Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer, dies aged 79

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Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer, dies aged 79
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 20th, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2007

The German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, a pioneer of electronic music among major contemporary musicians, died on December 5. The German foundation, named in his honor, announced today, Stockhausen passed away in his Kürten home in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

A prolific composer, he wrote more than 300 works during his career, establishing himself as a pioneer of electronic music, as well as a representative of serialism. Studie I, dated 1953, is considered one of the first electronic music works ever produced.

Born in Mödrath, Germany, in 1927, he was the son of a mother from a wealthy family and a father who was a teacher. He grew up in Altenberg, where he started taking piano lessons. He studied piano and music pedagogy at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. It was at University of Cologne, he later studied musicology, philosophy and Germanics.

He was influenced by musicians such as Oliver Messiaen, Edgard Varèse, and Anton Webern, but also by painters such as Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee. Stockhausen’s works often departed from usual music styles.

During his life as a musician, Stockhausen explored most of the genres and styles. Starting in punctualism and concrete music early in his career, during the 1950s, he proceeded to research the electronic music area, which at the time was in an embryonic state. In the 1960s, he composed works of choral music, putting side-by-side the chorus and the use of electronic facilities. In the 1970s, he dedicated himself to serialism. Between 1977 and 2003, he committed himself to one of his most ambitious projects: a cycle of thematic works named Licht: Die sieben Tage der Woche (Light: the Seven Days of the Week).

Various artists have stated that they were influenced by Stokhausen, including artists as varied as Frank Zappa, Björk, Miles Davis, as well as Roger Waters and Rick Wright—two of the Pink Floyd members. The Beatles included a portrait of Stockhausen among the people pictured on the cover of their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Italian singer/songwriter Franco Battiato dedicated Sulle corde di Aries to the composer.

While being a controversial artist, Stockhausen became a focus of polemics after he stated that the September 11, 2001 attacks were “works of art”. He later explained the meaning of his statements, and said that they had been, according to him, out-of-context and misquoted.

Canadian city announces first Studios of Brampton tour

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Canadian city announces first Studios of Brampton tour
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 20th, 2018

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Created by the Brampton Arts Council and the City of Brampton, the Studios of Brampton studio tour will allow residents a chance to view works by dozens of local artists at twelve locations.

The tour will run October 1 & 2 from 10 pm until 4 pm ET.

On the tour are the personal studios of watercolourist Jack Reid, sculpture Marion Bartlett, woodworker Rick Bino, ceramicist Eric Wong, calligrapher and fashion illustrator Rosemarie Gidvani, abstract painter Karen Darling, oil painter John Cutruzzola, stain-glass artist Darlene Robichaud, and watercolourist Gordon Stuart.

Also on the tour is the Art Gallery of Peel, which will be exhibiting Sydney Drum, a Canadian artist based in New York, and Kelly McNeil.

Visual Arts Brampton and Beaux-Arts Brampton will both have line-ups of local artist members. VAB has confirmed displays by William Band, Bridget Doughty, Betty Jean Evans, Marguerite Finlayson, Conrad Mieschke, Keith Moreau, Mary Noble, Olga Rudge, and Elizabeth Patrick.

Sample works representing each location on the tour will be shown at the Brampton City Hall’s Atrium Gallery.

Lorry drops thirteen tonnes of fish in British town

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Lorry drops thirteen tonnes of fish in British town
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 19th, 2018

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A lorry spilt thirteen tonnes of raw fish on a road in the small British town of Shaftesbury, Dorset, earlier today.

Crates of iced fish, worth £80,000, apparently burst out the rear doors of the lorry as it climbed a hill.

The BBC reports Dorset Police as saying “It appears as the lorry started its ascent up the hill the load in the rear of the articulated container slipped backwards, probably on the wet floor, and the weight of the fish on the rear doors forced the doors open.”

The clean-up was hampered by poor weather conditions as Dorset County Council struggled to use a digger and a second lorry to clear the fish.

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How To Keep Your Estate Out Of Probate

by YuA7sh8g ~ June 19th, 2018

By Simon Volkov

Probate is the legal process that requires property belonging to an individual who is deceased be accounted for and properly distributed to heirs. The main objective of Probate is to ensure the decedent’s wishes are met and that creditor claims, tax liens and outstanding debts are paid in full.

Probate is governed by county and state Probate Courts and laws vary from state to state. Many people believe if they file a Last Will and Testament, their estate will not have to pass through Probate; however, this is not the case.

In order to keep your estate out of probate, you must draft a revocable living trust. Legal title to your property is transferred into the trust and administered by a Trustee. You can designate yourself or someone else as the Trustee. If you designate another individual as the Trustee, s/he does not have access to your property until you die.

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A revocable living trust allows you to specify who you want to inherit your belongings. All property held in the trust avoids probate because it is not considered part of your estate. In the event of your death, the Trustee can easily distribute property to designated beneficiaries.

You can keep bank accounts out of probate by setting them up as Payable-on-Death (POD) accounts. This is a simple process and consists of filling out a form provided by the bank. You can record the name of the person you want to inherit the money in your accounts. Typically, spousal joint bank accounts automatically are transferred to the surviving spouse and are not required to pass through probate. However, to be on the safe side file a paid-on-death form with the bank, assigning your spouse as the beneficiary.

Keep automobiles out of probate by designating a Transfer-on-Death beneficiary. Similar to the POD bank account, the designated beneficiary will assume ownership of your vehicle in the event of your death. Not all states allow transfer-on-death benefits. Therefore, you will need to inquire with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles or visit their website to determine if they allow TOD benefits.

Perhaps the easiest, yet least common way to keep your estate out of probate is to simply give away your property and belongings while you are still alive. Oftentimes, people diagnosed with terminal illness elect to give valuables to their loved ones. Elderly individuals will sign over the title to their home or car and gift it to their children, spouse or siblings.

By giving away real estate, automobiles and other valuables prior to your death, you will reduce the size of your estate and lower costs associated with the probate process. It’s important to note that you can give away property at any time in your life. However, if your gifts exceed more than $12,000 to any one individual during a calendar year, you will be required to file a federal gift tax return.

These are just a few ways to keep your estate out of probate. Depending on the size and value of your estate, there may be other options to further protect your assets and avoid probate. It’s wise to consult with a professional who specializes in Probate Law and Inheritance Tax. By setting up a revocable living trust and taking steps to keep your estate out of probate, you’ll save your loved ones a tremendous amount of stress and emotional turmoil.

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Fiji loses rights to host World Netball Championships next year

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Fiji loses rights to host World Netball Championships next year
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 19th, 2018

Saturday, December 9, 2006

The International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) has stripped the rights from Fiji to host the World Netball Championships in 2007 because of the military coup that took place on December 5.

The Netball Championships were to take place between 10 July and 21 July, 2007 at Fiji’s capital, Suva.

IFNA president, Molly Rhone, said: “It is deeply regretted that we have had to take this decision, recognising the hard work that has been done by the Organising Committee in preparing to host their first senior World Championships.”

“We know that many supporters around the world were looking forward to this great sporting event in Fiji,” Ms Rhone said.

Alisi Tabete, president of Fijian netball, said that today is a very sad day for sports and that they had wasted many years preparing to host the championships. “We had been working on this event from 1999 and right now I am trying to reason with myself as to why the championships has been lost and just thinking ‘what if’.”

“We have to think positive and am still thankful that we had been given a chance for the champs,” Ms Tabete said.

The IFNA is yet to announce a replacement venue for the games. Ms Rhone said: “IFNA will now be working assiduously to find a new venue to host the Championships.”

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American actor Charlie Sheen arrested

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American actor Charlie Sheen arrested
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 18th, 2018

Saturday, December 26, 2009

American actor Charlie Sheen was arrested Friday on domestic-violence related assault charges. The 44-year-old was charged with assault, menacing and criminal mischief. He was released on US$8,500 bond from an Aspen, Colorado jail. Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro did not identify the victim in press briefings, citing police policy.

Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfield said not to jump to conclusions, “It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.” Sheen is married to real-estate investor Brooke Mueller Sheen, with whom he had twins in March.

Sheen has had incidents in the past, such as in 1990 when he accidentally shot his then-fiancee, Kelly Preston, in the arm. He also had a drug violation in 1998, when he injected himself with cocaine and overdosed.

Sheen, born Carlos Irwin Estévez, is the son of actor Martin Sheen began his professional career in The Execution of Private Slovik. However his first starring role was the the 1986 movie Platoon, and he co-starred with Michael Douglas in the Oliver Stone film Wall Street. His filmography also includes Young Guns, Major League, The Rookie and a leading role on the television show Two and a Half Men.

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NGOs in Taiwan to promote carbon-decreasing movements in different sectors before Earth Day

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NGOs in Taiwan to promote carbon-decreasing movements in different sectors before Earth Day
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 18th, 2018

Monday, April 14, 2008

Before the annual Earth Day on April 22, several environmental-related events were progressively promoted in Taiwan. For example, industrial and academical units promoted several energy-efficiency policies, parts and accessories, and products in three recently-closed trade shows (AutoTronics Taipei, Motorcycle Taiwan, and Taipei AMPA) respectively located at TWTC and TWTC Nangang with the international environmental laws and policies promoted in several nations including Taiwan. Taiwan Railway Administration promoted “Twin-rail Environmental Train” (in Chinese: ??????) for bicycle and mass transportation industries. And also, HBO Taiwan promoted the movement of “Decreasing chopsticks to save the earth” (in Chinese: ?????) to drive the public changing habits on common food habits when using environmental tablewares.

It’s bad and worse on the major issue of greenhouse effect because of bad habits on common people in the presence. not only the event by HBO, [I think] the public should pay more attention to understand the importance of energy-saving to improve the environment in Taiwan.

By the way, he also commented on the upcoming event of “Taiwan Bicycle Day” and “Project of Light-weighted Electronic Vehicle” by ITRI and said:

In fact, the Taipei City Government had provided several bicycle lanes on several riverside parks and roads for riding. And about the “Project of LEV” by ITRI, although it was firmly a good idea for energy-efficiency and will bring into reality in the future, but the ITRI should consider some sectors on energy resources and the LEC-related policies must be considered by governments.Generally, not only bicycles, I hope the public can use the public transport like city bus and the MRT to support the world-wide movement of carbon-decreasing.

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T Shirts With Screen Print In Olathe Are Good Options For Advertising

by YuA7sh8g ~ June 18th, 2018

byAlma Abell

One of the most important things to the success of any business is advertising. If you own a small business, you probably are aware of how crucial it is to make sure your business is known to potential customers. While there are a number of ways to help you in advertising your business, one way that many business owners have good success with is using t-shirts with Screen Print in Olathe.

A t-shirt with a screen print can be an excellent way to draw attention to your business by wearing a design, which draws attention to the business. Most t-shirt businesses will be able to help you in creating the best design for your needs. While most designs may only revolve around the company’s logo or other artwork, some other shirts may be designed with additional information, such as special deals and more.

Many times, you can use t-shirts with Screen Print in Olathe as uniforms for your employees. This provides a great way to make sure the name of your business is well known to the customers you currently have.

Another good option is to hand shirts out for free to your customers. By doing this you will be able to have free advertising whenever the customer wears the shirt. If you spend time and make sure the design you have printed on your t-shirts is fun, unique or attractive the shirts will draw attention and you will reach more potential customers.

Since you will have many things to consider when designing and ordering your shirts, it is helpful to deal with a company who has experienced with these matters. A company, like House of Apparel can often be a good choice for this task. The professionals have experience in designing t-shirts for all types of companies. They can often help you decide what will work best for your needs by giving you ideas and options to consider.

Advertising your business is the best way to attract new customers. By using t-shirts with your logo or other company information imprinted on them, you will often find you have a great way to obtain a great deal of advertising with just one shirt.

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Agassi and Sharapova voted Wimbledon’s sexiest champions on commercial website

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Agassi and Sharapova voted Wimbledon’s sexiest champions on commercial website
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 18th, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova have been voted the sexiest Wimbledon champions from the last twenty years according to a survey conducted by the U.K. commercial website GetMeATicket.

Agassi and received 77% of the votes as the sexiest champion amongst names such as Boris Becker and John McEnroe. Maria Sharapova racked up 68% of the votes. Agassi won the single’s title at Wimbledon in 1992, Sharapova lifted the women’s trophy in 2004.

In the survey, 2,536 were cast between July 2 and 6.

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Italian police find 24 children living in Rome’s sewers

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Italian police find 24 children living in Rome’s sewers
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 18th, 2018

Monday, April 6, 2009

98 people, including 24 children, were found Saturday by Italian police in the sewer system of Rome.

The Afghan youths were reported to be between the ages of 10 and 15. According to the newspaper La Repubblica, the children had stowed away on trailer trucks traveling from Turkey and Greece. They had spent nights sleeping in a standing position in filthy sewer pipes after removing the manhole covers and some of them were found in a sickly condition.

There had been reports to the police of children under the Ostiense train station, a common place for the homeless to seek shelter on cold nights.

The children, who do not speak Italian, are under the care of Rome’s Social Services. Efforts are being made by interpreters to identify the children who traveled without parental care.

Save the Children said that Afghan minors in Rome have increased to 264 in 2007 from 32 in 2004.

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