General Election 2015: Attacks on Ed Miliband 'low rent and laughable' says ...
“The World Cup, to a large extent, is just an opportunity for high street shops to 'cash in', using special offers and social pressure to create a fake group mentality – Nationalism Asda style! "Having said this, I had the opportunity, when I had the ...
April 10, 2015
AP News in Brief at 5:58 am EDT
AP WAS THERE: 'At 4 o'clock they shook hands' — the Civil War's end, as reported in 1865. EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. The video also shows a militant firing a Kalashnikov rifle at another, while men chop away the bases of some of the ...
April 3, 2015
Alajuelense 4-2 (4-4) Montreal Impact: Concacaf Champions League semi-final ...
The conditions were difficult, the crowd were hostile and the second half did see the Impact ship four goals, but the substitutions by Frank Klopas were, in the end, enough to get his men through and become the first Canadian team to reach the ...
April 8, 2015
Montana Album: Search on for missing Glasgow residents
And many eyes will be drawn to the scoreboard, a $2 million maze of electrical connections and lights that covers an area of stadium wall about the size of a football field. Not a few people will be distracted by activities of the fan-elite, the ...
March 28, 2015
A war by any other name is still a war
“So one night we slipped out undetected only to find one wall of the Embassy left standing.” In the end, General Phoumi “As far as I am concerned, he's the biggest charlatan there was.” Only what happened next came as a surprise - as their ...
March 24, 2015
Sailing to the End of the World in Patagonia
The star feature of the room was the view through a window that covered most of the outer wall: mountains, islands, glaciers. It was never less than breathtaking. Continue While large cruise ships do operate in the area, many of the waterways we ...
March 12, 2015
The All-American Rathskeller: From Prohibition To Ponies
Considering the rate at which they were imbibing, it was suggested by members of the large group that it would be in their best interest to simply buy an entire case of ponies for the table. Smith allowed it . Instead, they decided to ship a table ...
March 25, 2015
I had planned to talk with my knee surgeon about getting on snow shoes again but not having made my appointment, having missed the scheduled one -- and having broken through the snow multiple times while doing chores on Friday -- made the donning... K injured his ankle Friday night, hurrying through the dark and breaking through the snow to check on the fowl after Moose alerted us to the presence of a skunk ( yay Moose. ) and glowing eyes shined back at us in the beam of a flashlight shined from the back porch. But having injured his ankle, and being pretty sure of being able to do chores with my big feet on now that the snow has melted enough to allow the gates to open wide enough to snow shoe through, off I went. It was pretty much like always, did allow me to move about more easily AND with seemingly less stress on the knees and legs. Friday, after breaking through and needing assistance to get un-stuck, I iced the right knee for a while (long enough to knit 4 rows on my hat. dunno how long in clock time that is, but I am not an especially fast knitter) and took a dose of Tylenol. Knee felt pretty darn good all day, so I decided to do the icing again today, even though I did not feel especially swollen or painful. we did not even get them all dug and what was dug and put into bins did not get moved out of the back porch (which freezes solid even in a more mild winter) and into the back bathroom as I had planned.
Théodore Géricault’s romantic nineteenth-century painting (in the collection of the Louvre), The Raft of the Medusa (1819), based on the accounts of a handful of actual survivors, depicts the shipwreck of a French Royal Navy frigate off the coast... some writhe in the elation of hope, while others are unaware of the passing ship. Géricault's work expressed a paradox: how could a hideous subject be translated into a powerful painting, how could the painter reconcile art and reality. This collision of art and reality, (soft) human form against the (harsh) material (form), and the pushing of our very environmental limitations, was not so unlike the geography Melanie Lane’s work Merge , seen recently as part of Dance Massive... As the work drew to its climax, it was near impossible not to see Géricault’s famous painting of futility and struggle as performer Antony Hamilton, aloft a heap of human casualties and smashed-up manmade materials, brandished a makeshift sail... Part Géricault’s shipwreck slammed into the side of Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People (1830), this sensation of two paintings morphed into one and brought to life in the final moments of a dance performance at the Meat Market, Arts...
There are quite a few other crazy, early riser types out here. A large bus in the parking lot disgorges its consignment of Chinese tourists in light jackets that scurry to view a sight they have come halfway around the world to see. The yellow edge of the sun materializes from beyond the horizon. Does the setting half moon mind that it plays second fiddle to the rising sun. Does the sun even care that it has an audience. We head for the restaurant and loiter over breakfast, partaking of a second helping of bacon and additional biscuits with jam. Then, since all three of us are so totally exhausted, we go back to our rooms and take a nap at ten o’clock in the morning. The experts on this expedition say it is just too early in the day to ski yet. We snooze until early afternoon. Soon enough, rested and re–fueled with snacks and bad coffee, we re–arrange the car with all the accoutrements of our sport, drive across the street to the trailhead, and commence kicking and gliding out to Fairyland Point. I estimate that the sun is not quite over the yardarm. At Fairyland Point, we gaze at (and are part of) the Pink Cliffs, the youngest rocks and highest step on the Grand Staircase of southern Utah and northern Arizona.
Members pitch in to rebuild burned down Pattaconk Yacht Club
“As soon as it burned down, they gave us a big check.” The only items left ... building as pillars for a deck and a retaining wall. Irreplaceable items lost in the fire included an antique ship’s clock, compass binnacle (waist high stand on a ship ...
April 9, 2015
Russian cruise breaks down barriers
Our cruise ship, the M.S. Rossia, was no Caribbean ocean liner ... Along one side stands the towering Kremlin wall, along the other the dazzling GUM department store (actually, now a high-end mall). At the far end is iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, with ...
April 4, 2015
GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models, Builds Out New Options, Part 2
it's all about making big project databases available quickly, securely, and round-the-clock to team members, wherever they happen to be. Doing so has gotten especially difficult as CAD model and database sizes have exploded, making it challenging to ship ...
April 2, 2015
Your Monday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know: • Clock ... large over today’s negotiating session in Switzerland between world powers and Iran on its nuclear program. Iranian officials have backed away from a crucial part of a proposal, saying they are not willing to ...
March 30, 2015
Splash Damage puts your trigger-finger to the test in frenetic shooter Dirty Bomb (hands-on preview)
The mercenary combat title is a big one for Splash Damage ... With Terminal, you have to blow up a wall and then plant some charges in container cars. The containers have top-secret documents that one team wants to destroy and the other one wants to ...
March 26, 2015
Modest Mouse's 'Strangers to Ourselves' is a hodgepodge
It's been eight years since Modest Mouse's album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" smashed onto the U.S. charts ... After aborted sessions over the course of three years -- in Atlanta with OutKast's Big Boi and Portland, Ore., with Nirvana bassist ...
March 20, 2015
This Couple Drove A Dodge 540,000 Miles to Every County in the Lower 48
Not only have the Riehls visited every county in the lower 48, but they’ve taken a large dent out of Alaska and are planning to ship the Intrepid out to Hawaii ... over a few late night drinks in off-the-wall locations, they’ve learned a lot about ...
March 16, 2015