What’s on TV tonight: Troy: Fall of a City and Six Nations rugby

Saturday 10 March Troy: Fall of a City BBC One, 9.00pm David Farr’s epic of sandals, sex and savagery continues with a story of two halves tonight. Inside Troy, Prince Paris’s (Louis Hunter) triumph at thwarting the Greeks’ blockade is short-lived and he’s soon drowning his sorrows when Troy’s enemies wreak their revenge. Meanwhile, fearing the gods’ wrath, the royals are in gloomy corridors squabbling about what to do next. There’s a lot more action over on the Greek side, with emergent power struggles – Army commander Agamemnon (Johnny Harris) throws his weight around in a way that infuriates warrior Achilles (Johnny Harris), the series’s most compelling character, and there is a terrific stand-off between the two. While the blokes get to thrash it out with fisticuffs and shouting matches, the women seem to do little but submit to unwanted sexual advances and waft around looking pensive. But there is plenty of intrigue to keep us going, and bloodshed too, particularly when Paris’s date with destiny arrives and he is forced to have it out with Spartan king Menelaus (Jonas Armstrong) over the wife-stealing issue. Overall, Troy is a serviceable historical epic offering respite from Saturday’s light-entertainment onslaught. Vicki Power Winter Paralympics Live Channel 4, from 6.00am The first day of action in Pyeonchang sees Team GB’s wheelchair curlers face the formidable world champions, Norway, in their opening match. There are also highlights programmes at 8.00am and 6.00pm, which will include coverage of the downhill skiing and the men’s 7.5 km biathlon. VP Premier League Football: Manchester United v Liverpool  Sky Sports Premier League, 11.30am With the title race all over bar the shouting, these sides are battling it out to finish as high in the table as possible. Jurgen Klopp’s men have played arguably the most attractive attacking football of the season, but Continue Reading

People Changes for week of Feb. 26

ARTSCAROLYN SWAN NEEDELLNew job Carolyn and Richard Berry Curator of Glass, Chrysler Museum of ArtSpecialties Expert in ancient and modern glass, glassblowing and casting experiencePreviously Fellowship glass in the medieval Middle East, University College London, QatarEducation Doctorate, Brown University; master’s, University of Leicester and University College London; bachelor’s, Dartmouth CollegeBANKINGCHRIS BUFISNew job Mortgage loan officer, NewTowne MortgageSpecialties Helping clients find home financing solutionsPreviously Loan officer, Southern Trust MortgageEducation Kaplan UniversityCAROLE COHENNew job Senior vice president and echannel marketing and development director, TowneBankSpecialties Certified in pragmatic marketing and Google analytics, IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow BeltPreviously Vice president marketing and operations, Flexstar Financial SolutionsEducation University of WaterlooCHRISTY HUNTNew job Mortgage loan originator, Old Point MortgageSpecialties Mortgage lending, first time homebuyer programs and real estate investmentsPreviously Housing program manager, Urban League of Hampton RoadsEducation Johnson & Wales UniversityCITY GOVERNMENTBARBARA A. DAMERONNew job Director of finance, City of WiliamsburgSpecialties Budget, enterprise resource planning systems and implementation, grant management, purchasing, utility accounting, collections, real estate assessment, risk management and debt managementPreviously Interim chief financial officer, City of PortsmouthEducation Averett CollegeENGINEERINGJACOB FINKNew job Associate vice president, HNTB CorporationSpecialties Construction inspection, inspector training, project managementPreviously Construction manager, HNTB CorporationEducation University of WisconsinHEALTH CAREURENNA ACHOLONUNew job Physician, Bon Secours Hampton RoadsSpecialties Obstetrics and gynecologyPreviously Residency, Mount West Sinai/Mount Sinai St. Luke’s HospitalEducation Medical degree, The Continue Reading

Dog About Town: Ringing in the Year of the Dog and more things to do

Four-leggers are invited to help celebrate the Year of the Dog, which starts Friday, on the covered patio at the Stoneleigh P from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Chinese New Year Pawty will include a photo booth, toys and drink and food specials, and those who dress like their dog will get a prize. 2926 Maple Ave. Free admission. facebook.com/stoneleighp. Note: Saturday's Chinese New Year Festival 2018 activities at Klyde Warren Park have been moved to NorthPark Center because of the weather, so dogs can no longer attend. Also on the schedule •PetSmart Charities' National Adoption Weekend is featuring thousands of rescue groups. And social media users are invited to inspire others by sharing their adoption stories using #iadopted. Through Sunday. petsmartcharities.org. •Deal alerts (pooches welcome at all): Woof n Purr Pet Boutique, 6333 E. Mockingbird Lane, is having a closing sale with 40 percent off everything. ... The Gypsy Wagon, 3010 N. Henderson Ave., is having an Across the Street Sale through Sunday. ... Second Chance Treasures' warehouse at 7939 Heinen Drive, which raises money for East Lake Pet Orphanage, will have a clearance sale Saturday with prices ranging from 50 cents to $5. •The Coyote Drive-Ins in Fort Worth and Lewisville are celebrating Valentine's Day with alternating doublefeatures of the classics The Notebook with You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle with A Walk to Remember through Feb. 22. $4, free for dogs. coyotedrive-in.com. •Carrollton's annual Run for Rover is Saturday morning, with a 5K at 8:30 and a fun run/walk at 8:35. Things will start at McInnish Dog Park and continue through the sports complex. An award ceremony, play time, treats and giveaways will follow. 2241 Sandy Lake Road. $30 for the 5K, $20 for the fun run/walk, $10 for dogs (registration starts at 7). Proceeds will go to the city's animal shelter, and supplies and donations will be collected. cityofcarrollton.com. •Sachse Park Pals will Continue Reading

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside the Nile two millennia ago and transported to the Met, brick by brick, as a gift from the Egyptian government. The space, which opened in 1978 and is known as the Sackler Wing, is also itself a monument, to one of America’s great philanthropic dynasties. The Brooklyn-born brothers Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler, all physicians, donated lavishly during their lifetimes to an astounding range of institutions, many of which today bear the family name: the Sackler Gallery, in Washington; the Sackler Museum, at Harvard; the Sackler Center for Arts Education, at the Guggenheim; the Sackler Wing at the Louvre; and Sackler institutes and facilities at Columbia, Oxford, and a dozen other universities. The Sacklers have endowed professorships and underwritten medical research. The art scholar Thomas Lawton once likened the eldest brother, Arthur, to “a modern Medici.” Before Arthur’s death, in 1987, he advised his children, “Leave the world a better place than when you entered it.” Mortimer died in 2010, and Raymond died earlier this year. The brothers bequeathed to their heirs a laudable tradition of benevolence, and an immense fortune with which to indulge it. Arthur’s daughter Elizabeth is on the board of the Brooklyn Museum, where she endowed the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Raymond’s sons, Richard and Jonathan, established a professorship at Yale Cancer Center. “My father raised Jon and me to believe that philanthropy is an important part of how we should fill our lives,” Richard has said. Marissa Sackler, the thirty-six-year-old daughter of Mortimer and his third wife, Theresa Rowling, founded Beespace, a nonprofit “incubator” that supports organizations like the Malala Fund. Sackler recently told Continue Reading

Missing American student found dead off Sydney beach

A body found off an Australian beach belongs to an American college student studying abroad, officials said. Endicott Ackerman, 20, went missing earlier this month after jumping into a wild storm swell at Bondi Beach, near Sydney. Search teams found a body about a quarter mile off the shore Saturday, and investigators used dental records to identify the Sydney University student, Australia’s ABC News reported. Ackerman, a Virginia native, graduated from Robinson High School in Fairfax in 2014 and began studying science at the Australian university. The 20-year-old headed to the beach and jumped from a cliff into the swelling waters on June 6, after several days of wild storms wreaked havoc on the coast. “He just jumped in when the waves were going out and when the waves came in again he went under and couldn't keep up,” a witness told local media. “Then he just disappeared.” Rescue teams scoured the waters in an exhaustive three-day hunt, but searchers found no signs of the student. The body was finally found Saturday, during a scaled-back search. Three other people died during the storms. Two men drowned in vehicles swept off roads by floodwaters in New South Wales state. Another man drowned after floodwaters flipped his truck in the Australian Capital Territory. The storms knocked out power to more than 85,000 homes and businesses. Nearly 300 people needed to be rescued from flooded areas across New South Wales, the state emergency services agency said. With News Wire Services Continue Reading

Sydney chocolate cafe manager killed trying to wrestle weapon away from gunman during 16-hour siege

The hero manager of a Sydney cafe was killed early Tuesday along with a mother of two when he tried to wrestle a shotgun away from a radical Islamist who held 17 hostages inside the business for 16 terrifying hours. The perpetrator, Man Haron Monis, 50, a self-proclaimed sheik originally from Iran, was killed when Australian police stormed the Lindt Chocolat Cafe moments after gunfire was heard inside about 2 a.m. Sydney time. The shots that prompted the police raid were apparently fired after the manager, Tori Johnson, 34, attempted to snatch the weapon from Monis as the gunman let down his guard for a moment and appeared to doze off, 9 News in Australia reported. Police decided to storm the cafe “because they believed that at that time, if they didn’t enter, there would have been many more lives lost,” said New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione. Katrina Dawson, a 38-year-old lawyer, died of a heart attack on the way to the hospital, following the police response in the early-morning hours local time. Police moved in after a few hostages were seen fleeing the cafe, 9 News reported. Four other people were wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the face. Johnson, the brave manager, studied hospitality and business management at Washington State University during the 2002-03 school year, the university confirmed. Police acted cautiously after a report surfaced that the Iranian immigrant planted bombs both inside the cafe and around the nearby financial district. Cops were called about 9:45 a.m. Monday to the shop, where the bearded radical pulled a gun from his blue sports bag and interrupted the bustling morning commute by taking hostages and hanging an ISIS-style black flag with white Arabic writing in the window. During the ordeal, several of the hostages were filmed, with a man behind them, holding the same black flag, urging officials to heed Monis’ demands, Continue Reading

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: victims revealed as world looks for answers

Family and friends of victims on doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 were dealing with a living nightmare Friday, as all eyes locked onto the bloody fields of war-torn Ukraine near the Russian border. First responders sifted through the debris outside Donetsk between villages Rozsypne and Hrabove — trying to make sense of Thursday's unthinkable tragedy that killed 298 people, including 189 passengers from the Netherlands and a large contingent of AIDS researchers heading to Australia. "The terrible news about the crash of flight MH17 over Ukrainian territory has deeply shocked me," King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands said in a release issued Thursday. "Just like the rest of the Netherlands, my wife and I follow the news to the minute and we hope to have more clarity soon." Just before noon Friday, President Obama announced that at least one American citizen, 19-year-old Quinn Lucas Schansman, died in the crash. “We have been pretty methodical over the last 24 hours in working through the flight manifest and identifying which passengers might have had a U.S. passport," Obama said. "At this point, the individual I mentioned is the only person we can definitively say was a U.S. or dual citizen.” Indiana University announced that one of its chemistry doctoral students, 25-year-old Karlijn Keijzer, was among the dead. The young woman from Amsterdam also held a master's degree from the university and was fondly remembered by her old rowing team. “On behalf of the entire Indiana University community, I want to express my deepest sympathies to Karlijn’s family and friends over her tragic death,” Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie said in a statement. “Karlijn was an outstanding student and a talented athlete, and her passing is a loss to the campus and the university. Our hearts also go out to the families of all the victims of this Continue Reading

Grammys 2013: Full nominations list of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards

 For recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012Note: More or less than 5 nominations in a category is the result of ties.General FieldCategory 1 - Record Of The Year(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)• Lonely Boy The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch]• Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson Greg Kurstin, producer; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer [RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited]• We Are Young Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe Jeff Bhasker, producer; Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer Track from: Some Nights [Fueled By Ramen]• Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye Featuring Kimbra Wally De Backer, producer; Wally De Backer & Francois Tetaz, engineers/mixers; William Bowden, mastering engineer Track from: Making Mirrors [Universal Republic]• Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean Frank Ocean, producer; Jeff Ellis, Pat Thrall & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer Track from: Channel Orange [Def Jam]• We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, producers; Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer [Big Machine Records]General FieldCategory 2 - Album Of The Year(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)• El Camino The Black Keys The Continue Reading

‘Mas Man’ flick on Caribbean carnival designer is back and better

A special retooled and upgraded version of the 2010 documentary "Mas Man," about internationally renowned Caribbean carnival designer Peter Minshall, will be screened at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival on July 23 at Village East Cinema, 181 Second Ave., in Manhattan at 4 p.m. "We added fresh footage and two key interviews. It's complete with these two additions," producer and director Dalton Narine said Friday. Narine said additions to the "Final Cut" explore the history of mas in the context of slavery and examine the influences Minshall is having on designers and others around the world. The film, which debuted earlier this year, looks at the miraculous career of Minshall - the multiple winner of the prestigious Trinidad Carnival Band of the Year honors whose visionary creations have been used in ceremonies at the 1987 Pan American Games, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the 1994 World Cup and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Last October, an earlier version of "Mas Man" won the Best Documentary prize at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Narine will be at screenings in Wales, England, and Ireland prior to the New York showing. Tickets to the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival screening are $15 per person. Visit nyfilmvideo.com for tickets and information. For more on the movie and the director, visit www.masmanthemovie.com Jazzman Monty at Lincoln Center Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander - who has flavored contemporary jazz with the sounds of his Caribbean homeland - will be coming back to town for performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola from July 20 through July 25. Alexander will be performing with the Harlem-Kingston Express - Bobby Thomas (hand drums), Obed Calvaire (drums), Hassan Shakur (bass), Karl Wright (Jamaican drums) and Hoova Simpson (Jamaican bass). Dizzy's is at 33 W. 60th St. (between Columbus Ave. and Broadway), Continue Reading

Garden tours cover every corner of Southeastern Wisconsin

Here are some tours happening this year. In some cases, information on websites will be added closer to the date of the tour. For more photos of gardens on the tour, go to jsonline.com/fresh/home-garden.JuneNinth Annual South Milwaukee Historical Society Garden Tour. Tour eight South Milwaukee gardens and Milwaukee County’s Grant Park Wulff Lodge garden. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24.Handcrafted garden items by local artisans will be on sale at the South Milwaukee Historical Society Museum (717 Milwaukee Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a demonstration by Casey Lynn Lawrence on "How to Create and Maintain a Unique Planter" at 9 a.m., with the planter raffled afterward. The first 50 people to purchase tickets the day of the tour at the Historical Society will receive a gift. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of the tour. For more information call (414) 768.9549, see southmilwaukeehistory.org or email [email protected] Community League Garden Mosaics Garden Tour: Tour seven gardens in the Menomonee Falls area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24. Advance tickets are $8 at some area businesses. Day-of-tour tickets are $10 at the Shady Lane Nursery, W172-N7388 Shady Lane, Menomonee Falls, and the gardens. There will also be raffles and exhibitors. Call (414) 581-0352, see communityleague.com/gardentour.htmlor email [email protected] Annual East Side Milwaukee Garden Tour: A free self-guided walking tour of more than 20 gardens in the area bordered by North Ave., Lake Michigan, Edgewood Ave. and the Milwaukee River. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25, in conjunction with the Master Gardeners tour. Maps available at the North Point Lighthouse, the Urban Ecology Center, and Downer Ave. Hardware. Master gardeners will be at the lighthouse and Maryland Ave. School to answer questions. Check Facebook page or call (414) 467-2543.Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardener Very Special Garden Tour: Tour gardens at the Maryland Avenue Montessori Continue Reading