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first_imgWarwick Arts Centre receives a £1.9m Capital Kickstart grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded a £1.9m Capital Kickstart grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund enabling the organisation to push forward with the completion of the renovation of the arts centre despite the financial challenge caused by the Covid-19 crisis.Located on the University of Warwick’s Coventry campus, Warwick Arts Centre is one of 74 organisations receiving grants totalling £58.9 million today. The Capital Kickstart grants programme helps organisations cover costs added to capital projects such as building works, refurbishments, and large-scale equipment purchases by pandemic-related delays or fundraising shortfalls.Warwick Arts Centre is one of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK, delivering an engaging, diverse programme of performing and visual arts, presented in world-class venues and spaces at the heart of the West Midlands.Since opening in 1974, the Warwick Arts Centre has been a distinctive and special place, and an important resource for the arts and for audiences in the region – as well as being a significant force in national and international arts networks. In 2021 the centre will be a key venue at the heart of Coventry’s time as UK City of Culture.Director of the Warwick Arts Centre, Doreen Foster, said “As we look forward to our home city’s time as the UK’s City of Culture, I’m delighted to welcome the support of the Art’s Council’s Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund to Warwick Arts Centre.“Their generous support will enable us to complete the redevelopment and renovation of our arts centre by improving our digital capabilities as well as the development of our new café and restaurant, which will create new jobs for our region and create a vibrant dining and meeting place for all.“The support we have received from Arts Council England demonstrates its commitment to Warwick Arts Centre and our place in the cultural life of Coventry and our region. I wish to thank them, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, for all they have done to ensure we have so much to look forward to in 2021 and I cannot wait to welcome back our audiences and visitors to enjoy and experience all that we have to offer.”Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said:“This government promised it would be here for culture and today’s announcement is proof we’ve kept our word.“The £1 billion invested so far through the Culture Recovery Fund has protected tens of thousands of jobs at cultural organisations across the UK, with more support still to come through a second round of applications.“Today we’re extending a huge helping hand to the crown jewels of UK culture – so that they can continue to inspire future generations all around the world.”Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England said “Today’s announcement is another vital step in securing the future of England’s cultural sector. Supporting capital projects will help to ensure that we maintain an innovative, sustainable cultural infrastructure that supports world class creative work, while the loans announced today will enable some of our largest and most prestigious cultural organisations to weather the effects of Covid-19 and reopen when it is safe to do so. The Arts Council is grateful to the Government for their support through the Culture Recovery Fund, and we are proud to support all the organisations receiving funding today.”Today DCMS also announces that £165 million from the Culture Recovery Fund has been offered in repayable loans to help 11 major cultural organisations survive the loss of income caused by the crisis. This follows previous rounds of the Culture Recovery Fund, including the Grants programme which distributed £428 million to over 2,000 cultural organisations across the country, and the £3.36 million Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund.11 December 2020Notes:Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. www.artscouncil.org.uk /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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first_img Porsche plans to double its investment in hybrid and electric vehicles to more than US$7 billion by 2022; it predicts battery-powered vehicles could make up one-quarter of its sales by 2025. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › Porsche‘s first all-electric car will wear a “Taycan” badge when it goes on sale one year from now, the German automaker announced early June.The four-seater sedan – formerly known by its codename, “Mission E” – will directly take on the Tesla Model S, reports Reuters, when it begins volume production in 2019.“Taycan” refers to a “lively, young horse,” explained CEO Oliver Blume at a Porsche 70th anniversary event June 8, a nod to the black horse reared up on its hind legs in the Porsche crest. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSPorscheNews Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Porsche’s Mission E concept, named “Taycan” in production form. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Taycan will have a range of 500 km and be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canadalast_img read more

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. – The two men entered the week as heavy favorites, and they left Quail Hollow after the opening round with matching over-par scores. But on a day where scoring at the PGA Championship more closely resembled that of a U.S. Open, all is not yet lost for Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. The two have shared the pre-tournament spotlight, with Spieth gunning for the final leg of the career Grand Slam and McIlroy returning to a course upon which he has feasted like no other. While they both flashed the form needed to lift the Wanamaker Trophy at various points Thursday, they each signed for a 1-over 72 that left them five shots behind Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner. For Spieth, the issue came surprisingly on the greens. After rolling in, what seemed like, miles of putts over his last three starts, Spieth didn’t make anything over 6 feet all day. The recently-renovated Bermuda greens vexed many players in the field, and even one of the PGA Tour’s best putters was not immune. “I can’t putt any worse than I did today,” Spieth said. “The score won’t be any higher than it was today if I’m driving the ball like I did today.” PGA Championship: Scores | Live blog: Day 1 | Full coverage McIlroy was also flummoxed from short range, missing everything outside 6 feet, but his problems extended to the tee as well. The Ulsterman bogeyed each of the first three par-3s he faced Thursday, and after clawing his way to 2 under for the round suffered a costly double bogey on the drivable par-4 14th after hooking his tee shot into the water and flubbing a chip. “Played that stretch of holes, 13, 14, 15, in 3 over,” McIlroy said. “So if I just could have had that three-hole stretch back, but I think other than that I played nicely. Did what I needed to do.” It was an oddly positive refrain to hear from a top-ranked player coming off an over-par round. The PGA has traditionally been a place where excitement is built one birdie at a time, and by week’s end the leaderboard is awash with red figures. This tournament hasn’t crowned a winner who failed to break par in the first round since Y.E. Yang in 2009. But with forecasted rain staying away, the sub-air system sucked any remaining moisture right out of the ground at Quail Hollow. What resulted was a long layout with thick, penal Bermuda rough and greens that ranged from “dicey” to “absurd” depending on who you asked. It added up to an unusually jam-packed leaderboard, as no player shot 5 under or better in the opening round of a PGA for the first time since Oakland Hills in 2008. It also means that Spieth and McIlroy remain firmly in contention heading into a pivotal second round. That particular fact was not lost on the two-time PGA champ. “I can see a low one out there. It’s just a matter of not shooting yourself in the foot too often like I did today,” McIlroy said. “I’m only five behind. Four under is the best score out there, and it’s a tough golf course. I shoot something in the 60s tomorrow, move right up there. So yeah, I’m in it.” None of Spieth’s 11 career Tour wins have included over-par openers, but he at least gave himself a chance to break that trend with his closing stretch. While it wasn’t on the level of his salvage at Royal Birkdale, Spieth was 3 over and already at risk of a missed cut after a three-putt bogey on the sixth hole, his 15th of the day. Just as caddie Michael Greller intervened with a pep talk during the final round of The Open, Spieth again credited Greller for offering some timely encouragement before heading to the next tee. “When we were at 3 over, he said, ‘Grind these last few. You had a chance to win Augusta and we were in worse position at this point.’” Spieth said. “And he was spot-on.” Spieth responded with birdies on each of the next two holes to not only return to the fringe of contention but escape with a bit of momentum on a day when big names like Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson essentially saw their title chances come to an abrupt end. Sure, there were loose shots and missed opportunities, more than either would have preferred. But despite their respective stumbles, Spieth and McIlroy each enter the second round equipped with a realistic chance to win. And after starting in the black, a chance is more than either could have hoped for. “We’re still looking at single digits winning this tournament, I imagine, and potentially 6 under, something like that,” Spieth said. “Somebody could really get it going, but if that doesn’t happen then it’s definitely single digits.”last_img read more

first_img Apr 26, 2020 Anguillans vote today for new governmentTHE VALLEY, Anguilla, Apr 22, CMC – Outgoing Chief Minister Hubert Hughes is among 19 candidates facing the electorate Wednesday, as Anguillans vote in a general election to elect a new government. However, the 82-year-old Hughes is not leading the incumbent Anguilla United Movement (AUM) into the polls against the…April 22, 2015In “Anguilla”Anguilla gets new GovernmentAnguilla’s new Premier Dr Ellis Webster was sworn into office on Tuesday after leading his Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) to victory in general elections on Monday 29 June 2020. Premier Webster later announced his seven-member Cabinet which includes the youthful Ms Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers who defeated former Premier Mr Victor…July 1, 2020In “Anguilla”CARICOM SG congratulates Anguilla’s new Premier and GovernmentCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended congratulations to the new Premier of Anguilla Hon. Dr. Ellis Webster and his Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) on their victory in the island’s General Elections of 29 June 2020. The APM won seven of the eleven seats at stake, with the other four…July 9, 2020In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp May 1, 2020 You may be interested in… Jul 9, 2020 CARICOM SG congratulates Anguilla’s new Premier and… Dr Ellis Webster The APM, led by medical doctor Ellis Webster,  won seven of the eleven seats at stake, with the other four going to the incumbent Anguilla United Front of Premier Victor Banks.  Mr Banks was one of the casualties of the elections, losing his seat to 27 year-old Dianne Kentish Rogers. Jul 1, 2020 Anguilla moves to re-enforce preventive measures All positive cases have recovered Under Anguilla’s electoral system, the voters elect seven parliamentarians in single member constituencies through the first-past-the-post method, while four At-Large parliamentarians are elected by voting across the entire island. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Anguillans voted the main opposition Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) into office in general elections held on Monday 29 June 2020. Anguilla gets new Government last_img read more

first_imgHat maker Peggie Ehlers of Riverhead and Aki Goldberg Terwilliger of Aki’s Kitchen were two guests this week on “Heart of the East End.” Independent/Gianna VolpeThere’s more than a few reasons why I went with “The Heart of the East End” as the name for my weekday morning show at Long Island’s only local NPR station. The first is because it was the best suggestion I’d received from my open call on social media. But also, I’m all about getting to the heart of an issue. It brings me the deepest satisfaction I have known.That’s why when I interviewed Aki Goldberg Terwilliger about her start-up soup, salad, and sweets company, Aki’s Kitchen, on the 100th edition of HOTEE on August 27, we ended up discussing how she had once been one of only three women in an exclusive New York trading floor known as the Diamond Dealer’s Club; how she’d come from Antwerp; how her mother had told her that learning languages was an investment that nobody could ever take away from you. I asked which skills from her life as a diamond dealer has helped her most with Aki’s Kitchen. “Integrity,” she told me. That and quality. She seeks to use the best local ingredients in the food she prepares at the South Fork Kitchen, which strikes all the right chords with what folks want to hear out East.Aki had arrived some time after Heather Meehan from the East End Food Institute that morning, but they had matching messages regarding passion for local produce and that’s not by accident. The East End Food Institute runs the South Fork Kitchen on Stony Brook Southampton’s campus, where chefs like Aki and other up-and-comers like Robert Curreri — the former chef of the Ritz Tower, building his Robert’s Bakestand brand one to-die-for truffle chocolate bar at a time — grow their nest egg before investing in a commercial kitchen.Randy and Cori Kopke of the artisanal Backyard Brine pickle company, as well as Steve Amarel and Ann Corley of the North Fork Chocolate Company, are just two examples of folks who did just that at Calverton’s business incubator. It’s a model for making local businesses that really works in high cost areas like the East End. Even James Beard nominated chefs like Steve can attest to that.I am reminded of how Allison Katz of Ali Katz Kitchen, who sent me off from a visit the other day with some multi-berry scones and peach muffins, is lending her own kitchen on Mattituck’s North Road to a blossoming baker named Aiyana Edmund whose 1610 Bakehouse sourdough bread continues to sell out no matter how difficult the two try to make reserving a loaf of the stuff. It’s the type of cooperation that’s not only often necessary for success, but heart-warming too.The East End really works best when we all work together. That’s true of the entire planet and it’s a message that’s being missed now as our nation continues to divide amidst partisan politics. I asked same-sex couple Michael Dickerson and Roger Rowlett of East Hampton about that topic on Tuesday morning’s show. It has been 50 years since the Stonewall riots and 15 since the first legal same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, but Roger, who graduated from the same School of Journalism as myself, said there remains great fear for those in the gay community, particularly the population’s transgender set, as the political pendulum swings in a restrictive direction.Combating climate change is another area under siege by the current administration as water levels rise. A positive outcome is that photographers like Diane Tuft, whose journey photographing ice and snow using infrared film to reveal heat radiation that humans can’t see didn’t just lead to seeking out ultraviolet light for her book, “Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape.” It is also leading her to front and center seats within the art world. On August 28, Tuft received the Champion of the Arts award at Southampton Art Center’s end-of-summer soiree, Summerfest, which is one of the issues SAC’s Amy Kirwin came on-air to discuss. Another is how the Mountainfilm on Tour shorts documentary film festival screens at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton on September 14 and 15.Monday, August 26, meant Macaroni Kid and 99walks’s Joyce Schulman in the studio for an open call to moms about gathering in the name of self-care at Sag Harbor’s Barcelona Neck for a 9:30 am walk-about on Wednesday, September 4, as well as Water Mill’s Lois Robbins on the horn amidst a limited engagement run of her one-woman show, L.O.V.E.R., ahead of a September 8’s opening night in the city.Also on Wednesday, East Hampton Trustee Dell Cullum not only explained his decision not to run for re-election, but announced formation of his non-profit wildlife rescue support group from Montauk to Wainscott, Hampton Wildlife Rescue Inc., which is now seeking a paid responder in the East Hampton area. Call 1-844-SAV-WILD for more information. On Thursday, Peggie Ehlers of Nuna Knits came on the air to show off her “game changer” felt hat and her drop-the-mic moment about responding to a consumer who tried to show a $5 paper hat on Amazon with a mouthful about sweat shop versus fair trade labor was a moment I may just savor forever.Friday morning was so special to me when my sister, Danielle, walked into the studio with two of her munchkins, Dorian, eight, and Abigail, four. I don’t see my family often, particularly in summer, so sharing the studio with them was a rare, awesome treat. All-day rain meant lunch at Sip-n-Soda and a visit to both Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark at the Southampton Arts Center and the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton before dinner on Hill Street at Paul’s, but my favorite moment of this entire summer, by far, was sitting by my sister’s side on the Flying Point Beach lifeguard chair talking about life and watching the kids flirt with the rising tide until the sky began to cry anew. The word “grateful” hardly cuts it.Gianna Volpe can be heard Monday through Friday, 9 AM to noon, on 88.3 WPPB FM, Long Island’s only NPR station, or online at [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgSpain secured victory over hosts South Africa in the Confederations Cup third-place play-off courtesy of a Xabi Alonso extra-time free-kick.South African substitute Katlego Mphela opened the scoring in the second half, lashing in a Siphiwe Tshabalala cross.Two goals in two minutes from Daniel Guiza seemed to have won it for Spain until Mphela crashed home an injury-time free-kick to force extra-time.Alonso curled in a set-piece in the second period of extra-time to win it.For much of normal time this game was a typically drab third-place play-off, with European Champions Spain – whose 35-match unbeaten run came to a shock end against the United States in the semi-final – particularly lethargic.The closest either side came to a goal in the first half was a Matthew Booth snap shot that fizzed past the post for the home side. Spain were brighter in the second half, with Albert Riera forcing a smart save from Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.However, it was the home side who took the lead when Tshabalala was released wide left and his cross was firstly controlled by Mphela before being crashed into the roof of the net by the striker.It looked like being the only goal of the game until Guiza’s late show.The substitute striker turned in a Santi Cazorla cross with his right foot into the bottom left-hand corner in the 88th minute.Barely a minute later he had put Spain into the lead, when what appeared to have been a cross beat Khune, clipped the far upright and went in. It appeared as though this would be enough to win the match for Spain, but with the final kick of the match, three minutes into injury-time, Mphela lashed in a spectacular 25-yard free-kick to extend matters by a further thirty minutes.In an understandably nervy extra-time, Liverpool midfielder Alonso had the final say, with a smart, curling free-kick that beat attackers and defenders alike to find the far right corner of the net.Source: BBClast_img read more

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A PAKENHAM school has remained tight-lipped over a claim by a special-needs student who said he was…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

first_imgThe  Bantam Leafs were a little upset the team failed to qualify for the gold medal game during the annual Nelson Minor Hockey Bantam Rep tournament at the NDCC Arena.So the Leafs took it out on Revelstoke.Justin Podgorenko and Amit Bhabra each scored twice as Nelson blasted Revelstoke 7-1 in the bronze medal game Sunday.Matthew Brind’Amour, Sawyer Hunt and Micah May added singles as the host club scored early and often.Greg Markholm was in goal to register the win for Nelson.Nelson finished the preliminary round with a 2-0-1 record. Despite not playing Elk Valley, the East Kootenay squad finished ahead of the Leafs in the pool with three wins, advancing to the final against Creston.Elk Valley had no trouble capturing the championship, bouncing Creston 6-2.Nelson opened the tourney with a 4-0 shutout of Revelstoke. Nolan Percival, May, Bhabra and Brind’Amour scored for the winners.Jesse Beauvais earned the shutout for Nelson.The Reps then needed a late goal by Hunt to grab a 3-3 tie against Creston.Jacob Shukin and Percival also scored for Nelson in support of goalie Markholm.In the final game of a three-game Saturday, Nelson dumped Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-1.Percival, Jayden Maida and Shukin, with a pair, scored for the Reps.Nelson travels to Westside near Kelowna for a tournament.The Reps face Kelowna, Nanaimo and Merritt in the preliminary round.REP NOTES: The Bantams were missing Nolan Renwick and Keaton Roch for the weekend due to injury. The coaching staff also saw star center Nolan Percival missed the playoff match due to [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgThe Heat held a quick 2-0 lead against the third-place Bears before Alberta scored four times in 23 minutes to take control of the game, leading 4-2 at halftime.Stinson, working on a degree in Human Kinetics after transferring to UBCO following three seasons at U of C, assisted on a goal by Maddy Laranjo to give the Heat the two-goal advantage.“(Andrea) adds some experience to an otherwise fairly young squad,” Smith said.“Stinny plays in the heart of our midfield and brings a sense of energy and composure to our game model.”Wheeler, in her fourth year of a Arts Major, played with Stinson on Nelson Youth Soccer Rep teams as well as Kootenay Regional squads.“In addition to defending, Brittany provides consistent and accurate delivery of the ball to our attacking players when we are playing out of the back or attacking the goal,” Smith explained.Stinson and Wheeler are just a few Nelson Youth Soccer girls playing at the varsity level.At the University of Lethridge, three players are currently on the roster — defender Erica Augsten, forward Naomi Perkins and midfielder Tara Yowek.Lethbridge, 3-7-2 in the East Division of Canada West CIS, travels to BC to face Trinity Western and University of Fraser Valley.UBCO concludes the CIS regular season at home this weekend, hosing University of Saskatchewan Saturday and Regina Sunday.Both games are at Nonis Sports Field on the campus of UBCO.”Andrea Stinson and Brittany Wheeler are both key pieces to our 2016 Canada West Squad and are both incredible young women to work with,” the UBCO coaching staff said. Two Nelson Youth Soccer graduates have found their way back to their home province to play out their university careers.Brittany Wheeler and Andrea Stinson, teammates throughout youth soccer campaigns, landed on the roster of the University of Okanagan Heat after spending the early part of their respective CIS Women’s Soccer careers in Alberta.The two players transfered to UBCO after spending the early part of their university careers playing in Alberta — Stinson at the University of Calgary and Wheeler with University of Lethbridge.“It was identified in our first few days with the program that Andrea (Stinson) had a ton to offer and was without hesitation was brought on to help captain our team leading into the 2016 CIS season,” the Heat coaching staff said of the diminutive, but incredibly fast Stinson.As for Wheeler, a solid defender throughout her soccer career, the UBCO staff was happy to find an experienced player to solidify the Heat back line.“Brittany brings incredible spirit, heart and integrity to our program,” interim UBCO coach Craig Smith added when asked about 5’2″ Wheeler.“As a wide defender Britt continually stops the oppositions top attacking players with her dominating 1v1 defending ability.”The Heat, coming off a 5-2 loss Friday in Edmonton against the University of Alberta Bears and a 1-1 tie Sunday at home versus University of Northern BC Timberwolves, sit sixth in the West Division of the CIS with a 4-7-1 record as the season enters its final week of regular season play.last_img read more