Bow Tie Tuesdays

21 Feb 19

The longtime creative director died at the age of 85 on Tuesday

20 Feb 19

Who on Arrow will get a blast from the past? Will Grey’s Anatomy doc make a big decision? Which Lucifer lady is turning to sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll? What will Roswell flashbacks reveal? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

20 Feb 19

Monday 11 February Description Rehearsal and running workshops Initial Thoughts Sharing the workload of the workshop activities has taken a weight off my shoulders. I was pleased with how the workshop went. Our run was really lacking energy. It was hard doing a run in a room with so little space. I was really pleased […]

20 Feb 19

Local dailies ran supplements paying tribute to the designer, while Arte on Friday will broadcast two documentaries by Loïc Prigent.

19 Feb 19

By guest author Vanessa Friedman from New York Times Karl Lagerfeld, the most prolific designer of the 20th and 21st centuries and a man whose career formed the prototype of the modern luxury fashion industry, died on Tuesday in Paris. He was 85. His death was announced on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Chanel. “More […]

19 Feb 19
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Karl Lagerfeld, the most prolific designer of the 20th and 21st centuries and a man whose career formed the prototype of the modern luxury fashion industry, died on Tuesday in Paris. He was 85. His death was announced on Tuesday by Chanel. “More than anyone I know, he represents the soul of fashion: restless, forward-looking […]

19 Feb 19

Chanel said it has appointed studio director Virginie Viard to perpetuate the legendary designer’s work.

19 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

PREP HOCKEY District tournament pairings IN THE TAM-O-SHANTER ARENA WEDNESDAY's results Perrysburg 10, Sylvania Southview 0 Oregon Clay 11, Maumee 1 DISTRICT QUARTERFINALS Toledo St. John's 11, Toledo Whitmer 1 Findlay 3, Perrysburg 1 Sylvania Northview 6, Anthony Wayne 3 Toledo St. Francis 11, Oregon Clay 1 FRIDAY DISTRIBUTION SEMIFINALS (1) Toledo St. Johns vs. […]

16 Feb 19
Road to the ring

With the first week of training out of the way, I’ve been finding out the logistics of the fight on April 7th. The system is a little weird, but I guess it works for the UWCB organisers. Anyway, the details I have are these:When: Sunday 7th April 2019, inside at 3pm (first fight at 4.15pm)Where: […]

15 Feb 19
Life in the Nest

Sure. Marinara is classy, and Alfredo is comforting… But why limit yourself to traditional flavors when pasta provides so much scope for the imagination? Pasta doesn’t just satisfy carb cravings; it can satisfy creativity cravings, too! Craving carbs or creativity? Then these pasta bar hacks are for you! 1.) Florentine Florentine pasta is a personal […]

13 Feb 19
TJR Cruises

Monday night’s entertainment was a return performance by Liam Cooper, pianist/singer from Australia. Tuesday night’s entertainment was a return performance by The Knights, a trio from London’s West End. A memento of our previous stop at Easter Island. And a memento for those passengers who were not able to make it off the ship. I […]

12 Feb 19
As Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) struggles to recover from the backlash to a racist yearbook photo that resurfaced earlier this month, he is touting his work restoring civil rights to people with felony convictions. Northam underscored his belief in “second chances” in a statement Tuesday, while calls for his resignation have intensified. Northam’s rights restoration work is not new, as the governor has followed in the footsteps of his predecessors who also worked to re-enfranchise people with felony convictions, but according to his office, the governor has restored the right to vote, serve on a jury, run for public office, and become a notary public to 10,992 Virginians with felony convictions. “I believe in second chances and making our Commonwealth more open and accessible to all,” Northam said the release. “Virginians who have repaid their debts should be able to return to society, get a good job, and participate in our democracy. This is an important achievement that marks my administration’s unwavering commitment to fairness, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.” Activists say it’s not enough. Virginia is one of three states that permanently bars people with felony convictions — also known as returning citizens — from voting, though governors in the state have taken to using executive orders to restore the rights to many people convicted. Notably, Virginia governors are required to restore rights individually, after a court ruled that former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) did not have the power to restore rights for 206,000 returning citizens en masse. McAuliffe then worked to restore the rights of 173,166 people individually over the course of 18 months, including about 156,000 in the first year. To put Northam’s work since taking office in context, he’s restoring rights at less than one-tenth the speed of his predecessor. That, Georgina Cannan, vice president of Spread The Vote, told ThinkProgress, indicates rights restoration is actually a lower priority for the Northam administration than the governor’s statement Tuesday makes it seem. “It’s not a radical number,” Cannan said. “It’s not that. And I also think that is very much a symptom of how this apology tour has gone. It doesn’t feel genuine.” Cannan also said it was unfair to bring the plight of returning citizens into a perilous political moment for Northam. ”[Rights restoration] has been kind of an emotional roller coaster for our returning citizens in Virginia,” she said. “To me, it’s kind of troubling that these people [with felony convictions]… they’ve gone through this roller coaster and now they’re being used as a political pawn.” Claire Gastañaga, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia, declined to speculate about the timing of Tuesday’s statement but said if Northam is genuinely invested in restoring rights to the disenfranchised, then he should push for a constitutional amendment. “If the governor were truly committed to rooting Jim Crow out of our constitution he would join us in calling for the elimination of… felony disenfranchisement,” Gastañaga said in an interview with ThinkProgress. “The only way to get where the governor says he wants to go is to amend the constitution.” As with every state that disenfranchises people with felony convictions, African Americans in Virginia are hit the hardest: According to Gastañaga, one in five black Virginians is currently unable to vote. “What I would want to see from him in terms of leadership on this issue… is saying that the right to vote would belong to all Virginians,” Gastañaga said. “[Saying,] ‘I understand [restoring rights is] not enough, and the reason why it’s not enough is that we have a criminal justice system that’s deeply infected with racial disparities.”‘ The photo that triggered widespread calls for Northam’s resignation was originally published by a right-wing website on February 1, the first day of Black History Month. The 1984 image was included on a yearbook page dedicated to Northam and shows two people, both holding canned drinks. One person is wearing a white Ku Klux Klan robe and a hood, while the other is in blackface, wearing a white hat, black jacket, white shirt with a bow tie and plaid pants. Northam’s alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and his medical school focus, pediatrics, are listed under the photo. Hours after the photo was published, Northam apologized and took responsibility for the photo, but did not say which person was him. “I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now,” he said in a statement. “This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine and in public service.” By the next morning, however, Northam said he was not actually in the photo. He has refused to resign despite calls from nearly every top Democrat in the state and in the country. On Monday, BuzzFeed reported that, rather than resigning, Northam would embark on a “listening tour,” in an effort to engage communities across the state in conversations about race. He is also reportedly planning to sign a bill that would bring down Confederate statutes in the state if the legislature passes it.
12 Feb 19
On Sabbatical

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: The forecast showed winds out of the east at around 15 knots with bay and inland waters a moderate chop. The low tide was very low at 0756 due to the Blood Super Moon.  No big rush to leave since we were waiting on the water.  This slip was deep, but […]