A New Opera Inspired By Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Is Coming [Listen]

first_imgWhether you love or hate it, The Wall is a cornerstone of the Pink Floyd discography. Written largely by Roger Waters, the 1979 album is the subject for a new opera called Another Brick In The Wall. The opera was announced as part of a schedule revealing for the Opera de Montreal at the Olympic Stadium, where Waters himself was on hand for the announcement.It seems that Waters was initially uninterested in the project. As he told CBC News, “It had been my experience that experiments in collaboration between the worlds of rock and roll and the worlds of symphonic music were generally disastrous and should be embarked upon with extreme trepidation. But they were extremely persuasive.”He continued, saying, “[They] played me some midi of what they had been working on and I confess, I sat there not expecting to be moved, and I was moved. Very moved. So I approach this project with great enthusiasm.”While Another Brick In The Wall won’t make its debut until March 2017, you can listen to excerpts from the musical below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Robert Richardson Bowie

first_imgRobert Richardson Bowie, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, combined distinguished academic achievement with professional service at the highest levels of the U.S. government. Bowie was born on August 24, 1909, and died at the age of 104 on November 2, 2013. He was married to Mary Theodosia Chapman, called Teddy, for 62 years. Two sons, Robert and William, and three grandchildren, Alice, Robert and Peter, survive him.A graduate of Princeton and then of Harvard Law School, Bowie served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 and in occupied Germany in 1945-46 as special assistant to General Lucius Clay, the deputy military governor for Germany. Bowie taught at Harvard Law School from 1946 to 1955. During leaves of absence, he served as general counsel to the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, John McCloy (1950-51), and then as director of policy planning and assistant secretary of state under John Foster Dulles (1953-57).Bowie authored key elements in the agreement between the Allies and West Germany. In 2009, Germany awarded him the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit in recognition of his work toward a democratic Germany and a united Europe, based on reconciliation between France and Germany and European integration, leading in due course to German unification.In 1957 Bowie returned to Harvard to become the first Clarence Dillon Professor and to found the Center for International Affairs, now the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, with additional support from the Ford Foundation and with the encouragement of FAS Dean McGeorge Bundy. Bowie gathered a dazzling core faculty at the new Center, two of whom, Thomas Schelling and Henry Kissinger, would in later years win Nobel Prizes. In the document The Program of the Center for International Affairs Bowie wrote:“Foreign affairs in our era pose unprecedented tasks…. Today no region is isolated, none can be ignored; actions and events even in remote places may have immediate worldwide impact… vast forces are reshaping the world with headlong speed. Under the impact of wars, nationalism, technology, and communism, the old order has been shattered. Empires have crumbled; nations once dominant are forced to adapt to shrunken influence. New nations have emerged and are struggling to survive…. Nowhere do traditional attitudes fit the new realities…. Thus notions of sovereignty and independence need revision to apply to a world where a nation’s level of life or survival may depend as much on the actions of other countries as on its own.”Bowie’s CFIA recruited a group of annual visiting fellows from policy positions in countries around the world; many would become leading foreign-policy officials the world over. The Center’s early work was organized around a small number of weekly seminars that faculty attended on what Bowie considered the major issues of the day: arms control, U.S.-European relations, and economic and political development.Bowie was devoted both to analytic clarity in academic work and to making academic ideas matter in the world of policy. He was a stickler for precision, with a lawyer’s attention to detail, and insisted upon fresh approaches to issues. His academic writings about policy issues had his usual critical edge. His book, Suez 1956,1 a military crisis he experienced in government first hand, involved criticisms of the administration under which he served. Later works, especially Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy,2 described the strategy and processes of the Eisenhower administration and Bowie’s views regarding American foreign policy. In all his works,3 he was always an internationalist. Bowie served as Center director until 1972. From 1977 to 1979, he served as President Carter’s deputy director for national intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired from Harvard in 1980.Bowie was an Atlanticist, a member of the Eastern Establishment that focused on U.S. policy within an Atlantic Alliance to address the Cold War. Yet, when the allies, he thought, were wrong, as in the Suez Canal 1956 war, he opposed them and wrote accordingly. Bowie believed that the nation’s interests required work across party lines. He served U.S. presidents of both parties, reflecting his belief that a broad set of principles should endure and be honorably applied in times good and bad.Bowie was deeply committed to contribute to a better world through the interaction between the University and the world of international affairs. For him, the Center for International Affairs was Harvard at its best, a self-governing community of scholars who worked hard, insightfully, and collegially on the central problems of the day. Bowie would want it known that he did not think so well of Harvard presidents or deans, nor did he believe that his successors as Center directors should escape his tutoring. Bowie participated in Center events until nearly the end of his life, even when travel and hearing loss made it difficult. He was our collective academic conscience.He earned the right to the last word in his own Memorial Minute. In his 1960 report on the Center’s work, Bowie wrote about his vision for the Center and for Harvard:Fundamental research on long-range problems of international affairs is at the heart of the Center’s program. In our era, nations, societies, and the world order itself are being radically transformed at a rate and on a scale unmatched in history. Our capacity to achieve the promise and avoid the perils of the modern age depends first, on deeper knowledge of the forces making for change, and second, on increased understanding of the impact of these forces on the international order…. The Center for International Affairs was founded in the belief that Harvard has unusual resources for basic research of this kind.4Respectfully submitted,J. Bryan HehirJoseph S. NyeJorge I. Domínguez, Chairlast_img read more

Help For Pecans.

first_imgPecan growers gave a sigh of relief as timely September rainsfell on state orchards during a critical growing stage, says aUniversity of Georgia pecan expert.The 3 to 5 inches of rain that fell in early September “wereright on time for the pecans,” said Tom Crocker, a horticulturistwith the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Rains Help NutsBetween early September and October, pecans enter a growingstage known as nut fill, when the edible part of the nut fillsthe hull. The rain will help the nut mature and improve the qualityfor harvest, Crocker said.Not only was the rain beneficial, Crocker said, but the wayit was delivered couldn’t have been better. The steady, lightshowers came with little wind gusts that could damage tree limbs,knocking down the overall production and dollar value of the crop.Disease RiskHowever, the rain does increase the risk of late-season scab,a fungus that can severely reduce the quantity and quality ofyields, said Tim Brenneman, a UGA plant pathology researcher atthe Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton. But damage dueto scab would be minimal this late in the season.”We could also have some scab carry over to next season,”Brenneman said.For now, the perfect weather for pecans won’t be rainy. “Weneed it to clear off and get some sunshine,” Brenneman said,”so the leaves can put out what they need to fill those nutsright now.”With the third straight year of drought, the $100 million statepecan crop has had to depend greatly on irrigation. About two-thirdsof the state orchards are irrigated.But overall, “the pecan crop looks real good right now,”Crocker said. Timely September rains will enable Georgia pecans to mature into quality nuts.center_img Photo: Brad Hairelast_img read more

2 Killed in Southern State Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men were killed when their cars crashed on the Southern State Parkway Friday afternoon, State police said. Investigators are still trying to piece together what caused the crash, which occurred just before 4 p.m. on the westbound lanes at Exit 39. State police Senior Investigator Thomas Hughes said a red Ford and grey Subaru made contact and crashed into the woods off the north shoulder. The driver of the Ford was identified as 39-year-old Jacques Louis of Brentwood, Hughes said. Louis was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, 25-year-old Sean Anderson of Smithtown, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Hughes said. Both men were driving alone. What caused the two cars to crash is “still currently under investigation,” Hughes said. Police are in the process of interviewing possible witnesses.last_img read more

Marburg death toll in Angola reaches 122

first_img Last week the WHO said it had sent an outbreak response team to work with the Angolan health ministry to support case management, contact tracing and surveillance, infection control, and raising community awareness of the disease. The death toll was given in an Agence-France Presse (AFP) report quoting Carlos Alberto, a spokesman for the Angolan health ministry. The largest previous Marburg outbreak occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1998 to 200 and killed 123 of 149 people infected. Mar 23 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_03_23/en/ About 75% of those infected in Angola have been children under 5 years old, the WHO has said. Most of the cases have occurred in the northeastern province of Uige, but seven have occurred in the capital, Luanda, on the Atlantic coast, according to AFP. Two of the seven patients—an Italian doctor and a 15-year-old boy, both of whom had been to Uige—have died, the story said. Last week the European Union pledged to give 500,000 euros ($650,000) to the Spanish arm of Medicins sans Frontieres to help battle the outbreak, AFP reported. Alberto said the disease has been spreading from children to parents and vice-versa. He said many victims died because they first consulted traditional healers, called kimbandeiros, and didn’t go to a hospital until it was too late. Mar 24 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_03_24a/en/ The Italian doctor was identified in a Mar 25 AFP report as Maria Bonino, who worked in Africa for the United Nations for 11 years. A Vietnamese doctor also has died in the outbreak, today’s report said, but he or she was not identified.center_img There is no vaccine or cure for Marburg fever. Besides fever and weakness, early symptoms include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, severe chest pain, sore throat, and cough, according to the WHO. The incubation period is 3 to 9 days, and most deaths in the current outbreak have occurred between 3 and 7 days after symptoms appeared, the agency has said. Contact with bodily fluids of infected people increases the risk of infection. The disease was first seen in 1967 in German and Yugoslavian laboratory workers who had been exposed to green monkeys imported from Uganda. Researchers have not been able to identify its primary animal reservoir between the rare outbreaks, however. Mar 28, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The death toll in the Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 122, just one fewer than in the largest previous outbreak of the disease, according to news reports from Africa. See also: The AFP report said a travel clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, warned travelers yesterday to stay away from Angola for at least a week. The clinic spokesman, Andrew Jamieson, said many people were considering evacuating their families from Angola. Today’s report did not give the total number of cases in the outbreak, which began last October. A Mar 23 report from the World Health Organization (WHO) said 95 of 102 patients had died, for a case-fatality rate of 93% at that point. CIDRAP overview of Marburg hemorrhagic feverlast_img read more

Manchester retail: Bold Trafford

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Frustrated King to sell off Creston portfolio

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New York paints Black Lives Matter sign outside Trump Tower

first_imgAround a dozen volunteers from different organizations painted the slogan, with civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio picking up long-handled paint rollers to add some touches of their own.”A painting is a nice symbol, but it doesn’t address systemic racism in any way. So as cool as it is, it’s important to focus on that,” said Francie Brewster, a 17-year-old who had come to watch.Similar murals have been painted in other American cities in support of the BLM movement, which has been at the forefront of public consciousness following weeks of anti-racism protests.The demonstrations were sparked by the killing by police of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis in May. New York City on Thursday painted a huge Black Lives Matter sign on the pavement outside Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, replicating similar murals supporting the movement elsewhere in the United States.President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly assailed the Black Lives Matter movement, did not immediately comment on the sign, done in giant block lettering in school-bus yellow, which filled the pavement outside his flagship hotel.But when the plan was floated last month he accused the city’s Democratic leaders of “denigrating” the famous street with a “symbol of hate.” Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser renamed an area on her city’s 16th Street, a block from the White House, as Black Lives Matter Plaza, unveiling a giant yellow mural on that street. The area has become the epicenter of anti-racist demonstrations.Trump Tower, a luxury skyscraper near Central Park, is where Trump lived before leaving for the White House in January 2017.He stays there when he visits his hometown, although such visits have grown relatively rare. Residents in overwhelmingly Democratic New York remain largely hostile to his presidency.Trump has frequently clashed with De Blasio, a Democrat, as well as with New York’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo.The president changed his official residence to Florida last year, but his business empire remains headquartered in the Big Apple.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal 3-1 Valencia: Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Gunners on course for Europa league final

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a crucial third goal against Valencia (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck in the last minute of normal time to give Arsenal a potentially crucial two-goal cushion heading into their second leg Europa League semi-final against Valencia.With Arsenal walking a tightrope between success and failure heading into the decisive stage of the season, the Gunners provided another reminder of their Jeykll and Hyde nature with an erratic but ultimately successful display.Unai Emery’s first season in charge of the Gunners has been mystifying at times, with the Gunners showing little consistency in their performance level or style of play from game to game.That said, there is a sense that Emery’s pushed this Arsenal squad to their maximum this term and that the inconsistencies are a by-product of what is a limited squad.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Mouctar Diakhaby gave Valencia a deserved lead (Picture: Getty)An opener for a confident Valencia side seemed inevitable and it came after 11 minutes when Mouctar Diakhaby out-jumped two Arsenal defenders at the back post to nod in Rodrigo’s header across the box.It was a deserved lead for the visitors, who had their crucial away goal with 80 minutes left on the night.Arsenal were worryingly nervous and Ainsley Maitland-Niles nearly gifted Valencia a second goal when a mix-up with Petr Cech nearly resulted in an own goal.But just as Valencia threatened to double their lead, Arsenal found a reply through Alexandre Lacazette to get back on level terms.Lacazette picked the ball up just inside his own half and threaded a perfectly-timed through ball to his striker partner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who used his blistering pace to burst through the visitors’ defence.Ozil ➡️ Lacazette ➡️ Aubameyang ➡️ Lacazette ➡️ 🥅Arsenal’s front three combine in the blink of an eye to level. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MzAywAhUCu— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 2, 2019Neto did well to close off the angle for Aubameyang but he showed his brilliance by steadying himself and picking out the unmarked Lacazette, who tapped into the empty net.Though Emery’s 3-4-1-2 formation was leaving Arsenal exposed down the flanks, it allows the Spaniard to play his two world class players in their best positions and it paid dividends with the equaliser.In the 23 games they’ve started together:Aubameyang: 13 goals, 4 assists.Lacazette: 9 goals and 7 assists.🔥🔥🔥🔥Live: https://t.co/ZmepLg0g8r#UEL pic.twitter.com/DgVq0doQkx— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 2, 2019Emery has chopped and changed between the pair this season but they’re a force to be reckoned with when the start together, scoring 22 goals between them in 23 starts.Lacazette has now scored in three consecutive seasons at this stage of the competition but he’s yet to feature in a final.But nodoby could accuse the Frenchman of not grasping the opportunity and he bagged his second of the night midway through the first half when he headed in Xhaka’s cross.Neto pushed Lacazette’s header onto the post but he was unable to keep the ball from crossing the line and Arsenal had a valuable lead.⚽️ 11′ Diakhaby⚽️ 18′ Lacazette⚽️ 26′ LacazetteLacazette scores his third goal in European semi-finals for the Gunners. No player has more for Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/lOkm2dixUz— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 2, 2019The Gunners took a one-goal advantage into the break and the introduction of Torreira on the hour mark stemmed the flow of Valencia’s attacks.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Spanish threatened through substitute Kevin Gameiro but he was unable to keep his effort down after fine work near the touchline.Arsenal looked content to take a slender lead to Spain next Thursday but Aubameyang converted Sead Kolasinac’s cross in the last minute of normal time to give the Gunners a potentially crucial two-goal cushion.A huge moment in the tie! 👊2️⃣5️⃣ goals for the season for Aubameyang and this could be his biggest! pic.twitter.com/1NhVnpqXGS— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 2, 2019MORE: Chelsea set Europa League record after semi-final draw with Eintracht Frankfurt Arsenal 3-1 Valencia: Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Gunners on course for Europa league final 1 min. story Sean KearnsThursday 2 May 2019 10:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link329Shares by Metro Coming Next Emery made four changes to his side from Sunday’s defeat (PIcture: Getty)There really is no guarantee of what to expect from this Arsenal side and the Gunners displayed a full repertoire of their inconsistencies – both good and bad – in the game’s opening 30 minutes.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery made four changes to the side that lost 3-0 to Leicester on Sunday, restoring Mesut Ozil, Matteo Gunedouzi, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech to his starting line-up.The Gunners’ top four hopes have been put in jeopardy with three consecutive defeats and Arsenal started so hesitantly, allowing Valencia to progress through midfield with ease.Lucas Torreira was a surprise omission from midfield and his replacement, Guendouzi, was guilty of giving up possession that made for a nervous start from the home side. Advertisement Full Screen About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Read More Read More Read More PLAY Video Settings Read More SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip / 1/1 Advertisement Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Top articleslast_img read more

Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo OWF Moving Forward

first_imgLongyuan Zhenhua wind installation vessel; Image: China Longyuan Power Group Co.Guangdong Yuedian Qujie Wind Power has invested CNY 3.74 billion (approx. EUR 482 million) in the construction of the first phase of China’s Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore wind farm, according to Chinese stock exchange websites. Furthermore, a joint venture between ZPMC and Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power secured a contract for the project’s foundations and offshore substation.The project, located off the coast of Guangdong Province, will comprise 36 wind turbines with an output of 5.5MW each.The project’s general EPC contractor, Guangdong Electric Power Design & Research Institute, awarded the Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering joint venture with the engineering, procurement and construction of the offshore wind farm’s monopiles and 220kV substation.Guangdong Yudean Zhanjiang Wailuo is the first domestic offshore wind project to be built with the general EPC contracting method and the first one in Guangdong Province to use large-diameter monopile foundations.The Guangdong Yuedian Qujie Wind Power investment was announced in the second half of March, and Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering won the contract at the beginning of April.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more