FILE - This Jan. 28, 2018 file photo shows Sting performing at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Sting is heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency next year. Sixteen performances of “Sting: My Songs” will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020. Shows are also planned for June, August and September. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Sting, “My Songs”: They’re his songs, and he’ll do whatever he dang well pleases with them, and so one Gordon Sumner is “reimagining” a slew of his tunes with The Police as well as solo cuts to “recontemporize the stuff,” as he told Billboard magazine recently. Also in stores: Amyl and the Sniffers, “Monsoon Rock”; Flying Lotus, “Flamagra”; Joan as Police Woman, “Joanthology”; Justin Townes Earle, “The Saint of Lost Causes”; Morrissey, “California Son”; Sebadoh, “Act Surprised”; … [Read more...] about Sting revisits Police, solo numbers with ‘My Songs’
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Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 9:55 PM EDT May 2, 2019 In "Red Joan," Judi Dench plays a British woman who was, in her late 80s, busted for her treasonous past as a Russian spy. Judi Dench as a spy? Fabulous! There's just one tiny problem: the espionage in question took place decades earlier, and our whiz-bang technology has not yet advanced to the point where we can de-age Judi Dench. So what "Red Joan" presents is a lot of scenes of Dench's character, being interrogated by police, reacting to reenactments and memories of her actions. She's a spectator to her own story. That's the main problem with "Red Joan," but it's not the only problem in this dull tale of traded secrets in the atomic age. This period drama is stuffy and slow, told in a clumsy way to justify Dench's casting and presence, and is still a waste of her time. Sophie Cookson plays young Joan Stanley, a character inspired by the real life story of Melita … [Read more...] about Review: Spy story ‘Red Joan’ a snooze
By Joan Morris | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 6:18 am DEAR JOAN: My mother will be 84 in a few weeks. She’s in reasonably good health, although she uses a walker because she’s not very steady on her feet. She lives with us, so we are able to give her the assistance she needs. She has talked about getting another dog, but we don’t have any pets and my husband and I aren’t sure we want one. My husband works and I do a lot of volunteer work, which takes me away from the house throughout the day. I worry that my mom wouldn’t be able to take care of a pet when we aren’t there. What do you think? Not Dog People, Danville DEAR NOT.: You have valid concerns about having a pet, but I think it’s important to also consider what’s best for your mom. Studies have shown that pets can add years to your life, but even if they only extend our time by a single … [Read more...] about Should 84-year-old woman be allowed to have a dog?
Pine Heath Nursing Home at High Kelling, which has now closed. Pic: Sam Robbins. A 95-year-old died of hypothermia and pneumonia after both boilers failed in a Norfolk care home, where residents had to rely on temporary heaters and hot water being carried in jugs. James Bullion, executive director of adult social services at Norfolk County Council. Picture Norfolk County CouncilAnd a new report has revealed how organisations which should have scrutinised the measures the home was taking to keep its residents warm were slow to act and carry out checks.The death of the woman, known as Ms E, after she was admitted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, prompted a report by the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board.It does not name the care home where Ms E, but it is understood it was Pine Heath Care Home in High Kelling, near Holt.The home was closed by its owner in May last year, after moves to cancel its registration.Following the death of Ms E at the Norfolk and Norwich … [Read more...] about Woman, 95, died after condemned boilers in Norfolk care home failed
Tourists walk under arches next to the flooded St Mark's Square during a high-water (Acqua Alta) alert in Venice, Italy. (Miguel MEDINA/AFP) Road were blocked and thousands of people were left without power in southern and central Europe, as rains and violent winds sparked flooding and tore trees from their roots. Thick snow has also cloaked French and Italian mountain regions, trapping hundreds of drivers in their cars and tourists in hotels. In Italy, where Venice was inundated by near-record flooding and ferocious storms drove high winds reaching up to 180 kilometres an hour in some areas, civil protection authorities announced a further five deaths, after confirming five people died on Monday. "We are facing one of the most complex meteorological situations of the past 50 to 60 years," said Angelo Borrelli, head of the national civil protection agency. Luxury yachts lay smashed in the harbour of Rapallo near Genoa after a dam broke under pressure. "It was like a tsunami," one … [Read more...] about 11 dead in Italy storms as wild weather sweeps Europe