Enforcement notice served on illegal Mountrath encampment

first_img Twitter Enforcement notice served on illegal Mountrath encampment Home News Council Enforcement notice served on illegal Mountrath encampment NewsCouncil Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Previous articleElection Diary: Rural Ireland, Portlaoise Hospital and INTO forumNext article‘We’re still waiting’ – Portlaoise Hospital committee voice ‘extreme disappointment and frustration’ John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. TAGSCllr James KellyLaois County CouncilMountrath By John Whelan – 28th January 2020 GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest News Mountrath Laois County Council have confirmed that they have served an enforcement notice on the illegal encampment of caravans at Shannon Road in Mountrath.The notice was served by the local authority on Monday, of last week, January 20. Under due process the subject of the notice has two weeks in which to reply in the first instance.That deadline will therefore expire on Monday next, February 3.The clarification around the enforcement notice, the time-frames involved and the process thereafter was sought at the January monthly meeting of Laois County Council yesterday (Monday).The issue was first highlighted by Cllr James Kelly who also received support for his concerns from Cllrs Conor Bergin and John Joe Fennelly.Cllr Kelly claimed that the town of Mountrath was “under siege and in lockdown” due to the influx of a convoy of caravans onto a private site on Shannon Road.The meeting of the local authority heard allegations that local residents felt intimidated and were in fear of going up the town or socialising. Local pubs had closed their doors and other businesses were also being affected. Elderly residents are afraid to stir outdoors.Concerns were also expressed about sanitation, noise, fire hazards and health and safety. Eye witness accounts that there are at least 12 caravans and assorted vehicles with generators after setting up on the site.There is a noticeable increased Garda presence in the area.The new Director of Services for Planning at the Council, Mr Joe Delaney noted that it was accepted that the local authority officials had acted fairly quickly once the matter was brought to their attention.“The process is that we normally investigate these issues and we did so in this case and acted fairly quickly. The enforcement notice was served last Monday and the subject has two weeks in which to reply.“If they do not act on it and if there is no co-operation then will go to court at the next available sitting. We will prepare to have a case ready if required and continue to follow the matter up through the planning and legally and any other avenues open to us.”Cllr Kelly queried that if the land owner doesn’t reply or if there is no engagement then the matter goes to the Circuit Court?“I would hope that those involved will respect the judicial process and the enforcement notice in the first instance. We will continue to liaise with our legal advisers and take cognisance of the process that is underway,” outlined Director of Services, Mr Delaney.Cllr Kelly observed that notwithstanding the prompt response by the local authority officials the entire process is extremely slow. He said that based on 191 such complaints received in 2019, only 12 of them were enforced within the courts.“As we speak the situation there is getting worse as more and more caravans are going on the site. People are very worried,” he cautioned.See Also: Pubs closed, elderly in fear, community under siege in Mountrath  Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

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Laois man set to run 21 miles this weekend in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland

first_img A Laois man is set to run 21 miles this weekend in a bid to raise funds for Spinal Injuries Ireland.Portlaoise’s Aengus Burke will take on the feat on Saturday June 21.A coach with Portlaoise AFC, Aengus will begin his run at 10am from Rossleighan Park.Aengus explained: “I know the consequences of a spinal injury and appreciate the work done by Spinal Injuries Ireland.“I suffered a spinal injury in 1984 but luckily made a full recovery, others are not so lucky.“I’m inspired by the work of Spinal Injuries Ireland and wanted to support them by raising money.“The more people that know about Spinal Injuries Ireland, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.”Aengus’ route will bring him back around to Rossleighan every 22 mins or so and he will do a lap of pitches on each loop. Laois man set to run 21 miles this weekend in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMoment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football memories from 2011Next articleLaois trained horse gallops to victory in The Curragh as racing resumes Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. At the same time, the lads on his U-16 team will meet and knock the ball around for the duration of the run while joining Aengus on the laps of the pitch also.Some of the other juvenille teams are also going to join in on a structured basis complying with Covid-19 regulations in the process. WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Home News Laois man set to run 21 miles this weekend in aid of… News By Alan Hartnett – 16th June 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest TAGSAengus BurkePortlaoise AFCSpinal Injuries Ireland News Aengus has already raised more than €700 and you can donate further to him by clicking this link. SEE ALSO – Doubts over the future of Portlaoise Leisure Centre as staff meeting called Twitter Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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[Kim Jong Il’s Virtual Interview ①] “Treat Us as a Nuclear…

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest [imText1]Generally, most of people have two misconceptions or prejudices related to Kim Jong Il. One is that Kim Jong Il always has lived indulging in luxurious pleasures such as girls, alcoholic drinks and sprees. It is true that Kim Jong Il’s life has been debauched. However, political defectors who were once the closest figures to Kim Jong Il consistently say, “At the same time, he has been seeking to maintain his system.” Hwang Jang Yop, a former international secretary of the Chosun worker’s party, had even mentioned, “Kim Jong Il deserves to get a gold medal at least in his strategy of autocratic rule.”The other is that Kim Jong Il is a thorough, scientific and calculating character. Therefore, usually certain North Korean actions tend to be construed as some long thought out actions. To a certain degree, North Korea’s actions undoubtedly come from calculation, but most are improvised. This is derived from Kim Jong Il’s improvising personality. South Korea considers the impulsive actions and judgments too seriously, and is disturbed by them as if they have some meaning. Kim Jong Il is just the person who enjoys such disturbances.During the past few years, various issues related to North Korea, such as nuclear issues, kidnapping of foreigners, counterfeit money, drug smuggling, sales of WMD have consecutively popped up. To detect North Korea’s direction quickly and correctly, we have to first penetrate Kim Jong Il’s thoughts.In this context, the DailyNK planned ‘Kim Jong Il’s virtual interview’ as a new year special. [The first story of the virtual interview]The fact that Kim Jong Il enjoys surfing the internet is widely known. By passing on a questionnaire to a sectary’s office, we requested that Kim Jong Il himself fill out the answers instead of just signing his name on what one of his principal members filled out. Plus, we asked him to frankly reply to the questions without being formal. Questions covers all of the North Korean issues, such as 1. the nuclear issue, 2. relationship between the two Koreas, 3. human rights, 4. issues related to the Chosun worker’s party, 5. North Korean economy, 6. international criminals, 7. economic sanctions, 8. reformation and liberalization, 9. the successor issue, 10. Kim Jong Il’s private life. Q: The nuclear issue of North Korea has gotten a great deal of attention from the world. What is the original reason you started nuclear development and what is your plan to solve this problem hereafter? For a long time, we have researched and developed nuclear weapons. There has been no case in history where a nuclear state had been attacked. If I have nuclear weapons, then nobody could irritate and attack us. That’s the only reason for it. If the U.S. accepts my system, I will have no reason to develop nuclear weapons. However, even if the U.S. accepts my regime system as a ‘normal state’, because the circumstances could change at any time, I must retain the nuclear weapons as much as necessary. Thus, my answer is that the U.S. should accept my system. Otherwise, I will persist in my request until the U.S. Bush administration is changed. Q: The South Korean government overestimates the relations between North Korea and South Korea as being successful and claims that this year the two Koreas’ relations should be improved to a higher degree. Kim Dae Jung, a former president, is expected to visit North Korea as well. Could you evaluate the two Koreas’ relations and reveal this year’s plan?Now is great for me: no less and no more than now. I do not want to be a ‘unification president’. Also, I know I could not be the one. This status quo is completely acceptable. Now the South Korean government officials fully help me out, and I know what they desire. If we cooperate closely, it would be mutually helpful. The problem is a power change, so I instructed the South Korean government to prevent it from occurring. As well as that, I sent an instruction out that this year the phrase “break down the conservative cooperation” should be posted on the New Year Cooperative Columns. Currently, my fellows working at the General Management towards South Korean Economic Affairs in the government building, No. 3 has worked so efficiently. I deeply appreciate Kim Dae Jung’s help. Maybe his help would be fair, because it is a way of returning the favor of me assisting him being granted a Nobel award.Q: The interest of the international society regarding the North Korean human rights issue has been higher. Last year, not only did the U.S. enact the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and the U.N. pass the North Korean Human Rights Resolution, but also the European Union is expected to hold the International conference on North Korean Human Rights. What is your plan of response against them? Could I have your opinion on the current North Korean human rights, as well?Human rights is an issue only the rich can mention. Human rights are not necessary to reactionaries. Rather, because I treated them severely, I have been able to maintain my regime. From now on, it will hardly be changed. It is because the people are bound to presume upon my patience and kindness. I have realized that I must not give any opportunity to the people, watching the socialist states in Eastern Europe collapse. Did you know, Ceausescu, a Rumanian, was killed in misery? The only way for me to avoid being killed in such misery is just spurring the people. I think it is undesirable to talk about more. Q: The Chosun worker’s party convention has not been held for 25 years and the Center of the Party has not had any conventions for 12 years. Moreover, the Center of the Party military conventions have not been held for 12 years. Some people say that the Chosun worker’s party does not function anymore. Is there any plan to normalize the party system and to rearrange positions of senior Party members? The party is just for form, and in practice purports maintaining my regime. It is good for me only if my instructions are well conveyed and implemented. Over the past 10 years, I have overcome many desperate situations. The key secret was the very military force, the military-first politics. I have formulated the efficient, manifest command system that contents me. If necessary, later I will hold party conventions. I have no reason to do it now. I will think about it after surmounting the quarreling obstacle the U.S. provided.Q: Last year you forced some international aids organizations such as the WEP to withdraw out of North Korea. You even denied receiving humanitarian aid. However, the lives of the North Koreans are still in difficulty. Do you have any outstanding idea to guide the North Korean economy?It is good enough for the people to be fed just enough not to die of starvation. Kim Il Sung, Suryeong, had always said to me, “Do not care about the economy too much.” The priority is in maintaining the present regime, and the people will find their ways for themselves. Forcing international organizations to withdraw…. I did so because they are so picky with the little help they give. The South Koreans and the Chinese only give us, not asking for anything. Isn’t it so cool? If you want to provide us with something, then do it that way. Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News center_img By Daily NK – 2006.01.15 10:34am News News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China [Kim Jong Il’s Virtual Interview ①] “Treat Us as a Nuclear State”- No Human Rights to Reactionarieslast_img read more

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Investors Group adds three new equity mandates

Investors Core Canadian Equity Fund and Class and Investors Core U.S. Equity Fund and Class are designed as primary holdings within a portfolio and will reflect the broad Canadian and U.S. markets respectively. IG Putnam U.S. Growth Fund and Class will primarily have exposure to equity securities of large U.S. corporations that have above-average growth prospects. The new funds are available for sale commencing Monday, November 28. Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite Investors Group has received regulatory approval to launch three new equity mandates, the company said Monday. The new mandates are Investors Core Canadian Equity Fund and Class, Investors Core U.S. Equity Fund and Class, and IG Putnam U.S. Growth Fund and Class. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Keywords Fund launchesCompanies Investors Group Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF IE Staff BMO to launch six new mutual funds Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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Ford Mustang arrives to an already rabid following in New Zealand

first_imgApproximately 2,500 to 3,000 privately imported LHD Mustangs are currently in New Zealand, ranging from 1964 upward, and many of those brought here in the early 1960s and ’70s are still around, and regularly seen at club shows and Mustang conventions. Parts and service support is surprisingly good; aside from all the specialist suppliers internationally, there are several New Zealand-based Mustang shops offering both original and reproduction parts. And model years 1964 to ’73 share parts with the Australian Falcons. Over the course of two weeks we gradually worked our way down the North Island’s coastline, ferrying our Mustang  across the Cook Strait to Picton, South Island. Thus far, we’ve spotted only a couple of vintage Mustangs, but thanks to N.Z.’s lack of tariff on Japanese imports, we’ve seen some truly odd and well-preserved JDM vehicles. Nissan Skylines and Toyota Supras, so prized in North America,  are common here.  New Zealand has some of the world’s most spectacular driving roads. The Southern Alps and Kaikoura mountain ranges form a 500-kilometre spine through the South Island with breathtaking snow-capped peaks, plunging fjords and enormous glaciers. Our route took us over the famed Targa New Zealand Rally’s Crown Range, through the infamous Devil’s Staircase and over the Crown Range Pass.  It’s a driver’s paradise of never-ending switchbacks, glorious vistas, spectacular coastlines and almost non-existent traffic. At nearly $2.00 per litre here, fuel cost was the deciding factor in choosing the four-cylinder Ecoboost Mustang over the hairy-chested V8 GT. But the entry-level Mustang was far from disappointing; the lighter nose proved a distinct handling advantage over the narrow roads and hairpin turns. And it’s important to note that the 310-horsepower, 2.3L turbocharged four has 38 more horsepower than the original ’64 Mustang’s most powerful V8. The twin-scroll turbo-charged mill has a broad, flat torque curve so there’s a ready supply of power. RELATED CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – We’d just picked up our 2017 Ford Mustang in Auckland, NZ, about to embark on an epic 5,000-kilometre road trip – and already we were turning heads.  The first couple of honks and cheers we accepted with delighted grins; after all it was a sunny day and we were highly conspicuous in a bright red sports coupe. But the amusement soon turned to puzzlement; sure, the Mustang is one of the world’s favourite sports cars but it’s not exactly exotic, is it?As it turns out, yes it is. At least here in the Southern Hemisphere, on the other side of the earth from where the Mustang originated, it is a very rare car indeed. Although its been an integral part of the North American cultural fabric since 1964, the Mustang has never been sold here in New Zealand.That is, until now. Ford’s iconic pony car finally made its debut here last year, more than 50 years after the first Mustang rolled off the production line in Detroit.   advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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Garry’s own 1964 260c cubic-inch V8 – the oldest Mustang in New Zealand – is also one of the oldest examples in the world. Built on April 6th, 1964, just eleven days before the Mustang’s initial launch, the white notchback was car number 8,425 of 400,000 built that year. Owned for 40 years by Denise Monti, a famous Las Vegas acrobat, the car was finally imported to New Zealand where Garry purchased it in 2004.  Fifty years after rolling off the assembly line, the car has only 51,000 miles and rides on the same whitewall tires it wore in the showroom. Forbes Gourley’s green 1967 Fastback is a dead ringer for the car that Steve McQueen thrashed on the hills of San Francisco in 1968’s Bullitt.  Brought into the country by a serviceman stationed here in 1968, the moss green Mustang boasts a 289 V8 and C4 automatic transmission, an ivory gold interior and has 98,000 original miles. It’s flanked on one side by Sharyn Busch’s special edition ’68 convertible in Playboy Pink with white interior, and on the other by Barry Fairbrass’s Grabber Orange ’70 Mach 1.While our 2017 Mustang Coupe was the only one of its kind in attendance and therefore attracted considerable attention, most of the members admitted they weren’t interested in buying one. It seems the cachet of owning a LHD vehicle far outweighs being one of the first to own the new Mustang – at least among this crowd.   Trending in Canada As for the rest of New Zealand – and indeed the world over – the Mustang became in 2016 the best-selling sports car on the planet. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Overlooking Queenstown, Crown Range in New Zealand. center_img See More Videos Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The sixth generation model marks the very first time the car has ever been produced for the right-hand-drive market.  For now, that represents only 5 per cent of the cars built at Ford’s Flat Top Michigan plant, and prospective buyers in New Zealand, Australia, Britain and Japan face up to a year’s wait.Yet New Zealand ranks second only to the United States as having more Mustang owners per capita than anywhere else in the world. New Zealanders, a.k.a. “Kiwis” have been enthralled with the Mustang since the first one was imported for racing in 1965. A Shelby Trans Am Mustang brought over the following year competed across the country, eventually winning the NZ championship. Thus began the Kiwi love affair with the pony car. The first imports were heavily restricted and had to be granted special permits, available only to motorsport competitors, returning servicemen and wealthy collectors who could afford the prohibitive sales taxes. American military stationed in Christchurch for the U.S. Antarctic program also brought a few cars with them. These early cars were highly prized for their scarcity, and although restrictions gradually eased, the demand far exceeded the supply of available cars.But new regulations for private motor vehicle imports introduced in the mid-2000s required most left-hand-drive (LHD) vehicles to be converted to right-hand drive (RHD) before they could be driven on New Zealand roads. This was an enormously expensive prospect – costing upwards of US$40,000 for a single vehicle. Fortunately, there are a number of exemptions to the rules; including specialist vehicles, motorsports vehicles, and “special interest light vehicles” that are at least 20 years old, or manufactured as two-door coupe or convertible in annual volumes of less than 20,000 units.  Only 500 permits are issued per year for vehicles meeting those requirements. Needless to say, the NZ$175 permits are in great demand, and many new owners find themselves storing their collectibles until the following year when they can apply again.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Miles of uninterrupted coastline on South Island’s Route 6 in New Zealand. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSFordMustangCoupeLifestyleNew VehiclesPeopleAsiaAucklandAustraliaCars and Car DesignChristchurch (New Zealand)Cook StraitCoupesCulture and LifestyleDenise MontiDetroitEast AsiaEuropeForbes Media LLCFord MustangGarry JacksonJapanKaikoura RangesLas VegasNew ZealandNorth AmericaOceaniaSan FranciscoSouthern AlpsSports CarsSteve McQueenToyota SupraU.S. Armed ForcesUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern Europelast_img read more

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CU Wizards 'Go With The Flow' To Kick Off Fall Series Sept. 18

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editors’ Note: Photographers are welcome to attend the show. Audience members will be asked to help weigh objects in air and water and create strange fluids from household items during the first CU Wizards show of the fall semester on Sept. 18 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. CU-Boulder faculty members Janet deGrazia of chemical engineering and Jean Hertzberg of mechanical engineering will present “Go With The Flow” at 9:30 a.m. in Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry Building room 140. The presentation illustrates the mysterious properties of several fluids, some of which move very slowly and others that move at supersonic speeds. The CU Wizards series is an annual, nine-month-a-year program that introduces audiences to astronomy, chemistry and physics. Though intended primarily for students in grades five through nine, the shows are educational and entertaining for people of all ages. For more information about CU Wizards call (303) 492-6952 or visit http://www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/wizards/cuwizards.html. Published: Sept. 7, 2004 last_img read more

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World-renowned Takács Quartet names new 2nd violinist after founding member retires

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Harumi Rhodes“We are thrilled that Harumi has accepted our invitation to join the quartet,” the members of the quartet said. “She is a wonderfully versatile violinist and chamber musician, and we greatly look forward to working with her.”As colleagues at the University of Colorado, the members of the Takács have had many opportunities to play with Rhodes in different combinations. In the summer of 2016, she performed with the quartet at the Ravinia Festival and for Austin Chamber Music.“Immersing myself in a life of string quartet playing is a dream come true,” Rhodes said. “I have been a fan of the Takács Quartet for as long as I can remember. It is with great excitement that I join Ed, Geri, and András in taking the quartet’s vision into the future.”Rhodes has been at the College of Music since 2015. Before that, she served as head of strings and chamber music at Syracuse University and assistant violin faculty at the Juilliard School. An avid supporter of contemporary music, Rhodes has been actively involved in commissioning and premiering new works.“It’s a significant testament to the strength of our faculty that the quartet looked to one of our own in seeking Károly’s replacement,” Shay said. “Harumi has displayed such tremendous talent and thoughtfulness in her solo and chamber performances, while establishing herself as a profoundly committed teacher.”Rhodes will join the quartet for the second half of its Boulder concerts on April 29 and 30, performing Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” with CU Boulder colleagues Erika Eckert and David Requiro. She will be fulfilling all of the quartet’s engagements from then onwards.For ticket information and to see a full listing of upcoming Takács Quartet concerts at the College of Music, visit cupresents.org.Tags:EventsFacultyGivingStrings The Takács Quartet welcomes violinist Harumi Rhodes (far right) to its ranks on May 1, as founding member Károly Schranz retires after more than 40 years. Photo courtesy Glenn Asakawa.After a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years, founding second violinist of the Takács Quartet Károly Schranz will retire from the Grammy-winning chamber ensemble effective May 1, 2018. CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Harumi Rhodes has been appointed the new second violinist.“Károly brought extraordinary abilities to the group,” said the members of the quartet. “We were all inspired by his lively, characterful playing and imaginative approach to music.”The other members of the quartet are Edward Dusinberre, first violin; Geraldine  Walther, viola, and András Fejér, cello.“Individually, I have learned a huge amount from Károly and will always be profoundly grateful for the support he gave me after I joined the quartet,” Dusinberre said. Published: Feb. 22, 2018 • By Jessie Bauters Károly SchranzSchranz came to Boulder in 1986 when he and the other original members of the quartet, Gábor Takács Nagy, Gábor Ormai and Fejér, became artists-in-residence at the College of Music. In addition to a prolific international performance career, the group has developed a deep connection with the College of Music and the Boulder community, performing in a regularly sold-out concert series and helping guide future musicians through the college’s Graduate Quartet Program.“How proud we are to be able to call the members of the Takács Quartet colleagues and friends,” said CU College of Music Dean Robert Shay. “They’ve contributed in so many ways beyond their highly popular concert series, steadily guiding students toward bigger and better things.”Schranz has received awards from the Hungarian Government of the Knight’s Cross and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. As a member of the Takács Quartet, he was awarded one Grammy and four nominations, several Gramophone Awards, as well as other awards of excellence. In 2012, the ensemble became the first associate artists of the Wigmore Hall, receiving the Wigmore’s prestigious Gold Medal in 2014.Schranz plans to continue an active career as a chamber musician and teacher.The members of the Takács Quartet are delighted to welcome Harumi Rhodes as their new second violinist.last_img read more

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Afternoon Brief, June 25

first_imgPinterest Facebook Email Trending Story:Stage is set for another good Napa Valley wine grape cropBy mid-June the stage had been set for a good balance of proper grape ripening and adequate yields this year in the vineyards of Napa Valley…Today’s News:Wine Enthusiast Reveals America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2014Wine lovers, look no further! Wine Enthusiast s annual August Restaurant Issue, dedicated to announcing Americas 100 Best Wine Restaurants of the year, officially hits newsstands this week…Treasury Wine flags $260m writedownTreasury Wines will book an impairment charge of up to $260 million in fiscal 2014 as it looks to draw a line under a troubled 12 months with a new business model…American wines celebrate U.S. heritageThe Fourth of July is quickly approaching. Images of fireworks, hot dogs and the beach flash in my mind. Thoughts of red, white and blue clothes, decorations and images are prevalent…Coravin Tackles Safety ConcernsWine has steadily gained popularity in last 40 yearsFoley Family Wines Plans New Zealand Stock Exchange Main Board MoveCalifornia bill would let winemaking students under 21 taste their workBarolo vineyards get UNESCO World Heritage statusWater is the wild card in this year’s game plan for San Joaquin Valley wine grape growersBurgundy needs two strong harvests to ease stocks and pricesWinemaker wins bitter court battle over Ontario icewineThe Wine Business Innovation Summit to host session at Digital Wine Communcations Conference 2014Wine columnist Roy Williams revisits the red wine controversy‘Alcoholic’ two-year-old given wine to keep quietSupplier News:VingDirect and VinNOW Offer Free Version of VingDirect’s Tasting Room DashboardOrchestra Software joins Firestone Walker on Beer Industry Tech Symposium Panel, NapaIntroducing Burkert’s Full Bore Sanitary MagflowmeterAnchor Co-Inoculant Bacteria Reduces Malolactic Fermentation Time and Improves QualityUvation Wine Tours Announces New, Expanded Agreements With Wine Country DestinationsVA Filtration Opens an Office in Paso RoblesTake Control of your Fulfillment ProcessesFleetwoodGoldcoWyard Receives Distinguished Robotics AwardNew tool for collecting tasting-room dataLondon Green Awards – Nomacorc Receives Best Green Launch Award3 Ways To Get Quality Customer DataNow more DIAM choices from Diam 2 to Diam 30 available onlineCreating the wine brand LeonardP&L Specialties Presents 2+2 MOG Separating System with Innovative DesignCoravin to Provide Remedy Kit for Broken Bottles Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Share Advertisement Twittercenter_img Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, June 25Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, June 25By Press Release – June 25, 2014 32 0 Linkedin ReddIt Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief TAGSAnchor Co-Inoculant BacteriaBarolo VineyardsBeer Industry Technology SymposiumBurgundyBurkertCaliforniaCoravinDIAMDigital Wine Communcations ConferenceDroughtFirestone WalkerFleetwoodGoldcoWyardFoley Family WinesHealthNapaNew ZealandNomacorcOntarioOrchestra SoftwareP&L SpecialtiesPaso RoblesRoy WilliamsSafetyThe Wine Business Innovation SummitTreasury WineUNESCOUvationVA FiltrationVin65VingDirectVinNOWWine BillWine EnthusiastWine Law Previous articleCasey Flat Ranch Winery to Launch Consumer Tasting ExperiencesNext articleMacMurray Estate Vineyards to Host Taste of Sonoma for the 10th Year Press Releaselast_img read more

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SoftBank invests in Legendary Entertainment with eye on China, India

first_img SoftBank buys into Axiata digital marketing unit Asia SoftBank Corp targets growth through acquisitions Tags OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite move Author HomeAsiaNews SoftBank invests in Legendary Entertainment with eye on China, India Relatedcenter_img Previous ArticleIliad preparing new offer for T-Mobile US — reportNext ArticleVodafone Qatar agrees to buy state-owned broadband player AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 OCT 2014 Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Richard Handford SoftBank is forming a joint venture with Legendary Entertainment, the Hollywood studio, to use its content across various OTT/mobile platforms, particularly in China and India.In addition, the Japanese firm is investing $250 million in privately-held Legendary. The size of the stake taken was not disclosed, although the Financial Times reported it as being “near ten per cent”.SoftBank wants to exploit Legendary’s TV shows and movies across its digital and mobile platforms.The studio was only set up in 2000 by former investment banker Thomas Tull. In its brief life, it has delivered a series of big movie hits, including Dark Knight, Godzilla, Pacific Rim and The Hangover franchise.What’s noteworthy about Legendary’s output is that a relatively large proportion of revenue is generated from non-US markets, which clearly has attracted SoftBank.Nikesh Arora (pictured), vice chairman of SoftBank and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) said, “Our goal at SIMI is to leverage SoftBank’s international platform and network of Internet and media partners to accelerate content creators’ digital strategies and extend their global reach.”Arora has only just joined the Japanese firm from Google.SoftBank was recently reported to be in talks with another US studio, DreamWorks Animation. It’s unclear if the conclusion to the Legendary deal will kill off other content investments by the Japanese giant, or whether this is the start of a spate of similar moves. FinancialLegendarySoftBanklast_img read more

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Photos | Video: Bighorn Sheep Relocation from Wild Horse Island

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Up to 60 bighorn sheep, including several mature rams weighing nearly 200 pounds, were airlifted off Flathead Lake’s Wild Horse Island this week as part of a relocation effort involving state and tribal wildlife and parks managers.A private helicopter crew that specializes in animal captures wrangled three to five sheep at a time on the island and flew the dangling, blindfolded animals to Big Arm State Park, where biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes performed health tests. The animals were not sedated during the transfer and remained calm, for the most part, throughout the process. Then the sheep were transported off site, either to the southern Cabinet Mountains or Kootenai Falls Wildlife Management Area.Every year or two, wildlife managers relocate several bighorn sheep off the island to manage the population, which grows quickly due to a lack of predation and abundant food sources. Earlier this month, officials counted a minimum of 155 sheep, which is significantly above the island’s carrying capacity, according to FWP.The forested isle off the west shore of Flathead Lake is home to 2,160 acres of old growth Ponderosa pine, trail labyrinths and families of bighorn sheep, mule deer and, yes, wild horses. Staff with Montana State Parks, which manages the island as a popular public recreation destination, has been working for the past several years to conserve the shortgrass prairie habitat that is important to wild sheep and other wildlife species.FWP has utilized the population as a nursery herd and several new sheep populations have been initiated or augmented across the state using Wild Horse Island sheep over the years.Read next week’s Beacon for a detailed story on the relocation effort. Emaillast_img read more

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