RelatedRyanair announces Manchester-Frankfurt serviceRyanair announces Manchester-Frankfurt serviceManchester gains easyJet flights to Geneva and SofiaManchester gains easyJet flights to Geneva and SofiaFrills cast aside as easyJet integrates GB AirwaysFormer British Airways (BA) franchise partner GB Airways has now been integrated into easyJet’s operations. Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced its first new route from Manchester Airport.The airline will offer four flights a week to the Spanish city of Alicante as of September 29th.”This announcement so soon after we commenced flying from Manchester is proof of the fantastic support we have had to date from the people of Manchester and surrounding areas,” commented easyJet’s commercial manager Carly Brear.”Alicante has proven to be a popular destination from other easyJet bases in the UK and now independent travellers from the north-west can take advantage of this new service from our Manchester base, to one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations.”EasyJet established its new base at Manchester Airport at the start of this month with six new routes. Regular flights from the north-west’s largest terminal now operate to destinations including Tenerife, Malaga and Malta.Manchester Airport has also welcomed new flights from Monarch Airlines this month, with the Iberian carrier relaunching its services from Manchester to Gibraltar.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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Scandinavian carrier Sterling Airlines has announced two new flights to Lisbon and Milan as part of its winter schedule.The airline will add flights from its base at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to the Italian city in October, and flights from Copenhagen to Lisbon in February.Both services will run twice a week over the winter season and will operate in addition to new ‘Sterling Connect’ services and other seasonal routes including flights from Billund to London, Malaga, Paris and Salzburg.Commenting on the Lisbon and Milan flights, Ms Carole Arnaud-Battandier, International Marketing Manager at Sterling Airlines said: “Sterling Airlines is delighted to announce the opening of two new routes to Portugal and Italy.”This is a fantastic opportunity for our Portuguese and Italian customers flying from the main airports of Lisbon and Milan to be able to experience breathtaking visits to these Viking Capitals in Denmark and Sweden.”Sterling announced in May that it would move all its international departures at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to the recently refurbished Terminal 5. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSterling launches flights to NaplesScandinavian cheap flights airline Sterling has announced the launch of two new routes to NaplesAir One adds new flights to GreeceAir One has started new cheap flights to Greece from its base at Milan MalpensaScandinavian travellers get routes boost with Sterling and CentralwingsNew destination options following announcements by Centralwings and Sterling
Cheap flights carrier bmibaby has said that chocoholics should consider flights to Paris this October as the city hosts the Salon du Chocolat.The event, which takes place at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre between October 14th and 16th, offers visitors the opportunity of sampling a wide range of chocolate in addition to taking part in workshops such as choco-sculpture, chocolate dressed and chocolate make-up.Paris is easily accessible from the UK, with bmibaby offering 12 weekly flights to the French capital from East Midlands Airport.The airline said flights to Jersey would also prove appealing this autumn thanks to Tennerfest, which begins on October 1st and lasts until November 8th.More than 110 restaurants on the Channel Island are taking part in the initiative by offering meals for just £10.Elsewhere, people looking at city breaks may be tempted by flights to Amsterdam as the city hosts its annual Dance Event, with last year’s spectacle attracting more than 90,000 people and featuring 700 djs and acts.Earlier this week, bmibaby announced its intention to launch eight new flights from East Midlands Airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBmibaby to launch new summer service between East Midlands and MenorcaBmibaby to launch new summer service between East Midlands and Menorcabmibaby to launch new flight between Birmingham and Newquaybmibaby will launch a new flight between Birmingham International Airport and NewquayOver 90% of bmibaby flights depart on time in Januarybmibaby has revealed that more than nine in ten (90.8 percent) of its flights departed within 15 minutes of schedule
Two free days of holiday are coming your way in May so make the most of them and bag yourself a bargain holiday. Mini break anyone? The early May Bank Holiday: 3-6 May 2019 As one of the oldest inns on the island, The Yacht Inn was used to house soldiers during the German occupation in WW2. Today, however, you’re more likely to find a kettle and some tea rations than a colonel in your room. Prices start at £69 a night. 2.Guernsey – fly from £99 Fly to Argostoli from £105 1. Argostoli, Greece – fly from £105 Search hotels on Guernsey Where to stay: Mirabel Hotel Situated in an old 1930s building in the Garer Quarter, Hotel Grey has been recently renovated to fit 28 rooms with a contemporary design. You’ll be centrally located and in walking distance of Sacre Coeur Church and Place de Martyrs. Rooms start at £66. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Photo credit: Getty Fly to Helsinki from £101 If you’re thinking of going on a city break, look no further than landlocked Luxembourg where flights start at just £39. Back in the 10th century, the city featured just one small fort but over the centuries, the city’s fortifications have been extended and reinforced after countless invasions. The Old City’s quarters now make up a quirky collection of architecture style so spend some time wandering the streets and taking in the history. In the northeast of the city, Fort Thüngen – known locally as The Three Acorns – includes a small museum on Luxembourg’s history. There’s also a hiking trail that takes you around the Fort’s grounds where you can spy the three acorns the building is named after. Where to stay: B&B Hotel Milano Sant’Ambrogio 4. Marrakech, Morocco – fly from £110 6. Milan, Italy – fly from £79 5. Luxembourg – fly from £39 Find hotels in Helsinki Keep away from the buzz of the city in this leafy northern suburb where tram and train links are easily accessible. And, before your ask, the Finlandia Park Hotel Helsinki comes with its own sauna. Prices start at £67 a night. Where to stay: Finlandia Park Hotel Helsinki Photo credit: Getty Search hotels in Marrakech Spring temperatures are still making their way north at the beginning of May, which is why you should partake in the Finns’ favourite pastime – relaxing in a sauna. Löyly Sauna is on the edge of the Baltic Sea and a two-hour session in their public smoke or wood-burning saunas costs €19 and includes complimentary toiletries. Need a cool down afterwards? No problem, there are swimming facilities available onsite… in the sea. Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up 3. Helsinki, Finland – fly from £101 For an authentic stay in the twisting alleys of Marrakech, Riad Venôme & Spa will tick all the boxes. It’s an easy seven-minute walk to Jamaa el-Fnaa and complete with a roof terrace and bar. Prices start at £33 a night. All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 18 March 2019. Where to stay: Riad Venôme & Spa RelatedAlternative beach holidays for summerFancy a beach holiday, but don’t want to battle through the crowds to find a good spot for your towel? We’ve rounded-up some exciting destinations that are a little off the beaten track – some in far-flung countries such as Japan and Malaysia, while others are a little closer to…Where to go on holiday for early summer sun in 2019Looking for a summer holiday but don’t want to travel during peak season when prices go through the roof? Check out these short-haul destinations perfect for early summer and bag a cheap flight while the kids are still at school…Where to go on holiday for short-haul late summer sun in 2017While we’re getting ready for autumn, summer is still in full swing during September and October in many European destinations, including Tenerife, Cyprus and Spain. So don’t panic if you’ve not had your dose of vitamin D yet, a late summer sun holiday is only a short flight away. Are you ready to book your bank holiday weekend away? Search ‘everywhere’ below: Download the Skyscanner app Where to stay: Hotel Grey Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels The early May bank holiday happily coincides with the Guernsey Heritage Festival (19 April-10 May) giving you a great insight into island life. At only 12 miles long, you can cover a lot of ground in a long weekend, but despite its size, there’s still plenty to do. Visit the capital, St Peter Port, where small cobbled streets lead to restaurants and shops around the harbour. For a more in-depth look at the island, a guided walking tour leaves from St Peter Port’s information centre everyday and costs just £8. Find hotels in Argostoli You can just make it out of Europe at this time of year by spending £110 on the very reasonable four-hour flight to Marrakech. May is prime time to visit before the sweltering temperatures take hold, perfect for an afternoon wandering through the Jemaa el-Fnaa Market. Save a day to explore the 16th-century ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palais El Badi, where you’ll receive an impressive view over the city. It’s worth noting that the country will be observing Ramadan from 5 May-4 June, and while restaurant and shops will be open as normal, some tourist attractions may close early. The late May Bank Holiday: 24-27 May 2019 Fly to Milan from £79 Fly to Marrakech from £110 By May, Milan’s Fashion Week has truly been and gone, which means you can happily sport last season’s sunglasses without anyone staring too much. This fashionable city is an Instagrammer’s dream: your first port of call for a bite to eat should be Bar Luce, located in Fondazione Prada (an institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture) and designed by Wes Anderson. Think of a café filled with vibrant furniture and geometric colours and an old pinball machine thrown in for good measure. Then don’t forget to take a snap of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper in Santa Maria Delle Grazie before you hit the shops. Search for car hire B&B Hotel Milano Sant’Ambrogio has a range of stylish simple rooms and a rooftop terrace. Located in the centre of Milan, you can even hire bikes directly from the hotel to make exploring as easy as can be. Rooms start at £66. Where to stay: The Yacht Inn Located on the corner of Valianou Square, Mirabel Hotel comes with a rooftop terrace and views over the bay. Plus with a three-minute walk to the ferry terminal, you’ll be able to explore mainland Greece with ease. Prices start at £34 a night. Search hotels in Milan Search hotels in Luxembourg Photo credit: Getty Fly to Luxembourg from £39 Fly to Guernsey from £99 We all know spring is a little unpredictable in the UK, so it’s only sensible to fly to sunny Greece instead. Once you arrive on Kefalonia Island, the beach should be your first port of call. There’s plenty to choose from but as the 12-time winner of Greece’s best beach award and ranked as one of the best worldwide, Myrtos Beach wouldn’t be a bad place to start. If you’re visiting the west coast, take time out to see the Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi, which was rebuilt following the 1963 earthquake – the replica design includes an 8-foot tower surrounded by 20 columns. Visit at sunset, and this lighthouse is sure to make it on to the ‘gram. Photo credit: Getty
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineThe new partnership between Temposatis and CORUM started on March 20th 2010, at Baselworld. A signature that links a successfull name in the Mexican watchmaking market – TEMPOSATIS – with one of the leading exclusive Swiss watchmaking companies – CORUM. For Corum, this partnership stands as another milestone in its strong distribution network strategy and a new showcase to assert its brand image. A success co-written with dedicated agents such as Temposatis. Looking to the future, the brand aims to strengthen its brand awareness and to tap the tremendous growth potential offered by the Mexican market. On June 16th, the Corum flag waves in Mexico.On March 20th, at Baselworld, Mr. Antonio Calce, Chief Executive Officer of CORUM and Mr. Cédric Doffey, Brand Manager of Temposatis S.A de C.V, signed an exclusive distribution agreement between the two companies.Less than three months later, on the evening of June 16th 2010, on the 51st floor of the Torre Mayor in Mexico City, Corum and Temposatis welcomed more than 150 guests. Bringing together the most important retailers in Mexico as well as their customers along with the most recognized journalists. Mexican sailor Tania Elias Calles attended the event and was awarded with the prize “Libertad & Conquista” for her sailing career. Antonio Calce, CEO of Corum has given her an Admiral’s cup 40 mm Chrono Steel & Diamonds watch. Tania was born in Mexico City on April 12, 1979, and at 12, she began her career in the sport of sailing. She participated in the Olympic Games (2000 Sydney Olympics, 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing) and won several Pan American Games with gold and silver medals. Recently she broke the World Record for the longest distance sailed on a dinghy, Los Cabos to Bahia de Banderas (Mexico).This event also marked the launch of this new partnership with Temposatis. Moreover, this event was the time to celebrate two major anniversaries for Corum:-50 years of commitment to sailing with the Admiral’s Cup collection -30 years of strong watchmaking legitimacy with the baguette movement of its iconic Golden Bridge watchCorum continues with its expertise and skill integration by setting up a strong distribution network strategy to reinforce and enhance its presence in its key markets. With 17 point of sales on the Mexican market, Corum is relying on its 20-year presence and strong brand awareness to swiftly develop and assert its business. To strengthen its position in the Mexican market, Corum achieved a first goal in a partnership with one of the best agents in this area: Temposatis.Antonio Calce, CORUM CEO said: “For Corum this partnership stands as the second step to be represented in the Latin American market which is a strong market for Corum to regain. The first step in October 2009, was with the appointment of Laurent Peccavé as Regional Manager for the Caribbean & Latin America intended to give this market all the attention it deserves. The second step was at Baselworld 2010, signing the partnership with Temposatis, giving our brand the best navigators to win this challenge successfully. To conquer a market today, it takes trust, credibility and legitimacy; these three parameters are now the foundation of our brand. The renewal of our involvement in Mexico has already convinced the press and our retailers. Today we are working on strengthening our brand so that customers and watch enthusiasts are also catching the Corum fever. Today our brand is celebrating 3 major anniversaries with the 55th anniversary of the brand’s creation, the 50th anniversary of the Admiral’s Cup collection, the 30th anniversary of the Golden Bridge. All together we are ready to continue the Corum brand story”.Cédric Doffey, Temposatis Brand Manager declared: “Our experience as a distributor of prestigious watches in Mexico has, through the years, taught us that there exists a great sensibility and predisposition to luxury and appreciation of well manufactured timepieces in Mexico. The Mexican haute horlogerie connoisseurs are many and can easily estimate the real value of a timepiece. Knowing this we did not hesitate to accept the challenge that Antonio Calce proposed us a few months ago, namely: to return Corum to its rightful status in Mexico. Tonight we are honored and happy to be able to share with you the creations that Antonio and his team developed with great passion to celebrate this triple anniversary”.www.CORUM.ch
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as the dim-witted sidekick in television’s “Coach,” died Friday in Arkansas, according to his manager. He was 86.John Castonia said Van Dyke died at his ranch in Hot Spring County. His wife, Shirley Ann Jones, was by his side. No cause was immediately known.Van Dyke had an affable, goofy appeal, but he spent much of his career toiling in failed sitcoms and in the shadow of his older brother, even playing the star’s brother in “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”Until “Coach” came along in 1989, Van Dyke was best known to critics as the guy who had starred in one of television’s more improbable sitcoms, 1965’s “My Mother the Car.” Its premise: A small-town lawyer talks to his deceased mother (voiced by actress Ann Sothern), who speaks from the radio of an antique automobile.Other bombs included 1967’s “Accidental Family,” in which he was a nightclub comedian, 1970’s “The Headmaster,” in which he was a gym teacher and 1963’s “Picture This,” a game show that lasted only three months. He also joined “The Judy Garland Show” in 1963, to provide comic relief, but was fired at the end of the season.“The show’s writers wrote awful, awful, awful stuff,” he recalled in a 1994 interview with The Associated Press, “and I was forced to do it. For instance, I had to come out and say to Judy Garland, ‘What’s a nice little old lady like you doing on television?’” He added: “And that was just the first week!”In “Coach,” he finally made it, playing assistant coach Luther Van Dam, comic foil to Craig T. Nelson’s coach Hayden Fox. The two headed up a hapless Minnesota college football team, its follies aired from 1989 to 1997, and Van Dyke was nominated four times for an Emmy.“I never knew what success was like, or having a hit series, or even doing something GOOD,” Van Dyke told the AP. “Finally I got a job that I enjoy doing, that’s not hard to do — and I get paid a lot of money.”Nelson, his co-star on the show, paid homage to his former onscreen partner Saturday: “I am incredibly sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was such a brilliant comedian and we had a great time working together on ‘Coach.’ It is just devastating news.”Dawn Wells, an actress who starred with Van Dyke on an episode of “Fantasy Island,” called him in a statement “one of Hollywood’s funniest, kindest and personable comedians. He was a joy to work with. He will be missed.”Over the years, Van Dyke made guest appearances on numerous programs, among them “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” whose star had played his sister-in-law on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”He also appeared on “The Andy Griffith Show,” ”Perry Mason” and in such films as “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” ”Palm Springs Weekend,” ”Angel in My Pocket” and “McLintock!”His decision to take the “Car” role was one of two disastrous career moves in the mid-1960s. He also passed on a chance to play the title role on “Gilligan’s Island” and to replace the departing Don Knotts as the deputy on “The Andy Griffith Show.”“My Mother the Car” lasted one season. (A New York Times critic cracked, “last night’s premiere made a strong case for not fastening your seat belts.”) But “Gilligan’s Island” turned its star, Bob Denver, into a television icon and is still airing endlessly in reruns. Van Dyke said in 1990 that his brother told him “My Mother the Car” sounded good. (At the time, a show about a talking horse — “Mister Ed” — and other fantasy sitcoms were doing well.)“I never asked him for advice after that,” Jerry Van Dyke said.He also rued the loss of a role in 1982 when he was up for a supporting gig in a series to star Bob Newhart, which would run for eight celebrated seasons. But Tom Poston got his role as George the handyman on “Newhart.” In recent years, Van Dyke made recurring appearances on “The Middle” (where he and brother Dick starred in an episode) and “Yes, Dear.”Patricia Heaton, who played Van Dyke’s daughter on “The Middle,” tweeted her respects: “Jerry, you were hilarious and terrifically talented — what an honour to be able to watch up close as you and your brother create your special magic.”He was born in Danville, Illinois, in 1931, six years after his brother. He said he knew from childhood that he wanted to be a comedian, and grew up listening to the radio shows of Bob Hope, Red Skelton and others. By age 8 he had earned a reputation as class clown.He had his first brush with acting in a guest role on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as Rob Petrie’s banjo-playing brother. “I came away thinking, ‘TV is a piece of cake; I want more of this,’” he told the AP.Van Dyke entered Eastern Illinois University, but his education was interrupted by service in the Air Force during the Korean War. He spent much of that time entertaining colleagues at military shows with jokes and banjo playing.When he got out of the service, he took that act on the road, with little success. Eventually he followed his brother to Hollywood.He is survived by his wife, two children from his previous marriage to Carol Johnson — Jerri and Ronald — and his brother. by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2018 2:02 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ star and brother of Dick, dies at 86 FILE – In this Aug. 25, 1992 file photo, Jerry Van Dyke, left, and his brother, Dick, laugh during a party in Los Angeles. Manager said Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, that Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ star and younger brother of comedian Dick Van Dyke, has died in Arkansas at 86. Manager, John Castonia, said Van Dyke died Friday at his ranch in Hot Spring County. His wife, Shirley Ann Jones, was by his side. (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, fashion designer Georgina Chapman arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chapman, Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife, has given a tearful interview in Vogue magazine which she says she never knew of her husband’s misconduct. The interview comes a day after Wintour came out in support of Chapman on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show, “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” and a few days after Scarlett Johansson wore a gown by Marchesa, Chapman’s fashion line, at the Met Gala. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) In tearful interview, Weinstein’s wife says she didn’t know by The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2018 12:37 pm PDT Last Updated May 10, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife, designer Georgina Chapman, is speaking out in a tearful interview. She says she never knew of her husband’s alleged misconduct, and weeps for their two small children.The interview is in Vogue magazine. Chapman says she thought she had been in a happy marriage, but was “clearly, so naive.”Earlier this week, Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour came out in support of Chapman on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show. And on Monday, Scarlett Johansson wore a gown by Chapman’s fashion line Marchesa at the Met Gala, which Wintour presides over.Wintour is seen as the most influential arbiter of American fashion. She also writes an editor’s letter in Vogue in which she says it’s wrong to blame Chapman, who should instead be receiving compassion and understanding.
by Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 31, 2018 1:00 am PDT Hubert Lenoir holds up his trophies at the Gala Adisq awards ceremony in Montreal, Sunday, October 20, 2018. When androgynous glam rocker Hubert Lenoir shoved a trophy into his mouth, mimicking a sex act onstage at Quebec’s premier music awards gala last fall, he shocked a nation but also held a mirror up to it.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Quebec artists less political, more controversial and environmental in 2018 MONTREAL — When androgynous glam rocker Hubert Lenoir shoved a trophy into his mouth, mimicking a sex act onstage at Quebec’s premier music awards gala last fall, he shocked a nation but also held a mirror up to it.Artists in Quebec were once a powerful force for change, especially in the 1960s and during the rise of the independence movement of the 1970s. But today they are noticeably less tied to political movements. If they advocate at all, it is typically for a global cause such as the environment.Lenoir, described in the media as the musical revelation of 2018 with his album “Darlene,” says he “feels like a sovereigntist,” but instead of wrapping himself in the Quebec flag, he shows off an image of an ejaculating fleur-de-lis — the national symbol of the province — tattooed on his rear.“It’s a little logo,” Lenoir said of the tattoo in an October interview with host Guy A. Lepage on the popular television show, “Tout le monde en parle.”“I see myself as a Quebecer — but a Quebecer within the world,” Lenoir said. “And I feel like a sovereigntist, but I don’t really adhere to anything political that is being proposed to me.”Lepage replied: “Ah, well, there are plenty of sovereigntists like you,” a comment reflecting the wider disillusionment in the independence movement. Lenoir told Lepage he found it “funny to desecrate such an emblematic symbol. It’s cool to have Parti Quebecois supporters hate me.”Marc Cassivi, a columnist at La Presse who often writes about music and Quebec culture, said in an interview that today’s artists “are in the image of Quebec society,” meaning they talk less about independence and more about global issues. “Artists used to be very much associated with the independence movement,” he said.During the same October awards show when Lenoir shocked the audience, singer Yann Perreau took the opportunity to call out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was in the audience, for using $4.5-billion in taxpayer money to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Perreau spoke a line from the beloved nationalist poet and singer Gilles Vigneault: “My country is not a country, it’s winter.”“I heard that Mr. Vigneault is one of your favourite singers, Mr. Trudeau,” Perreau said. “However, when you buy a $5-billion pipeline, I get more the impression that my country isn’t a country, it’s an oil company.”Quebec’s new artists might be less drawn to the political causes that inspired previous generations, but they are still bold, audacious — and controversial.Singer Safia Nolin, in her grungy clothes and unkempt hair, doesn’t look the part of a conventional Quebec star. When she arrived at an awards show in 2016 wearing a T-shirt and jeans she was immediately derided on social media.The founder and co-owner of Bonsound record label and artist management company, who goes by the name Gourmet Delice, said the controversy around singer Nolin’s body and clothing is also a reflection of Quebec society.“I was sitting next to her — she didn’t even go on stage yet. She had just walked the red carpet, and she showed me her Facebook,” said Delice, whose company represents the young singer. “There were horrible words there. Women said she was an embarrassment to women.” He sees it as a sign people live in social media bubbles. “When we are exposed to this kind of (hate), we realize: ‘Oh yeah, there are people who think differently,’” he said.Delice agrees with Cassivi that artists are less politically minded — something he said was apparent during the 2018 Quebec election campaign.“In general people are disillusioned by politics,” he said. “I met a few artists not long ago and we were chatting, and most of them stayed very silent during the campaign. But, a day or two before (the vote), they came out on social media and told people who they would vote for.”He said artists will often advocate for specific causes, but the days of singers and other celebrities campaigning with politicians for months ahead of an election are over.Meanwhile, Lenoir doesn’t seem to mind if he offends Quebec nationalists — or anyone else. The award Lenoir took liberties with in October is called a Felix, named after the late Quebec singer-songwriter, Felix Leclerc, a legend to the province’s independence movement.Lenoir brushes aside the invective thrown at him on television and online — both for his treatment of the trophy and his flamboyant fashion sense.Cassivi said he was recently at a Lenoir show in Montreal where the artist made reference to his intimate encounter with the Felix. He recounted that Lenoir said: “I didn’t lack respect towards Felix Leclerc …. I would never do that to someone I didn’t respect!”Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press
by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2019 9:37 am PDT TORONTO — A documentary that aims to clear the name of a Quebecois flight attendant who was known as “patient zero” in the 1980s AIDS epidemic will make its world premiere at this year’s Hot Docs festival.“Killing Patient Zero” is among 15 newly announced special presentations set for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which runs April 25 to May 5 in Toronto.Laurie Lynd directed the Canadian film, which looks at “the homophobia behind the headlines” of the epidemic.Also making its world premiere at the festival is the Canadian doc “Toxic Beauty” by Phyllis Ellis, which looks at “the cosmetics industry’s ugly secrets.”The other special presentations are either Canadian, international or North American premieres.Other titles include “Push” by Fredrik Gertten, in which a newly appointed UN specialist from Ottawa travels from Toronto to cities around the world to look at the issue of affordable housing.“The Corporate Coup D’Etat” by Fred Peabody is a Canadian doc about democracy in the U.S., while “Knock Down the House” by Rachel Lears follows four women during the 2018 U.S. midterms, including rising Democrat star and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.In “Buddy,” director Heddy Honigmann looks at the complex relationships between service dogs and their owners.Director Jacqueline Olive “examines the lingering trauma of more than a century of lynching and continued racial violence” in “Always in Season.”And “Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy” by Elizabeth Carroll is about a 96-year-old chef who’s been dubbed “the Mick Jagger of Mexican cooking.”The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Hot Docs lineup includes premieres of ‘Killing Patient Zero,’ ‘Toxic Beauty’
Thais arrest Italian on run after George Clooney conviction by The Associated Press Posted Jun 16, 2019 11:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BANGKOK — Thai police say they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after fleeing a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company.Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division says 58-year-old Francesco Galdeli was arrested Saturday near the city of Pattaya on suspicion of staying in the country illegally. Also arrested was 45-year-old Vanja Goffi on suspicion of overstaying her visa.Thai authorities say an Interpol notice had been issued for Galdeli.Police said Monday that the two did not yet have a lawyer.Police said Galdeli was sentenced by a Milan court in 2010 to more than eight years in jail after being found guilty of impersonating Clooney to trick investors.The Associated Press
We are living in a time of massive institutional failure. I guess you know that. This failure is creating all sorts of results nobody wants: climate change, hunger, terrorism, loss of jobs, loss of community, radically changed ecologies and economies.And we are in an art museum, which is exactly the place to confront all of this. It is a tribute to NAU’s vision that we’re here. The work of art is not entertainment; it is getting at the truth of existence.[photo: Dean of the Colege of Art and Letters, Michael Vincent, speaking]The artworks that are surrounding us here, the work of an extraordinary mind, are all to answer the question HOW SHALL WE LIVE on the earth. This is what art does. This is what Paolo Soleri has done with an entire life. You see the results of that life here in these rooms tonight.[photo: Jeff Stein speaking]Arnold Toynbee famously said “History is one damned thing after another.” It’s not quite true, though; there are patterns to history, and occasionally there are things, events, ideas that disrupt those patterns. I think we are surrounded by some of those ideas here at NAU tonight. I hope those ideas, this exhibit, will interrupt your patterns and help you think deeply about what your own life’s work might be in the face of what you see here tonight. This is what art museum’s are for.Thank you again Dean Michael Vincent, Dr. George Speer, NAU Art Museum; please say hello to the Arcosantians here this evening, and thank you all for coming out in the snow tonight.[photo: NAU Art Museum exhibition crew Theresa DiFuccia, Ty Miller and Trevor Ganske, who put together a georgous exhibition, Congratulations!!!]This report continues on Monday, February 25. 2013. February 22, 2013Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein’s remarks at the opening of “PAOLO SOLERI: Think. Draw. Build. Sustain.” exhibition at the NAU Art Museum in Flagstaff, Arizona:I bring best wishes to the entire NAU Community from Paolo Soleri. He would love to be here at this moment, but at age 93 1⁄2 he does not drive in snow. In fact, he doesn’t even ride in snow. So from his home at Cosanti in Scottsdale Paolo sends his good thoughts and his gratitude for what NAU has done to further this work.
September 14, 2016Here are a few more photos of the Global Stilt Congress groups practicing for the upcoming public events this coming Saturday and next Saturday.As a part of the FUSE! Festival hosted by the 5:00 pm Tour of Arcosanti6:00 pm Performance7:30 pm Dinner$40 including an Italian Dinner ($30 for students)$20 for performance only ($10 for students)>>> Book tickets here or call 928.632.7135 for reservationsMore to come.[photos by Sue Kirsch]