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Guided snowshoe trips offered on Mount Hood

first_imgMount Hood Meadows is offering guided snowshoe trips along White River Canyon twice in March and two more times in April.The cost is $60 and includes dinner at the Alpenstube Restaurant on the mountain.The dates are March 11, March 25, April 8 and April 22. To reserve a spot, go online to www.skihood.com.Tours include snowshoe rentals, a ride to the top of Vista chairlift, the guided hike and dinner.Participants meet at Mount Hood Meadows Rental Center at 2:30 p.m. to get snowshoes and meet the guides, then load the last chair up the mountain at 3:30 p.m.The descent from 6,600 feet elevation is along the southern boundary of the resort on Vista Ridge, through Mitchell Creek and back to the lodge. The trek takes about 90 minutes.Participants need to wear a comfortable winter boot and be in good physical condition.Tours may be cancelled depending on weather conditions.last_img read more

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Teenager Shot Dead in Fox Hill

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 14, 2017 – Nassau – Police are searching for suspects after a teenager was shot dead in Fox Hill on September 12.At around 11.30pm, police received a report that a male had been shot behind a home on Brice Street.When responding officers arrived in the area, they found the body of the 16-year-old, who was pronounced dead on the scene.Anyone with information is asked to call to police at 919 or 328-TIPS. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Legacy Recordings To Drop Live Performances From Janis Joplin Elvis Presley More

first_imgUpcoming Legacy Recordings titles for Record Store Day 2019 also include Sly & The Family Stone, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Prince, and Dennis WilsonPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 1, 2019 – 1:07 pm Janis Joplin and Sly & The Family Stone’s Woodstock performances and Elvis Presley, Live At The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 23, 1969 are just a few of the unique and collectible titles coming from Legacy Recordings in time for Record Store Day 2019 on April 13. The cultural riches offered on RSD tempt vinyl listeners steadily, and these provide a good example.Other delectable collectibles include Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks – Original New York Test Pressing, a reproduction of the influential original which has been bootlegged but never before released. The Prince cassette The VERSACE Experience: PRELUDE 2 GOLD is an RSD-exclusive reproduction of the rare originals, which Prince distributed as gifts during 1995 Paris Fashion Week.  Twitter Legacy Recordings To Drop Live Performances From Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley & More For Record Store Day Pink Floyd’s second album, A Saucerful Of Secrets, has been remastered from the 1968 original’s mono mix and is released as an RSD limited edition with a reproduction of the album’s original sleeve. The Dennis Wilson 7″ single of “Holy Man” has the original by Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys on one side and a revitalization on the other by Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor.Legacy Recordings’ website has additional details. Their RSD 2019 announcement is rounded out by a Jeff Buckley retrospective on his album Grace and by Billy Joel’s Live At Carnegie Hall 1977.Pearl Jam Named Record Store Day 2019 AmbassadorsRead more Email Facebook RSD 2019 Has Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley & More legacy-recordings-drop-live-performances-janis-joplin-elvis-presley-more-record-store News https://twitter.com/SonyLegacyRecs/status/1101526534601482246last_img read more

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What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of April 22 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, April 22, 2018.Sunday, April 22No MeetingsMonday, April 23The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. An Executive Session precedes the public meeting at 6pm.Tuesday, April 24The Wilmington Board of Assessors meets at 11am in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, April 25The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Finance Committee and Planning Board’s Public Hearing takes place at 7:30pm in the Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, April 26No MeetingsFriday, April 27No MeetingsSaturday, April 28No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

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4 plane crash survivors swam to shore through 5foot seas

first_imgFour Haines residents survived a plane crash yesterday afternoon and swam through 5-foot seas to get to the rocky shore. Three were released from a Juneau hospital while the fourth is still in critical condition in Seattle.Download AudioThe privately owned Cessna 180 went down shortly before 2 p.m. and crashed into Lynn Canal near Eldred Rock, about 50 miles north of Juneau and 30 miles from Haines.Eldred Rock, looking east. (Pam Randles). Shared via KHNS.org.The U.S. Coast Guard got the request for assistance at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Petty Officer Meredith Manning. The Federal Aviation Administration heard the mayday call from the pilot, identified by Alaska State Troopers as Michael Mackowiak. Mackowiak reported that the plane’s engine had died while flying to Haines from Juneau. The plane crashed into Lynn Canal and the four swam to the rocky beach north of Berners Bay on the east side of the canal, in the vicinity of Eldred Rock.A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched and picked up three passengers, while a TEMSCO helicopter picked up the fourth person. All were brought to Juneau. Manning said seas at the time of the crash were at 5 feet while winds were around 28 miles per hour. The call came in at 1:45 and the four were located by rescuers at 3:25 p.m.Here’s Manning talking about the scene when rescuers arrived.“All four of the survivors had swam to shore and the plane was no longer visible in the water.”The Coast Guard also diverted a 45-foot response boat from Juneau.All passengers were seen at Bartlett Regional Hospital, but one was later transferred to a Seattle hospital, while the other three were treated and released on Wednesday evening.Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg said Thursday morning that Martha Mackowiak is still in critical condition in the intensive care unit. Gregg said Martha is receiving round-the-clock care and monitoring.Troopers said they received a call from TEMSCO shortly after 2 p.m. that it was in the process of responding to a downed aircraft. Troopers confirmed Michael and Martha were on board along with two juveniles, all of Haines.Shaun Williams is the lead investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board charged with looking into the crash. He said Thursday morning that once the search and rescue aspect of the accident was over, he began the initial phase of the investigation into why the plane went down. Collecting evidence is a challenge as the plane is currently submerged in Lynn Canal.“The NTSB does not do recovery. That’s up to whether or not there was insurance or up to the individual if they wish to go after the aircraft,” Williams said.Williams said without the plane to comb through, he will conduct interviews, look at maintenance records and the pilot’s flight history to get more clues into the probable cause.“And trying to recreate as much of the information as possible as far as how the airplane was configured, what sounds, what vibrations, if any, that sort of thing.”If the plane is recovered, Williams said he will travel to Juneau to inspect it.“It’s a big puzzle and we have try and put all the pieces together to backtrack and find out what happened and what caused this aircraft to impact water,” he said.Williams said a preliminary report will be released in five to 10 days and a factual report in six to 12 months.last_img read more

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Yahoo under fire by investors takes steps for possible sale

first_imgYahoo Inc (YHOO.O), under pressure from impatient investors, took steps on Friday to handle the possible sale of parts of the struggling Internet company.Yahoo shares jumped after the company announced its board has formed a committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives. This signaled Yahoo is open to selling its core business including search, mail and news sites, rather than spin it off as previously planned.Yahoo advisers started working on the sale process on Friday, people familiar with the matter said. The step followed more than three years of effort by CEO Marissa Mayer to turn around Yahoo, focusing on mobile apps and trying to boost advertising revenue.Despite her efforts, revenue has dipped since she took the helm in July 2012.Yahoo shares rose 2.26 percent to $30.09 in midday trading.The announcement came as activist investors appeared to be preparing for a possible proxy fight for control of the board.Starboard, which owns about 0.75 percent of Yahoo, has been pushing for changes since 2014, asking it to separate its Asian assets and sell the core business.On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that Starboard was taking initial steps toward a potential proxy fight.”It seems pretty clear that the only reason this is happening even is because of the threat of the proxy fight,” Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser said.Yahoo said the newly formed committee and its advisers are working on a process for reaching out to and engaging with potentially interested strategic and financial parties.Earlier this month, Yahoo dealt with interested parties individually, without running a formal auction process, according to people familiar with the matter.Yahoo announced this month it was considering strategic alternatives for its core Internet business, after shelving previous plans to spin off its stake in ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N).”Separating our Alibaba stake from Yahoo’s operating business is essential to maximizing value for our shareholders,” Mayer said on Friday.Starboard was not immediately available for comment.”I think a proxy fight would be the right thing to do,” said investor SpringOwl Asset Management’s Managing Director Eric Jackson.Yahoo’s board is concerned about the risk of losing a possible proxy contest, he said.The committee has engaged Goldman Sachs & Co Inc, J.P. Morgan and PJT Partners Inc as financial advisers, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP as legal adviser.Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is among the companies seen as a potential buyer of Yahoo’s core business.last_img read more

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BJPs Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker Modi heaps praises on colleague

first_imgHis name was proposed by Prime Minister Modi and was backed by all major parties.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP OM Birla was elected as the speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha on Wednesday, June 19. His name was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was backed by all major parties including Biju Janata Dal, Shiv Sena, YSRCP and AIADMK.PM Modi also congratulated Birla after his election, saying that he and Birla have worked together as BJP workers, and Birla has been serving the public without a break for years.”It is a matter of great pride for the House and we all congratulate Om Birla Ji on being unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Many MPs know Birla Ji well. He has served in the state of Rajasthan as well,” Modi said.Birla, a two-time BJP MP from the Kota-Bundi constituency in Lok Sabha, defeated Congress’s Ramnarayan Meena with a margin of over 2.5 lakh votes in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election.Other prominent names of senior BJP parliamentarians like Maneka Gandhi, Radha Mohan Singh and Virender Kumar were also in contention for the post of Lok Sabha speaker. But Birla, who has been associated with the BJP since his youth, working as a representative in the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, had a total of 13 motions moved in his support, and was unanimously elected as the speaker.last_img read more

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Boxing the box office Revised tax rates on movie tickets will spur

first_imgMaayya Vallai ‏ @hp31579 Looks #GST will going increase more piracy in the cinema.. Difficult to save Tamil cinema… Just Watch My Review‏ @Justwatchreview 100% Rit sir .This will effect only The Family audience. Already theaters becoming marriage Halls etc worst Time for Cinema industry #GST How to encourage torrents?!! Where the hell do you get movie tickets for less than INR100? Sree‏ @sreeramshenoycenter_img S ANIL PRASAD GUPTHA‏ @SANILPRASADGUP1 sir..plz remove tax on rice and reduce movie tax on tickets below 200..if not reduce tax on movie tkts..indirectly encourage piracy. Arun JaitleyPIB IndiaUnion Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s official announcement over the implications of GST and his statement on Sunday has saddened filmmakers and movie buffs across India.Ever since Arun Jaitley announced GST, people across the country were confused over the implications of the revised tax rates, especially prices of movie tickets. Arun Jaitley held the GST Council meeting on Sunday, and later in the afternoon, addressed the media.Read: Gold is cold: Jewellers fear GST might tarnish profits of the sectorThe Union Finance Minister said there would be two taxation slabs for movie tickets. Those priced under Rs 100 will come under the slab of 18 percent, while the base price of tickets over Rs 100 will fall under the 28 percent slab. Avid film goers took to Twitter to share their views on Arun Jaitley’s announcement.Addressing media after the 16th meeting of the GST Council, June 11, 2017 https://t.co/ulSwrYXSpg— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) June 11, 2017Sreedhar Pillai‏ felt that GST on movie tickets would affect business for the Tamil film industry. The trade analyst tweeted, “Breaking -At #GST council meet today, @arunjaitley says entertainment tax will be now in 2 categories- For tickets less than Rs 100- 18%. #GST council meet confirms tax on tickets more than RS 100 will b 28%, no change! So no real win. Now will have 2 wait TN govt g.o 4 clarity.”The film critic added: “In Chennai if TN govt waives current 30% tax and says RS 120 will be the new Net + GST 28%, then a Sathyam can charge Rs 153.60. #GST Big + for theatres selling ticket below RS 100. An #AVMRajeshwari paying 30% tax on their highest Rs 50 ticket, now will cost RS 64. Now the ball is clearly in the court of TN govt. The #EPS Sarkar as per their track record will follow the rules set by Central govt.”Film-goers noted that there are hardly a few theatres which charge less than Rs 100 for a ticket, while no multiplex will charge less than Rs 100. Some felt that the government decision would give rise to torrent sites and piracy, which would cause losses to the already struggling Indian film industry. Here are some Twitter comments:Moviebuff‏ @moviebuffmaster #GST on movie ticketslast_img read more

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Breaking Lata Mangeshkar requests MS Dhoni to not retire on Twitter

first_imgReutersWith a great deal of talk about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future doing the rounds, a very prominent Indian voice, and the most beautiful one arguably, has asked the veteran cricketer to not hang up his boots and continue representing India.In a tweet, the Lata Mangeshkar, the most famous playback singer of the country, wrote: “Namaskar M S Dhoni ji. Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke aap retire hona chahte hain. Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye. Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.” (“These days, I am hearing that you want to retire. Please don’t think like this. The country needs your skills and it is my request also that you don’t allow the thought of retirement to enter your mind.”)The Bharat Ratna awardee is not a frequent tweeter and only expresses her views on social media on rare occasions. The fact that she felt the need to address MSD and express, in such a respectful manner, her desire to see him continue as an Indian player makes this appeal very special, perhaps at par with any complement that Dhoni has got in his career. Let’s see if Mahi responds to her.last_img read more

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Dillard University Alumni Association Hosts Annual Scholarship Brunch

first_imgRonald Lee, vice president, left, Kristin Clarkson, recording secretary; Erica Williams, president; Charline Jacob, corresponding secretary; Candis Milbourne, parliamentarian and Sidney Green, chaplain. (Courtesy Photo)In keeping with a more than 10-year tradition, the Dillard University Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Alumni Association hosted its annual Scholarship Jazz Brunch Nov.1.Family, friends, and other supporters joined local alumna at the Washington Navy Yard Catering and Conference Center for food and fellowship.“We are excited to not only continue a tenured tradition, but to have the opportunity to bring a little New Orleans flavor to the nation’s capital while raising money for our beloved university,” said Erica M. Williams, president of the association. Dillard University is located in New Orleans, La.The event featured a brunch buffet, champagne mimosas, and a New Orleans Second Line complete with umbrellas and handkerchiefs.Funds raised during the event will go to the Fannie N. Ridgeway Endowed Scholarship, which is given to the university’s upperclassmen who are residents of the D.C. Metropolitan Area.last_img read more

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