a position in which he managed a portfolio of 37 properties across Columbia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.Cassis joins Belmond as it prepares for the launch of Belmond Grand Hibernian, the new sister to Belmond Royal Scotsman and the first luxury touring train in Ireland, and the opening of Belmond’s first London property, Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Knightsbridge, following its complete restoration.
From now until 2 February 2017, guests of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver are invited to book a 10-course dinner complete with Champagne, sake, wine and cognac pairings in celebration of Chinese New Year. The CAD 888 per person price tag includes dishes such as crispy suckling pig, sautéed live lobster meat with black truffle, braised whole Japanese dry abalone with foie gras and much more.The dinner includes private dining space in Four Seasons legendary Chartwell or Seasons ballrooms, a private Chinese cuisine chef, individualised butler service per person, gorgeous florals, table décor andcomplimentary valet parking.Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers customised Chinese catering services all year round from its culturally-authentic kitchen, using specialised equipment and expert chefs.
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Related8 must-visit events in Europe this autumnExperience the best of what Europe has to offer this autumn, from duck racing to beer drinking!7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!How to survive Burning Man FestivalIt’s one of the most socially interesting, artistically weird and downright thrilling festivals in the world. What do you need to stay alive and upright for the duration of Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? Read on… Nuit Blanche, which roughly means “the night when you do not go to bed”, is an annual all-night arts festival, now held in locations all around the world. More than 120 cities get involved with light installations, exhibitions and performances which attract art-loving night owls from around the world. CopenhagenThis year is the 18th time that Copenhagen will stage Nuit Blanche, which is called ‘Night of Culture’ or ‘Kulturnatten’ and has become the city’s biggest annual event. On the 15th of October over 500 Nuit Blanche events are on the menu with well-stocked museums, cultural institutions, galleries and churches opening their doors to art lovers from around the world. Flights to Copenhagen start from £38New YorkThis year the Big Apple is organising a Nuit Blanche event for the first time and art lovers should not miss this lavish cultural festival, which has been renamed ‘Bring to Light’. The event is an ‘all night arts festival of installations and performances celebrating the magic and luminance of light’ and organisers promise a ‘thrilling, original, mesmerising, ceremonial, contemplative and illuminating’ experience. Phew.So if you like the sound of that, head to New York and wander among the galleries, museums and cultural institutions on the evening of 2 October to enjoy New York’s first ever Nuit Blanche. Flights to New York start from £297.ParisOn October the 2nd, the French capital will be hosting its 9th Nuit Blanche event, bringing together the work of artists from all over the world, many of which are never or rarely exhibited. This year’s theme is sensitivity, privacy and the ‘pedestrian route’.Visitors will be encouraged to wander through the exhibits and this is guaranteed to be a very special night, so if you love your art, or just want to see the city in a different light – head to Paris this weekend. Flights to Paris from £76If Nuit Blanche in Paris, Copenhagen or New York don’t appeal, don’t worry, there are plenty more Nuit Blanche events going on in cities around the world. Try Brussels or Toronto on October 2nd, Halifax, Canada on the 16th October, and Montreal, Canada on 26 February 2011.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
Singapore, Singapore – Reported by Erin Riley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineSince its conception in 1915 by legendary Raffles Hotel Singapore bartender Ngiam Tong Boon, the Singapore Sling has become more myth than cocktail. Despite being considered the de facto national drink of Singapore, its modern-day mix comes in so many forms that even if you think you’ve had it, you probably haven’t.To add to the mystery, but more importantly, to celebrate this iconic creation and the 125 years since the hotel’s opening in 1887, Raffles Hotel Singapore’s iconic Long Bar has created a new champagne sling. The 1887 sling, with a base of the hotel’s limited-edition Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve champagne, offers a subtle twist on the hotel’s traditional recipe. While the recipe for this intricate cocktail will be kept a closely guarded secret, its creator, Randolf Velasco, reveals that Gordons gin, cointreau and essence of orange, lemon and lime all contribute to the libation’s one-of-a-kind flavor.The indulgent anniversary sling, available from September exclusively at Raffles hotels worldwide, invites guests to share in the nation’s great classic cocktail and in the spirit of local tradition, spark a debate over its real recipe.www.raffles.com/singapore
Mazatlán, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe coastal city of Mazatlán sets the vibrant stage for renowned musical performances during its seventh annual Day of Music. This unique celebration takes place Saturday, June 12, beginning at 7pm and continuing well into the night amid warm, Pacific Ocean breezes and twinkling stars.More than 200 nationally acclaimed and popular regional artists will converge for this year’s Day of Music, performing live on five outdoor stages located throughout historic Old Mazatlán. Strolling along the colonial town’s charming streets, music lovers can enjoy entertainment of all types, with sounds that range from classical, jazz and percussion to modern rock, pop, mariachi and more.Presented by the Historic District of Mazatlán with the support of various local and state entities, Day of Music spotlights the destination’s rich culture and celebrated visual and performing arts.“We are proud to unite the many diverse musical styles of Mazatlán in one Day of Music celebration,” says Jose Luis Franco, Director of Culture in Mazatlán. “Surrounded by the colorful sights and sounds of Old Mazatlán, visitors to this premier event can experience the authentic rhythm of our beautiful city in a whole new way.”Day of Music features a continuous schedule of musical performances on five different stages. Highlights by nationally recognized artists and popular local bands include the following lineups:-The Machado Stage (Heriberto Frias street) will feature performances by Psappha; the Guillermo Sarabia Choir; Culiacan Bras; Mexico City favorite, Faralae: and the lively world rhythms of Radiad. -The Rock and Trends Stage (Ninos Heroes and Mariano Escobedo streets) will open the evening at sunset with the rock-fueled sounds of two Mazatlán bands, Coma Campus and The Insane. Mexico City-based band Hello Seahorse will take the stage next, featuring the “trip-happy-pop” style that has garnered national attention, before Selector closes the evening’s festivities. -Banda and Tropical Stage (Olas Altas Drive) will host the Assembly of Percussions; Mambo Café Band from Venezuela; and La Mazatleca Band. -Stage of Memory (Venustiano Carranza Street) features the swinging sounds of golden oldies from Los Sharks, as well as trio and mariachi music. Zarzuela will close the evening. -Fusion Stage (Venus Street) Mazatlán introduces the musical sounds of Suncai Gitano, Flores Negras and Viaje Demo, concluding the evening with San Francisco group Ken & Lori with special guests.www.gomazatlan.com
Located just eight minutes away by private speedboat from Gan International Airport, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives offers guests traveling by private jet a stress-free arrival experience and two presidential villas for a comfortable and luxurious holiday escape.After brief custom formalities at Gan International Airport—fully equipped to welcome international flights in an intimate setting—guests are whisked away to the resort by private speedboat, allowing them to enjoy the comfort of their preferred presidential villa within 30 minutes of landing.The resort has two presidential villas, each with a different style. Measuring 957 square meters (10,302 square feet), Villa Laalu—which means “diamond” in the local Dhivehi language—is located on the eastern side of the island and offers views of the ocean. It features two large bedrooms with high ceilings, an extensive garden with infinity pool, a living room and alfresco dining pavilions that make it ideal for guests looking for a private family vacation. There is also a sauna, a gym, a study room as well as a spa pavilion set amidst the greenery for guests to enjoy a spa treatment in the privacy of the villa.Villa Muthee—which means “pearl” in the local Dhivehi language—offers a different experience. Surrounded by seascapes, this 570-square-meter (6,136-square-feet) presidential villa set over water is ideal for couples and honeymooners. It features an airy living room and bedroom with a self-contained entertainment pavilion fronted by a 52-foot-long swimming pool. Villa Muthee guests can also rejuvenate with a spa treatment in their own spa pavilion.To complete a perfect holiday experience, guests staying in one of the resort’s two presidential villas can enjoy exclusive benefits such as a dedicated villa host for personalized service, special welcome amenities and a personal buggy.For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the resort directly at telephone (960) 689 7888 or e-mail email@example.com. Alternatively, bookings can be made online at www.shangri-la.com.
NEW YORK, NY – Bloomsbury Auctions announced it will auction 371 salt and albumen photographs contained in the five-volume Baron von Brandis compilation entitled, “The Countries of Amur, Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia and the Urals.”The photographs which date from the 19th century will be offered 17 October 2008 at the house’s New York gallery located at 6 West 48th Street here.For further information, call (212) 719 – 1000 or visit www.bloomsburyauctions.com
JERUSALEM – Actors Hugh Grant and Viggo Mortensen are among more than 25 celebrities and public figures expressing “horror” over President Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, an advocacy group said Thursday.“The real target of this lethal attack is the Palestinian people themselves,” the group said in a joint statement. “It has been launched with the clear aim of dismantling their rights, by dismantling the institution that is charged with protecting them.”Actresses Gillian Anderson, Olivia Wilde, Emma Thompson and Tilda Swinton were also among the signatories.The letter was released by the Hoping Foundation, a London-based group that assists Palestinian children.Expressing frustration with a freeze in Mideast peace efforts, Trump this month blamed the Palestinians for the deadlock and threatened to cut U.S. funding. Washington subsequently suspended a $65 million payment to UNRWA, the U.N. agency that provides education, health care and other social services to over 5 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants scattered across the Middle East.On Thursday, Trump said in Davos, Switzerland, that the Palestinians must return to peace talks to receive U.S. aid money.The United States is the largest single donor to UNRWA, and the agency has launched a global fundraising appeal in hopes of closing the gap. In all, it provides hundreds of millions of dollars a year to the Palestinians.“We stand for dignity for the most vulnerable, and we stand with Palestinian refugees who are facing a terrible moment,” the statement said. The celebrities called on the U.N. chief to convene a conference to establish a stable funding system for the agency.Meanwhile, the leaders of 21 international humanitarian groups urged the U.S. to reconsider its decision to withhold the funding to UNRWA, warning of “dire consequences” if funding is cut.The groups said they are alarmed by the Trump administration’s link between aid and political objectives.This marks a “dangerous and striking departure from U.S. policy on humanitarian assistance,” the groups wrote in an open letter to Washington’s U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, published Thursday.Haley has linked aid to the Palestinians to their willingness to resume negotiations with Israel. FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo released by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, shows residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria. Actors Hugh Grant and Viggo Mortensen are among more than 25 celebrities and public figures expressing “horror” over President Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to UNWRA. The group said in a joint statement Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, that “the real target of this lethal attack is the Palestinian people themselves.” (UNRWA via AP, File) Celebrities criticize Trump cuts to Palestinian refugees by The Associated Press Posted Jan 25, 2018 7:26 am PDT Last Updated Jan 25, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
French film awards adopt white ribbon against sex misconduct by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2018 12:10 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 28, 2018 at 12:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARIS – French stars are joining actresses across the Atlantic and the English Channel in a protest of sexual misconduct. But instead of wearing black, they will wear a white ribbon at this week’s Cesar Awards.About 100 actresses and other figures launched the hashtag Maintenant On Agit (Now We Act) campaign this week ahead of Friday’s Cesars.A call on the website of the Foundation of Women, collaborating with the white-ribbon movement, says that “‘We submitted,’ ‘We endured,’ ‘We kept silent.’”More than 100 personalities, including Agnes Jaoui, Julie Gayet and Sandrine Bonnaire, asked for donations via the foundation. The funds are destined for associations helping women pursue cases before justice, “so that no woman ever again has to say #MeToo.”It’s the latest French iteration inspired by #MeToo.
by The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2018 10:13 am PDT Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘The Crown’ producers say sorry to stars after pay dispute FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 file photo, actors Claire Foy, left, and Matt Smith pose for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the series ‘The Crown, Season 2’ in central London. Producers of the Netflix drama “The Crown” apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, File) LONDON – Producers of the Netflix drama “The Crown” apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star.A producer disclosed last week that Foy, who starred as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Smith, who played Prince Philip, because Smith was better known.The gender pay gap has become a big issue in Hollywood after revelations that many female stars were paid less than their male counterparts.Since news of “The Crown” pay gap broke, a petition has urged Smith to donate part of his salary to the Time’s Up campaign, which is campaigning against sexism and sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.Production company Left Bank Pictures said the actors “are not aware of who gets what and cannot be held personally responsible for the pay of their colleagues.”The production company apologized that Foy and Smith “have found themselves at the centre of a media storm this week through no fault of their own.”The company said it was “absolutely united with the fight for fair pay, free of gender bias” and was keen to speak to Time’s Up.“The Crown” traces Elizabeth’s journey from princess to queen, beginning in the 1950s. Foy and Smith are being replaced by older performers in the next season.
Nicolas Cage files for annulment 4 days after Vegas wedding LAS VEGAS — Nicolas Cage has filed for an annulment four days after getting married in Las Vegas.A court record shows Cage asked for the annulment Wednesday citing reasons that included being too drunk to understand his actions when he married girlfriend Erika Koike.Cage, whose real name is Nicolas Kim Coppola, says he and Koike drank “to the point of intoxication” before the wedding Saturday.The 55-year-old Cage argues he wasn’t aware of Koike’s “relationship with another person.”This is the fourth marriage of the Oscar-winning actor. He was previously married to former waitress Alike Kim, singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley and actress Patricia Arquette.The Associated Press FILE – In this April 9, 2014, file photo, Nicolas Cage arrives for the “Joe” premiere hosted by Lionsgate and The Cinema Society in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2019 5:04 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2019 at 5:26 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Soprano Lisette Oropesa wins Beverly Sills Artist Award AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2019 12:53 pm PDT NEW YORK — Soprano Lisette Oropesa has won the Beverly Sills Artist Award, given by the Metropolitan Opera to rising young singers, adding to the Richard Tucker Award she won earlier this season.The 35-year-old made her Met debut in 2006 as a Woman of Crete in Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” She is scheduled to sing the title role next season in Massenet’s “Manon” and Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata.”Upcoming engagements include Amalia in Verdi’s “I Masnadieri” at La Scala in Milan next month, Rosina in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)” at the Paris Opera in January and the title role in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Bavarian State Opera next March.The award was announced Tuesday. Previous winners include Nathan Gunn, Joyce DiDonato, Isabel Leonard and Nadine Sierra.The Associated Press
A 70-year-old man was found guilty by the Nicosia criminal court on Monday for sexually abusing his nine-year-old granddaughter.He was found guilty of 40 counts relating to indecent assault and sexual abuse of a minor between June 2014 and August 2015.The court heard that his granddaughter was nine when the abuse began and over the time period, the offences took place 20 times in his bedroom.Due to the nature of the charges and the young age of the girl, the court hearings took place behind closed doors.Two of the bench members who had voted against finding him guilty said the prosecution had failed to prove its case and that the girl’s testimony could not be trusted as she ‘had lied’ and that contradictions in her statements made her accusations unreliable.Nevertheless, the majority of the bench found that the gaps in her statements were understandable due to her young age and the traumatic events she experienced for over a year.The young girl had spoken of her sexual abuse to her school teacher and had to repeat her statements another five times to the school principle, police, a social worker, a clinical psychologist and before the court therefore it was understandable they wouldn’t all be the same, court said.A psychological evaluation found the sexual abuse at her grandfather’s home had psychologically affected her.As a result of the abuse, the girl was also “driven to incestuous games with her brother who is four years older than her”, the court said. The two no longer live under the same roof.The grandfather was deemed unreliable and two defence witnesses – his wife and one of his daughters, had only revealed partial truths and thus could not be trusted, the decision also said.The court will re-convene on July 21 for mitigation and the 70-year-old will remain in custody until then.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsAging Cat? Help Them Thrive By Doing This One ThingUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
Police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou discussed on Thursday with his Greek counterpart ways of strengthening cooperation between the two police forces in tackling terrorism, organised crime and corruption.According to an announcement, Chrysostomou, who is in Greece on a two-day official visit, met with the Greek Police chief Constantinos Tsouvalas and they discussed enhancing cooperation on a number of issues, as part of plans to upgrade the Cypriot police force, “so that it can respond to the modern challenges in the field of policing”.During their meeting, the two police chiefs agreed to develop the maximum possible cooperation, it said, “particularly in view that policing challenges in the wider Mediterranean region are lasting and the environment extremely demanding”.Chrysostomou accompanied in Greece Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou, who sought Greek expertise in establishing a coastguard in Cyprus. The two countries decided to cooperate closely on the transfer of expertise and training of the members of the Cypriot marine police “since it will be the backbone” of the coastguard, Nicolaou said.Chrysostomou’s visit to Greece is among a series of meetings the police chief held recently with other police forces. In a recent trip to the UK, the announcement said, Chrysostomou promoted cooperation with British law enforcement and citizen protection organisations.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola