A 69-year-old Fulton woman is accused of going after a family member with a couple sharp objects.Judith Kribbs was arrested Sunday afternoon at a home on Kathy Street. Investigators say she caused minor injuries to a family member with a pair of scissors and a knife.Kribbs is accused of felony domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
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AdvertisementFormer Australian and Rajasthan Royals leg spinner Shane Warne has found the reactions to both Pandya and Rahul to be ‘ridiculous’ called for everyone to ‘let them be’. After the duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were slammed for their controversial comments on the TV show ‘Koffee with Karan’ hosted by Karan Johar, former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has come to their defence.They were shown a show cause notice by the cricket board BCCI and were suspended. However, their suspension was lifted until the next hearing in the Supreme Court which allowed KL Rahul to play for India A against England Lions and for Pandya to travel to New Zealand for the limited overs series.But the Aussie legend labelled the entire Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul controversy as ‘ridiculous’ and called for everyone to ‘let them be’. “Good lord. As I said, it’s all about political correctness these days. If a player steps out of line, everybody has an opinion and I thought that this particular thing was ridiculous. Just let them be,” said Warne to Times of India.“We live in a world that’s increasingly becoming politically correct. And what we want to see from sportspersons is them being real. We want to see their emotions, see them playing with freedom, expressing themselves. We don’t want to see them conforming. For instance, most player interviews these days go like this: Question: Well, that was a fantastic result today. How do you feel? Answer: Well, it was a great team effort. Everybody played well and did their part. I’m just trying my best and happy to contribute to the team – That’s what everyone says. Guys have to get more real,” he added.Warne also then went on to heap praise on the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and said that his attitude of not sticking to the regular line made him popular amongst the fans.“He’s fantastic. I love watching him bat and I love listening to him. I am a big fan. You know what he does? He stands up for what he believes in. He speaks how he feels and he’s real. He’s emotional, a bit too emotional sometimes on the field. But that’s the part of the charm.”“I think world cricket loves him. Everyone loves Virat Kohli because it’s refreshing to hearing him talk so honestly and openly. He loves confrontation. That’s why he has those 100s in chases. How many, 23, 24? The next best is how much? I can’t remember who’s second. That’s something inbuilt into you. That’s not skill or talent. He’s got a lot of that. That is just pure competitiveness and pure desire – to get the job done,” said Warne.Also Read:Former Indian pacer Amit Bhandari assaulted in U-23 trials Advertisement
AdvertisementSevilla FC, Real Betis and Celta de Vigo to host programmes in Pune, Bangalore and Noida respectivelyMUMBAI, May 28th 2019 – LaLiga’s flagship programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools will see direct involvement from three LaLiga clubs – Sevilla FC, Real Betis and Celta de Vigo. The Football Schools projects in Pune (Turf Up), Bangalore (Tiento) and Noida (Pathways School) will be adopted by the clubs. The association will include the involvement of the clubs in the organisation of training programmes for the coaches, training kits of the participant students and more engagement opportunities for the students like giveaways and merchandising.The LaLiga Football Schools programme was launched in India in 2018 with the aim of grassroots development of the sport in the country. Top LaLiga clubs are now joining hands with LaLiga and investing into the future talent in this country by hosting select LaLiga Football Schools programmes in three cities in India. The project, with 30+ centres across 14 cities in India, has seen participation from over 10,000 Indian students so far. The participation of the LaLiga clubs will help provide further technical assistance to the coaches and subsequently, the aspiring footballers in the country.To provide a more holistic experience and increased exposure to the top-performing students from the programme, LaLiga recently announced the LaLiga Football Schools Scholarship, the winners of which would get an opportunity to train in Spain. This year, four students will be training with LaLiga club, CD Leganes for two weeks as a part of this initiative. LaLiga Football Schools also conducted a unique ‘Train the Trainer’ programme to provide guidance to the Indian coaches.Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India said, “We are committed to this market and the young football aspirants here. Over the past seven months, we have undertaken various initiatives to ensure a lasting impact on the football environment here. The latest project, in association with our best clubs, will help provide an immersive experience to the students. We look forward to working with Sevilla FC, Real Betis and Celta de Vigo for a project that’s so close to our heart.”Germán Arteta, Foundation Director, R.C Celta de Vigo said, “It is a pleasure for RC Celta and its foundation to go hand to hand with LaLiga in a country like India with enormous potential. It is a fascinating challenge, conquering a market with huge possibilities of growth and fits perfectly in the international development plans of RC Celta. It is also a pride to be able to show how we understand football in our club and the importance of sports values, as well as our working methodology which is already a reference in Spain and in many countries around the world.”Jose Castro Carmona, President, Sevilla F.C., said, “India is a country where Sevilla F.C would like to establish its roots and we are delighted to collaborate with LaLiga for this amazing grassroots project. Sevilla F.C is a club with enormous experience in education and talent development and we are confident in providing the young talent in Pune with the style, values and DNA which characterizes our entity, the same which has taken our team amongst the top eight clubs in Europe according to the UEFA ranking and amongst the most important clubs in the world. We are sure that the kids in Pune will feel motivated and become one of ours and ingrain our essence of being a non-conformist, warrior team and a pursuer of dreams.”Ramon Alarcon, Chief Business Office, Real Betis, “We are pleased to join hands with LaLiga and having the opportunity to work together in Bengaluru for their flagship programme in India. India is one of the important markets for football and has enough potential to become one of our key-territories. We are glad to be part of this grassroots’ initiative and work with LaLiga in India”.Advertisement
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On January 31, 2016, the night of her graduation, Sarah Root, a twenty-one year-old Council Bluffs woman, was struck and killed in Omaha by a drunk driver, Edwin Mejia.Mejia had entered the country illegally and was driving drunk, three times over the legal limit.Thursday, on the third anniversary of her death, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa joined Senator Joni Ernst in reintroducing legislation in honor of Sarah, to allow federal law enforcement to detain illegal immigrants criminally charged with killing or seriously injuring another person.Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse of Nebraska also cosponsored the legislation.Ernst says we have an obligation to the Root family, and to the American people, to ensure that no person falls victim to this injustice again.She says Sarah’s Law brings us one step closer to restoring justice in our broken immigration system by allowing ICE to detain and hold these criminals accountable.Following state criminal charges of motor vehicle homicide and outreach by local law enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) used its discretion to decline to issue a detainer on Edwin Mejia.Mejia posted bond, disappeared and now, three years later, still remains at-large.
Los Angeles: Kristen Stweart has said that she used to get “frustrated” when people would misunderstand her during her “Twilight” days. Stewart brokeout along with actor Robert Pattinson with 2008 film “Twilight” which she followed up with subsequent sequels over the next five years. During that time, the 29-year-old actor said people thought that she was running after stardom. “I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the centre of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a**hole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me,” Stewart told Vanity Fair. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Post the “Twilight” movies, Stewart started focusing on smaller, independent films which resulted in some of her most critically-acclaimed works like Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper” and Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women”. “It gave me a chance to not weigh something down. It was so much bigger than me. My baggage was so minuscule in comparison to what (Reichardt’s and Assayas’) story lines are, as filmmakers. “I was finally given a chance to be looked at, not as this thing in this celebrity-obsessed culture that was like, ‘Oh, that’s the girl from Twilight’,” Stewart said. The actor will next star in “Charlie’s Angel” reboot, alongside Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Stewart will also feature in “Seberg”, a film about the French New Wave darling and “Breathless” star, Jean Seberg.
NEW YORK — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a packed agenda today in New York City as he prepares for his speech on Thursday before the United Nations General Assembly.He is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with the leaders of seven countries –Tajikistan, the Netherlands, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Uganda and Indonesia.Prior to those meetings, Trudeau will take part in the Bloomberg Global Business Forum to discuss trade and the global economy.The prime minister will also participate in an armchair discussion with U.S. philanthropist Melinda Gates to talk about international development before speaking to more than 6,000 young people at WE Day UN about youth engagement in politics.On Tuesday, Trudeau delivered a speech before the Atlantic Council think tank, where he was introduced by Jordan’s Queen Rania and received an award for global citizenship.In his remarks, the prime minister argued that worker-friendly policies are key to saving public support for free trade.Trudeau noted some critics at home have poked fun at his government for wanting to make gender equality, indigenous rights, and labour protections priorities in a new North American Free Trade Agreement by arguing these issues have nothing to do with trade.But Trudeau — who spoke on an aircraft carrier in the Hudson River — suggested these goals are no laughing matter for anyone who cares about preserving trade in an era when populist currents threaten to topple international trade pacts.Trudeau also met Tuesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-In to discuss the nuclear crisis in the north.
CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept. delivery was up 3.20 cents at $5.0940 a bushel; Sept. corn rose 4.20 cents at $4.3820 a bushel; Sept. oats gained 5 cents at $2.8160 a bushel; while Aug. soybeans was fell 7 cents at 8.8640 a bushel.Beef was lower and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Aug. live cattle was off .20 cent at $1.0782 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle fell 1.46 cents at $1.3992 a pound; Aug. lean hogs was up .20 cent at .7998 a pound.The Associated Press
During the decade long guerrilla-war of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) against the Ugandan government, the LRA has abducted nearly 10,000 children to be used as soldiers, porters and sex slaves, according to UNICEF. Many thousands are thought to have died in LRA captivity. “The abduction of children by the LRA is an intolerable situation that has dragged on for years. It is time for the LRA, as well as those that have influence with the LRA to bring about the safe, immediate and unconditional release of these children,” said Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF. “With renewed fighting under way, children could well be on the front lines.”Ms. Bellamy stressed that all parties to the conflict have an obligation to protect children, and noted that the situation was ripe for change. The number of LRA abductions has dropped over the past three years, and Uganda and the Sudan have renewed diplomatic relations. “This encourages us to look for a breakthrough on behalf of all the children caught in this conflict,” Bellamy said. Children abducted in northern Uganda have been forced to march to LRA camps in neighbouring southern Sudan, many perish from disease and starvation on the way. Also, the children are made to take part in brutal acts of violence, sometimes being forced to help beat or hack to death a fellow child captive attempting to escape.
The demobilization scheme began last month in the northeast, where local committees that will help in the process formed in the Badakhshan, Baghlan, Bamiyan, Kunduz and Takhar provinces.At a press briefing in Kabul today, a spokesman for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said demobilization and reintegration committees would be set up in the country’s eastern provinces by the end of this month.The spokesman said that in Kunduz province 90 per cent of the child soldiers have already been identified and registered for the programme.The campaign by UNICEF and UNAMA – with the support of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – is designed to help up to 10,000 children affected by armed conflict in Afghanistan. It is focused in the north, northeast, central and eastern regions of the country and includes not only child soldiers, but street children, returnees and those children who are working or who are out of school.In a separate development, UNICEF officials said next week’s opening of a salt iodation plant in Sheberghan, in Afghanistan’s north, should reduce the incidence of iodine deficiency disorders in the region. These disorders include still births, goitre, cretinism and severe hearing problems.Meanwhile, the cantonment of heavy weapons began today in Kabul. The process of cantonment, or effective disarmament, was enshrined in the 2001 UN-brokered Bonn agreement, which paved the way for Afghanistan’s political transition.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgarians express what priorities City Council should focus on by News Staff Posted Feb 1, 2016 4:37 pm MDT Reporter Lucas Meyer From the economy to transportation and social issues, Calgarians are voicing what they think municipal leaders should focus on.The City of Calgary is conducting a consultation program with residents called the Action Plan Check-In, with a launch event taking place Monday afternoon on Stephen Ave. with Mayor Naheed Nenshi.The feedback is with regards to the City’s Action Plan, a business and budget document, which was developed in 2014 for the years 2015 to 2018. It asks Calgarians what the City’s priorities should be.In previous consultations for the City’s budget, around 18,000 Calgarians participated in 2013 and 24,000 in 2014.“Because this is a mid-cycle adjustment, it’s not a brand new budget, I’m not expecting numbers that big,” Nenshi said. “But I anticipate that Calgarians will, as they always do, tell us about the work that we’re doing and we will get thousands of them out.”Nenshi said this all goes beyond the Citizenship Satisfaction Survey.“The small challenge with the Citizenship Satisfaction Survey is that citizens are very satisfied and so we end up getting these amazing numbers, but in this case we want to go a little bit deeper,” he said. “Overall you’re satisfied with the state of roads or overall you’re satisfied with transit, but tell us how we can make that even better.”Resident Jerry Proppe said he wants to see some action on several fronts.“We need to diversify,” he said, adding homelessness is another issue he wants to see focus on.“I’ve gotten to know some homeless people and I don’t think the solutions are easy, but they require us to put a foot forward and make it happen.”Stephanie Foran said it’s important during the economic downturn wants to see continued support for entrepreneurs.“Supporting small business, entrepreneurial endeavours I think is really important especially now,” she said. “Access to Uber and Lyft and alternative transportation, I think that if we continue to move in that direction, it’ll be really positive in the city.”Adam Tran said continuing to spotlight social issues is important to him.“Particularly First Nations issues and the relationship that the City has with indigenous communities, especially in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, continuing to talk about how to address the legacy of residential school systems,” he said, adding he’s also interested to see what the City does with biking infrastructure.
When I first heard that renowned coach Urban Meyer was returning from retirement to coach at Ohio State, I almost choked on the microwavable meal I was eating. I mean, this was the coach who led the Florida Gators to two national championships in 2006 and 2008. Possibilities of great potential rushed through my mind. OSU could now return to its title-contending status it had under former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel. Some changes, however, would need to occur. One of these changes was the implementation of the spread offense into the playbook. No harm done, right? I mean, numerous college football programs across the country use the spread offense and thrive, including many schools in the dominating Southeastern Conference, where Meyer previously coached. In the realm of college football, it’s a great idea. But what happens when the top-notch players move to the NFL? The spread offense has been tried in the National Football League and, sometimes, it can bring some success. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady used this scheme in 2007. But, time and again, the spread offense, for the most part, doesn’t work in professional football. The old tradition of dropping back in the pocket and making plays rules dominant in the NFL and will most likely do so for a long time. The question facing college athletes playing in spread formations across the country is whether individual success in that type of offense translates to the pro level? It might just be the case that it doesn’t. Need an example? How about former Gators and current New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow? Tebow played in Meyer’s spread offense at Florida and he was a freak of college football nature, winning the Heisman Trophy and two national championships. Tebow entered the NFL after his senior season in 2010 and was drafted 25th overall by the Denver Broncos. Once Tebow had his chance to be a starter, he led the Broncos, who began last season 1-4, to the playoffs. Since Tebow was accustomed to using his running ability often in Meyer’s spread offense, though, he was forced to buckle down and throw in the pocket in NFL. He failed miserably, not even being able to throw with the correct form. This complication allowed Tebow and the Broncos to eventually be flushed out by the New England Patriots in the playoffs. Despite Tebow’s sincere dedication to reshaping his throwing form, it didn’t help him when it mattered most. Everyone knows from a psychological perspective that integrated physical habits are extremely hard to overcome. Now, Tebow finds himself as New York Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez’s backup. This was also the case for quarterback JaMarcus Russell, who was the quarterback for the LSU Tigers and played in a spread offense under Tigers coach Les Miles. While he was a dominant player in college like Tebow, Russell struggled after being drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2007. In May 2010, the Raiders cut Russell. While it’s hard to say that the spread offense doesn’t work at all in the NFL, the chances aren’t good from a historical point of view. Spreading the offensive line can open up holes for a no-huddle offense in college, but the speed and athleticism by defensive players in the NFL is too great, and the players will still cover the open gaps. So what about OSU quarterback Braxton Miller? Known for his ability as a dual-threat quarterback, Miller has done well as the Buckeyes’ (3-0) season rolls on. But being under this coaching scheme, success in the NFL still remains murky. Meyer is a sensational coach, there is no question. He’s arguably the best coach in the game right now. His plays and schemes work well for college football, but is his work really going to Miller if he moves on the big stage?
“All this agitation by the Chancellor and his allies is hugely discourteous to her and undermines her authority,” Mr Jones said in The Mail on Sunday. Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, has insisted the Cabinet has not agreed a deal to allow free movement of labour for three years after Brexit.Dr Fox said that any such move would “not keep faith” with the referendum result.He told The Sunday Times: “If there have been discussions on that I have not been party to them. I have not been involved in any discussions on that.”The intervention comes after Chancellor Philip Hammond said there was “broad acceptance” in Cabinet of a post-Brexit transitional period lasting up to three years.He said this would mean “many arrangements remaining very similar to how they were the day before we exited the European Union”. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is being urged by some senior party figures to commit to staying in the single market Credit:Reuters Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Sir Nicholas Soames has praised Chancellor Philip Hammond’s recent comments on Brexit Credit:Geoff Pugh Theresa May is on holiday in ItalyCredit:WPA Pool/Getty Images The war of words came as an ally of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also criticised Mr Hammond’s plans.Gerard Lyons, who was an economic adviser to Mr Johnson when he was London mayor, said a two-year transition period would work better.Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, he said: “Many of the ‘risks’ being highlighted about Brexit are perceived risks, not real risks. And a two-year transition would alleviate many concerns.”Mr Johnson has not yet commented publicly on Mr Hammond’s transition plans.Meanwhile, divisions in Labour over Brexit emerged as senior figures urged Jeremy Corbyn to commit to staying in the single market. Ex-lord chancellor Lord Falconer also backed staying in the single market and TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady insisted the UK should not quit.Writing in The Mail on Sunday, she said: “If there’s another way of getting a frictionless trade deal that protects jobs and rights at work, trade unions would love to know.”Mr Corbyn has said that Britain would leave the single market on Brexit, while other leading party figures like shadow chancellor John McDonnell have said all options are on the table. The Observer reported that opponents of quitting the single market may provoke a showdown at the party’s autumn conference by trying to force a vote on the issue.Former leader Lord Kinnock told the newspaper: “The only way to mitigate the dreadful instability that will be costly for communities and industry is to try to ensure that, at least for a transitional period, we retain participation in the single market or the customs union, or both.” Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that there is “broad acceptance” in the Cabinet of a transitional period after Brexit Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Pro-EU Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames praised the Chancellor, telling the newspaper: “He has restored discipline to the political infant class who want Brexit at any cost.”Instead of mindlessly criticising him, they should thank him for putting a stop to what was in danger of becoming a pub brawl.” Mr Hammond said there would be a registration system in place for people coming to work in the UK after Brexit, during the transitional period.”If they come here to work after we leave the European Union, during that transitional period, the sensible approach will be to seek to register people so that we know who’s coming and who’s going,” he said.Tory tensions were also on show as former Brexit minister David Jones branded Mr Hammond’s transition initiative “deeply dangerous” as he accused the Chancellor of “going on manoeuvres” while Prime Minister Theresa May was abroad on holiday.
Unbeliavable fnish of the match has been seen in Skopje hall “Boris Trajkovski” where 7000 fans made unforgetable atmosphere during match between VArdar and PSG 27:27 (9:12). Only seven minutes to the end Mikkel Hansen scored for 23:18 for his team and everything was on the side of French side, but last five minutes (24:20), PSG played poor and Vardar were in chance to score in the last attack for a victory.Just a few weeks ago, PSG were defeated against Metalurg, so “Boris Trajkovski” became a serious problem for the richest handball team on the planet.Mikkel HAnsen scored 7 goals, whiile in home team Russian line player Mikhail Chipurin scored 6, all in the second half. PSG HandballRK Vardar Skopje ← Previous Story EHF CL (Round 3): First win for “Lions” – Barca destroy Metalurg Next Story → PHOTO STORY: SAMSONENKO(LUTION) IN SKOPJE!
What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Stay on target Netflix and spill: The popular streaming platform now lets users share the movies and TV shows they’re watching directly to Instagram Stories.This week’s iOS app update allows iPhone owners to shout from the digital mountaintops about new obsessions and bingeable favorites.Simply open Netflix, open any TV show or movie, tap the “share” button (an arrow pointing up from an open box), and choose “Instagram Stories” from the list of compatible apps.Share you latest binge with Instagram followers (via Instagram)You’ll be prompted to open Instagram, where official artwork will appear as the background—rife for personalization with text, art, music, GIFs, stickers, and more.It’s up to you whether to post the image publicly to your Stories or send as a private message, where it will remain visible for 24 hours.Viewers with the Netflix app installed on their iPhone will see a “watch on Netflix” link in the upper left corner of the post; tap to visit the official show or movie page and start watching.Sharing is caring (via Instagram)“We’re always on the lookout for ways to make it easier for members to share the Netflix titles they’re obsessing about and help them discover something new to watch,” the company said in a statement to The Next Web. “We hope our members enjoy this new feature.”There is no word yet on when this function will arrive on Android devices; Netflix told TNW it is “working on it.”“We don’t have details to share at this time, but stay tuned,” they said.Personalize posters with emojis and stickers (via InstagramNetflix did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.Last year, Facebook-owned Instagram added the ability to post Spotify album art (though, annoyingly, not actual tunes) directly to IG Stories. Other third-party apps have also joined the party, making it easier to share songs, videos, playlists, etc. to the ephemeral function.More on Geek.com:Post to Multiple Instagram Accounts SimultaneouslyInstagram Rolls Out Walkie-Talkie Voice MessagingThis Photo of an Egg Dethroned Kylie Jenner as Most-Liked Instagram Post
Police detained a private bank officer from Rajshahi University campus on Thursday night for harassing a female student.The victim alleged that Md Shahin Mirza, 29, a cash officer of a private bank in Rajshahi, had been disturbing her by sending messages on her Messenger for the last few days, reports UNB.Later, she asked him to meet her at the campus.When Shahin appeared at the campus in the evening, the victim student along with his friends caught him in front of Rabindra Kala Bhaban and handed him over to police around 8:00pm after a thrashing.Police admitted him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), said Motihar police station officer-in-charge (investigation) Mahbub Alam.
Four minors including three girls drowned in ponds in separate incidents in Cox’s Bazar and Bagerhat districts on Friday, reports UNB.In Cox’s Bazar, two cousins– Tanjia, 6, daughter of Yunus and Nispha, 6, daughter of Abu Musa, both residents of Lemshikhali village in Kutubdia upazila–drowned in a pond near their house while taking bath around 1:30pm.Later, locals rescued them and took them to upazila health complex where physicians declared them dead, said Didarul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kutubdia police station.Both of them were Class -I students of Lemshikhali Government Primary School.In Bagerhat, Rahat, 3, son of Sanju and Moriam Khatun, 2, daughter of Abdus Salam of Adarshapara village in Morrelganj upazila fell and drowned in a pond while playing alongside it, said Md Rashedul Alam, officer-in-charge of Morrelganj police station.Later, locals recovered the bodies from the pond, the OC added.
– / 21If you were lucky enough to be around in 1987 when The Menil Collection opened its doors as a “gift to the people of Houston,” you may remember the exhilaration that event inspired. Collectors Dominique and John de Menil gave the city an art museum unlike any other: intimate, neighborly, unpretentious and spiritual in the way that the artwork was presented – somehow, the space encouraged personal connections between artworks and visitor. Over the years – decades – Houston came to cherish the museum which also won praise the world over for its architectural design. It does indeed feel like “our” museum. We love that Beyoncé gets a private tour when she’s in town. It’s as uniquely Houston as Frenchy’s or the Astrodome.Art lovers and Montrose strollers were surprised and concerned when the museum announced that it was closing for several months to upgrade systems and redo the floors. But, at a preview of the renovated museum held Tuesday, all of the awe, beauty and emotion that amazed at the original museum opening in the 80’s returned. Stella definitely got her groove back.Walking around the refurbished galleries seems familiar, but more expansive and brighter. Shades are gone from many windows – the neighborhood outside shines through. Artworks have more room to breathe, to speak with the works around them. Individual artists are given their own space: a forest of Max Ernst totems and paintings now leads to the Surrealism galleries. A room just for Rothko, for Picasso, for Klee, on and on. Each space is a jewel box, and each artwork is carefully positioned to sparkle. For the next year, rotating exhibitions will highlight all museum collections, newer acquisitions and promised gifts. Exhibits will change, but for the next year it’s all Menil all the time. How fortunate we are!The Menil officially reopens this Saturday, September 22, at 11 a.m. Catch a sneak preview of the new galleries on Arts InSight, Friday night at 8:30 p.m. on TV8. Share
A lot of Windows users are crossing their fingers that Windows 10 is not another Windows 8. But even if that turns out to be the case, anyone upgrading to Windows 10 or downloading a copy at launch will see Candy Crush Saga installed, whether you like it or not.Microsoft is touting King’s thumb-breaking match-three puzzle game as a positive new inclusion for the operating system. Depending on your gaming preferences, it could be seen as a great addition, or alternatively it’s basically a piece of crapware you’ll have to spend time uninstalling post-OS installation. I’m hoping that “automatically installed” actually turns out to be only if you don’t untick the checkbox during Windows 10 installation that stops it being added.In the official announcement about this, Microsoft also states that further King games will be made available for Windows 10 users. Whether that means further automatic game installs, or just more games available in the Windows Store is unclear, but hopefully it’s the latter.If you’ve played Candy Crush Saga before, then you’ll know it’s a freemium game. You can play it for free, but King has included a number of in-game purchases, for example, you can purchase more lives rather than waiting for them to replenish and unlock new content with a micropayment. Is this what we can expect from the included Windows 10 version?Microsoft announced last month that it was bringing Solitaire back to Windows 10. This move to include a King game is a surprise, though. It also begs the question…what other 3rd-party software can we expect to be installed by default? I’m sure we’ll find out if there’s anything else in the coming pre-launch months.