2018 tournament participants cheer for a great event at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin The biggest and richest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia and again attracting 500 plus players from 27 countries. Bringing golfers together for the best time of their life is what we do. Listening to golfers has inspired many innovations that add to player enjoyment.”— Go Golfing’s Peter McCarthy HUA HIN, THAILAND, June 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Billed as the biggest and richest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia and again attracting 500 plus players from 27 countries, sharing in US$50,000 in prizes, the Centara World Masters Golf Championship has rightly earned this tagline. While the numbers are impressive, talking to the players you come to understand this event has a certain magic that makes it both unique and compelling. Maria Kohut from Melbourne Australia says this event pampers you from start to finish. “Big international … [Read more...] about Magic Happens at the Centara World Masters
Philip Glass’ “Satyagraha,” Mozart’s “The Clemency of Titus” and a world premiere by up-and-coming composer Ellen Reid will form part of Los Angeles Opera’s 2018-19 season, the company announced Thursday. “Satyagraha,” the third installment of Glass’ trilogy about world-changing thinkers, will be part of a mainstage season that “spans nearly 200 years of compositional history and four languages,” L.A. Opera President and CEO Christopher Koelsch said. “Satyagraha,” which explores Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, marks L.A. Opera’s fifth Glass production in six years, including “Einstein on the Beach” (2013) and “Akhnaten” (2016). “We are extremely proud of maintaining Philip’s genius in the operatic firmament,” Koelsch said. L.A. Opera’s general director, Placido Domingo, will mark his L.A. debut in the role of Rodrigo in Verdi’s … [Read more...] about L.A. Opera announces 2018-19 season with ‘Satyagraha,’ ‘Titus’ and Off Grand world premieres
Benjamin Bratt thinks Pixar are "master storytellers". The 54-year-old actor stars as singer Ernesto De La Cruz in the new Oscar-tipped animation 'Coco' and he admitted he loved that the movie will "illuminate the beauty and uniqueness of Mexican culture". In an interview with the Metro newspaper, Bratt said: "I'm a fan of Pixar films - I have children under 12, so I'm quite familiar with their canon. Pixar are master storytellers. And I loved that it was going to illuminate the beauty and uniqueness of Mexican culture. It's quite timely that this film in a way reintroduces Latino culture to the rest of the world. As much as it's a piece of entertainment, I also see it as an opportunity to remind us of our shared humanity." 'Coco' follows the story of Miguel who finds himself in the colorful land of the dead and he unlocks the real story behind his family history. Bratt also admitted he has never sang before but would trade any artistic ability he has, including acting, to be … [Read more...] about Benjamin Bratt dubs Pixar master storytellers
Once upon a time, many people got the political news of the day from original reporting in print rather than partisan TV talk shows and scandal-infatuated middle schoolers on the internet. It was a way to improve your daily focus on the nearest available approximation of the truth. As one character puts it in Steven Spielberg’s stellar newsroom drama “The Post,” “the press was to serve the governed, not the governors,” even if independent publishers and their largely unsung reporters risked prison terms and personal ruin. That era is brought into relevant present-tense focus as a sophisticated political thriller that’s also a love letter to the paper-and-ink news industry. A period story set before, during and after the summer of 1971, “The Post” follows a dazzling Meryl Streep as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and an always impressive Tom Hanks as the newspaper’s executive editor Ben Bradlee, together facing a … [Read more...] about Movie review: Meryl Streep’s masterful performance is the big news in ‘The Post’
What Jon Rahm has learned in the last year on his climb to No. 3 in the world rankings has very little to do with driving a golf ball or hitting a putt. It has a lot to do, Rahm said, with learning how to do his job.“When I came here last year, I think this was my fourth event as a PGA Tour member. So everything was still kind of new to me. I did feel like a rookie, trying to learn as it went,” Rahm said Wednesday in his return to the CareerBuilder Challenge. “Right now, after a year and after what I've done, I just feel a lot more comfortable. I feel like I have what I didn't have then, which is a developed routine of what to do each week.” READ MORE: Here's how to make your CareerBuilder Challenge experience even better Rahm came to the CareerBuilder Challenge in 2017 as golf’s next big thing, a can’t-miss player from Spain and Arizona State University. He’s back in a desert that is familiar to him this week as a player who can be … [Read more...] about Jon Rahm’s learning curve has made him an elite world golfer
The Aziz Ansari cultural moment was inevitable. Ansari, the immensely talented actor who just won a Golden Globe for his work on “Master of None,” has been very publicly accused of unwanted sexual aggression during a first date by an anonymous 23-year-old woman who met him at an Emmy after-party last year. Her story, “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life,” on the website Babe, has sparked intense conversation, some of it along generational lines, about whether in this “Me Too” moment women are going overboard, mistaking seduction for harassment. The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan, 56, described the story as “revenge porn,” meant to humiliate Ansari. The Guardian’s Jessica Valenti, 39, on the other hand, said that where men might see an “everyday, reasonable sexual interaction,” women are saying “what the culture considers ‘normal’ sexual encounters are not … [Read more...] about Commentary: She wanted to go slow; he wanted to go fast. She told the world. Is Aziz Ansari a victim or a perpetrator?
The Aziz Ansari cultural moment was inevitable. Ansari, the immensely talented actor who just won a Golden Globe for his work on “Master of None,” has been very publicly accused of unwanted sexual aggression during a first date by an anonymous 23-year-old woman who met him at an Emmy after-party last year. Her story, “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life,” on the website Babe, has sparked intense conversation, some of it along generational lines, about whether in this “Me Too” moment women are going overboard, mistaking seduction for harassment. The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan, 56, described the story as “revenge porn,” meant to humiliate Ansari. The Guardian’s Jessica Valenti, 39, on the other hand, said that where men might see an “everyday, reasonable sexual interaction,” women are saying “what the culture considers ‘normal’ sexual encounters are not … [Read more...] about She wanted to go slow; he wanted to go fast. She told the world. Is Aziz Ansari a victim or a perpetrator?
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 5:24 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Jim Brandenburg via Shechen Archive Matthieu Ricard is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and Dalai Lama associate who became globally renowned for his bestselling books and popular presentations on happiness. He (unwillingly) gained the title of "happiest man in the world" from the Western press due to the level of brain activity registered in a brain scan during his meditation. Ricard is also a skilled photographer, and his photos reveal a glimpse of what his life is like in the Himalayas of Nepal. His day includes meditation, charity, and time with his fellow monks. Matthieu Ricard is not a typical monk. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing San Antonio Boy Attempts Icy Stunt by Jumping on Slick Trampoline Storyful Car drives off bridge near downtown S.A. during storm mysa Woman in England surprised with tickets to see Rascal Flatts at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo mysa San … [Read more...] about A day in the life of ‘the happiest man in the world’ — a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others
By Nellie Bowles Published 3:04 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Photo: JASON HENRY, NYT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Grant Hummer lives in a San Francisco place that his fellow cryptocurrency enthusiasts call the Crypto Crackhouse. Grant Hummer lives in a San Francisco place that his fellow cryptocurrency enthusiasts call the Crypto Crackhouse. Photo: JASON HENRY, NYT Your cryptocurrency masters are getting hilariously rich, and you’re not 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Recently the founder of something called ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Reddit user spotted a Tesla with a BLOKCHN license plate. More people are looking to buy bitcoin on their credit cards. After the Long Island … [Read more...] about Your cryptocurrency masters are getting hilariously rich, and you’re not
This is the last straw Re: "Trump's vulgarity stuns lawmakers -- Some see racism as he talks up Norway, pans Latino, African nations," Friday news story. When the leader of the Free World, which was built on the backs of many peoples of color, balks at including immigration protections to the peoples of Africa and Haiti because they are from countries that he labels with a vulgarity and because he would rather accord the protection to peoples from "Norway" instead -- people who look more like him -- this seems and sounds like Hilter's ideas for ethnic cleansing. Now I understand why he turned his back on U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico in their time of need. This is the straw that breaks Lady Liberty's back. Enough is enough! Adrienne Carter, Lewisville How long can we stomach Trump? President Donald Trump's latest vulgarity to describe African nations and Haiti is embarrassing and racist. I'm remembering during Richard Nixon's presidency when tapes of … [Read more...] about Readers write about foul language, Africa, Haiti, Third World countries, MLK contest, Wesley Stoker, Thomas Monson, women’s movements