Prince’s Paisley Park Complex To Be Turned Into A Museum

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgAfter a few months of nervousness, Prince fans can now breath easy, as The Purple One’s famed Paisley Park studio and mansion complex will officially open as a museum this Fall. Following the singer’s tragic death in April, the fate of Paisley Park loomed large over Prince’s family, the trust that is handling his estate, and his many fans. Now, and fans can rest assured that the Chanhassen, Minnesota facility will be preserved, and on October 6th, the 65,000-square-foot complex will be available for public viewing.Paisley Park is filled with performance spaces, recording studios, and thousands of pieces of Prince memorabilia from throughout his career. Earlier this year, former band mate (and fiancée) Sheila E. stated that Prince had begun “gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle [at Paisley Park]. There’s pictures of him all down the halls, some you’ve seen before and some never [seen]. There’s a mural on the wall with his hands out and on one side is all the people he was influenced by and the other side is all of us who have ever played with him… It’s beautiful.”Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, released a statement through Bremer Bank (the bank in charge of Prince’s estate), about the exciting update:“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on. Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”We can’t wait to go to Minnesota and tour Paisley Park!(H/T to Consequence of Sound)last_img read more


NHC: The Tropics are Heating Up

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgThe second system just emerged off the coast of Africa and forecasters give it a 50% chance of developing in the Atlantic over the next five days.The next named storm will be Chantal. The National Hurricane Center in Miami is keeping a close eye on two tropical waves.A disorganized cluster of storms located over the northeastern Caribbean is being given just a 10% chance of growing stronger but it could be a rainmaker for parts of Florida by this weekend. last_img


England’s young guns fix their sights on Ireland match

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_img24 Sep 2019 England’s young guns fix their sights on Ireland match England’s Under 16 Boys’ squad has targeted a win against Ireland as the perfect finale to the season and a stepping stone towards more success in 2020.Hot on the heels of a comprehensive 13-7 win against Wales at Newport GC at the weekend, the young guns are ready go again as they play hosts to Ireland at Hunstanton GC on October 12-13.Six boys have been named in the squad for the Irish clash – three of whom are just 14 years of age and with four years of boys’ golf still ahead of them.Yorkshire’s Josh Berry, Hugh Adams from Worcestershire and Essex’s Harley Smith are the most youthful members of a squad that heads to the Norfolk coast full of confidence.Joining them are Eindhoven-based Jack Ingham fresh from claiming a full three points against Wales.Jack Bigham was another top performer against the Welsh – the Hertfordshire golfer ending the weekend unbeaten with 2.5 points out of three.Reis Suart from Hertfordshire has earned his place on the team for Ireland after a 7&6 win in the Sunday singles against Wales underlined his ability to perform at international level.Under 16 Team Manager Nick Over is excited at what lies ahead for the squad heading into 2020.“It’s been another excellent season in terms of results and the when you look at the age range of this squad it augurs well for the future,” admitted Over.“It’s not unusual to have one 14-year old in a squad of this level but to have three shows just how much quality is coming through the ranks.“You do wonder how they will cope with a little bit of pressure playing at this level so young, but I have to say that against Wales they all performed admirably and were a good bunch to deal with off the course as well.“They all prepared thoroughly and weren’t daunted by pulling on the shirt to represent England.“As always we are building towards the Home Internationals and the European Championships in 2020.“We are looking to claim a medal at the Europeans and from that to qualify for the World Championships in Japan.“Games such as this one against Ireland are all part of the preparations as we look towards that end goal.”While the boys face Ireland, England’s girls are also taking part against their counterparts from the Emerald Isle.Performance Manager Stephen Burnett added: “Hunstanton is a terrific venue and proved as much when it hosted the Carris Trophy a few years ago. I’m sure the boys and girls will love the course.” The squad:Hugh Adams, 14, Hagley and Worcestershire (pictured above)Jack Bigham, 16, Harpenden and Hertfordshire.Josh Berry, 14, Doncaster and Yorkshire.Jack Ingham, 16, Eindhovensche, Holland.Harley Smith, 14, Rayleigh and Essex.Reis Suart, 15, Welwyn Garden City and Hertfordshire.Photograph credit: Leaderboardcenter_img Tags: Essex, Hertfordshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshirelast_img read more


Wildcats Profile — Defensive specialist Breanne Minor always brings A-game to court

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats host the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships November 28-December 1 at the Selkirk College and L.V. Rogers gymnasiums.The school has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.Mount Sentinel is currently ranked third in the province at the Single-A Girl’s Division.However, the players are hopeful home court advantage will power the squad to the top of the heap when the prestigious Blue Banner is awarded to the winning team on the evening of December 1.The Cats play host to the Kootenay Zone Finals Friday and Saturday at Selkirk College Gymnasium.Before the first serve is taken, The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr is getting readers into the provincial spirit with a series of profiles on the 2012 Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Today we feature Grade 12 Breanne Minor.Mount Sentinel Wildcats back row player Breanne Minor bumped her first ball during elementary school gym class and fell in love with the game.“It’s exhilarating, challenging and fun,” the 16-year-old Minor said about the sport.Minor will get all that and more when the Wildcats play host to the province at the High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships later this month at Selkirk College in Castlegar.“It’s exciting, but also a lot of hard work,” Minor said about the upcoming provincial tournament.“And it’ll al pay off (in the end).” The provincials will culminate what has been an impressive volleyball career for the Grade 12 Minor.Relied upon for her serving and defence, head coach Joe Moreira know what he gets when substituting the 5-foot back row player onto the court.“It’s been fun playing good teams that make our team play up to our ability,” Minor explained.Like many of her teammates, Minor is a lover of the game. When the high school season ends, it’s time for club ball.When club ball ends, it’s time to hit the sand for some beach volleyball.“The pressure is definitely on us playing at home,” Minor said about the upcoming provincials.“I 100 percent feel it knowing our school has won so many championships and everyone at the school wants another banner,” she said.Before the provincial tournament captures center stage there’s a little unfinished business of the Kootenay Finals to deal with starting Friday at Selkirk.Despite gaining an automatic bye into the provincials, the Wildcats want to go in with momentum and nothing helps build Big Mo than winning the zone title.Then the Cats can focus on the bigger task.“I’ve been thinking about provincials since provincials 2011,” Minor confessed.And what about 2012 Breanne?“No. 1, to win the provincials, and No. 2, not to let the pressure get the best of me.”last_img read more


Boeing, Embraer roll out new jetliners

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgThe MAX 9 is the second version of the new, more fuel-efficient versions of the 737 to roll off the production line and is designed to carry up to 220 passengers with a range of 3,515 nautical miles (5837kms).The rollout comes as the smaller MAX 8 is due to enter service in the second quarter of this year with the MAX 9 to follow next year.Boeing said the second aircraft would begin system checks, fueling and engine runs on the flight line before entering flight tests in the coming weeks.”The 737 MAX team continues to do a fantastic job getting us to these important milestones right on schedule,” Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said in a statement. “Our primary focus is delivering an aircraft that has the legendary reliability our 737 customers depend on, plus the optimized flexibility and range capability they desire.” The extended range of the MAX’s mean they can be operated on trans-Atlantic flights, opening up new possibilities for airlines. Norwegian Airlines, which has bought 108 MAX 8s, will start flying the 186-seat aircraft from Ireland to new US destinations, including Providence, Rhode Island, and Stewart International Airport, about 100 kilometres north of New York City, this year.But Boeing is being beaten in terms of sales at the bigger end of the single-aisle market by Airbus’s A321 neo, which can fly 3699 nautical miles (6850kms) with sharklets, seats up to 236 passengers and will be used by Norwegian to open up new routes between major European cities and the US in 2019.Analysts estimates sales of the A321 neo are at least three times those of the 787-9 MAX.Enter the MAX 10X.Boeing Commercial Airplanes marketing president Randy Tinseth confirmed on his blog this week that Boeing was actively engaged with airlines about the 737 MAX 10X and had already extended business offers to some customers.He said the aircraft, which would use the CFM LEAP-IB engines also used by the MAX 9, would be the most profitable single-aisle aircraft the industry had ever seen.“Compared to the A321neo, the MAX 10X would offer the same capacity, lower costs (5 percent lower per seat and 5 percent lower per trip) and more range,’’ he said. “This would be a relatively minor development program. The MAX 10X would follow the MAX 200 and MAX 7, with entry into service in the 2020  time frame.”Also rolling out Tuesday was Embraer’s E195-E2 regional airliner, expected to enter service in the first half of 2019.The E195-E2 has three additional rows of seats compared to current E195s and can carry 120 passengers a two -class configuration or up to 146 in a single class. The Brazilian manufacturer says It can fly 450 nautical miles (833km)  further than its predecessor on trips of up to 2,450 nautical miles 4537km).“The E195-E2 has the potential to significantly change the fleet profile of airlines around the world,’’ said Embraer Commercial Aviation chief executive John Slattery. “With a 20 per cent lower cost per trip and a cost per seat similar to larger aircraft, the E195-E2 becomes the ideal aircraft for regional business growth as well as low-cost business plans and complementing existing mainline fleets.” The E2 program has 275 firm orders with 415 options and purchase rights.Embraer will use two aircraft for the certification program, one for aerodynamic and performance tests and the other to validate maintenance tasks and the interior.last_img read more


South African International Film Festival 2018

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 27 February – Brand South Africa in collaboration with RapidLion Film Festival also known as the South African International Film Festival, will host its third annual festival, at the Market Theatre between 3rd – 10th March 2018.2018 is turning out to be an exciting year for South African films, this was made evident in the huge support for the film Inxeba which generated debates on culture, and South African stories. The growing industry has thus seen both local and international co-productions becoming a regular offering on theatrical exhibitions.It is with this backdrop that this unique film festival  focusing  on films from the African continent  and BRICS nations, to be taking place in Johannesburg again this year. The opening night will debut a South African film called– “Catching Feelings” by comedian Kagiso Lediga.Brand South Africa’s collaboration and participation in the Rapid Lion programme is one way of showcasing the  positive image of the Nation Brand. A Nation Brand’s global reputation is to a large extent positively influenced by  its people, their culture and their stories told through the film industry.Further discussion on the film industry’s impact will take place during the festival when Brand South Africa will host a research consultation session on the 6th of  March. The  session themed: Closing The Loop – A Strategy towards a sustainable, independent and prosperous South African film industry, aims to interrogate, and provide feedback, input, and ideas on better developing the  industry.Speaking on the research session, Brand South Africa’s General Manager: Research Dr Petrus De Kock said; “creative industries, and in particular, film, play a major role in enhancing the reputation and global visibility of Nation Brands. In this workshop Brand South Africa will engage with filmmakers on what the best strategy is to develop a film industry that the country can rely on to promote South Africa internationally on a long-term basis”.Furthermore, this platform allows for Brand South Africa to achieve two strategic objectives, being:Entrenching the principle of intra-African contact, creative collaboration, and integration;In a year that South Africa is hosting the BRICS Summit, the platform allows Brand South Africa  an opportunity to celebrate cultural contact and exchange among BRICS societies “, adds Dr De Kock.The festival features films of multiple genres and varying lengths, Q&A sessions with South African filmmakers from films like Inxeba, She is King, Catching feelings, The Hangman, The recce, Children of the drum: The Legacy of Black Journalists in Apartheid-era South Africa to name a few.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Mobile:0817041488Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more


Do not delay wheat harvest

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wheat harvest date impacts both grain yield and quality. Delaying wheat harvest puts the crop at risk for increased disease, lodging, sprouting, and harvest loss. Last year in Clark County, we evaluated wheat harvested on June 29 (at 12% moisture content) and July 8 (at 14% moisture content). Grain moisture increased between June 29 and July 8 due to 0.58” rain between the two dates.When wheat harvest was delayed until July 8, yield decreased by nine bushels per acre, test weight decreased by 2.9 pounds per bushel, and DON level increased by 0.86 parts per million. Using a grain price of $4.50 per bushel and discounts from a local elevator, the difference the delayed wheat harvest resulted in a loss of $87 per acre compared to the June 29 harvest.With funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program, we are continuing this research. However, we will be comparing grain yield and quality of wheat harvested at ~20% moisture to ~13% moisture.last_img read more


Raqraquin, San Beda not discouraged by NCAA Finals game 1 loss

Posted On Nov 29 2019 by

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Magnolia frustrates GlobalPort to halt two-game skid LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers It turned out to be a huge confidence-booster for Raqraquin and the Lady Red Spikers after they showed they can take the Lady Chiefs to the distance in Finals game 1 on Friday.“This was a huge help in our confidence, even though we lost,” said Raqraquin. “We saw that we shouldn’t be scared of Arellano because we know we can dominate and we showed that in the third set and we were also able to contain them in then fourth”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I told my teammates that they shouldn’t be afraid of Arellano, and told them to look at whoever is in front of them. ‘Look at them, would you allow yourself to be beaten? Would you let yourself be intimidated? Fight them.’”San Beda lit up in the third set with a commanding 11-2 run to take a 21-12 lead off Nieza Viray’s through-the-block kill. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ This sudden surge in the middle set gave the Lady Red Spikers the confidence boost they needed in the fourth set, but unfortunately the Lady Chiefs had them by the throat come the fifth period.“I think we got really tired come the fifth set, and I also take the blame for it,” said Raqraquin, who had a game-high 21 points. “I was preparing myself for those hard serves but they [Lady Chiefs] would instead go for a short serve.”Although San Beda ultimately fizzled in the fifth, Raqraquin said that it’s only the first game and they still have a chance to force a rubber match.“We shouldn’t be saddened by this loss, it’s still not over,” said Raqraquin. “We still have a chance on the next games.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City San Beda Lady Red Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a loss to remember for San Beda, but not for the negative reasons.The Lady Red Spikers suffered a five-set loss to defending champion Arellano University in the title round of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, but captain Cesca Raqraquin said the setback shouldn’t be taken at face value.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more


15 days agoMesut Ozil fears Arsenal career over

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgMesut Ozil fears Arsenal career overby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil fears his Gunners career is over.The Mirror says Arsenal are plotting ways of trying to offload the £350,000-a-week star in January and are ready to subsidise his wages after Ozil fell out of favour with Unai Emery.Gunners boss Emery insisted that Ozil did not “deserve” to be starting ahead of some of the club’s youngsters and his Arsenal career now looks over.Ozil, who turns 31 next week, believes there is no way back and it appears the club are ready to draw a line in the sand and get rid of the World Cup winner.Former Germany star Ozil has been quite clear in the past that he does not want to leave Arsenal and loves living in London. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Florida State “Garnet Skies” Hype Video Will Get Fans Pumped For The 2015 Campaign

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgFlorida State's logo on a wall in its facility.Over the past three years, Florida State has compiled a record of 39-3, won three ACC titles, qualified for a College Football Playoff, and won a national championship. But as we enter the 2015 campaign, FSU certainly has its doubters. Many believe that Clemson is now the team to beat in-conference, and that the Seminoles might be a big “overrated” in the rankings.A Florida State fan who goes by Covas131 (we’ve written about him before) produced an amazing three-minute hype video to celebrate the upcoming season. It’s titled “Garnet Skies.” It’s a very high-quality clip.FSU opens with Texas State on Saturday, September 5.last_img read more