Joe Russo, Ween’s Dave Dreiwitz To Play Brooklyn Bowl With Band of Changes

first_imgIt’s almost hard to believe, but there is a life outside of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for beloved drummer Joe Russo. The percussive magician has consistently worked his magic in a number of projects, even making his television debut in the backing band of Craig Finn. On April 21st, Russo will make his Brooklyn Bowl debut with another project, backing Chris Harford’s Band of Changes.Joining Russo will be Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz in support of Harford and his original music. True to its name, the Band of Changes has something of a revolving door policy, opening things up for new interpretations of the songs each time. To describe Harford’s sound, The New Yorker writes “…A singer, guitarist, and songwriter who rose through the local club scene in the nineteen-eighties, Harford operates in the free zone outside rock’s usual categories. He has a foot in country, a hand in seventies rock, a toe in folk, a finger in post-punk. With his gruff but plaintive voice and his fondness for muddied-up guitars, he sometimes recalls Neil Young.”Tickets and more information can be found here.last_img read more

Ahead Of The 4/20 Grateful Dead Movie Screening, Preview The 5/8/77 Cornell Mini-Doc

first_imgThis Thursday, on 4/20, theaters nationwide will screen The Grateful Dead Movie for its 40th anniversary. At over five hundred movie theaters across the country, at 7 p.m. local time, this classic movie and tribute to the Grateful Dead will screen along with some additional exclusives for these special screenings. In addition to The Grateful Dead Movie, theaters will preview Long Strange Trip, the highly anticipated film by Amir Bar-Lev and produced by Martin Scorsese that will be released to the general public via Amazon streaming services later in the year, along with a new mini-documentary about the Grateful Dead’s legendary performance at Cornell University on May 8th, 1977.In anticipation of these screenings, the folks over at Relix just premiered a preview of the May 8, 1977 Cornell University mini-documentary. You can check out the teaser for yourself below, which features a bunch of interviews with Heads who were in attendance to see that iconic “Morning Dew” go down. Check it out for yourself below, and grab tickets for the movie when it hits theaters this Thursday here.last_img read more

Live Nation To Sell 2018 “Festival Passport” That Gives You Access 100 Major Festivals Worldwide

first_imgToday, concert promotion giant Live Nation announced the 2018 edition of their “Festival Passport” program, which gives purchasers access to dozens of festivals taking place around the world this year for a single, fixed price of $999.Last year, Live Nation sold out of their 1,000 available Festival Passport tickets in less than one day. Following the success of that program, they have increased the number of available passports to 2,500 in addition to raising the price from $799 to $999. They have also added a VIP option to the Festival Passport program, offering 100 VIP Festival Passports for a $5,000 fee.The passes include entry into 100+ festivals taking place all over the world from April 2018 through April 2019, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, EDC (Japan, Las Vegas, and Orlando editions), Electric Forest Festival, Forecastle Festival, Governor’s Ball, Isle of Wight Festival, Lollapalooza (Berlin, Chicago, and Paris editions), Music Midtown, Peach Festival, Sasquatch!, Sea Hear Now, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Sloss Music & Arts Festival, The Roots Picnic (both the Philadelphia and as-of-yet unannounced NYC editions), Voodoo Music + Arts Festival, and many more.The passes are available for purchase starting today and grant entry to many long-running U.S. festivals as well as some new events like Falls Festival in Australia, Sydney City Limits, a Creamfields event in China, RedFestDXB in the UAE, Poland’s Impact Festival, Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland, and Edinburgh Summer Sessions. The pass also includes entry into all three Lollapalooza events in Berlin, Paris and Chicago.As Live Nation CMO Lisa Licht told Billboard in a statement, “Music festivals are all about the experience and we created Festival Passport as an innovative way to amplify that for music fans across all of our 100+ festivals worldwide. … Festival Passport is Live Nation’s tribute to our incredible festival community, and we’re excited to continue to build on the program this year by increasing the number of Festival Passports available and adding a brand new VIP tier. Those who purchased the Festival Passport last year have become part of the Live Nation family. Their passion for Live Nation and our festivals is awesome!”Live Nation will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to keep the passports off the secondary market. Verified Fan registration begins today, Monday, April 9 and closes Thursday, April 12 8 p.m. PST. On the evening of Monday, April 16, fans who complete the registration will receive an email confirming whether or not they’ve been verified and whether or not they’ve been selected to participate in the on-sale. Fans who are selected will have the chance to purchase a GA or VIP Festival Passport when they go on sale here. beginning Tuesday, April 17 at 8 a.m. EST.For a full list of festivals included in Live Nation’s 2018 Festival Passport program, head here.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Humanities in the digital age

first_imgThis may be the digital age, but techies and code writers aren’t the only ones who can thrive in it. Humanists say they should not be overlooked in the increasingly digital world.To many people, the word “humanist” conjures images of a scholar isolated in a hushed, dimly lit room, surrounded by stacks of books. But that stereotype no longer holds true, according to a panel of experts brought together to discuss the emerging and growing field of “Digital Humanities.”“We want to show both undergraduates and graduates that studying the humanities in all its forms is an extraordinarily useful way of getting ready for the outside world. Humanistic learning gives you habits of mind with posing questions, with making arguments, and a certain rigor in dealing within climates of diverse opinions,” said Diana Sorensen, James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature.“One of the most vibrant areas of development is the area of the digital humanities. It’s not just turning to a medium in order to produce knowledge in different formats, it really is revolutionizing the way we think, the way we produce knowledge.”Sorensen, who it was recently announced would continue as Dean of Arts and Humanities for three more years, moderated the discussion in the Lamont Library Forum Room titled “Digital Humanities: Across the Spectrum,” which focused on how humanists’ training and skills are translating and being utilized in today’s digital society.About 80 graduate students, postdocs, undergrads, faculty, and staff packed the Forum Room to hear about how humanists play a big role in the digital age.Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature, told the crowd it isn’t necessary to be well-versed in code to flourish in today’s culture.“When it comes to digital literacy, the thing to do is to go out and train humanists. It’s that simple, because they are a very quick study,” said Nagy, who is also the director of the Center for Hellenic Studies. “There’s an army of humanists who have been trained to do humanities, but from a digital standpoint.”Gregory Nagy (second from left), Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature, told the crowd it isn’t necessary to be well-versed in code to flourish in today’s culture.Lenny Muellner, director of publications and IT at the center, added, “It’s amazing what happens when you take somebody whose basic training is in humanities and you teach them how to program. It becomes a creative experience of astonishing proportions. So we try to employ as many and increase the numbers of those people who combine those things.”Jeffrey Schnapp, a pioneer in digital humanities and director of the metaLAB at Harvard, said that modern humanists must utilize new skill sets to adapt to the changing world.“Most digital humanities projects often bring large-scale, collaborative projects into the field, which requires the kinds of skills associated with teamwork, with working with diverse populations with differing expertise,” said Schnapp, who is also a professor of Romance languages and literatures. “The digital humanities are not simply about creating a kind of new universal humanist who can also code in addition to being able to read ancient Greek.”Beth Altringer, a visiting lecturer at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, pointed out that advancing technology is providing the ability to collect and store vast amounts of information, which in turn provides humanists with “entrepreneurial opportunities” as more and more data is collected.“The challenge and the opportunity for humanities is how do you quickly analyze all this data?” Altringer said.“Digital Humanities: Across the Spectrum” was co-sponsored by the FAS Office of Career Services, Division of Arts and Humanities, and Office for Postdoctoral Affairs.“The challenge and the opportunity for humanities is how do you quickly analyze all this data?” wondered Beth Altringer.last_img read more

Comparing charts on health

first_imgPublic health officials from China and the United States gathered at Harvard’s Longwood campus Thursday to compare notes on the health challenges facing the two global giants, including noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and how best to extend health care to every citizen.Nils Daulaire, assistant secretary for global affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said that health within nations is increasingly a global issue, since virtually any person or manufactured product can move around the world in a day, carrying diseases and cures.Half of U.S. medical devices and 80 percent of pharmaceutical components are imported, Daulaire said, as is half of the fruit and three-quarters of the seafood consumed in this country.Rapid exchange of people means that new diseases and drug-resistant versions of older ones can arrive in any nation without warning.“More than a million people a day drive across our borders, dock in our ports, and land in our airports. This international travel of goods and people exposes us to the threat of novel diseases and old diseases, which have been largely forgotten here or developed resistance to our established treatments,” Daulaire said. “Thus, in today’s globalized world, ensuring the health of those in the U.S. and China necessitates working with our counterparts and colleagues around the world. As [HHS] Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius often says, we can no longer separate global health from Americans’ health. We need to look beyond our borders to improve health in our country.”Daulaire spoke at the 2013 U.S.-China Health Summit, an all-day event at Harvard’s Joseph Martin Conference Center co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Peking Union Medical College. The event was supported by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission, the China Food and Drug Administration, and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.The event’s theme was “Preventive Medicine and Public Health,” and several speakers addressed the importance of developing health systems that include strong primary care components as a way to keep people healthier and catch ailments before they become serious.The session featured discussions on topics including food safety, nutrition and food policy, the role of the CDC in a changing world, China’s leadership role in public health, health education, behavior change, collaborations in public health, social mobilization to fight noncommunicable diseases, and closer looks at efforts to lower salt intake in China, fight breast cancer globally, and establish mobile health clinics in Inner Mongolia.Yuanli Liu, dean of the Peking Union School of Public Health, senior lecturer on global health at HSPH, and founding director of the Harvard School of Public Health China Initiative, said the event, in its third year, is designed for leading public health thinkers and practitioners to exchange ideas.“Both the U.S. and China are facing some serious problems in public health, closely related to the significant demographic, epidemiological, and disability changes,” Liu said. “We can be reactive to those changes, but we can be also proactive. As the old Chinese saying goes, the best doctor is the one who prevents diseases.”The event, introduced by HSPH Dean Julio Frenk, included an awards ceremony to honor those who have supported U.S.-China collaboration on health, including former HSPH Dean Barry Bloom, Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health; K.T. Li Professor of Economics William Hsiao; the Medtronic Foundation; and shoe company H.H. Brown.Qing Yang, director-general of rural and community health for China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission, outlined that nation’s recent reforms to its health care system and the new emphasis on primary care, particularly in rural health clinics. The health reforms have extended health insurance to 95 percent of the population, Yang said. Yang said health officials are working to reach the remaining 5 percent.In looking at recent developments in global health, Daulaire said the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic has strengthened health care systems in afflicted countries, while the disease’s transition from a deadly acute ailment to one that can be managed with drugs has required development of infrastructure to support the continued care of millions of HIV patients.Daulaire and other speakers said the United States and China face similar challenges as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) spread around the world. While ailments such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease have been prominent in the United States for decades, they are increasingly prevalent elsewhere, including in China.“We know you do not want to follow us down the road of delayed response and tertiary care that has taken 18 percent of our economy to health care costs,” Daulaire said, emphasizing the importance of preventive care and lifestyle changes in addressing NCDs.Though NCDs are often thought of as diseases of the wealthy, Daulaire said that today they disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income nations, where they tend to strike earlier in life.HHS and the World Health Organization (WHO) have formulated a global action plan that seeks a 25 percent reduction in premature deaths from these ailments by 2025, Daulaire said. This would be achieved by strengthening health systems and reducing risk factors for individual ailments, taking particular aim at tobacco use.For example, the China-U.S. Workplace Challenge has signed up 50 Chinese companies and 16 U.S. companies working in China to create smoke-free workplaces there, Daulaire said. Through programs like this, global health has become an important foreign policy tool, Daulaire said, quoting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as saying that, at a time when doubts have been raised about U.S. motives and actions abroad, work in global health reminds the world what America stands for.“It contributes to stability and security, both because healthy populations are more stable and because we need to know what’s going on around the world to know what possible health threats, both natural and manmade, might threaten our country,” Daulaire said. “Action in this arena has emerged as our nation’s greatest tool of so-called soft power. It represents the very best of what we bring out to the world, sharing what we have and creating sound partnerships with a wide range of diverse actors.”last_img read more

Visitas memories

first_imgThis weekend, nearly 1,300 admitted students are expected to visit the Harvard campus for Visitas, the annual introduction to Harvard. Pre-freshmen from across the United States and the world will travel to Cambridge for a taste of life at Harvard, and mark the return of Visitas. (The event was cancelled last year after the marathon bombing.) Herman Kaur Bhupal ’16, a member of Eliot House and a concentrator in economics originally from Chapel Hill, N.C., offers here a reflection of her first visit to Harvard. Annenberg is quite large, as far as dining halls go. You walk in for the first time as a pre-frosh during Visitas and you have one of two thoughts: Either you have just entered the world of Harry Potter and you are in the Great Hall, or you have no idea how you are going to find someone familiar in the sea of faces.At least, that was my first experience when I had dinner in Annenberg, the first-year students’ dining hall. I walked in with a girl I had met on the walk over, and we both showed our temporary IDs to get in. We sat down with some other pre-frosh she recognized from an open house earlier in the day, and we joined the conversation. That meal in Annenberg was the first time I met a guy my age who identified as a feminist — and that meant a lot to me as the then-president of the four-person feminist club at my high school. It was also when I learned the difference between “SoCal” and “NorCal,” and it was the first time I passed my phone around and got so many new numbers that I wasn’t sure whether I would be able to match each number with a face and name.These may seem like random things that happened over the course of a meal, but occurrences like that continued throughout the duration of my first visit to Harvard. These interactions with the students who would become my friends and classmates made me feel a sense of connection and belonging. No one was too much like me, but I felt like I fit in with the Class of 2016.I met students who had been on campus so many times that they knew their way around better than some upperclassmen, and students like myself whose first major interaction with public transportation had been the subway ride to campus. I met students who had done amazing scientific research and won competitions for it, and students who had published poetry. I met students who knew exactly what they wanted to study and students whose definitions of “college” and “time to explore” were one and the same.On the afternoon of my last day visiting campus, my dad arrived. No one in my family had ever been to Boston. And my mom did not like the idea of me choosing a college before either she or my dad had seen and approved of my choice.Once he was here, I showed him around as if I had been on campus for weeks, not two days. It may sound clichéd, but after just two days, it did not take too much imagination to see myself as a proud Harvard student. I was already amusedly exasperated that our mascot was a color instead of an animal, I already knew never to leave my dorm without an umbrella, and I already had a dozen reasons why we were better than our rivals in New Haven.By the conclusion of my Visitas experience, I could see myself making Harvard my home, and in my time here so far, I feel as if I have done just that. I have found a family in my circle of friends, and I know that we will continue to be close for years to come. I have confronted my stage fright by dancing with Harvard’s Bhangra team, been introduced to the business world by joining Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business, and gotten to delve deeper into issues of identity and social justice as a part of Harvard Dialogues. The people here have taught me how to push my comfort zone and enjoy every minute of it.If you had told me in high school that I would have the opportunity to meet inspirational people like Malala Yousafzai and perform in front of influential people like Bill Gates, I wouldn’t have believed you, but I did just that this past September. If you had told me that I would be getting coffee with some of my favorite professors to talk about interests beyond what was taught in their classes, I would have thought it too ideal to actually happen, yet I have done that repeatedly.I learn something new every day from my passionate and driven peers and professors, and I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to be a Harvard student and take advantage of all the resources this place has to offer. Harvard has repeatedly exceeded my expectations of what college would be like, and I cannot imagine myself anywhere else.last_img read more

Join Our Virtual Design Experience

first_imgDesign is hard to define – yet we instinctively recognize it. It’s both beautiful and functional. Great design is not under or over-engineered – it delivers on its promise and works intuitively. It’s universal and timeless. Beautiful cars and buildings aside, it’s usually the design of everyday things we appreciate most. I think of a coffee pot pouring well, the handle comfortable to the touch, doing the job it was meant to do in an elegant way. Technology advances progressIT technology design is no different. Join our virtual Design Experience event, sponsored and in collaboration with Intel, on October 27 to hear directly from customers and engineers who are working to advance progress in our world. As an industry, we’ve evolved from designing great products to designing great user experiences. We not only focus on the mechanical features that power our modern world, we now embed AI to further automate the technology we rely on every day. We are shifting from connected products to smart factories and smarter cities. And we’re now seeing the emergence of smart business ecosystems, industries that share data and insights seamlessly across their corporate clouds to the edge of their industry operations.The user experience mattersAs a result, we’re seeing change across the board from retail and airlines to education, energy, and healthcare. It’s easy to understand why. Well-designed technology solutions fix problems and deliver a better experience for all of us. For me, designing for the end user experience is fundamental to building great products – in fact, it’s non-negotiable. The finished product may look deceptively simple, but the road to great design takes time. You dream, research, visualize, experiment, prototype, and refine. If you’re working with a technology partner, good design is based on trust. Let me share just a few examples.Healthcare, product design and AIIn healthcare, Konica Minolta is applying its more than 150 years of experience in imaging toward creating a new game-changing invention, Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR). Thanks to the technology’s ability to visualize movement inside the body, DDR will enable doctors to diagnose conditions such as lung disease earlier. To make its vision a reality, Konica Minolta needed a powerful hardware platform that could process up to 300 images in a single scan and animate those images in mere minutes. It found the right partner in Dell Technologies OEM Solutions. By combining the widespread availability of X-ray machines with advanced hardware and AI, we hope, together, to give doctors new tools to save lives. The story of our partnership is here.Product designer, BittWare, a long-established tech leader, was looking for an OEM partner that understood FPGA technology and its disruptive potential. Its vision was to develop an enterprise-class FPGA server solution, backed by global logistics, support and services, which would make FPGA more user-friendly and accessible to mainstream business users. According to BittWare, its collaborative engineering work with Dell Technologies OEM Solutions has shortened the development cycle, accelerated time to market, improved the customer experience, and reduced cost overheads. Our collaborative engineering design work is explained here.Enterprise artificial intelligence company, Noodle.ai, partnered with us to design a new AI platform that would provide real time recommendations to manufacturers and turn those recommendations into tangible actions. Case in point, industry leader, Big River Steel, wanted to optimize operations and reduce waste at its scrap metal recycling and steel production facility. Using the noodle.ai platform and Dell Technologies infrastructure, the company has now embedded AI and machine learning into all its manufacturing processes. The result? Big Steel now has insights into all the factors responsible for quality variability and has reported up to $10 million in savings. Have a look at what we’ve done together here. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:31Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:31 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. It starts with youThese stories describe the kind of partnership we can offer you. It always starts with you and your IP. We will get your solution to market faster with everything you need to be successful. We’re here to unleash your innovation and add our tier one technology and most relevant capabilities where you need them most.  We want to create something wonderful with you.  Great design outcomes start at the beginning of our first discussion.  We hope to hear from you soon.Register now to join our Virtual Design Experience Event for our North American, European, Middle East and Africa audiences on October 27 here, an interactive event, featuring simulcast, customer interviews, and live chat with engineers and industry experts. Are you based in our Asia Pacific, Japan or Greater China region? Well, we have a fantastic experienced designed just for you in your local time.  Register here today.Learn more about what we do at Dell Technologies OEM Solutions.Stay in touch. Follow us on Twitter @DellTechOEM and join our LinkedIn Design Solutions Showcase page.last_img read more

Obama Vows Justice for ISIS’ Slayings of American Journalists

first_imgPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday said the savage slayings of two American journalists by the militant group ISIS has “repulsed” Americans and only strengthens the country’s resolve to exact justice.The president’s remarks came one day after ISIS released a video showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a Time magazine contributor who risked his life to cover the Middle East. The video was reportedly similar in tone to the one released two weeks earlier showing the murder of freelance journalist James Foley.The National Security Council early Friday morning said the US authorities had analyzed the Sotloff video and concluded that it is authentic. “Overnight, our government determined that, tragically, Steven was taken from us in a horrific act of violence,” Obama said during a press conference in Estonia, where he is attending a NATO meeting. “We cannot even begin to imagine the agony that everyone who loved Steven is feeling right now, especially his mother, his father and his younger sister. So today, our country grieves with them.”Obama said ISIS’ strategy to post videos of American executions won’t have its intended effect.“Whatever these murderers think they’ll achieve by killing innocent Americans like Steven, they have already failed,” he said. “They have failed because, like people around the world, Americans are repulsed by their barbarism. We will not be intimidated. Their horrific acts only unite us as a country and stiffen our resolve to take the fight against these terrorists.”Obama, who last month ordered missile strikes to push back ISIS militants ravaging large swaths of Iraq and Syria, also vowed that America would punish those responsible for the murders.“Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget, and that our reach is long and that justice will be served,” Obama said.Like Foley, Sotloff, 31, felt compelled to travel to some of the most dangerous hot spots in the world and document the upheaval in such places as Syria and Libya.Sotloff, who went missing last year, reappeared in the same video in which ISIS distributed when the group killed Foley. Sotloff was forced to wear an orange jumpsuit, ostensibly similar to the kind the detainees wear at Guantanamo, and was seen kneeling in the sand with his hands bound.Sotloff, reciting a statement that perhaps his captors forced him into making, reportedly looked into the camera and directed his comments at Obama.“Your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so why is it that I am paying the price of your interference with my life?” he said.Obama has been criticized recently for saying he does not yet have a strategy for confronting ISIS, which also goes by the names Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).During his press conference, Obama, as he did when Foley was killed, honored Sotloff for his bravery.“Like Jim Foley before him, Steven’s life stood in sharp contrast to those who have murdered him so brutally,” Obama said. “They make the absurd claim that they kill in the name of religion, but it was Steven, his friends say, who deeply loved the Islamic world. His killers try to claim that they defend the oppressed, but it was Steven who traveled across the Middle East, risking his life to tell the story of Muslim men and women demanding justice and dignity.”It’s unclear if Sotloff was killed on the same day the video was released or at an earlier date. On Tuesday, ISIS suffered a military setback when its weeks-long siege of Amerli, a town in northern Iraq, was lifted by a coalition of Iraqi and Iranian forces with air power provided by the US.Last week, his mother Shirley, released a video to her son’s hostage takers hoping to appeal to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who declared himself caliph.“I am sending this message to you, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Quraishi al-Hussaini, the caliph of the Islamic State. I am Shirley Sotloff. My son Steven is in your hands,” she said, according to the New York Times.“You, the caliph, can grant amnesty. I ask you please to release my child,” she added. “I ask you to use your authority to spare his life.”On Tuesday, Obama authorized the Department of Defense to deploy 350 additional military personnel to protect diplomatic facilities and personnel located in Baghdad.The White House said the troops won’t serve in a combat role, but will help previously deployed military personnel to leave Iraq and will provide “a more robust, sustainable security force for our personnel and facilities in Baghdad.”Obama is scheduled to speak with NATO allies about additional actions to take against ISIS.Sotloff joins the tragic list of American journalists who have either been killed or captured while covering the conflict in Syria.Marie Colvin, an East Norwich native, was killed in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war for The Sunday Times in London. Matthew Schrier, a photojournalist from Syosset, escaped from Nusa Front militants last summer after seven months in captivity. #453949698 / gettyimages.comcenter_img #450881246 / gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

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Gold Coast mansion one of the hottest properties in the country

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDream homes that’ve sold during COVID-1901:19A SPRAWLING Gold Coast mansion is one of the hottest properties in the country and it’s not hard to see why.The five-bedroom residence at Sanctuary Cove was the most viewed residential listing in Queensland on property portal realestate.com.au last week and was the fifth-viewed property across the country. Keen for a hit on the tennis court? Inside the luxury residence.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Jaw-dropping from every angle.The home at 6280 Sylvan Lane racked up thousands clicks with house hunter eyeing off the “prime real estate in the heart of Sanctuary Cove”.“Truly an entertainer’s dream; this remarkable residence offers an abundance of spacious open planned living options with a wide range of entertaining options on offer,” the listing states.“The result is a practical and modern design – and a breathtaking home that really has so much to offer.” 6280 Sylvan Lane, Sanctuary Cove was the most viewed residential listing in Queensland on property portal realestate.com.aucenter_img Among its standout features is a media room, home office/library, outdoor kitchen and Teppanyaki grill, resort-resort style swimming pool and tennis court.Matt Gates of Ray White Prestige is marketing the property at “$3 million buyers”.It last changed hands in 2013 according to property records. The living areas overlook the pool and tennis court.last_img read more