Trupti Desai alleges death threat ; to seek police protection

first_imgBhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai on Monday said she would be seeking police protection after having allegedly received a string of death threats since she announced her intention to worship at Sabarimala temple in Kerala following the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to enter the temple.Ms. Desai said she had received more than 200 posts of an extremely offensive nature — several among them threats to her life — since Friday last week on her Facebook page threatening her with dire consequences if she attempted to visit Sabarimala. “Since I approved of the SC verdict and announced my decision to visit the temple, I have been bombarded with a continuous stream of death threats and expletives. My fake pictures are circulating on social media in a bid to tarnish my reputation. While I have received threats in the past, the magnitude and the incessant profanities in the posts this time is appalling,” Ms. Desai told The Hindu.She said she would be requesting the Pune Commissioner of Police to grant her protection in Pune as well as during her visit to the temple in Kerala.“We have not yet fixed the date for the Sabarimala visit, but it would probably be sometime after Diwali,” she said, adding that she was undeterred by the threats, and was more than ever determined to offer worship at Sabarimala.Ms. Desai’s highly publicised temple-entry ‘crusades’ over the past few years to demolish gender barriers at shrines across Maharashtra has led to temple trustees opening the inner sanctum of the historic Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar district to women in April 2016.She had also mounted a campaign to seek entry for women in the core area of the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. Ms. Desai had written more than once to the Sabarimala trustees, demanding entry to women of all ages.“It is patently unjust to debar women for a whole month, owing to their menstruating cycle. We strongly challenge these outmoded notions of purity and deem it a gross injustice to devotees of Lord Ayappa,” Ms. Desai had said in a letter in 2016, exhorting the trustees to take “an historic decision” by ending the gender discrimination once and for all by lifting the ban.In December last year, she had announced her decision to visit the temple, but called it off owing to a potential law and order situation.last_img read more

Laxman returns to top 10 in ICC rankings

first_imgVeteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman on Sunday rose seven places to a career-best sixth in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen after playing two crucial half centuries in the drawn match against the West Indies in Bridgetown.The 36-year-old from Hyderabad, who hit 85 and 87 in a low-scoring match, has moved above compatriot Virender Sehwag and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who both lose ground in the latest rankings.The top five remain unchanged with Jacques Kallis of South Africa still leading the way ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in second postion.Sehwag and Tendulkar, who are not playing in the West Indies, have fallen back because a player loses one per cent of his ratings points for every Test he misses.The news is also good for 10-wicket hero Ishant Sharma who has broken into the top-10 of the Rankings for Test bowlers following his stellar performance here.With match figures of 41.2-11-108-10, Ishant gained four places to seventh, overtaking team-mate Harbhajan Singh in the process and making him the second highest-ranked India bowler at the moment.It was a productive match for West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards as he returned to the top-20 following an eight-wicket haul in the Test, the ICC said in a statement.South Africa leads the way in the bowling chart, too, with speedster Dale Steyn top of the list, followed by England off-spinner Graeme Swann.There was no change in the top five of the Rankings for Test all-rounders with Kallis leading the way, followed by New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Now we can beat anyone barring China: Sharath Kamal

first_imgBy Bharat Sharma Jakarta, Aug 29 (PTI) Warhorse Sharath Kamal says he can peacefully retire after winning India’s first table tennis medal at the Asian Games but he won’t. He won’t because there is a strong belief within the men’s team now that a World Championship medal is very much a possibility. After all, the team comprising Kamal, G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai beat Japan to end a 60-year-wait for an Asiad medal. “On our day, we can beat anyone except China,” Kamal told PTI as the mixed doubles competition commenced here today. It is quite a statement considering Indian players were not taken seriously at the world level as recent as five years ago. And it may seem the medal has come out of nowhere but that it is not the case. More government funding for the junior programme, a table tennis league and most players plying their trade in Europe for the last five to six years has led to this “unthinkable feat”. At the start of the year, India had as many as six top-100 players in the ITTF rankings. “It is a bronze but it feels like a gold. In 2006, I won my first Commonwealth Games gold. I had just come on to the scene. But a medal at the Asian Games feels unreal. My wife, who usually doesn’t have much interest in the game says ‘You can stop now and spend time with your kids,'” said the 36-year-old, who is still going strong after competing on the big stage for close to 15 years.advertisement He is world No 33 and could soon break into the top-30 alongside 39th ranked G Sathiyan, who was the star in the memorable win against Japan, winning his both his matches against 19th ranked Kento Matsudaira and 28th ranked Jin Ueda. Japan did not bring its best players to the Games but it was still a formidable outfit. The team lost 0-3 to South Korea in the semifinals but the scoreline doesnt suggest the fight Indians put up. “Except the Chinese, everyone fears the Indians on the ITTF tour. Because if they beat them in individual competitions, they can beat them anywhere. Even the Chinese don’t take them lightly anymore,” said India’s Italian coach Massimo Costantini. Another reason why Indians have risen rapidly is the number of tournament they play in a year. “On an average, we play about 12-14 ITTF events in a year. Six years ago, I used to play just five or six. Ahead of the Asian Games, 23 Indians took part in the Korea Open. A German player who is a friend said ‘you have got so many players in one tournament, that should be equal to our annual budget’,” said Kamal. With Manika Batra being the most prominent female face, the racket sport is on the right track in the country. Entries at national events have increased significantly, suggesting an increase in the popularity of the game. Kamal, however, feels still lot more needs to be done for the promotion of the game. “It is such an accessible sport and in India, having TT tables at home is a normal. But that mass interest in the game still has not taken to the level where badminton is. I think we just have to keep performing and hope that happens someday,” added Kamal, who think playing team event at the Olympics is very much on the cards. “If three of us can be in top-50 in the run up to the Olympics, then we have a great chance of making the Olympics,” he added. PTI BS KHSKHSlast_img read more

King, buddy: Kevin Pietersen hails Virat Kohli after India’s 500th ODI win

first_imgKing, buddy: Kevin Pietersen hails Virat Kohli after India’s 500th ODI winIndia became the second team after Australia to win 500 ODIs as the hosts defeated the tourists by 8 run in a thrilling match in Nagpur on Tuesday.advertisement Rohan Sen NagpurMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 23:52 IST Virat Kohli scored his 40th ODI hundred in the second match against Australia in Nagpur (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia has taken 963 ODIs to register 500 wins in the formatAustralia lead the list with 558 wins in ODI cricketIndia’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan in 1975India’s nail-biting win in the Nagpur ODI saw the team notch up 500 victories in one-day international cricket on Tuesday as the hosts took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against Australia.India became only the second team after Australia to register 500 ODI wins. Australia lead the list with 558 wins in the format.It has taken India 45 years to achieve the feat after playing its first game in the format against England at Leeds on July 13, 1974 in the Prudential Trophy. The nation has featured in 963 ODIs till date.India’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan against East Africa in the inaugural Cricket World Cup at Leeds on June 11 in 1975. And Virat Kohli is the latest captain under whose leadership the team reached the major landmark.Kohli himself led from the front in the second ODI as he smashed his 40th ODI hundred to help India post 250. The bowlers then stepped up and defended the total, dismissing Australia for 242 to win by 8 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium.Kohli top-scored with 116 runs and became only the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to score 40 centuries in the 50-over format.Take a bow #KingKohli #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/x5vvfXhA1dBCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Former England captain Kevin Pietersen hailed Kohli on social media after the match. “KING buddy!” Pietersen replied on Kohli’s post on Instagram.Brilliant century from Virat , outstanding death over bowling from Bumrah and Vijay Shankar holding his nerves really well in the end. Bahut badhiya jeet. #INDvAUSadvertisementVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 5, 2019Outstanding innings from Virat but really impressed by how Vijay Shankar soaked the pressure in the last over . Jasprit Bumrah’s final 2 overs for just 2 runs was a great exhibition of death over bowling. Congratulations Team India on a fabulous win #INDvAUSVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 5, 2019Your future is as bright as your faith – #500thODIwin #INDvAUS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/Co2MzbgnCuRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 5, 2019The boys are on a roll! What a way to win 500th ODI. Congratulations #TeamIndia for bringing another win home and making it 2-0. #IndVsAusSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) March 5, 2019Kohli though, wasn’t the only hero for India in the match as Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Vijay Shankar all made telling contributions in the thrilling victory.Kuldeep bagged 3 wickets while Jasprit Bumrah took two to tilt the match in India’s favour after Australia got off to a strong start before the hosts roared back into the contest with some disciplined bowling.It all came down to the final over, with the tourists needing 11 runs to win with two wickets in hand.But Shankar, who had conceded 13 runs in his first over earlier in the innings, struck twice in the first three balls of his second over and final over to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for the hosts.#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/OTkDUVG25uBCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Marcus Stoinis was the top scorer for Australia with 52 but his dismissal in the first ball of the final over snuffed out Australia’s hopes of a win in the see-saw contest. India now take a 2-0 lead into Friday’s third ODI in Ranchi.Also Read | I was waiting for this opportunity: Vijay Shankar after last-over heroics vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli on 40th ODI hundred: It’s just a number, more proud of our 2nd inningsAlso Read | India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli was the difference in the game, says Aaron FinchFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Nagpur ODIFollow Virat KohliFollow Kevin Pietersenlast_img read more

BDI Reaches New High in 2016

first_imgzoom As the dry bulk market is currently experiencing a slight recovery, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) jumped by 13 points and reached 500 points on April 6, marking the highest level so far in 2016.The Capesize index was up by 11 points reaching 477, the Panamax index was up by 23 points hitting 619, while the Supramax index increased by 3 points, resulting in 482 points.Average daily earnings for Capesizes and Panamaxes were up by USD 187 and USD 180, amounting to USD 4,027 and USD 4,940, respectively, while the average daily earnings for Supramaxes increased by USD 32 to USD 5,036.The increases come on the back of last month‘s BDI threshold of over 400, after the dry bulk industry staged a come back following BDI’s plunge to a record low of 298 points seen at the beginning of February.In an attempt to deal with overcapacity in the sector, dry bulk owners were on a demolition spree during the first quarter of 2016, according to data from Clarksons Research.In January and February alone, 111 dry bulk ships were scrapped, equalling 9.3 million DWT, BIMCO said.By the end of March, some 144 dry bulkers, equivalent to 11.9 DWT, were sold to scrap.Clarksons Research data shows that the average scrapping age for bulk carriers dropped from 33 years in 2007 to 24 years so far this year, however, due to the current market conditions, vessels built in the 2000s are now candidates for recycling.Despite the high scrapping trend, the current dry bulk market is still in limbo, as low demand for commodities transportation continues.Furthermore, according to VesselsValue the interest for building and ordering dry bulk ships has diminished in 2016, as shipyards believe they can earn more from constructing other types of ships.Only four vessel orders were registered in the first 12 weeks of 2016 despite 12-year low newbuilding prices offered from the shipyards, BIMCO said.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Former Australian spinner Robertson battling brain cancer

first_imgSydney: Former Australian off-spinner Gavin Robertson has revealed that he is battling an aggressive brain cancer and is set to begin an intensive course of chemo and radiation therapy to treat the life-threatening illness. The 53-year-old was diagnosed with primary brain cancer, otherwise known as gliobastoma, and had to undergone an emergency surgery on May 13 to remove a tumour. He now faces an intense radiation and chemotherapy programme for 18 months in his effort to contain the cancer. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun Robertson, who has played four Tests and 13 ODIs, Wednesday thanked his well-wishers for all the support. “My family and I have been overwhelmed by the incredible show of love and support from so many friends and well-wishers over the past week,” Robertson said. “It has been an emotional roller coaster, consuming each and every minute of my day, and now I am ready and able to meet this challenge that confronts me. “Thank you again for your positive messages sending me best wishes. It reminds me how fortunate I am to have made so many enduring and genuine friendships over the past 50 years. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up “I really appreciate your support, and just can’t answer all these messages right now, and kindly request that we have some privacy in the first phase of the battle ahead.” His former teammates Darren Lehmann and Tom Moody shared their wishes on twitter. Robertson made his debut against India in Chennai in 1998. He picked up a total of five wickets, including that of former India skipper Sourav Ganguly. In the four Tests that he featured for Australia, he picked 13 wickets. He also scored 57 runs in a 96-run stand for the ninth wicket with Ian Healy. The Sydney-born cricketer also snapped five wickets in the third Test of the same series against India. Robertson also played 13 ODIs, making his debut against Sri Lanka. He took 8 wickets in limited over cricket.last_img read more

Edmunds How to shop for a car when interest rates are high

first_imgIf you’re new to car buying or it’s been a few years since your last purchase, get ready for a shock when it comes to financing. Interest rates on loans for new vehicles hit an average of 6.2 per cent in October 2018, the highest since January 2009, according to Edmunds research. Used-car shoppers face an even higher rate, with an average of 8.7 per cent. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again this month.Many shoppers will be tempted to take out a longer-term loan to ease the pain of a higher monthly payment brought on by these interest rates. But this is a double whammy for your budget: You will be paying more in finance charges over the life of the loan, and it will take longer to gain equity in the vehicle.It’s easy to see why you might feel daunted about car buying in such a market. But you are not doomed to pay the maximum rates. Assuming your credit is generally in good shape, with a score of roughly 720 or higher, there are a few ways to get around today’s high interest rates.GET PREAPPROVEDThis tip applies to loans for both new and used cars. Getting a preapproval for a loan at your bank, credit union or online lender gives you a frame of reference for the financing that a dealership offers you. If the finance manager says, “This was the best rate I could secure,” you’ll have a point of comparison. In many cases, the dealership will be able to offer a better rate thanks to loans that are subsidized by the carmaker’s captive financing company.PROMOTIONAL FINANCE RATESThe majority of automakers offer special finance rates to qualified buyers. While many of the zero per cent offers that were common in the past have disappeared, some are still out there, such as a current offer for the 2018 Nissan Rogue. These offers vary by month, region and vehicle, so go to manufacturer websites to see what’s available.Even if you end up with a 2.9 per cent APR rather than zero per cent, that is a significant improvement over 6.2 per cent. Be open to exploring various vehicle brands, too. A brand that you might not have considered originally may offer better rates. You’ll also want to check the deals for both 2018 and 2019 models to see which offers better incentives.BUY A CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLEBuying a used vehicle is typically a good option for shoppers. You avoid the big depreciation hit that comes with new cars, and you usually finance a smaller amount of money. But with interest rates averaging 8.7 per cent, used cars might not be a slam-dunk bargain.Here is where certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles come in. Though CPO cars cost more than run-of-the-mill used cars, some CPO deals offer manufacturer-subsidized interest rates ranging from zero to 4 per cent, depending on the vehicle and automaker. And CPO vehicles are typically in better condition and carry a longer warranty than your average used car.CONSIDER LEASINGHigher interest rates do affect leasing, but since you only pay interest on the amount the car will depreciate, you end up paying significantly less in finance charges than if you purchased the car. Take this 2018 Honda Accord lease as an example: The car had a selling price of $27,315 after taxes and fees. It leased with a $1,000 down payment and a money factor of 0.00092, the equivalent of a 2.2 per cent APR. You would pay about $1,400 in interest over the 36 months of the loan.Compare that to a typical 72-month loan on the same car. Assuming the same down payment and the average 6.2 per cent APR, you would pay $5,264 in finance charges over the course of the loan. That’s paying more than three times the interest for twice as long.You can simplify your lease shopping by focusing on the items that matter most: the lease’s allotted miles, the monthly payment, the down payment and the lease term. Look for manufacturer lease specials and keep your down payment as low as possible.DOWNSIZE THE VEHICLEIf you had your eye on a midsize SUV or sedan, consider a compact one. Compact vehicles cost less than larger ones, which means you’ll finance a smaller amount and pay less interest over the life of the loan. In many cases, you’ll find that the space trade-offs aren’t that significant.EDMUNDS SAYS:Today’s high interest rates shouldn’t deter you from buying a car if you need one. Take time to shop for the best rate possible and be open to vehicles you might not have otherwise considered but which have very low APRs.____This story was provided to The Associated Press by the automotive website Edmunds. Ronald Montoya is a senior consumer advice editor at Edmunds. Twitter: @rmontoyaedmunds.Related links:— Calculate Your Own Lease Payment https://edmu.in/2ypP6t2— How Long Should a Car Loan Be? https://edmu.in/2uZnNr3— Low APR vs. Cash Back Calculator https://edmu.in/2R0hNHhRonald Montoya, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Moroccan National Team Wins The Arab Junior Athletics Championship

Morocco’s national junior athletics team won the 7th edition of the Arab Junior Athletics Championships, held in Tunisia from July 4- 7 at the Radès athletics stadium.Tunisia hosted the Arab Junior Athletics Championship in2015 and 2017, making this years’ championship the third in five years at the Rades Stadium.The Moroccan Royal Athletics Federation competed in 8 matches, while 10 male and 8 female runners represented Morocco in various sports. The Moroccan athletes won 23 medals, 10 gold,  8 silver, and 5 bronze.Mehdi Sefrani won the 800 meter male race, Nouhaila Rabii won the 800 meter race in the female category, while Imane Mekrazi won the 400 meter female race.The Moroccan team competed against approximately 350 athletes representing 13 countries: Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, Algeria, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Libya and the UAE. read more

Burundi faces hurdles despite progress Security Council told

In his first report to the 15-member body on the work of the UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) since it replaced the peacekeeping operation in the country at the end of last year, Mr. Ban wrote that the Government led by President Pierre Nkurunziza has made significant strides since the beginning of the year.“The improvement in relations with the media and civil society, the commitment to improve the human rights situation and fight corruption and the pledge of the ruling party’s new leadership to work in an inclusive and cooperative spirit with all political parties are welcome developments,” he said in the report.Mr. Ban also urged the Government to tackle challenges to peace in a transparent manner within the framework of the law, and called on it to engage political parties and other groups in an inclusive dialogue.He also commended the authorities’ participation with the UN Peacebuilding Commission, which was established to help countries recovering from war avoid a relapse of violence. Burundi and Sierra Leone are the first two countries chosen by the Commission, established in December 2005.However, the country, which suffered decades of ethnic conflict pitting the Hutu majority against the Tutsi minority, still faces enormous challenges.In particular, Burundi, which has been the victim of violent coups and political instability since gaining independence in 1962, has yet to implement last September’s ceasefire agreement between the Government and the country’s last major rebel group, the Palipehutu-National Liberation Forces (Palipehutu-FNL).“It is essential that this final phase of the peace process be successfully concluded without delay so that all Burundians can focus on the urgent national reconciliation and reconstruction tasks that lie ahead,” Mr. Ban noted. “The genuine goodwill of all concerned will be required to bring this about.”He commended the Government’s willingness to accommodate the FNL’s demands to move the peace process forward, and appealed to the rebel group to comply with its obligations.Although external partners – including the South African facilitation of the process and the African Union (AU) – have been key in pushing the process ahead, “the onus clearly remains on the Burundian parties to ensure that their efforts to consolidate peace are not wasted, international engagement will remain essential in order to bring closure to the recovery and peace consolidation phase,” the Secretary-General observed.He also encouraged the Government to reach an agreement with the UN to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as a Special Tribunal.“Durable peace will also depend on how Burundians reconcile themselves with the consequences of their tragic past and forge a shared future,” he stated.The death of some 300,000 people after the first free elections took place in 1993 led to increased international involvement and the establishment of the first UN mission in the country three years later. The mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Burundi, known as ONUB, expired on 31 December 2006, and was replaced by BINUB on 1 January.In a related development, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour is in Burundi on the second leg of her mission to Central Africa.Today, she met with the country’s two vice-presidents and the ministers for human rights, justice and foreign affairs. In her meetings with authorities, she discussed transitional justice, including the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Special Tribunal, the current state of human rights in Burundi and the importance of accountability and transparency.The High Commissioner is scheduled to meet with civil society representatives tomorrow and the country’s President on Wednesday before travelling to Rwanda, where she will wrap up her mission. 21 May 2007Although the Burundian Government has made positive steps to consolidate peace, the small Central African nation still faces considerable obstacles, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned in a new report made discussed by the Security Council today. read more

More than 400000 Afghan refugees returned home so far this year –

Although well below the annual rate of last year’s unprecedented return of 1.8 million refugees, this year’s total number is likely to rise significantly by the end of the repatriation season, Kris Janowski, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news briefing in Geneva. The success of this still massive repatriation has been marred by a spate of recent attacks that have killed aid workers and injured many Afghans, hindering the delivery of relief aid to some parts of the country, Mr. Janowski said. “Our office in Kunar province remains closed following a rocket attack two weeks ago in which a missile landed less than 400 metres from the premises,” he added. Aid workers operating in Afghanistan’s southern and southeastern provinces must observe strict security guidelines following numerous security incidents over the last year. Kandahar and the neighbouring Hilmand province have been the scene of several security incidents involving aid workers in recent weeks. read more

Annan intends to appoint senior relief official head of UN mission in

The Secretary-General stated his intention to name Ms. McAskie to the post in a letter to the President of the Security Council, who then forwarded the nomination to the rest of the 15 members under the “no-objection” rule.Ms. McAskie, a national of Canada, has also served since January 2003 as the Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy for the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. She was previously involved in Burundi as a member of the Burundi Peace Process, serving under the late ex-President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere.Before joining the UN in 1999, Ms. McAskie spent most of her 32 years in the Canadian Government with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), becoming Assistant Deputy Minister.In her first 15 months with the UN, she served as interim Emergency Relief Coordinator and is now deputy head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). read more

TimorLeste not yet fully selfsufficient Annan says in seeking extension for UN

Timor-Leste has made “steady progress” in its institution-building efforts over the past three months, Mr. Annan says, adding that the Government has made “considerable” efforts to address pressing issues, such as the plight of veterans, as well as prepare for local elections.He recommends that the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) be retained in the country through 20 May 2005 to help it to consolidate its gains. The Mission is currently providing assistance to the country’s justice system and core administrative structures, contributing to the development of its national police, and helping to maintain security.The report is based on the findings of a UN technical assessment mission that visited Timor-Leste in October.Over the next six months, Mr. Annan says, the UN mission will be focusing on preparations for its exit strategy so that the country would not suffer significantly from its withdrawal.UNMISET is composed of 58 civilian advisers, 150 civilian police advisers, 42 military liaison officers and a security force of some 430 military personnel, including an infantry company and air support. read more

Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump

Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday in New York. Donald Trump enters the White House on Jan. 20 just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued his combative style of replying to any slight with a personal attack _ on Twitter and in person. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File) DAVOS, Switzerland – Few people are more eager for Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia.Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by Barack Obama, they argue.Russian magnates and American investors alike are anticipating a Trump administration that removes punishing sanctions, frees up access to capital and encourages U.S. businesses pursuing profits in Russia’s vast market — regardless of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies.This may all be wishful thinking. With relations at a post-Cold War low, the Kremlin is cautious about the unpredictable new U.S. president — not least because of accusations of Russian hacking of the American election campaign.But in the business world, there’s a sense that things can’t possibly get any worse, and that relief may finally be around the corner.“Trump inspires me. He’s an entrepreneur” who puts economic benefits first and foremost, said Andrei Kuzyaev, a Russian oil tycoon who now heads ER Telecom, a leading broadband provider.Russian entrepreneurs wooed venture capital and vaunted their programming and engineering expertise at the World Economic Forum this week, with a gusto not seen in Davos in years.Vodka is flowing at Davos’ “Russia House” and the mood is upbeat — though the conspicuous extravagance of the oil boom years has given way to a more business-like mood.“Serious movement in foreign investment is just about to start,” Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Thursday.He expressed hope that Trump would work with Putin to reach an agreement on Ukraine and not “try to push it into a corner.”“Mr. Trump is a big businessman, and in business you can’t survive unless you get results. If he needs results, he can only achieve it in co-operation with Russia,” he said.While the U.S. sanctions target a relatively narrow group of individuals and state companies and don’t bar Americans from doing business in Russia, they have cost Russian businesses access to as much as $220 billion in foreign lending, and feed uncertainty about long-term investment.Craig Smith, an American whose Europa Property has operations in Russia and across Eastern Europe, said in Davos that he expects the biggest change to be in the business climate, after years of tensions over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for Ukrainian separatists.Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci met with Russian CEOs in Switzerland this week, and a delegation of U.S. executives is expected in Moscow in the coming months.Trump openly praises Putin but hasn’t spelled out a clear Russia policy. He has hinted that he could lift sanctions if Moscow works with Washington on battling terrorism, but Congress may resist.The U.S. and EU argue that their sanctions — which target primarily Putin associates, east Ukraine separatists and state-owned companies — can’t be eased without progress on a 2015 peace deal for Ukraine.And lifting sanctions wouldn’t solve Russia’s deeper economic problems, such as heavy dependence on oil prices, whose slump has wiped out a big chunk of Russia’s cash reserves. Some of the Western retreat from Russia is linked not to geopolitics but its non-diversified economy and lack of reforms.Critics of Putin warned investors against diving back into Russia’s market too soon.“Sanctions are there for one simple reason: Russia has redrawn the borders of Europe. They invaded a country for the first time since the second world war,” William Browder of Britain-based Hermitage investment fund said in Davos.“Anyone with narrow business interests about lifting sanctions is being very short-sighted,” said Browder, who made his fortune in Russia in the 1990s. His colleague Sergei Magnitsky died in police custody after investigating corruption, and Browder successfully lobbied to get U.S. sanctions against dozens of Russian officials involved in the case.Not all Russian businesspeople are eager for the Ukraine-related sanctions to disappear. Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of online retailer Ulmart, told The AP that “sanctions mobilized us” and pushed Russia to produce more of its own goods.But he, too, welcomed Trump’s arrival, hoping that it means the world stops “demonizing” Russia.Eugene Kaspersky, whose Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs anti-virus programs are used worldwide, said that he didn’t expect massive change but “maybe it will get a little better. I hope so.”Kuzyaev, who said he met repeatedly with Rex Tillerson when he was representing ExxonMobil in Russia, called him a tough negotiator and welcomed his nomination as U.S. secretary of state because of his ability to “strike a fair deal.”The “Russia House” cafe hosting events at Davos demonstrated a possible precursor of a thaw: its headline band this week is American.___James Ellingworth in Moscow contributed to this report. by Angela Charlton, The Associated Press Posted Jan 19, 2017 6:54 am MDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2017 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Met Gala Inside its hard not to step on someones dress

Met Gala: Inside, it’s hard not to step on someone’s dress NEW YORK, N.Y. – A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner.Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was standing with the show’s host, Trevor Noah, and marveling about the week he was having. Just two days earlier, he’d made a huge splash with his blistering speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and now he was at one of the most exclusive parties on the planet, rubbing shoulders (literally) with a ridiculous number of A-list celebrities, and getting praise for his performance.“It’s been an insane week,” he said. “I keep thinking, what if the other night had gone poorly, what would tonight have been like?”Like everyone, he was somewhat shell-shocked at the number of famous people present. He mentioned Matt Damon and Michael B. Jordan in particular, just two of hundreds of celebrities attending what often feels like a combination of the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tonys, plus the worlds of fashion and sports.The stars were packed so tightly together, in fact, that the major hazard of the evening seemed to be potential hem damage, from famous feet stepping inadvertently on long, delicate trains. Halle Berry, wearing a black-and-gold Atelier Versace jumpsuit, was one of those who had to stop and release her train from a stranger’s foot as she glided across the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court during cocktail hour.The evening began with invited guests making their way past the assembled media and up the red carpet — actually, blue stairs — and then into the huge entry hall of the museum, where a massive tower of hot pink and white roses, in the form of a flower, awaited them. Nobody seemed to know how many roses had been called into service. That tower and the rest of the evening’s decor was inspired, of course, by revered designer Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garcons and the subject of the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit.After climbing up the huge interior staircase, and past a receiving line, many opted to head before cocktails to the exhibit, set in a pure white setting with geometric structures housing some of the designer’s most famous collections.One of those displays had actor Ansel Elgort staring at the strange body forms dreamed up by Kawakubo for her 1997 collection “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body,” in which garments are stretched over bizarre protrusions coming from the stomach, the back, the waist or the hip.“It’s sort of a comment on what people are doing to their bodies these days. I think that may be what she’s doing here,” Elgort suggested.Some of the guests were wearing Kawakubo’s designs, known for their boundary-pushing, avant-garde nature, but not for their wearability. One of them, Michele Lamy, wife of designer Rick Owens, was wearing a red-and-pink Comme des Garcons dress that looked like a pile of unfinished strips of fabrics, somehow hanging loosely together.“Yes, she’s a visionary, she is hugely influential, but she also makes it fun,” Lamy said.Isabelle Huppert, the French film star, was wearing a Dior leather beret as she examined the garments on display. “It’s amazing, really like an art installation, not a fashion exhibit,” she said.Lucas Hedges, the young actor nominated for an Oscar this year for “Manchester by the Sea,” suggested that the exhibit felt “like a guided meditation on fashion, life and beauty.”Broadway actress Laura Osnes was experiencing her first Met gala. Wintour, she said, had come to see her new show, “Bandstand,” the week before, and suddenly invited her. There followed a mad rush to find something worthy to wear. Osnes ended up with a dramatically voluminous — in other words, huge — pink skirt with rose appliques and a long train by Christian Siriano. It was one of the more striking outfits of the evening.“I figured, who knows if I’ll be here ever again,” Osnes said.She soon found other Broadway stars to compare notes with: Josh Groban was there, as was Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo, and Andy Karl, who stars in “Groundhog Day” and famously tore his anterior cruciate ligament just before the show opened. Karl seemed in good shape, saying he was progressing well in physical therapy.Speaking of being in shape, two of the best tennis players in history were in the room. The pregnant Serena Williams was in bright green Versace — and yes, she was glowing. As for ever-dapper Roger Federer, he lived up to his reputation with a Gucci tux that held a huge, jeweled surprise on the back.“Is that a dragon?” he was asked.“No! It’s a king cobra,” he replied. Then he posed for a few more pictures, and headed into dinner. This photo shows part of the exhibit from “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons Art on the In-Between” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday, May 1, 2017. The exhibit, which begins with the glitzy Met gala and then opens to the public May 4, is situated in a blinding white space, where visitors are encouraged to follow their own route around a series of geometric structures showing highlights of Kawakubo’s work. (AP Photo/Shelley Acoca) by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2017 12:54 am MDT Last Updated May 2, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

College Footballs Bloated Bowl Season In 3 Charts

It’s a refrain almost as common as “Merry Christmas” this time of year: There are too many bowl games. While hardcore college football fans don’t mind watching, say, the Miami Beach Bowl on a Monday afternoon a full 10 days before the traditional bowlfest of New Year’s Day (guilty!), there’s also the sense that the bloated bowl season has taken away much of the meaning that used to be associated with playing in college football’s postseason.How much expansion has there been? This season will see a record 39 bowl games played, from the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl to the College Football Playoff National Championship. Compare that to 1968, when there were 11 bowls, or even 1984, when there were 18 — a total that would remain more or less static for more than a decade. But in the late 1990s (perhaps not coincidentally, when the Bowl Championship Series began), the bowl field began expanding rapidly, reaching 20 games in 1997, 25 in 2000 and 32 in 2006.In the chart below you can see the proliferation of the bowl field since 1982, the year cable television money and the departure of the Ivy League from Division I-A ushered in college football’s truly modern era:Some of the bloat is associated with an increase in the number of Division I-A (now known as the Football Bowl Subdivision, or FBS) football teams, to 128 this season from 113 in 1982. (A chunk of these new additions have come in just the past few seasons, as part of what FiveThirtyEight contributor David Goldenberg calls a “recent trend of universities starting football programs from scratch with the plan to get to Division I as soon as possible, and reap the PR and financial benefits that come with a major football program.”)But the growth of the FBS only explains a small portion of the bowl explosion. Even as a percentage of all FBS schools, almost twice as many teams will go bowling this season as did in 1996:Economically, there are pros and cons to the inflated bowl field. And these games do matter football-wise, especially to a certain subset of mid-major programs looking for exposure any way they can find it. But, as a natural byproduct of expansion, the caliber of teams in bowls has plummeted over the past three decades.Using an Elo-like estimated version of ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) pre-bowl ratings, here is the progression of the average, worst, and 25th-percentile teams in the bowl field for each season since 1982:The average rating for bowl-bound teams is barely lower now than it was in 1982, and the fact that it crested in 1996 — right before the bowl boom — suggests that there were enough good teams to support some type of expansion in the late 1990s. (Why this change took place is up for debate, though it could point to the origins of today’s ongoing trend of reduced parity between college football’s haves and have-nots.)However, the trend lines describing the dregs of the bowl field (the minimum and 25th-percentile ratings) show how much the bar for bowl entry has been lowered since that time. Bad teams occasionally made their way into bowls before 1997, but that’s now commonplace, particularly since the number of bowl entrants has grown by 39 percent since 2005.Monday’s Miami Beach Bowl thriller, between Memphis and Brigham Young, showed that less prestigious bowl games can still provide excitement for fans that bother to tune in. But it’s also fair to question whether we really need to see FPI No. 95 South Alabama and No. 97 Bowling Green (both considered to be in excess of 8 points per game worse than an average FBS team) face off in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl — as happened on Saturday. Like so much in college football, the bowls are an as yet incomplete experiment in where to find a happy medium between tradition, money-making and the role of academic institutions in the world of high-profile sports. read more

Greece gives details of Syrian passport holder linked to Paris raids

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris was registered as a refugee in several European countries last month, authorities said.Greece identified the man as 25-year old Ahmad Almohammad, from the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, and said he had entered Europe through the Greek island of Leros, where he was processed on Oct. 3.France has not publicly confirmed that the passport holder is a suspect, but Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas said French authorities had told Greece they suspected that Almohammad, whose passport was found outside the Stade de France near the body of a gunman, was one of the attackers.Mouzalas told a news conference the man had arrived alongside 198 refugees on a boat from Turkey. In Leros, the man was identified and fingerprinted by Greek authorities and given a document that allowed him to stay in Greece for six months and seek asylum there.Instead, he was registered at the border, crossing from Macedonia into Serbia, a few days later.The information is significant because, if any of the Paris gunmen turn out to have come into Europe among refugees and migrants fleeing war-torn countries, this could change the political debate about accepting refugees.“One of the suspected terrorists, A.A., who is of interest to the French security agencies, was registered on the Presevo border crossing on Oct. 7 this year, where he formally sought asylum,” the Serbian Interior Ministry said in a statement.“Checks have confirmed that his details match those of the person who on Oct. 3 was identified in Greece. There was no Interpol warrant issued against this person.”On to CroatiaA spokeswoman for the Croatian Interior Ministry said the man had been registered in the Opatovac refugee camp on Oct. 8, and from there crossed into Hungary and then Austria.“There was no (police) record about him at the time of registration and there was no reason for us to stop him in any way,” she said.However, Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck said it was only “conjecture and speculation” that the passport holder had passed through Austria.Mouzalas said Greece, which has received 600,000 migrants this year, mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, had followed all the appropriate procedures in dealing with Almohammad.“You cannot stop someone who has decided to die,” he said, showing Almohammad’s passport photo and fingerprints. “It is wrong to equate refugees with terrorists.”Since the Paris bloodshed, populist leaders around Europe have rushed to demand a halt to an influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa. Poland said it could not accept migrants under EU quotas without security guarantees.Human Rights Watch Emergency Director Peter Bouckaert tweeted that the Syrian passport found in Paris may have been fake, adding that such documents were widely available to buy in Turkey.“The answer to the Paris attacks and the possibility that one of the attackers came by rubber dinghy to Greece … is not to shut the door on those desperately fleeing war,” he said, calling for Europe to put in place a coherent asylum policy that would both help those in need and address security concerns raised by uncontrolled flows.“People fleeing war need refuge. And trying to build fences and stopping them at sea only drives them deeper into the hands of criminal gangs, and drives them underground where there is no control over who comes and goes.”Source: Reuters,Kathimerinilast_img read more

Gouttes pour les yeux attention avec certains collyres chez les enfants

first_imgGouttes pour les yeux : attention avec certains collyres chez les enfantsLes gouttes pour les yeux utilisées pour dilater la pupille lors d’examens ophtalmologiques sont à utiliser avec de grandes précaution chez les enfants, explique une publication de l’ANSM (Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé).C’est une nouvelle alerte que vient de lancer l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM). Une alerte qui concerne cette fois-ci les gouttes pour les yeux utilisées pour dilater la pupille lors d’examens ophtalmologiques, les collyres dits mydriatiques. En effet, ceux-ci présentent un “risque systémique” (qui touche plusieurs organes) chez les plus petits, révèle l’ANSM. Selon le point d’information publié, les enquêtes de pharmacovigilance ont mis en évidence “des cas graves d’effets indésirables, parfois mortels, chez des enfants ayant reçu” ce type de produits.À lire aussiGlaucome : définition, traitement, symptômes, de quoi s’agit-il ?L’ANSM précise ainsi que les enfants de moins de huit ans seraient les plus sensibles à ces collyres dans lesquels on trouve notamment de l’atropine, la substance à l’origine des risques. Il semblerait que ces substances entraînent des problèmes digestifs, des troubles neuropsychiatriques (convulsions, délire, agitation) ou encore des troubles thermiques. En vérité, les autorités sanitaires américaines avaient déjà mis en garde en octobre contre ces gouttes oculaires. L’agence française confirme donc aujourd’hui la nécessité d’utiliser ces collyres avec précaution en particulier chez les enfants.Dans son rapport, elle recommande de faire particulièrement attention au surdosage, de ne pas hésiter à réduire la taille des gouttes et de surveiller l’enfant au moins 30 minutes après l’instillation. Il faut, selon elle, également faire attention au reste de goutte qui s’écoule le long de la joue pour éviter toute ingestion et le risque que le produit passe à travers la peau du visage. Outre cela, l’ANSM émet une alerte similaire pour les sprays nasaux qui sont composés de tetrahydrozoline, d’oxymetazoline ou de naphazoline, des molécules nécessaires pour décongestionner le nez. Celles-ci peuvent entraîner des vomissements, de l’hypertension ou encore des crises de tachycardie. Des effets moins graves que ceux entraînés par les collyres mydriatiques, mais à prendre tout de même en considération.Le 22 novembre 2012 à 16:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

National City man in police custody for allegedly videotaping women inside Walmart

first_img Posted: February 1, 2018 National City man in police custody for allegedly videotaping women inside Walmart restroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man was taken into police custody Tuesday after he was caught allegedly using a cell phone to videotape women using a Walmart restroom.52-year-old Richard L. Shaw, Jr. of National City was arrested for hiding in the women’s restroom at the Walmart on 4840 Shawline Street and videotaping several women as they used the stall adjacent to where he was hiding.Police arrested Shaw when a woman realized what he was doing and notified store security.Police recovered Shaw’s cell phone and found evidence of other victims.San Diego Police detectives would like to talk to any women who used the restroom located at the back of the store on Jan. 30 between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:35 p.m., and 6 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. as they believe they were unaware of his presence and may be victims as well.Those calling in should be prepared to provide a description of the clothing they wore on Jan. 30 when they used the restroom.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Eastern Division at (858) 495-7900 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. John Soderman, Updated: 4:58 PMcenter_img John Soderman February 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Stereo Hideouts Brahms V Radiohead Fuses First Symphony OK Computer

first_img Facebook “Brahms V. Radiohead” Re-Composes History stereo-hideouts-brahms-v-radiohead-fuses-first-symphony-ok-computer Steve Hackman performs his orchestral mash-up of the two innovative works created over a century apart at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre in New YorkNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 21, 2018 – 1:08 pm In an era where artists are as liberated as ever to blend genres, there are few combinations left unexplored, a fact that makes Steve Hackman’s Stereo Hideout presentation of “Brahms V. Radiohead” all the more novel. With the help of a 55-piece orchestra and three fantastic guest vocalists, Hackman gave a one-night-only performance of the piece at the majestic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 19.As the show’s re-composer, arranger and conductor, Hackman created a musical monster, melding Johannes Brahms’ iconic romantic masterpiece “First Symphony” with Radiohead’s electro-rock watershed album, OK Computer, which won for Best Alternative Music Performance and was nominated for Album Of The Year at the 40th GRAMMY Awards.Before getting to the main event, Hackman treated his audience to a dynamic first set full of bold musical reinventions. One of the highlights was Hackman’s daring treatment of what he called one of his favorite Radiohead songs, “Idioteque,” from Kid A, the GRAMMY-winning 2000 follow-up to OK Computer. Drafting from the song’s scrappy, pulsating rhythms, Hackman made full use of his orchestra to flesh out something new from the familiar melodies, an accomplishment he’d make time and time again over the course of the evening.Hackman also brought out special guests, Time For Three, an uber-talented trio of musicians who have created an all-new vehicle for connecting classical music with modern pop and vice versa. They performed a song Hackman wrote for them called “Vertigo,” leaving the crowd stunned by their virtuosic showmanship.The night’s first half showcased Hackman’s versatility, ambition and collaborative aptitude, working in everything from traditional rock band instrumentation, an incredible guest rapper and his own adept singing, all joining in with the orchestra seamlessly enough to make it work, but imaginatively enough to make the audience understand they were witnessing something unique.After intermission, and before the main program of “Brahms V. Radiohead” commenced, Hackman encouraged the audience to think differently about what they were about to hear.”A lot of people would say that music like this doesn’t belong together, possibly, and they would say there are barriers between these musics, and they’re categorized into sort of artificial different camps,” said Hackman. “In my mind, and I think in the mind of many of the musicians on this stage, those barriers are artificial, and they’re in our minds, and if you can’t see them, are they really there? Something to think about as we play ‘Brahms V. Radiohead.'”From the opening notes of “Airbag,” the symphonic treatment of Radiohead’s material felt familiar and melodic, and as Brahms’ “First Movement” entered, the timbre of the orchestra promptly melded the two works sonically, setting the stage for an hour of drifting back and forth between styles, genres and eras. Stereo Hideout’s “Brahms V. Radiohead” Fuses “First Symphony” & ‘OK Computer’ News center_img Email Stereo Hideout’s “Brahms V. Radiohead” Hackman led a gorgeous version of “Paranoid Android” that barreled from its soaring melodic beginning into one of the night’s most cathartic moments, with strings swelling, percussion pulsing and the vocals devolving into near-screams before the entire orchestra opened up into the song’s dreamy outro. The song felt at home in the hands of the classical format.The orchestra also took naturally to Hackman’s rich arrangement of “Exit Music (For A Film),” and the three incredible featured vocalists — Kéren Tayár, Andrew Lipke and Will Post — cascaded through the three-part vocal harmony of “Karma Police” with commanding skill. While Brahms’ material may have been more of a natural fit for the orchestra, it was interweaved into OK Computer as to take on its character without losing any of the composer’s original passion and care.In fact, Hackman spoke about how Brahms painstakingly composed his first symphony, taking more than two decades to carefully craft it under heavy influence from Ludwig van Beethoven and the pressure of being heralded as his successor.”You can hear that pressure woven into every note in this symphony,” said Hackman. “In Radiohead’s case, the themes of OK Computer, they talk about how as the world becomes more digital and the world becomes more connected as far as information goes, we actually become more disconnected. They talk about emotional isolation. They talk about disasters politically at that time, and again, every lyric and note is channeled with those energies, so I think you’ll find that they really have that in common, so the marriage is really possible.””I find that both of these musics are innovations within convention.” — Steve HackmanHackman and Stereo Hideout have built a reputation for connecting composers of the past with the pop music of today, including compositions such as “Bartók V. Björk,” “Copland V. Bon Iver” and “Beethoven V. Coldplay,” all aimed at changing the way we listen to and understand music in the context of history.”Stereo Hideout is all about originality, boldness, virtuosity, and disruption,” says Hackman. “It is its own new hybrid strand of music informed by masterpieces of the past but electrified by the techniques of today.”Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the newly remodeled King Theatre — complete with its soaring curved ceilings, ornate walls, gorgeous wood paneling, and a glazed terra-cotta ornamental façade — “Brahms V. Radiohead” provided music fans a new way of listening to two of history’s greatest musical works outside the confines of their places on a timeline. Hackman re-composed and compiled something so creative and special yet so natural and real.And if Brahms and Radiohead aren’t your thing, don’t worry, Stereo Hideout have you covered.”We will be back in the fall with Stereo Hideout,” says Hackman. “Tchaikovsky versus Drake.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter last_img read more