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10 months ago​Man City hesitate on making January acquisitions

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man City hesitate on making January acquisitionsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are hesitating on transfers this winter.The Citizens are facing some issues in the team, especially with Fernandinho injured.They have lost three of the last four league games to Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester City.But The Times claims that City are not going to invest in the team this winter.The board and coaching staff believes that City can catch up to the Reds with the squad they have.It is known that manager Pep Guardiola wants a central midfielder to compete with Fernandinho.But it appears he will have to wait until the summer to get that player last_img read more

TOP Ships Unveils Financing Charter for MR2 Newbuilding

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Athens-based tanker owner and operator TOP Ships has inked a sale and leaseback agreement and a five-year time charter with Cargill International for its MR2 tanker newbuilding.The 50,000 dwt ship (Hull No 8242) is currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea.As informed, the deal is expected to be realized on the vessel’s delivery date currently planned for January 2019.Following the sale, TOP Ships will bareboat charter back the vessel and immediately put it on a time charter with Cargill Ocean Transportation. As part of this transaction, the company has continuous options to buy back the vessel during the whole five year sale and leaseback period at the end of which it has to buy it back.The gross proceeds from the sale amount are USD 32.4 million, which is the total amount that remains to be paid for the specific vessel. Additionally, the revenue backlog expected to be generated by the time charter fixture is about USD 27.6 million.“Our strategy of acquiring very high quality vessels has once again been embraced by a top quality charterer. This financing alone covers about one fifth of the capital required in order to take delivery of the three vessels that we acquired during the first quarter of 2018, all of which will be delivered within the first 2 quarters of 2019. We are working very hard to finalize financing for the remaining capital requirements of these vessels in the near future,” Evangelos Pistiolis, the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company, said.Earlier this month, the company also agreed time charter employment for two of its Suezmax newbuildings with an undisclosed oil major. The units are being built at Korean yard Hyundai Samho.“As a result of the time charter employment, the total gross revenue backlog for the fixed charter period of our fleet has grown even further to USD 211 million,” Pistiolis added.last_img read more

Damen Yichang Cuts 1st Steel for Eesti Gas LNG Bunker Ship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Damen On March 18, Damen Yichang Shipyard in China held a steel cutting ceremony for the first of a planned series of short-sea LNG bunker vessels to be built for Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas.The 6,000 cbm vessel, ordered a couple of months ago, and its future sister-ships are intended to accelerate the wider adoption of LNG as a cleaner alternative fuel in the north-eastern region of the Baltic Sea by providing a mobile ship-to-ship distribution service for the first time.At the ceremony the first sections of the 100-meter, LGC 6000 LNG class vessel were cut from 8mm steel plate and will eventually be part of the wall separating the ship’s engine room from the tank hold. Assembly will start in May with the installation of the LNG tanks scheduled for November, according to Damen.Following sea trials, the ship will arrive in Estonia next summer and will start serving LNG clients in the autumn. The new vessel will be capable of carrying out bunker activities at designated locations both in and outside ports.The LGC 6000 LNG is designed to meet the requirements of ICE class 1A certification, allowing it to operate all year in the Gulf of Finland and the northern Baltic. It will also have a green ship notation. A dual-fuel propulsion system will be used for the management of the Boil-Off Gas (BOG) in combination with a gas burner, and the interior of the vessel will feature high-quality accommodation for her crew.Eesti Gaas will operate the vessel under a long-term charter from its parent company Infortar AS. Eesti Gaas is also the LNG supplier for Tallink Grupp’s LNG RoPax vessel Megastar.“The start of steel cutting for this brand-new vessel for Infortar marks an important milestone in the start of her construction. We are very grateful to Eesti Gaas and Infortar for choosing Damen to build their new LNG bunkering vessel,” Peter Anssems, Sales Manager, Sales East and South-East Europe, Damen Shipyards Group, commented.“With this high-tech joint venture, Eesti Gaas and our launch client ferry-operator Tallink will ascend to having the title of the LNG companies with the most competence and experience in this region,” Kalev Reiljan, a member of the management board of Eesti Gaas, said.“Eesti Gaas has performed over 1,500 port-based LNG truck-to-ship refuellings of Tallink’s LNG-powered Megastar ferry and now we are moving on toward offshore, more mobile solutions,” Reiljan added.This project is co-funded by the EU through the CEF Transport program.last_img read more

KENDRICK LAMAR AND DRAKE LEAD GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

first_img. Login/Register With: Advertisement In a departure from last year, in which Jay-Z was the only artist to score nods in the top three categories, Drake, Lamar, and Carlile all garnered nominations for record, song, and album of the year. Drake’s single “God’s Plan” and his album “Scorpion” are both recognized; Lamar’s “All the Stars” and the “Black Panther” soundtrack he curated are vying for the top categories; and Carlile’s song “The Joke,” along with her album “By the Way, I Forgive You,” nabbed top nominations as well.Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy,” H.E.R.’s self-titled album, Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer,” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” round out the category for album of the year.The Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 10 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The broadcast will air live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT.Here is the full list of nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards:GENERAL FIELDRecord Of The Year:“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile“This Is America” — Childish Gambino“God’s Plan” — Drake“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & GreyAlbum Of The Year:“Invasion Of Privacy” — Cardi B“By The Way, I Forgive You” — Brandi Carlile“Scorpion” — Drake“H.E.R.” — H.E.R.“Beerbongs & Bentleys” — Post Malone“Dirty Computer” — Janelle Monáe“Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” (Various Artists)Song Of The Year:“All The Stars” — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)“In My Blood” — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)“The Middle” — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, MichaelTrewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)“Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)“This Is America” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)Best New Artist:Chloe x HalleLuke CombsGreta Van FleetH.E.R.Dua LipaMargo PriceBebe RexhaJorja SmithPOP FIELD Best Pop Solo Performance:“Colors” — Beck“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga“Better Now” — Post MaloneBest Pop Duo/Group Performance:“Fall In Line” — Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — Backstreet Boys“‘S Wonderful” — Tony Bennett & Diana Krall“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper“Girls I Like You” — Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B“Say Something” — Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & GreyBest Traditional Pop Vocal Album:“Love Is Here To Stay” —Tony Bennett & Diana Krall“My Way” — Willie Nelson“Nat “King” Cole & Me” — Gregory Porter4. Standards (DELUXE) —Seal5. THE MUSIC…THE MEM’RIES…THE MAGIC! —Barbra StreisandBest Pop Vocal Album:“Camila” — Camila Cabello“Meaning Of Life” — Kelly Clarkson“Sweetener” — Ariana Grande“Shawn Mendes” — Shawn Mendes“Beautiful Trauma” — P!nk“Reputation” — Taylor SwiftDANCE/ELECTRONIC FIELD Best Dance Recording:“Northern Soul” — Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford“Ultimatum” — Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)“Losing It” — Fisher“Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson“Ghost Voices” — Virtual SelfBest Dance/Electronic Album:“Singularity” —Jon Hopkins“Woman Worldwide” — Justice“Treehouse” — Sofi Tukker“Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides” — SOPHIE“Lune Rouge” — TOKiMONSTACONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL FIELD Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:“The Emancipation Procrastination” — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah “Steve Gadd Band” — Steve Gadd Band“Modern Lore” — Julian Lage“Laid Black” — Marcus Miller“Protocol 4” — Simon PhillipsROCK FIELDBest Rock Performance:“Four Out Of Five” —Arctic Monkeys“When Bad Does Good” — Chris Cornell“Made An America” — The Fever 333“Highway Tune” — Greta Van Fleet“Uncomfortable” — HalestormBest Metal Performance: “Condemned To The Gallows “— Between The Buried And Me“Honeycomb” — Deafheaven“Electric Messiah” — High On Fire“Betrayer” — Trivium“On My Teeth — UnderoathBest Rock Song:“Black Smoke Rising” — Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & DanielRobert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)“Jumpsuit” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)“MANTRA” — Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring MeThe Horizon)“Masseduction” — Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)“Rats” — Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)Best Rock Album: “Rainier Fog” — Alice In Chains“M A N I A” — Fall Out Boy“Prequelle — Ghost“From The Fires” — Greta Van Fleet“Pacific Daydream” — WeezerALTERNATIVE FIELDBest Alternative Music Album:“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino” —Arctic Monkeys“Colors” — Beck“Utopia” — Björk“American Utopia” — David Byrne“Masseduction” — St. VincentR&B FIELD Best R&B Performance:“Long As I Live” — Toni Braxton“Summer” — The Carters“Y O Y” — Lalah Hathaway“Best Part” — H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar“First Began” — PJ MortonBest Traditional R&B Performance:“Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” — Leon Bridges“Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight” — Bettye LaVette“Honest” — MAJOR.“How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton Featuring Yebba“Made For Love” — Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah HathawayBest R&B Song:“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & DijonMcFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)“Come Through And Chill” — Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)“Feels Like Summer” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)“Focus” — Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)“Long As I Live” — Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)Best Urban Contemporary Album:“Everything Is Love” — The Carters“The Kids Are Alright “— Chloe x Halle“Chris Dave And The Drumhedz” — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz“War & Leisure” — Miguel“Ventriloquism” — Meshell NdegeocelloBest R&B Album: “Sex & Cigarettes” — Toni Braxton“Good Thing” — Leon Bridges“Honestly” — Lalah Hathaway“H.E.R.” — H.E.R.“Gumbo Unplugged (Live)” — PJ MortonRAP FIELD Best Rap Performance:“Be Careful” — Cardi B“Nice For What” — Drake“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake“Bubblin” — Anderson .Paak“Sicko Mode” — Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae LeeBest Rap/Sung Performance:“Like I Do” — Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink“Pretty Little Fears” — 6LACK Featuring J. Cole“This Is America” — Childish Gambino“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 SavageBest Rap Song:“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, RonLaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future &James Blake)“Lucky You” — R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J.Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)“Sicko Mode” — Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)“Win” — K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels& C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)Best Rap Album:“Invasion Of Privacy” — Cardi B“Swimming” — Mac Miller“Victory Lap” — Nipsey Hussle“Daytona” — Pusha T“Astroworld” — Travis ScottCOUNTRY FIELDBest Country Solo Performance:“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” — Loretta Lynn“Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” — Maren Morris“Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves“Millionaire” — Chris Stapleton“Parallel Line” — Keith UrbanBest Country Duo/Group Performance:“Shoot Me Straight” — Brothers Osborne“Tequila” — Dan + Shay” When Someone Stops Loving You” — Little Big Town“Dear Hate” — Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill“Meant To Be” — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia LineBest Country Song:“Break Up In The End” — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)“Dear Hate” — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris,Songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)“I Lived It” — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & BenHayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)“Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves,songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)“Tequila” — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)“When Someone Stops Loving You” — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)Best Country Album:“Unapologetically” — Kelsea Ballerini“Port Saint Joe” — Brothers Osborne“Girl Going Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde“Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves“From A Room: Volume 2” — Chris StapletonNEW AGE FIELDBest New Age Album:“Hiraeth” — Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhemann“Beloved” — Snatam Kaur“Opium Moon” — Opium Moon“Molecules Of Motion” — Steve Roach“Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island” — Jim Kimo WestJAZZ FIELDBest Improvised Jazz Solo:“Some Of That Sunshine” — Regina Carter, soloist“Don’t Fence Me In” — John Daversa, soloist“We See” — Fred Hersch, soloists“De-dah” — Brad Mehldau, soloist“Cadenas” — Miguel Zenón, soloistBest Jazz Vocal Album:“My Mood Is You” — Freddy Cole“The Questions” — Kurt Elling“The Subject Tonight Is Love” — Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace“If You Really Want” — Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza“The Window” — Cécile McLorin Salvant Best Americana Album:“By The Way, I Forgive You” — Brandi Carlile“Things Have Changed” — Bettye LaVette“The Tree Of Forgiveness” — John Prine“The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone” — Lee Ann Womack“One Drop Of Truth” — The Wood BrothersBest Bluegrass Album:“Portraits in Fiddles” — Mike Barnett“Sister Sadie II” — Sister Sadie“Rivers and Roads” — Special Consensus“The Travelin’ McCourys” — The Travelin’ McCourys“North of Despair” — Wood & WireBest Traditional Blues Album:“Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here” — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio“Benton County Relic” — Cedric Burnside“The Blues Is Alive and Well” — Buddy Guy“No Mercy in This Land” — Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite“Don’t You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker) — Maria MuldaurBest Contemporary Blues Album:“Please Don’t Be Dead” — Fantastic Negrito“Here In Babylon” — Teresa James And The Rhythm Tramps“Cry No More” — Danielle Nicole“Out of The Blues” — Boz Scaggs“Victor Wainwright and The Train” — Victor Wainwright And The TrainBest Folk Album:“Whistle Down the Wind” — Joan Baez“Black Cowboys” — Dom Flemons“Rifles & Rosary Beads” — Mary Gauthier“Weed Garden” — Iron & Wine“All Ashore” — Punch BrothersBest Regional Roots Music Album:“Kreole Rock and Soul” — Sean Ardoin“Spyboy” — Cha Wa“Aloha From Na Hoa” — Na Hoa“No ‘Ane’i” — Kalani Pe’a“Mewasinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs” — Young SpiritREGGAE FIELD Best Reggae Album:“As The World Turns” — Black Uhuru“Reggae Forever” — Etana“Rebellion Rises” — Ziggy Marley“A Matter of Time” — Protoje“44/876” — Sting & ShaggyWORLD MUSIC FIELD Best World Music Album:“Deran” — Bombino“Fenfo” — Fatoumata Diawara“Black Times” — Seun Kuti & Egypt 80“Freedom” — Soweto Gospel Choir“The Lost Songs of World War II” — Yiddish GloryCHILDREN’S FIELD HISTORICAL FIELD Best Historical Album: “Any Other Way” — Rob Bowman, Douglas Mcgowan, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, masteringengineer (Jackie Shane)“At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight…” — Martin Hawkins, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various Artists)“Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War” — Hugo Keesing, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg,mastering engineer (Various Artists)“Rhapsody in Blue – The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant”  — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Rebekah Wineman, mastering engineers (Oscar Levant)“Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris” — William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven LanceLedbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:“All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn’t Do” — Ryan Freeland & Kenneth Pattengale, engineers; KimRosen, mastering engineer (The Milk Carton Kids)“Colors” — Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp & Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne,Emily Lazar & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers (Beck)“Earthtones” — Robbie Lackritz, engineer; Philip Shaw Bova, mastering engineer (Bahamas)“Head Over Heels” — Nathaniel Alford, Jason Evigan, Chris Galland, Tom Gardner, Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Tony Hoffer, Derek Keota, Ian Kirkpatrick, David Macklovitch, Amber Mark, Manny Marroquin, VaughnOliver, Chris “TEK” O’Ryan, Morgan Taylor Reid & Gian Stone, engineers; Chris Gehringer & Michelle Mancini, mastering engineers (Chromeo)“Voicenotes” — Manny Marroquin & Charlie Puth, engineers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer (Charlie Puth) Advertisement MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD Best Music Video:“APES***” — The Carters, Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers“This Is America” — Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers“I’m Not Racist” Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer“Pynk” —  Janelle Monáe, Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers“Mumbo Jumbo” — Tierra Whack Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producerBest Music Film:“Life in 12 Bars”— Eric Clapton, Lili Fini Zanuck, video director; John Battsek, Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen & Lili Fini Zanuck, video producers“Whitney” — (Whitney Houston), Kevin Macdonald, video director; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Lisa Erspamer, video producers“Quincy” — Quincy Jones Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer“Itzhak”— Itzhak Perlman, Alison Chernick, video director; Alison Chernick, video producer“The King” — (Elvis Presley), Eugene Jarecki, video director; Christopher Frierson, Georgina Hill, David Kuhn & Christopher St. John, video producers . Best Jazz Instrumental Album:“Diamond Cut” — Tia Fuller“Live In Europe” — Fred Hersch Trio“Seymour Reads The Constitution!” — Brad Mehldau Trio“Still Dreaming” — Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade“Emanon” — The Wayne Shorter QuartetBest Large Jazz Ensemble Album:“All About That Basie” — The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By ScottyBarnhart“American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom” — John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists“Presence” — Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band“All Can Work” — John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble“Barefoot Dances And Other Visions” —  Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big BandBest Latin Jazz Album:“Heart Of Brazil”— Eddie Daniels“Back To The Sunset”— Dafnis Prieto Big Band“West Side Story Reimagined”— Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band“Cinque”— Elio Villafranca“Yo Soy La Tradición” — Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral QuartetGOSPEL/ CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELDBest Gospel Performance/Song:“You Will Win” — Jekalyn Carr; Allen Carr & Jekalyn Carr, Songwriters“Won’t He Do It” — Koryn Hawthorne“Never Alone” — Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, Songwriters“Cycles” Jonathan Mcreynolds Featuring Doe; Jonathan McReynolds, Songwriter“A Great Work” — Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron W. Lindsey, Alvin Richardson & Brian Courtney Wilson, SongwritersBest Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:“Reckless Love” — Cory Asbury; Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson, songwriters“You Say” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters“Joy” — for King & Country; Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Moslely, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters“Grace Got You” — MercyMe Featuring John Reuben; David Garcia, Ben Glover, MercyMe, Solomon Olds & John Reuben, songwriters“Known”— Tauren Wells; Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & TaurenWells, songwriters Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:Anderson, Laurie: Landfall” — Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet“Beethoven, Shostakovich & Bach” — The Danish String Quartet“Blueprinting” — Aizuri Quartet“Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Concerto For Two Pianos: — Leif Ove Andsnes & Marc-André Hamelin“Visions and Variations” — A Far CryBest Classical Instrumental Solo:“Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2″ — Yuja Wang; Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)“Biber: The Mystery Sonatas” — Christina Day Martinson; Martin Pearlman, conductor (Boston Baroque)“Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26” — Joshua Bell (The Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields)“Glass: Three Pieces in The Shape of a Square” — Craig Morris“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:“Arc” — Anthony Roth Costanzo; Jonathan Cohen, conductor (Les Violons Du Roy)“The Handel Album” — Philippe Jaroussky; Artaserse, ensemble“Mirages” — Sabine Devieilhe; François-Xavier Roth, conductor (Alexandre Tharaud; Marianne Crebassa & JodieDevos; Les Siècles)“Schubert: Winterreise” — Randall Scarlata; Gilbert Kalish, accompanist“Songs of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India & Landi” — Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensemblesBest Classical Compendium:“Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush” — JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer“Gold” — The King’s Singers; Nigel Short, producer“The John Adams Edition” — Simon Rattle, conductor; Christoph Franke, producer“John Williams At The Movies” — Jerry Junkin, conductor; Donald J. McKinney, producer“Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi” — Peter Oundjian, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producerBest Contemporary Classical Composition:“Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” — Mason Bates, composer; Mark Campbell, librettist (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)“Du Yun: Air Glow” — Du Yun, composer (International Contemporary Ensemble)“Heggie: Great Scott” — Jake Heggie, composer; Terrence McNally, librettist (Patrick Summers, Manuel Palazzo, Mark Hancock, Michael Mayes, Rodell Rosel, Kevin Burdette, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn, Frederica von Stade,Ailyn Pérez, Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Chorus & Orchestra)“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)“Mazzoli: Vespers For Violin” — Missy Mazzoli, composer (Olivia De Prato) . Best Children’s Album:“All The Sounds” — Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats“Building Blocks” — Tim Kubart“Falu’s Bazaar” — Falu“Giants of Science” — The Pop Ups“The Nation of Imagine” — Frank & DeaneSPOKEN WORD FIELD Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):“Accessory to War (Neil Degrasse Tyson & Avis Lang)”  — Courtney B. Vance“Calypso”  — David Sedaris“Creative Quest” — Questlove“Faith – A Journey For All” — Jimmy Carter“The Last Black Unicorn” — Tiffany HaddishCOMEDY FIELD Best Comedy Album:“Annihilation” — Patton Oswalt“Equanimity & The Bird Revelation” — Dave Chappelle“Noble Ape” — Jim Gaffigan“Standup For Drummers” — Fred Armisen“Tamborine” — Chris RockMUSICAL THEATER FIELDBest Musical Theater Album:“The Band’s Visit” — Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari’elStachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & DavidYazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist(Original Broadway Cast)“Carousel” — Renee Fleming, Alexander Gemignani, Joshua Henry,Lindsay Mendez & Jessie Mueller, principal soloists;Steven Epstein, producer (Richard Rodgers, composer;Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” — Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, Ben Daniels, BrandonVictor Dixon, Erik Grönwall, Jin Ha, John Legend,Norm Lewis & Jason Tam, principal soloists; HarveyMason, Jr., producer (Andrew Lloyd-Webber,composer; Tim Rice, lyricist) (Original Television Cast)“My Fair Lady” — Lauren Ambrose, Norbert Leo Butz & HarryHadden-Paton, principal soloists; Andre Bishop, VanDean, Hattie K. Jutagir, David Lai, Adam Siegel & TedSperling, producers (Frederick Loewe, composer; AlanJay Lerner, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)“Once On This Island” — Phillip Boykin, Merle Dandridge, Quentin EarlDarrington, Hailey Kilgore, Kenita R. Miller, AlexNewell, Isaac Powell & Lea Salonga, principal soloists;Lynn Ahrens, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, StephenFlaherty & Elliot Scheiner, producers (StephenFlaherty, composer; Lynn Ahrens, lyricist) (NewBroadway Cast) . . . . . . Facebook . Producer Of The Year, Classical:Blanton AlspaughDavid FrostElizabeth OstrowJudith ShermanDirk SobotkaCLASSICAL FIELD Best Orchestral Performance:“Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1” — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)“Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 & Symphony No. 4” — Thomas Dausgaard, conductor (Seattle Symphony)“Ruggles, Stucky & Harbison: Orchestral Works” — David Alan Miller, conductor (National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic)“Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4” — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)Best Opera Recording:“Adams: Doctor Atomic” — John Adams, conductor; Aubrey Allicock, Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley & Brindley Sherratt; Friedemann Engelbrecht, producer (BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Singers)“Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” — Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)“Lully: Alceste” — Christophe Rousset, conductor; Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro & JudithVan Wanroij; Maximilien Ciup, producer (Les Talens Lyriques; Choeur De Chambre De Namur)“Strauss, R.: Der Rosenkavalier”  Sebastian Weigle, conductor; Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck & Erin Morley; David Frost, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)“Verdi: Rigoletto” — Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Francesco Demuro, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Nadine Sierra; Vilius Keras &Aleksandra Keriene, producers (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra; Men Of The Kaunas State Choir)Best Choral Performance:“Chesnokov: Teach Me Thy Statutes” — Vladimir Gorbik, conductor (Mikhail Davydov & Vladimir Krasov; PaTRAM Institute Male Choir)“Kastalsky: Memory Eternal” — Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)“McLoskey: Zealot Canticles” — Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)“Rachmaninov: The Bells” — Mariss Jansons, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Oleg Dolgov, Alexey Markov & TatianaPavlovskaya; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)“Seven Words From The Cross” — Matthew Guard, conductor (Skylark) Advertisement MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:“Call Me By Your Name” — (Various Artists)“Deadpool 2” — (Various Artists)“The Greatest Showman” — (Various Artists)“Lady Bird” — (Various Artists)“Stranger Things” — (Various Artists)Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:“Black Panther” — Ludwig Göransson, composer“Blade Runner 2049” — Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer, composers“Coco” — Michael Giacchino, composer“The Shape of Water” — Alexandre Desplat, composer“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — John Williams, composerBest Song Written For Visual Media:“All The Stars” — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)“Mystery Of Love” — Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens)“Remember Me” — Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade)“Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)“This Is Me” — Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble)COMPOSING/ ARRANGING FIELDBest Instrumental Composition:“Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)” — Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)“Chrysalis” — Jeremy Kittel, composer (Kittel & Co.)“Infinity War” — Alan Silverstri, composer (Alan Silvestri)“Mine Mission” — John Powell & John Williams, composers (John Powell & John Williams)“The Shape of Water” — Alexandre Desplat, composer (Alexandre Desplat)Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:“Batman Theme (TV)” —  Randy Waldman & Justin Wilson, arrangers (Randy Waldman Featuring Wynton Marsalis)“Change The World” — Mark Kibble, arranger (Take 6)“Madrid Finale” — John Powell, arranger (John Powell)“The Shape of Water” — Alexandre Desplat, arranger (Alexandre Desplat)“Stars and Stripes Forever” — John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists) . Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals:“It Was a Very Good Year” — Matt Rollings & Kristin Wilkinson, arrangers (Willie Nelson)“Jolene” — Dan Pugach & Nicole Zuraitis, arrangers (Dan Pugach)“Mona Lisa” — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Gregory Porter)“Niña” — Gonzalo Grau, arranger (Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider)“Spiderman Theme” — Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter)PACKAGE FIELD Best Recording Package:“Be The Cowboy” — Mary Banas, art director (Mitski)“Love Yourself: Tear” — HuskyFox, art director (BTS)“Masseducation” — Willo Perron, art director (St. Vincent)“The Offering” — Qing-Yang Xiao, art director (The Chairman)“Well Kept Thing” — Adam Moore, art director (Foxhole)Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:“Appetite For Destruction (Locked N’ Loaded Box)” — Arian Buhler, Charles Dooher, Jeff Fura, Scott Sandler & Matt Taylor, art directors (Guns N’ Roses)“I’ll Be Your Girl” — Carson Ellis, Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)“Pacific Northwest ’73-74′: The Complete Recordings” — Lisa Glines, Doran Tyson & Roy Henry Vickers, artdirectors (Grateful Dead)“Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” — Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll & Al Yankovic, art directors (“Weird Al” Yankovic)“Too Many Bad Habits” — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Johnny Nicholas)NOTES FIELD Best Album Notes:“Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924” — James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)“4 Banjo Songs, 1891-1897: Foundational Recordings of America’s Iconic Instrument” — Richard Martin & Ted Olson, album notes writers (Charles A. Asbury)“The 1960 Time Sessions” — Ben Ratliff, album notes writer (Sonny Clark Trio)“The Product of Our Souls: The Sound and Sway of James Reese Europe’s Society Orchestra” — David Gilbert, album notes writer (Various Artists)“Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981” —  Amanda Petrusich, album notes writer (Bob Dylan)“Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris” —  David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists) The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here! Kendrick Lamar led the nominations with eight nods recognizing his work for the “Black Panther” soundtrack, including the hit song “All the Stars” with SZA. Drake is right on his tails with seven nominations, and producer Boi-1da and Americana singer Brandi Carlile are just behind them with six apiece.Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, Maren Morris, R&B newcomer H.E.R., and producer Sounwave all notched five noms. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:Boi-1daLarry KleinLinda PerryKanye WestPharrell WilliamsBest Remixed Recording:“Audio (CID Remix)” — CID, remixer (LSD)“How Long (EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix)” — Maurizio Colella, remixer (Charlie Puth)“Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix”) — Stefan Bossems & Claus Terhoeven, remixers (Gabriel & Dresden Featuring Sub Teal)“Stargazing (Kaskade Remix)” — Kaskade, remixer (Kygo Featuring Justin Jesso)“Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)” — Alex Crossan, remixer (Haim)SURROUND SOUND FIELDBest Immersive Audio Album:“Eye in The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition” — Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, PJ Olsson & Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project)“Folketoner” — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor)“Seven Words From The Cross” — Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores,surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Matthew Guard & Skylark)“Sommerro: Ujamaa & The Iceberg” — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Choir)“Symbol” — Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround mix engineers; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround producers (Engine-Earz Experiment)PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD Best Engineered Album, Classical:“Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” — Mark Donahue & Dirk Sobotka, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)“Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 — Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)“John Williams At The Movies” — Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Jerry Junkin & Dallas Winds)“Liquid Melancholy – Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson” — Bill Maylone & Mary Mazurek, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer (John Bruce Yeh)“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)“Visions and Variations” — Tom Caulfield, engineer; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (A Far Cry) Best Gospel Album:“One Nation Under God” — Jekalyn Carr“Hiding Place” — Tori Kelly“Make Room” — Jonathan McReynolds“The Other Side” — The Walls Group“A Great Work” — Brian Courtney WilsonBest Contemporary Christian Music Album:“Look Up Child” — Lauren Daigle“Hallelujah Here Below” — Elevation Worship“Living With a Fire” — Jesus Culture“Surrounded” — Michael W. Smith“Survivor: Live From Harding Prison” — Zach WilliamsBest Roots Gospel Album:“Unexpected” — Jason Crabb“Clear Skies” — Ernie Haase & Signature Sound“Favorites: Revisited By Request” — The Isaacs“Still Standing” — The Martins“Love Love Love” — Gordon MoteLATIN FIELD Best Latin Pop Album:“Prometo” — Pablo Alboran“Sincera” — Claudia Brant“Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2” — Natalia Lafourcade“2:00 AM” — Raquel Sofía“Vives” — Carlos VivesBest Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:“Clairoscura” — Aterciopelados“Coastcity” — Coastcity“Encanto Tropical” — Monsieur Periné“Gourmet” — Orishas“Aztlán” — ZoéBest Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):“Primero Soy Mexicana” — Angela Aguilar“Mitad y Mitad” — Calibre 50“Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II” — Aida Cuevas“Cruzando Borders” — Los Texmaniacs“Leyendas De Mi Pueblo” — Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez“¡México Por Siempre!” — Luis MiguelBest Tropical Latin Album:“Pa’ Mi Gente” — Charlie Aponte“Legado” — Formell Y Los Van Van“Orquesta Akokán” — Orquesta Akokán“Ponle Actitud” — Felipe Peláez“Anniversary” — Spanish Harlem OrchestraAMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELDBest American Roots Performance:“Kick Rocks” — Sean Ardoin“Saint James Infirmary Blues” — Jon Batiste“The Joke”  Brandi Carlile“All On My Mind” — Anderson East“Last Man Standing” — Willie NelsonBest American Roots Song:“All The Trouble” — Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack & Adam Wright, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)“Build a Bridge” — Jeff Tweedy, songwriter (Mavis Staples)“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)“Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)“Summer’s End” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

PRRD accepting applications for grants and scholarships

first_imgCompleted applications are to be returned by email to the regional district by October 31st.Applications are also being accepted by the Peace River Regional District’s Economic Development grant program and the Trails Grant Program.Grant applications for the first category are being accepted from registered BC non-profit societies in the region for capital projects, events, and/or programs. The PRRD said that organizations may request up to 3 years of funding for ongoing projects/programs.Completed applications need to be returned by email to the regional district by October 15th.The Trails Grant Program is meant to provide support and supplemental funding to non-profit organizations for the development, maintenance and improvement of recreational trails within the region for public use.Completed applications need to be returned by email to the regional district by November 15th, 2018. For more info, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/services/grants/ DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District announced this week that it has begun accepting applications for several scholarships and grants which are due this fall.The PRRD said that applications are being accepted for its Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse Scholarship Program, which provides up to $5000 to 6 students.To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the final year of their nursing program and must agree on two years of employment with Northern Health within in the PRRD area.last_img read more

Trudeau stresses balancing economy environment during brief Stampede visit

first_imgCALGARY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the only way to get projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built is by finding compromise between growing the economy and protecting the environment.Trudeau was speaking at a reception for Liberal Party donors during the Calgary Stampede, where he had fewer public appearances than in past years.The prime minister took aim at his conservative opponents in his remarks to dozens of party faithful in a downtown Calgary cafe. He says these days a government can’t just dictate where a pipeline will be built like Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, did for the railroad.Earlier in the day Trudeau greeted crowds and served pancakes at a community Stampede breakfast in the riding of Calgary’s only Liberal MP, Kent Hehr.There, university student Isabelle Reynolds confronted Trudeau over the treatment of Mi’kmaq opponents of a Nova Scotia natural gas project.Trudeau told her he had been listening to concerns over the project, but Reynolds told reporters afterward she was not satisfied with the prime minister’s response.A small group of yellow-vest-clad demonstrators held anti-Trudeau signs outside the donor event.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

‘Fraudster settlement scheme’ being run: Cong

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over the British media reports on Nirav Modi and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running a “fraudster settlement yojana”. Taking to Twitter, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, “The video of fugitive #NiravModi in London shows an uncanny similarity between him & his bhai, PM Modi. Both have looted India and are called Modi. Both refuse to answer any questions. Both believe they are above the law. Both will face justice.” Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayCongress’ Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: “Fugitive Nirav Modi has been seen enjoying in London… First loot Rs 23,000 crore from banks, then run away from the country without any checks, mock the CBI and the ED, and then make a comfortable home in a Rs 75 crore flat. Modi is there, so it is possible,” he claimed. Ex-FM P Chidambaram tweeted, “When Lalit Modi stayed on in the UK, I wrote to the UK Chancellor that he should be sent back to India. Mrs Sushma Swaraj mocked me for writing letters,” he said in a tweet. Now Nirav Modi is walking on the streets of London. Will Mrs Sushma Swaraj swoop down, pluck him off the street and bring him back to India?”last_img read more

US sanctions-hit Venezuela suspends oil exports to India

first_imgBAKU: Venezuela has suspended its oil exports to India and views Russia and China as its main export destinations, the Azeri energy ministry said on Tuesday, citing Venezuela’s oil minister. The Azeri ministry issued the statement on Tuesday following talks in Baku between Azerbaijan’s energy minister and Venezuelan oil minister and president of state-run oil company PDVSA, Manuel Quevedo. “At the meeting… Quevedo said in order to prevent a sharp reduction, various measures are being implemented and diversification of the export market is underway,” the statement said. “Russia and China are seen as the main destinations because of the suspension of oil exports to India,” the statement said. The Indian market has been crucial for Venezuela’s economy because it has historically been the second-largest cash-paying customer for the OPEC country’s crude, behind the United States. Earlier this year, the United States imposed heavy sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry and has pressed India to stop buying Venezuelan oil. OPEC and other oil ministers met in Baku in talks over the weekend that ended on Monday.last_img read more

7 Bangladeshi nationals held with dollars worth Rs 5.14 cr

first_imgKolkata: Seven Bangladeshi nationals were recently arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport with a large amount of foreign currency. Officers of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) grew suspicious when the airport officials were checking bags.The money was spotted during the scanning of luggage. According to sources, on Wednesday morning, when the luggage of the flyers was being checked for a Dhaka-bound flight, the on duty Central Industrial Security Force officer had some suspicion about a few bags after he saw their images on the scanner screen. To investigate the matter, the officer decided to check the baggage physically. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter opening the luggage nothing suspicious was found. Later, during a thorough check a small false space were found at the bottom of the every luggage bag. Immediately, the bottom of the luggage bags were cut open and the Central Industrial Security Force officer found a huge amount of foreign currency inside them. Seven passengers were immediately detained and taken to the Central Industrial Security Force custody. They have been asked to submit valid documents in support of carrying such a huge amount of foreign currency. As they were not able to produce any document, the money was confiscated and all seven of them have been handed over to the customs authority. Later, customs authority arrested the accused persons. A source informed that the total amount of the seized money is valued at $7.43 lakh, which is worth Rs 5.14 crore. On Saturday morning, a Bangladeshi national identified as Alam Sah was arrested with $ 70,000 which is worth Rs 47.42 lakh. The dollars were hidden inside a false compartment at the bottom of his bag.last_img read more

A marriage that ended up with wife’s murder

first_imgNew Delhi: It all started in April 2015, when Padma Tiwari, an MBA graduate, came in contact with Rahul Kumar Mishra (a mechanical engineer) and got into a relationship. But this relationship landed both of them into police net as they were found involved in the murder case of an MNC executive, wife of Rahul, in South West Delhi.Police said that both the accused have disclosed that they studied together in Sindri, Dhanbad in Jharkhand from KG to XII and were very close friends. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThereafter, they parted their ways to pursue their higher education and was not in touch for years. “In April 2015, Padma Tiwari was added to a WhatsApp group of their school where she discovered that Rahul was also a part of that WhatsApp group,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya. He further stated that she contacted him and they came in touch again and with the passage of time, their love rekindled and they got into a relationship. Their relationship hit a brick wall when their families disagreed to their marriage. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”They tried to persuade their families but to no avail but they continued with their relationship. In January 2017, the marriage of the accused Rahul was fixed with one girl Pooja Rai, who also belonged to Sindri, Jharkhand,” the investigating agency said. Padma and Rahul wanted to marry but couldn’t do so owing to objection from the family. Rahul told Pooja about their relationship with a hope that she herself would say no to the marriage but she didn’t and the marriage went through. Rahul married Pooja on April 23, 2017. The fact that Padma and Rahul couldn’t get married because of Pooja as she didn’t say no to the marriage despite knowing about their relationship which let to hatred for Pooja. “In October 2018, on the asking of Rahul, Pooja contacted Padma to get her a job and get his CV updated. Thereafter, they started talking on the phone,” police said. In November-December 2018, on several instances, Pooja taunted Padma about her relationship with Rahul and also suspected that they are still in touch. Padma conveyed the fact to Rahul and he got angry and they decided to do something about her. Later, they hatched a conspiracy to murder Pooja. After the murder, a fake letter was kept close to the deceased in which everything was written against Pooja in order to dodge police.last_img read more

Ohio State defense will look to slow down Melvin Gordon Badgers run

Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the ball during a game against South Florida at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 27. Wisconsin won, 27-10.Credit: Courtesy of TNSWhile the Ohio State football team has lost a Heisman Trophy candidate to injury, it must prepare to take on another candidate in the biggest game of the year.Redshirt-junior Wisconsin running back and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Melvin Gordon is on many people’s shortlist for the Heisman, as he leads the country in rushing yards with 2,260 to go along with 26 rushing scores.OSU coach Urban Meyer said that while he doesn’t know much about Gordon, he has heard nothing but good things about the Badger running back on and off the field.“Obviously we understand there is another Heisman guy going to be on the field, Gordon, who (Wisconsin coach) Gary (Andersen) tells me the best thing about him is he’s a wonderful young man, too,” Meyer said Monday. “So that’s good for college football.”OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said gearing up to stop Gordon will not be an easy task.“This is as good a running back they have had, and they have had some great ones,” Fickell said Monday. “Montee Ball, James White and heck, go all the way back to Ron Dayne. I don’t know that they’ve had one as electric as Gordon. Most importantly, you can’t let him get going. We have seen, you get some of those guys going, it’s hard to get them down.”Those guys Fickell talked about include junior Indiana running back Tevin Coleman and senior Minnesota running back David Cobb who combined to rush for 373 yards and six touchdowns against the Buckeyes this season.In one game this season, Gordon managed to rush for 408 yards in a win over Nebraska, which at the time broke the NCAA record for rushing yards in a single game.Despite all his success, Gordon said there is something he has yet to accomplish in his time at Wisconsin that he is hoping to achieve on Saturday.“Since I have been at Wisconsin, I haven’t had a chance to beat Ohio State yet,” Gordon said during the Big Ten players teleconference Monday. “It’s a tough team to go up against and it would be good to have my first win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship.”Gordon, who first played for the Badgers as a redshirt-freshman in 2011, exploded onto the national scene during the 2012 Big Ten title game when he rushed for a game-high 216 yards on just nine carries, outrushing both Ball and White.While he was successful in that game, Gordon said his eyes are on the task at hand.“We can’t think about that game because it’s not Nebraska, it’s Ohio State,” Gordon said. “It’s a different team, different players, different coaching staff, we got to think about this game because it’s completely different.”Gordon added that he has watched the Buckeyes on multiple occasions, and complimented the OSU defense’s style of play.“I follow Ohio State … they are one of the best teams in the nation. They love to play physical, they don’t shy away from contact,” Gordon said. “The linebackers, they speak for themselves. They always have great linebackers there.”The man who coaches the OSU linebackers, Fickell, said the Buckeyes must not only focus on Gordon, but other aspects of the Badger offense.“The thing that they still do is they are not just one-dimensional. You still got to know that the most important thing, they are going to rely on him,” Fickell said. “They are going to run the football. He can be one of those guys that beats you. They are good enough up front to be able to give him the opportunity to do those things. It poses a lot of problems.”In last year’s matchup in Columbus, Gordon was bottled up for just 74 yards rushing on 15 carries and was held without a touchdown.The Buckeyes did, however, give up 295 yards passing to now-redshirt-junior Joel Stave, who has yet to throw for more that 220 yards this season.The Buckeyes and Badgers are set to square off at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 8:17 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Urban Meyer Ohio State quarterbacks always talking in practice

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (left), redshirt-junior quarterback Cardale Jones and redshirt-senior quarterback Braxton Miller share a laugh during OSU’s national championship celebration on Jan. 24 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen two recent Heisman Trophy candidates and the reigning National Championship starter play quarterback for the same team, things could get ugly.But at Ohio State, “it’s all positive” between redshirt-senior Braxton Miller, redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt-junior Cardale Jones, coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday.“If you watch the three of them, they’re always talking,” Meyer said.Miller — who has been in the top-10 in Heisman voting twice — was the undisputed starter heading into fall camp in 2014, but he tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder less than two weeks before the season started. That paved the way for Barrett to take the reigns of the OSU offense. After losing to Virginia Tech in his second start, the Wichita Falls, Texas, native led the Buckeyes to 10 straight wins.But Barrett ended up fracturing his ankle in the regular-season finale against Michigan, forcing him to miss the Buckeyes’ postseason run. Injury and all, he ended up in fifth place in Heisman voting.Jones replaced Barrett for the Big Ten Championship and the College Football Playoff, and picked up a 3-0 record as he led OSU to a national title.Now just three practices into spring camp, the trio is locked in an open competition for the starting job next season.Even though they’re competing every day, Meyer said the players have been supporting each other in practice.“I just happened to turn around and Braxton and J.T. are talking about football,” Meyer said. “And I saw Braxton walk up and hit Cardale, you know, tap him, ‘Nice job.’ And I just see that, that’s not common.”While the players are technically all in the race for playing time, only Jones is fully fit. Miller is still recovering from his shoulder surgery while Barrett’s ankle isn’t yet completely healed.Meyer said OSU’s medical staff has pulled back on Miller, but stressed that was for precautionary reasons. He added that Barrett has been ahead of schedule so far this spring.“J.T. is doing good, he’s doing more,” Meyer said. “I thought he would be much more limited but he’s getting every mini field and 7-on-7 rep.”As Barrett and Miller continue the rehabilitation process and Jones continues to grind, Meyer said, in general, everything is positive when it comes to his options at quarterback.“Talent, quality people, value to the program, investment in the program,” Meyer said. “Check, check, check, check.”But with all the positivity, there’s just one problem: Only one quarterback takes the field at a time.“It’s not like receiver where you can put three of them out there,” Meyer said. “That’s the only thing that’s starting to eat away at me a little bit.”Regardless of who ends up winning the battle, the Buckeyes are set to take the field against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va., to kick off the 2015 season. read more

Karius admitted that competing with Mignolet is not easy

first_imgLoris Karius has been competing for his spot in the starting eleven with Simon Mignolet and he admitted that it hasn’t been always easy as he lacked the playing time at some periods of the season.During his first season at the club, he was injured and provided a couple of bad performances which caused that he had to battle with Mignolet for his spot once again – but right now, he finally has his spot almost certain.The former Mainz keeper spoke about his situation as he said, according to Sky Sports:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It wasn’t easy. I knew after the first season where I had an injury, then went back in and played a few games, went back out and then Simon did well and the team qualified for the Champions League, I knew there was a possibility that at the beginning [of the next season], he would start again in the league.”“I just worked hard in training and then the games I had, I tried my best because you can only look at yourself and try to perform well. It’s not easy for a goalkeeper to come in and out, but that was the situation and you have to take it as it is really.”last_img read more

Conte blaims lost players for bad season

first_imgThe current Chelsea manager, who is likely to be switched this summer due to the club’s poor performance and his problems with higher management, has shared his opinion on why are they trailing Manchester City by 28 points in the Premier League.John Terry, who has been a trademark for the Blues in the past years, and has led the team to five Premier League titles, left last summer for Aston Villa. Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa, both of whom have won two titles with Chelsea, also left. According to Conte, this is the main reason the club has performed this bad – experienced players left and were not replaced, while new ones have no experience at all.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“It is only a problem of time. Don’t forget in the last two or three years we lost important players for Chelsea,” Conte shared, according to football.london.“When you lose important players with great experience and charisma and players used to winning, you lose a lot.”last_img read more

Atlanta Jamaican Association awards 13 Scholarships

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, August 17, 2017 – Atlanta – The Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA) has awarded 13 academic scholarships to students pursuing tertiary studies in Jamaica and Atlanta, Georgia.  The presentations were made at the AJA’s annual Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards ceremony held on August 12 at the Sheraton Hotel, downtown Atlanta.Of the recipients, five are Jamaican students. They are Cadell Green and Joy-Ann Mason, who attend the University of Technology (UTech); University of the West Indies (UWI) students, Tiffany Mason and Dominique Spence; and Janiqua Thelwell, who is studying early-childhood education at The Mico University College.The other eight scholarship awardees are Ghiselle Brown, Georgia State University; Stone Crews, University of Georgia; Jazz Duncan and Keyanna Ennis, Emory University; Peter Gai Groves, Florida State University; Brianna Ramsey, Mercy University; Natahlia Robinson, Kennesaw University; and Sierra Hart, Washington University.In her address, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, lauded the AJA for providing scholarships to deserving students in Jamaica and Atlanta over the past 22 years.“It is very commendable that after starting out with just two scholarships in the early days of the association, tonight, 13 students will be the beneficiaries of scholarships from your organisation,” she said.The Ambassador noted that the awards have assisted tremendously to advance the educational development of the recipients, some of whom will undoubtedly be among the next generation of leaders.   Ambassador Marks also lauded the work of the AJA, which is celebrating 40 years of service this year.President of the AJA, Alan Stewart, in his remarks said the association is pleased to assist in furthering the education of these worthy students.    “Our way of giving back to our country is to provide these scholarships to college-bound students, both here in Atlanta and in Jamaica,” he said.Mr. Stewart informed that the scholarship programme was established in 1995 to assist graduating high-school seniors of Jamaican heritage in Atlanta, as well as students in Jamaica, to continue their education.    He said that to date, the organisation has provided more than US$100,000 to students in Jamaica and in the Metro Atlanta area as well as individual awards of US$25,000 to students facing financial hardship.Mr. Stewart said next year, the association plans to provide funding for full scholarships. Applications for the scholarships are posted on the AJA website at atlantajamaicanassociation.org.During the function, lifetime membership awards were presented to Joy Booth and Alvin Thomas for giving more than 25 years of service to the AJA, while founding membership awards went to Dr. Juan Reid, Neville Barrett, Dr. Noel Erskine and Glenda Erskine.last_img read more

Justin Edinburgh rules himself out of Wimbledon job

first_imgLeyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has taken himself out of the race for the new manager job at AFC Wimbledon.Edinburgh was quick to downplay reports linking him with the job saying it’s simply because his current Leyton Orient team is doing well as they sit top of the National League after their 3-1 win on Saturday.The 48-year-old manager believes there is “no reason” for him to leave his current job to replace Neal Ardley who parted company with AFC Wimbledon in a mutual agreement last week with the club wallowing in 23rd position in the Sky Bet League One table.Edinburgh’s son knows the perfect way to pay tribute to his father Manuel R. Medina – July 16, 2019 The former Leyton Orient manager died last month after suffering a cardiac arrest, just some weeks after guiding his team back to the Football League.“That (the reportage) only comes from your team, the players and the football club doing well,” Edinburgh told Sky Sports.“I think it showed today that it hasn’t affected me. I’m more than happy with what I’m doing here at Leyton Orient. For me, there’s no reason to leave this football club.”last_img read more

Paste Launches Campaign to Save its Magazine

first_img“As a completely independent magazine, Paste has struggled for the past nine months as advertisers have decided to wait on buying ads in response to the recession,” the statement read.  “Last month, cash received unexpectedly reached an all-time low, and turned a tough situation into a short-term crisis. Rather than shut its doors, Paste is launching a reader appeal today to help save the magazine.” Readers who donate will receive exclusive tracks solicited by Paste from some of the musicians it covers.The 180,000-circ magazine said it has implemented several cost-cutting measures, including a 20 percent pay cut, leasing out office space and eliminating all “non-essential travel.”Paste is also upping its annual frequency from 11 issues to 12—but six of those will now be “mini-sized single-topic issues,” according to editor Josh Jackson. The first “mini” issue will be its June “Summer Festival Guide.” (The issue won’t appear on newsstands but will get some disribution of college campuses, Jackson said.)”We’ve traditionally been lax about ad/edit ratio,” Jackson told FOLIO:. “One downside to having an editor as co-owner is that I’m always arguing for more pages—great for readers, but not always responsible for business.”Jackson said he hopes to raise an amount “in the low six-figures” to insure Paste’s survival. Appealing to ReadersThis is not the first time a magazine has appealed to its readers to stay afloat. In 2007, the Nation launched a campaign to raise $500,000 to combat rising postal costs.Paste has experimented with other revenue-generating stunts, too. In 2007, the magazine launched a pay-what-you-want subscription campaign, similar to the rock band Radiohead. (The title added roughly 28,000 paid subscribers to its list. Over 31,000 took advantage of the pay-what-you-want offer, paying an average of $4.00 for a year-long subscription to the magazine.)In 2008, the magazine launched a “VIP subscriber” program, offering premium digital content to paying subscribers.Paste was nominated for a National Magazine Award for general excellence earlier this year. Paste, a music magazine that has launched a slew of campaigns over its seven years in print, is launching a new one—this time, to save itself.The Decatur, Georgia-based title announced late Wednesday an online initiative—dubbed “Save Paste”—to “to keep the magazine functioning in the midst of the global financial recession.”In an announcement, Paste said it has suddenly found itself cash-strapped, and in crisis-mode.last_img read more

People On the Move 7182013

first_imgDawn Sheggeby has been promoted to executive director, group strategy & development for Hearst Men’s Group. She was previously director of integrated marketing at Esquire.Grazia Mohren has been promoted to VP-marketing at BizBash Media. Mohren had been director of marketing with the company.Marc Perton will be taking on the role of executive editor at Engadget. Perton had been director of content for gdgt. TIME has announced a number of staff changes:• Michael Scherer has been named TIME’s new Washinton Bureau Chief.• Ben Goldberger becomes Nation editor at TIME.• Maya Rhodan joins the Washington bureau as a reporter.• Eliza Gray joins TIME as a reporter from The New Republic.• Jack Dickey has been named a reporter covering sports and culture.• Nick Carbone has been promoted to homepage editor.• Alex Fitzpatrick joins TIME as homepage editor.• Lily Rothman has been promoted to reporter.• Olivia Waxman has been promoted to reporter.Vauhini Vara is joining The New Yorker as business editor of Newyorker.com. Vara had previously been a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal.Sonal Dutt has been named senior features editor, digital, at People. Dutt had been executive director of lifestyle at Every Day with Rachael Ray. Steven James Snyder has been named editorial development director, digital, at People. Snyder was previously assistant managing editor at Time.com.Essence has named Aretha Busby as beauty director. She had been fashion director at Hearst.Lynn Leahey has been named as the editor of the Cynopsis flagship edition by Cynopsis Media, a division of Access Intelligence. Leahey was most recently articles director of In Touch magazine.InStyle has made multiple staff changes:• Kahlana Barfield has been named beauty director. She was previously beauty market editor with the company.• Angelique Serrano has been named beauty director. She had been senior beauty features editor there.• Erik Jackson has been named executive director. Jackson had been features editor with the company.• Amy Synnott has been named executive editor. Synnott had been beauty director at InStyle.Jamelle Bouie has been named staff writer at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Bouie was previously a writing fellow at The American Prospect.Pauline Campos has been named advice and relationship columnist at Latina Media Ventures. She had been blogger at aspiringmama.com.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Union Office Donates 4000 To Wilmington Community Fund

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Fund is enormously grateful to its friends at Union Office, a New England office supply and furniture dealer based in Wilmington.In conjunction with Hewlett Packard customers, Union Office recently held a fundraiser which raised $4,000 for the Wilmington Community Fund.Delivered with the message to “use where needed most,” Union Office graciously embraced the Fund’s motto, “People helping People,” by helping us to provide families in need of support.To learn more about how you can support the Wilmington Community Fund, click HERE.(NOTE: The above photo is from the Wilmington Community Fund.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Union Office Donates $3,000+ To Wilmington Community FundIn “Community”5th & Final Tony A 5K Set For October 12 At Wilmington Town CommonIn “Community”COMING SOON: Town Shredding Day Set For September 14, Will Benefit Wilmington Food PantryIn “Community”last_img read more